20 October, 2017

WikiLeaks: Wrap Up ICRC Operations – Gota Sent A Straightforward Message – ICRC To US Mission To UN

“Finally, de Maio said that ICRC had received a pretty straightforward message from DefMin Gotabaya Rajapaksa that it was time for ICRC to wrap up its operations in Sri Lanka. ICRC is a conflict organization according to Rajapaksa, and now that the conflict is over Sri Lanka sees ICRC as ‘a stain on the white page of the post-conflict period.’ the US Mission to UN informed Washington.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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 said others in the GSL have suggested that if ICRC leaves and then comes back as part of a post-conflict approach under a new memorandum of understanding, this might be acceptable. De Maio stated that ICRC is trying to sound accommodating and will pull out of its three eastern sub-offices, where its work was mostly done. ICRC does not want to close up shop completely, however, so it is telling the GSL it will scale back in the hope it will be allowed to stay, as it sees many elements of its core conflict mandate still at play, including war wounded, IDPs, family tracing and detainees. De Maio asked the USG to consider weighing in on ICRC‘s behalf, letting the GSL know that how this plays out will be a factor in the US approach to a post-conflict Sri Lanka. Amb. Williamson promised to raise this with A/S Blake upon his return to Washington.”

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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    When do you are going to wrap up your citizenship tie with US

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      When he ends up in the Hague for life, he does not need any citizenship. He will be in shit!

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        If he IS an American citizen, then the ICC has NO juridiction over him. Surprise, surprise.

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          Ram you Sinkalam,

          It will be the Tamil Nadu Army ( TNA ) who will be putting him on the Plane to the HAGUE. Got it.

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            kali-ban

            Is Gota pointing his finger at you?

            Run for your life.

            He will hang you in a white van.

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      Pasal

      Why do you want to know that? Are you offering Gota a citizenship in your dream homeland “Peelum”? Ha ha

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        He means citizenship in a “Eeelum” cesspit where GOATa rightfully belongs!

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    80% of all donations to Red Cross goes to cover their “overheads”. These over the top cost goes towards maintaining an over the top life style of expats in former conflict ridden colonies.

    Its an open secret these NGOs also have embedded intelligence operatives. The costs cover their activities too. Despite of their excesses Sri Lanka did benefit from their operations.

    Although I think Gota is correct in asking them to vacate completely.

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      Your wrong. Think carefully and comment next time.

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      Vibhushana, ICRC has helped the people of this country for thirty years and has asked for nothing in return. Sadly, you don’t see the irony in you not being bothered about the excesses of your government yet being worried about ICRC personnel to whose upkeep you don’t even contribute.

      If you had a shred of evidence to support your claims of “embedded intelligence operatives” you are a traitor to the country for not providing that information to the authorities and putting a stop to it. Otherwise, you are a bald faced liar just making up stories on people like that guy Mahinda Abeysundara.

      If you think the treatment of an organization that helped the people is right, it only shows your bankrupt morals. Have you not had the concept of gratitude every introduced to you in your family or religious upbringing?

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    This shows that the Sri Lanka Government 4 Brothers are Guilty of War Time Crimes !!! Specially GOTA on the TOP and Mahinda . We need Justice prevail. Take then to the Hague and Strip their Blood Stained Hands.

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    look at the picture… says a thousand words..Arrogance written all around… ICRC is guilty of aiding and abetting the LTTE glad they are gone. so does all those connected to war crimes on both sides…. Pillayan Karuna, Daya Master, Gota, All Raja’s Mervin, Duminda and the ilk….so that we can start afresh…

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      take em all to the Hague.. let other DICTATORS know, there is accountability…Not just divine justice but human justice too…

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    Not surprised! But some comments about ICRC are wrong; ICRC is an aid organisation who tries to help people in need, no matter which side they belong to. They have not helped LTTE as an organisation, but when working in conflict areas (with the risk of their own lifes) they can do nothing if parties in the conflict steal or use their materials or equipment, more than protest. But as always these highly ignorant armchair commentators writes before checking the facts first! Lankans must surely be one of the most ignorant and worst informed people in the world and it is proved in comments to article after article… There is certainly a reason why these commentators have not reached any positions in the foreign service or other top positions in state positions or private companies… Empty barrels only!
    Since almost none of them have the backbone to stand by their views with their full and real names, there is no way to discuss wiyth them than to unfortunately do the same, or else these spineless people would surely try to start a personal vendetta themselves…

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    ICRC can be expelled from the country anytime. ICRC serves the victims in a conflict situation only with the consent of the de facto government. From what its director says one can imagine that he was trying to appease the authorities while at the same time describing the facts.

    gotabaya didn’t want any witness to the massacres that he already planned when he expelled the foreign journalists and other NGOs including UN observers from the theatre of the war. But the US and UN satellites and money-hungry and triumphalistic soldiers took pictures that found their way abroad.

    Sometimes these NGOs cannot satisfy both sides the aggressor and the affected people because they have no power to force their way in. The government often uses the ICRC to propagate their point of view because expulsion bounces back to its disadvantage.

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      Good comment.

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    Gotha

    After March 2014 Tamil Nadu Army ( TNA) are scheduled to arrive and you will be sending out an SOS message to ICRC to Un Wrap

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    He got the green card/citizenship by apllying political assylum.

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      Don’t you know why they built the Hambantota Air Port and Sea Port. Former was built to fly out when the time comes. The Latter was built to load the loot and ill gotten family wealth to one of the other always welcoming commonwealth Nation.

      Next weeks Party is to ensure that all is OK, when Moda Bodu Bala Sena wakes up to the reality. I.e when the large intestines Gobble up the small intestines.

      levi

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    Gota wanted the ‘War Without wWitnesses’ not to be compromised by ICRC divulging what they saw,and would see if they remained, and how they were threatened, with “we are not responsible for your safety if you remain” messages.
    Earlier all foreign media had been chased away.
    But unfortunately,the soldiers with camera cell phones recorded what happened and sold the videos to highest bidders – western media – thus telling the world what actually happened.
    Killing LTTE leaders surrendering with white flags was as instructed by Gota,according to General Sarath Fonseka – who later tried to withdraw what he said,as Gota promised to “hang him” on the infamous video circulated.

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      Justice,
      Gota could do all what he did, removing all witnesses from the war front, including the UN and ICRC, for the support he had from the Americans. Gota was the front man of the Americans in this whole Drama of the LTTE war, which was mostly a Propaganda War where from Jan 2009 to May 2009 after the LTTE was coaxed out of their stronghold Kilinochchi, the whole lot were massacred. This war was in the end a One Horse Race, with Gota as the main Jockey.

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    [Edited out]
    We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Telling straight is a trait.

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    All these bullshit organisations are wolfves in sheep clothings.. It’s pity that even the great great people working in these organisations do not see the true light. ICRC, UN, Red Cross, whatever other organisations you can think of… NO ONE REALLY CARES FOR YOU GUYS.. ONCE PEOPLE GET THAT IN TO THEIR HEADS, the world will be a better place..

    Well at least until the people start looking out for themselves and make sure their country don’t get screwed by these “Humanitarian Organisations”… The complicated thing in my mind is what Gota and his clan did with these crooks is spot on… You don’t need someone else telling you how to run your family.. Unfortunately in this case we also have crooks running the family.. And you know what.. If I robbed a bank why would I want some other punks cutting in on my lunch.. Raja mother F*%kers your days will be coming soon..

    Lets just see your shit budget talk with some high level numbers.. Please, please increase every bloody thing.. Finally and hopefully everyone will wake up and get rid of these cock smokers for once and for all…

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    The current rulers think that all Sri Lankans are stupid, especially Sinhala Buddhists.
    Gota is of the opinion that the Buddhists will vote for them for next 30 years!!!!!

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    Full suit wearing commander! What a joke Kothapaya.

    It was SF who did all the good work of killing Tamils but Kothapaya got all the credit!

    Crook.

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      Hi Animal,

      Just like you they are all ANIMALS.

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    Gotha,

    If you have nothing to hide why have you resisted International Inquiry up to now.
    You know the noose is tightening so you have decided to wave the WHITE FLAG and surrender. Your days are numbered mate and before you go leave a “will” and mention my name also.

    Thanks

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      kali

      He will never wave the white Flag.
      From his own experience. after all Kala Kala de Pala pala de.

      levi

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    US based NGOs are not honest and serve the interest of the WEST.

    Can these fellows tell us why they cry for the LTTE?

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      M.Sivananthan

      Good to hear from you.

      Where you’ve been all these weeks.

      Were you the campaign manager for Douglas during the NPC elections.

      No wonder they lost it.

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