5 December, 2020

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UK Human Rights Report: Sri Lanka Named As A Country Of Concern

Sri Lanka is one of 28 countries of concern selected by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and has a separate chapter in the 2013 Human Rights and Democracy Report.

William Hague

William Hague

The report released today says; “The human rights situation in Sri Lanka in 2012 remained of serious concern, with a number of negative developments, including with regard to freedom of expression and media and judicial independence. Further progress was made on reintegration of ex-combatants and resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). There continued to be reports of further abductions and disappearances, although the number reduced from spring 2012 onwards compared to 2011 levels. There were a number of reported instances of intimidation of human rights defenders, including those attending the March Human Rights Council (HRC), members of the legal profession and the media.”

Read the full report here

 

 

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    The vultures are encircling us again. We should not get deceived by the vultures like we did in 1815. Else we will have to pay in blood like we did in 1818.

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      You also received a lot of help from these “vultures” all throughout the war years.

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      TRC added BBS to their list lately.

      And now responds to BBS-

      ——
      TRAC responds to BBS

      0 April 18, 2014 2:03 am

      By Faizer Shaheid

      The Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) USA responded to allegations by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) belittling its classification as a terrorist group yesterday.

      TRAC Editorial Director, Veryan Khan told Ceylon Today the organization had assessed the BBS statements and the extreme levels of religious intolerance evident in several videos. She said TRAC had analyzed BBS members’ actions of involving in acts of violence against churches, mosques and shops selling Halal food. Those were sufficient indicators for profiling the BBS, Khan said.

      Responding to a question on why TRAC had also classified political groups such as the UNP, JVP and UPFA as alleged terrorist organisations, she said that the classification of groups by TRAC was not a legal process nor set by any legal criteria. “An ordinary viewer of the website would only be capable of viewing 10% of the material published by TRAC. Only TRAC subscribers were enabled to obtain the full details,” Khan said.

      “TRAC never deletes groups that have been identified as a potential threat,” she further said.
      But Khan claimed that TRAC had always acknowledged when a historically violent group had ceased to be violent or had become a legitimate political party.
      She added that TRAC never intended to designate groups as terrorists, but rather only to report on the activities of groups identified as a threat.
      (Xinhua)

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      Liberal One

      “Else we will have to pay in blood like we did in 1818.”

      The vultures help you to massacre your own people in 1971, from 1987 to 1991 and from 2005. Hence don’t leave dead bodies on the ground.

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    There is proof that most of the disappeared Tamils have end up in Canada.

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      mechanic

      “There is proof that most of the disappeared Tamils have end up in Canada.”

      So have many army deserters.

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        I thought many army deserters have been the criminal gang leaders scattered across the country today. And the key reason crimes to go up that dramatically ascending from war end.

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        NVedda@, happy easter holidayS for you and your family (schöne Osterfeiertage für Dich und Deine Familie)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          Sirimal

          Thanks

          schöne Feiertage (Happy Holidays).

          Let me leave out the religious part of the holiday season.

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    700 or so mosques have been targeted in Britain since 9/11. UK must do something about that.

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      This is what British police said about anti-Muslim attacks in the UK: Anti-Muslim attacks were nearly doubled in England last year. But Cameron government haven’t brought any changes in their policies.

      Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters says anti-Muslim online hate as well as offline hate has increased in the UK significantly. Anti-Muslim attacks come in the form of insults and graffiti. A pig was thrown over the fence to a mosque in north London. Many others have been vandalized.

      British newspapers support hate mongers with background noise. They reported, They reported a sharp increase in the Muslim population in Britain. Aim was to incite the vandals.

      As Muslims, we have our own practices, we have our own needs, we have our own reasoning. Its good that Hague and Cameron understand it and put pressure on Sri Lanka government to behave. But British government and police must do a hell of a lot more at their home front.

      British must understand that Muslims cannot fully integrate into British society. But we welcome British to become Muslim.

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        I am sure it has not escaped your attention that Britain has taken part in attempts to protect Muslims, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc by bombing them to smithereens. They have also orchestrated events in Syria, in cahoots with other Muslim countries, Turkey Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular.
        We must give Wm Hague his due.

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        Muslims and Islam want to conquer the whole world , through conversion, violence, increased births, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

        Britian is very tolerant of Muslims. Muslims are allowed to keep their culture while Muslims nations do not allow immigration by non Muslims and officially or unofficially make sure minorities understand they are 2nd class citizens who must accept the primacy and dominance of Islam.

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      Figures like that are very disengenous because it implies Mosques are being razed or Muslims are not free . Reality is Muslims are free to practice their faith, to convert, to build mosques and to expand their communities. Attacks overwhelming are insignificant vandalism . If one was to be as disengenous as those parroting these worthless stats then I too could say that there is video evidence that Muslims have been putting up posters and verbally abusing non Muslims in certain areas of Britain demanding they follow Muslim laws.

      Some schools in England have been infiltrated by Muslims who then proceeded to impose Islamist chauvinism and persecute non Muslims.

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      There is a huge difference between GOVERNMENT sponsered attachk and other indiviuals attack.

      In Srilanka everything sponsered by the president,son,brothers etc.

      Hope this tablet will repair your blocked brain.

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    Mr. William Hague

    “Sri Lanka is one of 28 countries of concern selected by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and has a separate chapter in the 2013 Human Rights and Democracy Report.”

    Is Sinhala Buddhism a force for Good? The data does not support it.

    Is LTTE Tamil Christianity and Hinduism a force for Good? The data does not support it.

    Is the catholic Church a force for Good? Listen to the debate, and make your choice.

    Yes Sri Lanka is a country of Concern. Why? It is the land of the Paras as per native Veddha terminology. The 30 year para-War was over, but crimes by the para, both Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils continue.

    1. We have ‘Buddhist’ Monks running Amok, and committing crimes when the state looks on.

    2. We have Catholic priests raping women in the Church in Jaffna. The Young girl has committed suicide.

    http://www.rupavahini.lk/main-news/english-news/2217-2014-04-17.html

    Who says that the Catholic Church is a force for Good? Is it for bad/ Listen and Vote.

    Parts 1 and 2. Ruwanda?

    Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry vs. The Catholic Church

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPfymsbNkE

    Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry vs. The Catholic Church

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH6DI37bK6I

    Voting Before and after the Debate, tells story.

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      Is this the same Catholic Church of the likes of Saundaranayagam and Rayappu Yousuf.?

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      Why do you keep parroting ad-nausem “para” this and “para” in many threads, you are like Sumansekera who keeps harping on about Vellala.

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      [Edited out]

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    William Hague,

    What is the Difference between the Catholic Church, The Sinnhala Buddhist Temple and the Hindu Temple?

    They all want to enforce their hegemony. So, expose them.

    Christopher Hitchens Owns the Catholic Church (Extended Versio

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GFbFK7ZB1c

    Published on Mar 16, 2013
    Watch the IQ2 deabate-

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    For those who assume that GOSL is making up dream stories of LTTE re-emergence please read http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/29501

    Then f course there will be many among the tiger sympathizers who believe that DBSJ is a government agent. But the addresses and phone numbers found with the trio implicates most of the LTTE front organizations that were recently gazetted and banned by the GOSL.

    JP/USA

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    Azath sally Challeges BBS .

    BBS accuses Colombo Telegraph as platform for Minister Weerawanse,Hakeem,Dilan,Risard & vasudeva ..

    what does CT think of this?
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    http://youtu.be/I3h0theH
    http://youtu.be/un-MBEHhbws
    3sQ

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