19 November, 2019

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Parents Of Dead Sri Lankan Tamil prisoner ‘Denied Last Rites’

By Charles Haviland –

(BBC News, Colombo)The parents of a prisoner who died in obscure circumstances in Sri Lanka are locked in a battle with officials who say his body cannot be taken to his home town for the last rites.

Mr Nimalaruban's parents said his body was covered in blood

Ganesan Nimalaruban died and several other inmates, all Tamil Tiger suspects, were reportedly injured after a failed prison mutiny in the north.

The authorities deny mistreating him, saying he died of a heart attack.

They say that the prisoners were working with Tamil separatists abroad.

Human rights lawyers working with the parents of Mr Nimalaruban have lodged a petition over the death at the Supreme Court.

They want to overturn a court ruling that he must be cremated near the capital, Colombo.

His grieving mother and father say they would prefer to give him the last rites in their home district, Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka.

They reject assertions by the authorities that such a funeral would be a security risk.

It was in the Vavuniya prison that 32 inmates who are Tamil Tiger suspects took three prison guards hostage in late June, holding them for 19 hours in a protest against prisoner transfers.

The siege was successfully broken and all the prisoners relocated.

But rights campaigners and Tamil MPs say the prison authorities and police worked with other inmates to exact a terrible revenge, attacking them with stones and weapons, physically throwing them or breaking their legs.

Nimalaruban’s parents said his body was covered in blood.

The authorities deny all the accusations.

At least one other prisoner is reported to be in a coma and in hospital.

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    “Nimalaruban’s parents said his body was covered in blood”

    Parents of 6 Civilians He Killed in Wilpattu Mean Time Say “They didn’t See the Bodies of Their Loved Ones”

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      Was he found guilty of killing the 6 civilians in Wilpattu?
      Any evidence or just hearsay?

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        by this reasoning, no ltte cadre can ever be held accountable. logic fail, my good sir.

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      Willpattu, Whan are you talking about? Do you have any day dream?

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        Don,t pretent to be a baby. We never foget and fogive on terorists including you.
        samarasekara

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          I can sing the same song. Song about your bloody soldiers killing, raping looting civilians since 1981

          Heard anything about reconcilliation? Have you ever tried to take a dictionary in your hand to find out meaning for this word?

          Or do you have only rice & curry shops in Italy? Noone buy Malalasekara?

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      ,
      K K
      You Are Very Lucky in U A E,
      Because you did not get a heart attack,,
      Katunayaka,Katuwana,Agulana,wattala also had terrorist and they had heart attacks.

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      Speaking of children,haven’t you seen the C4 videos and the children there?Oh its fake is it?so are the videos shown in Rupavahini and those kids in Wilapattu were paid to act dead.

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      The above innocent person was arrested after 2009. If you say, 6 were killed in Wilpattu, I can point out from 1956. These prisoners were beaten to death. Buddhism prevails in SL.

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    IF this guy had the cyanide capsule what will be his dead body’s rites ?

    IF he died as a black tiger, one of his last rites will be making him naked and see whether he is wearing suicide belts/Jackets.

    It will be the same thing if their attempt to the prison – breakout succeeded.

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    Has the government provided proof that he was a LTTE cadre? There are hundreds of Tamil political prisoners banged up without trial for many years. The so called alleged LTTE cadres have never been proven to be and imprisoned on suspicion only. Clearly this man was murdered by the government – a cold blooded murder. The government’s actions has provided another reason to the Tamils to take up arms again.

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      Piranha & Nadesan

      Both of you are missing the point.

      Prison officers or for that matter security forces cannot be the Judge, Jury and the Executioner all at the same time.

      Whether it is Tamil LTTE terrorist or Sinhala JVP terrorist they are innocent until proven guilty. This presumption helps the world to stay decent.

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      There are no political prisners in Sri lanka. only terorists prissioners. Do you too think that you can fool us.If so tou too a terorrist.

      samarasekara

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        samarasekara,
        you are telling us
        “!”””””
        There are no political prisners in Sri lanka. only terorists prisoners.

        SAMARASEKAR.A

        YOU are a big idiot Do you too think that you can fool us.If so tou too a terorrist.

        we have V I Ps, L T T E terrorists Who killed many inocent civilians and service personnels with patronage of incubant president of SRI LAKA and the Security of The Ministry of defense.
        SAMARASEKARA:::::::

        Do you too think that you can fool us.
        If so You too are a Fxxxxxg Big terrorist.

        Dont try to put samara on us,

        get pay from President Secretary

        we have nothing to loose and we are peace loving Sinahalese BUDDHISTS.

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          Miriswththa Appuhamy confirms:

          “we are peace loving Sinahalese BUDDHISTS”.

          Of course you are PIECE loving Sinahalese BUDDHISTS.

          Sinhala/Buddhists love a piece land from Tamil, a piece of land from Muslims, a piece land from coastal Christians, a piece from poor Sinhalese and you love large piece of my ancestral land.

          You are indeed a piece loving people.

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        Read to widen your horizon and to read something else than state controlled media

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      yes, because prisoner maltreatment happens ONLY to tamil people. Look, I’m all for minority equality and accountability for the state’s actions, but when will this ridiculous thought that all this happens ONLY to tamil people stop? has the country even heard of the shit we go through with the state? the young boys killed at angulana, to name one example…

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        kp says:

        “but when will this ridiculous thought that all this happens ONLY to tamil people stop?”

        So what are you doing about it?

        Your stupid argument is flawed: this happens to all the people therefore Tamils have to bear with it.

        The stupid majority elect the government, manned by stupid Sinhalese, run by the stupid Sinhalese bureaucracy and armed forces, and you are proud about it.

        Let the Stupid Tamils have their own stupid government voted by their stupid people, and run by their stupid Tamil bureaucracy and armed forces.

        Then it will be a stupid Tamil problem and it will be theirs and not yours. This way you can get rid of nearly 12% of the stupid people and their stupid problems.

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          Native Vedda,
          So you claim to be the only WISE individual!!!!!
          Then why did you loose your land to Colonialists?

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    No judicial inquiry is reported, no postmortem examination but the authorities have diagnosed “heart attack” as cause of death !!!!!!
    The magistrate should have inquired from the police, at least in his chambers, how the last rites and burial of the body in his home town is a matter of “national security”.
    Not querying, amounts to collusion with police in a “cover up”.
    If this is allowed, the burial of bodies of persons dying in custody in future too, will become matters of “national security” – custodial deaths have been happening regularly past many decades.

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    This is wonder of Asia.UN where r u?

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    Congratulations
    Killing the helpless prisoners is the
    utmost bravery of Sri Lanakan soldiers
    Once again we proved to the world who we are,
    Please recommend the guards for immediate promotion

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    @ people like w.m.k. samarasekara

    Your soldiers and police are very brave, we know that.

    They kill the people in detention,they shoot the people who surrendered. They are all women and men without any arms.

    You don´t have ethics and moral, forget about any international conventions. That is the reason why SL delegation had to face such a dilemma at the last UN Human Right Commission session.

    You have to allow special reporteurs in Sri Lanka for investigations before the end of the year

    You, specially the “Internet Heroes” using mouse as a weapon are special heroes. We have to give some medals for your big mouths

    I see your lack of knowledge in terms of prisoners, pl read the International Humanitarian Law – Treaties & Documents under following link. If you don´t understand ask someone else to explain

    http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/full/305?opendocument

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      Vasu:

      Please check comments under “Tamil Politics Needs Re-thinking” where you will find useful information on genetics.

      I have given a list of research papers published on Sri Lankan Genetics.

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        Thanks Native Vedda, great!

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          Vasu

          After reading those papers I hope you will not determine to remain a stupid Tamil for the rest of your life like your stupid Sinhalese brothers.

          Surprisingly Sri Lanka in the past has produced a few brilliant scholars. I suspect they could be the descendants of Vedda lineage.

          Please if you have time look for papers and books published by:

          Prof Gananath Obeysekre
          Prof R A L H Gunawardana
          Prof K Indrapala
          Prof H L Seneviratne
          Prof Sudharsan Seneveratne
          Prof S U Dereniyagala
          Prof Ci Patmanathan
          Prof K Sivathamby
          Prof Sunil Ariaratna (Dhamila Bouthama)
          Prof Laxman S Perera
          Prof Alvapillai Velupillai

          South India

          Prof K Rajan
          Prof Rajan Gurukkal
          Prof Champahalaxmi

          Please try to avoid Kamalika Pieris, Nalin De Silva, Chambika Ranawake, …………..revisionist Tamil Sinhalese historians.

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          Dear Native (Tamil) Vedda,

          Is it CHAMPIKA or CHAMBIKA ??? Balala Penna Neda Mallen Eliyata ??? Hilarious !!!

          So Which Ancestral (Tamil) Veddas’ Land U Donkey ‘ve been Re-Claiming All These Days ???

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      TERORISTS ARE TERORISTS,

      Weather SINHALA OR TAMIL Terorists are terorista, thete are no good terrorists or bad terrorists. The person who take vepons against un armed person or a state he is terrorists. He is a gearm so, in order to maintain good harmoney of the society,the gearm should be evaquate. You are worring about one man who took leader ship vaunia jail riots.but it was not the root of the problem.

      THE PROBLEM WHAT SRI LANKA IS STILL FACING IS MIS CONCEPT OF FOREGINER S.J.V. CHELLAVANAYAGAM and its concequences. Now don’t you think it is the high time to RE-READ the SJV and validity of thinking on tamil homeland. As far as concern tamils in sri lanka weather they in north or hill country all are coolise.Nothern coolies imported by Douch and hill country coolies imported by British.

      samarasekara

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        samarasekara + Native

        Here we talking about “””””Parents Of Dead Sri Lankan Tamil prisoner ‘Denied Last Rites’””””

        They Rioted Because Of the Best treatment of Government given.
        A prisoner murdered by the government.

        Somebody telling Wilpatthu,And Hathpatthu, somebody telling my ancestral homeland.
        When We DIE YOU CAN TAKE WHOLE THE LAND,BUT WHEN YOU DIE, PLEASE TAKE IT WITH YOU,

        when you are borne in this world You Have right to live and no body is given license to kill.

        every body knows Who Is Terrorist And There Is a process to complete.
        If It was WAR We cannot tell any thing .
        But this man was a SUSPECTED TERRORIST PRISONER , So I OR YOU, ANYBODY cannot Take JUDGEMENT OR ANY DECISIONS.
        IT UP TO THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY.
        Malyasian S J V C is gone, So We do not want His concept or any thing to re read.

        Only My Idea, MY thinking is;

        LIVE AND LET LIVE.

        [Not Cole poter or 10 cc.]

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          Miriswththa Appuhamy

          Even with little education I can your point.

          The way things are my people may not have a piece of land to live and die.

          You should aim your criticism at those land grabbing descendants of Kallathonies who deny my people’s right to live and die peacefully and enjoy the fruits of nature.

          I suggest you people go back to your mother country India and continue your conflict and self destruction.

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        w.m.k.Samarasekara:

        “As far as concern tamils in sri lanka weather they in north or hill country all are coolise.Nothern coolies imported by Douch and hill country coolies imported by British.”

        You may be right, they could be imported coolies.

        However non coolie Tamils and Sinhalese are descendants of Kallathonie asylum seeking Indians or economic refugees from North and South India, including yourself.

        Would you prefer being a descendant of imported coolie or asylum seeking thugs whose ancestors practiced bestiality, parricide and incest?

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          Mr native ,

          you are saying that;

          ####The way things are my people may not have a piece of land to live and die.#####
          At the same time
          I DO NOT AGREE WHAT YOU SAID AS;;;;;##########
          The way things are my people may not have a piece of land to live
          and die.

          You should aim your criticism at those land grabbing descendants of Kallathonies who deny my people’s right to live and die peacefully and enjoy the fruits of nature.

          I suggest you people go back to your mother country India and continue your conflict and self destruction########;;;;;;;;

          ARE they going to live like Bats Or Flying away to Space,

          I have Seen some so called natives at mahaoya ampara road.
          but i saw they smoke Gold leaf cigarettes and so on.
          so my imagination is that they are going to coexists with other races,
          I read In news papers One Mr Gunawardhan from those vedda clan got graduated from USL.
          So on this earth every body got ancesters. no body can claim this is my place.
          [mind you, I do not Believe this Racial business]. Because My race is human race.
          Culture and Mother Tongue is sinhela.
          I trying to follow Buddhist philosophy

          I respect That and Proud of that,

          OUR BLOG TOPIC IS
          Parents Of Dead Sri Lankan Tamil prisoner ‘Denied Last Rites’

          There is no diversion from me;

          when you are borne in this world, You Have right to live and no body is given license to kill you.

          That is what i wrote,
          ###
          Only My Idea, MY thinking is;

          LIVE AND LET LIVE.####

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        You the most primitive sinhalese I ever heard in my life. Others even Wimal Weerawamsa is much better than you

        For your sake I met a lot of progressive sinhalese in my life.

        You don´t know even your own history.

        Any chance to jump out of your balcony from 30th floor? It is really a shame for your community to accomodate a person like you!

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          Vasu

          Please check “Tamil Politics Needs Re-thinking” for information on Genetics.

          You say:

          “You the most primitive sinhalese I ever heard in my life”

          How do you measure primitiveness?

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          TRUTH IS UGLY BUT IT IS NOTHING BUT TRUTH.
          vasu,

          I could understand your feeling,but it is nothing but truth. Two person’s misconcepts make heavy damage to our country. One was foreginer tamil SJV, other man was sinhala ROHANA WIJEWEERA. In order to make his own benifit SJV planted misconcept of homeland which didn’t exist at all. Amerthlingam and others fertilised it and prabakern carried the pratical exercies. What was the ultimatium? more or less 26,000 army prsonel and 30,000 terorists killed.over 1000,000 perpoles (sinhala and tamils) victimised. Now Sambanthen and person like you are too trying to breathing to dead tigers.So what could be the ultimatium? Do you want to create another blood bath?

          On the other hand what JVP is doing? Because of the misconcept of ROHANA WIJEWEERA, nearly 60,000 yourth(tetorrists and others) killed in 1971 and 1988.
          Both are terorists. So it is the high time to re read them.
          You mensioned about the history. Rascal BADUDEEN MAHAMUD baaneed history in year 1971 when he was EDUCATION MINISTER. Any way Prabacaran did one good thing by critising MAHAWANSA. It was fasitinate me to read MAHAWANSA,CHOOLAWANSA,RAJAAWALI,and BODIWANSA, and so on. Then I know the history beter than you.

          What my sujession is IT IS THE TIME TO RE REAAD SJV. If you have better padegory than SJV. you maight have better privilage on it,

          samarasekara

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        Dear Native (Tamil) Vedda,

        Is it CHAMPIKA or CHAMBIKA ??? Balala Penna Neda Mallen Eliyata ??? Hilarious !!!

        So Which Ancestral (Tamil) Veddas’ Land U Donkey ‘ve been Re-Claiming All These Days ???

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    (human) piece(s) loving bloodists (bhudhists)

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      Jegen,
      Seems Like Ever Since vp the Podian met his Nandikadhal in 2009, U’ve been Getting Up in the Morning Hating the Whole World ??? Was it Something Really Difficult to Forget or Let Go, I Mean the Dream of Pee-Laam ???

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    w.m.k.Samarasekara says:

    “Then I know the history beter than you.”

    If so please teach us your version of perverted history.

    Did Vijaya’s ancestors practice bestiality, parricide and incest?

    Can you confirm Buddha’s three visits to the island by other evidence?

    Did Buddha actually cleanse the island? Apart from the literature you mentioned above, were there any physical evidence?

    What language did the people of the island speak at the time of the immaginary VIjaya’s arrival?

    Could you also tell us what religion did the islanders practiced before Buddhism arrived from South India.

    I have more questions for you. The above will do for now.

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    @ w.m.k.Samarasekara

    Your selection of words is an important criteria for your intelligence, your education and your class

    Mention Tamils as coolies says everything about your race and class. Basil Bernstein did an analysis about this. This word was used for south asian poor farmers by english colonial people. But you are a poor sinhalese man, from a repressed grouph, washing and cleaning private household of middle class italians families. They never called you as a coolie eventhough they had a reason to call you

    Baddiyuddin as a rascal gives more detail about your sinhalese chauvenistic mindset

    Mahawamsa is a fiction, written by Tamil buddhist moncs to establish a country for buddhists. During this period sinhalese were not educated in Buddhism.

    Do you believe you are born for a lion. Try to make a baby with your master´s housedog tonight and if you are suceeded I will commit suicide

    Eat well, drink well and use internet to learn something and not to destroy your basic education which was given in SL free of charge.

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      VASU,

      I fully agree upon with you only one point, Poor sinhalees who rendering their services as house hold aids are too coolis. The different between them and tamil coolies in Sri lanka is they are not trying to grab a part in middle East or Italy. They just trying to earn money.

      As far as concern about rascal BADIUDDEEN MAHAMUD, any one could excuse him for converted the education department regional office in Kandy as BADUDEEN MAHAMUD GIRLS COLLAGE, and gave appoinments to muslims who didn’t pass the G.C.E(o) level, These are too wronged but normally politecians are doing this sort of wronge things. But it was the no execuse for him to eliminate the history in school curricular. In this contex MADUM BANDARANAYAKE as the head of the state,too was not preventing from the blame.

      Eliminating history in school curricular make room for fabrigate bogust histry to tamil teroristsand fundermental muslims. So we all aware what was the concequences. I am sorry to chose the word of rascal insted of adding real appropriate word.

      COME TO THE POINT

      Why are you fear to RE-READ FOREGINER SJV?

      I didn’t say his concept was wronge but I said IT IS THE TIME TO RE-READ THE VALIDITY OF HIS MIS CONCEPT.

      You asked did I stand for lions. YES THE MERE FETRUTER OF SINHALEES IS WE ARE NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW OUR LEADERS.fROM THE BIGINING TO END WE ARE DISCUSSING AND MONETORING THE VALIDITY OF THE POINT. That’s why we choose CBK and eleminate her from the political capacity.

      BUT AS FAR CONCERN ABOUT TAMILS WHETHER IT IS TRUE OR NOT THEY ARE BLINDLY FOLLOWING THEIR LEADERS.

      samarasekara

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        Is this so difficult to answer my questions directly? How about the dog? How about Mahawansa? Come to the point my lost SL buddhist son. Which words you have used in past?

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    There is no foul play death of Tamil terrorist in prison.He died natural cause.GOSL having no responsibility of death Tamil terrorist what ever.

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    Kapila Kahapola, UAE:

    Whether it is CHAMPIKA or CHAMBIKA does not matter as long as you know what I meant. Okay you have scored a point.

    Thanks for your complement.

    I am sorry you have no chance of learning anything at all or achieving intellectual redemption as long as you determine to remain stupid and ignorant.

    That is not your fault because you share M20 marker with your Tamil and Sinmhala people also common among the Tamilnadu people.

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      [Edited out],

      It does matter.
      There wont be even a remote chance for someone type Champika as Chambika unless the writer is Tamil… You are Tamil and be proud to claim that you are Tamil…

      What a shame…

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        Kapila Kahapola, UAE:

        “What a shame”

        We are unique race and I am proud to be a Vedda.

        It is a great shame to be a Tamil or a Sinhalese. Don’t lump me into these two self destructive stupid people. That would be the ultimate insult you could heap on me.

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    “ganesan nimala ruban” he is dead,but we should release the political prisoner,we should go to Cort of appeal and release them first after we will come to the stage and we can talk,this simple way .randeera

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    All these tamil buggers should be shot point blank. They are all pigs. S*** eating pigs. 90% of the country hate them and will kill them. dirty dirty pigs.

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