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New Dossier Released On Alleged War Crimes Committed By Sri Lanka’s New Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne

There is compelling evidence to charge Sri Lanka’s newly appointed secretary of defence, retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne, with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The South Africa based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has released a 100-page dossier on the secretary of defence, focusing on his role as the 53 Division commander in the war and the Competent Authority for IDPs and commander of Joseph camp, an army camp notorious for torture after the war. This follows the ITJP’s publication earlier this year of a dossier on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose subsequent promotion to Army Commander, sparked enormous concern from the EU, US and UN[1].

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Kamal Gunaratne

“There is just as compelling a prima facie case against Kamal Gunaratne as there was against the current Army Commander, Shavendra Silva,” said the ITJP’s executive director, Yasmin Sooka. “Sri Lanka is intentionally and deliberately promoting impunity by appointing alleged war criminals to positions of power,” she added. 

As 53 Division commander, Gunaratne led the assault from the southern front on Puthukkudiyiruppu in February 2009, according to his own account, directly receiving orders from the the man who is now President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Gunaratne’s forces were then part of the assaults on Puthukkudiyiruppu, Putumattalan and Mullivaikkal, which involved repeated attacks on civilian hospitals, makeshift hospitals and food distribution points, resulting in tens of thousands of civilian casualties and the destruction of civlian objects. 

Gunaratne writes in his autobiography that he and Shavendra Silva received instructions on 14 May 2009 directly from then secretary of defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa to hasten the end of the war so as to avoid succumbing to US pressure to halt the fighting. Kamal Gunaratne said at the time that there was no option but to continue the attacks and “crush the terrorists”, claiming there were no more civilians left inside the war zone. This in spite of the fact that he was fully aware that a day earlier the Sri Lankan Government itself had estimated there were still at least 15-20,000 civilians trapped inside the war zone[2]  – which turned out to be a deliberate underestimate as the UN later said 60-80,000 people emerged alive[3]. 

The legal anaylsis of the evidence concludes that Major General Kamal Gunaratne can and should be held criminally responsible for ordering attacks in which civilians, and civilian and medical objects were the objects of attack, as well as for failing to prevent his troops from indiscriminately, disproportionately and intentionally attacking civilians and civilian, medical and other protected objects, including civilians at food distribution points, hospitals and in the densely populated areas of the “No Fire Zones”. 

The Sri Lankan Army has credited Gunaratne’s 53 Division with the killing of well-known TV presenter Isaipriya. She was filmed alive surrendering to the Sri Lankan army; forensic analysis of images of her corpse conducted by the United Nations shows she was summarily executed and her body desecrated. There is no indication that Gunaratne tried to take all necessary and reasonable measures to prevent such violations or to punish those responsible.

The ITJP dossier also examines Gunaratne’s role in running the army garrison in Vavuniya, the Security Force Headquarters – Wanni, commonly known as Joseph Camp. It cites ten victims who allege they were tortured in the camp when he was the commander. The dossier concludes Gunaratne should be held criminally responsible for the crimes of rape, torture and sexual violence committed by officials at Joseph Camp under his effective command and control.

Post-war Gunaratne was also in charge of almost 300,000 Tamil war survivors unlawfully detained in Manik farm against their will and subjected to screening in military-run sites described innocuously as Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps. The dossier finds reasonable grounds to believe that the IDPs who included women and children were treated as LTTE suspects and unlawfully detained because of their Tamil ethnicity and because they had come out of LTTE-controlled territory. This amounts to discrimination under international human rights law, and, if proven may amount to the crime of persecution. 

“The appointment of Major General Kamal Gunaratne as the Defence Secretary poses a major ethical dilemma for countries that purport to adhere to international law and human rights standards,” said Ms. Sooka.  “When you start looking at the appointments made by the newly elected President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, you cannot help wondering if the President and some members of his new regime could be considered a joint criminal enterprise, who could all find themselves on trial one day when their immunity runs out” (ITJP)

To read the dossier click here

1. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) issues the following statement in agreement with the Embassies of Germany, Italy, Netherlands, the UK High Commission, the Embassies of Norway and Switzerland. https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/sri-lanka_en/66564/Joint%20Statement

“The allegations of gross human rights violations against him, documented by the United Nations and other organizations, are serious and credible,” the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said in a statement. Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision, Reuters, 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-army/sri-lanka-names-war-veteran-as-army-chief-u-s-critical-of-decision-idUSKCN1V918K

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief, https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044501

2. Vanni, North of Sri Lanka, IDP Movements as on 13 May, WHO,  

 https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/E5A96FAF8D534C10852575BE0058A9A8-Full_Report.pdf

3.  https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/64AAA43FD0FA1D9D852575BA0072916D-Full_Report.pdf

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    This man will be a thug and going down as the Goebbels of modern Sri Lanka, Just see how he comes up with the visa office in Swiss embassy who was abducted by the state agencies and now make the victim the suspect.

    Its time we Singhalese come together and take them to the Hague., need to stepup.

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      Lol…first learn to spell Singalese as a Singalese ….this government has tackled the swiss embassy drama the best possible way. Looking forward to government banning european NGOs in Sri Lanka

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        European NGOs should be banned. American corners and other foreign agencies w should be banned. Sri lanka can do reconciliation. Foreigners who are threatening to Sri lanka do not carry reconciliation, but they carry out espionage.
        Plus ruling Sri lanka under bogus name.
        any foreigner should not be involved Sri lanka internal matters
        Also. licensing for local NGOs must be taken away

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        By getting rid of the NGO’s from whom will you beg. ?
        A simple solution is to send all your Sinhala Buddhist women and pufta’s to loyally fulfil the sexual frustrations, demands of their Arab masters.
        From a reliable source that Kamal. G has despatched his concubines to earn a pittance while he’s being kept by a man ponnaya,
        how cool. ?
        Cheers, R. J.

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        Sach: “Lol…first learn to spell Singalese as a Singalese …”
        The spelling is “Sinhalese” as for example used in Wikipedia
        .
        britannica.com › topic › Sinhalese
        Sinhalese, also spelled Singhalese or Cingalese,

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      Nadeeka Abeyrathne,
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      You can see how professionally our people have handled the bogus adduction claim by Swiss.
      /
      And
      /
      That Tamil bogus victim is not a suspect now. She is the ACCUSED and will be THE CONVICT soon.
      /
      She is not going anywhere but jail from that embassy.
      You can take my word for that.
      /
      And
      /
      Now you can clearly see why we Sinhalese have to stick together and help our president.

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        My friend not only that my friend, don’t allow these conspiratorial sly Tamil enter sri lanka from Western countries at all. These global bogus refugees got into Western countries to established global based military, economic and espionage network against Sri lanka

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      Nadeeka, symptom of bi-polar…………….. ????? Up untill now, It the only casualty was Yasmin Sooka………………. Whats happening to these women?
      Sinhalese do not need enemies from outside as they are within.

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      A General bending backwards to appease a Colonel!

      Only in SL. Shame on the army.

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      “Its time we Singhalese come together and take them to the Hague., need to stepup.”

      the Sinhalese are naive and easily corruptible ….that is why “you Sinhalese” have voted the Rajafakses to power again

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        Economic refugees trying to justify their stay in the west

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      Nadeeka, do you have answers to the following allegations that turned out to be blatant lies:
      1. Mannar mass graves (It belonged to the Portuguese era of the 16-17 centuries and there was no LTTE at the time),
      2. Tamil man alleged to have been killed by the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) in late 2009, surfacing in Tamil Nadu. (PM Modi is aware of the case)!
      3. Australia provided a new identity to one-time leading JVP activist, Kumar Gunaratnam in 2014, and he was not missing.
      4. A missing LTTE child soldier showing up in an award-winning French movie in 2013.
      5. Likewise those who were considered missing may appear from the US, Canada, Switzerland, UK, India. etc.
      6. Nishantha Silva who claimed refugee status in Switzerland is not a Sinhalese as the name suggests but a Tamil called Kandappa who holds several passports under several names.
      7. Ms Garnia Banister Francis embroiled in the Swiss Embassy fiasco is not a Tamil either, but a Catholic/Christian Sinhalese woman called Sriyalatha whose testimony to Colombo Magistrates courts will reveal the facts about her alleged abduction. As a result of Kandappa and Sriyalatha cases the Swiss Embassy too got a black mark on their Diplomatic passport. Apparently the 2 Sri Lankans have given a good run-around to the Swiss Ambassador who believed their story.
      Given this past with lies, misinterpretations, and false allegations, the best solution is to postpone these missing and disappearing cases for at least 50 years; time will prove who lies and who doesn’t.

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      These are serious allegations. Let’s see how things proceed in the international arena. This chargesheet could snowball into something bigger or it could fizzle out completely.
      It surprises me though that the English language media in Colombo (including the Sunday Times and Daily Mirror) has zero analysis.

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      This man is just common thief. He is using moda arakkas of the forces to project himself. His election was sponsored by USA through Israel and the pimp was Milinda Moragoda. MCC will divide SL systematically that while moda monkeys recite bana innocent civilians will have to face the reality that they will have to hold on to their bottom remainder.

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        Ad;
        Congratulations on a very well educated and refined set of observations. You must have been educated at Royal College as well. The language used and the refinement you display speaks volumes of the way you have been nurtured and brought up. Sri Lanka certainty has an abundance of talent of the same ilk as you. Long may the country prosper, with guidance such as the above.

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      No chance in hell Sinhala People will want to punish their war heroes.
      The total truth about the Swiss Embassy fiasco will be bared wide open to the world. Perhaps the Swiss Ambassador will turn out to be an ‘accessory to the ‘abduction plot’ and will likely be recalled from Sri Lanka. Serves him right.
      /
      The traitors of Sri Lanka are abound, as seen in CT comments, CT is totally biased, always ready to carry out one sided, totally biased reporting.

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      Lop sided logic and base less comparisons of a neoliberal idiot

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      Nadeeka are you living in SL to me it doesn’t. Because what you are writing is totally against what we think. If you are sad for the killing of prabakaran than it is ok. Just compare the situation of north before and end of the war and then talk of war crimes. Also i suggest you look around and see what happens in the current crisis areas where US and Israel involved

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    Nothing will happen. They will sign MCC and USA will protect them.

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    Sri Lankans are so incredibly naive – they believe anything their Politicians tell them!
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    The only reason the Rajapakses are back in power is to stop all investigations into them and their cronies.
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    The rest is just more Sri Lanka “Big Talk”. They don’t care about you.
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    You will be their drivers/gardeners/tea boys while they live the life of luxury using your money which they stole from you!
    *
    Does anyone really believe Gota has given up his US citizenship?

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      UK citizen – I dont, for a start.
      But maybe now that he has obtained the President, the US will make the necessary info available.

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      The US citizenship being cancelled will always be in doubt, as long as this man does not show valid proof to that. When a politicians fails to show proof of whatever is claimed, you know something is not quite right.

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      UKCitizen,
      Why the hell these ‘Para’ people so worried about President Gotabhaya’s citizenship? Please mind your bloody business without poking your nose into the affairs of Native Sinhalayo.

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    ITJP and Yasmin Sooka can cry all they want….
    Who cares…..
    We will start grooming Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as new president hopeful after GR soon.

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      S. C. Pasqual

      “ITJP and Yasmin Sooka can cry all they want….
      Who cares…..”

      Not so fast.
      Read the following news item just out 6 hours ago.

      Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case
      Myanmar leader defending country against charges of genocide over 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya, filed by Gambia.

      by Mia Swar

      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/aung-san-suu-kyi-icj-myanmar-faces-genocide-case-191205102207677.html

      “We will start grooming Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as new president hopeful after GR soon.”

      Yasmin Sooka cant do much about it however Namal Baby’s mother Shiranthi Wickremesinghe Rajapaksa will kick you in your face, stone you to death, put you in front of a firing squad, pinch you in both your ears, squeeze your b***s …… until you withdraw your stupid aspirations for another war criminal.

      Don’t say stupid things that will deprive her son the opportunity to become the next Chakravatin of this Samraj/Kingdom.

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        Mr. Native Vedda,
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        Thanks for the heads-up about Aung San Suu Kyi.
        /
        First: The “Yahapalana” goons made a huge mistake by signing the ICJ Convention with no reservations.
        Countries like Bolivia, Cuba, Morocco, Ukraine and Venezuela signed the convention after ratification.
        Find and read Article 42, para 1&2 of the convention if possible.
        /
        UK and US didn’t signed at all.
        /
        If you are interested find and read “”MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-GENEVA”” by Sanja de Silva Jayatilleka.
        /
        Second: Who are we if we are sending our guardians to the Guillotine after winning a war. These are the people who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
        /
        Whatever our political differences the country comes first.
        /
        Third: Do you really Think Namal can be the president of SL…??
        Don’t forget that we send MR home when he was out of line.

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          S. C. Pasqual

          “First: The “Yahapalana” goons made a huge mistake by signing the ICJ Convention with no reservations.”

          This is a news to me.
          The ICJ convention was signed by Ceylon in 1955

          Ranil refused to sign the convention on International Criminal Court (ICC) when it was founded in 2002.

          Aung San Suu Kyi was summoned to ICJ and not ICC.

          Just because you have access to internet it does not mean you are free to disseminate fake news.

          Fact check before typing.

          “Who are we if we are sending our guardians to the Guillotine after winning a war.”

          When did war criminals replace guardian deities Saman, Natha, Upulvan, Vibhishana and Skanda.

          “Don’t forget that we send MR home when he was out of line”

          Yes true however, you voted his sibling in as president even though Mahinda staged a coup in October 2018. Aren’t you too part of the criminal fraternity?

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    It was always a Catch 22 situation for the Sri Lankan armed forces fighting the dreaded LTTE during the final stages of the civil war that ended in May 2009. On the one hand there was “international” pressure to stop the war, mostly driven not by humanitarian interests or the welfare of the poor Tamil civilians caught in the cross-fire but by geo-political interests as well as electioneering at home in countries such as Britain. On the other hand is the contravention of “rules of engagement” which are required to be followed by elected or recognised states but not by terrorists, separatists or guerillas. Geneva conventions aside, all war results in civilian casualties. Classic recent examples are the atrocities that killed more than a million civilians in Iraq, many hundreds of thousands in Afghanistan and Libya etc where the wars were of choice and mostly on false pretexts that have been proven without doubt. Yet, no American soldier has yet been indicted, although Abu-Ghraib, Guantanamo and many other holding facilities witnessed military brutality and gross abuse of humanitarian norms, and crimes against humanity on a far more devastating scale than in SL. The ITJP must be challenged on these matters that involve powerful nations, not puny ones like Sri Lanka. If justice was done in Iraq and Afghanistan, then yes, Sri Lankan perpetrators should also be held accountable.

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      Lasantha,
      You have a point but I’m not sure whether it is applicable to SL. It is true that the military increased its attack close to to end of the war in order to escape from international intervention which would have provided an escape route to Prabhakaran. But, the question is why provide critics reasons to scratch old wounds by appointing military leaders who are accused of war crimes? How can the Gvt ever expect to win over the trust of Tamils if it has any workable plan to achieve ethnic reconciliation by pulling them away from divisive politics based on race/religion?

      GoRa’s trust in and choice of his military colleague over unfamiliar civilian experts to appoint to key position in the Gvt is understandable but my worry is the resulting image of total disrespect towards the Tamil community. This is dangerous b’cos GoRa is the most hated by both Tamils & Muslims. Therefore, it is imperative that GoRa find a way to extend an olive branch towards heart-broken minorities; the sooner the better! If GoRa believe that “concrete/asphalt diplomacy” will work, he is totally mistaken!

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        here I give details as who are tamils all such illegal immigrnts such
        as tamils and muslims have no right to this country which is genuinely a Sinhala Buddhist country I dont understand why all these buggers come to thi country .
        Marathis or Maharashtrians are an ethnolinguistic group who speak Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language. They are native to the state of Maharashtra in western India. As per the 2001 census, Marathi-speakers constitute a little over 0.1% of the total population of Tamil Nadu.
        Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly known as Madras). Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the States of Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is the eleventh largest state in India and the seventh most-populous state.
        As of 2001 census, Tamil is spoken as the first language by 88.43% of the population followed by Telugu by 5.65 percent, Kannada by 2.68 percent, Urdu by 1.51 per cent, Hindi by 0.64 percent, Malayalam by 0.89 percent, Marathi by 0.1 percent and Saurashtra by 0.1 percent.[1][2][3]
        The Tamils are an ethnolinguistic group of Dravidian family. Tamilians are living in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore etc.), Canada, UK and the USA. According to the 2001 census, they number 100 million.[1]
        Tamils are native to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in South India, and northern and eastern Sri Lanka.
        Native speakers of Tamil make up 88.43% of the total population of Tamil Nadu and 6.32% of the total population of India making it the fifth-most spoken language in the country. The Tamils are an ethnolinguistic group of [[Tamil people |Dravidian]] family.

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      Dear Prof,
      Please understand the difference between the atrocities committed in other Countries by outside Countries and the atrocities committed by the home armed forces on the civilian of the home Country!! I am sure you will not take it easy if your beloved kids got disappeared from your home by your home security. Who is the LTTE? and why did they take to arms against the armed forces in the 80s? are they foreigners?

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      Your comments presuppose that injustice has been done to the innocent Tamils living in Sri Lanka. I appreciate that but It is very absurd of a professor like you to suggest that Sri Lankan perpetrator be punished on the condition that perpetrators in other countries be held responsible for the crimes they committed there

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      Prof Lasantha Pethiyagoda,
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      Please refer the case of Britain / Mauritius about Chagos Island.

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    Why Gotabaya chooses a tainted army man as Defence Secretary is beyond understanding.
    Is this the beginning of a Military Regime, in all but name?

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      Who is tainted ? Just because peace building industry has find some lucrative business in SL, it doesn’t mean any of the men who helped to rid our country of terrorism is tainted

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        Suck,

        Your thinking is twisted.

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      Hitler said make Germany great again.
      Trump said make America great again.
      Gota said make Sri Lanka great again.

      Idiots in all three country fell for it.
      Germany paid the price.
      USA is paying the price.
      SL will pay its fair share for the mistake of the Sinhala Buddhists.

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        the idea of “make America great again brought to by U.S Jews. Trump is Jewish. his all families are Jewish. They brought him to power for mainly promote Israel and get control Palestine. Now I want ask you is he Hitler? Do you think American public don’t know he is Jewish.
        American voted him because he talked against Muslim and Immigrants.
        So tell me how USA pays price? U. S run by Jews. Both republican and democrats run by Jews
        Russia also run by Jews. President Putin also relative. Putin have Jewish relatives who control Switzerland, Germany, France, UK, UK royals and all eastern and western European countries run by Jews
        So if you think U.S is going to pay the price, how? Surely, you are dreaming.

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      “Is this the beginning of a Military Regime, in all but name? “

      Of course, it is. The SB Voters have made a decision and they will
      have to face it – they deserve it. The first was to spread the military
      all over Sri Lanka in the name of some unknown National security –
      now control on the ground has been achieved. Then the small spots
      in the media, apart from the visible self-censoring. The AGs
      Dept. has now been oriented in the way required – with unbelievable staffing “arrangements” as never in the past. All this while putting a “show” of removing pictures in Govt. Offices, Appointment committees at Govt. Institutes etc.etc. – a Gota Show.

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      Partners in crime

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      Good question. Why choose a flawed army man as DS, when there are so many others qualified?
      It maybe because GR knows he will do his bidding, and if necessary commit more war crimes again. A crooked leader will surround himself with crooked officials, who will break the law without any hesitation.
      You can judge a leader by who he appoints. It looks like crooks and thugs will be part of this new government, and the signs don’t look so good for this country.

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    The most laughable one is saying KG was also in charge of almost 300,000 Tamil war survivors unlawfully detained in Manik farm against their will and subjected to screening in military-run sites described innocuously as Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps………

    Doesnt this Zoooka know Ltte dragged these ppl when they retreat and used them as a human shield ? And it was SLA that gave chanc to come from ltte lines. Is Hooka taking these ppl to her home and feeding them? The menik farm camp was a genius idea to manage the humanitarian situation created by ltte …llllllllll

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      Sachooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      “The menik farm camp was a genius idea to manage the humanitarian situation created by ltte …llllllllll”

      Hitler (concentration camps), USA (Internment of Japanese Americans), Japan (run military prisoner-of-war and civilian internment and concentration camps during World War II), Chinese (reeducation camps), Soviet (Gulag), Brit’s (Boer Camps)., ………………………………. etc were modelled on menik farm camp which was a genius idea and so perfect.

      Have you taken the trouble to meet and ask the detainees who spent years in the camp about the conditions prevailing inside camp?

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    Screening the civilians to find ltte carders was a must and extremely important. How else is SL going to find ltters among civilians ? Was Hooka to come and point them? What about suicide bombers among them? Was Hooka to come and find them. Obviously no! The gov and army take actions to ensure security of the country ……..

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      Sach,
      Gotabaya was the Enforcer of the TID – Terrorist Investigation Division.
      Hundreds ‘identified’ by the TID were imprisoned/ sent for “rehabilitation” in special camps, and many were jailed according to orders from Gotabaya.
      Some are still in jail without trial and are called Political Prisoners.
      They cannot be tried, as there is no evidence against them.

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    And Sooka should learn the army has every right to respond to ltte attacks. As ltte never accepted NFZ, it has no legality and sooka cant extend chain of command as she wishes

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    Ethical or not, until proven guilty life should go on as if they are not guilty a basic ethical guideline . Every time some thing is splashed in media claiming to be credible if we try to take officials out or ask them to resign, many world leaders like Trump, Putin, Gotha etc will all have to resign. The right approach is to take legal action if one so desires. Then best case they will be out on bail as suspects and this perhaps gives room to demand a resignation. If not its just a media circus.

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    Another good night’s sleep for the Tamil racist donkeys on CT. Another santhosm from Sooka madam.

    Soma

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      somass

      “Another good night’s sleep for the Tamil racist donkeys on CT”

      There maybe some truth in it however more sleepless nights for single handed generals and the national hangman.

      Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case
      Myanmar leader defending country against charges of genocide over 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya, filed by Gambia.

      by Mia Swart
      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/aung-san-suu-kyi-icj-myanmar-faces-genocide-case-191205102207677.html

      ‘Genocidal intent’: Myanmar faces genocide case at ICJ
      8,336 views•10 Dec 2019

      If you want Kamal, Shavadra, Gota, etc to escape justice you should start a riot immediately.
      At least Aung San Suu Kyi has b***s to face the ICJ.

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    After 21/4 Islam terrorist attack by Muslim local terrorist we have lost security of innocent citizens of Sri Lankan. We wanted safeguard national security became priority of citizens of Islanders.
    The last UNP regime led by Ranil Wicks and MS & CBK has not seek truth of 21/4 Islam attacked killed 400 citizens and 600 causalities of other citizens of which that went without any an inquiries by influence of USA UK EU and other western nations .
    Nation lost lives to Terrorist of Islam of that after 2009 May defeated of Tamil terrorist by security forces of Lanka. We as nation having every right to protected lives of ours citizens by recently elected President and his Defense Sectary of Kamal Gunratahana.
    We are a democratic nation all represtantivies are elected by voters majority of by ballots of that voice of citizens .
    Indeed the Kamal Gunarthana has no foul play by WAR Crime like that USA, UK and EU countries who has invaded other nation by kills millions of People in world-wide.
    In fact worldview is that so-called “war crimes ” are not related to who fought against that LTTE+TNA of Tamil Ruthless Terrorist in Island 30 years; kills thousands of citizens of Sri Lankan.
    Therefor we fought for Just WAR against LTTE of proxies of TNA Tamil terrorist .There was arise by launch by security operation by previous govt. of Sri Lanka

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    “Is this the beginning of a Military Regime, in all but name? “

    Of course, it is. The SB Voters have made a decision and they will
    have to face it – they deserve it. The first was to spread the military
    all over Sri Lanka in the name of some unknown National security –
    now control on the ground has been achieved. Then the small spots
    in the media, apart from the visible self-censoring. The AGs
    Dept. has now been oriented in the way required – with unbelievable staffing “arrangements” as never in the past. All this while putting a “show” of removing pictures in Govt. Offices, Appointment committees at Govt. Institutes etc.etc. – a Gota Show.

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    Oh, what a silly sorry shit oozing isle this nation has become since 1956 when the blue-clad petty racists came sliding into power.
    Sadly from this unfortunate event, the granary of the east in 2019 is today a hellhole created by the stupidest antics of mainly the human shit greedily eating illiterate Sinhala Buddhists whose only education qualifications are irced.
    These military cum civilian dudes must rot in hell.
    In any other nation armed forces, these types of war crimes happily committed mongrels will / would have been court Marshalled and will be serving their rewards which being harsh rigorous life imprisonment till they faithfully serve their life sentence behind bars even in hell.
    Their partner’s cum wives ill have to find and pleasure themselves with their next-door neighbors.
    They till their dying date will be better off.
    Thank you, Jesus, for taking us far far away from this shit hole.
    Cheers, R. J.

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    How come there is no War Crimes Dossier on Velupillai Prabhakaran and other LTTE members. ????????????

    South Africa !!!!!!!!!! another damned corrupt country, more corrupt than all of Sri lanka 1000 times over.
    The problem with Sri lanka is that the leaders are weaklings with their connections to the outside world.
    Time over and time and again they have bent over to all the white skinned shit of the world showing these aryan shit rogues that they are superior when in reality they are the worst offenders in all things.

    Most probably CT will censor this because they are the very people who are the ardent supports of the Western Worlds hypocrisy .

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    this guy will start the LTTE to be a hero. buddhist are stupid.

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    LOL LAMAFO ROFL …

    THE LTTE Clowns at work. keep doing this nonsense and see where that will take you imbeclies

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    Hooooo, which international treaty or convention defines the killing of terrorists as a war crime?????????
    LTTE terrorists were imprisoned even before the war is ended. But there was no allegation of torture at the time.
    The unsubstantiated allegation of torture emerged only after the killing of barbarian sun-god? Prabhakaran.
    Interestingly, all the accused military men are those who fought against LTTE terrorists in the glorious final battle, while the accusers are LTTE sympathizers!!
    There was no reason for Sri Lanka to torture LTTE prisoners. Our Army stopped the war once Prabhakaran was dead.
    Moreover, Mahinda Rajapaksa was the only Head of State in the world who rehabilitated terrorists and Sri Lanka was the only country which showed compassion in war victory!!!!

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    I traveled from Jaffna all the way to Trinco along the East Coast in a little White Mini Van.
    And stayed two nights in Mullative. on the way.

    I didn’t seen any facilities like Toilets or Shelter for even 10,000 let alone 40, to 60 thousand civilians .
    Why would these civilians go to stay there in the first place , when there weren’t even basic facilities?.

    The lady whom I met in Mullative, said there were no killings at all in Mullative Town, where there are at least basic facilities for a Toilet break and a meal..

    She said the Army was there but they didn’t even round up anyone let alone kill them.
    This lady , who was taking care of the place we stayed ,didn’t talk much Sinhalese either.
    So obviously she wasn’t a Sinhalese..

    Wonder what this Ms Sooka and her UN buddies were doing there to know those intricate details of the Army doing War Crimes on innocent civilians in Pudduthikurrupu . Mulivakal and Nanthikdal.?…

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “The lady whom I met in Mullative, said there were no killings at all in Mullative Town, where there are at least basic facilities for a Toilet break and a meal..”

      The lady must have been planted there recently by Sinhala/Buddhist fascists from down south, occupying/living in somebody else’s house.
      Next time around speak to her in Tamil.

      Did you count the number of army camps and Vihares which were built on graves in Mullaitive? How come presence of Army is visible when my friends and I visit Mullaitive area.

      My advice to you, don’t wander around after 8 or 9 PM in Mullaitive as people have had nasty experience with VP’s ghost.

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        Dear Native.

        I can tell you where I stayed. But I won’t because you might give the coordinates to your mates who may harm the lady..
        Like the way the VP Ghosts gave the coordinates of your buddy, Barber Selvam’s Bunker, because VP didn’t like him often visiting Bangkok.

        I hope Dr Mobius will help build a Cinnamon Hotel there with a Golf Course adjoining Nanthikadal Lagoon.
        I bet it will be as cool as the Shangrila in Hambantota..
        He can then have a round or two. every time he stays in his Cinnamon Life Pent House..

        Did you hear that Dr Mobius is thinking of selling his Pad in Singapore to spend more time in our Port City..

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “Did you hear that Dr Mobius is thinking of selling his Pad in Singapore to spend more time in our Port City..”

          Either he must be a crook himself or financially stupid.
          Didn’t he know this island is owned and run by crooks.
          Basil the one stop shop will facilitate everything for new businesses investing in this island, of course for a fee and a small share in the firm. Gradually the investor would be squeezed out of the business. Basically this is a story of a camel in a tent.

          Warning, make sure you don’t display your b***s in public. He will want to own it too.

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    Is this report another episode of the same Swiss drama?
    No war crimes committed by the LTTE and Pirabaharan! Any report by the same org?
    What’s this unilateral nonsense?
    When will these organisations and embassies learn a lesson? Or will they continue until all minorities in all countries disappear?

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    What ITJP’s executive director, Yasmin Sooka.was correct. If one look at the appointments made by President Gota, I think Gota is laying a foundation for the establishment for a military regime in Sri Lanka. Even when Brigadier Priyanka Fernando was found guilty by the Westminister Court, he was given a promotion by Sri Lanka. I think Gota may appoint a Military personal as Governor for Northern Province as well. Moreover, one can guess what Gota might do in Kachchativu with the passage of time which will likely to present an unpleasant situation for India on the pretext of development. When Sri Lanka has to account for all war crimes, the behaviour of Gota both in action and in interviews shows that he is not familiarized with international affairs. It won’t be a surprise that Buddhist monks who supported Gota will eventually rise against him when matters become worse. The case of the assassination of S.W.R.D.Bandaranayake was a case in point. There will be an end to the calculated and systemmatic behaviour of Gota who is trying to satisfy the public by granting some reliefs on the pretext of slashing prices of goods, reducing taxes for the middle class, cutting unncessary expenses for the politicians, etc. Even in the Swiss drama there is suspicion when Gota’s men are trying to tap details from the Embassy’s data. Otherwise why should investigations take such a long time. This is a strategy from deviating the appointment of military officers to vital posts. Let us watch the development.

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    http://white-flags.org/
    The http://white-flags.org/“WhiteFlag incident” :-

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    Nothing will happen . Who is talking about the most serious crimes of using Cluster Bombs, Chemical weapons and Multi Barrel Artillery wantonly and randomly on civil targets and populations?

    World has witnessed scores of war criminals going Scot free and enjoyed luxury life till their natural demise.

    All Nations and the UNO are infested with worst criminals. For example UN Asst; Secretary Vijay Nambiar flew specially to over see the Surrender of LTTE with White flags did his wonderful mission from the Premises of the Katunaike Air Port itself.

    How come no one is talking about his complicity ? In what way he is innocent than Kamal and the rest?

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    Who cares about this ITJP thing. This ITJP does anything for money. These people are funded by west. They are good with spreading lies. Other than that they can’t any thing at all.

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    By the way, the Lady who was kidnapped called three to four days to give statement which runs into more than 24 hours of evidence. Our Govt, alleged ,on her way to work “she just hired a taxi, went missing (shopping ???) for few hours and then returned home to tell her story”, which sounds to me a simple, “open and shut case”. I wonder what she could have given as in statement, for that many hours ??????? GET IT ?????? Now , lets wait for the “Khashoggi Moment”.

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    The nasties ( or the Nazis) of Sri Lanka has raised their ugly hood again. Sri Lanka will face the international justice one day soon. Shame on you Sri Lankans.

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    International Community (IC) attach credence to the dossiers prepared by International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP). GR must not hope that ITJP will go away.
    Lesson to be learned from Myanmar
    .
    There were allegations of the Burmese Junta using the Burman–Only Armed Services and Police of extrajudicial killings, rape or other forms of sexual violence, burning of homes and destruction of livestock … calculated to bring about a destruction of the Rohingya group in whole or in part.
    Aung San Suu Kyi thought that the allegations will go away.
    Right now she finds herself defending the Junta in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague.
    The Prosecutor quoted from one survivor’s testimony to the UN fact-finding mission. {“…As we entered the house, the soldiers locked the door. One soldier raped me. He stabbed me in the back of my neck and in my abdomen. I was trying to save my baby, who was only 28 days old, but they threw him on the ground and he died…..”}

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