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Sri Lanka Sends War Crimes Denier To Geneva As Part Of Official Delegation: ITJP & JDS

Sri Lanka is sending a politician to represent its Government in Geneva who has systematically denied war crimes, threatened journalists and allegedly intimidated a father whose child was killed. Media reports say Mahinda Samarasinghe is part of a three-man delegation despatched to the Human Rights Council for the current session.

Mahinda Samarasinghe

“Mr Samarasinghe’s job is to convince member states that Sri Lanka does intend to implement its 2015 promises to the international community regarding accountability for alleged war crimes. How can any interlocutor take him seriously in this role when he continues to deny there’s even a problem to fix,” said ITJP’s Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka.

Mahinda Samarasinghe was the Rajapaksa-era Human Rights Minister. A UN- backed international body reported that a witness, Dr Manoharan, gave a sworn testimony that Mahinda Samarasinghe had contacted him by phone and told him not to talk to internationals, that members of the security forces had killed his son, and that he would assist him and his family with a new life in Colombo. This incident is well known and has been widely reported in the Sri Lankan media. The same body, the International Indepenedent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), described this in its report as:

“…intimidation and/or attempted bribery of a material witness from the very Minister responsible for protecting human rights in Sri Lanka, but it was intimidation from a person who was, and remains part of the GoSL’s team that represents Sri Lanka at international forums on human rights..”.

Twelve years later, members of IIGEP would be surprised to know Mahinda Samarasinghe is still representing Sri Lanka in Geneva despite the change of government and professed commitment to dealing with the country’s violent past.

“This shows Sri Lanka isn’t serious about accountability and it doesn’t even have the decency to pretend well,” said Sinhalese exiled journalist Bashana Abeywardene of Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. “Imagine what it’s like for victims and their families to see a man like this in Geneva who has systematically denied there was enforced disappearance or summary executions at the end of the war. Mahinda Samarasinghe hasn’t indicated that he’s changed his mind in the intervening years – quite the contrary.”

Mahinda Samarasinghe threatened reprisals against the Journalists for Democracy group in 2009 after they gave videos of naked bound prisoners being summarily executed by soldiers to Channel 4 News for broadcast. The footage was subsequently authenticated by the United Nations. Nevertheless just last year, Mahinda Samarasinghe repeated the allegation that Channel 4 news had fabricated the execution videos.

“This is a man who threatens journalists just for doing their job, who allegedly intimidates bereaved families and who denies allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity that multiple UN bodies have investigated and found credible. UN officials and diplomats need to make it clear to him how unacceptable his position is and to ask themselves how this Government can be serious about its commitments if this is their representative,” said Abeywardene.

In 2016, Sri Lanka sent an alleged perpetrator of torture as part of its delegation to the UN Committee Against Torture. It has yet to respond to the UN Committee’s questions regarding the individual.

1.0 Denying Enforced Disappearances

1.1 Denial in 2007

Mahinda Samarasinghe is quoted in the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights investigation report into Sri Lanka (OISL) as denying reports in 2007 about people who had disappeared:

“…the then Human Rights and Disaster Management Minister, Mahinda Samarasinghe, claimed that the reports about people who disappeared were the result of the “propaganda strategy” by “a ruthless terrorist organization” which tried to “paint a bleak picture internationally to bring pressure on the government so that our resolve will be weakened. (Para. 397)”

It is worth noting this was a period when enforced disappearance was rampant – a Human Rights Watch report at the time collated 498 cases of disappearances, abductions and missing people that occurred in 2006 and 2007 and even this may be an underestimate. In its 2006, 2007 and 2008 reports, WGEID indicated that it was gravely concerned at the increase in reported cases of recent enforced disappearances. The UN also said in the majority of the cases of enforced disappearance the security forces were allegedly responsible9.

1.2 Denial in 2009

In a BBC HardTalk interview in March 2009, Minister Samarasimnghe was asked about reports from Human Rights Watch that young Tamil men and women had disappeared before reaching the camps for the war displaced. He flatly denied this. The UN Investigation report (OISL) recommended ‘an independent review of the lists of individuals registered as “surrendees”’ which has not happened to date.

1.3 Denial in 2018 of Summary Executions of Surrendees

In 2018, Mahinda Samarasinghe responded to the assertion by another Sri Lankan Minister, S.B. Dissanayake, that an LTTE leader, Colonel Ramesh, had telephoned him 10 minutes before surrendering to government forces in May 2009 whereafter he was executed. Minister Dissanayake alleged LTTE cadres who surrendered were killed. In the case of Colonel Ramesh there is video showing him alive in army custody and then later he is seen dead. Mahinda Samarasinghe however said he totally rejected his colleague’s story because, “if anyone surrenders, a professional army will never take steps to kill them”. This comment by Minister Samarasinghe is of particular significance because the Office of Missing Persons has acknowledged that its priority case is the investigation into the hundreds of Tamils who disappeared after surrendering in May 2009 to the Army.

2.0 Trinco 5: Alleged intimidation of a key witness and suppression of evidence

2.1 IIGEP

A confidential report to donors by the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP, April 2009) which assisted a Commission of Inquiry in Sri Lanka investigating emblematic cases, found credible evidence that Mahinda Samarasinghe knew early on that government security forces had killed the five youths and injured others in Trincomalee in January 2006. Mr Samarasinghe has never disclosed that evidence.

IIGEP’s report said a witness, Dr Manoharan, gave sworn testimony that Mahinda Samarasinghe had contacted him by phone and told him not to talk to internationals, that members of the security forces had killed his son, and that he would assist him and his family with a new life in Colombo. This incident has also been widely reported in the Sri Lankan media.

IIGEP commented that: “The import of this evidence is that, not only does it prove that the GoSL knew early on that their forces were responsible and that there was intimidation and/or attempted bribery of a material witness from the very Minister responsible for protecting human rights in Sri Lanka, but it was intimidation from a person who was, and remains part of the GoSL’s team that represents Sri Lanka at international forums on human rights..”.

2.2 Media

It is worth noting the senior police official in charge of Trincomalee at the time of the killings was SSP Kapila Jayasekera and Dr. Manoharan has alleged he was responsible for the killing of his son. Kapila Jayasekera has been promoted to Senior DIG of police and is still posted in the East of Sri Lanka in overall charge of the area.

3.0 Denial Regarding the Final War

3.1 Casualty Figures in War

Mahinda Samarasinghe is also quoted by the UN’s OISL report as publicising what turned out to be vastly underestimated population figures for civilians in the war zone in 2009 in order to assert that sufficient food was supplied. We now know from UN reports that there were three times more people than Mr. Samarasinghe asserted and acute food shortages with some cases of starvation. The UN Investigation concluded that the significant differences in population numbers could not be “explained by inaccuracies on the part of the Government” (Para 979).

3.2 BBC Interview

In an extraordinary interview with the BBC’s Hard Talk programme in the spring of 2009 Minister Samarasinghe denied any wrongdoing by the Sri Lankan Government in the conduct of the final phase of the war. Local reporting of the broadcast framed it as the Minister “dismissing the biased questioning of the BBC”.

3.21 Heavy Weapons

The Minister claimed the government had stopped using heavy weapons around 20 February 2009 – something refuted in the subsequent UN Investigation which said, “the Sri Lankan Armed Forces used indirect- fire weapons, including artillery shells and MBRLs on the three NFZs and surrounding areas, causing widespread damage to civilian infrastructure and loss of civilian lives” (Para 750). The UN also cited the Government in late April [two months after Samarasinghe said it had stopped) now announcing it would stop using heavy weapons20. Moreover the UN said at this point, “the shelling did not stop, and may even have intensified according to some sources”. It is worth noting the UN said from the end of January the LTTE lacked heavy weapons (Para.86).

3.22 Zero Civilian Casualties

The Minister denied reports from a government doctor that artillery shells fired from government positions had killed 10 civilians, responding “Well we categorically deny this” and he surreally claimed the doctor had never given the interview in question. Later the Minister alleged the doctors had been forced to give false interviews by the LTTE – soemthing they denied when free to do so. He repeated this allegation regarding the doctors again in 2018.

The Minister also denied his government was responsible for any civilian casualties saying (a) civilians had not been targeted and (b) claiming the UN hadn’t accused them of this. However the UN Panel of Experts in 2011 said there was “sustained SLA targeting of No Fire Zones” (762 OISL) and the UN OHCHR Investigation found “reasonable grounds to believe that they were deliberately targeted” (Para 864).

The UN later gave estimates for civilian deaths of 40,000 (UN Panel of Experts) and then 70,000 (Petrie Report). The UN OISL report (Para 750) added that, “At least four medical facilities – PTK, Mullaivaikkal, Udayarkaadu and Putumattalan – were shelled with unguided weapons and ammunition such as MBRLs according to witness testimonies”. Interestingly in the BBC Interview the Minister confirmed the government did know the locations of hospitals. With respect to hospitals, the UN’s OISL report also said that government forces “in some cases, may have deliberately targeted the facilities” (Para 789).

3.33 Detention of War Survivors

The Minister flatly denied that survivors of the war put in Manik Farm Camp were detained there against their will. However the OISL report says (Para 1072), “The IDPs were not only prohibited from leaving Manik Farm without authorization, but also could not leave the zone to which they had been assigned” and the report highlighted the role of the military in the administration of the camp, the terrifying nature of the screening process there and the apalling physical conditions. ITJP witnesses have described being raped while interrogated in the camp,and one identified her rapist as a military intelligence officer whom we know is still serving in the military.

3.34 Media Freedom

The Minister denied in 2009 there were any problems with journalistic freedom though the UN later said, “The number of journalists and media workers killed in Sri Lanka also ranks among the highest in the world and placed severe restrictions on freedom of expression” (OISL, Para 257). The UN OISL report has a whole section on the killing of journalists – an issue also highlighted by the domestic Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka. Several journalists, Sinhalese and Tamil, are still in exile despite the change of government in 2015.

4.0 Persistent Denial of War Crimes Evidence

4.1 Channel 4 Execution Footage

In 2018 Mr.Samarsinghe has continued to attack Channel 4 for its coverage of the civil war, alleging it broadcast fabricated videos at the behest of the Tamil Diaspora. The Channel 4 execution videos supplied by exiled journalists that the Government of Sri Lanka disputed were found authentic by the UN and the UK broadcasting regulator, OFCOM.

4.2 Doctors

Mr. Samarsinghe continued in 2018 to allege the government doctors who were in the war zone were forced by the LTTE to give untrue information.

This is despite the fact the (a) the information the doctors gave has now been corroborated by multiple other suvivor accounts and various UN investigations and (b) one such doctor has said they were forced to recant while in government custody after in his case being denied a vital operation if he didn’t cooperate and having his family threatened. This amounts to psychological torture.

4.3 Denial in Geneva

In May 2011 the Mr Samarasinghe asserted in Geneva that there were no standards to deal with conflicts like Sri Lanka’s. He later claimed he had thwarted “a major international conspiracy against Sri Lanka” in being able to prevent the tabling at the Human Rights Council of the UN Panel of Experts report. (by ITJP and JDS)

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    One thing for sure the Srilankan delegation sent by President is going to.complicate matters for us though.They may be playing local politics. End of the day the country would continue to suffer.

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      Dcn

      “One thing for sure the Srilankan delegation sent by President is going to.complicate matters for us though.”

      You should be proud of the country’s tradition where if there is no issues create new non existent issues, more problem, then try to solve it, drag it, deny it …… blame the victims, …………………… in the process simply waste time, energy, money, destroy moral fabric of the society, peace, …… because those who chose to run the country and the state functionaries believe they are too clever and proud to be wrong.

      However they are not just denying war crimes, they are are denying other crimes, …. such as looting national wealth, murder, ……….. …….. nepotism,

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        Dissanayake says…”a professional Army never kills its captives or the surrendees..” What a crap….. all Sri Lankans know how the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and the STF functions within the system. All of them have some kind of freedom to kill whoever they want.

        Within these individual force, there are gangs who operate in total independence with the backing of powerful individuals and mostly with the ruling Elite Mafia backing in killings, extortions, rape and arson. Rajapakse families are the presently most Terroristic individuals who run a virtual deep armed and law enforcement sub units to carryout illegal killings and other unlawful activities. Karannagoda team functioned in the same style, totally independent and judicially challenging roles as judges and lawyers connected with illegal groups have a lot leeway in the system. The Islamophobia, anti tamil activities are another main parts to these activities. Recently, the STF and the Police are falsely implicating innocent Muslims who travel in vehicles in search of drugs by putting in their vehicles and then releasing them. But, a few miles later, on the same road comes the STF (Anti Muslim unit of the govt) stopping the vehicle for inspection and then arresting all the travellers in the vehicle. Its a well coordinated Govigama Mafia Anti Muslim operation conducted in military cum terrorist style. In this game you will see the govt., not taking any action, the Govigama families coming together in unison to defend the perpetrators and then systematically putting the blame on the victims. Kandy Digana, Aluthgama and other riots were conducted in this same fashion by send STF to give protection cover to the rioters and the state sponsored BBS terrorists. Ratwattes’s son conducted the Digana one with open freehand with the coordination of the police and the STF… this is the face of Govigama Ruling Elite Mafiosi.

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          Radical Ideas

          “a professional Army never kills its captives or the surrendees..”

          You are missing the point, he is talking about “Professional Army”.

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            NV, ok i got it… A professional Army… it must be the SLARMY – their professionalism could be seen on how respectful when they treated the dead bodies of LTTE captives and surrendees. Even the women were stripped naked, hand bound and shot in the head. Like all the Zionist agents having the same Mossad signature in desecrating the dead. Most of the Army top brass are connected to the CIA/Mossad pay list and having trained by them, they are connected to the Zionist project in establishing Asia region into an ISLAMOPHOBIC Anti Muslim block. Modi is doing his part in somehow to start up a war with Pakistan and then the Zionist Jews can turn the pretext into a fully functional WAR ZONE that uproots the Pakistan as a nation. Sri Lankan rulers, the Govigama Elite criminals, subscribing to this evil have been keeping alive the state terror against the Muslims.

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    Here is the ICRC & Various Conflict Monitoring analysis BARRED BY SL MEDIA as a Policy [PATRIOTISM]…..Published By Brooking Institute [Oh by the way Good Luck finding it for you Patriotic sinhala Sri Lankan Buddhist PERVERTS…who barely knows to read ENGLISH….]

    on the Very Dessive DAY of Year 2009…Prior to LTTE Leaders Death & as well as Officially Declaring war is Over there was 5 month Prolonged Campaign Insitigated by MAHVILLARU Incidence…Sri Lankan Military Officials had seeked advice from Number of Regional Countries about Permanently Crushing LTTE resistance [Russian] … what they were not seeking was INDIA Assistance or Approval..but Indians were made aware of the SL Government Intention…as far as the evidence… Indians were unaware and Put on LOOP Intentionally by SL Strategy……Which to make it Impossible for the INDIA to get Involved.,,[ BRILLIANT ]
    Officially..SL Must end the Campaign AT ALL COSTS { HELL WITH THE CASUALTIES } Prior to India’s 2009 Election results to be declared [Final DAY of the Conflict]….. SL with Absolute Brute force Perticualary by using SL Air Force has Bombed & Ground Forces SHELLED the Human Shield Surrounding LTTE Leader [ accordance to Indian Federal Law…Indian Strategic Military Forces are Barred from Intervening in External conflicts where it is under caretaker Government ] Remarkably SL ended the Conflict JUST 2 HRS Prior to Indian Election Results were being Declared ..That is How and why SL Has Slaughtered Intentionally 40 000 + Civilians [ Human Shield Surrounding LTTE ] and so far got away with it…

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      This is not entirely true. From what i have heard India was deeply involved militarily in the final stages of the war. They had Indian special forces who were operating chemical weapons in the LTTE area. Prageeth Eknaligoda was was investigating the use of chemical weapons in Sri Lanka was murdered. Sri Lankan armed forces did not have chemical weapons in their possession before 2009. India is officially known to have them in the stockpile.

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      Tamil-NET Censored
      This is an absolute lie. Tamil-Net is LTTE’s website.
      It was a know factor that Prabhakaran published photos of his targets on Tamil-Net before killing them.
      LTTE was a tad late to kill the entire human shield as Sri Lankan armed forces infiltrated the area and rescued civilians. Two of our brave military men did the job (I don;t remember their names now) otherwise LTTE’s plan was to kill the human shield and make it a point to bring down international forces for Prabhakaran’s rescue. This 40,000 number is their missed target.
      Who would ask India’s help in defeating LTTE, a terrorist outfit which was trained and nurtured by India.

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    The right person to speak about Human Rights in Sri Lanka having earned a worldwide reputation to uphold the Credibility and honours of Sri Lanka.

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      M
      If this is not TiC, may I please know whom you are referring to?

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      Mano

      No truth no reconciliation.
      Stop shooting from your hip and read the following:

      Its worth reading concluding part of the Lynn Ockersz’s paper read at ICES:

      Text of a paper presented by the writer at an international forum titled ‘Questions of Memory, Justice and Reconciliation in Societies Post Conflict’ , conducted by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, from September 11-14, 2017.

      Process of Reconciliation in the Sri Lanka Context
      March 6, 2019, 11:15 pm

      Conclusion


      Post-independence Sri Lanka is starkly characterized by regrettable failure on the part of the Lankan state and other relevant stakeholders to consistently and earnestly work towards a political solution to the country’s ethnic conflict. Most often than not the state, although sometimes well meaning, has succumbed to pressure exerted by hardline opinion emanating particularly from Southern Sri Lanka. Votes have proved more vital than peace. It is yet to be seen whether the currently functioning Constituent Assembly would help in charting a new course for Sri Lanka, wherein durable ethnic peace would be brought into being. Meanwhile, conceptual confusion is reigning in public discourse concerned with peace-building in Sri Lanka. Are we going to have reconciliation or fellow feeling among our communities or a political settlement? As pointed out in this paper the terms cannot be used interchangeably, although reconciliation is integral to ethnic harmony and enduring peace. As Sri Lanka moves into the future these conceptual difficulties need to be ironed out by the state and other relevant quarters if the Lankan polity is to be clear-headed about its aims on the ethnic peace front. A failure to do so is likely to prolong the country’s inner strife.
      Island.lk

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    As President Maithripala Sirisena claims, Sri Lankan troops
    never committed war crimes.It is only the LTTE.
    Brigadier Fernando, Defence Attache in London, never
    threatened to cut the necks of those protesting outside
    the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.
    Admiral Karannagoda did not commit the crime of killing
    five students.
    DIG Nalaka Silva did not plan to assassinate President Sirisena
    and Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
    Ravi Waidyalankara, head of FCID never took bribes and was
    never corrupt.
    DIG Vass Gunawardena did not commit any murder.
    These are all among wrong propaganda campaigns by interested
    parties.
    Everybody in Sri Lanka (including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeingha)
    is clean, wholesome and NOT wrong doers.

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    Who is writing this rubbish? UN never authenticated the ch4 video and after SL experts technical assessment, UN rapporteur which was handled by a 2nd person since 1st rapporteur got a egg on his face from Mr Siri Hewawitharana after he challenged the UN to prove it with details or do a rebuttal to Mr Hewaitharana’s assessment. UN did admit video was edited and cannot be used since it’s a forgery and also optical mobile phones that does not exist at that time.
    How come CT publishing these serious misinformation and after all these are publically available facts?
    Also putting UK media regulators assessment also wrong, UK, OFCOM never said video is authentic ..so why CT publish lies?
    War crime is a serious allegation and CT need to be very careful to recycle garbage from terror groups.

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      The first apple iphone was launched in 2007. And nearly all the old design flip phones had video recording on them in 2009. Video quality was not great but the facility was there.
      The reason why some Sinhalese soldiers recording the atrocities was to make money later. They dont give these videos for free. They are paid a large sum of money and promised citizenship and comfortable living abroad.

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    HOW Exactly did Sri Lankan Military Covered up the Slaughter of 40 000 Human beings and got rid of 40 000 Bodies….[Brooking Institute]….Final campaign was heavily aided by Russian military ( more like MILITIA ) Strategists…. Immediately After Shelling and Bombing the Human Shield surrounding LTTE Leadership.

    01 | SL military swiftly created Multiple Overcorossing Massive BLACK SMOKE gulfing Burning Pits – to Cover Satellite over down looking View of the Main area of the Bodies were laying … particularly the Satellites belonging to India and UN …brilliantly it worked.

    02| Under the Cover of the thick Gulfing Black smoke SL military Gathered up all the Bodies swiftly as possible [ including their own – Official ] they were at a such Hurry they were Determined to make a Innocent Impression by Inviting Journalists to Portray that there were nobody here….but the LTTE Leadership Only [ how pathetic were they ] – Gathered bodies were of course Burned on the Burning Pitts and some Hi Profile Selected Bodies were ACIDIFIED…(Confirmed).

    03| Lastly Just prior to 60 days Passing of the Genocide …..Sri Lankan Military declared the Area where the Massacre took place as a GOD DAMN TOURIST ATTRACTION.

    what took place in Sri Lanka on 2009 was a Genocide that was brilliantly covered up by a ruthless Military Institution…Sri Lankan Military Forces…if they were not held accountable as all ways this Blood thirsty institution will Bound to repeat it’s pattern even on its own People – and that is exactly what Sri Lankan military has done on 1989 Civil unrest in south of the region….

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      I heard Sri lankan air force was using cluster bombs every where. Mahinda Rajapakse got friendly with Vietnam, I think to find out whether NAPALM was available.

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      “Final campaign was heavily aided by Russian military ( more like MILITIA ) Strategists”
      *
      There should be some limit to fantasy.
      *
      Is this yet another pathetic attempt to cover-up the cynicism of the West and India?

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        SJ “There should be some limit to fantasy “…..instead of doing your commenting COPY PASTE cheep work…you pathetic LOW Life sri lankan Punk… why don’t you read things being written…..there were more than enough evidence supporting MILITARY Planners from Russia heavily involved……of course if Proven Sri Lanka would loose all the credibility in the world not to mention It could become the next Aleppo if not HOMS….SYRIA….Punished for Collusion with Russia….you think anybody gives shit about Our Jack – ass military….[ 80% hard ware consist of more than 30 Years plus decommissioned EU military Junk ware ]

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    Srilanka is a pain in the posterior to the whole world.

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    This is a puppet show in which both the LTTE – financiers and Sri lankan govt play. for example, Mahinda Samarasinghe had foreign bank accounts [edited out]. He also criticized Mahinda Rajapakse. This article is complete BS. Anyway, already wigneswaran is there in Geneva already to score points.

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      I hear an OIC named Nevil Silva is given punishment transfer as he didn’t kill a suspect as soon as he arrested him, an action against the bosses’ order. This transfer is not yet approved by Police Commission.

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    Our president’s actions does drag the country backwards not forward. If there is a one delegation representing the country what is the necessity to have a second delegation and that too consisting of individuals whose records are questionable. The international community must laughing at our expense when we can’t agree on one delegation to represent the country but have one representing the president and the other representing whom? Government? Prime minister? Or us the citizens?

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    UNHRC is a distraction for Civil Society and Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka from the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week ruling on Chagos Islands / Diego Garcia military base and the need to DE-COLONIZE the Indian Ocean . Samantha Power and Donald in Asia last week was meant to distract from the ICJ ruling and the fact that:

    The UK-US Human Rights Endgame in Sri Lanka is US military Bases also called Logistics Hubs – especially now that infamous Diego Garcia military base in the Indian Ocean is in question with the US-UK military base exposed by ICJ for on-going crimes against Chagos islanders.

    This is why US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksaa, who has command responsibility for war crimes in Lanka and whose assets are safely in Los Angeles struts the stage with impunity and immunity, while Washington’s puppet Bondscam Ranil protects the Rajapaksa brothers and sons.
    Mahinda Samarasinghe is a cross over UNP-SLFP hybrid – part of the US brokered bi-partisan UNP-SLFP corruption racket in the Cesspit called parliament in Sri Lanka.
    MS is man with investments with Panama Papers crooks but small fry.

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    BLOODY LIAR!

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    It is true that Ministry of Law and order and all the associated or affiliated institutions are infested by the International community. President also says when he took over the Police under him International community was furious and asked home not to do that. UNP also was supporting the International community and was screaming. this related why Police was not catching Drug Dealers.

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    It will be Mahinda Samarasinghe’s words against eyewitnesses, respected journalist and others. After all he could not convince ‘Hard Talk’ or Dr Manoharan.
    What does MS expect him to do at the UNHRC sessions?
    PS: He must remember to take with him, MR’s booklet on Human Rights.

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    Watcher, why is Lanka sending two groups to represent country?????Are you watching????? or wandering/day dreaming ?????? One to oppose and one to support . You retards are not even sure which side of the table to sit why blame others??? Yes looks like a puppet show to some because of Lankan government,s confusion. Enough of your lies , deceptions and bull shit. People are tired of it. If it not true why send two groups, IDIOTS!!!

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    Tamil net CENSORED…..who ever pisting this Your accounts of the REPORT is true …Undortunately BROOKING retracted the Report in 2014 by the request of US STATE DEPARTMENT….Most Sri Lanks unaware what others are talking about them…..they are Idiotic Self centered People no body gives much of an attention yet they think they are so Special hmmmmm makes You wonder what is so special about them….

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      What a pussy this man is ???

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    Watcher, This Lunitic Sinhalese Country is filled with 3rd class P. i. g. s. Like You…..You pathetic Sinhalese have no place in the wider world Only this Rat Hole this Tiny little Island Which is LESS THAN 1/5 OF TEXAS…..all you got….better hold on to it with all you got…..

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    Wait and see my friends after the this years session UN will go back to one year nap. Will wake up at the next session and say what..what..what.. my friends this comedy will continue for ever.. any Sri Lankan government comes to power knows that, that’s why they play this game.

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    Governments come and Governments go but this unrepentant liar Mahinda Samarasinghe goes on and on. He is of-courseis a racist camouflaged in the Human Rights garb. Sending him to Geneva, is like asking Madush the Drug Lord to address school boys on the evil effects of Heroin, Cocaine and Kerala Ganja!
    Once upon a time this man Mahinda S. had confronted Navi Pillai-then UNHCR CHIEF OF BIAS SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE WAS A TAMIL. Navi Pillay was a celebrated Jurist from South Africa and here we have a man continuing with his Srilankan style of racism at Geneva.

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    What’s important is whether terrorism be accepted or defused.

    Terrorism is a bomb, more frightening & disastrous than a nuclear bomb for human existence.

    All these allegations of HR violations against SL security forces are based on probably minor incidents connected with it’s defusing terrorism in SL.

    The UN HR bodies should understand that if they are in favor of terrorists, it will be the end of trusting such bodies.

    & investigations should be carried out to see whether their high ranking officials are amenable to direct or indirect bribes.

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    The world is finally getting better as many countries are finally seeing terrorists as terrorists.
    .
    1. The British Police has set a world record by arresting two Tamil LTTE terrorists after allowing LTTE’s Theoretician and British terrorists (late) Anton Balasinham and Adela Balasinham and exiled LTTE and GTF to operate LTTE’s international arm from London for 45 years (from 1974 to 2019).
    .
    2. Under Pakistan Prime Minister’s direct orders, 44 Islamic terrorists were arrested. This was on top of releasing Indian Pilot Abhivandan after treating him like a VIP, which is also a world record as it diffused the tension between India and Pakistan, avoiding a possible bloodbath. (I wonder why Imran Khan turned down his colleagues’ attempt to recommend his name for the next Nobel Peace Prize. He fully deserves it. This two actions are more than enough to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    3. The French Counter-terrorism Police has shot dead the pregnant wife of a Jihad terrorist in the prison when they tried to stab jail guards. UNHRC, Yasmin Sooka, Navanethem Pillay and INGOs are silent as they know the French Police have a right to anticipatory self defence, though the same right is denied for our Army. Jihad terrorism in Europe is now rare thanks to stringent counter terrorism laws in those countries.

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    We should send a person who claims there were war crimes and says that LTTE were peace keepers !

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    If war crimes have taken place, punish security forces as well as the living LTTErs who backed Prabhakaran in every way – Global Tamil Forum, .S.J.Emmanuel, Suren Surendiran, Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Kumaran Pathmanathan, Adele Balasingham, Tamil National Alliance, M K Shivajilingam, Gajaendrakumar Ponnambalam ….

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    Thanks Yasmin Sooka.

    In the Monday, while right hand promising to implement the Resolution 30/1 left hand insists on zero casualties. On, Tuesday the teams will change their roles, the one in field will now be holding the bat and the one holding the bat now will be fielding. This is the UNP-SLFP game from 1948, on Tamils rights issues. Last 10 years, we Tamils are trying to explain this cheating to IC, without any success. Ranil is the one went Temple Tree House on the night of Election Day and promised to Old Royals full protection. He was the one last October, just before the Coup, blasted the Western Justice at the Oxford Union debate. Now he has offered to bring back Old King to be the president. It is said Ranil offered to Old King, him staying out of contesting for Presidency.

    Everybody understands why Ranil conducted a secret meeting with Old King to negotiate this. He further has offered to work with New King to revive the Yahapalanaya. He wants to have defeated UNHRC sitting 40’s new resolution before it comes out. Ranil is meeting with his arch enemies again and again to formulate a master plan to overturn Tamils getting justice from IC. Yasmin Sooka may remember it was Ranil who labeled M/s Sooka’s Expert Panel report as Darusman report and he went to New York and demanded UNSG to destroy the report. Recently, for about a month, he turned his strategy and showing an angel face to Western countries only to drip them to fall in the new Resolution.

    I don’t have much to write on this as I have written about the Northern Governor, The Tamil Buddhist and Samarasinghe’s trip and the Trio’s (Ranil, Old King, New King) planning behind it. The Trio Team in the ring hooting “No Hold Bared” on their enemies to defeat the new resolution. No Hold Bared was their war crime in 2009 too.

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    Did Tamils and Muslims see the Carbon Report of Mannar cemetery aka “mass grave?”
    The skeletons were found to be 500 – 300 years old!!!!! Ha ha ha
    All other war crimes allegations are also found to be fabricated.

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      Champawati,

      Though you pretend like smart, other than Sinhala_Man, all knows here what your status is. What you think if someone found a mass grave in Tamil Nadu? Is that everybody going to thinks Kashmir victims have been buried there by Indian government? Instead, they excavated many graves and brought out Tamils’ History and artifacts in TN. Matara Hospital results were immediately said as JVPyers’ bodies. Even the main guy Old King is associated with that. Could you tell me why the smart Aanduwa wasted money, Justices times, International involvement, peoples sensation… everything until now, instead to have this test done on first five samples found in five years ago? Tell how much money all you put in your pockets with the name of you all saving the War Hero out of Mannar Mass grave? Pray your gods it did not turn out to be another one of Corporal Rajapaksa’ Chennai Grave. People know thousands of suspected spots, but don’t do anything about it because police is continuous watching them with the name treasure hunting. We all know sample were sent to Colombo and were sent out of there to America. American experts did not participate in digging and selecting the sample. Don’t cackle too much thinking “this is it, its allover”.

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        Mallaiyuran
        “…. you all saving the War Hero out of Mannar Mass grave?”
        We didn’t have to save them. The Carbon Report of the skeletons of Mannar cemetery has saved them.
        All other allegations are the same.
        The last lines in your comment are hilarious.
        What are you trying to say? American experts didn’t participate in digging and selecting the sample???? What do you mean? Do you think someone in Colombo has sent “500 year old skeletons stored in somewhere” to America? Where is this storage really?
        Oh man, I think your ability to fabricate lies has come to its zenith now.

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          ” Where is this storage really? ”

          I am really honored you ask me that question. So inreturn, I am obliged to ask a question too.

          Why those Ayatollahs storing Vijaya’s tooth for 2500 years in Dalada Maligawa in Gold Box? If the Bald Heads itch, to scratch?

          You can fool Sinhala Buddhist Modayas, with IQ 79. Is there anybodyelase on the earth believe your stories?

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            Mallaiyuran
            Vijaya’s tooth? Hak hak haa

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    Tamils must thank for Modayas who originated from a donkey sperm according to Mahavamsa.

    “Every Geneva session they parade few SL WAR CRIMINALS to this international forum and expose them.”

    What else a Modayas with weak GENE will do?
    This Modaya land will soon face the fate of SERBIA once guarded wanted war criminals.
    Cheers

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      Cholan
      This time before the Geneva Session, the British Police arrested two LTTE terrorists heading for Geneva. That is a remarkable achievement, isn’t it?

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        Champawati,

        You are an absolute moran. Don’t have the patience to read one English sentence and get the meaning out of it. When the Webs reported two people were arrested under their Terrorism Act (TACT) you coming out with your Sinhala Jury Only Verdict that the Tamils are Terrorist. The simple meaning is the Act allows the police to arrest a person possessing certain articles. British police cannot immediately execute and make the person go forceful disappearance. We will wait to see the case’s progress if the Lankawe Embassy in Britain has gained any points by staging this drama.

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          Mallaiyuran
          Wrong!
          “The simple meaning is the Act allows the police to arrest a person possessing certain articles?????”
          They are not “certain” articles. They are terrorism related articles. That is why terrorists were arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act.

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            ” terrorism related articles “

            British Legal expert Champawati,

            I don’t want to ask for the TACT definition of “terrorism related articles”. I am sure it will be too complicated for anybody other than you.

            But an straight question: Can one possess or read “Cage” in Britain?

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              Mallaiyuran
              “Terrorism related articles” are “complicated” only for terrorists.
              The Police and all law abiding citizens know what they are.

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                Champawati

                Are you answering as Gordon Weiss is moron or Gordon Weiss is a Tamil terrorist (didn’t know Sinhala) and TACT was written in Andu Pashawe Sinhala?

                ” The Police and all law abiding citizens know what they are. “ Yes, that theory will work well in Lankawe, the Rapist Army and Police, who control the mass, State; The Lawyers and judges moron would not mind about knowing TACT because their guiding light is Commission or Race.

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    Sri Lanka don’t require advice from the corrupt international public.
    ,
    UN talks about international peace, but uses it to make the rich, even richer at the expense of the poor lives.
    ,
    All you need to look at is the banking sector and the weapons industry.
    ,
    Yugoslavia, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Libya, Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Jordan and Sri Lanka are only few nations they have exploited in the name of peace.
    ,
    It’s time we came together against the vicious economic spiral created and supported by the UN.
    ,
    We all need to support Sri Lanka, to ensure Justice to all, without discrimination and being extreme in view.

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      Dear Suranga,
      .
      Srilanken social ettiquette promotes racism and extremism.
      :
      Rajapakshes are born racists. All srilankens should first be clear with that.
      :
      The kind of leaders we should defeat for ever. Not long ago, incumbent president himself revealed not his govt, but Rajapakshe led politicians in this country always inflicted riots on Muslims/tamils in order them to collect false proofs each time shortly before UNHRC sessions in Geneva.
      Recalling last year ‘s riots on Muslims in Kandy, as President Sirisena/Sorrysena clearly pointed out to have got RELIABLE information about the sinhala racial groups to have committed that kind of crimes. His stupidity, spilled the beans regarding the truths behind any kind of PHYSICAL harm deliberately being exercised on MULIMS today and then tamils.:: THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS statement even if OUR PATIENT minority commiunities tolerated it until today.
      That Sarath Weerasekara or somebody who travelled to Geneva last year, his name was refered by President Sirisena in that expose.
      I wondered ho wcould a President leave the cat from the sack that way… ? that was during that premeditated 52-day conspiracy.
      This is all about us SINHALESE politicians. I wish all gods and forces would react with divine powers to remove these men from LANKEN politics.

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    Disgraceful, shame on you Mahinda Samarasinghe, you don’t deserve to be called honourable , it appears to be ok with President and prime Minister too.What a set of political leaders and parliamentarians we have in the country openly denying the the truth for sake of money and position . How long do you think you could survive subverting the truth while the dead are crying to heaven for vengeance,sooner than later the truth like oil will come to the surface and your political masters too will be in the same boat as you are. ” Wither justice , rule of Law and much hyped democracy of Yahapalanaya. ” You cannot fool all the people all the while” surely but truly you are coming to the end of the tether.The helpless people are yearning for the dawn of that day.

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    Native Vedda !
    I can understand your feelings and am prepared to share them with you personally.
    You are trying to see beyond the Horizon while I look down at the ground below.

    I cannot openly say what I should say the way my conscience dictates. I thank you for your rejoinder.

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      Mano

      “I cannot openly say what I should say the way my conscience dictates. “

      Please feel free to act as the conscience of this forum, be the Jiminy Cricket (the official conscience of Pinocchio) as many don’t seem to possess conscience.

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    Sakkiliyar or Wamana + Bimana tribes at first helped Darvadians to conquer entire south part of Indian subcontinent hoping separate area for them in the south west now called Kerala with their masters Naga chieftains or Naga royalists. They fought bloody war with Darvadians at the very beginning but failed miserably and had to pledge to Andra for shelter. At first they helped darvadians to killed almost all tribes lived there.Some were taken as prisoners by Darvadians and used them as slaves.Their descendants still live there as very low cast people. Arunthathiars are one of them. Somehow Sakkiliyars fifth or sixth generation came here with the help of dutch as slave & continue same thing. At first they corp orated with British and won the government jobs under them and Illegally registered Sinhalese lived in Jaffna peninsula & north part of east as Tamils putting them as low cast Tamils. When British were about to leave they tried hard to get upper hand on ruling the country hoping to get separate state later putting forward various demands.Like 50 50 demand was famous one. Somehow ex leaders set mind set of then young generation that they are the owners of north & east of the country. That led to 30 years of bloody war between real owners of land & forge owners of this country.Still Sakkiliyars trying various tactics to convince international community on ownership of this country. UN Human rights commission sessions are their prime target nowadays. One main target was grave yard found in manner. But fortunately truth came up due to modern scientific technologies.Ultimately it proved that grave yard was Sinhalese killed by Dutch at Dutch period.That too is a clear indication that Sinhalese were the inhabitant of north & Jaffna Peninsula before bringing down of Sakkiliyars to Jaffna by Dutch for tobacco cultivation. That means Tamils have no long history in this land. Their history started with Dutch period. If more needed we can say with our historical records. .

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      This Sakkilyar expert Ranjith should be an idiot.
      I am ashmed if this bugger belong to sinhala race.
      Either the bugger should genetically be related to that Mahindapala ( most known octagenarian from Down under) or a newly modified racist.
      Even after 30-year long brutal war that killed and harm thousands of SRILANKENs, why should we stay further abuse our mouth looking at the origin? These men should be Nittawas, or the like, not belonging to the species -HOMO SAPIENS… should more likely have stayed back in the human evolution.

      :
      Ranjith the Racist, please have your blood tested SOONer than later.
      We dont want more of you be SRILANKENS, enough is enough – we are sick and tired of hearing your racial cries.
      Those including our Mr Madamulana you guys should have got something missing in your upbringing. That may well be the key reason you to stay curseful.

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        It shows your desperation. Yes truth heart lot but it cure all agonies.. Racism definition is not telling the truth. Sakkiliyar is not a bad name. Sakkilians should be called as sakkilians not as kings or emperors..like your or his majesty or your or his royal highness.

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    Native Vedda!

    Thank you for your kind gesture. Can you say or for that matter anybody else say as having the freedom to spill out what the conscience of a man in his right mind would dare ?

    Latest UNHCR Resolution speaks the truth. There was no War, No War Crime, No Genocide and no offenders or victims for any courts to hear. Think what a nice HEAVENLY life we are living in this Country?

    Sri Lanka is always the PARADISE for the Pirates.

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