18 June, 2019

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UNHRC Cannot Rely On Sri Lanka To Prosecute Its Armed Forces – Part III

By Usha S Sri-Skanda Rajah –

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah

As the search for justice for victims of the Tamil genocide continues.

– While the application of ‘universal jurisdiction’ by individual states to prosecute war criminals must be pursued rigorously, the way forward for member states of the UN Human Rights Council is to lobby the UN Security Council for an ICC referral or for the establishment of an international special criminal tribunal for Sri Lanka.

This is part 3 of a series of articles showing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) cannot rely anymore on the Sri Lankan government to prosecute members of its armed forces and senior political leaders – those responsible for, “some of the worst crimes in the 21st century.” The way forward for member states of the UN Human Rights Council is to lobby the UN Security Council for an ICC referral.

While part 1 argues the case that prolonged reliance on Sri Lanka to prosecute its war criminals is unsustainable, Part 2 makes it more crystal clear that those prosecutions would not be forthcoming, by examining among other, the role played by Sri Lanka’s current president, the plethora of Sri Lanka’s lies, the phenomena of double talk, its sworn loyalty to its armed forces as well as its flawed ‘war on terror’ narrative in addition to the never ending triumphalism mentality, the volatile political situation in Sri Lanka, the probability that President Sirisena running for a second term in 2020, is likely to team up with Gotabaya Rajapaksa as his prime minister – the former defense secretary, alleged architect of the genocidal war and war time atrocities, presumably with the backing of China. (Since writing Part 1, Sirisena has voted against the ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, he was initially expected to vote for it – the fact he chickened out was looked upon as a betrayal and a hammer blow to the Mahinda Rajapksa crowd). Albeit there’s no denying the current chaotic political scene in Sri Lanka only exacerbates the issue, supporting the contention that Sri Lanka cannot be relied upon to prosecute its armed forces. More catastrophic political developments in the cards as the presidential elections draws near in 2020 would only further impede the search for justice for the victims of the Tamil genocide…

Part 3 goes to the core commitments that Sri Lanka is supposed to deliver that needs fulfilling, shining a light on serious ongoing violations and exposing its inherent and open bias towards the security forces and the protection it offers them, which together reinforce the argument at the very heart of these series of articles – that the UNHRC cannot rely anymore on the Sri Lankan government to prosecute members of its armed forces and senior political leaders.

Scrutinizing Sri Lanka’s implementation of Resolutions 30/1 and 34/L1 and its rather spurious claims of compliance through the prism of some damning reports, among other, the report released by the Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP), a must read, parts of which is discussed in part 1, it is clear, it didn’t need rocket science for member states to pick up on Sri Lanka’s ‘dithering’, ‘procrastination’ and ‘bad faith’ – brought home by some disturbing findings from the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) the Sri Lanka Campaign (SLC), Freedom from Torture. Aljazeera and UN mandate holders, among other.

Fact Checking Reveal Extent of Non-Compliance, Deceptions and Cunning:

Yet again Sri Lanka has failed to deliver on its transitional justice commitments; failed to take concrete action to prosecute perpetrators of ongoing violations including torture and sexual violence. And only by fact checking everyone of those commitments Sri Lanka signed up to, with the real situation on the ground, the extent of Sri Lanka’s non-compliance, deception, lies, its  dubious and cunning approach to accountability; its calculated indifference, indeed its attempts to escape from establishing a hybrid court – is revealed. The Mid-Term Report on Sri Lanka prepared by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) together with its rebuttal to the statement made by Sri Lanka’s foreign minister to the UNHRC, says it all – with respect to the implementation of it commitments, Sri Lanka gets a failing grade. TGTE’s findings are an expose on Sri Lanka’s attempts to con its way out of the situation with all talk and no action.    

In Part 1, we drew attention to the 3rd Spot report, released by MAP, a panel of experts in the field “established to provide independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations on the progress of transitional justice in Sri Lanka.” The 34 page report, captioned: ‘How the International Community’s Passivity Has Enabled Further Mass Atrocities in Sri Lanka: the Case of Ongoing Illegal Detention, Torture, and Sexual Violence’, serves as a continuing indictment on Sri Lanka. Expressing a lack of confidence in Sri Lanka’s ability to address impunity, MAP urges the UNHRC, “to lobby the UN Security Council to refer the Sri Lanka situation to the International Criminal Court, as a statement of support to the victims and human-rights defenders seeking accountability in Sri Lanka.”

MAP’s Catalogue of Sri Lanka’s Serious Ongoing Violations:

MAP lists, “serious crimes, the Sri Lankan security forces continue to commit – including illegal detention, torture and sexual violence – with impunity,” catalogued by “credible observers”, crimes, which it attributes to, “seemingly, the failure of the international community to hold Sri Lanka to account for past crimes,” that has, it says, “encouraged the continuation of such violations.”

Map laid out its concerns citing many reports and statistics: for one the report filed by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary detention, which points to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) “as one of the key enablers of arbitrary detention for over four decades.” Further, sharing both the findings of the Sri Lanka Campaign on surveillance and the stats provided by Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission on unlawful arrests and torture by police where, “in the first three quarters of 2017, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka received 5614 complaints, 1174 of them related to unlawful arrest and torture by police,” MAP surmises how the heavy handedness of the security services has had an impact on the community, leaving , “many Tamils fearing they might be abducted, arbitrarily detained, tortured, sexually abused or killed as security forces continue ‘surveillance, harassment and intimidation’.”  MAP believes and has always warned: “the right choices will help foster accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, while the wrong ones will not only waste an opportunity to deliver meaningful justice to victims, but also undermine stability for years to come.”

Sri Lanka’s Attempt Yet Again to Manipulate Casualty Figures:

MAP also points to Sri Lanka’s attempt yet again to manipulate the casualty figures, using Sri Lanka’s long time friend and ally Lord Naseby – who typically called on the UN to reduce the estimated 40,000 figure to 7000 or 8000 – an improvement, I say, on Sri Lanka’s earlier “zero casualties” narrative, not forgetting how it hid actual casualty numbers at the height of the war to mislead the UN hierarchy. While Sirisena unashamedly thanked Naseby for his part in Sri Lanka’s shenanigans, the attempt to distort numbers didn’t convince those it was meant to persuade: “While much was made by the Sri Lankan press about the call for a revision of the number of casualties, the attempt was ‘summarily dismissed by the British government via its High Commissioner in Colombo’. Lord Nasby’s bias was plain for everyone to see.”

Sri Lanka’s Highest Prosecuting Official Appears for Army Officer in an ‘Enforced Disappearance’ case:      

A disturbing development, that illustrates our position that Sri Lanka’s justice system is partial and biased towards the armed forces and cannot be relied upon, contrary to Sri Lanka’s foreign minister’s claim, relates to the case MAP had reported in its 3rd Spot Report, pertaining to 24 Tamils youths arrested in Navatkuly by security forces and disappeared in 1996. The Jaffna High Court had earlier summoned the Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake along with two other state officials over the 24 young men’s disappearances in a case filed by their parents, “the relatives have claimed that the 24 had gone missing since July 1996 when security forces had arrested them.”

Later the lawyers appearing for the petitioners, in a written submission to the court, objected to Sri Lanka’s Attorney General appearing for the 1st respondent Major General Duminda Kepetiwolana of the Sri Lanka Army. They argued that by doing so the AG, “would be violating the duties and obligations of the State under (both) domestic and international law for prosecuting the crimes of enforces disappearance.” One of the lawyers for the petitioners later tweeted his disappointment that, “the Attorney General had thought fit to appear for an official against whom there is compelling material relating to his involvement in enforced disappearances,” which led him to observe: “The gap between Sri Lanka’s Geneva posturing and the realities on the ground is remarkably clear if it wasn’t before.”

President Sirisena and Revisionism:

The AG’s appearance on behalf of the army, shows both Sri Lanka’s chief prosecuting official using his position prejudicial to his duties and obligations to prosecute ‘Enforced Disappearance’ cases and the justice system’s inherent and open bias towards the army which ties in nicely with Sirisena’s revisionist policy as described by MAP, “who first used the Navatkuli Disappearance case to support his preferred narrative that only a few rogue troops were responsible for crimes committed during the war.. at the behest of politicians,” and later to his flat denial, “to any accusations of any crimes committed by government forces: ‘Some people are incorrectly defining that we have been accused of international war crimes. At no point has the Human Rights Council said that we have committed international war crimes. There is clearly no such thing.” This in itself should open the eyes of the UNHRC, if it hadn’t before.

UPR: Judicial Mechanism with Foreign Participation Did Not Enjoy Sri Lanka’s Support:

Going back to November 2017 and Sri Lanka’s Periodic Review, the UNHRC would have had a sense of how far Sri Lanka was prepared to go in terms of its transitional justice commitments in relation to, “establishing a judicial mechanism with the participation of foreign investigators, prosecutors and judges.” MAP explains: ‘Notably, among the 53 UPR recommendations that did not enjoy Sri Lanka’s full support were proposals to end military involvement in civilian functions, returning lands to civilian owners, and establishing a judicial mechanism with the participation of foreign investigators, prosecutors and judges..The GSL did however pledge to ratify the OPCAT, repeal and replace the PTA, and fulfill commitments under Resolution 30/1.  Given the GSL’s obstructionist behavior to date, whether and when such pledges are converted into concrete action remain open questions.’ 

Findings of Ongoing Torture Violence, Arbitrary Detention and Impunity:

It’s just been reported by the Tamil Guardian that, Sri Lanka has failed to respond to a report by United Nations Committee on Torture (CAT). Obviously Sri Lanka is protecting Sisira Mendis, the deputy Inspector General of Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the center of this report who is known for presided over a ‘ notorious torture site’, at the 4th floor of the CID head quarters in Colombo, where it is alleged widespread torture, including sexual violence is perpetrated :The UN CAT report called for information on the establishment of a judicial mechanism” to investigate torture and information on the role of a former head of the Criminal Investigations Department. Sri Lanka was given until December 2017 to respond to the report which was issued after the state was discussed at the 59th session of the UN Cat in 2016.” Yasmin Sooka of ITJPsl said she was stunned when she learned Mendis was part of the Sri Lankan delegation. Frances Harrison from ITJPsl asking why Mendis wasn’t at least vetted as promised by Sri Lanka under Resolution 30/1 believed, “it was an enormous insult to his alleged victims and is in clear breach of Sri Lanka’s obligations under the Convention Against Torture.”

Alarmingly, “In 2016, Sri Lanka was – for the fifth successive year – the top country of origin for torture survivors referred to the organisation,“ according Ann Hannah of Freedom from Torture.

The arrest by the CID of Major General Amal Karunasekara for the alleged abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, illustrates the sullied past of some members of Sri Lanka’s armed forces who also seemed to have played a major role in the genocidal war in which tens of thousands of Tamils were killed by government shelling of designated ‘No Fire Zones’. Major General Karunasekara was Intelligence Chief during the war (responsible for signing papers showing the demarcation of ‘No Fire Zones’) and was also the former Chief of Staff who we learn had previously led the 1st contingent to Haiti in 2004 but was never questioned over Sri Lankan troops sexually violating kid in 2004-7.

Revisiting some disturbing findings of human rights defenders indicate the Security Services were continuing to engage in its normal activities of torture, sexual violence, arbitrary detention, forced confessions, going beyond Rajapaksa’s to Sirisena’s time.

In March 2017, the ITJPsl released a “case study” on another one of Sri Lanka’s ‘notorious torture sites’ known as ‘Joseph Camp’, based on 46 detailed testimonies from survivors and a wealth of supporting documentation: “The report documents horrifying physical and sexual abuse by the military and interrogation rooms equipped with manacles, chains, pulleys and other instruments of torture.

At the end of the civil war in May 2009, the camp was used to interrogate and torture large numbers of people suspected to be members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE and it was still being used as recently as December 2016 for illegal detention and torture.” Instead of being held accountable for these serious crimes, one of the commanders of the site, “Jagath Jayasuriya was made Army Commander in July 2009 and after the change of government in 2015, he was given a diplomatic posting to Brazil from where he was also accredited to Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia and Surinam.” Later the General fled Brazil returning to Sri Lanka, to avoid arrest for alleged war crimes under the application of ‘universal jurisdiction’.

Consistent Lack of the Vetting Process:

Sri Lanka has consistently failed to vet members of the armed forces sent on foreign assignments as was the case with Jagath Dias, Jagath Jayasuriya, Priyanka Fernando and  Shavendra Silva to name a few. Recently the Chair of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission complained about the deployment of peace keeping troops to Lebanon without proper vetting, which she said, “was a complete violation of the agreement with the Human Rights Commission.” The scandal surrounding Sri Lankan peace keepers who allegedly led a sex ring in Haiti while on duty there which was “white washed” by Jagath Jayasuriya, the man, appointed to investigate, is widely known. 

Sexual Violence Against Women and Impunity:

The ITPJsl also identified six alleged perpetrators of rape and torture in the Sri Lankan military which it shared with the UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), “ITJP’s submission, just made public, is based on detailed testimony from 55 women describing torture, horrific sexual assaults and in three cases prolonged sexual slavery while held in state custody..7 of them under the new government – crimes Sirisena had failed to investigate,” according ITPJ’s executive director Yasmin Sooka:

“President Sirisena and his government have failed in their duty to investigate credible allegations that there was a deliberate policy of using sexual violence to inflict torture..This makes the Sirisena Government complicit in the continuation of the violations through its failure to investigate and hold those responsible accountable.”

PTA Used Disproportionately Against Tamils:

HRW in January this year in a 46-page report titled, “Locked Up Without Evidence: Abuses under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA),” documented previous and ongoing abuses committed under the PTA, including torture and sexual abuse, forced confessions, and systematic denials of due process.” It quoted what Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, said after his July 2017 visit to the country: “The use of torture has been, and remains today, endemic and routine, for those arrested and detained on national security grounds.” He noted that the PTA was used “disproportionately against members of the Tamil community,” and that the community “has borne the brunt of the state’s well-oiled torture apparatus.”

According to HRW, “the many detained under the PTA said that they were tortured to extract confessions or intelligence. Of the 17 individuals whose cases are detailed in this report, 11 reported beatings and torture. A senior judge responsible for handling PTA cases said in July 2017 that he was forced to exclude confession evidence in over 90 percent of the cases he had heard in 2017 because it had been obtained through the use or threat of force.”

Ongoing Surveillance Targeting the Tamil Community:

The Sri Lanka Campaign, in its Feb 22nd report, “interviewing 27 war affected individuals and human rights activists..looked at the ongoing use of ‘surveillance, harassment and intimidation’ against war-affected individuals and human rights activists by various security agencies.”     

The Sri Lanka Campaign thinks, “much remains to be done in order for the government to break with the country’s legacy of authoritarianism,” and opines, “the findings reinforce the view that the climate of fear that was once pervasive in Sri Lanka has not lifted evenly or consistently over the past three years, with Tamils living in war-affected areas continuing to bear the brunt of oppressive state practices.” 

Pablo de Greiff Recommends a Comprehensive Transitional Justice Policy:

Pablo de Greiff, Special Special Rapporteur on Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations and Non-recurrence speaking at the General Debate on the 37th session expressed dissatisfaction  that Sri Lanka “has still not fully resolved the urgent issues he highlighted  in November 2015 which needed immediate attention, stressing the urgency of the matter in light of violent attacks against the Muslim community 2 weeks ago,” and recommends Sri Lanka adheres to a “fully comprehensive transitional justice policy” that includes the four pillars  of transitional justice. De Greiff’s pointed message to Sri Lanka and the island’s people will be discussed in part 4 of this series.

OMP A Conundrum: 

It was as if Sri Lanka scrambled to confirm appointments to the ‘Office of Missing Persons’ (OMP) announcing it only on 28, February 2018, nearly 20 months after the adoption of the legislation, just before the 37th session. Contrary to Marapana, the OMP was not fully operational at the time he made the claim. The head of the OMP is Sirisena’s counsel who argued to extend his presidential term of office and was not one of the names first mentioned by the ‘Constitutional Council’. Also, “the inclusion of military personnel and the presence of only two Tamil commissioners,” is not sitting well with members of the Tamil Civil Society. Many questions remain unanswered, the suspicion being Sri Lanka’s forcibly disappeared could be still be languishing in secret camps. The ITJPsl hoping the OMP’s first task would be the 17/18 May 2009 surrendee disappearances, the largest single group that needs addressing.

It’s not known what will be gained by the OMP since it’s not a prosecutorial body as such, “its findings will not give rise to civil or criminal liability” and the immunity and confidentiality clauses in the OMP Act would “impede” the presentation of evidence in a future war crimes court. Although the OMP has said, “it has the discretion (emphasis on discretion) to refer violations of criminal law to the prosecutorial authority and it is up to the investigating or prosecutorial authority to investigate afresh.”

Whether families of persons forcibly disappeared would get closure, remains to be seen. The president is yet to keep his promise to provide a list of names of the disappeared; both the president and the prime minister have dismissed the existence of secret camps; the PM even remarking they could be dead. Families have been particular about the difference between the disappeared and the missing: As opposed to just simply ‘missing’ the cases involving Tamils fit the legal definition of ‘enforced disappearances’: the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law.

Sri Lanka Gets a Failing Grade from the TGTE – Complete Omission of any Accountability Process is the Elephant in the Room:

The TGTE led by Rudrakumaran, warning of the futility of giving Sri Lanka any extensions to implement Resolution 30/1, was proved right, its ‘Mid-Term Report Card’, serving as an excellent overview of the situation as it stands, relating to the progress made thus far by Sri Lanka, vis a vis its transitional justice commitments. Not surprisingly, Sri Lanka got a failing grade for most of the 25 commitments it was assessed on – this evaluation capable of withstanding any outside scrutiny. And in a hard hitting point by point rebuttal to the statement made by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to the UNHRC, Rudrakumaran, demolished Sri Lanka’s so called “achievements” as “meager in relation to the mountain of expectations of the Human Rights Council” pointing, “to the complete omission of the accountability process in the speech as the elephant in the room.”

Out of the 25 commitments: One commitment merited a P, three commitments merited P (dubious), nine commitments merited straight Fs, two merited Fs (cunning) and ten commitments received Fs (atrocious).

Some of the failing grades are listed below:

F (atrocious): OISL

F: Establishment of Truth Commission

F (cunning) Establishment of Office of Missing Persons

F (atrocious): Establishment of Office of Reparations

F: Mechanisms to have the freedom to obtain assistance from international partners

F (atrocious): Process of accountability for abuses by all sides to the conflict

F (atrocious): Uphold the rule of law and build confidence in the justice system

F (atrocious): Establishment of a judicial mechanism with a special counsel to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law, with the participation in that judicial mechanism, including the special counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorized prosecutors and investigators.

F (atrocious): Reform of domestic Law to enable trial and punishment for serious human rights law violations

F: Review of ‘Witness and Victim Protection law’; protection of victims, witnesses, prosecutors, investigators and judges

F (atrocious): Introduce effective security sector reforms to vet and remove known violators of human rights from the military. Increase incentives for the protection of human rights and issue instructions on the prohibition of human rights violations.

F (atrocious): Return of the land to its rightful owners

F (atrocious): End Military involvement in civilian activities and the restoration of normalcy in civilian life.

F: Investigate all alleged attacks on Civil Society

F: Review of Public Security Ordinance Act

F: Review and Repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

F: Criminalize Enforced Disappearances

F (cunning): Issue certificates of absence to families of the disappeared

F (atrocious): Preserve all existing records and documents

F: Take constitutional measures for a devolved political settlement

F (atrocious): Address all sexual and gender based violence and torture

UNHRC Must Tell Sri Lanka to Stop Playing Games, Present a Concrete Plan – HRW:

Interestingly HRW’s Jon Fisher’s words ring true, at this moment, when it, “called on the UNHRC to ensure Sri Lanka stops playing games and delivers on its commitments including accountability involving international judges, prosecutors and investigators”: The Human Rights Council needs to make it clear to the Sri Lankan government that it expects it to stop playing games and start delivering on its commitments. The Sri Lankan government needs to move beyond pre-session PR and present a meaningful concrete plan to deliver results for the victims who have been awaiting justice for far too long.”

Is Sri Lanka capable of delivering meaningful justice to the victims? A Synopsis:

While the use of torture and sexual violence, by the Sri Lankan security forces remains “endemic and routine”; while the goings on in secret torture sites like Joseph camp is eye- opening; while the PTA that’s “disproportionately used against the Tamil community” and still in force is akin to authoritarian states; while the continued arbitrary deprivations of liberty of political prisoners without charge, including convictions that cannot stand based on forced confessions under the draconian PTA is still ongoing – the Tamil community  bearing the brunt of it; while impunity for ongoing violations shows the culture is never going to end; while suspected war criminals get full protection of the justice system and enjoy privileges and plum jobs and are being shielded by the highest prosecuting authority even as allegations of prior criminal behavior surface; while surveillance operations by Sri Lanka’s security forces carried out against Tamils continue; while Sri Lanka’s refusal to provide answers to questions posed by families of the forcibly disappeared Tamils is telling, while the failure to return land owned by Tamils that’s commandeered by the armed forces is deplorable; while the recent remarks by the Army Commander that land returned could be taken back illustrates the extent of arbitrary rule, control and enslavement tactics employed by the army against Tamils, going to the root of the problem; While Sri Lanka’s ingrained bias towards the armed forces and against Tamils, destroys trust in the justice system; notwithstanding Sri Lanka’s deafening silence on the creation of a hybrid court, it would be highly unseemly for the UNHRC to carry on hoping Sri Lanka could be relied upon to prosecute its armed forces and senior political leaders.

Sri Lanka hasn’t got the Ability to be an Impartial Adjudicator:

Sri Lanka cannot be seen as having the necessary confidence building tools either as an impartial adjudicator or a prosecutor, or as having the ability to addressing grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law without fear for favour or as having the climate conducive to furthering its criminal justice commitments.

All signs point to the unassailable truth that Sri Lanka cannot deliver “meaningful justice to victims”. Definitively, the UNHRC cannot rely anymore on the Sri Lankan government to prosecute members of its armed forces and senior political leaders. The way forward for member states of the UN Human Rights Council is to lobby the UN Security Council for an ICC referral or for the establishment of an international special criminal tribunal for Sri Lanka.

To be continued..

Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – Senator, TGTE

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    Every now and then, put out an article with lies and bullsh1t to justify blood money, refugee status and so many benefits that come along with it. Since, you people are celebrities (in your own right) and career criminals, members of public are watching your every move, every dollar you get- every dollar you spend, etc.
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    Where did you get the photo from? It’s obvious the wounds of the economic refugee are self inflicted. The wound are nicely placed and confined by the kallathoni Eelamists who give advice on “how to become an economic refugee” .Read the article and the comments: [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/tamil-asylum-seekers-sri-lanka-torture#comments ] , [ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4434446/Asylum-seeker-Sri-Lanka-let-tortured.html ]
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    Eelam kallathonies committed self genocide. They send child bearing age women with cyanide capsule necklaces to the battlefield in order to get them self killed, send young girls and boy who would have become parents and produced more Tamil children (average Tamil woman has 3 children). So, you do the math!!!!!
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    se xual violence allegations are based on ‘Swiss Kumar’ made movies, DVDs are said to be available in Canada and Europe for Eelamists’ enjoyment. Poor Tamil women are prost1tuting for Eelamists in Yapapatuna (Jaffna) and in other Tamil areas in order to feed their family, and those women have been videoed without their knowledge or consent, some of them committed suicide when they found out that they had been videoed in action. ‘Swiss Kumar’ incident is only one story out of thousands came to light.

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      Johnny Baby

      You do care about Tamil women.
      Crocodiles do shed tears.

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      John says ~ “………….It’s obvious the wounds of the economic refugee are self inflicted………”.
      How will one self-inflict the burn marks on the back?
      “……….Eelam kallathonies committed self genocide”.
      Even Wimal will not suggest this self-genocide
      “…………..se xual violence allegations are based on ‘Swiss Kumar’ made movies,…………..”.
      This Swiss Kumar had top Policemen, politicians, even the Dean, Law Faculty, Colombo University helping him!
      Bigotry like this is counter productive John.

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        K.Pillai

        “How will one self-inflict the burn marks on the back?”

        Perhaps the economic refugee hired a specialist/professional torturer from Vavunia Joseph Camp, once run by General Jagath Jayasuriya who was the commander of the site and later promoted the army commander.

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        –“How will one self-inflict the burn marks on the back?”–
        ‘Self-Infliction By Proxy’ or SIBP -Read the article [ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4434446/Asylum-seeker-Sri-Lanka-let-tortured.html ].
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        ‘Swiss Kumar’ had no close links with SINHLA politician, policemen, or the Dean, but some TAMIL female MP from Jaffna who thinks Prabakan was a hero, tried to free the savage .
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        There is no bigotry at all.

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      Who has houses in DOha and also in Wembley square, London ? I heard USha also just bought a house in Wembley Square.

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      John,

      Sorry, I thought that our attention is now on Muslims?

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        Sandra

        “John, Sorry, I thought that our attention is now on Muslims?”

        Johnny Baby is keeping his options open. I don’t blame him.

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      well said

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      The photo: could be a well executed job, done possibly under unaesthetic by a diaspora doctor. Neat symmetrical lines, on the back of a terrorist asylum seeker. Any wonder why asylum would have been denied? Same goes for the supposed photo of “sun god’s” fat son Badachandran, the bullet hole looks even neater than the “pottu” (some) women wear between their eye brows. Keep up with the propaganda, Senator! Hilarious stuff!

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    UNHRC should first prosecute those former LTTE operatives, financiers and other supporters who killed more than 50000 ordinary Sri Lankans in terrorist attacks, and now live in Canada, US and Britain cleaning toilets.. They can be easily arrested and charged when they come to Geneva every year around March to complain about ‘abuses’. These shameless, gold-digging, unpatriotic and uncivic-minded beasts should be prosecuted if the UNHRC to get some credibility. But these animals are too important electorally in Canada and Britain and they give too much money to both sides of US politics. So they are unsuccessfully chasing the Sri Lankan army! To hell with these cheating men and women of the diaspora.

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      Had Enough

      “UNHRC should first prosecute those former LTTE operatives, financiers and other supporters who killed more than 50000 ordinary Sri Lankans in terrorist attacks”

      This must be your Eureka moment. Why has state failed to do so?

      Aren’t trying your very best to absolve the state its armed forces, functionaries and the rulers from war crime investigation?

      Why hasn’t Gota and his b***s carriers arrested them yet or brought charges against them? What have you been since 2009 almost 9 years?

      “To hell with these cheating men and women of the diaspora.”

      Forget the diaspora, why it is difficult for the state to bring charges against those whom you accuse and live openly in this island?

      What you have typed above is not a serious concern of yours. Is it?

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    It is no point of addressing these grievences: Did you read, what Trump is asking for approving $ 25 million aids to Sri lanka. It looks we lose $ 250, milliom if we implement what he is asking. So, IT is no poinnt of addressing these crap.

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    both Mahinda Rajapakse and PResent Yahapalana govt have spent far than $25 million each time in order to lobby USA. So,

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    Ranil says Yahapalanaya, at one time, paid $ 300 million to win the UNHCR resolution.

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    CRIMES OF THE LTTE and TGTE

    The LTTE is responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

    Their crimes include:
    1. Murder of Mayor Alfred Duraiappah (1975)
    2. Murder of numerous Tamil political leaders including Amirthalingam and Lakshman Kadirgamar (1975-2006)
    3. Murder of Dr Rajini Thirinagama (1990)
    4. ‘Ethnic cleansing’ (genocide) of Muslims in Jaffna
    5. Targeting and massacring Sinhalese civilians in villages, buses and trains
    6. Bombing the Central Bank in Colombo
    7. Bombing the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) in Kandy
    8. Attacking a Buddhist shrine in Anuradhapura killing several child monks
    9. Using Tamil civilians as a “human shield” in 1995 and again in 2008 and 2009
    10. Torture of dissidents against LTTE rule
    11. Neglect of the education, health and other needs of Tamil civilians under their rule
    12. Black and grey propaganda
    13. Extortion of the expatriate Tamils
    14. Persecuting opponents of the LTTE in many countries, including Australia
    15. Brainwashing Tamil youth into militarism and suicide
    16. Bank robberies
    17. Credit card fraud
    18. Gang warfare (against other Tamil youth gangs)
    19. Starting a war against a Sovereign Nation (which is a war crime)
    20. Conscripting child soldiers
    21, Abducting children and making them fight
    22. Programming youth to commit suicide with cyanide
    23. Programming suicide bombers
    24. Developing new suicide bomber technology (“suicide vests”)
    25. Drug smuggling
    26. People smuggling
    27. Murder of President Ranasinghe Premadasa and numerous other Sri Lankan politicians
    28. Murder of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
    29. Kidnapping
    30. Execution of prisoners of war

    and other crimes…

    The TGTE, which still flies the LTTE flag and glorifies this criminal organization, should be held accountable.

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      Shame on you.

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      Dr Romesh Arya Chakravarti

      “CRIMES OF THE LTTE and TGTE, The LTTE is responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.”

      Alright, this is the umpteenth time I have read this list or similar ones. What are you going to do about it? In the mean time there a few LTTE members who are free to roam around the island without any remorse, or charges, ………. punishment, …. What is stopping you from urging the state to arrest them, investigate and charge them with war crime or crime against humanity?

      Do you type here to keep you busy?

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      Tisaranee Gunasekara
      “Without the Sinhala Only, the Tiger may have remained unborn. Without the Black July, the Tiger may not have grown exponentially. If the B-C Pact and the D-C Pact did not miscarry (thanks to the midwifery of Sinhala extremism), the LTTE, even if it was born, would have remained a fringe group.”

      If it is ok to fly Lion flag with sword pointing at non Sinhalese what is wrong in flying a flag with a Tiger?

      You missed the opportunity to learn from a good person.

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      Dr Romesh Arya Chakravarti says that successive GoSL since independence are clean, clean. Is the Dr handle of the Joseph Mengele kind or the type in Dr Mervyn Silva?

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      IS this Dr. romesh Senevirathne, now changed to a last name with lot of Grandure.

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      Are you serious Dr. Romesh Arya Chakravarti. So now you must be feeling sorry your Government missed a good opportunity to agree for the proposed war crime tribunal and get down all the criminals in your list. Why not deal with your Government to go for it at least now?.

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    Just another self made injury to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image.

    UNHRC’s credibility???

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      “UNHRC Cannot Rely On Sri Lanka To Prosecute Its Armed Forces”

      Can Any Country that goes to War be relied on to Prosecute its Own Armed Forces?

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        Hamlet

        Can, but to limited extent

        Has the world ever found 100% perfect army?

        Have the UN forces been perfect in their battlegrounds?

        What’s sad to mention is UNHRC seems to be worse than SL government & its forces; functioning on hatred inspired, least reliable, partial information.

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      Real Revolutionist: Poor Tamils thery always hang onto the sinking ships. IS there any credibility to UNHCR ? what ever you won, it is because of Our Incompetant chicken little politcians. WE do not have leaders. Thye know only how to plunder.

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    The 40,000 figure as a cumulative can be considered accurate. Even if we take the civilian casualties to be around 7000 (actually it should be 10,000 to 15,000), they conveniently omit the extra-judicial killings of PoWs. Many of the civilian death toll was due to desease and starvation as well as incessant SLA shelling compounded by the LTTE stripping their uniforms and taking 300,000 human shields, bulding bunkers are hiding artillery in the No-Fire-Zone (NFZ). But one thing the southern politicians conveniently dodge is the EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS OF PoWs. The number of PoWs killed is probably twice that of the Civilians killed. This is a massive war-crime and the GoSL continues dodge this. Even if we are to excuse the loss of civilian lives due to LTTEs behaviour, there is absolutely no excuse for the extra-judicial killings of PoWs. Remember that Channel-4 video where a blacked-out face says “1st we tortured them and killed them, then we just killed them. We killed them all”. GoSL dismissed this as hired actors and claimed 15,000 LTTErs who surrendered were accounted for. Again, this is not about surrendees but about the PoWs who were captured during or after battle especially after the war ended. The phrase “We killed them all” may not apply to the surrendees but we are not talking about them. Even “Yahapalanaya” conveniently dodges this. They talk about civilian casualties since they have an excuse. “Hey look, it was the LTTE who took 300,000 human shields, it was LTTE who stripped their uniforms and hid amoung civilians, it was the LTTE who hid artillery and fired from the NFZ, it was the LTTE who took away the food sacks to build bunkers, etc”. But, they all dodge that critical issue of EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS OF PoWs.

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    SL govt. will not cooperate to do justice. They cheat their own citizens to pocket their earnings. The citizens are deceived and are helpless with the present set of laws. So many years passed since the offenses committed. Hearings should commence even without the GOSL representations.

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    SL Armed forces engaged in a military operation against a ruthless terrorist organization LTTE that deliberately killed thousands of Sinhala, Demala (Hindu and Muslim) civilians. Most people have forgotten that Sinhala civilians were the main target of LTTE terrorists. It looks like this Government has forgotten to prosecute LTTE cadres who committed heinous crimes against humanity. Worst thing is some guys are trying to paint a picture that Sri Lankan Government started the war and the victims were Demalu ignoring the fact that Demala terrorists trained by our neighbor started the war against the Government by massacring 13 unarmed soldiers. The Government should give priority to prosecute Demala criminals.

    How many of that 230 include Demalu with self-inflicted wounds to get political asylum?

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    Thank you Usha. Keep up the good work.

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      That is true Anpu. Lot of entertainment.

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    It’s India that armed & trained Sri Lankan Tamil terrorists.

    So UNHRC must start with charging India.

    UNHRC should know that LTTE was a terrorist organization & must stop bullying Sri Lanka.

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      Real Revolutionist

      “It’s India that armed & trained Sri Lankan Tamil terrorists.”

      Why did it take so long about 35 years to realise this? When are you going to take Hindia to ICC? Be a man take Hindians to UNHRC/ICC .., I will be right behind you.

      Premadasa’s army commanders and Dr Mahinda’s crooks armed or financed or both LTTE. Will you also take them to UNHRC?

      Why haven’t to charged KP, Pillayan, …………and others ?

      When are you going to take JVP, Politicians, Muslim Home Guards, Green Tigers, Udugampola, …………………………..army, police ………. who were also involved in human rights violation war crimes?

      Take them all, I will be right behind you.

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    Please don’t publish fake and created stories on internet, idiots who are with narrow mind will believe them in blindly. Indians feeded those carders and finally LTTE gave them a nice gift by killing Rajiv Gandhi.
    Don’t you have shy to talk about LTTE ?
    PLEASE COME AND SEE
    SRI LANKA IS PEACEFUL ISLAND

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      Tharindu

      “Indians feeded those carders and finally LTTE gave them a nice gift by killing Rajiv Gandhi.”

      Have you forgotten Preamadasa and his military men too fed LTTE? So did Dr Mahinda?

      “Don’t you have shy to talk about LTTE ?”

      Why?
      In fact Dr Mahinda should be eternally greatful to VP, LTTE and its supporters for winning two elections and winning the war for the clan and made them very very very rich.

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    Thank you Usha for the excellent article. The comments made by several writers will not be able to save Sri lanka when the time of reckoning comes.
    The truth hurts and I can see it from some of the writings.
    We have a bunch of jokers in Parliament whose sole intention is to make a fast and big buck.
    Our Politicians cannot be trusted. Keep up the good work and I do hope justice will be received soon.

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    Tamil victims remained stunned by the fact that the Sri Lankan Government continues to mislead and hoodwink the international community into thinking that they have, and will take responsibility for the numerous crimes committed by them during the Sri Lankan civil war.

    Sri Lanka should clean out its deceptive ways and fully implement the UN HRC resolution in full, i.e. international investigation with foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers.

    Member states should uphold its commitment to its values and suspend Sri Lanka from CHOGM until the Government fully implements the recommendations made by the UN HRC Resolution L30/1 (due by March 2019). Failing this, Sri Lanka should be referred to the ICC and for a UN Conducted Referendum for the Tamils to decide their future destiny, to ensure a peaceful, permanent political solution.

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    Nice Art work on that man’s back. They should also check his behind. The opening must be the size of Jaffa Orange if ever he was in Army custody.

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      Reginald
      You are endangering yoursel with these remarks. It would appear you were close to some of these events going by your defensive ( attack being the best defence) comments.ITJP headed by Yasmin Sooka has a very sophisticated intelegence gathering system. They managed to make bothl “Jagath , Mendis and Sisira sh**t in their pants and run away
      So did one of M Rajapaksa’s body guards. You will soon find your self in a similar plight you are on thin ice!
      Take care sir, we need total racists sorry nationalists like you to defend the indefensible

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    Kattankudy Quiz: For what is Kattankudy famous for?

    1) The longest town in the East of Sri Lanka.

    2) World famous for the largest number (457) of Muslims killed in a mosque while at Prayer.

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    Suggestions: Looks like I am in the suggestions mode these days. The following is ultimate proof of Edwin’s fairness.

    May I suggest that you replace Raiani’s picture in CT home page by that of Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah.

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      Usha is a very beautiful lass. I am wondering how we in the Army did not know where her house was. Imagine this lass 30 years ago. What a treat that would have been for the platoon after a hard at the front line.

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        Great Minds think alike. I was having similar thoughts but did not have the courage to express them for fear of being censored by CT. But the SL Army has gone in to the territory that angels like Edwin feared to tread. Following the motto ‘Who Dares Wins’ that motivated the final operation that culminated in the Nandikadal, the Army has done what I wanted to do.

        Sometimes I wonder how our Army became so effective. They annihilated the most brutal terrorist organization in the world forcing the cowardly remnants to flee abroad. But no country would gingerly accept these Gingelly smelling people. Money changed hands. The money takers advised the givers what ruses to use to fool the HR authorities, which of course, by a twist of fate and the magical powers of money, happened to be themselves. The picture is one of those.

        They were not the only beneficiaries. 60-year-old Tamil grandmas got the chance to advertise themselves free of charge by publishing Photoshop touched up photos like the one above. If the Army had to choose between Usha and Rajini, there is no doubt whom they would have selected.

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          Edwin Rodrigo

          Great minds…my foot. You are another mentally Retarded Pervert like that Retired and Retarded imbecile R.S. Perera. You too need to go to the toilet and have a shag.

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            They are just trolling you guys.

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            Steve, just like many things, the opinions, perceptions etc. are all relative. Nothing is absolute except the principle that ‘nothing is absolute’.

            May be it has not come to your brain washed brain that the Sinhalese have a purpose beyond this life – namely to, protect the Teachings of Buddha (TOB) from all sorts of menaces that come in a variety of guises.

            If you are not a Sinhalese, you cannot understand the feeling of sacrifice that we get when we think of that. We shall defend TOB, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight in the air, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never allow TOB to be harmed even by a fingernail. The only attention traitors like you get from us would be the elephant like crush meted out to rats.

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
        .
        I had admired Usha’s beauty ere now, but none of us civilised persons would ever have thought of writing the sort of filth that you have.
        .
        And you guys have the effrontery to say that you should not be prosecuted for War Crimes. Your disgusting comments alone ought to be sufficient to court martial you even today.
        .
        How can we ever have peace in this land.
        .
        Usha: I think that by now it is really too late to do much about what happened, but please try to understand that the majority of Sinhalese respect you, and are with you. There’s no point bothering with perverts like this guy.

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          It is not the Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera fault that yo don’t have any imagination.

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        Reggie,
        /I am wondering how we in the Army did not know where her house was./
        Wherever she was, she wasn’t in Dubai like your females, being treated to an XXL sized p…..k by some well-endowed Arab.
        Or were your females next door with that bus conductor while you were in Vadamarachchi? Or even better, were they with your other neighbour, the wattiamma?

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        You mentally Retarded pervert, go and have a shag in the toilet.

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          I already took advise given before. Now you want me to do it again? Comeon man! Have a heart. I am on 65 going on 66.

          May be Meenachchi can help. Let us have an untouched photo of her.

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            Untouched Meenachchi: When I said an untouched photo, I meant a photo not changed by a hand hels brush or software like Matlab/Phtoshop. I know that Meenachchi is touched and by so many people including perhaps the Army.

            Hey this makes me formulate a new theory. It is possible that women like Usha the surely touched, Rajini the touched and dead, Meenachchi of unknown status have been touched by the Army. Not only touched but broken too.

            All these articles, comments etc, by the Tamils may be just an ad to attract other touchers.

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              Eddie,
              Is there an Arab with a large p……k behind you? Has he finished with your female relatives?Are you bending over?

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            Eddie,
            “May be Meenachchi can help. Let us have an untouched photo of her.”

            That hurt ,did it? But it was meant for the other pervert. Your females left you to your fate long ago, I think.

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              Meenachcui, You mean there is another pervert bothering you? You seem to be pervert prone.

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              Swimming Beauties: No thanks, Meenachchi. On second thoughts, forget it. The problem is not you per se, it is the Thalathel smell.. Cannot stand it.

              My experience is that if you want Tamil women, catch them fresh as they come swimming in across the Palk Strait. Dry them up – take them home. That should be the modus operandi. Otherwise, if you are not a Tamil, forger it and like Steve here, who has great experience in the subject, shag in the toilet.

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                Oh Eddie boy,
                ” Otherwise, if you are not a Tamil, forger it and like Steve here, who has great experience in the subject, shag in the toilet.”
                How can I do that? I don’t have a picture of Anagarika Dharmapala in my toilet as you seem to.
                Could you help me with a pic of your wrinkled b-m ? AFTER eating a lot of kavums.

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                  Meenachchi, you ask me “how can I do that”? Actually, it is quite simple. Even monkeys do it without the aid of pictures. Now, Meenachchi don’t get the idea that I am suggesting that you are more stupid than a monkey. What I want to say is that there is no need for any pictures.

                  Try the multi-purpose Thalathel. It is a good lubricant.If that too does not work please contact me.

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                    Edda,
                    “Even monkeys do it without the aid of pictures. “
                    Ah, so you admit that you are familiar with monkey habits? I suppose you have many unusual uses for bananas too?
                    Don’t the authorities at your institution give you many ?

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                  Prescription: Drop Pics – Apply Thalathel.

                  (Ad sponsored by ER Entreprises)

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                    Native Veda

                    You are misleading therefore you ought to change your pseudonym.

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                      Kalaveddah, No way. If CT accepts it remains. I leave the decision to them and respect whatever it may be.

                      There is a huge difference between Veda and Veddah. Veda is an honorable and respected human being who cures people using thousands of years old methods while, a Veddah is, well, a Veddah. The qualifier Native means that he is following the traditional treatment using herbs.

                      As I am in the suggestive mood, let me suggest that you change yours to Kalaveddah. That is a name that is more appropriate for you, though I have no idea how the kalaveddahs, hothambuwas and Urulevas of Sri Lanka are going to take it.

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        What a sick comment from an ex army imbecile. It says it all. This guy must be prosecuted for rape and war crimes as he has admitted what the army did to any young pretty women civilians. Shame Perera represents the worst animal instincts in human beings -CT is well advised to edit such muck and not publish this mentally depraved statements coming from a psychopath and retard.

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      Edwin, suggestion or Suggestive ?

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        You are right. It should be Suggestive. Thanks.

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    SL govt. will not cooperate to do justice. They cheat their own citizens to pocket their earnings. The citizens are deceived and are helpless with the present set of laws. So many years passed since the offenses committed. Hearings should commence even without the GOSL representations.
    Reply

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    SL govt. will not cooperate to do justice. They cheat their own citizens to pocket their earnings. The citizens are deceived and are helpless with the present set of laws. So many years passed since the offenses committed. Hearings should commence even without the GOSL representations.
    Reply

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    The authenticity of this essay by Usha has been confirmed by the comment of Lt.Reginald Shamal Perera above.

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    Can we have a serious and intellectual discussions and comments on the topics on hand, and not deviate and expose one’s stupidity and ignorance.

    Agree, it will be difficult to educate retired personnel who were school dropouts , which were then the prerequisite to join the army in the first place.

    Please don’t degrade the quality of CT.

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      Monkey Vasagar, A serious discussion with a Tamil refugee? You must be joking. Kalaveddah, stop your urination and read our Monkey Vasgar’s joke. Now that is what I call an original joke from an original monkey. Look and learn.

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    Instead of debating the issues raised by Usha, commenters are foul mouthing UNHRC.
    In these people’s eyes UNHRC is bad because they are criticising the actions of successive GoSL on the question of human rights violations.
    Seventy years ago we were promised that if Tamils are disempowered, the rest will reach upper-middleclass status. Has this happened?
    The Lankan Armed Services is mono-ethnic. The Police, GoSL administrative staff, state enterprises are nearly mono-ethnic. But law and order continues to erode.
    Lateral thinking is very much needed. Usha is creating the groundwork for this.

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    Thank you TGTE ‘Senator’. How come you are not at CHOGM?

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      Taraki

      How do you know the Senator is not at CHOGM?
      Are you childminding president Sirisena’s brat Daham?
      Or are you waiting the delegates?

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        Veddass, no point in you waiting for her at CHOGM, the ‘Senator’ is in Australia.

        Are you really some kind of pedophile?

        Or are you wanting the delegates?

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          Tarasski

          Waiting – The action or occupation of working as a waiter or waitress.

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    Usha Amma
    Keep up the good work. Excellent. Awaiting the next instalment

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    Disaster Warning! UK is deporting immigrants who do not meet certain very strict conditions. Even 60 year olds are caught up in the forced exodus. This is really bad news for Sri Lanka Tamils who have gone there under false pretenses, which means as we know, all Tamils who have gone there.
    My problem is when all these Tamils land here, what are we going to do? They are our brothers and sisters and all that. But basically they are all thalathel addicts. That is my problem.

    Can we rely on UNHRC To give a solution? Of course not. It has to be solved indigenously, using people like Rtd. Lt, Shamal.

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      Hilarious Edwin! You should have your own (thalathel-free) column.

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        Taraki

        How unfortunate that you fall for fake news supplied by a Necrophilia.
        Read:
        Who are the Windrush generation?
        http://www.amnesty.org.uk/

        When you saw Tamil immigrant on the typing of Necrophilia you came to hasty conclusions. Its about Caribbean migrants.
        I know its a great disappointment for you being a racist you may have to endure many disappointments such as above.

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          Veddass how sad that you mean ‘a necrophiliac’ but write ‘Necrophilia’. What is this obsession that you suffer from? Please seek counselling as soon as possible.

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            I think that is an affliction that all pole cats like kalaveddahs, Hothambuwas and Urullewas have. It is genetic and cannot be cured.

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            Tarasski

            It is your soul mate the necrophiliac Edwin Rodrgo who needs long term counselling. He knows what I am talking about. Please take him to to a Sex Therapist as well.

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              “Please take him to a Sex Therapist as well”. Great joke. Let me tickle myself so I can laugh. Ha! Ha! That’s all I can manage. Sorry.

              Kalaveddah, I will say this only once. So listen carefully. The expiry date of your jokes is over. Soon your expiry date would be over too. Try to do us a favor. Spare us of your dry jokes and try to say something new.

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                Edwin Rodrgo

                Go away.
                Go to Taraki who is ever ready to console Necrophiliac.

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                  “Kalaveddah” may not be the right name for you.the second name Veddah may be confused with Veda and Native V. Why not change the name to Hothambuwa or Uruleva. I suggest te second as it matches with the smell, sorry stink.

                  It may also help you to get rid of the disgusting habit of urinating during foreplay. But you may live inside my ceiling until you conk out. That day is not too far as confirmed by your expiry date.

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        Thalathel: A Thathel- free column will be like a Parippu-free hotel.

        Can someone tell me why Tamils have that red dot on the forehead? Some one says it is the bulls eye for target practice by the likes of Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera of the SL Army.

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        Luckily for UK there are no Kalaveddas there. That too is our problem..

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    No country would allow UN organisations to prosecute its armed forces. If it is allowed it will be a mess and $$$ would destabilize all small countries.
    Writers should stop the pathetic practice of writing for $$$ and then only we can find a solution to any issue pertaining to sovereignty of a country.
    UN organizations are silent when a crime is committed by a wealthy and powerful country. Everybody jumps the gun for small countries like Sri Lanka.
    How can we rectify this situation? Any suggestion?

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    Usha.

    The CT has published elsewhere on these columns the story of a young Lawyer who has exposed the Judicial system in Srilanka. Judges, Lawyers and the Law enforcement authorities [Police]. In that context, your last sentence that …….All signs point to the unassailable truth that Srilanka cannot deliver meaningful justice……
    is justified in toto!

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    Instead of blindly hitting out at what Usha Sriskandarajah writes, I would ask you to focus on the very important points she has raised in this series of articles. she has taken a great deal of trouble to get the facts right.

    i am particularly concerned about the ongoing torture sites run by the Armed Forces and Police in Sri Lanka, especially in the Tamil North and East. ‘Joseph Camp’ on the middle of Vavuniya town is an outrage.

    The human rights situation in the Tamil North and East is as serious as it has ever been. yet, no one has drawn attention to this.. When Usha Sriskandarajah did so, all she has had is abuse.

    I would urge Usha to ignore these comments that are not worth the paper they are written on, and continue to do the great work she is doing. keep up the excellent work

    Brian Senewiratne

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    Usha

    Exceptionally standout contribution supported by abundant evidence, so well documented. The ‘Failing Grade’ of the ‘Mid-Term Report Card’ can miss nobody’s attention.

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