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Tenth Anniversary Of A Sri Lankan Victory

By Mahinda Rajapaka

Mahinda Rajapaksa

On the 19th of May 2019, we mark the tenth anniversary of the decisive defeat of the separatist terrorism that prevailed in this country for nearly four decades. Separatist violence which began in a small and amateurish manner from 1970 onwards, gave rise to the most powerful terrorist movement the world has ever known – the LTTE. The suicide jacket, small explosives laden speedboats manned by suicide cadres, night time aerial attacks using small aircraft are just a few of the innovations that the LTTE introduced to global terrorism.  They were well ahead of all other terrorist movements in the world in collecting funds by both legal as well as illegal means. The LTTE was the only terrorist movement in the world that had its own ships deployed in international waters to transport weapons.

The Sri Lankan government bought weapons to combat the LTTE on credit. But the LTTE paid cash on the international market to buy the weapons they used against the Sri Lankan army as well as the Indian army. The LTTE was also the only terrorist organisation in the world to have assassinated two world leaders, – Rajiv Gandhi of India and President Premadasa of Sri Lanka. Those were the reasons why the FBI officially designated the LTTE as the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world in January 2008. Such was the nature of the terrorism that was conclusively brought to an end on the 19th May 2009 with the confirmation that its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was dead.

This was not a victory that was easily obtained. The number of armed forces personnel and officers of the Police Special Task Force killed during that war was 25,367. Several hundred ordinary policemen, thousands of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim civilians and a number of political leaders also lost their lives. Countless numbers of people were injured. The value of the property that was destroyed during that war has not yet been calculated. We succeeded in winning the war because we resisted the pressure being brought on us by certain countries to halt operations.

The Republican administration in the USA at the time, helped Sri Lanka. It was with American help that we managed to pursuade the EU to name the LTTE as a terrorist organisation in 2006. In 2007, we were able to destroy the LTTE’s arms smuggling ships in international waters off Australia and Indonesia due to specific information provided to us by the USA. However in February 2009, a new Administration took over in the USA and attitudes changed after that. Nevertheless we managed to resist international pressure to halt operations and we won the war.

Sri Lanka is the only country in the recent history of the world to have completely defeated terrorism. After having emerged from a situation of intense conflict, a nation should be able to put all that behind us and to go forward. However though the war ended, certain local and foreign interested parties never allowed things to normalise in this country. From the day the war ended they kept raking up the past in order to keep the conflict going.  Some may have been upset that we did not heed their calls to halt  operations against the LTTE. They may also have been disturbed by the fact that we were being helped by China.

On the 9th January 2009, a government that dances to the tune of foreign powers was elected to power in this country. The agenda that they started implementing after capturing power was designed to break the back of this nation and to ensure that that we never raise our heads again. From the day the so called yahapalana government came into power, they started relentlessly persecuting the armed forces that amazed the entire world by defeating the terrorist organisation that everyone considered to be undefeatable. In 2015, the present government together with their foreign masters co-sponsored Resolution 30/1 in the UN Human Rights Council agreeing among other things to institute a special war crimes court in Sri Lanka with the participation of foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators.

They also agreed to remove from service by administrative means, all armed forces personnel suspected of having committed war crimes even if there is insufficient evidence to present in a court of law. The government has already passed several laws in fulfilment of the pledges given in Resolution 30/1. Through the Office of Missing Persons Act No: 14 of 2016, they have created an investigative body that can enter any armed forces or police installation at any time and seize any document or object and which can summon witnesses and carry out investigations even in contraventon of the Official Secrets Act.

Through Act No: 5 of 2018 which makes the provisions of the International Convention Against Enforced Disappearances applicable to Sri Lanka, the government has made it possible for foreign countries to request the arrest and extradition to their countries of persons supected of being responsible for enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka. The International Convention Against Enforced Disappearances is actually a punutive mechansim. The Mtual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Amendment) Act No: 24 of 2018 passed by this government enables Sri Lanka to provide evidence and other related matters in connection with cases being heard in foreign courts.

These three pieces of legislation are related to one another. The Office of Missing Persons conducts investigations and publishes reports from time to time. Cases can then be filed in foreign courts against members of our armed forces on the basis of those reports. Such cases can then be heard in foreign courts with the help of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act. That was the plan.

In the meantime, the Sri Lankan government continues with the relentless persecution of our armed forces. If there is no evidence against a targeted member of the armed forces, he is arrested and remanded on the basis of a statement obtained from somebody else through various means. All officers who gave leadership to the war against the LTTE have been at the very least, brought to a police station and questioned. Even the highest serving military officer in the country, the Chief of Defence Staff spent some time in remand while still holding that position. All this was done to establish the view both in Sri Lanka and overseas that our armed forcers personnel are not war heroes but murderers, extortionists and thieves and to justify handing them over to foreign courts for trial.

Members of the intelligence services were held in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. If members of the armed forces are suspected of some crime, they should be dealt with under the ordinary law of the land. The PTA is meant to be used during a terrorist threat against suspected terrorists. This government deliberately used the PTA against armed forces personnel to bring down the morale of the entire military. What was in operation under this government is a programme for the complete destruction of Sri Lanka.

On the one hand, members of the armed forces are relentlessly persecuted and neutralised. Then a new constitiution is introduced to weaken the central government and to divide Sri lanka into nine provincial governments. Under the new constitution, provisions were to be introduced to enable anybody to go to courts and obtain a stay order against a declaration of emergency. If by some mischance that constitution had been passed into law, the situation that would have arisen in this country after the Easter Sunday bomb attacks would have been unimaginable.

Another part of the same programme was to replace the Prevention of Terrosim Act of 1979 with the counter terrorism law that is under discussion today. That was yet another pledge made in UNHRC Resolution number 30/1. The main purpose of any anti-terrorism law is to suppress terrorism. Punishing terrorists is a secondary matter. One of the most important aspects of all anti-terrorism laws is the extended period of detention of suspects over and above what is allowed by the ordinary law. All anti-terroist operations depend on such provisions. Under the provisions of the present Prevention of Terrosim Act, terrorist suspects can be held in detention for 18 months and then kept in remand until the end of legal proceedings.

However under the proposed counter terrorism law, a terrorist suspect can be held in detention and remand only for a maximum period of one year, even on the orders of the High Court. After that suspects have to be mandatorily released on bail. If a case filed against a suspect cannot be completed in one year, the High Court is required to release the suspect on bail. No one can prevail against terrorism with such laws. After the London bombings of 2005, the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair tried to get a law passed to enable the detention of terrorism suspects for 90 days.

At that time, senior police offices had requested the British government to introduce laws to enable the detention of terrorist suspects for as long as it takes to complete the investigations. However, because some of Tony Blair’s MPs dependended on the votes of certain communities they did not allow that law to go through. The maximum period of detention was fixed at 28 days. Senior British police officers have consistently pointed out that this period is not adequate.

The Americans however did things differently. In 2011, President Barrack Obama signed the National Defence Authorisation Act which in Section 1021 specifically allowed for the indefintite detention of terrorist suspects until the end of hostilities. NGOs like Amnesty International have pointed out that this law applies equally to foreigners as well as suspect US citizens.

Apart from the period of detention, enhanced punishments also play a role in deterring terrorism. By the 2015 Criminal Justice and Courts Act, the British government amended several of their laws to enhance punishments for terrorism related offences. Thus the production or possession of explosives or training to become a terrorist were made offences carrying life sentences. If any crime is committed in pursuence of a terrorism related objective, British law has enhanced punishments for terrorists which are not meted out to ordianry criminals.

However the counter terrorism law that has been proposed by the present government actually has reduced penalties for terrorists when compared to ordinary criminals committing the same offences. Even those reduced sentences can be done away with altogether if the accused terrorist agrees to fulfil certain conditions. What we have now is a government that persecutes the armed forces while at the same time providing the maximum leeway for terrorists.

In Contrast to this the USA gives top priority to national defence. In 2002, President George Bush signed into law the American Service Members Protection Act which expressly authorised the President to use force if necessary to obatin the release of any American citizen or a friend of America arrested on the orders of the International Criminal Court. The same law also forbade all American courts and governmental bodies from maintaining any connection or communication with the International Criminal Court. That is how a self-respecting country protects its armed forces.

As we mark the tenth anniversary of the end of separatist terrorism, we are once again confronted with a different terrorist threat. What we now have are local terrorists affiliated with international terrorist groups. The 2008 Mumbai attack was not carried out by Indian terrorists. But the Easter Sunday suicide bombers were all Sri Lankans. With their very first coordinated attack, they managed to cause a much higher number of civilian deaths than what even the LTTE was able to achieve with such attacks.

On the tenth anniversary of the victory against the LTTE, I would like to state publicly that no war crimes were committed during the last phase of that war.  The law of armed conflict has been formulated in such a way, as to enable a war to be fought. It must also be said that it is the Western powers led by America which has been instrumental in keeping the law of armed conflict within those bounds. I state most emphatically that according to the law of armed conflict accepted and upheld by the Western powers, no war crimes were committed in Sri Lanka.

Some of the world’s foremost experts in the law of armed conflict and the practice of war including Professor Michael Newton, Professor David Crane, Sir Desmond de Silva, Sir Geoffery Nice, Rodney Dixon QC, and Major General John Holmes had provided written statements to the government of Sri Lanka confirming this. The war crimes allegations being made against the Sri Lankan armed forces are politically orchestrated. We will have to respond politically to such allegations.

On this occasion I would like to remember with the utmost respect all members of the armed forces who laid down their lives or were rendered disabled in the effort to win the war against terror and to restore peace to this country.

May the blessings of the Triple Gem be upon you. God bless you.

*Translation of the text of a speech made by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaka at his official residence on Wijerama Mawatha to mark the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE.

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    Dear Mahinda,
    Srilanka never won. In fact, Srilanka lost its all freedom in 2009. If you won, the country should have become paradise and a peaceful land for all citizens butthe country is now permanant part of international terrorism after 2009. Today the country is ruled by USA, China, India and International Terrorist.

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      BP WP Rajapakshe please be aware that was not a victory but may be stop to the relay race of 30 year civil war. But your propaganda machines made it a victory for your abusive pollitical surivival.
      BP Rajaskehs today, I as a sinhalese feel, if the recent easter SUNDY bombing could take your life would have been the best for all us SRIlankens because you and your criminals have been standing on the way of permament peace and reconciliation of this nation.
      Let alone today, BP Rajaksehs you should sense it. Your criminal activities as Mafia boss costed those families their lovely ones on that the very EASTER sunday. Had you been away from SIRISENA, he would have the balls to take actions accordingly. Now the law bound authorties, we dont have any other choice than take these two personalities from our sights. Sirisena and Rajaapakshes should be made accountable for the innocient human losses on that day.

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        You say that LTTE assassinated two world leaders Rajiv Gandhi and Premadasa. But it is a well known secret that it was you who got Lakshman Kadirgamar assassinated, whom Srilankan people have higher regard to, than your so called world leaders.

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          Mahinda Maama,
          Don’t you think that your banning of CT, the very forum you now use shamelessly for your self serving rants, deserves a honourable mention for hypocrisy?

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      Ajith!
      Even the so called victory over the LTTE was due to the intervention of USA,China.UK. India and Pakistan. To day we are under their wings. If the Srilankan government sorted the matter out amicably with the Tamils, the need to go under the ‘internationals’ would not have arisen.
      International terrorists(ISS) would not have stepped in.

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      Why not have the Deyeta Kirula Exhibition where all the arms of the LTTE was displayed that were found buried. The war must have been fought without weapons? Nandikadal being the climax? Phew what a War?

  • 20
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    Are you dreaming or joking? what is fuss about this. Tamils are still suffering and you have not given any solution yet. Now, another blood bath is in waiting with Muslims. Sinhalese will never learn any lessons.?

  • 17
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    Mahinda R.

    You would have won the battle against the LTTE, but you lost the war in bringing peace to the country and destroyed this country to the point of no return–

    You wanted to nullify the muslim votes, and for this you were willing to go to any length even it meant destroying the entire social fabric of the Sri lankan society forever by spearing so much of hatred and lies.

    We had a war for 30 years, but the people of the country were never this polarised, we never saw the people harbouring so much of hatred against the fellow citizens, through your creation of BBS and similar groups who were terrorising and destroying the livelihood of the muslims from 2013 onwards with the Halal campaign, Aluthgama, Galle, DIgana and Kulliyapitia and minuwangoa, you managed to create Terrorists out of ordinary sri lankans muslims like Zahran and co, thus destroying the livelihood of so many ordinary people. even if you did not play a direct role on these, still you were the leader and you did nothing about it.

    but what you don’t realise is that you are destroying the livelihood of innocent peaceful people who are just trying to meet ends, and now these 2.2 million muslim people are cursing you and your entire progeny. do you think you deserve it ? the curse of the unjustly oppressed people is very very dangerous, think about it will you, your whole family can suffer for a very very long time because of this curse, is it all worth it just to grab power.

    Because of you, Sri Lanka will never be the same, it had become a dark doomed country.

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      It was a battle ” alles oder nicht = all or not”. So you guys cant talk about to have won it.
      :
      Besides, it was a relay race of a 30-long year war. Not BP Rajapakshes but late Mr Kadirgarmar under CBK admin should be held above the altar to have gotten LTTErs banned on any rich soils of the globe.
      :
      Since then only LTTErs became weakers not being able to mobilise the way they had previously been familiar with.
      :
      By 2006 – as I know those men work for their collections across Europe were hunted by Germany, France, Switzerland and several other countries. All these were known to us then Students in Europe. These are not just hearsays, but the facts.

  • 17
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    Dear Mahinda ,,,,you should have finished your article thus:

    On the tenth anniversary of the defeat of LTTE we welcome ISIS into our Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka by ignoring intelligence and building Sharia Universities in the east.
    Now we have April Easter Killings to add to May Tamil Genocide and Black July
    We cant let our triple gem sit idle. They need another war to fight. ….
    my ambition is to bless the Triple Gem every month of the year …so one massacre for each month of the year…is my ambition

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    A good speech writer who can twist and turn facts.

    • 10
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      Steve -Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha’s speechwriter is either bogus Dr. Dayan or Geneva Loss Pe is. Meeharaka is unable to express himself in good English just like his Mongol son – the synthetic “lowyer”.

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        Medamula meeharaka will always believe that people are way stupdier than him.
        :
        I wonder why people cant get it yet today.
        :
        This man s true colours are not yet clear to the very same people.

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    Mr. President,

    With due respects to you sir, how can you make this statement with a straight face?

    “..I would like to state publicly that no war crimes were committed during the last phase of that war. ..”

    Sir, there is a picture of a ten year old boy, having a biscuit and a soda in his hands inside a tent guarded by soldiers.
    Photographs taken minutes later shows this same boy with three bullet wounds to his chest.

    There is a picture of a young woman, you may have heard of, Isaipriya, a TV broadcaster with the LTTE. In the picture she is covered with a shawl covering her upper body. She appears to be in good physical condition flanked by soldiers. Pictures taken minutes later shows this young woman with bullet wounds to her head. These are pictures taken by the army of which you were the commander in chief.

    I am not even going to relate to you the countless videos of soldiers under your command executing young alleged combatants who had their hands tied behind their back.

    Sir, I am a Tamil. I can tell you Prabakaran was a horrible human being. He committed atrocious acts of terrorism against his own people and the people of Sri Lanka. He took his terrorist action across the ocean to India. He is the main cause for the suffering of the people in the north and east today.

    You sir, had dealings with Prabakaran. You made deals with him. You had financial, and politically expedient agreements with him.

    Now you are making this statement – for political reasons. How long are you and your clan going to hide behind lies?

    Please note Mr. President, Only The Truth will Set You Free.

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      Ugly American,
      “I am not even going to relate to you the countless videos of soldiers under your command executing young alleged combatants who had their hands tied behind their back.”
      All these videos were manufactured by ‘Koti Diaspora’ in a studio for Channel 4.

      “You sir, had dealings with Prabakaran. You made deals with him.”
      What was the DEAL? To kill him at Nandikadal?

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        Blind Eagle,

        I thought VP’s body was discovered not in Nandikadal but somewhere else. If VP died at Nandikadal with the rest of the LTTE then the other VP must be his look alike. Kata boru kewwath Diva borukiyanney neha.

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      Ugli american, even the ISIS Videos are made by channel FOUR.

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      Couldn’t agree more with this comment. I wouldn’t even put much blames on the soldiers, although they could be some bad apples, the crime of killing those who had been captured like the lady and the boy, and those whose hand tied behind and blown brains should be put on the top. The effort upping nationalism in the pretext of safeguarding security forces is nothing but rescuing him and his family from prosecution and war crime. He knew only way to escape from the crimes they committed was to spin patriotism if there is a local judicial inquiry, or to say interference of SL’s sovereignty if any attempts made to have a external inquiry. Ironically, people are here to buy his explanation, including our HE, who came to fix the problem and do justice to those who suffered, loosing their loved ones and wealth.

      Now, when ISIS who involve in the recent incident were identified, there were information comes to light about their asset, servings, etc. but when LTTE defeated, there must have been a lot of money and gold jewelries, what happened to it Sir?. Could you emphatically shed some light on it. Shouldn’t it have gone into consolidated fund?. If deposited, how much? How many tons of gold hauled from Nanthikadal.

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    Thanks to Rajapakse regime, people in this country irrespective of ethnicity or religion enjoyed peace. Yet, there were some morons, while enjoying the peace complaining that Rajapakse regime won the war but did not bring peace. This is sheer BS of ‘Koti Diaspora’, TNA, some NGOs and some Civil Society goons who thrive on $$$s. Few two legged donkeys of Unpatriotic National Party also kept on repeating this like parrots. Even the President said this. I do not think he had any clue on what he was talking. This slogan was coined by guys who did not want to give the full credit of restoring peace to Rajapakse regime.

    Unfortunately, dumbos in this Government took peace that was restored at a very high human cost for granted and went to please the pay masters of ‘Regime Change’ project that paved the way for these guys to come to power. President Rajapakse has mentioned all the blunders committed by this Government. As a result of those blunders, irrespective of ethnicity or religion, all the people in this country are going through hell again. Rajapakse regime won the war and restored peace. ‘Yahapalana Government’ ruined that peace and brought anarchy. I do not think even God knows how long people in this country have to suffer for the blunders of Sirisena-Wickramasinghe regimaya.

    We have to ask the Toiyas who celebrated the ‘Regime Change’ in 2009 ‘Wenasa Sepada’?

    • 6
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      Blind Eagle,

      The masses should be thankful to the Americans for getting VP to bury all the weapons, abandon their stronghold Kiinochchi and getting them lined up on a beachfront to be massacred. That is how the LTTE was defeated thanks to the Americans. They also provided protection for the man who massacred the LTTE on a platter at the UN Head Office in NY until recently.

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    I know Turkey and UK both countries said they would never hand over their soldiers who involved in Military endeavours in the name of the country. Sri lanka is the only country that is talking about this. None of Soldiers, sailors etc., did not go on their own. Now, West is doing their best, it is the same that a LTTE tamil mentioned if you give us our political solution we would forget War crimes. On the otherhand, Zaharan HAshim says I want to publish a SOKA Prakashaya (No english word for that, they are not used to it). but, I am also upset because they did not give me the money that I ws promised and I did not any virgins yet.

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    I was wondering why some Demalu and Muslims want to kill native Sinhalayo. Both Hindu and Muslim religions carry out slaughter of animals to please the God. May be that these Hindu and Muslim fanatics think if they sacrifice Sinhalayo, the God will be happier.

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      Eagle Eye,
      In Europe and even in the US, they are very cautious when using the term ” Nigger”. So it should be the terms ” demalu” for Tamils, and “thambi” for Muslims in our grass eaters dominated SRIalnka.
      But BP , WP Mahindalaapla or the like men, even if shedding the last breath in their lives today, still go on with the terms, since they are born racists. I hate these men, me being a sinhalaya, Mahinda Pala you should learn to behave before you die. Your years ahead of you are numbered right. Now you should be in your early 80ties. Please get well for the sake of sinhala race. Thank you on this VESAK day.

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      Neither Hinduism nor Buddhism calls its followers to kill animals or human beings. It is only Islam which instigates its followers to the killing of non believers. By the way Mahawamsa also justifies killing of Tamils by Sinhalese.

  • 9
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    Mahinda -Your war heroes never won the war. The entire world fought the dreaded LTTE.
    -Chinese gave intelligence
    -Indians protected the Palk Straits and ran a propaganda network around the world as the largest democracy in the world.
    -The Russians vetoed everything in the UN security council.
    -SL Air Force dropped white phosphorus on everything they saw from up there and massacred thousands of innocent civilians.
    -Murdered civilians indiscriminately – Tamils and Sinhalese who stood against you.
    -Granted ex-LTTE mass killers as Government deputy ministers, case in point – Karuna who murdered 600 surrendered policemen was given a deputy minister job. The sidekick to Karuna, aka Pillayan was made chief minister of the Eastern Province.

    -During the last stages of the war you ran away abroad to avoid any blame later on.
    -Your goon brothers and your entire family robbed all the gold that was robbed by the LTTE from civilians.
    -Also robbed and pillaged all the money from government coffers. Murdered every journalist who questioned you and your uneducated gamarala thug brothers.

    Now you are talking BS by having that weasel GL Peiris write your speeches as you cannot write one sentence in English coherently. You are a murderer and a thief and a national disgrace.

  • 8
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    “……..I would like to state publicly that no war crimes were committed during the last phase of that war.”

    Wow! Why don’t you go to the north and listen to the grieving people?

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      The very same BP WP Rajaakshe had the termerity to make state,ments on the murder of Thadjudeen as it was through an accident. BP Rajakshes firmly believe lankens in general are stupdier than him AND his 3 sons:
      That is why ballige putha had added that Thadjudeen should have raced his car with the tempo of 170 km/h in that short street with all the bendings. ha ha… See, BP Rajakshes would not be able to burn down even on 300 celcius.

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    The freedom fighters lost. They were able to withstand the onslaught of a marauding army supported by India, Pakistan and China for a number of years. They had a government of their own , well run and respected by the people they ruled unlike a looting immoral government run by murderers and looters, namely rajapakases. They brought down a beautiful country to a modaya republic. What a shame, it looks like the worst is yet to come. Hope the Srilankans will wake up and elect a decent fellow to be their president, even though the chances of that looks very slim.

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      Yes, hanging people from lampposts, making underage children in batas fight grown men, using desperate women as suicide bombers… quite the freedom fight.

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    Mr Rajapakse

    You’d better pull up your speech writer cos in para. 6 he says a new govt was elected in January 2009!

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      Good catch Manel F.
      I was wondering myself – what government he was talking about.

      Yahapalanaya came about – January 2016.

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        No, Ugly American! 2015! We’ve had nearly 4 1/2 years of disappointment after those heady few days.

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    Those who say Sri Lanka did not win the war on its own – okay, look at Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan, where the Americans were given sound thrashings. After 17 years, the Afghan Taliban are still beating the Americans and their proxy NATO. Even in the 1980’s, SLA was ready to crush LTTE until parippu drop and IPKF intervention.

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    When Mahinda Rajapakse was the President, SLFP provincial councillors (not only them) etc., involved in internationally important Criminal cases. Now, It looks Recent riots in Minuwangoda and Kuliapitiya are by Ranil’s UNP people even though Ranil was not aware. Similar Things happened during the TRUMP’s election, their own people were used to create riots near election meetings and to video those and show saying TRUMP’s people are violent. In Sri lanka they were quick to say, Even Wall Street Journal has published that, it was Sinhala buddhists who beat Muslims. The very same thing was happening in Ecuador and in Venezuela.

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    [I was wondering why some Demalu and Muslims want to kill native Sinhalayo. Both Hindu and Muslim religions carry out slaughter of animals to please the God. May be that these Hindu and Muslim fanatics think if they sacrifice Sinhalayo, the God will be happier.]

    Moda Blind eagle, for once you are right. I am glad about that. Contrary to Hindus and Muslims, Sinhala Buddhist attain nirvana by giving human sacrifice aka nara pali in tamil to satisfy the blood thirsty deiyo. Especially for Theravada Buddhsit it is a must if they want to go to Moksha. They do so freely in Dukka Deepa, Myanmar, to name a few. It does not matter who they kill. What matters is any human. Repeated anti-tamil racial riots, anti Muslim riots, JVP killings, post election killings, normal day to day killings, military killing, abduction white van killings, gangs killing, prison killings, custodial killings are all part of a religious ritual to go to Moksha. So Moda Eagle, for non-buddhists it is animal sacrifice and for Buddhists it is human sacrifice. Have you heard of the first sinhala terrorist Soloman West Dias Pandara Nayakan. In reality he is a Vaduva Thamil speaking Thelungan who came to live in Thamil nadu and thereafter ended up in Kandy and also became a King.. From being a Hindu they became Buddhists and when Portugease, dutch and whites came became a Christian and when modayas came to power became a Buddhist again, a classic text book style sevalaya. The history of real bumiputras.

    To be honest, Blind eagle, if I were you, I would have left this forum and just carry on with a quite life in down under with the charity provided. Did you burn any houses or shops up there after the elections mate? Have they closed all the liquor shops?

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    Sorry Moda Eagle, I referred First Sinhala Terrorist to Somarama thero and not to Banda. It was a typo error.

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    Obviously this is not write by mahinda. He got it written probably by that Dosthara Dayan. Lies, lies and lies. When the war ended this liar was not even in the country and he was hiding in Jordan. Only after the war ended he came and shamelessly kissed the tarmac and ate kiri bath. The man Sarath who led the war was most disgracefully dragged along the streets and thrown into a jeep by a low ranking army goon faithful to this liar. The same goon was sent as a deputy HC to Malaysia where he created lots of trouble to the HC. After Gamarala took over that goon was sent back to Dukka Deepa and shorty after a slab of concrete fell on the goon’s head where he was building a house and died a few days later. How can this man that he won the war. it is India, China, Britain, US, Pakistan to name a few. He and his gang only made a fortune under the cover of war.

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    [Those who say Sri Lanka did not win the war on its own – okay, look at Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan, where the Americans were given sound thrashings. After 17 years, the Afghan Taliban are still beating the Americans and their proxy NATO. Even in the 1980’s, SLA was ready to crush LTTE until parippu drop and IPKF intervention]

    Lester Do you why these countries you mentioned are struggling to win? It is because they are fighting according to war conventions. But here in SL your Sinhala army fought according to Sinhala buddhist convention of killing civilians in camps, no fire zones, temples, churches, hospitals and it is just close your eyes and fire and bomb and shoot. It is so easy my dear moda Lester. But I agree that also did the same thing to Sinhalas too in 71 and 89 so what matter is the killing spirit and does not matter whom you kill. Killing is a path to Nirvana after making the poor victims Nirvanam.

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      Read what I said before, SLA was ready to crush LTTE in the 1980’s before India interfered. Anyway, what happened to LTTE is this. After 2001, the world took a new approach to terrorism. Zero tolerance. Cut off their funding, monitor their gatherings, ban their propaganda networks, arrest their supporters, etc. No more negotiation. Prabhakaran either misunderstood or underestimated this trend. Because in the last phase of the war in 2009, he started begging the world to intervene. This time, no one listened.

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    A stooge says:

    I was lucky not directly get abused for my colour, race or religion so far in my in my life in the countries, I have lived in Sri Lanka , India and Australia and many countries I visited . Considering the nature of the world and my age , I was one luckiest of few. My luck ran out a few days ago in Melbourne where I call home.
    I faced racial abuse and was threatened with violence; yelled to get out of the country by a young person possibly half of my age, after 29 years living in Australia .It was not easy to digest the incident.

    I was with my wife to drop a friend of mine’s wife at Craigieburn, a suburb 30 km from Melbourne city. It was a winter`s night approx seven in the evening, darkness enveloped everywhere without streetlights as being a newly developed residential area of the Melbourne northern fringe. My intended address was at the end of a small road with few houses and the road separating houses did not have space to U turn back. While maneuvering my SUV, I was spending my time there punching my return address into the GPS .
    All of sudden a 4 wheel drive with 4 lights on blazing came out of the house opposite the house where I dropped my friend’s wife . A young white male parked his vehicle parallel to my SUV and put his glass shutter down, looked at me menacingly and yelled at me

    ‘’ Get out of this area quickly’’.

    You get what you deserve. The law of karma. Are you sure the guy was a white and not a Sri Lankan?

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    Anyone who has traveled outside of Lanka will understand the purpose and meaning of his statements. Just read the wordings and the message . No leader with some maturity , insight and true commitment will do the same. What is in here, to unite people ???? But then again, majority of Lankans wants to hear from these kind of politicians.

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    Some where else, some one says, Mahinda Rajapakse, the President paid One million dollars a month for Pottinger for Advertising campaign.

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    Mr MR your reading of after 2009 May 19th that defeat of LTTE-combine TNA the Eealm mission was not yet over, an even that politics of Gun-point had been silence until at least 2019 April 21.
    Yes, it was the first step for the reconciliation of re-order of the democracy undertaken by MR led center of govt. and its alliance since 2010……..@
    In between that what has happen evaluation of political development by USA, UK, EU, Japan and Indian intervention wanted replace “New regime” to be a puppet one of that lookafter the Western interest of Indian Ocean by politics of Monsoon of Strategies location of Island of Sri lanka.
    Yes, that MR decades of political rule of Island all we had to have was Republic Constitution and various Elections and we had a democracy ; by the point of view of USA+UK was really and its local partner of UNP says it was stupid.

    The USA new political global vision came into being ” throughout the 26 years civil war Western Strategies had found themselves in a deep moral quandary regarding Sri lanka ,a place that for the generation constituted a human right catastrophe even as figures prominently in NEW geopolitical calculation . Therefor as Sri lanka grows in important in this Indian Ocean -centric World…The “Monsoon” by Robert D. Kapalan page 196.
    Does MS RW and CBK that “good governance and rule of law” lead to not that for democracy wanted by life-time Chairmen of UNP Wickramasinghe of that feudal clan.
    At least next couple of months MS RW & CBK need to be that the authoritarian system will keep going and get stronger of that backing UNP which that is USA naked intervention an Island politics.
    Politics of Neoliberalism of UNP one thing produce inequality of income while eventually become incompatible with democracy of Parliament sovereignty .

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