7 July, 2020

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Sri Lanka Takes Strong Objection To The Imposition Of Travel Restrictions On Lt. Gen. Silva And His Immediate Family By The US

It was announced a short while ago that the US Department of State has designated Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, current Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Acting Chief of Defense Staff and his immediate family members. The public designation makes them ineligible for entry into the United States.

Shavendra Silva

The Government of Sri Lanka takes strong objection to the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen. Silva and his immediate family members by the Government of the United States, based on independently unverified information.

The Government reiterates that Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva was appointed as the Commander of the Army by the then Head of State, taking into account his seniority and that there were no substantiated or proven allegations of human rights violations against him. His elevation as the Acting Chief of Defence Staff by the current Head of State President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was on account of his being the senior most serving military officer.

While the timing of the imposition of this travel restriction 6 months after Lt. Gen. Silva’s appointment as Army Commander is concerning, it is disappointing that a foreign government should question the prerogative of the democratically elected President to call upon persons with proven expertise to hold key positions on national security related matters.

The Government of Sri Lanka requests the United States to verify the authenticity of the sources of information and to review its decision.(Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sri Lanka)

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  • 31
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    SLPP fake anti US propaganda to trick people into thinking they are not close to the US… SOFA will be signed as soon as they win.

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      Anonymous,
      Good point but only half correct! This declaration by the US Gvt certainly will provide fodder for the the so-called anti-imperialism crusaders. They also will try manipulate it to prove that GoRa is not a puppet run by the CIA. But, the appointment was made by MY 3. & therefore, GoRa is free from the blame even though his own military & judiciary appointments entail many concerns.

      I believe that the US decision is a good example for LITTE propaganda power within the western world. Despite strong connections GoRa, BaRa & his relatives/friends have with the US, their stand in support of SL grievances against LITTE atrocities is not known. Instead, they are known only for having a comfortable life earned via corrupt deals at home when they were in power. GoRa even appointed several of his US friends as heads of important institutions.

      In the final analysis, US declaration has no effect whatsoever on its confidence in Gora regime. Rather, US is so confident with the relationship that they can easily appease LITTE’ friends without losing anything. They even “donated” $ 124 million to the cash-trapped GoRa Gvt, probably as an “insurance policy”.

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        Even now days Sri Lankan politics couldn’t survive without word of “LTTE” into their action because people don’t by the government lie so they have keep remind the public about LTTE
        Bunch of losers using the word LTTE to survive their political future and these brainwashed readers keep dragging LTTE into their comments

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        Gotha gave the orders to Mass murderer Shavendra Silva to kill all the Tamil civilians
        gathered at Mullivaikkal in the Mullaitivu District using Chemical weapons supplied by China. Shavendra Silva carried the orders so none should blame Shavendra Silva he carried the orders from above.
        China is suffering now by Corono Virus. Karma comes around according to Lord Buddha’s preaching.
        USA will never change its foreign policy decision. Sri Lanka should change its decision. No one can play with the President of the USA

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      The US has imposed sanctions on Sri Lanka’s chief of army staff, Lt Gen Shavendra Silva, for war crimes committed at final stages of the conflict against the Tamil Tigers in 2009, in which over to 70,000 Tamil civilians were killed.
      The US travel ban against Silva and his family marks the first time any of the leading suspects in the mass killings have been held accountable on the world stage.

      The World needs a strong President like Trumph. Very soon more War criminals will come to light.

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        Dear Alfred, here is a fun fact which probably will not go through your thick skull. Just Google for all the alleged war crimes by dear Trump’s country and you might be surprised. Please do tell your friend Trump to investigate his own war crimes as those of his predecessors. You think the USA or anyone else other than some hardcore human rights activists really cares about war crimes committed by our politicians?

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          Sri Lanka should not play with USA. The decision to ban Sri Lanka’s chief of army staff and mass murderer Lt Gen Shavendra is after considering all the facts regarding war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan Army during the final war.

          The President of the USA Donald Trump took the correct decision and Sri Lanka should abide by it.

          The only way is cut all diplomatic relationship with the USA to avoid any further sanctions in the future.

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      Former Canadian Premier Bob Rae was banned from visiting Sri Lanka by the Rajapakse Govt.that too after giving him a visa, he was turned back from the Katunayake airport.

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      Shavendra Silva is a wanted man for war crimes and crimes against humanity and genocide.

  • 38
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    President Gotabaya is trying to militarise Srilanka in order to threaten Srilankans not to talk about his and his brothers past crimes. USA has all evidence about the crimes committed by Srilanka’s Sinhala military and Rajapakse family cannot destroy those evidences. Rajapakse family have to surrender their anti western propaganda and sign the agreement without delay or face sanctions or even more. They are trapped now.

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      This disgrace would not have happened if a proper inquiry was held for war crimes and the perpetrators found guilty punished. What ever objections made, the fact is that he is a war criminal who took orders from his superiors (Gota & Mahinda) and killed the people who surrendered at the end of the war. With USA ban, other countries cherishing human rights like European nations, Canada and Australia will also ban him. When will other war criminals like Kamal Gunartne (already banned by Australia) will get the same.

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        Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because America or other nations do the same or worse, does not mean we have to justify, our own military committing war crimes, against our own people.
        We have to be better.

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          What planet do you live in Manel?
          We have to be better – for what – to succumb to US designs.

          USA has violated human rights in many countries. They will violate human rights tomorrow in Sri Lanka. This has nothing do with human rights or Tamils.

          US action is just the first step to get the MCC signed.

          It would be absolutely disgraceful if the present government caves in.
          MCC is simply the end of Sri Lanka as we know it – and this includes Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

          USA intelligence agencies will monitor all actions because of the criticality of the MCC to promote USA interests in the context of Chinese influence in Sri Lanka.

          Remember the number of murders committed by CIA – including Chile. Another project in progress is to steal Venezuela’s oil wealth.
          USA is determined to limit, constrain and frustrate China.
          India will be on its sights eventually.

          Sri Lanka has to fight back.
          Give my old Sri Lanka back.

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          The only solution dear is to get Sri Lanka a superpower to wage war on the USA. Send missiles from Weerawansa’s amude and Gamanpilla’s suspenders along with Dinesh’s SAM’s and Bandula’s marbles the problem will be solved. What do these people Gotra and Mara think SL is ?. We are begging from all sides and corners of this world, we have no reputation whatsoever and are well known to support the paedophile monks to call this a land of paradise, prostitution ,gambling and narcotics playing havoc, starving people the country is KAPUT. They should put their tails( if they have any) between their scrotum and ask USA for apology and get rid of this army idiot Shavendra ASAP

          • 3
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            Absolutely right!

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        To those coconut shell visioned and inclined to myopic thinking, Army Commander is targeted. The message appears to be to Sri Lanka. Do not take US stance for granted. We have moved away from SL, wary of China, abandoned Pakistan. Our interests are with India and hoops of steel are on the anvil. Do not earn the enmity of India. On Trump’s visit to India, clear stances will be conveyed by the 25th.

      • 3
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        According to the UN, about 45,000 ethnic Tamil civilians may have been killed in the last months of the war; other estimates mention a much bigger number. Amnesty International has said 60,000-100,000 people were victims of forced disappearance.

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      Ajith, if what you say is true, then it is not the Rajapakse’s who would be affected but the entire Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka who voted the Rajapakse’s to power who would pay the price for our political follies.

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        Seyed Niyaz Abdeen,
        Assalam Alaikum, my brother,
        =
        you have hit the nails right on to the head and the private parts of the racist Sinhala Buddhist mongrels.
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        they must suffer and suffer for all the wilfully done and still being the lowest of the lowest villainous acts against the members of the hapless minorities.
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        even the rajapuka’s who are now illegally occupying the royal less commode in the bog will have to meet justice with their friend and maker Saturn the devil.
        =
        the sooner they do it, it will be wonderful news to the whole living things on this alluring planet of ours.?
        =
        cheers, in joyous happiness, R. J.

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          Apologists for Tamil Racist LTTE mongrels and their sewer rat support base cannot stomach the humiliating defeat inflicted on the cowardly scumbags by the Sri Lankan forces. Get used to it or swallow your capsule! cheers!

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            Why not ask the Sri Lanka government to impose a trade embargo on USA and warn any country who violate this decree of dire consequence. Point is Sri Lanka is a beggar state who cannot be choosers. Tuck your tails between your legs.

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          Castrating these fellows including the Saffronites( the Buddhist monks) would be the best solution to pull the country out before it sinks

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        Shavendra Silva is a Rana Viru and his two daughters have obtained entrance to US colleges and they should be allowed to continue their studies. The children should not be punished.

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          Sinhala Baudhaya
          do you give a hoot or two and you do seem to be a Sinhalese born with no heart to care and sympathize for all the innocents who have had to meet their maker much before their time.?
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          sadly the children of this well-reputed war criminal a rajapuka bootlicker by their uncouth or savory father who unfortunately sired them have to be penalized for the repulsive wilful conduct of their undesirable thatha.?
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          what lies ahead for the thousands who have been made to disappear from the face of this planet and would they have not like their offsprings to be educated in the universities of the USA or any other democracy.?
          =
          at least these young damsels have the universities in China, Russia many and a man/woman eating despot nation in the world to attend.?
          =
          cheers in happiness, R. J.

  • 26
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    Are you kidding ??????

    ……What can you do? .. Nothing .

    …………….Shut up and stretch your begging bawl to US or starve to death like a slave

    Sign MCC and all other agreements and submit to the most powerful country. …..

    ………..
    Remember Gothapaya, Mara, ……China won’t be there to save you this time. …You are doomed.

  • 17
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    Just Theatrics for the GE.

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      This may not be about Savage Indra. US may be giving a warning to its citizen, The King, that after the election not to dream to change the 19A with 2/3 majority and restart fooling US again. Nobody knows why Old King went to India. But JVP and all other Media indicated that that bloody liar cheated the the Lanakwe 7 M Modayas that he went to ask additional terms for Indian loan. Everybody knows that he might have already signed many town to China for new foreign Bank Account deposits on the name of White Elephant projects development loans. When Old Royals sat in temporary power in October 2018, he signed the Lanakwe biggest contract with China for Colombo Port. Sooner or later Modayas going to eat sand and rocks from Moon, but Chin’s white rice and pol Sambol will not be viable option.

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    Pity the Golden Heroes who followed orders from up on high. We can do nothing about addressing Sillysena’s idiocy of course, but now that the trajectory of the new King is getting clearer, the US has considered it timely to make a statement by banning the bugger.

    Wait for the next few steps as Geneva approaches.

    https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/sow+the+wind+and+reap+the+whirlwind

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    This questions why not Field Marshal Fonseka has no sanctions, Only a his subordinate is harassed. Why ?

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      JD,
      my man, you do have a short of the shortest memory a human-less beast can ever have.?
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      even the great field marshal who led his troops to a victory during the 30-year young cursed cancer of war has been banned from entering the USA
      the mere fact that he was the winner of the green card lottery and his two daughters are legally resident there America rightly has and still stands to their firm rightful decision…
      =
      cheers, in absolute happiness, R. J.

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        There is no sanctions on Sarath Fonseka because he has agreed to be a witness to the war crimes committed. Soon after the war ended, SF who is green card holder, went to USA, where he was cornered by FBA, who got all the necessary information from him. This news of treachery was leaked out to Gota and Mahinda, who got him arrested and humiliated. Gota is under Jewish lobby and that is why the TGTE jokers are unable to file action to arrest him for war crimes when he visits USA. If Gota tries to be funny with USA, they will expose that Gota has not been granted to renounce his citizenship due to two criminal cases against him in courts.

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      It si clear, he served his two year sentence. You cannot be punished twice.

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      Because, he is the only one who led the army to killed, tortured and raped innocence civilians in own country and took the rank of so called field Marshall. As far as we known person who has won the battle against opponents country and conferred with the badge of field Marshall. He must be a person responsible for total atrocities against Tamil people till end in mullivaikkal.

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    Aney Anichchang. Its hilarious. USA is still looking for WMDs in Iraq…. ? How many WMDs did you find there? How much white phosphorous did your army use on the Iraqis? How many Iraqis did you kill? How many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children did your sanctions kill in the 1990’s while you were bombing Iraq daily in the no-fly zone? How many?!!!!? Were all those approved by the UN? Stupid Americans with all the power in the world and destroying this world.

     
    Very good lesson for our government though, for neglecting to take proper actions to investigate the documented incidents, although we know very well why the USA is suddenly so interested in human rights in Sri Lanka. When USA is interested in human rights somewhere that means USA wants something from that country. USA is built with war crimes and genocide. USA has brought so much blood shed in this world. From its very inception itself USA was a tragedy. The Americans are standing on the graveyard of the native Americans and wanting to rule and control other nations, with their phony interest in human rights. USA has had a finger in all wars that has happened in the past 100 years, and has actively contributed to the start of wars. Be it Iran, Iraq other middle eastern countries or Africa or south America or Asia, the US has made hell in every inch of this planet. American foreign policy is mainly based on making conflicts so that they can control the world through conflicts and wars.
     
    When USA says human rights, they actually mean : “do as we say or else….”.
    God save Srilanka and the world from the American monster.

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      Punchi Point
      Punchi Brain
      Punchi Willi

      “God save Srilanka and the world from the American monster.”

      It appears only Hindu and Hindutva gods can save the clan and the country.
      On the other hand Mahinda believes only Hindia could save this island from Loan sharks.

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      Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because America or other nations do the same or worse, does not mean we have to justify, our own military committing war crimes, against our own people.
      We have to be better.

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      Punchi point, rightly pointed. Also, the US Citizen is cozying upto the US grown child Israel eliwena jameta honda honda selling! Wait for it! Let’s get some popcorn

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      Punchi dear,
      If you didn’t know, there is a difference between the US killing Iraqis in Iraq and the SL army killing Sri Lankans in SriLanka. Unless you insist that the dead were citizens of Tamil Eelam? But then that opens a whole new can of worms.

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        Jay H . Chambers II

        “But then that opens a whole new can of worms.”

        You mean too many Weerawansas in a can?
        It’s too bad.

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      Punchi Point, I wish all of our people realise what you understand about the Yanks. The Yanks are the worst human rights abusers in the world. They committed genocide on native Americans, enslaved over 12 million Africans, and they are the only ones who used nuclear weapons on human beings. Now the Yanks want to prevent other countries from having nuclear weapons whilst the Yanks have the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world

    • 4
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      Hey man it’s world super power . You’re just buggers. Without foreign aids how long you people can survive. Stop criticise USA. Get ready to pay your next loan term.

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    TNA and LTTE rump living overseas are like this. LTTE Tamils and NGOs too, are also asking for something.

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      Instead of repeating the same defence every time this issue is raised, why doesn’t the government publish a detailed statement making its case on the specific charges against General Shavendra Silva? That is the only way to demonstrate that human rights were not violated. Until that is done accusations will continue to be made. Simply telling the US and human rights organizations to review their actions is not enough.

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    Really? A STRONG OBJECTION. So USA is going to change it’s decision because the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka asks them to do so. If not we will impose many many sanctions against USA. How powerful we are. I think Wimal Booruwansa should go and do a fast until death protest in front of the US Embassy. He can gather Rathana cheewara dhariya and the most vulnerable Ududumbara Kashyape priest for support. MR can come with Lemon Puff, but he would not be able to bend and feed this time, because of his severe back problem. His confidants say the back problem is so bad the doctors are coming from abroad to treat. Rajapaksas will have their payback time sooner or later for the unpardonable crimes they did. Souls of Thajudeen, Eknaligoda and many more are cursing the whole Rajapakse bloodline.

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    So what about Rudra and other kallathoni eelamist terrorists who are living comfortably in America?
    /
    Sri Lankan government must not put up with their bully boy attitude. MCC, SOFA and ACSA are one sided, double meaning, and cunning agreements. They never keep their end of the agreement. And it’s the new imperialism.
    Philippines withdrew from MCC.

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    If we go through the “YES MINISTER” series strong diplomatic protests are drafted in consultation with the receiver of protests. This is yet a stunt of the Foreign Service “mandarins” .

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    So what about Rudra and other kallathoni eelamist terrorists who are living comfortably in America?
    /
    Sri Lankan government must not put up with their bully boy attitude. MCC, SOFA and ACSA are one sided, double meaning, and cunning agreements. They never keep their end of the agreement. And it’s the new imperialism.
    /
    Philippines withdrew from MCC.

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      Are you equating terrorists to our so called democratic nation?
      Aren’t we supposed to be better than them?
      Until war criminals are held accountable, this BS will go on, and the Rajapaksa’s will have to carry it on their heads forever, and burdened by this accusations. Why are they being silent, and hiding the facts, if they are not guilty of anything?

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        Manel

        “Aren’t we supposed to be better than them?”

        If we were better than them we wouldn’t have created such a destruction and its fall out are yet to come.

        A friend of mine very often reminds me of an idiom that is most appropriate to our circumstances:

        “Oh God Save Me From Myself I Can Take Care of My Enemies”

  • 2
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    It is just the stick, if you behave next time and do not do anything that makes us concerned. Then every thing will be fined.
    Carrot next time.
    In the mean time, they are implementing ACSA.

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      Sure it was just a stick but its now up your —. I am surprised your looking forward to a carrot too. LOL

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    After the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, people elected leaders who, among other things, were fluent in English, French or German. The belief being that they’d be able to engage with the West on economic and political matters. However, the expected utopia did not materialize after the demise of communism. The new elite robbed their respective counties and stashed the ill-gotten wealth in the West. The people then turned towards those who were not competent in English or French in the belief that such leaders would at least keep what they steal in their own countries.
    This begs the question as to why leaders would care about travel bans. Is it not that the US knows many leaders of developing countries keep a foothold in the West, stash their money (ill-gotten or otherwise) there, send their children to study and obtain permanent residency in those countries? Thus, “travel bans” are a potent weapon to keep leaders of dependent states in check. The belief is that if things sour, these leaders can make a beeline to the West to settle.
    The bottom line is that any leader who has direct personal links to the West, be it in residency, wealth, or children, has no deep down stake in the country. But that does not mean that village idiots should be elected to parliament!

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    You can object all you want, You can scream and kick all you like but the . US state Dept is not under one person,s remote control like in Lanka. Regardless of Govt, the policy will stand and just like Jaliya, this too will be implemented. The difference is US had an impeachment hearing against president Trump, where as Lanka promotes all the criminals. US Republic controlled Senate curtailed all military activities of President Trump against Arab Countries by sanctions (regardless of party lines) where as in Lanka one individual/family is able to sanction the whole nation. Got It. US may screw others but as a country , they work together for their own benefits. Lankans screw them self and expect expect benefits from others. Got it.

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    Balangoda Veda Buddhists’ Wildlife Sanctuary should use the Rapist Air Force to Chemical Bomb America. Bald Eagle, Champawati, Hell-o & all the Balangoda Veda Buddhists should tighten their uniform, the Amude to take flight. But whatever the Buddhists they are, the real nature of SavageIndra, Old King, King…. all are the descendants of Lion’s grandchild, Wijeya the Rowdy’s.

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    Time for all other countries to follow suit and ban this murderer and the other rajapaksa criminals and families from travel.

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    US is not the only country in the world.There are plenty of countries that shavendra and his family can travel to in this world.They can go to nepal and climb mount everest and become the first family to reach its peak.Or they can become the first family to climb down 1355 feet in the jordan rift valley in the dead sea the lowest point on land.Divng down 36000 feet below sea level in the mariana trench,the lowest point in the sea is another challenge for the pooneryn hero who won the war for us.

    ps of course he can’t wear those expensive sunglasse while doing these feats that will bring glory to the tiny unknown island in the indian ocean.sunglasses has to be sacrificed for the country.

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    shitty sad sorry Lanka can cry moan groan and wail till the poor cows come home but if this fantastic fantabulous news is accurate there’s nothing that could and will be able to be done by this punk of a criminal in the shithouse nation.?
    =
    this nation ever since 1956 thanks to the various misdeeds of many a criminal politician is now ranked as one of the most prolific begging bowl carrying, sadhu and a sadhu chanting asses of imbeciles.
    =
    if one of these yaks ever thinks that their arses are shining, they must be living in an abyss on their arses- land. ever think that the rest of the 190 countries adorning this lovely planet called earth
    they are nothing but dreamers.
    dreams are free a great man once said.?
    =
    cheers, from one whose life has become worth living for.? R. J.

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    US knows that Sri lank will use China Just because China is strong military, first response to every hothead and any trouble flexing its muscle now will not works china is in trouble now. Due to ignoring of Dietary habits play an important that the military power role in the prevention of chronic diseases. If the trust was build up with US it is not required for verification of the authenticity of the sources of information and to review its decision. The more you verify others involvement will be the outcome

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      Severe all DPL ties with USA.

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    Is Kamal Gunaratne banned from entering Australia? Them will others countries follow suit , we will not have top defense /security people to discuss security matters and SOFA agreements in that case. Who will represent them in the future. Let the chief of staff be one not involved

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      Australia was burning and now in floods, DITTA DHAMMA VEDANEEYA KAMMA. Who wants to be there.
      First roasted and now they are so soaked and wet.

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      Renu

      “we will not have top defense /security people to discuss security matters and SOFA agreements in that case.”

      As usual Hindians are ready to do it for you.

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    Dear Sirs, please can you impose travel restrictions on our Lt. Gen. Silva? There is a GE coming up and we need to whip up some outrage at your imperialist tactics. Don’t worry about MCC/SOFA, they will be signed in due course.
    .
    PS please include the General’s family, we really need a large majority to carry out our plans.

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    Interesting to note Rajapakses are so upset about US banning Shavendra and family from visiting USA but the same Rajapakses have forgotten they banned Canadian Politician (not a military accused human rights violator) Bob Rae from visiting SL, that too after giving him a visa, he was turned back from the airport.

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    See how Lankawe Political games at work.

    Kandy Ayatollah is begging saying America is pressuring Lankawe by these actions. But the War Criminal who was in New York until his new job is saying he never asked America to go there or never will go there. Can Wildlife Sanctuary Appe Aanduwa withdraw its this statement. Because, War Criminal Savage Indra doesn’t want to go America anymore! Can Asgiriya Ayatullah reverse his statement as this US action will not pressure Royal Lankawe in anyway? The biggest game is Old King is receiving American politicians in Temple Tree House, today. Isn’t America bashing is what Royals used to win the last election? Isn’t even America said Royals to not to wedge between America and Sinhalese? After meeting American politicians, Old King released a hope that American investors will invest in Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lanakwe.
    Where are these Balangoda Veda Buddhists, Soma, Bald Eagle, Hell-o, Champawati…….?
    They all are shameless criminal liars; tell all short of stories without any policies.

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    LOL “sri-lanka-takes-strong-objection…”
    why not impose a strong trade ban on USA.
    What will USA do without Sri Lanka’s kiribath and kavun

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      Rajash
      “What will USA do without SL’s Kribath and Kavun”?
      SL will send Wimal Buruwansa with Kandyan Devil Dancers to exorcise the USA.

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    This was the statement of an army officer on the front lines of the offensive, who was interviewed by Channel 4 News in 2011, who stated about the crimes of the troops, “They shot people at random, stabbed people, raped them, cut out their tongues, cut women’s breasts off. I have witnessed this with my own eyes. I saw the naked dead bodies of women without heads and other parts of their bodies. I saw a lot of small innocent children getting killed in large numbers. I saw people soaked in blood. They could do whatever they wanted there. It was their empire.”
    One of the most disturbing crimes that Silva is accused of directing is the mass murder of surrendering Tamil civilians and LTTE cadres, since dubbed the “White Flag” incident. Where was the Buddha’s teaching and what is the answer of the Mahanayakas? In addition, Gota released soldiers who committed crimes and were convicted and sentenced to death. What will happen if Gota and his goons are also banned and their properties in USA are confiscated.

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    Seriuosly?? What will happen if the High Buddhist Priests started a ‘Cursing Pooja’ against US? What will happen if the BBS unleash their carders to swamp the US Embassy? What will happen if Weerawanse and Gammanpilla start a fasting until death protest in front of US Embassy? What will happen if Ariyasena bring the case to the UNHCR?
    Ohh… No… US better reconsider!
    By the way, why he, at the first place, wanted to go US, not a good friend of Rajapakses?
    Some suggestions:
    Try to apply a visa to-
    North Korea
    China
    South Sudan
    Camaroon (ethnic cleansing going on)
    Serbia
    They will so fond to issue him a PR to him and his family.

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    Now we hear that Sri Lanka will withdraw from its co-sponsorship of UNHRC Resolutions 30 and 40. I am waiting to see how the 47 member countries of the UN Human Rights Council would react to Sri Lanka’s withdrawal – an act of shameless impunity and disrespect. What will be the consequence for non-compliance? Will the UNHRC as a whole show its mettle as a body that condemns and takes to task countries that have violated humanrights and flouted and defied its authority or will member countries yield to pressure from Sri Lanka and do nothing or pass a diluted weak resolution that would allow the perpetrators of this mass atrocity go scot free!? If its response is nothing more than a damp squib that would be a crying shame. It would render the UNHRC ineffective, only to further confirm what its critics have been saying that the body is a waste of UN’s resources and time!

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