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UN Human Rights Chief Urged To Visit Sri Lanka

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has today urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, to visit the island of Sri Lanka to get information for the Office of the High Commissioner’s Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) report to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March, 2015.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Noting that the newly appointed Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has stated that he is willing to engage with the United Nations probe, TGTE’s Prime Minister Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran urged in his letter to the High Commissioner that this is a “window of opportunity” that should not be missed.

The letter further states that the Investigation Team would have already recorded evidence from the victims and reliable third party sources. However, we firmly believe many victims living in the island of Sri Lanka have not spoken yet. Thus this opportunity should be utilized to meet with the victims directly.

According to the letter, visit will serve to:

1) Visit the crime scene to obtain forensic evidence, among others.

2) Investigation of alleged perpetrators, if necessary, to determine which officials within the chain of command bear responsibility.

3) Investigation of the victims directly in the island.

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    Now now, TGTE don’t jump the gun. You have no right to request anyone to visit Sri Lanka as most of your members, if not all, are not Sri Lankan citizens. Maithri, Ranil, Sampanthan, Sumanthiran, JHU, JVP, UNP, and part of SLFP know what they have to do to bring about a solution to the minority issues in Sri Lanka. So TGTE please relax, they are, especially TNA is much more in tune with what is happening in SL and they will invite whomever they want. You do not have to carry the Tiger Flag and start creating trouble again.

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      We were forced out of our homeland Eelam due to the Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid racism, hooliganism, racism and chauvinism. Sinhala Buddhist menace is worse than any other race conflict and the world was simply watching the carnage and genocide of the 21st Century.
      Tiger flag is from the Great raja Raja Cholan and it is symbol of proud Dravidian race and nothing to do with the LTTE. LTTE was trained, armed and supported by Indra Gandhi to mitigate and prevent state oppression and state terrorism and it is not the product of the Tamils. TGTE is well recognized by the Tamils in Eelam and the Diaspora and if there is an election and the TGTE will win handsomely.

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        This is a real issue and sooner or later the govt should address it in fairness. There are some from all races that took advantage of Sri Lanka education and moved out of the country to reap the benefit while others had little choice due to real or perceived danger to life.

        When you look at the two categories, the ones that left in distress still have family back in the country and indirectly improve the countries foreign exchange while others well settled in the west are accumulating the wealth offshore.

        Raja Inc and their cronies belong to the first category and Gota put a stop to the rest and today one has already slipped out of the country with the loot and there is little noise about that.

        Hope sanity will prevail one day.

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        Sinhala People never went to occupy Tamilnadu.

        It is Tamil kallathonis, migrating fishermen, Malayali tobacco farmers, Tamils chased out from burma, Tamils who could not live in Malaysia or Singapore who want Sri Lanka their homeland.

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          You are a Sinhala modaya writing in disguise. How can you fools occupy Tamil Nadu?
          You are a waste and ignorant. Eelam Tamils are recognized as nation builders in Singapore, several senior Ministers including the deputy PM of Singapore, Tamil is an official language and the Sinhalase are studying Tamil in Singapore. The discipline and the rule of law is unquestionable in Singapore and Tamils’s achievement and determination as outlined in the Lee Kuan Yew’s book – “the Hard Truths” and he mentioned that he was watching the mistakes of the Sinhala leaders and made corrective decision to make the nation as a powerful nation in South east Asia. Whereas the Sinhala leaders made Sri Lanka bleeding and ruined its economy!
          Tamils are prospering very well in many nations and Thai Pongal event celebrated in a grand way in Canada each year with several foreign diplomats and officials (see the CTC website) but not a single Sinhala or sri lankan official is invited.

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            So if you are better off there why ask for sinhala man’s land?

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              Such,

              What is Sinhala man’s land?

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                Land which gave birth to sinhala civilization

            • 8
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              Did you mean “Sinhala” or “Kerala” because this is the veddha’s land.

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                burt

                Thanks.

              • 3
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                comply complicit Brutus…

              • 1
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                vaddhas are sinhalese who didnt come out of the jungle.

                • 4
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                  Such the Boo’ts you never entered uni you are boorus.
                  pride that your parents never had till you started the robbery from minorities by the gun with the gun for the gun. now Gaand fut(split butt)
                  So just keep on repeating there is no god there is no devil in this universe. That’s called rag time blues stag night

        • 4
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          are you really Sinhalese or Telugu in Sinhalese fake race

          http://youtu.be/Vs50Mm4-aPw

          http://youtu.be/0D7-nS1QPS0

          This Video identifies that Telugus had been targeting Tamils, at least for the past 1000 years. Tamils got scattered all around the globe as Coolies both from Tamil Nadu & Srilanka due to the atrocities committed on them by the ruling Telugus.
          It is suggested that Tamil Nadu Tamils should keep away Telugus from power centre in Tamil Nadu.
          This is the last resort to safe guard Tamils & their lands.

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          Jimbo

          So have you occupied a place in Lanka, what’s in you DNA?

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            Search in google Kandy nayaks

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        Sorry, your homeland, eelam, is in Tamil Nadu. Not in Sri Lanka.

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          vis8

          “Sorry, your homeland, eelam, is in Tamil Nadu. Not in Sri Lanka.”

          Brilliant point.

          You have made a factual error, the entire island was known as Eelam since time immemorial. Therefore Eelam is in this island.

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            Native Vedda,

            I thought that Eelam was a South Indian name for all of Sri Lanka, while the Sri Lankan Tamil name for the island is Ilankai. The Ramayana describes the island as Lanka; do you have an earlier reference for the term Eelam?

            I’ve also read recent discussions of a “Greater Eelam” including Tamil Nadu and the North-East of Sri Lanka – this is a recent concept though. Reminiscent of the Chola Empire, whose tiger emblem was taken by the LTTE. There was also the ancient Elamite kingdom that was mentioned in the Christian Bible – but that was in western Asia.

            When you say the entire island was known as Eelam since time immemorial, what was the name for the island by the ancient Veddas, do you know? Was it Hela?

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              do u really talk history with this fake veddha fellow?

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                May I remind Sach, Native Veddah knows more about the island’s history – ancient and modern – the validity of the claim of the Tamils in the Island, the genesis of the Sinhala-Tamil issue (National Question, if you like) and the rest of it than most readers in these pages. Living in England, as he does, he also mixes his sharp comments with welcome humour. Please give the First Nation man credit where it is due.

                Kettikaran

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                  Dear Kettikaran,

                  The late Veddha Chief Tissahami and his son Wanniya are genuine descendants of Lanka’s First Nation ancestors. You can get some information on them from http://vedda.org/

                  Only idiots believe that others can be fooled by wearing a mask. They only deceive themselves and display their idiocy when they try to maintain they are not what they are beneath that mask.

                  You said “May I remind Sach, Native Veddah knows more about the island’s history”

                  Here is a glimpse to that Historical knowledge that you claim he possesses.

                  Addressing another Tamil on CT, he wrote,

                  “You have great sense of History. I envy you…..The stupid Tamils suffered last time when IPKF arrived because the Sri Lankan armed forces who were supposed to defend this island were found hiding behind their women folks and VP’s fat bottom”

                  1. The IPKF arrived in Lanka under the terms of the Indo Lanka Accord.

                  (http://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/IN%20LK_870729_Indo-Lanka%20Accord.pdf)

                  2. The same agreement confined the SL Armed forces to barracks.

                  Hence the disparaging comment aimed at the SL Armed forces had no factual basis and was done with malicious intent.

                  And you claim he knows History!!!

                  You seem to know this imposter personally, vide your comment “Living in England, as he does,”

                  What I have reproduced above gives us a glimpse to what he really is under that mask.

                  A vile Tamil separatist propagandist.

                  Please don’t insult our First Nation population.

                  Kind Regards,
                  OTC

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                  I thought he lives in the wanni.

                  Just because someone lives in England and spent his time in internet (for the lack of other things to do) he does not become an expert on history. He is not knowledgeable on Eelamist propaganda history as well.

                  The last time i saw Vaddha fellow the Aswer in CT was struggling in a history debate with off the cuff and vanished without an answer.

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              Greater Eelam was the invention of Congress government to ban LTTE , in reality there is no such demand despite fringe elements ask TN as separate country.

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                Money saver, what are the fringe elements requesting TN (as/to be) a separate country?

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                my a$$ greater eelam…rajiv’s murder was the reason

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                  Shut up a$$, if you dont know teh fact, LTTE was not banned on Rajiv’s murder but on the fact that LTTE presence was threat to India territorial integrity. without knowing you half baked fools always bark tirelessly.

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                    i remember i once said to you. The only reason India banned LTTE was Rajiv’s murder….and yes there was threat to TN but it was manageable for them, but the reason for the ban was rajiv’s murder.

                    The Hindu says “LTTE was banned in India after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The ban on the outfit was extended the last time in May 2012.”

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                      sach

                      “The Hindu says “LTTE was banned in India after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The ban on the outfit was extended the last time in May 2012.”

                      What does the Mahawamsa say about the ban on LTTE?
                      Read and learn, impossible but do try. Here is the non Mahawamsa news:

                      The Hindu

                      May 15, 2014 20:27 IST

                      Ban on LTTE extended for five years
                      DEVESH K. PANDEY

                      Excerpts:

                      The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a fresh notification extending ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in India for five years.

                      “The Government of India, under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, has proscribed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an ‘Unlawful Association’. The declaration of LTTE as an ‘Unlawful Association’ has been extended for a further period of five years with effect from May 14, 2014,” said an MHA notification made public on Thursday.”

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              Elamite was primarily spoken within the radius of modern Iran, Sumeru & Babylonia. Greeks and Tamils had close connection in the subject of culture and religion. Siva & Parvaty vs Zeus and Athena concept.

              read the following:

              http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/india_parthian_colony1.php

              http://www.academia.edu/7608175/Elamite_and_Tamil_Connection

              the following is somewhat interesting:
              http://2ndlook.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/dravidian-history-no-one-talks-about/

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              Dear Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam,

              Re “I’ve also read recent discussions of a “Greater Eelam” including Tamil Nadu and the North-East of Sri Lanka – this is a recent concept”

              No it is not a recent concept. It was the brainchild of Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem and dates back at least to 1920.

              The following speech was delivered in 1923 by Sir Ponnambalam Arunachelem, at the Second General meeting of the FIRST Ethnic based Political Party in Lanka, The Ceylon Tamil League formed in 1922!

              This was 25 years before Lanka achieved Independence and while we were under a Colonial Govt.

              Quote “…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. We desire to preserve our individuality as a people, make ourselves worthy of our inheritance… We are not enamoured of that Cosmopolitanism which would make of as neither fish, fowl, nor red herring” unquote

              Kind Regards,
              OTC

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              Bhuruva Buro,Muttal Kalede,

              Eelam means island in Tamil your name is a disaster madakalpu idiot. Trying to discuss in a European language about 2 others not knowing the 2 languages being discussed.classic offshot me o my o.

              Sihala had no dictionary even in 1970 for GL to lecture at campus.
              hells angels my foot.

              The prefix added was their JT request (your trinco jealous mother atu patti must be fuming from all sides) which is an outright reject by most forming a majority – no harping their pls.

              ….palyan yakooo….

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            Who cares man. No there is no Eelam in the island. It is just a pipe dream. Stay the hell away buster. If u come back.. we will give MR/Gota treatment again…

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              What is Truth??

              Motta pala `the authority. but goo bayaee goota scooted and BBS is the terrorist father of the nation your cord you die without a shot.

              Next time but no to south shinala stupidity katta ta motte, motte ta katte (shrewd and stupid vis a vis)

              No to eeeelam appe ratte utukama.(duty not yours alone)

              jurisipudence is for legal eagles .. by the gun for the gun with the crawled away to the kalapuwa near here.

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        Shiva

        “Sinhala Buddhist menace is worse than any other race conflict and the world was simply watching the carnage and genocide of the 21st Century.”

        Could you cite some comparative studies on race conflict.

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          The Sinhala racist regime’s and the people’s denial of an independent international transparent investigation itself proves that you are trying to hide the genocide of the Eelam Tamils and your hooliganism since 1948.
          Your malicious propaganda will not work.

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          Didnt you run away from a debate with Off the cuff when he provided you scripts? So why ask for more go and finish it

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        Too bad buddy. Please stay the hell away from Sri Lanka. You are NOT welcome back. Who cares about your Diaspora… and TGTE. You can take your flag, Diaspora, and your Eelam and hide it in your sphincter.

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          Siripala

          “Please stay the hell away from Sri Lanka”

          Thanks.

          Could you also ask the Sinhala/Buddhist criminal ghetto builders to stay away from my ancestral land.

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        Shiva, you are a real douchebag. Stay away from Sri Lankan, you, your diaspora, your uncle, and all other douchebags can stay away from Sri Lanka.

        Your Eelam, you uncle, TGTE (a.k.a LGBT) keep dreaming. Not gonna happen.

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          Dutugamunu

          Eelam is the name for the entire island.

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          Dushta Kaimman, you blame and shame your own Tamil DNA kinds with a Sinhala Buddhist skin. Even Kavun-Tissa the son of Cobra never pardoned for the renegade acts you brought on to your fraternity. Leave with your backpack to your once-upon-a time-fatherland Dumb-Div from the residues of Lemuria.

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      Dr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

      “The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has today urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, to visit the island of Sri Lanka to get information for the Office of the High Commissioner’s Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) report to be submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March, 2015.”

      The so called TGYE consists primarily of Tamil Muttals ( முடால்ஸ்), fools, who are lost in the forest and cannot tell the forest for the tress. They need to to look at the ground reality and see what could be done to solve future problems. Unfortunately they live in the past.

      Most of those Tamil Muttals ( முடால்ஸ்), fools, wanted to boycott, the election and let the Dictator mahinda Rajapaksa win again, as they have done in 2005 and 2010.

      Just ignore them. ask the Tamil people who voted for Mr. Matripala Sirisena.Just Check the election Results.

      Fortunately for Sri lankan tamils, the fraction of Tamil Muttals ( முடால்ஸ்), fools,have declined , but a quite a few of them are abroad among the Tamil Diaspora.

      Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware.

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      What the fZZZ is TGTE. They should be kept away from Sri Lanka.

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      Park,

      Are you a victim of Goat’s genocidal army? Are you a member of the family whose member has gone missing? Are you a family member of 70000 women made widow by SL army under Gota? Are you related to the children made orphan by Gota’s gang? If not you have no right to comment on TGTE or TNA.

      Also are you really that stupid?
      TNA welcomed and endorsed the resolution passed by Jeyalalitha which calls for an international inquiry and have asked the UNHRC cheif to visit the island.TNA even passed a resolution in the Northern Provincial council calling an international investigation. So it’s seems you are not in tune with what TNA is doing.

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    Sinhala people are being misled and deceived by politicians since independence in order to get votes and get elected due to their greediness. In this process, the failed leaders used chauvinism and racism as a great tool to mislead uneducated Sinhalese and capture power. SWRD, JR, MR all played in this process but CBK, Ranil and others too failed to deliver the just solution to lead the nation and its people of all walks of life to prosperity.
    Leaders who are accused of war crimes should not be in the government as it discredits the regime’s image and morality.
    This is not only the failure of the Sinhala leaders but also a great failure of the Sinhala masses that have voted the racists leaders to power and defeated leaders including MR as well. Unless there is Sinhala uprising against Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid, racism and chauvinism, the future of Sri Lanka and the race relations are going to be bleak for ever.

    Hence, only an independent transparent international investigation, bring the perpetrators to accountability and the delivery of Justice as well as having international monitors on the ground in the Tamil areas only give some confidence to the Tamils that have been under state terrorism for several decades. UNHRC investigation is imminent if anyone sincerely believe in rule of law, justice, democracy, and reconciliation. Else, Eelam is the ONLY solution!

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      Just wait till india and china compete for superpower in asian century
      china will do same as us did to ussr to india
      then indian stated will all become independent countries
      so too tamil nadu
      tamil nadu has two nuclear power plants for weapons
      they will also get a few warheads
      In 300 years time the sinhala race will be completely wiped out and tamils can have whole island for themselves.

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      yeah yeah tamils were inside a cradle with a sooppu in their mouth

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    UN Human rights chief is silent and ignorant about what happened in IRaq, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, former Yugoslovia,

    He wants to concentrate on Sri lanka.

    If UNFRC chief is ethnical he would ask TGTE prime minister to be arrested as TGTE prime minister is one who supported in recruting child soldiers, training suicide bombers.

    Everybody knows UNHRC is a partial and political.

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      This is the same argument MaRa and his gang used, seems nothing has changed since he was kicked out. If UNHRC is impartial like you say, GOSL has all the resources to send their representatives and cooperate with the investigation and make sure it is not biased.
      The fact that even the my3 government and his supporters from journalist to common man who happen to be Sinhalese do not want any engagement with UNHRC clearly shows that they want crimes committed by SL Army under Gota to go unpunished simply because the victims were Tamils.

      Now that will make Tamils fear for their security and give an impression to Tamils that such crimes can be committed in the future and go unpunished as long the victims are Tamils. Which alone morally justifies for TNA to call for a referendum, so don’t be suprised if they do.

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    This is a politico-human rights issue, and the UNHCR has already commenced investigations.
    The UN Commissioner’s visit and interaction with citizens’ groups should be welcomed.

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    Lets get the information for ourselves and punish anyone who has done wrong ourselves. The UN can be kept informed of progress and outcomes. UN intervention is not required UNLESS we are unable to do the job ourselves.

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      Crazy crazy & crazy for yourself easily,

      Limits known : Just to refresh loosen those coconuts of the `Boars` to lift it high enough for a jamon jamon for that is humanity- K.B.F.O.- Keep the Bacon Fu**ers Off.
      Or how do you get the guns off the streets.
      Nothing like a careful nudge its alright sovereignty never at stake; it lies in the people; have a referendum on that first as to where it lay.

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    One wrong move, can result in another ukraine in this country. So don’t day dream…..

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    There are many type of people exists in the world. One type of people, if some one slightly windup they fell on the ground and cry historically or jump up and down – they are normally nervous half empty weasels. Most of the comments above looks like from that type of people – cool down and steady. Why people get upset for the TGTE statement. By shouting louder than others, can not proof anything fundamentally except wasting your energy and time. Sinhgalese killed tamils is real and we need justification – if Singhalese tell tamils to go to hell, then tamils have to seek help from third party.

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      Hungry Weasel, could you please explain the method of crying historically?

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    Some unheard of buggers like tgte still trying to get Drealam. Dream on buddy. Just because Maithri won you think there will be international enquiries? Ha Ha Ha! it will never happen. Not even if [Edited out] Ranil was Executive President with all Rajapkse’s power would there be an international enquiry.

    Maximum is a local enquiry with a few fellows being jailed to keep the UN happy. US will then drop everything to stop Lanka from going back to China. Wait and see!

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      paul

      “Some unheard of buggers like tgte still trying to get Drealam. Dream on buddy.”

      Tamil Eelam is not for the Sinhala/Buddhists to give nor Tamils to get out of this island.

      It is for the Hindians to determine whether the island remains a multi nation country one country or divided and secured into two separate states namely Tamil Eelam and Sinhala Eelam.

      Don’t forget Hindians will use any means to achieve their interest in this island.

      Therefore the the rulers of this island must decide whether they are going for Sinhala/Buddhists racist ghetto or secular state with multi nations within united state. Like wise Tamil Eelamist should learn lessons from their painful past.

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    So, the noose is getting tighter now. The world will hear your voices dear Nandikadal.

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    Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein
    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,

    Sir,

    The FOUNDATION for the UNHRC Investigation is the report produced by the UNSG’s POE of Mr. Darusman, Ms. Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven Ratner.

    Let’s first look at the International Law
    http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/PIDS/publications/RomeStatutEng.pdf

    Rome Statute of the ICC, 17 July 1998

    Article 8

    War crimes

    (b) Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:

    (xxiii) Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations;

    The Key words in the above definition are “Presence”, “Civilians” and “Immune”

    The meaning of course is very clear. Anyone holding Civilians to protect either, military forces (in this case LTTE cadres) or any area or any location from attacks is guilty of a serious War Crime.

    Thus the use of Civilians as a shield is a war crime. Which of course is generally referred to as a Human Shield.

    Now let’s look at what the POE report say

    UNSG’s POE Report

    237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as 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. (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 insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

    The first thing that you notice is that the POE DOES NOT refer to the ICC Statute, which is the International Law. Instead they refer to a study made by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which has no standing in Law.

    The second thing that you notice is that the POE affirms the PRESENCE and FORCIBLE retention of Civilians in an Area where LTTE Cadres were present. They also affirm that LTTE shot and killed civilians who attempted to leave this area.

    Though this is not the law, the POE refers to a Rule 97 of the Red Cross. But what they state is a perversion even of that.

    ICRC Rule 97 does not require “MOVEMENT of Civilians” as the POE Fraudulently claims in section 237 in order to exonerate the LTTE of that war crime.

    Here is ICRC rule 97
    (https://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_rul_rule97)

    Human Shields
    Definition of human shields
    The prohibition of using human shields in the Geneva Conventions, Additional Protocol I and the Statute of the International Criminal Court are couched in terms of using the presence (or movements) of civilians or other protected persons to render certain points or areas (or military forces) immune from military operations

    Please note that even here “presence of civilians” to prevent military attacks on military targets is the criteria in deciding what consists a Human Shield. Thus the POE has intentionally deceived the UN and the World.

    We know from photographic evidence published by the Times of London whose photographers overflew the NFZs (along with UNSG Mr Ban Ki Moon) that military equipment including heavy weapons were moved into the midst of civilians in the NFZ and used to attack the SL forces by the LTTE.

    Thus we have a situation were Civilians were PRESENT and restrained within an Area were LTTE Cadres, LTTE Heavy Guns and LTTE Munitions were also moved and was being actively used to attack the SL Military. We also know from the POE report that the civilians who attempted to leave the area was shot by the LTTE.

    Thus the conditions stipulated by the ICC regarding the Serious War Crime of employing a Human Shield is satisfied.

    However very surprisingly the UNSG’s POE in EXONERATING the LTTE says the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime

    Obviously Mr. Darusman, Ms. Yasmin Sooka and Mr. Steven Ratner has had a very strong incentive to SUBVERT and IGNORE International Law by declaring that the LTTE was not Guilty of the war crime of using a Human Shield despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

    This is just ONE instance of their dishonesty. Others exist within their report.

    Thus it is very clear that the members of the UNSG’s POE has committed a Criminal Offense (if not a War Crime) by covering up a very serious War Crime committed by the LTTE.

    This is concrete evidence that the UNSG’s POE report is full of Fabrications.

    What happens to the foundation on which the UNHRC hopes to act?

    I believe that your office should immediately take steps to inquire into the subversion of justice by your officers who have by these dishonest acts brought the UN system into disrepute.

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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    Dear CT,

    Can you publish the letter sent by the TGTE in full please

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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    Paul,

    Thank you for accepting that there is war crime happened in vanni by accepting for an internal investigation and jailing few people. So there are many war crimes and you only wanted to jail few of them and not prepared to give justice to others – typical 3rd world mentality and call yourself Paul instead of punchy Banda, shame on you. Why are you not prepared to punish all the people committed the crime. Are you accepting that you are not a genuine person to have a genuine conversation.

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    Senthil

    In the long run jailing few people will not help reconciliation process.

    All investigation should focus on an investigation modeled on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    Confession (owning up war crimes), apologizing for it and accepting pardon then moving on in their life. Failing to confess the commission should go after the smart a***d perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

    Hatred and vengeance will not only damage reconciliation it will ruin the victims and their kith and kin.

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    A well Thamil poet during the Sangam period was known as Eelaththu Poothanthevanar(ஈழத்துப்பூதந்தேவனார்).

    There is also reference to import of food from Eelam.

    These are the earliest reference to the word Eelam find in literature which is about 2000 years old.

    Sir Ponnambalam Arunachchalam who dreamt of a Ceylonese nation was denied nomination to contest the Colombo seat. Leaders of the Ceylon National Congress. Stung by the rebuff Arunachchalam found the Thamil League. His reference to Tamilakam covers only the north and east of the Island. Not any pan-Thamil state or nation. Off the cuff who appears to be an unvarnished chauvinist is twisting his speech to serve his purpose. The island was never ruled as one country except during Parakramabahu I (1153 AD). In fact the identity of language and people as Sinhalese did not emerge till the 8th century. There is no Sinhalese inscription before 8th century. The original people, mostly Nagas, morphed into Sinhalese because the Buddhist bhikkus wanted to give an identity to Buddhists that included Thamils and Nagas. The Yakkhas and Rashtharar got assimilated by the Nagas.

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      Dear Thanga,

      You say “Off the cuff who appears to be an unvarnished chauvinist is twisting his speech to serve his purpose”

      Apparently you have trouble reading English!

      Why didn’t you quote his speech to disprove what I said?
      Embarrassed by what he said or Embarrassed that the cat came out of the bag?

      Tamil Eelam is a Century old concept of the RULING class of Tamils (not that of the peasants).

      Calling me names does not disprove what I said about Tamilakam. I can call you names too but that would be idiotic if I cannot support it with facts.

      I try to write factual comments.
      Truth always irritates propagandists.

      Here is the FULL SPEECH. It exposes the RACIST nature of this Pan Tamil Kingdom of Tamilakam. This plan was devised by Tamil Leaders of Lanka, 25 years before Independence (about 100 years ago) when Lanka was still under a Colonial Govt.

      Read it and show that I have twisted that speech.

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      I offer a hearty welcome to the members of be Ceylon Tamil League in General Meeting assembled today. This is the second General Meeting since its inauguration. I am glad also to see many members of the general public. From the proceedings today they will be in a position to judge the work the League has so far done and of its aims, and of the claims it has upon the public confidence.

      There is no need for me to speak at length, as the Committee’s Report sets forth fully the League’s work and aims and ideals. The League was brought into existence by political necessity, but politics is not its raison-detre.

      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.

      We desire to preserve our individuality as a people, make ourselves worthy of our inheritance…We are not enamoured of that Cosmopolitanism which would make of as neither fish, fowl, nor red herring.

      That does not mean that we are to be selfish and work only for the interests of the Tamil Community. Who have done more for the welfare of all Ceylon than the Tamil? Who has fought more vigorously for the welfare of the Sinhalese in the “Dark days of 1915” when our Sinhalese brethren were in distress and helpless ? Who came to their rescue but the Tamils? That statue which was to be the grateful memorial of the help rendered, may (as proposed in some quarters) be flung into the sea. But the Tamils are not going to abandon the proud duty and privilege of service to all our brothers of every race and creed .

      But we do object strongly to being bullied or terrorised, we object to being the underdogs of anybody. We mean to make ourselves strong and also to work for the common good. The Europeans with all the power and prestige, with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Planters Association, European Ceylon Association feel the necessity of improving their organisation. Much more should we. We cannot any longer afford to be apathetic.

      The Jaffna Association and the Tamil Maha Jana Sabha have done most useful work in the Northern Province. There are small Tamil Associations scattered over the Island and admirably fitted to promote local patriotism and watch over local interests.

      With all these it will be our aim to work in friendly and hearty co operation. We wish also to co-operate with every other Community in the Island – European, Burgher, Sinhalese, Mohammedan and Indian. We believe that such co-operation is the best and shortest to our political advancement.

      In order to further the objects of the League we shall work for the establishment of a daily paper in Colombo – a vital necessity. The Committee’s proposal with regard to this will be laid before you. We shall also work to establish an Agency in London and a Club in Colombo.

      All this requires heavy outlay of money for which I trust the Tamil Community, and especially its wealthier members here and in the Federated Malay States, will contribute liberally. But it requires also enthusiasm, perseverance, united effort and these I believe will not be wanting. May God bless and prosper our efforts.”

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      Thanga the Sinhalese did not come to Lanka, they EVOLVED in Lanka.

      That’s why you don’t find an Endemic Sinhala race anywhere else in the World. In contrast you find endemic Tamils outside Lanka.

      You don’t seem to understand the significance of what you have written.

      You said “The original people, mostly Nagas, morphed into Sinhalese because the Buddhist bhikkus wanted to give an identity to Buddhists that included Thamils and Nagas. The Yakkhas and Rashtharar got assimilated by the Nagas”

      You have said the Sinhalese are descendants of the ORIGINAL inhabitants of Lanka and I agree.

      When Buddhism came to Lanka the Sinhalese were already inhabiting the Island. Hence I don’t agree with that identity statement.

      I agree that Sinhalese have Tamil blood (amongst that of others including the Veddhas we are not a PURE race). But that Tamil blood is from India not from Lanka Tamils.

      Is there anything else that you want to say?

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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