28 September, 2020

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Protest To Be Held Outside UN Headquarters Against President Rajapaksa

Tamils from US and Canada are due to gather before the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday (24) afternoon, in protest of President Rajapaksa‘s visit to New York and his address before the UN General Assembly.

Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa

The rally is due to be held from 1 – 5 pm outside the UN office and it is held in order to urge the UN officials including UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon and the UNGA President to:

– Condemn Sri Lanka’s denial of visa to the OHCHR panel appointed to probe in war crimes allegations in Sri Lanka

– Ensure the protection of witnesses and urge the Sri Lankan President to refrain from harming Tamils who testify before the UN body

– Warn the Sri Lankan President of the cosequences for intimidating and persecuting potential witnesses of the OHCHR probe, as Government Ministers have already threatened with legal action against those testifying before the UN inquiry

– Urge all present before the assembly to refrain from allowing President Rajapaksa from using his appearance before the UN to sanitize his international crimes

“President Rajapaksa is not just a war criminal but a perpetrator of genocide,” the TGTE has further stated in the media release circulated on the rally that is to be held on Wednesday.

President Rajapaksa left for New York today to address the UNGA on September 24.

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  • 18
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    Hot on the heels of devastation at home will be humiliation abroad.

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      CHANAKYAN .

      While exposure is good, by bringing the problem to the surface, it needs to be articulated well and at the grass roots level. Separatist Tamils have been doing this for many years. had their VP and could not even control the maniac. So, The Tamils, the Muslims and Sinhala including the Native Veddah Aethho suffered..

      See What the Voters of Uva have done? Kind of like what Thomas Paine did for America in 1776.

      Read, the Common Sense Pamphlet , by Thomas Paine, that inspired the American Revolution along with the other events. Common Sense (pamphlet)

      Produce a Commons sense Pamphlet for Sri Lanka and say why it is in the best interest of the people of Sri Lanka to remove the King, aka Rajapaksa Dynasty from power and let the Republic be a republic and Not a dynasty. This Pamphlet, in Sinhala, Tamil and English, need to be sent to each and every Sri Lankan Citizen, just like Thomas Paine Common sense pamphlet. The Tamils will achive better resuylts fot the Tamils anbd tjhe other Citizen’s of Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, this way.

      Expose, Expose and Expose.

      Learn from Thomas Paine, not Velupillai Prbakaran.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)

      Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

      Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

    • 4
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      This hora uguduwa MR has ruined our nation. We have no place as srilankens on International STAGE today. Ballige putha and crew are good at eleiminiation any kind of high criminals only for their survival while also paving avenues for high cirminals to get bred easily. Today, the crime rate is on a rise in the country as no other times in the past. No other leaders abused laws to the manner Rajapapskshes have been upto. On day light they murder and be away from being caught by laws. No laws no courts. All are on their hands. They hire planes to their entourages while sending poor man even more poor. Studies point it clear over 60% of the folks living in the island are under poverty though their propaganda statistics say something palatable to the world in order to cheat IMF and any other bodies. All these calculations are being made wihtout giving any transparecy or accountabalitiy. Almost everyone in academia are fed up on the way they abuse education and higher education in the country today. As no other govt, the current has failed to hold school examination without being abused. Students have no hostels, but they they abuse funds for road making – all because of the pportions that Rajapakse goons get as commisions should be safeguarded in order to MR system to continue. Else, Maharaja has to face charges from his high criminals surrouneded – now to this date, I believe, the bunch did steal the funds the IC donated for tsunami victims. These funds and KPs funds are sealed no nothing is like records are there so that people could feel this man has done a good job. War winning was a good thing but since then, he has looted the nation, sold out the nation as nothing worst can be.

  • 18
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    RE:

    Protest To Be Held Outside UN Headquarters Against President Rajapaksa

    Good. Expose, Expose and Expose.

    Make noise, make more noise.

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      Amarasiri, much as I share your sentiments I think washing our dirty linen in the international arena is not a good idea as it will harm our tourist trade in which a whole lot of our brothers and sisters depend in Sri Lanka. There are other ways of showing our disapproval. E.g. campaign to vote these buggers out.

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        Sylvia Haik

        “..international arena is not a good idea as it will harm our tourist trade in which a whole lot of our brothers and sisters depend in Sri Lanka. There are other ways of showing our disapproval. E.g. campaign to vote these buggers out “”

        Partially agree, because there will always be collateral damage, just like GSP Plus, the Family did not care.

        However, keeping silent is still worse.

        So, Expose, Expose and Expos and Make noise, make more and mote and mote noise. The noise will filter down to the natives, and they will ask what this noise is all about…

        Want to expose more? Be an anonymous Author, Thomas Paine style, 1776, and expose..

        Sylvia Haik can you be the Anonymous Author the and Produce Sri Lankan version of Common Sense in Sinhala, Tamil and English? You will do as much service to Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, just like Thomas Paine did for America and France.You can expand this write up, and get there.

        Say, Because I have Common Sense, I will not vote for Mr. Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa had the opportunity. The power corrupted them. The People are sick of them. They even used Buddhism towards their ends. Even Sinhala Buddhists are fed up them, and they are showing their true colors.

        An Anonymous Author like Thomas Paine is needed with a Common Sense Pamphlet to expose the King, King George, the Rajapaksa Clan. Read, the Common Sense Pamphlet , by Thomas Paine, that inspired the American Revolution along with the other events. Common Sense (pamphlet)

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)

        Produce a Commons sense Pamphlet for Sri Lanka and say why it is in the best interest of the people of Sri Lanka to remove the King, aka Rajapaksa Dynasty from power and let the Republic be a Republic and Not a dynasty. This Pamphlet, in Sinhala, Tamil and English, need to be sent to each and every Sri Lankan Citizen, just like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet.

        Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

        Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

  • 12
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    Why only Tamils.

    I think the Muslims and even the real patriotic Sinhalese also should join in for the scant regard MARA gives to all democratic norms of Sri Lanka.

    Let me say why,

    1. For letting lose BBS Dogs on Muslims.
    2. Trailing to kill BAR Association President.
    3. Conducting Elections under Threat, Intimidation & Bribes.
    4. Appointing Judges to Appeal/Supreme Court, persons of tainted and tarnished records who will toe the line of MARA & Co.
    5. Not allowing any Government Dept, to function independently.
    6. Suppressing all media institutions and not letting any dissent to be reported.
    7. Seeking a 3rd term contrary to all legal norms.

    The list only goes on and on and all civic minded people should protest, regardless of religion and party affiliations against this MONSTER.

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      Even after letting lose BBS Dogs on Muslims the Muslims voted for MARA.
      these Muslims will never change, it is a shame on the Muslims.

  • 6
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    ansar,
    This kind of activities will never bring positive results. Sinhalese and smart Muslims will use other methods to solve Sri Lanka’s internal problems and that is through elections; voting him out. Separatist Tamils have been doing this for years. What have they achieved other than inflaming MR and even losing duel citizenship, heavy handed security, surveillance, extending presence of Armed forces in the N&E etc. etc.?

  • 2
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    Eusense,

    Your point well taken. But do you think that MARA will relinquish power through democratic ways. He is so drunk with power together with his no bars hold brother GOTA, he will go to any extend to hold onto power. Just look at the aftermath of UVA election. There is so much violence as we speak, which is only a tip of the iceberg. I bet you MARA will unleash hell on all people, regardless of religion if he is threatened with loss of power.

    That is why, I am saying all people should join in to show the world that, he is telling a pack of lies, when he says the masses are behind him. You know that, this cannot be done in our soil due to the almost military rule in our country.Just recall Weliweriya, I am sure you will agree with me.

    I also know that UN is not the best option available, but it is the only option available under the present circumstances.

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      Ansar,
      The recent elections have shown that MR & company may be soon out of the scene. After all Sri Lankans appear to see what is happening.
      In fact people should not join this protest for the reason that it is organized and carried out by anti Sri Lankan terrorist groups carrying Parayabakaran pictures and Elam flags. With ISIS terror looming around the world and Obama talking at the UN against this group, why should anybody in their right mind support another terror group? Additionally, what effects have these protests have on the Tamil people or the SL gov.? What positive outcomes have they seen so far? At the mean time the general public of these countries is getting tired of inconveniences caused by these protesters. I hope you remember how the Canadian citizens reacted to those protests in Canada. The only benefactors are those foreign politicians and NGOs who receive money for some lip service.

  • 1
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    What happens outside the UN office doesn’t matter.

    What matters is what happens inside!

    No wonder these people have no country!

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      That’s what your Sinhala Mom said Too. What happens in her room is our buisness :P
      Sinhala Modaya, your Ancestors of beastal breed came from Orissa don’t forget :)

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    The anti-LTTE propaganda comments appearing here were expected. Those are written for the money received. Entire Lanka runs on commission and bribe. But, honest and Genuine Sinhalese too appears to be concerned too. UN does not make or convert its conventions like EP constitution or 18th amendments. UN is never going to become like Royal Government and going send “white planes” to fetch innocent peoples. “UN resolution is against Lanka” is propaganda. That is absolutely meaningless. Though many educated Sinhalese Lankans understand that, they purposely waiting and watching without opposing it, like they watched the disenfranchisement of Tamils, watched dishonestly tearing off the pacts made with Tamils, Watched or supported the pogroms and the killing of Mullivaikal Tamils with the name of liberating them. They need to understand their behavior is not enough to convince Tamils to stop what they are doing. Or even proposing a common candidate is not going to do any good. Going down in front of the Sinhalese and convincing them to abandon anti-Tamils propaganda as the election slogan and allow the qualifications to become the decision making basis, will only do.

    2012 January, when Blake visited to Lanka to negotiate for the resolution, he promised to keep it in line with the 2009 May one and asked a favor from Royal government. What is that was, Lanka has to follow the resolution this time, rather than fool the world, like after they did it in the 2009. I do not know what was exactly agreed and if they did agreed on a piece of paper or only with word of mouth. But, it was sure that the government had agreed with America. When the meeting started in Geneva, America sent an E-Mail to the voting countries that a benevolent resolution in favor of Lanka will be proposed and Lanka will follows it. Like a prostitute who sleep in the room, and when see him on the road, fight with the same man, Lanka which said yes to Blake in Lanka, started to fight with American reps. in Geneva. America noticed no soft resolution will make the King bend. But India did not co-operate. So it has been growing like the current resolution, little by little.

    There are no disadvantages to Lanka on the investigation. But there are some advantages to TGTE. When the Nazi was investigated, it did not hurt Germany. To clear LTTE’s name, to incriminate the Royal family, the investigation has to be at its prime status. For that, witnesses are the important part. Unless UN come forward and issue guarantees that the witness are going to be protected, That was main call PM made on his speech, which has been published in all Tamils media in full text. He thinks, if it is not there Tamils are not going to come forward. While threatening the Tamils against witnessing, Royal Government has prepared a large army to protect it at the OHCHR. (Royal Government is fooling the Mahavamsa Modayas that it is boycotting the inquiry. That is not true. Royal Government is in full swing in staging witnesses to OHCHR) But that propaganda witnessing will not take any shape against individual cased that are going to be presented by Tamils at UN. Even the witness’s name or address not knowing, Royal Government is teaming up large crowd to confuse the investigation. That is enough to Mohan Pieris court, but not for anywhere else.

    PM’s speech will not make any change on the verdict of the inquiry. But the witness’s statements will. As a practicing lawyer, he knows that. That is why he demanded the protection for the witnesses in front of the UN’s Head office. This is nothing new. But if a lawyer not asks for a facility for his client badly needs, the court is not going to provide it. Again as a lawyer, he asked for it. That is all what happened there. There is nothing against the Sinhalese race.

    But this is a scary situation for the Royals. Not just the Royal, even Sinhala Media world try to portray it as anti-Lanka activity by Tamils. In the past, PM tried to sue the Royal in New York. American State Department advised the court that the Royals has diplomatic immunity. So, now everybody is concentrating on UNHRC’s inquiry. That has the ability to go above the diplomatic immunities and recommend some actions to the Security Council. At the same time, Lankan Royal comedians asked America to deport PM. America refused based on PM’s records. That is a real loss for Royals. That is, Royal could not touch PM, but Royals are still open to PM and Tamils, as soon as the diplomatic immunity passes away. On that day, based on the “foreign dictator’s laws” in America, Tamils will have chance of the Royal to be extradited to America and make them face the cases.

    Tamils are asking for the basic freedom that is to determine their fate themselves. There is nothing against the Sinhalese as a race. Tamils are not asking for Pakistan to fight with India. They asking for a Singapore, to develop them and set an example to Malaysia. There is a high chance when Tamil Eelam goes alone, Lanka to wake up like Malaysia. On the same token, there is a small chance, that Lanka become Rangoon or Pakistan and hurt it permanently. But it is unlikely. When the doping element of the one that bring the rowdies to the power is gone, when the effect of Mahavamsa “Apin” is gone, Lanka too would return to normalcy.

    The inquiry has nothing to do with Sinhalese as a race. It is about the Royal. Just in the same way Lankan political parties giving false promises like the “Rice from the Moon” and winning elections, the Royal have convinced the Sinhalese that this is an insult to their pride. That is how they want to hang on to the power. They want to make sure, if they lose the power to UNP, with the support of Sinhalese, the UNP wouldn’t to hand them over to UN. But the truth is UNP has to hand over them to them to UN. So there is no point in people sympathizing for the Royals.

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