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Task Force Calls On Diaspora To Make Submissions On Reconciliation

The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms has invited the Sri Lankan diaspora to make submissions in an effort to advance reconciliation in the country.

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

The Task Force has called for submissions from diaspora organizations as well as individuals on the design of structures, processes and measures for truth, accountability, reparations and non-recurrence.

The diaspora can make submissions on 1) An Office of Missing Persons 2) An office of Reparations 3) A Judicial Mechanism with a Special Counsel 4) A Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence Commission 5) Any other mechanisms, processes or measures for advancing reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Submissions can be made to the Task Force until July 28, 2016.

Submissions can be sent to Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanism, C/O Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building, Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka.

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    did this guy ever submit his expenses report and how he charged the foreign country that pays him ?

    Now sell the country and fool the kallathonis living overseas

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      idxxx jim, what is bugging you?
      You cannot stand an educated Tamil intellectual? You are typical of most Tamil haters who has no real argument but can only put up such canards. If he earns any amount from a foreign country he is not obliged to give you a report or to the public. He would declare in his Tax returns. The diaspora are not kallathonis living overseas. Please consult a good psychiatrist and refrain from showing your idiocy like this.

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      What task force?yesterday the Prime minister denied any knowledge of such a task force requested MP Weerawansa to contact CBK to find out if in fact there is such a force.
      What a joker we have for a Prime Minister!!!

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        Dear Pakiyasothy Saravanamuttu,
        I appreciate your sincerity in your endeavour on these matters, but I feel that it is waste of time as nothing tangible will come out of it. The government is doing this to please international community and take off the pressure on them rather than a genuine attempt. Confession an repentence is a Christian concept, which may be in the minds of few Hindus and Buddhists but never in the vocabulary of Muslims. So to expect truth to come out and genuine reconciliation established is far fetched. It is claimed that this process is similar to that in post apartheid South Africa.
        I wish to remind you all these started in South Africa only after justice was done to blacks and it is a Christian country.

        For peace there should be justice. So far there is no sign of any semblence of justice to be meted to Tamils who have struggled for it and suffered immensely. Government is going round the world saying that if army is prosecuted for the offences committed on Tamils they will stage a coup and take over, and that if rights are given to Tamils Rajapakse will come back to power. Did you read a recent posting in this website, where Jehan Perera said that Srilanka has been let off the hook regarding war crimes for fear of dislodging the government. The same will be for granting of legitimate rights of Tamils, and we will be at square one.

        Your call to Tamil diaspora to give their recommendations is not correct. The only people who have the mandate to speak for Tamils are the elected representatives in Parliament and Provincial Councils. Do what Tamils in Srilanka want you to do and not what Tamils abroad want. Recently a bunch of jokers calling them as Tamil diaspora met in London to prepare proposals for changes to constitution. These are group of publicity seekers, persons of questionable integrity and government apologists. Silent majority of Tamil diaspora will only endorse views of Tamils in Srilanka. So please do not waste time with these non-entities and have a meaningful engagement with Tamils living in Srilanka, who I feel know what is best for them and have to bear the brunt at the end.

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          Dr. Gana,

          You raised my curiosity with the statement “Recently a bunch of jokers calling them as Tamil diaspora met in London to prepare proposals for changes to constitution.”

          Any chance you can let us know the organization’s identity and or leadership? That will be a great public service to the rest of the majority of silent Diaspora, not just in London but elsewhere as well, as well as to the Tamils living (and hurting) in Sri Lanka.

          I think that is a reasonable request – there is absolutely no reason why an organization or leadership that is working to change the constitution in Sri Lanka for the benefit of Sri Lankan Tamils be anonymous or secretive – is there?

          Why I ask is, not so long ago a group calling themselves “Non Resident Tamil of something or other” solicited through these column Diaspora support for proposals of constitutional change that would, in closer examination, primarily allow the Diaspora members to go back and reclaim land in the North that they had previously abandoned. When pointed out that their initiatives seemed deigned just to help themselves rather than the affected Tamils, the group suddenly went into hiding – not a peep since then. I am wondering if they are operating in the shadows now, still in pursuit of their original selfish and motives driven by greed, and not altruism.

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    Reconciliation will occur not when an independent investigation exposes the truth to the Tamils or to the Diaspora. Reconciliation will occur only when an impartial investigation reveals the fraud and inhumane crimes committed by the State on part of its own civilians, masked behind a faked patriotic flag to hide the ugly truth. They were hiding the truth, not from the Tamils but from the Sinhalese!

    Note MR’s submission a couple of days ago titled “Betraying the armed forces through the office of the missing persons” – whose skin do you earnestly think MR was trying to protect – that of the Army or that of the MR clan?

    Strategies towards reconciliation should work on letting the larger masses of the South know the truth, not play hide-and-seek as MR did first and MS and RW continue to follow in that same MR’s foot step.

    Independent investigation is not going to reveal anything new to the Tamils – rather, it will be a phenomenal eye opener to the Southern masses who have been kept behind a dark, dark curtain!

    Never mind that the Sinhala rulers and their cohorts (DJ comes to mind rather expressly) want to hide the truth – the bigger question is “are the Sinhalese masses afraid to know the truth”?!

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      “”“are the Sinhalese masses afraid to know the truth”?! “”

      Yes they are afraid that the island would be absorbed by India once again for peace to prevail. no more VVIP passports foreign assignments all on Colombo chits. Under table deals will go on but no more hi fi – appe anduva for north or south.

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        Sinhala masses have also suffered State terrorism and military brutality – during JVP uprisings and labour movements. the connection between military violence in the south and north should be made and this commission should also ask the SInhala JVP diaspora in England to give and make suggestions.

        Sri Lanka’s corrupt politicians have always used the tactic of DIVED and RULE the masses using ethnic and religious divisions to distract people from their CORRUPTION and Looting of the people and use the military to do their dirty work.

        It is the politicians who play the smoke and mirrors, divide and rule game to protect their privileges. Sri Lanka’s politicians are a blood sucking privileged elite caste that uses racism and economic inequality or class war as do the dead leftists (Vasu, DEW, etc) to cover up their criminality and corruption.

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          “”Sinhala masses have also suffered State terrorism and military brutality – during JVP uprisings and labour movements. “”

          It was their own seeking- no job after promises from Sinhala only banda family. They are still north korea mentality and Theresa May will have non of it. Trump/Putin/Xi have an answer for Kim Jong and …!!
          “Sri Lanka’s corrupt politicians….”

          Like your CBK the Francophile who learnt political science the refined art of speaking the truth and sandwiching with lies the school drops Weerawansa also have a style of sandwiching the truth.

          Before 1948 Ceylon was managed from Madras presidency British Raj and was economically stronger than any other Asian nation. Even today though TN does not get assistance from centre its the 2nd largest economy of the Indian states.

          Like Sikkim and Nagaland Ceylon must go back to its mother india for people to live in peace and prosperity.
          its the case of prodigal son. If not for WW2 there would still be a governor general etc as before. Truman was an arrogant idiot who did never study Asia but saw it in disgust and took away 1 million sq KM and handed to islam now the regrets of islam.
          Dodo you won’t play both the Sinhalese and tamils (I don’t belong to either like many of us in the west but have lost much over there due to violence by Sinhala/muslim 1983)

          I know you are a staunch supporter of socialist CBK but all will come to an end soon.
          Margaret Thatcher — ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.’
          When old labour won there was no investment, and party lost. then came Tony Blair the muslim friend.. the rest is history you know.
          don’t call the stinking rich elite because you are socialist fool.

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    When you say Diaspora , is it Sinhalese Diaspora or Tamil Diaspora or both ?

    Section of the Diaspora treat Wimal weeravansa or Rajapakses as their heroes and wants them to come back to power.

    Then another section of the Diaspora who yearned for a separation wants international involvement.

    With almost mono ethnic excessive armed forces are stationed in North & East and occupying private lands most of them are farming lands.

    As long as former regime including the JO are going to go on propaganda using race, language & religion it is hard to bring reconciliation.

    Clergies are divided too.

    So reconciliation will be an uphill task.

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      “reconciliation will be an uphill task.”

      It is just around the corner. Wait until war crimes trials are over.

      Soma

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    We all well aware that the diaspora organizations are under the firm grip of the Western governments. It’s obvious what those organizations would do.

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    Dear Dr. Sara

    1) An Office of Missing Persons
    2) An office of Reparations
    3) A Judicial Mechanism with a Special Counsel
    4) A Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence Commission

    Every one of the steps of submission that you identify will only make the larger masses of the Sinhalese more, and NOT less, angry and antagonistic with the Tamils and the Tamil Diaspora.

    Promoting reconciliation requires promoting the understanding of the underlying issues of each side by the other.

    Just intensifying the anger, rage and vengeance of “your side” against the “other side”, never mind who is at fault, is not an effort at reconciliation – that possibly has a more suitable term of it own!

    Get some reasonable mechanism to harness reasonable people on both sides to understand and appreciate the other side’s concern. Academics and press freedom will go a long way.

    First of all see if you can get reasonable, senior and respected leaders to agree on independent investigations on the acts of both parties to the conflict – sans interference from the self-serving politicians of either side. Politicians of both sides have learnt (and nurtured) a conflict-based political winning strategy (since Banda) and the only way out of that strangle hold is disseminating full and impartial information to the masses at the root-level, possible only under worthy academics and press freedom. There is no short cut!

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      don’t be too smart.
      His funding by EU will run out soon with the breakup- UK second largest payee stops payment to EU.The UN will follow suit.
      He needs it for a thesis that he never wanted but kept hanging – its all in the money.
      There will never be any form of reconciliation as it has not happened before as long as politicians exist.

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    You’ll never reconcile with them as they’re hatred driven

    Inviting them to the table is suicidal as they’re instruments of super powers.

    Why can’t Sri Lanka banish them for betraying motherland.

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      stupid commie prof. Even Israel is having difficulty banishing the Jewish diaspora (boat people) of UK/USA.

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      “Why can’t Sri Lanka banish them for betraying motherland.* The diaspora is an
      outcome of MRs hidden agenda that went wrong. It was created willy-nilly and now has become a burden to SL Sinhala State, whilst the diaspora will only keep
      advancing themselves economically beyond any imagination. In the long run,
      SL may benefit if it is not jealous of the other community in its advancement –
      the 2nd Generation is moving up faster than expected.

      The ideal compromise was dual-citizenship; on hold for 4 years following MRs Oxford debacle, with imaginary security concerns of Gota, who wanted to interview each applicant Even the present grant of same is being sabotaged by Corruption at the I/E Dept., which many have experienced – specially those in a
      hurry to conclude long outstanding Land deals etc.

      An example of where the diaspora stands was evidenced when the Northern Province defeated the mighty Western Province for the 1st time in respect
      of Inward Remittances!

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        Yes, Tamils, especially diaspora are very good in boot licking for opportunities especially of their western masters so they may have become economically strong.

        That’s a proof that they’re traitors.

        Why should such traitors be invited for reconciliation talks.

        Genuine Sri Lankan Tamils should condemn their participation in matters of national interest.

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        “”The ideal compromise was dual-citizenship;””

        The advantage for seasoned people smugglers now known as diaspora aka boat people to evade taxes at both ends – Have you heard of the High progfile 7th richest man of UK Hinduja?/ The EU nationals were doing the same-

        Keep sucking both nations when most of the accepted boat people are economic refugees or former terror sympathisers/members. Border Security Force of the west knows it all and that is what Trump is addressing while democrats say turn a blind eye for the sake of multinationals who are behind it for unregulated cheap labour.
        No western government likes it as much as Germans regret the acceptance of Syrian refugees and sexual assaults.

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          garuda
          Looks like you are a mental case. Your mother fed you the wrong medicine.Go and see a good doctor.
          Early morning eat two kawun with miss malu to stop your verbal diarrhoea

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            “Looks like you are a mental case. Your mother fed you the wrong medicine.Go and see a good doctor. Early morning eat two kawun with miss malu to stop your verbal diarrhoea “

            You have no qualification except a fisherman/ terrorist proud that you are `boat people` stock.
            no wonder demals of yappene are stateless rodiyas and proud to be wearing the tainted knickers of bin larden.
            Samanta P likes it to be another Muslim stronghold.

            invertebrate, brown offshoot eat more porrike vaddai and pee lam hoddhi.preek preek.poor soul.

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              CT,

              May I ask you if you retain any rights what so ever to weed out unquestionably vile and purposeless, off-track insults that provide absolutely no value for readers.

              I would cite the above two (Proudman and Garuda) comments, just as excellent examples.

              Just a thought – it is your journal after all, and the degree of decorum is indeed your choice.

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    Dr. P Sara,

    If you read all the comments written in this worthy
    journal about the students fisticuff at the Jaffna University, last week you would have noticed that all comments castigated the behaviour of the Tamils students without knowing the head or tail as to what cost the incident and you read between the lines there was racism in
    every comment. The authys. nearly took unilateral decision putting the whole blame on the Tamil students, ignoring the fact that the senior Tamil students organised a unique event to welcome the 1st year students, both Sinhala and Tamil and they were to be taken in a procession on a decorated pathway to the Science faculty, with beating of drums and songs depicting , traditional Tamil culture. This would have been a record in Sri Lanka if the event went through as such an event of cordiality never happened in the history of Universities in Sri Lanka except as a tradition, the new students met with violent ragging and harassment of girl students.
    Under such circumstances, don’t you think that it is a futile attempt
    to try and advance reconciliation in our country although the Prez. and the PM are sincerely making an effort to reconcile but people have
    no interest and they firmly belief in “ruler and the ruled policy”

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      Corr : 4th line to read caused instead cost – sorry for the typo error.

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    Listen up you all patriotic Tamils of Eelam. Sun God is not dead. He is coming back SOON. And MORE GOOD NEWS: POTTU ANNA is alive in kicking. The patriotic Tamils of Eelam have behaved like wild asses in the absence of the Great Leader of Tamils. You have let him down. How many of you have paid your monthly due to glorious Eelam. You will be punished for your sins. Make sure you pay on time.
    And SAD NEWS: our liberators of TAMILS have been indicted by the racist Swiss attorney General for making sure you slimy bastards pay on time for the glorious Tamil Eelam struggle.
    Go and protest and demand the Swiss racists in cahoot with Sinhaloid racists to drop charges. Take to the streets of Geneva.
    Do it now. RUN. POTTU ANNA is Watching YOU

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    What is the logic in asking the diaspora for submissions? The diaspora are a group who has left the country for good based on various reasons.
    Input from this group has nothing to do with what is happening/happened in Sri Lanka. In most cases Tamil diaspora funded the 30 year terror war that put Sri Lanka 50 years backward. Why on earth some one needs their advice???

    This reconciliation is a myth. With whom are we to reconcile with? and for what do we have to reconcile? Ending the brutal war and rescuing Tamils from terrorism before more Tamils become victims??? Why was there no reconciliation talk before LTTE terrorism started or while it was going on?
    No Tamil living in Sri Lanka needs reconciliation. Only the separatist diaspora are talking about reconciliation after the terrorism they funded was destroyed. Why was there no reconciliation talk before LTTE terrorism??
    What Tamils in SL want is to have a good life and educate their children.

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      “”Input from this group has nothing to do with what is happening/happened in Sri Lanka. “”

      You live in a American hole watching TV keep watching.
      Where does Israel gets its funds? Lanka gets its funds the same way and there is no way the west is going to be bothered with corrupt nations that don’t know how to live with forbearance.
      When Churchill left Ceylon to the crooked Sinhala Buddhist he left a prosperous and peaceful nation of the region.- now you are the prodigal son with blood on both hands.
      Why did Mangala come to UK before elections??
      stupid sense it is real and there is a large arms industry in the world So Gota had his ship.

      you are a former army/monk dictator that Trump must flush out for peace to prevail in the USA- and it is so.

      We see reality not your North Korean mentality.

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        stop20

        Wow!

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          windows on windows.
          you hibernate too much on lankwe stupidity but unaware of the interviews of Trump and Pence.
          800 billion is too much for USA to throw on others when America is in a spin- Trump. CNN – Donald Trump and Mike Pence give 1st interview together- 6o mins and 5 days ago.

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    Maheshini Colonne is playing a double game here.While working in this task force she is also keeping Gotabhaya Rajapaksa informed of everything.He brother who was employed by Gotabhaya in the defence ministry to do all the Rajapaksa dirty work.They have spies in every place .Good luck Pakiyasoothy Saravanamuttu.

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      The public display of religion is the cause ethnic are the symptom’s.
      Socialism/communism were catalyst.

      Dalai Lama rightly said Lanka Buddhism is not Buddhism. Go into one of their monasteries and see what they do from morning 6am to 10pm and the people who visit them.
      Islam and Christian are known crusaders.

      When Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a Britisher his then Chinese wife tackled the attacker first. but alas her child has shares in his company but no voting rights unlike his other children. he has married a European woman again. He is like his Australian mum (nee green) a Zionist.

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    Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

    RE: Task Force Calls On Diaspora To Make Submissions On Reconciliation

    “The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms has invited the Sri Lankan diaspora to make submissions in an effort to advance reconciliation in the country.”

    “The Task Force has called for submissions from diaspora organizations as well as individuals on the design of structures, processes and measures for truth, accountability, reparations and non-recurrence.”

    Excellent. The Suggestions should be made by diaspora and citizens residing in the country and made publicly available. That way, everybody is put on notice on the suggestions and ideas.Some Suggestions:

    1. Politicians need to disclose their Net wealth and how it was acquired. Was it inheritance, earnings or stealing of public funds.

    Example: Malaysian Prime Minister Stole $1 Billion.

    U.S. Targets $1 Billion in Assets in Malaysian Embezzlement Case

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/world/asia/1mdb-malaysia-us-assets-seized.html?_r=0

    Question: How much did Rajapaksa and his cronies steal?

    2. The Politicians and high Govt Officials must be subjected to IQ rests, by 3 independent tests, and theit scores reported. That way the public and the journalists with common sense can ask intelligent questions.

    Do we need idiots and crooks to be politicians and
    “High” Govt. Officials?

    3. Respect for the Law and maintenance of Law and order.

    4. Separation of Temple, Church, Mosque and State.

    5. Individual religious beliefs and myths are all personal, and should have the freedom to practice the beliefs and myths and display their stupidity, provided they do not harm others who have different beliefs and myths.

    6. Change the Muslim Marriage and Divorce act. No girl under age 18 can be married off, and and in each and every case the written consent of the girl to marry must be obtained, in the presence of a JP. No more chattel and slavery and chattels by the owner, guardian “Wali”.

    7. Add yours.

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    Sara.
    Why are you, Chandrika and others trying to focus on an apparition that Tamils cannot see or believe in. Below is what I think is the substance of Reconciliation. Knowing you nor anyone else can do it I admire your perseverance. But try with deadlines in mind so you can focus on the doable.

    “Reparations”
    1. Reparations for lives lost to residence and places of worship and other buildings destroyed, lands appropriated without due process for the GoSL, should start from 1958 to present including the IPKF period. The Reconstruction and Development plan that the Chandrika commissioned the UNDP consultant Dr. Gunasingam in consultation with the Tamils in the NorthEast, has fundamental ideas and criteria that were used. It was completed in 1995 after the peace talks broke down. Then there is the plan SIRHN that was done during the 2003 peace talks. This document is available with the government.

    2. Reparations should include return of all private lands and buildings that the Military is occupation. Reparation should also include the rent to the original owners of such lands and buildings for the period of occupation. The GoSL may renegotiate with the owners to purchase the land or take over with due process and rationale considering the Provincial interest in such lands and buildings.

    3. All reparations should be completed before December 2017.

    “Judicial Mechanism with a Special Counsel”

    1. Follow the UNHRC recommendation to the letter without any alternations.

    “A Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence Commission “

    1. The Commission should establish the TRUTH first through the implementation of UNHRC recommendations before end of December 2016.
    2. Justice should be based on the outcome of item 1.
    3. Prevention and Non-Reoccurrence should be a constitutional solution to the fundamental courses of the conflict since 1930s. Completion of the constitution acceptable to the Tamils at a Referendum of Tamils who live, lived in Ceylon and Sri Lanka and had emigrated after 1958 to present and acceptable to the majority of Sinhalese and Muslim population who are citizens or emigrated since 1958 to present. Such a constitution should be in place by January 2017.
    4. Determination of the modality and substance of Reconciliation exercise can start with the implementation of the new constitution instituted in January 2017.

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      “”The GoSL may renegotiate with the owners to purchase the land or take over with due process and rationale considering the Provincial interest in such lands and buildings.””

      It would be utopian (sadly) The nation won’t accept `ghetto formation` you are not aware because with less than 50 persons per Sq KM USA is different from Europe with an average density of over 400 and the ghettos. They are mixing like at Singapore . In any case over 50% of Tamils live in the rest of the country. The first remote device to trigger July 23 1983 was from Ghetto and it continued- most of these terror outfits are from Thirunelveli the terror township- blood and gore. you guys are no different to Matara Kattayas.

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    Oh,,Boy,,

    Even Bodhi Sira will be impotent this time.,

    As Whisky Madam will be signing off Paikiosothy’s Expense Invoices..

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    Anybody see the report about the double-charging of NGO’s and billings for training seminars that never took place?

    Does’nt Sri Lankan media editors have thing called collective memory or even hind-sight? Do you allow sleaze to make an appearance after a period of absence, just because the headline looks interesting?

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    This guy Paiki did not do a damn thing when LTTE terrorists went on killing innocent children, women, men, clergy, when LTTE attacked sacred places like Temple of Tooth, Sri Maha Bodhi. 1983 was an unfortunate situation and the full blame of that incident should go to UNP government headed by JRJ. After that so many inhumane atrocities were committed by LTTE against Sinhala people but Sinhala people did not retaliate or harm Tamils. Thousands of Tamils live among Sinhalese, do business, buy property without any hindrance, new Kovils are built in Buddhists areas, Hindu festivals are celebrated even with the participation of Buddhists. In most of the Buddhist processions there is a Kawadi dance. These Tamils who live with Sinhalese should be encouraged to educate the Tamils in the north who are being brainwashed by Wellala politicians. I think Wellala politicians are the biggest obstacle to reconciliation. Most of them have a comfortable life in Colombo and use Tamils in the North to their advantage. Sinhala Buddhist organizations should evolve a mechanism to deal directly with low caste Tamils who are oppressed and brainwashed by Wellala politicians in the north to expose them to the truth that Sinhala people did not fight a war with Tamils. Tell them the truth that LTTE leaders refused to agree to a peaceful settlement and as a result Tamil people had to go through hell. Tell them Prabhakaran is responsible for killing Tamil civilians. Tell them Sri Lankan Army killed LTTE cadres in civilian cloths and rescued 300,000 civilians kept by Prabhakaran as a human shield. Tell them Prabhakaran grabbed children from mothers and recruited them as soldiers which is a war crime. Tell them Prabhakaran forced LTTE cadres to swallow cyanide capsules but he did not have guts to swallow when he was captured.

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    The Tamil Diaspora are responsible for the woes in SL.Why ask them.Ask the people from the south.Thats more relevent

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    MP Sivajilingam was reported in the local media as saying that the photo with the hole in the head was not Mr Pirahaparan.

    Despite many demands by the Hindians , Diaspora friendly Batalanada Ranil or his pretty boy FM even haven’t issued a death certificate of Mr Pirahaparan.

    So Mr Pirahaparan clearly comes under the Office of the Missing Persons and is eligible for reparations.

    The question is how much reparation will the current Official Eelaam boss , PM Rudrakumran asks for his predecessor Mr Pirahaparan?.

    Or will Mr Paikiasothy make an ex gratia payment as reconciliation?.

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    I think the idea is to reconcile us to the idea of Federalism. This is the ultimate reconcilliation. Maybe an united Sri Lanka as an Indian Federal State? That’s novel.

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    Amarasiri ,
    Good questions. I like to add in addition to marriage age, any family exceeds 2 children limit to be punished and jailed. World got limited resource and it is not for individual family to steal. Ministers are stealing land in East and now in North and next in south.

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    The war was brought to a conclusion but still it is anathema to be a Northern Jaffna Tamil. Its become a dirty name and continues to taint the Tamils of India worldwide.Something close to ISIS.

    We saw London’s street blocked by about 100k LTTE supporters from all over Europe and it drew only British anger. only the marginalised whites due to their own seeking were in agreement to stop the war.

    Task Force like Task forces of Europe are set up to milk the system and tax payers money but never more- `talking shop arts graduates`

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    …all this in 7 days eh?…eye wash. You have it all planned ahead.

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    Now and then some claim that they defeated terrorism and rescued the Thamil people from the clutches of the LTTE. Sadly, there is no such “liberation.” Thamils never considered the armed struggle by the LTTE as terrorism. They considered it as a war of liberation for dignity and equality. If for argument sake it is granted that the government defeated the LTTE,then how come the Thamil people voted against Mahinda Rajapaksa with both hands? Mahinda acknowledged the fact that his defeat was due to Thamil vote bank!

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    Hi nick name That’s novel, You are right. After all this destruction, minimum Federalism like in India is vital to maintain piece and prosperity. It is no point in saying the same thing “sovereignty etc. ” like a scratched record or a parrot. When are we going to become civilised and intelligent to select a leader to run the country like in west – see David Cameron resigned like a gentleman – see MR is still mental and greedy even after ousted by majority. We can’t elect a proper leader until our resist public were educated and the opportunist politicians were punished in public. One day Singhalese will regret for getting support from Muslims to punish Tamils and LTTE and the days are numbered. The war was not started by Tamils and srilanka will regret for the crimes committed on Tamils and most of the so called war crimes pointed towards LTTE are committed towards North-Tamils. Singhalese have to accept, there are many 100% Singhalese villages and 100% Muslim villages and what is wrong if North is for 95% Tamils and why Muslims and Singhalese occupy Tamils land.

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    Start with TRANSPARENCY on HOW much these experts are paid; their expense allowance, their travel allowances, receipts for reimbursements etc from posh hotels and clubs of Colombo where Reconciliation is discussed.

    Good idea to invite proposals but I think honesty and transparency must start at top for this to work. Dr. Sara must reveal his salary, remunerations, travel allowances and travel modes(whether he flies economy class or business class), reimbursements for meals etc.

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    Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanism, C/O Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building, Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka.

    This says a lot.

    Foreign money, CBK’s blessings, Mangala doing the dirty work.

    Live in blood money.

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