28 October, 2020

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UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Can Now Visit Sri Lanka With Authority

By S. V. Kirubaharan 

S. V. Kirubaharan

“The significance of the US draft is the establishment of an international mechanism to monitor an internal process.” – Tamara Kunanayakam, Sri Lanka’s representative at the UN Geneva, 2011-2012, in an interview on 17 March 2013

* The resolution gives monitoring powers to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR. An external mechanism is mandated to monitor the Government of Sri Lanka!

* With this resolution, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – HCHR can insist that a team from her office be allowed into Sri Lanka.

* The OHCHR has the right to have many human rights officers in Colombo, for monitoring future violations.

* This resolution allows the HCHR to visit Sri Lanka with authority, not once, but as many times as she likes. Therefore, ironically, Sri Lanka’s fervent wish that she visit the country will be accomplished at the earliest. Though it will be to scrutinise Sri Lanka’s human Rights record – rather than bolster its human rights image, as the government had wanted.

* The visit of the UN HCHR to Sri Lanka in the near future will be completely different to the visit made by her predecessor, Louis Arbour, which was in response to an invitation that was not backed by any UN resolution.

* If Sri Lanka says to the HCHR that she cannot visit and monitor, this will be clearly interpreted as bad faith. The Office of the High Commissioner already has an officer in Colombo, and will send more people to monitor and is mandated to do so.

Now let me go into details of the latest resolution – A/HRC/CC/L.1,Rev1 on Sri Lanka.

The effects of this resolution can be underestimated if various factors are not properly analysed. There is no point, however understandable it might be, in mixing the demand for immediate fulfilment of political aspirations (as some Tamils are tending to do) with the resolution process in the Human Rights Council – HRC.

With 23 years of experience behind us, it is our duty to explain the depths of this resolution. If anyone still has doubts, they need only to look at the Sri Lankan’s government response to the resolution, which shows how worried and upset they are by it. To please their voters, of course, they make bold and defiant statements.

In the eyes of Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa’s envoy to the HRC rejected the resolution outright, condemning it as “highly intrusive.” He claimed that the government had “rehabilitated 12,000” Tamil detainees and that the Northern Province had experienced 27 per cent economic growth last year.

The economic growth claim simply refers to construction of roads and bridges in the north built to attract investment and tourists. All those figures are subject to independent verification.

Who are the real beneficiaries of this construction work? Certainly not Tamils. It is all for Sinhalese businessmen and contractors who employ Sinhala workers. Under military occupation, most of the people who have been devastated by war are living in poverty in the North and East.

In reality, those who have been so-called ‘rehabilitated’ and others have been placed under constant monitoring by military intelligence. The number of ex-combatants released is exaggerated. The government does not have the actual figures.

Sri Lanka never uttered a word about those who surrendered to the security forces in May 2009. Thousands of youths and men surrendered, witnessed by their family members. But the government says that it does not have any information about them. The way 11-year-old Balachandran was brutally murdered, however, gives us a clue about the fate of others. It is strongly believed that under direct orders from the Secretary of Defence, they were all summarily executed.

Enough is enough. The HRC resolution is actively endorsed, guaranteed, by the international community. Let’s concentrate on the positive side of this resolution, rather than, in effect, joining hands with the Rajapaksa’s government by rejecting it.

High Commissioner for Human Rights

The report (A/HRC/22/38/Add.1) of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on advice and technical assistance for Sri Lanka, dated 11 February 2013, was widely appreciated. But many never realized that this report was the outcome of the Resolution passed on Sri Lanka in March 2012. In other words, without that resolution, the HCHR wouldn’t have had the authority to issue a special report on Sri Lanka. This example shows how practical and far-reaching benefits can result from a resolution.

Of course, some people would like impractical issues to be included in the resolution in the UN Human Rights Council – HRC. As I said in the past, the HRC has its limitations. Of course, reference to International investigations can be included in the HRC resolution. The US and other supporting states are cautiously moving towards this. The US has already said that an ‘international investigation’ must be the next step.

However, under any circumstances, the demand for a referendum on Independence and the imposing of an economic embargo will not be included in a HRC resolution. The HRC is not the right forum for any country resolutions on these issues.

For these issues to be incorporated into a UN resolution, either the particular demands should be made to the UN General Assembly – UNGA or to the UN Security Council – UNSC in New York. It should be noted that the UNGA has 193 states and the UNSC has five permanent members with veto powers: China, Russia, France, UK and USA. This indicates the difficulty in materializing these demands.

Economic embargo

An economic embargo and a boycott of Sri Lankan products are two different things. For a long time, the boycott of Sri Lankan products has been a talk-show among Tamils. Regarding an economic embargo by the international community, we will have to wait until the UN enforces it. But if the will existed in the diaspora and amongst Tamils globally, Sri Lankan products can be successfully boycotted.

In 2005, in a public meeting in Strasbourg, France, I spoke about the boycott of Sri Lankan products. The media covered this speech widely. The following day, I was blamed and criticized by Tamil shop-keepers who asked me whether I would pay for the stock of Sri Lankan products lying in their stores. Knowingly or unknowingly, every member of the Tamil diaspora contributed to the Sri Lankan economy, and it’s prolonging and winning the war. Today things are going from bad to worse. If a person walks into any Tamil shop in any country, he/she can see that more than 50% of the items in those shops are from Sri Lanka. Who are the consumers of these items? Why are we demanding the UN to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka, and not doing what we can ourselves?

Recently I saw a news item that some activists went into a market in Canada, demanding that clothes made in Sri Lanka should not be sold. This may be right, but before going into the market, shouldn’t they have walked into Tamil shops in Canada and demanded that goods produced in Sri Lanka should not be sold?

Do the politicians who take the line of the Sri Lankan government on the UN resolution understand the value of the boycott of Sri Lankan products? Does the Tamil diaspora understand the pain, hardship, suffering of our fellow Tamils living in the North and East? If so, why are they pumping their money into the Sri Lankan economy?

Therefore, before we demand the United Nations impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka, we need to put our own house in order. Otherwise, this will be seen as a silly demand, bullying the international community.

Here I would like to re-call Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent, civil disobedience and Swadeshi policy during the Indian Independence struggle. Mahatma Gandhi maintained the swadeshi policy, a boycott of goods made by the British. He wore the traditional Indian dress, woven with yarn, boycotting British textiles. During that period there was neither the United Nations nor any other international institution to enforce an economic embargo. Mahatma Gandhi’s policy played a part, along with crucial contribution of Subash Chandra Bose to the Independence of India.

Also we should take into account what happened during the apartheid regime in South Africa. A massive international campaign to boycott South African goods and events eventually played a significant role in bringing down apartheid and shaping political changes.

An interesting question is, why don’t Tamil shop-keepers in the West and the diaspora sell and consume good quality food items available from countries other than Sri Lanka? Why is it that food and other items in large quantities are imported from Sri Lanka?

On the other hand, many talk about Tamil refugees, victims abducted, raped and tortured by the Sri Lankan security forces, flocking into various countries. In the meantime, every day hundreds of Tamils from the diaspora visit Sri Lanka, using the Sri Lankan airline and giving much foreign exchange to Sri Lanka. Why can’t we implement a boycott which is fully within our control?

Today, Australia is not at all bothered about anything concerning the Tamils in Sri Lanka, because they were disturbed by the number of Tamil refugees reaching Australia by boat. Has Australia ever realized that the transporters of these refugees were none other than Rajapaksa’s family and friends?

India’s silence broken

After more than two decades of silence on Sri Lanka, the Indian permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva gave a forceful speech in the last session of the HRC. This was not a surprise to anyone. Since the end of the war, Sri Lanka had consistently duped everyone, including India.

On 21 March 2013, India’s permanent Representative Dilip Sinha said, “We reiterate our call for an independent and credible investigation into allegations of human rights violations and loss of civilian lives.”

Commenting on the need for political solutions he went on to say, “We note with concern the inadequate progress by Sri Lanka in fulfilling its commitment to this Council in 2009. Further, we call on Sri Lanka to move forward on its public commitments, including on the devolution of political authority through full implementation of the 13th Amendment and building upon it.”

“India has always been of the view that the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka provided a unique opportunity to pursue a lasting political settlement, acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka, including the Tamils,” Sinha said.

“We call for effective and timely implementation of all the constructive recommendations contained in the LLRC report, including those pertaining to missing persons, detainees, disappearances and abductions, reduction of ‘high security zones’, return of private lands by the military and withdrawal of the security forces from the civilian domain in the Northern Province,” he stated.

“We urge Sri Lanka to take forward measures to ensure accountability. We expect these measures to be to the satisfaction of the international community,” the Indian Permanent Representative said.

“We encourage the Government of Sri Lanka to expedite the process of a broad-based, inclusive and meaningful reconciliation and political settlement that ensures that all communities live in dignity with equal rights and equal protection of the laws,” he said.

“As a neighbour with thousands of years of relations with Sri Lanka, we cannot remain untouched by developments in that country and will continue to remain engaged in this matter,” the Indian Permanent Representative said.

Has this speech been seen as a positive step by the Mickey mouse organisations of the diaspora?

Future sessions

The next (23rd) session of the HRC will start from 27 May and will continue until 14 June. As far as the question of Sri Lanka is concerned, this will be a session with a few interventions by NGOs and maybe by some states.

The next move will depend on the impending monitoring oral and written reports by the High Commissioner to the HRC during the 24th session next September and during the 25th session in March 2014.

The 24th session will start on 9 September and conclude on 27 September. The most import session will be 25th session in March 2014. Those who are calling for international investigation should continue their lobby.

We should keep in mind that in the 25th session there will be some new good and bad states. There is no need to worry about any new pro-Sri Lankan members in the HRC, because when the 1st resolution was passed on Sri Lanka, Champions of human wrongs – China, Cuba and Russia were all members.

The international community wrongly perceives that any government other than the present one in Sri Lanka may agree on accountability and reconciliation. This is wrong! Various successive Sri Lankan governments were responsible for a range of Commissions, but none found any justice for the victims. On some occasions, the commission reports were never even published.  The International community should realise that the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka is more than 60 years old.

Sri Lanka’s delaying tactics, until either the pressure subsides or the group or individuals who give pressure are suspended or terminate their services should be taken into account by the international community.

The International Independent Group of Eminent Persons – IIGEP and former High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louis Arbour are two good examples of this.

Now we understand that Sri Lanka is waiting for a change of government in US and the end of term of the present High Commissioner for Human Rights, which is due in September 2014.

Is this how any Sri Lanka government should see accountability and reconciliation after the island’s long bloody conflict?

As the HCHR visit to Sri Lanka is impending at any moment, it is the duty of members of civil society, to get in touch with her office in Geneva. An important task is to arrange for the victims to meet the High Commissioner during her visit.

R2P – Responsibility to Protect

R2P – Responsibility to Protect was originated by the Canadian government through the creation of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). This commission also included members from the UN General Assembly. It was the ICISS Report that set out the concept of “Responsibility to Protect”.

R2P triggered the military action to protect civilians. Darfur was the 1st case of R2P. Sudan demonstrated its inability to protect the people of Darfur.

Directly or indirectly, sooner or later, the resolution on Sri Lanka will be connected to R2P. This is the reason that Sri Lanka rejected this resolution through and through. Without realising this fact, some Tamils have objected to the resolution.

R2P is the newest international security and human rights norm to address the international community’s failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Under R2P, sovereignty no longer exclusively protects states from foreign interference.

It consists of three pillars:

1 – A state has a responsibility to protect is population.

2 – The international community has a responsibility to assist a particular state to fulfill its responsibility.

3 – If a state fails to protect its citizens, the international community has the responsibility to intervene

through economic sanction and as a last resort military intervention can be considered.

At the World Summit held in New York in 14 to 16 September 2005, member states included R2P in the outcome document (A/RES/60/1) in paragraphs 138, 139 and 140.

Responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity

138. Each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity……………….

139. The international community, through the United Nations, also has the responsibility to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other peaceful means, in accordance with Chapters VI and VIII of the Charter, to help protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. In this context, we are prepared to take collective action, in a timely and decisive manner, through the Security Council, in accordance with the Charter, including Chapter VII, on a case-by-case basis and in cooperation with relevant regional organizations as appropriate, should peaceful means be inadequate and national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity…………..

140. We fully support the mission of the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.

Hope this summary will give some knowledge regarding what happened in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory coast), Libya and what is going to happen in Syria.

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    Don’t get mad buddy, this good country, the good leader, the good regime and the good people are on a good and clear road to loose their country but all wouldn’t look good for them because their action for the fellow human being is not at all good and not acceptable to the civilized world.

    So this would create a result like in the former Yugoslavia, the Serbs, instead of majority, they became minority in all the countries broke away accept in Serbia. Mind you how many countries came out of Yugoslavia – Serbia for the Serbs, Croatia for Corates, Bosnia – Herzegovina for Bosians, Montenegrin got Montenegro and the Macedonian got Macedonia.

    So in Sri Lanka too this going to be the results. All the ethnic communities might have their own country.

    If the Sinhale Buddhists fail to think in a national and positive way and give the rights and respect lives of the minorities, soon the net result and reality would be like aforesaid.

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    Thanks for this article, its very enlightening.

    Christian persecution in this country is rampant and nobody speaks about it ..the BBS battered and are still battering the Christians, we are a silent folk only because Christ said ‘pray for those who persecute you’ ..we knelt down prayed and forgave our persecutors ..there is ample video evidence on various incidents.

    After attacking Christians they started on the Moslems ..I don’t think the moslems are on the knees praying for Forgiveness for the BBS ..

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      The Christians I know did not go on their knees praying for forgiveness for the BBS !

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        Yes, sad not all Christians follow Jesus Teachings ..those who do will always be called Peacemakers on Earth …

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      Christianity was a forced religion on Sinhalese and Hindus by Imperialists. So if BBS or somebody else persecute Christianity or christians in SL there maybe a good reason. These US funded Evangelical Sects trying to convert poor buddhist and hindu people by giving donations to solve their basic needs , that is a very good reason to persecute. It is like buying people for money. It is like religious slavery in modern world. This must stop.

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    Champions of human wrongs – China, Cuba and Russia , I loved these words, Mr. Kiruba. In fact,these countries are responsible for current autocratic nature of few regimes in world, Look at their allies, all of them are people oppressing countries.. Srilanka, Pakistan to name a few

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      Who supports North Korea – yes the usual suspects, China and Russia
      Burmese Junta – China
      All the African Dictators- China

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    Can Navi Pillai go to Israel?

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      First we put our house in order before checking things else where

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        Navi Pillai or USA must put their house in order first. The human rights violations are the continuing story for decades in Palestine which is occupied by Jews with the help of the Americans for decades.

        Why and for what Sri lanaka become a priority to Navi or Nari Pillai?

        But Sri lanka has all the powers to reject her!

        S/Africa is now the destination of LTTE investments. Many well known LTTE criminals are now hiding in S/Africa.

        The author of this article seems to be a fool. He tells the refugees are transported by Rajapakse family. but he failed to tell how the refugees in camps in TAMIL Nadu are running from there. They escape from the camps because of the ill treatment by the people’government of Tamil nadu.

        I hope this author just tells the propaganda of the TGTE and nothing else! Most of his kind became “Human Rights champions” after the defeat of the LTTE criminals. They supported all the atrocities of the LTTE before May18/2009!

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          This author is talking about human rights for LTTE.

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          GEBOCIDE!:- Hon. KARUNA, Pillayan, partner KP, Daya Master…. all are Living criminals of LTTE and are in your side now.. Our MR & GR are hiding in their back – all are in the same boat – no difference! We will talk about Palastine leter. It is a never ending conflict.

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      She is going home in few years.

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    Initially they use the soft approach – right now this being applied to Sri Lanka – if no results then they come out with their strong arm tactics. The later approach is very terrible and produces dangerous consequences.

    When the NATO and western powers bombed the Serbs of former Yugoslavia, the Serbs said, their origin and blood was Slavic, same as the Russians, unfortunately that didn’t work for them.

    One aircraft carrier based battle group from the off shores or few sorties of B52 from Diego Garcia would do every thing for them. When
    the B52s did sorties to Iraq from Diego Garcia with their load of lethal cargos, they had to refuel them midair with the flying tankers. But it all not needed in this case for Diego Garcia is in the back door and one hop from there.

    Gota’s China card, this card and that card wouldn’t work. Gaddhafi and Saddam all said the same thing.

    Now hardly no time to wast for these actors but to hurry up and give the best results for every ones satisfaction else things going to be very bad for them.

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      Poor Eelamists, still waiting for their masters to swoop in, bomb little Sri Lanka and hand them their bogus homeland. Maybe it’ll go better for them this time than the last couple of times they waited – for the ‘LTTE counterattack’, for Navy SEALS to helidrop and rescue Thalaivar etc :-)

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        Paw da exapat Tamils and LTTE.

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      hahaha.. European problems are continuing story of the cold war. Libiya has oil.

      What the hell Jaffna has? Panagkottai and Puliyan kottai!

      America needed a base close to the main land mass and that idea was defeated. Because India/China never allow American base in Sri lanka.

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    Not a problem.

    As long as the High Commissioner fill the application on line and pay the 30 bucks for a month’s stay.

    Otherwise she will be standing in the line with our new East European Visitors who seem to igonre or not aware of out new protocal.

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    Thanks for an educative article. Very useful information from an authoritative source.

    Dr. N. Satchi UK

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    The Human Rights genius, Mr Kirubaharan now advocates an economic boycott of Sri Lanka which will affect the poorest and most marginalised sections of the population, (i.e. the war-affected Tamil population in the North and East), the most. With this kind of far-seeing brilliance, Mr Kirubaharan must join the BBS and JHU. It’s the only logical thing to do for someone who wants to pile on the agony on to Sri Lanka’s Tamil population.

    Mr Kirubaharan won’t be affected by the economic boycott he advocates for others, as he flits around Paris and Geneva sipping delicious coffees, munching on fresh croissants and whining about having lost the War.

    Can I also ask Mr Kirubaharan to publish a photo of his kitchen larder proving that he does not have any food items, dry goods, jams, spices, rices, chutneys or anything from Sri Lanka? If he won’t do this, some people may call him a hypocrite. :)

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      Hi Mango

      None can deny that Mr Kirubaharan’s long work has brought good results in the UN. It is obvious and he accepts that presently it is very easy to work interntionally on Sri Lanka.

      There were two resolution one after the other on SL. Mr Kirubaharan is the pioneer of this task.

      Who knows the economic embargo may be the next step of the UN.

      Mango has not seen the point that he is more critical of Tamils.

      By the way, why this Mango attacks Kirubaharan personally than counter his points.

      A request to Mango, dont divert the points out of context. The readers may consider badly about your background.

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        What arethe points Kirubakaran raised? USA has its own interests over Sri Lanka and it is not the bloody Eelam under LTTE criminals.

        I think economic embargo is an unknown suject to many Tamil fools who cry for LTTe. Are you telling UN is going to bring economic embargo because of the request jeyalaltha?

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        Hi Mariam,
        As the LTTE’s in-house ‘human rights’ expert, what exactly has Mr Kirubaharan’s “long work” done? He must be a world expert on the cocktail bars in Geneva (and they’re very nice and very expensive), but not much more.

        The resolutions against GoSL were ordered by the US & UK as a geo-political arm twisting measure and nothing do to with human rights and the sufferings of ordinary people in Sri Lanka.

        I don’t need to attack Mr Kirubaharan when he does a good job of (inadvertently) attacking himself. I repeat my question to you: Mr Kirubaharan advocates an economic boycott of Sri Lanka which will affect the poorest and most disadvantaged Lankans (i.e. the Tamil population) the most. Yet Mr Mr Kirubaharan is unable to show us that he enforces a total boycott of all Sri Lankan products in his own home. Conclusion = Mr Kirubaharan is a hypocrite.

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      Dry goods, jams, spices, rice and chutneys are available from other countries as well.

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      Or Lion Lager in his Fridge…

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        It’s indeed true that Mr Kirubaharan enjoys a Lion lager. Documenting human rights abuses in Sri Lanka makes him very thirsty. Cheers! Viva the Boycott of genocidal Sri Lankan products!

        http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/kiruba_lion_lager.jpg?w=672

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          D. R. Mango

          Does your off license sells Lion lager?

          If not ask Mr Kirubaharan to import this for you.

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          We have seen this photograph enough in the past.

          If Mr Kirubaharan doesnt sue you, you will be very lucky.

          Good luck

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          I appreciate the way you write to insult the author, but not the way you misuse his photograph.

          This shows your background and the way of your life.

          If you are a high esteem person, do tender your apology to the author. It is very mean.

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    In addition to what the writer has stated a project commenced by Callum
    Macrae – Director of the Killing Fields series requested 20,000.00 pounds to exhibit the film in several countries. The response was pathetic as there were only 200 backers as at May 9th, 2013.This is what he says

    “The No Fire Zone documentary has been part of the incredible, urgent movement to bring accountability and justice to Sri Lanka after the bloody events of the final months of the civil war. Since January of this year we’ve already had an amazing journey with the film – we’ve been to India to meet politicians, shown snippets in the UK House of Commons, made headlines around the world and premiered the film at the UN in Geneva.”

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    As for me, I like Kiruba like Tamils from the so-called Tamil diaspora keep writing this type of write-ups and demand extreme measures against Sri Lanka. For one they could get out of their frustration for their continues failure to unsettle the Rajapakse government. For another, it enable all Sinhalas to learn that nothing but Eelam would satisfy these extremists Tamils.
    Leela

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      Good.

      You are the only one who understands the frustrations of Tamils, especially Kiruba.

      In other words Kiruba’s writings are working, otherwise you would have made this comment. Then do work to gain Eelam.

      You are an intelligent person.

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    Mr. M.Sivanathan raised a very important question:

    “Can Navi Pillai go to Isreal?” There are so many resolutions passed against Isreal by this UNHRC headed by Navi Pillai. Having got “sick” of the way this organization pass reolutions, Isreal said “go to hell. No more” and walked away. What is Ms Navi Pillai’s proposition to that stand taken by Isreal? If she cannot and not “permitted” to do anything about it, then the very existence of the organization has failed. So what do you have to talk about Navi Pillai going to Sri Lanka?

    Do you know what Obama said when the suggestion came to investigate the human rights violations during Bush’s regime. He said to be heard by the whole world “WE NEED NOT GO BACK, BUT GO FORWARD”.

    I DO NOT KNOW WHY SRI LANKA DID NOT MAKE THIS ISSUE AS SIMPLE AS THAT AND SAID “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WE NEED NOT GO BACK BUT LET US GO FORWARD”. PERIOD.

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      Sri Lanka is singled out for the American interests and not for the so called HUMAN RIGHTS. But USA knows well their “mission” in SL was discovered and defeated mercilessly!

      Now the TGTE under Rudrakumaran gang openely cry the Tamil nadu and LTTE jointly bring “trouble’ to Sri Lanka but alas India diluted all the strong sentences of the UNHRC worse than “kanji”.

      The diaspora Tamils spread many wrong information among Tamils.. One is Prabhakaran is still alive in South Africa.

      Diaspora Tamils never spend a single cent to the Tamils in Sri lanka but they collect dollars from the Tamil diaspora for parties and other tamashas!

      USA has a law that its military cannot be prosecuted for any human rights violations. That kind of USA is talking bullshit and some Tamils expect others have to follow USA.

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        M.Sivananthan

        Do keep in mind that readers too have brains.

        Your comment shows that you are not a Tamil.

        You are a Singhalese writing under a pseudonym.

        You can’t cheat the readers for long.

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          Param,

          If Sivananthan is a Tamil I am a Parker like the ball-point
          I am using. The man should pronto chose a good Sinhala byline.
          His slip is showing far too often.

          Senguttuvan

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            Senguttuvan

            Does M.Sivananthan remind you of our fellow inhabitant
            K.A Sumanasekera who has considerable problem with mathematics and statistics?

            I think M.Sivananthan is a secret admirer of VP.

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              You took oath of allegence to VP when you joined LTTE. How is that?

              I dont need a “bogus” name to talk about the LTTE which was headed by a smuggler criminals Prabhakaran.

              Param:
              Your imaginations have no limit. If you have a pinch of brain, first agree Prabhakaran is dead. Then we talk about “brains”.

              Further you cry that a TAMIL person cannot write anything about the Tamil criminals who cheat the Tamils!

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    As usual interesting article.

    We are anxiously waiting for comments from Marmanithar.

    We presume that, at least by now, Kiruba should be aware of the identity of this Marmanithar, who makes comments only for Kiruba’s article.

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      Don’t wait any longer.

      Marmanithar is under treatment in a mental hospital.

      Some have found his identity.

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        Hahaha….poor creatures David and Gajan…Tamil Ealam means Mental Hospital. I do not belong to your world. I just enjoy my holidays. Let’s meet up in the next article of the illiterate donkey Kirupa.

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          For mental patients, hospital may be a holiday resort.

          For Kirupa’s next article, write your comment with your father’s name.

          Why are you jealous of Kirupa? Is it because of Tsunami episode?

          Don’t forget to take your table in time.

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          Kirupa, you are lucky!

          Your one time friend Maamanithar is on a holiday in Cockpit.

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    Wonder whether Ms pillai can put Kiruba in her delegation so that he can get a Visa too?.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Wonder whether Ms pillai can put Kiruba in her delegation so that he can get a Visa too?.”

      Gota can arrange a forged passport for Kiruba in Karuna’s name. No need for MS Pillai’s help.

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    Irresponsible ministers of the ultra-right like Weerawansa and Ranawake, characteristically, demonised the S. African Madam Navi Pillay UNHCHR and succeeded in creating a hate campaign against her in the media – mainly the Sinhala media. That was more to advance their own political agendas and fortunes. All that was merely because she carried a Tamil name. That was when she was to come some time ago – in terms of the UNHR Resolutions. Various obstacles were placed to prevent her coming – including the threat of refusing Visas. Now it is learnt some deals have been made since then. Dr. Peiris switches tales and says she is always welcome.

    She may come but the ghosts of what happened to Rajiv Gandhi in the HSZ of the Presidential Palace (1987) will haunt the memories of officials on both sides. The nagging question is can Sri Lanka be relied upon to provide genuine security to a senior UN Official whose image has been subject to much undue prejudice and vilification?

    Senguttuvan

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      .Blaimey…..

      I always thought young Rajiv was finished off in Mr Sengutuan’s old territory by one his own people.

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        Sumane,

        We are talking here of the unfinished operation. The Indians have taken note the gallant Naval rating entered politics thereafter – a reward for a good try, eh? By the way, buddy boy, both you and I came from that old territory, if you care to massage your thought apparatus.

        Senguttuvan

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    Kiruba – Keep up the pressure and the good work.

    Both the resolutions will lead to, supported by the attitude and arrogance of GoSL, to a separate state of Tamil Eelam. Even Sri Lankan Diplomat and Political Scientist Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, agrees with us.

    He quotes “I think it would make almost certain that we will see a Tamil Eelam carved out by external forces in our lifetime”.

    We shall meet in Tamil Eelam, in thunder, lightning or in rain.

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      Mr Manickavasagar,

      Dayan J and Rajiv W were very much inside the system for some years
      where they could have said what they are saying now – to cause a change in the interest of the entire country. Sadly, they were content
      with supporting the regime in all its skulduggery – both here and
      abroad. Now they are talking loud “of what ought to be done”

      I have far too much regard and respect for their learning to call them names. But I am afraid their frantic calls now, however genuine and valid, will not go far either with the government or civil society.

      Senguttuvan

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    The comments made to Mr. Kirubaharan’s article shows that M.Sivananthan, Douglas and Mango are from one group and their comments are coordinated well.

    For some reason, Mango remains with his pseudonym rather than his real name.

    All three misunderstood his article. He doesn’t appear to be in favor of an economic embargo. He is criticizing Tamils for not boycotting the products from Sri Lanka. This is a fair point.

    I have seen the link, directed to a manipulated photograph of Mr. Kirubaharan, by Mango. This shows that Mango is unable to challenge him on the contents in this article, and doing things in an uncivilized deceitful manner.

    We have seen the original photograph of this particular one, many times in the Tamil media. It is proof that Mango has modified the image using for instant, Photoshop.

    This is a very dangerous matter, which may end-up courts.

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      Truth hurts.. You guys have no explanation. EELAM is a garbage issue.

      Why cannot you go to courts with the CH.4 films? Not only CH.4 films, you also will be thrown out from the courts any where!

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    ms pillai will be taking a huge risk if she decides to visit sri lanka.
    if i were her i would avoid travelling to terrorist state of sri lanka.
    how could a visitor rely on the sinhala black monkey army to protect him or her during the visit. sinhala black monkey army are killers, rapists and child molesters. sinhala black monkey army could kill ms pillay and then rape her corpse. she also faces a risk of being eaten by sinhala cannibals. all in all i would advice her to avoid pariah state of sri lanka.

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      Are you an escapee from the KilPalk mental hospital?

      Go and see one of the Tamil refugee camp in Tamil nadu. You will then know how those Tamils are treated as prisoners! Girls are raped by Tamil Nadu hooligans daily. Few months ago a mother and daughter were raped and killed by the Tamil monkeys in Tamil Nadu. Their bodies were burnt and thrown in a discarded well!

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    Pathmanathan: I do not know any of the people whose names were mentioned to be in a “group”. I do not belong to any group.

    I always speak for myself and do not represent anyone. However if I read any opinion which in my view is assesed to be correct, it is always appreciated and supported by me.

    Hope I have cleared you doubts. Thank you.

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