20 September, 2018

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Support Now! Help Sri Lankan Torture Victims!

Update – Rohan will leave the donation account open for a few days, so you still can donate!

Rohan Jayasekera‘s London Marathon run to raise funds for Sri Lankan torture survivors. Money goes to Freedom from Torture – formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture – is the only UK charity dedicated to provide the kind of specialist therapy that survivors of physical & mental abuse need. One ore day to go. You can still donate, make a small contribution!!

Rohan Jayasekera is an English journalist and former deputy CEO of Index on Censorship in London. He writes to Colombo Telegraph too. The link below gives more details about the event:

You can donate here

The charity Freedom from Torture currently provides therapeutic care for more survivors from Sri Lanka that any other nation – and incredibly, it’s been like that for seven years.

Freedom from Torture – formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture – is the only UK charity dedicated to provide the kind of specialist therapy that survivors of physical & mental abuse need.

Journalist Rohan Jayasekera is chair of a local fundraising & awareness team for Freedom from Torture, and he’s running in this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 to raise money for the charity’s work, and he wants your support.

You can sponsor him by following the link (bit.ly/rjruns).

The organisers pledge that every penny he raises will go to the charity – with no overheads charged online.
Every survivor of torture in the UK has a different story. It means their needs are different, too. That’s why the charity tailors the support it offers to suit each person who comes to its centres around the country.
Freedom from Torture provides counselling and expert medical assessments to support survivors’ asylum claims, plus a range of innovative group therapy activities, like gardening, music, creative writing and cookery.

As a journalist, The Write to Life programme is special to Rohan. It’s the longest running refugee writers’ group in the UK and the only one specifically for survivors of torture. Its mentors help survivors overcome their trauma by revisiting the most awful hours of their lives and through writing, come to terms with their experience.

The work of Freedom from Torture began more than 30 years ago growing out of Amnesty International’s Medical Group. Volunteer health professionals campaigned against violations of human rights and documented evidence of torture.

Sadly the legacies of torture live on with many survivors, and many countries – Sri Lanka among them – have been slow to deal with the men behind it. In July 2017, Ben Emmerson QC, the former UN Special Rapporteur on protection of human rights while countering terrorism, visited Sri Lanka and concluded that “the use of torture was and remains today, endemic and routine”.

Please sponsor Rohan on the Marathon website (bit.ly/rjruns).
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=rjruns&pageUrl=2

 

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    Good luck with your run to touch the finish line.
    A very good cause . Thank you Rohan

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      Well done! A good cause to publicize during the visit of the President. Thank you.

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      Are you sure this chap would not runaway with our Eelam money. Thalaivar said only good Sinhalese is a dead sinhalese. this guy looks creepytoo , keep your children away from him

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      Jim softy the dimwit

      Are you sure your are typing with both of your hands?

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      Jim softy the dimwit

      Are you sure your are typing with both of your hands?

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    This a worthy cause for which I like to make a contribution other than money. As a Traditional Veda Mahattaya on all kinds of ailments, I can send some highly effective herbal oils, pattu, arishta etc. for the use of the torture victims. Please let me have through CT, the details of the patients and what kinds of injuries they have suffered.

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    In this situation our taking hero’s in this website will be utterly silence….

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    One of the most crooked judges ever to come out of Hultsdorf is current Judge Iranganie Perera. When High Court judge she delivered her last judgment on her last day before retiring (she reached 60) acquitting Ravi Karunanayagam, Finance Minister, from all money laundering and theft allegations. Immidiately next day rather than going home as a retired judged she was promoted to a higer position as Commissioner of High Court judge. It is well known she was bribed by Ravi Karunayagam using her briefless lawyer husband who loiters in court corridors looking for work. This Irganani Perera who was given a judicial appointment as a Magistrate by then CJ Sarath Silva, one of the world’s no 1 womanisers.

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      Is Irganani good lookin?

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    There are no Sri Lankan toruture victims [edited out]

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    Well, nobody can utter against such a cause like helping torture or any kind of victims.

    The reason for the selection of only Sri Lankan torture victims (if any after almost 10 years of militarily crushing terrorism) is not quite clear.

    Victims of torture are of 2 types, physically & mentally tortured, mentally only tortured.

    How to identify all the mentally only tortured?

    When making it relevant to Sri Lanka there’s a group pretending to be tortured with hatred towards majority SL community.

    Can’t it be an initiative of those pretending to be tortured; making an anti-SL propaganda?

  • 6
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    There are lots of people asking for money with various schemes. Some are honest some are not.

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    Yes I too have heard Iranganie Perera was a Sarath Silva darling. She got into judiciary based solely on that criteron

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    The last para ~ “……..In July 2017, Ben Emmerson QC, the former UN Special Rapporteur on protection of human rights while countering terrorism, visited Sri Lanka and concluded that “the use of torture was and remains today, endemic and routine”………………”.
    Use of torture to silence dissidents started the erosion of ‘law and order’. The Lankan Armed Services and Police started working for powerful politicians who wanted private feuds settled. Contract killing was among the services rendered. In due course the armed services and police started wagging the dog. They have become a law unto themselves.
    .
    Recently the Army Commander Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake bragged that he told MS “……….soldiers had ‘cracked skulls’ and ‘split ears’ ………… within the framework of ‘operational duty’………….”.
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    Rohan Jayasekera‘s efforts to rehabilitate the victim is laudable. Bridling the culprits (and their political patrons) is equally important.

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    The Comments comes to a standstill when the article touches the subject of State sponsored torture , murder etc.
    Why ?? Are they afraid of yellow robes? , rajaballas??
    How can this country prosper when the Dark Secrets are hidden and swept under the carpet.

    Only the Hollow headed “Jim Softy ” comes out with some rubbishy gibberish nonsense, but CT wisely blocks his comments.
    To find any solution for any problems at all , theres no solution nor progress for a better Lanka in the SLankan ” Dimwits Paradise.”

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      TELE EVANGELIST ANALYST: Looking at Rohan Jayasekara, can he run or some has to push him in order to walk. Why Britain is this bankrupt or Peole need charities in order to find employment ?

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        Jimsofty you’re such a moron, unintelligent village frog knows nothing else.
        Fed on village propaganda medias to be a racist and Be so pathetic. Such narrow minded Twits you see all over SL.
        These frogs knows nothing except the kitchen politics , Gain knowledge only from racist propaganda media machines.

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        Softy,

        It is not a sprinting race. He even need not finish to the line. Many elders, women, children just run to create mainly awareness then fund collection. If you go there you will see some are even walking.

        Existence of Charities and NFP are creating employment for unemployed too. It is recognized by donners and States. Nothing new in that.

        It not just about Lanakwe Rapist army. It is about all Rapist Armies of the world, especially, Africa, Middle east, South America, Southeast Asia.

        If you are anywhere in London, go and say to him Hi. Tell him you are the rep of CT.

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          How About LTTE. LTTE did not rape dalit girls to produce suicide bombers.

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        Sir, you are an uncouth man. Seriously. I have seen more civilized hyenas and rabid dogs. You need professional help. Really. Good luck with getting some.Thank you.

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    Before asking for money rohan jayasekera must explain his orgainisation, what have they done so far, why he is asking money and what he will do with the money

  • 5
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    What was he doing for the last 30 years? When London was sending millions for terrorism in SL.

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    Rohan Jayasekera are you a member of TNA to say Sri Lanka torches people (obviously Tamil). You are not doing any good to Sri Lanka

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      Earlier he was fighting for Freedom of expression. Now he has changed it. One funding agency is ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY, bagn during Ronald reagontimes and it is a CAI Agency and gives funds to Huamn rights watch and amnesty international.
      See the funding agencies Ampersand Company
      Arts Council England
      British Council
      Cambridge Audio
      Clifford Chance
      The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
      Doughty Street Chambers
      Editorial Intelligence
      Embassy of Sweden
      European Commission
      Evening Standard
      Facebook
      The Foundation
      Fritt Ord Foundation
      Google
      The John S Cohen Foundation
      The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
      The Michael Bishop Foundation
      National Endowment for Democracy
      Open Society Foundations
      RedStone
      The Royal Norwegian Embassy in London
      SAGE Publications

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    Biswa

    that is the best way to get money from people. that Sri Lanka torches its people. this is what TNA is doing

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    don;t give him a red cent. we have now torched people

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      Kamalini Mohotti and Mahamudliyar – its not torches or torched – its torture
      you guys are real idiots – if you don’t know how to spell the word don’t shoe your stupidity…the word is in the title of the article…can you guys read English?

      by the way torching people alive is also torture..I am sure you are familiar with that practice as that’s the word that crops to your minds

      but I know I am wasting y time with you guys

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    Let him run the marathon if he can (I doubt it he will complete) but dont give him a red cent as we have no torcher victims in this country

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      See how some of the above comments from Punnakku eating with zero knowledge of
      ” Any Othermatters ” other than cut throat Racism.
      This is exactly My Point.
      Dim Wits of ” Paradise Sri Lanka ” “DimWits Srilankan Frogs “
      There are no other names to name these Dimwits.

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    Manfred Nowak, UN rapporteur has earlier reported on ‘torture in Sri Lanka’.

    https://news.un.org/en/story/2007/10/237592-un-human-rights-expert-reports-allegations-torture-sri-lanka

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    Analyst, you are very correct. Tamil racists who fraudulently for immigration purposes say they were torched. The whole world knows this lie but the horse is now bolted. There are closer to 1 million Tamils who have obtain refugee status in the West making bogus, fabricated claims. Let’s work on this Analyst and let’ show to the world the real truth. I am doing my bit. Please keep up with the good work.

    This idiot nitwit Jayasekera guy has gotten into bandwagon knowing well that there will be fruits to pick.

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      There was a tortured photo in an article published by the TGTE senator. that looked like a woman beaten by the husband most probably in India. I heard even Tamils husbzns beat wives the same way. I know one case which went far more than.

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