25 September, 2020

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UN Investigation On Sri Lanka Begins – Email Open To Make Submissions

Navi Pillay

The investigation team put together by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to probe into alleged abuses that occurred during the final phases of the war in Sri Lanka, has agreed on a final framework and an investigation methodology to proceed with its operations.

Navi Pillay

Navi Pillay – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

In an update made in the OHCHR site last night on the methods of work of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) it will be:

– conducting a desk review of existing documents and information that includes government and civil society reports

– collect and document victims’ testimonies and accounts of survivors, witnesses and alleged perpetrators

– seek information from other relevant sources including satellite images, authenticated video and photographic material and official documents.

As part of the information accumulation procedures, the OHCHR has welcomed any state, individual or organization to submit information in writing to the OISL through the email: oisl_submissions@ohchr.org.

Upon analyzing the information that will be collected through such means, the OISL will then proceed to verify facts and accounts to meet the agreed standard of proof.

The update further notes it will continue to seek engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka and that the High Commissioner will continue to request for the OISL to have access to the country to meet with Government officials and others, as well as to have access to all relevant documentation.

“In carrying out its work, the OISL will be guided at all times by the principles of independence, impartiality, objectivity, transparency, integrity and ‘do no harm’,” the statement notes.

While stressing upon the necessary steps that would be followed to ensure witness and victim protection concerns through the adoption of procedures and methods of work aimed at protecting such persons during all stages of its work,it has also called upon the GoSL to fulfill their obligation to protect victims and witnesses and others in Sri Lanka who make contact with the OISL.

“It will be requested to make an undertaking that no such person shall, as a result of such contact, suffer harassment, threats, acts of intimidation, ill-treatment or reprisals,” the update reads.

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    How can a Tamil appointed panel be independent!

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      How can a Sinhala appointed panel be independent?

      Rajapaksa’s panel is composed of Rajapaksa war apologist Desmond De Silva and two others who defended war criminals. No wonder Rajapaksa appointed them to absolve himself of war crimes.

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        Piranha

        Do not believe a Sinhala Buddhist. They All learned to lie from Monk Mahanama, especially appointed by MaRas.

        Audio: Nirmala’s voice that stunned President
        MONDAY, 04 AUGUST 2014 09:48

        http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7381:audio-nirmalas-voice-that-stunned-president-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

        Listen to the Audio

        The mudslinging project the government planned to launch against the JVP using the 25th commemoration of the murder of renowned programmer and popular lyricist Premakeerthi de Alwis had to be abandoned due to the revelation of the true murderer by Nirmala de Alwis, the widow of Premakeerthi.

        After revealing the murderer and telling the President that the murderer has taken refuge under him Ms. Nirmala de Alwis made a statement to the media.

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      Because those who did the killing did such a bad job running a fake investigation

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      Hey Tamodaya! How can a Tamil appointed panel be independent? It is not very hard to explain this. You explain how all Sinhalese appointed panel investigate war crimes committed by their government?

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      How can Tamils expect any justice from all Sinhala cabinet, police, army, navy, and all the commissions (mostly aborted, miscarried, or never delivered)etc. The whole island is run by racists, murderers, rapists, thugs, robbers, drug peddlers!!!

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        truth

        “The whole island is run by racists, murderers, rapists, thugs, robbers, drug peddlers!”

        They are commonly known as Para-Monk Mahanama Para Sinhala “Buddhists”. Some of them are monks.

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      Tamodaya,

      If you question:

      “How can a Tamil appointed panel be independent!”

      People with integrity are independent.

      I ask you how can the Sinhalese ruling Tamils be fair? Just because they are larger in number?

      It is now obvious to the world that Sinhalese state, rulers and justice have been oppressing Tamils for 66 years.

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      T. Modaya,

      Nice argument, be careful when you are sitting as your brain might get damaged.

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      So your logic is that the panel needs to comprise of Sinhalese and obviously their investigation and results also should be towards the Sinhalese. Today according to GOSL and the Sinhalese, their is nobody in this world who is not being paid by the LTTE sympathizers or diaspora this includes Obama, Ban Ki Moon, Cameron and each and every country leader who voted for the UN resolution. This phrase digests well with the Sinhalese population obviously bcos they know already about their own criminality and culture and thus what happened in 2009. However it makes the Sinhalese and their leaders clowns when it is the only repeated logic and underskirt they can find to hide from the real truth becoming public. One does not need to step into SL to find out about state criminality, their are many who fled who live to tell their tales, Frederica Jansz is another instance.

    • 0
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      as independent as the LLRC comission

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    UN Investigation On Sri Lanka Begins – Email Open To Make Submissions

    “As part of the information accumulation procedures, the OHCHR has welcomed any state, individual or organization to submit information in writing to the OISL through the email: oisl_submissions@ohchr.org.”

    Excellent. Thank you. Smoke out the criminals. With Sufficient data,,the truth will come out.

    Start from Jan 1, 1958. What is the Core Problem? Sinhala Buddhist Racism and chauvinism that was NOT taught by Buddha.

    Is the sun going around the Earth or Earth Going around the Sun. Let’s get the DATA.

    Now what is religion?

    Re Buddhism — ATHEIST POWER!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsgcP65dDOg

    Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

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

    Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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    So the “evidence” will again consist of emails (based on cookie cutter templates put out by the usual sites) sent in by anonymous We Thamizh. Bwahahaha. This has the potential to become an even bigger comedy than the hilarious Darusman show :D

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      Blacker (Siva Bed-Shitter Sankaran Blocker)
      Are you scared mate? I would be if I were you, but no, I don’t think I’d have descended so low as you are said to have done during your time in the army.

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        Oh dear, I’m guessing you were buggered as a child by someone claiming to be Blacker or me and you’re still carrying that scar :D

        I’d suggest you look closer to home to find the perpetrator – more specifically at what your daddy was up to while mummy slept. Perhaps that’ll get you some closure and put and end to your bed shitting episodes :D

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          Truth hurts, doesn’t it mate?
          LMAO!

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            Puhul Dosi

            Siva Sankaran Sarma writes “So the “evidence” will again consist of emails (based on cookie cutter templates put out by the usual sites) sent in by anonymous “

            The Investigating Commission is probably sitting on pile of all forms evidence. Thanks to David, Shvendra, Sarath Fonseka, and hundred of serving and retired army officers and soldiers.

            No harm in jumping ships, switching sides, snitching, betraying, double crossing, …………….

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            But it must be liberating right – will you be pressing charges against daddy? :D

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              Blacker/SSSM,

              ` will you be pressing charges against daddy? :D `

              You had a problem with your daddy (the 2 of you found it difficult to communicate) mini cooper days.

              Shut Up and Keep Chewing foot soldier.

              Tigress – Two Nations

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MrGbYabkZ0

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    It must be a joke.

    With all the evidence available to the contrary that OHCHR deems it fit to request GOSL for, “It will be requested to make an undertaking that no such person shall, as a result of such contact, suffer harassment, threats, acts of intimidation, ill-treatment or reprisals,”

    One can bet any amount of money, the thuggery and intimidation of witnesses will now go up several more notches. Expect to see some crucial witnesses to be taken into custody and held incommunicado or simply to disappear.

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    Given the amount of calamity the world faces its strange Navi Pillai obsession with something that ended 6 years ago.

    Just copy and paste from the Darusman report isn’t it? After that focus on existing and more important challenges.

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    Parents of the poor Baby Monks in Aranthalawa don’t have email.

    Neither do the poor parents of the worshippers in Kathankaddy.

    How can they make submissions?..

    Will our well paid NGOs who collect a colossal LKR 700 Million a year,, mostly from Ms Pillai’s financiers go to those two places and help the people there to present their bit, especially the victim impact statements?.

    Will Ms Pillai be sympathetic to them and recommend the rich and powerful Diaspora to compensate them, with some of their money which they boast would transform the ex LTTE Turf into the Paradise of Eelaam?.

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      “Parents of the poor Baby Monks in Aranthalawa don’t have email”

      Sumane, you can easily find emails of Karuna Amman, Pilleyan, Kumaran Pathmanadan, Daya Master, George Master etc. If not you can get the details from Percy Mahendra Rajapaksha or Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksha.

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        Lapatiya

        I guess all information about all massacres and assassinations are available at MOD.

        The best person is the MOD chief executioner who I guess shares his bed with Pottu Amman.

        How do you intend to collect information on all disappearance from 5th April 1971?

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      Those massacres of Sinhalese in Aranthalawa, Dollar / Kent Farms were certainly done by the LTTE, and that is the reason why the LTTE was classified as a terrorist organization the world over. The world supported the elimination of the LTTE for that reason. However, a democratically elected government cannot behave in the same manner as terrorists on her own minority citizens. While the LTTE comprises of Tamils, all Tamils are not LTTE. This is the fundamental mistake and folly of the Sinhalese and their racist leaders. Even Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew has termed Rajapakse as a racist.
      Human rights abuses happen in other countries, true, but those countries have exemplary leadership, justice and political systems to investigate such criminality committed by the State and punish the perpetrators in a transparent, honest and independent manner and provide reconciliation to the victims. Sri Lanka unfortunately has a horrible record on State Terrorism and cover-ups. This is a country where a international leader was attacked by the same soldier who was giving that leader a Guard of Honor and the perpetrator Wijemini was considered a hero. This is a country that provided a hero’s welcome to Sepala when he hijacked Alitalia flight to Sri Lanka. The Jaffna Library (one of the best in Asia) was burnt down as a punishment to Jaffna Tamils and organized by some of the highest Sinhalese political and armed forces persons. Did you ever see any investigation or justice for that? The records are endless as well as the shame. Even today, we read an extra judicial killing organized by the Police on some suspects who murdered a policemen. 600 policemen were killed in cold blood by the LTTE in Baticoloa, but you fail to mention that the main suspect and perpetrator of this act Karuna Amman is now a senior government member with the Sinhalese government.
      While the terrorist acts and abuses of the terrorist group LTTE needs to be investigated and punished, it is more important to investigate and also punish terrorism and human rights abuses by the Sri Lanka government specifically under the Rajapakse regime where credible evidence has surfaced on genocide of mass murder of Tamils. The Sinhalese need to be given a strong message that their historical arrogance and impunity of criminality and arrogance towards minorities needs to completely stop and held accountable.

    • 0
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      follow the leader who provides quality of life in this world.

      Mama Merkel now prefers the typewriter and snail mail.

    • 0
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      Parents, loved ones, sons, daughter, grand children, neighbours of all those killed by mobs, army, navy, air force, police, thugs, Sinhala ministers private armies, Sinhala goondas by bombing, shelling, etc. from 1956 up to this minute today, all over Sri Lanka is crying for justice!
      They know from day one that they cannot trust any one with even a one percent sinhala blood in them. That is why they asked for seperation! do you get it now! Live and let live!!Let the Tamils go their own way!!

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    Why UN Human Rights Commission interested with Sri Lanka only, but they never interested with war crimes in India (Kashmir), Syria, Israel, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

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      Did you expect the tamil diaspora created by SL Govt by its own actions to
      lie low and watch the developing situation? This is strong and peculiar to
      SL Tamils. Why cannot Kashmiris, Sriyans etc. living abroad push for as
      strongly as Tamils on behalf of their community?

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        he cant think because he was bought up pan- arab (nasser concept).

        His elk also took the country downhill with the kussi amma who married the fascist to hug the postal workers son turned mother of all step fathers.

        Kashmiris are foreigners who came via Khyber pass (Hindu kush) with 4 wives and babies bringing the Sharia law to the sub-continent 1498- Genghis Khan + Barbi — Turko Mogol.

        Whichever party joins this religion party is in to create a mess for the island- the middle east pan-arab (workers); pan islam (monarchy creation to stop the terrorist pan arab)
        Why were these ardent muslims able to save the life of a minor lankan muslim from being beheaded? Pan Arab is not listening because they have no DNA and other is royalty controlled. Its time they get to grips who they are before looking outwards.

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    Ta Modaya,

    Your Name itself suggests what you are.

    Wait for the RAJAPASSA panel to be appointed, then it will be very much independent, just like all other Commissions he has appointed to look into disappearances,killings,corruptions,Ethanol,Heroine and the likes.

    All those were successfully concluded and criminals and culprits have been brought to justice….?

    You are an Ace Modaya..Next you will say that the other Human Rights Officer in the UN is a Muslim and go on and on,just like your racist and uneducated Master MARA.These people are true professionals in their respective fields unlike your hand picked crooks appointed by MARA to all the important positions. Grow up will you and change your e mail name from Ta MODAYA,it exposes your stupidity.

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    When will the investigation on Israel will be begin inviting submissions?

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    25 sample letters that you could use to submit your letters
    to the OISL Panel (If not already done so).Please use these letters if
    you do not find time to write your own letters.

    Please submit your letter to the OISL Panel, even if you are not directly affected by the conflict and crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lankan forces and its leaders.

    Make sure, you attach your postal address and the country of residence
    in your letter : )

    The letters does not need to be long, even few lines should do. Please
    appeal to the panel to ask U.N. to investigate Sri Lanka for war
    crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide of Tamils.

    For more Information about UN Submission ( English /Tamil) Please go
    to bellow link:
    http://tinyurl.com/nbe9vk8

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      LOL, thanks for proving my point :D

      And the panel will find that the submissions are reliable as they all say the same thing. They’ll talk about how “eyewitness” accounts originating from western ghettos are consistent and corroborate each other – because We Thamizh are using the same set of templates :D

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    Really a singhala team can investigate the war crime on tamils only after invstigating the crime commited to singhalese youths(many of them were not involved with JVP).I do not think there is much difference between Bhudism and Hindusi.If bhudists only can live in srilanka, how come Gotha lived in US-please some one ask him personaly and answer if they survive white van.

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    If UN can hang Rajapakshas on their balls at Galle Face, I will be there to clap.

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      You should focus your efforts on forcing the Rajapakses to convert to Tamil Hinduism – then you won’t have to wait forever, just until Thaipusam :D

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    I believe Navi Pillai is after revenge as she is angered by the humiliating defeat suffered by Tamil Terrorists at the hands of Sri lankan forces. I think her ego is damaged as with others who supported the Terrorists. If she is concerned for loss of innocent lives, she would be active now with saving innocent Palestinian lives. But she won’t since I believe she does not want to upset her pay masters in doing that. Is that impartiality?

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      lal loo

      “I believe Navi Pillai is after revenge as she is angered by the humiliating defeat suffered by Tamil Terrorists at the hands of Sri lankan forces.”

      But Mervyn Silva tried his best to calm her down by his offer of marriage proposal.

      I thought Mervyn Silva had managed to shape and resolve those acrimonious disputes/issues between the state and the private person Navi Pillai through his a generous offer.

      Didn’t it work?

      Poor MR, what is he going to do now?

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        Dear Native V

        “Poor MR, what is he going to do now?” Why! Podi-ura! Have’nt you heard MR’s address even to foreign audiences here in the past few days. He attacks the USA directly. GR is trying to win friends with the US by using ex-Wharf Clerk Sajin Vaas to buy as many PR firms as possible in the US – to lighten matters. The Brothers have come to terms the fate that overtook Liberia’s Charles Taylor cannot be avoided. Sri Lanka is about to make history – again. Therefore, they use the BBS and the street thugs to create the conditions in the country to suggest because they spoke against the USA, they are in trouble with the UN.

        The UN, on the other hand, appears to have made up its mind they will not be cowed down by cardboard Sandows – like Kudu Mervin whom the Brothers used to humiliate Mrs. Navi Pillay.

        Coming colours for The Bros ain’t good at all.

        Backlash

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          Backlash

          The guardian angel is Hindia.

          MR and his war criminals will survive thanks to Hindian foreign policy or lack of it.

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            Native Veddah

            India did not forgive Mrs B for assisting the Pakistani War machine in 1971. They publicly ignored her funeral. They cared
            tuppence for Anura’s funeral too. Comparatively, they gave
            the late Thondaman much greater public respect. That was India’s answer to the con the Bandaranaiakes (after SWRD) foisted on the Lankan people of the “special bond between the Nehrus/Gandhis and the Bandas” When CBK visited Delhi early this year and Bangalore recently she was nothing more than another tourist?? She is said to be struggling to get an appointment with NaMo presently. India is unlikely to forgive the Rajapakses who have increased India’s security concerns by cozying up to the Chinese and the Paks unduly since 2006 – both no special friends of Bharat Matha.
            Surely, you cannot blame the Indians – can you?

            Backlash

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    To me all this look like the ongoing boring tele-drama Malee 2. Please watch it(back from few months). Most of the time the evil wins(with a Malayali woman with more powers than Veda Nenda). I am waiting to see something good.

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    Israel, dismissed Pillay’s U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry on its fight with Hamas as a “kangaroo court”.

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      Mec_leaks- `Boo`ts

      There is at least one solution to a problem.

      The monkey court is what is on.

      Check the evolution of the word kangaroo court- spring action.

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    So Tamils will get Tamil Elam?

    LOL!

    This is begging for more Tamil deaths.

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