17 November, 2018

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Sri Lanka Plan To Catch Out Cameron

Sri Lanka is considering setting up a South African-style Truth and Reconciliation Commission after shrugging off David Cameron’s demands for an independent inquiry into alleged atrocities at the end of its 25-year civil war.

Cameron, speaking at the biennial summit of Commonwealth nations yesterday, repeated demands for an independent war crimes inquiry and set a deadline of March before pressing for an international investigation under United Nations auspices.

But President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused and sources in his government suggested he would instead sidestep international investigators by favouring a less confrontational option based on the South African model, which paved the way for democracy but led to blanket amnesties for past crimes on both sides.

Read more in the UK Sunday Times

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In a lighter moment, the prime minister demonstrated his cricket skills in Colombo (EPA) /Sunday Times UK

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    David Cameron is batting to get few more votes from BTF /LTTE Diaspora in UK, not realizing leather ball would hit his own Glass House,

    ..With dismal HR record of UK, not court martialling UK troops for killing 1.2 million innocent Iraqis in search of Weapons of Mass Destruction ,they never found.

    What a Hypocrite is David Cameron??

    Of course star spinner Muttiah Muralidaran got him & LTTE’s Channel 4 jokers out in a spin in his subsequent interview with C-4, telling Lanka is 1000% better now after the war.

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      //David Cameron is batting to get few more votes from BTF /LTTE Diaspora in UK,//

      This is not accurate — those electorates that have large Tamil populations are firmly non-Tory; even if ALL Tamils living in these switch their votes, Cameron cannot win those seats. Unlike in Sri Lanka (which, according to Chris Nonis is a vibrant democracy — a democracy which has a cabinet minister who tied a government official to a tree!!), UK does not have proportional representation. It has a first-past the post system. Hence Cameron is not after BTF/GTF votes.

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        You are wasting your time explaining things to foolish fanboys who hero worship a despotic leader. The comment itself is evident of the lack of knowledge and understanding, your attempt to educate these blind fanboys is nugatory.

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          The CHOGM has exploded in Rajapassa’s face – he has spent billions to white wash his image, but instead the corruption and rot that the Cursed Rajapakse family is in Sri Lanka has been exposed to the whole world.
          The demand for war crimes in now a ticking time bomb with a March deadline!
          So , guess what the Sinhala Buddhist racist Lamb – Paathala Champika has who was silent all this time while Rajapassa wasted billions to celebrate British Colonialism in the hope that he could white wash his image, has found his tongue.
          Pathala is mouthing off his usual racist crap about the Tamil diaspora conspiracy again – so lets be prepared for the next round of attacks on minorities to begin! But Pathala has some explaining to do as to why he kept silent all this time while Rajapassa was wasting funds entertaining his colonial masters while in debting Lanka…

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            well said Kapila !

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          You can’t be one of those Srilankan Pizza delivery persons…for sure.

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            ado sumanaya what happenened man did you forget your email hence a new avatar? or did the handlers give u another laptop? hahahahhahahahaaha

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        He showed the world how low the British politicians have become!!! Meddling with another countries sovereignty!!!!

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      I’m amazed that Muttiah Muralitharan decided to tell Cameron he has been “misled”. In effect he is saying that all those wailing Tamil mothers Cameron met was an elaborate plan to MISLEAD the British PM.

      I wonder if people realize the significance of this. Here is the best know Tamil in the world telling the only world leader who wants to tackle the accountability issue directly that what he has seen in the North is a MISLEADING hoax.

      Muralitharan is sure to have taken the wind off of the sail from Cameron’s push for accountability. He could have just talked about cricket with Cameron. But he has decided to play for Rajapaksas this time; but definitely not for Sri Lanka.

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        Well Murali whose wife is from Tamil Nadu, but in Sri Lankan he only speak in Sinhala or English, should have stayed in his cricket bubble and spoke to Cameron of all the great charity work he is doing.

        As you know in Sri Lanka either you are in with Mahinds or in side a white van.

        My reading of the situation is Murali was sent in as a night watchman with clear instruction to bat for Mahinda without losing Mahinda’s wicket and and see through the last few days until Cameron took his flight out of Sri Lanka

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          It is a no ball. Pure chucking.

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          Peferct ANALYSIS Rajash !

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          NORTH OF SRI LANKA WILL NEVER BE TAMILS ONLY!!! WHY CANT THESE TAMILS GO BACK TO TAMIL NADU AND LIVE!!THIS IS A SINHALESE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            And from where Singhalese came form? Indeed from India.

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        He is not the greatest tamil we know. He does’t give a shit about the plight of his own upcountry tamils. He is an asshole who will do anything for money. A gigolo thats all.

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          As a former captain i say that you do not have to listen to Murali or Tennakoon, but await the international investigation to see whether our esteemed president and his brothers are guilty or not? so do not hurry to hasty conclusions

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        Even with his suspect intelligence and education of little consequence Murali, of Estate Tamil origin, did not have to play the role of being a Rajapakse spokesman – giving the impression to the country and the world Tamils have little to complain. He must remember he, his parents and siblings escaped death by inches in 7/83 by those whom he is trying to sanitize now. It is good to know he is quite successful and contributes to reconciliation through the bat and ball. But he must be careful not to enter sensitive areas outside his comprehension.

        With all the billions he has made, has he anything to show he has done something for his people – the people of Indian origin in the hill country a.k.a. Tamils of the Malainadu.

        Nettabomman

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          Just happened to see Murali’s Daily Mirror interview On Line.
          It further exposes his poor ability to speak in English, which in no way brings credit to SACK. He should spend more time with Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela – to improve his English speaking.
          The rest of what he says in the interview makes little sense.

          We liked his Cricket and his services to the country. Whenever, we went to see him play he was one spin bowler who often clean bowled world class batsmen. He must stay with Cricket and speak publicly, as far as possible, only Cricket.

          We welcome his peace moves through Kushil’s Seenigama Project and wish both all success. Tamil and Diaspora politics are well beyond
          his intellectual reach.

          Nettabomman

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        Please do not misread Muralidaran’s comment. The country is 1000% better than when it was at war. And that is indisputable.

        David Cameron wanting an indipendent commission to inquire into war crimes is a different issue.

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          Have you finished nursing Bebadu Gnabasrara’s you know what ?

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      I am ashamed of Muttiah Muraleetharans’ behavior. I don’t see any difference between Karuna and Muttiah. He insulted all Tamil community calling those Tamil Mothers who lost their loved ones in the hands of Sinhala military as liars. It is an insult to the entire Tamil community and particularly Tamil women. He may me doing to get a ministerial post but it is an insult to Sport as well. I call upon all the Tamils of the world to show their protest against Muttiah Muraleetharan and he should not be welcome at all from his participation with Tamils.

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        Murali is another corrupted fellow like the Sana boy of Matara.
        He and his brothers are in billions of rupees of mega business deals with the govt and this is a contract from MARA.

        This man is a shame in living a luxury life in Colombo 7 and giving interviews which he have nothing to do with.

        When he played cricket it was his dubious round arm action that was dubious and now with MARA he have become a dubious all rounder.

        Shame on you man.
        very unbecoming for SATC

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          I bet you live in the dregs of the wanni so know what is going on . lmao

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        Here Here I Agree with you Ajith. On THE pay roll of genocidic vulture? . Similar to the so called friends of SL and trying to whitewash GENOCIDE on TV?. WELL WELL WELL, you don’t need brains to throw balls at wickets which proves the cricketer is looking for a plum post. May be the next MR Nona?.

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        Ajith, You are a typical jingoistic Tamil.

        Everyone knew Velu and his gang had kidnapped thousands of underage children for 33 years and force trained them to be sentries. Some destitute females children were raped by LTTE men acting as of the Sri Lanka Army. Such victims were brainwashed to be suicide bombers. Mothers and fathers of those children never knew where their children were. Mothers and fathers thought their children were kidnapped by the Army.

        When LTTE ran short of cadres, they raised this dad’s army called ‘makkal padai’ to whom LTTE gave a quick training to guard the bunkers. Those old men and women and mothers were sitting ducks in front of an advancing army. It is those missing people that those women were crying about.So, what Muttiah Muralitharan says is nothing but the truth.

        Cameron is living in a glasshouse and throwing stones at others. Why?

        Cameron and his buddies had breached UN Resolutions 1970 and 1973 and attacked civilian targets in Libya. They murdered Gaddafi grandchildren in cold-blood. William Hague, actively supported terrorists who were proscribed as terrorists on its own list to commit atrocities against the Libyan civilian population. David Cameron was a key player in this human rights outrage. David Cameron has committed war crimes in the Libyan Civil War.

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          Banda

          Have you finished reading those recommended research papers on irrigation?

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            No, he is otherwise engaged at Otters

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          Banda, You are a liar.

          You don’t need to worry about whether LTTE raped children or not. We know about LTTE and it is our matter. If you have evidence of rape of women by LTTE the beast place to put your evidence to an international investigation. We have evidence about the kidnapped Tamil children by Sinhala army and raped by Sinhala army and we are prepared to bring those evidence to international courts. Let the International courts make a decision. We are not talking about what happened in Libya, Irag or Iran. Our subject is about what happened in this soil by our Government. If your sister is raped will you say to your sister it is fine,you are lying.

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            Ajith you are such a baby!!!!! Go suck a bottle!!!

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      If you think Britain should court marshall whoever Think what Sri Lanka should do to the soldiers who acted like no one has ever done in the history of mankind. Even animals behaved better. I think you must seriously think about how to change this barbaric behavior of the Sri Lankan people. Science can help. If it is in the genes should cross breed with some one and see. We cant aford a this kind of of people to pollute the worlds population.

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      The CHOGM has exploded in Rajapassa’s face – he has spent billions to white wash his image, but instead the corruption and rot that the Cursed Rajapakse family is in Sri Lanka has been exposed to the whole world.
      The demand for war crimes in now a ticking time bomb with a March deadline!
      So , guess what the Sinhala Buddhist racist Lamb – Paathala Champika has who was silent all this time while Rajapassa wasted billions to celebrate British Colonialism in the hope that he could white wash his image, has found his tongue.
      Pathala is mouthing off his usual racist crap about the Tamil diaspora conspiracy again – so lets be prepared for the next round of attacks on minorities to begin! But Pathala has some explaining to do as to why he kept silent all this time while Rajapassa was wasting funds entertaining his colonial masters while in debting Lanka…

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      CHOGM has exploded on Rajapassa’s despotic face. Very good.

      However, Cameron’s colonial style warning to Sri Lanka is bound to backfire on his own face.

      Rajapassa’s Truth Commission plan is a master stroke.

      Cameron will be caught out!

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Rajapassa’s Truth Commission plan is a master stroke.”

        Good, how credible, transparent, independent is it going to be?

        Will the commission avoid Gota’s confessions?

        Why did it take him four years to agree to set up such a commission?

        How MR going to justify setting up this commission to David Blacker.

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          Nstive,

          Truth Commission is a great idea to heal deep wounds of this country.

          It must not be a Rajapassa style staged drama. That we must make sure.

          People like Defacto CJ Mohan Pieris should be kept miles away from it. Otherwise it will lose all credibility.

          We do not have enough prisons in this country to punish all who have committed unspeakable crimes here. All the way since 1948.

          Our King is doing this coz’ he has no other choice, but do it. It is not heartfelt. Then again most of these people are heartless anyway. No surprise there.

          Cheers!

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        Cameron will be caught out!
        you seems certain but fail to say how?

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          Rajash,

          Truth Commission, if set up will pop Cameron’s bloated ego.

          Cameron’s “Grand Standing at CHOGM” has annoyed the “dumb & stupid” Sri Lankan electorate badly. It is rallying behind their President, who is under attack from a hypocritical ex-colonial master.

          Cameron’s stupidity, arrogance & corrupt domestic political agenga have just secured a massive vote block for MR. Just wait for next round of Presidnential elections.

          Thanks UK based LTTE die-ass-pora & CH4. You won again. Sri Lanka lost. Yet again.

          Our despotic King Rajapassa, his gigantic family, army of cronies & henchmen have every reason to smile. Behind the scenes. Masters of their craft which is corrupted politics.

          PS: I correct my statement. Sri Lanka as a nation and all of her people will be caught out. Not Cameron.

          Cheers!

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        in South Africa, they set up the TR Comission after
        (a)afterdismantling Aprthied
        (b)after giving the blacks voting rights
        (c)after electing the first majority black government
        (d)after electing the first black president
        they also gave witness protection and immunity form prosecution to all violence and genocide commited by balcks as well as whites

        Sri Lanka should;
        (a) give constitutional recognoition of all race , telgion, language as equal
        (b)return all lands grabbed from the Tamils to build HSZ, Hotels under pretext of HZS
        (c)withdraw all army from NE
        (d)devolve full power to all PSC’s

        The they should set up a TR Comission and protect ALL witness, Tamils, Sinhala, Muslims, LTTE, Army, Rajapakses..etc

        the TR Comission should enlarge it’s remit to also include bribery and swindling of public money

        Then only there will be true reconcilaition in Sri Lanka for the good and prosperity fo all

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          Rajash,

          Great contribution to the debate.

          All demands in your list may not materialise exactly as you wish. It will be give and take for all parties involved. However, it is the way to go.

          I am willing to forget and forgive both LTTE & all corrupt politcians including Rajapassa clan to secure Sri Lanka’s common future.

          Sri Lanka should look at what has happened in this beautiful country with such potential since 1948. What went wrong? How did we end up this way?

          Cheers!

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            1948 we were Ceylon
            now we are Sri Lanka
            thats what went wrong

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              Before Sri Lanka, Ceylon we were Ceylan, Ceilao, Serendib, Sri Lanka, Taprobane, Tamrapanni.
              Correct me if I have left out anything!

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              A mere rebranding will solve our problems? LOL!

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                it’s not just rebranding.
                what comes to your mind …if you were to be be ceylonese

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      David Cameron – a Master Blaster

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      Truth about corrupt British politics and David Cameron. Disgusting!
      Are these the people who are out to help Sri Lanka? Please look at the following CH4 documentary:

      Dispatches by CH4 – inside Britain’s Israel Lobby:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E70BwA7xgU

      The truth about Israel lobby in the UK and David Cameron.

      LTTE Die-ass-pora is on the same path. They use similar methods to influence British policy.

      While Sri Lanka’s lethargic Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deep asleep.

      Sri Lanka has a massive task, if we are to keep the country united.

      Please educate the Sri Lankan public about the true agenda of these corrupt individuals such as David Cameron, David & Ed Milliband.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        You are so obsessed with damn LTTE you fail to see beyond your nose. LTTE wasn’t around when state butchered Sinhala youth in 1971.

        Now you have a state which has been the sole cause of all ill in this island for the past 65 years.

        Move on.

        Read these news items and do something about them:

        Hidden Hands Take Over Eastern Land
        By Camelia Nathaniel

        http://www.thesundayleader.lk
        2013/11/17

        Two Airmen found shot dead
        November 19, 2013

        http://www.island.lk/

        Drug dealer gets away, wife arrested
        November 19, 2013

        http://www.island.lk/

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          Native,

          My point is about how Cameron is corrupted by British politics/lobbyists. About why we should be critical.

          How Camerons, Millibands & Harpers twist a fake sense of morality to suit their respective donors/pressure groups/domestic electoral politics etc.

          Engage the argument, please Native!

          We are not talking about social ills in SL. You keep moving the goal post.

          Are you an “Escape Artist” like our “King” from Hambantota?

          Cheers!

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    What South African-style Truth and Reconciliation Commission ?-:)
    See how MR will take Cameroon on a ride as he took Singh on 13++ ride. -:)

    MR is a master tactician. See how Cameroon eats Sri Lankan parippu (lentil). -::))

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      sumith chingala modaya, what are you talking about. you haven’t even got paruppu if it doesn’t come from india. what parripu you modaya . it’s paruppu in tamil.

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      We have guys who are habitual liars in our villages too. But we hardly call them master tacticians though.

      People recognize these characters and stop trusting them with/on anything. The liars can loose people’s trust with only a few acts of deception but they will never the gain confidence back for the rest of their lives; that’s the tragedy for this country.

      If anybody had any hope of reputed, high profile businesses and brands coming to setup themselves in a beautiful, tropical country after the war you can forget about that now. They wouldn’t risk their hard earned reputation by doing business in a lawless country where people are said to be exploited. All you will get are the uncouth businessmen who see an opportunity for exploitation while rule of law has been effectively put away.

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    It is not playing cricket or football to catch Cameron or Muttiah Muraleetharan. No one is interested in appointing Commissions as delaying tactics. We had enough experience of commissions and all party conferences. Every body knows what happened in Sri Lanka over the six decades under the rule of natives of this island. First of all we should understand there are issues with our governance (law and order and justice), there are issues with diversity (discrimination), there are issues with human rights (militarisation, protection of human values), there are issues with economic policies (poverty), and so on. We have bloodsheds in this land in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1977, 1983, 1989,1995, 2009. I don’t think any other Nation had such a level of violent culture since Independence. Our land is now enriched with hundreds of mass graves all over the island since 1970. We had Banda-Chelva pact, Dudley-Chelva Pact, District development Councils, Dimpu Talks,Chandrika proposals, Rajiv_JR Indo-Lanka accord, LTTE _Sri Lanka Oslo agreements, Rajapakse All Party recommendations and so on. We had number of Commssisions from Sansoni to LLRC.

    Nothing is working? Why?

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      Lies and Lies after Lies. SPIN WEBS.

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    But the Blacks lost in SL and the Whites won.

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      muttiah muralitharan is a [Edited out]

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      sei fathima you black monkey, go back to lanka toilet web and bonk chingala [Edited out] shenali waduge.

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      Fathima /Lorenzo
      What happened to the Browns?

      ps- you seen a pic of shenali waduge

      ..here the sick bag

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    truth and reconciliation commission is the best way to go.It has been tried and tested in south africa and rwanda.

    mahinda should appoint bishop desmond tutu to organize it for him.If mahinda tries to do it himself nobody will believe that he is in fact sincere about it because of his past record on 13th amendment,LLRC etc.

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    A South Asian Truth Commission is probably the brainchild of Kamlesh Sharma in his unsolicited services to the Rajapakses to save them from
    imminent deeper disaster at the international level. There are many retired judges in countries in the region willing to do what they are told provided they get something in return – making such a possibility unacceptable. There is a story going round Sharma threatened the President of Mauritius the chances of that country hosting CHOGM next will be jeopardised “unless you come to Sri Lanka’s CHOGM in November” Canada, Britain and other countries will serve the Commonwealth cause well if they move for a probe on Sharma’s on his recent suspect activities.

    R. Varathan

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    How can war crimes and crimes against humanity be resolved by a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? It is a joke and Cameron and the world community are not going to fall for it. The South African commission dealt with a few deaths of black South Africans but in Sri Lanka the mass murder of over 40,000 Sri Lankan tamils by their own government bears no comparison by scale of numbers.

    The continuing suppression of tamils – their lands being confiscated, militarisation, thousands living as refufgees while the military are occupying their properties, the disappearances, the continuing rape of tamil women and the suppression of the free press etc. etc. cannot be whitewashed by a truth & reconciliation commission.

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    Hi Muralee

    if I remember right You once Said that you cannot speak in Tamil. That was When you were playing for Sri Lanka. south Indian Magazines published your Statement.

    That was done by to remain in the Team. Your State if true is pure unadulterated lie.

    As long as you are lying You are Safe.

    Levi

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      The EX champion cricketer’s name is tarnished in the world because he talked politics with a world class politician. Murali should have talked cricket with the British politician instead he tried to WHITEWASH GENOCIDE for his own benefit . REAL SUCKER ……..and a stupid IDIOT.

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    Dont forget that Murali’s brother, Muttiah Sasidharan is involved in the Ethanol scandal. No doubt he cannot say anything but support the regime.

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    Murali a great cricketer and sportsment has just tarnished his image big time,he should have just talked cricket and sent a doosra ball to Cameron and not talked politics and batter for Rajapaksa is Murali denying

    i)Bulldozing houses in HSZ in Jaffna
    ii)BBS activities
    iii)illegal encroachment and forced re-settlments
    iv)authenticity of C4 Videos
    v)Cases of well Documented dissapearences after May 2009

    Murali has just lost his respect from all sporty lankans

    (btw:it was said that Murali was a man with no ambition while in the LK cricket team and always sucked up to others without a spine)

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      from what i saw of murali talking to cameron,it was just an informal chat sitting in the steps of a grounds.Murali was mostly talking about cricket in the north and how the army got 5 grounds quickly ready.he was also saying things are much better there than during the war,which has to be the truth because wartime can never be better than peace.

      All the points that you had given in your comment were not discussed.Obviously you are right because only 85000 voted for mahinda while 350000 voted for the TNA,but when you look at the fact that 85000 voted for the government you have to admit that there must be something that made them do that and murali was right that some development and amenities are indeed being provided.Gota messed it really with all those points you raised.While mahinda seems to be doing things that get the votes gota does the opposite.

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    M.Muralidharan has sent a signal of entering politics. One will have to watch whether he intends doing politics or politricks. Perhaps he is aiming for a Ministerial post.

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    Murali has not tarnished his name, neither been an apologist to the MR government nor a traitor to the Tamil cause.

    All what he meant was that the country was much better now than when it was at war. That is indisputable. You have better roads to travel in, no shortage of food, traders are re-establishing, and you can go about your business without being stopped at countless check points.

    His comments neither endorses the government actions in the way the war was conducted nor how the government has conducted itself after the war.

    So please do not misread what he said.

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      BBS Rep,

      I hope that was all that Murali reported to Cameron on. Many would be saddened if Murali, or anyone for that matter, left us in any doubt as to the sincerity of the grieving women we saw looking for desperate answers of their missing loved ones.

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        David Cameron made a statement in the house of parliament about his brief meeting with Murali.

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    The setting up of a truth Commission to forge reconciliation among the Sinhalese !tamils and Muslims is something which could have been done no sooner the war ended. instead the Govt. Bulldozed the LTTE war cemeteries and banned mourning for the dead Tamils? memorials for the fallen soldiers were erected on top of LTTE war memorials. Not stopping at that The president made an announcement to say that there are no minorities and majority communities but there is only Patriots and traitors? The defeat of the tigers are being celebrated annually in military parades to showcase the military might of the Govt. Tamils on the other hand are humiliated without any recourse to justice? What more the last days of the war was telecast over the state media to the glee of the Sinhalese and garnered votes at elections in favour of the govt? Can a Regime like this follow the magnanimity shown by president Nelson and the irrudite chairman of the South African Truth Commission Bishop Desmond Tutu? Mr TC will be a sham to hoodwink the international community? It was president CBK who at an Independence Day celebration apologised to the Tamils for atrocities perpetrated on them and demanded a similar apology from Prabhakaran towards the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who were killed.

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      “chairman of the South African Truth Commission Bishop Desmond Tutu? “

      That is why the chairman of the Srilankan Truth Commission should also be bishop Desmond Tutu.Better late than never.

      If mahinda is appointing his own chairman might as well have a international independent investigation of war crimes as cameron said.

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