18 September, 2019

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President Rajapaksa Admits To Committing War Crimes

An irked President Rajapaksa has indirectly admitted today that he is in fact guilty of the war crimes allegations that are being levelled against him.

Mahinda_Rajapaksa4_1Speaking at an event held in Matara last afternoon, President Rajapaksa has heavily criticised the ongoing UN HRC inquiry against Sri Lanka on allegations of war crimes and had stated that a certain group within the country is attempting to take him before the International Criminal Courts in Hague.

However, he had said he is not at all worried of such attempts.

“I am not worried at all because I wouldn’t build houses in a cemetary if I was afraid of the devil (මම යකාට බය නම් සොහොනේ ගෙවල් හදන්නේ නැහැ),” he had said. In other words, President Rajapaksa has dissed the international mechanisms attempting to bring justice to victims of war crimes, while admitting he is in fact guilty of the war crimes charges that are being levelled against him.

He had also gone on to state that it will not be easy to defeat him at the upcoming Presidential elections, no matter who is fielded by the Opposition to contest against him.

“Certain foreign influences are interested in appointing an individual who would remain a puppet in their hands. But people recognize such attempts and always oppose them. Defeating me will be extremely tough,” he had added.

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    Well done CT. Thank you.

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      Anpu,

      I don’t understand what you all are euphoric about?

      Mahinda has indirectly admitted today that he is in fact guilty of the war crimes, while the common candidate says he will protect all the war criminals, criminals against humanity, and the Mahinda family from hauled before the international tribunal.

      Where is justice, and redress for more than 147,000 Tamil victims and their relatives?

      This is the type of democracy that condones crimes against humanity by the incumbent and the challenger going to foster in the cursed island?

      Are you are endorsing criminality of the state and its regimes? If you are, you need your heads examined!

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        Thiru,

        I do not simply understand why you are attacking me????????
        What have I said?

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          Anpu,

          It is not an attack on you, but a comment on those who are euphoric of Mahinda’s indirect statement.

          If you take his statement together with Sirisena’s you get a picture of both candidates wanting to protect the mass murderers!

          That’s all.

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        I think you better get your head examined soon ~~~ Where is the justice for thousand and thousand innocent Sinhalese and Muslims killed by LTTE goons and ably supported by Diaspora and its leaders
        Is anybody there to take leaders of current Diaspora Gov. in exile to international court ~ Did TNA raise their voice against LTTE brutality ??? If not for MR and GR by this time LTTE would have had their separate state in North and East ~ All the Micky mouse heros now talking against MR-GR were mongoose during the war ~ Hello now stop talking about war crimes simple truth is in a war against terrorist like LTTE both the parties suffer casualties – specially when LTTE was using innocent tamils as cannon fodder many had to sacrifice their life – now both tamils and sinhalese are free from LTTE – so we need to sit together without any precondition and start solving simpler problems of tamil community – they certainly must not feel aliens in Sri lanka – they also should have similar rights as anybody else – as an initial step both the parties must avoid making demands that will further the suspicion among communities –

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    If you are not afraid, why not surrender to the ICC?

    Coward!

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      Fathima – Lorenzo
      Your agenda is slowly unravelling
      Your motives are now being questioned at LW
      It took those numb nuts so long

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        I have stated very very early he is an LTTEer who wanted to look Sinhalese look bad

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      This MACHO-MALE posturing of the ruling Dictator of Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is a corrupt and criminal thug is an INSULT to the nation and to women in particular. This statement reveals the man for what he is – an uneducated and uncultured thug and KIller of innocents!

      Jarapassa protects rapists and sexual harassers – such as the convicted murderer of and UPFA Provincial Consillar of Tangalle who killed a British tourist and Mervin SIlva’s son who harasses women all over the town, while sneering at international justice mechnisms.

      This thug must be held accountable and tried for his financial crimes and war crimes.

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      With Mahinda accepting committing war crimes and Sirisena vowing to protect the criminals against humanity from prosecution, the island and the state will will continue with mass murders and crimes against humanity in the future too!

      Sri Lanka might as well be called the land of state enforced impunity.

      Good luck to the people of Sri Lanka!

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        Maithripala Sirisena is a experienced politician. He knows that hauling the President who won the War before an International Tribunal is going to shift the Sinhalese vote towards Mahinda. He did not mention that he would not try him locally! When he comes to power he will clean up the Judiciary (They may also start acting independently on their own), and try the man for crimes committed locally which will be sufficient to send him away for life. Our Courts will return to be what they once were, the most respected in the Region. We do not need Foreign Courts to dispense justice. We are quite capable of handling our own affairs. So rest assured justice will be done.

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          bala ,

          You are thinking wishfully about locally trying for war crimes , especially with JHU in their fold.

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      FF – International knows only one side of the story – we who suffered under LTTE knows better than anybody else in the world – unfortunately many are talking of hauling GR-MR to ICC – I should ask from you why should MR go to ICC when the culprits who supported LTTE to commit crimes against innocent srilankans are living freely – here and abroad — how can anybody expect justice when that party based their judgement by listening to one side of the story — idiots who are promoting the concept of taking MR-GR to ICC do not know that it is not a possibility – simply these guys are hate mongers – and contributing towards separating Sinhalese from Tamils

  • 23
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    The only card that is left for MR to play is the foreign conspiracy card. He knows among the Sinhala rank and file this is still a potent card. It will still be a tough task for MR given his utterly blatant misuse of power, the downgrading of the judiciary, making the police impotent, mollycoddling beasts such as the BBS etc and that is not counting the immense corruption.

    Hope he will not succeed in pulling the wool over the masses this time also.

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      BBS Rep

      “for MR given his utterly blatant misuse of power, the downgrading of the judiciary, making the police impotent, mollycoddling beasts such as the BBS etc and that is not counting the immense corruption.”

      MR was able to do all that you describe above all because he won the Demelas, killed more Demelas than any other leaders present or past, refused to implement 13th Amendments and LLRC, being tough on Tamils, assures the people he has powerful friends in higher places including UN, and believes he did liberate the land single-handedly from Tamil terrorists hence he has the right to own it.

      Whats wrong with it?

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        No one votes/voted MR for defeating so called demalas, but yes he was voted for and treated with high regard because he defeated LTTE which is a terrorist that plagued this country for 30 years.

        If any demalas supported LTTE and were sorry supporters of all the terrorism unleashed upon the citizenry of this country they might feel like they were defeated as it is in your case.

        There is no question people who love the country will have respect for MR/GR and SF for defeating terrorism no matter how much they hate their corruption and authoritative rule

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          That is true. You are perfectly right.

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          Such,

          You need to be consistent when it comes to finding rational! You say that the Sinhala who loved the country would respect MR/GR. Does this mean the likes of Lasantha did not love the country?

          Many Tamils did not like the modus-operandi of the LTTE, but felt had no choice but to hope that the LTTE would survive so that the Tamils would not be over-run by the Sinhala. This was/is the fear that the Tamils are dealing with. The actions of the MR regime have not in any way alleviated their fear.

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            JPS Such the Ouch,is more of a school drop out
            a naxalite unleashed by the regime.
            -JPS – Just Plain Stupid .

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              even prabha was a school drop out ne…you people worship school drop outs!

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                Such you are the epitome of the southern gass gemba.
                For you all your five fingers are the same size therefore even a robot cannot perform to any form of efficiency.

                Gamyata magic kollo- ella kolla’s cousin.

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            Please understand what I have said. Irrespective of all the wrongs of MR, people who love the country will have respect for finishing the war. Even the tamils who lived under war would be grateful to MR if they think sensibly. Lasantha too would be and should be grateful for ending the war.

            I have seen tamils saying they disagree with the modus operandi of LTTE, but I have seen no tamil other than few like Kadiragamar who has acted or even voiced against LTTE terrorism. And interestingly the tamils like Kadiragamar and even Thiruchelvam are enemies and traitors for the very same tamils who say they disagree with LTTE modus operandi.
            After keeping silent for 3 decades of mayhem (not only silence but supporting) and now saying we don’t agree with LTTE modus operandi after LTTE is destroyed by SLA , doesn’t it sound hypocritical? I guess so.

            “but felt had no choice but to hope that the LTTE would survive so that the Tamils would not be over-run by the Sinhala”
            I will answer this in 3 ways.

            Number 1:
            And let’s say you had a reasonable fear that Tamils will be overrun by Sinhala, let me agree with you for a second. Then where did you draw the line, ok now we will now stop LTTE modus operandi? LTTE continued from burning other tamils alive to killing people in suicide bombs, massacring Sinhala villagers (and muslim) in border villages where little babies were thrashed on tree trunks still you did not feel like LTTE should be stopped.
            Actually you did no consider any massacre of any non tamils. That is the reality. You never had or felt the need to draw a line and say this is enough. You wanted it to continue because you thought you can make Sinhalese knelt down by unleashing unspeakable violence on them. So this mourning about human rights and democracy, rule of law coming of very same LTTE supporters is shallow.

            Number 2:
            Let’s say you did not like modus operandi of LTTE but you could do nothing to stop them. Let’s assume so. Now LTTE is no more. Do we see any condemnation of LTTE modus operandi at least now? What we see is the politicians of tamils (who were LTTE proxies) and even Tamil public (the ones referred to as innocent civilians) even celebrating LTTE violence. Instead of showing their disgust and condemnation towards LTTE and its modus operandi Tamils celebrate him. You can’t light lamps for Prabha and come and say we don’t agree with LTTE modus operandi. Do you really think others buy what you say? Even your CM of NPC who held a respected position in SL, who was paid by SLn money and who enjoyed every benefit as a high court judge with SLn money end up saying the very man who had killed thousands of SLns is a hero. Is that ‘disagreeing with LTTE modus operandi’?

            Number 3:
            Was tamils over run by Sinhala in a manner the brutal terrorism of LTTE is justified? It is a strict NO. Apart from the race riots in 83 Tamils had a relatively better life in South. Did not tamils from north and east migrate to south in hundreds? What happened to them? Didn’t they make a living, got an education, settled down, celebrated their culture, start a business and do almost everything a Sinhala would do in SL?

            How did the tamils in LTTE held areas live? Who paid for their salaries in admin jobs? Pension? Education? Healthcare ? and even food were sent from government. Is that being overrun by Sinhala?

            During the period of 81 to 2011 the Sinhala population rose by 38.4% (can’t remember the exact) when tamil % rose by 38%. Could that happen in a country where Tamils are under subjugation and genocide?

            And another thing, SL gover started and even funded universities in North and East (even Jaffna university which was a citadel in tamil racism). SL government paid salaries and kept professors in tamil cultural legacies of this country (ex: Prof Vithyanandan on Koothu ). There was no cultural genocide as alleged by tamil racists. So within this circumstances I don’t understand how anyone with a conscience can justify LTTE brutal terrorism on SLns.

            And lets take the same argument given by you, that you had to endure LTTE terrorism no matter how bad it is because you wanted to stop being overrun by Sinhalese. Then isn’t Sinhalese argument, that they will endure any crime by SLA and this government because they wanted to stop LTTE brutal terrorism?

            And stop saying you had no control over LTTE. Individually you might not. But it is the collective support and funding of LTTE that kept it going. You were the oxygen of LTTE

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          Bull shit! Citizens of Sri Lanka do not owe anything to Mahinda or any other politician for ridding SL from terrorism after all it is not the people of SL that brought about terrorism but the politicians themselves; especially after SLFP’s SWRD’s rhetoric on Sinhala only stance.
          People paid the price in blood and taxes to rid terrorism so why the [Edited out] should we be grateful to[Edited out] from Hambanthota?

          Only thing MR has done is rob the people again by replacing terrorism with despotic autocracy.

          PEOPLE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE NEW REGIME (IF THERE IS ONE) TO PROTECT THIS FAMILY OF ROGUES, MURDERERS, DRUG BARONS…..

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            SWRD is responsible for everything is an old dated excuse given by many. Research into SL history will always tell you how it different really is. Especially how tamil politicians too are responsible for it.

            And still, if not for MR and Gota bombs would be exploding in colombo with people dieing in war front.

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          `There is no question people who love the country will have respect for MR/GR and SF for defeating terrorism no matter how `

          Modaya they are just another wash and wear werewolfs that don’t last forever.

          Everybody disliked Churchill after the war as he was not a peace time hero.

          Its difficult to be both we are just human.

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            Wasn’t your so called catholic school good in english education? Because its student cant write anything properly

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        Native Vedda, I know you mean well, but the pejorative name calling is deeply offensive to every moderate Sri Lankan. The Tamil people have been mistreated for decades as a result of weak leaders who relied on pledges the majority Sinhalese gave the colonists, but woefully reneged upon. We can no longer treat them as second class citizens. They are entitled to Power Sharing and equality in employment in the Civil Service and the Security Forces. Only then could we strut about with our heads held high as having done the right thing and shame the likes of USA and UK off their high horse.

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      A must read book for all Sri Lankans:

      “Sri Lanka’s Secrets”
      How the Rajapakse Regime gets away with murder
      by Trevor Grant.

      It was recently released and gives the gory details of Rajapakse Regime’s butchery of Tamils – I find it excruciating to read.

      They were really having a devil’s works in the Vanni.

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        The country is full of all kinds of crimes,not
        only murder.This book could reveal a lot about
        Vanni in war by both Srilankan and Indian Army
        during the war but the South was also running
        safer for a whole lot of crimes in peace.While
        North was being destroyed by war,the South
        developed a haven for criminals.Millionaires
        were blackmailed,kidnapped and even murdered.
        A DIG is being held in connection with the
        contract killing of businessman Shyam.A PS
        chairman is in prison for the murder of a British
        tourist.Extra judicial killings,drug related
        crimes,rapes,sexual bribes,land robberies,
        schools becoming torture centres,exams leaked,
        and you just name it,there’s a supply.Creation
        of BBS went an extra mile with Muslim leaders
        still hanging on, presumably in fear of political
        revenge.The broad daylight shooting between two
        rivals of the regime,both were in the close
        circle of the president,the case is still in
        court.The South devastated!

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        Thiru,

        Thank you. “Sri Lanka’s Secrets” is a real eye opener.

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    Yes, even imagining the defeat of the incumbent is not possible. All
    set for a do or die win:- MANUFACTURE YOUR OWN BALLOT PAPERS FIRST. how???

    “A lathe machine at Welisara Navy Camp has been dismantled and an imported printing machine is being placed there instead, say sources at the camp. This location has been declared out-of-bound for the naval ratings. Coordinator in this task is a Rajapaksa, Navy officer and the second son of the president”
    source: lankawebnews

    My3 has to follow suit of My1 to make the playground even. !!!!!

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      CT:-
      “He had also gone on to state that it will not be easy to defeat him at the upcoming Presidential elections….”

      Note; that he says ‘it will not be easy’.
      He does not now say it will be impossible.

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      MR already wasted 500 Million Rupees to print Mud posters and CDs against Ranil by by the time he found that Ranil will not contest for Presidential elections.

      Surely MR will use all the available resources to steal next Presidential elections and he boast about it.

      Only option opposition has is to gather as many intelligence as possible and reveal them to media and to the international community.

      Also bring in International monitors and Media to cover Presidential elections.

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    An irked President Rajapaksa has indirectly admitted today that he is in fact guilty of the war crimes allegations that are being levelled against him.

    What about the Crime after the End of the War?

    Video: Anura predicted cross over by Maithri’s & Rajitha in 2010

    http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7891:anura-predicted-cross-over-by-maithris-a-rajitha-in-2010&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

    SUNDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2014
    The Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka, in a statement in Parliament on 08.09.2010, had predicted that Ministers Maithripala Sirisena and Rajitha Senaratna would leave the government.

    The JVP Leader has made this prediction participating in the debate to abolish the 17th amendment and adopt the 18th amendment.

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      Amarasiri:

      Now, you are sure, he will be taken to Hague.

      Dumb readers need to understand that the president is fooling rural villagers simply to get their votes.

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    Even the new born babies will say Jayawewa……

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    MR trying his level best to tie himself to 2009 victory to win the election because without this he has only corruption and wastage of state funds to show.

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    With this kind of proof he will surely be found guilty in the Court of Demezh Eezham. That still exists, right? :D

    The Sri Lanka haters seem to be getting really, really hysterical and desperate – maybe it’s the weather :D

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      `maybe it’s the weather :D `

      nope its variable WW presently coooL.

      `That still exists, right? :D`

      Bīngbiàn pī tuǐ ( mutiny split the legs)

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      Siva-whatever:
      “…..and the horse you rode in on.” You probably don’t know the whole of that, do you? You really should, though.

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        The resident poet has made his valuable contribution :D

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          Bunker :D

          Rat-a-Tat-Tat with a Baseball Bat

          tatto to tooth ratio:

          Low marble count.

          Papa not coming for semana santa?

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      SARAMA;

      Don’t you know that, Saddaam Hussain, Muahmar Al Gaddafi and a likes Admitted their crimes before they die in in Shit drains.
      One day your Patrons Jarpassas also have to pay the same prices.

      How much looted money your hyenas, they have is immaterial, As It is not going to protect their lives.

      Ask your boss, this Malaccan, Does he knows about some thing called Karma that we Buddhists believe?????????????.

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    Wee Thamizh Senior Journalist D: Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

    Brilliant keep typing your thoughts.

    “With this kind of proof he will surely be found guilty in the Court of Demezh Eezham.”

    I assume you were a legal eagle before taking up journalism at a ripe old age. You must be very brave and experienced hack to work as a senior journalist where very junior Lasantha Manilal Wickrematunge failed.

    What did the flimsy evidence the executioner produced before Lasantha was assassinated? As a Wee Thamihz Senior Journalists you would have seen it.

    “The Sri Lanka haters seem to be getting really, really hysterical and desperate”

    You mean Gota, MR, BR, …. Dayan, David…..

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    CT has done its best to misinterpret what mohomud rajapass has said. but CT, you failed yet again

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    we don’t care even mohomud rajapassa committed war crimes,because it’s on stupid tamils and we WON the war finally. that’s what matters

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    MR has indeed built his house in a country that has been turned in to a cemetary by him. The cemetry in which everything decent, honourable, moral, ethical and right were buried eight feet deep or cremated to ashes.

    The country has to resurrect from its grave or rise from its ashes!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      these people talk as if everything in SL had been beautiful and alive until 2005. Uncle where were you when Prabha was killing civilians?

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        Such,

        Get a grip man; DR RN was a MR supporter until recently! He hoped that MR would bring about justice for all. He has now finally realised about the true nature of the regime that MR leads.

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          No one here doubts MR did not do what he promised. there is a lot to disagree with MR.
          I am sure NR was not a MR supporter during war period. He supported MR after war as a practical step for a tamil. That is not supporting MR but being rational and sensible.

          My point was everything bad in SL did not start with MR in 2005. Where he was and where his concerns of human rights were when bombs were exploding in SL and little kids were butchered in border villages when tamil kids were sent to war front? where was this urgency for righteousness? This is a question i think relevant to many Tamils here (hidden LTTE supporters).

          To them any violation of HR was right as long as Prabha could deliver eelam.

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            ouch, rotten reeker rabbit – tal tal tal..

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              Javi old chap, have you considered writing in English for a change?

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        Dear Nephew Sach,

        Where were you when I was called a traitor for criticizing the LTTE? Where were you when I was praising the positives and criticizing the negatives of the MR government? Where were you when I was laying out the situation in the north and east post war,including the positives and negatives? Where were you when I published a road map for the north and the east for post-war development, which was also forwarded to the president? Where were you, when I criticized the 18th amendment and called the events of that time the ‘cabaret dance by a burqa-clad male’? Where were you when I criticized the MR government on how it dealt with CJ Shirani Bandaranayake?

        I am a citizen, resident in Sri Lanka, who has a right to judge anyone in public life, whether a party, politician or militant. It is my right to praise, criticize, support or oppose, according to my judgement. It is also my right to change my opinion, as things change or when I as a citizen feel cheated. Truth as I perceive perceive it, is my only reference point. Keep well and sleep well.

        Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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          You have every right to practice your constitutional rights. That is not what i asked. I asked you did you support MR during war when it was the extremely necessary to destroy LTTE?

          What you did post war is good but still doesn’t answer my question which is more about war period.

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            Nephew Sachs,

            Yes. I started writing on the issue, long before MR came to power, especially after the advent of the Norwegian sponsored ceasefire agreement. Read my article titled, ‘ Peace to Pieces’ and other articles centred In that period.

            Although, it is not documented, I was skeptical about the Tamil militancy, even in the early 1970’s. I tended to believe that it lacked the emotional dimension, required to draw all theTamils into a mass movement. It was not centred on Tamil as a language and/ or Hinduism as a religion or land. It was largely centred around the economic grievances of the Tamil minority, as the primary factor. Even the grievance about restricted access to higher education, had an economic dimension. if on the other hand, if language, religion and land had been the prime factors of concern, most Tamils would have been emotionally involved to a much greater extent and hence ready to sacrifice much more, instead of becoming spectators, who contracted their struggle to the youthful militants. The militants would not have been isolated from the people. The people would not have been largely rendered mute spectators. The people would not have migrated for economic reasons. The able would not have sent their children to safety, while other’s children were left to fight and die. There would not have been a need for forced conscriptions etc. No government or army could have cripple the struggle by isolating and killing the militants.

            This did mean that I did not accept that the Tamils had a valid cause. They yet do. I very concerned about the continuation of this situation, even after the hell they have come through. However, I did not agree with the path it took, where it ultimately led and how the Tamil politicians abdicated their responsibility for the fire they ignited.

            Can you now tell me, whether you ever expressed your concern about what was being done to the Tamils in Sri Lanka, as a human being? Have you expressed concern about Tamil concerns remain unaddressed even five years after the war? Would this situation been acceptable, if you were aTamil?

            Uncle (Dr. RN)

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              Dr RN,

              “Tamil politicians abdicated their responsibility for the fire they ignited” Please explain. Thanks

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                Dear Anpu,

                I am sure you lived through the pre-Vattukottai and post-vattukottai periods. Under the Amirthalingam leadership, miltancy was encouraged. Sivakumaran and Prabaharan were regular visitors to the Amirthalingam residence. Amirthalingam, his wife and many other political leaders were talking in a language that agitated disgruntled youth. Anyone opposing them were ‘Thurohis’ and there was much cheering when such individuals were beaten or killed. They had no practical solutions on offer for the increasingly disenchanted Tamil youth.

                I had close contacts with Amirathalingam soon after the 1977 riots. When we as young graduates from Peradeniya were trying to moblise the riot affected public servants and others in Jaffna, for a different type of non-violent, but agitational politics. Amirthalingam and Company, were highly worried and tried to thwart our efforts. When we tried to keep Amirthalingam informed of what we were rying to do, he ran to JRJ seeking sollutions to what we were trying to do on our own initiative. The whole project collapsed as a result. The enthroned Tamil ledaership smothered any chance for political alternatives to emerge. This same attitude was adopted by the LTTE. What we were able to sucessfully accomplish was to hold a two day seminar on ‘Regional development’ at the Jaffna University, in which Neelan Thiruchelvam also participated.

                Amirathalingam was a through and through politician without any vision or wisdom. I also met him subsequenly in Canada in the company of Prof A.J. Wilson. He was selling the District Council system. When I questioned whether the powers given to these councils were to catch stray dogs and clean toilets, in the bsence of taxation powers, he had no answer. They were glorified Municipal Councils. It was too little too late and Amirthalingam was trying sell countefeit goods on behalf of JRJ.

                This game-playing attitude led to the Tamil political ledadership losing control over the militancy they seeded. They also became the enemies of the militants. Instead of being able to control the militancy, they were subsequently controled by a militancy that increasingly took on hues of terrorism. They paid with their lives and the Tamils lost their political high ground. The Tamils were of course pushed further into a bottomless pit by the combined efforts of the LTTE and the GOSL.

                The failure of the Indo-Lanka accord (& the 13th amendment), Chandrika’s consitutional proposals and the Norwegian sponsored ceasefire agreement, could ALSO be attributed equally to the Tamil political leadership.

                Dr.RN

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                  Thanks a lot DR RN. I appreciate.

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                  Please tell this to Burning issue as well. I have told him many times Tamil politicians too should be responsible for the present crisis in SL and tamils as a community should grow up to acknowledge that.

                  But as usual ‘it is always Sinhala’s fault’ line, they are incapable of any self criticism.

                  And Mr.RN, just like Amirthaligams did play with the issue, current Wiggies, Sampandan do the same.

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                  RN

                  It was all along power hunger of the Tamil leaders that destroyed the demands, ambitions and expectations of the Tamil people. Amirthalingam became ambitious, Prabaharan became ambitious. All the Tamil politicians were ambitious and failed to achieve what was expected of them by the Tamil people. How did Amirthalingam approve the 13th amendment and the Indo-Ceylon Agreement without discussing with others. There were many Tamils who were opposed to the 13th amendment. He esteemed himself as the big man. Similarly Prabaharan esteemed himself as a big man and sole representative of the Tamil people without adhering to the voice of the Tamil people.
                  It is really foolhardy to go on focussing on the failures of the Tamil leaders then and now because it is sickening.

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              I am not arguing you on the grievances of the tamil people, especially economic as I too believe in it. But I disagree with your point that everything bad happened during MR period and he is the one to be responsible for cemeteries and suffering of people. That is what I pointed out as wrong because people here (some with agendas) try to depict everything bad happened during MR time and ultimately MR defeating LTTE was wrong. It is with this notion I have a problem with.
              If you spoke against LTTE during war, well that is good and appreciated. But the same cannot be said to majority of the tamils here (in this forum itself) who talk about MR.
              And about me, I did and continue to speak against MR’s handling of tamil issue. To this date I am a strong supporter of 13A and believe successful NPC is a must. I am a vocal supporter of 13A and much more space for tamil people in the central government (if we are to call national gover like that) in my own social circles. I am a believer that incentives should be given to tamils by the gover to become a part of national government.
              I was born in late 80s and not much exposed to anti tamil riots as you so what I could do to prevent such a situation is out of the question. But since my first vote it has always been for the side that supported a pro devolution stance.

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                Sach,
                “everything bad happened during MR period and he is the one to be responsible for cemeteries and suffering of people”

                Not everything.

                It all started in 1919 (+ or – few years).
                During MR – Definitely more killings by armed forces, Rape, militarisation, land grab,…

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                  “During MR – Definitely more killings by armed forces, Rape, militarisation, land grab,… “

                  Yes killing because SL was in a state of war. what to u expect in a country in a state of war? The point is MR stopped all that.

                  I have big issues with the way MR handles NPC, same way i have problems with how TNA politicians act. So it is useless to point out MR for every little thing while not pointing out what others did

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                Nephew Sach,

                MR and his government had a golden opportunity to cast Sri Lanka in a golden mould after the war. He did not. He did not understand the underlying causes for Tamil dissatisfaction or cared tuppence for Tamil concerns. He thought that post -war reconstruction alone will pacify the Tamils. He foisted his preferred Tamil politicians on the Tamils. He adopted the LTTE as his proxy in many areas, while labelling the Tamil people as LTTE supporters. He permitted his cronies to rob the Tamils. He made the north and east occupied territory. The army sponsored war monument in Mullaitivu states that the armed forces ‘ Conquered’.How could any government in Sri Lanka conquer Sri Lankan citizens?

                Further, he and his government have misgoverned this country badly and disgracefully, as never before. Things were getting progressively bad before, but he has made things precipitously bad. Yes, he has beautified the country and improved the infra structure. He depleted the bank coffers and credit for investment virtually dried up. The infra structure development should have been the horse that pulled the economic carriage. Unfortunately, he uncoupled the carriage from the horse and the horse started galloping ahead on its own.
                He used nepotism, corruption and lawlessness as tools of his type of governance. He has debased all institutions in this country. He was ready to box below the belt and justify it. He was ready to stoop to any level to glorify himself and his family. He was much much more duplicitous, unethical, arrogant, pompous and pretentious, than those who preceded him.

                Do you want to hear more?

                Uncle ( Dr.RN)

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                  Yes of course MR is everything you said. I have no argument over that and why should I when I agree with you. All the nepotism, corruption, unethical, arrogant, pompous and pretentious everything is MR and we dislike him to the core. There is no change in that.

                  But however wrong he is he has delivered the biggest relief for the people in SL, he stopped war. For a man who stopped war, I think we should have some respect. It doesn’t mean we should forget all other bad he did.
                  I have no issue with pointing at MR for the issues you said, but when it comes to war, the finger pointing is done with a hidden agenda. And pointing is done by people who had funded a war in SL that has cost many lives and made many people suffer. That I have a problem with.

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                    Sach

                    JRJ could have finished the war.
                    Premadasa could have finished the war
                    And CBK could have achieved that.
                    None of them are today accused of war crimes and
                    no arm supplier flooded the country with
                    unbearable and unnecessary development projects
                    and high interest commercial loans,like China as a
                    result.And the media was in complete darkness.Yes
                    hundreds dying in installments by bomb blasts stopped
                    but thousands and thousands were sacrificed from all
                    sides,Army,civilians and LTTE to stop the menace.The
                    question asked now is whether the war was fought
                    lawfully respecting international rules!True,
                    terrorists are lawless and brutal, and equally true,
                    elected UN member countries are not.

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        Sach the old fool,

        Tiger support, International conspiracy, etc, etc are all old tune. It is long past its shelf life and already exceeded the expiry date. It is not going to work this time, you have to invent a new story.
        Down with the Dictator and up with a peoples national government.

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          Before calling others idiot, please touch over your head and see whether anything peculiar is coming out.
          I am not saying we need MR and i have never ever voted for MR and wont be voting for him.
          My point is people who kept silent and supported LTTE (may be NR is not guilty of this but majority of tamils here belong to that category) has no right to point at MR. No matter how bad MR is, he with GR ended SL war and we as citizens of this country should be grateful for that. And respect that.

          And stories like international conspiracy and tiger support are not old tune but very real.

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      Hi Doctor – Go and see a good neurologist ASAP – you are certainly suffering from Dementia — with old age this happens and when it is serious they forget past — In fact I see today dementia is becoming an epidemic – I understood this after reading the comments of many of the guys in this blog

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    I think we should not take the acting of a politician seriously. Politicians do step out of bounds and sensible ones do so with a cover so that they are not tainted.

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      ¬¬I think we should not take the acting of a politician seriously.¬¬

      Suckers yep suckers as and when it suits them

      Macho Sh**S & also Sha*s

      Croney posse ConseeMu!

      Garfield’s garters Goober!

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    If war crime charges ever come, Dayan, Rajiv should be hauled before the courts too, for they egged on and defended alleged criminal activity of some members of our Armed Forces.

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      If that is the case should not all tiger supporters in west and TN be hauled before the courts for terrorism and war crimes against people of sri lanka?

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    It reminds me of the Arab Spring. If Rajapaksaa wins there should be one in Sri Lanka and perhaps the South Indians would join. Would the Muslims join? Or the Sri Lankan Indians for that matter. Could it be possible?

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    Next will be a confession by the other mass murderer Gota.
    Sirisena is playing politics when he says that he will prevent these mass murderers being taken to The Hague.
    Well if they don’t go they will be tried in absentiia and face the consequences that follow.

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    Rajapakse is one of the worst leaders of the 21st century and he I uttering nonsense now. No war criminal can escape from accountability and if the international community allows these begging nations criminals to escape how can they control and police the rest of the world? All war criminals who are diplomats all over the world should investigated and punished.

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    Loku Athula’s final meeting was with MR. What happened????

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    LTTE did not form to enjoy or partying or topple government, they decided to sacrifice their life for the future generation of tamils because tamil polititians told that they can not do anything with this majority singhales governments, it is up to younger generation to do something.LTTE always stayed in north and east and they did not kill any enemies outside their teritory but army killed majority of tamils in tamil area. Even bees attack you if you disturbe their nest. Until now the singhalese government did not resolve tamils issues and concentrating on blaming LTTE, Diaspora or some immaginary enemy. Tamis are not against singhalese or willing to take an inch of sinhalese land but MR and others stealing tamils land.west and India distroyed LTTE , so they have to find a solution for us.

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      “LTTE always stayed in north and east and they did not kill any enemies outside their teritory”

      hell ya

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    President Mahinda Rajapasase was elected represtantitive by whole Island by the majority of people.

    He carry sovereignty and responsibility of People’s mandate as Independence nation according wish of people. In the democratic model like SRI LANKA, a constituency with well-defined interest empowers, its representative act on behalf on national interest to eliminated LTTE ruthless Tamil outfit.

    By and large war on Terror lunch by against people of Sri Lankan by Tamil terror outfit of LTTE that which terrorist whole an island of people, that which says people and its President have no any right to defeated the Tamil Terrorist by security forces?

    What is meaning of Security, Peace and Protected of Citizens by accountability of Elected Government under leadership of President of Sri lanka?

    Protected that People Rights how that become WAR CRIME?

    We are totally support President defeated LTTE by that interest on behalf Demcratic, Independent and Sovereignty Rights of our nation and Country.

    The electorate is the ultimate sources of political democracy mandate and elections ultimate vehicle for accountability of democracy. NOT that UN human Rights Commission or Hage War Tribunal or Diaspora back by Tamil terrorist in LTTE few countries,who that decided by War Crimes against President of Sri lanka.

    Tamil Terrorist in and outside Sri Lankan that totally undermine world peace and democratic ORDER.

    President of Sri Lankan has been FREE FROM all so-called charges of that exonerated War Crime by Tamil Terrorist charge that People’s electoral mandate by nation state having secure right of country and global governances of democracy.

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      `He carry sovereignty and responsibility of People’s mandate `

      Cutout,get washed Milton `sovereignty lies in the people` like we seen in the Balkans, Middle East.That exactly is what the authors of Greek Democracy wanted and practiced. Not the vote which is for party.

      Wisdom is never wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

      Satakaya Hato! (hang’em high)

      Sarema Hato!

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    Since this bugger admits to war crimes, he should suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein, not forgetting his brother Nande Master!

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    GET THIS BLOODY UNEDUCATED UNDERWORLD CRIMINAL RAJA CROOK OUT OF POLITICS IN THIS STUPID HOPELESS COUNTRY AT LEAST NOW TO SAVE THIS NATION WITHOUT FALLING INTO FURTHER ANARCHY.

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    Nothing to be alarmed for he was on this occasion addressing the constituency of the Sinhala chauvinist polity.

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