18 May, 2022

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The Lies They Tell Us

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“The most alarming aspect of the video to me was the seemingly delightful bloodlust they appeared to have. They….seemed not to value human life…” – Bradley Manning (Statement at the Trial – referring to an American attack on Iraqi civilians)

The ‘Rajapaksa Model’ of warfare had eight fundamentals, Indian journalist VK Shashikumar wrote in the Indian Defence Review[i]. These included political will, telling the world to ‘go to hell’, a no-negotiations policy, regulating media, rejecting ceasefires and giving troops complete operational freedom.

All these are discernible – albeit in embryonic form – in Operation Weliweriya.

In Weliweriya, the Siblings had the political will to use brute force against what was essentially a microcosm of their Sinhala-base, during an election season. An army unit (led by a war-hero Brigadier no less[ii]) was dispatched to punish the demonstrating people of Weliweriya.

Most regimes would have baulked at using such tactics, just months away from hosting an international summit. But the Rajapaksas did not give a damn.

Gampaha is Basil Rajapaksa’s newly-acquired fief; logically he should have intervened early, to contain the situation (especially since WPC elections are in the offing). But he did not bother to talk to the Buddhist monk leading the struggle and other community leaders to find a peaceful solution.

The media was regulated, via threats, force and physical violence. The purpose was to ensure a de facto blanket censorship so that Sri Lanka would not know what actually happened in Weliweriya.

The troops did not cease their offensive even after the people fled for their lives[iii]. They chased the terrified men, women and children into homes and even a church.

The troops had complete operational freedom, to shoot and bludgeon, as they liked.

The lies poured forth in torrents, even before the guns felt silent.

Lying was the ninth fundamental in the Rajapaksa Model. No errors/crimes were admitted and no apologies rendered.

“It is not surprising why Eelam IV turned out to be a bloody and a brutal war” Mr. Sashikumar wrote, and quoted an unnamed Lankan Minister: “That there will be civilian casualties was a given and Rajapaksa was willing to take the blame…”[iv]

In reality neither President Rajapaksa nor his brother Gotabhaya shouldered any blame. Instead they dubbed a ‘bloody and a brutal’ war a ‘Humanitarian Operation’ and insisted that the army religiously adhered to a ‘Zero-civilian casualty’ policy. Two years after winning the war, in his 2011 ‘Victory Celebrations Speech’, President Rajapaksa continued to peddle that fairy tale: “I will recall what I said in the past, that our troops went to the battlefield carrying a gun in one hand, the Human Rights Charter in the other, food for the innocent displaced on their shoulders and love for the children in their hearts”.

No one said that the troops went to the Balummaharan Junction on August 1st, with a T56 in one hand, a bottle of American Water in the other and their hearts flooded with love for the people of Weliweriya. Not quite. But there were loads of other lies, denying/justifying the rampage and maligning the protestors. It was claimed that the protests were a political conspiracy and that some of the protestors threw home-made explosive devises and shot at the army; that the army just fired a few shots into the air, in sheer self defence; and that there was a plan to burn down the controversial factory[v]. Every crime committed by the army was denied.

Fortunately the media refused to be cowed, the Opposition joined the fray and people spoke out. Thus the rest of the country could see that the Rajapaksa tales were as full of holes as a sieve.

If there was a plan to burn the factory on July 29th, why didn’t the police arrest the suspects and produce them before a court of law? Why wait for almost two weeks to reveal this ‘news’ to the public? Why didn’t Minister Basil Rajapaksa meet Rev. Theripaha Siridhamma Thero and other community leaders, inform them of the diabolical intent of these evil troublemakers?

If the protest was an act of revenge by a group of radical ex-workers of the factory, why did the dead consist of two students and a FTZ employee, none of whom had anything to do with the factory?[vi] If the army was merely counterattacking why did they kill innocent bystanders?

Did President Mahinda Rajapaksa decide to intervene in the matter, after a hiatus of almost two weeks, because he realised that even the Muslim Bogey (via Grandpass) cannot efface the memory of Weliweriya? Plus to scuttle the Opposition protest (the regime’s unease is demonstrated by the police attempt to ban the protest via a judicial order)?

According to the Presidential solution, the factory will be closed-down, if the Government Analyst’s Department concludes that it did pollute groundwater. But can a mere department in Rajapaksa Sri Lanka afford to be impartial in a case involving a key Rajapaksa economic-stooge?

Why didn’t the President promise to give the people free water connections? Surely a government planning to build a multibillion sports complex in Nuwara Eliya[vii]  cannot claim that it has no money to provide free water to a couple of villages?

According to an unnamed Defence Ministry official, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was totally unaware of the Weliweriya attack. “No body had ordered the soldiers in Weliweriya to shoot at protesting civilians”[viii]; the soldiers barged into the church sans orders, because the people in the church stoned them. The ground commander could not control the situation: “it is the individual soldier’s responsibility and the ground commander should also have control of it, which he didn’t have”[ix].

If the soldiers attacked without orders, shouldn’t they arrested and triend by a military tribunal for insubordination? If the ground-commander lost control, shouldn’t he be suspended for criminal dereliction of duty?

So someday, if there is a War Crimes Tribunal, the Rajapaksas will try save their skins by blaming ordinary soldiers for indiscipline and ground-commanders for insufficient control.

Does the Lankan military have the sense to think through the ultimate consequences of that Pontius Pilate defence by their Rajapaksa overlords?

War-Hero/Killing-Machine

After the guns fell silent, a villager of Weliweriya reportedly asked a soldier why he did not use rubber bullets. The soldier replied, “We can’t mollycoddle people with rubber bullets”[x].

That is the real ‘war hero’, not the idealised image of a gentle and just warrior willing to risk his life to battle evil and defend the powerless, but a brutalised tool, ready to kill on command.

From 2002 to late 2005, the Tigers could not provoke Lankan Forces into retaliating against civilians, because political authorities vetoed it. This changed a month into Rajapaksa presidency[xi]. Acts of violence by Lankan forces against civilian Tamils increased exponentially post-2005, not because of a sudden breakdown in discipline but because the Rajapaksa regime embraced criminal permissiveness.

In Weliweriya too, innocent people were attacked/killed, not because the soldiers were undisciplined, but because they are highly-disciplined killing machines, accustomed to following even the most inhumane of orders.

Do the Sinhalese have the sense to think through this horrendous discovery and understand its deadly repercussions for themsleves?


[ii] Brigadier Deshapriya Gunawardana played a key role in the Final Offensive as the 581 Brigade Commander. He was part of the final operation to encircle the Tigers from two sides. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO3G7__fV8k

[iii] The UNHCR said that during the last phase of the war, it “received persistent reports of physical assaults on men and women fleeing into government controlled areas”.

[v] The Sunday Island – 11.8.2013

[vi] According to the UTHR, “One of the most damning features of the war was that civilians caught up in a shrinking area, were subject to relentless shelling, and particularly in safe zones so declared by the Government…. No effort was made to minimise civilian casualties… Several witnesses consulted by us confirm that one shell from the LTTE or even its firing small arms into the air brought indiscriminate return shelling multiplied scores of times. This was the pattern throughout” (Special Report 43 – 13.12.2009). Wasn’t the same bloody-blasé attitude at work in Weliweriya? Didn’t the army do (and wasn’t the army allowed to do) what it had become accustomed to doing: attacking unarmed men, women and children indiscriminately, with totally impunity?

[vii] The Sunday Times – 4.8.2013

[viii] The Sunday Times – 11.8.2013

[ix] Ibid

[x] Reported in the Sunday Times – 11.8.2013

[xi] Probably the first such incident was a Navy assault on a group of displaced civilian Tamils in Victorian Hundred Housing Schemes in Mannar, subsequent to a Tiger attack on the Navy in the vicinity. The killing of five students in Trincomalee followed soon after.

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    Thank you, Tisaranee, for, once again,telling it like it is.
    Someday, if there is a Supreme Being, these moronic murderers will get what’s coming to them.

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      Ameeen.

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        Another Brilliant piece Thisaranee! Thanks and million and hats off to you.

        Sinhala folk must keep up the call for a full investigation and the LINE OF COMMAND whereby the order to shoot and kill was given..

        The CULTURE OF IMMUNITY AND IMPUNITY that GOta has cultivated to cover his culpability in WAR CRIMES MUST END.

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    Thank you. As usual an another wonderful article :)

    But why nothing seems to have worked on Rajapakshe regime ?

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      Thats because you and me are doing nothing and waiting for someone else to do the job for us Sama.
      Artnt we a bloody coward, spineless bunch of clanish poeple or is it because we are too decent?
      Well, guess we are marooned!

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        No idea about you, but I have been closely linked with active foreign journalists. Being out ofthe country, that is the maximum support I can give. But I wonder why the profesisonals stay further mum in SL ?

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          Sun, Let all of us do a little and at the end there will be a huge impact. I reckon that all right minded people home or abroad should do their best to save the country from wrong hands.
          good luck with your active efforts mate.
          Keep enjoying.

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            I hate to see the face of this man – I really do.
            He grins while continuing his crimes day to another. How many innocent have now been lost their lives. Hatred in the minds of Weliweriya, do you think, would easily forget one day ? Do you think that Gamapaha people would vote for these idiots again, if of course they the folks are sane. With majority of the nation are villagers, similar to ones seen in Weliveriya protest marches- so not secret that they would just vote for anyone without thinking twice.
            Nodoubt, Dayasiri Jayasekara will be elected by people soon – so long this nature would stay with them, there will be no peace in this country.

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              This bugger’s face is like his AH. The sooner the regime is evicted the better for the people of SL. Hitlerpaksha once said “one country, one nation and one law, my aim”?? His Hex-A-Lunacy Percy Jilmart Rajapassa, the country’s economy is heading towards an abyss. Send the beauty queen to the Chief Monk at Shanti Viharaya in Kelaniya to seek some advice on your behalf!!

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              Don’t underestimate our people. They voted for Basil and Paba in Gampaha. Weerawanse in Colombo. As long as the unemployed lethargic morons get free Gal Bottles, a packet of rice and 500 bucks they would vote any one. I can be an MP next time even in JHU if I could spend that kind of money. If Champika the so called racist fool goes to Batticaloa and say Muslims are good people the Mattayas will vote for him blindly. This is the Sri lankans we have today.
              His face? hmmmm yeah he has one with his plastic artificial hopeless grin. I heard that Don A. Rajapaksa was a convert.
              Modern Judah?

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    At the end of the day, nothing has changed in Sri Lanka.

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      Of course it has. Emboldened the masses ti rise up against the regime. By not maintaining the rule of Law in a fair and just manner, they are setting themselves up for a major debacle which will suck them in unwittingly, to become the laughing stock and ridiculed both locally and internationally. MR has no leadership qualities and has proved it time and time again. Being Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is totally responsible for all he credits and the truants of what they do. This Weliveriya incident was a cropper and someones head should roll. But we see only the stoic silence and groping for scapegoats a la Sri Lankan style.

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        Marvan,
        You are absolutely in the wrong side of this history. I am 100% positive, if you have another general election (e.g., presidential or general or provincial) tomorrow, MR or his party will win the game with any uncertainty (in majority Sinhala Buddhist regions). You know why, 1) Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhist in general do not have backbone to think positive future 2) Sri Lankan voters in general are selfish bustards 3) Sri Lankan do not have SHAME of their leaders bullshit activities 4) Sri Lankans do not use the brain to think correctly 5) finally and most importantly Sri Lankan stupid/idiot voters be sold out for 1/2 bottle of arrack, 1Kg rice, 2Kg pity, 2Kg paan, or to brainless actress/actors/singer’s appear in the political stage. You people should look at the world and wake-up for better future. Most of you people are living in the stupid Stone Age without an “opposition party”.

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      May be it is already a milltary state ?

      How many days have been passed, since the Weliweriya incident in which Army gunned down several unarmed young protesters ( or just predestrians waiting to pick up their lovely ones after work), they seem to be investigating further to find out who may have given the order to shoot at the innocient ??… RIDICULOUS… this kind of governance is only from Rajapakses …..

      How come most powerful and intelligent army to have done such acts ? Are they at all a well trained army ?…

      Now IC can trace from this on BOTTOM-TOP – that will then reveal the truth about killings of over 40k tamil civil forks in 2009 and the other civil folks in the aftermath of the war end.

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    Another very good exposition of the lies, lies and lies of the Rajapaksas thriving on them. Benson

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    Soldiers fired without orders? What sort of an army is this?

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      Have you forgotten, they (Rajapakshes) called world´s best army that saved the country from the LtterS.
      Now you can just think it out how they had been killing them ?

      Weliveriya incident proved more than enough, they killed not only unarmed protesters asking for clean water, but also ones incl. teenage boys waiting to collect their family ones.

      So, how brave the Army should be ? …. medals could be awarded by themselves the Rajapakshes soon. This is the mentality of inhumanity.

      Followings are few more synonyms for Rajapskes:

      Uneduated unculatured rascals
      Merciless murderers
      Megalomaniac abusive by all nature
      etc

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      Just after the SL humanitarian war, Siri Lanka sent about 900 peace keeping troops to Haiti. after a month or two, UN authorities expel 10% of Siri Lankan troops, about 100, after the disciplinary hearing. Common Complaint against Sir I Lankan troops was sexual assault of civilian they were suppose to protect.

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    Tisaranee Gunasekara,You are a good reported, this blood thurst Rajapaksha family may send a white van to your door step at any moment.. be vigilant..

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    If soldiers without orders, then they have not respected the line of command. This clearly shows, that Sri Lankan solidres do not respect their superiors hence the commander of army, and the defense secretary should resign their positions as the soldiers are not respecting them and do not want them to give any orders. This did not start today or during Eelam War, it started when Rajiv Gandhi was attacked at the inspection of the guard of honor.

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    Take care Tisaranee

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    Dear Tisranee Gunesekera,

    Thank you for your brilliant piece that puts the current Family hegemony in perspective. Even the Buddhist priest pleadings fell on deaf years.

    Somebody needs to translate this to Sinhala and distribute to the masses.

    “Lying was the ninth fundamental in the Rajapaksa Model. No errors/crimes were admitted and no apologies rendered”.

    Sunday night PanSil and Tuesday Night Pan or Thun Kill

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    An aspect of the strategy for a new world order according to the “Plan for a New American Century” (PNAC) inaugurated around the year 2000 and scuttled along the way of the “War on Terror” [ie Licence to kill anyone anywhere if they pose a present or future threat to the United States of America or its friends (ie Israel)]had very similar thinking behind its enactment… who might it be that is drawing inspiration from a Jewish-controlled Zionist ideology once perpetrated by a triumphant neo-conservative cabal in the Bush (junior)administration soon after 9-11, I wonder…

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      Brilliant, lot of depth and weight in this.
      Food for thought.

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    What is appaling in this criminal incident, clear evidence
    of nonaccoutability of defense highrachy. When defense
    secretary is totally exempted from any accountability and
    criticism of his failures, innocent children, men and
    women will continue to be
    victims of illegal, inhuman,brutal force of police and army,
    drug dealer/rapist/ underworld criminal like Duminda silva
    would continue to commit murders in broad day light with
    impunity and get saluted by top officials in the defence
    establishment. Would there be a bigger insult to our
    real war heros other than governing SL this way?

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    It is said some are born with Silver Spoons in their mouths to denote their luck. These buggers are born with Rice Pounders in their mouths because they Lie so much.

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      GOOD ONE, Gamini!

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    Thanks T.G.

    I’m a long time admirer of your writing and situation analysis and occassionally praised you over long years.

    thank you for this piece too which is brillient.

    One thing I remark now a days is less and less people critisize you in these comments columns and more and more admirers!!??

    May be because the chickens have come home to…..?

    There was a time the Sinhala buddhists and Tamil tiger admirers both insulting you on anything and everything you wrote here.

    Interesting times…….they may be thinking now, after all that you was….right!!??

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    For the gallant bravery performed by the Commander Brigadier Deshapriya and his troops numbering over 175 (which they are alleged to have done even without orders, and bringing peace to Weliveriya) should be awarded the medal of “Weliveriya Veera Vibhushana.” Then only the Defence Ministry could keep the high moral of the troops so that they could be used in any similar situation. If they were brought to Grandpass last week they could have earned another medal “Molewatte Veera Vibhushana.”
    Unfortunately that opportunity was prevented by the Police thinking they could handle it alone and not calling the Army.

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    Your nine fundamentals of the Rajapakse model is a beaut, Tissaranee!There is’t anybody who can write so honestly, perceptively, and fearlessly as you do. I like to add a tenth fundamental,namely the underlying amorality about the Rajapakse model. This spells danger to the bodypolitic in Lanka.It explains the contradictions so inherent in what the government does.Mark my word, Shirani Bandaranayake would be put to jail over a framed- up case.

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      One could safely say from many an observation that nature is amoral but in the matter of the present day ten headed king Rawana. immoral or evil to the 20th of an established 23 or 24 max scale criminal evil gauge should be more appropriate by any religious and/or secular ethical and/or moral standards except for those near, dear or useful sycophants to the present ruling hierarchy.

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    Mr Pethiyagoda, There may be “similar thinking” between the American “war on terror” and the Rajapkasa strategies, but the point of Tisaranee’s article is the ill governance that pervades the country, with corruption, nepotism, murder, the suppression of dissent, curbing of the freedom of speech, arbitrary rule with the rule of law tossed in to the dustbin, the Rajapaksa family selling national assets to the Chinese for fattening their own wallets, destruction of the economy, building useless airports, harbours and other large structures just to have them ceremonially opened by the clan, have their names inscribed on them. And brazenly lying about everything, and practising massive deception like claiming “zero casualties”. For Rajapaksa devotees this reality is invisible, not because they cannot see, but because their class and/or status interests coincide with those of the Rajapaksas. Rajapaksa is a congenital liar, and a hypocrite who deserves the fate that befell Gadafi and Mubarak, and that fate is brewing. The gunshots aimed at the people who elected him will at some point get him and his feudal regime.

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      Scot,

      For one who follows LP’s thread in his remarks he is more of an underlying empathiser of the regime and writes “tongue in cheek” evasive and elusive comments more to justify and give excuses and/or alibis to the ruling elite of the GOSL. To him apparently if the USA and Israel can do it, then so can the GOSL and some other regimes like them in a race to the bottom on human rights to find minimal or no differences either on a qualitative or quantitative scales of evil or immorality by any religious and/or secular ethical and/or moral standards.

      We should more appropriately score them as immoral and/or evil to approx the 20th point of an established 23 or 24 max scale criminal evil gauges defined and established by a criminal psychologist in the USA for individuals. This may as well need to be expanded to include some of the so-called democratic regimes that are more theocratic and/or feudal in their underlying malfunctioning as in SL, Burma, North Korea and Zimbabwe.

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    Me Ratta bihi wechcha narakama palakaya me miniha kiyala kiwwoth math ekka kauruth ekanga wei kiyala mama hithanawa.

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    Another crap from paid agent, these crap articles will not effect MR,TG find every incident in SL and blame MR , her all article got one theme blame MR. Hilarious every time she write crap , people here clap very loud but end of the day nothing happen,

    MR knows when dog barks mountain won’t fall down

    Goog luck TG keep write crap to satisfy some of the idiots

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      Ha Ha Ha right back at you.

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      KK:
      CT should not only have a policy against printing idiocies such as yours, it should also exclude those who haven’t a clue about the English language.
      You’d be excluded on two counts and you could spend even more of your time on earning your keep by applying that tongue of yours to you-know-where!

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      KK, If its that useless why bother to comment?
      Man, TG is lovely, we love her braveness and the way she rights with passion.

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      you stupid Klu Klux

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    After all is said and done, ‘ He who lives by the SWORD shall DIE by the sword’. Some of us would live to see that day come to pass.

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    Is there a conflict of interest in governance? Has anyone seriously looked at the REAL OWNERS of Hayleys? Why protect a business at the cost of human lives? Is Dammika P only a front? (we all think so and say so, but should we gather proof) Why can’t these be probed? How come a one time night club bouncer become the richest in the island?

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    The short answer Tisaranee is NO the masses do not understand that this can / will be turned against them.

    What’s more they will condone these other attacks on the Muslims as they feel that the “Thambis'” have been getting out of hand for a long time.

    Sri Lanka is finished forever, Society in its’ entirety has to be changed to save Lanka !

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    “The media was regulated, via threats, force and physical violence. The purpose was to ensure a de facto blanket censorship so that Sri Lanka would not know what actually happened in Weliweriya.”

    When TG says this she herself is uttering a half truth. There was no blanket censorship. Both Sirasa and Ada Derana had video coverage showing the action as it happened.
    Good journalism should not be marred by half truths.TG is insulting the media concerned.

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    Finally… Citizen are you Sri Lankan ??
    Tissaranee too a Sri Lankan as well.

    What is apalling in this ENTIRE episode was this senseless loss of life could have been prevented if the politicians be it government or opposition handdled matters of their constituents before things got out of hand.
    The Organisation being a blue chip company all those politicians kept a distance from the real issue.
    WHY DO WE HAVE POLITICALS REPRESENTATIVES REPRESEnTING POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE DISTRICT AND IN THE PROVINCE AS WELL.
    Be it the Government or the Opposition, all of them have acted like Scarecrows.

    Sad part is that, there were many political scavengers to capitalise on the CARCASSES………….after the incident,they even had time to devote and even visit victim families as well.
    BE IT THE PA, UNP OR JVP OR ANYONE, ALL GAMPAHA DISTRICT POLITICIANS ARE OPPORTUNISTIC MORONS who will shamelessly go to the very people they deserted SEEKING THEIR VOTE.

    The blame need to be fair and square laid of all politi9cians representing the Gampaha District including that Mervyn’s Kukku PABA.
    Where was Merviyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa??

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    Look who is talking justice and peace, Indians who created the LTTE, if Indians minded their own business, we would not have lost more than 100,000 people. I was devastated by Welieriya tragedy. It took four years for the government to deal with the LTTE. Since then the government had enough ample time to recruit intellectual to strengthen its brain force, but it didn’t. The Rajapaksa brothers enjoyed everything what the country had to offer. The UNP, TNA, and JVP may let this tragedy pass by, but the Westerners and Indians won’t let go. The Rajapaksa regime’s days are numbered. The President thinks that he has come a cross many situations like this so he can manage this tragedy as well; however, he is failing to understand that he has been turning many people against him. Today he has more enemies than ever before, therefore things are going to comeback together and haunt Rajapaksa brothers. The Rajapaksa brothers won’t give up that easily, the foreign forces may use this opportunity to put a foothold in Sri Lanka, this process may put the country in a very bad shape than ever before. The drama will unfold after Navi Pillay’s visit.

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      Antany from New Zealand

      It is understandable that you were devastated by Welieriya tragedy and no doubt that was because they were your brothers and sisters.
      From your message it is clear that you rejoiced the killing of innocent Tamils.

      As regards the following

      “Indians who created the LTTE, if Indians minded their own business we would not have lost more than 100,000 people.

      For your information you moron it is you lot who created the LTTE by killing innocent Tamils in their thousands since independence.

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        Kali,

        This guy AP lacks critical thinking like the many other comment makers here, who are mostly inhibited by their brain hard and software malformed and damaged genetic, mematic and cultural heritage that some of us may have to repeat what the unintentional founder Catholicism/Christianity and their numerous direct hotline denominations and sects is said to stated from the cross in his last moments with a minor amendment that not father but rather nature and/or providence “forgive them for they know not what they say or do”

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    Tisaranee ( I don’t know if you should be named Maharanee and I wonder whether you have a Maharajah )

    The ‘Rajapaksa Model’ of warfare had eight fundamentals:

    I would edit it in the following manner:

    These included
    1)political will( Political Thuggery)
    2)telling the world to ‘go to hell’,
    3)a no-negotiations policy,
    4)regulating media ( bullying media and ready to kill like Kiling Lasantha )
    5)rejecting ceasefires by paying Nambiar brothers
    6)giving troops complete operational freedom and drugging them.
    7)Bribing Indians
    8) Deceiving the World by pretending to bring about harmony but all the time killing maiming and colonising.

    They was too big for their boots, but the Siblings have been cut down to size and the following will confirm that.

    1) Despite his Hawkish attitude about promising to abolish the 13th Amendment and retain Police and Land Powers he has been forced to do a
    somersault and has accepted defeat
    2) His brother Gotha the defence Supremo has humiliatingly decided to meet Mrs. Pillai and even worse give her report on the security situation.
    3)Basil during his meeting in Delhi was read the riots act and he climbed down.

    These liars as you call them had any decency or dignity left should resign as they have lost the mandate.
    These strong men are not aware what is coming there way at the CHOGM and they are in for a big surprise and I am sure we will have the opportunity to share our thoughts after CHOGM.

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    Mark Twain said “politicians,actors and criminals have
    broken lying, down to an art form.They are able to
    eliminate most of the telling gestures and have refined
    their ability to lie to the point where the common man
    can’t tell they are lying.” This is why common man is
    only interested in his stomach.And this is why you need
    a leader who loves his people because people in general
    are vulnerable to expert liars.How true Mark Twain is,
    we are self sufficient in all three kinds of experts.Why
    not,we are the miracle of Asia,”Muthu atayak” too old!

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    Once the Families come to power they never willing to give up the comfort, wealth and power. They will do everything for their own profit.Mara knows the mind set of the Sinhala Buddhists.He himself a racist but a bogus HR defender. Thy may claim that they don’t hate Tamils or minorities but they have a long time hatred and animosity with them for generations. So MARA planned to kill and destroy the movement of freedom fight of the Tamils at any cost in order to get and sustain the support of the Sinhalese for future decades.Soon after the war ended this dream has become real. Mara won all elections and he will also win future elections for several generation as an endorsement of war victory by Sinhalese majority.He will even kill more and more Sinhalese who oppose him for his survival in power.You will have more and more Weliverias in the future.I don’t think that Allah or Kadavul will come and save minorities unless you have strong and powerful peoples movement along with Sinhala progressive sections.There was a news says that Mara himself kicked and assaulted the President of the private bus oiwners association after sommoning him to T-Trees when they tried to stage a strike recently.

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    ” ….Why didn’t the President promise to give the people free water connections? Surely a government planning to build a multibillion sports complex in Nuwara Eliya[vii] cannot claim that it has no money to provide free water to a couple of villages?…” asks Tisaranee G. How about the news the President has promised Uganda in his recent visit a Water facility valued at $150 million? Uganda is a country that has hardly a relationship of significance with us. Should not the needs of the people of the Weliveriya area, whose water is contaminated, receive preference over those in far away Uganda?

    Senguttuvan

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      Sengu, you are right. Charity begins at home. This bugger MR is donating millions to Ugandans for water supply but wants to charge the very people who voted him in to Power. Unless the bugger has left behind some illegitimate offspring.

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    If we examine the trials and tribulations, wars and other conflicts, every act of injustice all over earth, we’ll find they are rooted in human hearts.

    Covetousness, the desire to aggress and exploit, the longing to pilfer natural resources, the inordinate love of wealth and position, and other maladies are manifestations of diseases found nowhere but in the heart.

    So if we want to change our world, we do not begin by rectifying the outward. Instead, change the condition of the inward.

    Everything we see happening outside of us in reality coming from the unseen world within. It is from the unseen world that the phenomenal world emerges, and it is from the unseen realm of our hearts that all actions spring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu-0vTOHJ44

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    Pls visit the page ,CT’s

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