Sri Lankan doctors "recant" prior testimony

A group of Sri Lankan doctors currently in detention were produced by the Sri Lankan government before the media today in order to recant their prior reports of civilian deaths during the last stages of the war between the Sri Lankan military and the opposition Tamil Tigers.  I’d written about three of these doctors in an earlier entry on this blog, expressing concern that their arrest by the government shortly after leaving the war zone was in reprisal for their earlier reports.  The doctors had provided eyewitness accounts from the war zone detailing the extent of civilian suffering earlier this year.

Since January, an intense military offensive by the government gradually reconquered all the territory once held by the Tigers.  In mid-May, the government announced that it had defeated the Tigers and recaptured all their territory.  Trapped in the war zone with the Tigers had been thousands of civilians who were prevented by the Tigers from leaving; some civilians who did flee were shot by the Tigers as they did so.  The government forces repeatedly shelled the war zone, despite the heavy concentration of civilians in an increasingly shrinking area.  The government denied that it had caused any civilian casualties.  Since the government barred independent observers and the media from the war zone, the doctors’ reports were one of the few eyewitness accounts available as to what was actually happening in the war zone.

Despite U.N figures of more than 7,000 civilian deaths this year, the doctors today said only 650-750 civilians were killed this year.  Their estimate also happens to be far below the Sri Lankan government’s own estimate – a Sri Lankan government official last month estimated 3,000 – 5,000 civilians had been killed.

The Sri Lankan government had said, and the doctors today asserted, that their earlier reports from the war zone had been given under pressure from the Tigers who then controlled the area they were in.  Consider this:  the doctors have been in detention by the government since mid-May and have yet to be charged.  At today’s press conference, they expressed hope that they might now be released.

Also consider that last week, Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa had said in an interview with the Indian newspaper, The Hindu, when asked why the doctors couldn’t be released now, “I told them to organize a press conference.  Let the doctors come and say what they have to say.”  You might think that that would mean that the doctors have now done what the President wanted, so they’d now be released.  But note that in the same interview, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to President Rajapaksa, had said about the doctors, “If they go scot-free, it will set a very bad precedent.”

If the doctors had been under pressure earlier from the Tigers while the fighting was going on, have they since been under pressure from the government to “recant” their earlier reports?  AI said today that the doctors’ statements were “expected and predicted,” since we feared that their detention by the government was intended to produce exactly the result we saw today.

I’ll repeat the request I made in my earlier entry about the doctors:  please write to President Mahinda Rajapaksa (Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka, email:  priu@presidentsoffice.lk) and to the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya (email:  slembassy@slembassyusa.org).  Please ask that the doctors be released immediately from detention unless they’re promptly charged with a recognizable crime.  They should be given all the medical care they may need, especially Dr. Varatharajah, as well as access to their relatives and lawyers of their choice.  Thanks for your help.

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158 thoughts on “Sri Lankan doctors "recant" prior testimony

  1. Oh – So Now it is the legally elected government who has pressurized the good doctors to lie and not a Terrorist organization ??

    I can laugh from the rear end of my body when hearing such comments !!

  2. So according to AI the doctors said the truth when they were under the control of the LTTE, but are lying under the government pressure? This is hillarious.

    I feel the AI is under some sort of a pressure to release this sort of baseless statements … may be fear of losing jobs in this recession time if wolrd conflicts come to an end. So keep it up… keep the flames of hatred lit of communities, otherwise u all will lose ur jobs.

  3. Sri Lanka acts like a raw model for other countries to violate human rights and fool the international community. Good luck!

  4. Hello Roshan,

    If You correct your comment like this:

    Oh – So Now it is the legally elected government by the majority Sinhalese people who has pressurized the good minority Tamil doctors to lie and not an organization that fight for minority Tamils??

    Can you laugh from the rear end of your body now?

  5. Nathan – Exactly !!

    I would opt to believe the credibility of a legal entity than a Terrorist group. Since we know what the LTTE did before (in form of terrorizing people and using them as human shields) it is not that difficult for me to believe that the Doctors are telling the truth. trust me, if they were by any means LTTE supporters, the government would have already taken them to courts.. !

  6. Nathan – also you comment on Government elected by Majority Singhala People – what do you expect when the Majority is Snghala – none of us can help it – 85% of the population in Sri Lanka are Singhalees. To make things worse, LTTE prevented the Tamils who were under their control from voting. Ranil lost by 480,000 votes. So you can't blame the people that included Muslims, Tamils, Burghers and others who voted for Mahinda R.

  7. Oh – So Now it is the legally elected government who has pressurized the good doctors to lie and not a Terrorist organization ??

    I can laugh from the rear end of my body when hearing such comments !!

  8. Hey Suja !!

    The Doctors have clearly stated who acted in an inhumane manner – so Most of us could rest our cases I guess !!

  9. Two Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers sentenced in England for rape

    (By: Janaka Alahapperuma from London)

    Two Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers used to live in South England have been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail over the rape of a 21 year old British girl. Judge Graham White also recommended that both men, who come from Sri Lanka as refugees, should be deported when they are released from prison. But the final decision on whether they should be returned to Sri Lanka will be made by the Home Office.

    As a result of their convictions, Tharumaseelam Thangavel (27) and Arunan Thanabalasingam (30 ) will remain on the UK sex offenders' register indefinitely. The 21-year-old victim who is a undergraduate university student faced both offenders in Portsmouth court as she recounted her ordeal at their hands.The student, who can't be identified for legal reasons sat in the public gallery as the two Tamil men were jailed for eight and a half years each after her harrowing evidence was heard by the court. The jury took three hours to convict both men of rape.

    The young university girl had been out drinking in Southsea when she was offered a lift home by Thangavel and Thanabalasingam. These two Tamil men drove her back to their home and told her that she could sleep in a spare room.Later they took it in turns to rape her as she begged them to leave her alone. They then drove her back to Southsea and left her by the side of the road. She immediately complained to the nearest Police and two Tamil men were arrested soon after the incident.

    They claimed they had consensual sex with the woman, and stood trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

    After the verdict the victim said, "It was a horrible experience and awful having to reveal everything in front of the jury. I thought I was going to be okay, but I kept breaking down in tears. I could not help it.I was determined to go through with it and make sure they would not get away with what they had done".

    The victim added, "I was so relieved when I heard they had been found guilty.I felt that everything I had done had been worth it. I'm pleased that they will be in prison for a long time, although I just wish it was forever". Portsmouth Police praised the young girl's courage. Detective Sergeant Sue Murray who was in-charge of the trial said, "The victim in this case deserves huge credit for the courage she has shown throughout this ordeal. She was in the witness box for nearly three days giving evidence, which was incredibly tough for her. I think a lot of what she has done and why she has done it is to help other people and show that these matters should be reported. This is the best outcome to a very bad situation but hopefully she will get some closure from it now".

  10. So according to AI the doctors said the truth when they were under the control of the LTTE, but are lying under the government pressure? This is hillarious.

    I feel the AI is under some sort of a pressure to release this sort of baseless statements … may be fear of losing jobs in this recession time if wolrd conflicts come to an end. So keep it up… keep the flames of hatred lit of communities, otherwise u all will lose ur jobs.

  11. Suja – I trust that you are a LTTE supporter who is bitter about their defeat too.

    FYI – Singhalees living abroad haven't gone their on Asylum and have gone with proper jobs. So there is no need for them to sell them selves !

  12. Sri Lanka acts like a raw model for other countries to violate human rights and fool the international community. Good luck!

  13. Hello Roshan,

    If You correct your comment like this:

    Oh – So Now it is the legally elected government by the majority Sinhalese people who has pressurized the good minority Tamil doctors to lie and not an organization that fight for minority Tamils??

    Can you laugh from the rear end of your body now?

  14. Shelter

    Singhalese are the worst FOOLISh ethnci in the world. Singhalese get university entrance without basic qualification. Pass marks is less than 20, if person take an exam in singhala language.

    Singhalese are bloodhtirsty killing ethnic.

    60 Years singhala terrorism is in singhala srilanka.

    Arrogant singhalese burn Tamils' properties and kill them.

  15. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thanks for everuthing Amnesty is doing to shed light on the plight of Tamils and human rights vilolations in Sri Lanka.

    The doctors are intimidated to tell this. Otherwise why are they not being released. Same with the Tamil parliamentarian and clergy.

    Today Sri Lanka has ordered ICRC and other aid agencies too to 'scale back'.

    They want the foreign nationals out.

    All this is done to hide the humanitarian crisis faced by Tamils.

    I appeal AI to make more 'prudent' actions otherwise it will be just as late like earlier this year.

    I appeal AI to launch a cricket related campaign as Sri Lanka goes onto hoodwink the world with all the cosmetic changes and facades but denying right for livelihood for 300,000 Tamils.

    President has ordered live Tamil live broadcasts, but people don't have water in the camps, do they have radios?
    http://www.island.lk/2009/07/08/news2.html

    This is the situation faced by the detained Tamils, please do more to help them.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/841 (I.D.P Camps in Manik Farm: An eye-witness account)

    Thank you Amnesty, I humblt appeal for actions that will work towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and all Sri Lankans.

  16. I can name many Singhalees who even have designed space crafts for NASA. Tell me a few Tamils please… Even if they are foolish, they are not stupid or foolish like LTTE to fight for another countries land !!

    You are a born looser supporting Terrorists LTTE !

  17. I believe that the Topic is to talk of what the Doctors have to say and not about publishing false links (Indonesian) on you tube about prostitution. That it self shows the intelligent levels of Suja.

    I feel that Suja knows a lot about the prostitution industry by the look of it – the reason he is going as Wesige Putha (rightfully so) on Youtube. So if he is a result of such act by his mom – may Maha Brahma help him get out of the psychological turmoil he is entangled in.

  18. Tamils are in all the fields. The World found out already Tamils' innovations.

    Arrogant Singhalese are immigrant. Vijaya came with a tree from poorest state. It is a history. Vijaya created a ethnic with street dogs, it is arrognat singhala terrorist ethnic now.

  19. Shelter !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Who started to publish singhala arrogant activities?

    Being Inhumane !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 7:14 am

  20. Nathan – Exactly !!

    I would opt to believe the credibility of a legal entity than a Terrorist group. Since we know what the LTTE did before (in form of terrorizing people and using them as human shields) it is not that difficult for me to believe that the Doctors are telling the truth. trust me, if they were by any means LTTE supporters, the government would have already taken them to courts.. !

  21. Nathan – also you comment on Government elected by Majority Singhala People – what do you expect when the Majority is Snghala – none of us can help it – 85% of the population in Sri Lanka are Singhalees. To make things worse, LTTE prevented the Tamils who were under their control from voting. Ranil lost by 480,000 votes. So you can’t blame the people that included Muslims, Tamils, Burghers and others who voted for Mahinda R.

  22. Suja – Ane Palayan Ban – Umbalage jathiya thamai Suddanta Puka Denne Asylum gihilla Lankawata kelawanna.. That's all some of you are good at !

    Even Before Vijaya – some of your guys from south India had attacked us – see during Ravana, Rama attacked (this is a mythology, however, I quote it). We have lived here for more than 10,000 years as recent findings and the DNA matches us than you. Wijaya only started the History – Civilization of Sighalees – but our natives were there before that who were talking in Original Singhala without being mixed with Sanskrit. Go study History.

  23. Rawanan is a Tamil. Tamils are original in ceylon. singhalam is created with many ethnic.
    vijaya created a violent arrogant ethnic.

    Singhalese must learn history

  24. Shelter !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009

    Your arrogant singhala talk is enough to prove that singhalese are arrognat ethnic.

  25. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thanks for everuthing Amnesty is doing to shed light on the plight of Tamils and human rights vilolations in Sri Lanka.

    The doctors are intimidated to tell this. Otherwise why are they not being released. Same with the Tamil parliamentarian and clergy.

    Today Sri Lanka has ordered ICRC and other aid agencies too to 'scale back'.

    They want the foreign nationals out.

    All this is done to hide the humanitarian crisis faced by Tamils.

    I appeal AI to make more 'prudent' actions otherwise it will be just as late like earlier this year.

    I appeal AI to launch a cricket related campaign as Sri Lanka goes onto hoodwink the world with all the cosmetic changes and facades but denying right for livelihood for 300,000 Tamils.

    President has ordered live Tamil live broadcasts, but people don't have water in the camps, do they have radios?
    http://www.island.lk/2009/07/08/news2.html

    This is the situation faced by the detained Tamils, please do more to help them.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/841 (I.D.P Camps in Manik Farm: An eye-witness account)

    Thank you Amnesty, I humblt appeal for actions that will work towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and all Sri Lankans.

  26. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thanks for everuthing Amnesty is doing to shed light on the plight of Tamils and human rights vilolations in Sri Lanka.

    The doctors are intimidated to tell this. Otherwise why are they not being released. Same with the Tamil parliamentarian and clergy.

    Today Sri Lanka has ordered ICRC and other aid agencies too to 'scale back'.

    They want the foreign nationals out.

    All this is done to hide the humanitarian crisis faced by Tamils.

    I appeal AI to make more 'prudent' actions otherwise it will be just as late like earlier this year.

    I appeal AI to launch a cricket related campaign as Sri Lanka goes onto hoodwink the world with all the cosmetic changes and facades but denying right for livelihood for 300,000 Tamils.

    President has ordered live Tamil live broadcasts, but people don't have water in the camps, do they have radios?
    http://www.island.lk/2009/07/08/news2.html

    This is the situation faced by the detained Tamils, please do more to help them.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/841 (I.D.P Camps in Manik Farm: An eye-witness account)

    Thank you Amnesty, I humblt appeal for actions that will work towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and all Sri Lankans.

  27. Britain has listed over 5,000 to 6,000 known paedophile tourists. India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Agrentina and some Arab countries are the most favoured destinations of sex tourists. ("Global law to punish sex tourists sought by Britain and EU," The Indian Express, 21 November 1997)
    http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/uk.htm

    A Buddhist monk arrested for running a brothel of boy prostitutes http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/11/35891

  28. ‘Kirsna’ birth (Raaman) is in the Bible.
    Raavanan is a Tamil.

    God Buddha is a Hindu.

    Tamil is a very ancient language. India and Ceylon was one country before. How possible to come totally different language near to a big Tamil nation?

    Conclusion:
    Singhalam was created with many ethnic before few years.

  29. Thank you Mr McDonald for highlighting the plight of the Tamil doctors under the brutal in-humane treatment by the occupying singhala government and their military forces. If the occupying singala government forces can treat these high profile prisoners-of-war this way, imagine how they would be treating the poor innocent 300,000 Tamil civilians in the singala military internment camps? Just imagine the plight of the 3 million Tamil civilians in singala government control?..Amnesty must do more! We must plead with President Obama to urge UN Humanitarian Intervention to PROTECT the Tamils.

  30. Singhala language is very similar to ‘kujirath’ and singhala font is similar to Thailand. Singhalese totally depend on someone.

  31. Britain has listed over 5,000 to 6,000 known paedophile tourists. India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Agrentina and some Arab countries are the most favoured destinations of sex tourists. ("Global law to punish sex tourists sought by Britain and EU," The Indian Express, 21 November 1997)
    http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/uk.htm

    A Buddhist monk arrested for running a brothel of boy prostitutes http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/11/35891

  32. Britain has listed over 5,000 to 6,000 known paedophile tourists. India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Agrentina and some Arab countries are the most favoured destinations of sex tourists. ("Global law to punish sex tourists sought by Britain and EU," The Indian Express, 21 November 1997)
    http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/uk.htm

    A Buddhist monk arrested for running a brothel of boy prostitutes http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/11/35891

  33. As President Ronald Reagan said:

    "Are we better off today than four years ago?."

    What answer the Tamils will get for the same question today?

    Since 2002 the IC and the infamous "co-chairs" told everyone a "political solution" is in the works. Now what happened. The people have been let down so badly, not only they are being held captive now, the Sri Lankan government continues to hoodwink the world, and everyone just accepts it.

    How long is UN going to do this, "aah this is a difficult government to work with, therefore have to go travel along Sri Lanka’s tyrannical path to get some help to the people.."?

    UN was kicked out of the conflict zones in Sep 2008. And today a the scale back!!

    Sri Lanka afraid of having NGO witnesses leaking out all the violations.. huge outcry only when Bashir do these things. It is OK for Rajapakses bros to do??

    Let Sri Lanka be known that international "association" is a two way street, if it chooses "isolation" only when it comes to helping Tamils, that is just blatant hypocrisy.

    Sri Lanka "Free the Tamil Doctors, Free the Tamil Parliamentarian, Free Journalist Tissa & Jayakaran, Free the clergy, Free the 300,000 detained Tamils, Investigate war crimes…NOW

  34. Sri Lanka is not only misleading the International community but also successfully driving the Sinhala majority to paint Tamil minority evil.The notorious evil doers of the world seems to back it TRUTH will always be on the side of the Tamils, surely the divine powers are totally aware.
    Sri Lankan politics sucks,their forces are trained and tainted to be evil and corrupt. Recently they were deployed by UN to protect the innocent civilians in Haiti, they showed their colors while on duty and sent back by return.
    As long as corruption is present in Sri Lanka the the poor will get exploited to perform immoral acts for their basic survival while serving the evil politicians.

    There is certainly a thirst for peace in Sri Lanka among Tamils and Sinhalese citizens alike yet Sri Lanka adopts crazy methods in spite of the out cry of the "people of the world". Sri Lanka seems to use short term tactics to bring long term peace. Sadly, Sri Lanka keeps digging their own grave while all of it's citizens, diaspora and the well wishers are in amazement and disgust. Sri Lanka's methods and actions proves that they certainly want to be known in the world not by it's fame but through it's notorious behavior.
    Shame for a country of such standard in the 50's, 60's & may be even in the 70's when the country was known as Ceylon when sinhala nationalism was in moderation not at the expense of humanity to such a degree. There was a bit of sanity and importance for the politicians to be humans too, though they played Tamil card for votes at times. Now the barbarism has crept in together
    I wish we could rewind back to the good old days.
    300,000 people behind barbed wire at the mercy of the evil forces around them with total impunity. Please some one who has the power.. do something ….in the name of humanity. This is a helpless situation, if they were animals the animal protection organizations could have obtained access to them. Today BBC reported, Red Cross has been asked to close it's offices in the NE of Sri Lanka while there is enormous need for food, water and medical supplies.
    Am I in a nightmare?! Where are the good people of the world? We need to shake the corrupt powers to at least act as HUMAN helping a fellow HUMAN from dirty politics. They are after the basic survival need to avoid further suffering behind barbed wires of Vanni Sri Lanka. There was a time the bombs were falling on them and these people were assured safety if they took refuge with the Govt forces. Now they are under the spell of the same forces and yet not getting sufficient care, if the Govt could not afford it why can't they allow the caring organizations?! 300,000 lives young and old are in peril while everyone washes off their responsibility to protect them under the pretense of
    of terror the only term "any idiot" of the world understands to make brash statements. These are people who once lived self sufficient in their own houses in the lands that fed them. Now they are displaced and put in a camp that is all these are regular people who mids their own business working hard for their living they totally deserve food, water, medical supplies and care.
    People, do your duty to just speak against the injustice in Sri Lanka. It is still the same "Globe" we all live in and it is the global reference term that has put these 300,000 people behind barbed wires in their own country by the evil doers
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter"
    Martin Luther King jr

  35. Hey Suja !!

    The Doctors have clearly stated who acted in an inhumane manner – so Most of us could rest our cases I guess !!

  36. Two Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers sentenced in England for rape

    (By: Janaka Alahapperuma from London)

    Two Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers used to live in South England have been sentenced to eight and a half years in jail over the rape of a 21 year old British girl. Judge Graham White also recommended that both men, who come from Sri Lanka as refugees, should be deported when they are released from prison. But the final decision on whether they should be returned to Sri Lanka will be made by the Home Office.

    As a result of their convictions, Tharumaseelam Thangavel (27) and Arunan Thanabalasingam (30 ) will remain on the UK sex offenders’ register indefinitely. The 21-year-old victim who is a undergraduate university student faced both offenders in Portsmouth court as she recounted her ordeal at their hands.The student, who can’t be identified for legal reasons sat in the public gallery as the two Tamil men were jailed for eight and a half years each after her harrowing evidence was heard by the court. The jury took three hours to convict both men of rape.

    The young university girl had been out drinking in Southsea when she was offered a lift home by Thangavel and Thanabalasingam. These two Tamil men drove her back to their home and told her that she could sleep in a spare room.Later they took it in turns to rape her as she begged them to leave her alone. They then drove her back to Southsea and left her by the side of the road. She immediately complained to the nearest Police and two Tamil men were arrested soon after the incident.

    They claimed they had consensual sex with the woman, and stood trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

    After the verdict the victim said, “It was a horrible experience and awful having to reveal everything in front of the jury. I thought I was going to be okay, but I kept breaking down in tears. I could not help it.I was determined to go through with it and make sure they would not get away with what they had done”.

    The victim added, “I was so relieved when I heard they had been found guilty.I felt that everything I had done had been worth it. I’m pleased that they will be in prison for a long time, although I just wish it was forever”. Portsmouth Police praised the young girl’s courage. Detective Sergeant Sue Murray who was in-charge of the trial said, “The victim in this case deserves huge credit for the courage she has shown throughout this ordeal. She was in the witness box for nearly three days giving evidence, which was incredibly tough for her. I think a lot of what she has done and why she has done it is to help other people and show that these matters should be reported. This is the best outcome to a very bad situation but hopefully she will get some closure from it now”.

  37. Suja – I trust that you are a LTTE supporter who is bitter about their defeat too.

    FYI – Singhalees living abroad haven’t gone their on Asylum and have gone with proper jobs. So there is no need for them to sell them selves !

  38. Shelter

    Singhalese are the worst FOOLISh ethnci in the world. Singhalese get university entrance without basic qualification. Pass marks is less than 20, if person take an exam in singhala language.

    Singhalese are bloodhtirsty killing ethnic.

    60 Years singhala terrorism is in singhala srilanka.

    Arrogant singhalese burn Tamils’ properties and kill them.

  39. I can name many Singhalees who even have designed space crafts for NASA. Tell me a few Tamils please… Even if they are foolish, they are not stupid or foolish like LTTE to fight for another countries land !!

    You are a born looser supporting Terrorists LTTE !

  40. The Amadinejad blog that AI posted yesterday (accompanied by a YouTube video) has caused the whole blog to mess up badly! Something is truly wrong with the blogs lately, and I want the video from the Amadinejad blog to be removed and replaced with a link to the video, because embedding the video doesn't work. :(

  41. I believe that the Topic is to talk of what the Doctors have to say and not about publishing false links (Indonesian) on you tube about prostitution. That it self shows the intelligent levels of Suja.

    I feel that Suja knows a lot about the prostitution industry by the look of it – the reason he is going as Wesige Putha (rightfully so) on Youtube. So if he is a result of such act by his mom – may Maha Brahma help him get out of the psychological turmoil he is entangled in.

  42. Tamils are in all the fields. The World found out already Tamils’ innovations.

    Arrogant Singhalese are immigrant. Vijaya came with a tree from poorest state. It is a history. Vijaya created a ethnic with street dogs, it is arrognat singhala terrorist ethnic now.

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

    Genocide in Sri Lanka is real. Innocents are still being tortured, raped, murdered and starved. We have to make a choice whether to let the killings continue or we do something to stop it.
    http://richarddix.livejournal.com/2260.html

  44. Shelter !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Who started to publish singhala arrogant activities?

    Being Inhumane !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 7:14 am

  45. Suja – Ane Palayan Ban – Umbalage jathiya thamai Suddanta Puka Denne Asylum gihilla Lankawata kelawanna.. That’s all some of you are good at !

    Even Before Vijaya – some of your guys from south India had attacked us – see during Ravana, Rama attacked (this is a mythology, however, I quote it). We have lived here for more than 10,000 years as recent findings and the DNA matches us than you. Wijaya only started the History – Civilization of Sighalees – but our natives were there before that who were talking in Original Singhala without being mixed with Sanskrit. Go study History.

  46. Navaali St. Peter’s Church victims remembered
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 09 July 2009, 17:37 GMT]
    More than a hundred family members and friends gathered in front of Navaali St. Peter’s Church in Jaffna in remembrance of the 141 civilians killed and 347 seriously injured when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed the church on 9 July 1995 where people had sought protection during the Sri Lanka government offensive on Jaffna, sources in Jaffna said. A boy who had been a year old when his father was killed in the Navaali Church bombing garlanded the memorial statue erected in front of Navaali St. Peter’s Church Thursday moving the people gathered to tears, the sources added.

    A memorial service in the church was held at 5:45 a.m Thursday by Rev. John Mowli.

  47. Rawanan is a Tamil. Tamils are original in ceylon. singhalam is created with many ethnic.
    vijaya created a violent arrogant ethnic.

    Singhalese must learn history

  48. Shelter !! Says:

    July 9th, 2009

    Your arrogant singhala talk is enough to prove that singhalese are arrognat ethnic.

  49. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thanks for everuthing Amnesty is doing to shed light on the plight of Tamils and human rights vilolations in Sri Lanka.

    The doctors are intimidated to tell this. Otherwise why are they not being released. Same with the Tamil parliamentarian and clergy.

    Today Sri Lanka has ordered ICRC and other aid agencies too to ‘scale back’.

    They want the foreign nationals out.

    All this is done to hide the humanitarian crisis faced by Tamils.

    I appeal AI to make more ‘prudent’ actions otherwise it will be just as late like earlier this year.

    I appeal AI to launch a cricket related campaign as Sri Lanka goes onto hoodwink the world with all the cosmetic changes and facades but denying right for livelihood for 300,000 Tamils.

    President has ordered live Tamil live broadcasts, but people don’t have water in the camps, do they have radios?

    http://www.island.lk/2009/07/08/news2.html

    This is the situation faced by the detained Tamils, please do more to help them.

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/841 (I.D.P Camps in Manik Farm: An eye-witness account)

    Thank you Amnesty, I humblt appeal for actions that will work towards the betterment of the lives of Tamils and all Sri Lankans.

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

    Genocide in Sri Lanka is real. Innocents are still being tortured, raped, murdered and starved. We have to make a choice whether to let the killings continue or we do something to stop it.
    http://richarddix.livejournal.com/2260.html

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

    Genocide in Sri Lanka is real. Innocents are still being tortured, raped, murdered and starved. We have to make a choice whether to let the killings continue or we do something to stop it.
    http://richarddix.livejournal.com/2260.html

  52. ‘Kirsna’ birth (Raaman) is in the Bible.
    Raavanan is a Tamil.

    God Buddha is a Hindu.

    Tamil is a very ancient language. India and Ceylon was one country before. How possible to come totally different language near to a big Tamil nation?

    Conclusion:
    Singhalam was created with many ethnic before few years.

  53. Thank you Mr McDonald for highlighting the plight of the Tamil doctors under the brutal in-humane treatment by the occupying singhala government and their military forces. If the occupying singala government forces can treat these high profile prisoners-of-war this way, imagine how they would be treating the poor innocent 300,000 Tamil civilians in the singala military internment camps? Just imagine the plight of the 3 million Tamil civilians in singala government control?..Amnesty must do more! We must plead with President Obama to urge UN Humanitarian Intervention to PROTECT the Tamils.

  54. Singhala language is very similar to ‘kujirath’ and singhala font is similar to Thailand. Singhalese totally depend on someone.

  55. Britain has listed over 5,000 to 6,000 known paedophile tourists. India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Agrentina and some Arab countries are the most favoured destinations of sex tourists. (“Global law to punish sex tourists sought by Britain and EU,” The Indian Express, 21 November 1997)

    http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/uk.htm

    A Buddhist monk arrested for running a brothel of boy prostitutes
    http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2008/11/35891_space.html

  56. As President Ronald Reagan said:

    “Are we better off today than four years ago?.”

    What answer the Tamils will get for the same question today?

    Since 2002 the IC and the infamous “co-chairs” told everyone a “political solution” is in the works. Now what happened. The people have been let down so badly, not only they are being held captive now, the Sri Lankan government continues to hoodwink the world, and everyone just accepts it.

    How long is UN going to do this, “aah this is a difficult government to work with, therefore have to go travel along Sri Lanka’s tyrannical path to get some help to the people..”?

    UN was kicked out of the conflict zones in Sep 2008. And today a the scale back!!

    Sri Lanka afraid of having NGO witnesses leaking out all the violations.. huge outcry only when Bashir do these things. It is OK for Rajapakses bros to do??

    Let Sri Lanka be known that international “association” is a two way street, if it chooses “isolation” only when it comes to helping Tamils, that is just blatant hypocrisy.

    Sri Lanka “Free the Tamil Doctors, Free the Tamil Parliamentarian, Free Journalist Tissa & Jayakaran, Free the clergy, Free the 300,000 detained Tamils, Investigate war crimes…NOW

  57. Sri Lanka is not only misleading the International community but also successfully driving the Sinhala majority to paint Tamil minority evil.The notorious evil doers of the world seems to back it TRUTH will always be on the side of the Tamils, surely the divine powers are totally aware.
    Sri Lankan politics sucks,their forces are trained and tainted to be evil and corrupt. Recently they were deployed by UN to protect the innocent civilians in Haiti, they showed their colors while on duty and sent back by return.
    As long as corruption is present in Sri Lanka the the poor will get exploited to perform immoral acts for their basic survival while serving the evil politicians.

    There is certainly a thirst for peace in Sri Lanka among Tamils and Sinhalese citizens alike yet Sri Lanka adopts crazy methods in spite of the out cry of the “people of the world”. Sri Lanka seems to use short term tactics to bring long term peace. Sadly, Sri Lanka keeps digging their own grave while all of it’s citizens, diaspora and the well wishers are in amazement and disgust. Sri Lanka’s methods and actions proves that they certainly want to be known in the world not by it’s fame but through it’s notorious behavior.
    Shame for a country of such standard in the 50′s, 60′s & may be even in the 70′s when the country was known as Ceylon when sinhala nationalism was in moderation not at the expense of humanity to such a degree. There was a bit of sanity and importance for the politicians to be humans too, though they played Tamil card for votes at times. Now the barbarism has crept in together
    I wish we could rewind back to the good old days.
    300,000 people behind barbed wire at the mercy of the evil forces around them with total impunity. Please some one who has the power.. do something ….in the name of humanity. This is a helpless situation, if they were animals the animal protection organizations could have obtained access to them. Today BBC reported, Red Cross has been asked to close it’s offices in the NE of Sri Lanka while there is enormous need for food, water and medical supplies.
    Am I in a nightmare?! Where are the good people of the world? We need to shake the corrupt powers to at least act as HUMAN helping a fellow HUMAN from dirty politics. They are after the basic survival need to avoid further suffering behind barbed wires of Vanni Sri Lanka. There was a time the bombs were falling on them and these people were assured safety if they took refuge with the Govt forces. Now they are under the spell of the same forces and yet not getting sufficient care, if the Govt could not afford it why can’t they allow the caring organizations?! 300,000 lives young and old are in peril while everyone washes off their responsibility to protect them under the pretense of
    of terror the only term “any idiot” of the world understands to make brash statements. These are people who once lived self sufficient in their own houses in the lands that fed them. Now they are displaced and put in a camp that is all these are regular people who mids their own business working hard for their living they totally deserve food, water, medical supplies and care.
    People, do your duty to just speak against the injustice in Sri Lanka. It is still the same “Globe” we all live in and it is the global reference term that has put these 300,000 people behind barbed wires in their own country by the evil doers
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”
    Martin Luther King jr

  58. The Amadinejad blog that AI posted yesterday (accompanied by a YouTube video) has caused the whole blog to mess up badly! Something is truly wrong with the blogs lately, and I want the video from the Amadinejad blog to be removed and replaced with a link to the video, because embedding the video doesn’t work. :(

  59. Navaali St. Peter’s Church victims remembered
    [TamilNet, Thursday, 09 July 2009, 17:37 GMT]
    More than a hundred family members and friends gathered in front of Navaali St. Peter’s Church in Jaffna in remembrance of the 141 civilians killed and 347 seriously injured when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombed the church on 9 July 1995 where people had sought protection during the Sri Lanka government offensive on Jaffna, sources in Jaffna said. A boy who had been a year old when his father was killed in the Navaali Church bombing garlanded the memorial statue erected in front of Navaali St. Peter’s Church Thursday moving the people gathered to tears, the sources added.

    A memorial service in the church was held at 5:45 a.m Thursday by Rev. John Mowli.

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

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

    http://richarddix.livejournal.com/2260.html

  61. I just cannot fathom how people could lie so much when the whole world seems to be knowing the truth. This is like when the whole world knows that a wall is painted White, the LTTE supporters trying to tell them that it is black – May be the reason the whole world is taking no notice and having a blind eye to all this nonsense.

    Suja – get a life – History in your case has been totally messed up !!

  62. Shelter

    Arrogant signhalese are the dangerous terrorist and LIAR. It is proved already. your arrognat talks prove again as LIAR ethnic and dangerous terrorist ethnic.

  63. Arrogant singhalese are the useless ethnic. Arrogant singhalese don't know anything except Arrogant activities. Arrogant ethnic must be eliminated from the world to survive human.

  64. More than 4000 Tamils were killed in one day in 1983. it means more than 4000 arrognat singhalese involved for Tamil Genocide.

    99% Tamils properties were burnt, stolen, Damaged by arrogant singhalese.It means 99 % SInghalese who were with Tamils, involved in violence or arrogant activities.

  65. I just cannot fathom how people could lie so much when the whole world seems to be knowing the truth. This is like when the whole world knows that a wall is painted White, the LTTE supporters trying to tell them that it is black – May be the reason the whole world is taking no notice and having a blind eye to all this nonsense.

    Suja – get a life – History in your case has been totally messed up !!

  66. On July 25,1983 after the midnight lull, mobs led by people with voter registration lists hand-torched Tamil homes and looted and destroyed Tamil businesses. All traffic was searched, and any Tamils found were killed, maimed, or burned alive. The many policemen deployed throughout the city stood by and watched. Witnesses recall lorry loads of armed troops leisurely waving to looters who waved back.

    I lost everything in 1983

  67. Tens of thousands of homeless Tamils sought refuge in schools and places of worship. In Welikade prison, thirty-five Tamil political prisoners awaiting trial under the Prevention of Terrorism Act were massacred by Sinhalese prisoners with the complicity of jail guards using spikes, clubs, and iron rods. The violence spread rapidly throughout the country, engulfing towns like Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, and Trincomalee. The Indian Tamil town of Kandapola, near Nuwara Eliya, was completely wiped out.

  68. On July 26, the GoSL imposed strict censorship on media reports on the anti-Tamil violence. Word spread of Sri Lanka’s state of disorder as eye witness accounts and photographs taken by returning tourists illustrated the scale of violence.

  69. On July 27, seventeen more Tamil prisoners at Welikade Prison were hacked to death just two days after the first prison massacre. The surviving 36 prisoners were transferred to other prisons. Rioting continued and the curfew was extended. Witnesses to the violence reported that charred corpses of Tamil victims lined the streets of Colombo, some mutilated with “X”s.

  70. On July 29, Tamils in Colombo began evacuating by cargo ship to Jaffna. Hundreds more internally displaced persons waited anxiously for the next cargo ship to transport them to Jaffna.

    when I am 9 years old, without slipper I went to Jaffna as refugee. I faced many singhala arrogant activities.

    I did not get JUSTICE. More than 100 000 Tamils were killed by singhala terrorist in vanni. 1400 Tamils are dying each week in concentration camp.

    Tamils want SAFE life and JUSTICE now. IC! it is your time to SAVE Tamil from bloodthirsty singhala lions' mouth

  71. Shelter

    Arrogant signhalese are the dangerous terrorist and LIAR. It is proved already. your arrognat talks prove again as LIAR ethnic and dangerous terrorist ethnic.

  72. Arrogant singhalese are the useless ethnic. Arrogant singhalese don’t know anything except Arrogant activities. Arrogant ethnic must be eliminated from the world to survive human.

  73. More than 4000 Tamils were killed in one day in 1983. it means more than 4000 arrognat singhalese involved for Tamil Genocide.

    99% Tamils properties were burnt, stolen, Damaged by arrogant singhalese.It means 99 % SInghalese who were with Tamils, involved in violence or arrogant activities.

  74. Suja – Now I see the reason behind you having all these grievances against the Singhalees… Just because a few Asses disrespected your independence, that does not mean that all belong to the same category.. ! However, lying will not help your cause… No where in any prison at any time were TAMIL political prisoners killed for any reason – I know for a fact that most are in Kaluthara Prison and they live in harmony with prisoners from all races… !

  75. On July 25,1983 after the midnight lull, mobs led by people with voter registration lists hand-torched Tamil homes and looted and destroyed Tamil businesses. All traffic was searched, and any Tamils found were killed, maimed, or burned alive. The many policemen deployed throughout the city stood by and watched. Witnesses recall lorry loads of armed troops leisurely waving to looters who waved back.

    I lost everything in 1983

  76. Tens of thousands of homeless Tamils sought refuge in schools and places of worship. In Welikade prison, thirty-five Tamil political prisoners awaiting trial under the Prevention of Terrorism Act were massacred by Sinhalese prisoners with the complicity of jail guards using spikes, clubs, and iron rods. The violence spread rapidly throughout the country, engulfing towns like Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, and Trincomalee. The Indian Tamil town of Kandapola, near Nuwara Eliya, was completely wiped out.

  77. On July 26, the GoSL imposed strict censorship on media reports on the anti-Tamil violence. Word spread of Sri Lanka’s state of disorder as eye witness accounts and photographs taken by returning tourists illustrated the scale of violence.

  78. On July 27, seventeen more Tamil prisoners at Welikade Prison were hacked to death just two days after the first prison massacre. The surviving 36 prisoners were transferred to other prisons. Rioting continued and the curfew was extended. Witnesses to the violence reported that charred corpses of Tamil victims lined the streets of Colombo, some mutilated with “X”s.

  79. On July 29, Tamils in Colombo began evacuating by cargo ship to Jaffna. Hundreds more internally displaced persons waited anxiously for the next cargo ship to transport them to Jaffna.

    when I am 9 years old, without slipper I went to Jaffna as refugee. I faced many singhala arrogant activities.

    I did not get JUSTICE. More than 100 000 Tamils were killed by singhala terrorist in vanni. 1400 Tamils are dying each week in concentration camp.

    Tamils want SAFE life and JUSTICE now. IC! it is your time to SAVE Tamil from bloodthirsty singhala lions’ mouth

  80. Suja – Now I see the reason behind you having all these grievances against the Singhalees… Just because a few Asses disrespected your independence, that does not mean that all belong to the same category.. ! However, lying will not help your cause… No where in any prison at any time were TAMIL political prisoners killed for any reason – I know for a fact that most are in Kaluthara Prison and they live in harmony with prisoners from all races… !

  81. I already told you arrogant singhalese are FOOLISH and LIAR ethnic. You arrognat singhala terrorist use a word harmony to escape from genocide and singhala arrogant activities.

    everyone knows what happend to political prisoners in 1983. Singhalam must fellow news to become human.

    Go and check july 1983, singhala broadcast and telecast and newspapers.

    I dont need to tell everything you foolish arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic. Go and ask your terrorist mum or dad, howmany Tamils blood were drunk by singhala terrorist in 1983

  82. I saw and faced many singhala arrogant activities in my childhood, I saw that Tamils were burnt with their car

  83. I already told you arrogant singhalese are FOOLISH and LIAR ethnic. You arrognat singhala terrorist use a word harmony to escape from genocide and singhala arrogant activities.

    everyone knows what happend to political prisoners in 1983. Singhalam must fellow news to become human.

    Go and check july 1983, singhala broadcast and telecast and newspapers.

    I dont need to tell everything you foolish arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic. Go and ask your terrorist mum or dad, howmany Tamils blood were drunk by singhala terrorist in 1983

  84. I saw and faced many singhala arrogant activities in my childhood, I saw that Tamils were burnt with their car

  85. You arrognat bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic need urgent medical treatment. But it does not help to you arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic because arrogant bloodthisty singhala terrorist ethnic is a inhuman ethnic.

    First
    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic must be eliminate from the the world to live human.

    Arrogant bloodthisty singhala terrorist ethnic tells LIES without shame because arrogant singhalese are
    INHUMAN
    FOOLISH

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic steal and damage and burn Tamils properties because arrognat singhalese are
    GREEDY
    LAZY
    VIOLENT ethnic

    IC must eliminate this arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic. Shelter proved his violence by his singhala bad words and threaten.

    Four million Tamils are trapped in Arrognat singhala terrorist LIONS' mouth.

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala ethnic is a dangerous terrorist ethnic in the world.

    Shelter, You and your ethnic need urgent medical treatment But all singhalese are FOOLISH and arrogant.

  86. From The Times July 10, 2009

    Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at concentration camps in Sri Lanka

  87. You arrognat bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic need urgent medical treatment. But it does not help to you arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic because arrogant bloodthisty singhala terrorist ethnic is a inhuman ethnic.

    First
    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic must be eliminate from the the world to live human.

    Arrogant bloodthisty singhala terrorist ethnic tells LIES without shame because arrogant singhalese are
    INHUMAN
    FOOLISH

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala terrorist ethnic steal and damage and burn Tamils properties because arrognat singhalese are
    GREEDY
    LAZY
    VIOLENT ethnic

    IC must eliminate this arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic. Shelter proved his violence by his singhala bad words and threaten.

    Four million Tamils are trapped in Arrognat singhala terrorist LIONS’ mouth.

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala ethnic is a dangerous terrorist ethnic in the world.

    Shelter, You and your ethnic need urgent medical treatment But all singhalese are FOOLISH and arrogant.

  88. From The Times July 10, 2009

    Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at concentration camps in Sri Lanka

  89. The Times calls for world boycott of Sri Lanka over detainees

    Expressing outrage at Sri Lanka’s treatment of Tamil detainees, The Times of London called Friday for the world to boycott the island until the detainees are released. “Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps. … None of [the IMF] money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins,” the paper said in its editorial.

  90. The Times calls for world boycott of Sri Lanka over detainees

    Expressing outrage at Sri Lanka’s treatment of Tamil detainees, The Times of London called Friday for the world to boycott the island until the detainees are released. “Sri Lanka wants no witnesses to what is now being done in these modern concentration camps. … None of [the IMF] money should be paid until independent aid agencies are guaranteed access to the Tamil camps and until Sri Lanka starts to release those detained. Other world bodies — the Commonwealth, the United Nations and even world cricketing organisations — should boycott Colombo until reconciliation begins,” the paper said in its editorial.

  91. 2 Muslims shot dead in Colombo

    Muslim IDP abducted in Puththa’lam welfare centre

    Arrogant singhalese target is muslims now. Arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic started muslim genocide now.

  92. Seven Tamil youths reported missing in Batticoloa

    Seven Tamil youths have gone missing in the Batticoloa district during June, and this has been reported by the relatives to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Police and the Human Rights Commission, sources in Batticoloa said.

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala ethnic is a dangeorus terrorist ethnic. Singhala terrorism is more dangerous than Al-Qeada

  93. 2 Muslims shot dead in Colombo

    Muslim IDP abducted in Puththa’lam welfare centre

    Arrogant singhalese target is muslims now. Arrogant singhala terrorist ethnic started muslim genocide now.

  94. Seven Tamil youths reported missing in Batticoloa

    Seven Tamil youths have gone missing in the Batticoloa district during June, and this has been reported by the relatives to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Police and the Human Rights Commission, sources in Batticoloa said.

    Arrogant bloodthirsty singhala ethnic is a dangeorus terrorist ethnic. Singhala terrorism is more dangerous than Al-Qeada

  95. Death threats to Jaffna Uthayan daily continues

    Reporters, employees and agents of Uthayan Tamil daily published in Jaffna continue to be issued with death threats by post despite President Rajapakse’s recent assurance that he will not permit anyone to violate the freedom of the press, sources in Jaffna said. A group calling itself ‘Tamil Front Protecting the Country’ allegedly linked to a paramilitary group operating with Colombo had issued on 27 June a notice titled ‘Final Warning’ to Uthayan Tamil daily office in Jaffna warning that Uthayan staffers will be killed if they do not officially relinquish their posts with effect from 30 June 2009.

  96. Death threats to Jaffna Uthayan daily continues

    Reporters, employees and agents of Uthayan Tamil daily published in Jaffna continue to be issued with death threats by post despite President Rajapakse’s recent assurance that he will not permit anyone to violate the freedom of the press, sources in Jaffna said. A group calling itself ‘Tamil Front Protecting the Country’ allegedly linked to a paramilitary group operating with Colombo had issued on 27 June a notice titled ‘Final Warning’ to Uthayan Tamil daily office in Jaffna warning that Uthayan staffers will be killed if they do not officially relinquish their posts with effect from 30 June 2009.

  97. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it's death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”
    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2009

  98. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it's death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”
    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2009

  99. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it's death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”
    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2009

  100. “International legal systems have so far failed to bring the Sri Lankan War Criminals to justice. It is time for the average Joe, an ethical shopper to say No to “Holiday Packages to Sri Lanka”, No to “Sri Lankan Airlines”, No to “Sri Lankan Cricket”, No to “Ceylon Tea”, No to “Garments or any other products made in Sri Lanka” and No to any “Organisations having commercial interests in Sri Lanka” until Sri Lanka stop the killings of the innocents with it’s death squads, until the last person is set free from the death camps of Sri Lanka, until the people of Sri Lanka start to live without the fear of abductions, torture, rape and murder by the Sri Lankan State and its armed forces, Until Sri Lanka starts to treat all its citizens equally with dignity and give them the rights they deserve”

    “Money goes into the hands of Sri Lanka are now used to destroy individuals, families and communities therefore, it is rational, ethical, sensible and right to stop supporting a country that is determined continue with its genocide agenda, despite calls from the international community”

    http://my.telegraph.co.uk/richarddixons/blog/2009/07/12/the_time_of_judgement_has_arrived_to_the_land_of_terror

  101. Suja, you are strong and valiant, I admire you.
    Fight on Suja !!
    The day will come when Sinha Nazi going to pay for mass murder of innocent tiny babies and all Tamil people. Please, do not waste your time on cruel and inhuman Sinha racists. They are pitiless
    Thanks a lot Suja, for opening my eye about Death Camps in Vavuniya and appaling Sinha Terror against Tamils
    It’s Shocking!!
    300.000 people are imprisoned since May 19!! Where they are starved, raped, killed.
    As for the doctors in the above blog, ruthless torture of the Tamil Doctors is fooling no one.
    Sam Zarifi, Asia-Pacific director of Amnesty International, said the doctors' appearance(in the news) had been expected and predicted. "Given the track record of the Sri Lankan government, there are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment during weeks of detention."
    Suja where do you find such a good info about Tamils?
    And where else do you blog
    Thanks, again Suja

  102. Wow!
    I could not believe this kind of stuff going on in modern world!
    Are sure 300.000 are imprisoning for no reason?
    Why they are not protesting about their human rights?
    Or just get together and just walk home.
    SLA , Sri Lanka Army could not kill all Tamils, are they?

  103. Mawatha,
    You must be joking, SIA , Sri Lankan Army are the most ruthless. Absolute animals and Baby killers.
    SIA , Sri Lankan Army raped 2yr child in Vavuniya Death camp, in the north of Sri Lanka. They abducted the poor Tamil child, while her parents were sleeping at night and gang raped her. Baby died from massive internal injuries.
    It’s a norm for Sinha Nazis. One human being have died that week from 1400 human beings that are dying every week in Vavuniya Death Camp.
    Very sad.. Sorry I’m crying … it’s very difficult to write

  104. Mawatha,
    Where did come from? Did you fell from the moon ?
    I’m joking ;)
    Look Sri Lanka is Death Island and run by 3 horseman of Apocalypse
    President Mahinda Rajapakse, his brother, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the defense minister and Basil Rajapakse, a third brother. All off dirty work is done by General Death Sanath Fonseka. So, I would not recommend to visit the Sri Lanka, the Death Island., to no one..
    Pure hell on Earth !!

  105. I was thinking to visit Maldives islands and Sri Lanka is so close.. so I thought to hop over to Sri Lanka. But not now…… No Way Jose: 0
    No Death island for me, I do not support that kind of stuff….especially raping babies… Sri Lanka is Island of Paedophiles … Yak……..disgusting

  106. Suja, you are strong and valiant, I admire you.
    Fight on Suja !!
    The day will come when Sinha Nazi going to pay for mass murder of innocent tiny babies and all Tamil people. Please, do not waste your time on cruel and inhuman Sinha racists. They are pitiless
    Thanks a lot Suja, for opening my eye about Death Camps in Vavuniya and appaling Sinha Terror against Tamils
    It’s Shocking!!
    300.000 people are imprisoned since May 19!! Where they are starved, raped, killed.
    As for the doctors in the above blog, ruthless torture of the Tamil Doctors is fooling no one.
    Sam Zarifi, Asia-Pacific director of Amnesty International, said the doctors’ appearance(in the news) had been expected and predicted. “Given the track record of the Sri Lankan government, there are very significant grounds to question whether these statements were voluntary and they raise serious concerns whether the doctors were subjected to ill-treatment during weeks of detention.”
    Suja where do you find such a good info about Tamils?
    And where else do you blog
    Thanks, again Suja

  107. Wow!
    I could not believe this kind of stuff going on in modern world!
    Are sure 300.000 are imprisoning for no reason?
    Why they are not protesting about their human rights?
    Or just get together and just walk home.
    SLA , Sri Lanka Army could not kill all Tamils, are they?

  108. Mawatha,
    You must be joking, SIA , Sri Lankan Army are the most ruthless. Absolute animals and Baby killers.
    SIA , Sri Lankan Army raped 2yr child in Vavuniya Death camp, in the north of Sri Lanka. They abducted the poor Tamil child, while her parents were sleeping at night and gang raped her. Baby died from massive internal injuries.
    It’s a norm for Sinha Nazis. One human being have died that week from 1400 human beings that are dying every week in Vavuniya Death Camp.
    Very sad.. Sorry I’m crying … it’s very difficult to write

  109. Mawatha,
    Where did come from? Did you fell from the moon ?
    I’m joking ;)
    Look Sri Lanka is Death Island and run by 3 horseman of Apocalypse
    President Mahinda Rajapakse, his brother, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the defense minister and Basil Rajapakse, a third brother. All off dirty work is done by General Death Sanath Fonseka. So, I would not recommend to visit the Sri Lanka, the Death Island., to no one..
    Pure hell on Earth !!

  110. I was thinking to visit Maldives islands and Sri Lanka is so close.. so I thought to hop over to Sri Lanka. But not now…… No Way Jose: 0
    No Death island for me, I do not support that kind of stuff….especially raping babies… Sri Lanka is Island of Paedophiles … Yak……..disgusting

  111. I’ve heard that Sri Lankan President's son Namal Rajapaksa was pelted with stones, mad and human feces, when he visited the Menik Farm camp along with representatives of several media institutions. He was attacked by Tamil IDPs in one of those now world famous Concentration Camps
    Mmmm, I think he’ve got what he deserves :)
    Look at the pictures of him in all this feces glory ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrorlanka/

  112. I’ve heard that Sri Lankan President's son Namal Rajapaksa was pelted with stones, mad and human feces, when he visited the Menik Farm camp along with representatives of several media institutions. He was attacked by Tamil IDPs in one of those now world famous Concentration Camps
    Mmmm, I think he’ve got what he deserves :)
    Look at the pictures of him in all this feces glory ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrorlanka/

  113. I’ve heard that Sri Lankan President's son Namal Rajapaksa was pelted with stones, mad and human feces, when he visited the Menik Farm camp along with representatives of several media institutions. He was attacked by Tamil IDPs in one of those now world famous Concentration Camps
    Mmmm, I think he’ve got what he deserves :)
    Look at the pictures of him in all this feces glory ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrorlanka/

  114. Yep, the pictures is very smelly… Lot’s of Brown Shower all over his face
    Thanks Silva

  115. Yep, I very fond of the Bizarre.
    . The Brown Shower, The Golden Shower…etc.,

    Thanks again for the photo, it was very funny;) … Sri Lankan President's son Namal Rajapaksa did not seem to be to pleased..:(
    Sorry, gotta run for work.. I’ll be back..

  116. I’ve heard that Sri Lankan President’s son Namal Rajapaksa was pelted with stones, mad and human feces, when he visited the Menik Farm camp along with representatives of several media institutions. He was attacked by Tamil IDPs in one of those now world famous Concentration Camps
    Mmmm, I think he’ve got what he deserves :)
    Look at the pictures of him in all this feces glory ;)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrorlanka/

  117. Yep, the pictures is very smelly… Lot’s of Brown Shower all over his face
    Thanks Silva

  118. Yep, I very fond of the Bizarre.
    . The Brown Shower, The Golden Shower…etc.,

    Thanks again for the photo, it was very funny;) … Sri Lankan President’s son Namal Rajapaksa did not seem to be to pleased..:(
    Sorry, gotta run for work.. I’ll be back..

  119. I wonder why the doctors recanted and I don't mean unfounded accusations I want proof.How did Mr McDonald's article came to represent all all of AI? I also wonder how it became racial too? It's an article about doctors recanting testemony. 650-750 or 3,000 – 5,000 it's still to many.
    Seriously, Timil, Singhala , it's war, no one ethnic group is worse then the other, there are no good guys and bad guys, this isn't a comic book. In war all men and women are monsters, doing what they think the have to in order to survive. All sides raped, all sides pillaged,tortured and burned, all sides witnessed and commited unimaginable atroicities, it's what makes a war. Personally, I believe all people whom ordered and commited warcrimes should be held resposable, the harshest punishments reserved for the highest ranking as they're the ones who took advantage of human nature the most.
    As for prostitution, you can say the same thing about EVERY ethnic group on the planet, does that mean we're all evil?

  120. I wonder why the doctors recanted and I don’t mean unfounded accusations I want proof.How did Mr McDonald’s article came to represent all all of AI? I also wonder how it became racial too? It’s an article about doctors recanting testemony. 650-750 or 3,000 – 5,000 it’s still to many.
    Seriously, Timil, Singhala , it’s war, no one ethnic group is worse then the other, there are no good guys and bad guys, this isn’t a comic book. In war all men and women are monsters, doing what they think the have to in order to survive. All sides raped, all sides pillaged,tortured and burned, all sides witnessed and commited unimaginable atroicities, it’s what makes a war. Personally, I believe all people whom ordered and commited warcrimes should be held resposable, the harshest punishments reserved for the highest ranking as they’re the ones who took advantage of human nature the most.
    As for prostitution, you can say the same thing about EVERY ethnic group on the planet, does that mean we’re all evil?

  121. I'd be willing to respond to Sally's questions but I'm afraid I don't understand them; if they could be clarified, I'd then respond.

    Given some of the exchanges in the comments, I feel compelled to refer people to the Terms of Use (which can be found at the bottom of the home page for this blog), including especially the Rules of Conduct which commenters are expected to adhere to. I am not opposed to a spirited discussion or what diplomats may call a "frank exchange of views" but the Rules of Conduct should be observed. Thanks.

  122. I’d be willing to respond to Sally’s questions but I’m afraid I don’t understand them; if they could be clarified, I’d then respond.

    Given some of the exchanges in the comments, I feel compelled to refer people to the Terms of Use (which can be found at the bottom of the home page for this blog), including especially the Rules of Conduct which commenters are expected to adhere to. I am not opposed to a spirited discussion or what diplomats may call a “frank exchange of views” but the Rules of Conduct should be observed. Thanks.

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