19 September, 2019

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Sri Lanka Betrays Its People By Promoting Alleged War Criminal To Head Its Army: ITJP

The Sri Lankan President’s decision to appoint a notorious alleged war criminal, Major Genral Shavendra Silva, as Commander of the Army is immensely damaging to the country and marks the end of any reconciliation process, given the allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity against him.

Shavendra Silva

In January this year the International Truth and Justice Project published a 137-page Dossier on Silva which showed there was more than enough evidence to charge him with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Instead he has now been promoted to the most powerful job in the army just months before important elections. 

“This is a man who has shown his willingness to violate international law,” said ITJP Executive Director Yasmin Sooka,“his promotion will spark fear throughout the country but especially among the hundreds of thousands of Tamils who suffered immense loss in 2009 when Silva allegedly oversaw attacks on civilian sites”. 

Shavendra Silva has also never been held accountable for his role in crushing the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front uprising in the late eighties during which there were credible allegations of summary executions, enforced disappearances, torture and sexual violence, and the detention of thousands of Sinhala youth. Some of the violations occurred in Matale where Silva was based, serving under Gotabaya Rajapaksa who commanded the first Gajaba Regiment there.

“After so much bloodshed Sri Lankans need to hold their leaders accountable in order to stop the repeated cycles of violence. Silva’s promotion however sends a message of total impunity,” added Ms. Sooka. 

Silva’s appointment also throws into question US assistance to the Sri Lankan Army which is subject to Leahy Laws which prohibit the U.S. from providing military assistance to foreign security force units that violate human rights with impunity. The appointment could also potentially impact Sri Lanka’s recent resumption of deployment of UN peacekeepers. Peacekeeping deployment was put on hold for most of 2018 while more stringent vetting arrangements were put in place to ensure soldiers who had fought in units (such as Silva’s 58 Division) in areas where alleged war crimes took place in 2008-9 were screened out. 

“I imagine there has been intense diplomatic lobbying to stop Sri Lanka taking this step – with all the consequences explained. It’s striking an own goal for any country to take this step and frankly disheartening particularly for the Rule of Law,” added Sooka. 

“I very much hope Sri Lanka’s allies will now take a principled step and ensure Major General Shavendra Silva is not granted a visa to travel abroad even on official duty.” (ITJP)

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  • 19
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    Tamils are still mourning and grieving the loss of the war.

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      All wars bring losses. Tamils should have thought of losses before starting the war. They could have also gone to their ‘Leader’ VP and demanded he stop the war and got shot in the process instead of jubilantly supporting the ‘boys’ until their sons were forcibly conscripted.

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        Eagle Stupid Eye

        “All wars bring losses Tamils should have thought of losses before starting the war.”

        Have you ever taken the time to sit down and assess the damages done to the entire country between 1956 and 2015, by direct war and wars by other means?

        The war made you lot poorer.
        You still have to scavenge, start riots and loot businesses, homes, …… force your women folks to go to Medieval Middle East kingdoms to wash Arab bums, ….. while you stay at home.

    • 8
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      Allah’s followers are flocking in Kafir lands and beg for asylum because Mecca God is unable to save these followers.

      500 US troops have landed in Bedouin Saudi Arabia following Iran crises ..KeKeKe what is the point of 6 times prayers ..pity only US can save Bedouins Arabs ..already Qatar ..Bahrain..Djouboti have U S base.

      Cheers

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        Ah Cholan I see someone else has borrowed your family brain cell this week. Please entertain us when it is your turn.

  • 34
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    How dare you call our tradition/custom , a betrayal. Every one is back in no time MR,BR, GR , Shavendra, Karanagoda —etc. Soon the rest, ilk of udayanga, will come out of their hiding to join the party. . Duminda Sir too will be coming out soon, hopefully with intact memory.

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      Chiv: I heard Maehsh Senanayake was in special forces. So, he can not be a saint.

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        @JD, hahahahaha you are a complete nutter. Always hearing things in your vacuum upstairs.

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    War hero Shavendra, congratulations and all the best!!! You sir deserve the promotion.
    /
    The actual war criminals are the Western countries who funded and armed Kallathoni LTTE terrorist invaders for more than 30 years. Kallathoni LTTE recruited child soldiers, s_x slaves, suicide b0movers, and killed at least hundred thousand innocent Sinhalese in their own motherland.
    /
    Yasmin woman must explain her interest in the war that ended in 10 years ago while there are so many on going atrocities in her own crime riddled country and through out African continent. And your allegations against Sri Lankan war heroe are bogus.

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      Sinhakease are genetically weak..this is why they are even unable to run an Airline.

      Fake..Artificial ..borrowed victory is because of the help of 134 countries
      Else still SL cardboard forces will wet pants .

      Cowards are celebrating

      Cheers

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        Ah Cholan I see your family brain cell has been rented out. How do you and your family manage without it? kekekekek Cheers

    • 14
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      Who is Kallathoni? Vijayan who came from Orissa or the Tamil the original people of Lanka > Think before you comment

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        The Tamil people of course. Didn’t you know that Kallathoni is a Tamil word?

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          KeKeKeKe
          Deported criminal Vijaya entered SL
          With Visa from Tamil Queen
          Kuweni ????

          Cheers

  • 34
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    This bastard surisena promised he will NEVER glorify any suspected war criminals until they have cleared their names.

    So is this what he really meant. Tamils would have known then, what good can a ungrateful back stabber can do.

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      Well done all minority Yahapalana supporters. You got what you foolishly voted for. That’s the genius of the Tamil Brain.

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        It is because Tamil voted for clown grama Sevaka Sinhalese live without fear of WHITE VANS.todat.

        Cheers

  • 25
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    So we have an alleged war criminal & an alleged kidnapper running their respective security forces, as well as, an alleged murderer & mega fraudster as the potential President. Of course, these are all allegations, nothing proved because investigations have been shoved under the carpet, so for those in denial, these are heroes who saved the country but if one is to think rationally, can a fair & just society without large scale corruption be expected from this lot? I think not.

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      Raj,
      If you care to think rationally you’ll find the woman named Yasmin sooka is coughing her breakfast and those waiting on her side are waiting for falling crumbs.
      If you think carefully you’ll find why investigations on war crimes never end and no one is ever tried and convicted.
      The reason is really simple, those who are screaming war crimes has nothing worthwhile that can stand in a court of law in the first place and secondly if they try that and fail they will lose their bread wining slogans.
      So, they keep harping on war crimes and war criminals all the while making money!

  • 15
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    The Sri Lankan Executive President MS has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva, as Commander of the Army.
    MS must not be misunderstood. He is humming “Anything-You-Can-Do I-Can-Do-Better”.
    “No-You-Can’t”…….. “Yes-I-Can”
    MS appoints the just retired Army Commander Rtd. Lt Col Mahesh Senanayake to serve as our Diplomat.
    “No-You-Can’t”…….. “Yes-I-Can”
    MS prostrates in front of Gnanasara Thera.
    Match it?
    Gamanpilla will. Others?

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      This is how I see the political scenario of the future.

      MS is desperate and is turning in all directions and doing and undoing things mainly to stay where he is now with new and strange actions happening, my speculation is that there is not going to be a presidential election as is being speculated.

      MS can create a situation where action by the tri forces would become necessary and thereafter with special powers he would place under detention many ministers in the current cabinet and appoint GR as the interim PM. The interim PM shall thereafter, with the participation of the President, form an interim cabinet.

      Once all this takes place I cannot see any chance of a future election.

      However, to hell with elections and let us hope the country and it’s people can progress and develop with communal unity and without bias to race and religion

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        Correction to my previous letter dated 21/Aug.2019 where I have mentioned GR could be the interim PM, it now looks like someone else, perhaps Sajith P.

  • 6
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    So we have an alleged war criminal & an alleged kidnapper running their respective security forces, as well as, an alleged murderer & mega fraudster as the potential President. Of course, these are all allegations, nothing proved because investigations have been shoved under the carpet, so for those in denial, these are heroes who saved the country but if one is to think rationally, can a fair & just society without large scale corruption be expected from this lot? I don’t think so.

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      Raj-UK: all those alleged criminals killed accused Terrorist Pabakaran and made him float in a muddy lagoon. British foreign minister and his friends were upset about it.

      • 6
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        Big mouth Ghadafi and Bin Laden one time heros of Thoppies were killed like dogs and buried in undisclosed desert and sea.

        KeKeKeKe still Modayas are unable to issue death certificate for VP.

        Cheers

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          KeKeKeKe Chola pillai ni kotta illai
          Cheers

    • 1
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      Allegations can stand only so long as they are proved beyond any reasonable doubt. Allegations can not keep on going for years and decades.

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        NAKia

        You must be old enough to remember the world since 1970.
        Bangladesh found a few guilty of war crimes. It has delivered judgments in 34 cases against 83 war criminals, including 52 sentenced to death, all after 47 years.

        Here Hopper Sirisena would not allow the police to charge ranavirus even if they rape him, his son, his daughter, his wife, his mother, his sisters, …… So how can the prosecutors charge the alleged war criminals the police/army has not find any of the cowards responsible for war crimes, let alone charge them in the courts.

        They will have to wait another 40 years before investigation are being completed, charged, found guilty, and punished. Silva will be in his 80s when he is found guilty.
        You will be 130 years old. .
        May you live long Ayubowan.

  • 7
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    The Terrorists are never short of ‘alleged war criminals’ some of them even believe in Santa Clausingham.

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      Santa Clausighams wife – the one who awarded cyanide caps to LTTE child soldiers is happily retired in one of the countries ”most just and fair” – with complete immunity!

      How’s that?

  • 13
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    Dustbin Zooka is a nasty woman.

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      Only thing nasty is you Chingkallam and most Chingkallams . This is why they constantly elect racists, criminals, thugs, rapists, murderers , Hindu temple looters and now are promoting and supporting Chingkalla war criminals and calling them war heroes.

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      Andare 2.0

      “Dustbin Zooka is a nasty woman.”

      Did she tell you that you are suffering from p***s envy?

  • 10
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    “This is a man who has shown his willingness to violate international law,” said ITJP Executive Director Yasmin Sooka. Does Yasmin know about the ‘Little Boy’ who killed 80,000 innocent civilians in a matter of seconds followed by 300,000 within weeks. No. That is not important for her real bosses because the victims were not white. They were Yellow. And more importantly, the perpetrator of this crime was the USA, for whom she barks at others..

    How was this justified by the US President who sanctioned the attack? He said it was justified because the attack saved more people than were killed in the raid. He did not specify that when he said ‘people’ he meant Americans -exclusively.

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    The supposed war commenced in Jan 2008 after the Mawilaru Anicut was closed. The UN was made to withdraw and the war between the LTTE and the Govt Forces was allowed to fight to a finish without witnesses. By August 2008, the entire LTTE was confined to Kilinochchi with the Tamil civilian population of around a three hundred thousand according to govt statistics. The LTTE had buried all their weapons and then abandoned their stronghold Kilinochchi and moved to a beachfront. The annihilation of the LTTE once the civilian population was allowed to get across the Nandikadal Lagoon starts on the 18th May 2009. By the 19th the entire LTTE is annihilated and the war is declared over. The relevance of Sarath Fonseka’s story of the White Flag is applicable here, why the entire LTTE was huddled on the beachfront. If there was a war then the last battle should have been at Kilinochchi and not the massacre at Nandikadal. After the Govt announced the end of the War, inspite of the Americans accused the Govt Forces having committed excesses, this man Shavendra Silva who led the forces to annihilate the LTTE is provided safe haven in the UN Head Office to return a couple of moths back and now appointed as the Army Commander. The American slip is showing how the Americans got VP to bury their arms, abandon their stronghold Kilinochchi and assemble on the beachfront was a deliberate ploy of a game plan of a war that has all the hall marks of American deceit to bluff everyone that there was a war. What is important is what the Americans are getting ready for?

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      For all practical purposes, the war was over after the LTTE lost the East, around 2007. Without Karuna’s group, LTTE lost more than 50% of its fighting strength. They could not defend Kilinochi, Manukalam, Pooneryn, etc. without Eastern reinforcements. These places fell to the SLA within the span of 1 year. By Jan. 2009, LTTE was restricted to the jungles in Mullaitivu. The reason it took the SLA another 4 months to finish the war is that the LTTE used civilians (more than 30 ,000) as shields. SLA did not use heavy weapons on the civilians despite what Western organizations claim.

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        Lester

        Explain why the LTTE buried all their weapons that were displayed at the Deyata Kirula Exhibition at the BMICH? LTTE moved from Kilinochchi to the Beachfront at Puthukudiirippu and not to the Mulativu Jungles as you claim. It was on the beachfront the LTTE was attacked when they did not have weapons to defend themselves. When they jumped into the Nandikadal Lagoon which you all boasted they were massacred. The rest were rounded up stripped and shot as shown on the photographs taken by the Forces personnel as momentous, that ended with Channel 4.

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          Beachfront was a last resort. The beachfront provides no cover, LTTE would have been decimated if they moved there. LTTE moved from Kilinochi to Mullaitivu jungles. They hid their heavy weapons among the civilians and used these to fire at the Army positions. When the Army retaliated and some civilians were killed, LTTE supporters started their accusations of “genocide” and “massacre.”

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            Lester,

            MR Govt celebrated the war victory of the massacre of the LTTE at Nandikadal and not at Mullativu Jungles. Get your facts right first.

            • 0
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              Nandikadal is in Mullaitivu. Only the last battle was at Nandikadal. This is when LTTE was pushed to the sea.

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          gamini

          In or before 2015 you put lot of faith in Ranil.
          What is your assessment of his performance over the past 4 years and 8 months?
          If you thought it was abysmal tell us what went wrong?

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            Native,

            It is an open secret how MS buckled the show for Ranil. Ranil was swimming with his hands tied. Let us see how he fares, once he takes the reins to his hands.

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              It is too risky to give him reins. Ranil cares for the country. But that is not his first priority. His priority is to take care of his chums.

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          Gamini,
          The LTTE hierarchy with their families were getting ready to be rescued by the US pacific command who were waiting off the coast of mullaithivu.
          Arms may have been buried to fight another day had they been rescued.
          Some may have been shot as you claim as this was a war and it definitely would be a war crime but Channel 4 is not worth talking about as they have not produced a even a bit of evidence to back their claims.

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            NAK,

            USA won’t rescue some terrorists off the coast of Sri Lanka. USA only works with Saudi-Arabian sponsored Wahhabi terrorists in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere. Saudi Arabian oil is important for the world economy, that is why the Americans have a big military base there. In the final days of 2009, VP was trying to get a deal with India. More or less, a ceasefire. That was VP’s big mistake; he did not understand the dynamics before 2001 and after. After 2001, no country will negotiate with terrorists. VP was expecting another 1987-style paripu drop. Our friend Gothabaya gave him some different medicine.

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            NAK,

            For your information to rescue VP that was speculated by the Americans was a ruse to get VP to bury all the weapons of the LTTE, then abandon their stronghold Kilinochchi and get to the beachfront at Puthkudiirippu was the game plan the Americans sold to VP. Infact the Americans had even berthed three ships on the Eastern Sea. But once VP allowed all the civilians to get to the Forces control, the ships had taken off on the 18th May 2009 leaving VP and his LTTE cadre stranded. It is here the white flag story of Sarath Fonseka’s is relevant. SF had to withdraw the story under American pressure because it would have exposed the American ploy.

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      Very interesting theory. Can you please recommend any links/sources please. Would very much like to read about this. Thanks.

  • 4
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    I am pretty sure, if the new Army commander goes to vishvamadu, those Tamils are very grateful people and they will carry him On their shoulders. There is a Book Written about LTTE terrorism and how LTTE is indebted to USA and it is published with the sponsorship of american educated. Jesus’s angel Saint Pabakakran knew all those.

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      And still SL Musulims praise the coward Zakooran in private as a leader .

      KeKeKeKe

      Cheers

      • 2
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        These Eelam patriots are so dense that light actually bends round them.

  • 5
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    Is Maithripala Srisena embarassing Ranil Wickremasinghe with the appointment of Shavendra de Silva as Commander of the Army. He is a war criminal and how will the USA, EU, the Tamils and Muslims react. Presidential votes getting split. Evil motive of Maithripala is well demonstrated.

    • 2
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      Ranil, Managala, Chandrika ann all others are chuckling – in the praise for genocide executor, and cheating IC in their view.

      It may be that Hindia also chuckling.

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      No one becomes a war criminal just because you think he is or wish he is. There is a process to follow before declaring any one a war criminal and that process has not been followed and there does not seem to be any intention of doing so.

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    Bullshit. Almost 10 years gone and no bodywas able to prove such baseless allegations so far.
    If those organizations are concern about baseless allegations. Where was this idiotic organization when ranil was appointed as pm. Because he is also an alleged killer involved with 1988 batalanda mass killings ( never proved so far either ).
    These organizations should be eliminated.

  • 4
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    “Sri Lanka betrays its people”
    ITJP talking in singular “people” as if all are equally affected – why not just say Tamils as they are the victims denied justice here.
    This is not surprising. Tamils were betrayed long ago by Western backed toothless UN resolutions and reconciliation rhetoric that let war criminals off the hook.

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      All them are involved in Tamil gencide in one way or another.

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      The only people who betrayed the Tamils were their own leaders from Ponnambalam, Chelva, VP, down to today’s TNA. The only exception was S. Thondaman who the Tamils called a low caste Indian coolie.

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        I cannot say that about VP but perhaps true to at least some extent about the elitist Tamil leaders you have listed.

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          You cannot say that about VP living in luxury while his ‘beloved people’ were killed? VP who used human shields? VP who was too cowardly to take his cyanide after telling so many cadres to take it? VP who kidnapped Tamil children for use while he kept his own safe?

  • 4
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    Thank God, Our Sisters and Brothers in the Bible Belt can go to their Sunday Mass next Easter…

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Our Sisters and Brothers in the Bible Belt can go to their Sunday Mass next Easter…”

      Don’t they attend Sunday Mass every weekend?
      Strange.
      Have the Sinhala/Buddhist ban them from being practising Christians?

  • 9
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    First death sentence should be given to Sirisena for destroying Srilanka.
    He should be hung by his withering balls with a hook at Galle face. He wants to bring instability to Srilanka so that he can run away with his loot.
    Karma will bring the knot to his neck.

    • 4
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      When Sebia refused to hand over war criminal general..Sebians were banned from visiting EU .and many western countries..loans and aides were stopped.

      Still Sebians are suffering modayas are unaware about this because they only know Mahavamda comedy laws.

      Cheers

      • 3
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        Serbia is prospering. How about the Tamils with that Very Clever Tamil Brain?

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          Lasith

          “How about the Tamils with that Very Clever Tamil Brain?”

          What about them?
          Do you want to learn how to become rich by cleaning toilets?

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            Are you giving tuition? You Eelam patriots are so dense that light actually bends round you….or S bends round in your case.

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            “Do you want to learn how to become rich by cleaning toilets?”

            Even if that statement is true,

            1) Is it not better than sending downtrodden, vulnerable sinhala women to clean Arabs’ orifices by their tounge?

            2) Is it not better than selling their children and men to whites’ sex appetite at home in the name of tourism?

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          Serbia is prospering because racist facist genocide experts were somehow culled.

          Racist Facist Sinhala genocidaires are yet to be culled.

          Tamils outside racist facist genocidal Sinhala are prospering, not my word, your racist facist genocidal Sinahal State’s statement.

          Racist facist genocial Sinhala State cannot even dream of status of Tamils outside of genocidal Sinhala State.

          Stick with your self-pleasuring-bald-head’s fable, the job you all are expert at.

          • 0
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            KA I admire your concise and unbiased assessment of the situation. Will you be sending it for publication? To the Economist perhaps?

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          KeKeKeKe

          Minimum salary in Serbia today is USD 250 while in EU countries
          Minimum salary is minimum
          EURO 1000 +.

          One day UN plane will land in Modaya land and take this card board general to prison at The Hague.

          Cheers

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    This proves that the vast majority of the Sinhalese are liars , will never honour any agreements and are racist to the core. They are obsessed with their Mahavamsa racist lies and myths and even do not believe the historical and DNA evidence , that it is the vast majority of them and not the Sri Lankan Tamils , who are descended from Indian Tamil invaders, immigrants from ancient to modern and everything about them is Tamil. Even their language has a 40% Tamil derived vocabulary , leave alone the grammar, syntax , lexicon and alphabet that is 100% Tamil derived. That Saivaism and Tamil or its local variant Elu existed long before Buddhism arrived or Sinhalese evolved . Hela or old Sinhalese is Elu(Tamil) + Prakrit and was very close to its Tamil mother compared to modern Sinhalese, that has been deliberately Sanskritised. The original Buddhist in the island were the local converted Saivite Tamil Yakka and some Naga. There is hardly anything Aryan about them. Yet these idiotic frog in the wells have been brain washed to believe in this Sinhalese Aryan Fascist Buddhist garbage. The international community and this includes India , that supported these Sinhalese racists to commit these war crimes on the Tamils and structural genocide on them in May 2009 , have a duty to see that these war criminals and the politicians and others who supported them are punished and the Tamil people are given a permanent just federal solution in their own land . If they helped the racist war criminal Sinhalese to defeat the LTTE and commit war crimes on the Tamils , then it is their duty to find justice for the Tamils. Especially the British who created all this mess. Despite all its faults the LTTE was protecting the Tamil people from Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and Wahhabi /Salafist extremism .

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      SSS you are one mentally ill retarded moron, you live on hatred. On your deathbed you will still be dreaming of Eelam. God will punish you and you will be reborn a Sinhala Buddhist. You will probably end up a General in the army. Oh the irony.

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        Lasith

        “God will punish you and you will be reborn a Sinhala Buddhist. “

        Are you going to be reborn as a Tamil/Muslim or the psychopath VP?
        Leave the God out of your stupidity.

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          Not as VP, he is already reborn in Hell. I will not be reborn at all because I have no I.
          I don’t expect you to understand. Feel free to re-insert your head wherever you pulled it out of. Silly boy.

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            Lasith

            “I will not be reborn at all because I have no I.”

            You have misspelt EYE.

            “Feel free to re-insert your head wherever you pulled it out of. “

            I do not wear balaclava or burqa.

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            Then one VP made Modayas to hide under bed ..and Sinhala card board forces wet pants.

            Tomorrow if more VP s arise Modayas will jump in the sea with families.

            Cowards are commenting .

            Cheers

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        Only thing mentally retarded is you with your constant rabid anti Tamil racist comments. You constantly come here and post comments encouraging the discrimination and marginalisation of the island’s Tamils and now Muslims too. I do not come here and post such nonsense. Stating the obvious truth about most Sinhalese , their origins and their brainwashed , racist , genocidal mindset is not racist , extremist or moronic. Definitely will be moronic to racist Sinhalese Buddhist and come Christian Fascist morons like you . To Sinhalese racist morons like you , Sinhalese war criminals and mass murderers of Tamils and now Muslims are heroes, as they are doing , what you and most Sinhalese want (90%). The Sinhalese from the so called educated westernised elite , many living the good life in the west to a simple peasant/labourer are all brain washed with this Mahavamsa fake Aryan origin myth, which is utter garbage . I have been surprised by so called western educated professional Sinhalese who should know better spouting out this racist garbage, as they have all been brainwashed from childhood. I do not believe in this rebirth nonsense . I was born a Hindu Brahmin but sad to say I believe in only one life in this earth and live it well. May be you will be born as an Indian origin tea estate worker ,or as slimy lizard and live your life under a rock. The Eelam dream is kept alive not by Pirapakaran nor did he start it. It originated and is kept alive by the racist Sri Lankan state and Sinhalese Buddhists Fascists like you and now add fake Arab South Indian origin Islamic Wahhabis As long as you deny and ill treat/marginalise the island’s Tamils , steal their lands homes and places of worship , and deny them their just rights and a federal solution , the Eelam dream will be very much alive. If I die millions of other Tamils will continue and try to achieve this dream.

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          If I die millions of other Tamils will continue and try to achieve this dream. The dream was started by the Sinhalese state and Sinhalese racists like you and being kept alive by very same people. Pirapakaran was only a tool to achieve it and this is why even after his and the LTTE ‘s death the dream is still very much alive. Electing Sinhalese racists . war criminals who kille Tamils in their thousands and honouring them will only keep It more alive , even after my death. If you want it to die , the Sri Lankan state and all the countries who helped the Sinhalese to defeat the LTTE and commit war crimes and genocide on the island’s Tamils , should see that the Tamils are granted just rights under a federal setup . Understood racist moron..

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      why did you stop? keep on writing……….!!!!!

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    If they helped the racist war criminal Sinhalese to defeat the LTTE and commit war crimes on the Tamils , then it is their duty to find justice for the Tamils. Especially the British who created all this mess. Despite all its faults the LTTE was protecting the Tamil people from Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and Wahhabi /Salafist extremism . When they ruled the strategic Tamil lands in the NE the safe guarded the western and Indian interests and kept India’s southern shores safe. Now they are all in danger of Chinese and Islamic terrorist incursions and the area not safe. The Sinhalese are very good at deceiving and the gullible west listened to them , just like the British in 1948 and gave the land to them on a platter . India should have never listened to anti Tamil Malayali mafia , north Indians and certain Brahmins from Tamil Nadu , who despite calling themselves Tamils , are themselves Aryan supremacists and hate non Brahmin Tamils. The Eelam Tamils have every right to live in dignity, safety with equal rights in their own ancient land. The North East and North West Coast m where they had lived from ancient times and ruled themselves. Not harassed killed and ethnically cleansed by state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists and fake Arab South Indian origin Islamic Wahhabis who supported/funded by certain gulf nations. This is their land and not anyone else’s land. State sponsored Sinhalese colonists who arrived in the last 40 years or or Sfake Arab immigrant South Indian Tamil Muslim refugees who fled Portuguese persecution and arrived there a few centuries ago , as refugees and asylum seekers , have no claim or right to these lands. Now I better get ready for my abuse and the accusation I am this person and or another too by Sinhalese racists.

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      SSS take a deep breath and relax man. You will be dead in a few years, use your time wisely. Keep your rantings short. Nobody reads them anyway, they just react to your name, as I have done.

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    ”Lester / August 19, 2019
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    Shavendra crushed two terrorist uprisings, JVP and LTTE. He deserves a cabinet position.”

    UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST OUT OF THE WORST !

    MAKE HIM OUR PRESIDENT AND REWARD HIM APTLY.

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    Contrary to the heading of this defamatory article (by an unknown writer!), this a well deserved, long delayed appointment.
    ]
    This war hero fought the dreaded Tiger terrorists without being concerned about his own like unti May 19 2009, bringing glory to himself, The SL Army and the country. He also saved tens of thousands of innocent Tamils kept as human shields by that bastard Pirapakaran.
    ]
    The woman fro thge US embassy who seems to have got a belly ache about this should be asked as to how many Germans and Japanese their ‘bastard’ war hero Dwight Eisenhower murdered during the war before he became president of the Yankee dirt hole in the fiftees.

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    This shows how bankrupt the country is.
    same old failed leaders, war criminals, fraudsters cropping up over and over again

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    This thug is not a war hero but a war criminal.

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      Thats right TFTN, VP is the war hero.

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        Lasith you dumb monkey, I am a Tamil but no supporter of VP. You f’in bastards created VP and the entire nation suffered because of him. Not only VP, we have all kinds of war criminals masquerading as war heroes in this country and brainless wing nuts like you support these criminals unconditionally. Lasith why don’t you go an f^^k yourself you filthy loser!

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          Ah TFTN how I envy your lucid use of the English language. What an advertisement for Tamil culture and education you are. Your Appah must be soooo proud.

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            @Lasith, your aiye must be so proud his beloved son turned out to be a racist loser. This is a forum where discussions are held with some form of intelligence. There is no place for racism and if felt that racist will be thrashed (Tamil or Sinhalese). We Tamils were made homeless in 1957/58/77/83/2009. You monsters created the LTTE and cheered them on from Colombo when they beat those rascals from the IPKF and chased them out of SL. Now it is time to attack the minorities again. First the Muslims, then the Tamils, then the Muslims, then the poor rural Sinhala boys, then the Tamils again and now you racists are onto the Muslims. Grow up idiot!!! Racist Buddhists cannot live with anyone.

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        Lasith

        “Thats right TFTN, VP is the war hero.”

        Of course VP is the secret war hero to the many who made money out of the war, enjoyed absolute power with impunity, made heroes out of cowards, …..

        Do you regret VP’s death as there is no additional income without war. Are you one of the new rich looking for more business being a merchant of death?

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        Then why Modayas hide under bed hugging Nonas for 30 years.

        It is the VP taught an unforgettable lesson to the poverty Indian Army so called the 4th largest in the world.

        Only genetically strong people can do this,.

        KeKeKeKe

        Modayas were scared to leave homes during IPKF occupation thus exposed their patriotism .

        Cowards are vomiting here.

        Cheers

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      Tamil from the North – Everyone Who goes to War, is a War Criminal, whether they are Soldiers, Terrorists or Politicians!

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    We are going to lose the GSP +, financial support of developed countries and the revenue we earn from UN Peace Keeping which subsidizes the cost of our armed forces with the appointment of a murderous Army Commander. He has also been accused by Keheliya Rambukwella’s daughter that he tried to rape her when she was at UN. Still Rambukwella for his anticipated ministerial post if Got-a-baya comes to power is supporting this commander. What a shame! How can UN have a peace keeping force from a country where the head of the army is accused of illegal killings as proven by international bodies and who is a rapist? The combination of Got-a-baya as the President and this guy as the commander would be the end of international trade and assistance from developed countries.,

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    It is a shame that inspite of Sri Lankas predominantly buddhist orientation, we keep doing the most crude things for the world to see.
    Shavendra Silva happens to be a distant relative of mine, yet I am not impressed by his appointment to this post. Sri Lanka must learn to follow due process and decorum when they take decisions.
    Happenings in our country should not be thought of as a cricket match where two sides play and one side prevails over the other. Life is different, every human being needs to win, everyone has a right to self determination irrespective of his birth.
    We need to learn to view life for a humane perspective as we are taught by the Buddha. We should stop using our frustrations to make life hell for others, particularly our country men and women who are also suffering the same fate as we are.
    The illusion our leaders create for us to follow blindly should be understood and rubbished. The British used divide and rule effectively, now our own people are using a much more complex version of the same and we keep falling for it everytime.
    Wise up guys. We need to climb out of this prison they are putting us in.

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    It is a shame that inspite of Sri Lankas predominantly buddhist orientation, we keep doing the most crude things for the world to see.
    Shavendra Silva happens to be a distant relative of mine, yet I am not impressed by his appointment to this post. Sri Lanka must learn to follow due process and decorum when they take decisions.
    Happenings in our country should not be thought of as a cricket match where two sides play and one side prevails over the other. Life is different, every human being needs to win, everyone has a right to self determination irrespective of his birth.
    We need to learn to view life for a humane perspective as we are taught by the Buddha. We should stop using our frustrations to make life hell for others, particularly our country men and women who are also suffering the same fate as we are.

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    All those idiots who criticise this appointment just pull your heads out of your backsides and look who is the national security advisor of the USA – one of the most powerful positions in the US administration. This is none other than John Bolton, who is the architect of Iraq was done on a false premise. Large-scale war crimes were committed there. Now he is advocating strike on Iran and suggested pre-emptive nuclear strike on North Korea. This man is responsible for more deaths than you can imagine in Iraq alone. Did the UN Yasmin Sooka or whoever she is, did raise an objection or concern? Did EU raise their concerns then?
    This man and others like him is the reason that we are going freely about in Sri Lanka today. Rather than thanking him for giving us that freedom, ungrateful idiots are asking for his scalp. The reason Sri Lanka is as this is not because of anything, only because of a ungrateful, disgusting populace, who will support anything that pulls the country down. Typical inferiority complex!

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      Well said Mewan.

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        Lasith

        “Well said Mewan.”

        Bull S**t Lasith.

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          Bull S**t Lasith.

          _

          Thala Thel Vedda.

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      @Mewan, many African nations have been known to murder their own civilians in cold blood, therefore it is ok for Lanka to kill? In the USA (I live north of there in Canada), cops have shot unarmed black men in cold blood and gotten away, therefore it is ok for Lankan police to shoot unarmed citizens of the country? So you justify every vile thing that takes place in Lanka by comparing them to other nations and what goes on there? I am surprised how Lanka can churn out so many idiots year over year and there is an endless supply of vacuum heads popping up at every street corner.

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        TFTN you are right. All those idiots Sri Lanka produced are now abroad, cleaning toilets in London and Toronto.

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          And Modaya men and women clean toilet in Middle East.

          Modaya women also serve to Arab grand father.. father..son during night

          Chinese are making babies on daily basis in Modaya land with Sinhala women.

          Soon a new Modaya generation will appear with Chinese face but talk in Sinhala.

          Cheers

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          Those idiots include Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers? How many of your cousins are cleaning toilets abroad? Take a look at where we (Canadians) are in the World and Sri Lankans are in the world? Loser, I am living a very comfortable and safe life in Canada away from vacuum heads like you.

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          Some how you are facinated by and obsessed with cleaning toilets.

          Just limiting the remit of discussion to cleaning toilets, no body regardless of idiots or not want to clean toilets in, say, relatively trendy or up and coming parts of cities like Colomblo or Kandy.

          That is the crux you have to break.

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            @KA if this was meant for me, go and read Idiot Lasith’s attack on me about cleaning toilets and my comment is a mere response to this fool.

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      Mewan

      “Large-scale war crimes were committed there. Now he is advocating strike on Iran and suggested pre-emptive nuclear strike on North Korea.”

      Alright, what are you going to do about it?
      Your raised middle finger alone is not enough to stop Bolton striking Iran nor nuking North Korea.

      So just because USA goes on bombing spree does it justify Sri Lankan armed forces committing war crimes and crimes against humanity not to mention child abuse on foreign soil?

      FYI, one of your heroes, Wimal Windbag Weerawansa demanded Air Force carpet bombed Vanni, bombed parliament, and wanted to eject democratically elected prime minister from his official residence.

      You don’t seem to be angry at those who really messed up the country with their parochial mindset, who still want to rule this country, loot the treasury, ……..let the war criminals go free. The war criminals have been enjoying impunity from 5th April 1971 onwards.

      There is a lot of work to be done.
      Your anger should be converted into positive energy and directed against those homegrown criminals, war criminals, crooks, racists, bigots, ………………. politicians, … in order to clean up this island.
      Remember Mussolini didn’t run train on time.

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      Mewan

      Before you go on criticizing John Bolton, USA and its policies and conducts all over the world you consider looking into another American who was allowed a freehand to kill innocent people in this island and loot the country.

      In order to do that you will have to keep your eyes open listen carefully, and use your brain. Wouldn’t it be bit difficulty for a little islander?

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    “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” ;; “No You Can’t” ;; “Yes I Can” ;;
    The Executive President MS has promoted the sacked Army Commander Lt Col Mahesh Senanayake to the rank of General effective 17 August 2019.
    To access international opinion Mahesh will be sent as Ambassador to Myanmar. Under Aung San, he will study how the charlatan Burmese Monk Wirathu is being used by the Burmese Junta to grab land from people of Rakhine, including Buddhists.
    “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gnana sara?” ;; “Yes I Can” ;;
    .
    “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” ;; “No You Can’t” ;; “Yes I Can” ;;
    Major General Shavendra Silva will be made a Field Marshall soon.
    “Match It Dear Henry Dear Henry….Match It”

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    If Shavendra is a war criminal he must be charged in courts. As long as the man was posted in some less known locality (that is after Jan 8, 2015) there is no noise from Sooka’s and the ITJP and all that. The instant he was appointed the Chief of Staff then the rumblings began. This erodes the credibility of the accusers. After some noise again there was a lull. No sooner the man is appointed the big boss of the Army, all the noise is heard. Is this fair? FOR GOD’s SAKE PRESENT THE EVIDENCE TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL and NOT voluminous reports which can nothing but be a mass of words. My gut feeling is that Shavendra is having opponents within and they are acting in collusion with International agencies.

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      Appointing Major General Shavendra as the army commander is a litmus test for “other” things to happen. Local and international communities can cry out “foul” but mostly it is on the surface. some international communities are waiting to gain from further actions by the powerful elite in the country and these actions are not far away.

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        Sure

        Soon there will be US camps near Musulim villages .

        Chinese will rule South and West
        US will rule North and East.

        Pathetic Modayas will kow tow to foreign troops.

        Cheers

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    Why Fonseka never gets accused of war crimes ? He was the head of the army. Shavendra worked under him. He even contested in a presidential election. And TNA supported him !!! These fools never ever accuses him of war crimes. Maybe Shavendra should pull a Fonseka and contest in an election against Rajapaksas. They will make him a saint.

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      As soon as Fonseka is given a position of responsibility he will become ‘an alleged war criminal.’ Its the Sookalingam way.

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        Lasith

        Why have you changed your name and avatar?
        Do you want to give your stale typing a fresh look?

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      I must say I agree with you fully.
      Both Fonseka and Maithree were whitewashed and TNA supported both.

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      You can accuse him and file a case against him or better, ask Gota send a white van for him. You can be the driver. The sharks have not been fed for some time and are very hungry.

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