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Video: “I’m Disappointed There Were So Many ‘Abstentions’ And 12 ‘No’ Votes” – Navi Pillay

“I’m disappointed that there were so many ‘abstentions’ and 12 ‘no’ votes. It’s the Security Council, General Assembly and Human Rights Council that establishes Commissions of Inquiries. Nobody is targeting Sri Lanka here. Commissions of Inquiry were appointed in respect of Palestine, in respect of Syria and more recently the Central African Republic. The African Union established one for South Sudan. So these are the usual mechanisms employed by the international organisations, the United Nations and it various bodies, for victims to get protection of human rights, to seek accountability and to ensure victims get the justice they are seeking” Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner of Human Rights told Al Jazeera while speaking about the Sri Lanka inquiry, approved by the UN.

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    Looks like the biased women had forgotten that the Tamil Eelam is not every ones concern.

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      You dumb, listen to what she has been adding to that interview and then add your two cents worth. Any right thinking ones all over the world would feel that even worst resolutions could come the way MR administration goes forward. They have absolutely no respect towards anyone, so what talks about the fellow tamil minority sentiments. He the bugger rejected it saying that he would like to continue his own plan. What plan the bugger was refering here – LLRC recommendations were criticised for being lagged from implementing such a long time – was the question that good Prof. Rajiva W raised already two years ago. DJ did the same in different way – calling the manner LLRC implementations are being snail walks..remember?

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        a OPEN COMMENT TO: Mr R. Sampanthan SIR SINCE YOU ARGUE THIS IS A VICTORY FOR ALL SRI LANKANS.. AND SEEK JUSTICE.. SIR CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US SRI LANKANS WHY DID YOUR OWN PARTY MEMBERS DURING THE LTTE HEROES DAY ON NOVEMBER THE 25.. MARK THIS DAY WITH CELEBRATION AND ALSO YOUR OWN PARTY MEMBERS PRAISED THE LTTE AND IN PARTICULAR PRABAKARAN ITS NOTORIOUS LEADER (WHO KILLED YOUR FORMER LEADER AND HIS DEPUTY OF THE TULF) BOTH IN PARLIAMENT AND IN JAFFNA TOWN?????

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          Hey Nuwan, Mr. Sampanthan may not be able to answer this question, but the LTTE fellows can. They are in the UPFA government, why don’t you go and ask them? MR will gladly oblige to let his coolies talk to you. Karuna, Pillayan, KP, Daya master………..oh boy the list goes on.

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            Dear Tamil from the North,

            Pity your language proficiency.

            Nuwan is asking the people who praised the Fascist murderer of Tamils, Sinhalese, Burghers, Malays, Indian Tamils, Muslims etc why they did what they did.

            No point in asking KP or Karuna or Pillayan or Daya master that because there were no reports of any of them praising that Megalomaniac. But former Supreme court Judge Vigneswaran the Northern province CM and others of the TNA are reported to have done so.

            You say “MR will gladly oblige to let his coolies talk to you. Karuna, Pillayan, KP, Daya master………..oh boy the list goes on”

            Ah yes the COOLIE mentality of the Brahmin Vellala Nexus!

            You would have been licking their boots had they remained with the LTTE but the moment anyone desserts the LTTE they become instant COOLIES. Shows where your sympathies are.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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              Off the Cuff

              “Nuwan is asking the people who praised the Fascist murderer of Tamils, Sinhalese, Burghers, Malays, Indian Tamils, Muslims etc why they did what they did.”

              Good question.

              However dare I say you have a selective memory.

              JVP AND FSP HOLD IL MAHA VIRU SAMARUWA

              Could you find out from MR’s bedfellows Somawansa and Weerawansa why do they celebrate their fallen JVP Sinhala/Buddhists terrorists.

              What have you done to prevent them?

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                Dear Native Vedda,

                Though you say that mine is a good question you have avoided an answer. Why?

                How do you expect reconciliation between two Ethnic groups to happen when the Leaders of one Ethnic group Idolizes the very perpetrators of INDISCRIMINATE attacks on Civilians (men, women, children, priests etc), mainly of the other Ethnic group, as heroes?

                While doing so are they not shouting themselves hoarse about the lack of reconciliation?
                Isn’t that Dumb?

                The JVP on the other hand did not target any specific Ethnic group. They initially targeted the Politicians in power and the Govt establishment and the Police.

                What you have failed to see is that the JVP stands REJECTED by the Sinhala Polity.

                In STARK contrast, the TNA, the LTTE PROXY who accepted Prabhakaran the Fascist and Brutal Murderer as the SOLE representative of the Tamils, is today, Idolizing and Celebrating him and his murderous gang as a Hero! And the very same TNA has been elected by the Tamil North to represent them.

                Underlines the difference in thinking of the inhabitants of the Mono Ethnic North and the Multi Ethnic Multi Cultural South.

                Commemoration of Terrorists as Heroes is wrong whoever who does it. Because Heroes do not target Civilians indiscriminately.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                  “Though you say that mine is a good question you have avoided an answer. Why?”

                  He does not answer foolish questions?
                  Try a good one and see. Good luck

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                    Dear Lanka Liar,

                    You wrote “He does not answer foolish questions?”

                    Is that a question or a statement?

                    NV has already stated his opinion did that worry you?

                    I will rather wait for his answer as his back washer is an imbecile.

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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              Why did MR take Karuna KP Pilaiyan and co into their government. Didnt they commit those killings. KP got all the arms that were used isn’t it. Try them if you can. Touch them if you can. ?. So LTTE still rules. Now they are in the parliament.

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                Dear Lanka Liar,

                you ask “Why did MR take Karuna KP Pilaiyan and co into their government.”

                You are confirming my previous observation about back washers. Even simple logic is beyond imbeciles. They helped to bury your Sun God at Nanthikadal, that’s why.

                You ask “Didnt they commit those killings.”

                Of course they killed but what killings are you referring to?

                You ask “KP got all the arms that were used isn’t it.”

                You are writing gobbledygook. Please write sensibly.

                You dare “Try them if you can. Touch them if you can.?.”

                Isn’t that the job given to Navi Pillai? She will do that along with Ms Adelle Balasingham and the Financiers of the war. So if you were a collector beware.

                You say “So LTTE still rules”

                Where? Perhaps in Canada but not in Lanka.

                You say “Now they are in the parliament.”

                The LTTE was in Parliament via it’s proxy the TNA, when the Fascist Murderer Prabha was alive. Today they are in the Northern PC as well as the Parliament and Prabha is dead.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                Enemy of my enemy is my friend, that is why. KP karuna were an asset for SL government which makes you sad. So why should we destroy them?

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              Are you saying that MR and co are coolies to Karuna and KP

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                Dear Lanka Liar,

                You must be referring to my reply to “Tamil from the North’s
                comment, time stamped March 29, 2014 at 3:11.

                Yet again you are confirming my observation about back washers being Imbeciles.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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          nuwan

          “MARK THIS DAY WITH CELEBRATION AND ALSO YOUR OWN PARTY MEMBERS PRAISED THE LTTE AND IN PARTICULAR PRABAKARAN ITS NOTORIOUS LEADER”

          Would you please ask Weerawansa the same question that you have asked Sampanthan?

          One rule for Sinhala/Buddhist terrorists and another for Tamil terrorists. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

          Watch the clip below:

          JVP AND FSP HOLD IL MAHA VIRU SAMARUWA

          http://srilankans.com.au/sri-lankan-news/ada-derana-news/jvp-and-fsp-hold-il-maha-viru-samaruwa?page=107

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          If Sri Lankans can celebrate the victory over LTTE with rape and looting what is wrong in anybody celebrating anything.

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        Fool did the US reconcile with Al-qaeda after killing Osama? Did they pour billions into vietnam after destroying them? We did all these. Look at the progress North and East have made after the short period of 5 years. What did your terror gang do to North and East for 30 years except blow everything up?

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          Liberal One

          “Look at the progress North and East have made after the short period of 5 years.”

          Could you list all those progress claim you have single handedly achieved?

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            Pls read Navi Pillay’s (ur friend) report – she has acknowledged all the progress that is made in the north since the end of war- all the nations including US acknowledged the progress that has been made unlike you ungrateful lot.

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              The so called progress is nothing but pulling the wool over the eyes by Rajapaksa.

              The vast majority of the workers for the infratstucure projects were Sinhalese despite the projects being in Tamil areas and high unemployment amongst Tamils.

              The projects are an attempt by Rajapaksa and Sinhala Chauvinists to settle Sinhalese in the North and East and alter the demographics.

              The projects are also a vehicle for the ruling elite to pilfer public funds.

              So don’t act like they were doing it to benefit Tamils.

              The international community is simply trying to appear objective since technically speaking new roads and infrastructure have been built. If the International community didn’t acknowledge this, Rajapaksa regime would keep howling about how biased the International community is.

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                Dear Palmsquirrell,

                You wrote “The so called progress is nothing but pulling the wool over the eyes by Rajapaksa.”

                Damned if they do and Damned if they don’t.
                What an argument!

                You wrote “So don’t act like they were doing it to benefit Tamils”

                What is there to “ACT” (as in actors)?

                The money spent on the mono ethnic North is unprecedented since independence. In contrast what did you do to the Northern Tamils though having an annual income in excess of US$ 300 million for 30 years? You could not give them even a loaf of bread or a tablet of Panadol. The rapacious GREED of Separatist Tamils has been documented by Dr Jane Russel, the British Historian.

                I suppose it is the people of the South who will benefit from the infrastructure development since 2009 in the North! What an imbecile argument.

                Are you arguing that it is better for Lanka to spend all that money in developing the South instead of the North?

                You wrote “… since technically speaking new roads and infrastructure have been built”

                Ah! a good Technical Speaker! At last the grudging acknowledgement.

                You wrote “The international community is simply trying to appear objective”

                Appearing to be objective and BEING objective are Poles apart. The former is Deceit and as you yourself said that’s what they do.

                I have detailed that objectivity in my post addressed to Ms Navi Pillai under this article on March 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

                How about showing your objectivity by responding to that post?

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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                The government or sinhala pople are not responsible for the lack of man power in tamil areas. You dont pick a person from street and get them do the job. Most of these cases though labour intensive need special skills and training. The tamils there dont have it and there is no manpower to do that as well.

                That is thanks to your funding of terrorism in SL.

                In 2001 and 02 peace talks the people in north didnt get the peace dividends as expected by the then government. That was because of obvious lack of infrastructure. That is why this government is building up infrastructure.

                the results of which we can see tamils in Jaffna advertising hotels, resthouses in Sinhala newspapers expecting customers.

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                  sach

                  “You dont pick a person from street and get them do the job..”

                  How come the parliament, local governments, bureaucracy, judiciary, police, armed forces, ……….. etc are full of persons from street and hoping to get jobs done?

                  I suggest you import man power to fill the massive skill gap in those state institutions.

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          Al Qaeda were not American citizens and were not fighting within America. Ditto for Vietnam also. A more apt analogy would have been the American Civil War.

          The so called progress is window dressing. True progress is measured by justice, freedom and liberty. As it is, the North and East are under the Sinhala jackboot.

          If building roads was all that is required for progress then any country can be a dictatorship but be excused from criticism if they built roads .

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          .
          Did US kill it’s own citizens?
          :-)

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            Didn’t you know? they even killed their own president! heard of John Kennedy? shot by a FBI hireling.
            Remember the 3000 odd killed at WTC!

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            Tamils are not SL citizens.

            They are SOUTH INDIANS.

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              And Sinhalese are Bengalis,Orissans and South Indians.
              So your point is….

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              Spot on they dont want to be Sri Lankans. That is way they fought a far remember. Although they didn’t win they made Sri Lanka to lose. Lose severely?. See how Sri Lanka is treated in the world today. Just like Pakistan. Perhaps Lankastan may be a good solutions. where Buddist are allowed to pray and allowed reasonable usage of Sinhalese language.

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          You have failed to remember what the Americans did in Germany and Japan post war, to become what they are today’! They also helped put their allies in Europe back on their feet. The generosity of the Americans towards those in need in other parts of the world has surpassed those of others. Would china have become what it is, without the ‘ Favoured nation’ policy of the US. Do not also forget the food aid we got under the PL 480 program, the military assistance during the war and the outpouring of help after the Tsunami. We may come to appreciate what the US has achieved in Geneva in years to come, if this government sincerely helps to give it effect. We may become the great nation we want to be!

          While we remember the negatives, we have also remember the positives.

          Dr.RN

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            Dear Dr.Rajasingham Narendran,

            I have great regard and respect for your objectivity but in this case I cannot agree with you for several reasons.

            What is MFN?

            Encyclopedia Britanica

            most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN), also called normal trade relations, guarantee of trading opportunity equal to that accorded to the most-favoured nation; it is essentially a method of establishing equality of trading opportunity among states by making originally bilateral agreements multilateral. As a principle of public international law, it establishes the sovereign equality of states with respect to trading policy. As an instrument of economic policy, it provides a treaty basis for competitive international transactions.

            Disadvantages of MFN

            The downside of Most Favored Nation status is the country must also grant the same to all other members of the agreement, or of the WTO. This means they cannot protect their country’s industries from cheaper goods produced by foreign countries. Many countries were excited to get Most Favored Nation Status, so they could export goods cheaply to the U.S. market, only to find they lost their local agricultural industry. Local farmers could not compete with subsidized U.S. and EU food. Many farmers had to move to the cities to find jobs. Then, when food prices escalated thanks to commodities traders, there were food riots.

            China is the leading lender to the USA which owes USD $1153.6 billion dollars to China as of December 2012. What would happen to the US economy if China moves that money out of the USA needs no imagination.

            USA could not keep China down. It was a case of kissing the hand that could not be cut. They even had to ignore China’s Human Rights record.

            “The generosity of the Americans towards those in need in other parts of the world has surpassed those of others”

            Generosity is a human trait. How the Sri Lankans responded spontaneously in the aftermath of the Tsunami disregarding Ethnicity is a case in point. In contrast to this the US Govt’s response to Hurricane Kathrina victims was non existent. It was left to people like Oprah to galvanize a civilian response. The Richest country in the world has people living on the streets and even denied medical services. We are one of the poorest and yet no one is denied medical care. Charity does and should begin at home.

            Most Rich Govts do not help without attaching strings. USA is no exception. She was very generous with the Atomic bomb to Asia in particular, dropping not one but two on Japan and none on Germany. Why that was so is apparent.

            US forces in Japan committed crimes on Japanese civilians but they were kept above Japanese Law. It is the same in Iraq, Vietnam, or where ever US soldiers were stationed.

            Kind Regards
            OTC

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              Looks like you have some old books
              No use. The world has changed? So ….

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                Dear Lanka Liar,

                Of course the world has changed. That’s why the USA owed China $1153.6 billion dollars by the end of 2012.

                Over one year later that figure would be much higher with the interest alone!

                Can you quote the current figures from your new books?

                As I observed earlier on several separate occasions, back washers are imbeciles.

                Looks like you have been shaken by my comment addressed to Ms Navi Pillai. Since you cannot respond to it you have been attempting to target my other posts with foolish questions.

                Many have tried that before and all have failed. You won’t be an exception.

                Kind Regards,
                OTC

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          There may be no overt reconciliation. After their “war against terrorism ” the US is now openly on the side of the terrorists as was seen in Libya, Syria etc., and their actions in Ukraine in regime change of a democratically elected government by violence, they betray their self proclaimed vow to promote ‘democracy’

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        This administration is following the steps of Gaddafi, Idi Amin, Saddam, Mugabe, etc. UN should take some stern action against this one man show administration very early. Otherwise, all the innocent srilankans except Rajapaksa family with their henchmen will face a disaster like in Somalia. The most beautiful country will be the NEW SOMALIA.

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      THIS IS NOT ABOUT SRI LANKAN RIGHTS ISSUE.. BUT TAMIL AND ONLY TAMIL RIGHTS ISSUE.. WHY DO YOU THINK WHEN THE LTTE WERE MASSACRING CIVILIANS THE USA DID NOT ACT LIKE THIS IN SUCH SPEED?? THEY DID NOT WANT THE LTTE TO BE POWERFUL BUT THEY DID NOT WANT THEM TO GO AWAY COMPLETELY(SEE what richard arimatage said in 2002).. thats why LTTE still got material and financial support from west and only in late 06 were they banned. ALL LANKANS AGREE THE TAMILS NEED TO BE GIVEN THEIR POLITICAL DUE AS MANY LEADERS FAILED BEFORE.. BUT FOR THE TAMILS TO POINT FIGURES ONLY AGAINST SRI LANKANS AND IN PARTICULAR SINHALA PEOPLE FOR CRIMES, AND WHITEWASH THE LTTE CRIMES.. WE ALL SAW HOW THEY CALLED THE LTTE HEROES JUST LAST YEAR during the LTTE HEROES DAY SPEECH IN PARLIAMENT AND JAFFNA.. so how can the Government work with a tamil leadership that praises a terrorist movement and when progress is made during talks, they always walk away and blame the Government and sinhala people. These are some facts that the Stupid diplomats should have highlighted during the UNHCR and show the Tamil Politicians praising the LTTE only just last years.. Its time sri lanka calls for a all party conference to discuss this latest issues…Dont ever mistake this resolution as the end of corruption, good governance.. THIS IS ONLY A TAMIL ISSUE and a one sided one

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        That is right. This is a Tamils only Issue. And Tamils are not part of Sri Lanka ? So you are declaring Ealam on their behalf ?

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          Yaka,
          Tamils seem to behave like they are not part of Sri Lanka.

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            Why to generalize it like that ?

            So we can also do the same that Sinhalese behave as if they are all chauvinists… is that right at all ?

            Your arguements seem to have no basis most of the the time. There were cases where I just added my own view – there you thought I am tamil.. I must be tamil… why is that ? Cant we yet behave as if we are all srilankens ? You should have only lived in the LOST island. That should be the reason for you to be that narrow minded.
            Those who travelled a lot would never be that narrow as you do.
            Good luck. Eusense you are a nuisance to entire CT readership.
            Try to be exemplary – we as the majority of the nation are highly responsible for the problem that the nation faces today.

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            Sri Lanka is a British creation. Before the Europeans unified the island, there were separate Tamil and Sinhala kingdoms.

            If being Sri Lankan entails accepting 2nd class status and accepting Sinhala Supremacy then ofcourse Tamils will not want to be part of Sri Lanka.

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              Sri Lanka is a well known country in the world from Roman times – Often called Traprobane(tambapanni) or Seylan/Ceylon (Sinhala) – read ur history. India unfortunately was divided into two (now 3 with Bangladesh breaking from Pakistan) thanks to our colonial masters

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                Sri Lanka the island was well known, but there was no unified country that encompassed the whole island. Tamils had their kingdoms in the North and Sinhalese had theirs in the South .

                India was well known too in the ancient world, but there was no Indian nation, it was just various Satrapies.

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            Eusense

            “Tamils seem to behave like they are not part of Sri Lanka.”

            Sinhala/Buddhists seem to behave like minorities are not part of this island, not that I want both of them permanently stay here in my land.

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          Sri Lanka is a British creation.

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            I thought that was India.

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              India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri lanka are all British creations.

              The Brits unified these regions into India and Ceylon.

              There was no unified nation that encompassed the entire island of Ceylon , before the British. There were separate Tamil and Sinhala kingdoms.

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                Squeel

                You said “There was no unified nation that encompassed the entire island of Ceylon , before the British. There were separate Tamil and Sinhala kingdoms”

                Show us any relics or artefacts of your so-called separate Thamil Kingdom in our motherland. We cannot see any. Are all SL blind not see these?

                To prove your argument of evidence, you could bend down and look under Wettiya through you legs to see your own crown-jewel. That is the only evidence you have if it is not worn out by now.

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                  Why don’t you show us there was a unified Sri Lankan nations.

                  Historical documents and demographics prove there was separate Tamil kingdoms in the North North-East.

                  It isn’t you Motherland, because you aren’t Veddah. Why do you Sinhalese always keep pushing the lie that you are somehow indegenous to Lanka. You are nothing but Bengalis, Orissans and South Indians.

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                    Squeel

                    Look no further you idiot? Look at great civilisations in Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa and other kindoms? Do you think your Kallathoney tamils kings or your parents built those pagodas, temples, palaces and large reservoirs in those places.

                    You idiots cannot even build a mud hut without others support. Se how many peoples are homeless in northern part of SL because of your futile f**king war.

                    Your mass murderer podian Preba tried to destroy many historical places including Sri-Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. He even send ruthless cowards LTTE monkey army to attack helpless devotees in Anuradhapura Sri-Maha Bodiya.

                    By the way he true builder of cyanide capsules on necks of poor tamil kids to destroy all Sri Lankans. He paid the ultimate price for those good merits in Nandikhadal mud bath in 2009.

                    Thanking you SL Defence Forces for perishing the sinner at early.

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                      Rajan Walpola

                      “Do you think your Kallathoney tamils kings or your parents built those pagodas, temples, palaces and large reservoirs in those places.”

                      I don’t think those were built by Kallathoney Tamil kings however I do believe they were built by Kallathony Sinhala speaking South Indians.

                      “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection”

                      A pertinent quote from Bhagavad Gita which you may not have had the good fortune to learn, know or read about it in your entire life.

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                      Here’s an example of ancient (pre BC) archaeological artifacts from Jaffna
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandarodai

                      “You idiots cannot even build a mud hut without others support. Se how many peoples are homeless in northern part of SL because of your futile f**king war.”

                      Is that why Tamils were far more successfull and wealthy than Sinhalese when the British were running the show despite Sinhalese being the majority.

                      Is that why there were many successfull Tamil entrepreneurs , and despite Sinhala anti Tamil pogroms, there still are.

                      Is that why Tamils were known for maritime trade while you Sinhalese never ventured anywhere out of Lanka.

                      It was Estate Tamils who built the modern Sri Lankan economy.

                      Your so called Sinhala culture is based greatly on Tamil and other Dravidian cultures. Your script is based off South Indian Dravidian script. Your women dress in saris, which again is something you adopted from Tamils.

                      Tamil brahmi script is older than Sinhala writting .


                      The war is the fault of you Sinhala Chauvinists, because you think the island belongs only to you.

                      The continuing problems in the North is because of you Sinhala Chauvinists controlling things . Absent your oppression, Tamils can develop the North.

                      Lest you forget, many Tamils in ancient times became Sinhalized. When they adopted Buddhism, they also gradually left their Tamil language behind. So what you term Sinhalese have substantial Tamil blood in them . So don’t think all those ruins you Sinhalese claim for yourself was done by some mythical Sinhala race that was unique and distinct from Tamils.

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                    Dear Palmsquirrell ,

                    You say “Why don’t you show us there was a unified Sri Lankan nations”

                    Quote from the writings of Dr Pradeep Jeganathan a Tamil.

                    “After what is called the decline of Polonnaruwa, and by the 13th Century there were indeed Tamil, Hindu kings who ruled in Jaffna. Yet in the middle of 15th century Sapumal adopted
                    son of Parakramabahu the 6th, conquered the kingdom of Jaffna. He wasn’t Sinhala though, his origins are arguable but he may have been Tamil; he also built the great Temple at Nallur.”

                    You also said “Historical documents and demographics prove there was separate Tamil kingdoms in the North North-East.”

                    That is interesting. Please quote from those texts and provide references. Perhaps you will be able to overcome the following Dutch record that proves that the Border of the Jaffna Kingdom and the Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom was at “Elephant Pass”.

                    Hence South of Elephant Pass was a Sinhala Kandyan Kingdom and NO Tamil kingdom ever had sovereignty over Eastern Mainland Sri Lanka.

                    Elephant Pass

                    De compagnie stond in de 17de eeuw dikwijls op vijandelijke voet met de koning van Kandy, die sterk verbonden was met het boeddhistische deel van de Ceylonese bevolking. Bij Elephant Pass was een smalle landengte waar een fort gebouwd werd om de grens met het gebied van de koning te bewaken. Olifanten die op Ceylon waren gevangen, werden langs dit punt naar Jaffna gebracht om verkocht te worden in India, vandaar de naam Elephant Pass. (http://www.atlasofmutualheritage.nl/en/location/?id=813)

                    Translation

                    During the 17th century the Company was engaged in a war of attrition with the king of Kandy, who had close ties with Ceylon’s Buddhist population. There was a narrow tongue of land at Elephant Pass a fort was built to guard the border with the king’s territory. Elephants captured on Ceylon were herded past here to Jaffna to be sold in India, hence the name Elephant Pass.

                    Palmsquirrell, why do you LIE so much? Don’t you have any shame?

                    Kind Regards,
                    OTC

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                      OTC,

                      ******picture worth a thousand words******
                      Refer to the picture in this link
                      http://www.sangam.org/2008/02/Tamil_Homeland.php?uid=2
                      “Sir Paul Peiris confirms that there had been human settlements in the north of Ceylon many centuries before Vijayan was even born. Dravidian settlements had been denser in the northern area of Nagatheevu. Skeletons of homo sapiens, estimated to be between 15,000 and 30,000 years old, have been discovered in the Balangoda area. This is another proof that human race had been living in Ceylon even during pre-historic times. When this was the real situation, on what basis did the historians and Mahavansa decide that no human beings lived in Ceylon before the arrival of Vijayan? Were they simply one sided? Or, were they racially motivated?”
                      [Edited out]

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                      Dear Anpu,

                      You asked “on what basis did the historians and Mahavansa decide that no human beings lived in Ceylon before the arrival of Vijayan?”

                      Perhaps your knowledge of the Mahavamsa is limited to what you read on Separatist websites such as Sangam.org.

                      You are absolutely wrong. Please quote from the Mahavamsa or any other Vamsa text the exact passage or passages to prove that what you have written is true (with page numbers and name of text).

                      I note that you have TAMILIZED Vijeya to Vijeyan.
                      What did you intend to convey by doing that?

                      You start your comment with a headline “******picture worth a thousand words******” But what picture are you referring to?

                      Your Sangam article states “I provide the map which appeared in Knox’s 1681 book, that clearly shows the then existing boundaries of the Tamil homeland.”

                      Unfortunately that writer did not read the book

                      Robert Knox says “Besides the Dutch who possess, as I judg, about one fourth of the Island, there are Malabars, that are free Denizons and pay duty to the King for the Land they enjoy, as the Kings natural Subjects do; there are also Moors, who are like Strangers, and hold no Land, but live by carrying goods to the Sea-Ports, which now are in the Hollanders hands. The Sea-Ports are inhabited by a mixt people, Malabars and Moors, and some that are black, who profess themselves Roman Catholicks, and wear Crosses, and use Beads. Some of these are under the Hollander; and pay toll and tribute to them.

                      But I am to speak only of the natural proper People of the Island, which they call Chingulays.”

                      Knox goes on to say “Of these Natives there be two sorts, Wild and Tame. I will begin with the former. For as in these Woods there are Wild Beasts so Wild Men also. The Land of Bintan is all covered with mighty Woods, filled with abundance of Deer. In this Land are many of these wild men; they call them Vaddahs, dwelling near no other Inhabitants. They speak the Chingulayes Language.”

                      He further states,

                      “Hitherto I have treated of the Countrey, with the Provisions and Wealth of it: Our next Discourses shall be of the Political Government there exercised. And here Order will lead us to speak first of the King and Matters relating to him.

                      Antiently this Countrey consisted of Nine Kingdoms, all which had their several Kings; but now by the vicissitude of Times and Things, they are all reduced under one King, who is an absolute Tyrant, and Rules the most arbitrarily of any King in the World. We will first speak of him as to his Personal Capacity, and next as to his Political.”

                      That the Jaffna Kingdom had a common border with the Sinhalese Kandyan Kingdom and that it ran through “Elephant Pass” is undisputed and is proved by the Dutch Govt Archives. Since the contiguity of that Kingdom passing from the Tamil King’s hands to the Portuguese and then to the Dutch is also undisputed, the Dutch statement about the Border being Elephant Pass traces back to the Jaffna Kingdom when Tamils ruled over it.

                      Your source is writing BS
                      Next time present an argument that you can defend.

                      Kind Regards
                      OTC

                      note – this is a reply to your comment time stamped April 1, 2014 at 1:30 am

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                One of the many injustices the English committed against The tamil race. Sinhala Buddhists, on the other hand were favoured by them and all the benefits were bestowed upon them..
                You must talk to Cameron and the clan to reverse these historical mistakes and create an Eelam.

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      Do you understand the meaning of Bias?

      Let explain why there is no proper investigation of Lasantha and why there was an investigation into the Chief Justice?
      Let explain why there is no investigation for Karuna and KP but why there was an investigation into former military commander Sarath Fonseka?

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        Why are there no war crimes investigations against US/UK but against us? Who did invade foreign nations and who did fight for self defense?

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          Why you are changing the subject? First look at you and your family before looking the next door. Why you don’t like to clear your mess before going to neighbors mess?

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            Exactly but shouldn’t you be telling that to US/UK and not to Sri Lanka?

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              I am belong to the island of Sri lanka. I have a right to ask for independent international investigation like Mahinda Rajapakse.

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            Ajith,
            Your way of thinking was the reason the Tamils are cursed.

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              By holding on to their Dravidian mother tongue Tamils retain their ancestral identity while you Sinhalese shamelessly identify with Aryan identity .

              So who is cursed, the ones who slavishly carry on the cultural identity of their conquerors or the ones who remained true to their ancestral culture.

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              Because of your way of thinking, Sri Lanka and Sinhalese are characterized as criminals. Do you understand that?

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              And your way of thinking is giving us that majority of sinhalse are fools. They cant see beyond their nose. I am ashamed to be sinhalese. I really do. If you got your education at Pera as you once said, actually nothing has helped you sofar. Please try to see it clearly. Many among us sinhalese, have not broader thinking. Even being on UPFA what that JHU has been doing is far from understanding. So is the politics of Thunmulle Wimale too. During our schooling, 3 decades ago, I thought, JVPers were radical thought bearers. But today, having listened to them closely, I really dont think anyone better is there to bring it clearly as AKD does. He as a minister practised his views too. So the days ahead, I guess, JVPers will play good politics representing the voices of masses across the country.

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          Delfection and pointing fingers at others to coverup your own crimes. GOSL crimes do not disappear just because other nations committed crimes.

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          Why are you Sinhala Nationalists always changing the subject? It just reveals you are no valid argument.

          Why did you beg for and receive British and American support during the war years if you didn’t want them interfering in Lankan affairs.

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        Because Chief Justing playing up can ruin running of the judiciary fence the law and order.. Journalists are dime a dozen.. Just look at CT. More clowns presenting themselves as writers than the readers…

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          If you don’t like CT, you are free to go and read Daily News or Lankaweb.

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          No one is dragging you here Paul the [Edited out]

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        Ajith,
        For a second I thought you were going to talk about Tamils and Tamil issues. Looks like you heart is bleeding for a few Sinhalese too!

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          I am talking about justice.

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      Dear Ms. Navi Pillai,

      “I’m disappointed that there were so many ‘abstentions’ and 12 ‘no’ votes. It’s the Security Council, General Assembly and Human Rights Council that establishes Commissions of Inquiries. Nobody is targeting Sri Lanka here. Commissions of Inquiry were appointed in respect of Palestine, in respect of Syria and more recently the Central African Republic. The African Union established one for South Sudan. So these are the usual mechanisms employed by the international organisations, the United Nations and it various bodies, for victims to get protection of human rights, to seek accountability and to ensure victims get the justice “

      Yes, there is Human Rights issue, but the problem was that the LTTE was the worst Human Rights abuser compared to the Sinhala “Buddhist” dominated SL State.

      That is Why. So the SL State is getting away with it.

      In Sri Lanka, except for the Tamils, LTTE is equated to the Devil for all its atrocities.

      Of course, the Tamils equate the Sinhala Mahanama Buddhists to Mara, the Devil.

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        GOSL was far far worse than LTTE. LTTE never slaughtered on the scale of GOSL. Infact what other nation in recent memory has deliberately slaughtered soo many civilians in 1 operation in such a short time space; I am ofcourse referring to 2009 and the No Fire Zone.

        LTTE never embarked on a rape program of Sinhalese. GOSL’s rape of Tamil women is a clear sign of its genocidal ideology. As rape as no tactical military value, the real reason for rape is to destroy the Tamil community. Even after the war ended GOSL kept raping Tamils.

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          Dear Palmsquirrell

          “LTTE never embarked on a rape program of Sinhalese. GOSL’s rape of Tamil women is a clear sign of its genocidal ideology. As rape as no tactical military value, the real reason for rape is to destroy the Tamil community. Even after the war ended GOSL kept raping Tamils. “

          1. ) Palmsquirrell, you are describing Monk Mahanam Sinhala “Buddhist” racism, the cures of Sri Lanka. You are also giving support and evidence for the above statement. The evidence goes all the way back to the 5th century Monk Mahanam Imaginations, who wanted to keep the Buddist monk Hegemony, demonized the Tamils and Hindus. Do you know why there are hardly any Tamil Buddhist in Sri Lanka?

          2. ) Sometimes, some things need to be repeated for ever, until 90% of the people understand it. In 1543 Copernicus came up with the Heliocentric Solar System, Galileo came up with data on the phase off Venus in the 1600’s and Kepler with the Planetary laws and the transit of Venus around 1620s. Still, 400 years later, 25% of the Americans and Europeans believe that the Sun goes around the Earth..

          So with Monk Mahanam Sinhala “Buddhist”, they need to be “Educated”. That means rpeating for ever until only 10% of the Sinhala Buddhist believe in the Monk Mahanam Imaginations.

          So, Amarasiri, repeats his summary and story…. Deja Vu… have seen it before…

          3. ) Good that you came closer to the truth now. The seeds were planted by Monk Mahnama Sinhala Buddhist Racism, in 5th Century AD, in the Mahawansa Imaginations. Want to read more? It is a Threat by the Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhist” Racism that is practiced in SRI LANKA.

          Deja Vu… have seen it before. 1958, 1983, 2009. Yes, this is a exposure of a Monk Mahanama lie.

          You need to look at one of the BIGGEST SINHALA BUDDIST lies. The Monk Mahanama Imaginations of Mahawansa. Given below is a summary of the real facts. Remember Somarama who killed SWRD. They were ALL Sinhala Mahanama “Buddhist” Racists . “Buddhist” because they are NOT Buddhist. They are racists. So we had a situation where the Paradeshis. the Para-Sinhala killing Para-Tamil based on Mahanama racism. That is NOT True Buddhism.

          This is what the True Natives, Native Veddas have to say about the Para- Sinhala and other Paras-, the Paradeshis or foreigners. 1. All the above descriptions support the Sinhala and Tamil as Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil, like Para-deshi, Foreigners, as far a the Native Veddah are concerned, who walked at least 16,000 years ago when Lanka and India were connected by a land bridge as the sea levels were low. So, the Sinhala and Tamil Nationalism need to be identified as, Racism, Para-Sinhala Nationalism and Para-Tamil Nationalism. Monk Mahanama imaginations of Mahawansa need to be exposed and discarded.

          Why? Non- Confirmation bias of Mahawansa.

          Did Dr. Para-nawithana, the noted Sri Lankan Archaeologist believe the Imaginations of monk Mahanama of 5th Century such as:

          a) Grandfather of Para-Vijaya was a lion? Any DNA data in support of this imagination?

          b) Buddha visited Lanka three-times in 500 BC? any support for the Imagination.

          c) During one visit, Buddha left his giant footprint on top of Mount Samanala Kanda, “Adams Peak”. Did he fly by the Dandu Monera Yanthraya, Giant Bird, and parachute?

          d) The Veddah are the offspring of Para-Vijaya and Kuveni. Is there any DNA data to support this? No. Another Monk Mahanama Imagination.

          Sri Lanka’s indigenous inhabitants, the Veddas — or Wanniya-laeto (‘forest-dwellers’) as they call themselves — preserve a direct line of descent from the island’s original Neolithic community dating from at least 16,000 BC and probably far earlier according to current scientific opinion.1 Even today, the surviving Wanniya-laeto community retains much of its own distinctive cyclic worldview, prehistoric cultural memory, and time-tested knowledge of their semi-evergreen dry monsoon forest habitat that has enabled their ancestor-revering culture to meet the diverse challenges to their collective identity and survival. Further reference: Here some credible data and reference of the genetic Admixture. The Native Veddah were the original inhabitants of the land, well before the foreigners, the parades-his, came from South India.

          http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

          The Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations – [Reproduced here on a special request made by our LNP friend MURU, this article (web site) was first found by our friend MAGHA.] Friday, 15 June 2007 – 11:25 AM SL Time Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations Human Biology, by Kshatriya, Gautam Kumar Genetic Admixture. Table 9 presents the estimated values of admixture for the two hybrid populations (the Sinhalese and the Tamils) based on 13 polymorphic loci, fitting a trihybrid model using the ancestral frequencies shown in Table 10. (Tables 9 and 10 omitted).

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        Amarasiri,
        JVP terrorized SL citizens in 988~89. In your view, how do you rate human right abuses done by JVP terrorists? I guess you believe Tamil LTTE terrorists were worese than Sinhalese JVP terrorists?
        So JVP are Good terrorists and LTTE are Bad terrorists or Worst terrorists.. Ha ha !! :-(

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          AVB,

          “JVP terrorized SL citizens in 988~89. In your view, how do you rate human right abuses done by JVP terrorists?”

          JVP also terrorized for a few month starting April 5, 1971, and the Sri Lanka State replied in kind. LTTE Terrorized for 30 years, and SL State replied ,more brutally on kind.

          BOTH JVP an LTTE were terrorizing, but there was a difference in the ideology. JVP wanted an egalitarian society based on the Che Guv-era Model, similar to the Cuban situation, free from capitalism. Tamils, Muslims and Sinhala can join in.

          The Sinhala Monk Mahanam “Buddhist” racist worldview is exclusion of other races and faiths. So, the LTTE war was an Ethnic War, but LTTE_VP practiced racism and discrimination, and therefore was not a just war.

          Did you ever wonder why there are hardly any Tamil Buddhists in SRI Lanka, whereas there were Tamil Socialists and Communists in Sri Lanka?

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      For Sinhala Chauvinists anyone that opposes Sinhala Supremacisy is biased.

      When the West was helping GOSL, Sinhalese had no issue with Western interference in Sri Lankan affairs. Sinhalese and GOSL have no problem with the fact that Sri lanka/Ceylon as a unified nation was a British creation but now that Britain is pushing for war crimes investigations, Sinhalese are crying foul.

      It just shows that you lot arrogantly expect everyone to support Sinhala supremacy .

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      NO Tamil Elam clause in the resolution!!

      Tamils are already weeping.

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        Wait for Part 11. Will be released soon.

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    What what ?

    No body is targeting Sri Lanka here ?

    Only the GTF is having celebrations.

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      Bumsofty and the Liberal [Edited out] always the first to talk rubbish without any credible facts. The two farts before shyt.

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        Maveeran

        Both Jimmy and Liberal One look up to you as a role model. I suppose you with your twisted head inspire them and other like minded stupid people.

        Keep up your good work.

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          these fart experts bring me only anger. They are not civilized enough to exchange thoughts without harming the CT READERship.

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        Maveeran,
        I beg to differ. They seem to be the only ones presenting facts and some sense. By the way why do you say “credible facts”. Aren’t facts credible??

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          “I beg to differ.”! ~゜・_・゜~ 

          ◕the city is not an accident;

          ◕an accident is intentional- white van, sooriarachi neede??

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      It is a gift to the “KiriBath” celebration for killing 70,000 innocent Tamils by Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism.

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      All Sri Lankansmust celebrate. There is no fire crackers in Colombo or Jaffana or Kandy or Hambantota. But that is because of the very denial of the basic human rights.

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        Rajash

        All Sri Lankans are celebrating and rejoicing in silence. As you say they cant celebrate openly with fire crackers.

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      I can see that Jimmy too is going Softy…

      What was the intention behind the creation of an UNHRC if it is not allowed to look into the alleged human rights abuses around the world? Does it have to be specially mentioned that human rights abuses take place inside of countries?

      Granted, there is no point in trying to get the likes of JimSofty and Ajith to see the logic. (Have you noticed that K.A Sumanasekera is starting to realize that what ever the hell he thought he’d get from MR for his starch support is not worth the mental agony?) But the rest have been assigned a task by the regime and like a rat locked in a wheel cage they keep turning the wheel; and that seems to be the only option they are left with in life. At some level we all have to feel sorry for these people.

      My puzzle is, though, why aren’t people like MR, GLP and other gov. ministers questioned when they keep repeating the lie that the OHCHR is not allowed to investigate human rights violations. Why aren’t they asked what their interpretation of what the UNHRC is supposed to be.

      If individual countries were to investigate their own human rights violations and if they had gone so well in the past then what was the reason for a UNHRC. It is precisely because some countries were not capable of protecting the rights of their citizenry that UNHRC is there to intervene. Just like the police or the Child Protection Agency has the right to intervene when a father is abusing his children, the UNHRC has the right to intervene when a country abuses its people. It is ironical that the one they call “Adaraniya Thaththa” is the abuser in the case of Sri Lanka.

      I think everybody knows it but nobody challenges those who say otherwise.

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        UN and UNHRC both are to maintain US hegemony. There could be instances where these institutions working independently but mostly it is used to punish countries that don’t toe the line or countries trying to standup.

        Doesn’t it occur to you that if UNHRC is independent it should be investigating USA first of all?

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          What is more important to you, finding out what the US had done in Iraq and Afghanistan or holding your own government responsible for its actions? Why are you so worried about the US? Let the citizens of that country worry about their government. Or are you one of those people, living outside of Sri Lanka, and enjoying the human suffering perpetuated by the regime, because you have some ingrained jealousy towards people who still remain in the island?

          No criminal convict perceives the court system to be fair and they always claim they are innocent. If you go by the perpetrators’ opinions all the crimes we see around the world would have to be attributed to aliens.

          So if you are the guilty one it is no surprise that you’d feel the UNHRC is biased; that feeling is quite natural. But the fact remain that if it were as bad as you say Sri Lanka would have out of that place long time ago.

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            Going by your logic shouldn’t we Sri Lankans be allowed to worry about our government and not US, UK or the tamil diaspora?

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              Tamil diaspora are Ceylon Tamils, so they have every right to worry about Sri Lanka. If it weren’t for you Sinhala racists starting the war and pogroms, there wouldn’t be a Tamil diaspora.

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        Dear Katmani,

        You ask “What was the intention behind the creation of an UNHRC if it is not allowed to look into the alleged human rights abuses around the world?”

        Rich or poor, Mighty or Weak all should be investigated by the UNHRC without fear or favour.

        But the ABSENCE of that IMPARTIALITY is the worrying factor.

        In the absence of IMPARTIALITY no investigations should be allowed as the UNHRC should not be allowed to Prostitute the principles on which it was established.

        That such Prostitution is taking place is apparent to all but the prostitutes and the pimps.

        Kind Regards
        OTC

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    First of all thanks Madam Pillai for your hard work to pass the resolution against the Mahinda Rajapaksa military dictatorship!

    Yes, I too am disappointed at the abstentions, particularly India which always plays both sides, but perhaps it was for the best since MR will now want to please India and has already released many Indian Fisherman who were in Lankan jails.
    Now it is for the Sri Lanka people and OPPOSITION to educate themselves about the real situation and the fact that the Geneva Resolution is ONLY against the Corrupt and Criminal Mahinda Rajapaksa deep state dictatorship. and FOR the RIGHTS to Information and labour of the Sri Lanka people.

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      No need to be surprised.
      Considering the millions of Rupees this regime spent on foreign PR firms and the monetary benefits given to rogue states to vote against the Resolution, it is not a surprise that so many abstained and others voted against. Shows to what extent MR and his cronies would go throwing public money. This will be revealed some day in the future.

      Just makes me wonder, why MR did not simply implement the LLRC recommendations and save his reputation and the funds of this poor nation! Perhaps he regrets now….Not only does power corrupt heads of state but it also makes them arrogant and stupid.

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        Looks like this stupido doesn’t know how US state department pours billions of dollars into NGOs around the world and how the tamil diaspora is channeling their hard earned pennies into the same that previously used to come here as bombs and guns.

        That is the way this world is run child, our government will have to spend much much more if to counter lies and deceptions of the tamil diaspora.

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    LTTE proxy biased women, Think there are nearly 70 million Tamils around the world and they can mount big pressure on UN compare to 15 million Sinhalese concerns

    US & UK dont care about Tamils Issue or any issue in Sri Lanka,

    resent history
    Bush came to power in year 2000, invaded Afghanistan 2001 ,and Iraq 2003
    Obama came to power in 2009 went through Arab Spring (Killed Qaddafi, Removed Mubaraq, Tunisia and many places)
    UK prime ministers did\doing same

    If there is a hope to build eelam here by any means of UK or US I dont think they would have waste time nearly 5 years…

    I think what left behind is Tamils to Join with Sinhalese and live peacefully. Forget thousand of years old struggle to Eeelam

    Let TNA to run last mile in this year…

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      “I think what left behind is Tamils to Join with Sinhalese and live peacefully”
      —————————-
      there is no need for any one to join any one.
      People of all races and religion should live with equal status and freedom.
      Sinhala people as the majority should facilitate that. So take to the streets against this Govt aganist BBS aganist Sinhala ravaya. Take to the streets when Muslim Mosques are attacked, take to the streets when a 13 year old girl is dragged screeming to the prison for asking for her brother.

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        Typical lies of the diaspora. Only one mosque was attacked and not only law enforcement moved in swiftly permission was given to expand the mosque. How many mosques were attacked in England in 2013? and I’m yet to see the Tamil Diaspora having the same kind of concern for Muslims of England. The daughter of a suspect was handed over to the magistrate because she only had the suspect as the custodian and lying diaspora and their agents here make that into a arrest story.

        I’m sick that we as a country have to waste our time countering the lies and deceptions of the criminal diaspora.

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        Would you do same treatment to TNA?? you cannt d b’cos race base
        political parties more and more racial and talk only one race,

        you are talking very silly incidents and neglectful

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      ” LTTE proxy biased women, “

      ” I think what left behind is Tamils to Join with Sinhalese and live peacefully. Forget thousand of years old struggle to Eeelam “

      Your 2nd quote gives the impression that you are for peacefull co-exsistence but your 1st quote exposes you as biased against Tamils. The fact that you would call Pilla an LTTer is proof enough you are just like all the other Sinhala supremacists.

      Tamils can’t join with Sinhalese when Sinhalese are raping torturing and suppressing Tamils.

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      SL Tamils can join India.. as 30th state.

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        Why on earth would Ceylon Tamils want to join that craphole.

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    Dear Amma,

    You will live ever in the hearts of oppressed community of the globe.
    You always tsood for what is right. A true Human at heart!

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      Nelson Mandella has done a great job.

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        Anpu,
        You are right, that is why South Africa did not say “yes” to this fake resolution!

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        AnuP [Edited out]

        Did South F has voter in power in UN on this issue?

        If so, SF government is not serious about the sugar cane cutter’s daughter (aka you so-called AMMA).

        How many more AMMAs you have in the list?

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      It is sad that none of us would ever be able to call srilanken leader as “great father”, though political slogans thrown in election rallies sounded as if he is to be called “proud father- adambara thaththa”. How can you ever call a man with abusive nature as ” proud father”.

      Your sentiments are clear and understadable to anyone with sanity, hope those victimized families in nothern and across the country since war is no longer there will enjoy their justice in the near future.

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        He could better make masses like him wasting billions for propaganda and underworld mechanims while spreading violent rhetorics. All these are to get ready the vulnerable masses so that their motives could be succeeded. Their motives are to stay in power forever to satisfy their familial rule. Tomorrow is the date of voting for two pc coucils. Sure, now on illegal propaganda are undersway through electronic press though campaigns were ended for all others two days ago.

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      Mani,
      This Amma will be gone soon. You might have to find another Amma for the next time!

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        As far as my info says amma will be replaced by the architect of Darusmann report.

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      Manikesaran

      How about asking your beloved Appa?

      I mean your sun goat terra-leader Podian Preba currently having a very good time in the Everlasting Hell for the merits that he collected over 30 odd years by mass murdering all innocent people in Sri Lanka.

      Thanks for SL defence force for making his murderous journey ended with a big hole in his skull in Nandikhadal mud bath. You know nobody was able to find a pinch of brain in his head.

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        Ranjan Welpoo,

        Why don’t you ask your king beggar Mahinda Jarapassa to shit on your plate so that you can eat properly? Sinha-lame Military Force had to beg with a begging bowl to the UK , USA, China to defeat the almighty Tamil Tigers. Otherwise Sinha-lame soldiers would have been herding pigs in Burma now. The worst race in the world is the Sinha-lame race. Sinha-lame people believe their race began after a woman had sex with a pig as written on Mahawamsa, so you should know how a Sinhala Modaya thinks. Honestly Sinha-lame people are not only dumb f%@s but also filthy sobs. They forgot that Sinhala Ancestors used to be servants for Tamil Mudalalis before the Portuguese or the Dutch occupied Ceylon. All evidence were destroyed by you Sinha-lame by burning Jaffna Library. You shameless Sinhalese might as well hang yourselves. Good riddance to the whole world and more space.

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          Maha-Ooran

          I do not move or communicate with uneducated a big pigs like you. I do not have time for you piggy.

          Your language in these forms reflects the level of education you have achieved. Do not bother recommenting on mine in future too. End of the story and you back to pig-pen please.

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            Oh look its a rocket scientist here talking about education. You dimwitted sinha-lame f@%! Who would even rent his wife for rs.100 and a rice parcel asks me here what I have achieved. You can google my name and find out what I have achieved. I have my own wikipedia page. Have you?

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    All these fools have done is to ensure that MR wins the next General and Presidential elections. Very, very foolish.

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      I would reserve the double whooper for 31st May.

      Seeing Congress I being defeated would be the end game for RajaPassa and the pakistan dance.

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        Well we will see. MR will make deals with the new Indian government too.

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          Modi is not like Ranil to dance to other’s tunes. Modi will always put Indian interests first.

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          MR will make deals||

          You buy and sell no deal`!

          ◕[The EU; your main source of export] All Catherine Ashton has to do is add a surcharge of 10-15% on all items emanating from SL-
          You are kotauda, burning bright needa?? Chinese would squeeze your bollocks for their short term lets.`|‿◕

          ‿◕So you revalue the dollar and get a return volley with additional surcharge.

          [Edited out]

          ◕‿◕

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    23-said yes, 12 said no, 12 said none our busines.well done USA, thank you CT.

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      That is a majority of less than one half… Very impressive Pillai, very impressive.Democracy at its best. You must start wearing a cap with a feather in it from now on…

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      MJ, It is not a secret that out of 23 voted, half of the countries forced and threaten by USA,UK and EU to vote with them. What a UNHCR! The world’s number one human right’s violator propose a resolution against SL. What a joke! It is nothing but Imperialists Hegemony.

      And the Tamils as they usually did in the past kissing Imperialist’s Ass continuously hoping one day they support to create Tamil Ealam in north of SL while their ancestor also abstain from voting. TAMILS Keep on Kissing Imperialist ASS until they shit on your face.

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        and the EU countries always vote as a bloc specially when the future of a tiny country such as ours is in the balance. They should give only 1 vote for the entire EU region because they vote like one anyway.

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      12 who were absentees played a big roll behind the seen. Now Sri Lanka will have to bend to India for help.

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    I invited 47 of my friends for a piss-up.

    23 of them turned up.
    12 said no and another 12 didn’t even bother to acknowledge my text.

    pissedoff.

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      “even bother to acknowledge”

      Shy turd!

      Shit and Get! “Oh Shit”!

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        Hello Javi, fancy seeing you here. Haven’t you heard it’s safe to go fishing now?

        Tell me Javi, were you referring to the UNHRC vote below:

        Javi – CT, February 17, 2014 at 12:00 am
        Poll to Impact Stand on Lanka at UN: Khurshid. http://tinyurl.com/nqsngox Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid has said that the Indian parliamentary elections this year will cast a shadow on India’s stand on the Sri Lankan human rights issue at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

        “What the minister is saying is this. Under normal circumstances we would have sided with Sri Lanka as a thank you to all back handers you have given us. But we are on our way out due to our poor record both in terms of our incompetence and corrupt nature.”

        The The The Times They Are A-changin’

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          Ha ha sea food is always delivered to my fridge and there is enough in the sea.

          It was Nanny-gate and India supporting Russian stand on Crimea
          (the Chinese backed off and became neutral after the referendum- they want free EU trade and recognition)
          that made the Indians neutral so much so as the SL
          “international inquiry” was made possible by
          witch-hunt impeachment of the 43rd Chief Justice.

          31st May would be a hung parliament or RSS.

          IIT will not give up the fight.

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    Expressing disappoint is not good enough.

    Ms Pillai must resign for her relentless campaign against the 72 % of the 20 Million inhabitant population who have been living without getting killed and maimed by suicide bombs for nearly 5 years now.

    And this pleasant fact and the new revival of the country after 30 year Diaspora funded Terrorism was clearly explained to the assembly by the Russian Ambassador.and the rep at Geneva.

    The reports on HR protection of Guantanomo prisoners were dismissed as crap.

    Reason given is that this HR commission has no jurisdiction on American soil.

    HR of poor Pakis who get slaughtered every so often from Yankee drones also were treated with the same disdain.

    Ms Pillai perhaps didn’t have time for any input for these reports because of her total focus on Diasora Human Rights.

    Pakistanis perhaps should bring a resolution to find a new Commissioner who will have some sympathy for our poor South Asian neighbours.

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    well… the 12 countries have abstained. why is it so ? Its just the reaction of theses nations to the “pressure lobbying” from the US & EU against Sri Lanka. If they thought Sri Lanka was wrong, these nations could have voted against SL straight. But in this case abstaining means, these nations have more to loose (development aid, loans etc.)from US & EU if they voted for Sri Lanka.
    Poor pillay doesn’t understand this simple arithmetic; but she holds such a high position in UN !

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      I think I would like the sort of job where you can work away in “obscurity” to try and “improve” things, without being caught up in the political maelstrom.-

      ◕ Samantha Power –

      ◕ Professor of Law Harvard and Yale, superior to any bridge.

      ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ ▂▂▂

      Samantha Power ◕ “resolution” presenter ◕

      ◕ first sight obscurity ◕

      ◕ improved on by pro/con debate ◕

      ◕ final magnífico”! femme fatale”!

      . (^o^) . ▂▂▂▂ ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ ▂▂▂

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    Ms. Pillay clearly states, with precedents, the establishment of Commissions of Inquiry by the UN.
    If, as the government states that it has “nothing to hide”,the inquiry should be allowed,as per the resolution passed by the UNHRC.

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      If I say that your wife is hiding drugs under her dress should another third party be allowed to have a peek in? What about her privacy? Like that what about the sovereignty of the country?

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    You see, the LTTE section of the Tamil diaspora are not interested in establishing democracy in SriLanka. They just want revenge for getting their butts kicked and value for all that money they donated. So they will agitate for investigations like this. It does not matter to them that they are ensuring MR’s re-election.

    On the other side there are the rest of the Tamil diaspora and the Sinhalese who want MR removed because he is turning the country into a dictatorship. Their efforts are undermined by the LTTE section.

    In the end there is no Eelam, no revenge, no refund of donations and MR as President for Life. Everybody loses.

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    Tamil HR Commissioner is bias on SL issue. Conflict of interest.

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    “I’m Disappointed There Were So Many ‘Abstentions’ And 12 ‘No’ Votes” – Navi Pillay………….EXPERIENCING MENOPAUSE ??
    hey Woman, I think you are experiencing “Hot Flushes” while your Motherland abstainED.

    Don’t you think that something IS radically wrong the way you think & with you that, “they observe and you don’t see it nor the GTF or Sampanthan??

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    The cunning Navi Pillay is trying to act disingenuous by saying she is surprised that 12 voted against and 12 abstained. What the right-minded people the world over are thinking is how this prejudiced woman dragged the office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights into the gutter of power politics by being instrumental in passing this sinister resolution against a small nation that fought valiantly against the most dreaded terrorists and freed its people. This enormous injustice by Navi Pillay has ensured the Rajapaksas will rule Sri Lanka for the next 30 years.

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      OutRider

      You need to take a break as we can see you are determined to have a nervous breakdown.

      We too need a break from you.

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        Native Vedda

        Look who is talking. You are a constant irritant to all who are trying to engage in some meaningful conversation in the limited time we have. We don’t have the luxury of spending our entire lives in front of a computer screen like you do. I don’t think you experienced much human contact let alone love in your life. That is why you sound perennially bitter and your arguments are mechanical and repetitive. And when you are outargued you resort to your Vedda copout: Sinhalese….Tamils….You all are aliens, Go back to India ….yadda….yadda….yadda! It’s not even funny anymore.

        Anyway NV, no hard feelings. Have a nice weekend – if it is possible with only a computer for company. Hey look, it’s not difficult to get a social life if you can do two simple things: develop your sense of humour, and find some Veddis to go out with. Who knows, you may even get a love life!

        PS:

        “Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical human forces.”

        Hannah Arendt
        The Human Condition

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          “|”Go back to India ….yadda….yadda….yadda! It’s not even funny anymore.”|”

          ▂▂▂▂▂▂┃┃▂▂▂▂▂▂

          Yep, you definitely have coprophilia picked up from the
          maniac the so called king who has no clothes.

          It’s an undeniable fact that Sihala Tamil came by Hora Oru-
          you are illegal of incest breed! gilli land”|

          Love is blind they say!
          So we have weddings for all to `see`
          ☻ isn’t it??

          。◕‿◕。

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      You fools also complained about the previous high commissioner Arbour !

      Also why vote for her re-election 2 years ago? silly isn’t it , your king that is.

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      Calling her prejudiced is exposing your own racist prejudice. You are only saying that because she is of Indian Tamil ancestry and because she seeks to hold GOSL accountable.

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      She is TAMIL.

      What else do you expect?

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    I bet Sri Lanka will not let the commissioner in for an inquiry into war crimes committed as they are sure India will support Sri Lanka because of Delhi’s complicit with Sri lanka in war crimes. Couple of occasions Sri Lanka has pointed out to India they will expose India if India supported UN for an inquiry.

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    I humbly greet every single one of you with greetings of Peace.

    I really am in notts, do not know exactly where to start from or how to,however let me start by addressing it as The CT Symposium: Response to comments on “International Human Rights resolution of Sri lanka war crimes” and other Socio -politico in Sri Lanka and the world in general.

    I see quiet a number of commentators with extreme point of views on subject concerned ,while as usual CT being still at the infantry stage of a political news clout feels it is alright to accommodate some traffic,which are sometimes of utter nonsense and deep prejudice and religious bigotry to be posted with out any reliable source to the content and freely allow bigotry be posted at free will completely contextual .

    please bear with my outright frankness ,no offence meant.

    My advice is, as I clearly see CT evolving into a future reputable and reliable socio –politico online news journal with the support of their number of elite journalists ,I am strongly in the view that you must consider requesting members commenting to register with you and encourage them to move up to senior membership to VIP thus becoming more responsible and loyal patrons.

    I also feel you must strictly make sure to get the commenters to address on the article published and anything that does not concern to it must and should be edited out, further when a bigotry statement is made by a member of the forum it is important that he or she applies two ethical good writing ,one is to state the source: and thee other is especially where one’s faith is concerned (a very sensitive subject) but being a critic is completely alright in a A Symposium of Comments ,but being candid and judicious will not only win respect for your journal ,it will also do the same for the commenters and will help them to become better thinkers and writers,thus when one is quoting from any religious book being contextual will only in time prove two impressions on your Journal and the writer which is being totally irresponsible and especially on your side CT it will reflect as an inkling that all your journal is interested is in large flow of traffic , anyone may criticize but at -least let them be fair by the ones they are criticizing and let them state the full statement ,rather than taking out of context ,and even worse demanding the party criticized to do you homework ,this is something that definitely must be avoided otherwise it will have a improper reflection on CT and the people CT permits to comment ,believe me it is better to have a lesser flow of traffic from people who stick and debate the article published rather than have a huge flow of traffic filled with utter shop, I sincerely admit you do have a very good possibility of becoming one of the top most journals on line in the future .

    While I am very thankful to many articles you have been prompt to enlighten us with, especially the most heart breaking attacks and insults on The Sufi movement that has shocked the entire sufi International members and our friends world over , the last thing I expected was an attack on the Sherine and no a Buddhist monk insulting the “Buddha” of the sufis (Al_jailani),I wonder what His excellency will have to say about this we are very much disturbed and I ASSURE YOU tHE iNTERNATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE SUFIS ARE IN MILLIONS FROM ALL WAYS OF LIFE AND WILL NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY, however we do not have revenge or hatred in our school of thought, I urge the the monk to enlighten himself on sufi jailani , we are not in want of any apology, we believing in forgiving and our way is love and nothing but love you .

    All The best CT please keep up the good work and evolve to a higher standard you can and will.

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    “Nobody is targeting Sri Lanka here. Commissions of Inquiry were appointed in respect of Palestine, in respect of Syria and more recently the Central African Republic.”

    Mrs. Pillai, of all the countries you have mentioned targeting human right violations, how come all the rich and powerful countries who pay your salary like the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy etc not mentioned. Are these countries immune from human right violations!.

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      Dear Arun,

      Of course they are immune. That’s why their puppet still remains in office.

      The day any attempt by her is made to hold the scales of Justice evenly like the Icon of Justice, the Blindfolded Justicia does, the puppet would be gone for good and so will her privileges and luxuries of office.

      Money talks with more force than the Truth.

      People with integrity like the late Tamil Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgama are very rare indeed.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    http://slembassyusa.org/video/the-u-s-sponsored-resolution-on-sri-lanka-at-the-unhrc-is-detrimental-to-lasting-peace-in-sri-lanka-sri-lankan-americans-inform-the-u-s-senate-and-house-of-representatives/

    Are these so called sri lankan americans stupid idiots? dont they know the real situationin sri lanka? Dont they know that this idiot of a ambassador is a rapassa kiss ass clown uneducated relation? Dont they know that tomorrow election rajavassas are planning rig? Do they know that we dont have human rights under rajapassas? Only rajapassa supposrted can survive in sri lanka by robing and muredering innocent people and stealing from them. You idiots livein USA and you have become another kiss ass of rapassas. Back boneless mother f’s. Read the new below dumb idiots.
    Great robbery planned by MaRa tomorrow
    Elections Commissioner who went to seize a massive quantity of illegally printed ballot papers intended to be used fraudulently at the provincial council elections to be held tomorrow , had been assaulted and threatened with death by the moribund Rajapakse regime chief Minister candidate and his gang of goons.

    The Rajapakse regime which is

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    First, this woman should do to get corporation from the SL government is to relieve her self from any role in this so called investigation. How can a Tamil be in charge of investigating alleged human right crimes against Tamils? If that is good for her and the west, MR’s LLRC is also credible and should be the end of story.
    Patients of the UNHRC members are clearly running thin. Next time nobody is going to vote except the US and UK! So, she better be worried.

    She is talking about Palestine and Syria. How about human right violations in Iraq and Afghanistan, going on even today? What action has she taken on that? She say she can’t wait till more than 40,000 are killed, What was she doing when the LTTE killed over 75,000 Sri Lankans by suicide murder?

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      ” First, this woman should do to get corporation from the SL government is to relieve her self from any role in this so called investigation. How can a Tamil be in charge of investigating alleged human right crimes against Tamils? If that is good for her and the west, MR’s LLRC is also credible and should be the end of story.”

      MR and GOSL are accused of war crimes. Pillay is not accused of war crimes. So your attempt to draw comparison is bunk. But then that’s what you Sinhala Chauvinists always do, try to draw illogical comparisons or delflect the criticism by pointing fingers elsewhere.

      Pillay is a South Africa of Indian Tamil descent and not a Ceylon Tamil.

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        palm,
        Stupid logic. I can accuse you as a rapist. I have witnesses and victims to prove. I won’t let anybody know who they are. Now, would you like if everybody called you a rapist?

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          You have no witnesses and no victims, if you do why don’t you present them to the American legal system or ICC ?

          The difference between me and GOSL is that plenty of organizations and people exist who have provided testimony and evidence on GOSL’s war crimes guilt.

          Since you are soo obstinate, I will reiterate.

          Pillay is not accused by anyone of any crimes.

          GOSL is accused by international and Sri Lankan entities of war crimes based on eyewitness reports and evidence. All of this has been presented to Western governments, the UN and other International bodies. The UN and Western governments don’t simply haul Sri Lanka before the UN without evidence.

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        Dear Palmsquirrell

        You say “Pillay is a South Africa of Indian Tamil descent and not a Ceylon Tamil”

        Jayalalitha the Tamil Nadu CM, Vaiko etc are also not Ceylon Tamil yet they dance to the Separatist Tune. So what guarantee do you have about Pillay?

        Secondly, Eusense raises a very valid argument.

        Are you a Rapist?

        Kind Regards,
        OTC

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          Eusense is a Sinhala racist like you, so you hanging on his nuts is not surprsing .

          Jayalalitha is not Tamil. She is a Brahmin from Karnataka. That shows how much you know .

          Pillay is the head of the UNHRC, it is her duty to investigate actions like those carried out by GOSL. She is doing her job.

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            Dear Palmsquirrell,

            When your arguments are checkmated your ultimate defense is the defense of an ignoramus, the R word.

            The Bane of Sri Lanka were the Brahmins and the Vellalas. The Bane of India is also the Brahmins and the High casts who were created by the “God Manu” to rule over the lesser mortals.

            You said “Jayalalitha is not Tamil. She is a Brahmin from Karnataka. That shows how much you know”

            OK but you also said “Pillay is a South Africa of Indian Tamil descent and not a Ceylon Tamil.”

            Whatever Jayalalitha’s descent is, she is not a Ceylon Tamil either!

            Unless you are blind you can see the Tune and Dance played by the Indian Tamils vis a vis Lanka. Pillay being a Tamil will also have such a bias and her actions indicate that. I have detailed some UN actions that she has used or was in charge of in my post addressed to her under this article (March 30, 2014 at 1:00 am).

            Try and counter them to prove that she is impartial in executing her powers as the UN HRC.

            Kind Regards,
            OTC

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    This lady is not disappointed about not doing anything against innocent Palestinians who are killed! One million Iraqis killed is not a problem for her!

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    Canonical Murphy’s Laws of Combat
    —————————————–

    1. Friendly fire – isn’t.
    2. Recoilless rifles – aren’t.
    3. Suppressive fires – won’t.
    4. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note.
    5. A sucking chest wound is Nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
    6. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.
    7. Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you.
    8. If at first you don’t succeed, call in an air strike.
    9. If you are forward of your position, your artillery will fall short.
    10. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
    11. Never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself.
    12. Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
    13. If your attack is going really well, it’s an ambush.
    14. The enemy diversion you’re ignoring is their main attack.
    15. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: a. When they’re ready. b. When you’re not.
    16. No OPLAN ever survives initial contact.
    17. There is no such thing as a perfect plan.
    18. Five second fuses always burn three seconds.
    19. There is no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.
    20. A retreating enemy is probably just falling back and regrouping.
    21. The important things are always simple; the simple are always hard.
    22. The easy way is always mined.
    23. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy other people to shoot at.
    24. Don’t look conspicuous; it draws fire. For this reason, it is not at all uncommon for aircraft carriers to be known as bomb magnets.
    25. Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.
    26. If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in the combat zone.
    27. When you have secured the area, make sure the enemy knows it too.
    28. Incoming fire has the right of way.
    29. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
    30. No inspection ready unit has ever passed combat.
    31. If the enemy is within range, so are you.
    32. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
    33. Things which must be shipped together as a set, aren’t.
    34. Things that must work together, can’t be carried to the field that way.
    35. Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support.
    36. Radar tends to fail at night and in bad weather, and especially during both).
    37. Anything you do can get you killed, including nothing.
    38. Make it too tough for the enemy to get in, and you won’t be able to get out.
    39. Tracers work both ways.
    40. If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will get more than your fair share of objectives to take.
    41. When both sides are convinced they’re about to lose, they’re both right.
    42. Professional soldiers are predictable; the world is full of dangerous amateurs.
    43. Military Intelligence is a contradiction.
    44. Fortify your front; you’ll get your rear shot up.
    45. Weather ain’t neutral.
    46. If you can’t remember, the Claymore is pointed towards you.
    47. Air defense motto: shoot ’em down; sort ’em out on the ground.
    48. ‘Flies high, it dies; low and slow, it’ll go’.
    49. The Cavalry doesn’t always come to the rescue.
    50. Napalm is an area support weapon.
    51. Mines are equal opportunity weapons.
    52. B-52s are the ultimate close support weapon.
    53. Sniper’s motto: reach out and touch someone.
    54. Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity.
    55. The one item you need is always in short supply.
    56. Interchangeable parts aren’t.
    57. It’s not the one with your name on it; it’s the one addressed “to whom it may concern” you’ve got to think about.
    58. When in doubt, empty your magazine.
    59. The side with the simplest uniforms wins.
    60. Combat will occur on the ground between two adjoining maps.
    61. If the Platoon Sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.
    62. Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can sleep.
    63. The most dangerous thing in the world is a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass.
    64. Exceptions prove the rule, and destroy the battle plan.
    65. Everything always works in your HQ, everything always fails in the Colonel’s HQ.
    66. The enemy never watches until you make a mistake.
    67. One enemy soldier is never enough, but two is entirely too many.
    68. A clean (and dry) set of BDU’s is a magnet for mud and rain.
    69. The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.
    70. Whenever you have plenty of ammo, you never miss. Whenever you are low on ammo, you can’t hit the broad side of a barn.
    71. The more a weapon costs, the farther you will have to send it away to be repaired.
    72. The complexity of a weapon is inversely proportional to the IQ of the weapon’s operator.
    73. Field experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
    74. No matter which way you have to march, its always uphill.
    75. If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove anything.
    76. For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. (in boot camp)
    77. Air strikes always overshoot the target, artillery always falls short.
    78. When reviewing the radio frequencies that you just wrote down, the most important ones are always illegible.
    79. Those who hesitate under fire usually do not end up KIA or WIA.
    80. The tough part about being an officer is that the troops don’t know what they want, but they know for certain what they don’t want.
    81. To steal information from a person is called plagiarism. To steal information from the enemy is called gathering intelligence.
    82. The weapon that usually jams when you need it the most is the M60.
    83. The perfect officer for the job will transfer in the day after that billet is filled by someone else.
    84. When you have sufficient supplies & ammo, the enemy takes 2 weeks to attack. When you are low on supplies & ammo the enemy decides to attack that night.
    85. The newest and least experienced soldier will usually win the Medal of Honor.
    86. A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.
    87. Murphy was a grunt.
    88. Beer Math –> 2 beers times 37 men equals 49 cases.
    89. Body count Math –> 3 guerrillas plus 1 probable plus 2 pigs equals 37 enemies killed in action.
    90. The bursting radius of a hand grenade is always one foot greater than your jumping range.
    91. All-weather close air support doesn’t work in bad weather.
    92. The combat worth of a unit is inversely proportional to the smartness of its outfit and appearance.
    93. The crucial round is a dud.
    94. Every command which can be misunderstood, will be.
    95. There is no such place as a convenient foxhole.
    96. Don’t ever be the first, don’t ever be the last and don’t ever volunteer to do anything.
    97. If your positions are firmly set and you are prepared to take the enemy assault on, he will bypass you.
    98. If your ambush is properly set, the enemy won’t walk into it.
    99. If your flank march is going well, the enemy expects you to outflank him.
    100. Density of fire increases proportionally to the curiousness of the target.
    101. Odd objects attract fire – never lurk behind one.
    102. The more stupid the leader is, the more important missions he is ordered to carry out.
    103. The self-importance of a superior is inversely proportional to his position in the hierarchy (as is his deviousness and mischievousness).
    104. There is always a way, and it usually doesn’t work.
    105. Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the General is watching.
    106. The enemy never monitors your radio frequency until you broadcast on an unsecured channel.
    107. Whenever you drop your equipment in a fire-fight, your ammo and grenades always fall the farthest away, and your canteen always lands at your feet.
    108. As soon as you are served hot chow in the field, it rains.
    109. Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.
    110. The seriousness of a wound (in a fire-fight) is inversely proportional to the distance to any form of cover.
    111. Walking point = sniper bait.
    112. Your bivouac for the night is the spot where you got tired of marching that day.
    113. If only one solution can be found for a field problem, then it is usually a stupid solution.
    114. Radios function perfectly until you need fire support.
    115. What gets you promoted from one rank gets you killed in the next rank.
    116. If orders can be misunderstood they will be.
    117. Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.
    118. Your mortar barrage will put exactly one round on the intended target. That round will be a dud.
    119. Mine fields are not neutral.
    120. The weight of your equipment is proportional to the time you have been carrying it.
    121. Things that must be together to work can never be shipped together.
    122. If you need an officer in a hurry take a nap.
    123. The effective killing radius is greater than the average soldier can throw it.
    124. Professionals are predictable, its the amateurs that are dangerous.
    125. A clean (and dry) set of BDU’s is a magnet for mud and rain.
    126. No matter which way you have to march, its always uphill.
    127. The worse the weather, the more you are required to be out in it.
    128. When you have sufficient ammo the enemy takes 2 weeks to attack. When you are low on ammo the enemy attacks that night.
    129. The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
    130. The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.
    131. When a front line soldier overhears two General Staff officers conferring, he has fallen back too far.
    132. Don’t ever be the first, don’t ever be the last, and don’t ever volunteer to do anything.
    133. If at first you don’t succeed, then bomb disposal probably isn’t for you.
    134. Any ship can be a minesweeper . . . . once.
    135. Whenever you lose contact with the enemy, look behind you.
    136. If you find yourself in front of your platoon they know something you don’t.
    137. The seriousness of a wound (in a firefight) is inversely proportional to the distance to any form of cover.
    138. The more stupid the leader is, the more important missions he is ordered to carry out.
    139. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.
    140. All or any of the above combined.

    ———————————————————
    From the Prayers of the Buddhist Monk Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
    Most glorious possessor of all good qualities
    Who thinks of all beings as one’s own child,
    All Buddhas of the three times, Bodhisattvas, and disciples
    Please listen to my sad true words.

    May those who suffer without interruption
    Bearing the burden of countless dark deeds
    Find an ocean of peace free from unbearable fears
    Of sickness, war, famine and so forth.

    May those who are crazed by evil delusions
    And bring harm to themselves and suffering to others
    Be an object of compassion, gain great understanding,
    And enjoy friendship and love with all sentient beings.

    For as long as space remains,
    For as long as beings reside in Samsara,
    There may I also remain
    To clear away the misery of others.

    Both here and throughout this entire vast world
    May sickness, war, famine, and so forth end now.
    May all enjoy the wealth of the Dharma and the bliss of good virtue;
    May this glorious wealth and bliss grow without end.

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    Tamils in SL will be worse off after the resolution.

    Already a military operation has commenced on Colombo.

    GOOD!

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    LOL, love how Pillay dodged the question about what she can do without Sri Lankan cooperation: “the correct answer is I can do f**k all, so I’m gonna go ahead and just waffle a bit about how Sri Lankans were so good to me during my visit” :D

    Poor LTTE monkeys and their premature ejaculations :D

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      SSS – David’s Blocker, – Randy..Bull in the ring.

      “I can do f**k all,”” just waffle a bit “
      … “premature ejaculations”|
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      SSS, HAIRY PSALMS”!-s**t for brains -Neuro-faecal-Syndrome #\◕/#

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      ◕▌ Mother I’d Like to F**k”|#|
      ☻/a third penalty awaits the mustachio thief;
      ☻/but with mustachio men I will aim only for the top.(^o^)

      Mean looking cloud will be on the prowl …

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    according to Ms.Pillai
    “It’s the Security Council, General Assembly and Human Rights Council that establishes Commissions of Inquiries. Nobody is targeting Sri Lanka here. Commissions of Inquiry were appointed in respect of Palestine, in respect of Syria and more recently the Central African Republic”
    Those were proper commissions of inquiry appointed following proper procedure expecting a proper report.
    This is a fake back door commission inquiry expected to report manufactured finding to suite their requirements.
    At the Human Rights Council it is the chairman of the council who is empowered to appoint a three member commission of inquiry from the membership and not the High commissioner to appoint any number of commissioners from any where she pleases.
    This resolution asks the High Commissioner to prostitute her self as well as her office but pay the pimp its due.

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      Thick As Pig Sh*t”◕

      Earlier, Ban ki Moon said she has the mandate which she confirmed to the house just at the opening session.

      The resolution presented at the human rights council by professor of law approved the duty to High Commissioner of Human Rights (23/12)

      What do you do minority??? Things are really f**cked up, you know??

      Secession.◕ Troll no more, no more,

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    USA attacks UNHRC over 5 anti-Israel resolutions passed 46 to 1!!!

    America was the sole country to vote against five anti-Israel resolutions with the UNHRC approved on Friday afternoon as it met in Geneva at the close of its 25th session.

    Four of the five resolutions attacked Israel’s treatment of Palestinians over the pre-1967 lines and were approved 46 to 1.

    The fifth resolution that dealt with Israel’s continued presence on the Golan Heights, and its treatment of the Syrian population that lives there, passed with the approval of 33 nations. There were 13 abstentions and one vote against it.

    “We are deeply troubled once again to be presented with a slate of one sided resolutions that undermine efforts to make progress in the negotiations,” said Paula Schriefer, who heads the US Delegation to the UNHRC.

    “Only Israel, a vibrant and open democracy, received such treatment,” Schriefer said.”
    -jpost

    How true about SL!! USA repeatedly attacks SL at the UNHRC but when others bring 5 RESOLUTIONS against Israel and pass it USA gets spikes up its arse.

    GOOD FOR THEM!!

    Karma! Karma!

    5 times karma!!

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      Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM) حركة الشباب المجاهدين‎; ash-Shabāb al-

      Road Pizza ◕

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    Dearest Fathima Fukushima

    I read your comments, please not that SL was a integral part of India. Veddas lived in Sri Lanka before tamils and Singelease. Both languages comes from same language groups.

    Majority of Both the groups are from South India, moved in different periods of time, some repeatetly under movment due to rulers request or for ecconomical social reasons.

    Fathima Fukushima your names sounds like your family tree also have moved to Sri Lanka may be from arabian region. This does not give you free access to arabian socity. We consider you as a Sri Lankan with all the rights and equal treatment if you are not a South indian family tree.

    Sri Lanka is our land of birth and we will make it a better place to live for all the citizens. One may call it Lanka, another call it Elam but we do live in the same island.

    The international inquiry will not make our country any bad than What it is, our people and the rulers Can make the country better or bad place to live.
    We should not worry about Sri Lanka becoming a place like Libia, Irak or other failed state. We got poweful countries sarounded with great assistance.

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      dream on if it make u happy – but that does not make it true.. if u want to claim something go to Africa that is where we all came from. all other 4 continents belongs to indigenous animals- care to take the journey back ?

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      Fathima is a Sinhala Chauvinist. He like soo many Sinhala posters here try to mislead people with their names.

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    Dear Ms Navi Pillai,
    The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights,

    You said “Commissions of Inquiry were appointed in respect of Palestine, in respect of Syria and more recently the Central African Republic”

    I salute your integrity but why an inquiry was not held on the Iraq war by the UN to date? That war was started by deceiving the UN with false evidence (including satellite photography) of Sadam possessing WMD’s. No WMD’s were found. War crimes were committed by the US including rape of minors and burning the rape victims and their families. Can you please explain why documented instances of Rape and other wide spread Sadist behavior at Abu Grahib is not inquired into by you and your Commission?

    You also said “We dont wait for thousands and th ( ..stutter .. ) forty thousands to be killed”

    Something wrong there.
    Why did you pick on the figure 40,000?
    You did stutter just before you arrived at that figure.
    Was it because Gordon Weiss said so and your Corrupt Darusman picked it up? But Mr Weiss withdrew that claim later! What happened to the earlier 7000 odd claim by the UN? Pro Rohan Gunaratna claims a much lower figure of 1400 civilians killed from January to May 2009 supported by a list of names compiled after interviewing almost all the coroners in the no fire zone, the Tamil doctors and even the Tamil Tiger doctors (1st and 2nd year medical undergraduates who worked as doctors for the LTTE). He also claims that out of this 1400 dead 200 were killed by the LTTE.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCpARMjv6AU

    Please watch his presentation and explain why you don’t have a list of names that add up to your 40,000 figure. He has also made several other observations that requires a CREDIBLE explanation from you and the UN.

    How many civilians died in Iraq?
    Was it less than your arbitrary bench mark?

    US military says between January 2004 and December 2009 the death toll was 109,032 of which “Civilian” deaths were 66,081. Associated Press stated that more than 110,600 Iraqis had been killed. But other reports give the death toll as 1,120,000 deaths. Please remember that power and water was cut off to Hospitals by the Allied forces that bombed Iraq.

    Where were you when that happened? Did the Iraqi civilians fore go that right to International protection that you so eloquently stated because the aggressor was the USA, UK etc? So please don’t try to be so sanctimonious. You did wait impotently then and you are still waiting with the same impotency now.

    You said “So these are the usual mechanisms employed by the international organisations, the United Nations and it various bodies, for victims to get protection of human rights, to seek accountability and to ensure victims get the justice they are seeking”

    Unfortunately you look on with impotence at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, on going Drone attacks on Pakistan and Afghanistan because the perpetrators are USA, UK etc. You also ignore what Israel or any other country backed by the USA, the UK etc. do. Why?

    This establishes your partiality and hence the charge of “Political Motives” is valid.

    BTW have you noticed that the Expert Panel appointed by UN Sec Gen Mr. Ban Ki Moon has corrupted the Human Rights Law regarding the use of Human Shields in order to Shield the LTTE from that War Crime?

    Here is an extract from the report that your Mr. Marzuki Darusman, Ms Yasmin Sooka and Steven R. Ratner wrote.

    1. Using civilians as a human buffer

    237. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions: Credible allegations point to a violation of Common Article 3’s ban on the taking of hostages insofar as they forced thousands of civilians, often under threat of death, to remain in areas under their control during the last stages of the war and enforced this control by killing persons who attempted to leave that area. (With respect to the credible allegations of the LTTE’s refusal to allow civilians to leave the combat zone, the Panel believes that these actions did not, in law, amount to the use of human shields insofar as it did not find credible evidence of the LTTE deliberately moving civilians towards military targets to protect the latter from attacks as is required by the customary definition of that war crime (Rule 97, ICRC Study)

    End Extract

    The Italicized bold text is a BRAZEN and CUNNING Corruption of International Law.

    Note the sub heading used by the experts. Rule 97 of the customary IHL is titled Human Shields not human buffer. Darusman report redefines the Human Shield as a human buffer.

    Hence your so called Expert Panel should be investigated first and foremost, before anything else, because the LTTE is an extremely Rich organization that has no qualms about bribery.

    A member of that panel Ms Yasmin Sooka has been spewing out venom on Sri Lankan websites perhaps with your approval!

    The Actual IHL of the ICRC is as follows

    The ICRC states

    1. the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia qualified physically securing or otherwise holding peacekeeping forces against their will at potential NATO air targets, including ammunition bunkers, a radar site and a communications center, as using “human shields”

    There is no requirement of DELIBERATE MOVEMENT as pronounced by your UN Panel.

    The ICRC further states

    2. It can be concluded that use of human shields requires an intentional co-location of military objectives and civilians or persons hors de combat with the specific intent of trying to prevent the targeting of those military objectives. (http://www.icrc.org/customary-ihl/eng/docs/v1_cha_chapter32_rule97)

    There have been earlier instances where UN officers have used charlatans to discredit Sri Lanka,

    UN’s Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Prof Philip Alston used Charlatans to prostitute the truth. The CH4’s “Killing Fields” was peddled as a documentary but in reality it was a Pack of Fabricated insinuations propped up by Charlatans.

    Dr. Daniel Spitz

    Spitz found that the footage (Ch 4 Video) appeared authentic, especially with respect to the two individuals who are shown being shot in the head at close range. He found that the body reaction, movement, and blood evidence was entirely consistent with what would be expected in such shootings.

    Here is a case in US courts where Forensic Pathologist and medical doctor, Daniel Spitz, the current Medical Examiner for Macomb County, Michigan gave evidence in the execution style killing of Mr Rob Simpson.

    Rob Simpson was a Banker shot on the back of the head, “Execution Style”. Spitz could not find any Entry bullet wound or the Bullet that killed Simpson and had concluded that the Death was a Suicide.

    Here is the proof of perjury by Spitz in US courts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpL56wS_qZo

    Note how Spitz starts to stutter when Cross Examined as to why he FAILED to find the Bullet or the entrance wound of a Man Killed EXECUTION STYLE with a bullet to the Head
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Oy76_nICc&NR=1

    Grant Fredericks

    Mr. Fredericks, who has testified as an ‘expert witness’ in numerous cases was in the spotlight in Canada when he appeared as a witness for four policemen who tried to cover up their involvement in the death of an immigrant at the Vancouver airport in October 2007. The Mounties maintained they used a Taser gun on Robert Dziekanski because he was violent and refused to cooperate.

    However, a bystander’s video contradicted that version.

    Fredericks supported the RCMP police officers’ defense that Mr. Dziekanski stepped toward them while clenching the stapler in his fist. He even testified that from his repetitive viewing of a three-second segment of a stabilized version of the Pritchard video, he identified Mr. Dziekanski take three distinct steps forward (right, left, right), based on his analysis of shoulder movements, although he could not say how far – whether an inch or a foot. He acknowledged that he …. had no special expertise in biomechanics or the study of human motion.

    Mark Hird-Rutter, a certified photogrammetrist who was called by the Braidwood Commission that inquired into the Robert Dziekanski killing to analyze the methodologies used by Fredericks, described the methodology as ‘flawed.’ Hird-Rutter said:

    The methodologies that were used in Mr. Fredericks’s report do not follow the rigours of the Science of Photogrammetry and it would be wrong to use them to determine the movement of Mr. Dziekanski either forwards or backwards.

    Another expert Duane McInnis called by the Commission also criticized Fredericks’s analysis and methodology. McInnis, a mechanical engineer and founder and senior engineer in MEA Forensic Engineers and Scientists, Canada’s largest forensic engineering and scientific firm concluded that Mr. Fredericks’ opinion (that Mr. Dziekanski moved toward the officers) is not technically supportable because of measurement errors.

    The Commissioner’s final opinion on Grant Fredericks:
    His verification methodology was flawed — while I accept that his measurement of the fixed object (the counter) showed a decrease in size as the camera zoomed out, he could make no comparable measurement of the movable object (Mr. Dziekanski’s jacket), because he was not able to measure the entire length of the jacket, as it extended below the level of the counter. I accept the opinions of Mr. Hird-Rutter and Mr. McInnis on this issue.

    He has no special expertise in determining steps from shoulder movements — without the verification referred to above,Mr. Fredericks’ opinion of three distinct steps forward is based entirely on his repetitive viewing of the three-second segment of the Pritchard video and his interpretation of Mr. Dziekanski’s changing shoulder movements. I am not persuaded that his expertise as a forensic video analyst extends to this type of human body movement. In the absence of such expertise, his opinion deserves no greater weight than the opinion of any other careful observer. I have watched this segment of the Pritchard video many dozens of times, and I have been unable to detect the three methodical step movements Mr. Fredericks described. Even if I am wrong and Mr. Dziekanski did take three distinct steps forward, Mr. Fredericks’ opinion is of questionable significance, since he repeatedly refused significance, since he repeatedly refused to estimate distance, even a distance as small as one inch.

    Dear Madam,

    The above shows that from the start the UN was on a witch hunt and was not interested in the Truth.

    Your inability to hold the scales of International Justice evenly is an indelible blot on the UN. It has also shown the world how the UNHRC has degenerated to being a puppet in the hands of the rich and powerful.

    Kind Regards,
    OTC

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    Sinhala Dumb f%€@s like Fathima, Liberal pons, Ranjan welpole, Eusene, off the cuff and other Sinha-lame [Edited out] on fake Tamil names can only cry over the internet and can’t do shit other than that. Why didn’t you [Edited out] go to Geneva and casted your votes there too? Here whining about how Ma Navi Pillai did bad to the country. You Sinhala [Edited out] should praise Ms Navi Pillai for saving you from the corrupted family rule of the Jarapassas. And you Shitlese should stop calling yourselves ‘the Lions’ its a disgrace for the those animals. You Sinha-lame buggers[Edited out]

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      Dear Maveeran,

      Gutter Language cannot win arguments.
      Your comment tells the world who you are and what you are.
      I sincerely hope that you are not a representative sample of your parentage.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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    “I salute your integrity but why an inquiry was not held on the Iraq war by the UN to date?”

    You should ask this question to Ban-Ki_Moon? There is no resolution passed on the UNHRC about Iraq Inquiry. Sri Lanka should have tabled a resolution with its major allies China and Russia about Iraq Inquiry.

    Why did you pick on the figure 40,000?

    It is the figure UN sec Ban-Ki-Moon appointed committee of experts came up with. the actual figure must have much more than 40,000. The experts are not fools to believe your figures because you are masters of LIE. Example, 70000 = 330,000.

    “”””The above shows that from the start the UN was on a witch hunt and was not interested in the Truth.””””

    Tell how to find a Truth in Sri Lanka. Do you know the principle of Justice? Who will be the judge? Is it the murderer?, criminal? Is it the LIER?

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