13 November, 2019

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Video: Sri Lanka – Rape Of Tamil Detainees

By Colombo Telegraph

Sri Lankan security forces have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in May 2009, Human Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present.

The 140-page report, “‘We Will Teach You a Lesson’: Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces,” provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2012 in both official and secret detention centers throughout Sri Lanka. In the cases documented by Human Rights Watch, men and women reported being raped on multiple days, often by several people, with the army, police, and pro-government paramilitary groups frequently participating.

Read the full report here

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geSugt_hiQg

Sri Lankan security forces have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in May 2009, Human Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present.

The 141-page report, “‘We Will Teach You a Lesson’: Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces,” provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2012 in both official and secret detention centers throughout Sri Lanka. In the cases documented by Human Rights Watch, men and women reported being raped on multiple days, often by several people, with the army, police, and pro-government paramilitary groups frequently participating.

“The Sri Lankan security forces have committed untold numbers of rapes of Tamil men and women in custody,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “These are not just wartime atrocities but continue to the present, putting every Tamil man and woman arrested for suspected LTTE involvement at serious risk.”

Most of the rape victims spoke to Human Rights Watch outside of Sri Lanka, and corroborated their accounts with medical and legal reports. All suffered torture and ill-treatment beyond the sexual violence. Because Human Rights Watch was not able to openly conduct research in Sri Lanka or interview people still in custody, these cases likely represent only a tiny fraction of custodial rape in political cases.

Many of the cases followed a pattern of an individual being abducted from home by unidentified men, taken to a detention center, and abusively interrogated about alleged LTTE activities, Human Rights Watch said. A 23-year-old man who had recently returned from abroad said he was abducted, held without charge, and then raped on three consecutive days until he signed a confession. A woman, 32, said she was detained by two plainclothes men who stripped and photographed her naked.

“They told me to confess about everything,” she told Human Rights Watch. “I refused to confess as I thought they would kill me. I was beaten up and tortured continuously. On the second day, a man came to my room and raped me. I was raped by different men on at least three days. I can’t remember how many times.”

Rape and other sexual violence of detained men and women by the security forces during and ever since the armed conflict suggests that sexual abuse has been a key element of the broader use of torture and ill-treatment against suspected LTTE members and supporters, Human Rights Watch said. This torture is intended to obtain “confessions” of involvement in LTTE activities, information on others including spouses and relatives, and, it appears, to instill terror in the broader Tamil population to discourage involvement with the LTTE.

The victims also described being beaten, hung by their arms, partially asphyxiated, and burned with cigarettes. None of those who spoke to Human Rights Watch had access to legal counsel, family members, or doctors while they were detained. Most said that they signed a confession in the hope that the abuse would stop, though the torture, including rape, often continued. The individuals interviewed were not formally released but rather allowed to “escape” after a relative paid the authorities a bribe.

“Two officials held my arms back [while] a third official held my penis and inserted a metal rod inside,” said a man who had surrendered to government forces in May 2009. “They inserted small metal balls inside my penis. These had to be surgically removed after I escaped from the country.” A medical report corroborates his account.

Women and men who alleged rape told Human Rights Watch that they had generally kept silent about their abuse, fearing social stigmatization and reprisals from perpetrators if they reported the crime. The reluctance to report sexual abuse also stems from institutional barriers imposed by the Sri Lankan government to block effective reporting and investigation of rape cases.

“The government has hindered medical and psychological treatment for rape victims,” Adams said. “In the largely Tamil areas in the north, the army has effectively prohibited local and international organizations from providing services for sexual violence survivors.”

No member of the security forces has been prosecuted, let alone convicted, for rape in custody in the final years of the conflict or since the war’s end, Human Rights Watch said.

Interviewees told Human Rights Watch that military and police personnel seldom made any effort to disguise being members of state security forces. These included the military, military intelligence and the police, including specialized units such as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Terrorism Investigation Department (TID). Victims frequently reported that members of several state agencies would together conduct abusive interrogations. They also identified the specific camps and detention sites where the abuse occurred.

Human Rights Watch said that the cases suggest that the use of sexual violence was not just a local occurrence or actions of rogue security force personnel, but a widespread practice that was known or should have been known by higher-level officials. The cases reported to Human Rights Watch were not just in battleground areas of northern Sri Lanka, but occurred in military camps and police stations in the capital, Colombo, and other locations in the south and east far from any fighting. These included the notorious fourth floor of the CID headquarters and the sixth floor of TID headquarters in Colombo.

Acts of rape and other sexual violence committed as part of armed conflict are war crimes. The Sri Lankan government has an obligation not only to prevent such violations, but also to investigate credible allegations of abuse and prosecute those responsible. Officials who knew or should have known of such abuses and failed to take action are criminally liable as a matter of command responsibility.

In February, the United Nations Human Rights Council will be examining whether the Sri Lankan government adequately followed up on it commitments in a March 2012 resolution to provide justice and accountability for wartime abuses. The council should direct the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct an independent international investigation, Human Rights Watch said.

“The government’s response to allegations of sexual violence by its security forces have been dismissive, deeming them as ‘fake’ or ‘pro-LTTE propaganda,’” Adams said. “It’s not clear who in the government knew about these horrific crimes. But the government’s failure to take action against these ongoing abuses is further evidence of the need for an international investigation.”

Accounts From “We Will Teach You a Lesson”:
All initials are pseudonyms and bear no relation to the person’s actual name.

Case of JH
JH, a 23-year-old Tamil man studying in the United Kingdom, returned to Colombo in August 2012 for family reasons. A month later, while returning home from work, a white van pulled up and several men jumped out. Telling him he was needed for an investigation, they blindfolded him and drove him for over an hour to an unknown site. He told Human Rights Watch:

They removed my blindfold [and] I found myself in a room where four other men were present. I was tied to a chair and questioned about my links to the LTTE and the reason for my recent travel abroad. They stripped me and started beating me. I was beaten with electric wires, burned with cigarettes and suffocated with a petrol-infused polythene bag. Later that night, I was left in a smaller room. I was raped on three consecutive days. The first night, one man came alone and anally raped me. The second and third night, two men came to my room. They anally raped me and also forced me to have oral sex with them. I signed a confession admitting my links with the LTTE after the rapes.

Case of TJ
TJ, 19, returned to Sri Lanka after completing his studies in the UK. One evening in August 2012, TJ was returning home after visiting a friend in Vavuniya when a white van stopped near him and around five or six men in civilian clothes jumped out. They forced TJ inside the van, blindfolded him, and drove him to an unknown destination. He told Human Rights Watch:

They removed my blindfold and I found myself in a room. There were five men and one of them was in a military uniform. They started questioning me about my work with the LTTE in the UK. They asked me about my connections with the LTTE abroad. I did not respond and they started torturing me. First, I was slapped and punched. Then they began to torture me severely. I was beaten with batons, burned with cigarettes, and my head was submerged in a barrel of water. I was stripped naked during interrogation.

The beatings and torture continued the next day. I was only given some water in the morning. The next night, I was given my clothes and left in a small, dark room. One person entered my room that night. It was dark, I couldn’t see him. He banged my head against the wall, pushed my face against the wall and raped me

Case of GD
In November 2011, GD, a 31-year-old Tamil woman, was at her house in a Colombo suburb when four men in civilian clothes arrived. GD told Human Rights Watch they introduced themselves as CID officials and asked to inspect ID cards of all family members at her home. She said that they confiscated the ID card of her husband, who was abroad, and asked her to accompany them for questioning. She said:

I was taken to the fourth floor of the CID office in Colombo and kept in a room. I was not given any food or water. The next day, the officials, who included a uniformed armed official, photographed me, took my fingerprints, and made me sign on a blank sheet of paper. They told me that they had all my husband’s details and kept asking me to disclose his whereabouts. When I told them my husband was abroad, they continued to accuse him of supporting the LTTE. I was beaten with many objects. I was burned with a cigarette during questioning. I was slapped around and beaten with a sand-filled pipe. Throughout the beatings, they asked me for my husband’s details. I was raped one night. Two men came to my room in civilian clothes. They ripped my clothes and both raped me. They spoke Sinhala so I could not understand anything. It was dark so I couldn’t see their faces clearly.

Case of DS
DS’s father owned a photocopy shop in Jaffna and helped the LTTE by printing propaganda leaflets and distributing them. In 2005, when he was 13, the LTTE forcibly took him away for 10 days of compulsory military training. After returning to Jaffna, he worked for the LTTE by distributing pamphlets and participating in LTTE cultural festivals. In November 2009, when he was 17, a joint team of police and army officials arrested him when he was returning from school. He was blindfolded and taken to an unknown detention site. DS told Human Rights Watch:

They asked me to tell them all about my activities with the LTTE. They said that if I told them everything about my work, they would let me go. I refused to admit to anything. Then they started beating me. I was stomped with boots and punched. They then forced me to undress completely. I was hung upside down and burned with cigarettes. I was beaten with sand-filled pipes and wires. The officials beat the soles of my feet with rubber and forced a petrol-infused plastic bag on my head and tried to asphyxiate me.

One officer performed sexual acts in front of me. He then raped me. I lost consciousness. I was bleeding heavily from my anus. There was no toilet and I had to use a plastic bag. The officials who were questioning me did not let me sleep. They did not give me any food for the first two or three days. They fingerprinted and photographed me. I finally signed a confession document in Sinhala and admitted to everything they said.

Courtesy Human Rights Watch

Read the full report here

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    All these accusations – only because Sri Lanka got rid of the LTTE ? I am not justifying any unethical acts of SLA if it occurred. But, will these have come out if the LTTE was still going on? Any new on LTTE rape cases? Happened world over with USA soldiers guilty of raping many women in the Arab – why no sound? If this is true, let’s ensure that the criminals in SL get punished, but, at the same time, let us here your voices for those in other parts of the world too.

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      The majority of women who were raped did not live to tell the tale..
      They were killed and their bodies disposed of.. like Krishanthi Coomaraswamy, her mother, sister and neigbhour.. only when Chandrika Bandaranayake was in power there was a prosecution..

      Why are the southern women’s groups been so silent about the rape of their northern sisters?

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        Because they know that the HRW is paid by the pro LTTE movements to fabricate this type of allegations.

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          These people haven’t nythin to gain mate. You wouldn’t be saying that they are fabricated if it was your wife that was raped while you were working overseas. Think.

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          The crime is so horrific they are even unable to face it. Fabricate what. The criminal is a Sri Lankan what is there to fabricate. It is in their Genes is it not

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        You know why they are silence. Becuase all of these stories are fabricated by paid pombules by people like you who gave sh@@ about SL tamil women.

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      Let us be honest. SL Police is a terrible organisation. Used and abused by politicians since Independence.

      Modernisation is long overdue. All Sri Lankans know how SL Police interrogates. Terrible. It is a place where sadists can seek jobs.

      What is tragic is LTTE rump overseas is happily using the horrible SL Police to justify their Ealam campaign.

      Since we love our country and all people in it, we must fix the Police in Sri Lanka. At once. We have no choice. No excuses required.

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        Ben Hurling

        “Appey Anduwa” is the problem.

        Sinhala/Buddhists vote and elect their own leaders who rule the country, run by Sinhala/Buddhist bureaucracy. The armed forces and the police essentially Sinhala/Buddhists.

        Stupid people deserve what they voted for.

        Please don’t complain.

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    Incidents of rape and torture in custody are reported from the south as well. The case of the murder of a british citizen in tangalle and the rape of his russian friend is an example. We have the numerous abductions and attacks on journalist. We have the killings at welikada jail which goes uninvestigated etc etc

    So there is no reason to disbelieve these reports which are detailed by the victims themselves. Who knows how many have not lived to tell the tale. However the mills of god are grinding steadily and the culprits will receive justice from the higher court (not our supreme court).

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    Well, now we know that the SLA is full of homos, from top to bottom (he haw he haw).

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      Are you speaking from personal experience of having been molested by SLA troopers or is it a wish-fulfilment fantasy?

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        I humbly defer to your expertise. :)

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          No, no, no, please, I insist in following precedence.

          Lester/Heshan/Observer, you brought up the homo charge (it’s one of your many fetishes), so it’s only reasonable to ask how you’re so familiar with the topic.

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            Once again, given your unlimited support of the homosexual Sri Lankan Army – including all of its necrophilic and perverse behaviours – I do not consider myself a remotely worthy competitor.

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              Oh, but your continued praise of Hitler’s genocide of the Jews, your desire to wipe out Islam and Muslims in Sri Lanka, and your support of US military action against “subhumans” (your words) in Afghanistan and Iraq, I think there’s no one as qualified (or as retarded) as you, Heshan/Lester/Observer/Klosturmfuhrer.

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              Looks like Blacker is sharing Mango’s arsenic-laced lemonade. :) Who is Heshan and Observer. Are they former victims that you photographed while you were only “18 or 19 and had never seen a naked woman before” .

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              Heshan, Care to find anything from me supporting or defending SLA rapists? For the avoidance of doubt, rapists should be tried and if found guilty, punished regardless of their status as soldiers or otherwise. I’ve also recommended that GoSL should copy the US/NATO system of preventing senior officers and govt officials from getting the blame for any torture, executions etc. It’s called giving an “administrative reprimand”.

              http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/saying-sorry-is-the-hardest-thing-to-do/

              So, why do you refuse to tell us of how you discovered that the “SLA is full of homos”? Are you too embarrassed to tell us of your own homosexual experiences?

              As for your ludicrous charge of denying being Heshan/Lester/Observer/Klosturmfuhrer, you’ve admitted it here and there’s even pictorial evidence of your Waffen-SS fetishes.
              http://tinyurl.com/9wpczrw

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        Mango:
        Reprehensible comments from someone like you say more about the kind of human(?) you are than anything that can be said about you!

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    This is not surprising given Sri Lankan military uses the rape of tamil women as weapon of war over last 20 years. From my research experience Sri Lankan military is most notorious military in the field of rape and sexual violence against civilians.

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      Do you know why they torture the girls with cigarettes? These are simple rapists doing with impunity, not looking for information. Can’t they just rape and do other sexual things and walk away? What is wrong here??

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        Do you know why they torture the girls with cigarettes?

        Cigarattes = sadism. Sadism is the name of the game. The more intense the reaction from the victim, the bigger the boost to the perpetrators ego.

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      Andrew

      Where did you do your research? What techniques you used to gather the information? Tell us little about those. Have you been to SL and how many tiimes?

      Hope you are not a internet researcher replying of load of fabricated rubbish from Tamil-Die-Ass-Poo-Ra.

      Do not insult true sons of motherlanka.

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        Manesh Rajakaruna:
        You, presumably, think you are being clever. Calling you a vicious idiot would be stating the obvious.
        However, it is interesting to see how many sick minds support the (sick) government that Sri Lanka is currently afflicted with!

        What goes around, comes around and your turn will come in due course!

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          Aney [Edited out]

          Are you Andrew Brown? Do not put your brown nose to everything man. I have asked few logical questions from the the chap who raised issues.

          I support anybody who protects our motherland. People like you fu###Ng Die-Ass-Poo-ra idiots has only one way, The is your own way.

          Remember the current rulers ware elected by majority of SL, people will decide when to flick them, Until then day-dreaming is only thing what you can do.

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        Typical Sri Lankan response. Please keep it up. There was no war. Sri Lanka has no army. Sri Lankans don’t know how to rape. Please believe me I am a Sri Lankan

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    SRI LANKAN FORCES ARE ALL SEX STARVED OR HOMOSEXUALS.

    THEY SHOULD BE TRAINED ON HOW TO RAPE, MOLEST AND SEXUALLY ABUSE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

    START TRAINING WITHIN THEMSELVES.

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      Danny little podian

      You appears to be talking with own experince. Otherwise how do you know that well?

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      It is in the Mahinder Chindanaya. If you have any doubts ask Goata

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    US soldier’s creed: Never leave a man behind!

    SL soldier’s creed: Never left a man’s behind?

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    It does not surprise anyone here. These forces did it in Haiti on their peace-keeping mission, why not in war-times or other? SLA can be anything but discipline.

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      Savitur,
      SLArmy appears to be the only one which has no Military Police.
      Hence,discipline cannot be enforced.

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    James Ross and Kulasegaran would have better served their purpose if they investigated Jimmy saville or Rapes occourred within the catholic church specially those in America, brittain & Austrlia.

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      dicky Bird

      Stupid man

      the whole affair is being investigated now and many people have been questioned by police in this connection.

      If you have more information please pass it to relevant authorities. Or you can confide in me as to who did what when where and why.

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    All these allegations will be explained away by the likes of Rajasingham Narendran

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      where is he..hiding. Hope he will be back start usual rubbish…

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        Koo-vin

        Narendran rubbish is better than your rottened garbage. In plain english Narendran speaks the truth and is considered as a true SL by most of SLankans.

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          Manesh Rajakaruna:
          Can we recommend an English tutor for you so that we can at least comprehend the garbage you insist on spouting? But then Sinhala Bauddhayas like you can compel the whole world to learn your stupid language or otherwise live in ignorance. Right?

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            Aney [Edited out]

            Go and see the comments I wrote under Andrew Brown.

            I have no time for idiots like you.

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      In a community, with some ready to even strip themselves naked at Heathrow airport at one time, in order to avoid deportation and stay on in Britain, all such claims obviously will be viewed with suspicion by many who remember the past- recent and way back. However, rape a heinous crime, is yet very hard to prove in a court of law. The instances of so-called marital rape ,complicate the issue further. It is well known in history that women become the trophies and rewards for the victors. There is no reason for history not to repeat. The rape accusations arising from a war situation, complicated by the fact that it is coming from asylum applicants, will make them harder to be judged. I however, would weigh in favour of the claimants of rape deploying Solomonic wisdom. This is however not tantamount to proving any one guilty. I wish the asylum claims of all the applicants are approved and they are permitted to live and prosper in Britain. Their remittances would be of much help to relatives, yet likely struggling in the War-affected areas.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        What rubbish is this. You think living under Sri Lankan Army terror is equivalent to consuming fish and chips at Heathrow? Rape is not hard to prove in a court of law if there is DNA evidence.

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          How long do you think the rapists semen will be in the victims vagina, for DNA tests to be done?

          Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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            Even if DNA of the semen in a vagina matches that of an individual, how will you prove that it was not the result of consensual sex or sex offered to get favours? There will be more questions than answers. What if the raping male had worn a condom?

            Dr.Rajasingham Narendran.

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              They are many ways to extract DNA evidence other than true semen. A fingerprint or a single strand of hair will do the trick. So, it is not difficult to establish whether the perpetrator was in the vicinity of the victim at the alleged time. Now with rape, one must look for evidence of vaginal penetration, bite marks, scratch marks, bruises, lacerations, burn marks, semen, possible STDs, etc. Some of these are easier to determine immediately after an attack, but for others, the scars last quite a long time.

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              *other than through

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              Lester,

              I am glad you have also come to the conclusion that it will be difficult to prove anything with DNA tests in the circumstances relating to the events being recounted. The physical and mental scars cannot be counted as evidence. There are probabilities that physical scars can be self inflicted and mental scars pretended, if there are perverse motives. This why the burden of proof is with the accusers and this must be beyond any doubt. There are many rape victims, who have not received justice and in some instances been reduced to tears in courts of law by defence lawyers, because of the difficulties of establishing a fool proof case.

              Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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              I am glad you have also come to the conclusion that it will be difficult to prove anything with DNA tests in the circumstances relating to the events being recounted.

              That is not my conclusion. In the USA, murder cases have been solved 30 or 40 years after an incident, based on new-found DNA evidence. So even if Sri Lanka does not have access to DNA facilities at the moment, that does not mean DNA testing cannot be done later.

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              Dogtor proving is your problem. Not raping. Keep proving until it gets proofed that you are a proofer . you seems to be knowing all raping techniques.

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    “”“Two officials held my arms back [while] a third official held my penis and inserted a metal rod inside,” said a man who had surrendered to government forces in May 2009. “They inserted small metal balls inside my penis. These had to be surgically removed after I escaped from the country.” A medical report corroborates his account””

    “Does this sounds like Torture ??? ,

    What’s the point in inserting ball bearings in to some ones Penis ? Once again ltte goons have taken HRW for a good ride .! This ball issue is 100% self inflicted in order to enhance this idiots Girth of his D$#@

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      They had intercourse with dead Tamil girls and commented the body is still warm. There were videos to prove this.

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      Your comment indicates that your skull is full of galvanise.

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      Galbanis

      “Does this sounds like Torture ???

      No, its great fun.

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        They inserted small metal balls inside my penis. These had to be surgically removed after I escaped from the country.” A medical report corroborates his account””

        Vedda, Come on man !! dont tell me you bought this story .

        Why insert balls ?? if its Torture why not Burn it with a Cigarette ??

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          Galbanis

          You have great potential for a great torturer with creative ideas and you should apply for job at Sri Lankan state institution.

          You haven’t met the victims yet I suppose.

          The creative torture methods used in Sri Lanka are part of the perverted sexual gratification for the perpetrators.

          On the other hand if you are a sadomasochist who would like to please the dominant please contact the Ministry of Defense,Sri Lanka.

          They have variety of sex tools according to victims. I am not sure you get to chose the implement, as dominant the torturer will forced on you.

          Those tools have been improved since April 1971 and regularly modified. These techniques are broadly known as Cock and Ball Torture (CBT) and includes:

          Ballbusting
          Ball stretcher
          Ball crusher
          Parachute
          Humbler
          Testicle cuffs
          Piercing

          Please let me know your experience with the Official perverts.

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            Pandith Vadda

            How do you know these techniques. These must havebeen the practice of your beloved LTTE blood suckers.

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              Manesh Rajakaruna

              “These must havebeen the practice of your beloved LTTE blood suckers.”

              My elders tell me that these techniques are practiced by Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces and saffron clad thugs. Although not unique, a section of Sinhala/Buddhists are found of such practices and derive immense satisfaction.

              Which one do you most enjoy asphyxiation or CBT?

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              Manesh Rajakaruna:
              As reprehensible as the bloodthirsty LTTE were, even they were never accused of these kinds of practices by your masters. Says a great deal about you and your ilk, you vicious and ignorant ……

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    so, you hide two faces,and make them talk about rape and torture. ross and kule, man, we live in the 21st century.do you think, you can fool all the people all the time. oh!, kule, nice suit and an nice office.

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      Dear CT Editors,

      Thank you for letting me know about your Comment Policy.

      You still have my full authority to delete whatever you feel are Controversial against your Comment policy………and DELETE THEM AND PUBLISH THE REST.

      YOU HAVE MY FULL AUTHORITY TO DO SO.

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    WHAT bloody Rubbish.. now every Eelamist in the west with a camera and a prop actress in a dark room is a Filmaking DIRECTOR…..THERE ARE ARMY WOMEN SINHALA,MUSLIM,BUGHERS WHO CLAIM THEY WERE RAPED BY LTTE..BUT GUESS WHAT MOST OF THESE LTTE RAPIST HAVE FLED THE COUNTRY TO THE WEST..CANADA,UK AUSTRALIA UNDER FALSE ASYLUM POLITICAL REFUGEE STATUS..AND THERE A WESTERN EELAM LAWYER ARGUES BOGUS TORTURE CLIAM IF THEY GO BACK.. THUS GETS AWAY THE LTTE TAMIL RAPIST WHO USED RAPE AS A TOOL..

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      Well dont talk crap as not a single army woman was raped,shot yes but rape no,use your common sense if it was true imagine the amount of propaganda the Govt could have had by showing it to the world

      btw when you type in capital letters it shows your frustration Adele!

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        Really.. What this report also fails to mention when the col Karuna Faction broke away.. during 04-07 the How the Wanni LTTE tamils raped Batti Tamil women and Totured the Batti tamils mainly from the Karuna Faction and its supporters or are these all myths.. and The then SLMCC tried to bury the report due to the Bogus Peace efforts

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          If thats the case then those perpetrators should be tried too if they are alive in SL, rather than trying to divert attention and say LTTE did this and that so we can also do it,please remember LTTE was a terror outfit and SL Govt is not so dont even compare the two

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            LTTE was a terror outfit.. AHh that old outdated CH4 line.. Can you pls tell me thn and the world why did the Major Western nations Forsed Successive Elected Governments sit and talk with Trror Outfits?????? and they forced to ignore Justice that means the crimes commited by the LTTE terror outfit for the sake of PEACE.. as u well know Leaders of the LTTE were wanted criminals by two nations for murder to terror bombings??? And yet during the 02 cease fire until 06 the SLMM recorded 3987 viloations by the LTTE compared to the 389 by GOSL.. and yet wanted Government to talk peace with TERRORIST, and then only in 06 Banned the LTTE.. Hmmmm one wonders how quick the west and western natins that was not even attacked by Al qaeda were banned and how quickly they sat and talked about peace??? I mean Binladens argument was the west to get out of Muslim Nations, to stop supporting dictators which killed and opressed muslims.. Hmm sounds very familiar..a dn hey what about the Al qaeda Fundraising groups just like the EElam groups.. wonder what happend to them… You will have to use a better argument than that.

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              A.Jeyaratnam

              “Can you pls tell me thn and the world why did the Major Western nations Forsed Successive Elected Governments sit and talk with Trror Outfits??????”

              Can I remind you of an ancient maxim that clearly states the approach to war: Saama, Dhana, Petha, Dhanda.

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            And this bogus report dated from 06.. when the norwegian and other Socalled Rights group were active.. Yet 2013 for this report to come out on the eve of socalled deportation order just like the one last year.. Remarkable timing.. So form o6 the SLMM and other norwegian led groups didnt publish and account of these socalled allegations.. And what about the rape and Murder of the Eastern Tamils by the Wanni Prabha tamils during 02-06 and also later??? Why no report on that???? So Comes the TNA associated with a terrorist group and with the western LTTE(Prabha Faction) and says they represent Tamils.. When Most of the Eastern Tamils hate the LTTE and wanni tamis.. So much for tamil representation.. And hey isnt it very starnge when Socalled Tamil refugees go to Australia and sing the harrowing tail of rape, torture etc etc until the Aus moved the Detention centers to nauru Many Tamils who made the long and dangerous journey voluntary RETURN BACK..and some now try their Luck in canada and Europe by using the LTTE human smuggling righs with the local sinhelese and muslims in this money making industry… This report has Setup, the deck stack againt all written over it. U dont have to be sherlock holmes to work that out.

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            And this bogus report dated from 06.. when the norwegian and other Socalled Rights group were active.. Yet 2013 for this report to come out on the eve of socalled deportation order just like the one last year.. Remarkable timing.. So form o6 the SLMM and other norwegian led groups didnt publish and account of these socalled allegations.. And what about the rape and Murder of the Eastern Tamils by the Wanni Prabha tamils during 02-06 and also later??? Why no report on that???? So Comes the TNA associated with a terrorist group and with the western LTTE(Prabha Faction) and says they represent Tamils.. When Most of the Eastern Tamils hate the LTTE and wanni tamis.. So much for tamil representation.. And hey isnt it very starnge when Socalled Tamil refugees go to Australia and sing the harrowing tail of rape, torture etc etc until the Aus moved the Detention centers to nauru Many Tamils who made the long and dangerous journey voluntary RETURN BACK..and some now try their Luck in canada and Europe by using the LTTE human smuggling righs with the local sinhelese and muslims in this money making industry… This report has Setup, the deck stack againt all written over it. U dont have to be sherlock holmes to work that out, and also the deportation’s that tooh place from the UK way after the Previous report.. These are Economic Migrants. This wht you call the classic playing the system.

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        what remarkable timing of this report.. REMARKABLE.. and note to CMB.. freedom fo speech.. pls publish my full name.. As one suspects is it too much of a insult in ur heart to publish Antons Wifes name.. Who i suppied and gave Cynaide to many a children for the cause.

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      Adele:
      Are your defences so poor that you have to FABRICATE material? Since you and a few other apologists for the Sri Lankan Buddhists (?) are so free with these accusations, how about even a tiny bit of proof? I know that repeating a lie endlessly can sometimes make it stick. However, in this instance I suspect you are SOL because it is not people like you and your government that is going to make the judgement!

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    Lets say someone/folks commit some heinous crimes against Rajasinham Narendran’s family members – daughters and wife – raping and killing, RN would simply accept of what happened to his family members rather than looking for justice, if his bread and butter depend on those killers. If any crime committed against Tamils he would either refute the crime or ask the involved parties move on with their lives.

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      What if it happened to yours Savitur?

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      Valid question and a possible rape scenario. However, it would have been wise for you to check facts before casting aspersions. For your enlightenment, I would briefly recount:

      1. The IPKF murdered my mother, brother and gardener in Jaffna in 1987, following an LTTE provocation nearby. I cremated their rotting, maggot infested, animal eaten, terrible smelling bodies on the tenth day under very difficult conditions. I was surrounded by IPKF soldiers armed with machine guns and accused of being a terrorist on the day after I had cremated the dead. I just missed being killed.

      2. I and two of my brothers ran over hills pursued by a blood thirsty Sinhala mob in 1977, near Kandy. We lived in a hellish refugee camp for almost two weeks.

      3. My brother was incarcerated by the LTTE for 60 days in Pudukudiyiruppu in order to take over the temple he was involved with in London. He was threatened with death by scorpion and snake bite. He was also a person who had to have regular multiple hormone therapy, because his pituitary gland had been surgically removed. He has survived because of British government intervention.

      Do you want to hear more related incidents from my life? I have to of course admit that no one in my family was raped. Thank God.

      I am not commenting from an ivory tower, cocooned from events that have affected many. I have been a victim many times over. I have seen cruelty and kindness in turn. I have seen more of kindness than cruelty in my life.

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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        Yea only your mother and brother is important. Why did the LTTE incarcerate your brother. Some deal went wrong is it. When you do dirty business you must be prepared to face the out comes. Don’t portray your brother as a innocent civilian. Tell me was your brother not a handy man for the LTTE before this episode. He went to get a award from the LTTE for his services and ended up locked up because some deal went wrong isn’t it. Now he works for the SL government another Karuna KP Pillayan and co. He is the chief priest of the Rajapakse temple. He acquired a Hindu temple as his personal property which was build by the Hindu community in London. Now he conducts regular poojas for the Rajapakse family. Your mothers case, at least you were able to know she was dead and perhaps was able to give her a descend funeral because of your connection. Think of the people who were arrested by SL army and not yet returned. They don’t know whether they are alive or dead. If you mourn for them you know what will happen. They are not mothers only your mother is mother is it. Think of the ladies who were raped in front of their own kids and husbands and blown up with grenades. You will ask for proof dogtor? When riots come all Tamils are attacked even the lackeys. You must identify yourself as one of them then you may escape. Do we want to hear more. Please dont tell we are fed up with your stories. Nobody take note of them. We all know why you make noise. You are your brothers brother. No body asked for a proof for your story isn’t it. This is called dollar blindness.

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    We will kill the MR family.soon to happen

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      Weerasegar Ekanayaka

      “We will kill the MR family.soon to happen”

      How?

      Please, please, please tell me about your cunning plan.

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    These are the kinds of things that were happening “behind the scenes” while the likes of Dayan Goebbelstilleke, Rajiva Wijesinghe, and the rest of the gang were shouting high and mighty from Western capitals, about Sri Lanka’s innocence. All of these Rajapakse bum lickers rejected the Darusman Report and the Channel 4 documentaries. Did they think the truth could be hidden forever? It’s only beginning to come out; the question is whether Pariahpaske brothers will take their associates with them when they go down.

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    Why don’t the Govt. introduce horse farms, Cattle and pig farms, Donkey and ass farms, goats and camel farms to these Army camps to release some of their wild energy……Also could bring in extra income to the government.

    Also animal manure is a good and nourishing feed to get their brains work. Dr.Gotabaya Rajapakse knows about it.

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      Ma-hela (aka Bottlemless hole)

      You appears to have escaped from a mental hospital or had a lttle education to think on the lines you decribed above. Your animal qualities are well exposed in this forum.

      PLEASE NOTE CT readers – Do not live your pets outside. Ma-hela is back in the town from the mental hospital. He is straved for something.

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        Manesh Rajakaruna:
        May I repeat my plea for COMPREHENSIBLE English? The least you can do, if you insist on writing to CT, is to take a Kindergarten course in English – you know C-A-T “cat,” B-A-T “bat” kind of stuff – so that we’ll know what the hell you are trying to say, apart from your cretinous sentiments, that is!

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    Torture is common practice in Sri Lanka. Police use torture to extract confessions and under the Rajapaksa regime the problem is worse than ever. The Sri Lankan military is well known for using sexual violence against both men and women in their war against the LTTE. Wherever they go they indulge in this practice and the Sri Lankan military peacekeepers in Haiti is a good example of their behaviour. These men were sent back to Sri Lanka and never got punished. This kind of impunity breeds further widespread abuse like these.

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      There is a rumour that some SLA soldiers are suffering from HIV and that is one of the reasons for desserting the Army. Southern girls beware. I think God is punishing the other way. All karma.

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        Citizen

        If your story is true, SL soldiers must have been infected from those so-called raped tamil women.

        Hod did they get that – may be serving their western masters.

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          Manesh Rajakaruna, in order to find out the veracity of the truth, it is better for SLA soldiers undergo a medical check up. Otherwise why should they dessert the army, knowing that they are been highly paid. Apparently there have been in fighting or shooting within the SLA over women soldier and there was a reported case of a woman soldier committing suicide. At the sametime, you have accepted SLA has committed crimes of rape.

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            Citizen says:

            “Manesh Rajakaruna, in order to find out the veracity of the truth, it is better for SLA soldiers undergo a medical check up.”

            No need for that as the members of armed are so much screwed up in their heads, 400 soldiers have already committed suicide.

            Give them few more years, either the entire army will be wiped off itself by committing suicide or the commander of the armed forces may be forced to terminate the rest of them.

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              Pandith Vadda (aka Uruwrige Buruwa)

              What is about SL forces. What about your beloved LTTE monkey buggers? The entire clan was brain washed to do stupid and horrible activities for more than 30 odd years.They paid their price for that. Not only that few generations innocent tamils was unfortunetely caught up with those bunky buggers.

              Please remember the commanders of SL forces are no where near with your stupidity to make such a move. You are still close to a donkey than a Vadda the way you bray in these CT forums.

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            Citizen

            Read my comments once more. I never admitted what you said. I am not suprised why you have a less the year 3 level of english knowledge.

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              The issue is why should the SLA soldiers dessert? There is news item that about 80,000 soldiers have desserted. Is it through shame that they are infected with HIV or other hidden causes? Native Vedda says about 400 SLA soldiers have committed suicide. It is alarming. Everyone knows what happened at Haiti. There may be still a great number getting medical treatment.

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          Manesh Rajakaruna:
          Perhaps, you need to be reminded that a whole contingent of your “war heroes” was deported from Haiti for rape and other forms of sexual abuse. Ring a bell? They may have brought back more than themselves from the Caribbean, don’t you think?

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            Aney [Edited out]

            Did our security forces screw the LTTE monkey army ins and out. Yeahh —That itself is enough for me to sleep well you looser.

            People like you writing hiding behind “Aney [Edited out]” type names in CT forum demonstrate you fu@@ing even have backbone to wrtie under your own name. You get it??

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    For anyone who has some knowledge about SL’s war years, this report will not come as a surprise.

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    All these are fabricated stories to get asylam in foreign countries , These terrorist haven taken Brad Adams for ride, waith until they get vISA in your country feel the truth. looks like they all inserted metal balls into the pienus of Brad Addams

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      kris:
      You certainly are a clever little thing, aren’t you? Now how about telling us in what part of Mr. Adams’ anatomy his “pienus” might be located. If it was you, I’d suggest, in your cranium, but in Mr. A’s case, you’d probably have to tell us where this is and, in fact, what specifically this thing is!

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    Considering the way the Armed forces treated the civilian population and JVP members in 1988/89 it comes as no surprise.

    Every sob story of the victims cannot be believed but there is no doubt that the Tamils suffered more…

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    I’m curious to know what kind of theory the likes of Mr.Blocker holds regarding these rapes of Tamil men and women by the SL armed forces…maybe it was aliens who raped these men and women after abducting them with the intention of speeding up the rehabilitation process? And after the rapes, maybe they were brainwashed into accusing the SL armed forces?

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    Galbanis/Native vedda…. The Phillipinos engage in this ball bearing practice for better performance.

    hello Vedda, the RC Church saga they have been investigating for over 2000 years and now they are looking for one S.J.Emmanuel and one Rayappu… Hope you are neither of them.

    I too saw the Army rape the LTTE’ers.. Anybody to buy my story?? Please quote in US $$$

    Mahela… which of those have you tried ??
    Citizen… there is also a rumour that some of the TNA guys too suffer from [Edited out]

    Namalie.R…. Blockers theory is that these diasspora Tamils are yet screwing the LTTE wagon for various gains as some disclosed by Julie Bishop.

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      dick Bird,

      Ask from Patterson……the great boxer…he used bufflos and cows.

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      dicky Bird

      “I too saw the Army rape the LTTE’ers.. Anybody to buy my story?? Please quote in US $$$”

      Yes of course not, the courts don’t rely on witnesses who appear or indeed insane. So don’t bother with preparing your witness statement.

      On the other hand Sri Lankan courts will definitely consider your statement after drafting it for you.

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    What the SLA has committed is war crimes. War crimes are to be investigated.

    Those of you who are calling these victims liars or say that these stories are not true must either be uneducated or unable to handle the truth.

    As one that is not Sri-Lankan, I am sure there are two sides to a story, but from channel 4’s report and now the Human Watch report, it is clear that the SLA, whether known to the SL government or not, are guilty of wars against humanity to the highest level.

    I am one looking forward to a full investigation into SL and the atrocities that went on. I hope to God that the Tamil minority civilians will one day be able to fogive and forget the SLA so that they can move on.

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    Adele, you like to defend rapists don’t you. I wonder how you would react if your family, say mother or sister, was raped while in custody without any charges.

    Interesting when you turn the tables……

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      What if the tables are turned again?

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    This report is horrific and cannot imagine that someone of the human race could treat another in such a manner. Yet this is what has happened and needs to be stopped.
    Sadly it is not surprising seeing the injustice and the high handed ways of the ruling party in the South of the country. Even if you are a sinhalese and you oppose the Govt. you become a target.

    Saying the about the LTTE were not innocent in their war crimes and their inhuman treatment of tamils and sinhalese. During the last stages hanging individual publicly on hooks for trying to escape their safety zone, brutal tortures of those opposing them and the killing of the masses of the sinhalese villages and the bombings in Colombo.

    Therefore it is not a wonder that those suspect of LTTE activity are being treated in the same manner as they treated others. So should this go on ???? Definitly not.

    Sri Lanka have the choice to make a difference and establish dignity towards its citizen. The LTTE supporters take responsibility for the action of Prabakaran and the LTTE actions.

    the end result? true peace else we will see the same scenario happening in a few years time.

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    This is horror. Whoever did these dirt should be punished. These are only reported cases. With unreported cases, may be 30%-50% Tamils may be raped.

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    This could be a true story or a fabricated one. Unable to prevent such things in the heighten of war. Even American soldiers have committed such crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The question I ask is why the HRW is only highlighting Sri Lankan issues and not American issues in the same vain. Who are behind these and who are the catalysts.

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      Jay:
      Are you just plain stupid or so defensive of your masters that you’ll say anything to justify their conduct?
      Two wrongs do not make a right. Even so, the murderous behaviour of British, US and other troops have been exposed by the agencies of their own countries and criminal behaviour in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Cuba has been prosecuted. Can you say the same of Sri Lanka? Perhaps, you can if you resort to what your friends in this endeavour say, producing complete fabrications to do so!

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