18 October, 2017

The Constitution Undermined: By The TNA Manifesto Or The Sex Trade In Children?

By Rajah S. Rajasingham

Douglas Devananda - Leader EPDP

In a most damaging story affecting the already poor government fortunes on the eve of the Provincial Council elections, Colombo Telegraph reported that the then US ambassador Robert Blake had wired Washington in 2007 that “[Tamil] children are sold into slavery, usually boys to work camps and girls to prostitution rings, through EPDP’s networks in India and Malaysia.”

Stephen Sunthararaj, an employee of World Vision, a California-based “Evangelical Christian Humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice,” had maintained that children are often smuggled out of the country with the help of a corrupt Customs and Immigration official at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.”  

The then Government Agent for Jaffna, K. Ganesh, who was close to the EPDP and the government, had confirmed the story to the US Embassy saying that young women were taken and forced to have sex with between five and ten soldiers a night.  For his efforts, Stephen Sunthararaj was first arrested and when his release was ordered by court, white-vanned as he walked out in freedom and disappeared.

Nothing could be worse for the government than this news just before elections on September 21, 2013.

When the Jaffna-based Uthayan had reported on this story some time ago, Douglas Devananda, the EPDP leader implicated in this story, had reacted in feigned anger and filed a case for defamation for Rs. 1000 million against Uthayan, one of over 10 cases he has filed to use the courts to suppress news of his doings.

Unfortunately for Devananda, the court date came up on Sept. 16, five days before polls. Devananda wanted to avoid his own case because the timing in terms of the elections would be bad and give an excuse for further news reports on his activities. So he absented himself from court.

When M.A. Sumanthiran, MP, representing Uthayan, argued before District Judge A.A. Anandarajah, that in the absence of Devananda, the case ought to be dismissed under the relevant law, Devananda’s lawyer Abdul Majeed proffered the excuse that Devananda was sick and could not be present.

If so, argued Sumanthiran, then a medical certificate ought to be produced and Abdul Majeed in turn assured court that that could be done. The District Judge has thereupon set Dec. 9 as the next court date and expects proof on that date of Minister Devananda’s claims of ill-health.

Unfortunately for Devananda, at that time, around 10 AM, he was seen at the Kokkuvil Technical College by large crowds including Minister Dulles Alahapperuma and the provincial governor, General G.A. Chandrasiri, Rtd., laying a foundation stone for a new building for the Open University there. It was part of the government’s election propaganda and pointed reminder to the people of Jaffna of Basil Rajapakse’s promise that if they vote for the government these development gifts would continue and if not they would cease. Devananda’s participation in that ceremony around 10 AM has also been captured on camera as shown here.

It is an irony that Minister of Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella has said of the TNA Manifesto, “We cannot accept it as it contravenes the Constitution of the country.”

It is sad that the government which is so focused on the TNA upholding the constitution is unable to see the folly of its ways. Capturing young children for trading on them for slavery, and using them each to service 5 to 10 of their soldiers a night as confirmed by the then GA himself, is the worst show of respect for the constitution insofar as those actions violate the rule of law on which the constitution hangs.

With that kind of behavior by the government and its ministers to feed the base, bestial needs of its troops using innocent Tamil children, any Tamil would want to have nothing to do with Sri Lanka. In fact the government should be charged with feeding Tamil instincts for separation and promoting disunity.

No worse, perhaps, are brazen lies and disrespect to the courts. It is hoped that District Judge Anandarajah will act forcefully on Dec. 9 without worrying about the Judicial Service Commission under a Chief Justice whose appointment most thinking people question.

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    Had Douglas been involved in anti social activities,he would have bben rejected by the people long time go.He has representing the Tamils since 1994.He dedicated his life for the betterment of the Tamils.That is why Tamil people elected him in the last general election with most preferential votes.Tigers and the Tiger proxies have been trying to tarnish his name.But the people consider him as their messiah

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      You are lucky that Douglas didn’t sell you too!

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        Hahaha…..That’s a good one !! Mind you that the real name ( as per his claim) M.SIVANATHAN is being replaced by Sumathy M.

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          Dont cry donkey! Come with your own name first!

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        He only sells Tamil children!! :)

        So there is no need for 89% of the population to care even if it is true.

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          Fukushima !! Oh !!!… Didn’t you notice that it reads….

          ”children are often smuggled out of the country with the help of a corrupt Customs and Immigration official at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.”

          Corrupt officials are the children of the Rulers ( who ever it may be ) of this wonderland. They value no values. Their only aim is making money like their masters. Age , language and cast are immaterial to them. Make sure that you wife and daughter are safe at home!!:

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          When other are available free of charge Why bother selling them

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          Soon they will come for you.

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          Leelas new identity = Fathima Fukushima

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          I am Fat ” Mama ” Fuk U Shima.
          I am a Sri Lankan Wahabi but Saudi Wahabis consider me a Slave maid.
          I am a Sri Lankan Wahabi but Saudi Wahabis consider me a Slave maid
          I am a Sri Lankan Wahabi but Saudi Wahabis consider me a Slave maid
          BBS are great because they think we eat Halal and are smelly
          BBS are great because they think we eat Halal and are smelly
          BBS are great because they think we eat Halal and are smelly.
          The following is all Bloody Bull Shit ( BBS) (but copy right belongs to some body else)
          Tamils, Prabakaran , Nanthikadal. Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils. Prabakaran , Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rsafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass
          Tamils, Prabakaran, Nanthikadal, Widows, BBS, 89,000, Rasafucks Ass

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        Did Dd sell your wife or your wife?

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      Robert Blake is not a Tamil and abuse of children is not a race issue this bastard should be tried for the crimes against women and children.

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        This guy Douglas is also wanted in India for murder I think?

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          Hoole is also wantd in Srilanka…

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            Well…SM …Douglas the thug & murderer is wanted in India by Indian Judiciary. But Hoole is wanted in Sri Lanka by none other than the same thuggy hooligan murderer Dougi Dogi for challenging his mad work!! Isn’t it !!?

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            Sumathy you silly Cow,

            Hoole might be wanted in Sinhala Lanka. But your masters ( The Criminals, Crooks, Looters, Liars,Riggers, Bribers ) are wanted in the Hauge and the following is a Small but select list.
            By the way you never expected that we would have a CM in the North but now we do and let me tell you after March 2014 the following will on the plane to the Hague kicking and screaming like.

            1) MR the Raja
            2) Gotha the Baya
            3) Basil the Paksa
            4) Wimal the Wansa
            5) Rambuka Welliya
            6) Chandra the prema

            to be continued

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      How many votes did he get?

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      Sumathy M

      EPDP Election results

      1994 – 9 seats 10744 Total votes

      2000 – 4 seats 50890 Total votes

      2001 – 2 Seats 72783 Total votes

      2004 – 1 seat 24955 Total votes

      2010 – 3 sealts No analysis available, contested under UPFA

      These results should say about his popularity.

      In 1994 those EPDP elected MPs received the following number of votes:

      2,3,4,5,8,40,93, 556, 9944.

      Check your facts before making any sweeping comments, I know it is difficult for stupid Tamils.

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        Sumathy M

        Please note on my previous comment I regret to confirm that I have not taken into account those computer glitches and stuffed ballot boxes.

        My apologies.

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      Is ther anything to tarnish. Better Varnish him so that he doesn’t smell

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      You silly Cow,

      The swine he has not been representing Tamils instead he has been looting them.
      Do you know he takes a Kappam from businesses and shares the spoils with Gotha the Crook.
      So in future dont talk rubbish.

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    It’s a land like no other, no law and order, ministers are liars like Douglas and many more or hypocrites like Hakeem the Justice minister, who said that rule of law has failed but still hangs on to the portfolio to collect the salary.

    MARA, the Godfather says he is protecting all religions, while Hindu temples, Mosques and Churches are destroyed by Sinhala Buddhist terrorists.

    Genocide of Tamils continues after massive massacre of 147,000 in 2009, and with all these exposed for the whole world to see, the government has the audacity to say we won’t give this or that to Tamils: With genocide of Tamils their goal, would they? Of course they wouldn’t.

    Why waste time arguing about it?

    If there is no law, order, or enforcement; what legal rights can they bestow on any community, let alone Tamils for that matter? Isn’t it meaningless?

    First the lawlessness must be arrested, and rule of existing laws enforced before taking about any sharing of power with Tamils.

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    “Keheliya Rambukwella has said of the TNA Manifesto, “We cannot accept it as it contravenes the Constitution of the country.”
    Rambukwella does not understand the constitution or he has not got a Sinhala translation of the manifesto either way he is full of “S”.

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      Burt

      “Rambukwella does not understand the constitution or he has not got a Sinhala translation of the manifesto either way he is full of “S”.”

      In defense of defense spokesman I assure you that he did read Mahawamsa.

      Isn’t it the Sri Lankan constitution written in Pali? Correct me if I am wrong.

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        Hahahahaha…full of ”Native” Flavor !!

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      Mr.Burt,

      The reason why he doesnt remember anything these days is because of the following and sadly he has lost his memory.

      In February 2012, Rambukwella fell from the balcony of his third floor hotel room in Melbourne, injuring his legs and head. After being rushed to the hospital in Melbourne, he recovered from the injuries after few months but only partially.

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    http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/35622-army-probing-alleged-rape-by-soldier-in-haiti.html

    Though our soldiers rape women in Haiti, I bet they have never ever raped a single woman in the North and East. :-D :-D

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    Well I know this very enthusiastic young man Stephen. He worked with ”World Vision for a while , but he showed his courage and colors as the District (Jaffna) Child protection Committee ( A semi Govt. Organisation) Coordinator.
    He stood against all odds, He locked horns with with the LTTE – a).for revealing the child abuse of a Jaffna University Lecturer from the Department of Political Science ( A tiny little man from Mullaithivu and favourite of the LTTE). b) for documenting child recruitment of the LTTE.

    He had his bad and sad day in the combined hands of Douglas and Gen.Chandrasiri’s men for covering their foul play on children.

    The LTTE showed him as a Traitor, while the EPDP and Military painted him as an LTTE Agent.

    As a result he was thrown behind bars and released to meet his sad end for fighting for justice and for the rights of under privileged children.

    He used to claim that he himself was a victim of child abuse in his early days and showed no mercy towards child abusers and stood against them without worrying about their power and background.

    On that fateful day the courts released him but the police asked him to report to the station alone to collect his NIC. This poor boy went in around 10,00 am while his innocent young wife and children awaited outside in a Trishaw till 4.00 pm. Worried wife went inside the Police Station to be informed that he had left the place long time back and shown his signature on a book as a proof of delivery of NIC.

    The young mother and his children still awaiting for our comrade to come home. I never thought that I would be having a chance to salute him this way.

    Nota Bena :- This column speaks about the former G A of Jaffna Mr.Ganesh. While admitting their difficulties of working between the Devil and the deep blue Sea, I am recollecting those terrific events of those dark days.
    I want to bring out the dark face of the Human Rights Commission run by a retired postmaster in Jaffna who was a political appointee and recommended by G A Ganesh. His name is Mr.Sambanthar Sivarajasingham.

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    Rajapaksa, for want of any one better flaunts this common criminal showcasing him as being the example of his good relations with the Tamils. This a despicable fellow who has sold not only women and children, he has also sold precious sand from the beaches in the north destroying its environment. He is the worst advertisement for the Tamils. Bensen

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      Yes Bensen…He killed the Postman of Manatkaadu – Vadamaraatch East. The boy was brave enough to challenge this animal to safe guard the beauty and nature of his village. But one Mr.Rajeev – a former Human rights Commission’s (Jaffna )IDP Unit staff and loyal servant of Douglas was behind the killing. Douglas appointed this person as the man – in – Charge for the theft of Sand from Vadamaraatchi East.

      This Rajeev is a native of Aththiyadi – birth place of Douglas too. Rajeeve, within a span of three years time has built up a banglow in Ariyaalai where he got married to a daughter of an EPDP supporter. He also play the role of a coordinator of a foundation named after a Lady Lawyer loyal to Douglas.

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        Rev.Devil

        ” The boy was brave enough to challenge this animal to safe guard the beauty and nature of his village.”

        These stupid people (both Tamils and Sinhalese)believe that the land is theirs to pass it on to their descendants.

        What they don’t understand is that they have borrowed this land from future generations and have an obligation to return the assets in pristine condition, without any environmental degradation.

        Disrespect for environment and its speedy destruction demand me to speed up expatriation of these two people back to their homeland where they would be much more comfortable among their fellow sand thieves and other robber barons.

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          M…..Mmm….

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    Sell all future TNA voters. Problem solved.

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      “Sell all future TNA voters. Problem solved”

      Sell all or Sell hole? I think this is what you are doing now.

      First write your name correctly, add “c” after Fu and delete “ushima” and then write again your name as Fu-k Fathima.

      You are disgrace to the Humanity.

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      If Douglas finds you, you will also be sold for a song! Keep your head scarf on.

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    US embassy cables are very funny. One of the cable said DD and Batti mayor have two kids. The Batti mayor is a baron woman and cannot produce children.

    CT is making the diaspora happy and no explanation why DD was voted as the “MOST preferred” person in Jaffna district.

    Will CT publish anything about the missing children who were kidnapped by LTTE?

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      “CT is making the diaspora happy and no explanation why DD was voted as the “MOST preferred” person in Jaffna district.”…. Yeah, yeah, stuffed ballot box is an open secret. What is new??

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    whatever happened to devananda the crawler. dump the geezer in a garbage truck.

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    Everthing is now falling into place and a story is emrrging which I have known for a very long time through my professional capacity helping women who have been raped and who are now traumatised.

    The Story.

    1) The one reported in Colombo Telegraph reagrding the abduction of children and forced into slavery and young girls into prostitution.

    2) Chandraprema Author of “Gothas War” finally admitting that the missing sons and daughters have all been extrajudicially killed.

    This type of crime is carried put at two levels:

    1) Sex for pleasure by barabaric soldiers who get their preys using proxies such as Douglas. Who dare I say acts under threat.
    2) This is also used as a weapon to destroy the Tamil race and this is referred to as Ethnic Cleansing.

    The trail leads back to MR as he is the Commander in Chief and bears the Ultimate responsibilty.

    Following divine intevention we have now been granted a temporary reprieve but there is a long way to go before we can have any semblnce of normal life. The following is what we need to do with international help.

    1) Get the barbaric soldiers off the Street
    2) Introduce a Tamil Police Force with a Tamil POlice Commissioner appointed by CM same as what we have in Tamilnadu.
    3) Recalim the Land which has been taken opver by the army illegally and return it to the Rightfull Owners,
    4) Develop the North and there are businesses waiting to invest from Tamil Nadu and countries arounfd the World.
    5) Begin the processc of accountabilty and this will only happen when we have a change at the to in India as I have said many times the Nations that hold thbe key to Tamil Fortune are USA and India.
    6) Set up a Simon Weisental Committe to hunt down the Mahinthas, Paksas, Gothas, Bayas, Wimal Wansas, Haturusinghes, Chevendras and this could take years but has to be done.

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    Sure the children forced by Prbhakaran has not been a problem for the writer. He is trying to divert attention from the real culprit. How loose to say that you can just pass though the customs at Colombo Air port. Yes you guys had big money to bribe anybody on earth to pass through all the customs gates at many countries. How did most of the Tamil Asylum seekers get through to claim Asylum. They did get through more than one gate in the western world so called secure border gates.

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    Sex trade in TAMIL children. The word TAMIL makes all the difference!

    Anyway those alleged to be in sex trade of TAMIL children have won 5 seats. Previously they had none.

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