15 November, 2018

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Uncovering Sri Lanka’s ‘White Flag Incident’

By Frances Harrison –

Frances Harrison

The stocky Tamil man twisted himself nervously inside his thin black anorak, ill suited to one of the iciest days of winter, as he explained how he turned informer, betraying the very man he was supposed to protect, in order to save his own life. We endured the bone-chilling cold sitting outdoors on a deserted verandah sipping coffee in a café in Victoria Station, interrupted occasionally by the peremptory platform announcements. Indoors it was warm but there were too many people who might be listening; after all, we were talking about summary execution.

Kumaran, who doesn’t want to give his real name out of fear, had once been a Tamil Tiger rebel fighting for a separate homeland in north-eastern Sri Lanka. Now a refugee in a land where he doesn’t speak the language, he still exudes the confidence that might come from having once carried a gun. This was a man trusted enough to be the bodyguard of the political leaders of the Tamil Tigers.

In the chaos of the last weeks of the civil war in 2009, Kumaran was badly injured when a cluster bomb landed close to him. Medicine and even bandages were running out and the handful of doctors left were amputating limbs with butcher’s knives and no anesthetic. Without medical treatment Kumaran had no chance of recovery. He decided to make a run for it across the frontline – first throwing away the cyanide capsule that’s standard issue for Tamil Tigers rebels to swallow in case of capture.

Surrender

Telling the story of his escape, Kumaran is tellingly short on details.  Tamil Tiger rebels were supposed to fight to the death – surrender was considered a cowardly act of self-preservation.

As soon as he crossed the frontline, two former rebels turned traitor immediately spotted Kumaran and pointed him out to the army.

“They had no choice if they wanted to live,” Kumaran said with sympathy. “They only informed on people who were very obviously fighters and would be noticed anyway,” he said, explaining why he too turned informer once in the hands of the enemy. The screams of his comrades being tortured in the detention centre were enough to turn him.

I was sitting in a deserted portion of Victoria Station across a table from Kumaran and a second Tamil man who used to teach maths in another life. They are the first eyewitnesses to come forward to speak about what’s known as “the white flag incident”. This euphemistically refers to the murder of a group of Tamil Tiger political wing leaders after they had negotiated a surrender on the last day of the war.

Frantic

Even the Sri Lankan President knew that the group planned to surrender  – they’d sent frantic messages through everyone they could think of – the UN, the Red Cross, Norwegian diplomats, Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin, intermediaries in Europe and a Tamil member of parliament. All the indications from top officials in the Sri Lankan government were reassuring – that the surrender would indeed be accepted in accordance with the Geneva Convention.

One of those surrendering was Pulidevan, whom I’d known more than a decade ago when he was a peace negotiator for the Tamil Tigers and I was the BBC correspondent based in Sri Lanka. Puli – as his friends called him – loped about in that slightly ungainly apologetic way tall men sometimes do in places where being short is the norm. He loved nothing more than to sit down on his office sofa and chew over the current political situation at rapid speed like a man starved of discussion. When I left Sri Lanka for another posting he resolutely stayed in touch.

By the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009 Puli started coming online almost daily to chat. It was a desperate cry for help. Sometimes we discussed politics, battlefield strategy and the uncertain future, but mostly he wanted to escape the daily reality of severed body parts and screaming mothers. It’s a strange thing but if you talk to someone continuously through months of war you start rooting for their survival even though rationally the chances are slim. We even discussed the fact that if he was caught trying to escape or surrender he’d likely be killed.

For the last four years I’ve been trying to piece together what really happened to Puli and the others. This meeting in Victoria Station was a huge breakthrough. It was surreal to be discussing layer upon layer of treachery on the battlefields of northern Sri Lanka amid the mundane hustle and bustle of commuters in the middle of London.

Soon we’re drawing an untidy map on my notebook to mark the frontline and the bridge across the lagoon over which tens of thousands of emaciated civilians escaped at the end  – leaving behind them billowing black smoke and pounding shells. Kumaran shows me where he was positioned by the Sri Lankan military – behind an earthen embankment near a tree. The army wanted him to confirm the identity of the Tiger political leaders crossing over. Who better than their former bodyguard? It never crossed Kumaran’s mind that he was endangering them because this was clearly a well-planned and organised surrender. Senior Sri Lankan military officials were everywhere with bodyguards and walkie-talkies.

White flag

The first batch to cross the frontline carrying a white flag included the wife of the Tiger political leader. She was not a Tamil but Sinhalese – the same ethnic group as the soldiers. As they approached she was urgently screaming something in their language that Kumaran couldn’t understand – probably urging the soldiers to hold their fire. He watched the Tiger leaders cross over. They were received by the soldiers who escorted them across the bridge, moving towards a cluster of vehicles in the distance. More groups of Tigers walked past him at intervals and surrendered.

Once it was over Kumaran waited around for an hour or so before being driven away by the military. After a while Kumaran, sitting in the back of a pick-up truck, noticed a crowd of soldiers gathered alongside some open ground next to the road. They were taking pictures on their mobile phones of corpses laid out there. As they drove past Kumaran was horrified to see Puli and his boss, Nadesan, the political leader, lying there dead, their shirts stripped off their torsos.

Kumaran quickly understood that as a witness to this crime he was even more in danger than before. “I thought if they can do this to them, what can they do to me,” he recalled, his eyes filling with tears, “one of the hardest things in the hours and days ahead was to keep this knowledge inside me and not speak of it to anyone”.

Kumaran had no idea that there were other Tamil witnesses to the surrender who might also make it abroad one day. Sitting next to him is Sharmilan, who once taught maths to rows of neatly dressed school children in blue and white uniforms in the area of northern Sri Lanka under the control of the Tigers. He won’t tell me his real name or which school he worked in lest it identify him and endanger his relatives in Sri Lanka.

Sipping coffees to keep warm and keeping a careful eye on who was coming and going in the cafe, the two men are cordial but not especially chummy with each other. There’s awkward laughter all round when I ask Sharmilan if he was forcibly recruited by the Tigers. He cited the rule that every family had to give one fighter to the rebels – and goes on to explain how after only a month’s training he was press ganged into digging bunkers and disposing of dead bodies in the last year of the war.

The night before the top political leaders of the Tamil Tiger surrendered, Sharmilan had decided to make a run for it with a large group of civilians. It was still dark so the army held them in a destroyed building on the frontline waiting for dawn.

Escort

Sharmilan was surprised when he looked through the window and saw the Tiger political leaders walk by with white flags; he knew surrender was a taboo for an organization that glorified martyrdom. Sharmilan observed the soldiers receive the first group of about 15 people and frisk them for weapons before escorting them over a bridge until they disappeared from sight. In the distance he spotted not just military vehicles but also big white jeeps of the kind used by international aid organisations. Sharmilan estimates there were about five hundred soldiers in the area. He’s adamant all the Tiger political leaders surrendered successfully.

This is of course not what the Sri Lankan military says. It claimed that the Tigers were shot in the back by their own people. If this were the case it’s surprising the military never produced the bodies as evidence of the rebels’ perfidy. Instead they quickly disposed of all the evidence.

After a while a photograph appeared on the Internet – probably shot by one of the soldiers Kumaran saw. It showed the half naked corpses of  Puli and his boss, Nadesan, with burn marks and lacerations on the front belly. Puli’s chest had what appeared to be a bullet entry wound while Nadesan looked as if it had been shot in the side of the face.

It appears the Sri Lankan government did not want to take senior leaders of the Tamil Tigers prisoner, especially those who were well connected and spoke English.  Their detention and any legal proceedings would be subject to international scrutiny for a long time to come. This was a risk as they were witness to multiple war crimes – the deliberate bombing of hospitals, food queues and civilian safe zones by government forces. And there was the chance that alive these men could lead Sri Lankan Tamils in another chapter of their struggle. The victors wanted a definitive end to the conflict. But in their haste they violated one of the most basic norms of war. Without respect for the white flag there’s no way to protect civilians and those who decide to stop fighting.

Even with a group as disciplined and inured to casualties as the Tamil Tigers there came a point when many of its members could see no use in fighting on. The two men shivering opposite me in Victoria Station ignored the organisation’s mantra of martyrdom and chose instead to save themselves. Now by coming forward to tell their stories they’ve put themselves at risk once again.

Frances Harrison is a former BBC foreign correspondent based in Sri Lanka.This article was first published by Asian Correspondent.

Related posts;

Two New Witnesses Claim They Independently Saw “The White Flag Incident”

A Strong Witness Of Sri Lanka’s War Crimes Was Killed

White Flag Case:Frederica’s Lies And The Illegal Bench

White Flag Case:Justice Warawewa’s judgment contradicts Wikileaks

White Flag Case: Illegal bench sentenced Fonseka for three years

WikiLeaks: Fonseka Opens Up Pandora’s Box

WikiLeaks:Fonseka Did Discuss The “White Flags Story” with US

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    CREATIVE NON-FICTION 101

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      Ms Harrison seems to have made use of everything possible, from cluster bombs to anesthetic-free amputations. I’m surprised her “witnesses” didn’t claim that the surrenderees were all killed in a hospital by white phosphorous and then all raped. Would have sounded better.

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        David ;

        You were with S L ARMY,
        So you know the Truth.

        Gota Was with the S L ARMY,
        And NOW WITH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
        so He Knows The Truth.

        SO DID I,
        AND I ALSO KNOW SOME TRUTH is there.
        AND THAT IS NOT HALF TRUTH ,

        AND YOU ARE TRYING TO SAY US THAT MODAWANGSA’s MANTRA,

        “BABA HUKUN”????????????????????.

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          Do you have a question; or a point?

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          You sound a bit like simple minded person, if you know what I mean which I doubt.

          I would like to understand your point

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    May be true. But it is tainted evidence. It may be good enough for a journalist, but will not be good enough in any legal tribunal.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Don’t worry your master gota is safe for now

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      Look.. look… there was someone with Sudhidhar. Let’s get that person to give evidence. Tell us DOCTOR, there were pictures of have burnt bodies of Pulithevan and Nadesan. Let’s say LTTE boys shot at their own people. They lit fire as well??

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      RN

      I must tell you some of your comments are highly irresponsible, insentive and deplorable. I’m not a fan of p’thevan or Nadesan. Many organisations have raised questions about the way these people were killed. These dead people need justice. You’d better learn to respect the dead people. Please behave like a cultured person.

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        Irresponsible or inconvenient? Read the link given by Vichara below. The narrative therein is the clearest yet to emerge about the final stage of the war.

        Dr.RN

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    To be expected these two witnesses will be attacked viciously by the alleged criminals and their supporters.
    If one thing stands out of all this, it is the consistent denials by the Sri Lankan government, and every single photograph, or witness, that comes out of this horrible event, dismissed as fake, doctored, or if a human being, called liars, and even LTTE sympathizer, if journalist. It is stunning that the Rajapaksa’s and their supporters want the world to believe that they fought a bloodless war, and that not one single war crime was committed by a magnificient faultless army. It is amazing that all deaths that occurred was in the hands of the LTTE. Here we have an authenticated picture of Prabakaran’s son before and after his death, and this again, was the fault of the Tigers. Funny, the Sri Lankan government protests too much.
    I doubt the international community would bring all charges against the Sri Lankan government on fake photographs, false doctored videos, and have so many witnesses to these atrocities, and hold the Sri Lankan government accountable based on such flimsy evidence, if they know such evidence can be easily proved or disproved scientifically. Obviously there is lots more pictures, and witnesses, that we do not know about.
    Obviously the Rajapaksa know of these incriminating facts, that is why they dodge, are on the defensive, and have stalled all investigations and visits by international officials. If the guilty are afraid, then the Rajapaksa’s have surely acting guilty. After a while the blaming of other “western” nations, Clinton, Pillay, Norwegians, and every single entity that criticizes war crimes or policies of the Rajapaksa government, gets old and stale.

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    My heart goes to the boys, girls, men, women combatants form both side of the conflict, my heart goes for the men, women, children, Tamil Sinhala Muslim which were killed in this conflict, which were fueled by politicians of both sides Sinhala & Tamil, local & international.
    We SRI LANKANS lost so much in the last 30 years.
    Which WAR has been fought with proper rules of engagement? Iraq? Afghanistan? Palestine? Serbian? Kashmir? Chechnya? Northern Ireland? War on Terror ???

    WE have lost, no one won

    What civil about WAR anyway???

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      What about the lives lost between 1948 & 1983?

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    May be soon we could expect another Air Parippu drop….this time to Colombo……or fishing boats invasion to Jaffna.

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    The story is very convincing! I don’t see how Kumaran survived as if he was a witness why did the Army let him go? If he was pointed out to the Army as a prominent fighter then he would have been eliminated too if the others were eliminated as he says!

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    Another story that runs true to form. Here are two supposed LTTE fighters whom the SL armed forces ostensibly spared despite eliminating others like him. And of course, they only give assumed first names for fear of reprisals. And how dramatic of Frances Harrison to conclude with the line “Now by coming forward to tell their stories they’ve put themselves at risk once again.”..At risk from whom, dear lady? After all they are now in the UK, so, they should have nothing to fear from the SL authorities.

    I think you should tell this to the Marines!

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      @fred

      Recently a Tamil diaspora guy living in France, sympathetic to the LTTE was killed by Sri Lankan intelligence operatives…and have you forgotten how KP was abducted from a foreign country and bought to SL? Of course their lives are in danger after these revelations.

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        The Tamils in Paris were known for ‘tribal’ fighting and how are you certain it was a SL intelligence operative who did the killing?
        As for KP, isn’t he doing quite nicely, thank you.

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    Recent ‘accidental’ civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

    13 Feb 2013: 10 people killed, including women and children, in a Nato air strike in Kunar province
    14 Oct 12: Three civilians die during a Nato operation in Helmand province
    6 Jun 12: 18 civilians killed in a Nato air strike in Logar province

    This is the difference between US and NATO troops and the idiotic SL government and their armed forces. US and NATO forces don’t try to fool the world by trotting out “zero casualties” tall stories. When they accidently kill civilians, they admit it and pay the survivours and their family members compensation.

    If only the SL government had acknowledged a few crimes and prosecuted a few who were guilty, they would not be getting so much heat from the international community.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21642531

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21626049

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      You are correct. Take the US for instance, they have also been guilty of various crimes against civilians, but when confronted by pictures, videos, and incriminating evidence, they do not attack the messenger, nor dismiss pictures or video as fake or doctored. They admit to the crime, and many survivors do get compensated.
      It appears the Sri Lankan government is unable to admit to any human rights violations, war crimes, or be accountable for any of the wrong doings. This is sheer arrogance, or stupidity, depends how one looks at this. Have the Sri Lankan people ever heard the Rajapaksa regime admit to their mistakes?

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        Agreed. But alas denials are part of our national psyche. Whatever happens no one takes ownership.

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      If you have no fear of retribution, you can admit to anything. The US is responsible for more war crimes and more civilian casualties post-WW2 than the rest of the world put together, and they get off scot free. Why won’t they admit it? :D Dick Cheney, who should be on trial at the Hague is making money off his memoirs, and has just been paid big bucks for the film version.

      Shehan/Duncy, either you are the most naive human being alive, or you are a complete idiot.

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    When will you start documenting henious LTTE crimes Frances? Just wondering.

    Come have Coffee in Sri Lanka with survivors of political assasinations by LTTE. We have thousands of witnesses willing to talk to you with their names and photos in the press.

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      They paid the price for their crime, when will rajpakse and his thugs going to pay their crime against tamil people…

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        1. Forced opening of LTTE’s “Gates of Hell” in the Vanni was a crime?

        2. Releasing 300 000 Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka from the clutches of the worst terrorist outfit the world has ever seen was a crime?

        3. How about the criminals of the LTTE diaspora who collected money in the West? Then sent it over to VP for killings in Sri Lanka for 30 years? When will they pay for those dispicable crimes?

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          1. who said LTTE rule was Hell. It is the bombings of Wannni by Murderous Regime in Colombo was the hell
          2.Who said they were in the Clutches of LTTE. They were living happily under LTTE. 300,000 were brought from paradise except murderous bommbings even of Hospitals, to hell the MaRa rule and are still living in Hell
          3.Tamil Diaspora were Freedom supporters who were collecting money to get the Tamils living in hell hole of Sri Lanka from 1948 i.e for 60 Years out of it.

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          Damn fool u are,who told u tamils are liberated from ltte. who asked u to liberate. Yes ltte made mistake, Mad praba beleived in arm struggle because sinhala budhist facism against tamil people for long time. i dont want go into stupid histaory again. Look whats happening now, what a chance to solve long running tamil question. what your people doing in north east of srilanka. Do you beleive people live in north east free. Big no, go and ask them what they are missing in their life right now… Yes praba made mistake, he should have prooved this world sinhala budhism never allow tamil speaking people live in free in their own land. Yes he made big mistake never listened to any one. Yes he made mistake after 9/11 he should have change his struggle against this sinhala fascism against tamils. Hope IC now realise what damn mistake they done to tamil people.

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        BTW, who is responsible for killing 6000 SLA soldiers during the last phase of Ealam War IV?

        Who is responsible for 25 000-30 000 SLA soldiers of wheels chairs etc after the last phase of Ealam War IV?

        Why was SLA casualty rate so high? Soldiers put themselves in the firing line during the rescue effort.

        SLA soldiers are human too. Sent to war by their country. They have families that grieve.

        Who sent the money to LTTE from abroad to buy these dreadful weapons? So that, they could kill SLA soldiers like flies. The ethno-nationalistic LTTE diaspora did. Criminals. Must be exposed and punished.

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          6,000 soldiers went to fight a war. 100,000 innocnet Civilians killing is murder and war crime.
          Dreadfil weapons such as cluster bombs and chemical weapons that were banned were used by Government to murder this 100,000 civilians not by LTTE
          Tamisl disapora was freedom supporters not murderers like teh Rajapkase Government

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          Ben ;
          You Asked?
          BTW, who is responsible for killing 6000 SLA soldiers during the last phase of Ealam War IV?

          Who is responsible for 25 000-30 000 SLA soldiers of wheels chairs etc after the last phase of Ealam War IV?
          Why was SLA casualty rate so high? Soldiers put themselves in?.

          Are you going to escape from the guilty of all this racial killing in SRI LANKA since Independence.
          you too have a part of that.
          dont you think so???.

          [I was born after a decade of so called Independence,because i believe that is change of hands only.]

          WE ALL ARE Responsible.
          People to politicos.
          AND INDIA AND MOST OF THE Western countries had supported that too.

          And Remember the MAHAJARA Prsidente declared that we have got well disciplined [un],well trained soldiers in the field, to Nambiar the indian.
          and a WELL EXPERIENCED SECRETARY TO THE DEFENCE MINISTRY.
          Then, HOW, WHY was S L Army casualty figure / rate so high???????????.

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        Karma works in inexplicable ways. It is also a relentless force that is more judicious than any judge could be. Justice shall ultimately prevail. It is not for us know in what form it will come and what result it will bring. The LTTE has been punished as you say. The instruments of this punishment were the armed forces of the GoSL and the GOSL itself. Karma has already punished the greater offender, as it should. In the judgement of Karma the GOSL and its arms were probably the lesser offenders. However, if the GOSL does not learn the right lessons and do what is right by the Tamils, it too will pay a price. Let the Tamils not once again become the relatively worse offender once again, in the eyes of Karma and as per the rules of Dharmam .

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Whole world was against LTTE. Let the whole world be aginst the Rajapkase and finish them off

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      Ben Hurling

      “When will you start documenting henious LTTE crimes Frances?”

      Don’t you have one you made earlier?

      What a shame?

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    This story is full of holes.
    Read DBS Jeyaraj for a plausible version in the foll link:
    http://www.globalpeacesupport.com/2009/12/ltte-leaders-who-surrendered-were-killed-by-army-special-forces/

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      Vichara, DBSJ is on the same side as KP of the LTTE. It is he who wrote about the hoax of KP capture to give credence to the story. This lot of Tamils are working hand in glove with MR on a deal made by the Americans. They expected to woo the Tamil diaspora to come and invest their wealth in the Northeast advertising the War was over. However the Tamil diaspora is rather vary without a proper solution to the Tamils to invest in the North or to come and settle down. The infrastructure is now iddling with no show of people or activity. Good for MR for his schemeing.

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        Gamini,

        Incidentally, the government is doing everything possible to prevent the Tamil Diaspora from returning and settling here. The rules for dual citizenship are being reformulated for this purpose. The rules are also being designed now to prevent purchase of lands , houses and apartments at levels below the fifth floor by foreigners, which includes the Tamil Diaspora. The Tamils’ right to sing the national anthem in Tamil has been removed by an administrative order. The government will never forget the advice given by former governor Jayawardene of the Central Bank- ‘ Make Tamils a manageable minority’ . That is what the Tamils have been made and will continue to be. The Tamils themselves lent a very genourous hand in achieving this objective.
        They yet do.

        Do not blame the Americans and other agents. No one can beat the contribution of the LTTE , the Tamil political leadership and their acolytes, and sections of the Tamil Diaspora in making the soup the Tamils are in today. Unless we see the mote in our own eyes and work to remove it, there will be no purpose pointing at the speck in the eyes of others.

        Further, DBSJ is the only Tamil journalist who has tried to be scrupulously fair in dealing with stories relating to the war and Tamils. He also until recently provided a forum where the likes of us could express our opinions without restrictions. I am sad this forum is no more, while welcoming the opportunity the CT is providing us.

        Democracy is a game, where every opinion counts and has to respected, if not accepted. What emerges is the nearest to the truth . Open debate and a multi-faceted discussion creates the public opinion, which in a democracy is the voice of God ( Vox Populi Vox Dei). What is nearest to the truth, is what is nearest to the God, we seek.

        Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Vitharane,

      Thanks for providing the DBSJ link.

      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran.

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        Should be Vichara.
        Dr. RN

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    In 1990, in Eastern Sri Lanka upto nearly 800 Sri Lankan police officers surrendered to the Tamil Tigers after being offered safe conduct and release. They were then taken to the Vinayagapuram and Trincomalee jungles. Once they had arrived, the LTTE cadres lined up the officers, tied their hands behind their backs and shot them dead. In all, 600 to 774 police officers died.
    (Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_massacre_of_Sri_Lankan_Police_officers)

    As they say, people reap what they sow.

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      Man who did that is a Minister in your Rajapakse government. He has not reaped anything except ministerial luxuries and free ride to UK and Back

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    @Candidly

    If as you say, “people reap what they sow.”…then one day the RogerPox Sirs and others responsible for the killing of Tamil civilians will also get their comeuppance no? ;)

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    When the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the Nazi death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
    He did this because he said in words to this effect:
    “Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”

    …well in Sri Lanka plenty of racist bastards are in denial of what happened to the Tamils during the last days of the war, and it’s still not even 4 years since the war ended.

    …in the case of the idiotic SL armed forces, they themselves took pictures of their atrocities and then sold it to the diaspora and the west effectively giving them the rope with which to hang themselves.
    This is the age of the internet, and all those pictures and video footage is never going to go away. As long as there is no independent commission on war crimes in SL, and no justice done… the majority of this country are destined to be branded as a race of murders for the rest of their lives.

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      Then why is it that when President Obama was shown pictures of the rape, torture, and pedophilia at Abu Ghraib, he ordered the pictures suppressed? Why is it that no one has seen any of the pictures, except the ones in media hands? Why, Duncy/Shehan, why oh why?

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    Nice script. Try selling it to James Cameroon,Steven Speilberg, no,no. Try Quinten Tarentino, he will be the best! to make this peace of trash into a block buster!

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      Is it you to Like what happened in Mohammad’s era at Yarmuk,Qadisia Ohoad or al Badr in Saudi Arabia.

      Enjoying of killings of humans ???????????????.

      What About if It happened to Palestinians in Gaza or Taliban in Hindu kush.?.

      they already made few films on Bin Ladien and Al Qaeda.
      but,
      Muslims of Shihas And Shitis did not approve that.

      Who ever you are? Dosn’t it Shame to your Muslim-an Name?

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    Ever since President Rajapake came to power, the family dictators were leading a double life with a hidden adjanda. Ever since bribing LTTE to win 2005 elections, remanding Gen. Sarath Fonseka, impeaching CJ…all are inter related as part of the chapter of Rajapakse Dictatorship.

    President Rajapakse had enough and more ways and time to reconcile with both International and tamil community even after killing their leaders against international norms. Still without doing it MR started celebrating war with Kiribath and politicising war win in order to implement 18th amendment in a hurry to further strengthen his political power.

    There are few ouestions to answer…

    1)Why Rajapakses did not carry out their promises to UN by killing tiger . fighters and leaders who carried white flags to surrender.
    21)Why Rajapakses refuse to admit war atrocities.
    3)Why Rajapakses did not implement LLRC.
    4)Why Rajapakses did not allow our UN inspectors to refgee camps and UN . . reps . to solve this tamil issue amicably with Govt.
    5)Why Rajapakses impressioned Gen.Sarath Fonseka and Impeached only woman . Chief justice while killing reporters, journalists and human rights . . . activists…..
    6)Why Rajapakses did not allow our Sri Lankan UNHRC Delegates to resolve this HR issue amicably without been arrogant and totally denying war . . . actorities with them.
    7)Why Rajapakses acting so stupid in this developped, cultured and modern . world where all the info. is available, accessed and shared throughout . the world in mili seconds. Sri Lanka is neither Rajapakses back yard or . personal property and he should know about it.

    Yes US, Europe and other western and eastern countries have done war actoricities…..but they admit them and paid compensation to war victims.
    For Example Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afganistan,Libya,…all these countries have been compensated heavily by the Western world.

    But unfortunately we have fallen to the level of Sudan,kosovo, Zimbabwe, Ruwanda etc.

    Yes both JVP and LTTE rose against respective governments taking arms to fulfill their ambitions but failed and paid dearly.

    It is Rajapakses duty to reveal everything what took place during and aftern the LTTE war…..or someone else will tell what happened and it will be too late then.

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    Why it took 4-years to fabricate a story. Even one could fabricate an empire estate buildinbg in less than 4-years. LOL

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    I fail to see the big fuss over the white flag business. VP had his opportunity to release the civilian hostages and surrender after Killi fell in January 2009. Instead he herded his human shields for another round. He resisted further attempts and even used a ceasefire on 31st January 2009 to launch a highly effective counterattack on Army lines, hoping to keep the fighting going for as long as possible hoping for international intervention. VP’s actions prolonged the agony and lead to the deaths of thousands of Tamil civilians, never mind SLA troops.

    The remaining LTTErs should be thanking the SLA for enabling VP to die like he promised.

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    If everyone claims to have so much of clean evidence why cant they file a legal case against the identified criminals rather than wasting time writing these stories to the press.?

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      For the risk of their own lives? Think.

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        What risk? Ch4 claims that no one living in SL helped them with their movie.

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    I guess they didn’t have any more cyanide capsules left after handing them out to the women and child soldiers :)

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    You need to wonder why these men were prepared to travel through safe countries on the way to Londonistan when they could have gone home to India?
    They are telling this naive journalist what they know she want to hear.
    The tiger leaders were almost certainly executed on the orders of little Gota.

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    This lady is now making money from writing books about dead LTTe people good way to earn money from other people suffering

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