23 May, 2017

NPC To Carry Out Medical Checks On Ex-LTTE Cadres

In the backdrop of an increasing number of deaths of former LTTE cadres, the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) has decided to conduct a free medical camp to check the health conditions of the surviving ex-cadres who have undergone rehabilitation.

C.V. Wigneswaran - Northern Chief

C.V. Wigneswaran – Northern Chief

Sources said that there are around 12,000 ex-LTTE cadres who have undergone rehabilitation since the end of the war in 2009. The rehabilitated ex-rebels will be requested to undergo medical check up to ascertain if there is a severe medical issue or if the recent deaths of over 100 ex-cadres was just a coincidence.

Tamil media has reported that some 107 former members of the LTTE have died under mysterious circumstances in recent months, after allegedly being injected with a drug while they were being rehabilitated at military camps.

The NPC also recently passed a resolution calling for a medical investigation into the deaths of the former cadres. The NPC has maintained that independent international experts should be present in such an investigation.

According to the NPC most of the dead cadres who have died were relatively young and the reason for the deaths is an ‘unexplained illnesses.’

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    Mr Vigneswaran You are doing all kinds of work outside the scope of the NPC. Some of the work are local council work, like planting trees, managing the cemeteries etc. NPC is supposed to pass some 105 to 300 statues to manage its affairs. I understand only three have been passed. As a result, you are unable to function and the government funds are being returned. I was told passing statues is a copycat exercise of coping the statues of the other provincial councils. I even came to know one NGO and some concerned individuals have come to your help to prepare the draft. These statues are now being kept on the shelves to be dusted like the Tissa Vitharane’s political proposal given to Mahinda. I think you have a responsibility to explain to the people why you have not passed these resolutions yet? Will you tell the CT readers at least your answers?
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      Dankotta [Edited out]! When the Sri Lankan army conducts forceful Sterilization on young Tamil women and injecting Germicide injection on the surrendered Tamil young men do you think any Tamil keep silence. LET THE ARMY DO THE SECURITY JOB NOT A MEDICAL OFFICERS OR FARMING JOBS.
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        Chronic poisoning of prisoners of war had been carried out in other instances around the world. Therefore it is not a surprise that Srilanka government committed it. If only a few of the rehabilitated detainees had died due to mysterious causes, you can say they are coincidence, but when 107 of them died, you cannot label it as natural causes. These seemingly natural causes of death can be produced by chronic poisoning, and what has now surfaced fits into that picture very well. Poisons are given in small doses on several occassions either orally or parenterally, so that people do not die immeditely but only after sometime suffering from the ill effects of the poison. Common poisons used are arsenic, heavy metals as lead & mercury, Radio-active substances, pesticides like organo-phosphates. There may be other substances used in these cases in Srilanka. The systems affected are : 1. Psychological – mood swings, depression, suicidal thoughts, poor concentration, loss of short memory, personality changes. 2. Neurological – acceleration of ageing process, blurring of vision, speech difficulty, sleep disturbances 3. Musculo-skeletal – osteoporosis, muscles and joints aches and pains, no stamina, loss of muscle strength, 4. Immunological – tendency to acquire infections, feels ill. 5. Oncological – DNA and mitochondrial damage causing cancers. Investigations – Unfortunately all basic tests like Blood counts, kidney and liver functions will be normal. Probably non-specific test like CRP may be raised. ECGs will be normal though some may develop periodic arrythmias and ischemia. CT & MRI scans of brain also will not be of much use. The tests needed are expensive and not available in Srilanka and therefore help of the international community is absolutely necessary. The recommended tests are: 1. Fat biopsy for pesticides 2. heavy metal content in blood and sweat Kelmer test for Mercury 3. Mitochondrial tests to detect toxins stuck to membranes and proteins – Translocator Protein studies – Anti-oxidant status profile 4. Immune function tests – low levels of natural killer cells and B cells, ratio of abnormal T suppressor / helper lymphocytes, hypogammaglobulinaemia, abnormal ANCA, TNF, Interleukin 6. 5. Liver tests – gluthione S transferase, red cell gluthione, tests of ability to detoxify (caffeine paracetamol loading) 6. Hormones – Throid function (low T4 & TSH), salivary adrenal stress profile (mild addisons & low melatonin), low testosterone, Inappropriate ADH. 7. Bone tests – bone density scans of hip, wrist and spine, urine tested for deoxy-pyridinoline (DPD), N telopeptides (NTX) 8. SPECT Brain scan for perfusion studies 6. Psychometric testing & Autonomic nerve conduction studies. Will the government which will try their best to sweep it under, will ever allocate funds for these tests to ascertain the truth. This will be an exercise in futility if the government refuses to permit foreign expertise to grant justice to the affected.
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          Here comes another self promoting medico-legal man who specialises in issuing death certificates in the UK to earn his legal status in the medical field. He is good at germinating and multiplying lies and lives in the world of mental disdain and innermost hate mongering. He has responded to my arguments on the failures of the NPC and did not touch on the very issue of failures of the CM as a legal man. Because his legal knowledge is limited unwanted popups.
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            Do not panic as truth will come out whatever you do to sabotage. For your information, I did not gat an opportunity to issue any medical certificate in UK, as none of my patients died while under my care. Please do not expose your stupidity and without wasting time do things to promote reconciliation.
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          Test may concentrate on fact finding, which itself will be solution for many, but I think NPC has to put in mind many of the rebels are still with good physical structure have been reduced to invalid by prolong Sinhala Rehabilitation cruelties. They cataloging should include more than the visible sick rebels. Money is a problem. But they should ask volunteers to come and record the complains from these Sinhala Buddhist Rehabilitated Tamils. Even the Jaffna University Students lighted Lamp in Maveerar Day in 2013 and 2014 were Sinhala Buddhist Rehabilitated by that time Higher Education Minister. These are, according to educated Sinhala Gentlemen, nipping on the bud. Thier ends have to recorded. This will help if ever an NGO come forward or if there IC press Apee Aandu provide compensation for those who suffered by the Rapist army’s Buddhism Rehabilitation.
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          Cool story, bro :D
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          International experts must be brought in immediately to see if this is true. We do not want a criminal armed forces! They should be protectors of the people and state and at no cost can we let them turn into criminals. Punishment must be meted out for any criminal acts. If the criminals are protected then we tarnish the names of all our war heroes!
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      Dankotuwa Manike Chief Minister Wigneswaran is not suggesting that he will personally carry out the medical check up. What he saying is that he will be using his powers and authority as CM to order a Medical Check up. This takes not more than a telephone call or even perhaps a short meeting. Then a few minutes to study the executive summary of the doctors and come to a conclusion and then perhaps a press conference if the findings prove anything suspicious. So Menike just don’t make a big meal out of this. So
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        Nallasamy – Talawakella,and Rajash You both failed to understand the very fundamental issues relating governance of the NPC. Put your emotions to aside. Put you emotions to aside and think wisely of the pathetic state of the NPC. All other 8 provincial councils are functioning orderly having passed the much needed statues. The Chief Minister of NPC is a legal man and is unable deal with the very legal issue that should have been done at the outset of his appointment. When you Tamils can’t govern a small NPC how can you run a Federal State or a Separate state if they are bestowed upon you. I feel sorry for you.
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          Dankottuwa Manike I just returned form the North. I did not notice that the NE has come to a halt. Trains are running, buses are running, markets are functioning, schools are functioning, people are going to work. People are moving around during day time. But indoors night time Don’t compare NPC to other councils. There is no army camps dotted like mushrooms in other provincial councils Army is still moving around in civilian clothes. Army is running a shadow economy. resorts, hotels, farming, markets etc People cant congregate without the permission of the army. No NPC official function can take place without the presence of the army Unlike the other Provincial council NPC is a dummy council. The real power is with the Army and the central Govt in Colombo I feel sorry for you that you have been brain washed
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            Rajash “Army is still moving around in civilian clothes. Army is running a shadow economy. resorts, hotels, farming, markets etc” Is the army distilling Kassippu and running brothels? Is it true the traffic police is milking the drivers and riders?
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              my visit was too short to ascertain both allegations.
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            Machang Rajash Good that you went to Jaffna and did not experience a Jaffna pre May 2009. ‘Trains are running, buses are running, markets are functioning, schools are functioning, people are going to work’ – Well said. These are the work of the government in Colombo. Did they run pre May 2009 or soon after? Since the NPC did not pass the statues, the government in Colombo is doing the work using the funds unable to be used by the NPC for the smooth administration and development. Your thinking is so narrow and cannot go beyond the situation you enjoyed Jaffna. You are trying to take the credit for the NPC for the work the government is doing. It appears that you do not understand the very basics of passing the statues in the NPC. Due you know the implications of passing or not passing statues. You have gone to Jaffna to find faults with the army and the government. But you failed to dissect your own people. How many liters of your blood you did donate to the hospitals at the time when army is the major donor in the north. Did you go to Cargills Food City? Did you have your share of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Did you go for a swim wearing your joggstaps in the Casurina beach? Did you visit the hotels to have your share of special doses? Did you go with your Mathini? What was her experience? Understanding your mindset, I do not think you would have gone on a religious- cultural pilgrimage. I am sure you would have visited Trinco, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Kandy. Galle etc., and What did you enjoy there and what is different in Jaffna.
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              Dankottuwa Manike “Since the NPC did not pass the statues, the government in Colombo is doing the work using the funds unable to be used by the NPC for the smooth administration and development.” If you think NPC is not functioning to its full potential the government should dissolve it and hand it over to the army commander who would have no difficulty in running it as we see how efficiently and effectively he manages, farms, fishing, saloon, travel agency, house building, hotels, restaurants, vihares, snooping into private lives of citizens, if necessary he could bump off people whom he judge to be burden to the country, …. After all he needs no new laws to do what he wants to do, as you know he is law onto himself. We should give the army commander our wholehearted support he deserves. By the way he could chose his ministers from Mahinda’s supporters, Wimal, Dayan, Gamanpilla, Basil, Gota, ….
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                Here comes another self promoting medico-legal man who specialises in issuing death certificates in the UK to earn his legal status in the medical field. He is good at germinating and multiplying lies and lives in the world of mental disdain and innermost hate mongering. He has responded to my arguments on the failures of the NPC and did not touch on the very issue of failures of the CM as a legal man. Because his legal knowledge is limited unwanted popups.
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                  Dankottuwa Manike “He has responded to my arguments on the failures of the NPC and did not touch on the very issue of failures of the CM as a legal man.” The discussion on incompetency of the chief minister can wait until the issue of mysterious cause of death of ex members of LTTE is investigated and truth unearthed. In the mean time for your own sake find out the modern day Dr Josef Mengele, the angel of death who prescribed and administered the injection which allegedly caused death to many. Now it seems a serial killer is living among you. Hurry up you could be the next victim if you don’t act fast and help arrest him. Time is running out.
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              Dankottuwa Manike Machang I don’t go all the way from London to Jaffna and eat at KFC? No I ate home made chicken curry, fish curry, crab curry and locally farmed vegetable curry. May be for the Jaffna water the curries taste better there Sorry I did not visit any of the resorts run by the army One empty KFC does not mean Jaffna is liberated. Shows how have been brain washed
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                Congratulations Sri Lanka 3-0 series white wash of world’s No1 Australia
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                  25th june:England’s whitewash of Australia helps make up for Brexit! kangaroo strut.
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                Rajash You said earlier: ‘my visit was too short to ascertain’. How come you were able to ascertain empty KFC, existence of army resorts etc. If your visit to Jaffna was a private one for a short while to eat ‘home made chicken curry, fish curry, crab curry and locally farmed vegetable curry’, let it be so without venturing into tell goni billa stories. Within your short vist you have established: ‘There is no army camps dotted like mushrooms in other provincial councils Army is still moving around in civilian clothes. Army is running a shadow economy. resorts, hotels, farming, markets etc People cant congregate without the permission of the army. No NPC official function can take place without the presence of the army Unlike the other Provincial council NPC is a dummy council. The real power is with the Army and the central Govt in Colombo’. Your contradicting comments comments is boomeranging on your own face.
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                  Machan Menike “my visit was too short to ascertain’. How come you were able to ascertain empty KFC, existence of army resorts etc. ” The question was asked if army is distilling kassipu I could have said yes .. I gave an honest answer … I was honest as I don’t know and I did not come across The question was asked Is it true the traffic police is milking the drivers and riders? again I gave an honest answer and yes I did a lot of travelling in Jaffna visitng temples and friends and relative from Jaffna to Point Pedro and to VVT and yes I did see army camps yes I did see army and Navy in their vehicles…mostly unarmed and some times armed Yes I did pop in to KFC for curiosity sake so do not try to bull shit me
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                    Rajash So within the short time you ascertained a lot. My argument was about the failure of CM of NPC and you could not understand the very issues I raised despite been in Jaffna. I thought of ridiculing you for your shallow responses and diluted comments. Good luck to you and God bless you for more travels to Jaffna.
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                      CT is an open forum for people to express their opinion. All your comments are ridiculing each and everyone who does agree with your blog. you call them idiots and stupid. So have an open mind and you will see a great world.
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              Dankottuwa Mara/Manike/, “”Colombo is doing the work using the funds u”” those are return to sender Bucks/Bacon for the Army(Pigs/Boars)- sinhale [Edited out] farm island.
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                island: animal farm with begging bowl from IC and China.
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            I agree with you Rajesh! I went to visit my friends living in Jaffna and suburbs and i saw Army men in civilian clothes and some are carrying AK rifles and this itself shows that the Northern Province is under Military Junta. The NPC is powerless and the CM is a Dummy under the the Army.
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              Nallasamy – Talawakella What a humbug you are.
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                Dankottuwa Manike the Penguin, TNA at Colombo doing the please me, Addu Madu dance. Wiggie has got the 5 man visiting USAF to carry out random statistical test.Ambassador Athul former head of USAID (totally defence matter) moro, watch the space .
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            Rajash, “People cant congregate without the permission of the army.” If you manage to provide a reliable source for your “information” I will be very surprised. Even better if you manage to post a scanned copy of such a permission and information on where to apply for one. Do you seriously believe that all the religious and social functions need a permission from the MOD?
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              Lone Wolf : The modus operandi is very subtle. You think the army or the Govt is stupid to ask for hard paper based permission which can be sued as evidence? it’s like saying there is no army patrolling the streets of NE. yes there is no army patrolling the streets of NE in uniform. But they do in civilian clothes. yes the army is invited to attend Temple festival and school sports meet and other large gathering private or public Yes they attend because they are Invited! Invitation = seeking permission
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                Lone Wolf : You have rightly questioned ‘to provide a reliable source for his “information” ‘. This modaya Rajesh says: ‘The modus operandi is very subtle’. What a joker who thrives on promoting falsehood and taking cover under theme of assumptive ‘modus-operandi’ claim.
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                  Dankottuwa Manike read my reply carefully.
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                Rajash, Thanks for your reply. Unlike you I live in Jaffna and know more about this place than you. “yes there is no army patrolling the streets of NE in uniform. But they do in civilian clothes.” Are the security forces not supposed to be patrolling even in uniform and with weapons? Are members of the security forces never seen in other parts of Sri Lanka? Did the Air Force not check you at the airport when you left the country? To my best knowledge nobody has declared NP a demilitarized zone. “yes the army is invited to attend Temple festival and school sports meet and other large gathering private or public” You are now changing the story from all congregations to large gatherings. Yes, security forces are often invited to bigger school functions and even some larger religious events. I don’t know why but this might occur in other parts of SL also. Feel free to ask NPC Department of Education why they invite representatives of the nearest base and police station tom a sports meet. As to weddings etc and usual religious activity members of the security forces are not invited. Would it be wrong if a Christian sailor goes to church? Can a Muslim policeman go to a mosque? Can a Hindu soldier go to a kovil? Can I invite the friendly traffic policeman to my birth day party without your permission? I know that he is corrupted but are they not all?
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                  Lone Wolf, You are in tune with reality. Characters like Rajash are in pursuit of another devious, but quite obvious agenda. Much water has flowed under the bridge since May’2009, which these characters choose to ignore. They are yet singing to an outdated tune. We have also a CM who behaves like the proverbial ” Dog in the Manger”, who will not do, but will also not let others do! What this man says and does. Is not in the domain of the sane, any longer. He has crossed the rubicon. Those who admire him are also demented. He and those like Rajash, should be examined by an international medical panel to assess how demented they are. You may call yourself a Lone Wolf, but you are one among the few, who knows the facts and articulates them objectively.
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                  Lone Wolf Have you lived out side Jaffna. In Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapura? “Are members of the security forces never seen in other parts of Sri Lanka? ” No. Not as visibly as in Jaffna. “Did the Air Force not check you at the airport when you left the country? ” There is stringent security in all international flights in any where in the world. Nothing to compare with Jaffna. “To my best knowledge nobody has declared NP a demilitarized zone. ” Yes indeed. The rest of Sri Lanka is. “Yes, security forces are often invited to bigger school functions and even some larger religious events. I don’t know why but this might occur in other parts of SL also.” Thanks for clarifying. Exactly what I said. No security forces are not invited to such events in other parts of Sri Lanka “Can I invite the friendly traffic policeman to my birth day party without your permission? I know that he is corrupted but are they not all? ” invite whom you may like. Its your party what you are saying there is a hand in glove relationship between the army and Tamil Community. An understanding not to breach the army lines. TO call Jaffna an open prison may be too harsh. But Sinhala politicians know how to play the game
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            Rajash – You should have put your above comment down to one sentence that two provinces (N/E)are under army occupation which explains everything about freedoms and democracy.Cannot blame Mr. Viggie CM.NPC for going outside the scope of NPC as alleged by fellow writer Dankotuwa Menike as TNA does not deal with local problems experienced by people on a daily basis in the North but wasting time with IC, diaspora and UN on matters, which are unattainable w/o closely working with the govt. Its almost two years passed with this govt. in power but the army occupation of N/E and land grab problems are still to be solved by TNA nor had a one on one meeting with the govt. to solve the existing problems. No new projects are mooted in the area to solve unemployment problems, which brought the two provinces down to poverty lines. Instead of accepting ministerial positions in the Govt, TNA preferred to stay outside and go on bended knees to up country Tamil and Muslim ministers to solve the day to day problems of the people of N/E. treating the Tamils of N/E as secondary citizens.
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              Lankawatch fully agree with you. But some of these guys need to be spoon fed. You can take a horse to the river but cant force it to drink syndrome
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          This is mean comment. I really dont think other provinces function far better than the today s state of NPC. Did not we hear various kind of PC and PS in the days of MR regime ? Why to categorically draw conclusions as Tamils cant govern… while also sinhalese cant do their job well. I am ashamed to see that there are more of you big mouths even if we the sinhalese do the job no different to today NPC men.
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          Dankottuwa Manike, “”When you Tamils can’t govern a small NPC how can you run a Federal State or a Separate state if they are bestowed upon you.”” Cham Cham panni, panni.,you are a robot. you don’t read or travel. say SCREAMmmmmmm. STOP SITTING ON ICE CREAM. Moron, You don’t feel the truth so you take sides… poverty (20 % below line of) of the old rouges begging bowl
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            There are 150, 000 Army personnel in the Northern Province. 1 Army Personnel to five civilians. Remove the Army the PC will function smoothly.
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              Nallasamy – Talawakella Are you trying to teach rocket science to the readers. What has army got to do with passing the necessary statues on the floor of the NPC. Do you understand what is meant by passing the statues? Why don’t you throw the question at the CM.
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                Dankottuwa Manike I am responding to your previous threads: You indicated that the NPC is functioning outside of the their scope of practice. I checked various sources for scope of provincial councils. For example, you can find the reference from Wiki. Provincial council has jurisdiction in “agriculture, education, health, housing” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincial_government_in_Sri_Lanka If the provincial council has jurisdiction of health matters, your assertion Wignes is functioning outside his scope of practice is wrong. Please refer below to ‘department of health’ within Other provincial Counci, from the PC website of respective PC below: Southern: PC http://www.sp.gov.lk/ Central: PC http://www.cp.gov.lk/en/departments/department-of-health-services.html If the provincial council is responsible for health affairs of the people, NPC’s decision to investigate mysterious death is not outside of NPC’s jurisdiction. You also allege that other provincial council are functioning within their jurisdiction. So if health matters is outside the jurisdiction of PC, how can other PC have health matters within their jurisdiction? All t
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              Dont you know Germany after WW 2 had millions of troops to keep them safter. Why not SL brutal war and its aftermath should not run the same way… Ltters were even brutal than nazi men in Germany… pleae google and find the facts accordingly.
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                Simon De Silva “Ltters were even brutal than nazi men in Germany” Could we have cite of the comparative study on brutality between Nazi and LTTE. Did LTTE have doodlebug, gas chambers, massive network of autobahns, pool of scientists, 18 million men under arms … manufacture tanks, artillery, … u boats, … ? How did I miss this huge LTTE Wehrmacht in this island?
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                “”Dont you know Germany after WW 2 had millions of troops to keep them safter”” those are friendly foreign troops (GDR allied forces American & Brits they leave 2020 and Russia left FDR with fall Of USSR) Loota (robber barons) You are animal satta who has stolen the island- pirates from india. portuguese at Goa left after the fall of Fascist Estado Nuevo – 1970 Portuguese means low down bum FASCISTA Barasoo.
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                If anyone is to be compared to the Nazis it is not the LTTE but the Sinhalese Sri Lankan government and armed forces and police. The LTTE are no saints but more than 95% of the violence and the most brutal forms of this was committed by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments the Sinhalese armed forces and police and 99% of their victims were innocent Tamil civilians. The LTTE is a child of Sinhalese racism and brutality towards the island’s Tamils from the time of independence. The LTTE is dead and gone more than seven years but brutality towards the Tamils. large scale ethnic cleansing raping and looting at the hands of a very racist Sinhalese establishment armed forces and police aided abetted and totally supported by a largely racist Sinhalese population, ironically descended largely from Tamil immigrants from India and largely fed on a Mahavamsa myth, that the island only belongs to the Sinhalese and Buddhists are the real problem. This evidenced by the Sinhalese Govigamma Catholic cardinal in Colombo stating he has no problem regarding Buddhism given prominence throughout the island, even in historical Tamil areas in the north and east where Saivaism was the prominent religion that was protected by the Tamil kings and chiefs who ruled these areas. Proves that all Sinhalese even the recently assimilated Indian Tamil slaves and those belonging to the Christian faith, are all brainwashed by this racist Mahavamsa myth, that the land only belongs to the Sinhalese,
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                  Cool story, bro :D
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                    Wee Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon “Cool story, bro :D” You could only manage with 3 out of 1,022,000 words in the English language. This must be the coolest story today.
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          Do not worry about Tamils. There are several capable people to govern a future Tamil state either federal or independent. For your information I have kept all the Sinhala racists in UK under my feet, and none of them dare raise their heads aganist me. Give me similar conditions, I will demonstrate it in Srilanka.
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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam You are stupid man. Good at making stupid comments.
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              You do not have the courage to disclose your name. There is no point in my wasting my time with you.
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                school drop out Dankottuwa Manike, is an man (bisexual) Army troll like Abe, David Blacker, et al. D.N has Never read content, beyond school syllabus.
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                Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam I am Mrs Kumudini Mallawarachi from Dankottuwa and popularly known as Dankotuwa Manike. Before you put the next question I shall state further. I am a graduate in agriculture. I am fair skinned, good looking and a well dressed person. I am a good cook of Sinhala dishes. I used to dance Kathkali but now unable to, due to old age. I sing and a good entertainer. I have many Tamil and Marakala friends. Some of my Tamil friends really like my bathapu karies and kiri hothi. My way of preparing Ambul thihal out beats the Jaffna fish curry. I love Payasum. I sympathise with the minorities and criticise them for their foolishness. Tamils were good and clever people and I am sad Sinhala hate mission has weakened them. I see this in the very functioning of the Northern Provincial government. This is just a bit of my resume. Do not fail to read my comments to know more about me in the future. Best wishes.
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                  darling dankotuwa manike ” I am fair skinned, good looking” can i come and see you please.At the moment i’am in colombo. ” but now unable to, due to old age.” er,just remembered many busy appointments.Cant find the time to fit you in my busy shedule.However will contact you again when i have some free time. PS.please do not think it is because of age factor.I have met many women who are over the hill but still able to give a thrill.experience counts.
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            ROFL – cool story, bro :D
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          Only one province has passed bill to investigate misconduct of its members – NPC. That is not even in Lankawe’s parliament. Champica pawned Nuraicholai to China. Hit & ran people. Gone to China for another round. As long as he surrenders to the bosses, Old King, New King, Ranil Mahata…Champika is a king too.
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          Dankottuwa, This is about an accusation. For example, the current regime accused former regime about corruptions and now the investigations are going on. Similarly, Tamils and International community accused Srilanka violated human rights and committed war crimes. These should be investigated. Recently, a considerable number of those rehabilitated LTTE cadres (young) died and tsome of those who wwent through rehabilitation informed that they became ill after they were injected during the rehabilitation. So, what you should do to proof that it is not due to injection? Medical check up and investigation. What is wrong with that? Whether the CM is passing the statues or not is matter for people to decide in the elections. That is what people did to Mahinda because people believed that Mahinda robbed the Nation and violated human rights and committed war crimes.
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      Dan Ban cotte, presumably, you did not like the eagle’s claw on to “”Sri Lanka Gets US Thumbs Up”” when the courts has a dilemma it’s obvious to call for forensic reports to speed up matters and get done with it. cost the people less practical and ic wise. Wiggy’s experience and goodwill shows as a proposal of standing- standing order.
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      Dankotuwa: “NPC is supposed to pass some 105 to 300 statues to manage its affairs. I understand only three have been passed.” Please show or give the link where we can get this information. Guessing a range from 105 to 300 looks like a wild guess with a variance of some 200 – that is way too off the mark mite. So, let us have the links where we can check this. Of course, if this is true, we can then the reasons for and against. ok. You are talking about “statues” or “statutes”. I don’t think Wiggi would have any problem on taking hold of any statutes. If we have more info, it will help.
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        Please research Google to find full information on Wigneswaran’s shenanigans.
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          Dharshana: “Please research Google to find full information on Wigneswaran’s shenanigans.” Are you talking about SEARCH or RESEARCH? BTW, I did search google but did not find anything even intimately close to what Dankotuwa mentioned. Perhaps, you can be more specific unless you, too are shooting from your mouth, and you meant that I should continue to “grope in the dark”.
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      Dankotuwa: “NPC is supposed to pass some 105 to 300 statues to manage its affairs. I understand only three have been passed.” Please show or give the link where we can get this information. Guessing a range from 105 to 300 looks like a wild guess with a variance of some 200 – that is way too off the mark mite. So, let us have the links where we can check this. Of course, if this is true, we can then the reasons for and against. ok. You are talking about “statues” or “statutes”. I don’t think Wiggi would have any problem on taking hold of any statutes. If we have more info, it will help.
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        jansee According to my political contacts of both the divide I am certain that it is 105. But I read EPDP’s Thavarajah (who is the opposition leader in the NPC) saying 300 statues. This is why I stated it is between 105 and 300. There is downright silence on this issue. Even Viggi is maintaining silence. ‘I don’t think Wiggi would have any problem on taking hold of any statutes. If we have more info, it will help’ – why don’t you invite him for a categorical response. The Colombo and Jaffna media are not debating this issue. It is ++++ for Wiggi.
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          Dankottuwa: That the Colombo and Jaffna media are not talking about this – could it be due to irrelevance of the issues? The TNA has not said anything about it. The elected reps have not talked, at least publicly, about this. So, unless there is information to the contrary, Wiggi should be given the benefit of doubt. Since have the political contacts and EPDP’s Thavarajah should be able to enlighten on this issue – at least let the public know what are these issues.
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            jansee If they don’t talk then you talk.
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              Dankottuwa: Don’t be a donkey. You raised the issues and I sought clarification. If I know, then I won’t be talking to a donkey like you. The fact of the matter is, unless you are able to substantiate what you write or tell, keep your big mouth shut.
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      Dankotuwa Manike, “the government funds are being returned” The NPC admits that part of the funds is returned but blames discrimination by the central government for this. I have never seen their explanation for having only three statutes.
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    Rapist army was forcefully carrying out abortion in Kilinochchi hospital. These are women not from LTTE. But they were still Rapist army’s targets because of they are Tamils. Many were forced sterilized. These were 100% medical cruelties in addition with physical abuse and torture by the army. Many of their relatives were murdered before these done to them. There were many young girls were forcefully recruited to army in that area in 2013, 2014 and eventually many became mental cases and few attempted suicide. Many were hospitalized. No MPs or relative were allowed to go to hospital. Even EPDp Douglas was not allowed to see the patients Doctors were coerced to give out false reports. These are medical cruelties practiced on the women with physical abuse. Now they are forcefully separated from Tamil communities and settled in Sinhala colonies, to keep their mouths shut permanently. Coordinates of the makeshift hospital were forcefully obtained from IC RC and these hospital were bombed. Then this hospital staffs were forced to give false statement. Even they were forced to go to Army’s kind of rehabilitation. To hide medical evidences, when the women were raped, the rapist army planted bombs to hide the medical evidence. FOR YEARS LANAKWE HAS BEEN ARTISTICALLY AND INNOVATIVELY USING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY TO CARRY OUT ITS GENOCIDE ON TAMILS It was reported that army head claimed that Tamilini had cancer even before she was taken to prison. Come on comedy, it is not Tamilini, it’s about the all the medical tortures practiced by you in the army’s torture chambers. If Thamilini have had Cancer in the prison why did it take so long to release the documents having her treated in the prison? Or is he telling she had cancer but not treated? If she had cancer why the Old King attempted to force her go for NPC election against CV? Why did she hide it in her book to tell what was her first diagnosis of cancer and who was doctor found it first? Is this man is telling that her EPDP marriage partner married her knowingly that she was a cancer patient? When her mother did come to know about this? What a cruel mistreatment her by this gang? Because of this army commander’s word, now the army has put all hospital records for all the rebels asking for them of what kind of disease the army had been aware of the rebels had. Come on Rapist army, hand over to NPC all the documents of treatments given to all rebels participating in the investigation. This is important for NPC to continue its investigation. Your medical practices on the Rebels is a genocide crime. It has to investigated by foreign experts.
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    Manike, lot of people are selfish and not doing their job if there is no profit. What is the problem if CV does others work as well while others are not doing. Once LTTE told that the crime committed to Tamils will come to south one day and later it came to South. If you do not take action now for the crime committed to surrendered people, they will use south people also as Gene picks soon, all depends on the price. Please support for a through check-up using international professionals. We do not have enough expertise or God fearing professionals in our country (Tamil or Sinhala) – You do not get the right answer from them if the price is right but the professionals in the west normally very loyal to their profession, very difficult to buy them. They are brought up like that. That is why they are ruled us and still ruling us and still we are fighting for a piece of bread. We have to learn from them and change our attitude.
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    Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s initiative to do the medical check up of those so called rehabilated former LTTE cadres should be welcome. The Srilankan govt should have taken such an initiative long time ago with the help of International Red Cross, NGO’s when they were coming out from the camps.
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    Deatails of the so-called ‘rehabilitation’ too should be investigated, recorded and published. This was/is a unique process involving defeated LTTE cadres. Other armies can learn from them.
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    Money is free. So, cheap tribal minister is proposing to spend others money to do the chekc up. Govt or some one should SUE the cheap minister, as an individual, making unsubsstantiated allegations and accusations.
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      Jim Softly Govt or some one should SUE the cheap minister, as an individual, making unsubsstantiated allegations and accusations. (a)He is not making an unsubstantiated allegation as an individual; but in his official capacity as the CM of NPC he is ordering an medical inquiry to establish whether the allegations are unsubstantiated. (b)why cant you be the some one to sue him?
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      Hey Jim Shitty, the CM was a Supreme Court Justice. Even his (human) waste in the morning has more intelligence than the numb nut like you. The Sinhala race is ashamed to have you as one of them. You are not only a disgrace to your own race but the entire human kind. Your production x number of years ago was a complete waste of 30 seconds of copulation, after 30 seconds they were only able to produce a wilder beast.
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      jim softy dimwit “Govt or some one should SUE the cheap minister, as an individual, making unsubsstantiated allegations and accusations.” Who is the best justice to hear the case, Morgan Pieris or Sarath Silva? In this island there is also the possibility of appointing MR and his son Namal both eminent lawyers, to the bench. If you really care about the state finances you could ask father and son to repay what they swindled when both enjoying impunity with all forms of crime towards meeting the expenses you seem to be concerned about.
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    There cannot be smoke without fire. It is a very good move Mr.Wigi. If you could get the assistance from the visiting American medical staff to carry out the medical check ups, it will be worthwhile.
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    Tamil tobacco farmer is manipulating – stupid Tamil voters and to make happy Tribalists who are full of hatred, revenge, disappointment because of their failiure, at Mullaivaikkal, of unbelieveable proportions.
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      Jim Shitty, a lazy fuc$ like you calls the hard working people of this beautiful country tobacco farmers. I will bet you any money, that you amounted to nothing in life while some of the tobacco farmers became doctors, lawyers, engineers, businessmen…………list goes on. A list you will never be part of. You surely are part of the scum of this country after attaining a PhD at the University of Hard Knocks for complete jackasses. The one you called names here became a supreme court justice from a racially oppressed class of people. An achievement you will and can only yearn in your wet dreams in a shi$ filled sarong. You filthy scumbag, your daily feed comes from a douche bag filled dog feces. So go and sit on an iron rod and rotate. Oh wait, you may enjoy that as you are a faggot.
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        Tamil from the North: You kallathonis think, you dalits are big deal.
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          According to WInternational Dalit Solidarity Network,” there is no identity as Dalits in Sri Lanka. What a bullshit you are talking. If you keep repeating there are unicorns in Jaffna, doesn’t mean Jaffna has Unicorns. http://idsn.org/countries/sri-lanka/
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          Jim Shitty, I don’t mean to offend the Sinhala people with the historical evidence but I need to clarify something to a wing nut like you. Your ancestors arrived on a kallathoni chased away from India by the father of the thug and his friends, who later on became Sinhalese of SL.
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            Hahaha Jim Shitty, you ding dong fell right into that eh?? You really made an arse of yourself.
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    On what basis does the CM Wigi say “increasing number of deaths of former cadres”? How many have died since their release and the amounts say every 6 months after the release took place? Is Wigi raising a genuine concern or just rabble rousing to gain attention of the world at large to raise issues of genocide etc.? When wigi speaks like this, it is natural for people in other parts of the country to wag their tongues to say that wigi is raising this type of politically motiviated insinuations so as to gain attention and raising prospects for Northerners to be refugees in the Western World. This definitely is not helpful to build bridges amongst people to foster ethnic and religious harmony.
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      Wingeshwaran’s agenda is clear. To build up an insurmountable hatred between future generations of Sinhalese and Tamils. He is a vicious old man like cobra. Soma
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        somaaasss “Wingeshwaran’s agenda is clear. To build up an insurmountable hatred between future generations of Sinhalese and Tamils.” One does not need others to build up hatred between not just the future generation of Sinhalese and Tamils but the present generation as well when you are doing it single-handedly and splendidly.
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          Comments in reply to mine itself is proof to my contention that contents of this kind makes things difficult to build bridges amongst people. Had Wigi, discreetly called 4 or 5 rehabilitated youth, subjected them to an exhaustive medical examination (of course voluntarily) and established that they were subject to some cruel treatment which would cause death after some years, then he has a point to raise and that must be investigated thoroughly. Mere suspicions and voicing them would only cause a division and if medical checks carried out subsequently results in the negative then there is nothing to investigate and the damage done in terms of amity is irreparable.
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    first of all i think the NPC should publish a full list of the 107 that have dies so far with a brief description of each including tamilini,so that rest of the country knows that this is not something just spewing out from rumour mongers.How thay died,syptoms etc,their ages,comparision with any other recorded deaths in srilanka with other non LTTE people etc should be publicised.
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    In the first place what authority Rajapksha had to release 12,000 hard core terrorists without the approval of the Parliament? The first step in the impending accountability process must be to rearest these LTTE cadres. Soma
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      soma you are indeed an theory idiot who does not understand practical situations.Gota made the right decision on the spot because unnecessary soldiers lives were at stake.He offered amnesty if they surrender and prabhaharan was caught with his jungi down when they surrendered.Furthermore many of them were recently forcibly conscripted recruits in the last 6 months of the war.Also they will be a silent support for the government because they were also given financial assistance to make new life for themselves,whereas their own people ostracised them.
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      somaaaasss “In the first place what authority Rajapksha had to release 12,000 hard core terrorists without the approval of the Parliament? ” Let us contemplate simple stock count A trader who sells expensive computers, had at the beginning of the trading year 10 laptops. – I Through out the year it received delivery of 20 laptops. – II It sold 15 laptops in the year of trading. – III At the end of the year it had a stock count of 12 laptops. IV According to books it should have (I + II – III) = 15 Laptops. Simple logic state the store had lost 3 laptops due to pilferage. Here the new auditor/accountant has a problem. Did the retailer actually have 10 computers at the begining of the year? May be the store had more than what is in the books. Hence in his opinion the store has lost more laptops than what the retailer believes. Again these were figures given to the accountant by the trader. Here the auditor/accountant has no means of confirming the stock reconciliation. The figures I, II, and III were given to him/her by the trader without any supporting evidence.
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      Everybody knows Rajapakse got no brain. T
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    Anton Bala and the Melbourne dr too poisoned. What did the Al army did in Mullaitivu just after the war. according to the international law they should have kept the remains and identity of all bodies and belongings. But they destroyed all of them which it self a war crime. 2nd is erasing the evidence is another war crime. a big contest in Looting and robbing IPkif and sla. Biological warfare with barrel bombs on civillian in 1987 also an obvious war crime. The law experts and UNO or NGOs and the media all over the world failed to voice against these. How one can expect the fairness in this world . Only child recruitment by LTTE is the war crime for all the writers so far. craftily young girls are being killed in NE. The culprits are made to escape as refugees.
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    I reproduce below a study on health problems in US war veterans. This would apply equally to the ex-cadres of the LTTE and ex-soldiers. The Northern Provincial does not have the skills or the resources or the skills to carry out a comprehensive and in-depth study the neighborhood national hospitals come under the central government and are also constrained in many ways. I think this recommendation by Chief Minister Wignewaran is merited and should be welcome. “After the Battle: 7 Health Problems Facing Veterans By Maureen Salamon | November 11, 2010 12:06am ET 143 15 12 10 11 MORE The wounds of war can go far beyond what meets the eye. From mental health issues to pain and illness that persist long after they’ve left the battlefield, veterans face a multitude of health troubles either unique to their service or more frequent among them than the general population. “Folks returning from combat have a constellation of health concerns, including physical issues, psychological issues and psychosocial issues concerning things like work and family,” said Dr. Stephen Hunt, national director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post Deployment Integrative Care Initiative. “This is a population that has unique health care needs that need to be addressed,” added Hunt, who is based in Seattle. “It’s something that really needs to be done by a team. We can’t do it without the collaboration of other providers, and the knowledge and presence of the community.” Some of the most common physical complaints of returning soldiers cannot be classified into a single disorder, Hunt said. They include nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, pain and cognitive disturbances such as memory and concentration problems. “The interesting thing is, we see this after all wars,” he said. “We think it’s a reflection of the duress and intensity of the situation. They’re worn out, hurting and it’s kind of hard to think straight.” Here are seven health conditions confronting veterans: Musculoskeletal injuries and pain Just over half of all veterans’ post-deployment health visits address lingering pain in their backs, necks, knees or shoulders, Hunt said. And according to an August study in the Journal of Pain, about 100,000 veterans of the Gulf War nearly 20 years ago have reported chronic muscle pain. Previous research indicated that regular, sustained exercise can help reduce that pain, which doctors encourage to help avoid disability. Mental health issues While post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among soldiers has been well publicized, other mental woes can also result from the trauma of war. A June study in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found that one in 10 Iraq war vets develop serious mental problems, including violent behavior, depression and alcohol abuse. The study found that PTSD or depression seriously impaired daily functioning in 8.5 percent to 14 percent of these vets. Disabling on its own, PTSD is also linked to the development of physical illnesses for veterans as years pass. Researchers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., reported this year that 54 percent of veterans with PTSD also had sleep apnea, compared with 20 percent of PTSD patients in the general population. PTSD in vets is also associated with a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a June study in Archives of General Psychiatry. Chemical exposure Research by the American Heart Association found that exposure to nerve agents such as sarin — which can trigger convulsions and death on the battlefield— may cause long-term heart damage in Gulf War veterans. The damage can include an enlarged left ventricle, heart rhythm abnormalities or a reduction in the pumping strength of the heart. “Environmental agents and toxic chemicals are very common in combat theaters,” Hunt said, “and we need to watch [these vets] closely.” Infectious diseases As a rule, all military personnel are given routine vaccinations before deployment. Yet veterans suffer disproportionately from certain infections that civilians almost never experience for\\ which vaccines are not available, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They include bacterial infections such as brucellosis, which may persist for years; campylobacter jejuni, which causes abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea; and Coxiella burnetii, which in chronic cases can inflame the heart. Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease caused by the bite of a sand fly native to the Middle East, is a particularly brutal condition veterans experience. Those infected suffer weight loss, fevers, headaches, muscle pain and weakness, anemia, and enlargement of the spleen and liver. It can be fatal if untreated, according to the VA. Noise and vibration exposure Hearing loss and impairment — including persistent ringing and buzzing in the ears — are common effects of harmful noise from gunfire, heavy weapons, noisy engine rooms and aircraft, Hunt said. Additionally, vets who regularly worked with machinery can suffer vibration exposure, which can prompt irreversible lower back pain or numbness and pain in the hands and fingers, according to the VA. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) TBI, often brought on by a blow or jolt to the head, disrupts brain function and has been called the signature wound of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Blast exposures and other combat-related activities put service members at greater risk for sustaining a TBI compared to their civilian counterparts, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Common effects of TBIs include cognitive issues such as shorter attention span, language disabilities, and an inability to process information. Vets can also suffer from lack of motivation, irritability, anxiety and depression, headaches, memory loss and PTSD. “Between 70 and 80 percent of combat deaths are from blast-related exposure,” Hunt said, “and of survivors, 20 percent report that they may have had an event that resulted in a mild concussion. Whether there will be any long-term effects is difficult to ascertain.” Urologic injuries Penetrating injuries to the groin area during battle are often treated only after life-threatening injuries have been dealt with, said Dr. Arthur Smith, a Medical College of Georgia urologist who spoke at the Warrior Health Symposium last month. Injuries to the bladder, ureters, kidneys and genitalia usually require complex surgery, Smith said, but complications often arise because treatment must be put off. Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Traumatized Vets Face Higher Dementia Risk ‘Anti-Gravity’ Treadmill Helps Veterans With Physical Therapy” (This article was provided by MyHealthNewsDaily, a sister site to LiveScience.) If required, external assistance should be sought to carry out this study. The war veterans in Sri Lanka- soldiers and LTTE cadres- could not have survived the war unscarred, in many wars. They need special health and mundane life support. This should be a vital aspect of rehabilitation. Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
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      Dear Dr. Narendran, Thanks for providing information. What is stated are complications from effects of battlefield and unhygenic battlefront situations. This is different from deliberate poisonig of prisoners of war, which is the allegation at present which needs to be investigated. Please read my suggestions to ascertain the truth, which is beyond reach without foriegn expertise and funding. I omitted micro-biological substances which could be adminstered to prisoners of war to cause illnesses, as the symptoms described by released detainees does not correspond.
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        Allergy is a response to an allergen! Dr.RN
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        Dr Gnana S and Dr RN, Thank you for your comments. Let me start by stating that I have nothing against doing a medical check up of the former LTTE cadres. I am actually surprised if the NPC has until now mostly neglected their mental and physical health that surely has special needs. Who claims that there have been mysterious deaths? Who claims that reason of death for these mysterious deaths is “unexplained illnesses”. How common is this reason for the general population of same ages? Have these claims been made by doctors on death certificates? As you must know the general public including Tamil media, politicians and the former cadres themselves very rarely have any relevant medical knowledge. How would the deaths be examined assuming that the bodies have been cremated and no body samples have been kept? I agree with Dr Gnana on the need of foreign funding and examinations abroad for the remaining 12000 former cadres to find out if they have been poisoned or not. The examinations listed by Dr Gnana are often not available in SL and even less at JTH. Since I cannot imagine funding for sending the 12000 abroad I believe that in practice they will be examined at JTH. Even these examinations in my opinion often cannot prove from where possible toxins came from. An injection, food, water, work related?
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      DR RN The issues you have raised are related to war veterans mental and physical health issues as a result of being in the front line in a war atmosphere for a long duration. The issue with the surrendered LTTE veterans is a suspicion that the Sri Lankan army may have been deliberately incapacitated them. But that is very difficult to prove. As the army will argue the symptoms are war syndromes. It appears to me that you are also staking that same line, knowing your allergy to Chief Minister of NPC
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        “But that is very difficult to prove.” ask them why they were given injections and what was in them?
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          shankar: In which century are you living? Medical science has leaped in bounds. Whether the regime has the means and will – that is something to be considered.
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            jansee i agree with you that through medical science we may find out what really happenned,but until that results are out which will take some time a prima facie case can be established by an investigation into who authorised these injections and what for,did a doctor subsequently approve it,were the injections given by a doctor,or even a nurse under supervision of a doctor,were the injections tamperproof,if these were innoculations against communicable diseases,did the army personnell also get it,if not why only these people,were their any instances of anyone contraction any communicable disease,if no why the sudden concern,did all lTTE cadres get injections or only some,if only som on what basis they were selected.So you see jansee plenty of questions for the army to answer satisfactorily in a preliminary inquiry. PS.please not Dr.gnana sankaralingams comment where he had detailed the problems of medical tests.
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    CV and all the Tamils are only asking for a simple medical check-up, why resist idiots are jumping up and down. There is a story, I think most of you knew. Son told thieves that his father is not hiding inside the bush with all his money and jewels. The way you are all jumping force Tamils to suspect that you all knew about this already. If you do not resolve this and other issues quickly, there will be no quick reconciliation or development in this cursed country – We idiots do not know how to live together with our own countrymen and cry that white men ruling us by using divide and rule method. We do not need others to divide us, we are self destructive idiots. Even many Singhalese and Tamils did not change even after migrating to the west and polluting the west with their smelly ideas- it is in our stupid genes.
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    The following is a link to the need for statutes to be passed by the provincial councils to function effectively under the 13 th amendment. The North Western Province has done best in this regard. It is an example for the NPC to follow. From what I have understood the NPC has miserably failed in this regard. Passing these statutes should have been the first steps the NPC should have taken. http://citizenslanka.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Final-Report-of-the-Programme-of-Statute-Formulation30-_1_.pdf Dr.RN
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      Dr RN, Thank you for the link. “From what I have understood the NPC has miserably failed in this regard. Passing these statutes should have been the first steps the NPC should have taken.” I couldn’t agree more with you. Why have they failed to understand the need for the statutes? For some reason NPC has been much more successful in obtaining some what useless statues for their buildings than the necessary statutes.
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      DR.RN, Dankottuwa Manike & other Statue Passers These statues are not worth the paper they are written. Passing statues is not going to give any more authority or power or independence to the NPC. what is required is for NE to merge and devolve full land, economic , fiscal and police power. The merged NE can then call for foreign direct investment. Currently all foreign financing have to be channelled through the Central Govt. All major foreign investments are going to the South and Colombo These are all lame duck statues to hood wink Nisha Biswal the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and other the International Communities So tell me NPC pass the statues and what happens next? levy punitive tax on the poor peasants to raise finance for development!!!!
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        Rajash – You are an absolute donkey Talk about the responsibilities vested on the elected members who are paid to do their job. Instead, you are raising issues that are not relevant and are for the future. Your immaturity and idiocy are exposed so well in your comments and this is what plaguing the very society you are a member.
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          you cant look at the big picture
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            Ajith ‘similarly, Tamils and International community accused Srilanka violated human rights and committed war crimes. These should be investigated’. Yes. Army committed HR violations and must be investigated. Didn’t LTTE commit war crimes? Fighting a loosing war itself is war crimes leave aside using its own people as fodder.
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              Yes LTTE committed war crimes. Srilanka state committed war crimes. Both should be investigated. That is what UN HR council resolution asked for investigation with international participation. when you say “using its own people as fodder is also applicable to Srilankan state. You should note that Srilankan state should not be equal to Sinhala state.
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        Rajash, “The merged NE can then call for foreign direct investment. Currently all foreign financing have to be channelled through the Central Govt.” Why would it be any different for a merged NE? Would a merged NE by default receive a status (independence?) that other provinces do not have? Why and how? Read the Constitution. “All major foreign investments are going to the South and Colombo” Yes and not only FDI. It is basically only the government that is trying to develop NP but in my opinion mostly in the wrong way. I hope that you have seen that Governor Cooray is inviting investment to NP. Tamil politicians have also done this but lacking the pragmatic approach of Cooray.
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    Wigneswaran’s total incompetency has been exposed after he became CM. Even Sampanthan, who was his original supporter, has got sick of him. So he is uttering incendiary statements meant to stoke communal hatred and blames the ‘Sinhala’ gov in the south to cover his inadequacy as CM. Funding for mandated provincial gov activities have been allocated for many years by the ‘Sinhala’ gov. These funds are being returned back to the treasury. Wiggy should realize that wearing a Pottu & Veti when he is in Jaffna, & blaming the Sinhalese is not going to solve the problems in the North. The same ruse has been used in the past, by many part time Jaffna polticos, who have used political positions to enjoy the good life in Colombo, send their children to good schools & marry good looking Sinhalese girls
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    What ever it is the mortality and morbidity is very high among the rehabilitated carders. There thousands of doctors In Sri lanka . Have they taken the Hypocritis oath. Or do they know about it or heard about it. Every doctor as medical student study epidemiology. Why are they not applying what they have studied. Isn’t it an omission? That is the medical profession IN SL. The medical profession should have duty to to attend when there is a situation arise. But SL medical profession is showing a blind eye. When there is a need the members of the profession should honestly respond to it. the need may be either individual based or community based or a group of people based. With what motive the rehabilitation was conducted. No one spoke about the aim and goal of the rehabilitation of former LTTE carders. 12000 youngsters perishing after rehab is actual genocide . In fact most of them are youngsters forcibly recruited during the last phase of the war. They have nothing to do with terrorism. Request The countries, and people with fair mind to take over these youngster and provide them refuge and honest rehabilitation.
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      Pacs what can the medical profession do. Remember the two doctors who were forced to lie to the world in front of TV and international press stage managed by Gota and the army?. Even now Sri Lankan doctors are afraid to make any true diagnosis that may implicate the army or the government. That is why NPC CM is calling for a neutral medical body to carry out the tests on the ex LTTE carders
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    Most of the above are diversionary tactics.
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    DR.RN; Lone Wolf;et el Are you all confusing statutes with statues as in Buddha Statues cropping up all over NE for which MPC has not passed any statute approving it.?
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      Let us have tokens/ symbols of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Chritianity planted wherever we can imagine – mountain tops, bottoms of trees, fish markets, near butchered, near public toilets, road junctions, beaches, valleys, bridges. Etc., Etc.,- to our hearts content, if they will influence us to become compassionate to others and respectful of what is right, Dharma, Halal and Aram, in our words, deeds and thoughts! Unfortunately, the more we display these symbols, the less human we are. Dr.RN
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    correction …for which NPC has not passed any statute ….
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    Rajesh what can I do if some one slit your throat in front of me?
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      Pacs “Rajesh what can I do if some one slit your throat in front of me? ” well that depends on the circumstances (a)if you gave the orders – you will be sitting with a glass of arrack and enjoying (b)if you happen to pass by and you are helpless you will run as fast as you can (c)if you feel you can take on the throat slitter you may challenge him
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    RN The morbidity and mortality incidents should be the same among those who were in Vanni the general population and the former militants. As the battle was concentrated in a very small area the general population and the militants were exposed to same amount of explosions and firing. If the incidence and prevalence differ between the general population and the former militant groups then there is some thing to investigate.
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      Packs, You are wrong. The cadres were a select group of men, women, boys and girls, who were specially trained for combat, in the use of weapons, for regimented life, life on the edge, life on the run and extreme privations when at war. They were emotionally in a highly strung state, killed and ready to die. They were trained to become brutes in the battle fields and while on combat missions.They may have been in same area as the civilians, but both are not comparable samples of the same population. Dr.RN
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      Pacs, “The morbidity and mortality incidents should be the same among those who were in Vanni the general population and the former militants. As the battle was concentrated in a very small area the general population and the militants were exposed to same amount of explosions and firing.” I don’t think that it is as simple as you apparently do. The time of exposure is not going to be the same for the general population and the former cadres who might have had involved in battles and hard life during decades. The social and educational back ground of the cadres and the general population is not the same. Many cadres are not from the Vanni. Different physical and mental problems are bound to be more common among the cadres and will cause early death. “If the incidence and prevalence differ between the general population and the former militant groups then there is some thing to investigate.” These claims should be investigated. To my best knowledge the original claim has been made by a member of NPC who is highly likely to be totally unable to understand medicine and statistics. In addition a certain former MP appears to promote this claim to receive publicity and he also is not qualified to make any statement on this.
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    RN and Lone Wolf You have not read it well “In fact most of them are youngsters forcibly recruited during the last phase of the war”
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      Pacs, In my humble opinion too little information has been provided to the public on the claim of cadres poisoned while being rehabilitated. I repeat my question on how the NPC will be able to investigate deaths of cadres assuming that their bodies have been cremated and samples of the bodies have not been kept. Going through medical records is unlikely to reveal new facts. The medical records of the cadres that have died are confidential and if they have been obtained by politicians or other outsiders without the consent of their families there has been a breach of confidentiality. The medical records of the 12000 rehabilitated cadres are also confidential. Outsiders should not have access to them without consent and this, of course, includes politicians and media. I don’t believe that the NPC can investigate the “mysterious deaths” due to the reasons I gave provided above. The decision to investigate whether the 12000 cadres alive have been poisoned is impossible to implement with existing resources. I welcome any professional investigations and especially any attention to the status of health of the former cadres. Unfortunately this case is likely to be yet another attempt of some politicians to gather attention without having any real practical goal.

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