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The After March Noose

By Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

Veluppillai Thangavelu

After March The Noose Likely To Tighten Around The Necks Of The Sri Lanka Military Hierarchy

All eyes are on Geneva. Only 3 weeks are left for the opening of 25th Sessions of the UNHRC.  The 25th Sessions of the UNHCR is scheduled to be held from March 03 – 28 at Palais des Nations, Geneva.

It is now certain the US will move its 3rd resolution against Sri Lanka calling for an international investigation against war crimes, crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lanka during the last phases of the war in May, 2009.  It is likely Britain and Canada might co-sponsor the resolution. This resolution has been necessitated due to the failure on the part of the Sri Lankan government to implement the resolutions passed in 2012 and 2013 by an overwhelming majority of members.

The US resolution adopted by the UNHCR on March 21, 2013 was more aggressive than the one passed in 2012.  The March 2012 resolution only called on Sri Lanka to implement effectively the constructive recommendations made in the report of the LLRC and to take all necessary additional steps to fulfill its relevant legal obligations and commitment to initiate credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans.  The resolution adopted in March, 2013 signified a hardening of the international community’s stance on human rights issues in Sri Lanka.  There was a shift away from a focus on reconciliation to a focus on accountability for past human rights violations and war crimes.

The 2013 resolution noted the call made by the UN High Commissioner for an independent and credible international investigation into alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The resolution also stated that it “Encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations made in the report of the Office of the High Commissioner, and also calls upon the Government to conduct an independent and credible investigation into allegations of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law as applicable.”

Sri Lankan government response

The response by the Sri Lankan government is one of ridicule, sarcasm, contempt and defiance. It openly declared that Sri Lanka was not bound by the resolution. Sri Lanka may be technically right to claim resolutions are non-binding, but there are political and economic consequences for taking that stand globally. The UN Charter encourages member states to comply with UN conventions and protocols.  Being the main UN Agency concerned with human rights the discussions held by the Council as well as its resolutions carry great weight on issues relating to human rights.

The problem with Sri Lanka is its dilly dallying over full implementation of the LLRC recommendations.  Mahinda Rajapaksa lacks the will and the commitment to bring about genuine reconciliation.  He doesn’t believe in a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual multi – religious and multi-cultural Sri Lanka. He doesn’t believe in equality before the law, due process, diversity and democratic pluralism that places limits on state authority.

On an ideological plane, he is no different from the likes of Wimal Weerawansa (NFF)  Champika Ranawake and Udaya Gammanpilla (JHU)  and Gunadasa Amarasekera (PMM). They all believe in a monolithic Sinhala – Buddhist state where there is no place for national minorities. They are in the forefront in their demand  that the government rejects the LLRC report, abolish Section 13 A and ditch Provincial Council system.  It is no accident Mahinda Rajapaksa has  appointed former Western Provincial Councillor and Deputy Secretary of the JHU  Udaya Gammanpila as the UPFA`s  Colombo District Group Leader for the upcoming Western Provincial polls. This is a first in the history of SLFP the leading partner in the UPFA.

US 3rd Resolution

As at the time of writing, US have not disclosed the contents of its draft resolution. US must be canvassing support from friendly countries for the resolution. It must be also waiting for Navaneetham Pillay’s report to the Council. It may be recalled that the US sponsored resolution adopted by the UNHRC in March 2013 asked the “Human Rights Commissioner to “present an interim report at the twenty-fifth session (next month) of the Human Rights Council, on the implementation of the resolution.”

Navaneetham Pillay paid a week long visit to   Sri Lanka and reported that “I am deeply concerned that Sri Lanka, despite the opportunity provided by the end of the war to construct a new vibrant, all-embracing state, is showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction.” Her visit provoked vituperative and angry outburst against her. Abuse and insult at a personal level were directed at her by   Sinhala extremists. She was described as a tool of the Thamil Tigers.  Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa insinuated  that UN human rights chief Navi Pillay’s visit to the island nation was influenced by propaganda from elements of the LTTE that was defeated in a civil war in 2009 (read here ). This was an unwarranted and crude attack on the integrity of the Human Rights Commissioner.

Navaneetham Pillay hit back saying the claims were both “wildly inaccurate” and “deeply offensive” Xinhua reported. She the abuse against her on the basis of her Indian Thamil descent has reached an extraordinary crescendo during her visit to assess the country’s human rights situation four years after the end of the war with separatist rebels.

Attacks on foreign dignitaries

US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes issues, Stephen J. Rapp fared no better.   Minister Wimal Weerawansa the fire eating politician had organised a noisy demonstration outside the US Embassy despite his visit being kept at a low key.  Why the government is allowing such boorish behaviour by a Cabinet Minister is beyond belief unless he was being used as a cat’s paw.

Sri Lanka refused entry visa to Catherine Russell, US Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues signalled a hardening of positions in Colombo ahead of the UNHRC l Session in March. This is the first time such a high-ranking US official has been denied a visa to enter Sri Lanka.

This time around, Sri Lanka has mounted its diplomatic offensive against US resolution in earnest. There is even talk about turning the tables on the US. Sri Lanka has despatched Ministers, Diplomats and anyone who matters to the capitals of all the countries that represent the UNHCR.

Minister G.L. Peiris has taken wings to Japan and South Korea. Both these countries abstained from voting last year.

Trouble shooter Lalith Weeratunga

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is leaning heavily on his Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vass Gunewardane and Namal Rajapaksa Hambantota District MP to “engage” with the US administration.  After their return, Lalith Weeratunga told a media briefing “Sri Lanka’s fate hangs on tough lobbying in US.”  He also told the media that US will present the resolution regardless of what Sri Lanka say or do.

He said the GoSL would also have to gain access to some powerful lobbying groups to counter opposition that’s mounting against it in the international arena. This confession is surprising when Sri Lanka has retained leading lobby firms at huge costs to counter “LTTE” rump propaganda.

Huge funds wasted on lobby firms

According to Sunday Times (January 26)  the government is spending  15.7 million rupees per month to bankroll two major lobbying firms hired to improve Sri Lanka’s image in the US. The Central Bank has also hired US public relations and lobbying firm Thompson Advisory Group LLC (TAG). The Central Bank pays this company US $ 66,000 (or more than Rs 8.5 million) every month. The lobby firms are tasked  to create (1) “a political climate” in the US “more than conducive to enhancing Sri Lanka’s long-term political and economic aspirations,” (2) to create a platform where US decision makers “receive clear and accurate information of Sri Lanka’s current achievements and future plans, and (3) “a higher volume of private sector investment in Sri Lanka,”

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington has also separately hired a US lobbying firm, called the Majority Group to lobby the US Government to change its attitude towards Sri Lanka. The Majority Group charges Sri Lanka Rs. 6.5 million for this task.

So it is a  humiliating confession when Lalith Weeratunga claims “US had more than 800 key lobbying groups of which the LTTE-sympathising fronts were using some of the most influential groups among them for lobbying purposes.”  He does not disclose the LTTE’s lobbing firms and no one appears to be aware of the existence of such “most influential” groups.

Government paralyses the Northern Provincial Council 

Be that as it may be, the government could have saved these huge funds had it mended fences with the Chief Minister of Northern Province Council (NPC). Had Mahinda Rajapaksa would have acceded to two of his basic demands viz (1) To remove the military Governor and replace him with a civilian who could be a Sinhalese. (2) To remove the Chief Secretary whose allegiance is with the Governor and not the elected Chief Minister? It is said that she enjoys the backing of a powerful cabinet Minister. In fact it is alleged she owes her appointment to the very same Minister. Apparently, Lalith Weeratunga is trotting out lame excuses for not acceding to the requests of the Chief Minister.

The government of Mahinda Rajapaksa repealed the 17th Amendment and introduce the draconian 18th Amendment virtually overnight. It turfed out the Chief Justice through a process that lasted less than two weeks and finding her guilty by a Kangaroo court.

Presently, a   cold war is raging between the Chief Minister and the Council on one side and the Governor and the Chief Secretary on the other   side. We now have a dysfunctional Council wasting public funds. The Chief Minister and Council elected by popular vote have become irrelevant. Resolutions passed at the Council meetings remain in limbo.

The  most sensible and cost effective way of  winning the support of the international community is to implement  UNHCR resolution(s) fully and in good faith. Total rejection invites retaliatory attacks by the same international community. In the mean time –

Call for action against Sri Lanka

(1) The European Union has passed a strong and comprehensive resolution, inter alia, supporting the right of self-determination of the Thamil-speaking people, up to and including secession, according to their wishes, while safeguarding the rights of all minorities throughout Sri Lanka.

(2) The US Senate has adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka for the attention of its Foreign Relations Committee. It was a cross-party resolution moved by five influential Senators, among other matters, calling upon US President Barrack Obama to “develop a comprehensive policy towards Sri Lanka” and urged an “international investigation into reports of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other human rights violations…” Though the resolution is non-binding it pressures the executive branch and signals the sentiments of the influential Senators involved and those who back them.

(3) The Australia-based Public Interest Advocacy Center’s report has accused Sri Lankan forces of broad human rights violations in 2008 and 2009.  The report said “Although violations were committed by both sides, the evidentiary material indicates that members of the Sri Lankan security forces perpetrated the vast majority of alleged crimes during the investigation period.” The report, called “Island of Impunity,” calls for an internationally mandated investigation into the allegations. It was produced by a five-member panel of experts who examined testimony from witnesses, documentary evidence and other reports that concluded “….. some of the alleged crimes were committed with “such flagrant and reckless disregard for the laws of war which strongly suggests there was intent to commit those crimes.”

(4) The Australian Senate has passed a motion in support of an international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. The motion also asked the Australian government to support the United States in its call for the “international community to establish an independent international accountability mechanism to evaluate reports of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other human rights violations committed by both sides during and after the war in Sri Lanka.

(5) The Second Session of the Peoples’ Tribunal on Sri Lank held in Bremen, Germany and the panel of eleven judges unanimously found Sri Lanka guilty of the crime of genocide against the Eelam Thamil people, and that this crime continues today. The Tribunal specified that the victims are in this case the Eelam Tamils as a national group.

Mahinda Rajapaksa has no stomach for genuine reconciliation

The million dollar question is what happens despite optimism displayed by GoSL the US resolution is passed by a majority of members of the UNHRC? GoSL is in a defiant mood. President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks about an international conspiracy against his government. He has even said that some countries are gunning for a change of regime.  He has no plans to win over the Thamil community by allowing them   autonomy to manage their own affairs. It will prove the most sensible move that will cut the support base of Thamil separatism. Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and TNA leader R. Sampanthan are moderates not extremists asking for the division of the country. After the war ended in 2009 Mahinda Rajapaksa should have resettled and rehabilitated the victims of war speedily and made them feel the government truly cares for them.  He should have taken steps to provide meaningful relief to the 89,000 war widows. But, he did nothing to alleviate the trials and tribulations of the IDPs.  He is treating the Thamil people as a conquered race who have no choice but to accept Sinhala hegemony.

The Thamils firmly believe in the self evident truth that the tears shed by people subject to oppression which they suffer (from the ruler) become a file to waste away his wealth! The country of the ruler will daily falls to ruin who does not daily examine into and punish crimes.

Judging from the stand of the GoSL that no war crimes were committed and accusations brought against it are dubious and a conspiracy, it will not agree to hold the War Crimes Inquiry (WCI) inside Sri Lanka.  It has to be out side of Sri Lanka.

Individual Countries may  investigate  war crimes

Since Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Statute the findings of the WCI cannot be taken to the ICC for prosecution of those found guilty. Such prosecution will require a Security Council referral.  It is likely that both Russia and China will veto any resolution to prosecute Sri Lanka.

However, individual countries may investigate and prosecute alleged culprits over whom they have jurisdiction, such as those with dual-nationality. In addition, a number of countries apply universal jurisdiction in respect of certain crimes, such as war crimes, allowing them to prosecute individuals irrespective of where the crime was committed, the nationality of the culprits and the nationality of the victims.

In this scenario, US and it allies might decide initially to impose travel and other economic sanctions against Sri Lanka.  Whatever may be the case, the noose will slowly but surely tighten around the necks of the Sri Lanka Military hierarchy after March, 2014.

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    It is the us who wanted Velu and the Gang moved to a safe third country. Now, they are Crying out loud.

    Thangavelu like LTTE – fund collectors who lost income are still mourning.

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      Jima,

      Yes it is the US that promised Velu and the gang to move to a third country and got them to bury their artillery and move out of their stronghold kilinochchi to a Beach front only to be massacred, while a section of the very same LTTE under KP was allowed to align with MR. Thereafter the US have been shielding MR and pumping in Funds for infrastructure development to appease the masses. It is still not clear the agenda of the US whether they are serious in taking MR to task? The Theatrics of the US blowing Hot and blowing Cold at the UN can not go on for ever. The US definitely hold the trumps over MR with Shavendra De Silva the man who carried out the surrenderee massacre, in their custody and all the evidence against War Crimes that the US helped MR to commit. Further allowing the MR siblings, who are American citizens, without question to continue, gives a different signal of their threats at the UN regards War Crimes whether the call is genuine.

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        At long last Thangavelu recognizes the old facts of -Quote” However, individual countries may investigate and prosecute alleged culprits over whom they have jurisdiction, such as those with dual-nationality. In addition, a number of countries apply universal jurisdiction in respect of certain crimes, such as war crimes, allowing them to prosecute individuals irrespective of where the crime was committed, the nationality of the culprits and the nationality of the victims. Unquote”

        This is exactly what The Tamils For Justice was trying to accomplish when it was founded in 2007, hiring attorney Bruce Fein to bring to Justice the war criminals who had US citizenship/permanent residency and were and still under the US jurisdiction.

        This was long years before (2 years) before the formation of organizations like GTF, TGTE, and USTPAC after the Mullivaikal massacre.

        After 6-7 years finally US State Dept. and DOJ sees the merits of focusing on the War Crimes and crimes against humanity. Unless and until the US takes affirmative action against the US citizens by at least investigating the 4 US citizens, this whole exercise of resolutions in the UNHRC, EU, US Senate and elsewhere could be an exercise in futility or at best delay tactics to allow the Rajapakses to escape from Justice.

        It is a good sign for people like Thangavelu, who himself is one of those who sabotaged the TFJ, and assist TAG to steal attorney Bruce Fein, to now realize the need and possibility of bringing about investigations of the 4 US citizens for war crimes and other violations by the US government.

        Better late that never.

        This applies to the other organizations which mushroomed after the May 2009 massacre like TGTE, GTF, USTPAC, as well as TAG -Tamils Against Genocide led by Sreetharan of Bethesda.

        Donald Gnanakone
        Tamils For Justice

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          Is justice for Tamils trade-able?
          US recently offered to drop all charges in return for full implementation of 13A.

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            Stupid fool the tide waits for no man now the tsunami from India for session is coming and you may end up in 5 parts!
            Telanga was just passed and the others like UP want 4 parts go read before commenting

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            NAK- Your claims are incorrect.
            Just wait and see the final UNHRC resolution. However that too is insufficient for the Tamils. But no choice but to follow the international and UN procedures which are too slow.

            Donald Gnanakone

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      If this time around Congress lead India dilutes the resolution brought by the US, their party will be committing political suicide.

      On the on the hand, if they support a strong one, they will be exposing their leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manamohan Singh, and a few others for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

      They will probably opt for the former to save themselves and lose the elections.

      Either way they can’t win. Let’s wait and see.

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        Thiru,
        If the Congress lose the election and, Modi who is accused of crimes against humanity becomes the next PM, India will be in an embarrassing situation internationally.
        The accusations against Modi are serious, being implicated for the deaths of 2000 innocent civilians, all of them Muslim.
        The accusations against the Sri lankan establishment on the other hand are trivial by comparison. The actions taken against a bunch of vile, scumbag, terrorist LTTE were perfectly justified for national security. The civilian death toll if any was minimal, although the defeated lunatic supporters of the terrorists come up with ridiculous numbers periodically.
        So prepare yourselves for interesting times. The jokers of the Tamil Nadu body politic cannot expect support from an Indian PM, accused with blood on his hands, to take any kind of action against Sri Lanka.

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          Laloo, you are dotta yande bare motta pala,

          NaMo has been absolved and the very muslims who spoke of it within India are backing him this election.

          Obama administration is 80% jewish and it was the western press which is jewish control that tried this trick on him the same way they tried the chinese government in 2007 with the toy scandel.

          You must read all the time before you comment or you are brain dead.

          Nisha is there to lure him because they missed the initial trick and even yesterday with Telagana.

          Maratha is smarter one to one.

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            and of course the discreet discerning Sonia (she never passed cambridge like Rajive so JR stole the show which he mentiond triumphantly but JVP and Preme suppressed it)and born in Pakistan Manmohan (his god is in pakistan too)

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      Problem for Sinhalese is how to replace this regime, Ranil’s UNP is a disaster to say the least,with their Anti-lankan, anti-sinhala, linked to NGO mafia,diaspora terrorists etc, so we don’t have an option. Please tell

      Ranil the seriel loser & joker to leave UNP for good, this is what Tamil writers must convince, if they ever expect a change for better

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        There is no shinning light in the horizon.All possible leaders had been destroyed by the UNP and the SLFP.The last to be destroyed was Dayasiri Jayasekara that was by the UNP.No body had been allowed to develop.

        Fonseka lacks experience and does not seem to have a good back up.He had a good back up in 2010.

        So we have to expect a chaotic situation for sometime.Take note even today the economy can be resurrected.

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    A timely war fabrimentary coming soon.

    I understand that the latest Channel 4 movie on believable, but untrue, cruel and ghastly Sri Lankan genocide scenes of Tamils (taken by fake Sri Lankans) after the war is coming soon. Let it tear the masks of the embedded writers and analysts propping up the genocidal charges and their henchmen. These are the barbarians and the LTTE rump the writers want Tamils to believe in! Better to perish than living under the jack boots of these barbarians. This movie is made to be shown in Geneva in March 2014.

    The will to be free is still burning bright with the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

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      Point Muck
      (It’s plagiarism, you idiot.)Point Man
      February 17, 2014 at 4:43 am

      Revolving doors!!

      Small mind like skunk in a spin drier!!Phew(^‿◕)

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    This man has no right to talk about human rights or war crimes. He is misleading CT readers by not disclosing he was the Vice President of the World Tamil Movement, an LTTE front organization based in Toronto, when it was banned by the Canadian government in 2008. The World Tamil Movement was involved in collecting funds for the LTTE from Tamils living in Canada through intimidation and extortion. It was also involved in arms procurement for the Tigers. Nobody knows what has happened to the huge sum of money collected and who is now controlling the businesses in which part of the money was invested by the WTM.

    Please see the two articles I had annexed as evidence in my comments to Thangavelu’s previous article on CT of 27 Jan 2014.

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      Typical tigers in humanitarian clothing!

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      Wicramaratne are you that thick. ? The international. Investigatoers will never ever exonerate. S. L. they. Will ensure that. Sl will be prosecuted for war crimes.

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      Thanks. Ranarajah for highlighting tand exposing tthangavel . These l Ltter s never give up even when they are found out

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        Tere Jawan,
        This is no tamil there is Tamil Mani with World’s smallest combat jet Tejas Mark I.

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      Who else do you think harping about Geneva if not for the LTTE vultures.

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        We all thought you were just blind but you are deaf too.
        We are waiting to see when you are going to wash.Phew!!

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    Thangavelu, by not disclosing his active and high profile involvement with the LTTE, has hidden the conflict of interest involved in his writing this article to CT in order to mislead the readers. Where is the transparency and accountability that he is preaching to GOSL in his conduct?

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      Hows your paramiltary outfit??
      easy to comment but hard to govern ne’da??

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      Do you really expect transparency from CT (or for that matter from AI, HRW, GTF)? Thease are only fronts for organisations with sinister motives. They preach but do not practice.

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        Laloo,
        You are just displaying your ignorance!!
        you take matters so seriously, hmmm. catch a monkey by its tail.

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    yes yes . go and set up the eelam party in the Hague

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      Abhaya

      “yes yes . go and set up the eelam party in the Hague”

      Why in Hague, why not in Eelam?

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    The appointment former Western Provincial Councillor and Deputy Secretary of the JHU Udaya Gammanpila as the UPFA`s Colombo District Group Leader for the upcoming Western Provincial polls and the perticipation of the Defence Secreatry at the inaugaral meeting is very significant. It signals a campaign to obtain the support of the people in the Colombo District on racist and chauvanistic lines. No doubt this will lead to greater hegemony by the JHU / BBS / SR axis in Colombo and suburbs.

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      After 31st May they can get bombed no parripu this time but testing World’s smallest combat jet Tejas Mark I. Let see ¬Gooo`ta and his kfir jewish lion cub.

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    There are many who supported the LTTE terrorists and took part in violent actions now living in UK,US, France, Switzerland. Countries that are concerned for violation of IHL can prosecute those criminals to demonstrate their sincerity.

    Why don’t Tamils who write to CT also ask for crimes committed by IPKF?
    Are they afraid of upsetting the Indian establishments?

    Nothing will come out of Geneva resolutions brought forward by the US and its allies in the NATO club. The offer of a few perche in a remote location in Sri Lankas to the US to mount a Radio Station will ensure their resoltions be torn to bits and dumped in the nearest waste paper basket.

    Nor will the ferrocious stares of Nazi Pullai frighten anyone in the Sri Lankan military establishment. They have faced the most ferrocious and brutal outfit and given those thugs an humiliating hiding.

    An appropriate course of action for reconciliation would be for Tamil and Sinhala community leaders of Sri Lanka to take the initiative to celebrate the forthcoming Sinhala/Tamil New Year on a grand scale as a signal to outside forces to stop their interference in Lankan affairs.

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      lalu

      “There are many who supported the LTTE terrorists and took part in violent actions now living in UK,US, France, Switzerland.”

      You have been boringly repeating the same mantra like an old broken record.

      If those crimes were committed in Sri Lanka prepare a dossier of the nature of crime, names of the perpetrators, supply evidence, demand extradition through diplomatic channels, or sue the culprits in courts as a private member of public. You have more option to you than others.

      Certainly the state and institution can and will support your efforts.

      Walk the talk, or go for a walk in the park and relax.

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      There are 17 million Sinhalese in Sri Lanka and outside. You all and the GOSL who all supported the IPKF can request the UN and GOI to investigate the crimes committed by them. There are enough information /evidence in the internet provided by the Tamils.

      However please remember that this happened over 25 years ago and during the same period the GOSL killed over 60,000 Sinhala youth, and the same Rajapakse who complains about UNHRC ran to Geneva only to complain about the GOSL but not the IPKF. And that is where he first Tamara Kunanayagam. lol. In the interest of “brevity” I will not say more.

      Reconciliation and joint celebration can occur only after there is truth, Justice, and Accountability for the war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan and US war criminals who will not be given “Amnesty”. With great reluctance the US, UN, EU, UK, IC including India has finally been persuaded to agree.

      The wheels of Justice will be very slow and it will take years for Tamils as victims to receive Justice and reparation. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and it’s people will continue to suffer the consequences and ramifications of the war crimes. It will not go away or can be wished away as the Rajapakses and it’s supporters would like it.

      The Tamil diaspora will continue it’s work to accomplish that goal. The EU consisting of 27 countries which at one time banned the LTTE as a terrorist organization now calls for even secession, if Sri Lanka does no follow and OBEY the UN resolution. So wake up Sinhala Sri Lanka and smell the Coffee. Riots and murders/Rapes/Torture is slowly catching up.
      Face up to the changing world and reality. Truth and Justice will eventually prevail.

      Donald Gnanakone
      Tamils For Justice

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        “who all supported the IPKF “

        How about the injured Jawans without limbs and the insane living in the north. It was not their war and their siblings who are in the forces are itching to bomb SL anytime.

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        “There are 17 million Sinhalese in Sri Lanka and outside. You all and the GOSL who all supported the IPKF can request the UN and GOI to investigate the crimes committed by them.”

        Who garlanded and cheered when the IPKF landed here? and who gave their lives in protesting their presence here?
        It is chickenery and treachery of the LTTE that turned IPKF against the Tamils. So those who went to bed with the LTTE must cast the first stone towards IPKF, but the question is, with the chickenery and treachery they have grown up with,do they have the guts?

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          nak bak tic tak,
          Premadasa and the Sihala is all that we know was involed in assisnation of Indians right down to PM.
          I think the south must first get bombed to know the meaning of freedom and for the sake of the Jawans who lost their lives.

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          NAK- Once again your presumptions are incorrect.
          Tamils did welcome the IPKF. But when the IPKF turned against the LTTE, who fought back and sent the IPKF backing.
          That was due to India’s betrayal.

          What did the Sinhalese do? They did not have the courage to fight the Indians so they only killed their fellow Sinhalese who were selling Parrippu and Indian medicine. Of course the killers were Sinhala terrorist.

          Donald Gnanakone
          Tamils For Justice.

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            “But when the IPKF turned against the LTTE,’

            Donald,wasn’t it the other way about. LTTE killed the first jawans after they got angry over the kumarappah incident.

            LTTE turned against the IPKF inspite of the fact that as you rightly pointed out the tamil people supported the indian intervention.

            It was a selfish decision made by prabhaharan and his biggest mistake that finally cost him and the tamils dearly.

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            “That was due to India’s betrayal.”

            what betrayal are you talking about donald?At that point in time when they had not clashed with the LTTE,They even had one jawan killed by the army which was infuriated that they were confined to the barracks while the LTTE was roaming free and slaughtering.

            If someone is giving a hard time to your enemy is that a betrayal?

            That is why i feel there is more to this than meets the eye here.We know that there was intense rivalry at that time between the US and India with the US getting a lot of benefits from JRJ example the voice of america etc.There was a strong talk that Prabhaharan was a CIA mole while mahattaya was a Indian mole.You saw what happened by prabha doing the CIA bidding.They used and disposed him just as they did to osama,saddam and a host of others.Americans are hi and bye types unlike the british.

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    “However, individual countries may investigate and prosecute alleged culprits over whom they have jurisdiction, such as those with dual-nationality. In addition, a number of countries apply universal jurisdiction in respect of certain crimes, such as war crimes, allowing them to prosecute individuals irrespective of where the crime was committed, the nationality of the culprits and the nationality of the victims”
    This means, if properly and honestly applied, all those LTTE fugitives hiding in foreign countries can be tried and punished by those countries, for aiding and abetting terrorism.

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    “Minister G.L. Peiris has taken wings to Japan and South Korea. Both these countries abstained from voting last year.”

    No , South Korea voted against the Junta and yes , Japan abstained from voting .

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      So Japan will do the same.
      S Korea- perhaps when SL sends servants that is the net result.
      Fascist Japan has never apologised and it needs its only spy in SARC like Thailand in the ASEAN.

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        The Panjabi’s will try to fiddle more money and the wording before they go into the wilderness on 31st May- Like the last moment Telagana bill.

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    If we have nothing to hide, why can’t we face this?

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      Wicramaratne are you that thick. ? The international. Investigatoers will never ever exonerate. S. L. they. Will ensure that. Sl will be prosecuted for war crimes.

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        sarojini

        “they. Will ensure that. Sl will be prosecuted for war crimes.”

        Let them prosecute, why are you scared if you are clean?

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          Native,
          Sushma Swaraj did the lungi trick once again at the last moment with Telangana Bill, The tamils better take care.

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    These bloody stupid tamils lives in a mythical world, first they had the mythical elam, thanks to Sri Lanka army that was no more, and now travel ban and economic sanctions. Are these tamils gone that absurd that they cannot think anything straight!!!

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      Sadith I heard that they have superior intelligence to us modayas. Thats why they were able to defeat MR and establish Eelam in 2009.

      Look how far they have advanced since then. Only now has the world come to know that they had a man in space before the Chinese. OK the rocket was powered with gingelly oil but it is still a great achievement.

      Apparently they are now going to land on the Sun in honor of their Sun God leader. Sadly he was killed in the fight for freedom despite personal protection from the Grade 3 children of Masala Vadai Central School.

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      “that they cannot think anything straight!!!

      Ha ha, seems you got a rocker fart that has tickled your balls.

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    Thangavelu, I hope you do realize that all this cry by the west against SL is not because they are genuinely concerned about human rights or tamil rights. rather all this western, especially US concern is all to do with geo-politics. Once SL gov cuts a deal with USA, the die-ass pora will have no limb to hang on to and USA will not give a crap about tamil rights in SL

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      “Once SL gov cuts a deal with USA,”

      Nidikumbo, Gaddafi had an ongoing $60 billion deal and training of his forces by MI5 was ongoing when he had that 2 foot phallus up[ his khyber pass.
      Think about your women that you send to ME to spread their legs for you to have the devalued dollar and import. bath gullos will be parripu pungent for always.

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    Come off it thsngavelu. Does the Tamils in Tamil. Nadu haven’the. Self determination program in place? Time to remind you that there are 70 million Tamils in. Tamil. Nadu.

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      sarojini

      “Does the Tamils in Tamil. Nadu haven’the. Self determination program in place?”

      In Tamilnadu and other states the powers have been devolved and determined by respective states hence there is no need for them to discuss or demand self determination.

      By the way what exactly is self determination? Are there any protocols and procedures to follow before being given the answer?

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    “(1) The European Union has passed a strong and comprehensive resolution, inter alia, supporting the right of self-determination of the Thamil-speaking people, up to and including secession, according to their wishes, while safeguarding the rights of all minorities throughout Sri Lanka.”

    This is the historical first step towards freedom for Tamils.

    We wish, in the names of the 147,000 innocent Tamils massacred during the last war, that other states and regions do the same as the EU.

    Tamils worldwide should campaign for it, each one doing his or her part.

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      Thiru, you should have said that the number of ” innocent” tamils who were massacered is 1,470,000 because some stupid guy who had worked for a NGO in Sri Lanka is writing a book where he ” claims” that this is the correct number. The next guy who decides to write a book to earn a few bucks will most likely put this number at 14,700,000 so that he can sell his book to the Tamil dye-ass-pora.And it goes on an on !!

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      Thiru is IAF news.–
      K. Tamil Mani, director general at the Aeronautical Systems of DRDO, told IANS Thursday that “the aircraft is 65 percent indigenous”. He said the engine, ejection seat and radar are among the components that have been imported.

      India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas Mark 1- the lightest military jet in its class.Fourth generation World’s smallest combat jet Tejas Mark I . The 5th Generation superior to the US will be out 2020. Tejas can fly 1,700 km non-stop and has “glass cockpit display system”Tejas can fly at a speed of more than 1,350 km per hour

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        “He said the engine, ejection seat and radar are among the components that have been imported”

        Fantastic!!
        The tyres from the MRF! the frame and the fuselage from the TATA steel!! the propellers from the Usha fan company!!

        Its a shame they had to import the Engine, they could have asked NANO for the engine,and Indra for the radar, that leaves only the the ejection seat which I agree need some reliability!

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          So ¬Gooo`Ta got his boots on his face at Delhi! Wooohoo! TATU is as good as dead gaade farsi gandhi!!

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        I’m very impressed. Can they drop dhal at that speed?

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          [Edited out],you already smell to high heavens!! Phew (^‿◕)

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      Yes,this will surely come to pass and these resolutions and moves will result in Eelam which will be achived sooner rather later — just as various resolutions have created a state for the Palestinians!
      And of course these beliefs are held by people claiming to possess superior intelligence,a quality amply demostrated during the last thirty years…

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    Problem for Sinhalese is how to replace this regime, Ranil’s UNP is a disaster to say the least,with their Anti-lankan, anti-sinhala, linked to NGO mafia,diaspora terrorists etc, so we don’t have an option.

    Please tell Ranil the loser to leave UNP for good, this is what Tamil writers must convince, if they ever expect a change for better.

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    Yes, perfect formula for creating a permanent hatred between Sihalese and Tamils. Have you factored in the safety of Tamils living among the Sinhalese?

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      Priya, they don’t give a damn about the safety of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, they live on dreams of yesteryear. In fact another 1983 is just what they would like.

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        You perpetrators of pogroms against Tamils, will do anything to exterminate Tamils: There is no need for proof of genocide during the last phase of the war, your regime and the forces sure have done it!

        Go kill them all – demala okkoma sutha karanda.

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          Give us freedom or death.

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            Big talk from a monkey who ran away leaving women and children to do his “freedom fighting” and dying for him LOL

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              Derv

              How true, it is just like the Sri Lankan armed forces and Mahinda hiding behind their women folks when IPKF invaded this island.

              The gallantry armed forces were in fact hiding behind VP’s fat bump.

              They are blood brothers basically the Tamil and Sinhalese behave almost like each other and in tandem, towards achieving their one and only goal,self destruction.

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                I never realised the Sri Lankan forces were at war with the Indians for them to need to hide behind anyone, tell us more please LOL

                And when you’re done tell us the one about “Tamil Eelam” and how it’s an actual place which totally existed, I do enjoy these stories of yours LOL

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                  Dev

                  Does stupid mind have anything to do with selective amnesia.

                  There were Two Mirage 2000s and Five Tuplovs over your stupid heads about 27 years ago, dropping Parrippu bombs.

                  That was not a goodwill visit of the IAF, was it? You might have thought it was awful lot of goodwill that Hindians unloaded on to your head.

                  Come to think of it, IAF’s goodwill gesture violating the airspace of this little island was not a violation at all, a mere visit to its Sinhala state.

                  Where were your mighty armed forces, was VP’s bump big enough to hide you?

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                The fight with the IPKF was VP’s baby and why should others risk their neck. Since IPKF came here practically by force and using duplicity,anyone is free to do their bit to chase them away.
                Also don’t forget it was VP and others that swallowed India’s bait in the first place.

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                  NAK

                  Indian IAF violated island’s airspace and pricked little islander’s pride and so called sovereignty.

                  That is the issue.

                  Stupid VP fought and got them out.

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              DeV,

              kisi ke baap ki jagir nahi hai- the whole island is our seepage.

              Go sit on a box of razor blades you Biscuit Boofer.

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            As if all of your kith and kin who had set up small Tamil homelands in places like Canada and UK and have become an eyesore to those regimes have earned freedom. My friend you do not know the meaning of the word ‘ freedom’.

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              Kallathoni gembo, you comment for your daily meal.
              Have you ever given a thought what is freedom of speech and why CT functions from the west?
              Freedom carries a responsibility!!
              UK had lost the war was bettered and had no men or money to run east india company which was battered too.
              Churchill wasn’t a peace time PM. see passa what’s he facing??
              You are afraid of your own shadow.

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          ‘You perpetrators of pogroms against Tamils, will do anything to exterminate Tamils’

          So how come there are millions of Tamils still alive in Sri Lanka?

          And why did the Government save tens of thousands of Tamils from the war zone instead of finishing them off?

          Note to LTTE fundraisers masquerading as HR victims. Neither India nor the West want Eelam. Once MR comes to some agreement with the US you will be back where you started.

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            pissu pool passe nool,

            When the bombing of libya commenced what were you and rajapassa upto?? I suppose both of you had series of rocker farts. Phew!!

            I was cheering – Shock and Awe part 2.

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              Libiya was bombed because Sarkosy couldn’t pay back the billions he personally borrowed from Gaddfi.
              you can bet your fart it won’t happen here.

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                and UK had 60Billion Oil deals then plus MI5 was training Libya when all this took place. Go put your head between your legs Naku naku!
                One little nagasaki fart on lanka give Indian aircraft carriers maneuverability.

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              Aday Jaaviya

              [Edited out]

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              Such intellectual comments. Very impressive. No wonder everyone ignores you.

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        “the safety of the Tamils ” – why it is not safe?

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    Those who talk about economic sanctions are dreamers. If the US wanted to do that they would have done it by now. The cannot simply screw a country that is growing around 7% after the war end. The US will be seen as the terminator just like in Iraq Afghanistan etc.

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      “The cannot simply screw a country that is growing around 7% after the war end. “

      if USA & EU decided to stop all imports from SL , what would be final out come ? it is reported that KSA and Kuwait going to vote against the junta Regime this time round , how about middle east countries pausing the SL slavery trade for a real change ? oh i know , our newly found friends like Uganda , Ukraine , Swaziland going to come and rescue us !

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        Srilal,

        You are a sick dreamer, like other Ealamist losers, who thought LTTE could defeat the Sinhalese with the gun, or India will give you Ealam, now IC will give you Ealam. Why not try to carve up an Ealam in Tamil Nadu?

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          lalu

          “Why not try to carve up an Ealam in Tamil Nadu?”

          Eelam is the ancient name for this entire island. I don’t understand many things. How do you propose to carve up this island Eelam in Tamilnadu?

          May be I am bit thicker than I thought I was.

          The best solution is for you to go back to your motherland Tamilnadu. When you go please take your Tamil brethren with you.

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            You know Veddah I actually support all non Veddah leaving SL, if that is what the Veddah community wants. Veddah are ofcourse indegenous to the Indian SubContinent too, not just Lanka.

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              Palmsquirrell

              Thanks for your support.

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                So finally palm loves Telangana his type of folk but not the united.

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                  Native a missed serenade,
                  [Edited out]

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          Lal,

          is this the best answer you can come up with ? isn’t this hilarious Lal ? why can’t you directly answer the question ?? oh i know , when you can’t comprehend a legitimate question ,follow the usual regime backers customary practice , first try to attack with all familiar “Ealam” bogy , if that doesn’t work then try to resort to be personal , if none of those cheap tactics work then choose the other easy escape route , resort to use filth !

          why don’t you come up with some relevant counter attacks for a change , that is only if you can ?

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          Lallu

          teregand,

          You are just the seepage. We will bomb you with this after 31May.

          K. Tamil Mani, director general at the Aeronautical Systems of DRDO, told `Gooo`ta when he went to Delhi after the MIG fiasco that he wouldn’t sell India’s indigenous light combat aircraft, World’s smallest combat jet Tejas Mark I. Tejas can fly 1,700 km non-stop and has “glass cockpit display system”Tejas can fly at a speed of more than 1,350 km per hour.

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            Is this the same one with MRF tyres?

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              You dont even know the the land you born how can you ever know the outside?? smelly fucknation.

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      No shandy, it is not good for the super power image to impose economic sanction to a small poor country, instead they should trample and crumple as they are used to,remember Panama and Nicaragua!

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    “….. upto and including secession for the ‘Thamil People….”

    This has always been the cry. Eventually, if this happens, my prayer is that thee will be no ‘terrorism’ by the majority. I am not been cynical.

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      Kumaraya, if this happens, the new Eelam will become India’s problem. But do not fret it will never happen.

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        Paul

        Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of India as far as Hindians are concerned. Hindians won’t give a damn about whether Tamil Eelam stays with Tamilnadu or with Sinhala Eelam, as long as both are part of Hindia.

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          Well that’s the great fear India has isn’t it. That Tamil Eelam will lead to the breakup of India. That’s why they will never allow it to be created.

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            Paul

            You don’t get it do you?

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          To maintain that status quo, they need Sinhalas and the Tamils at each others throat! right?

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            NAK

            “To maintain that status quo, they need Sinhalas and the Tamils at each others throat! right?”

            That is one way of looking at it, may be the stupid way.

            However, Hindians want to catch both of them by their ba***. Both stupid people are willing to expose theirs all the time.

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    The enthusiasm of people like Thangavelu is understandable but one cannot count the chickens before they are hatched!Bensen

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    Curse these Tamil racists.

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      Why curse the Tamil racists? No one needs to bother, Tamil racists are a curse to themselves, they shoot each other and bring about their own destruction. Give them a piece of rope and they do the rest themselves.

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        lal

        “they shoot each other and bring about their own destruction.”

        Yes you are right spot on.

        Tamil speaking Tamils lost the war against Sinhala speaking Tamils.

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        Sinhalese have forgotten how the Sinhala youth in tens of thousands were murdered in 1971 and 1988-1990.

        Who killed them?
        Not the IPKF or the LTTE!

        It was their very own Sinhala military and GOSL. Both SLFP and UNP.

        Donald Gnanakone

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          So? who is asking for investigations? not these human rights croc for sure.
          That alone show the duplicity of these so called IC!

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          So you are saying that the Sri Lankan establishment is non discriminatory, since they treat Sinhala and Tamil naughty boys the same way, aren’t you?
          This what the Sri Lankan establishment is saying too! Now what Nazi Pillai going to say in Geneva?
          So UK, US, France must round up Tamil terrorists residing in their countries and send them to Sri lanka.

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            “Now what Nazi Pillai going to say in Geneva?”

            She has told the government what she had to say so you dont hear a whimper from modawanse or kudu silva et al. At Geneve she would say that i have told them what I had to say for the last 5 years.

            Tel kiyane gahe del natti vey! Geneve kiyane singha deyo badakini vey.!

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        Sorry Singala brother, I can only be a Muslim sister, not brother.

        No offence.

        Curse Tamils anyway!

        If Tamils are not there Singala and Muslims can live like brothers and sisters just how we lived before the Dutch came with tobacco.

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          FatF,tainted knickers

          We would fit you in a pig sty which is your natural home

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            Javi

            Poor pigs.

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              fatfu o plans to live with the southern castrated fit for china gdp but yet they wont be able to pay off ham bug tota.

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    The main suspect of the alleged war crimes is an US citizen. So the US need not pass resolutions in the UNHRC, just take the culprit in to custody when he visits home. (he often does)

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      After 31 May `Gooo`ta `Booo`ts will meet the same as his friend kaddafi- 2 foot phallus up his khyber pass- shock and awe part 3.

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        But none can match Thalaivar’s end!!

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          Bin larden ended first licking pig arse
          and fat fu will be eating pig shit like your mirror mango! ha ha

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    Last time Geneva came and Geneva went without a hum. This March, too Geneva will come and Geneva will go. Thangavelu will have to eat his words and scratch is backside.

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    V.T.Velu

    You former LTTE accomplice, are you now working for Mahinda? You are making him even more popular among Sri Lankans than he already is by talking about the noose. Mahinda himself is doing propaganda saying he is prepared to go to the electric chair to defend the country, and the people are lining up to vote for him. You need to advance your appointment with the shrink.

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    Fathima Fukushima.
    “If Tamils are not there Sinhala& Muslims can live like brothers & sisters…..”.Tamils&Sinhalese have&had married each other over the centuries.But both groups have avoided the Muslim in general
    So,your dream will never materialise..

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    The best would be to try Gota under US law as a citizen of the US. The other processes take too long.

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      Lazy lanken you will never get on with life as a prosperous nation without the begging bowl that way.

      The right way is Libyan style after the sky falls on you.

      Look how the Germans grew from ashes on two occasions and are taking the challenge to run the whole of europe which that wanted in the first place.They never bombed a church.

      the Japanese have never apologised for the millions of unarmed Asians they killed and they bombed most catholic churches including St Lucias cathedral.
      The Theravada Buddhist of Thailand gave them free access like the Theravada of Lanka.
      The 50k American forces at Japan are there to stay for long and they have left so many single mums. The 1/2 million UK/US forces at Germany will leave in full by 2020.
      Lankans have become like communist china who know and believe what they are told to know and proclaim that we are a democracy.

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    Thangavelu how much were you paid as fund raiser for the LTTE?

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    Oh Thevarajah,
    “.Tamils&Sinhalese have&had married each other over the centuries.But both groups have avoided the Muslim in general,..” you’re wrong, it has been other way around. Muslims have avoided both Tamils & Sinhalese. Therefore both of you can leave our(Muslims and Veddahs) country. We Muslims and ancestors of Native Vedda can live in peace and harmony here.

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      IAF will bomb you the same way it bombs porkistan which includes the muslim pilots too.
      Go join bin in the sea or BBS.

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    Mohamed A. Zafan,

    The Muslims should be commended for their patience and far sightedness in spite of the Balu Sena Antics. Your leaders have played the cards nicely.
    Good on you my friend

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