14 December, 2017

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WikiLeaks: Disappearances Not Under Order From Central Authorities – ICRC To US Mission To UN

“Regarding disappearances, he said that there has been a long tradition of arrests and disappearances in Sri Lanka by people in civilian clothing. While ICRC has knowledge about a certain number of cases, most appear to be people abducted/arrested by either Tamil auxiliary forces or local authorities, not under order from central authorities, but connected to local political circumstances. On the other hand, there appears to have been no pattern of systematic disappearances during the GSL’s screening of the population that fled the fighting.”

Outside the TMVP office in Tirukkovil – White van with newspaper in place of number plate and Jeevendran and Inayapaarathi – Picture taken from inside our van through the windscreen – Picture by Uvindu Kurukulasuriya

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The “Confidential” cable discuses what had happened on the ground during and since the conflict. The cable was signed by the US Ambassador to Geneva Clint Williamson on July 15, 2009.

After a meeting with Jacque de Maio, ICRC Head of Operations for South Asia on July 9, 2009, just two months after the war,the Ambassador wrote;”De Maio explained that ICRC has a fairly good network of people to whom family members report arrests/disappearances. In the cases of those who seem to disappear during screening, most of them turn up within days, and were three to five times more likely to be found if they received a report within twenty-four hours of disappearance. He believed that many incidents were driven by the GSL view that all civilians coming out of the Vanni were presumed guilty by the government. ICRC has been visiting regularly 11,400 people arrested and interned in 10 camps as suspected LTTE fighters.”

Other related stories to this cable;

WikiLeaks: It’s Not Genocide, Army Could Have Won The Battle With Higher Civilian And Less Army Casualties – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: LTTE Stored Weapons At Hospitals – ICRC To US Mission To UN

WikiLeaks: Govt. Restricted Blood Bags, ICRC Stopped Counting Dead Children Because No Blood Available – ICRC To US Mission To UN

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    Yes, yes that is true. Nobody disappeared in Sri Lanka under the order of central authority. Actually they disappeared themselves. Another Kamalesh Sharma.

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      Of course they should call it a genocide even if the killers are LTTE and help us the terrorist supporters.

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    It is clear how close this lady with Central authority. Nothing would have happened without her knowledge. How confident she is that there was no order from the Central authority.

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      Ajith,

      Have you filed any charges against VP’s LTTE operatives in the West?

      They are complicit in making many thousands of Tamil kids disappear from their families. As child soldiers or suicide bombers in VP’s dream team of elite killers.

      PS: Do not forget to have a chat with Adele Balasingham in London.

      Cheers!

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        Ben,

        You are complicit yourself in making thousands of Tamil kids disappear from their families by your racist Sinhala military before, during and after LTTE. How many cases you have filed about the cases of disappearance in Sri Lanka by your boss Gota and its Tamil paramilitary groups. Do you believe that Sri Lankan forces did not involve with any of the disappearances and murders of civilians in Sri Lanka?

        P.S: Do not forget to have a chat with Gotapaya about the white van.

        Cheers!

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        Ben- Hurling ( throw or propel with great force)

        Before you ask Ajith to file any charges against the LTTE operatives in the West why don’t you ask the War Criminal and the Child Molester Karuna who is lying next to you. His Sinhalese [Edited out] runs a Brothel and why don’t you pop in for a massage and ask her nicely and I am told that she is an old hand in this type of Job. Wait to hear from you

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          Moderator,

          I am surprised that you have decided to edit out [Edited out]

          Provide proof – CT

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          Kali
          War criminals are happily living in Western countries, having “disappeared” by boat and acquiring new identities. The world also knows Tamil children and elderly were abducted by the LTTE to go to the battle front or work as slaves. Many of them died and they too joined the so called disappeared group.

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            Raja you Sinkalam,

            aka Appuhamy and Punchi Banda

            You are another COWARD hiding behind a Tamil name to send Racist Sinhlese message. Shame on you . I can take the message from a Sinkalam under a Sinkala name but a from a Coward like you IDIOT.

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              Raja is also shorten version of The Royal Family.

              levi

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            SHANKAR has now become RAJA and no doubt will turn into hopefully Karuna nex.

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      Which ‘lady’ is that Ajith :D

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    Very interesting, but then who is responsible for creating a state of lawlessness in the Country?

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    This is a setup to save Got-a-baya and put the noose around Sharvendra Silva.

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      Park

      They are both parked on the wrong side of Justice. They will both be punished don’t you worry mate.

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    Everything positive seems to appear negative to those with negative outlook and hell bent on vengence for the loss of their investments.
    They cared two hoots for the loss of innocent lives of Tamil youth & children.

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    I’m not sure how authentic this is but I love it :)

    All countries should adopt this policy without pandering to the stupid and arrogant demands of moronic groups !!

    Putin’s Speech on Feb. 04, 2013
    This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin…. How scary is that? On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:

    He said: “In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians”.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation!

    If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem!

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      Dear Nissanka
      Please ask your mentor Why are his women coming to this island as prostitutes. Several sex workers were caught in Colombo in recent part. Or were they part of minority.

      What was Russia doing all these years with USSR.

      Also remember to quit the Island and leave it to the descendants of Ravana the Tamil Siva worshipping king. Also take away your North Indian “Bodu” Gangs. But remember to leave your dravidian Genes you collected over the year. We Ravana followers have no objections to your carrying away the white man’s genes you collected whilst warning the beds of the guests of Honour.

      Why harp on the impossibilities. Lets find ways and means to reconcile.

      levi

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    Many people were made to disappear by terrorist. Not always, sometimes by ransom seekers, business enemies, for love affairs. If a drug dealer or a “Kappan Karaya” with political connection disappears there could be a link to police in which case we can’t blame the police for cleaning the society of social parasites.

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