29 October, 2020

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Sri Lanka’s New Army Chief A Blow To Justice: Human Rights Watch

Sri Lanka’s promotion of a senior officer whose division was implicated in serious human rights abuses casts doubt on government pledges to credibly investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

Jagath Dias

Jagath Dias

Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias, who led the Army’s 57th Division during the last two years of the civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was appointed army chief of staff, one of the armed forces’ highest post. Although effective May 7, 2015, the appointment was only made public on May 15.

“Sri Lanka’s new government has promised genuine accountability for wartime abuses, but naming the general of an abusive unit the army chief of staff is a slap in the face for victims,” said Brad Adams, Asia director.

“Members of the UN Human Rights Council expecting genuine accountability in Sri Lanka need to closely scrutinize the government’s actions.”

The last months of Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long civil war, which ended on May 19, 2009, with the defeat of the LTTE, were marked by widespread violations of the laws of war by both sides. An independent report commissioned by the United Nations secretary-general found that up to 40,000 civilians, mostly ethnic Tamils, died during the war’s final months.

The 57th Division took part in the last battles of the war, including the extremely bloody and abusive fighting on a small stretch of beach in Mullaitivu district. Human Rights Watch documented the indiscriminate shelling of civilians and hospitals by government forces in the region where the 57th Division was deployed.

The previous government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied any laws-of-war violations by the military and placed all blame for civilian losses on the LTTE. He rewarded top commanders for their role in the war. Gen. Dias served as the deputy head of Sri Lanka’s mission to Germany from 2009 to 2011. In 2013, Gen. Dias was denied entry visas to Australia and the United States for his possible involvement in war crimes.

In light of the Sri Lankan government’s resistance to accountability, the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014 adopted a resolution calling on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to open an independent international investigation into allegations of abuses by both sides. The Rajapaksa government refused to cooperate with the investigation.

The present government of President Maithripala Sirisena, elected in January 2015, has stated publicly that it intends to reverse Rajapaksa’s policies and deliver justice and accountability for war crimes. While positive steps have been taken to end the Rajapaksa government’s repressive governance style, the new administration has yet to make meaningful moves toward addressing wartime abuses.

The government should put into place an effective accountability mechanism with a significant international component. Previous government accountability mechanisms have been impaired by harassment, threats, and violence against witnesses and commissioners. The best way to address this problem would be to create a combined international and domestic court similar to the successful hybrid courts in Sierra Leone and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

“The government’s appointment of General Dias is further proof that Sri Lanka needs an independent justice process with a strong international component that can undertake impartial investigations and prosecutions,” Adams said. “Six years since the end of the brutal conflict, the victims of the war still await justice.”

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    This is like putting VP as the Army General of Sri Lanka. Murderer gets promoted to army chief. Ranil you screwed up eh??? I thought you will do a decent job after that hood rat rajapakse was thrown out of his dictatorship, ahah you failed too.

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      “The best way to address this problem would be to create a combined international and domestic court similar to the successful hybrid courts in Sierra Leone and Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

      That is the only way to find the truth and justice for the large scale, deliberate massacre of Tamil civilians during the war.

      Everything else is pandering the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism and its ugly actions on Tamils for 67 years, and still ongoing.

      Appeasing the wrong-doers will only perpetrate such actions against humanity in the future too.

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        Or just other way around? Tamilians have been using to go against Sinhalas and their due place in the history of Sri Lanka/Sinhale/Ceylon/Taprobane/Heladiva or whateva you call it, not in the last 67 years but in history throughout?

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        ” That is the only way to find the truth …”

        What truth you want to find ?? – Truth is known to all and people who are not sitting on their brain do understand the truth — During the last stages of war Gov. declared “No Fire Zone” and air drop leaflets among civilians held by LTTE terrorist asking them to move into these zones however LTTE goons did not allow anybody to move into these zones – anybody who dared to go against LTTE were briefly shot – the top command gave very specific orders not to use heavy guns towards LTTE held civilians — during night time some civilians risk their lives and wade through water of the Mulative lagoon towards Army held areas and towards morning thousands started pouring into Army held areas – Aerial videos of these mass moving innocent tamils were shown to Diplomats and general public – who witnessed LTTE goons trying their best to prevent innocent tamilians moving en masse towards army held areas and SL Navy helping innocent tamilians to get over the lagoon – When they arrive army held areas these tamilians were in a very bad state due to starvation and dehydration – Army while fighting with LTTE took steps to look after them

        During the latter stages LTTE goons employed various techniques to lure Army into attacking civilian targets as LTTE never valued human life of either Tamils or any other races- but Army was very careful in avoiding these traps – the success of Army operations were mainly due to their employment of small advance units behind LTTE defence lines and destroying them from behind and front – not by haphazard use of heavy guns – even during areal bombing Air force fighters use to study their targets very carefully with the help of ground forces to avoid killing innocent tamils – For your information our forces had taken all possible precaution to prevent killing of innocent tamils – Like mothers/fathers of Democracy (Americans) killing many innocent civilians in their Drone attacks which UNHRC use to ignore as unavoidable deaths – Mr Brad Adams if you have balls please try to raise your big mouth against these autocracies against civilians –
        You are wasting your energy and time by trying to teach us lessons on HR – we have observed HR during our war against most inhuman terrorist outfit in the world – there are many with real proofs with real facts to prove this stand before any international forum
        — unfortunately MR Gov. failed to use these resources constructively as they used Country’s best idiots to represent our foreign policy in international forum – I think you better turn your attention towards Diaspora war criminals still living among you as we have already eliminated all who were living here

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          Cool story bro..

          You must have missed the moments when naked blind folded civilians/unarmed surrendered combatants are brought and executed by shooting in the back of the head one by one while the soliders talking in sinhala like “Kunupiti maranawa wage” You know some of us tamils do know sinhalese language ;)

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      Dear Hon. Sirisena

      Thanks for promoting Maj. Gen Dias to the position of the New Army Chief. It is well overdue for the contributions he made to wipe out save this great land from barbaric LTTE monkeys. Maj. Gen is a true son of Mother Lanka.

      Please also acknowledge Admiral Karannagoda for his contributions too.

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        sure they can form a WAR CRIMINAL CLUB here in Sri Lanka …..

        next stop ICC at the Hague…

        Cheers

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      Tamil from the North

      You bloody idiot (SO racist B) – in the first place change your name for something more appropriate to you mindset – may be “Racist tamil from North “

      We neither consider MR as a hood rat or Major General as a war criminal – for your information we consider them as people who had done yeoman services to this country by saving it from the grip of LTTE criminals and the Diaspora criminals who supported LTTE criminals – So majority of Sri Lankans consider them as “our beloved Heroes”

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        Under International Law ….

        THESE MURDERERS ARE WAR CRIMINALS…

        Next stop ICC at the Hague

        Cheers

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        @Rabok, you dirty little douche bag, you are the low life redneck racist, not me you little shit. Learn to write English properly. Where did you go for language skills training? Mahinda Rajapakse MMV? Rajapakse is a hero? hahahha bloody fool. He is a war criminal and a thief. Is that why the scoundrel is being investigated by the present government for bribery and corruption. The whole world is on the hunt for the rajapakse family related looted wealth? One is already in prison, one is about to go to prison………..story goes on. You support the hood rat? then you must be one too. You little weasel, you must have been living off the garbage pakse threw out in the dump. [Edited out] Come one again with another rant of yours, I waiting to retaliate. [Edited out]

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          I do not care two pence about what you say about me – because I know a donkey with racist mind cannot write anything better – If you can disprove any of my comments – then do so, without vomiting racist shit – We do not allow any racist bas.. to tarnish the name of our war heros – we also do not consider innocent tamilians as our enemies – We salute our brave solders , their commanders and political leaders who back them . We sincerely hope this gov. will find ways and means of nullifying the threat from racist idiots -like you and bring in the real peace to this country

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            @Rabok, [Edited out]. I did not try to argue with you. Only a fool with argue with a dumb clown like you. I am a racist? this is coming from a imbecile like you who happens to be a racist. One of my best friends is Sinhalese. I tell him the same thing. Yes it is time we had a decent man like Sirisena lead the country. The only worry is [Edited out] like you might destroy this good man. Rajapakse and this Dias bugger war heroes? Hahaha. The real war hero languished in prison for 2 years…….his name is Sarath Fonseka. We will not run anymore, we will thrash racist vile pigs like you in every street corner we see, whether it be face to face or on newspapers such as CT. Now you are crying foul? More beating to come if you keep talking trash. So simply shut up and bugger off or come back here to get a beating again you little mongrel.

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              People who reads your comments on our war heros will understand weather you are a Racist or not – for your information my wife is a tamil – so I do not hate tamils — I have tamil relatives and I consider them as my own – my extended family (sinhalese) do not consider my tamil relatives as alien – in fact they saved my tamil relatives from sinhalese goons in 1983 – risking their own lives in the process – During my uni years I had many Tamil friends- I always saw normal tamil as my friends — So idiot “racist tamil from north” I am certainly not a Sinhala racist and I do not see that this country only belongs to sinhalese – and I love my country dearly and eagerly want to see it developing as a modern decant country in the world – anybody either sinhalese or tamil who work against the sovereignty and integrity of this country are my enemies- In my professional capacity I have tried my best to contribute whatever possible ways – but I know I could not achieve much due to rotten political culture of this country – As an individual I had no affinity to any political party in this country – during election time I voted for the person whom I thought would develop this country – First Sirimavao ,JR, Premadasa, CBK – non of the idiots could achieve much – in fact all these guys roll back the country from bad to worst – But under MR it was different – He first stand firmly against LTTE criminals (tell me genuinely whether these criminal terrorist represent Tamils ?? – bloody hell NO – they were maniacs (normal tamils are not maniacs) , killers (normal tamils are god fearing people not killers) – every time these goons kills sinhalese — the cordial relationship I had with my tamils starts deteriorating ) and annihilate them completely – After that he started pulling this country out of rut – and we saw the country gradually developing – infrastructure became much much better – Unfortunately MR surrounded himself with dogs and became too confident about his vision,mission and actions – as the saying goes “MR chose to sleep with dogs and got up with tick fever and died of tick fever” – to make the matters worst GR could not differentiate normal innocent Tamils from Terrorist – he start seeing LTTE goon under every bush in North and East – Now all that is history – Now we have a new PM – I have my doubts about this guy’s ability to unite this country – and develop this country – I see him as a vicious Eel – he is not a strong leader – more suitable as a Secratory of ministry of Planning may be – already the Rasict tamil idiots with age old Cast superiority mind set are voicing their racist agendas in public – and warming up their schems to resurrect tamil terrorisom
              – Listen You racist tamil from north, do not have war heros because how can LTTE criminals be heros of anybody in this country – did anybody remember Nazi criminals as war heroes – but brave solders of forces and their commanders who saved this country from LTTE war criminals and political leaders who supported them to achieve this goal will be eternally remembered as war heroes – Dogs can bark – but heroes will remain as heros in our heart — you keep on vomiting racist shit until you sink in your own shit – You stop vomiting racist harang I will call you Mr.

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                @Rabok the rabid mongrel. If you understand basic English language you would have understood the comment I originally wrote. You are so dumb and racial, you simply could not understand what I wrote. Idiot!!!!! VP and your low life hero Jagath Dias are the same. Both low lives are down right murderers and you are a racist piece of goo to the core. Oh yes, I am hereby passing my deepest condolences to your wife, not because she is a Tamil, but this poor woman is married to a circus clown like you. In my original comment, there was not a single thing I said was racial. A comparison between a murderer from the south to a murderer from north was in no way a racial comment. But unfortunately for you the lack of education did not allow you to understand what was written in basic English. This is what happens when you receive your higher education at Mahinda Jarapakse Maha Vidyalaya (highest class you attended was Grade 5) and became an ox cart driver. Some or other you have gotten hold of a computer and your wife has taught you how to use one, now you are sitting in front of it and ploughing your way through the internet. You dumb fool, go and fuc$ off. Mahinda developed the country? My arse he did. Yeah he developed the country alright while he stole 18 billion U.S$ and siphoned the money off to a 3rd country. Don’t ask me what 3rd country means, I will slipper you if you do that. Ask your wife and she will show you with her slipper what that means. You parasite, the past leaders could have finished off the LTTE but they did not want to mass murder the innocent people. They also did not steal from the country. You are going to call me ‘Mr’? That is a bloody joke as you are the last piece of dirt I am waiting to call me ‘Mr”. Look around you dumb fuc#. Is Sirisena going around plundering the country? Is he going around mass murdering people? Is he going around assassinating journalists? Is he sitting around selling the country to the Indians and the Chinese and rolling the kickbacks and siphoning it off to another country. Aren’t you ashamed to even step foot in here and spew the garbage in the form of comments. Disgusting bugger, bugger off or go and jump in the lake and screw yourself you little vermin.

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                  You rabid racist idiot – no point commenting anymore – because your head is rotten and nothing logical cannot be expected – what is coming out of your rotten mouth cannot be better also – I really sympathize you – And I do not see any reason to change my opinion on our war heroes

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                    @rabok, you mongrel. Have you popped your ugly head again. You racist pig. Firstly learn English before you spew your racist comments so others can understand what the heck you are talking about and how low you are. {edited out]These are war heroes? hahahaha that is indeed a hoot. This is just like some of these Tamil buggers calling VP sun God. It is a comic show you racist [Edited out]

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      Tamil from the north east west south Pakistan

      “This is like putting VP as the Army General of Sri Lanka.”

      Don’t forget VP believed that he was a Field Marshall simply because he fought two “foreign armies”.

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        @NV, VP thought of many things. Thinking and getting appointed in a position are two separate things. VP also thought he was sun god. Finally got an axe to his forehead given by this bugger Jagath Dias.

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          Tamil from the north east west south Pakistan

          “VP also thought he was sun god. Finally got an axe to his forehead given by this bugger Jagath Dias.”

          Now you are talking.

          I too heard about it many many moons ago. However it could be just a heresy. Has anyone anywhere got hard evidence?

          An old codger sent me a link to a photograph which shows that Balakumar and his son sitting on the ground in front of two soldiers.

          http://www.tamilwin.com/show-RUmtyFScSUhr1E.html

          Sri Lanka guardian published another photograph just few days after the end of the war:

          Google “Images for sri lanka guardian balakumar” for the photo and you will Balakumar and son sitting on a bench. You will also see a soldier behind them.

          This photograph was published in Sri Lanka guardian well before C4 made their documentry.

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            NV, if you look at the wound, it is slim and wide. That is a sign of an axe cut. Generally a bullet fired from an AK-47, HK G3 or M16 will have a small entry and large circular wound on exit. This was neither. VP murdered so many educated Tamils. What a waste. In 2009 this bugger got what he did to so many people.

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            @NV, maybe we should consult our think tank KA Sumanasekeram whether Tamil Anglican Vellala killed VP and after the killing whether the culprit become a diasporian (New English word)?

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    Sri Lanka has a history of of satisfying whims and fancies of foreign NGO organisation’s funded by USA. It is time SL as a nation stop stooping so low as the current government going on bended knees to satisfy by sacrificing the respect of the country to these foreign agencies. It is time to maintain the respect of the country. For whatever faults MR had, he had the courage to keep foreign vultures from dictating to Sri Lanka, this troika of goons MS, RW, CBK is spineless will stoop so low for tyeir personal benefit, wish they would suffer in hell. Currently the country is borrowing more than it should and can afford, presnt leader MS is already a beholden political slave to India and USA. It is believed that USA is dictating the terms of negotiations in internal issues of the country and placing persons in leading positions of administration. MS, RW, CBK will go down in history as 3 people who sold the respect culture of the country. An individual of this troika has the dubious record of seling national assetts to foreign country at a significant personal gain, so to this 3 goons selling the country is their forte.

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      ..and because of Murderpakse `s venture with the help of impoterd mother India from Italy he will be at the iCCC at The Hague….soon

      Any eleced government must respect international laws during conflict and wars …Murdepakse & Co., ignored this … so next stop ICC

      Once when oxford educated Lalith Athulathmudali was national security minister …a student asked in a seminar why can’t you bomb Jaffna and finished them….Lalith replied …there are international laws we can’t do this ….DOGGABAYA G C E qualified thug couldn’t understand international law even after PM Milliband and BerbardKusghner French Defense minister personally warned him

      Welcome to ICC

      Cheers

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      Sirisena has made this appointment without consulting the US embassy. He will pay the price before long.

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    If that is the case, every soldier involved in the fighting in 2009 should retire and should start a new Army.

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      Jagath Fenando,

      Do you mean that they are all involved in war crimes?

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        What about the 300,000 odd no. of tamils saved by your “war crime” labeled SL military Thiru? It is nothing to hide your worry is no a secret. You pretend you cry for “innocent people killed by the SL military” but actually you cry for the demolition of your dream, Eelam – at least for now.

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          300,000 Tamils perished….SInhala army refused food and medicine ….Raped shivering Tamil girls all are well documented in the coming UN REPORT ….

          You can fool Punchi Banda and Podi Menike in the South not the international community …..

          These murderers should rot in prison till their last breath …..

          Today UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will regret for delaying his report ….and know the real color of Sinhala State whether green or blue all are same

          PAKISTAN….EAST TIMOR all created by a dream of someone …

          Cheers

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          Mad max Muller Moron

          “What about the 300,000 odd no. of tamils saved by your “war crime” labeled SL military Thiru?”

          The 300,000 Tamils were the captive voters who were forced to forgo their democratic rights to vote, all because MR paid a handsome fee.

          Those captives were very useful for MR who never said anything about them. LTTE used them and MR used them.

          Both Sinhalese and Tamils are gullible but not that gullible. In the subsequent elections Tamil didn’t vote for MR.

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      Right Jagath and we should have had Bush and Obama in jail for all their war crimes. I am clad that the President Sirisena has made this choice and I say the right one. Long live our armed forces who vanquished the terrorists.

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    The present government is also formed by more or less by the people with the same kind of thinking:

    The only difference is that the present regime is making some progress while trying to project an image at home and abroad that they are for human rights, democracy, and justice.

    Still the fact remains that it is still a majoritarian rule with no proper accountability for even obvious abuses of law and order in the past. Many such cases exist with plenty of evidence, but no action taken.

    Take the case of the rape and murder of a Jaffna school girl recently: The police who are mostly Sinhalese and corrupt were initially not interested in searching for the girl when it was reported to them. Law is still to be implemented in full for the Tamils.

    As far as Tamils in the North-East are concerned there are only minor improvements in law and justice for them.

    An International court for war crimes is a must in these circumstance, because the Sri Lankan justice system is infested with racism and even Tamil justices may not be able to do musch.

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      There are war criminals like Slobodan Milošević, Ratko Mladić and others walking about free and getting promoted, and hailed as herosin Sri Lanka.

      They must be brought to justice.

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        What about those who funded, trained and supported them? Why are they walking about free?

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          Taraki

          “What about those who funded, trained and supported them? Why are they walking about free?”

          Good question.

          Where do we start?

          Hindians

          Providing training, arming, funding, publicity, ……. to LTTE

          Providing training, non lethal military hardware, political cover……. to Sri Lankan armed forces and aiding and abetting them to commit war crimes.

          Premadasa

          Arming, funding, providing political cover, trusting the LTTE and aiding and abetting LTTE to fight IPKF while his armed forces were hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bum.

          MR

          Paying LTTE a fees to rig the elections
          Where did MR get the money to pay VP which needs to be investigated and charge him under money laundering.
          War crimes and crimes against humanity.

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        Ask your Diaspora criminals to promote you as Head of UNHRC then you can bring Milosevic/Miladic/Rudrakumaran/Adela Balasingham / Sivagilingam / The Norwegian maniac who is counting days to go in front of UN panel to give evidence against Sri Lanka – to Hague court –

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          @Rabok, shut up now. This is a website for people who have common sense. Not for you little douche. Go and screw off.

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            Racist Tamil from the North – Exactly correct – this site is for people with common sense but not for racist idiots with no senses like you – do not become a laughing stock by writing nonsense comments without real facts to support – you better remember that this is not a gossip site – stop screwing innocent tamils –

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          Rabok

          “The Norwegian maniac who is counting days to go in front of UN panel to give evidence against Sri Lanka”

          If you meant Solheim, he had already given evidence to UN.

          Without his wheeling and dealing Sri Lanka would not have won the war against LTTE. As a Sri Lankan it would take you thousands of years to grasp Western Diplomacy/Machination/Real Politics/…………/Keep the enemy closer-Sun Tzu

          “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about th’universe!”

          Albert Einstein

          “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

          Albert Einstein

          Please ignore Einstein’s quotes if you find them shallow.

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        @Thiru, SLobodon Milosovic is dead (2006) and Ratko Miladic is in prison.

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      The girl must have asked for payment and that was refused! So don’t make a mountain of a mole hill.

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    Human right Watch is just like other NGOs.

    Scream for money.

    they live with blood money.

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      “they live with blood money”
      In sri lanka, Rajapakse supporters are the ones who live with BLOOD money.

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    a great war hero who crushed tamil terrorism

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      Along with thousands of innocent Tamil civilians. Of course that does not bother you just like all the Tamils who were murdered by state terror.

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        Along with thousands of innocent Tamil civilians, politicians, teachers, MPs, social workers (in fact ANYONE who opposed der Fuhrer) murdered by the LTTE. Of course that does not bother you.

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          @Taraki, I am not sure why you keep talking about a defunct terrorist group when the other half of the murderers are still living. LTTE was a creation of the successive racist governments of SL. No body denies the fact that the LTTE not only murdered good Tamils but also murdered some good Sinhalese too. What are you trying to do by always talking about a dead terrorist group? Are you trying to divert the attention and spot light on the successive racist governments of SL? Stick to the point. Your Rajapakse scoundrel employed many LTTE members in the government as ministers. Paid Thamilchelvam Rs.180MM in the Vanni jungles through Tiran Alles to stop the Tamils from voting for UNP back then. Are you really blind? Every time we talk about a topic you bring up, you cut and run. Why is that? Now give Maithri a chance to govern this country to success. Stop this nonsense of talking about a group most of us hate. STOP!!!!!!!!!

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      he he he but your great hero couldn’t stop the massacre of Muslims in Aluthgama …

      Cheers

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    We had a scourge of terrorism. The states duty is to clear the country of it, and they did it. Jagath Dias was a commander of a Army Division that cleaned up the poison terrorism from the North. Congratulations Sir, you are a national hero, similar to Eisenhower, or Monty to the West during the Second World War. Selfish brutes like Hitler and VP think they could get away with holding nations to ransom by terror, and then cry HR when they get splatted. No body listens to their wolf-cries no matter how it is done. Get lost writer!Go and get yourself a decent job instead of being a beggar and fraud.

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    Thanks for the new government for this appointment..let the world know your true color—–

    He he he they are going to organize INTERNATIONAL BUDDHSIT SEMINAR in Jaffna not in Kandy….

    They say there are Buddhist Tamils in the north …..

    BUDDHIST TAMILS after 2009 …..??????

    Tamil visit Buddhist temples during vesak just to see thats all …

    More over RW invited Tamil Buddhist Monks(????) from India to come and teach Buddhism ….for whom? What is the agenda?

    BANGLADSEH was a buddhsit country before ….and all over Asia in buddhist lands blood is flowing ..Buddhist Burmise junta is butchering ROHINGYA muslims and now they are fleeing in 10000 s …IN BOATS..

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    This is an example how they will inquire and punish the war criminals by domestic mechanism …he he he
    you can’t fool others all the time including UN

    Cheers

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      Cholan the BOLAN

      Just put up with this or shut us and perish to the same way like your blood sucking Terra leader.

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        Truth is always bitter……

        BUDDHIST BURMESE JUNTA is butchering Muslims today ……following brothers in Buddhist Sri Lanka

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    Is this the reply from President Maithripala Sirisena to CM Justice Wigneswaran for his “Genocide” motion?

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      Not only an insult to Tamils but also ungrateful action by MY3 to Tamils ….because of their votes he is carrying a president label today…….

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        Cholan the Bolan

        Moran – It does not mean that Mr. President should wash your ass. MY3 is more smarter than Mr. Former President. Just wait and see. More suprises on the way for idiots like you.

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    There is nothing wrong with the Buddhist religion, it is the behaviour of the people. The problem is with the bad mix of genes. People do all the bad things when they are young and powerful and cry when they become old and weak but too late. If someone windup, the child fell on the ground and cry- few comments above are similar. The reality is by denying, can’t stop anything – investigation etc will happen. Please cool down and behave yourselves. There was no such group called LTTE, it is only a symbol of affected Tamils opposed evil. Now the evil is dancing before demise.

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      Certainly something wrong..fisrt Buddhism is not a RELIGION it is a PHILOSOPHY ….

      Sinhala politicians have commercialized Buddhism for their own political benefits….

      Vietnam,Laos,Cambodia,Thailand,SL all soaked with blood ….why???

      If Emperor Asoka live today he will commit sucide for introducing this cult in tis country ….

      Before the arrival of Mahinda (according mahavamsa comic book he came flying ) SL was HINDU COUNTRY ..

      during 11th 12th centuries there were TAMIL BUDDHISTS in South India and here …probably Buddhist temples near N-E would have built by them why they have abandoned this sect ??? Possibly because of butchery committed by so called Buddhists..like 1983 SUNDAY SILL MONDAY KILL actions

      The right place for SL POL POT Murderpakse is ICC at The Hague …

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    Now there is no point in MR try to enter politics, the best option is to leave politics and settle something with Mithiri and Mithiri to settle a political solution for Tamils. If any of them try to act smart the loses will be huge. MR might end up in international jail – the war crime investigation is still live and no point in MR poring oil in to that fire. If present Singhalese government ignore political solution to Tamils, diaspora will grow as a huge force and end up in a referendum like Scotland or even like Ukraine/Russia – the ball is in Singhalese court.

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    Foolish move by SL Government.

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    The army is more powerful than any government.
    The army is a “law unto itself” and it being composed of 99% Buddhist Sinhalese, refuses to recognise the human rights of others.

    The Sirisena regime dares not, appoint anyone other than Jagath Dias
    who has been refused by other countries for diplomatic posting.

    Even now the army is engaged in interfering with daily lives of northern citizens – the police turn a blind eye.
    Buddhist army soldiers, ignoring the hundreds of Buddha statues and dozens of Buddhist temples in the north, crowd hindu temples during festivals, elbowing hindu devotees away, out of the premises.
    The army controls arable and pasture lands preventing tamils’ livelihoods of animal husbandry and agriculture.
    Tamils have been chased away from their coastal settlements to prevent them fishing, and southern fishermen settled along coastal areas.

    What price Human Rights?

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    Oops, my3 tamils got kick in their balls,a day will come they will worship Mahinda, If mahinda spent the money he used to develop the south, He would have won. Ungreatful lot, They should all be given a boat ride to Europe so they cwmpaign for Milliband.

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    If Ranil the un elected PM had his way, he would have imported Tamils to even fill not only the Chief of Staff job but anything over the rank of Leiutenant in all the three forces.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      ” he would have imported Tamils to even fill not only the Chief of Staff job but anything over the rank of Leiutenant in all the three forces.”

      Don’t you think its a good idea?

      It would be Tamils killing Tamils and Sinhala/Buddhists need not to face the International Music. You can always plead innocence. No war crimes, no genocide, no crime against humanity, … when the going get tough blame the Tamil army.

      Sinhala/Buddhist will be in a position to have the cake and eat it.

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    Sarath Fonseka has already given his version of accountability who once said that the Tamils should accept what is given and should not ask for more.

    If such a man is in the government how can there be reconciliation?

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    Hey most of you guys do not know what an army officer or a soldier has to face in a jungle war fare.

    Now everybody is clammering about Major General Jagath Dias he did his duty of fighting the LTTE. Have you forgotten that LTTE had a human shield, the damn cowards, they even killed their own people when refused to act on LTTE orders.

    The LTTE did so much damage to the country it had to be stopped, Thanks to the Forces. Now there is a new breed finding faults with who were never born have not seen these terrorists want to sympathize?

    A word to all of you> The tamils started this split around 1948 and after they always discriminated the Sinhalese.

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    Turin Perera

    “A word to all of you> The tamils started this split around 1948 and after they always discriminated the Sinhalese.”

    Are you blaming the stupid Tamils for not going the whole hog and establishing a separate state in 1948 or since then?

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