27 October, 2020

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US Government Concerned Over Detention Of Human Rights Defenders

The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week.

US Ambassador Michele Sison

US Ambassador Michele Sison

The Government of United States urges Sri Lankan government authorities to ensure that all those detained are given transparent and due legal process, including full access to legal counsel.

“As we have noted many times in the recent past, both previous and on-going human rights concerns have led many in the international community to push for a UN Human Rights Council resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka.  With these latest actions, we remain convinced that continued scrutiny by the Human Rights Council is necessary.” said US Embassy Sri Lanka in a statement a short while ago.

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    Do not worry Ms Embarrasor of US, the govt of Sri lanka will not subject those in detention to body cavity search even if they are arrsted for serious offences. If such a search is needed the govt will seek the assistance from your good office.

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      Mrs Ambassador, can you reveal whether you have been funding the activities of Ruk Fernando and the LST and how much?

      What did you expect backfor that money?

      We demand openness and accountability from our government as you have asked us to do and can you practice what you preach.

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        What a donkey, this ‘analyst’..

        Openness and transparency from the government? Ha! From this most corrupt and dirty government sine independence?

        Ask that from Jarapaksa or Garapaksa and put your name on record, you coward.

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        US PLS STOP THE WORDS AND PUT THEM INTO ACTION….Destroy Rajapakse and his entire Goon Squad along with their buinsess….Dhammika Perera’s businesses….

        Then ALL WILL BE OKAY!

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      Dear Hon. US Ambassador Michele Sison,

      “The Government of United States urges Sri Lankan government authorities to ensure that all those detained are given transparent and due legal process, including full access to legal counsel.”

      Those who live in Glass Houses should not throw stones, but can still point out unethical conduct. let them know that you do have Tomahawks and Drones made out of stones.

      However, in Sri Lanka we have “Buddhists”. They claim they follow the Buddha Dhamma. Buddhism teaches how to end suffering. The Sinhala Buddhists think one way to end suffering is to die, and therefore kill. Can you point out what they do is different from Buddhas Buddhism? There was an American called Col. Olcott, who tried to teach Buddhism to Sinhala “Buddhists”.

      Only a very few people in Sri Lanka know Buddhism.

      However, a lot Both Sinhala and Tamils know Racism. They have been killing each other for a long, long time. May be the Human Rights Commission and UNHRC can teach for ethics and humanity to these racists.

      • 2
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        Amarasiri,

        Think about the cat and mouse game of american civil servants- they kill kill and kill other people because the jewish have the power and money and like to milk germany to run EU for them. He he.

        No one will prevail over Russia militarily’: Putin eyes $700bn to advance Army
        http://rt.com/news/putin-address-military-russia-125/

        Ambassador was a coward Powell padda who made her rise. She has already in lanka that the US would train the Lankan forces at all cost so it looks like to attack India and Russia. Now all that Crimea talk of sanctions was shock and awe. Todays discussion on BBC was neither UK nor US are prepared to go for effective sanctions- don’t be surprised because the world money belongs to the Jews of UK/US and most come from Russia. Only one eg If Chelsea close friend of Putin is on sanction he will have to sell it for 30% but the FTSE will fall and there would be riots so they are playing pavement sanctions and expecting Angela Merkel to foot the bill of providing jobs and passports to the Ukrainian folk plus forgo the gas and UKIP does not want anything to do with EU. Even if the republicans come it’s the same and Milliband may not win the way Cameron is handling.

        Putin has the fastest launching pad and he has promised to strike first if under threat plus he has just got approval to increase defence budget to $800billion because he knows even though the gas brings 80% of income Germany wont and can’t cut to satisfy the Jews. Putin’s rating climbs to 5-year peak.

        Vladimir Putin has mocked US sanctions imposed on Russia, saying he will open an account at US-sanctioned Rossiya Bank.

        http://rt.com/news/putin-president-sanctions-bank-305/

        Russia will use nukes in case of a strike – official

        http://rt.com/politics/nuclear-strike-attack-rogozin-053/

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      Yeah you do not do cavity search but will go full monty and systematically gang rape. Sri Lankan army is master at this may be you can invite the US to teach them how!

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      Madam Ambassador, Its high time stop advising and take action. We beg you to chase this regime.
      You can do it overnight if you want to. We dont understand why the US and India are cuddling this appalling regime.
      Are you waiting for Modi to do the job when he is elected?
      Peace loving decent people’s only wish is to chase this rogue regime out of power as fast as possible.

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      A survey of Sikh students in US has found 67% of Sikh students encounter racism and bullying by “White Students” (The Hindu 19/3), Can this official/Embarrasor of US do something to stop racism in US schools? Clean your own patch before you lecture unto others.
      Are we going to see a more detenmined US/Obsama to bully tiny Sri Lanka, having being outdone by Putin?

  • 4
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    US government..
    Guanthanamore detention and adding the years to it.

    Osama binladen killing without arresting. a single man at home, of course he was not an innocent civilian.

    human rites in Syrian made refuge by the US and its allies by supporting arms to the activist. now the refugee count exceeds 2 million. where is the human rite as per US rule when considering the syrian refugee situation. were they better off before the escalation of war by USA, with the greater support by USA for the so called opposition. i hope Syrian government has thought a good lesson to USA. the government is on the verge of winning the war against funded opposition. is this tack tick by USA call the human rite defending ? or funding the terrorism. USA destroyed Iraq and now they have almost destroyed Syria. they cannot even come closer to Russia.. i respect Russian government for its strong stand against USA.

  • 7
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    The US has been putting the Government of Sri Lanka
    on notice in the past three years, every time there
    is a resolution round the corner.

    The time for barking is gone. It is time now to bite
    and prove to the world that they mean business. Otherwise
    it becomes a joke, an international one.

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      Bite ??
      US is pussy footing Russia on Crimean issue……….and trying to create a dog eat dog situation by getting Ukraine troops to oppose Russian with US backing.
      What happened to Shakashville and Georgia will happen to Ukraine.

      Russia is playing a better hand against the USA and the West in getting Ukrainian Russian to oppose Ukranian West supporters.
      Its anarky there and big mouthed USA & the NATO appears helpless.

      Germany is forced and fretting…………….
      USA meets her Waterloo in Ukraine.

      All that USA is capable of serching diplomat cavities.

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        ¬USA meets her Waterloo in Ukraine.¬

        Don’t jump the gun in your sexcitement !

        On Crimea at first it was China that agreed with the Russian stand and India followed.

        Just yesterday China decided to stay neutral.

        Where will Russian Gas go then??

        The west has always won by cutting supply lines first.

        The Yankees don’t buy the best brains in the world for the pentagon right out of university to be gobbled by filthy poo.

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          “The Yankees don’t buy the best brains in the world for the pentagon right out of university”

          Pansi Laka hallucinates in his mad world … again.

          Best brains like … hm… Paul Wolfowitz perhaps?

          They can have them and all other hymies. But they will not overpower us. We will circumcise them again.

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          Lanken regime ´s waterloo will be by 30th March.

          GAG Ghanasara attacked minister of justice as no heard in the history.

          Peace loving srilankens want Rajapaksse go home leaving any talented person to lead the nation whose literaty rate is reported to be over 90%. Not even some folks in developed world bear this level of high literacy. So people are proved to be not fools, but their vulnerability is being used by Rajapakshe criminal mechanisms. Enough is enough – now it is time him to leave the office.

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        In the event of war the Americans have the most superior weapon in space – the space plane that has circled the earth for 446 days and can shoot a moving target.

        Therefore they can bring down all Chinese and Russian Space stations and satellites which don’t move like the plane.- Russian and Chinese sitting ducks.

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          Yeap. Right. Their targets have been innocent civillians in Afganistan. Good aim.
          Javo… U take care. do not go near an American. You will be woooffed !!!!!!!!!!

          • 4
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            “Javo… U take care. do not go near an American”

            Kalu kollo, I am also an EU national for over 40 years and at the age of 18 we have compulsory military training- what is your problem?? Even Shrub could not become king even though he tried and London was shut for 4 hours.
            “Afganistan. Good aim.” That was Al-CIAd for the untapped gas at hindu kush which would feed Europe for 40 years- the pipes would be laid very soon once they leave like south Sudan case to Ethiopia.

            But you have nothing except pol buruva ;)

            This woman made a previous statement that at all cost we will be training the SL forces and this statement while China is now about to receive British training.- weather cocks read better

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    Nothing other than Force will stop the acts and brutal behaviour of Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism. Only LTTE was successful in bringing them to the knees to understand and treat other human beings as equals. The west should realise that they genuinely made a mistake in supporting the Sinhala state. The west should do it by force or bring back LTTE to do it.

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    This 13 year old girl must have been a serious threat to the National Security. Otherwise our “Jathiye Aadambarakara thaththa and Bappa” wouldn’t have done this. In SriLanka Only Rajapakshas has the sole Authority to work as Human Right defenders and all the others who are working as Human right defenders are “Dollar Kaakkos” funded by western countries.
    First North, then Katunayaka, Halawatha, Waleriya Rathupaswalla and today Hanwella and tomorrow may be your and my Village.

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      I am also support Lapatiya’s comment. 13 year old girls and also 12 year old sons of our brothers in North are pose very very grave threat to sovereingty so much that PTA act with brave soldiers behind must in place to stop it.

      And our jail birds also posing so many grave threats that our white van king and war hero and his STF fallows must enforce and shoot these prisoners until they die.

      And when white flag is raising also by surrendering terrorists, they also must be killed until they die. And many many more events like this happening.

      And so this is how we great Sri Lankan peoples are protecting democrazy and sovereingty and keeping those bluddy NGO fallows from creeping in and trying to teach us HR things.

      I am so adoring Mahinda Baappa for his courageous skill and brave acts like the above.

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    God bless the US of A. An invaluable defender of Sri Lankan Tamil people’s rights and more valuable than India or Tamil Nadu. Their motives may be self serving but their support is most welcome. God bless the USA again.

  • 2
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    Bloody foreigners. Had enough of Portuguese, Dutch, French and British. Now damn US muscling in with imperialism.

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      You and GOSL had a different tune for decades when you kept begging the West to help you crush LTTE.

      The Sinhala Nationalist mindset arrogantly demands that foreigner only support them but never question them.

  • 4
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    Sison is supposed to be an ambassador here, NOT VICERegina! What’s wrong with MR? Is he a poodle here!

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      Bo ,

      ” Sison is supposed to be an ambassador here, NOT VICERegina! What’s wrong with MR? Is he a poodle here! “

      apparently yes , your king seems to be a poodle , why can’t the ” Thummule Google Mudiyansalage Modawansa ” lead a protest campaign demanding immediate expulsion of Ms sison from SL soil ? who is stopping him ? where are the other patriotic Senas ? time has come to show your real strengths bo , go on then , kick all these anti SL elements from SL for good !

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    US Ambassador Michele Sison

    Please never stop the international investigation request?? This is a must as these dictators are ruining the country now. Worse than Prabaharan!! I salute US for your involvement in Srilanka for saving innocent people live in Srilanka.

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    I have a mandate for ordering Independent International Investigations – Navi Pillai

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      “I have a mandate”

      Ha ha billata dendede like Lakshman??

      She is like any other civil servant and needs approval. Remember Kofi Annan and Iraq war.
      What has happened to South Sudan?? We only see the cowboy hat and the oil flows to Ethiopia and a rail would be built soon costing $1 billion and even China has lost.
      Keep trying because only modayas win politics.

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    Usual Sinhala Nationalist excuses for the Rajapaksa regime’s atrocities, is to deflect attention from GOSL actions by talking about crimes committed elsewhere. The ‘but he did it too” excuse’.

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    Ambassador Sison, It is very easy for the US Government to solve the problem. Suggest to Mr Obama to drone Gotabaya “by mistake”, apologize, and compensate his greedy brother with one million dollars. The number 1 drunkard President loves life too much and he will not repeat the monkey tricks of his brother. He will happily pocket the money, and keep quiet. This will also make at least 10 million Sri Lankans very very very happy – even to put a hat collection and return the million to the US. Just imagine … no UNHCR dramas, no sanctions, no war crimes investigations, no riots, no wars, no dead marines, and no sham elections re-re-re-electing the Jarapassas. And no more rape of the institutions vital for a healthy democracy. Very economical solution indeed!

  • 0
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    The US embassy in Colombo should order a sizable stock of Paracitimol or Aspirin and take two each every time they feel concerned!

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    NAK, Not_Actually_Knocker

    Asprin thins the blood

    Para means paradeshi Hora Oru.

    Try something new like tickling Ba**S(^O^)

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