23 September, 2018

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WikiLeaks: India Supports Sri Lankan Military Only Defensively – India

“Expediting aid to Jaffna via Sri Lanka’s large and powerful neighbor makes perfect logistical and economic sense and will help to temporarily defuse an incipient controversy over a UN resupply effort by sea. At the same time, the Charge’s comments make clear that India remains sensitive to potential charges that India’s provision of aid opens the door to claims by both the Tamil and Sinhalese sides that India is again meddling in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Blake

Blake

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” and recounts details of a meeting US Embassy had with the  Indian Acting High Commissioner Manikkamon. The cable was written by the US Ambassador to Colombo,Robert O. Blake on November 07, 2006.

The ambassador wrote; “President Mahinda Rakapaksa has announced plans to travel to New Delhi November 26-29 where he will meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and address a conference of Asian mayors in Dehra Dun. Acting High Commissioner Manikkam told DCM that the heads of state will focus on defense cooperation, economic links, and the ‘political situation,’ i.e., Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. Manikkam stressed that India supports the Sri Lankan military only defensively. He mentioned India’s provision to the GSL of ‘defensive’ military equipment, such as explosive detection dogs, and training programs, which include joint exercises and the training of 400 Special Protection Force commandos for diplomatic VIPs. He noted that detection dogs had discovered several truckloads of LTTE explosives but that ‘we don’t expect Colombo to be targeted’ at this juncture.”

“On economic cooperation, Manikkam said the Government of India (GOI) and the GSL are pursuing an enhanced free trade agreement. Manikkam expressed concern over the Sri Lanka Supreme Court’s October ruling against the merger of the North and East provinces. He described the de-merger as a major setback which has “strengthened the LTTE by demonstrating that the GSL can’t be trusted. Post will report by septel on the Ambassador’s November 7 meeting with Presidential Advisor Lalith Weeratunga on GSL efforts to supply food and other commodities to Jaffna.” Blake further wrote.

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  • 13
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    US, UN and India were all playing a game knowing very well GSL was sending food and all other necessities to areas under LTTE control, but the Tigers were confiscating them for their own use. These three players didn’t have the honesty or the political will to admonish the Tigers and stop them from depriving the Tamil people of their essential supplies.

    In addition the Sri Lankan government kept paying salaries to public sector employees in areas under LTTE control even though the Tigers had taken the administration and all public services into their hands. So virtually GSL was feeding the Tigers and sustaining their fascist regime in northeast making it possible for them to launch deadly terrorist attacks in the rest of the country. As far as I know the Sri Lankan government was the only government to do so.

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      You bloody fool, first understand that LTTE came into being due to the racism of sinhalese. The diaspora tamils are all fellows we sinhalese harrassed, burnt, looted and maimed and remnants who fled from our own harrassments. Dont blame anybody else for our own inborn racism and uncivilised behaviour.

      • 11
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        Two wrongs don’t make a right boy.

      • 10
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        Another clueless naive idiot or a NGO paid lowlife scumbag. Using a riot that lasted less than a week to justify terrorism that lasted 3 decades.

        According to violence advocates like this scumbag blacks in US/UK should be excused to engage in terror just because whites used them as slaves a century ago. How moronic.

      • 3
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        I understand that the latest Channel 4 movie on unbelievable, but true, cruel and ghastly Sri Lankan genocide scenes of Tamils (taken by Sri Lankan soldiers) during the war is coming soon.

        Let it tear the masks of the embedded writers and analysts propping up the genocidal regime and its henchmen.

        These are the barbarians and the state the writers want Tamils to reconcile with!

        Better to perish than living under the jack boots of these barbarians.

        This movie must be shown in Geneva in March 2014.

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          Basing an argument on a documentary from unnamed ‘sources’ using mobile phone footage which if absolutely top of the range would be 5 megapixels back then in 2009 would be ludicrous.
          I highly doubt ‘evidence’ from the loony lefty folks at channel 4 would hold up in any court. Unless the court is also filled with loony lefties that preach human rights to the world yet are ignorant to the crimes committed by their leaders. Tony Blair must love these distractions.

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          [Edited out]

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            Thiru

            You naive Tamil racist and LTTE fanatic, you are going to be deeply disappointed when the whole ‘war crimes’ drama finally comes to an end. Yes, this is a drama enacted by the US and India with the help of the UN to appease their own guilt at having assisted Sri Lanka in ruthlessly crushing the LTTE. They will go through the motions and finally close the file after meting out some platitudinous reprimand and token economic penalties to Sri Lanka. That’s it. There would be nothing to write home about. If they were to properly investigate the matter then war crimes committed by the IPKF, the assistance provided to Sri Lanka by India and US in defeating the Tigers, and the failure of western governments to stop the Tamil diaspora from engaging in terrorist activities against Sri Lanka would all be revealed. That’s why this whole Geneva thing is going to be just an eyewash. This is realpolitik of the Machiavellians. So learn to relax, and enjoy what is left of your life. Good luck.

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          A little ignorant to the war crimes committed by the LTTE. Or does mentioning their crimes make the Tamils look less like the victims? There were two sides that fought this war matey, not one.

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        spark

        You piece of [Edited out] who do you think you can fool?
        You are a Tiger Tamil suffering from constipation
        and cognitive decline since the LTTE was sparked
        in the [Edited out] by MR. First you Tamil moron learn to
        speak and behave like a civilized human before you
        open your stinking mouth. You imbecile don’t you
        see outrider is making a very valid point. The LTTE
        grabbed all food, medicine and other essential
        commodities sent to the north by the government
        for its own use. That means the barbaric killer
        Pirapakaran was eating the food sent by the government
        while fighting it like the shameless pig he was. You
        and the rest of the diaspora knew this and yet without any
        conscience were carrying on a disinformation campaign
        that the government was starving the Tamils in the
        north. And as outrider correctly point out this
        situation was known to India and the US and yet they
        were putting on this drama.

        You are the worst racist scum to appear in these columns.
        Your speech is like the stink bombs you spark from your
        Tiger [Edited out
        ]

      • 1
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        Well said! Your put a nail on the coffin!

        Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid barbarians won’t understand pluralism, rule of law, respect, democracy, justice and they only understand oppression, violence and crimes

    • 6
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      You are correct. Can you imagine the US government paying and supplying personnel to prop up Al Qaeda ? Maybe there is some truth to the “Sinhalaya modaya” saying after all LOL

  • 6
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    See how these pundits viewed the terrorist issue at that time? De-merging north and east which makes so much sense is seen as strengthening the terrorists according to them. In short, we shouldn’t have done anything to upset the terrorists. We should have bended backwards to accommodate the terrorists, which we did until 2006. Maybe Ranil can come forward now and say that the country is in current plight because we de-merged north and east and bc we didn’t “heed” to his calls.

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    Another bullshit comment.Terrorism originates in a country due to bad policies and poor leadership. The JVP and LTTE are examples for Sri Lanka. Why arent their any similar terrorist orgisations originating in USA, West and even India? This is bcos the governance is democratic and they listen to all sections including minorities.

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      spark

      “Why arent their any similar terrorist orgisations originating in USA, West and even India?”

      Don’t forget

      Baader-Meinhof Germany,
      Red Brigades Italy,
      Euskadi Ta Askatasuna ETA(“Basque Homeland and Liberty”),
      IRA and CIRA (Continuity Irish Republican Army), LVF (Loyalist Volunteer Force)of UK.

      In India there are more than 180 terrorist groups either active or inactive. India is no better than Sri Lanka.

    • 7
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      You’ve obviously never heard of the KKK, IRA, Jewish Defence League, Aryan Nation and I could go on. All of these are involved in terrorist operations just like the LTTE. Oh and I agree with you on the last sentence of your comment. You can thank Edward Snowden for letting you know about how the government listens to all sections ESPECIALLY minorities.

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        Terrorism is a politically biased term thrown about by one side to demonize the other side. Those with military, diplomatic and media power make the term stick on their enemies.

        Lets not forget that Nelson Mandela and the ANC were classified as Terrorists and more recently the US removed the Iranian group MEK froms its Terrorist group list because MEK is fighting the Iranian government. When the Afghan Mujaheddin and Osama Bin Laden were fighting the Soviets they were Freedom Fighters but now they are terrorists or insurgents. There are also plenty of examples of governments engaging in the same and worse behavior as the so called terrorists they fight, but governments who support the US don’t get called state supporters of terrorism.

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          The LTTE use violence for political purposes. They are terrorists. Prabhakaran is a terrorist leader. Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter. No amount of political bias can put these two in the same boat.
          Isn’t it odd that the country that decides whether an organisation becomes one of freedom fighters or terrorists depending on their own self interests is now the country that is bringing a resolution against Sri Lanka on similar issue?

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            I stated that Terrorist is a politically biased word and your reponse was to simply retort that VP was terrorist and Mandela was a Freedom Fighter which just highlights your own political bias. Nelson Mandela and the ANC used violence they started out.

            GOSL used violence for political purposes before the LTTE. So have many other governments and rebel groups have used violence. Non violent protest does not work in every country and situation. Non violent protest against GOSL meets violent repression, which has been proven time and time again.

            When you are faced with violence then you either flee or fight or just lay down and die. For decades Tamils expereinced pogroms from the Sinhala chauvinist governments. For decades Tamils put with anti Tamil pogroms , and violence finally erupted because the Sinhala GOSL army was moving into the North and East, so Tamils in these regions knew their lot in life was going to mirror the Tamil situation in the Sinhala South.

            The US decided LTTE was terrorist . The US supported Sri Lanka even before LTTE emerged a cohesive and viable militant force. LTTE as we know it emerged because India was threatened by US designs in Sri Lanka, specifically Trinco harbour. So those who point to US self interst and hypocrisy must note that GOSL was a beneficiary of US self interest and hypocrisy too.

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      Like slavery? Do you know that USA had institutionalized slavery for 200 years? According to your logic blacks in US should have been the pioneers of terrorism not tamil militants.

      US does not have terrorists because they don’t tolerate nonsense. They don’t bring up petty excuses to compromise national security.

      • 0
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        You are dense if you think Tamils were the first people to pick up arms to fighter an aggressor.

        Blacks and Natives in the US during the times of slavery and colonisation did fight back against Whites. Tiny number of Blacks tried fighting back during the civil rights era but the power of the state was such that it never amounted to anything.

        Sri Lanka did not tolerate Tamil militancy, SL just did not have the technological disparity the US had over its Black and Native population to abe to decisively crush Tamils when Tamils first picked up arms. National security in GOSL pralance means Sinhala hegemony and suppression of Tamils.

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          They didn’t use arms. They used suicide vests. After all they invented it.

  • 1
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    No such thing as “defensive aid” , because any support towards the SL military is support of the SL military. This is spin by the Indians, skin to how the US under G.W. Bush rephrased state kidnapping to ” extra judicial renderings”.

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    The term Terrorism was an easy ploy by the Racist State after Sept.11th
    US incident. Had the SL State viewed the Ethnic plight since 1948 and
    moved in that direction, no JVP or LTTE may have been born and caused
    the death of so many lives of our own Citizen. Now a diaspora growing
    in mighty proportions has to be reckoned with for sheer “interference”?

    It is still not too late to resolve the issues once and for all.

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      This is the kind of nonsense that gave excuses to armed separatists and sustained the war for 30 years. Quite pathetic to see the fear mongers repeating the same lies even after the war ended and peace restored.

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        The war was started by your ilk because you have a genocidal mentality and think Sri lanka should only be for Sinhalese and you still hang on to this mentality. Decades of anti Tamil pogroms is what eventually led Tamil youth to take up arms.

        If you had to endure decades of state sponsored pogroms and discrimination under the British you would be glorifying those Sinhala who took up arms against the British as freedom fighters. You Sinhala Supremacists have selective memory, you conveniently want to ignore and sweep under the rug all the things you did for many decades, just like you try to cover up the genocidal slaughter of Tamils in 2009. Sri lanka is poor and screwed up because of the mentality of people like you. You are no different ot the Klan , Nazis , Arabs Islamists and Colonials.

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          War was started by my ilk only if I were a terror sponsor hiding in the luxury of west like a pussy and then sending money to a cold blooded animal to send poverty stricken children into the war field.

          I don’t know what kind of dishonesty can persuade you to repeat lies like this? If your innocent separatist thugs were unarmed in the first place how could the state start a war?

          and there were no decades of tamil pogroms in SL but only 1 pogrom and another riot which are serious injustices that should never take place again.

          If 83 pogrom is the real issue which persuaded you to terrorize this country why can’t we move forward now that there are no pogroms anymore? If pogroms were the real issue what is this still continuing dubious claims about a tamil homeland here?

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            Your Sinahal government started the war with its official discrimination, torture and slaughter of Tamils .

            What do you expect when you instigated the violence, do you think Tamils should put up with Sinhala oppression for eternity. The previous sentence is rhetorical because I already know that you believe that Tamils must accept they are 2nd class citizens and should accept any treatment meted out to them.

            The Separatists were armed because GOSL was armed and was using violence against Tamils. Tamils picked up arms AFTER Sinhalese unleashed several pogroms against Tamils and used their domination of the armed forces and the political establishment to oppress Tamils.

            1983 wasn’t the only pogrom, there were anti Tamil riots before that. There was State sanctioned discrimination and oppression by the Sri Lankan police against Tamil civilians. The Armed forces and Intelligence apparatus in Sri Lanka are all but in name Sinhala armed forces.

            There is no way to move forward when the Sinhala side wants to take over the North and East and subjugate the Tamils which it is currently doing. The denial of war crimes and the refusal to allow international investigations is more than enough proof that the Sinhala establishment aims for total domination of Tamils.

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      Never ever justify the deaths of innocent civilians.

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    Liberal one, Outrider aka the Nob-rider, Fidel and Mikhael are a bunch of fucktarts giving the thumbs up to each others comments. I wouldn’t be suprised if they all were the same person logging on different computers at an internet cafe. Why don’t you punks work for Rajapassa media, at-least you’d get a free laptop from the top [Edited out] Rajapussa. You bunch of faggots worshipping Rajapassa as if he payed for your education or got you job opurtunities. Why don’t you fags join the Jilmart banana republic Sinhala Parliament and express your views there.

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      We are not refugees in west to beg for jobs from Rajapakshe. We are just grateful that Rajapakshe wiped off the lying, violent, terrorists from this country so we can go about peacefully with out lives. Peace is not a right of only western citizen we also have a right to live peacefully.

      With a leader of opposition who is proving again again that he’s not prepared to take on the terror rump still operating in west we have no option other than Rajapakshe. If you really want to see the back of Rajapakshe stop your revenge campaign against us. We are more than ready to have a good peace time president but that is only if the terror rump gives up on their bogus homelands and revengeful acts going after hypocritical western countries and jeopardizing hard won peach and stability.

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      Your comment is a great example of what is known as a ‘butthurt tiger supporter’. Most people in this situation would move on from their terrorist ways when they realise they can’t get their own ethnic state but no, there’s obviously some sour grapes still. How about investing in something a bit more ethical like shares instead of terrorist organisations which kill thousands of people of every ethnic group? Or at least invest in a dictionary. I’m not sure what kind of job ‘opurtunities’ are available with your level of grammar. Perhaps you can work for and worship Mangala. But you’re not a fan of worshiping faggots noh?

  • 1
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    THE WORLD WATCHING OUR MOTHERLAND…THIS NATION BELONGS TO OUR PEOPLE LET IT BE MUSLIMS .TAMIL.SINHALESE.ETC OF ALL CREED AND RELIGION.AN ACCUSATION HUELED AT US WITH REGARDS TO THE END OF THE WAR IN 2009.OUR LEADERS AS WELL AS OUR PEOPLE KNOWS THAT OUR HANDS ARE CLEAN SO LET THE UN OR ANY CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION,,,AS TO THE RESULTS THE WORLD MIGHT NEED TO SEEK AN APOLOGY FOR THE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO OUR NATION….IN FAIRNESS THE NATION BELONGS TO ITS PEOPLE…UNP.UPFA,SAMASAMAJA,OR JVP OR ETC,,BUT WHY A INDIVIDUAL PARTY AND PERSONS DECIDING ON A NATIONAL ISSUE….IT SHOULD BE A COLLECTIVE DECISION IF OUR HANDS ARE BLOOD FREE,,BY THE CURRENT ACTIONS HIDING UNDER CHINESE DRESS WE ARE GIVING A STRONG MESSAGE….WE ARE WRONG,MY DEAR RAJAPAKSA BROTHERS STOPPED BEING HIGH HANDED,,BE LIKE YOUR DAD HON.LATE DA RAJAPAKSE AND NOT RASCALS ..YOUR UNCLE LATE GEORGE RAJAPAKSA WAS A CLEAN PERSON….RETRIBUTION IS GREAT IF YOU ARE STUBBORN,WHICH AFFECTS THE NATION LIKE LEADERS OF THE STATUS OF GADDAFI.,SADDAM HUSSEIN,POL POT…KHMER ROUGE….MY SINCERE EXPRESSIONS I AM WRITTING……

  • 1
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    The Sinhalese leaders have proved again and again that the Tamils cannot live with them and only Eelam is the answer to live with peace, harmony and prosperity.

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    Can anyone live with serial killers, psychopaths and serial rapists?

    The Sinhalese are denying an independent international investigation of the crimes committed by all as it will expose their serial killings, serial raping and other war crimes and genocide.

    Hence, Eelam is the only answer to put an end to Sinhala Buddhist Apartheid racism and oppression.

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    indian cenyre help the srilanka govt to killed the tigers.the LTTe was trained by indian prime minister ms indaraganthi.with the purpose of democracy to live in srilanka.mr manmonasingh gave the arms, money, manpower,he was monitering with his officials.stay in indian house in colombo.india must responsible for death mr paraba family.even childran violation of international criminal laws.today india in fence of geneva.

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