22 September, 2020

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Shavendra removed from UN group

By Colombo Telegraph

Major General Shavendra Silva

Sri Lanka’s deputy U.N. ambassador has been dropped from a group advising Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on payment to troops participating in U.N. peacekeeping operations, the Associated Press reported today.

According to the report, the group’s chair, former U.N. deputy secretary-general Louise Frechette, said in a statement Wednesday that after consulting other members she had advised Major General Shavendra Silva “that his participation is not appropriate or helpful.”

Silva was a top commander during the final stages of the country’s civil war.

Frechette gave no further explanation, but Silva headed Division 58, which was named in a U.N. report in connection with alleged war crimes.

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    This is a victory for humanity! War criminals should not be left in peace until the moment they draw their last breath. They are the scum of humanity and deserve to be treated as such.

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      Truth and justice act very slow BUT certainly and heavily. It will be delivered on all who deserve. Period.

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      Silve can now enjoy the holidays!

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        …since Mervyn Silva has replaced him !!

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      Dear Nihal P
      ,
      Do not take David Blacker seriously, as we all know who he tries to protect, once he accused me “I ‘m a Tamil man disguised as a Sinhalese ” . i did not waste my time to convince that i ‘m a Sinhalese , why would I ? basically he is a laughing stock and a hired actor akin to DJ, Rohan G, Rajeewa W et al, Blacker repeats what his master wanted to say about others who have dissenting views, i have read his slur about you , just ignore , it is not worth wasting your time on a hired pseudo defense analyst.
      By the way he is a war criminal, funny part is , he publically uttered it , how smart one can be ?

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        Glad to see that other commentators are aware of Blacker’s true colors. I think he is paid by GOSL to spam various Sri Lankan websites with pro-government jibberish. I believe he is also hired to gather personal data on individuals sympathetic to the Tamil cause, and pass it on to Army intelligence. If I were the moderator, I would ban such a nefarious character but that is their decision, not mine.

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        I, PresiDunce Percy Jilmart Bean, also disagree with what David BlockHead (a misguided former army sniper) has to say. We should not ban anybody or censor them.
        I strongly believe in what Voltaire the French Philosopher said. “I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”
        The lies of David BlockHead and other Rajapaksa sycophants can not continue for long with the mounting evidence that is coming out from from such sources as WikiLeaks and much recently from the horses mouth it self…when the Government of Rajapaksa admitted to around 8000+ civilian deaths in the North after a recent census. With the mounting pressure from the international community, this Government of Rajapaksa has gone from a “Zero Casualties” tall story to admitting that 8000+ Tamil civilians were killed. This is a start. The truth CANNOT…and WILL NOT be hidden forever.

        Given below is a link of how Mahinda Rajapaksa, the ‘wannabe’ king of Sri RajaPakistan gets caught in several bare faced lies while being interviewed by a CNN reporter soon after the PresiDunce election in 2010. Take a look at his body language. See how he scratches his left ear. It would be interesting to see what a body language expert has to say after watching this video. Watch and enjoy. ;)

        http://youtu.be/pzGj2hYoymo

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        “once he accused me “I ‘m a Tamil man disguised as a Sinhalese ””

        I’m not sure if I should be more insulted by the atrocious grammar you attribute to me or the false accusation you make against me, but I can assure you I have never questioned your ethnicity; nor am I interested in it. Could you link to any such accusation I have made against you?

        “By the way he is a war criminal, funny part is , he publically uttered it , how smart one can be ?”

        Again, can you link to this utterance? Or should we take it as one of your little fantasies?

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        ” I believe he is also hired to gather personal data on individuals sympathetic to the Tamil cause, and pass it on to Army intelligence. If I were the moderator, I would ban such a nefarious character but that is their decision, not mine.”

        My goodness, what fantasies you have, Unterklokommandant :D You can add this too your long list; you know, the one that includes how the US won the Vietnam War, and Hitler WW2.

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        “The lies of David BlockHead and other Rajapaksa sycophants”

        Lol, looks like the gathering is complete. A group of ravens is called a “murder of ravens”; so maybe a bunch of idiots should be called a “moron of idiots” — the Unterklokommandant is now supported by Srilal and the Dunce :D

        Btw, Duncy, can you link to any of my sycophantic words about the Rajapaksas?

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        @David BlockHead

        Please do watch the interview of Rajapaksa. See how he gets caught out in several lies. I call you a Rajapaksa sycophant because you continue to defend such lies. The link to the egg on the face interview is given below. ;)

        http://youtu.be/pzGj2hYoymo

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        But where is the link to me defending the Rajapaksas as you have accused me? No point hiding behind that old clip. Unless you are admitting you are a liar, you need to substantiate your accusation, Duncy. You remind me of your buddy Heshan aka Nihal P aka the Unterklokommandant who links to stuff that doesn’t prove his point :D

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    About time too. There is something of Hermann Göring about this guy, with a hint of Reinhard Heydrich. I have no doubt he will pop up elsewhere in the regime. Influential thugs always do.

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      No Adolf Hitler or Count Dracula? How dull.

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        Mr Blacker ,

        i do not intend to have a continuous debate with you , simply because you do not represent yourself ! (Similar to have a debate with wimal weerawansa )
        on the ethnicity part here is what you had to say about me

        “Do you even have the courage to post here with your full real name?”

        “. Should I ask you whether you are following your “boss”‘s tactics in attempting to bully all dissent out of an area you consider your “homeland”?

        http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/5398#comment-28014

        On the war criminal part, Nihal has already addressed it, i remember you were having hollow and a never-ending argument with Archarya & Gehan on the criminal law .

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        “i do not intend to have a continuous debate with you”

        Good decision, Srilal; since anyone following that link will see that the usual result of you trying to have a “debate”, is that you end up looking like a bigger idiot than you already are.

        “on the ethnicity part here is what you had to say about me”

        :D I note that in typical style you only post a part of the conversation. Here is the rest of your abusive tirade, and my response to it:

        Srilal: ““For me this is not my full time job , no body ever come forward to pay for me , I write when ever I get a chance , that is all .”

        DB: “And that is indeed the case for me too. So why don’t you stop trying to assign motives to my opinions and instead address what I have asked you?”

        Srilal: “Is that what you say is true , how come your boss does not allow any body to speak up their mind freely””

        DB: “I’ve no idea whom you mean by my “boss”, but shouldn’t you address those inquiries to him or her rather than me. Should I ask you whether you are following your “boss”‘s tactics in attempting to bully all dissent out of an area you consider your “homeland”?”

        Srilal: “Your homeland , hoo haa I see , now I got it , so I’m a Tamil and a LTTE supporter , what a brilliant/smart man you are Blacker , my earlier prediction , you being Dumb , proven again, cheers Pal!”

        So I repeat, where have I questioned you on your ethnicity? I simply questioned you on the same subject you questioned me. Uncomfortable to have to defend as well as attack isn’t it, Srilal? :D

        “On the war criminal part, Nihal has already addressed it”

        He has certainly given it his best shot :D but when questioned on which crime I’m supposed to have committed, he has, as usual, gone silent. I’m glad to see that you’re such an ardent supporter of ineptness.

        “i remember you were having hollow and a never-ending argument with Archarya & Gehan on the criminal law .”

        Actually, it was on international humanitarian law :D But what’s the difference, eh, Srilal? The law must be all the same, no? I recall your attempt to suggest that I was bested in the aforementioned “argument”; and I recall my asking you to point out how I was bested. You went strangely quiet at that point. Now the fact that you don’t even know the difference between criminal and IH law reveals your confusion :D

        But let us enlighten the others on this forum as to what launched your slanderous attack on me. This is what I told you in October 2011 (and it seems you are still the same cowardly little man you were back then):

        “Your shallow, uninformed, and spiteful comment is symbolic of a lot of the nonsense you post online. It is only an immoral and weak man who stands in the shadows and slings mud at those standing in the light; and it is done because mud is your only weapon. A brave man’s weapon is the truth. I await your use of your weapon on me now.”

        And of course you then proceeded with your mud-slinging. You are nothing but scum, Srilal, and you always will be.

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        @ David BlockHead

        Who needs an Adolf Hitler or Count Dracula when we have our very own devil incarnate, Goat RogerPox sa? :-P

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        Can you repeat that in English, Duncy; preferably before you start drinking for the day.

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      This may be the beginning of either being booted out of nyc or stripping of diplomatic immunity and reopening the charges against him(it) for mass murders.

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        Don’t hold your breath.

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    Once again the powerful Tamil Tiger Misinformation Lobby has prevailed.

    Never in the history of human conflict have so many been mislead and deceived by so few as the Tamil Tiger Diaspora have done with much of the western world with regard to the truth and realities in Sri Lanka.

    Sharvendra de Silva is yet another victim of this deception.

    Any one who has any doubts about this claim should follow the U tube link below to see for themselves what the Tamil civilians against whom Sharvendra is accused of committing war crimes, have to say about these allegations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5O1JAfRXew

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      Dear BLACKER,
      A few tamils who escaped the war relate their experince of luckily having been at the right place at the right time.
      The site of the last battle is “sealed off” as all the tens of thousands of bodies have been pushed into the shell & bomb craters and bulldozed over.
      The excuse is “landmines” !
      Any landmines would have all been exploded by the shell & bomb detonations.
      You being a so called Defence Analyst will agree.
      Are the diaspora more effective than Lee Pottinger, the hired disinformation professionals?
      Truth always prevails.

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        Blacker is himself a war criminal. Do you really expect an honest answer? I debated with this guy for several months, a long time ago, and the only constant was that he could not admit the Sri Lankan Army is guilty of a single war crime. Not even one.

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        I don’t doubt that many bodies were buried in mass graves to save time. UAV footage shows that the Tigers were already doing it before the area was captured by the army.

        No, it is incorrect to say that the shelling would have detonated all the landmines. If that were so, minefields would be useless as a defence.

        I think you guys are rejoicing over something actually quite unimportant. The GoSL shouldn’t have suggested Gen Silva for that committee, knowing the controversy. In fact, I was quite surprised that he had been accepted, giving the usual aversion to controversy that the UN has. I guess the GoSL was looking for a bit of kudos. To make out that this is some great defeat, or that a great soldier has been humiliated is laughable. This is the world of international diplomacy; you win some, you lose some, and you move on. Dancing a jig or crying crocodile tears is pretty juvenile.

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        Unterklokommandant Heshan (aka Nihal P) has constantly called me a war criminal over the last year on Groundviews. However he cannot find any evidence against me or even articulate which crime I have committed. So obliquely he admits that in spite of months of effort, he could not prove any war crimes (even though I myself have never claimed that no crimes were committed). Instead, his chagrin at his inability forces him to make unsubstantiated accusations in the hope that the words of his Nazi heroes (he has publicly professed his love for figures like Hitler, Rommel, Goebbels, etc, and his hatred of Jews, Muslims, homosexuals, etc) would come true, the constant repetition of lies replacing the truth.

        Nihal is sadly an unbalanced individual who finally fled Groundviews when his racism and bigotry became too public. He has similarly been banned from Transcurrents by DBS Jeyaraj for attempting to impersonate that journalist. He seems to have found a home here now. Let’s see how long that lasts.

        Nihal believes in white Christian supremacy of the world (even though he is a Sinhalese Sri Lankan). He has regularly dribbled on about the joys of colonialism, the necessity that Muslim nations be invaded and subjugated, the evils of Judaism and homosexuality, and many such things.

        He has at various times claimed that Hitler in fact won WW2, that it was the Jews who dropped the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that Ranil Wickramasinghe entered parliament illegally, that the UNP never won the elections in 2001, and various other comical theories that show us clearly what sort of a sad and deranged creature he is.

        In addition, he is also largely ignorant and uneducated, though he manages to comment in a way that makes it seem like he is educated. He has for instance claimed that North Korea is not a member of the UN, that India has no president, that the US won the Vietnam War, that Japan has no military, etc.

        I leave it to you to decide whom to believe. I don’t hide my identity, and I’m quite open about what I have said and done.

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        I have no affiliation to “Heshan” or whoever that is supposed to be. It looks as if Blacker might be suffering from PTSD. In any event here is Blacker describing his first “experience” with a woman (a corpse, to be specific):

        “I myself have helped dispose of (dead) bodies in this way (aka abuse female corpses), and we did make crude juvenile jokes. We were all just 19 or 20 years old, and you joke about everything if you don’t wanna go insane. Many of us had never even seen a real naked woman before, so obviously we commented, even though they were dead. It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.”

        http://groundviews.org/2011/06/21/the-story-of-the-hypocrite-in-a-tamil-man/

        On another note, one can deduce from the above how the Sri Lankan Army treated dead LTTE. Taking images of naked female corpses with cell phones, groping and mutilating the corpses, etc. were all considered perfectly acceptable behavior. If you have any doubt, read Blackers comments above. And if you still have doubts, similar behavior is portrayed – or at least hinted at – in the Channel 4 tape.

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        In fact, if you click on the groundviews link I gave, you will find an entire page full of Mr. Blackers’ defending the SLA’s abuse of dead corpses, e.g. corpses in various states of undress. Elsewhere, on the same website, Mr. Blacker also claimed its okay for the SLA to destroy LTTE graveyards, that the Darusman Report is false, that the Channel 4 videos are all false, that the Sri Lankan Army did not intentionally shell farcical “no-fire zones”, etc. Mr. Blacker is nothing more than a paid propaganda writer for GOSL. However, given that he once served in the Sri Lankan Army and was directly involved in numerous war crimes, his perspective is most revealing, to say the least.

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        I suggest people do follow that link so that they can see how Heshan aka Nihal P has edited my comment with his own in brackets to change the meaning ;) This is par for the course with this sad guy who cannot even hold his own in a debate without resorting to lies. His denial of being “Heshan” is also quite amusing as he is incapable of writing in any style other than “Moron Italic”, and even a cursory glance at the writing on Groundviews will reveal him to be the same person :D

        As for my comments on the NFZs, they are quite valid, and have yet to be countered. My views have been included in the Marga Institute’s critique of the Darusman Report, and been reproduced in newspapers both in Sri Lanka and India. They are all in the public domain (so Nihal/Heshan isn’t really dropping a bombshell by linking to them) and can be viewed on my blog http://www.blacklightarrow.wordpress.com or on the sites of The Sunday Leader and The Times of India.

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        Here is what I said in June 2011 on the thread Unterklokommandant Heshan has linked to with regards to the committing of war crimes by the SL military. You may judge for yourself if his claim that I have never admitted that the SL military committed war crimes is true or not, and then judge if the rest of his accusations against me are worthy of credibility:

        “Personally, I believe Tiger POWs were executed, not just in 2008-9, but throughout the war, just as thousands of armed forces and police POWs were executed by the Tigers and other militants. I believe thousands of civilians were killed in the last offensive, not because the GoSL and the military wanted to kill them, but because, unfortunately, they were on the battlefield, held as human shields by the Tigers. All of this has happened in every war of the 20th and 21st centuries, and will happen as long as we are willing to go to war. HOWEVER, Sri Lanka is obviously under special scrutiny; and only special crimes, such as those seen in Bosnia, Rwanda, and WW2 Germany, warrant that special scrutiny. And I believe we did not commit those special crimes of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other crimes against humanity. It is against those special crimes that SL must be defended, because we are innocent of this charge.

        The GoSL must acknowledge those lesser crimes, and stop saying such nonsense as “zero civilian casualties”, but they will not do that as long as we’re under that special scrutiny. They fear investigations, not because they are innocent as driven snow, but because they are innocent of those special crimes, just as the US in Iraq and the Brits in Afghanistan are innocent, and they fear that the inevitable evidence of the everyday crimes all warring parties are guilty of will be used as a stick to punish us for the special crimes we are innocent of. It is the same reason the US refuses to sign up to the ICC.”

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    Utter humiliation.
    Why did Kohona or MR GOSL allow Sri Lanka and Shavendra be embarrassed in this way.
    Utter disgrace.

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    A war hero has been humiliated, in the eyes of the nations of the world. Why apoint ex miitary men to diplomatic position soon after a war that killed thousands of innocents.. What will we say at the UNHCR sessions with egg on our faces. Poor diplomacy dear MR. President and Mr. Gotabaya.

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      Sri Lankan “War Heroes” : Better to be humiliated in New York than incarcerated in Colombo?

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    Great news. Just removing from the UN group is not enough, he should be sent back to Sri Lanka.

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      He should be sent back to Nanthikadal,Where all 40000 innocents murdered..

      Buddy dont trust this Western World now on.

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    MR family was always going to use Shavendra like a Condom.
    Karuna, KP, Pilliyan, Meryn, Kohona to name a few.
    Shavendra will never be charged by the IC but it would be one of the Rajapakse family members that would pass the buck on the domestic front to save their skin.

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    Yet again we have seen Banki Moons week leadership skills.
    The man has no back bone to make an informed and bold decision. He should have never allowed Shavendra into the UN knowing very well that SS was referred to 3 or 4 times in the Darusman Advisory Report (never mind SS appointed as a Special Advisor on Peacekeeping Committees)
    Banki Moon should resign if he cannot make responsible decisions.

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      108 Peacekeepers from sri lanka were expelled by the UN from Haiti for having sexually abused haitian females, mostly children.
      A female Major General went to Haiti and recorded statements from all victims and allegged perpetraters.
      But, so far, there have not been any Courts Martial, or indictments in Courts of Law..
      Ban Ki Moon would have been aware.
      But he allowed appointment of a General of the very same army to a post related to peacekeeping activities.
      Others in the group naturally disagreed.

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    Never in the history of the United Nations has it come down such low level.Bank Ki Moon is inept and incompetent to manage such a large Organization. It he has any self respect,he should step down.He maintained that he has no authority to prevent Silva being attached to the Peace keeping mission, then how was it possible for the Chair of the meeting advising Silva that it would be inappropriate to be part of the Commission. Was SG bluffing or he is not aware of the rules pertaining to appointments.

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      Ban should definitely step down. First he let 30K Tamils slaughtered by the psychopath Gothabaya, then he let the UN fund the IDP death camps, from which the SLA and TMVP ran prostitution and extortion rings. And now a similar thing is happening in Syria; Ban is letting thousands of innocents die, without raising a finger. This man is a disgrace.

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        But Kofi Anan let millions of Rwandans die under his watch, and yet he has been now appointed to look into Syria. How is this any different from Ban? or are you ok with millions dying as long as their blacks and Muslims?

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    Shavendra would have done nicely for himself in Papa Doc’s Haiti. Instead Sri Lanka was cursed with him and the entire Rajapaksa mafia. Things could hardly get worse … could they? :(

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    Did Gota order the killing of surrendering tigers Shavendra? No comment.

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    Hi Moderator,

    Kindly remove the above comment from “Mango” that has nothing to do with the article. Thanks.

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