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No Fire Zone Goes To Michigan

The Amnesty International Chapter of Michigan State University will screen No Fire Zone at the University’s International Center, 427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 303. East Lansing, MI 48824 at 7:00 PM on March 31, 2014. The event is co-sponsored by the University’s Asian Studies Center.

The screening comes immediately after the crucial vote on the US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council calling for war crimes investigations in Sri Lanka.

After the screening, AI’s country specialist Jim MacDonald and the university’s Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole will make their observations and be part of a discussion.

No Fire Zone Main publicity still

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    The hunt for Joseph Kony has begun by the United States government, and next in line are the Srilankan war criminals and mass murderers Mahinda Jarapassa brothers. Even the triple gems wont save their asses then. These Crooked Sinhalame bastards will be soon joining Colonel Gaddafi.

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      We all wish the same Maveeran.

      But the ground reality is different. MR and Co are fashioned on the lines of the Mafiosi. No matter what you do they will always survive.

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        Anyone with sanity would agree with investigation based on Rajapakshes. Hope the UN resolution will not work on the nation but MR and those who commited crimes. Not commited, but are still commiting them even today.

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      Till then this bugger can keep on squeezing his magic ball-bearing until he and his brothers are taken out from the cess pit for appropriate sentencing!

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        Mike,
        guys on this forum find him even like devil in human dress but Maithreepala sirisena said to Derana 360 lately, that latest opinion polls reveal that UPFA is leading in upcoming PC elections.
        I will not be able to calm and quiet, this gaping nation would let abuse their universal franchise again being deceived by his rhetoris which contained lies but lies based on unexpected electic chair. Are people this stupid ?

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      Your comments show first that you have no idea of the truth and second that you must be quite surprised that such a small nation was able to defeat the LTTE who are on the list as nationally banned Terrorist organization. So get the facts before you make comments that make you look a fool.

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        “such a small nation was able to defeat the LTTE”

        Gaameyata magic planes that are manufactured in 7 days by housewives of South Africa.

        You could never defeat the rag tag without the logistical support of the whole wide world especially India’s IAF listening post Andaman Island- all ships carrying arms were blown up- supply line cut off.

        Jani go back to your borrowed ambude and enjoy with paramilitary karuna/douglas/kp salt and pepper with balls on toast.

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    Nys brothers are not getting any solace from the Triple Gem as they violate all the Good action by a Buddhist. In fact Mahinda is not a Buddhist, but Gota is.
    It is NOT TOO late for Mahinda & Gota to restore all perks removed from GSF on fabricated criminal ( not criminal according to Sri Lankan Law) and request him the then Army Commander who establish the NO FIRE ZONe at St Anthony’s ground. The truth is/was the NOFIRE ZONE was established when the SL Army was 2 km away from the ground and LTTE Forces were 23 km away on the other side of the. Ground. But within 30 mts of establishing this No Fire Zone Mahinda Rajapaksa FORCED the SL Army to withdraw the Troops for 10 km, and during these withdrawals LTTE took over the St Anthony’s ground and established all their Gun Turrets. The rest is history and most death in theat No Fire Zone was the responsibility of interfering with normal action of a Army Commander. Not for that foolish or deliberate act of Mahinda none of the IDP’s seeking shelter should not have got killed.
    Over to Maveer.

  • 8
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    How about screening Weliweriya massacre, Bodu Balu Sena Riots, Lasantha Wickrematunge murder and Welikada prison Massacre.

    They should also be screened and studied.

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      Lasantha,
      This screening is about the end of the war. This fake unauthenticated pro-terrorist infomercial has no value for someone who seek the truth.
      MR corruption can be true, but that needs to be taken cared separately by the people of Sri Lanka not the Tamil diaspora. Your Weliweriya “massacre” is what would have happened in any country if unruly street protests happen. Vietnam war protesters were killed in US protests. Did you call that a “massacre”? Remember this: http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/03/07_-_vietnam_war_protests_1.jpg

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    If someone thinks that Tamils can get their rights by following or pressurizing international community it’s a myths.. Indian government fruitless after two decades of efforts. Only workable hurdle was 13th amendment but it didn’t solve the issues still.

    Instead and as alternative Tamils can turn up to Sinhalese who will help to overcome burning issues of Tamil’s community in which are can be shared & work hard to get from present and future governments.

    Politically this is last mile of TNA, but if Tamils can joined hand with Main stream political parties with Sinhalese, you will get what you need,

    Dont cornered by attaching to minority parties , Be with Sinhalese, you will win.. change your strategy

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      Bebon@,

      If there are no other ways left, what are the other alternatives than intnerional pressure being applied on the familial rule ?

      Not only tamil issues, but there are various issues across the country belonging to SRILNKANEs are being deliberatedly neglected by babaric regime.

      Upcoming UN resolution or any other powerful powers should finally apply on the Rajapakshe oligarchs convicting them to life long imprisonments. Even today, colombo to other places people are very unhappy but knowing that consequences would be whitevanning or getting abducted as had been one of the latest missing in Wanathamulla, they dont come forward to raise their voice.
      All kind of psychosis is held in the country today and people have to struggle on their daily survvival due to sky rocketed price hikes. All these are far abusive moneny mangement of ABUSIVE RAJAPAKSHES that one time was said to have embezzeled the tsunami funds.

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      No Sinhala mainstream parties will do anything meaningfull for Tamils as the 2 biggest Sinhala parties are both Sinhala Nationalist.

      Even if some Sinhalese within the UNP have some sympathy for Tamils, they could never do much with it fearing the SLFP will brand the UNP as anti Sinhala Buddhist .

      When it comes down to campaigning for votes, the SLFP will campaign on a hardline Sinhala Nationalist platform and consequently the UNP will distance itself from Tamils fearing that if they are seen as soft on Tamils, they will lose Sinhala votes.

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    People on the pictures are the common view in rural sinhala areas too. But to abuse them for their vote is criminal by every nature. They publicly distibute, piece of cloth, few sheets for roof, sarres, T shirts to grab and cheat the gaping folks. Is this at all fair ? While the opposition do nothing in that line – abusing state funds with the approval of Maharaja, these guys are on a lead of doing so.
    Actually these elections is far from being free and fair to this day.

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    Mr.Bebon or Baboon,whoever you are, remember Tamils started their post colonial life joining hands with Sinhalese. Have you heard of Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, P.Saravanamuttu and liberals like Kandasamy who died fighting the British.
    But what did the Sinhalese leaders like Senanayakes and Bandaranakes do to the Tamils? They drove them towards separation.Now Rajapakse is giving the finishing touch.

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    “After the screening, AI’s country specialist Jim MacDonald and the university’s Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole will make their observations and be part of a discussion.”

    This screening which discredit Sri Lanka and incur instability and well being of the country is an act of treason if initiated and facilitated by a Sri Lankan citizen. The unauthenticated nature of this documentary makes it even a serious crime against Sri Lanka. If this Ratnajeevan Hoole is a Sri lankan citizen he should be dealt with the SL law on treason.

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      In a few days time, EUSENSE the like ilk will have no other choice than becoming nuisance, forgone UN resolution will turn stronger than believed, will cause Rajapakshes to go home. In the interior period, people have to suffer a lot.

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    Student organizing committee for the MSU Amnesty International Chapter

    Please answer following questions.
    Is screening of this film and talk open to public?
    Is it free or do we buy tickets?
    Where can the visitors park?
    Please give a map of university to show filming room.
    Thank you

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      If you are smart enough you will notice the grin on the face of the man at the back of the photo. This is indicative that this is stage managed for the camera.

      If you are smart you will notice the grin on the face of the man behind these wailing women. this is indicative that this clip could be stage managed for the camera.

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      Is screening of this film and talk open to the public?

      Yes, it is a university students’ function and therefore open to anyone.

      Is it free or do we buy tickets?

      The are no tickets. The event is free.

      Where can the visitors park? Please give a map of university to show filming room.

      Think of 4 roads making a rectangle. The western end is the North-South road Red Cedar. The eastern end is the North-South Road called Farm. The Northern end is the East-West road North Shaw. The southern boundary is the East West road South Shaw.

      The western half of this rectangle is a public parking lot accessed from South Shaw (one-way running East, so approached from Red Cedar. The event being at 7 PM there will also be free parking anywhere after 6 PM.

      International House is near the North-West corner of this rectangle North of North Shaw (one way running West).

      For those with a GPS:
      Office for International Students and Scholars
      Michigan State University
      International Center
      427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 105
      East Lansing, MI 48824

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    Can we get the transcripts of the discussions after the seminar on tape or typed or video. Who should we contact please? Can it be used by us for women’s/child rights for research in local universities and ngo sectors please?

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