20 July, 2019

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Of “War Heroes” And War Crimes

By Emil van der Poorten –

Emil van der Poorten

Even the fact that it is our totally discredited President who continues to mouth a litany of unbelievable nonsense doesn’t seem to discredit it.

I speak here of his consistently defending Sri Lanka’s security forces against any allegation of so much as “unacceptable conduct” by them during the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE/Tamil Tigers).

So much as a mention of anything resembling less than pristine conduct by a security force of half a million (the same as the Russian army in numbers, as I shall never tire of repeating) brings forth a platitudinous torrent from this man whose experience of combat was his participation in the abortive 1971 “Che Guevara” insurrection for which he was incarcerated until his father “pulled the strings” that enabled his release.

In fact, if he had anything other than total amnesia, he should remember the brutality displayed, particularly by the Sri Lanka police who were given carte blanche by Mrs. Bandaranaike to quell that very rebellion, with bodies floating down rivers, being burned above Trinity College’s Asgiriya playing field, and hotel beaches near where the Maha Oya enters the sea being cleared of dead bodies first thing in the morning so that tourists wouldn’t see the “decorations.” He was part of that insurrection and it was his fellow-combatants who were massacred.

That there are in any grouping of people anti-social elements is something beyond argument. To swear up and down that nothing untoward happens within those groups is absolute piffle. Also, very important, this blanket benediction that our President seeks to give everyone in uniform does a very serious disservice to those who discharged their duties within the Geneva Convention and were, in fact, genuine heroes.

In our own neighbourhood, three of the most reprehensible “colonists” that no one would allow in their compounds, leave alone into their homes, enlisted, were given training in the use of sophisticated combat weapons and proceeded to desert, were arrested and proceeded to repeat the same pattern of behaviour.  One  of these individuals is currently confined to an institution reserved for the mentally ill, prior to which he regularly assaulted the mother who supported him so severely and regularly that she is incapable of maintaining anything resembling a stable relationship with her friends or family.

Some of the others in that same community have a reputation of being the biggest thieves and parasites around.

To rank people like those I’ve just described with others who served honourably and bravely is nothing less than criminal when, in the court of world opinion there is a general tendency to throw the baby out with the bathwater once serious flaws are found in any statement, particularly from a head of state.

I have recently had the privilege of reading the first volume of Ben Bavinck’s memoirs of the conflict with the Tigers as well as a collection of interviews of combatants and others edited to form, “They were just like us.” While the two books cover, in whole or part, the most violent portion of Sri Lanka’s recent history, they prove, if proof be needed, that there is an ample store of “good guys” and “bad guys” on both sides of any conflict.

To seek to over-simplify the war with the Tigers, or any other conflict, particularly the two youth uprisings – one in 1971 and the other in the late 1980’s – is stupid and the results can be nothing short, insofar as this particular issue is concerned, of counter-productive.

Bavinck’s book, particularly given the fact that he was meticulous in his efforts to play the part he was designated for – delivering relief supplies to beleaguered communities – is chilling in its descriptions of gratuitous cruelty, the most terrorist of acts while still giving credit to those, particularly in Sri Lanka’s combat units who were humane and even kind to those perceived as “the enemy” or part thereof.

“They were just like us” tends to ramble and display a certain lack of focus but, nevertheless, provides an overall sense of the disorganization prevailing, juxtaposing it against the gratuitous cruelty leading to acts deliberately intended to sow terror in “the other,” such acts displayed by all and sundry in the conflict – security forces, Tigers, other Tamil separatist groups, the Indian Peace-Keeping force, Muslim militias and others.

What comes to any mind with even a pretense to civilized and humane behaviour is the total lack of acceptability of some of the conduct of the kind observed and described in the two books.

To not only deny the fact that unspeakable acts were committed during our better-than-quarter-century conflict is bad enough, but to abuse and denigrate people with a documented record of defending human rights under the riskiest of circumstances – such as South African Yasmin Sooka – is disgraceful, to put it mildly.

Let me close with what is going to be the most provocative sentence in this essay: an inquiry into and judgement of the conduct of all those involved in our conflict will only be valid and credible if conducted by an international panel of jurists without connections of any description to those who were involved in that conflict.

“One swallow doth not a summer make” and the fact that a senior part of our judiciary prevented the re-imposition of Fascism on this country at the time of Sirisena’s effort to establish the “fake government” does not provide validity for the constant cry for a “local” inquiry into the events that ended with the holocaust at Nanthikadal.

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    So what does this man trying to say?

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      sach:
      Perhaps, reverting to an English primer might provide some help in your efforts to comprehend simple English

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        Emil van der Poorten: hahahahaha bloody good answer Emil.

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          If one is realistic …….. unfortunately war-crimes/criminals will never be punished. The majority Sinhalese won’t allow it. Any Sinhalese leader who attempts will be hounded out of power.

          What is realistically possible is a truth and reconciliation process ……. a la South Africa.

          To bury the ghosts of the past, cleanse the soul of the nation ……. and for the nation to move forward.

          As long as a constituent part of citizens of the nation, the Tamils, feel “hard done by” in their hearts no amount of “material development” or other “bribes” will put it to rest.

          But the greater truth unseen is …….. the effect the war-crimes have on the Sinhalese themselves; even on the greatest supporters of the “war-heroes” …….. the pricking of their subconscious mind ……. that they don’t realise

          And this contributes to some of the malice ……… in the country …….. the subconscious attempts at justification.

          “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” :))

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            Dear Nimal F, your suggestion for a truth and reconciliation commission is a good one but it is a non starter. In South Africa it was established after justice was meted out to the blacks. In Sri Lanka justice has not been meted and whether that will be on any day is doubtful. In South Africa both perpetrators and victims were Christians. Confession and repentance is a Christian concept which is not found in others. Some Buddhists and Hindus will do that but Muslims will never especially when the crime is committed on non-Muslims. Sri Lanka will never hold as inquiry on war crimes committed by their forces on Tamils. If they have not punished their soldiers who committed crime as part of UN troops in Haiti, no one can expect it to happen to what was done in Sri Lanka. Only way to escape war crime punishment is to co-operate with international community in granting justice to Tamils. As Indonesia and Sudan cooperated with international community to grant justice to east Timorese and South Sudanese respectively they were allowed to escape from war crime punishment. Sri Lanka has also been given that leverage, but are refusing to move forward to accommodate international community suggestion of sharing power and territory with Tamils within Sri Lanka acceptable to Tamils. They think that they can continue to hoodwink the world for ever, bringing China in to buffer international pressure especially that of India. Very soon there will be decisive intervention to settle the matter especially if Mahinda gets power back.

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              “They think that they can continue to hoodwink the world for ever, bringing China in to buffer international pressure especially that of India.”
              This is frivolous.
              India exerting pressure on Sri Lanka in war crime issues? It has done its best to soften the blow when the US wanted to be tough on MR.
              China needs not be brought in. It has always sided with Sri Lanka against external pressures, whoever was in power here.
              *
              “Very soon there will be decisive intervention to settle the matter especially if Mahinda gets power back.”
              Have you come across these lines by Eduardo Galeano:
              “Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on them– will rain down in buckets. “
              Keep dreaming.
              *
              The US has now staged a coup in Venezuela for the second time this century. It will fail again.
              This country will be pushed further from the US and its allies if the US tries a ‘regime change’.

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          To be more accurate the second last line should read …….

          And this contributes to some of the malice ……… in the country …….. the effect of conscious attempts at justification has on the subconscious mind. :))

    • 11
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      Sach, he is not trying to say. He has indeed said and what he said makes perfect sense except to a few bigots.

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      Sach: This question you are asking (including its wording) says everything about you!

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      @sachoooooo, please repeat after me………….A for apple, B for boy, C for cat, D for dog………………………V for Village, I for Idiot, L for Like and M for Me.

      There you go, slow learning for the mentally infirm.

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      This man is trying to put in words to remind us war crimes ….
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFw-yzt6kKM&feature=youtu.be

      Thanks to this Sinhalese journalist Bashana Abeywardane who helped in the production of this video.

    • 0
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      slowly, slowly, catchee, Gota.

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      Ah well, he likes to write in code and baffle the natives. ..typical.

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    CT does not like writing comments to this CRAP and they hide it saying the COMMENT Publication policy.

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      JD:
      Your “comments” must really be low and abusive for CT to find them too abusive to publish. I know it must be next to impossible for such as you, but why don’t you try crawling out from under that rock a pseudonym you use and try to enter the civilized world?

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        Aye, aye, Emil.
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        These anonymous cowards make the nastiest comments.

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    I am yet to come across a Sinhalese who want a fair inquiry into alleged war crimes committed by Security forces. While some want a fake inquiry to pin the blame on a few and cover up the matter to please the international community, the rest are totally against apportioning blame on their security forces. We hear ICC moving in to initiate inquiry into crimes against humanity committed by some African country leaders, I do not know why that rule is not being followed for Sri Lanka criminals. UNHRC is to take up this matter in March, and Sri Lanka government which promised an impartial inquiry in 2015 and asked for further two years in 2017 will come up with some excuse for not keeping the pledge. It is time ICC acts decisively to call the bluff and deliver justice to Tamil victims.

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      is Hindia not covering SL State?

      Impartial inquiry means Hindia will be corralled. No?

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      Fire fought with fire equally brutal…. Game over ..Start afresh

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        If water was used to douse fire, no one will complain. But here fire was fought with acid leading to unacceptable destruction of lives and property. This is why people who resorted to this practice have to be brought to book. Let us start a fresh. Get rid of those criminals out the areas of conflict because they say that out of sight is out of mind. Without that there will never be a fresh start as crimes are being continued.

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      Dear Gnana,
      Did you mean you have not come face to face a single sinhalese who want a fair inquiry into alleged war crimes? Or did you mean sinhala politicians? If you had said a majority of sinhala or a vast majority of sinhalas, I would have agreed but there are many sinhalas (may not be in power) who voice support for such an inquiry including yours truly. So, I would have been more careful before lumping every sinhala together.
      ABM

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        The fact that you are saying that without disclosing your name shows that you are not honest. Why fear for speaking out to deliver justice. Those Sinhalese who want a fair inquiry on war crimes committed by Sri Lanka security forces must come out in the open and agitate for it, without which it will be taken that they are not in favour.

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          Gnana, now you are moving the goal posts.
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          You certainly know my name, and I’m in Sri Lanka, all the time, unlike you, Gnana.
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          In fact, you once scoffed at me for having no “international experience”.
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          You will never be satisfied, will you? You will next ask me to spend the rest of my life agitating, I guess.

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          Gnana,
          People do write using pseudo names all the time including journalists (remember the most respected Taraki?) for various reasons. They have a right to do so. I think you should argue my point without attacking me personally for using a pseudo name. Some people, especially those who live in Sri Lanka, still fear for their lives. During the LTTE dominance in the north, I am sure a lot of Tamils opposed their tactics, but did not protest in fear of their lives and the lives of their families. I am sure you know at least few of them. The rank and file cannot deliver justice. They look up to people with power to do that and that is why they elected a new president to in 2015 but alas he has become the biggest crook.
          I reiterate my point again that you should not lump all the sinhala people together as opposed to a war crime investigation. If you dig deep enough in here at CT, you will find that some sinhala writers have come out supporting such an investigation.

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      Do you really think that your statement is accurate, Gnana?
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      I’d like to see something more than a “fake inquiry”, but I hope that you will recognise that actual punishment is going to be difficult.
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      I don’t wish it to please the “international community”.

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    Before you air your esteemed views, list the so-called crimes committed by the forces, and prove them. Listening to ltte losers’ fake claims and writing so-called “articles” will not help.

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      jslal:
      Your use of a pseudonym might help conceal your identity but it certainly fails to do that for your lack of comprehension of basic English and/or a monumental intellectual dishonesty.

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      Someone please make a list of crimes committed by some of the forces and give it to jslal who has just woken up after years of slumber!.

  • 11
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    Thank you Mr. Emil Van Der Poorten

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    EvdP: There is nothing contentious or provocative in your penultimate paragraph. It is a fact that our politicians, the judiciary, and the Armed Forces are interlocked in a incestuous tangle that will make it impossible to have an unbiased and impartial examination of the events that took place over the the many years of the conflict, and the visceral bloodletting that characterised the last four years until the Great Liberator strutted around affecting claims to deification.

    Mind you, any semblance of foreign involvement in an inquiry, and the consequences that should subsequently follow, will result in the mother of all fire storms, and civil disobedience on an unprecedented scale.

    Impasse, anyone!

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    Emil van der Poorten

    Thanks for the article.
    Anyone who questions the integrity and conduct of the police and armed forces automatically denounced as being, …….. with many names.

    Let’s count how many smart ass patriots start calling you names.
    The more people call you names the deeper the problems seem to be.

    I see Retarded, Eagle Blind Eye, Ravi Perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela, Tisass, Cpampikass, sach the stupid, somass, …………………………………….. are in the queue.

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    Emil van der Poorten. You haven’t minced words. Bravo!
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    On the subject of the judiciary conducting impartially, it also must be noted that the judiciary was ruling on a political subterfuge orchestrated by the president against the prime minister, both from the same community to which the judges belonged.

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    [Edited out]
    =
    He starts by abusing the country’s president as ‘totally discredited’ for his honourable and consistent defending of Sri Lanka’s war heroes against false allegations of the international Zionist brigade whose objective is to hold Sri Lanka at the UN to deflect global criticism of their murders of Palestinian women and chidren carried out with the support of American Zionist (non)-Christian fools. Of course he is part of the same mafia, operating from within Sri Lankan borders.
    =
    Pooton next cites the cases of three of the most reprehensible “colonists” in ‘his own’ neighbourhood. Presuming he is not talking of the port of Antwerp, and he has no ‘own neighbourhood’ in Sri Lanka. By referring to presumably local Sri Lankans as ‘colonist’s he shows his dishonesty and thievery typical of this unprincipled man.
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    Then he cites a diary written by the dead missionaryBenjamin Bavinck (in fact a Jew), who worked under cover as a teacher at Jaffna College since 1954 until 1972, and returned at the peak of the war in 1988 under cover as a worker attached to unspecified Protestant Churches. [edited out]

    Pootone comes to his point at the end of his column by calling for ‘an inquiry into and judgement of the conduct of the army’ by an ‘international panel of jurists’. He stands fully condemned for this conspiratorial proposal, and deserves a jail term for this treacherous proposal.
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    If he is sincere about war crimes, he should start with demanding UN action against Portuguese massacres of civilians at Balana, Randenigala and Gannoruwa following their annihilation by brave Sri Lankan forces, Dutch massacres at Jaffna, Mannar, Galle, Badeegama and other places and the heinous 1818 massacre of Uva-Wellassa by the cowardly British subhumans.
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    But he has no decency in him to do anything like that.

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      T. Devendra:
      You certainly continue to live up to your (self)-established reputation for racist claptrap. You have a terminal inability to differentiate between the kind of propaganda you seek to disseminate and COMPLETE historical fact.
      What a shame that we can’t bring back those idyllic times when peasants built tanks while their kings looked on and the nobility couldn’t wait to collect the grain that the tenant farmers got off the fields. Remember ande? Were your ancestors part of the “gentry” that benefited from this organization of society?
      We won’t mention the odd woman who was forced, by her monarch, to pound her child in a mortar!
      Thanks, also for reminding readers that there was a United Nations during several centuries past, presumably set up by Sri Lankan monarchs, to look after the rights of the great unwashed.
      You’d be funny if you weren’t so viciously stupid.

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        [edited out]
        the 1815 deception was built on lies about the cruelty of Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe as we all know. But if our ancient kings were so brutal and bad, how were great cities like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy were built and tanks that beat oceans, like the Senanayake Samudraya and the great dagoba led by Ruwanweliseya built? Through slavery like the original colonisers first suggested? [edited out]-
        Colonialism was based on , and continues on lies, murder and stealing. These lies are exposed every day.
        -[edited out]

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          T. Devendra:
          Anything that you don’t agree with, particularly if based on documented history, is fabrication! Incidentally, I didn’t know a Sinhala king built Senanayake Samudraya or do you define D. S. Senanayake as a “king.”
          This discussion, despite your efforts to deliberately distort what has been said, is not about the “superiority” or “inferiority” of some person or system. It is about the most basic human right – the right to life. But then what would wingnuts know about such concepts?

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              T. Devendra

              Brilliant this time around.
              Thanks

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                Arle must be getting totally confused by the rate Emil Pooton and Native Vedda are changing identities in the dark.

                Oh, but Emil’s short antenna is a give away, isn’t it.

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                  LOL!

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                    Retarded….:
                    Not you again? What’s happened to your caddying for (Jewish) millionaires in Ontario. Were you found to be incompetent at that job too?

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                      Emil van der Poorten

                      Retarded’s lifelong ambition is to work as the only spit polish boy to Shavendra Silva.

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      T. Devendra:
      YOU lack the “decency” to tell the truth, DELIBERATELY LYING when you say I demanded, ” ‘an inquiry into and judgement of the conduct of the army’ by an ‘international panel of jurists.’ I did nothing of the kind. My words were “an inquiry into and judgement of the conduct of all those involved in our conflict.”
      Incidentally, I am not in the business of tracing people’s genealogies as you appear to have with Mr. Bavinck’s which shows, if specificity be needed, that the common term used for illegitimacy could justifiably be attached to you.
      If proof be needed that Sri Lanka contains some LGCs (Lowest of God’s Creations) …….

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    Thank you Emil. Look after yourself.
    Sach kind of people – may be they can start to read from here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka%27s_Killing_Fields or articles and videos from here https://www.srilankacampaign.org/

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    “At the 34th session, and following “limited progress” on transitional justice by the government of Sri Lanka (according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), the Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 34/1. Its effect was to renew the outstanding commitments contained within Resolution 30/1. It also extended for a further two years the monitoring mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a request for a written update to the Council at its 37th Session (March 2018) as well as a comprehensive report at its 40th Session (March 2019).” https://www.srilankacampaign.org/take-action/keep-the-promise/

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    Thank you Emil, another great piece. I cannot agree more with your provocative last para ! Well said !!

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    Agreed EVP.
    Nanthikadal is different from the OCT:26th fiasco of Sirisena where our Supreme Court unanimously asked Sirisena and MaRa to go to hell!
    Only an International panel of Jurists can do Justice to the events leading to Nanthkadal by both sides to the conflict.
    I do not see anything provocative.Perhaps those involved in War Crimes may think that they are War-Heroes,as certified by the Head of State himself!

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    Emil van der Poorten,

    Thank you, you hit the nail on the head:

    Sri Lankan state and its agents have shown scant respect for the rule of law, be it local or international.

    For Tamils the rule of law slipped from 1956 onward to its climax in Nanthikkadal. For the Sinhalese youth it started in 1971 and then in the latter part of the Eighties. For Muslims, it is off and on but several times in the last 70 years.

    One writer even talks about the “heritage of democracy in Sri Lanka” – it’s mere hypocrisy if one looks at all these blood letting that has happened in Sri Lanka with impunity.

    But I cannot think of anybody being punished for these atrocities yet. So much for democracy and a 2500-year old civilization.

    International investigation is a must if justice is to be served to all victims, and stop the impunity for the state’s agents in the future.

    Otherwise Sri Lanka is doomed to repeat the past 70 years.

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    Dear Emil Thank you.

    Many Nations with millions more problems have avoided the ‘current status’ we are in a long time ago through non egoist thinking.

    We dwelled on every singly misery/hurdle/challenging scenario since inception/independence as a Nation to get here.

    Each time we applied our ‘intelligence’ to come up with a solution (half glass empty stupidity) to solve the very problem “we created’ last time around amongst ourselfs next one always topped the earlier in ‘destructive’ capability/nature.

    The issues that needed addressing/understanding/overcoming with regard to race/religion/language/cast/class prejudices (‘intelligent societies have shed these a long time ago) continued to be used by the Minority (elite Tamil and Sinhala colonial heritage) against the Majority Tamil and Sinhala masses the Mother Lankan children.

    This minority with their sponsors from the ‘independent’ and the ‘free’ world/neighbours have used our children to ‘up’ the stakes from 1970 onwards…

    Justice is when we know what is in the interest of the living and future generations too and not always about the dead……………..because we still do not know why we having more and more dead in our problem solving cycle/methodology yet……..

    We do not even know how to mourn the dead to date……….the sign of real lost mind………when the norm says we should get together as no one??? No more dirty washing in public……

    No one left to cast the first stone anymore in our Country I know for sure because I come from Vaduukottai.

    JVP/TNA in the parliament and the GOSL can educate each other once they reach a common understanding they can let us know what took place in the final days of the war????? for that we do not need ‘foreign’ involvement that created the war in the first place??.

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    Being a Dutchman does Emil van der Puten has a right to question Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?

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      Full Monty

      Emil’s dutch ancestry is assumed because of his last name, van der Puten but I am sure he & his parents (& grand parents as well) were all born in Sri Lanka, which makes him Sri Lankan. Would you say that millions of Fernandos, de Silvas, etc. etc. who have Spanish, Portuguese or other foreign names (& possibly even blood) also have no right to question SL’s sovereignty?

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      Full Monty:
      While I am glad I don’t subscribe to your dress code I have to admit that “Dutch” is not among my dual citizenship, nor, to my knowledge was it that of ANY of my forebears.
      If you want to indulge your penchant for racism, why don’t you, at least, get your facts straight?

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        Yes we know, Its Belgiq! Shipped from Antwerp according to Mr T. Devendra.

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          Ha ha ha……

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      Full Monty

      “Being a Dutchman does Emil van der Puten has a right to question Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?”

      Before you question Emil van der Poorten could you let us know what you mean by Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.

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    War “Crimes” are an essential part of the War Victory. It is a reminder to any monkey about what can happen to them too if they try to mess with the superiors.

    After all, what is the use of a Victory without any trophies to go along with it.

    All the inferior buggers can crow all they want, but the Tamils were asking for this since the 1950s. And they got it in 2009 even though one could say that justice was delayed a bit.

    This should serve as a warning to every monkey who is stashing weapons in Puttlam or defacing Buddha statues in Mawanella that the next Sinhalese uprising is just around the corner.

    The Lion is hungry for it’s next kill and it is going to be brutal once again.

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      The Retarded One:
      Bravery from afar and from under the umbrellas of the rich and infamous of Ontario golf courses, though it must be tough to stooge to golfers when it is -50C!
      Haven’t you given up yet on your efforts to enter the ranks of the civilized on the pages of CT? Some people never learn, but then how can they when they are idiots!

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    These meant-to-be insults like ‘retarded’, ‘golf caddie’ and other name calling shows deficiencies of manhood of the low-life who throws them at people questioning his abuse of Sinhala Buddhism out of vested interests.

    Boo to you Lansi.

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      Short Antenna:
      Having a short antenna is one thing but being so short of anything resembling intelligence and then proceeding to display the fact (even under the pseudonym) is beyond words.

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        No prize for coming second, you dishonest buffoon.

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          LOL!!

          You know what, the Grammar Policeman from the cockroach community cannot get to you and I.

          But he readily enforces his Grammar laws on others in this forum who makes the slightest grammatical error.

          What a bankrupt and dishonest cockroach.

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      Short Antenna,

      Don’t expect any form of decency from a Lansiya. Those scoundrels were called cockroaches not for nothing. They and their Bawdy women were banished from the Island because if left alone the parasite would have been uncontrollable.

      Sri Lanka are much off without them and their dirty habits. Public durnkardness, prostitution, incest to name a few.

      For one thing you’ve got to praise the Tamils. They have strong cultural norms and traditions handed down to them over generations.

      What have these parasites got? Nothing except complete vulgarity. It is shown clearly here too.

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    Ah well, he likes to write in code and baffle the natives. ..typical.

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    Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,

    Is this your real name? You should not let yourself turn into a shameful racist! Lansi means no caste as are the colonial mixtures. It is of good and higher evolution to have no caste. But those vices that you speak of, belong to other communities as well. Other communities are not quite open, and tend to sweep their skeletons in the closet, under the rug. They use culture to whitewash their vices. Lansiyas, being Christian, see vices as something that god will forgive. In the end, they are more innocent, forgiving and possesses a more easy spirit. They follow the Western progressive cultures more than the other communities. In previous centuries, they followed the Victorian culture, and also taught the locals a more closeted way of behaving. One thing is certain- Lansis generally smell fresh and clean.

    As per cockroach, I am not too sure of what that means. Is it the Lansis who have some African blood that is name-called? Giving slurs to people of a darker colour is so wrong. Just remember that Africans are the master-race; the race that is the purest of humankind genes. Also remember that our Sinhalese and Tamils do not look very different from the African. When light-skinned colonist mixtures mixed with Africans, their complexions changed quite a bit. But when Sinhalese and Tamils mixed with Africans, they remained almost the same.

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    Emil,
    I only read your article tonight. Excellent article. Thank you. It is 10 years since the last phase of the war killed many and more disabled physically and emotionally for life and 300,000 plus displaced. Not all of them were herded into concentration camp and many escaped. Many were raped.

    The last month of the war was brutal and many crimes were committed and the two weeks before May 19 was when mass execution and individual execution of those who were surrender and those civilians herded in barbed wire coral and shelled. UNHRC resolution was based on verified evidence. It is available. As Emil said international jurist should be part of the investigating team. Sri Lanka need to convince that it conducted a fair legal process and tried the perpetrators justly.

    The President and the PM should get together and begin the process instead of publicly saying there will not be an inquiry. They both can agree to begin the prosecution of the person who killed Balachandran, a 12 year old boy sitting in the bunker. And who gave the order to shoot? Which Sri Lankan, lay or Buddhist will oppose it? Balachandran was a civilian child. What did he do wrong?

    Unless prosecution with international Jurists start in March UNHRC is sure to declare Universal Jurisdiction from the then Head of State and Commander in Chief and down the line of those who were in Command on the ground.

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