15 November, 2018

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Sri Lanka’s Terrorist List Is A Modern Version Of McCarthyism – Brad Adams

“The government is putting all Tamil activists at risk by delegitimizing the major Tamil organizations abroad, Putting organizations engaged in peaceful political activity on a terrorist list is a modern version of McCarthyism.” says Brad Adams, the Asia director Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Issuing a statement on the Sri Lankan government’s decision to label 16 overseas Tamil organizations as financers of terrorism, the HRW says; “it is so broad that it appears aimed at restricting peaceful activism by the country’s Tamil minority, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should provide evidence of the unlawful activity of specific groups and individuals or remove them from the list.”

Brad Adams

Brad Adams

On April 4, 2014, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris made public an order signed on March 20, on the advice of the defense secretary, freezing the assets and financial resources of entities ranging from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which was militarily defeated in 2009, to nonviolent Tamil organizations around the world.

Chief Military spokesman Brig. Ruwan Wanigasuriya reportedly said that under the order, legal action would be taken against anyone having links with the listed groups. This would place local activists and alleged group members visiting the country at risk of being detained and held without charge under Sri Lanka’s abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act.

“The Sri Lankan government is using vague counterterrorism regulations to tie the major diaspora Tamil groups to the ruthless but defunct LTTE,” said Brad Adams. “This broad-brush sanction could then be used to punish local Tamil activists and politicians with international ties.”

Sri Lanka’s United Nations Regulation No. 1 of 2012 empowers the government to designate individuals, groups or entities believed to “commit or attempt to commit or participate in or facilitate the commission of, terrorist acts” and freeze their financial assets and economic resources. The government’s order provides no factual basis for its actions. Most of the groups listed in the order are lawfully registered entities in the various countries in which they are based. The asset freeze also covers 424 individuals.

The government should address its legitimate concerns about foreign terrorist financing primarily through legal cooperation with foreign governments. It should promptly produce the factual basis for listing, and ensure organizations and individuals are able to contest their designations before independent and impartial courts.

United Nations Resolution No. 1 is derived from UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), passed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, and requires countries to freeze assets and entities of those “who commit or attempt to commit terrorist acts or participate in or facilitate the commission of terrorist acts.” Human Rights Watch has extensively reported on how Resolution 1373 has provided governments broad leeway to create vague and overbroad definitions of terrorist activity and to curtail basic rights.

In 2009, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that Resolution 1373, by serving as a vehicle for “numerous” countries to enact provisions that derogate from international human rights treaties, has had “a very serious negative impact on human rights.”

In 2010, the then-UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, Martin Scheinin, said in his final report to the UN General Assembly that the counterterrorism regime created by the Security Council “continues to pose risks to the protection of a number of international human rights standards.”

Government statements on the asset freezes did not allay concerns of future rights abuses. The chief of national intelligence, Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendawitharana said that those having dealings with the listed persons and organizations could continue to do so as long as they do not violate Sri Lanka’s constitution or collect money for terrorism, but did not specify further exactly what actions would be prohibited. Hendawitharana also left open the possibility that the government might issue an outright ban on the persons and organizations listed, and said that more could be added.

Related posts;

Gota’s Banning Gazette Contains List Of 16 Tamil Diaspora Orgs And 424 Individuals

WikiLeaks: A Recent Report From Human Rights Watch Highlighted The Role Of Canadian Tamils In funding “The Final War”

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  • 17
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    How much did the baned terror fronts pay this low life brad guy for his lip service?
    This is how these scavengers make a living!

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      Brad Adams just missed a golden opportunity to shut up.

      Most of these groups financed LTTE terror for 30 years from bases in the West. How many did Brad manage to expose and shut down? None.

      While he opined his highly academic theories, Sri Lankans burned in hell.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        Already credibility of the list is being challenged. DBS J has already published two names. Eastern MP’s believe that at least 23 named persons are now SLFP organisers in the East.

        Therefore you must take anything state says with a pinch of salt.

        Beware Gota trying very hard to sell you a second hand car. I am sure you have already made up your mind to buy it.

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          Native,

          I expect typical quality assuarance issues Sri Lankans are famous for with regard to Gota’s list as well.

          Indeed DBSJ has already pointed out a few. Good on DBSJ. Yet, this is a work in progress.

          However, this is not about Gota or errors in the list.

          It is much bigger than our dislike of Rajapassa clan’s corruption, lawlessness & greed for power.

          It is about our country and our peaceful co-existence with fellow Sri Lankans in the future.

          Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “While he opined his highly academic theories, Sri Lankans burned in hell”

        Of course the first fire started at Jaffna library. You will never guess who were responsible for setting fire to the magnificent building and old ola manuscripts.

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          So magnificient building and ola leaves are more valuable than a sinhala life in the streets? since when did vaddhas care for ola leaves?

          Just because you have no answer and want to LOOK LIKE impartial dont come up with silly replies.

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            sach

            Ben Hurling and I are having a platonic conversation, similar to the “a chicken and egg situation”.

            You are too young to join in with adults, you will be bored soon, become disruptive, ………….

            Go play with your Barbie dolls.

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              Ha, ha! This is a good response NV…I like the reference to Barbie Dolls.

              This advice can be given to many others who write to this forum without engaging sensibly but just abusing.

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      eusense:

      Nothing can be worse than a drug peddling prime minister and a monk who flashes his “thing” in public. Laptop beggars have no moral right to point their fingers at others.

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        Laptop beggars have no moral right to point their fingers at others.

        Jansee

        Same theory apply to terrorist or terrorist supporters, no right to point the finger at any civilised person

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          kris:

          A regime where monks who flash their dicks and soldiers who have a penchant to drop their pants should not preach others. Liars, cheats, murderers and rapists are going to be gassed out of their dens.

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            A regime where monks who flash their dicks and soldiers who have a penchant to drop their pants should not preach others.

            Jansee

            Above are terrorist propaganda

    • 7
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      Why do all these hymie agents of George Soros think that they have the final say on every thing about national administrations of countries of the world?

      Why does Sri Lanka have to take any notice of what Soros’ “Watch” wants done?

      You can call it Macarthysim or any other US-centric names. But that is how things are done here, and you can f*** off.

      We dont take any notice of the global conspirators.

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        Well they can afford to think like that because they have been doing it and getting away with it for some decades now. NGOs are the most powerful political weapon developed by US state department in the cold war era. There are only a few places in this world which includes Sri Lankan where their plans failed.

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      Don’t worry about how much the tamils paid Brad Adams but worry your little birdhead about how long Jarapassa is going to fool your kind.

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      He’s from the Asian Human rights commission, a front organization of the US state department. What else can we expect from the yankees other than punish us for not listening to them?

      • 2
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        God, this Stupid One is yapping again! And every time he gets it wrong! So wrong!

        Stupid, Brad Adams – as this news report says as well – is not from that Asian Commission which is a regional organization. He is the Asia head no less of Human Rights Watch – engage in your abuse all you want BUT GET YOUR FACTS CORRECT. It is embarrassing to realize that there are such dimwits. But then these are the Maras paid jokers so what can you expect?

        Why don’t you take a learner course in English and learn to read properly? But then one must have the brains not only to read but also to understand, I suppose! The Stupid One will just continue yapping.

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          lol the bitter goda sudda comes to the rescue of her master. Ok I made a mistake your master is not from Asian Human rights commission but from Human rights Watch. Does it make any difference goda suddo? All these human rights organizations and NGOs which you worship and probably on their payroll too are funded by US state department to further US interests all around the world.

          When I said that Adams is from Asian human rights commission mistakenly the goda sudda honestly thinks that it is an abuse. The same goda sudda that directs filth at democratically elected leaders of SL. What a genuine slavish goda sudda!

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            Oh Stupid One, I was merely on the point of the loads of factual errors that you habitually make for the want of a basic ability to read and understand. You are shivering under your fear of ngo’s and the US state dept. As are the your paymasters the Maras. I am no fan of ngos and neither of the us state dept. As a pensioner on the verge of penury, I would like to earn more money but not by people with vested agendas. But I object to the wrong use of facts.

            Be a bit more careful in what you write next time. You expose your stupidity too much. Oh on the other hand, go on exposing yourself. It provides for good entertainment. Yap on, oh Stupid One!

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              puh according to the soon to expire goda sudda mistaking Human rights watch to Asian human rights commission is loads of factual errors. This is the same illiterate goda sudda who claimed that Liberalism is a state of mind.

              goda sudda repeats every propaganda of NGOs, separatists and anything anti sri lankan like the true lap dog and then goes to claim that she is no fan of NGOs. Does it even make a difference old goda suddo when you represent the same agenda?

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                One simple thought to go into the stupid brain of the Stupid One. Get your FACTS RIGHT next time you want to abuse. At least that! If your pea-brain is capable, that is.

                If we are to talk of agendas, then your agenda – as a paid agent of the Maras (at least you don’t have to be scared of white vans) – is worst of all.

                But yap on, oh Stupid One! No one cares a hang! This is all such fun.

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        Gota and Basil are either US citizens or US green card holders. So why aren’t you accusing them of being American agents.

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          American citizens and American funded NGOs/lobby-groups are worlds apart aren’t they?

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            Gota and Basil aren’t your average citizen, they are the government of Sri Lanka (along with their 2 other brothers). Their influence in SL is order of magnititude greater than all the NGOs in SL combined.

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            non_liberal,

            Bushes own words during tsunami aid by UK ” USAID is always defence related.

            According to Ambassador Sisson a powell padda,

            The US forces shall keep on training the SL forces come what may.

            whom are they training these (haiti rapist) SL forces for?? To fight India, Russia or…

            MH370 could only have landed at Deigo Garcia because of fuel (10 miles more) Till the UK private satellite picked up the signal US authories were covering the Malaaysian Defence backside. 70 engineers on board and a new chip anti radar detection to be registered were on the flight.
            What was Andaman doing what why was Manmohan the pakistani and Mahinda the muslim doing at Malaysia with out attending the commenwealth summit at london on 10 the march to meeet the queen and rest??

    • 7
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      Wow! Adam has got more points for regime change.
      All those who wear red shirts are not communists.
      All those who wail human rights are also not human rights activists.Santhy Satchithanantham,who was directly involved in the kidnapping of American couple in 1985,has now become an HR activist.Those who organized Great Heroes Day and attended reverently have become HR champions. HR champion S.Kirupakaran says,” The STOOGES sabotaged the lobby, side events and interventions in the HRC. Other than blaming the Tamil National Alliance – TNA for everything let those four STOOGES advice the Tamils of an alternative way in place of supporting this resolution.”Will a right thinking person consider K an HR activist?May be Adam would consider him an HR activist and Adam is worried about Ks..
      Human rights has now become a lucrative business and the good thing with this business is you don’t have to invest even a penny.Those who wanted their sons and daughter to become doctors and engineers have now sent their children for HR training. We should not be fooled by some HR organizations who work with hidden agenda of regime change. As far as I am concerned,HRW is also one of those working with hidden agenda.
      -Mohammad Ali Sabri alleged to be one of the biggest drug lords in the country had been arrested in Colombo.Ali Sabri is a Canadian citizen though he was born in Sri Lanka and he is also running an NGO in the country. March 19, 2014, Island .

    • 5
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      Dear Brad Adams,

      There are tow lists.

      1. The LTTE -Tamil Tiger Terrorist list, like the Nazi list.

      Some are with the the SL State and others outside.

      2. 1. The Sri Lanka -War Crimes list, they hunted the terrorists.

      The UN needs ti sort out this list and put them in the proper column.

      By the way, both groups belong to the Para-list, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil as per Native Veddah, the original natives of Lanka.

      They are the cause, the obstacle to making Lanka an egalitarian civilized society.

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      It is this fellow’s job to support terror in Sri Lanka. He could be paid by multiple sources such as LTTE, Zoro, others who want to restart the conflict in Sri Lanka. Apart from money in the pocket, there are other perks to be had – cocktail circuits, dinners at resturants paid for, free first class air travel! Yet, in his own country, the birth place McCarthysm was born and is thriving along with torture of prisnors and indefinite detention without trial, he has nothing to complain of. One wonders what ones who raised this man did for a living!

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        McCarthysm, ie looking commies under the bed, failed. They are today running the US, though under a different label.

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      Nothing was paid. This is not Sri Lanka where you pay something to write. Laptop lap dog remember

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        Dear Lanka Liar,

        You say “Nothing was paid”

        That implies access to, or membership of, the Inner Circles of power within the Tamil Separatists.

        The USA stated that the LTTE tried to bribe their officers.

        Where is the annual US$ 300 million that was collected?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC,
          “Where is the annual US$ 300 million that was collected?”
          Ask Rajapkse family , Karuna, KP,…

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            Dear Anpu,

            To my question Where is the annual US$ 300 million that was collected?

            you say “Ask Rajapkse family , Karuna, KP,…”

            Don’t be daft Anpu.

            The money was not collected by any of them. It was collected in Canada, UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia etc by LTTE front organisations. They even had Kovils under their control. The money is under the control of those who collected them. The reason for all the excitement over the listing.

            Would you be using the names of Karuna and KP etc if they were still with the LTTE rump?

            You would be knowing the names of those who came to extort from you. Why don’t you give those names?

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              OTC,

              I am not being daft. But you are stupid.

              From what I read on CT, Rajapakse govt is continuing the Tamil Genocide (war crimes, land grab, sinhalisation, rape, …) which started after independence.

              “You would be knowing the names of those who came to extort from you. Why don’t you give those names? “

              No body came to collect money from ME and I did not give any money to LTTE.

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                Dear Anpu,

                You say “From what I read on CT, Rajapakse govt is continuing the Tamil Genocide (war crimes, land grab, sinhalisation, rape, …) which started after independence”

                The question is about the US$300 million (plus) money that the LTTE collected annually and who currently has control of it. Does what you have written answer that? So who is idiotic?

                Anpu how can Tamils live in the South while a Genocide of Tamils is going on? The Tamil population in the South exceeds that of Jaffna. Are the Tamils who continue to live in the South and those Tamils who are buying property in the South Stupid?

                Sebastian Rasalingam is a Low Cast Tamil. Writing on DBS Jayaraj com on 28 November 2012 he says, “When I moved to Hatton and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our workmates, mostly Sinhalese would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea. We found that we could go to night school and study without being threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution ‘back in the North’; our dwellings would have been torched and our women raped with impunity”
                http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/12770

                So who was Raping who?

                Who treated these Tamils as equals?
                The Tamils of the North or the Sinhalese of the South?

                Are you not repeating separatist propaganda which has been debunked again and again?

                Earlier you spoke about Tamil students having to score higher marks than Sinhalese to enter University, then about the so called disenfranchisement etc. I replied you factually, quoting references. Then you fell silent. Here is the link to my comment that you avoided https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/on-sri-lankas-war-criminals-by-an-officially-labelled-terrorist/comment-page-1/#comment-939992

                You say “No body came to collect money from ME and I did not give any money to LTTE”

                I will take your word for it but my Tamil friend in the UK had to pay a large sum of money to get his octogenarian father released from the LTTE’s clutches when the father visited Jaffna to see his ancestral properties. They also found that those properties had been grabbed by the LTTE.

                US$300 million did not fall from the sky. Someone had to collect it. Someone is in control of it today. The collection of that huge sum would have needed massive logistics. HRW has given examples of extortion. Credit Card Scams, Human Smuggling, drug peddling etc is common knowledge. You must be a happy exception.

                BTW Even when the British came here Sri Lanka had 85% Forest cover which was State Land. After the British Land grab using draconian laws, which was mostly localized in the Sinhala Areas that State Land increased to over 90%. So whose Land is being grabbed?

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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      WHAT RUBBISH.. SO WHEN THE AMERICAN ALONG THE THE EUROPEAN UNION TARGETS GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS.. IT’S OK AND NOT THAT JOKE ‘ PEACEFUL DISSENT’ BUT WHEN OTHER NATION DOES IT ITS GOING AGAINST HUMAN RIOGHTS.. WHAT F***** Rubbish.. I suppose the HR haven’t heard of such groups such as LTTE’s Nediyavan Group and the so called TGTE.. where they openly fund elements to carry out terrorism in SL.. and Yes we have all seen these GROUPS carrying the LTTE flags a Terrorist organisation in streets of Europe and Cricket pitches hardly ‘Defunct’ as HRW has put it.. I mean how do they explain these acts if there is no LTTE in Europe.. To cast doubt and criminalise everything GOSL does by HRW is even more criminal than elements of the GOSL.. But acts such as these are to protect the Future of this nation and all its people, no matter how some people and Groups work for regime change under so called Human rights.

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      Brad Adams:

      Understand that BIN LADEN also was a PEACEFUL MUSLIM ACTIVIST just like the members of these so-called peaceful Tamil organizations. As the other side says, they all financed an affiliated Terrorist group.

      Similarly,SO MANY HUMAN RIGHT ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR AFFILIATION WITH THE WESTERN GOVTS TO FULFILL THOSE govts’ POLITICAL AGENDAS AS WELL THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH.

      You Brad Adam is running such an organization.

      So, you understand what we think about you ?

  • 5
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    Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department states that the Sun will be moving directly overhead Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!.
    So I have to abandon my idea of Riding a tourist’s tricycle in my coming old age as these bloody morons in the Ruling governance are going to stop the visiting tourists to island.

    We are so much meritable nation to have rulers and a diaspora like this?.

    PUNNYA BHUMI TO HAVE RULERS and DIASPORA LIKE THIS.

    ALL ARE FIGHTING FOR THE POUND OF FLESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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      JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

      “Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department states that the Sun will be moving directly overhead Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!”

      So, the Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department believes that the Sun goes around the Earth. They have company.

      Have they not heard of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton? Anyway, they have company, as still about 25% of the Americans and Europeans, and a greater number of Sri Lankans, of all walks of life still believe so. That includes all the Paras.

      To the question “Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth,” 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly.

      No wonder why Myth and Mythology is a great business. Did Monk Mahanama know that? He used flying birds to transport Buddha to the top of Mount Samanala Kanda, “Adams Peak”, another myth.

      http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

      1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says
      by SCOTT NEUMAN
      February 14, 2014 5:55 PM ET

      A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.

      The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on Friday at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

      To the question “Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth,” 26 percent of those surveyed answered incorrectly.

      In the same survey, just 39 percent answered correctly (true) that “The universe began with a huge explosion” and only 48 percent said “Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.”

      Just over half understood that antibiotics are not effective against viruses.

      As alarming as some of those deficits in science knowledge might appear, Americans fared better on several of the questions than similar, but older surveys of their Chinese and European counterparts.

      Only 66 percent of people in a 2005 European Union poll answered the basic astronomy answer correctly. However, both China and the EU fared significantly better (66 percent and 70 percent, respectively) on the question about human evolution.

      In a survey compiled by the National Opinion Research Center from various sources, Americans seemed to generally support science research and expressed the greatest interest in new medical discoveries and local school issues related to science. They were least interested in space exploration, agricultural developments and international and foreign policy issues related to science.

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        Gota and Raja will decide where the sun moves. Just keep quiet and see what happens. That is all . This is Sri Lanka .

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    ” “The Sri Lankan government is using vague counterterrorism regulations “

    We must heed Adams’ words, and pass our own version of the ‘Patriot Act’. As HRW has pointed out previously, the Canadian ‘asylum-seekers and refugees’ played the major role in promoting and funding the vile deeds in Sri Lanka carried out by their cousins, are therefore equally guilty. They MUST be brought to book.

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      Ram:

      You and the regime can start with KP, Karuna and Pillaiyan. Your own LLRC even cited Douglas Devananda as a “criminal”. Instead of going on a wild goose chase, you can start with these guys.

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        The people you mention are now serving their electorates instead of murdering them, as demanded of them by their previous evil boss.

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          Ram:

          Correction. They are not serving their electorates. Pillaiyan’s group was wiped out. Karuna is supporting himself from the alms and crumbs thrown by the Rajapaksas. KP won’t even dare to stand. All three have been rejected by the people. If you say that these goons are serving the Rajapaksas, that will be more like it.

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    You can count on the shady Rajapakses to do the wrong thing – in double-quick time. This will only enrich the corrupt officials in the airport immigration, Police and the army who will now rush again to make money from “LTTE suspects” It is already said many in the diaspora are having second-thoughts of holidaying in Sri Lanka in the fear of being blackmailed.

    This blanket blacklist also clearly violates established international Covenants on the legitimate right to engage in peaceful protest and dissent. I hope the world will join to point to the Rajapakses their ill-considered folly.

    Kettikaran

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      It was estimated that tigers received Rs 30 billion an year and most of it were funded by various Tamil Diaspora groups. But the government didn’t opt to ban any of this groups when the war ended. Diaspora got this on themselves by continuing their hate campaign.

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        A “hate” campaign against Sinhala supremacy and Sinhala Buddhist goal to slowly genocide the Tamils is righteous Hate. Tolerance of intolerance is not a virtue.

        The GOSL/Sinhala state is carrying out their decades old master plan, which is to slowly starve the Tamils .

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          GoSL should be a curious case. They carry out a Tamil Genocide on one hand but on the other hand they officialize the Tamil language, officialize Tamil Holidays, devolve power to provinces with the aim really been Tamil areas, pour billions of rupees into roads, hospitals, schools and electrification projects. Not only that they even rehabilitate and free captured tiger cadres when they could easily lock them up to support their genocidal plan.

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            Why is this curious?

            That is only so to the undeveloped brain of a Stupid One!

            It is not curious at. It is simply a simple Medamulana tactic to subjugate and humiliate the ordinary Tamil people and use the carrot and stick method. Only a pea brain cannot understand this. But then, what is there to be surprised of when you are paid by the Maras to ignore commonsense.

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              lol according to the warped anti sinhala/sri lankan mindset of this bitter outdated goda sudda giving anything to Tamils equals subjugation. I suppose what the goda sudda suggests here is not to give anything to Tamils.

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        The pro-LTTE diaspora is to be condemned.

        But so is this stupid govt and slavish voices like the Stupid One who dance to the maras tune and say racist things. Both are devils, good to be cast into the outer darkness. They are a curse on Sri Lanka.

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    Next the Rajapassas will ban all Human Rights Groups including the AHRW claiming they support Terrorism. Thereafter they will ban all the Western Democracies as countries again for supporting Terrorism. It is ironic that a mad man sees all others as mad. Similarly a Terrorist also sees all others as Terrorists.

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      They do. They support American terrorism. Brad Adams and HRW represent the propaganda arm of the USA. They turn a blind eye to injustices, including torture and grave human rights abuses at home and point the finger at specific targets abroad.

      What was the “shock and awe” strategy used in Iraq if not terrorism? Brad Adams and Human Rights Watch also have had precious little to say about flagrant aggression of the USA, starting but not ending wars around the world.

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        Dr Romesh Senewiratne Alagaratnam,

        Tell us why you have started adding Alagaratnam recently?

        Western countries are OK to get all the support for the war in Sri Lanka and kill many thousand civilains. But they are not ok for peace in Sri Lanka.
        We are discussing what is going on in Sri Lanka. Go and comment on IragTelegraph. You have not learned anything from your father.

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    This ban just shows the utter ubsurdity/stupidity of the Rajapaksa regime: on one hand they ban Tamil organisations under an UN act on the other hand they say they will not respect UN jurisdiction. What now?

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    This guy says those terrorist groups engaged in peaceful political activities, question is that how the f it become peaceful when they carry the flag of a banned terrorist organization!!!! and openly say they support LTTE !!! you and your organization survive by sucking blood money form those terrorists, otherwise no body in their right mind will say such a gruesome thing.

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      They know what flag to carry. It is there business. You too can carry your flag the flag of war criminals.No one will notice

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    Dear Mr Brad Adams,
    Asia Director,
    Human Rights Watch,

    Jane’s Defense have stated that the LTTE Terrorist Organization had an estimated annual income in excess of US$ 300 million.

    This did not come from heaven but from Voluntary and Involuntary contributions, Credit Card Scams, Drug peddling, Human Smuggling, Gun running etc which obviously involved MASSIVE Logistics.

    You are reported to have stated “The government is putting all Tamil activists at risk by delegitimizing the major Tamil organizations abroad, Putting organizations engaged in peaceful political activity on a terrorist list is a modern version of McCarthyism.”

    How certain are you that the 16 organizations and 424 persons listed under paragraph 4(2) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012 did not contribute to that US$ 300 million annual income?

    Instead of conflating the issues with peaceful political activity of the Tamils, why don’t you ask those 16 organizations and 424 persons to prove that they were not involved in funding Terrorism in Lanka for 30 years by declaring their assets and explaining how they accumulated them?

    Have you succumbed to that massive wealth, accumulated over the years and are now lying at their disposal in foreign banks and in the black money market, just like the UN’s “Experts” Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms Yasmin Sooka, Steven R. Ratner, Gordon Weiss, Prof Philip Alston, Dr. Daniel Spitz and Mr Grant Fredericks seemed to have succumbed to?

    The authoritative ICRC interpretation of Chapter 32 Rule 97 of the ICRC Human Rights Law is available here.

    http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter32_rule97

    Please explain why there is a contradictory interpretation of the above law by the UNSG’s experts, Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms Yasmin Sooka and Steven R. Ratner which is designed to absolve the LTTE of a War Crime?

    Please explain why the Human Rights Watch have been silent over that Contradiction for the past several years which is an indicator of possible corruption at the highest levels of the UN?

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      Off the Cuff:

      Two in that list are dead. Gota may have visited them in their after world. Rohan Gunaratna, the phony international terrorist expert had his wide mouth stitched when a Canadian court found him “bluffing”. From human rights violations to press freedom transgressions, it is SL and the regime that is in the dock. Of course, you guys can talk like the law turned maths professor or “prepare” an electric chair to win elections, or can sneak through the back door to pay a visit to Mdm Pillai like that drama of refusing but sneaking to meet the UN PoE, you guys will come around unless you want to end up eating grass.

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        Dear Jansee,

        My question addressed to Brad Adams of HRW was not about the dead but about the living.

        You have failed to present a reasonable argument to counter my questions. Apparently you are shaken up and is attempting to draw Red Herrings to divert attention.

        Why is the Darusman interpretation of Rule 97, Chapter 32 of the ICRC Human Rights Law different to the AUTHORITATIVE ICRC interpretation?

        Did the LTTE Money have anything to do with the Darusman interpretation?

        Why haven’t HRW (Brad Adams included) who should have noticed the corrupted interpretation, ignore it for YEARS?

        Did the LTTE Money have anything to do with that too?

        Why haven’t the High officials of the UNHRC who are required to know the ICRC interpretation of HR Laws and who use and quote from the Darusman report at every opportunity, notice the Darusman panel’s corrupted interpretation?

        Did the LTTE Money buy the Silence an inaction?

        Canada criminalized the following organizations in 2006 under subsection 83.05(1) of the Criminal Code or the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism or the United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations.

        The announcement was made by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. This made fund raising and movement of funds through Banks impossible but the Post broke the news two days in advance, giving the LTTE fundraisers enough time to move the Funds. Canadian Tamils funded the LTTE to the tune of up to US$ 10 million annually.

        Where did the money go?

        Human Rights Watch says it had found extensive extortion by the Tigers within the Canadian Tamil community, listing examples of Tamil Canadians who were threatened both in Canada and on visits to Sri Lanka.

        1. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
        2. Tamil Tigers
        3. Ellalan Force
        4. Eellalan Force
        5. Tiger Movement
        6. Sangilian Force
        7. Air Tigers
        8. Black Tigers (Karum Puligal)
        9. Sea Tigers
        10. Tiger Organization Security Intelligence Service (TOSIS)
        11. Women’s Combat Force of Liberation Tigers (WCFLT)
        12. Tigres libérateurs de l’Eelam tamoul (TLET)
        13. Tigres tamouls
        14. Force Eellalan
        15. Force Ellalan
        16. Mouvement des Tigres
        17. Force Sangilian
        18. Tigres de l’air
        19. Tigres noirs (Karum Puligal)
        20. Tigres de la mer
        21. Service de renseignements et de sécurité de l’Organisation des Tigres (SRSOT)
        22. Force combattante des femmes des Tigres de libération (FCFTL)

        Are the fund raisers of ALL those 22 criminalized organizations Dead?

        Are the funds collected by them gone?

        This is ONLY in Canada.
        Add those in the rest of the world to that list and the implications become enormous.

        Since you are interested in what the Canadian Courts say, a Canadian Commission of Inquiry found Mr. Grant Fredericks incompetent and without any special expertise.

        UN’s Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Prof Philip Alston used Daniel Spitz and Mr. Grant Fredericks to support the CH4’s “Killing Fields”.

        LTTE money at work yet again

        The Commissioner’s final opinion on Grant Fredericks:
        His verification methodology was flawed — while I accept that his measurement of the fixed object (the counter) showed a decrease in size as the camera zoomed out, he could make no comparable measurement of the movable object (Mr. Dziekanski’s jacket), because he was not able to measure the entire length of the jacket, as it extended below the level of the counter. I accept the opinions of Mr. Hird-Rutter and Mr. McInnis on this issue.

        He has no special expertise in determining steps from shoulder movements — without the verification referred to above,Mr. Fredericks’ opinion of three distinct steps forward is based entirely on his repetitive viewing of the three-second segment of the Pritchard video and his interpretation of Mr. Dziekanski’s changing shoulder movements. I am not persuaded that his expertise as a forensic video analyst extends to this type of human body movement. In the absence of such expertise, his opinion deserves no greater weight than the opinion of any other careful observer. I have watched this segment of the Pritchard video many dozens of times, and I have been unable to detect the three methodical step movements Mr. Fredericks described. Even if I am wrong and Mr. Dziekanski did take three distinct steps forward, Mr. Fredericks’ opinion is of questionable significance, since he repeatedly refused to estimate distance, even a distance as small as one inch.

        No wonder that the Canadian Fund Raisers are Jittery.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Off the Cuff:

          It is not as so many words but the gist of the message that will endear.

          There was a time when then Secretary of State Madeline Albright and the world was debating whether what was happening in Rwanda was genocide. The collective denial and refusal to act was not lost on the world when the horrors emerged later. In a cunning twist of fate, and the fact that SL was a state player allowed a greater degree of recognition in international politics, SL managed to dupe the world into believing that SL was observing the rules of the war.

          When SL chased out the UN from the war zone and had only a handful of reporters who were its mouthpiece, it cynically wanted to shut that part of the world from the entire world with the sinister intent to annihilate a section of a race. The fact that despite SG Ban’s horror on what he saw, the UNHRC passed a resolution patting SL on the back, all because a SL goon acting as the ambassador wanted curry favour with his regime and misled the Council, as the subsequent resolutions against SL amply demonstrates.

          SG Ban had always insisted that the mandate for him to appoint the PoE was on the basis of what MR had agreed. For argument sake, even if there is none of that, there can be as many “firsts” to unearth the truth. When the League of Nations failed to stop Hitler on his menace and murdered millions of Jews, the Allied forces set up a war crimes tribunal. SG Ban is a brave person who went that extra mile, perhaps, tormented by the magnitude of the horror he saw with his own eyes which the Rajapakses lied to the world as a humanitarian operation and have been hiding their evil deeds. He remarked that he had never seen such devastation in his life. He even went as far as to appoint the Charles Petrie panel to investigate and report on the failure of the UN to prevent this horrible tragedy. Both the PoE and Charles Petrie’s reports were scathing – that UN failed miserably to prevent the atrocities or tell the whole world what was happening in SL, literally meaning that the SL regime lied to the whole world.

          During Navi Pillay’s press conference she summarised the gist of what the SL regime is up to. The regime was only talking about development and reconciliation but was evading the accountability issue. Even on the score of the reconciliation, the report card was very bad. If one was to compare the atrocities committed by a racist Sinhala regime on Tamils as against what Hitler committed, the scenario emerges as very scary. With the UN around and with all the advances in humanitarian covenants that have been in place where none of these were available during Hitler’s misadventures, it takes a master-cheat to dupe the world and in terms of the instant period it cannot escape our attention that the atrocities committed by the SL regime are indeed very very grave.

          What started as baffling now has enlightened me – that beyond a religion that propagated truth, as much as the regime is a hoax, so are the majority Sinhalese who are not the least concerned as to how women were raped and murdered and how genocidal this regime has been. By their attitude and action they have demonstrated a very important message – that there cannot be amity in essence between the two races. Beyond all what you have cited, it cannot go unnoticed that the regime has been committing these atrocities all because of the support from the majority Sinhalese. If the intended action is against the LTTE, then it is understandable but what has happened is very clear – that the Rajapakses embarked on against the Tamils as a whole with hatred and deep seated prejudices and we all know the result of that.

          For the Tamils right now, what stands in front of them are the grave atrocities committed, worse still all in the name of a dubious humanitarian operation. Quote as many citations as you want, they matter nothing to the Tamils. Foregone in their minds is how a murderous regime annihilated their kith and kin in the most gruesome manner. Nothing else matters. That will be the mantra until the perpetrators of this horrible crime pay the price. So, please throw all your jargon in the rubbish bin as it is as much as us as the world that nothing sincere and honest comes from you guys who are mere mouthpieces for that dastardly regime. You have a murderer as a president and a genocide expert as the secretary of defence. If openly and blatantly can tell during a BBC interview that even earmarked hospitals can be bombed, is it difficult to figure of the genocidal intent of such a person? By the way how many times have these murderers gone to the altar of the Buddha to seek his blessings and grace to commit these horrible crimes?

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          Dear Jansee,

          You have been consistently avoiding the issues raised and is trying desperately to cover up by raising more and more Red Herrings. Your TGTE Goebbels Ms Usha S SriskanderRaja has been avoiding the same questions like the plague.

          Why is the Darusman interpretation of Rule 97, Chapter 32 of the ICRC Human Rights Law drastically different to the AUTHORITATIVE ICRC interpretation?

          The authoritative ICRC definition is available here http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter32_rule97

          Did the LTTE Money have anything to do with the Darusman interpretation?

          Why haven’t HRW (Brad Adams included) who should have noticed the corrupted interpretation, ignore it for YEARS?

          Did the LTTE Money have anything to do with that too?

          Why haven’t the High officials of the UNHRC, who are required to know the ICRC interpretation of HR Laws and who use and quote from the Darusman report at every opportunity, notice the Darusman panel’s corrupted interpretation?

          Did the LTTE Money buy the Silence and inaction?

          You say “It is not as so many words but the gist of the message that will endear”

          The above six questions that you and the separatist propagandists are avoiding consistently, provides the Gist.

          You say “SG Ban had always insisted that the mandate for him to appoint the PoE was on the basis of what MR had agreed”

          I have not questioned the mandate.
          You are again attempting a diversion by drawing a Red Herring.

          The PRIMARY question is, why is the Darusman Expert panel’s interpretation of Rule 97, Chapter 32, DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT to the Authoritative ICRC definition?

          According to the authoritative ICRC definition the LTTE is GUILTY of the War Crime of using a Human Shield. According to Darusman’s experts the LTTE is not guilty.

          Was LTTE money used to BRIBE the UNSG’s Darusman Panel to BEND the Law in their favour?

          The other five questions logically flow from the above basic question.

          The rest of your post is a load of Red Herrings designed to divert attention of the reader away from the PRIMARY Questions raised by me.

          The LTTE Money did not VANISH in to thin air. The expenditure on war stopped. What was collected is stashed away and are under the control of those who collected them. It is a massive fund of BLACK money and it keeps growing.

          We have seen that money in action with UN’s Prof Philippe Alston, his own experts and Gordon Weiss. The corrupted interpretation of Rule 97 indicates that the tentacles of corruption is moving upwards in the UN and within NGO’s such as HRW.

          Under the circumstances, the possibility that the LTTE money would be used in attempting to corrupt KEY officials is very real.

          Please explain how Rule 97 got corrupted

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Off the Cuff:

            Two very simple questions to you:

            1. The regime bluffed the whole world of ‘ZERO’ civilian casualties. It continued with this charade until it was “slapped” with mounting evidence that thousands died. Why?

            2. The regime insisted that there were only 70,000 in the war zone. When these figures were disputed, it insisted that it had very reliable information that its figures were correct. Even Anandasangaree disputed the regime’s figures. It was later realised that the regime indeed knew that it was much much more but bluffed because of two apparent reasons. One was to limit food and medicine supplies and doing this knowingly amounts to war crime. The other was to reduce the population of Tamils as much as possible, and the magic figure it had in mind was 70,000. By rough estimates, about 70,000 civilians had been murdered by this regime and more than 140,000 are believed to be missing.

            We have been asking these questions for five years, including the missing persons, but there have been no forthright answers coming from the regime. That is why SG Ban sent the PoE report to the UNHRC, an unprecedented step, to nail the culprits.

            Now to your “intelligent” questions. I still haven’t had the honour of being appointed as the SG of the UN. And I am still patiently waiting for the UNHRC Commissioner’s post. If and when I get that chance (you can put a good word to them to select me) and when I have perused all the files and information, then I will be well equipped to answer your questions. Until then I will advise you to direct your questions to SG Ban or Comm Navi Pillay. Both Ban and very recently Pillay had issued statements that I believe had answered your questions. Or, you may seek the advice of your good professor, GL Peiris, a recognised 21st century mathematician who believes that abstaining means casting the vote in favour. Probably, he is your good bet to answer all the burning questions unless you feel he is lost and is groping in the dark.

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              Dear Jansee,

              Again a whole lot of hogwash to divert attention from the Primary question.

              You say “That is why SG Ban sent the PoE report to the UNHRC, an unprecedented step, to nail the culprits”

              As stated earlier, I have not questioned the mandate.
              Hence the reasons for appointing the panel are irrelevant.

              I am questioning the INTEGRITY of that Panel.

              The authoritative ICRC definition of Rule 97, Chapter 32 is available here http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter32_rule97

              The ICRC states

              1. the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia qualified physically securing or otherwise holding peacekeeping forces against their will at potential NATO air targets, including ammunition bunkers, a radar site and a communications center, as using “human shields”

              2. It can be concluded that use of human shields requires an intentional co-location of military objectives and civilians or persons hors de combat with the specific intent of trying to prevent the targeting of those military objectives.

              Under that definition the LTTE is Guilty of the War Crime of using a Human Shield.

              Note the words that I have italicized in the ICRC interpretation intentional co-location

              The Darusman panel has changed those words in order to exonerate the LTTE and it’s Financiers of a Very serious War Crime

              Their report is available here http://www.un.org/News/dh/infocus/Sri_Lanka/POE_Report_Full.pdf

              Here is the relevant section

              1. Using civilians as a human buffer

              237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. (With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

              The reason given is a Blatant Lie.
              RULE 97 DOES NOT require intentional movement but intentional co-location.

              The Darusman Panel has intentionally and cunningly mislead the UN and everyone else who has publicly accepted and acted on their report.

              What caused the Darusman Panel to take such a bold step as to alter the ICRC Human Rights Law?

              Loads of Money?

              I can understand why you are jittery.

              Kind Regards
              OTC

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      OTC,
      What about writing directly to Brad Adams?

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        Dear Anpu,

        I don’t have to as HRW would be monitoring CT.

        Ms Yasmin Sooka wrote on Groundviews and was asked the same question. So they know they will have to answer one day.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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    Look at all these Sinhalese [Edited out] still crying kottiya kottiya. What a bunch of weiners. You [Edited out] are a disgrace to humanity. Sinhalese shamelessly begs from USA and Uk but they don’t want to listen to what they have to say. Eusene the son of a kakkoosee cleaner did well to get free laptops from the beggar king Jarapassa. Liberal gaylord, kris, sach, lal, sadith, off the cuf can you all please tell how you can shamelessly talk about the hard working Tamil diasporas when all you [Edited out] do is beg from others survive? Go have a cuppa tea and piece of cake with Jarapassa family you [Edited out]

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      You bloody stupid [Edited out]tamils still crying for eelam, what a bunch of [Edited out] losers. You shameless tamils licking white ass hoping they will give your [Edited out] eelam, remember no eelam in Sri Lanka for next 5000 years. Hard working tamil diaspora ???? yes licking white ass is a hard work that’s all you stupid, shameless [Edited out] tamil terrorists can do.

      There is no word called “weiners” in English language, go and have a waddi you [Edited out]

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        Sadith & Maveeran

        Judging by both comments I for one think both of you have a lot to contribute to stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese.

        I suppose you must be the cream of the society.

        Keep up your good work.

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    Dear Maveeran,

    You ask “….. off the cuf can you all please tell how you can shamelessly talk about the hard working Tamil diasporas when all you [Edited out] do is beg from others survive?”

    When there is a threat to life even an animal reaches for the closest refuge. The Tamils who fled to India did so out of Fear of Death.

    The others who went elsewhere did so through GREED and for economic advancement. They deserted a War they now say was fought for Tamil Emancipation. These are the Cowards that you refer to as “Hard working Tamil Diaspora”. The Men who refused to defend the land they say is theirs.

    These Cowards sent tens of thousands of Tamil children as young as 9 years to fight a Man’s War, while keeping their own children well fed and educated in Australia and the West. How many of you have joined Prabahkaran to fight the war? How many of you sent your children to fight the war? Prabhakaran lost because a million decided to desert him and the war.

    How much of the annual US$ 300 million did you spend on the welfare of the Tamils? Did you buy them a loaf of bread, a tablet of Panadol/Paracetamol or even an exercise book for the children to write on?

    The ONLY thing you brought them was death by forcing them to fight a war by proxy on your behalf.

    Hence the Less you talk about Shame the better.

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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      Off the Cuff:

      The kind regards you end with in your comments hides a very sinister person hell bent with a unmistakably racist Sinhalese chauvinism. Because your race holds the guns doesn’t mean you can continue to subjugate the Tamils forever.

      You talk of the ills of the Tamils and the LTTE, but cunningly shy away from the more than 70,000 of mostly the Sinhalese killed by a “venerable” army in the 1970s. It cannot get any more ruthless, killing your own racial brethren. That is how sadistic all the regimes of SL have been. So, instead of looking “outwards” and blame everyone in this world, start looking “inwards” and you will find the dirt that has been piling up at your very doorstep.

      When you talk of deserting the country, and what they did as acts of cowardice, do you include the Sinhalese who have jumped on the bandwagon, too. For Tamils, even if it is not all, at least most of them have been accepted by other countries as refugees escaping from persecution by a ruthless regime. I am inclined to belief that their vetting system is better than SL’s phony admins. The “greed” label would more fit the Sinhalese who are in the majority in the country and the most plausible reason could be in the group that you bracketed.

      Shame on you on your endless hypocrisy. Your patriots, Gotabaya ran away to the US. Gotabaya included, Basil and Sarath Fonseka have cohabited with the US “devil”. Was that a deliberate omission or??

      Karuna’s faction has also been implicated for child recruitment and they were operating right under the SL regime. Douglas Devananda, Karuna and Pillaiyan have been implicated by no less your own LLRC as paramilitaries committing serious crimes and they did so under the very nose of the SL regime with impunity. What has the SL regime done to-date? Go and clean up your own house before even daring to lecture us.

      While we can take care of the money, which is our own money, please go and sort out how people in high places in your regime make money – including becoming drug dealers going up to the office of your PM. When you have a drug dealing PM, what face you have to tell us what and how we should spend our money.

      There is absolutely no shame in the war the Tamils fought. SL is a coward. There is nothing heroic about its feat. It did so with the treacherous help and assistance from several countries. It had admitted so a number of times. The Tamils will never give up. The fact that they voted the TNA with 2/3 majority in the NPC elections should show the regime that no matter how much it tries to subjugate the Tamils, it will also be hell for the Sinhalese. When the NPC passed a resolution supporting the UNHRC resolution, that speaks how the Tamils feel about all the trajectories of a racist regime. Never mind whether that resolution had any “teeth”, the very fact that it was done to “tell off” the regime that there is not going to be any let-up. Much as the Tamils don’t like the confrontation, they are not going to be pushovers either.

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        “There is absolutely no shame in the war the Tamils fought. SL is a coward. There is nothing heroic about its feat. It did so with the treacherous help and assistance from several countries. It had admitted so a number of times”

        Of course there is no shame in the way tamils fought. Suicide bombs, massacres of civilians, using child soldiers, holding human shields, hiding behind civilians, and shooting at fleeing civilians.

        If the terrorist organisations are to be ranked according to the brutality i am sure LTTE would get the highest point.

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        Dear Jansee,

        My comment in response to Maveeran’s seems to have gone home.

        You say “Because your race holds the guns doesn’t mean you can continue to subjugate the Tamils forever”

        Please don’t try to be Sanctimonious.
        Tamils were subjugated by Tamils themselves not by any other.

        Please explain the Tamil/Tamil Riots of 1871, 1923, 1929 and 1931 where 75% of Tamils in the North rioted against the remaining Tamils when Sinhala Tamil ethnic strife was non existent! The Sinhalese were still the Majority and Buddhism was still the Majority Religion. Who is your scapegoat for the 4 Tamil Tamil Riots?

        You say “You talk of the ills of the Tamils and the LTTE, but cunningly shy away from the more than 70,000 of mostly the Sinhalese killed by a “venerable” army in the 1970s. It cannot get any more ruthless, killing your own racial brethren.”

        For me to shy away did you ever raise it?
        Don’t be idiotic Jansee.

        The two JVP insurrections were largely directed at the STATE.
        While the LTTE largely directed it at the CIVILIANS.

        However the way the State handled Southern terrorism was far worse than how they handled the Northern terrorism. What you say about the Army confirms that the Army is NOT RACIST when dealing with terrorism.

        You ask “When you talk of deserting the country, and what they did as acts of cowardice, do you include the Sinhalese who have jumped on the bandwagon, too.”

        Anyone irrespective of Ethnicity who used the situation of the country post 1983 to seek Greener Pastures did so as Greedy Opportunists.

        Those who deserted a war that they claim was fought for Tamil Emancipation and forsook the CLOSEST REFUGE in India just 22 miles distant from an Ethnically, Linguistically, Culturally and Religiously identical people in favour of a country that has no such affinity, in the Affluent West and Australia, thousands of miles away, did not do so due to Fear of Death. They did so out of Cowardice and Greed.

        Please explain how you could stay in dangerous Colombo for months, were Death was lurking around every corner and bush while your Visa was processed, if you had any fear of imminent Death?

        On the other hand, those who sought refuge in India did so for fear of Death. They did not wait for a Visa, they just left to India on a boat.

        This is not about any Race but the ability to share Sri Lanka’s Resources Equally on Equal terms. One look at the pretentious so called “Eelam Govt’s Map of Eelam” pin points where that GREED exist.

        You say “Shame on you on your endless hypocrisy. Your patriots, Gotabaya ran away to the US. Gotabaya included, Basil and Sarath Fonseka have cohabited with the US “devil”. Was that a deliberate omission or??”

        Anyone who fought for this country are Patriots. This includes Tamils, Muslims and Burghers not just the Sinhalese. Anyone who supports Terrorism is a Terrorist irrespective of race.

        It is an undisputed fact that SF led the Army to victory and that the Navy destroyed the LTTE ships (floating armories)in International Waters improvising field Artillery on board Navy ships and that the Air force provided real time intelligence that subverted LTTE tactics. The STF did yeoman service in liberating the East. On the Political front we have seen how Lankan Leaders withstood political pressure from the Canadian Liberal govt that was dancing to the tune played by the separatist Tamil 200,000 strong vote bank, UK’s Millibank’s histrionics and Germany’s pressure to stop the war in order to save the Fascist Prabha. We won the war due to all of them who fought at the war front and political front. Hence all of them are undeniably Patriots of Lanka.

        Since you have not questioned me about BR, SF and GR how can there be an omission?

        However you have been asked questions about the Darusman Panel which you have been Heeing and Hawing instead of giving a direct answer.

        You say “Karuna’s faction has also been implicated for child recruitment and they were operating right under the SL regime”

        My post Jansee, dealt with Maveeran and like minded people (such as you) deserting a War that you claim was fought for emancipating the Tamils and their so called Land.

        That you deserted the War is undeniable.
        That you knew Prabha had a shortage of Manpower is undeniable
        That you knew Prabha was recruiting children as young as 9 years due to that shortage is undeniable.
        That you knew of the Baby Brigade of Adele Balasigham is undeniable.
        That none of the Adults like you volunteered to fight in place of the child soldiers is undeniable.
        That you educated your children under the comfort and safety of a parental home is undeniable.
        That all the above were denied to the Northern Children is undeniable.
        That none of your siblings fought the war that you forced the Northern Tamil children to fight and Die for is undeniable.
        That you did not provide ANY welfare facility to the Northern Tamils even though you had in excess of US$ 300 million at your disposal annually is undeniable.
        That the ONLY thing that you gave the Tamils of the North was Death and Destruction is undeniable.

        You could have stopped Child soldering by threatening to stop Funding but you did not have the guts to do it when your sole representative was alive did you?

        You point your finger at Karuna etc because they left the LTTE’s (and yours) unwinnable war. How many of those in the LTTE that have not deserted the LTTE, are you pointing your finger at?
        As long as terrorists remain in your fold you are BLIND to what they do and have done.

        Isn’t the above Cowardice and Hypocrisy?

        You say “There is absolutely no shame in the war the Tamils fought”

        That you have absolutely no remorse for the 9 year olds you used as cannon fodder is clear from that statement. Sach’s post time stamped April 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm deals with your comment adequately

        You say “SL is a coward.”

        Shooting from behind a Child is cowardice.
        Using Civilians as Bunkers is Cowardice.

        You say “There is nothing heroic about its feat. It did so with the treacherous help and assistance from several countries”

        You have a very short memory.

        Operation Poomalai or Eagle Mission 4 was the codename assigned to a mission undertaken by the Indian Air Force to air-drop supplies over the besieged town of Jaffna in Sri Lanka on 4 June 1987 in support of Tamil Tigers during the Sri Lankan Civil War. (wiki)

        If not for Operation Poomalai the LTTE would have been history in June 1987, Twenty two years before it happened in 2009 at Nanthikadal where you expected another Op Poomalai which never happened.

        That would have prevented untold misery and the colossal economic loss that happened over the 22 years. Of course the Greedy Opportunists would have lost the opportunity that they enjoyed during that 22 years of misery.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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