25 October, 2020

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US Wants GSL To Seek The Truth Through Independent, Credible Investigations And Prosecutions

The United States remains committed to working with the Government of Sri Lanka to promote greater peace and prosperity for all of the people of Sri Lanka, says the US Embassy Colombo.

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

Issuing a statement the Embassy says; Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp visited Sri Lanka from January 6-11 to meet with government and political leaders, civil society, and to tour former conflict zones.  He heard about the progress made since the conflict, but also the Sri Lankan people’s continuing desire for reconciliation, justice and accountability.

“During Ambassador Rapp’s discussions, he listened to eyewitness accounts about serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, including those that occurred at the end of the war. In that context the government of the United States encourages the government of Sri Lanka to seek the truth through independent and credible investigations, and where relevant, have prosecutions.

“The United States remains committed to working with the Government of Sri Lanka to promote greater peace and prosperity for all of the people of Sri Lanka. It is vital that all sides come to an agreement on events, have appropriate redress, and move forward as a unified country that upholds the rule of law and respects the principles of democratic governance.”

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    when the LTTE had taken O/L and A/L students for a first-aid training, the school children numbering around 200 were bombed from the air at Vallipunam.

    – Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph

    When the 8000 students who sat for the G.C.E(O/L) exam were taken away for compulsory training by the LTTE the TNA kept mum. Some of them are now dead and others are under detention by the Government. Where are the children and grand-children of the TNA MPs. Will the TNA at least now tell the world as to what happened to the students at Sencholai.

    – V. Anandasangaree (TULF)

    Was it “first-aid training” or something else? What Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph told Rapp and what Anandasangaree said not long before.

    Mind you this is the best litmus test to check God’s existence. A lightning should strike on the sinner here.

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      Rayappu Joseph is a “Tiger is sheep Clothing”
      He is a supper “Liar”… He again using his rope to mislead the people…

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        However he is better than those on robes demolish Mosques, churches and temples. What the bishop says was true that those students undergoing first-aid training were bombed and ICRC confirmed it. As for the statement of Ananthasangaree, people have taught him lessons in thye general and Provincial Council Elections.

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          Who says that?? LTTE says that was a First aid Training..

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        What about the yellow ropes?????

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        If want to see the public liers, you don’t need to go far; see the election manifesto of UPFA and see what lies they have told to deceive the masses. Are we to believe the uttering of these without any investigations. So investigate by fair Judges and not a yes man of governing regime. After that you can call Rayappu Joseph a lier. Getting all the UN and international bodies out before the operations and not allowing even opposition parties to go to North during the War, the whole world knows who are the liers. DON’T SEE, DON’T HEAR DON’T TALK might be accepted by grass eating two legged Homosepians, but not the sensible people in the world.

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          Is International law applicable only for Sri Lanka???

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        And you are a pussy in a lion clothing? No all you sinhalese are pussy inside.

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          Don’t be so upset.. Still I say he is a liar..

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          What does that make you then, since you ran away from them? And how come tigers got mauled by pussies? LOL

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        I dont understand how all the singhalese talk like modayas. It must be the kawung.

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      If gods were there lightning should have stuck in 1958, 1974,1977, 1983 and everyday thereafter and upto this minute,when the innocent civilians were killed,raped,robbed, imprisoned, disappeared in troves!!!The perpetrators should have perished by now!! May be they are adapt at bribing the gods as well, like the way they have been bribing UN staff and the commentators and Sri Lankan journalists!!!

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      Vibhushana

      “Mind you this is the best litmus test to check God’s existence. A lightning should strike on the sinner here.”

      You are suppose to be a Buddhist. Now it appears that you are a out and out Sinhala/Buddhist. When did you start believing in divine intervention?

      Please give up Sinhala/Buddhism and convert to Buddhism. Karma will take care of everything in the fullness of time including yours.

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      Joseph Goebbels!

      Nazi propaganda boss is now doing LTTE propaganda.

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      The schools are run by government and not by LTTE goons. All these first aid trainees later ended with LTTE gun gangs.

      LTTE criminals had no rights to take the children from the schools.

      Rayappu was supplying the turtle meat to Prabhakaran and he was the resident Catholic priest for baptizing LTTE cadres.

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      Rapp has a big problem. Despite American power, it has no moral credibility.

      Cheers!

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      Anandasangaree’s son Garry Anandasangaree living in Canada is the LTTE lawyer. Is this family playing both sides of the coin?

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      Sri Lankans alst resort is Americans, to save them from MaRa family….

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      In the 1959 riots Sinhala mobs threw Tamil children in the boiling Tar that was being prepared for road surfacing.

      They burnt shops, houses belonging to the Tamils.

      They killed in cold blood Tamil men returning from work

      That was the beginning and the whole world knew about July 1983

      There is no record of howmany Tamils were killed since Sri Lanka obtained independence. 100,000 is a lower end of the figure

      We all know of the burning of the Jaffana Library ….
      We all know the attack on Word Tamil Conference – in Jaffana

      so shut up Vibushan and go and get your facts.

      These are what Vigneswaran wants to document

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        Vanniyans burnt the Parayans homes and looted. Vanniyans raped and killed Parayans. Do you have any documents on them?

        Burning Library was done by UNP which is the ally of TNA always. Even Prabhakaran licked the feet of UNP. TNA MP Saravanabhavan’s father and a relative of Sambandhan gave a party to the UNP goons who burnt the Library.

        Without knowing the Tamil involvement against Tamils by the Tamils dont bark like a fool!

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    Vibushana my friend, The lightening is definitely going to strike the greatest sinner in Sri Lanka today, the murderer of over 40,000 innocent unarmed civilians, Mahinda Rajapaksa the Fuhrer of Sri Lanka.

    As for Anandasangaree he was begging Rajapaksa for years by writing letter after letter to to him to put right the various wrongs that were being done to the tamils but he never ever even received a reply. Over the years Anandasangaree’s public pronouncements were used by Rajapaksa to further his case to kill the tamils. Anandasangaree was a divisive figure among the tamils and the tamils showed how much they hated him by not electing him to the NPC. So, there is no point quoting Anandasangaree.

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      Fool!
      You and other LTTE morons are still unable to tell the number of dead LTTE goons.

      How many LTTE goons in the 40,000?

      Further USA now interested in looking what is inside of Saree clad Indian woman diplomats. This american donkey never met any one in the NFZ.

      Donkey Rayappan never be there but many people like S.Kanagaratnam, former TNA MP was there.

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        ” Further USA now interested in looking what is inside of Saree clad Indian woman diplomats. This american donkey never met any one in the NFZ.”

        This comment solidifies your small minded and dirty South Asian mindset. 1 Indian diplomat was stripped search but the way you make it sound, one would think the US has a habit of strip searching female Indian diplomats.

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          Filling a form with wrong information is enough to strip a woman who was a diplomat. That is the American style.

          You fools want the American justice in Sri lanka.

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      Piranha,

      You fancy quoting VP? Still dreaming my friend?

      Cheers!

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    Vibu,
    This is what U S is asking for…..an international indepenant investigation. So that all culprits (LTTE, TNA, Ra Family, SL Military) can be brought to justice.

    Again, killing VP is not a crime, killing VP’s 10 year old Son is a crime.

    :-)

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      you added international . also killing probas son is not a crime after all the children he sent to their deaths and other others he massacred.

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        .
        Yes, I added international because Srilanka is ruled by US citizens.
        Also killing a 10 year un-armed child – only cowards do.
        Anyway, looks like you saying it’s ok to kill Gota’s son for Gota’s sins?
        :-)

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      aratai

      Vibhushana is a closet Tamil Kallathoni descendant, and may be a secret VP admirer.

      He is with you.

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      Son of VP is happily playing in Denmark at the home of manoharan who is the brother of Prabhakaran.

      International investigation is a fun for local criminals!

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    I am glad that at last one person has called Rajapaksa’s bluff. Rajapaksa may fool the poor uneducated Sinhala masses for a long time but educated outsiders aren’t going to be fooled. The US has seen enough of Rajapaksa’s tomfoolery and has decided to Rajapaksa’s deception.

    The embassy twitter is a warning to the regime that the US possesses the evidence to prove war crimes and crimes against humanity. LLRC has not been implemented as promised and now Rajapaksa wants a TRC. What happened to the APRC? APRC was buried and now he wants a PSC. What a joke.

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      US will fart and you enjoy it!

      Educated? hahaha Grade seven Prabhakaran is your Thesiya Thalaivar.

      USA is the #1 war criminal by any definition. Criminals cannot investigate anything.

      LLRC is not a one way traffic. If the Tamils refuse to participate in the LLRC, that will be thrown out in garbage. I think you have no idea about”reconciliation”.

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        ” USA is the #1 war criminal by any definition. Criminals cannot investigate anything.”

        Why don’t you go over to the US embassy in Kolupetty and tell them they can not investigate anything. The USA will investigate anything they want in SL , because they can.

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    Rapp, need to get the USA do it and show the way……

    Rayappu……….. Man or Satan of God ???????????
    In a cloak and dagger operation.
    A Mercenary posing as a Missionary in Robes respresenting the ROMAN Catholic Church AND not the International church of JESUS CHRIST.

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    A true international, impartial and trustworthy investigation is absolutely necessary to find the truth about war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide of Tamils. Truth is fundamental to Buddhism. So, all Sinhalese should welcome this investigation. It is not against SriLanka, it is against those who are against true principle of Buddhism. Do you need corrupted criminals to run this nation? Do you need corrupted criminals to destroy the human principles and Buddha’s precious preachings.

    The Nation should get rid of evils.

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      this is NOT your nation . LTTE rump does not own the nation . nobody cares what you think .

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        Abhaya

        “this is NOT your nation.”

        Not yours either

        “LTTE rump does not own the nation.”

        Nor do you.

        “nobody cares what you think.”

        Exactly, same applies to you as well.

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      Genocide of Tamils?

      Where? Americans did it in Iraq and America against the natives.

      Even M.A.Sumanthiran refused to use the word genocide. You better get some lessons from Sumanthiran on genocide!

      Those people like you supporting LTTE criminals, have no moral rights to cry for any investigation unless you guys admit the crimes of LTTE.

      Yes! The nation got rid of LTTE criminals who were the evils of for the last thirty years.

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    A note to Dayan Jayathilake:

    I saw a “newly-enlightened” statement from you in another media in which you now recommend that Sri Lanka should be open to “internationally credible investigation” if Sri Lanka is to survive the upcoming avalanche of international accusations and possible sanctions. I understand your reservation in writing to media that allows reader responses such as CT. Nevertheless I am sure you follow CT and thought I’d post you a note, hoping you will man-up for your past sins.

    You have been chest thumping in the last four years that you had single handedly won a victory for Sri Lanka – you were told many a time that what you achieved was not a victory, but rather a temporary hood-winking that would inevitably be quite short-lived. You were far too conceited to listen.

    As for the need to find the truth, you had repeatedly claimed arrogantly and chauvinistically that “we the majority don’t care a rat’s ass.” You condemned as “domestic Diaspora” anyone who suggested that a credible independent investigation was a reasonable request.

    If not for your utter stupidity, egotism, and the servile pandering to “royalty,” the investigation that you now suggest would have happened four years ago – and the country would be well on its way to healing. It is you who set the machine in motion that has now snowballed into the current morass, threatening to get worse with every passing week. All that for your utter greed for French wining and dining – right?

    Don’t you owe the country and every rational Sri Lankan, Tamils, Sinhalese and others, a huge apology.

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      Well said Sarath Fernando , 100% agreed,this is what i ‘ve been telling all alone , read my comment to Dr Laksiri !

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        “Murder of an Editor By DJ ” on 9th Jan

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          Hi Srilal,

          Thank you for your kind words and also for pointing out the correct article for Laksiri’s comments/responses. I applaud you for your forthright and intelligent stand and am truly disappointed in Laksiri’s comment, however gentle and gentlemanly it may sound.

          The concern with Dayan’s writing is not that he changes his mind, but that he changes his mind to suit his political/professional convenience with utter disregard for any moral and ethical responsibility as an intellect or academic – hence MR’s odious comment to Al Jazeera about DJ’s reason for changing position that left DJ at a loss for either courage or conviction to defend his own honour.

          Also, I would like to express my deep disappointment in Laksiri’s comments, that are not even ‘internally” consistent! He proposes that the rebuttal should be based on the subject matter rather than be personal and yet see how he himself chooses to defend his old-friend Dayan – “But having known him from his student days, I see something consistent or honest in his way of approaching issues.” Is that not personal?

          Similarly, bringing up the issue of using pseudonym is nothing but an unscrupulous attempt at discrediting (again distracting from the subject matter), and is not a concern that is expressed with any sincerity. Laksiri is obviously not unaware of the ground situation that has existed in the country for more than possibly three decades, and which has only worsened during the current regime.

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            Thanks Sarath Fernando ,

            Welcome to CT , i remember your earlier writings in GV as well and it was really good , i stopped visiting and commenting in GV long time ago ,as GV tried to curtail my thoughts & ideas in a very irrational manner , no wonder GV’s readership is being declined !. There was a dire need for a platform where fair minded people can meet and discuss & debate on various issues in a very open and constructive manner, luckily CT has come to fill that urgently needed vacuum and has been doing an excellent job, we must thank CT Editors for creating this wonderful platform and allowing us to have a very robust , healthy debates on various topics without any unwarranted, undue restrictions . Sarath , I’m looking forward to see your valuable contributions in this thread in the future.

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      Nice Sarath, but, I won’t hold my breath for such an apology if I were you !

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      You have over looked his performance when he stood on the Palestinian platform with a Palestinian scarf round his neck and attacked David Cameron for visiting Jaffna and asking for Accountability. He challenged DC to visit West bank and Gaza while downplaying the the need for Accountability in Sri Lanka! That performance won the Palestinian highest award for MR!

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      I’m not sure why you decided launch a personal attack on DJ. Do you actually believe that he was in France because of his “greed for wining and dining” and not because he is a professional diplomat who wished to serve his country?
       

      I think DJ to his credit realized that what we have on the island is a zero sum game. Either the Sinhalese win a complete victory where the concept of Tamil nationhood is destroyed within and outside the island, or the Tamils win a complete victory where Ceylonese Tamil nationhood is recognized worldwide in the form a new state.
       

      Before you criticize DJ, you should stop to think about whether an international investigation can lead to anything other than Eelam. Do you really think that International investigation is going to conclude that the GOSL did NOT commit genocide on the Tamil people, and do you know of any remedies for Genocide that do NOT include a separate state? If you do, please let us know!!
       
      For the record, I support an independent, international, investigation into allegations of war crimes, but unlike DJ (and you), I do so because I also believe that the Tamil people on the island constitute a nation, the NE is their homeland and they have the right to self-determination in their homeland

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        I disagree with the following statement you have made:

        he is a professional diplomat

        He is NOT !! He is NOT a career diplomat, he is what is known as a POLITICAL appointment, you have just insulted all the great diplomats we have produced through the foreign service who are actually trained !!!!

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        Patriot,

        DJ is not a professional diplomat – he is a political appointee as another responder has also pointed out.

        That aside, there is no personal attack. It is DJ who incessantly boasted for four years that he single handedly won a victory in killing the initiative for a fair investigation. Does he not have a responsibility to explain why he has now changed his view to recommend that an internationally credible investigation is a necessity? Aljazeera asked the President a similar question for DJ’s sudden change of mind- and President felt that DJ was prostituting his talent. DJ is still to give an explanation even on that.

        DJ claims to be an academic, intellect and political scientist. Do you think he displays the integrity required for a claim to any one of these, if he is unable to even honestly provide an explanation on his flagrant “right-about-turns” at his convenience?

        As for your question about his greed, yes most certainly I believe that he pandered to the Regime for the favour of a diplomatic posting – and received it. In fact he went on to support the regime’s majoritarian agenda, including cheerleading for the frivolous Victory celebs, declaring that “after all the protest against apartheid was rooted in majoritarian aspirations.” That from a Political Scientist?! Why do you think he did that if not as servile pandering?

        With every action DJ encouraged and supported the Regime to move further and further from democratic practices. DJ certainly played a critical role in the wrongful direction country has taken since 2009.

        Dayan is now recommending that “internationally credible investigation” is a necessity. Did he not have the foresight when he killed the same initiative in 2009? What is the worst that could have happened if in 2009 the country had allowed the same “internationally credible investigation” that DJ is suggesting now? When many other true patriots made the same suggestion for credible investigations in 2009/2010, it was DJ who castigated them as “domestic Diaspora.” If such investigations were conducted promptly after the war, and the miscreants, if any, were dealt with appropriately, do you think the whole nation will be facing the threat of becoming an international pariah as DJ fears now?

        The regime and the supporters such as the thugs Mervin, Duminda etc had little or education or intelligence, and so their wrong doings were a result of their ignorance. That was not the case with DJ. DJ’s actions did not result from ignorance, but rather they were intentional deceit aimed narrowly at personal gains, never mind what it cost the country. That and that alone is my gripe.

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        Patriot,

        With respect, Sarath Fernando has had many exchanges with Dr DJ on Groundviews. Dr DJ has a lot to answer for especially about pandering to the Royal family. You will never see him critiquing MR. MR is the president and bug should stop with him but Dr DJ prevaricates and write pointless articles! I do accept that his change of direction should be welcomed!

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        Patriot,

        Another comment.

        You asked “Do you really think that International investigation is going to conclude that the GOSL did NOT commit genocide on the Tamil people?”

        Dayan assured us all that “GOSL has demonstrably met the JUST MEANS requirement of war” That implied an assertion that NO genocide was committed – right? If he believed that why his previous objection to independent, credible (not necessarily international) investigation that rational Sinhalese supported in 2009/2010.

        Or was DJ aware or at least suspicious that genocide was committed, and all his efforts were intentional lies to protect a Government that he felt may have committed war crimes?

        Which do you think it was?

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        Patriot ,

        “Before you criticize DJ, you should stop to think about whether an international investigation can lead to anything other than Eelam. Do you really think that International investigation is going to conclude that the GOSL did NOT commit genocide on the Tamil people, and do you know of any remedies for Genocide that do NOT include a separate state? If you do, please let us know!!”

        you claimed to be a patriot , then let me ask you these questions , who have exacerbated and helped the prospect of having Eelam in SL , who has publicly declared that there is no need for any power devolution ( even after the military defeat of LTTE )? who is busy in massive land garbing , who is obstructing the much talked and promised 13 + implementation , who is behind the continuous sabotage of smooth functioning of North provincial council , who is living under a constant fear ???

        who is directly responsible for this mess and who is helping to have an international investigation ? it is very easy to blame the westerns counties and Diaspora for pushing for an international investigation , isn’t it ? ofcourse they would , why wouldn’t they , when there are enough breeding ground for it !
        no matter how hard we Sinhalese hardliners try to stop the inevitable , we are heading towards a disaster !

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          Srilal,

          An IC lead impartial investigation is only a disaster for the MR regime. I for one think that, apart from dealing with Accountability, Justice and Reconciliation, such a probe will bring about good governance and hopefully change of regime. There is no appetite for Eelam among the International Community; India in particular is dead against it and Eelam would be inimical to internal polity of India. So, I would not loose sleep over prospect of Eelam materialising. Moreover, deep down the Tamil community will be more than happy with power devolution with dignity and respect; this is what they want!

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            BI,

            if you read my comment carefully , you will see what i meant , what i’m saying is that MR led junta regime is creating and helping to have a breeding ground for a Ealam.

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              You are correct Srilal; sorry it was my oversight! May be my post was more pertinent to Patriot.

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      Well said Sarath.

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    It appears that many are hopeful that something definite will happen this time around at the UNHCR sessions in March this year. I have my reservations. People were similarly hopeful when America flexed it’s muscles before, with a Resolution against the MR regime where they laboured for an Elephant and delivered a Rat. Thereafter when MR had not implemented the LLRC proposals, again hopes were built that action would be initiated, much to the disappointment of the hopefuls. I will not be surprised if nothing serious happens, like how David Cameron reacted without calling for the Reports of the CJ Impeachment, to be tabled and taking Kamalesh Sharma to task, which he has conveniently avoided.

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      Gamini, Last time India intervened and watered down the resolution but this time it may not happen on three accounts

      1) US – India stand off in Bi-lateral relations due to consular issues
      2) India is facing an immediate election which Congress is aware of, PC is against letting go the war criminals ( Though it is for his petty polictical gains)
      3) If DC stands strong on what he said, he will see to that.

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        Manisekaran ,

        Will India back the US sponsored at all this time ?

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          Yes, They have to consider the situations that will prevail over TN political circles.

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    Independent investigation, NOT an international investigation!

    That means a LOCAL investigation, fools.

    Another LLRC. That’s all USA is asking.

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    Joseph Goebbels!

    Nazi propaganda boss is now doing LTTE propaganda.

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    This rapp guy say he met the eye witness, those so called eye witnesses were staged by the TNA. What do you expect from these bogus eye witnesses other than utter lies. What action did he took to verify the credibility of those people.

    Did he speak to any of Sinhalese eye witness who saw heinous war crimes committed by those barbaric tamil terrorists. This guy could have found such people easily if he had gave at least scant attention to year 2008 alone. He should have speak to at least few people who saw following war crimes.

    01/02/08 Colombo – bomb attack 3 Sinhalese killed
    01/08/08 Colombo – bomb 1 MP killed
    01/16/08 Buttala – road side bomb 27 Sinhalese killed
    02/02/08 Dambulla – bomb 20 Sinhalese killed
    02/03/08 Colombo– suicide bomb in a train 11 Sinhalese killed including 7 school children
    02/2908 Colombo – suicide bomb 4 Sinhalese killed
    03/02/08 Vavniya – road side bomb 6 Sinhalese killed
    03/10/08 Colombo – road side bomb 1 Sinhalese killed
    04/06/08 Colombo – suicide bomb 14 Sinhalese killed
    04/25/08 Colombo – bomb in a bus 24 Sinhalese killed
    05/16/08 Colombo – suicide bomb 13 Sinhalese killed
    0526/08 Colombo – bomb in a train 8 Sinhalese killed
    06/06/08 Colombo – bomb in a bus 23 Sinhalese killed
    06/06/08 Kandy – bomb in a bus 2 Sinhalese killed
    06/16/08 Vavuniya – suicide bomb 12 Sinhalese killed
    10/06/08 Anuradhapura – suicide bomb 21 Sinhalese killed

    If this guy didn’t consider above incidents, what kind of f… serious human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law he is talking about!!!! GOSL should not allow this f… racist bastard in to Sri Lanka in the first place….There is no point of closing the stable after horse ran away. This is a good lesson to GOSL

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    Any international investigation should be by an impartial group which includes the role of foreign countries in the war.

    Any international investigation can not be only for the last days of the war, it has to be for all 35 years or so.

    Any such investigations should involve China and Russia too.

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    Rayappu himself is [Edited out]. He was keeping LTTE – ban k Loot behind his Altar.

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    US should first talk how USA helped both the Tamils and Sri Lankan govt in the war.

    How USA provided aereial photographs to Sri Lanka, how provided military training to Sri lankan military, why did US ask SL-GOVT to use Cluster bombs in the No fire Zones where LTTE was having their artillery and troops.

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    Does CT really expect Sri Lanka to take seriously advice from a representative from US, the nation most culpable for committing mass murder in Dressden, Vietnam, Chile, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan …. A balanced view from CT on the content of Rapp’s utterance should have been accompanied by the record of the nation he represents – the nation that has murdered millions of innocents globally, who posed no threat to US.
    Majority Sri Lankans have no problem with their conscious as to the manner in which the LTTE was extinguished, but have every right to celebrate the peace divdend enshrined upon the nation.
    Does the killing of American Indians, by the white American amount to genocide? Would Rapp care to answer?
    Is CT decending to the low level of TamilNet? The Tamils worldwide are ashamed by the activities of militants who claim to be their representatives, propagating violence and crime in France, UK, Canada, little Indias of Singapore and Penang. Could CT also provide a few insights into Tamil culture, dance, literature (rather than being just a mouth piece for the ugly Tamils who want to potray a view of being victims, and extract vengence?).

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      lal

      “Does CT really expect Sri Lanka to take seriously advice from a representative from US,”

      When they catch MR, GR ,.. by their bal.. their hearts and minds will follow.

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    US talking about war crimes is an oxymoron!

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    Hope Rapp will pay another visit , perhaps an extended one to meet with Bishops Raiappu and Saundaranayagam again immediately after the Southern and Western PC elections, so that the President himself can call for a snap election.

    Hopefully Rapp will visit Iraq, Libya , Syria. Afganistan and , most importantly the West Bank and call for independent and International Investigations to encourage the inhabitants in those countries to move forward as united , peaceful and prosperous nations

    BTW , Will Rapp be meeting with Rev Emmanuel who must have real time info on those Cluster Bombs and Chemical weapons having administered last rights to LTTE fighters including Child Soldiers..

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    Dear Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp,

    Sri Lankan Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Buddhist Politicians have got away with crimes for so long, so that the LTTE emulated their crimes to get fair relief that finally ended in 2009 with more war crimes.
    2, has a moral responsibility to take Sri Lankan war criminals to task for its crimes against its own people, and move on. South Africa had done it and many other countries have done it with the help of the international community.

    Please do keep the pressure and do what is needed. Just ignore the Sinhala Racist Buddhist Monks running amok, ignore the Shills of the regime demonstrating, and do what you have to do. You did what was needed in Bosnia and do the same here.

    The people of Sri Lanka NEED a responsible state with accountability for its actions. Do not let yourself be fooled by the false claims that Sri Lanka is a Buddhist Country. It is not. The facts speak for themselves. What Sri Lanka follows is called Monk Mahanama Sinhala Buddhist Racism or Mara Buddhism. The “Buddhist” Sinhala Monks and the Sinhala politicians exploit it to the maximum.

    So,please do use your big stick, if no civilized behavior i forthcoming.

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      What is your point? Channel 4 will only get involved if there is cover up and the UK government will not investigate!

      Can the SL tabloid publish such articles in SL? Is SL ready to investigate it’s own forces?

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        The UK government isn’t investigating – that’s why it’s gone to the ICC, genius :D

        ” the government has always been clear and the armed forces have been clear that they absolutely reject allegations of systematic abuses by the.. armed forces.” -Gota.. or is it? :D

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    Didn’t attacks take place somewhere down south in Sri Lanka on two Christian places of worship led by some Buddhist monks on 12th January. Was this a move by anti Sri Lanka forces to embarrass the Sri Lanka government ahead of the Geneva UNHCR meeting in March? If so why did the law enforcement do? Who are the guardians of the law in Sri Lanka now, lets forget the past.

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    The whole world wants to know about US war crimes against Muslims around the world.

    In the past 13 years over 2 million Muslims killed. 200,000 Muslim women abused. 2,000,000 Muslim children starved. 200 Muslim cities destroyed.

    Americans are pitting Shiites against Sunnis killing both.

    After that they withdraw.

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    Evidence has been produced before the ICC by lawyers acting for more than 400 Iraqis ‘ill-treated’, ie tortured by the British forces in Iraq. On the BBC Wm Hague is reported to have rejected the claims on the basis that investigations are still being conducted by the government. The illegal Iraq invasion/occupation began in September 1991.

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      Ram

      Invasion and illegal occupation of my ancestral land began 2,500 years ago. Genocide of my people almost completed.

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        You hope the LTTE will liberate and give the lands to you! What a moron you are!

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