Remembering The Disappeared

Amnesty International condemns all enforced disappearances as crimes under international law.  And on August 30, we’ll be doing something about them.

Sandya Eknaligoda

Sandya Eknaligoda wife of disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Sri Lanka, 10 January 2011

An enforced disappearance occurs when a person is arrested or abducted by the state or agents of the state, who then deny that the person is being held or conceal their whereabouts, placing them outside the protection of the law.

Enforced disappearances take place around in the world, including in countries such as China, Nepal, Chad, Sri Lanka and North Korea.  In Sri Lanka, tens of thousands of enforced disappearances occurred during decades of civil conflict on the island.  One recent example is the journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who went missing after work on Jan. 24, 2010.

In North Korea, at least 200,000 people are held in horrific conditions in Yodok and other political prison camps, most without charge or trial.  The North Korean government denies the existence of these camps, despite testimony from former prisoners and satellite photos confirming their existence.  The detainees have effectively “disappeared.”

Very often, people who have “disappeared” are never released and their fate remains unknown.  Their families and friends may never learn what has happened to them.

But the person has not just vanished.  Someone knows what has happened to them.  Someone is responsible.  Enforced disappearance is a crime under international law, but all too often the guilty are never brought to justice.

Join activists around the world to mark August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared, to remember those who have disappeared and to press for justice for them and their families!

And take action now on behalf of Prageeth Eknaligoda in Sri Lanka and the prisoners in Yodok and other political prison camps in North KoreaWatch this blogsite for more actions for the disappeared, including in China, Nepal and Chad.

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548 thoughts on “Remembering The Disappeared

  1. Sep 11 for Tamils is Black July
    Black July: Remembering the 1983 Riots in Sri Lanka
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/amarnath-amarasingam/black-july-riots-sri-lanka-1983_b_897591.html

    No information for relatives on Sri Lanka missing
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13887962
    BBC Sinhala has learned of only one man out of hundreds who went to the former war zone of Vavuniya and actually found out where his relative was.

  2. 146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    In 2009, the number of registered voters in Jaffna electoral district that comprises of the administrative districts of Jaffna and Ki'linochchi was 816,005. This figure has dropped to 481,791 entries in the register of the electoral district of Jaffna. On Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Elections (ACE) of Jaffna Electoral District S. Karunanithi confirmed that the SL Election Department has removed 331,214 names from the list. “Most of them have fled the country,” was the official explanation by the ACE. The untold story is that the figure also includes the victims of genocide in Vanni from the Ki'linochchi district.

  3. 146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    In 2009, the number of registered voters in Jaffna electoral district that comprises of the administrative districts of Jaffna and Ki'linochchi was 816,005. This figure has dropped to 481,791 entries in the register of the electoral district of Jaffna. On Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Elections (ACE) of Jaffna Electoral District S. Karunanithi confirmed that the SL Election Department has removed 331,214 names from the list. “Most of them have fled the country,” was the official explanation by the ACE. The untold story is that the figure also includes the victims of genocide in Vanni from the Ki'linochchi district.

  4. 146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki'linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    In 2009, the number of registered voters in Jaffna electoral district that comprises of the administrative districts of Jaffna and Ki'linochchi was 816,005. This figure has dropped to 481,791 entries in the register of the electoral district of Jaffna. On Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Elections (ACE) of Jaffna Electoral District S. Karunanithi confirmed that the SL Election Department has removed 331,214 names from the list. “Most of them have fled the country,” was the official explanation by the ACE. The untold story is that the figure also includes the victims of genocide in Vanni from the Ki'linochchi district.

  5. 146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33380

    330,000 voters ‘missing’ in Jaffna, Ki’linochchi electoral list after 2009 war of genocide
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34021
    In 2009, the number of registered voters in Jaffna electoral district that comprises of the administrative districts of Jaffna and Ki’linochchi was 816,005. This figure has dropped to 481,791 entries in the register of the electoral district of Jaffna. On Thursday, Assistant Commissioner of Elections (ACE) of Jaffna Electoral District S. Karunanithi confirmed that the SL Election Department has removed 331,214 names from the list. “Most of them have fled the country,” was the official explanation by the ACE. The untold story is that the figure also includes the victims of genocide in Vanni from the Ki’linochchi district.

  6. Dear Jim,
    This is one area where GoSL has been disgracefully neglectful in its obligations to its own citizens. Not just in the terrible case of Prageeth Eknaligoda, but also of the thousands of Tamil prisoners still being detained without charge.
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    No excuses or justification. The war is over, either charge them or release them.

  7. Dear Jim,
    This is one area where GoSL has been disgracefully neglectful in its obligations to its own citizens. Not just in the terrible case of Prageeth Eknaligoda, but also of the thousands of Tamil prisoners still being detained without charge.
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    No excuses or justification. The war is over, either charge them or release them.

  8. Dear Jim,
    This is one area where GoSL has been disgracefully neglectful in its obligations to its own citizens. Not just in the terrible case of Prageeth Eknaligoda, but also of the thousands of Tamil prisoners still being detained without charge.
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    No excuses or justification. The war is over, either charge them or release them.

  9. Dear Jim,
    This is one area where GoSL has been disgracefully neglectful in its obligations to its own citizens. Not just in the terrible case of Prageeth Eknaligoda, but also of the thousands of Tamil prisoners still being detained without charge.

    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    No excuses or justification. The war is over, either charge them or release them.

  10. Finally, Amnesty is fighting for something meaningful as far as HR is concerned in SL !!!!

  11. Finally, Amnesty is fighting for something meaningful as far as HR is concerned in SL !!!!

  12. 4700 "Disappeared” Tamils are in secret prisons

    JVP union to make list of missing Tamil youths

    The JVP-led Socialist Youth Union is to come up with a list of disappeared Tamil Youth in the North and those detained in undisclosed locations.

    Socialist Youth Union President Bimal Ratnayake told a news conference yesterday that they were already working on the list and would present it to Parliament through the TNA MPs when it was ready. He said the union decided to come up with a list as repeated requests made to the government to come up with such a list had been ignored.“It is high time that such a list is prepared as two years have passed since the conclusion of the war,” he said.

    Mr. Ratnayake charged that there were more than 4700 youth who were being held in undisclosed locations. This figure he said was given by prison officers with whom they interacted during inquiries carried out on the detained youth. He said almost every elderly mother in the North was striving to find traces of their young children who had disappeared.“These mothers carry the national identity cards or photographs of their children whenever they go out with the expectation of finding out some information about their lost children,” he added.

    The union had also decided to hold a protest campaign in Colombo on Thursday, July 28 to urge the government to release all Tamil detainees.

    Meanwhile, the Youth Union also charged that the government had done little for the cultural revival in the North to bring about proper reconciliation among the communities. Mr. Ratnayake said this situation had compelled the union to name July 23 (anniversary of Black July 1983) as the ‘Day of Brotherhood’. He said the Union had organized a cricket match between two Tamil and Sinhalese Villages which underwent a difficult time as a result of communal violence during the conflict period. This is one of the main programmes that have been organized to mark the event by the youth movement. http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/

  13. Women and children are “disappearing” from the North with an alarming rate !!

    How in heavily militarized North the Tamil women and children are “disappearing” without trace ?

    Why this recent phenomena in the North of trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls which is being ignored ?

    The women’s rights activists mentioned this injustice which meted out against Tamil women and teenage girls in the North in their statement:

    ” The trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls, not just for forced sex work but also for work in Free Trade Zones, often in faraway places without being allowed any contact with their families or other community members, is a horrifying index of the complete vulnerability and helplessness with which they survive, due to ongoing displacement, militarization and draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act legislation. We are aware of an overwhelming practice of sexual force, abuse and deception of minors and women from the northern and eastern regions to push them into violent situations of work. ” http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/2470

  14. So much for Sri Lanka democracy ?? :(

    Sri Lanka Withdraws Funds from Tamil Areas

    his week the political party representing the battered Tamil population in Sri Lanka, the Tamil National Alliance, leaped back into power in the country's northern regions, sweeping local elections. This is happening as the government reels under very serious allegations of war crimes and Genocide, charges Sri Lanka denies.

    What the government apparently is not denying, is its new plan to leave the surviving Tamil population to fend for itself in post war status. Until now the Rajapaksa administration has been touting its rebuilding efforts.

    The election results were not likely what the government anticipated, yet cutting the Tamils off from government funding seem contrary to crushing to highly developed separatist state in order to build national unity. Tamil Eelam had a fully developed government, educational and healthcare system, culture, industry and infrastructure, prior to the Sinhalese government destroying it.

    Power and Energies Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka already suggested that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) develop the north on its own

    "It was not the Sinhalese who destroyed the tanks, electricity and railway lines," he charged. Tamils who were there fully disagree.

    TNA MP Sumanthiran in response said, "the government is trying to negate the Tamil people's democratic will by economic force".

    Minister Ranawaka added that the TNA with the new found support should not demand police and land powers or federal status.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july282011/sri-lan

  15. 4700 "Disappeared” Tamils are in secret prisons

    JVP union to make list of missing Tamil youths

    The JVP-led Socialist Youth Union is to come up with a list of disappeared Tamil Youth in the North and those detained in undisclosed locations.

    Socialist Youth Union President Bimal Ratnayake told a news conference yesterday that they were already working on the list and would present it to Parliament through the TNA MPs when it was ready. He said the union decided to come up with a list as repeated requests made to the government to come up with such a list had been ignored.“It is high time that such a list is prepared as two years have passed since the conclusion of the war,” he said.

    Mr. Ratnayake charged that there were more than 4700 youth who were being held in undisclosed locations. This figure he said was given by prison officers with whom they interacted during inquiries carried out on the detained youth. He said almost every elderly mother in the North was striving to find traces of their young children who had disappeared.“These mothers carry the national identity cards or photographs of their children whenever they go out with the expectation of finding out some information about their lost children,” he added.

    The union had also decided to hold a protest campaign in Colombo on Thursday, July 28 to urge the government to release all Tamil detainees.

    Meanwhile, the Youth Union also charged that the government had done little for the cultural revival in the North to bring about proper reconciliation among the communities. Mr. Ratnayake said this situation had compelled the union to name July 23 (anniversary of Black July 1983) as the ‘Day of Brotherhood’. He said the Union had organized a cricket match between two Tamil and Sinhalese Villages which underwent a difficult time as a result of communal violence during the conflict period. This is one of the main programmes that have been organized to mark the event by the youth movement. http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/

  16. 4700 "Disappeared” Tamils are in secret prisons

    JVP union to make list of missing Tamil youths

    The JVP-led Socialist Youth Union is to come up with a list of disappeared Tamil Youth in the North and those detained in undisclosed locations.

    Socialist Youth Union President Bimal Ratnayake told a news conference yesterday that they were already working on the list and would present it to Parliament through the TNA MPs when it was ready. He said the union decided to come up with a list as repeated requests made to the government to come up with such a list had been ignored.“It is high time that such a list is prepared as two years have passed since the conclusion of the war,” he said.

    Mr. Ratnayake charged that there were more than 4700 youth who were being held in undisclosed locations. This figure he said was given by prison officers with whom they interacted during inquiries carried out on the detained youth. He said almost every elderly mother in the North was striving to find traces of their young children who had disappeared.“These mothers carry the national identity cards or photographs of their children whenever they go out with the expectation of finding out some information about their lost children,” he added.

    The union had also decided to hold a protest campaign in Colombo on Thursday, July 28 to urge the government to release all Tamil detainees.

    Meanwhile, the Youth Union also charged that the government had done little for the cultural revival in the North to bring about proper reconciliation among the communities. Mr. Ratnayake said this situation had compelled the union to name July 23 (anniversary of Black July 1983) as the ‘Day of Brotherhood’. He said the Union had organized a cricket match between two Tamil and Sinhalese Villages which underwent a difficult time as a result of communal violence during the conflict period. This is one of the main programmes that have been organized to mark the event by the youth movement. http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/

  17. Women and children are “disappearing” from the North with an alarming rate !!

    How in heavily militarized North the Tamil women and children are “disappearing” without trace ?

    Why this recent phenomena in the North of trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls which is being ignored ?

    The women’s rights activists mentioned this injustice which meted out against Tamil women and teenage girls in the North in their statement:

    ” The trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls, not just for forced sex work but also for work in Free Trade Zones, often in faraway places without being allowed any contact with their families or other community members, is a horrifying index of the complete vulnerability and helplessness with which they survive, due to ongoing displacement, militarization and draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act legislation. We are aware of an overwhelming practice of sexual force, abuse and deception of minors and women from the northern and eastern regions to push them into violent situations of work. ” http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/2470

  18. Women and children are “disappearing” from the North with an alarming rate !!

    How in heavily militarized North the Tamil women and children are “disappearing” without trace ?

    Why this recent phenomena in the North of trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls which is being ignored ?

    The women’s rights activists mentioned this injustice which meted out against Tamil women and teenage girls in the North in their statement:

    ” The trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls, not just for forced sex work but also for work in Free Trade Zones, often in faraway places without being allowed any contact with their families or other community members, is a horrifying index of the complete vulnerability and helplessness with which they survive, due to ongoing displacement, militarization and draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act legislation. We are aware of an overwhelming practice of sexual force, abuse and deception of minors and women from the northern and eastern regions to push them into violent situations of work. ” http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/2470

  19. Channel 4 airs ‘Testimony believed to be the first eyewitness account to suggest civilians were actively targeted by troops on the ground’

    The Sri Lankan soldiers ‘whose hearts turned to stone’

    by Channel 4:

    Exclusive: As the Sri Lankan war approached its endgame, 130,000 civilians were trapped along a small strip of beach. An eyewitness recalls the bloodshed that followed and how civilians were targeted.

    This report contains details some readers may find distressing.

    Over the last two years Channel 4 News has broadcast footage that the UN says constitutes “credible evidence of war crimes” in Sri Lanka.

    In the final stages of 26 years of civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, and better known as the Tamil Tigers), the United Nations estimated up to 40,000 civilians were killed.

    “Fernando” was operating with Sri Lanka’s 58 Division during the final assault. He has risked his life as well as the lives of his family to speak out about the horrors he witnessed. He told Channel 4 News that men, women, and children were actively targeted with small arms by government forces.

    “When I look at it as an outsider I think they’re simply brutal beasts. Their hearts are like that of animals, with no sense of humanity,” Fernando tearfully recalled.

    “They shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out, cut women’s breasts off. I have witnessed all this with my own eyes. I have seen small children laying dead,” he continued.

    “I saw a lot of small children, who were so innocent, getting killed in large numbers. A large number of elders were also killed.

    “They were shooting when a large number of civilians were crossing through a lagoon, including women and children. The soldiers were shooting at them. They were not Tiger cadres, just normal civilians. So yes, I saw normal civilians getting killed with my own eyes.

    “I saw a family, a mother and three children. This small family was fleeing. As we were about to take them, one of the children was shot in the leg. The child fell. I carried that child with these hands. The mother was screaming.”

    “Fernando” said even the wounded were shown no mercy:“When they were at the hospital, one day I saw a group of six soldiers raping a young Tamil girl. I saw this with my own eyes.”

    “Fernando” was so horrified by what he saw that he described himself as “like a walking corpse”.

    Whereas the UN report on the final stages of the conflict focused on the shelling of civilians, the “Fernando” testimony is believed to be the first eyewitness account to suggest civilians were actively targeted by troops on the ground

  20. So much for Sri Lanka democracy ?? :(

    Sri Lanka Withdraws Funds from Tamil Areas

    his week the political party representing the battered Tamil population in Sri Lanka, the Tamil National Alliance, leaped back into power in the country's northern regions, sweeping local elections. This is happening as the government reels under very serious allegations of war crimes and Genocide, charges Sri Lanka denies.

    What the government apparently is not denying, is its new plan to leave the surviving Tamil population to fend for itself in post war status. Until now the Rajapaksa administration has been touting its rebuilding efforts.

    The election results were not likely what the government anticipated, yet cutting the Tamils off from government funding seem contrary to crushing to highly developed separatist state in order to build national unity. Tamil Eelam had a fully developed government, educational and healthcare system, culture, industry and infrastructure, prior to the Sinhalese government destroying it.

    Power and Energies Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka already suggested that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) develop the north on its own

    "It was not the Sinhalese who destroyed the tanks, electricity and railway lines," he charged. Tamils who were there fully disagree.

    TNA MP Sumanthiran in response said, "the government is trying to negate the Tamil people's democratic will by economic force".

    Minister Ranawaka added that the TNA with the new found support should not demand police and land powers or federal status.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july282011/sri-lan

  21. So much for Sri Lanka democracy ?? :(

    Sri Lanka Withdraws Funds from Tamil Areas

    his week the political party representing the battered Tamil population in Sri Lanka, the Tamil National Alliance, leaped back into power in the country's northern regions, sweeping local elections. This is happening as the government reels under very serious allegations of war crimes and Genocide, charges Sri Lanka denies.

    What the government apparently is not denying, is its new plan to leave the surviving Tamil population to fend for itself in post war status. Until now the Rajapaksa administration has been touting its rebuilding efforts.

    The election results were not likely what the government anticipated, yet cutting the Tamils off from government funding seem contrary to crushing to highly developed separatist state in order to build national unity. Tamil Eelam had a fully developed government, educational and healthcare system, culture, industry and infrastructure, prior to the Sinhalese government destroying it.

    Power and Energies Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka already suggested that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) develop the north on its own

    "It was not the Sinhalese who destroyed the tanks, electricity and railway lines," he charged. Tamils who were there fully disagree.

    TNA MP Sumanthiran in response said, "the government is trying to negate the Tamil people's democratic will by economic force".

    Minister Ranawaka added that the TNA with the new found support should not demand police and land powers or federal status.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july282011/sri-lan

  22. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    'Licence to kill'

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  23. The Sri Lankan soldiers 'whose hearts turned to stone'
    Most are thought to have died as a result of gun and mortar fire allegedly directed on them deliberately by government forces.

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    The war was won by Sri Lankan government soldiers two years ago. The rebel leadership was virtually wiped out.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood. – 'Fernando'
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  24. Bankrupt Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is bankrupted morally too

    The workers are demanding immediate payment of salary arrears for 10 months. While the Sri Lankan government has been waging a propaganda inviting foreign countries to invest money in a “developing Sri Lanka”, the State is unable to pay salary arrears for more than 10 months, CEB workers in Jaffna said Wednesday. For the first time after several years, electricity board workers from North and South joined in the protest that took place in front of CEP office situated on KKS Road.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  25. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    'Licence to kill'

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  26. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    'Licence to kill'

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  27. The Sri Lankan soldiers 'whose hearts turned to stone'
    Most are thought to have died as a result of gun and mortar fire allegedly directed on them deliberately by government forces.

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    The war was won by Sri Lankan government soldiers two years ago. The rebel leadership was virtually wiped out.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood. – 'Fernando'
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  28. The Sri Lankan soldiers 'whose hearts turned to stone'
    Most are thought to have died as a result of gun and mortar fire allegedly directed on them deliberately by government forces.

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    The war was won by Sri Lankan government soldiers two years ago. The rebel leadership was virtually wiped out.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood. – 'Fernando'
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri

  29. Rajapaksa is destroying Sri Lanka economy

    Rajapaksa gave permission for its loss-making national air carrier and low-cost sister airline to seek $520 million in loans or equity investments to infuse capital over the five years starting from 2012.

    SriLankan Airline requires urgent capitalisation to pursue a post-war expansion and modernisation programme and ensure commercial viability, while Mihin Lanka needs money to repay creditors and for working capital, a Civil Aviation Ministry cabinet paper says.

    Sri Lankan posted an operating loss of 6 billion rupees ($55.1 million) in 2010, a 49 percent decline in the losses from a year earlier. It currently operates about 175 flights a week out of Colombo to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia with 17 aircraft.

    Mihin Lanka posted an operating profit of 416 million rupees last year, compared to a 666 million rupee loss in 2009.

  30. Bankrupt Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is bankrupted morally too

    The workers are demanding immediate payment of salary arrears for 10 months. While the Sri Lankan government has been waging a propaganda inviting foreign countries to invest money in a “developing Sri Lanka”, the State is unable to pay salary arrears for more than 10 months, CEB workers in Jaffna said Wednesday. For the first time after several years, electricity board workers from North and South joined in the protest that took place in front of CEP office situated on KKS Road.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  31. Bankrupt Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is bankrupted morally too

    The workers are demanding immediate payment of salary arrears for 10 months. While the Sri Lankan government has been waging a propaganda inviting foreign countries to invest money in a “developing Sri Lanka”, the State is unable to pay salary arrears for more than 10 months, CEB workers in Jaffna said Wednesday. For the first time after several years, electricity board workers from North and South joined in the protest that took place in front of CEP office situated on KKS Road.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  32. 4700 “Disappeared” Tamils are in secret prisons

    JVP union to make list of missing Tamil youths

    The JVP-led Socialist Youth Union is to come up with a list of disappeared Tamil Youth in the North and those detained in undisclosed locations.

    Socialist Youth Union President Bimal Ratnayake told a news conference yesterday that they were already working on the list and would present it to Parliament through the TNA MPs when it was ready. He said the union decided to come up with a list as repeated requests made to the government to come up with such a list had been ignored.“It is high time that such a list is prepared as two years have passed since the conclusion of the war,” he said.

    Mr. Ratnayake charged that there were more than 4700 youth who were being held in undisclosed locations. This figure he said was given by prison officers with whom they interacted during inquiries carried out on the detained youth. He said almost every elderly mother in the North was striving to find traces of their young children who had disappeared.“These mothers carry the national identity cards or photographs of their children whenever they go out with the expectation of finding out some information about their lost children,” he added.

    The union had also decided to hold a protest campaign in Colombo on Thursday, July 28 to urge the government to release all Tamil detainees.

    Meanwhile, the Youth Union also charged that the government had done little for the cultural revival in the North to bring about proper reconciliation among the communities. Mr. Ratnayake said this situation had compelled the union to name July 23 (anniversary of Black July 1983) as the ‘Day of Brotherhood’. He said the Union had organized a cricket match between two Tamil and Sinhalese Villages which underwent a difficult time as a result of communal violence during the conflict period. This is one of the main programmes that have been organized to mark the event by the youth movement.
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/51289.html

  33. Women and children are “disappearing” from the North with an alarming rate !!

    How in heavily militarized North the Tamil women and children are “disappearing” without trace ?

    Why this recent phenomena in the North of trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls which is being ignored ?

    The women’s rights activists mentioned this injustice which meted out against Tamil women and teenage girls in the North in their statement:

    ” The trafficking Tamil women and teenage girls, not just for forced sex work but also for work in Free Trade Zones, often in faraway places without being allowed any contact with their families or other community members, is a horrifying index of the complete vulnerability and helplessness with which they survive, due to ongoing displacement, militarization and draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act legislation. We are aware of an overwhelming practice of sexual force, abuse and deception of minors and women from the northern and eastern regions to push them into violent situations of work. ”
    http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/2470#more-2470

  34. Channel 4 airs ‘Testimony believed to be the first eyewitness account to suggest civilians were actively targeted by troops on the ground’

    The Sri Lankan soldiers ‘whose hearts turned to stone’

    by Channel 4:

    Exclusive: As the Sri Lankan war approached its endgame, 130,000 civilians were trapped along a small strip of beach. An eyewitness recalls the bloodshed that followed and how civilians were targeted.

    This report contains details some readers may find distressing.

    Over the last two years Channel 4 News has broadcast footage that the UN says constitutes “credible evidence of war crimes” in Sri Lanka.

    In the final stages of 26 years of civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, and better known as the Tamil Tigers), the United Nations estimated up to 40,000 civilians were killed.

    “Fernando” was operating with Sri Lanka’s 58 Division during the final assault. He has risked his life as well as the lives of his family to speak out about the horrors he witnessed. He told Channel 4 News that men, women, and children were actively targeted with small arms by government forces.

    “When I look at it as an outsider I think they’re simply brutal beasts. Their hearts are like that of animals, with no sense of humanity,” Fernando tearfully recalled.

    “They shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out, cut women’s breasts off. I have witnessed all this with my own eyes. I have seen small children laying dead,” he continued.

    “I saw a lot of small children, who were so innocent, getting killed in large numbers. A large number of elders were also killed.

    “They were shooting when a large number of civilians were crossing through a lagoon, including women and children. The soldiers were shooting at them. They were not Tiger cadres, just normal civilians. So yes, I saw normal civilians getting killed with my own eyes.

    “I saw a family, a mother and three children. This small family was fleeing. As we were about to take them, one of the children was shot in the leg. The child fell. I carried that child with these hands. The mother was screaming.”

    “Fernando” said even the wounded were shown no mercy:“When they were at the hospital, one day I saw a group of six soldiers raping a young Tamil girl. I saw this with my own eyes.”

    “Fernando” was so horrified by what he saw that he described himself as “like a walking corpse”.

    Whereas the UN report on the final stages of the conflict focused on the shelling of civilians, the “Fernando” testimony is believed to be the first eyewitness account to suggest civilians were actively targeted by troops on the ground

  35. So much for Sri Lanka democracy ?? :(

    Sri Lanka Withdraws Funds from Tamil Areas

    his week the political party representing the battered Tamil population in Sri Lanka, the Tamil National Alliance, leaped back into power in the country’s northern regions, sweeping local elections. This is happening as the government reels under very serious allegations of war crimes and Genocide, charges Sri Lanka denies.

    What the government apparently is not denying, is its new plan to leave the surviving Tamil population to fend for itself in post war status. Until now the Rajapaksa administration has been touting its rebuilding efforts.

    The election results were not likely what the government anticipated, yet cutting the Tamils off from government funding seem contrary to crushing to highly developed separatist state in order to build national unity. Tamil Eelam had a fully developed government, educational and healthcare system, culture, industry and infrastructure, prior to the Sinhalese government destroying it.

    Power and Energies Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka already suggested that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) develop the north on its own

    “It was not the Sinhalese who destroyed the tanks, electricity and railway lines,” he charged. Tamils who were there fully disagree.

    TNA MP Sumanthiran in response said, “the government is trying to negate the Tamil people’s democratic will by economic force”.

    Minister Ranawaka added that the TNA with the new found support should not demand police and land powers or federal status.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/july282011/sri-lanka-funds.php

  36. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president’s brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva’s 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary “to finish the job by whatever means necessary.”

    ‘Licence to kill’

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lanka-witness.php

  37. The Sri Lankan soldiers ‘whose hearts turned to stone’
    Most are thought to have died as a result of gun and mortar fire allegedly directed on them deliberately by government forces.

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    The war was won by Sri Lankan government soldiers two years ago. The rebel leadership was virtually wiped out.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women’s breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood. – ‘Fernando’

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lanka-witness.php

  38. Rajapaksa is destroying Sri Lanka economy

    Rajapaksa gave permission for its loss-making national air carrier and low-cost sister airline to seek $520 million in loans or equity investments to infuse capital over the five years starting from 2012.

    SriLankan Airline requires urgent capitalisation to pursue a post-war expansion and modernisation programme and ensure commercial viability, while Mihin Lanka needs money to repay creditors and for working capital, a Civil Aviation Ministry cabinet paper says.

    Sri Lankan posted an operating loss of 6 billion rupees ($55.1 million) in 2010, a 49 percent decline in the losses from a year earlier. It currently operates about 175 flights a week out of Colombo to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia with 17 aircraft.

    Mihin Lanka posted an operating profit of 416 million rupees last year, compared to a 666 million rupee loss in 2009.

  39. Bankrupt Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is bankrupted morally too

    The workers are demanding immediate payment of salary arrears for 10 months. While the Sri Lankan government has been waging a propaganda inviting foreign countries to invest money in a “developing Sri Lanka”, the State is unable to pay salary arrears for more than 10 months, CEB workers in Jaffna said Wednesday. For the first time after several years, electricity board workers from North and South joined in the protest that took place in front of CEP office situated on KKS Road.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34233

  40. I really want to know why the editors allow rubbish to be posted on this thread with no relavence to the topic. Is this a spamming wall ?? Why don't you block Spammers ??

  41. When ever there is a news about the atrocities on Tamils committed by
    the Sri Lankan Government, there will be a strong denial by the agents
    who are paid by the Rajapakse family.

    The information and photos were taken by the Sinhalese soldiers who were at that time in the battle field.

    Rajapakse thinks that every thing will go on well but Newton's 3rd law will play another role.

    Often Racist Sinhalese bring issues on Indian Tamils to divide the other
    Indians on hatred lines.

    But they will never succeed.It is a ruthless mission followed by the Sri Lankan government in many fronts.

    It is madness of higher degree that they are also re-writing the Sri Lanka's
    human colonization history with all kinds of distorted lies.

    The original history books at the school levels had been widrawn
    altogether.

    Even the former President Mrs.Chandrika herself admitted
    that the atrocities before, and after the war.

    She also see the possibility of the war crimes committed by the Rajapakse family.

    We could see that one day that Sri Lankan will have no friends around
    them.

    Even their so called Pakies, Iranians and Chinese will dump them
    once for all.

  42. Rip Van Winkle

    Who are you a blog police ? :(

    Ado modaya , hurry.. scrub that commode faster rather than blabbering here !!

  43. Release all Tamil political prisoners

    An agitation demanding the government to release Tamil political prisoners was held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday (28th). The agitation had been organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU).

    SYU organized several programmes on behalf of national unity to celebrate the ‘Fraternal Day’ that falls on 23rd July, every year. The agitation demanding the release of Tamil political prisoners was one of the items of this programme said the National Organizer of the SYU Bimal Ratnayake.

    He emphasized that Tamil political prisoners should be released immediately and they should be allowed to lead normal lives.

    A large number of Sinhalese and Tamil youths participated in the agitation.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  44. Release all Tamil political prisoners

    An agitation demanding the government to release Tamil political prisoners was held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday (28th). The agitation had been organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU).

    SYU organized several programmes on behalf of national unity to celebrate the ‘Fraternal Day’ that falls on 23rd July, every year. The agitation demanding the release of Tamil political prisoners was one of the items of this programme said the National Organizer of the SYU Bimal Ratnayake.

    He emphasized that Tamil political prisoners should be released immediately and they should be allowed to lead normal lives.

    A large number of Sinhalese and Tamil youths participated in the agitation.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  45. Release all Tamil political prisoners

    An agitation demanding the government to release Tamil political prisoners was held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday (28th). The agitation had been organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU).

    SYU organized several programmes on behalf of national unity to celebrate the ‘Fraternal Day’ that falls on 23rd July, every year. The agitation demanding the release of Tamil political prisoners was one of the items of this programme said the National Organizer of the SYU Bimal Ratnayake.

    He emphasized that Tamil political prisoners should be released immediately and they should be allowed to lead normal lives.

    A large number of Sinhalese and Tamil youths participated in the agitation.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  46. Sri Lanka's deaf march for equal rights, jobs

    About 1,000 deaf Sri Lankans took to the streets of capital Colombo on Friday to demand equal rights, social recognition and more sign language translators, with an official saying only about four are currently qualified.
    The protesters from the Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf held a rally opposite Colombo's main railroad station to highlight their plight in a country still struggling to return to normalcy after a 25-year brutal civil war that ended in 2009.
    The federation's Vice President Anil Jayawardena said the community of 73,843 people, according to a 2001 survey, is facing hardships in daily life because sign language is not properly recognized.
    "As a result, we face severe difficulties when we go to a bank, courts or to get medical treatment," Jayawardena told The Associated Press, speaking through a translator.
    He said the situation is further aggravated because of the shortage of qualified sign language translators.
    "There are only three or four such translators and besides, no meaningful steps have been taken to help the deaf people carry out their work in the society," he said.
    Sri Lanka has a population of 20 million.
    He urged the government to take effective measures to see that "sign language is given proper place and ensure the deaf people equal access to education, jobs and health care."
    The protesters displayed a huge banner reading "Ensure rights of deaf community" and carried placards with words "Deaf won't take no, Honk 4 Deaf" and "No more negative attitude."

  47. Rip and other racists like you, take it easy ! :)

    You guys are huffing and puffing and bouncing off walls with so much of anger and negative emotions.

    What a total waste of emotions and effort which could have been directed for something a little more productive like ‘reconciliation’ for instance.

  48. Oh. My. God. Another good AI posting about the 'disappeared' has become a dumping ground for Eelamists to defecate upon :) I suppose these ingrained habits are hard to break.

    Anyway, back to the topic, Balakrishnan, please show evidence of Rip's 'racism'. As for reconciliation, plenty of opportunities exist … let's go!

  49. I really want to know why the editors allow rubbish to be posted on this thread with no relavence to the topic. Is this a spamming wall ?? Why don’t you block Spammers ??

  50. Mango

    You are an avid Sri Lanka State Terrorism supporter

    You are always hammering out your own blinkered version of Sri Lanka history.

    You also use a racist propoganda (as evidenced by your links) to justify your view.

  51. When ever there is a news about the atrocities on Tamils committed by
    the Sri Lankan Government, there will be a strong denial by the agents
    who are paid by the Rajapakse family.

    The information and photos were taken by the Sinhalese soldiers who were at that time in the battle field.

    Rajapakse thinks that every thing will go on well but Newton’s 3rd law will play another role.

    Often Racist Sinhalese bring issues on Indian Tamils to divide the other
    Indians on hatred lines.

    But they will never succeed.It is a ruthless mission followed by the Sri Lankan government in many fronts.

    It is madness of higher degree that they are also re-writing the Sri Lanka’s
    human colonization history with all kinds of distorted lies.

    The original history books at the school levels had been widrawn
    altogether.

    Even the former President Mrs.Chandrika herself admitted
    that the atrocities before, and after the war.

    She also see the possibility of the war crimes committed by the Rajapakse family.

    We could see that one day that Sri Lankan will have no friends around
    them.

    Even their so called Pakies, Iranians and Chinese will dump them
    once for all.

  52. Rip Van Winkle

    Who are you a blog police ? :(

    Ado modaya , hurry.. scrub that commode faster rather than blabbering here !!

  53. Release all Tamil political prisoners

    An agitation demanding the government to release Tamil political prisoners was held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday (28th). The agitation had been organized by the Socialist Youth Union (SYU).

    SYU organized several programmes on behalf of national unity to celebrate the ‘Fraternal Day’ that falls on 23rd July, every year. The agitation demanding the release of Tamil political prisoners was one of the items of this programme said the National Organizer of the SYU Bimal Ratnayake.

    He emphasized that Tamil political prisoners should be released immediately and they should be allowed to lead normal lives.

    A large number of Sinhalese and Tamil youths participated in the agitation.

    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-news/9503-release-all-tamil-political-prisoners

  54. Sri Lanka’s deaf march for equal rights, jobs

    About 1,000 deaf Sri Lankans took to the streets of capital Colombo on Friday to demand equal rights, social recognition and more sign language translators, with an official saying only about four are currently qualified.
    The protesters from the Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf held a rally opposite Colombo’s main railroad station to highlight their plight in a country still struggling to return to normalcy after a 25-year brutal civil war that ended in 2009.
    The federation’s Vice President Anil Jayawardena said the community of 73,843 people, according to a 2001 survey, is facing hardships in daily life because sign language is not properly recognized.
    “As a result, we face severe difficulties when we go to a bank, courts or to get medical treatment,” Jayawardena told The Associated Press, speaking through a translator.
    He said the situation is further aggravated because of the shortage of qualified sign language translators.
    “There are only three or four such translators and besides, no meaningful steps have been taken to help the deaf people carry out their work in the society,” he said.
    Sri Lanka has a population of 20 million.
    He urged the government to take effective measures to see that “sign language is given proper place and ensure the deaf people equal access to education, jobs and health care.”
    The protesters displayed a huge banner reading “Ensure rights of deaf community” and carried placards with words “Deaf won’t take no, Honk 4 Deaf” and “No more negative attitude.”

  55. Tamil journalist attacked and hospitalised with serious injuries

    Two unidentified men who came in motorbikes attacked the Chief News Editor of Uthayan Daily in Jaffna, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, Friday around 7:45 p.m. causing serious injuries to the 59-year-old news editor. Seriously wounded news editor was taken to Jaffna Teaching hospital by the residents in the area. Earlier, Mr. Kuganathan was almost living inside the paper office as the news paper had come under attacks by occupying SL Army-backed operatives in May 2006 and in March 2009.

    Mr. Kuganathan sustained injuries in his head and fainted, the residents of the area said.

    The attackers had followed Mr. Kuganathan in a motorbike while he was leaving the office and attacked him with sharp iron rods on Kasthooriyaar Road in Jaffna city.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  56. Rip and other racists like you, take it easy ! :)

    You guys are huffing and puffing and bouncing off walls with so much of anger and negative emotions.

    What a total waste of emotions and effort which could have been directed for something a little more productive like ‘reconciliation’ for instance.

  57. Tamil journalist attacked and hospitalised with serious injuries

    Two unidentified men who came in motorbikes attacked the Chief News Editor of Uthayan Daily in Jaffna, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, Friday around 7:45 p.m. causing serious injuries to the 59-year-old news editor. Seriously wounded news editor was taken to Jaffna Teaching hospital by the residents in the area. Earlier, Mr. Kuganathan was almost living inside the paper office as the news paper had come under attacks by occupying SL Army-backed operatives in May 2006 and in March 2009.

    Mr. Kuganathan sustained injuries in his head and fainted, the residents of the area said.

    The attackers had followed Mr. Kuganathan in a motorbike while he was leaving the office and attacked him with sharp iron rods on Kasthooriyaar Road in Jaffna city.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  58. Tamil journalist attacked and hospitalised with serious injuries

    Two unidentified men who came in motorbikes attacked the Chief News Editor of Uthayan Daily in Jaffna, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, Friday around 7:45 p.m. causing serious injuries to the 59-year-old news editor. Seriously wounded news editor was taken to Jaffna Teaching hospital by the residents in the area. Earlier, Mr. Kuganathan was almost living inside the paper office as the news paper had come under attacks by occupying SL Army-backed operatives in May 2006 and in March 2009.

    Mr. Kuganathan sustained injuries in his head and fainted, the residents of the area said.

    The attackers had followed Mr. Kuganathan in a motorbike while he was leaving the office and attacked him with sharp iron rods on Kasthooriyaar Road in Jaffna city.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  59. Oh. My. God. Another good AI posting about the ‘disappeared’ has become a dumping ground for Eelamists to defecate upon :) I suppose these ingrained habits are hard to break.

    Anyway, back to the topic, Balakrishnan, please show evidence of Rip’s ‘racism’. As for reconciliation, plenty of opportunities exist … let’s go!

  60. Dear Balakrishnan,
    I know it's difficult for you, but at least try to provide proof of these hilarious claims you make. Sri Lankan history? Racist propaganda? :):) :)

    The link I provided above relates to Tamil prisoners who are being illegally detained. I support demands for their release.

  61. "Since the war ended, we feel Tamils are being treated like slaves," Thangarajah Pushparajah, a 60-year old condiment seller in the northern city of Jaffna, told Reuters

    Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka's Tamils have suffered various forms of discrimination, violence and killing under successive governments led by the Sinhalese majority

    E. Saravanapavan, a Jaffna district TNA legislator and a newspaper publisher who has been attacked in the past by pro-government elements, said there are about 100,000 unemployed youth in his constituency alone, in the Northern Province.

    "The government has failed to create a single job for these Tamils," he said. http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lanka+ethnic

  62. Mango

    You are an avid Sri Lanka State Terrorism supporter

    You are always hammering out your own blinkered version of Sri Lanka history.

    You also use a racist propoganda (as evidenced by your links) to justify your view.

  63. Mango

    On this thread you post it
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    But on the others, you posted such rubbish that Herr Goebbels will be proud ! :)

    And as Goebbels said, if you repeat a lie long enough, people are gonna believe it.

    I think, you are very well plugged into the Shameless Sri Lanka propaganda machine.

  64. "Since the war ended, we feel Tamils are being treated like slaves," Thangarajah Pushparajah, a 60-year old condiment seller in the northern city of Jaffna, told Reuters

    Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka's Tamils have suffered various forms of discrimination, violence and killing under successive governments led by the Sinhalese majority

    E. Saravanapavan, a Jaffna district TNA legislator and a newspaper publisher who has been attacked in the past by pro-government elements, said there are about 100,000 unemployed youth in his constituency alone, in the Northern Province.

    "The government has failed to create a single job for these Tamils," he said. http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lanka+ethnic

  65. "Since the war ended, we feel Tamils are being treated like slaves," Thangarajah Pushparajah, a 60-year old condiment seller in the northern city of Jaffna, told Reuters

    Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka's Tamils have suffered various forms of discrimination, violence and killing under successive governments led by the Sinhalese majority

    E. Saravanapavan, a Jaffna district TNA legislator and a newspaper publisher who has been attacked in the past by pro-government elements, said there are about 100,000 unemployed youth in his constituency alone, in the Northern Province.

    "The government has failed to create a single job for these Tamils," he said. http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lanka+ethnic

  66. The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

    His remains, which were highly decomposed, were found under a partially built house in the Valachchenai area, 240 kilometres of the capital. The body was identified by the victim's son.
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/

  67. Mango

    On this thread you post it
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    But on the others, you posted such rubbish that Herr Goebbels will be proud ! :)

    And as Goebbels said, if you repeat a lie long enough, people are gonna believe it.

    I think, you are very well plugged into the Shameless Sri Lanka propaganda machine.

  68. Mango

    On this thread you post it
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    But on the others, you posted such rubbish that Herr Goebbels will be proud ! :)

    And as Goebbels said, if you repeat a lie long enough, people are gonna believe it.

    I think, you are very well plugged into the Shameless Sri Lanka propaganda machine.

  69. This is a cynical ploy by GoSL to fool the Tamils again and wiped out their Tamil identity.

    Sri Lanka Identity means “Sinhala Only” to me. This why – I am not Sri Lankan. Sadly, the well meaning but desperately naïve Sinhala Elite is fronting this hoax.

  70. The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

    His remains, which were highly decomposed, were found under a partially built house in the Valachchenai area, 240 kilometres of the capital. The body was identified by the victim's son.
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/

  71. The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

    His remains, which were highly decomposed, were found under a partially built house in the Valachchenai area, 240 kilometres of the capital. The body was identified by the victim's son.
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/

  72. NGO worker's body found 17 months after kidnapping in Sri Lanka http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/
    The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka, police said.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

  73. Tamil journalist attacked and hospitalised with serious injuries

    Two unidentified men who came in motorbikes attacked the Chief News Editor of Uthayan Daily in Jaffna, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, Friday around 7:45 p.m. causing serious injuries to the 59-year-old news editor. Seriously wounded news editor was taken to Jaffna Teaching hospital by the residents in the area. Earlier, Mr. Kuganathan was almost living inside the paper office as the news paper had come under attacks by occupying SL Army-backed operatives in May 2006 and in March 2009.

    Mr. Kuganathan sustained injuries in his head and fainted, the residents of the area said.

    The attackers had followed Mr. Kuganathan in a motorbike while he was leaving the office and attacked him with sharp iron rods on Kasthooriyaar Road in Jaffna city.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34236

  74. No war, no peace: the denial of minority rights and justice in Sri Lanka,

    Report by Minority Rights Group International

    ”With the end of the conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam (LTTE or ‘Tamil Tigers’) in 2009, normality has returned for much of the population of Sri Lanka. But for members of the country’s two main minority groups – Tamils and Muslims – living in the north and east of the country, harsh material conditions, economic marginalisation, and militarism remain prevalent. Drawing on interviews with activists, religious and political leaders, and ordinary people living in these areas of the country, MRG found a picture very much at odds with the official image of peace ….”

  75. Dear Balakrishnan,
    I know it’s difficult for you, but at least try to provide proof of these hilarious claims you make. Sri Lankan history? Racist propaganda? :):) :)

    The link I provided above relates to Tamil prisoners who are being illegally detained. I support demands for their release.

  76. NGO worker's body found 17 months after kidnapping in Sri Lanka http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/
    The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka, police said.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

  77. NGO worker's body found 17 months after kidnapping in Sri Lanka http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/
    The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka, police said.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

  78. “Since the war ended, we feel Tamils are being treated like slaves,” Thangarajah Pushparajah, a 60-year old condiment seller in the northern city of Jaffna, told Reuters

    Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka’s Tamils have suffered various forms of discrimination, violence and killing under successive governments led by the Sinhalese majority

    E. Saravanapavan, a Jaffna district TNA legislator and a newspaper publisher who has been attacked in the past by pro-government elements, said there are about 100,000 unemployed youth in his constituency alone, in the Northern Province.

    “The government has failed to create a single job for these Tamils,” he said.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Lanka+ethnic+polarization+persists+strongly+despite+peace/5178962/story.html

  79. Mango

    On this thread you post it

    http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/48725.html

    But on the others, you posted such rubbish that Herr Goebbels will be proud ! :)

    And as Goebbels said, if you repeat a lie long enough, people are gonna believe it.

    I think, you are very well plugged into the Shameless Sri Lanka propaganda machine.

  80. Dear Balakrishnan,
    Proof, old chap, proof. Pick a story or thread and show me where I've lied or made racist statements. The majority of Goebbelsian statements are from pro-LTTE groupies who've suddenly discovered that they really, really loved human rights, but hadn't had an opportunity to demonstrate that until the LTTE was crushed with heavy loss of civilian lives.

  81. This is a cynical ploy by GoSL to fool the Tamils again and wiped out their Tamil identity.

    Sri Lanka Identity means “Sinhala Only” to me. This why – I am not Sri Lankan. Sadly, the well meaning but desperately naïve Sinhala Elite is fronting this hoax.

  82. The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

    His remains, which were highly decomposed, were found under a partially built house in the Valachchenai area, 240 kilometres of the capital. The body was identified by the victim’s son.

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/news/article_1653712.php/NGO-worker-s-body-found-17-months-after-kidnapping-in-Sri-Lanka

  83. No war, no peace: the denial of minority rights and justice in Sri Lanka,

    Report by Minority Rights Group International

    ”With the end of the conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers for Tamil Eelam (LTTE or ‘Tamil Tigers’) in 2009, normality has returned for much of the population of Sri Lanka. But for members of the country’s two main minority groups – Tamils and Muslims – living in the north and east of the country, harsh material conditions, economic marginalisation, and militarism remain prevalent. Drawing on interviews with activists, religious and political leaders, and ordinary people living in these areas of the country, MRG found a picture very much at odds with the official image of peace ….”

  84. NGO worker’s body found 17 months after kidnapping in Sri Lanka
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/southasia/news/article_1653712.php/NGO-worker-s-body-found-17-months-after-kidnapping-in-Sri-Lanka
    The body of a prominent human rights worker was found on Thursday, 17 months after he was abducted in northern Sri Lanka, police said.

    Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of the Community Trust Fund, a Sri Lankan campaign group for human rights, was abducted in Polonnaruwa, 180 kilometres north-east of the capital in February 2010 by an unidentified group.

  85. Dear Balakrishnan,
    Proof, old chap, proof. Pick a story or thread and show me where I’ve lied or made racist statements. The majority of Goebbelsian statements are from pro-LTTE groupies who’ve suddenly discovered that they really, really loved human rights, but hadn’t had an opportunity to demonstrate that until the LTTE was crushed with heavy loss of civilian lives.

  86. Apputhurai Arumainathan (53) is one among many. He lost his wife Gunaambaal Arumainathan (50) in the last phase of the war in Vanni.

    “My wife was killed in a shell attack, when she went to the shop on 28th of April 2009 in Mullivaaikkaal. She got injured in her waist, and died on the spot” says Apputhurai Arumainathan with pain in his heart.
    http://groundviews.org/2011/07/30/there-is-an-urg

  87. Apputhurai Arumainathan (53) is one among many. He lost his wife Gunaambaal Arumainathan (50) in the last phase of the war in Vanni.

    “My wife was killed in a shell attack, when she went to the shop on 28th of April 2009 in Mullivaaikkaal. She got injured in her waist, and died on the spot” says Apputhurai Arumainathan with pain in his heart.
    http://groundviews.org/2011/07/30/there-is-an-urg

  88. Apputhurai Arumainathan (53) is one among many. He lost his wife Gunaambaal Arumainathan (50) in the last phase of the war in Vanni.

    “My wife was killed in a shell attack, when she went to the shop on 28th of April 2009 in Mullivaaikkaal. She got injured in her waist, and died on the spot” says Apputhurai Arumainathan with pain in his heart.
    http://groundviews.org/2011/07/30/there-is-an-urg

  89. The electoral setback for Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka's biggest Tamil party has won the local elections in the country's regions torn by decades of civil war.

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took 18 out of 26 councils in the north and the east of the country, in what is being seen as a rare electoral setback for the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the BBC reports.
    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/452596.php

  90. Stop aid to Sri Lanka

    CPI secretary and Rajya Sabha member D. Raja has asked the Central government to stop financial aid to Sri Lanka and demand inquiry in International Court of Justice against the atrocities committed on Sri Lankan Tamils by that government.

    Addressing a meeting here on Friday as part of a nationwide campaign by CPI to express solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils, Mr. Raja said both Indian and Sri Lankan governments were responsible for the situation. The role of India came into picture because it provided financial and military support.

    Mr. Raja also said Sri Lanka denied permission to domestic and international media to visit the scenes of offence.

    CPI deputy general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said the Sri Lankan Tamils initially waged peaceful struggles demanding rights on a par with Sinhalese and elimination of prejudice against their language.

  91. The electoral setback for Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka's biggest Tamil party has won the local elections in the country's regions torn by decades of civil war.

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took 18 out of 26 councils in the north and the east of the country, in what is being seen as a rare electoral setback for the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the BBC reports.
    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/452596.php

  92. The electoral setback for Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka's biggest Tamil party has won the local elections in the country's regions torn by decades of civil war.

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took 18 out of 26 councils in the north and the east of the country, in what is being seen as a rare electoral setback for the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the BBC reports.
    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/452596.php

  93. I am not Sri Lankan

    The people who refuse the past and reject the queries on the past regarding what happened in the name of ethnicity have no right to force sri lankan identity on anyone.

    People who cleverly inject the words,‘post-conflict era”,“we all sri lankans” and “recovering from ethnic conflict” may look progressive, but at the bottom are no different from any other ‘victor who writes the history’. If you are expecting people like me to embrace you first come out openly condemn the atrocities rather than doing make up for the third degree burnt body and calling it Beauty Queen.

    Of course when 705 of the population is Sinhala, and naturally feel ‘I am sri lankan” this is expected.When you reiterate this line, whatever intention you have, I can read it only as “Since the majority (that rules you) think We are sri lankan, you also have to OBEY to that thought… even if you do not feel so.”

    My point is simple; “Do not force something that I do not like; if you really want me feel sri lankan, make it happen spontaneously inside me by your benevolent actions.” Alas! When people pepper with the phrases like,“post-conflict era”,“Recovering country from ethnic problem” and of course,“You will find little support within Sri Lanka for the statement ‘I am not sri lankan’”, you naturally alienate me further. This sort of catch phrase make up is no less ridiculous and outrageous than the construction of Rs. 325 m stadium.

    Statement like “You will find little support within Sri Lanka for the statement ‘I am not Sri Lankan’” also shows how less sensible (I leave out the word,‘ignorant’) you are about the feelings of those who live in that island but do not want to agree with the statement,“I am not Sri Lankan.”

    Necrophilia is not a pleasure for the dead (after all, they do not have an opinion/option) though the “enjoying” perpetrator can claim that the dead is enjoying. For the dead, talking is not an option, is it?

  94. Sri Lankan journalist attacked 'with iron bars'

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.
    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a gang of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.
    "The man is in intensive care in hospital" with serious head injuries, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding no arrests had yet been made.
    At least six workers at the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper, including four journalists, have been killed since 2006 over its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.
    "This attack is aimed at scaring our employees so they will leave journalism," Uthayan's publisher E. Sarvanapavan told AFP.
    The opposition Tamil National Alliance legislator said he believed the assault was in response to a recent sweeping win by his party in local council elections.
    The council polls were the first held in the area since Sri Lanka inflicted a crushing military defeat on Tamil Tiger rebels, with whom the TNA was closely linked, in 2009.
    "Attacking Kuhanathan is not the democratic way to behave in defeat. The paper's coverage gave equal coverage to the opposition and government," said Sarvanapavan.
    Some 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved, according to rights groups.
    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.
    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    Attacks against journalists and news outlets have continued despite the end of the decades-long war between the military and rebels, said Mahoney.
    The latest assault came a day after police found the body of Pattani Razeek, a human rights activist who disappeared in 2010. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Sri Lanka to "expedite" investigations and prosecute those involved in the crime.
    UN records show 5,653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka. Among those missing is freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the 2010 presidential polls.
    http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lankan-journalist-attac

  95. Rise up for media freedom & democracy – JVP

    The attack on the editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper is not only an issue regarding media freedom. It is an issue regarding national unity; an issue regarding the right to live freely; an issue regarding the freedom of expression and it is also an issue regarding democracy states a communiqué issued by the Political Bureau of the JVP regarding the savage attack on the Editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper.

    The communiqué states such attacks make room for more and more international interferences in the internal affairs of the country. India and imperialists led by the USA are waiting for such an incident to poke their hands in the affairs of the country. The government is paving a path for such interferences. The communiqué also states such attacks would again push the youth in the North for political practices that reject democracy.

    The communiqué further states that “the government has not been able to arrest anyone responsible for the incident yet. Being able to flee after attacking a journalist in Jaffna where security is at a maximum level does mean the invisible hand of the government has been active. Hence, the government will not be able to evade allegations aimed at it for the attack. The people in the country as well as masses in the world would have their eyes open to see whether the government would be silent as in other instances when journalists were targeted for attacks or whether legal action would be taken against the wrongdoers of this attack.

    The attack on Mr. Kuganathan is not the first attack targeting journalists and media institutions in Jaffna. There were several instances of journalists being assassinated, abducted, assaulted, threatened and setting fire to media institutions but the government did not take any measures to hold any effective investigation regarding any of them. Hence, it is the responsibility of all to force the government so that it would have to take action regarding the incident.”

    The JVP in its communiqué states masses in the North who were the direct victims of the thirty year old war and were denied democracy should be given more opportunities to express their views. They should be given their right of speech. They should be allowed to share their sufferings and experiences of thirty years freely with other fraternal nationalities. This is crucial for creating national unity. Hence, they should be given more freedom of press. Mr. Kuganathan was subjected to the savage attack at such a time.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  96. Rajapaksa Government is not registering 900,000 Tamil voters in South ?
    Why?

    900,000 of eligible Tamil residents who find it difficult to put their names in the electoral registration in Colombo district alone.

    This is the situation prevailing in Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura , Kegalle, Kandy , Matale, Kalutara and Badulla districts.

    Rajapaksa likes it as no votes – no voice :)

  97. 5 653 people " disappeared " in Sri Lanka.

    UN records show there are 5 653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka.

    Among those missing is Sri Lankan freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the January 2010 presidential election.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  98. Journalist assaulted and in intensive care in hospital

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a group of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.

    Kuhanathan was being treated in hospital for serious head injuries, police spokesperson Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding police were probing the assault.

    "The man is in intensive care in hospital," Jayakody said. Police said no arrests had so far been made in connection with the attack.

    At least four journalists working for the Uthayan newspaper have been killed since May 2006 because of its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.

    A total of 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved.

    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances endured by journalists," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.

    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  99. Sri Lankan journalist attacked 'with iron bars'

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.
    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a gang of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.
    "The man is in intensive care in hospital" with serious head injuries, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding no arrests had yet been made.
    At least six workers at the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper, including four journalists, have been killed since 2006 over its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.
    "This attack is aimed at scaring our employees so they will leave journalism," Uthayan's publisher E. Sarvanapavan told AFP.
    The opposition Tamil National Alliance legislator said he believed the assault was in response to a recent sweeping win by his party in local council elections.
    The council polls were the first held in the area since Sri Lanka inflicted a crushing military defeat on Tamil Tiger rebels, with whom the TNA was closely linked, in 2009.
    "Attacking Kuhanathan is not the democratic way to behave in defeat. The paper's coverage gave equal coverage to the opposition and government," said Sarvanapavan.
    Some 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved, according to rights groups.
    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.
    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    Attacks against journalists and news outlets have continued despite the end of the decades-long war between the military and rebels, said Mahoney.
    The latest assault came a day after police found the body of Pattani Razeek, a human rights activist who disappeared in 2010. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Sri Lanka to "expedite" investigations and prosecute those involved in the crime.
    UN records show 5,653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka. Among those missing is freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the 2010 presidential polls.
    http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lankan-journalist-attac

  100. Sri Lankan journalist attacked 'with iron bars'

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.
    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a gang of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.
    "The man is in intensive care in hospital" with serious head injuries, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding no arrests had yet been made.
    At least six workers at the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper, including four journalists, have been killed since 2006 over its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.
    "This attack is aimed at scaring our employees so they will leave journalism," Uthayan's publisher E. Sarvanapavan told AFP.
    The opposition Tamil National Alliance legislator said he believed the assault was in response to a recent sweeping win by his party in local council elections.
    The council polls were the first held in the area since Sri Lanka inflicted a crushing military defeat on Tamil Tiger rebels, with whom the TNA was closely linked, in 2009.
    "Attacking Kuhanathan is not the democratic way to behave in defeat. The paper's coverage gave equal coverage to the opposition and government," said Sarvanapavan.
    Some 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved, according to rights groups.
    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.
    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    Attacks against journalists and news outlets have continued despite the end of the decades-long war between the military and rebels, said Mahoney.
    The latest assault came a day after police found the body of Pattani Razeek, a human rights activist who disappeared in 2010. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Sri Lanka to "expedite" investigations and prosecute those involved in the crime.
    UN records show 5,653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka. Among those missing is freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the 2010 presidential polls.
    http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lankan-journalist-attac

  101. Rise up for media freedom & democracy – JVP

    The attack on the editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper is not only an issue regarding media freedom. It is an issue regarding national unity; an issue regarding the right to live freely; an issue regarding the freedom of expression and it is also an issue regarding democracy states a communiqué issued by the Political Bureau of the JVP regarding the savage attack on the Editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper.

    The communiqué states such attacks make room for more and more international interferences in the internal affairs of the country. India and imperialists led by the USA are waiting for such an incident to poke their hands in the affairs of the country. The government is paving a path for such interferences. The communiqué also states such attacks would again push the youth in the North for political practices that reject democracy.

    The communiqué further states that “the government has not been able to arrest anyone responsible for the incident yet. Being able to flee after attacking a journalist in Jaffna where security is at a maximum level does mean the invisible hand of the government has been active. Hence, the government will not be able to evade allegations aimed at it for the attack. The people in the country as well as masses in the world would have their eyes open to see whether the government would be silent as in other instances when journalists were targeted for attacks or whether legal action would be taken against the wrongdoers of this attack.

    The attack on Mr. Kuganathan is not the first attack targeting journalists and media institutions in Jaffna. There were several instances of journalists being assassinated, abducted, assaulted, threatened and setting fire to media institutions but the government did not take any measures to hold any effective investigation regarding any of them. Hence, it is the responsibility of all to force the government so that it would have to take action regarding the incident.”

    The JVP in its communiqué states masses in the North who were the direct victims of the thirty year old war and were denied democracy should be given more opportunities to express their views. They should be given their right of speech. They should be allowed to share their sufferings and experiences of thirty years freely with other fraternal nationalities. This is crucial for creating national unity. Hence, they should be given more freedom of press. Mr. Kuganathan was subjected to the savage attack at such a time.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  102. Rise up for media freedom & democracy – JVP

    The attack on the editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper is not only an issue regarding media freedom. It is an issue regarding national unity; an issue regarding the right to live freely; an issue regarding the freedom of expression and it is also an issue regarding democracy states a communiqué issued by the Political Bureau of the JVP regarding the savage attack on the Editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper.

    The communiqué states such attacks make room for more and more international interferences in the internal affairs of the country. India and imperialists led by the USA are waiting for such an incident to poke their hands in the affairs of the country. The government is paving a path for such interferences. The communiqué also states such attacks would again push the youth in the North for political practices that reject democracy.

    The communiqué further states that “the government has not been able to arrest anyone responsible for the incident yet. Being able to flee after attacking a journalist in Jaffna where security is at a maximum level does mean the invisible hand of the government has been active. Hence, the government will not be able to evade allegations aimed at it for the attack. The people in the country as well as masses in the world would have their eyes open to see whether the government would be silent as in other instances when journalists were targeted for attacks or whether legal action would be taken against the wrongdoers of this attack.

    The attack on Mr. Kuganathan is not the first attack targeting journalists and media institutions in Jaffna. There were several instances of journalists being assassinated, abducted, assaulted, threatened and setting fire to media institutions but the government did not take any measures to hold any effective investigation regarding any of them. Hence, it is the responsibility of all to force the government so that it would have to take action regarding the incident.”

    The JVP in its communiqué states masses in the North who were the direct victims of the thirty year old war and were denied democracy should be given more opportunities to express their views. They should be given their right of speech. They should be allowed to share their sufferings and experiences of thirty years freely with other fraternal nationalities. This is crucial for creating national unity. Hence, they should be given more freedom of press. Mr. Kuganathan was subjected to the savage attack at such a time.
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-ne

  103. Tamils may feel the ‘I am Sri Lankan” moment once the country leaders and their intellectual supporters show their goodwill gestures with bringing the culprits of Welikada 83, Nedunkerni, Kokkattichcholai, Chemmani, Trinco-5, Mutur-17, Navali Church, Vanni 2009 to justice

  104. I remember in 1977/8, not sure exactly which year, MP Amirthanligham was assaulted by one Sinhala Policeman at the Jaffna Police Station.

    He was acquitted by the Jaffna court and the rest of the police officers took him back to the station on a parade with several garlands round his neck!

    MP Amirthalingham was the Opposition Leader at that time; this shows as to how the rule of law applied to the Tamils from the early days.

    It is about sending the right message to both to the Tamils and Sinhala about equality and rule of law.

    If they had, as you pointed out, investigated and punished the culprits from Welikada 83, Nedunkerni, Kokkattichcholai, Chemmani, Trinco-5, Mutur-17, Navali Church, Vanni 2009; the history would have been different.

    The worrying aspect is that, still no realisation; it is basically unfathomable!

  105. Tamils priority
    (a) Having the PTA repealed, or (b) asking for police powers to be devolved to an ethnic/national/linguistic identity based N/E/NE state/province.

  106. 5 653 people " disappeared " in Sri Lanka.

    UN records show there are 5 653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka.

    Among those missing is Sri Lankan freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the January 2010 presidential election.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  107. 5 653 people " disappeared " in Sri Lanka.

    UN records show there are 5 653 outstanding "enforced and involuntary disappearances" in Sri Lanka.

    Among those missing is Sri Lankan freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the January 2010 presidential election.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  108. Journalist assaulted and in intensive care in hospital

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a group of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.

    Kuhanathan was being treated in hospital for serious head injuries, police spokesperson Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding police were probing the assault.

    "The man is in intensive care in hospital," Jayakody said. Police said no arrests had so far been made in connection with the attack.

    At least four journalists working for the Uthayan newspaper have been killed since May 2006 because of its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.

    A total of 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved.

    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances endured by journalists," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.

    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  109. Journalist assaulted and in intensive care in hospital

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka's formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation's media.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a group of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.

    Kuhanathan was being treated in hospital for serious head injuries, police spokesperson Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding police were probing the assault.

    "The man is in intensive care in hospital," Jayakody said. Police said no arrests had so far been made in connection with the attack.

    At least four journalists working for the Uthayan newspaper have been killed since May 2006 because of its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.

    A total of 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved.

    "For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances endured by journalists," said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.

    "That must end," said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attac

  110. Apputhurai Arumainathan (53) is one among many. He lost his wife Gunaambaal Arumainathan (50) in the last phase of the war in Vanni.

    “My wife was killed in a shell attack, when she went to the shop on 28th of April 2009 in Mullivaaikkaal. She got injured in her waist, and died on the spot” says Apputhurai Arumainathan with pain in his heart.

    http://groundviews.org/2011/07/30/there-is-an-urgent-need-for-psychological-assistance-in-the-north/#comment-34973

  111. Stop aid to Sri Lanka

    CPI secretary and Rajya Sabha member D. Raja has asked the Central government to stop financial aid to Sri Lanka and demand inquiry in International Court of Justice against the atrocities committed on Sri Lankan Tamils by that government.

    Addressing a meeting here on Friday as part of a nationwide campaign by CPI to express solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils, Mr. Raja said both Indian and Sri Lankan governments were responsible for the situation. The role of India came into picture because it provided financial and military support.

    Mr. Raja also said Sri Lanka denied permission to domestic and international media to visit the scenes of offence.

    CPI deputy general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said the Sri Lankan Tamils initially waged peaceful struggles demanding rights on a par with Sinhalese and elimination of prejudice against their language.

  112. The electoral setback for Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka’s biggest Tamil party has won the local elections in the country’s regions torn by decades of civil war.

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took 18 out of 26 councils in the north and the east of the country, in what is being seen as a rare electoral setback for the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the BBC reports.

    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/452596.php

  113. I am not Sri Lankan

    The people who refuse the past and reject the queries on the past regarding what happened in the name of ethnicity have no right to force sri lankan identity on anyone.

    People who cleverly inject the words,‘post-conflict era”,“we all sri lankans” and “recovering from ethnic conflict” may look progressive, but at the bottom are no different from any other ‘victor who writes the history’. If you are expecting people like me to embrace you first come out openly condemn the atrocities rather than doing make up for the third degree burnt body and calling it Beauty Queen.

    Of course when 705 of the population is Sinhala, and naturally feel ‘I am sri lankan” this is expected.When you reiterate this line, whatever intention you have, I can read it only as “Since the majority (that rules you) think We are sri lankan, you also have to OBEY to that thought… even if you do not feel so.”

    My point is simple; “Do not force something that I do not like; if you really want me feel sri lankan, make it happen spontaneously inside me by your benevolent actions.” Alas! When people pepper with the phrases like,“post-conflict era”,“Recovering country from ethnic problem” and of course,“You will find little support within Sri Lanka for the statement ‘I am not sri lankan’”, you naturally alienate me further. This sort of catch phrase make up is no less ridiculous and outrageous than the construction of Rs. 325 m stadium.

    Statement like “You will find little support within Sri Lanka for the statement ‘I am not Sri Lankan’” also shows how less sensible (I leave out the word,‘ignorant’) you are about the feelings of those who live in that island but do not want to agree with the statement,“I am not Sri Lankan.”

    Necrophilia is not a pleasure for the dead (after all, they do not have an opinion/option) though the “enjoying” perpetrator can claim that the dead is enjoying. For the dead, talking is not an option, is it?

  114. Rajapaksa Government is not registering 900,000 Tamil voters in South ?
    Why?

    900,000 of eligible Tamil residents who find it difficult to put their names in the electoral registration in Colombo district alone.

    This is the situation prevailing in Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura , Kegalle, Kandy , Matale, Kalutara and Badulla districts.

    Rajapaksa likes it as no votes – no voice :)

  115. Sri Lankan journalist attacked ‘with iron bars’

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka’s formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation’s media.
    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a gang of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.
    “The man is in intensive care in hospital” with serious head injuries, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding no arrests had yet been made.
    At least six workers at the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper, including four journalists, have been killed since 2006 over its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.
    “This attack is aimed at scaring our employees so they will leave journalism,” Uthayan’s publisher E. Sarvanapavan told AFP.
    The opposition Tamil National Alliance legislator said he believed the assault was in response to a recent sweeping win by his party in local council elections.
    The council polls were the first held in the area since Sri Lanka inflicted a crushing military defeat on Tamil Tiger rebels, with whom the TNA was closely linked, in 2009.
    “Attacking Kuhanathan is not the democratic way to behave in defeat. The paper’s coverage gave equal coverage to the opposition and government,” said Sarvanapavan.
    Some 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved, according to rights groups.
    “For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances,” said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.
    “That must end,” said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.
    Attacks against journalists and news outlets have continued despite the end of the decades-long war between the military and rebels, said Mahoney.
    The latest assault came a day after police found the body of Pattani Razeek, a human rights activist who disappeared in 2010. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Sri Lanka to “expedite” investigations and prosecute those involved in the crime.
    UN records show 5,653 outstanding “enforced and involuntary disappearances” in Sri Lanka. Among those missing is freelance journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who vanished on the eve of the 2010 presidential polls.

    http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lankan-journalist-attacked-iron-bars-095612986.html;_ylt=AoomS5NB2NxuSXmnKcsXKC0Bxg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTM5NTMyb2FzBHBrZwM4MjYyZGNmNi1mNzM4LTNjZTktODYwNC00Mjk3NDkzYjIzZmUEcG9zAzQEc2VjA01lZGlhVG9wU3RvcnkEdmVyA2ZkN2IxYjUwLWJhOTItMTFlMC1iYjNmLTU5N2M1ZjBhMzNjOA–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvODAybTAwBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN3b3JsZHxhc2lhBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

  116. Rise up for media freedom & democracy – JVP

    The attack on the editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper is not only an issue regarding media freedom. It is an issue regarding national unity; an issue regarding the right to live freely; an issue regarding the freedom of expression and it is also an issue regarding democracy states a communiqué issued by the Political Bureau of the JVP regarding the savage attack on the Editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper.

    The communiqué states such attacks make room for more and more international interferences in the internal affairs of the country. India and imperialists led by the USA are waiting for such an incident to poke their hands in the affairs of the country. The government is paving a path for such interferences. The communiqué also states such attacks would again push the youth in the North for political practices that reject democracy.

    The communiqué further states that “the government has not been able to arrest anyone responsible for the incident yet. Being able to flee after attacking a journalist in Jaffna where security is at a maximum level does mean the invisible hand of the government has been active. Hence, the government will not be able to evade allegations aimed at it for the attack. The people in the country as well as masses in the world would have their eyes open to see whether the government would be silent as in other instances when journalists were targeted for attacks or whether legal action would be taken against the wrongdoers of this attack.

    The attack on Mr. Kuganathan is not the first attack targeting journalists and media institutions in Jaffna. There were several instances of journalists being assassinated, abducted, assaulted, threatened and setting fire to media institutions but the government did not take any measures to hold any effective investigation regarding any of them. Hence, it is the responsibility of all to force the government so that it would have to take action regarding the incident.”

    The JVP in its communiqué states masses in the North who were the direct victims of the thirty year old war and were denied democracy should be given more opportunities to express their views. They should be given their right of speech. They should be allowed to share their sufferings and experiences of thirty years freely with other fraternal nationalities. This is crucial for creating national unity. Hence, they should be given more freedom of press. Mr. Kuganathan was subjected to the savage attack at such a time.

    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php/news/local-news/9519-rise-up-for-media-freedom-a-democracy–jvp

  117. Tamils may feel the ‘I am Sri Lankan” moment once the country leaders and their intellectual supporters show their goodwill gestures with bringing the culprits of Welikada 83, Nedunkerni, Kokkattichcholai, Chemmani, Trinco-5, Mutur-17, Navali Church, Vanni 2009 to justice

  118. I remember in 1977/8, not sure exactly which year, MP Amirthanligham was assaulted by one Sinhala Policeman at the Jaffna Police Station.

    He was acquitted by the Jaffna court and the rest of the police officers took him back to the station on a parade with several garlands round his neck!

    MP Amirthalingham was the Opposition Leader at that time; this shows as to how the rule of law applied to the Tamils from the early days.

    It is about sending the right message to both to the Tamils and Sinhala about equality and rule of law.

    If they had, as you pointed out, investigated and punished the culprits from Welikada 83, Nedunkerni, Kokkattichcholai, Chemmani, Trinco-5, Mutur-17, Navali Church, Vanni 2009; the history would have been different.

    The worrying aspect is that, still no realisation; it is basically unfathomable!

  119. Tamils priority
    (a) Having the PTA repealed, or (b) asking for police powers to be devolved to an ethnic/national/linguistic identity based N/E/NE state/province.

  120. Journalist assaulted and in intensive care in hospital

    An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka’s formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation’s media.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a group of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.

    Kuhanathan was being treated in hospital for serious head injuries, police spokesperson Prishantha Jayakody told AFP, adding police were probing the assault.

    “The man is in intensive care in hospital,” Jayakody said. Police said no arrests had so far been made in connection with the attack.

    At least four journalists working for the Uthayan newspaper have been killed since May 2006 because of its alleged pro-nationalist Tamil stance.

    A total of 17 journalists and media employees have been killed in Sri Lanka in the past decade, with none of the murders being solved.

    “For too long Sri Lankan authorities have been indifferent about the targeted attacks, killings and disappearances endured by journalists,” said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement.

    “That must end,” said CPJ deputy director Robert Mahoney.

    http://www.news24.com/World/News/Journalist-attacked-with-iron-bars-

  121. North and Eastern Sri Lanka must be given autonomy

    Strongly criticising the Sri Lankan government for “delay” in solving the Tamils issue, CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Northern and Eastern parts of Tamil dominated areas in the island nation be given autonomy status.

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been adopting “dilatory tactics” to find a political solution to the Tamils issue despite repeated assurances, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said.

    “An emergency kind of rule is prevailing in Sri Lanka which is inimical to their own democratic system,” Karat said during a conference on “Equal Rights-Political Settlement in the Island Nation” organised by CPI(M)’s Tamil Nadu unit.

    Northern and Eastern region inhabited by Tamils in large numbers should be given autonomy. Provision of autonomy is the only solution to this problem, he said, adding, “We would like to tell the Sri Lankan government do not continue to adopt such (dilatory) tactics to avoid the issue.” The continued presence of armed forces in Jaffna and other Tamil regions is an “obstacle” and “hindrance” to the political settlement, he said.

    Mr. Karat said it was due to presence of armed forces that an emergency kind of situation is prevailing there not only in Jaffna (where army occupies it), but in whole of Sri Lanka. “This is a precursor to an authoritative rule”, he warned.

    He also called upon India to use all its “political” and “diplomatic” instruments to prevail upon Sri Lankan government to reach a political settlement.

    In the aftermath of armed conflict, it is imperative for the Lankan government to take steps to rehabilitate displaced Tamils and help them return to normal life. These measures should be taken without any further delay, Mr. Karat said.

    Later, in a resolution the conference decided to stage a demonstration on August 9 on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

  122. North and Eastern Sri Lanka must be given autonomy

    Strongly criticising the Sri Lankan government for “delay” in solving the Tamils issue, CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Northern and Eastern parts of Tamil dominated areas in the island nation be given autonomy status.

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been adopting “dilatory tactics” to find a political solution to the Tamils issue despite repeated assurances, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said.

    “An emergency kind of rule is prevailing in Sri Lanka which is inimical to their own democratic system,” Karat said during a conference on “Equal Rights-Political Settlement in the Island Nation” organised by CPI(M)’s Tamil Nadu unit.

    Northern and Eastern region inhabited by Tamils in large numbers should be given autonomy. Provision of autonomy is the only solution to this problem, he said, adding, “We would like to tell the Sri Lankan government do not continue to adopt such (dilatory) tactics to avoid the issue.” The continued presence of armed forces in Jaffna and other Tamil regions is an “obstacle” and “hindrance” to the political settlement, he said.

    Mr. Karat said it was due to presence of armed forces that an emergency kind of situation is prevailing there not only in Jaffna (where army occupies it), but in whole of Sri Lanka. “This is a precursor to an authoritative rule”, he warned.

    He also called upon India to use all its “political” and “diplomatic” instruments to prevail upon Sri Lankan government to reach a political settlement.

    In the aftermath of armed conflict, it is imperative for the Lankan government to take steps to rehabilitate displaced Tamils and help them return to normal life. These measures should be taken without any further delay, Mr. Karat said.

    Later, in a resolution the conference decided to stage a demonstration on August 9 on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

  123. North and Eastern Sri Lanka must be given autonomy

    Strongly criticising the Sri Lankan government for “delay” in solving the Tamils issue, CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Northern and Eastern parts of Tamil dominated areas in the island nation be given autonomy status.

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been adopting “dilatory tactics” to find a political solution to the Tamils issue despite repeated assurances, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said.

    “An emergency kind of rule is prevailing in Sri Lanka which is inimical to their own democratic system,” Karat said during a conference on “Equal Rights-Political Settlement in the Island Nation” organised by CPI(M)’s Tamil Nadu unit.

    Northern and Eastern region inhabited by Tamils in large numbers should be given autonomy. Provision of autonomy is the only solution to this problem, he said, adding, “We would like to tell the Sri Lankan government do not continue to adopt such (dilatory) tactics to avoid the issue.” The continued presence of armed forces in Jaffna and other Tamil regions is an “obstacle” and “hindrance” to the political settlement, he said.

    Mr. Karat said it was due to presence of armed forces that an emergency kind of situation is prevailing there not only in Jaffna (where army occupies it), but in whole of Sri Lanka. “This is a precursor to an authoritative rule”, he warned.

    He also called upon India to use all its “political” and “diplomatic” instruments to prevail upon Sri Lankan government to reach a political settlement.

    In the aftermath of armed conflict, it is imperative for the Lankan government to take steps to rehabilitate displaced Tamils and help them return to normal life. These measures should be taken without any further delay, Mr. Karat said.

    Later, in a resolution the conference decided to stage a demonstration on August 9 on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

  124. North and Eastern Sri Lanka must be given autonomy

    Strongly criticising the Sri Lankan government for “delay” in solving the Tamils issue, CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Northern and Eastern parts of Tamil dominated areas in the island nation be given autonomy status.

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been adopting “dilatory tactics” to find a political solution to the Tamils issue despite repeated assurances, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said.

    “An emergency kind of rule is prevailing in Sri Lanka which is inimical to their own democratic system,” Karat said during a conference on “Equal Rights-Political Settlement in the Island Nation” organised by CPI(M)’s Tamil Nadu unit.

    Northern and Eastern region inhabited by Tamils in large numbers should be given autonomy. Provision of autonomy is the only solution to this problem, he said, adding, “We would like to tell the Sri Lankan government do not continue to adopt such (dilatory) tactics to avoid the issue.” The continued presence of armed forces in Jaffna and other Tamil regions is an “obstacle” and “hindrance” to the political settlement, he said.

    Mr. Karat said it was due to presence of armed forces that an emergency kind of situation is prevailing there not only in Jaffna (where army occupies it), but in whole of Sri Lanka. “This is a precursor to an authoritative rule”, he warned.

    He also called upon India to use all its “political” and “diplomatic” instruments to prevail upon Sri Lankan government to reach a political settlement.

    In the aftermath of armed conflict, it is imperative for the Lankan government to take steps to rehabilitate displaced Tamils and help them return to normal life. These measures should be taken without any further delay, Mr. Karat said.

    Later, in a resolution the conference decided to stage a demonstration on August 9 on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article2308800.ece

  125. India wants Autonomy for Sri Lankan Tamils

    Showing the CPM’s strongest ever support for the Lankan Tamils, the party’s general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said that adequate autonomy to the northern and eastern regions of Lanka would only give a long lasting peace in the war-torn Island nation.
    Addressing a special conference on ‘Equal rights for Sri Lankan Tamils in their country,’ Karat said,“The most urgent priority is that in Sri Lanka, there has to be a political solution to the Tamil question. For that, there has to be adequate autonomy given to the northern and eastern regions.”
    “There has to be devolution of powers that are meaningful, which can enable the Tamil people to manage their affairs in these areas,” Karat said about SL Tamils who were denied equal rights in their country for the past 60 years. Coming down heavily on the Lankan government for using delaying tactics, Karat said,“We (CPM) would like to tell the SL government not to continue to adopt tactics to delay and think that by avoiding these issues, you will solve the problems.” http://ibnlive.in.com/news/autonomy-pitch-for-lan

  126. India wants Autonomy for Sri Lankan Tamils

    Showing the CPM’s strongest ever support for the Lankan Tamils, the party’s general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said that adequate autonomy to the northern and eastern regions of Lanka would only give a long lasting peace in the war-torn Island nation.
    Addressing a special conference on ‘Equal rights for Sri Lankan Tamils in their country,’ Karat said,“The most urgent priority is that in Sri Lanka, there has to be a political solution to the Tamil question. For that, there has to be adequate autonomy given to the northern and eastern regions.”
    “There has to be devolution of powers that are meaningful, which can enable the Tamil people to manage their affairs in these areas,” Karat said about SL Tamils who were denied equal rights in their country for the past 60 years. Coming down heavily on the Lankan government for using delaying tactics, Karat said,“We (CPM) would like to tell the SL government not to continue to adopt tactics to delay and think that by avoiding these issues, you will solve the problems.” http://ibnlive.in.com/news/autonomy-pitch-for-lan

  127. India wants Autonomy for Sri Lankan Tamils

    Showing the CPM’s strongest ever support for the Lankan Tamils, the party’s general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said that adequate autonomy to the northern and eastern regions of Lanka would only give a long lasting peace in the war-torn Island nation.
    Addressing a special conference on ‘Equal rights for Sri Lankan Tamils in their country,’ Karat said,“The most urgent priority is that in Sri Lanka, there has to be a political solution to the Tamil question. For that, there has to be adequate autonomy given to the northern and eastern regions.”
    “There has to be devolution of powers that are meaningful, which can enable the Tamil people to manage their affairs in these areas,” Karat said about SL Tamils who were denied equal rights in their country for the past 60 years. Coming down heavily on the Lankan government for using delaying tactics, Karat said,“We (CPM) would like to tell the SL government not to continue to adopt tactics to delay and think that by avoiding these issues, you will solve the problems.” http://ibnlive.in.com/news/autonomy-pitch-for-lan

  128. I’m ashamed to be Sri Lankan

    Savendra Silva just woken up from his coma. Because he reckons only Channel 4 and no one else is talking about his and his Boss's crime in 2008 – 2009.

    Oh my goodness, the entire world is watching this and talking about it.

    For how long you going to hide your crimes?

    Once the Soldiers who took part in the final rampage started talking the truth out there is no way to escape for the masterminds.

    Not just one or two…according to one of the soldiers it is more than 50,000 in the last two days of the war.

    The Puthumathalan area was full of dead bodies of women and children.

    They couldn't bury them since there were 50,000 bodies lying around.

    hey had to use an army bulldozer to put sand on top of it.

    After all this crimes how are we expecting Tamils to live with us?

    How are we going to win their hearts and minds?

    Aren't we a civilized society?

    Do we have any religious believes?

    What is the point in calling us the only pure Buddhist country in the world?

    Shame on us guys !!!

    First of all, hand over these war criminals to the International Court.

    Reconcile with Tamils for what we have done.

    Then think about genuinely giving equal rights to them to live like any other human beings on the world.

  129. More ammunition for AI on pressurising GoSL

    Jayantha Dhanapala, an eminent retired Sri Lankan diplomat and a former UN under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs gets to the heart of the matter about illegal detentions:

    "..They [the LLRC] asked that the names of those who have been detained be published. This would have alleviated the mental agony of families who don’t know whether the disappeared youth and males in their family were killed or are in detention. All your proud claims about economic development in the north and east, and of having rehabilitated some of the child soldiers, are rendered meaningless when you can’t do a simple thing as reveal the names of these people. 

    These flaws in our record can easily be rectified and it is sad these people who sit in power don’t realise that simple gestures like this can mean a lot to the families of the minorities who have been affected by the war. It is possible that some of these detainees are as guilty as hell for collusion with the LTTE and for various acts of rebellion against the elected state. Then frame charges and punish them. Don’t let them languish, it’s like Guantanamo! We were righteous in our indignation about what happened at Guantanamo but aren’t we doing the same thing? We have to really clean up our act in a lot of these areas."
    http://tinyurl.com/3smh5n3

  130. More ammunition for AI on pressurising GoSL

    Jayantha Dhanapala, an eminent retired Sri Lankan diplomat and a former UN under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs gets to the heart of the matter about illegal detentions:

    "..They [the LLRC] asked that the names of those who have been detained be published. This would have alleviated the mental agony of families who don’t know whether the disappeared youth and males in their family were killed or are in detention. All your proud claims about economic development in the north and east, and of having rehabilitated some of the child soldiers, are rendered meaningless when you can’t do a simple thing as reveal the names of these people. 

    These flaws in our record can easily be rectified and it is sad these people who sit in power don’t realise that simple gestures like this can mean a lot to the families of the minorities who have been affected by the war. It is possible that some of these detainees are as guilty as hell for collusion with the LTTE and for various acts of rebellion against the elected state. Then frame charges and punish them. Don’t let them languish, it’s like Guantanamo! We were righteous in our indignation about what happened at Guantanamo but aren’t we doing the same thing? We have to really clean up our act in a lot of these areas."
    http://tinyurl.com/3smh5n3

  131. More ammunition for AI on pressurising GoSL

    Jayantha Dhanapala, an eminent retired Sri Lankan diplomat and a former UN under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs gets to the heart of the matter about illegal detentions:

    "..They [the LLRC] asked that the names of those who have been detained be published. This would have alleviated the mental agony of families who don’t know whether the disappeared youth and males in their family were killed or are in detention. All your proud claims about economic development in the north and east, and of having rehabilitated some of the child soldiers, are rendered meaningless when you can’t do a simple thing as reveal the names of these people. 

    These flaws in our record can easily be rectified and it is sad these people who sit in power don’t realise that simple gestures like this can mean a lot to the families of the minorities who have been affected by the war. It is possible that some of these detainees are as guilty as hell for collusion with the LTTE and for various acts of rebellion against the elected state. Then frame charges and punish them. Don’t let them languish, it’s like Guantanamo! We were righteous in our indignation about what happened at Guantanamo but aren’t we doing the same thing? We have to really clean up our act in a lot of these areas."
    http://tinyurl.com/3smh5n3

  132. Mahinda Rajapaksa seems intent on founding a new Sri Lanka upon a lie.

    A lie that he led a pristine humanitarian operation rather than the tragic and inhuman battle to end an already tragic and inhuman war.

    Till he does, the Sri Lankan state will be exposed to charges of lying and reports like Channel 4’s will continue to emerge, because they do reflect the truth.

    Not all Sri Lankans are so deaf, dumb and blind. The slaughter 40 000 innocent civilians – nothing to be proud of.

  133. Mango

    Thank you for a very useful post . Many innocent Tamils are still languishing in Sri Lanka Guantanamo torture camps.

  134. India wants Autonomy for Sri Lankan Tamils

    Showing the CPM’s strongest ever support for the Lankan Tamils, the party’s general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said that adequate autonomy to the northern and eastern regions of Lanka would only give a long lasting peace in the war-torn Island nation.
    Addressing a special conference on ‘Equal rights for Sri Lankan Tamils in their country,’ Karat said,“The most urgent priority is that in Sri Lanka, there has to be a political solution to the Tamil question. For that, there has to be adequate autonomy given to the northern and eastern regions.”
    “There has to be devolution of powers that are meaningful, which can enable the Tamil people to manage their affairs in these areas,” Karat said about SL Tamils who were denied equal rights in their country for the past 60 years. Coming down heavily on the Lankan government for using delaying tactics, Karat said,“We (CPM) would like to tell the SL government not to continue to adopt tactics to delay and think that by avoiding these issues, you will solve the problems.”
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/autonomy-pitch-for-lankan-tamils/171733-60-118.html

  135. I’m ashamed to be Sri Lankan

    Savendra Silva just woken up from his coma. Because he reckons only Channel 4 and no one else is talking about his and his Boss’s crime in 2008 – 2009.

    Oh my goodness, the entire world is watching this and talking about it.

    For how long you going to hide your crimes?

    Once the Soldiers who took part in the final rampage started talking the truth out there is no way to escape for the masterminds.

    Not just one or two…according to one of the soldiers it is more than 50,000 in the last two days of the war.

    The Puthumathalan area was full of dead bodies of women and children.

    They couldn’t bury them since there were 50,000 bodies lying around.

    hey had to use an army bulldozer to put sand on top of it.

    After all this crimes how are we expecting Tamils to live with us?

    How are we going to win their hearts and minds?

    Aren’t we a civilized society?

    Do we have any religious believes?

    What is the point in calling us the only pure Buddhist country in the world?

    Shame on us guys !!!

    First of all, hand over these war criminals to the International Court.

    Reconcile with Tamils for what we have done.

    Then think about genuinely giving equal rights to them to live like any other human beings on the world.

  136. More ammunition for AI on pressurising GoSL

    Jayantha Dhanapala, an eminent retired Sri Lankan diplomat and a former UN under-secretary-general for disarmament affairs gets to the heart of the matter about illegal detentions:

    “..They [the LLRC] asked that the names of those who have been detained be published. This would have alleviated the mental agony of families who don’t know whether the disappeared youth and males in their family were killed or are in detention. All your proud claims about economic development in the north and east, and of having rehabilitated some of the child soldiers, are rendered meaningless when you can’t do a simple thing as reveal the names of these people. 

    These flaws in our record can easily be rectified and it is sad these people who sit in power don’t realise that simple gestures like this can mean a lot to the families of the minorities who have been affected by the war. It is possible that some of these detainees are as guilty as hell for collusion with the LTTE and for various acts of rebellion against the elected state. Then frame charges and punish them. Don’t let them languish, it’s like Guantanamo! We were righteous in our indignation about what happened at Guantanamo but aren’t we doing the same thing? We have to really clean up our act in a lot of these areas.”

    http://tinyurl.com/3smh5n3

  137. Mahinda Rajapaksa seems intent on founding a new Sri Lanka upon a lie.

    A lie that he led a pristine humanitarian operation rather than the tragic and inhuman battle to end an already tragic and inhuman war.

    Till he does, the Sri Lankan state will be exposed to charges of lying and reports like Channel 4’s will continue to emerge, because they do reflect the truth.

    Not all Sri Lankans are so deaf, dumb and blind. The slaughter 40 000 innocent civilians – nothing to be proud of.

  138. Mango

    Thank you for a very useful post . Many innocent Tamils are still languishing in Sri Lanka Guantanamo torture camps.

  139. India demands Sri Lanka economic embargo

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Central Government to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka for alleged 'war crimes' and atrocities committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapakse-led Government.

    A recent UN report accused Colombo of targeting Tamil civilians during the army onslaught on the militant outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in 2008-2009.

    The report specifically accused the Rajapaksa Government of widespread shelling, including targeting field hospitals, denial of humanitarian aid, and rights violations against people inside and outside the conflict zone on the northeastern coast of the island nation.

    Demanding justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils in a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly, Jayalalithaa had called for an economic blockade against neighbouring Sri Lanka in June.

    Addressing a news conference in Chennai, she asserted that AIADMK lawmakers would be raising the issue before other parties during the Parliament's Monsoon Session beginning on August 1.

    "Yes, our Members of Parliament will definitely be raising the issue on the floors of both houses of Parliament, with regard to the atrocities committed against Sri Lankan Tamils and the resolutions passed in the Tamil Nadu assembly to declare those guilty of war crimes as war criminals and to see that they are made to appear before the International Criminal Court for inquiry," said Jayalalithaa.

    "We have also been insisting that an economic embargo should be imposed against Sri Lanka. Our Members of Parliament will raise these issues in both the houses," she added. (ANI)
    http://www.southeastasianews.net/story/818701/ht/

  140. Ethnic majority: De-globalisation : Ethnic Minorities: De-centralisation

    You hit a nail on its head !! :)

    People want De-centralisation

    People do not want to live in cages under constant threat from the military and para-military

    They do want to be given handouts when their freedom to till their own lands and earn their own livelihoods are being deliberately curtailed by the Govt. People want to be free.

  141. India demands Sri Lanka economic embargo

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Central Government to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka for alleged 'war crimes' and atrocities committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapakse-led Government.

    A recent UN report accused Colombo of targeting Tamil civilians during the army onslaught on the militant outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in 2008-2009.

    The report specifically accused the Rajapaksa Government of widespread shelling, including targeting field hospitals, denial of humanitarian aid, and rights violations against people inside and outside the conflict zone on the northeastern coast of the island nation.

    Demanding justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils in a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly, Jayalalithaa had called for an economic blockade against neighbouring Sri Lanka in June.

    Addressing a news conference in Chennai, she asserted that AIADMK lawmakers would be raising the issue before other parties during the Parliament's Monsoon Session beginning on August 1.

    "Yes, our Members of Parliament will definitely be raising the issue on the floors of both houses of Parliament, with regard to the atrocities committed against Sri Lankan Tamils and the resolutions passed in the Tamil Nadu assembly to declare those guilty of war crimes as war criminals and to see that they are made to appear before the International Criminal Court for inquiry," said Jayalalithaa.

    "We have also been insisting that an economic embargo should be imposed against Sri Lanka. Our Members of Parliament will raise these issues in both the houses," she added. (ANI)
    http://www.southeastasianews.net/story/818701/ht/

  142. India demands Sri Lanka economic embargo

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Central Government to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka for alleged 'war crimes' and atrocities committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapakse-led Government.

    A recent UN report accused Colombo of targeting Tamil civilians during the army onslaught on the militant outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in 2008-2009.

    The report specifically accused the Rajapaksa Government of widespread shelling, including targeting field hospitals, denial of humanitarian aid, and rights violations against people inside and outside the conflict zone on the northeastern coast of the island nation.

    Demanding justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils in a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly, Jayalalithaa had called for an economic blockade against neighbouring Sri Lanka in June.

    Addressing a news conference in Chennai, she asserted that AIADMK lawmakers would be raising the issue before other parties during the Parliament's Monsoon Session beginning on August 1.

    "Yes, our Members of Parliament will definitely be raising the issue on the floors of both houses of Parliament, with regard to the atrocities committed against Sri Lankan Tamils and the resolutions passed in the Tamil Nadu assembly to declare those guilty of war crimes as war criminals and to see that they are made to appear before the International Criminal Court for inquiry," said Jayalalithaa.

    "We have also been insisting that an economic embargo should be imposed against Sri Lanka. Our Members of Parliament will raise these issues in both the houses," she added. (ANI)
    http://www.southeastasianews.net/story/818701/ht/

  143. We, the Tamils never going to kneel down to evil sinhala barbarians

    King Rajapaksa’s front line defenders like Kohana, Rajiva, Peris and Dayan out in the international arena think that they can hoodwink the world with their titles of ‘Dr’ in front of their names. Even in public blogs as this one they put their titles as ‘Dr’ to cover up their stupid utterances thinking that the reading public are fools and have no brains. These fools disguise their ignorance and stupidity with this title.

    In western countries, especially in the public sector, there is no special concession given to these Phd titles even in the fields of science and engineering when it comes to emploment. Phd’s in other fields have to try even harder to seek recognition. Even the salaries especially in the government sectors do not differentiate between simple degree holders and the Phd’s, as it is the experience that counts.

    While appreciating the effort and time put in to get a Phd its value is totally misused by the jokers mentioned above. They are nothing but hangers on whom King Rajapaksa thinks have better brains to hoodwink the well read, matured current world. Photographic evidence taken by a simple device like a mobile phone can bring governments down. Recent evidences from Srilanka and the corrupt North African countries are typical examples.

    Trophy hunters amongst the culprits who commit these crimes and capture the evidence can be easily bought over for with monetary compensations. This evidenced in the recent CH4 videos. The ones who have a compassionate heart amongst the culprits realise their mistakes and come forward in due course and give evidence like in the most recent CH4 videos.

    “The end game” towards the end of the war as shown in the most recent CH4 video orchestrated by the king, Gota , Shavendra and their goons is haunting them now and the modayas will soon have no place to hide other than in Srilanka.

  144. Tamils who voted for the TNA and TULF did so as a protest against the Sri Lanka State Terrorism which pervades their everyday lives – fear of venturing out of home risking arbitary arrest, interfearance in family and religious events by the military,preventing visits to places of worship on grounds of “security”,desercration of temples and shooting of priests,army uniform clad military compelling priests to perform poojas for their benefit,suppression of the right to peaceful gatherings of tamils to discuss their own affairs,dead bodies appearing occasionally,some persons ‘disappearing’ without trace,released LTTE cadres again terrorised when they try to settle down in civilian life,IDPs ‘settled’ in their original habitats/villages again forcibly relocated on the pretext that the village is/was the site of ancient buddhist settlements, fishermen forced to hand over portions of their daily catch to the army, and prevented from fishing if they refuse, unnecessary imposition of “fishing hours” to prevent profitable fishing during hours of their choice,200,000 IDPs still existing (as reported by UNHcR)outside their original homes/villages/habitats,thousands even now not registerd as voters,resuming farming on their own lands prevented by army on pretext that they are earmarked for army housing,paramilitaries allowed to prey on tamils by extortion,abductions for ransom,rape,armed robberies and even killings of those who refuse to support them as they are unemployed/unemployable persons without any income,forcibly planting businessmen from the south in businesses originally owned by tamils,army preventing tamils from peaceful business and taking over same to make ‘extra bucks’,the Military Governer vetoing decisions of the provincial& town councils and pradeshiya sabas,not releasing political prisoners who have kith and kin in the north and keeping the incarcerated for years without indictment in courts, murders of jaffna journalists which are never properly investigated, harassment of journalists and attacks on newspaper offices,transferring public officers who refuse to “toe the line” with regard to unjust public policy,killing of an officer who objected to tamils being compelled to sing the national anthem in tamil,imposition of “security zones” without any rhime or reason,merely to harass the tamils who lived there for years,even alongside “minefields” which they learned to avoid,refusal of entry by local and international journalists to the site of the ‘last battle’for fear of discovery of mass graves,looting of homes of IDPs before they returned,presumably by the army and, most of all, continuing the Emergency & PTA only because tamils abroad are waving ‘tiger flags’.

  145. I had the opportunity,courtesy of a friend abroad to view a Channel 4 clip telecast on the 27 July,and saw how the ex-General Shavendra de Silva reacted when confronted by a Channel4 journalist in front of the UN building with the question ‘whether he was acting on the orders of the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse when he shot and killed those who were surrendering with white flags

    Shavendra Silva’s body language betrayed his false bravado as he squirmed uncomfortably on his heels. with hands in his pocket, desparately looking around for support.He could’n get words out of his mouth as he choked and stammered repeating the same denials.The glint in his eyes gave away his wishing, how back home he could have coped with the situation with a bullet thorugh the journo’s head and got a promotion for that and let the LTTE take the rap.That’s the way the cookie seems to be crumbling for the SLG now.LOL

  146. It’s time to put these rascals to trial :)
    After doing all the killing, raping and butchering the innocent Tamil civilians in cold blood are now denying. A bunch of big time liars should be tried and punished sooner the better.

  147. Ethnic majority: De-globalisation : Ethnic Minorities: De-centralisation

    You hit a nail on its head !! :)

    People want De-centralisation

    People do not want to live in cages under constant threat from the military and para-military

    They do want to be given handouts when their freedom to till their own lands and earn their own livelihoods are being deliberately curtailed by the Govt. People want to be free.

  148. India demands Sri Lanka economic embargo

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Central Government to impose an economic embargo on Sri Lanka for alleged ‘war crimes’ and atrocities committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapakse-led Government.

    A recent UN report accused Colombo of targeting Tamil civilians during the army onslaught on the militant outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in 2008-2009.

    The report specifically accused the Rajapaksa Government of widespread shelling, including targeting field hospitals, denial of humanitarian aid, and rights violations against people inside and outside the conflict zone on the northeastern coast of the island nation.

    Demanding justice for the Sri Lankan Tamils in a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly, Jayalalithaa had called for an economic blockade against neighbouring Sri Lanka in June.

    Addressing a news conference in Chennai, she asserted that AIADMK lawmakers would be raising the issue before other parties during the Parliament’s Monsoon Session beginning on August 1.

    “Yes, our Members of Parliament will definitely be raising the issue on the floors of both houses of Parliament, with regard to the atrocities committed against Sri Lankan Tamils and the resolutions passed in the Tamil Nadu assembly to declare those guilty of war crimes as war criminals and to see that they are made to appear before the International Criminal Court for inquiry,” said Jayalalithaa.

    “We have also been insisting that an economic embargo should be imposed against Sri Lanka. Our Members of Parliament will raise these issues in both the houses,” she added. (ANI)

    http://www.southeastasianews.net/story/818701/ht/Jayalalithaa-reiterates-demand-for-Lanka-economic-embargo

  149. We, the Tamils never going to kneel down to evil sinhala barbarians

    King Rajapaksa’s front line defenders like Kohana, Rajiva, Peris and Dayan out in the international arena think that they can hoodwink the world with their titles of ‘Dr’ in front of their names. Even in public blogs as this one they put their titles as ‘Dr’ to cover up their stupid utterances thinking that the reading public are fools and have no brains. These fools disguise their ignorance and stupidity with this title.

    In western countries, especially in the public sector, there is no special concession given to these Phd titles even in the fields of science and engineering when it comes to emploment. Phd’s in other fields have to try even harder to seek recognition. Even the salaries especially in the government sectors do not differentiate between simple degree holders and the Phd’s, as it is the experience that counts.

    While appreciating the effort and time put in to get a Phd its value is totally misused by the jokers mentioned above. They are nothing but hangers on whom King Rajapaksa thinks have better brains to hoodwink the well read, matured current world. Photographic evidence taken by a simple device like a mobile phone can bring governments down. Recent evidences from Srilanka and the corrupt North African countries are typical examples.

    Trophy hunters amongst the culprits who commit these crimes and capture the evidence can be easily bought over for with monetary compensations. This evidenced in the recent CH4 videos. The ones who have a compassionate heart amongst the culprits realise their mistakes and come forward in due course and give evidence like in the most recent CH4 videos.

    “The end game” towards the end of the war as shown in the most recent CH4 video orchestrated by the king, Gota , Shavendra and their goons is haunting them now and the modayas will soon have no place to hide other than in Srilanka.

  150. Tamils who voted for the TNA and TULF did so as a protest against the Sri Lanka State Terrorism which pervades their everyday lives – fear of venturing out of home risking arbitary arrest, interfearance in family and religious events by the military,preventing visits to places of worship on grounds of “security”,desercration of temples and shooting of priests,army uniform clad military compelling priests to perform poojas for their benefit,suppression of the right to peaceful gatherings of tamils to discuss their own affairs,dead bodies appearing occasionally,some persons ‘disappearing’ without trace,released LTTE cadres again terrorised when they try to settle down in civilian life,IDPs ‘settled’ in their original habitats/villages again forcibly relocated on the pretext that the village is/was the site of ancient buddhist settlements, fishermen forced to hand over portions of their daily catch to the army, and prevented from fishing if they refuse, unnecessary imposition of “fishing hours” to prevent profitable fishing during hours of their choice,200,000 IDPs still existing (as reported by UNHcR)outside their original homes/villages/habitats,thousands even now not registerd as voters,resuming farming on their own lands prevented by army on pretext that they are earmarked for army housing,paramilitaries allowed to prey on tamils by extortion,abductions for ransom,rape,armed robberies and even killings of those who refuse to support them as they are unemployed/unemployable persons without any income,forcibly planting businessmen from the south in businesses originally owned by tamils,army preventing tamils from peaceful business and taking over same to make ‘extra bucks’,the Military Governer vetoing decisions of the provincial& town councils and pradeshiya sabas,not releasing political prisoners who have kith and kin in the north and keeping the incarcerated for years without indictment in courts, murders of jaffna journalists which are never properly investigated, harassment of journalists and attacks on newspaper offices,transferring public officers who refuse to “toe the line” with regard to unjust public policy,killing of an officer who objected to tamils being compelled to sing the national anthem in tamil,imposition of “security zones” without any rhime or reason,merely to harass the tamils who lived there for years,even alongside “minefields” which they learned to avoid,refusal of entry by local and international journalists to the site of the ‘last battle’for fear of discovery of mass graves,looting of homes of IDPs before they returned,presumably by the army and, most of all, continuing the Emergency & PTA only because tamils abroad are waving ‘tiger flags’.

  151. I had the opportunity,courtesy of a friend abroad to view a Channel 4 clip telecast on the 27 July,and saw how the ex-General Shavendra de Silva reacted when confronted by a Channel4 journalist in front of the UN building with the question ‘whether he was acting on the orders of the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse when he shot and killed those who were surrendering with white flags

    Shavendra Silva’s body language betrayed his false bravado as he squirmed uncomfortably on his heels. with hands in his pocket, desparately looking around for support.He could’n get words out of his mouth as he choked and stammered repeating the same denials.The glint in his eyes gave away his wishing, how back home he could have coped with the situation with a bullet thorugh the journo’s head and got a promotion for that and let the LTTE take the rap.That’s the way the cookie seems to be crumbling for the SLG now.LOL

  152. It’s time to put these rascals to trial :)
    After doing all the killing, raping and butchering the innocent Tamil civilians in cold blood are now denying. A bunch of big time liars should be tried and punished sooner the better.

  153. Black July
    The law and order was totally absent during the 1983 Black July Massacre of Tamils. The Police just stood by watching. By 1983 police had lost its independence. The automatic reaction mechanism was lost. Not just during 83 even as recent in 2006 Trincomalee riots the same pattern continued. Where was the Police when a well known rapist from the ruling party and his thugs went berserk recently in Colombo? Where is the police every time a well known drug peddler and member of Parliament from Kalaniya area runs a riot? The Police no longer have the courage or confidence to get involved in confronting situations. I can pretty much guarantee if another riot happens tomorrow the Police will just lie idle. They will stand by watching until they get an order from a politician to do something. If the politician is busy people will suffer and properties get burnt and looted.

    Not just the police but every other public institution have become servile to politicians. Another most recent example is Sri Lanka cricket. How political interference keeps failing cricket is well known. Public institutions must have the independence to recruit qualified persons in order to deliver services in the best interest of the public without any prejudice.

    The rot started with the 1972 constitution with the removal of public services commission. The 1972 republican constitution gave birth to Tamil militancy by removing minority safeguards that existed with Soulbury. It subsequently politicises civil services and rule of law to such as extent the Police have become incapable of containing a riot by 1983. The SLFP 1972 socialist constitution that declare a republic puts the country in an inauspicious footing. It creates a problem but also weakens inherent mechanisms that exist to contain it.

  154. We Sinhalese should feel ashamed of 1983 for another 500 years.

    My main concern is not the incident where innocent Tamils were brutally killed, tortured or chased away. Painfully though I can come to terms with thinking of animalistic behavior of some humans. What is incomprehensible to me is no criminal was brought to books. For this reason I never voted for UNP since then and never will until they deliver an official apology.

    When people praise JR for his “liberalization of economy” it is well to remember that he was the author this most shameful, most horrible incident which took us into a 30 year brutal war and 500 years back in development.

  155. A sudden rush for all this hoopla –Pseudo Reconciliation Showy Slogans – We are All Sri Lankans, Unity, We are One in One country.

    Now all we need to go ahead as a nation.

    Not to remind people of gruesome pictures of past when they try to forget it. :)

    This a joke :) :) :) and encourages impunity for vicious cycle of violence against Tamil minority.

    No, we should not forget and we should say never again.

    The healing after the atrocities, starts after by a grieving process, unearthing truth, and accounting for misdeed, naming the perpetrators, compensating the victims or their kith and kin, apologising for the atrocities

  156. LOL !!

    You Stupid Eelamists – do you seriously read what's posted here ? Mango and I are supporting the cause of releasing those who are detained without a reason. You morons should make use of these blogs to fight ethically instead of womiting garbage !!Such a bunch of looser on and off the feild !!

  157. No More Faith in Colombo's Peace and Reconciliation: Indian Women

    Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo's periodic pledges to bring about reconciliation in the country, reports Indian Express.

    "We no longer believe the empty promises of the Sri Lankan government to bring peace and reconciliation, and strongly demand immediate action that will convince us of the seriousness of this intent," the statement of the rights activists said.

    Saying that women were among the worst hit in the dragging conflict in Sri Lanka that began in 1983, the activists faulted the Sri Lankan government for not acknowledging the range of rights violations committed by its armed forces, even two years after the Tamil Tigers were crushed and condemned the Indian government for its silence and participation.

    From: Sri Lankan jails ‘hell’ for women

    "We strongly condemn the Indian government's silence and active participation in many of the human rights violations meted out by the Sri Lankan government," the statement said.

    "We strongly urge the Indian government to desist from participating in industrial and developmental projects in Sri Lanka where they result in permanent loss of the land and livelihood or ethnic cleansing of war-displaced minorities," their statement further said.

    Historian Uma Chakravarty, Professor Ilina Sen and Lakshmi Lingam, Rohini Hensman, Saheli, Mumbai's Forum Against Oppression of Women, and Mary. E. John, director of New Delhi's Centre for Women's Development Studies were among the signatories.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july312011/india-w

  158. Rajapaksa has dificulty in hiding the truth and bury facts of massacre

    Fifth anniversary of the massacre of seventeen staffers of the French NGO, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers falls on the 4th of August. Later investigations established that the workers, trapped inside their Moothoor branch office residence of ACF located close to Moothoor Cultural Centre, were shot and killed at point blank range, by SLA soldiers. Colombo has continued to sabotage investigations, failed to provide protection for witnesses, and has failed to make public findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report on the ACF killings. Meanwhile, a former wife of slain ACF worker, Premas Anandarajah, has filed a civil suit in the District Court of District of Columbia, U.S., against Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse as responsible for the crime, claiming damages of $30m (all three plaintiffs).

    "Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice," Sunday Leader said in its anniversary coverage.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  159. Black July
    The law and order was totally absent during the 1983 Black July Massacre of Tamils. The Police just stood by watching. By 1983 police had lost its independence. The automatic reaction mechanism was lost. Not just during 83 even as recent in 2006 Trincomalee riots the same pattern continued. Where was the Police when a well known rapist from the ruling party and his thugs went berserk recently in Colombo? Where is the police every time a well known drug peddler and member of Parliament from Kalaniya area runs a riot? The Police no longer have the courage or confidence to get involved in confronting situations. I can pretty much guarantee if another riot happens tomorrow the Police will just lie idle. They will stand by watching until they get an order from a politician to do something. If the politician is busy people will suffer and properties get burnt and looted.

    Not just the police but every other public institution have become servile to politicians. Another most recent example is Sri Lanka cricket. How political interference keeps failing cricket is well known. Public institutions must have the independence to recruit qualified persons in order to deliver services in the best interest of the public without any prejudice.

    The rot started with the 1972 constitution with the removal of public services commission. The 1972 republican constitution gave birth to Tamil militancy by removing minority safeguards that existed with Soulbury. It subsequently politicises civil services and rule of law to such as extent the Police have become incapable of containing a riot by 1983. The SLFP 1972 socialist constitution that declare a republic puts the country in an inauspicious footing. It creates a problem but also weakens inherent mechanisms that exist to contain it.

  160. We Sinhalese should feel ashamed of 1983 for another 500 years.

    My main concern is not the incident where innocent Tamils were brutally killed, tortured or chased away. Painfully though I can come to terms with thinking of animalistic behavior of some humans. What is incomprehensible to me is no criminal was brought to books. For this reason I never voted for UNP since then and never will until they deliver an official apology.

    When people praise JR for his “liberalization of economy” it is well to remember that he was the author this most shameful, most horrible incident which took us into a 30 year brutal war and 500 years back in development.

  161. A sudden rush for all this hoopla –Pseudo Reconciliation Showy Slogans – We are All Sri Lankans, Unity, We are One in One country.

    Now all we need to go ahead as a nation.

    Not to remind people of gruesome pictures of past when they try to forget it. :)

    This a joke :) :) :) and encourages impunity for vicious cycle of violence against Tamil minority.

    No, we should not forget and we should say never again.

    The healing after the atrocities, starts after by a grieving process, unearthing truth, and accounting for misdeed, naming the perpetrators, compensating the victims or their kith and kin, apologising for the atrocities

  162. Rip Van Winkle

    Idiot, have you forgotten to take your Prozac? :(

    You are a delusional Bipolar geezer from Sorry Sri Lanka, who calls everyone -Eelamist. :( :( :(

    You defend some human rights in certain posts and then start poking fun human rights activists like in the post above . This blowing hot and cold and making contradictory statements all show that you are nut case or trying to be deliberately very clever/diabolical.

  163. No More Faith in Colombo's Peace and Reconciliation: Indian Women

    Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo's periodic pledges to bring about reconciliation in the country, reports Indian Express.

    "We no longer believe the empty promises of the Sri Lankan government to bring peace and reconciliation, and strongly demand immediate action that will convince us of the seriousness of this intent," the statement of the rights activists said.

    Saying that women were among the worst hit in the dragging conflict in Sri Lanka that began in 1983, the activists faulted the Sri Lankan government for not acknowledging the range of rights violations committed by its armed forces, even two years after the Tamil Tigers were crushed and condemned the Indian government for its silence and participation.

    From: Sri Lankan jails ‘hell’ for women

    "We strongly condemn the Indian government's silence and active participation in many of the human rights violations meted out by the Sri Lankan government," the statement said.

    "We strongly urge the Indian government to desist from participating in industrial and developmental projects in Sri Lanka where they result in permanent loss of the land and livelihood or ethnic cleansing of war-displaced minorities," their statement further said.

    Historian Uma Chakravarty, Professor Ilina Sen and Lakshmi Lingam, Rohini Hensman, Saheli, Mumbai's Forum Against Oppression of Women, and Mary. E. John, director of New Delhi's Centre for Women's Development Studies were among the signatories.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july312011/india-w

  164. No More Faith in Colombo's Peace and Reconciliation: Indian Women

    Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo's periodic pledges to bring about reconciliation in the country, reports Indian Express.

    "We no longer believe the empty promises of the Sri Lankan government to bring peace and reconciliation, and strongly demand immediate action that will convince us of the seriousness of this intent," the statement of the rights activists said.

    Saying that women were among the worst hit in the dragging conflict in Sri Lanka that began in 1983, the activists faulted the Sri Lankan government for not acknowledging the range of rights violations committed by its armed forces, even two years after the Tamil Tigers were crushed and condemned the Indian government for its silence and participation.

    From: Sri Lankan jails ‘hell’ for women

    "We strongly condemn the Indian government's silence and active participation in many of the human rights violations meted out by the Sri Lankan government," the statement said.

    "We strongly urge the Indian government to desist from participating in industrial and developmental projects in Sri Lanka where they result in permanent loss of the land and livelihood or ethnic cleansing of war-displaced minorities," their statement further said.

    Historian Uma Chakravarty, Professor Ilina Sen and Lakshmi Lingam, Rohini Hensman, Saheli, Mumbai's Forum Against Oppression of Women, and Mary. E. John, director of New Delhi's Centre for Women's Development Studies were among the signatories.
    http://salem-news.com/articles/july312011/india-w

  165. Vignarajah Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

    No More Faith in Colombo's Peace and Reconciliation: Indian women

    ——– :)

    Well said !!

    Deeds not words only !!

  166. Rajapaksa has dificulty in hiding the truth and bury facts of massacre

    Fifth anniversary of the massacre of seventeen staffers of the French NGO, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers falls on the 4th of August. Later investigations established that the workers, trapped inside their Moothoor branch office residence of ACF located close to Moothoor Cultural Centre, were shot and killed at point blank range, by SLA soldiers. Colombo has continued to sabotage investigations, failed to provide protection for witnesses, and has failed to make public findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report on the ACF killings. Meanwhile, a former wife of slain ACF worker, Premas Anandarajah, has filed a civil suit in the District Court of District of Columbia, U.S., against Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse as responsible for the crime, claiming damages of $30m (all three plaintiffs).

    "Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice," Sunday Leader said in its anniversary coverage.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  167. Rajapaksa has dificulty in hiding the truth and bury facts of massacre

    Fifth anniversary of the massacre of seventeen staffers of the French NGO, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers falls on the 4th of August. Later investigations established that the workers, trapped inside their Moothoor branch office residence of ACF located close to Moothoor Cultural Centre, were shot and killed at point blank range, by SLA soldiers. Colombo has continued to sabotage investigations, failed to provide protection for witnesses, and has failed to make public findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report on the ACF killings. Meanwhile, a former wife of slain ACF worker, Premas Anandarajah, has filed a civil suit in the District Court of District of Columbia, U.S., against Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse as responsible for the crime, claiming damages of $30m (all three plaintiffs).

    "Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice," Sunday Leader said in its anniversary coverage.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  168. LOL !!

    You Stupid Eelamists – do you seriously read what’s posted here ? Mango and I are supporting the cause of releasing those who are detained without a reason. You morons should make use of these blogs to fight ethically instead of womiting garbage !!Such a bunch of looser on and off the feild !!

  169. @Vignarajah:
    As Rip says, some of you guys (and girls) really are beyond help. Calling you 'terminal losers' is an insult to terminal losers everywhere.

    We all want the same thing (i.e. release of illegally detained prisoners) and all you can do is copy and paste every single Eelamish whine under the sun!

    p.s.where were the legions of pro-Eelam human rights activists (now, there's an oxymoron to savour), when Fatty VP was using civilians as hostages, demanding that the civilians be freed? Stuffing your faces on Big Macs and Happy Meals. :) :)

  170. India protests Sri Lankan delegation

    AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha on Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegation, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who were in the house as special foreign guests.

    AIADMK members, led by S. Semmalai and Munisamy Thambidurai, shouted "shame, shame" as soon as Speaker Meira Kumar began reading out her welcome message to Rajapaksa and his other colleagues, including Sri Lankan ministers, sitting in the special box to the left of her.

    Almost all nine members of Tamil Nadu's ruling party were heard shouting slogans against the Sri Lankan government as MPs from other parties thumped their desks to welcome the nine-member visiting delegation.

    P. Lingam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) MP from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, also attempted to join the protests over alleged human rights abuses against Sri Lankan Tamils in the island nation. He was seen walking down the aisle towards the speaker's podium but was stopped by his party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who asked him to go back to his seat.

    A visibly irate Meira Kumar rebuked the Tamil MPs and asked them to show some courtesy to the honoured guests.

    The Sri Lankan delegation is on a five-day official visit to India on an invitation by the speaker.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics

  171. Rip Van Winkle

    Idiot, have you forgotten to take your Prozac? :(

    You are a delusional Bipolar geezer from Sorry Sri Lanka, who calls everyone -Eelamist. :( :( :(

    You defend some human rights in certain posts and then start poking fun human rights activists like in the post above . This blowing hot and cold and making contradictory statements all show that you are nut case or trying to be deliberately very clever/diabolical.

  172. No More Faith in Colombo’s Peace and Reconciliation: Indian Women

    Prominent women’s rights activists in India in a statement this week said that they had stopped believing in Colombo’s periodic pledges to bring about reconciliation in the country, reports Indian Express.

    “We no longer believe the empty promises of the Sri Lankan government to bring peace and reconciliation, and strongly demand immediate action that will convince us of the seriousness of this intent,” the statement of the rights activists said.

    Saying that women were among the worst hit in the dragging conflict in Sri Lanka that began in 1983, the activists faulted the Sri Lankan government for not acknowledging the range of rights violations committed by its armed forces, even two years after the Tamil Tigers were crushed and condemned the Indian government for its silence and participation.

    From: Sri Lankan jails ‘hell’ for women

    “We strongly condemn the Indian government’s silence and active participation in many of the human rights violations meted out by the Sri Lankan government,” the statement said.

    “We strongly urge the Indian government to desist from participating in industrial and developmental projects in Sri Lanka where they result in permanent loss of the land and livelihood or ethnic cleansing of war-displaced minorities,” their statement further said.

    Historian Uma Chakravarty, Professor Ilina Sen and Lakshmi Lingam, Rohini Hensman, Saheli, Mumbai’s Forum Against Oppression of Women, and Mary. E. John, director of New Delhi’s Centre for Women’s Development Studies were among the signatories.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/july312011/india-women.php

  173. Vignarajah Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 6:24 am

    No More Faith in Colombo’s Peace and Reconciliation: Indian women

    ——– :)

    Well said !!

    Deeds not words only !!

  174. Rajapaksa has dificulty in hiding the truth and bury facts of massacre

    Fifth anniversary of the massacre of seventeen staffers of the French NGO, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers falls on the 4th of August. Later investigations established that the workers, trapped inside their Moothoor branch office residence of ACF located close to Moothoor Cultural Centre, were shot and killed at point blank range, by SLA soldiers. Colombo has continued to sabotage investigations, failed to provide protection for witnesses, and has failed to make public findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report on the ACF killings. Meanwhile, a former wife of slain ACF worker, Premas Anandarajah, has filed a civil suit in the District Court of District of Columbia, U.S., against Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse as responsible for the crime, claiming damages of $30m (all three plaintiffs).

    “Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice,” Sunday Leader said in its anniversary coverage.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34248

  175. India protests Sri Lankan delegation

    AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha on Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegation, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who were in the house as special foreign guests.

    AIADMK members, led by S. Semmalai and Munisamy Thambidurai, shouted "shame, shame" as soon as Speaker Meira Kumar began reading out her welcome message to Rajapaksa and his other colleagues, including Sri Lankan ministers, sitting in the special box to the left of her.

    Almost all nine members of Tamil Nadu's ruling party were heard shouting slogans against the Sri Lankan government as MPs from other parties thumped their desks to welcome the nine-member visiting delegation.

    P. Lingam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) MP from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, also attempted to join the protests over alleged human rights abuses against Sri Lankan Tamils in the island nation. He was seen walking down the aisle towards the speaker's podium but was stopped by his party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who asked him to go back to his seat.

    A visibly irate Meira Kumar rebuked the Tamil MPs and asked them to show some courtesy to the honoured guests.

    The Sri Lankan delegation is on a five-day official visit to India on an invitation by the speaker.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics

  176. India protests Sri Lankan delegation

    AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha on Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegation, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who were in the house as special foreign guests.

    AIADMK members, led by S. Semmalai and Munisamy Thambidurai, shouted "shame, shame" as soon as Speaker Meira Kumar began reading out her welcome message to Rajapaksa and his other colleagues, including Sri Lankan ministers, sitting in the special box to the left of her.

    Almost all nine members of Tamil Nadu's ruling party were heard shouting slogans against the Sri Lankan government as MPs from other parties thumped their desks to welcome the nine-member visiting delegation.

    P. Lingam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) MP from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, also attempted to join the protests over alleged human rights abuses against Sri Lankan Tamils in the island nation. He was seen walking down the aisle towards the speaker's podium but was stopped by his party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who asked him to go back to his seat.

    A visibly irate Meira Kumar rebuked the Tamil MPs and asked them to show some courtesy to the honoured guests.

    The Sri Lankan delegation is on a five-day official visit to India on an invitation by the speaker.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics

  177. Tamil daily Uthayan editor hammered by EPDP

    But this is not Tamil against Tamil crime
    ————————————————————
    Who is responsible for police powers in the north? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    Who is responsible for security in the north? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    Who is the master of the EPDP? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    What is the menial work that a servant does for the master?

    Very dirty one :)

    Sinahlese-Rajapaksa racist party is the biggest problem.

    If the Sinahlese-Rajapaksa racist party – UPFA continues on its racist path the present and past problems will pale in comparision to the future ones

    The past problems and the present ones affected less than 10 percent of the population directly.

    The future ones will engulf more than 20 percent at least.

  178. Rajapaksa thugs from EPDP started taking revenge for bad defeat in local elections. Uthayan news editor attack is the first . Many more attacks will follow

  179. Douglas Devananda should have no place in the Tamil society.

    If the News Editor Gnanasundram Kuhanathan was attacked by Devananda’s men, Devananda is answerable for the assault

    He cannot the he represents the Tamils and then threaten and harm them.

    He is trying to instil fear into those who opposed him.

    This type of men should not be in the midst of the society.

  180. It is well know that DD is the Tamil equivalent of Meryn in the South and
    both serve as the hands of the “King” – so nothing surprising in SL
    white-van Democracy. Cannot the Media take up a Public Interest case in the Supreme Courts in accounting for the physical attack and killings on journalist as a pattern and seek a remedy???

  181. The ‘unofficial’ Sri Lanka government thug and his goons have commited many crimes against jaffna citizens, journalists and state officers for past many decades.

    The goons classed as ‘armed paramilitaries’ commit robbery,abductions for ransom, extortion and rape lonely women at night.

    Police dare not disarm them.

    Magistrates have been threatened for remanding persons involved in abduction and killing of a boy and remanding those produced before them by police for suspected crime.

    The remedy was to transfer the magistrates out of the peninsula.

    All this is a part of the Sri Lanka State Terrorism against Tamils.

    Now it has intensified, after the elections.

    The Rajapakse Regime carries this out while pretending to practice democracy.

  182. @Vignarajah:
    As Rip says, some of you guys (and girls) really are beyond help. Calling you ‘terminal losers’ is an insult to terminal losers everywhere.

    We all want the same thing (i.e. release of illegally detained prisoners) and all you can do is copy and paste every single Eelamish whine under the sun!

    p.s.where were the legions of pro-Eelam human rights activists (now, there’s an oxymoron to savour), when Fatty VP was using civilians as hostages, demanding that the civilians be freed? Stuffing your faces on Big Macs and Happy Meals. :) :)

  183. India protests Sri Lankan delegation

    AIADMK members in the Lok Sabha on Monday shouted slogans to protest the presence of a Sri Lankan delegation, led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, who were in the house as special foreign guests.

    AIADMK members, led by S. Semmalai and Munisamy Thambidurai, shouted “shame, shame” as soon as Speaker Meira Kumar began reading out her welcome message to Rajapaksa and his other colleagues, including Sri Lankan ministers, sitting in the special box to the left of her.

    Almost all nine members of Tamil Nadu’s ruling party were heard shouting slogans against the Sri Lankan government as MPs from other parties thumped their desks to welcome the nine-member visiting delegation.

    P. Lingam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) MP from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, also attempted to join the protests over alleged human rights abuses against Sri Lankan Tamils in the island nation. He was seen walking down the aisle towards the speaker’s podium but was stopped by his party leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who asked him to go back to his seat.

    A visibly irate Meira Kumar rebuked the Tamil MPs and asked them to show some courtesy to the honoured guests.

    The Sri Lankan delegation is on a five-day official visit to India on an invitation by the speaker.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/protest-against-sri-lankan-delegation-in-lok-sabha/articleshow/9441734.cms

  184. Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    We failed to prevent a massacre in Sri Lanka. We must not fail to seek justice for it.
    ‘Never again’ is the promise that has followed the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica; issued each time with outrage and contrition, and, in recent years, a report on the failure of the international community to act. Kofi Annan commissioned one such report in 1999 on the Rwandan genocide, declaring: “Of all my aims as [UN] Secretary-General, there is none to which I feel more deeply committed than that of enabling the UN never again to fail in protecting a civilian population”. Less than five years later, the UN was unable to galvanise international action in Darfur. Ten years later it failed to prevent tragedy unfolding in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war.
    Channel 4 soldier
    On 27 July, Channel 4 News screened an interview with a soldier reported to have served with the Sri Lankan army, who claimed that government forces actively targeted civilians and buried large numbers in mass graves. He described witnessing soldiers “shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out [and] cut women’s breasts off”. This is the latest blow to the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) efforts to portray its May 2009 defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a triumph over terrorism – a humanitarian operation. Alarm bells
    But at what price? International alarm bells should have started ringing in autumn 2008, when the GoSL asked aid agencies to leave the conflict zone ahead of a major military push. Only the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was able to remain, though it too was later squeezed out. Nonetheless, accounts of the devastating consequences of the government’s push began to seep out, countering the official narrative of military success with ‘zero civilian casualties’. So the GoSL ramped up its long-standing war on the press. In January 2009 alone a prominent newspaper editor was assassinated, a TV station attacked and another journalist stabbed.
    But the government couldn’t silence everyone. In early 2009 eyewitnesses and photos betrayed the suffering of the 330,000 civilians trapped in the ever-shrinking battleground. Encouraged to move into government-declared ‘no fire zones’, they were repeatedly shelled by the army, which systematically targeted food distribution lines and hospitals. Some who tried to flee were shot by the LTTE. While the UN spoke officially about 7,000 dead, the London Times, citing a UN source, put the figure at 20,000. In April 2011, a panel of experts convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that a death toll of as high as 40,000 could not be ruled out – some five times the number of those who died in the Srebrenica massacre. The GoSL meanwhile continued to maintain that it had not killed a single civilian. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  185. Tamil daily Uthayan editor hammered by EPDP

    But this is not Tamil against Tamil crime
    ————————————————————
    Who is responsible for police powers in the north? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    Who is responsible for security in the north? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    Who is the master of the EPDP? Sinahlese-Rajapaksa

    What is the menial work that a servant does for the master?

    Very dirty one :)

    Sinahlese-Rajapaksa racist party is the biggest problem.

    If the Sinahlese-Rajapaksa racist party – UPFA continues on its racist path the present and past problems will pale in comparision to the future ones

    The past problems and the present ones affected less than 10 percent of the population directly.

    The future ones will engulf more than 20 percent at least.

  186. Rajapaksa thugs from EPDP started taking revenge for bad defeat in local elections. Uthayan news editor attack is the first . Many more attacks will follow

  187. Douglas Devananda should have no place in the Tamil society.

    If the News Editor Gnanasundram Kuhanathan was attacked by Devananda’s men, Devananda is answerable for the assault

    He cannot the he represents the Tamils and then threaten and harm them.

    He is trying to instil fear into those who opposed him.

    This type of men should not be in the midst of the society.

  188. It is well know that DD is the Tamil equivalent of Meryn in the South and
    both serve as the hands of the “King” – so nothing surprising in SL
    white-van Democracy. Cannot the Media take up a Public Interest case in the Supreme Courts in accounting for the physical attack and killings on journalist as a pattern and seek a remedy???

  189. The ‘unofficial’ Sri Lanka government thug and his goons have commited many crimes against jaffna citizens, journalists and state officers for past many decades.

    The goons classed as ‘armed paramilitaries’ commit robbery,abductions for ransom, extortion and rape lonely women at night.

    Police dare not disarm them.

    Magistrates have been threatened for remanding persons involved in abduction and killing of a boy and remanding those produced before them by police for suspected crime.

    The remedy was to transfer the magistrates out of the peninsula.

    All this is a part of the Sri Lanka State Terrorism against Tamils.

    Now it has intensified, after the elections.

    The Rajapakse Regime carries this out while pretending to practice democracy.

  190. The triumphalism that followed the GoSL’s victory should have signalled what was to come: the appalling treatment of those who survived. Displacement camps were run like prisons, or worse. Reports emerged of sexual violence, shortages of food and medical supplies, and reprisals, including executions and disappearances, against those suspected to have been LTTE fighters. International officials, including Mr Ban, were whisked round one camp in carefully stage-managed visits that allowed little time for speaking with survivors. Even so, after seeing the camp, Mr Ban said: “I have travelled around the world and visited similar places, but this is by far the most appalling scenes [sic] I have seen.”

    War without witness
    With good reason. Despite the GoSL’s efforts to make this a ‘war without witness’, these people and their relatives had horrifying stories to tell. For two years the government managed with some success to rubbish their testimonies, and the international community was largely willing to play along. But now it seems that the sheer amount of credible evidence has reached a tipping point.
    Civilians were not the only witnesses in the conflict zone. In June 2011, Channel 4 – which has doggedly pursued this story, largely ignored by the rest of the media – broadcast a documentary with a series of clips filmed by government soldiers. Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields contains what is possibly the most disturbing footage ever screened on British television. It depicts what appear to be soldiers shooting LTTE fighters and civilians; dragging naked bodies along the ground and piling them in a truck; bullying comrades into executing prisoners; filming male and female corpses, some showing signs of sexual violence; and using explicit and dehumanising language when referring to their victims. The clips have been independently verified by a number of experts and appear to tally with government records of some of those identified in the films, such as woman television presenter Lsaipriya. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  191. India protests against Sri Lankan delegation

    The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar. AIADMK members, led by M Thambidurai, were on their feet raising slogans on the plight of Lankan Tamils, as Kumar introduced the visitors led by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked Thambidurai to take his seat. "They have come at our invitation and you must honour and respect them," Kumar told the protesting members sternly.

    As the Speaker wished the visiting delegation a pleasant stay in the country, the entire House thumped their desks vigorously so as to drown feeble cries of 'shame, shame' from some AIADMK members.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/AIADMK-protests-aga

  192. Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    We failed to prevent a massacre in Sri Lanka. We must not fail to seek justice for it.
    ‘Never again’ is the promise that has followed the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica; issued each time with outrage and contrition, and, in recent years, a report on the failure of the international community to act. Kofi Annan commissioned one such report in 1999 on the Rwandan genocide, declaring: “Of all my aims as [UN] Secretary-General, there is none to which I feel more deeply committed than that of enabling the UN never again to fail in protecting a civilian population”. Less than five years later, the UN was unable to galvanise international action in Darfur. Ten years later it failed to prevent tragedy unfolding in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war.
    Channel 4 soldier
    On 27 July, Channel 4 News screened an interview with a soldier reported to have served with the Sri Lankan army, who claimed that government forces actively targeted civilians and buried large numbers in mass graves. He described witnessing soldiers “shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out [and] cut women’s breasts off”. This is the latest blow to the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) efforts to portray its May 2009 defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a triumph over terrorism – a humanitarian operation. Alarm bells
    But at what price? International alarm bells should have started ringing in autumn 2008, when the GoSL asked aid agencies to leave the conflict zone ahead of a major military push. Only the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was able to remain, though it too was later squeezed out. Nonetheless, accounts of the devastating consequences of the government’s push began to seep out, countering the official narrative of military success with ‘zero civilian casualties’. So the GoSL ramped up its long-standing war on the press. In January 2009 alone a prominent newspaper editor was assassinated, a TV station attacked and another journalist stabbed.
    But the government couldn’t silence everyone. In early 2009 eyewitnesses and photos betrayed the suffering of the 330,000 civilians trapped in the ever-shrinking battleground. Encouraged to move into government-declared ‘no fire zones’, they were repeatedly shelled by the army, which systematically targeted food distribution lines and hospitals. Some who tried to flee were shot by the LTTE. While the UN spoke officially about 7,000 dead, the London Times, citing a UN source, put the figure at 20,000. In April 2011, a panel of experts convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that a death toll of as high as 40,000 could not be ruled out – some five times the number of those who died in the Srebrenica massacre. The GoSL meanwhile continued to maintain that it had not killed a single civilian. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  193. Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    We failed to prevent a massacre in Sri Lanka. We must not fail to seek justice for it.
    ‘Never again’ is the promise that has followed the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica; issued each time with outrage and contrition, and, in recent years, a report on the failure of the international community to act. Kofi Annan commissioned one such report in 1999 on the Rwandan genocide, declaring: “Of all my aims as [UN] Secretary-General, there is none to which I feel more deeply committed than that of enabling the UN never again to fail in protecting a civilian population”. Less than five years later, the UN was unable to galvanise international action in Darfur. Ten years later it failed to prevent tragedy unfolding in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war.
    Channel 4 soldier
    On 27 July, Channel 4 News screened an interview with a soldier reported to have served with the Sri Lankan army, who claimed that government forces actively targeted civilians and buried large numbers in mass graves. He described witnessing soldiers “shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out [and] cut women’s breasts off”. This is the latest blow to the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) efforts to portray its May 2009 defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a triumph over terrorism – a humanitarian operation. Alarm bells
    But at what price? International alarm bells should have started ringing in autumn 2008, when the GoSL asked aid agencies to leave the conflict zone ahead of a major military push. Only the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was able to remain, though it too was later squeezed out. Nonetheless, accounts of the devastating consequences of the government’s push began to seep out, countering the official narrative of military success with ‘zero civilian casualties’. So the GoSL ramped up its long-standing war on the press. In January 2009 alone a prominent newspaper editor was assassinated, a TV station attacked and another journalist stabbed.
    But the government couldn’t silence everyone. In early 2009 eyewitnesses and photos betrayed the suffering of the 330,000 civilians trapped in the ever-shrinking battleground. Encouraged to move into government-declared ‘no fire zones’, they were repeatedly shelled by the army, which systematically targeted food distribution lines and hospitals. Some who tried to flee were shot by the LTTE. While the UN spoke officially about 7,000 dead, the London Times, citing a UN source, put the figure at 20,000. In April 2011, a panel of experts convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that a death toll of as high as 40,000 could not be ruled out – some five times the number of those who died in the Srebrenica massacre. The GoSL meanwhile continued to maintain that it had not killed a single civilian. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  194. The triumphalism that followed the GoSL’s victory should have signalled what was to come: the appalling treatment of those who survived. Displacement camps were run like prisons, or worse. Reports emerged of sexual violence, shortages of food and medical supplies, and reprisals, including executions and disappearances, against those suspected to have been LTTE fighters. International officials, including Mr Ban, were whisked round one camp in carefully stage-managed visits that allowed little time for speaking with survivors. Even so, after seeing the camp, Mr Ban said: “I have travelled around the world and visited similar places, but this is by far the most appalling scenes [sic] I have seen.”

    War without witness
    With good reason. Despite the GoSL’s efforts to make this a ‘war without witness’, these people and their relatives had horrifying stories to tell. For two years the government managed with some success to rubbish their testimonies, and the international community was largely willing to play along. But now it seems that the sheer amount of credible evidence has reached a tipping point.
    Civilians were not the only witnesses in the conflict zone. In June 2011, Channel 4 – which has doggedly pursued this story, largely ignored by the rest of the media – broadcast a documentary with a series of clips filmed by government soldiers. Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields contains what is possibly the most disturbing footage ever screened on British television. It depicts what appear to be soldiers shooting LTTE fighters and civilians; dragging naked bodies along the ground and piling them in a truck; bullying comrades into executing prisoners; filming male and female corpses, some showing signs of sexual violence; and using explicit and dehumanising language when referring to their victims. The clips have been independently verified by a number of experts and appear to tally with government records of some of those identified in the films, such as woman television presenter Lsaipriya. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  195. The triumphalism that followed the GoSL’s victory should have signalled what was to come: the appalling treatment of those who survived. Displacement camps were run like prisons, or worse. Reports emerged of sexual violence, shortages of food and medical supplies, and reprisals, including executions and disappearances, against those suspected to have been LTTE fighters. International officials, including Mr Ban, were whisked round one camp in carefully stage-managed visits that allowed little time for speaking with survivors. Even so, after seeing the camp, Mr Ban said: “I have travelled around the world and visited similar places, but this is by far the most appalling scenes [sic] I have seen.”

    War without witness
    With good reason. Despite the GoSL’s efforts to make this a ‘war without witness’, these people and their relatives had horrifying stories to tell. For two years the government managed with some success to rubbish their testimonies, and the international community was largely willing to play along. But now it seems that the sheer amount of credible evidence has reached a tipping point.
    Civilians were not the only witnesses in the conflict zone. In June 2011, Channel 4 – which has doggedly pursued this story, largely ignored by the rest of the media – broadcast a documentary with a series of clips filmed by government soldiers. Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields contains what is possibly the most disturbing footage ever screened on British television. It depicts what appear to be soldiers shooting LTTE fighters and civilians; dragging naked bodies along the ground and piling them in a truck; bullying comrades into executing prisoners; filming male and female corpses, some showing signs of sexual violence; and using explicit and dehumanising language when referring to their victims. The clips have been independently verified by a number of experts and appear to tally with government records of some of those identified in the films, such as woman television presenter Lsaipriya. http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka

  196. India protests against Sri Lankan delegation

    The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar. AIADMK members, led by M Thambidurai, were on their feet raising slogans on the plight of Lankan Tamils, as Kumar introduced the visitors led by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked Thambidurai to take his seat. "They have come at our invitation and you must honour and respect them," Kumar told the protesting members sternly.

    As the Speaker wished the visiting delegation a pleasant stay in the country, the entire House thumped their desks vigorously so as to drown feeble cries of 'shame, shame' from some AIADMK members.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/AIADMK-protests-aga

  197. India protests against Sri Lankan delegation

    The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar. AIADMK members, led by M Thambidurai, were on their feet raising slogans on the plight of Lankan Tamils, as Kumar introduced the visitors led by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked Thambidurai to take his seat. "They have come at our invitation and you must honour and respect them," Kumar told the protesting members sternly.

    As the Speaker wished the visiting delegation a pleasant stay in the country, the entire House thumped their desks vigorously so as to drown feeble cries of 'shame, shame' from some AIADMK members.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/AIADMK-protests-aga

  198. How many Tamil politicians and intellectuals did the LTTE murder? (answer below)

    A special free gift to our unhappy pro Eelam friends: a report released today by SL MOD recounting (from their point of view) the successful struggle against the LTTE. Of special interest are pages 88 to 95, naming over 160 Tamil politicians, intellectuals, teachers, agricultural officers and others murdered by the LTTE. An impressive tally, by any standard.

    Oh, and the value of captured LTTE equipment? Over $34 million, all funded by the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    Get your copy here and read about the impressive destructive power unleashed by the LTTE in Sri Lanka for over 30 years.
    http://www.adaderana.lk/20110801_Conf.pdf

    War crimes trials, anyone?

  199. How can India invite the Sri Lanka killers of the 40 000 Hindu women
    and children ?

    Im afraid India is losing all its credentials as a nation.

    Totally shameless behaviour to invite BLOOD THIRSTY brutes from Sri Lanka into its own parliament for piling up bodies of innocent children.

  200. 330 000 are missing voters from Jaffna and 146 900 are missing from Vanni.

    Rajapaksa killed and starved to death more 500 000 Tamil women and children !!

  201. Another Tamil journalist is under attack…. this time by the LTTE in Sydney, using human excreta.

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

    War crimes trials, anyone? Jim? HRW? ICG?

  202. How many Tamil politicians and intellectuals did the LTTE murder? (answer below)

    A special free gift to our unhappy pro Eelam friends: a report released today by SL MOD recounting (from their point of view) the successful struggle against the LTTE. Of special interest are pages 88 to 95, naming over 160 Tamil politicians, intellectuals, teachers, agricultural officers and others murdered by the LTTE. An impressive tally, by any standard.

    Oh, and the value of captured LTTE equipment? Over $34 million, all funded by the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    Get your copy here and read about the impressive destructive power unleashed by the LTTE in Sri Lanka for over 30 years.
    http://www.adaderana.lk/20110801_Conf.pdf

    War crimes trials, anyone?

  203. How many Tamil politicians and intellectuals did the LTTE murder? (answer below)

    A special free gift to our unhappy pro Eelam friends: a report released today by SL MOD recounting (from their point of view) the successful struggle against the LTTE. Of special interest are pages 88 to 95, naming over 160 Tamil politicians, intellectuals, teachers, agricultural officers and others murdered by the LTTE. An impressive tally, by any standard.

    Oh, and the value of captured LTTE equipment? Over $34 million, all funded by the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    Get your copy here and read about the impressive destructive power unleashed by the LTTE in Sri Lanka for over 30 years.
    http://www.adaderana.lk/20110801_Conf.pdf

    War crimes trials, anyone?

  204. Another Tamil journalist is under attack…. this time by the LTTE in Sydney, using human excreta.

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

    War crimes trials, anyone? Jim? HRW? ICG?

  205. Another Tamil journalist is under attack…. this time by the LTTE in Sydney, using human excreta.

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

    War crimes trials, anyone? Jim? HRW? ICG?

  206. Rajapaksa promised successful reintegration into the society for former Tamil Tigers… but none has happened so far. As always, more of the same …empty promises, broken promises :)

    —————————–

    Kumarasamy Muralitharan is an ex-LTTE doctor who was trained in the militants’ medical colleges and served for 20 years in their medical wing. When I met him in October he wondered nervously whether his qualifications would get him a job as a doctor in post-war Sri Lanka, and whether he would be accepted by society.

    Neither has happened. Sinhalese officials have told him they only recognise him as a person released from custody, not as someone medically trained. He would love the chance to sit a government medical exam but he has been given no guidance or encouragement to do so.

    “There are more than 15 [former LTTE doctors] like me who’ve completed MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine]-level qualifications here,” he says in English. All would happily do government jobs, he says. “I’m ready to face any exam by the government if there is any chance given.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143315

    In another instance the 130 jobs were promised 13 months ago and these promises have not been fulfilled so far.

    Ex-Tiger, Kumar has no job 13 months after being freed from a tough detention camp.

    “I’ve tried so many places to find a job,” he says. ” There were 130 driving jobs allotted to us in the transport board, but Pro-Rajapaksa Group of Douglas Devananda gave those jobs to other people and none went to the Ex-Tigers as promised .”

  207. Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    Sri Lanka: Is This Ban’s ‘Never Again’ Moment?

    We failed to prevent a massacre in Sri Lanka. We must not fail to seek justice for it.
    ‘Never again’ is the promise that has followed the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica; issued each time with outrage and contrition, and, in recent years, a report on the failure of the international community to act. Kofi Annan commissioned one such report in 1999 on the Rwandan genocide, declaring: “Of all my aims as [UN] Secretary-General, there is none to which I feel more deeply committed than that of enabling the UN never again to fail in protecting a civilian population”. Less than five years later, the UN was unable to galvanise international action in Darfur. Ten years later it failed to prevent tragedy unfolding in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war.
    Channel 4 soldier
    On 27 July, Channel 4 News screened an interview with a soldier reported to have served with the Sri Lankan army, who claimed that government forces actively targeted civilians and buried large numbers in mass graves. He described witnessing soldiers “shoot people at random, stab people, rape them, cut their tongues out [and] cut women’s breasts off”. This is the latest blow to the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) efforts to portray its May 2009 defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a triumph over terrorism – a humanitarian operation. Alarm bells
    But at what price? International alarm bells should have started ringing in autumn 2008, when the GoSL asked aid agencies to leave the conflict zone ahead of a major military push. Only the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was able to remain, though it too was later squeezed out. Nonetheless, accounts of the devastating consequences of the government’s push began to seep out, countering the official narrative of military success with ‘zero civilian casualties’. So the GoSL ramped up its long-standing war on the press. In January 2009 alone a prominent newspaper editor was assassinated, a TV station attacked and another journalist stabbed.
    But the government couldn’t silence everyone. In early 2009 eyewitnesses and photos betrayed the suffering of the 330,000 civilians trapped in the ever-shrinking battleground. Encouraged to move into government-declared ‘no fire zones’, they were repeatedly shelled by the army, which systematically targeted food distribution lines and hospitals. Some who tried to flee were shot by the LTTE. While the UN spoke officially about 7,000 dead, the London Times, citing a UN source, put the figure at 20,000. In April 2011, a panel of experts convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that a death toll of as high as 40,000 could not be ruled out – some five times the number of those who died in the Srebrenica massacre. The GoSL meanwhile continued to maintain that it had not killed a single civilian.
    http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka-is-this-bans-never-again-moment/

  208. Rajapaksa promised successful reintegration into the society for former Tamil Tigers… but none has happened so far. As always, more of the same …empty promises, broken promises :)

    —————————–

    Kumarasamy Muralitharan is an ex-LTTE doctor who was trained in the militants’ medical colleges and served for 20 years in their medical wing. When I met him in October he wondered nervously whether his qualifications would get him a job as a doctor in post-war Sri Lanka, and whether he would be accepted by society.

    Neither has happened. Sinhalese officials have told him they only recognise him as a person released from custody, not as someone medically trained. He would love the chance to sit a government medical exam but he has been given no guidance or encouragement to do so.

    “There are more than 15 [former LTTE doctors] like me who’ve completed MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine]-level qualifications here,” he says in English. All would happily do government jobs, he says. “I’m ready to face any exam by the government if there is any chance given.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143315

    In another instance the 130 jobs were promised 13 months ago and these promises have not been fulfilled so far.

    Ex-Tiger, Kumar has no job 13 months after being freed from a tough detention camp.

    “I’ve tried so many places to find a job,” he says. ” There were 130 driving jobs allotted to us in the transport board, but Pro-Rajapaksa Group of Douglas Devananda gave those jobs to other people and none went to the Ex-Tigers as promised .”

  209. Rajapaksa promised successful reintegration into the society for former Tamil Tigers… but none has happened so far. As always, more of the same …empty promises, broken promises :)

    —————————–

    Kumarasamy Muralitharan is an ex-LTTE doctor who was trained in the militants’ medical colleges and served for 20 years in their medical wing. When I met him in October he wondered nervously whether his qualifications would get him a job as a doctor in post-war Sri Lanka, and whether he would be accepted by society.

    Neither has happened. Sinhalese officials have told him they only recognise him as a person released from custody, not as someone medically trained. He would love the chance to sit a government medical exam but he has been given no guidance or encouragement to do so.

    “There are more than 15 [former LTTE doctors] like me who’ve completed MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine]-level qualifications here,” he says in English. All would happily do government jobs, he says. “I’m ready to face any exam by the government if there is any chance given.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143315

    In another instance the 130 jobs were promised 13 months ago and these promises have not been fulfilled so far.

    Ex-Tiger, Kumar has no job 13 months after being freed from a tough detention camp.

    “I’ve tried so many places to find a job,” he says. ” There were 130 driving jobs allotted to us in the transport board, but Pro-Rajapaksa Group of Douglas Devananda gave those jobs to other people and none went to the Ex-Tigers as promised .”

  210. The triumphalism that followed the GoSL’s victory should have signalled what was to come: the appalling treatment of those who survived. Displacement camps were run like prisons, or worse. Reports emerged of sexual violence, shortages of food and medical supplies, and reprisals, including executions and disappearances, against those suspected to have been LTTE fighters. International officials, including Mr Ban, were whisked round one camp in carefully stage-managed visits that allowed little time for speaking with survivors. Even so, after seeing the camp, Mr Ban said: “I have travelled around the world and visited similar places, but this is by far the most appalling scenes [sic] I have seen.”

    War without witness
    With good reason. Despite the GoSL’s efforts to make this a ‘war without witness’, these people and their relatives had horrifying stories to tell. For two years the government managed with some success to rubbish their testimonies, and the international community was largely willing to play along. But now it seems that the sheer amount of credible evidence has reached a tipping point.
    Civilians were not the only witnesses in the conflict zone. In June 2011, Channel 4 – which has doggedly pursued this story, largely ignored by the rest of the media – broadcast a documentary with a series of clips filmed by government soldiers. Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields contains what is possibly the most disturbing footage ever screened on British television. It depicts what appear to be soldiers shooting LTTE fighters and civilians; dragging naked bodies along the ground and piling them in a truck; bullying comrades into executing prisoners; filming male and female corpses, some showing signs of sexual violence; and using explicit and dehumanising language when referring to their victims. The clips have been independently verified by a number of experts and appear to tally with government records of some of those identified in the films, such as woman television presenter Lsaipriya.
    http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/08/sri-lanka-is-this-bans-never-again-moment/

  211. India protests against Sri Lankan delegation

    The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils on Monday found an echo in the Lok Sabha, with AIADMK members seeking to embarrass a visiting Lankan Parliamentary delegation by raising slogans, which was denounced by Speaker Meira Kumar. AIADMK members, led by M Thambidurai, were on their feet raising slogans on the plight of Lankan Tamils, as Kumar introduced the visitors led by Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked Thambidurai to take his seat. “They have come at our invitation and you must honour and respect them,” Kumar told the protesting members sternly.

    As the Speaker wished the visiting delegation a pleasant stay in the country, the entire House thumped their desks vigorously so as to drown feeble cries of ‘shame, shame’ from some AIADMK members.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/AIADMK-protests-against-Lankan-delegation-in-LS/Article1-727994.aspx

  212. How can India invite the Sri Lanka killers of the 40 000 Hindu women
    and children ?

    Im afraid India is losing all its credentials as a nation.

    Totally shameless behaviour to invite BLOOD THIRSTY brutes from Sri Lanka into its own parliament for piling up bodies of innocent children.

  213. 330 000 are missing voters from Jaffna and 146 900 are missing from Vanni.

    Rajapaksa killed and starved to death more 500 000 Tamil women and children !!

  214. How many Tamil politicians and intellectuals did the LTTE murder? (answer below)

    A special free gift to our unhappy pro Eelam friends: a report released today by SL MOD recounting (from their point of view) the successful struggle against the LTTE. Of special interest are pages 88 to 95, naming over 160 Tamil politicians, intellectuals, teachers, agricultural officers and others murdered by the LTTE. An impressive tally, by any standard.

    Oh, and the value of captured LTTE equipment? Over $34 million, all funded by the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    Get your copy here and read about the impressive destructive power unleashed by the LTTE in Sri Lanka for over 30 years.

    http://www.adaderana.lk/20110801_Conf.pdf

    War crimes trials, anyone?

  215. Another Tamil journalist is under attack…. this time by the LTTE in Sydney, using human excreta.

    “…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…”

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

    War crimes trials, anyone? Jim? HRW? ICG?

  216. Rajapaksa deprives livelihood of 2500 Tamil, Muslim families in Kuchchave'li

    Nearly two thousand five hundred Tamil and Muslim families in Periya-karaichchi village in the Kuchchave'li Divisional Secretariat division in Trincomalee district have been deprived of the their permanent livelihood following the construction of a saltern by a southern based firm with the permission of the Colombo government. The project is named Raigam Saltern employing Sinhalese from South. “Nearly 2000 families of Tamils and Muslims who were doing prawn farming on this Periya-karaichchi land and another five hundred families who benefited from the subsidiary employment related to prawn farming have been pushed out and some outsiders from other districts have come started a saltern. This is extremely unfair,” said R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian in a letter to the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Mr.Sampanthan said on receipt of information that a Colombo firm was to be allowed to construct a saltern in a village Periya-karaichchi where 95 percent of the residents are Tamils and Muslims he met Mahinda Rajapakse and asked him not to allow such project in the village depriving permanent livelihood of several thousand Tamil and Muslim families.

    SL Presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, who is the SL minister of “Economic Development” was also present at the discussion, according to the TNA leader.

    Mr. Mahinda and Mr. Basil had assured Sampanthan that they would not allow such project in Periya-karaichchi and that the Raigam Saltern would never take place.

    However, the project has taken place contrary to the assurance given to Sampanthan, totally disregarding the wishes of the people and their economic future, TNA sources in Trincomalee said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  217. Attack on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA), a Colombo based Tamil journalists association on Saturday condemned the attack on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, the news editor of Uthayan Tamil Daily in Jaffna, and said that the attack reported within 6 days after the conclusion of the civic elections has cast severe doubts. The government of Sri Lanka claims that it has has brought media democracy and freedom of expression to Jaffna, but the journalists are continuously harassed and threatened, the media watchdog said.

    Another journalist of Uthayan Tamil daily, S. Kaviharan, was attacked on May 28. But, no action has been taken to arrest those behind the attack.

    Media workers are facing the same danger as the one they faced during the war, the SLTMA statement further said.

    There have been reports in Tamil media to the tone that the Sri Lankan forces, that do not want a democratic environment prevailing in North and East, are continuing a military administration.

    Media has the right to publish critical views. Nobody has the right to control the media freedom, the SLTMA said, questioning how armed groups operating with the assistance of the Sri Lankan military could sustain a such control on media.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  218. Rajapaksa deprives livelihood of 2500 Tamil, Muslim families in Kuchchave'li

    Nearly two thousand five hundred Tamil and Muslim families in Periya-karaichchi village in the Kuchchave'li Divisional Secretariat division in Trincomalee district have been deprived of the their permanent livelihood following the construction of a saltern by a southern based firm with the permission of the Colombo government. The project is named Raigam Saltern employing Sinhalese from South. “Nearly 2000 families of Tamils and Muslims who were doing prawn farming on this Periya-karaichchi land and another five hundred families who benefited from the subsidiary employment related to prawn farming have been pushed out and some outsiders from other districts have come started a saltern. This is extremely unfair,” said R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian in a letter to the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Mr.Sampanthan said on receipt of information that a Colombo firm was to be allowed to construct a saltern in a village Periya-karaichchi where 95 percent of the residents are Tamils and Muslims he met Mahinda Rajapakse and asked him not to allow such project in the village depriving permanent livelihood of several thousand Tamil and Muslim families.

    SL Presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, who is the SL minister of “Economic Development” was also present at the discussion, according to the TNA leader.

    Mr. Mahinda and Mr. Basil had assured Sampanthan that they would not allow such project in Periya-karaichchi and that the Raigam Saltern would never take place.

    However, the project has taken place contrary to the assurance given to Sampanthan, totally disregarding the wishes of the people and their economic future, TNA sources in Trincomalee said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  219. Rajapaksa deprives livelihood of 2500 Tamil, Muslim families in Kuchchave'li

    Nearly two thousand five hundred Tamil and Muslim families in Periya-karaichchi village in the Kuchchave'li Divisional Secretariat division in Trincomalee district have been deprived of the their permanent livelihood following the construction of a saltern by a southern based firm with the permission of the Colombo government. The project is named Raigam Saltern employing Sinhalese from South. “Nearly 2000 families of Tamils and Muslims who were doing prawn farming on this Periya-karaichchi land and another five hundred families who benefited from the subsidiary employment related to prawn farming have been pushed out and some outsiders from other districts have come started a saltern. This is extremely unfair,” said R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian in a letter to the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Mr.Sampanthan said on receipt of information that a Colombo firm was to be allowed to construct a saltern in a village Periya-karaichchi where 95 percent of the residents are Tamils and Muslims he met Mahinda Rajapakse and asked him not to allow such project in the village depriving permanent livelihood of several thousand Tamil and Muslim families.

    SL Presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, who is the SL minister of “Economic Development” was also present at the discussion, according to the TNA leader.

    Mr. Mahinda and Mr. Basil had assured Sampanthan that they would not allow such project in Periya-karaichchi and that the Raigam Saltern would never take place.

    However, the project has taken place contrary to the assurance given to Sampanthan, totally disregarding the wishes of the people and their economic future, TNA sources in Trincomalee said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  220. Attack on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA), a Colombo based Tamil journalists association on Saturday condemned the attack on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, the news editor of Uthayan Tamil Daily in Jaffna, and said that the attack reported within 6 days after the conclusion of the civic elections has cast severe doubts. The government of Sri Lanka claims that it has has brought media democracy and freedom of expression to Jaffna, but the journalists are continuously harassed and threatened, the media watchdog said.

    Another journalist of Uthayan Tamil daily, S. Kaviharan, was attacked on May 28. But, no action has been taken to arrest those behind the attack.

    Media workers are facing the same danger as the one they faced during the war, the SLTMA statement further said.

    There have been reports in Tamil media to the tone that the Sri Lankan forces, that do not want a democratic environment prevailing in North and East, are continuing a military administration.

    Media has the right to publish critical views. Nobody has the right to control the media freedom, the SLTMA said, questioning how armed groups operating with the assistance of the Sri Lankan military could sustain a such control on media.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  221. Attack on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA), a Colombo based Tamil journalists association on Saturday condemned the attack on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, the news editor of Uthayan Tamil Daily in Jaffna, and said that the attack reported within 6 days after the conclusion of the civic elections has cast severe doubts. The government of Sri Lanka claims that it has has brought media democracy and freedom of expression to Jaffna, but the journalists are continuously harassed and threatened, the media watchdog said.

    Another journalist of Uthayan Tamil daily, S. Kaviharan, was attacked on May 28. But, no action has been taken to arrest those behind the attack.

    Media workers are facing the same danger as the one they faced during the war, the SLTMA statement further said.

    There have been reports in Tamil media to the tone that the Sri Lankan forces, that do not want a democratic environment prevailing in North and East, are continuing a military administration.

    Media has the right to publish critical views. Nobody has the right to control the media freedom, the SLTMA said, questioning how armed groups operating with the assistance of the Sri Lankan military could sustain a such control on media.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  222. Rajapaksa promised successful reintegration into the society for former Tamil Tigers… but none has happened so far. As always, more of the same …empty promises, broken promises :)

    —————————–

    Kumarasamy Muralitharan is an ex-LTTE doctor who was trained in the militants’ medical colleges and served for 20 years in their medical wing. When I met him in October he wondered nervously whether his qualifications would get him a job as a doctor in post-war Sri Lanka, and whether he would be accepted by society.

    Neither has happened. Sinhalese officials have told him they only recognise him as a person released from custody, not as someone medically trained. He would love the chance to sit a government medical exam but he has been given no guidance or encouragement to do so.

    “There are more than 15 [former LTTE doctors] like me who’ve completed MBBS [Bachelor of Medicine]-level qualifications here,” he says in English. All would happily do government jobs, he says. “I’m ready to face any exam by the government if there is any chance given.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14331595

    In another instance the 130 jobs were promised 13 months ago and these promises have not been fulfilled so far.

    Ex-Tiger, Kumar has no job 13 months after being freed from a tough detention camp.

    “I’ve tried so many places to find a job,” he says. ” There were 130 driving jobs allotted to us in the transport board, but Pro-Rajapaksa Group of Douglas Devananda gave those jobs to other people and none went to the Ex-Tigers as promised .”

  223. Unfortunately it is not possible to prove ones innocence by ones own statements and appointing ones own handpicked commissions.

    It would be better if the Sri Lanka Govt had cooperated with the UNSG’s commission or brought in independent observers of international standing.

    The reasons for not doing so are stated as a matter of sovereignity whereas if crimes were not committed it would just be a formality.

    The Sri Lanka Govt actions and statements lack credibility and are a waste of time.

  224. Why build a sports stadium in Kilinochchi when people need to rebuild their houses and livelihoods?

    Who led a militarized election campaign terrorizing people, decapitating dogs, disrupting TNA campaign, arresting TNA orgnizer and soldiers ordering people to vote for your ‘poodle’ Devananda?]

    You & your bros think that a people with any self-respect and dignity would sell their souls to for your ‘bathgotta’.

    You don’t get it, do you?

    Mr Minister ‘Man does not live by bread alone’!

    People have aspirations and in the NE people have political aspirations.

    The TNA represents those aspirations. So you & your bros should take them seriously and talk to them if you are genuine about reconciliation.

  225. “North heaved a sigh of relief that the war was finally over”

    This is a wrong statement!! The north is still feeling “numb” and has not recovered from the shock. Every Tamil family in Sri Lanka has at least lost a family member, or has a family member missing or maimed, widowed, orphaned or became a destitute, lost their dwellings and livelihood. Even the government is not able to help, they only want to be left alone.

    They do not want a 3 million dollar stadium when they cannot even get one square meal a day!! or cannot send their children to school. all the development they are doing is to fatten the purse of the Rajapakses, Douglas and Karuna and the likes!! The development’s objective is to settle the sinhalese in the North and East, stealing the livelihoods and lands from the Tamils and giving it the Sinhalese and making the Tamils paupers and slaves, so they become “extint” in Sri lanka.

    They are fed up of talking with the tyrants!! How long can they talk? Tamils have been talking from the mid 1950s. All they got in return for talking is betrayal and cheating and slow genocide!!!They are not fools not to understand the Governments agenda!!

  226. The truth is the Sinhalese are not told what is being discussed with the Indians. Do you believe Mrs Nirupama Rao came here just to have breakfast with MR as a courtesy prior to her leaving to the USA. How much did Mahinda,
    Gothabaya and Basil tell the Sinhala people of their many visits to Delhi. Friend, there is little love lost between Nirupama, Shankar Menon, Narayan, GoI and our secretive lot. The Sinhala political leadership is fooling the flock all the while and you are swallowing the pill – without question. Elsewhere, we read there was a desperate plea to bring down Mrs Rao to ask her to somehow get the US Aid restored. Also to use her “friendship” to soften the Americans who are reported to be planning to move in different directions – to the detriment of the Rajapakse familial regime. What is the Quid pro Quo, my man? You will never be told. It is just between the family. Not even the Cabinet will be told in time.

    Read all the editorials in the Sunday English papes today. Some of them have earned the unenviable sobriquet “the kept Press” They represent the views of the more initiated. They are all asking the Govt to settle with the Tamils – after the debacle on July 23. What a shame Devananda and the army could not come out with sufficient human excreta and slaughter sufficient dogs (Buddhist men they are) to change the results in the North. That poor Uthayan Editor, an old man, took the rap and is in death’s throes. He was given the treatment only slightly lesser than what eventually killed Lasantha W. Democracy a-la-Lankan style, again, eh????

  227. As to the “diaspora” canard, the latter is often referred to as some centrally-controlled global conspiracy against the Sinhalese and the Rajapakse regime. Whereas the truth is wherever Tamils (or for that matter Sinhalese or any other community living overseas in substantial numbers is concerned) form themselves together to satisfy various purposes of common and peaceful interest. They are different in number and outlook like the GTF, CTC, TGTE (which is also a recognised political entity) and many otheer. These are run by hundreds of management committees of various hues and cries. The only factor they have in common is they remember their land, their people, their institutions and sympathise (and remember periodically) the collective suffering they went through. Other than that their entire time is taken to protect their jobs/careers and plan for the future of their children in their new found safe homes. They have neither the time nor apetite to conspire against anybody.

  228. When I lived in Sri Lanka in the late 70s early '80s, I had a lot of close Sinhalese friends (some of whom I had known all my life), but I would never discuss the issues with them or tell them how I felt. If they asked me about the riots or the anything else, I would give a bland answer about how we all should get along.

  229. Sriskandarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Whom are you being dishonest to?? Your self, Your freinds or the whole cause…. Why not come out in public and discuss the issue ? No one would have shot you for doing so – It was only the LTTE who shot those who opposed their views including Tamils – But, people like of them on TNA still talk their mind off without being penalised – You being a Pussy is not anyone's problem but yours !!

  230. Vignarajah Says:

    August 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

    You call those who have LTTE mindsets HR activists ??? LOL !! Joker, Go find a circus and not this Blog !!

  231. Sellaratnam Says:

    August 1st, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Douglas Devananda should have no place in the Tamil society.

    If the News Editor Gnanasundram Kuhanathan was attacked by Devananda’s men, Devananda is answerable for the assault

    And you put the blame on Singhalees ???? Why the Double Standards ?? If you cannot respect your own kind Tamil Gentleman Douglas Devananda's view , How can we expect you to respect Any other Person's view ??

  232. As I said, I'm dealing with savages like you the Ripper here

    Shitlankans are nothing but savages. :(

  233. Sri Lanka admits for first time civilian deaths were unavoidable in final phase of civil war.:)

    Why has it taken more than 2 years to state the obvious ?

  234. Indians walk out of meeting hosted for Lankan Parliamentarians

    Indian MP Tiruchi Siva on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting in honour of visiting Lankan Parliamentarians convened by Vice President Hamid Ansari, in protest against the "violence and human rights violations" by the Sri Lankan government against ethnic Tamils.

    Siva, a Rajya Sabha member, alleged that the Sri Lankan government "employed military force ruthlessly in the name of tackling civil war".

    "All promises made by the incumbent govt have not been implemented. Rather brutality, separation and genocide increased manifold," he alleged before the delegation, according to a press release issued by his office.

    "As the delegation was welcomed in the House today, I restrained myself in registering protest and maintained silence keeping in mind the dignity and decorum of our Parliament," he said.

    He said he was "walking out" condemning the violence, human rights violations and repressive measures of Sri Lanka.
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dmk-mp-walks-ou

  235. Rip Van Winkle

    Ha ha. Well played. Under this logic you can dismiss anything I were to say that you disagreed with. So let me see now, on this thread you've called me -Joker, I should go find a circus and not this Blog and that I have a LTTE mindset ??? :) :) :)

    My goodness, the lengths you need to go to to undermine what I have to say. Why this need to pigeonhole or label a person ?

  236. Mango

    You dismiss my post out of hand on the basis of either ignorance or bias.
    Why you undermine my credibility ? It's called an ad hominem attack, and is the only straw when you're drowned by logic :)

    I know me. I have many friends who have known my friends more than half my life, and they know just who I am. Do you really think an dishonest commentator such as you has a fraction of the credibility that they do? Lol. :)

  237. Indians walk out of meeting hosted for Lankan Parliamentarians

    Indian MP Tiruchi Siva on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting in honour of visiting Lankan Parliamentarians convened by Vice President Hamid Ansari, in protest against the "violence and human rights violations" by the Sri Lankan government against ethnic Tamils.

    Siva, a Rajya Sabha member, alleged that the Sri Lankan government "employed military force ruthlessly in the name of tackling civil war".

    "All promises made by the incumbent govt have not been implemented. Rather brutality, separation and genocide increased manifold," he alleged before the delegation, according to a press release issued by his office.

    "As the delegation was welcomed in the House today, I restrained myself in registering protest and maintained silence keeping in mind the dignity and decorum of our Parliament," he said.

    He said he was "walking out" condemning the violence, human rights violations and repressive measures of Sri Lanka.
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dmk-mp-walks-ou

  238. Indians walk out of meeting hosted for Lankan Parliamentarians

    Indian MP Tiruchi Siva on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting in honour of visiting Lankan Parliamentarians convened by Vice President Hamid Ansari, in protest against the "violence and human rights violations" by the Sri Lankan government against ethnic Tamils.

    Siva, a Rajya Sabha member, alleged that the Sri Lankan government "employed military force ruthlessly in the name of tackling civil war".

    "All promises made by the incumbent govt have not been implemented. Rather brutality, separation and genocide increased manifold," he alleged before the delegation, according to a press release issued by his office.

    "As the delegation was welcomed in the House today, I restrained myself in registering protest and maintained silence keeping in mind the dignity and decorum of our Parliament," he said.

    He said he was "walking out" condemning the violence, human rights violations and repressive measures of Sri Lanka.
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dmk-mp-walks-ou

  239. Rajapaksa deprives livelihood of 2500 Tamil, Muslim families in Kuchchave’li

    Nearly two thousand five hundred Tamil and Muslim families in Periya-karaichchi village in the Kuchchave’li Divisional Secretariat division in Trincomalee district have been deprived of the their permanent livelihood following the construction of a saltern by a southern based firm with the permission of the Colombo government. The project is named Raigam Saltern employing Sinhalese from South. “Nearly 2000 families of Tamils and Muslims who were doing prawn farming on this Periya-karaichchi land and another five hundred families who benefited from the subsidiary employment related to prawn farming have been pushed out and some outsiders from other districts have come started a saltern. This is extremely unfair,” said R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian in a letter to the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Mr.Sampanthan said on receipt of information that a Colombo firm was to be allowed to construct a saltern in a village Periya-karaichchi where 95 percent of the residents are Tamils and Muslims he met Mahinda Rajapakse and asked him not to allow such project in the village depriving permanent livelihood of several thousand Tamil and Muslim families.

    SL Presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa, who is the SL minister of “Economic Development” was also present at the discussion, according to the TNA leader.

    Mr. Mahinda and Mr. Basil had assured Sampanthan that they would not allow such project in Periya-karaichchi and that the Raigam Saltern would never take place.

    However, the project has taken place contrary to the assurance given to Sampanthan, totally disregarding the wishes of the people and their economic future, TNA sources in Trincomalee said.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34254

  240. Attack on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA), a Colombo based Tamil journalists association on Saturday condemned the attack on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, the news editor of Uthayan Tamil Daily in Jaffna, and said that the attack reported within 6 days after the conclusion of the civic elections has cast severe doubts. The government of Sri Lanka claims that it has has brought media democracy and freedom of expression to Jaffna, but the journalists are continuously harassed and threatened, the media watchdog said.

    Another journalist of Uthayan Tamil daily, S. Kaviharan, was attacked on May 28. But, no action has been taken to arrest those behind the attack.

    Media workers are facing the same danger as the one they faced during the war, the SLTMA statement further said.

    There have been reports in Tamil media to the tone that the Sri Lankan forces, that do not want a democratic environment prevailing in North and East, are continuing a military administration.

    Media has the right to publish critical views. Nobody has the right to control the media freedom, the SLTMA said, questioning how armed groups operating with the assistance of the Sri Lankan military could sustain a such control on media.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34239

  241. All the Tamils who were interviewed by Pro – Sri Lanka Government media outlet Adaderana ended with tagline ‘The Sri Lanka Govt looked after us and the Sri Lanka Army is great’ which seemed a little ‘additional’ or stage managed to me.

  242. Unfortunately it is not possible to prove ones innocence by ones own statements and appointing ones own handpicked commissions.

    It would be better if the Sri Lanka Govt had cooperated with the UNSG’s commission or brought in independent observers of international standing.

    The reasons for not doing so are stated as a matter of sovereignity whereas if crimes were not committed it would just be a formality.

    The Sri Lanka Govt actions and statements lack credibility and are a waste of time.

  243. Why build a sports stadium in Kilinochchi when people need to rebuild their houses and livelihoods?

    Who led a militarized election campaign terrorizing people, decapitating dogs, disrupting TNA campaign, arresting TNA orgnizer and soldiers ordering people to vote for your ‘poodle’ Devananda?]

    You & your bros think that a people with any self-respect and dignity would sell their souls to for your ‘bathgotta’.

    You don’t get it, do you?

    Mr Minister ‘Man does not live by bread alone’!

    People have aspirations and in the NE people have political aspirations.

    The TNA represents those aspirations. So you & your bros should take them seriously and talk to them if you are genuine about reconciliation.

  244. “North heaved a sigh of relief that the war was finally over”

    This is a wrong statement!! The north is still feeling “numb” and has not recovered from the shock. Every Tamil family in Sri Lanka has at least lost a family member, or has a family member missing or maimed, widowed, orphaned or became a destitute, lost their dwellings and livelihood. Even the government is not able to help, they only want to be left alone.

    They do not want a 3 million dollar stadium when they cannot even get one square meal a day!! or cannot send their children to school. all the development they are doing is to fatten the purse of the Rajapakses, Douglas and Karuna and the likes!! The development’s objective is to settle the sinhalese in the North and East, stealing the livelihoods and lands from the Tamils and giving it the Sinhalese and making the Tamils paupers and slaves, so they become “extint” in Sri lanka.

    They are fed up of talking with the tyrants!! How long can they talk? Tamils have been talking from the mid 1950s. All they got in return for talking is betrayal and cheating and slow genocide!!!They are not fools not to understand the Governments agenda!!

  245. The truth is the Sinhalese are not told what is being discussed with the Indians. Do you believe Mrs Nirupama Rao came here just to have breakfast with MR as a courtesy prior to her leaving to the USA. How much did Mahinda,
    Gothabaya and Basil tell the Sinhala people of their many visits to Delhi. Friend, there is little love lost between Nirupama, Shankar Menon, Narayan, GoI and our secretive lot. The Sinhala political leadership is fooling the flock all the while and you are swallowing the pill – without question. Elsewhere, we read there was a desperate plea to bring down Mrs Rao to ask her to somehow get the US Aid restored. Also to use her “friendship” to soften the Americans who are reported to be planning to move in different directions – to the detriment of the Rajapakse familial regime. What is the Quid pro Quo, my man? You will never be told. It is just between the family. Not even the Cabinet will be told in time.

    Read all the editorials in the Sunday English papes today. Some of them have earned the unenviable sobriquet “the kept Press” They represent the views of the more initiated. They are all asking the Govt to settle with the Tamils – after the debacle on July 23. What a shame Devananda and the army could not come out with sufficient human excreta and slaughter sufficient dogs (Buddhist men they are) to change the results in the North. That poor Uthayan Editor, an old man, took the rap and is in death’s throes. He was given the treatment only slightly lesser than what eventually killed Lasantha W. Democracy a-la-Lankan style, again, eh????

  246. As to the “diaspora” canard, the latter is often referred to as some centrally-controlled global conspiracy against the Sinhalese and the Rajapakse regime. Whereas the truth is wherever Tamils (or for that matter Sinhalese or any other community living overseas in substantial numbers is concerned) form themselves together to satisfy various purposes of common and peaceful interest. They are different in number and outlook like the GTF, CTC, TGTE (which is also a recognised political entity) and many otheer. These are run by hundreds of management committees of various hues and cries. The only factor they have in common is they remember their land, their people, their institutions and sympathise (and remember periodically) the collective suffering they went through. Other than that their entire time is taken to protect their jobs/careers and plan for the future of their children in their new found safe homes. They have neither the time nor apetite to conspire against anybody.

  247. Dear Vignarajah, I'm sorry if you were offended by my remarks. OK, let's start again.

    It's obvious that you care deeply for all Sri Lanka's peoples and especially the war-ravaged Tamil peoples in the North and East. So, can you explain to me where were the Tamil human rights activists protesting and agitating during the War and especially the last stages when the LTTE used 300,000 civilians as human shields?

  248. @Rajendran: Yes, some of the responses were embarrassingly pro-govt and quite unnecessary! But, even now, it's painful hearing how the LTTE sent kidnap squads to capture young kids to fight because of their desperate need for more troops. This (in my opinion) was amongst their worst crimes.

  249. When I lived in Sri Lanka in the late 70s early ’80s, I had a lot of close Sinhalese friends (some of whom I had known all my life), but I would never discuss the issues with them or tell them how I felt. If they asked me about the riots or the anything else, I would give a bland answer about how we all should get along.

  250. Sriskandarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Whom are you being dishonest to?? Your self, Your freinds or the whole cause…. Why not come out in public and discuss the issue ? No one would have shot you for doing so – It was only the LTTE who shot those who opposed their views including Tamils – But, people like of them on TNA still talk their mind off without being penalised – You being a Pussy is not anyone’s problem but yours !!

  251. Let’s see, what is worse for the Tamils face today?

    The Sri Lanka Army is demanding children to rape from every Tamil village or something that happened two years ago and does not exist anymore?

    Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers is biggest threat for the Tamils today.

    And this is my humble opinion. I’m sure, you will continue to moan about past and totally ignore ground realities in Sri Lanka

  252. Vignarajah Says:

    August 1st, 2011 at 6:21 am

    You call those who have LTTE mindsets HR activists ??? LOL !! Joker, Go find a circus and not this Blog !!

  253. Sellaratnam Says:

    August 1st, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Douglas Devananda should have no place in the Tamil society.

    If the News Editor Gnanasundram Kuhanathan was attacked by Devananda’s men, Devananda is answerable for the assault

    And you put the blame on Singhalees ???? Why the Double Standards ?? If you cannot respect your own kind Tamil Gentleman Douglas Devananda’s view , How can we expect you to respect Any other Person’s view ??

  254. Rajendran says: "Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers is biggest threat for the Tamils today."

    This is a very serious charge. Do you have any proof ? How many children? Sworn testimony? In which villages did this happen? When? How often?

  255. Mango

    You are very naïve or pretended to be??

    What about the “white van “diplomacy??

    The generous gift, Rajapaksa gave to the Tamils in the North ??

  256. Vignarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Do I seriously have to remind you the atrocities LTTE carried out towards the Tamil community?? Check this out !
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Also check the vedio link I posted above.

    Where were you and your Human Rights when these killing occurred?????

    R U indeed not a joker belonging to a circus than write on this blog telling the GOSL and individuals who are against the LTTE (and not Tamils) that the LTTE are saints ????

    Dude – I tell you with facts, what have you got? I am ready for a discussion if you come with proper facts.

  257. Gotabaya Rajapakse made clear his stance on terrorism: “I have only two groups, you know. That is the people who wants to fight terrorism or the terrorists” (BBC Hardtalk).[5] Much of the undertone of postwar rhetoric implicitly contains the hard-line ‘either with us or against us’ ideology, where either one is with the ‘good guys’ or working for the ‘bad guys’ . While it might be possible to hash together some kind of justification for this rhetoric during the war effort, with respect to the postwar attempt at reconciliation, it can only be detrimental.

    Postwar, the Pick-a-Side ideology is dangerous because it depicts situations as polarized and forces apolitical or neutral individuals to pick and then justify one side over another. In current postwar debate, for example, Sri Lankans swayed by this kind of rhetoric are asked to choose between ‘the West’ and ‘Sri Lanka’. If they chose Sri Lanka they are bound to justify all the moves of their side, wholesale, instead of making independent objective decisions concerning individual policies. Moreover the Pick-a-Side ideology produces the feeling that one is betraying one’s country when simply disagreeing or considering facts objectively. The ideology manipulates individual loyalty at a subconscious level; if you are not part of Team Sri Lanka you are an enemy or terrorist.

  258. Media organisations in Colombo protest against attack on Tamil editor

    Around 200 journalists from Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association, Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union participated in the protest.

    Opposition parliamentarians, Human Rights activists and Christian priests joined the protesters shouting with slogans. Mano Ganesan and Wickremabahu Karunaratne.

    Protesters demanded the SL government to arrest those involved in the assault and produce before courts.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  259. As I said, I’m dealing with savages like you the Ripper here

    Shitlankans are nothing but savages. :(

  260. Sri Lanka admits for first time civilian deaths were unavoidable in final phase of civil war.:)

    Why has it taken more than 2 years to state the obvious ?

  261. @ Rajendran: the white vans were extremely useful in the secret war against the LTTE terror cells. They were also used to attack political opponents. All of this is well known. I'm still waiting for some info about this very serious charge of 'child rape' against the SLA.

  262. Rip Van Winkle

    Ha ha. Well played. Under this logic you can dismiss anything I were to say that you disagreed with. So let me see now, on this thread you’ve called me -Joker, I should go find a circus and not this Blog and that I have a LTTE mindset ??? :) :) :)

    My goodness, the lengths you need to go to to undermine what I have to say. Why this need to pigeonhole or label a person ?

  263. Mango

    You dismiss my post out of hand on the basis of either ignorance or bias.
    Why you undermine my credibility ? It’s called an ad hominem attack, and is the only straw when you’re drowned by logic :)

    I know me. I have many friends who have known my friends more than half my life, and they know just who I am. Do you really think an dishonest commentator such as you has a fraction of the credibility that they do? Lol. :)

  264. Vignarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Do I seriously have to remind you the atrocities LTTE carried out towards the Tamil community?? Check this out !
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Also check the vedio link I posted above.

    Where were you and your Human Rights when these killing occurred?????

    R U indeed not a joker belonging to a circus than write on this blog telling the GOSL and individuals who are against the LTTE (and not Tamils) that the LTTE are saints ????

    Dude – I tell you with facts, what have you got? I am ready for a discussion if you come with proper facts.

  265. Vignarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Do I seriously have to remind you the atrocities LTTE carried out towards the Tamil community?? Check this out !
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Also check the vedio link I posted above.

    Where were you and your Human Rights when these killing occurred?????

    R U indeed not a joker belonging to a circus than write on this blog telling the GOSL and individuals who are against the LTTE (and not Tamils) that the LTTE are saints ????

    Dude – I tell you with facts, what have you got? I am ready for a discussion if you come with proper facts.

  266. Pro-LTTE diaspora used a forbidden weapon – Biological excreta bombs against Tamil journalist of the Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) in Sydney. Horrific war crime !!

    We demand an international investigation. Please contact Channel 4, immediately. They're used to dealing with excreta, so this should be familiar territory for them. :) :)

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    <a href="http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612
    ” target=”_blank”>http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

  267. Mango !

    R U serious about waiting for these goons to give you facts and figures ?? These goons have not stepped in to SL for past decades and are brainwashed and lied to by pro-LTTE factions. They don't have figures, but only some illusion that was created by some retard.

    Again – the answer to your question is in the vedio – the innocent victims of LTTE brutalism them selves explaining who did what and how the SLA treats them.

    Simply, in an era where children were abducted, given cyanide capsules and pushed to War, the SLA rehabilitated them and ensured they did their O/L and A/L exams + get vocasional training – Whom do you believe ???? Retarded Terrorist or the SLA ??

  268. Media organisations in Colombo protest against attack on Tamil editor

    Around 200 journalists from Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association, Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union participated in the protest.

    Opposition parliamentarians, Human Rights activists and Christian priests joined the protesters shouting with slogans. Mano Ganesan and Wickremabahu Karunaratne.

    Protesters demanded the SL government to arrest those involved in the assault and produce before courts.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  269. Media organisations in Colombo protest against attack on Tamil editor

    Around 200 journalists from Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association, Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union participated in the protest.

    Opposition parliamentarians, Human Rights activists and Christian priests joined the protesters shouting with slogans. Mano Ganesan and Wickremabahu Karunaratne.

    Protesters demanded the SL government to arrest those involved in the assault and produce before courts.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  270. Mango

    Sri Lanka Governmet Forces cut the Tamil children head off for their sadistic pleasure. There are thousands of headless babies in the mass graves of the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

  271. OMG! I'm also speechless. Sri Lanka is a barbaric slaughterhouse where for many years, the LTTE murdered innocent women and children. OMG, OMG!! WTF?

    Here's a 'brave' female (Tamil) LTTE suicide bomber exploding and killing (Tamil) children and (Tamil) civilians escaping (Tamil) LTTE 'freedom fighters' by seeking shelter & protection in a (Genocidal Sri Lankan) Army IDP camp. WTF ? (World Tamil Federation)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDHp2nvz9w

  272. Indians walk out of meeting hosted for Lankan Parliamentarians

    Indian MP Tiruchi Siva on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting in honour of visiting Lankan Parliamentarians convened by Vice President Hamid Ansari, in protest against the “violence and human rights violations” by the Sri Lankan government against ethnic Tamils.

    Siva, a Rajya Sabha member, alleged that the Sri Lankan government “employed military force ruthlessly in the name of tackling civil war”.

    “All promises made by the incumbent govt have not been implemented. Rather brutality, separation and genocide increased manifold,” he alleged before the delegation, according to a press release issued by his office.

    “As the delegation was welcomed in the House today, I restrained myself in registering protest and maintained silence keeping in mind the dignity and decorum of our Parliament,” he said.

    He said he was “walking out” condemning the violence, human rights violations and repressive measures of Sri Lanka.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dmk-mp-walks-out-of-meeting-hosted-for-lankan-parliamentarians/825695/

  273. @Sriskandarajah First there's "Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers", now there's "..thousands of headless babies in the mass graves.." Any minute now, we'll be told that Mahinda eats Tamil babies for a lunch snack.

    Any proof of any of this? If you're so concerned about Tamil babies, you must be delighted that no more Tamil babies (and children) are being forced to fight as combat soldiers for Eelam, no? Where's your gratitude to Mahinda mama, Sarath māmā & Gota mama?

  274. All the Tamils who were interviewed by Pro – Sri Lanka Government media outlet Adaderana ended with tagline ‘The Sri Lanka Govt looked after us and the Sri Lanka Army is great’ which seemed a little ‘additional’ or stage managed to me.

  275. Pro-LTTE diaspora used a forbidden weapon – Biological excreta bombs against Tamil journalist of the Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) in Sydney. Horrific war crime !!

    We demand an international investigation. Please contact Channel 4, immediately. They're used to dealing with excreta, so this should be familiar territory for them. :) :)

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    <a href="http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612
    ” target=”_blank”>http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

  276. Pro-LTTE diaspora used a forbidden weapon – Biological excreta bombs against Tamil journalist of the Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) in Sydney. Horrific war crime !!

    We demand an international investigation. Please contact Channel 4, immediately. They're used to dealing with excreta, so this should be familiar territory for them. :) :)

    "…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…"
    <a href="http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612
    ” target=”_blank”>http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

  277. Dear Vignarajah, I’m sorry if you were offended by my remarks. OK, let’s start again.

    It’s obvious that you care deeply for all Sri Lanka’s peoples and especially the war-ravaged Tamil peoples in the North and East. So, can you explain to me where were the Tamil human rights activists protesting and agitating during the War and especially the last stages when the LTTE used 300,000 civilians as human shields?

  278. @Rajendran: Yes, some of the responses were embarrassingly pro-govt and quite unnecessary! But, even now, it’s painful hearing how the LTTE sent kidnap squads to capture young kids to fight because of their desperate need for more troops. This (in my opinion) was amongst their worst crimes.

  279. OMG! I'm also speechless. Sri Lanka is a barbaric slaughterhouse where for many years, the LTTE murdered innocent women and children. OMG, OMG!! WTF?

    Here's a 'brave' female (Tamil) LTTE suicide bomber exploding and killing (Tamil) children and (Tamil) civilians escaping (Tamil) LTTE 'freedom fighters' by seeking shelter & protection in a (Genocidal Sri Lankan) Army IDP camp. WTF ? (World Tamil Federation)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDHp2nvz9w

  280. OMG! I'm also speechless. Sri Lanka is a barbaric slaughterhouse where for many years, the LTTE murdered innocent women and children. OMG, OMG!! WTF?

    Here's a 'brave' female (Tamil) LTTE suicide bomber exploding and killing (Tamil) children and (Tamil) civilians escaping (Tamil) LTTE 'freedom fighters' by seeking shelter & protection in a (Genocidal Sri Lankan) Army IDP camp. WTF ? (World Tamil Federation)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDHp2nvz9w

  281. Let’s see, what is worse for the Tamils face today?

    The Sri Lanka Army is demanding children to rape from every Tamil village or something that happened two years ago and does not exist anymore?

    Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers is biggest threat for the Tamils today.

    And this is my humble opinion. I’m sure, you will continue to moan about past and totally ignore ground realities in Sri Lanka

  282. Mango

    You are a typical example of the Sinhala Buddhist mentality where killing of cows is a much greater sin than the killings of humans.

    So, all these killings are readily approved by your kind.

    You like a maniac possessed by demons, is rejoicing in the whole slaughter of the innocent. Shame on you !!

  283. Rajendran says: “Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers is biggest threat for the Tamils today.”

    This is a very serious charge. Do you have any proof ? How many children? Sworn testimony? In which villages did this happen? When? How often?

  284. Mango

    You are very naïve or pretended to be??

    What about the “white van “diplomacy??

    The generous gift, Rajapaksa gave to the Tamils in the North ??

  285. Gotabaya Rajapakse made clear his stance on terrorism: “I have only two groups, you know. That is the people who wants to fight terrorism or the terrorists” (BBC Hardtalk).[5] Much of the undertone of postwar rhetoric implicitly contains the hard-line ‘either with us or against us’ ideology, where either one is with the ‘good guys’ or working for the ‘bad guys’ . While it might be possible to hash together some kind of justification for this rhetoric during the war effort, with respect to the postwar attempt at reconciliation, it can only be detrimental.

    Postwar, the Pick-a-Side ideology is dangerous because it depicts situations as polarized and forces apolitical or neutral individuals to pick and then justify one side over another. In current postwar debate, for example, Sri Lankans swayed by this kind of rhetoric are asked to choose between ‘the West’ and ‘Sri Lanka’. If they chose Sri Lanka they are bound to justify all the moves of their side, wholesale, instead of making independent objective decisions concerning individual policies. Moreover the Pick-a-Side ideology produces the feeling that one is betraying one’s country when simply disagreeing or considering facts objectively. The ideology manipulates individual loyalty at a subconscious level; if you are not part of Team Sri Lanka you are an enemy or terrorist.

  286. @ Rajendran: the white vans were extremely useful in the secret war against the LTTE terror cells. They were also used to attack political opponents. All of this is well known. I’m still waiting for some info about this very serious charge of ‘child rape’ against the SLA.

  287. Vignarajah Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Do I seriously have to remind you the atrocities LTTE carried out towards the Tamil community?? Check this out !

    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_killed.htm

    Also check the vedio link I posted above.

    Where were you and your Human Rights when these killing occurred?????

    R U indeed not a joker belonging to a circus than write on this blog telling the GOSL and individuals who are against the LTTE (and not Tamils) that the LTTE are saints ????

    Dude – I tell you with facts, what have you got? I am ready for a discussion if you come with proper facts.

  288. Mango !

    R U serious about waiting for these goons to give you facts and figures ?? These goons have not stepped in to SL for past decades and are brainwashed and lied to by pro-LTTE factions. They don’t have figures, but only some illusion that was created by some retard.

    Again – the answer to your question is in the vedio – the innocent victims of LTTE brutalism them selves explaining who did what and how the SLA treats them.

    Simply, in an era where children were abducted, given cyanide capsules and pushed to War, the SLA rehabilitated them and ensured they did their O/L and A/L exams + get vocasional training – Whom do you believe ???? Retarded Terrorist or the SLA ??

  289. Media organisations in Colombo protest against attack on Tamil editor

    Around 200 journalists from Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association, Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum and Federation of Media Employees Trade Union participated in the protest.

    Opposition parliamentarians, Human Rights activists and Christian priests joined the protesters shouting with slogans. Mano Ganesan and Wickremabahu Karunaratne.

    Protesters demanded the SL government to arrest those involved in the assault and produce before courts.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34255

  290. Mango

    Sri Lanka Governmet Forces cut the Tamil children head off for their sadistic pleasure. There are thousands of headless babies in the mass graves of the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

  291. ACF Massacres: Justice in Limbo
    On August 4, 2006 17 members of Action Contre La Faim (ACF or Action Against Hunger) were brutally shot and killed in Muttur in the midst of the war between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE.

    Their young, promising lives were lost in an instant as each of them were executed at point blank range with their faces turned to the ground.

    Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice.
    Three judicial proceedings followed the executions but none yielded results http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/07/31/acf-mass

  292. Srilankans are the most virulent terrorists.

    Did you watch this http://salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lan

    Sri Lankans who witnessed the violent final showdown of the country's 26-year civil war claim a top military commander and Sri Lanka's defence secretary ordered war crimes.

    One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood.-'Fernando'

    Srilankans for the most part are worst than barbarians

  293. Rajapaksa PERSONALLY PHONES NEWSPAPER TO THREATEN

    Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats that President Mahinda Rajapaksa made in a phone call to the chairman of The Sunday Leader, Lal Wickrematunge, on 19 July because of an article reporting that China had given the president and his son, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, money to be used “at their discretion.”

    “We are extremely shocked that the president personally phones journalists in order to threaten them.” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that The Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka’s only independent English-language newspaper, should be subjected to such pressure. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  294. The Sunday Leader has long been targeted by the government. Lal Wickrematunge’s predecessor at the head of the newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was murdered on 8 January 2009. The murder was not investigated properly and the culprit was never caught, in a clear sign of ill-will on the part of the authorities. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for a proper investigation. Lal Wickrematunge took charge of the newspaper after his brother’s murder. Now he is the target of intimidation attempts too. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  295. @Sriskandarajah First there’s “Child rape by Sri Lanka Army soldiers”, now there’s “..thousands of headless babies in the mass graves..” Any minute now, we’ll be told that Mahinda eats Tamil babies for a lunch snack.

    Any proof of any of this? If you’re so concerned about Tamil babies, you must be delighted that no more Tamil babies (and children) are being forced to fight as combat soldiers for Eelam, no? Where’s your gratitude to Mahinda mama, Sarath māmā & Gota mama?

  296. Pro-LTTE diaspora used a forbidden weapon – Biological excreta bombs against Tamil journalist of the Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) in Sydney. Horrific war crime !!

    We demand an international investigation. Please contact Channel 4, immediately. They’re used to dealing with excreta, so this should be familiar territory for them. :) :)

    “…..Pro-LTTE elements in Sydney NSW, launch”Operation Excreta” against Tamil broadcaster of Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (ATBC) Radio Suspected pro-tiger hoodlums dumped bags of human excreta (SHIT) over the gate of ATBC radio journalist Raguram in a “brave” night operation. Aussie Police are currently investigating this”shitty”attack conducted by pro-tiger elements in Sydney following a complaint lodged by Ragu. The cause for the attack by pro-tiger elements is attributed to an interview conducted with ex-LTTE chief Selvarasah Pathmanathan alias KP… Ironically, LTTE sections in Diaspora are vehemently condemning the assault on a Jaffna Journalist by EPDP goons as an attack on media freedom…”

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2612

  297. ACF Massacres: Justice in Limbo
    On August 4, 2006 17 members of Action Contre La Faim (ACF or Action Against Hunger) were brutally shot and killed in Muttur in the midst of the war between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE.

    Their young, promising lives were lost in an instant as each of them were executed at point blank range with their faces turned to the ground.

    Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice.
    Three judicial proceedings followed the executions but none yielded results http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/07/31/acf-mass

  298. ACF Massacres: Justice in Limbo
    On August 4, 2006 17 members of Action Contre La Faim (ACF or Action Against Hunger) were brutally shot and killed in Muttur in the midst of the war between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE.

    Their young, promising lives were lost in an instant as each of them were executed at point blank range with their faces turned to the ground.

    Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice.
    Three judicial proceedings followed the executions but none yielded results http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/07/31/acf-mass

  299. Srilankans are the most virulent terrorists.

    Did you watch this http://salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lan

    Sri Lankans who witnessed the violent final showdown of the country's 26-year civil war claim a top military commander and Sri Lanka's defence secretary ordered war crimes.

    One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood.-'Fernando'

    Srilankans for the most part are worst than barbarians

  300. Srilankans are the most virulent terrorists.

    Did you watch this http://salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lan

    Sri Lankans who witnessed the violent final showdown of the country's 26-year civil war claim a top military commander and Sri Lanka's defence secretary ordered war crimes.

    One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president's brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva's 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary "to finish the job by whatever means necessary."

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women's breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood.-'Fernando'

    Srilankans for the most part are worst than barbarians

  301. OMG! I’m also speechless. Sri Lanka is a barbaric slaughterhouse where for many years, the LTTE murdered innocent women and children. OMG, OMG!! WTF?

    Here’s a ‘brave’ female (Tamil) LTTE suicide bomber exploding and killing (Tamil) children and (Tamil) civilians escaping (Tamil) LTTE ‘freedom fighters’ by seeking shelter & protection in a (Genocidal Sri Lankan) Army IDP camp. WTF ? (World Tamil Federation)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDHp2nvz9w

  302. Rajapaksa PERSONALLY PHONES NEWSPAPER TO THREATEN

    Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats that President Mahinda Rajapaksa made in a phone call to the chairman of The Sunday Leader, Lal Wickrematunge, on 19 July because of an article reporting that China had given the president and his son, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, money to be used “at their discretion.”

    “We are extremely shocked that the president personally phones journalists in order to threaten them.” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that The Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka’s only independent English-language newspaper, should be subjected to such pressure. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  303. Rajapaksa PERSONALLY PHONES NEWSPAPER TO THREATEN

    Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats that President Mahinda Rajapaksa made in a phone call to the chairman of The Sunday Leader, Lal Wickrematunge, on 19 July because of an article reporting that China had given the president and his son, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, money to be used “at their discretion.”

    “We are extremely shocked that the president personally phones journalists in order to threaten them.” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that The Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka’s only independent English-language newspaper, should be subjected to such pressure. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  304. The Sunday Leader has long been targeted by the government. Lal Wickrematunge’s predecessor at the head of the newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was murdered on 8 January 2009. The murder was not investigated properly and the culprit was never caught, in a clear sign of ill-will on the part of the authorities. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for a proper investigation. Lal Wickrematunge took charge of the newspaper after his brother’s murder. Now he is the target of intimidation attempts too. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  305. The Sunday Leader has long been targeted by the government. Lal Wickrematunge’s predecessor at the head of the newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was murdered on 8 January 2009. The murder was not investigated properly and the culprit was never caught, in a clear sign of ill-will on the part of the authorities. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for a proper investigation. Lal Wickrematunge took charge of the newspaper after his brother’s murder. Now he is the target of intimidation attempts too. http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-

  306. Mango

    You are a typical example of the Sinhala Buddhist mentality where killing of cows is a much greater sin than the killings of humans.

    So, all these killings are readily approved by your kind.

    You like a maniac possessed by demons, is rejoicing in the whole slaughter of the innocent. Shame on you !!

  307. ACF Massacres: Justice in Limbo
    On August 4, 2006 17 members of Action Contre La Faim (ACF or Action Against Hunger) were brutally shot and killed in Muttur in the midst of the war between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE.

    Their young, promising lives were lost in an instant as each of them were executed at point blank range with their faces turned to the ground.

    Four of the victims were 24 years old and the oldest was 54. They were four women and thirteen men, and eleven were under the age of thirty. The killings of the 17 workers are said to be the most serious crime perpetrated against a non-governmental organisation. Four years after the massacre the perpetrators have yet to be brought to justice.
    Three judicial proceedings followed the executions but none yielded results
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/07/31/acf-massacres-justice-in-limbo/

  308. Srilankans are the most virulent terrorists.

    Did you watch this http://salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lanka-witness.php

    Sri Lankans who witnessed the violent final showdown of the country’s 26-year civil war claim a top military commander and Sri Lanka’s defence secretary ordered war crimes.

    One of these eyewitnesses, an army officer, accuses Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – the president’s brother – of ordering Brigadier Shavendra Silva to execute Tamil rebel leaders, whose safe surrender had been guaranteed by the president.

    The other new witness, who was also operating with Brigadier Shavendra Silva’s 58 Division on the front line during the final assault, claims the Brigadier was ordered by the defence secretary “to finish the job by whatever means necessary.”

    He said this was interpreted by the soldiers as a licence to kill. He described how he had watched as Sri Lankan forces shot dead unarmed Tamil women and children. It is the first time this allegation has been made.

    They shot people at random. Stabbed people. Raped them. Cut out their tongues, cut women’s breasts off. I saw people soaked in blood.-’Fernando’

    Srilankans for the most part are worst than barbarians

  309. Rajapaksa PERSONALLY PHONES NEWSPAPER TO THREATEN

    Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the threats that President Mahinda Rajapaksa made in a phone call to the chairman of The Sunday Leader, Lal Wickrematunge, on 19 July because of an article reporting that China had given the president and his son, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, money to be used “at their discretion.”

    “We are extremely shocked that the president personally phones journalists in order to threaten them.” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that The Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka’s only independent English-language newspaper, should be subjected to such pressure.
    http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-phones-02-08-2011,40732.html

  310. The Sunday Leader has long been targeted by the government. Lal Wickrematunge’s predecessor at the head of the newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was murdered on 8 January 2009. The murder was not investigated properly and the culprit was never caught, in a clear sign of ill-will on the part of the authorities. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for a proper investigation. Lal Wickrematunge took charge of the newspaper after his brother’s murder. Now he is the target of intimidation attempts too.
    http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-president-personally-phones-02-08-2011,40732.html

  311. Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    Were they abducted by the mysterious and effective white vans? If you see them, please ask them to contact the nearest Embassy of Trannsexual Govt of Tamil Eelam. If you can't find an embassy, just ask for where the credit card fraudsters hang out.

    This is the last known picture of them performing as Fabulous Pink Tigers for their Glorious Leader.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  312. Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    Were they abducted by the mysterious and effective white vans? If you see them, please ask them to contact the nearest Embassy of Trannsexual Govt of Tamil Eelam. If you can't find an embassy, just ask for where the credit card fraudsters hang out.

    This is the last known picture of them performing as Fabulous Pink Tigers for their Glorious Leader.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  313. Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    Were they abducted by the mysterious and effective white vans? If you see them, please ask them to contact the nearest Embassy of Trannsexual Govt of Tamil Eelam. If you can't find an embassy, just ask for where the credit card fraudsters hang out.

    This is the last known picture of them performing as Fabulous Pink Tigers for their Glorious Leader.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.co

  314. Mango, raping is sinhella culture, even in haiti
    Nine Year Old Girl Reped by Sri Lanka Army Soldiers http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/index.php?actio

    Sri Lanka soldiers remanded over rape of 9-year old Tamil girl http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
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    External Links:
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  315. Mango, sri lanka army in UN all of them involed in chid rape, where are now? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9TJ9g1ZujU

    Sinhala Army killed our people by carrying out Phosphorus bomb attack http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAC630eJlO
    Present Mahinda Rajapaksa government carried out this alleged attack in the aim of establishing Sinhala villages in our own motherland.

    This attack was carried out when the people are in the bunkers to protect their lives.

    Army carried out their attack against the LTTE commanders and leaders by beating with iron bars, cut down the heads, nails, burned then with petrol and spraying fainted liquids towards them.

  316. Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    Were they abducted by the mysterious and effective white vans? If you see them, please ask them to contact the nearest Embassy of Trannsexual Govt of Tamil Eelam. If you can’t find an embassy, just ask for where the credit card fraudsters hang out.

    This is the last known picture of them performing as Fabulous Pink Tigers for their Glorious Leader.

    http://thecarthaginiansolution.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/ltte_motorocyle-pink-tigers.jpg

  317. Mango, raping is sinhella culture, even in haiti
    Nine Year Old Girl Reped by Sri Lanka Army Soldiers http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/index.php?actio

    Sri Lanka soldiers remanded over rape of 9-year old Tamil girl http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Related Articles:
    03.10.09 Clinton's rape bombshell
    18.04.09 'Regular rapes, killings, degrading interrogations in intern..
    14.02.09 Grand scale murder, rape of screened civilians feared, TNA M..
    28.12.07 Woman gang raped in Vadamaraadchi
    25.12.07 Woman raped, killed, 3 men slain in Vavuniyaa
    04.11.07 Rape by Sri Lankan troops resurfaces – in Haiti
    05.07.06 Uduvil woman raped, murdered
    20.12.05 Tharsini raped before murder- Medical Report
    05.08.05 Batticaloa woman raped before murder – JMO
    14.05.05 Krishanthy murder convict complains of death threat
    16.03.05 Sri Lanka Navy rape case refugees say threatened
    20.12.03 Police suspects in Mannar torture, rape to be indicted
    19.04.03 Poverty, oblivion dog rape victim
    External Links:
    AHRC: SRI LANKA: Diary of Terror
    ahrchk: Systematic Detention,Torture, Rape and Murder as Weapon of War
    Amnesty: Sri Lanka: Rape in Custody
    HT: Rape used as weapon of war in Sri Lanka: Clinton
    Observer: Sri Lankan guards 'sexually abused girls' in Tamil refugee camp

  318. Mango, raping is sinhella culture, even in haiti
    Nine Year Old Girl Reped by Sri Lanka Army Soldiers http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/index.php?actio

    Sri Lanka soldiers remanded over rape of 9-year old Tamil girl http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Related Articles:
    03.10.09 Clinton's rape bombshell
    18.04.09 'Regular rapes, killings, degrading interrogations in intern..
    14.02.09 Grand scale murder, rape of screened civilians feared, TNA M..
    28.12.07 Woman gang raped in Vadamaraadchi
    25.12.07 Woman raped, killed, 3 men slain in Vavuniyaa
    04.11.07 Rape by Sri Lankan troops resurfaces – in Haiti
    05.07.06 Uduvil woman raped, murdered
    20.12.05 Tharsini raped before murder- Medical Report
    05.08.05 Batticaloa woman raped before murder – JMO
    14.05.05 Krishanthy murder convict complains of death threat
    16.03.05 Sri Lanka Navy rape case refugees say threatened
    20.12.03 Police suspects in Mannar torture, rape to be indicted
    19.04.03 Poverty, oblivion dog rape victim
    External Links:
    AHRC: SRI LANKA: Diary of Terror
    ahrchk: Systematic Detention,Torture, Rape and Murder as Weapon of War
    Amnesty: Sri Lanka: Rape in Custody
    HT: Rape used as weapon of war in Sri Lanka: Clinton
    Observer: Sri Lankan guards 'sexually abused girls' in Tamil refugee camp

  319. Mango, sri lanka army in UN all of them involed in chid rape, where are now? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9TJ9g1ZujU

    Sinhala Army killed our people by carrying out Phosphorus bomb attack http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAC630eJlO
    Present Mahinda Rajapaksa government carried out this alleged attack in the aim of establishing Sinhala villages in our own motherland.

    This attack was carried out when the people are in the bunkers to protect their lives.

    Army carried out their attack against the LTTE commanders and leaders by beating with iron bars, cut down the heads, nails, burned then with petrol and spraying fainted liquids towards them.

  320. Mango, sri lanka army in UN all of them involed in chid rape, where are now? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9TJ9g1ZujU

    Sinhala Army killed our people by carrying out Phosphorus bomb attack http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAC630eJlO
    Present Mahinda Rajapaksa government carried out this alleged attack in the aim of establishing Sinhala villages in our own motherland.

    This attack was carried out when the people are in the bunkers to protect their lives.

    Army carried out their attack against the LTTE commanders and leaders by beating with iron bars, cut down the heads, nails, burned then with petrol and spraying fainted liquids towards them.

  321. Rajapaksa Gotabhaya denies role in white flag surrender killings

    Rattled and ravaged by the widespread credible war crime allegations, Sri Lankan Presidential sibling and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denied his role and responsibility over the killing of LTTE’s political wing leaders, Nadesan and Puleedevan while surrendering to the 58 Division troops in the final days of the war in May 2009. In the meantime, a disinformation report released by his ministry has come with a comically low figure of major offences committed by Sri Lanka Army personnel between 2005 and 2010 in the North and East: 8 murders, 4 rapes and 1 sexual abuse. The only year with no major offenses by the SL Army was, according to its own report, none other than the year 2009, the year when SLA ironically adhered to the policy of Gotabhaya's “Zero Civilian Casualty”.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  322. Sri Lanka use Illegal Phosphorus bombs where the innocent Tamils were burned alive
    http://www.athirvu.com/target_news.php?getnews=ne

    Sinhala Army burned the Tamil innocent people alive by illegal Phosphorus bomb attacks

    While watching the photos of this murder blood of the every Tamil civilian will burn and they always tries to destroy the Sinhala government from their motherland.

    Weather any Tamil person will sleep after watching the last sate of war crime activities against the poor Tamil people in the Mulivaikal area.

  323. Rajapaksa Gotabhaya denies role in white flag surrender killings

    Rattled and ravaged by the widespread credible war crime allegations, Sri Lankan Presidential sibling and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denied his role and responsibility over the killing of LTTE’s political wing leaders, Nadesan and Puleedevan while surrendering to the 58 Division troops in the final days of the war in May 2009. In the meantime, a disinformation report released by his ministry has come with a comically low figure of major offences committed by Sri Lanka Army personnel between 2005 and 2010 in the North and East: 8 murders, 4 rapes and 1 sexual abuse. The only year with no major offenses by the SL Army was, according to its own report, none other than the year 2009, the year when SLA ironically adhered to the policy of Gotabhaya's “Zero Civilian Casualty”.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  324. Rajapaksa Gotabhaya denies role in white flag surrender killings

    Rattled and ravaged by the widespread credible war crime allegations, Sri Lankan Presidential sibling and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denied his role and responsibility over the killing of LTTE’s political wing leaders, Nadesan and Puleedevan while surrendering to the 58 Division troops in the final days of the war in May 2009. In the meantime, a disinformation report released by his ministry has come with a comically low figure of major offences committed by Sri Lanka Army personnel between 2005 and 2010 in the North and East: 8 murders, 4 rapes and 1 sexual abuse. The only year with no major offenses by the SL Army was, according to its own report, none other than the year 2009, the year when SLA ironically adhered to the policy of Gotabhaya's “Zero Civilian Casualty”.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  325. Sri Lanka use Illegal Phosphorus bombs where the innocent Tamils were burned alive
    http://www.athirvu.com/target_news.php?getnews=ne

    Sinhala Army burned the Tamil innocent people alive by illegal Phosphorus bomb attacks

    While watching the photos of this murder blood of the every Tamil civilian will burn and they always tries to destroy the Sinhala government from their motherland.

    Weather any Tamil person will sleep after watching the last sate of war crime activities against the poor Tamil people in the Mulivaikal area.

  326. Sri Lanka use Illegal Phosphorus bombs where the innocent Tamils were burned alive
    http://www.athirvu.com/target_news.php?getnews=ne

    Sinhala Army burned the Tamil innocent people alive by illegal Phosphorus bomb attacks

    While watching the photos of this murder blood of the every Tamil civilian will burn and they always tries to destroy the Sinhala government from their motherland.

    Weather any Tamil person will sleep after watching the last sate of war crime activities against the poor Tamil people in the Mulivaikal area.

  327. Mango Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    I TOLD YOU SO !!

    I told you not to expect any kind of answers from these bunch of loosers. Their boss lost it 2 years ago and these goons are continuing the fat retarded prapaharan's habbit of loosing.

    How many name changes have you seen from these 2-3 Peelamists who post here ?? All rubbishy pussies trying to pose as Tigers. I am sure that you will find those who post here in the streets of Gaylang in Singapore Pimping around – LOL !

  328. Mango – Imagine if we Cut and Paste like the Peelamists do, how wonderful this web blog would be like ?? Oh I forgot, the kind editors of AI would block us !!

  329. Mango, raping is sinhella culture, even in haiti
    Nine Year Old Girl Reped by Sri Lanka Army Soldiers
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/news/index.php?action=full_news&id=12724

    Sri Lanka soldiers remanded over rape of 9-year old Tamil girl
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31278
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  330. Sri Lankan journalist critical after murderous attack

    A senior journalist of a Tamil newspaper based in Jaffna, who was attacked on Friday evening, continues to be in a critical condition.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan (59), the news editor of Uthayan, was beaten up by unidentified men with iron bars and left for dead near his home. This was the second such attack on a Uthayan journalist in the past two months. A reporter from the paper S. Kavitharan was attacked on May 28.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/articl

  331. Mango, sri lanka army in UN all of them involed in chid rape, where are now?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9TJ9g1ZujU

    Sinhala Army killed our people by carrying out Phosphorus bomb attack
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAC630eJlOA4eadBm4cadB5YIddc4Y53ac4YmB3e42mOl2023QMI32
    Present Mahinda Rajapaksa government carried out this alleged attack in the aim of establishing Sinhala villages in our own motherland.

    This attack was carried out when the people are in the bunkers to protect their lives.

    Army carried out their attack against the LTTE commanders and leaders by beating with iron bars, cut down the heads, nails, burned then with petrol and spraying fainted liquids towards them.

  332. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    Sri Lanka Tamils who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  333. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    The overall prevalences of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression symptoms were 7.0 percent, 32.6 percent, and 22.2 percent, respectively. After adjusting for variables, the researchers found that the odds of having symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were significantly higher among displaced camp-based individuals compared with long-term residents and that the odds of reporting PTSD symptoms among recently resettled participants was higher than that of long-term residents. Female respondents were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Older age was associated with PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. The authors also found that displacement was no longer associated with mental health symptoms after controlling for trauma exposure.

    "Although the association between displacement status and symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety was no longer significant after adjusting for trauma exposure in this study, the act of being displaced and the daily stressors associated with it may be considered traumatic in themselves and may be an indicator or proxy for recent trauma as well. Therefore, the relationship between displacement status and mental health symptoms may be driven by the underlying trauma events displaced persons have experienced, events that likely caused them to leave their homes," they write.

    The researchers suggest that interventions in Sri Lanka should target the most vulnerable populations, especially those living in displacement camps. "Internally displaced persons outnumber refugees globally and initiatives addressing mental health needs, such as those developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, should be considered. In Jaffna District, interventions should include support from family, friends, religious leaders, and traditional counselors. Finally, a longitudinal study of displaced populations would help determine how the intensity of events, the time since events, and other factors, such as coping skills, affect mental health symptoms. In this way, stakeholders could begin to understand the short- and long-term mental health implications of armed conflict and traumatic events associated with displacement."
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  334. Sri Lankan journalist critical after murderous attack

    A senior journalist of a Tamil newspaper based in Jaffna, who was attacked on Friday evening, continues to be in a critical condition.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan (59), the news editor of Uthayan, was beaten up by unidentified men with iron bars and left for dead near his home. This was the second such attack on a Uthayan journalist in the past two months. A reporter from the paper S. Kavitharan was attacked on May 28.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/articl

  335. Sri Lankan journalist critical after murderous attack

    A senior journalist of a Tamil newspaper based in Jaffna, who was attacked on Friday evening, continues to be in a critical condition.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan (59), the news editor of Uthayan, was beaten up by unidentified men with iron bars and left for dead near his home. This was the second such attack on a Uthayan journalist in the past two months. A reporter from the paper S. Kavitharan was attacked on May 28.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/articl

  336. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    Sri Lanka Tamils who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  337. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    Sri Lanka Tamils who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  338. Sri Lanka: No Justice in Massacre of Aid Workers

    The Sri Lankan government's failure to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers five years ago highlights a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite strong evidence of involvement by the security forces in the killings, government inquiries have languished and no one has been arrested for the crime.
    http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/sri-lanka-no-j

  339. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    The overall prevalences of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression symptoms were 7.0 percent, 32.6 percent, and 22.2 percent, respectively. After adjusting for variables, the researchers found that the odds of having symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were significantly higher among displaced camp-based individuals compared with long-term residents and that the odds of reporting PTSD symptoms among recently resettled participants was higher than that of long-term residents. Female respondents were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Older age was associated with PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. The authors also found that displacement was no longer associated with mental health symptoms after controlling for trauma exposure.

    "Although the association between displacement status and symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety was no longer significant after adjusting for trauma exposure in this study, the act of being displaced and the daily stressors associated with it may be considered traumatic in themselves and may be an indicator or proxy for recent trauma as well. Therefore, the relationship between displacement status and mental health symptoms may be driven by the underlying trauma events displaced persons have experienced, events that likely caused them to leave their homes," they write.

    The researchers suggest that interventions in Sri Lanka should target the most vulnerable populations, especially those living in displacement camps. "Internally displaced persons outnumber refugees globally and initiatives addressing mental health needs, such as those developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, should be considered. In Jaffna District, interventions should include support from family, friends, religious leaders, and traditional counselors. Finally, a longitudinal study of displaced populations would help determine how the intensity of events, the time since events, and other factors, such as coping skills, affect mental health symptoms. In this way, stakeholders could begin to understand the short- and long-term mental health implications of armed conflict and traumatic events associated with displacement."
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  340. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    The overall prevalences of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression symptoms were 7.0 percent, 32.6 percent, and 22.2 percent, respectively. After adjusting for variables, the researchers found that the odds of having symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were significantly higher among displaced camp-based individuals compared with long-term residents and that the odds of reporting PTSD symptoms among recently resettled participants was higher than that of long-term residents. Female respondents were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Older age was associated with PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. The authors also found that displacement was no longer associated with mental health symptoms after controlling for trauma exposure.

    "Although the association between displacement status and symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety was no longer significant after adjusting for trauma exposure in this study, the act of being displaced and the daily stressors associated with it may be considered traumatic in themselves and may be an indicator or proxy for recent trauma as well. Therefore, the relationship between displacement status and mental health symptoms may be driven by the underlying trauma events displaced persons have experienced, events that likely caused them to leave their homes," they write.

    The researchers suggest that interventions in Sri Lanka should target the most vulnerable populations, especially those living in displacement camps. "Internally displaced persons outnumber refugees globally and initiatives addressing mental health needs, such as those developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, should be considered. In Jaffna District, interventions should include support from family, friends, religious leaders, and traditional counselors. Finally, a longitudinal study of displaced populations would help determine how the intensity of events, the time since events, and other factors, such as coping skills, affect mental health symptoms. In this way, stakeholders could begin to understand the short- and long-term mental health implications of armed conflict and traumatic events associated with displacement."
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/ja

  341. War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka

    Round Table Discussion on “War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka”

    The meeting started with the screening of the channel 4 documentary "Srilanka’s Killing Fields". Prof.Manivannan (University of Madras) spoke about the nature of the "war on terror" in Srilanka, the atrocities committed by the Government of Srilanka amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. He shared his encounters with the refugees flooding in the southern coast of India during final stages of war. Prof manivanan said that many countries including India participated in the conference held by the Government of Srilanka in colombo titled “Defeating Terrorism; the Srilankan experience” and expressed concern that countries around the globe and especially in south asia may try to adapt the “Srilankan Model” of dealing with insurgency. He also referred to the statements made by DIG of chattisgarh and Home Minister P Chidambaram in relation to operation green hunt and commented that Srilanka may become a dangerous precedent.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  342. Sri Lanka is Democratic dictatorship of worst kind.

    It had become a completely militarized society.

    The 13th amendment was defacto dead, and Rajapaksa had clearly said that there was "no question of going back to 13th amendment".

    He observed that not a single tamil was elected to the national development council which was devised to plan for the development of the northern and eastern parts of the country,Moreover he also said that post genocide, a slow genocide was happening in SL.

    Why Indian media of being silent over the continuous killing of journalists in SL. He slammed India’s stance on the issue and hinted at the interest of India’s corporate houses in sectors like tea, telecom, automobile and power sector in srilanka.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  343. Sri Lanka: No Justice in Massacre of Aid Workers

    The Sri Lankan government's failure to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers five years ago highlights a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite strong evidence of involvement by the security forces in the killings, government inquiries have languished and no one has been arrested for the crime.
    http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/sri-lanka-no-j

  344. Sri Lanka: No Justice in Massacre of Aid Workers

    The Sri Lankan government's failure to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers five years ago highlights a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite strong evidence of involvement by the security forces in the killings, government inquiries have languished and no one has been arrested for the crime.
    http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/sri-lanka-no-j

  345. Rajapaksa Gotabhaya denies role in white flag surrender killings

    Rattled and ravaged by the widespread credible war crime allegations, Sri Lankan Presidential sibling and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denied his role and responsibility over the killing of LTTE’s political wing leaders, Nadesan and Puleedevan while surrendering to the 58 Division troops in the final days of the war in May 2009. In the meantime, a disinformation report released by his ministry has come with a comically low figure of major offences committed by Sri Lanka Army personnel between 2005 and 2010 in the North and East: 8 murders, 4 rapes and 1 sexual abuse. The only year with no major offenses by the SL Army was, according to its own report, none other than the year 2009, the year when SLA ironically adhered to the policy of Gotabhaya’s “Zero Civilian Casualty”.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34253

  346. “We want a discussion on the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils with reference to war crimes and political solution,” he said at a press conference indicating that a discussion is to be held in the Rajya Sabha next week.

    ‘GROUND REALITY UNCHANGED'

    Mr. Raja said the war in Sri Lanka ended two years ago leaving over 40,000 Tamils killed, over 80,000 women widows, thousands of children orphaned and many elders maimed or injured. “They are leading a wretched life"

    Concerned at the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, of whom nearly one lakh were residing in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK government passed a resolution in the State Assembly asking the Centre to impose an economic blockade on Colombo
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2317

  347. Sri Lanka use Illegal Phosphorus bombs where the innocent Tamils were burned alive

    http://www.athirvu.com/target_news.php?getnews=news&action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=329

    Sinhala Army burned the Tamil innocent people alive by illegal Phosphorus bomb attacks

    While watching the photos of this murder blood of the every Tamil civilian will burn and they always tries to destroy the Sinhala government from their motherland.

    Weather any Tamil person will sleep after watching the last sate of war crime activities against the poor Tamil people in the Mulivaikal area.

  348. War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka

    Round Table Discussion on “War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka”

    The meeting started with the screening of the channel 4 documentary "Srilanka’s Killing Fields". Prof.Manivannan (University of Madras) spoke about the nature of the "war on terror" in Srilanka, the atrocities committed by the Government of Srilanka amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. He shared his encounters with the refugees flooding in the southern coast of India during final stages of war. Prof manivanan said that many countries including India participated in the conference held by the Government of Srilanka in colombo titled “Defeating Terrorism; the Srilankan experience” and expressed concern that countries around the globe and especially in south asia may try to adapt the “Srilankan Model” of dealing with insurgency. He also referred to the statements made by DIG of chattisgarh and Home Minister P Chidambaram in relation to operation green hunt and commented that Srilanka may become a dangerous precedent.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  349. War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka

    Round Table Discussion on “War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka”

    The meeting started with the screening of the channel 4 documentary "Srilanka’s Killing Fields". Prof.Manivannan (University of Madras) spoke about the nature of the "war on terror" in Srilanka, the atrocities committed by the Government of Srilanka amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. He shared his encounters with the refugees flooding in the southern coast of India during final stages of war. Prof manivanan said that many countries including India participated in the conference held by the Government of Srilanka in colombo titled “Defeating Terrorism; the Srilankan experience” and expressed concern that countries around the globe and especially in south asia may try to adapt the “Srilankan Model” of dealing with insurgency. He also referred to the statements made by DIG of chattisgarh and Home Minister P Chidambaram in relation to operation green hunt and commented that Srilanka may become a dangerous precedent.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  350. Sri Lanka is Democratic dictatorship of worst kind.

    It had become a completely militarized society.

    The 13th amendment was defacto dead, and Rajapaksa had clearly said that there was "no question of going back to 13th amendment".

    He observed that not a single tamil was elected to the national development council which was devised to plan for the development of the northern and eastern parts of the country,Moreover he also said that post genocide, a slow genocide was happening in SL.

    Why Indian media of being silent over the continuous killing of journalists in SL. He slammed India’s stance on the issue and hinted at the interest of India’s corporate houses in sectors like tea, telecom, automobile and power sector in srilanka.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  351. Sri Lanka is Democratic dictatorship of worst kind.

    It had become a completely militarized society.

    The 13th amendment was defacto dead, and Rajapaksa had clearly said that there was "no question of going back to 13th amendment".

    He observed that not a single tamil was elected to the national development council which was devised to plan for the development of the northern and eastern parts of the country,Moreover he also said that post genocide, a slow genocide was happening in SL.

    Why Indian media of being silent over the continuous killing of journalists in SL. He slammed India’s stance on the issue and hinted at the interest of India’s corporate houses in sectors like tea, telecom, automobile and power sector in srilanka.
    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=114

  352. All people with conscience from all over the world should help

    It seems to me that Syrian dictator wants to do Rajapaksa on his own people.

    Well, Rajapaksa crashed, killed and maimed and got away with it. :(

  353. Stop treating Tamils as minority: Premachandran MP

    Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran on Sunday touched on an important conceptual issue related to the national question in the island that affects equality between Tamils and Sinhalese, when he criticized those who treat Tamils as a ‘minority’. “We will not allow the government or anyone else to treat the Tamils as a minority anymore. If the Sri Lankan government thinks the Sinhalese are the majority and the Tamils are the minority, then they are mistaken,” Mr. Premachandran told The Sunday Leader.

    Commenting, Tamil national politicians inside and outside of the TNA said that the nation of Eezham Tamils are resentful and are hurt at the use of the word ‘minority’ by some international politicians, diplomats and media who either do it deliberately or do it by oversight of their conditioned minds.

    The permanent majority and minority in the island originated from British colonialism inappropriately applying democracy in a wrongly conceived unitary state. The very term ‘minority’ goes against the equality of the members of a historically existing nation in the island, the Tamil politicians said.

    The reality in the island is that unless the status of Eezham Tamils as a nation and their territory are not conceded to, there could be no emotional equality between Tamils and Sinhalese. Psychological feeling of equality is the basis for all the other equalities, the Tamil politicians further said, adding that players who can’t be sure of achieving the emotional equality in the context of the island, talking about equality within a united Sri Lanka is mere rhetoric.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  354. “We want a discussion on the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils with reference to war crimes and political solution,” he said at a press conference indicating that a discussion is to be held in the Rajya Sabha next week.

    ‘GROUND REALITY UNCHANGED'

    Mr. Raja said the war in Sri Lanka ended two years ago leaving over 40,000 Tamils killed, over 80,000 women widows, thousands of children orphaned and many elders maimed or injured. “They are leading a wretched life"

    Concerned at the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, of whom nearly one lakh were residing in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK government passed a resolution in the State Assembly asking the Centre to impose an economic blockade on Colombo
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2317

  355. “We want a discussion on the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils with reference to war crimes and political solution,” he said at a press conference indicating that a discussion is to be held in the Rajya Sabha next week.

    ‘GROUND REALITY UNCHANGED'

    Mr. Raja said the war in Sri Lanka ended two years ago leaving over 40,000 Tamils killed, over 80,000 women widows, thousands of children orphaned and many elders maimed or injured. “They are leading a wretched life"

    Concerned at the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, of whom nearly one lakh were residing in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK government passed a resolution in the State Assembly asking the Centre to impose an economic blockade on Colombo
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2317

  356. Mango Says:

    August 2nd, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Two more Eelamists have disappeared when asked to provide proof of child rape by the SLA. Where is Rajendran and Vignarajah of the fabulous Pink Tigers Propaganda Brigade?

    I TOLD YOU SO !!

    I told you not to expect any kind of answers from these bunch of loosers. Their boss lost it 2 years ago and these goons are continuing the fat retarded prapaharan’s habbit of loosing.

    How many name changes have you seen from these 2-3 Peelamists who post here ?? All rubbishy pussies trying to pose as Tigers. I am sure that you will find those who post here in the streets of Gaylang in Singapore Pimping around – LOL !

  357. Mango – Imagine if we Cut and Paste like the Peelamists do, how wonderful this web blog would be like ?? Oh I forgot, the kind editors of AI would block us !!

  358. HRW Calls for Investigation of Sri Lankan Aid Workers Massacre

    A leading human rights group is calling for an international investigation into the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka five years ago.
    New York-based Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government's failure to bring the killers to justice highlights what it called “a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses.”
    The Sri Lankan employees of Paris-based aid agency Action Against Hunger were found dead in August 2006 in the eastern town of Mutur. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the killings followed fighting between Sri Lankan government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for control of the town.
    HRW said there is strong evidence security forces were involved in the killings. It urged the United Nations to create an independent probe to make recommendations for prosecuting those responsible for abuses during the Sri Lankan armed conflict, including the case of the aid workers.
    Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war ended in 2009 with the military's defeat of the Tamil Tigers. A U.N. panel has estimated that thousands of civilians were killed in the final phase of the conflict. Earlier this year, the panel said it had found credible allegations of human rights violations, including possible war crimes, committed by both the military and the rebels.
    The government has denied the allegations. But a defense ministry report released Monday acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed during the last stage of the war. The report said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude of the fighting and the “ruthlessness” of the opponent. http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/08/03

  359. Stop treating Tamils as minority: Premachandran MP

    Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran on Sunday touched on an important conceptual issue related to the national question in the island that affects equality between Tamils and Sinhalese, when he criticized those who treat Tamils as a ‘minority’. “We will not allow the government or anyone else to treat the Tamils as a minority anymore. If the Sri Lankan government thinks the Sinhalese are the majority and the Tamils are the minority, then they are mistaken,” Mr. Premachandran told The Sunday Leader.

    Commenting, Tamil national politicians inside and outside of the TNA said that the nation of Eezham Tamils are resentful and are hurt at the use of the word ‘minority’ by some international politicians, diplomats and media who either do it deliberately or do it by oversight of their conditioned minds.

    The permanent majority and minority in the island originated from British colonialism inappropriately applying democracy in a wrongly conceived unitary state. The very term ‘minority’ goes against the equality of the members of a historically existing nation in the island, the Tamil politicians said.

    The reality in the island is that unless the status of Eezham Tamils as a nation and their territory are not conceded to, there could be no emotional equality between Tamils and Sinhalese. Psychological feeling of equality is the basis for all the other equalities, the Tamil politicians further said, adding that players who can’t be sure of achieving the emotional equality in the context of the island, talking about equality within a united Sri Lanka is mere rhetoric.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  360. Stop treating Tamils as minority: Premachandran MP

    Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran on Sunday touched on an important conceptual issue related to the national question in the island that affects equality between Tamils and Sinhalese, when he criticized those who treat Tamils as a ‘minority’. “We will not allow the government or anyone else to treat the Tamils as a minority anymore. If the Sri Lankan government thinks the Sinhalese are the majority and the Tamils are the minority, then they are mistaken,” Mr. Premachandran told The Sunday Leader.

    Commenting, Tamil national politicians inside and outside of the TNA said that the nation of Eezham Tamils are resentful and are hurt at the use of the word ‘minority’ by some international politicians, diplomats and media who either do it deliberately or do it by oversight of their conditioned minds.

    The permanent majority and minority in the island originated from British colonialism inappropriately applying democracy in a wrongly conceived unitary state. The very term ‘minority’ goes against the equality of the members of a historically existing nation in the island, the Tamil politicians said.

    The reality in the island is that unless the status of Eezham Tamils as a nation and their territory are not conceded to, there could be no emotional equality between Tamils and Sinhalese. Psychological feeling of equality is the basis for all the other equalities, the Tamil politicians further said, adding that players who can’t be sure of achieving the emotional equality in the context of the island, talking about equality within a united Sri Lanka is mere rhetoric.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  361. Sri Lankan journalist critical after murderous attack

    A senior journalist of a Tamil newspaper based in Jaffna, who was attacked on Friday evening, continues to be in a critical condition.

    Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan (59), the news editor of Uthayan, was beaten up by unidentified men with iron bars and left for dead near his home. This was the second such attack on a Uthayan journalist in the past two months. A reporter from the paper S. Kavitharan was attacked on May 28.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2311116.ece

  362. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    Sri Lanka Tamils who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/jaaj-pdb072811.php

  363. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) said Tamils at increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety due to Sri Lanka war.

    The overall prevalences of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression symptoms were 7.0 percent, 32.6 percent, and 22.2 percent, respectively. After adjusting for variables, the researchers found that the odds of having symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD were significantly higher among displaced camp-based individuals compared with long-term residents and that the odds of reporting PTSD symptoms among recently resettled participants was higher than that of long-term residents. Female respondents were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. Older age was associated with PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms. The authors also found that displacement was no longer associated with mental health symptoms after controlling for trauma exposure.

    “Although the association between displacement status and symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety was no longer significant after adjusting for trauma exposure in this study, the act of being displaced and the daily stressors associated with it may be considered traumatic in themselves and may be an indicator or proxy for recent trauma as well. Therefore, the relationship between displacement status and mental health symptoms may be driven by the underlying trauma events displaced persons have experienced, events that likely caused them to leave their homes,” they write.

    The researchers suggest that interventions in Sri Lanka should target the most vulnerable populations, especially those living in displacement camps. “Internally displaced persons outnumber refugees globally and initiatives addressing mental health needs, such as those developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, should be considered. In Jaffna District, interventions should include support from family, friends, religious leaders, and traditional counselors. Finally, a longitudinal study of displaced populations would help determine how the intensity of events, the time since events, and other factors, such as coping skills, affect mental health symptoms. In this way, stakeholders could begin to understand the short- and long-term mental health implications of armed conflict and traumatic events associated with displacement.”

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/jaaj-pdb072811.php

  364. HRW Calls for Investigation of Sri Lankan Aid Workers Massacre

    A leading human rights group is calling for an international investigation into the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka five years ago.
    New York-based Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government's failure to bring the killers to justice highlights what it called “a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses.”
    The Sri Lankan employees of Paris-based aid agency Action Against Hunger were found dead in August 2006 in the eastern town of Mutur. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the killings followed fighting between Sri Lankan government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for control of the town.
    HRW said there is strong evidence security forces were involved in the killings. It urged the United Nations to create an independent probe to make recommendations for prosecuting those responsible for abuses during the Sri Lankan armed conflict, including the case of the aid workers.
    Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war ended in 2009 with the military's defeat of the Tamil Tigers. A U.N. panel has estimated that thousands of civilians were killed in the final phase of the conflict. Earlier this year, the panel said it had found credible allegations of human rights violations, including possible war crimes, committed by both the military and the rebels.
    The government has denied the allegations. But a defense ministry report released Monday acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed during the last stage of the war. The report said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude of the fighting and the “ruthlessness” of the opponent. http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/08/03

  365. HRW Calls for Investigation of Sri Lankan Aid Workers Massacre

    A leading human rights group is calling for an international investigation into the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka five years ago.
    New York-based Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government's failure to bring the killers to justice highlights what it called “a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses.”
    The Sri Lankan employees of Paris-based aid agency Action Against Hunger were found dead in August 2006 in the eastern town of Mutur. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the killings followed fighting between Sri Lankan government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for control of the town.
    HRW said there is strong evidence security forces were involved in the killings. It urged the United Nations to create an independent probe to make recommendations for prosecuting those responsible for abuses during the Sri Lankan armed conflict, including the case of the aid workers.
    Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war ended in 2009 with the military's defeat of the Tamil Tigers. A U.N. panel has estimated that thousands of civilians were killed in the final phase of the conflict. Earlier this year, the panel said it had found credible allegations of human rights violations, including possible war crimes, committed by both the military and the rebels.
    The government has denied the allegations. But a defense ministry report released Monday acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed during the last stage of the war. The report said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude of the fighting and the “ruthlessness” of the opponent. http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/08/03

  366. Sri Lanka: No Justice in Massacre of Aid Workers

    The Sri Lankan government’s failure to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers five years ago highlights a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite strong evidence of involvement by the security forces in the killings, government inquiries have languished and no one has been arrested for the crime.

    http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/sri-lanka-no-justice-in-massacre-of-aid-workers

  367. War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka

    Round Table Discussion on “War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide in Srilanka”

    The meeting started with the screening of the channel 4 documentary “Srilanka’s Killing Fields”. Prof.Manivannan (University of Madras) spoke about the nature of the “war on terror” in Srilanka, the atrocities committed by the Government of Srilanka amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. He shared his encounters with the refugees flooding in the southern coast of India during final stages of war. Prof manivanan said that many countries including India participated in the conference held by the Government of Srilanka in colombo titled “Defeating Terrorism; the Srilankan experience” and expressed concern that countries around the globe and especially in south asia may try to adapt the “Srilankan Model” of dealing with insurgency. He also referred to the statements made by DIG of chattisgarh and Home Minister P Chidambaram in relation to operation green hunt and commented that Srilanka may become a dangerous precedent.

    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=11476

  368. Sri Lanka is Democratic dictatorship of worst kind.

    It had become a completely militarized society.

    The 13th amendment was defacto dead, and Rajapaksa had clearly said that there was “no question of going back to 13th amendment”.

    He observed that not a single tamil was elected to the national development council which was devised to plan for the development of the northern and eastern parts of the country,Moreover he also said that post genocide, a slow genocide was happening in SL.

    Why Indian media of being silent over the continuous killing of journalists in SL. He slammed India’s stance on the issue and hinted at the interest of India’s corporate houses in sectors like tea, telecom, automobile and power sector in srilanka.

    http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=11476

  369. All people with conscience from all over the world should help

    It seems to me that Syrian dictator wants to do Rajapaksa on his own people.

    Well, Rajapaksa crashed, killed and maimed and got away with it. :(

  370. “We want a discussion on the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils with reference to war crimes and political solution,” he said at a press conference indicating that a discussion is to be held in the Rajya Sabha next week.

    ‘GROUND REALITY UNCHANGED’

    Mr. Raja said the war in Sri Lanka ended two years ago leaving over 40,000 Tamils killed, over 80,000 women widows, thousands of children orphaned and many elders maimed or injured. “They are leading a wretched life”

    Concerned at the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, of whom nearly one lakh were residing in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK government passed a resolution in the State Assembly asking the Centre to impose an economic blockade on Colombo

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2317180.ece

  371. Stop treating Tamils as minority: Premachandran MP

    Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran on Sunday touched on an important conceptual issue related to the national question in the island that affects equality between Tamils and Sinhalese, when he criticized those who treat Tamils as a ‘minority’. “We will not allow the government or anyone else to treat the Tamils as a minority anymore. If the Sri Lankan government thinks the Sinhalese are the majority and the Tamils are the minority, then they are mistaken,” Mr. Premachandran told The Sunday Leader.

    Commenting, Tamil national politicians inside and outside of the TNA said that the nation of Eezham Tamils are resentful and are hurt at the use of the word ‘minority’ by some international politicians, diplomats and media who either do it deliberately or do it by oversight of their conditioned minds.

    The permanent majority and minority in the island originated from British colonialism inappropriately applying democracy in a wrongly conceived unitary state. The very term ‘minority’ goes against the equality of the members of a historically existing nation in the island, the Tamil politicians said.

    The reality in the island is that unless the status of Eezham Tamils as a nation and their territory are not conceded to, there could be no emotional equality between Tamils and Sinhalese. Psychological feeling of equality is the basis for all the other equalities, the Tamil politicians further said, adding that players who can’t be sure of achieving the emotional equality in the context of the island, talking about equality within a united Sri Lanka is mere rhetoric.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34249

  372. HRW Calls for Investigation of Sri Lankan Aid Workers Massacre

    A leading human rights group is calling for an international investigation into the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka five years ago.
    New York-based Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government’s failure to bring the killers to justice highlights what it called “a broader lack of will to prosecute soldiers and police for rights abuses.”
    The Sri Lankan employees of Paris-based aid agency Action Against Hunger were found dead in August 2006 in the eastern town of Mutur. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the killings followed fighting between Sri Lankan government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels for control of the town.
    HRW said there is strong evidence security forces were involved in the killings. It urged the United Nations to create an independent probe to make recommendations for prosecuting those responsible for abuses during the Sri Lankan armed conflict, including the case of the aid workers.
    Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war ended in 2009 with the military’s defeat of the Tamil Tigers. A U.N. panel has estimated that thousands of civilians were killed in the final phase of the conflict. Earlier this year, the panel said it had found credible allegations of human rights violations, including possible war crimes, committed by both the military and the rebels.
    The government has denied the allegations. But a defense ministry report released Monday acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed during the last stage of the war. The report said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude of the fighting and the “ruthlessness” of the opponent.
    http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/08/03/hrw-calls-for-investigation-of-sri-lankan-aid-workers-massacre/

  373. Impose Economic Sanctions on Sri Lanka

    India demanded that India impose economic sanctions and revoke all commercial and trade agreements signed with Sri Lanka and join the world community in punishing the government there for alleged war crimes.

    Releasing a video CD of alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan military during the last days of the civil war here Vaiko said the Indian government should stop supporting the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.
    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?730087
    "India should stop all its economic activities with Sri Lanka. It should impose economic against the government of Sri Lanka, all trade and commercial agreements signed between the two countries should be declared null and void," Vaiko, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told reporters after releasing the CD.

    He also demanded that the United Nations conduct a referendum in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka in which Tamils living abroad should also be allowed to participate.

  374. Mass protest in Sri Lanka over murder of aid worker

    Residents in northwestern Sri Lanka held a mass protest on Wednesday over the murder of a prominent human rights activist whose body was found 17 months after he disappeared, the Colombo Page reported on Thursday.

    The body of Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of Community Trust Fund (CTF) and a leading member of regional non-governmental organization networks, was found on July 28 under a partially built house in the country's Eastern Province. Razeek was abducted by an unidentified group in February 2010 in the city of Polonnaruwa in the North Central province.

    The protest on Wednesday began in the town of Puttalam soon after the funeral of Pattani Razeek got underway. Shops and nearby areas were shut down while transport came to a standstill in the area due to the protest.

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday had called for a swift investigation and prosecution of the killers of Razeek. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that two suspects in the killing were only arrested in the past few weeks.

    "The information they provided reportedly led to the body. Now that the fate of this human rights defender has been established, it is time for an investigation to establish the truth of the circumstances of this heinous crime, and for the prosecution to bring justice to the victim's family," she said.
    http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/08/mass-protes

  375. Impose Economic Sanctions on Sri Lanka

    India demanded that India impose economic sanctions and revoke all commercial and trade agreements signed with Sri Lanka and join the world community in punishing the government there for alleged war crimes.

    Releasing a video CD of alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan military during the last days of the civil war here Vaiko said the Indian government should stop supporting the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.
    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?730087
    "India should stop all its economic activities with Sri Lanka. It should impose economic against the government of Sri Lanka, all trade and commercial agreements signed between the two countries should be declared null and void," Vaiko, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told reporters after releasing the CD.

    He also demanded that the United Nations conduct a referendum in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka in which Tamils living abroad should also be allowed to participate.

  376. Impose Economic Sanctions on Sri Lanka

    India demanded that India impose economic sanctions and revoke all commercial and trade agreements signed with Sri Lanka and join the world community in punishing the government there for alleged war crimes.

    Releasing a video CD of alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan military during the last days of the civil war here Vaiko said the Indian government should stop supporting the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.
    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?730087
    "India should stop all its economic activities with Sri Lanka. It should impose economic against the government of Sri Lanka, all trade and commercial agreements signed between the two countries should be declared null and void," Vaiko, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told reporters after releasing the CD.

    He also demanded that the United Nations conduct a referendum in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka in which Tamils living abroad should also be allowed to participate.

  377. Policemen have become Rajapaksa pawns now with no right of independent thinking or acting. The MP/Minister in the areas and the “Politcal Commissars” of the area aligned to the Party in power run the show. This is the ground reality for many decades now. The rational policeman’s attitude is that of “enga beragamum” (let us save our positions) and travel with the wind. While there are protest movements all across the country this particular one went out of control because Roshen and some of the demonstrators brought the giant hoarding of the President down. When this was conveyed by Govt goons to the higher ups in Cbo the latter were taken by fear at a time when the Arab Spring is bringing down Govts in that region in domino like fashion. The ruling clique was street-savvy that a few more hoardings coming down will be il-finito. So the order went to ensure no more hoardings of the President were brought down and the severest action was approved. JVP agit-prop specialists (“men in shorts”) knew the time was right to aggravate the issue and their orders went out to attack the Police – probably kill one or two of them, for good measure. The idea was to create maximum mayhem. The rest, of course, is now history.

    This is what happens when constitutional mechanisms of good governance is/are dispensed with and substituted by gangsters and private armies owing blind allegiance to the fascistic State. The situation is by no means over. It will show up elsewhere soon. What the State has so far resorted to is mere palliative. The disease remains – for it is only cosmetic treatment that was applied. The working class cannot live with the income they get. Transport,
    Electricity, Food prices will rise. This can only be met by rational political solutions by the right managerial material on top. We simply don’t have them. The few PhD’s we have are nothing more than Pigan Hodhana Doctors. It is only the amazing optimist who will look for better days ahead under these circumstances.
    The leda karaththe is rambling along under the false label of a Dharma Rajya. It is the best of times (for some) while it is the worst of times (for the vast many)

  378. It is a Fact that thousands of innocent Tamil civilians—–babies, women and elderly men— were killed, some under horrible conditions.

    The present S.L.Govt- a family dictatorship denied this all along. Now under pressure from Humnan Rights organisations and many Democratic governments it accepts this fact, however down-playing the number of casualties.

    It has been denying with lies hoping that China and Russia among others who aided the killings would shield it from punitive action by the international community.

    But TRUTH will prevail and the perpetrators of this crime against humanity will be punished very soon.

  379. The Sri Lanka Military Government is disappointed and annoyed and even takes it as an insult that the majority of tamils under its jackboot dared to support the TNA.

    Hence the decision to reduce tamils’ representation in elected bodies, including parliament.

    The oppression & repression of tamils will continue.

    DD‘cutthroats’ will prosper, by licking the jackboots.

    This has been the history of tamils since independence.

  380. ALL THE SINHALESE GOVTS ARE STATE TERRORISTS. YOU HAVE TO BE TRIED BEFORE AN INTERNATIONAL COURT TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE MISSING PERSONS WHO WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THE ARMED FORCES.

    WHO GAVE THE ORDERS TO SHOOT THE SURRENDERING PEOPLE.

    YOU SHOWED EVERY INTENTION TO KILL THE TAMILS. YOU USED THE PRESENCE OF LTTE TO WANTONLY TARGET THE CIVILIANS.

    PLEASE DON’T TALK AS THOUGH YOU ARE INNOCENTS.

    BOTH YOU AND THE TIGERS HAVE TO BE TRIED BEFORE INTERNATIONAL COURTS.

    IF VP IS NOT AROUND THEN KARUNA, DAYA, GEORGE, PILLAYAN, KP ARE THERE.

    IN FACT KP IS THE DECLARED LEADER OF THE LTTE.

    WHY NOT TRY KP FOR THE CRIMES OF THE LTTE.

    ONCE AGAIN I TELL YOU SIR, YOU PEOPLE ARE NOT SINCERE IN YOUR INTENTIONS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

    WITH THE MAHAVAMSA MENTALITY YOU DENIED THE TAMILS OF THEIR HISTORY IN THE ISLAND AND BY YOUR ROGUE ELEMENTS IN THE SINHALA SOCIETY YOU ARE NOW COLONIZING THEIR TERRITORY.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VP. BOTH BELIEVE IN THE DICTUM ‘MIGHT IS RIGHT’.

  381. Mass protest in Sri Lanka over murder of aid worker

    Residents in northwestern Sri Lanka held a mass protest on Wednesday over the murder of a prominent human rights activist whose body was found 17 months after he disappeared, the Colombo Page reported on Thursday.

    The body of Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of Community Trust Fund (CTF) and a leading member of regional non-governmental organization networks, was found on July 28 under a partially built house in the country's Eastern Province. Razeek was abducted by an unidentified group in February 2010 in the city of Polonnaruwa in the North Central province.

    The protest on Wednesday began in the town of Puttalam soon after the funeral of Pattani Razeek got underway. Shops and nearby areas were shut down while transport came to a standstill in the area due to the protest.

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday had called for a swift investigation and prosecution of the killers of Razeek. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that two suspects in the killing were only arrested in the past few weeks.

    "The information they provided reportedly led to the body. Now that the fate of this human rights defender has been established, it is time for an investigation to establish the truth of the circumstances of this heinous crime, and for the prosecution to bring justice to the victim's family," she said.
    http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/08/mass-protes

  382. Mass protest in Sri Lanka over murder of aid worker

    Residents in northwestern Sri Lanka held a mass protest on Wednesday over the murder of a prominent human rights activist whose body was found 17 months after he disappeared, the Colombo Page reported on Thursday.

    The body of Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of Community Trust Fund (CTF) and a leading member of regional non-governmental organization networks, was found on July 28 under a partially built house in the country's Eastern Province. Razeek was abducted by an unidentified group in February 2010 in the city of Polonnaruwa in the North Central province.

    The protest on Wednesday began in the town of Puttalam soon after the funeral of Pattani Razeek got underway. Shops and nearby areas were shut down while transport came to a standstill in the area due to the protest.

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday had called for a swift investigation and prosecution of the killers of Razeek. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that two suspects in the killing were only arrested in the past few weeks.

    "The information they provided reportedly led to the body. Now that the fate of this human rights defender has been established, it is time for an investigation to establish the truth of the circumstances of this heinous crime, and for the prosecution to bring justice to the victim's family," she said.
    http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/08/mass-protes

  383. Sri Lanka needs to undergo the ideological transformation.

    No amount of the denial ranting by the Rajapaksa government is going to convince anyone (even our own citizens) that Sri Lanka is a civilised society, but quite the opposite.

  384. Sri Lanka aid killings condemned

    Human Rights Watch has accused the Sri Lankan government of lacking the will to prosecute the security forces for the killings of 17 aid workers in 2006.

    There was widespread revulsion following the murders of the 16 Tamils and one Muslim in the north-eastern town of Muttur during the civil war.

    European monitors were convinced government troops were responsible, but officials blamed Tamil Tiger rebels.

    The government has since ruled out reopening an inquiry into the murders.

    "The Sri Lankan government is no closer to prosecuting those responsible," said James Ross, HRW's legal and policy director.

    "The Rajapaksa government is not just unwilling to uncover the truth, it appears afraid of the truth."

    HRW says that the government has a poor record of investigating serious human rights abuses, and "impunity has been a persistent problem".

    "Despite a backlog of cases of enforced disappearances and unlawful killings going back two decades that run to the tens of thousands, there have been only a small number of prosecutions," it said in a statement.

    "Past efforts to address violations by creating ad hoc mechanisms in Sri Lanka have produced few results, either in providing information or leading to prosecutions."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143863

  385. ACF massacre is one of hundreds of crimes(committed in 2006/7 alone stopped from being investigated after the war was ended. But then it’s under international pressure that investigations into a handful of chosen cases including M17 was started. The Sinhalese criminals who carried out these killings must be under the category of patriots. So any kind of crime no matter how gruesome is OK for them according to this "Democratic" Dictatorship.. They are granted Presidential immunity from Rajapaksa

  386. Sri Lanka aid killings condemned

    Human Rights Watch has accused the Sri Lankan government of lacking the will to prosecute the security forces for the killings of 17 aid workers in 2006.

    There was widespread revulsion following the murders of the 16 Tamils and one Muslim in the north-eastern town of Muttur during the civil war.

    European monitors were convinced government troops were responsible, but officials blamed Tamil Tiger rebels.

    The government has since ruled out reopening an inquiry into the murders.

    "The Sri Lankan government is no closer to prosecuting those responsible," said James Ross, HRW's legal and policy director.

    "The Rajapaksa government is not just unwilling to uncover the truth, it appears afraid of the truth."

    HRW says that the government has a poor record of investigating serious human rights abuses, and "impunity has been a persistent problem".

    "Despite a backlog of cases of enforced disappearances and unlawful killings going back two decades that run to the tens of thousands, there have been only a small number of prosecutions," it said in a statement.

    "Past efforts to address violations by creating ad hoc mechanisms in Sri Lanka have produced few results, either in providing information or leading to prosecutions."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143863

  387. Sri Lanka aid killings condemned

    Human Rights Watch has accused the Sri Lankan government of lacking the will to prosecute the security forces for the killings of 17 aid workers in 2006.

    There was widespread revulsion following the murders of the 16 Tamils and one Muslim in the north-eastern town of Muttur during the civil war.

    European monitors were convinced government troops were responsible, but officials blamed Tamil Tiger rebels.

    The government has since ruled out reopening an inquiry into the murders.

    "The Sri Lankan government is no closer to prosecuting those responsible," said James Ross, HRW's legal and policy director.

    "The Rajapaksa government is not just unwilling to uncover the truth, it appears afraid of the truth."

    HRW says that the government has a poor record of investigating serious human rights abuses, and "impunity has been a persistent problem".

    "Despite a backlog of cases of enforced disappearances and unlawful killings going back two decades that run to the tens of thousands, there have been only a small number of prosecutions," it said in a statement.

    "Past efforts to address violations by creating ad hoc mechanisms in Sri Lanka have produced few results, either in providing information or leading to prosecutions."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-143863

  388. Tamil detainees in Bogambara Prison were severely tortured by the prison officials on 14 June 2011.

    They were threatened that they would face the same difficulties as Kuttamanni and Thangathurai, two former detainees who were killed.

    The prison officials later admitted the seven detainees to the Prison Hospital at Bogambara Prison.

    Neither the police nor prison officials have initiated an independent investigation into the incident yet.

    Justice has been denied to the victims.

    This case is yet another illustration of the exceptional collapse of the rule of law in the country.
    http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/A

  389. Sinhala Racists say “there is no Tamil Homeland in Sri Lanka”

    But the majority Sinhala Govts seem to have a different perception in the matter – in 1958, in 1977, in 1983 they provided buses, lorries, trains and ships for the Tamils to “go to your areas (Homeland)” when Sinhala mobs ran beserk with the Police doing sweet nothing.

    In fact, in some of these pogroms both the Police and the army were instigating matters.

    Why even recently – under the able supervision of that JHU stalwart and confirmed anti-Tamil Kottakadeniya (former DIG)- don’t you remember Tamil women, young and old, were woken up at midnight by the Pettah Police in hostels around and dumped into buses – inspite of their protests – and asked to go where they came from ?

  390. Impose Economic Sanctions on Sri Lanka

    India demanded that India impose economic sanctions and revoke all commercial and trade agreements signed with Sri Lanka and join the world community in punishing the government there for alleged war crimes.

    Releasing a video CD of alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan military during the last days of the civil war here Vaiko said the Indian government should stop supporting the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.

    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?730087
    “India should stop all its economic activities with Sri Lanka. It should impose economic against the government of Sri Lanka, all trade and commercial agreements signed between the two countries should be declared null and void,” Vaiko, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday told reporters after releasing the CD.

    He also demanded that the United Nations conduct a referendum in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka in which Tamils living abroad should also be allowed to participate.

  391. Italian Sonya Gandhi (sic) staged the genocide of Tamils along with the Sri Lankan government, at her instance, according to Sam Rajappa, the veteran Indian Journalist. Nimal Sripala de Silva thanked the Indians for their war victory.M R stated that they (SL) fought India’s war. Gotapaya said three persons from SL side namely BASIL RAJAPAKSE,PRESIDENT’S sECRETRY WIJETUNGE AND HIMSELF AND R.K.NARAYANAN,SHIV SHANKAR MENON AND THE THEN DEFENCE SECRTARY OF INDIA AND PRANAB MUKERJEE (SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE WILL TURN IN HIS GRAVE)now and then were in contact regularly at every stage of the Genocide of Tamils. Gopinath Achchekulakara, the Indian Representative @ the Human Rights Council in Geneva was the first to defend Sri Lanka even before the Sri Lankan themselves when a Motion was brought against the Sri Lanka government to name and shame them..In short it was an Italian,Indian or Malayali Mafia (Narayanan had his grudge against Tamils from his IPKF days which led to a prior massacre of Tamils)genocide of Tamils.So it is ntural that India invited the SL Parliamentary delegation to celeberate their joint victory.However are the Tamil MPs from Tamil Nadu (forget the shameful, bloodstained corrupt DMK MPs of Karunanithy)to welcome the Sri Lanka MPS with betel leaves and lemon? Are they not to show their feeling to those who killed their brothers? Cann you welcome a person into your home when he comes with a blood stained knife in his hands? In any event don’t we know how the JVP (Weerawansa),Mervyn and the rest behave in the S L Parliament?

  392. Policemen have become Rajapaksa pawns now with no right of independent thinking or acting. The MP/Minister in the areas and the “Politcal Commissars” of the area aligned to the Party in power run the show. This is the ground reality for many decades now. The rational policeman’s attitude is that of “enga beragamum” (let us save our positions) and travel with the wind. While there are protest movements all across the country this particular one went out of control because Roshen and some of the demonstrators brought the giant hoarding of the President down. When this was conveyed by Govt goons to the higher ups in Cbo the latter were taken by fear at a time when the Arab Spring is bringing down Govts in that region in domino like fashion. The ruling clique was street-savvy that a few more hoardings coming down will be il-finito. So the order went to ensure no more hoardings of the President were brought down and the severest action was approved. JVP agit-prop specialists (“men in shorts”) knew the time was right to aggravate the issue and their orders went out to attack the Police – probably kill one or two of them, for good measure. The idea was to create maximum mayhem. The rest, of course, is now history.

    This is what happens when constitutional mechanisms of good governance is/are dispensed with and substituted by gangsters and private armies owing blind allegiance to the fascistic State. The situation is by no means over. It will show up elsewhere soon. What the State has so far resorted to is mere palliative. The disease remains – for it is only cosmetic treatment that was applied. The working class cannot live with the income they get. Transport,
    Electricity, Food prices will rise. This can only be met by rational political solutions by the right managerial material on top. We simply don’t have them. The few PhD’s we have are nothing more than Pigan Hodhana Doctors. It is only the amazing optimist who will look for better days ahead under these circumstances.
    The leda karaththe is rambling along under the false label of a Dharma Rajya. It is the best of times (for some) while it is the worst of times (for the vast many)

  393. VP tried to do almost the impossible and succeeded to a great extent.

    This is admired. The Late President Premadasa had once said that VP had proven to be a very able commander !! :)

    Every Sinhalese who visited the Prabaharan’s house in Valvettithurai, and those who visit now, carry away a small amount of soil from that site out of respect for the great man !! :) :) :)

  394. It is a Fact that thousands of innocent Tamil civilians—–babies, women and elderly men— were killed, some under horrible conditions.

    The present S.L.Govt- a family dictatorship denied this all along. Now under pressure from Humnan Rights organisations and many Democratic governments it accepts this fact, however down-playing the number of casualties.

    It has been denying with lies hoping that China and Russia among others who aided the killings would shield it from punitive action by the international community.

    But TRUTH will prevail and the perpetrators of this crime against humanity will be punished very soon.

  395. The Sri Lanka Military Government is disappointed and annoyed and even takes it as an insult that the majority of tamils under its jackboot dared to support the TNA.

    Hence the decision to reduce tamils’ representation in elected bodies, including parliament.

    The oppression & repression of tamils will continue.

    DD‘cutthroats’ will prosper, by licking the jackboots.

    This has been the history of tamils since independence.

  396. ALL THE SINHALESE GOVTS ARE STATE TERRORISTS. YOU HAVE TO BE TRIED BEFORE AN INTERNATIONAL COURT TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE MISSING PERSONS WHO WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THE ARMED FORCES.

    WHO GAVE THE ORDERS TO SHOOT THE SURRENDERING PEOPLE.

    YOU SHOWED EVERY INTENTION TO KILL THE TAMILS. YOU USED THE PRESENCE OF LTTE TO WANTONLY TARGET THE CIVILIANS.

    PLEASE DON’T TALK AS THOUGH YOU ARE INNOCENTS.

    BOTH YOU AND THE TIGERS HAVE TO BE TRIED BEFORE INTERNATIONAL COURTS.

    IF VP IS NOT AROUND THEN KARUNA, DAYA, GEORGE, PILLAYAN, KP ARE THERE.

    IN FACT KP IS THE DECLARED LEADER OF THE LTTE.

    WHY NOT TRY KP FOR THE CRIMES OF THE LTTE.

    ONCE AGAIN I TELL YOU SIR, YOU PEOPLE ARE NOT SINCERE IN YOUR INTENTIONS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

    WITH THE MAHAVAMSA MENTALITY YOU DENIED THE TAMILS OF THEIR HISTORY IN THE ISLAND AND BY YOUR ROGUE ELEMENTS IN THE SINHALA SOCIETY YOU ARE NOW COLONIZING THEIR TERRITORY.

    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VP. BOTH BELIEVE IN THE DICTUM ‘MIGHT IS RIGHT’.

  397. Tamil detainees in Bogambara Prison were severely tortured by the prison officials on 14 June 2011.

    They were threatened that they would face the same difficulties as Kuttamanni and Thangathurai, two former detainees who were killed.

    The prison officials later admitted the seven detainees to the Prison Hospital at Bogambara Prison.

    Neither the police nor prison officials have initiated an independent investigation into the incident yet.

    Justice has been denied to the victims.

    This case is yet another illustration of the exceptional collapse of the rule of law in the country.
    http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/A

  398. Tamil detainees in Bogambara Prison were severely tortured by the prison officials on 14 June 2011.

    They were threatened that they would face the same difficulties as Kuttamanni and Thangathurai, two former detainees who were killed.

    The prison officials later admitted the seven detainees to the Prison Hospital at Bogambara Prison.

    Neither the police nor prison officials have initiated an independent investigation into the incident yet.

    Justice has been denied to the victims.

    This case is yet another illustration of the exceptional collapse of the rule of law in the country.
    http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/A

  399. Mass protest in Sri Lanka over murder of aid worker

    Residents in northwestern Sri Lanka held a mass protest on Wednesday over the murder of a prominent human rights activist whose body was found 17 months after he disappeared, the Colombo Page reported on Thursday.

    The body of Pattani Razeek, the managing trustee of Community Trust Fund (CTF) and a leading member of regional non-governmental organization networks, was found on July 28 under a partially built house in the country’s Eastern Province. Razeek was abducted by an unidentified group in February 2010 in the city of Polonnaruwa in the North Central province.

    The protest on Wednesday began in the town of Puttalam soon after the funeral of Pattani Razeek got underway. Shops and nearby areas were shut down while transport came to a standstill in the area due to the protest.

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday had called for a swift investigation and prosecution of the killers of Razeek. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, noted that two suspects in the killing were only arrested in the past few weeks.

    “The information they provided reportedly led to the body. Now that the fate of this human rights defender has been established, it is time for an investigation to establish the truth of the circumstances of this heinous crime, and for the prosecution to bring justice to the victim’s family,” she said.

    http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/08/mass-protest-held-in-northwestern-sri-lanka-over-murder-of-aid-worker/

  400. Sri Lanka needs to undergo the ideological transformation.

    No amount of the denial ranting by the Rajapaksa government is going to convince anyone (even our own citizens) that Sri Lanka is a civilised society, but quite the opposite.

  401. Mahesh Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I wrote the above to the Gota !!

    I am sure Gota read it and put it along with his bags of sour graps to the dustbin – LOL !!

    Rubbish – it is you who have given a Hierarchical state to Sinhalees and that is in your mindset. it has nothing to do with a Mahavansa or any wansa for that matter.

  402. Diaz Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 1:53 am


    Sri Lanka needs to undergo the ideological transformation.

    did you for a moment look back to see whether the Pelamists need any kind of transformation ?? Well I think they should re-start evolution – start from where they stopped to become a retarded bunch of Terrorists !!!

  403. Baskaralingam Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    VP tried to do almost the impossible and succeeded to a great extent.

    Indeed with the help of a few greedy Sri Lankans and power hungry and tunnel vision politicians. But, it only took 2 years of rightful thinking to prove that the success to a great extend was nothing but an illusion !!

  404. ACF massacre is one of hundreds of crimes(committed in 2006/7 alone stopped from being investigated after the war was ended. But then it’s under international pressure that investigations into a handful of chosen cases including M17 was started. The Sinhalese criminals who carried out these killings must be under the category of patriots. So any kind of crime no matter how gruesome is OK for them according to this “Democratic” Dictatorship.. They are granted Presidential immunity from Rajapaksa

  405. Sri Lanka aid killings condemned

    Human Rights Watch has accused the Sri Lankan government of lacking the will to prosecute the security forces for the killings of 17 aid workers in 2006.

    There was widespread revulsion following the murders of the 16 Tamils and one Muslim in the north-eastern town of Muttur during the civil war.

    European monitors were convinced government troops were responsible, but officials blamed Tamil Tiger rebels.

    The government has since ruled out reopening an inquiry into the murders.

    “The Sri Lankan government is no closer to prosecuting those responsible,” said James Ross, HRW’s legal and policy director.

    “The Rajapaksa government is not just unwilling to uncover the truth, it appears afraid of the truth.”

    HRW says that the government has a poor record of investigating serious human rights abuses, and “impunity has been a persistent problem”.

    “Despite a backlog of cases of enforced disappearances and unlawful killings going back two decades that run to the tens of thousands, there have been only a small number of prosecutions,” it said in a statement.

    “Past efforts to address violations by creating ad hoc mechanisms in Sri Lanka have produced few results, either in providing information or leading to prosecutions.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14386365

  406. Sinhala Racists say “there is no Tamil Homeland in Sri Lanka”

    But the majority Sinhala Govts seem to have a different perception in the matter – in 1958, in 1977, in 1983 they provided buses, lorries, trains and ships for the Tamils to “go to your areas (Homeland)” when Sinhala mobs ran beserk with the Police doing sweet nothing.

    In fact, in some of these pogroms both the Police and the army were instigating matters.

    Why even recently – under the able supervision of that JHU stalwart and confirmed anti-Tamil Kottakadeniya (former DIG)- don’t you remember Tamil women, young and old, were woken up at midnight by the Pettah Police in hostels around and dumped into buses – inspite of their protests – and asked to go where they came from ?

  407. Italian Sonya Gandhi (sic) staged the genocide of Tamils along with the Sri Lankan government, at her instance, according to Sam Rajappa, the veteran Indian Journalist. Nimal Sripala de Silva thanked the Indians for their war victory.M R stated that they (SL) fought India’s war. Gotapaya said three persons from SL side namely BASIL RAJAPAKSE,PRESIDENT’S sECRETRY WIJETUNGE AND HIMSELF AND R.K.NARAYANAN,SHIV SHANKAR MENON AND THE THEN DEFENCE SECRTARY OF INDIA AND PRANAB MUKERJEE (SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE WILL TURN IN HIS GRAVE)now and then were in contact regularly at every stage of the Genocide of Tamils. Gopinath Achchekulakara, the Indian Representative @ the Human Rights Council in Geneva was the first to defend Sri Lanka even before the Sri Lankan themselves when a Motion was brought against the Sri Lanka government to name and shame them..In short it was an Italian,Indian or Malayali Mafia (Narayanan had his grudge against Tamils from his IPKF days which led to a prior massacre of Tamils)genocide of Tamils.So it is ntural that India invited the SL Parliamentary delegation to celeberate their joint victory.However are the Tamil MPs from Tamil Nadu (forget the shameful, bloodstained corrupt DMK MPs of Karunanithy)to welcome the Sri Lanka MPS with betel leaves and lemon? Are they not to show their feeling to those who killed their brothers? Cann you welcome a person into your home when he comes with a blood stained knife in his hands? In any event don’t we know how the JVP (Weerawansa),Mervyn and the rest behave in the S L Parliament?

  408. VP tried to do almost the impossible and succeeded to a great extent.

    This is admired. The Late President Premadasa had once said that VP had proven to be a very able commander !! :)

    Every Sinhalese who visited the Prabaharan’s house in Valvettithurai, and those who visit now, carry away a small amount of soil from that site out of respect for the great man !! :) :) :)

  409. Tamil detainees in Bogambara Prison were severely tortured by the prison officials on 14 June 2011.

    They were threatened that they would face the same difficulties as Kuttamanni and Thangathurai, two former detainees who were killed.

    The prison officials later admitted the seven detainees to the Prison Hospital at Bogambara Prison.

    Neither the police nor prison officials have initiated an independent investigation into the incident yet.

    Justice has been denied to the victims.

    This case is yet another illustration of the exceptional collapse of the rule of law in the country.

    http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/AHRC-UAC-134-2011

  410. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan major general Jagath Dias turned diplomat

    The Swiss-based groups Society for Threatened Peoples and TRIAL said they filed a confidential complaint with Switzerland's attorney general against Jagath Dias, a former major general in Sri Lanka's final offensive that smashed a 26-year rebellion by ethnic minority Tamils in May 2009.

    The United Nations estimates between 80,000 and 100,000 people were killed in the civil war. Dias, whose Sri Lankan forces captured some of the rebel Tamil Tigers' last strongholds, became Sri Lanka's deputy ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and the Vatican in September 2009.

    Sri Lanka's embassy in Berlin said it would provide comment or access to Dias later Thursday.

    The groups' complaint, based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations, says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.

    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44015948/ns/world_new

  411. India says Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority

    Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that provides for harmonious co-existence of all communities, including minorities, in the island-nation.

    Making a suo moto statement in the Lok Sabha on "The Situation in Sri Lanka", External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna called for a "just and fair" settlement of the Sri Lankan political problem and immediate priority to the Tamils' rehabilitation.

    "Our primary objective in all that we are doing in Sri Lanka is to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of Sri Lankan Tamils, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to assist in the development of northern Sri Lanka," Krishna said.

    Alluding to questions raised about the conduct of the war by the Sri Lankan troops, which has been scrutinised in a report by a panel of experts set up by the UN secretary general and a documentary on Britain's Channel 4, Krishna said India has taken note of these concerns, but stressed that the focus remained on the welfare of the minority Tamils.

    "A just and fair settlement of the political problem is of utmost importance," he said.

    "I have, nonetheless, stressed to my Sri Lankan counterpart, the need for an early withdrawal of emergency regulations, investigations into allegations of human rights violations, restoration of normalcy in affected areas and redress of humanitarian concerns of affected families," he stressed.
    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id

  412. Many jobs in Sri Lanka go China !! :)

    China is colonizing Sri Lanka !! :) :) :)

    Metallurgical Corporation of China, a Chinese state-run building and engineering firm is to design and build a section of a highway around the capital Colombo that will connect three other expressways now under construction.

    The Cabinet of ministers had approved the signing of an agreement between Metallurgical Corporation of China and the state-run Road Development Authority for the road contract, a statement said.
    The section of the road known as the Outer Circular Highway to be built by Metallurgical Corporation of China is between the suburbs of Kadawatha and Kerawalapitiya, north of Colombo covering 9.2 km.

    The entire length of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH), which also goes onto Kottawa, a southern suburb, and is meant to divert traffic away from the capital, is 29.1 kilometres and will be built in three stages.

    It will connect with expressways to the Katunayake international airport, Kandy in the central hills and the southern town of Galle.

    The Colombo-Katunayake Expressway is to be completed by end of 2012 and the first two phases of the OCH is to be completed by end of 2013.
    http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?…

  413. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan major general Jagath Dias turned diplomat

    The Swiss-based groups Society for Threatened Peoples and TRIAL said they filed a confidential complaint with Switzerland's attorney general against Jagath Dias, a former major general in Sri Lanka's final offensive that smashed a 26-year rebellion by ethnic minority Tamils in May 2009.

    The United Nations estimates between 80,000 and 100,000 people were killed in the civil war. Dias, whose Sri Lankan forces captured some of the rebel Tamil Tigers' last strongholds, became Sri Lanka's deputy ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and the Vatican in September 2009.

    Sri Lanka's embassy in Berlin said it would provide comment or access to Dias later Thursday.

    The groups' complaint, based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations, says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.

    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44015948/ns/world_new

  414. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan major general Jagath Dias turned diplomat

    The Swiss-based groups Society for Threatened Peoples and TRIAL said they filed a confidential complaint with Switzerland's attorney general against Jagath Dias, a former major general in Sri Lanka's final offensive that smashed a 26-year rebellion by ethnic minority Tamils in May 2009.

    The United Nations estimates between 80,000 and 100,000 people were killed in the civil war. Dias, whose Sri Lankan forces captured some of the rebel Tamil Tigers' last strongholds, became Sri Lanka's deputy ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and the Vatican in September 2009.

    Sri Lanka's embassy in Berlin said it would provide comment or access to Dias later Thursday.

    The groups' complaint, based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations, says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.

    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44015948/ns/world_new

  415. Mahesh Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I wrote the above to the Gota !!

    I am sure Gota read it and put it along with his bags of sour graps to the dustbin – LOL !!

    Rubbish – it is you who have given a Hierarchical state to Sinhalees and that is in your mindset. it has nothing to do with a Mahavansa or any wansa for that matter.

  416. India says Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority

    Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that provides for harmonious co-existence of all communities, including minorities, in the island-nation.

    Making a suo moto statement in the Lok Sabha on "The Situation in Sri Lanka", External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna called for a "just and fair" settlement of the Sri Lankan political problem and immediate priority to the Tamils' rehabilitation.

    "Our primary objective in all that we are doing in Sri Lanka is to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of Sri Lankan Tamils, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to assist in the development of northern Sri Lanka," Krishna said.

    Alluding to questions raised about the conduct of the war by the Sri Lankan troops, which has been scrutinised in a report by a panel of experts set up by the UN secretary general and a documentary on Britain's Channel 4, Krishna said India has taken note of these concerns, but stressed that the focus remained on the welfare of the minority Tamils.

    "A just and fair settlement of the political problem is of utmost importance," he said.

    "I have, nonetheless, stressed to my Sri Lankan counterpart, the need for an early withdrawal of emergency regulations, investigations into allegations of human rights violations, restoration of normalcy in affected areas and redress of humanitarian concerns of affected families," he stressed.
    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id

  417. India says Welfare of Lankan Tamils top priority

    Underlining that the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka is of utmost importance, India Thursday urged Sri Lanka to pursue a lasting political settlement that provides for harmonious co-existence of all communities, including minorities, in the island-nation.

    Making a suo moto statement in the Lok Sabha on "The Situation in Sri Lanka", External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna called for a "just and fair" settlement of the Sri Lankan political problem and immediate priority to the Tamils' rehabilitation.

    "Our primary objective in all that we are doing in Sri Lanka is to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of Sri Lankan Tamils, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to assist in the development of northern Sri Lanka," Krishna said.

    Alluding to questions raised about the conduct of the war by the Sri Lankan troops, which has been scrutinised in a report by a panel of experts set up by the UN secretary general and a documentary on Britain's Channel 4, Krishna said India has taken note of these concerns, but stressed that the focus remained on the welfare of the minority Tamils.

    "A just and fair settlement of the political problem is of utmost importance," he said.

    "I have, nonetheless, stressed to my Sri Lankan counterpart, the need for an early withdrawal of emergency regulations, investigations into allegations of human rights violations, restoration of normalcy in affected areas and redress of humanitarian concerns of affected families," he stressed.
    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id

  418. Diaz Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 1:53 am


    Sri Lanka needs to undergo the ideological transformation.

    did you for a moment look back to see whether the Pelamists need any kind of transformation ?? Well I think they should re-start evolution – start from where they stopped to become a retarded bunch of Terrorists !!!

  419. Baskaralingam Says:

    August 4th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    VP tried to do almost the impossible and succeeded to a great extent.

    Indeed with the help of a few greedy Sri Lankans and power hungry and tunnel vision politicians. But, it only took 2 years of rightful thinking to prove that the success to a great extend was nothing but an illusion !!

  420. Sri Lanka use Illegal Phosphorus bombs where the innocent Tamils were burned alive

    http://www.athirvu.com/target_news.php?getnews=news&action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=329

    During the initial stages of war, there was a news report which originated from SLA. It mentioned about chemical weapons.

    At retrospect, I think that this was a preemptive move by the SLA and prelude to the actual use of such banned weapons.

    Many are wrongly accusing India of supplying these weapons. India is signatory to various international agreements about the use of such weapons. Probably these weapons originated in some countries which were outside the scope of such international agreements.

  421. Canada should pressure the United Nations to investigate possible crimes against humanity during the Sri Lankan civil war.

    NDP human rights critic Wayne Marston said Wednesday his party was spurred on by a 2010 UN report on the war and the recent BBC documentary, "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields." The film depicts the extra-judicial killing of several Tamil men in the final months of the brutal civil war between the government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — better known as the Tamil Tigers — that ended in September 2009.

    "We want to ensure there is some justice for the Tamil people, the Sri Lankan people. Not just the high-profile rhetoric that occurs around the (Tamil Tigers) or the government," Marston said. "It's the kind of thing that should be almost automatic for a Canadian government, with our history of human rights support worldwide and the reputation we carry."

    He said the NDP plans on introducing a petition either in Parliament or through the human rights subcommittee once MPs return from the summer break. Marston said the NDP may show the BBC documentary on Parliament Hill in the fall.

    Marston described the video as "horrendous" and said he was unable to watch it through to the end.

    "It was a trophy video. These were pictures taken by people who were committing these atrocities," Marston said.

    Meanwhile, the Tamil Tigers trapped civilians within their ever diminishing territory, executing at "point blank" range anyone who tried to flee the combat zone, according to the report. The Sri Lankan government denied any wrongdoing took place while it stamped out the insurgency.

    Marston wants the government to pressure the UN to follow up on the report. "There should be an independent, impartial mechanism for the finding of accountability," he said.

    A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Mike Patton, said ideally those accused of war crimes would be tried in their home country.

    "If it is not possible to try the accused in their home country then an international tribunal like one formed by the UN is second best," he said.

    http://www.canada.com/news/press+probe+into+Lanka

  422. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan Jagath Dias, a former major general
    About 300,000 Tamil civilians were caught in the climactic battle. The government then carved camps out of the jungles of northern Sri Lanka to hold them and screen out former rebels who could stir up trouble.
    The Swiss groups' complaint — based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations — says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.
    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    The office of Switzerland's federal prosecutors said it was examining the complaint. The Swiss Foreign Ministry said it takes the matter seriously, and has been in touch with Sri Lankan authorities. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Groups-ask-

  423. Colonization of the Tamil areas

    Colombo transfers Admin functions of East Tamil areas to Sinhala districts

    Sri Lanka government has been implementing a scheme to transfer administrative functions of Tamil districts in Eastern Province to the adjoining Sinhalese districts. As a first step the government has transferred the financial administration of Batticaloa District Coconut Development Board to Polonnaruwa located in the North Central Province. The government should immediately stop this transfer, said Mr.P. Selvarasa, Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  424. Canada should pressure the United Nations to investigate possible crimes against humanity during the Sri Lankan civil war.

    NDP human rights critic Wayne Marston said Wednesday his party was spurred on by a 2010 UN report on the war and the recent BBC documentary, "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields." The film depicts the extra-judicial killing of several Tamil men in the final months of the brutal civil war between the government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — better known as the Tamil Tigers — that ended in September 2009.

    "We want to ensure there is some justice for the Tamil people, the Sri Lankan people. Not just the high-profile rhetoric that occurs around the (Tamil Tigers) or the government," Marston said. "It's the kind of thing that should be almost automatic for a Canadian government, with our history of human rights support worldwide and the reputation we carry."

    He said the NDP plans on introducing a petition either in Parliament or through the human rights subcommittee once MPs return from the summer break. Marston said the NDP may show the BBC documentary on Parliament Hill in the fall.

    Marston described the video as "horrendous" and said he was unable to watch it through to the end.

    "It was a trophy video. These were pictures taken by people who were committing these atrocities," Marston said.

    Meanwhile, the Tamil Tigers trapped civilians within their ever diminishing territory, executing at "point blank" range anyone who tried to flee the combat zone, according to the report. The Sri Lankan government denied any wrongdoing took place while it stamped out the insurgency.

    Marston wants the government to pressure the UN to follow up on the report. "There should be an independent, impartial mechanism for the finding of accountability," he said.

    A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Mike Patton, said ideally those accused of war crimes would be tried in their home country.

    "If it is not possible to try the accused in their home country then an international tribunal like one formed by the UN is second best," he said.

    http://www.canada.com/news/press+probe+into+Lanka

  425. Canada should pressure the United Nations to investigate possible crimes against humanity during the Sri Lankan civil war.

    NDP human rights critic Wayne Marston said Wednesday his party was spurred on by a 2010 UN report on the war and the recent BBC documentary, "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields." The film depicts the extra-judicial killing of several Tamil men in the final months of the brutal civil war between the government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — better known as the Tamil Tigers — that ended in September 2009.

    "We want to ensure there is some justice for the Tamil people, the Sri Lankan people. Not just the high-profile rhetoric that occurs around the (Tamil Tigers) or the government," Marston said. "It's the kind of thing that should be almost automatic for a Canadian government, with our history of human rights support worldwide and the reputation we carry."

    He said the NDP plans on introducing a petition either in Parliament or through the human rights subcommittee once MPs return from the summer break. Marston said the NDP may show the BBC documentary on Parliament Hill in the fall.

    Marston described the video as "horrendous" and said he was unable to watch it through to the end.

    "It was a trophy video. These were pictures taken by people who were committing these atrocities," Marston said.

    Meanwhile, the Tamil Tigers trapped civilians within their ever diminishing territory, executing at "point blank" range anyone who tried to flee the combat zone, according to the report. The Sri Lankan government denied any wrongdoing took place while it stamped out the insurgency.

    Marston wants the government to pressure the UN to follow up on the report. "There should be an independent, impartial mechanism for the finding of accountability," he said.

    A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Mike Patton, said ideally those accused of war crimes would be tried in their home country.

    "If it is not possible to try the accused in their home country then an international tribunal like one formed by the UN is second best," he said.

    http://www.canada.com/news/press+probe+into+Lanka

  426. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan Jagath Dias, a former major general
    About 300,000 Tamil civilians were caught in the climactic battle. The government then carved camps out of the jungles of northern Sri Lanka to hold them and screen out former rebels who could stir up trouble.
    The Swiss groups' complaint — based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations — says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.
    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    The office of Switzerland's federal prosecutors said it was examining the complaint. The Swiss Foreign Ministry said it takes the matter seriously, and has been in touch with Sri Lankan authorities. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Groups-ask-

  427. Swiss to prosecute Sri Lankan Jagath Dias, a former major general
    About 300,000 Tamil civilians were caught in the climactic battle. The government then carved camps out of the jungles of northern Sri Lanka to hold them and screen out former rebels who could stir up trouble.
    The Swiss groups' complaint — based largely on the findings of the United Nations and other international organizations — says Dias' army division was responsible for massive bombing of civilians and hospitals.
    The groups said in a statement that "it is high time that Switzerland gives a clear signal against impunity" by pressing criminal charges against him.
    The office of Switzerland's federal prosecutors said it was examining the complaint. The Swiss Foreign Ministry said it takes the matter seriously, and has been in touch with Sri Lankan authorities. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Groups-ask-

  428. Indian party chief has urged the Indian government to stop providing economic assistance to Sri Lanka, following the alleged 'war crimes' committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.

    "Now we seek justice. The purpose of the crime of genocide by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his henchman, they should be tried in the international criminal court. The economic assistance should be stopped from India. The economic and commercial agreements entered within the Island of Sri Lanka and with the government of Sri Lanka should be revoked," said Vaiko.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics

  429. Tamils on feeling oppressed (marginalized, ignored, ridiculed) and frustrated with attempts to express their indignation, even those who were formerly apolitical or neutral will resort to violence.

    If the Rajapaksa government plans to prevent future acts of terrorism and stop ethnic violence, it must function at an intellectual and ideological level to win the hearts and minds of ALL people…(read: take war crimes allegations seriously, stop denying objective evidence).

  430. Colonization of the Tamil areas

    Colombo transfers Admin functions of East Tamil areas to Sinhala districts

    Sri Lanka government has been implementing a scheme to transfer administrative functions of Tamil districts in Eastern Province to the adjoining Sinhalese districts. As a first step the government has transferred the financial administration of Batticaloa District Coconut Development Board to Polonnaruwa located in the North Central Province. The government should immediately stop this transfer, said Mr.P. Selvarasa, Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  431. Colonization of the Tamil areas

    Colombo transfers Admin functions of East Tamil areas to Sinhala districts

    Sri Lanka government has been implementing a scheme to transfer administrative functions of Tamil districts in Eastern Province to the adjoining Sinhalese districts. As a first step the government has transferred the financial administration of Batticaloa District Coconut Development Board to Polonnaruwa located in the North Central Province. The government should immediately stop this transfer, said Mr.P. Selvarasa, Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  432. India is making a big mistake. These kind of comments from the Indian PM will make Indian Tamils double think if their loyaties for India.

  433. Indian party chief has urged the Indian government to stop providing economic assistance to Sri Lanka, following the alleged 'war crimes' committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.

    "Now we seek justice. The purpose of the crime of genocide by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his henchman, they should be tried in the international criminal court. The economic assistance should be stopped from India. The economic and commercial agreements entered within the Island of Sri Lanka and with the government of Sri Lanka should be revoked," said Vaiko.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics

  434. Indian party chief has urged the Indian government to stop providing economic assistance to Sri Lanka, following the alleged 'war crimes' committed on the ethnic Tamil community by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.

    "Now we seek justice. The purpose of the crime of genocide by Mahinda Rajapaksa and his henchman, they should be tried in the international criminal court. The economic assistance should be stopped from India. The economic and commercial agreements entered within the Island of Sri Lanka and with the gove