18 October, 2017

Sri Lanka: The Time For An International Investigation Is Now

By J. S. Tissainayagam –

J.S. Tissainayagam

J.S. Tissainayagam

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s presence at last week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) facilitated coverage that might not have been possible otherwise for media organisations. But if the human rights and war crimes issues highlighted by the international media are to be redressed and Commonwealth values and international law upheld, the band-aid solution proposed by the Sri Lanka government and aided by the Commonwealth Secretariat has to be dismissed. Instead, what is required is implementing an international investigation into war crimes.

Cameron’s answer to his critics demanding his boycott of CHOGM was that he wanted to shine a light on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. By taking the British media with him to Jaffna and adopting the position that Sri Lanka needed to have an independent domestic inquiry into war crimes in order to avoid international censure, he assumed a controversial roleat the centre of the drama, which was a godsend to the cameras.

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    We all know how the LTTE rump propaganda machine works. The LTTE was pretty good at making movies when it was around. In the modern day, anyone can produce movies the type that C4 has done – see Schindler’s List. Star Wars movies as Chris Nonis describes them.

    There may be issues with Governance in Sri Lanka, but attempting regime change via movies is not acceptable. The elections are for that.

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      You are not only Banana, but you have gone bananas!

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      What elections are you talking about rotten banana ? The RIGGED Jarapassa kind you mean ?

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    This is what most want..everyone will be up for a inquiry. But not the Last few months.. This war started 30 years ago.. Should not the entire period be investigated.. Which also includes Cross border assistance to Terrorist from around the world. The Networks that kept the flames of terrorism, The Fighting methods of the Terrorist and the army.. From 83-2009.. We know the last years of the war the was fought in many fronts in different areas. Yet why only focus on the last month?? After all it has to be justice over the years and not months.. And the Conduct of the INT NGO’s which made the LTTE the state and all those who opposed them criminals, They did not implement any conditions on the LTTE such as give up suicide attacks on civilians..before they met and shook their hands.. All these areas must also be looked at.

    what is a gurilla organisation it is a organisation that acts from within a civilian pouplation, you are the civilian population you cant distinguuish between the 2 thay are the same.

    This what these so called Rights groups Avoid

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    J S Tissainayagam is a journalist who has been shaken but not stirred by the Sri Lankan Government after being imprisoned for several years. His journalism is the best kind – political commentary in impeccable English backed by intellect and research. Again, a well written article by Tissa.

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    It is very unfortunate not to see the fundamental basic problem in Srilanka. It is even worse that some intellectual talking about human rights violations in that part of the world.
    Srilanka has a definite , clear long term vision. We are very clever Srilankans. We are rapidly progressing to complete our mission- Eliminate the Tamils and occupy their home land.Therefore there would not be any problem from this trouble makers. You can call it genocide or whatever but Srilankans will complete our mission.
    Until then we have our diversionary tactics. What we do we encourage people talk about human rights violations, encourage them to forget about the state terrorism before 30 years of LTTE and after 2009 May period, always takling about 30 years of ruthless LTTE activities, encourage other leave the country if they talk about fairness , law and order etc, or using white van while defence secretary is in Vatican and many many more.endless tactics
    we are buying time! would be ready to face any challenges in the near future. but let us complete our mission. The LTTE chapter is closed. Now the target is Tamils in their homeland. We no longer call the Tamils as LTTE as LTTE is not any more. But now our mission is very clear. Please leave us alone until our mission is completed.
    wish them good luck

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      well put and love your sarcasm!

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      Then what about the Christians and the Muslims? Will they be left to live or be killed like the Tamils? Because, the regime can ask for a loan from Western and Chinese bankers to buy more weaponry.

      Can’t wait till these buffoons make the next stupid mistake.

      Small question: Will the western countries and Arab/muslim countries support these mercenaries (Ultra-size Penis Fondling Asses/UPFA) to finish the Christians & the Muslims?

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    Yes and while the UK is demanding an international inquiry into alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka they can submit themselves to the same regarding the deaths of civilians in Ireland.

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    An excellent analysis by an excellent journalist. Bensen

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    I believe before an International Investigation, the Commonwealth should be pushed to table the two Reports on the CJ Impeachment, which Kamalesh Sharma hid from the the Forum. This will lead to everything else to fall in place in this country.

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