23 May, 2019

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Who Is Former STF DIG K. L. M. Sarathchandra?

By S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

S. V. Kirubaharan

The POLICE stand for politeness, obedience, a listening ear, investigations, consultations, trust and maybe other meanings too. Are all these respected in today’s policing? In Sri Lanka, one cannot say that the whole of policing is in jeopardy – there are good and bad eggs. The problem in Sri Lanka is that politicians as well as the wealthiest trouble-makers manipulate the police. History has proved that this doesn’t work in the long run. ‘The mills of GOD grind slow but sure’. Presently two DIGs and some other high-ranking Police officers are remanded in custody and another DIG has been sentenced to death.

On 23 November, I was not surprised to read of the arrest of K.L.M. Sarathchandra who was the former co-ordinating secretary of the Security Division of the former President and former Special Task Force (STF) Commander for misusing a state vehicle. The Sri Lankan press has failed to give any details of his ‘misuse of a state vehicle’, where and for what?

Those who don’t know the history of Tamil militancy may not know who Sarathchandra is. There are many reasons for the birth of Tamil militancy, but one should not forget that it intensified due to mis- handling by then governments as well as by the police.sarathchandra-former-dig-stf

Now-a-days, the majority of the people and some politicians in the South, as well as the security forces blame Pirapaharan without analyzing the root causes that gave birth to and intensified militancy.

I knew this Sarathchandra in the late 70s as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Annaikoddai Police station in Jaffna. Then he was a sub-inspector of Police. He was a tyrant not only in his designated policing area, but in the whole of Jaffna. To be frank, people in Jaffna then knew more about him, than about Pirapaharan – I am not exaggerating.

Here I will quote only a few incidents to show how he took the law into his own hands and his tyranny encouraged Tamil youths to become militants.

One evening, in his policing area, four school-going students were chatting on the door-steps of the library, as they leaving after studying there. This gentleman came in civil clothes with another two policemen in a car borrowed from a rich man and started to beat up all those students for no reason. I saw this incident. He beat them mercilessly until his baton broke into pieces. It is to be noted that after a few years two of those students died at a young age. These were natural deaths but his beating may have contributed to their death, for example by causing undiagnosed internal injuries.

I still remember he assaulted a young lawyer’s assassistant. The Lawyer had just passed out from Law College and was starting his practice in Jaffna. He made a complaint to the superintendent of Police in Jaffna.

While Sarathchandra was the OIC at Annaikoddai, he misused others’ vehicles. He also associated with an Ayurvedic practitioner who was criminally responsible for many unlawful acts. After Sarathchandra was transferred from Annaikoddai, this practitioner who was in association with him, was arrested by the CID for murdering one of his aides and dumping his body in a paddy field. This practitioner died while remanded in custody due to some illness.

Then there was the killing of two youths in his policing area at Navaly and another five youths on the same day in Jaffna. Sarathchandra was one of the people accused of carrying out these murders.

Regarding these killings, there were neither inquiries nor court cases. To be frank, this person is an example of how impunity prevails in Sri Lanka. The complaints about Sarathchandra are still in the archives of many lawyers in Jaffna. But he rose from the rank of sub-inspector to DIG with special powers in the Police.

Some excerpts regarding those killings are given below :

“On the 11th of July 1979. President Jayawardene appointed his nephew Brigadier Weeratunga, as commander of the security forces in Jaffna… On the same day, a state of emergency was declared in Jaffna, and a Public Security Ordinance gave the police and armed forces the power to dispose of dead bodies without an inquest.

On the night of the 14th of July, six Tamil youths were taken from their homes – three were never seen again. The mutilated bodies of two others were found the next day, and the sixth youth died later in Jaffna prison hospital. By this time a Prevention of Terrorism Act had been brought into operation. (Excerpt)

The mutilated bodies of the 27-year-old Inbam (Visvajothi Erattinam) and 29-year-old Selvam (Selvaratnam) were found near the Pannai causeway next morning and were handed over to Jaffna Hospital. They bore gunshot injuries and torture marks. Their skulls were broken. Indrarajah died two days after he was handed over to the Jaffna hospital by the police with multiple fractures and injuries he sustained due to the ruthless assault. Jaffna Hospital authorities held an inquest into the deaths of Inbam, Selvam and Indrarajah despite the emergency regulations which had done away with inquests. The verdict of the Jaffna magistrate, delivered on the death of Indrarasa, on 8 January 1980 was: “The death was due to cardio-respiratory failure consequent to renal tubular necrosis consequent to shock and hemorrhage resulting from multiple injuries. There is evidence of assault by Police. I return the verdict of homicide.” Similar verdicts were returned about the death of Inbam and Selvam. Of the six youths arrested on the horrifying 13 July night the other three, R. Balendra, S Parameswaran and S Rajeswaran, disappeared without trace. Balendra’s name still heads the long list of the disappeared persons from the Northern Province. (Pirapaharan, Chapter 20 Jaffna Turned Torture Chamber)

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Within days of its passage in July 1979, under the State of Emergency, a number of Tamil youth were killed including Inpam and Selvaratnam and their bodies thrown into the Pannai causeway in Jaffna. Four other Tamil youth, Parameswaran, Rajeswaran, Rajakili and Balendran disappeared, thus initiating the era of the culture of disappearances. These are just a few instances brought to light by the Amnesty International in their 1980 report: “…six young men, reported arrested in the days after emergency declaration, died in the custody of the police after having been tortured and the bodies of three of them have still not been found…..” (Tissanayagam, the convenient Tamil scapegoat for the State to keep journalists terrorised)

Due to the many complaints against him, eventually Sarathchandra was transferred to Valvetithurai – VVT in Jaffna. VVT was considered then to be the most difficult station in Jaffna. He used his political influence and got himself transferred out of VVT.

After a few years I came to know that he was attached to the STF. This was also not a surprise to me, because the STF has the powers of the police as well as the military which are very suitable for his tyranny. During his long service with the STF in the East, he was responsible for many notorious activities. There are numerous cases of torture carried out by the STF in Ampara, Akkaraipattu, Thirukovil, Kalmunai, Karaithivu, Kokaddicholai, Pottuvil, Batticaloa and many other places in the East. There were incidents in which victims were arrested and buried in sand up to their necks on the beaches then their hair and head were set on fire. There were also killings where people had tyres put around their bodies which were then lit and they were burned alive.

Parliamentarians and journalists who worked tirelessly to highlight the human rights situation in the East were killed one after the other within a short period – Joseph Pararajasingham M.P, Ariyanayagam Chandranehru M.P, journalists Taraki Dharmeratnam Sivaram, Aiyathurai Nadesan and others.

Our question is whether the present Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi will look into the whole record of Sarathchandra for action or will this just be an eye-washing inquiry about the misuse of a state vehicle?

If the above-mentioned VIPs are reluctant to go through the record of this notorious DIG, I presume that the Chief Justice can look into his service record for further inquiry and action.

Also the police can make further inquiries about the questionable STF circular/leaflet sent out in support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the Presidential election in 2010. In the interests of good governance there is a duty to look into all his notorious activities and the complaints made against Sarathchandra.

Rather than blaming Pirapaharan for thirty years of war, honest people should blame people like Sarathchandra for adding fuel to the militancy, encouraging Tamils youths to take up arms.

When Sarathchandran was accused of killing those youths in Jaffna, many did not know who Pirapaharan was. Such a police officer rose from the rank of sub-inspector to DIG of the STF and co-ordinating secretary of the Presidential Security Division. In such a situation, how can the entrenched culture of impunity in Sri Lanka be challenged?

My prediction is that, in 2020 both elections – Presidential as well as Parliamentary will instate Gotbaya Rajapaksa as Executive President of Sri Lanka and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. In such a scenario K. L. M. Sarathchandra will be Defence Secretary. In order to discredit Sarath Fonseka, more army officers will be ranked as Field Marshals. This will create a path for the tyrant regime to carry out more corruption and ‘tit for tat’ against the present Ministers and others. This is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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    Considering the fact that the author is a supporter of the racist facsict Prabhakaran one can surely conclude this person has no issue with torture and killing of innocents. He surely has contributed towards the suffering of the common people in the country for 30 years by financing LTTE and being a propaganda tool of LTTE.

    However I am not a fan of Sri Lanka police and consider police torture to be a problem in Sri Lanka especially in 70s and 80s. Sri Lankans should take steps to identify wrong doers and prevent any future occurrence of such a mass scale police operation.

    What is true is ‘extreme situations’ in a country will create space for such police action as we have experienced in both north and south.

    Given this fellow has mentioned LTTEers like Joseph pararajasingham and LTTE editor Taraki, one has to take this story with a whole sack of salt.

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      how stupid are you

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      He is obviously unaware that Tamil youth killed innocent man Duraiappah in 1975. Tamils got what they deserved on May 18 2009. Hopefully that will keep them away from guns for another 50 years.

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        Fathima Fukushima

        Have you ever listen to BBS speeches and statements.

        If not do listen to those before you write a comment.

        There are many from SL have join the ISS.

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          This Fathima is Wife of Kumar Moses aka Lorenzo.not as you think……..

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          Francis, please don’t be mean to Fathima Fuk-u-Shima. She is in Colombo from her break from working in a brothel in Thailand. She is the head whore in that particular brothel.

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            You nasty man! You are very convincing, indeed. Is that a place you frequent!

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              Unreal, I am nasty and you are a saint? You dumb mongrel, when a racist screw up writes nasty things I will respond with nastiness. So you don’t like it, go and screw yourself pariah.

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                You seem to know a lot about cross-breeding. Why wouldn’t you. You win the argument hands down!

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                  Unreal now that I have won the argument hands down, you better bugger off.

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                    What else can I do with you when your understanding of English and language skill is so abysmal. I have had enough fun with you. Good bye.

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                      Hey Unreal, your intelligence is like an abyss. If I fall into it there is no coming back. It is a deep black hole of emptiness. It stinks of cow dung. So you had enough fun? I don’t think so, please come back and entertain yourself with your stupidity being thrashed down to the ground. You are a sad and lonely fellow who goes around looking for companionship, sorry I cannot give you companionship but can beat with abuse. Do you still need more, come back anytime UNREAL.

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    How much the editor & pro LTTE tail mafia paid to current regime bigwigs to penalise this brave officer? Any way thanks for letting cat out of pro LTTE Mafia. Wait til Gtabaya come in.

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      Wait til Gtabaya come in.

      WHY?

      To misuse his powers and steal all government funds.

      He was in power for nearly 10 years.

      Tell us what did he do to the poor?

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        George – He did his part well as Defence Secretary and managed to end the war here and we gave him credit for that by bringing his brother into power again in 2010, and it was after this only, with the huge mandate ppl gave, he along with his infamous brothers and his kith and kin began robbing the country’s wealth in the guise of development. And this is what he did after that – he saw that garbage is collected for Colombo people, made parks for the Colombo elite to jog around, broke pavements that were there in very good shape since Dutch governed here, with tiles imported by brother Basil, built the Arcade at Torrington Square at a huge cost, another white elephant, insisted high end boutiques to open shops inside and they were scared to refuse him then and shop keepers are lamenting now, one can see tourists about the place, they only look around and don’t buy, Gota terrorised every sector, you cannot call it disciplining, Armed Forces personnel and government servants, they worked with a fear psychosis, even the garbage man knew and feared white van abductions. And whoever who revolted against him were sent 6 ft under, not only journalists and politicians f other camps, even ruggerites were silenced, we all know how.
        And to the author, Mr. Kirubaharan – if you are concerned, don’t just predict and wait, we saw how predictions made by Sumanadasas backfiring last time, any strong prediction can be twisted around by the people’s vote and I’m certain whatever said and done at this time by the JVP, Puravasi Balaya and others to oppose the government now, it is mainly to get this government in to action, and till 2020 we all will not spare the President and PM, but will put pressure on them to deliver what they promised us and we are certain it will happen, gradually, and above all, we already feel the balmy breath of justice upon this country and those who wronged us, the masses, they would be brought to book. And if this government does not do the job, then too, we are not without options, not rajapakses though !

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      Chintaka jayasena

      Is your uncle Gaotabaya a bila?

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      Gotapaya & Mahinda did not steal Tamils money. They robbed the public money that belongs to Sinhalese. A Sunday English newspaper proved how they paid to LTTE agent and kept a large sum with them. They killed more Sinhalese than Tamils if you find the truth. Gotapaya is the one put over 60,000 Sinhalese in mass graves while Mahinda is pretending as a Human rights activist. Do you know why he is visiting to China? Fools like you are not bothered about how they destroy you!

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        Ajith, were you born as “single balled”? Im sure, something is missing from you. Otherwise you wont come up with such bullshit crap.

        See an appropriate doc, rather soon. Get a life.

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          I think you should see a doctor – not a normal one – but a vet.

          We now know how yours have been. My dog could be more wise than you are. I am really sorry, I wish a country free of MAxes if we are to be taken forward.

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            Leelagemalli, honestly, I too thought the same about you. By the way, what’s your breed? Mine is a “wal balla”.

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              Mr. Max OHOMA YANG… that will help the nation for sure…
              Btw, that was clear to everyone on this CT. Sometimes, they felt the loads of sums may have been offered to you by Athigaru et al, should be really high not allowing you to turn your mind easily.
              Let s see it in the reality, Aluthgamage will be the person to be jailed soon. All others will follow. Jayawewa to lanken folks that respect law and orders above anything else.

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                Dont you think, there should be a limit to your stupidness Leelagemalli ??

                //Btw, that was clear to everyone on this CT. Sometimes, they felt the loads of sums may have been offered to you by Athigaru et al, should be really high not allowing you to turn your mind easily.//

                Loopy soul Leela, I cant stop myself laughing at you for what you say. Is it how you alleged people as money takers?

                Then I can imagine your talks of “robs” of Rajapakshes!

                OHOMA YANG.. the remaining small lot also will evade yahapa.. thanks to your kind of loopy supporters.

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              Max- my dog is smart, not wanting to know even anything about you. he was embarrased, I posed your question about the breed to him… that means – no to those go on licking the back sides of Rajaakshes.

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              May I send you a packet of dog fodder from London..MAX ? perhaps that could keep you normal. Unfortunately, even dog fodder of current day are contaminated by Glyphosat.

              Was that not a great step of curent Sl regime to ban import of Glyphosat to the country ? EU countries fight even today not being able to ban Glyphosat -US MONSANTO BIOHERBICIDE what EU failed was done by My3/Ranil:::: give the respect where it is due … if you are raised that way …

              Balige puthas – bitches sons of previous regime let all the injurious getting into the country. That then added to the drinking/surface water. Poor farming community became renal sick as a consequence (Researchers proved all these).
              All these families lost their husbands, sons, wifes, sisters, mothers…. for only reasons, the drinking water was contaminated by GLYPHOSAT.

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          I have the feeling – MAX could do lot more towards getting EXTREMISTS back into power, if he got married to that Mangalaramaya Temple -mad monk, or Colombo barbaric BBS lead Balusara – I really dont know what this boy has been doing.
          These men are blood related to Buruwanse and Gonthadipila – the replile blood would poison entire srilanka this way.
          My grand ma reminded me –

          “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

          ― Mark Twain

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        Ajith,

        if I may add you here. There had been a court case against Mahinda Rajakapskeh for having abused Tsunami billions that were donated by Europeans, Americans and other powerful countries for the victims. In that court case, he was not charged as an embezzelor. However that two-tongued former CJ -Sarath Balu Silva corrected it as ” Actually, I was wrong in that verdict in which Rajapakshe was set free – it was my mistake – I seek apology from the nation for the incorrible blunder”.

        So, this proves one part that Rajapakshes never concerned to whom those funds were belonged – if they wanted to abuse.

        And secondly, Sarath Fonseka confirmed last years, there should be more of the hundreds of kgs of Gold that Army forces found from the former rebells – and since to his times, those numbers went to over 200 kgs of Gold. And there were also rumours in COLOMBO circles, that Rajaakshe wife – former first lady had been busy with gold businesses within colombo society ladies. :: there cant be a smoke without fire…. however Rajaakshes magicians have proved not once or twice, but dozens of times, they can turn even MAXES and SUMANDSEKARAS AND DAYAN JAYATHILAKAS life long blind. ::::
        THAT is what we experience today, MAXES remain MAXES.. they continue to their Rajapakshe back licking culture- for their own gains.

        So I will not add anything in term sof MAX again, he is the most stupid young man I know.. he will never change- as common parlance says…
        Dog tail will never be straightened even if it would have put in a bamboo

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          Ah.. Colombo society ladies are the source for you uncle Sam? Not a bad association for you, at the old age!

          Guess, Hugh Hefner or John Amare are not your role models!

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      Chintaka jayasena said: How much the editor & pro LTTE tail mafia paid to current regime bigwigs to penalise this brave officer? Any way thanks for letting cat out of pro LTTE Mafia. Wait til Gtabaya come in.

      TFN: How much money did the Parayapaksas pay Thamilchelvam (LTTE) in the Vanni jungles through Tiran Alles? Do you want to know the amount? Please let me know and I can provide you the details. I can also include the details of who else was involved, why it was paid, how the helicopter landed with sacks of cash and how it took off from there.

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    This is an era of murderous terrorists become freedom fighters and those who save the country and the people from anarchy and murder become traitors.

    No wonder, pen terrorists like this particular author erupts when spineless, effigy type leaders rule the country.

    Whatever the crap in his long tale, the last paragraph is hopeful anyway. Good for all peace loving Sri Lankans – Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burger, Vedda Community and every single person lives in this lovely island.

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      Actually, those who betrayed and abused the people s funds for their family wealth remain untouched for some reasons…. is painstaking.

      I know you the men who hang on the tails of Rajaakshes will long to get them back. But that can only be a dream.

      Very same folks would not let them rape and abuse by them again, exception is the men like Maxes WILL never say genug ist genug – enough is enough. They are just addicted by Rajaakshe Manthra.

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        Simon aiya, I do not think you deserve a response. If I were to response all the stupid blind worshipers of yahapa in CT, I wont be able to do anything else!

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          I thought you ve been busy only with Rajapakshes.

          And from what we get to read from you – we never thought you could have brains to do anything else.

          More just spend the day on village culverts – today not being able to be part of abusive Pradeshieeya Saba men for their various kind of fradulent projects- are also very much against with THOUGH slow moving yahaplaanaya mechanisms.
          So Max- please try to grow up. Your parents and teachres obviously failed to get you on proper tracks. But today is no too late.
          Do it for the sake of a better future of this nation.

          Greetings from Freezing Berlin/Germany.

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            I think, this nation’s existence – at least to this level – due to the absence (physically) lunatics like you. Better be there in freezing Germany. (Germans are usually a smart nation. But, that does not mean they are smart at everything. If so, they would not keep a stupid like you Simon aiya there in Germany).

            Be there forever and go shopping for this below zero regime, online.

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              Typical extremist mind set – if anyone would bear anything against those of you guys – you have to go against them radically. Gota did it to the top. But current men dont follow the bugger et al. That is why the current regime moves slowly. But one thing is clear, people are given more freedom – even if you grass eaters make every effort to switch back to the most abusive bunch of the nation.
              Anyways, people are no fool as appeared to be.
              But ones born stupid/meeharak- will die also like that.

              Final effort to turn you an unbiased person: Please consult a professional(not from GMOA)- and ask what you have been doinga good job- if the professionals are not bribed by MR thugs upto now, he or she would day ” my child, you need not to go after rascals, thugs, chain robbers, rapists, uneducated, uncultured men andwomen again”. That way, you may turn to become a good person.

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              This nation s existence would have reached top levels – had there been no virulent minded Maxes for sure. You the ilk behave like frog in wells. When you start realizing it- only the exponential curve of the progress can be expected. Good luck Boy…

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              They keep me not to ruin anyone but to be part of biomedical research.

              Anyways, Rajapakshe keep you for their political survival. That is the saddest truth.

              If there are no racism, Rajapaskehs will have no topics to feed you the ilk. Wait and see how many more months the men will walk free ?

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      Max, do you agree with what was written in the last para?

      It says,

      This will create a path for the tyrant regime to carry out more corruption and ‘tit for tat’ against the present Ministers and others.

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        Fernando, do you agree with what this ‘pen terrorist’ has written?

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          Simon is right – a dog tail would not be straightened even if it is put in a bamboo sheath.

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          Do you realise that you are recomending the author for an award!

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    The day Sri Lankan Government’s have confidence and employ Tamils to manage Law and Order in the Northern Province, half of our problems will be solved.

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      The day Sri Lankan Government’s have confidence and employ Tamils to manage Law and Order in the Northern Province,

      Two examples are Wigneswaran and Arjun Mahendran.

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    Mr Kirubaharan: You said: “The mills of GOD grind slow but sure”. As far as this case is concerned , there is another “GOD” who has “Slowed” down the mill. Our President has questioned the IGP, why this arrest has taken place. Did he not know that a PSD vehicle was missing and it was found in the possession of this ex DIG? For nearly two years (i.e. from January 8, 2015) he kept the vehicle belonging to the Government without returning it to where it belonged. So, is it a matter for the President of the country to question why a person who has robbed a Government property is arrested and remanded? This Government is yet to find so many vehicles belonging to the Government gone missing. In this instance too, the President will say: “My conscience spoke”. If he says that as in the previous case of his “out burst”, then the people will have to ask him back; “what that conscience stands for”? Now this arrested ex DIG who ROBBED a Government property is “released” on bail. That is the LAW of this country and not the GOD,s MILL.

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    For sure this guy will pay the price for his misdeeds one way or the other whichever way you look at it.

    Ever since this country gained independence, this country has been going south, if one thinks now it is coming to an end, then they are sadly mistaken, the war coming to an end is only a temprory stopover in the downward journey of this country, very soon it’s going to hit rock bottom, and Gota coming in will fast track the process.

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    S. V. Kirubaharan,

    Sarathchandra’s actions are utterly disgusting, despicable and to be honest incomprehensible to a Human mind! But, can’t say I am surprised. STF has a long history of crimes. Most of the killings during the 1987-89 period was by special police and para-military groups. ‘Black Cats’ were one of the most notorious. Out of the 60,000 – 70,000 killed during 87-89 about 10,000 – 15,000 were killed by the JVP. All of the others were killed by the GoSL. Most of them were killed extra-judicially after being tortured in the most inhumane, barbaric manner. Burning alive using tyres was quite common.

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    One cannot blame him alone !! He is only a police man working for his salary !! It is the state !! It’s government !! It’s leaders !its administration !! It’s politicians !! The citizens who elected them to office !! In 1949 citizenship act Land grab and state aided majority’s settlements among Tamils !! 1956 language policy !! In 1956 A peaceful protest by Tamil parliamentarians attacked !! They were striped to their under wear in gall face green!! By the Sinhalese mobs !! The state and its security forces did nothing to protect them !! Again In 1958 violence against Tamils !! The state and it forces did nothing to stops!! Banning of Tamil media and literature from out side !! 1971 universities act !! In 1981 Destruction of Jaffna public. Library!! When tamil civilians were attack by Sinhalese mobs in 1958 ,1977,1983 !! The state did nothing to stop !!The police officers who killed people by cutting the electrical cable during world Tamil language conference in 1974 !! The state did nothing to bring to Justise!! The people !! politician !! Security forces !! Who burned down the public library of Jaffna !! Two programs in the biggest prison, Sinhalese inmates killed 53 of their Tamil counterparts !! Till today no justice done !! All those involved in the violence against got promoted too !!!

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      That is correct. It is the corrupt system that is causing such incidents to take place with impunity. Some ministers are against federal solution. That is mischief because they themselves cannot offer any solution. Then the new constitution should reduce the power of the parliament and vest the powers in the government institutions by protecting them from political interference. Let politicians be directors and government institutions be the managers. This way, justice will prevail. Let anyone rule the country under this system. They cannot harm the law abiding citizens.

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    President Sirisena has asked Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop all charges of human rights violations against Sri Lanka.

    If this happens, persons like Sarathchandra will have their past wiped clean, along with all that of all other war ‘heroes’.
    Let us wait for this to happen.

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    Do not worry once in power very soon Gptha will destroy all evidence and eye witnesses and free all the members of the royal family from all the frauds and murders.

    Not only this all those who have been convicted for murder and frauds and remaining in prison or death row will be freed to go home and there will be peace and tranquillity in the way some saffron clad terrorists
    preach and advocate.

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    Gota and for that any Rajapakse coming back rests with GG. MS/RW are moving slowly
    so as to not upset the apple-cart. The small fry cases will obviously be heard first as investigations are localised. All this will add up to run down MR “Governance” of the past. Gota & Basil have to device various cunning ways and threats to make their moves, which will itself prove to be a drawback to establishing any success to future involement.

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    So this is the pattern of the arrests?
    Thanks for revealing everything to us.
    People who fought against terrorism are targeted slowly!
    Otherwise day in, day out we see mps officers, civil servents abusing vehicle, Why on earth this retired man!

    I feel like Tissa Attanayake told the truth!

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    s.v.kIRUBAHARAN has been straining so much that he must be constipated with hordes of evidence.Nothing about the Governments at the time.
    S.V.Kirubaharan…. please take note of own goals scored by Thamby in the murders begining from Alfred Duraiappa, Amir, Yogesh & priceless Neelan & Kadir.
    WHEN DO WE HOPE TO START AFRESH OR THIS GUY BANKING ON WASINGTON EVEN AFTER A REGIME CHANGE???What about us? Cannon fodder for your $$$$???

    “This gentleman came in civil clothes with another two policemen in a car borrowed from a rich man” – So who was this rich man? A Tamil ?

    “He beat them mercilessly until his baton broke into pieces” – The baton broke but nothing happened to the students, Mmmmm another rich anecdote

    “These were natural deaths but his beating may have contributed to their death” – Now S.V.Kirubaharan has gazed into his Crystal ball.

    “He also associated with an Ayurvedic practitioner who was criminally responsible for many unlawful acts” – Was this practioner too a Tamil?

    “While Sarathchandra was the OIC at Annaikoddai, he misused others’ vehicles” – These vehicle owners too were Tamils?

    “killing of two youths in his policing area at Navaly and another five youths on the same day in Jaffna. Sarathchandra was one of the people accused of carrying out these murders.” – Was Sarathchandra INDICTED FOR THESE CRIMES? iF NOT WHY NOT NOW, KIRU?

    OMG, SarathchaNDRA THE KILLING MACHINE HAS KILLED THEM ALL “Parliamentarians and journalists who worked tirelessly to highlight the human rights situation in the East were killed one after the other within a short period – Joseph Pararajasingham M.P, Ariyanayagam Chandranehru M.P, journalists Taraki Dharmeratnam Sivaram, Aiyathurai Nadesan and others.

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      Mmmmm

      To be frank, people in Jaffna then knew more about him, than about Pirapaharan.

      Mmmmm

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    If Maithiri and Ranil go, it will be back to the Rajapaksas. As I have always emphasised, why should the Tamils be made pawns to the devious games of the Sinhalese? The misery of the Tamils will continue and the only way out is to go their separate ways. Let the Sinhalese fight and die among themselves. Sure, their hero Mahinda will emerge as their hero and let them learn what a scoundrel he is. The true nature will become clear when Tamils are out of the equation. Tamils have to stand steadfast to go their way. For the Sinhalese, apiece of advice: your politicians have ruined the whole country and this will continue unabated. They have divided the clergy, the people and almost anything you can think of. Nine years have passed since the end of the war, and please think how how your lives have economically improved?

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      Jansee,

      “The misery of the Tamils will continue and the only way out is to go their separate ways”

      Are you going to take the free house you got from Mrs Bandaranaike also with you

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    So the lesson we are learning here is better to leave Sri Lanka for good and settle some where else and start writing columns like this!

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      [Edited out]

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    Why not arrest the thirty MPs who sold their permits for over Rs thirty million each with a loss for the country in billions before arresting this poor DIG for misuse of a vehicle valued at Rs 140, 000

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    These are the people who created LTTE

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    prabakaran was a murderer. good he is dead. we as sri lankens can live peacefully because prabakaran is dead.
    not that i support MR & GOTA. They were usefull, not anymore. lets build the country, than going back to racist wars.

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    Is this the same man who was accused of Richard de Zoysa’s murder? Mahawedikkaraje Sarathc handra?together with Ranchagoda?

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      Certainly not.

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      Certrainly not. That was done by Udugampola and his team.

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    S. V. Kirubaharan

    Arrested for misusing a vehicle.

    big deal.

    Every MP parliament had more than one mansion. Every child relative is in a executive position. Thye steal vehiscles from the govt. But, low blind for them.

    what Do you think of British Police, Remember the guy who shot and killed that innocent Latino who was running for train.

    Is running illegal in England ? or is it only for immigrents, they can not run infront of police ?

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    This guy is a Tamil lover.

    but, instead of marrying a Tamil girl he married a White girl and speak English.

    what a way to help Tamil ?

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    Kirubaharan,

    Thanks for letting us all know about the history of this murderous bloke. He is a Sinhalese thug with no brains. He by his actions ensured a steady flow of recruits to Prabakarans LTTE camp.

    Hatred is instilled in the hearts of Sinhalese from birth. Then reinforced til death. It gnaws in their hearts like a cancer. Killing and maiming and robbing and raping Tamils and Muslims is done with glee. The worst murderer and torturer of a minority member a Sinhalese man is, the most adulations and congratulations they receive.

    To this day I have not met a single Sinhalese countryman of mine who will admit blame for the creation of the LTTE. Not a single Sinhalese who can see that it is the systemic hatred and violence against Tamils that gave birth to LTTE. They still blame the Tamils for the violence and completely ignore the fact that it is the Sinhalese who created the violent LTTE.

    Kirubaharan, whatever your intentions were in exposing the murderous history of this man, I assure you it backfired on you. Sinhala Buddhist who never heard of this Sarathchandra’s murderous misdeeds will now have another hero to worship.

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      Sarathchandra known among the south politicians as a hero for killing Tamil youths in Jaffna. This is the reason he was promoted to the rank of a DIG. Also Sirisena ordered to release him within four days instead of 6th of december.

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    I wont fully discount what the author has written. It is a fact that the racial hatred grown to such an extent owing to the actions of some Sinhala/Tamil politicians and extremist. Few individuals of Police also partly to be blamed for such escalations. The duty of the Police is not to punish the culprits but to investigate issues and resort for legal action it is a prosesutable offence. Further, Police need to secure the community acceptance/respect by their own actions. Respect and acceptance to be earned and not by exercising power.

    Over many decades Police has been politicize by corrupt politicians, it is difficult to reverse in a short space of time whilst interference is still the state business.

    I saw in one of the articles today that Police is going to establish a university, not sure the urgency when we have Kothalawala defence academy to produce such personnel. Anyway will hope we will have respectable Police Force in time to come

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      No university would eradicate the impunity that ingrained in this mahavamsa mind set culture of Srilanka.

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    It looks this same guy has written the Tamil history in Sri lanka.

    It looks he gives lot of evidence as he had been at the site.

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      Jim Shitty, this is coming from a whore who carries an English name…..Jim Softy?

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        Tamil from the north

        Dalits have mouths, when they are in Keneda.

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          Dalits have mouths when they are in Keneda?

          Hahahahaha…………..bloody gamaya banda, can’t even write a decent sentence in English coherently. We are able to write because we are in Canada, not a 3rd world country where gamaya bandas rule. [Edited out]

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    It looks this same guy has written the Tamil history in Sri lanka.

    It looks he gives lot of evidence as he had been at the site.

    So, if this Police OIC was 20 years old at around 1975, by now, he should be 61 years old.

    Does he l.ook like 61 years old ?

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    Just arrest then bail him out the next date will be on Oct 17 on that day impound the passport that’s all.

    What a blessed country.are we competing with Somalia?

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      Kugan:

      What a blessed country.are we competing with Somalia?

      So, Tamilnadu should be worae than somalia.

      That is why you Tamils don’t want to go back to Tamilnadu .

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        Jim Shitty, let me know when you are heading back to Orissa, I will buy you the ticket [Edited out]

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    Kirubaharan

    Thanks for bringing to light the ugly face of Saratchandra.

    STF was established as a specialist arm of the Sri Lanka government to deal with the Tamil rebels. I believe when the new recruits were trained they were taught to hate the Tamil youths and deal with all the Tamils as enemies. I have come across good ordinary Sinhala soldiers who were kind and friendly towards the Tamils but not any STF members. Many Tamils who lived in Batticaloa during the late eighties and nineties will tell you how brutal the STF members were compared to the SL Army soldiers. Incidentally, at that time STF was confined to the Eastern Province and Tamils in the North were spared.

    When the first batch of STF was sent to Batticaloa, they openly went out on the streets of Batticaloa town demonstrating their power and tried to instil fear in the minds of the Batticaloa Tamils. I still remember a young handsome SI who was at the Batticaloa Police station turned out to be a different guy when he joined the STF and came back to Batticaloa with that first STF batch. Of course, he was a fearless guy. I later learnt that he was gunned down by the LTTE in a brutal confrontation somewhere in the Chenkalady area.

    May be it is Karma that Saratchandra is now paying for the sins he committed against the Tamils. But, not everything is bad for him because he has powerful patrons in the Joint Opposition.

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      STF consist of Singhalese and some Muslims.

      Not a single Tamil works in the STF.

      STF = Sinhala Trust Force.

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        Earlierm there were Tamils in the army. They involved in Training LTTE and giving information to LTTE.

        WE need to wait and see what will happen this time

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          Never mind.

          Here the question is about STF = Sinhala Trust Force.

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    No one should be above the law. Even a rupee of state funds is taxpayers money. When I smoke a cigarette I know I pay over 40 rupees tax per single cigarette and a bottle of Arrack over Rs.500. Deterrent punishment should be the case for misusing state property as we know from vehicles to official quarters they don’t return when they retire. We have only Srilankans before the law not Forces personnel drivers Doctors the rich and the poor. Equality before the law should prevail.

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    Let us not judge the contents of the author’s article with his antecedents. Discounting for possible exagerations, yet the charges against this Police bloke levelled by the author is pretty serious. I am inclined to believe the author, his basic position that the Ex-DIG, long years ago acted inhumanly against the citizenry. It is common knowledge that those in uniformed authority treated the young in Jaffna in a degrading manner in early 1980’s. That could be one of the contributory factors, possibly a major one, for the growth of the Tiger movement and definitely not the sole cause. It is interesting to note that although that was the scenario in the early 1980’s it was not so afterwards and the young were forcibly conscripted to the LTTE. I do not have make a big narration with regard to what happened thereafter.

    I would like to conclude this comment by highlighting the fact that citizenry of all creed be treated with respect by public officials.

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      Good Sense Kallathoni:

      So, you want any way to prosecute and punish Because Tamil kallathonic like Sinhala blood ?

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        jim Hard

        at present are you unemployed?

        If so, you can join BBS, they need people like you.

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        Ado Jim Shitty bastard how did your great grand father Vijaya and his hoodlum friends arrive in Ceylon? on a B747-200?

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