29 July, 2021

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Sri Lanka’s Desperate Damage Control Exercise To Degrade Draft UNHRC Resolution

By Thambu Kanagasabai

Thambu Kanagasabai

Recently. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a three man Commission to study and find out if any human rights violations have been revealed in the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission [LLRC] Paranagama and Udalagama Commissions by ignoring and rejecting the several Reports of the UN Special Rapporteurs including United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon’s Report which detailed comprehensive human rights violations. However, Sri Lanka has amply demonstrated its defiance to not to implement the Recommendations contained in the 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1 UNHRC Resolutions. In response Sri Lanka adopted the usual and convenient tactics of requesting extensions and obtaining them easily with the support of UNHRC member countries but Sri Lanka has thereby successfully achieved its goals by keeping the Resolutions in vacuum and at bay for the last five years. Now it has dealt the final blow by informing its withdrawals and rejections of those Recommendations and Resolutions describing them as external interference on Sri Lanka’ s sovereignty and integrity though they were also the co-sponsors of those Resolutions.

UNHRC High Commissioner for Human Rights Michalle Bachelet’s leaked report which could be submitted in the forthcoming UNHRC 46th Session in March 2021 is forthright, frank and has exposed the tantrums and gimmicks of Sri Lanka enabling it to discard, ignore and finally reject those Resolutions with contempt while challenging the credibility, status and strength of the prestigious UN body UNHRC among the World of Nations.

UNHRC High Commissioner for Human Right’s proposed draft Resolution has brought Sri Lanka down to its knees and has sent shivers and panic. As a result, it is now busy scrambling and searching for futile damage control exercises which could be laced with empty pledges and promises as before including face saving measures like the recent three man Presidential Commission hurriedly assembled by a panicky President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

This eye washing Commission is mandated “To find out whether Presidential Commissions of inquiry and Committees which have been appointed to investigate human rights violations have revealed any human rights violations of international law and other such serious offences”.

It is learnt that LLRC appointed in 2011, and Udalgama and Paranagama Commissions appointed in 2014 to look into enforced disappearances would fall within the “Search and reveal for any human rights violations”. It is to be noted that said Commissioner’s Reports will be retrieved from the archives for this purpose.

It is a palpable truth that human rights violations are entrenched in the politics of Sri Lanka which was inaugurated in 1948 by late Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake and continues unabated with some respites at occasional periods. So far more than 15 State Commissions have been appointed since 1977 starting with the Sansoni Commission with a majority of them dealing with human rights violations committed against the Tamils including Tamils of Indian Origin.

The mandate itself is hollow and farcical which targets to confirm the positions that so far no human rights violations have occurred in Sri Lanka. As such the Commission is attempting to scan some of the state appointed commissioners’ Reports for search and possibly reveal if any human rights violations have been reported by the Commissioners.

In this respect. the several graphic pictures of extra judicial killings by security forces photographed by Sri Lankan soldiers and given for publications by Channel 4 TV in United Kingdom provide on the spot and direct evidence including rape and murders of Isaipriya and others by the soldiers who were seen gleefully enjoying the cruel and inhuman treatment of captured Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE] cadres who were stripped and naked.

The Commission appointed by the President is nothing but a mockery of justice and travesty of accountability aiming to hoodwink the United Nations, UNHRC at its worst level. The shallowness and hollowness of this Commission can be seen when one considers the timing and motivation.

It is crystal clear that if not for the UNHRC High Commissioner’s harsher and punitive measures recommended in the draft Resolution, the President would not have even dreamt of appointing the latest or any Commission to deal with human rights violations as Rajapakaas’ position right from the end of the war in 2009 has been outright denial of any commission of war crimes etc. even the killing of a single civilian during the genocidal war from 2006 – 2009. Furthermore the members of the appointed Commission are of questionable reputation and standing. One member is the retired Inspector General of Police Chandra Fernando who carries the dubious reputation and name as an officer who extolled and justified torture to detainees as far for him it was the only method available to extract involuntary confessions from the detainees.

In addition, the ulterior motive behind the appointment of the Commission is to shield the several alleged war crimes accused and protect them from prosecution for the alleged war crimes etc. In short, the Commission is empowered and bound to recommend exculpatory measures. In the end. all suspects and those involved in the alleged commissions of war crimes etc. would be finally sheltered under Sri Lanka’s historical entrenched culture of impunity.

In this respect, International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch’s comments on the Commission are as follows:

“It is a travesty of justice and attention to deflect robust action. [ICJ – 26th January 2021] while Human Rights Watch commented that “It is a dangerous attempt to avert urgently needed international action”.

In short, they have aptly described the hollow credibility of this Commission.

Therefore, there is no iota of doubt that this Commission will perform its functions as guided and controlled and the expectations would be the solidification and continuance of entrenched culture of impunity for alleged war criminals while throwing the basic pillars of democracy, accountability, justice and rule of law to no man’s land and deserting the victims of war to languish and abandoning them to live in limbo.

It is therefore of paramount and crucial importance for the United Nations, UNHRC and the International Community to rise to this serious occasion and exercise their powers and authority and rein in Sri Lanka to behave as a respected UN member while halting the hoodwinking and contemptuous defiant postures and daringly challenging the role, strength and credibility of respected world bodies – United Na\ions and UN Human Rights Council.

The irony of this commission is that it includes a member who is alleged to have committed human rights violations while he was entrusted to investigate detainees and was alleged to have inflicted torture and also facing allegations of extra judicial killings and enforced disappearances.   In this respect this member has donned the role of an accused functioning as judge and jury.

It is learnt that a consensus Resolution is being prepared by some UNHRC Members which is actively supported by Sri Lanka. A would be diluted consensus Resolution if adopted would favour Sri Lanka which will not hesitate to exploit its delay and discard the UNHRC Recommendations while crowning human rights violations in Sri Lanka firmly rooted as a permanent political weapon against minorities and others opposing the Government.

*Thambu Kanagasabai –  LLM [London] Former Lecturer in Law, University of Colombo Sri Lanka.

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    Rajapakse family is good at cheating, lying, bribing (buying and selling) to make money and assets to increase their family wealth. They have already sold this island to China. They will not stop until they make every citizen suffer in poverty and beg for a meal in the streets( like monks).

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      Srilanka tried it again and again-

      Sirisena’s presidency ended up paving way former high criminals becoming more powerful than no times in the past. This was the predictions of my GURU late Rev Sobitha thero. so good governance ended up in vain. Today that real humanist, Ranjan Ramanayaka is imprisoned for 4 years , while many other high criminals be permitted to rule the country.
      .
      Very same people (over 70% of srilankens living rural areas are made permament blind for Rajapakshe comeback) elected GOTA, but he has proved that his ruling is multiple time worst than that of SIRISENA. Today srilanka is compared with Myanmar… after March 2021, it will be declared as one another country be counted with Iran, Myanmar and the like.
      .
      Those vulnerable living in rural corners, who are the majority in the island nation, are made to believe that Rajaapkshes are the leaders to have liberated the nation from LTTErs, no matter collectivity along with various other reasons defeated LTTErs by 2009. Licking the ROLLER FELD at BIA on his arrival sent the message across that Mahinda Rajakashe loves this nation as no any other leaders would do.

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        Our new king Gotabaya not trying or tried. He finished and completely wiped out LTTE and LTTE leadership. Sinhalese Aryans country never ever allow any separatists, extremists, and any terrorists, extremists, separatists oriented people and political leaders to come out against the Sinhalese nation. Let the other countries mind their own affairs.Diaspoda barking for nothing. End of the PEELAM 2009

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      Authorities of Newham council an east London Borough, removed Sri Lanka flag which had been hoisted in its premises without permission, when complained by Tamils, and apologized for the illegal act. There is a racist Sinhala women married to an Indian called Lakmini Sha who may have been instrumental of this, which has brought shame to Sri Lanka. While prompt action was taken to remove Sri Lanka flag, no one took action to stop LTTE symbol being projected on perimeter wall of British Parliament despite barking of Sri Lanka High Commission and Braying of Sinhala racists.

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        Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
        “no one took action to stop LTTE symbol being projected on perimeter wall of British Parliament”
        —-
        This shows that some people find it difficult to get rid of their hypocritical behavior although they pretend that they are civilized.

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        Does that mean that barking and braying by some is music to the ears of the British government?
        Based on past conduct, I have serious doubt.

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        Wow ..

        That must be a huge win for you .

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        Dr GS,
        May be she is a diehard supporter of medamulana. The kind of mad sinhalayas make it even worst.
        If Lakshimin Sha bitch ‘s reactions would work as hurt of the wounds, the consequences would be beyond estimation. She may be living in the UK, but seems to have learned the basics. That has lot do do with her upbringing. There are also such women in Rome and Dubai. These women would do anything and everything to white wash Rajaakshes. I really dont know what goes the heads of the bitches. I am very ashamed for sinhala race.
        As of today, almost everything is twisted by Alugosuwa, as if srilanka is their pvt property. All these were predicted by us long before bitch sons got elected.

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          LM
          Your use of offensive language is getting out of control.
          Remember, you took the moral high ground to object to my use of the term sodomist in a lighthearted comment.
          Now look at what you call a female you dislike.
          *
          Please do not make excuses for the offensive language but seriously reexamine your attitude towards Black people as well as women.
          *
          What amuses me is that champions of decency gloss over vile language by those who play along with their political line but take exception only when it comes to those who do not fall in line.

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            SJ,
            .
            agree, but we are all human beings. No excuases but we cant respect anyone of them today. Srilanken expatriates are caught by all the unexpected since we cant rely on the embassy information My situation is fine, but I cry for the others. My elderly parents are well down there in SL, but they would not be able to shed the last breath without seeing me again, if criminal net works would stand our way. I will try to be more decent when commenting on to CT. Apologies for inconience. Once posted, you cant re-edit them again.

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              LM
              Thanlks
              I think that speed of communication is also the curse of the Internet.
              I think of the hip remarks destroy each of us.

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                SJ,
                exactly. Being imotional, we make irrepairable mistakes. But our mistakes are negligible when looking at the total ignorance of politicians in power.

                I am very sorry looking at those who are caught by the unexpected, being thrown to streets in Middle East countries. today. What happened to human rights activists ? Why cant govt yet address such alarming issues with some seriosness ? So called buddhist monks that would constantly chant for good, behave today as if they are made to be blind and deaf ? They took lead to bring sinister forces back to power, but in the same time, they dont care when people dont survive in middle east. Here I have a big question about practising buddhism by so called sinhalayas in my country.
                Let leaving own people such grave moments- is a real big sin. Dont srilanken Sanga Community have enough funds to allow those stranded people return home ?

                I heard some are reported to have committed suicide in the landlord’s toilets while others are caught by easy prey of the street gangs. Those countries are crowded by labouer communties being imported from India, Bangalidesh, Philiphines and srilanka. Senses of responsible politicians are distorted for some reasons, they behave as if they are caught by perception disorder.

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        Well done Gnana S you just prove what a shameless racist and liar you are. The Sri Lanka flag was removed because Newham has a large Tamil population and votes matter to British politicians. They cannot order people to vote or abstain from voting as Thalaivar did. While racist Tamil bigots exploit the ignorance and innocence of the British public, racist Sinhala bigots do the same in Sri Lanka, so don’t complain about it.
        .
        What next for Newham? Are you going to demand devolution or go straight for separation?

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          Federation of Saiva temples in UK, wrote to British government about destruction of Hindu temples and construction of Buddhist temples over them, which was forwarded to SL High Commission in London for their view. Instead of replying to that, HC asked Hindu federation not to raise the issue at this time as it will embarrass Sri Lanka at UNHCR sessions. Hindu federation told HC, we will stop it, if you stop destroying Hindu temples in Sri Lanka. Sinhala racists living in UK are like dogs with their tails tucked between their legs, because law in UK is same for both Tamils and Sinhalese and British courts are very fair. Those Sinhalese who are used to jungle laws and Kangaroo courts in Sri Lanka, are naturally unhappy.

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            Dr.
            We all accepted there was no other path left when Tamils launched the armed struggle. We accepted LTTE too made mistakes at the end. Only way now to convince international community that an International Investigation needed is that Tamils fully pledge to take responsibility for what happened in the war on LTTE side. But any “guilty verdict” must come from an International Jurist Group, not by any hybrid- that is Sinhala Aappa diplomats participating inquiry. Our case is not against Sinhalese; not even against Sinhala Buddhists; or the 6.9 M voted for the Neo Nazi government. But it is against the Sinhala Buddhist governments that ruled Tamils after Britain left.

            LTTE is still a banned Organization in many first world countries. But what we trying to do diplomatically is what SJV did with Ahimsha and what Leader Pirapaharan did with arms – the freedom war. So far we have not moved even an inch against the government, in our war. International government has not come to our path yet, but Aanduwa fully understand that Tamils are no longer willing to settle anything than freedom. That is it is flexing its full might in UNHRC. So I don’t think so far we have achieved any kind of victory to feel happy. Premature celebration would make the system to fail like the mistake Gandakari did in Mahabharata.

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              ‘We all accepted there was no other path left when Tamils launched the armed struggle.’
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              Utter crap. You are making excuses for terrorism. The Tamils couldn’t produce a Gandhi or Mandela or Martin Luther King. They couldn’t be bothered to reach out to touch Sinhalese hearts. It was much easier to turn to violence. So they produced a Hitler.

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                Svenson
                “Utter crap. You are making excuses for terrorism. The Tamils couldn’t produce a Gandhi or Mandela or Martin Luther King. “
                Tamils could touch the heartless Sinhala Buddhists’ hearts because Sinhala Buddhists, to kill Tamils in Lakhs and lakhs, only produced rebirths of Hitler,(King) Mussolini (JR), Mugabe (Old King), Pinochet (New King) , Ecobar (Younger Brother Prince) , Poolandevi (Siri Mao), Ehilopola (Don Stephen) & Don Juan (Solomon West Ridge Way Dias).

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                  Can somebody please translate this into English for the Newham Borough Council?

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        Ado Gnana,

        “There is a racist Sinhala women”

        There are millions all over the world. That is the only way to deal with you Tamils.
        British government may not have taken steps to remove the LTTE symbol being projected, but they certainly helped the Sri Lankan Army on techniques to kill the Tamils. Now try your best to fix the british nationals involved in the process.

        You are obviously spending your twilight years, not a bad idea to amuse yourself with this kind of nonesense.

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      Ajith, Today’s media reported Ukranian satakaya brought 1500 tourists to their hotels to increase family wealth rather than the tourism industry in the nation. Covid all over.

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        DTG,
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        This is being handled by that UDAYAYANGA weerathunga, man who was under search of INTERPOL for mig deal. Remember ? I heard each and every embassy in EUrope is given a list of hotels which they thought war4 star, 5star like but by the time, some passengers were brought to the hotels, they were not even equpped with the mini,mum toilet facilities. This is the ground reality of Ballige puthas governing srilanka today. What more can go wrong ? I am very scared to return my mother land… however our elederly parents have to go through all the anxities. All curse woudl work on Rajaakshes and their unborn children for sure.

        Alone the term being used to name ” GOD FATHER OF UKRAINE TOURISM” ha ha.. is joke. Term GOD FATHER is being used to explain negative activities. but ballige putha though was named as one of the ambassadors to have worked under his relative Mahinda Rjaakshes proved himself to be another idiot. That Jaliya WIkramsooriya was the other. These men evidently have not the minimum qualitfications than their blood relationship to rascal family.

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          Godfather is not always used in a negative sense. It got a little popular that way after the movie.

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            I have never heard about being reported that ” Godfather of Tourism Industry or any other like minded industries”.
            .

            godfather
            /ˈɡɒdfɑːθə/
            Learn to pronounce
            See definitions in:
            All
            Religion
            Crime
            noun
            1.
            a man who presents a child at baptism and promises to take responsibility for their religious education.
            “he is godfather to her son”
            2.
            a man who is influential or pioneering in a movement or organization.
            “the godfather of alternative comedy”

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      Ajith,
      There is a short circuit in your brain that mix up Rajapakshe with Wickramasinghe. All the things you mentioned are applicable to Wickramasinghe not Rajapakshe.
      Wickramasinghe:
      • Cheated the voters by promising a ‘Yahapalana’ Government and gave a ‘Jadapalana’ Government.
      • Robbed the Central Bank not once but twice.
      • Sold Hambantota port to Chinese and took $973 million but no one knows what happened to that money.
      • Stopped construction of ECT started by Rajapakshe and planned to sell that probably to put that check also in his pocket
      • Stored paddy at Mattala airport while there were storage facilities to ruin the image of Mattala airport and probably sell that and put that check in his pocket
      These are few examples. The list is too long to mention here.
      —-
      “Rajapakse family is good at cheating, lying, bribing (buying and selling) to make”

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    UN Bodies are generally talk shops and nothing more. To expect dramatic action from the UNHRC is a hopeless expectation. This is a body that was forced to accept Saudi Arabia a gross human rights violator into its ranks by the USA under Trump. The unofficial leaked report will become official only if the big players want it. Even then other member states can oppose and block such reports and resolutions. The reason we have a leader who has absolutely no human rights credibility and a gross human rights abuser is the local adoring population of nitwits. Brought up in backward swabasha villages and preached to by monks who are absolutely clueless. They do not comprehend these lofty ideals. They think beating up and murdering Tamils and Muslims is A.O.K. They also do not trust any western organization. This has been drilled into them thru their swabasha mouth pieces. Rather than wean these idiots from their stupid way of thinking we have a crafty scheming ruling junta who loves to keep these mutts in perpetual ignorance.

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    UNHRC is a toothless tiger. Nothing to worry. They can pass any number of resolutions but they are ineffective.

    This is just an annual February/March drama.

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    Every UNHRC sessions brings some hope to Tamills. But all hope is soon dashed once it is over.

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    These Dunbos who write articles on UNHRC meeting think and perhaps pray Sri Lanka will and should face a great disaster like Tsunami after this meeting.
    Sinhalayo are a brave race that have faced 52 Dravida invaders from 3rd Century BC up to 1500, three European invaders from 1505 to 1948, Tamil terrorism for three decades, Muslim terrorism and international pressure at various stages and prevailed. So, Sinhalayo will survive the threats from UNHRC as well.

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    Thambu Kanagasabai,
    In Sri Lanka, human rights violations are NOT deeply rooted as a weapon against minorities.
    Racism, violence and human rights violations are deeply rooted among Malabar Vellala Demala (Tamils after 1911) politicians as a weapon against Sinhalayo who allowed them to settle down in their country. They are the people who promoted Tamils to take up arms and gave birth to LTTE Tamil terrorists who slaughtered innocent Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies in a barbaric way using suicide bombers, claymore bombs and chemical weapons. These LTTE Tamil terrorists committed war crimes and human rights violations not only against Sinhalayo but even their own Tamil people with the full support from Tamil politicians.
    The Government of Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces liberated Tamils, Sinhalayo, Muslims and others from the clutches of ruthless LTTE Tamil terrorists.
    —-
    “…while crowning human rights violations in Sri Lanka firmly rooted as a permanent political weapon against minorities…”

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    Thambu Kanagasabai,
    Malabar Vellala Demalu (Tamils after 1911) have a proven record for treating their fellow Tamils who belong to low castes in an inhumane manner and violating their human rights using Malabar Customary Law called ‘Thesawalamei’. As a lawyer, have you ever raised your voice against those human rights violations?
    Malabar Vellala Demala politicians went all the way to UK to beg the Privy Council to annul the Social Disabilities Act passed in 1957 by the Government of Ceylon enabling low caste Tamils to enter schools for the first time and opposed Standardization and Quota System that benefited Demala people outside Yapanaya.

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      Malabar is a coastal region in Kerala. If any Malabars were in SL they must be from there.

      https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/a-slice-of-keralas-slave-trade-history/articleshow/67067297.cms

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        Tamil Nadu coast was called Coromandel, derived from Tamil word Karai Mandalam (Coastal region). Madras to Calcutta intercity train is named Coromandel express.

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          Another one for you to amuse yourself with

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            RAVI PERERA
            Sinhala Speaking Demela

            Ceylon Today reported that 500,000 Sri Lankan families lacked toilets.
            Aren’t you going to commit suicide? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

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              Koti Vedda,

              The fact that about 50% of the Tamil Nadu population have no toliet facilities make me not want to committ suicide. Also we sent a million tamils out of this country, so why should i commit suicide

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          GS
          This is Britannica’s take on it:
          The region derives its name from the Tamil Chola Mandalam (“Land of the Chola,”)
          *
          You are giving clay-pot a good run for his money.

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        G
        This is yet another of your ‘Coleman balls’.
        Before blabbering, check when the term was first used to refer to the people of Jaffna and by whom

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      Malabar Vellala Demala politicians went all the way to UK to beg the Privy Council to annul the Social Disabilities Act passed in 1957 by the Government of Ceylon enabling low caste Tamils to enter schools.

      Eagle, where did you learned this history, Jaffnahistory.com? In addition to SWRD’s SDA, FP had SWRD to pass Temple Entry Private bill, because that time all Hindu Temples were private properties. Temple Entry closed the loopholes in the SDA, on Hindu side. That is why these days in North East anybody can have temple and all can going to them. But the Southern temples are caste based and Govis will not allow other caste Bald head in their temples.

      Anyway, as per your history, when Portuguese were bringing the Malabar Vellala Demelos, the low caste Tamils came in the same boats with Malabar Vellala Demolos or in a separate boat. Or are saying the low caste Tamils, Native Sinhaloyas & Native Veddas all are non-evolved Balangoda Vedas? Because you are creating a confusion with your language

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    With Countries like China, Russia, and other dictators ruled countries ready shield SL from any meaningful actions against the rulers who had perpetrated
    Crimes against HUMANITY.
    In a Democratic Country with minorities, the Majority race/group should lose its SOVEREIGNTY if they repress/Subjugate them. The Rulers must not be allowed to take cover under Sovereignty.
    It’s time for India to guide SL to become a country that preserves Multiculturalism and the Human Rights of all SL Citizens

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      Rajive Ghandis Ghost will make sure that Tamils in Sinhale get what they deserve

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        Ado Moda RAVI PERERA,
        “Tamils in Sinhale get what they deserve “ Do you mean “Tamil Eelam”?
        Dr.Jeysankar came with 500,000 free vials but got chased out of Lankawe after robbing the vaccine. Mrs Ghandhi saved Siri Ma O from JVP and gave Katcha Divu only to Land Pakistan enemy military planes in in Colombo Passenger airport (If it were China, Colombo Air Port might have been flattened, additionally with wiping out whole computers in Lankawe) . Rajiv could not do that while he was alive, when Vijithamuni crushed him with butt of the rifle. You think Rajiv’s Ghost is that powerful so it can get Tamils what they want, the Tamil Eelam. That is naive thought man. Start to Pray Quveni’s Ghost to let your land go free, instead possessing for 2500 years. (You can’t understand because of the Karma that back in your ancestry a bestiality woman, against Buddhism, slept with a wild animal so that you are still suffering. They say in Tamil that “an ass has become an ant by working too hard. The best land in Asia when Britain was leaving, now waiting to become atomic desert by superpowers, war. You are honestly a stupid man. )

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        Ado Ravi Perera, another racist who keeps the racial hatred at the top of the agenda in SL, it was the RAW that used the bloody LTTE to blast RG. You mutt don’t know a damn thing about what goes around you, but always posts racist rubbish here. The racists from the south created and fed this rabid dog called the LTTE, while they were flourishing in the south. Unfortunately the whole nation suffered.

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        RAVI PERERA
        Sinhala Speaking Demela

        “Rajive Ghandis Ghost will make sure that Tamils in Sinhale get what they deserve”

        What Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni started Thanu finished the job without any remorse.

        Didn’t you set off fire crackers?

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    “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a three man Commission to study and find out if any human rights violations”

    Isn’t this like a thief running with the crowd looking for the thief. Who the F are you trying to fool.

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      Burt,
      “Isn’t this like a thief running with the crowd looking for the thief. Who the F are you trying to fool.”
      —-
      LTTE Tamil terrorists who committed heinous war crimes and human rights violations and racist Tamil politicians who supported them are also doing exactly the same thing. They go to the International Community and scream ‘The Government of Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces committed war crimes and human rights violations during the war against Tamil minorities’.
      Who the F Demalu are trying to fool?

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        Eagle ‘ding dong’ Eye, some of the major killers and the sole gun runner of the LTTE are working for the Rajapaksas. Do you want their names? This guy KP who was the gun runner for the LTTE, purchased weapons on the black market that killed thousands of soldiers and civilians. Lets see whether you can come up with a decent counter argument. But idiot, don’t come back here and tell me they changed their ways, so its ok.

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      Burt Man

      “Who the F are you trying to fool.”

      The 6.9 million dumb asses who voted for crooks .
      By the way 9.4 million refused to or didn’t vote for the war criminals.

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      Burt, exactly. It is similar to Ali Baba asking someone to investigate his 40 thieves. This country is a circus and the President is a damn maniacal clown.

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    The international community must take a stance that is equivalent to hanging these extremist sinhala buddhists by their legs and flogging them till they return to their natural state of begging for mercy like the dogs they are.
    .
    No more nonsense commissions, no more time wasting excuses.
    .
    There has to be strict sanctions against these extremist sinhala buddhists, travel bans for them/their families/their cronies, freeze stolen funds that have been stashed away in foreign countries. Freeze of foreign aid to the extremist beggar buddhist government. The international community should adopt a ‘no mercy’ approach with these extremist sinhala buddhists.

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        Eagle ‘Ding Dong Bell’ Eye, thanks for keeping it short. Absolutely brilliant? Where did you get your PhD from? Hambantota Rajapaksa University of the dumb?

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    Appointing Commission is an eyewash to UNHRC. The government will appoint their supporters to be in the Commission as the Commission members who may be retired Military officials and buddies of Gota will gt financial benefit from Sri Lankan judiciary is like puppet n the hands of Gota government. If they fail to cat as wanted my Gaota, they will meet the same fate as the Judiciary of Uganda during Idi Amin’s time, We know the ftae of several previous commisions .
    Commissions are full Omissions If a Commision is to be appointed it should be judges of high intergrity from India, Sigppoare UK and Canada and none from Sri Lanka

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      K
      You know it and I know it that UNHCR thrives on eyewashes.
      Why are we wasting time with it?

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    What is fascinating is that many SL nationals grab any opportunity to promote themselves and curry favor with those in power. Anything that trends socially brings forth an army of would-be writers who fill pages of every available media. In recent times print media pages are full of articles by obscure personalities blackguarding the UN, the UNHRC, and its Commissioner Michelle Bachelet. Bravely such scribblers write open letters to all and sundry and to Ms Bachelet in particular, as if anyone outside out little island will be reading such childish and silly stuff. The articles must make the authors feel good. They do nothing else. Perhaps five or 10 friends will pat the hero on the back. Well done, they will say.

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    Important discussion is what are the Tamils inside the county going to get by hanging a couple of army chaps.
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    I understand that as far as the Vadukkodai objective is concerned it is important to maintain the animosity between the two parties to triger the next critical event. Any cooling off will only prolonge that occurrence. UNHRC is helping the process in a mathematically caculated precision.
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    Sinhala side is no match, nowhere near, to the Tamil side in the propaganda war.
    That much has to be humbly acknowledged.
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    As I always say this Tamil desire to live in Sinhala majority provinces is their main obstacle and until that mentality remains Sinhalese have nothing much to worry.

    Soma

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