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Rajapaksa Wants War Crime Investigation, He Should Reveal Why A Major Policy Change: UNP

A proclamation issued by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gazetted on July 15, among other matters, calls for investigation into alleged war crimes. For this purpose, the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry probing disappearances has been expanded. Three international advisors, who have prosecuted at UN war crimes tribunals, have been appointed. More are to be added.

The UNP leader

The UNP leader

Since the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), over five years ago, the UPFA Government has consistently maintained that no war crime probes were necessary since Sri Lankan troops have not committed any of them. This position has been enunciated at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and locally at different occasions.

Addressing the nation on Victory Day, President Rajapaksa has repeatedly re-iterated that the troops fought with the UN Human Rights Charter on one hand and a gun on the other. At last year’s elections to Southern and Western Provincial Councils, he exhorted from public platforms that he would rather face the ‘electric chair’ than betray the troops of Sri Lanka. These remarks quoting the President were repeated by many UPFA speakers who also asserted that they would not allow any form of foreign interference, a position which two constituents of the UPFA have publicly taken.

In what is clearly a complete reversal, the Presidential proclamation now seeks a probe into such alleged war crimes. To say the least, the UPFA Government is now concurring with the views of the international community that alleged war crimes should be investigated. If such a position which the UNP repeatedly requested was taken years earlier, there is no gainsaying that colossal damage to the country would have been averted. It could have also brought to question the validity of the current international investigation.

The United National Party strongly believes that both President Rajapaksa and his UPFA Government should reveal to the public why a major policy change on such an important matter was made secretly. The UNP notes with serious concern that this course of action has been without any recourse to the Cabinet of Ministers. If indeed they were briefed, this has not been made public. Nor has the UPFA Government informed Parliament.

It is ironic that when the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was tasked to conduct an international investigation into alleged war crimes, the UPFA Government moved a resolution in Parliament last month. The aim was to obtain the support of opposition political parties represented there.

The text of that resolution said “….. this Parliament resolves that the investigation to be conducted against Sri Lanka by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should not be carried out on the ground that such a course of action is detrimental to the process of reconciliation and peace and that it erodes the sovereignty, dignity and stature of Sri Lanka.” The UNP did not support this move since it was full aware of the UPFA Government’s duplicitous approach. This is why the Party moved amendments.

Having sought unsuccessfully to obtain the support of the opposition to stall an OHCHR investigation saying it was detrimental to peace and reconciliation, the UPFA Government has surreptitiously taken measures to conduct a domestic investigation. In doing so, it has chosen to ignore the Cabinet of Ministers, the Parliament and the people of Sri Lanka. Why are they hiding the truth from the public?

Worse enough the MP’s who voted in favour of the resolution now stand exposed.

They should be told why President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who boasted he would sit in an ‘electric chair’ than betray soldiers,has now done an about turn and that too quite secretly. The UNP strongly believes the public should also know whether the actions are in the best interests of Sri Lanka or are the outcome of ignorant, shady but powerful brokers who are on an adventure wrapping up secret diplomatic deals behind the backs of the people. This is whilst the country’s diplomatic missions have become havens for jobs to mostly unqualified friends and relatives of UPFA leaders. They owe it to the people to tell them the truth.

*Statement Issued by the United National Party 

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    “… President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who boasted he would sit in an ‘electric chair’ than betray soldiers,has now done an about turn and that too quite secretly…..”.
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    Even if they did it in public, what can you do? You are toothless.

    :-)

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      “The UNP strongly believes the public should also know whether the actions are in the best interests of Sri Lanka or are the outcome of ignorant, shady but powerful brokers who are on an adventure wrapping up secret diplomatic deals behind the backs of the people. “

      Ranil why don’t you spill the beans , read the above statement carefully , it says some thing else , what is the real deal ? who are going to be the scapegoats and who are the beneficiaries of this secret negotiated settlement ? sounds like Ranil knows much more than he really wanted to reveal !

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        Sanity and the Vision of the Sagacious that has never been harnessed by the foolish in this country for short term gain. It is better late than never for the good of all in this country.

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          My constructive criticism against RW still stands and not planning to back down any time soon , as far as i see Ranil must take direct responsibility for the all mayhem which we are subject to witness since 2005 , Ranil has no shame or guilt what so ever , bottom line is Ranil wants and loves to be the opposition leader as long as he can at any cost, i mean at any COST , Ranil’s double dealings can only be ignored by two group of people , either they are extremely biased or extremely stupid .i don’t understand why same people keep blaming on MR worshipers as lunatics , those MR worship crackpots belong to above two categories as well , only difference is they have chosen to worship different gods.

          PS : Ranil knows damn well he will have no chance of beating MR at the forth coming presidential election , Ranil’s first acid test was last general election , he was humiliated and beaten so badly by none other than our very own con artist “modawansa” , if Ranil can’t beat 3 rd grade , bad mouthed wheel dealer “modawansa” how the hell he is going to beat ” War winning ” messiah MR who has virtually every thing under his control ! if Srilankans truly want to get rid of MR , then the very first thing in the must do list is ,getting rid of Ranil from SL politics !

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      Lorenzo, our infamous Avatar nut will get pregnant, guaranteed.
      Mara is a real ponnahora.

      Yo mara what a shame!
      Thank God we will be relieved from witnessing Mara hitting his chest like a gorilla in public.

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      Being toothless is excusable.But beeing brainless is not.

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        Kirri Yakka

        “But beeing brainless is not.”

        I take it that you are pointing to the entire population of this island.

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    Why should the ‘Naked Emperor’ explain anything? He is obviously delusional and convinced he is dressed in imperial vestments. He can do no wrong, as he is God’s gift to Sri Lanka. Why is Ranil trying to find logic in madness? It is time Sri Lankans go laughing to the polling booths and cast their votes against him and his gang.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Jarapassa is giving into western pressure.
    US, UN is closing in Jarapasse family.

    Jaliya corruption revelation by US,
    Rapist Sampath indicment,
    now this war crime investigation clearly shows Jarapassa is cornered by west.
    West finally holding some Aces against Jarapasse that he had to give in…

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    Any one surprised? This is what the shameless Jokers who are experts talking from both ends agreed long time ago from one end, while misleading the entire Nation from the other end. Please do not take into grant that the Country is full of uneducated buffalos, they have no choice but to pretend that they are deaf, dumb and blind for mere survival in this corrupt lawless Banana Republic. God save former Democratic Sri Lanka.

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    Those who keep trusting the rajapaksa rogue company often find themselves disappointed. They only act if it is for their own benefit. They do not care a damn for the people. They are disgraceful scoundrels.
    It is a shame that the people keep voting for an entire family that is fleecing this country.

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    Ranil, is this a case of doing too little too late I wonder, to stem the the process of MR’s illegal 3rd term re-election. Yes, we observe since of late MR is acting irrational and shows signs of confusion and desperation, making ad-hoc decisions to his own detriment. But this is what happens when he, as an unjust ruler who doesn’t cares two hoots about inclusiveness for all its citizens, is made to make rash decisions that embarrass himself and eventually dig his own grave. MR is making himself and his cohorts, dragging even the whole country to be the laughing stock of the entire international community. I wonder if he ever envisaged this situation would ever befall him when he was riding high as the savior of the nation propaganda since 5 years going. He tried it boost his image again recently with the fighting Muslim terrorist bogey, but failed miserably as there were no such thing as Muslim terrorists in the country to crush, which effectively put an end to his high pedestal claims of being the country’s Saviour. With a crushed image, very soon panic and fear is bound to set in and cause him to dig himself further into a hole, and that will be the time when the world Unitedly will then put the noose around his neck and tighten it. We will say no prayers for him.

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    What a joke. This Nero has been insistent on his persistent call on asking the TNA to join the PSC to seek solutions. What kind of dumb and donkey he must have in his cabinet and Parliament to be ignorant that they can be simply wished away if it suits this Nero. All this honky dory talk of the importance of Parliament goes to prove what kind of racists are abound around this “Parliament of Foules”.

    More than what the UNHRC investigation can do, his erratic behaviour has started to show and no matter how hard he and his lunatic siblings try, they are going to be dumped unceremoniously. The beginning of the end has just started.

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      Some fools commenting here cannot even read and understand what exactly RW means.
      Instead of questioning Mara the ‘Gon haraka’ some are pointing a finger RW.

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        I wonder what the critics of RW has to say, who has been crowing that RW never exposes MR, but is working hand in glove with MR. The public will be able to witness how RW will checkmate MR next year.

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          Those who hate RW are either regime sidekicks or the ones who has no clue about RW’s vision.

          NB – That Jimmy dog with many avatars (banda sumana fukushima so on) also with other fake names pretending as a UNPer (as and when it suites he becomes a Muslem/Tamil/Catholic too)write comments blaming RW.

          RW’s only problem is that he should isolate Sajith at this stage. Sajith isn’t a ‘Pora’ at all. But to increase the votes and to encourage other floating voters, Premadasa supporters RW must include and expose Sujith more on stages.

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    “…………………than betray the troops of Sri Lanka”.
    The president has imposed a military regime on the nation and is fearful of offending the military of which he is Commander in Chief.

    The military now pervade the diplomatic corps, many state enterprises,
    and the provincial administration – as governors. The new minister in charge of Law & Order is a military man.

    The military is pampered with enormous financial resources – the largest slice of the national budget goes for ‘defence’ – a peace-time army which is still recruiting more and more troopers.
    Armed forces’ food contracts running into millions are awarded by officers without tenders,and never audited – none will dare.
    Officers enjoy duty free foreign liquor in army messes.
    All have access to surreptitious sex.

    This progress of ‘dictatership’,is seen in many countries.
    Sri Lanka is evolving in the same manner.

    The three “international advisers” are not yet aware of the situation.
    Without witness protection,any investigation will be a sham.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse’s policy is always based on self-interest. There is no u-turn in his policy. He murdered his best friend Lasantha and sent Tissanayagam for life imprisonment. It is not a surprise that he is now prepared to send few military commanders and hundreds of soldiers. already he has started this process with the murder of British citizen. He knows rope is tightening against him and this is the only way he can escape. I am sure the war crime investigation will conclude that Mahinda or his brother Gota are not responsible for massacring civilians and murdering those who are surrendered. It will conclude that some of the military commanders who were associated with Sarath Fonseka are responsible for those war crimes.

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      Ajith,

      I agree with the rest of your comments but following is not possible.

      “It will conclude that some of the military commanders who were associated with Sarath Fonseka are responsible for those war crimes”.

      This whole thing has become a family affair. The brothers are at each others throats (Ditta Damma Vedaneeya Kamma). ‘Hichchi malli’ has been black-mailing ‘Lokka’ from the day he set foot on the island. By the way, he is older but I am a US citizen (Ditti sahagatha,Sasankareeka, Moha moola akusala karma), so I do what I like unless you want me to reveal your past and the present. This is Gota’s mentality.

      No one can touch General Fonseka ever again.

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        You are on the correct path. What MR is now trying to do is trap Gota for good. Since 12th May 2009 till 18th May 2009, MR and General SF was not in the country when Gota acted as a GOAT instructing Sanendra to commit the crime where most Senior GoSL people got engaged to save Nadesan and Pulidevan. Now Gota is a treat to MR and his future plans to bring Namal to the thron after MR relinquish the position.

        Gota is aware his brother is not able to do anything to him other than trying to get a committee to look into these crimes, IF committed. Ditto Dammar Wedeniya Carma may be following the Rajapaksa family as those dead people from JVP time may be asking for justice.

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          Upasiri de Silva

          Gota wouldn’t have committed war crimes if Hindia, USA and other countries didn’t give him a nod and a wink.

          He was part of the team which almost annihilated JVP in his previous incarnation, rewarded with a green card.

          “Ditto Dammar Wedeniya Carma may be following the Rajapaksa family as those dead people from JVP time may be asking for justice.”

          All war crimes committed by all sights to the conflicts should be independently investigated, starting from 5th April 1971 to date.

          By the way didn’t JVP encourage its own cadres to join the Armed Forces from late 1980s on wards? How many of them have seen active services and committed war crimes?

          Is that the reason why JVP is opposing any independent investigation?

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            Native Veddha,

            USA tried their best since 2006 to educate Gotabaya about HR violations. The last minute thrust by Gota, while theInternationals and the Senior GOSL figures like Basil, Kohona we trying to save Pulidevan, Nadesan and their families Gota took the Law into his own hand. Still he can evade these charges as a Civilin Administrator of the MOD, any one in uniform took orders from him the person wearing the uniform is guilty of violating the Uniform code. Anyhow Gota committed himself by getting involved in his famous book Gotas War.

            In 1991 Gota got help from the Church to go to USA after getting condem from the Army due to mental problems. Now he may claim this mental problem to save his skin, but for MR the threat from him to elevate Namal is very acute.

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              But States not to question GOTABAYA in terms of war crimes – even if UNO has been making every effort ( thought not yet whole hearted), stay unasnwsered to many.
              I question as we are well aware of the fact Gota is a US citizen, when many of the nation and international folks accused Gota of being alleged war criminal, that should be given the highest priority to analyse or not ?

              I TRAVEL TO SRILANKA AT LEAST 1-2/YEAR, I AM ADVISED TO BEHAVE IN COMPLIANCE WITH EUROPEAN LAWS SINCE I AM EUROPEAN CITIZEN. WE THE LIKE ARE WELL INFORMED, IF WE WOULD GO WRONG THE LAW SETTING WOOULD WORK ON US WILL HAVE NO SPACE TO BE AWAY FROM IT. WHY the very SAME IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR GOTA AND OTHERS THAT ENJOY DIPLO OR GOVT IMPUNITY IS BEYOND ALL LEVELS OF THINKINGS.

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    Ranil,

    You got the point now. You understood the reality Sinhala voters. Time has come that Wimal weerawanse, Champika, and BBS to say good bye to Mahinda.

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    Aratai said RW is toothless. I would agree with him. He
    is not minus that but many things.

    However, this time his party, the UNP (mind you NOT RW
    who never ever ever criticises the Rajapaksas) has issued
    a sensible statement.

    Whilst G.L. Peiris is External Affairs Minister and is allowed
    to write his own news realses about his bravado, wheeler dealer
    Sajin Vass Gunawardena is operating on the sly. I agree with the
    UNP when they call him “ignorant” and “shady.” He only loves one
    thing money – so this time instead of buying over UK parliamentarians,
    he is bargaing for US Senators and Congressmen. They are no
    fools and will see through him.

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    Ranil is worried the war criminals will be exposed and tamil will get justice? is it his main worry? is he any different that Pakse?

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    According to AFP, MR will not be attending Glasgow games, due to impending gathering of SL of all communities coming together from many of the Euro countries and GB, to stage protests against his visit. Although inside SL he can get away with murder, internationally he stand condemned.

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    “A good package between the legs’ said Ms Lambie the Senator from Down Under to a Radio Jock ,who asked her what she looks for from a prospective partner.

    Our inhabitants will be asking Ranil, similar questions, when he fronts up to plead for the Presidency, soon after the Holy See blesses our Motherland.

    One of the questions will be .whether Ranil is for the Pillai Police Investigation forced upon the inhabitants by the Cameron, Harper, Obama and Diaspora ?..

    Or does he accept our “Home Grown” one with real people, real victims, investigating real crime scenes? by real experts.

    UVA Election Platform may be a proper place to retract his Vote for Ms Pillai in our Parliament for a start…..

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      Has Sumana has given up Uva?
      Good to see finally realized there is no way forward for his IdiMahin.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “One of the questions will be .whether Ranil is for the Pillai Police Investigation forced upon the inhabitants by the Cameron, Harper, Obama and Diaspora ?..”

      The proposed investigation is not forced upon the inhabitants but upon the war criminals. The war criminals themselves forced this long delayed independent investigation upon themselves.

      Innocent inhabitants need not to worry. If indeed there is a thorough investigation it would partly cleanse the land from war criminals.

      You should have asked for an independent investigation into all war crimes perpetrated by all sides covering the period from 5th April 1971 to date.

      Again I should not expect justice and fair play from feckless “praise the lord” Sinhala/Buddhists. And you are one of them.

      Here is a quote of the day, night and everyday:

      ““I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
      ― Hermann Hesse

      By the way Herman Hesse also wrote a novel, titled Siddhartha, later it was made into film. It is not too late for Sinhala/Buddhists to read the novel and watch the film.

      Even if you don’t understand the message there is a nude scene which might help you to stimulate your organs.

      Here is the teaser Shashi Kapoor & Simi Garewal

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkP1VN6hzWo

      Here is a link to Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha
      An Open Source Reader

      http://philosophy.lander.edu/oriental/siddhartha.pdf

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        Dear Native,

        Siddartha probably went to Greece to study, like the Punjabis do now in Canada and Australia,

        And he made friends with the ancient Greek Philosophers and perhaps even with Pythagoras and brought back some of their knowledge base to India.

        Siddhartha was depressed and disgusted ,to see how bad the poor Dalits were treated by the Brahamins and the Vellalas.

        He formed his own sect to offer some help and hope for these oppressed and exploited people.

        If you know anyone who has made a movie to depict this historical background, let me know the link.

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          K.A Sumanasekera

          “Siddhartha was depressed and disgusted ,to see how bad the poor Dalits were treated by the Brahamins and the Vellalas.”

          I am also depressed and disgusted to see how bad the poor inhabitants are treated by the Sinhala/Buddhist Vellalas.

          “He formed his own sect to offer some help and hope for these oppressed and exploited people.”

          Now we need another Buddha to liberate the inhabitants and Buddha’s teaching from Sinhala/Buddhist Vellalas.

          ” If you know anyone who has made a movie to depict this historical background, let me know the link.”

          You bet you will be the first person to receive it if that could liberate you from your cherished Sinhala/Buddhism.

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            Dear Native,

            Sinhala Buddhism, which you seem to loath, can’t even save the necks of the 400 plus poor Goats your side sacrifice in Munneswaram each year.

            No wonder Siddhartha went for total protection of life and prevention of cruelty to life including poor goats.

            And it is a proud fact that ninety nine percent of the Sinhala Buddhist inhabitants still adhere to Siddhartha’s wish.

            It is worth mentioning on this anniversary of one aberration that the architects, and descendants of the biggest aberration are now in the same camp as the perpetrators of the biggest atrocities committed on human kind in a single country and its inhabitants over three decades.

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    UNP is thinking “the fight with Tamils” is enough to win an election. Of cause it is the most important element. But that is not what all. Because of this false perception they are wasting their time with “Tamils fight”.

    Ranil declared he was the one saved the soldiers by not signing the ICC accord. Then he went to New York to argue that the SG EP’s report is not valid. Ban-ki-Moon refused to scrap that. Ranil’s that action was in support of the King. King’s New York summer house provided the logistic support for the visit. This time he was having no hope of winning anymore elections, so he was looking for a national government with the King. King cheated him. When he went celebrate May Day in Jaffna with Sampanthar, he thought if he wins back the Tamils help, he can win the election. This thought was based on Robert Blake’s doctrine. Because he was the one saw the Tamils as the king makers. That was the reason he wanted to punish Tamils so badly. Unfortunately his doctrine was formed without the knowledge of the Lankan swing voters, the Mahavamsa Modayas”. But he quickly realized with no more false promises Tamils can be fooled and that small false promise is more than enough to turn the “Mahavamsa Modaya” off. It is double damaging thing. So has pulled back from that very quickly. So far he has nothing to offer for Presidential election.

    When parliament passed the resolution to investigate the war crime, he was a cat sitting on the wall. The resolution too was covering opposition not to take any benefits while, fooling the IC. It said because government on the process of investigating the zero casualty war for war crime, UNHRC need not investigate it. But that was not the explanation given at floor when it tried to block the resolution at Geneva. That resolution was passed by the IC with knowledge of Kings Frauds. So they passed that Lanka should investigate and they will too. This was opposed by Pakistan and others as UNHRC is looking for double action for single accusation.

    In any case OHCHR is going to investigate. To use this to win the election, Mahavamsa Modayas has to be fooled. So King also dancing like, he too investigates. This is exactly how he behaved and formed LLRC and got caught in that. He forgot everything too quickly so like in the LLRC time, he is going to conduct an investigation and produce a report. With the usual witnesses KP, Douglas, Karuna, Pillaiyan et al this time Jayakumari, Gobi’s aborted wife and some more new faces will also show up in the investigation Drama. He will win the election but, will have threaded him little more like the LLRC report too.

    The investigators are the same old wine, with new bottle. Or it is like an MPCS (Multipurpose Cooperative Society,) can do couple of different things, as it needed. These guys have gazette to investigate India’s war crime during IPKF time. These guys had earlier complained that they received more missing report during IPKF time than Mullivaikal time. So now the new bottle is to investigate Army’s war crime too. Everything is a real Sambbaar and Chutney but the missing item is the Dosa. That is, the investigating commission is not independent; it is the King’s Uncle. So a white wash makeup for this uncle is external consultants. This too is a played game. That is earlier UN’s supervisors worked under Indian Chief Justice Bahawathi.

    UNP knows these are not for International Modayas, but only for the Internal Modayas to coming election. When investigation had been fixed UNP blamed the Royal Government for not doing anything to stop it. This time too, Ranil was a cat on the wall. He never constructively suggested what to do to stop it. Rampuka, about a week ago, said government that it was not sitting without any preparation as the opposition thought. I thought government was planning, in the same old water and fire tested method, to send its gang of Hakeem, KP, Bathiyutheens with some Jeyakumaries added to the investigation as witnesses. Royal government may still working on that side too, who knows? But the Royal Government has stunned UNP with the election gimmick this way too. Rattle by this technique, the confused UNP, releasing a report with knowing what it is saying.

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    This is one of the smartest statements that I have seen from the UNP in recent times. The government’s apparent ‘volte face’ on war crime investigations also reveal the dark underbelly of government decision making. It is under the Executive Presidential system that the Parliament and also the Cabinet have been bypassed on this decision and who knows who is taking ultimate decisions. Even the President himself must be clueless. These are the very reasons why the presidential system should be abolished and return to a full parliamentary system is important.

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      No, no Dr Laksiri, Executive Presidential system is too precious to be played around, this being the greatest gift to our nation from the UNP under the stewardship of Junius Richard. To abolish it, we may have to bring that man back to life from his grave to find out, from his own mouth, the wisdom and the reasoning for the decision. Premadasa, Wijetunga, Chandrika or Ranil did not want to abolish it (why should they when it is such a brilliant idea), so don’t expect it from Rajapaksas.

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    Though the Colombo Telegraph has published a photograph of
    Ranil Wickrasinghe, now the so called National Leader of the
    United National Party, the statement is NOT rpt NOT issue
    by him. It has been issued under the name of the UNP.

    RW does not want to take on the Rajapaksas on any issue. Can
    any CT reader tell me whether he has criticised any one
    those in the Rajapaksa family. He is too much under obligation
    to them.

    RW is always in the habit of sub contracting such criticim to
    a “C” team in the UNP. He will never take it on himself.

    He is not the national leader. He is a national disaster for
    the UNP.Issues may come and go but this incompetent nincompoop
    will not be able to exploit them in the public interest.

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    The Rajapaksas will be betraying the other war criminals and those others who stood by them. The outcome is will be interesting indeed. Bensen

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      Bensen Burner

      “The Rajapaksas will be betraying the other war criminals and those others who stood by them.”

      In that case do you think David Blacker too would betray them?

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        Native,
        Any idea what happened to David Blacker? The guy who tried to advertise a Hoax of a War after deals and double deals between MR and VP made possible by the very same countries who are now pressing for War Crimes Investigation? MR cheated on the masses that he defeated the LTTE after getting KP to undercut VP. The LTTE is much alive under KP although a faction of the LTTE under VP was decimated after offering them the olive branch to surrender. No wonder India also do not want an Investigation here on War Crimes, because their involvement with MR also will get exposed. What a situation where there are wheels within wheels.

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          gamini

          I have seen him typing his thoughts in Ground View albeit in much mellowed and less aggressive tone. Probably reality struck him too. Perhaps he too wants to switch sides.

          “No wonder India also do not want an Investigation here on War Crimes, because their involvement with MR also will get exposed.”

          In fact India initiated the final war in 2005. It was India which convinced Chandrika the need for an all out war. Indians promised Chandrika of every possible support except supply of lethal weapons. As part of the deal India trained several members of the armed forces in India.

          India also provided loans to finance the war. Indian military advisers were stationed in Omanthai area assisting the Sri Lankan security forces with strategy and intelligence gathering.

          I see a parallel between assault on golden temple of Amritsar and Mullivaaikkal end game. India drew the militants into the temple and massacred most of them.

          Two issues, all investigations will end up in India for it played decisive role in annihilating LTTE and if allowed investigation in this island then the UN might consider investigating India’s appalling human rights record in Kashmir and other parts of India.

          As far as I am concerned all investigation must inquire into war crimes and crime against humanity perpetrated from 5th April 1971 to date.

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            NV ,

            Pl , don’t forget the infamous , Underhand LTTE bribing T.Allas initiated deal , no wonder India doesn’t want to see any investigation taking place on SL war crimes , NV what is your reading on the latest MR’s change of heart at internationalizing the SL war crime issue (Appointing three experts) ?

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