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Will Logarani Be The Last Victim Of Violence Against Women?

By Cayathri Divakalala

Cayathri Divakalala

Around 5pm on 17 October 2013, within the Jaffna municipality, one of our friends (a male youth resident of Jaffna) came to our home (a few friends were gathered there) looking very disturbed. We were surprised to see him again, as he was with us since afternoon and had just left a little while ago. After seating himself on a chair, he spoke, “A female dead body, without cloths, has been found near Naachimar Amma Kovil. I saw it. The sight of it made me sick. There were a few other people looking at it. Chiiiii (he sighed)”. It took a good minute for all of us to comprehend and the first among us to speak. We began to question our friend who brought the news – “has the police arrived? Is she totally naked? Could it be rape and murder? Can you recognise her face”? Indeed, he did not have clear answers. He kept repeating, “I don’t think the police have arrived. Someone was calling the police”. Another male friend asked, “shall we go and make sure that the police arrive”. Five of us (two women and three men), went to the location. The body was found because of the bad odour emanating from it, as it had started decomposing. Because of this, within an hour of it being found, there were about 100 people, mostly men and small boys, trying to view the woman’s dead body. All were intrigued to see the cloth-less female body – despite the fact that it was brutality violated.

I first saw the bottom part of her dead body. Her legs were spread wide apart. The right leg was bent and looked badly hurt. Significant signs of being broken. Her skirt was not covering what it usually covers. It was rolled up to her stomach. There were no panties on the body. Her external genitals were disfigured. They were brutally violated. Her head was damaged to an extent that nobody could identify her from her face. A few in the crowd said, “Acid must have been used to destroy her face”. Apparently, she was murdered about 3-4 days back.

The location where the dead body was found raises many questions. For instance, why one of the famous Hindu temples on the very popular K.K.S Road (Kangkesanthurai Road), was it because the abusers/rapists/murderers wanted to show that no matter what they do, they cannot be caught or punished, or even the audacity to throw the body in a sacred place according to one of the main religious beliefs in the district/country, and the challenge to the rule of law (perhaps the absence of it) in the country. While I recognise such complexities and the need to critically unfold these questions, I’d rather like remain focused and limit the scope of this reflective article.

It was disturbing to see that for many it was just another “interesting” sight. Almost all of them took photos of the ruthlessly violated female body. Some recorded videos of the sight. Most of them did not want to leave the sight. I wondered, what for? Not all of them were part of the media. Perhaps, they wanted to inform many more through different forms of social media. One could hope that they needed visuals of such brutality in order to raise awareness and stop such unpleasant experiences in the future. However, that hope was instantly shattered when, more disturbingly, many started to criticise “women” in general for having triggered such an extent of violence against themselves by not being “proper” women. I’m not going into the details of explaining the expression “proper” women. Sadly, our society is still blaming women for having invited the violence that they are subjected to. Time after time, women are the subject of unhealthy criticisms and any illness of our societies. Female bodies are repeatedly violated. Yet again, they are to be blamed. When do we change?

There are many issues to be addressed in the post-war context of Sri Lanka. For instance, access to justice, reconciliation, peacebuilding, sex work, different forms of discriminations, militarisation, poverty, being subjected to violence due to apparent vulnerabilities, challenges faced by ex-militants and female headed households, political knowledge and representation, and gender based violence. The list could go on. We must not forget that our societies have to deal with the scars of more than three decades long violent conflict, discriminations, and destructions of lives, properties, and resources. Learning/s from other parts of the world that had/have similar contexts clearly depicts that it is not easy. Civic driven actions or the contribution of an active (inclusive) civil society becomes essential. The way in which, as citizens we demand the state to be accountable and responsible in the wellbeing of all its’ citizens without any discriminatory treatment and/or practice, we, the civil society and the members of all societies, have the equal amount of responsibility to build a healthy, equal, and violence free societies.

Violence against women is not novel in Sri Lanka. It is not a new threat to our societies. However, what is actually unprecedented are the forms of violence, extent of brutality showed in each case of violence, and the sheer tolerance and justification of this kind of violence. According to my knowledge and experience, since 1980s, activists have fought at multiple platforms to address the issues related to violence against women. There have been several campaigns and development programmes that ranged between awareness creation to ending violence against women (like the WeCan campaign). It is very sad that despite all efforts invested by many actors, both state and non-state, women are still subjected to violence. It appears to have become a norm. The Jaffna experience shows that even the basic sensitization on the issues of violence against women has not reached people of all walks of life.

Yet another attempt to address the injustice experienced by Logarani Markandu (42 year old unmarried female who was residing at a convent in Columbuthurai, Jaffna), the victim who was murdered, a group of us (most of us had witnessed her dead body) women and men (mostly youth), decided to show our respects to Logarani and condemn such incidents in our societies. Overnight, we mobilized to express our concerns at the same place where Logarani’s body was found. We were certain that the medium that we choose to express has some unique and novel aspects that strongly convey our messages. We also wanted to attract the attention of as many people as possible and hoped that our efforts are continued, not only by us, but it becomes a social movement until the very end, when every woman/girl in our societies move around without fear of violence- both in public and private spheres.

On 18.10.2013, we expressed our concerns between 8-11am and 4-6pm at the same location, Naachimar Amman Kovil. Somewhere between 200-250 people participated in the protest. We gladly noted that above 60% of the participants were men. Some of them also emphasized that men’s participation is vital in such instances and otherwise we cannot make a meaningful change in our societies. We wrote a poem for Logarani’s loss in Tamil. The salient message of the poem was that we no longer tolerate such violence in our societies. The same poem was written on a torn light coloured long skirt in black ink. Along with the skirt, we hung a couple of white long underskirts that were stained, and a torn dress. Until the end of the protest we took turns to hold these pieces of clothing symbolizing the gravity of the situation to condemn violence targeted against women. At the end, we hung these garments of clothing on a piece of rope like we usually hang our dirty and/or washed clothes. The poem for Logarani was also written on four different large notebooks where protestors either signed or wrote their bit condemning these acts of violence, along with their signatures. A few of us went to the hospital and helped the relatives (uncle, cousin sister, and two aunts) to get her dead body cleared after the post-mortem. They wished to take her directly to the cemetery. We followed them to the cemetery and took part in burying Logarani. There was no funeral held for her. Mostly women carried her coffin. We also read our poem to her before cremation.

We did not have any name associated with us. To anyone, especially the media, who was curious about our affiliations, we, the organizers, identified us as female and male Jaffna residents who strongly oppose any form of violence, and who hope for a future without any such acts. A couple of people asked me, having assumed that a woman with very short hair, and no jewellery has to be from Colombo (the capital city), “did you come last night from Colombo?” I had not met them before; neither did they introduce themselves as being acquainted with me. However, the imagination that people within Jaffna, regardless of how they choose to dress and live life, would still want to raise their voices against such instances of brutality is non-existent. It is alarming that the space for civic driven engagements is shrinking and the very civilians are ignorant and/or failure to accept forms of resistance initiated by concerned citizens in the absence of any kind of association with an organization/political party.

It was interesting, indeed, to observe how people who did not participate perceived our protest. Some thought that we were from a church based organization, as we held candles in our hands. A few associated everyone who participated as belonging to a certain organization and/or a political party that was present there. Such associations were easily made, despite our efforts to be clear in our standpoint. Perhaps, it is easy to be “outsiders” and be critical (unhealthy) of anything that happens around us. Indeed, it is always difficult to protest and show resistance without having to be identified/labelled.

However, we will not stop. We sincerely hope to take this further. We will surely follow her case to see how far the justice will be reached. At 3pm tomorrow (24.10.2013; a week since Logarani’s violated body was found), near the Semmani cemetery, where Logarani was buried along with many other women who lost their lives to violence, including Krishanthi Kumaraswamy, we will be expressing our concerns. Theirs and our voices will never be silenced!

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    As long as sinhala barbaric buddhist army stay in tamil areas, it will continue…hope whole world must unite and help tamils eject this evil barbarians.

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        ela kolla

        Do you think so?

        I will come back to you on this later.

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          Good, ela kolla is a boru kolla.

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      Are you jumping the gun Muthu? How do you know that the Sinhala Budhist army did it? Does the writer Cayathri also contributes to Muthu’s conclusion by stating Krishanthi Kumaraswamy’s murder by the security forces in 1996? We should pressurize the police to solve the crime but let us not jump to conclusions. This is where the CM should step in and ensure that the police do their job without prejudice or favor.

      such hideous crimes have happened in the south too! The Sri Lankans whether Tamil or Sinhalese are very cruel set of people!

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        This is typical Sinhalese culture. Tamils do not, have not and will not ever engage in this sort of barbarous behavior. This is not all. Sinhalese are the most despicable people in the whole world. Liars and thugs. Brutal animals. The while world knows this.

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          Tamils are not?? read http://www.sinhaya.com/Massacres.htm for Tamil cruelty! Even little children have been massacred for what crime?

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          Tamils do not, have not and will not ever engage in this sort of barbarous behavior

          LOL. Read any news from the Tamil homeland lately? Maybe the “Sinhala Buddhist Army” takes day trips across the Palk to rape a few children (and cows) every now and again :-)

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            Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

            “Maybe the “Sinhala Buddhist Army” takes day trips across the Palk to rape a few children (and cows) every now and again”

            Are you sure the “Sinhala Buddhist Army” takes day trips across the Palk to rape cows every now and again?

            No they don’t.

            Instead they marry them.

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            @Siva Sankaran David Drama Queen Blocker Sarma,

            You and your ilk (supporters of Gotas armed goons) are pathetic. Do you blame such rapes and the rapes committed on Tamil women during and after the war on aliens or the tooth fairy?

            What would you say if one of your relatives was raped by one of your army mates aka Gotas armed goons?

            Try Googling the meaning of the word ‘conscience’when you have time to spare from your sycophantic activities.

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          Well your name crazy is very apt. What did your Sun Goat and his band of hooligans dished out to your own people for 30-years, never mind to the Muslims and Sinhala. It was cruelty, crulety squared, and to the power N. Go crazy, sniff out the smell of blood and bits of flesh from the lamp posts throughout his kingdom. You crazy citizens have a short memory as the name implies.

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        RuwanL

        “This is where the CM should step in and ensure that the police do their job without prejudice or favor.”

        More police power to the provincial chief perhaps.

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        I agree that it is wrong to jump into conclusions without proper investigations. However, the question is how good are the police in investigating such cases? We have seen evidence of police collaborating with military or keeping away from investigating if there are political and military involvement. We have to remember that the 99% of the police force in Jaffna are Sinhalese along with 100% military personal are Sinhala. Further the CM has no power over these forces and it is still controlled by a man who is popular for unlawful abductions and murder in this country. It is true similar cases happens in the South but there is a huge difference between in the law enforcement between North and South.

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      Gayathri Devikalala

      Many aspects of your story about the anonymous naked body found on 17th October 2013 in the vicinity of Nachimar amman kovil, with skirt rolled up to the waist with face disfigured have evoked confusion among readers because of the contradictions in it.
      You say in the first line that following the post-mortem and release of the body from hospital you all took part in burying the body as there was no funeral for her, and in the next line you say women carried her body to Chemmani cemetery for cremation.
      I think the following questions would help those clear doubts.
      1)Was the body buried or was it cremated at Chemani cemetery?
      2)Did the police take the body to the hospital for post-mortem?
      3)What verdict did the coroner give following the inquest?
      4)Why did she live in a convent if she had relatives?
      Let me take this opportunity to associate myself with the sentiments expressed in the poem written for Logarani Markandu to not tolerate violence ever in our society.

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    A sensational tale with obvious contradictions.
    At one point the article claims that=
    “All were intrigued to see the cloth-less female body”
    But in the next paragraph it is revealed that-
    “Her skirt was not covering what it usually covers. It was rolled up to her stomach.”
    Again it is claimed that’
    “Her external genitals were disfigured. They were brutally violated.”
    Amazing diagnosis from looking at a decomposing body?
    Please respect the intelligence of the reader.

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      Traffic cop whats the backhander like these days?

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    Incident is true…But how can a person judged it was done by army…A Tamil girl killed by a lepord on the way to Kataragama, was accused to Army…A 16 year poor Tamil girl financialy helped by a Kanadian Tamil businessman came to Sri Lanka and raped her in a Jaffna hotel…Jaffna Tamil MP Sumanthiran defended the Tamil businessman….World will realised the big Tamil liers in the future….

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      ela kolla

      Yes I agree with you it was not VP’s ghost.

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        ela kolla can’t get his venom across, poor fellow!

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    They should have covered the body till the police arrived. You the writer should have done so. Any murder will be a spectacle for bystanders..male or female..and to the other person who commented.The reason for the murder is not known and your already pointing fingers. Please…our land is beautiful…our people are stronger than any other country on this planet. We survived this war not to start another but to share our cultures and love one another as human beings.Don’t spread hate.

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    Quote:was it because the abusers/rapists/murderers wanted to show that no matter what they do, they cannot be caught or punished, or even the audacity to throw the body in a sacred place according to one of the main religious beliefs in the district/country, and the challenge to the rule of law (perhaps the absence of it) in the country.. THIS IS A PERSONAL OPINION & SPECULATION.

    qUOTE: (24.10.2013; a week since Logarani’s violated body was found), near the Semmani cemetery, where Logarani was buried along with many other women who lost their lives to violence, including Krishanthi Kumaraswamy…………DID THE WRITER INTEND TO DRAW PARARELLS.

    WRITER APPEARS TO BE A DANGEROUS RABBLE ROUSER

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    Dear Cayathri Divakalala,

    We applaud the very brave dedication by you and many others, to human rights in the Tamil districts. Even if you and other human rights activists are not able to publicise certain human rights violations and atrocities, being committed by the Government of Sri Lanka against Tamil civilians, details of such violations are rapidly transmitted out of Sri Lanka by different methods.

    (1) Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to the UK, Dr. Chris Nonis, blatantly lies in this video interview by BBC:

    Sri Lanka ‘has learned lessons from reconciliation’. 3 June 2013.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22754678

    (2) Sri Lanka’s unanswered questions over human rights. [ BBC. Oct 24, 2013]

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24648595

    (3) Sri Lankan Army Chief unwittingly admits committing war crimes

    21 October 2013. By Ramanan Veerasingham

    Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

    http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/2012-01-30-09-30-42/politics-a-current-affairs/400-sri-lankan-army-chief-unwittingly-admits-committing-war-crimes

    (4) Video: TGTE London Genocide Conference Speeches

    October 3, 2013 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,News,Video

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/video-tgte-london-genocide-conference-speeches/

    (5) TGTE London ‘Genocide’ Conference Wants Diaspora To Perform Peaceful Resistance Against Sri Lanka In The Spirit Of Gandhi

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/tgte-london-genocide-conference-wants-diaspora-to-perform-peaceful-resistance-against-sri-lanka-in-the-spirit-of-gandhi/

    (6) I have made three comments under the following CT item, dated October 17, 2013:

    Women In The North And East Marginalised And Insecure, Report Finds

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/women-in-the-north-and-east-marginalised-and-insecure-report-finds/

    (7) Commonwealth must stop Sri Lanka stifling human rights efforts

    Amnesty International. 17 October 2013.

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/commonwealth-must-stop-sri-lanka-stifling-human-rights-efforts-2013-10-17

    (8) The handful of the dreaded Gota Rajapaksa’s paid comment writers, in Colombo Telegraph,need to visit AI, HRW, ICG, CPJ and other websites, and Google keyword “Sri Lanka”.

    Thanks very much and best wishes,

    Indran.

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    The writer is bravely taking up the cause on behalf of those killed, and other women whose right to life are being threatened. We support her and other like-minded people who are willing to stand up for their rights in a climate of impunity.

    There is no comment on who has perpetrated these crimes, nor who is suspected. No account of a police investigation. Is it murder by armed service personnel, or by another clandestine group. Were they purported punishment for betraying the armed, service, or for betraying a Tamil clandestine group resentful of the women’s association with the ‘enemy’? Are they acts of racists, or are they politically motivated? Are they intended as warnings and intended to instill fear or are they crimes of passion? Whatever the motives are it is better not to jump to conclusions, but demand that a full investiation is initiated by the new Chief Minister.

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      True.

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      “There is no comment on who has perpetrated these crimes, nor who is suspected”

      It is impossible to love and to be wise even in a sane world.

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    Gota Rajapaksa & brother Percy, are respectively the 1st and 2nd most culpable perpetrators atop the chain of command, for about 90% of the murder and rape of Tamil civilians both during the war, and after May 2009.

    The new Chief Minister of the North, C.V.Wigneswaran, has very little power. And no power over the Police!

    The following videos are very illuminating.

    [1] Sri Lanka threatens to execute General Sarath Fonseka. Monday, 7 June 2010. By BBC.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/8725899.stm

    [2] Jaliya Wickramasuriya SL Ambassador to the USA is a close relative of President Percy. He is an incompetent diplomat; and blatantly lies to Al Jazeera on video.

    Sri Lanka official denies claims of army shelling. May 2009. Al Jazeera.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m8Vn4UMA3w

    [3] Sri Lanka admits bombing safe zone. Leaked UN satellite images push government to admit raids but it says no civilians harmed. By Al Jazeera. Last Modified: 02 May 2009 04:44 GMT.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2009/05/20095141557222873.html

    [4] Channel 4 News, 02 December 2010: Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ video: who are these men?

    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-war-crimes-video-who-are-these-men

    Sri Lanka execution video: new war crimes claims. 30 November 2010.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-execution-video-new-war-crimes-claims

    [5] The Times of UK: The hidden massacre: Sri Lanka’s final offensive against Tamil Tigers

    Catherine Philp in Colombo

    Last updated at 12:00AM, May 29, 2009

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article2610488.ece

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    This confirms the latest BBC report on such happenings. Cayathri must be congratulated for her courage in exposing this. Bensen

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      With people from all over the world screaming of rape, torture etc. going on Sri Lanka, especially against Tamils, the junta can’t care less.

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    I am not sure why Cayathri brings out the murder of Krishanthi Kumaraswamy as if justice had not been served. It should be noted that
    A panel of five judges of the Supreme Court 3rd Feb 2004 affirmed the conviction and sentences imposed by High Court at Trial at Bar on five convicts in the rape and murder case of the Jaffna Vembadi Girls College student Krishanthi Kumaraswamy(18) who was murdered in the precinct of the Chemmani Check Point in September 1996.

    Justice Shirani A. Bandaranayake with Justices P.Edussuriya, Hector S. Yapa, Asoka de Silva and Nihal Jayasinghe agreeing in their judgement dismissed the appeal of the convicts Lance Corporal Somaratne Rajapakse, soldier J.M. Jayasinghe, Reserve Police constable G.P. Priyadharshana, soldier Priyadharshana Perera and Corporal K.M. Jaytillake against the judgement of the Colombo High Court at Trial at Bar.

    In the rape and murder case, accused W.S.V. Alwis died during the course of the trial and accused D.G. Muthubanda was acquitted at the end of the prosecution and accused A.P. Nishantha was acquitted at the end of the trial. Accused D.V. Indrajith Kumara was absconding and the trial against him proceeded in absentia.

    All five convicts were sentenced by the High Court to death for the murders of Krishanthi, her mother Rasamma Kumaraswamy, her brother Pranavan and her neighbour Kirubamoorthi .

    In addition, Lance Corporal Rajapakse, RPC Priyadharshana and Soldier Priyadharsna Perera were sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fined of Rs 50, 000 with a default term of two years rigorous imprisonment on the conviction of abduction and 20 years rigorous imprisonment on the conviction of murder. Soldier Jayasinghe and Corporal Jayatillake were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment for rape.

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    A great piece of Sinhala art form. Who else in the world is capable of doing this. Inform the Police they will promote the perpetrators and declare a public holiday.

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    The sexual mores in Jaffna and the war torn north have almost hit the bottom as a result of the conflict and the prolonged war. The women have borne the brunt of the war and have paid a disproportionately higher price. They also have become the majority in terms of sex ratios. This creates a sexual dynamic of its own. A need to support themselves , their children or parents, with no life skills to earn a living, makes many women to reluctantly become commercial sex workers. Others do so quite willingly to live a high life. Yet others are victims of a predatory male society. It is worrying to see the number of young girls, who happen to be around 15 years of age being taken into war-damaged houses and the lodges aplenty in Jaffna by both male teenagers and older men.

    A recent report has highlighted visiting Diaspora men are also exploiting vulnerable women and young girls, tempting them with the money- filthy lucre- they have in plenty to throw around. The carrot of a marital alliance and possible sponsored migration to greener pastures is also a much used bait for such dalliance. The soldiers, who are frequently accused of rape, are mostly paying customers. The easy availability of birth control measures have also liberated women and men in ways that are not desirable in a stable society and has contributed to the present tragedy.

    What is worse is the trauma, pain and injury inflicted on these women and girls by their users. The murder highlighted in this presentation is the penultimate perversity. It is saddening that such men forget that their grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives and daughters are females too. The tongue wagging and blaming of the women involved, who are largely victims of a heartless and valueless society, is not surprising in a highly pretentious, holier than thou society like in Jaffna. The war and its accompanying brutality and trauma have also made the people insensitive to many horrors.

    The lines that were not to be crossed once upon a time, are no longer there. New lines have to drawn. The controls and constraints that regulated behaviour in the northern society are no more. Re-establishing them is not going to be an easy task. I am glad the likes of Cayathri Divakalala have come forward to lead in awakening society to the current reality.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Digging out some excuses for the perpetrators Eh?.

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      R.N.

      “The soldiers, who are frequently accused of rape, are mostly paying customers.”

      You mean they TIP (to insure promptness) for the service while the rest just rape?

      You must be living on garlic alone and making tea in your pyjamas or is it rabies?

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      It is correct that some of the female Tamil sex workers in the Tamil north and east, are voluntarily engaged in the trade. But, veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran shamelessly whitewashes the sex crimes of the 99% Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan terrorist army !!!!!

      He writes, “The soldiers, who are frequently accused of rape, are mostly paying customers.”

      I wonder if he would state, that the several hundreds of Tamil women who were raped by the Sinhala military during the later part of the 2008, and early 2009, were making bogus claims of rape. Since, according to the perverse logic of veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran, the soldiers were paying customers !!!!!

      The less indisciplined sections of the Sri Lankan army were tragically sent to Haiti as UN peacekeepers. This was their track record of raping and sexually abusing young girls in Haiti, according to the BBC:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7075866.stm

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFXCLfYiX_g

      After the war ended in 2009, Veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran was praising, the murderous President Percy as a great ruler.

      Other knowledgable and longstanding comment writers in Colombo Telegraph, need to provide us more details about veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran’s track record.

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        Keep up the pretence about the current situation and find scapegoats for a post-war community problem. The former GA Jaffna, Imelda Sukumar was highlighting the problem at regular intervals, until she was transferred . Recent reports from neutral parties have also highlighted the depth of the problem. We have to study issues, identify the causes and tackle them head on. Do not wear blinkers and pursue unsaid agendas, when dealing with a serious human problem, undermining the Tamil society in the north. The same situation may also prevail in the east.

        Dr.RN

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          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/will-logarani-be-the-last-victim-of-violence-against-women/

          Veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran, was a sycophant who was shamelessly showering praise on the murderous and uncivilised Percy Rajapaksa, after the war ended in 2009.

          Even though veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran will again write some trash to whitewash the Sinhala Buddhist terrorist perverts (SLA), I repeat what I stated before:

          Begin quote: But, veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran shamelessly whitewashes the sex crimes of the 99% Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan terrorist army !!!!!

          He writes, “The soldiers, who are frequently accused of rape, are mostly paying customers.” End of quote.

          Now, let us consider this sentence in the third para in the comment written above, by veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran, on October 24, 2013, 4:54 pm:

          “The tongue wagging and blaming of the women involved, who are largely victims of a heartless and valueless society, is not surprising in a highly pretentious, holier than thou society like in Jaffna.”

          Mr. Veterinarian places a huge amount of blame on Jaffna society, which he labels as: “heartless and valueless society”, “highly pretentious, holier than thou society like in Jaffna”

          Jaffna society does have faults. Jaffna society and their wellwishers need to reform their society.

          But, Mrs. Imelda Sukumar, acted as a puppet of Percy Rajapaksa during many instances. So, Jaffna society need not depend on her, or pay attention to her remarks.

          After the war ended in 2009, sections of Jaffna society have become more promiscuous, compared to previous decades. Some types of behaviour, cannot be controlled by laws. Since those individuals have the right to engage in certain acts or behaviour. Also, society does not have the right to legislate all aspects of morality.

          But, veterinarian Rajasingham Narendran, whitewashes the sexual perverts and rapists in the Sinhala Buddhist army. The reason, he states, is that Jaffna society has certain faults.

          What perverse logic and thought process!

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    who said LTTE over? everyday at least 1 Army is being Killed by each persoanl person…. is it coming to Colombo News? Go and see, Tamils will never end this and Muslims have joind teh Bandwagon to screw the Budhist Sinhala. This time real worst time for Sinhala. :) wait and watch

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    RuwanL

    correction
    Kishanthini Kumaraswamy was a brilliant student of Chundikuli Girls College.she had just finished hefinal exams.

    Heres the story- She passes the check point every day with others.
    When she was missig the mother,brother and neighbor went to inquire from the army and all them went missing.

    The government school where the mother was a principal had to be informed.

    The sister and husband living in colombo were allerted.He was a lawyer.
    The case was filed.

    When the judge ordered exhuming the bodies,they unearthed more than 300 skeletons in Chemmani,a hindhu cremation area.Prior to this when civilians went to inquire of their people,army declared that they did not come to the army post.
    The people were put on the missing list.

    While inquiry was going on 1 army corporal spat it out through fear and brought all others down.
    Happened in 1996.It has gone on regardless.
    All accused should have been hung or long term in Jail.

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      Hannah,

      Correction? Did I say anything wrong?
      These kind of thing occur in a war situation. During the JVP insurrection days of terror how many innocent people died? Over 60,000 young people lost their lives for going against the government. The only difference was that they did not have a “diaspora” to scream against the government and people like you to write about the cruel murders. There were bodies floating in canals!

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    they unearthed more than 300 skeletons in Chemmani

    No they didn’t. Please don’t lie, you’re on the internet :D

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      It is not lying it is speaking Sri Lankan the national language of Sri Lanka

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        Yes, that’s been a problem ever since they made Tamil a national language :D

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      Siva Sangkaran Sarama ;= posers [ of RHUWANL Ferdindez,= JIN SOTH =Kris = Dalu Banda],
      Appreciate your comments, Because you and your bosses do not lie.
      Like Cheap Justice but CHEAT.
      because, we have Sycophant Defence secretary, sycophant generals, Sycophant Foreign minister and Sycophant Public coordination minister.
      During a War or peace Situation,
      When the defence forces, Whether they are of UN, Indian Peace Keeping, Sri lankan Army and Police forces.
      When they go to war theatre or normal patrolling,
      they take a copy of Genève convention,
      Copy of Abihidharma,
      copy of Bhaghawath geetha,
      they will keep the books aside and enjoy the free ride,
      those Abducting, raping killing, and hiding or burning the bodies of girls, boys, and women have to be done as those act are humanitarian operation with Zero causalities.

      DO YOU KNOW THE “Dolos mahe pahana” at VAVNIYA JOSHEP CAMP.
      If you do not know that.
      You can ask from Your Hothambaya.
      That was not A NELUOM POKUNA..

      I Remember Somebody said That, Great Hero J R J died with cancer in His ANUS. could not go to toilet for many years.
      Remember, How the Rohana wijeweera Died?.
      So was Sadham Hussein, Gadhafi,

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        Please try posting that again, but in English this time :D

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    Hello Cayathri(NOT Kayathri) where were you when the poor girl of Indian origin was repeatedly sexually assaulted by JU lecturer Ganeshalingam?Nobody even know the fate of the poor girl.Was she abducted to Vanni or killed?Did you maintain silence it is because G is a hindu vellaala tamil?Whether it be Sinhala budhist armed forces or Tamil hindus,it should be condemned and prevented from happening again. This is a lucrative business for the NGO people.

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      Go after him try him and send him to prison. All the country would support you. But do the same thing to all rapist. Even the Sinhalease they cant hide behind their culture ok.

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      “Did you maintain silence it is because G is a hindu vellaala tamil?”

      Lust has no caste or creed.

      Why the inferiority complex are your kids going to the dogs?

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    Siva sankara sarma-

    When CHEMMANI is mentioned the Tamils know it is a cremation area in Jaffna for the hindhus.There are no skeletons eft or buried.

    In 1996 in Chemmani human skeletons were found.Whats your point here about .Is’nt one enough to know attrocities were committed- finding more than 300 or 500 seems to be a problem to you?

    The pepertrators should have been sent to the gallows including the majors and Brigadiers who ordered the murders and stealthily buried
    thinking the sleletons will never be found.

    Now we have the skeletons in MATALE HOSPITAL.
    How many exactly no one knows.

    Do u want to check that out and let us know,u seem to enjoy keeping a tally of skeletons that are unearthed in Sri Lanka.

    God Bless Sri Lanka

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      Bravo

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      I thought you’d be used to getting caught lying by now – why are you howling? :D

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    In spite of the overwhelming presence of the army this type of dastardly crimes are being commited brazenly. How does that happen? Is it not natural that anyone suspects the involvements of these security personnel? The maintenance of law and order should be under the purview of the PC and as a pre-requisite there has to be a drastic reduction in the military presence and the current Governor should be replaced by a civilian.

    Sengodan. M

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