22 April, 2021

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Need To Show Results To Ensure Closure

By Jehan Perera

Jehan Perera

There are two aspects to the process unfolding in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the present time. The first is the outcome of the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet which was released on January 27. The second will be resolution of the UN Human Rights Council itself which is in the process of being finalized, and of which a draft is available. It is this latter document that will be debated in the final days of the 46th session of the UNHRC later this month. This will be the document that sets out the expectation of the UNHRC in terms of implementation by Sri Lanka.

So far it has been the report of the UN High Commissioner that has taken the centre stage of public attention in the country and being subjected to severe criticism by the government. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has appealed to the member states of the UNHRC to reject the report and impending resolution as a “pure political move” against the country and asking that the issue be brought to a closure. The report arranges and sets out facts from a perspective that indicates that Sri Lanka is heading in the direction of contracting space for political freedom, weakening of checks and balances in governance and increased conflict between ethnic and religious communities. The picture painted is a bleak one, and includes incidents such as the detention of lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah for nine months without formal charge.

However, even more serious than the opinion expressed about the negative direction that the country is taking are the recommendations given in the UN High Commissioner’s report. They are potentially calamitous ranging from freezing of assets, travel bans and targeted sanctions against public officials suspected of human rights violations and referral of such cases to international tribunals including the International Criminal Court and an invitation to individual countries to take action under the principle of universal jurisdiction.

Draft Resolution 

The government has strongly refuted the UN report as being biased and over critical of the state of governance in the country. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawaredena said “Sri Lanka rejects the High Commissioner’s Report which has unjustifiably broadened its scope and mandate further, incorporating many issues of governance and matters that are essentially domestic for any self-respecting, sovereign country.” Over 20 countries have spoken against this report including China and Russia that possess veto powers in the UN Security Council which is the UN body authorized to permit international punitive actions. The problem is that the report opens the door to punitive actions by individual countries over which the countries that have pledged support to Sri Lanka will be unable to veto.

Another problem from the government’s perspective is that the UNHRC resolution had drawn inspiration from the report of the UN High Commissioner and has both observations and recommendations that are drawn from it. For instance, the draft resolution accepts the anticipated trajectory of Sri Lanka’s future political direction as presented by the UN High Commissioner’s report. There is a negative anticipation in this regard “over emerging trends over the past year, which represent clear early warning signs of a deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka, including the accelerating militarization of civilian government functions, erosion of the independence of the judiciary and key institutions responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights, ongoing impunity and political obstruction of accountability for crimes and human rights violations in “emblematic cases”, policies that adversely affect the right to freedom of religion or belief, surveillance and intimidation of civil society and shrinking democratic space, arbitrary detentions, allegations of torture,” among others.

However, on the positive side the recommendations for action that are likely to be made in the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka are achievable ones on which action has already been taken in several instances. These are recommendations that the government can take on board and implement because they are meant to ensure a system of governance that is more just, law abiding and democratic for its multi ethnic, multi religious, multicultural and plural polity as described by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the UNHRC session in Geneva in February 2020.

The government is in a position to comply with most of the recommendations that are in the draft resolution. These are as follows:

a. Support the work of the Office on Missing Persons and the Office for Reparations and allow them to proceed with interim relief measures for affected vulnerable families and resolve the many cases of enforced disappearances so that families of the disappeared can know their fate and whereabouts;

b. Set up a comprehensive accountability process for all violations and abuses of human rights committed in Sri Lanka, including those by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, as highlighted in the OISL report of September 2015

c. Deal with the prevailing marginalisation and discrimination suffered by the Muslim community, and that the Government of Sri Lanka’s decision to mandate cremations for all those deceased from COVID-19 has prevented Muslims and members of other religions from practicing their own burial religious rites;

d. Ensure the prompt, thorough and impartial investigation and, if warranted, prosecution of all allegations of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law including for longstanding emblematic cases; and ensure reversal of non judicial closure of cases involving rights violation or major crimes;

e. Ensure the effective and independent functioning of the National Human Rights Commission, the Office on Missing Persons, and the Office for Reparations;

f. Ensure a safe and enabling environment in which civil society can operate free from hindrance, insecurity, and reprisals;

g. Review the Prevention of Terrorism Act and ensure that any legislation to combat terrorism complies with its international human rights and humanitarian law obligations;

h. Foster religious freedom and pluralism by promoting the ability of all religious communities to manifest their religion, and to contribute openly and on an equal footing to society;

i. Continue to cooperate with special procedures mandate holders, including responding formally to outstanding requests and obtain advice and technical assistance on implementing the above-mentioned steps.

Action Taken 

It is to be noted that the government has already taken preliminary action with regard to several of the recommendations including those dealing with the Office on Missing Persons and Office for Reparations. It has also acted fully with regard to another one of the recommendations in the draft resolution. This is with regard to the issue of enforced cremation of Covid victims. Even though ten months late, the government’s decision to permit the burial of Covid victims in the face of strong internal opposition needs to be commended. It is likely to have a positive bearing on the discussions in the forthcoming discussions in the UNHRC, where the issue of enforced Covid cremation was a matter of censure. This decision will also contribute to make Muslims citizens of Sri Lanka feel that the government has finally responded to their deeply felt sentiments. Likewise, the government needs to be responsive to the Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka, their political aspirations and in particular whose grievances that continue to remain unaddressed eleven years after the end of the war.

It appears that the government is prepared to take action with regard to yet another one of the recommendations in the draft resolution. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has expressed his desire to meet with the families of missing persons. This is a highly visible group of people who have been protesting for years that they want more information about their family members who went missing during the war and its immediate aftermath. Their unresolved grievances have been internationalized due to the inability and unwillingness of successive governments to offer a solution to this issue. Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof Jayanath Colombage has been quoted as saying that the president “wants to listen to them identify their actual grievances, rather than what politicians might say and give them a solution. It will happen very soon.”

The indications are that the resolution on Sri Lanka and its post-war reconciliation process will be presented by a group of likeminded countries with majority support in the UNHRC. The government is in a position to agree to most of these recommendations that advance the rights and privileges of Sri Lankan citizens, strengthen principles of good governance and are in keeping with the parameters of Sri Lankan sovereignty. The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission that the government appointed in 2010 in the face of a previous UNHRC resolution came up with a factual record and analysis that won both national and international recognition and some of its recommendations were adopted by the government. But more remains to be done. Instead of trying to mobilize countries in the UNHRC who themselves have questionable human rights track records to reject the resolution, the acceptance of those sections of the resolution that advance the quality of life of the Sri Lankan people and their human rights could take the country in a direction in which there will be no need for future resolutions by the UNHRC.

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    JP: UNHRC is a Hot air show. The US and UK are the biggest violators of Human Rights on the planet, but I suppose USAID funding to NPC prevents you saying this?!

    Take the case of the Chagos Islands, just South of Sri Lanka, where the US-UK Diego Garcia military Base and CIA Blacksite was set up after forced displacement of the Chagossian people – an ongoing Human Rights violation.
    The ICJ ruled that the US-UK occupation and colonization is illegal under international law.
    Take the UK and their mercenaries – the Keenie Meenie (KMS) role in setting up and training the Sri Lanka STF for war crimes in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka and please read Phil Miller’s new book and watch the film on KMS
    Take US Special Operations (SOF) Role in setting up the Lankan Special Forces Mahasohon Brigade and Mahasohon Balakaya to divide and cause chaos after the war ended and set up a US military base and signg SOFA and MCC after staging the ISIS claimed Easter SUnday 2019 carnage in Sri Lanka….
    UNHRC is bunkum!
    Take US and UK war crimes in Afghanistan. French war crimes in Sahel and the list goes on and on. P-3 – UK-US-France are the biggest manfactureres of weapons of war and they are the real criminals who control the UNHRC.

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      The PCoI Report cover up report, actually reveals the truth: GEOPOLITICS in the
      The US funded bi-partisan UNP- SLFP/Pohotuwa, Ranil-and-US citizen Rajapaksa brothers corruption racket that enabled the Easter attacks and also the cover up PCoI Report.
      The Report never talks of ISIS that claimed the attacks or of the fact that the United States CIA owns ISIS and its, Special Operations Forces, Saudi funds and Israel propaganda experts were behind the Easter Sunday attacks in order to give USA an excuse to purportedly to fight ISIS in Lanka and protect Christians, and get SOFA and MCC signed in Sri Lanka in order to set up a military base, but really part of the hybrid war on China and the rise of Asia is clear. Citizens of Sri Lanka are not fools even though their leaders are corrupt to the eyeballs.

      2. The well known intelligence Secret is , that the CIA owns and operates ISIS and its Islamophobi narrative, that the Saudi Embassy that funded Hizbulla , Bathudeen Hakeem and all the rotten Muslim politicians which murdered Jamaal Kashogghi in Istanbul which the CIA report has reaveal – had advanced notice of the attacks,

      Please read the book: The ISIS is US: the Shocking Truth behind the Army of Terror
      https://www.pdfdrive.com/isis-is-us-the-shocking-truth-behind-the-army-of-terror-e176112847.html

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        Dinuk,
        “The well known intelligence Secret is , that the CIA owns and operates ISIS and its Islamophobi narrative,”
        Did they teach you at Princeton that ISIS is Islamophobic? Perhaps you ought to check whether the Pope controls the Saudis too.

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      “The US and UK are the biggest violators of Human Rights on the planet”
      Don’t forget it is the home for the Srilankan President and the next President of Srilanka. You don’t find a government ministers burning a library in these countries. you don’t find the American military protecting Christian thugs burning their own civilians. USA is a union of 50 states. UK has a devolution of power for Scottish, Welsh, Irish and English. In France, they charged former president for corruption but you know what is happening here.
      This is not about UNHCR. This is about our country. This is about equal rights and rule of law in our country. Make sure your hands a not in blood before put on your hand.

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        Do you know that not long ago they burned people alive there?

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          USA is a union of 50 states.
          Do not be so flippant.
          These states were just colonial provinces that were brought together and/or annexed.
          Do you know what the English did to the Irish?
          *
          “This is not about UNHCR. This is about our country. “
          Very true.
          Why do we waste time at the UNHCR with somebody else’s agenda?
          Let us get to work here by uniting the sensible and progressive folk first.

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          SJ
          Witches were burned in stakes or drowned in rivers in medieval times, the Ottomans boiled their prisoners alive, the French guillotined people & didn’t ancient SL kings have brutal methods of punishment, even for women & children? Even now, stoning to death is practiced in some Middle Eastern countries. The Saudis recently hacked a journalist to pieces inside their embassy but economically powerful countries can get away with it. However, as Ajith says, it is about our country & equal rights & rule of law for all its citizens. At least, thanks to UNHCR, atrocities can be exposed, otherwise, there is no hope for real heroes like Shani, Hijaz or fearless journalists who expose wrong doings. Atrocities will continue if we don’t acknowledge our own dark past & happy to be in denial.

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            R-UK
            Have you heard of the KKK?
            Have you not heard of racist murders in the UK?
            What was Paki-bashing about?

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      SL Army shelled Tamil hospitals with a specially made US artillery specifically made to shell civilian targets!!

      SL Air Force bombed a Tamil school in Sencholai with American Mk-84 bombs!!

      SL Navy bombed Tamil ships, their support boats and killed 2,000 Tamils at sea without rescue thanks to US government satellites giving them the information!!

      USA pointing finger at SL is just part of the drama. SL knows it. LOL!

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        Gatam,
        “SL Army shelled Tamil hospitals with a specially made US artillery specifically made to shell civilian targets!!”
        What an earth-shattering discovery from you!! So, normal artillery doesn’t kill civilians?
        Did you forget to swallow those little round things your shrink gave you?

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          OC
          What is special is that it will “shell civilian targets” but avoid military targets.
          *
          Shrinks have moved on since the days of electric shocks.
          They give slow release muscular injections that last anything from a month to several months.
          It is particularly good if the ‘client’ (the new official term) has a tendency to get into moods and refuse medication.

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    One country,
    One law,
    One big lie,
    describes Sri Lanka very well.

    Sinhalese Buddhist extremists who voted to power the present fascist dictatorial government
    will rule according to the wishes of the Sinhalese Buddhist hegemonysts to
    make the country Singhala-Buddhist to the exclusion of Tamils,
    Muslims, and Christians. Persecution of the minorities and Singhalization
    of the island will continue without action by the international community.

    Sovereignty means they can do as they wish irrespective of the international laws.
    Local judiciary is racist too, and they are essentially corrupt and pliant to the whims
    of the rulers.
    despite the efforts of UNHCR.

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      One country,
      One law,
      One big lie,
      describes Sri Lanka very well.
      ========
      you missed one family
      ++++

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      True.

      Unfortunately Tamils want to live under Sinhala rule in SL, Hindi speakers’ rule in India and Malays in Malaysia.

      You can’t blame others if you want to live under others.

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    In a tribal society, members of each tribe tend to be fiercely loyal to the hierarchy of the tribe, including its leader. They are sometimes willing to forego basic needs in order that sentiments supportive of and partial to, the adopted policy or attitude prevail. However, in more civilised, secular societies that have mature and discerning people, loyalty is not paramount, but justice and fairness are. They also tend to be far more ethical in their conduct, courteous and considerate of others in their daily habits and behaviours, giving way to others and foregoing the “me first” attitude that dogs immature societies. Humility is practiced, more than any hint of arrogance or superiority. Honesty is of high value and given top status, while liars are eternally condemned. Does Sri Lanka qualify in any of these aspects?

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda,
      “Honesty is of high value and given top status, while liars are eternally condemned”
      —-
      Were George Bush and Tony Blair honest when they wanted to invade Iraq? Tony Blair told tons of lies to justify the invasion of Iraq. These two guys are the worst war criminals and human rights violators in the world. But no punishment for them.

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      Dear LP.
      Yes you envisage a country with an ideal society, but cannot think of any presently. Each has its own pecadilloes at least, while others are faulty.
      But more so about ….”However, in more civilised, secular societies that have mature and discerning people, loyalty is not paramount”, the USA does not fit this as most Republicans just voted in HOP and Senate on blind loyalty to the party. In fact even in UK, the parties expect loyalty to the party and the MPs are controlled by the Party Whip.

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        Sorry it should be :
        Republicans just voted for Trump……

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      LP
      “…in more civilised, secular societies … loyalty is not paramount, but justice and fairness are.”
      Are justice and fairness absolute in secular non-tribal civilizations?
      What did the phrase “I cannot breathe” communicate early last year?

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        What did the phrase “I cannot breathe” communicate early last year?
        FYI, that phrase is certainly not if “I starve Tamils Sinhalese will be happy” or “there are no more minorities in Lankawe”. It is a call that has made all US states’ “Policy of Police Departments” reviewed. Sri Lanka had Standardization, so Tamils who paid to Ministers were only can go to universities. US affirmative action works the other way. Lankawe beat Tamils students and teach using Tamil Saddampies that the first woman in their prodigy is a woman slept with a lion. In US February is a designated month to celebrate Black History. In addition many state considering the “Black History” as study subject. Are you a penurious. Spent some money on Google data. Otherwise you stupidity will come only out of bottomless cesspool.

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          Mallaiyuran,
          You are wrong. Standardization was introduced to reduce the number of Vellala Tamils from Yapanaya and Sinhalayo from Colombo who enjoyed best education facilities going to universities and increase the number of Sinhalayo and Tamils in other areas with less education facilities to enter universities. As a result more Tamils from the East and Central part of the country got the opportunity to go to universities. But unfortunately Vellala Tamils projected this to the International Community as discrimination.
          —-
          “Sri Lanka had Standardization, so Tamils who paid to Ministers were only can go to universities.”

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            Eagle,
            Did you mean only elite Vellara who pay to Ministers only to get admission. Read mine too man, That is what Me too said.
            (The Standardization we faced limited Tamil medium students. The rich boys and girl took two or three tuition and paid to ministers went through. We were left behind. Any way thanks for your attempt to please us, who lost.)

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          Back to the bottomless well

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            Why? to show you back to me, are losing so quickly? I have no problem to face the bottomless Cesspool.

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              “I have no problem to face the bottomless Cesspool.”
              No wonder, you seem to dwell there.

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      LP,

      Unfortunately Tamils want to live under Sinhala rule in SL, Hindi speakers’ rule in India and Malays in Malaysia.

      You can’t blame others if you want to live under others.

      Only dignified solution is to split SL into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably.

      Until then this begging, howling and wailing for political solutions and equal rights will continue.

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        Muslims are Tamils whose religion is Islam

        Soma

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        GATAM,
        “Unfortunately Tamils want to live under Sinhala rule in SL”
        —-
        Tamils brought to Sinhale by colonial rulers sought asylum in this country when they were abandoned by colonial rulers without returning to their ancestral homeland because they were willing to live under Sinhala rule. If majority Tamil population like it why you are bothered about that. Tamils from the North, East and Central part come to Colombo and live without problem. To them there is no ‘Tamil Problem’, ‘National Problem’, ‘Minority Problem’, ‘Ethnic Problem’. These imaginary problems exist in the minds of racist separatist Malabar Vellala Tamil politicians who want to use them for their political survival. None of these guys will be willing to move to a mono-Tamil enclave in the North where they will get only 15.4% of land.

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    It’s absolutely pathetic to see this government so overtly canvassing the member states that themselves that don’t advance Human Rights even within their own country.

    It even more pathetic for China to appraise and praise the efforts of this government towards upholding human rights.

    Sickening!

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      Recieving praise from china is akin to recieving praise from Hitler. Both engage in ethnically cleansing +6 million individuals of a religious (Jews/Muslims) group.
      .
      The term ‘bottom of the barrel’ doesn’t cut it to describe the type of support the criminal gosl is reaching out to.

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        s24
        The Jews did not indulge in terrorism in Germany.
        Islamic extremists (with support from Saudi Arabia and US backing) indulged in terrorism in Russia (in the Republic of Chechnya) and cultivated Islamic-Uighur terrorism since early 1990s.
        China woke up to it a little too late, but was firm on terrorism (a menace between 2009 and 2014) which is now subdued. Social violence in Xinjiang was not anti-Uighur but by Uighur terrorists against the Han and other non-Muslims. (Some Uighurs were counterattacked by Hans amid terrorist violence in 2009 though).
        *
        Jews resorted to evil violent methods after the Holocaust. So let us not compare Jews of the time with US-Saudi-Israel-Qatar backed Islamic terrorists.
        What is your evidence of ethnic cleansing in China?
        *
        If you choose to believe slander by the worst violators of human rights, that is your right. But remember, they are not the friends of any oppressed people, least of all Muslims.

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          @SJ
          The day the Muslims stop blaming others, like most people of all ethnicities and religious fraternities do with everything , finding a scapegoat for their blunders be it gambling, drinking or sexual indulgence or doing drugs, by themselves or their spouses or children, without accepting the reality they need to find a scapegoat to blame as the devil’s advocate who lead them or their spouses or children.

          Muslims are the same, it has to be someone to be blamed .

          You need to.accept that there are quite a number of Religous psychopaths among Muslims who will happily use the warped interpretation of their selfrighrightous Psychopath mullahs ( it is.meant for all but selective), just like racists and bigots among other races and religious groups, who blame the entire 1.8 billion Muslims .

          Muslims need to.stop playing this victim card and bravely stand up and condemn any atrocities in the Name of Islam , God , The Prophet and the Scripture and endorse a ban on any Islamic creed that endorses , seclusion, violence , encourages non patriotism and deny the right to speak out , question , to be able to conclude with independent reasoning and not be subjugated by indoctrinated dogmas.

          That is the day the Islamphobia will end and Muslims will be able to regain their dignity lost in the golden age.

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            Pardon about the typos.
            Meant to say ,

            Quote:
            does not include all the Muslim Mullah ,.but a selective few

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            Well that’s a rather convenient attempt to whitewash the extremist buddhist terrorism that been plaguing this country for the better part of the last century.
            .
            Who were the jealous group that couldn’t stand to see tamils success so they had to try and subjugate them and started to blame the problems of the majority on them ?? Who are the jealous group that told the majority to boycott Muslim businesses and go to only buddhist ones ?? Who are the jealous group that went rioting on an annual basis for the last decade setting homes and places of worship on fire ?? Who denied Muslims and Christians the right to bury their loved ones citing false unproven unscientific myths ?? All the major problems facing the sri lankan people are exclusively as a result of the jealous extremist sinhala buddhist ideology. Don’t try to blame the Muslims, Christians or Tamils. You people are the curse of this land.

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              If this country was under the leadership of the Muslims then we would be a civilized developed country like Malaysia or Indonesia, if this country were under the leadership of the Christians then we would be developed like the Philippines but unfortunately we are under an extremist buddhist terrorist ideology so the only country that could be kept side by side is that failed sorry excuse for a state aka. myanmar.

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                Good point. We are also on track to end up like that racist Buddhist nation of Myanmar.

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              sitrep24,
              “Don’t try to blame the Muslims, Christians or Tamils. You people are the curse of this land.”
              ===
              How dare you say Sinhala Buddhists who gave asylum to Tamils and Muslims from Hindusthan are the curse of this land?
              The curse for Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo are the ungrateful Tamils and Muslims who turned against Sinhala Buddhists who gave asylum and accommodated them in their country and massacred Sinhalayo using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers for three decades.
              The behavior of Tamils and Muslims confirm the Sinhala saying ‘Kopamana guna kalath dudano nowethi yahapath’ (no matter how much you help, wicked people never change).

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            “You need to.accept that there are quite a number of Religous psychopaths among Muslims who will happily use the warped interpretation of their selfrighrightous Psychopath mullahs …”
            *
            I am aware, and am also aware that the Buddhists, Christians and Hindus have matching counterparts.

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              and Hindus have matching counterparts

              Hindus have no authority. Don’t be stinge, Spend some money on google browsing and find out the truth for yourself. This why it is bad to pay Badiyudeen and buy university admission.

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          sj,
          .
          Oh did you hear that from the chinese communist party controlled state media ?? Or did you head if from one of your extremist buddhist monksnwho spread terrorism to the 69 heard ?? Or maybe from one of the pani baas scientist responsible for the ‘covid ground water contamination’ lie ??
          .
          Whatever the case maybe, I think the point is lost on you and there’s no use to present factual evidence for you to read and understand because there’s no point in talking to fools like you. Also just to correct what you said, East turkistan is an independent country that is currently being illegally occupied by the ccp so is Taiwan and Tibet independent countries that the ccp are trying to control. That last part was for anyone else who read through, definitely not any 69 lakh fools.

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            It takes an unprejudiced mind to look critically at information, gather some idea of history and analyse independently to come to sensible answers.
            *
            The US has tried disruption and destabilization (and falsehoods when it fails) in various countries including China.
            It succeeds where countries are not alert, and fails where people know in advance the tricks of the US.
            *
            Do not insult a people for voting for someone you dislike. Examine why.
            Keeping on cursing them will only harden attitudes and strengthen the enemy.
            Can you think of an alternative to GR-MR? If not, why?
            *
            Soul searching does not come easy, but without it there is no liberation.

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          SJ

          “China woke up to it a little too late, but was firm on terrorism (a menace between 2009 and 2014) “

          “Japan has asked China to stop taking anal swab tests for Covid-19 on its citizens when they enter the country.”

          Is this because China’s bottled up anger (due to how Imperial Japanese army treated the Chinese during the wars) is being unleashed against Japan?
          https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-56245404

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            “Japan has asked China to stop taking anal swab tests for Covid-19 on its citizens when they enter the country.”
            UoJ Saddampi may like it. He fascinated in double meaning promiscuous talks and hear too.

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      Misery loves company. China owns chunks of this country, and will get even more because we are consistently broke, begging bowls extended, and making more enemies in the Western nations by refusing to cooperate with long overdue investigations and accountability.

      China also knows that we will be one of the nations willing to not hold them accountable for the terrible abuse of the Uighur people who are suffering, and being brutally treated, in detention camps.

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        Applies more to 2009 losers.

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        A
        Check with unbiased sources about what is happening in Xinjiang. WEverybody is complaining on behalf of the Uighurs there, but the province has been peaceful for the past several years.
        Kindly check who ‘owns’ real estate in this country?

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          Here is reality:
          How China is Violating Human Rights Treaties and its own Constitution in Xinjiang

          “The global community is finally starting to describe China’s “Strike Hard” campaign against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang accurately, normalizing usage of terms including “genocide” and “concentration camps” to describe it. The campaign, questionably framed by the Chinese government as a counterterrorism operation, violates a half dozen international treaties, along with China’s own constitution. While recent condemnation by liberal democracies is much-needed progress, a crisis of this magnitude will require a whole-of-community response, along with continual legal and policy enforcement, to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for the full scope of atrocities it’s committing in Xinjiang.”

          And not according to Human Rights Watch:

          https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/02/20/more-evidence-chinas-horrific-abuses-xinjiang

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            A
            HRW, an unbiased source?
            Stop kidding, hear the other side of the story and draw conclusions.
            There are plenty of sources if you care to know.

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              If your mouth is a fathomless cesspool, please don’t spew mud on everybody. Thanks
              Please don’t write anything you avoid to discuss. That is only a nariya deed. If write, please openly discuss it.

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                Where have you gone dear wandering troll gate keeper?

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            Xinjiang people are Turkey people, not any Chinese race. Irrelevant of they are Muslims or not, China must take its hand off from Xinjiang. That is not Taiwan or Hong Kong.

            Chechnya Republic is not part of Russia. Crimea not part of Russia.

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              Is there a Chinese race?
              There is Chinese civilization. Chinese race?

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            Ashan

            If you want unbiased sources you better check “The People’s Daily”, official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party on a daily basis which never publishes fake news nor makes any factually erroneous claims.

            Because it is published by Communist Party of China.

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          Unbiased Sources?

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            There are plenty if you are interested.
            It is not easy with a highly biased Internet.
            Leave out opinions and examine the credibility of the claims. See who produces false flags and fake information.
            *
            If what you believe is true Xinjiang should be in turmoil now.

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      Tamil Elam must also canvass for support from others in hell.

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      Sugandh,
      I do not think Government of Sri Lanka is canvassing in UK, Canada, France and Germany that have a horrible record for violating human rights and carried genocide in many countries in the world. If they do, then it is really sickening.

      “It’s absolutely pathetic to see this government so overtly canvassing the member states that themselves that don’t advance Human Rights even within their own country.”

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    How can there be that many countries to be so dumb and stupid to let Srilanka to carry on to fool them left, right and centre with a solid track record of past lies and deception practiced virulently for well over a decade? It is no issue for China and their ilk because they do not have decency percolated into their cultures. The sense of justice is nil and the judiciaries are just a facade where the trials are stage managed. Law of the jungle is live and well. It is the western world which has played a positive role throughout the history for mitigating the suffering of the masses in the eastern hemisphere. We have the devastation of Myanmar and Hong Kong taking place right in front of our eyes. Let us stand and pray same will not be repeated here in Srilanka.

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      Hanchopancha,
      If they play a positive role in mitigating the suffering of the masses they should have stopped LTTE Tamil terrorists massacring Sinhalayo for three decades. They just turned a blind eye to genocide carried out by LTTE leader megalomaniac Prabhakaran and now want to punish the victims of Tamil terrorism and the Sri Lanka Armed Forces who liberated the people in this country from the clutches of LTTE terrorists making enormous sacrifices.
      —-
      “It is the western world which has played a positive role throughout the history for mitigating the suffering of the masses in the eastern hemisphere.”

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        EE, It was the corrupt SL Army Generals who made themselves inordinately rich by stealing and selling the stolen Army property, accepting kickbacks from contractors and commissions earned from orders of Ordnance hid from the public eye, wished the war would never end.

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        EE,

        Do you really want to live in ONE country with people like this? Think!

        Isn’t the only solution splitting the island into 3 nations making up Sinhala Only nation, Tamil Elam and Muslim nation?

        Be truthful and reasonable.

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          Muslims are Tamils whose religion is Islam.

          Soma

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            @Soma .

            WOW , .how very intelligent you are .

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            S
            It is only partly true.
            Arab settlers adopted Tamil as home language as it was the language of trade at the time. Even the Sinhalese women they married became Tamil speakers.
            The point is that like Bosnian Muslims (really Muslim Serbs) and Sikhs (who are Panjabis like Hindu & Muslim Panjabis) they asset separate identity. Let us respect their right to it.
            In India the situation was different where conditions favoured cultural some integration– but not in Panjab and Hyderabad. The Urdu speaking Hyderabad Muslims left for Pakistan.
            Integration with Tamils was obstructed by the arrogance of Jaffna Tamil leaders like Sir P Ramanathan. We can see succession to that tradition on these pages.
            *
            Have you ever wondered why Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam speaking settlers found it easier to adopt a Sinhala identity than a Tamil identity.

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              Nasty old Kilavan , do not post bullshit. 95% of the Thullkans are purely descended from converted largely low caste Indian Thamizh and the remaining 5% are also of predominant Thamizh origin but have some Arab, Afghan or other largely North Indian ancestry . This does not make them anything else but Thamizh . They did not adopt Thamizh but they are Thamizh who converted to Islam and it is their language. You are nasty old man who constantly picks fights with other Thamizh or Chingkallams who state the truth and lie , when challenged to support what you post, you are very quiet and slink away.

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                Further Sikh identify themselves proudly as Punjabi , speak Punjabi and follow the actual Punjabi culture, compared to the Hindu and Muslim Punjabis who now tend to speak more Hindi or Urdu respectively. Their identity is religious and not ethnic. Similarly the Muslims of Bosnia call themselves Slavic Muslims as they are southern Serbo/Croatian speaking Slavs who converted to Islam during the Ottoman rule. They are of the same southern Slavic origin as the Serbs and Croats and speak a language that is more or less the same. Thullkans if they want can correctly call themselves Thulluka Thamizh Muslims not Arab or Camel or lying SJ
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosniaks
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhs

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                  Ptglet
                  Former Yugoslavia recognized Muslims as a distinct nationality on par with Serbs, Croats, Slovenians and Monte Negrans. They were Muslim Serbs initially.
                  *
                  Muslim Punjabis dominate Pakistan.
                  But they have little in common with Sikhs or Hindus, and write Punjabi in the Shahmukhi script as opposed to Gurmukhi preferred by the Sikhs.
                  *
                  The Indian Sikhs claim the Punjabi identity for themselves but always distinguished themselves from Hindus. This led to the trifurcation of Punjab, which did not resolve the issue fully. A call for a Sikh nation the name of Khalistan gathered momentum in the 1980s.
                  *
                  The following comment represents reality in India:
                  “Although the Sikhs consider themselves to be nation by virtue of their distinct religion, culture, customs and identity, they do not want to secede from India and are willing to abide by the constitution of India.” [http://panjabdigilib.org/webuser/searches/displayPage.jsp?ID=8781&page=1&CategoryID=1&Searched=W3GX&sbtsro=0]
                  *
                  It is significant that Sikhs are counted as separate ethnic group in US census for first time since 2020
                  *
                  Like Orthodox Christians, Catholics & Muslims among people who were once Serbs; the Sikh, Muslim and Hindu speakers of Punjabi constitute three distinct nationalities.
                  *
                  Talk to a Sikh (Khali) nationalist if you doubt me. (I cannot guarantee your physical safety though. I recommend using a phone or the Internet.)

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                Are you still nasty to your parents?

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      “It is no issue for China and their ilk because they do not have decency percolated into their cultures.”
      I think that you are referring to the oldest civilization that does not make a show of it.
      *
      Just think:
      Who are the biggest robbers, killers, colonizers and mass murderers of the last two centuries?

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    According to SL Govt and their unofficial spokesman Evil Eagle “when there is no cause what closure ???”.

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    Only wayout would be to go for WAR CRIME INVESTIGATIONS BASED ON AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION. No foreign judges would be necessary, there are enough competent srilanken judges that work for international tribune could do the job. Just leaving this alarming issue like a would of a beggar, nothing can work for the benefit of masses but Rajakshe criminals can enjoy the impunity for their high crimes deliberately committed during alone post war period.
    :
    GOSL cant stay lying to the world from year to other. Dr Jaythilaka’s pvt agendas are not clear but I have some respect to him regarding his expertise on diplomatic services. He reiterates that the GoSL should sit down and talk with former presidents. CBK is still well recognized to the world as one of the good presidents that srilanken ever produced. Mr Kadirgamar was one of the rare foreign ministers that srilanken ever produced. His services would not be forgettable to anyone. His was selected by Ms CBK as then foreign minister to her govt. If there was no Kadirgamar, world would no t ahve supported srilanken at the time TSUNAMI took the lives of 40 000 srilankens in December 2004.

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      For the above to be successful Sri Lanka has to have a Independent, competent, credible legal entity. It might have had it in the past but it does not have it now. judiciary in Sri Lanka is a joke and even it knows it. This is why Ramanayake was thrown in for four years so no one else publicly speaks about the crooked, corrupt, incompetent system.

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      Lella,

      No chance. That will only lead to another winnable war and SL outright rejecting any ruling. If the only tool you have is a hammer, you must turn every problem into a nail!!!

      Only solution is to split SL equitably into 3 mono-ethnic nations.

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      LM
      “If there was no Kadirgamar, world would no t ahve supported srilanken at the time TSUNAMI took the lives of 40 000 srilankens in December 2004.”
      What makes you so sure?
      *
      LK’s greatest service to the government was his sustained global campaign against the LTTE.

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    What are the Tamils in order to have a closure to the tragic events of the PAST?
    1] Law and order in the country should not happen according to the will of the Rulers.
    2] Security Forces in the North and East should be based in equal proportion around the Island. Private Lands should be handed over immediately. It is a FACT that there is no possibility of further civil war erupting in the North and East of the country for many more years.
    3] Provincial councils should have the power to do their policing and tackle the Land issues. There should not be a Governor for these Councils. Enough money should be allocated for development purposes.
    4] All prisoners AND others who were accused of war time activities should be produced in front of the Courts ASAP.
    5] Politicians and religious people should be prohibited from promoting Racial/Religious hatred.
    6] Freedom media is utmost importance.
    7] Settle the displaced in North and East and provide livelihoods.
    8] Drug menace/POVERTY needs to be tackled ASAP.
    9] RIGHT TO INFORMATION
    10] MERITOCRACY in Government employment

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    Just same March drama giving a stage to losers to wail. Nothing else happens.

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    “However, on the positive side, the recommendations for action that are likely to be made in the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka are achievable ones ………”

    According to the author, the government is in a position to comply with most of the recommendations that are in the draft resolution and the following one is achievable:

    a. Support the work of the Office on Missing Persons and the Office for Reparations and allow them to proceed with interim relief measures for affected vulnerable families and resolve the many cases of enforced disappearances so that families of the disappeared can know their fate and whereabouts;

    I ask the author, will the person responsible for issuing the order to liquidate the LTTE fighters who surrendered on the 18th of May 2009, allow the OMP to reveal the details regarding their fate and whereabouts?

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      Captain Morgan,
      “I ask the author, will the person responsible for issuing the order to liquidate the LTTE fighters who surrendered on the 18th of May 2009, allow the OMP to reveal the details regarding their fate and whereabouts?”

      Demalu who believe Gobble’s theory like to keep on telling the same lie again and again assuming that it will be accepted as truth.
      Rajapakshe regime pardoned, rehabilitated and released 11,872 LTTE Tamil terrorists who surrendered. 594 child soldiers who surrendered were handed over to their parents. So, don’t talk BS because you guys have a grudge with Rajapakshes for defeating LTTE Tamil terrorists.

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        EE,

        “Rajapakshe regime pardoned, rehabilitated and released 11,872 LTTE Tamil terrorists who surrendered. 594 child soldiers who surrendered were handed over to their parents.”

        How about that state sponsored wedding for them too with Bollywood and Kollywood IIFA film stars in attendance???

        Rajapakshe stupidity at its funniest!! LOL!

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    So glad to hear the gosl is going ahead
    With East Terminal.

    Excellent decision and good term of period ,35 years.

    Hope we can do the same with our railway and bus services.

    The gosl Should also consider to invite Vietnam Tea factory owners to invest in Sri Lanka and transfer.Their latest technology.

    Samething with Modern Farming, China has the most advanced tech in Farming, should consider encouraging farmers to form one corporation in every province and get Chinese commercial farms to merge with the local farmers , transfer and train them their latest technology on profit sharing basis.

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    There HAS to be at a minimum sanctions against extremist buddhists who have violated human rights such as the murder of civilians during the final stages of the war, enforced disappearences and forced cremation, there has to be travel bans against such individuals, there has to be asset freezes of those under the names of the extremist sinhala buddhist and/or their families they would have stashed the funds under (shouldn’t be hard to find since these people use foreign banks to hide the stolen money), there has to be further prosecution of these extremist sinhala buddhists at the international criminal court.

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      sitrep24,
      It is true that extremism, religious fundamentalism and racism should be eliminated from this country for the better future for Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka had Sri Lankans had a continued violence culture since it came under the rule of nationalists which against to the teaching of Buddhism or human civilisation. I am sure the country was in peace and prosperous when it was governed by foreigners. Putting the blame on external factors such as our colonisers or western nations or China or India or UNHRC is not going to solve our problems unless we all understand what is wrong with us and why the external factors are threatening or guiding us or influencing us. It is a well known factor we are united. When I say we it includes all citizens, all different communities, all different religions, and all. We cannot deny that there are differences but the rule of law should be equal to all. But we cannot deny that rule of law in practice is biased. For example, the ruler (currently) the President should not tell that he only serve to those who elected him. It is completely against to the constitution and law. (continued)

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        Ajith,
        Yes. For ‘Para’ Demalu who licked the *** of Brits life was peaceful and prosperous but for native Sinhalayo who were oppressed by Brits and Vellala Demalu life was hell.

        “I am sure the country was in peace and prosperous when it was governed by foreigners.”

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          EE,
          Be a human. Not a uncivilised animal.
          Where was “Sinhalyo” Heros for five centuries to fight Dutch, Portuguese, Britis not five decades?. Within 10 years you thugs murdered your own “Singalyo”Prime Minister. Within 25 years you killed over 10000 “Sinhalyo”? Within 35 years you massacred over 60000 “Sinhalyos”? It is your Sinhalyo Hero ran away from Sinhala to USA after stealing the country. Now you Sinhalyo. sold everything to China.

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            A
            You should also produce matching a list for Tamils.
            It will make good reading

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              Could you use your Google please, not bothering others. Everybody pay to browse Google. Further, unlike to Paramilitaries, for none of us Royal Aanduwa reimburse any internet charge to campaign for Aanduwa. .

              Thanks.

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                CT
                Where is your troll gatekeeper?
                Has someone kidnapped him? It cannot be government goons.

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                  ” It cannot be government goons.”
                  Wouldn’t be.
                  “Has someone kidnapped him? “ You know the answer anyway. But just for talk. Is all UOJ rowdies at home, recently?

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              SJ,
              Why don’t you produce that list to your EE boss? Can you deny those facts?
              That was my answer to EE?

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                A, you show strong signs of incapability for civilized dialogue.
                Your comment is fit for a public platform to arouse people who will soon forget all about it.
                There are many inaccuracies that I will not go into.
                *
                I tire of people blaming others without introspection.
                You by habit attack the Sinhalese as a race. That concerns me, for I like to believe your earlier claim that you are not anti-Sinhalese
                What is the qualitative difference between you and Eagle?

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                  SJ,
                  I know your capability of hiding the truth. I only ask questions of those who mislead Sinhalese speaking people of Sri Lanka. I never utter a word that Sinhalese should not have the same right as any other human beings or Sinhalese should be eliminated like few others. I appreciate your opinion because you think you are civilised and others are uncivilised. Even a racist murder thinks that he is top in the civilisation.

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                    A
                    Tell me what I have willfully hidden, except my private life.
                    *
                    “Even a racist murderer thinks that he is top in the civilisation.”
                    You are now talking of the American white supremacists; upper caste Hindus who burn Dalits alive in their huts and bigots who kill those marrying outside the caste.
                    *
                    I have made no claims about myself for better or worse, as these pages to me are about ideas and not personalities. (There are some who praise themselves under pseudonyms. I am not tempted that way either.)
                    *
                    If I somehow sound civilized to you, so much so that you appreciate my opinions that is nice to know, and thank you for that.
                    *
                    My complaint is that you attack a people as a group in responding to offensive opinions.
                    Do you want to emulate EE?
                    [In fairness, EE does not indulge in personal abuse the way some, mostly Tamils, do.]

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      Ha ha ha dream on you ‘king idiot. Sri Lanka has survived much worse than some tipcut fool wanting to see his nonsense in print.

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        sven,
        .
        Such hate and anger in your comment, definitely you must have learnt this from your extremist sinhala buddhist circles when soo many unassuming sinhalese are indoctrinated into extremist buddhist groups.
        .
        “f’king idiot” ?? “Tipcut” ?? such filth ! I’m surprised such a filthy comment hasn’t yet been removed.
        .
        You’re calling me an idiot ?? I’m not the one who thinks it’s a point of pride that their forefather (probably some today as well) like to take part in beastiality. I’m not the one who makes statues and bows in worship to a man who was not omnipotent (as he is now dead), I’m not the one who worships a mere mortal who wasn’t omniscient (all knowing) as he is recorded to have eaten human flesh, I’m not the one who bows in worship to a statue to ask for help when that statue is unable to help itself, I’m not the one who does black magic by blowing on knots thinking a piece of string will offer any form of protection. Understand that buddhism is a false religion. May the Lord save this country from the grips of the extremist sinhala buddhists.

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        CT
        How can you allow such crude insult on Muslims?

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          Could you also ask how is that CT allows you to constantly hop on to all comments and ridicule everybody? Do you need an empty cradle near to you when your hand ach you can keep swinging the hands. I think your Covid vacation is over, so your hands are keep rocking the keyboard. Paum Thamai!

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            Only the ridiculous call for ridicule.

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              I thought so, when an ultimate hypocrite like you, who openly declare your aim is to ridicule others, made the call to CT. Thanks for confirming, that who you are!

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          SJ
          CT has to balance – ostensibly.
          Actually CT must pay for the few anti Tamail and anti Muslim comments.
          CT has to process the truth.

          Soma

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        Wow, your mother did a bad job in your upbringing. When a commenter resorts to insults and racist remarks, it means they have nothing intelligent to respond to, or are totally ignorant. Maybe both.

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        Svenson

        “Sri Lanka has survived much worse than some tipcut fool wanting to see his nonsense in print.”

        Not so fast.
        Remember without their generosity you wouldn’t be able to import your luxuries. Without the women being sent to serve them you would not have chance for three meals a day. Don’t tell us you are living a dignified life.

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      sitrep24,
      Sinhala Buddhists who were the main victims of Tamil terrorism and Sinhala ‘Ranaviruwo’ who eliminated Tamil terrorists and brought peace to Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Malay and others in Sri Lanka should be punished.
      Hindu and Christian Tamil terrorists and racist separatist Vellala Tamil politicians who promoted separatism and asked Tamils to take up arms leading to the creation of Tamil terrorist outfit LTTE that massacred native Sinhalayo using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers with cyanide capsules around their necks for three decades go ‘SCOT ‘FREE’. What a wonderful world!!!

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    Jehan Perera,
    As an expert on human rights can you please tell whether it is possible to table a resolution against GB at UNHRC for the genocide, crimes against humanity and human rights violations committed by them during the time they ruled this country?
    Please read this article to find out some of the heinous crimes they committed against native people.
    http://books.lakdiva.org/moa/cornell/1851_english_in_ceylon.html

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      EE.
      I believe the suffering the Srilankans endured is much worse cruelty by our own people than what was inflicted to us by foreign occupiers. There are too many names hanging out of our lips; i.e., Noyer, Thadiudeen, Wickremetunga, etc., etc. All of the Civic and Cultural Institutions standing high and tall are the works of the foreigners. Thanks to the British, Srilankans can boast of occupying top rungs of the literacy ladder. After the locals took charge we sure have come down few rungs. Especially the British have been very generous and benevolent to pass on to us the knowledge and expertise they acquired through hard work. The impact the Western world has for the profundity to the Teachings of Lord Buddha is quite significant.

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        hanchopancha,
        Demalu who were brought to this country by colonial rulers might not have suffered but native Sinhalayo suffered a lot under colonial rule because they were oppressed by colonial rulers. After colonial rulers left, native Sinhalayo suffered due to atrocities committed by racist Tamils, JVP, Tamil terrorists and Muslim terrorists.

        “I believe the suffering the Srilankans endured is much worse cruelty by our own people than what was inflicted to us by foreign occupiers.”

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    Those who blame UNHCR and Western Nations always forget the contribution made by the UNHCR and Western Countries in defeating the LTTE.What was your aim defeating LTTE or defeating Violence or defeating humanity? It is the western nations who banned LTTE to help Sri Lanka. Former and current President accepted that USA intelligence helped Sri Lanka. It is not a secret India’s help in defeating LTTE. It is the former President who promised to UNSec that he will implement 13+?
    My question is that those who blame UNHCR for its report on Sri Lanka now, what is going to tell why you have failed to address the promises you made to the whole world? Why cannot the Buddhist religious leaders who follow the teaching of Buddha understand that killing of surrendered people is morally wrong? Is it wrong to share the love and kindness with other human beings? If you fail to share love and kindness with your brothers and sisters, why cannot your brothers and sisters get the love and kindness from neighbours and friends.

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      Ajith,

      It is not UNHCR ,but UNHRC..Both are two different UN organizations

      UNHCR is United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

      UNHCR is a humanitarian organization looks after refuges and in the Case of Sri Lanka UNHCR was looking after even the internally displaced people in the Northern and Eastern provinces in addition to refuges during the conflict.
      ..
      There is a clear distinction between refuges and internally displaced people.

      Refuges are defined as people displaced and go out of the country into another country whereas Internally displaced people are people displaced ,but remains within the country itself..
      .
      Wrereas UNHRC is United Nations Human Rights Council whose mandate is to promote and protect human rights around the world.

      UNHRC with 47 member countries operate from Geneva and now in the news.

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        srikrish,

        Thanks for corrections. I meant UNHRC.

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      Ajith,
      Dumbo, do not tell lies. Not a single surrendered persons killed. This is a blatant lie fabricated by Tamil Diaspora to get sympathy from the International Community. Like parrots you guys keep on repeating this lie to tarnish the image of Sinhala Buddhists.
      All the people who surrendered were accounted for. 11,872 LTTE Tamil terrorists who surrendered were pardoned, rehabilitated and released without filing charges.
      594 Child soldiers who surrendered were handed over to their parents. If you keep on repeating this lie, there is something wrong in your brain.

      “Why cannot the Buddhist religious leaders who follow the teaching of Buddha understand that killing of surrendered people is morally wrong?”

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      A
      “… the contribution made by the UNHCR and Western Countries in defeating the LTTE.”
      The West and India did much.
      But UNHCR?

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        …or for that matter UNHCR?

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          I mean UNHCR

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            I give up.
            UNHRC

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              Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha …………….I didn’t see this.
              Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
              Is that the UOJ preacher lizard wallowing inside the Soup pot?

              Is the the bottomless cesspool or or soup pot? So the stupid could not come out of the bottomless Cesspool, Right?
              Jeyaweva for Preacher Lizard!

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        UNHRC gave 12 years to at least to at least to ensure the country to bring peace and democracy? That is not enough for you?

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          Howe does your claim fit into “… the contribution made by the UNHCR and Western Countries in defeating the LTTE.”
          *
          It is not stupid to say something daft, but it is to stubbornly defend it.

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    The main issue this Govt has is that in order to come to power they whipped up the “Racist Feeling among communities”, not only that, even after coming to power the President mentioning not once but in several occasions that he was elected by the Sinhalese. This has added fuel to “Racist Feelings”.

    For such a Government to appoint either an Independent Truth and Reconciliation Commission or take actions against those soldiers who killed innocent surrendered/captured soldiers and children (enough military personnel videos we have seen) is a difficult task.

    At the end of the day for one family to be in power and their band wagon of all the crooks, rapists, drug dealers and criminal MPs to escape the grip of the law they ignore the actions that has to be taken for the benefit of the country and its people.

    Unless and until we have a Government that has the guts to put the communal issues to rest Sri Lanka will be at war with the rest of the world.

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      Buddhist1,
      Don’t talk rubbish. This Government did not whipped up racist feelings among communities to come to power. The main reason why 6.9 million vote for Gotabhaya Rajapakshe is he promised to provide security for the people who were fed up with ‘Jadapalana’ Government that allowed Muslim terrorists to carry out attacks. After Rajapakshes defeated LTTE Tamil terrorists people enjoyed peace and security. That was shattered by Easter Sunday terrorist attack by Muslims.
      —-

      “The main issue this Govt has is that in order to come to power they whipped up the “Racist Feeling among communities”,

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    I for one who had been always advocating a federal system , will never support 13+ , we will end up like Southern Sudan or East Timor.
    The Tamil people need to accept this reality , they will end up killing each other.
    With our local governments with limited powers we can not be of service, hence with autonomous regions.
    The best and most practical alternative is , to have a mix of Northern Ireland with administrative provinces , with a premier in each province but answerable to parliament , like northern Island , same thing should be done with all provinces , including North and East, police , land powers ,and judicioury should be considered to be under parliament and the central government.
    I also strongmy believe except the MCs, UCs and re-introduction of Vcs; the rest must be just converted to full scale E-goverence.
    People should be able to get their D/L , NIC , passport and birth certificates by a click on their computers and making payments online; by registering a special citizen’s pass with a special pincode, to be used to get into each institution.it will save time, the suffering of travel from far away and of cause money .
    With so much access of Internet we hardly exploite it for anything beneficial.

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    My belief of a successful goveernment is one that has no alliance , but a political party with representatives from all communities with a strict constitution drawn within the party , or within a new constitution of the parliament,that clearly makes a person who crosses over to lose his or her MP status, by having a government representating members of all Communities as per their percentage of population, which will ensure no one intimidates the government or leaders.

    What use is it even to have all the powers in the land ,if you have to give into everyone’s demands .

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    The Muslims and Tamils were both taken for a ride by Yahapalana ( not just UNP but also their partners) .
    While Muslims were instilled with fear of The President Gotabaya,
    The Yahapalana played the tofee child teasing using the 13+ .
    While some others expected The President to make irrational actions against certain members based purely on prejudice.
    The biggest losers are The Muslim Community for not voting for Mr.Gotabaya Rajapakshe , while he sincerely invited and openly stated he is for a new political culture.
    I sincerely pray for his good health and long life and also pray sincerely God keeps him well and strong and he will
    Run for his 2nd term too.
    It is absurd to only keep harping on The Rajapakshes , all past politicians have skeletons inside their closets .

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    “The problem is that the report opens the door to punitive actions by individual countries over which the countries that have pledged support to Sri Lanka will be unable to veto.”

    If individual countries take punitive action that will expose their hypocritical behavior to the entire world. They talk about eradicating terrorism but at the same time punish the first country in the world that wiped out terrorism.

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      “…the first country in the world that wiped out terrorism.”
      Who are the owners of all kinds of weapons that are found in various places?
      *
      Also, any views on saffron clad thugs who instigate mobs?

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    This is Garbage.

    Results of what? You can never satisfy these Diaspora Tamils. The only result acceptable for them is Elam which will never happen

    and all this is an interference of a sovereign by the West and the USA . instead of using the CIA now using the UN .

    What the Regime is doing is the right thing. Completely ignore them. ( while talking to like minded countries)

    And if you fools think the Colombo port drama and the Muslim Burial Drama were not part of the Govt plan for this, you are blind.

    Bravo – Gotabaya – and Mahinda.!!!!!!

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      Hi Garbage!

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    There are two way questions arise in the eve of Tamils & Muslims agitating the UNHRC for justice for them against the Appe Aanduwas’ tyranny. 1). What did UNHRC do about the Sinhalese problems they facing from the mass murdering governments & 2)what kind of action Sinhalese took at UNHRC to bring back a legitimate government in Lankawe.
    There are no clear cut answers to these questions. But it is not coming out of the thin air, but there are some, at slow motions sometimes and dormant state sometimes. Death of Vaalaiththodam Sr. in 1989 ended Sinhalese call to “go for UNHRC (the Commission)”. The crime committed by Vaalaiththodam Sr. was a Human Right violation case. But as he was missing and as pursuing those cases anymore would hurt Chandrika’s Army which was engaged in War for Peace, she abandoned those cases. Ranil, just like he escaped in the 4/21 PCoI, he escaped from Batalanda Commissions’ recommendation too. Unlike Ranil, Chandrika is not Impunity Queen, but she was the real guru to Ranil become the King of impunity. And she might have been inspired by Ranil’s resistance to sign Rome accord. Then, after the war was lost by Tamils in 2009, Old King renamed UNHRC, for the Use of Sinhala Buddhists as “United Nations Tamil Terrorist’s Inhuman Commission”.

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    When Tamils approached UNHRC, to use that for his 2010 election victory, Old King campaigned that Tamil Terrorist were trying seat him on the UN Electric Chair. From that day onward, UN & UNHRC are the most dangerous terrorists in world, even worse than LTTE, in poisoned minds of Sinhala Buddhists. This scared even the moderate Buddhists Sinhalese from associating them with UNHRC. Though a socialist, Dr. Wickramabahu supported UNHRC resolving Tamils issues, including self-determination. Nimalka Fernando took a different angle. She insisted the Rapist armies’ murders and rape accusations are true even on the Sinhalese sides and to prove it, she took Raped or toured Sinhala Women with her to UNHRC. For that Nimalka was about to pay the ultimate price. The Modaya match maker Mervyn De Silva warned her not to come otherwise she would be killed. So she avoided Lankawe for some time until she felt safe to return. Nimalka is the only one that I know of that honestly letting know UNHRC that Sinhalese are too suffering by the Royals and their rapist Army. Mangala worked with UNHRC on Resolution 30/1. Because he badly lied about the progress of the implementation, often, now it is rejected by Royals. After the Royal Hitler’s ascends to throne, the moderate Buddhists Sinhalese have lost hope of Sinhala Majority fixing the problems themselves in elections.

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    For these Sinhalese, unlike Tamils or Muslims, Human Rights is not the only problem thier governments created for them. Country’s unredeemable debt-ness, slavery to China, depleted local labour force by refugee and indentured, the competition created by their own governments among Superpowers in their soil, the inability of their governments bring back the justice, Law and order as all past and present politicians are heavily trenched into high crimes, from Suthu Nelum through Chitanta, Yahapalanaya and the Royal governments were/are not able to investigate any serious criminal cases, other than school children’s coconut thefts etc etc.. When the British tourist Sheik Kurham was murdered, British Crown Prince had to come to make the case to move. As our PhD has pointed out somewhere, even Buddhist Sinhalese’s emblematic cases are not investigated by any government. Further, as the above mentioned Sinhalese problems are hooked into one another by the Aappa Diplomacy Tricky government, no future governments they send to clear them can solve them. Intelligent Sinhalese are observing that at the mouth of the tunnel not the light, but the gate is closed and locked by the incumbent Royal government. Their enthusiasm on a CC in 2015 has completely evaporated.

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    Like in the saying of “Muttukku Muttaha” (Perl to Perl) Sinhalese are not able to see any difference between two Sinhala Politicians. Other than this propagandist PhD, there is an opinion in some Sinhalese, that they should be open to employ any decent method to clear these criminals and bring a new Constitution, a new government- not the regime change. They are open to UNHRC, if a train is leaving from Ford Station. That is where that there is vacancy is existing for a simple and honest Sinhala statesman leader, who is reachable by all kind of Sinhalese, not for the Biryani-Arrack seeking Sinhala Buddhists, to grant a trip for learned Sinhalese gentlemen to Geneva.

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    There will only be closure when justice is done and the greater Tamil nation comprising of the indigenous Eelam Tamils, the Indian origin estate Tamils and the Tamil Muslims are treated with dignity and have the same rights as the Sinhalese and federalism granted to the Eelam Tamil lands of the north and east with police and land powers, so that they have control or their land and law and order and not outsiders or the armed forces and other government departments who are now using this to steal land, ethnically cleanse Tamils, destroy Hindu temples and settle Sinhalese from the south

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      S.S.S.
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      By getting land and police powers to NE Tamils are losing more than gaining. Because the package comes with land and police powers to Sinhala majority provinces too where +50% Tamils live. Minorities in federal provinces will be rendered second class citizen level. With land powers come entitlement for the natural resources within. Control of resources like water by Southern federal units could leave NE seriously disadvantaged. Same with other natural resources in respect of their revenue potential. What I fear most is tit for tat measures in North versus South. Ex. religious sites , land grabs , cross border incursions. cross border crimes etc.. Problems are innumerable.
      Not the time for a detailed critique.

      Soma

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      REAL,
      “There will only be closure when justice is done and the greater Tamil nation “ We are on the same road. Yes, we are with you, neither you- me nor Jehan PhD can predict “The year of the lord” on which the Perahera comes to an end. But certainly, The Geneva Perahera’s final parade is not in this year. Sinhala Buddhist Appe Aanduwa fooling Sinhala Modayas. UNHRC is not a kids’ “Chocolate Factory“ where you go to watch Disney’s fairy tale stories or ride water slides. It is about Human Right and that is something about Governments’ violation.
      We don’t have to keep repeating that the UN organizations wants people’s government is all countries no dictator governments. In addition they want these people’s governments to follow their guide lines, but rather not to form Escobar Cartels with the name of magic shows called “elections”. Regarding the supports to UN conventions, like our Diyawanna Lake Palace 8th graders, there are many willing to accept the 19As and that same many ready to vote for the 20As, too. But it is unlikely UN downgrading itself for 20A. If everything keeps moving in positive side, UNHRC getting again upgraded as UNHRC+ is the possibility (At least that is what President Biden wants). If the Royals are not willing to deal with the current UNHRC they would be reserving their to deal with the UNHRC+.

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      So what is my point is, instead of learned Sinhala Gentlemen sitting and watching country’s Escobars and Bald Head Ayatollahs forming bestiality “SingaLE” movement, they have to guide the Buddhist Sinhalese to form “Justice for Sinhalese From UNHRC”. Nimalka like brave women and men can lead these movements. Sinhalese desperately needs a new Just Government not a regime change.

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    Eagle “don’t talk rubbish”?? Have you watched your self in a mirror lately ????

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    Why do you think so many Sinhala Buddhists voted for this Government? Tamil separatism as displayed by the diaspora at every opportunity, Muslim expansion and terror, Christian proselytization with church planting, faith healing, music shows and unethical conversions.

    The Sinhala Buddhists don’t mind the country being in a mess. Nothing is worse than these three threats to their way of life. They have survived foreign invasion and occupation do you imagine that a weak economy is going to worry them?

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