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Sri Lanka; Why Still Fear In The Eyes Of Camera?

By Tamizh Prabhagaran – 

Tamizh Prabhagaran

Tamizh Prabhagaran

“It is nobody else other than us, who used weapons with the capacity to destroy an area of one kilometer in circumference” – confessed a Sri Lankan soldier who fought in the final phase of the war.

According to various reports of Human Rights organizations and evidence disclosed with regard to the internal war of Sri Lanka, an unaccounted number of innocent civilians were massacred on the pretext of the war against the LTTE. These reports further disclose, that even after the conclusion of the war the Northern and eastern Regions remain militarized.

My documentary titled “This Land Belongs to the Army”, describing the conduct of the Sri Lankan Army during the war and on land grabs, was launched at the ‘International Conference on State Grabs of Tamil Land in the Island of Sri Lanka’ on 31 January 2014, at the Committee Room 14 of the Houses of Commons, and screened on 1 February 2014, at the conference held at the University College of London. The conference was jointly organized by the British Tamils Forum, and All Party Parliamentary Group of Tamils.

This Conference was attended by renowned Indian Social activist Mr. Medha Patkar, the permanent member of the Peoples’ tribunal and Ex UN Official Mr. Denis Halliday, Professor Oren Yiftachel of Ben Gurion University, Israel, Professor Jake Lynch of Sydney University, Ms. Anuradha Mittal of Oakland Institute and several Human Right Activists and many other professors, experts and activists from several countries.

 

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I have been accused by the Sri Lankan government, of having used the British Parliament to accuse the Sri Lankan Army on the use of chemical weapons during the war in the documentary.

I have not indicated anywhere, of the use of chemical weapons nor the attack by ‘Kafir’ which could have devastated an area of one kilometer in circumference. This was stated by a Sri Lankan soldier who was interviewed for this documentary.

Moreover, the Defence Ministry refutes, that there is evidence to prove that Tamil lands have been grabbed, as echoed in this Conference. But this documentary shows, starting with land grabs, to how the people of the Militarized North and Eastern Regions were subjected to a planned eviction from their lands, the truth about the restoration of the grabbed land, to the owners and other Military related atrocities.

All basic evidence shown in this film, were collated from the report of the LLRC (Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission) appointed by the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government.

According to the Government, the people of the North and East Militarized regions enjoy enormous independence, then why are the Human Rights activists and the Media not allowed into those areas?

While I was travelling in those areas, I was detained and after subjecting me to a severe interrogation for three consecutive days, I was deported to India alleging that I have photographed the Military Camps.

If the activities of the Army in the North-East are fair, and the lands are only grabbed for security reasons, why is the Sri Lankan Army scared of Cameras?

The barriers, controls and fear are in abundance where disorder rules. I have shown those who love humanity through this documentary titled “This Land Belongs to the Army https://www.facebook.com/thislandbelongstothearmy , the reality of what is going on in the North-East behind those barriers, including the cold blooded murder of Tamil women, like ‘Isaipriya’.

I hope that such human love will direct the path towards justice.

*Maga.Tamizh Prabhagaran – Independent Journalist/Film Maker

Article which accuse me:

http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=97265

Prabhakaran uses British Parliament to accuse SL army of chemical attack

February 4, 2014, 10:15 pm

By Shamindra Ferdinando

An Indian passport holder named Thamil Prabhakaran deported from Sri Lanka last December for violating visa regulations has shown a documentary titled This land belongs to the Army in the House of Commons, alleging that the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) used chemical weapons during the final assault on the Vanni east front in 2009.

The presentations were made in the Committee Room 14 of the House of Commons on January 31, the first day of a two-day conference and the following day at the University College of London.

Thamil Prabhakaran from South India had an Indian passport bearing number MK 6149374 at the time he was detained in Pooneryn in the Vanni region. He was deported after the Indian High Commission in Colombo had been informed of the government decision.

A senior security official alleged that Prabhakaran had been here on the invitation of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the multi-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Prabhakaran has written a series of articles titled Searching for footsteps of Tigers for Tamil Nadu magazine, Junior Vikatan. A book was also published under the same title recently.

Prabhakaran participated at the UK conference on the invitation of the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and the All Party Parliamentary Group of Tamils (APPGT).

An External Affairs Ministry official told The Island that the BTF was seeking to dominate the Diaspora in the wake of its dispute with the Global Tamil Forum (GTF). The GTF didn’t receive an invitation for the event.

On behalf of the ruling Conservative Party (MP Lee Scott) and the Labour (Siobhain McDonagh) addressed the gathering at the inaugural session.

The Defence Ministry said that there was absolutely no basis for the BTF-APPGT allegations with regard to the SLA taking over of property belonging to Tamil speaking people. A senior Defence Ministry spokesperson told The Island that the alleged chemical attacks were a total fabrication by the LTTE backers. Since the conclusion of the conflict in May 2009, the military had handed over many public properties to their rightful owners, the official said, adding that those who were skeptical of the Defence Ministry position could visit the Jaffna peninsula to see the situation for themselves.

Callum Macrae of the Channel 4 News, too, addressed the gathering.

The organisers also invited a group of TNA representatives for the conference also attended by several NGO activists.

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    Sri Lanka is behaving as if genocide was committed and is ongoing in covert forms.

    It is burying its head like an ostrich by claiming as to nothing happened/happening.

    International investigation will bring the naked truth buried in Mullivaaikkaal out in the open even if they have destroyed the mass graves of butchered Tamil civilians.

    Butchers of Tamils, Rjajapakse, Gotha, Sarath, and many others must be punished.

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      Maha Punnakku Joker

      If your stupid jocumentary is any good it is others who should review it. That is how it is done by people who want to be taken seriously. Who is going to take you seriously with a name like “Maha Tamizh Prabhagaran”? It’s like a German neo-nazi coming up with a name like “Great German Hitler.” BAHAHAHAHA!

      The land in the north and east that belonged to the fascist army of Prabhakaran now belongs to all the citizens of Sri Lanka. You don’t want to accept that. You want the north and east to belong exclusively to Jaffna Tamils. That is the truth. Remember the ethno-terrorist Tigers expelling over 80,000 Muslims from the north and killing hundreds of eastern Muslims in cold blood while they were worshiping in their mosques?

      You retarded Tamil Nadu fanatic, you better work to improve the lives of Tamils over there first. Spend your time more usefully by working to stop the violence against women and Dalit people in your own society. Fight against the primitive caste system in Tamil Nadu that is still keeping millions Dalits and other oppressed castes in utter degradation and squalor. Fight against patriarchy for the rights of Tamil women and abolish Sati, child marriage, and female infanticide. Protect your mothers, sisters, and daughters from rape by Tamil men. Fight for the rights of LGBT and other such marginalized Tamils in your own Nadu. Fight against political corruption and police brutality against innocent people. Try to alleviate the deplorable conditions under which Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live in your own Tamil Nadu at present.

      If you do these things first, your future punnakku jocumentaries might be taken seriously.

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        ‘ a name like “Maha Tamizh Prabhagaran”? It’s like a German neo-nazi coming up with a name like “Great German Hitler.”

        LOL

        ‘Maha Thamizh’,
        Can you put this garbage up on YouTube or something? I can do with a good laugh to tide me over until Callum’s next comedy show LOL

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          Just want to comment that I have been in touch with the anthropologist who was in Sri Lanka to study the ethnic conflict who went by the same name as Steve Grafton. He has told me that he does not comment on this forum. And suggested that some off the cuff comment makers having been exposed by his deep understanding and analysis of the problem from an outsiders perspective were probably behind it. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery-CC Colton ! Have fun commenting , won’t affect his status in a top US institution though.

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            Steve Grafton is an “Internet Pook” the jews are fond of it. Their ambition is to divide Asia for easy pickings of the big 2.

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          In case you miss my comment in the other article:

          Hi Steve (the original, not the pretender calling himself Robert R who is now desperately laying groundwork to attempt to hijack your identity – a typical lying Tamil racist.)

          So nice to see you commenting here. I’m glad your research has led you to discover the deceptive nature of Tamil racists. Keep commenting, the offensive replies and attempts to drive you out are all the evidence you need to show that you’re having a real impact !

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            and you the dalit slave,that was chained and brought to work in the spice colony.

            beastality breed slave BBS

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            ha ha another copied name from ground views, isn’t there no end to your deception off the cuff ;-) just comment in your own name

            oh also, its ok we know you live abroad off the cuff, it was obvious from how out of touch you are of reality on the ground but its ok, carry on.

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        Sinkapuli Kutti:

        Whether you like it or not the North & East belongs to us Tamils not to all citizens. The Animal Kingdom in the South belongs to you. You are not going to destroy thousands of years of Tamil History and Heritage. King Mahinthas Kingdom is the shortest ever and measured in months. Got it you Punnakku and Chothu Madu.

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    Correction: Sri Lanka is behaving as if genocide that was committed and is ongoing in covert forms are lies.

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    “If the activities of the Army in North-East are fair enough and the lands are only grabbed for security reasons means, why the Sri Lankan Army is scared of the eyes of the Cameras?”

    Mainly it is because you are a paid mourner of the LTTE and then no country allows free unauthorized photography near military installations.
    India specifically prohibits any tourist from visiting frontiers.
    You can become the younger brother of Callum Mcrae, we have no objection to that.

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      NAK

      Even if you object to truth will triumph eventually.

      Don’t hold your breath until such time.

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      Dear NAK

      1. India is no second to Sri Lanka. Her Rulers took part in the Killings. India prohibits tourists visiting frontiers. Sure and Fine. Let Sri Lanka which has only one very long frontier of 780 Miles ob Beaches Follow India and stop tourist visiting its only Frontier The Beaches.

      Why are you begging Tourist to come to Sri Lanka to her Lovely Sunny beaches ( Frontiers). Chase all Tourist out of these beaches.

      India has a lot to hide in its frontiers Human Right Violations) So does Sri Lanka.

      For your information all army installations are continuously photographed and are avail;able on the Google. All required Co Ordinates could now be obtained to wage a war from the Google earth paid edition. Parties to the conflict can obtain them without difficulty.

      A press reporters photographs are only useful to laymen. It serves if any an unarmed combatant using Ahimsa as his weapon.

      The British, The South African white regime and the Americans learnt the power of Ahimsa over their Money and Weapon.

      MR, Gota and Co are also learning in their hard way the impossibility of imposing raw power over unarmed Ahimsa protesters.

      . .

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        Sri Lanka invites tourists.. not terrorists, specially toilet scum Ealamist Tamils from other countries.

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    what a load of bullsh1t!

    Of course SLA is the only army capable of destroying an area of km circumsference. The chemical attacks story has been throw to the dustbin due to having no evidence for such claims. The ones who came first with this was the LTTE media.

    And of course everyone knows who the lady scarborough is and that BTF is an LTTE front org

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      Did you not know that Sri Lanka Airforce “Kafirs” (sic) were fitted with tactical nuclear bombs LOL

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        I thought these Ealamist jokers will utter about nuclear weapons too. For some times these Ealamists had managed to give some credibility to their ‘moderate’ lies. Now it is becoming increasingly clear that their lies become larger and larger with excitement annually nearing March, and loosing ‘credibility’. Probably this poor lad will produce some video crap next year with a nuclear story. Good bless you all for giving us continuous entertainment.

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      Sach,

      Hold your horse until international investigations, then you will know the truth about Chemical attacks.

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        Chemical Attacks:

        In a fair world,, Sinhala govt has nothing to be scared of.

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          Bestiality Breed Slaves – BBS

          In a real world the dalit slaves also known as sinhala mahanama buddhist the untouchables only fear loosing the borrowed amude round the neck.

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          Jim Sooty:

          What are you waiting for man. Hop on the first donkey available and go to the HAGUE and clear your name if you have one. Hurry up.

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        Thiru,

        You can hold on to your hose as long as you like, but there will be no iquiries of the sort you are hoping for. You are upset because you lost the violent terrorist campaign in the most shameful manner, your leader VP abondoned his 10 year old child-soldier as he ran to save his life, yet was found lying in mud, staring at the stars, with hole in the head. So you are upset, I am very sorry for you and your ego. The only chemical used in the conflict was CYANIDE, no inquiry needed to find out who used it. Hang on to the hose!

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          Lal:

          You were 9 years of age when you saved Poor Mr.P from the Sinhalese Mobs who daren’t come inside your vast compound because your family were highly influential. Despite the fact there was this race riot and by all account ( I mean your account) the Tamils were attacking the Sinhalese to start with can you please help me with the following.
          In the middle of this rampage by the Tamils your parents went out and was it to do some shopping or for a night out.
          If what you say about the use of Chemical Weapons ( I mean Cyanide) is a figment of our Imagination why are you so horrified about an inquiry to disprove it.
          Man let me tell you still haven’t grown up and still have the mental capacity of a 9 year old ( although you are now 64 years of age) and that is why you cant see the dangers. America has served notice on Sinhala Lanka by asking for Congress approval to pass the resolution at the UN. America only seeks permission from Congress when she decides to intervene in a Foreign Country although she has the might to go it alone and shock and awe.

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        Chemical attacks?

        I know how the LTTE was on the run from Mavilaru to Mullivaykkal herding the Tamil people.

        When they were on the run many LTTE goons were farting and releasing some chemicals in the air. You mean those chemicals?

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    It goes without saying that Rajapakses are adepts at land-grabbing%%%

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    I am totally against Rajapaksha regime and their draconian way of ruling.

    However, this chemical attack story is going to make the image developed by the diaspora for years into pieces. Any modern war veteran knows that a chemical attack leaves evidence that cannot be erased for years. If such evidence are there it would have come into limelight few years ago.

    Once the regime show that you tell one lie they can make the world think that you make thousand lies.

    Never exaggerate in an international affair… it will backfire. You will understand what I say in few months time.

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      Dear DaSilva

      “If such evidence are there it would have come into limelight few years ago.”

      If you Kill One You are a Murderer. If you kill a few more you are a mass murderer. But if you end up killing thousands You are Hero. That is the rule of the Game of War.

      If you tell a Statement yet to be proved by investigation it is a Lie and you are liar.

      But A person who says many a lie to remain in power is great Hero in the Game of Politics.

      So stop pointing fingers at others. As more of your fingers are pointing at you.

      If you have nothing to hide. Why not face the investigation and clear yourselves.

      With out a call investigations you claimed Zero Civilian casualty. It was accepted as divine truth. But gradually with demand for investigation few Civilians may have been killed became the theme song. The it became a few hundreds and a few thousands and so on.

      It Started with no chemical weapon the investigations will reveal otherwise. Why not investigate.

      Gota killed none at Matale. But it took over 20 years to open up a mass grave within Hospital perimeter of all places.

      No body was mass buried in Mannar. But a massive burial ground is getting opened up within the sight of Tallady Camp. Sure Some fool( terrorist) long time back took the risk to come into that area to bury the ones he killed to bring disrepute to the Glorious army. As he he knew that he is Going to loose any way.

      The rest is left us said.

      Cheers and Good Luck at the investigations to come.

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    Chinkalam Prabagaran was the best Nationalist lived recently in Sri Lanka. He chased out thousands of Tamiils to their motherland and took hostages who chose to stay in Sri Lanka.

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    There is going to be a massive hunt for the Sinhala soldier who spoke on this film in order to silence him for good. Gota must be getting a white van ready. If he is now abroad his family will suffer. He will be called a traitor for telling the truth. It is nice to see many Sinhala soldiers are coming forward to reveal the truth about Rajapaksa’s dirty war against the Tamils. Their conscience must be slowly killing them but for their revelations I am sure the triple gem will bless them and their families.

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    ThamiZ Prabagaran:

    Instead of asking about others, you should have asked about TAMIZHS themselves.

    Why they – Tamizh – are still SHAMELESS in front of the World community. ?

    Remember how Tamizhs are using Tamil in Tamilnadu ?

    Do you understand how TaMIZAHS’ GOT RID of Tamils during your FAKE-Struggle in Sinhala -Desh ??

    I don’t think you will be honest to write about those things.

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      Jim you dirty [Edited out]. You shameless Sinhala dung beetle saying tht Tamils are shameless? How about you beggars of the world did’t have shame when your leader Mahinda Jarawapassa begged the entire world and licked Chinese arses for money? Did you have shame then you [Edited out]?

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    Countries deport and banned people from entering that country to protect to its citizens from evil human beings. People like you who comes to a country in the pretext of journalists to fulfill malicious agenda. You deserve to spend the rest of your life inside a prison in SL, had not authorities kicked you out from SL, you could have got more stuff for your evil project which you unleashed in UK.

    UK banned or deported following people Stephen Donald Black, Erich Gliebe, Mike Guzovsky, Nasr Javed, the list goes on and on. The reason UK gave for this is “CONSIDERED TO BE ENGAGING IN UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR BY JUSTIFYING TERRORIST VIOLENCE, PROVOKING OTHERS TO COMMIT SERIOUS CRIME AND FOSTERING RACIAL HATRED. What Sri Lanka did to you is exactly what UK did for people like you….

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    Why Still Fear In The Eyes Of Camera?

    Thamiz Prabagaran:

    Those who are SMAMELESS as Tamils would do anything such as credit card thefts, drug smugling, illicit liquor sales, tunnelling for drug trade, selling and using their own for their own advantage.. in front of the eyes of the Camara.

    Sinhala people know what the SHAME IS.

    They are not Tamils.

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      But the shit scavenging Sinhala dung beetles like you are proud to eat from a beggars bowl. Jim you faggot, you shouldn’t have ate the food which your mother begged for you in Pettah market.

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    maveeran and many other fellow Tamils,i can see your class in your comments and the futility and desperation in your attempt, trying to create fire breathing dragons and giving credence to all your day dreams.

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    These radical Tamil diaspora have a limited vocabularry ie. Genocide – Chemical attacks – Rape – Discrimination and Eelam. Not surprising they are confined to low paid jobs in Canada, UK and Australia. Pity
    these guys, they will go to their graves frustrated second class citizens of the developed world.

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      Lohan You Sinkaalm:

      Your boss MRs vocabulary is slightly better as he knows the following.

      Rape
      Murder
      Criminal
      Thuggery
      Looting
      Lying
      Cheating
      Drinking.

      No doubt he is in the Highest paid Job after looting the Country from Kick Backs.

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    The use of Chemical Weapons to win the War against the LTTE is beyond doubt. The pictures I saw the Morning after confirmed my worst fears that Chemical Weapons were used and the pictures resembled the pictures of Halabja when Sadam gassed the Kurds.
    I wrote to the American administration soon after bringing their attention to the fact that the West went to war with Iraq to prevent the spread of Chemical Weapons ( Weapons of mass destruction) but has remained silent when another Rogue State like India supplied Sinhala Lanka with the lethal weapon.
    But the problem was due to the reliance of America on India to stem the Influence of China in the Indian Ocean America remained silent. But now with the prospect of a change at the Top America can finally lift the lid on this terrible crime.
    We are now beginning to see where the American Administration is moving from the following.
    The only time America seeks approval of the Congress and the Senate is when it decides to intervene in a foreign Country.
    By seeking the Congress approval ( Senate is to follow) USA has served Notice on Sinhala Lanka that it means business this time. There are other pointers such as Mr.Rapp visiting Boosa Camp, taking pictures at the site where thousands of Innocent Tamils were slaughtered and posting the pictures and refusing to take it when GOSL objected.

    But Mahintha is in complete denial and has assembled a Team of loonies to challenge the might of America. But this time his fate is sealed as America is determined to finish him off and the icing on the cake is when BJP take charge with the Iron Lady in the driving seat.
    She recently made a statement that the Tamils in Sinhala Lanka have to wait for a few more months to see a real change in their fortunes and we live to fight another day.

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      Gali is having another waking wet dream LOL

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    Had quite a good laugh while reading this article. If the standard of English this ‘Director’ speaks is anything to judge his film by, I’m sure it would win an Oscar for ‘Best comedy film’.

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      Paul you Idiot:

      Sadam also laughed after gassing the Kurds. See where has ended up. He laughed all the way to the Hanging Gardens of Bagdad.

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        Paul will the first to hide under his mother’s skirt when his master Jarawapassa runs away.

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    This guys original name is [Edited out]

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