16 December, 2017

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The Great Betrayal In Geneva

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

At the recently concluded session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the yahapalana government pledged to implement in full the resolution they co-sponsored in October 2015. Thereby they renewed their earlier undertaking to establish a war crimes tribunal with foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators; to remove through an administrative process members of the armed forces suspected of war crimes even if there isn’t enough evidence to take them before a judicial inquiry;  to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act and to replace it with a law acceptable to the Western powers; and to allow the war crimes tribunal and other mechanisms set up in Sri Lanka to obtain funding from overseas. Though the President and Prime Minister repeatedly say that no foreign judges will be brought to try our armed forces, the pledge given in Geneva last week is exactly the opposite.

The most dangerous aspect of the UNHRC resolutions of 2015 and 2017 is that the Sri Lankan government has accepted without any reservations the report of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) of September 2015 which had accused the Sri Lankan government of a whole range of war crimes including indiscriminate killings of non-combatants, torture, rape, illegal detention, abduction and deprivation of humanitarian assistance. There was no compelling reason for the yahapalana government to have accepted the OHCHR report other than their own inherent anti-national attitude. In 2010, the UN Secretary General commenced an inquiry against Sri Lanka and its report was published in April 2011. My government resolutely refused to accept that report and today, nobody even remembers that such a document existed.

The UN Secretary General can appoint a panel of experts to advise him on a country only on the instructions of the UN Security Council. Yet, under pressure from the Obama administration, Ban Ki Moon appointed a panel of experts to advice him about Sri Lanka without the sanction of the Security Council thus going against the practices in the UN that had evolved over seven decades. The investigation against Sri Lanka by the OHCHR which began in 2014 had similar issues of legitimacy. When the UNHRC appoints a Commission of Inquiry to go into the situation in a country, the members of the commission are appointed by the President of the UNHRC who is the ambassador of a member nation. But in the case of Sri Lanka the inquiry panel was appointed by the UN Human Rights Commissioner – a second tier UN official, not by the President of the UNHRC.

Thus this report of the OHCHR which the yahapalana government has accepted is not the report of a properly constituted UNHCR Commission of Inquiry. Moreover the UNHRC itself passes resolutions each year (with a two thirds majority) against the OHCHR accusing it of being overly dependent on Western countries for funding and having too many Westerners on its staff. Thus the present government has accepted the report of an inquiry carried out by a body regularly accused of bias by the UNHRC itself.  In order to meet the allegations being made against our armed forces by various interested parties, my government commissioned six of the world’s foremost experts in the law of armed conflict, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Desmond de Silva QC, Rodney Dixon QC, Professor David M. Crane, Prof. Michael Newton and Maj. Gen. John Holmes to provide us with written opinions about the allegations and purported evidence against Sri Lanka.

All six experts wrote well reasoned analyses declaring unequivocally that no violations of the law of armed conflict had taken place in Sri Lanka. My government wanted to table these six reports before the UNHRC but we were voted out of power in January 2015. The new government deliberately suppressed all these documents. (However, these expert opinions were published in full by The Island newspaper and they are in the public domain now for everyone to read.) After suppressing these written opinions of international experts which were all in Sri Lanka’s favour, the yahapalana government accepted without a murmur, the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka which accused us of committing every war crime imaginable. Now they have through two co-sponsored resolutions in the UNHRC, agreed to implement the recommendations in that biased and tainted report. This is the extent of the outright treachery practiced by the yahapalana government against its own armed forces and people.

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  • 47
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    Once upon a time, a young fellow called Mahendra Percy Rajapaksa was seen in Geneva with a sheaf of papers decrying atrocities against the JVP. Do only Sinhala terrorists lives matter?

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      Betrayals to the left of me; betrayals to the right of me.

      There are 18 billion ways to make all these betrayals a little easier for us plebs out here to bare.

      So, how about it, eh, good buddy, Mahinda?

      You don’t have to visit a single temple; you’ll go straight to heaven!

    • 18
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      A man who would turn his tongue in favour of his survival, has no right to even talk about Geneva ISSUES. This man MR has been a laughing stock to us the locals and IC for long ago. It is not that his so called patriotism, but uneducated and power intoxications turned him to be what he is today.
      Tomorrow, he may come with an another issues, if it would pave way him or his son to consolidate their powers in the lost paradise.
      Unfortunately, poor masses, are so vulnerable, to do anything to please him or any idiots easily. He has more chances, since his term fated the terror elemination and then the licence was abused by MR et al for their kind of tynarical politics.

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      Mahinda Rajapaksa

      RE: The Great Betrayal In Geneva

      “At the recently concluded session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the yahapalana government pledged to implement in full the resolution they co-sponsored in October 2015. Thereby they renewed their earlier undertaking to establish a war crimes tribunal with foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators; to remove through an administrative process members of the armed forces suspected of war crimes even if there isn’t enough evidence to take them before a judicial inquiry; to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act and to replace it with a law acceptable to the Western powers; and to allow the war crimes tribunal and other mechanisms set up in Sri Lanka to obtain funding from overseas. Though the President and Prime Minister repeatedly say that no foreign judges will be brought to try our armed forces, the pledge given in Geneva last week is exactly the opposite.”

      Had you followed the Geneva Convention, as Sri Lanka is a Signatory, then the world world would have praised, you and Sri Lanka.

      Unfortunately, you became a War criminal, and wasted the goodwill the country had in destroying LTTE, and the real Hero Sarath Fonseka was jailed under triumphed charges.

      Now, you are shredding crocodile tears.

      What about the Stolen loot of Public funds? What about the LTTE Gold stolen by your wife Siranthi?

      What about the White Van disappearances before and after the war? Why are the criminals nor prosecuted. Did you pay them, Sirisena et al, using the stolen public loot.

      Shall we sing:

      MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa
      MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
      MaRa MaRa HoRa MaRa
      MaRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa
      MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa ?

  • 29
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    Comment written by Phony Political Scientist DJ backed by [Edited out] Prof GL of the JO.

    three keys to a successful retirement! are to know when to leave, leave well and retire to something meaningful.

    Without Rabble rousing get back to medamulana and retire from politics enough is enough.

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      You should have told this to Ranil; person who lost a Presidential election and 27 other elections. If you told this to him and if he took your advice, Sri Lanka would not have gotten in to this mess. If you can persuade him to retire now, that would be a great thing for Sri Lanka.

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        Eagle Eye

        Where is your other 50%? Or perhaps 33.33%?

    • 9
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      He may be suffering from a mental disease, that can be the good reason him to stay in supporting his bunch. Else, Obama and Cameran did, he could have enjoyed his retirement.
      It should be a trick him to have got elected as a MP. That can lead to impunity if the cases would have been proved ….. let s see all these in the future.

  • 18
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    MR is shitting in his pants as he knows that the age is up and he will be found guilty of war crimes. Purely a self serving article written by [Edited out] Peeiris to give him some comfort. Behave like a man you coward and accept the fate that is ahead to send you to the ICC to spend your time in jail where will not be given your hoppers even. Perhaps ask Boorowansa to continue with his fast unto death- what a joke- why is Booruwansa seeking medical treatment if he is so bent on dying for a cause. Bunch of corrupt hypocrites and cheats.

  • 19
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    Long lasting peace will only come when all communities realise what happened before during and after the war.
    Terrorist committing crimes are accepted and that why they are called TERRORIST.

    Armed forces committing crimes are called WAR CRIMES as a countries armed forces are there to protect all their citizens what ever race cast or creed they may be.

    MR and GOTA have done so many un imaginable crimes against society whether Sinhala Tamil or Muslim and are hiding behind patriotism to get away from these crimes. ( e.g.. Lasantha Noyah Thajudeen Joseph Camp in Vanni .. and its long list.)

    There are a few rif rafs in the forces who offered their services to MR and GOTA for money and Greed ( DIG Anura Senanayake , Vaz Gunawardena , Navy Sampath Capt Tissa Gen. Hendawitharana its again a long list.) These fellows should be Jailed and all others who commanded them also should be jailed along with Gota and MR.

    Then the forces will come clean and we won’t have this war crimes story ever again.

  • 18
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    Yes, there are greater betrayals, you S.., see list below.

    1. Pledging to UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon that I will have a thorough investigation and report to UN if there were war crimes committed during War..Percy Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    2. Killing innocent people after the war..President Percy Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    3. white van culture by God Father GOAT .. President Percy Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    4. Impunity to Killers,Rapists & Swindlers..President Percy Mahinda Rajpakshe.

    5. Shooting and Killing protesters..President Percy Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    6. Inciting racial hatred and killing and destruction in A&B..President Rajapa

    7. Erosion of the Rule of Law and introducing law of the Jungle..President Raj

    Do you want more betrayals, President Percy Mahinda Rajapakshe. Just get lost and hope that you will not be reborn an animal in the next life for all your crimes against our beautiful Nation, after our valiant Soldiers won the war.

  • 15
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    Better you keep your mouth shut Percy, otherwise you will unnecessarily get into more troubles.

    If you had already commissioned foreign experts’ service, why are you afraid of same by the international community?

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    Sri Lanka will be a much happier country with the SLFP without the Rajapaksas and the UNP without JRJaye4wardene. Bensen

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    Percy Mahinda,

    You don’t know theaning of betrayal. This is the verdict of the people.

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      His actual name is not Mahinda but Mahendra( meaning the great Indra in Sanskrit) changed it to the Pali version Mahinda to suit his extremist Sinhalese Buddhist credentials as Mahendra or Mahendran sounds very Hindu

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    DJ has drafted this to you. You dont have an iota of white matter in your upstairs to under stand what is posted under your name. Your period is over.

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      Kautilya

      I concur. Even if Medamulana Meeharaka makes an attempt to read his “so called” article, he won’t have a clue !

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    If you have done your job when you were President and brought the two communities (Singhalese and Tamils) to live as one, then you would have still been the President and the UNHCR services will not be required.

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      He did everything for reconciliation but he cannot and will not make Eelamists happy for so called reconciliation!

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    “The UN Secretary General can appoint a panel of experts to advise him on a country only on the instructions of the UN Security Council. Yet, under pressure from the Obama administration, Ban Ki Moon appointed a panel of experts to advice him about Sri Lanka without the sanction of the Security Council thus going against the practices in the UN that had evolved over seven decades.”

    The way this black guy acted against Sri Lanka is disgusting. He is an utter disgrace to the black community. This guy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace as soon as he became the President but as a matter of fact during his tenure as President the peace in the world deteriorated very badly. His administration ruined Libya and Syria and gave birth to ISIS. Nobel Prize committee should seriously think of withdrawing the prize awarded to Obama because he does not deserve that.

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      Eagle Eye:

      So you are the most fairest of all. Instead of what Obama did or did not do, an ignorant donkey like you should know that the problem in Sri Lanka began long before Obama was even born. The Sinhalese should be ashamed of themselves that they can’t even manage a tiny dot in the ocean and allowed its affairs to be internationalised. When power and greed is the order of the day, everything else, including law and order becomes a farce.

      The big mouth christened as Rajapakse defends his “humanitarian instincts” by citing the report of “my government commissioned six of the world’s foremost experts in the law of armed conflict” and fools himself by omitting any mention of the LLRC and the Justice Bhangwathi team, which incidentally were his own appointments? What a great hypocrite.

      In essence, all you Sinhalese fools have been fighting among yourselves since independence, all for power and greed. Surely you are not an idiot not to know that when SWRB Bandaranaike advocated the Sinhala Only Act, he hardly knew how to string a complete sentence in Sinhala. Frankly, if you fools want to fight and die for greed and power in a tiny overcrowded foolish part of the island,the Tamils are indeed happy but using the Tamils as pawns for such demeaning acts hardly has left any oxygen for people to breathe.

      Who do you think kicked out your uncle Mahinda out of office?

  • 9
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    MaRa is talking about the Great Betrayal in Geneva.
    How about his Great Robbery in Srilanka?

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    Rajapakse,
    If you are a true Buddhist you will understand ‘karma’ very well.

  • 8
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    As many have pointed out in their comments, it sure seems like DJ is now back disgracefully [Edited out] for Mahinda, just exactly how Mahinda accused DJ at the AlJazeera interview!

    What can a poor fellow do starved for even basics now, never mind those extravagant wining and dinning under the Parisian skies at Citizen Silva’s expense – earned by ruthlessly hiding at the Geneva forum all the rapes and murders of the thousands by Gota and Mahinda.

    This time, Sanja has joined in as well? Wow!

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    Since no war crimes were committed by our armed forces who fought the war with guns in one hand and a copy of Geneva Conventions in the other – as said long ago by Mahinda Rajapaksa himself – no one need fear the findings of groups of local and foreign judges and prosecutors.
    Since the resolution was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka,
    why not allow the hybrid court which can only find what was found by
    Sir Geoffrey Nice and his fellow judges earlier.

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    Accepting the Report and implementing its recommendations are two different matters.

    They are only recommendations, Mr. former President. Therefore, the GOSL can always decide whether they should implement them or not. The final decision is with the President not with the OHCHR. We have not come to that point, yet. Moreover, the OHCHR is only an entity while Sri Lanka is a sovereign country. They can push us, warn us, yet they can never make us do it, if we refuse. The OHCHR doesn’t possess any mechanism to force us to implement those recommendations.

    The President has given an unswerving crystalline pledge to the nation that he would take it as his responsibility to protect war heroes who fought for our motherland.

    Though we had different opinions before, he has proved that the nation can trust him on this matter.

    Therefore, Mr. Former President, leave this matter to the President. He will sought it out in his own way using the art of tact and diplomacy, to the best satisfaction of the citizens of this country.

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      Champa:

      “The President has given an unswerving crystalline pledge to the nation that he would take it as his responsibility to protect war heroes who fought for our motherland.”

      Has it become a trite for SL Presidents to say one thing and mean another? SG Ban Ki Moon left MR fuming when he (Ban) started tightening his hold on Mahinda’s balls – all because the loud mouth nodded his uncontrollable head agreeing to Ban’s sly public broadcast for accountability. He did it, I mean, nodded his head like a sacrificial lamb. His protestation carried the stigma of stripped of credibility of SL leaders and didn’t cut much ice with Ban.

      I was a bit confused when Mangala joined hands with the world to co-sponsor yet another resolution that simply affirms the full implementation of the 2015 resolution. Then a little bit of SL way of thinking sobered me up – after all the President is only affirming to protect war heroes and not rascals who tainted the army’s name. Who will find anything wrong with that. Surely the valiant soldiers do not want free radicals to malign their name. All is well on the SL’s front.

      “Though we had different opinions before, he has proved that the nation can trust him on this matter.”

      When you say the “nation”, are the Tamils included? Because it looks like the Tamils trust foreign nations and the way Tamils played politics with Sinhalese politicians have made even devils to appeal to them for votes. That much the Sinhalese politicians know. I wonder what will that be this time. The Tamils should seek the services of Dayan to strategise. Looking at what the hell is going on, it is fair to assume that Dayan goes for the highest bidder.

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        Jansee

        The answer for your last question, the word “nation” includes all ethnicities. If not, I would have used the word “Sinhalese”.

        What I meant in my comment was, the former President should stop messing up things. The need of the hour is to support the President to sort this out, as a nation. The division only makes things worse.

        Ranil made a monumental blunder by co-sponsoring the US Resolution in 2015. After two years, in 2017, Mangala made a worse blunder by tangling Sri Lanka in the Geneva web more, with a new commitment that attached to the old one, without simply presenting a new Resolution that supersedes the previous.

        I believe that all these are happening without the direct consent of the President.

        However, as the final decision lies with the President, the President has the power to disable or minimize the impact of implementing those recommendations.

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          Champa:

          When Ranil had said earlier on that SL will be investigating the alleged crimes committed during the war, I had commented that that was not a wise move he made. We may have concurrence on that point but obviously for different reasons. As a new Govt., he/it should have concentrated on building (or rather rebuilding) the nation and leave the matter of accountability to the UNHRC. He was not that smart to prove that he is valiant and now headache is not going to go away.

          Having said that, when will you Sri Lankans learn, the President included, that commitments made by a Govt are to be honoured. The dismal failure of successive leaders in renegading promises have stripped SL of recognisable credibility. Could it be true that the President was not aware of what his Govt’s stand would be or he is also playing poker like all the previous leaders? Be as it may, the President cannot simply wash off his hands on the promises given by his representatives unless there is mala fidei in the way his reps acted.

          The two year reprieve is not a reprieve at all. If at all, it has tightened the noose even further and that is why Mahinda is jumping freaky. Funnily though, at the end of the day it will be Mahinda and his brothers who stand to face the horrible crimes they committed.

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          All the swing doors (war crime) are hinged on Chinese made frame. China has pushed Lankawe to fall on its feet to save it.

          If so, then the accusation will swing back again to old Royals.

          It started with CBK’s Nuraicholai deal. China paid most of the 18 Billion, including the batta for funding to the victory of Secretary Kerry, defeating Susan Rice. While China had its sweet dream going on, Ex-Secretary Chased the Old King from Temple Tree house, threatening with US army, as per Colombo media. Ranil had come to power promising abolishing the Old Kings’ sale of Colombo Pong Cing. The dragon lost the dream rose up. Ranil was forced to go against those (West) who seated him. Ranil donated free five villages spread of land in Hangbangtota to take care of loss making sucked out harbor. The West is slow, but not in coma.

          When I was small a boy, I used to watch farmers taking massive cows on the road. Because they are sacred, farmers don’t put nose harnessing to cows (only for Bulls). So one would put a rope on the neck and pull the cow forward. Another one would put another rope on the hind legs and pull it back (not to go out of control forward). Thus how the violent, out of control cows are taken to the places where farmers want but the cows don’t.
          The men on the front and back of the cow look like opponents. But their actions are coordinated and cow is taken where they want, without violently reacting against them. The past March was for West, coming May will for be China and June for India. End of the day Lankawe will go with them. Old King and Ranil’s UNP got the money but no say.

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    They are only recommendations, Mr. former President.

    Brsides, different govts handle things differently.

    what did this president do. He spend millions and sent planeload full of his henchmen for nothing. He used everything to support his corrupt activities. Now, he thinks people are dumb for ever. He just violated the trust of voters.

    His political strategy also has big surprises.

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      His political strategy also has big surprises.

      The whole Sinhalese are full of surprise. When I undressed the safron saree of the hooker, i found its not a woman but a man. what a surprise.

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    Dr DJ /Mahinda Rajapakse “The Great Betrayal In Geneva”

    what about the “The Great Betrayal of Sri Lanka”? by the successive Sinhala governments since independence?

    why did it lead to Geneva?

    who betrayed whom in Geneva…?

    Sinhala against Sinhala?

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      Rajash

      “Sinhala against Sinhala?”

      Correction

      Para-Sinhala against Para-Sinhala in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

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    This article has been written for MR by G L Pieris.Most of the information in it is on information received from that Colonne guy a Gota man working in in the Defence Ministry.Colonne got all the information from his sister who works in the Foreign Ministry.She was at all the meetings that Mangala had with his people and immediately sent all the information to her brother by using a telephone card even from Geneva.So no call record.brother then conveyed everything to Gota in 26a pangeriwatte Road in Mirihana and GL wrote the article.Colonne worked very faithfully with GL and Sajin in foreign ministry and immediately changed her colour after January 8. Yahapalana government please be careful.

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    I don’t know who is writing for MR.

    The man who suppressed all media freedom must feel ashamed now, as he finally had to seek refuge from the CT.

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa is playing his favourite “Sinhala Buddhist” card to criticise the government. It will be a surprise only if he does not criticise the government.
    The war crimes inquiry by a hybrid court will try those suspected of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity. This will apply not only the government forces, but also to the LTTE.
    Sri Lanka is a sovereign state alright, but there are international rules, protocols and conventions Sri Lanka has signed as a member of the UNO. War crimes are defined in the statute that established the International Criminal Court, which includes, Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, such as: wilful killing, or causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health. Torture or inhumane treatment.
    The Statute of the International Criminal Court defines war crimes as, inter alia, “serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict” and “serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in an armed conflict not of an international character”. The Statutes of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda and of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and UNTAET Regulation No. 2000/15 for East Timor also provide jurisdiction over “serious” violations of international humanitarian law. The adjective “serious” in conjunction with “violations” is to be found in the military manuals and legislation of several States
    No country can renege on them and get away easily. The whole armed forces don’t have to face the trial. Only those who flouted the rules of war. Who gave orders to carry out unlawful murders. Kidnappings, sexual violence and other related crimes. For argument sake it is accepted the “war heroes” did not commit any crime, then why the refusal to face the trial and clear their names?

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    Contd/2
    Mahinda Rajapaksa/ Gotabhaya Rajapaksa only need backbone. During Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rule 15 or more journalists, mostly Tamils, were murdered. Lasantha was also murdered. He left a letter stating that if he is killed, then the prime suspect if the government. That is Mahinda Rajapaksa Defence Minister and Gotabhaya Defence Secretary? Wasim Thajudeen died on 17 May, 2012. His death was was made to look like a road accident. Post-mortem examination showed it was a planned murder not accident. There are hundreds of other cases which I will not bother to give details. However, I have a direct question for Mahinda Rajapaksa/Gotabhaya Rajapaksa/Maithripala Sirisena. .
    The following second rank LTTE leaders who surrendered to the army on the evening of May 18th evening at Vadduvaakal have gone missing. There are eye witnesses who saw the surrender before soldiers took them in buses for an inquiry. To the anxious spouses and friends they were told the cadres are being taken for a short inquiry and they will be released soon. But it never happened. They disappeared into thin air. Only Mahinda/Gotabhaya/Sirisena (Acting Defence Minister during the first 3 three weeks of May, 2009) know exactly what happened to the missing cadres. One source told me that some like Thilakar were placed in cement crushers and crushed to death. I am asking Mahinda/Gotabhaya/Sirisena if you all are good Buddhists, please come out with the truth, the whole truth.
    Non-violence is at the heart of Buddhist thinking and behaviour. The first of the five precepts that all Buddhists should follow is “Avoid killing, or harming any living thing.” Buddhism is essentially a peaceful tradition. Strictly speaking nothing in Buddhist scripture gives any support to the use of violence as a way to resolve conflict.

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    Contd/3
    (1) K.V. Balakumar, journalist and his son Sooriyatheepan. A photograph showed both sitting in a bench in an army camp with a soldier seen walking behind.
    (2) V. Ilankumaran (alias Baby Subramanian) Head of the TEED Department. His wife Vettrichchelvi and daughter Arivumathy.
    (3) Yogaratnam Yogi in charge of ’Institute for Conflict Research’ in Vanni
    (4) Poet Puthuvai Ratnadurai, Coordinator of LTTE Arts and Cultural Department
    (5) K. Paappa, Coordinator LTTE Sports Department
    (6) Rajah (Chempiyan) Assistant Coordinator LTTE Sports Department and his 3 children
    (7) Ilanthirayan, LTTE Military spokesman
    (8) Veerathevan, Coordinator LTTE Bank
    (9) S.Thangkan, Political Wing Deputy Chief
    (10) Aruna, Thamil Eela Education Department
    (11) S. Naren, Asst. Executive Head of TRO
    (12) Kuddy, Head of the LTTE Transport Department
    (12) Piriyan, Head of Administrative Service Department and his family
    (13) V. Poovannan, Head of the Administrative Service Division of the LTTE
    (14) Thangaiah, Administrative Service Department
    (15) Malaravan, Administrative Service Department
    (16) Pakirathan, Administrative Service Department
    (17) Reha, Head of LTTE Medical Division
    (18) Selvarajah, Commander Manal Aru Head Quarters
    (19) Bhaskaran, Commander Manal Aru Head Quarters
    (20) Major Lawrance
    (21) Major Kumaran
    (22) Prabha, Batticaloa District Commander
    (24) Rupan, Coordinator of Supplies
    (25) Babu, Coordinator of Jewellery Business
    (26) Ilamparithy, Executive Head of Political Wing
    (27) Elilan, Head of Trincomalee Political Wing
    (28) Vijitharan, Executive Secretary, Political Wing
    (29) Major Veeman
    (30) Sakthy, Coordinator Forestry Division and his family
    (31) E.Ravi, Charge of Houses
    (32) Sanjai, Mulliyavalai Divisional Political Wing Coordinator
    (33) Para Ratha, Coordinator Justice Department
    (34) Kumaravel, Coordinator Air Force Security
    (35) Chithrankan Malathy, Commander Manal Aru District
    (36) Suhi, Commander
    (37) Arunan, Major Sea Tigers
    (38) Manoj – Medical Department
    (39) Lawrance, Finance Department
    (40) Lawrance Thilakar, Coordinator TRO Planning Department
    (41) Karikalan, former Commander, Eastern Province

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    Shut up and go away, stop bothering Sri Lankans with your lies

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    Max with a capital M (upper case)

    “Shut up and go away, stop bothering Sri Lankans with your lies”

    I am glad you are not the max moron with small c.

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    Day before yesterday First Lady Melina Trump honored for bravery a Lankawe woman named Sandhya Eknaligoda. Sandhya is a famous name within circles like CT, but looked down, disliked, dishonored and discarded woman by Colombo Media. The reason is, she is the consort of a Sinhala Kottiya, and in that reason, she too is a Sinhala Kottiya. The reason her husband become a Kottiya is that he had some knowledge of Chemical Bomb usage in the war by war criminals. That truth is brought out by Sandhya. She too, like Keith Noyahr, has accused the Yahapalanaya as cheated her on her husband’s death investigation. (America’s prize is beyond her actions on her husband’s murders. Few months ago, in CT, we too had compared Sandhya’s with other families like Fernando Pillai, Sriskandarajah, Kathirgamar, Raviraj, Lasantha’ s Brother, Hirunika, even including Maheswaran and had praised of her determination. )

    Newly, New King has told that he will not charge war heroes, but will punish anybody who killed reporters and journalist. We cannot hold on to a particular version of New King or Ranil’s talk on that and give prominence to that. Not because they are not ready to tell who a war hero is, but they always had been twisting their talks to suit what was pressing them at that time. Everybody might have guessed that this New King’s talk was about America’s decision to reward Sandhya.

    In Lankawe, all Sinhala Army and Paramilitary related cases are on hold, including the small school girl Vaidya’s murder. But here, New King’s words were selected to suite the honoring Sandhya received. But there is no chance of Sandhya getting any justice as her husband is branded as a traitor- Sinhala Kottiya. So the murderers of Eknaligida are not Journalist killers, they are war heroes.

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    By honoring Sandhya Eknaligoda as an International brave woman, who did not simple speak for husband, but working as an advocate of oppressed minorities, America has indicated that they know what actually happened during the war. In fact this would be the first International step of isolating the real heroes and heroines from rapist army criminals. So this a lesson for the writer that UNHRC is not needed to the world to tell them what had happened in Lankawe in and before May 2009.

    There were investigations at international level, as the writer had mentioned on this draft. (As mentioned in some other earlier comments before me, this draft subtly mentioning the Thero’s essay on CT on his partner’s name) Lankawe denied the investigations validity with an attitude of it owns UN and UNHRC. UNHRC is not about sovereignty of countries. Its main object is Human rights. So Lankawe has two options: 1). If it seeks idle and pure sovereignty debates, while doing all sort of governmental criminalities, it can leave UNHRC 2).or will it be bounded the other UNHRC members’ decision. Then pay the price for it.

    UN SG’s Expert Panel report is not an investigation on Lankawe. The writer has a lack of understanding. There is no reason why the UNSG cannot employ experts to enlighten him on the incident. It was like a consultation to Ban-Ki-Moon on that particular incident that is while LTTE and GOSL were fighting, UN inattentively watched the show. Panel reported to SG on three prong faults. Before that Panel’s investigation, Old King had signed a deal with UNSG that he too to investigate on his side, locally. May 2009’s UNHRC resolution was an agreement of the continuation of the mutual agreements with Old King and UNSG.

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    Though the terms of references for an investigation is being still developed, it is nothing but a clean agreement among UNHRC, UNSG and the Old Royal – GOSL- to investigate to establish Responsibility and Accountability. Even with all its blah blah… GOSL never can undo that.. Even Thero De Silva had mentioned that bailing out Lankawe from 2009 Canadian resolution was made possible by two things: 1). Old King had agreed to UNSG on the investigation and 2). Manmohan Singh had got the promise of implementing 13A by Lankawe. If the Expert Panel report was an investigation on Lankawe, then some actions would have followed against Lankawe by now. Further unlike the writer mentioned, that report was not forgotten – (Short memory Modayas might have forgotten). In New York, Ex-UNSG had assured Ranil that report would not vanish in thin air. That report was the reason UN internal Inquiry and the appointment of OISL. Almost, in of the subsequent resolutions, that reported had been mentioned. Writer is naively trying to hide that Ranil’s trip to NYC on that. It is shame for the writer to claim that report was forgotten because only Old King refused to accept it.
    Writer claims Old Royals had successfully fooled UNHRC on all signed and agreed all contractual obligations. Writer insisting Yahapalanaya should follow Old Royal’s (writer’s) path of Cheating, not Yahapalanaya’s own way of cheating. The writer is nakedly telling that Yahapalanaya should abandon the resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. But he is attempting to misinterpret UN’s procedures and actions as partial and against Lankawe, thinking the Aappa Diplomacy can be used for ever without IC retaliating for that. This writer is the greatest crook ever appeared in the earth.
    Writer cannot remember that resolution of 2012 recommended only implementing LLRC, not Expert Panel’s report.

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    So far, UNHRC is not holding UNSG’s Panel report as a complete document unlike of LLRC. Mrs. Clinton asked to implement National action Plan of LLRC, but nothing to Expert Panel’s. It is the Old King’s LLRC first started the call on investigating Rapist Army. It is LLRC’s references decided the 2012 resolution’s period too. The very first action out of Expert panel’s report was UN’s internal Inquiry. That might have been the only action out of that report, unless Thero had purpose cheated UNHRC in May 2009. But remember this inquiry was not on Lankawe, but on UN’s internal procedure. OISL was appointed by 2014 resolution. That was the second action. OISL might have ended up initiating actual investigation – i.e. referring to Security Council. This part was repeatedly explained to North-East civilians by Sampanthar and Sumanthiran, because they two had worked with Yahapalanaya to remove the 42 names and reduce recommendation of March 2015 report to only an internal inquiry in September 2015. If no power change took place in January 2015 and Sampanthar Sumanthiran had not agreed to water down, March 2015 report would have been the final OISL report. That means 42 criminals might have died on the UN electric chair by now. There would not be any Joint Comedy Club too.
    Let’s go back to our start. America has rewarded Sandhya who claims her husband was murdered only because he had the information of Chemical bombing. This America had rewarded Ananthasangari some time back for his agreement of accepting the NPC Chief Minister job and support Old Royals to hide the war crimes. Writer has no realization of how much the IC has gained knowledge on Aappa Diplomacy. He is still stuck on the game Thero De Silva played in May 2009 UNHRC.

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