23 September, 2019

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Sri Lanka Lashes Out At Rights Criticism

CNN’s Fred Pleitgen, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK Chris Nonis.

Chris Nonis

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    You are the man!

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      Oh …yes, Dr Nonis is our “man”!
      As he says, he has a “perfect” reply for those foolish questions of the interviewer, since Sri Lanka is a “perfectly” clean country where no drop of blood was shed during the war or thereafter, since that beautiful country is headed by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, a “perfect” gentleman and a “perfectly” educated compassionate ruler who is envied by that small group of diabolical Diaspora spewing nonsensical diatribe who are secretly waiting to return to the “perfectly” democratic and heavenly abode called Sri Lanka.
      Long live Dr Nonis….he is our “man”!

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    We are proud of you High Commissioner. It reminds me of Lalith Athulathmudali. We need more Chris Nonis’s to talk sense and educate the foreign leaders who listen only to the Tamil Diaspora version. Your cool and calculated answers floored the Interveiwer !!! You really brought up the SriLankans to a high level !!!

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      Dushantha Kurera

      “We need more Chris Nonis’s to talk sense and educate the foreign leaders who listen only to the Tamil Diaspora version”

      Very well thought out. We need more of the same which can only speed up self destruction.

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      joker, could you not see that this clown nonis was lying through his teeth and rectal orifice.

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    Percy, you have a point reg state having a heavier burden and are supossed to adhere to human rigths, but we were not fighting a state. We were fighting a terrorist organization. Therefore if only one side is suppossed to respect human rigths but other side does not have to we have an issue here. This was addressed by none other than Britan and USA with regards to Al qaeda. They said the UN human charter should be changed to address today’s reality (yes USA and UK stated that we should not expect states to adehre to same pricipals when fighting a terrorist group). So as you can see SL Gov was just following the lead given by USA and UK.

    Yes Sadham Hussien was captured, but gaddafi was murdered, but no call for investigation why :).

    As far as the SL is concered here is my take;

    LTTE is resposible for all civillian deaths in the no fire zone. Why?, becasue the gov declared a no fire zone and the LTTE went in there. At that point the Gov forces are within there right to respond to save civillian and SL soldiers lives (UN rules of engagement allows this). This is the same point that was made by US during the first Gulf war when civillian bunkers, hospital were bombed… remember that!!!

    If the world want an imparitial independent investigation involving outside countries, the investigation should encompass the entire conflict from beginning to end. This will expose India, the LTTE rump in the west ( Adela B, Rudra etc), and ofcourse the SL gov.

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      Anura

      “Yes Sadham Hussien was captured, but gaddafi was murdered, but no call for investigation why”

      Its a good question, you should aim it at Cameron while he is in this island.

      Be a man go ask him. Don’t miss this good opportunity. Don’t hide behind your women folks.

      Be a man.

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      Tadpole (゜゜)~ Yes Sadham Hussien was captured, but gaddafi was murdered, but no call for investigation why?? Tadpole (゜゜)~

      Sooo, so you are saying right and wrong are relative at last when it suits you maggots! Live with it! Like the Yankees we say In God we trust!

      Rebellions of the belly are the worst.

      Let’s go for an embargo as of Iran which is getting fine-tuned as you monkey pric’s have no spring.

      It’s better than being bombed out into the sea IAF style into nowhere land like Diego whose case is yet to be heard. 20M in 8.0billion go swim Mugabe loves you. :)

      Bhrama Ki Jai!

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    It is True that all those big countries lost the business, lost the contract with prabhakaran to sell weapons so that they could have killed destroyed sinhala people,
    Does any one remember pettah bomb? dehiwala bomb? I do..I lost one of my best friends at dehiwala train bomb, his little 5yrs daughter was waiting at the door for him to return from work, his body was never recovered..My neigbour was broken into peices at pettah bomb, he had 3 little kids, his body never recovered, so did their family.. they never recovered from the lost.. my best friend’s husband was cut into peices whilst at duty in a marginal village in jaffna.. his son never saw his father..
    Channel 4 has crocodile tears over lost tamils..what about sinhala peoples lives..no ones crying for our losses..USA, UK, Canada all kept closed eyes when we were dying from one after another suicidal bomb attacks..
    Because by then their buisenss was going very well, their contract with prabhakaran, their none stop supply of weapons to detroy sinhalese worked well..
    All sinhalese above commented..open your eyes..I am sure you have at least lost one of your relatives/friends/family..I lost lots, I only mentioned above very few..
    Rajapaksha’s have lots to criticize..which is true..but when we have to face international community..dont forget there was no one to help us..no one was there to stop murderer Prabhakaran..

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      People like gaminiya who wrote adverse comments above do not live in SL, the bugger lives in a cold, damp basement in the UK. What can you expect from such people who are madly jealous of our peace and progress.

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      F*O* Ltte

      Sri Lanka should have said F*O* to Ltte when Premadasa and his armed forces were hiding behind VP’s fat bottom during IPKF’s occupation rather than supplying arms with and financing them.

      “.I lost one of my best friends at dehiwala train bomb, “

      I too lost many innocent friends who had nothing to do with JVP nor with armed forces during their mutually assured destruction.

      How would you want to compensate me for my losses?

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    NO TEA NO Nonis NO MISS! ;)

    The Anglo- Franco dynasty Navin Ramgoolam Mauritian with Indus Valley civilization would supply the subtle Goldleaf TEA to her majesty as the sterling company M’cWoods was partly sold and confiscated by the present governing party of Lankets in 1968!

    The present seems to be like the poppycock Mahawamse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LweA7NLPB0c&list=PL814DBA9C655ECD5D&index=74

    Baila Me

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    Excellent responses! Thank you very much.

    I only wish you had asked these people who talk so much about channel 4 to go watch some of the other videos of bombed buses/trains.

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      Navin

      It is a good idea.

      Take C4 for a tea and show them what LTTE was capable of after all you need to maintain parity with your Tamil brethren.

      Go ahead make their day.

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    Well perhaps we shouldn’t be addressing the so called ‘war crimes’ which supposedly happened in Srilanka during the long 25-30yr campaign against terrorism and look towards a bright future and diplomatic relations with 1st world countries like the US and UK? Pointing fingers after such a long and bloody war will basically go on forever, and inevitably be a waste of time as no ones going to admit to anything..and rightly so, does America admit to war crimes committed in Afghanistan and Iraq? Does the UK admit to atrocities committed during their campaign against the IRA in Ireland? No. So maybe, like I mentioned before, pointing fingers are a waste of time, our country has been given a second chance with a great leader at the helm to have a better future for us and our children, a future without fear of being blown up or shot at for no reason.

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      Angelo, you are quite right; in a perfect world, we should have all moved on by now to enjoy the peaceful and tranquil delights of our island paradise. Unfortunately, we cannot reach this state until and unless the many still suffering are given closure. Nobody benefited from the years of misery since independence; the Tamils took a heavy toll and, in turn, so did the Sinhalese. The only profit in those years went to the ‘commission ka’ka’s’ who facilitated the everyday movement of goods, people and arms in those war-torn times. Some officers (but obviously not gentlemen) even made enough money to send their families to live overseas and educate their children in foreign schools. Our mistake was letting our internecine contretemps with fellow Tamils get out of this country. In the end, the people dispossessed ended up washing our dirty linen on the streets of western cities. No wonder these foreigners, much AGAINST their will, have become embroiled in our unholy mess. Not only that, our own Sinhalese are also moving out in large numbers fed up with having to put up with thugs, crooks and parvenu’s running our affairs.

      So, sadly, we cannot see an end to the present uproar until all the outstanding issues are resolved, rule of law and justice prevails and there is a dignified existence for all who live here now.

      Dr Nonis comes from that crafty breed of Sri Lankan whose family screwed the sweaty masses here and took the profits to foreign climes where they educate their children (the next breed of SL brown sahib) in the second-language and live the good life rubbing shoulders with the old colonial master. For us here in sunny SL it’s ‘duppata ge dukha, po’satta ge pukka’. What to do?

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    this fellow is supposed to be a doctor who would have taken the Hippocritic oath to save lives now a hypocrit lying so that he can ride to the white queen’s palace in an open horse cart. He is a despicable man who should be tried along with other war criminals in the Rajapakse government for abetting the war crimes by either justifying them or denying that they took place.

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    Who is this man nonis or nona? He looks like a[Edited out]. The looks of this man give me the creeps I don’t think anyone can take him seriously. By te way what is he a doctor of? [Edited out]

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    Seriously I feel sick when I see this [Edited out]

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    The BBC Emperor was left with no clothes . OMG . that was so amazing !!!!!!!!!!

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      or was the CNN .

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      owned by a SriLankan, rare to see but happy to witness it!

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    [Edited out]

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    He did a good job which is was expected of him. A bit tongue in cheek and that’s how it is done all over the globe nowadays. However, what matters to the Sri Lankan is not these nice words but genuine action. Yes there are lots of issues to resolve and hoping that they will be.

    As for CNN and the lot, let us see some in depth questioning of the western leaders including the governments of USA and UK the main culprits responsible for the death of millions of people and destruction of their countries. The numbers that we have been accused of pales in comparison. So why not bring George Bush and Tony Blair before the International Criminal Counrts first.

    Ps. Our Yakas in the government media ought to take a leaf from this guy Nonis.

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    I’ve noticed that Dr. Nonis has become quite popular because of this video. Several has mentioned that he has hit the nail on its head an started idolizing him. Now, who else had realized that the media and information minister and several other government MP’s also made the same speech to several other western media outlets (but in very poor English and quite brashly). Dr. Nonis on the other hand was very eloquent and very composed. Let’s not get blinded by the language used.

    I would very much like him to represent the government and expand on his ideas further and participate in more interviews. Let’s see what else he’s got to say. Specially against a well informed journalist.

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