25 September, 2018

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UNHRC Resolution & The Debate Between So-Called Joint Opposition & Government

By M. A. Sumanthiran –

M.A. Sumanthiran PC

So, my urge to the Government, at this time, is that you did the course correction; you turned towards the right direction; you did the right thing by co-sponsoring those two Resolutions, but please do not drag your feet any longer. Be brave and do what is right and nothing will go wrong. Do not be afraid to do the right thing. The previous regime was not afraid to do the wrong thing, but you are afraid to do the right thing, perhaps the presence of many who were in the previous Government being in the present Government too may be a cause for that.  But, you cannot be dictated to by those forces. You have come with a fresh mandate; you have come with a very clear directive from all the people of this country and that is what you are expected to do. There were simple things that could have been addressed long ago that afflict our people and this Government is dragging its feet.

Transcript of the speech made by M.A Sumanthiran in Parliament yesterday:

Thank you, Hon. Presiding Member, for this opportunity to speak at this Adjournment Debate.

As I sat listening to speeches on both sides of the House, I thought the Debate was reaching heights of absurdity and hypocrisy. There has been a murder in broad daylight. Some people have informed the police of this murder. But the issue seems to be: “Who informed the police?  Why did you inform the police?” That is what is being debated in this House today, not that there has been a murder. “Why did you go and tell the police?” One is pointing the finger at the other.  “You are the one who told the police.” And from the other side another one is pointing the finger at this side and saying, “No! No! You are the one who told the police.” That is the sad state of affairs that this country has come to. No one is worried about the fact that there has been a murder.

That is the gist of the Debate between the so-called Joint Opposition and the Government today. The Government is bending backwards trying to say, “We are not going to allow anybody to be punished.” The Joint Opposition says, “You are trying to punish.” Nobody is talking about the crime. No one is talking about the victims. No one is talking about what is right and what is wrong. Both are competing with each other, trying to excel each other in claiming that they are better at covering up. One says, “We covered up well. You have now revealed it.” And the Government says, “No! No! You are the one who exposed it. Now we are covering up.” Shameless conduct both by the movers of the Resolution and those who are replying on behalf of the Government! Why cannot you face reality? Why can you not be truthful? Why can you not act with honour and tell the people of this country the reality. Why do you have to beat around the bush? That is why I call it hypocrisy.

There were references made to 1988/89 period, a comparison between that and 2008/09 period. Why do we even have to go there? Is not a wrong a wrong to whoever it happens? Have we descended to a point when the Representatives of the Tamil people have to  ask the question “If it happens to Sinhala youth, you will do and if it happens to Tamil youth, you will not?” Do we even have to raise that as a question in this House?

Hon. Minister Rauff Hakeem praised the virtues of this UN Resolution but it was he, in 2012, who went to Geneva and campaigned against the first Resolution. And as I say so Hon. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe smiles. He led the delegation fighting hard against these Resolutions, but failed, failed miserably, to prevent those Resolutions. Why? Because you were wrong; because you allowed these things to happen; you did not take responsibility and act as a responsible Government and when you were asked, you gave assurances.

I am glad that the Hon. Wimal Weerawansa read in Sinhala that undertaking, the Joint Communique that was signed by  the then President Rajapaksa in Kandy in May, 2009  with  the Secretary-General of the UN when the Government said, “We will inquire into those when we appoint the LLRC.” The first two Resolutions in 2012 and 2013, as the Hon. Minister knows very well, only asked the Sri Lankan Government to hold internal investigations.  That was all it asked, according to the undertaking given in that Joint Communique. And  it asked the Sri Lankan Government to implement the recommendations of its own Commission – the LLRC.  We did not have faith in that Commission, but even that Commission made constructive recommendations. Even that was not implemented.  Then, what did the international community do?  They did not interfere; they did not say, “You must do what we tell you to do.” They only said, “Do what you have said you will do.”  “Do what your own Commission has recommended that you must do. But if you fail in that, certainly there will be repercussions.”  Those who scream about international interventions must know that it was during that time that Dr. Palitha Kohona was appointed head of an investigative team by the UN to look into a bombing of an aid  flotilla against Israel. We participated in investigations against other sovereign countries as a responsible member of the United Nations.  We are members of the United Nations and we are proud of it. Why are we members of the United Nations if we cannot abide by the basic Charter of the United Nations?  What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.  What is good for Israel is good for us. So, it is that, that will remain on the international agenda until it is accomplished. 

I am glad, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs  – the present Minister of Finance and Mass Media – very clearly set that out, about sovereignty; about what sovereignty means today. Sovereignty is not something that is given to a ruler of a country to do as he pleases with his subjects. We are no longer subjects; we are citizenry. We are citizens in whom sovereignty rests. Sovereignty is no longer with the rulers.  It is with the people and that is why if the people are mistreated, you cannot take cover behind sovereignty. That is a false cover. That will never protect you and that is why questions can be asked and are being asked.  That is why this Government took the proper step of co-sponsoring HRC 30/1 and HRC 34/1 Resolutions, because that is the only proper course available.  But our complaint is against this Government as well.  You co-sponsor a Resolution and you drag your feet implementing it. 

You have all kinds of excuses not to implement it. You do not say you will not implement it, but you will not do it either.  Even in taking action, there is blatant discrimination. We commend you for taking action in the case of Prageeth Ekneligoda; in the case of Lasantha Wickrematunge, but there was a course of Tamil journalists who were killed. Why has the Government not moved one finger in respect of one of those assassinations? Why? Are Tamil journalists any less citizens of this country than Sinhala journalists? Is that your view? You do not have to answer that. It is blatantly obvious what your view is, when you do not do what you are supposed to do; when you do not do the right thing for certain sections of the community, but rush to do other things.  Until you change your course, we will have international spotlight on Sri Lanka and – I do not want to beat around the bush – we will ensure that, but that is not what we desire. We do not do that with glee, we do that with a heavy heart. We would like to say that we are equal citizens in this country, that our people are protected by the State as much as any other people in this country are protected. That is what we want. Then only we can be proud. But you are not allowing us to be proud citizens of this country.

So, my urge to the Government, at this time, is that you did the course correction; you turned towards the right direction; you did the right thing by co-sponsoring those two Resolutions, but please do not drag your feet any longer. Be brave and do what is right and nothing will go wrong. Do not be afraid to do the right thing. The previous regime was not afraid to do the wrong thing, but you are afraid to do the right thing, perhaps the presence of many who were in the previous Government being in the present Government too may be a cause for that.  But, you cannot be dictated to by those forces. You have come with a fresh mandate; you have come with a very clear directive from all the people of this country and that is what you are expected to do. There were simple things that could have been addressed long ago that afflict our people and this Government is dragging its feet.

The Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen was heard to complain bitterly about what is happening now and I have sympathy for what he said. A certain person has informed the Court of Appeal that he is in hospital and the IGP says that he has four units of police looking for him. Can there be any worse joke than that? That person informs court that he is in hospital and the Inspector General of Police with four units of searching policemen cannot find him. Why is that? At the same time, I would also like to say to the Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen when he complained about resettlement of protracted Muslim IDPs, we are all for all of those who were removed from the Northern Province coming back. We have said that time and again. Not just the Muslims but the Sinhalese, the Tamils, all must be resettled from where they were moved. If there are protracted IDPs and their issues have not been addressed, all of those issues must be addressed. Protracted IDPs cannot be only Sinhalese and Muslims.

It is a sad fact that a definition was sought to be introduced to the word “Protracted IDPs”. A Cabinet subcommittee has been appointed and the definition was “Sinhala and Muslims IDPs”. How can that be? When that was objected to, the definition has now been suggested “that those who were ousted prior to December 31st, 1990″ – that is all right – “by the LTTE”. Why only by the LTTE? What about the others? An IDP is an IDP. If he is a protracted IDP, then fix a date.  But it cannot be only those who were ousted by a particular movement. A particular movement should not come under that definition.

So, as much as we support the call of the Muslim people, indeed the Sinhala people and the Tamil people to be resettled in their original places, we say that also must be done without discrimination. We stand for a country that is not divided, a country in which all the peoples will be proud of their equal status to live without discrimination or fear, but, until we reach that, you cannot oust the concern of the world on this country.

Thank you.

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    Mr Sumanthiran

    Thanks for a well articulated speech!

    Rule of law could not be selective

    Rule of law has to be the basic element on which other rights are built

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      Dear Mr Sumanthiran, Thank you for the speech. I don’t know whether the govt will listen to this and move forward at least an inch towards theUNHRC resolution. Time and Time again they are good at one thing. That is cheating! Initially they cheated British before independence. Then they cheated Tamil Leaders SJV & GGP. Then they cheated India and now UN.

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      Its a good speech alright but how many in parliament really listened, understood and did not sleep through it.

      Well and good the govt sponsored the two resolutions but in spirit they did not buy into either. They were only buying time and still hoping it will go away. Are they right only time will tell.

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      Sri.Krish ———————-“””Rule of law could not be selective Rule of law has to be the basic element on which other rights are built””” ————————————————————————– I beg to differ, we do not allow Rule of Law to interfere with our legal/justice system. —-

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      A lame speech. Good for Dumb and Dumbers. TNA, Tamils and LTTE Diaspora all of them are losing international support. They lost US, France and UK already. Geneva is the next. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is accused for appointing corrupt officers to the OHCHR. —– His Report on Sri Lanka was totally bias.—– The LTTE Diaspora infiltrated to OHCHR and influenced its decisions on Sri Lanka. They (LTTE) have money to buy anybody. —— The Government which is under obligation to LTTE Diaspora for accepting funds for the January 8 Election, can say what they want. But patriotic Sinhalese who love their country and Army, will never let anybody touch them. We are not under obligation to accept a Report compiled by corrupt OHCHR or a Resolution tabled by country’s traitors.—– The UNHRC Resolution is treachery. —— No country will table a Resolution against its own Army and its own country let alone agreeing to punish the very Army who protected the country from terrorists, with life!! —- This Government betrayed the whole country and its Tri Forces.—— All traitors should be severely punished one day. —- Irrespective of party politics, the entire country will come as one to protect our Army. They are our people. Our Army already paid a heavy price to protect the country from Terrorists. We are not going to lose a single one of them again. They have paid enough. There’s not going to be any War Criminal Trials against our Army. We are an independent country. All those who co-signed UNHRC Resolution, the UN and Zeid Al Hussein all can go to hell.—– This Government has no mandate to implement the treacherous UNHRC Resolution.—- The day they try, the entire citizenry will come to the street and demand their resignation.

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        Chump, A lame speech. Good for Dumb and Dumbers. That means it is a great speech for you and your kind.

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          Hey, lame voice from the North <<<< For your information, Sumanthiran represents Tamils in the North. No wonder you don't know him.—- He doesn't live among Tamils in the North. He lives in Colombo among affluent Sinhalese but he represents poverty stricken, unemployed, infirm Tamils in the North.—— Wrong choice, buddy. —- Don't send him back to Parliament at the next election. —- Elect someone new from the community who feels the heartbeat of ordinary Tamils and who is genuinely work for their best interest.

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    The reason why the so called “war heroes” who killed Tamil civilians will not be prosecuted is rather simple. It will implicate three presidents, Chandrika, MR and Siri, as they bear command responsibility for many atrocities. Gota and the mentioned Palitha Konhona, inquiring into some other war crime in a distant place, have many to answer for. Then, there others like the “great” field marshal Fonseka and many other sundry generals enjoying their booties to the extent they can. There is the fear of an army coup, always present.

    There are too many can of worms that need to be opened. It is to the good of Sri Lanka is this is done. It will have a cathartic effect of wiping out so much of immoral sludge that has collected around politics. It will show that the immoral and the corrupt have no place to hide in the modern world.

    It may take time as with other war criminals around the world. But, be sure, that the Tamils both those in Sri Lanka and the diaspora, will keep at it. They will not forget. Forgetting will make them slaves for all time.

    The Sinhalese must realize that it is to their own good that this be done so that the polity of the land could be cleansed. They, to their eternal error, did nothing when thousands of innocent young Sinhalese were shot and burned on rubber tires.

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    Will Vellala Kid Abraham recommend to the TNA boss Vellala Sambandan to join the UNP and form a Dr Ranil , Sambandan and Bathtudeen Government……… Because his speech is all about this Government not holding War Crime Trials as promised by the Ex FM, in his Agreement ( UN Resolution) which he signed on behalf of Dr Ranil……….One may ask what about Sira …….. Vellala Kid has given up on Sira …. In fact , the Kid accused Sira and his cohorts who sit in Dr Ranil’s Cabinet as the main obstacle for his mate Mangalan and his cohorts bringing in the Foreign Judges and Witnesses to try the brave Soldiers …………….. Not a word mentioned about the Tamil Terrorists who destroyed Srilanka for Thirty Years……..Wonder whether this Vellala Kid is only 28 ..

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    Everybody knows the so called HRC resolutions were written by donkey Eelamist diaspora, based on lies, assumptions, myths and fantasies. All Husein did was sign the crappy resolution. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— There is NO implementation of meaningless resolutions or commission, NO federalism, NO autonomy, NO self determination , NO police or land powers, NO hybrid courts, NO foreign judges, NO removing of Army camps, and NO merger of North and Eastern provinces. SINHALESE HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH because of damn minorities. It is time to get tough on ANTI-SOCIAL PROBLEMATIC minorities. SO, minorities must SHUT UP, PUT UP, INTEGRATE, or GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Sinhalese must be Sri Lanka’s sole official language, Tamil medium education must be stopped. To be a Sri Lankan citizen they must be able to speak Sinhalese.

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    “We stand for a country that is not divided, a country in which all the peoples will be proud of their equal status to live without discrimination or fear, but, until we reach that, you cannot oust the concern of the world on this country.”——To that end we will fight. together—–Soma

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    “Hon. Minister Rauff Hakeem praised the virtues of this UN Resolution but it was he, in 2012, who went to Geneva and campaigned against the first Resolution. And as I say so Hon. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe smiles.” [Edited out]

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    Very well articulated. Clearly exposes the duplicity of Sri Lanka’s political establishment and the opportunistic politics of the likes of Rauff Hakeem.
    In planning to ” have international spotlight on Sri Lanka” Mr Sumathiran , should take into account that international actors , particularly those who since 2012, had played a pivotal role in passing resolutions in the UN, were motivated by their own interests and will continue to act in their interests.

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    Mr. Sumanthiran is an outstanding politician who all Sri Lankans can be proud of .
    If he were to ever run for President , I would support him hundred percent .

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    I have a serious question. Can anyone of us laughs at Hakeem? What Hakeem did different from any Tamil, Sinhala and Islamic politicians didn’t do. How can we laugh at Hakeem, who went to fool not just UNHRC but even fooled the American State Secretary Hillary Clinton with his National Action Plan? TNA said Blah Blah…. in their election (January 2015) statement. CC campaign team immediately denied that they never even gave any promise or signed any pact with TNA. They so sternly stressed that “No leader, no commander or no Soldier will be prosecuted” Now, what have happened to TNA’s secret solution? What happened to army possessing lands? What happened to remove army from North-East? Where the missing persons? Where the falsely imprisoned innocent North-East People? Where the justice for the murdered Tamils? In that condition, how can we laugh at Hakeem? Do we know how much personal benefit he has extracted from the Chitanta and Yahapalanaya governments? Where the unemployed Tamil graduates standing now? How many false promises have been given to those graduates while 8th graders robbing in the parliament? Other than those 8th graders who are flourishing in the GOSL, Hakeem and Rishard might be the most intelligent politicians in the parliament. After the war, Sampanthar many time said that Tamils wants solutions not the investigation. Now there is no secret solution; there is no investigation. If TNA had not messed up with the election, it might have been become necessary to IC to take care of GOSL. Can the IC stay away from Kim Jong Un? Now Sampanthar and Sumanthiran have undertook managing the Yahapalanaya, instead of IC managing the GOSL. Now ,from 1948, it is way beyond our time that we have to laugh at us.

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    Citizens’ sovereignty eh, brother Suma? Fine by me. Let’s hold a referendum about the implementation of the Geneva resolutions. Let the citizenry vote on it…:))

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      If the citizenry’s vote at a referendum on the implementation of Geneva resolutions is to be meaningful and effective, the message contained in Sumanthiran’s speech should have been understood and appreciated by those parliamentarians in the joint opposition.
      If that does not happen then the struggle will continue.

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        Uthungan ————“If that does not happen then the struggle will continue.” ————— Are you implying that the Hindians are being strategically compelled to divide this island? ———————-You are being very polite to Dayan the war monger, KASmaalam, Eagle blind in both Eyes, सोमस जी (somass ji), Johnny Baby, …..

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          Native
          The most powerful interests for the Lankan minorities are their human needs like security, economic well-being, a sense of belonging, recognition and the right to determine their own welfare without coming into conflict with the rights of the majority. That is all.
          Why would the Hindians become nervous as to cause a division of the island?

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          NV, You don’t specffy whether it is one separate state or three separate states. How about a referendum among all Tamils (Tamil speaking people) in the island on setting up a Tamil Homeland in the North East to accommodate all of them. Recent Modi visit showed us where your up country brothers belong, let us accommodate them with others close to their motherland. —-Soma

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            सोमस जी (somass ji) ———————-“Modi visit showed us where your up country brothers belong, let us accommodate them with others close to their motherland.”————————————————-Please stop your usual stupid speculation as to who I am and where up country people belong. As to the number of separate states I assure you there would be two, one for the Sinhala/Buddhists noisy fascist minority (10 square miles in area) and the secular democratic rest. However, for Hindians Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Hindia. ——————————————You believe it is beneficial to learn Hindi. Not really, down the line you will be encouraged/forced to learn Hindi within the Akhand Bharat and follow the Hindutva brand of fascism. ——————You will have no choice, but to convert yourself from a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist to all all-encompassing Hindutva Hindian fascist. However it won’t be a problem for you as you have converted many times in the past and you wouldn’t mind doing it again because you change wherever you find benefits.

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      Dayan————– “Let’s hold a referendum about the implementation of the Geneva resolutions. ” ———–Good idea let us ask the UN security Council whether such deceptions are overtly recognised by UN’s ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’. How about a referendum in Tamil Speaking areas to once and for all for the people to decide if they support a separate state in North, East and Up country?

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        What the F***. the UN has to do with a referendum in Srialnka…. Haven’t they done enough destruction in the Middle East by their Resolutions. to help War Mongers in the West… And killing tens of thousands of innocent mums , dads, kids and grand parents …..Your idea however is not bad….. Why the Thamilians in the Thamil speaking areas. only?…. Why don’t you ask the Thamil speaking in the other areas too …..Then we can live in peace ………..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera—————– “”Why the Thamilians in the Thamil speaking areas. only?”—— No Tamil speaking people in the entire island. It would only be fair if Sinhalese are also given an opportunity to vote for the right to establish their own Sinhala/Buddhist fascist ghetto. In this respect our own सोमस जी (somass ji) needs a lot of support and I suggest you work with him. ———————————“”What the F***. the UN has to do with a referendum in Srialnka….” ————–Didn’t you learn any manners at home or school? ———————————————————————————-All UN resolutions are there to protect all war criminals and all perpetrators of crime against humanity. Leave the worrying to the Hindians who are guardian angel of this island. ————–Its time you polished a bottle of malt and went back to sleep.

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          You F King idiot. What does “UN” stand for? Is Sri Lanka a member?

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      Dayan, one needs to understand the resolutions, the purpose and so on. You do not have a clue what the resolutions are about Dayan. Your “brother” Suma knows less than you.

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      “Let the citizenry vote on it…:)) “

      No the citizenry cannot vote on it as the resolution is of a different body collective of a group of nations and they voted on it.

      You know this simple fact but what else can we expect.

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      [Edited out]

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    Let the citizenry vote on it “ Thero may be still in 2009 May UNHRC voting time. Well in September 2015, 47 countries member body unanimously voted what was wanted by the Lankawe government which was selected by the citizenry by defeating Old Royals. There is no need to have a referendum for every administrational matters. Referendum only required to matters referred in the constitution. Did Sri Lanka had a referendum to take up membership in UNHRC? Why Lankawe agreed to be bound by a decision of a International body without having a referendum?
    Did anybody had referendum before they sold the Colombo Pong Cing? Ponny said Lankawe planes would be shot down if they fly over the Pong Cing without China’s permission. Can anybody have a referendum to punish those who put up the Southern Highway to rob commission and caused that kind of flood damage? Did anybody had a referendum to bring the Old Brother Prince’s pet dogs by a special plane of Air Lanka and caused it to go bankrupt? Not just the Royal thieves and murders, even Yahapalanaya central bank thieves have the right to ask referendum before they can being punished. Where in the world the mass murder cases are investigated with referendum?

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    Is there no one out there to take care of K A Sumanasekera’s Vellalaphobia? His condition is deteriorating as every day passes. If not treated in time it could turn out to be fatal!
    The question now is whether history is about to repeat itself? In the seventies and eighties Sinhalese leaders like JR Jayewardene, Ranasinghe Premadasa ignored the pleadings of the moderate leadership. This led to the total marginalization of the ITAK/TULF leadership and the rise of Tamil militancy. And the country went through hell for 30 years. Though, LTTE has been defeated but the causes that led to the civil war remain unaddressed. In every national army there are bad apples. Such people must be put on trial and punished. If the government of good governance entertains any foolish idea to ignore the UNHRC, there are severe consequences. We are in the 21st century where human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity have taken centre stage. The days are gone when government managed to stage pogroms against the Tamils in 1956, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983 got away with it and the Government not held responsible for the crimes committed.

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    Has the Vellala Kid Abraham given up on getting his Federal State, aka Eelaam…….That is the impression I got after reading his master’s spiel… Vellaa Kid is supposed to be the sharpest Tool in The Shed…… I mean the TNA shed……….With the Country in the current disastrous state in every aspect , can Batalanda Ranill ask the great inhabitant majority, who are the poor Sinhala Buddhist Inhabitants to sign away one third of their land to Vellala Tamils to rule , when they live comfortably in Colombo…..In addition Batalanda Ranil’s mate, Mmangalan calling the brave Army Commanders Mee Harakas and the Christian Affairs Minister telling the HIRU TV Reporter to go and F**** his dear Mom are not conducive to getting public sympathy…. A minister who had the absolute rare chance to meet the Pope , kiss his Hand ( thanks to Rajapakasa ) and then abuse a kid journalist is beyond contempt…. It makes Even Dr Mervy look like Saint…. And the Vellalla Kid doesn’t need to read Tea Leaves………

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    My intentions is not to be correct. But to reply Thero raising same questions in all threads. After May,2009 he can not imagine new question. He is challenging about referendum but his bosses do not have a party. Don’t be so confident Mr.Thero.
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    Labour is 18 now CP is 8. What happened in Brixt? It is too early. No Exit polls are worth to check any more. Hillary, Mary, Thersa all gone. Bye Bye Ladies. They damaged the record Sirima started.
    Even Prof: Kumar David doesn’t say this type of ridiculous things, but I am forced to say that. What Can do- no alternative! No more neo – populism. Only Gynophobia. World War III is coming. We need men on the thrones to launch the rockets pressening the buttons. .

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    57:36. I think the trend bound to go. It can’t be reversed any more. Labour has been resurrected after Tony Blair buried it alive. German guys let Angela know her retirement home too is vacuumed and bed spread are laundered!

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    Mr Sumathiran — you have gone to great lengths to describe ‘hypocrisy’. What would you call sitting in Sri Lanka’s national parliament whilst genuflecting to Valupillia Prabhakaran and recognizing a terror group waging war against the state and in the later stages, against Tamils themselves, the ‘sole representative of Tamil the people’? Hypocrisy, treachery or treason? Till 19 May 2009, the ITAK cabal too were “not afraid to do the wrong thing”. Tamil leaders “not afraid to do the right thing” other than Anandasagaree are not alive today to tell the story – killed not by govt. forces but by LTTE.

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