24 September, 2018

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OMP Legislation Is Important Step In Achieving Accountability And Reconciliation: GTF

While welcoming the passing of the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) Bill by Parliament, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) says that the legislation is an important first step towards achieving accountability, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Rev. S.J. Emmanuel - Charman - GTF

Rev. S.J. Emmanuel – Charman – GTF

“We commend the leadership shown by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government in taking this initiative, which, if effectively implemented, could help thousands of families to trace and investigate about their missing loved ones and provide redress in their search for truth and justice,” GTF said in a statement.

GTF also said that they are heartened by the fact that the Bill received the support of the broad ruling coalition of the UNP and the SLFP, and the key opposition parties of the TNA and the JVP. “We hope that such unified approach will continue in the future as steps are taken to address long-standing Tamil concerns relating to war time accountability, political resolution and reconciliation,” the statement said.

“Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who strongly championed the OMP legislation in the Parliament stated that time is right for ‘righting the wrongs of 68 years’ and ‘to commence the healing process,….to come to terms with the tragedies of the past,….and to pave the way for the future.’ GTF agrees with the sentiments expressed by the Foreign Minister and appreciates his candid lead on this matter,” the statement said.

Enforced disappearance has been a blight in the Sri Lankan politics and military establishment for a long time with severe adverse impact on all communities. The Tamil community has paid a heavy price during the civil war that lasted for more than 26 years with the disappearances of tens of thousands of people. The most urgent need is to address the plight of those families who still don’t know the fate of their loved ones and have been waiting for several years for truth, justice and closure.

“We recognise that the permanent independent body to be established under the OMP Bill is only the first such mechanism of a four-pillared structure for truth-seeking and justice, and that the Sri Lankan government is yet to take concrete steps to implement the crucial commitments made to the UNHRC regarding setting up of judicial processes with credible international participation,” GTF said.

The GTF called upon the Sri Lankan government to build on this momentum and take other essential steps for reconciliation, which includes the setting up the special courts and procedures that would have the trust of all concerned, particularly the overwhelming number of victims from the Tamil community and their families, prior to the March 2017 UNHRC session; normalisation of all aspects of civilian life in the Northern and Eastern Provinces; and a constitutional settlement of the long-standing political grievances of the Tamil people. GTF is committed to doing all it can to support such initiatives to make Sri Lanka’s transition a long term reality of peace, justice, political power-sharing and prosperity for all its peoples.

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    In North America and Australasia millions of Aboriginal people killed and thousands disappeared. Physical and psychological torture, enforced separations from their family members, enforced disappearance and even death. Most importantly, this phenomenon has been manifested not only during the British colonization, but also in the present. However, nothing has been done to bring justice to those people. Because, when a white man does evil things; it is justifiable.

    Diaspora leaders think that passing the missing persons bill is a good idea, because the West thinks so. I just cant believe how easily foolish leaders get media publicity in South Asia. No wonder why South Asians haven’t got a medal at the Olympics in Brazil. South Asia has more population than China, but it couldn’t get a gold medal in London Olympics in 2012. South Asians breed stupidity, not knowledge or talents. I see the same ideology among Ranil, Mangala and diaspora leaders. We have to be extra vigilant to make sure that Sri Lanka is safe and moving forward.

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      “No wonder why South Asians haven’t got a medal at the Olympics in Brazil.”

      Have you got a medal? No

      So according to what you have written, you are stupid. But you calaim you are a smart fellow!!

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        Antany Peter always writes that he is smart. But everybody knows a smart person never go around and tell everybody ‘look at me, I am smart.’

        But you have to admit that his writings are really entertaining. His notion that ‘US and Uk killed people in other countries, so why cant Sinhalese kill Tamils’ is getting boring as its too repetitive. I hope the entertainer, Antany Peter, changes his comedy script soon.

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          In my comment I never said anything about myself. But you are talking about my cleverness. I am glad, because you are getting into reality….

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            the thief said to the jokerman??
            the regular yes /no; yes sir 3 bags full…yes /no. GO AWAY.
            how clever i am.
            ANGODA Pass the mountain of dirt at hiruknickers electorate.

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            Finally you admit that I am in the reality zone. Hopefully you will be able to come out your fantasy world, surrounded by your gods of Rajapakse

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        I got more than a gold. I have exposed the West more than any other Asian. When the West started Arab Spring I alerted the Chinese leaders that Arab Spring’s final destination was China. By doing so, I protected China and Asia. I spent more than 10000 hours in the library to develop my knowledge. I prepared well, and faced lots of hardships than average athlete. I was even stopped from attending my mother’s funeral. This was the hardest thing I had to endure in my life, in order to help Aboriginal people and Asians.

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          As usual Anthony Modaya does know what is happening in Brazil. He just howl without reading news. East Germany used do very well in Olympics. After merger, this year Germany is restarting to do well. Italy doing well. Canada collecting only bronze medals. That is disappointing. Netherland 15 Million population has got 6 Golds, while 100 times larger China got only 15s.

          This year is monkeying around for Communist China. About a month ago Philippine beat it down to earth. Now in the Olympics, the world’s secound largest Economy with its 1.5 Billion population, being beaten by tiny countries like Britain. Even Anthony is howling in the CT much better than China playing in Olympics. Russia usually do well at the games come towards the end. If Russia pick at the end, it is hard to predict where China will be. When Olympics took place in China, the communist country picked up couple of players and coerced them to get Gold medal. It was an unproportionate amount of Gold Medal China was getting in that game compared to the other medals it got. When it was much behind in the total medals for other countries, it won the Olympics which was held in China by exploiting the loophole the Olympics have. But that was the last game China won. Now all other countries have learned keep up their gold medal count in proportion to all other medals they get.

          Our coyote’s script which China provided for him at start has gone wrong when China started to eat dust in Brazil. That is why he is howling this confused comment.

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          My flat mate stays at the library 24 hours and only came home to shave and change clothes. He scored at the bottom for his BACB exam. On the other hand I rarely studied and only Sri Lankan to have passed the exam. You can check that by clicking ‘find certifants’ and choose Sri Lanka at http://www.bacb.com . Some people study hard, book worm, but no common sense and don’t perform well. They go around and say ‘look at me I studied at the library for 10000 hours.’ Others just go through the book for few minutes and they get it. Ability to absorb information is inherited.

          I couldn’t attend brothers funeral as he died in army control area mysteriously and I was prevented from attending. Life is tough. Sorry to hear about your mum, just keep moving forward.

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          Please add the kind of one single article you add here to have sent to them ? From what you add to this and other forums, I feel you have not he least knoweldge but one another suffering from the very same syndrome as is the case with most abusive Dayan Jayathilaka –
          mama thami miniha – I am the one to warn others.. there is nobody here to know it better than me… etc are the feelings block them. Today, DJ is an another unemployed only for all of us except few candidates that givehim web space and dialogues … to this date.

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          I really dont think if you really wanted, nothign could stand on your way blocking your atending your dearest mum s funeral. This I never get . man… either you had been going through visa problems or anything similar to that to face it in that way.

          I would have killed myslef if the situation could have been for me.
          I would have done anything to attend mothers funerals. Nothing is valuable to me inthis life seeing the mum once again.

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        This another trick to derail the UN War crimes investigation. OMP judges are Pure Buddhist Sinhalese.

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          MAHABODHI…SIRA.

          Clemency???
          super glue man.

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      This is just hatred. LTTE rump is trying to make them happy by taking revenge or this just business as usual to make money by exploiting Tamils ?

      Why these Financial and moral supporters of LTTE living all over ther world are not responsible for killings their part of missing people.

      I am pretty sure, this reverand preach love of jesus and god to the people when he is inside his parish, eventhough he preaches something else here.

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        jim softly:

        Show me where is the “hatred’ that Father Emmanuel had displayed in this article. No wonder you are such a donkey.

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      Antany Peter ,

      “However, nothing has been done to bring justice to those people. Because, when a white man does evil things; it is justifiable.”

      They are nomads you are off shot. Look at your name- preek preek.
      You had blood of the people of Sri lanka in your hands
      So when the Australian government found out they recalled the passport they issued you and deported you.

      The British PM Theresa May did the same to a muslim cleric and sent him to Jordan.
      Also Karuna was sent back.
      Now it is european law.
      What about Black man sending back millions of Mexican children back to mexico.

      Watch Striking video from China.
      Children among the millions sent from US to Mexico.
      http://english.cctv.com/2016/08/10/VIDEnXntp9L2IIZufUOP2uEY160810.shtml

      Now you belch and fart polluting the lankan air.

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        [Edited out] -Ranjith should not have completed the schooling.

        Guys, please compare the thoughts added by this Ranjith …

        he the kind are the reason to fall CT standards. Sad sad.

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          would, wooden-soldier, you went to iskolle? wouldn’t have;

          Higanno Ehema Thama,

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            Dont get hurt by this back lickers such as Ranjith.

            He has to learn to respect others. These men are the social scum.

            And the easy targets of Rajakashes/Wimal Buruwanse/Gonthadipila

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              Desperate Lanken- desperado.,

              “Dont get hurt by this `back lickers` such as Ranjith. “
              late butter.
              sociopath pedophile- විපාටප්රේණික- schizophrenic.

    • 1
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      Where on th earth you know that Diasphora men think so.

      I do live out of home country, but I also think that is a good move not becase tamil diasphora is upto that. If Tamil diasphora in the same view, we should appreciate it rather than criticising them this way.

      • 6
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        float sam, jet sam.
        Oparadeshi.
        pinpadde hinganno economic refugee, in our land go back you place is with the camel like your m. e. housemaids.
        puss part from eu. –

        • 1
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          No good arguments ?

          We know this perfect.

          As Amarasiri keeps adding most of your kind own IQ less than 70.

          The problem is common to all not only lankens.

          Please find a job in mannig market that can help you further.

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            Ha ha ha Hoooooo.
            Shape shape shape is amra tribe like yours too හිඟන්නෙක්.

            puss padde eu…gass gembo- pol geddhi olu.

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      So this means you the self proclaimed interlectual calling Ranil Mr Sirisena and jvprs that work for OMP are stupid – but Rajakashes that looted and made all harms to the nation regardless of the race are NOT stupid….

      You blood group shold be not far from HLD, Dayan Jayathilaka, Sumanasekara, Sach, Jimsofty, Ranjith (the most stupid of this forum)et al.

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        DOUBLE SPEAK HIGANNOoooooo

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          pLEASE check yourself.. waligaya a tail is making in your backside ?

          You the idiots are the wild weeds of this nation.

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            kotchika porriki,

            “s making in your backside ?””

            invertebrate you have the odasity?
            state less jet sams and float sams.
            what’s your life- bomb and bum, bomb and bum..recuring.

            “You the idiots are the wild weeds of this nation. “

            and in deed you are vermin of the first degree bombing and bumming in a merry go round.
            wild weeds like saffron costlier than gold- orange gold.
            YOPU NEVER HAD- (TAX DECLARATIONS FOR GENERATIONS.)
            blow yourself in the the silence of the toilet with C4.

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              Sha sinhala Central Education. Odacity? what is that like the learning website or did you mean to say AUDACITY? as in the willingness to take bold risks?

              Aiyo paw meya. Sinhala gamarala come western nation now toking big nhot phot. Eelam will happen soon. Then you better stay on in your imaginary world of inclusion isolated from everyone except people who look like you fellow dravidians. Your money does not give you class; class and money are not interrelated. Class has to do with dignity and not braggadacio or boastfulness or showing off your new wealth.

              EELAM is going to happen soon because of the buth billas like you.

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    Antany:

    “In North America and Australasia millions of Aboriginal people killed and thousands disappeared. Physical and psychological torture, enforced separations from their family members, enforced disappearance and even death. Most importantly, this phenomenon has been manifested not only during the British colonization, but also in the present. However, nothing has been done to bring justice to those people. Because, when a white man does evil things; it is justifiable.”

    I heartily congratulate and wish you well. Surely the aborigines need a gusto like you. So, when are you moving to Australia to fight for their cause. They (the aborigines) need a champion like you. Just make sure you don’t end up behind bars, there may no one around to bail you. Worse still, your address gets lost if you are sent to celebrate Christmas in where else – Christmas Island. Good luck mite.

    “No wonder why South Asians haven’t got a medal at the Olympics in Brazil. South Asia has more population than China, but it couldn’t get a gold medal in London Olympics in 2012. South Asians breed stupidity, not knowledge or talents.”

    A donkey called Antany is also part of that stupid South Asia. Well, did anyone stop you in making it to the scoreboard? Don’t simply grumble with your pants down – dash it to the finishing line to earn that elusive gold. You can do it because from the millions and millions of useless and stupid South Asians, you are the only one who can make. Go for it friend.

    On the bill itself, let us wait and see rather than shooting wildly from your mouth. All Father Emmanuel is saying is “if effectively implemented” which literally means that.

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      I haven’t finished what I started for those Aboriginal kids in Australia. At the moment I am enlightening Sinhalese and Asians, but given up on Tamil fools. Tamils middle names are defeat and Stupid, nbody can change Tamils. Once I am done in Asia I will move back to Australia to carry-on. Go ahead and prepare yourselves to put me in prison, delete my citizenship, or even get ready to hang me. Nothing would bother me, because I am born to remove your democracy and human rights mask. Sooner we remove your mask, your fall will come quickly. Go ahead and please convict Australians, your fall will come before you know it.

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        APeeeeeee,
        “”because I am born to remove your `democracy and human rights mask`. “”

        those ideas? its not for your brown race but for nomads why are you digging your nose?

        every time you get cornered you take 2 giant steps backwards then display racist madness but you are weak brown stuff- do you take kuddu?

        Dallas drones are operated from canberra and can hit you even in your home toilet safe and sound or blow the shit house.- its called patriotism of the 90% haves and advanced. you ate their salt for free how long ape?

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          Just wait few more years, I will show you what brown race man do to barbaric white convicts.

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            Just wait few more years””,

            Angoda escapee..

            Donkey go ride you swollen hegel head- wonderlust.

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        Antany:

        “I haven’t finished what I started for those Aboriginal kids in Australia. At the moment I am enlightening Sinhalese and Asians”

        Now we know why the sorry state of affairs when these poor kids have Antany as the teacher.

        “Tamils middle names are defeat and Stupid, nbody can change Tamils”

        OK, the sinhalese have changed, but is it for the better or worse? If there is no Tamil politics in the Sinhalese equation, most Sinhalese would have vanished killing each other. The Sinhalese politicians are nothing without the Tamils. Prove me wrong.

        “Go ahead and prepare yourselves to put me in prison, delete my citizenship, or even get ready to hang me”

        Don’t get too emotional My take is you are worthless creature to even spend on a piece of rope.

        “Nothing would bother me, because I am born to remove your democracy and human rights mask.”

        When the donkey Antany neighs, we all have a good laugh, we know you like to kick a fuss with no substance. Like a monkey you are only jumping from one issue to another unrelated one. I forgive you. That is the kindness of Jansee.

        “Go ahead and please convict Australians, your fall will come before you know it.”

        Are you talking about the Australian Aborigines or otherwise? I honestly and sincerely believe you should have your mind checked. Your erratic and cynical behaviour is worrying.

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      Jansee,

      I would not provoke this nut case, Antony Peter; you will get more than you bargained for! He is a complete nut case for sure.

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        Burning Issue:

        Oh, it is alright. I appreciate what you have got to say. Have to provoke this nut until it cracks. He will have to face his own ghost. Cheers

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    We have to show “anniyan” and “Indian” film free at public places in North to educate bad people misusing medical and other professions in North. Educate people not to provide falls medical reports or misuse their valuable professions to make quick money. All professionals should not do anything against God’s will. One day God will punish them. One day even MR, Gotha, SF, Srisena have to settle their Karma account.

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    OMP Legislation Is Important Step In Achieving Accountability And Reconciliation: GTF

    Rev. S.J. Emmanuel – Charman – GTF Puli Padde. Phew!

    Why doesn’t the pope listen to you and the northern bishops or Desmond Tutu pleas??

    TERRORIST STILL CAN’T GET A VISA TO INDIA –

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      Ranjith you have been mixing it up – time to time.. please have check yourself your orifices. That can help all of us CT readers. What matters is not your swollen head but a good comment. Thanks.

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        “please have check yourself your orifices. T”

        Ha ha village sloths come from orifice.

        SLOTH, go back up the tree pannam cotte.

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        Bunjappu SC/ST
        ” but a good comment. Thanks. “”

        Vaddukoddai equals Hydrocele as you see the state of the north.

        ” What matters is not your swollen head “

        Arrogance is the strait of norther tamils so they bomb and bum then repeat it over again.

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    Emmanuel. you are absolutely spot on when you state OMP Legislation Is Important Step In Achieving Accountability And Reconciliation..

    Yes. OMP need to discover how many innocent Tamil children you have been able to send on suicide missions with the promise of Martyrdom

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    You come to praise Sirisena-Wickremasighe government for passing the OMP Bill in parliament. Nowadays you have become a friendly person towards this present government like the TNA. This attitude taken by you and the GTF is after meeting the Foreign Minister Samaraweera in London along with Sumanthiran of the TNA. What has he offered you in return. So far what has the government of Sirisena done to the Tamil people. Can you name them? It is the same position as was immediately after the war. Can you make this government release all Tamil political prisoners as a start for reconciliation. Can you remove the 150,000 armed personnel stationed in the North who are still at war with the Tamils. Do you know that owners of those lands occupied by the army are still in camps? Take it from me Rev. that passing of OMP Bill is another show off by the government. There is nothing going to happen out of this Bill. You,the TNA and the International community may boot lick this government but the Tamils people won’t accept it. The president has repeatedly announced that he will never go against the Armed forces. Why did he made that statement? The Tamil people are concerned mainly about those who surrendered to army and never returned. How can they go missing unless they were murdered. According to Ranil they are dead. The government is not going to do anything substantial to alleviate the sufferings of the Tamil people. It is almost 70 years since the Tamils agitated for self determination and as a result many thousands of Tamil people gave their lives and property. Keep that in mind. It is a pity that you have joined the TNA in helping to wash Blood off the government’s hands.

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    Will this OMP put a rocket up the Yahapalana PM.s backside?.

    Because his political ally Prince Anura’s Party wants the OMP to investigate how the UNP Elders made Sinhala Che disappear, after torturing and extracting a confession….

    This was announced to Colombo Media by a senior member of the JVP. .

    Has the current JVP Leader Prince Anura Okayed it?.

    The Hindians in their Media say, Mahathaya was their Mole in this Reverand’s Political outfit, which now runs this Batalanada’s Ranil’s OMP,

    Mahathaya was tortured for 30 days according to the Hindians, And burned with 237 of his loyal cadres in a Vellala Well somewhere in the soon to be Federal Eelaam.

    That is a total of 237 plus one who have disappeared.

    Are the relatives ,and dependnnts of these unfortunate people will get Rana viru benefits?.

    And reparations which the Vellala TNA , Suren Surendran , the Reverand and the Diaspora expect for their fighters, after Batalanada’s OMP tell them how , where and who made them disappear?.

    Will the Hindians in Colombo represent the interests of the families of those 237 plus one who served Mother India?.

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    (GTF) says that the legislation is an important first step towards achieving accountability, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
    …..
    …..
    We hope that such unified approach will continue in the future as steps are taken to address long-standing Tamil concerns relating to war time accountability,
    …..
    …..
    if effectively implemented, could help thousands of families to trace and investigate about their missing loved ones and provide redress in their search for truth and justice

    Bravo father! That is how it has to be.

    Father has praised(acted) in the same way the Sinhala Goverment acts like giving to Tamils. What father and the Sinhala government doing is the game some nursery kids play. In that one kid will put his hand in his pocket and pretend like taking out and giving something to the other kid. That one will take that empty hand tightly closed and act like putting it in his mouth and chew for some time. Then he would say ” Hey it is really tasty, Where did you get it? Do you have another one?”

    Probably Fathers’ this technique may teach a lesson to Sinhala government hereafter not to pretend and cheat. Let’s wait and see.

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    The Global Tamil Forum want Reinvent Tamil Capitalism for a new century in which the Tamil Speaking forces in through out the world are much more powerful led by Emanuel of Christen father—Global Tamil Forum.

    The Christianity’s for that New Testament of Bible, the raise voice for the Tamils speaking minority in Sri lanka by Global Tamil Forum led by Fr Emanuel are working for Tamil separatism; by that blessing of TNA and LTTE -diasporas, in Western money power!

    The Idea of Christianity which save Tamil form Terrorism, just give boots and blessing to rise of Tamil voice against norms of democracy ! And justified acts of Terrorism by denied rights of democracy of people in the mode of Gun rule politics by Terrorism will play role partition of Island for Tamils myth of Eealm.

    That politics of Christianity of Tamils has been pave way for Tamils so-called “human rights” violations of Tamil Capitalism that contributed “war victims ” issues.

    That proposed projects Tamil Eealm far-reaching policy is back by USA,UK and Norway which is that ultermotive is been installed USA military base in Eastern part of Island.

    This is purely intention of pivot Asian of expanding policy of USA which supressed majority Sinhalese Buddhist and their represtantative and Rulers.
    Local power gang in power currently is working for the such motivated acts of “Democracy of Good Governances” transfer to partition Island for Tamil regime in North.

    The “War crime” is covered operation against MR ruling alliance, that back by USA, UK and Norway, the very interest of the political motivated act of gain their US-foot in our soil for the USA military base in Sri Lanka.

    After second world war, that USA expanding of their war mongering politics of hegemony an invading many colonial and ex-colonial countries, out of the results of that millions of Missing persons in World.

    US led Wars of aggression which that killed hundred thousands men,women and children in Asia, Africa and Latin American countries. USA has no accountability of such huge crimes against humanity.
    The USA, UK, Norway and Japan never been charge for such Crimes of War by any UNO or its agencies.

    The unique matter of “democracy of USA” is not accepts what they killed many numbers people of world; even that any types of norms, rules, regulations, laws and peace of the reconciliation by other countries that US is not bother at all.

    They are not binding laws and values of others civilization and their world organizations.
    The very USA is living above laws and not accepting norms of democratic values NOT that recognized by all countries and nations of that law and order of world.

    US want bully majority Sinhalese Buddhist, because USA-Christianity ideology want to imposed and the Tamil Forum is base of ideology of Tamil Christian having similar target to be eliminated Buddhism and their followers form an Island.

    Result of that the minority Tamils transformed into Eealm Rough state by installed that leads to Tamils Nation state become majority in north-east part o Island that the message send from God by New single of USA military base in Trincomalee Harbour that earliest possible time.

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