9 December, 2019

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War Crimes Probe: TNA Wants Sirisena And Wickremesinghe To Get Their Act Together

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided to exert pressure on the government, urging it to get it’s act together and stop dilly dallying on whether or not to permit foreign judges in a war crimes probe.

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“President Maithripala Sirisena is of the view that foreign judges must not be permitted in such a robe, while the government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that foreign judges must be permitted. It is obvious the current administration cannot take a stand on this crucial issue, and hence the TNA has decided to take this matter up at the highest level,” TNA sources told Colombo Telegraph.

The TNA is of the view that this is the best time to raise this matter, specially as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein is scheduled to present his oral submissions on Sri Lanka on June 29, 2016 at the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva.

TNA sources also noted that the government in it’s effort to try and appease the UN is implementing certain initiatives without following proper procedure and in a hurried manner, which was affecting the genuine reconciliation process. In May, the government went ahead and set up the ‘Office for Missing Persons’ in a vague manner, without carrying out proper consultation with the victims and the affected communities.

“If this trend continues, there can be a breakdown in the reconciliation process,” they warned.

During several forums including in the United States, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera underscored that international participation was necessary to bring justice to the victims of the war crimes. However, President Sirisena on the other hand, declared that he will not permit foreign judges in a war crimes probe in Sri Lanka, on grounds that he has the fullest confidence in local judges and Sri Lanka’s own judiciary process and hence there was no need for foreign judges to be part of such a process. (By Munza Mushtaq © Colombo Telegraph) 

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    Keep on the pressure. Well done TNA

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      Allahu Akbar,

      Where is Izeth Hussain the Tamils-basher to tear TNA to pieces, may be he is incompetent on the war crimes topic?

      Where is Mahithapala, Izeth Hussain’s soul mate – may be busy bashing Tamils elsewhere!

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    An unhappy Tamil National Alliance (TNA)

    RE: War Crimes Probe: TNA Wants Sirisena And Wickremesinghe To Get Their Act Together

    They won’t. Why?

    Because the are Sinhala “Buddhists”. DeJa Vu, have seen before.

    When was the last time they got their act together? To defeat the LTTE Terrorist, and it took 30 years.

    Expect another 30- years, with lots of international pressure.

    Then it would have been 100 years after “independence” in 1948.

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      Amarasiri,

      I don’t think UN Organisations have the appetite to allow serious HR crimes on go on unpunished – indefinitely. Irrespective of whether Maitripala Sirisena, the Mahanayakas or the BBS are opposed to it, the UN has to do its job. It is only the demented who will blame Navi Pillay or Prince Al-Hussein for doing their job well. Or else the UN will lose its credibility world-wide.

      GR, MR, SF, Shavendra Silva and many high-officials in the army during mid-2009 are alleged to have committed serious HR violations and War Crimes under conditions of assured impunity. Pay-up time is now due. Sarath Fonseka knows that and he now is trying to get to the good side of the UN – to protect his neck. The life and blood of multiple tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were lost in this one-sided “War” It is nothing but just and fair justice should not be denied to them – although they are no more living. That is the spirit of the Nuremburg War Crime trials in a civilised world run by enforceable laws.

      Backlash

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        Nuremburg War Crime trials were conducted to punish the defeated german troops. If that is to apply in SL it should be the defeated LTTE cadres and the sponsors of LTTE in west

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          Dumb Sach’iboy is at it again. Nuremberg trial was held for the Nazis and the collaborators not because they were defeated but because of the genocide of the Jews and starting the war and causing immense carnage to the entire world. Idiot LTTE never started this crap, racists amongst the southern Buddhist screw ups started this war and created the LTTE. Why don’t you try Karuna amman, Pillayan, Inniyabarathy, Daya master, KP and ilk for war crimes and charge their sponsors such as GOAT Rajapaksa, MR, Basil and their sidekicks first. You wouldn’t do that would you? You are a vile piece of [Edited out]* from the south always spewing garbage you dumb bastard. We will have the west to push for the Hague and have the Parayapaksas and their military goons tried first. Then we will come for stupid [Edited out]

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            Tamil from the north

            You have missed her point. sachoooooooo the stupid II has thrown you challenge in her typing “Nuremburg War Crime trials were conducted to punish the defeated german troops.”

            She challenged you to defeat Sri Lanka and then charge them for war crimes.

            Now what/how are you going to do defeat the Sinhala/Buddhists and charge them for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity?

            Are you going to take up the challenge or hide behind your women folks?

            Defeat does not have to be violent nor destructive.

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            Because Karuna Amman helped us to kill the animal. I know you hate him, so we pardon him. It is the defeated who is always punished

  • 17
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    Civil society in Sri Lanka is totally frustrated and fed up with Ayahapalanay Govt. and should also go to United National Human Rights Council to ask for prosecution of the corrupt politicians who have looted the country in the name of ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE for the people of Sri Lanka – SInhala People of Sri Lanka need economic justice and rights from UNHRC.

    TNA and Sumanthiran is right to push for independent foreign judges.

    Corruption inquiries by FCID has resulted in ZERO convictions for all the corrupt criminals sitting in the Diayawenna Parliament after so many years. WIjedaasa Rajapakse so called Minister of Justice is best buddies with Avant Guard scam criminals – NO convictions of all the financial fraud.
    Sirisena’s and Ranil’s gigantic cabinet of clowns is full of corrupt criminals.

    TNA and Tamils are right to ask for foreign judges.

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    Sri Lanka co-sponsored the 2015 UNHCR resolution and by virtue of it, is morally committed to abide by it contents. It was a strategic and wise move that redeemed this country in the eyes of the world and the right thinking.

    However, the government by trying to wriggle out of the commitments to the international community it made, is squandering the goodwill it garnered for cheap political gain locally. There should be a moral dimension to governance, politics and commitments made. That is the fundamental basis of Yahapalanaya.

    Whatever the President says now, our judiciary is yet inadequate to meet the challenges this country faces internally and externally. It is a fact that it is like a crippled child with a damaged spine, re-learning to walk. it needs crutches! The President cannot plead ignorance of the commitment made by his government to the world.

    Should the opinion of Mahinda Rajapakse and his cohorts dictate how this government should act? He and his cohorts are goods damaged beyond repair. His support base is eroding by the day and through its own responses and actions, this government is also undermining its own legitimacy.

    Sri Lanka is becoming a country without choices. Maithripala Sirisena, is increasingly losing his credibility by compromising the principles through which he came to power, at the altar of expediency. We need a leader who DOES right, come what may, to set this country back on the tracks. Words and deeds must fit and be be seen to fit. It cannot be politics as usual and a farce as a result.

    The armed forces and the LTTE -now decimated- are not holy cows! They have to also answer their mistakes and sins, and learn from the exercise. Both know what they did and we have an inkling of what both did. The international community probably knows more than we do. We should also know more of what happened. It is our right and it will prove cathartic to all of us.

    Let the government prove that it is not upto the usual ‘Paragiya Kotte Giya’ tricks that have brought us to where we are.

    The governments involved, the armed forces, the LTTE and the Paramilitary groups will be under the microscope and they need to be, as part of the postmortem examination. Justice must be done and it must be seen to done. International participation in the process has now become mandatory and cannot be avoided, without a huge cost to this country.nthevend result should be culpability, accountability, acceptance of the ‘Truth’ to the extent pissible and sincere regret.

    It is time we as a people and country have the courage to learn the truth and swallow the bitter pill!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Your brother [Edited out]

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      Dear Dr. Narendran,
      Sinhala politicians always tried deceptive methods to hoodwink others.
      Remember what Mahinda used to say to his delegates “Poronduwela enda, passe balagamu” (promise and come, we will see about it later”. This government is nothing different. They co-sponsored the resolution to take the pressure off Srilanka for one year. They did hardly anything to comply with that resolution. Again they will try some trick to buy time hoping that with time Tamils and international community will get fed up and forget about the whole thing. As I have been saying, unless there is decisive international intervention, nothing will happen. The advise given by China to Srilanka that not to do anything what UNHCR demands if it is going to create problem among Sinhalese, should ring a bell to you. Srilanka thinks that with Chinese support they can get over this matter of bringing Sinhala war criminals to justice.

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      Rajasingam,

      You yourself was a cheerleader for MR regime, and you vehemently castigated the Diaspora for seeking international intervention in truth seeking. You did that from the end of the war and continued doing that for few years, and in conjunction with two other PhD’s, namely DJ and RW (Rajiva) were the main obstacles from getting the internationals to intervene. Fortunately, some of the disgruntled soldiers, possibly those discarded penniless by the regime after the deed was done, thought it fit to sell their evidence to BBC and the rest is now history.

      It is so opportunistic if not utterly caddish that you would now pretend to be on the right side, hoping no one would remember your sordid support to MR just for a fist full of crumbs, choosing to ignore the pathetic wailing of the destitute parents then! Shameless chameleon.

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        Kurmar R

        You love Dr Narendran so much don’t you. You keep on harping hatred in these columns against him but innermost you seems to have a soft feeling for him.

        Why don’t you be straight. You went for training but was scared to fire a shot and made a daring escape from the hell hole to bark so loudly since, without realizing that you living today due to the mercy of the God.

        Stop your love to hate campaign and be more wiser like me as I have totally walked away from Mahinda. My new draft Mahinda Chinthanaya is in the dustbin.

        I am going to Sri Lanka in July and wish to meet Dr RN to have meaningful engagement with him. You can join me to iron out your ill feelings to save your own name or reputation if you have any.

        Best wishes.

  • 14
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    Our judiciary, as is, lacks credibility. There is no question about that.

    If President Sirisena has confidence in local judges and Sri Lanka’s own judicial process, how does the presence of foreign judges compromise that position. If we look at it straight, such a presence could only enhance it and add validity to it, and not the other way about.

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    Most Sri Lankans don’t have any faith in its own judiciary process! conduct a study on all cases in the country and you will be surprised how dysfunctional it is! The Government will have to give priority to restructuring the legal system and take stern action against lawyers involved in malpractices. cancel the lawyers license to practice law when it is required. It is well known many lawyers drag cases that can be resolved within a few hearings to fill their pockets.

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      John

      “conduct a study on all cases in the country and you will be surprised how dysfunctional it is!”

      Would you like another Sri Lankan to conduct the study? Be serious.

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    Normal form for the Yahapalanaya duo!

    It’s the Punch and Judy show, folks, so step up and watch the puppets’ play their games at the country’s expense.

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    Will the TNA ally ,the Bedouin Prince force the Yahapalana Coalition Up Shit Creek without a Paddle…

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      KA Sumanasekera, you are a vile low life garbage. I am not sure whether you were born to humans or two wilder beasts. The garbage you write amazes many and I wonder what sort of chemical imbalance you have in that pea sized brain of yours.

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    There were war crimes committed throughout the civil conflict. Questions need to be answered and the perpetrators need to be punished. KA Sumanasekera if you open your filthy mouth, you will be thrashed.

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    In Germany, Nazis started the massacre of Jews and at the end of the war the Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes and punished. Several years after the war, Nazi leaders hiding in foreign countries were hunted down and brought to justice. In order to defeat the Nazis, the allied forces bombed and flattened Germany killing civilians but the allied forces were not charged for war crimes. In Cambodia, Pol Pot started the massacre of civilians and the UN tribunal charged Khemer Rouge leaders for war crimes and punished. The Cambodian army that defeated Khemer Rouge was not charged for war crimes. In Sri Lanka, there were two armed uprisings started by Sinhalese. The Government crushed those uprisings killing about 60,000. There were no war crime charges brought against the Government because it is responsibility of the government to restore law and order in the country. In the other uprising by Tamils, LTTE and several other terrorist groups started killing civilians (Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala) as well as personnel from armed forces. Successive Governments tried to settle the matter through negotiations but failed due to Prabhakaran’s decision to continue the war. In the last stage of the war LTTE kept about 300,000 civilians as a human shield and killed anyone attempted to escape. In such a situation, the Government that was in power took the right decision to crush the LTTE because the Government is duty bound to restore law and order and bring peace to the people in the country. The government did not start the war, it was Tamil militants. Therefore, the UN should establish a war crimes tribunal to try LTTE leaders as well as the leaders of other militant groups. Although Prabhakaran and few other leaders are dead, some leaders are still alive. Some of them are hiding in foreign countries using different names. Hunt them down and punish them for the crimes against humanity. The UNHRC is barking at the wrong tree. In an armed conflict, there are human casualties and other countries consider that as ‘collateral damage. So why can’t the Sri Lankan Government do the same. The problem is guys in this Government do not have the guts to tell this to those who are taking a leading role in bringing charges against Sri Lanka to achieve their hidden agenda. We have a set of ‘Yes Sir’ guys ruling the country.

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      You are nearly convinced me, but not quite.

      You don’t pretend saying what you wrote all that you knew.

      Collateral damage is acceptable but should be literally collateral, not taking POWs naked, hands tied behind and shot dead gruesomely, splitting skulls; shooting those who come raising white flags after invite them and made them sit; leaving a dead body of child who were seen speaking well and alive with soldiers before; a lady was seen being taken out a lagoon half-naked and her body found left later and so on. Are you saying all there were collateral, comrade?. Dis these happened in incidents you have referring to?. You could have gotten away from arbitrary bombing of NFZ, but these I killings including that of Ramesh were clear indication of mass murder. You cannot hide bury you head into sand. Yes, those LTTE leaders who have been hiding too should face consequence if they found to be committed crimes by a credible justice system. What about those who unaccounted for?. Even Gota starts regretting why he did order this. If not for IC pressure, we could have seen more similar footages in the Rupawagini, officially lent by the military in the order of MR/GR on days of victory celebration annually.

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      SLCitizen, Your argument does not hold water. First your assumption that “Successive Governments tried to settle the matter through negotiations but failed due to Prabhakaran’s decision to continue the war”. This is only the excuse these government’s had propagated for the consumption of the Sinhala populace and for International community. They could have easily resolved long before Prapaharan came on the scene. But those governments were never interested in settling the Tamil national question. Hope this government ‘Yahapalanaya’ would be able to resolve, only if you people don’t hinder.
      Let me tell you this,the unification of three kingdoms in Srilanka were brought about by the British colonial rulers in 1833. Which means the sovereignty of Tamils, which was lost to Portuguese in 1621, was handed to the Sinhala Majority by British in 1948. They did not realise what the Majority Sinhala government was going to monopolise the governing power to themselves. In fact Lord Soulbury regretted. I quote here ” Lord Soulbury, the main architect of Ceylon’s Independence constitution, later showed his disappointment after the 1958 riots and that he said that he should have entrenched in the constitution with guarantees of fundamental rights of the minorities like in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria and elsewhere”. Please stop parroting what the politicians had been saying all these years to cover up their shameful deeds. That is not having the ‘political will’ to devolve any power to share. The arrogance and cunning means the Sinhala Politicians were able to convince the British to hijack the Tamil people’s sovereignty, and had no will to give this back. Mr SWRD. B in 1926 suggested Federalism was to safeguard the Kandyan sovereignty from the low country Sinhalese who are in the Majority. Now that the two groups joined hands, they had resolved their differences. Hope this explains why the joint Sinhala community dislikes the Federal form of government now because they don’t want to let go the governing powerbase they now hold on the Tamil’s sovereignty . If you realise that the Tamils are not the subjects, but they are equal citizens of this Island. If only the Politicians had realised this way back during 1944-1948. Today no one would be asked to face UNHRC music or the ICC.

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      The LTTE did not start anything it was Sinhalese racists like you and the Sinhalese establishment/government/armed forces/police aided and abetted by a nasty backstabbing Muslim elite and politicians that started everything.
      The LTTE is a child of Sinhalese racism and Indian opportunism. There was no LTTE during the first 30 years of independence when the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils began and there has been no LTTE in the last seven years but the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils still goes own. Further LTTE was not the main perpetrator of the violence. It was the Sinhalese Sri Lankan government and the armed forces. They were responsible for more than 90% of the violence killing and state sponsored terrorism and 95% of their victims were innocent Tamil civilians whom they deliberately targeted using LTTE as the excuse.
      The LTTE is a guerrilla force but the Sri Lankan government and armed forces are not. They are supposed to be impartial and neutral and protect all the island’s citizens irrespective of language ethnicity or religion( I will not say race as the Sinhalese Tamils and the Muslims all belong to the (Tamil) Dravidian race.)However they failed to do so and conducted and are still conducting a racist war against the island’s Tamils. They have to be held accountable.
      Do not compare the rural communist/class largely low caste Sinhalese JVP uprisings against the ruling Sinhalese upper classes/castes/establishment with the LTTE Tamil uprising that rose because of the genocidal war criminal attitude that all Sinhalese led governments took against the island’s Tamils since indepencence to destroy their identity,l history,language and steal their land. In short destroy them as a people.
      The Tamils had no choice they were fighting for their very existence as a people for their language culture and land. Against a state and armed forces that are still intending to destroy them. This was not a ideological class or caste driven uprising like the Sinhalese JVP uprisings were. There was no threat to the Sinhalese language Buddhism or culture whoever won this war. However this would have been the same to the island’s Tamils as he JVP is also rabidly anti Tamil.
      All Tamils took part in the uprising irrespective of class religion caste region as this was a threat to their very existence as a people. They had no option all peaceful attempts to gains just Tamil rights had failed and were met with state sponsored Sinhalese violence.
      Do not try to distort history. Like Sinhalese racist do to justify their violence. The Sinhalese state was not protecting anything but its own racist genocidal agenda against the ancient Eelam Tamil nation.

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    Foreign judges a is necessary, full stop. No one has any faith in the Sri Lankan judiciary and they are fully corrupt. Many judges themselves should had their names erased and sent to jail but still are functioning. We had two corrupt and immoral chief judges and that speaks volumes of our judiciary.

    Sarath Silva and Mohan Pieris were two chief justices who abused their position bending over to protect culprits. Still the judicial Services Commission has not taken any action. Sarath Silva is a self confessed crook who accepts providing biased verdict to protect the former President when he was clearly guilty of robbing millions of aid money donated to provide relief for the Tsunami victims. Sarath Silva committed serious professional misconduct enough to get his name erased from the register and to be sent to jail, but still no action was taken by the Judicial Services commission.

    However the JSC rushes to arrest another junior judge for having a baby elephant without a valid license. He has not committed any profession misconduct and his offence is outside his profession. Compared to what Sarath Silva committed the offence of the junior judge is quite minor.

    Actually speaking not only for the war crimes but to hear any case including a case of a suspected pickpocket the Sri Lankan judiciary has lost its credibility and they have no moral right to hear and punish anyone. The Sri Lankan judiciary is not fair and do not have a moral right by harassing the poor people in jail when the rich big time crooks are able to walk free or keep then in Merchants Ward.

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      Rajapakse used these Sinhalese racist judgers to delink the ancient Tamil north and east and now the Muslims, an immigrant refugee community that only arrived here three centuries ago seeking asylum are on the verge of stealing the Tamil east( despite the Tamil being the largest community in the east and will be a majority if most of the refugees return from India) with the help of the occupying racist Sinhalese armed forces and the illegal Sinhalese settlers.
      How can Tamils get any justice from these locally appointed racist Sinhalese. More than 300000 innocent Tamils civilians killed 1.2 million displaced and many chased out of the country. Tamils have been constantly attacked, killed raped tortured, their properties looted burnt or destroyed by regular state sponsored pogroms since 1948 and so far not a Sinhalese/Muslim person has been indicted or convicted.
      We need international judges and this racist occupying Sinhalese armed forces out of the Tamil north and east.

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        Paul-Real Siva Sankaran Sarma

        The Muslims are not stealing the Tamil east but the Tamil fools are selling all their lands in the east to rich Muslims for a good price. All the rich Muslim Businessmen in down south are buying lands in the east with the hope of making the east a Muslim homeland and the Tamils are happily selling them. The Tamils were always fools who could be easily cheated. Fooling and hoodwinking the Tamils has become a sport in Sri Lanka. Now the Muslims are doing it very well.

        You people keep saying right from P Ramanadan to R Sambandan, all the Tamils got cheated, man, cheating the Tamils is a fun game in SL. Your supreme sun god V Praba made MR the president and got cheated in best style. Wheather it is an educated or uneducated, fooling, cheating and hoodwinking Tamils is the most easy thing to do in SL. So do not cry like a baby because you belong to a foolish race.

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          Oh foolish one. Do not try to rewire history. Southern Muslims do not care two hoots about the Muslims from the North and East. I know that for a fact.
          All these southern Marrikar, Lebbai Rawther Thambi( ironically Tamil Muslim castes from Tamil Nadu) derogatively call them Tamil Muslims( sic as if they are not). They hardly associate with them and will very rarely intermarry into them unless they are from a very rich family or the boy is very highly qualified and holds a good position or the female is very pretty. Other wise they treat them with disdain like some poor relatives and you say they spend lots of money purchasing lands for Muslims in the east.
          These southern Muslims like Izeth only use them for their own selfish economic and power politics down south to gain favours from the Sinhalese by promising to use them a tool against the Tamils in the north and east.
          These southern Muslims want to live in peace and harmony with the Sinhalese and want to thrive but will not allow the same for the so called Tamil Muslims from the north and east. Use them and discard them.
          They hardly helped them when the Tsunami happened or the Northern Muslims who were living in refugee camps in Puttalam. However used them as propaganda for their Sinhalese masters and for their own political benefits.
          Look how quiet they were when and did not whimper or protest when the Saudis falsely implicated that poor young Tamil Muslim housemaid from Mutur in the east and hung her and then derogatively classified the Muslims of Sri Lanka as not of Arab descent but South Asian converted to Islam and will never be offered the protection provided to people of Arab origin or descent.
          Thousands of Tamil were ethnically cleansed in the east by Muslims home guards who were heavily armed by the Sinhalese Sri Lankan armed forces and their lands stolen especially in the Amparai district and around the Kattankuddy area in Batticaloa. Their lands have still not been returned despite court orders.
          Now they are getting funds from certain countries in the Gulf that follow a very fundamentalist form of Islam called Wahabbism/Salafism and from Porkistan. May be certain extremists southern Muslims are also helping them but not in large scale.
          Tamils do not sell their lands willingly but many times force was used from the time of Badudeen Mohamed using the power of the Sinhalese state. We all know that then minister Mohammed sent thousands of Muslim thugs from Colombo who had looted Tamil homes in 1983 to the east in 1985 at the behest of the JR,to terrorise Tamil Hindu villages in parts of Batticaloa and Amparai.
          Muslims would have never become powerful and will never be powerful in the east without the support of the Sinhalese state and the illegal settlers. It is they who are making them powerful. The Sinhalese for short term gains are going to loose long term on a big scale. If a Islamic homeland secretly funded by certain Gulf countries appears in the east on stolen Tamil land.
          This will become a future nightmare and a headache for the entire region. As these Western Asian Aran extremists will use them as cannon fodder for their Salafist Islamic dream. To then all these South Asian Muslim converts from Afghanistan Pakistan India Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are expendable.

          The only the granting of self determination to the island
          s indigenous Tamils and their ancient lands in the North and East of the island linked as one unit will thwart this Islamic dream. As the Muslims will become powerless once again and their Islamic homeland dream will be only a dream. This is why all the Muslims starting from Izeth are so against Tamil self rule and granting a federal form of rule. The leverage and trump card to gains more benefits from the Sinhalese in the south will cease as they cannot use these Muslims in the north and east any more a bargaining chip.
          They are an immigrant community with hardly any history and now are demanding to be in par with the Indigenous population in the island . They have used the hatred that the Sinhalese had for the Tamils very cunningly to their advantage to gain immense benefits and want the Tamils to remain marginalised.
          The currently Sinhalese majority areas in the east the Amparai electorate and the Gomarankadawela division in Trincomallee can be removed and linked to the neighbouring Sinhalese provinces and this will cover 99% of the east. The rest of the east can be merged with the north with special status given to the Muslim majority enclaves. Really there is nothing different between them and the Tamil Hindus and Christians of the north and east. They share the same language culture and the Dravidian heritage. No Tamil has denied them being Muslim and practising their religion . It is these southern Muslim elite and politicians who had brain washed them and the rest of the Muslim population in the island to hate their fellow Hindu and Christian Tamil brothers and sister with a fake Arab origin for their own selfish political/economic power games

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    Oh Boy…

    Now PM Rudrakumran of the TNGTE is going to give an Oral to the Bedouin Prince in his own room in Geneva,

    This is through the MAP which consists of eminent legal Eagles of the West,unlike the TNA Abraham from Hultsdorf.

    This is going to put a real Rocket up Bodhi Sira’s ass for ditching Foreign Judges from the Sinhala Buddhist War Crime Trials in Colombo.

    Batalanada Ranil and his gay FM must be giggling.

    Wonder what sort of Monitoring and Accountability this Tiger outfit MAP did, when Mr Pirahaparan and his Child Soldier brigades were massacring Baby Monks, Grand Mas Grand Pas and even School kids in Dehiwala.

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      You still have not washed your dirty filthy mount after you did the same to the Rajapakses

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    Yahapalanaya seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place on this issue. Refusing to have foreign judges will upset the TNA while having them will play into MR’s hands.

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    First TNA need to explain why they asked the Tamil masses to vote for Srisena and Ranil without any pre conditions, and what did they achieved for victims, mothers, wifes, children, prisoners, IDPs etc.

    Vote for who and for what?. Why beg now. We voted and still continue to be in limbo, serving and playing into the Sinhala agenda. The Tamil strategy continue to fail again and again after 66 years of deceit. Now, Nambilkal and Nambikai, for what?

    We should have abstained, the game plan with the western spotlight would have forced a permanent political solution for the Tamils in our Homeland, whether the majority or MR liked it or not, like the parupu drop.

    Again, who gave the authority to TNA duo, to negotiate on behalf of the Tamils for a unitary, united, undivided Sri Lanka?

    Why are we still not negotiating with the IC for a referendum – for the people’s choice, for the Tamils to decide our future destiny?

    Please wake up.

    Manicka Vasagar

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      Manicka Vasagar,

      Let’s assume for a moment that you got your Tamil Eelam homeland. I have two questions on this:

      1. What will be the situation of the Tamils who now live and make their livelihood in Sinhala areas? A Tamil politician from the hill country mentioned in a TV program that about 60% of the Tamils from North now live in the South.

      2. Will that homeland be a homeland for the Tamil speaking Muslims as well?

      There is another question related to the Sinhalese who now live in future Tamil Eelam. I do not want to ask that question from you because I already know the answer.

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        SL Citizen,

        I suggest you read the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter, and soon the the TE constitution ( now in drafting stage ) for better understanding on how TE will develop and prosper with a multi lingual, multi racial , multi religious and multi cultural democratic and equal society, for all its legal citizens living within our Homeland, not for implanted-colonisers

        Leave us alone, and we will show you the way.

        Manicka Vasagar

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          Manicka Vasagar,

          I’m thrilled to see your words “Tamil Ealam Freedom Charter” and “Tamil Ealam Constitution”! This reminds me the old days when I was a small kid going to school. I saw these Tamil Ealam Maps in the posters (by Various Tamil Ealam Freedom Fighters – Some became Maveerar and some Thurokikal later). That time also I had this same thrill! But at the same time, I had small sadness too. Because the maps had very large area almost encircling Sinhalese areas and large Chunk from the hills as Ealam! I felt at that age, that it is little unfair for Sinhalese being a majority in the Country!

          Are these things for real? I mean this Charter and Constitution? Do you guys have some real strategy achieving it? A’m asking because kids go to Beach they build houses and various things and they believe it is real until a wave destroys it all! Will your charter & Constitution meet the same?

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          Manicka Vasagar,

          Wow! Eelam will be the heaven on earth.

          EQALITY!!! According to the Report on Public Representation on Constitutional Reform, the marginalised Tamils in Jaffna have requested not to give land rights (p.56) and police powers (p.60) to high caste dominated NPC.

          According to Gajalakshmi Paramasivam “In terms of social culture-Batticaloa Tamils rank lower than Trinco Tamils and higher than Hill country Tamils in the minds of the Jaffna Tamils”
          http://www.slguardian.org/2015/10/why-karuna-joined-the-tulf

          How do you plan to have equality? Export all the Vellala Tamils to Tamil Nadu or to Wellawatta.

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        SLCitizen

        “Let’s assume for a moment that you got your Tamil Eelam homeland. I have two questions on this”

        All assumptions should be realistic unless of course the Hindians decide otherwise. It has reached a point where Hindians decide what is best for this country not because they are cleverer but because the people of this island has grown stupider.

        “What will be the situation of the Tamils who now live and make their livelihood in Sinhala areas”

        So you agree there is a separate Tamil or Tamil speaking area. If the Tamil speaking people want to live wherever they want to, rest of us must respect their decision.Tamil speaking people should respect Sinhala speaking people’s right to remain wherever they want to, including North East.

        “Will that homeland be a homeland for the Tamil-speaking Muslims as well?”

        There is no such thing as Tamil or Sinhala homeland. Let’s do not bog down into semantics. In fact for both, their ancestral homelands were/are in South India.

        Now that Muslims are beginning to assert their identity by some of them claiming to be Sinhala Muslims and others Tamil speaking Muslims, it is for them to identify where their natural habitat exists. Habitat is where people live, work and prosper which is not a state of utopia.

        There is no Tamil Eelam, a Sinhala Eelam nor an Islamic Caliphate in this island. And those who are dreaming of building their own respective ghettos should realise the history will not judge them kindly.

        By the way, are you for a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto?

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          Dear Native,

          What is all this fuss then about , Vellala TNA asking North East Eelaam,

          PM Ridrakumaran giving oral to Bedouin prince because he is not happy with what the Vellalas have asked the Prince ,

          And your kick ass Tamil CM demanding that there should be only a Mini Eelaam without Police & Land for Ganeshan, Siddabaran and Thondaman.

          And your mate Manikkam here clearly stating that there will be no Sinhalese in Eelaam as they they were planted there by colonizers.

          Why don’t you tell your Vellala Kid Abraham to come clean and say exactly what what you are saying here.

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          This island is the legitimate Sinhala ghetto

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            “This island is the legitimate Sinhala ghetto”

            Is it from 4th February 1948..?

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              millenias before the Portugese and Dutch brought slaves from SI

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            sachoooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

            “This island is the legitimate Sinhala ghetto”.

            It is alright to have a Sinhala ghetto, however we do not want to see a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto being build in this country nor anywhere else.

            We urgently need to start work on ghetto clearance and liberate and save the Sinhalese and Buddhists from Sinhala/Buddhists, which means we need to liberate you from yourself.

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              I am only talking about Sinhala, they can have any religion

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                sachooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid II

                “I am only talking about Sinhala, they can have any religion”

                Alright, take them to a side preferably to south India and have a word with them quietly. They can convert to Islam, Christianity,Hinduism, … Demela bauthama.

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        SLCitizen

        What will be the situation of the Tamils who now live and make their livelihood in Sinhala areas?

        Can you then answer me this. You have a Sinhala homeland. But so many Sinhalese are living in other people’s homeland like in United Kingdom, Australia, USA. So will the British take back their colony or do you lose the right of your homeland Sri Lanka when many are living away from your Sinhala homeland?

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          Same way can the sinhalese living in Australia or UK claim these countries as new sinhala homelands? NO

          So can the tamils brought by British and Dutch claim Sri Lanka as homeland?

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            99% of the Tamils brought by the Dutch Portuguese and British. other than the estate Tamils have all become Sinhalese and now make up the majority of the present day Sinhalese and are the biggest anti Tamils. May be your own ancestors.
            No one is stopping Sinhalese from claiming homelands in these lands but it will never been given, however the Eelam Tamil nation has every right for self determination and for a homeland in their ancient lands in the north and east that was theirs from ancient times. You Sinhalese never had a peep into these lands until the British handed this to you on a platter in 1948. This does not still make it your land and to steal it from them using brute government force. They are not asking for a homeland in the Sinhalese south that is your homeland.
            Understood nitwit?

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              The fact that tamils in north have NOHING in so called tamil homeland to show their historical existence

              The fact that Sinhalese have ancient ruins in so called tamil homeland

              The fact that all ancient foreign nations did identify and referred to Sinhalese whenever talking about SL

              The fact that NO foreign sources refer to any tamil kingdom in any part of history until 13th Century

              The fact that Chola empire itself talk about Sinhalese in Lanka

              The fact that Chola empire does not mention any tamil kingdom or civilisation in Lanka

              The fact that NE is filled with Sinhala inscriptions and no substantial tamil inscriptions

              The fact that Dutch mentioning bringing Tamils for work and Portugese introducing tobbaco

              The fact that Jaffna showed no resistance to any colonial power while south showed heavy and continuous resistance

              The fact that East was controlled by Kandyan king

              The fact that place names in Jaffna have Sinhala origins answers your qn and prove my point.

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            Sach,

            Can you please tell us from which TN tribal area (Dalit) your ancestors came to SL and got converted into Sinhala-Buddhists?

            More than 60% of the Sinhala population in Sri Lanka are the decedents of hundreds of thousands South Indian Dalit coolies settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later Dutch in the 18th century for menial labour. In order to avoid the Hindu caste issue, all those South Indian Dalit converted to Buddhist & Christian religions and eventually got naturalized as Sinhalese. Today their decedents are Sinhala-Buddhists and Sinhala-Christians are not only claiming the sole ownership of the whole country but also trying to portray themselves as blood relatives of Dutugemunu.

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              I dont care whether I come from India or South India, I dont care whether I am dalit or not. What matters to me is I am today a Sinhalese in Sinhala homeland and I will protect my fellow sinhalese and their homeland.

              Dalit mumbo jumbo is ur religion’s stuff, they are not relevant to us

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                Sach
                I do not always agree with you.
                But your position on this “dalit” nonsense coming from case-ridden Tamil minds is dead right.
                I have seen it too often. (Some Snhalese write it too.)
                It deserves strong rebuttal. I cannot understand why no Tamil nationalist has the courage to denounce it.

                Anyone who has not cleared his/her head of an imagined caste superiority, has no moral right to talk of his/her equality to others.

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            Fooooool Sachoooooooooooooooo

            Same applies to Tamils as well. Just because Tamils came to live in the South away from their own homelands that does not deny the right of their homeland in the North.

            If you say Tamils have lost the right to their homeland just because they came to live in the South then Sinhalese also lose their right to Sri Lankan homeland because they also migrated to other people’s homeland.

            You want heads I win and tails you lose. That is your sense of fair play.

            Tamils are not claiming the areas in the South where significant Tamils live (like Wellawatte) as their home land. Certainly North & East is an historic Homeland.

            Tamils were not brought by the British or the Dutch and clearly shows your ignorance and foolishness Tamils lived long before colonial rule and have fought with the Kings of the South.

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              You did not understand what I said..read again

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              There is nothing for tamils to show NE as tamil homeland. Compare sinhala civilisation in SL with what tamils have in SL and see how small tamils in SL are in everything.

              Compare tamil civilisation of TN with tamils in SL and see how small tamils again are. It is like a poorly done copy cat of TN. Nothing original nothing that gives a separate identity for tamils in SL

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                sachoooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

                “There is nothing for tamils to show NE as tamil homeland.”

                They have been wearing their Tamil amude for many thousands of years. Wouldn’t that be more than sufficient to show their existence?

                “Compare sinhala civilisation in SL with what tamils have in SL and see how small tamils in SL are in everything.”

                Wha is Sinhala Civilisation?

                Can you point out exactly what Sinhala civilisation is and how do you measure is compare with others?

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      /First TNA need to explain why they asked the Tamil masses to vote for Srisena and Ranil without any pre conditions,/

      Aiyo aiyo, Manik!

      First of all, even if there was a written agreement, what is the guarantee that the elected President / Government would honour it? Dudley – Chelva Pact and Banda – Chelva pact were torn away in no time.

      Sumanthiran explained that they took the word from the Good Governance leaders in good faith. Because, they did not want to have any written agreement as Rajapaksa Government was going to claim that there was a written pact. Both TNA leadership and Good Governance leadership did not want to give Mahinda any inch.

      TGTE asked Tamil people to boycott the election. Everyone knew that a Tamil boycott will give Mahinda Rajapakse the total power. Why did you want to bring Mahinda to power?

      As the transnational government, what has TGTE done for the Tamil people all these days?

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      Why do you Sir going on bashing TNA?.

      Tell me to whom TNA need to explain as to why they asked the Tamils to vote?
      There were three options at offer for them to exercise their voting right: vote for MR; abstain from; vote for MS. I knew you guys do not like the latter because other two options that you prefer must have put MR on the top, and you would have continued to have a field days with him, that is what you all wanted, which doesn’t take into account the wishes of Tamils who still SL is their home. You guys didn’t say to vote for MR but wanted them to abstain from voting, wanting to see MR coming back to the top which was the same thing VP did forcing us to do, without telling he had been handsomely rewarded by MR, instead fooling us saying it was a stance that we should take to show the world that we were no longer interested in SL politics, we were cheated and he could not come out of it, to be unfaithful to us and consequently it was his downfall. So when you guys requested again the same thing, we could not fall into the same trap, and even without the TNA’s request we could have done the right thing, we are not that so dumb as you guess, so your rant at TNA is uncalled for. The rest is pure imagination dreaming that the IC would have given everything in a platter if MR is still in power. If what you have been assuming is right that the IC was so inclined in the delivery of TE for you, they could have acted at the very moment when we were facing the total annihilation, why they didn’t or, did what they did? Luckily, a good number of people who caught between the devil and a deep sea able to come out unscathed physically but mentally wrecked, and are still feeling the pain of losing their loved ones, many have the fate of losing some one.
      We knew this government is under pressure from MR, MS in particular, to go ahead with what they had thought could do regarding reconciliation and resolving national issue, and this the political reality and is happening over and over again. If you are in MS’s shoe what would you do? He should first be in power to take his planned program going forward, so ensuring his position in the top is intact is part of the game, perhaps crucial one. I am not saying all what this Govt. doing is right and I believe they should have started doing something about it from day one, they didn’t and, their political correctness lets MR his cohorts to roam free and take advantage of the situation and, appears it all too hard and TNA senses it. Don’t you think apply some pressure before UN session is an appropriate action for keeping silent? They are our representative and have the right to talk to the Govt, should they have to take permission from someone, and you mean Uruthira? Hey, do not fool yourselves believing the IC would support to set up the Eelam or even support for a referendum, especially India. Their national interest is first and foremost for them, all what they do is using this issues like war crime and else to neutralise the MR types when they flirt with China and other similar nations that don’t listen to the IC or seem to be seen as a threat to them. Parrippu dropping is something that you quoted to predict the IC’s future actions, if you understood the circumstance prevailed then, you could not come up saying such things will be possible again. All goodwill has gone with LTTE’s madness and arrogance stance combined with killing of Rajiv. Rajiv could only do such things, to his credits, at the least the 13th amend is still in place for Tamils to hold on, which will be a thorn to the hardliners on the other side. As long as SL Govt try to retard its full implementation, which it passed on its own, the problems we have are not going to go away.

      And, when MR takes upper hands, you will be useful for the IC too, I see the point for your frustration. But for us here, the fact we don’t need to get down from vehicle we travel at Omanthy check point to present ourselves to Army and being at their mercy to be able to travel beyond is a great thing, which is something you folks do not care. There are other things that you know, although they were minor still much better than what we were subjected to in our own land.

      And, you seem to have some problems with why TNA haven’t sign any agreement with MS/RW before offering its and Tamils’ support to them, again you show your immaturity, if you really understood the 66 years of deceit, you would not have said it. Even when the 13th amend struggles to be survived in its original form and shape which was constituted with the sponsorship of Indian Government is a law now, how do you think something that was agreed and signed behind the scene between the MP for Polonaruwa and MP for Trico secretly would be taken with any seriousness?. Is it hard to understand? Suppose if such an agreement had been signed, and if MS reneged now, do you have any mechanism to inforce MS to deliver?

      I don’t think TNA begging anyone, they stress the Govt to be truthful with the UN in what they say and submit to it and honor the resolution that they co-sponsored that is all. Do you want MR badly to oppress Tamils pushing those kids who survived the 2009 now in their prime to get radicalised?

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    Sirisena nad RW have taken TNA and the international community for a ride. North and the East has never benefited from UNP . KKS cement factory, Paranthan Chemicals , Valachchenai Paper and the Jaffna University all came up with SLFP not to mention the road development by MR and Basil. We have reasons to hate MR but he got the whole equation wrong, he was the only one who could have solved this issue. But he chose not to and followed Goat’s advice. MR thought there was no minorities in this country, he never wanted to accept Tamils and Muslims as different entities with different identities.

    Mark my word, most of the roads in Jaffna were completed during MR’s period except Jaffna-Manipay-Pandatherippu road. This road will remain uncompleted under UNP. UNP lead gove. will talk but not do any development work.

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      Roads in Jaffna were not developed, maintained and extended where
      necessary, because MR loved the North but IT WAS FOR MILITARY USE
      of reaching any corner as quickly and comfortably, in their capture and
      after of the peninsula.

      The TNA move to support MS/RW was with one and only programme – oust
      MR first, and it is only then they could take the next follow up step for their precious needs and hopes, this time with UN & IC support. This is now work-in-progress.

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    The SL.Govt:by co-sponsoring the UN Resolution showed the proverbial younger sister to the intended groom[UN].
    The real intention,though,was to hand over the older sister and be finished with it!

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    The Sinhala govt. who ever has been in power, has only played a politics of deception coming to Tamils. It is time for a referendum and lets get out of the clutches of the Sinhalese who have been only milking the Tamils and live on Tamil politics and misery. If Tamils are out, then the Sinhalese will have only Sinhala politics in their hands to play with. Then only the Sinhala masses can understand about their own leaders.

    If the Tamils can rule their own land, the Sinhalese who have lived legally in the North before 2009 May, can continue living and if the wish to or otherwise choose to leave if the feel unfortable to leave under the Tamils. The Tamils have lived among the Sinhalese and they worked hard and bought the lands. The Tamils did not slaughter the Sinhalese or take their lands away forcefully with a gun.

    In SL, be it a Muslim, Hindu or Christian, they come under one banner-Tamil if they are Tamils. There are 3 to 4 Million Muslims in Germany, but the are considered as German if they carry a German passport. There is no German Muslim Country. It is the Sinhala politics that created this dichotomy art of politcs, well learned from the English double edge minded politics.

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      Deception was also made into a fine art by the LTTE on many occasions to the detriment of the Tamils. The truth we seek is multifaceted and cannot be one sided. Justice cannot be also partisan. Even the LTTE leaders who are dead should be held liable for war crimes they committed. Everyone who participated in the wars stand accused, until proven innocent. The UNHCR resolution clearly recognizes this.

      I read yesterday the account of one of the police officers, who was also rounded up with hundreds of others in the East and murdered by the LTTE, after surrendering. He was the only one who survived to tell the tale. This dastardly war crime was committed after the honeymoon with Premadasa abruptly ended, soon after the IPKF was forced out. Premadasa armed, bribed and deceived the LTTE to achieve what he needed and the LTTE did what it was paid to do, while deceiving Premadasa to achieve their goals. I am sure both knew quite well that they were playing a game of deception.

      There are many such stories to tell about our war and peace episodes!

      Dr.RN

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        Rajasingham,

        The truth we seek indeed should be multifaceted. You were solidly with those who stood in the way of independent investigations when the Diaspora took initiatives for independent investigation – Diaspora did not say that only the Government should be investigated and not the LTTE. So who do you think had that maturity, integrity and sincerity in their pursuance of truth, multifaceted.

        You just woke up or did those handful of crumbs from the Maharaja was far too enticing; way more than you could legitimately earn with your qualifications?!

        You are as shameless as one could get!!

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    I like the way Mr Sam swings his arm to make his point clear to all.

    I like the way Mr Sum reporting to a team of US congress about the progress have been made in SL.

    I like the way Mr Sen cut a cake with the President few days ago to celebrate a civilian’s birthday even though people selected him to the parliament have been still waiting to go back to their own lands.

    I love the way Mr Modi was opening a playground in Jaffna and making sure the school children in Jaffna are going to learn Yoga. I hope he would next send some Yogis from Himalayas to tech meditation to Tamils.

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    What ever the title of this article is, their faces say they are fixing Tamils.

    Fooling Tamils over and over again.

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    You all are talking about one Sri Lanka. how many of you have gone a round trip in Sri Lanka to cover all 9 provinces. How many of you tried to be friendly with the people from all parts of , all walks of people of SL. People on free trip to North never tried talk to people of North. They only bought dry fish and Palmyra sweets without opening the mouth. How many of you have tried to know the each others language to understand each other. How many of you say How are you to each other?
    Listening to Buddhist or Hindu preaching, and become a frog in the well. Saying Singha Lay. There is/were actually neither lion nor Tigers in Sri Lanka.

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    P,ease find below the link to the story of the 600 odd policemen murdered by the LTTE in the East in 1990, I referred to in an earlier comment:

    http://www.ceylontoday.lk/print20160321CT20160630.php?id=2620

    Dr.RN

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    Mr. Manicka Vasagar,

    I see you writing a lot from outside Sri Lanka, without any constructive criticism. You are finding serious fault with the TNA, but have not contributed anything for the welfare of the tamils in Sri Lanka. At least due to the efforts of the TNA the tamils in Sri Lanka are able to go about freely and seem to be improving their quality of life. Also, the TNA appears to gradually get the righs of the tamils through negotiation and goodwill. Of course you and your like minded group are enjoying the western world. The tamils feel your ideas for their emancipation of may not come into effect during their life time.
    In any case enjoy writing theoretical recommendations that makes you a leader among the diaspora.

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      At least due to the efforts of the TNA the tamils in Sri Lanka are able to go about freely and seem to be improving their quality of life.//

      what a joke!

      TNA is the reason if tamils undergo any suffering ..

      It is thanks to the SLG and SLA the tamils can have a normal life free of child kidnapping, terrorists LTTE…

      I wonder why the tamils left LTTE area and came to gover areas when war was there

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    The investigation should be done over the incidents. This should start with international co-Operation.
    This will give credibility to our small Island in Asia. This will put full stop to all speculations and give room
    for further coperation from ex pat community who are not trusting our systems and governing.

    We need investment and fresh idea’s and enterprenorship to further enhence our development. When we have employment for entire population and multiple industries and for all population we will have true equality between communities. When there is plenty of employment salaries will increase and families will get more income.

    North and East need to be developed so Young resources do not leave their native places and skills and knowlidge will improve.

    So I request Sri Lankan decition makers to be brave and go ahead and sett the stage for investigation and credible answers to families and members of Security forces so they could feel content and move forward as satisfied citizen of Sri Lanka.

    This will also give confidence for forign investors that Sri Lanka is a progressive socity and they could invest in Sri Lanka and a trusting partner for the life cycle of humanity.

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    TNA made a serious tactical mistake in working with the CC. TNA released a statement saying they had reached an agreement with the CC. But all from the other side denied of any agreement in existent. But TNA did not break the mask of the CC and promoters before the election by releasing that statement. TNA’s silence in that matter had repudiated the agreement signed. The election results from the majority side is reflecting that there is no agreement. An election is different from a pact. Any exiting statement should be public for the people give their mandate on that. So Sinhala people, with their ignorance of a pact existence, has vote and mandated the Sinhala Goverment not to investigate any leader, any commander and any soldier. On the Tamils side, they did know that pact’s situation was shaky. So they did not give any mandate for TNA on January 2015 election. That means Tamils’ last Mandate of Vaddukkotai Resolution is the one binding the North and east.

    Now TNA’s duty is to explain to IC, the by the denial of the CC before the election that there was a pact between the CC and TNA, the parties have returned to the pre-war period and it is the clear decision of Vaddukkottai Resolution.

    When the New Royals have discounted the revolution that they co-sponsored at UNHRC, Sumanthiran claiming that he has a signed document is like a situation the dog that let the squirrel to climb the without effectively blocking it.

    The only reason of New King blocking the “Foreign and Commonwealth Judges and Lawyers” is he too scared of UN electric chair. So there is no chance he is moving anywhere beyond the boarders established by Old Royals.

    Sampanthar and Sumanthiran who had the knowledge that only 42% of the North voted in that election. After taking to consideration of vote rigging that might have gone to Old King, New King did not get any support from Tamils. So they should take this matter to UN and explain them that even after their request to Tamils to vote CC, they had not cooperated on that. This means they have not moved away from the Vaddukkotai Resolution the IC should conduct a referendum through UN to find out the Tamils’s aspiration. Begging the peacock to give feather never lead to success. So TNA should stop begging the government anymore.

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    Mr. Sumanthiran et al
    The TNA is now feeling the heat. When you gave promises to the electorate that you will give a political solution to Northern Tamils through Maithri / Ranil combo in August last year you promised Armed Forces off North, all lands to be given to civilians, release of all Tamil prisoners and comprehensive solution to Tamil National Question. You have failed miserably on all counts. The technicalities of the project have proved to be too messy
    • Can they(TNA) force a “ non – hybrid court” to give a ruling that justifies devolution?(most Sri Lankan judges have shown to be partial)
    • Can they pass the Rome Statute so that ICC can become operational? (Rome Statute cannot be operational in retrospect anyway)
    • Do we have “War crimes” or “Crimes against humanity” in our statute books?
    • Will they give relief to Sinhalese and Muslims, who suffered during the conflict?
    • Will they stop state sponsored colonization in North & East in future?
    • If the cold blooded killing of white flag surrendered was a war crime will they shop the killers?
    • If women were raped during the conflict will the rapists be called war heroes or war criminals?
    • If they (Army) tortured prisoners will they be war heroes or war criminals?
    • If they (Army) targeted unarmed civilians will they be war heroes or war criminals?
    • Will MR, Gota, SF, responsible army generals be charged with command responsibility?
    I think that unless we get an answer to these questions there can be no solution that can be of lasting value with non-recurrence.

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    What is this war crime probe? It is a trap to get information about active LTTE agents around the world. It is a well known fact that US helped SL to eliminate most dangerous terror group in the world. LTTE was the inventor of the modern-day terrorism. US last week announced that LTTE fundraising is active again around the world. What is going on any person who comes to give evidence against Sri Lanka will be monitored including their associates and their next generation. This is not what it seems it is just an easy bait.

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      Dr L A Nanayakkara

      Slow down a bit, since I am bit thick I am unable to grasp what you have typed above.

      Could you let us know about your concerns about USA, LTTE, War Crime probe, why LTTE was most dangerous terror group, how did USA help Sri Lanka, why do you trust USA than Sri Lankan government, do you think USA do not know the names and details of persons who were part of LTTE, and who committed war crimes on both sides, how Hindians and USA are actively protecting war criminals.

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      SO much of hatred for the Tamils but ironically you have a pure Tamil name, proving your Tamil heritage and origin.

      Nanayakkaran means in pure Tamil a man with integrity who keeps his word or some one who can be trusted. Nanayam means integrity. Trust or a coin. As a coin/money is a s form of trust/integrity safety.

      You have this beautiful Tamil name belying your Tamil heritage but yet like the vast majority of the modern Sinhalese who have a recent Tamil heritage hate Tamil.
      No Naanayam.

      He is an old song about trust integrity and money. Tamil hating Nanayakara

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4T1xpKFzxE

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      One problem I see with your writing is the Amarasiri’s IQ deficiency syndrome. The reason for that is you have the Jayawadnepura “Dr”. When with that degrees if you come to CT you are bound to take the direction you have. So your straggler to understand “What is this war crime probe? It is a trap to get information about active LTTE agents around the world.” is not going to work. When with the CT “Dr.” degree if you try to understand a legal question that struggle is like a donkey doing the dog’s job.

      It is such a foolishness that you discount the fear of Old King, New King to face the ICC saying the war crime investigation is only “It is a trap to get information about active LTTE agents around the world. ” If that is the situation, don’t you think you should let America in Lankawe to lead war crime investigation and get all the LTTE follows rounded up with American Judges and Lawyers.

      Whom do you think you are protecting by the above comment? Lankawe’s Royals of LTTE?

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    Those who claim as victory heroes title also claim the title of war criminals.

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    “P,ease find below the link to the story of the 600 odd policemen murdered by the LTTE in the East in 1990, I referred to in an earlier comment:”
    Karu is the commander during that time . It is much feasible to have an open inquiry. That means deep involvement of the SL armed forces and SL politics. LTTE is just a scapegoat like in The Rajiv matter.

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    Premadasa should be held responsible for the massacre of those 600 odd Policemen.It was he who ordered them to surrender!
    If I remember right Tassie Seneviratne an EX.SP[Police] was working on the details of this massacre,and obtain relief for those unfortunate families.
    Apparently,farmers in the area around Thirukovil saw the bodies being buried according to Tassie.
    What sort of a country is this!Karuna,who master-minded this massacre ends up as a Deputy Minister!

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      Karuna,who master-minded this massacre ends up as a Deputy Minister!

      UNP Richard P. killed the 600 polices and Percy of SLFP made him as the minster.

      That is very good equation. For 600 Deputy Minister post, for 146,000 Janathipathi Mahata post.

      Well white flag murderer is the Janathipathi mahata! UN wants him to try for that. But Karuna was sent back by Britain.

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        NO we actually gave the highest punishment to Karuna and his funders…if u get what I say

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      Plato
      “Premadasa should be held responsible for the massacre of those 600 odd Policemen.It was he who ordered them to surrender!”

      You have a point there.

      That argument if applied to the massacre in Mullivaikkal (and other killings in the Mullaitivu Distict after 2007 December) will put the entire LTTE leadership and its supporters in the dock.

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    sekara.

    It is applicable Mutatis Mutandis.

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      Plato, thanks for clarifying, especially amid a pile of parochial utterances.

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