Tissa's pardon – we're still waiting

On May 4, I wrote on this site about the Sri Lankan government’s announced pardon of the journalist J.S. Tissainayagam (often referred to as “Tissa”), who’d been unjustly convicted and sentenced to 20 years’ hard labor just for criticizing the government’s conduct of the war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.  Amnesty International has adopted Tissa as a “prisoner of conscience” since we believe that he was imprisoned solely for his journalistic activities.  I was reluctant to start celebrating until details of the pardon had been clarified.

Well, it’s now been 37 days since the announcement of the pardon, and the government still hasn’t issued it!  The Sri Lankan Attorney General said in mid-May that Tissa’s lawyers had to withdraw his appeal against his conviction, and then the pardon could be issued in a “couple of days.”  His lawyers reportedly withdrew his appeal on May 31 but the pardon has still not been issued.

Why all the delay?  Please write the Sri Lankan government and ask that the granting of the pardon be expedited.  Let the  government know that the world is still watching and that we won’t rest until Tissa’s rights are fully restored.  Thanks.

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279 thoughts on “Tissa's pardon – we're still waiting

  1. Mahinda Rajapaksa ’s “Delaying tactics” 6 months after the "pardon" are shocking !!

    The right to freedom of speech and expression is not negotiable. !!

    The human rights and freedom of speech are sacred !!!

  2. Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist and cartoonist is facing torture in Sri Lankan jails now ?

    ___________________________________

    On torture, the report cited UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on Torture concluded that “torture is widely practiced in Sri Lanka.”

    The report also said that “former detainees of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) at Boosa Prison in Galle confirmed earlier reports of torture methods used there.

    These included beatings, often with cricket bats, iron bars, or rubber hoses filled with sand; electric shock; suspending individuals by the wrists or feet in contorted positions, abrading knees across rough cement; burning with metal objects and cigarettes; genital abuse; blows to the ears; asphyxiation with plastic bags containing chili pepper mixed with gasoline; and near drowning.

    Prisoners reported broken bones and other serious injuries as a result of their mistreatment.”

  3. IC should pressure Sri Lanka to provide access to Tamil areas where journalists are still not allowed.

    Who knows what other war crimes are taking place even now ?

    This bunker mentality of the victor-can-do-no-wrong only hurts themselves, Sri Lankans, in addition to forestalling national healing and reconciliation between their own peoples.

    They may think they can ignore this and carry on as business as usual, but the rest of the world does not.

  4. A majority of the displaced due to the war have lost their houses, properties and their source of income. A Tamil National Alliance M P. Suresh Premachandra related this tale of deep sorrow of a family who had been re settled. The MP states the sufferings of the re settled families are unbearable and beyond words can convey. The MP revealed as follows the monumental and miserable hardships of a family resettled in Pooneryn, he met, was undergoing.

    ‘The old lady of this family is 80 years. She is living with her daughter who is 60 years old. Owing to a bomb explosion in Pudikudiruppu District during the war, this daughter’s husband had died. She is the mother of three daughters and one son. Two of her daughters are married. But, both their husbands are dead following the bomb attack in Pudikudirruppu. The third daughter is living with a relative in Jaffna. The only son in the family is in Army custody. This entire re settled family members are widows. The only son who could earn for them is in Army custody.

  5. Tamil Nadu delegation not satisfied after meeting Rajapaksa in New Delhi

    A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy

  6. Thank you AI again for your article which is taking the true plights of oppressed Tamils in Sri Lanka to the world attention. Extremely serious evidences (despicably so graphic in nature) of the crimes against humanity by Sri Lankan armed forces against Tamil citizens are slowly but surely coming out from various independent international rights groups.

    Sri Lanka, acted and continue to act like, “cats close their eyes while drinking milk as they don’t want to see the person whose milk is this and from whom they are stealing, so no betrayal” while the Sri Lankan forces slaughtered Tamil civilians (40,000 or more in matter of few days and maimed 50,000 more) with orders from the top and with complete support from the government and its friendlier nations, like, Pakistan, China, India, and Iran.

    The civilized world might have been slow to act on these intentional heinous war crimes which committed by Sri Lanka, but, surely readying to bring the perpetrators and war criminals to books. Surely, emerging world’s serious attention on “Sri Lankan model” of eradicating internal conflict will prevent future “Sri Lankan model” in other parts of the world.

    Sri Lanka failed to protect its Tamil citizens and oppressed, abused them with impunity and brutalized them. When a government failed to protect its citizens and abjuse them the U.N. have an obligation to protect them as they did in Kosovo recently by invoking R2P humanitarian intervention in Sri Lanka to protect Tamil citizens.

  7. The village Mullankavil in the Tamil Vanni district was soaked in the blood of innocent toddlers and fragile seniors in their thousands. No body was spared, for the fact that they were Tamils in origin and no world power was willing to speak on behalf of them. According to, Gordon Weiss, a former UN official, with detail knowledge of the scenario confirmed the number of deaths (over 40,000) and reiterated that he believes the Sri Lankan government should be investigated for war crimes against Tamil civilians.

    Tamils all around the world remind the civilized world, if what it professes in the lands of freedom are true, then the same civilized world must do more than simple words to serve justice to the long victimized, tormented and most unfortunate Tamils in Sri Lanka by holding Sri Lanka accountable for its war crimes and violation of both international humanitarian and human rights laws against its Tamil citizens.

    Forcing Sri Lanka to accept the concept of truth and reconciliation is the most upheld duty for the civilized world. Besides it has a duty to use all its available tools to bring peace and justice that is meaningful and lasting, by promoting self rule through self-determination in their homeland. Having lost so many become meaningless and an injury to insult, if justice is not served in line with the accepted principles signed by all members of the United Nation.

  8. Hello there Jim,

    I am also still waiting for you to publish or educate on the articles that Thissa published for which he was sentenced to Jail by the Judiciary of Sri Lanka …. Any idea ???

  9. In a statement issued by the White House in honor of World Press Freedom Day, President Barack Obama expressed his concern for Sunday Times Journalist J.S Tissainayagam and said his case was "emblematic of the hundreds of journalists who face intimidation, censorship, and arbitrary arrest." Tissainayagam and journalists like him are "guilty of nothing more than a passion for truth and a tenacious belief that a free society depends on an informed citizenry," said President Obama in his statement. http://transcurrents.com/tc/2009/05/journalist_js

  10. "Tissa still not officially pardoned" – Sumanthiran http://jdsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/05/tissa-stil

    The conviction of Tissainayagam sent chills among journalists who were critical of the government and maybe this will help to relieve the situation. But one should not forget that the conviction of Tissa was not the only thing that is affecting media freedom. The regulations that convicted Tissa still exist. And there are many more official and unofficial restrictions still in place.

  11. In a statement issued by the White House in honor of World Press Freedom Day, President Barack Obama expressed his concern for Sunday Times Journalist J.S Tissainayagam and said his case was "emblematic of the hundreds of journalists who face intimidation, censorship, and arbitrary arrest." Tissainayagam and journalists like him are "guilty of nothing more than a passion for truth and a tenacious belief that a free society depends on an informed citizenry," said President Obama in his statement. http://transcurrents.com/tc/2009/05/journalist_js

  12. In a statement issued by the White House in honor of World Press Freedom Day, President Barack Obama expressed his concern for Sunday Times Journalist J.S Tissainayagam and said his case was "emblematic of the hundreds of journalists who face intimidation, censorship, and arbitrary arrest." Tissainayagam and journalists like him are "guilty of nothing more than a passion for truth and a tenacious belief that a free society depends on an informed citizenry," said President Obama in his statement. http://transcurrents.com/tc/2009/05/journalist_js

  13. "Tissa still not officially pardoned" – Sumanthiran http://jdsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/05/tissa-stil

    The conviction of Tissainayagam sent chills among journalists who were critical of the government and maybe this will help to relieve the situation. But one should not forget that the conviction of Tissa was not the only thing that is affecting media freedom. The regulations that convicted Tissa still exist. And there are many more official and unofficial restrictions still in place.

  14. "Tissa still not officially pardoned" – Sumanthiran http://jdsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/05/tissa-stil

    The conviction of Tissainayagam sent chills among journalists who were critical of the government and maybe this will help to relieve the situation. But one should not forget that the conviction of Tissa was not the only thing that is affecting media freedom. The regulations that convicted Tissa still exist. And there are many more official and unofficial restrictions still in place.

  15. Mahinda Rajapaksa ’s “Delaying tactics” 6 months after the “pardon” are shocking !!

    The right to freedom of speech and expression is not negotiable. !!

    The human rights and freedom of speech are sacred !!!

  16. Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist and cartoonist is facing torture in Sri Lankan jails now ?

    ___________________________________

    On torture, the report cited UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on Torture concluded that “torture is widely practiced in Sri Lanka.”

    The report also said that “former detainees of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) at Boosa Prison in Galle confirmed earlier reports of torture methods used there.

    These included beatings, often with cricket bats, iron bars, or rubber hoses filled with sand; electric shock; suspending individuals by the wrists or feet in contorted positions, abrading knees across rough cement; burning with metal objects and cigarettes; genital abuse; blows to the ears; asphyxiation with plastic bags containing chili pepper mixed with gasoline; and near drowning.

    Prisoners reported broken bones and other serious injuries as a result of their mistreatment.”

  17. IC should pressure Sri Lanka to provide access to Tamil areas where journalists are still not allowed.

    Who knows what other war crimes are taking place even now ?

    This bunker mentality of the victor-can-do-no-wrong only hurts themselves, Sri Lankans, in addition to forestalling national healing and reconciliation between their own peoples.

    They may think they can ignore this and carry on as business as usual, but the rest of the world does not.

  18. A majority of the displaced due to the war have lost their houses, properties and their source of income. A Tamil National Alliance M P. Suresh Premachandra related this tale of deep sorrow of a family who had been re settled. The MP states the sufferings of the re settled families are unbearable and beyond words can convey. The MP revealed as follows the monumental and miserable hardships of a family resettled in Pooneryn, he met, was undergoing.

    ‘The old lady of this family is 80 years. She is living with her daughter who is 60 years old. Owing to a bomb explosion in Pudikudiruppu District during the war, this daughter’s husband had died. She is the mother of three daughters and one son. Two of her daughters are married. But, both their husbands are dead following the bomb attack in Pudikudirruppu. The third daughter is living with a relative in Jaffna. The only son in the family is in Army custody. This entire re settled family members are widows. The only son who could earn for them is in Army custody.

  19. Tamil Nadu delegation not satisfied after meeting Rajapaksa in New Delhi

    A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy

  20. Thank you AI again for your article which is taking the true plights of oppressed Tamils in Sri Lanka to the world attention. Extremely serious evidences (despicably so graphic in nature) of the crimes against humanity by Sri Lankan armed forces against Tamil citizens are slowly but surely coming out from various independent international rights groups.

    Sri Lanka, acted and continue to act like, “cats close their eyes while drinking milk as they don’t want to see the person whose milk is this and from whom they are stealing, so no betrayal” while the Sri Lankan forces slaughtered Tamil civilians (40,000 or more in matter of few days and maimed 50,000 more) with orders from the top and with complete support from the government and its friendlier nations, like, Pakistan, China, India, and Iran.

    The civilized world might have been slow to act on these intentional heinous war crimes which committed by Sri Lanka, but, surely readying to bring the perpetrators and war criminals to books. Surely, emerging world’s serious attention on “Sri Lankan model” of eradicating internal conflict will prevent future “Sri Lankan model” in other parts of the world.

    Sri Lanka failed to protect its Tamil citizens and oppressed, abused them with impunity and brutalized them. When a government failed to protect its citizens and abjuse them the U.N. have an obligation to protect them as they did in Kosovo recently by invoking R2P humanitarian intervention in Sri Lanka to protect Tamil citizens.

  21. The village Mullankavil in the Tamil Vanni district was soaked in the blood of innocent toddlers and fragile seniors in their thousands. No body was spared, for the fact that they were Tamils in origin and no world power was willing to speak on behalf of them. According to, Gordon Weiss, a former UN official, with detail knowledge of the scenario confirmed the number of deaths (over 40,000) and reiterated that he believes the Sri Lankan government should be investigated for war crimes against Tamil civilians.

    Tamils all around the world remind the civilized world, if what it professes in the lands of freedom are true, then the same civilized world must do more than simple words to serve justice to the long victimized, tormented and most unfortunate Tamils in Sri Lanka by holding Sri Lanka accountable for its war crimes and violation of both international humanitarian and human rights laws against its Tamil citizens.

    Forcing Sri Lanka to accept the concept of truth and reconciliation is the most upheld duty for the civilized world. Besides it has a duty to use all its available tools to bring peace and justice that is meaningful and lasting, by promoting self rule through self-determination in their homeland. Having lost so many become meaningless and an injury to insult, if justice is not served in line with the accepted principles signed by all members of the United Nation.

  22. Hello there Jim,

    I am also still waiting for you to publish or educate on the articles that Thissa published for which he was sentenced to Jail by the Judiciary of Sri Lanka …. Any idea ???

  23. In a statement issued by the White House in honor of World Press Freedom Day, President Barack Obama expressed his concern for Sunday Times Journalist J.S Tissainayagam and said his case was “emblematic of the hundreds of journalists who face intimidation, censorship, and arbitrary arrest.” Tissainayagam and journalists like him are “guilty of nothing more than a passion for truth and a tenacious belief that a free society depends on an informed citizenry,” said President Obama in his statement.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2009/05/journalist_js_tissainayagam_gu.html

  24. “Tissa still not officially pardoned” – Sumanthiran
    http://jdsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/05/tissa-still-not-officially-pardoned.html

    The conviction of Tissainayagam sent chills among journalists who were critical of the government and maybe this will help to relieve the situation. But one should not forget that the conviction of Tissa was not the only thing that is affecting media freedom. The regulations that convicted Tissa still exist. And there are many more official and unofficial restrictions still in place.

  25. A public interest litigation (PIL) has been issued against Sri Lankan Minister for Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Douglas Devananda on charges of murder, rioting and unlawful assembly in Chennai.

    Devananda, who is accompanying Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his first state visit to India, was accused in a PIL petition on Wednesday.

    He was a member of the Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), when he and nine others allegedly fired at civilians in November 1986 in Chennai.

  26. A public interest litigation (PIL) has been issued against Sri Lankan Minister for Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Douglas Devananda on charges of murder, rioting and unlawful assembly in Chennai.

    Devananda, who is accompanying Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his first state visit to India, was accused in a PIL petition on Wednesday.

    He was a member of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), when he and nine others allegedly fired at civilians in November 1986 in Chennai.

  27. Who will wait longer? Tissa for his official pardon or us for AI to apologise for their lies told during Eelam War IV?

    My guess? Tissa will get his pardon first! :)

  28. Who will wait longer? Tissa for his official pardon or us for AI to apologise for their lies told during Eelam War IV?

    My guess? Tissa will get his pardon first! :)

  29. The world must alo protect the rights of children first.

    It is the responsibilty of the adults to protect their rights.

    The Geneva conventions clearly stipulate that in a war or military combat, the combatants captured by the enemy sides should be handed over to the International Commission of the Red Cross(ICRC), to be kept in a prisoner of war camp, to be supervised by the ICRC and maintained by the UN.

    But the images and interviews telecast in the “Hard Talk” program of BBC yesterday, showed that the GOSL captured Tamil kids, branded them as “Child soldiers” and dumped in the concentration run by the military and called them “ schools. “

    Each of this so –called “schools “ are surrounded by Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth. One year pass by without International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) visiting them.

    The kids were being indoctrinated to accept the colonisation of Tamil Eelam (TE) by SL and accept the military occupation of TE by it, in a place called “rehabilitation centre”.

    Every morning, probably against their will, the Tamil kids were asked to sing “Namo Namo Matha”, which is a Buddhist mantram in Pali, the meaning of which is not even well understood by most Sinhalese but called by them as their “National anthem”.

    Gross violation of these Children rights has taken place under the very nose of the UN.

    In spite of the presence of UNICEF in SL the rights of children are being ignored.

    Any sensible person seeing the television images will quickly realise that all the children were not real “Child Soldiers”.

    Most children appear to be kids on this BBC program, who in extreme fear of the ruthless, criminal, torturous and barbarous Sri Lankan military.

    The great tragedy is that the UN and the International Community(IC) have grossly failed to protect the rights of these children, though seriously guaranteed by the UN.

    The truth takes time to establish itself so I hope it will soon for the sake of these innocent Tamil children

  30. Sankathi

    Yes, i think a very generous money-grant from UN is available to these so-called “ child-soldiers” is the reason that the Rajapaksa is lying.

    The huge amount of money , the spending of which is not verified by the West , is plundered by GoSL

  31. You are absouletely spot on.

    Sri Lanka captured all the children who fled The Tamil War and from the IDP camps and call them ‘child soldiers’

  32. What has Thissa's Pardon got to do with the above posts by Vani and Rohan on UN money for Child Soldiers ???? Moderators ??

    Can I reply to that post Pls ?

    Bottom line – at least these former child soldiers get their education, play time, sleep and housing from these monies UN gave. With the monies the Apes of Eelam as Rohan and Vani sent, they got cyanide capsules and T56 rifles.

    What is better for them ??

  33. Why was Thissa sent to Jail ??

    He was arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division of the Sri Lanka Police on March 7, 2008 and indicted five months later under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. On August 31, 2009 he was convicted by the Colombo High Court and sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for inciting communal violence through his writings and receiving money from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a banned terrorist group in Sri Lanka.[1] On 15 September 2009 Tissainayagam launched an appeal against his conviction at the Court of Appeal.[2] He was released on bail by the Court of Appeal on 11 January 2010 on medical grounds.[3] On May 3, 2010, World Press Freedom Day, it was was announced that Tissainayagam would be pardoned by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

  34. The world must alo protect the rights of children first.

    It is the responsibilty of the adults to protect their rights.

    The Geneva conventions clearly stipulate that in a war or military combat, the combatants captured by the enemy sides should be handed over to the International Commission of the Red Cross(ICRC), to be kept in a prisoner of war camp, to be supervised by the ICRC and maintained by the UN.

    But the images and interviews telecast in the “Hard Talk” program of BBC yesterday, showed that the GOSL captured Tamil kids, branded them as “Child soldiers” and dumped in the concentration run by the military and called them “ schools. “

    Each of this so –called “schools “ are surrounded by Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth. One year pass by without International Commission of the Red Cross (ICRC) visiting them.

    The kids were being indoctrinated to accept the colonisation of Tamil Eelam (TE) by SL and accept the military occupation of TE by it, in a place called “rehabilitation centre”.

    Every morning, probably against their will, the Tamil kids were asked to sing “Namo Namo Matha”, which is a Buddhist mantram in Pali, the meaning of which is not even well understood by most Sinhalese but called by them as their “National anthem”.

    Gross violation of these Children rights has taken place under the very nose of the UN.

    In spite of the presence of UNICEF in SL the rights of children are being ignored.

    Any sensible person seeing the television images will quickly realise that all the children were not real “Child Soldiers”.

    Most children appear to be kids on this BBC program, who in extreme fear of the ruthless, criminal, torturous and barbarous Sri Lankan military.

    The great tragedy is that the UN and the International Community(IC) have grossly failed to protect the rights of these children, though seriously guaranteed by the UN.

    The truth takes time to establish itself so I hope it will soon for the sake of these innocent Tamil children

  35. Sankathi

    Yes, i think a very generous money-grant from UN is available to these so-called “ child-soldiers” is the reason that the Rajapaksa is lying.

    The huge amount of money , the spending of which is not verified by the West , is plundered by GoSL

  36. You are absouletely spot on.

    Sri Lanka captured all the children who fled The Tamil War and from the IDP camps and call them ‘child soldiers’

  37. What has Thissa’s Pardon got to do with the above posts by Vani and Rohan on UN money for Child Soldiers ???? Moderators ??

    Can I reply to that post Pls ?

    Bottom line – at least these former child soldiers get their education, play time, sleep and housing from these monies UN gave. With the monies the Apes of Eelam as Rohan and Vani sent, they got cyanide capsules and T56 rifles.

    What is better for them ??

  38. Why was Thissa sent to Jail ??

    He was arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division of the Sri Lanka Police on March 7, 2008 and indicted five months later under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. On August 31, 2009 he was convicted by the Colombo High Court and sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for inciting communal violence through his writings and receiving money from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a banned terrorist group in Sri Lanka.[1] On 15 September 2009 Tissainayagam launched an appeal against his conviction at the Court of Appeal.[2] He was released on bail by the Court of Appeal on 11 January 2010 on medical grounds.[3] On May 3, 2010, World Press Freedom Day, it was was announced that Tissainayagam would be pardoned by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

  39. AFTA questions the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana to lead the UN team investigating the human rights violation charges against Israel

    AFTA, the Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations through its Media Release of 11.06.10 have questioned the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana the current resident representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New Yoke, to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel. . It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    AFTA, through the media release have requested the International Community in general and the Australian and New Zealand governments in particular to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in the Special Commitee to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel.

    It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    Dr. Palitha Kohona, who was the Sri Lankan foreign secretary during the last phase of the brutal war in Sri Lanka, has been the Sri Lankan government’s point man in the negotiations with the LTTE in drawing up modalities for the surrender of two LTTE political leaders but later shot dead by the Sri Lankan soldiers at point blank range according to eyewitness accounts.

    Dr Kohona, is implicated in this internationally unacceptable criminal act that still has many questions unanswered. As such it is highly questionable that he could be allowed to, not only participate, but lead an investigating team into Israel’s human rights violation. While the UN is contemplating a full scale investigation into Sri Lanka’s conduct of the war in 2009 and its human rights violations, it is ludicrous that its former Foreign Secretary should be appointed to investigate human rights violation charges against Israel.

    Therefore AFTA has called on the International Community, particularly the Australian and New Zealand governments, to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in this Special Committee investigating Israeli practices affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian people. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Kohona treats hired ‘agitators’ http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_co

  40. Dear Jim & Amnesty,

    Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless in Sri Lanka and all over the world.

  41. AFTA questions the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana to lead the UN team investigating the human rights violation charges against Israel

    AFTA, the Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations through its Media Release of 11.06.10 have questioned the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana the current resident representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New Yoke, to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel. . It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    AFTA, through the media release have requested the International Community in general and the Australian and New Zealand governments in particular to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in the Special Commitee to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel.

    It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    Dr. Palitha Kohona, who was the Sri Lankan foreign secretary during the last phase of the brutal war in Sri Lanka, has been the Sri Lankan government’s point man in the negotiations with the LTTE in drawing up modalities for the surrender of two LTTE political leaders but later shot dead by the Sri Lankan soldiers at point blank range according to eyewitness accounts.

    Dr Kohona, is implicated in this internationally unacceptable criminal act that still has many questions unanswered. As such it is highly questionable that he could be allowed to, not only participate, but lead an investigating team into Israel’s human rights violation. While the UN is contemplating a full scale investigation into Sri Lanka’s conduct of the war in 2009 and its human rights violations, it is ludicrous that its former Foreign Secretary should be appointed to investigate human rights violation charges against Israel.

    Therefore AFTA has called on the International Community, particularly the Australian and New Zealand governments, to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in this Special Committee investigating Israeli practices affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian people. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Kohona treats hired ‘agitators’ http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_co

  42. AFTA questions the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana to lead the UN team investigating the human rights violation charges against Israel

    AFTA, the Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations through its Media Release of 11.06.10 have questioned the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana the current resident representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New Yoke, to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel. . It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    AFTA, through the media release have requested the International Community in general and the Australian and New Zealand governments in particular to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in the Special Commitee to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel.

    It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    Dr. Palitha Kohona, who was the Sri Lankan foreign secretary during the last phase of the brutal war in Sri Lanka, has been the Sri Lankan government’s point man in the negotiations with the LTTE in drawing up modalities for the surrender of two LTTE political leaders but later shot dead by the Sri Lankan soldiers at point blank range according to eyewitness accounts.

    Dr Kohona, is implicated in this internationally unacceptable criminal act that still has many questions unanswered. As such it is highly questionable that he could be allowed to, not only participate, but lead an investigating team into Israel’s human rights violation. While the UN is contemplating a full scale investigation into Sri Lanka’s conduct of the war in 2009 and its human rights violations, it is ludicrous that its former Foreign Secretary should be appointed to investigate human rights violation charges against Israel.

    Therefore AFTA has called on the International Community, particularly the Australian and New Zealand governments, to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in this Special Committee investigating Israeli practices affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian people. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Kohona treats hired ‘agitators’ http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_co

  43. Dear Jim & Amnesty,

    Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless in Sri Lanka and all over the world.

  44. AFTA questions the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana to lead the UN team investigating the human rights violation charges against Israel

    AFTA, the Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations through its Media Release of 11.06.10 have questioned the suitability of Dr. Palitha Kohana the current resident representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New Yoke, to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel. . It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    AFTA, through the media release have requested the International Community in general and the Australian and New Zealand governments in particular to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in the Special Commitee to investigate the human rights violation charges against Israel.

    It is now well documented that Dr Palitha Kohona was involved in the alleged war crime committed by the Sri Lankan Forces in the Tamil Homeland of Sri Lanka during the last days of the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during May 2009.

    Dr. Palitha Kohona, who was the Sri Lankan foreign secretary during the last phase of the brutal war in Sri Lanka, has been the Sri Lankan government’s point man in the negotiations with the LTTE in drawing up modalities for the surrender of two LTTE political leaders but later shot dead by the Sri Lankan soldiers at point blank range according to eyewitness accounts.

    Dr Kohona, is implicated in this internationally unacceptable criminal act that still has many questions unanswered. As such it is highly questionable that he could be allowed to, not only participate, but lead an investigating team into Israel’s human rights violation. While the UN is contemplating a full scale investigation into Sri Lanka’s conduct of the war in 2009 and its human rights violations, it is ludicrous that its former Foreign Secretary should be appointed to investigate human rights violation charges against Israel.

    Therefore AFTA has called on the International Community, particularly the Australian and New Zealand governments, to express their concerns and reservation on UN’s inclusion of Dr. Palitha Kohona in this Special Committee investigating Israeli practices affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian people.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&id=5912

    Kohona treats hired ‘agitators’
    http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5019:kohona-treats-hired-agitators&catid=35:local&Itemid=62

  45. Disappearances, sexual abuse and extortion by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle have increased and the victims are helpless as there are no authorities to complain against the violence except to the SLA in Vanni, a government officer in Vanni said. Meanwhile, SLA earmarks properties with ‘Reserved for SLA’ notice boards and the owners of the marked properties have to pay large sums of money to claim their properties back, a worker of an NGO in Vanni said.

    Payments to the bank accounts of the resettled people have to go through SLA authorities in Vanni and the money extorted from people whose properties had been reserved for SLA passes easily into the hands of SLA men and it is said that millions of rupees had been paid in this manner in the last two weeks alone.

    Buildings and houses earlier used or owned by Liberation Tigers are particularly targeted in this widespread extortion.

    Meanwhile, within a week two teenagers in Vanni have disappeared without trace.

    An 18-year-old girl, a former Liberation Tiger worker, later released through UNICCEF and living with her family in Vaddakkachchi in Ki’linochchi district has disappeared.

    A 15-year-old student in Paranthan who had gone to the town to have his mobile phone charged too has disappeared.

    Two more unconfirmed cases of disappearance are reported.

    SLA soldiers in the sentry posts at junctions collect particulars of the residences of women passing by and then in the nights go to their houses and sexually abuse them at gun point as their helpless husbands suffer the ordeal, the NGO worker said.

    In some instances people in the area have got to together to chase the soldiers away and in one incident a soldier who had fallen into a well had been thoroughly beaten.

    As the culture of Tamils binds them to keep this type of incidents to themselves only some cases leak out and according to them there have been many women sexually abused by SLA soldiers particularly in Ki’linochchi, Poonakari and Mallaavi areas in Vanni, the government officer said.

    He expressed concern that he is helpless and frustrated as there are no authorities in Vanni to whom the victims can complain to about the harassment by SLA soldiers.

    The absence of threatening enemy or war influences the idling soldiers to commit sexual abuses, a religious priest in Vanni said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The teachers and heads of schools which have begun to function in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle are facing insurmountable difficulties as most of the school buildings and furniture have been destructed in the war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni complain. While the government does not provide even the basic facilities the humanitarian organizations in the North, both local and international, disregard the education sector in Vanni preferring to work in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa, they said. International humanitarian organizations including UNICEF and Swiss Development Corporation spend their funds in Jaffna and Vauniyaa on various projects while the students and schools in Vanni suffer even without the basic facilities, they added. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  46. Disappearances, sexual abuse and extortion by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle have increased and the victims are helpless as there are no authorities to complain against the violence except to the SLA in Vanni, a government officer in Vanni said. Meanwhile, SLA earmarks properties with ‘Reserved for SLA’ notice boards and the owners of the marked properties have to pay large sums of money to claim their properties back, a worker of an NGO in Vanni said.

    Payments to the bank accounts of the resettled people have to go through SLA authorities in Vanni and the money extorted from people whose properties had been reserved for SLA passes easily into the hands of SLA men and it is said that millions of rupees had been paid in this manner in the last two weeks alone.

    Buildings and houses earlier used or owned by Liberation Tigers are particularly targeted in this widespread extortion.

    Meanwhile, within a week two teenagers in Vanni have disappeared without trace.

    An 18-year-old girl, a former Liberation Tiger worker, later released through UNICCEF and living with her family in Vaddakkachchi in Ki’linochchi district has disappeared.

    A 15-year-old student in Paranthan who had gone to the town to have his mobile phone charged too has disappeared.

    Two more unconfirmed cases of disappearance are reported.

    SLA soldiers in the sentry posts at junctions collect particulars of the residences of women passing by and then in the nights go to their houses and sexually abuse them at gun point as their helpless husbands suffer the ordeal, the NGO worker said.

    In some instances people in the area have got to together to chase the soldiers away and in one incident a soldier who had fallen into a well had been thoroughly beaten.

    As the culture of Tamils binds them to keep this type of incidents to themselves only some cases leak out and according to them there have been many women sexually abused by SLA soldiers particularly in Ki’linochchi, Poonakari and Mallaavi areas in Vanni, the government officer said.

    He expressed concern that he is helpless and frustrated as there are no authorities in Vanni to whom the victims can complain to about the harassment by SLA soldiers.

    The absence of threatening enemy or war influences the idling soldiers to commit sexual abuses, a religious priest in Vanni said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The teachers and heads of schools which have begun to function in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle are facing insurmountable difficulties as most of the school buildings and furniture have been destructed in the war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni complain. While the government does not provide even the basic facilities the humanitarian organizations in the North, both local and international, disregard the education sector in Vanni preferring to work in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa, they said. International humanitarian organizations including UNICEF and Swiss Development Corporation spend their funds in Jaffna and Vauniyaa on various projects while the students and schools in Vanni suffer even without the basic facilities, they added. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  47. Disappearances, sexual abuse and extortion by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle have increased and the victims are helpless as there are no authorities to complain against the violence except to the SLA in Vanni, a government officer in Vanni said. Meanwhile, SLA earmarks properties with ‘Reserved for SLA’ notice boards and the owners of the marked properties have to pay large sums of money to claim their properties back, a worker of an NGO in Vanni said.

    Payments to the bank accounts of the resettled people have to go through SLA authorities in Vanni and the money extorted from people whose properties had been reserved for SLA passes easily into the hands of SLA men and it is said that millions of rupees had been paid in this manner in the last two weeks alone.

    Buildings and houses earlier used or owned by Liberation Tigers are particularly targeted in this widespread extortion.

    Meanwhile, within a week two teenagers in Vanni have disappeared without trace.

    An 18-year-old girl, a former Liberation Tiger worker, later released through UNICCEF and living with her family in Vaddakkachchi in Ki’linochchi district has disappeared.

    A 15-year-old student in Paranthan who had gone to the town to have his mobile phone charged too has disappeared.

    Two more unconfirmed cases of disappearance are reported.

    SLA soldiers in the sentry posts at junctions collect particulars of the residences of women passing by and then in the nights go to their houses and sexually abuse them at gun point as their helpless husbands suffer the ordeal, the NGO worker said.

    In some instances people in the area have got to together to chase the soldiers away and in one incident a soldier who had fallen into a well had been thoroughly beaten.

    As the culture of Tamils binds them to keep this type of incidents to themselves only some cases leak out and according to them there have been many women sexually abused by SLA soldiers particularly in Ki’linochchi, Poonakari and Mallaavi areas in Vanni, the government officer said.

    He expressed concern that he is helpless and frustrated as there are no authorities in Vanni to whom the victims can complain to about the harassment by SLA soldiers.

    The absence of threatening enemy or war influences the idling soldiers to commit sexual abuses, a religious priest in Vanni said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31950

    The teachers and heads of schools which have begun to function in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle are facing insurmountable difficulties as most of the school buildings and furniture have been destructed in the war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni complain. While the government does not provide even the basic facilities the humanitarian organizations in the North, both local and international, disregard the education sector in Vanni preferring to work in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa, they said. International humanitarian organizations including UNICEF and Swiss Development Corporation spend their funds in Jaffna and Vauniyaa on various projects while the students and schools in Vanni suffer even without the basic facilities, they added.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31946

  48. EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue.

    A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Ravinatha Ariyasinha: Ambassador in Brussels Attorney General Mohan Peiris led the delegation for talks with the EU
    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka.

    “The Rajapaksas Have Found Their Own Hangman!” – Gen. Sarath Fonseka http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/%E2%80%9

    Speaking by telephone to The Sunday Leader, Fonseka referring to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement to the BBC’s HardTalk programme that he would “hang him” if he gave evidence at any international war crimes probe, told The Sunday Leader the statement made by the Defence Secretary had brought public disgrace upon Sri Lanka and its people at an international level.

    “I condemn this statement. This person doesn’t conduct himself as a secretary of any ministry. He is an irresponsible person. No Defence Secretary in the world has ever made such comments. The comments indicate sentiments of Idi Amin. He is not the Chief Justice or the Attorney General to pass judgment and convict people,” Fonseka said.

  49. Sri Lanka government must stop bashing the Tamil Diaspora
    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments.

    Since the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009, the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is on the spree of whipping up anti Tamil Diaspora sentiments. Unable to articulate a peaceful way forward to resolve the conflict in Sri Lanka in a positive and pragmatic way, the GoSL is preoccupied with its hysterical anti sentiments to silence and paralyse the vocal cords of the Tamils overseas by branding even the legitimate democratic campaign of the Tamils as extension of LTTE campaign.

    Diaspora Tamils are the product of the failures of post independence Sri Lanka. Thirty years of indiscriminate violence has dispersed millions of Tamils all over the world. The emotional attachment to Sri Lanka of these Diaspora Tamils is so overt that until a peaceful resolution is found, they will not rest peacefully. The post war Sri Lanka is wilfully failing to understand the psyche of the Tamil Diaspora and is engaging in a spree to randomly ridicule and denounce it without substantive justification.

    The foreign missions of Sri Lanka have become hellholes for majority of the Sri Lankans and these missions are unable to reach to the powerful Tamil Diaspora community due to the inaptitude of the GoSL to direct a positive accommodative political process in Sri Lanka. Generalising the entire Tamil Diaspora as pro-LTTE bandwagon and making humiliating comments are further straining the much needed engagement with the Diaspora Tamils.

    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments. They are the information feeders to the Sri Lanka foreign missions about the Tamil Diaspora community which result in the absurd anti-Tamil diaspora rhetoric’s by the GoSL hotheads. The only theme of the Sinhala extremists in the Sri Lankan Diaspora is the anti-LTTE bashing. There is total disconnect between the Tamil and Sinhala communities in the Sri Lankan diaspora that these Sinhala extremists nor the Sri Lankan foreign missions have the full awareness of the conduct of the Tamil community. Their knowledge and campaigns are limited to the failed historical activities of the LTTE and their inherent paranoia is only further damaging a better relationship to develop between the communities.

    When on occasions Tamil activists bump on to these extreme Sinhala mindsets, they will vehemently argue about LTTE fundraising activities without realising that there are no public fundraising campaigns by any groups in the Diaspora as happened in the past. They make big issues about the residual funds of the LTTE and quantify the amounts in unrealistic multiples to espouse a sense of fear to undermine the entire Tamil diaspora.

    Their ignorance is such that they attribute the activities of the few LTTE as collective effort of the Tamil Diaspora. When their hyped up comments are challenged and asked for justification, they become agitated and go on the raving, making personal attacks without attempting to explore the facts presented. Such ignoramus mindsets are the today’s foot soldiers of the Sri Lanka’s foreign office that result in the vituperation of the infamous GoSL spokespersons in Colombo.

    The defeat of the LTTE has opened the gates for the Diaspora Tamils and their democratic engagement in their host countries is progressing in a escalating scale. Such involvement is welcome and is a positive way forward for the Tamils. Within the next decade, Tamils will be seen elected to the Australian, Canadian, British and even European parliaments and taking on important positions in the world. The talents of the second generation Tamils are already felt. They are strongly progressing to hold positions that the first generation of the Tamils could not achieve. The ability of these Tamils can be harnessed for the betterment of Sri Lanka if the GoSL wake up to the reality and deal with the burgeoning political problem without which Sri Lanka is expected face a long drawn out conflict with the Tamil Diaspora. http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/06/sri-lanka

  50. EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue.

    A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Ravinatha Ariyasinha: Ambassador in Brussels Attorney General Mohan Peiris led the delegation for talks with the EU
    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka.

    “The Rajapaksas Have Found Their Own Hangman!” – Gen. Sarath Fonseka http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/%E2%80%9

    Speaking by telephone to The Sunday Leader, Fonseka referring to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement to the BBC’s HardTalk programme that he would “hang him” if he gave evidence at any international war crimes probe, told The Sunday Leader the statement made by the Defence Secretary had brought public disgrace upon Sri Lanka and its people at an international level.

    “I condemn this statement. This person doesn’t conduct himself as a secretary of any ministry. He is an irresponsible person. No Defence Secretary in the world has ever made such comments. The comments indicate sentiments of Idi Amin. He is not the Chief Justice or the Attorney General to pass judgment and convict people,” Fonseka said.

  51. EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue.

    A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Ravinatha Ariyasinha: Ambassador in Brussels Attorney General Mohan Peiris led the delegation for talks with the EU
    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka.

    “The Rajapaksas Have Found Their Own Hangman!” – Gen. Sarath Fonseka http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/%E2%80%9

    Speaking by telephone to The Sunday Leader, Fonseka referring to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement to the BBC’s HardTalk programme that he would “hang him” if he gave evidence at any international war crimes probe, told The Sunday Leader the statement made by the Defence Secretary had brought public disgrace upon Sri Lanka and its people at an international level.

    “I condemn this statement. This person doesn’t conduct himself as a secretary of any ministry. He is an irresponsible person. No Defence Secretary in the world has ever made such comments. The comments indicate sentiments of Idi Amin. He is not the Chief Justice or the Attorney General to pass judgment and convict people,” Fonseka said.

  52. Sri Lanka government must stop bashing the Tamil Diaspora
    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments.

    Since the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009, the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is on the spree of whipping up anti Tamil Diaspora sentiments. Unable to articulate a peaceful way forward to resolve the conflict in Sri Lanka in a positive and pragmatic way, the GoSL is preoccupied with its hysterical anti sentiments to silence and paralyse the vocal cords of the Tamils overseas by branding even the legitimate democratic campaign of the Tamils as extension of LTTE campaign.

    Diaspora Tamils are the product of the failures of post independence Sri Lanka. Thirty years of indiscriminate violence has dispersed millions of Tamils all over the world. The emotional attachment to Sri Lanka of these Diaspora Tamils is so overt that until a peaceful resolution is found, they will not rest peacefully. The post war Sri Lanka is wilfully failing to understand the psyche of the Tamil Diaspora and is engaging in a spree to randomly ridicule and denounce it without substantive justification.

    The foreign missions of Sri Lanka have become hellholes for majority of the Sri Lankans and these missions are unable to reach to the powerful Tamil Diaspora community due to the inaptitude of the GoSL to direct a positive accommodative political process in Sri Lanka. Generalising the entire Tamil Diaspora as pro-LTTE bandwagon and making humiliating comments are further straining the much needed engagement with the Diaspora Tamils.

    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments. They are the information feeders to the Sri Lanka foreign missions about the Tamil Diaspora community which result in the absurd anti-Tamil diaspora rhetoric’s by the GoSL hotheads. The only theme of the Sinhala extremists in the Sri Lankan Diaspora is the anti-LTTE bashing. There is total disconnect between the Tamil and Sinhala communities in the Sri Lankan diaspora that these Sinhala extremists nor the Sri Lankan foreign missions have the full awareness of the conduct of the Tamil community. Their knowledge and campaigns are limited to the failed historical activities of the LTTE and their inherent paranoia is only further damaging a better relationship to develop between the communities.

    When on occasions Tamil activists bump on to these extreme Sinhala mindsets, they will vehemently argue about LTTE fundraising activities without realising that there are no public fundraising campaigns by any groups in the Diaspora as happened in the past. They make big issues about the residual funds of the LTTE and quantify the amounts in unrealistic multiples to espouse a sense of fear to undermine the entire Tamil diaspora.

    Their ignorance is such that they attribute the activities of the few LTTE as collective effort of the Tamil Diaspora. When their hyped up comments are challenged and asked for justification, they become agitated and go on the raving, making personal attacks without attempting to explore the facts presented. Such ignoramus mindsets are the today’s foot soldiers of the Sri Lanka’s foreign office that result in the vituperation of the infamous GoSL spokespersons in Colombo.

    The defeat of the LTTE has opened the gates for the Diaspora Tamils and their democratic engagement in their host countries is progressing in a escalating scale. Such involvement is welcome and is a positive way forward for the Tamils. Within the next decade, Tamils will be seen elected to the Australian, Canadian, British and even European parliaments and taking on important positions in the world. The talents of the second generation Tamils are already felt. They are strongly progressing to hold positions that the first generation of the Tamils could not achieve. The ability of these Tamils can be harnessed for the betterment of Sri Lanka if the GoSL wake up to the reality and deal with the burgeoning political problem without which Sri Lanka is expected face a long drawn out conflict with the Tamil Diaspora. http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/06/sri-lanka

  53. Sri Lanka government must stop bashing the Tamil Diaspora
    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments.

    Since the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009, the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is on the spree of whipping up anti Tamil Diaspora sentiments. Unable to articulate a peaceful way forward to resolve the conflict in Sri Lanka in a positive and pragmatic way, the GoSL is preoccupied with its hysterical anti sentiments to silence and paralyse the vocal cords of the Tamils overseas by branding even the legitimate democratic campaign of the Tamils as extension of LTTE campaign.

    Diaspora Tamils are the product of the failures of post independence Sri Lanka. Thirty years of indiscriminate violence has dispersed millions of Tamils all over the world. The emotional attachment to Sri Lanka of these Diaspora Tamils is so overt that until a peaceful resolution is found, they will not rest peacefully. The post war Sri Lanka is wilfully failing to understand the psyche of the Tamil Diaspora and is engaging in a spree to randomly ridicule and denounce it without substantive justification.

    The foreign missions of Sri Lanka have become hellholes for majority of the Sri Lankans and these missions are unable to reach to the powerful Tamil Diaspora community due to the inaptitude of the GoSL to direct a positive accommodative political process in Sri Lanka. Generalising the entire Tamil Diaspora as pro-LTTE bandwagon and making humiliating comments are further straining the much needed engagement with the Diaspora Tamils.

    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments. They are the information feeders to the Sri Lanka foreign missions about the Tamil Diaspora community which result in the absurd anti-Tamil diaspora rhetoric’s by the GoSL hotheads. The only theme of the Sinhala extremists in the Sri Lankan Diaspora is the anti-LTTE bashing. There is total disconnect between the Tamil and Sinhala communities in the Sri Lankan diaspora that these Sinhala extremists nor the Sri Lankan foreign missions have the full awareness of the conduct of the Tamil community. Their knowledge and campaigns are limited to the failed historical activities of the LTTE and their inherent paranoia is only further damaging a better relationship to develop between the communities.

    When on occasions Tamil activists bump on to these extreme Sinhala mindsets, they will vehemently argue about LTTE fundraising activities without realising that there are no public fundraising campaigns by any groups in the Diaspora as happened in the past. They make big issues about the residual funds of the LTTE and quantify the amounts in unrealistic multiples to espouse a sense of fear to undermine the entire Tamil diaspora.

    Their ignorance is such that they attribute the activities of the few LTTE as collective effort of the Tamil Diaspora. When their hyped up comments are challenged and asked for justification, they become agitated and go on the raving, making personal attacks without attempting to explore the facts presented. Such ignoramus mindsets are the today’s foot soldiers of the Sri Lanka’s foreign office that result in the vituperation of the infamous GoSL spokespersons in Colombo.

    The defeat of the LTTE has opened the gates for the Diaspora Tamils and their democratic engagement in their host countries is progressing in a escalating scale. Such involvement is welcome and is a positive way forward for the Tamils. Within the next decade, Tamils will be seen elected to the Australian, Canadian, British and even European parliaments and taking on important positions in the world. The talents of the second generation Tamils are already felt. They are strongly progressing to hold positions that the first generation of the Tamils could not achieve. The ability of these Tamils can be harnessed for the betterment of Sri Lanka if the GoSL wake up to the reality and deal with the burgeoning political problem without which Sri Lanka is expected face a long drawn out conflict with the Tamil Diaspora. http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/06/sri-lanka

  54. EU on collision course; backs war crimes probe
    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue.

    A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Ravinatha Ariyasinha: Ambassador in Brussels Attorney General Mohan Peiris led the delegation for talks with the EU
    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka.

    “The Rajapaksas Have Found Their Own Hangman!” – Gen. Sarath Fonseka
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/%E2%80%9Cthe-rajapaksas-have-found-their-own-hangman%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%93-gen-sarath-fonseka/

    Speaking by telephone to The Sunday Leader, Fonseka referring to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement to the BBC’s HardTalk programme that he would “hang him” if he gave evidence at any international war crimes probe, told The Sunday Leader the statement made by the Defence Secretary had brought public disgrace upon Sri Lanka and its people at an international level.

    “I condemn this statement. This person doesn’t conduct himself as a secretary of any ministry. He is an irresponsible person. No Defence Secretary in the world has ever made such comments. The comments indicate sentiments of Idi Amin. He is not the Chief Justice or the Attorney General to pass judgment and convict people,” Fonseka said.

  55. Sri Lanka government must stop bashing the Tamil Diaspora
    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments.

    Since the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009, the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is on the spree of whipping up anti Tamil Diaspora sentiments. Unable to articulate a peaceful way forward to resolve the conflict in Sri Lanka in a positive and pragmatic way, the GoSL is preoccupied with its hysterical anti sentiments to silence and paralyse the vocal cords of the Tamils overseas by branding even the legitimate democratic campaign of the Tamils as extension of LTTE campaign.

    Diaspora Tamils are the product of the failures of post independence Sri Lanka. Thirty years of indiscriminate violence has dispersed millions of Tamils all over the world. The emotional attachment to Sri Lanka of these Diaspora Tamils is so overt that until a peaceful resolution is found, they will not rest peacefully. The post war Sri Lanka is wilfully failing to understand the psyche of the Tamil Diaspora and is engaging in a spree to randomly ridicule and denounce it without substantive justification.

    The foreign missions of Sri Lanka have become hellholes for majority of the Sri Lankans and these missions are unable to reach to the powerful Tamil Diaspora community due to the inaptitude of the GoSL to direct a positive accommodative political process in Sri Lanka. Generalising the entire Tamil Diaspora as pro-LTTE bandwagon and making humiliating comments are further straining the much needed engagement with the Diaspora Tamils.

    The Sri Lanka foreign missions have become the mouthpieces of the extremist Sinhalse nationalist sentiments. They are the information feeders to the Sri Lanka foreign missions about the Tamil Diaspora community which result in the absurd anti-Tamil diaspora rhetoric’s by the GoSL hotheads. The only theme of the Sinhala extremists in the Sri Lankan Diaspora is the anti-LTTE bashing. There is total disconnect between the Tamil and Sinhala communities in the Sri Lankan diaspora that these Sinhala extremists nor the Sri Lankan foreign missions have the full awareness of the conduct of the Tamil community. Their knowledge and campaigns are limited to the failed historical activities of the LTTE and their inherent paranoia is only further damaging a better relationship to develop between the communities.

    When on occasions Tamil activists bump on to these extreme Sinhala mindsets, they will vehemently argue about LTTE fundraising activities without realising that there are no public fundraising campaigns by any groups in the Diaspora as happened in the past. They make big issues about the residual funds of the LTTE and quantify the amounts in unrealistic multiples to espouse a sense of fear to undermine the entire Tamil diaspora.

    Their ignorance is such that they attribute the activities of the few LTTE as collective effort of the Tamil Diaspora. When their hyped up comments are challenged and asked for justification, they become agitated and go on the raving, making personal attacks without attempting to explore the facts presented. Such ignoramus mindsets are the today’s foot soldiers of the Sri Lanka’s foreign office that result in the vituperation of the infamous GoSL spokespersons in Colombo.

    The defeat of the LTTE has opened the gates for the Diaspora Tamils and their democratic engagement in their host countries is progressing in a escalating scale. Such involvement is welcome and is a positive way forward for the Tamils. Within the next decade, Tamils will be seen elected to the Australian, Canadian, British and even European parliaments and taking on important positions in the world. The talents of the second generation Tamils are already felt. They are strongly progressing to hold positions that the first generation of the Tamils could not achieve. The ability of these Tamils can be harnessed for the betterment of Sri Lanka if the GoSL wake up to the reality and deal with the burgeoning political problem without which Sri Lanka is expected face a long drawn out conflict with the Tamil Diaspora.
    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/06/sri-lanka-government-must-stop-bashing.html

  56. We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war. These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education. After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday. Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF. The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said. He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  57. ly 2 Billion for resettlement but 201 Billion For defence: Indicator of the future Tamils can expect under Rajapakse regime

    It defies reason.

    The year the war was at its most intense and critical, Sri Lanka’s defence allocation was Rs. 177 billion; but in the first year of peace Sri Lanka’s defence allocation increased by a massive Rs.24 billion to Rs. 201 billion.

    Normally, defence expenditure increases in times of war and decreases (or stabilises) once peace dawns.

    Sri Lanka has become the antithesis of this norm; in this surreal land, defence expenditure actually increases during peacetime.

    This anomaly is sourced in the Rajapakse attitude to peace and nation-building which, in turn, flows naturally and logically from the Rajapakse attitude to war.

    Peace will not be consensual; it will not be achieved via reconciliation; nation-building will not be voluntary; there will be no attempts to win over the Tamils by addressing their developmental needs and political concerns.

    Instead peace will be achieved and nation building effected via force and compulsion

  58. Waiting for the biggest whiners of Eelam… EU, GSP+, War crimes etc… Please change the record.

    I'm still waitingfor an apology from Amnesty International for their lies and evasions to pressure SL into accepting a ceasefire at the critical juncture are also well known. Here are three instances, picked at random:

    Example 1:First the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL 'expert' in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces… they prepared a statement ..delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, … supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE… It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Example 2: Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid (ex-HRW) also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon. "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory." I remember his 'tearful' appearances on BBC on behalf of the LTTE.

    Example 3: ..and most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Ooops …. :)

  59. Waiting for the biggest whiners of Eelam… EU, GSP+, War crimes etc… Please change the record.

    I'm still waitingfor an apology from Amnesty International for their lies and evasions to pressure SL into accepting a ceasefire at the critical juncture are also well known. Here are three instances, picked at random:

    Example 1:First the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL 'expert' in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces… they prepared a statement ..delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, … supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE… It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Example 2: Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid (ex-HRW) also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon. "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory." I remember his 'tearful' appearances on BBC on behalf of the LTTE.

    Example 3: ..and most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Ooops …. :)

  60. Waiting for the biggest whiners of Eelam… EU, GSP+, War crimes etc… Please change the record.

    I'm still waitingfor an apology from Amnesty International for their lies and evasions to pressure SL into accepting a ceasefire at the critical juncture are also well known. Here are three instances, picked at random:

    Example 1:First the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL 'expert' in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces… they prepared a statement ..delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, … supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE… It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Example 2: Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid (ex-HRW) also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon. "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory." I remember his 'tearful' appearances on BBC on behalf of the LTTE.

    Example 3: ..and most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Ooops …. :)

  61. We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war. These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education. After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday. Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF. The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said. He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  62. ly 2 Billion for resettlement but 201 Billion For defence: Indicator of the future Tamils can expect under Rajapakse regime

    It defies reason.

    The year the war was at its most intense and critical, Sri Lanka’s defence allocation was Rs. 177 billion; but in the first year of peace Sri Lanka’s defence allocation increased by a massive Rs.24 billion to Rs. 201 billion.

    Normally, defence expenditure increases in times of war and decreases (or stabilises) once peace dawns.

    Sri Lanka has become the antithesis of this norm; in this surreal land, defence expenditure actually increases during peacetime.

    This anomaly is sourced in the Rajapakse attitude to peace and nation-building which, in turn, flows naturally and logically from the Rajapakse attitude to war.

    Peace will not be consensual; it will not be achieved via reconciliation; nation-building will not be voluntary; there will be no attempts to win over the Tamils by addressing their developmental needs and political concerns.

    Instead peace will be achieved and nation building effected via force and compulsion

  63. Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Students’ Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.

    IUSU representatives had been turned away at the main gates by Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Saturday morning when they wanted to get in to give the war affected Vanni undergrads relief materials including wheel-chairs for invalids they had collected in the South.

    The gunmen had warned that the IUCU representatives will be killed and their vehicle burnt threatening with revolvers if they do not leave Jaffna immediately, they further said.

    We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war.

    These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education.

    After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday.

    Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF.

    The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said.

    He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  64. Waiting for the biggest whiners of Eelam… EU, GSP+, War crimes etc… Please change the record.

    I’m still waitingfor an apology from Amnesty International for their lies and evasions to pressure SL into accepting a ceasefire at the critical juncture are also well known. Here are three instances, picked at random:

    Example 1:First the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI’s SL ‘expert’ in action in 2008:
    By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces… they prepared a statement ..delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, … supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE… It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group.” http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Example 2: Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid (ex-HRW) also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon. “Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory.” I remember his ‘tearful’ appearances on BBC on behalf of the LTTE.

    Example 3: ..and most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Ooops …. :)

  65. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thank you and Amnesty for highlighting the situation of Tissa.

    I humbly appeal Amnesty to give expert opinion on the 'mass weedding' that took place in Vavuniya for suspected cadres and political workers of LTTE still under custody.

    There has been no ICRC access or independent monitoring of how many were taken and how many are being released.

    The people seemingly smiling, have expressed that they want to know when they will be set free to BBC Sinhala service.

    I hope Amnesty will talk about in the near future if proper measues are being done by Sri Lanka gov. by hlding these weddings etc. Thank you.

  66. I meant to say – I hope Amnesty will talk about in the near future if proper measues are being done by Sri Lanka gov. by having these weddings etc. Thank you.

  67. Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Students’ Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.

    IUSU representatives had been turned away at the main gates by Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Saturday morning when they wanted to get in to give the war affected Vanni undergrads relief materials including wheel-chairs for invalids they had collected in the South.

    The gunmen had warned that the IUCU representatives will be killed and their vehicle burnt threatening with revolvers if they do not leave Jaffna immediately, they further said.

    We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war.

    These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education.

    After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday.

    Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF.

    The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said.

    He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  68. Ex-LTTE cadres face Wedding Genocide

    VAVUNIYA – 53 former LTTE cadres were married in a mass ceremony attended by MP Namal Rajapaksa and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi. The couples remain detained by the government in rehabilitation camps but will be given legal documentation and family-style housing.

    When asked whether they could raise families in this environment, one couple said “release is the best happiness you can give us.”

    Asked why people remained detained Namal Rajapaksa – the son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – said “There’s a long term process of reconciliation and rehabilitation that we are following. When you have anyone that was an enemy combatant there’s a world standard. It’s a long term process. These people are already back on track getting married.” http://tinyurl.com/3ahr8fk

    3….2….1….. Any minute now, the massed ranks of pro-Eelam posters will be claiming 'genocide' and 'wedding torture'.

    They've been released from having to fight for the LTTE and shortly they'll be released to being their new lives. The West-based pro-LTTE diaspora, who've already released themselves from their obligation to face dangerous combat and instead fight to impose sanctions and other measures against SL.

    What's the Tamil word for 'hypocrite'? Kalvu, Kalavam or something similar? Perhaps Rohan could elucidate!

  69. Ex-LTTE cadres face Wedding Genocide

    VAVUNIYA – 53 former LTTE cadres were married in a mass ceremony attended by MP Namal Rajapaksa and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi. The couples remain detained by the government in rehabilitation camps but will be given legal documentation and family-style housing.

    When asked whether they could raise families in this environment, one couple said “release is the best happiness you can give us.”

    Asked why people remained detained Namal Rajapaksa – the son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – said “There’s a long term process of reconciliation and rehabilitation that we are following. When you have anyone that was an enemy combatant there’s a world standard. It’s a long term process. These people are already back on track getting married.” http://tinyurl.com/3ahr8fk

    3….2….1….. Any minute now, the massed ranks of pro-Eelam posters will be claiming 'genocide' and 'wedding torture'.

    They've been released from having to fight for the LTTE and shortly they'll be released to being their new lives. The West-based pro-LTTE diaspora, who've already released themselves from their obligation to face dangerous combat and instead fight to impose sanctions and other measures against SL.

    What's the Tamil word for 'hypocrite'? Kalvu, Kalavam or something similar? Perhaps Rohan could elucidate!

  70. Ex-LTTE cadres face Wedding Genocide

    VAVUNIYA – 53 former LTTE cadres were married in a mass ceremony attended by MP Namal Rajapaksa and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi. The couples remain detained by the government in rehabilitation camps but will be given legal documentation and family-style housing.

    When asked whether they could raise families in this environment, one couple said “release is the best happiness you can give us.”

    Asked why people remained detained Namal Rajapaksa – the son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – said “There’s a long term process of reconciliation and rehabilitation that we are following. When you have anyone that was an enemy combatant there’s a world standard. It’s a long term process. These people are already back on track getting married.” http://tinyurl.com/3ahr8fk

    3….2….1….. Any minute now, the massed ranks of pro-Eelam posters will be claiming 'genocide' and 'wedding torture'.

    They've been released from having to fight for the LTTE and shortly they'll be released to being their new lives. The West-based pro-LTTE diaspora, who've already released themselves from their obligation to face dangerous combat and instead fight to impose sanctions and other measures against SL.

    What's the Tamil word for 'hypocrite'? Kalvu, Kalavam or something similar? Perhaps Rohan could elucidate!

  71. Dear Jim McDonald,

    Thank you and Amnesty for highlighting the situation of Tissa.

    I humbly appeal Amnesty to give expert opinion on the ‘mass weedding’ that took place in Vavuniya for suspected cadres and political workers of LTTE still under custody.

    There has been no ICRC access or independent monitoring of how many were taken and how many are being released.

    The people seemingly smiling, have expressed that they want to know when they will be set free to BBC Sinhala service.

    I hope Amnesty will talk about in the near future if proper measues are being done by Sri Lanka gov. by hlding these weddings etc. Thank you.

  72. I meant to say – I hope Amnesty will talk about in the near future if proper measues are being done by Sri Lanka gov. by having these weddings etc. Thank you.

  73. A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district, Jaffna daily Uthayan reported. The incident occurred when the soldiers entered the house when the mother was alone. The family relocated to the village two weeks earlier as part of the resettlement program.

    Following a complaint by the mother registered with Sri Lanka police six soldiers alleged to have committed the crime were arrested and produced before the Ki'linochchi magistrate, P. Sivakumar Tuesday morning.

    The Magistrate remanded in custody the six soldiers, and directed the Police to produce the accused in courts Monday morning for a lineup for identification by the witness mother.

    The mother is undergoing medical examination at the Ki'linochchi hospital. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  74. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA moved into Vanni in its final offensives on Vanni, a representative of an International NGO who recently visited places not permitted for resettlement in Vanni told TamilNet. Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  75. A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district, Jaffna daily Uthayan reported. The incident occurred when the soldiers entered the house when the mother was alone. The family relocated to the village two weeks earlier as part of the resettlement program.

    Following a complaint by the mother registered with Sri Lanka police six soldiers alleged to have committed the crime were arrested and produced before the Ki'linochchi magistrate, P. Sivakumar Tuesday morning.

    The Magistrate remanded in custody the six soldiers, and directed the Police to produce the accused in courts Monday morning for a lineup for identification by the witness mother.

    The mother is undergoing medical examination at the Ki'linochchi hospital. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  76. A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district, Jaffna daily Uthayan reported. The incident occurred when the soldiers entered the house when the mother was alone. The family relocated to the village two weeks earlier as part of the resettlement program.

    Following a complaint by the mother registered with Sri Lanka police six soldiers alleged to have committed the crime were arrested and produced before the Ki'linochchi magistrate, P. Sivakumar Tuesday morning.

    The Magistrate remanded in custody the six soldiers, and directed the Police to produce the accused in courts Monday morning for a lineup for identification by the witness mother.

    The mother is undergoing medical examination at the Ki'linochchi hospital. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  77. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA moved into Vanni in its final offensives on Vanni, a representative of an International NGO who recently visited places not permitted for resettlement in Vanni told TamilNet. Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  78. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA moved into Vanni in its final offensives on Vanni, a representative of an International NGO who recently visited places not permitted for resettlement in Vanni told TamilNet. Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  79. Ex-LTTE cadres face Wedding Genocide

    VAVUNIYA – 53 former LTTE cadres were married in a mass ceremony attended by MP Namal Rajapaksa and Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi. The couples remain detained by the government in rehabilitation camps but will be given legal documentation and family-style housing.

    When asked whether they could raise families in this environment, one couple said “release is the best happiness you can give us.”

    Asked why people remained detained Namal Rajapaksa – the son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – said “There’s a long term process of reconciliation and rehabilitation that we are following. When you have anyone that was an enemy combatant there’s a world standard. It’s a long term process. These people are already back on track getting married.” http://tinyurl.com/3ahr8fk

    3….2….1….. Any minute now, the massed ranks of pro-Eelam posters will be claiming ‘genocide’ and ‘wedding torture’.

    They’ve been released from having to fight for the LTTE and shortly they’ll be released to being their new lives. The West-based pro-LTTE diaspora, who’ve already released themselves from their obligation to face dangerous combat and instead fight to impose sanctions and other measures against SL.

    What’s the Tamil word for ‘hypocrite’? Kalvu, Kalavam or something similar? Perhaps Rohan could elucidate!

  80. The education for Tamils neglected

    The teachers and heads of schools which have begun to function in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle are facing insurmountable difficulties as most of the school buildings and furniture have been destructed in the war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni complain. While the government does not provide even the basic facilities the humanitarian organizations in the North, both local and international, disregard the education sector in Vanni preferring to work in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa, they said. International humanitarian organizations including UNICEF and Swiss Development Corporation spend their funds in Jaffna and Vauniyaa on various projects while the students and schools in Vanni suffer even without the basic facilities, they added.

    Part of the problem is due to the government reluctance to allow local and international organizations into Vanni while the education authorities are blamed for not approaching the said organizations for help.

    Though the teachers and heads of schools are willing to develop education in the war torn Vanni they have to face difficulties such as lack of school buildings, furniture, living quarters for the teachers and the poverty prevailing among the parents who have to start their lives from scratch.

    The students in these war destructed schools have to sit under trees on the ground as the teachers manage without blackboards and teaching materials.

    Meanwhile, UNICEF is constructing several Children’s Park in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa while Swiss Development Corporation is building a school in Ma’ravanpulavu in Jaffna district at a cost of 18 million rupees where people have not resettled due to insecurity, a teacher in Vanni said.

    It is alleged that the officials of the international organizations prefer to work in areas where their organizations are stationed.

  81. EU on collision course; backs War Crimes probe

    Spain and France had made critical remarks and urged that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to go ahead with the appointment of a panel of experts to advise him on accountability issues related to the last stages of the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas.

    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue. A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka

  82. World attention focussed on Sri Lanka’s ethnic issues

    SINHALSA LEADERS CHEATED THE TAMILS SINCE 1947
    •President had done his best to divide and rule.
    •Traditionally, it has been Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who has been perceived as being more ‘minority-friendly’.
    •The UPFA’s leading platform orators made the point that there was a ‘deal’ between the General and the TNA and, in hindsight, this may have cost the former Army Commander a significant number of votes from the majority community.
    •President being portrayed as a ‘hawk’ who favours a militarist and nationalist agenda.

    What the country would like to see is a re-alignment of political forces, so that minority political parties do not hang on to the coattails–or the saatakayas–of the two major political parties, the SLFP and the United National Party (UNP). When that happens, the major parties become enamoured with the prospect of winning the minority votes, at least in some regions, and engage in communal politics. That has always been detrimental to the political equation. It would be far more desirable if ‘communal’ parties contested elections on their own steam, had their own representatives and then negotiated with the government of the day.

    To an extent, the TNA could adopt this strategy with the present government. It must realise that, with world attention focussed on Sri Lanka’s ethnic issues and eagerly awaiting to find out what solution the government has in mind, this is the best time to strike a bargain. Many such opportunities have gone a begging in the past.

  83. Racist Sri Lanka committed 53 Rape cases yesterday with state sponsorship !

    53 Ex. LTTE women were raped by some men yesterday night after it was legalized by the Racist Rajapakse regime during a ceremony that morning attended by Racist president's son Namal Rajapakse. The event was also attended by Pathetic Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi where he signed as attesting witness to the event.

    Any kind of intercourse activity that happens in Sri Lanka is RAPE under racist Rajapakse Regime. More details on above Eelam Delanda Est. post.

  84. It is quite fascinating to see how the blog post meant for J.S. T. has turned in to another cut and paste notice board for the mentally under developed LTTE Diaspora Apes. I trust this goes on to showcase their mental ability to read and understand what a blog site is meant for + what to and not to post on comments columns. It also showcases the pathetic levels they have stooped down to make any kind of noise by any available means.

    I am also astonished about the attitude of the moderators of AI who have failed to take any action with regard to this spamming on the sites. We also see that posts with regard to other countries (as issue in Pakistan) have gone blank with columns, meaning, it is only the people who try to create issues in Sri Lanka that visit these blogs regularly. Kind of a pathetic situation which obviously has lost credibility to the site.

    Also saddened by the fact that these spammers are not blocked, but, those who reply and make conversation are blocked continuously by the AI. Smell some rotten fish in that sense…..

  85. Sri Lanka Army issue death threats againts students who wants to provide wheelchairs and cruches to the 43 femail sudents who were severely injured during Tamil War and not able to go to the classes 12 months now ..

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    Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Students’ Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.

    IUSU representatives had been turned away at the main gates by Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Saturday morning when they wanted to get in to give the war affected Vanni undergrads relief materials including wheel-chairs for invalids they had collected in the South.

    The gunmen had warned that the IUCU representatives will be killed and their vehicle burnt threatening with revolvers if they do not leave Jaffna immediately, they further said.

    We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war.

    These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education.

    After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday.

    Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF.

    The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said.

    He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  86. Rohan Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA . Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them.

    Ey Wiseri ? Modum ! Don't quote from Tamilnet. Tamilnet is not a credible source for the western world. We have Tamilnet to mislead our own stupid people of LTTE.

    These kind of posts look funny in the eye of the educated and well informed world. Not like our LTTE world.

    We all know that this is a lie to get the sympathy votes from EU and the idiots of HR organizations. !

  87. A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district, Jaffna daily Uthayan reported. The incident occurred when the soldiers entered the house when the mother was alone. The family relocated to the village two weeks earlier as part of the resettlement program.

    Following a complaint by the mother registered with Sri Lanka police six soldiers alleged to have committed the crime were arrested and produced before the Ki’linochchi magistrate, P. Sivakumar Tuesday morning.

    The Magistrate remanded in custody the six soldiers, and directed the Police to produce the accused in courts Monday morning for a lineup for identification by the witness mother.

    The mother is undergoing medical examination at the Ki’linochchi hospital.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31965

  88. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA moved into Vanni in its final offensives on Vanni, a representative of an International NGO who recently visited places not permitted for resettlement in Vanni told TamilNet. Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31958

  89. The education for Tamils neglected

    The teachers and heads of schools which have begun to function in Vanni where people have been allowed to resettle are facing insurmountable difficulties as most of the school buildings and furniture have been destructed in the war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni complain. While the government does not provide even the basic facilities the humanitarian organizations in the North, both local and international, disregard the education sector in Vanni preferring to work in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa, they said. International humanitarian organizations including UNICEF and Swiss Development Corporation spend their funds in Jaffna and Vauniyaa on various projects while the students and schools in Vanni suffer even without the basic facilities, they added.

    Part of the problem is due to the government reluctance to allow local and international organizations into Vanni while the education authorities are blamed for not approaching the said organizations for help.

    Though the teachers and heads of schools are willing to develop education in the war torn Vanni they have to face difficulties such as lack of school buildings, furniture, living quarters for the teachers and the poverty prevailing among the parents who have to start their lives from scratch.

    The students in these war destructed schools have to sit under trees on the ground as the teachers manage without blackboards and teaching materials.

    Meanwhile, UNICEF is constructing several Children’s Park in Jaffna and Vavuniyaa while Swiss Development Corporation is building a school in Ma’ravanpulavu in Jaffna district at a cost of 18 million rupees where people have not resettled due to insecurity, a teacher in Vanni said.

    It is alleged that the officials of the international organizations prefer to work in areas where their organizations are stationed.

  90. EU on collision course; backs War Crimes probe

    Spain and France had made critical remarks and urged that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to go ahead with the appointment of a panel of experts to advise him on accountability issues related to the last stages of the military defeat of Tiger guerrillas.

    European Union members have called for an investigation on war crimes in Sri Lanka and expressed their support for the appointment of an expert panel to advise the United Nations Secretary General on the issue. A EU delegation attending the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva read out statements critical of Sri Lanka. They were from Spain, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

    Spain, representing the EU as its chair, and France were severest with both calling for investigations against war crimes and fully supporting the appointment of an expert panel by the UN Secretary General. Questions are now being asked whether Sri Lanka’s diplomatic mission in Brussels mishandled the Government’s renewed efforts to canvass the restoration of the EU’s GSP Plus trade concessions to Sri Lanka

  91. World attention focussed on Sri Lanka’s ethnic issues

    SINHALSA LEADERS CHEATED THE TAMILS SINCE 1947
    •President had done his best to divide and rule.
    •Traditionally, it has been Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who has been perceived as being more ‘minority-friendly’.
    •The UPFA’s leading platform orators made the point that there was a ‘deal’ between the General and the TNA and, in hindsight, this may have cost the former Army Commander a significant number of votes from the majority community.
    •President being portrayed as a ‘hawk’ who favours a militarist and nationalist agenda.

    What the country would like to see is a re-alignment of political forces, so that minority political parties do not hang on to the coattails–or the saatakayas–of the two major political parties, the SLFP and the United National Party (UNP). When that happens, the major parties become enamoured with the prospect of winning the minority votes, at least in some regions, and engage in communal politics. That has always been detrimental to the political equation. It would be far more desirable if ‘communal’ parties contested elections on their own steam, had their own representatives and then negotiated with the government of the day.

    To an extent, the TNA could adopt this strategy with the present government. It must realise that, with world attention focussed on Sri Lanka’s ethnic issues and eagerly awaiting to find out what solution the government has in mind, this is the best time to strike a bargain. Many such opportunities have gone a begging in the past.

  92. Racist Sri Lanka committed 53 Rape cases yesterday with state sponsorship !

    53 Ex. LTTE women were raped by some men yesterday night after it was legalized by the Racist Rajapakse regime during a ceremony that morning attended by Racist president’s son Namal Rajapakse. The event was also attended by Pathetic Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi where he signed as attesting witness to the event.

    Any kind of intercourse activity that happens in Sri Lanka is RAPE under racist Rajapakse Regime. More details on above Eelam Delanda Est. post.

  93. It is quite fascinating to see how the blog post meant for J.S. T. has turned in to another cut and paste notice board for the mentally under developed LTTE Diaspora Apes. I trust this goes on to showcase their mental ability to read and understand what a blog site is meant for + what to and not to post on comments columns. It also showcases the pathetic levels they have stooped down to make any kind of noise by any available means.

    I am also astonished about the attitude of the moderators of AI who have failed to take any action with regard to this spamming on the sites. We also see that posts with regard to other countries (as issue in Pakistan) have gone blank with columns, meaning, it is only the people who try to create issues in Sri Lanka that visit these blogs regularly. Kind of a pathetic situation which obviously has lost credibility to the site.

    Also saddened by the fact that these spammers are not blocked, but, those who reply and make conversation are blocked continuously by the AI. Smell some rotten fish in that sense…..

  94. Sri Lanka Army issue death threats againts students who wants to provide wheelchairs and cruches to the 43 femail sudents who were severely injured during Tamil War and not able to go to the classes 12 months now ..

    —————————————–

    Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Students’ Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.

    IUSU representatives had been turned away at the main gates by Jaffna University Vice-chancellor Saturday morning when they wanted to get in to give the war affected Vanni undergrads relief materials including wheel-chairs for invalids they had collected in the South.

    The gunmen had warned that the IUCU representatives will be killed and their vehicle burnt threatening with revolvers if they do not leave Jaffna immediately, they further said.

    We collected various items needed by 43 female students who have been injured during the war.

    These students are being housed at a separate hostel and they don’t have any resources to continue their education.

    After being informed of their plight by the Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) we collected items worth over Rs 300 000 and got permission to distribute them among these 43 students,” he said.

    The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) representatives who travelled to Jaffna to distribute wheel chairs, crutches and stationary among 43 disabled Jaffna University students were prevented from entering the University premises yesterday.

    Convenor of the IUSF Udul Premaratne told that the Vice Chancellor and Sinhalese policemen have threatened Jaffna University Students Union (JUSU) officials on the arrival of IUSF.

    The event was to be a low- key one and would have not disrupted any activity at the university Premaratne said.

    He added that he has received information that top Sinhalese government officials have pressurized the Vice Chancellor to prevent the IUSF from entering the university premises.

  95. Rohan Says:
    June 13th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are hastily destroying hundreds of human skeletal remains that lies in the weed overgrown bunkers where the Vanni civilians had crept into to save their lives when SLA . Meanwhile, a priest, an eyewitness to the massacre, recalled how the advancing SLA soldiers had thrown grenades into the bunkers and how SLA tanks had dumped them with earth even with people alive in them.

    Ey Wiseri ? Modum ! Don’t quote from Tamilnet. Tamilnet is not a credible source for the western world. We have Tamilnet to mislead our own stupid people of LTTE.

    These kind of posts look funny in the eye of the educated and well informed world. Not like our LTTE world.

    We all know that this is a lie to get the sympathy votes from EU and the idiots of HR organizations. !

  96. You are right SinHell 53 women got raped. They rape everywhere in that country they like reproduction which we impotent people don't understand.
    See this link
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/53-forme

    All 53 would have got raped last night – what a crime. We should get this stopped immediately – They cannot have intercourse in Sri Lanka ever !!

  97. You are right SinHell 53 women got raped. They rape everywhere in that country they like reproduction which we impotent people don't understand.
    See this link
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/53-forme

    All 53 would have got raped last night – what a crime. We should get this stopped immediately – They cannot have intercourse in Sri Lanka ever !!

  98. You are right SinHell 53 women got raped. They rape everywhere in that country they like reproduction which we impotent people don't understand.
    See this link
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/06/13/53-forme

    All 53 would have got raped last night – what a crime. We should get this stopped immediately – They cannot have intercourse in Sri Lanka ever !!

  99. Rohan ! Says: June 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm , Rohan Says: June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Singhalla propaganda agents earlier try to block the post by AI, but AI still voicing for Voiceless, now those agents change the name from one to another. I believe those moron use any IP hide/change, steal name.

    “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.

    Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.
    Number of war crimes that had been committed by the Sri Lankan forces is more than what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurdish people.

    Surrendered rebels with white flags were executed and thousands of wounded civilians were killed without mercy. Serious war crimes have been committed and the culprits are not just Sri Lankan forces but some Indian security experts, Sri Lankan and Indian politicians and UN officers.

    Banned weapons (cluster and phosphorus bombs) were used against innocent men, women and children. Red Cross workers were killed. The same hospitals were repeatedly bombed. Buildings and properties were destroyed by very powerful bombs.

    Innocent civilians were forced to live inside the bunkers for months. Food and medicine were denied to them.

    The Tamil Diaspora is not an alien to Sri Lanka. More than ninety percent of the Tamils among the Diaspora had witnessed what happened to their friends and relatives in Vanni. They saw their brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers dying helplessly. They communicated with their loved ones till the last days of the war and they all knew what was happening. Many of them have their relatives locked up in these notorious IDP camps.

    Sri lanka gave free hand to its forces to do anything on tamils, Ban ki moon with his staff gave free hand to sri lankan state terrorist to do anything on tamils. It is shame on UN watching Genocide.

    A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district

    Sin Hell a Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 11:53 am , singhalla army making vanni as their RAPE city.

    Genocidal Colombo gets unlimited chances from US, India
    "The US and India have a very similar view of the situation in Sri Lanka and the steps that need to be taken,” said US Asst Secretary of State Robert Blake Monday to rediff.com, acknowledging, "We have worked very closely throughout the last several years on the situation in Sri Lanka, and again we have a real convergence of view on how that situation has evolved." Commenting, Tamil circles said the US policy compelled by the geopolitics of the Afghan war is tagged with New Delhi’s perception of the crisis in the island and unless the diaspora and the people of Tamil Nadu are not vigilant Colombo is likely to be encouraged with chances after chances to blunt the national struggle of Eezham Tamils and to complete the genocide. Tamil circles anticipate a long orchestrated plan soon unfolding to hoodwink their national cause as well as to make them economic slaves in their own land. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  100. The Tamils, and People who have humanity gave their voice around the world to stop the crimes against humanity, but world leaders, UN ban including his staff, co-chair, akashi fail to stop the crime and their are cover up the genocide in sri lanka. SL try to share the war crime with india. Akashi visited 18 times to SL, in the party he agreed to cover up the crimes against SL, on the 19th visit he came up with a big package to SL. He joined ban ki to help sri lanka, all are same religion?. or they have regional interest?

    Yasushi Akashi, the special envoy appointed by Japan during the Norwegian facilitated negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is to commence a five day visit to the island of Sri Lanka on Tuesday June 15. Japan was the largest donor besides Europe and the United States, before Rajapaksa government turned towards China, India and Iran in its war against Tamils. Japan, together with the USA, the EU and Norway constituted the Tokyo Co-Chairs, which formally represented the role of the 'International Community' in the disastrous peace process that altered the balance of power in favour of Colombo, enabling the Sri Lankan state to wage a genocidal war on Tamils. http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  101. Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He’s now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent’s return program. http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2009/s28149

    Now it is still hell to tamils through Highwater, recently shark ate 5 Tamils, again 12 drowned http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1278052/12-boa

  102. Rohan ! Says: June 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm , Rohan Says: June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Singhalla propaganda agents earlier try to block the post by AI, but AI still voicing for Voiceless, now those agents change the name from one to another. I believe those moron use any IP hide/change, steal name.

    “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.

    Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.
    Number of war crimes that had been committed by the Sri Lankan forces is more than what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurdish people.

    Surrendered rebels with white flags were executed and thousands of wounded civilians were killed without mercy. Serious war crimes have been committed and the culprits are not just Sri Lankan forces but some Indian security experts, Sri Lankan and Indian politicians and UN officers.

    Banned weapons (cluster and phosphorus bombs) were used against innocent men, women and children. Red Cross workers were killed. The same hospitals were repeatedly bombed. Buildings and properties were destroyed by very powerful bombs.

    Innocent civilians were forced to live inside the bunkers for months. Food and medicine were denied to them.

    The Tamil Diaspora is not an alien to Sri Lanka. More than ninety percent of the Tamils among the Diaspora had witnessed what happened to their friends and relatives in Vanni. They saw their brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers dying helplessly. They communicated with their loved ones till the last days of the war and they all knew what was happening. Many of them have their relatives locked up in these notorious IDP camps.

    Sri lanka gave free hand to its forces to do anything on tamils, Ban ki moon with his staff gave free hand to sri lankan state terrorist to do anything on tamils. It is shame on UN watching Genocide.

    A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district

    Sin Hell a Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 11:53 am , singhalla army making vanni as their RAPE city.

    Genocidal Colombo gets unlimited chances from US, India
    "The US and India have a very similar view of the situation in Sri Lanka and the steps that need to be taken,” said US Asst Secretary of State Robert Blake Monday to rediff.com, acknowledging, "We have worked very closely throughout the last several years on the situation in Sri Lanka, and again we have a real convergence of view on how that situation has evolved." Commenting, Tamil circles said the US policy compelled by the geopolitics of the Afghan war is tagged with New Delhi’s perception of the crisis in the island and unless the diaspora and the people of Tamil Nadu are not vigilant Colombo is likely to be encouraged with chances after chances to blunt the national struggle of Eezham Tamils and to complete the genocide. Tamil circles anticipate a long orchestrated plan soon unfolding to hoodwink their national cause as well as to make them economic slaves in their own land. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  103. Rohan ! Says: June 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm , Rohan Says: June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Singhalla propaganda agents earlier try to block the post by AI, but AI still voicing for Voiceless, now those agents change the name from one to another. I believe those moron use any IP hide/change, steal name.

    “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.

    Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.
    Number of war crimes that had been committed by the Sri Lankan forces is more than what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurdish people.

    Surrendered rebels with white flags were executed and thousands of wounded civilians were killed without mercy. Serious war crimes have been committed and the culprits are not just Sri Lankan forces but some Indian security experts, Sri Lankan and Indian politicians and UN officers.

    Banned weapons (cluster and phosphorus bombs) were used against innocent men, women and children. Red Cross workers were killed. The same hospitals were repeatedly bombed. Buildings and properties were destroyed by very powerful bombs.

    Innocent civilians were forced to live inside the bunkers for months. Food and medicine were denied to them.

    The Tamil Diaspora is not an alien to Sri Lanka. More than ninety percent of the Tamils among the Diaspora had witnessed what happened to their friends and relatives in Vanni. They saw their brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers dying helplessly. They communicated with their loved ones till the last days of the war and they all knew what was happening. Many of them have their relatives locked up in these notorious IDP camps.

    Sri lanka gave free hand to its forces to do anything on tamils, Ban ki moon with his staff gave free hand to sri lankan state terrorist to do anything on tamils. It is shame on UN watching Genocide.

    A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district

    Sin Hell a Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 11:53 am , singhalla army making vanni as their RAPE city.

    Genocidal Colombo gets unlimited chances from US, India
    "The US and India have a very similar view of the situation in Sri Lanka and the steps that need to be taken,” said US Asst Secretary of State Robert Blake Monday to rediff.com, acknowledging, "We have worked very closely throughout the last several years on the situation in Sri Lanka, and again we have a real convergence of view on how that situation has evolved." Commenting, Tamil circles said the US policy compelled by the geopolitics of the Afghan war is tagged with New Delhi’s perception of the crisis in the island and unless the diaspora and the people of Tamil Nadu are not vigilant Colombo is likely to be encouraged with chances after chances to blunt the national struggle of Eezham Tamils and to complete the genocide. Tamil circles anticipate a long orchestrated plan soon unfolding to hoodwink their national cause as well as to make them economic slaves in their own land. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  104. The Tamils, and People who have humanity gave their voice around the world to stop the crimes against humanity, but world leaders, UN ban including his staff, co-chair, akashi fail to stop the crime and their are cover up the genocide in sri lanka. SL try to share the war crime with india. Akashi visited 18 times to SL, in the party he agreed to cover up the crimes against SL, on the 19th visit he came up with a big package to SL. He joined ban ki to help sri lanka, all are same religion?. or they have regional interest?

    Yasushi Akashi, the special envoy appointed by Japan during the Norwegian facilitated negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is to commence a five day visit to the island of Sri Lanka on Tuesday June 15. Japan was the largest donor besides Europe and the United States, before Rajapaksa government turned towards China, India and Iran in its war against Tamils. Japan, together with the USA, the EU and Norway constituted the Tokyo Co-Chairs, which formally represented the role of the 'International Community' in the disastrous peace process that altered the balance of power in favour of Colombo, enabling the Sri Lankan state to wage a genocidal war on Tamils. http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  105. The Tamils, and People who have humanity gave their voice around the world to stop the crimes against humanity, but world leaders, UN ban including his staff, co-chair, akashi fail to stop the crime and their are cover up the genocide in sri lanka. SL try to share the war crime with india. Akashi visited 18 times to SL, in the party he agreed to cover up the crimes against SL, on the 19th visit he came up with a big package to SL. He joined ban ki to help sri lanka, all are same religion?. or they have regional interest?

    Yasushi Akashi, the special envoy appointed by Japan during the Norwegian facilitated negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is to commence a five day visit to the island of Sri Lanka on Tuesday June 15. Japan was the largest donor besides Europe and the United States, before Rajapaksa government turned towards China, India and Iran in its war against Tamils. Japan, together with the USA, the EU and Norway constituted the Tokyo Co-Chairs, which formally represented the role of the 'International Community' in the disastrous peace process that altered the balance of power in favour of Colombo, enabling the Sri Lankan state to wage a genocidal war on Tamils. http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  106. Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He’s now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent’s return program. http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2009/s28149

    Now it is still hell to tamils through Highwater, recently shark ate 5 Tamils, again 12 drowned http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1278052/12-boa

  107. Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He’s now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent’s return program. http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2009/s28149

    Now it is still hell to tamils through Highwater, recently shark ate 5 Tamils, again 12 drowned http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1278052/12-boa

  108. Rohan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss

    Was your Gordon Wesi in Sri Lanka and the war zone for him to make any comment or did he get the great powers of Kadawule Rajinikanth to remote visualize what happened over here ????

    We at least can see what's happening now !

    Check this post from an external party who had been there and experienced what's happening over there – not a Wesi who doesn't know the colour of the soil of this land.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4350-obe

    Different as oppose to the dream world you and your hero's live in noh ??
    http://barabare.blogspot.com/2010/06/rajinikanth….

    What a contrast !!

  109. One of the Five Doctors who were imprisoned for telling the truth to the world about the catastrophic casualty numbers is still in imprison after 12 months.

    The lawyers representing him requested the court to release their client if no evidence found against him.

    Colombo Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratne made the order as the case against Dr. T Satyamurthy, government Medical Superintendent for Mullaitivu district, was taken in for the hearing on Monday.

    The Sri Lanka Court has ordered the police to release one of the five doctors accused of collaborating with the rebels if no evidence is found against him.

    The police was ordered to inform the court of further course of action on 12 July.

    ————————-

    During the final phase of the war, the group of doctors treated casualties admitted to the makeshift health posts in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-held zone encircled by Sri Lankan Army

    They also gave interviews to international media about the situation.

    They became the only voice coming out of the rebel held areas during the last stages of the war.

    Two of them were senior local health directors and the United States has said they "helped save many lives" while the UN called them "heroic".

    In an interview with BBC World News television, Sri Lanka's then Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama accused the doctors of "spreading falsehoods".

    One of the four accused doctors, Dr. V Shanmugarajah, contested the 08 April parliamentary elections in a pro-government party.

    Dr V Shanmugarajah gave high casualty figures to aid agencies and the media from within the combat zone.

  110. Rohan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss

    Was your Gordon Wesi in Sri Lanka and the war zone for him to make any comment or did he get the great powers of Kadawule Rajinikanth to remote visualize what happened over here ????

    We at least can see what's happening now !

    Check this post from an external party who had been there and experienced what's happening over there – not a Wesi who doesn't know the colour of the soil of this land.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4350-obe

    Different as oppose to the dream world you and your hero's live in noh ??
    http://barabare.blogspot.com/2010/06/rajinikanth….

    What a contrast !!

  111. Rohan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss

    Was your Gordon Wesi in Sri Lanka and the war zone for him to make any comment or did he get the great powers of Kadawule Rajinikanth to remote visualize what happened over here ????

    We at least can see what's happening now !

    Check this post from an external party who had been there and experienced what's happening over there – not a Wesi who doesn't know the colour of the soil of this land.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4350-obe

    Different as oppose to the dream world you and your hero's live in noh ??
    http://barabare.blogspot.com/2010/06/rajinikanth….

    What a contrast !!

  112. Two drowned Tamil asylum seekers were 'desperate'

    Two Tamil asylum seekers believed drowned last week on a perilous sea trip from Indonesia to Australia were "desperate to find safety", says a friend.

    The asylum seekers believed to have drowned when their small fishing boat capsized in rough Indonesian waters as they tried to rendezvous with a larger Australia-bound boat.

    The pair had made the attempt a second time because their original bid was thwarted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in October last year.

    They were among the 254 Tamils on a boat bound for Australia when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had his Indonesian counterpart stop them in Indonesian waters, sparking a six-month stand-off at the Javan port of Merak.

    A fellow Tamil asylum seeker and close friend of the pair today said they had tried the doomed journey, feeling they had to take the risk.

    "Malaysia and Indonesia had instilled in them fears of deportation that led to taking such huge risks," the friend, who did not want to be named, told AAP.

    "That is mostly the case with all asylum seekers who remain in middle countries seeking resettlement."

    News of their deaths came via two other Tamils – also involved in the Merak stand-off – who survived the capsizing and later made contact with other refugees.

    Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor today said Australian authorities had no information about the incident and would check with Indonesian authorities.

    But Indonesian immigration and foreign ministry officials told AAP they, too, had no information on the incident.

    Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the tragedy showed that desperate people would continue to jump on people smuggling boats, regardless of the dangers.

    "When people who have already been assessed as refugees are left languishing for years in Indonesian detention, they are going to look for a way to find a country to resettle them, regardless of how dangerous that choice may be," she said.

    Australian Tamil activist Sara Nathan said the Federal Government must take responsibility for the deaths.

    "These people were 45 nautical miles (83km) from Australia when Kevin Rudd's phone call put them in a dangerous situation where they have to get on leaky boats on a death journey ."

  113. Palitha Covana better known as Mr Kovanam had admited to the media that Srilankan army was not disiplined it had free hand to Rape,Murder,Loot or anything they wanted in the area, this is why no media was not allowed

  114. Bahirathan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Two Tamil asylum seekers believed drowned last week on a perilous sea trip from Indonesia to Australia were “desperate to find safety”, says a friend.

    Why the desperation to leave Indonesia ???? Does Indonesia treat Tamils Bad ?? Also, after knowing that Australia does not give assylum, why did not they come to Sri Lanka ? Sri Lanka treats Tamil people very good. I mean, Sri Lankans treat all visitors with utmost love and dignity. Unless they are Terrorists…. Terrorists are not welcome here !!

    Param Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Is this the very reason the LTTE never allowed any media to their territory once up on a time ??

  115. SLA Sinhalese Racists’ “Sham Marriage” in prison camp, remains me zoo animals, locked in cages and then displayed to naïve public.

    This sorrowful event was attended by the third-tier shameful “ star” Vivek Oberoi and Mass Murderer Rajapaksa son , Namal.

    After the event – all 53 “ brides” were raped by the Sri Lankan Soldiers and Namal Rajapaksa son and his entourage

  116. I am a university student.

    Today there are large number of Sinhalas from the South who visit the
    North as tourists. They are bringing about a tremendous burden on the
    Tamils of the north.

    For instance, they are even using vacant lands
    as toilets, because the north does not have adequate facilities to
    accommodate them .

    Furthermore, this increase in tourism has attracted increased numbers
    of Sinhala traders to the north from other parts of the country.

    They too do not have sufficient accommodation facilities and end up polluting the
    environment.

    I’m actually not writing about that.

    I have noted that many of the Sinhalese people who travel to the
    north have no clue about Tamil culture and ways of life.

    For instance, Tamils consider the wells in their temples as sacred
    places.

    They do not bathe or wash clothes in those wells.

    But the Sinhala southern tourists do it all the time and the Tamils seeing this are
    devastated.

    Due to their lack of respect to the Tamil Hindu Kovils, these do not hold well
    with traditional Tamil people.

    Actually, the Sinhalese people hold their temples in high regards.

    Recently, singer Akon was booted from Sri Lanka for desecrating a
    Buddhist statue.

    But no action is taken for the humiliation of Tamil religious venues.

    We also notice that soldiers serving in Jaffna have their relatives
    and friends visiting them.

    On such occasions, the soldiers force the home owners of Jaffna with their ever present guns and ask them if they can host these groups for free.

    Because they are soldiers, the Tamils afraid and agree.

    On the contrary, if a Sinhala solider is serving in Kandy, he will ask a Kandy homeowner to host his visiting relatives.

    That will never happen.

    But it happens in Jaffna.

    Just two days before writing this, one of my Tamil friends told me
    soldiers approached his aging parents in Jaffna and requested them to
    host a group of visiting friends in their home

    My Tamil friend is deeply disturbed by this.

    He is very unhappy at this development.

  117. Don’t trade Tamils’ political aspirations for mere concessions: Tamil academics

    The Tamil parliamentarians, during this period after war, should not give up the political aspirations of Tamils merely for concessions but should act independently to win the lost rights of Tamils, said a resolution passed in a meeting held Sunday in Colpetty in Colombo, arranged by Tamil academics, sources in Colombo said.

    Many who participated in the discussion expressed their discontent over the current political activities of the Tamil MPs and emphasized the need for them to observe the calculated moves of the government to settle Sinhalese in the North and East and to engage themselves to counter them. It was stressed that the Tamil parliamentarians should demand a just and honorable solution for the ethnic issue.

    The resolution was passed unanimously after discussions which lasted nearly for three hours.

    It was also stressed that the Tamil MPs should go to their electorates and meet their constituents in every village arousing political awareness, instead of operating from Colombo.

    The cultural deterioration and Sinhalization of sizeable areas in the North and East under the disguise of ‘development’ and making Tamils politically impotent through concessions were discussed and ways to counter them were suggested in the meeting.

    It was decided to prepare a report of all the matters discussed and a committe was formed to hand over the report to the Tamil parliamentarians.

    The organizers of the meeting do not wish to reveal their identity due to security reasons.

  118. Rohan ! Says: June 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm , Rohan Says: June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Singhalla propaganda agents earlier try to block the post by AI, but AI still voicing for Voiceless, now those agents change the name from one to another. I believe those moron use any IP hide/change, steal name.

    “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.

    Sri Lankan government was used as a puppet in the hands of India and China for these countries to secure their interests in the region. Everybody is happy now, apart from an innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka.

    Sinhala extremists who have been killing Tamils for more than sixty years in this country have a lot to rejoice for.

    China has been fishing in the trouble spots of this world. It has once again achieved its goal by giving deadly weapons to the one it saw as the “strong man”. China has started many construction projects in the South of Sri Lanka including a port that will mainly be used by its Navy.
    Number of war crimes that had been committed by the Sri Lankan forces is more than what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurdish people.

    Surrendered rebels with white flags were executed and thousands of wounded civilians were killed without mercy. Serious war crimes have been committed and the culprits are not just Sri Lankan forces but some Indian security experts, Sri Lankan and Indian politicians and UN officers.

    Banned weapons (cluster and phosphorus bombs) were used against innocent men, women and children. Red Cross workers were killed. The same hospitals were repeatedly bombed. Buildings and properties were destroyed by very powerful bombs.

    Innocent civilians were forced to live inside the bunkers for months. Food and medicine were denied to them.

    The Tamil Diaspora is not an alien to Sri Lanka. More than ninety percent of the Tamils among the Diaspora had witnessed what happened to their friends and relatives in Vanni. They saw their brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers dying helplessly. They communicated with their loved ones till the last days of the war and they all knew what was happening. Many of them have their relatives locked up in these notorious IDP camps.

    Sri lanka gave free hand to its forces to do anything on tamils, Ban ki moon with his staff gave free hand to sri lankan state terrorist to do anything on tamils. It is shame on UN watching Genocide.

    A 25-year old mother of two children was raped by six Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last Sunday night in the resettlement village of Redbarna located at the border of Mullaiththeevu district

    Sin Hell a Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 11:53 am , singhalla army making vanni as their RAPE city.

    Genocidal Colombo gets unlimited chances from US, India
    “The US and India have a very similar view of the situation in Sri Lanka and the steps that need to be taken,” said US Asst Secretary of State Robert Blake Monday to rediff.com, acknowledging, “We have worked very closely throughout the last several years on the situation in Sri Lanka, and again we have a real convergence of view on how that situation has evolved.” Commenting, Tamil circles said the US policy compelled by the geopolitics of the Afghan war is tagged with New Delhi’s perception of the crisis in the island and unless the diaspora and the people of Tamil Nadu are not vigilant Colombo is likely to be encouraged with chances after chances to blunt the national struggle of Eezham Tamils and to complete the genocide. Tamil circles anticipate a long orchestrated plan soon unfolding to hoodwink their national cause as well as to make them economic slaves in their own land.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=31972

  119. Tamils were jailed in Indonesia, stranded in Romania and rescued by Australia off the coast of Sumatra, all in the last eight months.

    So it was a big relief to Nisanth Segaranantham and his friends when they landed in Oakland last month. The 27-year-old Sri Lankan refugee is savoring his freedom to roam the city, shop for his own groceries and look for a job.

    "We can go anywhere, anytime, anyplace, no problem," he said with with a disbelief . In Jaffna , where he is come from , he has to go through at least 30 checkpoints .

    With the help of the International Rescue Committee, which contracts with the government to assist incoming refugees, they settled in two apartments in Oakland's San Antonio district . USA and are quickly getting adjusted.

    He never intended to come to America, but their failed trip to Australia put them on a roundabout path to Oakland. At first, they thought Australian authorities would take them to Christmas Island. A remote prison complex there houses many of Australia's asylum-seekers.

    Instead, after a month aboard the Oceanic Viking, they ended up in a detention center in the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pinang, where the United Nations refugee agency looked for places that would take them in. The United States accepted 28 refugees, granting them permanent legal residency in the country. Others were sent to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe. Those heading to North America spent several weeks waiting in a refugee camp in Romania, a transit point where international organizations determined their final destination.

    "We searched Oakland on Google. We thought it was a beautiful place, so beautiful," Sivabalasundaram said. "We'd like to stay here permanently. We don't like Sri Lanka."

    Ethnic Tamils, who represent less than 20 percent of the Sri Lankan population but are a majority in the south, were often caught in the middle — especially young men suspected of being rebels. Humanitarian groups say they still face persecution.

    "The government says the war has ended, but Tamil people did not get freedom," Sivabalasundaram said.

    Many Tamils were killed," he said. "So many of our friends have lost their fathers and elder brothers."

    Of the six friends in Oakland, three lost their fathers to violence at an early age. One has a brother who disappeared five years ago. Segaranantham was 6 when he witnessed his father shot and killed at the family's grocery shop.

  120. The Tamils, and People who have humanity gave their voice around the world to stop the crimes against humanity, but world leaders, UN ban including his staff, co-chair, akashi fail to stop the crime and their are cover up the genocide in sri lanka. SL try to share the war crime with india. Akashi visited 18 times to SL, in the party he agreed to cover up the crimes against SL, on the 19th visit he came up with a big package to SL. He joined ban ki to help sri lanka, all are same religion?. or they have regional interest?

    Yasushi Akashi, the special envoy appointed by Japan during the Norwegian facilitated negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is to commence a five day visit to the island of Sri Lanka on Tuesday June 15. Japan was the largest donor besides Europe and the United States, before Rajapaksa government turned towards China, India and Iran in its war against Tamils. Japan, together with the USA, the EU and Norway constituted the Tokyo Co-Chairs, which formally represented the role of the ‘International Community’ in the disastrous peace process that altered the balance of power in favour of Colombo, enabling the Sri Lankan state to wage a genocidal war on Tamils.
    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31967

  121. Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss. Mr Weiss has resigned from the UN after 14 years and returned home to Australia. He’s now free to speak openly about the situation in Sri Lanka, for the first time and does so candidly and unflinchingly in Foreign Correspondent’s return program.
    http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2009/s2814960.htm

    Now it is still hell to tamils through Highwater, recently shark ate 5 Tamils, again 12 drowned
    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1278052/12-boat-people-'drown-on-way-to-Australia

  122. SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

  123. One of the Five Doctors who were imprisoned for telling the truth to the world about the catastrophic casualty numbers is still in imprison after 12 months.

    The lawyers representing him requested the court to release their client if no evidence found against him.

    Colombo Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratne made the order as the case against Dr. T Satyamurthy, government Medical Superintendent for Mullaitivu district, was taken in for the hearing on Monday.

    The Sri Lanka Court has ordered the police to release one of the five doctors accused of collaborating with the rebels if no evidence is found against him.

    The police was ordered to inform the court of further course of action on 12 July.

    ————————-

    During the final phase of the war, the group of doctors treated casualties admitted to the makeshift health posts in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-held zone encircled by Sri Lankan Army

    They also gave interviews to international media about the situation.

    They became the only voice coming out of the rebel held areas during the last stages of the war.

    Two of them were senior local health directors and the United States has said they “helped save many lives” while the UN called them “heroic”.

    In an interview with BBC World News television, Sri Lanka’s then Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama accused the doctors of “spreading falsehoods”.

    One of the four accused doctors, Dr. V Shanmugarajah, contested the 08 April parliamentary elections in a pro-government party.

    Dr V Shanmugarajah gave high casualty figures to aid agencies and the media from within the combat zone.

  124. Rohan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Hell or High water
    As many as 40,000 civilians could have been killed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to someone with detailed knowledge of the conflict – the former United Nations’ spokesperson in Sri Lanka, Gordon Weiss

    Was your Gordon Wesi in Sri Lanka and the war zone for him to make any comment or did he get the great powers of Kadawule Rajinikanth to remote visualize what happened over here ????

    We at least can see what’s happening now !

    Check this post from an external party who had been there and experienced what’s happening over there – not a Wesi who doesn’t know the colour of the soil of this land.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4350-oberoi-praises-idp-resettlement.html

    Different as oppose to the dream world you and your hero’s live in noh ??

    http://barabare.blogspot.com/2010/06/rajinikanth.html

    What a contrast !!

  125. Two drowned Tamil asylum seekers were ‘desperate’

    Two Tamil asylum seekers believed drowned last week on a perilous sea trip from Indonesia to Australia were “desperate to find safety”, says a friend.

    The asylum seekers believed to have drowned when their small fishing boat capsized in rough Indonesian waters as they tried to rendezvous with a larger Australia-bound boat.

    The pair had made the attempt a second time because their original bid was thwarted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in October last year.

    They were among the 254 Tamils on a boat bound for Australia when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had his Indonesian counterpart stop them in Indonesian waters, sparking a six-month stand-off at the Javan port of Merak.

    A fellow Tamil asylum seeker and close friend of the pair today said they had tried the doomed journey, feeling they had to take the risk.

    “Malaysia and Indonesia had instilled in them fears of deportation that led to taking such huge risks,” the friend, who did not want to be named, told AAP.

    “That is mostly the case with all asylum seekers who remain in middle countries seeking resettlement.”

    News of their deaths came via two other Tamils – also involved in the Merak stand-off – who survived the capsizing and later made contact with other refugees.

    Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor today said Australian authorities had no information about the incident and would check with Indonesian authorities.

    But Indonesian immigration and foreign ministry officials told AAP they, too, had no information on the incident.

    Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the tragedy showed that desperate people would continue to jump on people smuggling boats, regardless of the dangers.

    “When people who have already been assessed as refugees are left languishing for years in Indonesian detention, they are going to look for a way to find a country to resettle them, regardless of how dangerous that choice may be,” she said.

    Australian Tamil activist Sara Nathan said the Federal Government must take responsibility for the deaths.

    “These people were 45 nautical miles (83km) from Australia when Kevin Rudd’s phone call put them in a dangerous situation where they have to get on leaky boats on a death journey .”

  126. Palitha Covana better known as Mr Kovanam had admited to the media that Srilankan army was not disiplined it had free hand to Rape,Murder,Loot or anything they wanted in the area, this is why no media was not allowed

  127. Bahirathan Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Two Tamil asylum seekers believed drowned last week on a perilous sea trip from Indonesia to Australia were “desperate to find safety”, says a friend.

    Why the desperation to leave Indonesia ???? Does Indonesia treat Tamils Bad ?? Also, after knowing that Australia does not give assylum, why did not they come to Sri Lanka ? Sri Lanka treats Tamil people very good. I mean, Sri Lankans treat all visitors with utmost love and dignity. Unless they are Terrorists…. Terrorists are not welcome here !!

    Param Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Is this the very reason the LTTE never allowed any media to their territory once up on a time ??

  128. SLA Sinhalese Racists’ “Sham Marriage” in prison camp, remains me zoo animals, locked in cages and then displayed to naïve public.

    This sorrowful event was attended by the third-tier shameful “ star” Vivek Oberoi and Mass Murderer Rajapaksa son , Namal.

    After the event – all 53 “ brides” were raped by the Sri Lankan Soldiers and Namal Rajapaksa son and his entourage

  129. I am a university student.

    Today there are large number of Sinhalas from the South who visit the
    North as tourists. They are bringing about a tremendous burden on the
    Tamils of the north.

    For instance, they are even using vacant lands
    as toilets, because the north does not have adequate facilities to
    accommodate them .

    Furthermore, this increase in tourism has attracted increased numbers
    of Sinhala traders to the north from other parts of the country.

    They too do not have sufficient accommodation facilities and end up polluting the
    environment.

    I’m actually not writing about that.

    I have noted that many of the Sinhalese people who travel to the
    north have no clue about Tamil culture and ways of life.

    For instance, Tamils consider the wells in their temples as sacred
    places.

    They do not bathe or wash clothes in those wells.

    But the Sinhala southern tourists do it all the time and the Tamils seeing this are
    devastated.

    Due to their lack of respect to the Tamil Hindu Kovils, these do not hold well
    with traditional Tamil people.

    Actually, the Sinhalese people hold their temples in high regards.

    Recently, singer Akon was booted from Sri Lanka for desecrating a
    Buddhist statue.

    But no action is taken for the humiliation of Tamil religious venues.

    We also notice that soldiers serving in Jaffna have their relatives
    and friends visiting them.

    On such occasions, the soldiers force the home owners of Jaffna with their ever present guns and ask them if they can host these groups for free.

    Because they are soldiers, the Tamils afraid and agree.

    On the contrary, if a Sinhala solider is serving in Kandy, he will ask a Kandy homeowner to host his visiting relatives.

    That will never happen.

    But it happens in Jaffna.

    Just two days before writing this, one of my Tamil friends told me
    soldiers approached his aging parents in Jaffna and requested them to
    host a group of visiting friends in their home

    My Tamil friend is deeply disturbed by this.

    He is very unhappy at this development.

  130. Don’t trade Tamils’ political aspirations for mere concessions: Tamil academics

    The Tamil parliamentarians, during this period after war, should not give up the political aspirations of Tamils merely for concessions but should act independently to win the lost rights of Tamils, said a resolution passed in a meeting held Sunday in Colpetty in Colombo, arranged by Tamil academics, sources in Colombo said.

    Many who participated in the discussion expressed their discontent over the current political activities of the Tamil MPs and emphasized the need for them to observe the calculated moves of the government to settle Sinhalese in the North and East and to engage themselves to counter them. It was stressed that the Tamil parliamentarians should demand a just and honorable solution for the ethnic issue.

    The resolution was passed unanimously after discussions which lasted nearly for three hours.

    It was also stressed that the Tamil MPs should go to their electorates and meet their constituents in every village arousing political awareness, instead of operating from Colombo.

    The cultural deterioration and Sinhalization of sizeable areas in the North and East under the disguise of ‘development’ and making Tamils politically impotent through concessions were discussed and ways to counter them were suggested in the meeting.

    It was decided to prepare a report of all the matters discussed and a committe was formed to hand over the report to the Tamil parliamentarians.

    The organizers of the meeting do not wish to reveal their identity due to security reasons.

  131. Tamils were jailed in Indonesia, stranded in Romania and rescued by Australia off the coast of Sumatra, all in the last eight months.

    So it was a big relief to Nisanth Segaranantham and his friends when they landed in Oakland last month. The 27-year-old Sri Lankan refugee is savoring his freedom to roam the city, shop for his own groceries and look for a job.

    “We can go anywhere, anytime, anyplace, no problem,” he said with with a disbelief . In Jaffna , where he is come from , he has to go through at least 30 checkpoints .

    With the help of the International Rescue Committee, which contracts with the government to assist incoming refugees, they settled in two apartments in Oakland’s San Antonio district . USA and are quickly getting adjusted.

    He never intended to come to America, but their failed trip to Australia put them on a roundabout path to Oakland. At first, they thought Australian authorities would take them to Christmas Island. A remote prison complex there houses many of Australia’s asylum-seekers.

    Instead, after a month aboard the Oceanic Viking, they ended up in a detention center in the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pinang, where the United Nations refugee agency looked for places that would take them in. The United States accepted 28 refugees, granting them permanent legal residency in the country. Others were sent to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe. Those heading to North America spent several weeks waiting in a refugee camp in Romania, a transit point where international organizations determined their final destination.

    “We searched Oakland on Google. We thought it was a beautiful place, so beautiful,” Sivabalasundaram said. “We’d like to stay here permanently. We don’t like Sri Lanka.”

    Ethnic Tamils, who represent less than 20 percent of the Sri Lankan population but are a majority in the south, were often caught in the middle — especially young men suspected of being rebels. Humanitarian groups say they still face persecution.

    “The government says the war has ended, but Tamil people did not get freedom,” Sivabalasundaram said.

    Many Tamils were killed,” he said. “So many of our friends have lost their fathers and elder brothers.”

    Of the six friends in Oakland, three lost their fathers to violence at an early age. One has a brother who disappeared five years ago. Segaranantham was 6 when he witnessed his father shot and killed at the family’s grocery shop.

  132. Sri Lanka: A new (cultural) campaign against Tamils in Vanni

    As Tamil signs disappear in northern Sri Lanka, those in Sinhalese go up. Soldiers are rebuilding Buddhist temples whilst allowing Christian churches and Hindu temples to lay in ruin even though most locals belong to these two religions. Meanwhile, monuments celebrating the Sinhalese victory are … The provinces of northern Sri Lanka “are undergoing a different kind of attack, not military, but cultural and religious this time. They are faced with the ‘Sinhalisation’ of the area,” Rukshan Fernando told AsiaNews. http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=348

  133. SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

  134. Sri Lanka: A new (cultural) campaign against Tamils in Vanni

    As Tamil signs disappear in northern Sri Lanka, those in Sinhalese go up. Soldiers are rebuilding Buddhist temples whilst allowing Christian churches and Hindu temples to lay in ruin even though most locals belong to these two religions. Meanwhile, monuments celebrating the Sinhalese victory are … The provinces of northern Sri Lanka “are undergoing a different kind of attack, not military, but cultural and religious this time. They are faced with the ‘Sinhalisation’ of the area,” Rukshan Fernando told AsiaNews. http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=348

  135. Sri Lanka: A new (cultural) campaign against Tamils in Vanni

    As Tamil signs disappear in northern Sri Lanka, those in Sinhalese go up. Soldiers are rebuilding Buddhist temples whilst allowing Christian churches and Hindu temples to lay in ruin even though most locals belong to these two religions. Meanwhile, monuments celebrating the Sinhalese victory are … The provinces of northern Sri Lanka “are undergoing a different kind of attack, not military, but cultural and religious this time. They are faced with the ‘Sinhalisation’ of the area,” Rukshan Fernando told AsiaNews. http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=348

  136. Sri Lanka: A new (cultural) campaign against Tamils in Vanni

    As Tamil signs disappear in northern Sri Lanka, those in Sinhalese go up. Soldiers are rebuilding Buddhist temples whilst allowing Christian churches and Hindu temples to lay in ruin even though most locals belong to these two religions. Meanwhile, monuments celebrating the Sinhalese victory are … The provinces of northern Sri Lanka “are undergoing a different kind of attack, not military, but cultural and religious this time. They are faced with the ‘Sinhalisation’ of the area,” Rukshan Fernando told AsiaNews.
    http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=34878&t=Sri+Lanka%3A+++A+new+(cultural)+campaign+against+Tamils+in+Vanni

  137. Pathivu Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

    Sounds exactly like what your gods of mentally challenged Terrorist LTTE did.

    Kill Tamils
    Kill Muslims
    Kill Singhalees
    Burn Alive
    RAPE
    and we saw the Jails of LTTE after liberation – more like torture chambers noh ??

    Wanna refresh your memory ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Check the link out !!! It is from a credible source and not from Tamilnut of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

  138. Pathivu Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

    Sounds exactly like what your gods of mentally challenged Terrorist LTTE did.

    Kill Tamils
    Kill Muslims
    Kill Singhalees
    Burn Alive
    RAPE
    and we saw the Jails of LTTE after liberation – more like torture chambers noh ??

    Wanna refresh your memory ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Check the link out !!! It is from a credible source and not from Tamilnut of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

  139. Pathivu Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

    Sounds exactly like what your gods of mentally challenged Terrorist LTTE did.

    Kill Tamils
    Kill Muslims
    Kill Singhalees
    Burn Alive
    RAPE
    and we saw the Jails of LTTE after liberation – more like torture chambers noh ??

    Wanna refresh your memory ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Check the link out !!! It is from a credible source and not from Tamilnut of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

  140. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    In an email interview with Daily Mirror online, Alston said that the mandate given to the localCommission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation, which was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and its members fell short of being independent and impartial.

    “It is also interesting to contrast the Government’s insistence, in the UN Human Rights Council, that it should be left entirely alone to conduct its own inquiry, with its strong support for an international investigation into Israel’s killing of nine people in the raid on the Gaza flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Sri Lanka apparently feels so strongly that international measures are needed in relation to Israel that its ambassador to the UN in New York is the Chairman of the so-called Group of Three currently carrying out an international investigation into Israel’s activities. I believe there are strong grounds for international action in both cases,” Alston told Daily Mirror online.

    The UN envoy, who had authenticated a video recording shown on UK’s Channel 4 TV allegedly of troops killing unarmed LTTE cadres during the war, said Sri Lanka’s capacity to heal and forge a unified national identity which embraced all of its different ethnic groups would require a genuine examination of the past sooner or later.“Well, first of all, the Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation has not, as you suggest, been appointed to look into alleged war crimes. As an article on the website of the Ministry of Defence summarizes its purpose; it is “to find out the root causes of the terrorist problem.” There is not a single mention of “human rights,” “humanitarian law,” “violations,” “war crimes” or any comparable terms. The mandate accorded by the Government very carefully avoids any of these issues. Instead, the President has indicated that the Commission should look forward — which is generally a way of saying that past violations should be ignored. Consistent with this, he has spoken of restorative justice designed to further strengthen national amity, which is another way of making the same point. Even if the mandate were to be changed, the question would then be whether the commission met international standards for a credible inquiry into alleged human rights violations,” he said.

    Alston noted that Sri Lanka had an unparalleled track record of ineffectual commissions of inquiry of this kind and that it was precisely because such inquiries had been utterly unconvincing that they had not succeeded in drawing a line under the contentious issues of the past that needed to be addressed before they could be transcended.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/fr

  141. Janaka Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    I got this post which was actually written by a Singhala university student of Colombo who also toured Jaffna recently – though the content has been changed a bit to suite the Die Ass Pora Language, I totally agree with this post !!

    Indeed the visiting parties need to respect the practices of the area and specially religious aspects as they are more sensitive. I agree that bathing in the wells of a Kovil is not done….

    They say to act a Roman when in Rome.

    This is something that everyone needs to understand. Buddhists do not allow the visiting foreigners to wear short dresses and go to see the Temple of tooth in Kandy. Now this is done by having someone at the gate who would actually provide such people with a wrap around white cloth.

    NOW, my questioning session starts…..

    If we are seriously looking at tourism to develop economies of people living in the areas, we obviously need to let them travel to the areas – what if a European or an American comes to visit a Kovil and used this well ????? How would the people react ??? Will that be due to them not having a separate state or not having a proper educating system ????

    These are issues that happen because people are unaware and misinformed of rituals – obviously they would not know – Take our own selves for an example – we do certain things that would not be for the liking of the countries residents – Take the Die Ass Pora crowd in England for example – Londoners hate some of them for certain things they do – I have been told so – mainly the hygienic factor and throwing things around etc.. This is a problem that most Sri Lankans have in other countries…. So, what can we do ?

    I am 100% positively sure that if there was someone who could have walked up to such person and tell to refrain from using the well, they would.

    One thing we all know is that all these people (OK at least 95%) visit the area out of goodwill. I know plenty of people who have actually made friends in these areas and are keeping in touch via post. This is a good thing to happen after 30 years of brutality – build a bridge, close the gap between the people so that all would start to mingle around and re-build trust.

    I am sure that the government is aware of this issue and will take necessary steps to out it right…. But, trying to twist the stories and gain mileage and sympathy votes from the situation – another pathetic effort of the Apes of Die ass Pora Peelam !!

  142. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    In an email interview with Daily Mirror online, Alston said that the mandate given to the localCommission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation, which was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and its members fell short of being independent and impartial.

    “It is also interesting to contrast the Government’s insistence, in the UN Human Rights Council, that it should be left entirely alone to conduct its own inquiry, with its strong support for an international investigation into Israel’s killing of nine people in the raid on the Gaza flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Sri Lanka apparently feels so strongly that international measures are needed in relation to Israel that its ambassador to the UN in New York is the Chairman of the so-called Group of Three currently carrying out an international investigation into Israel’s activities. I believe there are strong grounds for international action in both cases,” Alston told Daily Mirror online.

    The UN envoy, who had authenticated a video recording shown on UK’s Channel 4 TV allegedly of troops killing unarmed LTTE cadres during the war, said Sri Lanka’s capacity to heal and forge a unified national identity which embraced all of its different ethnic groups would require a genuine examination of the past sooner or later.“Well, first of all, the Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation has not, as you suggest, been appointed to look into alleged war crimes. As an article on the website of the Ministry of Defence summarizes its purpose; it is “to find out the root causes of the terrorist problem.” There is not a single mention of “human rights,” “humanitarian law,” “violations,” “war crimes” or any comparable terms. The mandate accorded by the Government very carefully avoids any of these issues. Instead, the President has indicated that the Commission should look forward — which is generally a way of saying that past violations should be ignored. Consistent with this, he has spoken of restorative justice designed to further strengthen national amity, which is another way of making the same point. Even if the mandate were to be changed, the question would then be whether the commission met international standards for a credible inquiry into alleged human rights violations,” he said.

    Alston noted that Sri Lanka had an unparalleled track record of ineffectual commissions of inquiry of this kind and that it was precisely because such inquiries had been utterly unconvincing that they had not succeeded in drawing a line under the contentious issues of the past that needed to be addressed before they could be transcended.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/fr

  143. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    In an email interview with Daily Mirror online, Alston said that the mandate given to the localCommission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation, which was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and its members fell short of being independent and impartial.

    “It is also interesting to contrast the Government’s insistence, in the UN Human Rights Council, that it should be left entirely alone to conduct its own inquiry, with its strong support for an international investigation into Israel’s killing of nine people in the raid on the Gaza flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Sri Lanka apparently feels so strongly that international measures are needed in relation to Israel that its ambassador to the UN in New York is the Chairman of the so-called Group of Three currently carrying out an international investigation into Israel’s activities. I believe there are strong grounds for international action in both cases,” Alston told Daily Mirror online.

    The UN envoy, who had authenticated a video recording shown on UK’s Channel 4 TV allegedly of troops killing unarmed LTTE cadres during the war, said Sri Lanka’s capacity to heal and forge a unified national identity which embraced all of its different ethnic groups would require a genuine examination of the past sooner or later.“Well, first of all, the Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation has not, as you suggest, been appointed to look into alleged war crimes. As an article on the website of the Ministry of Defence summarizes its purpose; it is “to find out the root causes of the terrorist problem.” There is not a single mention of “human rights,” “humanitarian law,” “violations,” “war crimes” or any comparable terms. The mandate accorded by the Government very carefully avoids any of these issues. Instead, the President has indicated that the Commission should look forward — which is generally a way of saying that past violations should be ignored. Consistent with this, he has spoken of restorative justice designed to further strengthen national amity, which is another way of making the same point. Even if the mandate were to be changed, the question would then be whether the commission met international standards for a credible inquiry into alleged human rights violations,” he said.

    Alston noted that Sri Lanka had an unparalleled track record of ineffectual commissions of inquiry of this kind and that it was precisely because such inquiries had been utterly unconvincing that they had not succeeded in drawing a line under the contentious issues of the past that needed to be addressed before they could be transcended.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/fr

  144. Rohan Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    Does this mean that PA is backing the probe in Israel or GOSL is backing Israel ???

    In that context, If Sri Lankan government does back Israel, you can't call it "Double Standards". If PA is backing Israel, then it is he who has double standards.

    If PA really knows what he is talking of, he should accuse USA, AI and other HR organizations of Double standards.

    Useless telling this to the Apish Rohan as he does not understand this content – he only does a mere cut and paste job for which he get's paid from a man with a sock in his lingam !!

  145. Pathivu Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    SRILANKAN STYLE PEACE -for TAMILS and MUSLIMS – DEATH, KILLINGS, BURNING ALIVE, RAPES, LOCKING IN JAILS FOREVER and CHASING ABROAD NOTHING ELSE !!!!!!

    Sounds exactly like what your gods of mentally challenged Terrorist LTTE did.

    Kill Tamils
    Kill Muslims
    Kill Singhalees
    Burn Alive
    RAPE
    and we saw the Jails of LTTE after liberation – more like torture chambers noh ??

    Wanna refresh your memory ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    Check the link out !!! It is from a credible source and not from Tamilnut of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

  146. Janaka Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    I got this post which was actually written by a Singhala university student of Colombo who also toured Jaffna recently – though the content has been changed a bit to suite the Die Ass Pora Language, I totally agree with this post !!

    Indeed the visiting parties need to respect the practices of the area and specially religious aspects as they are more sensitive. I agree that bathing in the wells of a Kovil is not done….

    They say to act a Roman when in Rome.

    This is something that everyone needs to understand. Buddhists do not allow the visiting foreigners to wear short dresses and go to see the Temple of tooth in Kandy. Now this is done by having someone at the gate who would actually provide such people with a wrap around white cloth.

    NOW, my questioning session starts…..

    If we are seriously looking at tourism to develop economies of people living in the areas, we obviously need to let them travel to the areas – what if a European or an American comes to visit a Kovil and used this well ????? How would the people react ??? Will that be due to them not having a separate state or not having a proper educating system ????

    These are issues that happen because people are unaware and misinformed of rituals – obviously they would not know – Take our own selves for an example – we do certain things that would not be for the liking of the countries residents – Take the Die Ass Pora crowd in England for example – Londoners hate some of them for certain things they do – I have been told so – mainly the hygienic factor and throwing things around etc.. This is a problem that most Sri Lankans have in other countries…. So, what can we do ?

    I am 100% positively sure that if there was someone who could have walked up to such person and tell to refrain from using the well, they would.

    One thing we all know is that all these people (OK at least 95%) visit the area out of goodwill. I know plenty of people who have actually made friends in these areas and are keeping in touch via post. This is a good thing to happen after 30 years of brutality – build a bridge, close the gap between the people so that all would start to mingle around and re-build trust.

    I am sure that the government is aware of this issue and will take necessary steps to out it right…. But, trying to twist the stories and gain mileage and sympathy votes from the situation – another pathetic effort of the Apes of Die ass Pora Peelam !!

  147. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    In an email interview with Daily Mirror online, Alston said that the mandate given to the localCommission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation, which was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and its members fell short of being independent and impartial.

    “It is also interesting to contrast the Government’s insistence, in the UN Human Rights Council, that it should be left entirely alone to conduct its own inquiry, with its strong support for an international investigation into Israel’s killing of nine people in the raid on the Gaza flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Sri Lanka apparently feels so strongly that international measures are needed in relation to Israel that its ambassador to the UN in New York is the Chairman of the so-called Group of Three currently carrying out an international investigation into Israel’s activities. I believe there are strong grounds for international action in both cases,” Alston told Daily Mirror online.

    The UN envoy, who had authenticated a video recording shown on UK’s Channel 4 TV allegedly of troops killing unarmed LTTE cadres during the war, said Sri Lanka’s capacity to heal and forge a unified national identity which embraced all of its different ethnic groups would require a genuine examination of the past sooner or later.“Well, first of all, the Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation has not, as you suggest, been appointed to look into alleged war crimes. As an article on the website of the Ministry of Defence summarizes its purpose; it is “to find out the root causes of the terrorist problem.” There is not a single mention of “human rights,” “humanitarian law,” “violations,” “war crimes” or any comparable terms. The mandate accorded by the Government very carefully avoids any of these issues. Instead, the President has indicated that the Commission should look forward — which is generally a way of saying that past violations should be ignored. Consistent with this, he has spoken of restorative justice designed to further strengthen national amity, which is another way of making the same point. Even if the mandate were to be changed, the question would then be whether the commission met international standards for a credible inquiry into alleged human rights violations,” he said.

    Alston noted that Sri Lanka had an unparalleled track record of ineffectual commissions of inquiry of this kind and that it was precisely because such inquiries had been utterly unconvincing that they had not succeeded in drawing a line under the contentious issues of the past that needed to be addressed before they could be transcended.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/news/front-page-news/13185-alston-queries-lankas-stand.html

  148. Rohan Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, accused the Sri Lankan government of double standards for its rejection of an international investigation over alleged war crimes in the island while backing a similar probe on Israel.

    Does this mean that PA is backing the probe in Israel or GOSL is backing Israel ???

    In that context, If Sri Lankan government does back Israel, you can’t call it “Double Standards”. If PA is backing Israel, then it is he who has double standards.

    If PA really knows what he is talking of, he should accuse USA, AI and other HR organizations of Double standards.

    Useless telling this to the Apish Rohan as he does not understand this content – he only does a mere cut and paste job for which he get’s paid from a man with a sock in his lingam !!

  149. U sinhalla fake Rohan =Gon Jim Back Says: June 16th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators. The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community into not acting to censure with stern sanctions or war crimes when the naked brutality of SL’s state terrorism became evident in the May massacre of the resistance the world witnessed. The international community is now at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance (with Jihardi terrorism; the scourge of the world) to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s brutal atrocities for over thirty years. http://www.groundreport.com/World/End-Sri-Lankas-

  150. U sinhalla fake Rohan =Gon Jim Back Says: June 16th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators. The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community into not acting to censure with stern sanctions or war crimes when the naked brutality of SL’s state terrorism became evident in the May massacre of the resistance the world witnessed. The international community is now at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance (with Jihardi terrorism; the scourge of the world) to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s brutal atrocities for over thirty years. http://www.groundreport.com/World/End-Sri-Lankas-

  151. U sinhalla fake Rohan =Gon Jim Back Says: June 16th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators. The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community into not acting to censure with stern sanctions or war crimes when the naked brutality of SL’s state terrorism became evident in the May massacre of the resistance the world witnessed. The international community is now at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance (with Jihardi terrorism; the scourge of the world) to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s brutal atrocities for over thirty years. http://www.groundreport.com/World/End-Sri-Lankas-

  152. Tamil Eelam Gloriosa in USA !! :)

    Tamil Commemorative stamp released in USA !! :) :) :)

    Tamils for Obama, a US-based Tamil activist organization, is releasing a first-class postage stamp ($0.44) for use with letters posted within the United States. “U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently decided to allow American citizens to design and market their own postage stamps. We decided make use of this opportunity to show respect to the Tamils who have suffered destruction to life and property in Sri Lanka,” spokesperson for the organization told TamilNet.

    “Our objective is to bring information on Tamil struggle to the attention of the ordinary citizens of US,” the spokesperson added.

    The US Postal Service has to first approve the design before they agree to publish the stamps.

    “We urge Tamil activists in other countries where such facility exists to print and publicize the symbol of Tamil struggle,” Tamils for Obama said in its website.

    Stamps will be available online through Tamils for Obama website soon, the spokesperson said.

  153. U sinhalla fake Rohan =Gon Jim Back Says: June 16th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators. The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community into not acting to censure with stern sanctions or war crimes when the naked brutality of SL’s state terrorism became evident in the May massacre of the resistance the world witnessed. The international community is now at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance (with Jihardi terrorism; the scourge of the world) to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s brutal atrocities for over thirty years.
    http://www.groundreport.com/World/End-Sri-Lankas-genocide-behavior-to-end-flow-of-As_9/2911658

  154. Tamil Eelam Gloriosa in USA !! :)

    Tamil Commemorative stamp released in USA !! :) :) :)

    Tamils for Obama, a US-based Tamil activist organization, is releasing a first-class postage stamp ($0.44) for use with letters posted within the United States. “U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently decided to allow American citizens to design and market their own postage stamps. We decided make use of this opportunity to show respect to the Tamils who have suffered destruction to life and property in Sri Lanka,” spokesperson for the organization told TamilNet.

    “Our objective is to bring information on Tamil struggle to the attention of the ordinary citizens of US,” the spokesperson added.

    The US Postal Service has to first approve the design before they agree to publish the stamps.

    “We urge Tamil activists in other countries where such facility exists to print and publicize the symbol of Tamil struggle,” Tamils for Obama said in its website.

    Stamps will be available online through Tamils for Obama website soon, the spokesperson said.

  155. Crime against Humanity Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators.

    Unfortunately, the civilized west is getting uncivilized by allowing you apes to ape around in their streets. However, If you consider the UN HR council vote, there were several western countries that voted with Sri Lanka than against. So when you say that the west is informed I totally agree, but not for the same reasons as you have. it should be corrected as West is more informed about Sri Lanka and their activities, so that they are now 100% behind the Government of Sri Lanka.

    Also, now the USA is behind GOSL and has pledged support – so, your stamp campaign mentioned in the following post will probably go as food stamps for the Dogs in USA. People are more informed nowadays with the availability of Internet etc.. So, don't think that you can fool them by shouting in their backyards in your underwear to gain sympathy will work any more. They know that you are Terrorists and are supporting a Terrorist mentality – So be careful. It won't be long before your Terrorist activities are going to backfire on you..

    The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community ….

    There are 30+ different ethnic communities who lived in Sri Lanka for the past 200 years (at least) and all of them are still living in the country – So how can there be Genocide ?? – We have explained this several times that Genocide means a systematic elimination of one Ethnic group by another – if that's the case, how can there be Tamil, Muslim, Burgher, Ministers with Cabinet portfolio's in the very government you call Racist and still go on a Genocide ????? This only shows that you are uneducated and do not even know to read and understand stuff – it also showcases when you cut and paste other people's articles with no relevance to any matter discussed on these blogs. Is this the level you stoop down to get sympathy or is this the way you show how pathetic your Terrorist organization has become ???

    I also wish to bring in to the kind attention of those who can read and understand (literate humans) the Quote "Singhala Buddhists who mislead the International" – These terrorists of LTTE should rewind the tiny bit of brain they have to understand that it was the late Hon. Lakshman Kadiragamar who was a Tamil Christian during his tenure as the Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka who fought against the Terrorism of LTTE. This gentleman honored by all governments of all countries were murdered by the very people who cry "Genocide Against Tamils". If at all there was attempt of Genocide against Tamils by any means, the finger points right at the Apes of LTTE.

    We have seen on may occasions the Army personnel from Sri Lankan forces carrying old Ladies & Gentleman, Pregnant mothers, Little Children and Sick people who are Tamil to safety when they were neglected and left to die by this mentally challenged terrorist organization. What did these Apes do ? They got Children as young as 9 years to hang a Cyanide capsule around the neck and handed them T-56 assault riffles to fire at people instead of giving them fairy tale books.

    Do we still want to listen to people who are representing such mentally challenged organization ?????????

  156. Fake Rohan
    June 17th, 2010 at 3:36 am

    ———————————-

    Stealing the other blogger names are not conducive to the lively debate .

  157. Crime against Humanity Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    The enlightened and civilized West now better informed on the brutality of SL’s human rights/war crimes support the Tamil cause with initiatives to pursue the war crimes perpetrators.

    Unfortunately, the civilized west is getting uncivilized by allowing you apes to ape around in their streets. However, If you consider the UN HR council vote, there were several western countries that voted with Sri Lanka than against. So when you say that the west is informed I totally agree, but not for the same reasons as you have. it should be corrected as West is more informed about Sri Lanka and their activities, so that they are now 100% behind the Government of Sri Lanka.

    Also, now the USA is behind GOSL and has pledged support – so, your stamp campaign mentioned in the following post will probably go as food stamps for the Dogs in USA. People are more informed nowadays with the availability of Internet etc.. So, don’t think that you can fool them by shouting in their backyards in your underwear to gain sympathy will work any more. They know that you are Terrorists and are supporting a Terrorist mentality – So be careful. It won’t be long before your Terrorist activities are going to backfire on you..

    The successful SL genocide is attributable to the extra-ordinary story telling capacity of Sinhala/Buddhists who fatally mislead the international community ….

    There are 30+ different ethnic communities who lived in Sri Lanka for the past 200 years (at least) and all of them are still living in the country – So how can there be Genocide ?? – We have explained this several times that Genocide means a systematic elimination of one Ethnic group by another – if that’s the case, how can there be Tamil, Muslim, Burgher, Ministers with Cabinet portfolio’s in the very government you call Racist and still go on a Genocide ????? This only shows that you are uneducated and do not even know to read and understand stuff – it also showcases when you cut and paste other people’s articles with no relevance to any matter discussed on these blogs. Is this the level you stoop down to get sympathy or is this the way you show how pathetic your Terrorist organization has become ???

    I also wish to bring in to the kind attention of those who can read and understand (literate humans) the Quote “Singhala Buddhists who mislead the International” – These terrorists of LTTE should rewind the tiny bit of brain they have to understand that it was the late Hon. Lakshman Kadiragamar who was a Tamil Christian during his tenure as the Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka who fought against the Terrorism of LTTE. This gentleman honored by all governments of all countries were murdered by the very people who cry “Genocide Against Tamils”. If at all there was attempt of Genocide against Tamils by any means, the finger points right at the Apes of LTTE.

    We have seen on may occasions the Army personnel from Sri Lankan forces carrying old Ladies & Gentleman, Pregnant mothers, Little Children and Sick people who are Tamil to safety when they were neglected and left to die by this mentally challenged terrorist organization. What did these Apes do ? They got Children as young as 9 years to hang a Cyanide capsule around the neck and handed them T-56 assault riffles to fire at people instead of giving them fairy tale books.

    Do we still want to listen to people who are representing such mentally challenged organization ?????????

  158. Fake Rohan
    June 17th, 2010 at 3:36 am

    ———————————-

    Stealing the other blogger names are not conducive to the lively debate .

  159. Interesting Eelam Fact No. 234 (in an occasional series)

    "Karthigaipoo" or Gloriosa Lily (Liliaceae Glory lily) is the the official national flower of Eelam Tamils. It is poisonous if directly ingested. One-tenth of an ounce of Gloriosa root can be fatal to an adult.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    I wonder if Fat Boy VP chose this flower, with the same foresight and intelligence with which he chose to commence the Final War? Probably.

    The national flower of Sri Lanka is a Star lotus. It has no poisonous properties.

    A more perfect symbolism is hard to imagine.

    @ Matahavan: there would be a debate if any of the pro-Eelam crowd was capable of engaging in one. So far, their debating and discussion is restricted to copying and pasting from Tamilnut, Eelamwhine and similar sites.

    I'd be delighted if any of you were capable of discussing anything at all — other than the usual complaints — let's hear it.

  160. Interesting Eelam Fact No. 234 (in an occasional series)

    "Karthigaipoo" or Gloriosa Lily (Liliaceae Glory lily) is the the official national flower of Eelam Tamils. It is poisonous if directly ingested. One-tenth of an ounce of Gloriosa root can be fatal to an adult.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    I wonder if Fat Boy VP chose this flower, with the same foresight and intelligence with which he chose to commence the Final War? Probably.

    The national flower of Sri Lanka is a Star lotus. It has no poisonous properties.

    A more perfect symbolism is hard to imagine.

    @ Matahavan: there would be a debate if any of the pro-Eelam crowd was capable of engaging in one. So far, their debating and discussion is restricted to copying and pasting from Tamilnut, Eelamwhine and similar sites.

    I'd be delighted if any of you were capable of discussing anything at all — other than the usual complaints — let's hear it.

  161. Interesting Eelam Fact No. 234 (in an occasional series)

    "Karthigaipoo" or Gloriosa Lily (Liliaceae Glory lily) is the the official national flower of Eelam Tamils. It is poisonous if directly ingested. One-tenth of an ounce of Gloriosa root can be fatal to an adult.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    I wonder if Fat Boy VP chose this flower, with the same foresight and intelligence with which he chose to commence the Final War? Probably.

    The national flower of Sri Lanka is a Star lotus. It has no poisonous properties.

    A more perfect symbolism is hard to imagine.

    @ Matahavan: there would be a debate if any of the pro-Eelam crowd was capable of engaging in one. So far, their debating and discussion is restricted to copying and pasting from Tamilnut, Eelamwhine and similar sites.

    I'd be delighted if any of you were capable of discussing anything at all — other than the usual complaints — let's hear it.

  162. Interesting Eelam Fact No. 234 (in an occasional series)

    “Karthigaipoo” or Gloriosa Lily (Liliaceae Glory lily) is the the official national flower of Eelam Tamils. It is poisonous if directly ingested. One-tenth of an ounce of Gloriosa root can be fatal to an adult.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=11322

    I wonder if Fat Boy VP chose this flower, with the same foresight and intelligence with which he chose to commence the Final War? Probably.

    The national flower of Sri Lanka is a Star lotus. It has no poisonous properties.

    A more perfect symbolism is hard to imagine.

    @ Matahavan: there would be a debate if any of the pro-Eelam crowd was capable of engaging in one. So far, their debating and discussion is restricted to copying and pasting from Tamilnut, Eelamwhine and similar sites.

    I’d be delighted if any of you were capable of discussing anything at all — other than the usual complaints — let’s hear it.

  163. Well hello, Beach Boys of Eelam!

    I just wanted to show my appreciation for your outstanding work battling against the demonic Singhala racists and showing our White Masters the pathetic situation to which We Thamiz have been reduced to, after our Glorious Leader unfortunately tactically withdrew his forehead into a racist, Sri Lankan axe.

    We're protesting, hunger-striking, defecating, jumping into rives, self-immolating, holding candelit vigils, peeling onions by the ton (helps to manufacture tears), swimming across vast distances on leaky boats to Australiaeelam, providing shark food, creating governments in exile, and the White Masters still won't fight for us to get Eelam.

    It's enough to make a girl despair. As you know, I tried to get elected as a European Parliament candidate from London. Even with our sister MIA supporting me, our White Masters and Mistresses didn't give me enough votes to win. Over 50,000 people and donkeys still voted for me. I even compared the IDP camps to Nazi extermination camps. It still wasn't enough.

    I do have a small medical problem called 'cognitive dissonance' which has been plaguing me for some time. During the election, I vehemently opposed the White Racists of the BNP (British National Party). Yet I supported the right of superior Tamil peoples to have their own ethnically pure state within Sri Lanka.

    As a small reward from your grateful sister-in-Eelam, here are some photos of me to keep you warm during the cold, lonely nights as you dream feverishly of Eelam.
    http://tinyurl.com/386s26v

    Sri Lanka oru nalla naadu!

  164. Well hello, Beach Boys of Eelam!

    I just wanted to show my appreciation for your outstanding work battling against the demonic Singhala racists and showing our White Masters the pathetic situation to which We Thamiz have been reduced to, after our Glorious Leader unfortunately tactically withdrew his forehead into a racist, Sri Lankan axe.

    We're protesting, hunger-striking, defecating, jumping into rives, self-immolating, holding candelit vigils, peeling onions by the ton (helps to manufacture tears), swimming across vast distances on leaky boats to Australiaeelam, providing shark food, creating governments in exile, and the White Masters still won't fight for us to get Eelam.

    It's enough to make a girl despair. As you know, I tried to get elected as a European Parliament candidate from London. Even with our sister MIA supporting me, our White Masters and Mistresses didn't give me enough votes to win. Over 50,000 people and donkeys still voted for me. I even compared the IDP camps to Nazi extermination camps. It still wasn't enough.

    I do have a small medical problem called 'cognitive dissonance' which has been plaguing me for some time. During the election, I vehemently opposed the White Racists of the BNP (British National Party). Yet I supported the right of superior Tamil peoples to have their own ethnically pure state within Sri Lanka.

    As a small reward from your grateful sister-in-Eelam, here are some photos of me to keep you warm during the cold, lonely nights as you dream feverishly of Eelam.
    http://tinyurl.com/386s26v

    Sri Lanka oru nalla naadu!

  165. Well hello, Beach Boys of Eelam!

    I just wanted to show my appreciation for your outstanding work battling against the demonic Singhala racists and showing our White Masters the pathetic situation to which We Thamiz have been reduced to, after our Glorious Leader unfortunately tactically withdrew his forehead into a racist, Sri Lankan axe.

    We're protesting, hunger-striking, defecating, jumping into rives, self-immolating, holding candelit vigils, peeling onions by the ton (helps to manufacture tears), swimming across vast distances on leaky boats to Australiaeelam, providing shark food, creating governments in exile, and the White Masters still won't fight for us to get Eelam.

    It's enough to make a girl despair. As you know, I tried to get elected as a European Parliament candidate from London. Even with our sister MIA supporting me, our White Masters and Mistresses didn't give me enough votes to win. Over 50,000 people and donkeys still voted for me. I even compared the IDP camps to Nazi extermination camps. It still wasn't enough.

    I do have a small medical problem called 'cognitive dissonance' which has been plaguing me for some time. During the election, I vehemently opposed the White Racists of the BNP (British National Party). Yet I supported the right of superior Tamil peoples to have their own ethnically pure state within Sri Lanka.

    As a small reward from your grateful sister-in-Eelam, here are some photos of me to keep you warm during the cold, lonely nights as you dream feverishly of Eelam.
    http://tinyurl.com/386s26v

    Sri Lanka oru nalla naadu!

  166. UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war in place ‘next week’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10346

    The UN estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the conflict

    A panel to advise the United Nations on human rights issues arising from the civil war in Sri Lanka could be in place within days.

    The announcement came from the UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, after a two-day visit to the island.

    The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict.

  167. Celebrating war victory and banning commemoration of dead civilians: this is “home grown & indigenous” reconciliation and freedom in Sri Lanka? http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/18/celebrating

    Today, 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    Some media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war. In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office and asked him to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war. The thinking appears that all these events are to commemorate the killing of LTTE leader Prabakaran. Or that May 17th – 19th is a victory day, and thus, no mourning should happen, and everyone should celebrate, even if your own mother or child or husband was killed.

    This seems to be the official policy of the government, with the Minister of Media and Information reported as saying that Tamil people only have a privately commemorate their kith and kin killed privately and not publicly. (See http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=956

    Of course the writing has been on the wall for some time. Ever since the end of war, I had seen many monuments built in the Vanni celebrating war victories and in honour of dead soldiers. At the same time, memorials for Tamil militants built by the LTTE have been destroyed, in the Vanni as well as in Jaffna, denying family members the opportunity to light a candle or lay a flower. At one such destroyed memorial site in Jaffna, army officers told me not to take photos since that place is now earmarked to be an army camp. I was not allowed to even get near another such well known memorial in Kopay, Jaffna.

    Not surprisingly, I didn’t see a single memorial built to remember civilians killed in the war. A priest in Vanni who was trying to build a simple and small monument for civilians killed was warned by the army to stop building it.

    Beyond a moral and ethical perspective, these incidents raise serious issues about freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

    Just a few days after some provisions of the emergency regulations, including restrictions on public processions and meetings were repealed, the military had prevented peaceful religious events from taking place and threatened organizers and participants.

    The army had also curtailed religious freedom, despite freedom of religion being a right that cannot be restricted in any circumstances in the Sri Lankan constitution.

    So, we Sri Lankans will have to live with a type of homegrown reconciliation in Sri Lanka that doesn’t allow its citizens, and especially families of those killed, to light a candle, lay a flower, say prayer to mourn and grieve.

    We will have to live with an indigenous “liberation” and “freedom” which doesn’t include rights of religion and peaceful assembly to have religious events to commemorate family members and loved ones killed.

  168. Well hello, Beach Boys of Eelam!

    I just wanted to show my appreciation for your outstanding work battling against the demonic Singhala racists and showing our White Masters the pathetic situation to which We Thamiz have been reduced to, after our Glorious Leader unfortunately tactically withdrew his forehead into a racist, Sri Lankan axe.

    We’re protesting, hunger-striking, defecating, jumping into rives, self-immolating, holding candelit vigils, peeling onions by the ton (helps to manufacture tears), swimming across vast distances on leaky boats to Australiaeelam, providing shark food, creating governments in exile, and the White Masters still won’t fight for us to get Eelam.

    It’s enough to make a girl despair. As you know, I tried to get elected as a European Parliament candidate from London. Even with our sister MIA supporting me, our White Masters and Mistresses didn’t give me enough votes to win. Over 50,000 people and donkeys still voted for me. I even compared the IDP camps to Nazi extermination camps. It still wasn’t enough.

    I do have a small medical problem called ‘cognitive dissonance’ which has been plaguing me for some time. During the election, I vehemently opposed the White Racists of the BNP (British National Party). Yet I supported the right of superior Tamil peoples to have their own ethnically pure state within Sri Lanka.

    As a small reward from your grateful sister-in-Eelam, here are some photos of me to keep you warm during the cold, lonely nights as you dream feverishly of Eelam.

    http://tinyurl.com/386s26v

    Sri Lanka oru nalla naadu!

  169. M.I.A. In 'Dazed & Confused': Death Threats To My Baby Inspired New Album http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/mia-in-d
    On being told by the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary she should stick to music and not politics:
    I'm not doing it in a Bono way, like, 'We must save Africa.' I just saw something when I was eight and they didn't kill me. I am alive to say this is what happened, and to not have that right just because I make music now is really shit. I am not coming out as a political preacher. I survived it and I'm going to tell you my account of it, just like Jewish people get to talk about the Holocaust and we embrace it."

    On how her baby influenced her new album:
    "In the last months of pregnancy I watched so much destruction that was happening in Sri Lanka, and saw hundreds of babies being blown up. It was disgusting and it was horrible to watch and I felt so guilty inflicting that on my unborn baby. But at the same time it was a reality. I couldn't really ignore it, I got extra protective. People were sending me death threats and telling me bad shit about my kid… People would write on Twitter and YouTube, 'Your baby is going to die,' because I was talking about the Sri Lankan government and the issues that were going on there. Even though I had all this amazing success, at the same time I was watching this crazy destruction going on over there. No one really wanted to talk about it and then all these people were reaching out to me to talk about it because I am the only one that can represent them. At the same time I was pregnant and I didn't want to have to deal with that shit but I had no choice. It was the month they decided to end a 30 year long civil war so it wasn't like I could go, 'Ooo, sorry I just can't deal with this right now, I've got a baby on the way!' Maybe I should have done that. I think the album is a mixture of all those things – babies, death, destruction, and powerlessness."

    MIA: I speak for my people http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  170. Fonseka must be shot – Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00
    Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has said that General Sarath Fonseka should be tortured to death or shot for betraying the country.

    He had made the statement at the inaugural meeting of the Mathale District Development Committee.

    Mervyn had said that General Fonseka was a traitor who had bought war crimes charges against the country.

    Gotabhaya challenges HRW to prove allegations of war crimes http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00

    The Defence Secretary had made the challenge following various allegations of war crimes that is said to have taken place in the country during the war have been broadcast through video clips

    and other photographs by Britain’s Channel 4 and the US based HRW.

    The report states that the HRW had said that it was in possession of 400 photographs to prove that war crimes had taken place in Sri Lanka.

    The five photographs shown below of a Tamil youth who was killed after being arrested during the war were released by the HRW a few days ago.

  171. Debate on Alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

    Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab): I am grateful for the chance to highlight again the appalling treatment of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Government. Many hon. Members share my interest in the subject, and although the debate is short, I will take as many interventions as I can. I pay tribute to the former hon. Member for Enfield North, my great friend Joan Ryan, who has always been one of the most powerful and passionate supporters of human rights and who continues to care deeply about what has happened to the Tamil community.

    Before I begin my speech properly, I want to go over some old ground, as there have been several very good debates about the Sri Lankan Government’s treatment of Tamils in the past 18 months or so. In that time, hon. Members persuaded the previous Government to support a number of measures, including an end to GSP plus—the generalised system of preferences, which is a preferential trading agreement between the European Union and Sri Lanka. GSP plus was stopped because the European Commission conducted a major study of human rights in Sri Lanka and found a variety of abuses, including the lack of a free press, unlawful killings, torture, disappearances and so on. For similar reasons, the Commonwealth decided not to make Sri Lanka the host of the next Commonwealth conference, largely as a result of the British Government’s leadership. I would welcome the opportunity to hear confirmation from the new Government that they support the decisions on GSP plus and the Commonwealth conference. Those decisions have been debated several times in the House of Commons, and many hon. Members have spoken in favour. Can the Minister confirm that the present Government will support them?
    The reason why I called for the debate is that since Britain acted against Sri Lanka’s human rights record, even more disturbing questions have emerged about Sri Lanka’s activities. I am referring to evidence of war crimes. I shall quote from the International Crisis Group report of 17 May, which is called, very starkly, “War Crimes in Sri Lanka”, but first I shall mention a report by Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi, who are members of The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders brought together in 2007 by former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is a hero to many of us here. Their report states:

    “There is a growing body of evidence that there were repeated and intentional violations of international humanitarian law…in the last months of the war.”

  172. UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war in place ‘next week’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10346

    The UN estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the conflict

    A panel to advise the United Nations on human rights issues arising from the civil war in Sri Lanka could be in place within days.

    The announcement came from the UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, after a two-day visit to the island.

    The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict.

  173. UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war in place ‘next week’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10346

    The UN estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the conflict

    A panel to advise the United Nations on human rights issues arising from the civil war in Sri Lanka could be in place within days.

    The announcement came from the UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, after a two-day visit to the island.

    The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict.

  174. Celebrating war victory and banning commemoration of dead civilians: this is “home grown & indigenous” reconciliation and freedom in Sri Lanka? http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/18/celebrating

    Today, 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    Some media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war. In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office and asked him to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war. The thinking appears that all these events are to commemorate the killing of LTTE leader Prabakaran. Or that May 17th – 19th is a victory day, and thus, no mourning should happen, and everyone should celebrate, even if your own mother or child or husband was killed.

    This seems to be the official policy of the government, with the Minister of Media and Information reported as saying that Tamil people only have a privately commemorate their kith and kin killed privately and not publicly. (See http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=956

    Of course the writing has been on the wall for some time. Ever since the end of war, I had seen many monuments built in the Vanni celebrating war victories and in honour of dead soldiers. At the same time, memorials for Tamil militants built by the LTTE have been destroyed, in the Vanni as well as in Jaffna, denying family members the opportunity to light a candle or lay a flower. At one such destroyed memorial site in Jaffna, army officers told me not to take photos since that place is now earmarked to be an army camp. I was not allowed to even get near another such well known memorial in Kopay, Jaffna.

    Not surprisingly, I didn’t see a single memorial built to remember civilians killed in the war. A priest in Vanni who was trying to build a simple and small monument for civilians killed was warned by the army to stop building it.

    Beyond a moral and ethical perspective, these incidents raise serious issues about freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

    Just a few days after some provisions of the emergency regulations, including restrictions on public processions and meetings were repealed, the military had prevented peaceful religious events from taking place and threatened organizers and participants.

    The army had also curtailed religious freedom, despite freedom of religion being a right that cannot be restricted in any circumstances in the Sri Lankan constitution.

    So, we Sri Lankans will have to live with a type of homegrown reconciliation in Sri Lanka that doesn’t allow its citizens, and especially families of those killed, to light a candle, lay a flower, say prayer to mourn and grieve.

    We will have to live with an indigenous “liberation” and “freedom” which doesn’t include rights of religion and peaceful assembly to have religious events to commemorate family members and loved ones killed.

  175. Celebrating war victory and banning commemoration of dead civilians: this is “home grown & indigenous” reconciliation and freedom in Sri Lanka? http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/18/celebrating

    Today, 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    Some media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war. In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office and asked him to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war. The thinking appears that all these events are to commemorate the killing of LTTE leader Prabakaran. Or that May 17th – 19th is a victory day, and thus, no mourning should happen, and everyone should celebrate, even if your own mother or child or husband was killed.

    This seems to be the official policy of the government, with the Minister of Media and Information reported as saying that Tamil people only have a privately commemorate their kith and kin killed privately and not publicly. (See http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=956

    Of course the writing has been on the wall for some time. Ever since the end of war, I had seen many monuments built in the Vanni celebrating war victories and in honour of dead soldiers. At the same time, memorials for Tamil militants built by the LTTE have been destroyed, in the Vanni as well as in Jaffna, denying family members the opportunity to light a candle or lay a flower. At one such destroyed memorial site in Jaffna, army officers told me not to take photos since that place is now earmarked to be an army camp. I was not allowed to even get near another such well known memorial in Kopay, Jaffna.

    Not surprisingly, I didn’t see a single memorial built to remember civilians killed in the war. A priest in Vanni who was trying to build a simple and small monument for civilians killed was warned by the army to stop building it.

    Beyond a moral and ethical perspective, these incidents raise serious issues about freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

    Just a few days after some provisions of the emergency regulations, including restrictions on public processions and meetings were repealed, the military had prevented peaceful religious events from taking place and threatened organizers and participants.

    The army had also curtailed religious freedom, despite freedom of religion being a right that cannot be restricted in any circumstances in the Sri Lankan constitution.

    So, we Sri Lankans will have to live with a type of homegrown reconciliation in Sri Lanka that doesn’t allow its citizens, and especially families of those killed, to light a candle, lay a flower, say prayer to mourn and grieve.

    We will have to live with an indigenous “liberation” and “freedom” which doesn’t include rights of religion and peaceful assembly to have religious events to commemorate family members and loved ones killed.

  176. M.I.A. In 'Dazed & Confused': Death Threats To My Baby Inspired New Album http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/mia-in-d
    On being told by the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary she should stick to music and not politics:
    I'm not doing it in a Bono way, like, 'We must save Africa.' I just saw something when I was eight and they didn't kill me. I am alive to say this is what happened, and to not have that right just because I make music now is really shit. I am not coming out as a political preacher. I survived it and I'm going to tell you my account of it, just like Jewish people get to talk about the Holocaust and we embrace it."

    On how her baby influenced her new album:
    "In the last months of pregnancy I watched so much destruction that was happening in Sri Lanka, and saw hundreds of babies being blown up. It was disgusting and it was horrible to watch and I felt so guilty inflicting that on my unborn baby. But at the same time it was a reality. I couldn't really ignore it, I got extra protective. People were sending me death threats and telling me bad shit about my kid… People would write on Twitter and YouTube, 'Your baby is going to die,' because I was talking about the Sri Lankan government and the issues that were going on there. Even though I had all this amazing success, at the same time I was watching this crazy destruction going on over there. No one really wanted to talk about it and then all these people were reaching out to me to talk about it because I am the only one that can represent them. At the same time I was pregnant and I didn't want to have to deal with that shit but I had no choice. It was the month they decided to end a 30 year long civil war so it wasn't like I could go, 'Ooo, sorry I just can't deal with this right now, I've got a baby on the way!' Maybe I should have done that. I think the album is a mixture of all those things – babies, death, destruction, and powerlessness."

    MIA: I speak for my people http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  177. M.I.A. In 'Dazed & Confused': Death Threats To My Baby Inspired New Album http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/mia-in-d
    On being told by the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary she should stick to music and not politics:
    I'm not doing it in a Bono way, like, 'We must save Africa.' I just saw something when I was eight and they didn't kill me. I am alive to say this is what happened, and to not have that right just because I make music now is really shit. I am not coming out as a political preacher. I survived it and I'm going to tell you my account of it, just like Jewish people get to talk about the Holocaust and we embrace it."

    On how her baby influenced her new album:
    "In the last months of pregnancy I watched so much destruction that was happening in Sri Lanka, and saw hundreds of babies being blown up. It was disgusting and it was horrible to watch and I felt so guilty inflicting that on my unborn baby. But at the same time it was a reality. I couldn't really ignore it, I got extra protective. People were sending me death threats and telling me bad shit about my kid… People would write on Twitter and YouTube, 'Your baby is going to die,' because I was talking about the Sri Lankan government and the issues that were going on there. Even though I had all this amazing success, at the same time I was watching this crazy destruction going on over there. No one really wanted to talk about it and then all these people were reaching out to me to talk about it because I am the only one that can represent them. At the same time I was pregnant and I didn't want to have to deal with that shit but I had no choice. It was the month they decided to end a 30 year long civil war so it wasn't like I could go, 'Ooo, sorry I just can't deal with this right now, I've got a baby on the way!' Maybe I should have done that. I think the album is a mixture of all those things – babies, death, destruction, and powerlessness."

    MIA: I speak for my people http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  178. Fonseka must be shot – Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00
    Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has said that General Sarath Fonseka should be tortured to death or shot for betraying the country.

    He had made the statement at the inaugural meeting of the Mathale District Development Committee.

    Mervyn had said that General Fonseka was a traitor who had bought war crimes charges against the country.

    Gotabhaya challenges HRW to prove allegations of war crimes http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00

    The Defence Secretary had made the challenge following various allegations of war crimes that is said to have taken place in the country during the war have been broadcast through video clips

    and other photographs by Britain’s Channel 4 and the US based HRW.

    The report states that the HRW had said that it was in possession of 400 photographs to prove that war crimes had taken place in Sri Lanka.

    The five photographs shown below of a Tamil youth who was killed after being arrested during the war were released by the HRW a few days ago.

  179. Fonseka must be shot – Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00
    Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has said that General Sarath Fonseka should be tortured to death or shot for betraying the country.

    He had made the statement at the inaugural meeting of the Mathale District Development Committee.

    Mervyn had said that General Fonseka was a traitor who had bought war crimes charges against the country.

    Gotabhaya challenges HRW to prove allegations of war crimes http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_00

    The Defence Secretary had made the challenge following various allegations of war crimes that is said to have taken place in the country during the war have been broadcast through video clips

    and other photographs by Britain’s Channel 4 and the US based HRW.

    The report states that the HRW had said that it was in possession of 400 photographs to prove that war crimes had taken place in Sri Lanka.

    The five photographs shown below of a Tamil youth who was killed after being arrested during the war were released by the HRW a few days ago.

  180. Debate on Alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

    Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab): I am grateful for the chance to highlight again the appalling treatment of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Government. Many hon. Members share my interest in the subject, and although the debate is short, I will take as many interventions as I can. I pay tribute to the former hon. Member for Enfield North, my great friend Joan Ryan, who has always been one of the most powerful and passionate supporters of human rights and who continues to care deeply about what has happened to the Tamil community.

    Before I begin my speech properly, I want to go over some old ground, as there have been several very good debates about the Sri Lankan Government’s treatment of Tamils in the past 18 months or so. In that time, hon. Members persuaded the previous Government to support a number of measures, including an end to GSP plus—the generalised system of preferences, which is a preferential trading agreement between the European Union and Sri Lanka. GSP plus was stopped because the European Commission conducted a major study of human rights in Sri Lanka and found a variety of abuses, including the lack of a free press, unlawful killings, torture, disappearances and so on. For similar reasons, the Commonwealth decided not to make Sri Lanka the host of the next Commonwealth conference, largely as a result of the British Government’s leadership. I would welcome the opportunity to hear confirmation from the new Government that they support the decisions on GSP plus and the Commonwealth conference. Those decisions have been debated several times in the House of Commons, and many hon. Members have spoken in favour. Can the Minister confirm that the present Government will support them?
    The reason why I called for the debate is that since Britain acted against Sri Lanka’s human rights record, even more disturbing questions have emerged about Sri Lanka’s activities. I am referring to evidence of war crimes. I shall quote from the International Crisis Group report of 17 May, which is called, very starkly, “War Crimes in Sri Lanka”, but first I shall mention a report by Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi, who are members of The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders brought together in 2007 by former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is a hero to many of us here. Their report states:

    “There is a growing body of evidence that there were repeated and intentional violations of international humanitarian law…in the last months of the war.”

  181. Debate on Alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

    Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab): I am grateful for the chance to highlight again the appalling treatment of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Government. Many hon. Members share my interest in the subject, and although the debate is short, I will take as many interventions as I can. I pay tribute to the former hon. Member for Enfield North, my great friend Joan Ryan, who has always been one of the most powerful and passionate supporters of human rights and who continues to care deeply about what has happened to the Tamil community.

    Before I begin my speech properly, I want to go over some old ground, as there have been several very good debates about the Sri Lankan Government’s treatment of Tamils in the past 18 months or so. In that time, hon. Members persuaded the previous Government to support a number of measures, including an end to GSP plus—the generalised system of preferences, which is a preferential trading agreement between the European Union and Sri Lanka. GSP plus was stopped because the European Commission conducted a major study of human rights in Sri Lanka and found a variety of abuses, including the lack of a free press, unlawful killings, torture, disappearances and so on. For similar reasons, the Commonwealth decided not to make Sri Lanka the host of the next Commonwealth conference, largely as a result of the British Government’s leadership. I would welcome the opportunity to hear confirmation from the new Government that they support the decisions on GSP plus and the Commonwealth conference. Those decisions have been debated several times in the House of Commons, and many hon. Members have spoken in favour. Can the Minister confirm that the present Government will support them?
    The reason why I called for the debate is that since Britain acted against Sri Lanka’s human rights record, even more disturbing questions have emerged about Sri Lanka’s activities. I am referring to evidence of war crimes. I shall quote from the International Crisis Group report of 17 May, which is called, very starkly, “War Crimes in Sri Lanka”, but first I shall mention a report by Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi, who are members of The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders brought together in 2007 by former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is a hero to many of us here. Their report states:

    “There is a growing body of evidence that there were repeated and intentional violations of international humanitarian law…in the last months of the war.”

  182. A few counters to the most recent Eelam Whines ®

    MIA a silly pop star, who now claims to 'represent' Tamil people (really?) bravely said "Give war a chance,”. Well, yes, she got her wish. Rather like the rest of the pro-LTTE diaspora she wasn't able to attend the war she wanted. She was too busy deciding what sort of white wine to order with her meal.

    The UK Labour MPs, (friends of the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora) can shout as much as they like. The organisation they supported was destroyed. Even the Labour Party, which has a penchant for supporting lost causes, will eventually realise its' impotence. White Madam Siobhain McDonagh MP for Mitcham and Morden and Mullativu must be furious! :)

    Rohan, take hear from the official motto of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam. Nil Desperandum, which means 'Don't Despair'. Eelam is Just Around the Corner. Just Wait and See.®

    Oh, you might want to remember these preceptive words from Mahinda Mama:

    "One cannot succeed in liberating the motherland by keeping your son at home and getting another's son to fight. When we came forward to liberate the motherland, it was not done thinking that the leader, the people and the country were separate from each other, but was a single entity."

    That is the failure of the pro-LTTE diaspora distilled into 12 words. Keeping your son at home and getting another's son to fight.

  183. UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war in place ‘next week’
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10346869.stm

    The UN estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the conflict

    A panel to advise the United Nations on human rights issues arising from the civil war in Sri Lanka could be in place within days.

    The announcement came from the UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, after a two-day visit to the island.

    The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict.

  184. Celebrating war victory and banning commemoration of dead civilians: this is “home grown & indigenous” reconciliation and freedom in Sri Lanka?
    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/18/celebrating-war-victory-and-banning-commemoration-of-dead-civilians-this-is-%E2%80%9Chome-grown-indigenous%E2%80%9D-reconciliation-and-freedom-in-sri-lanka/

    Today, 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    Some media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war. In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office and asked him to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war. The thinking appears that all these events are to commemorate the killing of LTTE leader Prabakaran. Or that May 17th – 19th is a victory day, and thus, no mourning should happen, and everyone should celebrate, even if your own mother or child or husband was killed.

    This seems to be the official policy of the government, with the Minister of Media and Information reported as saying that Tamil people only have a privately commemorate their kith and kin killed privately and not publicly. (See http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=9568)

    Of course the writing has been on the wall for some time. Ever since the end of war, I had seen many monuments built in the Vanni celebrating war victories and in honour of dead soldiers. At the same time, memorials for Tamil militants built by the LTTE have been destroyed, in the Vanni as well as in Jaffna, denying family members the opportunity to light a candle or lay a flower. At one such destroyed memorial site in Jaffna, army officers told me not to take photos since that place is now earmarked to be an army camp. I was not allowed to even get near another such well known memorial in Kopay, Jaffna.

    Not surprisingly, I didn’t see a single memorial built to remember civilians killed in the war. A priest in Vanni who was trying to build a simple and small monument for civilians killed was warned by the army to stop building it.

    Beyond a moral and ethical perspective, these incidents raise serious issues about freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

    Just a few days after some provisions of the emergency regulations, including restrictions on public processions and meetings were repealed, the military had prevented peaceful religious events from taking place and threatened organizers and participants.

    The army had also curtailed religious freedom, despite freedom of religion being a right that cannot be restricted in any circumstances in the Sri Lankan constitution.

    So, we Sri Lankans will have to live with a type of homegrown reconciliation in Sri Lanka that doesn’t allow its citizens, and especially families of those killed, to light a candle, lay a flower, say prayer to mourn and grieve.

    We will have to live with an indigenous “liberation” and “freedom” which doesn’t include rights of religion and peaceful assembly to have religious events to commemorate family members and loved ones killed.

  185. M.I.A. In ‘Dazed & Confused’: Death Threats To My Baby Inspired New Album
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/15/mia-in-dazed-confused-dea_n_612920.html
    On being told by the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary she should stick to music and not politics:
    I’m not doing it in a Bono way, like, ‘We must save Africa.’ I just saw something when I was eight and they didn’t kill me. I am alive to say this is what happened, and to not have that right just because I make music now is really shit. I am not coming out as a political preacher. I survived it and I’m going to tell you my account of it, just like Jewish people get to talk about the Holocaust and we embrace it.”

    On how her baby influenced her new album:
    “In the last months of pregnancy I watched so much destruction that was happening in Sri Lanka, and saw hundreds of babies being blown up. It was disgusting and it was horrible to watch and I felt so guilty inflicting that on my unborn baby. But at the same time it was a reality. I couldn’t really ignore it, I got extra protective. People were sending me death threats and telling me bad shit about my kid… People would write on Twitter and YouTube, ‘Your baby is going to die,’ because I was talking about the Sri Lankan government and the issues that were going on there. Even though I had all this amazing success, at the same time I was watching this crazy destruction going on over there. No one really wanted to talk about it and then all these people were reaching out to me to talk about it because I am the only one that can represent them. At the same time I was pregnant and I didn’t want to have to deal with that shit but I had no choice. It was the month they decided to end a 30 year long civil war so it wasn’t like I could go, ‘Ooo, sorry I just can’t deal with this right now, I’ve got a baby on the way!’ Maybe I should have done that. I think the album is a mixture of all those things – babies, death, destruction, and powerlessness.”

    MIA: I speak for my people
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31996

  186. Fonseka must be shot – Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_003.html
    Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has said that General Sarath Fonseka should be tortured to death or shot for betraying the country.

    He had made the statement at the inaugural meeting of the Mathale District Development Committee.

    Mervyn had said that General Fonseka was a traitor who had bought war crimes charges against the country.

    Gotabhaya challenges HRW to prove allegations of war crimes
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_17_006.html

    The Defence Secretary had made the challenge following various allegations of war crimes that is said to have taken place in the country during the war have been broadcast through video clips

    and other photographs by Britain’s Channel 4 and the US based HRW.

    The report states that the HRW had said that it was in possession of 400 photographs to prove that war crimes had taken place in Sri Lanka.

    The five photographs shown below of a Tamil youth who was killed after being arrested during the war were released by the HRW a few days ago.

  187. Debate on Alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10_06_17_001.html

    Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab): I am grateful for the chance to highlight again the appalling treatment of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Government. Many hon. Members share my interest in the subject, and although the debate is short, I will take as many interventions as I can. I pay tribute to the former hon. Member for Enfield North, my great friend Joan Ryan, who has always been one of the most powerful and passionate supporters of human rights and who continues to care deeply about what has happened to the Tamil community.

    Before I begin my speech properly, I want to go over some old ground, as there have been several very good debates about the Sri Lankan Government’s treatment of Tamils in the past 18 months or so. In that time, hon. Members persuaded the previous Government to support a number of measures, including an end to GSP plus—the generalised system of preferences, which is a preferential trading agreement between the European Union and Sri Lanka. GSP plus was stopped because the European Commission conducted a major study of human rights in Sri Lanka and found a variety of abuses, including the lack of a free press, unlawful killings, torture, disappearances and so on. For similar reasons, the Commonwealth decided not to make Sri Lanka the host of the next Commonwealth conference, largely as a result of the British Government’s leadership. I would welcome the opportunity to hear confirmation from the new Government that they support the decisions on GSP plus and the Commonwealth conference. Those decisions have been debated several times in the House of Commons, and many hon. Members have spoken in favour. Can the Minister confirm that the present Government will support them?
    The reason why I called for the debate is that since Britain acted against Sri Lanka’s human rights record, even more disturbing questions have emerged about Sri Lanka’s activities. I am referring to evidence of war crimes. I shall quote from the International Crisis Group report of 17 May, which is called, very starkly, “War Crimes in Sri Lanka”, but first I shall mention a report by Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi, who are members of The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders brought together in 2007 by former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is a hero to many of us here. Their report states:

    “There is a growing body of evidence that there were repeated and intentional violations of international humanitarian law…in the last months of the war.”

  188. A few counters to the most recent Eelam Whines ®

    MIA a silly pop star, who now claims to ‘represent’ Tamil people (really?) bravely said “Give war a chance,”. Well, yes, she got her wish. Rather like the rest of the pro-LTTE diaspora she wasn’t able to attend the war she wanted. She was too busy deciding what sort of white wine to order with her meal.

    The UK Labour MPs, (friends of the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora) can shout as much as they like. The organisation they supported was destroyed. Even the Labour Party, which has a penchant for supporting lost causes, will eventually realise its’ impotence. White Madam Siobhain McDonagh MP for Mitcham and Morden and Mullativu must be furious! :)

    Rohan, take hear from the official motto of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam. Nil Desperandum, which means ‘Don’t Despair’. Eelam is Just Around the Corner. Just Wait and See.®

    Oh, you might want to remember these preceptive words from Mahinda Mama:

    “One cannot succeed in liberating the motherland by keeping your son at home and getting another’s son to fight. When we came forward to liberate the motherland, it was not done thinking that the leader, the people and the country were separate from each other, but was a single entity.”

    That is the failure of the pro-LTTE diaspora distilled into 12 words. Keeping your son at home and getting another’s son to fight.

  189. Sri Lanka amongst challenges to 'never again' myth: Kofi Annan http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The cry of “never again,” raised by so many in the years after the end of the Holocaust 1945, has rung increasingly hollow with the passing decades, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, protested in an op-ed Friday in the International Herald Tribune. “The Holocaust remains unique … but instances of genocide and large-scale brutality have continued to multiply — from Cambodia to the Congo, from Bosnia to Rwanda, from Sri Lanka to Sudan,” he said. “It is surprisingly hard to find education programs that have clearly succeeded in linking the history of the Holocaust with the prevention of ethnic conflict and genocide in today’s world.”

    Mr. Annan is honorary president of the advisory board for the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar

  190. Sri Lanka amongst challenges to 'never again' myth: Kofi Annan http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The cry of “never again,” raised by so many in the years after the end of the Holocaust 1945, has rung increasingly hollow with the passing decades, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, protested in an op-ed Friday in the International Herald Tribune. “The Holocaust remains unique … but instances of genocide and large-scale brutality have continued to multiply — from Cambodia to the Congo, from Bosnia to Rwanda, from Sri Lanka to Sudan,” he said. “It is surprisingly hard to find education programs that have clearly succeeded in linking the history of the Holocaust with the prevention of ethnic conflict and genocide in today’s world.”

    Mr. Annan is honorary president of the advisory board for the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar

  191. Sri Lanka amongst challenges to 'never again' myth: Kofi Annan http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The cry of “never again,” raised by so many in the years after the end of the Holocaust 1945, has rung increasingly hollow with the passing decades, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, protested in an op-ed Friday in the International Herald Tribune. “The Holocaust remains unique … but instances of genocide and large-scale brutality have continued to multiply — from Cambodia to the Congo, from Bosnia to Rwanda, from Sri Lanka to Sudan,” he said. “It is surprisingly hard to find education programs that have clearly succeeded in linking the history of the Holocaust with the prevention of ethnic conflict and genocide in today’s world.”

    Mr. Annan is honorary president of the advisory board for the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar

  192. EDE,

    Did U see the Olu Bakka's on the Transsexual Web site ??? LOL

    They have "cut and Pasted" Heads of the Apes to some European painting !!

    Seems like "Cut and Paste" is the new Motto of all the Apes of Peelam !!

    Wonder what they would "Cut and Paste" if they actually get a Land for a Zoo somewhere – LOL !!

  193. Sri Lanka amongst challenges to ‘never again’ myth: Kofi Annan
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32001

    The cry of “never again,” raised by so many in the years after the end of the Holocaust 1945, has rung increasingly hollow with the passing decades, Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, protested in an op-ed Friday in the International Herald Tribune. “The Holocaust remains unique … but instances of genocide and large-scale brutality have continued to multiply — from Cambodia to the Congo, from Bosnia to Rwanda, from Sri Lanka to Sudan,” he said. “It is surprisingly hard to find education programs that have clearly succeeded in linking the history of the Holocaust with the prevention of ethnic conflict and genocide in today’s world.”

    Mr. Annan is honorary president of the advisory board for the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar

  194. EDE,

    Did U see the Olu Bakka’s on the Transsexual Web site ??? LOL

    They have “cut and Pasted” Heads of the Apes to some European painting !!

    Seems like “Cut and Paste” is the new Motto of all the Apes of Peelam !!

    Wonder what they would “Cut and Paste” if they actually get a Land for a Zoo somewhere – LOL !!

  195. Grieving and mourning seem to be criminalized in the newly "liberated" North

    On 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    ome media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war.

    In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office threatened them and forced them to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for interrogation .

    summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war.

  196. No demilitarisation in Tamil areas: Rajapaksa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa told the 21 Tamil Nadu MPs who met him in New Delhi on June 9 that there was no possibility of “demilitarising” the Northern Province which had been the scene of the Tamil insurgency for three decades. When the MPs from the DMK and the Congress asked him if it was possible to scale down the army presence in Jaffna and Wanni region, now that it was more than a year since the war ended, Rajapaksa said he could not compromise on security. “Even in India there are army camps in all kinds of places,” he said, throwing the ball back into the MPs’ court.

    Police deployment: Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs have been bitterly complaining that the Wanni region especially, is bristling with army camps with over 40,000 soldiers stationed there.
    In Jaffna, the police were mainly involved in traffic control not maintenance of law and order, which was being looked after by the army, she added. The government’s answer to the increasing crime in Jaffna was greater deployment of the army, rather than the police, she added.

    Lion’s share for defence: It is noteworthy that the Appropriation Bill presented in the Sri Lankan Parliament on June 8, Defence got the lion’s share, with an allocation of SLRs 201 billion (USD 1.76 billion). In 2009, when the war was on, the allocation was less at SLRs 177 billion (USD 1.55 billion). In Jaffna, the police were mainly involved in traffic control not maintenance of law and order, which was being looked after by the army, she added. The government’s answer to the increasing crime in Jaffna was greater deployment of the army, rather than the police, she added.

    Lion’s share for defence: It is noteworthy that the Appropriation Bill presented in the Sri Lankan Parliament on June 8, Defence got the lion’s share, with an allocation of SLRs 201 billion (USD 1.76 billion). In 2009, when the war was on, the allocation was less at SLRs 177 billion (USD 1.55 billion).

  197. Indian aid to Sri Lanka benefiting Chinese: Jayalalithaa

    AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the huge Indian financial assistance to Sri Lanka was benefiting the Chinese, who had won all the reconstruction contracts in the country.

    Noting that India has sanctioned Rs.1,000 crore towards reconstruction of the war-ravaged Tamil areas in Sri Lanka, she said that the reconstruction contracts have now been awarded by the Sri Lankan Government to China.

    'So the Indian taxpayers' money, sent for the benefit of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, is ending up in China's kitty,' she said, according to a statement here.

    Terming as 'alarming' media reports that more than 25,000 convict labourers from China have landed in Sri Lanka to execute contract works relating to highways and railways, she alleged that this labour force has been 'infiltrated with Chinese spies and intelligence personnel with a specific mandate to commence anti-Indian surveillance and espionage operations'.

    According to Jayalalithaa, India should have used Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe's recent visit to India to put things in perspective rather than merely exchange empty pleasantries.

    'A large number of Tamil men-folk have died in the war. Several thousands of able-bodied young men are still interned in concentration camps, branded as suspected LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) activists. To expose the hapless and vulnerable remnants of the Tamil population, consisting of the old, the disabled and the womenfolk, to the overtures and excesses of a 25,000 strong prison-labour force from China would be disastrous,' Jayalalithaa warned.

    She demanded that the Indian government act before it is too late.

    'It has to talk to Sri Lanka, and talk tough,' she added.

  198. Sri Lanka Military-Buddhist Complex

    In this backdrop the military sponsorship of Vesak could be seen as Sinhala triumphalism.

    As a sort of rubbing it in.

    The Sri Lankan military, despite being composed of all races and creeds, remains a primarily Sinhala body.

    Celebrations remained centered around government establishments and military camps, attended by visitors from the south…

    In the nascent, united culture of the island, Buddhism seems to be at the fore, backed by the military and the state.

  199. UN panel on Sri Lankan Tamil war will be set up by next week

    The United Nations estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the over two-decade-old civil war in Sri Lanka, and now has said that it will appoint a panel to advise it on human rights issues arising from the event.

    The BBC quoted the UN's head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, as saying that the panel could be in place by next week after concluding a two-day visit to the island-nation.

    Colombo is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaska described it as totally unwarranted.

    The panel is expected to confront allegations of war crimes, which have been levelled against both the government, and the Tamil rebels.

    Pascoe, a senior UN diplomat, said the UN will also be interested in the progress of an internal commission on the final years of the war, recently set up by Colombo

  200. UN ignores Sri Lanka's protest over war crimes panel

    The United Nations will set up a panel to probe war crimes in Sri Lanka despite repeated protests from the island's hawkish government

  201. No peace in Sri Lanka’s difficult path to reconciliation after civil war.

    Mahinda Rajapakse, elected president of Sri Lanka in November 2005, had pressed for an end to the negotiations and a military solution to the conflict.

    Clearly, he did not care for the war victims among the civilian population in his calculations.

    By mid May 2009 Rajapakse had declared the civil war was over.

    The overall death toll was over 100,000, with around 40,000 killed in few days alone.

    On top of this there were a vast number of wounded and traumatised people, though reliable figures do not exist.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross spoke of an "unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe".

    Undoubtedly, the Tamil war is over , yet there is still no peace.

    The gulf between North and South, between the Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority, is still very far from having been overcome.

    Speaking to the Tamils in the North, one senses disillusionment, and anger against the "occupying forces" from the South.

    One year on from the end of the fighting, tens of thousands still live in refugee camps.

    Those who have been permitted to return find their houses destroyed; they have lost everything.

    Reconstruction aid is scanty, and apart from the United Nations and the Red Cross, aid agencies from abroad are not welcome.

    The army wants to have unfettered control and is visibly present. On all the major roads there are army guard posts every half kilometre.

    The soldiers, overwhelmingly young and from the South, speak no Tamil and put on a show of strength that could prove to be a weakness.

    For if the military and political leadership do not succeed in winning over the hearts and minds of the people, then a return to the terror and violence is only a question of time.

    Without some kind of process of reconciliation and political rapprochement, Sri Lanka faces an uncertain future.

  202. Grieving and mourning seem to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North

    On 18th June 2010, has been declared a public holiday by the government. Many Sri Lankans, especially Sinhalese from the South are expected to respond enthusiastically to the government’s elaborate plans to celebrating the war victory over the LTTE. For several days, citizens in Colombo had to put up with closed roads in preparation. How much of our – citizens – tax payer’s money will be spent for this celebration is something I don’t know and dare not think.

    ome media had highlighted on the fact that the General who led the war victory is likely to be in detention and not invited to celebrate the victory he led.

    What seems to be forgotten, and what I do know for sure is that tens or hundreds of thousands of Tamils, particularly in the North, will not be celebrating this victory. Many of them infact, will be grieving and mourning for family members and friends killed, injured, missing and detained in during the course of the war, particularly the final months of the war.

    However, now, even grieving and mourning appears to be criminalized in the newly “liberated” North.

    On 17th May, amidst heavy showers and floods in Colombo (which had compelled the government to postpone the victory celebrations), I was with a group of friends, at an ecumenical (Christian) event to commemorate those killed in the war. As we were starting the event, I got a call from a good friend, a Catholic priest in Jaffna, who told me that he had got several threatening calls asking him to cancel a religious event he had organized in Jaffna to commemorate civilians killed in the war.

    In addition to the telephone calls, senior army officers had visited his office threatened them and forced them to cancel the event. He was in a dilemma – he was personally not keen to cancel the event, but was concerned about the safety of his staff and families due to participate in the event.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    Later, I came to know that this was not an isolated incident and several other friends were subjected to similar threats.

    On the same day, 17th May, Nallur Temple area in Jaffna, where an inter-religious event was being held to remember those killed in the war was held, was surrounded by the police and the army. The people who came to participate were threatened and told to go away. Those who insisted on going in they were asked to register their names and other details with the police. Many went away in fear and only few had participated. Later on, the army had questioned and threatened a priest who was involved in organizing the event. The priest was even summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for interrogation .

    summoned to Palaly military headquarters in Jaffna for questioning.

    In Vanni, an army officer had told a villager that he will shoot a parish priest and drag him behind his jeep, because he (the priest) was organizing prayer services for those killed in the war. Another priest was prevented from celebrating a holy mass to pray for those killed in the war on 19th May in the Vanni.

    So, it is clear the army doesn’t want Tamils to mourn and grieve for their loved ones killed during the war.

  203. No demilitarisation in Tamil areas: Rajapaksa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa told the 21 Tamil Nadu MPs who met him in New Delhi on June 9 that there was no possibility of “demilitarising” the Northern Province which had been the scene of the Tamil insurgency for three decades. When the MPs from the DMK and the Congress asked him if it was possible to scale down the army presence in Jaffna and Wanni region, now that it was more than a year since the war ended, Rajapaksa said he could not compromise on security. “Even in India there are army camps in all kinds of places,” he said, throwing the ball back into the MPs’ court.

    Police deployment: Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs have been bitterly complaining that the Wanni region especially, is bristling with army camps with over 40,000 soldiers stationed there.
    In Jaffna, the police were mainly involved in traffic control not maintenance of law and order, which was being looked after by the army, she added. The government’s answer to the increasing crime in Jaffna was greater deployment of the army, rather than the police, she added.

    Lion’s share for defence: It is noteworthy that the Appropriation Bill presented in the Sri Lankan Parliament on June 8, Defence got the lion’s share, with an allocation of SLRs 201 billion (USD 1.76 billion). In 2009, when the war was on, the allocation was less at SLRs 177 billion (USD 1.55 billion). In Jaffna, the police were mainly involved in traffic control not maintenance of law and order, which was being looked after by the army, she added. The government’s answer to the increasing crime in Jaffna was greater deployment of the army, rather than the police, she added.

    Lion’s share for defence: It is noteworthy that the Appropriation Bill presented in the Sri Lankan Parliament on June 8, Defence got the lion’s share, with an allocation of SLRs 201 billion (USD 1.76 billion). In 2009, when the war was on, the allocation was less at SLRs 177 billion (USD 1.55 billion).

  204. Indian aid to Sri Lanka benefiting Chinese: Jayalalithaa

    AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the huge Indian financial assistance to Sri Lanka was benefiting the Chinese, who had won all the reconstruction contracts in the country.

    Noting that India has sanctioned Rs.1,000 crore towards reconstruction of the war-ravaged Tamil areas in Sri Lanka, she said that the reconstruction contracts have now been awarded by the Sri Lankan Government to China.

    ‘So the Indian taxpayers’ money, sent for the benefit of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, is ending up in China’s kitty,’ she said, according to a statement here.

    Terming as ‘alarming’ media reports that more than 25,000 convict labourers from China have landed in Sri Lanka to execute contract works relating to highways and railways, she alleged that this labour force has been ‘infiltrated with Chinese spies and intelligence personnel with a specific mandate to commence anti-Indian surveillance and espionage operations’.

    According to Jayalalithaa, India should have used Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe’s recent visit to India to put things in perspective rather than merely exchange empty pleasantries.

    ‘A large number of Tamil men-folk have died in the war. Several thousands of able-bodied young men are still interned in concentration camps, branded as suspected LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) activists. To expose the hapless and vulnerable remnants of the Tamil population, consisting of the old, the disabled and the womenfolk, to the overtures and excesses of a 25,000 strong prison-labour force from China would be disastrous,’ Jayalalithaa warned.

    She demanded that the Indian government act before it is too late.

    ‘It has to talk to Sri Lanka, and talk tough,’ she added.

  205. Sri Lanka Military-Buddhist Complex

    In this backdrop the military sponsorship of Vesak could be seen as Sinhala triumphalism.

    As a sort of rubbing it in.

    The Sri Lankan military, despite being composed of all races and creeds, remains a primarily Sinhala body.

    Celebrations remained centered around government establishments and military camps, attended by visitors from the south…

    In the nascent, united culture of the island, Buddhism seems to be at the fore, backed by the military and the state.

  206. UN panel on Sri Lankan Tamil war will be set up by next week

    The United Nations estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the over two-decade-old civil war in Sri Lanka, and now has said that it will appoint a panel to advise it on human rights issues arising from the event.

    The BBC quoted the UN’s head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, as saying that the panel could be in place by next week after concluding a two-day visit to the island-nation.

    Colombo is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaska described it as totally unwarranted.

    The panel is expected to confront allegations of war crimes, which have been levelled against both the government, and the Tamil rebels.

    Pascoe, a senior UN diplomat, said the UN will also be interested in the progress of an internal commission on the final years of the war, recently set up by Colombo

  207. UN ignores Sri Lanka’s protest over war crimes panel

    The United Nations will set up a panel to probe war crimes in Sri Lanka despite repeated protests from the island’s hawkish government

  208. No peace in Sri Lanka’s difficult path to reconciliation after civil war.

    Mahinda Rajapakse, elected president of Sri Lanka in November 2005, had pressed for an end to the negotiations and a military solution to the conflict.

    Clearly, he did not care for the war victims among the civilian population in his calculations.

    By mid May 2009 Rajapakse had declared the civil war was over.

    The overall death toll was over 100,000, with around 40,000 killed in few days alone.

    On top of this there were a vast number of wounded and traumatised people, though reliable figures do not exist.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross spoke of an “unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe”.

    Undoubtedly, the Tamil war is over , yet there is still no peace.

    The gulf between North and South, between the Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority, is still very far from having been overcome.

    Speaking to the Tamils in the North, one senses disillusionment, and anger against the “occupying forces” from the South.

    One year on from the end of the fighting, tens of thousands still live in refugee camps.

    Those who have been permitted to return find their houses destroyed; they have lost everything.

    Reconstruction aid is scanty, and apart from the United Nations and the Red Cross, aid agencies from abroad are not welcome.

    The army wants to have unfettered control and is visibly present. On all the major roads there are army guard posts every half kilometre.

    The soldiers, overwhelmingly young and from the South, speak no Tamil and put on a show of strength that could prove to be a weakness.

    For if the military and political leadership do not succeed in winning over the hearts and minds of the people, then a return to the terror and violence is only a question of time.

    Without some kind of process of reconciliation and political rapprochement, Sri Lanka faces an uncertain future.

  209. AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the huge Indian financial assistance to Sri Lanka was benefiting the Chinese only, who have all the reconstruction contracts in the country.

    'So the Indian taxpayers' money, sent for the benefit of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, is ending up in China's kitty,' :) she said, according to a statement here.

    Terming as 'alarming' media reports that more than 25,000 convict labourers from China have landed in Sri Lanka to execute contract works relating to highways and railways, she alleged that this labour force has been 'infiltrated with Chinese spies and intelligence personnel with a specific mandate to commence anti-Indian surveillance and espionage operations'.

  210. Sinhalese assault Tamil students in Batticaloa

    Sinhalese undergrads demanding ‘victory’ money assault Tamil students in Batticaloa

    The Sinhalese undergrads in Eastern University in Vanthaa’rumoolai assaulted first year Tamil students Wednesday night in their hostel for not contributing money to celebrate the ‘Victory Day’ that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) celebrating in Colombo

  211. This is Music Gencide.

    Racist youtube is removing our fellow terrorists videos. How can shooting people be violence ? People world over are detesting us. We should gather against this.

    British rapper M.I.A's latest music video is being removed in some instances by YouTube, and labelled with an age-restriction in others.

    The nine-minute long clip for new track Born Free depicts a number of gun carrying 'soldiers' executing redheaded people in graphic detail.

    Whilst the site won't comment on individual videos, a spokesperson for YouTube said: "On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence.

    "Our policy is to age-restrict content that has been flagged by the community and identified by our policy enforcement team as content that, while not violating our community guidelines, is not suitable for users under age 18."

    Also we need to protest against UN. They are against us terrorists. They are now opening offices in our apeland. This is all due to racist Rajapakse regime !

    We Protest !
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4471-un-

  212. The racist government of Sri Lanka has managed to get USA on their side. This is woldwide ape of terrorism and we protest. This is Rape, Genocide and crime against humanity. How can they help IDP's when we are here in their countries trying to mess things up for them We will pay Al Quaida to attack the USA again, just like we did to the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore. We will kill all. The whole world actually belongs to us as we were the first to crawl on earth. Now we jump from tree to tree. Hail Peelam !!

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4451-top

  213. This is Music Gencide.

    Racist youtube is removing our fellow terrorists videos. How can shooting people be violence ? People world over are detesting us. We should gather against this.

    British rapper M.I.A's latest music video is being removed in some instances by YouTube, and labelled with an age-restriction in others.

    The nine-minute long clip for new track Born Free depicts a number of gun carrying 'soldiers' executing redheaded people in graphic detail.

    Whilst the site won't comment on individual videos, a spokesperson for YouTube said: "On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence.

    "Our policy is to age-restrict content that has been flagged by the community and identified by our policy enforcement team as content that, while not violating our community guidelines, is not suitable for users under age 18."

    Also we need to protest against UN. They are against us terrorists. They are now opening offices in our apeland. This is all due to racist Rajapakse regime !

    We Protest !
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4471-un-

  214. This is Music Gencide.

    Racist youtube is removing our fellow terrorists videos. How can shooting people be violence ? People world over are detesting us. We should gather against this.

    British rapper M.I.A's latest music video is being removed in some instances by YouTube, and labelled with an age-restriction in others.

    The nine-minute long clip for new track Born Free depicts a number of gun carrying 'soldiers' executing redheaded people in graphic detail.

    Whilst the site won't comment on individual videos, a spokesperson for YouTube said: "On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence.

    "Our policy is to age-restrict content that has been flagged by the community and identified by our policy enforcement team as content that, while not violating our community guidelines, is not suitable for users under age 18."

    Also we need to protest against UN. They are against us terrorists. They are now opening offices in our apeland. This is all due to racist Rajapakse regime !

    We Protest !
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4471-un-

  215. The racist government of Sri Lanka has managed to get USA on their side. This is woldwide ape of terrorism and we protest. This is Rape, Genocide and crime against humanity. How can they help IDP's when we are here in their countries trying to mess things up for them We will pay Al Quaida to attack the USA again, just like we did to the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore. We will kill all. The whole world actually belongs to us as we were the first to crawl on earth. Now we jump from tree to tree. Hail Peelam !!

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4451-top

  216. The racist government of Sri Lanka has managed to get USA on their side. This is woldwide ape of terrorism and we protest. This is Rape, Genocide and crime against humanity. How can they help IDP's when we are here in their countries trying to mess things up for them We will pay Al Quaida to attack the USA again, just like we did to the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore. We will kill all. The whole world actually belongs to us as we were the first to crawl on earth. Now we jump from tree to tree. Hail Peelam !!

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4451-top

  217. Hey Fake Rohan
    ________

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    —————–

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    —————-

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    :( :( :(

    Shame on you !!!

  218. AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the huge Indian financial assistance to Sri Lanka was benefiting the Chinese only, who have all the reconstruction contracts in the country.

    ‘So the Indian taxpayers’ money, sent for the benefit of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, is ending up in China’s kitty,’ :) she said, according to a statement here.

    Terming as ‘alarming’ media reports that more than 25,000 convict labourers from China have landed in Sri Lanka to execute contract works relating to highways and railways, she alleged that this labour force has been ‘infiltrated with Chinese spies and intelligence personnel with a specific mandate to commence anti-Indian surveillance and espionage operations’.

  219. Sinhalese assault Tamil students in Batticaloa

    Sinhalese undergrads demanding ‘victory’ money assault Tamil students in Batticaloa

    The Sinhalese undergrads in Eastern University in Vanthaa’rumoolai assaulted first year Tamil students Wednesday night in their hostel for not contributing money to celebrate the ‘Victory Day’ that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) celebrating in Colombo

  220. This is Music Gencide.

    Racist youtube is removing our fellow terrorists videos. How can shooting people be violence ? People world over are detesting us. We should gather against this.

    British rapper M.I.A’s latest music video is being removed in some instances by YouTube, and labelled with an age-restriction in others.

    The nine-minute long clip for new track Born Free depicts a number of gun carrying ‘soldiers’ executing redheaded people in graphic detail.

    Whilst the site won’t comment on individual videos, a spokesperson for YouTube said: “On YouTube the rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence.

    “Our policy is to age-restrict content that has been flagged by the community and identified by our policy enforcement team as content that, while not violating our community guidelines, is not suitable for users under age 18.”

    Also we need to protest against UN. They are against us terrorists. They are now opening offices in our apeland. This is all due to racist Rajapakse regime !

    We Protest !

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4471-un-opens-office-in-kili.html

  221. The racist government of Sri Lanka has managed to get USA on their side. This is woldwide ape of terrorism and we protest. This is Rape, Genocide and crime against humanity. How can they help IDP’s when we are here in their countries trying to mess things up for them We will pay Al Quaida to attack the USA again, just like we did to the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore. We will kill all. The whole world actually belongs to us as we were the first to crawl on earth. Now we jump from tree to tree. Hail Peelam !!

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4451-top-us-official-here.html

  222. Hey Fake Rohan
    ________

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    —————–

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    —————-

    Fake Rohan Says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    :( :( :(

    Shame on you !!!

  223. Fake Rohan Says:
    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils?

    From North to the South, West to the East, the skies of Sri Lanka are now filled with the empty and virtual deceptive promises of two desperate presidential candidates. While the Sri Lankan politicians are beating their drums, While the so called war heroes of the nation are busy launching mudslinging campaigns against each other, while the strategic think tanks with geopolitical interests are making last minute manoeuvres to influence the outcome of the election, while the local business leaders, industrialists and bankers are speculating the election results, Sri Lankan Tamils are still on their knees praying what they have always prayed "Deliver is from the evil one"
    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. "Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,", "Give us back our homes and lands", "Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters", "Stop abducting our sons and daughters" "stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children", "Stop destroying our culture", "Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet"
    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils? If we look at the history of Sri Lanka particularly in the last sixty five years, the answer to this question will be quite obvious.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy
    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia's longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.
    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don't exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.
    Those who are responsible for the misery in Sri Lanka for years have been successful in hiding the root cause of the problem in order to continue with their own agendas.
    While many are doing this deliberately, there are also people including some Tamils tend to misinterpret the crisis in Sri Lanka, by looking and analyzing isolated incidents or judging various parties to the conflict based on their personal experiences.

    Shocking Video from UK Channel 4 Television
    Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.
    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don't even need proper burial.

    This is not a bedtime horror story. This is not about something that happened thousands of years ago when giants and barbarians roamed the earth. This is not a Hollywood movie about man eating cannibals. What Channel 4 had shown in UK is a real story of a people group called Tamils in the horror island of Sri Lanka.
    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven't found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.
    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.
    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.
    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.
    What was shown on the British TV is what happened to many innocent civilians who were trying to escape the war zone and decided to get into the government controlled territory. The whole world had witnessed how the Sri Lankan regime was pretending like saviours of Tamils but engaged in killing innocent Tamils in thousands. This video clip is an answer to many who questioned why Tamils were not willing to go into the government controlled area during the War in Vanni. Tamils see the Sri Lankan soldiers as killer demons and not as liberators.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    Armageddon in Tamil land, War on the Innocents
    Although Sri Lanka claimed that it was fighting a war with the Tamil rebels, guns and bombs were in fact turned against innocent Tamil civilians. Sri Lankan forces killed more than fifty thousands just within few months.
    More than four hundred thousands innocent Tamil civilians including pregnant mothers, babies, young, old and sick were chased out of their own homes, bombed, shelled, starved and let to run for their lives for months. Fighter air crafts over the skies of Vanni dropped bombs on hospitals, schools and all other public places to target the civilians. Food and medicine were denied to the hungry and sick. Many were bleeding on the streets and inside bunkers and experienced painful slow death. Flesh of Tamils became food for stray dogs and wild beasts.

    Despite international pressure, Sri Lankan government continued with the war. China and Pakistan were supplying unlimited weapons and ammunitions to the Sri Lankan military.
    It is difficult to finds words to describe the horror that happened in the last few days of the war. Thousands were forced into a tiny strip of land. Men, women and children were hiding inside the bunkers without food and water. Sri Lankan military was firing from Tanks and multi barrel rocket launchers, in all the directions. Phosphorous and cluster bombs were dropped from the skies.
    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Thick dark smoke rose to the skies. The whole world stood back and watched as the demons from hell descended over Vanni and danced in the lake of blood.
    Reporters and journalists are still not allowed to the area where the Armageddon took place even after several months. Sri Lankan rulers are not prepared to show to the world what they did to the innocents with their ugly heads and cruel hands.

    Battle is over but the oppression continues
    Sri Lankan government claims that it has brought an end to the conflict. But the Tamils in Sri Lanka haven't yet found the freedom that they have been longing for years. They are still like Jews that were in the hands of Hitler and Bosnian Muslims who were persecuted by Serbian extremists.
    Generations come and generations go. Life becomes better and better for many people in the world. But the Tamils, whose standard of living was better than Singaporeans and South Koreans forty years ago, are now living below the poverty line. They now wander like vagabonds as many have lost their homes.
    Sri Lanka is still recruiting more people for the military and extending military bases in the North and East of the country. Tamil children are surrounded by uniformed soldiers with guns and bombs twenty four hours a day. Tamil women are daily harassed, intimidated and abused by the Sinhala soldiers.
    More than eleven thousands youth that were arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities have still not been released. Even the Red Cross are not allowed to see the detainees. Many families still haven't found out where their sons and daughters are. Thousands of families have lost their entire livelihood but they are not provided with any help to re-establish their lives.
    Abductions and killings of Tamils are still continuing. Few months ago, a Tamil youth was beaten to death by Sinhala police officers in the city of Colombo. This happened in broad day light, in front of spectators and television cameras.

    Farm lands belonging to the Tamils are forcefully taken by the government and given to Sinhala settlers
    Many Tamils are risking their lives by fleeing the country on damaged boats and ships. Sri Lankan rulers are not only persecuting the Tamils in Sri Lanka but also making the lives miserable for those who are fleeing to other countries.

    Agents of Sri Lanka, some of them who work as pseudo terror experts and journalists in other countries are demonising the Tamils who are struggling for their survival even in the seas. These fake experts continue to deceive the international community by identifying every Tamil child, mother and father as terrorists.
    Some Sri Lankan senior cabinet ministers are seeking access to the fleeing refugees so that they can torment the victims even outside Sri Lanka. No laws in the world would allow the persecutors to meet the their fleeing victims in foreign soil or in international waters unless these foreign countries are also having worst human rights records as Sri Lanka who have no respect for the law.

    Who are the real Terrorists in Sri Lanka?
    The words “Terrorism” and "Terrorists" are mostly misunderstood words in the world today. Regimes in Iran and North Korea call the Western countries as terror states. Majority of us will not agree with Iran or North Korea. Developments of destructive weapons in these two countries are not just posing danger to the neighbouring nations but to the entire world.
    Sri Lanka has been playing the same game for many years but it has taken quite a while for many of us to understand the reality. Sri Lankan rulers have been successful in hiding their crimes against the Tamil minorities and exaggerating the Tamil resistance. Sri Lanka spends millions of dollars in propaganda to justify, hide and deny the atrocities against the Tamil minorities
    Now Sri Lanka has started to blame international aid organisations, international rights organisations, and western democracies as terror entities. One should question if many of us have been right in taking the same view of Sri Lanka by blaming the Tamil resistance against the Sinhala Chauvinism as Terrorism.
    If we consider terrorism as a destructive act against innocent people and their properties, a simple statistics about Sri Lanka would show us who the real terrorists are and why we should believe in the fact that terrorism is still destroying the lives of people in Sri Lanka and the culprits are Sri Lankan rulers who continue to harbour racist and extremist views.
    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.
    Majority of the homes, schools, public libraries, churches, temples and hospitals in the North and East of the country have all been destroyed by the bombs and shells fired by the Sri Lankan military. Most of the lands where Tamils lived are now looking like giant grave yards.
    Sri Lankan military has caused a great environmental disaster in Tamil lands by uprooting millions of trees and destroying the wild life.
    In the middle of the last century, More than 30% percentage of the population in Sri Lanka was Tamil speaking (Indigenous Tamils, Upcountry Tamils and Muslims). This has now been reduced to 20%.
    More than 20% of the land that was originally belonged to the Tamils were forcefully be taken away and given to the Sinhalese. Hundreds of Tamil villages and roads were turned into Sinhala villages and their names have been changed to Sinhala.
    30% of the Tamil land is currently occupied by Sri Lankan Sinhala soldiers.
    Tamils were once the majority in two eastern districts but they have already become minority as the successive Sri Lankan governments have been changing the demographics in Tamil districts by implementing Sinhala settlements.
    These are just facts that speak for themselves. Racist Sri Lankan regimes have persecuted the Tamils for a long time and they have also been very successful in ethic cleansing in the last sixty years.

    Root cause of the Conflict, Mother of All the Evils
    It is a sad reality that many international think tanks haven't either still identified the root cause of the Sri Lankan conflict or they are deliberately ignoring it in order to fulfil their own hidden agendas.
    Sinhala Chauvinism is the mother of all the evils that is destroying this beautiful country. It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.
    Sinhala Chauvinism is nothing to do with the ordinary Sinhala people. This is not even to do with the Sri Lankan military although they have incidentally become the tools and weapons of the extremist, racist and corrupt religious and political leaders.
    Many Sinhala people are peace loving and in fact there are many Sinhala intellectuals, journalists, human rights activists and people from all walks of life, are fighting for the oppressed Tamil people and some have even laid down their lives for their fellow humans.
    Buddhism in Sri Lanka has been hijacked by the extremists and what we see today in Sri Lanka is a perverted version of Buddhism. Perverted religions are most dangerous ingredients for deadly conflicts all around the world.
    Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism talk about peace and harmony among the inhabitants of this earth. They preach about tolerance, peace and respect for others. Unfortunately, we have seen so many religious wars in the world and the root cause of them were not the religions in pure forms but their perverted versions.
    Rise of Al Qaeda in the west, Violence by extreme Hindus in India, War between Catholics and Protestants, Sinhala Buddhists extremists destroying churches in Sri Lanka are all showing the dangerous signs of religious perversion and religious extremism.
    As opposed to many people think, Sri Lanka hasn't got a genuine democracy. Sri Lanka is in reality, indirectly ruled by a violent religious Buddhist cult that preaches and practices hatred against the Tamils. Ordinary Sinhala Buddhist people are brainwashed by Buddhist clergies. Political parties that support such extreme racist policies are selected by the majority Sinhala people as the rulers. Rulers of Sri Lanka come up with discriminative policies to stay in power and to satisfy the hunger of those who want to see the land free of Tamils.
    Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka have both been living there for more than two thousands years. The sad reality is that the Sinhala Buddhists want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist country which means they want the Tamils out or continue to treat Tamils as second class citizens.

    Psychology behind Racism
    Racists are the most foolish people on this earth because they either perceive that they are superior to others or they imagine that their survival, quality of life and social status are threatened by another race. They wouldn't be able to digest, when someone with another colour, religion or race prosper in front of their eyes.
    Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    How is the world responding?
    As usual, the geopolitical interest of other countries in Sri Lanka is one of the main reasons why this conflict has been dragging on for years. Corrupt Sri Lankan leaders easily become puppets of the foreign governments. Sri Lanka is located on strategically important sea route that is vital for the security of many countries.
    It has now gone beyond an acceptable level that human rights abuses are sending shock waves across the world. Even the ones that were once supporting this country are now at least pretending to be neutral to save their own skins.
    Sri Lanka is ranked as South Asia’s No.1 human rights violator. Sri Lanka scored the highest negative points for the right to life, the rights of the child, attacks on human rights defenders and violations of the rights of the minorities. On press freedom, Sri Lanka was ranked second worse only after Bhutan — which has no independent press. Sri Lanka was ranked number 97 in an index compiled by Transparency International, an anti corruption watchdog, in 2009.
    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is "guilty of War-Crimes" and "guilty of Crimes Against Humanity." Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu "No Fire Zone" where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.
    The U.S. Department of State‘s Office of War Crimes has recently released its investigation into the final stage of the conflict in Sri Lanka.
    It was based on a wide range of sources, including Amnesty International's own reporting, and uses both traditional and innovative evidence such as satellite imagery and aerial photographs. This report provides a disturbing overview of what happened in the so-called “No-Fire Zone”.
    The European Commission has decided to suspend Sri Lanka's preferential trade status following a probe criticising the island's human rights record. The suspension follows a year-long European Commission probe that concluded that the Sri Lankan government was in breach of commitments on human rights and good governance that come with the preferential trade status.
    Commonwealth has decided not to host the next summit in Sri Lanka. If the situation doesn't improve, suspension of this country from Commonwealth is another possibility.
    International community should continue to take tough measures like economic embargoes and war crime inquiries to make sure that this country won’t slip further into darkness and the culprits are brought to justice. These steps are necessary to convince the people of Sri Lanka that they will be isolated from the world if they continue elect leaders who chose the path of extremism and violence instead of path of peace.

    How does Sri Lanka defend its atrocities?
    Non-compliance, denials, refusals, justifications, blackmailing and other techniques are used by countries like Sri Lanka to escape justice.
    Sri Lanka is simply a rock state that no longer has any respect for human rights. Leaders of this country are only interested in fulfilling their racist agendas and to satisfy their own greed.
    Sri Lankan government regularly appoint individuals with doctorates and other higher degrees as cabinet ministers and propaganda activists to lobby in the UN and in foreign countries. Many of them speak in fluent English and having citizenships in other western countries and their main role is to justify the atrocities that are committed by the Sri Lankan government. These individuals are experts in blaming the victims and protecting the criminals.
    Sri Lankan government also has their own pseudo terror experts working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils?
    In the last sixty years three hundred thousands were slaughtered, several thousands were raped, tortured, imprisoned and disappeared in Sri Lanka. More than a million have fled the country with the fear of persecution. 99% of the victims were Tamils and 99% of the perpetrators were Sri Lankan military personal or members of Buddhist Sinhala extremist groups. One doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to understand what is going on in this country.
    Freedom is a God given right to every living human on this earth. Tamils in Sri Lanka, Muslims in Bosnia, Jews in Jerusalem, Hindus in Pakistan, Christians in North Korea, Blacks in France, Whites in Zimbabwe and Aboriginals in Australia should all be enjoying the same rights as any other people groups on this planet.
    Nazism, Sinhala Chauvinism, Racism, Fascism, you can name them how you like, but these are all manifestations of a social evil, that destroy lives.
    The madness that is going on this country can only be stopped by destroying the demon of ignorance from the hearts and minds of those who rejoice in hatred and violence against their follow citizens. This is not a battle against flesh and blood but against the forces of darkness clouding over this nation
    Unless the civilised world stand against the perpetrators of human rights abuses, war criminals and corrupt politicians in Sri Lanka, unless we stop dancing to the tunes played by Sri Lankan rulers, unless we confront the agents of Sri Lanka who have been deceiving the international community through lies and deceptions, unless we stop doing business with Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka will continue to persecute its minorities with the blessing of those who are determined to be on the wrong side just to satisfy their own greed.
    Governments come and go but there is no end to the suffering of Tamils in this Island. No matter who comes to power, the root cause of the conflict will again be ignored by the rulers of Sri Lanka deliberately to keep the majority happy. Unless the root cause of the ethnic problem is dealt with, Sri Lanka will face another wave of violence that could even be detrimental to the peace and stability in the whole South East Asia.

  224. While the nut cases of AI and the Apes of Peelam are busy writing rubbish blog posts, J.S. Thissanayagam has moved to USA after obtaining the president's pardon.

    Jim – Is this post still valid ??

    May be you will keep the post going for the Peelam Apes to cut and paste more Peelam articles than articles on Jim !!!!!

    Journalist J.S. Tissainayagam has flown to the United States and arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport last morning, the Committee to Protect Journalist said. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since.

    According to CPJ representative Kamel Labidi, who was on hand to meet Tissa in the US, “He was all smiles, and said to thank everyone who helped him gain his freedom.”

    “Tissainayagam’s arrival in the United States is very welcome news, and we join in the joy that he and his wife Ronnate are feeling,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s executive director. “We hope his arrival in the U.S. is a step by the government to address its harsh policies toward the media—policies that have not changed since the end of Sri Lanka’s more than 30 years of civil conflict.”

    On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the government announced that it would grant Tissainayagam a presidential pardon. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since. The Tamil editor was first jailed in March 2008 and eventually indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in August 2008. (Daily Mirror online)
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4491-tis

  225. Fake Rohan Says:
    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils?

    From North to the South, West to the East, the skies of Sri Lanka are now filled with the empty and virtual deceptive promises of two desperate presidential candidates. While the Sri Lankan politicians are beating their drums, While the so called war heroes of the nation are busy launching mudslinging campaigns against each other, while the strategic think tanks with geopolitical interests are making last minute manoeuvres to influence the outcome of the election, while the local business leaders, industrialists and bankers are speculating the election results, Sri Lankan Tamils are still on their knees praying what they have always prayed “Deliver is from the evil one”
    Their voices are suppressed. They have lost their strength to fight back the oppression. But their heart cries are obvious. “Free thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious Sri Lankan prisons,”, “Give us back our homes and lands”, “Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters”, “Stop abducting our sons and daughters” “stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”, “Stop destroying our culture”, “Give us back the freedom that we were all born with as humans on this planet”
    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils? If we look at the history of Sri Lanka particularly in the last sixty five years, the answer to this question will be quite obvious.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy
    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia’s longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.
    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don’t exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.
    Those who are responsible for the misery in Sri Lanka for years have been successful in hiding the root cause of the problem in order to continue with their own agendas.
    While many are doing this deliberately, there are also people including some Tamils tend to misinterpret the crisis in Sri Lanka, by looking and analyzing isolated incidents or judging various parties to the conflict based on their personal experiences.

    Shocking Video from UK Channel 4 Television
    Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.
    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don’t even need proper burial.

    This is not a bedtime horror story. This is not about something that happened thousands of years ago when giants and barbarians roamed the earth. This is not a Hollywood movie about man eating cannibals. What Channel 4 had shown in UK is a real story of a people group called Tamils in the horror island of Sri Lanka.
    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven’t found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.
    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.
    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.
    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.
    What was shown on the British TV is what happened to many innocent civilians who were trying to escape the war zone and decided to get into the government controlled territory. The whole world had witnessed how the Sri Lankan regime was pretending like saviours of Tamils but engaged in killing innocent Tamils in thousands. This video clip is an answer to many who questioned why Tamils were not willing to go into the government controlled area during the War in Vanni. Tamils see the Sri Lankan soldiers as killer demons and not as liberators.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    Armageddon in Tamil land, War on the Innocents
    Although Sri Lanka claimed that it was fighting a war with the Tamil rebels, guns and bombs were in fact turned against innocent Tamil civilians. Sri Lankan forces killed more than fifty thousands just within few months.
    More than four hundred thousands innocent Tamil civilians including pregnant mothers, babies, young, old and sick were chased out of their own homes, bombed, shelled, starved and let to run for their lives for months. Fighter air crafts over the skies of Vanni dropped bombs on hospitals, schools and all other public places to target the civilians. Food and medicine were denied to the hungry and sick. Many were bleeding on the streets and inside bunkers and experienced painful slow death. Flesh of Tamils became food for stray dogs and wild beasts.

    Despite international pressure, Sri Lankan government continued with the war. China and Pakistan were supplying unlimited weapons and ammunitions to the Sri Lankan military.
    It is difficult to finds words to describe the horror that happened in the last few days of the war. Thousands were forced into a tiny strip of land. Men, women and children were hiding inside the bunkers without food and water. Sri Lankan military was firing from Tanks and multi barrel rocket launchers, in all the directions. Phosphorous and cluster bombs were dropped from the skies.
    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Thick dark smoke rose to the skies. The whole world stood back and watched as the demons from hell descended over Vanni and danced in the lake of blood.
    Reporters and journalists are still not allowed to the area where the Armageddon took place even after several months. Sri Lankan rulers are not prepared to show to the world what they did to the innocents with their ugly heads and cruel hands.

    Battle is over but the oppression continues
    Sri Lankan government claims that it has brought an end to the conflict. But the Tamils in Sri Lanka haven’t yet found the freedom that they have been longing for years. They are still like Jews that were in the hands of Hitler and Bosnian Muslims who were persecuted by Serbian extremists.
    Generations come and generations go. Life becomes better and better for many people in the world. But the Tamils, whose standard of living was better than Singaporeans and South Koreans forty years ago, are now living below the poverty line. They now wander like vagabonds as many have lost their homes.
    Sri Lanka is still recruiting more people for the military and extending military bases in the North and East of the country. Tamil children are surrounded by uniformed soldiers with guns and bombs twenty four hours a day. Tamil women are daily harassed, intimidated and abused by the Sinhala soldiers.
    More than eleven thousands youth that were arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities have still not been released. Even the Red Cross are not allowed to see the detainees. Many families still haven’t found out where their sons and daughters are. Thousands of families have lost their entire livelihood but they are not provided with any help to re-establish their lives.
    Abductions and killings of Tamils are still continuing. Few months ago, a Tamil youth was beaten to death by Sinhala police officers in the city of Colombo. This happened in broad day light, in front of spectators and television cameras.

    Farm lands belonging to the Tamils are forcefully taken by the government and given to Sinhala settlers
    Many Tamils are risking their lives by fleeing the country on damaged boats and ships. Sri Lankan rulers are not only persecuting the Tamils in Sri Lanka but also making the lives miserable for those who are fleeing to other countries.

    Agents of Sri Lanka, some of them who work as pseudo terror experts and journalists in other countries are demonising the Tamils who are struggling for their survival even in the seas. These fake experts continue to deceive the international community by identifying every Tamil child, mother and father as terrorists.
    Some Sri Lankan senior cabinet ministers are seeking access to the fleeing refugees so that they can torment the victims even outside Sri Lanka. No laws in the world would allow the persecutors to meet the their fleeing victims in foreign soil or in international waters unless these foreign countries are also having worst human rights records as Sri Lanka who have no respect for the law.

    Who are the real Terrorists in Sri Lanka?
    The words “Terrorism” and “Terrorists” are mostly misunderstood words in the world today. Regimes in Iran and North Korea call the Western countries as terror states. Majority of us will not agree with Iran or North Korea. Developments of destructive weapons in these two countries are not just posing danger to the neighbouring nations but to the entire world.
    Sri Lanka has been playing the same game for many years but it has taken quite a while for many of us to understand the reality. Sri Lankan rulers have been successful in hiding their crimes against the Tamil minorities and exaggerating the Tamil resistance. Sri Lanka spends millions of dollars in propaganda to justify, hide and deny the atrocities against the Tamil minorities
    Now Sri Lanka has started to blame international aid organisations, international rights organisations, and western democracies as terror entities. One should question if many of us have been right in taking the same view of Sri Lanka by blaming the Tamil resistance against the Sinhala Chauvinism as Terrorism.
    If we consider terrorism as a destructive act against innocent people and their properties, a simple statistics about Sri Lanka would show us who the real terrorists are and why we should believe in the fact that terrorism is still destroying the lives of people in Sri Lanka and the culprits are Sri Lankan rulers who continue to harbour racist and extremist views.
    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.
    Majority of the homes, schools, public libraries, churches, temples and hospitals in the North and East of the country have all been destroyed by the bombs and shells fired by the Sri Lankan military. Most of the lands where Tamils lived are now looking like giant grave yards.
    Sri Lankan military has caused a great environmental disaster in Tamil lands by uprooting millions of trees and destroying the wild life.
    In the middle of the last century, More than 30% percentage of the population in Sri Lanka was Tamil speaking (Indigenous Tamils, Upcountry Tamils and Muslims). This has now been reduced to 20%.
    More than 20% of the land that was originally belonged to the Tamils were forcefully be taken away and given to the Sinhalese. Hundreds of Tamil villages and roads were turned into Sinhala villages and their names have been changed to Sinhala.
    30% of the Tamil land is currently occupied by Sri Lankan Sinhala soldiers.
    Tamils were once the majority in two eastern districts but they have already become minority as the successive Sri Lankan governments have been changing the demographics in Tamil districts by implementing Sinhala settlements.
    These are just facts that speak for themselves. Racist Sri Lankan regimes have persecuted the Tamils for a long time and they have also been very successful in ethic cleansing in the last sixty years.

    Root cause of the Conflict, Mother of All the Evils
    It is a sad reality that many international think tanks haven’t either still identified the root cause of the Sri Lankan conflict or they are deliberately ignoring it in order to fulfil their own hidden agendas.
    Sinhala Chauvinism is the mother of all the evils that is destroying this beautiful country. It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.
    Sinhala Chauvinism is nothing to do with the ordinary Sinhala people. This is not even to do with the Sri Lankan military although they have incidentally become the tools and weapons of the extremist, racist and corrupt religious and political leaders.
    Many Sinhala people are peace loving and in fact there are many Sinhala intellectuals, journalists, human rights activists and people from all walks of life, are fighting for the oppressed Tamil people and some have even laid down their lives for their fellow humans.
    Buddhism in Sri Lanka has been hijacked by the extremists and what we see today in Sri Lanka is a perverted version of Buddhism. Perverted religions are most dangerous ingredients for deadly conflicts all around the world.
    Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism talk about peace and harmony among the inhabitants of this earth. They preach about tolerance, peace and respect for others. Unfortunately, we have seen so many religious wars in the world and the root cause of them were not the religions in pure forms but their perverted versions.
    Rise of Al Qaeda in the west, Violence by extreme Hindus in India, War between Catholics and Protestants, Sinhala Buddhists extremists destroying churches in Sri Lanka are all showing the dangerous signs of religious perversion and religious extremism.
    As opposed to many people think, Sri Lanka hasn’t got a genuine democracy. Sri Lanka is in reality, indirectly ruled by a violent religious Buddhist cult that preaches and practices hatred against the Tamils. Ordinary Sinhala Buddhist people are brainwashed by Buddhist clergies. Political parties that support such extreme racist policies are selected by the majority Sinhala people as the rulers. Rulers of Sri Lanka come up with discriminative policies to stay in power and to satisfy the hunger of those who want to see the land free of Tamils.
    Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka have both been living there for more than two thousands years. The sad reality is that the Sinhala Buddhists want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist country which means they want the Tamils out or continue to treat Tamils as second class citizens.

    Psychology behind Racism
    Racists are the most foolish people on this earth because they either perceive that they are superior to others or they imagine that their survival, quality of life and social status are threatened by another race. They wouldn’t be able to digest, when someone with another colour, religion or race prosper in front of their eyes.
    Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    How is the world responding?
    As usual, the geopolitical interest of other countries in Sri Lanka is one of the main reasons why this conflict has been dragging on for years. Corrupt Sri Lankan leaders easily become puppets of the foreign governments. Sri Lanka is located on strategically important sea route that is vital for the security of many countries.
    It has now gone beyond an acceptable level that human rights abuses are sending shock waves across the world. Even the ones that were once supporting this country are now at least pretending to be neutral to save their own skins.
    Sri Lanka is ranked as South Asia’s No.1 human rights violator. Sri Lanka scored the highest negative points for the right to life, the rights of the child, attacks on human rights defenders and violations of the rights of the minorities. On press freedom, Sri Lanka was ranked second worse only after Bhutan — which has no independent press. Sri Lanka was ranked number 97 in an index compiled by Transparency International, an anti corruption watchdog, in 2009.
    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes” and “guilty of Crimes Against Humanity.” Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu “No Fire Zone” where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.
    The U.S. Department of State‘s Office of War Crimes has recently released its investigation into the final stage of the conflict in Sri Lanka.
    It was based on a wide range of sources, including Amnesty International’s own reporting, and uses both traditional and innovative evidence such as satellite imagery and aerial photographs. This report provides a disturbing overview of what happened in the so-called “No-Fire Zone”.
    The European Commission has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade status following a probe criticising the island’s human rights record. The suspension follows a year-long European Commission probe that concluded that the Sri Lankan government was in breach of commitments on human rights and good governance that come with the preferential trade status.
    Commonwealth has decided not to host the next summit in Sri Lanka. If the situation doesn’t improve, suspension of this country from Commonwealth is another possibility.
    International community should continue to take tough measures like economic embargoes and war crime inquiries to make sure that this country won’t slip further into darkness and the culprits are brought to justice. These steps are necessary to convince the people of Sri Lanka that they will be isolated from the world if they continue elect leaders who chose the path of extremism and violence instead of path of peace.

    How does Sri Lanka defend its atrocities?
    Non-compliance, denials, refusals, justifications, blackmailing and other techniques are used by countries like Sri Lanka to escape justice.
    Sri Lanka is simply a rock state that no longer has any respect for human rights. Leaders of this country are only interested in fulfilling their racist agendas and to satisfy their own greed.
    Sri Lankan government regularly appoint individuals with doctorates and other higher degrees as cabinet ministers and propaganda activists to lobby in the UN and in foreign countries. Many of them speak in fluent English and having citizenships in other western countries and their main role is to justify the atrocities that are committed by the Sri Lankan government. These individuals are experts in blaming the victims and protecting the criminals.
    Sri Lankan government also has their own pseudo terror experts working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Can the new King of Sri Lanka bring deliverance to the Tamils?
    In the last sixty years three hundred thousands were slaughtered, several thousands were raped, tortured, imprisoned and disappeared in Sri Lanka. More than a million have fled the country with the fear of persecution. 99% of the victims were Tamils and 99% of the perpetrators were Sri Lankan military personal or members of Buddhist Sinhala extremist groups. One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand what is going on in this country.
    Freedom is a God given right to every living human on this earth. Tamils in Sri Lanka, Muslims in Bosnia, Jews in Jerusalem, Hindus in Pakistan, Christians in North Korea, Blacks in France, Whites in Zimbabwe and Aboriginals in Australia should all be enjoying the same rights as any other people groups on this planet.
    Nazism, Sinhala Chauvinism, Racism, Fascism, you can name them how you like, but these are all manifestations of a social evil, that destroy lives.
    The madness that is going on this country can only be stopped by destroying the demon of ignorance from the hearts and minds of those who rejoice in hatred and violence against their follow citizens. This is not a battle against flesh and blood but against the forces of darkness clouding over this nation
    Unless the civilised world stand against the perpetrators of human rights abuses, war criminals and corrupt politicians in Sri Lanka, unless we stop dancing to the tunes played by Sri Lankan rulers, unless we confront the agents of Sri Lanka who have been deceiving the international community through lies and deceptions, unless we stop doing business with Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka will continue to persecute its minorities with the blessing of those who are determined to be on the wrong side just to satisfy their own greed.
    Governments come and go but there is no end to the suffering of Tamils in this Island. No matter who comes to power, the root cause of the conflict will again be ignored by the rulers of Sri Lanka deliberately to keep the majority happy. Unless the root cause of the ethnic problem is dealt with, Sri Lanka will face another wave of violence that could even be detrimental to the peace and stability in the whole South East Asia.

  226. Rohan Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Hello Double !!

    You are the fake Rohan posting all these false statements. I am the real Rohan. You use my name in vain and make me also sound a complete Idiot like you. Stop using my handle to post lies you impotent idiot.

    Pretty long "cut and Paste" article you have posted. It would have taken the writer few hours to write it and you uneducated Ape a few seconds to paste it noh ? Why not write your own stuff and debate straight forward like a Man ?? (Oh I forgot – why not debate straight forward like an APE?)

    I don't intend to waste my time replying some other person if he is not present in the forum… So hard luck for you and your Ape gang… And stop using my Handle – you are and Idiot who cannot think and disgrace to name Rohan.

  227. While the nut cases of AI and the Apes of Peelam are busy writing rubbish blog posts, J.S. Thissanayagam has moved to USA after obtaining the president's pardon.

    Jim – Is this post still valid ??

    May be you will keep the post going for the Peelam Apes to cut and paste more Peelam articles than articles on Jim !!!!!

    Journalist J.S. Tissainayagam has flown to the United States and arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport last morning, the Committee to Protect Journalist said. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since.

    According to CPJ representative Kamel Labidi, who was on hand to meet Tissa in the US, “He was all smiles, and said to thank everyone who helped him gain his freedom.”

    “Tissainayagam’s arrival in the United States is very welcome news, and we join in the joy that he and his wife Ronnate are feeling,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s executive director. “We hope his arrival in the U.S. is a step by the government to address its harsh policies toward the media—policies that have not changed since the end of Sri Lanka’s more than 30 years of civil conflict.”

    On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the government announced that it would grant Tissainayagam a presidential pardon. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since. The Tamil editor was first jailed in March 2008 and eventually indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in August 2008. (Daily Mirror online)
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4491-tis

  228. While the nut cases of AI and the Apes of Peelam are busy writing rubbish blog posts, J.S. Thissanayagam has moved to USA after obtaining the president's pardon.

    Jim – Is this post still valid ??

    May be you will keep the post going for the Peelam Apes to cut and paste more Peelam articles than articles on Jim !!!!!

    Journalist J.S. Tissainayagam has flown to the United States and arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport last morning, the Committee to Protect Journalist said. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since.

    According to CPJ representative Kamel Labidi, who was on hand to meet Tissa in the US, “He was all smiles, and said to thank everyone who helped him gain his freedom.”

    “Tissainayagam’s arrival in the United States is very welcome news, and we join in the joy that he and his wife Ronnate are feeling,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s executive director. “We hope his arrival in the U.S. is a step by the government to address its harsh policies toward the media—policies that have not changed since the end of Sri Lanka’s more than 30 years of civil conflict.”

    On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the government announced that it would grant Tissainayagam a presidential pardon. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since. The Tamil editor was first jailed in March 2008 and eventually indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in August 2008. (Daily Mirror online)
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4491-tis

  229. Sri Lankan Tragedy
    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia’s longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.
    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don’t exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.
    Those who are responsible for the misery in Sri Lanka for years have been successful in hiding the root cause of the problem in order to continue with their own agendas.
    While many are doing this deliberately, there are also people including some Tamils tend to misinterpret the crisis in Sri Lanka, by looking and analyzing isolated incidents or judging various parties to the conflict based on their personal experiences.

  230. Rohan Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Hello Double !!

    You are the fake Rohan posting all these false statements. I am the real Rohan. You use my name in vain and make me also sound a complete Idiot like you. Stop using my handle to post lies you impotent idiot.

    Pretty long “cut and Paste” article you have posted. It would have taken the writer few hours to write it and you uneducated Ape a few seconds to paste it noh ? Why not write your own stuff and debate straight forward like a Man ?? (Oh I forgot – why not debate straight forward like an APE?)

    I don’t intend to waste my time replying some other person if he is not present in the forum… So hard luck for you and your Ape gang… And stop using my Handle – you are and Idiot who cannot think and disgrace to name Rohan.

  231. While the nut cases of AI and the Apes of Peelam are busy writing rubbish blog posts, J.S. Thissanayagam has moved to USA after obtaining the president’s pardon.

    Jim – Is this post still valid ??

    May be you will keep the post going for the Peelam Apes to cut and paste more Peelam articles than articles on Jim !!!!!

    Journalist J.S. Tissainayagam has flown to the United States and arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport last morning, the Committee to Protect Journalist said. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since.

    According to CPJ representative Kamel Labidi, who was on hand to meet Tissa in the US, “He was all smiles, and said to thank everyone who helped him gain his freedom.”

    “Tissainayagam’s arrival in the United States is very welcome news, and we join in the joy that he and his wife Ronnate are feeling,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s executive director. “We hope his arrival in the U.S. is a step by the government to address its harsh policies toward the media—policies that have not changed since the end of Sri Lanka’s more than 30 years of civil conflict.”

    On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the government announced that it would grant Tissainayagam a presidential pardon. Tissainayagam had been released on bail in January and had lived in seclusion in Sri Lanka since. The Tamil editor was first jailed in March 2008 and eventually indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in August 2008. (Daily Mirror online)

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4491-tissa-moves-to-us.html

  232. Sri Lankan Tragedy
    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia’s longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.
    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don’t exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.
    Those who are responsible for the misery in Sri Lanka for years have been successful in hiding the root cause of the problem in order to continue with their own agendas.
    While many are doing this deliberately, there are also people including some Tamils tend to misinterpret the crisis in Sri Lanka, by looking and analyzing isolated incidents or judging various parties to the conflict based on their personal experiences.

  233. Justice failed

    Judiciary In Jeopardy in sri lanka
    Two magistrates from the Chavakachcheri and Vavuniya Magistrates’ Courts have been transferred with immediate effect to different areas for no specific reason.

    Chavakachcheri Magistrate T.J. Prabhakaran and Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja have been transferred with immediate effect to Akkaraipattu and Colombo respectively.

    When contacted by The Sunday Leader, Prabhakaran confirmed that he had indeed been transferred with immediate effect and has been requested to report to work at the Akkaraipattu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (21).

    He said that Thursday (17) was his last working day at the Chavakachcheri Magistrate’s Court and he has to now move to Akkaraipattu along with his family within a few days.
    Alex Raja was not available for comment.

    However, the sudden transfers of the two Magistrates are speculated to have taken place following a speech made in parliament by UNP Parliamentarian Jaya Sri Ranga during the last parliamentary sessions.

    Sri Ranga in his speech during an adjournment debate directly accused the EPDP, a constituent party in the governing UPFA, of abducting and extorting money from Tamil people in the North while threatening the judges who heard the relevant cases in court.

    He has specifically mentioned the names of Chavakachcheri Magistrate T.J. Prabhakaran and Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja saying that they were hearing cases against members of the EPDP for alleged threats, abductions, extortion and even murders.

    Sri Ranga in his speech called for the independence of the judiciary in the North saying that the judges were under constant threat by members affiliated to the government if they delivered a judgment against alleged extortion.

    At the time of the transfer, Chavakachcheri Magistrate Prabhakaran was hearing a case of abduction and murder of a teenager that had taken place in Chavakachcheri during the general election period.
    A 19-year-old schoolboy from the Chavakachcheri Hindu College was allegedly abducted and later killed by the group who had abducted him with the intention of extorting money.
    Several EPDP members had been accused in the case and EPDP member and Jaffna Deputy Mayor T. Illango alias Regan had allegedly threatened Prabhakaran.

    Meanwhile, Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja at the time of his transfer had been under threat and had been asked to withdraw an open warrant issued by him on several suspects in a murder case.

    According to Sri Ranga, the suspects in all these cases have been identified as members of the EPDP.
    EPDP Leader and Minister Douglas Devananda when contacted by The Sunday Leader on Friday (18) asked us to call him in 10 minutes and did not answer the numerous telephone calls made to his mobile phone afterwards

  234. Fake Rohan !

    Why not reply to my posts ?? Are you that chicken ?? Ni Oru Kalada ?? Katha Karanna berida ?? can't you converse ?? Bayada ?? Afrad to talk ??

  235. Sangarasivam Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Hoooo Hoooo Hoooo !!

    Try to figure out who is writing what now !!! You Peelam Apes don't even read posts by your own clan. You also have idiots with the Soba who actually went on to believe that 53 women were raped – LOL !! If you had a little bit of brains, you would have known that post is Pro-GOSL where it was a good thing to rehabilitate Terrorists – Unfortunately you don't even have that luck which is understood with the low mental ability you display pretty well on this blog…. LOL !!

  236. Justice failed

    Judiciary In Jeopardy in sri lanka
    Two magistrates from the Chavakachcheri and Vavuniya Magistrates’ Courts have been transferred with immediate effect to different areas for no specific reason.

    Chavakachcheri Magistrate T.J. Prabhakaran and Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja have been transferred with immediate effect to Akkaraipattu and Colombo respectively.

    When contacted by The Sunday Leader, Prabhakaran confirmed that he had indeed been transferred with immediate effect and has been requested to report to work at the Akkaraipattu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (21).

    He said that Thursday (17) was his last working day at the Chavakachcheri Magistrate’s Court and he has to now move to Akkaraipattu along with his family within a few days.
    Alex Raja was not available for comment.

    However, the sudden transfers of the two Magistrates are speculated to have taken place following a speech made in parliament by UNP Parliamentarian Jaya Sri Ranga during the last parliamentary sessions.

    Sri Ranga in his speech during an adjournment debate directly accused the EPDP, a constituent party in the governing UPFA, of abducting and extorting money from Tamil people in the North while threatening the judges who heard the relevant cases in court.

    He has specifically mentioned the names of Chavakachcheri Magistrate T.J. Prabhakaran and Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja saying that they were hearing cases against members of the EPDP for alleged threats, abductions, extortion and even murders.

    Sri Ranga in his speech called for the independence of the judiciary in the North saying that the judges were under constant threat by members affiliated to the government if they delivered a judgment against alleged extortion.

    At the time of the transfer, Chavakachcheri Magistrate Prabhakaran was hearing a case of abduction and murder of a teenager that had taken place in Chavakachcheri during the general election period.
    A 19-year-old schoolboy from the Chavakachcheri Hindu College was allegedly abducted and later killed by the group who had abducted him with the intention of extorting money.
    Several EPDP members had been accused in the case and EPDP member and Jaffna Deputy Mayor T. Illango alias Regan had allegedly threatened Prabhakaran.

    Meanwhile, Vavuniya Magistrate Alex Raja at the time of his transfer had been under threat and had been asked to withdraw an open warrant issued by him on several suspects in a murder case.

    According to Sri Ranga, the suspects in all these cases have been identified as members of the EPDP.
    EPDP Leader and Minister Douglas Devananda when contacted by The Sunday Leader on Friday (18) asked us to call him in 10 minutes and did not answer the numerous telephone calls made to his mobile phone afterwards

  237. Sir, what is the meaning of victory and these asian indian middle eastern countries joint together fighted with a very disiplined freedom fighters called tamil tigers in Thamileelam and these cruel asian indian armed forces used illegal chemical poisonous weapons on these rebels and inocent tamil babies, chidren, mothers in Mulliwaikal safety zone and killed more than 100,000 tamil people and its very shame to celebrate by these cruel countries. The decent european american countries might laugh within themself about these uncivilised asian indian srilankan countries leaders celebration.

    We hope the advisory panel to UN secretary will do their best job and finally call for a full international investigations through the united nations international court and if the world provide all the evidences which they got through saterlitte pictures, channel 4 news and if the court accept and confirm all the evidences then the war crimes on india, china, asia, srilanka will face the same Sadam Husain punishment.

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Tamils should wait for another few weeks whether United Nations going to appoint advisory panel to secretary or not and if not then tamils should decide their next step.

    We Thamileelam tamils around the world congratulating you for taking our world tamils leadership as President of Transnational Government of Thamileelam and wishing you for your absolute service for our people.

    Soon the United Nations will recognise independence of Thamileelam and Thamileelam flag will fly soon in front of the United Nations and order all invaded cruel barbaric asian, indian, srilankan forces to leave the North, East of Thamileelam and it will handover the power to TGTE President Hon. Visvanathan Rudrakumaran and tamils around the world will fly by Thamileelam Airlines, Eelam Airways to their Palali international Airport Thamileelam.

    The United Nations and european countries and thamil intelectuals will proof of genocide and masscare of thamil people in safety zone and will order those cruel uncivilsed barbaric indian, srilankan, asian leaders and their forces who massacared cruelly more than 100,000 innocent thamil people by chemical bombs and multi barrel artillery attacks and killing all surrendered tamil tigers in a cruel way to face the united nations for their war crimes.

    All American African European Presidents, Primeministers will fly soon to Thamileelam to celebrate the independence of Thamileelam with the people of Thamileelam.

    Please as soon as write the constitution please get appoinment to meet all europe countries presidents, primeministers and their members of parliment and select those elected TGTE well talented intelectuals and intelectually speaking tamil english professors like Professor Boyle to meet european leaders as well as african countries leaders and south american countries leaders and take all DVD, CD to show all evidence of war crimes and fully explain about the tamils history.

    We hope this time USA won’t giveup and also hope they may do like Afghanistan President who exiled for a while in America and they brought him back to his country and he successfully elected as president by their people. We also hope as soon as we get Thamileelam independence you have to become our real President of Thamileelam.

    Sir please also appoint our Primeminister of Transnational Government of Thamileelam and Vice President and those selecting for these position should be very jenuine and honest to world thamileelam tamils, so you have to select those very honest real thamil thesiam followers for these poitions.

    We have to call Thamileelam tamils and all thamil thesiam following real thamil organisations around the world to call Tamil National Alliance (TNA)members of parliment in Thamileelam to work together with Transnational Government of Thamileelam (TGTE)to achieve Thamileelam independence.

    TNA must work together with TGTE and soon united nations will recognise TGTE and Thamileelam flag will fly soon in front of the united nations and United Nations will order srilankan government to evacuate all their invaded armed forces with their alliance countries from Thamileelam and these asian indian leaders will come to justice by united nations because these asian indian countries gave their chemical poisonous weapons to srilanka to genocide the tamil people in Mulliwaikal safety zone and more than 100,000 tamil people children babies mothers killed in a very cruel way by these chemical poisonous attacks.

    Those invaded barbaric uncivilised cruel armed forces india, china, asia, srilanka in Thamileelam will leave the north east of Thamileelam. As soon as Thamileelam get independence Tamils around the world will fly to their motherland by Thamileelam Airlines, Eelam Airways to their Palali Thamileelam international Airport Thamileelam

    Please call Hon. Visvanathan Rudrakumaran and advice him to add more well educated real thamil thesiam supporting members through National list ( Thesia Paddial ) from each countries and this will give him more support through our world tamils. We need many educated thamilthesiam followers who can do their best to get Thamileelam independence in Thamileelam.

    I believe you have given excellent comments about these people and their websites. Please you have to advice to all our TGTE members of parliment and they have to carry their work succeessfully to achieve our Thamileelam independence. Please write continueously about these websites and bring them in front of our world Tamileelam people and Thamileelam tamils around the world should know these traitors. These people got millions of money through india, srilanka and working for these governments to destroy our Transnational Government of Thamileelam.

  238. Monkey of Mannar !!

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Do you in your wildest dream think that the world will allow a monkey to be president of some monkey land anywhere on earth.
    http://images.quickblogcast.com/0/8/9/2/8/193747-

    Do U see this monkey as a leader ??

  239. Monkey of Mannar !!

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Do you in your wildest dream think that the world will allow a monkey to be president of some monkey land anywhere on earth.
    http://images.quickblogcast.com/0/8/9/2/8/193747-

    Do U see this monkey as a leader ??

  240. Monkey of Mannar !!

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Do you in your wildest dream think that the world will allow a monkey to be president of some monkey land anywhere on earth.
    http://images.quickblogcast.com/0/8/9/2/8/193747-

    Do U see this monkey as a leader ??

  241. Fake Rohan !

    Why not reply to my posts ?? Are you that chicken ?? Ni Oru Kalada ?? Katha Karanna berida ?? can’t you converse ?? Bayada ?? Afrad to talk ??

  242. Sangarasivam Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Hoooo Hoooo Hoooo !!

    Try to figure out who is writing what now !!! You Peelam Apes don’t even read posts by your own clan. You also have idiots with the Soba who actually went on to believe that 53 women were raped – LOL !! If you had a little bit of brains, you would have known that post is Pro-GOSL where it was a good thing to rehabilitate Terrorists – Unfortunately you don’t even have that luck which is understood with the low mental ability you display pretty well on this blog…. LOL !!

  243. Sir, what is the meaning of victory and these asian indian middle eastern countries joint together fighted with a very disiplined freedom fighters called tamil tigers in Thamileelam and these cruel asian indian armed forces used illegal chemical poisonous weapons on these rebels and inocent tamil babies, chidren, mothers in Mulliwaikal safety zone and killed more than 100,000 tamil people and its very shame to celebrate by these cruel countries. The decent european american countries might laugh within themself about these uncivilised asian indian srilankan countries leaders celebration.

    We hope the advisory panel to UN secretary will do their best job and finally call for a full international investigations through the united nations international court and if the world provide all the evidences which they got through saterlitte pictures, channel 4 news and if the court accept and confirm all the evidences then the war crimes on india, china, asia, srilanka will face the same Sadam Husain punishment.

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Tamils should wait for another few weeks whether United Nations going to appoint advisory panel to secretary or not and if not then tamils should decide their next step.

    We Thamileelam tamils around the world congratulating you for taking our world tamils leadership as President of Transnational Government of Thamileelam and wishing you for your absolute service for our people.

    Soon the United Nations will recognise independence of Thamileelam and Thamileelam flag will fly soon in front of the United Nations and order all invaded cruel barbaric asian, indian, srilankan forces to leave the North, East of Thamileelam and it will handover the power to TGTE President Hon. Visvanathan Rudrakumaran and tamils around the world will fly by Thamileelam Airlines, Eelam Airways to their Palali international Airport Thamileelam.

    The United Nations and european countries and thamil intelectuals will proof of genocide and masscare of thamil people in safety zone and will order those cruel uncivilsed barbaric indian, srilankan, asian leaders and their forces who massacared cruelly more than 100,000 innocent thamil people by chemical bombs and multi barrel artillery attacks and killing all surrendered tamil tigers in a cruel way to face the united nations for their war crimes.

    All American African European Presidents, Primeministers will fly soon to Thamileelam to celebrate the independence of Thamileelam with the people of Thamileelam.

    Please as soon as write the constitution please get appoinment to meet all europe countries presidents, primeministers and their members of parliment and select those elected TGTE well talented intelectuals and intelectually speaking tamil english professors like Professor Boyle to meet european leaders as well as african countries leaders and south american countries leaders and take all DVD, CD to show all evidence of war crimes and fully explain about the tamils history.

    We hope this time USA won’t giveup and also hope they may do like Afghanistan President who exiled for a while in America and they brought him back to his country and he successfully elected as president by their people. We also hope as soon as we get Thamileelam independence you have to become our real President of Thamileelam.

    Sir please also appoint our Primeminister of Transnational Government of Thamileelam and Vice President and those selecting for these position should be very jenuine and honest to world thamileelam tamils, so you have to select those very honest real thamil thesiam followers for these poitions.

    We have to call Thamileelam tamils and all thamil thesiam following real thamil organisations around the world to call Tamil National Alliance (TNA)members of parliment in Thamileelam to work together with Transnational Government of Thamileelam (TGTE)to achieve Thamileelam independence.

    TNA must work together with TGTE and soon united nations will recognise TGTE and Thamileelam flag will fly soon in front of the united nations and United Nations will order srilankan government to evacuate all their invaded armed forces with their alliance countries from Thamileelam and these asian indian leaders will come to justice by united nations because these asian indian countries gave their chemical poisonous weapons to srilanka to genocide the tamil people in Mulliwaikal safety zone and more than 100,000 tamil people children babies mothers killed in a very cruel way by these chemical poisonous attacks.

    Those invaded barbaric uncivilised cruel armed forces india, china, asia, srilanka in Thamileelam will leave the north east of Thamileelam. As soon as Thamileelam get independence Tamils around the world will fly to their motherland by Thamileelam Airlines, Eelam Airways to their Palali Thamileelam international Airport Thamileelam

    Please call Hon. Visvanathan Rudrakumaran and advice him to add more well educated real thamil thesiam supporting members through National list ( Thesia Paddial ) from each countries and this will give him more support through our world tamils. We need many educated thamilthesiam followers who can do their best to get Thamileelam independence in Thamileelam.

    I believe you have given excellent comments about these people and their websites. Please you have to advice to all our TGTE members of parliment and they have to carry their work succeessfully to achieve our Thamileelam independence. Please write continueously about these websites and bring them in front of our world Tamileelam people and Thamileelam tamils around the world should know these traitors. These people got millions of money through india, srilanka and working for these governments to destroy our Transnational Government of Thamileelam.

  244. Monkey of Mannar !!

    If the united nations prove all the war crimes then Thamileelam will become real and there is no single doubt Thamileelam will get independence through the united nations and world tamils will fly by Thamileelam Airlines and Eelam Airways to Palali international Airport, Thamileelam.

    Do you in your wildest dream think that the world will allow a monkey to be president of some monkey land anywhere on earth.

    http://images.quickblogcast.com/0/8/9/2/8/193747-182980/TamilNational_US_April_01.jpg

    Do U see this monkey as a leader ??