20 October, 2017

WikiLeaks: Pararajasingham And Raviraj Killings; Karuna And Douglas Killing MPs – EPDP Vigneswaran To US

“The Karuna group is probably the most active Sri Lankan paramilitary in abductions and extrajudicial killings. On March 20, former Tamil MP and legal expert Dr. K. Vigneswaran (strictly protect) confided to PolOff that even MPs fear that the GSL will use Karuna to assassinate them. Colombo-area Tamil MP and Chairman of the Civil Monitoring Commission Mano Ganesan echoed this anxiety to us on March 29. A number of other MPs, Muslims as well as Tamils, have told us privately that they fear for their lives. Vigneswaran stated that he believed Karuna set up the assassination of Tamil MP Joseph Pararajasingham on Christmas Day 2005 (ref G) with the help of EPDP leader Devananda. Vigneswaran was also positive that Karuna cadres were employed in the killing in Colombo of popular Tamil MP Nadarajah Raviraj on November 10, 2006 (ref F).” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Karuna, Douglas and the President

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “SECRET” and discuses Sri Lanka’s paramilitary operations. The cable was written by the Ambassador Robert O. Blake on May 18, 2007.

The ambassador wrote; “Father Bernard, a Catholic priest from Jaffna, confirmed that Karuna has extended his activities to Jaffna from his base in the East. Bernard has documented 52 new abduction cases in Jaffna in the month of March 2007, many of which he believes are the responsibility of the Karuna group. In February 2007, he presented more than 200 files to One-Man Commissioner (and personal friend of the President) Mahanama Tilakaratne. However, Bernard told PolOff that he was discouraged with the One-Man Commission (ref B), since Tilakaratne had not made the effort to investigate even a single case in Jaffna. Father Bernard told us he has evidence of 747 abductions in Jaffna from November 2005 to February 2007. However, because of GSL interference and limited resources, he was only able to document a sample of 200 of these cases for presentation to Tilakaratne. Father Bernard described one abduction in which a man suspected of having ties to the LTTE was taken and a ‘calling card’ was left with a picture of Karuna on the front and a calendar on the back, indicating that the man’s ‘time had run out.'”

We publish below the relevant part of the cable;

Related posts to this cable;

WkiLeaks: Gota Authorized Paramilitary Operations – Sri Ranga

WikiLealks: Major General Chandrasiri Confided MOD Instruction To US

WikiLeaks: EPDP Sold Jaffna Children: Girls To Prostitution Rings And Boys To Slavery

S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 06 COLOMBO 000728 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS
MCC FOR S GROFF, D TETER, D NASSIRY AND E BURKE 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/18/2017
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM MOPS CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: GSL COMPLICITY IN PARAMILITARY
FACTIONS' HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 

REF: A. COLOMBO 591
     ¶B. COLOMBO 561
     ¶C. COLOMBO 463
     ¶D. COLOMBO 460
     ¶E. 2006 COLOMBO 2056
     ¶F. 2006 COLOMBO 1896
     ¶G. 2005 COLOMBO 2157
     ¶H. 2004 COLOMBO 1219 

Classified By: Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr., for reasons 1.4(b, d)
Abductions and Killings
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¶6.  (S) The Karuna group is probably the most active Sri
Lankan paramilitary in abductions and extrajudicial killings.
 On March 20, former Tamil MP and legal expert Dr. K.
Vigneswaran (strictly protect) confided to PolOff that even
MPs fear that the GSL will use Karuna to assassinate them.
Colombo-area Tamil MP and Chairman of the Civil Monitoring
Commission Mano Ganesan echoed this anxiety to us on March
¶29.  A number of other MPs, Muslims as well as Tamils, have
told us privately that they fear for their lives.
Vigneswaran stated that he believed Karuna set up the
assassination of Tamil MP Joseph Pararajasingham on Christmas
Day 2005 (ref G) with the help of EPDP leader Devananda.
Vigneswaran was also positive that Karuna cadres were
employed in the killing in Colombo of popular Tamil MP
Nadarajah Raviraj on November 10, 2006 (ref F). 

¶7.  (S) Father Bernard, a Catholic priest from Jaffna,
confirmed that Karuna has extended his activities to Jaffna
from his base in the East.  Bernard has documented 52 new
abduction cases in Jaffna in the month of March 2007, many of
which he believes are the responsibility of the Karuna group.
 In February 2007, he presented more than 200 files to
One-Man Commissioner (and personal friend of the President)
Mahanama Tilakaratne.  However, Bernard told PolOff that he
was discouraged with the One-Man Commission (ref B), since
Tilakaratne had not made the effort to investigate even a
single case in Jaffna.  Father Bernard told us he has 

COLOMBO 00000728  003 OF 006 

evidence of 747 abductions in Jaffna from November 2005 to
February 2007.  However, because of GSL interference and
limited resources, he was only able to document a sample of
200 of these cases for presentation to Tilakaratne.  Father
Bernard described one abduction in which a man suspected of
having ties to the LTTE was taken and a "calling card" was
left with a picture of Karuna on the front and a calendar on
the back, indicating that the man's "time had run out."
BLAKE
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    Karuna the killer at the time of the murders of Ravi Raj and also Traki used to travel in the east with 200 Special Forces (SF) personnel (Gota’s Angles).

    These Special Forces killers would dress in black and wear masks and carry machine guns… Clearly Karuna the killer needed a lot of protection to carry out his violence, just as today Rajapassa needs six back up cars and 400 armed forces personnel to feel secure.

    Like Macbeth these murderers, Rakpassa, Devananda and Karuna fear the people they claim to represent!

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      What a shame that individuals like Ravi Raj and Taraki have been killed. Let them be Tamils, they were so affable individuals and above board and were honourable men. I cannot believe some one to decide, to have killed them. The killers cannot be rational people but sick in their minds. Otherwise how can they live after committing such gruesome murders. I only hope there will be a day they will be brought to book and punished.

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        Hey Gamani

        That is what I am also wondering about killings of Hon. Kadirgamam, Dr. Nalin thiruchelvam, MP Amrithalingam, MP Maheswarn and all. How pity are such killing also?

        Hope your brain should tigger the same way of these killings. Otherwise you may need some help from a mental doctor. You get it?

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    John MCcain has started to tie the robe where Blake left. Basil says getting out of the North Development project. Military watches and hear the thundering of the TNA’s (LTTE) slogans.

    UNHRC and the world wants the LLRC implemented.

    We saw some policemen arrested for the killing of Students and we see some other loyal servant’s names are frequently discussed in private and public. Why !!?

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      Blake left with exposing all secrets ….
      “…. The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “SECRET” and discuses Sri Lanka’s paramilitary operations. The cable was written by the Ambassador Robert O. Blake on May 18, 2007…..”
      “…On March 20, former Tamil MP and legal expert Dr. K. Vigneswaran (strictly protect) confided …”

      Strictly protect!!!

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        Blake also left SL exposing TNA’s private parts. TNA is no different to blood sucking LTTE. TNA is the cat paw of LTTE.

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    Colombo Telegraph helps the world from Obama and Putin to see MR in his real form and the company he keeps.. Also the Queen and Cameron to hang their heads in shame at the calibre of the man who is to host the CW.

    If they are earnest and honest, all it takes is a stroke of the pen to CANCEL THE CW CONFERENCE in SL. Will the CW countries fly off the planet or the planet itself off its orbit?

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    Is there any Srilankan Minister who is not a murderer?
    :-)

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      Yes – Podian Praba- the son goat or your beloved leader. The king is the Peelam Kingdom.

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    One day every one of them have to leave this world with out any security with them. I wish if these people know about the spirit world before they go there. I pity those who had the intelligent but not use in the correct way. In the spiritual world nothing is hidden and one had to reap what he has sown.

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    TNA does same.

    [Edited out]

    @Fathima Fukushima – Please submit your comment with evidence – CT

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    Vigneswaran stated that he believed Karuna set up the assassination of Tamil MP Joseph Pararajasingham on Christmas Day 2005 (ref G) with the help of EPDP leader Devananda.

    Tamil nazi always belive it was somehow “the other side” killing people. Its indeed a strange phenominon.

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      That is very good.

      That opens plenty of opportunities.

      But Tamils don’t have self respect. So even when they believe the government and Sinhalese are doing bad things to them, they still colonize Sinhala areas in Colombo, etc. and live in SL.

      When a race loses its self respect as Tamils have in SL, the rest is up to the others make the most of it! :)

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    Who will accompany these murderers the ministers to hell?

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      Amongst others, they will be accompanied by Kudu Duminda, Mervyn Silva, not forgetting Namal and Malaka Rajapassa!!

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      Hannah

      Surely podian Praba the son goat – the king of the Peelum Kingdom. He has a lot of merit to be in the same list.

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    Thank God, these two leaks have become available at the nick of time before the NPC polls. If Tamils do not rout the EPDP gangsters at this election, they will only be asking for more and more abductions, murders,rapes and creation of child prostitutes. Let us hope that Tamils will wake up to the dire situation!

    Sengodan. M

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      It has been the gravest of all faults of the Tamils to fore go God sent opportunities for redemption, and then lament interminably that they have not been redeemed.

      Put bluntly, Wikileaks and Colombo Telegraph have placed incontrovertible proof about the curse and the scourge afflicting the Tamils. It is most timely. They are urging and coaxing the Tamils, if you have a vote prepare to cast it on the 21st. Let not a traitor be elected.

      It is now for the youth and the social media to take across the images and the message and to galvanize all Tamils.

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      How did CT find it in the ‘nick of time’….? Very interesting….

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    what ever happened to these guys Karuna Amma , Pillayn etc…
    many options come to my mind
    (a)Silenced for ever
    (b)Silenced temporarily
    (c)busy with women provided by MR
    (d)busy beautifying colombo
    (e)busy beautifying temple tress for the forth coming CHOGAM
    (f)Appointed guards in the new Yal Devi servic
    (g)seeking Nirvana under a newly planted bow tree some where along the A9

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    This is gruesome. The Sri Lankan government says that the LTTE was the most ruthless organisation. How does one define the Rajapaksas, Devananda and Co. having done untold and irreparable damage to every aspect of the life of the Tamil people. Bensen

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      But still millions of Tamils living in SL?

      Where is their self respect? I don’t think they have any.

      If the SL government treat Muslims this way, I will take the first place or boat out of SL because we have self respect but you don’t.

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    Fatima it is you who does not have self respect. Hiding behind a Muslim name hoping to create disharmony among Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese. Our country is cursed by sick mind like yours. Douglas and Karuna have earned their place for scraps at the table and your sick masters have accepted them. .

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      No we have self respect and you sick don’t.

      Look how many of you live in Colombo (Chingalam homelands) without any shame? Even after 1958, 1977, 1983 and 2009!! Damn shame! Like a puppy which still follows you after a few kicks and rejection!!

      Look how many Tamils in government payroll? You may not know the government service is highly politicized. Only Rajafucksa booty lickers are allowed and there are hundreds of thousands of Tamils!! Where is self respect?

      Where is the self respect of Tamils who surrendered with white flags?

      Where is the self respect of Tamils who rejected provincial councils as a gimmick then and now eat Rajafucksas’s humble pie and toe the line?

      Tamils protest at cricket matches but see how a Tamil is the CAPTAIN!! Where is your self respect?

      NOTHING left isn’t it!!

      Other people KNOW how to treat people without any self respect.

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    LTTE was ruthlessly annihilated by The SL rulers. They now are controlling the entire country ruthlessly.
    All Sri Lankans are suffering except the King and his relatives and their stooges.
    The stooges come in different forms(ministers/justices/lawyers/journalists/cricketers/armed forces/military intelligence officers/politicians/drug runners/murderers /Rapists/kidnappers/ransom or bribe takers

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      And as alleged victims.

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      Naman

      But one thing is sure SL is a better place than when Podian Preba was running a muck in NE SL.

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    Surely there is no difference between the Tigers & the Rajapakse so called Government– both are a bunch of terrorists.

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    What I would like to know is what will be done to DD and Karuna if a new party succeeds in coming to power. There should be a clearly articulated plan of what is to be done. Removing these two from society must be the number one priority of any in coming GOV. Making sure they do not escape by monitoring all ports of departure. Immediate proscribing their political parties should follow. Action people we need action. Useless crying about what they have done. A list of all the crooked judges who do the bidding of the mahasona must also be maintained followed by immediate sacking and replacement. Retired judges with a good reputation can be brought in temporarily.

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