19 November, 2018

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US Urged to Deny Sri Lanka President Entry

Rajapakse with Obama

TGTE Urges US to deny Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse Entry; Like it denied entry to Kurt Waldheim . Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) citing § 212(a)(3)(E)(ii)  and  §  212(a)(3)(E)(iii) of the US Immigration and Nationality Act appealed to the United States Government to not to allow Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse to visit the United States for committing torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Tamil people.

The appeal also cites an earlier incident in 1987, when United States denied entry to Kurt Waldheim to attend the United Nations on the ground that he participated in Nazi sponsored persecution. Waldheim, who was elected president of Austria in 1986, had staunchly denied any wrong doing.

This appeal was made in a letter to US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano by TGTE’s Minister for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity DeLuxon Morris.

That letter highlighted the details of the United Nations Panel report which documented abuses by the Sri Lanka Security forces, under the command of President Mahinda Rajapakse. UN Report alleged that around 40,000 people and women were sexually assaulted and more than140,000 people are unaccounted for. It further alleged that these abuses constitutes War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.

The letter argues that the diplomatic immunity did not extend to covering war criminals and those committed genocide and crimes against humanity. It cites the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant issued against the sitting president of Sudan and the 2008 Italian court decision Ferrini v. Federal Republic of Germany, 11-03-2004 – Corte di Cassazione: Sentenza No. 5044 denying diplomatic immunity for perpetrators of genocide.

The letter states that Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presence in the United States, especially after the publication of the U.N. Report, adversely affects the United States’ efforts to see that justice and accountability emerge in the island of Sri Lanka.  It concludes that his presence in the U.S. is an affront to the ideals and values on which this Nation stands.

DeLuxon Morris

For more information contact – DeLuxon Morris, Ministry for the Investigation of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam.             +44-794-002-0758       or d.morris@tgte.org,

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    US should not allow a war criminal – and crimes against humanity, should only be arrested once in a country like US which believes in equality.
    So PLEASE arrest him and not allow him to kill more and more innocent civilians.
    With the help of China, he is erasing the minority race in SriLanka.
    Does US want to support him?

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      cant we have our own UN n AI in hambantota? n build sri lankan UN’s head office there?

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    Mr. K. David seems to the apologist for these three bankrupt, so-called 'Left', parties. It is important not to miss the hidden rationale behind Mr. David's argument. In pretending to challenge these 3 parties for NOT doing certain things which he, Mr. David, offers as reasonable actions that could be done by these parties, he is actually LEGITIMISING their stay within this governing coalition. And in legitimising their continued role within the Government, Mr. David thereby not only upholds the 'Left' claim of these parties, but he also legitimises the Rajapakse ruling cabal as one which is credible because some 'Left' – thereby progressive, pro-people – forces are part of it. In doing so, Mr. David is filling the gap of Leftist legitimiser that that other so-called 'Left' turncoat, Dayaan Jayathilaka, can no longer fill due to his total loss of credibility. How long does Mr. David wish to preserve his own credibility? Or, does he think that he, too, is being Left behind, and doesn't care anymore?

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    Anything is possible in “The Land of the Kiribath Eaters!”

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    no one can do anything to the MR bros as long as the people of hambantota r with them

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    This time around it will be the rising public that will beat the life out of Regime
    henchmen/ political mouth pieces, so that one arm of the Regime is broken first,
    before the downfall commences. The last Katunayake uprising is a small taste of it.

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    too late. miss the bus.

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      WHAT WILL HAPPEN WAIT AND SEE !

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    Aggressive attitude will not heal the wounds. It will only divided the nation guys.

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    Hey ! What are we waiting for ? The report is out a year ago , Not a single Western nation has taken the decision to ARREST the three MUS KOTIYAS ! Lets get the Free world a New breathing Ground to take these undemocratic , aggressive , corrupted , dictators, criminals , human right violators , ethnic cleansing , leaders to be arrested and brought them to the Hague for hearing.

    These leaders have ruined the basic mentality of the common man , showing the 30 year war against the rebel group. They have robbed from the innocent people Gold , Land , Property , Money and even abused human rights of the ethnic people should be brought to the war time criminal court for hearing.

    Just Imagine the Sunami funds which came into the country to help the displaced and the needy were taken and spent lavishly by the regime to acquire properties and Lands. How can these leaders go around the world to the Un and to Perth to boast about eliminating the terrorist in fact THEY ARE THE REAL TERRORIST in this country.

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