25 November, 2020

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Ministry Of Defence Intimidates Jaffna University Teachers – FUTA

By Colombo Telegraph

Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) says it has been informed that Mr. Amirthalingam Rasakumaran, member of the Executive Committee, FUTA and the President, University of Jaffna Teachers’ Association (UJTA) which is affiliated to FUTA has been asked by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) under the Ministry of Defence to come to Vavuniya for inquiry at about 9.00 am tomorrow (22/12/12). 

Gota - Secretary to the MOD

“We believe that the reason that Mr. Rasakumaran has been required to appear at the TID is his involvement as the President of the JUTA in taking action against the assault on Jaffna University students by SL army on 28.11.2012 and related issues.” says Dr Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri.

The FUTA President says; ” We believe that the action of UJTA presided by Mr. Rasakumaran in this connection has been legal and above board and hence requiring him to appear at TID amounts to intimidation of lawful activities carried out by the UJTA and other teachers’ unions in Jaffna University affiliated to FUTA to restore an environment within the university where both the students and teachers feel safe to carry out their academic activities.”

“FUTA strongly urges the authorities to immediately stop intimidating the academics and students of the University of Jaffna who are acting democratically and lawfully within the rights all citizens of Sri Lanka should be able to enjoy and help restoring the normalcy within university immediately.” he further says.

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    we sinhala people are pure aryans. my brother mahinda, basil, myself and my other siblings are all royals. we are related to queen of england. my nephew name is a second cousin of former kate middleton and now duchess of cambridge. we always dine with the english royals. i know royals of england are white aryans but we are black aryans of the paradise on earth. however, it doesn’t make any odds. you know the assassination attempt on my life by tigers has taken it’s toll. even though i survived the bomb blast it has affected my life profoundly. the impact of the blast has damaged my ears, lungs, and brain. now you know why i speak nonsense most of the time. i can’t hear properly because of the force of the blast. several parts of my body has simply given up. ijust walk around like a zombie.

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      Oh dear, looks like those bleach fumes have really done a number on Rama’s brain cell.

      Rama, next time crack open the bathroom window and get some air in before you start – workplace safety and all that.

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        State Terrorism is the name of the game while Lanka under the great Rajapassa – slayer of terrorists – is turning into a hub for Chinese Criminals, money launderers, drug dealers and prisoners..

        Murder and environmental degradation after land grabbing is committed in the name of Rajapassa’s “Economic Development”!

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        For goodness sakes man, this is satire. Not the best articulated satire, but satire nonetheless. Just sit back, imbibe something stronger than lemon juice, and have hearty laugh!

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        remember once he said, he was hit by a rod in his head by his wife? May be its effect.

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      I think its time to take GR to court. Not under one legal action but by several so that he spends more time in the courts and does not have time to take revenge on innocent people. I think some group should record all the illegal actions he is taking against the Citizens of the country and when the time is right, that is when the Rajapakses’ are kicked out then legal action should be filed and put him away in prison for life.

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        GR now has the power of life and death over all living in sri lanka due to his ‘hit squads’ bolstered by the PTA under which he can summon and hold any citizen incommunicado for three months which can be extended.
        His brother the president pretends not to know.
        Latest news is that a member of the medical faculty of the jaffna university has been attacked with a sword and has suffered a serious injury on his arm.He had represented the students who protested the attacks on them by the army and police.
        The Terror Regime is now extending its activities against the lawyers who objected to the CJ’s impeachment and their sympathisers.

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          If brother drops in,or offers to help in any way, the other router is definitely behind the attack

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    Gota’s dirty fingers are in all the places where suppression of basic human rights is involved. He is the hatchet man for the Rajapaksa family. If he is cut down the Rajapaksa clan’s power will disintegrate.

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      Where is Musharraf type general?

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    If these University Teachers behaved this way in a university of a Western country where human rights are practiced, all these university teachers would have been DEFINITELY Fired and would be unemployed in no time.

    It would be the same for Students. They would be questioned by the law enforcement authorities, prosecuted, jailed and simultaneously would have been expelled from the university.

    Sri Lankan authorities are scared to take conclusive and decisive decisions. That is why these university teachers and university students are there to ruin the life for every body.

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      @Jim Softy so you too sing for your supper defending this corrupt rogue thuggish regime you copycat imitator.

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      Jim, I am sure you have never lived or even visited a free democratic country in your life. Do not make stupid statements and expose your ignorance. In free democratic countries students and teachers in high schools also protest. Protesting is a civic right which is called Freedom of speech and expression. If you were born in Sri Lanka after 1983, then I should excuse you as you will not have known what democracy or for that matter freedom of expression means.

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        QUICK FOX:

        You don’t know how many years I have Lived in the west.

        They call them selves the free democratic blah blah blah…

        I know lot of that.

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          If you know what true democracy is, then I fail to understand why you wrote this comment. From what you have written i think you have lived abroad in the past, but now living in SL and watching only Rupavahini.

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    If these university students want to be terrorists let them be. Eventually incarcerate them for life and ruin their future. Then others will learn.

    It should be the same for teachers too.

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      for exercising their legal and democratic rights of dissent enshrined in the constitution? and for mourning one’s dead?

      C’mon Jim Softly which Western country you are from? You sound more like an internet hitman/woman who appears on sites like this under changing names in defence of the govt. in Sri Lanka. Whom are you trying to fool? I feel sorry for you that you have to do this for a living. If not, and if you are a genuine govt. supporter why not come out on your own name and you will have nothing to fear like the jaffna university teachers and students?

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        KUMUDU:

        I knew a JVP – killer who gave his wife and son to marry a Tamil girl because that a step ahead in life’s struggle.

        By the way, you have not given a valid thought to respond for.

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          Dear Jim Softy,

          with all the shouting at me with capital letters you sounds agitated about my questioning and want to silence me. does that happen in the western countries you refer to?

          And you behaviour has proved my hunch was correct. I think you should adopt a name such as Gunasekera or Jayasekera with some initials too.

          You haven’t responded to my queries, no? Give us an example of a Western country which has done what you say they do to university teachers and students who exercise their legal and constitutional rights.

          .

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          Wanted: Gota the terrorist and his accomplices dead or alive.

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      Hey Stupid Henchayyah Jim Softy do you want FUTA & Teachers association to follow the judiciary & Lawyers agitation.

      If that happens your king might flee & you will be abundant & lost.

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        As there is no way I can respond to Kumudini, I reply under Jim HArdy:

        IF this kind of things happened in the west, Those teachers would be fired for some unrelated cause which they can not challenge. Students too if they can not be incarcerated for their criminal behaviour they would be expelled from the university for some unrelated courses.

        I know that.

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          Jim: You seemed to have been saddled to your space watching TV in the west. What the university students at Jaffna was a matter the western universities would definitely ignore unlike the uncivilized Gaame Gode folk of Sri Lanka. The police would never have entered campus leave alone the army without the VC’s explicit permission and in any case the VC would defend the students and stop the police or army entering campus and arresting students.
          Do not link yourself with the west, Jim – you and your gaame gode folk are not wanted here in the west.

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    PTA is a diabolical tool in the hands of a diabolical dictator. It denies the fundamental rights of a person under the constitution as well ass the UN charter. It is beyond the jurisdiction of the courts and legal system.

    However in these cases it is clearly being misinterpreted and misused to harrass innocent persons. So the interpretation can be challenged in a court of law.

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      Over to you ,our savior weliamuna.

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        Jaffna Army Commander Mahinda Hathurusinghe has said that Jaffna university students are dreaming that students currently in detention would be released

        GR, the head of TID and Jaffna Army Commander Mahinda Hathurusinghe should be brought before courts to explain how they interpret the PTA to justify the arrest of these students and keeping in army custody, not in remand.

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          Jaffna Army Commander has given a very responsible TASK. If there is another LTTE come Back he will be responsible for not doing his service properly.

          So, he is doing the best he can do.

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    This type of school of thought makes pave the way to create only anarchy. Let the active role of professionalism in place rather than making room for this type of blunders.

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    This clandestine gathering of LTTE supporters on the Campus ,coming on the heels of the arrests of LTT cadres by the Indian Terrorist Investgation unit, is alarming and has seriuos repurcussions for the security and stability of both countries.

    The wheel chair bound Tiger explosives expert 0f the LTTE admitting that he has been training LTTE cadres in Tamil Nadu to carry out a bombing campaign in Srilanka is really serious stuff.

    The fact that 3 of this Cell is still at large is even more worrying for the peace loving inhabitants of Srilanka.

    These inhabitants will be pissed off, if the FUTA members who draw fat salaries from the payers money are going to get involved in terrorist activities.

    Unis are also tax payer funded Organisations

    If the lecturers and their loyal students want to get involved in politics ,they must utilize their political master’s premises and their resources.

    That of course if they are doing democratic politics.

    If they are into Terrorism linked politics,both parties must be dealt with under terrorism prevention regulations.

    30 years of suffering is long enough.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Unis are also tax payer funded Organisations”

      Do Lankies pay tax? It is a news to me. When did the Tax payers start paying tax?

      Could you name a few.

      “If they are into Terrorism linked politics,both parties must be dealt with under terrorism prevention regulations.”

      Could you elaborate on what the law says about terrorism?

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    What can you expect from uneducated thugs! He ran away to the US when he was scared to fight LTTE.

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    The opposition MPs and other reasonable people tolerated what van abductions of dissidents who include independent journalists, trade unionists, judges , lawyers and members of the ethnic minorities. The vengeful maniac goes on taking revenge and has been behind many deaths. We should not wait until his henchmen know at our doors and abduct us.

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    GOTHA BAYA GULLA HAS GONE BERSERK AND WAITING TO JOIN RUWANDA’S PAST PRESIDENT IN THE LOCK UP AND DO HARD LABOUR BREAKING GRANITE ROCK WITH A SMALL HAMMER FOR THE NEXT 35 YEARS. THE WHOLE FAMILY ARE BORN RACISTS. IT IS A SHAME TO CALL MYSELF A SRI LANKAN PATRIOT WITH THESE IDIOTS AROUND ME. SHIRANI BANDARANAYAKE WILL DEFINITELY PUT THEM ALL AWAY FOR LIFE, IN THE COOLER, HARD LABOUR, RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH JUST BREAD AND WATER.

    LEARNED TAMIL LEGAL TEAM IS FIGHTING FOR AND THE ILLITERATE IDIOTS IN THE PARLIAMENT ARE SHITTING BRICKS NOT KNOWING WHAT HAD HIT THEM.

    “AROHARA GOVINDHA”

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    Gota will do to the Sinhalese what Praba did to the Tamils – an irreversible disaster.

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      Well said. He has forgotten that he has residency in the US. Wait and see what’s going to happen to him soon.
      He is only a civil servant (without the required qualifications), how can he be a judge, who is he to send students for rehabilitation?
      I think its time for him to go for rehabilitation so that he can be taught what Democracy is.

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