Human Rights Agenda for Sri Lanka

In advance of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on January 26, we’ve issued a 10-point Human Rights Agenda.

We’re asking that all presidential candidates commit to the following points, among others:

  • ending arbitrary arrests under emergency laws
  • ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
  • protecting freedom of expression
  • ending torture and enforced disappearances
  • ratifying international human rights treaties

This is the first national election in Sri Lanka since the war with the opposition Tamil Tigers ended last May.  It could be the start of a new era in Sri Lanka.  Would it be too much to hope for, that the presidential candidates grasp this opportunity to improve the protection of human rights for millions of people in Sri Lanka?  We’ll see.

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552 thoughts on “Human Rights Agenda for Sri Lanka

  1. Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people.

    The reality on the ground is-Sri Lanka abandoned IDPs

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.

    No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    The returnees receive a resettlement package of $250 from the United Nations refugee agency, six months of food rations, 12 tin roof sheets and a tent.

    Returnees say the resettlement package is not enough for them to make the needed investments in cleaning up and replanting their farms or restarting businesses.

    Suresh Premachandran, an ethnic Tamil lawmaker accused the government of taking over private property for military camps and continuing to block international aid groups from helping the people.
    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-01-19/ap-storie

  2. In addition to 700 incidents of election violence in Sri Lanka with 300 major ones, highest since 1989, they are many human rights violations :

    1.Sri Lankan Government is moving towards a dictatorship.

    2. Violation of the Constitution by the President.

    3. Contempt and disrespect for decisions of the Supreme Court.

    4. Election laws violated by the President by ‘treating’ thousands.

    5. People living in fear of the white van syndrome and the knock on the door at night. Lawlessness at an unprecedented high level.

    6. Eviction Tamils from lodges and illegal detention of IDPs. Opposition MPs not permitted to visit IDPs. Will any Tamil vote for Rajapaksa?

    7. Corruption rampant from top to bottom. Nothing can be done without bribes or commissions

    8. Inefficiency and lack of transparency resulting in huge losses.

    9. GSP+ lost due to arrogance of government. Thousands lost jobs.

    10. Dissent suppressed. Those not with government branded as traitors.

    11. National media, a national disgrace!

    12. Media personnel abducted, assaulted, murdered. Sirasa and Leader Publications burnt. None arrested. Government stands accused.

    13. Nepotism at disgraceful level. Over 250 close relatives appointed to important positions.

    14. Hambantota getting favoured treatment.

    15. More than 50 pledges in Mahinda Chinthanaya not fulfilled. President has lost all credibility.

    16. Billions spent on maintaining ministers. Despite jumbo cabinet, economy has crashed, education a mess, scandals in health sector and crisis in agriculture.

    17. Cost of living sky high. Reduction of prices and petrol an election gimmick now called ‘Fonseka bonuses.’

    18. A selfish President grabbing all honours and occupying both Temple Trees and President’s House.

    19. Attempt to boost image with cut-outs.

    20. Entire Rajapaksa clan notorious for extravagant living at public expense.

  3. Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people.

    The reality on the ground is-Sri Lanka abandoned IDPs

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.

    No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    The returnees receive a resettlement package of $250 from the United Nations refugee agency, six months of food rations, 12 tin roof sheets and a tent.

    Returnees say the resettlement package is not enough for them to make the needed investments in cleaning up and replanting their farms or restarting businesses.

    Suresh Premachandran, an ethnic Tamil lawmaker accused the government of taking over private property for military camps and continuing to block international aid groups from helping the people.
    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-01-19/ap-storie

  4. Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people.

    The reality on the ground is-Sri Lanka abandoned IDPs

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.

    No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    The returnees receive a resettlement package of $250 from the United Nations refugee agency, six months of food rations, 12 tin roof sheets and a tent.

    Returnees say the resettlement package is not enough for them to make the needed investments in cleaning up and replanting their farms or restarting businesses.

    Suresh Premachandran, an ethnic Tamil lawmaker accused the government of taking over private property for military camps and continuing to block international aid groups from helping the people.
    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-01-19/ap-storie

  5. There are 700 incidents of election violence in Sri Lanka with 300 major ones, highest since 1989.

    UNP activist beaten to death by supporters of Sri Lankan government minister in Kurunegala

    Gunmen on a motorbike open fire on a bus with people who had attended a UNP function in Tangalle. One killed, 4 injured

  6. In addition to 700 incidents of election violence in Sri Lanka with 300 major ones, highest since 1989, they are many human rights violations :

    1.Sri Lankan Government is moving towards a dictatorship.

    2. Violation of the Constitution by the President.

    3. Contempt and disrespect for decisions of the Supreme Court.

    4. Election laws violated by the President by ‘treating’ thousands.

    5. People living in fear of the white van syndrome and the knock on the door at night. Lawlessness at an unprecedented high level.

    6. Eviction Tamils from lodges and illegal detention of IDPs. Opposition MPs not permitted to visit IDPs. Will any Tamil vote for Rajapaksa?

    7. Corruption rampant from top to bottom. Nothing can be done without bribes or commissions

    8. Inefficiency and lack of transparency resulting in huge losses.

    9. GSP+ lost due to arrogance of government. Thousands lost jobs.

    10. Dissent suppressed. Those not with government branded as traitors.

    11. National media, a national disgrace!

    12. Media personnel abducted, assaulted, murdered. Sirasa and Leader Publications burnt. None arrested. Government stands accused.

    13. Nepotism at disgraceful level. Over 250 close relatives appointed to important positions.

    14. Hambantota getting favoured treatment.

    15. More than 50 pledges in Mahinda Chinthanaya not fulfilled. President has lost all credibility.

    16. Billions spent on maintaining ministers. Despite jumbo cabinet, economy has crashed, education a mess, scandals in health sector and crisis in agriculture.

    17. Cost of living sky high. Reduction of prices and petrol an election gimmick now called ‘Fonseka bonuses.’

    18. A selfish President grabbing all honours and occupying both Temple Trees and President’s House.

    19. Attempt to boost image with cut-outs.

    20. Entire Rajapaksa clan notorious for extravagant living at public expense.

  7. Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people.

    The reality on the ground is-Sri Lanka abandoned IDPs

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.

    No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    The returnees receive a resettlement package of $250 from the United Nations refugee agency, six months of food rations, 12 tin roof sheets and a tent.

    Returnees say the resettlement package is not enough for them to make the needed investments in cleaning up and replanting their farms or restarting businesses.

    Suresh Premachandran, an ethnic Tamil lawmaker accused the government of taking over private property for military camps and continuing to block international aid groups from helping the people.

    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-01-19/ap-stories/war-refugees-struggle-to-rebuild-in-sri-lanka

  8. There are 700 incidents of election violence in Sri Lanka with 300 major ones, highest since 1989.

    UNP activist beaten to death by supporters of Sri Lankan government minister in Kurunegala

    Gunmen on a motorbike open fire on a bus with people who had attended a UNP function in Tangalle. One killed, 4 injured

  9. Swords crossed in Sri Lanka
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/eo20100120bc.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+japantimes+%28The+Japan+Times%3A+All+Stories%29

    From the past, after the election, minorities were attacked by the state, this time Tamils votes crucial 4 both. But IDPs, detainees are forgotten even before the election.
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/01/19/Tamil-vote-crucial-in-Sri-Lanka-election/UPI-31581263916800/

  10. In response to the comment from Rohan above, I'd ask that those commenting in this forum refrain from simply posting links to articles they wish to publicize. This forum is intended for discussions of the issues raised by the original blog entry. Certainly, links to articles that support points made in a comment are appropriate, but not using the opportunity to comment just to publicize an article. Thanks for your consideration.

  11. All these charges raised by pro western NGOs are nothing new, What ever dirty tactics played by you, the majority of Sri Lankans will decide who should rule this country. Is there a single question here to pin point the buying of MPs by opposition with western money? There is no doubt this move itself is a result of western money spent to change the destiny of future Sri Lanka.

  12. The Sinhala speaking people have been suffering from their own stupidity of having elected the wrong leaders and wrong parties for wrong reasons. The political Anagarikas dominated the Sri lankan society for the past 100 years whose only agenda has been to make Sri lanka a narrowly defined monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist country.

    The Political Anagarikas including the JVP, NFF JHU and a plethora of pressure groups lead by Safron clad anti people political elements continue to champion for a nation which has already lost its purpose for its existence. The country is not fit for purpose as its focus is and purpose is to make itself a Sinhala/Buddhist state and continue to alienate its people including Sinhala Speaking Christians.

    People should be free to live wherever they choose to make their homes. The only problem is the states determination to make the whole of the country a monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state and it continue to do so with a venom since the decimation of LTTE under the guise of development. State sponsored colonisation amounts to land grab from the very people the state is supposed to protect.

    There cannot be and will not be a monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state in Sri Lanka. Globalisation forces ensured the demise of LTTE so will be the monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state.

    Had the Sinhala/Buddhist and safron clad politicians who held sway of the state realised that the country belongs to all people and the people have a shared 2,500 years history there was no need for the Sinhalese to suffer.

    It was not the Tamil people who elected the government but the Sinhalese who were enticed by the Sinhala/Buddhist politicians. Therefore it is only reasonable for you to blame the Sinhalese. When the Sinhala Speaking people express their collective will through ballot box they should think twice before they caste their votes. For they are the people who deside which way the country is going to move, forward or backwards. Since the independence from Colonialism in Sri Lanka, the majority Sinhala Speaking people have been repeatedly hood winked by the crooks by appealing to their cheap, narrow nationalistic senses. The people who voted for their leaders have never able to see beyond their noses.

    Therefore they should have expected what they were going to reap.

  13. In response to the comment from Rohan above, I’d ask that those commenting in this forum refrain from simply posting links to articles they wish to publicize. This forum is intended for discussions of the issues raised by the original blog entry. Certainly, links to articles that support points made in a comment are appropriate, but not using the opportunity to comment just to publicize an article. Thanks for your consideration.

  14. All these charges raised by pro western NGOs are nothing new, What ever dirty tactics played by you, the majority of Sri Lankans will decide who should rule this country. Is there a single question here to pin point the buying of MPs by opposition with western money? There is no doubt this move itself is a result of western money spent to change the destiny of future Sri Lanka.

  15. The Sinhala speaking people have been suffering from their own stupidity of having elected the wrong leaders and wrong parties for wrong reasons. The political Anagarikas dominated the Sri lankan society for the past 100 years whose only agenda has been to make Sri lanka a narrowly defined monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist country.

    The Political Anagarikas including the JVP, NFF JHU and a plethora of pressure groups lead by Safron clad anti people political elements continue to champion for a nation which has already lost its purpose for its existence. The country is not fit for purpose as its focus is and purpose is to make itself a Sinhala/Buddhist state and continue to alienate its people including Sinhala Speaking Christians.

    People should be free to live wherever they choose to make their homes. The only problem is the states determination to make the whole of the country a monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state and it continue to do so with a venom since the decimation of LTTE under the guise of development. State sponsored colonisation amounts to land grab from the very people the state is supposed to protect.

    There cannot be and will not be a monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state in Sri Lanka. Globalisation forces ensured the demise of LTTE so will be the monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist state.

    Had the Sinhala/Buddhist and safron clad politicians who held sway of the state realised that the country belongs to all people and the people have a shared 2,500 years history there was no need for the Sinhalese to suffer.

    It was not the Tamil people who elected the government but the Sinhalese who were enticed by the Sinhala/Buddhist politicians. Therefore it is only reasonable for you to blame the Sinhalese. When the Sinhala Speaking people express their collective will through ballot box they should think twice before they caste their votes. For they are the people who deside which way the country is going to move, forward or backwards. Since the independence from Colonialism in Sri Lanka, the majority Sinhala Speaking people have been repeatedly hood winked by the crooks by appealing to their cheap, narrow nationalistic senses. The people who voted for their leaders have never able to see beyond their noses.

    Therefore they should have expected what they were going to reap.

  16. So we start a new topic again !

    Politics happen in many ways in different parts of the world and so there is a way that it was done, is being done and will be done in Sri Lanka too. Changes to these occurrences for good or bad will happen over time. I agree that it's not the most decent politics that is being played in Sri Lanka. Many brawls happen, the nation divides on whom to support, dirty politics come in to play etc..

    This does not mean that dirty politics doesn't happen in other countries too ha? We all know how Bush was given money by the Gun / arms manufacturers to run his campaign, We know that our own good buddies of the LTTE tried to bribe the Blondie Hillary Clinton during her campaign to become the Presidential nominee etc.

    So it happens all over the world in different forms noh? It's just that in Sri Lanka and some other countries, come acts are so visible to the out side. Now, I assume that we all agree that however much dirty the politics are, the votes should not be rigged – this is where the democracy actually comes in to play – The campaigns of each candidate could come in any form or by spending any amount of money gotten from where ever, But what matters for democracy to prevail is that the votes are not rigged and the end result represents what the countries majority wants.

    On that note, I am proud to say Sri Lanka has a record of 100%. Will take the times that I know of – 1977 J.R, 87 Premadasa, 94 Chandrika, these were all predicted way before election dates. in 99, people expected Ranil to win, but changed overnight when Chandrika was bombed – the result was not rigged votes. In 2005, even after Chandrika indirectly supported Ranil, Mahinda managed to win because and only because he knew whom to talk to in order to win the election and his campaign was focused. Though we were expecting a UNP victory, Mahinda won fair and square.

    This year around, we again have 2 mighty worriers of Sri Lanka, contesting for the election. Though dirty politics happen, what we are hopeful and quite sure of is that end result would not be effected by any kind of rigging. We have a very very straight forward and good, independent elections commissioner and enough support for him to ensure a free and fair election. At the moment, the end result looks close, but, in favour of Mahinda. There is no racism as both the major candidates have support from stalwarts coming from all Ethnic groups.

    So let me make this comment now itself, "Who ever wins or who ever looses, the end result will not be effected by any Ethnic group" – we will vote as Sri Lankans, divided by Political opinion and not by any Ethnicity – So Please do not use this forum to make the elections in SL look as if it's afight between Ethnic groups, for, there is only 1 Ethnic group in Sri Lanka and they are called Sri Lankans.

  17. Now let me get on with some of the comments made by some Political Padiths on this column…

    First let me start with the one who has turned the "Hindu Kovils" that we know of to "Tamil Kovils" (January 21st, 2010 at 11:43 am)
    He says
    The Sinhala speaking people have been suffering from their own stupidity of having elected the wrong leaders and wrong parties for wrong reasons. The political Anagarikas dominated the Sri lankan society for the past 100 years whose only agenda has been to make Sri lanka a narrowly defined monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist country.

    This same idiot does not seem to remember that these leaders (I don't know how the Britishers were selected by Sri Lankan people as our democracy only is 60 years old and not 100 years as he says) were backed by the leaders of parties that were ethnically motivated – Ex. Thondama for UNP and his Son for Mahinda. Muslim congress for UNP and Ferial Ahroff for Mahinda etc..

    The next absurd comment is The Political Anagarikas including the JVP, NFF JHU and a plethora of pressure groups lead by Safron clad anti people political elements continue to champion for a nation which has already lost its purpose for its existence. The country is not fit for purpose as its focus is and purpose is to make itself a Sinhala/Buddhist state and continue to alienate its people including Sinhala Speaking Christians.

    JVP is with SF and JHU is with MR – divided ha ? the Tamil National Allience it self is divided where one part supports SF and the other MR. So what bullshit are you talking of saying that it is driven by nationalists ??? JHU and JVP together have less than 700,000 votes, meaning less than 1% of the population – as much as I agree that JHU in particular is National driven, they all have rallied around with the others to achieve a single goal – One Sri Lanka for all. To give credit to JHU, they never said that Tamils cannot live in this land and they all should be killed or sent elsewhere. They always said that Any ethnic group can live here, but, more power to the Majority Singhalees. Now this is quite a contras to the Tamil nationalism that was fueled by the LTTE noh? Killing even the Muslims around ??

    Hence, the following comment of Singhala / Monolithic governance made by you goes straight in to the dust bin. So is the rest of the comments made, which sounds utter rubbish to me and now, the others reading the blog.

    Now lets go to Krishna – (U put the good lord Krishna's name to shame) (comment date – January 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm)

    Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people. I wonder what Prompted you to make such a silly remark. Why not is my question to you? Either party coming in to politics will bring along a Tamil party too. Is it that you Do not have trust in any of the Tamil politicians to represent you ?? As far as we know, they will look in to all the well being of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Muthurasu could be rest assured that he is going to get a house and all that is required for him to continue farming if he wishes to. I am not sure whether his Paddy land has been de-mined as yet. But then again, why should Muturasu blame the GOSL ? It is not the GOSL that planted landmines in his Paddy field not started the war that widowed him ha ?? I am sure he will take the right decision on 26th when he casts his vote.

    Also the comment Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    Make it simple – What do U expect after a war ???? American soldiers are in Iraq – many years since the war in Iraq finished – why ?? Need new brains to know why ?? At least be happy that after 30 years, these areas are being developed – the Jaffna people got to see a lazer light show for the first time in their lives recently – be happy for them and don't try to take them back to 1980.

    Then the final one goes to the Jim Almighty – regarding this post of mine.

    Don't warn me for writing stuff off topic – I am only answering what Krishna said – If you want to prevent these acts occurring, block the people or delete posts that are not relevant. As mentioned before, I have lost count of warnings you have given Rohan and others. If any thing is post here, I will answer or counter comment because it effects my motherland. I totally feel that Krishna's {January 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm} comment apart from the first line, is off topic.

  18. Sorry Jim McDonald regarding my post January 21st, 2010 at 1:22 am without enough comments.

    After every election, violence directed to terrorise the Tamils, but this time election violence already reached the record level. Death threat to the Tamil MP, handbills threatening with death to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Gajendran and the Jaffna University community.

    In the north & east paramilitary outfit also terrorise the civilians. Who ever oppose the governments are under threat.

  19. So we start a new topic again !

    Politics happen in many ways in different parts of the world and so there is a way that it was done, is being done and will be done in Sri Lanka too. Changes to these occurrences for good or bad will happen over time. I agree that it’s not the most decent politics that is being played in Sri Lanka. Many brawls happen, the nation divides on whom to support, dirty politics come in to play etc..

    This does not mean that dirty politics doesn’t happen in other countries too ha? We all know how Bush was given money by the Gun / arms manufacturers to run his campaign, We know that our own good buddies of the LTTE tried to bribe the Blondie Hillary Clinton during her campaign to become the Presidential nominee etc.

    So it happens all over the world in different forms noh? It’s just that in Sri Lanka and some other countries, come acts are so visible to the out side. Now, I assume that we all agree that however much dirty the politics are, the votes should not be rigged – this is where the democracy actually comes in to play – The campaigns of each candidate could come in any form or by spending any amount of money gotten from where ever, But what matters for democracy to prevail is that the votes are not rigged and the end result represents what the countries majority wants.

    On that note, I am proud to say Sri Lanka has a record of 100%. Will take the times that I know of – 1977 J.R, 87 Premadasa, 94 Chandrika, these were all predicted way before election dates. in 99, people expected Ranil to win, but changed overnight when Chandrika was bombed – the result was not rigged votes. In 2005, even after Chandrika indirectly supported Ranil, Mahinda managed to win because and only because he knew whom to talk to in order to win the election and his campaign was focused. Though we were expecting a UNP victory, Mahinda won fair and square.

    This year around, we again have 2 mighty worriers of Sri Lanka, contesting for the election. Though dirty politics happen, what we are hopeful and quite sure of is that end result would not be effected by any kind of rigging. We have a very very straight forward and good, independent elections commissioner and enough support for him to ensure a free and fair election. At the moment, the end result looks close, but, in favour of Mahinda. There is no racism as both the major candidates have support from stalwarts coming from all Ethnic groups.

    So let me make this comment now itself, “Who ever wins or who ever looses, the end result will not be effected by any Ethnic group” – we will vote as Sri Lankans, divided by Political opinion and not by any Ethnicity – So Please do not use this forum to make the elections in SL look as if it’s afight between Ethnic groups, for, there is only 1 Ethnic group in Sri Lanka and they are called Sri Lankans.

  20. Now let me get on with some of the comments made by some Political Padiths on this column…

    First let me start with the one who has turned the “Hindu Kovils” that we know of to “Tamil Kovils” (January 21st, 2010 at 11:43 am)
    He says
    The Sinhala speaking people have been suffering from their own stupidity of having elected the wrong leaders and wrong parties for wrong reasons. The political Anagarikas dominated the Sri lankan society for the past 100 years whose only agenda has been to make Sri lanka a narrowly defined monolithic Sinhala/Buddhist country.

    This same idiot does not seem to remember that these leaders (I don’t know how the Britishers were selected by Sri Lankan people as our democracy only is 60 years old and not 100 years as he says) were backed by the leaders of parties that were ethnically motivated – Ex. Thondama for UNP and his Son for Mahinda. Muslim congress for UNP and Ferial Ahroff for Mahinda etc..

    The next absurd comment is The Political Anagarikas including the JVP, NFF JHU and a plethora of pressure groups lead by Safron clad anti people political elements continue to champion for a nation which has already lost its purpose for its existence. The country is not fit for purpose as its focus is and purpose is to make itself a Sinhala/Buddhist state and continue to alienate its people including Sinhala Speaking Christians.

    JVP is with SF and JHU is with MR – divided ha ? the Tamil National Allience it self is divided where one part supports SF and the other MR. So what bullshit are you talking of saying that it is driven by nationalists ??? JHU and JVP together have less than 700,000 votes, meaning less than 1% of the population – as much as I agree that JHU in particular is National driven, they all have rallied around with the others to achieve a single goal – One Sri Lanka for all. To give credit to JHU, they never said that Tamils cannot live in this land and they all should be killed or sent elsewhere. They always said that Any ethnic group can live here, but, more power to the Majority Singhalees. Now this is quite a contras to the Tamil nationalism that was fueled by the LTTE noh? Killing even the Muslims around ??

    Hence, the following comment of Singhala / Monolithic governance made by you goes straight in to the dust bin. So is the rest of the comments made, which sounds utter rubbish to me and now, the others reading the blog.

    Now lets go to Krishna – (U put the good lord Krishna’s name to shame) (comment date – January 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm)

    Day after the election there will no longer be any concern for the Tamil people. I wonder what Prompted you to make such a silly remark. Why not is my question to you? Either party coming in to politics will bring along a Tamil party too. Is it that you Do not have trust in any of the Tamil politicians to represent you ?? As far as we know, they will look in to all the well being of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

    Subramanium Muthurasu, 66, said.“We have to start farming, but we don’t have the resources. We stand empty-handed.”

    Muthurasu, who once grew rice and tended cattle in the village of Karaichchi, is desperate to find a way to make money now that he has the extra responsibility of taking care of his daughter, widowed by the war, and her five children.

    Muthurasu could be rest assured that he is going to get a house and all that is required for him to continue farming if he wishes to. I am not sure whether his Paddy land has been de-mined as yet. But then again, why should Muturasu blame the GOSL ? It is not the GOSL that planted landmines in his Paddy field not started the war that widowed him ha ?? I am sure he will take the right decision on 26th when he casts his vote.

    Also the comment Kilinochchi today looks like a garrison town with dozens of military camps, large and small, every few hundred yards
    and soldiers patrolling the streets.No building is without damage and the streets are nearly empty, because only 8,000 of the district’s estimated 120,000 pre-war residents have returned.

    Make it simple – What do U expect after a war ???? American soldiers are in Iraq – many years since the war in Iraq finished – why ?? Need new brains to know why ?? At least be happy that after 30 years, these areas are being developed – the Jaffna people got to see a lazer light show for the first time in their lives recently – be happy for them and don’t try to take them back to 1980.

    Then the final one goes to the Jim Almighty – regarding this post of mine.

    Don’t warn me for writing stuff off topic – I am only answering what Krishna said – If you want to prevent these acts occurring, block the people or delete posts that are not relevant. As mentioned before, I have lost count of warnings you have given Rohan and others. If any thing is post here, I will answer or counter comment because it effects my motherland. I totally feel that Krishna’s {January 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm} comment apart from the first line, is off topic.

  21. Sorry Jim McDonald regarding my post January 21st, 2010 at 1:22 am without enough comments.

    After every election, violence directed to terrorise the Tamils, but this time election violence already reached the record level. Death threat to the Tamil MP, handbills threatening with death to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Gajendran and the Jaffna University community.

    In the north & east paramilitary outfit also terrorise the civilians. Who ever oppose the governments are under threat.

  22. It was just before dawn yesterday when the bomb exploded in front of Tiran Alles’s villa in Colombo, signalling a new low in one of the dirtiest elections in Sri Lanka’s history.

    By the time he rushed from his bedroom at the back of the house, the entire façade was in flames, as was his Toyota saloon in the forecourt.“Shocking,” Mr Alles, 49, told The Times as police examined the wreckage.“There’ll be more violence like this before polling day.”

    Until the Tamil Tigers’ defeat in May few would have doubted that the rebels were behind an attack like this on an ethnic Sinhalese businessman. This time, the finger of suspicion points in a different direction.

    Mr Alles is a key supporter of Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief, who led the campaign against the Tigers but is now challenging President Rajapaksa in an election on Tuesday.

    General Fonseka has openly blamed the bombing on the President.“This shows the Government is in huge fear,” said the general.“The whole reason for my coming into politics has been justified.”

    President Rajapaksa’s camp has denied any role in the attack, which did not hurt anyone. The bombing has, nonetheless, heightened fears that election violence could spiral out of control, undermining a peace that took three decades to achieve.

    Four people have been killed in more than 773 registered cases of political violence, police say, compared to about 125 in the last presidential poll in 2005.“This is extraordinary,” said Keerthi Tennakoon, of the Campaign for Free & Fair Election.“We’ve not had organised election violence like this since 1989.”

    So unruly has campaigning been that Ban Ki Moon, the UN chief, and Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the EU foreign policy head, both appealed for restraint this week.

    Dayananda Dissanayake, Sri Lanka’s Election Commissioner, also admitted that he had given up warning police and public officials to remain impartial because they repeatedly ignored him.

    Few would have predicted such mayhem in May when the army finally crushed the Tigers’ 26-year struggle to create an ethnic Tamil homeland.

    Mr Rajapaksa, a Sinhalese, was hailed as a hero by his supporters, and called the election early to capitalise on his popularity. But he failed to give credit to General Fonseka, and angered him by transferring him to the powerless post of Chief of Defence Staff.

    The general resigned, and declared his candidacy last month, backed by an unlikely alliance of opposition parties.“The opposition realised it didn’t have a candidate and had to find someone with an equal claim to winning the war,” said Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, of the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    The general, too, has a reputation as a Sinhalese nationalist and many human rights groups accuse him and Mr Rajapaksa of committing war crimes. But his entry split the Sinhalese vote, forcing both candidates to reach out to Tamils as kingmakers.

    General Fonseka has been particularly outspoken, accusing the Government of ordering the army to execute Tiger leaders as they surrendered. He also said that the Government was dragging its feet on releasing 300,000 Tamils detained in internment camps.

    Mr Rajapaksa responded by freeing the detainees, making hurried visits to Tamil areas, and mustering current army officers to denounce General Fonseka.“The time has come for all groups of people to forget party or colour differences and unite to develop the country,” he told a rally this week.

    But while popular still in Sinhalese rural areas, he has failed to convince most Tamils. This month General Fonseka was endorsed by the Tamil National Alliance, the main Tamil party that was close to the Tigers.

    Many are betting that he cannot be worse than President Rajapaksa.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

  23. It was just before dawn yesterday when the bomb exploded in front of Tiran Alles’s villa in Colombo, signalling a new low in one of the dirtiest elections in Sri Lanka’s history.

    By the time he rushed from his bedroom at the back of the house, the entire façade was in flames, as was his Toyota saloon in the forecourt.“Shocking,” Mr Alles, 49, told The Times as police examined the wreckage.“There’ll be more violence like this before polling day.”

    Until the Tamil Tigers’ defeat in May few would have doubted that the rebels were behind an attack like this on an ethnic Sinhalese businessman. This time, the finger of suspicion points in a different direction.

    Mr Alles is a key supporter of Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief, who led the campaign against the Tigers but is now challenging President Rajapaksa in an election on Tuesday.

    General Fonseka has openly blamed the bombing on the President.“This shows the Government is in huge fear,” said the general.“The whole reason for my coming into politics has been justified.”

    President Rajapaksa’s camp has denied any role in the attack, which did not hurt anyone. The bombing has, nonetheless, heightened fears that election violence could spiral out of control, undermining a peace that took three decades to achieve.

    Four people have been killed in more than 773 registered cases of political violence, police say, compared to about 125 in the last presidential poll in 2005.“This is extraordinary,” said Keerthi Tennakoon, of the Campaign for Free & Fair Election.“We’ve not had organised election violence like this since 1989.”

    So unruly has campaigning been that Ban Ki Moon, the UN chief, and Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the EU foreign policy head, both appealed for restraint this week.

    Dayananda Dissanayake, Sri Lanka’s Election Commissioner, also admitted that he had given up warning police and public officials to remain impartial because they repeatedly ignored him.

    Few would have predicted such mayhem in May when the army finally crushed the Tigers’ 26-year struggle to create an ethnic Tamil homeland.

    Mr Rajapaksa, a Sinhalese, was hailed as a hero by his supporters, and called the election early to capitalise on his popularity. But he failed to give credit to General Fonseka, and angered him by transferring him to the powerless post of Chief of Defence Staff.

    The general resigned, and declared his candidacy last month, backed by an unlikely alliance of opposition parties.“The opposition realised it didn’t have a candidate and had to find someone with an equal claim to winning the war,” said Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, of the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    The general, too, has a reputation as a Sinhalese nationalist and many human rights groups accuse him and Mr Rajapaksa of committing war crimes. But his entry split the Sinhalese vote, forcing both candidates to reach out to Tamils as kingmakers.

    General Fonseka has been particularly outspoken, accusing the Government of ordering the army to execute Tiger leaders as they surrendered. He also said that the Government was dragging its feet on releasing 300,000 Tamils detained in internment camps.

    Mr Rajapaksa responded by freeing the detainees, making hurried visits to Tamil areas, and mustering current army officers to denounce General Fonseka.“The time has come for all groups of people to forget party or colour differences and unite to develop the country,” he told a rally this week.

    But while popular still in Sinhalese rural areas, he has failed to convince most Tamils. This month General Fonseka was endorsed by the Tamil National Alliance, the main Tamil party that was close to the Tigers.

    Many are betting that he cannot be worse than President Rajapaksa.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

  24. It was just before dawn yesterday when the bomb exploded in front of Tiran Alles’s villa in Colombo, signalling a new low in one of the dirtiest elections in Sri Lanka’s history.

    By the time he rushed from his bedroom at the back of the house, the entire façade was in flames, as was his Toyota saloon in the forecourt.“Shocking,” Mr Alles, 49, told The Times as police examined the wreckage.“There’ll be more violence like this before polling day.”

    Until the Tamil Tigers’ defeat in May few would have doubted that the rebels were behind an attack like this on an ethnic Sinhalese businessman. This time, the finger of suspicion points in a different direction.

    Mr Alles is a key supporter of Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief, who led the campaign against the Tigers but is now challenging President Rajapaksa in an election on Tuesday.

    General Fonseka has openly blamed the bombing on the President.“This shows the Government is in huge fear,” said the general.“The whole reason for my coming into politics has been justified.”

    President Rajapaksa’s camp has denied any role in the attack, which did not hurt anyone. The bombing has, nonetheless, heightened fears that election violence could spiral out of control, undermining a peace that took three decades to achieve.

    Four people have been killed in more than 773 registered cases of political violence, police say, compared to about 125 in the last presidential poll in 2005.“This is extraordinary,” said Keerthi Tennakoon, of the Campaign for Free & Fair Election.“We’ve not had organised election violence like this since 1989.”

    So unruly has campaigning been that Ban Ki Moon, the UN chief, and Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the EU foreign policy head, both appealed for restraint this week.

    Dayananda Dissanayake, Sri Lanka’s Election Commissioner, also admitted that he had given up warning police and public officials to remain impartial because they repeatedly ignored him.

    Few would have predicted such mayhem in May when the army finally crushed the Tigers’ 26-year struggle to create an ethnic Tamil homeland.

    Mr Rajapaksa, a Sinhalese, was hailed as a hero by his supporters, and called the election early to capitalise on his popularity. But he failed to give credit to General Fonseka, and angered him by transferring him to the powerless post of Chief of Defence Staff.

    The general resigned, and declared his candidacy last month, backed by an unlikely alliance of opposition parties.“The opposition realised it didn’t have a candidate and had to find someone with an equal claim to winning the war,” said Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, of the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    The general, too, has a reputation as a Sinhalese nationalist and many human rights groups accuse him and Mr Rajapaksa of committing war crimes. But his entry split the Sinhalese vote, forcing both candidates to reach out to Tamils as kingmakers.

    General Fonseka has been particularly outspoken, accusing the Government of ordering the army to execute Tiger leaders as they surrendered. He also said that the Government was dragging its feet on releasing 300,000 Tamils detained in internment camps.

    Mr Rajapaksa responded by freeing the detainees, making hurried visits to Tamil areas, and mustering current army officers to denounce General Fonseka.“The time has come for all groups of people to forget party or colour differences and unite to develop the country,” he told a rally this week.

    But while popular still in Sinhalese rural areas, he has failed to convince most Tamils. This month General Fonseka was endorsed by the Tamil National Alliance, the main Tamil party that was close to the Tigers.

    Many are betting that he cannot be worse than President Rajapaksa.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

  25. It was just before dawn yesterday when the bomb exploded in front of Tiran Alles’s villa in Colombo, signalling a new low in one of the dirtiest elections in Sri Lanka’s history.

    By the time he rushed from his bedroom at the back of the house, the entire façade was in flames, as was his Toyota saloon in the forecourt.“Shocking,” Mr Alles, 49, told The Times as police examined the wreckage.“There’ll be more violence like this before polling day.”

    Until the Tamil Tigers’ defeat in May few would have doubted that the rebels were behind an attack like this on an ethnic Sinhalese businessman. This time, the finger of suspicion points in a different direction.

    Mr Alles is a key supporter of Sarath Fonseka, the former army chief, who led the campaign against the Tigers but is now challenging President Rajapaksa in an election on Tuesday.

    General Fonseka has openly blamed the bombing on the President.“This shows the Government is in huge fear,” said the general.“The whole reason for my coming into politics has been justified.”

    President Rajapaksa’s camp has denied any role in the attack, which did not hurt anyone. The bombing has, nonetheless, heightened fears that election violence could spiral out of control, undermining a peace that took three decades to achieve.

    Four people have been killed in more than 773 registered cases of political violence, police say, compared to about 125 in the last presidential poll in 2005.“This is extraordinary,” said Keerthi Tennakoon, of the Campaign for Free & Fair Election.“We’ve not had organised election violence like this since 1989.”

    So unruly has campaigning been that Ban Ki Moon, the UN chief, and Baroness Ashton of Upholland, the EU foreign policy head, both appealed for restraint this week.

    Dayananda Dissanayake, Sri Lanka’s Election Commissioner, also admitted that he had given up warning police and public officials to remain impartial because they repeatedly ignored him.

    Few would have predicted such mayhem in May when the army finally crushed the Tigers’ 26-year struggle to create an ethnic Tamil homeland.

    Mr Rajapaksa, a Sinhalese, was hailed as a hero by his supporters, and called the election early to capitalise on his popularity. But he failed to give credit to General Fonseka, and angered him by transferring him to the powerless post of Chief of Defence Staff.

    The general resigned, and declared his candidacy last month, backed by an unlikely alliance of opposition parties.“The opposition realised it didn’t have a candidate and had to find someone with an equal claim to winning the war,” said Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, of the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

    The general, too, has a reputation as a Sinhalese nationalist and many human rights groups accuse him and Mr Rajapaksa of committing war crimes. But his entry split the Sinhalese vote, forcing both candidates to reach out to Tamils as kingmakers.

    General Fonseka has been particularly outspoken, accusing the Government of ordering the army to execute Tiger leaders as they surrendered. He also said that the Government was dragging its feet on releasing 300,000 Tamils detained in internment camps.

    Mr Rajapaksa responded by freeing the detainees, making hurried visits to Tamil areas, and mustering current army officers to denounce General Fonseka.“The time has come for all groups of people to forget party or colour differences and unite to develop the country,” he told a rally this week.

    But while popular still in Sinhalese rural areas, he has failed to convince most Tamils. This month General Fonseka was endorsed by the Tamil National Alliance, the main Tamil party that was close to the Tigers.

    Many are betting that he cannot be worse than President Rajapaksa.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6999273.ece

  26. In the face of unbridled repression and misuse of power which the Elections Commissioner, Judiciary and Police have failed to control the unleashing of further violence during and after the election seems inevitable. Politics has become a dirty game to hang onto power.

  27. Don't forget it was predicted by many ,that the very desperate opposition will stage some incidences to get sympathy votes. Alles incidence could very well be such. We may see several more staged dramas. The LTTE involvement in SF campaighn make it FAKE,FRAUDS ,MISINFORMATION and TONS of LIES.
    We don't believe Amenesty Int has any concerns for human right in SL. You have a different agendas such as regime change in your mind,acting onbehalf of your paymasters agenda. Election browls turning into violance is quite normal in SL.
    I totally agree with Jim Pappa's comments with regard to other commentators here. They are nothing but misinformation running riots. I learn that there are 150 LTTE paid, full time writers writing rubbish to misinform the world, they could be from that gang. 700 cases of election violance??? Where do they get these numbers. What I have seen in SL media is much lower.

  28. The SF campaign was cought printing fake ballot papers and bribing MPs to cross over. These kind of acts will pave to lot of violance. Why don't Amnesty work on these allegations? Not in your agenda ha.

  29. An excellent and laudable commitment by AI to furthering HR for all of SL's citizens. Who could possibly object to this? Well, I do.

    Reason 1: AI says " ..since the war with the opposition Tamil Tigers ended last May."

    Even by the degraded standards of AI commentary, this is a new low. The LTTE was not an opposition. They were and remain virulently racist, secessionist terrorists.

    By this logic, Timothy McVeigh, who destroyed that US govt building and murdered over 160 people was engaged in 'opposition' to the elected US govt.

    This definition must also logically mean that US-based White Racist terrorists like the Aryan Nations and the KKK are merely opposition groups. We should ensure that the Black and Jewish supporters of AI know about AI's new definitions of opposition groups.

    The war didn't just 'end'. It was won by the legitimate govt of SL. It involved the crushing of the LTTE. It involved the deaths of many innocent civilians.

    Reason 2: AI and the rest of the Western bloc HR circus did their utmost to prevent SL from defeating the LTTE and bringing the entire country under the rule of a legitimate government,

    A few examples:

    – continually pressed for ceasefires as the LTTE thrashed around in its death throes.
    – tried to prevent arms supplies from reaching SLA by pressurising the EU.
    – attempted to prevent SL from getting IMF loans, necessary to continue development and battle against the LTTE.
    – assisted the move by Western powers against SL in the UNHR Council vote, literally days after the war was won.

    Need I go on?

    Frankly, I respect the LTTE's fighting cadres more than I do Western bloc HR organisations like AI. At least with the LTTE, you knew what they stood for and fought for.

    Dr Palitha Kohona foreign secretary and Permanent Representative to the UN put it most eloquently:

    Q. How concerned do you think the Europeans are about the human cost of their reprisals? I remember watching an NHK World programme in which you were also a participant where Yasushi Akashi revealed that the Co-chairs, Norway, USA and the EU wanted to cut off all aid and concessions to Sri Lanka but that Japan blocked the move. So how do you convince a party with a mentality like that?

    A. "It is a curious phenomenon that on the one hand, the proponents of human rights will unsheathe their sword ostensibly to advance the cause of human rights, but in the process will not have any compunction in taking measures that will result in greater violations of humanitarian standards and human rights. It’s unbelievable that right thinking people would even dream of taking measures of this nature.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/01/23/features1.html

  30. An excellent and laudable commitment by AI to furthering HR for all of SL's citizens. Who could possibly object to this? Well, I do.

    Reason 1: AI says " ..since the war with the opposition Tamil Tigers ended last May."

    Even by the degraded standards of AI commentary, this is a new low. The LTTE was not an opposition. They were and remain virulently racist, secessionist terrorists.

    By this logic, Timothy McVeigh, who destroyed that US govt building and murdered over 160 people was engaged in 'opposition' to the elected US govt.

    This definition must also logically mean that US-based White Racist terrorists like the Aryan Nations and the KKK are merely opposition groups. We should ensure that the Black and Jewish supporters of AI know about AI's new definitions of opposition groups.

    The war didn't just 'end'. It was won by the legitimate govt of SL. It involved the crushing of the LTTE. It involved the deaths of many innocent civilians.

    Reason 2: AI and the rest of the Western bloc HR circus did their utmost to prevent SL from defeating the LTTE and bringing the entire country under the rule of a legitimate government,

    A few examples:

    – continually pressed for ceasefires as the LTTE thrashed around in its death throes.
    – tried to prevent arms supplies from reaching SLA by pressurising the EU.
    – attempted to prevent SL from getting IMF loans, necessary to continue development and battle against the LTTE.
    – assisted the move by Western powers against SL in the UNHR Council vote, literally days after the war was won.

    Need I go on?

    Frankly, I respect the LTTE's fighting cadres more than I do Western bloc HR organisations like AI. At least with the LTTE, you knew what they stood for and fought for.

    Dr Palitha Kohona foreign secretary and Permanent Representative to the UN put it most eloquently:

    Q. How concerned do you think the Europeans are about the human cost of their reprisals? I remember watching an NHK World programme in which you were also a participant where Yasushi Akashi revealed that the Co-chairs, Norway, USA and the EU wanted to cut off all aid and concessions to Sri Lanka but that Japan blocked the move. So how do you convince a party with a mentality like that?

    A. "It is a curious phenomenon that on the one hand, the proponents of human rights will unsheathe their sword ostensibly to advance the cause of human rights, but in the process will not have any compunction in taking measures that will result in greater violations of humanitarian standards and human rights. It’s unbelievable that right thinking people would even dream of taking measures of this nature.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/01/23/features1.html

  31. An excellent and laudable commitment by AI to furthering HR for all of SL's citizens. Who could possibly object to this? Well, I do.

    Reason 1: AI says " ..since the war with the opposition Tamil Tigers ended last May."

    Even by the degraded standards of AI commentary, this is a new low. The LTTE was not an opposition. They were and remain virulently racist, secessionist terrorists.

    By this logic, Timothy McVeigh, who destroyed that US govt building and murdered over 160 people was engaged in 'opposition' to the elected US govt.

    This definition must also logically mean that US-based White Racist terrorists like the Aryan Nations and the KKK are merely opposition groups. We should ensure that the Black and Jewish supporters of AI know about AI's new definitions of opposition groups.

    The war didn't just 'end'. It was won by the legitimate govt of SL. It involved the crushing of the LTTE. It involved the deaths of many innocent civilians.

    Reason 2: AI and the rest of the Western bloc HR circus did their utmost to prevent SL from defeating the LTTE and bringing the entire country under the rule of a legitimate government,

    A few examples:

    – continually pressed for ceasefires as the LTTE thrashed around in its death throes.
    – tried to prevent arms supplies from reaching SLA by pressurising the EU.
    – attempted to prevent SL from getting IMF loans, necessary to continue development and battle against the LTTE.
    – assisted the move by Western powers against SL in the UNHR Council vote, literally days after the war was won.

    Need I go on?

    Frankly, I respect the LTTE's fighting cadres more than I do Western bloc HR organisations like AI. At least with the LTTE, you knew what they stood for and fought for.

    Dr Palitha Kohona foreign secretary and Permanent Representative to the UN put it most eloquently:

    Q. How concerned do you think the Europeans are about the human cost of their reprisals? I remember watching an NHK World programme in which you were also a participant where Yasushi Akashi revealed that the Co-chairs, Norway, USA and the EU wanted to cut off all aid and concessions to Sri Lanka but that Japan blocked the move. So how do you convince a party with a mentality like that?

    A. "It is a curious phenomenon that on the one hand, the proponents of human rights will unsheathe their sword ostensibly to advance the cause of human rights, but in the process will not have any compunction in taking measures that will result in greater violations of humanitarian standards and human rights. It’s unbelievable that right thinking people would even dream of taking measures of this nature.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/01/23/features1.html

  32. In the face of unbridled repression and misuse of power which the Elections Commissioner, Judiciary and Police have failed to control the unleashing of further violence during and after the election seems inevitable. Politics has become a dirty game to hang onto power.

  33. Don’t forget it was predicted by many ,that the very desperate opposition will stage some incidences to get sympathy votes. Alles incidence could very well be such. We may see several more staged dramas. The LTTE involvement in SF campaighn make it FAKE,FRAUDS ,MISINFORMATION and TONS of LIES.
    We don’t believe Amenesty Int has any concerns for human right in SL. You have a different agendas such as regime change in your mind,acting onbehalf of your paymasters agenda. Election browls turning into violance is quite normal in SL.
    I totally agree with Jim Pappa’s comments with regard to other commentators here. They are nothing but misinformation running riots. I learn that there are 150 LTTE paid, full time writers writing rubbish to misinform the world, they could be from that gang. 700 cases of election violance??? Where do they get these numbers. What I have seen in SL media is much lower.

  34. The SF campaign was cought printing fake ballot papers and bribing MPs to cross over. These kind of acts will pave to lot of violance. Why don’t Amnesty work on these allegations? Not in your agenda ha.

  35. An excellent and laudable commitment by AI to furthering HR for all of SL’s citizens. Who could possibly object to this? Well, I do.

    Reason 1: AI says ” ..since the war with the opposition Tamil Tigers ended last May.”

    Even by the degraded standards of AI commentary, this is a new low. The LTTE was not an opposition. They were and remain virulently racist, secessionist terrorists.

    By this logic, Timothy McVeigh, who destroyed that US govt building and murdered over 160 people was engaged in ‘opposition’ to the elected US govt.

    This definition must also logically mean that US-based White Racist terrorists like the Aryan Nations and the KKK are merely opposition groups. We should ensure that the Black and Jewish supporters of AI know about AI’s new definitions of opposition groups.

    The war didn’t just ‘end’. It was won by the legitimate govt of SL. It involved the crushing of the LTTE. It involved the deaths of many innocent civilians.

    Reason 2: AI and the rest of the Western bloc HR circus did their utmost to prevent SL from defeating the LTTE and bringing the entire country under the rule of a legitimate government,

    A few examples:

    – continually pressed for ceasefires as the LTTE thrashed around in its death throes.
    – tried to prevent arms supplies from reaching SLA by pressurising the EU.
    – attempted to prevent SL from getting IMF loans, necessary to continue development and battle against the LTTE.
    – assisted the move by Western powers against SL in the UNHR Council vote, literally days after the war was won.

    Need I go on?

    Frankly, I respect the LTTE’s fighting cadres more than I do Western bloc HR organisations like AI. At least with the LTTE, you knew what they stood for and fought for.

    Dr Palitha Kohona foreign secretary and Permanent Representative to the UN put it most eloquently:

    Q. How concerned do you think the Europeans are about the human cost of their reprisals? I remember watching an NHK World programme in which you were also a participant where Yasushi Akashi revealed that the Co-chairs, Norway, USA and the EU wanted to cut off all aid and concessions to Sri Lanka but that Japan blocked the move. So how do you convince a party with a mentality like that?

    A. “It is a curious phenomenon that on the one hand, the proponents of human rights will unsheathe their sword ostensibly to advance the cause of human rights, but in the process will not have any compunction in taking measures that will result in greater violations of humanitarian standards and human rights. It’s unbelievable that right thinking people would even dream of taking measures of this nature.

    http://www.island.lk/2010/01/23/features1.html

  36. The Sri Lankan’s voters are between 2 devils. Without doubt the Mahinda Rajapakse Presidency has been tainted by nepotism and corruption

    Sarath Fonseka, on the other hand, has promised, an end to the state of Emergency and the ‘white van’ culture of disappearances and extra-judicial killings. Of course there is no guarantee that he will deliver on them.

    What is guaranteed that if Rajapaksa comes back to power, there will be no political settlement, nor an end to the culture of impunity for gross abuses of human rights. He has had plenty of opportunities to achieve these things, and has failed to do.

    The cruel treatment of Tamil IDPs after the war is simply one indication that he had no such agenda in mind. Partial restoration of freedom of movement in the North started only after it became clear that he could no longer count on overwhelming support from Sinhalese voters.

  37. The Sri Lankan’s voters are between 2 devils. Without doubt the Mahinda Rajapakse Presidency has been tainted by nepotism and corruption

    Sarath Fonseka, on the other hand, has promised, an end to the state of Emergency and the ‘white van’ culture of disappearances and extra-judicial killings. Of course there is no guarantee that he will deliver on them.

    What is guaranteed that if Rajapaksa comes back to power, there will be no political settlement, nor an end to the culture of impunity for gross abuses of human rights. He has had plenty of opportunities to achieve these things, and has failed to do.

    The cruel treatment of Tamil IDPs after the war is simply one indication that he had no such agenda in mind. Partial restoration of freedom of movement in the North started only after it became clear that he could no longer count on overwhelming support from Sinhalese voters.

  38. In response to Reductio ad Absurdum's comment of Jan. 23, 1:09 P.M., I'd note the following:
    1. During the final stages of the war, AI called for a temporary humanitarian truce in order to allow civilians to leave the war zone and to allow food and medical supplies into the zone for the civilian population. Those interested in learning more could review AI's press releases of Feb. 5 and 6, 2009, which can be found at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka.
    2. Contrary to the assertion made in the comment, AI did not take a position on the IMF loan. We neither supported nor opposed the granting of the loan to Sri Lanka.
    3. I don't have any information on the asserted pressuring by AI of the EU in connection with arms sales to Sri Lanka. If there's any evidence behind such assertion, I'd appreciate seeing it.
    4. AI welcomed the special UN Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka (see our May 22, 2009 press release, available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka). We were very disappointed in the outcome of the session (see our May 29, 2009 press release).

  39. In response to Reductio ad Absurdum's comment of Jan. 23, 1:09 P.M., I'd note the following:
    1. During the final stages of the war, AI called for a temporary humanitarian truce in order to allow civilians to leave the war zone and to allow food and medical supplies into the zone for the civilian population. Those interested in learning more could review AI's press releases of Feb. 5 and 6, 2009, which can be found at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka.
    2. Contrary to the assertion made in the comment, AI did not take a position on the IMF loan. We neither supported nor opposed the granting of the loan to Sri Lanka.
    3. I don't have any information on the asserted pressuring by AI of the EU in connection with arms sales to Sri Lanka. If there's any evidence behind such assertion, I'd appreciate seeing it.
    4. AI welcomed the special UN Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka (see our May 22, 2009 press release, available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka). We were very disappointed in the outcome of the session (see our May 29, 2009 press release).

  40. In response to Reductio ad Absurdum's comment of Jan. 23, 1:09 P.M., I'd note the following:
    1. During the final stages of the war, AI called for a temporary humanitarian truce in order to allow civilians to leave the war zone and to allow food and medical supplies into the zone for the civilian population. Those interested in learning more could review AI's press releases of Feb. 5 and 6, 2009, which can be found at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka.
    2. Contrary to the assertion made in the comment, AI did not take a position on the IMF loan. We neither supported nor opposed the granting of the loan to Sri Lanka.
    3. I don't have any information on the asserted pressuring by AI of the EU in connection with arms sales to Sri Lanka. If there's any evidence behind such assertion, I'd appreciate seeing it.
    4. AI welcomed the special UN Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka (see our May 22, 2009 press release, available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka). We were very disappointed in the outcome of the session (see our May 29, 2009 press release).

  41. In response to Reductio ad Absurdum’s comment of Jan. 23, 1:09 P.M., I’d note the following:
    1. During the final stages of the war, AI called for a temporary humanitarian truce in order to allow civilians to leave the war zone and to allow food and medical supplies into the zone for the civilian population. Those interested in learning more could review AI’s press releases of Feb. 5 and 6, 2009, which can be found at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka.
    2. Contrary to the assertion made in the comment, AI did not take a position on the IMF loan. We neither supported nor opposed the granting of the loan to Sri Lanka.
    3. I don’t have any information on the asserted pressuring by AI of the EU in connection with arms sales to Sri Lanka. If there’s any evidence behind such assertion, I’d appreciate seeing it.
    4. AI welcomed the special UN Human Rights Council session on Sri Lanka (see our May 22, 2009 press release, available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/srilanka). We were very disappointed in the outcome of the session (see our May 29, 2009 press release).

  42. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in a superb demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. Due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles. Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  43. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in an unsurpassed demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles, hence the Devil's Advocate. I trust you approve.

    Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  44. Mahinda Rajapakse’s bid for re-election remains thoroughly questionable due to the following realities (among many others)

    1.Excesses and melodrama characterise his government (jumbo cabinet, use of artists and media personnel to lure popular votes, massive Burmese military junta-like cut-outs all over, attempts at capitalising on anything and everything).

    2.Tolerance of violence against media personnel and upholders of opposed viewpoints.

    3.Tolerance of state-sponsored terror (the Executive’s carte blanche to one infamous individual in a ministerial position is a prime example).

    4.Tolerance of individuals with daring records of impunity (appointing someone with numerous allegations of sexual abuse against women and minors as an organiser of a Colombo district constituency, absence of any prompt steps to probe such allegations and comfortably turning a blind eye to such issues as long as the said individual supports Mahinda Rajapakse and his government.

    5.Bad management: placing the most crucial positions of power to totally unsuitable hands (notable examples include the office of Prime Minister, policymakers heading the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ports and Aviation, Education and Healthcare.

    6. Mahinda Rajapakse’s clear initiative to promote his family members at any cost, including the sidelining of qualified government servants – paving the way to a 21st century oligarchy.

  45. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in a superb demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. Due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles. Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  46. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in a superb demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. Due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles. Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  47. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in an unsurpassed demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles, hence the Devil's Advocate. I trust you approve.

    Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  48. Dear Jim,

    1. AI's calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was 'standard operating procedure' for the LTTE, yet continued to call for 'cease fires' when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI's involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I'm sure you'll agree.

    3. AI's EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU's position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&fe
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Aut

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL's alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in an unsurpassed demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter's war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.
    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What's the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I'd be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an 'opposition' group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are 'opposition' groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles, hence the Devil's Advocate. I trust you approve.

    Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It's down to your esteemed 'Editors'…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I'm pleased that you're following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam's Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF's efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That's the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  49. Editor says pro-opposition Web site reporter missing in Sri Lanka, may have been abducted

    A Web site reporter critical of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has disappeared and may have been abducted, his editor said Monday.

    Prageeth Ekneligoda disappeared after leaving the office Sunday, said editor of lankaenews.com Sandaruwan Senadeera.

    Senadeera said the reporter may have been abducted for being a critic of Rajapaksa while supporting his main rival, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in Tuesday's presidential election.

    Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena denied that the government was involved in the disappearance and said police were investigating.

    "The Web site has been publishing defamatory articles but all we did was to reply to them. We will not resort to these kind of actions," Abeywardena said.

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists.

    Amnesty International says at least 14 Sri Lankan journalists and media workers have been killed since the beginning of 2006.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/ar

  50. Editor says pro-opposition Web site reporter missing in Sri Lanka, may have been abducted

    A Web site reporter critical of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has disappeared and may have been abducted, his editor said Monday.

    Prageeth Ekneligoda disappeared after leaving the office Sunday, said editor of lankaenews.com Sandaruwan Senadeera.

    Senadeera said the reporter may have been abducted for being a critic of Rajapaksa while supporting his main rival, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in Tuesday's presidential election.

    Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena denied that the government was involved in the disappearance and said police were investigating.

    "The Web site has been publishing defamatory articles but all we did was to reply to them. We will not resort to these kind of actions," Abeywardena said.

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists.

    Amnesty International says at least 14 Sri Lankan journalists and media workers have been killed since the beginning of 2006.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/ar

  51. Editor says pro-opposition Web site reporter missing in Sri Lanka, may have been abducted

    A Web site reporter critical of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has disappeared and may have been abducted, his editor said Monday.

    Prageeth Ekneligoda disappeared after leaving the office Sunday, said editor of lankaenews.com Sandaruwan Senadeera.

    Senadeera said the reporter may have been abducted for being a critic of Rajapaksa while supporting his main rival, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in Tuesday's presidential election.

    Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena denied that the government was involved in the disappearance and said police were investigating.

    "The Web site has been publishing defamatory articles but all we did was to reply to them. We will not resort to these kind of actions," Abeywardena said.

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists.

    Amnesty International says at least 14 Sri Lankan journalists and media workers have been killed since the beginning of 2006.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/ar

  52. Mahinda Rajapakse’s bid for re-election remains thoroughly questionable due to the following realities (among many others)

    1.Excesses and melodrama characterise his government (jumbo cabinet, use of artists and media personnel to lure popular votes, massive Burmese military junta-like cut-outs all over, attempts at capitalising on anything and everything).

    2.Tolerance of violence against media personnel and upholders of opposed viewpoints.

    3.Tolerance of state-sponsored terror (the Executive’s carte blanche to one infamous individual in a ministerial position is a prime example).

    4.Tolerance of individuals with daring records of impunity (appointing someone with numerous allegations of sexual abuse against women and minors as an organiser of a Colombo district constituency, absence of any prompt steps to probe such allegations and comfortably turning a blind eye to such issues as long as the said individual supports Mahinda Rajapakse and his government.

    5.Bad management: placing the most crucial positions of power to totally unsuitable hands (notable examples include the office of Prime Minister, policymakers heading the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ports and Aviation, Education and Healthcare.

    6. Mahinda Rajapakse’s clear initiative to promote his family members at any cost, including the sidelining of qualified government servants – paving the way to a 21st century oligarchy.

  53. Dear Jim,

    1. AI’s calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was ‘standard operating procedure’ for the LTTE, yet continued to call for ‘cease fires’ when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI’s involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I’m sure you’ll agree.

    3. AI’s EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU’s position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&feature=related

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Authorities_of_Human_Rights_Watch_-_6_March_2009

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL’s alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in a superb demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter’s war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.

    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What’s the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I’d be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an ‘opposition’ group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are ‘opposition’ groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. Due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles. Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It’s down to your esteemed ‘Editors’…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I’m pleased that you’re following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam’s Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF’s efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That’s the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  54. Dear Jim,

    1. AI’s calls for ceasefires were useless because previous calls for ceasefires had been ignored by the holed-up LTTE. The only civilians who managed to escape did so due to the actions of the SL Army in breaking through LTTE defensive barriers.

    AI knew perfectly well that the this was ‘standard operating procedure’ for the LTTE, yet continued to call for ‘cease fires’ when it knew that these ceasefire calls only assisted the LTTE.

    2. My apologies for mistaking AI’s involvement in the IMF funding debate. I mistook AI for HRW, a common error, I’m sure you’ll agree.

    3. AI’s EU office could, with your gentle persuasion, provide details of how they influenced the EU’s position on preventing supply of arms & ammo to to SL in the critical stages of Eelam War IV.

    4. Thanks for confirming what we already knew; that AI and the rest of HR industry did their best against SL at the UNHRC vote, but were foiled by the SL UN reps with the assistance of mainly non-Western countries.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufLfWSf8TA&feature=related

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Authorities_of_Human_Rights_Watch_-_6_March_2009

    I also note that AI are still pushing for international investigation into SL’s alleged war crimes and pushed for this during their recent submission at the US Senate hearings in December 2009.

    But in an unsurpassed demonstration of its own biases, the US Senate rejected a U.N. proposal to compel Israel and Hamas to conduct credible investigations into war crimes during last winter’s war in Gaza or face possible prosecution by an international prosecutor.

    http://tinyurl.com/lottjl

    What’s the appropriate response for this type of conundrum?

    Finally, I’d be grateful if you can explain how you characterise the LTTE as an ‘opposition’ group rather than the heavily armed terror organisation it was. This characterisation is also a dreadful attack on the legitimate, unarmed, democratic Tamil opposition, many of whose members were murdered by the LTTE.

    Also, do you believe that the KKK and Aryan Nations are ‘opposition’ groups? If not, why not?

    p.s. due to the vagaries of the AI censorship system, I have to find ever more bizarre handles, hence the Devil’s Advocate. I trust you approve.

    Apologies in advance if I can no longer reply. It’s down to your esteemed ‘Editors’…

    To Seyon / Mawatham Silva Aiya,

    Superb election commentary. It more or less echoes what Tamilnut says. I’m pleased that you’re following the (Eelam) Party Line. Which way are you going to vote? That is, if you can vote in SL….

    The odd thing is, in this election, SL Tamil citizens from the illegal statelet known as Eelam, who were previously prevented from voting (for anything, even to decide on the State of Eelam’s Dogcatcher), will be able to do so, thanks to MR & SF’s efforts in crushing the LTTE.

    That’s the problem with Eelamists. No gratitude. Only whining and complaining. :)

  55. Editor says pro-opposition Web site reporter missing in Sri Lanka, may have been abducted

    A Web site reporter critical of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has disappeared and may have been abducted, his editor said Monday.

    Prageeth Ekneligoda disappeared after leaving the office Sunday, said editor of lankaenews.com Sandaruwan Senadeera.

    Senadeera said the reporter may have been abducted for being a critic of Rajapaksa while supporting his main rival, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in Tuesday’s presidential election.

    Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena denied that the government was involved in the disappearance and said police were investigating.

    “The Web site has been publishing defamatory articles but all we did was to reply to them. We will not resort to these kind of actions,” Abeywardena said.

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists.

    Amnesty International says at least 14 Sri Lankan journalists and media workers have been killed since the beginning of 2006.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iJodK7mFXL81XWRRWqkWmmUhqNoQ

  56. Hello friends !!

    Thought of breaking the silence that I kept in this forum for sometime now.

    I just returned from casting my vote and am I proud to say that things are moving smoothly over here !!!!!!!!!!!

    People are turning out in good majority and some polling station (as in Borella – Colombo – 07) has already completed 50% of the registered voters – Wow ya ?

    No such incidents are reported as yet – 12.30 p.m. local time – and the only incident that was news worthy was that a JVP MP was arrested in Vavuniya / killinochchi with a few former army soldiers and would be sent back to Colombo where they belong.

    Anyways, by reading the post, I was yet wondering who the hell are AI to put forward rules to a country ? How come we take serious a god forsaken organization that has no backbone to stand up for USA and Europe, but try put Terror parts to a decent country like ours ??

    Anyways, never mind, I respect the idea of having a watch dog in whatever form – but, sadly, as in any dogs case, the tail wags only when they see the master who pays. The good seminarian next door is bitten to pieces no matter if he has a thousand rosaries in him… :D Sad Noh ?

  57. Fonseka is the best possible candidate to take on Mahinda and that is the way any election should be, with the best possible candidates pitted against each other.

    However, the Politicization of the military is different from military personnel exercising their political rights individually. All defence personnel can vote for the candidates of their choice. They can contest elections if and when they retire or are no longer in active service. They continue to participate in the electoral process and do have a very big say in electing their political representatives. Just as government servants of certain categories are not entitled to engage openly in politics the defence personnel too are debarred from politicking while in service. It is not old-fashioned to have such regulations and rules. Most democracies maintain strict supervision over the defence personnel and forbid active political participation when in service. Most countries that allowed politicization of the military have turned into military dictatorships. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance

    Politicization of the Military and Militarization of Politics are two complementary processes. Since Sri Lanka is a small country having a large standing military and police force of 2-300,000 men would mean that at least 4-5% of the population hail from families having members in the forces or police. The fact that over 90% are from the majority community places the percentage at around 10% for that community. Hence it would be difficult to prevent such a significant percentage of the population from expressing their political views.

    Secondly society has been militarised due to the sweeping powers exercised by the commander in chief, the president, using the police, STF etc to harass his opponents. The use of armed body guards by politicians and the open display and carrying of arms has promoted a culture of impunity and rule of the gun in the country. This may have been required during the terrorist threat but is no longer the case. The use of PTA to arrest people on mere suspicion and holding without trial are good example.

    Thirdly the adulation of the military following the war victory and the reward them and hold them in high esteem would contribute to militarisation of society. For instance many young children admire and emulate army personnel and wish to join the armed forces. Further the appointment of ex Military Officers to public positions as a reward for toeing the govt line as well as such officers are disciplined and follow orders without questioning.

    All these phenomenon are troubling in the sense that militarisation tends to undermine democracy and human rights especially if this is backed by political power as well. So there should be a conscious effort

  58. Hello friends !!

    Thought of breaking the silence that I kept in this forum for sometime now.

    I just returned from casting my vote and am I proud to say that things are moving smoothly over here !!!!!!!!!!!

    People are turning out in good majority and some polling station (as in Borella – Colombo – 07) has already completed 50% of the registered voters – Wow ya ?

    No such incidents are reported as yet – 12.30 p.m. local time – and the only incident that was news worthy was that a JVP MP was arrested in Vavuniya / killinochchi with a few former army soldiers and would be sent back to Colombo where they belong.

    Anyways, by reading the post, I was yet wondering who the hell are AI to put forward rules to a country ? How come we take serious a god forsaken organization that has no backbone to stand up for USA and Europe, but try put Terror parts to a decent country like ours ??

    Anyways, never mind, I respect the idea of having a watch dog in whatever form – but, sadly, as in any dogs case, the tail wags only when they see the master who pays. The good seminarian next door is bitten to pieces no matter if he has a thousand rosaries in him… :D Sad Noh ?

  59. Fonseka is the best possible candidate to take on Mahinda and that is the way any election should be, with the best possible candidates pitted against each other.

    However, the Politicization of the military is different from military personnel exercising their political rights individually. All defence personnel can vote for the candidates of their choice. They can contest elections if and when they retire or are no longer in active service. They continue to participate in the electoral process and do have a very big say in electing their political representatives. Just as government servants of certain categories are not entitled to engage openly in politics the defence personnel too are debarred from politicking while in service. It is not old-fashioned to have such regulations and rules. Most democracies maintain strict supervision over the defence personnel and forbid active political participation when in service. Most countries that allowed politicization of the military have turned into military dictatorships. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance

    Politicization of the Military and Militarization of Politics are two complementary processes. Since Sri Lanka is a small country having a large standing military and police force of 2-300,000 men would mean that at least 4-5% of the population hail from families having members in the forces or police. The fact that over 90% are from the majority community places the percentage at around 10% for that community. Hence it would be difficult to prevent such a significant percentage of the population from expressing their political views.

    Secondly society has been militarised due to the sweeping powers exercised by the commander in chief, the president, using the police, STF etc to harass his opponents. The use of armed body guards by politicians and the open display and carrying of arms has promoted a culture of impunity and rule of the gun in the country. This may have been required during the terrorist threat but is no longer the case. The use of PTA to arrest people on mere suspicion and holding without trial are good example.

    Thirdly the adulation of the military following the war victory and the reward them and hold them in high esteem would contribute to militarisation of society. For instance many young children admire and emulate army personnel and wish to join the armed forces. Further the appointment of ex Military Officers to public positions as a reward for toeing the govt line as well as such officers are disciplined and follow orders without questioning.

    All these phenomenon are troubling in the sense that militarisation tends to undermine democracy and human rights especially if this is backed by political power as well. So there should be a conscious effort

  60. The citizens have spoken !! I am not going to analyse the results as it's not up to me to do so. However, we can safely say that the opposition leader Hon. Mr. Ranil W has mentioned it to be a free, fair and peaceful election. I don't think we need to talk any more nor have this blog going. Hence, I would like to see the message by the moderators – "This blog is closed for comments".

    This election again shows that we are a fully democratic country and there is no need for any party to remind us of any rules or means of doing stuff…

  61. The citizens have spoken !! I am not going to analyse the results as it’s not up to me to do so. However, we can safely say that the opposition leader Hon. Mr. Ranil W has mentioned it to be a free, fair and peaceful election. I don’t think we need to talk any more nor have this blog going. Hence, I would like to see the message by the moderators – “This blog is closed for comments”.

    This election again shows that we are a fully democratic country and there is no need for any party to remind us of any rules or means of doing stuff…

  62. In Hell,

    Go back the days of when Elections started in SL. All who looses do reject the result. With all due respect to one of the best soldiers we ever had and a good man, General obviously would have made the comment. It was only a matter of fact of time when he did it, and he did it yesterday evening. Ranil W said that the elections were good and actually, most people did predict a 60% win for MR. So, general has not done bad by reducing it to 57%. General will always be great in our hearts, this is just one election and we will move on now. Not trying to justify some acts by the government, but that's how politics are done here. That doesn't mean that the pole was unfair – it truly did bring out what people wanted.

    Allegations anyway come in this part of the world. It's not like in USA where McCain would say "Let's hail the new President" when Obama won.. It's known fact and the conversation ends there.

  63. In Hell,

    Go back the days of when Elections started in SL. All who looses do reject the result. With all due respect to one of the best soldiers we ever had and a good man, General obviously would have made the comment. It was only a matter of fact of time when he did it, and he did it yesterday evening. Ranil W said that the elections were good and actually, most people did predict a 60% win for MR. So, general has not done bad by reducing it to 57%. General will always be great in our hearts, this is just one election and we will move on now. Not trying to justify some acts by the government, but that’s how politics are done here. That doesn’t mean that the pole was unfair – it truly did bring out what people wanted.

    Allegations anyway come in this part of the world. It’s not like in USA where McCain would say “Let’s hail the new President” when Obama won.. It’s known fact and the conversation ends there.

  64. MR is another tinpot dictator in democratic guise has joined the line up of Mugabe, Gaddafi, Ahamadinijad, Kim il Jong etc.

    BC at a time when progressive nations are moving forward into the 21st century and beyond.

    Following extract from lanka news web gives exactly what happened.

    It has been found that the Elections Secretariat was invaded by Presidential sibling Basil Rajapakse and his forces at around 3.00 am on the 27th January 2010 after erecting a chain-link barricade on the Parliament Road, which leads to the Secretariat.

    He then forced the Commissioner of Elections out of his seat and took control of all the affairs at the Secretariat thus starting to release the election results according to a pre-planned mechanism.

  65. Sin Hell a

    Friend , here we can discuss 10-point Human Rights Agenda in addition to election issues

    The following points, among others

    •ending arbitrary arrests under emergency laws
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    •protecting freedom of expression
    •ending torture and enforced disappearances
    •ratifying international human rights treaties

    The 108 000 IDPs are still in the interment camps.

    Mahinda promised to resettle all IDPs by 31 of January , 2010.

    I hope he will fulfill his promise

  66. MR is another tinpot dictator in democratic guise has joined the line up of Mugabe, Gaddafi, Ahamadinijad, Kim il Jong etc.

    BC at a time when progressive nations are moving forward into the 21st century and beyond.

    Following extract from lanka news web gives exactly what happened.

    It has been found that the Elections Secretariat was invaded by Presidential sibling Basil Rajapakse and his forces at around 3.00 am on the 27th January 2010 after erecting a chain-link barricade on the Parliament Road, which leads to the Secretariat.

    He then forced the Commissioner of Elections out of his seat and took control of all the affairs at the Secretariat thus starting to release the election results according to a pre-planned mechanism.

  67. Sin Hell a

    Friend , here we can discuss 10-point Human Rights Agenda in addition to election issues

    The following points, among others

    •ending arbitrary arrests under emergency laws
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    •protecting freedom of expression
    •ending torture and enforced disappearances
    •ratifying international human rights treaties

    The 108 000 IDPs are still in the interment camps.

    Mahinda promised to resettle all IDPs by 31 of January , 2010.

    I hope he will fulfill his promise

  68. Seyon !!

    It has been found that the Elections Secretariat was invaded by Presidential sibling Basil Rajapakse and his forces at around 3.00 am on the 27th January 2010 after erecting a chain-link barricade on the Parliament Road, which leads to the Secretariat.

    He then forced the Commissioner of Elections out of his seat and took control of all the affairs at the Secretariat thus starting to release the election results according to a pre-planned mechanism.

    LOL's – You think that this is a James Bond movie in the 60's ????

    FYI, every poling booth, Counting center and even the Election commissioner's office has representations from all parties and candidates from the time elections starts and till it ends. That's why we say that it is not that easy to rig polls over here and it will be visible to the external world if something like that happens as in Wayamba Elections during Chandrika regime. Basil or even Basil's Ghost couldn't have crept in without it being an issue and he first of all wouldn't have come out alive – LOL

    This is only a rumor that was spread which was laughed at by almost all who heard it. Now I cannot but ridicule your stupidity for being brave (Idiotic) enough to post such comment here.. LOL…

    Saudan – Get a life – your posts are boring !

  69. Election is over, four years rule of Mahinda Rajapakse, the racial discrimination and his election manifesto was not accepted by the Tamil & muslim people is clearly established by their votes. The result in the north-east clearly shows that. In jaffna, over 75% of the population rejected racial government election. Eventhough paramilitary groups, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Karuna Amman and Pillaiyan were a big strength to the government , but the people rejected all of them together. Mahinda Chinthana is not accepted by the Tamil speaking people in the North & East. Sinhalese chauvinism is exposed again in the other part of the country.

    Now the IDPs are forgotten, over 100,000 still in the camps, but others in the camp like houses in vavuniya & other areas. One IDP was murderd in kilinochi http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  70. Election is over, four years rule of Mahinda Rajapakse, the racial discrimination and his election manifesto was not accepted by the Tamil & muslim people is clearly established by their votes. The result in the north-east clearly shows that. In jaffna, over 75% of the population rejected racial government election. Eventhough paramilitary groups, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Karuna Amman and Pillaiyan were a big strength to the government , but the people rejected all of them together. Mahinda Chinthana is not accepted by the Tamil speaking people in the North & East. Sinhalese chauvinism is exposed again in the other part of the country.

    Now the IDPs are forgotten, over 100,000 still in the camps, but others in the camp like houses in vavuniya & other areas. One IDP was murderd in kilinochi http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  71. Election is over, four years rule of Mahinda Rajapakse, the racial discrimination and his election manifesto was not accepted by the Tamil & muslim people is clearly established by their votes. The result in the north-east clearly shows that. In jaffna, over 75% of the population rejected racial government election. Eventhough paramilitary groups, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Karuna Amman and Pillaiyan were a big strength to the government , but the people rejected all of them together. Mahinda Chinthana is not accepted by the Tamil speaking people in the North & East. Sinhalese chauvinism is exposed again in the other part of the country.

    Now the IDPs are forgotten, over 100,000 still in the camps, but others in the camp like houses in vavuniya & other areas. One IDP was murderd in kilinochi http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  72. Sri Lankan president misused all his power to get victory.

    Election commissioner was threatened gunpoint to release the results in favor to him.

    In fact, Exit polls suggest that Sarath fonseka will get clear victory. The result is upside down because of rigging.

    If international community accepts all this dictatorship of Mahinda Rajapakse meaning that there is no true democracy in the world.

  73. Seyon !!

    It has been found that the Elections Secretariat was invaded by Presidential sibling Basil Rajapakse and his forces at around 3.00 am on the 27th January 2010 after erecting a chain-link barricade on the Parliament Road, which leads to the Secretariat.

    He then forced the Commissioner of Elections out of his seat and took control of all the affairs at the Secretariat thus starting to release the election results according to a pre-planned mechanism.

    LOL’s – You think that this is a James Bond movie in the 60′s ????

    FYI, every poling booth, Counting center and even the Election commissioner’s office has representations from all parties and candidates from the time elections starts and till it ends. That’s why we say that it is not that easy to rig polls over here and it will be visible to the external world if something like that happens as in Wayamba Elections during Chandrika regime. Basil or even Basil’s Ghost couldn’t have crept in without it being an issue and he first of all wouldn’t have come out alive – LOL

    This is only a rumor that was spread which was laughed at by almost all who heard it. Now I cannot but ridicule your stupidity for being brave (Idiotic) enough to post such comment here.. LOL…

    Saudan – Get a life – your posts are boring !

  74. Election is over, four years rule of Mahinda Rajapakse, the racial discrimination and his election manifesto was not accepted by the Tamil & muslim people is clearly established by their votes. The result in the north-east clearly shows that. In jaffna, over 75% of the population rejected racial government election. Eventhough paramilitary groups, Ministers Douglas Devananda, Karuna Amman and Pillaiyan were a big strength to the government , but the people rejected all of them together. Mahinda Chinthana is not accepted by the Tamil speaking people in the North & East. Sinhalese chauvinism is exposed again in the other part of the country.

    Now the IDPs are forgotten, over 100,000 still in the camps, but others in the camp like houses in vavuniya & other areas. One IDP was murderd in kilinochi
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31089

  75. Sri Lankan president misused all his power to get victory.

    Election commissioner was threatened gunpoint to release the results in favor to him.

    In fact, Exit polls suggest that Sarath fonseka will get clear victory. The result is upside down because of rigging.

    If international community accepts all this dictatorship of Mahinda Rajapakse meaning that there is no true democracy in the world.

  76. Rohan – Re, your post on January 29th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    See Rohan – the beauty of the result is that as you correctly mentioned, around 75% voted for SF with TNA, However, 25% did vote for MR. Now what does this say ??

    Not 100% people are with TNA and do not agree with TNA – so you cannot say that all Tamils are against MR. There are Tamils with MR too..

    We all know that 80% Muslims are with the Muslim congress. Actually, in that sense, Muslim congress is the most powerful party ethnically. Because all the other parties, ethnically are divided. That was the main reason for the win in the east than Opposing Pillayan or Karuna. We all know that the Muslim population is much more than the Tamil population in the East and also there is a considerable amount of Singhalees (at least 30%) over there who voted for SF too…

    We also should not forget, that only 20% voted. So this ideally is not an indication of how all of them feel. All in all, what I can say is that the people who voted, managed to vote after so many years where they were not allowed to do so by terrorists and they all voted for two people who were instrumental in finishing terrorism in SL. – ain't that good to know ??

  77. Bala Mokada Me Paththe ?

    LOL

    I only have to tell you to check my previous post in reply to Seyon regarding the post you made – it is lunatic post. However, for your information I will re-post it.

    FYI, every poling booth, Counting center and even the Election commissioner’s office has representations from all parties and candidates from the time elections starts and till it ends. That’s why we say that it is not that easy to rig polls over here and it will be visible to the external world if something like that happens as in Wayamba Elections during Chandrika regime. Basil or even Basil’s Ghost couldn’t have crept in without it being an issue and he first of all wouldn’t have come out alive – LOL

    This is only a rumor that was spread which was laughed at by almost all who heard it. Now I cannot but ridicule your stupidity for being brave (Idiotic) enough to post such comment here.. LOL…

    If you check my post on January 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 am, I have mentioned that the results are in favour of MR – this was before the election. Obviously, I am in Colombo and the info I get is that it is a close call (52%) than the result showed (57%). This also proves another point though I have to mention it reluctantly, Everybody better realize that the majority of the country have their own way of thinking and, if, to live in harmony, to respect that fact. No world power could go against this will of the majority.

  78. If a Singhalese man , Sarath Fonceka who won 40% of the popular vote in presidential election has to flee the country in fear for his life, just imagine what it's like for the Tamils who have been systematically persecuted and murdered since the British left in the 1940s.

    The British having united what was two countries into one, then left the population with the majority with power.

    The policy that Tamils require a visa to visit any part of Sri Lanka outside their ID card registered North East address still remains. Imagaine requiring a visa to visit Sydney because of your ethnicity, an ethnicity that was on that land for over 2000 years!

    Infamous cases include the arrest of all tamils residing in temporary accomodation in Colombo and their state forced transportation to the North!

    The dramatic escalation in violence, suicide bombings, executions, white van kidnappings, and extortion, came about directly following the election of Rajapakse in November 2005.

  79. Bala mokada Me Paththe !!

    Your false comment The policy that Tamils require a visa to visit any part of Sri Lanka outside their ID card registered North East address still remains.

    This is the first time I am hearing something like this… The only rule I know is that all Sri Lankan citizens needs to carry their ID card where ever they go in SL. – I don't know about Passports and VISA. But I do remember a time when we had to pay ransoms to travel to Jaffna – That era is over now – So what R U talking of man ??

    Also Sarath Fonseka's claim is mainly political and we all know it. What if he had come to power and killed MR as they had planned and plotted ?? What would your post be then ?? Lighting fire crackers ??? Be glad that SF did not come to power because he was more pro Singhalees than MR. I also don't hear from the Tamils living peacefully in our community about being persecuted and murdered after British left… Again, what U taking of ??

    The British having united what was two countries into one, then left the population with the majority with power.

    This comment Amazes me ????????????????? Where the hell did this come from ????????? – If you are in Britain, please do go to any of their historical archives and see whether they have singed any pact with a second country in this Island in 1815 to hand the country over ????? From the little history I know, they singed a document with the then Singhala kings and leaders of upcountry a pact in 1815 to take over the rule in that year, which was rightfully handed over to the same people in 1948 – Your shitty knowledge is to commit suicide for – have you got any suicide kits left ??

    Infamous cases include the arrest of all tamils residing in temporary accomodation in Colombo and their state forced transportation to the North!

    It is a famous case that these guys were sent out – Why not when they are up to all mischief and planting bombs ???????????????????? Be glad that they were not arrested…

    Also, last but not least The dramatic escalation in violence, suicide bombings, executions, white van kidnappings, and extortion, came about directly following the election of Rajapakse in November 2005.

    Escalation of violence in run up to elections is quite common here if you had been in this country or at least know a tiny bit about this country.

    Suicide bombings did not happen during elections since there were no LTTE – I don't know whether you got false info or whether you are trying to lie through your ass…

    White van kidnap happened to the JVP journalist from what I know who basically published false info – I personally do not commend white van cases and I agree that it is an issue.

    BUT, FYI, none of this happened during the elections or following the elections. The only incident was SF being surrounded by the army, but, understood as he was plotting against the government and they had legitimate fears of a military take over. Never was SF's life in danger.

  80. The victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka's presidential elections on Tuesday was to be expected. Also to be expected is the spate of issues that now face the country under his continued leadership. Once held up as one of the developing world's most successful democracies, Sri Lanka is now on the verge of entering the ranks of the world's pariah states.

    Many of Sri Lanka's problems can be attributed to its battle against the rebels , including impoverishing the country to prosecute the brutal war. But Sri Lanka has long been moving away from a more broadly representative parliamentary form of government to an increasingly narrow and authoritarian presidential model.

    Having been politically rewarded for a hard-line approach that brought military victory, it is unlikely that President Rajapaksa will soften his approach to Sri Lanka's continuing problems.

  81. For the record, despite misuse of state media and other 'abuses' by the incumbent, the vote count was carefully monitored. This below from SL-based blogger.

    Elections Commissioner

    But since people keep repeating some stuff, such as “keeping Elections commissioner under house arrest” and “forcing him to release doctored results”, there are several simple facts that could be pointed out.

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.
    http://tinyurl.com/yz7zlez

    As usual, nothing but a litany of lies from Eelamists about the SL Elections.

    Oh, and one more thing.

    A fugitive believed to be second-in-command of the Tamil Tigers' overseas operations had been arrested.

    "…suspect, known as Rajan (alias Subramaniam Sivakumar)"had been arrested in a South-East Asian nation" and brought to Colombo on Thursday.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/activist_appr

    SL MI (Military Intelligence) must be collecting some serious air miles with their overseas trips. I trust our Eelamist friends are watching their backs. :)

    And another thing… to the LTTE-supporting Disaspora. How do you know that the funds you're giving to keep the LTTE alive isn't simply ending up in your LTTE tax collector's personal account? It must be hard being an Eelamist these days.

    Whom to trust? Whom to betray?

  82. For the record, despite misuse of state media and other 'abuses' by the incumbent, the vote count was carefully monitored. This below from SL-based blogger.

    Elections Commissioner

    But since people keep repeating some stuff, such as “keeping Elections commissioner under house arrest” and “forcing him to release doctored results”, there are several simple facts that could be pointed out.

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.
    http://tinyurl.com/yz7zlez

    As usual, nothing but a litany of lies from Eelamists about the SL Elections.

    Oh, and one more thing.

    A fugitive believed to be second-in-command of the Tamil Tigers' overseas operations had been arrested.

    "…suspect, known as Rajan (alias Subramaniam Sivakumar)"had been arrested in a South-East Asian nation" and brought to Colombo on Thursday.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/activist_appr

    SL MI (Military Intelligence) must be collecting some serious air miles with their overseas trips. I trust our Eelamist friends are watching their backs. :)

    And another thing… to the LTTE-supporting Disaspora. How do you know that the funds you're giving to keep the LTTE alive isn't simply ending up in your LTTE tax collector's personal account? It must be hard being an Eelamist these days.

    Whom to trust? Whom to betray?

  83. For the record, despite misuse of state media and other 'abuses' by the incumbent, the vote count was carefully monitored. This below from SL-based blogger.

    Elections Commissioner

    But since people keep repeating some stuff, such as “keeping Elections commissioner under house arrest” and “forcing him to release doctored results”, there are several simple facts that could be pointed out.

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.
    http://tinyurl.com/yz7zlez

    As usual, nothing but a litany of lies from Eelamists about the SL Elections.

    Oh, and one more thing.

    A fugitive believed to be second-in-command of the Tamil Tigers' overseas operations had been arrested.

    "…suspect, known as Rajan (alias Subramaniam Sivakumar)"had been arrested in a South-East Asian nation" and brought to Colombo on Thursday.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/activist_appr

    SL MI (Military Intelligence) must be collecting some serious air miles with their overseas trips. I trust our Eelamist friends are watching their backs. :)

    And another thing… to the LTTE-supporting Disaspora. How do you know that the funds you're giving to keep the LTTE alive isn't simply ending up in your LTTE tax collector's personal account? It must be hard being an Eelamist these days.

    Whom to trust? Whom to betray?

  84. Rohan – Re, your post on January 29th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    See Rohan – the beauty of the result is that as you correctly mentioned, around 75% voted for SF with TNA, However, 25% did vote for MR. Now what does this say ??

    Not 100% people are with TNA and do not agree with TNA – so you cannot say that all Tamils are against MR. There are Tamils with MR too..

    We all know that 80% Muslims are with the Muslim congress. Actually, in that sense, Muslim congress is the most powerful party ethnically. Because all the other parties, ethnically are divided. That was the main reason for the win in the east than Opposing Pillayan or Karuna. We all know that the Muslim population is much more than the Tamil population in the East and also there is a considerable amount of Singhalees (at least 30%) over there who voted for SF too…

    We also should not forget, that only 20% voted. So this ideally is not an indication of how all of them feel. All in all, what I can say is that the people who voted, managed to vote after so many years where they were not allowed to do so by terrorists and they all voted for two people who were instrumental in finishing terrorism in SL. – ain’t that good to know ??

  85. Bala Mokada Me Paththe ?

    LOL

    I only have to tell you to check my previous post in reply to Seyon regarding the post you made – it is lunatic post. However, for your information I will re-post it.

    FYI, every poling booth, Counting center and even the Election commissioner’s office has representations from all parties and candidates from the time elections starts and till it ends. That’s why we say that it is not that easy to rig polls over here and it will be visible to the external world if something like that happens as in Wayamba Elections during Chandrika regime. Basil or even Basil’s Ghost couldn’t have crept in without it being an issue and he first of all wouldn’t have come out alive – LOL

    This is only a rumor that was spread which was laughed at by almost all who heard it. Now I cannot but ridicule your stupidity for being brave (Idiotic) enough to post such comment here.. LOL…

    If you check my post on January 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 am, I have mentioned that the results are in favour of MR – this was before the election. Obviously, I am in Colombo and the info I get is that it is a close call (52%) than the result showed (57%). This also proves another point though I have to mention it reluctantly, Everybody better realize that the majority of the country have their own way of thinking and, if, to live in harmony, to respect that fact. No world power could go against this will of the majority.

  86. If a Singhalese man , Sarath Fonceka who won 40% of the popular vote in presidential election has to flee the country in fear for his life, just imagine what it’s like for the Tamils who have been systematically persecuted and murdered since the British left in the 1940s.

    The British having united what was two countries into one, then left the population with the majority with power.

    The policy that Tamils require a visa to visit any part of Sri Lanka outside their ID card registered North East address still remains. Imagaine requiring a visa to visit Sydney because of your ethnicity, an ethnicity that was on that land for over 2000 years!

    Infamous cases include the arrest of all tamils residing in temporary accomodation in Colombo and their state forced transportation to the North!

    The dramatic escalation in violence, suicide bombings, executions, white van kidnappings, and extortion, came about directly following the election of Rajapakse in November 2005.

  87. Bala mokada Me Paththe !!

    Your false comment The policy that Tamils require a visa to visit any part of Sri Lanka outside their ID card registered North East address still remains.

    This is the first time I am hearing something like this… The only rule I know is that all Sri Lankan citizens needs to carry their ID card where ever they go in SL. – I don’t know about Passports and VISA. But I do remember a time when we had to pay ransoms to travel to Jaffna – That era is over now – So what R U talking of man ??

    Also Sarath Fonseka’s claim is mainly political and we all know it. What if he had come to power and killed MR as they had planned and plotted ?? What would your post be then ?? Lighting fire crackers ??? Be glad that SF did not come to power because he was more pro Singhalees than MR. I also don’t hear from the Tamils living peacefully in our community about being persecuted and murdered after British left… Again, what U taking of ??

    The British having united what was two countries into one, then left the population with the majority with power.

    This comment Amazes me ????????????????? Where the hell did this come from ????????? – If you are in Britain, please do go to any of their historical archives and see whether they have singed any pact with a second country in this Island in 1815 to hand the country over ????? From the little history I know, they singed a document with the then Singhala kings and leaders of upcountry a pact in 1815 to take over the rule in that year, which was rightfully handed over to the same people in 1948 – Your shitty knowledge is to commit suicide for – have you got any suicide kits left ??

    Infamous cases include the arrest of all tamils residing in temporary accomodation in Colombo and their state forced transportation to the North!

    It is a famous case that these guys were sent out – Why not when they are up to all mischief and planting bombs ???????????????????? Be glad that they were not arrested…

    Also, last but not least The dramatic escalation in violence, suicide bombings, executions, white van kidnappings, and extortion, came about directly following the election of Rajapakse in November 2005.

    Escalation of violence in run up to elections is quite common here if you had been in this country or at least know a tiny bit about this country.

    Suicide bombings did not happen during elections since there were no LTTE – I don’t know whether you got false info or whether you are trying to lie through your ass…

    White van kidnap happened to the JVP journalist from what I know who basically published false info – I personally do not commend white van cases and I agree that it is an issue.

    BUT, FYI, none of this happened during the elections or following the elections. The only incident was SF being surrounded by the army, but, understood as he was plotting against the government and they had legitimate fears of a military take over. Never was SF’s life in danger.

  88. The victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections on Tuesday was to be expected. Also to be expected is the spate of issues that now face the country under his continued leadership. Once held up as one of the developing world’s most successful democracies, Sri Lanka is now on the verge of entering the ranks of the world’s pariah states.

    Many of Sri Lanka’s problems can be attributed to its battle against the rebels , including impoverishing the country to prosecute the brutal war. But Sri Lanka has long been moving away from a more broadly representative parliamentary form of government to an increasingly narrow and authoritarian presidential model.

    Having been politically rewarded for a hard-line approach that brought military victory, it is unlikely that President Rajapaksa will soften his approach to Sri Lanka’s continuing problems.

  89. For the record, despite misuse of state media and other ‘abuses’ by the incumbent, the vote count was carefully monitored. This below from SL-based blogger.

    Elections Commissioner

    But since people keep repeating some stuff, such as “keeping Elections commissioner under house arrest” and “forcing him to release doctored results”, there are several simple facts that could be pointed out.

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.

    http://tinyurl.com/yz7zlez

    As usual, nothing but a litany of lies from Eelamists about the SL Elections.

    Oh, and one more thing.

    A fugitive believed to be second-in-command of the Tamil Tigers’ overseas operations had been arrested.

    “…suspect, known as Rajan (alias Subramaniam Sivakumar)“had been arrested in a South-East Asian nation” and brought to Colombo on Thursday.

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/activist_apprehended_due_to_in.html

    SL MI (Military Intelligence) must be collecting some serious air miles with their overseas trips. I trust our Eelamist friends are watching their backs. :)

    And another thing… to the LTTE-supporting Disaspora. How do you know that the funds you’re giving to keep the LTTE alive isn’t simply ending up in your LTTE tax collector’s personal account? It must be hard being an Eelamist these days.

    Whom to trust? Whom to betray?

  90. When former army chief General Sarath Fonseka challenged Rajapaksa for the presidency, the man who actually led the victory over the rebels was branded as a traitor and is now seeking to flee Sri Lanka for his own safety.

    Fonseka has been vilified in the rabidly pro-Government media, while more independent, primarily online, media outlets have been blocked. This follows last year’s exodus of many of the country’s leading journalists, and the murder of others, among Sri Lanka’s now infamous litany of human rights abuses and wider allegations of war crimes.

    Rajapaksa has only vaguely articulated inclusion for Sri Lanka’s 2.5 million Tamil minority and few Tamils hold any hope of meaningful inclusion. He has said that any resolution of the ”Tamil question” will be determined internally and that external advice, much less mediation, is not welcome.

    Since Rajapaksa’s initial election in 2005, Sri Lanka has moved away from its traditional but increasingly critical Western allies and trading partners. Its closest allies are now China, Iran and Burma.

    Rajapaksa now faces the problem of rebuilding a ruined economy and a country deeply divided.

    Despite economic growth of 6 per cent last year, Sri Lanka has an external debt that has surpassed its annual economic output, and inflation is running at close to 25 per cent. Nor do the nation’s poor look like benefiting from proposed economic policies, although the re-allocation of Tamil lands to landless Sinhalese – a policy similar to that of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe’s – will help reinforce the President’s support base.

    The real problem, though, will be how Rajapaksa deals with the Tamil minority. After decades of structural alienation, a genuine political solution would include resettling displaced Tamils in their original homes and a degree of political autonomy for Tamil areas.

    It would also include a return to free media, a more participatory approach to governing and a decentralisation of political power to again give Sri Lanka’s parliament meaningful political authority. None of this is likely, however, from Sri Lanka’s triumphalist President.

    Sri Lanka’s Tamils will continue to feel outcasts in their own land, and will continue to try to flee. Sri Lanka’s presidential election is over, but the problems that led to its long civil war continue.

  91. Ado Pini Bala !!

    You have said,

    The victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections on Tuesday was to be expected.
    Indeed I even made a post prior to elections on this.

    Also to be expected is the spate of issues that now face the country under his continued leadership.
    There are many issues under his leadership. But, he solved one of the main issues that not only us, but the whole world had – he and the good General got rid of an Idiotic terrorist group – I am not sure as to what mind set you idiots would have been to think that the good general would give you idiots what he fought for – LOL..

    Once held up as one of the developing world’s most successful democracies, Sri Lanka is now on the verge of entering the ranks of the world’s pariah states.

    LOL – Sri Lanka was just escalated to a middle income state and is ranked 8th in the world for countries with the highest growth level – It will only be ranked a Pariah sate when you Para Balla's return to this country – so stay where you are.

    Many of Sri Lanka’s problems can be attributed to its battle against the rebels, including impoverishing the country to prosecute the brutal war.
    Many of the problems ?? It was the only stupid issue and now it's no longer there.

    But Sri Lanka has long been moving away from a more broadly representative parliamentary form of government to an increasingly narrow and authoritarian presidential model.

    This is the countries constitution you idiot… It came in to being in 1978.

    Whether you me or anyone like or not, MR legally was elected the president of this country for the next 7 years. Each individual has their own way of doing things including the ruler who rules the nation. He is one of a kind and you, me or anybody would have to respect that fact. He has done quite decent during his tenure – better than expected in 2005 and most important, gotten rid of the loonies !!

  92. Ado Pini Bala !!

    You have said,

    The victory of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections on Tuesday was to be expected.
    Indeed I even made a post prior to elections on this.

    Also to be expected is the spate of issues that now face the country under his continued leadership.
    There are many issues under his leadership. But, he solved one of the main issues that not only us, but the whole world had – he and the good General got rid of an Idiotic terrorist group – I am not sure as to what mind set you idiots would have been to think that the good general would give you idiots what he fought for – LOL..

    Once held up as one of the developing world’s most successful democracies, Sri Lanka is now on the verge of entering the ranks of the world’s pariah states.

    LOL – Sri Lanka was just escalated to a middle income state and is ranked 8th in the world for countries with the highest growth level – It will only be ranked a Pariah sate when you Para Balla’s return to this country – so stay where you are.

    Many of Sri Lanka’s problems can be attributed to its battle against the rebels, including impoverishing the country to prosecute the brutal war.
    Many of the problems ?? It was the only stupid issue and now it’s no longer there.

    But Sri Lanka has long been moving away from a more broadly representative parliamentary form of government to an increasingly narrow and authoritarian presidential model.

    This is the countries constitution you idiot… It came in to being in 1978.

    Whether you me or anyone like or not, MR legally was elected the president of this country for the next 7 years. Each individual has their own way of doing things including the ruler who rules the nation. He is one of a kind and you, me or anybody would have to respect that fact. He has done quite decent during his tenure – better than expected in 2005 and most important, gotten rid of the loonies !!

  93. An election gimmick

    After the Mahinda Rajapakse won the election in Sri Lanka the discriminating
    of the Tamils resumes in full speed

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) which had relaxed their various restrictions in Jaffna peninsula prior to president election have begun to impose them again actively.

    These restrictions include the checking of passengers travelling within the peninsula and to the islets of Jaffna

  94. An election gimmick

    After the Mahinda Rajapakse won the election in Sri Lanka the discriminating
    of the Tamils resumes in full speed

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) which had relaxed their various restrictions in Jaffna peninsula prior to president election have begun to impose them again actively.

    These restrictions include the checking of passengers travelling within the peninsula and to the islets of Jaffna

  95. Savundaranayagam

    Yes, it was an election gimmick.

    Few days after the election there is no longer any concern for the Tamil people anymore

    The restrictions which had been suspended prior to the presidential election are now being gradually imposed again.

    SLA soldiers are actively engaged in checking persons travelling and at some places police personnel are checking them.

    Persons going to Nainaatheevu and Nedunththeevu have to submit their National Identity Cards (NIC) at Kurrikkadduvaan jetty before embarking on their journey.

    Meanwhile, the areas in HSZs where people had been promised of resettlement by ministers and SLA officials with much publicity just before the presidential election are now out of bounds for public.

    Areas in Ezhuthumadduvaa’l South and the outskirts of Valikaamam North are some of the places where the displaced are not allowed to resettle.

    Some residents who had been permitted to clean up their homes in the villages of A’rukampanai, Keerimalai, Pannaalai and Kollankaladdi are not allowed to spend the night in their houses. They have to get back to the places where they were living as displaced people.

    SLA has closed the road connecting Mahajana College and Union College in Thellippazhai and people have to use circuitous roads to reach their destinations.

    Similarly, people allowed to resettle in some parts of Ezuthumadduvaa’l have to go through hamlets to their houses as they are not allowed to use A9 route at Mirusuvil junction by the SLA.

    SLN has set up a new check post in Pungkudutheevu.

  96. Savundaranayagam

    Yes, it was an election gimmick.

    Few days after the election there is no longer any concern for the Tamil people anymore

    The restrictions which had been suspended prior to the presidential election are now being gradually imposed again.

    SLA soldiers are actively engaged in checking persons travelling and at some places police personnel are checking them.

    Persons going to Nainaatheevu and Nedunththeevu have to submit their National Identity Cards (NIC) at Kurrikkadduvaan jetty before embarking on their journey.

    Meanwhile, the areas in HSZs where people had been promised of resettlement by ministers and SLA officials with much publicity just before the presidential election are now out of bounds for public.

    Areas in Ezhuthumadduvaa’l South and the outskirts of Valikaamam North are some of the places where the displaced are not allowed to resettle.

    Some residents who had been permitted to clean up their homes in the villages of A’rukampanai, Keerimalai, Pannaalai and Kollankaladdi are not allowed to spend the night in their houses. They have to get back to the places where they were living as displaced people.

    SLA has closed the road connecting Mahajana College and Union College in Thellippazhai and people have to use circuitous roads to reach their destinations.

    Similarly, people allowed to resettle in some parts of Ezuthumadduvaa’l have to go through hamlets to their houses as they are not allowed to use A9 route at Mirusuvil junction by the SLA.

    SLN has set up a new check post in Pungkudutheevu.

  97. Mr. Pini Bala !

    Interesting post on January 30th, 2010 at 8:18 am.

    You seem to be or may I say "pretend" to be very much informed to a person living in the UK. We in SL do not get such info. The very reason GOSL is worried for the safety of people. LTTE Diaspora like you could plan any Terror activity that would make the whole victory over Terrorists useless…

    SLA soldiers are actively engaged in checking persons travelling and at some places police personnel are checking them.

    This is obviously to ensure that your dirty Paws don't touch the innocent people in Jaffna again !!

    Even we in Colombo are checked on a regular basis still, we do not complain because we know it's necessary – U R in UK – so what's your problem ??

  98. Anti-government newspaper shuttered in Sri Lanka http://sify.com/news/anti-government-newspaper-sh

    Media freedom continue in sri lanka, there many post-election attack on media's & supporter of opposition. some media say some TNA MPs are going to targeted before the next election, it was disscussed in the post election meeting held among the Paramelitary group in estern part. Already Eastern chief minister's car was bombed, she crossed over to opposition before election. http://www.manithan.net/index.php?subaction=showf

  99. Mr. Pini Bala !

    Interesting post on January 30th, 2010 at 8:18 am.

    You seem to be or may I say “pretend” to be very much informed to a person living in the UK. We in SL do not get such info. The very reason GOSL is worried for the safety of people. LTTE Diaspora like you could plan any Terror activity that would make the whole victory over Terrorists useless…

    SLA soldiers are actively engaged in checking persons travelling and at some places police personnel are checking them.

    This is obviously to ensure that your dirty Paws don’t touch the innocent people in Jaffna again !!

    Even we in Colombo are checked on a regular basis still, we do not complain because we know it’s necessary – U R in UK – so what’s your problem ??

  100. Anti-government newspaper shuttered in Sri Lanka http://sify.com/news/anti-government-newspaper-sh

    Media freedom continue in sri lanka, there many post-election attack on media's & supporter of opposition. some media say some TNA MPs are going to targeted before the next election, it was disscussed in the post election meeting held among the Paramelitary group in estern part. Already Eastern chief minister's car was bombed, she crossed over to opposition before election. http://www.manithan.net/index.php?subaction=showf

  101. Anti-government newspaper shuttered in Sri Lanka http://sify.com/news/anti-government-newspaper-sh

    Media freedom continue in sri lanka, there many post-election attack on media's & supporter of opposition. some media say some TNA MPs are going to targeted before the next election, it was disscussed in the post election meeting held among the Paramelitary group in estern part. Already Eastern chief minister's car was bombed, she crossed over to opposition before election. http://www.manithan.net/index.php?subaction=showf

  102. 400,000 IDPs in Sri Lanka

    10-point Human Rights Agenda includes
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict

    Today is 31 of January.

    The Sri Lankan Government promised to resettle the All IDPs by this date
    However 108,106 people in the Sri Lanka internment camps with limited or no freedom of movement yet

    And a large portion of the more than 140,000 recently sent out of the camps have not actually returned to their homes nor been resettled, but have been sent to and remain in “transit centres” in their home districts.

    In many cases these centres, located in churches, schools and other government buildings, are hours away from people’s homes, without adequate transport to and from their homes or livelihood opportunities

  103. Anti-government newspaper shuttered in Sri Lanka
    http://sify.com/news/anti-government-newspaper-shuttered-in-sri-lanka-news-international-kb4u4cajgjb.html

    Media freedom continue in sri lanka, there many post-election attack on media’s & supporter of opposition. some media say some TNA MPs are going to targeted before the next election, it was disscussed in the post election meeting held among the Paramelitary group in estern part. Already Eastern chief minister’s car was bombed, she crossed over to opposition before election.
    http://www.manithan.net/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1264879203&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&

  104. 400,000 IDPs in Sri Lanka

    10-point Human Rights Agenda includes
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict

    Today is 31 of January.

    The Sri Lankan Government promised to resettle the All IDPs by this date
    However 108,106 people in the Sri Lanka internment camps with limited or no freedom of movement yet

    And a large portion of the more than 140,000 recently sent out of the camps have not actually returned to their homes nor been resettled, but have been sent to and remain in “transit centres” in their home districts.

    In many cases these centres, located in churches, schools and other government buildings, are hours away from people’s homes, without adequate transport to and from their homes or livelihood opportunities

  105. How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ? :(

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.

    Knowing the tide had changed against the rogue Sri Lankan regime they made plans to destroy SF winning in a despicable manner.

    They put into action many procedures that were never heard of even when the country was facing the war .

    But what did the regime do in their power hunger? :( :( :(

    There are so many unprecedented things that were done and so many of them, so it is a waste of time to point them out.

    The blind will not see even if these corruptions and illegalities were carried out right in front of their eyes.

    However, the biggest fraud of completely manipulating the election results occurred after the end of the voting.

    The truth someday will bounce back. :) :) :)

    By then it will be too late because the damage done will be irreparable.

  106. How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ? :(

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.

    Knowing the tide had changed against the rogue Sri Lankan regime they made plans to destroy SF winning in a despicable manner.

    They put into action many procedures that were never heard of even when the country was facing the war .

    But what did the regime do in their power hunger? :( :( :(

    There are so many unprecedented things that were done and so many of them, so it is a waste of time to point them out.

    The blind will not see even if these corruptions and illegalities were carried out right in front of their eyes.

    However, the biggest fraud of completely manipulating the election results occurred after the end of the voting.

    The truth someday will bounce back. :) :) :)

    By then it will be too late because the damage done will be irreparable.

  107. How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ? :(

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.
    Saudan,

    How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ?

    The opposition leader said – r u above him ?

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.
    yes – 40% wanted it, but was not enough as 57% did not want it.
    You might live in a different world, but ground reality is that..

    Knowing the tide had changed against the rogue Sri Lankan regime they made plans to destroy SF winning in a despicable manner.

    They put into action many procedures that were never heard of even when the country was facing the war .

    Only a few talk of this – they are branded – Losers !!

    You guys are not even in the country in the first place to make any kind of comment – you think it is easy to rig votes ?? LOL..

    If you had a tiny bit of brains to have read the following post by Reductio ad Absurdum on January 29th, 2010 at 1:08 pm, you would not have been Stupid enough to have made your post. But then again, you guys are mentally retarded aren't U ??

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.

    So unfortunate that we have to repeat over and over again – but then again, we do that with Babies who are not mentally developed and also with the Mentally retarded too… So if you guys are not babies, you defa should fall in to the second category !! – Our misfortune !

  108. LOL @ Rohan – again, if you had read my post on February 1st, 2010 at 12:00 am, you would know that this is not possible. These are allegations and the opposition better contest the results if so – why wait for this long ??

  109. How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ? :(

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.
    Saudan,

    How can anyone say that this election was free and fair ?

    The opposition leader said – r u above him ?

    People wanted a genuine change and there was no doubt about it.
    yes – 40% wanted it, but was not enough as 57% did not want it.
    You might live in a different world, but ground reality is that..

    Knowing the tide had changed against the rogue Sri Lankan regime they made plans to destroy SF winning in a despicable manner.

    They put into action many procedures that were never heard of even when the country was facing the war .

    Only a few talk of this – they are branded – Losers !!

    You guys are not even in the country in the first place to make any kind of comment – you think it is easy to rig votes ?? LOL..

    If you had a tiny bit of brains to have read the following post by Reductio ad Absurdum on January 29th, 2010 at 1:08 pm, you would not have been Stupid enough to have made your post. But then again, you guys are mentally retarded aren’t U ??

    – Votes are counted at district level. Not everything is counted at Election Commissioner’s office.

    – There are party representatives at the counting centers. If there is anything wrong with the counting, they would notice. One guy who allegedly tampered with the counting was actually caught. (It is said that he was “invalidating” votes for Mahinda).

    – These reps get the counting results LONG before it is officially announced on the TV. Two copies of the official results are given on the spot to the representatives of candidates that obtained highest votes, and another is displayed for public reference at the counting center. So if the results were changed in between, they would protest AT ONCE.

    – One can’t keep all MPs, all PC members, all politicians of all parties under house arrest, and even if all the big guys were locked inside the hotel, there were so many party guys to seek help from outside, say, foreign media guys or embassies, in case they think all local establishments are fallen to evil Rajapakse Empire.

    Nothing of that sort happened. Even election monitors admitted that the election day itself was largely peaceful. It’s true that the result is “unbelievable” for many guys. But that’s not the reason to spread false rumors.

    So unfortunate that we have to repeat over and over again – but then again, we do that with Babies who are not mentally developed and also with the Mentally retarded too… So if you guys are not babies, you defa should fall in to the second category !! – Our misfortune !

  110. LOL @ Rohan – again, if you had read my post on February 1st, 2010 at 12:00 am, you would know that this is not possible. These are allegations and the opposition better contest the results if so – why wait for this long ??

  111. More Shocking News from Sri Lanka.

    The 'Lanka Newspaper' closure has been overturned by the much-maligned SL legal system.

    "Nugegoda Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Anura Kumara Herath yesterday revoked a CID decision to seal the office of the ‘Lanka’ newspapers as there was no threat to national security. ……But the lawyers representing the newspaper held that the ban had violated the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Constitution. The Magistrate ruled that the CID had not presented adequate evidence in favour of the ban."
    http://www.island.lk/2010/02/02/news4.html

    I know that Eelamists and their friends find this hard to believe. Despite a 30 year war and the inevitable degradation of the rule of law, civil society and human rights, an independent judiciary still continues to function in SL.

    Bad business with that journo going missing. Let's hope that he's found safe and well.

    Great to also hear that Eelamists across the EU voted in various referendums to "aspire to the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka."

    Living in an alternate reality doesn't even begin to explain their delusions. News must travel very, very slowly into the brains of Eelamists. That particular dream was thankfully crushed in May 2009.

    In these difficult days we can still rely on the LTTE-supporting diaspora for providing us with more evidence of their inability to face facts.

    Your White Masters can't give you Eelam. Sorry. The offer expired on 30-May-2009. No refunds. No cashback. No Two for One deals.

    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eezahm, Eelam or Donkeyland?

    The usual suspects can be seen here. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  112. More Shocking News from Sri Lanka.

    The 'Lanka Newspaper' closure has been overturned by the much-maligned SL legal system.

    "Nugegoda Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Anura Kumara Herath yesterday revoked a CID decision to seal the office of the ‘Lanka’ newspapers as there was no threat to national security. ……But the lawyers representing the newspaper held that the ban had violated the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Constitution. The Magistrate ruled that the CID had not presented adequate evidence in favour of the ban."
    http://www.island.lk/2010/02/02/news4.html

    I know that Eelamists and their friends find this hard to believe. Despite a 30 year war and the inevitable degradation of the rule of law, civil society and human rights, an independent judiciary still continues to function in SL.

    Bad business with that journo going missing. Let's hope that he's found safe and well.

    Great to also hear that Eelamists across the EU voted in various referendums to "aspire to the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka."

    Living in an alternate reality doesn't even begin to explain their delusions. News must travel very, very slowly into the brains of Eelamists. That particular dream was thankfully crushed in May 2009.

    In these difficult days we can still rely on the LTTE-supporting diaspora for providing us with more evidence of their inability to face facts.

    Your White Masters can't give you Eelam. Sorry. The offer expired on 30-May-2009. No refunds. No cashback. No Two for One deals.

    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eezahm, Eelam or Donkeyland?

    The usual suspects can be seen here. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  113. More Shocking News from Sri Lanka.

    The 'Lanka Newspaper' closure has been overturned by the much-maligned SL legal system.

    "Nugegoda Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Anura Kumara Herath yesterday revoked a CID decision to seal the office of the ‘Lanka’ newspapers as there was no threat to national security. ……But the lawyers representing the newspaper held that the ban had violated the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Constitution. The Magistrate ruled that the CID had not presented adequate evidence in favour of the ban."
    http://www.island.lk/2010/02/02/news4.html

    I know that Eelamists and their friends find this hard to believe. Despite a 30 year war and the inevitable degradation of the rule of law, civil society and human rights, an independent judiciary still continues to function in SL.

    Bad business with that journo going missing. Let's hope that he's found safe and well.

    Great to also hear that Eelamists across the EU voted in various referendums to "aspire to the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka."

    Living in an alternate reality doesn't even begin to explain their delusions. News must travel very, very slowly into the brains of Eelamists. That particular dream was thankfully crushed in May 2009.

    In these difficult days we can still rely on the LTTE-supporting diaspora for providing us with more evidence of their inability to face facts.

    Your White Masters can't give you Eelam. Sorry. The offer expired on 30-May-2009. No refunds. No cashback. No Two for One deals.

    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eezahm, Eelam or Donkeyland?

    The usual suspects can be seen here. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  114. Reductio ad Absurdum Says:
    February 1st, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eelam? That is every tamilan's duty. If u need more info click the name. With over 64,000 votes cast, over 99% voted in favour of an independent and separate state of Tamil Eelam. It is not a small numbers.

    Strong voice to take immediate action to stop post election violence is necessary. Even Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva who extended his support to Common Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka got death threat. Now IDPs are forgoten, over 100,000 still in the concentration camps.

  115. More Shocking News from Sri Lanka.

    The ‘Lanka Newspaper’ closure has been overturned by the much-maligned SL legal system.

    “Nugegoda Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Anura Kumara Herath yesterday revoked a CID decision to seal the office of the ‘Lanka’ newspapers as there was no threat to national security. ……But the lawyers representing the newspaper held that the ban had violated the freedom of expression guaranteed under the Constitution. The Magistrate ruled that the CID had not presented adequate evidence in favour of the ban.”

    http://www.island.lk/2010/02/02/news4.html

    I know that Eelamists and their friends find this hard to believe. Despite a 30 year war and the inevitable degradation of the rule of law, civil society and human rights, an independent judiciary still continues to function in SL.

    Bad business with that journo going missing. Let’s hope that he’s found safe and well.

    Great to also hear that Eelamists across the EU voted in various referendums to “aspire to the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka.”

    Living in an alternate reality doesn’t even begin to explain their delusions. News must travel very, very slowly into the brains of Eelamists. That particular dream was thankfully crushed in May 2009.

    In these difficult days we can still rely on the LTTE-supporting diaspora for providing us with more evidence of their inability to face facts.

    Your White Masters can’t give you Eelam. Sorry. The offer expired on 30-May-2009. No refunds. No cashback. No Two for One deals.

    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eezahm, Eelam or Donkeyland?

    The usual suspects can be seen here. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31116

  116. Reductio ad Absurdum Says:
    February 1st, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Rohan: did you also vote for an Independant Eelam? That is every tamilan’s duty. If u need more info click the name. With over 64,000 votes cast, over 99% voted in favour of an independent and separate state of Tamil Eelam. It is not a small numbers.

    Strong voice to take immediate action to stop post election violence is necessary. Even Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva who extended his support to Common Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka got death threat. Now IDPs are forgoten, over 100,000 still in the concentration camps.

  117. Rohan:

    You say "That is every tamilan’s duty." Indeed it is!! :) :)

    The LTTE supporting diaspora failed to do its duty to sacrifice their lives to the cause of Eelam.

    Why the reluctance?

    You had so many opportunities to attain a glorious death for Eelam. Yet, most of you preferred to stuff your faces with Big Macs, demonstrate, hold fake hunger strikes, jump in rivers, defecate in alleys and parking lots, hold street theater. Anything to avoid doing your duty

    I respect the fallen LTTE cadres. At least they did their perverted version of duty.

    What about those 'Tamilians' who disagree with your bonkers plans for a racially defined state within Sri Lanka? Should they be killed?

    The votes cast outside SL do not count inside SL. Do you understand that? Or have you guys discovered a new form remote-controlled political action?

    The 'Referendums' expose the utterly racist and exclusive nature of the Eelam struggle. To be eligible to vote, the following conditions had to be fulfilled:
    a) Born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.
    b) Has a spouse who was born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.
    c) Descendants of (a) and (b) born outside Sri Lanka

    I protest! This is 'Language Genocide'. The ability to vote depends on linguistic ability and is thus discriminatory.

    What about the Veddhas (aboriginal inhabitants of Sri Lanka) who live in the claimed areas, yet don't speak Tamil? Why should their future be determined by a bunch of racist exiles living in another part of the world?

    How do you prove that Tamil is your mother tongue, as opposed to Sinhala or English? Suppose all these languages are your mother tongue?

  118. LOL @ Reductio's comment !

    The issue regarding the mother tongue…. The main issue is that they (the so called Tamilans) are trying out tongue twisters… They are masters at twisting the words, but, the words get twisted wrong – LOL… That's why they look such a sorry bunch of fools in this site and cannot even reply a single post we do – the two of us are a handful to these bunch of tongue twisting idiots.. – LOL..

    I seriously wonder when this blog would be closed as the Agenda spelt out here says that it is for the presidential election – Now, since it's all over, the agenda put forward does not matter, as it would not go in to any manifesto for another 7 years… Expecting another hilarious post as this soon on AI main board.

  119. AI has issued a 10-point Human Rights Agenda.

    •ending arbitrary arrests under emergency laws
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    •protecting freedom of expression
    •ending torture and enforced disappearances
    •ratifying international human rights treaties
    ————————————————————–

    One of them
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict

    Is still lagging behind miserably …

    One of them
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    Is still lagging behind miserably

    There is plenty of money to kill the Tamil people but not enough for the resettled IDPs

    The Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Vanni brought to Jaffna and resettled have not been given economic or other assistance as promised and are facing severe hardships, civil society organizations in Jaffna expressed concern. Some of the IDP families are still to be paid the initial payment of 5,000 rupees while the families who were told that their second payment of 25,000 rupees will be paid before 15 January have not been paid the amount.

    Dry food rations including rice, wheat flour, sugar, dhal and cooking oil are given under World Food Programme but the IDPs do not have the means to buy other necessary food items.

    The IDPs were promised by government authorities that an initial payment of 5,000 rupees will be given and the second payment will be 25,000 rupees. It was further said that an amount will be deposited in the bank in their names.

    So far none of the IDPs had been given the promised 25,000 rupees.

    The IDPs want the government of provide assistance to find a substantial means of living but their future appears uncertain and bleak due to the negligence of government authorities

  120. Sri Lanka was guilty of crimes against humanity for their war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that concluded last May, a People’s Tribunal in Dublin on January 14-16 found.

    The people’s court was organised by the Milan-based Permanent People’s Tribunal and hosted by the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka.

    The tribunal also found that the charge of genocide “warrants further investigation” and that the US and Britain should share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process.

    The tribunal used eyewitness accounts, as well as NGO and media reports to assess the nature of Sri Lanka’s war on the LTTE and how it affected the Tamil population. Several escapees from the final weeks of the Sri Lankan government’s offensive last May within the Mullaiththeevu “No Fire Zone” gave eyewitness accounts to the court. More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army during these last days of the war.

    The court heard that from July 2006 to April 2009, air raids and heavy artillery lead to the death of 116 people per day, according to the UN.

  121. Rohan:

    You say “That is every tamilan’s duty.” Indeed it is!! :) :)

    The LTTE supporting diaspora failed to do its duty to sacrifice their lives to the cause of Eelam.

    Why the reluctance?

    You had so many opportunities to attain a glorious death for Eelam. Yet, most of you preferred to stuff your faces with Big Macs, demonstrate, hold fake hunger strikes, jump in rivers, defecate in alleys and parking lots, hold street theater. Anything to avoid doing your duty

    I respect the fallen LTTE cadres. At least they did their perverted version of duty.

    What about those ‘Tamilians’ who disagree with your bonkers plans for a racially defined state within Sri Lanka? Should they be killed?

    The votes cast outside SL do not count inside SL. Do you understand that? Or have you guys discovered a new form remote-controlled political action?

    The ‘Referendums’ expose the utterly racist and exclusive nature of the Eelam struggle. To be eligible to vote, the following conditions had to be fulfilled:
    a) Born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.
    b) Has a spouse who was born in Sri Lanka and has Tamil as the mother tongue.
    c) Descendants of (a) and (b) born outside Sri Lanka

    I protest! This is ‘Language Genocide’. The ability to vote depends on linguistic ability and is thus discriminatory.

    What about the Veddhas (aboriginal inhabitants of Sri Lanka) who live in the claimed areas, yet don’t speak Tamil? Why should their future be determined by a bunch of racist exiles living in another part of the world?

    How do you prove that Tamil is your mother tongue, as opposed to Sinhala or English? Suppose all these languages are your mother tongue?

  122. LOL @ Reductio’s comment !

    The issue regarding the mother tongue…. The main issue is that they (the so called Tamilans) are trying out tongue twisters… They are masters at twisting the words, but, the words get twisted wrong – LOL… That’s why they look such a sorry bunch of fools in this site and cannot even reply a single post we do – the two of us are a handful to these bunch of tongue twisting idiots.. – LOL..

    I seriously wonder when this blog would be closed as the Agenda spelt out here says that it is for the presidential election – Now, since it’s all over, the agenda put forward does not matter, as it would not go in to any manifesto for another 7 years… Expecting another hilarious post as this soon on AI main board.

  123. AI has issued a 10-point Human Rights Agenda.

    •ending arbitrary arrests under emergency laws
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    •protecting freedom of expression
    •ending torture and enforced disappearances
    •ratifying international human rights treaties
    ————————————————————–

    One of them
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict

    Is still lagging behind miserably …

    One of them
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    Is still lagging behind miserably

    There is plenty of money to kill the Tamil people but not enough for the resettled IDPs

    The Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Vanni brought to Jaffna and resettled have not been given economic or other assistance as promised and are facing severe hardships, civil society organizations in Jaffna expressed concern. Some of the IDP families are still to be paid the initial payment of 5,000 rupees while the families who were told that their second payment of 25,000 rupees will be paid before 15 January have not been paid the amount.

    Dry food rations including rice, wheat flour, sugar, dhal and cooking oil are given under World Food Programme but the IDPs do not have the means to buy other necessary food items.

    The IDPs were promised by government authorities that an initial payment of 5,000 rupees will be given and the second payment will be 25,000 rupees. It was further said that an amount will be deposited in the bank in their names.

    So far none of the IDPs had been given the promised 25,000 rupees.

    The IDPs want the government of provide assistance to find a substantial means of living but their future appears uncertain and bleak due to the negligence of government authorities

  124. Sri Lanka was guilty of crimes against humanity for their war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that concluded last May, a People’s Tribunal in Dublin on January 14-16 found.

    The people’s court was organised by the Milan-based Permanent People’s Tribunal and hosted by the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka.

    The tribunal also found that the charge of genocide “warrants further investigation” and that the US and Britain should share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process.

    The tribunal used eyewitness accounts, as well as NGO and media reports to assess the nature of Sri Lanka’s war on the LTTE and how it affected the Tamil population. Several escapees from the final weeks of the Sri Lankan government’s offensive last May within the Mullaiththeevu “No Fire Zone” gave eyewitness accounts to the court. More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army during these last days of the war.

    The court heard that from July 2006 to April 2009, air raids and heavy artillery lead to the death of 116 people per day, according to the UN.

  125. Hey Saudan,

    U sayOne of them (Point from AI)
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    Is still lagging behind miserably

    There is plenty of money to kill the Tamil people but not enough for the resettled IDPs

    Government indeed has ensured protection for the civilians by saving them from a brutal terrorist group – what else r u asking for ?? What else is "lagging behind ?" They are being given food and money as you rightly mentioned. Isn't that "looking after" in your books ?? Do you expect the government to give a Rs. 100,000 / – and a limousine + Mansions ?? Even if so will you be satisfied the way you are talking ?? Instead of being thankful for what's done by the GOSL, you try to find fault in that too ?? Does any other country at least get close to this type of facilitation ??? Have some courtesy man … Be respectful.

    Plenty of our money that could have been used for development of whole of Sri Lankan indeed had to be used to get rid of some mentally challenged lunatics. It was never used to kill Tamil people as you falsely claim. Answer this – Do U want to disgrace the awesome Tamil people by calling them LTTE / Terrorists????

    You take east for an example, Almost two years after liberating east the development that has happened in the area. North, being a larger area, require more time and money and GOSL doesn't have Aladdin's Magic lamp to do it over night. To make matters worse, your mentally challenged hero's have planted many land mines and ruined all the government and non-governmental institutions – so it needs to start from scratch.

    Saudan – I plead again – go, take a nice nap, get up and start a decent life than worry about a useless cause.

  126. Krishna !

    Tell your almighty Dublin Tribunal to first have a tribunal on the crimes IRA did in UK and then look at other countries…. Reminds me of People living in glass houses ???? Trust U heard the story ..

  127. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    “That is every tamilan’s duty.” it is true diaspora failed to do its duty, we thought ltte will safeguard Tamils in our home land, but state terror took uphand with the help of some interested elements. Now every Tamils woke up to expose the Crime against Humanity. I woke up less than a year now. Many diaspora who even against ltte now realized to see the real face of the sri lankan governments. If u say diaspora Tamils has no effect on safeguarding their brothers & sisters in their homeland, Why you are wasting time on these blogs? Why your government spent in million 4 propaganda?.

    Record breaking number of post-election violence reported, definetly many not reported cases. Government is hunting down all opposition parties. All these parties were supporting the government when they were killing Tamils in 1000's last year. Even those who were involved in killing Tamils are now running to hide & safe themself from Government. Still our voice always against Crime/Human right violation against Humanity.
    Many infomation in this WSWS site say wave of post-election violence in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/slev-f0

  128. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    “That is every tamilan’s duty.” it is true diaspora failed to do its duty, we thought ltte will safeguard Tamils in our home land, but state terror took uphand with the help of some interested elements. Now every Tamils woke up to expose the Crime against Humanity. I woke up less than a year now. Many diaspora who even against ltte now realized to see the real face of the sri lankan governments. If u say diaspora Tamils has no effect on safeguarding their brothers & sisters in their homeland, Why you are wasting time on these blogs? Why your government spent in million 4 propaganda?.

    Record breaking number of post-election violence reported, definetly many not reported cases. Government is hunting down all opposition parties. All these parties were supporting the government when they were killing Tamils in 1000's last year. Even those who were involved in killing Tamils are now running to hide & safe themself from Government. Still our voice always against Crime/Human right violation against Humanity.
    Many infomation in this WSWS site say wave of post-election violence in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/slev-f0

  129. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    “That is every tamilan’s duty.” it is true diaspora failed to do its duty, we thought ltte will safeguard Tamils in our home land, but state terror took uphand with the help of some interested elements. Now every Tamils woke up to expose the Crime against Humanity. I woke up less than a year now. Many diaspora who even against ltte now realized to see the real face of the sri lankan governments. If u say diaspora Tamils has no effect on safeguarding their brothers & sisters in their homeland, Why you are wasting time on these blogs? Why your government spent in million 4 propaganda?.

    Record breaking number of post-election violence reported, definetly many not reported cases. Government is hunting down all opposition parties. All these parties were supporting the government when they were killing Tamils in 1000's last year. Even those who were involved in killing Tamils are now running to hide & safe themself from Government. Still our voice always against Crime/Human right violation against Humanity.
    Many infomation in this WSWS site say wave of post-election violence in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/slev-f0

  130. Hey Saudan,

    U sayOne of them (Point from AI)
    •ensuring protection and respects for the rights of civilians displaced by the recent conflict
    Is still lagging behind miserably

    There is plenty of money to kill the Tamil people but not enough for the resettled IDPs

    Government indeed has ensured protection for the civilians by saving them from a brutal terrorist group – what else r u asking for ?? What else is “lagging behind ?” They are being given food and money as you rightly mentioned. Isn’t that “looking after” in your books ?? Do you expect the government to give a Rs. 100,000 / – and a limousine + Mansions ?? Even if so will you be satisfied the way you are talking ?? Instead of being thankful for what’s done by the GOSL, you try to find fault in that too ?? Does any other country at least get close to this type of facilitation ??? Have some courtesy man … Be respectful.

    Plenty of our money that could have been used for development of whole of Sri Lankan indeed had to be used to get rid of some mentally challenged lunatics. It was never used to kill Tamil people as you falsely claim. Answer this – Do U want to disgrace the awesome Tamil people by calling them LTTE / Terrorists????

    You take east for an example, Almost two years after liberating east the development that has happened in the area. North, being a larger area, require more time and money and GOSL doesn’t have Aladdin’s Magic lamp to do it over night. To make matters worse, your mentally challenged hero’s have planted many land mines and ruined all the government and non-governmental institutions – so it needs to start from scratch.

    Saudan – I plead again – go, take a nice nap, get up and start a decent life than worry about a useless cause.

  131. Krishna !

    Tell your almighty Dublin Tribunal to first have a tribunal on the crimes IRA did in UK and then look at other countries…. Reminds me of People living in glass houses ???? Trust U heard the story ..

  132. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    “That is every tamilan’s duty.” it is true diaspora failed to do its duty, we thought ltte will safeguard Tamils in our home land, but state terror took uphand with the help of some interested elements. Now every Tamils woke up to expose the Crime against Humanity. I woke up less than a year now. Many diaspora who even against ltte now realized to see the real face of the sri lankan governments. If u say diaspora Tamils has no effect on safeguarding their brothers & sisters in their homeland, Why you are wasting time on these blogs? Why your government spent in million 4 propaganda?.

    Record breaking number of post-election violence reported, definetly many not reported cases. Government is hunting down all opposition parties. All these parties were supporting the government when they were killing Tamils in 1000′s last year. Even those who were involved in killing Tamils are now running to hide & safe themself from Government. Still our voice always against Crime/Human right violation against Humanity.
    Many infomation in this WSWS site say wave of post-election violence in Sri Lanka
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/slev-f02.shtml

  133. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa became visibly irritated responding to the question posed by BBC's Asia Today on Tuesday:

    "Any international entity can ask for any investigation. There will be no investigations in this country. I will oppose any body, who is trying to do [investigations], because there is no reason [for investigations].

    Whether it is United Nations or any other country, we are not – I am not – allowing any investigations in this country. There is no reason. Nothing wrong happened in this country. Take it from me.

    Referring to Gotabhaya Rajapaks'se interview to the BBC Tuesday where Mr Rajapakse said that he would not allow any war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka, Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in International Law and a professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law said, "Defense Secretary Rajapaksa has now publicly and definitively ruled out any investigation of war crimes by the Government of Sri Lanka.

    And he is a government official acting within the scope of his official duties so that his statement binds the State of Sri Lanka under international law.

    Hence the basic requirement of international law mandating "complementarity" has been satisfied.

    "In other words, a sovereign state must first be given the opportunity to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed by its own armed forces. Only if the sovereign state fails or refuses to do so, can international bodies step in to conduct those investigations and prosecutions such as the International Criminal Court," Prof. Boyle said.

  134. Saudan !!

    Let me quote from your post what Prof. Boyle has said…

    “In other words, a sovereign state must first be given the opportunity to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed by its own armed forces. Only if the sovereign state fails or refuses to do so, can international bodies step in to conduct those investigations and prosecutions such as the International Criminal Court,” Prof. Boyle said.

    If you read it right, Prof. Boyle agrees with GR. Exactly what SL is doing now, we will investigate first – then we will decide whether it's necessary for another party's intervention.

    I am kind of proud of him (GR) – he has the balls to say "NO" when necessary – something the Mentally retarded Piribaharan or his followers never had – they always lived and (the remaining nut cases) still live a Damn Lie !!

  135. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa became visibly irritated responding to the question posed by BBC’s Asia Today on Tuesday:

    “Any international entity can ask for any investigation. There will be no investigations in this country. I will oppose any body, who is trying to do [investigations], because there is no reason [for investigations].

    Whether it is United Nations or any other country, we are not – I am not – allowing any investigations in this country. There is no reason. Nothing wrong happened in this country. Take it from me.

    Referring to Gotabhaya Rajapaks’se interview to the BBC Tuesday where Mr Rajapakse said that he would not allow any war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka, Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in International Law and a professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law said, “Defense Secretary Rajapaksa has now publicly and definitively ruled out any investigation of war crimes by the Government of Sri Lanka.

    And he is a government official acting within the scope of his official duties so that his statement binds the State of Sri Lanka under international law.

    Hence the basic requirement of international law mandating “complementarity” has been satisfied.

    “In other words, a sovereign state must first be given the opportunity to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed by its own armed forces. Only if the sovereign state fails or refuses to do so, can international bodies step in to conduct those investigations and prosecutions such as the International Criminal Court,” Prof. Boyle said.

  136. More lies by LTTE supporters. Note to Eelamists. Repeating a lie does not make it become the truth.

    The Dublin 'Trial' was a joke trial set up by LTTE front organisations.

    Mass rapes in IDP camps. Lies.

    Genoicide. Lies.

    Tamil Homeland. A 'non-concept'. No such place exists in SL. Anyone can and should be able to live anywhere.

    Oh. And one more thing.

    Today, 4th January 2009 is Independence Day in SL. Free of Eelamists, free from suicide bombers, Tamil children freed from conscription by the LTTE.

    What's not to celebrate, unless you're an Eelamist (or fellow traveller).

    To any interested outsiders looking into this situation. Note how the LTTE supporting Diaspora never returned to SL in large numbers to live in their mini statelet during its existence.

    Odd.. that..

  137. Reductio ad Absurdum Says:

    February 5th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Today, 4th January 2009 is Independence Day in SL.
    —————————————————————————-

    Less than ten employees took part in the event in Jaffna Secretariat where Jaffna District Government Agent (GA) hoisted the National Flag

    And I think, they have to do it, otherwise they will be fired :)

  138. Krishna !

    Less than ten employees took part in the event in Jaffna Secretariat where Jaffna District Government Agent (GA) hoisted the National Flag

    Trust U R trying to make a point here of people being none supportive.

    Do U also know that only the MP's and the Body guards attended the ceremony they had at independence Square ?

    It had nothing to do with firing or attending. It is just that people were happy watching the main ceremony on their TV sets. Also FYI, people just don't flock to a Government secretariat, specially on a holiday….

    So U loose again – Gee – that's all U guys do right – LOOSE !

  139. Saudan !!

    Let me quote from your post what Prof. Boyle has said…

    “In other words, a sovereign state must first be given the opportunity to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed by its own armed forces. Only if the sovereign state fails or refuses to do so, can international bodies step in to conduct those investigations and prosecutions such as the International Criminal Court,” Prof. Boyle said.

    If you read it right, Prof. Boyle agrees with GR. Exactly what SL is doing now, we will investigate first – then we will decide whether it’s necessary for another party’s intervention.

    I am kind of proud of him (GR) – he has the balls to say “NO” when necessary – something the Mentally retarded Piribaharan or his followers never had – they always lived and (the remaining nut cases) still live a Damn Lie !!

  140. Krishna,

    U know who got beaten by whom ??

    It is 3 innocent men (i don't know about the woman) who got beaten for supporting the government in the previous election by your mentally sick LTTE supporters….

    May be you should tell them that !!

  141. Jim's Friend Govind Acharya of Amnesty who looks in to Bangladesh says in another post.

    To Jim Pappa: What to do if bin Laden were captured– put him on trial for the human rights violations that he has been implicated in. If, as was the case with Prabhakaran, bin Laden was killed in the midst of battle, that would not be a human rights violation.

    As to the appropriate punishment– any punishment in line with treaty obligations of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

    Prabaharan did not die while waving a white flag !!!

  142. More lies by LTTE supporters. Note to Eelamists. Repeating a lie does not make it become the truth.

    The Dublin ‘Trial’ was a joke trial set up by LTTE front organisations.

    Mass rapes in IDP camps. Lies.

    Genoicide. Lies.

    Tamil Homeland. A ‘non-concept’. No such place exists in SL. Anyone can and should be able to live anywhere.

    Oh. And one more thing.

    Today, 4th January 2009 is Independence Day in SL. Free of Eelamists, free from suicide bombers, Tamil children freed from conscription by the LTTE.

    What’s not to celebrate, unless you’re an Eelamist (or fellow traveller).

    To any interested outsiders looking into this situation. Note how the LTTE supporting Diaspora never returned to SL in large numbers to live in their mini statelet during its existence.

    Odd.. that..

  143. Reductio ad Absurdum Says:

    February 5th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Today, 4th January 2009 is Independence Day in SL.
    —————————————————————————-

    Less than ten employees took part in the event in Jaffna Secretariat where Jaffna District Government Agent (GA) hoisted the National Flag

    And I think, they have to do it, otherwise they will be fired :)

  144. Krishna !

    Less than ten employees took part in the event in Jaffna Secretariat where Jaffna District Government Agent (GA) hoisted the National Flag

    Trust U R trying to make a point here of people being none supportive.

    Do U also know that only the MP’s and the Body guards attended the ceremony they had at independence Square ?

    It had nothing to do with firing or attending. It is just that people were happy watching the main ceremony on their TV sets. Also FYI, people just don’t flock to a Government secretariat, specially on a holiday….

    So U loose again – Gee – that’s all U guys do right – LOOSE !

  145. EU to suspend Sri Lanka trading privileges over rights human rights abuses

    EU nations have decided to suspend Sri Lanka's preferential trade status because of the island's human rights record and will make the formal move later this month.

    European ambassadors have taken the decision. The EU Commission's investigation showed Sri Lanka has not demonstrated that it has taken the steps that would allow it to retain or regain the GSP+ status.

    The European Union's Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GPS+) scheme gives 16 poor nations preferential access to the trading bloc in return for following strict commitments on a wide variety of social and rights issues.

    The decision to suspend the trade privileges was taken last week and is set to be endorsed by European finance ministers when they meet in Brussels on February 16.

    Sri Lanka's hawkish government has faced almost constant criticism over the past several years because of the way it has conducted a war against Tamil Tiger rebels.

    Government forces have been accused of a host of rights violations including the indiscriminate killing of thousands of Tamil civilians, the murder of aid workers and the execution surrendering rebels.

    The EU probe identified shortcomings in respect of three UN human rights conventions — the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Sri Lanka has not done enough to address the rights problems and fulfil the requirements for the special trade privileges

  146. Krishna,

    U know who got beaten by whom ??

    It is 3 innocent men (i don’t know about the woman) who got beaten for supporting the government in the previous election by your mentally sick LTTE supporters….

    May be you should tell them that !!

  147. Jim’s Friend Govind Acharya of Amnesty who looks in to Bangladesh says in another post.

    To Jim Pappa: What to do if bin Laden were captured– put him on trial for the human rights violations that he has been implicated in. If, as was the case with Prabhakaran, bin Laden was killed in the midst of battle, that would not be a human rights violation.

    As to the appropriate punishment– any punishment in line with treaty obligations of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

    Prabaharan did not die while waving a white flag !!!

  148. EU to suspend Sri Lanka trading privileges over rights human rights abuses

    EU nations have decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade status because of the island’s human rights record and will make the formal move later this month.

    European ambassadors have taken the decision. The EU Commission’s investigation showed Sri Lanka has not demonstrated that it has taken the steps that would allow it to retain or regain the GSP+ status.

    The European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GPS+) scheme gives 16 poor nations preferential access to the trading bloc in return for following strict commitments on a wide variety of social and rights issues.

    The decision to suspend the trade privileges was taken last week and is set to be endorsed by European finance ministers when they meet in Brussels on February 16.

    Sri Lanka’s hawkish government has faced almost constant criticism over the past several years because of the way it has conducted a war against Tamil Tiger rebels.

    Government forces have been accused of a host of rights violations including the indiscriminate killing of thousands of Tamil civilians, the murder of aid workers and the execution surrendering rebels.

    The EU probe identified shortcomings in respect of three UN human rights conventions — the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Sri Lanka has not done enough to address the rights problems and fulfil the requirements for the special trade privileges

  149. I’m sadden that 27 Hindu Temples, to be demolished

    All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) expressed concern too..

  150. Hello Ezy

    I’m sadden that 27 Hindu Temples, to be demolished.

    All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) expressed concern too..

    What do you think about it ?

  151. I’m shocked that 27 Hindu Temples will be destroyed in Jaffna.

    Jaffna Hindu and Tamil community are traumatized have requested the All Ceylon Hindu Congress to take this matter with the high authorities and to save their cultural heritage in the peninsula.

    ACHCA had also asked the Northern Provincial Governor G.A. Chandrasiri to take a wise decision on this subject without harming the feelings of Hindu Tamil community.

  152. The emergency has been extended and will continue to be so extended for many years under one pretext or other, unless the opposition geta majority in the parliamentary election, enabling the iron fist of the totalitarian regime controlled it seems by the armed forces,to continue the suppression of civil liberties and oppression of tamils making their lives miserable.

  153. All you delusional Terrorists !!

    Can you please also let this forum know where these 27 temples are located in the Jaffna Peninsula and what their names are ?????????

    Another cooked up damn lie like the raping the corpses case ???

  154. I’m sadden that 27 Hindu Temples, to be demolished

    All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) expressed concern too..

  155. Hello Ezy

    I’m sadden that 27 Hindu Temples, to be demolished.

    All Ceylon Hindu Congress (ACHC) expressed concern too..

    What do you think about it ?

  156. I’m shocked that 27 Hindu Temples will be destroyed in Jaffna.

    Jaffna Hindu and Tamil community are traumatized have requested the All Ceylon Hindu Congress to take this matter with the high authorities and to save their cultural heritage in the peninsula.

    ACHCA had also asked the Northern Provincial Governor G.A. Chandrasiri to take a wise decision on this subject without harming the feelings of Hindu Tamil community.

  157. The emergency has been extended and will continue to be so extended for many years under one pretext or other, unless the opposition geta majority in the parliamentary election, enabling the iron fist of the totalitarian regime controlled it seems by the armed forces,to continue the suppression of civil liberties and oppression of tamils making their lives miserable.

  158. All you delusional Terrorists !!

    Can you please also let this forum know where these 27 temples are located in the Jaffna Peninsula and what their names are ?????????

    Another cooked up damn lie like the raping the corpses case ???

  159. Not just the 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished, the ethnic cleansing and colonization is in full swing
    —————————————

    A Buddhist monk with armed support has arrived at Thalai Mannaar Pier area, the nearest point opposite to the Indian coast, to buy 1000 acres of land and to start a Sinhala-Buddhist colony there.

    New Buddhist temples built by armed forces and militant monks mushroom in the occupied Tamil land.

    While nearby Mullaiththeevu and Trincomalee of the Tamil north and east are never linked for ages, A3 highway in the western coast is going to be extended according to Colombo reports, linking Puththa’lam and Mannaar through Vilpattu forest to facilitate inroads of Sinhala colonies.

  160. Not just the 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished, the ethnic cleansing and colonization is in full swing
    —————————————

    A Buddhist monk with armed support has arrived at Thalai Mannaar Pier area, the nearest point opposite to the Indian coast, to buy 1000 acres of land and to start a Sinhala-Buddhist colony there.

    New Buddhist temples built by armed forces and militant monks mushroom in the occupied Tamil land.

    While nearby Mullaiththeevu and Trincomalee of the Tamil north and east are never linked for ages, A3 highway in the western coast is going to be extended according to Colombo reports, linking Puththa’lam and Mannaar through Vilpattu forest to facilitate inroads of Sinhala colonies.

  161. Ganesh and other Cursed bunch of Terrorists ??

    U still have failed to answer the question – what are the locations and what are the Kovils ????

    When the LTTE killed and chased out the Muslims and the Singhalees from the north, what did U feel ?? Is it wrong for them to go back to "Their Home Lands" ?????

    The Buddhist monk you are talking of should be quite wealthy to buy 1000 acres of land, wonder how he could do it with the donations a temple gets ?? Singhalees or any other ethnic group living in Colombo do not worry about the Tamil Colony in Wellawatte because we know them and they are our brothers. Why do U worry about some colony in Putlam ???

  162. Ganesh and other Cursed bunch of Terrorists ??

    U still have failed to answer the question – what are the locations and what are the Kovils ????

    When the LTTE killed and chased out the Muslims and the Singhalees from the north, what did U feel ?? Is it wrong for them to go back to “Their Home Lands” ?????

    The Buddhist monk you are talking of should be quite wealthy to buy 1000 acres of land, wonder how he could do it with the donations a temple gets ?? Singhalees or any other ethnic group living in Colombo do not worry about the Tamil Colony in Wellawatte because we know them and they are our brothers. Why do U worry about some colony in Putlam ???

  163. Jim Pappa write to the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and request the names of 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished ?

    —————————————————–

    800 young men and women gone missing from 1996 to 2000 in Jaffna peninsula after arrest by government armed forces still remains unknown.

    Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna officials are attempting to close the files of persons reported missing in the period after 11 August 2006 claiming that the missing persons had gone abroad

    What a joke ?

    Arrested by the Sri Lankan Military and the missing than went abroad ?

    Without telling their relatives and never call or write from abroad ?

    Should we be looking in the mass graves !!!!

  164. Rohan !!
    Re. your post on
    February 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Two Tamil Womens were murdered thrown into a well in Killinochi, they r newly sttled IDPs.

    Do U know who killed them ??????? your own loving terrorist brotheren who are still hiding away from the army.

    This is what you wanted anyway right ?? That's why you wanted the IDP's to settle ASAP no ?? So that you could kill all those Tamil brotheren who do not support the Terrorist activities of LTTE …. So U got it !!!!!

    Ganesh Re. your post !

    Jim Pappa write to the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and request the names of 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished ?

    Why on earth should I write to them ?? You brought up the topic and you better find out and let us know. I don't want to waste my time to get a reply from ACHC saying nothing like that is happening…

    800 young men and women gone missing from 1996 to 2000 in Jaffna peninsula after arrest by government armed forces still remains unknown.

    Are you sure that it is the government forces who arrested them ?? Are you sure that they opposed the LTTE and were abducted and murdered ??

    Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna officials are attempting to close the files of persons reported missing in the period after 11 August 2006 claiming that the missing persons had gone abroad

    What a joke ?

    Indeed – try to find out whether they were the recent one's arrested in Australia trying to enter Aussie in hiding and in an unlawful manner ?? The figure ideally should be more than 800 if you consider those who tried to sneak in to other countries. I am sure that your name also will be in the list – the looks of it, you are an illegal migrant too…

    U look in the mass graves, you will find the SLA and Police men that were murdered by the LTTE – not forgetting the Tamil brotheren who opposed the mentally challenged terrorist group !!

    Go figure out your self the equations now !!

  165. These 27 Hindu Temples, which will be demolished , are well known and unique for the archaeological structure.

    Building a new Hindu Temple is a painstaking task but demolishing them is very easy

    However, they are Tamils' places for worship.

    So, they should be preserved forever, if the Sinhalese Buddhists are truly respect Hindu religion.

  166. Hey you fool Krishna !!

    For the 3rd time, what are the sites – they could be well known – there are so many "Well Known" archeological sites in this country – what are the one's that you are talking of ?????? Give out the names – I will promise you an article on papers if you can point them out.

    Without giving the names, don't talk bullshit in a forum that is read by intelligent people – don't disgrace their intellects.

    Building anything is painstaking and demolishing is very easy – your blood should have it anyway – when we go to Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa, we can see the destruction your forefathers had done to the ancient shrines and palaces.

    I trust Kovil's are Hindu Worshipers place of worship and not Tamil people's alone. I have seen many Buddhists go to Hindu Kovil in Anderson Road too – so don't try to single out you racist bastard. More Singhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka go to Kovils to worship Lord Ghaneshwara, God Vishnu etc. than the other populations. So you can't say that they would not respect Hindu religion. It has been a part and parcel of Sri Lankan life too.

    Stupid comments like these from you Terrorists make me wonder whether you know anything about Sri Lanka at all ???????

  167. Jim Pappa write to the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and request the names of 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished ?

    —————————————————–

    800 young men and women gone missing from 1996 to 2000 in Jaffna peninsula after arrest by government armed forces still remains unknown.

    Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna officials are attempting to close the files of persons reported missing in the period after 11 August 2006 claiming that the missing persons had gone abroad

    What a joke ?

    Arrested by the Sri Lankan Military and the missing than went abroad ?

    Without telling their relatives and never call or write from abroad ?

    Should we be looking in the mass graves !!!!

  168. Rohan !!
    Re. your post on
    February 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Two Tamil Womens were murdered thrown into a well in Killinochi, they r newly sttled IDPs.

    Do U know who killed them ??????? your own loving terrorist brotheren who are still hiding away from the army.

    This is what you wanted anyway right ?? That’s why you wanted the IDP’s to settle ASAP no ?? So that you could kill all those Tamil brotheren who do not support the Terrorist activities of LTTE …. So U got it !!!!!

    Ganesh Re. your post !

    Jim Pappa write to the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and request the names of 27 Hindu Temples will be demolished ?

    Why on earth should I write to them ?? You brought up the topic and you better find out and let us know. I don’t want to waste my time to get a reply from ACHC saying nothing like that is happening…

    800 young men and women gone missing from 1996 to 2000 in Jaffna peninsula after arrest by government armed forces still remains unknown.

    Are you sure that it is the government forces who arrested them ?? Are you sure that they opposed the LTTE and were abducted and murdered ??

    Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna officials are attempting to close the files of persons reported missing in the period after 11 August 2006 claiming that the missing persons had gone abroad

    What a joke ?

    Indeed – try to find out whether they were the recent one’s arrested in Australia trying to enter Aussie in hiding and in an unlawful manner ?? The figure ideally should be more than 800 if you consider those who tried to sneak in to other countries. I am sure that your name also will be in the list – the looks of it, you are an illegal migrant too…

    U look in the mass graves, you will find the SLA and Police men that were murdered by the LTTE – not forgetting the Tamil brotheren who opposed the mentally challenged terrorist group !!

    Go figure out your self the equations now !!

  169. These 27 Hindu Temples, which will be demolished , are well known and unique for the archaeological structure.

    Building a new Hindu Temple is a painstaking task but demolishing them is very easy

    However, they are Tamils’ places for worship.

    So, they should be preserved forever, if the Sinhalese Buddhists are truly respect Hindu religion.

  170. Hey you fool Krishna !!

    For the 3rd time, what are the sites – they could be well known – there are so many “Well Known” archeological sites in this country – what are the one’s that you are talking of ?????? Give out the names – I will promise you an article on papers if you can point them out.

    Without giving the names, don’t talk bullshit in a forum that is read by intelligent people – don’t disgrace their intellects.

    Building anything is painstaking and demolishing is very easy – your blood should have it anyway – when we go to Anuradhapura and Pollonnaruwa, we can see the destruction your forefathers had done to the ancient shrines and palaces.

    I trust Kovil’s are Hindu Worshipers place of worship and not Tamil people’s alone. I have seen many Buddhists go to Hindu Kovil in Anderson Road too – so don’t try to single out you racist bastard. More Singhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka go to Kovils to worship Lord Ghaneshwara, God Vishnu etc. than the other populations. So you can’t say that they would not respect Hindu religion. It has been a part and parcel of Sri Lankan life too.

    Stupid comments like these from you Terrorists make me wonder whether you know anything about Sri Lanka at all ???????

  171. The defeated candidate in Sri Lanka's presidential election, Gen Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested.

    Gen Fonseka's wife confirmed that her husband had been detained after the security presence around his office in Colombo had been stepped up during the day.

    Gen Fonseka was meeting a number of politicians who had supported his candidacy.

    The Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem told Reuters news agency: "He was dragged away in a very disgraceful manner in front of our own eyes."

  172. Former Army Commander and Common Presidential Candidate General

    Sarath Fonseka was assaulted and dragged by his feet before being arrested
    by the Military Police

    SF was good until he was with the government.

    This proves how the government treats anyone working against them.

    This kinds of acts will backfire on the government and people of Sri Lanka.

    SL is now becoming some of the dictatorship nations in SE Asia.

    Now Sinalese know how the Tamil must have felt when they lost their

    rights……

  173. The defeated candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, Gen Sarath Fonseka, has been arrested.

    Gen Fonseka’s wife confirmed that her husband had been detained after the security presence around his office in Colombo had been stepped up during the day.

    Gen Fonseka was meeting a number of politicians who had supported his candidacy.

    The Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem told Reuters news agency: “He was dragged away in a very disgraceful manner in front of our own eyes.”

  174. Former Army Commander and Common Presidential Candidate General

    Sarath Fonseka was assaulted and dragged by his feet before being arrested
    by the Military Police

    SF was good until he was with the government.

    This proves how the government treats anyone working against them.

    This kinds of acts will backfire on the government and people of Sri Lanka.

    SL is now becoming some of the dictatorship nations in SE Asia.

    Now Sinalese know how the Tamil must have felt when they lost their

    rights……

  175. In Hell !!

    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released – see, that would be done in court and the judiciary as we all know and experienced during the past years is independent. Of course there is no need to defend anyone who did war crimes – but the people who did the war crimes are dead and gone – so no one to defend anyway.

  176. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Do U know who killed them ???????
    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don't leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don't think u want to see all thsese links.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Sri lankan president said NO-MORE minority in sri lanka. Now I think his policy extended to NO-MORE OPPOSITION, No-MORE MEDIA, … in sri lanka. All these r Pre-empty action 4 election.

    The military personnel ragged away Fonseka in a very disgraceful manner, according to Rauff Hakeem, the leader of the Muslim Congress http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

  177. We are afraid to speak now in public inside Sri Lanka. We fear of present government the way they abuses the innocent people who talk against them. Only agreeing with them could survive. So we need someone from outside country.

    Country need courageous leaders like Gen. Sarath Fonseka to built this nation with ethnic harmony and peace inside the county. But Rajapaksa Government planning to kill every one of those leaders who are threat to their power.

    Thanks for all the work you are doing.

  178. Even though I am not a fan of sarath I must say the people in sri lanka are goons to keep quiet when a noted general is hauled kicking and screaming to be charged. I say I am sorry for the singhalese when they can keep quiet when injustice is done. When the sri lankans will wake up?

  179. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Do U know who killed them ???????
    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don't leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don't think u want to see all thsese links.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Sri lankan president said NO-MORE minority in sri lanka. Now I think his policy extended to NO-MORE OPPOSITION, No-MORE MEDIA, … in sri lanka. All these r Pre-empty action 4 election.

    The military personnel ragged away Fonseka in a very disgraceful manner, according to Rauff Hakeem, the leader of the Muslim Congress http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

  180. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Do U know who killed them ???????
    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don't leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don't think u want to see all thsese links.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Sri lankan president said NO-MORE minority in sri lanka. Now I think his policy extended to NO-MORE OPPOSITION, No-MORE MEDIA, … in sri lanka. All these r Pre-empty action 4 election.

    The military personnel ragged away Fonseka in a very disgraceful manner, according to Rauff Hakeem, the leader of the Muslim Congress http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

  181. Hansaya – :D !

    I am glad that you are standing up for the courageous Genaral Fonseka, but, he is not an out side person to the country – he is a good Sri Lankan. So we do not need anyone from out side to look after our affairs. We will sort them out our way – the Sri Lankan way. We have done it for more than 2500 years, when these out siders you are talking of were living in the jungles and didn't have toilet facilities, we were even civilized enough to cremate the dead, have grave yards, cook our meals etc. We are more civilized than those who pretend to be civilized. So we will sort things out the way we know.

  182. Hello there Rohan !!

    Yes, when I asked as to who killed them and then went on to explain as to who did kill them, I did not expect you to give a silly answer

    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don’t leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don’t think u want to see all thsese links.

    What has this answer got to do with the question I posted ?? I asked who killed them – and the answer was that remaining LTTE supporters killed them for supporting and voting for MR during elections. it has nothing to do with the area being under SLA or what they did in Haiti. I don't intend to discuss Haiti here, but if you look at the records, you would see whether it was rape or anything else. The 13 year old is probably a myth or something that Rohan him self would have wanted to do or done – not SLA. This is false propaganda from desperate LTTE terrorists.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Interesting – did U also read the comments from my fellow Sri Lankans including a Muslim and a Tamil ??? They all stood up as Sri lankans – so Minority !!

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

    Arrest of the great SF has nothing to do with a political issue – he was taken in to custody because of a planned coupe against the government. It had nothing to do with his Ethnicity as in the case of all criminals all over the world. If a Tamil or a Singhales or a Russian or an Englishman or even our good friend Jim MD did something wrong and what's against this countries law and order, they will get arrested. As in the case of some of the LTTE fellows. If a Tamil steels, he would be taken in to custody, nothing to do with him being tamil, but a Thief. Your crack pot brain doesn't understand that or trying you failing desperate luck to get some mileage off the incident ??

  183. Small Story for you – I hope Jim MD and the moderators would pardon me as this is related to HR and I hardly do cut and paste.

    A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

    The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

    Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make…….. ………
    Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

    Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

    The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens.. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

    While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

    'Remember that what's right isn't always popular… and what's popular isn't always right.'

    Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

    What we all need is to give humanity a chance !! Which is not what the LTTE did or are doing !!

  184. In Hell !!

    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released – see, that would be done in court and the judiciary as we all know and experienced during the past years is independent. Of course there is no need to defend anyone who did war crimes – but the people who did the war crimes are dead and gone – so no one to defend anyway.

  185. The Arrest of the General:

    Maj-Gen Manawaduge barked out orders to the military personnel to take hold of Fonseka.

    At one point he had rasped to hesitating personnel “Ai balaganing inne. Bellen allaganda”(Why are you just watching and waiting, grasp his throat.)

    He then ordered soldiers to drag the general (adagena yande).

    The soldiers then grasped the hands and legs of Sarath Fonseka and forcibly dragged him along.

    The politicians witnessing this disgusting spectacle of an ex-Army chief being humiliated in this way remonstrated with the army officers but to no avail as Maj-Gen Manawaduge ignored them.

    Sarath Fonseka kept on shouting and struggling as he was forcibly dragged down the steps from the first floor.

    Some of the soldiers dragging the General were seen hitting their former commander in a bid to restrain him.

    One soldier was seen delivering a powerful punch to the back of Sarath Fonseka’s head.

  186. I agree – I use to defend MR to the hilt, I actually thought he was an Honest proud Sri Lankan politician, I was proud when he addressed the IC in Sinhala and Tamil, I was proud to see him only in National dress. I was overall just proud of this guy. But then I saw how he actually operated and suddenly I became concerned, now I'm worried.

    By sidelining his top generals he created this situation, and I believe it had something to do with what that astrologer told him. But because of his impetuous actions he actually became the catalyst of his own downfall.
    Its a real shame because the people would have loved him forever if he had just stayed true to his cause.

  187. We are afraid to speak now in public inside Sri Lanka. We fear of present government the way they abuses the innocent people who talk against them. Only agreeing with them could survive. So we need someone from outside country.

    Country need courageous leaders like Gen. Sarath Fonseka to built this nation with ethnic harmony and peace inside the county. But Rajapaksa Government planning to kill every one of those leaders who are threat to their power.

    Thanks for all the work you are doing.

  188. Even though I am not a fan of sarath I must say the people in sri lanka are goons to keep quiet when a noted general is hauled kicking and screaming to be charged. I say I am sorry for the singhalese when they can keep quiet when injustice is done. When the sri lankans will wake up?

  189. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Do U know who killed them ???????
    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don’t leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don’t think u want to see all thsese links.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Sri lankan president said NO-MORE minority in sri lanka. Now I think his policy extended to NO-MORE OPPOSITION, No-MORE MEDIA, … in sri lanka. All these r Pre-empty action 4 election.

    The military personnel ragged away Fonseka in a very disgraceful manner, according to Rauff Hakeem, the leader of the Muslim Congress
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31162

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

  190. Hansaya !

    You know what, I never liked MR. I only support his cause to eradicate Terrorism. 100% behind him for that.

    Silva – Langa hitiyada balagena :) ??

  191. Hansaya – :D !

    I am glad that you are standing up for the courageous Genaral Fonseka, but, he is not an out side person to the country – he is a good Sri Lankan. So we do not need anyone from out side to look after our affairs. We will sort them out our way – the Sri Lankan way. We have done it for more than 2500 years, when these out siders you are talking of were living in the jungles and didn’t have toilet facilities, we were even civilized enough to cremate the dead, have grave yards, cook our meals etc. We are more civilized than those who pretend to be civilized. So we will sort things out the way we know.

  192. Hello there Rohan !!

    Yes, when I asked as to who killed them and then went on to explain as to who did kill them, I did not expect you to give a silly answer

    The whole area is under SLA control, This is not the first time your army rape and kill Tamil women. They even don’t leave children, from 13 yers old girl from Mandoor, eastern province, kirichanthi jaffna, they even went to Haiti. I don’t think u want to see all thsese links.

    What has this answer got to do with the question I posted ?? I asked who killed them – and the answer was that remaining LTTE supporters killed them for supporting and voting for MR during elections. it has nothing to do with the area being under SLA or what they did in Haiti. I don’t intend to discuss Haiti here, but if you look at the records, you would see whether it was rape or anything else. The 13 year old is probably a myth or something that Rohan him self would have wanted to do or done – not SLA. This is false propaganda from desperate LTTE terrorists.

    If u want to know more, click on my name to see who? why?

    Interesting – did U also read the comments from my fellow Sri Lankans including a Muslim and a Tamil ??? They all stood up as Sri lankans – so Minority !!

    If this is happening to Fonseka, anyone can imagine how they have been treating tamils over 61 years.

    Arrest of the great SF has nothing to do with a political issue – he was taken in to custody because of a planned coupe against the government. It had nothing to do with his Ethnicity as in the case of all criminals all over the world. If a Tamil or a Singhales or a Russian or an Englishman or even our good friend Jim MD did something wrong and what’s against this countries law and order, they will get arrested. As in the case of some of the LTTE fellows. If a Tamil steels, he would be taken in to custody, nothing to do with him being tamil, but a Thief. Your crack pot brain doesn’t understand that or trying you failing desperate luck to get some mileage off the incident ??

  193. Small Story for you – I hope Jim MD and the moderators would pardon me as this is related to HR and I hardly do cut and paste.

    A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

    The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

    Let’s take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make…….. ………
    Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

    Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

    The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train’s sirens.. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

    While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

    ‘Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular… and what’s popular isn’t always right.’

    Everybody makes mistakes; that’s why they put erasers on pencils.

    What we all need is to give humanity a chance !! Which is not what the LTTE did or are doing !!

  194. Why SR is any different from others.

    When Sri Lanka arrested innocent people, silenced the voices of media, openly gun down MP’S, journalists you guys never upset.

    The general is getting his own medicine from his King and his Knights.

    They had a list drawn and according to that they removed people from public life.

    This General and his men contributed to that in the past.

    When he was out from power from grace to disgrace you now realize you are not different from others.

    Let us now face the facts.

    At least now the disgraced UN Ban ki Moon and others Nations would realize the plight of the Tamils in the hands of Sri Lankan butchers.

    When they slaughtered innocent Tamils and Singhalese you never protested. Why now?….

    At least now all the people loving peace must realize that depriving rights of others will not take you any further.

    Only solution to this is get rid of the constitution, draft a new constitution with equal rights to all citizens otherwise you all will go and remain in hell.

  195. Bala me paththe !!

    Your post on February 9th, 2010 at 7:34 am is like the sky and earth (Ahasata Polawa)

    Initially you talk of SF and then change your tone to a tamil issue after saying the readers to face the facts – they have nothing in common.

    SF's arrest has nothing to do with any HR right, but a coo against the government. If he is proven not guilty he will be released. If he is guilty, the court will punish him, which the president has said he would revoke in honor of the leadership he gave during the war. Either way, he will be a free man, but with less powers if latter happens.

    Now what has UN's Hon Ban has to do with this ?? He tried to save the "Tamils" that you are talk of with heart felt sorrow from the LTTE when they held them as Human shields. What did You do ???? Nothing noh ?? and you are quick to point fingers at a person who sweated to save them too… – ungrateful bastard !

  196. The Arrest of the General:

    Maj-Gen Manawaduge barked out orders to the military personnel to take hold of Fonseka.

    At one point he had rasped to hesitating personnel “Ai balaganing inne. Bellen allaganda”(Why are you just watching and waiting, grasp his throat.)

    He then ordered soldiers to drag the general (adagena yande).

    The soldiers then grasped the hands and legs of Sarath Fonseka and forcibly dragged him along.

    The politicians witnessing this disgusting spectacle of an ex-Army chief being humiliated in this way remonstrated with the army officers but to no avail as Maj-Gen Manawaduge ignored them.

    Sarath Fonseka kept on shouting and struggling as he was forcibly dragged down the steps from the first floor.

    Some of the soldiers dragging the General were seen hitting their former commander in a bid to restrain him.

    One soldier was seen delivering a powerful punch to the back of Sarath Fonseka’s head.

  197. I agree – I use to defend MR to the hilt, I actually thought he was an Honest proud Sri Lankan politician, I was proud when he addressed the IC in Sinhala and Tamil, I was proud to see him only in National dress. I was overall just proud of this guy. But then I saw how he actually operated and suddenly I became concerned, now I’m worried.

    By sidelining his top generals he created this situation, and I believe it had something to do with what that astrologer told him. But because of his impetuous actions he actually became the catalyst of his own downfall.
    Its a real shame because the people would have loved him forever if he had just stayed true to his cause.

  198. Hansaya !

    You know what, I never liked MR. I only support his cause to eradicate Terrorism. 100% behind him for that.

    Silva – Langa hitiyada balagena :) ??

  199. WHY Fonseka Arrested? (

    1) To neutralize people’s voice and divert attention of people from Election Vote Rigging issue.

    (2) Govt may think that they can easily win General Election if General Fonseka is not on the scene.

    However we now have Dictatorship, Killings by Ruling party supporters are everywhere.

    Election result is not a true representation.

    Time has come for International Communities to Intervene because

    Srilankan’s opposition cannot raise concerns or talk because they will get death threats.

  200. Why SR is any different from others.

    When Sri Lanka arrested innocent people, silenced the voices of media, openly gun down MP’S, journalists you guys never upset.

    The general is getting his own medicine from his King and his Knights.

    They had a list drawn and according to that they removed people from public life.

    This General and his men contributed to that in the past.

    When he was out from power from grace to disgrace you now realize you are not different from others.

    Let us now face the facts.

    At least now the disgraced UN Ban ki Moon and others Nations would realize the plight of the Tamils in the hands of Sri Lankan butchers.

    When they slaughtered innocent Tamils and Singhalese you never protested. Why now?….

    At least now all the people loving peace must realize that depriving rights of others will not take you any further.

    Only solution to this is get rid of the constitution, draft a new constitution with equal rights to all citizens otherwise you all will go and remain in hell.

  201. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released.
    Same coupe story was surfaced when he was taken away from his post, given a power less post after the war.

    I don't think it is right, some media say he was treated like animal http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

    Tamils also were treated the same way http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/665664

    Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

  202. Bala me paththe !!

    Your post on February 9th, 2010 at 7:34 am is like the sky and earth (Ahasata Polawa)

    Initially you talk of SF and then change your tone to a tamil issue after saying the readers to face the facts – they have nothing in common.

    SF’s arrest has nothing to do with any HR right, but a coo against the government. If he is proven not guilty he will be released. If he is guilty, the court will punish him, which the president has said he would revoke in honor of the leadership he gave during the war. Either way, he will be a free man, but with less powers if latter happens.

    Now what has UN’s Hon Ban has to do with this ?? He tried to save the “Tamils” that you are talk of with heart felt sorrow from the LTTE when they held them as Human shields. What did You do ???? Nothing noh ?? and you are quick to point fingers at a person who sweated to save them too… – ungrateful bastard !

  203. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released.
    Same coupe story was surfaced when he was taken away from his post, given a power less post after the war.

    I don't think it is right, some media say he was treated like animal http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

    Tamils also were treated the same way http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/665664

    Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

  204. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released.
    Same coupe story was surfaced when he was taken away from his post, given a power less post after the war.

    I don't think it is right, some media say he was treated like animal http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/

    Tamils also were treated the same way http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/665664

    Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

  205. WHY Fonseka Arrested? (

    1) To neutralize people’s voice and divert attention of people from Election Vote Rigging issue.

    (2) Govt may think that they can easily win General Election if General Fonseka is not on the scene.

    However we now have Dictatorship, Killings by Ruling party supporters are everywhere.

    Election result is not a true representation.

    Time has come for International Communities to Intervene because

    Srilankan’s opposition cannot raise concerns or talk because they will get death threats.

  206. Jim Pappa Says: February 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    If he is innocent and has not organized a coupe against the government, he will obviously be released.
    Same coupe story was surfaced when he was taken away from his post, given a power less post after the war.

    I don’t think it is right, some media say he was treated like animal
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7020261.ece

    Tamils also were treated the same way
    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/665664

    Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

  207. Janaka's writing style is kind of close to Rohan's style Noh ??

    In Hell, May I answer your question Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

    Have you seen arrests of any sort, be a murderer, thief or anyone for that matter ?? The cops usually, go the the person who needs to be arrested, then tell the person the reason and ask courteously to come with them. If the person agrees, now trouble at all, get in tot he vehicle and drive off – legislation would do the rest

    If the person is not supportive, obviously the cops drag them to the vehicle – Then legislation would do the rest. (See the commonality in Bold)

    I will ask you now to watch this program COPS – it is about real life situations – then you might know what I am talking of. If you don't have cable at the dungeon you live in, try go to a place where there is cable. 1 program would do.

    Hence, if SF had refused to cooperate with the MP he obviously would have been dragged off. Indeed sad for the great general who eradicated the Pussisits (LTTE). But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????

    So, let me get back to the question – this indeed is the way any country treats a person that is to be arrested. Immaterial of opposition or Minority.

    I hope my lengthy mail would have explained enough for your Pee brain to understand that "Arrest" has nothing to do with Ethnicity, Politics etc..
    If you still can't fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum :) !

  208. Opposition members had bloody head wounds.

    Opposition members launched a series of countrywide protests following the Fonseka's detention.

    The arrest will of the former army chief will likely serve as a warning to others who might seek to challenge the ruling party's grip on power.

    Already, media rights groups rank Sri Lanka among the most dangerous places in the world for dissenting journalists.

  209. Government supporters hurled stones at opposition activists protesting the arrest of their defeated presidential candidate in Sri Lanka's capital Wednesday, in scattered street battles that prompted volleys of tear gas from police.

    The clashes began outside the country's Supreme Court, where opposition supporters had gathered to protest the arrest of former army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was taken into custody by military police Monday on sedition charges.

    The opposition says the detention is illegal and an attempt to harass them ahead of new parliamentary elections scheduled for April 8.

    Government supporters — who decided to hold a counter rally at the Supreme Court — threw rocks and chased away the opposition demonstrators. Police were deployed in the area but did not intervene until opposition members started fighting back. They then shot tear gas into the crowd of opposition supporters.

    "We were walking peacefully when we were attacked by government goons," said Marina Abdeen, an opposition supporter.

  210. Sri Lanka's opposition fears for Fonseka's life

    Sri Lanka's opposition parties demanded Wednesday the immediate release of former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, warning that he faced "assassination" in custody.

    In a joint statement, the parties which had backed Fonseka's failed challenge to President Mahinda Rajapakse in January elections, said they feared for the retired four-star general's life following his arrest.

    "We have good reason to believe that the extra-judicial arrest of General Fonseka may be followed up with assassination while in custody

  211. Janaka’s writing style is kind of close to Rohan’s style Noh ??

    In Hell, May I answer your question Is this the common characteristics of the Governments to treat any opposition/Minorities.?

    Have you seen arrests of any sort, be a murderer, thief or anyone for that matter ?? The cops usually, go the the person who needs to be arrested, then tell the person the reason and ask courteously to come with them. If the person agrees, now trouble at all, get in tot he vehicle and drive off – legislation would do the rest

    If the person is not supportive, obviously the cops drag them to the vehicle – Then legislation would do the rest. (See the commonality in Bold)

    I will ask you now to watch this program COPS – it is about real life situations – then you might know what I am talking of. If you don’t have cable at the dungeon you live in, try go to a place where there is cable. 1 program would do.

    Hence, if SF had refused to cooperate with the MP he obviously would have been dragged off. Indeed sad for the great general who eradicated the Pussisits (LTTE). But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????

    So, let me get back to the question – this indeed is the way any country treats a person that is to be arrested. Immaterial of opposition or Minority.

    I hope my lengthy mail would have explained enough for your Pee brain to understand that “Arrest” has nothing to do with Ethnicity, Politics etc..
    If you still can’t fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum :) !

  212. Opposition members had bloody head wounds.

    Opposition members launched a series of countrywide protests following the Fonseka’s detention.

    The arrest will of the former army chief will likely serve as a warning to others who might seek to challenge the ruling party’s grip on power.

    Already, media rights groups rank Sri Lanka among the most dangerous places in the world for dissenting journalists.

  213. Government supporters hurled stones at opposition activists protesting the arrest of their defeated presidential candidate in Sri Lanka’s capital Wednesday, in scattered street battles that prompted volleys of tear gas from police.

    The clashes began outside the country’s Supreme Court, where opposition supporters had gathered to protest the arrest of former army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was taken into custody by military police Monday on sedition charges.

    The opposition says the detention is illegal and an attempt to harass them ahead of new parliamentary elections scheduled for April 8.

    Government supporters — who decided to hold a counter rally at the Supreme Court — threw rocks and chased away the opposition demonstrators. Police were deployed in the area but did not intervene until opposition members started fighting back. They then shot tear gas into the crowd of opposition supporters.

    “We were walking peacefully when we were attacked by government goons,” said Marina Abdeen, an opposition supporter.

  214. Sri Lanka’s opposition fears for Fonseka’s life

    Sri Lanka’s opposition parties demanded Wednesday the immediate release of former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, warning that he faced “assassination” in custody.

    In a joint statement, the parties which had backed Fonseka’s failed challenge to President Mahinda Rajapakse in January elections, said they feared for the retired four-star general’s life following his arrest.

    “We have good reason to believe that the extra-judicial arrest of General Fonseka may be followed up with assassination while in custody

  215. Jim Pappa Says:February 9th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If you still can’t fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum
    When did U came out of Mullariyawa mental Hospital.????

  216. Jim Pappa Says:February 9th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If you still can’t fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum
    When did U came out of Mullariyawa mental Hospital.????

  217. Jim Pappa Says:February 9th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    If you still can’t fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum
    When did U came out of Mullariyawa mental Hospital.????

  218. Government to block internet in Sri Lanka

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is in the process of formulating regulations to be imposed on news websites.

    Chinese military intelligence specialists have reportedly been approached to formulate these firewalls.

    Sources from TRC said several Chinese specialists are to visit the country during the next few weeks for this purpose.

  219. Jim Pappa Says:February 9th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31166

    If you still can’t fathom – get an IQ test – below 50 – go to mental asylum
    When did U came out of Mullariyawa mental Hospital.????

  220. Government to block internet in Sri Lanka

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is in the process of formulating regulations to be imposed on news websites.

    Chinese military intelligence specialists have reportedly been approached to formulate these firewalls.

    Sources from TRC said several Chinese specialists are to visit the country during the next few weeks for this purpose.

  221. In Hell !

    Re. your comment on February 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    Do you think the court ruling of separating the merged north and east was what the government wanted ???
    Do you think the ruling of removing barricades was what the government wanted ??
    Do you want me to give a list of rulings that the court gave against the government ???

    This again proves that you are lying big time and you have no clue of what's happening in Sri Lanka.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help.

    LOL – Is that why supported him for the general election too ???? Again trying to lie through your nose (or the rear end?)

    BTW, I still recommend for u to go to Mulleriyawa !!

  222. In Hell !

    Re. your comment on February 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    legislation would do the rest? No it only protect the state, history prove that.

    Do you think the court ruling of separating the merged north and east was what the government wanted ???
    Do you think the ruling of removing barricades was what the government wanted ??
    Do you want me to give a list of rulings that the court gave against the government ???

    This again proves that you are lying big time and you have no clue of what’s happening in Sri Lanka.

    But then again, answer me on this, when did U start loving him ????
    Never, but only Humanity, when a person crying for help.

    LOL – Is that why supported him for the general election too ???? Again trying to lie through your nose (or the rear end?)

    BTW, I still recommend for u to go to Mulleriyawa !!

  223. SLA occupation of churches

    Jaffna Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam is reported to be in great shock on witnessing Vettilaikkea’ni Kappal Eanthiya Maathaa Koayil, a historically famous St. Mary’s Church in Vadmaraadchi East, being converted into a big military base of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), on his recent visit to Vanni and Vadamaraadchi

    he Bishop was greatly pained on seeing many churches completely destroyed by SLA during the war in Vanni

    The sight of Vettilaikkea’ni Maathaa Koayil and its surroundings being turned into a big military base enclosed by fences and sentry posts besides the wanton destruction of the church had greatly shocked him

    In Vadamaraadchi East many Catholic churches have been destroyed by SLA which has brought the area under its full control.

    The famous church where thousands of Catholic devotees used to attend mass in the past is located in Vadamaraadchi East which had been out of the war zone and the conversion of it into a military base shows SLA’s disregard to the religious sentiments of Catholics

  224. SLA occupation of churches

    Jaffna Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam is reported to be in great shock on witnessing Vettilaikkea’ni Kappal Eanthiya Maathaa Koayil, a historically famous St. Mary’s Church in Vadmaraadchi East, being converted into a big military base of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), on his recent visit to Vanni and Vadamaraadchi

    he Bishop was greatly pained on seeing many churches completely destroyed by SLA during the war in Vanni

    The sight of Vettilaikkea’ni Maathaa Koayil and its surroundings being turned into a big military base enclosed by fences and sentry posts besides the wanton destruction of the church had greatly shocked him

    In Vadamaraadchi East many Catholic churches have been destroyed by SLA which has brought the area under its full control.

    The famous church where thousands of Catholic devotees used to attend mass in the past is located in Vadamaraadchi East which had been out of the war zone and the conversion of it into a military base shows SLA’s disregard to the religious sentiments of Catholics

  225. Gordon Weiss says between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians died during the 2009 final battles in Sri Lanka North-East.

    Sri Lankan Government had deliberately underestimated the number of trapped civilians “as a ploy to allow the Army to Kill the Tamils.”

    Gordon Weiss, the Resident United Nations representative in Colombo who was summoned by the Government of Sri Lanka and later made to leave the country last year for commenting about a civilian “bloodbath” has given several interviews to Australian media recently.

    Gordon Weiss says that after the war ended, a senior civil servant openly admitted that the authorities had deliberately underestimated the number of trapped civilians “as a ploy to allow the government to get on with its business.

  226. Gordon Weiss

    Thank you.

    I really appreciate, your honesty.

    I ponder why UN and (even) USA ambassador.

    Why do they delay telling truth

    Tamil are aware that civilian trapped in the conflict Zone was about 300,000.

    Death could be much higher than 40,000.

    Many Tamils who were buried alive estimated, to be several thousand ( may be even 10,000).

  227. There is no reason for Tamils to shed any tears for the man responsible for the murder of thousands of fellow Tamils.

    Tamils need to think strategically.

    Maybe it is a good thing that Fonseka, a former member of the Sinhala nationalist Rajapaksa regime is out of the picture.

    This will free the Tamil leadership on the ground, the TNA to forge real alliances with Sinhala liberals, true leftists and Muslims.

    If the enemies of the Tamils are fighting with each other, Tamils should step back and let it happen.

    Whoever is the winner will be in a weakened position.

  228. Krishna and Bala !!
    Gordon Weiss says between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians died during the 2009 final battles in Sri Lanka North-East.

    Has your Wesi also confirmed that these deaths were due to LTTE shooting at the civilians who wanted to escape to the government controlled areas ?????

    Dungeon – FAT HOPES !! DREAM ON !!

  229. Jim Pappa

    What is happening to one of your Generals, is an eye opener for many in the West.

    If your government is treating a Sinhala War hero like this, I can imagine the state of the Tamils.

    Just to let you know that I have great respect for the Sinhala people and I am not showing any special favour to the Tamils.

    Some have mentioned here that North East of the country was part of the Sinhala Kingdom.

    This is a complete lie.

    There was no Sinhala in Sri Lanka before 300BC but there were Tamils in Sri Lanka even before that.

    Sinhala language has 4000 borrowed words from Tamil.

    Sinhala people are neither inferior nor superior to the Tamils. Just because you are the majority, it doesn’t prove that the country belongs to them.

    Some Sinhalese claim that you are the descendants of Arians so how can you be the inhabitants of this south county.

    No matter who came first, all the people in Sri Lanka should be treated equal.

    As for war crimes ?

    I have seen enough photos, videos and even satellite images of the atrocities that are still being committed by the Sri Lanka Army.

    Many Sinahlese believe everything written on Mahavamsa which is a book with full of myths and fantasies.

    This book claims that you all descended from a lion and this cannot be true.

  230. Gordon Weiss says between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians died during the 2009 final battles in Sri Lanka North-East.

    Sri Lankan Government had deliberately underestimated the number of trapped civilians “as a ploy to allow the Army to Kill the Tamils.”

    Gordon Weiss, the Resident United Nations representative in Colombo who was summoned by the Government of Sri Lanka and later made to leave the country last year for commenting about a civilian “bloodbath” has given several interviews to Australian media recently.

    Gordon Weiss says that after the war ended, a senior civil servant openly admitted that the authorities had deliberately underestimated the number of trapped civilians “as a ploy to allow the government to get on with its business.

  231. Gordon Weiss

    Thank you.

    I really appreciate, your honesty.

    I ponder why UN and (even) USA ambassador.

    Why do they delay telling truth

    Tamil are aware that civilian trapped in the conflict Zone was about 300,000.

    Death could be much higher than 40,000.

    Many Tamils who were buried alive estimated, to be several thousand ( may be even 10,000).

  232. There is no reason for Tamils to shed any tears for the man responsible for the murder of thousands of fellow Tamils.

    Tamils need to think strategically.

    Maybe it is a good thing that Fonseka, a former member of the Sinhala nationalist Rajapaksa regime is out of the picture.

    This will free the Tamil leadership on the ground, the TNA to forge real alliances with Sinhala liberals, true leftists and Muslims.

    If the enemies of the Tamils are fighting with each other, Tamils should step back and let it happen.

    Whoever is the winner will be in a weakened position.

  233. Krishna and Bala !!
    Gordon Weiss says between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians died during the 2009 final battles in Sri Lanka North-East.

    Has your Wesi also confirmed that these deaths were due to LTTE shooting at the civilians who wanted to escape to the government controlled areas ?????

    Dungeon – FAT HOPES !! DREAM ON !!

  234. Jim Pappa

    What is happening to one of your Generals, is an eye opener for many in the West.

    If your government is treating a Sinhala War hero like this, I can imagine the state of the Tamils.

    Just to let you know that I have great respect for the Sinhala people and I am not showing any special favour to the Tamils.

    Some have mentioned here that North East of the country was part of the Sinhala Kingdom.

    This is a complete lie.

    There was no Sinhala in Sri Lanka before 300BC but there were Tamils in Sri Lanka even before that.

    Sinhala language has 4000 borrowed words from Tamil.

    Sinhala people are neither inferior nor superior to the Tamils. Just because you are the majority, it doesn’t prove that the country belongs to them.

    Some Sinhalese claim that you are the descendants of Arians so how can you be the inhabitants of this south county.

    No matter who came first, all the people in Sri Lanka should be treated equal.

    As for war crimes ?

    I have seen enough photos, videos and even satellite images of the atrocities that are still being committed by the Sri Lanka Army.

    Many Sinahlese believe everything written on Mahavamsa which is a book with full of myths and fantasies.

    This book claims that you all descended from a lion and this cannot be true.

  235. Up to 40,000 Tamils killed in Sri Lanka war UN official claimed.

    The UN protested strongly about the number of Tamil civilians caught up in the fighting.

    Now, Gordon Weiss, who until the end of last year was the UN’s spokesman in Colombo, said

    “A lot of civilians died inside the siege zone. I have heard anything between ten and forty thousand people and that’s from reliable sources who had a presence inside the zone.

    [The Sri Lankan authorities] repeated a number of things that were either intentionally misleading or were lies.

    One senior government civil servant remarked at the end of the war that the government insistence that the figures were very low was a ploy.

    It was a ploy to allow the government to get on with its business.”

    Precisely how many civilians were injured or wounded as Sri Lankan forces defeated the remnant of the LTTE fighters making a final stand in the north east of Sri Lanka, may never be known.

    In the interview, the former spokesman also suggested there was a need to investigate allegations of possible war crimes.

    While there have been widespread calls for such an inquiry, including from some senior figures within the UN, the Sri Lankan authorities have refused such an undertaking.

    “I will not allow any investigation by the United Nations or any other country.

    There is nothing wrong happening in this country?Take it from me, we will not allow any investigation,” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the country’s defence secretary and brother of the president, recently told an interviewer.

    Indeed, the purported readiness of former army chief Sarath Fonseka to cooperate with such an inquiry has been cited by the government as one of the reasons he was arrested and placed in detention and will likely be placed before a court-martial.

  236. As long as Human right vilation continue and no political solution for long standing problem in sri lanka, Tamil has no choice, will continue to flee the country. but sri lanka encourage this to make sinhalla only country.

    Why the Tamils want to flee http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2010

    Navi Pillai, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has told a gathering in Dublin,their organisation still looking for independent inquiry into the war crime charges carried out by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  237. Velu , up to 40,000 Tamils killed in Sri Lanka war?

    I doubt, the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse and his brothers will ever be brought to justice, because have the support of China, Russia, India and many other autocratic countries to avenge any dissenters without fearing for any consequence.

    Even the UN turns a blind eye because its Chief of Staff in charge of Si Lankan affairs is favourable as his brother is an adviser to the government.

    All that the democratic countries can do and have been doing is to make statements of 'concern' to the unabated human rights abuses and war crimes against the minorities especially Tamils and independent journalists.

  238. As long as Human right vilation continue and no political solution for long standing problem in sri lanka, Tamil has no choice, will continue to flee the country. but sri lanka encourage this to make sinhalla only country.

    Why the Tamils want to flee http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2010

    Navi Pillai, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has told a gathering in Dublin,their organisation still looking for independent inquiry into the war crime charges carried out by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  239. As long as Human right vilation continue and no political solution for long standing problem in sri lanka, Tamil has no choice, will continue to flee the country. but sri lanka encourage this to make sinhalla only country.

    Why the Tamils want to flee http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2010

    Navi Pillai, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has told a gathering in Dublin,their organisation still looking for independent inquiry into the war crime charges carried out by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  240. Pillai – U idiotic Baboon !!!!!

    What is happening to one of your Generals, is an eye opener for many in the West. not only to the west, it is an eye opener to the whole world which includes the west, east, north and south. You try to topple a government in an unlawful manner, you will be punished immaterial of your race or religion or colour of skin.

    If your government is treating a Sinhala War hero like this, I can imagine the state of the Tamils.

    U idiotic Moron – this is exactly what we have been trying to get in to your stupid pee brains / shit heads. When someone does wrong, it wouldn't matter if it's a Singhales or a Tamil or a Muslim or an idiot like you – they will be punished, just like the LTTE was – there was no specific ill treatment just because someone was Tamil.

    There was no Sinhala in Sri Lanka before 300BC but there were Tamils in Sri Lanka even before that.

    Prove it – no where in the history it is said so – no body in this world seems to know it. I would not say no to this idea if it could be proven. the little bit of history I know is that the word "Tamil" came in to being recently – we have heard of South Indian kingdoms of Chola, Pandya, Kerala etc – not a tamil Kingdom – we only here of such name in Jaffna in 1500 a.d.

    As per world civilization spread studies, People living in SL migrated mainly from India – obviously some from south India – also South indians attacked this country on a regular basis and settled – that is all in the past. If that's the case, if we all go further back, it all started in Africa – hence, the Africans should make claims to the whole world or we should make claims to Africa – R U looking at it in that manner ????? Idiot !! What about the native Americans and the Inca's and Mayans ???? They at least have a written history to prove things. U want the white fellows in USA to leave the country and go back to Europe ???? Then what about the original land you migrated to SL from – India ??? What plans there ???? If that's so, why does India has a larger tamil population than SL ????? U mean Tamils originated in SL and migrated to India ??? Do U want homeland in Tamilnadu too ?????

    Answer me your Baboon !!!

    Sinhala language has 4000 borrowed words from Tamil.

    How many words do u think are there in the Singhlala language ?? 4,500 ???
    For your knowledge, most derived from Sanskrit – the first such known written language is 300 BC. in Anuradhapura – Those letters carved on rocks do not resemble Tamil language at all ???? What bullshit r u talking then ?? If it was Tamils all before, these letters should look Tamil and should sound Tamil at least to a certain extent – nothing ??? Singhala language also has plenty of words borrowed from other languages as Malayalam, Thelegu, ancient chines and since recent, some Dutch like Kussiya, whcih you guys use as well – so does that mean you haven't borrowed any ???? I can only call you Kachal Brain !!

    Sinhala people are neither inferior nor superior to the Tamils. Just because you are the majority, it doesn’t prove that the country belongs to them.

    Of course, we are all human. No body is superior or inferior to any. This country belongs to all who are legal citizens of this country – not an individual or a group – so what ?????

    Some Sinhalese claim that you are the descendants of Arians so how can you be the inhabitants of this south county.

    That's where the South indians attacked and chased these people who were in the north to the south on a regular basis – why do U think the kingdoms migrated from Panduwas nuwara to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, kurunegala and ended in the safety of the hills in Kandy and the western part of Kotte ?? Because all the kingdoms were attacked on a regular basis by the power hungry south indians. At the same time, we have got together with some of the south indian kingdoms to fight other in the past – like we getting together with the Pandyans to fight the Cholas in 800 a.d (if I am right). When ever the northern kingdoms were attacked, the kings escaped to the south and waited to arm again to fight back – like Gamunu's father Thissa – He was in Thissa area in south before Gamunu defeated elara.

    Question answered ???

    No matter who came first, all the people in Sri Lanka should be treated equal.

    It is happening – where on earth r u ??

    I have seen enough photos, videos and even satellite images of the atrocities that are still being committed by the Sri Lanka Army. Please post them and elucidate us on them will u… Why wait ??

    Many Sinahlese believe everything written on Mahavamsa which is a book with full of myths and fantasies.
    Oy matta – Mahavansa is a book that is still being written – it is not a fabrication that happened overnight – not even like the Bible for that matter- it is something that is continuously being written by scholars of different eras on what happens during that era – you cannot fabricate such stuff – it is written in that moment of time… There are stuff written there that we are not proud of either – but that is our history – not even a handful of countries have such – Do U ???

    This book claims that you all descended from a lion and this cannot be true. Again U stupid bloody moron – it is a clan – You claimed that Yaksha is your clan (which is not true at all as their language is very much singhala) – do U think that it is the Devil him self ?? Idiot – it is a Lions Clan – Go to Africa and you still would find plenty of indigenous people who would be from a Lions clan that was in Africa – well this was the lions clan in India u moron !

    The story you are trying to make believe as fabricated by a few lunatics with terrorist agendas not so long ago – stated in 1930's and tried to be taken serious of in late 1970's – State stories that are not believed by any…

    However – I still feel that Jim will forgive you though your entry has no relevance to the topic discussed..

    Find something productive to do than spread lies you Buruwa !!

  241. Up to 40,000 Tamils killed in Sri Lanka war UN official claimed.

    The UN protested strongly about the number of Tamil civilians caught up in the fighting.

    Now, Gordon Weiss, who until the end of last year was the UN’s spokesman in Colombo, said

    “A lot of civilians died inside the siege zone. I have heard anything between ten and forty thousand people and that’s from reliable sources who had a presence inside the zone.

    [The Sri Lankan authorities] repeated a number of things that were either intentionally misleading or were lies.

    One senior government civil servant remarked at the end of the war that the government insistence that the figures were very low was a ploy.

    It was a ploy to allow the government to get on with its business.”

    Precisely how many civilians were injured or wounded as Sri Lankan forces defeated the remnant of the LTTE fighters making a final stand in the north east of Sri Lanka, may never be known.

    In the interview, the former spokesman also suggested there was a need to investigate allegations of possible war crimes.

    While there have been widespread calls for such an inquiry, including from some senior figures within the UN, the Sri Lankan authorities have refused such an undertaking.

    “I will not allow any investigation by the United Nations or any other country.

    There is nothing wrong happening in this country?Take it from me, we will not allow any investigation,” Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the country’s defence secretary and brother of the president, recently told an interviewer.

    Indeed, the purported readiness of former army chief Sarath Fonseka to cooperate with such an inquiry has been cited by the government as one of the reasons he was arrested and placed in detention and will likely be placed before a court-martial.

  242. Velu , up to 40,000 Tamils killed in Sri Lanka war?

    I doubt, the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse and his brothers will ever be brought to justice, because have the support of China, Russia, India and many other autocratic countries to avenge any dissenters without fearing for any consequence.

    Even the UN turns a blind eye because its Chief of Staff in charge of Si Lankan affairs is favourable as his brother is an adviser to the government.

    All that the democratic countries can do and have been doing is to make statements of ‘concern’ to the unabated human rights abuses and war crimes against the minorities especially Tamils and independent journalists.

  243. As long as Human right vilation continue and no political solution for long standing problem in sri lanka, Tamil has no choice, will continue to flee the country. but sri lanka encourage this to make sinhalla only country.

    Why the Tamils want to flee
    http://www.abc.net.au/correspondents/content/2010/s2812143.htm

    Navi Pillai, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has told a gathering in Dublin,their organisation still looking for independent inquiry into the war crime charges carried out by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  244. Pillai – U idiotic Baboon !!!!!

    What is happening to one of your Generals, is an eye opener for many in the West. not only to the west, it is an eye opener to the whole world which includes the west, east, north and south. You try to topple a government in an unlawful manner, you will be punished immaterial of your race or religion or colour of skin.

    If your government is treating a Sinhala War hero like this, I can imagine the state of the Tamils.

    U idiotic Moron – this is exactly what we have been trying to get in to your stupid pee brains / shit heads. When someone does wrong, it wouldn’t matter if it’s a Singhales or a Tamil or a Muslim or an idiot like you – they will be punished, just like the LTTE was – there was no specific ill treatment just because someone was Tamil.

    There was no Sinhala in Sri Lanka before 300BC but there were Tamils in Sri Lanka even before that.

    Prove it – no where in the history it is said so – no body in this world seems to know it. I would not say no to this idea if it could be proven. the little bit of history I know is that the word “Tamil” came in to being recently – we have heard of South Indian kingdoms of Chola, Pandya, Kerala etc – not a tamil Kingdom – we only here of such name in Jaffna in 1500 a.d.

    As per world civilization spread studies, People living in SL migrated mainly from India – obviously some from south India – also South indians attacked this country on a regular basis and settled – that is all in the past. If that’s the case, if we all go further back, it all started in Africa – hence, the Africans should make claims to the whole world or we should make claims to Africa – R U looking at it in that manner ????? Idiot !! What about the native Americans and the Inca’s and Mayans ???? They at least have a written history to prove things. U want the white fellows in USA to leave the country and go back to Europe ???? Then what about the original land you migrated to SL from – India ??? What plans there ???? If that’s so, why does India has a larger tamil population than SL ????? U mean Tamils originated in SL and migrated to India ??? Do U want homeland in Tamilnadu too ?????

    Answer me your Baboon !!!

    Sinhala language has 4000 borrowed words from Tamil.

    How many words do u think are there in the Singhlala language ?? 4,500 ???
    For your knowledge, most derived from Sanskrit – the first such known written language is 300 BC. in Anuradhapura – Those letters carved on rocks do not resemble Tamil language at all ???? What bullshit r u talking then ?? If it was Tamils all before, these letters should look Tamil and should sound Tamil at least to a certain extent – nothing ??? Singhala language also has plenty of words borrowed from other languages as Malayalam, Thelegu, ancient chines and since recent, some Dutch like Kussiya, whcih you guys use as well – so does that mean you haven’t borrowed any ???? I can only call you Kachal Brain !!

    Sinhala people are neither inferior nor superior to the Tamils. Just because you are the majority, it doesn’t prove that the country belongs to them.

    Of course, we are all human. No body is superior or inferior to any. This country belongs to all who are legal citizens of this country – not an individual or a group – so what ?????

    Some Sinhalese claim that you are the descendants of Arians so how can you be the inhabitants of this south county.

    That’s where the South indians attacked and chased these people who were in the north to the south on a regular basis – why do U think the kingdoms migrated from Panduwas nuwara to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, kurunegala and ended in the safety of the hills in Kandy and the western part of Kotte ?? Because all the kingdoms were attacked on a regular basis by the power hungry south indians. At the same time, we have got together with some of the south indian kingdoms to fight other in the past – like we getting together with the Pandyans to fight the Cholas in 800 a.d (if I am right). When ever the northern kingdoms were attacked, the kings escaped to the south and waited to arm again to fight back – like Gamunu’s father Thissa – He was in Thissa area in south before Gamunu defeated elara.

    Question answered ???

    No matter who came first, all the people in Sri Lanka should be treated equal.

    It is happening – where on earth r u ??

    I have seen enough photos, videos and even satellite images of the atrocities that are still being committed by the Sri Lanka Army. Please post them and elucidate us on them will u… Why wait ??

    Many Sinahlese believe everything written on Mahavamsa which is a book with full of myths and fantasies.
    Oy matta – Mahavansa is a book that is still being written – it is not a fabrication that happened overnight – not even like the Bible for that matter- it is something that is continuously being written by scholars of different eras on what happens during that era – you cannot fabricate such stuff – it is written in that moment of time… There are stuff written there that we are not proud of either – but that is our history – not even a handful of countries have such – Do U ???

    This book claims that you all descended from a lion and this cannot be true. Again U stupid bloody moron – it is a clan – You claimed that Yaksha is your clan (which is not true at all as their language is very much singhala) – do U think that it is the Devil him self ?? Idiot – it is a Lions Clan – Go to Africa and you still would find plenty of indigenous people who would be from a Lions clan that was in Africa – well this was the lions clan in India u moron !

    The story you are trying to make believe as fabricated by a few lunatics with terrorist agendas not so long ago – stated in 1930′s and tried to be taken serious of in late 1970′s – State stories that are not believed by any…

    However – I still feel that Jim will forgive you though your entry has no relevance to the topic discussed..

    Find something productive to do than spread lies you Buruwa !!

  245. Sinhala Only for Tamil Schools is beginning of the end to the Tamil language, the Tamil Identity and the Tamil Minority

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    “Ninety percent of schools in the eastern province are Tamil.

    Ninety percent of the student and teacher population are also Tamil.

    But it is sad to state the Eastern Provincial Education Ministry is headed by a Sinhalese Minister while a Sinhalese Secretary acts on the orders of the chauvinist elements in central government.

    These are engaged in ‘Sinhalazing’ the ministry from top to bottom,” the Eastern Province Branch of the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Officers’ Union (SLEAOU) said in a statement.

  246. 40 000 Tamils massacred ?

    I think, all the political leaders in power today are aware of their guilty conscience after they have witnessed the cruel genocide of innocent and unarmed Tamil civilians by the Srilankan government forces in 2009.

    Their empty words emboldened the aggressors Srilankan government and the Union of India.

    Their inaction in the implementation of contingency policy in restraining the war monger Srilanka headed by Mr Mahinda Rajapakse is an anathema to the principles of democracy. Democracy digs her graveyard deeper and deeper, unable to see her nakedness.

    The leader of the most powerful nation in the world President Obama has the responsibility in taming the war monger nation Srilanka and persuading the Srilankan regime to find a solution by political process to the grievances of the Tamil minority soon.

    As long as the minority grievances are sidetracked, they create dangerous political hot spots for other war monger countries like India, Pakistan, China, and other undemocratic states to profit from the tragedy of war torn Tamil minority in Srilanka.

    Should the world still be silent over the abject living conditions and loss of life of Tamil minority in Srilanka?

    Where democracy fails, there emerge anti government elements to assert their rightful claim to political integration.

    Violence is not the solution to problems in life.

    Only peaceful solutions stabilize conditions to create trust across the dissenting parties.

  247. Sinhala Only for Tamil Schools is beginning of the end to the Tamil language, the Tamil Identity and the Tamil Minority

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    “Ninety percent of schools in the eastern province are Tamil.

    Ninety percent of the student and teacher population are also Tamil.

    But it is sad to state the Eastern Provincial Education Ministry is headed by a Sinhalese Minister while a Sinhalese Secretary acts on the orders of the chauvinist elements in central government.

    These are engaged in ‘Sinhalazing’ the ministry from top to bottom,” the Eastern Province Branch of the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Officers’ Union (SLEAOU) said in a statement.

  248. 40 000 Tamils massacred ?

    I think, all the political leaders in power today are aware of their guilty conscience after they have witnessed the cruel genocide of innocent and unarmed Tamil civilians by the Srilankan government forces in 2009.

    Their empty words emboldened the aggressors Srilankan government and the Union of India.

    Their inaction in the implementation of contingency policy in restraining the war monger Srilanka headed by Mr Mahinda Rajapakse is an anathema to the principles of democracy. Democracy digs her graveyard deeper and deeper, unable to see her nakedness.

    The leader of the most powerful nation in the world President Obama has the responsibility in taming the war monger nation Srilanka and persuading the Srilankan regime to find a solution by political process to the grievances of the Tamil minority soon.

    As long as the minority grievances are sidetracked, they create dangerous political hot spots for other war monger countries like India, Pakistan, China, and other undemocratic states to profit from the tragedy of war torn Tamil minority in Srilanka.

    Should the world still be silent over the abject living conditions and loss of life of Tamil minority in Srilanka?

    Where democracy fails, there emerge anti government elements to assert their rightful claim to political integration.

    Violence is not the solution to problems in life.

    Only peaceful solutions stabilize conditions to create trust across the dissenting parties.

  249. Disabled soldier, supporter of S. Fonseka abducted, beaten up, dumped on the wayside in Ragama.

    He was rushed to the Ragama hospital with severe injuries, a JVP spokesman said.

    He was reported missing last night after he had left his home in Thuduwegedra, Ragama.

  250. Disabled soldier, supporter of S. Fonseka abducted, beaten up, dumped on the wayside in Ragama.

    He was rushed to the Ragama hospital with severe injuries, a JVP spokesman said.

    He was reported missing last night after he had left his home in Thuduwegedra, Ragama.

  251. Two students were killed and eight others injured following an explosion in Jaffna, which is under SL Army for long time. SLA give bomb ball to children to play?

    How Government made coup Propaganda? crush the opposition parties??? http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/02/14/mahinda%

    Sri lanka always blame others, this time US and Norway???
    The United States has lodged strong protests with Sri Lanka over the arrest of opposition presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka and remarks attributed to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that the US funded the opposition’s campaign.

  252. Everyone !!

    Sinhala Only for Tamil Schools is beginning of the end to the Tamil language, the Tamil Identity and the Tamil Minority

    This statement is absolute BullShit and rubbish – I curse the generations of those who spread these kind of false lies – Shows the levels morons stoop down to, just to get their agenda's fulfilled.

    Silva – 40,000 Tamils if killed as u say were killed by the LTTE while trying to flee to government controlled areas – We have evidence and proof of live coverage ! – go tell your lies to Konde Bandapu Cheena !! – Hoo Hoo !!

  253. Two students were killed and eight others injured following an explosion in Jaffna, which is under SL Army for long time. SLA give bomb ball to children to play?

    How Government made coup Propaganda? crush the opposition parties??? http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/02/14/mahinda%

    Sri lanka always blame others, this time US and Norway???
    The United States has lodged strong protests with Sri Lanka over the arrest of opposition presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka and remarks attributed to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that the US funded the opposition’s campaign.

  254. Two students were killed and eight others injured following an explosion in Jaffna, which is under SL Army for long time. SLA give bomb ball to children to play?

    How Government made coup Propaganda? crush the opposition parties??? http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/02/14/mahinda%

    Sri lanka always blame others, this time US and Norway???
    The United States has lodged strong protests with Sri Lanka over the arrest of opposition presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka and remarks attributed to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that the US funded the opposition’s campaign.

  255. To SinHell and the rest of the Eelamists,

    The two students were probably killed by a long-buried LTTE mine. How many millions of mines were sown by the 'Sole Representatives" of the Tamil people? Millions. They will continue to kill and maim children for the next hundred years. And to all of you who gave financial support to the LTTE, are you pleased to know that your hard earned dollars, pounds and euros will continue to maim and murder Tamil children for the next two generations?

    Is every bad thing that happens in SL the fault of the SL govt? Is everything negative event a 'dastardly plot' against the Tamil people? Your comments and accusations are now really beyond parody. I'm now not sure whether you get your news from tamilnet.com or tamilnet.tv

    I heard that a donkey was injured in Jaffna due to being hit by an Army truck. Was this an Eelamist donkey or a normal donkey? Is this Donkey Genocide being committed by the dastardly Sinhaloids to ethnically cleanse non-Eelamist donkeys from Jaffna?

  256. Everyone !!

    Sinhala Only for Tamil Schools is beginning of the end to the Tamil language, the Tamil Identity and the Tamil Minority

    This statement is absolute BullShit and rubbish – I curse the generations of those who spread these kind of false lies – Shows the levels morons stoop down to, just to get their agenda’s fulfilled.

    Silva – 40,000 Tamils if killed as u say were killed by the LTTE while trying to flee to government controlled areas – We have evidence and proof of live coverage ! – go tell your lies to Konde Bandapu Cheena !! – Hoo Hoo !!

  257. Two students were killed and eight others injured following an explosion in Jaffna, which is under SL Army for long time. SLA give bomb ball to children to play?

    How Government made coup Propaganda? crush the opposition parties???
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/02/14/mahinda%E2%80%99s-coup/

    Sri lanka always blame others, this time US and Norway???
    The United States has lodged strong protests with Sri Lanka over the arrest of opposition presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka and remarks attributed to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that the US funded the opposition’s campaign.

  258. Sinhell, (what a wittily named Eelamist you are! :)

    Yes, bad news about the GSP+ being taken away. The people most affected by it will be the poorest in SL – regardless of whether they're Tamil or Singhalese. Really great move by the EU and LTTE supporters.

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as 'Eelam'?

  259. To SinHell and the rest of the Eelamists,

    The two students were probably killed by a long-buried LTTE mine. How many millions of mines were sown by the ‘Sole Representatives” of the Tamil people? Millions. They will continue to kill and maim children for the next hundred years. And to all of you who gave financial support to the LTTE, are you pleased to know that your hard earned dollars, pounds and euros will continue to maim and murder Tamil children for the next two generations?

    Is every bad thing that happens in SL the fault of the SL govt? Is everything negative event a ‘dastardly plot’ against the Tamil people? Your comments and accusations are now really beyond parody. I’m now not sure whether you get your news from tamilnet.com or tamilnet.tv

    I heard that a donkey was injured in Jaffna due to being hit by an Army truck. Was this an Eelamist donkey or a normal donkey? Is this Donkey Genocide being committed by the dastardly Sinhaloids to ethnically cleanse non-Eelamist donkeys from Jaffna?

  260. Sinhell, (what a wittily named Eelamist you are! :)

    Yes, bad news about the GSP+ being taken away. The people most affected by it will be the poorest in SL – regardless of whether they’re Tamil or Singhalese. Really great move by the EU and LTTE supporters.

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

  261. Sri Lankan Government does not reveal true number of Vanni IDPs yet to be resettled.

    Though the government of Sri Lanka reports that only less than 108 000 Vanni Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) detained in the camps remain to be resettled, more than a hundred thousand of them have not been resettled in their own places but have sought refuge with their relatives and friends while some of them live in temporary sheds put up on government lands.

  262. Many IDPs starve with their families as Sri Lankan government authorities and other welfare organizations do not take care of them

  263. The disabled soldier who disappeared while serving in General Sarath Fonseka’s office at Rajakeeya Mawatha in Colombo on the 11th has been found near Colombo Town Hall today (13th).

    He was found dumped on the road after being brutally beaten up.

    The war hero, critically injured in the attack on him, has been admitted to ward No.7 at Ragama Teaching Hospital.

    The disabled war hero, J. Asoka Kumara of Kusume Gedera, Ragama left his home on the 11th saying he was going to Gen. Fonseka’s office to serve the General. He was abducted by an unidentified group.

    He had been forced to sign a letter.

    In the letter there had been some details and he had been forced to sign stating the details given in the letter were true.

    One of the points were:

    1. Gen. Sarath Fonseka gave him a firearm,

    The gang that abducted him had told him he would not be harmed if he put his signature stating the details given in the letter were correct.

    When he refused to sign the letter he had been shown money and had asked him to sign the letter.

    When he had refused to sign the letter again the savages had brutally assaulted him demanding him to sign the letter.

    However, the war hero had refused to put his signature and when they failed to get his signature they had dumped him on the road near Town Hall.

  264. Currently around 100,000 Tamil civilians are still being detained behind barbed wire in concentration camps in Sri Lanka 8 months on.

    Why

    Ethnic cleansing of Tamil areas is also continuing unabated.

    I believe that this is inhumane and unjustified and should cease.

  265. An audio recording of an exchange between Swiss journalist Karin Wenger and a well-known, senior journalist now part of the Presidential Media Unit (PMU).

    Karin’s visa and media accreditation to cover the Sri Lankan presidential election was revoked after she asked several questions from government representatives at an official press briefing.

    As reported by Deutsche Welle,

    “I asked two questions,” Wenger says.

    “Why were there so many troops in front of opposition candidate Fonseka’s hotel?

    And the second referred to rumours we kept hearing: Was it true that the president’s brother Basil Rajapaksa was inside the election commission’s office?”

    An official stopped her after the press conference and started shouting at her:

    “I won’t be subdued by a white skin! Keep this in mind!”

    As reported in Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Karin Wenger’s deportation order was rescinded by the government on 31 January, which perhaps as a face saving measure said the order was based on ‘false information’.

    I do not know what this ‘false information’ was, or why it was of so serious a nature as to suddenly revoke Karin’s visa just after her line of questioning.

  266. Sadly however, the above inane verbal abuse of the journalist Karin Wenger by supine apparatchiks of the Sri Lankan President signifies a churlish regime, unable and unwilling to grasp the importance of civil and progressive media relations, communications skills and soft diplomacy after the end of war.

  267. Pillai Says:
    February 16th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Many IDPs starve with their families as Sri Lankan government authorities and other welfare organizations do not take care of them

    Hey Pillai – Why not send some money to elevate their standards ? You did give the monies to the LTTE to buy grenades that killed them noh ??

    Why blame the poor government who is doing the max they can ??

  268. Sri Lankan Government does not reveal true number of Vanni IDPs yet to be resettled.

    Though the government of Sri Lanka reports that only less than 108 000 Vanni Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) detained in the camps remain to be resettled, more than a hundred thousand of them have not been resettled in their own places but have sought refuge with their relatives and friends while some of them live in temporary sheds put up on government lands.

  269. Many IDPs starve with their families as Sri Lankan government authorities and other welfare organizations do not take care of them

  270. The disabled soldier who disappeared while serving in General Sarath Fonseka’s office at Rajakeeya Mawatha in Colombo on the 11th has been found near Colombo Town Hall today (13th).

    He was found dumped on the road after being brutally beaten up.

    The war hero, critically injured in the attack on him, has been admitted to ward No.7 at Ragama Teaching Hospital.

    The disabled war hero, J. Asoka Kumara of Kusume Gedera, Ragama left his home on the 11th saying he was going to Gen. Fonseka’s office to serve the General. He was abducted by an unidentified group.

    He had been forced to sign a letter.

    In the letter there had been some details and he had been forced to sign stating the details given in the letter were true.

    One of the points were:

    1. Gen. Sarath Fonseka gave him a firearm,

    The gang that abducted him had told him he would not be harmed if he put his signature stating the details given in the letter were correct.

    When he refused to sign the letter he had been shown money and had asked him to sign the letter.

    When he had refused to sign the letter again the savages had brutally assaulted him demanding him to sign the letter.

    However, the war hero had refused to put his signature and when they failed to get his signature they had dumped him on the road near Town Hall.

  271. Currently around 100,000 Tamil civilians are still being detained behind barbed wire in concentration camps in Sri Lanka 8 months on.

    Why

    Ethnic cleansing of Tamil areas is also continuing unabated.

    I believe that this is inhumane and unjustified and should cease.

  272. An audio recording of an exchange between Swiss journalist Karin Wenger and a well-known, senior journalist now part of the Presidential Media Unit (PMU).

    Karin’s visa and media accreditation to cover the Sri Lankan presidential election was revoked after she asked several questions from government representatives at an official press briefing.

    As reported by Deutsche Welle,

    “I asked two questions,” Wenger says.

    “Why were there so many troops in front of opposition candidate Fonseka’s hotel?

    And the second referred to rumours we kept hearing: Was it true that the president’s brother Basil Rajapaksa was inside the election commission’s office?”

    An official stopped her after the press conference and started shouting at her:

    “I won’t be subdued by a white skin! Keep this in mind!”

    As reported in Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Karin Wenger’s deportation order was rescinded by the government on 31 January, which perhaps as a face saving measure said the order was based on ‘false information’.

    I do not know what this ‘false information’ was, or why it was of so serious a nature as to suddenly revoke Karin’s visa just after her line of questioning.

  273. Sadly however, the above inane verbal abuse of the journalist Karin Wenger by supine apparatchiks of the Sri Lankan President signifies a churlish regime, unable and unwilling to grasp the importance of civil and progressive media relations, communications skills and soft diplomacy after the end of war.

  274. Pillai Says:
    February 16th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Many IDPs starve with their families as Sri Lankan government authorities and other welfare organizations do not take care of them

    Hey Pillai – Why not send some money to elevate their standards ? You did give the monies to the LTTE to buy grenades that killed them noh ??

    Why blame the poor government who is doing the max they can ??

  275. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    only the pappa genocide??

    Tamils were chased away from their home, sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land. This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  276. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    only the pappa genocide??

    Tamils were chased away from their home, sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land. This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  277. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    only the pappa genocide??

    Tamils were chased away from their home, sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land. This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  278. Reductio ad Absurdum Says: February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Tamil genocide = A Big Lie. There is no genocide of Tamils in SL. If there was, why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    only the pappa genocide??

    Tamils were chased away from their home, sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land. This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=31203

  279. In Hell !!

    Re. your post Sin Hell a Says:
    February 17th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    First of all you have failed to answer the question why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    Tamils were chased away from their home,
    Is this happening in Wellawatte too ??? How come my good friend who is a Tamil live a luxurious life in his Colombo – 07 house down Barnes Place ?? He is not crying Genocide ??

    I think we have mentioned this many times before – to go find a dictionary and look up the meaning of word Genocide. If you don't understand, go for an English language learning class.

    sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land.

    Did these people you call Sin Hell Buddha complain when Tamils started settling in Wellawatte ?? What is your problem ?? trying to create division after forceful invasion ??

    This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants

    it is you and your mentally challenged LTTE who did this to the Singhales and the Muslims who lived in the northern areas of Millenniums when they were killed and chased out from those areas. IN addition, the LTTE also chased and killed the Tamils who opposed them. So who actually was on a mission of Genocide ?? The government or the LTTE ???

    Let's start by you answering the above questions I posted for you – Or shut the hell up…. Argue with facts ! Don't run away from questions like pussies. At least now show that you have a backbone and you actually are not some impotent bastard. Answer us !!!

  280. In Hell !!

    Re. your post Sin Hell a Says:
    February 17th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    First of all you have failed to answer the question why do more Tamils live outside the area previously known as ‘Eelam’?

    Tamils were chased away from their home,
    Is this happening in Wellawatte too ??? How come my good friend who is a Tamil live a luxurious life in his Colombo – 07 house down Barnes Place ?? He is not crying Genocide ??

    I think we have mentioned this many times before – to go find a dictionary and look up the meaning of word Genocide. If you don’t understand, go for an English language learning class.

    sin hell a settlements are taking place all over the Tamil Home Land. recent one is in mannar, Tamils are kept in the camps, sin hell a budda occupying tamils land.

    Did these people you call Sin Hell Buddha complain when Tamils started settling in Wellawatte ?? What is your problem ?? trying to create division after forceful invasion ??

    This is not new, over 6 decades now. Genocidal Sinhala State and powers of greed have chosen the cruel way to achieve ambitions by crushing the Tamil nation – killing, maiming, chasing, incarcerating and weakening the historical inhabitants

    it is you and your mentally challenged LTTE who did this to the Singhales and the Muslims who lived in the northern areas of Millenniums when they were killed and chased out from those areas. IN addition, the LTTE also chased and killed the Tamils who opposed them. So who actually was on a mission of Genocide ?? The government or the LTTE ???

    Let’s start by you answering the above questions I posted for you – Or shut the hell up…. Argue with facts ! Don’t run away from questions like pussies. At least now show that you have a backbone and you actually are not some impotent bastard. Answer us !!!

  281. NGOs in Jaffna ask government to increase food ration to resettled IDPs

    The Federation of Non-Government Organizations (FNGO) in Jaffna has again appealed to the government to increase the amount of dry food rations given monthly to the resettled Vanni IDPs in Jaffna.

    The amount of monthly dry food ration given to a family now is hardly sufficient for them for a week.

    his is due to the fact the amount of dry food rations issued monthly is based on allocations decided on in 1990 when there was internal displacement due to war and in the following 20 years the prices of food items had escalated, it pointed out.

    A family of five or more are issued with less than 6kg rice, 4kg flour, sugar, dhal and cooking oil monthly, worth 1260 rupees, which is the maximum amount that the family could get.

    This amount is not enough to meet the needs of the family even for a week.

    The Vanni IDPs resettled in Jaffna peninsula had lost everything including their means of living during the recent war and these are the ones that are hit hard by the present system of dry food ration supply

    Though the federation has been repeatedly appealing to increase the dry food ration ministers and government officials give lame excuses without addressing the issue.

  282. Hey Mula !!

    re. your previous post..

    Want to support by sending some money that you used to send to the LTTE to buy Bombs and guns ?? At the moment we pay on our taxes, What do u do to help your people ??? We do our part…

    Anyways, the government just announced that it would make provisioning to increase the rations… Good news Noh ??

  283. Paramilitary men who extort money are operating with the blessing of SLA.

    Paramilitary men alleged to be collaborating with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Unit in Jaffna lobbed two hand grenades on the house of a person in Araali East in Valikaamam Tuesday night in an attempt to threaten him to pay two million rupees demanded by them.

    One of the grenades had exploded and following the attack the person had been threatened on phone that his life will be in danger next time if he does not pay the demanded sum of money.

    The hand grenades were lobbed by men on motorcycles in front of the house and the unexploded grenade was found next morning.

    Extortion by men alleged to be collaborating with SLA Intelligence Unit from traders, lawyers, intellectuals and other wealthy persons in Jaffna peninsula continues but they do not report it to the police for fear of consequences

  284. NGOs in Jaffna ask government to increase food ration to resettled IDPs

    The Federation of Non-Government Organizations (FNGO) in Jaffna has again appealed to the government to increase the amount of dry food rations given monthly to the resettled Vanni IDPs in Jaffna.

    The amount of monthly dry food ration given to a family now is hardly sufficient for them for a week.

    his is due to the fact the amount of dry food rations issued monthly is based on allocations decided on in 1990 when there was internal displacement due to war and in the following 20 years the prices of food items had escalated, it pointed out.

    A family of five or more are issued with less than 6kg rice, 4kg flour, sugar, dhal and cooking oil monthly, worth 1260 rupees, which is the maximum amount that the family could get.

    This amount is not enough to meet the needs of the family even for a week.

    The Vanni IDPs resettled in Jaffna peninsula had lost everything including their means of living during the recent war and these are the ones that are hit hard by the present system of dry food ration supply

    Though the federation has been repeatedly appealing to increase the dry food ration ministers and government officials give lame excuses without addressing the issue.

  285. Nikan Pillai !

    Are U sure that it is not the remaining tails of the LTTE who are asking for Ransom ??? They are famous for it ! We remember them asking for money at gun point !!

  286. I think we need Hindu professional networks.
    •Refusal of the Sinhalese Buddhist to accept that the Tamils have lived and intermittently ruled in Sri Lanka for the past 2,200 years.
    •This led to a policy of discrimination against the Ceylon Tamils in land alienation, employment in the state sector, university admissions and language policy.
    •Let us mobilize our people on Hindu religious grounds to invest in development, re-integrate the refugees, educate the poor and increase employment opportunity for the rural hinterland.
    •Let Hinduism be leveraged to develop our areas. Let us emphasize the rights of the under-privileged and marginalized.
    •Let us strengthen the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka.

  287. Hey Mula !!

    re. your previous post..

    Want to support by sending some money that you used to send to the LTTE to buy Bombs and guns ?? At the moment we pay on our taxes, What do u do to help your people ??? We do our part…

    Anyways, the government just announced that it would make provisioning to increase the rations… Good news Noh ??

  288. Paramilitary men who extort money are operating with the blessing of SLA.

    Paramilitary men alleged to be collaborating with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Unit in Jaffna lobbed two hand grenades on the house of a person in Araali East in Valikaamam Tuesday night in an attempt to threaten him to pay two million rupees demanded by them.

    One of the grenades had exploded and following the attack the person had been threatened on phone that his life will be in danger next time if he does not pay the demanded sum of money.

    The hand grenades were lobbed by men on motorcycles in front of the house and the unexploded grenade was found next morning.

    Extortion by men alleged to be collaborating with SLA Intelligence Unit from traders, lawyers, intellectuals and other wealthy persons in Jaffna peninsula continues but they do not report it to the police for fear of consequences

  289. Nikan Pillai !

    Are U sure that it is not the remaining tails of the LTTE who are asking for Ransom ??? They are famous for it ! We remember them asking for money at gun point !!

  290. I think we need Hindu professional networks.
    •Refusal of the Sinhalese Buddhist to accept that the Tamils have lived and intermittently ruled in Sri Lanka for the past 2,200 years.
    •This led to a policy of discrimination against the Ceylon Tamils in land alienation, employment in the state sector, university admissions and language policy.
    •Let us mobilize our people on Hindu religious grounds to invest in development, re-integrate the refugees, educate the poor and increase employment opportunity for the rural hinterland.
    •Let Hinduism be leveraged to develop our areas. Let us emphasize the rights of the under-privileged and marginalized.
    •Let us strengthen the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka.

  291. Ponna Velu !!

    Re. your post February 18th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I think we need Hindu professional networks.

    Why do you have to stoop down to the levels of Bringing Religion in to this Terrorist affair ?

    Why are you forgetting the little bit of Tamil Buddhists and what is your plan for them ?? What about the Cristian Tamils and the Muslim Tamils ?? Where do the Indigenous Tamil people fall in to ??

    Are you guys that much starved for more acts of Terrorism that you want to bring in religion ?? What if the Buddhists around the world get together ??

    Guys you need to think out of the box if you really need to get something productive going, not fall deeper in to the septic tank that you are already in.

    JIM MD

    Can you please let me know the URL of the blog Site AI has opened for Afghanistan ??? There are so much of HR violations there with the American forces bombing many civilian targets and I am sure you have some blog happening as in the case of this blog. I actually want to support the great Barrack Obama and the Government of USA on their cause to get rid of Taliban.. :)

  292. Ponna Velu !!

    Re. your post February 18th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I think we need Hindu professional networks.

    Why do you have to stoop down to the levels of Bringing Religion in to this Terrorist affair ?

    Why are you forgetting the little bit of Tamil Buddhists and what is your plan for them ?? What about the Cristian Tamils and the Muslim Tamils ?? Where do the Indigenous Tamil people fall in to ??

    Are you guys that much starved for more acts of Terrorism that you want to bring in religion ?? What if the Buddhists around the world get together ??

    Guys you need to think out of the box if you really need to get something productive going, not fall deeper in to the septic tank that you are already in.

    JIM MD

    Can you please let me know the URL of the blog Site AI has opened for Afghanistan ??? There are so much of HR violations there with the American forces bombing many civilian targets and I am sure you have some blog happening as in the case of this blog. I actually want to support the great Barrack Obama and the Government of USA on their cause to get rid of Taliban.. :)

  293. CNN report, Murdered journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, honored as ‘hero’

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/18/srilanka.journalist.honored/index.html?eref=rss_world&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%28RSS%3A+World%29

    At the same time, Disappearance of human rights defender from 12 February 2010
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_02_18_008.html

    Lankaenews freelance journalist, Prageeth Eknaligoda, who has been missing since the 24th of January.

  294. 21,500 children are still in the Concentration camps.

    21,500 children actively participate in the child-friendly activities (CFS )activities conducted in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

    UNICEF, in collaboration with partners, has established a total of 130 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in the North and East that are providing children with psychosocial support through cultural, recreational and other guided activities; 66 of these have been supported with funds from the UK.
    http://ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=Pres

  295. Jim Pappa

    Why everything is a Terrorist Affair ? Panninta pera sitha balamu. Why the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka are in the Terrorist Affair ? What they have to do with the Terrorists ? So now any activists who fights for the Human Rights of Tamils is a Terrorists ?

  296. Velu !!!!

    Re. your post

    Jim Pappa

    Why everything is a Terrorist Affair ? Panninta pera sitha balamu. Why the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka are in the Terrorist Affair ? What they have to do with the Terrorists ? So now any activists who fights for the Human Rights of Tamils is a Terrorists ?

    R U seriously Dumb or pretending to be Dumb ???? :?

    If you read what I had said, What I have asked is, why bring religion in to your petty affair as religion is a sacred thing and not to be messed around with Be in Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Christian.

    I also asked you what you would do regarding the Tamils who are not Hindu's – like the Buddhist Tamils ???

    Now I wanted an answer to these questions. Not for you to tell me about YMHA. What I said was not to drag the YMHA in to terrorism, Not that the YMHA are terrorists.

    Now I have found out that most of you guys who post here do have a serious problem of understanding plain English and that's not my problem. May be you should Panninna Pera Kiyawa Balanna – "Read before you jump" and read quite well – then get it right in to your P brains. Half these issues will be sorted.

    By communicating with you guys over the past years, another thing I have realized is that due to similar posts as these, your thinking patterns are not that bright. You guys seriously are a bunch of not so brainy people. Hence, not I am kind of not surprised that you guys are involved in these Terrorist acts. Seriously !!!

    I like the idea of you saying that you are fighting for the rights of the Tamils – I am one of them too and I am definitely not a Terrorist. That's why I asked you guys as to what you did when the LTTE were killing Tamil People?

    Where were U then and what did you do to save those Tamil people who were getting shot down by the LTTE. I did my part !!

    I would like to see some answers from you – I hope that you have a spine to answer my and not an impotent creature like most of your colleagues are…

    Waiting for your answer !!

  297. 21,500 children are still in the Concentration camps.

    21,500 children actively participate in the child-friendly activities (CFS )activities conducted in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

    UNICEF, in collaboration with partners, has established a total of 130 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in the North and East that are providing children with psychosocial support through cultural, recreational and other guided activities; 66 of these have been supported with funds from the UK.
    http://ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=Pres

  298. 21,500 children are still in the Concentration camps.

    21,500 children actively participate in the child-friendly activities (CFS )activities conducted in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

    UNICEF, in collaboration with partners, has established a total of 130 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in the North and East that are providing children with psychosocial support through cultural, recreational and other guided activities; 66 of these have been supported with funds from the UK.
    http://ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=Pres

  299. Jim Pappa

    Why everything is a Terrorist Affair ? Panninta pera sitha balamu. Why the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka are in the Terrorist Affair ? What they have to do with the Terrorists ? So now any activists who fights for the Human Rights of Tamils is a Terrorists ?

  300. Velu !!!!

    Re. your post

    Jim Pappa

    Why everything is a Terrorist Affair ? Panninta pera sitha balamu. Why the Young Men’s Hindu Association, the Young Women’s Hindu Association and other grass roots Hindu social service outfits in Sri Lanka are in the Terrorist Affair ? What they have to do with the Terrorists ? So now any activists who fights for the Human Rights of Tamils is a Terrorists ?

    R U seriously Dumb or pretending to be Dumb ???? :?

    If you read what I had said, What I have asked is, why bring religion in to your petty affair as religion is a sacred thing and not to be messed around with Be in Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Christian.

    I also asked you what you would do regarding the Tamils who are not Hindu’s – like the Buddhist Tamils ???

    Now I wanted an answer to these questions. Not for you to tell me about YMHA. What I said was not to drag the YMHA in to terrorism, Not that the YMHA are terrorists.

    Now I have found out that most of you guys who post here do have a serious problem of understanding plain English and that’s not my problem. May be you should Panninna Pera Kiyawa Balanna – “Read before you jump” and read quite well – then get it right in to your P brains. Half these issues will be sorted.

    By communicating with you guys over the past years, another thing I have realized is that due to similar posts as these, your thinking patterns are not that bright. You guys seriously are a bunch of not so brainy people. Hence, not I am kind of not surprised that you guys are involved in these Terrorist acts. Seriously !!!

    I like the idea of you saying that you are fighting for the rights of the Tamils – I am one of them too and I am definitely not a Terrorist. That’s why I asked you guys as to what you did when the LTTE were killing Tamil People?

    Where were U then and what did you do to save those Tamil people who were getting shot down by the LTTE. I did my part !!

    I would like to see some answers from you – I hope that you have a spine to answer my and not an impotent creature like most of your colleagues are…

    Waiting for your answer !!

  301. Karuna discarded from the National list

    The SLFP leadership has notified that Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna cannot be accommodated in the National list of MPs.
    He was appointed to Parliament as an MP via the National list. He is a Vice President of the SLFP.

    It is learnt that the President has informed Amman that the Tamils must be allowed to choose their leader, and hence he must contest the General election and win.

    Accordingly , Muralidharan will contest the Batticaloa District at the forthcoming General elections as a UPFA candidate.

    Meanwhile , Eastern Province Chief Minister Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has decided to contest Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts independently.

  302. 21,500 children are still in the Concentration camps.

    21,500 children actively participate in the child-friendly activities (CFS )activities conducted in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

    UNICEF, in collaboration with partners, has established a total of 130 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in the North and East that are providing children with psychosocial support through cultural, recreational and other guided activities; 66 of these have been supported with funds from the UK.

    http://ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=PressR&id=21782795

  303. In response to Jim Pappa's comment of Feb. 18, 11:48 P.M., I'd suggest searching for "Afghanistan" on this site. That should get you the entries on this site that discuss that country.

  304. Karuna discarded from the National list

    The SLFP leadership has notified that Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna cannot be accommodated in the National list of MPs.
    He was appointed to Parliament as an MP via the National list. He is a Vice President of the SLFP.

    It is learnt that the President has informed Amman that the Tamils must be allowed to choose their leader, and hence he must contest the General election and win.

    Accordingly , Muralidharan will contest the Batticaloa District at the forthcoming General elections as a UPFA candidate.

    Meanwhile , Eastern Province Chief Minister Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has decided to contest Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts independently.

  305. In response to Jim Pappa’s comment of Feb. 18, 11:48 P.M., I’d suggest searching for “Afghanistan” on this site. That should get you the entries on this site that discuss that country.

  306. 248 106 Tamils are still in the concentration camps in appalling conditions and near starvation. 108 106 Tamils in a big concentration camp and 140,000 recently “ resettled “ Tamils are imprisoned in mini concentration camps in their home –districts. When this torture of the innocent and shell shocked people will stop ?

    WSWS reporters recently visited the concentration camps covertly and filed this report

    The Sri Lankan government claims that after the “resettlement” of some Tamil the situation in the concentration camps has improved. The situation there for 248 106 innocent Tamil civilians is worsening, again exposing President Rajapakse’s lies.

    People at Manik Farm are still living in the small tents put up last May, 8 month ago . These tents are now in a decrepit condition.

    The concentration camps are still guarded by soldiers and surrounded by barbed wire.

    Anger, resentment and weariness are evident in the faces of people who have now been incarcerated for eight months without adequate food, medical care and sanitary facilities.

    There has been no let up in the seizing of youth as LTTE suspects. We were told that military intelligence personnel come night and day to drag people away. Everyone is afraid that they will be next. The climate of fear and hopelessness prevails with no justice or fairness is in sight

    The Sri Lankan government claims that people have been given freedom of movement. But this is false. Those who want to leave have to apply and their release is by no means guaranteed.

    For short-term releases, an application form must be filled out at the camp’s military office. A family member has to vouch for the outgoing person by signing the application form. Those given “freedom of movement” have to return on the same day. If they fail, the family member is taken into custody ortured and beaten ruthlessly .
    to cont.,

  307. to cont.,

    The regime for visitors is also prison-like. Visitors have to register with police at the entrance to the camp. They can only enter after a body search and are then confined to the visitors’ area. No cameras or cell phones are allowed. Visitors cannot come closer than a metre or so to the inmates and often have to speak loudly to communicate. Soldiers monitor what is being said and also the limited amount of time allocated.

    Food is limited. The weekly ration is just a kilogram each of rice, flour and sugar and 100 grams of lentils or dhal per person. People have no money to buy other essentials. They do not get fish, meat, egg or vegetables. The rations are obvious inadequate and many children and adults are suffering from malnutrition.

    Water is also scarce. Each inmate receives five litres of drinking water per week. Tube wells have been sunk to use for bathing and washing, but the water is very salty. To ease the water shortages, the Sri Lankan Army unit in charge of the camp has brought muddy water from a nearby dam , however , if people bathe in that muddy water they would get the extensive body rashes , eye infection and many other irritations .

    Health services in the camp have deteriorated. Last month the Colombo government washed its hands of providing health care, passing the responsibility to the provincial government. However, provincial health services lack adequate funds and are crumbling. Doctors assigned to the camps only attend for two to three hours a day. The sick have to wait in line or several days in a row for a Doctor appointment.

    21,500 Tamil children, who are still in the Concentration camps , have been deprived of education, in fact more 97% IDP youngsters had failed the exam last year

    During the election campaign, Rajapakse visited one of the camps and feigned anger at the conditions facing the inmates. He promised to complete the resettlement process by 31 of January 2010.

    State-owned TV stations broadcast footage of Rajapakse giving “advice” to military personnel to provide “facilities” for the refugees.

    It was all for show.

    Nothing has happened since.

  308. 248 106 Tamils are still in the concentration camps in appalling conditions and near starvation. 108 106 Tamils in a big concentration camp and 140,000 recently “ resettled “ Tamils are imprisoned in mini concentration camps in their home –districts. When this torture of the innocent and shell shocked people will stop ?

    WSWS reporters recently visited the concentration camps covertly and filed this report

    The Sri Lankan government claims that after the “resettlement” of some Tamil the situation in the concentration camps has improved. The situation there for 248 106 innocent Tamil civilians is worsening, again exposing President Rajapakse’s lies.

    People at Manik Farm are still living in the small tents put up last May, 8 month ago . These tents are now in a decrepit condition.

    The concentration camps are still guarded by soldiers and surrounded by barbed wire.

    Anger, resentment and weariness are evident in the faces of people who have now been incarcerated for eight months without adequate food, medical care and sanitary facilities.

    There has been no let up in the seizing of youth as LTTE suspects. We were told that military intelligence personnel come night and day to drag people away. Everyone is afraid that they will be next. The climate of fear and hopelessness prevails with no justice or fairness is in sight

    The Sri Lankan government claims that people have been given freedom of movement. But this is false. Those who want to leave have to apply and their release is by no means guaranteed.

    For short-term releases, an application form must be filled out at the camp’s military office. A family member has to vouch for the outgoing person by signing the application form. Those given “freedom of movement” have to return on the same day. If they fail, the family member is taken into custody ortured and beaten ruthlessly .
    to cont.,

  309. to cont.,

    The regime for visitors is also prison-like. Visitors have to register with police at the entrance to the camp. They can only enter after a body search and are then confined to the visitors’ area. No cameras or cell phones are allowed. Visitors cannot come closer than a metre or so to the inmates and often have to speak loudly to communicate. Soldiers monitor what is being said and also the limited amount of time allocated.

    Food is limited. The weekly ration is just a kilogram each of rice, flour and sugar and 100 grams of lentils or dhal per person. People have no money to buy other essentials. They do not get fish, meat, egg or vegetables. The rations are obvious inadequate and many children and adults are suffering from malnutrition.

    Water is also scarce. Each inmate receives five litres of drinking water per week. Tube wells have been sunk to use for bathing and washing, but the water is very salty. To ease the water shortages, the Sri Lankan Army unit in charge of the camp has brought muddy water from a nearby dam , however , if people bathe in that muddy water they would get the extensive body rashes , eye infection and many other irritations .

    Health services in the camp have deteriorated. Last month the Colombo government washed its hands of providing health care, passing the responsibility to the provincial government. However, provincial health services lack adequate funds and are crumbling. Doctors assigned to the camps only attend for two to three hours a day. The sick have to wait in line or several days in a row for a Doctor appointment.

    21,500 Tamil children, who are still in the Concentration camps , have been deprived of education, in fact more 97% IDP youngsters had failed the exam last year

    During the election campaign, Rajapakse visited one of the camps and feigned anger at the conditions facing the inmates. He promised to complete the resettlement process by 31 of January 2010.

    State-owned TV stations broadcast footage of Rajapakse giving “advice” to military personnel to provide “facilities” for the refugees.

    It was all for show.

    Nothing has happened since.

  310. Jim MD

    First of all let me thank you for providing me with the information – Thanks a million !!

    Jim – I trust that My IP was blocked because I cut and pasted an article from a new paper, which I did in reply to a comment that was made prior to that, which again was an article from Tamil.net – (I cannot back track as they are deleted).

    The above articles from Mulatheevu are copy and paste – they are still visible and I see these guys going on a spree of copy and paste – Why is it only when I did it I get mistreated ?????? At least mine was in line with the subject and i did not paste the whole article as they do – only a part of it which is relevant and the link for them to follow by clicking on name.

    Kind of disappointed with the attitude !!

    I have mentioned many a times that i would love to discuss in line with topic and in a decent way if productive ideas are posted. All I see is a bunch of terrorists making merry on a free space they have been given without regard to you – the AI. Indeed what the LTTE did – never had regard to any, including their own kind..

  311. Jim MD

    First of all let me thank you for providing me with the information – Thanks a million !!

    Jim – I trust that My IP was blocked because I cut and pasted an article from a new paper, which I did in reply to a comment that was made prior to that, which again was an article from Tamil.net – (I cannot back track as they are deleted).

    The above articles from Mulatheevu are copy and paste – they are still visible and I see these guys going on a spree of copy and paste – Why is it only when I did it I get mistreated ?????? At least mine was in line with the subject and i did not paste the whole article as they do – only a part of it which is relevant and the link for them to follow by clicking on name.

    Kind of disappointed with the attitude !!

    I have mentioned many a times that i would love to discuss in line with topic and in a decent way if productive ideas are posted. All I see is a bunch of terrorists making merry on a free space they have been given without regard to you – the AI. Indeed what the LTTE did – never had regard to any, including their own kind..

  312. In response to the two comments by Mullaiththeevu of Feb. 19, I'd ask that those commenting in this forum refrain from simply posting links to articles or reproducing those articles verbatim. This forum is intended for reasoned, thoughtful discussion of the issues raised by the original blog entry, not for simply publicizing articles that someone deems worthy of note. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment in this forum.

  313. In response to the two comments by Mullaiththeevu of Feb. 19, I’d ask that those commenting in this forum refrain from simply posting links to articles or reproducing those articles verbatim. This forum is intended for reasoned, thoughtful discussion of the issues raised by the original blog entry, not for simply publicizing articles that someone deems worthy of note. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment in this forum.

  314. Nine years old school girl Annusha(child) was sexually assualted by three sri lankan army. When Annusha was coming from school with other girl on 12.02.2010 , 3 army chased them, other girl escaped but this child became victim for the moron monsters. She was admitted to the local hospital & then transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital. Medical reports confirm the abuse. Now parents are threatened by the army. http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  315. Nine years old school girl Annusha(child) was sexually assualted by three sri lankan army. When Annusha was coming from school with other girl on 12.02.2010 , 3 army chased them, other girl escaped but this child became victim for the moron monsters. She was admitted to the local hospital & then transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital. Medical reports confirm the abuse. Now parents are threatened by the army. http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  316. Nine years old school girl Annusha(child) was sexually assualted by three sri lankan army. When Annusha was coming from school with other girl on 12.02.2010 , 3 army chased them, other girl escaped but this child became victim for the moron monsters. She was admitted to the local hospital & then transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital. Medical reports confirm the abuse. Now parents are threatened by the army. http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt

  317. Sri Lanka Army has a long history of rape and murder.

    In the Saththurukkondan massacre, Sri Lankan Army soldiers military arrested several people and took them to the military camp.

    Among those arrested were 85 women and many children.

    There, the women were raped, and their breasts were cut off.

    68 children, among them five babies were also mutilated and murdered. 205 people were killed in this massacre.

    Only one man, 21 year old Kanthasamy Krishnakumar escaped being killed and informed the others about what has happened.

  318. Nine years old school girl Annusha(child) was sexually assualted by three sri lankan army. When Annusha was coming from school with other girl on 12.02.2010 , 3 army chased them, other girl escaped but this child became victim for the moron monsters. She was admitted to the local hospital & then transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital. Medical reports confirm the abuse. Now parents are threatened by the army.
    http://www.sankathi.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=3682&cntnt01origid=52&cntnt01detailtemplate=fullarticle&cntnt01returnid=51

  319. Sri Lanka Army has a long history of rape and murder.

    In the Saththurukkondan massacre, Sri Lankan Army soldiers military arrested several people and took them to the military camp.

    Among those arrested were 85 women and many children.

    There, the women were raped, and their breasts were cut off.

    68 children, among them five babies were also mutilated and murdered. 205 people were killed in this massacre.

    Only one man, 21 year old Kanthasamy Krishnakumar escaped being killed and informed the others about what has happened.

  320. This shocking rapes of defenseless woman and children is a norm in Sri Lanka.

    The country is now a barren territory where humans could hardly live in decency and honour amidst a pack of ghosts called selected Singhalese racist politicians.

    The powerless world community UNO under the helm of Mr Ban-Ki-Moon should evict Sri Lanka from the UNO membership and expedite an implementation of deterrence policy to protect the minority community Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Nothing has been done so far. Mr Ban-Ki-Moon is the problem in the UNO for no-action process and he should be sacked from his post of Secretary General of the UNO….

    The UNO was neither formed to be a speechless spectator to state violence against the citizens of a nation nor a participant in the silent genocide of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Where is the independent voice of the UNO? Speak out and do something useful.

    Any longer the UNO delays this deterrence policy; it is a blatant insult to humanity and honouring of human rights convention.

  321. Impunity breeds violence of the worst kind…

    And there is another one:

    Kalmunai massacre

    Next day relatives of the young men walked to the Karaithivu camp through the Kalmunai town. The Sri Lankan Army in the town stopped them and made them stand by the road side. Large number of military arrived at the scene and selected the young women among the relatives. They were taken to a building near by where they were gang raped and killed. Men were tortured on the road and killed. All together 37 people were killed in two hours in this manner. None of the 25 young men taken to the Karaithivu military camp have been seen since. In total 62 people were killed in these two days by the Sri Lankan military.

  322. This shocking rapes of defenseless woman and children is a norm in Sri Lanka.

    The country is now a barren territory where humans could hardly live in decency and honour amidst a pack of ghosts called selected Singhalese racist politicians.

    The powerless world community UNO under the helm of Mr Ban-Ki-Moon should evict Sri Lanka from the UNO membership and expedite an implementation of deterrence policy to protect the minority community Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Nothing has been done so far. Mr Ban-Ki-Moon is the problem in the UNO for no-action process and he should be sacked from his post of Secretary General of the UNO….

    The UNO was neither formed to be a speechless spectator to state violence against the citizens of a nation nor a participant in the silent genocide of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Where is the independent voice of the UNO? Speak out and do something useful.

    Any longer the UNO delays this deterrence policy; it is a blatant insult to humanity and honouring of human rights convention.

  323. Impunity breeds violence of the worst kind…

    And there is another one:

    Kalmunai massacre

    Next day relatives of the young men walked to the Karaithivu camp through the Kalmunai town. The Sri Lankan Army in the town stopped them and made them stand by the road side. Large number of military arrived at the scene and selected the young women among the relatives. They were taken to a building near by where they were gang raped and killed. Men were tortured on the road and killed. All together 37 people were killed in two hours in this manner. None of the 25 young men taken to the Karaithivu military camp have been seen since. In total 62 people were killed in these two days by the Sri Lankan military.

  324. In response to Morgan's comment of Feb. 23, 7:05 A.M., this forum is intended for reasoned, thoughtful discussion of the issues raised by the original blog post. Your comment does not appear to meet that standard. Please review the Terms of Use for this site, which govern those commenting, and please do not abuse the opportunity to comment in this forum.

  325. In response to Morgan’s comment of Feb. 23, 7:05 A.M., this forum is intended for reasoned, thoughtful discussion of the issues raised by the original blog post. Your comment does not appear to meet that standard. Please review the Terms of Use for this site, which govern those commenting, and please do not abuse the opportunity to comment in this forum.

  326. Is this site only meant for Eelamist Diaspora ??

    Why is a reputed organization as Amnesty not allowing people who are anti Terrorist Elamists to post on this site and block them without a reason whilst the LTTE guys in broad day light destroy and massacre the instructions / guidelines laid out by site moderators. This is a good showcase of the double standards of what's called an unbiased organization of AI.

    We need to bring this double standard to the knowledge of the rest of the world and that's what we shall do !!

  327. Kind of funny to see that the impotent kind has found another "Subject Matter" to throw at the SL government and the forces – Rape – LOL

    Kind of hard to believe that the same people who carried the pregnant and the old ladies to safety when they were fired at by the Terrorists who were supposed to stand for them could rape such people – Also, the Male to Fe-male ration in Sri Lanka is 53% to 47% in favour of the fairer sex and are plentiful. Hence, there is no need for anyone to stoop down to the level of raping innocent children. May be that was a plan of the LTTE sometime back, but unfortunately the impotent leader could not do so !!

    Anyways, I shall let the brainy people make a decision on that.

  328. Recently our good buddies of the Terrorist Diaspora destroyed the belongings of the Canadian based Tamil News Paper Udayan (Uthayan).

    Throughout this blog I have seen so many comments that are in line with the topic and off the topic where these spineless impotent Terrorists have trying to cry out about human rights.

    I wish to ask as to what kind of Human Right act prompted these spineless creatures to destroy a newspaper facility and threaten the owner who him self is a Tamil ?? Is this Human Rights? The rights for the Tamil Brotheren in Canada to know the truth – what has sparked this ?? it was told that the owner had published a discussion with the President of SL in the paper and the Terrorists did not like the fact that the presidents message of development of North and East + Plans for the innocent Tamils were a great threat to these spineless creatures.

    AI – shall we start a blog on that or do you still believe in protecting the Terrorists to ensure that you get a payment at the end of the month ??

  329. Is this site only meant for Eelamist Diaspora ??

    Why is a reputed organization as Amnesty not allowing people who are anti Terrorist Elamists to post on this site and block them without a reason whilst the LTTE guys in broad day light destroy and massacre the instructions / guidelines laid out by site moderators. This is a good showcase of the double standards of what’s called an unbiased organization of AI.

    We need to bring this double standard to the knowledge of the rest of the world and that’s what we shall do !!

  330. Kind of funny to see that the impotent kind has found another “Subject Matter” to throw at the SL government and the forces – Rape – LOL

    Kind of hard to believe that the same people who carried the pregnant and the old ladies to safety when they were fired at by the Terrorists who were supposed to stand for them could rape such people – Also, the Male to Fe-male ration in Sri Lanka is 53% to 47% in favour of the fairer sex and are plentiful. Hence, there is no need for anyone to stoop down to the level of raping innocent children. May be that was a plan of the LTTE sometime back, but unfortunately the impotent leader could not do so !!

    Anyways, I shall let the brainy people make a decision on that.

  331. Body of a Tamil man who protested against the Sri Lanka Army soldiers child rape found dead in nearby lake in Sri Lanka.

    9 year old child, a schoolgirl Annusha was raped by Sri Lankan Army soldiers.

    She was sexually assaulted by 3 Sri Lankan Army military men near Batticaloa on 12 February 2010.

    Annusha was coming from school with another girl; the Sri Lanka Army Child Rapists chased them.

    One girl manages to escape but Annusha was grabbed and brutally raped.

    Sri Lankan Army Media Spokesman Major Prasad Samarasinghe confirmed to the journalists , that the raped childs' mother has been filed a complaint in regarding the crime.

    The Tamils from the village protested the school girls’ rape.

    Later the Sri Lanka Army soldiers went to house to house and threatened the Tamil villagers who protested against the crime.

    Meanwhile Body of a Tamil man who protested against the child rape found near in nearby lake

  332. Recently our good buddies of the Terrorist Diaspora destroyed the belongings of the Canadian based Tamil News Paper Udayan (Uthayan).

    Throughout this blog I have seen so many comments that are in line with the topic and off the topic where these spineless impotent Terrorists have trying to cry out about human rights.

    I wish to ask as to what kind of Human Right act prompted these spineless creatures to destroy a newspaper facility and threaten the owner who him self is a Tamil ?? Is this Human Rights? The rights for the Tamil Brotheren in Canada to know the truth – what has sparked this ?? it was told that the owner had published a discussion with the President of SL in the paper and the Terrorists did not like the fact that the presidents message of development of North and East + Plans for the innocent Tamils were a great threat to these spineless creatures.

    AI – shall we start a blog on that or do you still believe in protecting the Terrorists to ensure that you get a payment at the end of the month ??

  333. IJP

    What is this?

    …. "presidents message of development of North and East….. "

    Should any one trust him ??

    This is just a twaddle …. as always

    I'm sure you think you are doing a service for your Sinhalese people, but all of this garbage smacks of desperate propaganda.

    You guys have claimed outlandish things in the past that simply couldn't be true and this is another example of it.

  334. In response to IJP's comments of Feb. 24, 12:07 A.M. and 2:27 A.M., people are blocked from this site because they've violated the Terms of Use, not because of any political position they hold. It should also be noted that the issues raised by the original blog post are rather extensive, particularly if you review the 10-point Human Rights Agenda which is the subject of the blog post. So many subjects are potentially relevant to the issues raised by the original post.

    The issue raised in your 2:27 A.M. comment, that of LTTE abuses, isn't directly mentioned in the Human Rights Agenda for perhaps obvious reasons. But arguably comments concerning LTTE abuses would be relevant in this forum, given points (6) and (8) of the Human Rights Agenda (i.e., ensuring thorough criminal investigations and establishing a national policy aimed at bringing perpetrators of human rights violations to justice). The particular case mentioned in the comment concerns a crime suspected to have been perpetrated by LTTE supporters or members in Canada. While this isn't a forum about Canada, given the connection to Sri Lanka of this particular case, I wouldn't think it was off-topic.

  335. Body of a Tamil man who protested against the Sri Lanka Army soldiers child rape found dead in nearby lake in Sri Lanka.

    9 year old child, a schoolgirl Annusha was raped by Sri Lankan Army soldiers.

    She was sexually assaulted by 3 Sri Lankan Army military men near Batticaloa on 12 February 2010.

    Annusha was coming from school with another girl; the Sri Lanka Army Child Rapists chased them.

    One girl manages to escape but Annusha was grabbed and brutally raped.

    Sri Lankan Army Media Spokesman Major Prasad Samarasinghe confirmed to the journalists , that the raped childs’ mother has been filed a complaint in regarding the crime.

    The Tamils from the village protested the school girls’ rape.

    Later the Sri Lanka Army soldiers went to house to house and threatened the Tamil villagers who protested against the crime.

    Meanwhile Body of a Tamil man who protested against the child rape found near in nearby lake

  336. IJP

    What is this?

    …. “presidents message of development of North and East….. ”

    Should any one trust him ??

    This is just a twaddle …. as always

    I’m sure you think you are doing a service for your Sinhalese people, but all of this garbage smacks of desperate propaganda.

    You guys have claimed outlandish things in the past that simply couldn’t be true and this is another example of it.

  337. 54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Already 12,000 yong men & women are kept under different camps. Why they took these women to a notorious sin hell prison??? Abuse against Tamil women continue in many way, they don't even leave a chid, recently 9 yrs old was raped by 3 army. Sri lanka is Hell for Tamil.

  338. 54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Already 12,000 yong men & women are kept under different camps. Why they took these women to a notorious sin hell prison??? Abuse against Tamil women continue in many way, they don't even leave a chid, recently 9 yrs old was raped by 3 army. Sri lanka is Hell for Tamil.

  339. 54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Already 12,000 yong men & women are kept under different camps. Why they took these women to a notorious sin hell prison??? Abuse against Tamil women continue in many way, they don't even leave a chid, recently 9 yrs old was raped by 3 army. Sri lanka is Hell for Tamil.

  340. In response to IJP’s comments of Feb. 24, 12:07 A.M. and 2:27 A.M., people are blocked from this site because they’ve violated the Terms of Use, not because of any political position they hold. It should also be noted that the issues raised by the original blog post are rather extensive, particularly if you review the 10-point Human Rights Agenda which is the subject of the blog post. So many subjects are potentially relevant to the issues raised by the original post.

    The issue raised in your 2:27 A.M. comment, that of LTTE abuses, isn’t directly mentioned in the Human Rights Agenda for perhaps obvious reasons. But arguably comments concerning LTTE abuses would be relevant in this forum, given points (6) and (8) of the Human Rights Agenda (i.e., ensuring thorough criminal investigations and establishing a national policy aimed at bringing perpetrators of human rights violations to justice). The particular case mentioned in the comment concerns a crime suspected to have been perpetrated by LTTE supporters or members in Canada. While this isn’t a forum about Canada, given the connection to Sri Lanka of this particular case, I wouldn’t think it was off-topic.

  341. 54 women detainees taken to Boosa prison from detention camps in Vavuniyaa
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31260

    Already 12,000 yong men & women are kept under different camps. Why they took these women to a notorious sin hell prison??? Abuse against Tamil women continue in many way, they don’t even leave a chid, recently 9 yrs old was raped by 3 army. Sri lanka is Hell for Tamil.

  342. To supplement my comment of Feb. 18, 8:47 P.M., we've just learned that the email address in the urgent action appeal for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is incorrect. The correct email address is sec@hrcsl.lk. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

  343. Jim !

    The particular case mentioned in the comment concerns a crime suspected to have been perpetrated by LTTE supporters or members in Canada. While this isn’t a forum about Canada, given the connection to Sri Lanka of this particular case, I wouldn’t think it was off-topic.

    Loads of things are happening around the world that is in relation to Sri Lanka. What happened in Canada is def in relation to Sri Lanka too. We are trying our best to create harmony in the country and educate those who were mislead sometime back about the developments and the LTTE destroys such institutes – how can this not be related to Sri Lanka ?? All the people who post here are not in Sri Lanka, but has the right to write about Sri Lanka ? If we think on those lines, what right has Amnesty US branch have to post comments being out side Sri Lanka ?

    The topics could be twisted and turned to suit anybody's needs. But the truth is that these forums are being used by members of a branded spineless terrorist organization to sling mud at a Democratically elected government. Also it is quite clear that most posts they make are out of topic though you try to justify. How many times have you WARNED the same person over and over again, but blocked us only when one mistake is done ?? This is where your cloths come off. Your lame excuse in the above post is just a maple leaf covering your privates.

    Since, you guys are not taking any action to block these guys and let them make merry, we need to counter attack – you see all our posts are replies to the posts than opinions. As mentioned zillion times before, would love to have a decent conversation with people with a decent mission and not terrorist missions.

    As per the post – The Sri Lankan Canadians HR was violated and it is a Problem related to Sri Lankan – so why not talk ????

  344. Idiotic Silva !!

    re. your post,

    What is this?

    …. “presidents message of development of North and East….. ”

    Should any one trust him ??

    Who are you to decide whether he should be trusted or not ?? He has the right for his opinion and it is up to those who listen to take it or leave it. That is what you call democracy – what U terrorists try to do is block chances of opinion and brainwash your Terrorist ideologies to innocent minds of people.

    Him taking to a news paper doesn't mean that you can threaten the editor and demolish the infra of the establishment ??? What bloody right do you have to talk about Lasantha Wickramathunge then ??? You cry about that incident and kill your own editors ?? Why the double standard – All this points out to you guys being spineless terrorist morons who are impotent bastards.

    I’m sure you think you are doing a service for your Sinhalese people, but all of this garbage smacks of desperate propaganda.

    Well you can be happy that you have done a huge favour to your Tamil people by Threatening one of them and destroying his belongings !!!!

    What are these silly moronic remarks you make men – first think before you write something down – it is your stupidity and psycho condition that is shown in these stupid double standard remarks.

    You are scared that the Tamil people are now realising that they had to support a stupid cause and that they have head tons of lies from morons like you and got mislead. They will be on right track soon and then ponnaya's like you will have to end up in Thunmulla looking for business.

    You guys have claimed outlandish things in the past that simply couldn’t be true and this is another example of it.

    Tell me a few "other" outlandish things that we claimed will you ?? Please – educate me. Also tell me whether I lied when I said the Udayan paper was attacked ???

    Now since you are telling the truth always, can you please tell me who killed this Great Tamil by the Name of Alfred Doraiappa and why ?? Also why did the LTTE kill all Tamils including Tamil leaders that opposed their cause and still do it ???

    Kiyapan Balanna Ponnayo !!

  345. To supplement my comment of Feb. 18, 8:47 P.M., we’ve just learned that the email address in the urgent action appeal for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is incorrect. The correct email address is sec@hrcsl.lk. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

  346. Jim !

    The particular case mentioned in the comment concerns a crime suspected to have been perpetrated by LTTE supporters or members in Canada. While this isn’t a forum about Canada, given the connection to Sri Lanka of this particular case, I wouldn’t think it was off-topic.

    Loads of things are happening around the world that is in relation to Sri Lanka. What happened in Canada is def in relation to Sri Lanka too. We are trying our best to create harmony in the country and educate those who were mislead sometime back about the developments and the LTTE destroys such institutes – how can this not be related to Sri Lanka ?? All the people who post here are not in Sri Lanka, but has the right to write about Sri Lanka ? If we think on those lines, what right has Amnesty US branch have to post comments being out side Sri Lanka ?

    The topics could be twisted and turned to suit anybody’s needs. But the truth is that these forums are being used by members of a branded spineless terrorist organization to sling mud at a Democratically elected government. Also it is quite clear that most posts they make are out of topic though you try to justify. How many times have you WARNED the same person over and over again, but blocked us only when one mistake is done ?? This is where your cloths come off. Your lame excuse in the above post is just a maple leaf covering your privates.

    Since, you guys are not taking any action to block these guys and let them make merry, we need to counter attack – you see all our posts are replies to the posts than opinions. As mentioned zillion times before, would love to have a decent conversation with people with a decent mission and not terrorist missions.

    As per the post – The Sri Lankan Canadians HR was violated and it is a Problem related to Sri Lankan – so why not talk ????

  347. Idiotic Silva !!

    re. your post,

    What is this?

    …. “presidents message of development of North and East….. ”

    Should any one trust him ??

    Who are you to decide whether he should be trusted or not ?? He has the right for his opinion and it is up to those who listen to take it or leave it. That is what you call democracy – what U terrorists try to do is block chances of opinion and brainwash your Terrorist ideologies to innocent minds of people.

    Him taking to a news paper doesn’t mean that you can threaten the editor and demolish the infra of the establishment ??? What bloody right do you have to talk about Lasantha Wickramathunge then ??? You cry about that incident and kill your own editors ?? Why the double standard – All this points out to you guys being spineless terrorist morons who are impotent bastards.

    I’m sure you think you are doing a service for your Sinhalese people, but all of this garbage smacks of desperate propaganda.

    Well you can be happy that you have done a huge favour to your Tamil people by Threatening one of them and destroying his belongings !!!!

    What are these silly moronic remarks you make men – first think before you write something down – it is your stupidity and psycho condition that is shown in these stupid double standard remarks.

    You are scared that the Tamil people are now realising that they had to support a stupid cause and that they have head tons of lies from morons like you and got mislead. They will be on right track soon and then ponnaya’s like you will have to end up in Thunmulla looking for business.

    You guys have claimed outlandish things in the past that simply couldn’t be true and this is another example of it.

    Tell me a few “other” outlandish things that we claimed will you ?? Please – educate me. Also tell me whether I lied when I said the Udayan paper was attacked ???

    Now since you are telling the truth always, can you please tell me who killed this Great Tamil by the Name of Alfred Doraiappa and why ?? Also why did the LTTE kill all Tamils including Tamil leaders that opposed their cause and still do it ???

    Kiyapan Balanna Ponnayo !!

  348. IJP

    Well…. here I can express my true opinion. :)

    And I like Mawatha Silva do not trust the Mahinda promises.

    He promised to resettle all innocent Tamil Civilians by 31 January 2010 and this has not happened yet. Oya balla vagema burannnawa.

  349. UK calls for War Crime Investigation in Sri Lanka

    Foreign Secretary David Miliband speaking at the Global Tamil Forum Conference in London a short while ago called for an investigation into War Crimes committed by the Sri Lanka Army in the Civil War.

    A Spokesperson at the British High Commission in Colombo, in a statement said that in Miliband’s speech to the Global Tamil Forum, the Foreign Secretary, will re-emphasize that a peaceful, political solution is the only way to produce a lasting answer to Sri Lanka’s conflict.

    “It is for all Sri Lanka’s people to decide what that solution should look like.

    The UK firmly believes that the only way to achieve lasting and equitable peace in Sri Lanka is through genuine national reconciliation.

    The UK will engage with all members of the Sri Lankan community who share this goal, whether overseas or in Sri Lanka.

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office officials regularly meet with members of the Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil communities in the UK to discuss this and other developments in Sri Lanka,’’ the Spokesperson said.

  350. IJP

    Well…. here I can express my true opinion. :)

    And I like Mawatha Silva do not trust the Mahinda promises.

    He promised to resettle all innocent Tamil Civilians by 31 January 2010 and this has not happened yet. Oya balla vagema burannnawa.

  351. UK calls for War Crime Investigation in Sri Lanka

    Foreign Secretary David Miliband speaking at the Global Tamil Forum Conference in London a short while ago called for an investigation into War Crimes committed by the Sri Lanka Army in the Civil War.

    A Spokesperson at the British High Commission in Colombo, in a statement said that in Miliband’s speech to the Global Tamil Forum, the Foreign Secretary, will re-emphasize that a peaceful, political solution is the only way to produce a lasting answer to Sri Lanka’s conflict.

    “It is for all Sri Lanka’s people to decide what that solution should look like.

    The UK firmly believes that the only way to achieve lasting and equitable peace in Sri Lanka is through genuine national reconciliation.

    The UK will engage with all members of the Sri Lankan community who share this goal, whether overseas or in Sri Lanka.

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office officials regularly meet with members of the Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil communities in the UK to discuss this and other developments in Sri Lanka,’’ the Spokesperson said.

  352. Yes Krisha,
    UK has the obligation to get justice for Tamils. Because It handed over Tamil's freedom to Sin hella Buddist in 1948. Sin Hella started killing Tamil from 1948.

  353. Yes Krisha,
    UK has the obligation to get justice for Tamils. Because It handed over Tamil’s freedom to Sin hella Buddist in 1948. Sin Hella started killing Tamil from 1948.

  354. OK

    Jim !

    Extremely sorry about my post on February 24th, 2010 at 11:04 pm.

    It was in my second reading I realised that you have agreed with my point about LTTE destroying Canadian based Tamil New Paper. I wanted to say this yesterday it self, but, unfortunately I am blocked out and kinda stressed for time to keep finding means to write up here. As I mentioned before, I would have left this site long ago, but, I do not want any mud slinging and false propaganda against my Motherland – specially by a spineless Terrorist group – If not for them, I totally believe that I would have had very decent conversations with you and some points we would agree upon.

  355. OK – Let me get to the posts by the Impotent Terrorists now

    Velu

    Obviously the Terrorists would not trust Mahinda R and I would not care either. But that does not give you the right to demolish a news paper that publishes a discussion with him and threaten the editor – Obviously I could say that it is not acceptable in the process of democracy, but it is useless me saying it to you because you are a terrorist group who do not care for democracy.

    Also you have made a stupid comment as usual by saying that you agree with Dungeon Silva – because if you read his post right, it gives the feeling that he supports demolishing the paper and treating the editor – So much for people who cry out for HR.

    Krishna

    Did you also listen tot he rest of his speech ?? He blamed the LTTE (i.e. you guys) for recruiting child soldiers, holding innocent civilians hostage, killing innocent people, degrade humanity by giving people cyanide capsules to have when they get caught, for suicide bombing etc…

    Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of cutting and pasting as you do as I get blocked the very first time I do so. Anyways, for the people who are intelligent, I kindly request to go to any web site that publishes the full speech as an article to read – you would see what Miliband exactly said – and it def is not against the government of SL as our friends here try to portray..

    TC – phew – it is tough to post here – SL should be proud of me !!

  356. OK

    Jim !

    Extremely sorry about my post on February 24th, 2010 at 11:04 pm.

    It was in my second reading I realised that you have agreed with my point about LTTE destroying Canadian based Tamil New Paper. I wanted to say this yesterday it self, but, unfortunately I am blocked out and kinda stressed for time to keep finding means to write up here. As I mentioned before, I would have left this site long ago, but, I do not want any mud slinging and false propaganda against my Motherland – specially by a spineless Terrorist group – If not for them, I totally believe that I would have had very decent conversations with you and some points we would agree upon.

  357. OK – Let me get to the posts by the Impotent Terrorists now

    Velu

    Obviously the Terrorists would not trust Mahinda R and I would not care either. But that does not give you the right to demolish a news paper that publishes a discussion with him and threaten the editor – Obviously I could say that it is not acceptable in the process of democracy, but it is useless me saying it to you because you are a terrorist group who do not care for democracy.

    Also you have made a stupid comment as usual by saying that you agree with Dungeon Silva – because if you read his post right, it gives the feeling that he supports demolishing the paper and treating the editor – So much for people who cry out for HR.

    Krishna

    Did you also listen tot he rest of his speech ?? He blamed the LTTE (i.e. you guys) for recruiting child soldiers, holding innocent civilians hostage, killing innocent people, degrade humanity by giving people cyanide capsules to have when they get caught, for suicide bombing etc…

    Unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury of cutting and pasting as you do as I get blocked the very first time I do so. Anyways, for the people who are intelligent, I kindly request to go to any web site that publishes the full speech as an article to read – you would see what Miliband exactly said – and it def is not against the government of SL as our friends here try to portray..

    TC – phew – it is tough to post here – SL should be proud of me !!

  358. Responses to the Sinhalese Propagandists

    Question:

    Majority of Tamil people today live outside NE provinces. ?

    Answer :

    I am sure you are very aware of the reasons why some Tamils choose to live outside NE provinces. Sri Lanka Army has carpet bombed the whole Tamil land, bombed and destroyed homes, schools, hospitals and libraries.

    Tamils have no other choice but to flee Sri Lanka or to live in fear outside NE. Sinhala governments are so determined to flush out the Tamils from the North and East and make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist country. Looking at what is happening to the Tamils in Sri Lanka, I can understand why, over a million has already fled the country.

    Tamils living in Colombo in fear Sri Lanka defence secretary is still capable to sending all the Colombo Tamils to the North of the country in buses. He has done this before and he can do it again.

    ******************
    Question : I myself have several Tamil friends from Uni days currently working in Colombo in prestigious firms. None of them have slightest inclination to go to NE and settle down.

    Answer : There are not many industries for Tamils to work in the NE. Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka that has the offices of many private companies and multinational organisations.

    Tamils may find it difficult to get jobs in Sinhala companies but the prestigious firms you have mentioned are either private companies or multinational organisations. Tamils will not face much discrimination in such places. Tamils are a hard working community and they would definitely succeed in places where racism plays no role.

    You said that Tamils will not prefer to settle down in NE. You very well know that every inch of the land in NE is fully occupied by uniformed and armed Sri Lankan soldiers. There is no safe place to settle down.

    If you remove all military camps from the NE and give Tamils the freedom they deserve as humans, I am so certain that most of Tamils will go back to their homes and build another Singapore in the Indian Ocean, just within few years.

  359. Responses to the Sinhalese Propagandists

    Question:

    Majority of Tamil people today live outside NE provinces. ?

    Answer :

    I am sure you are very aware of the reasons why some Tamils choose to live outside NE provinces. Sri Lanka Army has carpet bombed the whole Tamil land, bombed and destroyed homes, schools, hospitals and libraries.

    Tamils have no other choice but to flee Sri Lanka or to live in fear outside NE. Sinhala governments are so determined to flush out the Tamils from the North and East and make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist country. Looking at what is happening to the Tamils in Sri Lanka, I can understand why, over a million has already fled the country.

    Tamils living in Colombo in fear Sri Lanka defence secretary is still capable to sending all the Colombo Tamils to the North of the country in buses. He has done this before and he can do it again.

    ******************
    Question : I myself have several Tamil friends from Uni days currently working in Colombo in prestigious firms. None of them have slightest inclination to go to NE and settle down.

    Answer : There are not many industries for Tamils to work in the NE. Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka that has the offices of many private companies and multinational organisations.

    Tamils may find it difficult to get jobs in Sinhala companies but the prestigious firms you have mentioned are either private companies or multinational organisations. Tamils will not face much discrimination in such places. Tamils are a hard working community and they would definitely succeed in places where racism plays no role.

    You said that Tamils will not prefer to settle down in NE. You very well know that every inch of the land in NE is fully occupied by uniformed and armed Sri Lankan soldiers. There is no safe place to settle down.

    If you remove all military camps from the NE and give Tamils the freedom they deserve as humans, I am so certain that most of Tamils will go back to their homes and build another Singapore in the Indian Ocean, just within few years.

  360. Sri Lanka Supreme Court refuses to release Fonseka

    The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for the release of former army commander General Sarath Fonseka in military custody for two weeks on charges of conspiracy against the government, officials said.

    The high court agreed with the attorney general's argument that General Sarath Fonseka should not be released because military proceedings were continuing against him.
    http://www.nerve.in/news:253500293999

  361. Boycott Sri Lanka today announced the release of the third part in its video series, No Blood For Panties. This video series is part of a boycott campaign facilitated by new media to educate consumers about the state-sponsored violence against Sri Lanka's Tamil population. This series is unique in its use of sexuality to illustrate that consumerism supporting corrupt actions, such as the genocide of Tamils, is anything but sexy.
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb363070

  362. Sri Lanka Supreme Court refuses to release Fonseka

    The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for the release of former army commander General Sarath Fonseka in military custody for two weeks on charges of conspiracy against the government, officials said.

    The high court agreed with the attorney general's argument that General Sarath Fonseka should not be released because military proceedings were continuing against him.
    http://www.nerve.in/news:253500293999

  363. Sri Lanka Supreme Court refuses to release Fonseka

    The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for the release of former army commander General Sarath Fonseka in military custody for two weeks on charges of conspiracy against the government, officials said.

    The high court agreed with the attorney general's argument that General Sarath Fonseka should not be released because military proceedings were continuing against him.
    http://www.nerve.in/news:253500293999

  364. Boycott Sri Lanka today announced the release of the third part in its video series, No Blood For Panties. This video series is part of a boycott campaign facilitated by new media to educate consumers about the state-sponsored violence against Sri Lanka's Tamil population. This series is unique in its use of sexuality to illustrate that consumerism supporting corrupt actions, such as the genocide of Tamils, is anything but sexy.
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb363070

  365. Boycott Sri Lanka today announced the release of the third part in its video series, No Blood For Panties. This video series is part of a boycott campaign facilitated by new media to educate consumers about the state-sponsored violence against Sri Lanka's Tamil population. This series is unique in its use of sexuality to illustrate that consumerism supporting corrupt actions, such as the genocide of Tamils, is anything but sexy.
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb363070

  366. 98.2 percent ofeligible Eezham Tamil voted yes for the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka.

    Denmark is the eighth country in the West where Eezham Tamils have overwhelmingly demonstrated their aspiration for independence through a series of referenda conducted among the diaspora.

    Even though the population of Eezham Tamils in Denmark is relatively small, since their number is known with fair accuracy, the turn out and poll results are very significant in silencing detracting campaign against the very democratic process of Tamil referendum

  367. Four Army officers currently under TID custody after being taken over for supporting General Sarath Fonske at the Presidential election have launched a hunger strike last Wednesday.

    Major Nishantha Mallikarachchi, Major Vijitha Kodippili, Major Susantha Attanayake and Lieutenant Samarakoon are the army officers who are engaged in the strike.

  368. Sri Lanka Police Brutality

    Tensions arose in Inginiyagala, Sri Lanka following the recovery of the body of the man who was previously taken into Sri Lanka Police custody.

    The relatives of the dead man, were protesting the police brutality. Soon they were join by other residents of Inginiyagala.

    Protesters pelt stones and burn tires at the demonstration

  369. Sri Lanka Supreme Court refuses to release Fonseka

    The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for the release of former army commander General Sarath Fonseka in military custody for two weeks on charges of conspiracy against the government, officials said.

    The high court agreed with the attorney general’s argument that General Sarath Fonseka should not be released because military proceedings were continuing against him.

    http://www.nerve.in/news:253500293999

  370. Boycott Sri Lanka today announced the release of the third part in its video series, No Blood For Panties. This video series is part of a boycott campaign facilitated by new media to educate consumers about the state-sponsored violence against Sri Lanka’s Tamil population. This series is unique in its use of sexuality to illustrate that consumerism supporting corrupt actions, such as the genocide of Tamils, is anything but sexy.

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb3630704.htm

  371. 98.2 percent ofeligible Eezham Tamil voted yes for the formation of independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the contiguous north and east of the island of Sri Lanka.

    Denmark is the eighth country in the West where Eezham Tamils have overwhelmingly demonstrated their aspiration for independence through a series of referenda conducted among the diaspora.

    Even though the population of Eezham Tamils in Denmark is relatively small, since their number is known with fair accuracy, the turn out and poll results are very significant in silencing detracting campaign against the very democratic process of Tamil referendum

  372. Four Army officers currently under TID custody after being taken over for supporting General Sarath Fonske at the Presidential election have launched a hunger strike last Wednesday.

    Major Nishantha Mallikarachchi, Major Vijitha Kodippili, Major Susantha Attanayake and Lieutenant Samarakoon are the army officers who are engaged in the strike.

  373. Seriously AI – what's the point of blocking one side of the story ?? Why not let the Sri Lankan's write here, but members of a branded terrorist organization ??

  374. Rohan

    The way you go raping children, there won't be anyone left in the country you live in either – where do u get all this rubbish info from ?? Don't quote Tamil.net – it is a terrorist web site that no one trusts..

    Velu

    First of all – thank you very very much for having the balls to answer us – Gee I wish your fellow diaspora would have half those balls to do so…

    However, it has triggered more questions for you unfortunately…

    As for Tamils living out side North – is it only because SL army went bombing the areas ? Why did Tamils like Douglus Devananda, Neelan Thiruchelvan had to leave Jaffna ?? Is it because of the SL army ??? Also, now the bombing is over – so why not they return ??

    My perspective is that – Yes – since there was a war and was not suitable for living, these people went to other areas including overseas – but that does not necessarily mean that they were sharing their thoughts with the LTTE – am I right ??

    As per Tamils working and living cushy lives in Colombo – Thank you for accepting the fact that they do live in other parts of the world and they do live very happy lives over here. Yes, they do live and have lived in these areas for hundreds of years including there forefathers. Yes – Colombo is the economic hub and not only Tamils, but all Sri Lankans from various parts of the Island come to this commercial capital to make there fortune and they have done so in a very successful manner.

    Hence, this does not necessarily mean that any Sri Lankan would come to Colombo because their areas are patrolled by army persons noh ?? Also your argument of Tamils not finding jobs in Sinhala companies is rubbish. Take a groups as John Keells – How many Tamils work there ? There was a CEO who was a tamil there sometime back too ha ? What about Ceylico group belonging to a Sinhales ? How about Sidhalepa – owned for generations by Singhales – load of tamils work there noh ??

    Well, now my question – if you also agree that there are Tamils living and working in other areas including colombo and are quite successful, Why do you guys cry out Genocide ????????? Million Dollar Question noh ?? Is it that you guys are contradicting your own statements ?

    Velu – I thank you again for answering me and hope you will get another ball to answer the above questions that I posted

  375. Fernando !!

    How can the Supreme Court release SF if there is sufficient evidence against him ? At least he is being looked after and kept in the former Navy commanders official residence and not in a cell.

    Jaffna City

    It is the poor Sri Lankan garment factory worker and the small industry person that would get effected from any trade embark put on SL. Now this also includes the Tamil people of Jaffna and other parts of the Island – do U like them to suffer?? is it part of your liberation struggle ??

    Velu

    The election you held, why not have it in Sri Lanka among the Tamil population here – why not get feedback from Pillayan's group. Douglas D's group and Thondaman's group ??? I can also add Mano G if you want to.. What you do in some other country with so many rules imposed as Reductio mentioned in an above post does not count…. The voters are filtered – so much for democracy !!

    JIM MD – Guess this IP will be blocked by tomorrow too – however, I hope that you'd at least allow any other Sri Lankan to take the baton over from me..

    Also, it was disappointing to notice that there was no AI site for the HR abuses that happen in Afghanistan – very sad to see that you only cry out for tiny countries like ours and not to the Americans !! – Good luck with your mission to squeeze and tamper developing countries !

  376. Sri Lanka Police Brutality

    Tensions arose in Inginiyagala, Sri Lanka following the recovery of the body of the man who was previously taken into Sri Lanka Police custody.

    The relatives of the dead man, were protesting the police brutality. Soon they were join by other residents of Inginiyagala.

    Protesters pelt stones and burn tires at the demonstration

  377. Seriously AI – what’s the point of blocking one side of the story ?? Why not let the Sri Lankan’s write here, but members of a branded terrorist organization ??

  378. Rohan

    The way you go raping children, there won’t be anyone left in the country you live in either – where do u get all this rubbish info from ?? Don’t quote Tamil.net – it is a terrorist web site that no one trusts..

    Velu

    First of all – thank you very very much for having the balls to answer us – Gee I wish your fellow diaspora would have half those balls to do so…

    However, it has triggered more questions for you unfortunately…

    As for Tamils living out side North – is it only because SL army went bombing the areas ? Why did Tamils like Douglus Devananda, Neelan Thiruchelvan had to leave Jaffna ?? Is it because of the SL army ??? Also, now the bombing is over – so why not they return ??

    My perspective is that – Yes – since there was a war and was not suitable for living, these people went to other areas including overseas – but that does not necessarily mean that they were sharing their thoughts with the LTTE – am I right ??

    As per Tamils working and living cushy lives in Colombo – Thank you for accepting the fact that they do live in other parts of the world and they do live very happy lives over here. Yes, they do live and have lived in these areas for hundreds of years including there forefathers. Yes – Colombo is the economic hub and not only Tamils, but all Sri Lankans from various parts of the Island come to this commercial capital to make there fortune and they have done so in a very successful manner.

    Hence, this does not necessarily mean that any Sri Lankan would come to Colombo because their areas are patrolled by army persons noh ?? Also your argument of Tamils not finding jobs in Sinhala companies is rubbish. Take a groups as John Keells – How many Tamils work there ? There was a CEO who was a tamil there sometime back too ha ? What about Ceylico group belonging to a Sinhales ? How about Sidhalepa – owned for generations by Singhales – load of tamils work there noh ??

    Well, now my question – if you also agree that there are Tamils living and working in other areas including colombo and are quite successful, Why do you guys cry out Genocide ????????? Million Dollar Question noh ?? Is it that you guys are contradicting your own statements ?

    Velu – I thank you again for answering me and hope you will get another ball to answer the above questions that I posted

  379. Fernando !!

    How can the Supreme Court release SF if there is sufficient evidence against him ? At least he is being looked after and kept in the former Navy commanders official residence and not in a cell.

    Jaffna City

    It is the poor Sri Lankan garment factory worker and the small industry person that would get effected from any trade embark put on SL. Now this also includes the Tamil people of Jaffna and other parts of the Island – do U like them to suffer?? is it part of your liberation struggle ??

    Velu

    The election you held, why not have it in Sri Lanka among the Tamil population here – why not get feedback from Pillayan’s group. Douglas D’s group and Thondaman’s group ??? I can also add Mano G if you want to.. What you do in some other country with so many rules imposed as Reductio mentioned in an above post does not count…. The voters are filtered – so much for democracy !!

    JIM MD – Guess this IP will be blocked by tomorrow too – however, I hope that you’d at least allow any other Sri Lankan to take the baton over from me..

    Also, it was disappointing to notice that there was no AI site for the HR abuses that happen in Afghanistan – very sad to see that you only cry out for tiny countries like ours and not to the Americans !! – Good luck with your mission to squeeze and tamper developing countries !

  380. In response to Tin Tin's comment of Mar. 1, 8:53 A.M., there are sites on both the AI and AIUSA websites detailing Amnesty's concerns in Afghanistan. Please visit http://www.amnesty.org and http://www.amnestyusa.org to find those sites.

    In response to Paramanathan's comment of Mar. 1, 3:24 P.M., please refrain from simply re-posting on this site articles found elsewhere; your comment consists of an IRIN article published earlier today. This forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original post, not for simply publicizing articles one thinks might be of interest. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment.

  381. 99yr Tamil woman IDP said " .. i saw so much death"

    Arulamma Thambiraja, 99, was among tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's north by fighting.

    In April 2009, she imprisoned in a concentration camp with her family for 9 month and was there until January 2010 year.

    She now lives with a relative near the capital Colombo, where she told IRIN of the fighting and her dreams to return home:

    "Things were deteriorating by the minute, there was constant shelling .

    I never expected to survive.

    Every second was like a lifetime there.

    My sons were carrying me.

    We could not stay in one place for long, it was very difficult.

    Food was hard to find … going to the toilet was risking death.

    It is with God's grace that I am here, nothing else.

    I don't know how I made it out, it was terrible, there were people everywhere running scared.

    I just closed my eyes every time there was a loud sound; I never expected to open them.

    It was a like a very long, very bad dream.

    So many things have happened in my lifetime.

    The war began when I was already a grandmother and in my 60s.

    I have seen things I never thought I would, so much death, so much destruction.

  382. How can Sri Lankan Government can imprison 99 yr old Tamil grandmother ?? Was she a Terrorist ??

  383. In response to Tin Tin's comment of Mar. 1, 8:53 A.M., there are sites on both the AI and AIUSA websites detailing Amnesty's concerns in Afghanistan. Please visit http://www.amnesty.org and http://www.amnestyusa.org to find those sites.

    In response to Paramanathan's comment of Mar. 1, 3:24 P.M., please refrain from simply re-posting on this site articles found elsewhere; your comment consists of an IRIN article published earlier today. This forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original post, not for simply publicizing articles one thinks might be of interest. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment.

  384. In response to Tin Tin's comment of Mar. 1, 8:53 A.M., there are sites on both the AI and AIUSA websites detailing Amnesty's concerns in Afghanistan. Please visit http://www.amnesty.org and http://www.amnestyusa.org to find those sites.

    In response to Paramanathan's comment of Mar. 1, 3:24 P.M., please refrain from simply re-posting on this site articles found elsewhere; your comment consists of an IRIN article published earlier today. This forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original post, not for simply publicizing articles one thinks might be of interest. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment.

  385. Asian member states of the UN had congratulated Mahinda on the use of military force to destroy the LTTE.

    Now the LTTE is gone why does Mahinda imitate Robert Mugabe and destroy the opposition and allow the military to go on a spree causing untold suffering on civilians in Tamil areas.

    Allowing the rape of a child in a GOSL militarised zone is disgusting. It further demonstrates there was never any intention by the GOSL to protect any Tamil civilians. How much evidence does the international community need?

  386. 99yr Tamil woman IDP said ” .. i saw so much death”

    Arulamma Thambiraja, 99, was among tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka’s north by fighting.

    In April 2009, she imprisoned in a concentration camp with her family for 9 month and was there until January 2010 year.

    She now lives with a relative near the capital Colombo, where she told IRIN of the fighting and her dreams to return home:

    “Things were deteriorating by the minute, there was constant shelling .

    I never expected to survive.

    Every second was like a lifetime there.

    My sons were carrying me.

    We could not stay in one place for long, it was very difficult.

    Food was hard to find … going to the toilet was risking death.

    It is with God’s grace that I am here, nothing else.

    I don’t know how I made it out, it was terrible, there were people everywhere running scared.

    I just closed my eyes every time there was a loud sound; I never expected to open them.

    It was a like a very long, very bad dream.

    So many things have happened in my lifetime.

    The war began when I was already a grandmother and in my 60s.

    I have seen things I never thought I would, so much death, so much destruction.

  387. How can Sri Lankan Government can imprison 99 yr old Tamil grandmother ?? Was she a Terrorist ??

  388. In response to Tin Tin’s comment of Mar. 1, 8:53 A.M., there are sites on both the AI and AIUSA websites detailing Amnesty’s concerns in Afghanistan. Please visit http://www.amnesty.org and http://www.amnestyusa.org to find those sites.

    In response to Paramanathan’s comment of Mar. 1, 3:24 P.M., please refrain from simply re-posting on this site articles found elsewhere; your comment consists of an IRIN article published earlier today. This forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original post, not for simply publicizing articles one thinks might be of interest. Please do not abuse the opportunity to comment.

  389. Asian member states of the UN had congratulated Mahinda on the use of military force to destroy the LTTE.

    Now the LTTE is gone why does Mahinda imitate Robert Mugabe and destroy the opposition and allow the military to go on a spree causing untold suffering on civilians in Tamil areas.

    Allowing the rape of a child in a GOSL militarised zone is disgusting. It further demonstrates there was never any intention by the GOSL to protect any Tamil civilians. How much evidence does the international community need?

  390. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights mentioned Sri Lanka today in her address to the UN Human Rights Council, welcoming progress made in returning displaced persons and calling for a full investigation into grave violations committed by all sides during the war, among other things. See http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayN

  391. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights mentioned Sri Lanka today in her address to the UN Human Rights Council, welcoming progress made in returning displaced persons and calling for a full investigation into grave violations committed by all sides during the war, among other things. See http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayN

  392. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights mentioned Sri Lanka today in her address to the UN Human Rights Council, welcoming progress made in returning displaced persons and calling for a full investigation into grave violations committed by all sides during the war, among other things. See http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayN

  393. Eventhough some of the IDPs allowed to go their home, but many still not allowed to go their home. People are still not allowed east of A9 road. So called safe zone or killing field where over 50,000 tamils were killed, is over 30 mls away from A9 rd. Is sri lanka still doing any demining in this area? Sinhalicisation of Tamil homelands? http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  394. Sri lanka's propaganda agents linked Asian Tribune website as their source many time. Even 4 Sri Lankan execution video authenticity. Now we can see the real face
    Mr. Rajasinghham a former journalist turned politician and according to Sri Lankan press, he was on permanent payroll of Sri Lankan intelligence agency.
    This website is nothing but a one-man-show of K T Rajasinghham

    It is apprehended that, since Sri Lankan authorities might already have lost interest in this man and his website, because of their recent success in almost eliminating the LTTE issue and stopped funding his ventures

    for more details http://www.weeklyblitz.net/554/dubious-asian-trib

  395. Eventhough some of the IDPs allowed to go their home, but many still not allowed to go their home. People are still not allowed east of A9 road. So called safe zone or killing field where over 50,000 tamils were killed, is over 30 mls away from A9 rd. Is sri lanka still doing any demining in this area? Sinhalicisation of Tamil homelands? http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  396. Eventhough some of the IDPs allowed to go their home, but many still not allowed to go their home. People are still not allowed east of A9 road. So called safe zone or killing field where over 50,000 tamils were killed, is over 30 mls away from A9 rd. Is sri lanka still doing any demining in this area? Sinhalicisation of Tamil homelands? http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  397. Sri lanka's propaganda agents linked Asian Tribune website as their source many time. Even 4 Sri Lankan execution video authenticity. Now we can see the real face
    Mr. Rajasinghham a former journalist turned politician and according to Sri Lankan press, he was on permanent payroll of Sri Lankan intelligence agency.
    This website is nothing but a one-man-show of K T Rajasinghham

    It is apprehended that, since Sri Lankan authorities might already have lost interest in this man and his website, because of their recent success in almost eliminating the LTTE issue and stopped funding his ventures

    for more details http://www.weeklyblitz.net/554/dubious-asian-trib

  398. Sri lanka's propaganda agents linked Asian Tribune website as their source many time. Even 4 Sri Lankan execution video authenticity. Now we can see the real face
    Mr. Rajasinghham a former journalist turned politician and according to Sri Lankan press, he was on permanent payroll of Sri Lankan intelligence agency.
    This website is nothing but a one-man-show of K T Rajasinghham

    It is apprehended that, since Sri Lankan authorities might already have lost interest in this man and his website, because of their recent success in almost eliminating the LTTE issue and stopped funding his ventures

    for more details http://www.weeklyblitz.net/554/dubious-asian-trib

  399. Rohan !

    Totally agree that the conduct is inappropriate. In fact, I little bit of info confirmed that these idiots are new recruits with little training, hence, less disciplined. However, No excuse – So are we not at least happy that there is law and order in the country as the army guys have been arrested and dealt with punishments ?? it is not as what you try to portray that there is no law and order at all.

  400. Paramanathan / Krishna,

    I will put this in a way you could understand (May be)

    See if you have a basket of Eggs filled with Good eggs and Rotten eggs and if you are told to separate without breaking the eggs, it takes some time – You need to either put them in a basin of water etc.. to know exactly which is what and not just by looking at the shell.

    This is exactly what happened right after the war. You had to separate the innocent people as in the case of this old Mother. She had to be further saved from the Rotten eggs – the escaped Terrorists who were living with her in the camps. The fact that she has found a home now explains that the camps were make shift camps and not detention camps as you terrorists try to paint.

    If we read Parama's story, it is clear that this mother has gone through hell – suffered a lot due to the unprecedented war that occurred during the past 30 years. I am so glad that she is living in peace (Finally) in the comforts of Colombo. I wish she could have escaped the clutches of the brutal terrorists and come to Colombo 30 years ago.

    So, all in all, who is to be blamed for her misery ???? The government that saved her and made her happy finally or the Terrorists who made her life a living hell during the past 30 years ???