31 March, 2020

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‘Today’s UN HRC Vote Sends A Clear Message’ Says US Secretary Of State, John Kerry.

Today’s vote in the UN Human Rights Council sends a clear message: the time to pursue lasting peace and prosperity is now; justice and accountability cannot wait, says the US secretary of state, John Kerry.

Secretary of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry

Issuing a statement on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation today John Kerry said; “This resolution reaffirms the commitment of the international community to support the Government of Sri Lanka as it pursues reconciliation and respect for human rights and democratic governance.  That’s why the resolution requests that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights continues monitoring the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.  That’s why it calls on the Office to conduct an investigation into allegations of serious human rights abuses and related crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war.  And that’s why the United States will continue speak out in defense of the fundamental freedoms that all Sri Lankans should enjoy.

“We are deeply concerned by recent actions against some of Sri Lanka’s citizens, including detentions and harassment of civil society activists.  Further reprisals against these brave defenders of human rights and the dignity of all Sri Lankan citizens would elicit grave concern from the international community.

“The Sri Lankan people are resilient. They have demonstrated grit and determination through years of war.  Now, they are demanding democracy and prosperity in years of peace.  They deserve that chance.

“The United States stands with all the people of Sri Lanka.  We are committed to helping them realize a future in which all Sri Lankans can share in their country’s success.”

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    Will the Rajapakse regime allow people to exercise their democratic rights freely?

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      This resolution is against the CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL Mahinda Rajapaksa MILITARY DICTATORSHIP and NOT against the people of Sri Lanka.

      The moron Ranil Wickramasinghe who is actually Jarapassa’s corrupt stooge and the opposition need to explain this to the Sinhalaya Modyas and educate them on this FACT!

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        Dodo,

        Brain [Edited out] blind, deaf and leprosied to see and perceive what Ranil W is doing to educate the stupid [Edited out] like you who are engrossed in a fake sleep? Your typed [Edited out] must be kicked out overboard into the Nandikadal lagoon to be eaten by sea snakes.

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          Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s ………Johnny

          John Kerry who has a reputation of being a joker and a waffler is talking tough. Even in the State Department he is not taken seriously.

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            Like yourself Kutti [Edited out] Sinha-lame [Edited out]. Why don’t you start selling isso vaday in galleface beach?

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            Like that tough strong clear message send to Putin by Obama not to invade Crimea I guess.

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        Dodo,

        “This resolution is against the CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL Mahinda Rajapaksa MILITARY DICTATORSHIP and NOT against the people of Sri Lanka.”

        Instead of using ToMohawks and Drones, they keep doing this Annual Resolutions.

        What a joke.

        The SL Regime knows it, and they do not care. Ask Saddam Hussein!.= and the Yugoslavian Dictator

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          Amaraya is impatient to see MR=Saddam. Bugger is day dreaming.

          Read Amaraya, read what India and SA said about this resolution at UNHRC before it abstained from voting. Without India’s backing, what Karry says about Sri Lanka cannot be implemented. It comes to naught if not a joke. It’ll be like the US trade ban on Russia.

          Pillliya will not be allowed into Sri Lanka. She’ll have to do her interviews and observations through a telescope from New York. When her imaginations are forwarded to SC, both China and Russia will use their veto. End of the story.

          Are they going to use drones against us?

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            mechanic

            “Without India’s backing, what Karry says about Sri Lanka cannot be implemented.”

            Do you think Hindians a bigger chantyas than the Americans?

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            mechanic,

            “Are they going to use drones against us?”

            Why not. It is cost effective and efficient.

            They used against Sudan, Iraq. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban and Yemen. After they use, Sri Lanka can sponsor resolution in the UN HRC , juts like Pakistan, after some war criminals die,and have some noise. They will say that they drones were used agonist War Criminals and Terrorists who killed 100,000 unarmed civilians.

            So, they will move on to:

            Instead of using Tomahawks and Drones, they keep doing this Annual Resolutions.

            Russia invades Crimea, only some noise. They may take a few more provinces from Ukraine, and there will be a little more noise. India invades North and Northeast Sri Lanka. There will be some noise. India invades all of Sri Lanka and makes Sri Lanka, a state and some more noise, and give US the use of Trinco harbor.

            Deja Vu… read world history, colonialism and imperialism.

            Monk Mahanama is out of date. Besides it is not Buddhism.

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        Dodo I am surpised to see how you hate RW.
        What made you think RW is a MaRa Stooge?
        The real stooge is Sajith who had done enough damage to the party so far. I cannot see why that some people dont understand it.
        RW is not a stooge of stupid MaRa. He doesnt adopt cheap tactics to topple the regime. RW believes in Democracy. We just because hate this regime we expect RW to do anything and get the power. And we lose patience and we label RW as a backboneless person. Its not his style. He is a gentleman.

        ‘opposition need to explain this’ Which opposition you mean?
        Anura Kumara is doing his best. The only fault I see in RW is that he does not attack the regime the way they do to the UNP. He must let people like Harin Fernando, Ranjan Ramanayaka to attack. Sajith cannot be a good leader, at least for the time being. He doesnt have the charisma, the charm, the warmth. After RW it must be Karu J.

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      This resolution is against the CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL Mahinda Rajapaksa MILITARY DICTATORSHIP and NOT against the people of Sri Lanka.

      The Rajapaksa dictatorship is destroying Buddhism and bringing disrepute to the religion by MILITARIZING BUDDHISM and turning it into a corrupt political enterprise while attacking minorities

      Ranil Wickramasinghe needs to explain this to the Sinhalaya Modyas and educate them on this FACT!

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        Dodo, I see Sinhalaya Modyas has taken lessons from clever Tamils and drowned them at Nanthikadal for good.

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      Resolutions. since 2010. SL is ignoring UN.

      The 21st century is not over yet.

      You can have 86 more resolutions until 2100.

      Use Tomahawk and Drone Resolutions for results.

      In SL they use White Van Resolutions. Learn from SL State.

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      Western Democracy and Human Rights are CRAP.

      Right now, it is the China shop for dumb bulls.

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        ” Western Democracy and Human Rights are CRAP.”

        Either you have never lived in the West or you are outright lying. There are real freedoms and liberties in the West, something lacking the rest of the world and especially in the Middle East and South Asia.

        Western democrasy and human rights are soo crap that boatloads of Sinhalese try to emigrate to the West .

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        [Western Democracy and]
        Hey Jimmy I have met more than few Sri Lankans say the same thing while living in the west guess what? none of theses hypocrites who a mainly employed in the service sector as cleaners,cooks, waiters and in the super market check out counters and bakeries or driving Taxis yes that’s correct proud patriotic Sri Lankans have bar of living in China, Russia, Cuba and specially in the Mother land Sri Lanka. And I can add couple grumpy old retired Doctors who made their fortune to the list as well, you don’t want me to go on do you now because it is embarrassing.

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      Mr. Kerry.

      “There were many UNHRC resolutions. The most telling had nothing to do with Sri Lanka, namely the Pakistan-sponsored resolution on the use of drones (read, ‘Pakistan’s Resolution against the USA’) and the five resolutions on Israel. “

      Yes.

      Today’s UN HRC Vote Sends A Clear Message’ Says US Secretary Of State, John Kerry.

      Yes. The Message is for Israel and US.

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    YES… !!! let this be the start of BIGGER things to come.. Who has the balls to stand up and question the ATROCITIES, Murderss, Rape, Maiming n killing innocent un-armed civilians by the US, UK, French, Austrian, Lithuanian, Italian and Nato forces IN Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries?

    How come a Govt who ERADICATED terrorism is not patted on the back BUT taken to task..? while THESE same people ARM the ” Reformists” in the Midlde Eastern countries against elected governments ?

    I am no fan of MR.. but as a matter of fact.. the country is at peace after the end of WAR… that lasted almost 30 years.. WE the people now the sufferings.. NOT the INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY…

    Get the abusers from both sides.. yes KP, PIllayan, Karuna included along with the Riling elite and their proxies…

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      Snowden Edward Asange,

      You rogue [Edited out] in robbed robe, the resolution just passed was not about the mania that you just mentioned and conceived in your cockroach brain, but rather about the war crimes committed by Madamulana criminals.

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    Now it is time to start interviewing SHRAVENDRA silva, Sarath Fonseka, Gotabaya Rajapakshe, Basil Rajapakshe and several other front men in the battle field to gather more info. Where US would go for it soon is more questionable.

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    US, UK, French, Austrian, Lithuanian, Italian and Nato forces didnt attack or abduct or murder its own people.

    Iraq Afghanistan is a different issue altogether. Iam not saying the Western world is right. They are biased and there is double standards big time.

    This Gonraja Pakse is harassing his own people.
    They support only pro Pakses (Kabaragoyas, Water Buffalos, Loris so on) from the deep south.
    Is this peace? He has made the communities into pieces.
    I dont see any difference between Criminal Rajapaksa and Criminal Prabakaran.

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    Pandu,

    Gonraja will make every efforts to turn this to drag the votes on southern and western provicn elections. Our people will get easily deceived.

    You are dead right. Quicker the man be away from lanken administration, healthier will be the case for entire nation ( I mean all srilankens).

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    Thank you US and others who moved this resolution and supported it.

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      AND HOW MUCH YOU SPENT ON THIS RESOLUTION , WHAT A DUM IDIOT

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    Passing a Resolution alone is not enough. They must see to that Democracy is upheld and Justice meted to all and not avoid saying that there is no system that is perfect, displaying their servility to the Corrupt.

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    No leader of Sri Lanka has ever brought this country to so much shame as Mahinda Rajapaksa has done. Looks like it will get worse in the future.

    But, if this is how the Tamils will get their justice, so be it.

    Looks like soon we shall learn the hideous nature of “Gota and the Barbarians”(TM) in great detail. Following that, if it becomes apparent, to the International community, that Tamils have to be given a chance to decide for their own what they want to do, I am sure the Sinhalese will come crying, asking the Tamils to consider the country as theirs.

    I hope the Tamils will choose to be magnanimous on that day. But if they don’t I will completely understand that too.

    Because I know, in my short life, I have never seen the Sinhalese, as an ethnic group, take Tamils into consideration in any of their decision making. In 2009, while Tamils were crying for help from the North, Sinhalese chose to gloat, celebrate and party with kiribath and fire-crackers.

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      “Sinhalese will come crying, asking the Tamils to consider the country as theirs.” We never have asked help from kallathonis. You buggers have funny dreams.

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        Sinhalaya

        “We never have asked help from kallathonis.”

        Who are you then, a Veddah?

        Just after 1915 Ponna went to London Town to defend the Sinhala/Buddhists murderers.

        In the late 1980s Premadasa begged VP to fight the IPKF while your armed forces were hiding behind his fat bump or your women folks.

        In 2005 MR bought the support of VP to win the presidential elections.

        Kthirgamar was instrumental in convincing the West to ban LTTE.

        When I checked last time all these men were Tamils.

        Lets not go back into ancient and medieval history for further evidence.

        Check your DNA, you would be surprised to see you are related to Karunanithy, MGR or VP.

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          NOELJOHNES@
          Are you perhaps related to Rajapakshes to own a collection of over 1000 CD ? Knowing that you live in the country, are you proud of your CD collection ? What s point of declaring your hobbies to readership here ?

          NV@,

          If one would check DND of Rajapakshes, you will their relation to south east asians rather than south asians.

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            Applogies: it should be DNA of Rajapakshes

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    The writing is clear on the wall but our MR says ‘mata ahunne nehe’ (Cant hear)!

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    John Kerry, I think your statesment should be like this, ” MR, we send a clear message to you through UNHCR Comm. Navi Nazi Pillai this time. We warn you several times but you did not give in. You kill our professional killer agent VP and the rest prematurely. We request you to give us time to save him. We request you to allow our naval ship to come to Mulle Vaikkal at the last minute and you refuse it. Now pay for it. I want to remind you one thing. EITHER YOU ARE WITH US OR ELSE……”

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    noel-jones

    Your comment could be part of screenplay for a film titled “How the West was won by a Sinhala/Buddhist leader, MR”.

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    Native Mixed Veddha, My comment above not suit to the film screenplay of “How the West was won” but a film like “Good,Bad and Ugly” or “Kill them All and Come Back Alone” or “Butch Cassidy and SunDance Kid” or may be even “Three Stooges-John Kerry/Cameron/Navi Nazi Pillai” fit to it.

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      noel-jones

      I didn’t know you are old movie buff.

      The films you mentioned are from another era hence I assume you must be in your mid 80s.

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        Native Mixed Veddha, I kept watching movies when I was a student in 70’s. The theaters in Colombo was my favourite places. I like to stay in theatres such as Regal,Rio,Savoy,Liberty,New Olmpia and Empire[not exist now] than in the class room. It was a wonderful experience. And I’m still in early fifties and I’m enjoying any kind of film produce today or even 50 years ago. I have about more than thousand DVD’s and you can imagine how I crazy about movies.

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          noel-jones

          “I like to stay in theatres such as Regal,Rio,Savoy,Liberty,New Olmpia and Empire[not exist now] than in the class room.”

          Good that you managed to escape from formal education. We can see very well where you had picked up filthy language skills.

          “I have about more than thousand DVD’s and you can imagine how I crazy about movies.”

          All are not pirated copies I hope.

          What are your all time ten most favourite films, and why?

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            Native Mixed Veddha, Though I watch movies,I did my A/L with colors. When my comments criticise in filthy language, I’m not hesitate to use filthy language to answer them.
            I never bought pirate copies. All the movies are bought either from Wal-Mart or Amazon. It is difficult to give my 10 most favourite films. Anyway because you asked I publish my 10 most favourite movies.

            1.Ryan’s Daughter.[Sensational love story]
            2.Midnight Express. [ ATrue story]
            3.Shawshank Redemption.[film about Freedom]
            4.White Nights.[A true story]
            5.Von Ryan’s Express. [A true story]
            6.Greater Escape.[A true story]
            7.The Patriot.[real american hero]
            8.Forrest Gump.[Tom Hanks acting as a mental defective person]
            9.Fiddler on the Roof [A Jewish father’s love for his daughter’s]
            10.Dirty Dozen[true story]

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              So this gives us a feeling that Mervin´s langauge is not infected to all and sundry to this day. I thought the filthy langauage is common use in SL today – not having better choice. My days they were ashamed to use common terms of today like “babahukung”, “denna yanawa” etc. But today, even middle age woman would never think twice before using them Raja´s land.

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                Sama, Even some women also like to hear her lover/husband address them in filthy words while the making love and it drives them more wild. I would like to suggest you to experience it once in a while.

                Filthy words common to every country. The worse in USA,UK. Not only Raja Land. I

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                  It is more like ” koheda yanne malle poll” response.

                  What I meant is seelacharakama. Where social scum have risen up to highest positions, how can we even think of being civilized.
                  I know what you mean about bed languaghes. That has nothing to do with day today langauge.

                  Anyway, Raja himself use words that people never used publicly, few years ago ( apita kelawanawa, gahanawa… ) go back to hanzard and compare them for your own check. Today´s levels have reached beyond all bearing.

                  I really dont think, that Armies use them with the same frequency as our people of today are used to.

                  Listen to Ghanasara, you can become of his fan, if you so tolerant, though I would even take the risk to kill him.

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                    Sama, Kelawanawa derived from Hispanic[Spanish] language to Sinhala. I’m doing a research these days about Spanish words which come into Sinhala. Sapanish word “Kelavayawiyan” used Hispanics[Mexican in USA] when two people depart, which mean everything going to be good or alright . So Sinhalese took it from Portugese. There is another word in Hispanic call ” PUNTHA” which mean “BITCH”. And word “PUNTHO” is for male. So the Sinhales took that word changing “P” sound INTO “H” Sound and that’s how that filthy word derived from Spanish to Sinhala. There are many more and search going on.

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                      ¡hola, tu eres un meirda!

                      Kalauna is a village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

                      En Español “Cada Uno” per unit.

                      Puta madre cabeza idiota¡ even your pseudo nymph betrays you.

                      disfrutar
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO4dxvguQDk

                      Javi

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                      nj@
                      You may also do som research on specific words used by Rajafamilial rule. three decades ago, I did nt know ” mala panna = annoying “, ” Elakiri = tiptop”, “Kadeyanawa = ?” etc.

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            NV ,

            Hey man it is good to see some humor here , after all life is too short for endless fighting …let me add another couple of good movies to the list

            Schindler’s list , Casablanca

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    NV , forgot to add my all time favorite , legendary Michael moore’s Documentary movies

    1)Fahrenheit 9/11 .
    2)Bowling for Columbine ·
    3)Sicko .

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    Sama, And further more “Kelauna” word comes from the Hispanic word “Kala-Una” which means “Each one”.

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      Thanks. This I did not know. Hope you will find more words of this nature.

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    Sama, I made a mistake. It is not “Puntha”. It is “Puththa” which mean “Bitch”. So it come to Sinhala as replace “H” sound instead of “P” sound. And likewise “Puththo” for males.

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      Noel_Jones@,
      Puththa = Bitch
      But Putha= son, I sometimes call our nephew “Putho” instead “Putha”. Anyway, it is interesting :)
      Good to know these terms. Thanks. Greetings, Germany

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