4 April, 2020

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On Silva’s US Entry Bar: The Tamil People’s Time For Justice Has Come!

By C.V. Wigneswaran

Justice C.V. Wigneswaran

A journalist asked me: How do you see USA’s entry bar against Army Commander Shavendra Silva?

My response was: I speak on behalf of the Tamils of Sri Lanka. 

The Tamil people of the North-East welcome USA’s entry bar against Shavendra Silva and his family. We wholeheartedly applaud US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to declare Silva persona non grata, “due to credible information of [Silva’s] involvement, through command responsibility, in gross violations of human rights.”

Channel 4 has documented credible accusations that Silva ordered extrajudicial killings during the final phases of the armed conflict in 2009. Its televised report includes testimony that Silva relayed a command, from then-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to his subordinates in the Sri Lankan Army’s 58th Division: “Do whatever it takes, however it is done… (but) finish it off the way it has to be done.” This order allegedly resulted in the mass slaughter of Tamils, including both civilians and surrendering fighters—the notorious “White Flag” incident. 

The USA’s entry bar on Silva therefore serves as an example for other countries to follow. This constructive measure further reinforces the international community’s duty to prosecute Sri Lankan personnel for acts that may constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. Sri Lanka has consistently asserted non-compliance with multiple resolutions of the UN Human Rights Council—which have directed it to establish a hybrid court and to try such alleged criminals. Those who try to paint Silva as a Hero must realise that killing of innocent civilians calling them terrorists purposely and erroneously does not amount to heroism by any means. 

All personnel who bear such clear allegations of criminal responsibility must have their cases heard at the International Criminal Court or any other international venue competent to try them. The authority for the international community to prosecute such crimes is enshrined both in the doctrine of universal jurisdiction (contained in Chapter VII of the UN Charter) and in the legal procedure for implementing the Rome Statute against nationals of a non-signatory state.

Given the intransigence of three successive Sri Lankan administrations over more than ten years, the rule of law must now prevail. The Tamil People’s time for justice has come! “Kala Kala dey pala pala whey” is a Sinhala proverb. It means you reap what you sow.

*Justice C.V. Wigneswaran, Former Chief Minister, Northern Province and Secretary General, Tamizh Makkal Kootanii

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    With all due respect , aren’t you being rather divisive by your incessant whining about ‘community’ rather that advocating unity among all Sri Lankans ?

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      What is this advocating unity among all Sri Lankans that you are talking about. Unity has to come spontaneously and not by force. It should be deep seated one and not superficial. Do you sincerely believe that all successive governments controlled by Sinhalese ever tried to forge unity or else practiced divide and rule to cover up their inefficiency and corruption. For unity, people should feel there is equality and justice. With discriminatory laws and practices in place how can you achieve equality and justice. When an equality bill was presented few years ago by Chandrika, it was totally rejected by Sinhalese MPs. With this type of behaviour of Sinhalese who think they are the sole owners and rulers of the country, taking legislative and executive measures to keep Tamils suppressed, how can you bring about unity. So without making empty rhetoric about unity, address the issue in a fair and decent manner to bring genuine unity. Statement made by Shirley Gunnel an anti-Apartheid activist about the situation in Sri Lanka is a clear indictment of racism that exists. She said ” Truth plus justice plus reparation equals reconciliation. In Sri Lanka I have not seen the truth aspect, I am not seeing the commitment to justice aspect either, and I see reparation as a branch cut off from the main stem which is the truth.” Sinhala people like you who point fingers at those expressing concerns, should be ashamed of yourselves.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        I suggest that you get your facts right. It was ‘Para’ Demala racist Kallathoni Chelvanayakam who laid the foundation for disunity between Demala people who are the descendants of slaves brought to this country by colonial parasites to exploit this country and Native Sinhalayo by talking about ‘Separate State’, ‘Federal System’ even before this country gained independence. How can Sinhalayo discriminate against Demalu while the country was under British rule to talk about creating a separate State/Federal system?
        Racist Wellala Demalu started distorting history of Sinhale and condemned Great Chronicle Mahawansa that illustrates Sinhala Buddhist heritage in Sinhale that goes back to more than 2500 years as a myth because Demalu do not have a history in Sinhale to justify their bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland’. Even today, main obstacle to unity between Native Sinhalayo and Demalu is ‘Para’ racist Malabar Wellala elite politicians. They want to portray Sinhalayo as the enemy of Demala people.

        Now more than 50% of Demalu from North and East live with Sinhalayo in the South without any problem. This number includes Wellala elites.

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          Idiotic descendant of slave brought by Portuguese from Kerala and of slave brought by Dutch from Indonesia, it is Mahawamsa that is portraying Tamils as enemy of Sinhalese. It says killing of Tamils is not an offence as they are animals, and killing of Tamils converted to Buddhism is also not an offence as they are half animals. With this sort of hatred preached to Sinhalese from childhood, how do you expect them to behave in any decent manner. Credibility of Mahawamsa is lost due to myths and lies being touted as history, like male lion mating with human female to produce Sinhala race and Buddha a mere mortal making three flying visits from Gaya to Lanka. It is now proved archaeologically that people who lived in the country in pre-historic times were Veddhas and Dravidians and genetically that Sinhalese are descendants of south-Indians(Tamil) and have no Aryan DNA. You can only change your language, religion or customs but not your ancestry. BJP has given the correct portrayal that Sri Lanka was a Hundu country which has now become Buddhist majority (marked the words not used Buddhist country).

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            Dr. Gnana
            Absolutely! It is now proved archaeologically that people who lived in Sri Lanka and South India during pre-historic period were Dravidians. Genetically the Sinhalese are descendants of Dravidians and have no Indo-Aryan DNA. They adopted the Indo-Aryan language meaning a North Indian language (originally Prakrit made up of Sanskrit and Pali) which later developed into Sinhala language. It happened due to the Indian oceanic trade and migrations from North India.

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          Chingkalla Kurangu even according to your government statistics 70% Eezham Thamizh live in their ancient historic homelands the North and East. More than 90% of the rest live in Colombo and along the western coast from Puttalam to Neerkolumbo ( Negombo) which was all once part of the Jaffna kingdom and was transferred to the Chingkallams , again by the British , who transferred large amount of Thamizh land in the North West and North Central parts of this island , that was part of the Jaffna kingdom , that only came under the control of the Kandyan kingdom , after the fall of the Jaffna kingdom. Most of the Thamizh living in the Chingkalla areas , are the Indian origin estate Thamizh or the SOuth Indian origin Muslim Thullkans, not indigenous Eezham Thamizh

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      Patriotic Tamils of Eelam. . Genocidal general shavendra Silva is given an ass wooping by united state . All patriotic Eelam Tamils thank USA for this. Patriotic Eelam Tamils thank our Leader and prime minister of transnational governments of Tamil Eelam V Rudrakumar for his visionary leadership. Justice Vigneshwaran under the leadership of prime minister V Rudrakumaran has also campaign for justice for Eelam Tamils and freedom fighters of Tamil Eelam.
      All patriotic Eelam Tamils should vote for Vigneshwaran for next election in island of Ceylon. I would like to ask prime minister Rudrakumar to take some time off his schedule and make a formal statement about this.
      Justice Vigneshwaran is a true follower of Our national leader Thalaivar Prabhakaran. As a senior Eelam Tamil I would thank Vigneshwaran for his service.
      Tamils quest for Tamil Eelam.

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        Tamil Eelam action committee

        Your Prim Minister of nowhere & members of your committee are not allowed to enter in to Sri Lanka. Don’t even think of it.

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        @Eelam action Commitee?
        First tell me where does this Eelam action committee exist? Is it inside anus cavity of known homosexual fagot Rudra? Or Justice Wiggie?

        I have warned earlier against these traitors of Tamil Eelam who are misusing Eelam struggle for selfish ends?
        I recently issued warning to another scum called Rohan John Pillai , similar disgusting gay faggot who are now investigated by Eelam Inteligence service for defrauding Eelam Tamil refugees around 70,000 canadian dollars promising visa
        All traitors will be made to pay. Keep it in mind,

        Rudra is a fagot which Pottu used to. Lobbying for eelam . He was not an advisor to thalaivar. He was bitch boy of pottu.
        Ask your chief minister justice wiggie, who make him judge?

        Thalsivar did not. This scum justice wiggie faithgully served genocidal sinhalese for all his lifr. That scum even gave his daughters to marriage to genocidal sinhalese. Whatl a scum

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          Man….All is not well in the Tamil Eelaam Front in the West.

          I never in a million years thought the great Vellala Tamil Political Parties specially the pro Pirahaparan parties had any Mangala Samares , although Mangala Samare is a very proud UNP Politician in the Heavy Weight Class ..

          Mangala Samare was in full flight in Kotte yesterday flaying the Pohottuwa ,opening both Barrels.. .

          Even challenging them to prove that his ex CB Boss from Singapore made our inhabitants lose even a penny due to Yahapalana Bond Scam,
          Ironically Samarae’s wrath was mainly on ex Velllala CM’s in Law in Kotte .

          BTW I am really keen to know what happened to Pottu…Are you on Sabbatical Native?..

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            KASmaalam

            “BTW I am really keen to know what happened to Pottu…Are you on Sabbatical Native?..”

            How can I go on Sabbatical while my ancestral land is being occupied by kallathonie descendants of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims?

            Please ask Gota for further information on Pottu who was last seen heading towards an Army camp somewhere in Manal Aru (Weli oya) area and later thought to have shared a bed with Gota while Gota’s wife slept in a spare room.

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        TEAC… nice name for the Vellala Party TNA rebel , CM Wigneshwaran for the Election specially now that great TNA is in tatters.

        I am glad to hear that the Eelaam PM Dr Rudrakumaran is still alive and kicking even greater Goals than when TNA and UNP were in power after kicking out Rajapaksas.

        To get Pompeo to ban Shavendra and the Missus coming to USA for ever, is in the same league like the sanctions which Pompeo’s Boss Trumpy has put on the Ayaotollah of Iran.

        Instead of bagging Pompeo , our Pohottuwa must induce the Eelaam PM Dr Rudra to come to Srilanka .
        Andd help the ex CM Wigneshwaran at the next Election.
        Which will help Wiggy to make a clean sweep of the North.-

        And confine the real Velallas lead by Sampathar and Abraham to Cinnamon Gardens.
        Where they belong.

        Lets be honest..
        Abraham and Sampathar never fit in with the Tamils in Jaffna , after all the Vellala Land Lords and the Intelligentsia there, took refuge in America, Kanada, and England, the English speaking West,

        While Mr Piraparan’s real supporters settled in Norway , Switzerland and France.

        If Pohottuwa is smart , Dr Rudrakumaran and Mr Wigneswaran may force Abraham and Sampthar to increase their seats to that 40, which Abraham wowed to win at the coming Election.
        -.
        But at least 30 of them will be from the UNP, where the good Dr Rani supporters , Elite , Anglicans and Wahabis reside.
        And who do not want a Dalit like Keselwatta Kid to be their UNP Leader cum PM..

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    Today Silly Lanka says it is withdrawing from UN resolutions which they signed not once but twice. (2015 ,2019) Great news. Lanka must be the Only country to vote against them in UN history.Meantime Marikar from UNP says all Lankans except politicians and their family/relatives and friends, should avoid applying for a US visa until they issue one for Shavendra. Excellent Idea. Why dont we include US owned companies too . Lets start with Google, Micro Soft, Intel and those cardiac stent makers, which I am sure quite a lot of UNP shit heads will need in future. By the way the new CID in Udayanga case forgot to sign a certificate , which is mandatory for any amount above 25,000, in this case 7 millions. The only plausible explanation for not submitting this relevant document is that , the new CID did not know the difference and did not realize 7 million is bigger than 25,000. The old CID who is well aware of this case was transferred just days before Udayanga showed up at our door steps out of thin air.

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      Blind Eagle,

      De Silva being a para Portuguese descendant should seek Visa to go to Portugal; not US. …………………

      He is one solid para (Sinhala), a hybrid composed of Para Sinhala and Para Portuguese that ruined and looted our Native Sinhala heritage ..
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      -……..Heinous crimes committed by De Silva during the Ealam war perfectly paralleled what Para Portuguese did over several centuries ago. Remember, Portuguese killed innocent native sinhalayas in thousands, raped native women, tortured native Sinhala monks – De Silva and his brigades are not second to his Portuguese masters. …

      ——————In fact, De Silva as a Para Portuguese is guilty of committing unthinkable crimes against humanity in the North – the Native Tamil land inhabited by Native Tamils even before Para Sinhala invasions led by Vijaya from South India.

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    Those who try to paint Silva as a Hero must realise that killing of innocent civilians calling them terrorists purposely and erroneously does not amount to heroism by any means.

    Well that’s quite rich coming from a guy who called LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakran a hero!

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    A Tribal leader who thinks he is a Brahmin, who advised Mullativu girls to look forward be be police constables and not Doctors, Engineers or Technology – experts etc, etc, is talking for Tamils of the East . PAST PERFORMANCE REFLECTS THE FUTURE PERFORMANCE TOO. What did Colombo lived Tamils know about Tamils in the North or East. I do not here, Tamils moving from east, they are so poor but Northern Tamils Leave their Tribal enclave to live among Sinhala people in the South.
    USA did not give Visa to ICC – Judges who wanted to visit USA and investigate 61 civilian deaths on Afghanishtn. They are not even Mujhadins or Talibans and MOST IMPORTANTLY, SOME WENT TO ANOTHER’S HOME COUNTRY AND KILLED THEM. Those killed were not at all owned to the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world as claimed by they themselves.
    Besides, we can see how a Hindu have degraded Morally and ethically ( I do not know whether a Hindu also believes in SIl or panchaseela like something). I heard, this change in Mr. Wigneswaran is after the meeting with THE AMERICAN SENATORS AND EMBASSY PEOPLE probably looking for money. i know the Leader of PROTESTANT – TNA also made the same claim from Colombo. So, it is NEW =TNA VERSUS PROTESTANT TNA in the north. KEEP ON EXPLOITING TAMILS, LIVE ON SINHALA BLOOD who saved you who made space for you to do politics. Sri lankan politics, the Tamil way.
    I think sinhala politician should nominate their own instead of Tribalists. INCLUDE SOME HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY into politics. Do not accept anything just the sake of survival.

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    Nothing has been proved against army commander Shavendra Silva. An allegation is not proof, and now after ten long years these allegations are brought back. Both his superior officers Sarath Fonseka and Defence secretary ( then) Gotabaya Rajapakse are American citizens. Isn’t this hypocrisy on part of America, especially after their black record of human rights abuse in Afghanistan, Vietnam and Iraq?

    This guy Vigneswaran enjoyed all the riches that Sri Lanka could give, rising to be a Supreme Court judge enjoying all the perks, scholarships , bungalows etc. Vigneswaran then played safe and never risked his benefits.

    He was a mediocre judge like most our judges.When Prabkaran and his murderous gang were running the show in the North,Vigneswaran did not dare to open his mouth. May be he was happy with LTTE’s murderous methods !

    Now that the LTTE is no longer there and the people can freely do politics, Vigneswaran has found a new career after retirement. He is again misleading a younger generation the same way old politicians used Tamil youth in the 1960s and 1970s.

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      “An allegation is not proof, and now after ten long years these allegations are brought back.”

      Quite right, Mr Shish Kebab.

      The matter in question is: have these “allegations” been investigated and due process applied in order to ascertain whether they are true or false?

      Gota Malli recently declared, “how can I bring them back, they are all dead.” How on earth did they die? Shouldn’t Gota Malli have come clean with the victims’ families, on account of his supreme command responsibilities during the time in question??

      Now had he (or the government of the day) done that, and the alleged perpetrators been declared innocent after due process, then and only then might your puny kebabish fantasy be realized.

      I agree that what America did (and continues to do) in various countries of the world reeks to high heaven, but the moralists of this world tend to consider extra-territorial victims as “dispensable” while they have a particular repugnance for tyrants killing their own people.

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      Your comment is lame. TO PROVE OR DISPROVE THERE MUST BE CHARGES, AND TRIALS…..there is no one in any government who dares to hold the war criminal accountable.

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      Silva has a nice Kebab. Please chew on it and choke

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      “Nothing has been proved against army commander Shavendra Silva. An allegation is not proof, and now after ten long years these allegations are brought back.”

      The government knows very well that the allegations can be proved if proper investigations are conducted and legal proceedings commenced. That is why the government is not willing to refer the matter to a court of law or a commission of inquiry.

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    @ Justice CV

    The messenger is just as important as the message. The message is fair. But you have discredited yourself with your divisive rhetoric. Let’s see whether you win the upcoming elections.

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    Wiggy suffers from Dementia.

    He should be locked up.

    JP – USA

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      You must have picked up the locking up chant from your Trump campaign trails, even he failed miserably to ‘lock Hilary up’, instead got himself impeached!

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    General Shavendra Silva may not have realised it but, with the travel ban imposed on him, he is not in bad company. If I recall right, Narendra Modi was also once on the US ‘black list’. But, then, the man was elected PM of India. Ah, well, things were a little different now; it was time for a re-think! Never let it be said the US was inflexible in its attitudes.

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    Mr Wigneswaran,
    what about JUSTICE for all those who were delibrately Murdered, Maimed, Bombed, Disfigured, Etec Etc by the LTTE on orders of a meglomaniac called Velupillai Prabhakaran, Anton balasingham and his followers.
    It is very convenient to forget those !!!!!! is it.
    Mr Wig just shut your bloody trap and do a honest days work by healing the wounds of the past and upgrading the lives of your people.
    As a Tamil you are a disgrace and a bloody disgrace at that.

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    Why this Silva – the mass murderer wants to go to US — IF US is abhorrent to jealous Sinhala Buddhists that hail him as a War Hero?
    … ..
    ——-Why ..Why …Why.. ..
    ——-
    He is welcome in Wuhan – China …. Rajapakses’ favourite destination – the land of corruption and epicenter of all diseases.

    …..Let him and all those war criminals including Gothapaya be infected with corona and perish

    —-A wish for a better future……

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    “I speak on behalf of the Tamils of Sri Lanka.”

    How can this guy speak on behalf of Tamils when there are no Tamils in Sri Lanka. He should say he is speaking on behalf of Demala people in Sri Lanka. Demala people are a hoch-poch of Dravidians. The colonial parasites who brought Dravida slaves from Hindusthan called them ‘Malabar’ until a guy called Ponnambalam Arunachalam involved in preparing the Census Report in 1911 changed the term ‘Malabar’ to ‘Ceylon Tamils’. After that Malabar Demalu pretend as Ceylon Tamils and try to show that they are different from Demalu in tea plantations who are called ‘Indian Tamils’. The truth is all demalu are ‘Para’ people from Hindusthan (now India). When colonial parasites abandoned them in Sinhale, Native Sinhalayo who felt sorry for these stateless people gave citizenship in this country.

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      eager less?
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      by your loudly proclaiming that there are no Tamils around what on earth do you mean by this.?
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      just because you were crafty lecherous enough to go to a dubious charmer or a devil dancing kattadiya and to this able to entice an innocent thottakari meenachi to allow you to practice the doings stated in the kama sutra.?
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      have you also been bold enough to adopt or make the entire Tamil community right around the globe, all except me?
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      a wet huja dream is all that I can state.?
      keep on dreaming and as dreams are free, they do not sweat off the backs of the might Tamil community.?
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      cheers, R. J.

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      Eagle Podaya ( ponaya)

      Tell me where you came from . I don’t want to hear that you came out of your mother’s cunt. apart from that only logical answer you Sinhala mongrels don’t know where you all came from. you lot keep changing your story as when it suits you. Did you Sinhalayas come from, Bangladesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Lion’s arse, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra – from where dare I ask.

      One think is very clear where ever you Sinhala mongrels came from this island( Eelam) is not your place of origin so bugger off you lot where ever you originally came from

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    Oh hip hip hooray………………Eelam has finally been established. Albeit in Uranus or perhaps in some Tamil’s Anus.

    Let me tell you Mister. I am a Veteran of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka and I have served up there in the North. And I know every nook and corner of the North. While I was in the Army, if I was given the choice of giving up my US Visa rights in exchange for decimating the enemy and saving my country from the terrorist scum and in the process helping myself for some War throphies, I’d take that opportunity with both hands.

    Lt. General Silva will be remembered for the next 1000 years by all future generations of Sinhalese. Just like Dutta Gamini, Vijayabahu the 1st are being remembered for 1000s of years. Who cares about a stupid Visa.

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      Reggie man,

      —What a hypocritic you are – exactly like your fake Hero Gothapaya—–

      ————- you say —–

      ……..”if I was given the choice of giving up my US Visa rights in exchange for decimating the enemy and saving my country from the terrorist scum and in the process helping myself for some War throphies, I’d take that opportunity with both hands”

      Your hero — Gothapaya did exactly the opposite of what you preach. He left the battlefields and ran to US as a shameless refugee —-and ended up working as a Gas Station Assistant – A qualification to be the president here. ….

      ——–I don’t think a man like you would ever decline US Visa …

      BTW… how many times you have been denied US Visa??

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      “ who cares about a stupid visa “

      If that is so, as a further step why don’t you ask all your Sinhalese patriots living in USA to give up their green cards / visa and return to Srilanka with their family members permanently. If they did so they too will be remembered for the next thousand years. Don’t you think so ?

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      Red. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
      were you the bodyguard to all the loosely cultured hooker community.?
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      if as you proclaim that you are a retired veteran then in which army mistakenly recruited you in which era did you ever serve and who were the fortunate enemies that you waged war against.?
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      what was the glorious well-titled position that you were recruited as.?
      a little birdy num numb tells me that you were the dignified toilet cleaner carrying the latrine buckets on a heavily fortified shit bucket carrier.?
      is that factually correct.?
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      if this war criminal for his glory less conducted has been barred from even landing his 3 soiled feet onto USA soil, I raise my hat in admiration to the Americans for having had the balls to come to the right decision
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      I feel sad that his daughters to have been honored in this much holy manner.?
      sadly having by sired by a war criminal of a cowardly coward, they must be cursing in vile lingo, groaning and moaning as to why their mother has had to make the world’s 8th biggest mistake by getting into bed with this heartless human beast of a mongrel.
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      there are enough universities in china, Russia Swaziland where the girls can parade around bare-chested and ger royally rolled and deflowered by the royal king of this vulgar bankrupt tiny hellhole whose best mate is our mahindan rajapuk’s.
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      hopefully, the rest of the democratic countries will not allow any of these undesirable pariahs who showed their true cowardly colors whilst being fully armed with enough stocks of gun powder to rape and kill the hapless unarmed civilians.?
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      what a great victory for the worldwide Tamil community and I am reliably informed that this was just the tip of the iceberg and there are many more waiting to be culled.?
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      cheers, in absolute happiness and 3 salutes to the Americans. R. J.

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      so why did you choose to run away, patriot?

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      Doubt very much you served in Jaffna during the war. This will be checked out before making any comments. One should be careful before making claims it is a criminal offence. By the way it is DutuGemunu not Dutta ( an Indian name) Gamini. Shavendra may be remembered for the next one thousand years but you”here today gone tomorrow” not a trace of you How sad

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    Justine.
    So according to you Justice Wigneswaran is a disgrace just because he is a Tamil eh?

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    Holy Moly……………………What a mess the Tamil people face ???

    Now Wiggie has self appointed himself to speak for Tamil people.
    Before was it Sampanthan & TNA?
    prior was it LTTE ?

    Then, there is Ponnambalam… Douglas Devanandan………….ect., ect…
    Gnana Sankaralingan on whose behalf do you speak? Tamil people? wow wonderful..more the merrier?
    Then the Rogue in Cassoak S.J.Emmanuel……

    Anymore representatives ??????????????????
    We the Tamils are fed up… Politicians on the one side, caste on the other and added to all the Religious dignitaries……………………
    Has that Poopalapillai from Toronto withdrawn from speaking for the Tamil people????

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      I am a genuine crusader on behalf of truth and justice, not seeking any benefit out of it. If what I say is not palatable to you, then it is your problem.

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    In this world the terrorists who have killed the highest number of civilians belong to Muslim religion.

    In the second place are Demalu (Tamils) who belong to Hindu religion.

    The country that has killed the highest number of civilians in other countries is USA, followed by United Kingdom and France. These countries may be economically well off by exploiting other countries but they are not civilized. Civilize people do not interfere in internal affairs of Sovereign Nations.

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    Tamils I knew log ago are very gentlemanly. Wigneswaran, Sumanthiran like Tamils are very RACIST, TRIBALIST.Just like Amirthalingams WHO TALK eliminating sinhalas very violentLY in Vavnia come to colombo the same day to go ballroom parties on the night sinhala politicians.
    Tamil politicians can do politics, except the TNA who were slaves of LTTE, because of the army because they gave their klives to save sri Lanka. Now, the same politicians have become shameless, ruthless, ungrateful……those.

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    What the former Jutice C.V.Vigneswaran says is absolutely correct. The Sri Lankan ruling leaders are trying to conceal the violations of human rights. Where in the world have innocent people been murdered by the Armed Forces. Channel 4 News clearly have clearly shown the atrocities committed by the Armed Forces with adequate evidences. The Sri Lankan rulers will never learn lessons because of the support provided by China. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister is a communist. They are relying on China. The link with China is very dangerous at this hour as Coronavirus is likely to spread through Sri Lankan flights. Already some Sri Lankan Air Hostesses are infected with this disease and are been admitted to hospitals. What is the guarantee that blankets, and other items in the Sri Lankan Airlines itself are clean. I think it is better for European countries to deny landing rights to Sri Lankan Airlines as most of the flights to China have ben cancelled. Furthermore, even Gota is a party to such genocide and as such if a ban travel to Gota will also be appreciated. It is only in Sri Lanka rulers kill people while preaching Buddhism.

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      Where in the world have innocent people been murdered by the Armed Forces.
      Biggest war crimes by the Uncle Sam followed by their Poodle Brittain AND THEIR COAT TAIL HANGING LACKEYS.
      KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE on a daily basis and report X amount of terrorists were killed. At the rate the daily killings take place in Afganistan & other War theaters, there should be no Terrorists left. However still the war on Terrorism goes unabated.

      Need to inquire from the members of the International Criminal Court who went to the USA to investigate War Crimes in Afganistan, what happened to them?
      How they were threatened by Uncle Sam….

      Suddenly how did the UNHCR Geneva become a bias Cesspool in the eyes of the USA?
      Quote : “Already some Sri Lankan Air Hostesses are infected with this disease and are been admitted to hospitals.” FOR THIS VERY REASON YOU PEOPLE ARE RENOWNED AS DISTORTING THE TRUTH…….Unless your daughter or the DIL or the Son or the SIL is an air Hostess????

      Enna Ayathurai… eppudi ? where are you going ? Coconut in the sack………….RETIRE instead of distorting through imagination. Are you hallucinating ???

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    Didn’t Tamils vote for Sarath Fonseka, the commander of the army ??

    Nonsense

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    The US once denied a visa to Narendra Modi. But it changed its mind later.
    I never credited CVW with much understanding of world politics. This statement makes me wonder if I have grossly overestimated his understanding.
    If anyone is more daft than CVW, it is the TNA leadership which brought him into politics.

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    This is serious… The .Ex CM Mr Wiggs destroyed Sampathar’s Holy Alliance of the Vellala Parties ,the TNA.

    Will he now do the same to the other Holy Alliance of the Elite , Anglican Vellalas of Dr Rani’s UN Party.?…

    I am just speculating because the current Opposition Leader and the UNP Dalit Party Boss Premadasa Jr, has already condemned Pompeo’s threats.

    And has expressed Solidarity with the Lt General who will certainly be a future President.

    It is good that Keselwatta Kid’s advisors have already applied to register the Red HEART in the Green Flag with the Election Commission..-

    I know the East is out with Bathudeens , Assath Sally and Hesbolla in total control.

    Wonder whether the Ex CM’s former TNA mates Abraham and Sampathar are doing Electioneering in Yarlpanam?.

    With that myriad of post Wigneswaran Politikkas scrambling for the crumbs in those fancy out fits , ranging from the Ex TNA , ex PLOTE, Dudes .Ponnamabalam Party , LTTE Rehabilitated Cadre Party, AAVA Party, and even PK’s War Widow Party., it must be tough going. there .

    To top it all there is the front runner,the Ex CMs own pro LTTE Vellala Party, which adores Mr Pirahaparan as their only Tamil National Leader in Lankawe…

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    It shows CV’s immaturity and world political knowledge and its direction. May that it may be a MCC, SOFA or Travel restriction clearly aim at election time and to create an atmosphere favorable to GR and his party. This clearly shows US want him to be in power and so by able to exert pressure on its former citizen through various strategies to get there foot in SL strong and undeniable. Better leave your craziness a side. Its not in love with HR or otherwise.

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    Mr Wigs,
    this is America as follows.

    Drugs, Pornography, Murder, Rape, Arson, Satan Worship, Homesexuals, Lesbians, Gun Runners, Arsonists,
    Paedophiles, Sex Orgies, Alcoholics, Muggers, White Racists, Sex with Animals, Thugs, Meglomaniacs,
    Arseholes, Mother F—–s, Zombies, and you name it from HELL.

    So !!! Mr Wigs why don’t you pack your bags and bugger off to America.
    You can get all the Justice you want for the Tamil people.

    And Oh ! by the way when you decide to leave Sri Lanka take with you the following mad arseholes who we sri lankans don’t want in our country.

    Ranil wickremasinghe Wanker of all Wankers.
    Maithripala Sirisena aka Dicks Joy aka Amarabandu.
    Mangala Samaraweera The wanker will do well in the US gay community.
    Sambandhan Don’t forget to take a bunch of Murunga for the old bugger.
    Ravi Karunanayake and his 165 million rupees in a paper bag.
    Karu J. Find him a good care home in the US.

    Please bugger off asap and Sri lanka will be a better place without you and the above shit rogues.

    GOOD BYE.

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      Batman, What can I say?,…..Brilliant. Are you a Patriotic Srilankan from Kanada?…-

      I have heard something about the former His Exccellency too …Who is Amarabandu..

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        “Batman, What can I say?,…..Brilliant. Are you a Patriotic Srilankan from Kanada?”

        Two Kallathonie Frenchmen were told in Huron-Iroquois language “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.”. Those two illegal immigrants thought kanata was the name of the country.

        Is Mahinda still a Sinhala/Buddhist or a Sinhala/Hindutva?

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      My Dear Native..

      Have you met Batman?….

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      Sri lanka is all this and more:

      “Drugs, Pornography, Murder, Rape, Arson, Satan Worship, Homesexuals, Lesbians, Gun Runners, Arsonists,
      Paedophiles, Sex Orgies, Alcoholics, Muggers, White Racists, Sex with Animals, Thugs, Meglomaniacs,
      Arseholes, Mother F—–s, Zombies, and you name it from HELL.”

      What USA does not have:
      Racist skinheads in yellow robes scamming the country and public purse.
      Politicians without basic education.
      A judiciary that does not know whether its coming or going.
      Accused war criminals and thieves as law enforces.

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        Burt

        Batman is describing US in order to draw parallels between Sri Lanka and USA.

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    There is no credible evidence of mass murder or war crimes. Although a few extrajudicial killings may have occurred. I saw the Channel 4 documentary, they speak with some LTTE supporters who make things up. The main issue is that LTTE were holding tens of thousands of people hostage. Those who tried to go to the government side were shot in the legs. Children were forcibly recruited and forced to fight without any training; they were used as cannon fodder. LTTE was trying to intentionally create a humanitarian crisis for propaganda purposes so that the government would be forced into negotiations and delay the SLA advance. That is why the government had to react quickly; there was too much potential for negative publicity. At the end the government decided to execute all high-ranking LTTE. This was a smart move. Whether they held up a white flag or chocolate cake doesn’t matter; these were seasoned, die-hard terrorists who did not respect any Geneva Conventions. These terrorists hid behind women and children until they were cornered in the mud at Nanthikadal.

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    what are you getting so elated for and bluffing the tamil people wiggie.You know very well this is not a turnaround for the tamil people but merely a procedural matter where the US had banned sarath fonseka the former army commander from visiting the US,so it had no choice but to do the same for shavendra silva when he applied as he was an officer under him.They can’t show double standards can they.For you to try to make out that now the US is changing its policy towards sri lanka with regard to tamils is ludicrous and you are taking the tamil people for a ride just as all previous tamil leaders did.The US is not interested in the poblems of the tamils.They are only interested in putting american soldiers in sri lanka.They already are asked to get out of the philipines.Remember one thing.if you want the big powers like US,EUand india to solve the tamil problems then you have to see that the interests of the tamils and the interest of these countries coincide.That is the key to getting help from them.Now their interest is only china,china,china.

    so ask yourself this question.In what way can the tamils of sri lanka help these powers to get rid of china from the indian ocean.Can the sri lankan tamils forge a strategic plan with the tamils of tamilnadu,rest of india,EU including the UK and the US for the exit of the chinese from this strategic region.If you are proactive in this regard with 80 million tamils,then you will get all the help you need from these big powers.To get help from someone you must first learn to help them first.

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    Although the ban is good from a justice perspective, I doubt the racist Trump administration really gives a damn about the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka. This has more to do with the US putting pressure on Sri Lanka with regards to Chinese influence in the country and the US wanting to neutralise that than any real concern for Tamil victims of GR, MR , Shavendra Silva etc.

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      For that matter no country including India is concerned about Tamils. Tamils are being used as pawns for their geopolitical machinations. In 1987, India used Tamils to arm twist Sri Lanka and when JR surrendered, India forgot Tamils. Now it is the turn of USA to arm twist Sri Lanka to fall at their feet. JR was very clever and he did the correct thing and averted disgrace to the country. I cannot see anyone of that caliber among the present Sinhalese in power, who are more gung-ho types trying to please Sinhala gallery. Sri Lanka is in a no win situation because if it does not accommodate the demands of USA, it will face a severe economic crisis leading to unrest, and if it capitulates to USA, then India will demand the same, leading to chaos. What is this sovereignty and territorial integrity that these Sinhala fools are talking about. For them selling their country to foreigners is better than giving an inch to Tamils, who by archaeological and genetic evidence are the rightful heirs to ancient Dravidian legacy.

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    Remember JR famously said “Each Tamil I killed, I will get 100 Sinhala votes. I am a politician, what you expect me to do?” UNP followed exact same path all along. Now UNP says that they lost because TNA supported them. Should it get more Racist than this for Tamils to simply boycott the parliament and use that time to help NE development? Why waste time to create stable state in Colombo? Just get MPs get elected, and gather in some building in NE on a regular basis, use all the MP privileges, use the time to deal with IC. Bring the Tamil plight to IC. Lot of work to be done there. No one focusing on that. Gather 100s of overseas lawyers and experts via technological means, and try to reach ICC, UN, UN agencies, friendly governments, and all helpers overseas. Nothing illegal there. As occupiers, racist Colombo has to maintain state functions on colonized land. Everything would happen as its now. Why waste MPs time to useless talk and educate permanent racist people.
    Instead strengthen NE human structures and lives until the day is ripe.
    Co-habitation with Sinhalese is a pipe dream that would never happen. Sinhalese demand and exercise all right in West, citizenship in 3-5 years but deny the same for, no 1 forex earner up country Tamils for 200+ years. Only right NE Tamils get is Genocide and Death. But country’s backbone is hardworking minorities. Recently a 85+ year old Sinhalese elderly who was an “orphan roaming boy or ice boy” in and around British army camps in Colombo in 1940s, wrote to Queen and started receiving British Military Pension. He was not even enlisted nor gone to school ever. Tamils received only banned chemical BOMBS and genocide in their own land.

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      Yes, JR was the biggest culprit.

      Around 1450 (much before the Portuguese arrived), King Parakrama Bahu VI of the Kotte Kingdom sent his adopted son prince Sapumal Kumaraya aka Chenpaga Perumal (he later became king Bhuvanekabahu VI) to wage a war against the Jaffna king Kanagasuriya Singai Aryan to capture the Jaffna kingdom. After invading Jaffna and taking over the Jaffna kingdom, Sapumal Kumaraya rebuilt Nallur, the Jaffna Kingdom’s capital and also rebuilt the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple (note that he did not build any Buddhist temples) for the people of Jaffna. The Royal city of Nallur was originally built with four entrances. There were two main roadways and four Madurai style temples at the four gateways.

      The present rebuilt temple that exist now do not match their original locations which instead are occupied by churches erected by the Portuguese. When the Portuguese occupied Jaffna after a fierce battle with the Jaffna king Cankili II, they not only demolished the Hindu temples and harassed the Hindus, but they also burnt down most of the artifacts that belonged to the Tamil Hindus.

      The ‘Saraswathy Mahal’ which was the Royal Library located in Nallur was also burnt down by the Portuguese. It contained more than 90’000 rare and unique ola/palmaryh leaves manuscripts and copper plate records. (Ila/Eela or Hela Tamils did not inscribe/engrave inscriptions on stones, instead they recorded everything on ola/palmaryh leaves and on copper plates).

      Whatever records that were found/collected later (ola/palmaryh leaves) were kept preserved in the Jaffna Library along with tens of thousands of books related to Tamil History, Science, Poems and lyrics, Novels, Theology and Astrology. Some of them that were translated by Arumuga Navalar, Thamotharam Pillai and Saminathaiyar were also kept in the Jaffna Library. All gone in smoke once again, completely destroyed this time by the Sinhalese mobs under JR Jayawardena’s government to deliberately and systematically erase all the evidences of the past Tamil presence in the island.

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    Whaat?? A US travel ban is the justice for genocide and gross human rights violations??? Come on….
    He is a perfect candidate to the Hague (International Court of Justice) along with his bosses Mahida and Gotabya.
    Govermnet’s immediate stragedy will be to send him overseas as an Ambassador to ”buy some times” as they did with Udayanga. He has immunity along with the post if he posted as an Ambassador or High Commissioner.

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      You should re-name yourself as Miharak Raj Banda.

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    CVW, you have helped our current politicians in exploiting your statement and divert public attention from their misery (for SLFP/SLFP) , get some much needed public attention (desperation for UNP,Mano and the rest to join), for self benefits (for the religious bigots/pseudo nationalist). Add Shvendra saga to this and there is enough fodder to last until elections. Silly Lankans.

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    The ‘thalathel’ people from the North will never be allowed to amalgamate North and the East and control us. Saindamaru has set the precedent for a separate region dedicated for the Islamic people. That is the future of this country. Sinhalese and the Tamils can migrate overseas. We spread our seed and prosper.

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      Bamanasiri

      “The ‘thalathel’ people from the North will never be allowed to amalgamate North and the East and control us. “

      Hindians consider the entire island being their Sinhala state of Hindia, and North East forms part of their Tamil Nadu. The control will be exerted from Chennai and Sultanate of New Delhi, therefore worry not about controls being passed on to people from North.

      Please note Kattankudy has been an Islamic republic since mid 1980s.

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    Sinhala Buddhists are not practicing what Buddha preached.According to Buddha’s message we must try to extinguish life by shedding all defilement’s not to be born again. Some Buddhist clergy now request Buddhist mothers to produce more children to suffer in Samsara. Where as Buddha said to give give and give away every thing in life If we are a Sinhala Buddhists nation why are refusing the just demands of the minorities.After all Buddha gave away his Eyes Head Flesh Blood and not to mention his wife and children on his way to achieve Nibbana.

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