31 October, 2020

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No Chances Of Escape; Rajapaksa Surely Missed The Final Call

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah –

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Sri Lanka War Crimes Investigation – Part 1

As we wait with bated breath as to the outcome of this very crucial UNHRC session, I can’t but help think that we may have finally turned the corner in our quest for an international inquiry. Rajapaksa has surely missed the final call for the establishment of any domestic inquiry mechanism, through lost opportunities and the culture of impunity.

On this the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) one thing is obvious; the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has done nothing; naught; zero; practically zilch to fulfill the expectations arising from UNHRC resolution at the 22nd session, the most important of which was “to conduct an independent and credible investigation into allegations of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.”

This is confirmed in no uncertain terms by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay in her advance written report prior to the sessions where she categorically states that, “the Government of Sri Lanka has yet to satisfy the call for such a domestic investigative mechanism:

“… the Government of Sri Lanka has yet to satisfy the call made by the Human Rights Council for a credible and independent investigation into the allegations of serious human rights violations that persist or to take the necessary steps to fulfil its legal obligations to ensure justice and redress.”

As a consequence, Pillay makes a well reasoned call for an international inquiry:

The High Commissioner recommends that the Human Rights Council establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law and monitor any domestic accountability processes. OHCHR stands ready to assist in such a process.”

Having ignored almost all of the major recommendations contained in the resolution at the 22nd session, one would assume Rajapaksa has come to the end of the line as far as ultimatums are concerned. Finally it would seem the UNHRC could reach a tipping point on one critical issue, with more members coming all guns blazing in favour of an international inquiry of Rajapaksa’s own, his family’s, his  government’s and army’s conduct of the war as well as that of the LTTE that led to the slaughter of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, at the hands of the Sri Lankan government and army, amounting to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Further to my premise that Rajapaksa has missed the final call to establish “a credible” domestic mechanism and deserves no further chances of escape, one thing that stands out is his utter disregard for the “time and space” he has been given so far to implement such a request. He has shown little appreciation, despite very grave allegations against him, for the always persuasive, less commanding and even less authoritative language used in the resolutions against his government, for example, where the term “encourage” was more often used than not, to coax him to adhere to the requests made of him; he has not been grateful for the less demanding and even less intrusive manner in which certain necessary interventions have been suggested, like providing technical assistance to help him to take steps to implement recommendations and or carry out legal obligations under international law: the last two resolutions against Sri Lanka have provided such assistance can be given “only in consultation and in concurrence” with his government;  this, “sugar coated” approach to “respect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty,” became a norm with India’s successful dilution of the resolution tabled at the 19th session, similar to the policy of “non interference” cited in the very first pro-Sri Lanka resolution, the same attitude prevailing thereafter even on the resolution passed at the 22nd session.

Although it must be said the UNHRC has itself taken measured steps towards its call for accountability: From a “deeply disappointing” and “flawed” resolution congratulating the Rajapaksa government at a special session, soon after the war was over, for the passage of  which the erstwhile Dayan Jayatilleka never stops taking credit for, ( in convincing the majority of members on the basis that Sri Lanka had fought a war against terrorism, having no qualms, that in reality, Sri Lanka had knowingly and indiscriminately shelled and killed innocent civilians after luring and entrapping them into government declared ‘no fire zones’ that should constitute genocide in a court of law) the UNHRC amidst pressure sought to right a wrong at the 19th session but did nor go far enough.

From there, under a US sponsored resolution the UNHRC made a leap in the opposite direction at the 19th session, calling for the implementation of the recommendations made by the Rajapaksa government appointed, Lesson Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) with an offer to provide OHCHR technical assistance only in consultation and with the concurrence of the Rajapaksa government.

It made far more progress at the 22nd session when it specifically called  “upon the government to conduct an independent and credible investigation…,” although putting the onus on the Rajapaksa government to institute an inquiry. In real terms that would mean tthe perpetrators themselves, those of whom who orchestrated a genocide, would be judge and jury in their own crimes.

In a country where the rule of law has been compromised as seen by the way its own Chief Justice was unceremoniously ousted for doing her job, such a domestic inquiry even if it were to take place would not be credible!

On opening day judging by those who are scheduled to speak during the high level segments, Sri Lanka should be inundated with calls for an international inquiry. You should read Easwaran Rutnam’s article titled : “UNHRC 2014 War of Words Begin” for the Sunday Leader to read more about the proceedings, He describes the procedure and mentions the key speakers on the first day: Like Navi Pillay herself, making the opening statement, Samantha Powers, US Ambassador to the UN who will explain the new US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Ministers, Hugo Swire who will be speaking for the UK, and Lynne Yelich who will be speaking for Canada and GL Peiris who will be responding for Sri Lanka. He goes on to elaborate on the strong opinions of those human rights groups waiting in the wings all very vigorously calling for an international inquiry.

We don’t know yet if Sri Lanka might have its delegation spin lies as it is usually prone to do in respect to compliance of resolution passed at the 22nd session. The UNHRC has no powers to enforce or compel compliance.

I  would add Louise Arbour, head of the International Crisis Group whose OP-Ed titled, “Let the U.N. Unmask the Criminals of Sri Lanka’s War” to the list of human rights defenders who have added their voice in favour of an international inquiry:

“The Human Rights Council has an opportunity, and should seize it. A number of the council’s current member states — for instance Chile, Costa Rica, Botswana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Morocco and Macedonia — have led on other human rights issues and should press the council on this one. Sri Lanka’s government is playing a waiting game, hoping the international community will lose interest, while also proffering the crude argument that reconciliation is attainable without justice. But the costs of doing something now would be very small compared with the years of strife that would be the likely result of letting impunity win in Sri Lanka.”

Prime Minister David Cameron‘s promise to openly push for an international inquiry has made a dent to the efforts of Conservative peer, Lord Naseby to protect Rajapaksa : “We would use our position in the UNHRC to push for an international investigation… if credible domestic accountability processes are not begun by March.” In that regard, UK’s position was explained in the House of Lords by Baroness Warsi: “…we have yet to see a meaningful, time-bound, independent, domestic-led political process with clear milestones…this resolution which goes further….calls for an independent inquiry which is one we are working on with our like-minded members ..It would be wrong for me to at this stage to predict how the voting would turn out but we have been working with a number of countries which have indicated strong support for the resolution.. we continue to work incredibly hard to make sure we get the resolution…”

It is speculated that Sri Lanka has its own plans to counter the strong push for an international inquiry. It has its own backers, some new ones like the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot.

There is also a talk that those known as ‘friends of Sri Lanka’ could bring their own resolution in support of Sri Lanka : In article titled: “Different Resolutions on Sri Lanka at UN Human Rights Council can Complicate Matters for India in Geneva” author N. Sathiya Moorthy discusses that possibility.

It would seem that Sri Lanka’s lobbying efforts via its many lobbying firms could have persuaded eleven US Senators of which ten were republicans to submit to the US Foreign Relations Committee a resolution calling on President Obama to adopt a “balanced policy” on Sri Lanka; the resolution calls on “..the US Government and the international community to assist the Government of Sri Lanka, with due regard to its sovereignty, stability, and security, in establishing domestic mechanisms to deal with any grievances arising from actions committed by both sides during and after the civil war in Sri Lanka, expressing support for the internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace….”

Sri Lanka’s plans though not revealed officially at the time of writing this article can be somewhat fathomed by what Sri Lanka’s closest supporter, Lord Naseby stated at the UK- House of Lords on the 26th of February. Speaking to UK Foreign Office Minister, Baroness Warsi, Lord Naseby had some comments and questions to ask her.

It would appear that Sri Lanka has a few strategies up its sleeves according to what Naseby said: “…there are three things that have happened recently firstly, on war crimes for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to study about the new evidence in the Tamil film ‘Last Phase’ secondly to read Professor Moor craft’s new book and thirdly in the book “corrupted journalism” there is new conclusive evidence that the two key independent female witnesses in the Channel 4 film making allegations  were fully paid up members of the Tamil Tigers and secondly very briefly, will she now publish dispatches from our Military Attaché from Colombo who witnessed the last stages of the war and finally will she now encourage South Africa and Sri Lanka ..on their work on  a truth and reconciliation committee.”

Not to my surprise I found details on the ‘Last Phase‘ in the Sri Lankan Defense Ministry website: The website describes the ‘Last Phase’ as, “a documentary which depicts the life of a female ex combatant who grew up as an orphan in an LTTE run orphanage that had also served as nursery for future recruits.” It claims the doc. was shown to a packed audience at the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.

It was also in the same website that I read that Prof. Moorcraft’s new book  was titled, “Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers” which I hadn’t heard of before.

As to Lord Naseby’s call for the UK to encourage a Truth and Reconciliation Committee, he must know that it cannot replace any criminal prosecutions of perpetrators of war crimes. Pillay I thought makes it absolutely clear that: “..any truth seeking mechanism… recommended by her in her previous report, that would ..build upon the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission…must fully comply with the State’s international legal obligations, and must be fully independent, including the selection of its members…notes that it would not be permissible for any truth mechanism to grant amnesties that prevent the prosecution of individuals who may be criminally responsible for war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity or gross violations of human rights (notice subtle mention of the G word), including gender-specific violations. A truth commission should consider seeking international support, for example special technical, legal and policy assistance, as well as the involvement of international investigators to assist the process. Lastly, any such truth commissions should be complemented by comprehensive and coherent transitional justice mechanisms and processes that include prosecution, reparations, vetting and other accountability or reform programmes.”

As to Lord Naseby’s allegation that Channel 4 had mislead the viewers by using Tamil Tiger members as witnesses in films, he should read, “The Uncorrupted Truth” a stinging but detailed rebuttal to Sri Lanka’s book, “Corrupted Journalism – Channel 4 and Sri Lanka” which makes the allegations. Channel 4’s Callum Macrae responds to every one of the untruths, propositions and smears contained in the book written under he says a “cloak of anonymity” and distributed first during CHOGM.

While Sri Lanka may have a game plan and an escape route to avoid international scrutiny, that which we may not fully know yet, the proposed US resolution might indeed pave the way for an International Investigation;  Rajapaksa has surely missed the final call for the establishment of any domestic inquiry mechanism. We’ll know the outcome one way or the other before the 25th session of the UNHRC comes to a close. Whatever happens you can read it in part two of this article!

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    Just don’t count your chickens until they hatch comes to mind…..

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      TGTE = THANK GOD TIGERS ELIMINATED

      Nothing more is needed to destroy the credibility of this whole exercise in international bullshitting once you open your foul mouth. While enjoying the luxuries and security of the west, you worked to promote the terrorist Tamil Eelam project and donated chicken feed to the cause. Thousands of innocent civilians including your own Tamils were brutally killed for an absolutely sick dream. When are YOU going to face a war crimes investigation?

      TGTE = THANK GOD TIGERS ELIMINATED

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        Thank you Point Man.What nonsense are you talking about Tigers.Why don’t you talk about you sinhalese terrorists and murderers.Are you trying to escape after doing so much of killings,rape,abductions.

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          Subramaniam, you must be living in another planet. The LTTE (tamil)tiger murderous vermin were listed as the most despicable terrorists in the world. Only Tamil rump abroad have other notions.

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            You are absolutely right when stating that LTTE are despicable terrorists. This is the reason the democratically elected government had a bounden duty to eliminate them. The international community also helped the GOSL in this endeavour. The International Community also recogonised the LTTE as terrorists and banned them in their countries. This does not mean that the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka can behave in the same manner as terrorists by murdering thousands of their own minority innocent tamils citizens in the pretext of eliminating the LTTE using a pure sinhalese army. This indiscriminate and pre-planned killing is designated as genocide, specially if it has happened inside clearly marked no-fire zones selected by the perpetrators themselves. Video evidence shows credible proof of such a mayhem and thus a independent honest and transparent inquiry is neccessary to find out whether GOSL used terrorism and genocide was conducted under the blanket of eliminating the LTTE.

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          Subramaniam Rhiagarajah

          “Why don’t you talk about you sinhalese terrorists and murderers.”

          Let us talk about both stupid Sinhala and stupid Tamil terrorists.

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      YES, BUT DON’T YOU THINK ITS MORE EXCITING THAN THE WORLD CUP FINAL?
      I WONDER IF TV RITES CAN BE BOUGHT FOR LIVE TELECAST?

      I AM SURE COKE, DAIALOG, ELEPHANT HOUSE SAUSAGES ALL WILL WANT TO ADVERTISE DURING THIS PRIME TIME SHOW.

      QUESTION: DO YOU THINK MAHINDA WILL COME TO BAT WEARING A HELMET AND BALL-GUARD?

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        MR may need a helmet to escape from stones/ missiles, but surely he will NOT need ball-guards. As everyone knows that he DO NOT have them.

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          Well, the Tiger terrorists and their apologists thought so too, but he took then ON and became the ‘ERASER’.

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      Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

      Do you know why Rajapaksa keeps missing or ignoring the Final Call???

      He knows very well that the Barking Western Dogs will Never Bite. They were barking for the last 5 years but Rajapaksa did nothing and still they could not bite. Both America and India are not interested in the dead Tamils, they are only playing some geo-political game with SL. Tamils are only the scape goats, there will not be any sanctions or international investigation, all this drama will only help Rajapaksa to win another election and become even more stronger. In India, even if Jayalalitha becomes the PM, they will never come to help the SL Tamils. That also is just another barking dog that never bites.

      Whether you wait with bated breath or no breath, nothing significant is going to happen, as usual the SL govt. will get a warning and that’s it. When is the next UNHRC session??? After 6 months??? It will be the same.

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        Silva, You have given it in a nutshell and you are probably right. The problem for us is how to dispense justice and equality to the Tamil people. There are many, particularly the Tamil diaspora who advocate international intervention and expect such investigation to resolve problems here including the serious misgovernance we are all suffering. The reality is that the US, UK, and even the UN do not function impartially. All international investigations and actions are flawed and parochial interests have dominated decisions. So in Sri Lanka’s case too, the Western hegemonistic interests will influence judgements. Even a regime change is not possible. This is why many of us object to such investigation. But then how do we get this government to act responsibly?

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        Silva,
        Barking Western dogs buy 50% of SL exports.. China buys only 1 %… West don’t have to bite, just a fart will make big issues to SL.
        What if China get angry with SL and stop buying that 1%? SL wins… because SL can stop paying 6% interest of couple billion dollar loans.. :-(
        Identify your friends…

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      I had the same reaction as you had when I read this headline. I think the likes of this writer, along with Prabhakaran, waited with bated breath till the US flotilla came to rescue them. Did they come?
      Pity that US is using Sri Lanka as a smoke screen to camouflage their atrocities elsewhere all over the world, and now in Ukraine the latest testing ground for US imperialism. Egging on civilians to do their dirty work and seeing them dead is just a game for the US. It is sad that glib people in those hot spot countries don’t realize that they are being taken for a ride by this pretentious defender of HR.

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    This is serious, coming from the best know TNGTE figure, and MP cum Senator, who is well versed in Western International (Isn’t West is the ” International” in Pillai’s copy of the UN Charter) politics.

    According to the Senator nothing, -zilch- zero-nought – bugger all- has been done for her subjects by the Srilankan Govt. since the Senator’s ex Leader left the scene.

    Are the recent media reports and communiques to the effect that the Vellalas from Colombo now run the Norther Province, with more than two third of seats in the Council just propaganda?.

    Are the reports about the Vellala CM inviting Western Dignitaries like the Pommy PM and Ms Biswal to have chats on the old Prabakaran turf false?

    Are the news reports about the Vellala CM and TNA MP Sumanathiran asking the President over breakfast, permission to let the Diaspora money to come to them as venture capital all bullshit?.

    We inhabitants are just like mushrooms aren’t we?. Just kept in the dark with a feed of bull dust by our rulers.unlike our lucky brethren who live in the West with the best.

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      You are truly like a broken record stuck in a groove, because almost every post you somehow manage to mention Vellalas.

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        Dear Palmsquirel,

        There is no denying that the Vellala’s along with the Brahmins were and is the bane of the Tamil polity of the North. Please remember that they were a minority amongst the Tamils and had total economic and social control of the North treating the Tamil polity as Slaves and Chattel.

        Those who could read and write were the Vellalla Brahmin combine as the non Vellala Tamil majority were kept ignorant by denying them and education. Only after the Christian Missionaries established schools could they even learn to read and write. But even then they had to sit on the ground while the Vellala/Brahmins sat at a desk.

        When principal Percival admitted a Low Cast child to his school, Srila Sri Arumuga Navalar went off in a Huff and established Hindu Only schools to which the Low Casts were Bared.

        Due to their ignorance the Low cast were easily manipulated and animal instincts aroused by the Cunning Vellala/Brahmin Nexus.

        This is what GG Ponnambalam did in order to wrest political control of the North from the Ramanathan’s. The Politics of Ramanathans was Cast Politics and that of GG Ponna was Race politics.

        GG Ponna very successfully ousted the Ramanathans from power in the North and at the same time instigated and triggered the FIRST Sinhala Tamil Race riots in 1939 in the process. Please read “The Hindu Organ” dated June 22, 1939 for details.

        The Hindu Organ was a Tamil Anglo fortnightly Newspaper which was founded in September 1889 by the Siva Paripalana Sabai and is still its property. Mr. T. Chellappa-pillai, who was the retired Chief Justice of Travancore and also a renowned mathematician an eminent English, Sanskrit and Tamil Scholar Edited the English pages while Mr T Kailasapillai the Nephew of Srila Sri Arumuga Navalar was the Manager and the editor of the Tamil pages. Both editors worked for free.

        Hence K.A Sumanasekera is right in identifying the Vellala’s as the Bane of Sri Lanka.

        The Goebbels of the TGTE, Ms USHA S SriSkandaraja is working overtime spewing out one article after another to hoodwink the uninitiated foreigners and Lankans because of the UNHRC.

        But she becomes deaf and dumb when her Lies are exposed.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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      MR is cunning and smarter than all his predecessors he has learned from past. He wants this resolution passed by the UNCHR.

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      Hay Sunane,

      What is your point by mentioning Vellala…….

      I herd Vellala is a Great, well educated, well respected and a high Caste tribe.

      Whom you want to see a Nation Govern other than a Well respected, high class Tribe…..

      Do you want a uneducated Toddy drinking “Karuppa” to run a Nation…..

      Who and which Caste is LORD BUDDHA IS FROM…….

      WHO AND WHICH TRIBE IS JEWISH PEOPLE ARE FROM……WHO HAS THE BEST BRAINS IN THE WORLD.

      WHO AND WHICH CASTE THE SRI LANKAN KINGS CAME FROM.

      Who are Ponnambalam Ramanathan, DS Senanayake, SWRD Bandaranaike etc,etc,

      Do you want a “Koolie” to govern our country……

      THIS IS THE CURSE HAPPENED TO SRI LANKA AFTER RAJAPAKSE CAME TO POWER.

      NOW THANKS TO PMR(Pissu Moda Raja) NOW WE HAVE GRADE 8 PASSED, PAID AND BOUGHT WHORES,PIMPS, DRUG DELERS, MURDERS AND THUGS IN OUR PARLIAMENT.THEY ONLY NEED A BOTTLE OF TODDY TO SHOUT AND FIGHT.

      VELLALAS TO GOVERN SRI LANKA AND COOLIES ‘KARUPPAIAS’ TO CLEAN TOILETS. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

      Polish your brains and write sense.

      JAYAWEWA.

      This is the

  • 10
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    No chance of escape for Tamils trapped in SL?

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      What do you going to do chicken has false name

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    This is a shoo win for the diaspora .

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      Buffaloe president could inform himself long ago.

      But he did not. He thought only way out would be Rajapakshe way of handling things.

      Today is too late. Sad for the nation and their future. But good for all those who respect, rule of law, dignity and democracy.

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      They say frogs (in the well) cannot think of anything beyond the surrounding walls of a well, similarly the Sinhala Modayas cannot think of anything beyond a KAVUM and with the green eyed monster (jealousy) within them in addition to their foolishness they say thing that are worse than the worst fools could ever say.

      These damn fools do not know and cannot even realize that the World Tamils have an agenda. When the JEWS were thrown out from their homeland and humiliated and killed in tens of thousands, they migrated to the West as refugees leaving only a very few (less than 10% of the population back). Today they are not only one of the richest nations all over the world but they are also manipulating and controlling the Western economy and politics and the World politics. The World Tamil Diaspora (created by the Tamil think tank Dr. Anton Balasingham taking the Jews as the best example) is following exactly what the JEWS did. Within the next few decades, the World Tamils will take over from the Jews in manipulating and controlling not only the Western leaders/politics but also the Indian and Sri Lankan politics and of course the World politics.

      If the Sinhalayas think that the Tamil freedom struggle ended with the demise of the LTTE, as I said above, they are worse than the worst fools in this world. Just like the Palestine-Jew conflict continues with the Western World supporting the Jews, the Sinhala-Tamil conflict will also continue with the World supporting the Tamils (they already started) until they achieve freedom. To do so, the World Tamils are also well organized and established and progressing well to take the struggle to the next level by lobbying/influencing the political leaders of the Western world. In order to do so, the Tamil Diaspora will do anything and everything in the West to earn money and establish themselves and right now they are doing it bloody well.

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        Mr Ravi,

        What you think is not going to happen my friend as long as MR remain as the president in SL.it’s good earning money and get established themselves in overseas,and the war is over now.

        no need to live in past,and other thing is no point spending your hard earned money for a war,you will get nothing except death.

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        Ravi you are not impressing anyone with your lies.

        ‘Tamil think tank Dr. Anton Balasingham’ had no doctorate, he was a translator at the British High Commission and your ‘history’ of the Jews is bullshit. ‘World Tamils’ my ar$e, most of the world’s Tamils are alive and well in caste-ridden Tamilnadu.

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        Yah, take the struggle to the next level in Tamil Nadu. Ravi, which planet are you living in? Tamil diaspora should use any money they saved from washing toilets in Toronto for the betterment of folks in Tamil Nadu. Build some toilets and stop people shitting in the streets of Chennai.

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          Aravinda

          Tamil Nadu needs Singala women [Edited out]

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            Why Tamil women are that bad ?

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    Sri Lankan govt or Mahinda Rajapakse is not trapped. Mahinda Rajapakse has more cards to play.

    Ultimately, it is the Tamils lose. That will be the worst case scenario.

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      Does anybody think that the West is going to push Sri Lanka further into the arms of China, risk losing all influence over it, force it to turn to rogue states for help, just to keep the Tamil diaspora happy? Dream on, losers.

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        “Does anybody think that the West is going to push Sri Lanka further into the arms of China, risk losing all influence over it,”

        The Brits have already drawn contracts to train the Chinese military while signing Bullet Train and infrastructure contracts with Hitachi Japan (Chinese wanted it)The reason being UK does not permit prisoner labour from China.

        The Americans are training the Lankies to fight India/Russia.

        Suba nakatayak pissu pool passé nool.

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      Ultimately in the grand scheme of things, Tamils have already won and you Sinhalese have lost.

      You want to know why I say that, it is because Tamils retain their ancestral heritage while you Sinhalese despite being overwhelmingly of indegenous Indian SubContinent racial origin have lost your native identities and assumed the language of the Aryan invaders who conquered you.

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        ROFL squirrell, your five line analysis of history, ethnography and anthropology! Most impressive. Where did your get your PhD from? ‘Dr’ Anton Balachandran Memorial University? If the Sinhalese have ‘lost’ I for one am very happy with the grand scheme of things.

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    Well written. Whether MR has a chance to escape depends on the submission made by GL. Meanwhile there is a drama taking place in Sri Lanka politics such as crossing over before and after the Provincial elections as well as frustrations of Parliamentarians of ruling arty over MR’s siblings’ arrogance, in spite of opportunist politicians. However, MR’s delegates may bargain for time to consider a Federal structure to satisfy the West, which means a way to escape.
    Now the crisis in Ukraine is also a headache to the West as well as to Russia which has raised its objections in support of Sri Lanka. The vital issue is whether violation of human rights in mass scale in Sri Lanka would meet the consequences as in Iraq, Libya and Egypt. It should not be forgotten that both the Sri Lanka Armed Security Forces and the LTTE have committed violation of human rights. It should not also be forgotten that Sri Lanka Armed Security Forces with the blessing of MR was instrumental for the erosion of democracy and the collapse of several institution. It depends on how both factions are going to charge and defend their positions.

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    Whether it comes from ‘the best known TNGTE figure and this and that’ (KAS Sumana) or it is a ‘shoo win’ for the diaspora (Abhaya) or ‘ultimately, it is the Tamils lose…’ (according to the Philosophy of JimSothy; the article gives a reasonable view of the realistic situation that could develop in Geneva. That is the fact of the matter which should be the concern.

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      3/4 which part of shoo win dont you get the 1/4 th you dont have ?

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    Sumana [Edited out]

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    Mrs USS is a well known Eelam activist based in Canada. Let her gloat while she can, it won’t last.

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      Let alone today, please focus on the blunders that Rajapakshes have gone.

      You will never be able to go against the truth.

      Do they have good arguments against the delay of genuine address of the human rights violations in the country.
      You may leave war crimes aside, just focus on the numorous high crime issues/incidents reported in the country ascending the day the current regime anhiliated rebells and they danced as if the peace is dawned to the nation across the country.
      Why they promote impunity rather than introducing proper law bound mechanism if they are genuine on finding peace to all folks ?

      Some journalists are found murdered in their own houses, some get assualted for no reason, some get whitevanned if went against Rajapaskehs… how can the MR administration respond to these provable brutal incidents that see no stop .. never so long tthey the leaders would introduce law and order systems that would work rigaorously.

      Army deserters are proved to be leaders of criminal gangs as reported by many. That has lot to do with criminal energies that those perpetrators own, so there is no other way than take them to custody and perhaps provide them rehablitation proejcts… allowing them to come to normal lives as had been the case for the former ltte soldiers turned normalized ones to this day.

      If the govt gives priority to road and other projects, why not they allocate millions for the projects as mentioned above leading to society building. We may need to appoint foreign professionals .. these projects unequivocally need more funds. That could then open the hearts of all supporting bodies.. making them clear that govt REALLY do more to the folks and their future.

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        Dear Dorothilatha,

        You say “If the govt gives priority to road and other projects, why not they allocate millions for the projects as mentioned above leading to society building”

        Because about 90% of Lanka’s population lives outside the North. Their needs have to be met too but your selfishness does not allow you to recognize that. Please remember that govt funds are overwhelmingly contributed by those living outside the MONO ETHNIC North and 75% of them are Sinhalese.

        Notwithstanding the above, the investments made in the North has been unparallelled in Lanka’s history.

        You contributed USD 200 million annually to Prabhakaran to send future generations of Tamils to death using children as cannon fodder.

        How about showing some gratitude to those Tamils you used in your quest for power and help build their future by Channeling that USD 200 million through the UN?

        I doubt the Diaspora greed will ever allow them to do that!

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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    Lord Naseby is infatuated by the climate and scenic splendour of Sri Lanka and has been coming here for decades – for his holidays, more during the wintry months. Rest “and recreation” – if you read between the lines. He has offered his “good services” to several political interests here over the decades – currently used by the Rajapakse regime. Naseby’s political reach in the UK is woefully limited to the extent he may not be the expected saviour. England has such Lobbyists by the hundreds – haunting the various (Lunch/Dinner) Clubs in the Pall Mall and Central London.

    R. Varathan

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      Lord Naseby is indeed addicted to TWO weaknesses; his love for the beauty and delights of Sri Lanka AND his love for a free dinner. He has a limited political reach but that is no setback as our diplomats themselves crave a ‘suddha’ stand up and extol our virtues. It is a fact that this noble lord is low maintenance – compared to the hungry buggers at Bell Potty – and he will readily make available the sumptuous facilities of the House of Lords to our pin-addy brigade looking for a free shot in old London town. Sri Lanka needs all the friends it can get.

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    Rajapacksha and his family is surely going to be in the dock soon.
    I here nambuthiries are going to sri lanka to help MR using their tricks!
    The systematic genocide of Tamils have to be brought up in the terms of reference of the International Investigations so the tamils can get “Remedial Justice” Let us all work together for that!

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      Dear MP let’s all work together to get your IQ above 0.3

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    It is nice for this author to speculate. But the reality can be far from her wishes. First, how serious are all these Western leaders about freedom and human rights? So far have they shown any solid accomplishments on this topic? Second, what do they gain from these resolutions? They might be better off dragging this “resolution” as far as they can so as to keep the Tamil diaspora gravy train coming. Navi Pillay is only a puppet of the west but she has no real power for anything. She can call all she wants for an international inquiry but the resolution has to be brought by a country, mainly from either US or UK (Has anyone wondered why no country brings up any resolution against the US and UK for their war crimes? Why has Navi Pillay has never called for an international inquiry on these crimes? The answer is obvious, she has to work for the west masters).
    Bringing a harsh resolution is difficult to the west too. They have to rely on several insignificant countries for their votes. They generally buy them or threaten them to their side. But if the resolution is harsh they might have a problem with these countries. The west do not want to lose the resolution vote either, it hurts their ego. So what is the best alternative? a softer resolution and drag this for ever until the Tamil diaspora stop political contributions.

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    Do not bet on a strong resolution yet. All these big talk and at the end of the day there won’t be anything serious going to happen. These UNHRC things are always very slow and by that time everything probably will be “completed”
    Rajapakse will escape or ‘win’ again, more or less. This will just continue so long as West and India have their own interests. Who cares about Tamils or minorities of this rogue nation, seriously ?! Ms. Navi Pillai is retiring at the end of the year and who will replace her ? Another chapter will open up and some more years will be wasted without any progress or solution. Sadly, no hope of any meaningful thing happening soon.

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    The Rajapaksha’s are oiling themselves even as we comment (gingelly is the preferred embrocation, since you ask) and Mervyn is the MC at the lime-cutting ceremony. In the after world, Houdini is marvelling at the escape maestro of Sri Lanka. As the wise old Turk said ‘the dogs bark but the caravan moves on’ (even though the wheels on the Rajapaksha caravan do wobble quite a bit.) God save Sri Lanka. Again.

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      Very recently, I heard Ranjan R questioned Mervin silva whether he has declared all his assets before the bribery commission ? There he said yes.
      The program was “balaya” on a pvt TV channel. Yesterday again, I head Rosi S asking how come Mervin´s son could afford ” Lambogini” himself as one who has never worked in his life, but father is a close confidiante of the president. So those people who are in BADAGINI – in hunger struggling for their 3 meals should pose the question on the next 28th March. Do you think that the will ?

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        Siri,
        I don’t dispute that MR has to stop his corrupt activities so that people can reap the harvest of winning the war. But before that Sri Lankans (Tamils and Sinhalese) have to unite to fight the unsubstantiated witch hunt by the west, fueled by the Tamil diaspora. This diaspora don’t realize that more pressure the west put on Sri Lanka, people get even more united for the country.

        Next, the people of Sri Lanka has to fight against the corruption that is going on now. UNHRC has nothing to do with that. Sri Lankan people have to take care of that either at the election or by way of an uprising similar to the Arab Spring. One serious set back for Sri Lanka is the lack of a solid opposition and clergy getting involved in politics. Sri Lanka has to get rid of one important thing, the popular term “Sinhala Buddhist country”!

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          These are just excuses even 10 year olds would not agree with. If they the rulers were honest they could have prepared for UNHRC session long back. They did not even take them serious. Getting close to the next session only, GLP was forced to travel in the mission of begging for afro and latin countries. As DJ made it clear, today´s MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS is just a caricature of defence secretary. So, knowing all the truth to make opposition accountable for today ´s fate is no way acceptable. Besides, opposition parties are also against any foreign invasions. And today´s context, even if opposition reacted accordingly, today´s law and order (actually there is no rule of law) made in favour of the rulers will leave no room any opponents to succeed.

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          As one who would not change own even if Rajaapskshe kill you, you should better know it that none among us the srilankens ever help foreign invsions. Be it you are JVPer, UNPer or others, you would not agree with any kind harmful invasion.

          Clear is to any dumb, that the govt is trying to paint a sympathy vote scneario intending to manipulate the rural voters. That is their reason to run for PC elections amidst struggling to save the face/country from Geneva battle.

          If atleast 40% of the collosal sums that have been invested for concrete infrastructure projects were allocated for society building…human rights organisation would NOT disagree with MR´s administration.

          Building torn human sources are the future for the nation/country. If only people would become healthy in the war torn country, all physical infrastructure project would be useful for the prospher of the nation.

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    I strongly sense this UN body is toothless and Tamils need alternate stratergy. This West will not do anything unless it is realised some material wealth. Reading the draft is such a disappointment.

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      Diaspora, welcome to the real world.

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      Don’t you already have one?.

      Isn’t Indian Minister Chidambaran’s security upgraded to level one to protect him from Tamil Liberation Front of Tamilnadu?…TLFT !!!!

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      manisekaran

      “Reading the draft is such a disappointment.”

      Because Hindia is such an disappointment.

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    We have to endure all this bullshit because the bloody regime did not do the basics after the war.

    If regime had any brains and if they did 1/2 the job that could have averted all this UNHRC drama and we will not have to take one sided lectures from diaspora Tamil humanitarian expert who left their brother and sisters to untold misery in the hands of Tamil Terrorist.
    A government will not and cannot let the country be divided or be ruled by a de-facto terrorist unit. The majority of the tamils are still unable to stomach the defeat of their ELAM dream along with ruthless manic Prabakaran.

    UNHRC has given them a vessel to carry and live their dream, unfortunately if their dream is still about ELAM through UN sadly they are in a dream.

    However our power hungry MR clan is so foolish and shellfish they don’t see the reality. Instead of ushering peace they invented a system to control other minorities with Dogs,Greese Yakas and Monkeys, all this in order to stay in power by fooling the masses.

    They get what they deserve. The country and ordinary citizens will suffer. They will go in to hiding just like what the Diaspora did.

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      The regime and preceding Sinhala Chauvinist governemnts who carried out Pogroms against Tamils were aided and abetted by Ceylon Muslims orgs. , so don’t go blaming just Rajapakasa because Ceylon Muslims and their supproters are just as guilty as him for the genocide and pogroms against Tamils.
      As far as Rajapaksa getting what they deserve, you should hold the same attitude towards the Ceylon Muslims who are now in the cross hairs of Sinhala Buddhists Nationalists because you guys were quite happy to hold hands with Sinhala Supremacists when they were oppressing Tamils and now you start whining when they turn on you.

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        Yes we know that all tamils are nothing but Saints ! They are never in fault it’s always someone else’s fault.

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          The war’s roots were started by Sinhala Chauvinists aided by Muslims, or are you going to lie and ignore the decades of discrimination and anti Tamil riots that preceded the outbreak of civil war in 83.

          Tamils are tolerant unlike Islam which espouses an Arab supremacist ideology that seeks to dominate the world. Tamils don’t convert anyone, unlike Muslims. Conversion is cultural genocide . Why is it the world over Muslims expect everyone to tolerate Islam and accept Muslim demands but in Muslim majority nations non Muslims are always 2nd class citizens at best and at worst they are ethnically cleansed.

          If Tamils weren’t tolerant , many Tamils would not have converted to Islam and or married Arab merchants who brought Islam to Sri Lanka.

          You follow a racist religion that has destroyed countless cultures, and you prostrate yourself to Arab culture, one of most vicious and racist cultures in the world, a culture that played the leading role in enslaving Black Africans and selling them to Europeans. Anyone familiar with Gulf Arabs know how wicked and racist they are.

          If Tamils were racist ,selfish and tribal like Arabs, Arabs would not have been able to convert us or marry our women.

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            Read what u have written again, again and again !
            U will get what I have said in my previous comment.

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      Afzal is correct:”””A government will not and cannot let the country be divided or be ruled by a de-facto terrorist unit.””” The job of terrorising the people cannot be left to amateurs when the ‘elected’ ‘democratic’ government could do it so much better.

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    Has Ms Biswal downgraded Ms Pollai’s four years of hard work , with this Senator’s lot, to issue this final and the mother of all warnings to fix Rajapaksa?.

    Has the Senator got carried away a bit, to tighten the noose too early?

    Latest from Geneva is that the US wants to investigate the atrocities of Both Sides”.while Ms Pillai’s resolution is specific to only Nanthikadall.

    When the US says both sides, it surely must include Kathankaddy, Kandy, Kabilithigollawa, Maha Bodhi, Dehiwala Station next to the Vellala suburb of Wellawatta.and many others covering many parts in the Island.

    Has this Senator an active member in that period which the US now wants investigated?.

    The Senator’s current boss in New Jersy was a card carrying member, who had a direct line to the Senator’s ex leader as he was the chief in house council for the LTTE.

    My elders tell me that aiding, abetting even indirect association with Terrorists is a crime in the US, after Binladan played havoc in New York.

    Peace loving inhabitants can now breath a sigh of relief. and may even organize a rally to support the US ambassador lady in Colombo.

    No wonder Ms Skantharaj’s political paper Tamilnet is pissed off ..

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    Tamils can get ready to go back to Tamil Nadu.

    Muslims and Sinhalese can have all their properties, jobs and education places.

    WOW!

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      Fathima Fukushima,

      Yes, you could get a free load of Dhal “Parippu” Vada and Rasam soup by Air.

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    You may have to take the author seriously. She is on first name basis with the likes of Harper, Navi Pillay and Hillary Clinton.

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    As for the perpetrators of war crimes they met their maker and are looking up at us in askance of forgiveness for their evil deeds. The sad fact is that even in the last phase they had NO hesitation in taking a few of ‘their kith and kin’ with them

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    siri lanka is fooked!

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    Usha,,, you are a pro Tamil (LTTE) supporter. dont you feel shame to write a bias story as an independent journalist or a reporter.

    [culture of impunity.]

    you know very well the culture of impunity and where it is more visible in south part of India..

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    Excellent article and excellent booklet http://www.tgte-us.org/pressrelease/TGTE_HRC_BOOKLET_2014.pdf

    Well done Usha and TGTE

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      Anpu please stop wasting KFC’s time with your Eelam posts. The computer is for recording staff absence not for private use. Those kitchen sinks won’t clean themselves.

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    So another dreamer is anticipating an International Inquiry by the
    UN. She must be reminded that there are others ahead of Rajapakse in the queue who need to be investigated. Like Bush and Cameron. Dream on madam, in the meantime millions will die in the middle east and the African continent and an equal number of women will be raped/killed in India.

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    Lets have Sri Lankan War Crimes Investigation after Iraq War Crimes Investigation, where Americans and British took part in killing 700,000, mainly women and children, during the oil robbery. UN is all fart and no shit.

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    Recently, the Chinese communist party has made a peace agreement with India, at the same time it is intruding India’s backyard through Sri Lanka. China won’t sit and watch; if India intrudes China’s backyard through Taiwan. The Chinese communist party is playing tricks on India, and pushing India towards the West. The Chinese communist party is also pushing Japan to take extreme steps to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Recently, the Japanese Prime Minister has visited the war memorial to get support from the lefties, in order to counterattack the Chinese communist party’s aggressive moves towards Japan. The Chinese communist party leaders haven’t committed to work closely with their neighbouring countries, but playing tricks and placing the entire Asia at risk. Therefore, Asia Unites urges the Chinese communist party leaders to spell out their mysterious big dream. Asia Unites is committed to maintain peace and order in Asia; therefore, Asia Unites demands an explanation of China’s dangerous mysterious big dream in Asia.

    I really don’t think any of the Chinese leaders or Sri Lankan leaders really understands what is about to unfold in the Indian Ocean. The President Mahinda Rajapaksa is going behind China, and pushing India towards the West. India does not have a choice; it will support the West. It will get ugly beyond any of their expectation. The real losers are Sri Lankans and other Asians. Remember those days; India felt threatened; therefore, created the LTTE to undermine Sri Lanka when President J R Jayawardene went behind the United States. Ultimately, Sri Lankans paid for it with the THIRTY Years of brutal civil war and losing more than 100,000 people. The West knows that Asia is getting bigger and powerful; therefore, the West is looking for an opportunity to break Asia. I know the West well more than any other Asian leader or diplomat. I am a victim of the West’s evil tricks due to my writings. It is impossible for me to have a job or family life. Indians know the West in detail. India was ruled and ripped off by the West for almost five hundred years. The Japanese know the West in depth through their sufferings and agony due to the atomic bombs. The Chinese communist party does not know the West; if it does, it would not go against India or Japan.

    Eventually, the Chinese communist party will get to know the West through its actions, but it will devastate the people of China, and other Asians in the region of Asia. Even if Chinese, Indians and Japanese joint together still they can’t defeat the West, because the West is so powerful. How the Chinese communist party is going to fight against the West, India and Japan? The Chinese communist party is the same as the Japanese emperor who decided to attack the pearl harbour without knowing the implications of his action. Eventually, the United States dropped two atomic bombs and made the Japanese to suffer and surrender unconditionally. The Japanese emperor made his people, Chinese, Koreans and other Asians to suffer. Likewise, the Chinese communist party will make its people and others to suffer in the region of Asia. The Chinese people who have been working hard to make the Chinese communist party rich will end up in nothing, because of the Chinese communist party’s actions. The Chinese communist party and the Sri Lankan leaders are playing a dangerous game in the Indian Ocean. The US and the UK will pass a resolution against Sri Lankan government at the UNHRC meeting next month. India will support it, in order to stop the Chinese influence in Sri Lanka. However, it will open up a foothold for the West in the Indian Ocean. Strategically speaking, it is a dangerous move for the Asians. The Chinese communist party and Sri Lankan leaders will betray the billions of Asians and undermine Asia. The ultimate losers are Sri Lankans, Chinese, and other Asians, but the winners are the Westerners.

    I really don’t believe that India is comfortable to get help from the West to deal with the Sri Lankan government; but India has no choice. I reluctantly approve India to go ahead and use the West to deal with the Rajapaksa regime. However, I am extremely concern about the future of the Indian Ocean. Remember, the West has been ruling the world for the last 700 years; its knowledge and power are beyond comprehension of the Asian leaders. The West had defeated Germany, Japan, and (almost) Russia as well. Therefore, we really can’t predict all of the West’s tricks in the future. We can only hope things will work-out better for Indians and Sri Lankans. If things get ugly in the Indian Ocean in the future; the Rajapaksa regime and the Chinese communist party must take responsibility. You all are well aware who pushed the LTTE to fight against the Indian Peace Keeping Forces, and financed the war to last for thirty years. The Rajapaksa regime and the Chinese communist party don’t even bother to consider the worst scenario in the Indian Ocean; but they are happy to gamble with the Asia’s future. China backs the Sri Lankan government in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. “We believe in the Sri Lankan people’s wisdom and capacity to handle their own affairs.” – Foreign Minister Wang Yi. China does not value India’s, Japan’s, and other South East Asian countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, but safeguarding national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. This is nothing but duplicity of the Chinese communist party.

    Sri Lankans have been fighting since the independence. The leaders didn’t learn anything from the brutal civil war. Sri Lanka is in a strategic location, but the leaders are not smart enough to handle it. Do I have any hope in the Rajapaksa regime? No I don’t; the situation will not get better. The Chinese communist party won’t sit and watch; if India intrudes China’s backyard through Taiwan. Therefore, the Chinese communist party must carefully reconsider its actions in the Indian Ocean; it should not push India to support the West. The Chinese communist party’s actions will open up a foothold for the West in the Indian Ocean, and place India and the entire region of Asia in danger. The Chinese communist party says it believes in Sri Lankans. But the truth is Sri Lankans have been fighting since the independence, the Rajapaksa regime has the least educated ministers in its cabinet in the history of Sri Lanka; it has killed more people than any other government in the history of Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksa regime is corrupted; the Rajapaksa family got huge commissions on the China’s development projects. The regime has increased drug trafficking in Sri Lanka and Asia. The Rajapaksa regime’s policies have increased the teenage pregnancy and sexual abuses against children. I can go-on forever about this regime. The reality is the Chinese communist party is pretending that the Rajapaksa regime is smart, but using the Rajapaksa regime for its dangerous moves in the Indian Ocean. The Chinese communist party isn’t going to influence the South Asia, or expand its wings in the South Asia by supporting the Rajapaksa regime. It will backfire on the Chinese communist party.

    The United States fought against the British, and it also tried to invade Canada twice. However, when the United States became a superpower it didn’t attack the British, or didn’t try to invade Canada. Even though it had all the capability to do so; because the United States understood that working closely with the other Western countries is the only way to prosper. If the United States attacked the British or invaded Canada it would have suffered a lot, and would have gone down long time ago. Likewise, China has to work closely with the other Asian countries; but the Chinese communist party has a different plan. I am extremely concern about the Chinese communist party’s mysterious big dream. I believe that the Chinese party’s mysterious big dream will create a disaster in Asia. While I was in Japan I spoke to many Japanese about China, most of them believe that China will attack Japan sooner or later. This is a fail policy of the Chinese communist party. The Chinese Communist party has failed to understand its role. This world has so much to offer, but the Chinese communist party is limited in its thinking. There is no need to fight against India or Japan. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. These two countries have enormous resources. Instead of buying companies, employing Asians, and take control of these two countries’ resources, the Asians are consumed with hatred and want to destroy themselves and the region of Asia.

    A war is imminent, if the Asians don’t think beyond their region. China should focus on Australia and New Zealand, India should focus on Canada. In 50-100 years these three countries must be under Asians. The invaders are occupying Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The West took-over those countries on genocide to have resources. Therefore, leading other counties economy and controlling their resources is far better than killing millions of innocent people. The West can’t fight against China or India, because China and India have nuclear weapons. Any war against the mighty Asians would destroy the whole world. If we want to have a powerful and vibrant Asia for the world’s majority; then we must have a strategy for the next 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 years. Things may not go our way; it does not mean we should not have a strategy. The way Asians are fighting among themselves is a clear indication that they have no long term strategy in place. India, China, Japan and Korea must collaborate very closely, in order to make Asia successful. Any attempt to undermine other Asian countries by Chinese, Indians, or Japanese will backfire on them, and undermine the entire region of Asia. If we are not careful, the history will repeat itself. A war between the Asian countries will undermine the whole region of Asia, especially between China and India or China and Japan.

    The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die; “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The Five Eyes says to the world, surely you will have freedom and prosperity, but the Five Eyes has robbed almost the whole world and killed more than two hundred million people. The Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Kiwis don’t even live in their own countries. They all came from the United Kingdom. The British robbed most of the world and eliminated millions of people to have others’ resources. And proclaimed the sun never sets on the British Empire. Who is the master of Lies; the serpent or the Five Eyes? The Five Eyes member countries are the greatest deceivers of all time; they are extremely clever in occupying moral high ground to rule others. The Chinese communist party is underestimating the deceivers who killed more than Adolf Hitler and robbed almost the entire world. Asia Unites believes that China’s success is extremely vital for Asia’s success. Asia Unites has no hidden agenda to undermine China; however, we make sure that China does not intrude into India’s backyard, because it will trigger a war between China and India, and destabilise the region. We also make sure that no more war between China and Japan. Currently, Asia Unites is spending time to understand North and South Korea to unite those two countries in the future.

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      Anthony Peter:

      You people live with insecurity and make the world more stressed.

      Asian mentality is different.

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    Tamils will be weeping and howling again.

    No one believes GENOCIDE.

    Next time make Tamils actually subject to genocide (total wipe out). Then the deaf international community will agree there was genocide.

    Until then no luck for Tamills.

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    President Percy Mahinda Rajapakse (PMR) has already Lost the UNHRC resolution and has screwed our country both Locally and Internationally.

    We know that intellectuals and journalists like you Dr.Dayan, Tisaranee and many others including opposition UNP gave enough warnings to Percy MR for over Four years about what is going to come. But the moron along with the Sinhala Buddhist Racists who became too Proud after the war, were celebrating war victory, having parties all over, lighting fire crackers and eating Kiribath and did not listen to Intellectuals to find a lasting solution to the Tamil issue.

    WITH THE EXTRA ORDINARY POWERS PMR HAS, HE COULD HAVE IMPLEMENTED FULL LLRC RECOMMENDATIONS SINGLE HANDADLY WITH A STROKE OF A PEN. BUT HE WAS TOO PROUD AND ADAMENT NOT TO DO SO.

    We saw how President Kicked Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka, Tamara Kunanayakam and many other intellectuals who helped Sri Lanka win 2009 UNHRC resolution, and replaced the Foreign Ministry with mere uneducated, unqualified,party goons and “Yes Sir” Goats.

    Also many times when President travelled to England he saw the Tiger remnats protesting for their rights and who were pressing for a lasting solution.

    But the President did not listen or act on their demands, but merely putting up Posters, cut outs, roads and bridges while looking for prestige, playing a One Man show band.

    Also he was adament and started challenging the West on Human right to score a cheap Sinhala Buddhist political Goal to win elections.

    Now Sri Lanka is facing the wrath in this coming UNHRC while PMR (Pissu Moda Raja) spending colossal amount of FOREX money including lobbying for Sri Lanka by International Law firms.
    OPPOSITION PARTIES SHOULD ASK AT PARLIAMENT AS TO HOW MUCH PMR SPENT AND WASTED ON THIS UNWANTED UNHRC RESOLUTION.

    Meanwhile Now Vaiko is planning to call for revoking the ban on LTTE. Here’s the web. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/specials/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Vaiko-calls-for-United-States-of-India/articleshow/32521267.cms

    Pres. Percy Rajapakse thought of playing the same old Monkey Tricks which won him last elections by having the two Provencial counsil elections earlier than required to score aan early win using UNHRC. But now caught in the trap.

    Also now JVP is coming out with full force along with DM Gen.Sarath Fonseka to win the Provencial elections. JVP has the potential to be the opposition party very soon and could form a future Government. Here’s one of the latest JVP propaganda rally video clip. http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6660:call-executive-merchant-for-more-details&catid=36:top-stories&Itemid=124

    Now Voters have realised the truth and are fed up of UPFA Government, who were thinking earlier to rule the country for the next 20 years.

    Change is in the horizon for the Rajapakse Government which is inevitable now, and will come much sooner than expected.

    All are happening in the Political Arena for the best of the country, coming as a Blessing in disguise for the benefit of poor and oppressed people in Sri Lanka. We are looking foreward for THE DAY a change in Araliya Gaha and Parliament.

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    Ms Usha S SriskanderRaja the Goebbels like propagandist of the TGTE,

    I string of propaganda articles have been flooding the web from the TGTE and not surprisingly from Yasmin Sooka too! I will examine what she says later under her article here https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/brutal-tactics-of-post-war-sri-lanka-exposed-in-new-investigation/

    Usha writes “Not to my surprise I found details on the ‘Last Phase‘ in the Sri Lankan Defense Ministry website: The website describes the ‘Last Phase’ as, “a documentary which depicts the life of a female ex combatant who grew up as an orphan in an LTTE run orphanage that had also served as nursery for future recruits.”

    But to my SURPRISE she has omitted a link to the Video of “Last Phase”. Watch it and you will understand why she omitted that link.

    The “Last Phase” a documentary of over 50 minutes, without actors can be seen here. It is mostly narrated in Tamil as it is the Tamil victims who does the narration. Fortunately it is subtitled in English and Tamil.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQmn4ubPy5A&list=UUBdzG33nDUhi5bc_Ljj9VfA

    There are no actors, no unidentifiable narrators hiding in the darkness, no subterfuge and most importantly no planted liars like Ms Vani Kumar. All the Tamil victims who narrate their experiences are identified, in stark contrast to the Separatist and CH4 propaganda.

    Usha and her cohorts have not challenged what is related in the film. *Usha and her cohorts have been running away from the truth consistently.

    The above documentary answers ALL questions posed by Usha the Master Goebbels. It posses many questions too which I hope Usha and her cohorts can answer.

    The army injured were around 29000 but the LTTE injured was just about 1300. The Tamil victims here claim the LTTE Killed their own, some of them burnt alive. This explains the disparity. Any excuses Usha?

    With an annual USD 300 million (Jane’s) at it’s disposal what cannot the LTTE fund collectors do?

    Here is the truth about Child Soldiers and how they have been looked after by Lanka. These children lived to tell the tale. Usha and her Cohorts MURDERED the rest by Proxy.

    This is from the BBC which does not support Lanka.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuW9c0ufiHY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txpRqAKgyd0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXbFPoDWSI

    What do you have to say Usha?
    Don’t you have bloodied hands?

    Kind Regards
    OTC

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