16 November, 2018

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The Search For Justice: Will Sri Lanka Match Up To The Task?

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

In the article: “Genocide In Sri Lanka: It’s A Question That Certainly Needs To Be Litigated“,[1] I identified two related issues currently of critical consequence to Tamils:

  • The deferment of the release of the OISL report (the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka report) initially fixed for March 25, 2015
  • and the question of whether or not it was Genocide and the Dire need for it to be litigated.

On the subject of deferment, recent pronouncements coming from the new Sri Lankan regime beg the question that in the search for justice for the Tamil people..will Sri Lanka match up to the task?

Shocking Admission

Sirisena Regime would have nothing to offer to strengthen OISL Report in September

The announcement by Ajith P Perera, Sri Lanka’s new Deputy Minister of External Affairs of a postponement of a domestic inquiry, in other words that, “there would be no immediate domestic probe as the government will only submit a report to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in September on the modalities,”[2] does not come as a surprise to the Tamil people.

It’s as expected, Sri Lanka has managed to con the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein into agreeing to a deferral of the release of the findings of the OISL report until September 2015 – undoubtedly on a false pretext.

Adding insult to injury, Mangala Samaraweera’s deputy still boasts of “the diplomatic victory” the new regime achieved by the deferral. Talking to Ceylon Today, he seems to be boldly theorising, that “when Sri Lanka is ready to conduct an impartial inquiry the issue is a domestic problem and there will be no room for any international intervention.” There wasn’t the slightest show of regret for the delay in any form by the Minister.

A Sri Lankan Tamil woman holds a portrait of a missing relativeIt’s without question the deferral is final and the only one that the High Commissioner was prepared to give and has said so in no uncertain terms. It’s also without question the deferral was obtained in the now mistaken belief that Sri Lanka would conduct its internal investigation with all the modalities in place, making available new information to strengthen the OISL report, [3] get on with the business of hearing witnesses, just as the High Commissioner stated in his opening statement to the UNHRC, whilst delivering his annual report. Given the allotted time of six months, he was expecting the, “authorities to consult deeply with the people, particularly victims, in order to design mechanisms that will work and not repeat the failures of the past.” [4]

Sri Lanka’s volte-face should make it incumbent upon the High Commissioner to proceed with the release of the OISL report at the 30th session of the UNHRC in September giving Sri Lanka no further reprieves.

TGTE Seeking ICC Referral

It’s right that we the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), “are urging the United Nations to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or establish a similar credible International Judicial Mechanism,” for the purpose, “of investigating and prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – committed against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan State.” We are in the process of collecting a million signatures from concerned people around the world in support of the referral. [5]

In the critical issue of the search for justice, neither the Tamil people nor TGTE, nor concerned others are prepared to stand by and watch when we know that Sri Lanka will never match up to the task of conducting a truly credible investigation and prosecution of all the alleged perpetrators including senior political and military leaders accountable under the doctrine of command responsibility.

TGTE proved right about delaying tactics

It has been the considered and consistent view of the TGTE and that of Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, “that once the report on Sri Lanka…is deferred, it will drag on without progress.” it was a “genuine fear” that the Tamil people had which he conveyed in his interview with Easwaran Rutnam for the Sunday Leader. Objecting to the deferral for a variety of reasons that were well founded, considering Sri Lanka’s latest manipulations of the system, there is no doubt Prime Minister Rudrakumaran’s concerns are valid and now with hindsight it’s apparent he is being proved right. [6]

The Law explained

The Prime Minister Rudrakumaran also explains that, “even though Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, the Rome statute provides for a situation in which one or more of such crimes appears to have committed is referred to the prosecutor by the UN Security Council acting under chapter VII of the UN; also Article 39 of Chapter VII provides that the Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Article 41 and 42 to maintain or restore international peace and security. The TGTE’s position is that the current situation in Sri Lanka constitutes an ongoing “threat to the peace” under chapter VII article 39, because there has been absolutely no accountability for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Therefore the Security Council should make the referral to the ICC. The Security Council is not required to listen to the people, however it would be odd in the face of one million signatures for the Security Council to disregard it. It’s also hoped in the case of overwhelming evidence members of the Security Council will not use their veto power.”

What are Transitional Justice Issues – Would the new regime deliver

The High Commissioner’s mention of ‘transitional justice’, stating the “OHCHR staff’s plan to engage on the ground with all stakeholders to advance transitional justice issues,” would mean whilst agreeing to a deferral his office would want to engage with stake holders on the ground.

As for what are ‘transitional justice issues’, the International Center for Transitional Justice[7] is a good place to get some insights into what it really means: It lists Criminal Justice, Reparations, Truth and Memory, Institutional Reform, Gender Issues and Children and Youth as ‘transitional justice issues’ which for us are very critical for an honest peace and reconciliation process:

  • Criminal Justice: The investigation and prosecution of international crimes—including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes—is a fundamental component of transitional justice.
  • Reparations: Reparation initiatives seek to recognize and address the harms suffered by victims of human rights violations. They can be designed in many ways, and may include symbolic as well as financial or practical measures.
  • Truth and Memory: Truth seeking initiatives can play a powerful role in documenting and acknowledging human rights violations. Memory initiatives also contribute to public understanding of past abuses.
  • Institutional Reform: Institutional reform is the process of reviewing and restructuring state institutions so that they respect human rights, preserve the rule of law, and are accountable to their constituents.
  • Gender Justice: ICTJ’s gender justice program seeks to promote truth, justice and accountability for gender-based human rights violations committed in the context of large-scale or systematic abuse.
  • Children and Youth: Children and youth are seriously affected by gross human rights violations in conflict and under repressive regimes; transitional justice measures must uniquely consider and protect their rights.

Call for Action to stop Increased ‘Post-Conflict Sexual Abuse’

However according to both the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report on ‘Post Conflict Sexual Abuse’ and the “observations” of the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Mr. Pablo De Greiff, it’s clear Sri Lanka has paid no attention to resolving such serious issues. Seeing nothing by way of concrete action thus far on these issues, both De Greiff and Ban Ki-moon have called for immediate action in their reports from Sri Lanka’s new regime.

Ban Ki moon’s report pertaining to Sri Lanka relating to “Post Conflict Sexual Violence”, [8]released by the UN Security Council indicates, “abduction, arbitrary detention, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence have increased in the post-war period. Notably, Tamil women and girls have reported sexual abuse in the context of the ongoing militarization of their areas of residence. Allegations of sexual violence by the Sri Lankan security forces against members of the Tamil community in the closing months of the war and in the post-conflict period have been extensively documented, but rarely addressed. Testimony of women released from detention in 2014 indicates that acts of sexual torture were accompanied by racial insults and specifically directed against individuals perceived as having been linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.”

In his recommendations Ban Ki-moon had this to say to the new regime: “I call upon the newly elected Government of Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of sexual violence, including against national armed and security forces, and to provide multi-sectoral services for survivors, including reparations and economic empowerment programmes for women at risk, including war widows and female heads of household.”

TGTE Senator, Dr Brian Senewiratne has written an extensive research oriented book on the “Rape and Sexual Violence of Tamil Women, Girls, Boys and Men in the North and East by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and their Collaborators” which is a must read to realize that the situation has reached crisis proportions without ever being addressed!

Observation by Pablo De Greiff and Obligations of the State to Citizens

Pablo De Greiff, Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence who had talks with all sectors of society in Sri Lanka, had opted to keep some of his discussions confidential. De Greiff was given the now incredibly persuasive and comprehensive “genocide resolution” by the Chief Minister, Justice Wigneswaran, former member of the Supreme Court – a document that reflects the sentiments of the Tamil people and one that was unanimously passed by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC).[9]

De Grieff’s final “observations”[10] should be used as a “ready reckoner” by the Sri Lankan authorities, whether the new regime would accept the challenge posed before it and deliver is not certain.

De Greiff’s “observations” centred on the following:

  • on his views on “over use of commissions leading to confidence gap”
  • on why “short cuts to reconciliation” won’t work
  • on the need for “a State policy centered on the notion of human rights”
  • on the need for “comprehensive redress”
  • on the need for “consultation and participation”
  • and on the need for “Immediate action on Missing persons, harassment, violence, detention, land and psycho-social support”

In his conclusions, De Greiff laid emphasis on obligations owed to citizens, “obligations that stem from an international system which Sri Lanka contributed to constructing..These obligations include the right to the full truth about the violations that took place during a long swath of its history; to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of those responsible for those violations; to the effective and equitable reparation of the violations; and to measures that seek to prevent the recurrence of those violations in the future.”

Previously, at the beginning of March 2015, the UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffery Feltman [11] urged the (new), “Government leaders to take quick steps to address a number of issues ranging from land, detentions, disappearances, and the military posture in civilian areas. ”

Would these obligations by the Sri Lankan State to its citizens here in reiterated by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Jeffery Feltman, Ban Ki-moon and Pablo De Greiff be fulfilled by the Maithripala Sirisena regime?

Sirisena Regime lacks the will to implement UN recommendations

All signs indicate that the new Sirisena regime neither has the will nor is ready to recognise, accept and implement the recommendations made by these officials. Tamil issues were not considered in the regime’s 100 day work programme; in the more than hundred days it has been in power, except for some cosmetic window dressing all the repressive and oppressive measures against Tamils are still in place including heavy militarisation in the Tamil heartland of the North and East of Sri Lanka; although a “few pockets” of land have been returned as a token gesture to show the outside side world[12], nothing substantive has been done towards a genuine attempt to return the people’s lands, as expected, as can be gathered from the Chief Minister[13] ; there is still definitive proof “beyond reasonable doubt” of the existence of secret camps where Tamils are being held without charge [14]; the relatives of the disappeared are still to be given even an inkling of the whereabouts of their missing loved ones; army intelligence is deployed to hover around people applying for Habeas Corpus; [15] there has been no arrangements made for displaced people still living in camps; the members of the NPC are being blocked from entering certain areas. The Governor still seems to over-ride the people’s representative, the Chief Minister.

Whole Sri Lankan Apparatus biased against Justice for Tamils

It must not be forgotten that President Sirisena was acting Defence Minister during the height of the war and has promised that he would not allow anyone to be tried for war crimes; Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has refuted the casualty figures, is not on speaking terms with the Chief Minister and has called for the NPC resolution on genocide to be withdrawn. The new Army Commander sat as chair of the “army inquiry” that exonerated all the members of the Sri Lankan armed forces. The Governor of the Northern Province was a member of the LLRC who supported the Rajapaksa government’s version of events: “Para 9.4 of the LLRC-Report states that the LLRC ‘is satisfied’ that the military strategy of the Armed Forces was ‘one that was carefully conceived’, which gave highest importance to the avoidance of ‘civilian casualties or minimizing them’. The LLRC believes that the civilians in the No-Fire Zones were not deliberately targeted (para 9.6).” [16] Former President who waged, ‘a war for peace’, that caused untold suffering and later back tracked on her promise to make peace, undermining Ranil’s peace talks with the LTTE has been appointed to head the Presidential Task Force (PTF) to promote national unity in Sri Lanka. [17] It would appear that institutionally speaking the whole Sri Lankan apparatus is biased against justice for the Tamil people and have never considered their aspirations but would rather be at the controlling end.

New Regime pre-occupied with securing a Parliamentary Majority

The new regime is terribly pre-occupied with retaining its position in the forthcoming elections in June 2015. The need for a parliamentary majority for the ruling coalition made up of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe against those forces supporting the Rajapaksas who are hell bent on orchestrating a comeback, seems to be the primary and only agenda of the new regime whilst it dabbles with the passage of the 19th Amendment and questions of whether or not and how to clip or abolish the enormous Presidential powers that Rajapaksa gave himself under the 18th amendment – the abolition of the “Executive Presidency was the primary focus of the coalition’s Presidential campaign manifesto. The concern is that if Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Prime Minister he would want to shift power to himself. Sadly this is being used as a means of coercing the Tamil people and the TNA into quiet submission. This is the very same excuse that is being used to convince the UN and the international community into submission as well.

David Cameron told he is God

But countries such as the UK would have none of it – David Cameron [18], mobbed by 200 women searching for their disappeared loved ones when he visited Jaffna, referring to him as God, wrote that at the end of the six month period, “the spotlight will be on Sri Lanka,”[19] in his op-ed piece about his meeting with President Sirisena. [20] Ed Miliband the opposition leader has vowed to push for a full international independent investigation. And the UK Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond has called for, “progress on accountability ahead of the OISL report.” [21]

A Forensic Examination of war zone by UN experts required

I believe if the new regime is sincere it must agree to the OISL investigators entering Sri Lanka, to do, amongst other, forensic testing/examination of the whole war zone for evidence, and also to look for skeletal remains, all with a view to determining the use of cluster bombs, chemical weapons and similar illegal weaponry – despite the fear that it may be probably too late, for clean-up measures would have already taken place. Additionally the mass graves that have been unearthed in Tamil areas should also be brought under the scrutiny of the UN. [22]

Nowhere…

It should not be forgotten that nowhere in history have alleged perpetrators, their backers and protectors admitted to a mass atrocity crime such as genocide.

Nowhere, in practice, would you find the state that allegedly committed mass atrocity crimes to be trusted to conduct an independent and credible investigation.

Nowhere has it happened, in practice, that the State party who’s alleged to have committed heinous crimes such as these, be expected to prosecute their own and find them guilty.

Issues of Sovereignty should not hamper prosecutions for mass atrocities

Nowhere has “sovereignty issues” prevented, mass atrocity crimes [23] such as war crimes, crime against humanity, genocide and additionally ethnic cleansing now even rape allegedly committed by the state party, from being investigated and those found guilty as charged, punished. On the contrary state parties as a means of “reinforcing their sovereignty” are expected to be responsible for preventing such atrocities happening in their space. Sovereignty by itself does not exclude a state party from being investigated. (Although the mandate of the ICC provides, it’s jurisdiction kicks in only in the event an alleged state party is, “unable or unwilling to conduct its own” or when the Security Council refers a case when, “there is a threat to peace.” The ICC is the latter version of the Nuremberg Trials, [24] established by the, “allied leaders of Great Britain, United States and Russia for the purpose of bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.

TGTE seeking similar judicial mechanisms as the ICTR and the ICTY

In October 1994, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), in Tanzania, was set up as an extension of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague, the first international tribunal since the Nuremburg Trials of 1945-46 and the first with the mandate to prosecute the crime of genocide. In its search for justice, it’s TGTE’s aim to secure a similar international judicial mechanism to try those responsible for Tamil genocide and its million signature campaign is being pursued to persuade the UN to move forward to prosecute those responsible.

Nowhere would you find an international independent investigation, conducted, in this case, by the OISL, the team of experts appointed by the OHCHR with its report already in its final stages of completion ready to be presented to the UNHRC, the presentation of which was deferred and could be superseded by an internal investigation?

An article by Callum Macrae[25]: ‘Stalling Justice in Sri Lanka‘ looks at regime change, “but says, ” a disturbing dark reality remains: the absence of justice for the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians. The article analyses the situation in Sri Lanka and covers the whole gamut of avenues available internationally in the search for justice, an excellent article, not to be missed.

How can then anyone be reasonably convinced that Sri Lanka would conduct its own impartial and transparent investigation. Having no faith in a domestic investigation the TGTE, in the search for truth and justice for the Tamil people, believes, Sri Lankan regimes new or old will never match up to the task. The solution lies with the Tamil people never to relent and to pursue justice through international mechanisms at all costs.

Please go to www.tgte-icc.org to sign up for the million signature campaign urging the UN to refer Sri Lanka to the ICC.. Thank you


[1] https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/genocide-in-sri-lanka-its-a-question-that-certainly-needs-to-be-litigated/

[2] http://www.tgte-icc.org/

[3] http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-90024-news-detail-no-immediate-war-crimes-probe-only-report-on-modalities-to-un-in-september.html

[4] http://www.ucanews.com/news/un-deferral-must-be-used-to-make-sri-lanka-war-crimes-report-stronger/73047

[5] http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=15642&LangID=E#sthash.g3RoAM0i.pKiYyspt.dpuf

[6] http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2015/02/22/no-change-in-sri-lanka-after-polls-v-rudrakumar/

[7] https://www.ictj.org/our-work/transitional-justice-issues

[8] http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/s_2015_203.pdf

[9] https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37714

[10]https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-unhrc-special-rapporteurs-observations-after-his-recent-visit-to-sri-lanka/

[11] http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50232#.VS9nifnF8k2

[12] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAF8ZmsJyY

[13] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAF8ZmsJyY

[14] http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/news-features/politics-a-current-affairs/523-proof-of-secret-camps-pm-ranil-denies-exist

[15] https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37724

[16] http://groundviews.org/2011/12/18/the-llrc-report-a-critical-reading/

[17] http://www.dailymirror.lk/68401/to-dream-the-impossible-dream

[18] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507838/David-Cameron-mobbed-200-Tamil-protesters.html

[19] http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=14045

[20] http://www.dailymirror.lk/65877/cameron-on-his-meeting-with-maithripala

[21] http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=14043

[22] http://www.therepublicsquare.com/politics/2014/03/officials-say-mannar-mass-grave-is-an-old-cemetery-is-this-a-cover-up/

[23]   http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/adviser/pdf/framework%20of%20analysis%20for%20atrocity%20crimes_en.pdf

[24] http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/nuremberg-trials

[25] https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/12/stalling-justice-in-sri-lanka/

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  • 19
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    Oh please Usha leave the Tamils of SL alone they are fine as things are ,your talking as if the LTTE were darlings …..which was not the case they murdered anyone who opposed them,slaughtered teenage fighters of TELO and PLOTE in 1986 ,killed innocent Sinhala People (2006 Kebethigolewa bus bomb is one such thing)
    forced child recruitment and even killed when parents opposed it in the later stages of war,used human sheilds and the list goes on and on and on,but you who are in the diaspora live comfortable lives in the west and stir trouble elsewhere

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      Dear Ms. Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah,

      RE: The Search For Justice: Will Sri Lanka Match Up To The Task?

      “On the subject of deferment, recent pronouncements coming from the new Sri Lankan regime beg the question that in the search for justice for the Tamil people..will Sri Lanka match up to the task?”

      1. What about the VP “Human Shield” of Tamil Civilians and the LTTE atrocities? What about the Muslims and Sinhalese who were the target of LTTE?

      This is a very good question to be asked by the Tamil People, as a group.

      2. However, there are other people, in this Land of Native Veddah Aethho, that was stolen by the Foreigners, Paradeshis (Paras) from Baharat, Dambadiva currently called India. They also need justice related to the atrocities committed by the State going All the Way Back to 1948, where the Tamil Politicians Participated, like the disenfranchising of the Indian Estate Tamils.

      More recent includes the 1971 JVP Rebellion, The Tamil Rebellion and Separatist War, The IPKF Atrocities, the 1987-1989 State Sponsored killings in the South, the LTTE Atrocities, and of Course what you claim ti be a “genocide” in the defeat of the Terrorist Organization, LTTE , with the Mootal Velupilaai Prabakaran at it’s helm.

      3. Mootal “Maveeran” Velupillai Prabakaran, reminds me of his buddy, Modaya “Deshapremiya” Mahinda Rajapaksa. One bribed the other, and the other accepted it.

      First, Mootal “Maveeran” Velupillai Prabakaran, self-destructed and vaporized, courtesy of his buddy.

      Then, VP his buddy, Modaya “Deshapremiya” Mahinda Rajapaksa, got defeated due to greed , Family Nepotism, etc. and Listening tho this astrologer, who based his predictions based on the incorrect Geocentric Model.

      4. “On the subject of deferment, recent pronouncements coming from the new Sri Lankan* regime beg the question that in the search for justice for the Tamil** people..will Sri Lanka match up to the task?”

      Sri Lankan* , Replace with USA, Britain, Soviet, Indian, Israeli, etc.

      Tamil** people, Replace with Iraqi People, Afghan People, Syrian People, Libyan People, Chechen People, Kashmiri People, Palestinian People, etc.

      Dear Ms. Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah, is the UN doing anything about it? Why Double Standards? Just Curious.

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        Dear Ms. Usha S Sri Skanda Rajah,
        TGTE Propagandist,

        Re ” TGTE Seeking ICC Referral

        It’s right that we the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), “are urging the United Nations to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or establish a similar credible International Judicial Mechanism,” for the purpose, “of investigating and prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – committed against the Tamil people by the Sri Lankan State.” We are in the process of collecting a million signatures from concerned people around the world in support of the referral”
        .
        .
        Did you look into how the preliminary investigations have been proceeding?

        Rome Statute of the ICC state,

        Article 8, War crimes,
        2(b)(xxiii) Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations; (page 7)

        This is what is known as a Human Shield.

        According to the above, IF the PRESENCE of a civilian (Tamil civilians) is used to protect military forces (LTTE Cadres) then the LTTE commits the war crime of using Human Shields.

        The POE confirms this “Presence” in their report (item 237) quoted below

        Quote
        “…… they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area”
        Unquote

        Thus according to the Rome Statute, Article 8, 2(b)(xxiii) The LTTE is GUILTY of the war crime of utilizing a Human Shield.

        Additionally there is ample evidence in the public domain of Amputations of limbs, shooting civilians in the back and suicide bombings of those who managed to reach safety, all of which was targeted at discouraging the civilians leaving LTTE areas.

        That the LTTE located Heavy Guns, Mortar pits, Ammunition dumps, Command centers amongst the civilians is also confirmed by evidence in the public domain (please see aerial photographs taken by Times of London photographers who overflew the No Fire Zones with the UNSG Ban Ki Moon).

        Thus EVERY CONDITION required to be satisfied by the Human Shield Law, of the Rome Statute, in order to find the LTTE guilty, has been satisfied and the LTTE should be found Guilty.

        Let’s see what the POE say (item 237)

        Quote
        “(With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields…”
        Unquote

        The experts are EXONERATING the LTTE!!!!

        As far as the UNSG’s POE is concerned the ICC statute does not exist.

        The UNSG’s POE has deliberately subverted International Law and exonerated the Guilty! Why did they do it?

        Let’s look at the repercussions of such a decision.

        If the LTTE was found guilty then those who financed them and procured armaments will automatically be guilty of the same crime and will get prosecuted.

        This means the Separatist big wigs of the BTF, GTF, TGTE etc, (including yourself), will be in the hot seat. Thus it is to their advantage to have this matter swept under the carpet.

        LTTE financiers were caught trying to bribe US officials. The TGTE is headed by Rudrakumaran, a known white collar Financial Thief who lost the license to practice as a lawyer in the US because of that.

        Was the UNSG’s POE similarly bribed by the TGTE or BTF or GTF or an organisation/person with lots of wealth?

        The conclusions made by the Panel of Experts, Mr. Darusman, Ms. Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven Ratner is contrary to International Law.

        Were they bought over?
        Are you planning to by some others too?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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        Mr.Amarasiri: We never asked for separation./We asked you all to give back our country,Kingdom of Jaffna that was handed over to you by the British Empire.LTTE also asked for the same thing.We started asking for it after we realised that you all are carrying out a Genocide of Tamil race.We went after the British,Canada,US, and European countries to explain to them about your treachery and for their help.We are sure they will help us as they underwent a similar problem during World War II. God bless them.

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      Dear Peace Lover,
      It is not good way of bringing peace by ignoring the facts and facing the truth. LTTE may have committed crimes but that does not justify the horror and massacres carried out by the state and state machinery of the Sinhala Government even before the birth of LTTE. Truth is important for peace and harmony. What explanation you are going to those people who were murdered in the daylight until 1983? How many of the crimes against Tamils by Thugs, Criminals and Military were investigated in the Past? Is your government prepared to investigate and punish those who murdered those thousands of innocent civilians?

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        Ajith

        “LTTE may have committed crimes”

        LTTE did commit war crimes and crime against humanity while hiding behind innocent civilian.

        You should get used the idea of accepting facts.

        State did commit war crimes and crime against humanity but that does not absolve it from their own war crimes and crime against humanity, particularly when it set out to liberate the people from another form of oppression.

        The supposed “Liberators” should have behaved in such a way that the people from outside state machinery,would have been inspired. Their brutality alienated the people, international support and made friends into enemies. Their stupidity trapped them in bunkers of their own mindset.

        Please stop covering VP’s bum.

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      Hi Ms Georgeous

      Please disown the LTTE once and for all, ok?

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      Peace Lover

      LTTE also committed ethnic cleaning of Muslims. Don’d forget VP won two elections and a war for MR. VP learnt how to terrorise the people from JVP and taught MR how to run a dictatorship in this island.

      The learning is mutual.

      If Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is intellectually honest she would do well to persuade TGTE and other Diaspora organisation to:

      Renounce LTTE’s horrible/ugly flag

      Own up its atrocities

      Confirm VP’s death

      Say sorry to the victims

      Compensate them adequately

      Say very big sorry to the Muslims of North and compensate them adequately.

      Should come clean with their future objective.

      Dissolve TGTE as it stand now abolish all those imaginary posts that are held by old codgers probably retired and have nothing better to do.

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        NV:

        Ms Gorgeous herself is a very decent person, but her indecent bonding the with the barbaric LTTE/TGTE worries us. She will be a huge asset for the SL Tamil rights campaign if she disowns the LTTE.

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          Real Pece

          “Ms Gorgeous herself is a very decent person, but her indecent bonding the with the barbaric LTTE/TGTE worries us.”

          A Shill and White-washer for LTTE/TGTE, paid for with the money stolen from the Tamil People?

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            Amarasiri

            “A Shill and White-washer for LTTE/TGTE, paid for with the money stolen from the Tamil People?”

            I am not sure whether Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah was authored to deal with LTTE money.

            LTTE’s bag men should account for it.

            By the way Gota looted VP’s Fort Knox in Mullaitive.

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              Native Vedda

              “By the way Gota looted VP’s Fort Knox in Mullaitive.”

              So, mo discrimination was shown when it came to looking for the various communities. LTTE VP Looks the Tamil People and Gota and Family Loots everybody.

              Was it the return of the finds VP got from Mahinda Rajapaksa for the 2005 Presidential election? Just Curious.

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        Native Vedda

        “If Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is intellectually honest she would do well to persuade TGTE and other Diaspora organisation to:…”

        Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah is NOT intellectually honest.

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      Stop feeling sorry and shed bloody crocodile tears for the Tamil traitors. Do you fellows and your ilk know what General Charles De Gaulle did to the French Prostitutes? He paraded them and shamed them in the streets of France and then killed them.

      He received the highest European and American awards despite him hating the Americans and was President of France from 1946-1968.

      So Please Shut The ……….. Up.’

      How many thousands of Tamils did the Sinhala Buddhist Racist Chauvinist military and Police Murder, Rape, Torture, Beat, Arrest Tamil civilians and Freedom Fighters? Over 150,000… May be more… Whether that was Genocide or Not is a different legal issue. But No Sinhala Buddhist Racist Chauvinist Politician can say that it was NOT GENOCIDE.

      How the bloody hell does he know.

      Tamils also can say Kebbitigollawa incident where a few Singhalese were killed were done by the Sinhala military. Nobody knows yet. Let the International Independent Investigators investigate all such incidents including the 1983 riots, Kent and Dollar Farm incidents et al.

      Donald Gnanakone
      Tamils For Justice
      Founder.

      I will respond to TGTE Senators claims on Justice later. TGTE just looking for publicity and self promotion.

      Donald Gnanakone.

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        Usha ignore this guy!

        What he says doesn’t make any sense.

        This person is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and he got double tongue.

        He can’t write articles, therefore he wants you too stop writing!

        CT Comments were having good resonable time for nearly four months since this person went to do propaganda work for his buddy Ranil.

        Now he has started his nonsense again.

        He is good in humiliating others with pseudonymous. This what he was doing for a very long time.

        Hope he will stay in SL forever and leave us to have free voice.
        He too big for his boots.

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        Uncle Donald

        Good to hear from you after few months.

        As usual, you twisted killing stories of poor innocent Sinhalese in border villages as a act of SL Defence Forces. How long are you going to do these fabrications?

        I understand that you are running a high horse thanks to Vanni Gamaya’s pamba administration.

        How is your hotel business with Pina-Chance PM of Sri Lanka Ranil Pimpysinghe? How many hotels and rest houses you managed to grab from SL military with your secret deals? I do not think you need to go behind Usha, the Pusa any more for any resurrections.

        Tell us your intensions as you used to do so. Where ever you are and whatever you do, May Mannar Bis-hope bless you for few more years!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

        Your ever loving cousin
        Sinhala Banda

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          Sinhala Banda

          “How many hotels and rest houses you managed to grab from SL military with your secret deals?”

          What is the primary purpose of a military? Is it to protect the people or indulge in hospitality business? How about the army setting up brothels which some consider as just another business?

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            Uruwarige Booru Putha aka Kala Vadda

            Are you my uncle Donald? If not, why the f**k you put your brown nose to our family matters? We do not need your two cents opinions? Why dono’t you simply bugger-off You pathetic LTTE looser!!!!!!!!!!

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              Sinhala Banda, you are 100% right.

              This is our commedian Uncle Donald.

              He has done his P.hd in humiliating others with pseudonymous.

              As long he can stay in Sri Lanka, we all can be happy.

              He is an arrogant.

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                Lali Lily Leela

                I do not dispute your comment about my Uncle Donald.

                Although Uncle Donald may be suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease, he still never gives up his agendas. He bluffs about Thamil rights and other bu*l S**t while targeting to fill his briefcase with blue notes by cook or hook.

                He has been secretly working very closely with Ranil [Edited out] (noew Pina Chance PM) for last 30 odd years fro his own benefits not for Thamils or their La-La dreamland of Peelum.

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            Vaddda

            Your valuable idea is to run brothels in North. Haha ha!!!!!!!!!

            Who is going to work there, perhaps your loving sisters of rehabilitated LTTE pombules as they then will have some money to fund a another Peelum war to fulfil your La-La Peelum dreamland.

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        Donald Gnanakone Tamils For Justice Founder.

        You may be a founder of one organisation but destroyer of hundreds.

        Get ready to pack your bag.

        Mahinda Rajapaksa will be in power soon.

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      Everything exposed by PPT, how sri lanka being a b!tc# of Brian . just allow release of report war crime report. in UN.

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      Peace Lover: I hope you will not deny that Sinhalese were killing Tamils since 1950s to wipe out the Tamil Race.The largest amount of Tamils killed was in the war by the Sri Lankan Armed forces.The Sinhalese army killed even those who surrendered to them.

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    helo Hon Senator of Toy government.

    Usha why not form another government and become
    Governor, Governor General, President, Supreme Leader, perhaps her majesty.
    well shall we say Kingdom of Tamil …. I dont know what.
    It is a bloody shame that you are playing this game at the expense of poor Tamil people.
    You supported an experiment that blew up on your face. Now come out take responsibility apologize and compensate to the people who lost everything.
    You have no idea of what the Tamil people are going through For you and your friends it is a hobby. Game goes on.
    I dont know what kind of legitimacy you have to call yourself as representative of Tamil people. Close your org down if you want to help the Tamil people. You have become a laughing stock.

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      When Tamils are living all over the world, why it is TGTE and not another name to include all the Tamils ?

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      Sorry senator
      I actually meant Con Senator. not hon senator the spell checker has don the trick.

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    This looks bad. It is not a question of what VP or the LTTE did. It is a question of whether the sinhalese are going to be considered part of the human species and civilization or treated as a bunch of savages.

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      Crazyoldmansl

      “It is a question of whether the sinhalese are going to be considered part of the human species and civilization or treated as a bunch of savages. “

      Very interesting question to be asked from the Paradeshis, Paras.

      Evidence points towards being Paras, Paradeshis from ndia, wjho came as savages to the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

      It is best that ALL the Paras, are sewt back to India, Para-deshis Land, Baharat, Dambadiva.

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        Agreed, and since most including the veddahs are from paradesh (paradise?), paradise may come to them rather than the other way and sooner rather than later.

        That will leave the big cats who insist that they are not from paradise, swimming in the sea of paradise.

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      Yes and barbaric, animalistic,murderous LTTE We Thamizh are in the best position to judge :D

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        Wee Tamil Senior Journalist D:Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        alluding to the fact that ancestor’s of VP too originated from Venga in Lata land about 2500 years ago, when Sinhala/Buddhists had already perfected their knowledge of genetic engineering and cross breeding.

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        Yes SINKALAM

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          Usha [Edited out]

          Heil TGTE (Tamils Gon Thavalum Eelam)!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep collecting money for another Peelum War

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        Sinkala Sankaran Sarma.

        A question. Did you want to change your name to Sarma or Sharma.

        I give you credit for admitting your origins

        “barbaric, animalistic,murderous”

        Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people.

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    Usha.S.S
    has summarised the situation well.

    The Sirisena regime is worried about its survival after the pending parliamentery elections more than anything else.

    Having assured MR that he will be protected from a ‘war crimes’ inquiry, but worried about attempts to resurrect him as prime minister – knowing that the half of Sinhala Buddhists who voted for him in January are still with him, the pending UN Report in September is like the Sword of Damocles.

    The way the “truth (Paranagama) commission’ is progressing with ‘would be’ witnesses being harassed, intimidated and with attempts to bribe them by cash/’death certificate’ offers, is a pointer to any “independent internal probe” by the regime.

    Tamils will have to tolerate injustice till September and see what happens.

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    It is a good question. The answer is definitely a big NO. The Sinhalese are still subjugating the Tamils but saying a different thing as reconcilliation and they are bent on creating another LTTE bigger than last time.

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    If Usha has the same passion for accusing the LTTE for slaughtering people on both sides of the racial divide at least we could then consider some of the points made in her article. She always look at it partially from her point of you ONLY, and then expect the Government to act impartially in the investigation. Its for this reason her articles have no credibility and equals the quality of racist Dayan. J’s opinion on how minorities should be (particularly the Tamils) treated.

    Having said that, I do condemn all the killing of innocent people by the LTTE and the Sri Lankan forces. It did happen and they cannot be denied.

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    Racists like Usha invoking genocide to advance their sinister politics is obscene in a double sense. It is an utter insult to the true victims of genocide such as those who were killed in the Jewish and Armenian Holocausts. It is also a gross injustice to the Tamil civilians who were used by the LTTE as human shields in the final stages of the war. They died because once it became clear that the LTTE had lost the war and it was going to be wiped out, the Tiger leaders in the battlefield and in the diaspora decided as a last resort to kill the trapped Tamil civilians or force them to become the canon fodder of the advancing military.

    They did this for two reasons: 1) to mitigate the utter humiliation of the defeat by fabricating the endgame as a genocide against the Tamils – not just an armed conflict between the Tigers and the security forces; 2) To turn the loss into a historic gain by laying the groundwork for future claims of “Remedial Sovereignty” based on genocide to advance the separatist cause. So the Tigers prevented the trapped civilians from escaping by shooting those who tried, and by fighting against the enemy while hiding among them, the Tigers ensured all civilians perished with them.

    Thus the heartless LTTE ideologues who were instrumental in causing the death of these innocent people are victimising them all over again by trying to use their death for their racist politics. My point is, both sides are equally culpable for the cold blooded massacre of these poor people. Both the government officials and the Tiger leaders – those still alive in Sri Lanka and those among the Diaspora Tigers – who were responsible for this war crime should be arraigned in the Hague.

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    Usha

    “TGTE and that of Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran,”

    call Rudrakumaran a Prime Minister ?. He is already a convicted felon in NY,

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      Edward Upali

      “He is already a convicted felon in NY, “

      His status is something similar to Field Marshall Sarat Fonseka, Sampath Vidanapathirana, Don Stephen Senanayake, Alexander Ekanayake Goonesinghe, …. isn’t it?

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        Vedda,

        Rudrakumaran’s licence as an attorney was cancelled due to misappropriation of client’s money in NY, and was convicted of same.

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          Edward Upali

          Modi’s was denied US visa in 2005 however everything changed in 2014.

          Sarath Fonseka was jailed for corruption in 2010 however he was freed in 2012 and promoted to the rank of Field Marshal this year.

          Don Stephen Senanayake, Alexander Ekanayake Goonesinghe and numerous others were charged with instigating and participating in the riots of 1915, later released.

          Politics and self interest work in mysterious ways.

          All political decisions can change or can be changed and if I were you I wouldn’t bet on legality of decisions made by US or Sri Lanka, leave it to nature. It will take care of natural justice.

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            Vedda

            Rudrakumaran was convicted of several offences. None of which was political. He was convicted of what we ordinary people would call “theft” in non-legalese. Bar Association of NY cancelled his licence after a lengthy investigation.

            Also, comparing Rudrakumaran to Sri Lankan national heroes like Sarath Fonseka, DS Senanayake and others is laughable.

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              Edward Upali

              DS Senanayake was the first racist prime minister of this land and implicated in 1915 riots.

              Sarath Fonseka is a war criminal and convicted criminal and served prison for corrupt military supply deals, even the Sanghas wouldn’t defend him.

              Despite committing war crimes and human rights violations Gota is also national hero at least for many.

              Sri Mao is also a national hero for simply being married to another racist.

              Premadasa also another hero for mercilessly killing innocent people in the South with style.

              Anagarika (homeless one) the first public racist in saffron robe another hero.

              For some VP the psychopath is a national hero.

              So is the other psychopath Rohana Wijayweera.

              Please keep laughing until this island comes to its senses.

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    The wars between the Sinhalese and the Tamils have been going on from the time our Kings Sinhalese and Tamil were in charge of this country. The difference was the use of modern weapons that were used by both sides.
    No one complained when thousands of Sinhalese boys and girls were tortured and killed in 1970 and in the 80s,unfortunately since the soldiers and the insurgents were of the same ethnicity no one bothered about calling for an inquiry into war crimes after all it cant be genocide as its just Sinhalese torturing and killing Sinhalese that’s all right after all this will only reduce the Sinhalese population.
    If this war took place during the time of the Kings it would have been a normal historic occurrence, one King taking over from another.
    Patrick Rodrigo

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      Patrick Rodrigo

      I have been calling for independent investigation for many many many years into all war crimes committed by all sides to the conflict covering the period from 5th April 1971 to date.

      It appear that you are new to this site and never had visited DBS Jayraj’s blogg to find out what we have been discussing since 2007.

      If no one called for the investigation then you should start a campaign. Are you trying to divide this island along racial lines even in their horrible death? What sort of person are you?

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

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    Dear Usha,

    The Search For Justice: Will Sri Lanka Match Up To The Task

    Searching for Justice inside Sri Lanka is like looking for a needle in a Haystack.

    Will Sri Lanka Match up to the Task ? The answer is an emphatic no. Sinhala Lanka cant and wont.

    The Two issues:

    1) The deferment of the release of the OISL report (the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka report) initially fixed for March 25, 2015.

    **** Initially I was disappointed but having seen the way the current GOSL is trying to fudge the issue of culpability it must be obvious to the UN that Sri Lanka is not capable of delivering justice to the Tamils. If anything it has strengthened the hands of the UN. So dont despair as Mr.Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has already given his Guarantee that there will be no deferment beyond September and Sri Lanka will be called to account.

    2 ) The question of whether or not it was Genocide and the Dire need for it to be litigated.

    *** The window of 6 months has given the international Community headed by US and Britain the evidence that Sri Lanka cannot be trusted and the need to bring those guilty of the Genocide cannot be deferred.

    3) On the subject of deferment, recent pronouncements coming from the new Sri Lankan regime beg the question that in the search for justice for the Tamil people..will Sri Lanka match up to the task?

    *** The clue to your question was in the speeches made by MS during the election and the meeting RW had with MR in the early hours of the morning after. Whether we like it or not the vast majority of the Sinhalese have a high regard for MR as a war winning hero. That is why MS & RW gave the assurance to MR that they will protect him from being tried for War Crime. The false promise to the UN that Sinhala Lanka is capable and will bring those guilty of War Crimes to jutice was a delaying tactic. Under the principle of Estoppel MS is Estopped from going back on his word and hence the atttempt to hoodwink the UN.

    4) Shocking Admission

    Sirisena Regime would have nothing to offer to strengthen OISL Report in September.

    *** No you are wrong. He has a secret weapon. The Field Marshall SF is their mouthpiece.SF has aleardy said that he is ready to testify infront of anyone that there was no Genocide.

    5) Adding insult to injury, Mangala Samaraweera’s deputy still boasts of “the diplomatic victory” the new regime achieved by the deferral. Talking to Ceylon Today, he seems to be boldly theorising, that “when Sri Lanka is ready to conduct an impartial inquiry the issue is a domestic problem and there will be no room for any international intervention.” There wasn’t the slightest show of regret for the delay in any form by the Minister.

    *** If they think that they scored a diplomaatic victory they should listen to Mr.Zeid Ra’ad Al Husseins statement following the deferral.

    6) Would these obligations by the Sri Lankan State to its citizens here in reiterated by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Jeffery Feltman, Ban Ki-moon and Pablo De Greiff be fulfilled by the Maithripala Sirisena regime?

    Sirisena Regime lacks the will to implement UN recommendations

    *** The day of reckoning for MR is not far off and I remember how despite the Russian backing the Serbiian Generals were forced to put Milosevic on the Plane to the Hague. MS will be forced to implement UN recommendations

    7) All signs indicate that the new Sirisena regime neither has the will nor is ready to recognise, accept and implement the recommendations made by these officials.

    *** After September it will be a question of Comply or Die.

    8) Whole Sri Lankan Apparatus biased against Justice for Tamils

    It must not be forgotten that President Sirisena was acting Defence Minister during the height of the war and has promised that he would not allow anyone to be tried for war crimes.

    *** I have said on many ocassions that MS was part of the Evil Empire and he is caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue sea.

    9) How can then anyone be reasonably convinced that Sri Lanka would conduct its own impartial and transparent investigation. Having no faith in a domestic investigation the TGTE, in the search for truth and justice for the Tamil people, believes, Sri Lankan regimes new or old will never match up to the task.

    *** Our destiny is in the hands of the International community and Britain as the last colonial power bears a heavy moral responsibilty for the plight of the Tamils and the Current PM is aware of it.

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      Kali
      Thank you for your insights!
      Usha

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        Dear Usha:

        I will do my bit to expose the pretenders whoever they are or wherever they are.
        Tamil Nation is in the making of which I have no doubt and that is what has rattled the Catholic pretender. If I dont read and attack the Catholic ( and many others who hide the truth ) I get a withdrawal symptom.For me Prabakaran was a means to an end. The end was to live with FREEDOM,JUSTICE EQUALITY and above all DIGNITY which is our God given right.

        Regards
        Kali

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          Dear Kali,

          Re “For me Prabakaran was a means to an end. The end was to live with FREEDOM,JUSTICE EQUALITY and above all DIGNITY which is our God given right”

          Was the sacrifice of around 100,000 Tamil Children and the continued SILENCE and PROTECTION of Ms. Adelle Balasinhgham, the LTTE commander who trained, commissioned and sent them to fight a Man’s war also a part of that plan?

          Kind Regards,
          OTC

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            Off the Cuff

            You really are ignorant. Freedom from Sinhalese Tyranny doesn’t come easily and is not cheap. It was very costly and you got your independence from the British without firing a shot so you don’t know price of freedom.
            We don’t have to talk to you anymore for our freedom as it will be decided and delivered by the International Community. Look at where your liberators have ended up.

            MR the THUG
            Gotha the CRIMINAL
            Basil the THIEF
            Chamal the CROOK

            All in the Gutter. So don’t talk big.

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              Dear Kali,

              You have avoided the question.

              Why are you PROTECTING THE child killer of Tamils from the ICC?

              Don’t you want closure for the 100,000 deaths of Tamil Children?

              If the answer is a NO then WHY?.
              .
              .
              Re “Freedom from Sinhalese Tyranny doesn’t come easily and is not cheap”

              You can save that FRAUDULENT propaganda to hoodwink foreigners who don’t know any better.

              I will allow a Tamil from Jaffna to relate his FIRST HAND experience of Life in Jaffna.

              Sebastian Rasalingam is a Low Cast Jaffna Tamil married to an Indian Tamil woman. He says,

              “When I moved to Hatton and later to Colombo, I found a very different world. It was a transforming experience for me and my wife to find that our workmates, mostly Sinhalese would actually sit with us and share a cup of tea. We found that we could go to night school and study without being threatened, beaten up, or go and borrow books, and do things that would bring swift retribution ‘back in the North’; our dwellings would have been torched and our women raped with impunity”

              You can read the rest of his experiences at
              http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/12770
              .
              “The alleged oppression of the Tamils by the Sinhalese is mostly a defensive garb, to conceal the inner conflicts caused by the caste system among the Tamils”.

              “Becoming a Vellala involves assuming Vellala customs and gaining control over land. It is precisely for this reason that entire villages may be burnt down and people killed over trivial incident as a Pallar cutting his hair or wearing a shoe. For Vellala much is at stake.”

              Bryan Pfaffenberger in ‘Caste in Tamil Culture’.

              The High cast Tamils were a minority of 40% of the Northern Tamil population and they oppressed the 60% Tamil majority subjecting them to a Tyrannical Slavery that would put slavery in the USA to shame.

              The forgoing makes it very clear who the TYRANTS were.

              The following comments of mine will provide more information of Tamil society in Jaffna.

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/honourable-prime-minister-of-bharath-we-seek-justice-fair-play-wigneswarans-full-speech/comment-page-1/#comment-1797021

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/honourable-prime-minister-of-bharath-we-seek-justice-fair-play-wigneswarans-full-speech/comment-page-1/#comment-1796502

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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      Usha’s accomplishes chased women children old young everybody from their own home where they were living for generations. Usha and co refuse to see that. Is it not a crime? or a humanitarian operation like how Goata calls it.
      OOOsha – a thief is a thief only if he thieves in my house he is not if he thieves in somebody else house. Clause 1.00.001 of the constitution of the TOY government also adapted from OOOOOsa Chindanaya.

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    Usha S Sri Skandarajah

    Grow up woman, you and Rudrakumaran, who you boast as a Prime Minister, that not a single person had voted in Sri Lanka are no different heinous, murdering, womanising Velupoolai Para bahkaran, who boasted to be the leader of Tamils, that is person that you are glorifying, sure that fate may not fall upon you, but you misleading the innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka, you will never be a hero but a pseudo intellectual that has no principals nor any practical suggestions, apart from bolstering your and Rudramumaran , who is a felon in New York position, for whose benefit, definitely not the Tamils, all these investigation will not give any consolation to Tamils, perhaps a few dollars in your purse.

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      Tilak de Silva you idiot:

      Grow up man. You can accuse Prabakaran of killing and I will be the first to admit that some of the killings were questionable but we were fighting to free ourselves from Sinhalese tyranny.
      We killed to survive but you lot killed for a living and that is your animal instinct.
      BUT you cant accuse either Prabakaran or the LTTE of Rape and womanising. Under Sankilian rule women folk were able to keep their dignity intact unlike “Krishanthi” who epitomised the Tamil struggle and suffering at the hands of your barbaric brothers.

      So dont talk rubbish.

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        “we were fighting to free ourselves from Sinhalese tyranny”

        Yes Gali I’m sure you did lots of fighting while hauling potato sacks from the store room of that corner shop in Croydon :D

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          SINKALAM

          It is better than hiding behind a Tamil Name ( or a Hindu Name) you coward. After September you will be going round with Pitchai Pathiram.
          By the way you seem to know Croydon very well. You sound like an Illegal Immigrant ( I mean Sinhalese) signing on every week.

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            Whoops, looks like I hit a little too close to home, eh Gali :D

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              Sinkala Sankaran Sarma (Perera)

              You have scored an own Goal. I am sure you must be workig illegally in a Tamil shop near Croydon.

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                Poor Gali, sitting on a burlap sack and “fighting” for the mythical Demezh Eezham through the free wifi from the Starbucks down the road. LOL :D
                Don’t get too agitated Gali, you’re not alone. Nearly all the remaining pseudo puligal are in the same boat as you – bravely “fighting” from your ethnic ghettos in the west :D

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                  Sinkala Sankaran Sarrrrrmaaaaa:

                  Just one more question Sinkalam?

                  ” Themulu Thannuwatha”

                  I give you credit for admitting your origins

                  “barbaric, animalistic,murderous”

                  Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people.

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              Siva,

              This guy was Born and Bred in the UK!
              He is a UK Native not an immigrant!!
              God help the Natives of UK!!!

              Several decades later there will be a historical homeland too.

              To prove it they will have PHOTOSHOPPED maps uploaded to wiki.

              Here is an example where they have Photoshopped and uploaded a map to Wiki showing a Tamil Country which did not exist.

              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-solution-to-the-ethnic-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-1815509

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                Looking at what typically meets the standard of proof when it comes to We Thamizh history, why not a felt tip drawing :D The mythical Demezh Eezham will surely be established, on poorly sourced articles on Wikipedia, random blogs, and possibly in whichever ethnic ghetto the UK native Gali is infesting these days :D

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                  Dear Siva S S,

                  That map was placed as evidence of a Tamil country in the North and East by Anpu. Backlash was elated and they were patting each others backs.

                  After I traced and presented the ORIGINAL and exposed the Photoshopping both went silent.

                  No comments to date, just like the silence that you see after I produced the evidence that was asked for by Anpu (see his comment April 20, 2015 at 7:42 pm)about Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan’s 1922 reference to North and East as Tamil Eelam. Actually Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan referred to all of Lanka as Tamil Eelam not just the North and East.

                  That wisecracking Donkey in a Vedda mask tried scratching Anpu’s back (see his comment April 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm) but got his idiocy exposed once again for the umpteenth time and has been left wallowing in his own BS.

                  TGTE’s Usha reads all these comments (she responded to Kali’s backscratching) but is unable to contest anything.

                  All of them are driven by an insatiable greed for Land and Power. They will stoop to even prostituting history by Photoshopping maps and documents. they are not interested in a honourable solution with justice for all.

                  That is our tragedy.

                  Kind Regards,
                  OTC

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          Wee Tamil Senior Journalist D: Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

          “Yes Gali I’m sure you did lots of fighting while hauling potato sacks from the store room of that corner shop in Croydon”

          You are proud that your fellow Wee Tamil is gainfully employed and pays tax whereas many men in this island don’t work instead they send their spouses to Medieval Middle East Kingdoms.

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        Kali you are more than an idiot.

        you glorify Tamils like Velupoolai Parabakaran foTamil seper killing genuine Tamil leaders in 1970s, 1980s for the so call Tamil cause. Killing whether to live or survive is still killing innocent men, women and children which you glorify. Killing for whatever cause cannot be sanitised. I can confirm rape, womanising did happen under Velupoolai Parabakaran, they were not saints. Sri Lanka suffered for 30 years for a lost cause, the myth of North and East as Tamil land, that will never happen, either all communities live together or suffer together, NO SEPERATION.

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          Sinkala Sankaran Sarrrrrmaaaaa:

          Just one more question Sinkalam?

          ” Themulu Thannuwatha”

          I give you credit for admitting your origins

          “barbaric, animalistic,murderous”

          Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people.

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          Tilak de Silva you idiot:

          We are not prepared to take lectures from you any more. You and your boss the Hamanthotta Thug MR are now history. They were washed away by the Tamil Tsunami.
          I like your affirmative answer that Prabakarn was guilty of Rape. If indeed that was true you and MR the Thug had the power in your hand to accuse him of Rape. Why havent any of your Women folk come forward to accuse him. Is it out of fear.
          You certainly are not following the events. Your new colonial master has put a stop to Colombo Port city and has banned Chinese fishing boats from calling at Colombo and has pledged to link North and East and create Eelam.

          TAMIL NATION IS IN THE MAKING. No force in the World can destroy thousands of years old Tamil Nation.

          MR the Thug tried but his EMPIRE was the shortest ever. So learn to face facts.

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            Dear Kali,

            Re “I like your affirmative answer that Prabakarn was guilty of Rape”

            Prabahkaran was guilty of kidnapping a minor, taking her to another country, keeping her in India and visiting her at all odd hours until Adele Bala complained about possible repercussions from the neighbours.

            All that was done while he enforced a ban on love affairs amongst his followers.

            You are trying to give a clean bill of sexual morality to a pervert like that.

            The majority of suicide cadres were women who had their last meal with Prabahkaran.

            The dead won’t tell tales.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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          Tilak de Silva:

          Your words

          “I can confirm rape, womanising did happen under Velupoolai Parabakaran, they were not saints”

          But:

          I Can you confirm that Karuna sigle handedly killed more than Thousands of your soldier brothers.

          Can you confirm the following.

          Before you recruited him did you ask the following questions.

          1) How many soldiers he buthchered over the 30 years you mention.
          2) Did he rape and did he preside over the Rape of your sisters.

          He was found not guilty by MR the Thug and Gotha the CRIMINAL.

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            Dear Kali,

            Re “I Can you confirm that Karuna sigle handedly killed more than Thousands of your soldier brothers…..”

            It is hilarious to note that you see faults amongst the LTTE thugs ONLY after they leave the fold.

            Why is that?

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              Off the Cuff:

              A Crime is a Crime even with the passage of time. What do you say to your Widows ( Mothers and Sisters).
              Do you tell them it is alright sister and mother. He killed under orders but now he is in our camp as a “Minister” so welcome with both arms.

              A THUG is always a THUG like MR who grew up in Hambanthotta as a THUG
              A CRIMINAL is always a CRIMINAL like Gotha
              A THIEF is always a THIEF like Basil
              A CROOK is always a CROOK like Chamal .

              [Edited out]

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                Dear Kali,

                Re “A Crime is a Crime even with the passage of time”

                Of course but the Fact is you are blind to their crimes until your criminals go against you. There are many such criminals amongst you that you don’t denounce.

                Ms Adelle Balasingham is a perfect example.

                She is responsible for the Deaths of at least a 100,000 Tamil children.

                Who amongst you are campaigning to hold her accountable?

                Not Usha of the TGTE. Not Rudra of the TGTE. Not Bishop Rayappu Joseph, Not Fr Emanuel of the BTF, Not the GTF, Not the CTC, Not you or anyone else.

                Exposes the BS of yours doesn’t it?

                What do you say to the Tamil Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers that have lost their own?

                Thank you for sacrificing your children, we are having a good time because of them?

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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      Tilak de Silva

      “that not a single person had voted in Sri Lanka are no different heinous, murdering, womanising Velupoolai Para bahkaran,”

      Please clarify.

      Prabaharan the psychopath was known for his murderous reign, terrorism, stupidity, ………. but not for womanizing.

      Please stop your lies.

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        Veddo,

        Do you do anything else in life other than writting vihilu katha on CT ?

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          Ravi Perera the Sinhala speaking Demela

          “Do you do anything else in life other than writting vihilu katha on CT ?”

          There is no copy rights on those stories please feel free to use them.

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        NV

        You have a comment on every matter/subject, profess to be the pundit of everything and nothing. Veloopoolai Parabhakaran may not have been directly womanising, he knew his caders were responsible, atrocities caused does not have to be sexual; violence, torture, taking away young children from parents by force is also an atrocity. The world is amazed at the sanitizing of crimes by Tamils under disguise of———.

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          Tilak de Silva

          “You have a comment on every matter/subject, profess to be the pundit of everything and nothing.”

          Whats the matter with you stupid man? Where have I claimed to be a pundit?

          “Veloopoolai Parabhakaran may not have been directly womanising, he knew his caders were responsible, atrocities caused does not have to be sexual; violence, torture, taking away young children from parents by force is also an atrocity.”

          What the hell are you talking about? Read, reread, reread,reread reread my earlier comment:

          Prabaharan the psychopath was known for his murderous reign, terrorism, stupidity, ………. but not for womanizing.

          “The world is amazed at the sanitizing of crimes by Tamils under disguise of———.”

          Stupid man/woman this is what I wrote:

          “Prabaharan the psychopath was known for his murderous reign, terrorism, stupidity, ………. but not for womanizing.”

          Why don’t you read my comment before start knocking the keyboard?

          You are a very very very very very very very very very very very very stupid man/woman.

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    Dear Amarasiri
    It is clear that most sinhalese deported from West Bengal with the bad Vijayan in a boat for theire bad deeds.. They including you settled here. please remember that tamils (Iyakas and Nagas) and Veddas were living here in many places and there was no country srilanka or ceylon but separate kindomes. Therefore it is a right for Tamils to be separated while their coexistence failed after 2000 yrs

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      Kana

      You said “kindom” in your comment. I would rather say “Condom”. Simple logic use it and throw away. Thamil Kondom is like that too!!!!!!!

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        Dear Kannan,

        The Northern Border of the Kandyan Kingdom was at Elephant Pass when the Dutch was ruling the Jaffna Tamil Kingdom.

        quote from Dutch records,

        “During the 17th century the Company was engaged in a war of attrition with the king of Kandy”….unquote

        Dutch ruled the former Jaffna Kingdom in the 17th century.
        They were at war with the Sinhala Kingdom of Kandy.

        quote “There was a narrow tongue of land at Elephant Pass a fort was built to guard the border with the king’s territory” unquote

        They built a fort at Elephant Pass.
        It guarded the BORDER of the Jaffna Kingdom from the Sinhala Armies. That BORDER was WITH the Kandyan King’s Territory.

        Thus on one side of the BORDER was the Dutch occupied Jaffna Tamil Kingdom and on the other side the Kandyan Kingdom of the Sinhalese.

        Re “please remember that tamils (Iyakas and Nagas) and Veddas were living here in many places and there was no country srilanka or ceylon but separate kindomes.”

        From where do you get all this information?
        Mahawamsa? Mahabaratha? Ramaynaya?

        The Mahabaratha refers to the Sinhalas as NATIVES of LANKA. It identifies a country called Lanka and a People called Sinhalas.

        Krishna addressing Yudhishththira says that he saw the Rulers of the Sinhalas at the Rajusya Sacrifice where he Identifies the Sinhalas as the Natives of Lanka.

        That was over 3000 years ago!

        Thus if we go by the Mahabaratha The Sinhalese ARE the NATIVES of Lanka and have a history dating back over 3 millennia. More than 500 years BEFORE Vijaya’s supposed arrival in Lanka!!!

        Mahabharata, Book 3, Chapter 51,
        Vasudeva Krishna to Yudhisthira

        All kings, even those of the Vangas and Angas and Paundras and Odras and Cholas and Dravidas and Andhakas, and the chiefs of many islands and countries on the seaboard as also of frontier states, including the rulers of the Sinhalas, the barbarous mlecchas, the natives of Lanka (wiki)

        Please note that the Cholas, Dravidas, Naga’s, Rakshasas, Veddas etc are not mentioned as inhabiting Lanka. Only the Sinhalas are mentioned as the Natives, Inhabitants and Rulers of Lanka

        Now let’s look at Scientific evidence

        Scientific evidence points to parental populations of Sinhalese originating from the Indian subcontinent and Lanka itself.

        Sinhalese are not found as indigenes elsewhere in the world other than in Lanka. Thus the Sinhalese have EVOLVED in Lanka from Parent stock.

        There is also scientific evidence that suggest the Sinhalese is a Parental population of the Lanka Tamils and thus they might be an offshoot of the Sinhalese themselves who have adopted Tamil Language due to their proximity to India’s Tamils.

        The Sinhalese are GENETICALLY related to the people of the Indian Subcontinent. (please see “Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations” available for download from the Internet

        and

        “Genetic affiliations of the Sri Lankan population” (1995) Dr. Gautam K. Kshatriya (wiki).

        Dr Kshatriya says,

        “The Bengalis, the Tamils, and the Veddahs are considered parental populations for the Sinhalese. The Bengali contribution is 25.41%, the Tamil (India) contribution is 69.86%, and the Veddah contribution is only 4.73%.”

        Thus the Sinhalese have a predominantly Tamil (India) contribution followed by the Bengalis and the Veddahs.
        end quote

        Please note the Tamils that he refers to are INDIAN TAMILS and not Lanka Tamils.

        Quote
        By studying the Sri Lankan Tamils, one can see that the Sinhalese, the Bengalis, and the Indian Tamils can be considered ancestral populations. The contribution of the Sinhalese to the Sri Lankan Tamils is 55.20%. Similarly, the Bengali contribution is 28.17% and that of the Indian Tamils is 16.63%. The results indicate a predominant influence of the Sinhalese (who already have a high contribution from the Indian Tamils) and the Bengalis to a lesser extent.
        End quote

        Thus the Lanka Tamils may well be descendants of the Sinhalese who over time has adopted the Tamil Language due to the close contact with South Indian Tamils.

        A Tamil Kingdom existed in Northern Lanka and has a history of about 400 years. It was mainly limited to the Jaffna peninsular and a small area of the North west mainland. At times when it had strong support from India it had ruled Anuradhapura. At the same time when it had no support from India it had been ruled by a Sinhala King.

        It is because of the SMALLNESS of the former Tamil Kingdom that the Tamil leaders did not ask for the return of that Kingdom to them.

        Thomas Johnpulle, a Tamil himself analyses the reasons very effectively.

        “It is widely accepted that there was an independent Jaffna Kingdom in Sri Lanka until 1619 when the Portuguese ended it for good. From the Portuguese, subject to a few complications, it went to the Dutch and thence to the British. Similarly there were two other independent kingdoms in the island, namely the Kotte Kingdom and the Kandy Kingdom.

        However, when Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) gained Independence in 1948, the recipient of Independence was one country.

        What is strange about this is there was no significant movement to gain separate independence for the Jaffna Kingdom. There were very weak movements to demand it but these quickly died down.

        Had Tamil intellectuals from Jaffna demanded that the old Jaffna Kingdom be granted independence separately from the rest of the country, Britain would have considered it favourably. Apart from India and Pakistan, there are plenty of other examples.

        On the other hand there were loud demands from Tamil politicians. The infamous 50:50 demand is one example which was outright rejected by the British as it would give Tamils (worded Tamil speaking people) an unfair advantage at the expense of the Sinhalas. It led to protests and the boycott of the first ever election in 1931 in some areas in the north.

        So why wasn’t there a movement to gain independence for the Jaffna Kingdom?

        The answer lies in economics!

        The Jaffna Kingdom was a very small area that didn’t even cover the Northern Province by 1619. Trincomalee was under the Kandy Kingdom as per historical accounts. Given its worth for trade and shipping, the Portuguese and the Dutch tried various appeasement tactics aimed at the Kandy king hoping to use it but to little help. Robert Knox was arrested by the army of the Kandy Kingdom when he landed there. Therefore there is little doubt that Trincomalee was not part of the Jaffna Kingdom. There aren’t any contrary evidence anyway.

        On the western part, it is on recorded history that the present Madhu church was located in the Maddu area at the mercy of the Kandy king. Obviously it was a substantial distance from the boundary of the Jaffna Kingdom. Otherwise Tamil Catholics would not have agreed to it as it would have been unsafe and it would not have survived Dutch hostility.

        These facts leave only a small area apart from the Jaffna peninsula for the Jaffna Kingdom. That too was in most part heavily underdeveloped by the 20th century.

        ‘Even today apart from a few places, the rest remain hopelessly underdeveloped in Vanni. The total area of the then Jaffna district that included modern day Kilinochchi administrative district was 2,309 square kilometres. The rest of the old Jaffna Kingdom would have been a few more thousand square kilometres of vastly undeveloped area subject to a few townships. No one of the right mind was going to demand Independence for this area as it would be an economic calamity.

        On the other hand, during the Dutch and British periods, Jaffna population grew fast. Rapid migration of Tamils from South India during the Dutch time for its plantation industry is considered a major reason. By 1953, just 5 years after Independence, the Jaffna (mainly Tamil) population was 492,000. This means a population density of 213 persons per square kilometre. This is extremely high as the country’s population density was just 123. In other words, Jaffna district population density in 1953 was 1.7 times higher than the island-wide density!

        According to 1946 population data, it would have been 177 persons per square kilometre for the Jaffna District and 96 persons per square kilometre for the island. (Source- Census of Ceylon) Therefore it didn’t make sense to demand the returning back of the old Jaffna Kingdom to its “owners” as there would be a massive and calamitous resource crunch.

        Also by 1948 Ceylon Tamils comprised 35% of the public service. Had the old Jaffna Kingdom were to gain independence, many of such opportunities would have been lost as it’s area only needed just a fraction of them. This would have been a disaster for the very high population depending on government jobs. Also there was a serious lack of other industries in the area aggravating the situation.

        This led to the demand of “Tamil Homelands” which encompassed an area of 19,000 square kilometres. This is more than three (3) times larger than the Jaffna Kingdom! And it also included areas of very high commercial value such as Trincomalee, Mannar, Batticaloa and Ampara.

        None of these was part of the Jaffna Kingdom when it fell to the Europeans. And hence an undoing of the taking of the Jaffna Kingdom would not have given them enough land which was essential for the economic survival of the people of Jaffna by the mid 1900s.

        This is how the tiny Jaffna Kingdom grew exponentially to “Tamil Homelands”. And this is why the British were not agitated to undo the taking of the Jaffna Kingdom.

        In 1922 the area encompassing the north and the east of the island was termed “Tamil Eelam” by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam – undoubtedly one of the most educated Ceylonese at that time. The one island, two nations concept gathered momentum over the years in the guise of discrimination (although discrimination did take place to a significant extent). But most miraculously it was the Tamil Eelam demand that was (and is) seen as the solution to discrimination by those who promote it! This is bizarre. There is no logical connection between the “Tamil Homelands” concept and solving Tamil grievances.

        The plan was not to make the demand from the British for the reestablishment of the status quo of the Jaffna Kingdom but to extort a much larger area from subsequent rulers based on a new set of “reasons” that can be applied and manipulated beyond the tiny old Jaffna Kingdom. This is how the tiny Jaffna Kingdom mysteriously grew to “Tamil Homelands”, a landmass more than three (3) times larger.

        Had they demanded independence for the old Jaffna Kingdom instead, it may have been granted. But it would have been in total calamity as it lacked resources for its very large population and had heavily underdeveloped areas. However, the journey towards “Tamil Homelands” was a horrible mishap and it has reached its bloody end without it in sight. It was a wrong decision.

        There is a third way which is about preserving the island nation of Sri Lanka in one unit where people of all races live in harmony and where there is neither a Jaffna Kingdom nor “Tamil Homelands”. We rejected the Jaffna Kingdom in favour of much larger “Tamil Eelam” in early 1900s. A century later, we must reject “Tamil Eelam” in favour of Sri Lanka which is more than three (3) times larger with ample room to roam. There is no other way.

        End quote

        Land is the source of life and sustenance. Eighty percent of Lanka is PUBLIC land. It is the Birthright of ALL of us. No single entity has the right to deprive the others of that Birthright.

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          OTC,

          “In 1922 the area encompassing the north and the east of the island was termed “Tamil Eelam” by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam”

          Please provide evidence.

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            Anpu

            “Please provide evidence.”

            Come on, be serious.

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              Dear Tamil in a Vedda mask,

              You are making a profession of putting your foot in your mouth!!!

              Ha ha haa

              Read my reply to Anpu above. Ha ha haa!!!

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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            Dear Anpu,

            You should learn to read with care before asking questions.
            Did you not see the following sentence in my comment?

            “Thomas Johnpulle, a Tamil himself analyses the reasons very effectively”

            The author of that sentence is Thomas Johnpulle, not me.

            I believe you said you got the whole set of speeches made by Sir P.A. from CT, some time back, courtesy the Tamil in the Veddha Mask. Did you not read it?

            If you have not read it yet, you can read it on CT where that wisecracking Tamil IDIOT who hides behind a Vedda Mask has posted the FULL speech. (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/two-nation-claim-by-chief-minister-wigneswaran/comment-page-1/#comment-1784824)

            Here is a portion of a speech made by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem in 1922. I don’t think the Eelam he spoke about is limited to the North and East (as Thomas Johnpulle said), because Sir P.A. refers to Ceylon as a whole.

            After studying the speech please let us know whether Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem was talking ONLY about the North and East or the WHOLE of Ceylon when he used the words “Tamil Eelam” in his 1922 speech.

            “…………..It has far higher aims in view, namely to keep alive and propagate these precious ideals throughout Ceylon, Southern India and the Tamil Colonies, to promote the union and solidarity of Tamilakam, the Tamil Land. We should keep alive and propagate these ideals throughout Ceylon and promote the union and solidarity of what we have been proud to call Tamil Eelam”

            That joker who hides his Tamil ethnicity under a Vedda mask does not read what he posts. After posting the complete speech of Sir P.A. he said on March 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm. The following

            quote
            “I have already forwarded a scanned copy of SPEECHES and WRITINGS OF SIR PONNAMBALAM ARUNACHALAM Kt to CT. Obtain a copy from CT, read it and re read it. Arunachalam had never said anything about Thamil Eelam. end quote

            You can see how foolish he is, to make such an emphatic claim, after he himself posts a speech referring to Tamil Eelam!

            Here is the link to my reply
            (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/govt-releases-425-acres-of-former-hsz-jaffna-lands-to-its-rightful-owners/comment-page-1/#comment-1801985)

            I hope you will provide feedback and will not fall SILENT as you did after posting JL Devanada’s old comment to which I responded at this link.

            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-solution-to-the-ethnic-problem/comment-page-1/#comment-1814549

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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    UN thinks this as the Trans Gender Tamils of Eelam.

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      Jim softy

      “UN thinks this as the Trans Gender Tamils of Eelam.”

      Let UN think whatever it want to. What do you think?

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    Tamil paid the price for Prabakan’s, Chelva’s, Ponnambalam’s, etc sins. Srilanka’s foundation is Sinhala-Buddhist and everyone must learn to accept that. No foreign country should meddle in SL’s politics and constitution. Normally what happens in a war happened.

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      Don

      “Srilanka’s foundation is Sinhala-Buddhist and everyone must learn to accept that.”

      When was this is Sri Lanka founded and how did become Sinhal/Buddhist? Why should every one accept it? If everyone refuse to accept what will happen to them?

      “No foreign country should meddle in SL’s politics and constitution. Normally what happens in a war happened.”

      When did foreign countries stop meddling in Sri Lankan politics and constitution? If foreign countries continue to meddle in Sri Lanka what are you going to do about it?

      Normally what happens in a war?

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    The fact is the Sri Lanakan and world politics is Taking a big turn now in the course of History. Definitely it is not going to be in favour of Sri Lanka. Next chapter will be the spontaneous fragmentation of India which will lead the Automatic formation of a strongest Eelam.

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