19 October, 2021

Blog

Revised Draft Resolution “Slightly Stronger” Despite Ambassador Chandraprema’s Boorish Efforts

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been revised ahead of a March 16 deadline and further revisions are likely after a third informal consultation next week between the co-sponsors of the resolution and concerned countries.

The revised draft remains a far cry from the recommendations set out by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet who urged member states of the UNHRC to consider targeted sanctions, asset freezes and travel bans against Sri Lankan perpetrators of war crimes and atrocities. However UNHRC observers said the draft appeared to have been strengthened slightly following two informal sessions on the language of the text last week.

The most notable change is the addition of the word “collect” to the operative paragraph in the resolution which calls on Bachelet’s office to preserve evidence for future processes to achieve justice for grave crimes.

The resolution now says member states have resolved to “strengthen the capacity of the Office of the High Commissioner to [collect], consolidate, analyse and preserve information and evidence and to develop possible strategies for future accountability processes for gross violations of human rights or serious violations of international humanitarian law, to advocate for victims and survivors, and to support relevant judicial proceedings in Member States with competent jurisdiction”.

The new draft includes the recognition of the importance of “preserving evidence relating to violations and abuses of “human rights and related crimes in Sri Lanka.”

Colombo Telegraph learns that “and related crimes” was an addition to the text suggested by the United States of America during last week’s informal discussions on the draft.

The revised draft resolution also calls on the Government to be “fully compliant” with human rights law in the application of its anti-terror legislation like the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

UNHRC observers and analysts said that for the first time ever the resolution has also recognized the marginalized minority communities – Tamil and Muslims by name – and expresses the concern of member states about the government imposing restrictions on memorialization by the Tamil community in an operative paragraph of the draft text.

The Sri Lankan delegation behaved abominably at the informal discussions on the draft resolution last week sources who observed proceedings said. Sri Lanka was led by Ambassador C. A. Chandraprema, a known former paramilitary and death squad member also known as Thadi Priyantha. The Ambassador to Lanka attacked the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in most undiplomatic terms Colombo Telegraph learned. Bringing up the ugly issue of money Chandraprema claimed that countries leading the effort against Sri Lanka by way of a resolution were also the main funders of Bachelet’s office. Observers said the Lankan Envoy openly insinuated that High Commissioner for Human Rights a widely respected former President of Chile and survivor of torture under Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship – was in the pay of the Western nations. Observers at the discussion said the onslaught seemed to shock other member states. In the same breath Chandraprema was also asking for massive changes to the draft resolution to portray President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government in a better light. The Government of Sri Lanka was supported in its efforts by China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran and The Philippines.

Member states were anticipating similar antics from Chandraprema who revealed himself very badly last week at next week’s discussions too the sources said.

The sources added that despite the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s bluster all that appeared to have come from it was a slightly stronger resolution. Sri Lanka would have done better to engage more constructively in order to win some concessions on the draft text the sources said, adding that in fact the attitude of Ambassador Chandraprema was a revealing portrayal of the blunt force the Nandasena Government was willing to exercise even at a diplomatic forum. “It only proved that High Commissioner’s observations about the character of the new administration were probably correct even to skeptical members” the sources revealed.

Colombo Telegraph learns that although the US is not formally a member of the UNHRC Washington was taking an active role in negotiations on the resolution. The active engagement by the US would help the co-sponsors to win votes at the Council.

Full text of revised draft resolution:

46/… Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Council,

PP1 Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant instruments,

PP2 Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions 19/2 of 22 March 2012, 22/1 of 21 March 2013, 25/1 of 27 March 2014, 30/1 of 1 October 2015, 34/1 of 23 March 2017 and 40/1 of 21 March 2019 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, 

PP2 bis Recalling also that in Council resolution S11/1 the Council welcomed the resolve of Sri Lanka to begin a broader dialogue with all parties in order to seek a political settlement and to bring about lasting peace and development in Sri Lanka based on consensus among and respect for the rights of those from all ethnic and religious groups, and endorsed the joint communique of 26 May 2009 between the President of Sri Lanka and the United Nations Secretary-General, which  inter alia, underlined the importance of a accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law,  

PP3 Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka,

PP4 Reaffirming also that it is the primary responsibility of each State to respect, human rights, and to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population,

PP5 Deploring the acts of terrorism committed in Sri Lanka in April 2019 that led to a large number of injuries and deaths,

PP6 Acknowledging the holding of free and transparent democratic elections in November 2019 and August 2020,

PP7 Noting the  enactment of the twentieth amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka while stressing the importance of democratic governance and independent oversight of key institutions, and encouraging the Government to respect local governance, including through the holding of elections for provincial councils, and to ensure that all provincial councils are able to operate effectively, in accordance with the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka,

PP8 Reaffirming that all individuals in Sri Lankan are entitled to the full enjoyment of their human rights without distinction of any kind such as religion, belief or ethnic origin, in a peaceful and unified land,

PP9 Acknowledging the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka in rebuilding infrastructure, demining, land return, resettling internally displaced persons and improving livelihoods, and encouraging further efforts in these areas, 

PP10 Welcoming the continued commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka to remain engaged with and to seek the assistance of the United Nations and its agencies, including human rights mandates and mechanisms, in capacity-building and technical assistance, and to achieve sustainable peace, 

P10 bis Reaffirming its unequivocal condemnation of all acts, methods and practices of terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism in all their forms and manifestations, wherever and by whomsoever committed, regardless of their motivation, and of the financial, material or political support of terrorism, as unjustifiable in accordance with applicable international law;

PP11 Reaffirming also that measures taken to combat terrorism must fully comply with States’ obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, as applicable, 

PP12Emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive approach to dealing with the past, incorporating judicial and non-judicial measures, to ensure accountability, to serve justice, to provide remedies to victims, to avoid the recurrence of violations of human rights and to promote healing and reconciliation, 

PP13 Recognizing that mechanisms to redress past abuses and violations work best when they are independent, impartial and transparent, and use consultative and participatory methods that include the views of all relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited to, victims, women, youth, representatives of various religions, ethnicities and geographic locations, as well as people from marginalized groups, in accordance with the rule of law, 

PP14 Recalling the responsibility of States to comply with their relevant obligations under human rights law and international humanitarian law, including where applicable to prosecute those responsible for gross violations of human rights law or serious violations of international humanitarian law,

PP15 Noting with appreciation the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights towards the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka,

1. Welcomes the oral update presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session and the report of Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights presented to the Council at its forty-sixth session;

2. Also welcomes the engagement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Office of the High Commissioner,   and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council,  urges the continuation of such engagement and dialogue, and calls upon Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations made by the Office and to give due consideration to the recommendations of the Special Procedures;

3. Acknowledges the progress made by the Office on Missing Persons and the Office for Reparations, and stresses the importance of maintaining support for these institutions, safeguarding their independent and effective functioning, providing both offices with sufficient resources and technical means to effectively fulfil their mandates, allowing them to proceed with interim relief measures for affected vulnerable families, with a gender focus, and resolving the many cases of enforced disappearances so that the families of disappeared persons can know their fate and whereabouts;

4. Stresses the importance of a comprehensive accountability process for all violations and abuses of human rights committed in Sri Lanka by all parties, including those abuses by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, as highlighted in the comprehensive report of the Office of the High Commissioner on Sri Lanka; 

5. Notes the persistent lack of accountability of domestic mechanisms, and that the domestic commission of inquiry announced on 22 January 2021 lacks independence and that its mandate is to review reports of previous Commissions and Committees and does not include a mandate to pursue accountability for past gross violations of human rights, or for serious violations of international humanitarian law; 

6. Recognizes the importance of preserving and analysing evidence relating to violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes in Sri Lanka with a view to advancing accountability, and decides to strengthen the capacity of the Office of the High Commissioner to [collect],  consolidate, analyse and preserve information and evidence and to develop possible strategies for future accountability processes for gross violations of human rights or serious violations of international humanitarian law, to advocate for victims and survivors, and to support relevant judicial proceedings in Member States with competent jurisdiction;

7. Expresses serious concern at the trends emerging over the past year, which represent a clear early warning sign of a deteriorating situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, including the accelerating militarization of civilian government functions; the erosion of the independence of the judiciary and key institutions responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights; ongoing impunity and political obstruction of accountability for crimes and human rights violations in “emblematic cases”; policies that adversely affect the right to freedom of religion or belief; increased marginalization of Tamil and Muslim minorities, surveillance and intimidation of civil society, restrictions on media freedom, and shrinking democratic space; restrictions on public memorialization of victims of war including the destruction of a memorial; arbitrary detentions; alleged torture and other cruel, inhuman degrading treatment or punishment, and sexual and gender-based violence,; and that these trends threaten to reverse the limited but important gains made in recent years, and risk the recurrence of policies and practices that gave rise to the grave violations of the past;

8. Expresses further concern that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had an impact on freedom of religion or belief and exacerbated the prevailing marginalization of and discrimination against the Muslim community, and that cremations for all those deceased from COVID-19 has prevented Muslims and members of other religions from practicing their own burial religious rites, and has disproportionately affected religious minorities and exacerbated distress and tensions;

9. Calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure the prompt, thorough and impartial investigation and, if warranted, prosecution of all allegations of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law, including for long-standing emblematic cases;

10. Also calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure the effective and independent functioning of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, the Office on Missing Persons and the Office for Reparations to deliver their respective mandates as established;

11. Further calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka, having due regard for the rule of law and human rights to protect civil society actors including human rights defenders to investigate any attacks and to ensure a safe and enabling environment in which civil society can operate free from hindrance, surveillance  and insecurity and threat of reprisals;

12. Requests the Government of Sri Lanka to review the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and to ensure that any legislation on combating terrorism complies fully with the State’s international human rights and humanitarian law obligations;

13. Urges the Government of Sri Lanka to foster religious freedom and pluralism by promoting the ability of all religious communities to manifest their religion, and to contribute openly and on an equal footing to society;

14. Encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to continue to cooperate with the special procedures of the Human Rights Council, including by responding formally to outstanding requests from them;

15. Encourages the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders to provide, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, advice and technical assistance on implementing the above-mentioned steps;

16. Requests the Office of the High Commissioner to enhance its monitoring and reporting on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, including on progress in reconciliation and accountability, and to present a written update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-ninth session, and a comprehensive report that includes further options for advancing accountability, at its fifty-first session, each to be discussed in the context of an interactive dialogue.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 43
    6

    This is like neighbours intervening in a family depute ……
    If Mother and Father don’t treat their children properly and abuse them good neighbours will definitely intervene…….
    Successive Sri Lankan governments have let down the people – hoodwinked the people and taken them for a ride.
    Abused the children and killed them like butchers………….
    In this case children are all Sri Lankan’s – Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burger, Malay, Indian Tamil , Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Atheist, Gay, young / old, Town folk , village folk…….

    • 7
      2

      Apologies Correction,

      This is like neighbours intervening in a family dispute …….

      • 3
        15

        What is the relationship between the UNHRC show resolution and the cover-up Report of the PCoI into the Easter Sunday 2019 ISIS claimed attacks in the context of the fact that everyone knows that the CIA owns and operates the IS narrative?

        Is the UNHRC circus against Sri Lanka the thin edge of the wedge, used to ensure that the US citizen Rajapaksa brothers in league with US puppet Ranil Wickramasinghe suppress the truth about the Foreign Forces behind the Easter Sunday Bombings in 2019 Sri Lanka, and fact that the Easter Sunday carnage was a US-Saudi operation staged in Sri Lanka to give America an excuse to set up military base in Sri Lanka under the pre-text of fighting ISIS and saving Christians?

        • 6
          4

          Dinuk,

          Nice narrative – No evidence

          Treating human life as a meanes of gaining political clout has happened in the past and it is happening now.

          We need evidense to prove these narratives.

          Funder of Wickileaks – Mr Julian Assange – is one of the pioneers (in the digital age) who sacrificed his life for the truth.

          Every one could see what uncle Sam and the West is doing to him.

          HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION of the highest order.

          Even though Julian is an Australian citizen – Australia cannot do any thing to rescue it,s citizen.

    • 17
      9

      Sargent Nallathambi

      “This is like neighbours intervening in a family depute ……”

      If you don’t treat your family well your neighbors and strangers will grope your women folks.

      • 5
        16

        Mr. Native Vedda,
        .
        Is that what is happening to your Tamil women folks..??
        grope by one and everyone…..?

        • 6
          8

          NV,
          Let me put it this way
          The egocentred well to do Tamils and the Tamil diaspora kept on supporting the LTTE Terrorists with the dream of creating a Tamil Elam through a terrorist campaign.
          This resulted in the LTTE getting more and more violent and kept them going for 30 years.
          The poor Tamils who were left behind because they didn’t have the right connections, money, English language skills were left behind in the LTTE controlled teritory.

          They did not have the ability to seek asylum in the West, India or safer areas in Sri Lanka. (LTTE charged a Tax to leave LTTE controlled reas).

          So the Tamils left behind had to give up their kids (child soldieres) to the LTTE to keep the LTTE going for 30 years.

          The poor Tamil men were harresed and the women and children were abused because of the foolish Tamils that supported the LTTE.

          It is my humble request to well to do Tamils and the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora to reflect on the past mistakes and take steps to uplift the living conditions of the Tamils still living in the previously LTTE controlled areas.

        • 1
          0

          S. C. Pasqual

          “Is that what is happening to your Tamil women folks..??
          grope by one and everyone…..?”

          Are you sure you have an intelligent question or just a question?
          Daily News reported “Woman’s headless body identified; suspect SI commits suicide”

          Go find out why the unfortunate incident happened and come back we can discuss your stupid question.

    • 6
      5

      The kind of interference depends on the neighbourhood.
      *
      There is a very powerful person in the global neighbourhood who thinks that all families but his “don’t treat their children properly and abuse them” and thinks that it is his duty to put things right.
      *
      Sadly for him, most of his neighbours now know that his house is in pretty bad disorder.

    • 6
      6

      The neighbor should adopt those abused children.

      Problem solved for good!

  • 46
    12

    Revised Draft Resolution is not going to have any significant effect on the present most virulent Sinhalese Buddhist supremacist regime.

    It only gives them time for them to further undermine the Tamils’ and Muslim’s rights.

    All they want is time to destroy the minorities for ever, and the international community and the UN will be complicit in it.

    When Tamils trapped in the war zone in the final stages desperately wanted the UN to stay in Vanni before the final genocidal assault on them without even impartial reporters what did the UN do?

    They packed up and left leaving Tamils on Sri Lankan government’s mercy. Result – 147,000 innocent Tamils were massacred by the murderous Sri Lankan armed forces.

    Why didn’t Sri Lanka want the UN observers or the press in the war zone – because they had the intention to massacre the Tamils en masse.

    • 14
      40

      Thiru Thanbi.

      The defence attache of UK and USA put the death toll at 7000 including the LTTE.
      Keep inflating the number, this will help us. Any way just accept that you have been defeated, without looking for excuses

      • 15
        5

        RAVI PERERA
        The Sinhala Speaking Demela

        “The defence attache of UK and USA put the death toll at 7000 including the LTTE.”

        If that was the total count at the time how did they manage to account the death? Did they have special permission to count the dead bodies individually and record details of each death and do they have record of where every body been buried?

        • 10
          6

          Ravi Perera, both UK and USA are ignoring the report of their defence attaches because that figure was obtained from the armed forces. At the end of the war, no one other than members of security establishment were allowed to enter war zone for more than six months. So how could have anyone had the means of independent verification to get at the correct figure. For argument sake let us accept the government version of 7000 victims. If so where are the remains of those presumed dead. You cannot say that we incinerated the bodies and dissolved the ashes in sulphuric acid. which itself is a crime. Is it not human right that these dead persons be given a decent funeral. After end of war only walking wounded crossed into refugee camps. What happened to moderately and severely wounded. Allowing them to die without medical treatment is a war crime.

          • 2
            2

            Ravi Perara, who is by his own word of 3-professors-vetted-and-appreaciated professional does not understand that hard science statistics does not lie.

            I am not prejudiced in any way against Ravi Perara in my previous comments about Ravi Perara that the number of professors who were mesmerised by, agreed with and cheered up Nazis was mind-boggling.

            At the least, LTTE and Prabhakaran had its organised critics and condemners among Tamils, even in Tamil academia.

          • 1
            1

            Gnana Katha,

            First and foremost a correct estimate could be obtained with the Aid of satellite pictures. Talking about disolving the bodies of 7000 in sulphuric acid, if it happened that way may be on a technical point it is a war crime. Did the USA and other western forces killing innocent people behave any better. (Numbers being far larger). We will try our best to safeguard our Ranviruo. You bugggers are smarting from defeat. The worst that would happen is there would be travel bans on some senior commanders. Nothing else will happen

            Good luck

        • 5
          11

          Koti Vedda,

          “If that was the total count at the time how did they manage to account the death?”

          The same logic should be applied to your figure of 40,000.

          Anyway keep increasing the number, this is helping us.

          Pradai Paradai

          • 5
            4

            RAVI PERERA
            The Sinhala Speaking Demela

            Where did you see me quoting 40,000 .
            Don’t ever try to put your words into my mouth.

            What do your mates at various missions say about the total figures?
            If your members of armed forces and politicians particularly Wimal Weerawansa types, could not count I suggest you train a few people on how to operate Suanpan or suan pan (the Chinese abacus) to do the job.
            SJ could help you on that.

            Seriously clever dick, what is your take on total number of war crimes being committed through out the period between 1956 and 2020 by all parties?

        • 4
          10

          Do Donative Vedda or Veddas know what are human rights?

          • 6
            3

            N. Pererass

            “Do Donative Vedda or Veddas know what are human rights?”

            NO. That’s why I am still expecting you to explain it to me/us.

    • 6
      6

      What happened to past resolutions (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) will happen to this one too!

      Die a natural death.

    • 5
      14

      Thiru,
      Stop grumbling. If you have a problem with Sinhalayo as ‘Supremacists’ or ‘Fundamentalists’ do not blame Sinhalayo because Sinhalayo did not bring Demalu to Sinhale or invite them to come to Sinhale. Blame those who are responsible for your presence in this country like those who brought your ancestors to Sinhale as laborers, your elders who sought asylum in this country when they became Stateless after those who brought them ran away abandoning your ancestors in this country.
      Sinhalayo are not forcing the descendants of those who sought asylum to live in Sinhale. You are free to return to your ancestral homeland in Hindusthan/India so that Sinhalayo can live in peace in their country.

  • 35
    9

    There can be no middle ground or any sense of mercy towards extremist sinhala buddhists who are responsible for gross humans rights violations from the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians that were killed to the hundred of illegaly ceased bodies of Christians and Muslims that were forcefully cremated. Given the opportunity these criminals will commit these crimes again and given the opportunity these criminals will lie through their teeth again. These criminals have to be punished through targeted sanctions, travel bans, asset freezes and international condemnation.

    • 7
      17

      Sitrep24, why do you think so many Sinhala Buddhists voted for this Government? Tamil separatism as displayed by the diaspora at every opportunity, Muslim expansion and terror, Christian proselytization with church planting, faith healing, music shows and unethical conversions.

      The Sinhala Buddhists don’t mind the country being in a mess. Nothing is worse than these three threats to their way of life. They have survived foreign invasion and occupation do you imagine that the UNHRC is going to worry them?

      The Core group on Sri Lanka is made up of Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, Montenegro. North Macedonia and Montenegro? Do they even know where Sri Lanka is? Obviously they have been coerced by the USA to give the impression of diversity.’

      • 4
        9

        S
        North Macedonia and Montenegro are client states of the US since early this century. They will volunteer without coercion.
        Would you adopt your same ‘principled stand’ on US hypocrisy in very nearly the entire Middle East and Latin America?

      • 10
        3

        Svenson

        “Sitrep24, why do you think so many Sinhala Buddhists voted for this Government?”

        Look only 6,853,690 (42%) of total eligible voters voted and the rest 9,410,195 (58%) did not vote for SLPP.
        In most elections competitive racism reward the most racist party/candidate.

        “Tamil separatism as displayed by the diaspora at every opportunity, Muslim expansion and terror, Christian proselytization with church planting, faith healing, music shows and unethical conversions.”

        Begining of your paranoia goes back to 1880s, 1915, 1948, 1956, …………between 1983 and 2009, …….

        In fact all your Tamil foes beginning with Cholans, Pandyans, Nayakkas, Sir Pon Ramanathan, Pon Arunachalam, GG Ponnampalam, SJV Chelvanayagam, A Amirthalingam, S Thondaman, V Prabaharan, R Sambandan, C V Vigneshvaran, …………… Sumanthiran, to Sanakiyan

      • 9
        3

        Svenson

        “Sitrep24, why do you think so many Sinhala Buddhists voted for this Government?”

        Look only 6,853,690 (42%) of total eligible voters voted and the rest 9,410,195 (58%) did not vote for SLPP.
        In most elections competitive racism reward the most racist party/candidate.

        “Tamil separatism as displayed by the diaspora at every opportunity, Muslim expansion and terror, Christian proselytization with church planting, faith healing, music shows and unethical conversions.”

        Begining of your paranoia goes back to 1880s, 1915, 1948, 1956, …………between 1983 and 2009, …….

        In fact all your Tamil foes beginning with Cholans, Pandyans, Nayakkas, Sir Pon Ramanathan, Pon Arunachalam, GG Ponnampalam, SJV Chelvanayagam, A Amirthalingam, S Thondaman, V Prabaharan, R Sambandan, C V Vigneshvaran, …………… Sumanthiran, to Sanakiyan seems to have fought against Sinhala Buddhists.

        Now you are fighting against Tamil Diaspora.
        What a tiring job being Sinhala/Buddhists?

        Sri Lankan Ambassador Manori Unambuwe went one step further, and said “floated the idea that an anti terrorism task force on cyber security should established to monitor social media platforms of youth in Europe, especially Sri Lankan Tamils living in the area. –
        JULY 31, 2020
        AUTHOR: COLOMBO TELEGRAPH”

        I am seriously looking for a consultant who specialises in treating Sinhala/Buddhist paranoia.

        • 5
          1

          Thank u dear Native. This comment will help clearing the doubts of the brainwashed.
          .
          But I dont think that would help much. Controversial news for today is -inventor of Dhammila paniya has been vaccinated yesterday, now FAKE Prof Jayasumana has to start with his refresh of pre-degrees if he he is to be compliant with medical approbation rules. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

          • 3
            2

            leelagemalli

            Where is Jayasumana?
            Is he still fighting with Muslim surgeon Seigu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi?
            Is Jayasumana involved in Vaccine distribution?

            • 1
              1

              Native,
              .
              I have sent him an Email asking why the bugger fell that deep – similar to that Kaliamma controlled DHAMMIKA PANI BEEMA Maker::: ?
              .
              None of them return to me with any responses.
              :
              Natha Dewiya’s contacts are close to him, anyways, I am not sure, NALINDA de Silva would be back to the island safe. Myanmar s turmoil would not stop in weeks to come.

            • 2
              1

              Jaysumana has lost his face

              Sisira Jayakodi has lost his face
              .
              Weerabalu wansa has lost not only his face but almost everything as of today
              .
              Gonthadipila has lost his self respect if he had some until lately
              .
              Nalaka B aluhewa, is hidden under the bed of Gotabaya yet today.
              :
              All these are powerful members of Gotabaya INTERLLECTUAL forces.

            • 1
              1

              Ironically,
              .
              all three tha t promoted – Kaliamma paniya- are now vaccinated.
              :
              Can you imagine ? That Muttihamy is made silent for some reason.
              :
              In Germany, BioNtech architects are not yet vaccinated becasue they are in 50ties. Germans give the prior to elderly people and hospital authorities.

        • 2
          6

          NV

          “In fact all your Tamil foes beginning with Cholans, Pandyans, Nayakkas, Sir Pon Ramanathan, Pon Arunachalam, GG Ponnampalam, SJV Chelvanayagam, A Amirthalingam, S Thondaman, V Prabaharan, R Sambandan, C V Vigneshvaran, …………… Sumanthiran, to Sanakiyan seems to have fought against Sinhala Buddhists”.

          Made an excellent “Koole” and taste & smell the death of all the Sri Lankans who had a Nation and now we do not….you can be the head of “centre of alternative facts” justifying the “Ratha Pottu Mafia killing Fields” or the agency manager for the “Toilet washers Inc” labourer supply chain around the world..we now call Diaspora….then called “Estate Workers” just limited to the tea and rubber planation in Malaysia/Fiji/Ceylon in colonial times….certainly a progress indeed in the world of sectarianism and racial politics in a secular world.

          • 3
            1

            Rumble 2021

            Too much noise from your rumble in the jungle..
            Could you repeat what you are trying to convey through your typing.
            Or are you asking me a question?
            Thanks.

      • 2
        1

        You came to be because of US, UK, and have you ever cared who or where North Macedonia and Montenegro were when you got yours.

        Although sori sinhala was mess, they hoped you would sort out your mess.

        The mess that does not bother you lot is now threatening other peoples’ existence not just their way of life in the Island.

        If you do not want to do it, they will have to do it (for you).

        By the way past performance is not guarantee for future.

        Stop crying and get on with sorting your mess out to avoid being marched by tight pulling off you by your ears and public caning if required (for sorting out mess).

    • 5
      5

      There can be no mercy to muslim extremists who are behind the Easter Sunday terrorist attack.

    • 5
      9

      sitrep24.
      It looks like there is something wrong in your brain. Do I have to tell you million times to convince that Sinhala Buddhists did not commit human rights violations? Sinhala ‘Ranaviruwo’ made enormous sacrifices and stopped war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights violations committed by LTTE Tamil terrorists who slaughtered Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers for three decades. You should request the International Community to punish those who committed heinous crimes, not the victims.

  • 29
    8

    It’s a shame that there weren’t any foreign observers in the warring Zone in the early part of 2009 to witness the bombing of No fire zone in order to kill thousands of innocent Tamils. The point blank killing of war surrendered was an huge war crime. From 20/5/2009 onwards the killing zone was no go area for a long time in order destroy the evidence of war crimes. But I am sure there must be satellite evidences. The UN and the west need to find the real perpetrators of 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed foreigners too. It was allowed to happen by the President +/- security service to swing the Presidential election.in Nov 2019

    • 6
      1

      N
      There weren’t any foreign observers, but there were certainly foreign accomplices on the ground who physically assisted the SL armed forces.
      Many conveniently forget that matter.

    • 3
      4

      There are various ways to bypass war crimes laws like using military contractors, paramilitary groups, etc. SL would have used them if there were observers.

      Don’t forget SL Monitoring Mission observers were there until 2008. Their report damned Tamils more.

  • 25
    8

    No one can stop Sri Lanka and Buddhism becoming the worst country and religion in the world. This is the focus of Rajapaksas and Buddhist Fundamentalists. Since the Buddhism come from Hindu India they don’t like Buddhism. So, they want to prove to the world that Buddhism is a religion of violence and enemy of Humanity. Further they don’t like Sinhala race because Sinhala also came partly from Hindu India ( I don’t know the truth about the claim that they are a mix of Lion).

    It is true that the UN or the major countries represent UN is bothered about human rights in Sri Lanka. They only want to use for their own interest and want to keep the internal problems as it is and the people are always dependent on others. Rajapaksas or Ranils (SWRDS, Senanayakas) continue to serve the western and Eastern masters as kings and keep people are always in poverty.
    The problem is not about Tamil or Muslim or Sinhala people. The kings always change their minds. When thousands of Sinhala people massacred by the Kings who bothered about human rights?
    When thousands of Tamil speaking people massacred by the Kings who bothered about human rights?
    All this happened within the past seven decades?

    • 3
      8

      Only solution is to split SL equitably to the 3 ethnic groups and relocate people.

      Until then what happened for 73 years will continue. In fact, will get worse as China rises above others and has penetrated into all parts of SL. China does not care about human rights.

    • 2
      11

      Ajith,
      Stop grumbling. If you have a problem with Sinhalayo as ‘Supremacists’ or ‘Fundamentalists’ do not blame Sinhalayo because Sinhalayo did not bring Demalu to Sinhale or invite them to come to Sinhale. Blame those who are responsible for your presence in this country like those who brought your ancestors to Sinhale as laborers, your elders who sought asylum in this country when they became Stateless after those who brought them ran away abandoning your ancestors in this country.
      Sinhalayo are not forcing the descendants of those who sought asylum to live in Sinhale. You are free to return to your ancestral homeland in Hindusthan/India so that Sinhalayo can live in peace in their country.
      —-
      “This is the focus of Rajapaksas and Buddhist Fundamentalists.”

  • 8
    26

    Naman,
    The Sri Lanka Military had to rescue 300000+ civilians held (at gun point) as a human shield by the Tamil terrorists.
    I don’t think any foreighner will be such a moron to come and observe such a volatile situation that was created by the terrorists.

    If western countries banned terrorist fundraising and functions held in support of the LTTE in their own soil thousands of lives would have been saved. Hope the West will reflect on it’s past failiures and put an end to any activity that supports TERRORIM in developing countries within thir borders.

    The resent ban of the LTTE by the Europian union is a step in the right direction.

    • 15
      5

      Whimpy Kid

      “The Sri Lanka Military had to rescue 300000+ civilians held (at gun point) as a human shield by the Tamil terrorists.”

      According to some unscientific conservative guestimate more than 125,000 Tamil Speaking innocent people have been killed between 1983 and 2009.

      The question still remains unanswered is out of the 300,000 how many people were released by armed forces unharmed? The armed forces must have had some sort of documentation about the people it interned in the camps. It also must have recorded all people it released after 2009.

      Why hasn’t the state/armed forces made those lists available to public. So that both lists could be reconciled before the dimwits started claiming whatever been claimed in the public.

      Kid
      Is it too difficult for you to grasp the idea of reconciling claims if the state provided the raw data.
      Where is your brain?
      Are you sitting on it or have allowed Wimal Weerawansa to sit on it?

    • 5
      2

      WK, Your comment, “I don’t think any foreighner will be such a moron to come and observe such a volatile situation that was created by the terrorists.”
      If the foreigners were not inclined to come and didn’t or unwilling come as observers, Who did the then Government ban from conflict Zones and debarred forthwith by military Fiat?
      Historical journalistic and International agency (UN) reports at that time reflect differently to your view.. Example UNHCR and Redcross. Or were these purported “observers” as you claim “Morons”?

  • 17
    4

    Can a sitting president claim that there were ZERO civilian casualties in the Sri Lankan civil war on public international TV? Yes he can and he did. Percy in fact reiterated it several times when the BBC journalist couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Ms Bachelette can chew on that cud for a while.

  • 6
    17

    Moda Naman,

    Are you saying that the current president was responsible for an atrocity that happened during the previous regime?

    What did the previous regime do to prevent it? Were they a bunch of ”Pambayas” scarecrows?
    Who was the Army commander IGP head of national intelligence at that time?
    Who appointed them?

    Didn’t they know what Hisbulla / Badurdeen was upto? Or are they pretending that they don’t know?

    Are you cuckoo in the head or some thing?

    • 10
      5

      Whimpy Kid

      “Are you saying that the current president was responsible for an atrocity that happened during the previous regime?”

      Not just the current president but also every prime minister, president, army commander, …… every Tom Dick and Harry are responsible since 1948 for genocide.

      Please stop being clever.

      • 3
        3

        ‘Not just the current president but also every prime minister, president, army commander, …… every Tom Dick and Harry are responsible since 1948 for genocide.’

        Uncle Veddah has posted some crap in the past, but nothing beats this. Where do you buy your tar brushes?

        • 2
          2

          Svenson

          “Uncle Veddah has posted some crap in the past, but nothing beats this. Where do you buy your tar brushes?”

          It must be a case of mistaken identity.
          Anyhow did you close your mouth in good time?

  • 4
    7

    I respect Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims right to agree or oppose with UNHRC and Core Group countries, as this is thier own matter. Launching protest against the decisions, taken there, is a healthy practice for democracy. This has to be united process of the same opinion holders. Lemon Puff leaned, what was not OK in his method, by trying to change a world origination’s decision by fasting in front of its local branch. After 12 years, his fasting has not made any change in the way the organization taking decision. Especially Tamils have to take lesson from Lemon Puff and carry their fights united and in meaningful ways. A democratic country’s government may not change its decision for the loss one man, but will do if that man convince the government by his logic that it is wrong in its action .

  • 7
    25

    Ambassador C. A. Chandraprema, a known former paramilitary and death squad member. Known to whom ? Fake news Terrorgraph ?

    • 2
      2

      Andare 2.0

      “Known to whom ? Fake news Terrorgraph ?”

      Known to Sri Lankan establishment, particularly the handlers who managed him in the late 1980s, Gotabaya, Janaka Perera, Sarath Fonseka, ………… US/UK/Hindian intelligence operatives and defense attaches…… based in Colombo, ……. particularly then human right champions, Mahinda, Vasu Nayakker, Tamara, …. and of course C. A. Chandraprema.

      If you didn’t know all these facts please stay tuned definitely I guarantee you will be educated.

  • 3
    10

    “The Government of Sri Lanka was supported in its efforts by China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran and The Philippines”.

    India not in the list??????????????????????? we should all give the land to the new colonial power India and leave the space (perhaps mass migration to western countries) as per the FP/TULF request since 1948.

    • 4
      6

      Rumble 2021,
      “India not in the list”

      Sinhalayo call this:
      ‘Udin Mithuru, Yatin Hathuru’
      (Outside friendly, inside enemy)

  • 10
    8

    Just put everything on hold
    Forget LTTE & ISLAMIC TERRORISTS & EXTREMIST.
    Our Soverignity is under threat .
    Muthusami has the Nerve to make a mockery of the Indigenous Sri Lankan Sinhalese and other Indigenous Sri Lankans.
    Is This Muthusami trying to be funny ? Or thinks Sri Lankans are total idiots ,?
    He has the Nerve to say The Locally formed Bharatiya Janatha Party .AKA BJP, has no connection with India,
    IS MUTHHUSAMI TRYING TO
    MONKEY ARPUND ?
    Bharatiya Janatha Party means
    INDIAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ,
    and he further goes to explain , if India helps them, he will inform the media
    Can you imagine the Cheek ?
    So tomorrow Blue Shirt Abdul Razik will form a new Party called Saudi Arabia Peoples Party, Malays can form Indonesia Javanese people’s Party , Burgers can form.
    PORTUGESE people’s Party and HOLAND PEOPLES PARTY AND THE LOCAL CHINESE CAN FORM CHINA PEOPLES PARTY .
    How can anyone dare to form a political party that represents a foreign country on our Soil ?
    News 1st , have published it but “LOL” they won’t let us comment, while daily mirror only allows their favs to
    Comments
    So it IS only deserving to say , I will take my hats off to CT , very accommodating and none bias when they edit.

    • 9
      7

      Pardon, typos .
      The government must consider it their
      Sacred duty to this party with no compromise and alsoist investigate how on earth this foreign Country’s
      Militant party has managed to get official approval,?
      This is extremely dangerous.
      Muthasami can take his BJP.and
      Xxx up

    • 5
      5

      Our Soverignity is under threat .
      From whom? Muthusami ?
      See a good counsellor.

      • 8
        2

        @SJ ,
        You pressed on the perfect button.
        Well unlike others, I do.not depend on superstitious beliefs , nor play victim and blame others .
        MY Religous beliefs are deeply rooted in independent reasoning.
        Yes I always had my councellor.
        Had you and other considers to do the same, we won’t be having murders like the chopping of the girl’s head a few days ago , a mother beating the hell out on her child and another mother standing still wearing religious attire but believing in supperstion and letting a psychopath use a 1 inches thick cane to chase the devil from a child by beating her to death.
        So much of hate , racism and bigotry are all connected to some kind of mental health issues and to believe jinns( devils) have taken over your body and live in your head as their homes and flies our when you sit in certain places you believe are powerful sacred places are all mental health issues.
        If the government brings in a legislation to insist that all people who visits some form of witchcraft to at the same time to visit a good physician , Psycatrict and a Counsellor it would save lives.
        We must accept reality .We as citizens have been through lot of mental trauma since 70’s , The 1st localised Che Guevara insurrection, followed by 83 riots , a 2nd wave

  • 7
    8

    If needed Chandraperuma would go to UNHRC with his Chilly Water Cannon to fire at Western countries’ rep. He could be that tough. But what is needed is Buddhist Sinhalese to feel they too own the UNHRC, the same way they feel with their government. It is irrelevant here whether America pays for these institutions or Germany pays for them or Japan pays for them………(There is no difference from that in all countries, the higher income brackets pay more taxes to maintain the governments. But democratic governments are equal for everybody, notwithstanding of the Tax paid.) Though UNHRC is in Geneva, miles away from Island Ceylon, it is formed to deal with same the functions our government does. It is intended to do them justice, peace, security, economic recovery, disaster recovery, healthcare, education, cultural maintenance, fun & games like tourism………….
    From SWRD’s time, a fake communism is sowed in Lankawe by gangs of swindlers. The people, who cannot pronounce Marx’s name, teach anti West feeling to the uneducated, as Marxism. Marx sincere concern was how to develop Western Economy and share it to all. After all, Marx too is from a thick Western country, Germany. Now, West didn’t just have passed two centuries old Marx’s socialism, but even few decades old Economic pundit Keynes’ teaching, too. These Marxists propagandists are nothing but Jehovah witness of political economy.

  • 6
    6

    Unless Buddhist Sinhalese understand why these international bodies are established, they have a reason to be swayed by the half-baked, unscrupulous, Marxist propagandist’s socialism.
    Time for Buddhist Sinhalese to move forward, instead of travelling 200 years back to crown Marx’s solution, which was for Old Western World economic problems, and which economic situation is not present in anywhere in the current world countries, especially in South Asia, even if they are not developed.
    Buddhist Sinhalese need to feel that because UNHRC is their too, they have a legitimate right to demand justice from it. I cannot go deep in to it. But CT can ask its writers to write essays on, high lighting and elaborating the paragraphs on the revised Draft Resolution as PP1, PP2bis, PP3, PP4, PP8, PP10bis,PP14. Of cause those essays need not to be limited to what we are pointing. The purpose of them is to introduce Buddhist Sinhalese the UN Bodies, their purpose, their obligation to world-including Buddhist Sinhalese and all our obligation towards them on complying, funding, advancing their purpose and coverage along with the advancement of civilization and science. They are there to nibble the mistakes at the bud, before explode as world wars. It is our “We the world’s”’ obligation, to make sure they serve the purpose for why they are there, without we distancing from them with artificial rhetoric.

    • 2
      6

      Tamils do not have UN Membership. Do they? Sinhalese have UN Membership.

      The great irony is while fighting the war, Mahinda was the only person to speak at the UN in Tamil Nadu language.

      • 3
        1

        Fathima, I don’t get it.
        Don’t you pretend like an import from Saudi? So Old King pretended like he an import from TN. What is the Great or what is the irony there?

    • 6
      6

      Mallaiyuran,
      “They are there to nibble the mistakes at the bud, before explode as world wars.”
      —-
      Can you please tell how many wars they stopped?
      Can you remember the behavior of UN when some countries wanted to invade Iraq? What did UN do to prevent invasion of Afghanistan, Syria, Libya?
      What did UN and UNHRC do when LTTE Tamil terrorists:
      • Slaughtered Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, multi-barrel guns, chemical weapons and child soldiers for three decades,
      • Snatched children and recruited as combatants completely ruining their childhood and education,
      • Used children to make bombs,
      • Forced parents to give their children to be recruited as LTTE carders who even had to carry out suicide attacks,
      • Blew up buses and trains killing innocent civilians,
      • Massacred Sinhala Buddhists worshipping at Sri Maha Bodhiya,
      • Bombed Dalada Maligawa which is a sacred place of Buddhists,
      • Killed Buddhist monks,
      • Killed all the opponents of LTTE including politicians,
      • Assassinated an Indian Prime Minister, Sri Lankan President and several Sinhala politicians,
      • Killed 600 Policemen who surrendered shooting one by one in the head,
      • Massacred Muslims praying in a Mosque,
      • Operated a Kangaroo Court and carried out summary executions, mainly Tamils.
      —-
      The list contains only a selected few.

      • 2
        5

        Dear EE

        Correction “pre 1981” there were groups since early 70 ‘s been brought up under the direct stewardship of the FP then TC eventually TULF in 1977….following the election victory came the “River of blood speech from TULF in Colombo followed by the riots then. I have my neighbours came in body bags in both the riots in 77 and 83 a straight provocative act resulted in innocent soldiers dying followed by innocent citizens of our Nation dying for what??

        it is a very critical part of all that took place in our Nation. That is why this period (what happened in Jaffna) is a very closely guarded secret the world does not want to know/purposely blocked off by the trainers/creators FP/TULF/TN/India….it is a very inconvenient truth.

        LTTE only took its principled format/title after successfully making all other groups rendered useless as there were several thuggery done on the Jaffna public by various groups (over and beyond the FP/TULF had their opponents killed)…as the Indian moved in all these groups part of the same clout) found home with the GoSL…now called TNA (FP/TULF/PLOTE/TELO…)for their survival ever since hardly did any battle except killed Tamils who did not support TULF politics.

        • 3
          4

          That is why TNA should know all the missing more than anyone else be it JVP or otherwise..for the 50 years of blunders….then the same folly shown the true colours after the LTTE decimation and gone back to its old tricks that we seen in the last parliament….so the miserable journey continues within entity allowed to operate in our Nation….the one and only that need to be wiped out of the planet….the children are the victims we call them many things/names (terrorists/insurgency/freedom fighters/traitors etc) and by many quarters according to the services rendered by them to different parties at different times…..some are local needs and others are international.

          Hence we need the UN to investigate all from 70’s onwards in Jaffna will result in justice for all that was listed by you in a chronological order. Otherwise is always “rough justice” suites the International Community who benefited from our own blunders period and the ignorant segment of diaspora who had no relevance/interest except retribution for their own ventures has nothing to do with Sri Lankan well being as they have nothing constructive/mindful to offer has been proven since 2009 beyond reasonable doubt.

      • 5
        2

        Eagle Blind Eye

        The question you should be asking yourself along with your fellow Sinhala/Buddhists is what is the purpose of having a Chapter II in the country’s constitution if it couldn’t protect the racists as well as innocent people?

        Don’t you think giving special status to Buddhism in the Constitution is the biggest ever fraud perpetrated in this island?

        PS.
        CHAPTER II
        BUDDHISM
        9. The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the
        foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State
        to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all
        religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).

      • 4
        3

        EE
        Can you please tell how many wars they stopped?
        They stopped all the world wars that were looming after 1945.

        “What did UN and UNHRC do when LTTE Tamil terrorists: “
        UN can do nothing for you now, You will have to just be patient(Don’t worry, it can be cured) until all Covid-19 patients are treated and removed from Angoda Hospital.
        Good luck!

  • 6
    5

    “Observers said the Lankan Envoy openly insinuated that High Commissioner for Human Rights a widely respected former President of Chile and survivor of torture under Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship….”

    The irony here is profound. Pinochet was a dictator, yes, but he was funded and set up by the CIA. The failed policies of economic “liberalization” he pursued were part of the “Chicago School”, the founder being a famous economist, Milton Friedman. The US foreign policy is to sponsor proxy groups to overthrow legitimate governments (Chile, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Ukraine, etc). These proxy groups often use terrorism. When the legitimate government of said country crushes the rebellion, they are accused of war crimes by USA and its Western friends.

    • 5
      3

      Lester

      “Pinochet was a dictator, yes, but he was funded and set up by the CIA.”

      So is Gota the American.
      Whom did he work for between 1987 and 1991?
      Why was he granted a green card?
      Why was he not charged by US authorities with war crimes that he committed between 1987 and 1991?

      Lester you are fast turning yourself into Jester
      Take good care of yourself.

      • 2
        2

        Vedda,

        You are comparing Gotha to Pinochet? Gotha put down a terrorist rebellion, he had no choice. You and your Tamil diaspora should have asked LTTE to surrender at the time Karuna surrendered. Instead of taking 30,000 Tamils hostage and hiding at Nanthikadal. Back to my main point: USA foreign policy creates dictatorships: Shah of Iran, Pinochet, Ashraf Ghani (Afghanistan), Al-Nouri (Iraq), etc. ISIS was the direct creation of USA. When the USA removed Saddam Hussein, the Sunnis were persecuted by the Shia minority, which led to the creation of ISIS. Syria (Assad) fought against ISIS, while Saudi Arabia/Turkey/USA supported ISIS. According to USA, Assad is a dictator. This is the logic of your Western friends.

        • 1
          0

          Lester

          “You are comparing Gotha to Pinochet? “

          I am not comparing this little nobody from little island who is a tool of USA.
          He is known around the country only because he killed thousands of innocent people (1987-1991) (2005 -2015). Killing and competitive racism together with tacit American support propelled him to where he is now.

          Other than that he still relies on his fellow war criminals to get things done, and finds it things are not get done. COVID 19 is a serious pandemic, needs serious medical practices and knowledge. Two war criminals are running the show like two headless chickens. All they want to tell the press is that as they had wiped out LTTE this COVID 19 is nothing.

          Gota spends a lot of time visiting Vihares and Temples rather than dealing with real issues. Instead he should renounce his worldly way of life and stay in one of those brilliant Forest Monasteries and Meditation Centres until he enlightens himself.
          You should join him.
          When you go take all those saffron clad thugs with you as
          Sinhalese and Buddhists need some respite from the religious hooligans.

  • 6
    5

    NV,

    Please keep to the point.
    Without muddying the waters.
    We are talking about the Easter Sunday Bombings – carried out by Islamic Extremists.

    The President was Maithreepala Sillysena and Prime Minister was Yanki Dicki Ranil.

    • 5
      3

      Whimpy Kid

      “The President was Maithreepala Sillysena and Prime Minister was Yanki Dicki Ranil.”

      What is the difference between Maithiri and Mahinda?
      There isn’t much difference between the two, both have been in the same rocking boat.
      Or for that matter Prime Ministers and Presidents before them.

      Do you know if there are any Vedamahathya (medicine man) who sell medicine to cure arrested development in kids?

  • 4
    3

    Sri Lanka’s lightweight thug and war criminal, made an idiot of himself, and bringing shame to the country. When a country is run by thugs, war criminals, and is represented at the UN by an uncouth, uneducated thug, who does not know what diplomacy is, does not know how to conduct himself, thinking and acting like the village thug, it does bode well for the country. He represents our nation, and will obviously represent his bosses, a reflection of the Rajapaksa regime. Thadi and his gang are thugs and goons, out of their element at the UN, making fools of themselves, attacking those above their pay grade with unsubstantiated accusations, and digging themselves deeper into a hole.
    Empty vessels making the most sound and looking guilty as hell.

  • 3
    2

    If (it is a big if, though) no wrongdoing has been committed, what is the reluctance to go through a process of testing, (if one is reluctant for an International/foreign judicial process, please do so by a local judicial process with foreign observers) to Test the allegations and provide credence as to these alleged crime to elicit, whether they are True or False. One is not at fault until that Test is done and the verdict is “guilty”. If found “Not Guilty”, you are free to live your life as a normal citizen.
    We need foreign judicial observers to validate and demonstrate and ensure no favouritism or impartiality is compromised. Unfortunately incidents and outcomes (for instance repeated court decisions sans adduced reasons thereof for the verdict) have necessitated this requirement at least of Foreign Judicial Observers, if not foreign Judicial participation (which SL made clear does not accept).
    In the absence of this process, the entirety of the Security Tri forces (Army, SLAF and SLN), Police, STF, intelligence are tarnished with the same brush as “having committed HR violations and Genocide”. This should be avoided.

  • 3
    1

    They (Valiant Security Forces who redeemed this nation) do not deserve this “marring” of their character for acts they did not commit, but committed by those unscrupulous and guilty of it. We need to separate the “Chaff from the Seed”, and clear the air once and for all.
    We need to do this soon than later, for the good of all, whilst, perpetrators, if any are still in the land of the living and not gone beyond (Example the singing DIG)
    ZERO claim of HR violations is a fantasy of politicians. I don’t think none of us believe it.
    This process of denying the testing process (claiming it is unpatriotic) is not good as attributed now towards our Valiant Patriotic Security forces, which in the main were very patriotic, pursued with vigour and help eliminate violence and Terrorism from SL in 2009 for all time and a proud nation.
    Hope Sensible thinking prevails and results in a good outcome to all Sri Lankans

  • 7
    5

    For some strange reason UK and USA do not want to handover the despatches sent by Lt. Col. Lawrence Smith who was the US Defense Attache to the US embassy in Colombo during the conflict and Lt. Col. Anthony Gash who was the UK Defense Attache to the UK High Commission in Colombo during the conflict to UNHRC. Both were privy to top level information which they passed on to their respective governments. Their observations are to be taken far more seriously than the information and data given by those who suffer from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’.
    Lord Naseby who has managed to get a heavily blackened report of 39 pages says the Foreign Office resisted to give these dispatches for two years when he tried to obtain them under Freedom of Information. Why are they so scared to give these reports? Don’t they trust Lord Naseby? Definitely there is something fishy.

    • 3
      3

      Eagle Blind Eye

      “For some strange reason UK and USA do not want to handover the despatches sent by Lt. Col. Lawrence Smith ………………………………….)

      Unusually this is a very clever question.

      For some strange reason, the Sri Lankan state has been denying access to the list of persons who surrendered to the the armed forces and the list containing the names and details of those whom the state claimed to have released.

      Is it possible for Lord Naseby to obtain both lists from Lt. Col. Lawrence Smith/Lt. Col. Anthony Gash?

  • 2
    1

    If Sri Lanka is a light weight thug in the world areana who are the heavy weight thugs?

    USA, Russia, China, NATO ?

    Middle weight Class – India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, OPEC, Iran, North Korea?

    What does thugs do best? – opress the weak – untill the weak cannot take it any more …………

    • 2
      2

      Whimpy Kid

      “What does thugs do best? – opress the weak – untill the weak cannot take it any more”

      Exactly.
      Brilliant.
      You have the potential to grow and prosper unless of course you want to remain a kid forever, especially a kid who is suffering from arrested development.

      • 2
        1

        Nice one Vedda,

        South Asians including Sri Lanka are suffering from arrested development because we are carried away by race , creed , cast, gender, sexual orientation and the politicians (including TNA) make use of it to come to power and stay in power.

        No development only ” Vanse Habal ganawa” braging about ancestry.

  • 5
    1

    My only worry is the menace Yahapalana help establish with Free hand , training of Tamil youths of Indian origins * ( this was confirmed by the Siva Sena on Derena soon after the Easter attacks) .
    The New Religous terror outfit is more ruthless than any Islamic extremists.
    I sincerely hope HE.The President will dismantle the group of Tamil Youths from all over the Island who have been moved to the east and trained. You can get the interview from Media Archives where the Local Siva Senai leader openly admitted .

  • 5
    1

    CT readers must consider taking time and reading . Lakmal Harischandra’s Article about the ruthless miltant arm of BJP the Siva Senai.
    Their only aim is to fulfil the angedas of their masters , simple, Sri Lanka must never become self sufficient and reach 1st world status ; which Sri Lanka has all the resources and credentials , with a perfect size of population; educated; more refined and polished than any of the Asia sub Contintent states.
    The only way is to create a rift , spread hate , divide the people and a create an internal conflict like how they created LTTE and trained them in India.
    What can be much easier than Religous hate , an excuse against Muslims, who have become willing goats of targets, with their newly adopted stupid , Indo-arabian culture which most are akin to Tablique ; Indian Jamath E Islam, Toweeds, Hubuls all in someway or other have Taliban, Qaeda , ISIS and Afganani voilent form of Sufi sect , the Hubul..ideology.
    HE The President must use merciless crack down on all extremists and militant Religous ideologies and ban them permentally.
    We must build a powerful military base in Trincomalee with the alliance of China and Pakistan and never remove our armed forces from North and East.

  • 1
    1

    Gothabaya was elected to keep the country safe. Many more attacks were planned after Easter Sunday, but were prevented only because of the security forces. The highly incompetent Sirisena/Ranil government was clueless in regards to national defense, including domestic internal threats. A bomb-making factory in the middle of Colombo, that is what you get when you relax the Prevention of Terrorism Act. There is no doubt Gotha’s security plans make some Tamils and Muslims feel uncomfortable, as the report above says. But this is not unique to minorities; refer to the JVP. The government will crush any and all terrorists. If people want to protest peacefully, they should not only renounce violence but all claims to a separate state.

    • 1
      1

      Lester

      “Gothabaya was elected to keep the country safe.”

      Well who is going to keep the country safe from Gota, Mahinda, Namal, Basil, ……. and their 400,000 + 15,000 + 70,000 and rest of the b***s carriers?

    • 5
      1

      @Lester ,
      Agree but needs rephrase,
      Segments of Muslims and Tamils .
      Not all.Muslims and Tamils , in fact in just segnenrs of Muslims and Tamils, but also segments of others too.

  • 4
    1

    The President is doing a great job in going after Crimes .
    People whose homes or business are robbed, should insist on the police to take finger prints .
    This will help crackdown on suspects.

  • 2
    1

    WK , EE & Like Minded
    It is NOT good for most Sri Lankan and especially the minorities to have been born in this paradise Island. They certainly must have committed sins in their past births!
    They have seen how the country have developed so far since Independence. Are the Sinhala Buddhists proud of their country as it is now? Ruled by an Despots? Their success had been in dividing the citizens by race & religion
    Allowing the criminals to walk the streets and keeping the innocents in prisons. Justice and Freedom has taken refuge and hiding now.
    Are you all clever people or the Real MODAYAS?

  • 5
    2

    Colombo has sent a strong message to.BJP, So has Nepal.
    Next thing is for Sri Lanka to. Dismantle the militant party and continue to investigate and interrogate all its membership and those who received ttaining and see if they have got any guerrilla training, this can be done even at random checking ; on the elbows and knees,.our Security forces are experts on identifying it
    It is important to register all Tamil workers from estates ,if they have been exposed to Siva Senai.
    This is no joke.
    It’s the lethargy of Yahapalana that caused the Easter incident , all.fingers also point to somewhat Indo-arabized Radical extremist Islam inspired.
    There is very little difference between the extremism between Indian Hindus and Extremism of Indian Islam.
    Sri Lanka Hindus and Muslims must keep.away from.those who propagate such ideology and must inform relevant athourities in case they have any information of both groups.
    We do not want to make Sri Lanka a battlefield for two groups of mad dogs.

    .https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202103/1217501.shtml

  • 1
    1

    I feel the entire nation of Srilanka is very unfair to let Ms. Ahimsa Wickremetunga suffer alone fighting for justice for the brutal murder of her father. I am sure she was traumatized when she learned about his tragic death. As if that was not enough for her to have endured she has to carry the burden of her own to fight for justice on behalf of her father, a responsibility one cannot shy away from. After all he was not protecting the Chest of Gold of his father. It was the people’s money. Where have all the people gone????

    • 1
      0

      I condemn all murder – it is totally unacceptable if it is a government sponsored murder.

      What can the civilians do? – DO NOT VOTE for such people to come to government.

      Sadly we see people with a violent background are voted to parliament and many other government bodies in Sri Lanka.

  • 2
    2

    Naman,

    The Sinhala Buddhists have also had their fair share of misery and loss during the LTTE scourge.
    Thousans of civilians were brutally slaughtered and disabled by the LTTE. Not to mention the trauma and irriversible psychological damage.

    It was not only the Sinhala Buddhists that were killed, by these monsters.

    However the Sinhala Buddhists acted with restraint and allowed the government to rid the cuntry of terrorism.

    Tamils also have to stand up and take responsibility without pointing the finger at the Sinhala Buddhists all the time.

    • 2
      1

      Whimpy Kid

      “Thousans of civilians were brutally slaughtered and disabled by the LTTE.”

      So what do you suggest?

  • 1
    1

    Naman,

    The people left in Sri Lanka during the LTTE era went through a nightmare with Bombs going off in trains, buses, airports, central bank, shopping centres, markets etc.

    Ultimately the LTTE closed the water suppy to poor farmers depiving lifegiving water to the farmers.

    No point in freting about past sins – turn away from violence and work together – for a better tomorrow.

    The majority Sinhala Bhuddhists have had thir fair share of sorrow.

    However they learn from their mistakes and try to make the best of what is available.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.