28 July, 2021

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UNHRC Resolution On Sri Lanka Has Failed To Uphold Justice: Wiggy

“The UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka has failed to uphold justice,” says Jaffna District Parliamentarian Justice C.V. Wigneswaran.

Responding to a question asked by a journalist he said: “It is disappointing that the resolution failed to prescribe any clear cut measures to ensure justice and human rights in Sri Lanka. In this way, the international community has given Sri Lanka yet another chance and still more time to amend its behaviour, despite Sri Lanka having withdrawn its earlier commitment to cooperate with the UNHRC.

Wigneswaran

“The resolution has directed the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to collect, preserve and analyse evidence for future war crimes’ investigations. This is to be welcomed. But it remains to be seen how this will unfold.

“My concern is that in the two years given to Sri Lanka, the government will commit serious human rights violations against our people. The same night India abstained from voting in Geneva, Sri Lanka Navy arrested 52 Indian fishermen. This is Sri Lanka’s way of retaliating. In particular I am worried that our lands will be plundered. Already organizations and individuals have been branded as persona non grata. Next step would be harassing those said to have had connection or communication with those in such organizations or those individuals so named.

“I need hardly say that the member countries of the Human Rights Council would be responsible for the dangers that will befall the Tamil people during these two years. They are responsible for the safety of our people. Unless they show vigilance you cannot control the Sri Lankan government now under an Ex Army officer, going berserk.”

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    Dear Vigneswaran, you appear to be not knowing the basic principles in international politics. No ethnic group got justice from their oppressive governments without the support of at least one powerful country. Search history and you will find it to be true. Bangladeshis got justice by Indian intervention, all minorities of Yugoslavia by NATO intervention and both East Timor and South Sudan by UN intervention. Tamils have to hope for foreign intervention to get justice. In 1987, that help came with India sending peace keeping troops to secure Tamil homeland and to assure safety to Tamils, and granting some form of justice through 13th amendment. Instead of listening to Tamil civil society who wanted Prabaharan to accept it and improve upon it, he refused and instead of joining with India and hitting Sri Lanka and reaping the benefits, started fighting with India resulting in disaster and shame to Tamils. (CONTD)

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      (CONTD) Indo-Lanka accord gives legality to the concept of Tamil homeland, and with IPKF physically present on ground, no Sri Lanka government could negate it. Was it not better to have land with reduced powers rather than full powers with reduced land. Prabaharan did not understand that if you do not have power, you may get it by negotiation, but if you lose land you will not get it back unless by war. The same thing is happening now. Our strategy is to put International community against Sri Lanka and reap the benefits. Hammering on Sri Lanka has already started and will go on till Sri Lanka surrenders. In 1987, JR was wise and acted on US advice to surrender to india whereby he save Sri Lanka from disaster and ignominy. With the present gung-ho government, that will not happen, and Sinhalese are going to suffer. There is light under the tunnel for Tamils, and let us go steady. (CONTD)

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        (CONTD) For a resolution to be passed in any association, you need the support of members who should be in agreement with most of the clauses. UK who was leading the assault, wanted support from members and had to water it down to get it passed. Even with this diluted form, 14 members abstained, and result may have been different if the resolution was presented in the format you want. This is the start and time and space have been given to Sri Lanka, and compliance is not forthcoming, next resolution will be harsh from which Sri Lanka cannot surface. I have been telling in this column, that Prabaharan was given six years to reform and when he did not, stick was shown to him. Similar will happen to Sri Lanka, but the time given will be more, but not indefinite, especially if a government antagonistic to west comes to power. This is now proving correct, and Sinhala braggadocio and bravado are bound to come a cropper. (CONTD)

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          (CONTD) Sinhala fanatics are shouting that UNHCR cannot conduct war crimes inquiry and UNHCR cannot enforce economic embargo and any attempt at UNSC will be thwarted by veto power of China and/or Russia, forgetting that individual states can both hold inquiry on war crimes as well impose economic sanction. UNHRC officers are going to come to Sri Lanka soon, and let us see whether Sri Lanka will block them. If they are not allowed in, next step will be economic embargo and UN peace keepers. Tamil politicians instead of speaking in parliament, issuing press releases or meeting foreign dignitaries, must participate in demonstrations and satyagrahas to demand justice. This resolution for the first time has internationalized 13th amendment which is an achievement, because India which was behind including it, has laid the foundation for future intervention, diplomatically if not militarily, if Sri Lanka refuses to implement it fully.

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            Please do take your own advice; do participate in those events.

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            You are quite correct. Whatever happened before, we Eelam Tamils must work closely and very dip;diplomatically with the west and India to regain our rights , preserve what is left of our land, that the Sinhalese and these South Indian origin Tamil Muslims have not stolen. Especially with India. Now there is no Pirapakaran who was short sighted and stupid for opposing and fighting with the IPKF, to spoil the party it should work well, as Eelam Tamils by nature are very pro India and condider India as our natural ally,.despite all what happened and would welcome any form of Indian intervention or negotiation on their behalf

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              Siva Sankaran Sharma,
              This country was called ‘Sinhale’ until British changed the name to Ceylon because it is the country of Sinhala people who speak the unique language Sinhala.
              Why should Sinhalayo who are the native people steal their own land? Sinhalayo also do not have to colonize their own land. It is foreigners who colonize. In that sense it is Tamils that came from Hindusthan who have stolen the land belong to Sinhalayo and colonized Snhala land in the North and East of Sinhale. North East is where Sinhalayo had their Kingdoms Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa before Dravida invaders destroyed them forcing Sinhalayo to move to the South.
              —-
              “…preserve what is left of our land, that the Sinhalese and these South Indian origin Tamil Muslims have not stolen.”

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                Please provide us proof when this country was ever called ” Sinhale” . A new story now concocted by Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists to lay claim to the entire island as theirs. The word Sinhale has nothing to do with lions or any other big cat but the Prakrit/Pali corruption of the Tamil word Chingkallam , that was also used to describe the island. Meaning the red or copper coloured land

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                  Siva Sankaran Sharma
                  According to Prof. Raj Somadeva, there are several stone inscriptions where the term Sinhale has been used to refer to this country. This country was also called ‘Seehala Deepa’ and ‘Hela Diva’ because Sinhalayo were also called ‘Hela’ people. Foreigners used different names to this country. Tamils in Hindusthan called ‘Elam’, Bengalis called ‘Seeholdeep’, ancient Greeks called ‘Serendiba’, Portuguese called ‘Ceilao’ and British called ‘Ceylon’.

                  “Please provide us proof when this country was ever called ” Sinhale” .

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                    Rantings from a senile old fool. We all know about this discredit fake historian , whom you mentioned and a stooge of the Rajapaksas. Sinhala is the corrupt Pali version of Tamil Chingkallam and Hela again is the corrupt Pali version of Tamil Eelam. Sinhalese and Hela have no meaning but Chingkallam( the red or copper coloured land ) and Eelam ( Land of metal or toddy or even home Ilam) have a meaning in Tamil. The island was also called Cheran Theevu meaning the island of the Chera another name for Naga in ancient times and Serendib is corruption of this word. In Latin Chera were called Sera. Stop posting racist rubbish

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                Eagle ‘mutt’ Eye, where do you think your ancestors are from fool? You don’t like living with others, then you can take a long swim………………Indian Ocean is a massive swimming pool.

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              Hindia is just buying time and space for sori Sinahalam so that genocide can be finished in non-violence-form.

              Please read this article to see where the thinking of Hindia is heading to.

              https://telanganatoday.com/sri-lankas-u-turn-shouldnt-shock-india

              Mind you, the writer is public face of RAW by the role of journalist. He even castigated CWV as an extremists during the Modi’s visit to Jaffnam because CWV managed to pass genocide resolution in Nothern PC.

              Basically, Hinida, after partnering with Sinhalam for massacring and genociding Tamils, now busy on devising ways to eliminate Tamils, especially Eezhalam Tamils by non-violent form from the Island.

              This is why the Hindia is silent on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, and whilst throwing 13 pubic hairs to Tamils in order to prevent International Community deeply involving.

              Tamils has to make an appeal to US, calling the US to override Hindia.

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                It must have read pretence of throwing 13 pubic hairs to Tamils.

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            Gnana
            Indo Lanka accord states North and East of historic habiatation with other communities, so that does not give legitimacy to an exclusive Tamil homeland.

            The resolution has reduced the war crimes to just 2 pages and does not even mention the word war crimes I am told.

            If the Sri Lankan government can show in the next 12 months a better behaviours and also not overly tilting towards China there is a way out. Any way
            even if 13th amendment is implemented it wont be the full merge North and East. Lets see the outcome mate if you are around.

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              Not only Sri Lanka but even you and Eagle Blind and the rest of your Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist gang have to be on good behaviour

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                Ofcourse you are correct. Bad behaviour is reserved only when it comes to thalayas

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                  RAVI PERERA
                  the Sinhala Speaking proud Demela

                  “Ofcourse you are correct. Bad behaviour is reserved only when it comes to thalayas”

                  How do you manage now that Gota has run out of oil?

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                    May be your old LTTE friends who are with him can help

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              No where I said that it is an exclusive Tamil homeland, but an autonomous area ruled by Tamils.There was agreement that a temporary merger be affected and after a period of time referendum be held in east, but it could be postponed indefinitely. SL violated this by Supreme court de-merging on which matter it had no jurisdiction. Muslims or Sinhalese can say that their areas should not be merged with north, but they cannot say that for Tamil areas. I have suggested several times in this column, how to effect a merger which is a win win solution to all. Better behaviour includes reconciliation with Tamils on the basis of truth and justice and accountability of acts committed by security forces. Sri Lanka has to completely surrender to India like what JR did in 1987, but unfortunately has sunk into a situation where they cannot ask China to go away. There is news that India may send their troops to Sri Lanka, if their security is threatened. Rajapakses think that they can neutralize India by bringing Chinese Troops in the guise of workers.

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                “There is news that India may send their troops to Sri Lanka, if their security is threatened.”

                This is in your wish list Gnana. At the moment there is no security threat for India and it is highly unlikely there would be a security threat to India.

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                Also Gnana, the Indo Lanka accord stated so many things and India did not or could not hold on to their end of the bargain. To say North East demerger is against the accord and is invalid is a cock and bull story. Even during Eric solheim period the effort by the other countries was to give federalism to the North only. If you Tamils are insisting on tamil areas of east which is mainly Batt, the sinhalaese and Muslims can insist on the same in the North. I have moved around a lot with the embassies in Colombo and know their thinking.
                But all the countries are of the opinion that an area of land should be given to tamils for local governance. What is included in the term local governance is a matter up for debate.(No body is telling us to hand over Police powers at this moment). Also they are of the opinion that the land distribution should be fair by all people. As long as most Tamils hold on to hard stances (Which most seem to be) I think we are safe.

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                One more thing, as far as better behaviour is concerned yes, we may have to do some sort of inquiry. But the UN also should be able to let us know how they arrived at the number 40,0000. Surely USA and other countries should be able to show satellite pictures. If an inquiry is held at most some errant soldiers would be punished. USA and UK defence attaches numbers are around 7000 and that includes LTTE fighters. Satellite pictures could verify wether 40,000 or 7000 is the correct number

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              RAVI PERERA
              the Sinhala Speaking proud Demela

              Assuming Hindians urgently want to unite their Akhand Bharat across South Asia, and prepared to take on anyone objecting to obey their orders, for example the Pashtuns of Pakistan, Hindians could use deadly force.

              Like last time in 1987 the Sinhala/Buddhist army may opt to hide behind their woman folks. In your case you can book a place inside Sambandan’s Amude.

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                LTTE vedda,

                You are smarting from defeat neda?

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                  RAVI PERERA
                  the Sinhala Speaking proud Demela

                  “You are smarting from defeat neda?”

                  No Demela.
                  I am trying to confirm/project the world strategic trend from you as you seem to enjoy very close relationship with Hindians in Colombo.

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                    LTTE Vedda,

                    Why are you so angry with the Hindians. Were your own LTTE platoon attacked badly by IPKF

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                      RAVI PERERA
                      the Sinhala Speaking proud Demela

                      “Why are you so angry with the Hindians. Were your own LTTE platoon attacked badly by IPKF”

                      Similar to the Sinhala/Buddhist (racist Saffronista’s and their “b***s carrying politicians) destroying this free island and replacing it with fascist theocracy, Hindians are bent on destroying an ancient pluralist civilization/society built on Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of unity in diversity, Tagore’s world view, Kaniyan Poongunranar’s (Sangam Poet) “Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir “‘we have a sense of belonging to every place and everyone is our own.”.

                      The religious fascists in both countries believe they could build a fascist nation with empty slogans like ” one nation one language, one people, ….. one leader, …. and take the country back to 10,000 BC.

                      Once fascists have successfully built their Greater Hindu Barat their next target would be EXPANSION, Gota could be a well qualified side kick to Amit Shah (like Mussolini, Franco, . Oswald Mosley, ..Anagarika to Hitler).

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          Why you pointing all these things. Tell Kamala Harris, Vice President of USA, she is Tamil, she knows there is no Tamil Nation for more than 70 million Tamils. Damn shame. Is she a puppet of White Americans?

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            This is for Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam, warship Kamala Harris, Tamil will get, separate nation.

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            Is this why your low caste Tamil ancestors from South India, were imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch and now you are beating the Sinhalese Aryan drum

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      One more to his list of “you appear to be not knowing” persons.
      *
      CVW jolly well knew that it will have nothing to do with the aspirations of the Tamils (as he interpreted them or as they really are).
      His problem is that Gajendrakumar grabbed that punchline months before him.

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      He is right.

      Where is genocide, war crimes, 40,000, Tamil aspirations, Sinhala colonization, militarization, continuing sexual violence against Tamil women, erasing of Tamil identity? Nothing is in the resolution.

      The watered down resolution also upholds SL’s sovereignty.

      This is a hard slap on the face of Tamils. Shame on UNHRC! What a betrayal!

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        GATAM what you are saying is correct as they have not been stated openly. But carefully consider it. Resolution underlines the need for accountability, reconciliation and human rights. If Sri Lanka does not comply with it to hold credible investigation to bring war criminals to book or take measures to promote reconciliation with justice and equality to Tamils, then they will intervene by imposing economic embargo and institute cases against war criminals in their countries. Remember that 13th amendment is part of the resolution, which if implemented fully will meet aspiration of most of Tamils, stop Sinhala colonization and militarization and give safety to Tamils from violence and ensure Tamil identity. If the government fails, then this resolution authorizes Indian intervention first diplomatically and if fails militarily to implement it. Yes resolution upholds Sri Lankan sovereignty, but that is only one pillar which depends on other pillar which ensures that Tamils achieve peace, equality, justice and dignity. It is Sinhalese who will receive hard slap, which will occur very soon.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          “Remember that 13th amendment is part of the resolution, which if implemented fully will meet aspiration of most of Tamils,…”

          Most of the Tamils. What about the others?
          13th Amendment will fulfil the aspiration of separatist Malabar Vellala Tamil politicians in Yapanaya. Low caste Tamils in Yapanaya told the told the Sub-committee on Power Sharing of the Constitution Drafting Committee not to give land and police powers to NPC.
          What percentage is Malabar Vellala Tamils out of the total Tamil population in Sri Lanka?

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          Gnana

          When the sinhalese receive a hard slap we will pack another million out of the country

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            Who the Ayammas ?

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            Looking at your postings, human civilisation must have passed by without the likes of you on it!

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            RAVI PERERA
            the Sinhala Speaking proud Demela

            “When the sinhalese receive a hard slap we will pack another million out of the country”

            Along with them give us your guesstimate of how many millions are going to go Medieval Middle East Kingdom, how many are planning to seek asylum in Australia, Europe (another of your ghetto Italy), North America, (not in all weather frind China, Pakistan,

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              LTTE Vedda,

              Look who is taking about refugees. Sinhalese in Australia and the europe are mostly professionals. Italy does have sinhalese who do menial jobs like demalu in Canada.

              As far as the medivel kingdom is concerned there is more from your nadu there than the sinhalayas. Just acdept you man, you are a defeated group of people

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                RAVI PERERA

                “Sinhalese in Australia and the europe are mostly professionals.”

                Oh Please!!!
                I believe you!!!!
                _
                Even if what you say is true, why aren’t they living in your glorious Sinhala/Buddhist 7 star democracy.

                Being a Sinhala speaking demela, sharing the same gene, you too live an bubble – imaginary world.
                Its okay.

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            Be careful of provoking any trouble as India has already warned that they will send military into Sri Lanka. It will not be one million Tamils packed out of the country, it will be ten million Sinhalese bundled inside.

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              Where or When did Hindia warned about sending military into the Island?

              Or, are toy referring to Hariharan’s interview?

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                KA

                “Where or When did Hindia warned about sending military into the Island?”

                Hariharan recycled what he had been telling whoever is willing to listen.
                However there is an amount of truth in it.

                As far as Hindians are concerned Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, … Sri Lanka, Maldives, … are part of Akhant Bharat.
                Hindia is seriously considering “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall” as its National Moto under BJP/RSS/…………. Amit Shah, one country, one people, one religion, one that, one this, …

                If Sarath Weerasekere, Anuradha Yahampath, Gevindu, …………………… and all fellow nationalist racists could demand one country, one people, one religion, one that, one this, … why not Amit Shah?

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                  However there is an amount of truth in it.

                  As far as Hindians are concerned Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, … Sri Lanka, Maldives, … are part of Akhant Bharat.
                  Hindia is seriously considering “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall” as its National Moto under BJP/RSS/………….

                  Yes, I do not in any way deny that this is their wish and heard it from horses mouth.

                  Attempting to make it a reality means war.

                  One thing is every one surrounding Hindia want to bring down Hindia by inflicting thousands of small cuts than a chopping big sizable chuck.

                  Hindia invoking this type of conflict is a gift to every one.

                  Wthether Sori Sinhalam have the guts to at the least shoot a catapult shot at the invading Hindians is altogether is a different question. Going by Ravi Perara’s view, sori Sinhalam will not do that.

                  Then we have China doing the same to some practical extent in south china sea, and claiming all sorts of surrounding lands as Greater China.

                  Where does this leave the so called rule setter, the US?

                  “Amit Shah, one country, one people, one religion, one that, one this, …”

                  Again wish. Incidentally, Sori Sinhalam saying same.

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              Gnana

              We sinhalayas have absolutely no problems with Hindi and most Indians except the demalu. We do not need to antogonist India, if we do ofcourse they would send troops. Probably we will request that India sends Hindians or Sikhs to replace the 1 million demalu who would be kicked out

              I hope you will see improvements for your side before we stop seeing your comments here for good

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                Be careful what you wish to like for.

                I see Kaudilyar play in Hindia’ dealing with so called neighbours.

                Incidentally, Kaudilyar’s Arthashastra says beat the so called neighbours to pulp and keep them fearing you (i.e. Hinida).

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          GS,

          There is no such capability. Only UN Security Council can do it and China will block it.

          No. SL sovereignty does not depend on Tamil sovereignty (if any). On the contrary, both cannot exist at the same time.

          This UNHRC resolution started favoarable for Tamils but ended up anti-Tamil. The problem is the watering down process happened between countries and obviously Tamils were excluded in it.

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      Former Judge Wiggie,
      .
      You too are complicit to all the failures. You guys as nothern politicians never did your job well. That Arun some one young TAMIL activist revealed it to the press very recently. And I too have read, you have not even used the funds allocated to NP during your terms. So what more talks you the kind of politicians have got so say in today s upside situation ?

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
      I have not read the article yet. I may or may not read it.
      .
      Your assertion that at least one major power must support our quest for justice is the hard truth. The love between Sri Lanka and China exemplifies this need.
      .
      India, harping on losing their leader Rajiv, is not going to come to our rescue any time soon. We have to wait till India feels threatened by the deceptiveness of Sri Lanka.
      .
      Unless Sri Lanka does something stupid, 13A will be India’s final answer, whether we like it or not.

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        Nathan,
        India did not vote for the resolution that contained 13thA. So how can India tell Sri Lanka to implement 13th A. Even UNHRC cannot tell Sri Lanka to implement 13thA because it is an internal matter of a sovereign country. UNHRC resolutions are not binding. So UNHRC cannot do anything if Sri Lanka does not implement 13thA. Keep on dreaming.

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        I would like to remind the Tamil leaders that Tamil people can’t afford confrontational politics. It is now clear that the western countries will listen to us if our aim is to remove oppression and all other threats we are facing. It is a golden opportunity for Tamil leaders to set aside their schisms and work with the western countries including America and India and the Sri Lankan government to work towards removing the oppressive conditions in Tamil areas and remove other serious threats faced by Tamils. I humbly request the Tamil leaders to not to miss this golden opportunity.

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      Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
      I have read the article.
      Justice Wigneswaran is incorrect in saying that the UNHRC resolution failed to uphold justice.
      UNHRC is not a court; The High Commissioner is just a prosecutor. UNHRC is following the procedures in place. Justice will be served in and on time.

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        I am a little puzzled.
        If the UNHRC is no court, what is a ‘prosecutor’ doing there?

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      Dr. G.S.
      .
      I thought IPKF came to save Sinhalese from LTTE atrocities.
      They had to be asked please go to save Tamils from IPKF atrocities.

      Soma

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        No they came here to save Choma from her stupidities and stupid posts

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          Pandi Kutti
          You got a good number of thumb ups.
          Cheers.

          Soma

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      I will not agree with CWV on all points except one. That is the immediate protection of Tamils from the GR government is not addressed in the resolution. GR government is intensely angered by the UN resolution 46-1. They are now retaliating in the only way they know, which to Harris and harm Ordinary Tamils. These people need immediate international protection which is not forthcoming.
      Tamils need international protection without which we will be wiped out from Sri Lanka. China and Russia have clearly indicated that they will not provide this protection. They voted against the resolution. The forty two countries which co-sponsored the resolution were all Western countries and the countries which are aligned to the Western countries. They went as far as possible within the limits of their geo-political interests, to create this resolution against human rights violations. We must be grateful to them for making our problem an international issue. Now we can feel that we are not totally orphans anymore.
      Since independence we have been facing, death, destruction, discrimination and loss of livelihood while the whole world looked on and did nothing. It has changed now. This resolution changed it.
      Though we wanted a lot more than this, the western countries went as far as they can go. Other countries won’t give two hoots about. India though neutral have indicated sympathy.

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        Think.
        What have all the UN resolutions on Palestine achieved?
        Are not our ‘protectors’ also protectors of a far more cruel oppressor and killer state.

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    Mr.Vicked and Gajaa Ponnan always trying to show they know more inside about UNHCR RESOLUTION Than TNA-SAMPANTHAN AND SUMANTHIRAN.When the 13th amendment was introduced all groups went to town and shouted that is not enough and later accepted and became members and enjoyed the personal benefit came alone with provincial councils.MR.VICEKD ENJOYED THE CHIEF MINISTER POSITION UNTIL THE LAST MOMENT.Now the same way trying to blame UNHCR SAYING THAT THE RESOLUTION IS HALF BAKED.MR.VICKED AND MR.GAJA PONNAN BOTH ARE HELL BENT ON TAKING THE TAMILS ONCE AGAIN TO NANTHI KADAL OR MULLIVAIKAL TO ENJOY PERSONAL BENEFIT BY BECOMING MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTS BY TAMILS FOR A RIDE AGAIN USING UNHCR RESOLUTION AS A TOOL.GOOD LUCK TO BOTH EXPERTS.

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      Genocide.

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      P
      What is wrong with saying that what was on offer was inadequate but accept it as the best option before one?

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    Once again Wigna is saying the same thing that Rajapakse Government is saying. This confirms that Wigna who appears to be working for the Tamils is actually an agent of Rajapakse. He made LTTE slogans during P2P march which had nothing to do with LTTE. Similarly he makes statements from time to time when the Government of Rajapakse appears to be weak. His statements always stir up the Southern Sinhalese folks. Wigna is an agent of Rajapakses.

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      Son of a Buddhist,

      Did you read the UNHRC resolution? Please read. CVW is right. The resolution has dropped all previous allegations!

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        GATAM, read my comments to your posting. CVW is wrong. The resolution has laid foundation to uphold all previous allegations. Comply or get hammered.

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        Gatam,
        The reason removing previous allegations is a strategic move by UN. What they have done is made it mostly post Gota’s election actions. These are the most recent ones. By including the UNHR base in SL to collect, compile and save evidence of HR violations they have indirectly put a noose around the war crimes as well. Very smart move.

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      Now Wingeshwarn is another agent of Rajapaksa like Zahran!
      .
      Rajapaksa benefited enormously by Wignes’ antics for uniting the Sinhala vote base.
      Who are the others who helped Rajapaksa to amass 69L ?
      Sajith Premadasa could be another agent planted to split UNP , which needless to say benefited Rajapaksa considerably.
      And Richard Bathuideen who cleared Vilpattu? One cannot trivialise his contribution. Definitely in the pay of Rajapaksa.
      He had many agents in Sanga community from top to bottom who were better equipped than CNN.
      What about the Catholic church? Unlikely that Rajapaksa spared the Church in appointing agents.
      Who else?
      I had a naging suspicion about my wife all along whether she could be another agent planted by Rajapaksa to convert my family members and relatives.
      .
      I fear to venture into Colombo Telegraph who did a yeoman service to keep Rajapaksa in continuous limelight. Payment in UK£.
      .
      Among the commentators Native Vedda the Pied Piper in CT cannot be anyone other than a top rank Rajapaksa agent, I bet.
      He serves Rajapaksa for nothing in return!

      Soma

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        soman

        You have grown up, you have attained age, ………………….
        You have tried at sarcasm.
        Well done.
        Brilliant.
        Hurrah.

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          NV
          How many kids are following you?

          Soma

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            soman

            On the contrary I am following you, Ravi Perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela, Eagle Blind Eye, Tony, SJ, …… (Jim Softy, KA Sumanasehere, ………. it is regrettable many of them vanished from the face of CT world).

            Aren’t you people teaching me what to expect from Sinhala/Buddhist racists?

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              NV
              If you are following me you are on the right path.
              I am the only Sinhalese in this forum who supports a separate Homeland.
              Please convey the message to all those living outside North East and get them follow us too.

              Soma

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    No country will sacrifice their interest for getting justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka. Even Tamil Nadu is not prepared to sacrifice their interest for us. Even Muslims and Indian Origin Tamils are not supported by Tamil Nadu government or Indian government. Tamils at home and out should have a common strategic approach to find a mechanism to get justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka. Still Tamils and Muslims have the power to stop Sri Lanka going forward politically and economically if they unite together.

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      A
      Your first two sentences are most precise.
      My experience is that the Tamil diaspora, or really its supposed spokespersons, have other ideas which have little to do with ground reality.
      *
      Why just Tamils and Muslims? Why not the Sinhalese who are increasingly bearing the brunt of state oppression and a failing economy?
      The government is the stumbling block to Sri Lanka going forward politically and economically.
      Our task is to get it moving.
      Let us think outside the box.

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        SJ,
        Why just Tamils and Muslims? Why not the Sinhalese who are increasingly bearing the brunt of state oppression and a failing economy?
        In addition to the state oppression and failing economy that affects all including Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims Tamils and Muslims face a kind of genocidal attack or threat to destroy the identity and existence because of their ethnic background.

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          A
          If it is genocidal attack you are concerned with, the Tamil leaders will have trouble with the Muslims, who faced a more serious threat from the LTTE killing machine starting Kathankudi mosque massacre and expulsion from the North. Tamil spokespersons with rare exceptions like Sumanthiran are explicitly hostile to the Muslims.
          They are not going to attract the Hill Country Tamils, thanks to the opportunist deals made with Mano Ganesan.
          The North-East divide has yet to be patched.
          You talk about economic issues, about denial of legal rights etc there are people to join hands.
          The Tamil nationalist leadership has never shown concern about the day to day issues of the Tamil people (an area that Douglas D, despite all his corruption and opportunism, has paid attention to), particularly the war affected.
          *
          People eventually follow to leaders who address real day to day issues. There is no way to overcome the chauvinist line of the ruling coterie but to mobilize Sinhala masses.
          If your purpose is to bring together Muslims and Tamils and achieve your goal, I despite serious doubts, will back to the hilt any move by you to civilize the Tamil anti-Muslim bigots on these pages.

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            SJ,
            My point is very clear. I understand that there are number of issues between Tamils and Muslims. Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism played a key role in dividing Tamils and Muslims in the past may be real. I understand where you come from for such an exaggerated statement “LTTE Killing machine…….” without a word on the other side. In my opinion, Tamils and Muslims have the power if they unite together. In my opinion, the threat from Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism lead by Rajapaksas brutal regime for Tamils and Muslims are dangerous and genocidal.

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              A
              Let us not fool ourselves about Tamil attitude towards Muslims.
              You have seen plenty of nasty remarks on these pages. Have you denounced any?
              Do Tamils have the faintest idea of how Muslims outside the N&E live? Do they care to find out?
              *
              The task is too big for Tamils and Muslims alone.
              What is needed is a broad social justice front.
              Too bad if the idea is not to your liking.

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                Dear SJ
                “The task is too big for Tamils and Muslims alone.
                What is needed is a broad social justice front.”
                You brightened my day.
                How I wish if only Tamil political class agree to suspend this demand for a ‘political solution’ for just five years. Just as an experiment. Come to Galle Face, Kandy and Galle, put up raised platforms and speak to Sinhala people. Try that experiment. Far too long you tried to strike pre election back room deals with our politicians bartering Tamil vote base. Waged a 30 year war. And get India to twist the ruling politicians’ hands.
                You never spoke to people direct. Try that experiment, see how many Sinhalese will climb that stage.
                We bludgeoned JVP
                We bludgeoned LTTE
                Beautiful young people who are entitled to a life.
                Leave aside the history or genetics and look around. Don’t we see mass poverty with malnutritioned children all over.
                Shouldn’t that be our priority?
                .
                Thank you SJ again for saying
                “What is needed is a broad social justice front.”

                Soma

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                I think there is no barrier for broad social justice from Tamils and Muslims. But I can’t still find Sinhala voice in this forum to form inside or outside Sri Lanka? Can you please highlight who are they and what effort they made towards this goal?

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              Ajith
              .
              ” In my opinion, Tamils and Muslims have the power if they unite together”
              .
              When TNA uses the words Tamils, Tamil Nation, Tamil People, Tamil Speaking People, Ealam Tamils etc. are Muslims included or not has been a problem to me from the beginning.
              Or they claim to represent the interests of only Hindu/Christian Tamils in Jaffna?
              Can you please clarify?

              Soma

              .

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                soman

                “Can you please clarify?”

                Anyone including Sinhalese and Buddhist who opposes Sinhala/Buddhists should be part of the Rainbow Alliance, irrespective what they call themselves.

                Their main responsibility is to liberate Sinhalese and Buddhists fro Sinhala/Buddhists bigots.

                The progressive alliance could call themselves by any name, for example ABCDEFGH, BCDEFGHI, ………………….

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                  No one is there to help you?

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      Ajith,
      Are you telling Tamils and Muslims to commit suicide? If they follow your advice, they will be the people who will suffer most.
      May be separatist Tamils do not care for the lives of ordinary Tamils as long as they can get their ‘Dreamland’.
      —-
      “Still Tamils and Muslims have the power to stop Sri Lanka going forward politically and economically if they unite together.”

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    Gota is making the same mistake that Prabhakaran made earlier, which is that he is invincible. All dictators have made this mistake and they realized this only when it was too late.

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      Captain Morgue,

      VP was invincible to SL strategy from 1975 to 2005. The strategy was changed in December 2005 to a “harvesting strategy” away from a “land winning strategy”. That’s when he failed. No minority backed group can survive the new strategy. It was not VP’s fault. He did his best but ran out of numbers.

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    Wiggy,

    Justice has many many loop holes surely being a former supreme court justice you should know this????

    We cannot expect 100% from UN when the Supreme Court it’s self is full of back doors for culprits to escape justice……

    Are you trying to fool the poor Tamil people with your justice mumbo jumbo?

    Please get some coaching from Mr Sumanthiran and do something tangible for the North and the East.

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    Mr C V W’s children are married to Sinhalese and his grandchildren are the True Sri Lankan. It may be better for those Tamils remaining in SL to learn both English and Sinhalese in addition to their mother tongue and get educated to do jobs useful to their community. They should keep away from drugs and alcohol as it will bring down them physically and mentally..
    Vocational Training too is important.
    What does the GoSL expect from the Tamils who are in SL? Please don’t abuse and ill treat them. The Lord Buddha did not teach you this.

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      N
      “It may be better for those Tamils remaining in SL to learn both English and Sinhalese in addition to their mother tongue and get educated to do jobs useful to their community. “
      Fully agree.
      Why did this thought not to occur to the FP in 1956?

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      What has Vigneswaran’s sons marrying Chingkallams got to do with him and his opinions. They are adults who took their own decision in life You mean you only become true Sri Lanka if you have Chingkalla blood and speak Chingkallam? Very racist. It is good to the Thamizh to learn English and Chingkallam and also better for the Chingkallams to learn English and Thamizh too. Not a one way street. Remember there are more Thamizh speakers living in the region. Chingkallam speakers 18 million the most but Thamizh as mother tongue in the region around 85 million and another 10 million speak it fluently as their second or third language. In most multi lingual countries like Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and many other, everyone learns the other person’s language not only theirs. In Switzerland most Swiss can speak German, French and Italian very fluently and this in addition to English

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    Wiggy is right. He is calling for a stronger intervention forn UN and NATO and UNHRC and other international organisation
    Bangladesh analogy is does not apply to Sri Lanka. Bangladesh was carved out as part of Pakistan at that time East Pakistan 1000’s of miles away from West Pakistan. …by a British General who had admitted he didn’t have foggiest idea of what he was doing.

    The resolution as I said in my earlier post is watered down and will let the Rajapaksas off the hook

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      R
      At the time of partition, given the spate of Hindu-Muslim violence most Muslims thought that it was a good idea. Jinnah was for it; or he could have suggested otherwise.
      The Muslim rulers of Junagadh, Bhopal and Hyderabad (all with Hindu majority) did not want to join India. But were overruled.
      Up to a million Muslims had migrated post independence from states other than West Bengal, Punjab, Rajastan and Gujarat until 1971.
      *
      The hook has nothing really to do with human rights. It is a foreign policy hook, and R&Co will be on it for a long time to come. But hurting them without upsetting the vast majority will be tough.
      The change to last must start from within.

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      Rajash
      Wingeshwarn must ask all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island to relocate themselves into North East ‘B E F O R E’ UN/ NATO intervention.
      Only then he can do a Bangladesh.
      Otherwise it will be like partition of India. Who wants to witness that bloodshed and mass movement again?
      In this world of communication and transport that repetition is not at all necessary.
      UN/NATO must be requested to facilitate the movement in a peaceful order prior to intervention.
      .
      Rajesh, ask Sampanthan uncle to reconsider his decision to pass his remaining days in Colombo.

      Soma

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        soman

        “Wingeshwarn must ask all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island to relocate themselves into North East “

        Take it easy.
        Don’t ever interfere in Hindian’s responsibilities.

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          NV
          I was trying to make it easier for the Hindians to do a Bangladesh.
          India should know better what entails a partion without prior agreement on relocation.

          Soma

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            soman

            Are you in a hurry to relocate yourself to Tamil Nadu?

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        Soma :Wingeshwarn must ask all Tamil speaking people scattered across the island to relocate themselves into North East B E F O R E’ UN/ NATO intervention.
        ==========
        No Need the aim is to chase the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist people back to the land where Buddha was born.

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        Soma ,

        ” Otherwise it will be like partition of India.” No , nothing so bad
        right now Soma darling ! We do have a ” beyond our maritime
        borders” minister Din ash who reads to International community
        about us Srilankans as ” Multi Ethnic and Multi cultural” while
        to the locals , as he knows what they usually eat ” This is a
        Buddhist country,” Why don’t you change your night dress darling ,
        too transparent ?

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    Did lawyer come politician CVW, go to Geneva and present his case ???

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    Has Mr. C V W ever explained to the Sri Lankan citizens living in the North, WHY he did use the funds allocated to him to develop his province fully? Why the Tamil Leaders are NOT acting together to bring solutions to the ethnic issues? They all can talk eloquently. TNA helped RW to regain his PM POST in 2018. Had they made a deal with Mahinda R, Tamils could have benefited & NGR would not have become the President?
    NGR had made so many errors since becoming the President of the country. The GOOD parts of the 19th Amendments has been deleted from the 20th Amendment which he managed to pass with the help of the Muslim MPs. The Judges aren’t able to deliver their verdicts free of political interference. I do not understand why these learned judicial professionals agree to all sorts of Commissions instituted by NGR who did not want Trials after trials for those surrendering leaders of the liberation in May 2009.

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    Dr Gnana,

    Most of the conflicts and communanal unrest
    has been stired up by the World Super powers.
    They want to have their finger in every pie.

    India got the jitters when – the UNP and JRJ came to power in 1978 leaning heavily towards the west and USA.
    At that time Indira Ghandhi’s and India’s friend was former USSR.

    So supporting the Tamil youth to become a fully trained and armed gurilla organisation was the solution to stem the Sri Lanka threat.

    India did not want a developed pro Western state similar to Singapore in the back yard of India.

    The Indian government provided gurilla training camps within Indian soil under the guidance and supervision of the RAW.

    Every thing is history after that.

    The frankinstine monster LTTE was created and played havoc in Sri Lanka.

    Here we are in 2021 onece again hoping that India will put it’s finger in the pie.

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      Whimpy Kid,
      India trained the LTTE as revenge for sri lanka interfering in the bangladesh war.
      Your claim that sri lanka would have ‘become another singapore’ during the 1970s is laughable for 2 reasons.
      1) sri lanka at the end of british rule was more developed than singapore and japan.
      2) sinhala rulers took over the country and steadily sent it into the drain spending all their energy on corruption and how to destroy the tamil minority. The 1950s was when the real frankenstein appeared in the form of regular state sponsored anti-tamil riots.

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    The lessons learnt during the past 73 years since Independence and twelve years of pilgrimage to Geneva since the end of the conflict,should make all thinking Tamils that our moderate Sinhalese are our reliable allies and better to cultivate their friendship and form a united front rather than going behind the West or India for our salvation.

    The earlier we realize, it is better for all of us.

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    Here is Colonel Hari Haran’s interview with Lankasiri it is in Tamil . Very interesting . at least those who understand Tamil can listen to this interview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAl2KSnVSp0&t=2483s

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      Hope you allow this moderator but if you do not too, it is also fine and I understand. Thankyou.

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    Srikrish,
    You are right that the Tamils in SL need to align with a major Party that is not an extremist one. They should stop voting for Tamil parties. They have not taken us anywhere but to disaster. But the point is the opponents will take up the racist issue along with the Monks resulting in defeat of the moderate Sinhala Political party.
    For Tamils it has been always a case of defeat after defeat with an Undecided Indian Government. Like the cuban missile crisis during JFK TIME, INDIA SHOULD GIVE ULTIMATUM TO SL.

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    Humble,

    Are you saying that the Liberation, Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) were sweet little pussy cats?
    cannot be classified as monsters????

    The truth is India wants all other countries in South Asia to be subservient to India however Pakistan will never tow that line. And other countries such as Sri Lanka cannot be expected to say yes sir all the time.

    There is nothing laughable about the damage India did to Sri Lanka by being the sponsor of Tamil Terrorism in Sri Lanka that lasted for 30 years. If not for the LTTE definitely Sri Lanka would have been in a much better wicket and all communities would have reaped the benifit.

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    India has been directly or indirectly involved in anti Tamil riots.
    India is no friend of Tamils.

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    Humble,

    Do you think that India takes action with revenge as a motive????
    India works as per advise by the Research and Analaysis Wing – RAW – these guys care two hoots about revenge.

    They work on short and longterm strategy with the best interest of India foremost in their agenda.

    Revenge is some thing that governs us Sri Lankans – Riots, Mobs, LTTE (kill like no other), moda politicians that burn libraries this is our lot – Revenge and Arsonists Wing – RAW Sri Lanka style – No research, No analysis – another day same shit.

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    The Tamil political rivals are having a job and a half explaining themselves to the seemingly gullible Tamil voter.
    Sit back and watch the fun until the next Geneva circus.

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    Justice will be served when the Tamils are given the right to return to Tamilnadu.

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      Punchi Point
      Punchi Brain
      Punchi Willi

      Justice will only be served when the Tamils are given the right to return to Tamilnadu along with Sinhalese.

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