Beaches, Palm Trees, Displacement – Welcome to Sri Lanka's War Zone

A glimpse of the former war zone in northeastern Sri Lanka (c) AIUSA. Screenshot taken from Google Earth

A glimpse of the former war zone in northeastern Sri Lanka (c) AIUSA. Screenshot taken from Google Earth

Amnesty’s Science for Human Rights project just released a satellite image of Menik Farm in Sri Lanka, a de-facto internment camp run by the military, which offers a rare glimpse of the massive displacement caused by the conflict. Mark Cutts, the UN official at Menik Farm, recently told the BBC that “nothing less than a new city had been created.”

Through this image, along with aerial photographs displaying the devastation in the so called “safe zone”, we want to offer the public a rare opportunity to see on the ground details in a country where journalists and international monitors are widely prohibited from documenting the results of the recent military showdown. Graves, shelters and a shipwreck are among the things visible on the aerial photographs. We have combined all this information in a Google Earth Layer (recent version of Google Earth required), in order to give activists around the world access – something the government of Sri Lanka is denying us so far–  and to call for accountability for the crimes committed by both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers. (Many thanks to AAAS and Ogle Earth for their help in putting this project together).

Satellite image and photograph of Menik Farm. (c) AIUSA, Screenshot taken from Google Earth

Satellite image and photograph of Menik Farm. (c) AIUSA, Screenshot taken from Google Earth

U.N. emergency relief coordinator John Holmes recently described IDP camps in Sri Lanka as “internment camps”, stating that people are not allowed to move freely in and out. The people in Menik Farm are being vetted by the government to determine if there are any links to the Tamil Tigers.

We continue to closely to monitor the situation on the ground, so stay tuned for further information.

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598 thoughts on “Beaches, Palm Trees, Displacement – Welcome to Sri Lanka's War Zone

  1. Experiments of total social engineering are being conducted with utter impunity by the sinhalese colonial army, presaging a new model for colonial warfare in this century.

    These experiments will benefit the unchecked & unmonitored counterinsurgency strategies of israel, india & china. Their experts will apparently have access to these Tamil gulags for their own military experiments in removals & containment.

  2. Experiments of total social engineering are being conducted with utter impunity by the sinhalese colonial army, presaging a new model for colonial warfare in this century.

    These experiments will benefit the unchecked & unmonitored counterinsurgency strategies of israel, india & china. Their experts will apparently have access to these Tamil gulags for their own military experiments in removals & containment.

  3. Hi there, keep up doing an important job!

    Greetings from Sweden,
    Kersti Gabrielsson

  4. This is so very sad and in-humane. We are very blessed. What do these people hold on to? I suppose they hold on to these kind actions from people who care like you do. God Bless You for being a part of such a vast problem and issue-ing your help where ever it is needed. It does make a difference! If everyone took a day of their week, then a few moments of their day litterally a few moments. Write a letter, call an officials office, sign a petition. We can all make an impact. Power to the People. Power to Amnesty and to the brave people they help. Continue, and watch as people are someday free of this torture; Because of people like you.

    With Admiration
    Salem, MA

  5. Hi there, keep up doing an important job!

    Greetings from Sweden,
    Kersti Gabrielsson

  6. This is so very sad and in-humane. We are very blessed. What do these people hold on to? I suppose they hold on to these kind actions from people who care like you do. God Bless You for being a part of such a vast problem and issue-ing your help where ever it is needed. It does make a difference! If everyone took a day of their week, then a few moments of their day litterally a few moments. Write a letter, call an officials office, sign a petition. We can all make an impact. Power to the People. Power to Amnesty and to the brave people they help. Continue, and watch as people are someday free of this torture; Because of people like you.

    With Admiration
    Salem, MA

  7. Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    When LTTE and GOLS were involved in peace Talk through norway, some countries banned LTTE. This promoted the Sri Lanka to withdraw from ceasefire & kicked the Norway out of peace mediator position. http://www.warwithoutwitness.com
    At begining GOSL said only 65,000 people in safe zone,india said 70,000. They murdered and maimed over 25,000 civilians in safe zone, brought 192,000 people from death zone to concentration camps.again 165,000 civilians in the fire only zone. SL President is the KING OF GENOCIDE. How many were in the death zone, where is truth? GOSL murdered & maimed over75,000 tamil in this year. It need IMF money to cover this Genocide. Intl. medias will get bonous, but still they have to wait for release of IMF fund.
    When the state terrorist brought down the Tamil Flag in Killinochi, It came out all over the world. Now state terror trying terrorize the world. President said, They don't need lecture from WESTERN world, but they are begging for money to buy Chemical weapons. Sri Lanka rejects West 'lectures' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8026639.stm

  8. Thanks Christoph Koettl,
    SL destroyed the HUMANITY along with the nature. animals/livelihood also gone. People who lived over 15,000 sqkm were uprooted from their place. They lost everything. People there live with nature, very hardworking people, never beg from anyone for their living. It is a self-suffice land known for its fertility and clean atmosphere. Now all became beggers in the concentration camps. They are asking from everyone is just to return their land, which they will turn into grain producing land for the whole island in months. People from all ages are dieing in the concentration camps due to STAVATION, NO CARE, DON'T CARE, NO MEDICINE,… Many people still carry shell pieces in their body without any treatment/or fear to tell. Rapes and torture taking place inside these camps. Young people are disappearing daily. Dead bodies are thrown outside these camps. But shinghala regime celevrating the victory.no matter how many tamils get killed no culprits will ever be brought to justice.UN gave licence to kill Tamils.Corrupt leaders in the UN failed in their duties. Instead of protecting the vulnerable, they danced to the wrong tunes that were played by the wrong people

  9. The world tested all its weapons on tamils through GOSL, 200 billions dollars on war, 3000 times air strike which is more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical bombs, 5000-6000 shelled daily, over 50,000 people were killed within three month, No security council meeting held, but when North korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. Why? can ban ki or akashi or any other leaders have answer? Now shelling is over but killing continue in concentration camps
    “What is needed right now is action by the international community, not merely words of sympathy. Humanitarian intervention has taken place in many parts of the world to save people who have been subject to state violence, ethnic cleansing, and starvation by blockade. Powerful liberal states have acted to save populations being brutalized by their own states, despite the objections and obstructions of other powerful states. The Tamils of Sri Lanka are human beings too.”

  10. Ultimatum for Jaffna newspaper
    Newspaper agents in Jaffna received an unsigned letter yesterday demanding the closure of the Jaffna newspaper “Uthayan” at the end of the month.
    The letter said the agents should not sell the newspaper and the Uthayan staff should not report to work after June 30. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090628/News/sundaytimes

  11. Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    When LTTE and GOLS were involved in peace Talk through norway, some countries banned LTTE. This promoted the Sri Lanka to withdraw from ceasefire & kicked the Norway out of peace mediator position. http://www.warwithoutwitness.com
    At begining GOSL said only 65,000 people in safe zone,india said 70,000. They murdered and maimed over 25,000 civilians in safe zone, brought 192,000 people from death zone to concentration camps.again 165,000 civilians in the fire only zone. SL President is the KING OF GENOCIDE. How many were in the death zone, where is truth? GOSL murdered & maimed over75,000 tamil in this year. It need IMF money to cover this Genocide. Intl. medias will get bonous, but still they have to wait for release of IMF fund.
    When the state terrorist brought down the Tamil Flag in Killinochi, It came out all over the world. Now state terror trying terrorize the world. President said, They don't need lecture from WESTERN world, but they are begging for money to buy Chemical weapons. Sri Lanka rejects West 'lectures' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8026639.stm

  12. Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    When LTTE and GOLS were involved in peace Talk through norway, some countries banned LTTE. This promoted the Sri Lanka to withdraw from ceasefire & kicked the Norway out of peace mediator position. http://www.warwithoutwitness.com
    At begining GOSL said only 65,000 people in safe zone,india said 70,000. They murdered and maimed over 25,000 civilians in safe zone, brought 192,000 people from death zone to concentration camps.again 165,000 civilians in the fire only zone. SL President is the KING OF GENOCIDE. How many were in the death zone, where is truth? GOSL murdered & maimed over75,000 tamil in this year. It need IMF money to cover this Genocide. Intl. medias will get bonous, but still they have to wait for release of IMF fund.
    When the state terrorist brought down the Tamil Flag in Killinochi, It came out all over the world. Now state terror trying terrorize the world. President said, They don't need lecture from WESTERN world, but they are begging for money to buy Chemical weapons. Sri Lanka rejects West 'lectures' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8026639.stm

  13. Ultimatum for Jaffna newspaper
    Newspaper agents in Jaffna received an unsigned letter yesterday demanding the closure of the Jaffna newspaper “Uthayan” at the end of the month.
    The letter said the agents should not sell the newspaper and the Uthayan staff should not report to work after June 30. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090628/News/sundaytimes

  14. Ultimatum for Jaffna newspaper
    Newspaper agents in Jaffna received an unsigned letter yesterday demanding the closure of the Jaffna newspaper “Uthayan” at the end of the month.
    The letter said the agents should not sell the newspaper and the Uthayan staff should not report to work after June 30. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090628/News/sundaytimes

  15. Thanks Christoph Koettl,
    SL destroyed the HUMANITY along with the nature. animals/livelihood also gone. People who lived over 15,000 sqkm were uprooted from their place. They lost everything. People there live with nature, very hardworking people, never beg from anyone for their living. It is a self-suffice land known for its fertility and clean atmosphere. Now all became beggers in the concentration camps. They are asking from everyone is just to return their land, which they will turn into grain producing land for the whole island in months. People from all ages are dieing in the concentration camps due to STAVATION, NO CARE, DON’T CARE, NO MEDICINE,… Many people still carry shell pieces in their body without any treatment/or fear to tell. Rapes and torture taking place inside these camps. Young people are disappearing daily. Dead bodies are thrown outside these camps. But shinghala regime celevrating the victory.no matter how many tamils get killed no culprits will ever be brought to justice.UN gave licence to kill Tamils.Corrupt leaders in the UN failed in their duties. Instead of protecting the vulnerable, they danced to the wrong tunes that were played by the wrong people

  16. The world tested all its weapons on tamils through GOSL, 200 billions dollars on war, 3000 times air strike which is more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical bombs, 5000-6000 shelled daily, over 50,000 people were killed within three month, No security council meeting held, but when North korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. Why? can ban ki or akashi or any other leaders have answer? Now shelling is over but killing continue in concentration camps
    “What is needed right now is action by the international community, not merely words of sympathy. Humanitarian intervention has taken place in many parts of the world to save people who have been subject to state violence, ethnic cleansing, and starvation by blockade. Powerful liberal states have acted to save populations being brutalized by their own states, despite the objections and obstructions of other powerful states. The Tamils of Sri Lanka are human beings too.”

  17. Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6207487.ece
    When LTTE and GOLS were involved in peace Talk through norway, some countries banned LTTE. This promoted the Sri Lanka to withdraw from ceasefire & kicked the Norway out of peace mediator position. http://www.warwithoutwitness.com
    At begining GOSL said only 65,000 people in safe zone,india said 70,000. They murdered and maimed over 25,000 civilians in safe zone, brought 192,000 people from death zone to concentration camps.again 165,000 civilians in the fire only zone. SL President is the KING OF GENOCIDE. How many were in the death zone, where is truth? GOSL murdered & maimed over75,000 tamil in this year. It need IMF money to cover this Genocide. Intl. medias will get bonous, but still they have to wait for release of IMF fund.
    When the state terrorist brought down the Tamil Flag in Killinochi, It came out all over the world. Now state terror trying terrorize the world. President said, They don’t need lecture from WESTERN world, but they are begging for money to buy Chemical weapons. Sri Lanka rejects West ‘lectures’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8026639.stm

  18. I thank Amnesty International's efforts to shed light on the plight of Tamil civilians and human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

    But these days, when I Google news 'Lanka,' the humanitarian catastrophe faced by hundreds of thousands in Sri Lanka is not getting any attention. And their situation is getting deteriorating day after day.

    There is more and more news relating to Sri Lanka cricket only.

    Is cricket far more 'important' than the 'delay and denial of justice' for Tamils?
    Amnesty International is aware that the humanity in Sri Lanka behind the barbed wires is facing enormous suffering. And I kindly request Amnesty International to urge nations that uphold humanitarian norms to cancel playing cricket with Sri Lanka, until rights of the Internally Displaced Tamil civilians are addressed and war crimes inquiries are initiated.

    Please appeal to the New Zealand cricket team to boycott the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

    I am aware that Amnesty International's 'Play by the Rules' campaign in 2007 faced a counter campaign and criticism by the Government of Sri Lanka and Amnesty had to repeatedly put out a statement that, 'Human rights is the issue, not cricket.'

    Militaristic triumphalism runs through the center of power in the chauvinist Sri Lanka government, and general public within the country largely remain unaware of the plight of the Tamil people.

    There are measures such as delay in IMF funds for Sri Lanka are in the news, but economically speaking other nations and an inflow of private capital is allowing Sri Lanka to ignore calls for respect of human rights. In these circumstances, the only 'language' Sri Lanka will understand is cricket.

    Sri Lanka Government has enacted rules making it difficult for Non Governmental Organizations and humanitarian agencies to directly help Tamils. If 'international isolation' is seen as a necessity by Sri Lanka with regards to serving the needs of one segment of its people who desperately needs them, please don't be reluctant to make it known to Sri Lanka that playing cricket with New Zealand comes under 'international association.'

    If Sri Lanka can continue to deny basic magnanimity and necessities for humanity that is long suffering, please do not hesitate to undertake another cricket related campaign that will really make a difference towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and others facing human rights violations in Sri Lanka at the hands of the state.

  19. Hard work always pay off,
    sri lankan government can't hide the truth it will come out little by littlte at that time, What UN is going to say?

  20. I thank Amnesty International’s efforts to shed light on the plight of Tamil civilians and human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

    But these days, when I Google news ‘Lanka,’ the humanitarian catastrophe faced by hundreds of thousands in Sri Lanka is not getting any attention. And their situation is getting deteriorating day after day.

    There is more and more news relating to Sri Lanka cricket only.

    Is cricket far more ‘important’ than the ‘delay and denial of justice’ for Tamils?
    Amnesty International is aware that the humanity in Sri Lanka behind the barbed wires is facing enormous suffering. And I kindly request Amnesty International to urge nations that uphold humanitarian norms to cancel playing cricket with Sri Lanka, until rights of the Internally Displaced Tamil civilians are addressed and war crimes inquiries are initiated.

    Please appeal to the New Zealand cricket team to boycott the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

    I am aware that Amnesty International’s ‘Play by the Rules’ campaign in 2007 faced a counter campaign and criticism by the Government of Sri Lanka and Amnesty had to repeatedly put out a statement that, ‘Human rights is the issue, not cricket.’

    Militaristic triumphalism runs through the center of power in the chauvinist Sri Lanka government, and general public within the country largely remain unaware of the plight of the Tamil people.

    There are measures such as delay in IMF funds for Sri Lanka are in the news, but economically speaking other nations and an inflow of private capital is allowing Sri Lanka to ignore calls for respect of human rights. In these circumstances, the only ‘language’ Sri Lanka will understand is cricket.

    Sri Lanka Government has enacted rules making it difficult for Non Governmental Organizations and humanitarian agencies to directly help Tamils. If ‘international isolation’ is seen as a necessity by Sri Lanka with regards to serving the needs of one segment of its people who desperately needs them, please don’t be reluctant to make it known to Sri Lanka that playing cricket with New Zealand comes under ‘international association.’

    If Sri Lanka can continue to deny basic magnanimity and necessities for humanity that is long suffering, please do not hesitate to undertake another cricket related campaign that will really make a difference towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and others facing human rights violations in Sri Lanka at the hands of the state.

  21. Hard work always pay off,
    sri lankan government can’t hide the truth it will come out little by littlte at that time, What UN is going to say?

  22. To hell with cricket, a stupid colonial game learned from the British masters ! Calling on all Tamil sisters & brothers & all sympatico people at university, trade union, NGO & mass organisation levels to BEGIN A BDS — BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIIONS — MOVEMENT regarding the criminal regime in Sri Lanka JUST LIKE the movement against Israel around the world now. BDS !! BDS !! NOT JUST against CRICKET TOURS, but at EVERY level of international relations !!
    No trade with Sri Lanka !! No using Sri Lankan goods & products !! Boycott all Sri Lankan sports & cultural programs !!! Sinhalese APARTHEID must be met with a solid wall of refusal & resistance .

  23. For 30 years LTTE along with all those who supported made the lives of over 18000000 peoples lives a living hell. Some of those in these camp did abate them. Along with white INGO so called peace mongers would like them to come out from these camps and take all the weapons they left behind and regroup. No government can allow that. If they really want to help, help the government to demine the area and people must help to clean up their acts by providing information on their acts committed in the past then can go back to their native places faster.

  24. Do you know of any other country who would give half these facilities to IDP's ?? What you dong about IDP's in Pakistan ?? There are 2 million estimated as oppose to 2 laks in Sri Lanka… Do U know that these conditions are much better than what the Katrina Victims in the USA got ?

    There is a time for everything and this is not the time you let the SL government down. they are trying their best to do the best to the innocent victims of LTTE terrorism – what you need to do is help – come the correct way and the government will let you help !

  25. To hell with cricket, a stupid colonial game learned from the British masters ! Calling on all Tamil sisters & brothers & all sympatico people at university, trade union, NGO & mass organisation levels to BEGIN A BDS — BOYCOTT DIVESTMENT SANCTIIONS — MOVEMENT regarding the criminal regime in Sri Lanka JUST LIKE the movement against Israel around the world now. BDS !! BDS !! NOT JUST against CRICKET TOURS, but at EVERY level of international relations !!
    No trade with Sri Lanka !! No using Sri Lankan goods & products !! Boycott all Sri Lankan sports & cultural programs !!! Sinhalese APARTHEID must be met with a solid wall of refusal & resistance .

  26. For 30 years LTTE along with all those who supported made the lives of over 18000000 peoples lives a living hell. Some of those in these camp did abate them. Along with white INGO so called peace mongers would like them to come out from these camps and take all the weapons they left behind and regroup. No government can allow that. If they really want to help, help the government to demine the area and people must help to clean up their acts by providing information on their acts committed in the past then can go back to their native places faster.

  27. hey shelter!!
    if these camps are good to live, are you prepared to live in these camps just for a week! you will kill yourself after two days. put yourself in their position and talk. do you have any idea what its like to live with bullets in your body without treatments? do you have any idea what its like to live in fear of being abducted? fear of being raped infront of their parents? staving to death? not having water to wash you body for days? not having proper sanitation when nature calls?
    come on!! get a life!! no need to be so inhumane

  28. Do you know of any other country who would give half these facilities to IDP’s ?? What you dong about IDP’s in Pakistan ?? There are 2 million estimated as oppose to 2 laks in Sri Lanka… Do U know that these conditions are much better than what the Katrina Victims in the USA got ?

    There is a time for everything and this is not the time you let the SL government down. they are trying their best to do the best to the innocent victims of LTTE terrorism – what you need to do is help – come the correct way and the government will let you help !

  29. Dear Amarasingha,

    I never said that this is the place to live in or the best that happened to the IDP's. What I said was that it is the best option that they can have at the moment and knowing the situation in other parts of the world, better conditions to live in. Given the opportunity, I actually wouldn't mind sharing my life with these innocent people for a week or two. I am not a person who fell down to earth from heaven yesterday and I know what hardships are like too…

    As far as I know, they are getting the best treatment as the government possibly can give. Common, we all know that they cannot get the treatment that you get at Apollo Hospital Colombo and you know that the government hospitals are a living hell anyway – that's what the majority of the crowd get anyway.

    I don't think I would quite agree with you on girls getting raped in front of their parents or starving to death. I cannot imagine a soldier who rescued these innocent people from the crutches of LTTE terrorist doing something wrong to any of the – remember, this was a humanitarian mission from it's inception. We know that they carried the wounded civilians from danger to safety and they cook the meals for the IDP's. You cannot expect Hilton to deliver the food to IDP's but, given the situation, they definitely get their meals.

    We all have to agree that there still are LTTEers hiding among the civilians. They will always be a threat to the sovereignty of the country – filtering and taking them for questioning is what I suppose you meant by abducting – Can you give an alternative solution please ?? (to filter them)

    Not being inhumane, but times could be tough for them which will also be for their good sooner than later – still believe that it is better than them having to suffer for ever in the hands of LTTE. They will be fine in another 6-7 months time !

  30. hey shelter!!
    if these camps are good to live, are you prepared to live in these camps just for a week! you will kill yourself after two days. put yourself in their position and talk. do you have any idea what its like to live with bullets in your body without treatments? do you have any idea what its like to live in fear of being abducted? fear of being raped infront of their parents? staving to death? not having water to wash you body for days? not having proper sanitation when nature calls?
    come on!! get a life!! no need to be so inhumane

  31. Dear Amarasingha,

    I never said that this is the place to live in or the best that happened to the IDP’s. What I said was that it is the best option that they can have at the moment and knowing the situation in other parts of the world, better conditions to live in. Given the opportunity, I actually wouldn’t mind sharing my life with these innocent people for a week or two. I am not a person who fell down to earth from heaven yesterday and I know what hardships are like too…

    As far as I know, they are getting the best treatment as the government possibly can give. Common, we all know that they cannot get the treatment that you get at Apollo Hospital Colombo and you know that the government hospitals are a living hell anyway – that’s what the majority of the crowd get anyway.

    I don’t think I would quite agree with you on girls getting raped in front of their parents or starving to death. I cannot imagine a soldier who rescued these innocent people from the crutches of LTTE terrorist doing something wrong to any of the – remember, this was a humanitarian mission from it’s inception. We know that they carried the wounded civilians from danger to safety and they cook the meals for the IDP’s. You cannot expect Hilton to deliver the food to IDP’s but, given the situation, they definitely get their meals.

    We all have to agree that there still are LTTEers hiding among the civilians. They will always be a threat to the sovereignty of the country – filtering and taking them for questioning is what I suppose you meant by abducting – Can you give an alternative solution please ?? (to filter them)

    Not being inhumane, but times could be tough for them which will also be for their good sooner than later – still believe that it is better than them having to suffer for ever in the hands of LTTE. They will be fine in another 6-7 months time !

  32. Roshan said “Chao !! God luck on your future endevours !”
    I thk, Rosha has the multiple personality disorder that’s why he keeps changing his name, Rosha, Dune, defen, … WAS IN http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/how-did-sri-lanka
    "You your self would see the results of this humanitarian efforts within the next 6 months. June 15th, 2009 at 8:43 am "
    NOW UNDER THE NAME “Shelter !!”.

  33. Roshan said “Chao !! God luck on your future endevours !”
    I thk, Rosha has the multiple personality disorder that’s why he keeps changing his name, Rosha, Dune, defen, … WAS IN http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/how-did-sri-lanka
    "You your self would see the results of this humanitarian efforts within the next 6 months. June 15th, 2009 at 8:43 am "
    NOW UNDER THE NAME “Shelter !!”.

  34. Roshan said “Chao !! God luck on your future endevours !”
    I thk, Rosha has the multiple personality disorder that’s why he keeps changing his name, Rosha, Dune, defen, … WAS IN http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/how-did-sri-lanka
    "You your self would see the results of this humanitarian efforts within the next 6 months. June 15th, 2009 at 8:43 am "
    NOW UNDER THE NAME “Shelter !!”.

  35. Blog debates usually have limited time benefits.

    This particular one's time limit seems to have expired.

    Real agenda — the world Tamil community & the world human rights community need to start 2 things ASAP —

    1. A Boycott & Sanctions Movement against Sri Lanka trade pacts & cultural / sports programs.

    2. Taking the Tamil concentration camp issue to the International Court at the Hague & the humanitarian courts in Spain.

  36. Sri Lanka is – again – trying to make money through Tamil suffering. Sri Lanka is demanding international aid whilst at the same railing against foreign ‘interference’ in its ‘internal affairs’ and hurling abuse at those who speak of human rights and political solutions. The latter include the very donors Colombo is pressing. The paradox is striking. In addition to the acute suffering it is consciously inflicting on hundreds of thousands of Tamils incarcerated in militarized prison camps, the government of President Mahinda Rajapakse is systematically wearing down those stumps of liberal governance still standing after sixty years of ascendant Sinhala-Buddhist rule in the island

  37. Blog debates usually have limited time benefits.

    This particular one’s time limit seems to have expired.

    Real agenda — the world Tamil community & the world human rights community need to start 2 things ASAP —

    1. A Boycott & Sanctions Movement against Sri Lanka trade pacts & cultural / sports programs.

    2. Taking the Tamil concentration camp issue to the International Court at the Hague & the humanitarian courts in Spain.

  38. Sri Lanka is – again – trying to make money through Tamil suffering. Sri Lanka is demanding international aid whilst at the same railing against foreign ‘interference’ in its ‘internal affairs’ and hurling abuse at those who speak of human rights and political solutions. The latter include the very donors Colombo is pressing. The paradox is striking. In addition to the acute suffering it is consciously inflicting on hundreds of thousands of Tamils incarcerated in militarized prison camps, the government of President Mahinda Rajapakse is systematically wearing down those stumps of liberal governance still standing after sixty years of ascendant Sinhala-Buddhist rule in the island

  39. Shelter, obviously is a sinhalese, who supports the “terrorist governent” or he or she may be a member of the oppressors of the Tamils. Who said that the soldiers were rescuing the Tamils from the LTTE? These unfortunate people are like pawns they were “captured” to show their “victory” All the “showing of caring” was done for the camera!! Why do they have to be kept “captive” and have to beg for their food behind barbed wires when they have their houses and farms and their livelihood. A lot of them have friends and families to take care for the rest of their lives. Why did the government not accepting the ship load of things sent by their kith and kin, while the government is pleading for aid to look after them? It is no consolation to say that these IDP camps are better than others in other parts of the world!! These people should not be there!! How do you know that these people cannot afford better facilities than what they have now in the concentration camps? Do you know these are the farmers who produced the bulk of the food for the entire country. There are university students, doctors,teachers, priests and buisness people in these concentration camps!! They are not paupers as you think. Even if they are paupers they should have the freedom to do what they want to do with their life!! Not what the MR compant dictates to them!!!

  40. Yes, indeed Shelter is a Sinhalees. and he has different names like. Dude,Roshan,Defence,The Great Historian. This man is hired by SLG. He is a Spion and try to get personal details from Tamil Diaspora. Fellow Thamilians carefull and do not give any personal details to him.

  41. SL doesn't know what human rights is. There is a reason for all these torturings, that's why MA didn't listen to international community. The world should understand this and take action. MA is fooling the international communities.

  42. SL doesn’t know what human rights is. There is a reason for all these torturings, that’s why MR didn’t listen to international community. The world should understand this and take action. MR is fooling the international communities.

  43. SL doesn’t know what human rights is. There is a reason for all these torturings, that’s why MA didn’t listen to international community. The world should understand this and take action. MA is fooling the international communities.

  44. SL doesn’t know what human rights is. There is a reason for all these torturings, that’s why MR didn’t listen to international community. The world should understand this and take action. MR is fooling the international communities.

  45. By Aruvi
    Srilanka did massacre more than 53215 Tamils in just 5 months according to the statistics of Srilankan government agents and MPs worked in the areas of genocide happened. in the last few days alone Srilankan military massacred more than 30,000 Tamils,most of them buried alive in the bunkers and used chemical and cluster bombs to kill others. NO WONDER SRILANKA LOCKED ALL THE DOCTORS, PRIESTS, NGOs, INTELECTUALS, ETC AND THE 300,000 POTENTIAL WYE WITNESSES FOR THE GENOCIDE INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR KILLING THEM ALSO AFTER THEY USED THESE POOR PEOPLE AS HOSTAGES TO GET THE FOREIGN AID LIKE THE IMF. Srilanka alrready ENCOURAGING and COLONISING Tamil areas with Sinhalese while fooling the world as they lock the Tamils for clearing mines. Mines have no RACISM or Mines are not SinHella racists to kill TAMILS only. Acoording to Srilankan Census reports- JUST 18 SINHALESE lived in the ENTIRE North and East(called Eelam) when the British carried out Census in 1837. And, JUST 286 SInhalese lived in the ENTIRE NORTH and EAST according to FIRST POST INDEPENDENCE Census report. But Now, the Sinhalese population is almost a MILLION thanks ti the SRILANKAN SYSTEMATIC ETHNIC CLEANSING of MINORITIES since Independence to date. Now the Safeguard of Tamils- the LTTE-was destroyed using indian, Iranian and Chinese CHEMICAL and CLUSTER BOMBS against the International law, srilanka will escalate the SINHALISATION of TAMIL AREAS to deny any rights to TAMILS as the Srilanka already declared that SRILANKA ONLY FOR SINHALESE like the NAZIS.

  46. LOL @ All of you !!

    All I see is that you guys are so bitter about the LTTE being crushed. It has nothing to do with the IDP's or your other Tamils living in Sri Lanka. You guys are pure LTTE supporters and do not care for anything else. I hope at least your poor souls will rest in peace once you die. You will never get Eelam. It is like asking for feathers from tortoise. Asking for something that was never there and that would never ever be there.

  47. By Aruvi
    Srilanka did massacre more than 53215 Tamils in just 5 months according to the statistics of Srilankan government agents and MPs worked in the areas of genocide happened. in the last few days alone Srilankan military massacred more than 30,000 Tamils,most of them buried alive in the bunkers and used chemical and cluster bombs to kill others. NO WONDER SRILANKA LOCKED ALL THE DOCTORS, PRIESTS, NGOs, INTELECTUALS, ETC AND THE 300,000 POTENTIAL WYE WITNESSES FOR THE GENOCIDE INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR KILLING THEM ALSO AFTER THEY USED THESE POOR PEOPLE AS HOSTAGES TO GET THE FOREIGN AID LIKE THE IMF. Srilanka alrready ENCOURAGING and COLONISING Tamil areas with Sinhalese while fooling the world as they lock the Tamils for clearing mines. Mines have no RACISM or Mines are not SinHella racists to kill TAMILS only. Acoording to Srilankan Census reports- JUST 18 SINHALESE lived in the ENTIRE North and East(called Eelam) when the British carried out Census in 1837. And, JUST 286 SInhalese lived in the ENTIRE NORTH and EAST according to FIRST POST INDEPENDENCE Census report. But Now, the Sinhalese population is almost a MILLION thanks ti the SRILANKAN SYSTEMATIC ETHNIC CLEANSING of MINORITIES since Independence to date. Now the Safeguard of Tamils- the LTTE-was destroyed using indian, Iranian and Chinese CHEMICAL and CLUSTER BOMBS against the International law, srilanka will escalate the SINHALISATION of TAMIL AREAS to deny any rights to TAMILS as the Srilanka already declared that SRILANKA ONLY FOR SINHALESE like the NAZIS.

  48. LOL @ All of you !!

    All I see is that you guys are so bitter about the LTTE being crushed. It has nothing to do with the IDP’s or your other Tamils living in Sri Lanka. You guys are pure LTTE supporters and do not care for anything else. I hope at least your poor souls will rest in peace once you die. You will never get Eelam. It is like asking for feathers from tortoise. Asking for something that was never there and that would never ever be there.

  49. Hi Shelter! (Roshan)
    I am not a LTTE supporter and i am not from North East of SL. But i say Sri Lanka is a TERRORIST GOVEMANT and you are SL Agent.
    wherever you go i'll be there.

  50. Hi Shelter! (Roshan)
    I am not a LTTE supporter and i am not from North East of SL. But i say Sri Lanka is a TERRORIST GOVEMANT and you are SL Agent.
    wherever you go i’ll be there.

  51. I have never, even in these 2 centuries of infamy & massacre, seen anything as CRIMINAL as the Sinhalese regime's CONTINUING media & aid blockade, & that following a gigantic genocidal military operation.

    There are similar black holes ( media & aid vacuums ) maintainded by states, like India maintains in the Northeast & Kashmir or China in Xinjiang — but NEVER after such a crushing military operation WHICH HAS ALREADY CAPTURED TOTAL GLOBAL ATTENTION !! Never !! Not even Israel dares to do this in Palestine !!

    All the governments complicit in this unprecedented criminality are forever damned. They will be cornered by their self -set example, when their time comes up.

    Regarding the U.N., how can they ever talk of genocide again without the next butchers pointing to Sri lanka & claiming similar protection ?

    As for the Sinhalese —their silence or even jubilant support today will not save them tomorrow when their state comes for them with the midnight knocking on their doors . THEY will be the next Tamils.

  52. Alfonso

    I will be going to the Liberty Plaza on Saturday around 10.30 a.m. Will you be there too ? (as you have mentioned that you will be everywhere I go)

    You definitely are a supporter of the terror LTTE group and so you are a terrorist and traitor. No other party wants division in this country but traitors and Terrorists ! You guys try to lie to the world and use organizations to spread the lies. But the world now have seen where the SL government comes from and where you Terrorists come from. We also know where you will go to – Hell !!

  53. Vanni !!

    I believe you read the article Tamils Refugees forced into sex rackets…. I extracted the following from it !!

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona described the claims as "absolute rubbish", but confirmed the government was investigating the reports.

    "These (the military) are the guys who were winning the war – they could have raped every single woman on the way if they wanted to. Not one single woman was raped," he told The Australian last night.

    "I am sure in a mass of people there may be individuals who want to make a quick buck one way or another, but you have to remember the tents are so close together you can't do anything without the entire neighbourhood knowing. If you had a racket going, thousands of people would know about it."

    ALSO – I believe the Probe on murder of Tamil MP's is for the former Foreign Minister – Hon. Laksman Kadiragamar murdered by the LTTE and also for Hon, Jeyraj Fernandopullai and Hon. Thiruchelvan and etc. killed by the LTTE – I don't recall anybody else being murdered by any other party than LTTE. I would say the probe should extend to investigate killings of Singhala and Muslim MP's too.. Don't you agree ?

  54. I have never, even in these 2 centuries of infamy & massacre, seen anything as CRIMINAL as the Sinhalese regime’s CONTINUING media & aid blockade, & that following a gigantic genocidal military operation.

    There are similar black holes ( media & aid vacuums ) maintainded by states, like India maintains in the Northeast & Kashmir or China in Xinjiang — but NEVER after such a crushing military operation WHICH HAS ALREADY CAPTURED TOTAL GLOBAL ATTENTION !! Never !! Not even Israel dares to do this in Palestine !!

    All the governments complicit in this unprecedented criminality are forever damned. They will be cornered by their self -set example, when their time comes up.

    Regarding the U.N., how can they ever talk of genocide again without the next butchers pointing to Sri lanka & claiming similar protection ?

    As for the Sinhalese —their silence or even jubilant support today will not save them tomorrow when their state comes for them with the midnight knocking on their doors . THEY will be the next Tamils.

  55. Alfonso

    I will be going to the Liberty Plaza on Saturday around 10.30 a.m. Will you be there too ? (as you have mentioned that you will be everywhere I go)

    You definitely are a supporter of the terror LTTE group and so you are a terrorist and traitor. No other party wants division in this country but traitors and Terrorists ! You guys try to lie to the world and use organizations to spread the lies. But the world now have seen where the SL government comes from and where you Terrorists come from. We also know where you will go to – Hell !!

  56. Vanni !!

    I believe you read the article Tamils Refugees forced into sex rackets…. I extracted the following from it !!

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona described the claims as “absolute rubbish”, but confirmed the government was investigating the reports.

    “These (the military) are the guys who were winning the war – they could have raped every single woman on the way if they wanted to. Not one single woman was raped,” he told The Australian last night.

    “I am sure in a mass of people there may be individuals who want to make a quick buck one way or another, but you have to remember the tents are so close together you can’t do anything without the entire neighbourhood knowing. If you had a racket going, thousands of people would know about it.”

    ALSO – I believe the Probe on murder of Tamil MP’s is for the former Foreign Minister – Hon. Laksman Kadiragamar murdered by the LTTE and also for Hon, Jeyraj Fernandopullai and Hon. Thiruchelvan and etc. killed by the LTTE – I don’t recall anybody else being murdered by any other party than LTTE. I would say the probe should extend to investigate killings of Singhala and Muslim MP’s too.. Don’t you agree ?

  57. Should any blog have a person who accuses other bloggers of "terror" & "treason" ?

    Both "terror" & "treason" are completely subjective terms which can be twisted around to mean anything the user wants it to.

    The other things this blogger says, the resort to low insults, you won't see on any other issue on this site, even the most explosive or highly contentious questions, not at that level.

    Fellow bloggers, i have decided i may not respond to anything said by an individual who uses terms & language like these .

    i will continue to hear & respond to all you other writers.

    Our concerns are about the people in the camps of concentration — we owe it to them not to debase this site to low levels.

    Only danger that harms the people can concern us now.

    Thank you all, & i wish you all good thoughts, clear thoughts.

  58. Booo !!

    The only harm you do to these innocent people are trying to keep them in their camps for a longer period of time. This would be to satisfy your own agenda and not the innocent people who are kept inside the camps for their own good.

    Terror and treason are definitely subjective terms and are subject to people who create terror and treason. Defining of Terror and treason – well – look in the dictionary !

  59. Def.Sec.Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE/DEATH ZONE. Helpless tamils were dying on the beach. Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allowed to die without treatment. Their military vehicles were running over tamil children, women…

  60. Hi Shelter (Roshan),
    -Who killed the Jeyaraj Fernandopulle?
    Gottabaya Rajapakse
    - Do you know y?
    Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was the 2nd man in the SL politics. after Mahinda Rajapakse he would be the one who can run the Country. Gottabaya has seen this matter as a thretend to his position. so, Gottabaya orderd to kill Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.
    -Who is Jeyaraj Fernandopulle?
    Most of Thamils don't know that Fernandopulle is a Thamilan. This man is Paravar (Parava) Thamilan. became Sinhalees. same like me. I am a Kauravar (Karava) Thamilan who made to become Sinhalees by Rasist Bhudist Govermant. Only SLG knows that this Fernandopulle i a Thamilan and they killed him.
    - Who Killed Laxman Kadirkamar?
    SLG
    - Who killed Lasanntha Wikremasinghe?
    SLG
    -Who killed Janaka Perera?
    Gottabaya Rajapakse

    SL Govermant killed many leadre and put boms in the buses in Colombo and put the BLAME on LTTE.

    Indian Raw was behind all of this nasty things. to Baned a Organaisation you must have enough evidance. so, Indian Raw advicied SL to do such a Terror things and put the BLAME on LTTE. This was the TRIC of Raw and they sucseeded in doing that.
    it is very simple to understand this matter. even in ur personal life, when we have problem with somebody, you go to Police an complain about the things wich our enemy didn't do. you break your own car and go to Police and say"my enemy did that". if you do this more than ten times police wil put your enemy on BLACK list. Do you people got this matter. This is what SLG did to LTTE.
    mistake of LTTE is not deneing the False accusings of SL.
    This is what Israel doing with Palsetinians.

    Shelter (Roshan)
    do not try to fool the innocent Thamil people. I am living among Sinhalees as a Sinhalees.
    Malli, Oyalage boru thakadikame mang dhenegena godak kal.Oye ama paani amare paani dhaanna adhande epa.

  61. Stop The Ehtnic Cleansing of Terrorist SLG.
    I give you a different prove for this. Thamils from North and East are similiar with Kotahena. so, i start there, so that you people can understand this matter much better.
    99% of inhabittance of this area are Thamilans and they belongs to Catholic religion. you have some Christian Schools there. manily St'Benedict's College, St'Lucias College (School), Goodshepeard Convent. i you look in to these School System. They have only ONE THAMIL CLASS and the rest Three Classes are Sinhala medium. (ex: grade 9A is Thamil Class and grade 9B,C,D are Sinhala)
    so, Thamils who lives in this area have no choice for Thamil schools. They start to send their Children to Sinhala medium classes and these children learn only Sinhala History and not the Thamil. This is not only in Kotahena but also in other Thamil area also is the same thing.specially in Upcountry area SLG started this SYSTAMATICALY ETHNIC CLEANSING SYSTEM.

    This is what hey did in Chilaw, Puthalam and Negombo area. the result is my Thamil Parents got their education in Sinhala and i got my education in Sinhala. there are very few Thamil Schools and it is not enough for all Thamil Children. so we left with NO CHOICE and Forced to send our Children to Sinhala Schools. Mainly We Christians have name like Layola, Fernandez, Silva, Fonseka, Costa and etc. very easily become Sinhalees than Hidu Thamils. This is very TRICKY of SLG.
    Who is mastermind behind this scence? Bhudist Bhikku's.
    This is what they are going to do in Vanni.
    Pls check IMAGES of Rodya in google or yahoo and also check Rodiya in Wikipedia. This Thamils are already became Sinhala. Half of Kara and Para Thamils are already made became Sinhalees.

    Thamils from North and East! You people must OPEN your MOUTH till you heard by Internatioal Community. ortherwise in 40 upto 50 years of time you people wil become Sinhalees.

    Sex Slaves Islands in SL for SL Army?
    Kyts and Poonagari. if you don't belive it go check by your self. disapeard beautiful Thamil girls can be found here these two Islands and also in Dehiwala Hotels.

    Somebody must come forward and help this POOR Innocant Thamils.

  62. Should any blog have a person who accuses other bloggers of “terror” & “treason” ?

    Both “terror” & “treason” are completely subjective terms which can be twisted around to mean anything the user wants it to.

    The other things this blogger says, the resort to low insults, you won’t see on any other issue on this site, even the most explosive or highly contentious questions, not at that level.

    Fellow bloggers, i have decided i may not respond to anything said by an individual who uses terms & language like these .

    i will continue to hear & respond to all you other writers.

    Our concerns are about the people in the camps of concentration — we owe it to them not to debase this site to low levels.

    Only danger that harms the people can concern us now.

    Thank you all, & i wish you all good thoughts, clear thoughts.

  63. Booo !!

    The only harm you do to these innocent people are trying to keep them in their camps for a longer period of time. This would be to satisfy your own agenda and not the innocent people who are kept inside the camps for their own good.

    Terror and treason are definitely subjective terms and are subject to people who create terror and treason. Defining of Terror and treason – well – look in the dictionary !

  64. The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Where is Piribaharan who killed more than 70,000 Tamils listed in it??

    Vanni is a World Class Liar !! Hon. Gotabaya never mentioned anything like what you have mentioned anywhere – if so he would have started by killing his own relations who are Tamils. Vanni – You are a sorry soul and a liar. You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people and are anyway considered biased or if not you will get bombarded with messages saying that you are a liar.

    This guy Alfonso is a JOKE !! LOL

    The whole of Sri Lanka knew that Jeyraj F was Tamil – at least any donkey who knows to identify names would have known after reading the name. If you didn't know that you are a joke and worse than a donkey. And also LOL at your other comments about the government killing some of our most important people… BTW, you can call me any name you Joker !!

    In addition, you are bringing cast and trying to divide Tamils too by saying that Jeyraj is from a different cast – don't tell me that he is from a low cast and he should have been killed… Joker !! You say these things as if you know everything and you have been a government agent to know everything – don't become a Joke – pani danne nehe, umba Pani Beraganna Hadanne.. U R a LTTE supporter and a traitor – I don't think you have any links to Singhalees. You are again Joking. You think the people living in the world are fools or have come to a circus to see Jokers like you ??

    Tamil students have many Tamil Only schools to go to. St. benedic, Good Shepard & Lucia has been there from the time of English for almost 100 years – how can U call it as being racial ? U R again a Joker… There probably are no Tamil teachers to open new classes in Tamil medium.

    I believe that you are one guy who has gone mad after the defeat of terrorism. You are bitter that you lost. Hondama Wede, ke gahanne nethuwa, Gedara Gihilla Athe Parak gahala Nida Ganin… !

  65. Def.Sec.Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE/DEATH ZONE. Helpless tamils were dying on the beach. Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allowed to die without treatment. Their military vehicles were running over tamil children, women…

  66. Ha Rosha (Shelter), in Thamil we say "vaai pechu poi micham".
    Look upon all the proves been posted by Thamilans on Net. Thamils are not Bla Bla but they come up with evidance. why should i Lie? as i told, I have never seen a Tail of Tiger and you are accusing me as a Terrorist and Traitor.
    very funny man. if u r accusing me for Terrorisem, u must come up with evidance.
    u can't just say he is terrorist and bla bla bla.
    I am telling that SLG is a Terrorist Govermant and i have enough proves to show the TERROR OF SRILANKA.

    I know a Thamil boy and his Mom was raped infront of him. This boy can come and say what happend to his Mother. Is it not a part terrorisem? more than that, Heartless animal like u trying to coverup SLG. That is more horrible man. Vanni was right about you. you have multiple names and charaters to disorder the peace. Sometimes you sounds like Gottabaya and somtimes Dallas Alagaperuma etc.
    ofcource, you must do your best orthewise no more free INTERNET for you from SLG. Hahahaha.
    Ha Malli Rosha(Shelter) here comes the devil out of you. the last words wich written in Sinhala from Roshan (Shelter)
    follows in Thamil like this.
    LTTE tholvi adainthathu nalla velai , Koochal podamal, Veetu ku sentru Kaiyle adithu Nithirai kol.
    Vanni wil u translate that in English.

    Keri Vesige Putha Roshan! Tho matte athe Ghande kiyanne? vareng evilla mage kattate Ganing Ponnaya.
    Pale pale hutho yande. Liberty Ghihing puke dheepang. puke mavi baale palayang.

    I think that, Shelter (Roshan) is fathered by a Bhudist Bhiku like many Sinhalees are. Bhiku born Small boys taken in to Bhudist Tample and raised by Bhiku's as Bhikus.This is a public secret in SL.

    Roshan (Shelter)
    Don't cry baby. I love u da. by the way have you been to Vanni meet ThamilSelvan's wife. Ado., Umbe Genu Horek (Adei, nee oru Pombula kallan)

    You, angry with me cauze i reveald your TRUE FACE.
    colletcting points from us (Thamils) on net and writing BIG ARTICALS in Defece.lk. ha ha ha ha ha
    I know the Sinhala mind. before i call u JOKER u call me Joker ha. before i call u Terrorist u me Terrorit ha.you can't do the GAME wich u did with innocant LTTE with me.

    Thamils have no CASTE system. we Thamils have TRIBES. In Isreal you have 12 Tribes.like that we have Tribes system among us.but we are all Thamils.
    English-Tribes
    Thamil- Kothiram
    Sinhala- Gothira

    Foolish Thamils only talk about Castes. any Christian Thamils can undertand this matter.
    ex:-
    Name Tribes
    Levitus – Priest
    Jews – Jesus was born in to this Tribe

    I can go further with all info's. like this Thamils we have Tribes among us But we are all Thamils. Same as Isrealits. only Sinhalees have Caste sytem.

    Thamils must understand that we don't have caste sysytem. ONLY FOOLISH THAMILS TALKS ABOOUT CASTE.

    Shelter (Roshan) you are a good story teller. as i told before. YOU WILL TELL STORY TO A WOMEN AND ALSO THE BABY IN HER WHOM

  67. Ane Modayo Alfonso.

    Umba Mata Wesige Putha Kiyanne – Umbe Ammata Kawuru Hari Kelapu Nisada ??

    U R A traitor and a Terrorist because you have the same Ideas as them. tell me if not – You def do…

    U seem to know a lot of things but the issue is only you know of these things and no other knows about them. I know of Many Sinhala mothers who were raped and killed by Tamil terrors. I know of mothers who's unborn children in the womb was killed by cutting through with a sward by the same people you worship… Ethakota Kawuda Ponnaya ?? Umba thamai wena rataka hangila inna ponnaya – if not – come down to Sri lanka and speak openly like some of the TNA MP's do.. We don't kill them but try to make them realise what our mission is. Our mission is to create peace among all communities and it's Ponnaya's like you who do not allow such thing to happen – but luckily you idiots are no longer here.. You guys are liars.. at least I am a story teller and I tell true stories. Of course you have a cast system and Jaffna tamils are suppose to be of the high class – if you say that you are not from Jaffna – then you are low cast – it is the Jaffna people who say this – not me.. I don't usually care for those things – I brought it up only because you mentioned it.

    Mata Thamilselvange wife epa – mata honda genu lankawe ona tharam innawa – umbe katata ganne nehe, umbata puke arinneth nehe – mokada dannawada, umba puka hodanne nehe… !!

  68. Hi Rosha! if i am a person who talks about low castes i wouln't say that i am Karawa Thamilan??
    Karawa – Kouravar – Fishery Thamil Tribes
    Partahavar – Parava- Fishery Thamil Tribes (visit Bharathavar Sangam in Ginthupitya)
    Vellalan – Farming Thamil Tribes

    but we are all equal and above that we are all Thamilans.

    take good example of Isreals Tribes.
    Some educated Thamil must come forward to write abut our Tribes as Isreals have. Foolish Thamils only write and talk about castes. it is acctualy mis interpretaerd among us

  69. ha ha ha ha ha LOL.
    Rosi mage Rosi, api banthimu kasade bandhina Colomo Ma kacheri?

    Gall face geniyannam
    Kollo kello pennan nam
    meke dekela api komade soeren dhakinne

  70. Galak uda malak thiyala
    gala mala kiyapang
    umbalawage PONNAYANDE Genu Dhenna nehe

  71. There is no doubt Sri lankan regime is anti Tamil , they just want Tamil to become less than a minority in Sri lanka.
    Tamil DIPs are held like prisoners without any freedom. No one can tell what is happening to them. Even politicians have no access. War zone still have no access to UN , even not for clearing mines- there is simply no accountablity for what is happening to tamils there : SLA is clearly destroying all evidence of war crimes. Countries like India , China should be blamed for allowing a failed poor state like Sri lanka to commit Crimes in day light in total impunity.

    What Obama is doing , waiting for another PIrabaharan to come again?

    As there is no more LTTE , people who support this kind of crimes happening to IDP who suffered the worst in Vanni , have blood on their hands.

    Someone in this forum said :"Do U know that these conditions [in camps] are much better than what the Katrina Victims in the USA got ?"
    This person do not know what we are talking about. Katrina victims asked help to the state. Tamil in those camps did not ask help to anyone , they were just slautered ,chased,captured and held there against their will and are being abused and killed.

    Some people ask if US can kill in Iraq and Afghanistan , why not Sri lanka? = If that is true US is doing this in a foreign country : But the Sri lankan regime is the only one to use aerial-cluster-chemical bombs , rapes , murders , abduction, food-medicine as war weapons , suppression on media , of witness , of evidence , intimidations , starvation of its "OWN" people ! Which country in the world did this kind of crimes against its own people? This simple means Tamils are not seen equally to Singhalese and that a separate state is the only solution!

    People who still support this regime are simply racist and just want end of Tamils in Sri lanka. If the world do to take concrete step to stop this terror state from its crimes, No one can blame Tamils if they have to fight again for their existence in their homeland.

  72. Hi Shelter (Roshan),
    -Who killed the Jeyaraj Fernandopulle?
    Gottabaya Rajapakse
    - Do you know y?
    Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was the 2nd man in the SL politics. after Mahinda Rajapakse he would be the one who can run the Country. Gottabaya has seen this matter as a thretend to his position. so, Gottabaya orderd to kill Jeyaraj Fernandopulle.
    -Who is Jeyaraj Fernandopulle?
    Most of Thamils don’t know that Fernandopulle is a Thamilan. This man is Paravar (Parava) Thamilan. became Sinhalees. same like me. I am a Kauravar (Karava) Thamilan who made to become Sinhalees by Rasist Bhudist Govermant. Only SLG knows that this Fernandopulle i a Thamilan and they killed him.
    - Who Killed Laxman Kadirkamar?
    SLG
    - Who killed Lasanntha Wikremasinghe?
    SLG
    -Who killed Janaka Perera?
    Gottabaya Rajapakse

    SL Govermant killed many leadre and put boms in the buses in Colombo and put the BLAME on LTTE.

    Indian Raw was behind all of this nasty things. to Baned a Organaisation you must have enough evidance. so, Indian Raw advicied SL to do such a Terror things and put the BLAME on LTTE. This was the TRIC of Raw and they sucseeded in doing that.
    it is very simple to understand this matter. even in ur personal life, when we have problem with somebody, you go to Police an complain about the things wich our enemy didn’t do. you break your own car and go to Police and say”my enemy did that”. if you do this more than ten times police wil put your enemy on BLACK list. Do you people got this matter. This is what SLG did to LTTE.
    mistake of LTTE is not deneing the False accusings of SL.
    This is what Israel doing with Palsetinians.

    Shelter (Roshan)
    do not try to fool the innocent Thamil people. I am living among Sinhalees as a Sinhalees.
    Malli, Oyalage boru thakadikame mang dhenegena godak kal.Oye ama paani amare paani dhaanna adhande epa.

  73. Stop The Ehtnic Cleansing of Terrorist SLG.
    I give you a different prove for this. Thamils from North and East are similiar with Kotahena. so, i start there, so that you people can understand this matter much better.
    99% of inhabittance of this area are Thamilans and they belongs to Catholic religion. you have some Christian Schools there. manily St’Benedict’s College, St’Lucias College (School), Goodshepeard Convent. i you look in to these School System. They have only ONE THAMIL CLASS and the rest Three Classes are Sinhala medium. (ex: grade 9A is Thamil Class and grade 9B,C,D are Sinhala)
    so, Thamils who lives in this area have no choice for Thamil schools. They start to send their Children to Sinhala medium classes and these children learn only Sinhala History and not the Thamil. This is not only in Kotahena but also in other Thamil area also is the same thing.specially in Upcountry area SLG started this SYSTAMATICALY ETHNIC CLEANSING SYSTEM.

    This is what hey did in Chilaw, Puthalam and Negombo area. the result is my Thamil Parents got their education in Sinhala and i got my education in Sinhala. there are very few Thamil Schools and it is not enough for all Thamil Children. so we left with NO CHOICE and Forced to send our Children to Sinhala Schools. Mainly We Christians have name like Layola, Fernandez, Silva, Fonseka, Costa and etc. very easily become Sinhalees than Hidu Thamils. This is very TRICKY of SLG.
    Who is mastermind behind this scence? Bhudist Bhikku’s.
    This is what they are going to do in Vanni.
    Pls check IMAGES of Rodya in google or yahoo and also check Rodiya in Wikipedia. This Thamils are already became Sinhala. Half of Kara and Para Thamils are already made became Sinhalees.

    Thamils from North and East! You people must OPEN your MOUTH till you heard by Internatioal Community. ortherwise in 40 upto 50 years of time you people wil become Sinhalees.

    Sex Slaves Islands in SL for SL Army?
    Kyts and Poonagari. if you don’t belive it go check by your self. disapeard beautiful Thamil girls can be found here these two Islands and also in Dehiwala Hotels.

    Somebody must come forward and help this POOR Innocant Thamils.

  74. Why is the world silent on this ?

    Have we reached the end of the world civilisation, is this the sympton of the end of humanity, where are the popes ? where is the UN ? where are the so called intellectuals ? where is the Queen ? where is the US president ?
    where is the pope ?

    Have we all lost it ?

    I think the end of the world is here.

    The world community is behaving like, zombies not bothered about, and being indifferent to and accepting death and destruction in Srilanka and the world over.

    A few fools cannot ruin the lives of millions, and thats exactly whats heppening in the world today.

    I wish a giant asteroid smashes planet earth, and we begin all over again from the sea.

    We dont deserve this earth, we dont deserve this life, as we dont care.

  75. The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Where is Piribaharan who killed more than 70,000 Tamils listed in it??

    Vanni is a World Class Liar !! Hon. Gotabaya never mentioned anything like what you have mentioned anywhere – if so he would have started by killing his own relations who are Tamils. Vanni – You are a sorry soul and a liar. You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people and are anyway considered biased or if not you will get bombarded with messages saying that you are a liar.

    This guy Alfonso is a JOKE !! LOL

    The whole of Sri Lanka knew that Jeyraj F was Tamil – at least any donkey who knows to identify names would have known after reading the name. If you didn’t know that you are a joke and worse than a donkey. And also LOL at your other comments about the government killing some of our most important people… BTW, you can call me any name you Joker !!

    In addition, you are bringing cast and trying to divide Tamils too by saying that Jeyraj is from a different cast – don’t tell me that he is from a low cast and he should have been killed… Joker !! You say these things as if you know everything and you have been a government agent to know everything – don’t become a Joke – pani danne nehe, umba Pani Beraganna Hadanne.. U R a LTTE supporter and a traitor – I don’t think you have any links to Singhalees. You are again Joking. You think the people living in the world are fools or have come to a circus to see Jokers like you ??

    Tamil students have many Tamil Only schools to go to. St. benedic, Good Shepard & Lucia has been there from the time of English for almost 100 years – how can U call it as being racial ? U R again a Joker… There probably are no Tamil teachers to open new classes in Tamil medium.

    I believe that you are one guy who has gone mad after the defeat of terrorism. You are bitter that you lost. Hondama Wede, ke gahanne nethuwa, Gedara Gihilla Athe Parak gahala Nida Ganin… !

  76. China Crosses the Rubicon http://www.kosovotimes.net/project-syndicate/570-
    Without that Chinese backing, Rajapaska’s government would have had neither the wherewithal nor the will to ignore world opinion in its offensive against the Tigers. So, not only has China become central to every aspect of the
    global financial and economic system, it has now demonstrated its strategic effectiveness in a region traditionally outside its orbit. On Sri Lanka’s beachfront battlefields, China’s “peaceful rise” was completed.

  77. Ha Rosha (Shelter), in Thamil we say “vaai pechu poi micham”.
    Look upon all the proves been posted by Thamilans on Net. Thamils are not Bla Bla but they come up with evidance. why should i Lie? as i told, I have never seen a Tail of Tiger and you are accusing me as a Terrorist and Traitor.
    very funny man. if u r accusing me for Terrorisem, u must come up with evidance.
    u can’t just say he is terrorist and bla bla bla.
    I am telling that SLG is a Terrorist Govermant and i have enough proves to show the TERROR OF SRILANKA.

    I know a Thamil boy and his Mom was raped infront of him. This boy can come and say what happend to his Mother. Is it not a part terrorisem? more than that, Heartless animal like u trying to coverup SLG. That is more horrible man. Vanni was right about you. you have multiple names and charaters to disorder the peace. Sometimes you sounds like Gottabaya and somtimes Dallas Alagaperuma etc.
    ofcource, you must do your best orthewise no more free INTERNET for you from SLG. Hahahaha.
    Ha Malli Rosha(Shelter) here comes the devil out of you. the last words wich written in Sinhala from Roshan (Shelter)
    follows in Thamil like this.
    LTTE tholvi adainthathu nalla velai , Koochal podamal, Veetu ku sentru Kaiyle adithu Nithirai kol.
    Vanni wil u translate that in English.

    Keri Vesige Putha Roshan! Tho matte athe Ghande kiyanne? vareng evilla mage kattate Ganing Ponnaya.
    Pale pale hutho yande. Liberty Ghihing puke dheepang. puke mavi baale palayang.

    I think that, Shelter (Roshan) is fathered by a Bhudist Bhiku like many Sinhalees are. Bhiku born Small boys taken in to Bhudist Tample and raised by Bhiku’s as Bhikus.This is a public secret in SL.

    Roshan (Shelter)
    Don’t cry baby. I love u da. by the way have you been to Vanni meet ThamilSelvan’s wife. Ado., Umbe Genu Horek (Adei, nee oru Pombula kallan)

    You, angry with me cauze i reveald your TRUE FACE.
    colletcting points from us (Thamils) on net and writing BIG ARTICALS in Defece.lk. ha ha ha ha ha
    I know the Sinhala mind. before i call u JOKER u call me Joker ha. before i call u Terrorist u me Terrorit ha.you can’t do the GAME wich u did with innocant LTTE with me.

    Thamils have no CASTE system. we Thamils have TRIBES. In Isreal you have 12 Tribes.like that we have Tribes system among us.but we are all Thamils.
    English-Tribes
    Thamil- Kothiram
    Sinhala- Gothira

    Foolish Thamils only talk about Castes. any Christian Thamils can undertand this matter.
    ex:-
    Name Tribes
    Levitus – Priest
    Jews – Jesus was born in to this Tribe

    I can go further with all info’s. like this Thamils we have Tribes among us But we are all Thamils. Same as Isrealits. only Sinhalees have Caste sytem.

    Thamils must understand that we don’t have caste sysytem. ONLY FOOLISH THAMILS TALKS ABOOUT CASTE.

    Shelter (Roshan) you are a good story teller. as i told before. YOU WILL TELL STORY TO A WOMEN AND ALSO THE BABY IN HER WHOM

  78. Ane Modayo Alfonso.

    Umba Mata Wesige Putha Kiyanne – Umbe Ammata Kawuru Hari Kelapu Nisada ??

    U R A traitor and a Terrorist because you have the same Ideas as them. tell me if not – You def do…

    U seem to know a lot of things but the issue is only you know of these things and no other knows about them. I know of Many Sinhala mothers who were raped and killed by Tamil terrors. I know of mothers who’s unborn children in the womb was killed by cutting through with a sward by the same people you worship… Ethakota Kawuda Ponnaya ?? Umba thamai wena rataka hangila inna ponnaya – if not – come down to Sri lanka and speak openly like some of the TNA MP’s do.. We don’t kill them but try to make them realise what our mission is. Our mission is to create peace among all communities and it’s Ponnaya’s like you who do not allow such thing to happen – but luckily you idiots are no longer here.. You guys are liars.. at least I am a story teller and I tell true stories. Of course you have a cast system and Jaffna tamils are suppose to be of the high class – if you say that you are not from Jaffna – then you are low cast – it is the Jaffna people who say this – not me.. I don’t usually care for those things – I brought it up only because you mentioned it.

    Mata Thamilselvange wife epa – mata honda genu lankawe ona tharam innawa – umbe katata ganne nehe, umbata puke arinneth nehe – mokada dannawada, umba puka hodanne nehe… !!

  79. Hi Rosha! if i am a person who talks about low castes i wouln’t say that i am Karawa Thamilan??
    Karawa – Kouravar – Fishery Thamil Tribes
    Partahavar – Parava- Fishery Thamil Tribes (visit Bharathavar Sangam in Ginthupitya)
    Vellalan – Farming Thamil Tribes

    but we are all equal and above that we are all Thamilans.

    take good example of Isreals Tribes.
    Some educated Thamil must come forward to write abut our Tribes as Isreals have. Foolish Thamils only write and talk about castes. it is acctualy mis interpretaerd among us

  80. ha ha ha ha ha LOL.
    Rosi mage Rosi, api banthimu kasade bandhina Colomo Ma kacheri?

    Gall face geniyannam
    Kollo kello pennan nam
    meke dekela api komade soeren dhakinne

  81. Galak uda malak thiyala
    gala mala kiyapang
    umbalawage PONNAYANDE Genu Dhenna nehe

  82. China Crosses the Rubicon http://www.kosovotimes.net/project-syndicate/570-
    Without that Chinese backing, Rajapaska’s government would have had neither the wherewithal nor the will to ignore world opinion in its offensive against the Tigers. So, not only has China become central to every aspect of the
    global financial and economic system, it has now demonstrated its strategic effectiveness in a region traditionally outside its orbit. On Sri Lanka’s beachfront battlefields, China’s “peaceful rise” was completed.

  83. China Crosses the Rubicon http://www.kosovotimes.net/project-syndicate/570-
    Without that Chinese backing, Rajapaska’s government would have had neither the wherewithal nor the will to ignore world opinion in its offensive against the Tigers. So, not only has China become central to every aspect of the
    global financial and economic system, it has now demonstrated its strategic effectiveness in a region traditionally outside its orbit. On Sri Lanka’s beachfront battlefields, China’s “peaceful rise” was completed.

  84. There is no doubt Sri lankan regime is anti Tamil , they just want Tamil to become less than a minority in Sri lanka.
    Tamil DIPs are held like prisoners without any freedom. No one can tell what is happening to them. Even politicians have no access. War zone still have no access to UN , even not for clearing mines- there is simply no accountablity for what is happening to tamils there : SLA is clearly destroying all evidence of war crimes. Countries like India , China should be blamed for allowing a failed poor state like Sri lanka to commit Crimes in day light in total impunity.

    What Obama is doing , waiting for another PIrabaharan to come again?

    As there is no more LTTE , people who support this kind of crimes happening to IDP who suffered the worst in Vanni , have blood on their hands.

    Someone in this forum said :”Do U know that these conditions [in camps] are much better than what the Katrina Victims in the USA got ?”
    This person do not know what we are talking about. Katrina victims asked help to the state. Tamil in those camps did not ask help to anyone , they were just slautered ,chased,captured and held there against their will and are being abused and killed.

    Some people ask if US can kill in Iraq and Afghanistan , why not Sri lanka? = If that is true US is doing this in a foreign country : But the Sri lankan regime is the only one to use aerial-cluster-chemical bombs , rapes , murders , abduction, food-medicine as war weapons , suppression on media , of witness , of evidence , intimidations , starvation of its “OWN” people ! Which country in the world did this kind of crimes against its own people? This simple means Tamils are not seen equally to Singhalese and that a separate state is the only solution!

    People who still support this regime are simply racist and just want end of Tamils in Sri lanka. If the world do to take concrete step to stop this terror state from its crimes, No one can blame Tamils if they have to fight again for their existence in their homeland.

  85. The Sri Lankan government and its legal profession must do more to strengthen the rule of law, according to a panel of international lawyers. After a fact finding mission earlier this year, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed serious concern over the threats to the justice system, legal profession and the state of media in Sri Lanka. It concluded that "attacks against human rights lawyers form part of a pattern of intimidation routinely directed against members of civil society, NGOs and journalists who are perceived to be critical of the government or its policies".
    Lawyers put Sri Lanka in the dock http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8124633.stm

  86. Why is the world silent on this ?

    Have we reached the end of the world civilisation, is this the sympton of the end of humanity, where are the popes ? where is the UN ? where are the so called intellectuals ? where is the Queen ? where is the US president ?
    where is the pope ?

    Have we all lost it ?

    I think the end of the world is here.

    The world community is behaving like, zombies not bothered about, and being indifferent to and accepting death and destruction in Srilanka and the world over.

    A few fools cannot ruin the lives of millions, and thats exactly whats heppening in the world today.

    I wish a giant asteroid smashes planet earth, and we begin all over again from the sea.

    We dont deserve this earth, we dont deserve this life, as we dont care.

  87. The Sri Lankan government and its legal profession must do more to strengthen the rule of law, according to a panel of international lawyers. After a fact finding mission earlier this year, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed serious concern over the threats to the justice system, legal profession and the state of media in Sri Lanka. It concluded that "attacks against human rights lawyers form part of a pattern of intimidation routinely directed against members of civil society, NGOs and journalists who are perceived to be critical of the government or its policies".
    Lawyers put Sri Lanka in the dock http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8124633.stm

  88. The Sri Lankan government and its legal profession must do more to strengthen the rule of law, according to a panel of international lawyers. After a fact finding mission earlier this year, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed serious concern over the threats to the justice system, legal profession and the state of media in Sri Lanka. It concluded that "attacks against human rights lawyers form part of a pattern of intimidation routinely directed against members of civil society, NGOs and journalists who are perceived to be critical of the government or its policies".
    Lawyers put Sri Lanka in the dock http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8124633.stm

  89. China Crosses the Rubicon
    http://www.kosovotimes.net/project-syndicate/570-china-crosses-the-rubicon.html
    Without that Chinese backing, Rajapaska’s government would have had neither the wherewithal nor the will to ignore world opinion in its offensive against the Tigers. So, not only has China become central to every aspect of the
    global financial and economic system, it has now demonstrated its strategic effectiveness in a region traditionally outside its orbit. On Sri Lanka’s beachfront battlefields, China’s “peaceful rise” was completed.

  90. The Sri Lankan government and its legal profession must do more to strengthen the rule of law, according to a panel of international lawyers. After a fact finding mission earlier this year, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expressed serious concern over the threats to the justice system, legal profession and the state of media in Sri Lanka. It concluded that “attacks against human rights lawyers form part of a pattern of intimidation routinely directed against members of civil society, NGOs and journalists who are perceived to be critical of the government or its policies”.
    Lawyers put Sri Lanka in the dock
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8124633.stm

  91. Rosha-Shelter say, The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Over 70,000 Tamils blood is not enough for you. What about the hitler site?
    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa
    said again, "You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people", your motive to hide the truth, that is why you say, "luckily these sites are not viewed by much people"
    By killing over 70,000 civilians within three month, your government shake over 7,000,000 Tamils around the worled

  92. Rosha-Shelter
    I don't know whether you forget about your other babaric leaders statements, How sri lankan leaders think about Tamils in sri lanka

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”
    sorted by Tamil

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    NEW
    Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona: ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009)

  93. Rosha-Shelter say, The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Over 70,000 Tamils blood is not enough for you. What about the hitler site?
    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa
    said again, "You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people", your motive to hide the truth, that is why you say, "luckily these sites are not viewed by much people"
    By killing over 70,000 civilians within three month, your government shake over 7,000,000 Tamils around the worled

  94. Rosha-Shelter say, The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Over 70,000 Tamils blood is not enough for you. What about the hitler site?
    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa
    said again, "You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people", your motive to hide the truth, that is why you say, "luckily these sites are not viewed by much people"
    By killing over 70,000 civilians within three month, your government shake over 7,000,000 Tamils around the worled

  95. Rosha-Shelter
    I don’t know whether you forget about your other babaric leaders statements, How sri lankan leaders think about Tamils in sri lanka

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”
    sorted by Tamil

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    NEW
    Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona: ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009)

  96. Rosha-Shelter say, The War criminals Site is a Joke !! Over 70,000 Tamils blood is not enough for you. What about the hitler site?
    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka
    http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLanka-tt22987941.html
    said again, “You have a different motive to write in these sites – luckily these sites are not viewed by much people”, your motive to hide the truth, that is why you say, “luckily these sites are not viewed by much people”
    By killing over 70,000 civilians within three month, your government shake over 7,000,000 Tamils around the worled

  97. Pls my fellow Thamils! keep on put your comments and proves about ETHNIC CLEANSING done by SLG.
    By doing this we (Thamilians) help the world community to understand our problem more clear.
    Pls pass on this side to all of your friends and so that they can also read and get VALUABLE Thoughts,Ideas and Comments wich you post here. ofcourse we help Amnesty to get more clear picture about us. Only SLG is giving details about us (Thamilians). and LTTE details were seen as false info's. so we Thamils have duty to show to the world what is happening to our people in Terrorist Sri Lanka.
    If possible, why not send all the proves to all the Foriegn Ministers of the world.
    We are in problem. so, we have to SHOUT to the world, so that they can here us. Think about what i said. I think people like Vanni can do this. If i have all evidance in my hand for sure i will post them to all the Govermants of the world.
    SOMBODY MUST OPEN THEIR EYS. AND WE THAMILS MUST MAKE SURE THAT WE OPEN THE EYES OF THEM.

  98. Pls my fellow Thamils! keep on put your comments and proves about ETHNIC CLEANSING done by SLG.
    By doing this we (Thamilians) help the world community to understand our problem more clear.
    Pls pass on this side to all of your friends and so that they can also read and get VALUABLE Thoughts,Ideas and Comments wich you post here. ofcourse we help Amnesty to get more clear picture about us. Only SLG is giving details about us (Thamilians). and LTTE details were seen as false info’s. so we Thamils have duty to show to the world what is happening to our people in Terrorist Sri Lanka.
    If possible, why not send all the proves to all the Foriegn Ministers of the world.
    We are in problem. so, we have to SHOUT to the world, so that they can here us. Think about what i said. I think people like Vanni can do this. If i have all evidance in my hand for sure i will post them to all the Govermants of the world.
    SOMBODY MUST OPEN THEIR EYS. AND WE THAMILS MUST MAKE SURE THAT WE OPEN THE EYES OF THEM.

  99. "Justice fails in the state of Srilanka"
    "War has turned this country into a Deep tunnel of bloodshed".
    Even the governing authority did not know human values and engages in shedding the Tamils who have a predominant family structure as well as a long history in the state. The Tamils who have a peaceful livleyhood in the North East of this island have been voluntarily called upon to face death by the ugly hands of the Sinhala government ..
    Some did nott know what is prevailing in the state, and some did not care about it.. Protesting upon the miscarriage of justice and to seek justice worldwide, this site was been designed to gain support among everyone who seeks peace and solidarity.
    This is from the "thefailedstate" site

  100. My deepest resepcts to Alfonso , Vanni & other brothers who are enlightening us about the true social as well as political situation for Tamils under Sinhalese nationstate imperialism.

    Please never give up.

    We're learning from all of you.

  101. THE SAD PART IS
    India did PR for Rajapaksa govt’
    Express News Service First Published : 05 Jul 2009 03:45:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 05 Jul 2009 08:41:24 AM IST
    CHENNAI: Noted journalist Satya Sivaraman said India became just a public relations manager for the Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa government in their war against the LTTE.
    Delivering a speech at a function on “What next in Sri Lanka”, he said instead of trying for a democratic solution for the ethnic crisis, India was protecting the Lankan government from the international community by whitewashing all the war crimes committed by that country.
    He said India was directly involved in helping the Sri Lankan army along with nations such as Israel, Pakistan, and China. “But the Indian involvement were very secretive and would never come out,” he said.
    The noted political commentator said India was trying to play up the China’s involvement “just to justify their action” in the island nation.
    He said Indian government did not favour a separate Tamil Eelam in that country as “It feared that would have encouraged the sub-national groups demanding separate states in the country”.
    Sivaraman said the political parties which were ruling at the Centre and the State were playing football game in the Sri Lankan ethnic issue, in which “the football was Lankan Tamils”.
    K Balagopal, Human Rights Forum, Hyderabad, said the Rajapaksa government was taking it easy on the rehabilitation of the displaced Tamils. “They are in no hurry for it as they are in a victorious mode.
    And they know well that there is nobody to put pressure on them,” he said.
    Balagopal said there are serious doubts raised by the international community about the resettlement.
    “Nobody is sure that whether they are going to be rehabilitated in their original habitats because most of the areas are given to International firms,” he said.
    He said that the need of the hour was the democratisation of polity and not just the devolution of powers.
    “Steps should be taken to ensure the ethnic communities, Tamils and Muslims, live with dignity, free of fear and with equal rights.”

  102. “Justice fails in the state of Srilanka”
    “War has turned this country into a Deep tunnel of bloodshed”.
    Even the governing authority did not know human values and engages in shedding the Tamils who have a predominant family structure as well as a long history in the state. The Tamils who have a peaceful livleyhood in the North East of this island have been voluntarily called upon to face death by the ugly hands of the Sinhala government ..
    Some did nott know what is prevailing in the state, and some did not care about it.. Protesting upon the miscarriage of justice and to seek justice worldwide, this site was been designed to gain support among everyone who seeks peace and solidarity.
    This is from the “thefailedstate” site

  103. My deepest resepcts to Alfonso , Vanni & other brothers who are enlightening us about the true social as well as political situation for Tamils under Sinhalese nationstate imperialism.

    Please never give up.

    We’re learning from all of you.

  104. THE SAD PART IS
    India did PR for Rajapaksa govt’
    Express News Service First Published : 05 Jul 2009 03:45:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 05 Jul 2009 08:41:24 AM IST
    CHENNAI: Noted journalist Satya Sivaraman said India became just a public relations manager for the Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa government in their war against the LTTE.
    Delivering a speech at a function on “What next in Sri Lanka”, he said instead of trying for a democratic solution for the ethnic crisis, India was protecting the Lankan government from the international community by whitewashing all the war crimes committed by that country.
    He said India was directly involved in helping the Sri Lankan army along with nations such as Israel, Pakistan, and China. “But the Indian involvement were very secretive and would never come out,” he said.
    The noted political commentator said India was trying to play up the China’s involvement “just to justify their action” in the island nation.
    He said Indian government did not favour a separate Tamil Eelam in that country as “It feared that would have encouraged the sub-national groups demanding separate states in the country”.
    Sivaraman said the political parties which were ruling at the Centre and the State were playing football game in the Sri Lankan ethnic issue, in which “the football was Lankan Tamils”.
    K Balagopal, Human Rights Forum, Hyderabad, said the Rajapaksa government was taking it easy on the rehabilitation of the displaced Tamils. “They are in no hurry for it as they are in a victorious mode.
    And they know well that there is nobody to put pressure on them,” he said.
    Balagopal said there are serious doubts raised by the international community about the resettlement.
    “Nobody is sure that whether they are going to be rehabilitated in their original habitats because most of the areas are given to International firms,” he said.
    He said that the need of the hour was the democratisation of polity and not just the devolution of powers.
    “Steps should be taken to ensure the ethnic communities, Tamils and Muslims, live with dignity, free of fear and with equal rights.”

  105. Thanks Vanni & savage. your words encourage me and Others.
    I am moving to a nother house, so i'll be not for while. but i'll be back soon.

  106. Thanks Vanni & savage. your words encourage me and Others.
    I am moving to a nother house, so i’ll be not for while. but i’ll be back soon.

  107. :)

    The biggest question you guys seem to have is that even the western countries now seem to forget the whole saga and move on – but what you failed to realise is the reason for it to happen. Look closer – the reason is that they have realised that the Sri Lankan government is telling the truth…

  108. Mullaiththeevu town declared HSZ: GA http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2
    Over 50,000 tamil civilians are still kept in vadduvagal, mullaitivu. This area also in HSZ. These civilians are not brought to any of the Concentration camps.UN or ICRC have no record on this. only US satalite photos might show. SLA may burie all of them

  109. Mullaiththeevu town declared HSZ: GA http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2
    Over 50,000 tamil civilians are still kept in vadduvagal, mullaitivu. This area also in HSZ. These civilians are not brought to any of the Concentration camps.UN or ICRC have no record on this. only US satalite photos might show. SLA may burie all of them

  110. Mullaiththeevu town declared HSZ: GA http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2
    Over 50,000 tamil civilians are still kept in vadduvagal, mullaitivu. This area also in HSZ. These civilians are not brought to any of the Concentration camps.UN or ICRC have no record on this. only US satalite photos might show. SLA may burie all of them

  111. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090704_02

    Tamil Eelam' was no more a realistic dream possibility but an unrealistic dream, said DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday. He was speaking in a calling to Attention motion in the TN State Assembly by the AIADMK led by Jayalalitha, demanding that the Assembly pass a resolution accusing the Sri Lanka government of war crimes. Instead of seeking Tamil Eelam, the TN Chief Minister advised Sri Lankan Tamils to "Strive to rise politically and win power through democratic means.

    "Indian media reports said Karunanidhi pointed out that hatred or arrogance will only hurt the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. On the situation in Sri Lanka he added:" If we want to play a positive role in protecting Sri Lankan Tamil interests, we should not further provoke the anger of the Sinhalese." Speaking persuasively, Karunanidhi said:" Such issues must be handled carefully. We have a responsibility not to provoke the Sinhalese."

  112. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090703_07

    Through our planning and strategies to defeat the terrorism of the LTTE we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian operations, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to commemorate war heroes who were former students of Ananda Collage, Colombo.

    The President said that when the troops were making their battle plans they also had to make plans in the political view to win the attention and confidence of the public.

    The terrorists had a built a colossal propaganda network throughout the world. At each step we took forward, we knew the terrorists were ready to accuse us for human rights violations. No matter how many air strikes were launched or long range weapons used, we planned all such attacks to ensure that no civilian would get hurt. Hence, this mission was called a humanitarian operation. Through our planning, we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian military operations, the President said

  113. :)

    The biggest question you guys seem to have is that even the western countries now seem to forget the whole saga and move on – but what you failed to realise is the reason for it to happen. Look closer – the reason is that they have realised that the Sri Lankan government is telling the truth…

  114. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090704_02

    Tamil Eelam' was no more a realistic dream possibility but an unrealistic dream, said DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday. He was speaking in a calling to Attention motion in the TN State Assembly by the AIADMK led by Jayalalitha, demanding that the Assembly pass a resolution accusing the Sri Lanka government of war crimes. Instead of seeking Tamil Eelam, the TN Chief Minister advised Sri Lankan Tamils to "Strive to rise politically and win power through democratic means.

    "Indian media reports said Karunanidhi pointed out that hatred or arrogance will only hurt the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. On the situation in Sri Lanka he added:" If we want to play a positive role in protecting Sri Lankan Tamil interests, we should not further provoke the anger of the Sinhalese." Speaking persuasively, Karunanidhi said:" Such issues must be handled carefully. We have a responsibility not to provoke the Sinhalese."

  115. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090704_02

    Tamil Eelam' was no more a realistic dream possibility but an unrealistic dream, said DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday. He was speaking in a calling to Attention motion in the TN State Assembly by the AIADMK led by Jayalalitha, demanding that the Assembly pass a resolution accusing the Sri Lanka government of war crimes. Instead of seeking Tamil Eelam, the TN Chief Minister advised Sri Lankan Tamils to "Strive to rise politically and win power through democratic means.

    "Indian media reports said Karunanidhi pointed out that hatred or arrogance will only hurt the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. On the situation in Sri Lanka he added:" If we want to play a positive role in protecting Sri Lankan Tamil interests, we should not further provoke the anger of the Sinhalese." Speaking persuasively, Karunanidhi said:" Such issues must be handled carefully. We have a responsibility not to provoke the Sinhalese."

  116. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090703_07

    Through our planning and strategies to defeat the terrorism of the LTTE we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian operations, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to commemorate war heroes who were former students of Ananda Collage, Colombo.

    The President said that when the troops were making their battle plans they also had to make plans in the political view to win the attention and confidence of the public.

    The terrorists had a built a colossal propaganda network throughout the world. At each step we took forward, we knew the terrorists were ready to accuse us for human rights violations. No matter how many air strikes were launched or long range weapons used, we planned all such attacks to ensure that no civilian would get hurt. Hence, this mission was called a humanitarian operation. Through our planning, we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian military operations, the President said

  117. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090703_07

    Through our planning and strategies to defeat the terrorism of the LTTE we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian operations, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to commemorate war heroes who were former students of Ananda Collage, Colombo.

    The President said that when the troops were making their battle plans they also had to make plans in the political view to win the attention and confidence of the public.

    The terrorists had a built a colossal propaganda network throughout the world. At each step we took forward, we knew the terrorists were ready to accuse us for human rights violations. No matter how many air strikes were launched or long range weapons used, we planned all such attacks to ensure that no civilian would get hurt. Hence, this mission was called a humanitarian operation. Through our planning, we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian military operations, the President said

  118. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090704_02

    Tamil Eelam’ was no more a realistic dream possibility but an unrealistic dream, said DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday. He was speaking in a calling to Attention motion in the TN State Assembly by the AIADMK led by Jayalalitha, demanding that the Assembly pass a resolution accusing the Sri Lanka government of war crimes. Instead of seeking Tamil Eelam, the TN Chief Minister advised Sri Lankan Tamils to “Strive to rise politically and win power through democratic means.

    “Indian media reports said Karunanidhi pointed out that hatred or arrogance will only hurt the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. On the situation in Sri Lanka he added:” If we want to play a positive role in protecting Sri Lankan Tamil interests, we should not further provoke the anger of the Sinhalese.” Speaking persuasively, Karunanidhi said:” Such issues must be handled carefully. We have a responsibility not to provoke the Sinhalese.”

  119. http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090703_07

    Through our planning and strategies to defeat the terrorism of the LTTE we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian operations, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to commemorate war heroes who were former students of Ananda Collage, Colombo.

    The President said that when the troops were making their battle plans they also had to make plans in the political view to win the attention and confidence of the public.

    The terrorists had a built a colossal propaganda network throughout the world. At each step we took forward, we knew the terrorists were ready to accuse us for human rights violations. No matter how many air strikes were launched or long range weapons used, we planned all such attacks to ensure that no civilian would get hurt. Hence, this mission was called a humanitarian operation. Through our planning, we have now endowed the world with the true art of humanitarian military operations, the President said

  120. This blog is recently being posted to by the supporter of GoSL and its state policy of organised genocide of tamils in the north.

    This is the lowest point in the history of the United Nations.
    India and China are party and co-conspirators to Genocide, by their undeterred support to the government of Srilanka.

    The Rajapakse brothers with Gen.Fonseka will have to answer, maybe not today but in future, for the mass murder of tamils in Srilanka.

    Companies such as google, with their google earth and satellite imagery and video must reveal to the world about mass graves, mass incineration of bodies, and other ghastly acts that would incarcerate the Rajapakse brothers and Gen.Fonseka.
    The US must play an active role in South Asia and round up the usual suspects in Srilanka [Rajapakse brothers and Gen.Fonseka].

    This is worst example of genocide after WWII, the world cannot be indifferent, and allow this crime to be unpunished.

  121. This blog is recently being posted to by the supporter of GoSL and its state policy of organised genocide of tamils in the north.

    This is the lowest point in the history of the United Nations.
    India and China are party and co-conspirators to Genocide, by their undeterred support to the government of Srilanka.

    The Rajapakse brothers with Gen.Fonseka will have to answer, maybe not today but in future, for the mass murder of tamils in Srilanka.

    Companies such as google, with their google earth and satellite imagery and video must reveal to the world about mass graves, mass incineration of bodies, and other ghastly acts that would incarcerate the Rajapakse brothers and Gen.Fonseka.
    The US must play an active role in South Asia and round up the usual suspects in Srilanka [Rajapakse brothers and Gen.Fonseka].

    This is worst example of genocide after WWII, the world cannot be indifferent, and allow this crime to be unpunished.

  122. ""Wanna be Ralph Waldo""

    When you say ""This blog is recently being posted to by the supporter of GoSL and its state policy of organised genocide of tamils in the north"" I guess you were under the impression that this site is made and gift presented to terrorist LTTE supporter groups by a deed for the purpose of their false propaganda than a democratically elected government !! The very reason you would call the government of H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse's government is on a mission to wipe out the Tamils from Sri Lanka.

    At least now when a ruthless terrorist organization has been defeated, those who are left over with their tails inside their rectums seem to find means and ways for cheap publicity. In an era where the former supporters of the concept of Elam are endorsing peace and negating the concept of Elam itself, it is pathetic how you people try so hard to mislead those who are not in constant touch with the day to day happenings in Sri Lanka.

    I am sure that the government of Sri Lanka would love it too – the idea of ""Unedited"" Maps being displayed, so that the world would know the reality of the hard fought battle with a terror group to liberate innocent people who had suffered for 1/4 century with the menace of Terrorist LTTE.

    12% of the Sri Lankan Population is Tamil. 53% of them are currently living in Colombo / Western Province in harmony with the other races. another 2.5% are living in other parts of the Island (mainly in Uva Province) in harmony with other races. Leaving the rest to live in North and East – East is liberated and they are living in peace. None of these people are being killed for nothing nor have been asked to leave the country. they are a part of the civilization and they are living in peace with all. So, what will make anyone think that those who were liberated from a group who killed more than 70,000 Tamils, would be killed ?? ""Mr. Wanna Be Waldo"" R U trying to give a new meaning to the word Genocide or is it that your knowledge of English is really bad ?? You can get help by reading this book called the dictionary – it explains the meanings of words !!

  123. Relief material from MV Ali on way to Lanka

    The 62-day saga of mercy mission ship MV Captain Ali came to an end as the cargo on board the ship was shifted to another ship, Cape Colorado, which set sail to Colombo from India on Tuesday.

    "MV Ali, which set sail to Kolkata on Sunday, has been sold. The cargo was transferred to another European vessel, Cape Colorado, which will arrive in Colombo on Wednesday night,'' said Agni Subramaniam of Manitham, a Chennai-based human rights organisation that took up the case of MV Ali.

    MV Ali had brought 884 tonnes of relief material, including medicines, collected from all over Europe, for Sri Lankan Tamils. It set sail from the UK in April and was escorted out of Sri Lankan waters by the Lankan navy on June 9 when it tried to enter the Colombo port. The ship was anchored in the international waters near the Chennai port for a few days.

    Last Thursday it was allowed to dock at Chennai port after which the cargo was transferred to 27 containers and loaded into Cape Colorado on Friday. The two passengers in the ship, Kristjan Gu?mundsson of Iceland and Uthayanan Thavarajasingam of the UK, who were stranded after immigration officials here initially refused to give them transit visas to enable them to take flights to their home countries were granted transit visas on Sunday.

    After customs clearance, the relief material was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) which sent it to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) for distribution to more than 3,00,000 Tamils in refugee camps in the north of the Island. (Times of India)

  124. Combing operation on in Tamil Nadu against LTTE

    A massive combing operation was today launched by Tamil Nadu police aided by intelligence and Coast Guard personnel in nearby islands and all the coastal districts of the state to verify whether any LTTE militant had infiltrated into the areas in the aftermath of the outfits defeat in Sri Lanka.

  125. When doing bad things they are Sri Lankan – when good – Eeelam ???

    Two Sri Lankan men in England have been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail over the rape of a 21 year old girl. A final decision on whether they should be returned to their country of origin will be made by the Home Office.

    The 21-year-old victim faced Tharumaseelam Thangavel and Arunan Thanabalasingam in court as she recounted her ordeal at their hands.

    England will soon learn their lesson for safeguarding these LTTE supporters… !

  126. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the LTTE was not just a threat to Sri Lanka but was also a threat to South India noting that the weapons the Tigers had accumulated could not have been just for Sri Lanka.

    In the second part on an interview with the Hindu newspaper in India, which was published yesterday, the President also said that he never underestimated the LTTE.

    “From the beginning I had the feeling that if you gave the forces [the Sri Lankan armed forces] proper instructions and whatever they wanted, our people could defeat them.

    “Because I always had the feeling that what the LTTE were showing was not the reality. But in a way, we were wrong. They had numbers, they had weapons.

    “They would have attacked not just Sri Lanka, they would have attacked South India. The weapons they had accumulated could not have been just for Sri Lanka!

    “The amount of weapons our armed forces discovering is unbelievable. And I knew when our intelligence was saying they have only 15,000 fighters. I knew it was not that number. I was not depending on one source. I knew that the LTTE had more than that.

    “One thing I never did was to underestimate the LTTE,” President Rajapaksa said in the interview.

    The President also said that he felt the LTTE wanted to escape and in the final phase, they were waiting for somebody to come and take them away.

    He also said that The No-Fire Zones were all announced by the armed forces and that the whole thing was planned by the forces to corner the LTTE.

    “I can’t understand why they had to fight a conventional war. Prabhakaran could have gone underground. If I was the leader of the LTTE, I would have gone underground and I would have been in the jungles — fighting a guerrilla fight.

    They couldn’t do that now because we, our Army, mastered the jungles. They were much better than the LTTE in this [mode of warfare].

    Thanks to the Special Forces, the Long-Range Forces, and the small groups, the group of eight. That worked very well. And I salute our forces for their discipline,” he said.

  127. “”Wanna be Ralph Waldo””

    When you say “”This blog is recently being posted to by the supporter of GoSL and its state policy of organised genocide of tamils in the north”” I guess you were under the impression that this site is made and gift presented to terrorist LTTE supporter groups by a deed for the purpose of their false propaganda than a democratically elected government !! The very reason you would call the government of H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse’s government is on a mission to wipe out the Tamils from Sri Lanka.

    At least now when a ruthless terrorist organization has been defeated, those who are left over with their tails inside their rectums seem to find means and ways for cheap publicity. In an era where the former supporters of the concept of Elam are endorsing peace and negating the concept of Elam itself, it is pathetic how you people try so hard to mislead those who are not in constant touch with the day to day happenings in Sri Lanka.

    I am sure that the government of Sri Lanka would love it too – the idea of “”Unedited”” Maps being displayed, so that the world would know the reality of the hard fought battle with a terror group to liberate innocent people who had suffered for 1/4 century with the menace of Terrorist LTTE.

    12% of the Sri Lankan Population is Tamil. 53% of them are currently living in Colombo / Western Province in harmony with the other races. another 2.5% are living in other parts of the Island (mainly in Uva Province) in harmony with other races. Leaving the rest to live in North and East – East is liberated and they are living in peace. None of these people are being killed for nothing nor have been asked to leave the country. they are a part of the civilization and they are living in peace with all. So, what will make anyone think that those who were liberated from a group who killed more than 70,000 Tamils, would be killed ?? “”Mr. Wanna Be Waldo”” R U trying to give a new meaning to the word Genocide or is it that your knowledge of English is really bad ?? You can get help by reading this book called the dictionary – it explains the meanings of words !!

  128. Relief material from MV Ali on way to Lanka

    The 62-day saga of mercy mission ship MV Captain Ali came to an end as the cargo on board the ship was shifted to another ship, Cape Colorado, which set sail to Colombo from India on Tuesday.

    “MV Ali, which set sail to Kolkata on Sunday, has been sold. The cargo was transferred to another European vessel, Cape Colorado, which will arrive in Colombo on Wednesday night,” said Agni Subramaniam of Manitham, a Chennai-based human rights organisation that took up the case of MV Ali.

    MV Ali had brought 884 tonnes of relief material, including medicines, collected from all over Europe, for Sri Lankan Tamils. It set sail from the UK in April and was escorted out of Sri Lankan waters by the Lankan navy on June 9 when it tried to enter the Colombo port. The ship was anchored in the international waters near the Chennai port for a few days.

    Last Thursday it was allowed to dock at Chennai port after which the cargo was transferred to 27 containers and loaded into Cape Colorado on Friday. The two passengers in the ship, Kristjan Gu?mundsson of Iceland and Uthayanan Thavarajasingam of the UK, who were stranded after immigration officials here initially refused to give them transit visas to enable them to take flights to their home countries were granted transit visas on Sunday.

    After customs clearance, the relief material was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) which sent it to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) for distribution to more than 3,00,000 Tamils in refugee camps in the north of the Island. (Times of India)

  129. Combing operation on in Tamil Nadu against LTTE

    A massive combing operation was today launched by Tamil Nadu police aided by intelligence and Coast Guard personnel in nearby islands and all the coastal districts of the state to verify whether any LTTE militant had infiltrated into the areas in the aftermath of the outfits defeat in Sri Lanka.

  130. When doing bad things they are Sri Lankan – when good – Eeelam ???

    Two Sri Lankan men in England have been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail over the rape of a 21 year old girl. A final decision on whether they should be returned to their country of origin will be made by the Home Office.

    The 21-year-old victim faced Tharumaseelam Thangavel and Arunan Thanabalasingam in court as she recounted her ordeal at their hands.

    England will soon learn their lesson for safeguarding these LTTE supporters… !

  131. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the LTTE was not just a threat to Sri Lanka but was also a threat to South India noting that the weapons the Tigers had accumulated could not have been just for Sri Lanka.

    In the second part on an interview with the Hindu newspaper in India, which was published yesterday, the President also said that he never underestimated the LTTE.

    “From the beginning I had the feeling that if you gave the forces [the Sri Lankan armed forces] proper instructions and whatever they wanted, our people could defeat them.

    “Because I always had the feeling that what the LTTE were showing was not the reality. But in a way, we were wrong. They had numbers, they had weapons.

    “They would have attacked not just Sri Lanka, they would have attacked South India. The weapons they had accumulated could not have been just for Sri Lanka!

    “The amount of weapons our armed forces discovering is unbelievable. And I knew when our intelligence was saying they have only 15,000 fighters. I knew it was not that number. I was not depending on one source. I knew that the LTTE had more than that.

    “One thing I never did was to underestimate the LTTE,” President Rajapaksa said in the interview.

    The President also said that he felt the LTTE wanted to escape and in the final phase, they were waiting for somebody to come and take them away.

    He also said that The No-Fire Zones were all announced by the armed forces and that the whole thing was planned by the forces to corner the LTTE.

    “I can’t understand why they had to fight a conventional war. Prabhakaran could have gone underground. If I was the leader of the LTTE, I would have gone underground and I would have been in the jungles — fighting a guerrilla fight.

    They couldn’t do that now because we, our Army, mastered the jungles. They were much better than the LTTE in this [mode of warfare].

    Thanks to the Special Forces, the Long-Range Forces, and the small groups, the group of eight. That worked very well. And I salute our forces for their discipline,” he said.

  132. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed a convent named Holy Cross Convent, located on Paranthan Mullaiththevu Road, 600 meters away from Paranthan junction Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m., a day before Christmas. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site Wednesday morning witnessed that the attacked premises was marked with Red Cross on the roof. The nearby church also sustained damage. The SLAF deployed cluster munitions in the bombardment, residents who fled the site said. 85 cows of a herd a few meters away from the convent were killed in the attack. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?artid=27824&catid=1...

  133. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed a convent named Holy Cross Convent, located on Paranthan Mullaiththevu Road, 600 meters away from Paranthan junction Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m., a day before Christmas. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site Wednesday morning witnessed that the attacked premises was marked with Red Cross on the roof. The nearby church also sustained damage. The SLAF deployed cluster munitions in the bombardment, residents who fled the site said. 85 cows of a herd a few meters away from the convent were killed in the attack. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?artid=27824&catid=1...

  134. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed a convent named Holy Cross Convent, located on Paranthan Mullaiththevu Road, 600 meters away from Paranthan junction Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m., a day before Christmas. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site Wednesday morning witnessed that the attacked premises was marked with Red Cross on the roof. The nearby church also sustained damage. The SLAF deployed cluster munitions in the bombardment, residents who fled the site said. 85 cows of a herd a few meters away from the convent were killed in the attack. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?artid=27824&catid=1...

  135. HelpAge International is providing urgently needed emergency healthcare for thousands of people who were displaced by fighting in Sri Lanka in recent months.

    There are currently over 260,000 people living in overcrowded Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Vavuniya area in the northeast of the island.

    The Ministry of Health and Nutrition and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates there are about 14,000 older people in the camps. According to HelpAge Sri Lanka’s team on the ground, almost all are in need of medical or nutritional assistance.

    Vulnerable groups released
    However, the government has stepped up releases of vulnerable groups from the camps, such as older people and pregnant women. Over 3,000 people have been released from temporary camps into host families and older people’s homes since April 2009.

    Recently the government announced that some 9,000 older people will be allowed to leave the IDP sites to join their relatives. However, those who are reluctant to join relatives will not be forced to leave.

    HelpAge International, through our local partner HelpAge Sri Lanka, is assisting the government in looking at the quality of care in some of these homes. We will start intensive training in Vavuniya town for carers working in the homes.

    Concern for unaccompanied older people
    Though progress has also been made on reunifying families separated as they fled the fighting, HelpAge is also concerned about the situation facing older unaccompanied people living in the IDP sites.

    Additional tents for unaccompanied older people are being set up and we have trained carers within the IDP sites to help them understand and meet the needs of older people.

    Essential healthcare
    A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is providing essential healthcare to displaced older people. The MMU is fitted out with a patient treatment room, an optometrist’s examination room and a pharmacist’s dispensary, and provides 3,000 people with basic health and eyecare every month.

    More than 200 older people queue each day for the MMU, to receive either medical services or eye services. Our medical staff found that 95% have sight problems.

    “The loss of possessions has affected everyone, but for older people the loss of spectacles and mobility aids makes them even more vulnerable. The MMU will provide spectacles to about 75% of those having eye tests,” said Jerome Piercy, Programme Director of HelpAge Sri Lanka.

    79-year-old Krisnapillai Ponnampalam, fled the fighting in April. He is now living in the one of the IDP camps known collectively as Manik Farm, where he shares a small tent with other 3 families.

    He is blind in one eye and has been treated at the MMU. He says “I’m very happy about these services provided to vulnerable people. Older people, like me, living here with a lot of difficulties need more support to care for them.”
    http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/Va2D

  136. HelpAge International is providing urgently needed emergency healthcare for thousands of people who were displaced by fighting in Sri Lanka in recent months.

    There are currently over 260,000 people living in overcrowded Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Vavuniya area in the northeast of the island.

    The Ministry of Health and Nutrition and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates there are about 14,000 older people in the camps. According to HelpAge Sri Lanka’s team on the ground, almost all are in need of medical or nutritional assistance.

    Vulnerable groups released
    However, the government has stepped up releases of vulnerable groups from the camps, such as older people and pregnant women. Over 3,000 people have been released from temporary camps into host families and older people’s homes since April 2009.

    Recently the government announced that some 9,000 older people will be allowed to leave the IDP sites to join their relatives. However, those who are reluctant to join relatives will not be forced to leave.

    HelpAge International, through our local partner HelpAge Sri Lanka, is assisting the government in looking at the quality of care in some of these homes. We will start intensive training in Vavuniya town for carers working in the homes.

    Concern for unaccompanied older people
    Though progress has also been made on reunifying families separated as they fled the fighting, HelpAge is also concerned about the situation facing older unaccompanied people living in the IDP sites.

    Additional tents for unaccompanied older people are being set up and we have trained carers within the IDP sites to help them understand and meet the needs of older people.

    Essential healthcare
    A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is providing essential healthcare to displaced older people. The MMU is fitted out with a patient treatment room, an optometrist’s examination room and a pharmacist’s dispensary, and provides 3,000 people with basic health and eyecare every month.

    More than 200 older people queue each day for the MMU, to receive either medical services or eye services. Our medical staff found that 95% have sight problems.

    “The loss of possessions has affected everyone, but for older people the loss of spectacles and mobility aids makes them even more vulnerable. The MMU will provide spectacles to about 75% of those having eye tests,” said Jerome Piercy, Programme Director of HelpAge Sri Lanka.

    79-year-old Krisnapillai Ponnampalam, fled the fighting in April. He is now living in the one of the IDP camps known collectively as Manik Farm, where he shares a small tent with other 3 families.

    He is blind in one eye and has been treated at the MMU. He says “I’m very happy about these services provided to vulnerable people. Older people, like me, living here with a lot of difficulties need more support to care for them.”
    http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/Va2D

  137. HelpAge International is providing urgently needed emergency healthcare for thousands of people who were displaced by fighting in Sri Lanka in recent months.

    There are currently over 260,000 people living in overcrowded Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Vavuniya area in the northeast of the island.

    The Ministry of Health and Nutrition and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates there are about 14,000 older people in the camps. According to HelpAge Sri Lanka’s team on the ground, almost all are in need of medical or nutritional assistance.

    Vulnerable groups released
    However, the government has stepped up releases of vulnerable groups from the camps, such as older people and pregnant women. Over 3,000 people have been released from temporary camps into host families and older people’s homes since April 2009.

    Recently the government announced that some 9,000 older people will be allowed to leave the IDP sites to join their relatives. However, those who are reluctant to join relatives will not be forced to leave.

    HelpAge International, through our local partner HelpAge Sri Lanka, is assisting the government in looking at the quality of care in some of these homes. We will start intensive training in Vavuniya town for carers working in the homes.

    Concern for unaccompanied older people
    Though progress has also been made on reunifying families separated as they fled the fighting, HelpAge is also concerned about the situation facing older unaccompanied people living in the IDP sites.

    Additional tents for unaccompanied older people are being set up and we have trained carers within the IDP sites to help them understand and meet the needs of older people.

    Essential healthcare
    A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is providing essential healthcare to displaced older people. The MMU is fitted out with a patient treatment room, an optometrist’s examination room and a pharmacist’s dispensary, and provides 3,000 people with basic health and eyecare every month.

    More than 200 older people queue each day for the MMU, to receive either medical services or eye services. Our medical staff found that 95% have sight problems.

    “The loss of possessions has affected everyone, but for older people the loss of spectacles and mobility aids makes them even more vulnerable. The MMU will provide spectacles to about 75% of those having eye tests,” said Jerome Piercy, Programme Director of HelpAge Sri Lanka.

    79-year-old Krisnapillai Ponnampalam, fled the fighting in April. He is now living in the one of the IDP camps known collectively as Manik Farm, where he shares a small tent with other 3 families.

    He is blind in one eye and has been treated at the MMU. He says “I’m very happy about these services provided to vulnerable people. Older people, like me, living here with a lot of difficulties need more support to care for them.”
    http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/Va2D

  138. Injustice and Inequality in an unfair world

    “Life is not fair” is a phrase that always echoes in the far corners of this Earth. A fifteen year old boy may have to work sixteen hours a day, in a poor African country just to get one meal a day for his sick mother and five siblings. This may not be the case in many other places in the world. Even the rulers of some poor countries, could be using gold plated toilets and marble baths while the poor hunt for bread crumps in rubbish dumps.

    We are now so used to living with other people money without any shame. Resources on this earth are not distributed fairly among its inhabitants. We have built intelligent systems to steal, what belongs to others. Our banks no longer focus much on their traditional roles, instead they employ rocket scientists to build sophisticated gambling machines in order to rob the poor and give to the rich.

    Corrupt regimes, can to some extent be blamed for the misery of people in their lands. Instead of setting the people free from such regimes, some of the big players use this as an opportunity to exploit the vulnerable people for their own selfish gains.

    Value of life is not the same in every country. When the twin towers fell and three thousands perished, we all knelt down and wept. The whole world came to a stop for few minutes. We declared “War on Terror” against each and every single armed group in the world, including the ones that are genuinely fighting to free their communities from oppressive governments. Hands of the oppressed were tied and the weapons were given to many corrupt Nations. This is what we call Justice today.

    Four hundred thousands were slaughtered in Darfur, Eight hundred thousands perished in Rwanda because the terror regimes in these countries were driven by ignorance and greed. No leader in the world declared “War on Genocide” even after seeing millions of deaths. Instead, some of the world powers aided genocide in these poor countries.

    Although, the world media still stick with the figure of seventy thousands, the actual number of people, perished in the Sri Lankan civil war is around three hundred thousands. Fifty thousands were killed just within a short period of time in the recent war in Sri Lanka.

    We have millions of evidences to prove that a systematic genocide is taking place in Sri Lanka while the Nations are watching. Neither UN nor any other world power is being able to stop the madness that is still going on in this country.

    Security Council no longer agree on any decisions that are vital to save the vulnerable and oppressed people on this earth. Permanent members use their Veto powers just to cover their own dirt and to protect the other bullies in their club.

    Our parliamentarians are hanging on to their positions and they are forced to sort out their expense claims to keep their jobs. Leaders of some powerful nations are not being able to focus on the real issues because they are chased after, to give explanations for things they did when they were teenagers. Senior staffs in the UN no longer have the freedom to do what is right. They have to dance according to the tunes played by their masters who have conflicting interests. It has now become a common practice that the leaders in the UN and top diplomats speak the truth only after their retirement.

    We have robust systems in place, to protect the criminals and torment the victims. Our legal systems are so advanced that diplomats and politicians have to think hundred times, before making any comments. Just to make life easier, they keep their mouths shut even at times it is important to speak out.

    Even during a humanitarian crisis, our leaders would still act like electronic parrots who can only repeat the same recorded words that would comply with national and international laws, just to make sure that they hang on to their jobs. The world is dying for leaders who can at least use their basic common sense to help the persecuted people on this planet.

    We talk about political correctness. We are very concerned about little things but we turn a deaf ear, when the real-world calamities strike the mankind. We are planning to stop using Christmas lights in our towns because we think it will offend people from other religions. We are supposed to write “Traces of Nuts” on peanut packets. Doctors have to break their heads before writing prescriptions, because most of the drugs have side affects. They will be sued if something goes wrong. We have been very successful in sending many talented doctors, writers and politicians to the prisons and letting the criminals to roam around our cities.

    Praising the Sri Lankan regime for slaughtering thousands of innocents and letting the Tamils to languish in the concentration camps is another example that we have become real hypocrites and jokers who have bigger mouths, smaller brains and corrupt souls. Playing cricket with a country that is flowing with the blood of the innocent men, women and children, shows that we no longer have any moral principles to guide our lives. We are now even quite comfortable to sit and have tea with a Hannibal while his hands are still stained with the blood and his room is filled with the stink of rotting human flesh.

    UN Staffs along with the Sri Lankan leaders were happy to fly over the killing fields and blood stained beaches of Sri Lanka, while having their hands on knives and forks.

    Emerging powers are turning into blood sucking leeches

    The so called emerging superpowers are turning themselves into blood sucking leeches. Nobody can deny that these great nations have security concerns and they have to find a way to feed their own people. That doesn’t mean that they have God given right to slaughter the innocents in third world countries by giving support to the brutal regimes.

    We teach our children to share everything because it is always a sensible and the right thing to do. Unfortunately, the great powers in the world still haven’t grasped the idea that gold in the lands and oil in the seas can also be shared. One might be able to forgive, when a country steals the resources from another country but it is completely unacceptable when thousands of innocents are sacrificed at the feet of greedy and selfish giants for them to fill their Gold pots.

    If my neighbour wants to kill his step children and dump them in his back garden, I wouldn’t give him my shot gun just because he is offering me a free parking space in his garage. I wouldn’t feed my own children with the strawberries growing on the graves of the innocent children. I wouldn’t be going for his barbecue parties. I wouldn’t play golf with such a murderer.

    As a sensible human being, I would stop him from abusing his step children in the first place. I would call the police to save lives before it is too late. I would alert all my good neighbours about a tragedy unfolding in front of my own eyes.

    What China and some other emerging powers do to the vulnerable people of this world is nothing different from an evil man who give a shot gun to his neighbour in order to get free parking space and strawberries growing on the graves of the dead children.

    China supplied weapons and provided training to the fighter pilots in Sudan. China was giving interest free loans while the Sudan government was slaughtering thousands in Darfur. One doesn’t need to be rocket scientist to recognise that China was acting selfishly.

    China was complicit in Genocide as Sudan had opened up its oil fields for this sleeping giant. Western countries raised their voices but nothing was done to stop the genocide. As usual, the UN also stood back and remained powerless until everything was over.

    What happened in Darfur has now become a standard model for the big beasts to secure their strategic interests in many parts of the world. They try to find trouble spots in this world, identify the abusive strongman who is having an upper hand and make the oppressor happy by giving him the toys and tools that he enjoys the most.

    More than fifty thousands innocent Tamil civilians were slaughtered on the sandy beaches and jungles of Sri Lanka with the weapons and unlimited ammunitions supplied by the Chinese government. Three hundred thousands are now locked up in barbed wired concentration camps.

    UN and other international organisations have so far failed to break this cycle of crimes being committed by the superpowers in various parts of the world.

    “Exploiting someone’s weakness for their own benefit” is a simple phrase to describe the hell going on in Sri Lanka”. This is just like someone purposely creating a virus, spreading it and then selling the vaccines to make money. An internal conflict in Sri Lanka has now been made worse by its greedy neighbours. They are now lining up with spanners and hammers to fix the problems in Sri Lanka.

    The way they are trying to fix it, is quite like how any selfish person would approach an issue. A genuine mediator might get bad name from either parties of a conflict by being fair on both sides. This is what happened to the Norwegian mediators in Sri Lanka. But the ones that are now trying to fix Sri Lanka are helping the strong party to the conflict to destroy the weaker one completely.

    Cases are sometimes dropped in courts when the victims are dead or nobody is there to defend the victims. Helping Sri Lanka to kill the Tamils with deadly weapons and make them powerless is the strategy now being used by Sri Lanka and its greedy partners to deal with the conflict. Such method can’t be called as conflict resolution but it is an unfair conflict termination by eliminating one party to the conflict. This is almost like injecting poison and killing the patient to free him from sickness. This approach would enable the emerging superpowers to strengthen their ties with Sri Lanka and to carry on with their hidden agendas.

    No country is willing to rescue the dying people in Sri Lanka. What is happening to the Tamils in Sri Lanka is not a fairy tale, not a film but it is a real story. They are real people. Cruelty against them is real. Deaths of the thousands are real and the ignorance and arrogance of the mankind are also real.

    Masters of War and Silent Spectators

    It has taken quite a while for many of us to understand, that what was happening in Sri Lanka was not “War on Terror”. If the war was just against the Tamil Rebels, the so called saviours of this country would have taken all the necessary steps to protect the vulnerable community once the war was over. Rulers of this land are still tormenting innocent Tamil men, women and children inside barbed wired concentration camps, even after crushing the Tamil rebels with the help of China, Pakistan and India. This has become a shocking revelation and eye opener for many parties who were initially supporting the war in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka wants to weaken the Tamils in order to establish a Sinhala Buddhist State. China wants to build ports in the South of Sri Lanka for military and commercial purposes. India wants to neutralise the Chinese threats and to establish its rule in the Indian Ocean. Pakistan has got its own agendas, what an evil combination. They have all been competing with each other to satisfy a country that is determined to flush out all the Tamils.

    Sri Lanka has now become a football ground for many countries and the rulers of this land are delighted to entertain the players. Every time a ball is kicked, it kills the innocents and the pitch gets flooded with the blood. Players don’t care about how many are dying because it is part of their evil game.

    China and India were the main players in the recent Sri Lankan war. They are still in the pitch, kicking the air. When people were dying in thousands, even the West didn’t do anything to stop; instead we also stood back and watched. We were more interested in finding out who was going to win the game in the Indian Ocean instead of focusing on the humanitarian crisis.

    UN has failed to stop the bloodshed. West has failed. All the so called Human Right organisations have failed.

    India and its role in Sri Lankan war

    India is a successful democracy with the population of 1.17 billion. So many different races, cultures, colours and religions live relatively peacefully. Most of the ethnic groups have their own States and every State in the country is given a degree of autonomy within this great Nation. People of India are mostly religious, hard working and non violent and they still maintain very strong traditional family values.

    India hasn’t got a consistent foreign policy towards Sri Lanka. RAW which is the external intelligent agency in India has done great damage to Sri Lanka particularly to the Tamil community. India can't be fully blamed for this because the Sri Lankan regimes very often make unpredictable moves therefore India is forced to change its policies.

    As any other intelligent agency, RAW has a legitimate responsibility to protect India from its enemies, by being proactive. However, India could have achieved its objectives without helping the Sri Lankan government to slaughter thousands of Tamils.

    RAW provided military training to the Tamil rebels in the early eighties in order to challenge the Sri Lankan government that had closed links with the Western Countries including the US. Tamil youth were trained in different groups. RAW was also to some extent be responsible for fuelling enmity and competition between different Tamil organisations.

    Contrary to what many people believe, it is Indian’s interest to maintain a troubled Sri Lanka than a peaceful nation for India to spread its wings in the region. Disturbance in Sri Lanka would give an excuse for India to keep its Navy in Sri Lankan waters.

    Indian peace keeping forces and Tamil rebels fought an unfortunate war between 1987 and 1989. Around twelve hundreds Indian soldiers lost their lives and many thousands were wounded in Sri Lankan soil. This was a bitter experience for India.

    From year 2001 until the start of war in 2007, India kept a distance from Sri Lanka, although activities were going on behind the scenes. India stopped supplying offensive weapons to the Sri Lankan military.

    Indian involvement in recent Sri Lankan war was quite controversial. China and Pakistan provided with all the weapons and India provided the intelligence to the ground troops.

    India was well capable of stopping the war but it failed to do it even when thousands of innocent men women and children were perishing in Vanni. Some Indian leaders made contradictory statements, pretending like they were after peace while pressing the “Attack” buttons on their remote controls.

    India may have its concerns that Sri Lanka might become a launch pad for China and Pakistan in its own backyard. Letting the Tamils to die in the hands of the Sri Lankan forces was not an easy option for India either.

    India has no enmity with the Tamils in Sri Lanka but it has made a historical blunder by supporting a corrupt Sri Lankan regime to commit genocide against the Tamils just to satisfy a racist Nation, so that it can secure its interest in the Indian Ocean.

    Indian forces are now going to occupy the Vanni region with the excuse of clearing land mines.

    Nation of India has unfortunately deviated from its principles and core values, it was originally built upon. India might build rockets to the moon and giant monuments reaching to the skies but India will not succeed if it corrupts its own soul by aiding Genocide in other countries.

    India should dream of becoming a superpower not just by wealth and technology but also proving to the world as a defender and guardian of Human rights.

    Cries of men, women and children, who died in Vanni, are still echoing in the thundering skies of Vanni. These voices will keep on haunting every Indian because India has blood on its hands.

    China and its role in Sri Lankan War

    China has a total population of 1.33 billion. It is an emerging superpower that manufactures 50% of the items that is used in an average household in the West.

    In order to feed all its citizens, to have access to raw materials and energy and to protect its strategic interests, China obviously needs to maintain close relations with countries that have something to offer.

    A country that crushed 3000 protesters by rolling tanks in Tinanamon square, China hasn't got a great reputation for human rights. If a country can't treat its own citizen’s well, we can't expect them to be concerned about people dying in other countries.

    China has been very aggressive with its foreign policies in recent times. This sleeping giant has woken up and giving support to many corrupt regimes on earth to fulfil its agendas. Sadly, China has directly or indirectly aided genocide in many countries including Sudan and Sri Lanka.

    Although, India provided the directions and intelligence for the Sri Lankan war, it was China that had given all the dangerous weapons and ammunitions to kill the Tamils in thousands.

    Most of Tamils who died in Sri Lanka were killed by Chinese weapons. Sri Lanka has allowed China to build a controversial Port in the south of Sri Lanka.

    Chinese intervention in Sri Lanka is not about defeating the Tamil rebels but to reward the country that had given the permission to build infrastructures in the strategically important Indian Ocean.

    Indian intervention in Sri Lankan war is more to do with stopping Sri Lanka going in the hands of other countries, than defeating the Tamil rebels.

    In summary, neither China nor India was keen on killing the Tamils. Just like China supported the Sudanese government to commit genocide in Darfur, they supported the Sri Lankan government to slaughter the Tamils in order to look after their strategic interests in the India Ocean.

    If China and Pakistan didn’t supply weapons to Sri Lanka, we wouldn’t have seen the recent war in Sri Lanka.

    West was deceived by Sri Lanka and its allies

    War in Sri Lanka was started even with the blessings of the West and Japan.

    Sri Lankan authorities with its PR partners, prepared a dossier to justify the war to the international community. This proposal was submitted to many countries including the EU, US, Norway and Japan.

    Sri Lanka and its allies were able to convince many countries that Tamil rebels were a danger to the whole world. They were able to demonise the Tamil community, with lies and deceptions for their own advantage.

    Comments made by some Western leaders and Japanese representatives during the war clearly showed that these countries were fully supporting the war in Sri Lanka but they felt very uncomfortable when the war became very dirty at the end. Many openly talked about post LTTE scenarios which means they all had the maps in their hands.

    One of the main reasons why the UN and Western countries couldn't take a strong stand to stop the war even when thousands of innocents were dying was because there were all there when the button was pressed at the start of the War.

    Only difference is that the West never gave the approval to kill innocent men, women and children. Sri Lanka was not given the go ahead to send Tamils to barbed wired concentration camps.

    Sri Lanka has now deceived the western countries and revealed its true face. Sri Lanka lied to the whole world that it was conducting a war with surgical strikes and “Zero Civilian Causalities”. It also denied that heavy weapons were used against civilians.

    Torture, murder, rape and all kind of human right violations in the concentrations camps of Sri Lanka, are now sending shock waves across the world. Deportations of Western reporters, journalists and politicians from the Sri Lankan Airport and denial of access to the death camps of Sri Lanka for aid workers are showing the face of rebellious country that is willing go to any extent to defy international humanitarian laws.

    UN no longer has a backbone

    No wonder why the UN acted the way it acted during the Sri Lankan war. Staff members in the UN were simply dancing according to the different set of tunes that were played by various parties to the war.

    UN who is supposed to be a guardian of the oppressed and vulnerable, remained as a silent spectator while thousands were perishing in the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka.

    It is so obvious that UN was manipulated and was made to act in this way by some master magicians.

    Master magicians are now trying to save Sri Lanka

    China and India voted in favour of Sri Lanka in the human rights council. Their vote was like praising a murderer in a criminal court. Sri Lanka was congratulated by these countries for the war because they were also the culprits.

    These two countries have both been involved in high level PR campaigns to hide the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka. Arrogant voice from Sri Lanka in the recent times is to do with its close bonding with India and China.

    India has recently said that it would give aid to Sri Lanka in case if the loan from IMF is denied or delayed.

    Indian and Chinese media have constantly been releasing news, supporting the Sri Lankan government since the start of the war. Sri Lanka not allowing Aid agencies and Journalists to the IDP camps and to the killing fields is done with the full support of India. This is to hide the war crimes and to silence the witnesses of the war. Three doctors who served thousands of wounded in the killing fields are now locked up in Sri Lankan jails. India is capable of requesting Sri Lanka to release these doctors but it has chosen not to.

    Sri Lankan President and many cabinet ministers in Sri Lanka have recently acknowledged that they fought India’s War in Sri Lanka.

    Conclusion

    Indian and Chinese military, political and security leaders that are playing chess games in Sri Lanka, have caused so much death and destruction to the innocents. What is the point of becoming a superpower when the power is used to kill and destroy the oppressed and vulnerable people of this world?

    So called guardians of this earth can use buzz words like Terrorism, National, Regional and International security, Global warming and Energy in international conferences and pretend like the saviours of human race but it is all meaningless when the same hypocrites advise their own governments to aid genocide in other countries.

    Instead of playing Tic-Tac-Toe games in the Indian Ocean, China and India and even the West should sit together and discuss what they all want to achieve in the Indian Ocean. China with such a population has genuine energy requirements, India has its concerns and it is sensible for all these countries to find common ground and initiate constructive discussions.

    These emerging superpowers should help the oppressed communities in Sri Lanka and other troubled nations on this earth, instead of helping the oppressive regimes and turn these countries into a hell in order to feed their own people.

    Earth's natural resources are being depleted so quickly. It is sensible for the energy hungry Nations to invest heavily on sustainable solutions like Hydrogen technology and Solar power. This would help us to save the planet and avoid human rights violations that are directly linked to the unfair competition between countries for raw materials and energy resources.

    Any country that fails to protect the oppressed and vulnerable on this earth, and having worst human rights records, can’t become a leading Nation no matter how many rockets it sends to the Moon.

    Fifty thousands were slaughtered in the killings fields by the Sri Lankan government with the help of India and China who are now acting like blood sucking leeches in the Indian Ocean. Three hundred thousands are now languishing in the death camps. Sri Lanka and its allies are doing all that they can to hide their crimes.

    Rwanda, Sudan and now Sri Lanka, it is another wake up call to the World.

    Genocide in Sri Lanka is real. Innocents are still being tortured, raped, murdered and starved. We have to make a choice whether to let the killings continue or we do something to stop it.
    Richard Dixon

  139. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed a convent named Holy Cross Convent, located on Paranthan Mullaiththevu Road, 600 meters away from Paranthan junction Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m., a day before Christmas. TamilNet correspondent who visited the site Wednesday morning witnessed that the attacked premises was marked with Red Cross on the roof. The nearby church also sustained damage. The SLAF deployed cluster munitions in the bombardment, residents who fled the site said. 85 cows of a herd a few meters away from the convent were killed in the attack.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?artid=27824&catid=13

  140. HelpAge International is providing urgently needed emergency healthcare for thousands of people who were displaced by fighting in Sri Lanka in recent months.

    There are currently over 260,000 people living in overcrowded Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Vavuniya area in the northeast of the island.

    The Ministry of Health and Nutrition and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates there are about 14,000 older people in the camps. According to HelpAge Sri Lanka’s team on the ground, almost all are in need of medical or nutritional assistance.

    Vulnerable groups released
    However, the government has stepped up releases of vulnerable groups from the camps, such as older people and pregnant women. Over 3,000 people have been released from temporary camps into host families and older people’s homes since April 2009.

    Recently the government announced that some 9,000 older people will be allowed to leave the IDP sites to join their relatives. However, those who are reluctant to join relatives will not be forced to leave.

    HelpAge International, through our local partner HelpAge Sri Lanka, is assisting the government in looking at the quality of care in some of these homes. We will start intensive training in Vavuniya town for carers working in the homes.

    Concern for unaccompanied older people
    Though progress has also been made on reunifying families separated as they fled the fighting, HelpAge is also concerned about the situation facing older unaccompanied people living in the IDP sites.

    Additional tents for unaccompanied older people are being set up and we have trained carers within the IDP sites to help them understand and meet the needs of older people.

    Essential healthcare
    A Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) is providing essential healthcare to displaced older people. The MMU is fitted out with a patient treatment room, an optometrist’s examination room and a pharmacist’s dispensary, and provides 3,000 people with basic health and eyecare every month.

    More than 200 older people queue each day for the MMU, to receive either medical services or eye services. Our medical staff found that 95% have sight problems.

    “The loss of possessions has affected everyone, but for older people the loss of spectacles and mobility aids makes them even more vulnerable. The MMU will provide spectacles to about 75% of those having eye tests,” said Jerome Piercy, Programme Director of HelpAge Sri Lanka.

    79-year-old Krisnapillai Ponnampalam, fled the fighting in April. He is now living in the one of the IDP camps known collectively as Manik Farm, where he shares a small tent with other 3 families.

    He is blind in one eye and has been treated at the MMU. He says “I’m very happy about these services provided to vulnerable people. Older people, like me, living here with a lot of difficulties need more support to care for them.”

    http://www.helpage.org/News/Latestnews/Va2D

  141. Injustice and Inequality in an unfair world

    “Life is not fair” is a phrase that always echoes in the far corners of this Earth. A fifteen year old boy may have to work sixteen hours a day, in a poor African country just to get one meal a day for his sick mother and five siblings. This may not be the case in many other places in the world. Even the rulers of some poor countries, could be using gold plated toilets and marble baths while the poor hunt for bread crumps in rubbish dumps.

    We are now so used to living with other people money without any shame. Resources on this earth are not distributed fairly among its inhabitants. We have built intelligent systems to steal, what belongs to others. Our banks no longer focus much on their traditional roles, instead they employ rocket scientists to build sophisticated gambling machines in order to rob the poor and give to the rich.

    Corrupt regimes, can to some extent be blamed for the misery of people in their lands. Instead of setting the people free from such regimes, some of the big players use this as an opportunity to exploit the vulnerable people for their own selfish gains.

    Value of life is not the same in every country. When the twin towers fell and three thousands perished, we all knelt down and wept. The whole world came to a stop for few minutes. We declared “War on Terror” against each and every single armed group in the world, including the ones that are genuinely fighting to free their communities from oppressive governments. Hands of the oppressed were tied and the weapons were given to many corrupt Nations. This is what we call Justice today.

    Four hundred thousands were slaughtered in Darfur, Eight hundred thousands perished in Rwanda because the terror regimes in these countries were driven by ignorance and greed. No leader in the world declared “War on Genocide” even after seeing millions of deaths. Instead, some of the world powers aided genocide in these poor countries.

    Although, the world media still stick with the figure of seventy thousands, the actual number of people, perished in the Sri Lankan civil war is around three hundred thousands. Fifty thousands were killed just within a short period of time in the recent war in Sri Lanka.

    We have millions of evidences to prove that a systematic genocide is taking place in Sri Lanka while the Nations are watching. Neither UN nor any other world power is being able to stop the madness that is still going on in this country.

    Security Council no longer agree on any decisions that are vital to save the vulnerable and oppressed people on this earth. Permanent members use their Veto powers just to cover their own dirt and to protect the other bullies in their club.

    Our parliamentarians are hanging on to their positions and they are forced to sort out their expense claims to keep their jobs. Leaders of some powerful nations are not being able to focus on the real issues because they are chased after, to give explanations for things they did when they were teenagers. Senior staffs in the UN no longer have the freedom to do what is right. They have to dance according to the tunes played by their masters who have conflicting interests. It has now become a common practice that the leaders in the UN and top diplomats speak the truth only after their retirement.

    We have robust systems in place, to protect the criminals and torment the victims. Our legal systems are so advanced that diplomats and politicians have to think hundred times, before making any comments. Just to make life easier, they keep their mouths shut even at times it is important to speak out.

    Even during a humanitarian crisis, our leaders would still act like electronic parrots who can only repeat the same recorded words that would comply with national and international laws, just to make sure that they hang on to their jobs. The world is dying for leaders who can at least use their basic common sense to help the persecuted people on this planet.

    We talk about political correctness. We are very concerned about little things but we turn a deaf ear, when the real-world calamities strike the mankind. We are planning to stop using Christmas lights in our towns because we think it will offend people from other religions. We are supposed to write “Traces of Nuts” on peanut packets. Doctors have to break their heads before writing prescriptions, because most of the drugs have side affects. They will be sued if something goes wrong. We have been very successful in sending many talented doctors, writers and politicians to the prisons and letting the criminals to roam around our cities.

    Praising the Sri Lankan regime for slaughtering thousands of innocents and letting the Tamils to languish in the concentration camps is another example that we have become real hypocrites and jokers who have bigger mouths, smaller brains and corrupt souls. Playing cricket with a country that is flowing with the blood of the innocent men, women and children, shows that we no longer have any moral principles to guide our lives. We are now even quite comfortable to sit and have tea with a Hannibal while his hands are still stained with the blood and his room is filled with the stink of rotting human flesh.

    UN Staffs along with the Sri Lankan leaders were happy to fly over the killing fields and blood stained beaches of Sri Lanka, while having their hands on knives and forks.

    Emerging powers are turning into blood sucking leeches

    The so called emerging superpowers are turning themselves into blood sucking leeches. Nobody can deny that these great nations have security concerns and they have to find a way to feed their own people. That doesn’t mean that they have God given right to slaughter the innocents in third world countries by giving support to the brutal regimes.

    We teach our children to share everything because it is always a sensible and the right thing to do. Unfortunately, the great powers in the world still haven’t grasped the idea that gold in the lands and oil in the seas can also be shared. One might be able to forgive, when a country steals the resources from another country but it is completely unacceptable when thousands of innocents are sacrificed at the feet of greedy and selfish giants for them to fill their Gold pots.

    If my neighbour wants to kill his step children and dump them in his back garden, I wouldn’t give him my shot gun just because he is offering me a free parking space in his garage. I wouldn’t feed my own children with the strawberries growing on the graves of the innocent children. I wouldn’t be going for his barbecue parties. I wouldn’t play golf with such a murderer.

    As a sensible human being, I would stop him from abusing his step children in the first place. I would call the police to save lives before it is too late. I would alert all my good neighbours about a tragedy unfolding in front of my own eyes.

    What China and some other emerging powers do to the vulnerable people of this world is nothing different from an evil man who give a shot gun to his neighbour in order to get free parking space and strawberries growing on the graves of the dead children.

    China supplied weapons and provided training to the fighter pilots in Sudan. China was giving interest free loans while the Sudan government was slaughtering thousands in Darfur. One doesn’t need to be rocket scientist to recognise that China was acting selfishly.

    China was complicit in Genocide as Sudan had opened up its oil fields for this sleeping giant. Western countries raised their voices but nothing was done to stop the genocide. As usual, the UN also stood back and remained powerless until everything was over.

    What happened in Darfur has now become a standard model for the big beasts to secure their strategic interests in many parts of the world. They try to find trouble spots in this world, identify the abusive strongman who is having an upper hand and make the oppressor happy by giving him the toys and tools that he enjoys the most.

    More than fifty thousands innocent Tamil civilians were slaughtered on the sandy beaches and jungles of Sri Lanka with the weapons and unlimited ammunitions supplied by the Chinese government. Three hundred thousands are now locked up in barbed wired concentration camps.

    UN and other international organisations have so far failed to break this cycle of crimes being committed by the superpowers in various parts of the world.

    “Exploiting someone’s weakness for their own benefit” is a simple phrase to describe the hell going on in Sri Lanka”. This is just like someone purposely creating a virus, spreading it and then selling the vaccines to make money. An internal conflict in Sri Lanka has now been made worse by its greedy neighbours. They are now lining up with spanners and hammers to fix the problems in Sri Lanka.

    The way they are trying to fix it, is quite like how any selfish person would approach an issue. A genuine mediator might get bad name from either parties of a conflict by being fair on both sides. This is what happened to the Norwegian mediators in Sri Lanka. But the ones that are now trying to fix Sri Lanka are helping the strong party to the conflict to destroy the weaker one completely.

    Cases are sometimes dropped in courts when the victims are dead or nobody is there to defend the victims. Helping Sri Lanka to kill the Tamils with deadly weapons and make them powerless is the strategy now being used by Sri Lanka and its greedy partners to deal with the conflict. Such method can’t be called as conflict resolution but it is an unfair conflict termination by eliminating one party to the conflict. This is almost like injecting poison and killing the patient to free him from sickness. This approach would enable the emerging superpowers to strengthen their ties with Sri Lanka and to carry on with their hidden agendas.

    No country is willing to rescue the dying people in Sri Lanka. What is happening to the Tamils in Sri Lanka is not a fairy tale, not a film but it is a real story. They are real people. Cruelty against them is real. Deaths of the thousands are real and the ignorance and arrogance of the mankind are also real.

    Masters of War and Silent Spectators

    It has taken quite a while for many of us to understand, that what was happening in Sri Lanka was not “War on Terror”. If the war was just against the Tamil Rebels, the so called saviours of this country would have taken all the necessary steps to protect the vulnerable community once the war was over. Rulers of this land are still tormenting innocent Tamil men, women and children inside barbed wired concentration camps, even after crushing the Tamil rebels with the help of China, Pakistan and India. This has become a shocking revelation and eye opener for many parties who were initially supporting the war in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka wants to weaken the Tamils in order to establish a Sinhala Buddhist State. China wants to build ports in the South of Sri Lanka for military and commercial purposes. India wants to neutralise the Chinese threats and to establish its rule in the Indian Ocean. Pakistan has got its own agendas, what an evil combination. They have all been competing with each other to satisfy a country that is determined to flush out all the Tamils.

    Sri Lanka has now become a football ground for many countries and the rulers of this land are delighted to entertain the players. Every time a ball is kicked, it kills the innocents and the pitch gets flooded with the blood. Players don’t care about how many are dying because it is part of their evil game.

    China and India were the main players in the recent Sri Lankan war. They are still in the pitch, kicking the air. When people were dying in thousands, even the West didn’t do anything to stop; instead we also stood back and watched. We were more interested in finding out who was going to win the game in the Indian Ocean instead of focusing on the humanitarian crisis.

    UN has failed to stop the bloodshed. West has failed. All the so called Human Right organisations have failed.

    India and its role in Sri Lankan war

    India is a successful democracy with the population of 1.17 billion. So many different races, cultures, colours and religions live relatively peacefully. Most of the ethnic groups have their own States and every State in the country is given a degree of autonomy within this great Nation. People of India are mostly religious, hard working and non violent and they still maintain very strong traditional family values.

    India hasn’t got a consistent foreign policy towards Sri Lanka. RAW which is the external intelligent agency in India has done great damage to Sri Lanka particularly to the Tamil community. India can’t be fully blamed for this because the Sri Lankan regimes very often make unpredictable moves therefore India is forced to change its policies.

    As any other intelligent agency, RAW has a legitimate responsibility to protect India from its enemies, by being proactive. However, India could have achieved its objectives without helping the Sri Lankan government to slaughter thousands of Tamils.

    RAW provided military training to the Tamil rebels in the early eighties in order to challenge the Sri Lankan government that had closed links with the Western Countries including the US. Tamil youth were trained in different groups. RAW was also to some extent be responsible for fuelling enmity and competition between different Tamil organisations.

    Contrary to what many people believe, it is Indian’s interest to maintain a troubled Sri Lanka than a peaceful nation for India to spread its wings in the region. Disturbance in Sri Lanka would give an excuse for India to keep its Navy in Sri Lankan waters.

    Indian peace keeping forces and Tamil rebels fought an unfortunate war between 1987 and 1989. Around twelve hundreds Indian soldiers lost their lives and many thousands were wounded in Sri Lankan soil. This was a bitter experience for India.

    From year 2001 until the start of war in 2007, India kept a distance from Sri Lanka, although activities were going on behind the scenes. India stopped supplying offensive weapons to the Sri Lankan military.

    Indian involvement in recent Sri Lankan war was quite controversial. China and Pakistan provided with all the weapons and India provided the intelligence to the ground troops.

    India was well capable of stopping the war but it failed to do it even when thousands of innocent men women and children were perishing in Vanni. Some Indian leaders made contradictory statements, pretending like they were after peace while pressing the “Attack” buttons on their remote controls.

    India may have its concerns that Sri Lanka might become a launch pad for China and Pakistan in its own backyard. Letting the Tamils to die in the hands of the Sri Lankan forces was not an easy option for India either.

    India has no enmity with the Tamils in Sri Lanka but it has made a historical blunder by supporting a corrupt Sri Lankan regime to commit genocide against the Tamils just to satisfy a racist Nation, so that it can secure its interest in the Indian Ocean.

    Indian forces are now going to occupy the Vanni region with the excuse of clearing land mines.

    Nation of India has unfortunately deviated from its principles and core values, it was originally built upon. India might build rockets to the moon and giant monuments reaching to the skies but India will not succeed if it corrupts its own soul by aiding Genocide in other countries.

    India should dream of becoming a superpower not just by wealth and technology but also proving to the world as a defender and guardian of Human rights.

    Cries of men, women and children, who died in Vanni, are still echoing in the thundering skies of Vanni. These voices will keep on haunting every Indian because India has blood on its hands.

    China and its role in Sri Lankan War

    China has a total population of 1.33 billion. It is an emerging superpower that manufactures 50% of the items that is used in an average household in the West.

    In order to feed all its citizens, to have access to raw materials and energy and to protect its strategic interests, China obviously needs to maintain close relations with countries that have something to offer.

    A country that crushed 3000 protesters by rolling tanks in Tinanamon square, China hasn’t got a great reputation for human rights. If a country can’t treat its own citizen’s well, we can’t expect them to be concerned about people dying in other countries.

    China has been very aggressive with its foreign policies in recent times. This sleeping giant has woken up and giving support to many corrupt regimes on earth to fulfil its agendas. Sadly, China has directly or indirectly aided genocide in many countries including Sudan and Sri Lanka.

    Although, India provided the directions and intelligence for the Sri Lankan war, it was China that had given all the dangerous weapons and ammunitions to kill the Tamils in thousands.

    Most of Tamils who died in Sri Lanka were killed by Chinese weapons. Sri Lanka has allowed China to build a controversial Port in the south of Sri Lanka.

    Chinese intervention in Sri Lanka is not about defeating the Tamil rebels but to reward the country that had given the permission to build infrastructures in the strategically important Indian Ocean.

    Indian intervention in Sri Lankan war is more to do with stopping Sri Lanka going in the hands of other countries, than defeating the Tamil rebels.

    In summary, neither China nor India was keen on killing the Tamils. Just like China supported the Sudanese government to commit genocide in Darfur, they supported the Sri Lankan government to slaughter the Tamils in order to look after their strategic interests in the India Ocean.

    If China and Pakistan didn’t supply weapons to Sri Lanka, we wouldn’t have seen the recent war in Sri Lanka.

    West was deceived by Sri Lanka and its allies

    War in Sri Lanka was started even with the blessings of the West and Japan.

    Sri Lankan authorities with its PR partners, prepared a dossier to justify the war to the international community. This proposal was submitted to many countries including the EU, US, Norway and Japan.

    Sri Lanka and its allies were able to convince many countries that Tamil rebels were a danger to the whole world. They were able to demonise the Tamil community, with lies and deceptions for their own advantage.

    Comments made by some Western leaders and Japanese representatives during the war clearly showed that these countries were fully supporting the war in Sri Lanka but they felt very uncomfortable when the war became very dirty at the end. Many openly talked about post LTTE scenarios which means they all had the maps in their hands.

    One of the main reasons why the UN and Western countries couldn’t take a strong stand to stop the war even when thousands of innocents were dying was because there were all there when the button was pressed at the start of the War.

    Only difference is that the West never gave the approval to kill innocent men, women and children. Sri Lanka was not given the go ahead to send Tamils to barbed wired concentration camps.

    Sri Lanka has now deceived the western countries and revealed its true face. Sri Lanka lied to the whole world that it was conducting a war with surgical strikes and “Zero Civilian Causalities”. It also denied that heavy weapons were used against civilians.

    Torture, murder, rape and all kind of human right violations in the concentrations camps of Sri Lanka, are now sending shock waves across the world. Deportations of Western reporters, journalists and politicians from the Sri Lankan Airport and denial of access to the death camps of Sri Lanka for aid workers are showing the face of rebellious country that is willing go to any extent to defy international humanitarian laws.

    UN no longer has a backbone

    No wonder why the UN acted the way it acted during the Sri Lankan war. Staff members in the UN were simply dancing according to the different set of tunes that were played by various parties to the war.

    UN who is supposed to be a guardian of the oppressed and vulnerable, remained as a silent spectator while thousands were perishing in the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka.

    It is so obvious that UN was manipulated and was made to act in this way by some master magicians.

    Master magicians are now trying to save Sri Lanka

    China and India voted in favour of Sri Lanka in the human rights council. Their vote was like praising a murderer in a criminal court. Sri Lanka was congratulated by these countries for the war because they were also the culprits.

    These two countries have both been involved in high level PR campaigns to hide the war crimes committed by Sri Lanka. Arrogant voice from Sri Lanka in the recent times is to do with its close bonding with India and China.

    India has recently said that it would give aid to Sri Lanka in case if the loan from IMF is denied or delayed.

    Indian and Chinese media have constantly been releasing news, supporting the Sri Lankan government since the start of the war. Sri Lanka not allowing Aid agencies and Journalists to the IDP camps and to the killing fields is done with the full support of India. This is to hide the war crimes and to silence the witnesses of the war. Three doctors who served thousands of wounded in the killing fields are now locked up in Sri Lankan jails. India is capable of requesting Sri Lanka to release these doctors but it has chosen not to.

    Sri Lankan President and many cabinet ministers in Sri Lanka have recently acknowledged that they fought India’s War in Sri Lanka.

    Conclusion

    Indian and Chinese military, political and security leaders that are playing chess games in Sri Lanka, have caused so much death and destruction to the innocents. What is the point of becoming a superpower when the power is used to kill and destroy the oppressed and vulnerable people of this world?

    So called guardians of this earth can use buzz words like Terrorism, National, Regional and International security, Global warming and Energy in international conferences and pretend like the saviours of human race but it is all meaningless when the same hypocrites advise their own governments to aid genocide in other countries.

    Instead of playing Tic-Tac-Toe games in the Indian Ocean, China and India and even the West should sit together and discuss what they all want to achieve in the Indian Ocean. China with such a population has genuine energy requirements, India has its concerns and it is sensible for all these countries to find common ground and initiate constructive discussions.

    These emerging superpowers should help the oppressed communities in Sri Lanka and other troubled nations on this earth, instead of helping the oppressive regimes and turn these countries into a hell in order to feed their own people.

    Earth’s natural resources are being depleted so quickly. It is sensible for the energy hungry Nations to invest heavily on sustainable solutions like Hydrogen technology and Solar power. This would help us to save the planet and avoid human rights violations that are directly linked to the unfair competition between countries for raw materials and energy resources.

    Any country that fails to protect the oppressed and vulnerable on this earth, and having worst human rights records, can’t become a leading Nation no matter how many rockets it sends to the Moon.

    Fifty thousands were slaughtered in the killings fields by the Sri Lankan government with the help of India and China who are now acting like blood sucking leeches in the Indian Ocean. Three hundred thousands are now languishing in the death camps. Sri Lanka and its allies are doing all that they can to hide their crimes.

    Rwanda, Sudan and now Sri Lanka, it is another wake up call to the World.

    Genocide in Sri Lanka is real. Innocents are still being tortured, raped, murdered and starved. We have to make a choice whether to let the killings continue or we do something to stop it.
    Richard Dixon

  142. 5 Tamil doctors being held by the Sri Lankan authorities say they expect to be released, after being paraded to local and international media on Wednesday when they were made to claim that they had exaggerated civilian casualty figures in the final phases of the war at the request of the LTTE. Meanwhile, health workers who have escaped Vanni have slammed the international community for allowing the detainment of the doctors and questioned the validity of their statements in light of the 'precarious position' they face.

  143. "The world has allowed the government to demonise and incarcerate these heroes, who worked tirelessly to assist civilians within the conflict zone when no one else did," said a Vavuniyaa based health professional.

    "Keeping into account the precarious position the doctors are in, and the grave dangers they face at the hands of the Sri Lankan authorities, one must be sceptical of their retractions," he warned.

  144. I think the Doctors have told what the world needs to hear !! under the custody of state terror, release them & hear!!!

  145. 5 Tamil doctors being held by the Sri Lankan authorities say they expect to be released, after being paraded to local and international media on Wednesday when they were made to claim that they had exaggerated civilian casualty figures in the final phases of the war at the request of the LTTE. Meanwhile, health workers who have escaped Vanni have slammed the international community for allowing the detainment of the doctors and questioned the validity of their statements in light of the ‘precarious position’ they face.

  146. “The world has allowed the government to demonise and incarcerate these heroes, who worked tirelessly to assist civilians within the conflict zone when no one else did,” said a Vavuniyaa based health professional.

    “Keeping into account the precarious position the doctors are in, and the grave dangers they face at the hands of the Sri Lankan authorities, one must be sceptical of their retractions,” he warned.

  147. I think the Doctors have told what the world needs to hear !! under the custody of state terror, release them & hear!!!

  148. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    About 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the nation’s bloody civil war, senior international aid sources have told The Times.

    The death toll will add to concerns that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to halt a humanitarian catastrophe after announcing victory over the Tamil Tiger terrorist organisation in May. It may also lend credence to allegations that the Government, which has termed the internment sites “welfare villages”, has actually constructed concentration camps to house 300,000 people.

    Mangala Samaraweera, the former Foreign Minister and now an opposition MP, said: “There are allegations that the Government is attempting to change the ethnic balance of the area. Influential people close to the Government have argued for such a solution.”

    News of the death rate came as the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that it had been asked to scale down its operations by the Sri Lankan authorities, which insist that they have the situation under control.

  149. Ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka
    The Institute of Race Relations' director explains the roots of ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka in a speech to 'Marxism 2009'.
    'It's difficult to talk dispassionately about what is going on in my country, when the horror of what the government is doing to a civilian Tamil population – already shelled and burned out of their existence and now herded into concentration camps and starved of food and medicine – revisits me to the pogrom of 1958 when my parents' house was attacked by a Sinhalese mob, my nephew had petrol thrown on him and burnt alive, and friends and relatives disappeared into refugee camps. I was a Tamil married to a Sinhalese with three children, and I could only see a future of hate stretching out before them. I left with my family, and came to England.

    There is nothing, nothing, so horrendous as communal war, ethnic war. Overnight your friend becomes your enemy, every look of your neighbour is laden with threat, every passer-by is an informant. You walk the streets on tiptoe, casting nervous glances over your shoulder; you are tight, on edge, the sky lowers with menace.

    Only one thing is worse – and that is when your government exploits communal differences, stokes ethnic and religious fears, all in the pursuit of power. In the process, it engenders a political culture of censorship and disinformation, assassination of journalists who speak out, extra-judicial killings by police and army, government without opposition – a culture that has to be broken if it is not to descend into dictatorship.

    And it is with that in mind that I want to examine briefly the 150 years (more or less) of British rule, the sixty years of independence, the fifty years of ethnic cleansing within that and, within that, the twenty-five years of civil war that have brought Sri Lanka to this pass.

    The Portuguese and the Dutch had occupied the Maritime Provinces in the 16th-18th centuries in pursuit of the spice trade and strategic sea routes. But it was the British who from 1815 came to occupy the whole of the country, turned paddy fields into tea estates, dispossessed the peasantry and brought in indentured labour from South India to work in the plantations. English was made the official language and Christianity the favoured religion and a pervasive British culture won over the subject peoples to their own subjection. Incidentally, it is important to distinguish between the Tamils who were brought to Ceylon by the British and the indigenous Tamils who have been there from time immemorial.

    Ceylon got its independence in 1948 on the back of the Indian nationalist struggle. Hence it did not go through the process of nation building that a nationalist struggle involves. Instead, it was regarded as a model colony -with an English-educated elite, universal suffrage, and an elected assembly – deserving of self-government.

    These however turned out to be the trappings of capitalist democracy super-imposed on a feudal infrastructure – a democratic top-dressing on a feudal base. But then, colonial capitalism is a hybrid, a mutant. It underdevelops some parts of the country while the part it develops is not consonant with the country's needs or growth. Nor does it throw up institutions and structures that sustain democracy. Capitalism in the periphery, unlike capitalism at the centre, does not engender an organic relationship between the political, economic and cultural instances. It is a disorganic capitalism that produces disorganic development and a malformed democracy.

    Power, then, was still in the hands of the feudal elite, the landed aristocracy. And almost the first thing that an independent government under D. S. Senanayake, "the father of the nation", did was to disenfranchise the "plantation Tamils" who were now into their third and fourth generations – thereby establishing a Sinhalese electoral majority in the upcountry areas. This was followed by colonisation schemes that settled Sinhalese peasants in the predominantly Tamil-speaking north-east – thereby changing the ethnic demography of the area. And although elections were on party lines, the parties themselves – with the exception of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Trotskyists and the Communist Party (CP) – operated on feudal allegiances. Hence the government that ensued was government by dynasty. The first prime minister was succeeded by his son, Dudley Senanayake, and subsequently by his nephew, Sir John Kotelawela and so on. So that the ruling United National Party, (U.N.P.), was more appositely known as the Uncle Nephew Party.

    The breakthrough came in 1956 when the Oxford-educated Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike decided that the only way that a distant relative like him could break into the dynastic succession was to resort to the ethnic politics of language and religion that would guarantee him a ready-made electoral majority. The Sinhala speaking population, after all, amounted to something like 70 per cent (the Tamils around 20 per cent) and they were mostly Buddhists. All he was doing, as a nationalist and patriot was returning power to the people, restituting their ancient rights. And so he came to power on the twin platforms of making Sinhala the official language and Buddhism the state religion. The language policy was to be introduced within 24 hours of his taking office – and all government servants would have to learn to conduct business in Sinhala within a given period if they were to keep their jobs. Sinhala would also constitute the medium of instruction in schools.

    Bandaranaike had struck at the heart of Tamil livelihood and achievement. Coming from the arid north of the country, where nothing grew except children, the Tamil man's chief industry was the government service, and education, English education, his passport. And Britain's divide and rule policies encouraged and reinforced the growth of a class of Tamil bureaucrats. So that at independence they were over-represented in the administrative services and the professions.

    Bandaranaike's policies were meant to put an end to that but, in the event, they degraded the mother tongue of a people who held up Tamil as an ancient language (which it was) and its considerable literature as their bounteous heritage. In protest Tamil leaders staged a mass non-violent sit-down in front of the Houses of Parliament and were beaten up by government-sponsored goondas for their pains – giving meaning to the phrase sitting ducks.

    And there begins the two trajectories of ethnic cleansing: the "legal" and the illegal, the civil and the military, the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary, each overlapping and reinforcing each other. Ethnic cleansing is a process not an isolate, genocide its logical conclusion.

    The prime minister, having divested himself of his Oxford bags for national dress, Christianity for Buddhism, English for Sinhala, was caught now between his social democratic principles and his nationalist practice, and proposed to make Tamil a regional language. But his ministers and the Opposition upped the racist ante and the Buddhist monks, whom Bandaranaike himself was instrumental in bringing out of the monasteries and on to the hustings where their influence was decisive, demanded that he return to his original remit. Peaceful Tamil demonstrations were met with police violence, participants travelling to a Tamil convention in the North in May 1958 were taken off the trains, cars and buses and beaten up by goon squads organised by Sinhalese politicians. Attacks on Tamils in their homes, on the street and work-places right across the country followed. Bandaranaike vacillated and a monk shot him dead. The chickens had come home to roost.

    From then on the pattern of Tamil subjugation was set: racist legislation followed by Tamil resistance, followed by conciliatory government gestures, followed by Opposition rejectionism, followed by anti-Tamil riots instigated by Buddhist priests and politicians, escalating Tamil resistance, and so on – except that the mode of resistance varied and intensified with each tightening of the ethnic-cleansing screw and led to armed struggle and civil war.

    I do not want to go into the details of that sequence here (for those who are interested there is a 1984 article of mine on the IRR's website which goes into the specifics and is entitled 'Sri Lanka: racism and the politics of underdevelopment'). It is enough to note the key acts of successive Sinhalese-dominated governments that led to the spiralling cycle of repression and resistance. If Mr Bandaranaike had cut out the mother tongue of the Tamils, it was left to Mrs Bandaranaike to bring the Tamils down to their knees – by using the language provision to remove and exclude Tamils from the police, the army, the courts and government service generally, further colonising traditionally Tamil areas of the north-east with Sinhalese from the South, repatriating the already disenfranchised Indian Tamil plantation workers and, more crucially, requiring Tamil students to score higher marks than their Sinhalese counterparts to enter university – on the grounds that Tamils should not continue to be over-represented in higher education and the professions.

    At one stroke, Mrs Bandaranaike had cut the ground from under the feet of Tamil youth. At one stroke she had blighted their future. You take away a people's language and you take away their identity. You take away their land and you take away their livelihood. You take away their education and you take away their hopes and aspirations. They had seen their parents try reason and reconciliation, but to no avail. They had seen them try non-violent resistance only to be met with violence. They had seen their representatives in the Federal Party running between the government and the Opposition with their electoral begging bowl. And they had seen the Left, the Trotskyists and the CP, who had once stood square against racist laws and for the parity of language, succumb at last to Mrs Bandaranaike's blandishments of nationalisation in exchange for dropping their call for parity, and join her United Front government.

    The Left in Ceylon, and the Trotskyist LSSP, in particular, had hitherto had a noble history. Formed in the 1930s, during the malaria epidemic and led by doctors, they had set up people's dispensaries in the villages to treat patients free of charge. They had, along with the CP, politicised the urban working class and engendered a flourishing trade union movement. And in 1953, when the UNP government withdrew its subsidised rice ration at a time of rising food prices, they brought out the country in a hartal (cessation of all work) and drove a beleaguered cabinet into the safety of a ship in the harbour. But 1953 also marks the Left's failure – for instead of pressing home the advantage, a middle-class leadership took fright at the enormity of its own success, agreed to talks and called off the hartal. The moment of revolution had passed, and from then on Parliament became the Left's pitch – landing them, as I mentioned before, in Mrs Bandaranaike's racist government. But the final degradation was yet to come. Asked to frame a new constitution, Dr Colin R de Silva, LSSP historian, now made a constitutional proviso for the repatriation of disenfranchised Tamil plantation workers.

    There was still the self-styled Marxist Sinhala youth movement, the JVP, the People's Liberation Front, whom the Bandaranaike government had to contend with. But their insurrection in 1971 was ruthlessly put down and their protagonists murdered by the army and the police. Their politics though claiming to be Marxist stirred up racial animosity by stoking fears of "Indian expansionism". Their second coming in 1987-89, though laced with anti-Tamil propaganda, was even more mercilessly put down by the Jayawardene government. Today they are the most virulent racists in the Rajapakse coalition government – second only to the Aryanists of the JHU, National Heritage Party of the Buddhist monks.

    The degradation of the Left engendered the degradation of the intelligentsia who now turned to middle of the road reformist politics. The Tamil youth looked around and saw no allies in the South. Nothing and no one seemed to work for them. They had only themselves to rely on. They had no choice but to take up arms. (The violence of the violated is never a matter of choice, but a symptom of choicelessness – and often it is a violence that takes on a life of its own and becomes distorted and self-defeating.)

    The youths began with robbing a bank or two, stealing arms from police stations – and making their getaway on bicycles. The north, and Jaffna in particular, is not orthodox guerrilla country with mountains and forests to hide in, but its villages – a maze of narrow twisting lanes and by-lanes tucked away behind large dense palmyrah-leaf fences – are bicycle country inhospitable to motor vehicles. Bicycles, besides, were the Jaffna man's chief mode of transport even in the towns, and "the getaways" were lost among them. And as the frustrations of the police increased and the stories of the hold-ups became legend, the parents and elders closed ranks behind their young. Their generation had been stereotyped as weak and cowardly and they had been brought down to their knees by government after Sinhalese government. Their young had now set them on their feet. They were "their Boys" and "Thambi" (younger brother) their leader. They would keep faith by them, give them sanctuary, let them disappear among their midst – be water to their fish.

    But the romance of the Robin Hood period turned sour and vicious in the late 1970s when the Jayawardene government let the police loose in Jaffna to break up peaceful demonstrations, arrest and torture Tamil youth, burn down the Jaffna bazaar when refused free foodstuffs – and generally lord over it the Tamil people. And this in turn led to the reprisal killings of policemen by the Boys. In 1979 the government passed the Prevention of Terrorism Act and sent the army to Jaffna with instructions to "wipe out terrorism within six months". The imprisonment and torture of innocent Tamils that followed in the wake of the PTA drove the civilian population further into the arms of the emerging militant groups, all demanding a separate Tamil state, Eelam, the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) the most militant of them.

    In 1981 security forces burnt down the Jaffna library, with its "ola" manuscripts and rare literature, the epicentre of Tamil learning and culture. In the same year Gandhiyam, a refugee camp turned farm, set up by a Tamil doctor to restore refugees to some sort of normal life, was over-run by the police – and its organisers killed or imprisoned. In 1983 the Tigers killed thirteen soldiers in Jaffna and the government brought their bodies to Colombo and put them on display before an angry Sinhalese crowd and so provoked "the riots"(pogroms really) that followed culminating in the killing of Tamils prisoners in Welikade jail, awaiting trial under the PTA, by Sinhalese prisoners whose cells the guards forgot to lock!

    That's when the civil war began in earnest – with each side, the government and the guerrillas, ratcheting up the terror count, with the occasional pause for "talks" or peace mediation, during which each side refurbished its forces and came out more intransigent than ever. The government now added an official military dimension to civil ethnic cleansing by letting loose its private armies to terrorise Tamils and drive them from their homes. Refugee camps were attacked, its inmates killed or driven out, Tamil plantation workers were forcibly taken from their houses and dumped hundreds of miles away by thugs in the pay of the Minister of Industries in trucks provided by him. (The state against its Tamils.)

    The LTTE's guerrilla struggle, likewise, had degenerated into ad hoc militarism with suicide bombings and assassinations. And politics went out of the window. The military tail had begun to wag the political dog – and instead of winning people to their cause, whether among the Sinhalese or their own people, the Tigers began to eliminate anyone who stood in their way, be it one of their own dissenters or the Indian prime minister – an act of self-defeat in that it alienated the Tamils of India. Two years later, 1993, they assassinated Sri Lanka's President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The final self-defeat came in 2004 with the defection of Muralitharan, their military strategist and their second-in-command to the side of the Rajapakse government. And it was the inside information that he and his men provided on guerrilla positions and strategies that helped the government to finally overcome the Tigers. He is today the Chief Minister of the Eastern province and a member of the Rajapakse government and held up as a symbol of the government's goodwill towards the Tamils, and an indication of its intention to afford them some sort of regional government.

    But the President's own actions since the defeat of the Tigers and, more importantly, the political culture that his government, even more than all the previous governments, has created, belies any such democratic outcome. For what has evolved in sixty years of independence is an ethnocentric Sinhala-Buddhist polity reared on falsified history reinforced by feudal customs and myths, with a voting system that seals the ethnic majority in power for ever – while reducing the party system to a war between dynasties, flanked by monks and militias.

    And within that polity the Rajapakse government or, rather cabal (he has three brothers in the cabinet) has instituted a regime of blanket censorship under cover of which it has conducted a ruthless war not just against the equally ruthless Tigers but against harmless Tamil civilians, a "war without witness" someone termed it, while feeding the Sinhalese public with government-manufactured facts and seeing off any journalist who dared to criticise the government. (You will all remember the case of Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sunday Leader, who sent a letter to his friend President Rajapakse, excoriating him for murders of outspoken journalists and predicting his own at the hands of government thugs. And so it came to pass.)

    What, in sum, we are faced with in my country today, is a brainwashed people, brought up on lies and myths, their intelligentsia told what to think, their journalists forbidden to speak the truth on pain of death, the militarising of civil society and the silencing of all opposition. A nation bound together by the effete ties of language, race and religion has arrived at the cross-roads between parliamentary dictatorship and fascism.

    It is for the Sinhalese people I fear now – for if they come for me in the morning, they'll come for you that night.' http://www.irr.org.uk/2009/july/ha000021.html

  150. Doctors’ orders http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_
    Colombo’s order to the Red Cross to cut back its work at Tamil internment camps is an outrage. The world must boycott Sri Lanka until it starts releasing detainees
    There is something despicable about forcing doctors to lie about war crimes. By their calling, doctors are committed to relieving human suffering, to helping the sick and preventing disease. It is therefore particularly disturbing to see the five doctors who remained with the besieged Tamil civilians as the Sri Lankan Army closed in being paraded before journalists to deny their earlier casualty reports. Men who risked their lives to save lives are now being forced to take part in a political charade to cover up the appalling suffering two months ago — suffering that is still being inflicted on 300,000 Tamils interned in detention camps in northern Sri Lanka.

    As the army squeezed the Tamil Tigers into an ever smaller strip of beach, the doctors were the only source of news about the slaughter caused by the military’s indiscriminate shelling. The United Nations found that more than 7,000 civilians were killed between January and May. Subsequent aerial photographs of beach graves, revealed in The Times, suggested that the figure was more than 20,000. World outrage embarrassed the Colombo Government. The doctors were swiftly arrested and nothing further was heard of them until Wednesday.

    Their recantation, clearly made under duress, was as ludicrous as it was humiliating. Mechanically rehearsed but clearly nervous, they drastically reduced the death toll estimates, denied that a key hospital had been shelled and insisted that they had been forced to exaggerate the totals by Tiger fighters. In response the UN yesterday asserted tersely that it stood by its figures.

    Few people will be fooled by Colombo’s crude attempt at a propaganda victory. For the Government took a far more sinister and callous step yesterday when it ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to scale back its operations in Sri Lanka, leave the camps where it has been monitoring conditions and halt its aid programmes. The need for expatriate assistance was much less now than before, the Government asserted. Sri Lankans were fully able to meet all the needs of those detained in “welfare villages”.

    The claim is an outrageous lie. Senior international aid figures said yesterday that about 1,400 people a week are dying at one of the big internment camps. Tamil civilians, rounded up after the government victory on the pretext of a security need to weed out former fighters, are suffering from hunger, disease, insanitary conditions, overcrowding and the enforced separation of families. The Government has taken almost no steps to free them. Indeed, a former Sri Lankan foreign minister has accused it of a policy of deliberate “ethnic cleansing” to change the population balance.

    Colombo’s order puts the Red Cross in a difficult position. Historically, it has rarely spoken out — even about Nazi concentration camps — so as not to jeopardise access to those in greatest danger. It was the only aid agency allowed inside the war zone in the final stages of the conflict. But its few statements angered the Government. Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps.

    If the Red Cross is forced to withdraw, however, the outside world should step in. The Sri Lankan Government is awaiting a $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to address its balance-of-payments crisis and postwar development. None of this money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins. A nation cannot run concentration camps and expect the world to look away.

  151. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq
    COLOMBO (AFP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had been ordered by Sri Lanka to scale down relief operations in the island where it has been helping civilian war victims.

    As a result, the ICRC said it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the battle-scarred northeast which was the focus of the final government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended in outright victory in May.

    "Following the cessation of active hostilities between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the government of Sri Lanka has asked the ICRC to scale down its operations in the country," the charity said.

  152. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    About 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the nation’s bloody civil war, senior international aid sources have told The Times.

    The death toll will add to concerns that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to halt a humanitarian catastrophe after announcing victory over the Tamil Tiger terrorist organisation in May. It may also lend credence to allegations that the Government, which has termed the internment sites “welfare villages”, has actually constructed concentration camps to house 300,000 people.

    Mangala Samaraweera, the former Foreign Minister and now an opposition MP, said: “There are allegations that the Government is attempting to change the ethnic balance of the area. Influential people close to the Government have argued for such a solution.”

    News of the death rate came as the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that it had been asked to scale down its operations by the Sri Lankan authorities, which insist that they have the situation under control.

  153. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    About 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the nation’s bloody civil war, senior international aid sources have told The Times.

    The death toll will add to concerns that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to halt a humanitarian catastrophe after announcing victory over the Tamil Tiger terrorist organisation in May. It may also lend credence to allegations that the Government, which has termed the internment sites “welfare villages”, has actually constructed concentration camps to house 300,000 people.

    Mangala Samaraweera, the former Foreign Minister and now an opposition MP, said: “There are allegations that the Government is attempting to change the ethnic balance of the area. Influential people close to the Government have argued for such a solution.”

    News of the death rate came as the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that it had been asked to scale down its operations by the Sri Lankan authorities, which insist that they have the situation under control.

  154. Ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka
    The Institute of Race Relations' director explains the roots of ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka in a speech to 'Marxism 2009'.
    'It's difficult to talk dispassionately about what is going on in my country, when the horror of what the government is doing to a civilian Tamil population – already shelled and burned out of their existence and now herded into concentration camps and starved of food and medicine – revisits me to the pogrom of 1958 when my parents' house was attacked by a Sinhalese mob, my nephew had petrol thrown on him and burnt alive, and friends and relatives disappeared into refugee camps. I was a Tamil married to a Sinhalese with three children, and I could only see a future of hate stretching out before them. I left with my family, and came to England.

    There is nothing, nothing, so horrendous as communal war, ethnic war. Overnight your friend becomes your enemy, every look of your neighbour is laden with threat, every passer-by is an informant. You walk the streets on tiptoe, casting nervous glances over your shoulder; you are tight, on edge, the sky lowers with menace.

    Only one thing is worse – and that is when your government exploits communal differences, stokes ethnic and religious fears, all in the pursuit of power. In the process, it engenders a political culture of censorship and disinformation, assassination of journalists who speak out, extra-judicial killings by police and army, government without opposition – a culture that has to be broken if it is not to descend into dictatorship.

    And it is with that in mind that I want to examine briefly the 150 years (more or less) of British rule, the sixty years of independence, the fifty years of ethnic cleansing within that and, within that, the twenty-five years of civil war that have brought Sri Lanka to this pass.

    The Portuguese and the Dutch had occupied the Maritime Provinces in the 16th-18th centuries in pursuit of the spice trade and strategic sea routes. But it was the British who from 1815 came to occupy the whole of the country, turned paddy fields into tea estates, dispossessed the peasantry and brought in indentured labour from South India to work in the plantations. English was made the official language and Christianity the favoured religion and a pervasive British culture won over the subject peoples to their own subjection. Incidentally, it is important to distinguish between the Tamils who were brought to Ceylon by the British and the indigenous Tamils who have been there from time immemorial.

    Ceylon got its independence in 1948 on the back of the Indian nationalist struggle. Hence it did not go through the process of nation building that a nationalist struggle involves. Instead, it was regarded as a model colony -with an English-educated elite, universal suffrage, and an elected assembly – deserving of self-government.

    These however turned out to be the trappings of capitalist democracy super-imposed on a feudal infrastructure – a democratic top-dressing on a feudal base. But then, colonial capitalism is a hybrid, a mutant. It underdevelops some parts of the country while the part it develops is not consonant with the country's needs or growth. Nor does it throw up institutions and structures that sustain democracy. Capitalism in the periphery, unlike capitalism at the centre, does not engender an organic relationship between the political, economic and cultural instances. It is a disorganic capitalism that produces disorganic development and a malformed democracy.

    Power, then, was still in the hands of the feudal elite, the landed aristocracy. And almost the first thing that an independent government under D. S. Senanayake, "the father of the nation", did was to disenfranchise the "plantation Tamils" who were now into their third and fourth generations – thereby establishing a Sinhalese electoral majority in the upcountry areas. This was followed by colonisation schemes that settled Sinhalese peasants in the predominantly Tamil-speaking north-east – thereby changing the ethnic demography of the area. And although elections were on party lines, the parties themselves – with the exception of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Trotskyists and the Communist Party (CP) – operated on feudal allegiances. Hence the government that ensued was government by dynasty. The first prime minister was succeeded by his son, Dudley Senanayake, and subsequently by his nephew, Sir John Kotelawela and so on. So that the ruling United National Party, (U.N.P.), was more appositely known as the Uncle Nephew Party.

    The breakthrough came in 1956 when the Oxford-educated Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike decided that the only way that a distant relative like him could break into the dynastic succession was to resort to the ethnic politics of language and religion that would guarantee him a ready-made electoral majority. The Sinhala speaking population, after all, amounted to something like 70 per cent (the Tamils around 20 per cent) and they were mostly Buddhists. All he was doing, as a nationalist and patriot was returning power to the people, restituting their ancient rights. And so he came to power on the twin platforms of making Sinhala the official language and Buddhism the state religion. The language policy was to be introduced within 24 hours of his taking office – and all government servants would have to learn to conduct business in Sinhala within a given period if they were to keep their jobs. Sinhala would also constitute the medium of instruction in schools.

    Bandaranaike had struck at the heart of Tamil livelihood and achievement. Coming from the arid north of the country, where nothing grew except children, the Tamil man's chief industry was the government service, and education, English education, his passport. And Britain's divide and rule policies encouraged and reinforced the growth of a class of Tamil bureaucrats. So that at independence they were over-represented in the administrative services and the professions.

    Bandaranaike's policies were meant to put an end to that but, in the event, they degraded the mother tongue of a people who held up Tamil as an ancient language (which it was) and its considerable literature as their bounteous heritage. In protest Tamil leaders staged a mass non-violent sit-down in front of the Houses of Parliament and were beaten up by government-sponsored goondas for their pains – giving meaning to the phrase sitting ducks.

    And there begins the two trajectories of ethnic cleansing: the "legal" and the illegal, the civil and the military, the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary, each overlapping and reinforcing each other. Ethnic cleansing is a process not an isolate, genocide its logical conclusion.

    The prime minister, having divested himself of his Oxford bags for national dress, Christianity for Buddhism, English for Sinhala, was caught now between his social democratic principles and his nationalist practice, and proposed to make Tamil a regional language. But his ministers and the Opposition upped the racist ante and the Buddhist monks, whom Bandaranaike himself was instrumental in bringing out of the monasteries and on to the hustings where their influence was decisive, demanded that he return to his original remit. Peaceful Tamil demonstrations were met with police violence, participants travelling to a Tamil convention in the North in May 1958 were taken off the trains, cars and buses and beaten up by goon squads organised by Sinhalese politicians. Attacks on Tamils in their homes, on the street and work-places right across the country followed. Bandaranaike vacillated and a monk shot him dead. The chickens had come home to roost.

    From then on the pattern of Tamil subjugation was set: racist legislation followed by Tamil resistance, followed by conciliatory government gestures, followed by Opposition rejectionism, followed by anti-Tamil riots instigated by Buddhist priests and politicians, escalating Tamil resistance, and so on – except that the mode of resistance varied and intensified with each tightening of the ethnic-cleansing screw and led to armed struggle and civil war.

    I do not want to go into the details of that sequence here (for those who are interested there is a 1984 article of mine on the IRR's website which goes into the specifics and is entitled 'Sri Lanka: racism and the politics of underdevelopment'). It is enough to note the key acts of successive Sinhalese-dominated governments that led to the spiralling cycle of repression and resistance. If Mr Bandaranaike had cut out the mother tongue of the Tamils, it was left to Mrs Bandaranaike to bring the Tamils down to their knees – by using the language provision to remove and exclude Tamils from the police, the army, the courts and government service generally, further colonising traditionally Tamil areas of the north-east with Sinhalese from the South, repatriating the already disenfranchised Indian Tamil plantation workers and, more crucially, requiring Tamil students to score higher marks than their Sinhalese counterparts to enter university – on the grounds that Tamils should not continue to be over-represented in higher education and the professions.

    At one stroke, Mrs Bandaranaike had cut the ground from under the feet of Tamil youth. At one stroke she had blighted their future. You take away a people's language and you take away their identity. You take away their land and you take away their livelihood. You take away their education and you take away their hopes and aspirations. They had seen their parents try reason and reconciliation, but to no avail. They had seen them try non-violent resistance only to be met with violence. They had seen their representatives in the Federal Party running between the government and the Opposition with their electoral begging bowl. And they had seen the Left, the Trotskyists and the CP, who had once stood square against racist laws and for the parity of language, succumb at last to Mrs Bandaranaike's blandishments of nationalisation in exchange for dropping their call for parity, and join her United Front government.

    The Left in Ceylon, and the Trotskyist LSSP, in particular, had hitherto had a noble history. Formed in the 1930s, during the malaria epidemic and led by doctors, they had set up people's dispensaries in the villages to treat patients free of charge. They had, along with the CP, politicised the urban working class and engendered a flourishing trade union movement. And in 1953, when the UNP government withdrew its subsidised rice ration at a time of rising food prices, they brought out the country in a hartal (cessation of all work) and drove a beleaguered cabinet into the safety of a ship in the harbour. But 1953 also marks the Left's failure – for instead of pressing home the advantage, a middle-class leadership took fright at the enormity of its own success, agreed to talks and called off the hartal. The moment of revolution had passed, and from then on Parliament became the Left's pitch – landing them, as I mentioned before, in Mrs Bandaranaike's racist government. But the final degradation was yet to come. Asked to frame a new constitution, Dr Colin R de Silva, LSSP historian, now made a constitutional proviso for the repatriation of disenfranchised Tamil plantation workers.

    There was still the self-styled Marxist Sinhala youth movement, the JVP, the People's Liberation Front, whom the Bandaranaike government had to contend with. But their insurrection in 1971 was ruthlessly put down and their protagonists murdered by the army and the police. Their politics though claiming to be Marxist stirred up racial animosity by stoking fears of "Indian expansionism". Their second coming in 1987-89, though laced with anti-Tamil propaganda, was even more mercilessly put down by the Jayawardene government. Today they are the most virulent racists in the Rajapakse coalition government – second only to the Aryanists of the JHU, National Heritage Party of the Buddhist monks.

    The degradation of the Left engendered the degradation of the intelligentsia who now turned to middle of the road reformist politics. The Tamil youth looked around and saw no allies in the South. Nothing and no one seemed to work for them. They had only themselves to rely on. They had no choice but to take up arms. (The violence of the violated is never a matter of choice, but a symptom of choicelessness – and often it is a violence that takes on a life of its own and becomes distorted and self-defeating.)

    The youths began with robbing a bank or two, stealing arms from police stations – and making their getaway on bicycles. The north, and Jaffna in particular, is not orthodox guerrilla country with mountains and forests to hide in, but its villages – a maze of narrow twisting lanes and by-lanes tucked away behind large dense palmyrah-leaf fences – are bicycle country inhospitable to motor vehicles. Bicycles, besides, were the Jaffna man's chief mode of transport even in the towns, and "the getaways" were lost among them. And as the frustrations of the police increased and the stories of the hold-ups became legend, the parents and elders closed ranks behind their young. Their generation had been stereotyped as weak and cowardly and they had been brought down to their knees by government after Sinhalese government. Their young had now set them on their feet. They were "their Boys" and "Thambi" (younger brother) their leader. They would keep faith by them, give them sanctuary, let them disappear among their midst – be water to their fish.

    But the romance of the Robin Hood period turned sour and vicious in the late 1970s when the Jayawardene government let the police loose in Jaffna to break up peaceful demonstrations, arrest and torture Tamil youth, burn down the Jaffna bazaar when refused free foodstuffs – and generally lord over it the Tamil people. And this in turn led to the reprisal killings of policemen by the Boys. In 1979 the government passed the Prevention of Terrorism Act and sent the army to Jaffna with instructions to "wipe out terrorism within six months". The imprisonment and torture of innocent Tamils that followed in the wake of the PTA drove the civilian population further into the arms of the emerging militant groups, all demanding a separate Tamil state, Eelam, the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) the most militant of them.

    In 1981 security forces burnt down the Jaffna library, with its "ola" manuscripts and rare literature, the epicentre of Tamil learning and culture. In the same year Gandhiyam, a refugee camp turned farm, set up by a Tamil doctor to restore refugees to some sort of normal life, was over-run by the police – and its organisers killed or imprisoned. In 1983 the Tigers killed thirteen soldiers in Jaffna and the government brought their bodies to Colombo and put them on display before an angry Sinhalese crowd and so provoked "the riots"(pogroms really) that followed culminating in the killing of Tamils prisoners in Welikade jail, awaiting trial under the PTA, by Sinhalese prisoners whose cells the guards forgot to lock!

    That's when the civil war began in earnest – with each side, the government and the guerrillas, ratcheting up the terror count, with the occasional pause for "talks" or peace mediation, during which each side refurbished its forces and came out more intransigent than ever. The government now added an official military dimension to civil ethnic cleansing by letting loose its private armies to terrorise Tamils and drive them from their homes. Refugee camps were attacked, its inmates killed or driven out, Tamil plantation workers were forcibly taken from their houses and dumped hundreds of miles away by thugs in the pay of the Minister of Industries in trucks provided by him. (The state against its Tamils.)

    The LTTE's guerrilla struggle, likewise, had degenerated into ad hoc militarism with suicide bombings and assassinations. And politics went out of the window. The military tail had begun to wag the political dog – and instead of winning people to their cause, whether among the Sinhalese or their own people, the Tigers began to eliminate anyone who stood in their way, be it one of their own dissenters or the Indian prime minister – an act of self-defeat in that it alienated the Tamils of India. Two years later, 1993, they assassinated Sri Lanka's President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The final self-defeat came in 2004 with the defection of Muralitharan, their military strategist and their second-in-command to the side of the Rajapakse government. And it was the inside information that he and his men provided on guerrilla positions and strategies that helped the government to finally overcome the Tigers. He is today the Chief Minister of the Eastern province and a member of the Rajapakse government and held up as a symbol of the government's goodwill towards the Tamils, and an indication of its intention to afford them some sort of regional government.

    But the President's own actions since the defeat of the Tigers and, more importantly, the political culture that his government, even more than all the previous governments, has created, belies any such democratic outcome. For what has evolved in sixty years of independence is an ethnocentric Sinhala-Buddhist polity reared on falsified history reinforced by feudal customs and myths, with a voting system that seals the ethnic majority in power for ever – while reducing the party system to a war between dynasties, flanked by monks and militias.

    And within that polity the Rajapakse government or, rather cabal (he has three brothers in the cabinet) has instituted a regime of blanket censorship under cover of which it has conducted a ruthless war not just against the equally ruthless Tigers but against harmless Tamil civilians, a "war without witness" someone termed it, while feeding the Sinhalese public with government-manufactured facts and seeing off any journalist who dared to criticise the government. (You will all remember the case of Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sunday Leader, who sent a letter to his friend President Rajapakse, excoriating him for murders of outspoken journalists and predicting his own at the hands of government thugs. And so it came to pass.)

    What, in sum, we are faced with in my country today, is a brainwashed people, brought up on lies and myths, their intelligentsia told what to think, their journalists forbidden to speak the truth on pain of death, the militarising of civil society and the silencing of all opposition. A nation bound together by the effete ties of language, race and religion has arrived at the cross-roads between parliamentary dictatorship and fascism.

    It is for the Sinhalese people I fear now – for if they come for me in the morning, they'll come for you that night.' http://www.irr.org.uk/2009/july/ha000021.html

  155. Ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka
    The Institute of Race Relations' director explains the roots of ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka in a speech to 'Marxism 2009'.
    'It's difficult to talk dispassionately about what is going on in my country, when the horror of what the government is doing to a civilian Tamil population – already shelled and burned out of their existence and now herded into concentration camps and starved of food and medicine – revisits me to the pogrom of 1958 when my parents' house was attacked by a Sinhalese mob, my nephew had petrol thrown on him and burnt alive, and friends and relatives disappeared into refugee camps. I was a Tamil married to a Sinhalese with three children, and I could only see a future of hate stretching out before them. I left with my family, and came to England.

    There is nothing, nothing, so horrendous as communal war, ethnic war. Overnight your friend becomes your enemy, every look of your neighbour is laden with threat, every passer-by is an informant. You walk the streets on tiptoe, casting nervous glances over your shoulder; you are tight, on edge, the sky lowers with menace.

    Only one thing is worse – and that is when your government exploits communal differences, stokes ethnic and religious fears, all in the pursuit of power. In the process, it engenders a political culture of censorship and disinformation, assassination of journalists who speak out, extra-judicial killings by police and army, government without opposition – a culture that has to be broken if it is not to descend into dictatorship.

    And it is with that in mind that I want to examine briefly the 150 years (more or less) of British rule, the sixty years of independence, the fifty years of ethnic cleansing within that and, within that, the twenty-five years of civil war that have brought Sri Lanka to this pass.

    The Portuguese and the Dutch had occupied the Maritime Provinces in the 16th-18th centuries in pursuit of the spice trade and strategic sea routes. But it was the British who from 1815 came to occupy the whole of the country, turned paddy fields into tea estates, dispossessed the peasantry and brought in indentured labour from South India to work in the plantations. English was made the official language and Christianity the favoured religion and a pervasive British culture won over the subject peoples to their own subjection. Incidentally, it is important to distinguish between the Tamils who were brought to Ceylon by the British and the indigenous Tamils who have been there from time immemorial.

    Ceylon got its independence in 1948 on the back of the Indian nationalist struggle. Hence it did not go through the process of nation building that a nationalist struggle involves. Instead, it was regarded as a model colony -with an English-educated elite, universal suffrage, and an elected assembly – deserving of self-government.

    These however turned out to be the trappings of capitalist democracy super-imposed on a feudal infrastructure – a democratic top-dressing on a feudal base. But then, colonial capitalism is a hybrid, a mutant. It underdevelops some parts of the country while the part it develops is not consonant with the country's needs or growth. Nor does it throw up institutions and structures that sustain democracy. Capitalism in the periphery, unlike capitalism at the centre, does not engender an organic relationship between the political, economic and cultural instances. It is a disorganic capitalism that produces disorganic development and a malformed democracy.

    Power, then, was still in the hands of the feudal elite, the landed aristocracy. And almost the first thing that an independent government under D. S. Senanayake, "the father of the nation", did was to disenfranchise the "plantation Tamils" who were now into their third and fourth generations – thereby establishing a Sinhalese electoral majority in the upcountry areas. This was followed by colonisation schemes that settled Sinhalese peasants in the predominantly Tamil-speaking north-east – thereby changing the ethnic demography of the area. And although elections were on party lines, the parties themselves – with the exception of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Trotskyists and the Communist Party (CP) – operated on feudal allegiances. Hence the government that ensued was government by dynasty. The first prime minister was succeeded by his son, Dudley Senanayake, and subsequently by his nephew, Sir John Kotelawela and so on. So that the ruling United National Party, (U.N.P.), was more appositely known as the Uncle Nephew Party.

    The breakthrough came in 1956 when the Oxford-educated Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike decided that the only way that a distant relative like him could break into the dynastic succession was to resort to the ethnic politics of language and religion that would guarantee him a ready-made electoral majority. The Sinhala speaking population, after all, amounted to something like 70 per cent (the Tamils around 20 per cent) and they were mostly Buddhists. All he was doing, as a nationalist and patriot was returning power to the people, restituting their ancient rights. And so he came to power on the twin platforms of making Sinhala the official language and Buddhism the state religion. The language policy was to be introduced within 24 hours of his taking office – and all government servants would have to learn to conduct business in Sinhala within a given period if they were to keep their jobs. Sinhala would also constitute the medium of instruction in schools.

    Bandaranaike had struck at the heart of Tamil livelihood and achievement. Coming from the arid north of the country, where nothing grew except children, the Tamil man's chief industry was the government service, and education, English education, his passport. And Britain's divide and rule policies encouraged and reinforced the growth of a class of Tamil bureaucrats. So that at independence they were over-represented in the administrative services and the professions.

    Bandaranaike's policies were meant to put an end to that but, in the event, they degraded the mother tongue of a people who held up Tamil as an ancient language (which it was) and its considerable literature as their bounteous heritage. In protest Tamil leaders staged a mass non-violent sit-down in front of the Houses of Parliament and were beaten up by government-sponsored goondas for their pains – giving meaning to the phrase sitting ducks.

    And there begins the two trajectories of ethnic cleansing: the "legal" and the illegal, the civil and the military, the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary, each overlapping and reinforcing each other. Ethnic cleansing is a process not an isolate, genocide its logical conclusion.

    The prime minister, having divested himself of his Oxford bags for national dress, Christianity for Buddhism, English for Sinhala, was caught now between his social democratic principles and his nationalist practice, and proposed to make Tamil a regional language. But his ministers and the Opposition upped the racist ante and the Buddhist monks, whom Bandaranaike himself was instrumental in bringing out of the monasteries and on to the hustings where their influence was decisive, demanded that he return to his original remit. Peaceful Tamil demonstrations were met with police violence, participants travelling to a Tamil convention in the North in May 1958 were taken off the trains, cars and buses and beaten up by goon squads organised by Sinhalese politicians. Attacks on Tamils in their homes, on the street and work-places right across the country followed. Bandaranaike vacillated and a monk shot him dead. The chickens had come home to roost.

    From then on the pattern of Tamil subjugation was set: racist legislation followed by Tamil resistance, followed by conciliatory government gestures, followed by Opposition rejectionism, followed by anti-Tamil riots instigated by Buddhist priests and politicians, escalating Tamil resistance, and so on – except that the mode of resistance varied and intensified with each tightening of the ethnic-cleansing screw and led to armed struggle and civil war.

    I do not want to go into the details of that sequence here (for those who are interested there is a 1984 article of mine on the IRR's website which goes into the specifics and is entitled 'Sri Lanka: racism and the politics of underdevelopment'). It is enough to note the key acts of successive Sinhalese-dominated governments that led to the spiralling cycle of repression and resistance. If Mr Bandaranaike had cut out the mother tongue of the Tamils, it was left to Mrs Bandaranaike to bring the Tamils down to their knees – by using the language provision to remove and exclude Tamils from the police, the army, the courts and government service generally, further colonising traditionally Tamil areas of the north-east with Sinhalese from the South, repatriating the already disenfranchised Indian Tamil plantation workers and, more crucially, requiring Tamil students to score higher marks than their Sinhalese counterparts to enter university – on the grounds that Tamils should not continue to be over-represented in higher education and the professions.

    At one stroke, Mrs Bandaranaike had cut the ground from under the feet of Tamil youth. At one stroke she had blighted their future. You take away a people's language and you take away their identity. You take away their land and you take away their livelihood. You take away their education and you take away their hopes and aspirations. They had seen their parents try reason and reconciliation, but to no avail. They had seen them try non-violent resistance only to be met with violence. They had seen their representatives in the Federal Party running between the government and the Opposition with their electoral begging bowl. And they had seen the Left, the Trotskyists and the CP, who had once stood square against racist laws and for the parity of language, succumb at last to Mrs Bandaranaike's blandishments of nationalisation in exchange for dropping their call for parity, and join her United Front government.

    The Left in Ceylon, and the Trotskyist LSSP, in particular, had hitherto had a noble history. Formed in the 1930s, during the malaria epidemic and led by doctors, they had set up people's dispensaries in the villages to treat patients free of charge. They had, along with the CP, politicised the urban working class and engendered a flourishing trade union movement. And in 1953, when the UNP government withdrew its subsidised rice ration at a time of rising food prices, they brought out the country in a hartal (cessation of all work) and drove a beleaguered cabinet into the safety of a ship in the harbour. But 1953 also marks the Left's failure – for instead of pressing home the advantage, a middle-class leadership took fright at the enormity of its own success, agreed to talks and called off the hartal. The moment of revolution had passed, and from then on Parliament became the Left's pitch – landing them, as I mentioned before, in Mrs Bandaranaike's racist government. But the final degradation was yet to come. Asked to frame a new constitution, Dr Colin R de Silva, LSSP historian, now made a constitutional proviso for the repatriation of disenfranchised Tamil plantation workers.

    There was still the self-styled Marxist Sinhala youth movement, the JVP, the People's Liberation Front, whom the Bandaranaike government had to contend with. But their insurrection in 1971 was ruthlessly put down and their protagonists murdered by the army and the police. Their politics though claiming to be Marxist stirred up racial animosity by stoking fears of "Indian expansionism". Their second coming in 1987-89, though laced with anti-Tamil propaganda, was even more mercilessly put down by the Jayawardene government. Today they are the most virulent racists in the Rajapakse coalition government – second only to the Aryanists of the JHU, National Heritage Party of the Buddhist monks.

    The degradation of the Left engendered the degradation of the intelligentsia who now turned to middle of the road reformist politics. The Tamil youth looked around and saw no allies in the South. Nothing and no one seemed to work for them. They had only themselves to rely on. They had no choice but to take up arms. (The violence of the violated is never a matter of choice, but a symptom of choicelessness – and often it is a violence that takes on a life of its own and becomes distorted and self-defeating.)

    The youths began with robbing a bank or two, stealing arms from police stations – and making their getaway on bicycles. The north, and Jaffna in particular, is not orthodox guerrilla country with mountains and forests to hide in, but its villages – a maze of narrow twisting lanes and by-lanes tucked away behind large dense palmyrah-leaf fences – are bicycle country inhospitable to motor vehicles. Bicycles, besides, were the Jaffna man's chief mode of transport even in the towns, and "the getaways" were lost among them. And as the frustrations of the police increased and the stories of the hold-ups became legend, the parents and elders closed ranks behind their young. Their generation had been stereotyped as weak and cowardly and they had been brought down to their knees by government after Sinhalese government. Their young had now set them on their feet. They were "their Boys" and "Thambi" (younger brother) their leader. They would keep faith by them, give them sanctuary, let them disappear among their midst – be water to their fish.

    But the romance of the Robin Hood period turned sour and vicious in the late 1970s when the Jayawardene government let the police loose in Jaffna to break up peaceful demonstrations, arrest and torture Tamil youth, burn down the Jaffna bazaar when refused free foodstuffs – and generally lord over it the Tamil people. And this in turn led to the reprisal killings of policemen by the Boys. In 1979 the government passed the Prevention of Terrorism Act and sent the army to Jaffna with instructions to "wipe out terrorism within six months". The imprisonment and torture of innocent Tamils that followed in the wake of the PTA drove the civilian population further into the arms of the emerging militant groups, all demanding a separate Tamil state, Eelam, the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) the most militant of them.

    In 1981 security forces burnt down the Jaffna library, with its "ola" manuscripts and rare literature, the epicentre of Tamil learning and culture. In the same year Gandhiyam, a refugee camp turned farm, set up by a Tamil doctor to restore refugees to some sort of normal life, was over-run by the police – and its organisers killed or imprisoned. In 1983 the Tigers killed thirteen soldiers in Jaffna and the government brought their bodies to Colombo and put them on display before an angry Sinhalese crowd and so provoked "the riots"(pogroms really) that followed culminating in the killing of Tamils prisoners in Welikade jail, awaiting trial under the PTA, by Sinhalese prisoners whose cells the guards forgot to lock!

    That's when the civil war began in earnest – with each side, the government and the guerrillas, ratcheting up the terror count, with the occasional pause for "talks" or peace mediation, during which each side refurbished its forces and came out more intransigent than ever. The government now added an official military dimension to civil ethnic cleansing by letting loose its private armies to terrorise Tamils and drive them from their homes. Refugee camps were attacked, its inmates killed or driven out, Tamil plantation workers were forcibly taken from their houses and dumped hundreds of miles away by thugs in the pay of the Minister of Industries in trucks provided by him. (The state against its Tamils.)

    The LTTE's guerrilla struggle, likewise, had degenerated into ad hoc militarism with suicide bombings and assassinations. And politics went out of the window. The military tail had begun to wag the political dog – and instead of winning people to their cause, whether among the Sinhalese or their own people, the Tigers began to eliminate anyone who stood in their way, be it one of their own dissenters or the Indian prime minister – an act of self-defeat in that it alienated the Tamils of India. Two years later, 1993, they assassinated Sri Lanka's President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The final self-defeat came in 2004 with the defection of Muralitharan, their military strategist and their second-in-command to the side of the Rajapakse government. And it was the inside information that he and his men provided on guerrilla positions and strategies that helped the government to finally overcome the Tigers. He is today the Chief Minister of the Eastern province and a member of the Rajapakse government and held up as a symbol of the government's goodwill towards the Tamils, and an indication of its intention to afford them some sort of regional government.

    But the President's own actions since the defeat of the Tigers and, more importantly, the political culture that his government, even more than all the previous governments, has created, belies any such democratic outcome. For what has evolved in sixty years of independence is an ethnocentric Sinhala-Buddhist polity reared on falsified history reinforced by feudal customs and myths, with a voting system that seals the ethnic majority in power for ever – while reducing the party system to a war between dynasties, flanked by monks and militias.

    And within that polity the Rajapakse government or, rather cabal (he has three brothers in the cabinet) has instituted a regime of blanket censorship under cover of which it has conducted a ruthless war not just against the equally ruthless Tigers but against harmless Tamil civilians, a "war without witness" someone termed it, while feeding the Sinhalese public with government-manufactured facts and seeing off any journalist who dared to criticise the government. (You will all remember the case of Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sunday Leader, who sent a letter to his friend President Rajapakse, excoriating him for murders of outspoken journalists and predicting his own at the hands of government thugs. And so it came to pass.)

    What, in sum, we are faced with in my country today, is a brainwashed people, brought up on lies and myths, their intelligentsia told what to think, their journalists forbidden to speak the truth on pain of death, the militarising of civil society and the silencing of all opposition. A nation bound together by the effete ties of language, race and religion has arrived at the cross-roads between parliamentary dictatorship and fascism.

    It is for the Sinhalese people I fear now – for if they come for me in the morning, they'll come for you that night.' http://www.irr.org.uk/2009/july/ha000021.html

  156. Doctors’ orders http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_
    Colombo’s order to the Red Cross to cut back its work at Tamil internment camps is an outrage. The world must boycott Sri Lanka until it starts releasing detainees
    There is something despicable about forcing doctors to lie about war crimes. By their calling, doctors are committed to relieving human suffering, to helping the sick and preventing disease. It is therefore particularly disturbing to see the five doctors who remained with the besieged Tamil civilians as the Sri Lankan Army closed in being paraded before journalists to deny their earlier casualty reports. Men who risked their lives to save lives are now being forced to take part in a political charade to cover up the appalling suffering two months ago — suffering that is still being inflicted on 300,000 Tamils interned in detention camps in northern Sri Lanka.

    As the army squeezed the Tamil Tigers into an ever smaller strip of beach, the doctors were the only source of news about the slaughter caused by the military’s indiscriminate shelling. The United Nations found that more than 7,000 civilians were killed between January and May. Subsequent aerial photographs of beach graves, revealed in The Times, suggested that the figure was more than 20,000. World outrage embarrassed the Colombo Government. The doctors were swiftly arrested and nothing further was heard of them until Wednesday.

    Their recantation, clearly made under duress, was as ludicrous as it was humiliating. Mechanically rehearsed but clearly nervous, they drastically reduced the death toll estimates, denied that a key hospital had been shelled and insisted that they had been forced to exaggerate the totals by Tiger fighters. In response the UN yesterday asserted tersely that it stood by its figures.

    Few people will be fooled by Colombo’s crude attempt at a propaganda victory. For the Government took a far more sinister and callous step yesterday when it ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to scale back its operations in Sri Lanka, leave the camps where it has been monitoring conditions and halt its aid programmes. The need for expatriate assistance was much less now than before, the Government asserted. Sri Lankans were fully able to meet all the needs of those detained in “welfare villages”.

    The claim is an outrageous lie. Senior international aid figures said yesterday that about 1,400 people a week are dying at one of the big internment camps. Tamil civilians, rounded up after the government victory on the pretext of a security need to weed out former fighters, are suffering from hunger, disease, insanitary conditions, overcrowding and the enforced separation of families. The Government has taken almost no steps to free them. Indeed, a former Sri Lankan foreign minister has accused it of a policy of deliberate “ethnic cleansing” to change the population balance.

    Colombo’s order puts the Red Cross in a difficult position. Historically, it has rarely spoken out — even about Nazi concentration camps — so as not to jeopardise access to those in greatest danger. It was the only aid agency allowed inside the war zone in the final stages of the conflict. But its few statements angered the Government. Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps.

    If the Red Cross is forced to withdraw, however, the outside world should step in. The Sri Lankan Government is awaiting a $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to address its balance-of-payments crisis and postwar development. None of this money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins. A nation cannot run concentration camps and expect the world to look away.

  157. Doctors’ orders http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_
    Colombo’s order to the Red Cross to cut back its work at Tamil internment camps is an outrage. The world must boycott Sri Lanka until it starts releasing detainees
    There is something despicable about forcing doctors to lie about war crimes. By their calling, doctors are committed to relieving human suffering, to helping the sick and preventing disease. It is therefore particularly disturbing to see the five doctors who remained with the besieged Tamil civilians as the Sri Lankan Army closed in being paraded before journalists to deny their earlier casualty reports. Men who risked their lives to save lives are now being forced to take part in a political charade to cover up the appalling suffering two months ago — suffering that is still being inflicted on 300,000 Tamils interned in detention camps in northern Sri Lanka.

    As the army squeezed the Tamil Tigers into an ever smaller strip of beach, the doctors were the only source of news about the slaughter caused by the military’s indiscriminate shelling. The United Nations found that more than 7,000 civilians were killed between January and May. Subsequent aerial photographs of beach graves, revealed in The Times, suggested that the figure was more than 20,000. World outrage embarrassed the Colombo Government. The doctors were swiftly arrested and nothing further was heard of them until Wednesday.

    Their recantation, clearly made under duress, was as ludicrous as it was humiliating. Mechanically rehearsed but clearly nervous, they drastically reduced the death toll estimates, denied that a key hospital had been shelled and insisted that they had been forced to exaggerate the totals by Tiger fighters. In response the UN yesterday asserted tersely that it stood by its figures.

    Few people will be fooled by Colombo’s crude attempt at a propaganda victory. For the Government took a far more sinister and callous step yesterday when it ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to scale back its operations in Sri Lanka, leave the camps where it has been monitoring conditions and halt its aid programmes. The need for expatriate assistance was much less now than before, the Government asserted. Sri Lankans were fully able to meet all the needs of those detained in “welfare villages”.

    The claim is an outrageous lie. Senior international aid figures said yesterday that about 1,400 people a week are dying at one of the big internment camps. Tamil civilians, rounded up after the government victory on the pretext of a security need to weed out former fighters, are suffering from hunger, disease, insanitary conditions, overcrowding and the enforced separation of families. The Government has taken almost no steps to free them. Indeed, a former Sri Lankan foreign minister has accused it of a policy of deliberate “ethnic cleansing” to change the population balance.

    Colombo’s order puts the Red Cross in a difficult position. Historically, it has rarely spoken out — even about Nazi concentration camps — so as not to jeopardise access to those in greatest danger. It was the only aid agency allowed inside the war zone in the final stages of the conflict. But its few statements angered the Government. Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps.

    If the Red Cross is forced to withdraw, however, the outside world should step in. The Sri Lankan Government is awaiting a $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to address its balance-of-payments crisis and postwar development. None of this money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins. A nation cannot run concentration camps and expect the world to look away.

  158. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq
    COLOMBO (AFP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had been ordered by Sri Lanka to scale down relief operations in the island where it has been helping civilian war victims.

    As a result, the ICRC said it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the battle-scarred northeast which was the focus of the final government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended in outright victory in May.

    "Following the cessation of active hostilities between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the government of Sri Lanka has asked the ICRC to scale down its operations in the country," the charity said.

  159. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq
    COLOMBO (AFP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had been ordered by Sri Lanka to scale down relief operations in the island where it has been helping civilian war victims.

    As a result, the ICRC said it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the battle-scarred northeast which was the focus of the final government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended in outright victory in May.

    "Following the cessation of active hostilities between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the government of Sri Lanka has asked the ICRC to scale down its operations in the country," the charity said.

  160. So you intend to post the whole posting instead of the link ??

    One thing you must realise is that opinions could vary from person to person, but, lies ??? Lies cannot take you anywhere !!

    Sorry you are fighting for a none worthy and a lost cause !!

  161. False Statement – above !!

    What do yo believe – the doctors telling that a ruthless terrorist organization telling them to lie or a democratic government investigating and instead of releasing a statement, telling them to come out in public to tell what they want ???

    They will be free in a few days time to live their lives peacefully in this country – but you my friend will not have the peace of mind for the rest of your life if you don't change your attitude !

  162. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6676792.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093
    About 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the nation’s bloody civil war, senior international aid sources have told The Times.

    The death toll will add to concerns that the Sri Lankan Government has failed to halt a humanitarian catastrophe after announcing victory over the Tamil Tiger terrorist organisation in May. It may also lend credence to allegations that the Government, which has termed the internment sites “welfare villages”, has actually constructed concentration camps to house 300,000 people.

    Mangala Samaraweera, the former Foreign Minister and now an opposition MP, said: “There are allegations that the Government is attempting to change the ethnic balance of the area. Influential people close to the Government have argued for such a solution.”

    News of the death rate came as the International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that it had been asked to scale down its operations by the Sri Lankan authorities, which insist that they have the situation under control.

  163. Ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka
    The Institute of Race Relations’ director explains the roots of ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka in a speech to ‘Marxism 2009′.
    ‘It’s difficult to talk dispassionately about what is going on in my country, when the horror of what the government is doing to a civilian Tamil population – already shelled and burned out of their existence and now herded into concentration camps and starved of food and medicine – revisits me to the pogrom of 1958 when my parents’ house was attacked by a Sinhalese mob, my nephew had petrol thrown on him and burnt alive, and friends and relatives disappeared into refugee camps. I was a Tamil married to a Sinhalese with three children, and I could only see a future of hate stretching out before them. I left with my family, and came to England.

    There is nothing, nothing, so horrendous as communal war, ethnic war. Overnight your friend becomes your enemy, every look of your neighbour is laden with threat, every passer-by is an informant. You walk the streets on tiptoe, casting nervous glances over your shoulder; you are tight, on edge, the sky lowers with menace.

    Only one thing is worse – and that is when your government exploits communal differences, stokes ethnic and religious fears, all in the pursuit of power. In the process, it engenders a political culture of censorship and disinformation, assassination of journalists who speak out, extra-judicial killings by police and army, government without opposition – a culture that has to be broken if it is not to descend into dictatorship.

    And it is with that in mind that I want to examine briefly the 150 years (more or less) of British rule, the sixty years of independence, the fifty years of ethnic cleansing within that and, within that, the twenty-five years of civil war that have brought Sri Lanka to this pass.

    The Portuguese and the Dutch had occupied the Maritime Provinces in the 16th-18th centuries in pursuit of the spice trade and strategic sea routes. But it was the British who from 1815 came to occupy the whole of the country, turned paddy fields into tea estates, dispossessed the peasantry and brought in indentured labour from South India to work in the plantations. English was made the official language and Christianity the favoured religion and a pervasive British culture won over the subject peoples to their own subjection. Incidentally, it is important to distinguish between the Tamils who were brought to Ceylon by the British and the indigenous Tamils who have been there from time immemorial.

    Ceylon got its independence in 1948 on the back of the Indian nationalist struggle. Hence it did not go through the process of nation building that a nationalist struggle involves. Instead, it was regarded as a model colony -with an English-educated elite, universal suffrage, and an elected assembly – deserving of self-government.

    These however turned out to be the trappings of capitalist democracy super-imposed on a feudal infrastructure – a democratic top-dressing on a feudal base. But then, colonial capitalism is a hybrid, a mutant. It underdevelops some parts of the country while the part it develops is not consonant with the country’s needs or growth. Nor does it throw up institutions and structures that sustain democracy. Capitalism in the periphery, unlike capitalism at the centre, does not engender an organic relationship between the political, economic and cultural instances. It is a disorganic capitalism that produces disorganic development and a malformed democracy.

    Power, then, was still in the hands of the feudal elite, the landed aristocracy. And almost the first thing that an independent government under D. S. Senanayake, “the father of the nation”, did was to disenfranchise the “plantation Tamils” who were now into their third and fourth generations – thereby establishing a Sinhalese electoral majority in the upcountry areas. This was followed by colonisation schemes that settled Sinhalese peasants in the predominantly Tamil-speaking north-east – thereby changing the ethnic demography of the area. And although elections were on party lines, the parties themselves – with the exception of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Trotskyists and the Communist Party (CP) – operated on feudal allegiances. Hence the government that ensued was government by dynasty. The first prime minister was succeeded by his son, Dudley Senanayake, and subsequently by his nephew, Sir John Kotelawela and so on. So that the ruling United National Party, (U.N.P.), was more appositely known as the Uncle Nephew Party.

    The breakthrough came in 1956 when the Oxford-educated Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike decided that the only way that a distant relative like him could break into the dynastic succession was to resort to the ethnic politics of language and religion that would guarantee him a ready-made electoral majority. The Sinhala speaking population, after all, amounted to something like 70 per cent (the Tamils around 20 per cent) and they were mostly Buddhists. All he was doing, as a nationalist and patriot was returning power to the people, restituting their ancient rights. And so he came to power on the twin platforms of making Sinhala the official language and Buddhism the state religion. The language policy was to be introduced within 24 hours of his taking office – and all government servants would have to learn to conduct business in Sinhala within a given period if they were to keep their jobs. Sinhala would also constitute the medium of instruction in schools.

    Bandaranaike had struck at the heart of Tamil livelihood and achievement. Coming from the arid north of the country, where nothing grew except children, the Tamil man’s chief industry was the government service, and education, English education, his passport. And Britain’s divide and rule policies encouraged and reinforced the growth of a class of Tamil bureaucrats. So that at independence they were over-represented in the administrative services and the professions.

    Bandaranaike’s policies were meant to put an end to that but, in the event, they degraded the mother tongue of a people who held up Tamil as an ancient language (which it was) and its considerable literature as their bounteous heritage. In protest Tamil leaders staged a mass non-violent sit-down in front of the Houses of Parliament and were beaten up by government-sponsored goondas for their pains – giving meaning to the phrase sitting ducks.

    And there begins the two trajectories of ethnic cleansing: the “legal” and the illegal, the civil and the military, the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary, each overlapping and reinforcing each other. Ethnic cleansing is a process not an isolate, genocide its logical conclusion.

    The prime minister, having divested himself of his Oxford bags for national dress, Christianity for Buddhism, English for Sinhala, was caught now between his social democratic principles and his nationalist practice, and proposed to make Tamil a regional language. But his ministers and the Opposition upped the racist ante and the Buddhist monks, whom Bandaranaike himself was instrumental in bringing out of the monasteries and on to the hustings where their influence was decisive, demanded that he return to his original remit. Peaceful Tamil demonstrations were met with police violence, participants travelling to a Tamil convention in the North in May 1958 were taken off the trains, cars and buses and beaten up by goon squads organised by Sinhalese politicians. Attacks on Tamils in their homes, on the street and work-places right across the country followed. Bandaranaike vacillated and a monk shot him dead. The chickens had come home to roost.

    From then on the pattern of Tamil subjugation was set: racist legislation followed by Tamil resistance, followed by conciliatory government gestures, followed by Opposition rejectionism, followed by anti-Tamil riots instigated by Buddhist priests and politicians, escalating Tamil resistance, and so on – except that the mode of resistance varied and intensified with each tightening of the ethnic-cleansing screw and led to armed struggle and civil war.

    I do not want to go into the details of that sequence here (for those who are interested there is a 1984 article of mine on the IRR’s website which goes into the specifics and is entitled ‘Sri Lanka: racism and the politics of underdevelopment’). It is enough to note the key acts of successive Sinhalese-dominated governments that led to the spiralling cycle of repression and resistance. If Mr Bandaranaike had cut out the mother tongue of the Tamils, it was left to Mrs Bandaranaike to bring the Tamils down to their knees – by using the language provision to remove and exclude Tamils from the police, the army, the courts and government service generally, further colonising traditionally Tamil areas of the north-east with Sinhalese from the South, repatriating the already disenfranchised Indian Tamil plantation workers and, more crucially, requiring Tamil students to score higher marks than their Sinhalese counterparts to enter university – on the grounds that Tamils should not continue to be over-represented in higher education and the professions.

    At one stroke, Mrs Bandaranaike had cut the ground from under the feet of Tamil youth. At one stroke she had blighted their future. You take away a people’s language and you take away their identity. You take away their land and you take away their livelihood. You take away their education and you take away their hopes and aspirations. They had seen their parents try reason and reconciliation, but to no avail. They had seen them try non-violent resistance only to be met with violence. They had seen their representatives in the Federal Party running between the government and the Opposition with their electoral begging bowl. And they had seen the Left, the Trotskyists and the CP, who had once stood square against racist laws and for the parity of language, succumb at last to Mrs Bandaranaike’s blandishments of nationalisation in exchange for dropping their call for parity, and join her United Front government.

    The Left in Ceylon, and the Trotskyist LSSP, in particular, had hitherto had a noble history. Formed in the 1930s, during the malaria epidemic and led by doctors, they had set up people’s dispensaries in the villages to treat patients free of charge. They had, along with the CP, politicised the urban working class and engendered a flourishing trade union movement. And in 1953, when the UNP government withdrew its subsidised rice ration at a time of rising food prices, they brought out the country in a hartal (cessation of all work) and drove a beleaguered cabinet into the safety of a ship in the harbour. But 1953 also marks the Left’s failure – for instead of pressing home the advantage, a middle-class leadership took fright at the enormity of its own success, agreed to talks and called off the hartal. The moment of revolution had passed, and from then on Parliament became the Left’s pitch – landing them, as I mentioned before, in Mrs Bandaranaike’s racist government. But the final degradation was yet to come. Asked to frame a new constitution, Dr Colin R de Silva, LSSP historian, now made a constitutional proviso for the repatriation of disenfranchised Tamil plantation workers.

    There was still the self-styled Marxist Sinhala youth movement, the JVP, the People’s Liberation Front, whom the Bandaranaike government had to contend with. But their insurrection in 1971 was ruthlessly put down and their protagonists murdered by the army and the police. Their politics though claiming to be Marxist stirred up racial animosity by stoking fears of “Indian expansionism”. Their second coming in 1987-89, though laced with anti-Tamil propaganda, was even more mercilessly put down by the Jayawardene government. Today they are the most virulent racists in the Rajapakse coalition government – second only to the Aryanists of the JHU, National Heritage Party of the Buddhist monks.

    The degradation of the Left engendered the degradation of the intelligentsia who now turned to middle of the road reformist politics. The Tamil youth looked around and saw no allies in the South. Nothing and no one seemed to work for them. They had only themselves to rely on. They had no choice but to take up arms. (The violence of the violated is never a matter of choice, but a symptom of choicelessness – and often it is a violence that takes on a life of its own and becomes distorted and self-defeating.)

    The youths began with robbing a bank or two, stealing arms from police stations – and making their getaway on bicycles. The north, and Jaffna in particular, is not orthodox guerrilla country with mountains and forests to hide in, but its villages – a maze of narrow twisting lanes and by-lanes tucked away behind large dense palmyrah-leaf fences – are bicycle country inhospitable to motor vehicles. Bicycles, besides, were the Jaffna man’s chief mode of transport even in the towns, and “the getaways” were lost among them. And as the frustrations of the police increased and the stories of the hold-ups became legend, the parents and elders closed ranks behind their young. Their generation had been stereotyped as weak and cowardly and they had been brought down to their knees by government after Sinhalese government. Their young had now set them on their feet. They were “their Boys” and “Thambi” (younger brother) their leader. They would keep faith by them, give them sanctuary, let them disappear among their midst – be water to their fish.

    But the romance of the Robin Hood period turned sour and vicious in the late 1970s when the Jayawardene government let the police loose in Jaffna to break up peaceful demonstrations, arrest and torture Tamil youth, burn down the Jaffna bazaar when refused free foodstuffs – and generally lord over it the Tamil people. And this in turn led to the reprisal killings of policemen by the Boys. In 1979 the government passed the Prevention of Terrorism Act and sent the army to Jaffna with instructions to “wipe out terrorism within six months”. The imprisonment and torture of innocent Tamils that followed in the wake of the PTA drove the civilian population further into the arms of the emerging militant groups, all demanding a separate Tamil state, Eelam, the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) the most militant of them.

    In 1981 security forces burnt down the Jaffna library, with its “ola” manuscripts and rare literature, the epicentre of Tamil learning and culture. In the same year Gandhiyam, a refugee camp turned farm, set up by a Tamil doctor to restore refugees to some sort of normal life, was over-run by the police – and its organisers killed or imprisoned. In 1983 the Tigers killed thirteen soldiers in Jaffna and the government brought their bodies to Colombo and put them on display before an angry Sinhalese crowd and so provoked “the riots”(pogroms really) that followed culminating in the killing of Tamils prisoners in Welikade jail, awaiting trial under the PTA, by Sinhalese prisoners whose cells the guards forgot to lock!

    That’s when the civil war began in earnest – with each side, the government and the guerrillas, ratcheting up the terror count, with the occasional pause for “talks” or peace mediation, during which each side refurbished its forces and came out more intransigent than ever. The government now added an official military dimension to civil ethnic cleansing by letting loose its private armies to terrorise Tamils and drive them from their homes. Refugee camps were attacked, its inmates killed or driven out, Tamil plantation workers were forcibly taken from their houses and dumped hundreds of miles away by thugs in the pay of the Minister of Industries in trucks provided by him. (The state against its Tamils.)

    The LTTE’s guerrilla struggle, likewise, had degenerated into ad hoc militarism with suicide bombings and assassinations. And politics went out of the window. The military tail had begun to wag the political dog – and instead of winning people to their cause, whether among the Sinhalese or their own people, the Tigers began to eliminate anyone who stood in their way, be it one of their own dissenters or the Indian prime minister – an act of self-defeat in that it alienated the Tamils of India. Two years later, 1993, they assassinated Sri Lanka’s President Ranasinghe Premadasa. The final self-defeat came in 2004 with the defection of Muralitharan, their military strategist and their second-in-command to the side of the Rajapakse government. And it was the inside information that he and his men provided on guerrilla positions and strategies that helped the government to finally overcome the Tigers. He is today the Chief Minister of the Eastern province and a member of the Rajapakse government and held up as a symbol of the government’s goodwill towards the Tamils, and an indication of its intention to afford them some sort of regional government.

    But the President’s own actions since the defeat of the Tigers and, more importantly, the political culture that his government, even more than all the previous governments, has created, belies any such democratic outcome. For what has evolved in sixty years of independence is an ethnocentric Sinhala-Buddhist polity reared on falsified history reinforced by feudal customs and myths, with a voting system that seals the ethnic majority in power for ever – while reducing the party system to a war between dynasties, flanked by monks and militias.

    And within that polity the Rajapakse government or, rather cabal (he has three brothers in the cabinet) has instituted a regime of blanket censorship under cover of which it has conducted a ruthless war not just against the equally ruthless Tigers but against harmless Tamil civilians, a “war without witness” someone termed it, while feeding the Sinhalese public with government-manufactured facts and seeing off any journalist who dared to criticise the government. (You will all remember the case of Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sunday Leader, who sent a letter to his friend President Rajapakse, excoriating him for murders of outspoken journalists and predicting his own at the hands of government thugs. And so it came to pass.)

    What, in sum, we are faced with in my country today, is a brainwashed people, brought up on lies and myths, their intelligentsia told what to think, their journalists forbidden to speak the truth on pain of death, the militarising of civil society and the silencing of all opposition. A nation bound together by the effete ties of language, race and religion has arrived at the cross-roads between parliamentary dictatorship and fascism.

    It is for the Sinhalese people I fear now – for if they come for me in the morning, they’ll come for you that night.’
    http://www.irr.org.uk/2009/july/ha000021.html

  164. Doctors’ orders
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article6676993.ece
    Colombo’s order to the Red Cross to cut back its work at Tamil internment camps is an outrage. The world must boycott Sri Lanka until it starts releasing detainees
    There is something despicable about forcing doctors to lie about war crimes. By their calling, doctors are committed to relieving human suffering, to helping the sick and preventing disease. It is therefore particularly disturbing to see the five doctors who remained with the besieged Tamil civilians as the Sri Lankan Army closed in being paraded before journalists to deny their earlier casualty reports. Men who risked their lives to save lives are now being forced to take part in a political charade to cover up the appalling suffering two months ago — suffering that is still being inflicted on 300,000 Tamils interned in detention camps in northern Sri Lanka.

    As the army squeezed the Tamil Tigers into an ever smaller strip of beach, the doctors were the only source of news about the slaughter caused by the military’s indiscriminate shelling. The United Nations found that more than 7,000 civilians were killed between January and May. Subsequent aerial photographs of beach graves, revealed in The Times, suggested that the figure was more than 20,000. World outrage embarrassed the Colombo Government. The doctors were swiftly arrested and nothing further was heard of them until Wednesday.

    Their recantation, clearly made under duress, was as ludicrous as it was humiliating. Mechanically rehearsed but clearly nervous, they drastically reduced the death toll estimates, denied that a key hospital had been shelled and insisted that they had been forced to exaggerate the totals by Tiger fighters. In response the UN yesterday asserted tersely that it stood by its figures.

    Few people will be fooled by Colombo’s crude attempt at a propaganda victory. For the Government took a far more sinister and callous step yesterday when it ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to scale back its operations in Sri Lanka, leave the camps where it has been monitoring conditions and halt its aid programmes. The need for expatriate assistance was much less now than before, the Government asserted. Sri Lankans were fully able to meet all the needs of those detained in “welfare villages”.

    The claim is an outrageous lie. Senior international aid figures said yesterday that about 1,400 people a week are dying at one of the big internment camps. Tamil civilians, rounded up after the government victory on the pretext of a security need to weed out former fighters, are suffering from hunger, disease, insanitary conditions, overcrowding and the enforced separation of families. The Government has taken almost no steps to free them. Indeed, a former Sri Lankan foreign minister has accused it of a policy of deliberate “ethnic cleansing” to change the population balance.

    Colombo’s order puts the Red Cross in a difficult position. Historically, it has rarely spoken out — even about Nazi concentration camps — so as not to jeopardise access to those in greatest danger. It was the only aid agency allowed inside the war zone in the final stages of the conflict. But its few statements angered the Government. Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps.

    If the Red Cross is forced to withdraw, however, the outside world should step in. The Sri Lankan Government is awaiting a $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to address its balance-of-payments crisis and postwar development. None of this money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins. A nation cannot run concentration camps and expect the world to look away.

  165. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i6ES6wUAR8NTrBSaOY1s9sN4ZNRw
    COLOMBO (AFP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it had been ordered by Sri Lanka to scale down relief operations in the island where it has been helping civilian war victims.

    As a result, the ICRC said it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the battle-scarred northeast which was the focus of the final government offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels that ended in outright victory in May.

    “Following the cessation of active hostilities between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the government of Sri Lanka has asked the ICRC to scale down its operations in the country,” the charity said.

  166. So you intend to post the whole posting instead of the link ??

    One thing you must realise is that opinions could vary from person to person, but, lies ??? Lies cannot take you anywhere !!

    Sorry you are fighting for a none worthy and a lost cause !!

  167. False Statement – above !!

    What do yo believe – the doctors telling that a ruthless terrorist organization telling them to lie or a democratic government investigating and instead of releasing a statement, telling them to come out in public to tell what they want ???

    They will be free in a few days time to live their lives peacefully in this country – but you my friend will not have the peace of mind for the rest of your life if you don’t change your attitude !

  168. Hi Story teller (Roshan – Shelter)
    I tell you a Story

    Once upon a Time THOGE Aachi biwa wine
    &
    Siya langate going

    yako

    Dhunna ekak paying

    I have talk to some people in Vanni Manic Farm camp. They told me cauze of SL Army they must say Bad Stories about LTTE. otherwise they wil be killed.
    it is the same with the doctors. if Doctores tell the truth about LTTE, they will be killed.
    even Karuna is in 24hours in CID custody. Karuna can't wear shoes with ropes. cauze he may harm him self.

    Sri Lanka smile now and CRY later.

    You have to answer the International Community very soon.

    c u soon guys

  169. Hi Story teller (Roshan – Shelter)
    I tell you a Story

    Once upon a Time THOGE Aachi biwa wine
    &
    Siya langate going

    yako

    Dhunna ekak paying

    I have talk to some people in Vanni Manic Farm camp. They told me cauze of SL Army they must say Bad Stories about LTTE. otherwise they wil be killed.
    it is the same with the doctors. if Doctores tell the truth about LTTE, they will be killed.
    even Karuna is in 24hours in CID custody. Karuna can’t wear shoes with ropes. cauze he may harm him self.

    Sri Lanka smile now and CRY later.

    You have to answer the International Community very soon.

    c u soon guys

  170. Hello Alfonso !! Good to hear from you man !! For a moment I thought that you raped a woman in the country you lived in and was sent to Jail since you seem to be doing about Grand Mothers as per your above mail !!

    There is no way on earth you could have spoken to anybody there because the communications are barred !! Still have LTTE fellows in there with the innocent civilians – so no chances taken…. Hence – U R LYING AS USUAL !!

    We answer to no body !! We never did and never will – this is an independent country and so it shall be.. I don't think the world would like to see Sri Lanka, India, China, Cuba, south America and a few other countries getting together to form a new alliance which would not be healthy to the west. I personally wouldn't like that either…

  171. Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    The statements met with scepticism from human rights campaigners. Sam Zarifi, the Asia- Pacific director for Amnesty International, said that they were “expected and predicted”. He added: “There are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary, and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment.”

  172. Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    The statements met with scepticism from human rights campaigners. Sam Zarifi, the Asia- Pacific director for Amnesty International, said that they were “expected and predicted”. He added: “There are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary, and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment.”

  173. Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    The statements met with scepticism from human rights campaigners. Sam Zarifi, the Asia- Pacific director for Amnesty International, said that they were “expected and predicted”. He added: “There are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary, and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment.”

  174. Hello Alfonso !! Good to hear from you man !! For a moment I thought that you raped a woman in the country you lived in and was sent to Jail since you seem to be doing about Grand Mothers as per your above mail !!

    There is no way on earth you could have spoken to anybody there because the communications are barred !! Still have LTTE fellows in there with the innocent civilians – so no chances taken…. Hence – U R LYING AS USUAL !!

    We answer to no body !! We never did and never will – this is an independent country and so it shall be.. I don’t think the world would like to see Sri Lanka, India, China, Cuba, south America and a few other countries getting together to form a new alliance which would not be healthy to the west. I personally wouldn’t like that either…

  175. Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6676792.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093
    The statements met with scepticism from human rights campaigners. Sam Zarifi, the Asia- Pacific director for Amnesty International, said that they were “expected and predicted”. He added: “There are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary, and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment.”

  176. Shelter (Roshan) is a Govermant appointed agent and he writes article in Defence.lk
    Shelter is payed by Gottabaya to coverup the GENOCIDE wich made by SRI LANKAN TERRORIST STATE.
    as we can see that Shelter (Roshan) has no proves at all. He post only defence.lk article as proves and those are writen by him to coverup SL Terrorisem against Thamils.
    What to do? in SL Sinhalees must favour their Modaya (Tamil- Madayan. English-Foolish) Leaders to earn money.
    ex:-
    * Vimal Weeravanse (former JVP party leader) now has his own Party. this man praise Rjapakse 24 hours and he got 2 seats at this moment at Parlimant
    * Mervin Silva is a uneducated fool in the SL Parlimant. He praise Rajapakse 48 hours (even in sleep) and remain in Parlimant
    * Karuna (former LTTE Rapist and Looter) Prasing Rajapakse infront of anybody and anytime to Survive. This man has got exactly the same Post as MR. ERIC SOLHEIM. ( I have my own doubts about Mr. Eric Solheim)
    * Douglas Devananda (He is a wanted person in India for Murdering People)
    I can go through all the names and info's.
    This is very sad situation in SL.
    Yesterday i listend to the speach of Pr. Barak Obama in Ghana. i think this message is very suitable for SL too.

    Hi Shelter (Roshan) what about, if i pay you some hundreds Rupees can you write about my Mango Tree? or maybe about Gottabaya's secret life in USA?
    the second one wil cost your life. so don't do that. cauze i Love u di.

    Sri Lanka is a FOOLISHman Country with a ANIMAL Flag
    in Thamil = Moodanin Dhesamum Mirugathin Kodyum
    in Sinhala= Modayage Rate Murugayage Kodiya

    I am not living somewhere else man. I am living very close to you at Bamba.

  177. Shelter (Roshan) is a Govermant appointed agent and he writes article in Defence.lk
    Shelter is payed by Gottabaya to coverup the GENOCIDE wich made by SRI LANKAN TERRORIST STATE.
    as we can see that Shelter (Roshan) has no proves at all. He post only defence.lk article as proves and those are writen by him to coverup SL Terrorisem against Thamils.
    What to do? in SL Sinhalees must favour their Modaya (Tamil- Madayan. English-Foolish) Leaders to earn money.
    ex:-
    * Vimal Weeravanse (former JVP party leader) now has his own Party. this man praise Rjapakse 24 hours and he got 2 seats at this moment at Parlimant
    * Mervin Silva is a uneducated fool in the SL Parlimant. He praise Rajapakse 48 hours (even in sleep) and remain in Parlimant
    * Karuna (former LTTE Rapist and Looter) Prasing Rajapakse infront of anybody and anytime to Survive. This man has got exactly the same Post as MR. ERIC SOLHEIM. ( I have my own doubts about Mr. Eric Solheim)
    * Douglas Devananda (He is a wanted person in India for Murdering People)
    I can go through all the names and info’s.
    This is very sad situation in SL.
    Yesterday i listend to the speach of Pr. Barak Obama in Ghana. i think this message is very suitable for SL too.

    Hi Shelter (Roshan) what about, if i pay you some hundreds Rupees can you write about my Mango Tree? or maybe about Gottabaya’s secret life in USA?
    the second one wil cost your life. so don’t do that. cauze i Love u di.

    Sri Lanka is a FOOLISHman Country with a ANIMAL Flag
    in Thamil = Moodanin Dhesamum Mirugathin Kodyum
    in Sinhala= Modayage Rate Murugayage Kodiya

    I am not living somewhere else man. I am living very close to you at Bamba.

  178. The TULF President, a strong critic of the LTTE, urged Rajapaksa to visit some of the camps to assess the situation.
    "I am acting on the assumption that many happenings in the IDP Camps are not brought to your notice. Seeing is believing and a visit to some of the IDP Camps by you is long over due," he said.
    "Your decision, which I am sure, will open the eyes of some who think that we can play with the lives of over 300,000 odd IDPs who are suffering for no faults of theirs," Anandasangaree said.
    He said the authorities in an IDP camp in Pulmoddai in Mullaittivu had denied release of a one-your-old child along with the 61-year-old Grandmother with whom the child is now staying there.
    The TULF leader said while the father of the child had his left leg amputated and was in Pulmoddai, the child's mother had her right leg amputated and was now in Vavuniya.
    "This type of incidents are available in abundance in various camps," he said, adding thousands of people from his constituencies in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu have come to the IDP camps in the North.
    "I heard and continue to hear a number of stories, some of which moved me to tears. It is the injured and the pregnant women who suffer the worst, without proper and prompt attention," the Tamil leader said.

    Displaced Tamils Feel Being Kept in Open Prison in Camps http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?662579

  179. The TULF President, a strong critic of the LTTE, urged Rajapaksa to visit some of the camps to assess the situation.
    "I am acting on the assumption that many happenings in the IDP Camps are not brought to your notice. Seeing is believing and a visit to some of the IDP Camps by you is long over due," he said.
    "Your decision, which I am sure, will open the eyes of some who think that we can play with the lives of over 300,000 odd IDPs who are suffering for no faults of theirs," Anandasangaree said.
    He said the authorities in an IDP camp in Pulmoddai in Mullaittivu had denied release of a one-your-old child along with the 61-year-old Grandmother with whom the child is now staying there.
    The TULF leader said while the father of the child had his left leg amputated and was in Pulmoddai, the child's mother had her right leg amputated and was now in Vavuniya.
    "This type of incidents are available in abundance in various camps," he said, adding thousands of people from his constituencies in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu have come to the IDP camps in the North.
    "I heard and continue to hear a number of stories, some of which moved me to tears. It is the injured and the pregnant women who suffer the worst, without proper and prompt attention," the Tamil leader said.

    Displaced Tamils Feel Being Kept in Open Prison in Camps http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?662579

  180. The TULF President, a strong critic of the LTTE, urged Rajapaksa to visit some of the camps to assess the situation.
    "I am acting on the assumption that many happenings in the IDP Camps are not brought to your notice. Seeing is believing and a visit to some of the IDP Camps by you is long over due," he said.
    "Your decision, which I am sure, will open the eyes of some who think that we can play with the lives of over 300,000 odd IDPs who are suffering for no faults of theirs," Anandasangaree said.
    He said the authorities in an IDP camp in Pulmoddai in Mullaittivu had denied release of a one-your-old child along with the 61-year-old Grandmother with whom the child is now staying there.
    The TULF leader said while the father of the child had his left leg amputated and was in Pulmoddai, the child's mother had her right leg amputated and was now in Vavuniya.
    "This type of incidents are available in abundance in various camps," he said, adding thousands of people from his constituencies in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu have come to the IDP camps in the North.
    "I heard and continue to hear a number of stories, some of which moved me to tears. It is the injured and the pregnant women who suffer the worst, without proper and prompt attention," the Tamil leader said.

    Displaced Tamils Feel Being Kept in Open Prison in Camps http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?662579

  181. The TULF President, a strong critic of the LTTE, urged Rajapaksa to visit some of the camps to assess the situation.
    “I am acting on the assumption that many happenings in the IDP Camps are not brought to your notice. Seeing is believing and a visit to some of the IDP Camps by you is long over due,” he said.
    “Your decision, which I am sure, will open the eyes of some who think that we can play with the lives of over 300,000 odd IDPs who are suffering for no faults of theirs,” Anandasangaree said.
    He said the authorities in an IDP camp in Pulmoddai in Mullaittivu had denied release of a one-your-old child along with the 61-year-old Grandmother with whom the child is now staying there.
    The TULF leader said while the father of the child had his left leg amputated and was in Pulmoddai, the child’s mother had her right leg amputated and was now in Vavuniya.
    “This type of incidents are available in abundance in various camps,” he said, adding thousands of people from his constituencies in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu have come to the IDP camps in the North.
    “I heard and continue to hear a number of stories, some of which moved me to tears. It is the injured and the pregnant women who suffer the worst, without proper and prompt attention,” the Tamil leader said.

    Displaced Tamils Feel Being Kept in Open Prison in Camps
    http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?662579

  182. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it's death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”

    Death and destruction in a Terror Island

    Fifty thousand innocent men, women and children were brutally murdered on the sandy beaches and in the jungles of Sri Lanka, by the Sri Lankan Military while the whole world stood back and watched.

    Three hundred thousands are now locked up in the death camps of Sri Lanka. Men are tortured, Women are abused and raped, Children are psychologically tormented, foreign media is banned, aid workers are blocked and the Tamils are now let to die like flies without proper food, medicine and water. Dead bodies are thrown outside the tents and let to rot while the young and old stand in the hot sun for hours to beg for food.

  183. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it’s death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”

    Death and destruction in a Terror Island

    Fifty thousand innocent men, women and children were brutally murdered on the sandy beaches and in the jungles of Sri Lanka, by the Sri Lankan Military while the whole world stood back and watched.

    Three hundred thousands are now locked up in the death camps of Sri Lanka. Men are tortured, Women are abused and raped, Children are psychologically tormented, foreign media is banned, aid workers are blocked and the Tamils are now let to die like flies without proper food, medicine and water. Dead bodies are thrown outside the tents and let to rot while the young and old stand in the hot sun for hours to beg for food.

  184. More than two months after declaring victory over Tamil Tiger guerillas, Sri Lanka’s government is continuing to hold hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil civilians in what it calls “welfare villages,” but what increasingly look like military internment camps.
    The civilians, many of whom were held hostage by the guerrillas in the bloody last stage of the long war, are not being allowed out of the camps, and access by human-rights organizations or journalists is highly restricted.
    The government claims it is looking for Tamil Tigers among the refugees and clearing Tamil villages of landmines before letting people return. It may well be that there are former guerrillas hiding among the civilians — the Tamil Tigers had no compunctions about using civilians as cannon fodder or forcibly conscripting men and children. But the screening process is dragging on far too long. And many refugees see it as another abuse of the country’s Tamil minority. As one prominent Tamil politician told The New York Times’s Lydia Polgreen, “This is simply asking for another conflict later on down the road.” If President Mahinda Rajapaksa means it when he says he seeks reconciliation with the Tamils, he should start by letting these people return to their homes.
    The government’s strict control on visits to the camps has also raised suspicions that it may be trying to block any investigation into possible government abuses committed in the last months of the war. Soldiers corralled the Tigers, along with hundreds of thousands of civilians into a narrow stretch of beach and, according to human-rights organizations, shelled the area repeatedly. The United Nations says that thousands of civilians were killed, though how and by whom remains murky in the absence of independent investigations.
    Donor countries — including the United States, the European Union and Japan — as well as international aid organizations are helping provide food, shelter and clothing to the camps. Most have kept quiet so far about the Tamils’ plight, evidently fearful that criticizing conditions in the camps could get them thrown out of the camps. The time for silence is over. The best way to help the Tamils is by demanding their freedom and an end to their long ordeal.

  185. More than two months after declaring victory over Tamil Tiger guerillas, Sri Lanka’s government is continuing to hold hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil civilians in what it calls “welfare villages,” but what increasingly look like military internment camps.
    The civilians, many of whom were held hostage by the guerrillas in the bloody last stage of the long war, are not being allowed out of the camps, and access by human-rights organizations or journalists is highly restricted.
    The government claims it is looking for Tamil Tigers among the refugees and clearing Tamil villages of landmines before letting people return. It may well be that there are former guerrillas hiding among the civilians — the Tamil Tigers had no compunctions about using civilians as cannon fodder or forcibly conscripting men and children. But the screening process is dragging on far too long. And many refugees see it as another abuse of the country’s Tamil minority. As one prominent Tamil politician told The New York Times’s Lydia Polgreen, “This is simply asking for another conflict later on down the road.” If President Mahinda Rajapaksa means it when he says he seeks reconciliation with the Tamils, he should start by letting these people return to their homes.
    The government’s strict control on visits to the camps has also raised suspicions that it may be trying to block any investigation into possible government abuses committed in the last months of the war. Soldiers corralled the Tigers, along with hundreds of thousands of civilians into a narrow stretch of beach and, according to human-rights organizations, shelled the area repeatedly. The United Nations says that thousands of civilians were killed, though how and by whom remains murky in the absence of independent investigations.
    Donor countries — including the United States, the European Union and Japan — as well as international aid organizations are helping provide food, shelter and clothing to the camps. Most have kept quiet so far about the Tamils’ plight, evidently fearful that criticizing conditions in the camps could get them thrown out of the camps. The time for silence is over. The best way to help the Tamils is by demanding their freedom and an end to their long ordeal.

  186. The World want Thamils to forget their Political problems. Remember Abdulla Ocealan from Turkey. He is a Kurd from Turkey and fought for freedom of Kurds. When the US started war on Iraq, they needed a Airbase. Turkey was the only country who helped US with Airbase to attack Iraq. And we must not FORGET how US THANKED Turkey for their help. US helped and played a biggest role to arrest Abdulla Ocelan. without USA Abdulla was never capteurd by Turks. After arresting of Abdulla, Kurds went on streets in Berlin, London and elswhere and some protesters set themself on fire in London. and after 10 years arresting Abdulla Ocelan, Kurds goes on Berlin Street (in Germany lives hundreds of thousands of Kurds). This is how WORLD undermined the Problems of Kurds. But at the same time USA used Kurds in Iraq to capture Saddam Husein.

    This is what the World thinks about Thamils. That diaspora Thamils wil forget all the Political Genocide and go further with their lifes.
    I have my own doubts about Erik Solheim. when you look to the Thamil TRAITOR Karuna, they both have the same post in their Govermants.

    I still wonder, why accept Vanni no any Thamils put their comments here?
    The world try to brainwosh our people in SL by giving them second hand clothes and some facilities. We have to educate our people to fight for their wrights.

  187. The World want Thamils to forget their Political problems. Remember Abdulla Ocealan from Turkey. He is a Kurd from Turkey and fought for freedom of Kurds. When the US started war on Iraq, they needed a Airbase. Turkey was the only country who helped US with Airbase to attack Iraq. And we must not FORGET how US THANKED Turkey for their help. US helped and played a biggest role to arrest Abdulla Ocelan. without USA Abdulla was never capteurd by Turks. After arresting of Abdulla, Kurds went on streets in Berlin, London and elswhere and some protesters set themself on fire in London. and after 10 years arresting Abdulla Ocelan, Kurds goes on Berlin Street (in Germany lives hundreds of thousands of Kurds). This is how WORLD undermined the Problems of Kurds. But at the same time USA used Kurds in Iraq to capture Saddam Husein.

    This is what the World thinks about Thamils. That diaspora Thamils wil forget all the Political Genocide and go further with their lifes.
    I have my own doubts about Erik Solheim. when you look to the Thamil TRAITOR Karuna, they both have the same post in their Govermants.

    I still wonder, why accept Vanni no any Thamils put their comments here?
    The world try to brainwosh our people in SL by giving them second hand clothes and some facilities. We have to educate our people to fight for their wrights.

  188. I’m a bit shocked about the IMF giving the loan to Sri Lanka , after Sri Lankan mass murders butchered 20 000 innocent people in 1 day and continuing to kill 1 400 hindu tamils a week in concentration camps, they are rewarded with 1.5 billion $ …..
    It’s shocking!! It’s like rewarding Hitler for murder of civilians in his concentration camps.
    In Sri Lanka concentration camps starving women, children elderly, injured are dying. The conditions are horrific: lack of shelter, hygiene, medical treatment, food and water (people have to wait for 3 days to get water under scorching sun).Traumatized mothers are forcibly separated from their children and are not allowed to visit one another. Many husbands separated from their ladies…Can you imagine to worry sick day and night about your loved ones? Many young girls are disappearing never to be seen again.
    11 Tamil Tigers combatant’s throats were cut, while they were sleeping. Many raped and killed…. There is constantly unbearable climate fear and helplessness of enslaved innocent people, who done nothing wrong to anyone …. There is no protection under the law. There is no justice or fairness.. Any complains are met with severe beatings….
    Sri Lanka treats innocent people in concentration camps worse than animals…
    It’s just unbelievable…. the horrors, the horrors !!!!!!!!

    Oh please for the humanity, where is kindness and compassion!?
    Sri Lanka is the TEARDROP on the conscience of the world…

  189. I’m a bit shocked about the IMF giving the loan to Sri Lanka , after Sri Lankan mass murders butchered 20 000 innocent people in 1 day and continuing to kill 1 400 hindu tamils a week in concentration camps, they are rewarded with 1.5 billion $ …..
    It’s shocking!! It’s like rewarding Hitler for murder of civilians in his concentration camps.
    In Sri Lanka concentration camps starving women, children elderly, injured are dying. The conditions are horrific: lack of shelter, hygiene, medical treatment, food and water (people have to wait for 3 days to get water under scorching sun).Traumatized mothers are forcibly separated from their children and are not allowed to visit one another. Many husbands separated from their ladies…Can you imagine to worry sick day and night about your loved ones? Many young girls are disappearing never to be seen again.
    11 Tamil Tigers combatant’s throats were cut, while they were sleeping. Many raped and killed…. There is constantly unbearable climate fear and helplessness of enslaved innocent people, who done nothing wrong to anyone …. There is no protection under the law. There is no justice or fairness.. Any complains are met with severe beatings….
    Sri Lanka treats innocent people in concentration camps worse than animals…
    It’s just unbelievable…. the horrors, the horrors !!!!!!!!

    Oh please for the humanity, where is kindness and compassion!?
    Sri Lanka is the TEARDROP on the conscience of the world…

  190. The Govt. death squad kill the arrested Tamil Tiger leaders in the prisons – Sri lanka Guardian
    Information filtering through highly restricted government sources confirms that number of LTTE leaders arrested in the IDP camps immediately after the defeat of the LTTE have been killed after severe torturing in the prisons in the southern Sri Lanka, the information reveals through Sri Lanka Guardian.
    More over it states that, ‘Over one hundred odd LTTE men have been silently and systematically wiped out by the government death squads’ said one source. The sources said LTTE’s Balakumar (former EROS head), Yogaratnam Yogi, Karikalan and Pulavar Puthuvai were some of those being killed. They were arrested in the IDP camps and taken to Colombo for interrogation.
    ‘The government is maintaining dumbfounded silence about their arrests and whereabouts and only revealing the situation faced by Thaya Master and Suba Thamilchelvan’s interpreter George to sidetrack the massacre’ said another source anonymously. The sources further said that the government failed to report the arrests and whereabouts of the LTTE men to the ICRC. The TNA parliamentarians too are maintaining silence and this is causing disquiet and further fuelling concerns. http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  191. Foul odor from Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery
    According to information foul smell is from the Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery. Such horrible smell is due to the daily deaths occurring at the Vavuniya detention camps. Hence village people are facing immense hardships due to this awful odor.
    Bodies of dead persons from the detention camps are buried in massive pits, and while such burial is occurring, the previous decayed bodies buried had been taken out, but it is not again buried was according to information.
    Meanwhile those dead at the Vavuniya hospital also are buried at the Poonthottam cemetery, hence,public request the government officials to take adequate to sort out this rotten situation’ http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  192. Sri Lanka will not allow reporters into Vavuniyaa and Jaffna to cover the local government elections to be held there on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. “The government did not give a reason for banning reporters, but it cites security reasons for denying entry to any outsider,” AP reported. The towns are accessible with Defence ministry permission and “even residents can't leave without permission,” AP report said. Meanwhile, an elections watchdog, PAFFREL (People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections) said there seemed to be little public interest in the polls as people were preoccupied with the plight of their relatives in government’s military-run internment camps. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  193. You LTTE supporters are pathetic.

    You still haven't given up lying after all this time and stuck in your little own worlds wondering how the Sri Lankan government is getting all the support under the sun from the governments and institutions world over right?

    I saw a pathetic effort to even get the Son of the president involved saying that he was slung with poo and mud when he visited a camp in Vavuniya. How desperate can you losers be to post a picture, after his Rugger match (for those who do not know – he is the full back for the Navy rugby team) with the Kandy team ?? Of course you get mud when you play in the rain and to get one of those pics and say it is after a mud sling in camps proves the pathetic situation you are in.

    The world knows why the camps are required and they support the cause. So no matter how hard you try to deviate the purpose, apart from a few who are stuck with you in an imaginative lie, the ones who know the cause moves on and supports the cause. The promise of sending them home remains and even yesterday, 1,500 families were sent back to their houses which are now cleared off land mines and booby traps that were laid by the people you worship – the same people who killed 70,000 of your own kind. Most of you are in Europe or Canada – try and live a good life at least now without wasting time and crying over a Terrorist group !

  194. The Govt. death squad kill the arrested Tamil Tiger leaders in the prisons – Sri lanka Guardian
    Information filtering through highly restricted government sources confirms that number of LTTE leaders arrested in the IDP camps immediately after the defeat of the LTTE have been killed after severe torturing in the prisons in the southern Sri Lanka, the information reveals through Sri Lanka Guardian.
    More over it states that, ‘Over one hundred odd LTTE men have been silently and systematically wiped out by the government death squads’ said one source. The sources said LTTE’s Balakumar (former EROS head), Yogaratnam Yogi, Karikalan and Pulavar Puthuvai were some of those being killed. They were arrested in the IDP camps and taken to Colombo for interrogation.
    ‘The government is maintaining dumbfounded silence about their arrests and whereabouts and only revealing the situation faced by Thaya Master and Suba Thamilchelvan’s interpreter George to sidetrack the massacre’ said another source anonymously. The sources further said that the government failed to report the arrests and whereabouts of the LTTE men to the ICRC. The TNA parliamentarians too are maintaining silence and this is causing disquiet and further fuelling concerns. http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  195. The Govt. death squad kill the arrested Tamil Tiger leaders in the prisons – Sri lanka Guardian
    Information filtering through highly restricted government sources confirms that number of LTTE leaders arrested in the IDP camps immediately after the defeat of the LTTE have been killed after severe torturing in the prisons in the southern Sri Lanka, the information reveals through Sri Lanka Guardian.
    More over it states that, ‘Over one hundred odd LTTE men have been silently and systematically wiped out by the government death squads’ said one source. The sources said LTTE’s Balakumar (former EROS head), Yogaratnam Yogi, Karikalan and Pulavar Puthuvai were some of those being killed. They were arrested in the IDP camps and taken to Colombo for interrogation.
    ‘The government is maintaining dumbfounded silence about their arrests and whereabouts and only revealing the situation faced by Thaya Master and Suba Thamilchelvan’s interpreter George to sidetrack the massacre’ said another source anonymously. The sources further said that the government failed to report the arrests and whereabouts of the LTTE men to the ICRC. The TNA parliamentarians too are maintaining silence and this is causing disquiet and further fuelling concerns. http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  196. Foul odor from Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery
    According to information foul smell is from the Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery. Such horrible smell is due to the daily deaths occurring at the Vavuniya detention camps. Hence village people are facing immense hardships due to this awful odor.
    Bodies of dead persons from the detention camps are buried in massive pits, and while such burial is occurring, the previous decayed bodies buried had been taken out, but it is not again buried was according to information.
    Meanwhile those dead at the Vavuniya hospital also are buried at the Poonthottam cemetery, hence,public request the government officials to take adequate to sort out this rotten situation’ http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  197. Foul odor from Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery
    According to information foul smell is from the Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery. Such horrible smell is due to the daily deaths occurring at the Vavuniya detention camps. Hence village people are facing immense hardships due to this awful odor.
    Bodies of dead persons from the detention camps are buried in massive pits, and while such burial is occurring, the previous decayed bodies buried had been taken out, but it is not again buried was according to information.
    Meanwhile those dead at the Vavuniya hospital also are buried at the Poonthottam cemetery, hence,public request the government officials to take adequate to sort out this rotten situation’ http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J

  198. Sri Lanka will not allow reporters into Vavuniyaa and Jaffna to cover the local government elections to be held there on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. “The government did not give a reason for banning reporters, but it cites security reasons for denying entry to any outsider,” AP reported. The towns are accessible with Defence ministry permission and “even residents can't leave without permission,” AP report said. Meanwhile, an elections watchdog, PAFFREL (People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections) said there seemed to be little public interest in the polls as people were preoccupied with the plight of their relatives in government’s military-run internment camps. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  199. Sri Lanka will not allow reporters into Vavuniyaa and Jaffna to cover the local government elections to be held there on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. “The government did not give a reason for banning reporters, but it cites security reasons for denying entry to any outsider,” AP reported. The towns are accessible with Defence ministry permission and “even residents can't leave without permission,” AP report said. Meanwhile, an elections watchdog, PAFFREL (People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections) said there seemed to be little public interest in the polls as people were preoccupied with the plight of their relatives in government’s military-run internment camps. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  200. You LTTE supporters are pathetic.

    You still haven’t given up lying after all this time and stuck in your little own worlds wondering how the Sri Lankan government is getting all the support under the sun from the governments and institutions world over right?

    I saw a pathetic effort to even get the Son of the president involved saying that he was slung with poo and mud when he visited a camp in Vavuniya. How desperate can you losers be to post a picture, after his Rugger match (for those who do not know – he is the full back for the Navy rugby team) with the Kandy team ?? Of course you get mud when you play in the rain and to get one of those pics and say it is after a mud sling in camps proves the pathetic situation you are in.

    The world knows why the camps are required and they support the cause. So no matter how hard you try to deviate the purpose, apart from a few who are stuck with you in an imaginative lie, the ones who know the cause moves on and supports the cause. The promise of sending them home remains and even yesterday, 1,500 families were sent back to their houses which are now cleared off land mines and booby traps that were laid by the people you worship – the same people who killed 70,000 of your own kind. Most of you are in Europe or Canada – try and live a good life at least now without wasting time and crying over a Terrorist group !

  201. The Govt. death squad kill the arrested Tamil Tiger leaders in the prisons – Sri lanka Guardian
    Information filtering through highly restricted government sources confirms that number of LTTE leaders arrested in the IDP camps immediately after the defeat of the LTTE have been killed after severe torturing in the prisons in the southern Sri Lanka, the information reveals through Sri Lanka Guardian.
    More over it states that, ‘Over one hundred odd LTTE men have been silently and systematically wiped out by the government death squads’ said one source. The sources said LTTE’s Balakumar (former EROS head), Yogaratnam Yogi, Karikalan and Pulavar Puthuvai were some of those being killed. They were arrested in the IDP camps and taken to Colombo for interrogation.
    ‘The government is maintaining dumbfounded silence about their arrests and whereabouts and only revealing the situation faced by Thaya Master and Suba Thamilchelvan’s interpreter George to sidetrack the massacre’ said another source anonymously. The sources further said that the government failed to report the arrests and whereabouts of the LTTE men to the ICRC. The TNA parliamentarians too are maintaining silence and this is causing disquiet and further fuelling concerns.
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J5AUe4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d35TmA3e0dA0Mmece02cYdJ0cc2vlYAde

  202. Foul odor from Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery
    According to information foul smell is from the Vavuniya Poonthottam general cemetery. Such horrible smell is due to the daily deaths occurring at the Vavuniya detention camps. Hence village people are facing immense hardships due to this awful odor.
    Bodies of dead persons from the detention camps are buried in massive pits, and while such burial is occurring, the previous decayed bodies buried had been taken out, but it is not again buried was according to information.
    Meanwhile those dead at the Vavuniya hospital also are buried at the Poonthottam cemetery, hence,public request the government officials to take adequate to sort out this rotten situation’
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXJ4a33J5AKe4d4YOo6ca0ac4BP34d35TmA3e0dU0Mm4ce02cYdJ0cc2vlYAde

  203. Sri Lanka will not allow reporters into Vavuniyaa and Jaffna to cover the local government elections to be held there on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. “The government did not give a reason for banning reporters, but it cites security reasons for denying entry to any outsider,” AP reported. The towns are accessible with Defence ministry permission and “even residents can’t leave without permission,” AP report said. Meanwhile, an elections watchdog, PAFFREL (People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections) said there seemed to be little public interest in the polls as people were preoccupied with the plight of their relatives in government’s military-run internment camps.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29928

  204. Ha ha ha ha. LOL.
    Roshan has changed his name again. Singha is the new name. Defence.lk is a Sri Lankan Terrorist Govermant website.
    Singha! (Roshan)
    what about if i pay you some Rupees and 2 Cows wil you write a articale about Mahinda Rajapakse's secret afaire with Mervin Silva's wife?. (Mervin Silva is a PIMP and he brings Mahinda to his wife.
    SHAME ON FOOLISH SRI LANKAN GOVERMANT.
    as i told you before, yuo don't talk anymore about LTTE. cauze according to your Govermant LTTE is finished.
    Let's talk about EQUAL RIGHTS about Moslims and Thamils. Let's talk about ETHNIC CLEANSING wich done by Sri Lankan Terrorist Govermant.
    Let's talk about allowing foriegn Media's to Vanni. Let's talk about group RAPE done by SL Army. Let's talk about White Van abdutions. NO MORE TALKS ABOUT LTTE. Be a man and let's about Sri Lankan TERRORISEM.

    Europeans are laughing about FOOLISH SRI LANKAN GOVERMANT. Shame on Sri Lankan TERRORIST GOVERMANT.

    you said not to cry for a Terrorist Organaisation. Ado Singha Modaya! we Thamils are crying for our own Mother, Father, Sister, Brother and Family members RAPED AND MURDERD BY SRI LANKAN TERRORIST GOVERMANT.

    You are talking about Rugby. i can realise that you think that Thamils don't know what Rugger is????
    I can give you names of Karawa Thamils who gives Rugger training to Sinhala Army.
    You don't think that you can keep Thamils down. no chance. ya, maybe Karuna.
    Hi, we didn't here anything from Karuna for a long time. Did Gotabaya murderd Karuna already?

    SRI LANKA IS A TERRORIST GOVERMANT

  205. Ha ha ha ha. LOL.
    Roshan has changed his name again. Singha is the new name. Defence.lk is a Sri Lankan Terrorist Govermant website.
    Singha! (Roshan)
    what about if i pay you some Rupees and 2 Cows wil you write a articale about Mahinda Rajapakse’s secret afaire with Mervin Silva’s wife?. (Mervin Silva is a PIMP and he brings Mahinda to his wife.
    SHAME ON FOOLISH SRI LANKAN GOVERMANT.
    as i told you before, yuo don’t talk anymore about LTTE. cauze according to your Govermant LTTE is finished.
    Let’s talk about EQUAL RIGHTS about Moslims and Thamils. Let’s talk about ETHNIC CLEANSING wich done by Sri Lankan Terrorist Govermant.
    Let’s talk about allowing foriegn Media’s to Vanni. Let’s talk about group RAPE done by SL Army. Let’s talk about White Van abdutions. NO MORE TALKS ABOUT LTTE. Be a man and let’s about Sri Lankan TERRORISEM.

    Europeans are laughing about FOOLISH SRI LANKAN GOVERMANT. Shame on Sri Lankan TERRORIST GOVERMANT.

    you said not to cry for a Terrorist Organaisation. Ado Singha Modaya! we Thamils are crying for our own Mother, Father, Sister, Brother and Family members RAPED AND MURDERD BY SRI LANKAN TERRORIST GOVERMANT.

    You are talking about Rugby. i can realise that you think that Thamils don’t know what Rugger is????
    I can give you names of Karawa Thamils who gives Rugger training to Sinhala Army.
    You don’t think that you can keep Thamils down. no chance. ya, maybe Karuna.
    Hi, we didn’t here anything from Karuna for a long time. Did Gotabaya murderd Karuna already?

    SRI LANKA IS A TERRORIST GOVERMANT

  206. Details emerge on Tamil media workers killed in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 06 August 2009, 00:52 GMT]
    TamilNet recently compiled details on Tamil journalists and media workers confirmed killed during the height of war in Vanni, between March and May. The list is not exhaustive. These media persons, committed to the human cause and engaged in the noble task of bringing out information to the people inside and to the world outside, have laid down their lives in achieving what the 'omnipresent' international media shamefully couldn't accomplish. TamilNet will be serialising compilations on the losses of other humanitarian workers too in due course http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  207. Details emerge on Tamil media workers killed in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 06 August 2009, 00:52 GMT]
    TamilNet recently compiled details on Tamil journalists and media workers confirmed killed during the height of war in Vanni, between March and May. The list is not exhaustive. These media persons, committed to the human cause and engaged in the noble task of bringing out information to the people inside and to the world outside, have laid down their lives in achieving what the 'omnipresent' international media shamefully couldn't accomplish. TamilNet will be serialising compilations on the losses of other humanitarian workers too in due course http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  208. Details emerge on Tamil media workers killed in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 06 August 2009, 00:52 GMT]
    TamilNet recently compiled details on Tamil journalists and media workers confirmed killed during the height of war in Vanni, between March and May. The list is not exhaustive. These media persons, committed to the human cause and engaged in the noble task of bringing out information to the people inside and to the world outside, have laid down their lives in achieving what the 'omnipresent' international media shamefully couldn't accomplish. TamilNet will be serialising compilations on the losses of other humanitarian workers too in due course http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  209. Details emerge on Tamil media workers killed in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 06 August 2009, 00:52 GMT]
    TamilNet recently compiled details on Tamil journalists and media workers confirmed killed during the height of war in Vanni, between March and May. The list is not exhaustive. These media persons, committed to the human cause and engaged in the noble task of bringing out information to the people inside and to the world outside, have laid down their lives in achieving what the ‘omnipresent’ international media shamefully couldn’t accomplish. TamilNet will be serialising compilations on the losses of other humanitarian workers too in due course
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29942

  210. Selvarasa Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, by SL Military Intelligence (Video interview to the channel 4)
    Mr. S Pathmanathan, the new LTTE head was abducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday jointly by Malaysian and Sri Lankan Military intelligence units. According to information reaching us he had been taken to Colombo.
    Tamil Eelam leader not arrested here http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/151351/tami

  211. Selvarasa Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, by SL Military Intelligence (Video interview to the channel 4)
    Mr. S Pathmanathan, the new LTTE head was abducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday jointly by Malaysian and Sri Lankan Military intelligence units. According to information reaching us he had been taken to Colombo.
    Tamil Eelam leader not arrested here http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/151351/tami

  212. Selvarasa Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, by SL Military Intelligence (Video interview to the channel 4)
    Mr. S Pathmanathan, the new LTTE head was abducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday jointly by Malaysian and Sri Lankan Military intelligence units. According to information reaching us he had been taken to Colombo.
    Tamil Eelam leader not arrested here http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/151351/tami

  213. Selvarasa Pathmanathan abducted in Kuala Lumpur, by SL Military Intelligence (Video interview to the channel 4)
    Mr. S Pathmanathan, the new LTTE head was abducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday jointly by Malaysian and Sri Lankan Military intelligence units. According to information reaching us he had been taken to Colombo.
    Tamil Eelam leader not arrested here
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/151351/tamil-eelam-leader-not-arrested-in-thailand

  214. If Sinhala Terrorist Army did this to DEAD THAMIL female bodies, imagine what would they do with Thamil Women in Vanni Camps?

    as a Thamil from Southern part of SL, I call upon all the Thamils from North and East to come to gether for the sake of your families and people. if you people divided and start to BYTE ( naay kadi ) each other, NO ONE OF YOU WIL BE LEFT OVER IN SRI LANKA?

    Who is that Rajakaran? is that Vanni? man, when i read your articals, somtimes i think why should i give a voice about you (North – East Thamils) people?.

    Rajakaran says: LTTE is not good for Thamil people.

    can Ananda Sangari, Pillayan, Karuna, Douglas Devananda, Arumugan Thondaman, Mano Gansan or orther Thamil Politicians did or do any good to ( North and Eatern ) Thamils?

    Rajakaran!
    you wirte things against LTTE and SL Govermant. but tell me how you going to help the Thamils?

    Adei, Yaalpana Pundayandi!
    Unnai maari Ponnayangalala thaan unnode Thamil Inam Alinthu pogirathu. Unnode Katturai Paarkum pothu naan ninaikiren, Ean Yaalpana makkaluku kural kodukka venum endu?
    Ungaluku Naangal Thamilar enre murai il support seythaal, ningal ungalukul sadai potru kadithu saagiringal.

    Singalavan, Thamilanai Kollamal enna pannuvan? Ningal Unity illamal irrunthaal ippadithan naaygale naasamai povirgal.

  215. If Sinhala Terrorist Army did this to DEAD THAMIL female bodies, imagine what would they do with Thamil Women in Vanni Camps?

    as a Thamil from Southern part of SL, I call upon all the Thamils from North and East to come to gether for the sake of your families and people. if you people divided and start to BYTE ( naay kadi ) each other, NO ONE OF YOU WIL BE LEFT OVER IN SRI LANKA?

    Who is that Rajakaran? is that Vanni? man, when i read your articals, somtimes i think why should i give a voice about you (North – East Thamils) people?.

    Rajakaran says: LTTE is not good for Thamil people.

    can Ananda Sangari, Pillayan, Karuna, Douglas Devananda, Arumugan Thondaman, Mano Gansan or orther Thamil Politicians did or do any good to ( North and Eatern ) Thamils?

    Rajakaran!
    you wirte things against LTTE and SL Govermant. but tell me how you going to help the Thamils?

    Adei, Yaalpana Pundayandi!
    Unnai maari Ponnayangalala thaan unnode Thamil Inam Alinthu pogirathu. Unnode Katturai Paarkum pothu naan ninaikiren, Ean Yaalpana makkaluku kural kodukka venum endu?
    Ungaluku Naangal Thamilar enre murai il support seythaal, ningal ungalukul sadai potru kadithu saagiringal.

    Singalavan, Thamilanai Kollamal enna pannuvan? Ningal Unity illamal irrunthaal ippadithan naaygale naasamai povirgal.

  216. Hi Alfonso
    I thk he against ltte, he has some war crime info against the GOSL. For me I will collect the good thing from any site which will help for the Tamil cause. Your Q, is that Vanni?, Answer, NO.

  217. Ok. Thanks Vanni.
    What makes me upset is that why specially in this situation we Thamils don't come to gether for the sake of our people.
    we may have differents Ideas but must realise that Sri Lanka govermant see us in different eyes.
    I am happy that you are not the Rajakaran.he is writing this without solutions.he must come up with solutions.
    any Thamil Party in Sri Lanka (including LTTE) are Thamils.
    Christians, Moslims, Hindus we are all Thamils.
    Nalavan, Parayan, Vellalan, Ambatan, Karava, Parava,Rodiya, Sakkili etc we are all Thamils.
    Thamils pls keep this on your mind. we must united under the name of Thamil.
    But not under the Caste (I personally don't agry caste accistantce) or Religion or Province.

  218. Tribes of Israel

    1.Ruban
    2.Simion
    3.Juda
    4.Sebulon
    5.Isakar
    6.Thaan
    7.Kath
    8.Azer
    9.Napthaly
    10.Epirayim
    11.Manase
    12.Benjamin

    these 12 tribes called Israelists. In israel lives all these 12 Tribes. all of them have 12 different duties.
    after returning from Babilon (Iraq) slavery they started to call them Jews. cauze most of them who returnd to Israel are the Juda tribes. and Jesus was born in to this Tribe. that's why all of these 12 Tribes are called by foreigners as JEWS.

    Pls contact a Christian Priest to get more clear infomation about this matter.
    and also Tribe call them Levi are the Priests of Israelists.

    Tribes of Thamils

    1. Vellalan – Paddy field workers (Farmers)
    2. Nalavan – Toddy seller
    3. Karayar, Karava, Parava – Fishermen
    4. Pallan – Toddy seller and orther hardworks
    5.Vannan – Laundryman
    6.Parayar and Sakkili – toilet bucket cariers
    not only this there are like Nayak(e)(er), Kounder, Rodiya etc.

    each Tribes got their own work. But above that we are all Thamils.

    Among Israel, Jews Tribes are famouse for sertain reasons. maybe among Thamils Vellalan are famouse for sertain reasons. that's it. it is not a big issue.

    * Compare the Jews Temple and Hindu Temple.
    Lenth and wide of the both Temples are SAME.
    among Israel only Levi's can become Priests. among Thamils only Brahmins can Priest. the dres code of both Israel and Thamil Priests are the SAME. (read the Old Testimant Bible)

    Sakkili, Parayar = North East people are known by Parayar. in Colombo known by Sakkili.
    the Job what they did (it is not more axist)
    even in England and Netherland they had this Job and Brittish and Dutch people did this Job.
    Those dayes in England and Netherland they used buckets for toilets. regurlarly these Toilet bucket carears (in Dutch- Poep emmer dragers) come and collect the Poo Buckets.

    so, some (un)educated Thamils start to make Tribes in Castes. And badly and sadly many Thamils became Moslims and Sinhalees.
    my English is not good enough to explain all these things in proper way. if someone can help me how to type in Thamil, i wi write this matter to educate my fellow Thamils.
    Jews and Thamils have 99% similarity. i can prove it from the Holy Bible.

    So, Thamils who still belive in Castes system, pls understand that you people are not EDUCATED but LOW MINDED PEOPLE

  219. Hi Alfonso
    I thk he against ltte, he has some war crime info against the GOSL. For me I will collect the good thing from any site which will help for the Tamil cause. Your Q, is that Vanni?, Answer, NO.

  220. Ok. Thanks Vanni.
    What makes me upset is that why specially in this situation we Thamils don’t come to gether for the sake of our people.
    we may have differents Ideas but must realise that Sri Lanka govermant see us in different eyes.
    I am happy that you are not the Rajakaran.he is writing this without solutions.he must come up with solutions.
    any Thamil Party in Sri Lanka (including LTTE) are Thamils.
    Christians, Moslims, Hindus we are all Thamils.
    Nalavan, Parayan, Vellalan, Ambatan, Karava, Parava,Rodiya, Sakkili etc we are all Thamils.
    Thamils pls keep this on your mind. we must united under the name of Thamil.
    But not under the Caste (I personally don’t agry caste accistantce) or Religion or Province.

  221. Tribes of Israel

    1.Ruban
    2.Simion
    3.Juda
    4.Sebulon
    5.Isakar
    6.Thaan
    7.Kath
    8.Azer
    9.Napthaly
    10.Epirayim
    11.Manase
    12.Benjamin

    these 12 tribes called Israelists. In israel lives all these 12 Tribes. all of them have 12 different duties.
    after returning from Babilon (Iraq) slavery they started to call them Jews. cauze most of them who returnd to Israel are the Juda tribes. and Jesus was born in to this Tribe. that’s why all of these 12 Tribes are called by foreigners as JEWS.

    Pls contact a Christian Priest to get more clear infomation about this matter.
    and also Tribe call them Levi are the Priests of Israelists.

    Tribes of Thamils

    1. Vellalan – Paddy field workers (Farmers)
    2. Nalavan – Toddy seller
    3. Karayar, Karava, Parava – Fishermen
    4. Pallan – Toddy seller and orther hardworks
    5.Vannan – Laundryman
    6.Parayar and Sakkili – toilet bucket cariers
    not only this there are like Nayak(e)(er), Kounder, Rodiya etc.

    each Tribes got their own work. But above that we are all Thamils.

    Among Israel, Jews Tribes are famouse for sertain reasons. maybe among Thamils Vellalan are famouse for sertain reasons. that’s it. it is not a big issue.

    * Compare the Jews Temple and Hindu Temple.
    Lenth and wide of the both Temples are SAME.
    among Israel only Levi’s can become Priests. among Thamils only Brahmins can Priest. the dres code of both Israel and Thamil Priests are the SAME. (read the Old Testimant Bible)

    Sakkili, Parayar = North East people are known by Parayar. in Colombo known by Sakkili.
    the Job what they did (it is not more axist)
    even in England and Netherland they had this Job and Brittish and Dutch people did this Job.
    Those dayes in England and Netherland they used buckets for toilets. regurlarly these Toilet bucket carears (in Dutch- Poep emmer dragers) come and collect the Poo Buckets.

    so, some (un)educated Thamils start to make Tribes in Castes. And badly and sadly many Thamils became Moslims and Sinhalees.
    my English is not good enough to explain all these things in proper way. if someone can help me how to type in Thamil, i wi write this matter to educate my fellow Thamils.
    Jews and Thamils have 99% similarity. i can prove it from the Holy Bible.

    So, Thamils who still belive in Castes system, pls understand that you people are not EDUCATED but LOW MINDED PEOPLE

  222. Alfonso Mahaththaya !

    Why do you have to bring Jews in to this equation ?? You think Tamils and Jews are Equal ?

    Now – please guard your mouth or you guys will get hammered from the world Christian organizations too – LOL !!

    Guys – seriously – think of some way to live a decent life without wasting time. You seriously have a huge opportunity in Sri Lanka as the war is over – what you guys are doing is quite absurd – common men, start thinking right.. KP is no longer there too. the fight for Eelam is no longer considered a realistic thing to happen. The recent Jafna Elections are a proof to same too… !

    Live a good life and do something productive bro !!

    Take care and have a great life here on – Good Bye !!

  223. Ha Roshan is still alive and kicking. LOL

    Jews are not Christians.
    Christians are using Bible of Jews (Old Testimant) and New Testimant wich start from Jesus.

    Life of Jews and Thamils (Hindus) are much closer. I can try to post a clip here.

    I am here not to educate FOOL like Roshan.

    Roshan! you says, that KP is arrested.So what?
    You Sinhala Modaya's think by killing Prabhakaran and destroying LTTE manupilate the whole Thamil sociaty???

    LTTE are not Mongolians. They are Thamils too. You must not deney the FACTS by talking about LTTE.

    By track down LTTE, you can't shut the TRUTH.
    the TRUTH is SRI LANKA is TERRORIST COUNTRY

    And we don't need a blessing from Terrorist supporter.

    if possible give me 6 years of Leadership over Sri Lanka and i wil change the country.

    You Sinhalees can't run a Country.

  224. I believe that you have replied the above thread posted by me though you call me by different names.

    Singhalees have ruled (run) this country for more than 2,500 years and it is said so clearly in the history. The great works of these rulers have been commended by the world as such work as in Sigiriya, Ruwalwelisaya, Lowamahapaya etc. have been chosen as heritage sites. Unfortunately you do not have such luxury to claim anything in this land. I feel sorry for you guys, but that is the truth. If you ever have had any strong ruler for you guys, you will definitely be having a land / country somewhere on earth ya?? We have one because we fought for it from inception and have managed to save it even with less HR than you guys.

    How can you say that Jews and Tamils are close when your customs are far apart – at least they try to live a decent life where ever in the world they are. Yes, Christianity came in to existence after Jesus just like Buddhism after Lord Buddha and Islam after prophet Mohommad etc. This is no rocket science to understand.

    Singhalees never killed Tamils, but Terrorists. This was true when the JVP was destroyed in 89 too. They were terrorists and the left over guys who accepted the democratic path are now in the political stream and freely expressing their beliefs. It is up to the public to accept the political views or leave it. But, taking arms and fighting just because a handful believe in something will not help any cause. Those are the ones who would be eliminated.

    You tell me to give you the country to you to rule for 6 years ? I rather give it to my poodle who would do a better job – you probably are so angry about something you heard and not what you experienced you are not thinking right – you are a psychologically unstable man at this moment of time… However, this is a democratic country and you can put forward your political views in the next elections and let the people decide whether they really want you to rule this country.

    There will be a few like KP around and they will be destroyed or arrested too.. then the peace loving people like my Good friend Sanjeev could live happily in a united Sri Lanka.

    Guess I really should say good bye to you guys without wasting much time…

    Good bye and good luck at the next presidential elections – for your undying persistence, I will vote for you for sure my friend !!

  225. Hi Roshan Modaya!
    I don't think that Thamils here in this NET defending LTTE. You says, that we Thamils are LOOSERS. LOL. by tracking down a organaisation called LTTE, you can't say to me that i am a LOOSER. Cauze i never fought with SL Army.
    what i am trying to say together with other good Thamils that SRI LANKA is a TERRORIST STATE.

    WE THAMILS ARE NOT CRYING FOR A DEFETED LTTE. BUT WE THAMILS ARE CRYING FOR MOTHERS,FATHERS,SISITERS,BROTHERS AND OUR FAMILY murded by Bhudist Terrorist State.

  226. Alfonso Mahaththaya !

    Why do you have to bring Jews in to this equation ?? You think Tamils and Jews are Equal ?

    Now – please guard your mouth or you guys will get hammered from the world Christian organizations too – LOL !!

    Guys – seriously – think of some way to live a decent life without wasting time. You seriously have a huge opportunity in Sri Lanka as the war is over – what you guys are doing is quite absurd – common men, start thinking right.. KP is no longer there too. the fight for Eelam is no longer considered a realistic thing to happen. The recent Jafna Elections are a proof to same too… !

    Live a good life and do something productive bro !!

    Take care and have a great life here on – Good Bye !!

  227. Ha Roshan is still alive and kicking. LOL

    Jews are not Christians.
    Christians are using Bible of Jews (Old Testimant) and New Testimant wich start from Jesus.

    Life of Jews and Thamils (Hindus) are much closer. I can try to post a clip here.

    I am here not to educate FOOL like Roshan.

    Roshan! you says, that KP is arrested.So what?
    You Sinhala Modaya’s think by killing Prabhakaran and destroying LTTE manupilate the whole Thamil sociaty???

    LTTE are not Mongolians. They are Thamils too. You must not deney the FACTS by talking about LTTE.

    By track down LTTE, you can’t shut the TRUTH.
    the TRUTH is SRI LANKA is TERRORIST COUNTRY

    And we don’t need a blessing from Terrorist supporter.

    if possible give me 6 years of Leadership over Sri Lanka and i wil change the country.

    You Sinhalees can’t run a Country.

  228. I believe that you have replied the above thread posted by me though you call me by different names.

    Singhalees have ruled (run) this country for more than 2,500 years and it is said so clearly in the history. The great works of these rulers have been commended by the world as such work as in Sigiriya, Ruwalwelisaya, Lowamahapaya etc. have been chosen as heritage sites. Unfortunately you do not have such luxury to claim anything in this land. I feel sorry for you guys, but that is the truth. If you ever have had any strong ruler for you guys, you will definitely be having a land / country somewhere on earth ya?? We have one because we fought for it from inception and have managed to save it even with less HR than you guys.

    How can you say that Jews and Tamils are close when your customs are far apart – at least they try to live a decent life where ever in the world they are. Yes, Christianity came in to existence after Jesus just like Buddhism after Lord Buddha and Islam after prophet Mohommad etc. This is no rocket science to understand.

    Singhalees never killed Tamils, but Terrorists. This was true when the JVP was destroyed in 89 too. They were terrorists and the left over guys who accepted the democratic path are now in the political stream and freely expressing their beliefs. It is up to the public to accept the political views or leave it. But, taking arms and fighting just because a handful believe in something will not help any cause. Those are the ones who would be eliminated.

    You tell me to give you the country to you to rule for 6 years ? I rather give it to my poodle who would do a better job – you probably are so angry about something you heard and not what you experienced you are not thinking right – you are a psychologically unstable man at this moment of time… However, this is a democratic country and you can put forward your political views in the next elections and let the people decide whether they really want you to rule this country.

    There will be a few like KP around and they will be destroyed or arrested too.. then the peace loving people like my Good friend Sanjeev could live happily in a united Sri Lanka.

    Guess I really should say good bye to you guys without wasting much time…

    Good bye and good luck at the next presidential elections – for your undying persistence, I will vote for you for sure my friend !!

  229. Hi Roshan Modaya!
    I don’t think that Thamils here in this NET defending LTTE. You says, that we Thamils are LOOSERS. LOL. by tracking down a organaisation called LTTE, you can’t say to me that i am a LOOSER. Cauze i never fought with SL Army.
    what i am trying to say together with other good Thamils that SRI LANKA is a TERRORIST STATE.

    WE THAMILS ARE NOT CRYING FOR A DEFETED LTTE. BUT WE THAMILS ARE CRYING FOR MOTHERS,FATHERS,SISITERS,BROTHERS AND OUR FAMILY murded by Bhudist Terrorist State.

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  231. Given the tenor of some of the recent comments, I am compelled to remind those commenting on this blog of the Rules of Conduct governing this site. They are part of the "Terms of Use" which can be found at the bottom of the home page for the blog. I am not against a spirited discussion or what the diplomats may call a "frank exchange of views." But please keep these Rules in mind when posting comments. Thanks.

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  232. Hey Jim !!

    I never called any one's mother a prostitute nor call any one a some of a prostitute. I also did not call any name to anyone until I was thrown in with names.

    So if you guys are trying to protect the same people who use all kind of filth on this site (Check Alfonso's Pudiayandi – means a very bad thing in Tamil) I think you guys are biased too… This means you loose credibility from my side anyway. May be I should voice that out in other forums around the world – that of Amnesty being biased !!

    Regards
    DSG

  233. Given the tenor of some of the recent comments, I am compelled to remind those commenting on this blog of the Rules of Conduct governing this site. They are part of the “Terms of Use” which can be found at the bottom of the home page for the blog. I am not against a spirited discussion or what the diplomats may call a “frank exchange of views.” But please keep these Rules in mind when posting comments. Thanks.

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    (j) is antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet.

  234. Hey Jim !!

    I never called any one’s mother a prostitute nor call any one a some of a prostitute. I also did not call any name to anyone until I was thrown in with names.

    So if you guys are trying to protect the same people who use all kind of filth on this site (Check Alfonso’s Pudiayandi – means a very bad thing in Tamil) I think you guys are biased too… This means you loose credibility from my side anyway. May be I should voice that out in other forums around the world – that of Amnesty being biased !!

    Regards
    DSG