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TGTE Nominates Legal Experts To Monitor Transitional Justice Mechanisms In Sri Lanka

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”).

panelFollowing the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, dated 16 September 2015, and the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ dated 1 October 2015, the Sri Lankan Government undertook to establish accountability mechanisms to address the crimes committed during the Sri Lankan armed conflict. These will include a special criminal court with foreign judges and prosecutors.

The MAP will provide independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations, focusing on the effectiveness of accountability measures from a victims’ perspective. It will also consider issues of fair trial and due process for suspects and accused persons. The views and recommendations of the Panel will enable victims and other stakeholders to participate more effectively in the process and thus enhance the legitimacy of the measures.

The MAP shall formulate its opinions independently – irrespective of party political considerations or the agenda of any specific group (including the TGTE) – according to the interests of fair justice, applying international standards and best practices. The initial mandate of the Panel shall run from November 2015 to December 2016. Further detail of the Panel’s mandate can be found in the attached Terms of Reference.

The Members of the Monitoring Accountability Panel have been selected for their legal expertise in international criminal law and human rights, national war crimes courts, and regional criminal cases. The Panel Members (in alphabetical order) are:

Marie Guiraud (France)
Peter Haynes QC (UK)
Richard J Rogers (UK)
Heather Ryan (USA)
Justice Ajit Prakash Shah (India)
Geoffrey Robertson QC will act as a consultant to the Panel, providing additional independent advice.

Monitoring Accountability Panel, Members’ Bios:

Marie Guiraud (France) – Panel Member:

Marie Guiraud, a French lawyer, has worked on human rights and international criminal law for fifteen years. She is currently the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyer for the victims at the UN-assisted Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Representing the interests of nearly 4,000 victims who participate in Case 002/02, Marie serves as the co-lead court advocate. She has been heavily involved in the design and implementation of judicial reparations for victims of crimes under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Prior to her current role, Marie worked at a major international human rights organization and then as a private lawyer in criminal litigation, both before French and foreign Courts: In France, she represented both defendants and victims in complex and serious criminal cases. Abroad, Marie represented victims of international crimes before Ivorian and Congolese Courts and was a Civil Party Lawyer in case 002/01 before the ECCC.

Peter Haynes QC (UK) Panel Member:

Peter Haynes QC is a British barrister with more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international criminal courts. He currently acts as the Lead Counsel for Jean Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is the Lead Legal Representative of Victims at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). He is one of the very few practitioners who have led cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (where he appeared for the defence of General Vinko Pandurevic in relation to the Srebrenica massacre), the ICC and the STL. He has appeared in cases involving genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and international terrorism. He has been responsible for development of the jurisprudence, practice and procedure of the representation of victims in international / hybrid courts. Peter regularly lectures on the functioning of international criminal courts and, in particular, victim representation.

Richard J Rogers (UK) – Panel Member and Secretary:

Richard Rogers, a USA (California) and UK qualified lawyer, has 20 years experience in international criminal law and human rights. He has held senior positions in the UN and OSCE: He was the OSCE’s Chief legal system monitor in post-conflict Kosovo, the Principal Defender at the UN’s Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the head of legal support for the Appeals Chamber at the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.

Richard is currently assisting several victim groups before the International Criminal Court and has worked with national war crimes courts in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Uganda. Richard has recently provided expert testimony before the US Congress House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and spoken to human rights issues before the European Parliament’s human rights committee and the Bosnian Parliament. He is a founding partner of Global Diligence LLP.

Heather Ryan (USA) – Panel Member:

Heather Ryan, a US lawyer, has been working in the field of international law for over 15 years. She is currently a special consultant for the Open Society Justice Initiative monitoring the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC), a hybrid tribunal set up to prosecute senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge Regime responsible for mass atrocities form 1975-1979. She has been involved since 2005 in evaluating and reporting on the development and implementation of the ECCC in terms of compliance with international fair

trial standards, as well as the court’s effectiveness in meeting its goals with respect to the victims and public. Her experience also includes work at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Global Greengrants Fund, The Coalition for International Justice, teaching international criminal law, as well as private law practice.

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah (India) – Panel Member:

Justice Shah, a renowned Indian jurist, has been practicing law as an advocate and judge for around 40 years. Following his practice as a lawyer in Bombay, Justice Shah was elevated to the bench in 1992, becoming a permanent Judge of Bombay High Court in 1994. He was promoted to Chief Justice of the Madras High Court in 2005 and Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in 2008. He retired from the bench in 2010. Until August 2015, Justice Shah was the Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India, a body established by the Indian Government to promote legal reform throughout the justice system.

He was also the Chairperson of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, a self-regulatory body for non-news TV channels set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation in consultation with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Geoffrey Robertson QC – Consultant:

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers. He has had a distinguished career as a trial and appellate counsel, an international judge, and author of leading textbooks. He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law, in the European Court of Justice; the European Court of Human Rights; the Supreme Court (House of Lords and Privy Council); the UN War Crimes courts; the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
and in the highest courts of many commonwealth countries.

Geoffrey has, as a jury advocate, appeared in many criminal trials at the Old Bailey and libel trials in the High Court. He has appeared in several hundred reported cases in the Court of Appeal (both civil and criminal divisions) and in judicial reviews in the High Court, and in subsequent appeals. He has a large advisory practice, for clients including governments, media corporations, NGO’s and local councils.

MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE MECHANISMS FOR SRI LANKA

PANEL OF EXPERTS: TERMS OF REFERENCE

Background and Overview:

  1. The Panel of Experts to Monitor Accountability in Sri Lanka (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”) has been established at the request of the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam (“TGTE”) to provide independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations on the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, following the end of the civil war in 2009.
  2. The overall mandate of the MAP is to monitor, advise and report on the design and implementation of the judicial and non-judicial measures for transitional justice established by the Sri Lankan Government pursuant to the Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (“OISL Report”), dated 16 September 2015, and the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (A_HRC_30_L.29) on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ dated 1 October 2015. Whilst the MAP will focus on the effectiveness of accountability measures from a victims’ perspective, it will also consider issues of fair trial and due process for suspects and accused persons.
  1. The UN Human Rights Council1 and the UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice2 have called for broad participation and consultation in the design and implementation of the transitional justice measures. The views and recommendations of the MAP will enable individual victims and victims groups (the stakeholders) to participate more effectively in the process and thus enhance the legitimacy of the measures.
  2. The MAP shall garner the views of victims inside and outside Sri Lanka. It shall formulate its opinions independently – irrespective of party political considerations or the agenda of any specific group (including the TGTE) – according to the interests of fair justice, applying international fair trial standards and best practices.
  3. The MAP’s Legal Experts shall agree all reports prior to publication or distribution. The initial mandate of the MAP shall run from November 2015 to December 2016.Specific Terms of Reference:

1. See HRC Resolution A_HRC_30_L.29 “Recognizing that mechanisms to redress past abuses and violations work best when they are independent, impartial and transparent; are led by individuals known for displaying the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and impartiality; utilize consultative and participatory methods that include the views from all relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited to, victims, women, youth, representatives of various religions, ethnicities and geographic locations, as well as marginalized groups; and designed and implemented based on expert advice from those with relevant international and domestic experience […] Supports the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka to strengthen and safeguard the credibility of the processes of truth-seeking, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence by engaging in broad national consultations with the inclusion of victims and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, from all affected communities, which will inform the design and implementation of these processes, drawing on international expertise, assistance and best practices;

2. In his recent report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice stated “Consistent with the idea that truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence are measures intended to promote fundamental rights, the design and implementation of these measures call for consultative and participatory methods. This has not been the hallmark of past Sri Lankan efforts. Consultation with those affected by the violations is essential from a conceptual standpoint for rights cannot simply be foisted but need to be exercised. Citizens cannot be simply presented with ‘solutions’ in the design of which they were given no role. It is equally crucial from a practical standpoint, for transitional justice measures depend, to a large extent, on the willingness of victims and others to participate, for example, by sharing pertinent information with the relevant institutions. It is also necessary from the standpoint of effectiveness, for the measures, after all, should respond to the needs and expectations of their potential beneficiaries. And it is called for in terms of their sustainability for these are inevitably long- term projects that will likely depend on the willingness of stakeholders to defend them over time from the contingencies of politics. This is more likely to happen if the stakeholders can claim ownership over them.”

Re: The judicial mechanism with a special counsel:

  1. To monitor, evaluate, and make recommendations on the establishment of the “judicial mechanism with a special counsel to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law.”3 The monitoring shall focus on the need for full and fair accountability, victim reparations, as well as fair trial and due process.
  2. Subject to available information, particular attention should be given to:
    1. The concerns and expectations of victims;
    2. The treatment of victims within the system, particularly victims ofsexual violence;
    3. The mechanisms for victim participation in the process and forreparations;
    4. The participation of foreign judges and the set-up of judicial panels;
    5. The participation of foreign prosecutors and investigators and therelationship with national prosecutors;
    6. The selection process and qualifications of national judges;
    7. The procedures for selecting suspects for prosecution;
    8. The application of international standards of fair trial and due process,in particular the independence and impartiality of the process;
    9. The mechanisms for witness protection.

    RE: Other areas of transitional justice:

  3. To monitor, evaluate, and make recommendations on the other judicial and non- judicial transitional justice mechanisms implemented by the Government of Sri Lanka.
  4. Subject to available information, particular attention should be given to:
    1. Non judicial processes for truth-seeking;
    2. Institutional reform, including vetting of public employees;
    3. Treatment of prisoners or war;
    4. Demilitarisation and demobilization;
    5. Security sector reforms;
    6. The legality of measures designed to fight terrorism;

3 See HRC Resolution A_HRC_30_L.29 7

  1. Measures to prevent torture and sexual violence by the security forces and to address allegations;
  2. The response to allegations of enforced disappearances;
  3. The treatment of Tamils and Muslims within the Sri Lankan legalsystem.

10. The MAP will submit an interim report by March 2016 and a final report by January 2017 on those matters outlined in this Terms of Reference. It may issue press releases and position papers as the need arises.

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    Their on TGTE payroll and they will have to do what TGTE wants. CT, please refrain from falling into TGTE publicity campaigns.

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      First These so called appointed persons can start by Investigating the TGTE and it’s leaders role in the SL civil war, Not far to go then. If not a bunch of Clowns employed by the circus

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        Hema

        “First These so called appointed persons can start by Investigating the TGTE and it’s leaders role in the SL civil war”

        Rajapaksa appointed a team of international advisors. The panel included Sir Desmond de Silva, QC Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, Rodney Dickson, QC, and David M. Crane.

        Can you also ask the MR’s international advisors to start investigating the state war criminals, including MR, Gota, Fonseka, ……………. ?

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          Native Vedda,

          And your point??? Of course Rajapaksa appointed int Panel of Advisory to look into the Conduct and Circumstances of the war (under Int western and UN pressure)

          But these people the TGTE have appointed a panel not to Investigate their crimes and why is that? Every person on this earth knows the conduct of the Members of the TGTE when it came to the Lankan civil war. Maybe you should start to look into their conduct and submit a report along with the panel these criminals have appointed what do you think of that idea?

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            Nuwan

            “But these people the TGTE have appointed a panel not to Investigate their crimes and why is that? “

            Who is going to investigate whom? Didn’t the UN report state both parties to war were culpable of war crimes.

            MR the war criminal spent public money Rs 400 million to cover essentially his and his brothers bum/neck.

            Are you suggesting that war criminals should not be investigated, truth is buried forever?

            Note all those war criminals are living among innocent civilians, probably your father, son, brother, cousin, friend, grandson, in laws, ……………..

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        Hema

        “First These so called appointed persons can start by Investigating the TGTE and it’s leaders role in the SL civil war”

        Rajapaksa appointed a team of international advisors. The panel included Sir Desmond de Silva, QC Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC, Rodney Dickson, QC, and David M. Crane.

        Can you also ask the MR’s international advisors to start investigating the state war criminals, including MR, Gota, Fonseka, ……………. ?

        Since this country has paid to these advisors a staggering amount, we might as well ask them to investigate the armed forces, police, politicians, Gota for free of charge.

        Isn’t it cheaper to kill two birds with one stone?

        PS

        Sir Desmond de Silva, QC received GBP 357,336, equivalent to over Rs. 79 million or exactly Rs 79,154,691.13. The other payments for the seven month period are:
        Rodney Dixon, QC Sterling Pounds 27,000 or Rs. 5,727,522.84
        David M. Crane – US$ 60,000 or Rs 7,814,261.50.

        In addition to the above, during the foursome’s visit US$ 22,500 (or Rs. 982,537.50) was spent as “Foreign Currency Expenses.” A further Rs 4,418,214.73 was spent as “Local Currency Expenses.” Other payments:

        P.P. Mylvaganam who was not on the Advisory team was paid Sterling Pounds 100,000 or Rs. 20,705,542, Major General J.T. Holmes Sterling Pounds 21,500 or Rs 4,332,910.50, Michael A. Newton US$ 5,000 or Rs 651,730.50. The latter is an expert in accountability, transnational justice and conduct of hostilities issues. The Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, a local outfit, was paid Rs. 3,735,000. This consortium is headed by NGO wallah Jeevan Thiagarajah. Petty cash to the office has been listed as Rs. 124,285.95.
        That is not all. Payments made after the seven month period ended are also colossal. Here are the details of further payments up to February 12 this year:
        Sir Desmond de Silva, QC – Sterling Pounds 407,336.00 or Rs. 85,550,666.37. Thus he has been paid a total of exactly Sterling Pounds 764,672 or over Rs. 164 million (or precisely Rs. 164,705,357.50) so far.

        Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC and Lady Nice – Sterling Pounds 86,358 or Rs. 18,060,558.98. Thus, he has been paid a total of Sterling Pounds 122,358 or Rs. 25,697,251.08 so far.
        David M. Crane – US$ 67,500 or Rs 8,796,799. Thus, he has been paid a total of US$ 127,500 or Rs. 16,611,060.50.

        sundaytimes.lk

        February 15, 2015

    • 4
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      The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has nominated a panel of five legal experts,

      To Begin with Can you start with the war Crimes committed by LTTE, such as killings, Rapes murders, Ethinic Cleansing etc. LTTE and your funders have plenty of information on this.

      Forgotten People – The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka (English)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV60McNQ9o

      Published on Jun 1, 2013
      The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nations from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.

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    CT,

    TGTE is a rogue organisation that should not be tolerated within this column. They are not wanted by the Tamils in the north, They are not wanted by the Tamils in other parts of Sri Lanka. They are run, managed and funded by the Tamils who left the country during the dark days of war. They now carry a chip on their shoulders when Sri Lanka and the world has moved on.

    So keep them out!!!!!

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    A very noteworthy initiative from the Tamil side. Decades of dashed hopes brought this about. Experience of waning confidence in the current year itself reinforces its necessity compulsively.

    A similar mechanism through local initiative seems insistent to monitor the professions of good governance, highlight the infractions and to expose all failings. Local personnel of unimpeachable integrity together with foreign participants of the highest calibre can compose this sword of Damocles. Its descent without favour or mercy will keep the government in its track.

    Such a body, a creation of civil society, owing obligation to none needs to be funded by both indigenous citizens and the diaspora of every ethnicity.

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      @S,Sivathasan .. Yah Like Hitler and The Nazis or ISIS appointing a Human Rights Council to monitor others while their hand are equally SPLATTERED with blood. This world never ceases to amuse me.

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        This is the truth;

        @S,Sivathasan .. Yah Like Hitler and The Nazis or ISIS appointing a Human Rights Council to monitor others while their hand are equally SPLATTERED with blood. This world never ceases to amuse me.

        those days when suicide bombers every where were explosding, these people wrote about Political solution.

        Now reconciliation and prosecuting those who got rid of Suicide bombers.

        Tamil Superiority.

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          Jim softy

          “those days when suicide bombers every where were explosding, these people wrote about Political solution. “

          Where exactly the suicide bombers explode?

          “Now reconciliation and prosecuting those who got rid of Suicide bombers.”

          By definition, Suicide bombers got rid of themselves by suicide bombing.

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            Native,

            My guess is that Jim softy is like honorable Ravi and has problems with English and all other languages.

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      What you state was not in the imagination of Mangala when he crafted his UN Statement
      of the Changed Govt. TGTE is now forced to keep with 21st Century Democratic moves as a means of achieving its goals, whilst it knows that the SL Govt. cannot do anything against it. The Diaspora is duty bound to support TGTE much to the hate of SrLankans.
      The position of the AG in respect of KP is in itself a conclusive story – so what more
      can the Govt. do against the ex LTTE and its activities over 2/3 decades – nothing.

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    I was wondering where the daily We Thamizh joke was coming from today. No more :D

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    A similar commitee must be appointed to evaluate LTTE involvement and any other party giving direct or undirect aid for such attrocities to occur. They must evaluate whereever there has being a breach of our constitution. Allready some have aided us in defence o0f our supposed atricities.

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      Ranil Wijeyesekera

      ” any other party giving direct or undirect aid for such attrocities to occur.”

      If we go by your logic or lack of it we should appoint another committee to investigate those outsiders who aided and abetted the state enabling to commit war crimes and crime against humanity.

      We can start with Hindia, Pakistan, China, …………….

      When do we start?

  • 8
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    He he he Modayas can’t fool the International community anymore …….

    There will be no inquiry as requested by UN ….inside this cursed Sri Lanka for sure..

    One fine day no doubt an international inquiry will start….

    Till then we can dance for free liquor ..Jayawewa

    Cheers

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    TGTE are a bunch of terrorist. They should all be prosecuted for providing material support to terrorist. Bunch of jokers. Besides none of these losers are SL citizens. Best thing is to ignore them.

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      I can see that you have totally ignored them!

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    It is a good move by the TGTE. At least there will be an independent observations of what is happening. One cannot depend on the Tamil parliamentarians.

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    Why are some Sinhala activists in this column so pissed off against Tamils asking for their own legal monitors. They are not going to be judges.they are only monitors.Victims have their legal rights to ask for monitors.If the Sinhalese want they can appoint Ravanabalaya to be their monitors

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    Another lot of parasitic hangers on, living on the emotions of Tamil dreamers. Get a life people, keep your money to yourselves and spend on your kids education and the welfare of elders, instead of feeding these vultures and the so called TGTE collectors and lazy but crafty organizers at the top. Why you waste your hard earned money to give a cushy life to these pampered people in the US, UK, France and Germany.

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    What an array of legal luminaries to look after the interests of Mr Pirahaparan and his Child Soldiers, Adult Soldiers, Women Soldiers, Girl Soldiers Suicide Cadres, Black Tigers and Normal Tigers who fought against the Srialnkan nation for 30 years..

    And left it in dire straights all along until Nanthikadal.

    Few pertinent points which came to mind are.

    Will this MAP look after the interests of the poor Japanese citizens who perished in the Planes at Katunayaka Airport?.

    Will they check the health of the dependents and loved ones of 300 Muslims who perished in Kathankaddy, when the TNGTE predecessors did a Paris type attack in Batti?.

    Will the MAP look into the thousands of other inhabitants who perished in Aranthalawa, Anuradhapura, Nuwara, Colomba,and even Dehiwalai?

    BTW, How can the TNGE chief, the Diaspora PM say’s his MAP is Independent , when he first said this MAP was appointed by him.

    One more thing.

    Did the Diaspora PM send the appointment letter to this Legal Eagle Marie Guirard after the Paris attack, which killed those 150 innocent Parisians?

    Will the MAP recommend that the ex French FM Mr Kurchner appear with Mr Millband as witnesses for the atrocities?.

    And how they try to save the life of TNGTE Hero and former boss Mr Pirahaparan

    Finally will the MAP bring Mrs Adele Balasingham as their exert witness on behalf of the Tamil Terrorists?.

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    KASmalam K.A Sumanasekera

    “What an array of legal luminaries to look after the interests of Mr Pirahaparan”

    They can’t beat the array of MR’s legal and security luminaries who were paid pittance. On the other hand when you compare their income (for a few days work) with your dalits who will have to work 24/07/52 for their entire life.

    Diaspora and foreigners are eager to protect MR’s bum. Couldn’t you find home grown experts to save Gota’s neck.

    How many Dalits and their family can be fed with the total amount
    RS 400 million of fees paid to these pompous pandits?

    Did the country get value for money?

    I am looking forward to reading your usual defense, Vellala, Batalanta, Abrahams, Ranil, …………

    Sir Desmond de Silva, QC (received 764,672 or over Rs. 164 million).

    Rodney Dixon, QC (Sterling Pounds 27,000 or Rs. 5,727,522.84)

    David M. Crane (US$ 127,500 or Rs. 16,611,060.50.)

    P.P. Mylvaganam (£100,000 or Rs. 20,705,542)

    Major General J.T. Holmes (£21,500 or Rs 4,332,910.50)

    Michael A. Newton (US$ 5,000 or Rs 651,730.50.)

    Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC and Lady Nice –(£122,358 or Rs. 25,697,251.08

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    My humble request to Gajendrakumar to unite with CV and absorb other good people who have no blood on their hands(exclude those who supported army to kill Tamil youths) to form a new party to work towards our political solution- Sampanthan-sumanthiran-mavi group is only wasting time and they have to accept their failure and work under CV or retire with dignity.

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    TGTE,

    “The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has nominated a panel of five legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”).”

    Transitional justice?

    You have the right to monitor anything you like. I also will continue monitoring.

    Kindly note that I did not bother to read more than what I have quoted above. I didn’t read the article on the POWs at all.

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    I am pretty sure these all are volunteers and paid nothing.

    All for the struggle.

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    He should have appointed this panel when the LTTE was eliminating leaders, intellectuals and innocent people(Tamils, Sinhalese & Muslims)

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    Investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the man who committed the crimes and most of his men are now dead and gone.Others are overseas appointing committees to cover up their sins. Justice shall prevail.

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