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Sri Lankan Security Forces Torturing And Raping Young Tamils: New ITJP Report

Sri Lankan police and army are still abducting, torturing and raping young Tamils just for taking part in commemoration events, anti-government protests or receiving funds from abroad, said the International Truth and Justice Project in a new report launched for the September session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“Ongoing torture by the security forces needs to be top of the international community’s agenda when discussing Sri Lanka in Geneva – it’s not enough to say families of the disappeared are being harassed,” said the ITJP’s Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka. “Some of those who peacefully exercise their civic rights in Sri Lanka are being brutally beaten in detention, burned with hot metal rods and cigarettes, asphyxiated with petrol-soaked polythene bags, half drowned and then gang raped by the security forces.”

International investigators from the ITJP recorded detailed statements from 15 Tamils now in the UK who were abducted, illegally detained and tortured since the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government that came to power in November 2019. The most recent cases involved people who had participated in the P2P protest this year, as well as commemoration events for the dead and disappearance protests. Several said they had worked as volunteers for Tamil political parties.

Six victims described being abducted in white vans, which have been used by the security forces for decades to arrest and abduct. They were forced to kneel while interrogated, often only in their underwear, and subjected to repeated torture including very brutal sessions of phsyical abuse in rooms specially equipped for torture. Almost all were sexually violated at the same time as being verbally abused in racist terms as Tamils.

Victims were left bruised, bleeding and naked in the dark on the floor, with only their underpants to wipe the blood and sperm off their bodies. Two men held by the Counter Terrorism Investigation Division described being anally raped with a metal rod, among other violations.

In all cases the families paid bribes for their release. Those interviewed then endured extraordinary journeys, walking for weeks across mountains, hiding in the boots of vehicles and crossing the English Channel in rubber dinghies. Six men attempted suicide after arriving in the UK while other survivors are left with extreme levels of trauma, as well as visible torture scars.

Sri Lankan army officers in uniform are among those who perpetrated the torture and sexual violence, along with the notorious counter terrorism police unit. In two cases, the victims knew exactly which police station they were tortured and raped in last year and one could draw a map of the buildings at the back of the station where he was abused.

“This is the ugly face of systematic impunity. The failure of successive governments to prosecute those responsible for the JVP-era violence of 1987-90 and state sponsored violence against Tamils over the last four decades has meant Sri Lankan perpetrators managed to evade accountability and rise up the ranks of the police and army. Now it is ludicrous to expect this system to reform itself through training and capacity building,” commented Ms. Sooka. “Sri Lanka has entrenched impunity for atrocity crimes. Without criminal accountability, there is no incentive to stop atrocity crimes from recurring. It’s time the international community cancels all international training and capacity building programmes because they are clearly not working.” What has changed over the years since the war-end is the profile of victims, few of whom are ex LTTE cadres or high-profile human rights activists, say the ITJP. Much like the victims of the JVP period, the victims are shopkeepers, electricians, famers, labourers, construction workers, auto drivers and students who fall beneath the radar.

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    I just can’t understand the preoccupation of the security forces in South Asia with the anus. Whenever they get a chance they go for it. Their lives must be so miserable.

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      Ah! What’s a little bit of raping here and there…. eh, SJ? ……… As long as they learn Mao’s little red book diligently ………… :))

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        See, you forgot the glass of odorless liquid.

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          “glass of odorless liquid”

          You sound constipated SJ! …….. intellectually constipated? ……….. too much water will ruin your bladder in more ways than one ….. :))

          Get a Japanese commode and a commode-seat …….. the controls are like in the space-capsule!

          Would do wonders for your difficulty :))

          Wonder why Mao or Castro couldn’t come up with such devices …… to help out humanity where it needed the most ……. Yeah! what did Mao or Castro ever do for humanity, eh?

          What’d I say ……. you make my day brother SJ! ……. to think, I thought EE was fun! …………..

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            Just the glass will do.

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              Yeah! SJ,

              A glass of water from the front end might relive your constipation.

              If not, a glass of water from the other end will definitely relieve ye “difficulty” …… ever heard of an enema ……. over there in China or Cuba? :))

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                That’s it.
                You got the answer. Morarji Desai’s followers once swore by it.
                I hope that it will help you to relax when the fresh stuff is inaccessible.

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                  “taker with mouth wide open for your fruit.”

                  Geeeeze man, SJ!

                  Is there any abject admission of defeat than that?

                  A barely literate David, with few pebble from a slingshot, has slain the “intellectual” Goliath of Lanka!

                  I’m standing on your carcass, man ……. I’m in shock! ……. Native, bring me water …… take the odourless liquid from SJ: he doesn’t need it any more. :))


                  Anyway ……. I’m embarrassed for you, man ……. to think that Lankan intellectuals had even a shred of class …….. after all, it’s just a cockamamie matching of wits, buddy ……….


                  You’re just pathetic, man ….. a disgrace to Lankan professors!

                  Learn to lose gracefully! :)))

                  One down, who’s next? …….. Any more “intellectuals” left in ol’ Lanka? :))

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                    cf
                    The man is waiting downstairs. He seems a little upset.
                    You offered a fruit and I turned it down and said that there is a willing taker.
                    What is wrong?

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        If one is realistic and capable of not falling into the “Sinhalese/Tamil truth” trap and has the ability to face the objective truth, one has to accept the fact those atrocities in the photographs and videos captured on mobile phones took place. Did it happen because they were Tamils? Not necessarily. It’s the inherent sadism ( should I have added …… encouraged by natural-born masochists like SJ? …. Sorry SJ, you’re the best example! :)) ) in the national culture coming to the fore when the facade of rule of law breaks down. The exact same atrocities were committed against the captured/suspected Sinhalese JVP by the Sinhalese army. Any patriot still remember all those bodies floating down the Kalani river? All those bodies burning with tyres on the roadside? Bodies carried on top of vehicles and displayed as trophies? Premawathie Manamperi is only the tip of the iceberg. Captured JVP girls were abused with chair-legs and bottles before they were killed. Yes, we can bury our heads in the sand and lie through our teeth and pretend to ourselves and the world the atrocities never took place but is that the truth if you want to face it?

        October 9, 2015

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-breakout-nation-that-broke-down/

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          Nimal,
          I get you and agree with you. My point is once these things get into the societies, cleaning is not A, B,C. Only surgical operation has worked in the past. What democratic example are now Germany, Japan, but once the big bullies. USSR didn’t face the similar end so still Russia has not been tamed. Once East Germany & West Germany fought. Now North Korea and South Korea. These are only political differences. Same way nobody can win the argument if they deny that the Tamils and Sinhalese were one race once before. Once in CT, me and Izeath Hussain argued on how the Tamils-Sinhalese can live peacefully. I insisted that only permanent solution is Singapore-Malaysia solution. But he said even Federalism would divide the races further. Now see, even Muslims finding that living under the Sinhala Intellectuals’ political Leadership is impossible. Hezbollah said if NorthEast is merged, blood bath will take place. He reminded India- Pakistan split. With that mind set, Hezbollah became a minister, Governor in Chitanta Government. Ideological or cultural differences alone cannot bring blood bath. America is out. Then with whom Taliban showing the grudges in Afghanistan? Pashto is an Indian class language. Emirate is Arabic, Persian language. So what time in the history there was a country in the world existed as “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”

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            Mallaiyuran,

            Most people view the world through the sum total of their insecurities …….. insecurities picked up in childhood, crystallized and bedded down at a very early age ……

            It’s hard to convince them the real world may be a little different.

            Rational thoughts are their mortal enemy.

            What to do? ………. Gotta live with it.

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      This is part of Sri Lanka military training. Torture, rape, murder and looting has always been a part and parcel of Sri Lanka law enforcement. No one has been brought to justice as these are state sponsored.

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        They also brought shame to our country when they were sent as UN peacekeeping troops in Haiti.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

      For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

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      Ayyo! Ajay Sundara Devan …
      What a miserable life you are having?
      Thanks to the security of forces in SL, the country is currently having the fastest rate of covid vaccinations in the world.. Not only that… Not a single complain of misappropriation of even a one vaccine… What a exemplary defense forces to the world!

      For that matter, look at some doctors in SL. When they were given vaccines, they selected not only their relatives but also their mistresses… Now, they alone want to have Pfizer vaccines to deliver to the public… Oh! NO,NO,NO … Once is enough …

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    Still want to be part of one nation? This is nothing new. This disgusting thing happened since 1948 and it will never end. This creates more hate, suicide bombers, STIs, etc.

    Be sensible. Just split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations equitably and relocate people. That is the only dignified solution. Those who oppose this have blood on their hands.

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      GATAM, Your dream will come to pass as Rev.16,19 says when the last judgment is poured out, thundering and lightnings of earthquake will divide the great city into three parts.

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    Terrible, what is happening.

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    Who is this ITJP’s Executive Director, Yasmin Sooka? According to the article

    https://www.defence.lk/Article/view_article/1803

    She is funded by Sigrid Rausing trust and Article addressed to the board of directors of the fund for some explanations….

    Quote from the article …
    “…. However, as per Sigrid Rausing Trust website your Trust has been paying ITJP (Sri Lanka) since its inception in 2014
    As per Your Trust’s website from 2014 to March 2019 your Trust has given £471,500 to ITJP (Sri Lanka)
    While your Trust has given a further £300,000 from 1stApril 2019 to 2020
    This means from 2014 to 2020 your Trust’s allocation for Yasmin Sooka & ITJP is £771,500 ….”

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      Bruno Umbato

      “She is funded by Sigrid Rausing trust and Article addressed to the board of directors of the fund for some explanations….”

      Alright, would you too like to receive some payment from Sigrid Rausing trust?
      If your piles are hurting , all you have to do is just apply:
      https://www.sigrid-rausing-trust.org/Types-of-Grant-and-Application-Process.

      By the way who is Shenali Waduge?

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      What is your point?

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    Dear Readers,
    I urge you to read ‘An Act to proclaim Tamil Genocide Education Week’ passed in the ‘Legislative Assembly of Ontario’.
    Here is the link.
    https://www.ola.org/sites/default/files/node-files/bill/document/pdf/2021/2021-05/b104ra_e.pdf

    I understand many Sri Lankans are associated with an effort to fight this in a Higher Court in Canada. I sincerely hope the challenge would be successful.
    The passage of such a Bill (Bill l04) is clear evidence of the success of a relentless campaign in the West to promote the view that ‘Sinhalese are engaged in genocide’.

    Genocide is considered to be in progress while close to 40% of the residents in Colombo are Tamils.
    Surely there are many balanced Tamil individuals who refuse to subscribe to this view!
    It is very disappointing to note that there many prominent Tamils who are resident in Sri Lanka and still call for sanctions against Sri Lanka.
    I leave it to the readers to decide if ‘traitors’ is an appropriate word to describe such people.

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      Sunil Abeyratne,
      You smart ass has unearthed evidence of the success of a relentless campaign to promote the view that Sinhalese are engaged in genocide.
      .
      Haven’t you heard of High commission Offices in foreign soils. What do you think they do? Do governments seek their view before arriving at an opinion in favour of or against the expatriates who campaign?
      .
      Stop being juvenile!

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        Sunil Abeyratne, what do you call this as :
        1. Deportation of 500,000 Indian Tamils
        2. Forced exodus of 99% of burghers due to language problem
        3. Killing of 300,000 Ceylon Tamils in riots and war
        4. Forced exodus of 200,000 Ceylon Tamils due to persecution
        Whether you call it genocide or not, it is undeniable that since independence, Sinhalese were intent in reducing Tamil population in the country. In addition to reducing the numbers, action was also taken to reduce the land occupation by Tamils by ethnic cleansing. Indian Tamils were disenfranchised and later deported because Sinhalese in plantation areas complained that they cannot be elected due to the large number of Indian Tamils living there. How come the population distribution change drastically in eastern province which had 5% of Sinhalese in the province and 3% of Sinhalese in Trincomalee district. Now there is attempt to alter demographic pattern in northern province. Tamils who are standing up against such atrocities are being arrested, often going missing.

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          Gnana,
          Thanks for the response.
          I would do my best to respond to you – needless to say -based on what I know.
          1. Deportation of 500,000 Indian Tamils
          Firstly, I don’t know what the numbers are.
          Secondly, while Sri Lanka heavily relied upon the Indian Tamils for tea exports, it is the British who brought them to work on land previously owned by Sinhalese. ‘Deportation’ is not an accurate description of what happened. It was relocating Indian Tamils with the agreement of India (Sirima-Shastri Pact)
          For the above reasons, ‘Deportation of 500,000 Indian Tamils’ does not qualify as a grievance.
          2. Forced exodus of 99% of burghers due to language problem
          It is only natural for countries to make changes. My father’s generation considered it a nuisance to change to Swabasha. Generous pension schemes were implemented for government servants to retire. In fact, many did and joined the private sector. (I don’t not know the details). As such, there was no ‘forced exodus’. Many retired in Sri Lanka while the majority of the burghers moved to Australia and New Zealand. There is no basis to consider the language changes as anti-Tamil policy because Tamil students studied in Tamil.
          CONTINUED

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            Gnana,
            3. Killing of 300,000 Ceylon Tamils in riots and war
            I agree there have been killings but there is no evidence to support the number you quote.
            Deaths that occur in combat (security forces and the LTTE) are different.
            Summary executions are a grievance (both with JVP and LTTE). LTTE has committed brutal massacres, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

            4. Forced exodus of 200,000 Ceylon Tamils due to persecution
            There is no evidence to support the numbers you quote.
            Many Tamils and Sinhalese left Sri Lanka looking for a better life and not because of persecution. There is nothing wrong with it.
            Hence ‘exodus of 200.000 Ceylon Tamils due to persecution’ needs close scrutiny to qualify as a grievance.

            Whether you call it genocide or not, it is undeniable that since independence, Sinhalese were intent in reducing Tamil population in the country.
            Gnana, the above assertion is premised on ‘sustained and consistent’ policy actions by all Sinhalese leaders since independence to reduce Tamil population.
            Supporting such an assertion requires an extensive study of all policy actions and has a high threshold to prove.
            Israel leaders may have such an overarching policy – not the squabbling Sinhalese leaders.
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              Gnana,
              Indian Tamils were disenfranchised and later deported because Sinhalese in plantation areas complained that they cannot be elected due to the large number of Indian Tamils living there.
              Look at from the perspective of upcountry Sinhalese.
              Their land has been confiscated and they are subsequently forced to accept the presence of people who were brought from India. That is gross injustice. I would argue that such actions constitute ethnic cleansing. The same argument you make for Trincomalee.
              How come the population distribution change drastically in eastern province which had 5% of Sinhalese in the province and 3% of Sinhalese in Trincomalee district.
              I am unable to comment on it because I don’t know enough.
              Now there is attempt to alter demographic pattern in northern province. Tamils who are standing up against such atrocities are being arrested, often going missing.
              I am unable to comment on it because I don’t know enough.

              I made some effort to respond to you because I think a debate is possible with you without insults and name calling.
              The moderators should not allow the use of abusive language and insults.

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            Sunil, Indian Tamils were brought because Sinhalese refused to work in harsh weather, and terrain together with poor pay and living conditions. So do not blame British. Even after 73 years of independence, how many Sinhalese are working in plantations. Are you aware that many Indian Tamils died while building roads and railway. Even now best nett foreign exchange earner is tea, and due to their sweat and tears that Sinhalese were sustained. Why did Sinhalese keep quiet while British were there and started the problem only after they left. Even though Sinhalese wanted to send all of them away, they knew that if all go, plantation industry will collapse and wanted to keep few back. Sinhalese were trying to deport them since independence, but Nehru flatly refused saying that they have every right for citizenship having lived for over 150 years. It is only after he died, Sinhalese got round racist Indian PM Shastri and signed the pact without getting consent from Tamil Nadu, where they were to be settled. (CONTD)

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              “Indian Tamils were brought because Sinhalese refused to work in harsh weather, and terrain together with poor pay and living conditions. So do not blame British.”
              —-
              When Sinhalayo refused to work as slaves to British, they brought Tamils who were willing to work 12 hours for two ‘Roties’. Not only British, Portuguese and Dutch also brought Tamils to Yapanaya to work in tobacco plantations.
              That shows the miserable situation that would have prevailed in Tamil Nadu.

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              Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
              “Even now best nett foreign exchange earner is tea,…”
              —-
              Even some Sinhala idiots think British did a great service to this country by introducing tea. The truth is tea brought two disasters to Sinhale; environmental and social. I have explained this several times in this forum. So, no need to repeat.

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            (CONTD) In 1964 when this matter came up, there were about 1.5 million stateless persons. They decided to split 900,000 among the country in 7 : 5 ratio and decide about remaining 150.00 later. On this basis 525,000 were to be given Indian citizenship and deported, while 375,000 were to be given Sri Lanka citizenship. Unfortunately, number of people who applied for Indian citizenship was much less than the quota. So Sri Lanka delayed granting citizenship and tagged it to the amount of people taking up Indian citizenship. But deportation process was slow as they have to find accommodation and jobs for the. So SL government said that the number of persons to be granted citizenship will depend on the number of persons actually deported. This shows that this problem was being tackled on racist angle and not humanitarian perspective. After Indra Gandhi came to power, it was decided to split the balance 150,000 equally. Thus of the original number, 675,000 were to go and 425,000 were to remain. SL government was more keen on numbers deported than those granted citizenship. (CONTD)

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              (CONTD). This process was going on tardily and 1983 riots took place, when several Tamils who were SL citizens ended up as refugees in India. Indra Gandhi put her foot down and told no more repatriation of stateless people till all Tamil refugees got back to Srilanka. In effect until that time only about 500,000 Tamils were repatriated. There was moratorium till 1985, when in Thimpu talks the problem of stateless Tamils was internationalized. JR fearing bad name to Srilanka, granted citizenship to all remaining stateless persons and closed the matter. Sunil, you must update your information before commenting. There is no parallel between Indian Tamils in upcountry who are being ruled by Sinhalese and Sinhalese in eastern province where they are behaving as rulers and not immigrants. While Indian Tamils have not killed a single Sinhalese or damaged their properties, changed names of towns to Tamil, Sinhala settlers in eastern province have have killed Tamils and damaged their properties, changed names of towns to Sinhala. While Indian Tamils are continued to be discriminated, Sinhalese in eastern province are being pampered over indigenous Tamils. Kantalai which was Tamil majority town at independence is now completely ethnic cleansed.

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                Sunil, during second JVP insurgency which I witnessed as resident in Colombo, over 60,000 Sinhalese were massacred by government. So in 30 year war, figure of 300,000 can be justified. I was living in Borella about 400 meters from Kanatte, and in the night I could hear gun shots in that direction where suspects were brought, shot dead and cremated then and there. This is the same tactic government used in 2009, where Tamils were killed, incinerated and ashes dissolved in sulphuric acid drums in the battle field itself to cover up the numbers killed. I can assure that with experience as medico-legal officer in war zone, most of the Tamils killed were deliberately targeted due to their ethnicity, while collateral damage were only few. Economic problem was common to both Sinhalese and Tamils and had they migrated for economic reasons, proportion would correspond roughly to population ratio in Srilanka. Preponderance of Tamils over Sinhalese abroad demonstrates that there is something other than economy is affecting Tamils to make them to migrate. Are you aware that there are about 300,000 Tamils in Canada and 200,000 in UK.

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                  Gnana,
                  Thanks for taking the time to respond.
                  Sri Lankans have witnessed summary executions since 1971. Accountability is what has been missing – that is poor leadership and inherent racial prejudices.
                  Your observation ‘Preponderance of Tamils over Sinhalese abroad demonstrates that there is something other than economy is affecting Tamils to make them to migrate.’ certainly confirms that Tamils were driven by additional factors.
                  Thanks for other observations you noted, which are al valid
                  I sincerely hope Sri Lanka could become what it was in the fifties

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      Sunil,
      What’s “close to 40% of the residents in Colombo are Tamils” has to do with whether or not acts of genocide have been and are being committed in the country?

      How about a call for investigation towards verifying these allegations and if true bringing the criminals to justice?
      Is there even an iota of concern for the possible victims out there and the continuation of risk of potential abuse that exists? Or is Sinhala pride takes precedence over humanity and justice?

      And why dance around?… Just call who you want to call traitors as traitors. You don’t make your opinions based on popular vote, do you?

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        Sugandh,
        Thanks for the response.
        Please refer to my response to Gnana.
        Let me assure you that I absolutely have no intention to support atrocities committed by any party. Nor do I need to dance around without naming individuals who openly call for sanctions against Sri Lanka.
        As a matter of principle, I discuss issues not individuals. The readers should know the individuals who call for sanctions against Sri Lanka in the middle of a pandemic.
        I also know people who send medical equipment (including ventilators) from Australia directly to hospitals in Sri Lanka – that is the defining difference between leaders and traitors.

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          Sugandh,
          I am sorry I have not responded to part of your comment:
          ‘What’s “close to 40% of the residents in Colombo are Tamils” has to do with whether or not acts of genocide have been and are being committed in the country?
          I thought my intention was obvious – it was to demonstrate the inherent contradiction of ‘alleged genocide’ and a thriving city where the alleged victims and perpetrators live in harmony with mixed race marriages thrown in for good measure.
          My comments have generated a lot of additional comments – too stressful to respond to all.
          I like to end my contributions with this.

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            Sunil,
            Don’t want to add to your stress, but somethings are better not left out.

            Please callout not just the “many prominent Tamils who are resident in Sri Lanka and still call for sanctions against Sri Lanka” but ALL who do the SAME… Singhalese, Tamils, Moors, and whoever else!

            To say the least, you have to realize your hypocrisy. Tamils abroad too have lent a helping hand to Sri Lanka in substantial ways during this pandemic.

            Citing the ethnic makeup of Colombo as evidence against any act of genocide in SL is preposterous. All sense of logic and reason is lost there.

            When we sweep heinous crimes under the carpet, because we want to save our ethnic group from bad reputation, we actually end-up compounding the bad reputation and become a huge hindrance to fair/ equitable and lasting resolution.

            Many Singhalese, Tamils and others are swimming against huge tides to make things right. They don’t carry a bad reputation for their ethnicity or community even when many in their community call them traitors. Let’s choose right over wrong rather than Tamil reputation or Singhalese reputation or Muslim reputation etc.

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              Sugandh,
              Thanks.
              I have no option but to respond.

              Please callout not just the “many prominent Tamils who are resident in Sri Lanka and still call for sanctions against Sri Lanka” but ALL who do the SAME… Singhalese, Tamils, Moors, and whoever else!

              You are correct – “any person who is resident in Sri Lanka” covers anybody who has called for sanctions, although I don’t know of other people (I am not asking you to name other people!!)

              To say the least, you have to realize your hypocrisy. Tamils abroad too have lent a helping hand to Sri Lanka in substantial ways during this pandemic.

              Great to hear that Tamils have helped Sri Lanka in a substantial way.
              As for hypocrisy – you are entitled to your opinion.
              CONTD

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                Sugandh,
                Citing the ethnic makeup of Colombo as evidence against any act of genocide in SL is preposterous. All sense of logic and reason is lost there.

                Three elements to my response.
                1. Please read what my comment and the subsequent elaboration.
                2. There is no evidence of ‘genocide’. As such, there is no reason for me to provide any evidence that genocide did not take place. Thus, your statement is ludicrous.
                3 Wonder how you concluded that ‘All sense of logic and reason is lost there’.

                When we sweep heinous crimes under the carpet, because we want to save our ethnic group from bad reputation, we actually end-up compounding the bad reputation and become a huge hindrance to fair/ equitable and lasting resolution.

                I did not say anything about heinous crimes, let alone sweeping these under the carpet!
                CONTD

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                  Sugandh,
                  ‘Many Singhalese, Tamils and others are swimming against huge tides to make things right. They don’t carry a bad reputation for their ethnicity or community even when many in their community call them traitors.

                  I am very happy to hear that, although lobbying against Sri Lanka in Ontario is certainly not swimming against huge tides.

                  Let’s choose right over wrong rather than Tamil reputation or Singhalese reputation or Muslim reputation etc.’

                  I entirely agree with you that such an approach is the best.
                  Some Sri Lankans who are resident abroad are not encouraged by the evidence of persistent lobbying of foreign politicians to support different agenda.
                  Thanks for the discussion.

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      Of those 40% (if true), very few are traditional residents, or consider Colombo home.

      So, what about the other Sinhala provinces and districts, and the overall reduction of Tamil population in their traditional home.

      In the pretext of war, you have created conditions for to force the Tamils to voluntarily depopulate from their traditional home. In addition, you have also destroyed Tamil people and their livelihoods.

      Whilst you might say Sinhalese are not in North, yet, Sinhalese overall population has not reduced. It is only reduced in one part of geography and being nurtured and grown in their traditional home.

      So, overall you have created condition for the critical Tamil population that is required for sustaining itself and forced the overall
      Tamil population to the subject of natural reduction that cannot be reversed now, classic genocide act.

      You have been saying genocide is legally difficult to prove; so it is only a legal question for you, where as for Tamils it is their survival as a group in the Island.

      The best thing you can do is leave us alone and take your criminals in boots and who have been settled with all your goodies after massacring and chasing away Tamils.

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        Sunil, meaning of pandemic is that affects the whole world. During this pandemic, there are several countries which are facing economic sanctions. Possibility of economic sanctions being imposed on Srilanka has been on the cards even before the pandemic. Instead of blaming those calling for sanctions, blame those who are refusing to grant justice to Tamils and bring about reconciliation. Rajapakse and Yahapalana governments were given five years each to comply with truth and justice, but they only hoodwinked the international community. Naturally when patience runs out, stick will come. Even now there is no genuine effort to address problems faced by Tamils and injustice being continued to be committed. Allegation of war crimes are being made only against few and not the entire armed forces or Sinhala people. As an initial measure hand over those named to stand trial at ICC in Hague to relieve pressure on the country. What is the difficulty in handing over land taken over for security reasons back to the people which is prerequisite for justice or in admitting that all those who were taken into custody had been killed by security forces, which is paramount for truth.

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      Sunil Abeyratne

      ” ………‘Sinhalese are engaged in genocide’.

      Are you engaged in genocide?

      What do you call the mass slaughter of youth in 1971 (18,000) and between 1987 and 1990 (60,000 to 130,000)?

      Please note
      “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

      ― Abraham Lincoln(?)

      How long are you going to continue to deny what had happened in this island since 5th April 1971?
      Are you trying to hide a whole pumpkin in your plate of rice?

      “The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will P**s You Off!”
      -GLORIA STEINEM

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        NV,
        It is mischievous to selectively use part of my comments out of context!
        Your other quotes are inspiring!!

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      Another apologist and denier of state sponsored racism, marginalisation and war crimes that are committed on the island’s Tamils. What has a 40% Tamil population in Colombo got to do with this? Deliberately trying to muddy the waters. Mr. Abeyaratne. Tamils have been living in Colombo from medieval times, and the word Colombo is of Tamil origin. Kolombhu in Tamil and Kollam in Kerala is derived from the same root. Then there is Neer Kolombhu now Anglisized to Negombo and Kolombhu Thurai in Jaffna meaning the port of Kolombh. Proving it is a Tamil name and Tamils have been living there from ancient/medieval times, as the western and north western coast was at one time Tamil and most of the so called coastal Sinhalese from these areas are the descendants of these Tamils.

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        Moreover Tamils have purchased their homes and lands in Colombo and parts of the Sinhalese south with their own money/funds, whereas in the north and east the Sinhalese were settled by the Sri Lankan state on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands, with state funds. Vast difference. Tamils in Colombo and other parts of the south are constantly harassed by the Sinhalese and were subjected to state sponsored pogroms. You conveniently forgot to mention this. Lastly from the time of independence the percentage of Tamils has been reduced from 26% to 15%, whilst the Sinhalese population proportionally increased from 66% to 75% . Around 30% of the Tamil homeland has now bee ethnically cleansed and settled with Sinhalese. Please do not think we are idiots. Tamils are now hardly employed by the state, police or armed forces.

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      The bill only states ‘genocide that the Sri Lankan state perpetrated against the Tamils’.

      Nothing about Sinhalese.

      Do you really believe Ontario legislators just took the bill and swallowed relentless campaign, if there was such a campaign.

      Sinhalese argument is, it (Tamil genocide as such) is not recognised by any international public forum nor legally established, and the Ontario parliament does not have jurisdiction to decide to name it as genocide. There may be other side arguments.

      Do you also believe whether Canadian State and / or Ontario provincial government would have remained a silent spectator if they did not believe by their own research to assert the reality of Tamil genocide. Similarly for the Canadian legal implications.

      The Sinhalese and Sori Sinhala Lanka waged relentless campaign for eliminating this bill. The Hindians (at the level State of India) also informally lobbied Canada for Sinhalese.
      .
      It is not known whether Sinhalese’s all weather bosom buddy, the British also lobbied or not, and we will find it out one way or another.

      You thinking is still as that of Sori Sinhala Lanka or Hinda’s, even though you claim you are living in foreign land for very long time.

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    No wonder HIndia is dying to part take in joint security operations with the Chingkalla armed forces, as most Hindians are also preoccupied with the anus. People in the north and east still remember the largely Punjabi Sikh/North Hindian raping and looting force and their antics. You can never trust the Hindians.

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    In addition to a perverted sense of impunity, law enforcement officers have had a reputation for many decades on end as having sadistic tendencies regardless of the ethnicity of the victims. It has always been routine to abuse, torture, insult and subjugate criminal suspects brought into police stations for questioning. Remember that these victims are only suspected of crime, and have to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Yet, confessions are forced out of these victims under duress and with threats to family members (regularly carried out in full violation of any law). It is amazing that these law enforcement officers acting with such barbarity shamelessly profess to be Buddhist at the same time.

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    Cold rational thinking sometimes results in conclusions which may result in not sensitive to human suffering. But in the guise of human suffering or torture on cannot be taken for a ride. Police, Army, or other forces, more in the third world but do exists in the first world are what they are. A fraction of them do commit cruelty, in various forms and whatever times because they are sadists deriving pleasure in making others to suffer. The article expresses surprise on the interest of the Anus. YouTube videos record that ragging in University of Ruhuna, sometime back, results in the insertion wooden rods into the Anus. In a Ceylonese civil case in the yesteryear involving the default of a loan, the documentation misspelled the annual interest payable as “per anum” instead of “per annum” resulting the judge to quip “I did not know that part of the anatomy generated that amount of interest”. If the ITJP believes that Sri Lankan “Forces” do commit cruelty on after 2019 Nov, how come that they did not find this between 2015 Jan to 2019 Nov? There should be a continuous pattern of cruelty practiced as was in UOR.

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    This is all propaganda fed by tamils who want asylum in western countries. It is a shame that this ITJP fellows take everything these supposedly victims tell them. Most of the time these wounds they are self inflicted. Even the British High commission at one time found evidence these torture stories are all cock and bull stories and the wounds they show are self inflicted. These people never complain to local bodies such as the human right commission or any of the tamil political about their grievances. Authorities in western countries are so naïve to believe this bullshit and give them asylum.

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      I know lots of Chingkallams like our good Appa/Appu Sami/Swami/Chami, still deliberately hide their head in the sand and deny all the atrocities and war crimes that the Chingkalla state from independence had commited on the island’s Thamizh. To them these racist war criminals are heroes, have not done anything and they and the Sri Lankan Chingkalla armed forces do not commit any wrong but feed hug and kiss all the Thamizh living in the north and east. Raping, killing, ethnic cleansing and destroying Hindu temples! What nonsense! Our brave golden heroes, arae not capable of such things other showing love and compassion to these horrible Thamizh, who do all these things to themselves , to gain international sympathy.

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      appuhamy

      “Even the British High commission at one time found evidence these torture stories are all cock and bull stories and the wounds they show are self inflicted. “

      Is it possible for you to cite the publication?
      Do you know why would British High commission do such thing?
      Do you know British High commission’s role in search and destroy missions that were carried out between 1987 and 1991?

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        See the foll. link
        https://www.wionews.com/south-asia/self-inflicted-torture-24468

        This is by Lord Naseby where he quotes (i) a court judgement saying wounds were self inflicted (ii) interview with ICRC in Colombo where he says no torture in SL. (III) confidential information from Defence attache of the British Embassy

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    ………….Without Criminal accountability, there is no incentive to stop atrocity crimes from recurring………..
    Says the ITJP.

    The reason for the recurrence is that the Security forces have the tacit approval of the Govt:to operate as they please. We need to take into cognizance that the state is itself a Garrison State.
    From the 70s onwards when Ceylon became Srilanka there is Chaos in the country.
    The JVP FACED THESE atrocities in the first instance. Most of the excesses were not reported then;
    The intensity of torture etc may be more NOW, since the victims are ethnic Tamils.
    Oh! Dhammadeepa……..

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        Getting kicked around in the international arena and on a Sri Lankan forum. This is SAD. :)

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    Addendum.

    The Criminal Justice Commission [ CJC ] was established and the JVP cadres were brought to Trial. Most of them were released and the others were given a pardon in 1977.
    We do not see this with the Tamils taken into custody even for taking part in the Pottuvil to Polihandy [P2P] WALK. Their lot is to face Torture and Rape.

    This is by no means a reflection on the Sinhala community but an aberration on the part of a Govt: to treat its citizens differently!

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    A country which does not treat all it’s citizens equal ,worse discriminate, harass with intention of cleansing, leaders openly stating they just do not care for minorities anymore, has no future what so ever. For years govt after govt did it and our majority either pretended blind or many enabled such crooks by electing them. Now is the time for retribution for those 1) Who did not know care the inhuman treatment meted to political prisoners/fellow citizens (when you start protesting)2) people who did not know what is food scarcity and starvation is about(already in play) 3) people who never understood the feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness. 4) who doesn’t know what discrimination means ( the poor will realize soon) 5) own land and possession being taken away by govt 6) no access to basic health care , medications 6) loosing your kith and kin especially children 7) put in a state of despondence , depression and grief 8) Not to recognize the lies, deception, false propaganda and denials by our own govt (food scarcity, covid deaths, economic crisis) 9) realizing the true meaning of “democrazy” and having no rights 9) and many more.

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      The poor in Lanka are already facing the retribution, with time it will catch up with the rest.

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    Plato,
    Thanks for saying ‘This is by no means a reflection on the Sinhala community but an aberration on the part of a Govt: to treat its citizens differently!
    No right thinking Sinhalese will condone such actions.
    Sinhalese are correct to be suspicious of these reports because such reports are the building blocks of ‘supporting evidence’ to be presented at international agencies. Refer to my previous comment on ‘An Act to proclaim Tamil Genocide Education Week’.

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      Sunil, I just have one comment. Our own President, who too is accused of war crimes released a person , who was found guilty and sentenced by court, for murdering innocent Tamil civilians. He then went on to close all other pending cases. Do you need any more building blocks of supporting evidence. It is the government and media which portrayed minorities as terrorist. (Tamils/LTTE, Muslims/ISIS). By any means this is not a reflection on the Sinhala Community. Then again Rajapaksas appeal to SB for their unconditional support and they in turn oblige by seeking a Hitler in public.

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    ……….“Some of those who peacefully exercise their civic rights in Sri Lanka are being brutally beaten in detention, burned with hot metal rods and cigarettes, asphyxiated with petrol-soaked polythene bags, half drowned and then gang raped by the security forces.”………..
    IF TRUE, this is truly atrocious. Certainly, there are grievances, but if this is exaggeration, it can only harden the parties further, and be counter-productive.
    I do not hold a candle either for pro- or anti-tamil sentiments, but it certainly looks too much hyperbole when it says as above, and considering :
    “….detailed statements from 15 Tamils now in the UK who were abducted, illegally detained and tortured since the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government that came to power in November 2019”…..
    In UK ? May be credible if fuller and specific details given, as it is common knowledge for such things being said to get asylum. A good case in point is the NZ stabber who had claimed (Muslim Tamil, he said) all sorts of things to claim refugee status. UK & NZ immigration have been very lax in accepting such claims.
    …”Several said they had worked as volunteers for Tamil political parties.”….
    If so, how and why did not the “so many” Tamil political parties in Parliament, make a much bigger hue and cry on such a big issue of this, here in Sri Lanka.

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      My view,
      Similarly allegations of torture and summary execution have been made about Sinhala civilians too. So there is no reason to doubt that the police do these things. You ought to remember the tyre pyres in 1989, and the recent demise of many alleged criminals.
      It is possible that asylum seekers make fake statements, but there is no doubt that the police are brutish.

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        Dear OC.
        I fully subscribe to your….”So there is no reason to doubt that the police do these things”. In fact on an average, the South is more prone to be at the receiving end of the Police atrocities.
        However, I feel that railing at the UN Fora is unlikely to SOLVE any problem, and can only exacerbate the hard feelings of all concerned.
        Attacks normally invite counter-attacks. But a genuine feeling to arrive at a consensus is more appropriate.

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          “However, I feel that railing at the UN Fora is unlikely to SOLVE any problem, and can only exacerbate the hard feelings of all concerned.”
          *
          Do you think that any intelligent person seriously expects any solution from the UN or its arms?

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            …”Do you think that any intelligent person seriously expects any solution from the UN or its arms?”….
            Precisely my point. UN has no enforceable judicial power. It may pass sanctions, but these effect the whole country and citizens – not anyone specific, hence not salutary as punishment or prevention.
            By railing there, some may vent their feelings, someone will feel important in the world stage, others will derive a livelihood by taking others “causes” and getting funding.

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    Not just Sri Lankan army, all armed forces around the world do this.

    In fact, SLA is much better disciplined than the American forces. Does Yasmin Sokka not see what American forces did in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan?

    No armed force in the world is as disciplined as the SLA.

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      RSP
      Is military fatigue licence to sordid conduct?

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        SJ,

        I suggest you do not talk about things you have no experience in? Have you ever experienced military fatigue and was in desperate need of some R&R?

        If not, you will never understand.

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          RSP
          I agree that you are talking about things that you have much experience in. I remember reading your earlier posts about your sexploits.
          I only asked for a clarification on something you said.
          *
          You sound pretty desperate are you missing something?

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          ReginaldShamalPerera
          Have you ever experienced military fatigue and was in desperate need of some R&R?
          ————
          So raping men is form of ‘rest and recuperation’ for the armed forces?

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      RSP,
      “what American forces did in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan?
      No armed force in the world is as disciplined as the SLA.”
      You cunningly left out the fact that American forces didn’t do it to their own citizens.

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        OC,

        This is in no way to condone the despicable treatment of our own citizens the Tamils …… but for the record ……

        “American forces didn’t do it to their own citizens.”

        This did happen if the tan was a little too deep …….. read about the shootouts between the law-enforcement/national-guard and the Black Panthers in the 60s

        True ……. there was some sorta apparent “genuine attempt” to “get to the bottom” of the atrocities in Vietnam ( My lai or is it Mi Lay ) …….. and Water-boarding in Iraq ……. some minnows got punished …… but the instigator and the real culprit Rumsfeld got off scot free … not much different to SL, where the instigator and the real culprit gets elected president!

        Should I add ….. the ape in man is not a very nice animal?

        SJ, want a banana?

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          nf
          Your banana? No thanks.
          Try someone as desperate as you.

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            SJ,

            It’s funny :)) …….. When cornered, you behave like a child ……. some kids in the kindergarten used to be like that …….

            Seen Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey? Right at the beginning there is a scene where an old man goes back to become a child …… shows the cycle-ness of life ……

            You’re hitting that stage ……… hope, SJ-child is better than EE-child! :)))

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              No takers for the banana yet?

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                When talents fall far short of their egos …….. it’s difficult for many to admit they are nothing more than apes. :))

                The story of humanity is a nutshell !

                Gotta keep the charade up eh, SJ? ……. Ye are good at it but not good enough! …….. seen better

                Seen them come ……. and seen them go. :))

                The rest ….. whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. …….. for peace and harmony in the forum …… :))

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          nimal fernando,
          …… the ape in man is not a very nice animal? – want a banana?
          Your sarcasm is of the highest class of wit.
          (When would I get the chance to read your book.)

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            nf
            At last there is a taker with mouth wide open for your fruit.
            Do not miss your chance.

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              “taker with mouth wide open for your fruit.”

              That pretty low SJ! ……. after all you are a prof and needs to set a better example.

              Matching wits can do that to ye …….. make ye desperate to traverse the depths of degradation.

              OK OK ……… you are much older than me …… so out of respect for your age, I’m going to be gentle with you from now on …………… Phew!

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                nimal fernando, I can infer from your comments that you are intelligent.
                How come you continue to engage with low minds. Cut it off!
                (If you consider my advice unsolicited, cut me off!)

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                  OC
                  What is wrong with ‘a taker with an open mouth for a fruit on offer from you’ (which I had politely declined).
                  Some of you have such dirty minds.
                  *
                  I am very sorry that I did not advice you correctly on your favourite bodily beverage. I was scolded by a medic hereabouts that you may know. He said, on condition of anonymity, that it is toxic stuff, although people in uniform are in the habit of serving it to captives.
                  So please ignore my suggestion and stick to a glass of clean cool water.

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                    Sorry OC.
                    Oops!
                    I have been thrown off track by some angry people.
                    It should have been:
                    “nf
                    What is wrong with ‘a taker with an open mouth for a fruit on offer from you’ (which I had politely declined).
                    Some of you have such dirty minds.
                    *
                    I am very sorry that I did not advice you correctly on your favourite bodily beverage….although people in uniform are in the habit of serving it to captives.
                    So please ignore my suggestion and stick to a glass of clean cool water.

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        Old Codger,

        LTTE themselves said they were not part of Sri Lanka. Hence, I would never consider them our own citizens after that.
        But now peaceful Tamils are different. Besides we have a new enemy in town.

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          “I would never consider them our own citizens after that.”

          Forget what citizens anyone was ……

          Do you condone these atrocities done to any human beings?

          It speaks volumes about you as a person ………. than anyone else ………..

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          Reginald Shameless Pererass

          “Hence, I would never consider them our own citizens after that.”

          Meeeeeeeeee too.
          I also don’t consider the members of Sinhala/Buddhist racists armed forces as our own people. Thanks for leaving the country.
          When are you going to take them out of this island?
          Go fight for Americans in Middle East, Asia, …..

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            It does not matter what you think. You are a nobody.

            In comparison, I am a Veteran of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka. A proud warrior of Mother Lanka.
            Today I am a first class Market strategist making double digit profits for my clients. Can you list at least one of your accomplishments if you at least know what that means?

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              We got lot of double pakkas back home ,like you sort no difference to our Royal’s polish your passport and.keep it up what veteran,making double digits for your clients,come down south lot of deals going on…..you killed and strive …burn down the library …..for your own citizens….fought for SL who made LTTE ,JVP..bombed the schools hospitals….these are the.asylum seekers turn to be patriotic of SL……

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              RSP
              “… making double digit profits for my clients.”
              That is less than a hundred.
              You will soon have single digit (or even no digit) clients at this rate.

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              Reginald Shameless Pererass

              “In comparison, I am a Veteran of the Armed forces of Sri Lanka. A proud warrior of Mother Lanka.
              Today I am a first class Market strategist making double digit profits for my clients.”

              Walter Mitty character would have done much much better than you are in real life circumstances.

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                Nv
                If all is as shemsle ‘s pompous mouth piece drops, why can t he return from Toronto to our hell in making ? .
                .
                She Male cant be war veteran, likely he cooked for them, worked as ball checker ????
                .
                Shavrndra returned and now became spokesperson for medical docs and specialist s with zero knowledge in biology.
                .
                So why cant shemale continue his servile jobs medamulana alpha animals? 🤥🤥🤥🤥

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                  Reginald Shameless Pererass

                  Believes he is a super devil, like Walter Mitty, more he types about himself he is increasingly insulting Walter Mitty.

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      Reginald Shameless Pererass

      “In fact, SLA is much better disciplined than the American forces. “

      Could we have the copy of comparative studies on which you seemed to have based on your conclusion.

      Our problem is with genocidal Sri Lankan forces and not with Americans security forces. Soon you may have to keep record of Chinese Army’s atrocities in this island.

      Why don’t you stick to Sri Lankan forces record on human right abuses?
      It is far more difficult to defend Sri Lankan armed forces’ history of Human Rights abuses, actually from 5th April 1971 on wards.
      By the way except dumbos like you rest of us not interested in what American forces did or didn’t do. If you need unrelated irrelevant stories to attack America please ask SJ. On the other hand if you need unrelated irrelevant stories to praise China also contact SJ.

      When will you lot stop sitting on your head?

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        Native Vedda, You see the need to keep record of Chinese army atrocities and there are some real facts here. To enhance Chinese soldiers, they receive forbidden species mixing of animal and human DNA to being chimeras in a wicked atheistic culture persecuting several religious groups. When these murdering soldiers start mutating into more evil, recording is not enough. A system is needed to eliminate them to protect humanity.

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          davidthegood

          “A system is needed to eliminate them to protect humanity.”

          We should ask SJ for ideas who seems to adhere to his own brand of humanity, where he belies that China, China man, Chinese leaders former and present, Mao, Pol Pot, ……. SiriMao, …..could do no wrong.

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          dtg
          I do not know how you manage to totally confuse already confused minds.
          A partnership will be fun though.

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        “In fact, SLA is much better disciplined than the American forces. “
        .
        Outcome is clear today when look at the Covid death rates😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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          The army is reportedly doing a good job of monitoring the vaccination programme. No public complaints about the army personnel.
          The medical staff are as efficient.
          The current death rate has little to with the military.
          Mishandling the medical personnel and neglecting sound medical advice is not the fault of military personnel.
          *
          The US Covid-19 death achievement seems impressive, even without military support.

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      RSP,
      All around armed forces rape and so Sri Lanka army rape RSPs wife or daughter or sister is fine for you?

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      ReginaldShamalPerera

      Not just Sri Lankan army, all armed forces around the world do this.

      What you are saying it is happening in sri lanka This the main cause for infusing problem . Why put the blame on others after you do it.

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        RBH59,

        It was the Tamils who started the war. You don’t start a war if you cannot face the consequences of war. Nor do you start one if you cannot win it or at least break even.

        Your advise should be directed at the Tamils for starting the war. Your advise should be at the Tamils who strapped bombs around their waists and bombed our children into smithrens. You should not waste your time our the precious bandwidth of the internet trying to defend a group of women who grabbed our kids by their legs and smashed them onto walls.

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          Shameless Dalala Mamma , Thamizh did not start the war. It was the Chingkallams who started it by their state sponsored discrimination and marginalization of the island’s Thamizh from the time of indenpendence , the ethnic cleansing of Thamizh lands and settling Chingkallams in these lands and with their regular state sponsored anti Thamizh pogroms, espceially the July 1983 pogrom. How did you creep into Canada ? Are you one of these Chingkallams who had used the Eezham Thamizh displacement, for your own benefit, by stating something false to the Canadian government and now indulging in anti Thamizh propaganda. I bet if the Canadian government knew what you were really upto in the island, they will deport you and you will not be able to face the consequences.

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    I do not think these are isolated events done by a few to derive sadistic pleasure. Those who do claim so ignore the political context and the fact that human bodies are politicized.
    The violence imposed on the bodies of Tamils are part and parcel of Sinhala state’s counterinsurgency strategy of breaking their will and keeping them merely trying to survive than demanding their rights.
    The solution is ending the Sinhala military occupation of North and East.
    As long as the West supports militarization of Tamil homeland and insists on just reform, they are going to see Tamil asylum seekers taking the perilous journey to their shores.

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    How young Balachardra was treated by our Rana Virous … …….giving biscuits …..then on his chest …….

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      Yes sorry that Balachandran had to go that way. It’s part of the deterrent strategy to some future Prabahakaran wannabe that if they tried something like this ever again, even their children will not be spared.

      After all, nothing for the Sinhalese to feel guilty about. I was one of the first responders to the Kokkilai massacre. Boy oh boy what a scene it was. You’d forget Balachandran in a heart beat if you saw that. Dec 1st, 1984, the day my heart stopped beating even though I am still alive.

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      Cugan,
      The very was the case with sunday leader editor lasantha W.
      Cartoonist Ekanaligoda.
      Numouous journos
      Can anyone with some sanity ever forget?
      Problem is our sinhalayas are memory losers. Ranil had the chance but he was too soft and let f****d.
      Consequences are seen today similar after having reptiles let free,
      All these were not overlooked
      🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃

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    Old habits die hard. For those who ever doubted the terrible war crimes committed by our armed services up North and the East, it will be extremely naive to think it never happened. Here is more proof that our “honorable” men in uniform have been committing terrible crimes against women and the minority. Since the present regime has done nothing to address these crimes committed, or held those responsible accountable (which may mean themselves too), these crimes will go on and our citizens will keep suffering. Why do you think the Rajapaksa’s refused the international committee access to investigate? These are crimes based on racism. For shame Sri Lanka.

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      Ashan,
      “Old habits die hard.”
      —-
      Very true for Dravidians. They came as invaders 52 times and massacred Native Sinhalayo who lived in the NE from 3rd Century BC forcing them to abandon those areas and retreat to South. The 53rd massacre of Native Sinhalayo was started in 1983 by Prabhakaran and went on for three decades.

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        Eagle Thaatha, the Chingkallams are as much Dravidians as the Thamizh and are largely descened from the so called Thamizh invaders and immigrants from South India. There is no recorded history of Thamizh from South India invading and displacing Chingkallams from the North and East . Even your Mahavamsa fariy tale does not say that but on the contrary constantly refers to Thamizh lands to the north and east of the island. Please read your fairly tale very carefully. Your so called two ancient cities were built by Dravidians. Anuradhapuram by the Saivite Thamizh Naga and Pula Nari now Chingkalized to Polonarruwa by the Thamizh Cholas. Anuradhapuram may have been called by another name prior to Buddhism arriving and Saivite Thamizh Naga Thevanai Nambiya Theesan got converted to Buddhism, long before a people called Chingkallams or the Chingkalla languaage evolved. Now all these lies and fake history is being concocted by Chingkalla Buddhist Fascists and encouraged by the establishment, to falesely claim to ancient Thamizh lands in the north and east for the Chingkallams.

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    PLEASE BE AWARE the Rajapaksas are ASSASSINATING prominent Buddhist monks and others UNDER THE GUISE of Covid-19. They killed Vedda Chief Vannilaththo’s wife too. I guess they had a grudge against Vannilattho for boycotting a function attended by Gotabhaya a few months ago.
    Rajapaksa murderers ASSASSINATED Rajakeeya Panditha Shastrapathi Venerable Puliadde Sudhamma Thero, who was a well known Buddhist monk who was against Gotabhaya issuing a gazette directing Law College final exams be held only in English. Furthermore, Venerable Thero was extremely popular among the younger generation who were interested in the Sinhalese history and especially, King Rawana.
    Recently, Basil Rajapaksa used a pathetic reporter to interview Venerable Puliadde Sudhamma Thero and the answers given by Thero were somewhat weird. From the third interview, it was so obvious that the Venerable Thero was only repeating a script written by Basil Rajapaksa.
    I dare say, it is not Covid-19. The Rajapaksas ASSASSINATED Venerable Puliadde Sudhamma Thero.
    There are others in the Rajapaksas’ death list.
    I don’t want to say the names, but those who were approached by Basil, Gotabhaya or their henchmen to stop talking about Rawana, change the story about Diyasen, make speeches/lectures in support of the government and those who were insrumental in making a visible change in the society, PLEASE BE AWARE. The Rajapaksa murderers are following you.

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      Champa,
      “Recently, Basil Rajapaksa used a pathetic reporter to interview Venerable Puliadde Sudhamma Thero and the answers given by Thero were somewhat weird.”
      Don’t you think that anyone who believes in Ravana myths is weird in any case?

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      Rajapaksa murderers are carrying out the same terror that they unleashed from 2010 – 2015.
      Positive PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests are a well known racket to make money for Rajapaksa buddies.
      The Rajapaksas use the pandemic to strengthen their power and influence, even going to an extent to impose emergency laws to repress public voice.
      Today, Covid-19 has become a convenient weapon for the Rajapaksas to assassinate prominent Buddhist monks and other prominent people. The latest such assassination is Venerable Puliadde Sudhamma Thero. SDG Ajith Rohana narrowly escaped death, but still not out of harm.
      Before the next election and under the guise of Covid-19, the Rajapaksas are planning to assassinate almost all prominent Buddhist monks and others who are well known for their exemplary contribution to Buddhism, history, science, agriculture, society, etc.
      Covid-19 has replaced famous white vans, guns and thugs.

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    perfectly timed for the song and dance at the UN . It is surprising what a little bit of banging your head on wood and a few scratches and bruises that are self inflicted can do to an asylum case the Nadagam at the UN.

    Does anybody believe this nonsense anyway ?

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    ITJP is good at cooking up stories before UNHRC session.

    Check the pulse of non-V Tamils in the North. They want Sri Lanka Army and Police to stay because they feel more secure. These people told the Sub-Committee on Power Sharing of the Constitution Drafting Committee appointed during ‘Yahapalana’ Government not to give Land and Police powers to NPC because they know the outcome.

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    “Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday revealed that the Catholic Church has told the int’l community that justice has not been meted out to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks of 2019 and that there are attempts by the Government to undermine the investigation.”

    Wasn’t this the same person that was against foreign involvement when Tamil’s were looking for justice ?

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      Burt,
      The Cardinal, like some of the Hamudurwos, has realized that they were taken for a bloody good ride by the Rajapaksas, along with 69 lakhs of other idiots. Even 10 Bond Scams would be better than the current situation.

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        Oc.
        .
        It was SIRASATv and other media channels pushed the people in to the fire.
        .
        Media s mafia in srilanka is 10000 times powerful than that of drug menace.
        .
        If our police and law and order had brains things would have turned out to be betterovef the years. They too are inherited sinhala genetics 😉😉😉😉😉

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    Far too much hatred for the ‘Chinkalams’, listen to this instead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axn8W7C9tJ4

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        Good. Tamil music couldn’t soothe the savage beast. How sad. How sad to carry all that hatred for Sinhalese. PK you should love them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJcGOsqOZXI

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          Paul

          Do you have anything to say to,
          Punchi Point, Punchi Brain, Punchi Willi?

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          Uncle Paul. I only commented that the mashup was good and gave the link to the original song , stating it was better but the moderator allowed your mashup link but denied mine, for reasons known only to that person. Both are songs

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            Moderator please allow this if Paul’s mashup link of Chingkallams singing are allowed the original Thamizh song link should be allowed .

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juHpoMK3AuQ

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              Eugh! thank goodness the Chinkallams cleaned it up.

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      Paul

      “Far too much hatred for the ‘Chinkalams’, listen to this instead”

      Are you talking about the song?
      If you are then you must have given us the wrong link.

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    In sri lanka we hear of the ‘ranaviruwos’ raping tamil men (homosexuality)
    In haiti while serving with the UN they were caught running child prostitution rings
    (pedophilia)
    Strange people. I suspect many of them are serpent seeds.

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      And sinhala Buddhist monks molest child monks almost every other temple as a fox took control over poultry farm..please check it on web, there are enough reports also monks with HIV are not uncommon today 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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    What proof does this malicious woman have that these wounds are not self-inflicted? This South African woman is propagating refugee stories by Tamils about torture, while in her own country thousands of people are been tortured and nothing is being done.
     
    “The same research found that police too are seldom held accountable for abuses. Of over 40 000 formal complaints against them mostly for assault, including 1 078 allegations of torture, opened with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate since 2015, only 1.7% have resulted in a criminal conviction.
     
    Prison regulations permit the use of handcuffs, leg irons and leg-cuffs, belly chains, cable ties and high-security transport stun belts when outside a cell. Prison officials can use ‘non-lethal incapacitating devices’ that include chemical agents, electronically activated devices, rubber missiles and flares or distress signals.”

    Source: SA is breaking the law by making, using and exporting tools that can be misused by law enforcement.
    28 July 2020 / By Gugu Dube
     
    End torture in your own country first, and then worry about other countries. There are 40,000 complaints from South Africans – so get busy, you stupid pretentious hypocrite.

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      Punchi willi @.

      .please open ur eyes. U guys supported the rascals and consequences are before ur eyes today. Being mentally I’ll, urs can be different but we dont see it correct the way the medsmilan criminals do the job today 😉😉😉😉

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        P.P,
        Why don’t you go visit a Police station alone at night? You know what happened to that Sinhala mother and daughter in Horana.
        But then, you must be attractive too.
        From the things that you write, I can imagine you won’t meet the criteria.

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    Punchi willi @.

    .please open ur eyes. U guys supported the rascals and consequences are before ur eyes today. Being mentally I’ll, urs can be different but we dont see it correct the way the medsmilan criminals do the job today 😉😉😉😉

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    Massacres of Tamils has been happening earlier for a long time.
    This has now become common.

    http://www.iceelamtamils.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/English-Massacres-of-Tamils-1956-2008.pdf

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