Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes

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UPDATE (July 30): Our action is working! We almost got one new co-signer per hour within the first 24 hours of the start of our action, collecting 22 additional signatures. Even more important, due to the traction we got on this topic over the last days, the deadline to sign on was extended to next Friday, August 6Thursday, August 5! Please keep urging your representative to sign and spread the word. Thanks to everyone who has already done so.

After a US State Department official called for reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka last week, US lawmakers are now taking concrete action to hold the State Department to its own word (unfortunately the State Department seems to support the insufficient domestic investigation into the war crimes). Currently, a congressional sign on letter is circulating at Capitol Hill, gaining support to identify those responsible for the crimes committed in the final stage of

Civilians, in between Kilinochchi and Mulathiv, Sri Lanka, May 2009, during the last few months of the war. (c) Private

Sri Lanka’s civil war. The letter, sponsored by Representatives Jan Schakowsky and James McGovern, urges Secretary Clinton to publicly call for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. We urgently need your help in asking your representative to sign on. To achieve the highest impact with this congressional letter and keep up the pressure for true accountability, we must collect enough signatures now.

Last year, activists like you spearheaded the global Unlock the Camps in Sri Lanka campaign, leading to the release of tens of thousands of civilians who were detained after the end of the war. Now we need your help again. Please take action today by asking your representative in the House to sign the congressional letter, demanding an international investigation. The letter will be closed this Friday, July 30, so please urge your representative now!

Here‘s how you can take action:

  1. Take action online, urging your House representative to sign on to the letter.
  2. Call the Congressional switchboard at 202 224-3121 and ask for your representative. Tell him about the letter and encourage him to support it.
  3. If your representative has a Facebook page or twitter account, encourage him through these platforms to sign on (for an example how to do this on twitter, follow our lead).

Civilian Casualties NOT An Accident
We have reported extensively on this site about the massive human rights violations that were committed during the final stages of the fighting in Sri Lanka. The main conclusion, not only from our own research (which includes the use of satellite images to document attacks in the so-called “Civilian Safe Zone”), but also from the analyses conducted by Human Rights Watch, International Crisis Group, and the State Department’s own Office of War Crimes Issues, paints a grim picture.  The civilian casualties were not accidental or simply the result of being caught in the crossfire. Many resulted from indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan government of heavily populated areas. The LTTE used civilians as human shields and deliberately shot those trying to flee the war zone. The Sri Lankan government also prevented sufficient food and medicine from reaching the conflict area and prevented the International Committee of the Red Cross from providing medical assistance, resulting in many more civilian deaths.

These acts violated international human rights and international humanitarian law; some of them may constitute as war crimes. It is vital that those responsible for these atrocities be brought to justice. Failure to do so would send a message that the international community will allow war criminals to escape accountability and justice, and encourage other countries to follow the “Sri Lanka model”.

The United States government should take the lead in urging the United Nations to promptly launch an independent, international investigation into the alleged war crimes committed during the war in Sri Lanka.

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352 thoughts on “Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes

  1. on est à bout de souffle de commentaires devant autant de barbarie humaine j'espère que tout criminel sera jugé pour qu'il soit un exemple ! non à l'impunité qui favorise ces actes ! je pense qu'il faut organiser des journées de solidarité internationale pour ce genre de crimes !

  2. Lasting peace is the goal of all in Sri Lanka. Lasting peace is not possible with out justice. Those rogue elements within the government must be brought to justice for their crimes.

  3. Lasting peace is the goal of all in Sri Lanka. Lasting peace is not possible with out justice. Those rogue elements within the government must be brought to justice for their crimes

  4. Leave Sri Lanka alone…its a peacefull nation…now that your LTTE pals were eliminated.
    Why not probe Human Rights violations in Iraq & Afganistam…
    or will that mean your funding will be cut ???

  5. ho la speranza che tutti i criminali possano essere resi alla giustizia

  6. Do not try to teach us how to fight terrorism. We did and u should follow. Clean up your doorsteps before u jump and bark at others..

  7. If war crime has been committed either in Iraq or Afgan we should codemn and insist investigation. But it can't be a reason to justfy the alleged war crime and genocide in Sri Lankan. Sri Lankan should come out from their racism and blood thirsty. Please start think like a civilised human. If killing is acceptable by other countries they wouldn't ban LTTE eventhough they recognise and accept the cause of LTTE

  8. on est à bout de souffle de commentaires devant autant de barbarie humaine j’espère que tout criminel sera jugé pour qu’il soit un exemple ! non à l’impunité qui favorise ces actes ! je pense qu’il faut organiser des journées de solidarité internationale pour ce genre de crimes !

  9. Lasting peace is the goal of all in Sri Lanka. Lasting peace is not possible with out justice. Those rogue elements within the government must be brought to justice for their crimes.

  10. We are reaching the crucial time to punish war criminal in Sri Lanka namely minister for defence (President Mahindha Rajapaksha) , defence secretary (Gothabaya Rajapaksha) and key military commanders who ordered and executed war crime and genocide activities. These includes deprive minorities from accessing food and medicine over 3 years, repeadly bombing hospitals, using heavy artilleries toward “safe zone”, killing LTTE personnel who surrendered them selves, imprisoned 300,000 civilians behind barbed wire, kidnapping and killing thousands of minorities all over Sri Lanka using white van squad which operated by defence personnel, failure to investigate any of the complain made within last 30 years against military personnel by minorities for their atrocious such as murder, rape, torture etc. Once we eliminated all these criminals from Sri Lanka, it will be a land of paradise.

  11. Lasting peace is the goal of all in Sri Lanka. Lasting peace is not possible with out justice. Those rogue elements within the government must be brought to justice for their crimes

  12. Leave Sri Lanka alone…its a peacefull nation…now that your LTTE pals were eliminated.
    Why not probe Human Rights violations in Iraq & Afganistam…
    or will that mean your funding will be cut ???

  13. AI…where were you & other supporters of LTTE…when those Terrorists murdered / killed at will…for over 25 years.
    AI was silently collecting $$$ from Terrorist supporters…
    AI is part of the so called "Victim" industry…that thrives on other people's suffering…

    Sri Lanka…a small but proud & brave nation…eliminated Terrorism…
    to bring peace to the land.

    Unlike so-called IC & Superpowers who are still committing massive Human Rights violations in Iraq & Afganistan & Pakistan….
    AI why silent on those Human Right violations ???
    Read the "Secret" documents that have been published recently…
    killing civilians are OK…when those who fund AI are doing it…

    Now…Sri Lanka has an Nationalist Government…that will NOT bow down to the
    Terrorists or IC or even to AI…

    Some LTTE supporters are using "bogus" Sinhala / Muslim names to attack Sri Lanka…
    an attempt at future "economic" refugee status…with the help of AI…

  14. ho la speranza che tutti i criminali possano essere resi alla giustizia

  15. Amnesty International has earned my deepest respect for its unflinching campaign for accountability for the genocide in sri lanka.

    As i predicted, the Sinhalese bloggers instantly switched on the spotlight on Iraq & Afghanistan to "blind" the headlights bearing down on THEM.

    At the same time, these same Sinhalese bloggers glorify war & even CALL FOR the intensification of the US war in Afghanistan / Pakistan ( see their previous blogs on Afghanistan / Pakistan on this site ).

    This is their "forked tongue – speak" double game– glorify war ( let's give war a chance )& cheer on the US' wars while instantly & righteously attacking the US human rights violations in those same Iraq & Afghan wars WHENEVER their own human rights record is questioned !!

    See their current blogs above — one of the Sinhalese bloggers here ( S. Rajapakse ) calls for the the US to "FOLLOW" sri lanka's genocidal model as the way to win their wars, while the other Sinhalese champions condemn the US for human rights violations in Iraq & Afghanistan !!

    A double game, in full plain sight !!

    Or a clinical case of nationalist schizophrenia……

    They decry US human rights violations in Afghanistan & Iraq — yet show me a SINGLE site or region in those countries ( the Sunni triangle ? Fallujah ? Helmand ? ) where 40,000 to 75, 000 people were wiped out in just one campaign — as they were in that one SINGLE campaign, inside that one SINGLE war zone, in sri lanka's "Eelam War" !!!

    FORTY TO SEVENTYFIVE THOUSAND !!!

    Even the drones over Pashtunistan can kill "only"a village at a time, & McChrystal shot himself in the foot before he could push ahead his murder missions any further.

    We have to go to Cambodia's killing fields to find such concentrated extermination in operation.

    And there, accountability finally, at long last, seems to have arrived.

    It takes time.

    But it gets here in the end.

  16. Do not try to teach us how to fight terrorism. We did and u should follow. Clean up your doorsteps before u jump and bark at others..

  17. If war crime has been committed either in Iraq or Afgan we should codemn and insist investigation. But it can’t be a reason to justfy the alleged war crime and genocide in Sri Lankan. Sri Lankan should come out from their racism and blood thirsty. Please start think like a civilised human. If killing is acceptable by other countries they wouldn’t ban LTTE eventhough they recognise and accept the cause of LTTE

  18. We are reaching the crucial time to punish war criminal in Sri Lanka namely minister for defence (President Mahindha Rajapaksha) , defence secretary (Gothabaya Rajapaksha) and key military commanders who ordered and executed war crime and genocide activities. These includes deprive minorities from accessing food and medicine over 3 years, repeadly bombing hospitals, using heavy artilleries toward “safe zone”, killing LTTE personnel who surrendered them selves, imprisoned 300,000 civilians behind barbed wire, kidnapping and killing thousands of minorities all over Sri Lanka using white van squad which operated by defence personnel, failure to investigate any of the complain made within last 30 years against military personnel by minorities for their atrocious such as murder, rape, torture etc. Once we eliminated all these criminals from Sri Lanka, it will be a land of paradise.

  19. If INGOs and Pressure Groups staff need scapegoats to justify their paypackets from the naive donors to their INGOs and NGOs, then they have found one in Sri Lanka. Why do they have to behave like gangsters trying to penalise the only successful leaders of any country in the world so far to eliminate globally accepted most ruthless terrrorists, the racist LTTE?
    Amnesty International, try this for Human Rights and massacres in Sri Lanka, (or just google for "Youtube Anuradhapura Massacre"): http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3
    Send a copy to your Agent Ban Ki Moon also.

  20. AI…where were you & other supporters of LTTE…when those Terrorists murdered / killed at will…for over 25 years.
    AI was silently collecting $$$ from Terrorist supporters…
    AI is part of the so called “Victim” industry…that thrives on other people’s suffering…

    Sri Lanka…a small but proud & brave nation…eliminated Terrorism…
    to bring peace to the land.

    Unlike so-called IC & Superpowers who are still committing massive Human Rights violations in Iraq & Afganistan & Pakistan….
    AI why silent on those Human Right violations ???
    Read the “Secret” documents that have been published recently…
    killing civilians are OK…when those who fund AI are doing it…

    Now…Sri Lanka has an Nationalist Government…that will NOT bow down to the
    Terrorists or IC or even to AI…

    Some LTTE supporters are using “bogus” Sinhala / Muslim names to attack Sri Lanka…
    an attempt at future “economic” refugee status…with the help of AI…

  21. Sri Lankan minister confirms killing of top rebel leaders while in military custody? http://www.jdslanka.org/2010/07/sri-lankan-minist

    A top Sri Lankan minister wittingly or otherwise has confirmed that some of the top Tamil Tiger leaders, including V. Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi, who had surrendered to the government troops during the final days of the war in May 2009, have been killed while in protected military custody.

    Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Dew Gunasekera who undertook a visit to the north and met groups of war widows last week has told a Colombo-based newspaper on record that among the ‘widows’ whom he had met in Jaffna were wives of Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi.

    The Minister’s statement indirectly confirms that some of the top leaders of the Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed while in military custody by the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which is already facing international war crime charges for allegedly executing top unarmed Tiger leaders when surrendering with white flags.

    It is not immediately known whether Balakumaran and Yogi were killed in an execution-style murder or tortured to death.

    Minister Gunasekera has also acknowledged that there had not been a detailed study on LTTE widows, though various NGOs and government officials from time to time had given different figures since the conclusion of the war in May last year.

    He has said that his ministry had called for applications from people of the Northern Province before meeting them in three separate groups in Jaffna (July 10), Kilinochchi (11) and Vavuniya (12).

    Minister Gunasekara has said that of the 8,000 who had responded to his ministry’s call, about 98 per cent were young women.

    Yogaratnam Yogi was a member of the LTTE negotiating team which had series of talks with the then President Ranasinghe Premadasa’s government.

    Balakumaran was formerly the leader of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) and joined the LTTE in the early 1990s before coming one of its ideologues.

    On May 31, 2009, Lankafirst.com website quoting Government Information Department sources, reported that some top Tiger leaders who were in the military hand, were going through series of serious investigation by the security forces.

    “Former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic division Karikalan, former spokesman of the LTTE Yogaratnam Yogi , former EROS MP turned advisor to the LTTE V. Balakumar , a former spokesman of the LTTE Lawrence Tilagar, former Deputy political section leader Thangan , former head of the political section for Jaffna district Ilamparithi , former Trincomalee political wing leader Elilan, former head of the LTTE sports division Papa , former head of the administrative division of the LTTE Puvannan and deputy international head Gnanam are in custody,” it said.

    A report by the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) also said December last year that Balakumar and his son teenaged Sooriyatheepan surrendered to the 53 army Division near Irattaivaykkal, along the Nanthikadal lagoon on May 16.

    “Like Balakumar, many top LTTE leaders reportedly surrendered in the last three days of the war, between May 16 and 19 (2009)”.

    The UTHR-J report mentioned the following top leaders as having surrendered: Karikalan (former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic disivion), Yogaratnam Yogi (former spokesman of the LTTE), Lawrence Tilagar (a former spokesman of the LTTE, a one time head of LTTE office in Paris and later in charge of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation), Thangan (former Deputy political section leader), Ilamparithi (former head of the political section for Jaffna district), Elilan (former Trincomalee political wing leader), Papa (former head of the LTTE sports division), Puvannan (former head of the administrative division of the LTTE), Gnanam (deputy international head) and Tamilini head of the Women’s political wing.

    According to the government reports, over 11,000 LTTE detainees are kept in special camps. None of the international rights groups, even the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been granted access to many of these camps to date.

    Internation media reports said last week that former Tamil Tiger rebels detained in Sri Lanka say they have been tortured and ill-treated in government camps with no basic facilities.

    In letters and phone calls to the BBC, the ex-militants have said that they had been "tortured and beaten" in the detention centres.

    "Military officers often call us dogs – even if we don't shave for a day we are beaten up badly," the BBC report said quoting one of the detainees’ letters as saying.

    One letter written by a woman from the eastern town of Trincomalee said some young detainees had been "beaten black and blue".

    "Some are hanged upside down. Some are made to lie down in the floor and beaten with belts and sticks. They don't take the injured to hospital," the woman has told the BBC.

  22. If INGOs and Pressure Groups staff need scapegoats to justify their paypackets from the naive donors to their INGOs and NGOs, then they have found one in Sri Lanka. Why do they have to behave like gangsters trying to penalise the only successful leaders of any country in the world so far to eliminate globally accepted most ruthless terrrorists, the racist LTTE?
    Amnesty International, try this for Human Rights and massacres in Sri Lanka, (or just google for "Youtube Anuradhapura Massacre"): http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3
    Send a copy to your Agent Ban Ki Moon also.

  23. If INGOs and Pressure Groups staff need scapegoats to justify their paypackets from the naive donors to their INGOs and NGOs, then they have found one in Sri Lanka. Why do they have to behave like gangsters trying to penalise the only successful leaders of any country in the world so far to eliminate globally accepted most ruthless terrrorists, the racist LTTE?
    Amnesty International, try this for Human Rights and massacres in Sri Lanka, (or just google for "Youtube Anuradhapura Massacre"): http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3
    Send a copy to your Agent Ban Ki Moon also.

  24. The Tamil people, not only suffered the tsunami, they still suffer the lack of aid, because it is the Srilankan Government that received foreign aid and decides on its distribution. It is the gatekeeper that at its discretion determines access and itinerary even of foreign dignitaries to the country, as the former UN Secretary General (Kofi Annan) had to witness when he was prevented from visiting the tsunami affected Northeast of Sri Lanka”.

    If the UN took heed of the advice given by NGOs on the precarious political situation of the Tamil minorities in their TH the genocide of 40000 Tamils would have never taken place in May 2009 at Mullivaikal in front of the world. Repentance comes too late. Sinhala deceptiveness had entangled the UN in a predicament. It is time now at least to make amends and deliver justice to the Tamils. The Sinhalese have been riding roughshod over Tamils demand for a homeland with impunity. This time at least UN must set up a war crime tribunal against the Sinhala GSL.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

  25. Still many IDPs in camps, but sri lanka settle army in Tamil land. 1000's houses are built for army many part of Mullaitivu, Killinochi area..

    Five thousand houses constructed in Mu’ruka’ndi area in Ki’linochchi district including Skanthapuram along A9 road are to be settled in August with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) senior and junior officials and their families permanently while the uprooted civilians brought to be resettled in Skanthapuram are left in a school building by Sri Lanka government officials, sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    The above prefabricated houses bought with international funds donated for resettlement in Vanni are being transported to Ki’linochchi in heavy vehicles and are assembled on cement foundation and flooring on selected places, NGO circles said.

    Sri Lanka government, with its scheme to construct 12,000 prefabricated houses in the above area intends to settle the SLA personnel with their families permanently.

    In the first stage of this scheme of Sinhalicization, 5,000 houses are to be settled with SLA personnel and their families in the first weeks of August.

    No one except SLA personnel and labourers is allowed into this housing scheme that is being constructed in haste.

    Sinhalese building masons are working along with SLA personnel in constructing the houses, sources in Ki'linochchi who had taken the snaps of the houses said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  26. Sri Lankan minister confirms killing of top rebel leaders while in military custody? http://www.jdslanka.org/2010/07/sri-lankan-minist

    A top Sri Lankan minister wittingly or otherwise has confirmed that some of the top Tamil Tiger leaders, including V. Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi, who had surrendered to the government troops during the final days of the war in May 2009, have been killed while in protected military custody.

    Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Dew Gunasekera who undertook a visit to the north and met groups of war widows last week has told a Colombo-based newspaper on record that among the ‘widows’ whom he had met in Jaffna were wives of Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi.

    The Minister’s statement indirectly confirms that some of the top leaders of the Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed while in military custody by the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which is already facing international war crime charges for allegedly executing top unarmed Tiger leaders when surrendering with white flags.

    It is not immediately known whether Balakumaran and Yogi were killed in an execution-style murder or tortured to death.

    Minister Gunasekera has also acknowledged that there had not been a detailed study on LTTE widows, though various NGOs and government officials from time to time had given different figures since the conclusion of the war in May last year.

    He has said that his ministry had called for applications from people of the Northern Province before meeting them in three separate groups in Jaffna (July 10), Kilinochchi (11) and Vavuniya (12).

    Minister Gunasekara has said that of the 8,000 who had responded to his ministry’s call, about 98 per cent were young women.

    Yogaratnam Yogi was a member of the LTTE negotiating team which had series of talks with the then President Ranasinghe Premadasa’s government.

    Balakumaran was formerly the leader of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) and joined the LTTE in the early 1990s before coming one of its ideologues.

    On May 31, 2009, Lankafirst.com website quoting Government Information Department sources, reported that some top Tiger leaders who were in the military hand, were going through series of serious investigation by the security forces.

    “Former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic division Karikalan, former spokesman of the LTTE Yogaratnam Yogi , former EROS MP turned advisor to the LTTE V. Balakumar , a former spokesman of the LTTE Lawrence Tilagar, former Deputy political section leader Thangan , former head of the political section for Jaffna district Ilamparithi , former Trincomalee political wing leader Elilan, former head of the LTTE sports division Papa , former head of the administrative division of the LTTE Puvannan and deputy international head Gnanam are in custody,” it said.

    A report by the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) also said December last year that Balakumar and his son teenaged Sooriyatheepan surrendered to the 53 army Division near Irattaivaykkal, along the Nanthikadal lagoon on May 16.

    “Like Balakumar, many top LTTE leaders reportedly surrendered in the last three days of the war, between May 16 and 19 (2009)”.

    The UTHR-J report mentioned the following top leaders as having surrendered: Karikalan (former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic disivion), Yogaratnam Yogi (former spokesman of the LTTE), Lawrence Tilagar (a former spokesman of the LTTE, a one time head of LTTE office in Paris and later in charge of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation), Thangan (former Deputy political section leader), Ilamparithi (former head of the political section for Jaffna district), Elilan (former Trincomalee political wing leader), Papa (former head of the LTTE sports division), Puvannan (former head of the administrative division of the LTTE), Gnanam (deputy international head) and Tamilini head of the Women’s political wing.

    According to the government reports, over 11,000 LTTE detainees are kept in special camps. None of the international rights groups, even the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been granted access to many of these camps to date.

    Internation media reports said last week that former Tamil Tiger rebels detained in Sri Lanka say they have been tortured and ill-treated in government camps with no basic facilities.

    In letters and phone calls to the BBC, the ex-militants have said that they had been "tortured and beaten" in the detention centres.

    "Military officers often call us dogs – even if we don't shave for a day we are beaten up badly," the BBC report said quoting one of the detainees’ letters as saying.

    One letter written by a woman from the eastern town of Trincomalee said some young detainees had been "beaten black and blue".

    "Some are hanged upside down. Some are made to lie down in the floor and beaten with belts and sticks. They don't take the injured to hospital," the woman has told the BBC.

  27. Sri Lankan minister confirms killing of top rebel leaders while in military custody? http://www.jdslanka.org/2010/07/sri-lankan-minist

    A top Sri Lankan minister wittingly or otherwise has confirmed that some of the top Tamil Tiger leaders, including V. Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi, who had surrendered to the government troops during the final days of the war in May 2009, have been killed while in protected military custody.

    Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Dew Gunasekera who undertook a visit to the north and met groups of war widows last week has told a Colombo-based newspaper on record that among the ‘widows’ whom he had met in Jaffna were wives of Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi.

    The Minister’s statement indirectly confirms that some of the top leaders of the Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed while in military custody by the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which is already facing international war crime charges for allegedly executing top unarmed Tiger leaders when surrendering with white flags.

    It is not immediately known whether Balakumaran and Yogi were killed in an execution-style murder or tortured to death.

    Minister Gunasekera has also acknowledged that there had not been a detailed study on LTTE widows, though various NGOs and government officials from time to time had given different figures since the conclusion of the war in May last year.

    He has said that his ministry had called for applications from people of the Northern Province before meeting them in three separate groups in Jaffna (July 10), Kilinochchi (11) and Vavuniya (12).

    Minister Gunasekara has said that of the 8,000 who had responded to his ministry’s call, about 98 per cent were young women.

    Yogaratnam Yogi was a member of the LTTE negotiating team which had series of talks with the then President Ranasinghe Premadasa’s government.

    Balakumaran was formerly the leader of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) and joined the LTTE in the early 1990s before coming one of its ideologues.

    On May 31, 2009, Lankafirst.com website quoting Government Information Department sources, reported that some top Tiger leaders who were in the military hand, were going through series of serious investigation by the security forces.

    “Former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic division Karikalan, former spokesman of the LTTE Yogaratnam Yogi , former EROS MP turned advisor to the LTTE V. Balakumar , a former spokesman of the LTTE Lawrence Tilagar, former Deputy political section leader Thangan , former head of the political section for Jaffna district Ilamparithi , former Trincomalee political wing leader Elilan, former head of the LTTE sports division Papa , former head of the administrative division of the LTTE Puvannan and deputy international head Gnanam are in custody,” it said.

    A report by the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) also said December last year that Balakumar and his son teenaged Sooriyatheepan surrendered to the 53 army Division near Irattaivaykkal, along the Nanthikadal lagoon on May 16.

    “Like Balakumar, many top LTTE leaders reportedly surrendered in the last three days of the war, between May 16 and 19 (2009)”.

    The UTHR-J report mentioned the following top leaders as having surrendered: Karikalan (former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic disivion), Yogaratnam Yogi (former spokesman of the LTTE), Lawrence Tilagar (a former spokesman of the LTTE, a one time head of LTTE office in Paris and later in charge of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation), Thangan (former Deputy political section leader), Ilamparithi (former head of the political section for Jaffna district), Elilan (former Trincomalee political wing leader), Papa (former head of the LTTE sports division), Puvannan (former head of the administrative division of the LTTE), Gnanam (deputy international head) and Tamilini head of the Women’s political wing.

    According to the government reports, over 11,000 LTTE detainees are kept in special camps. None of the international rights groups, even the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been granted access to many of these camps to date.

    Internation media reports said last week that former Tamil Tiger rebels detained in Sri Lanka say they have been tortured and ill-treated in government camps with no basic facilities.

    In letters and phone calls to the BBC, the ex-militants have said that they had been "tortured and beaten" in the detention centres.

    "Military officers often call us dogs – even if we don't shave for a day we are beaten up badly," the BBC report said quoting one of the detainees’ letters as saying.

    One letter written by a woman from the eastern town of Trincomalee said some young detainees had been "beaten black and blue".

    "Some are hanged upside down. Some are made to lie down in the floor and beaten with belts and sticks. They don't take the injured to hospital," the woman has told the BBC.

  28. The Tamil people, not only suffered the tsunami, they still suffer the lack of aid, because it is the Srilankan Government that received foreign aid and decides on its distribution. It is the gatekeeper that at its discretion determines access and itinerary even of foreign dignitaries to the country, as the former UN Secretary General (Kofi Annan) had to witness when he was prevented from visiting the tsunami affected Northeast of Sri Lanka”.

    If the UN took heed of the advice given by NGOs on the precarious political situation of the Tamil minorities in their TH the genocide of 40000 Tamils would have never taken place in May 2009 at Mullivaikal in front of the world. Repentance comes too late. Sinhala deceptiveness had entangled the UN in a predicament. It is time now at least to make amends and deliver justice to the Tamils. The Sinhalese have been riding roughshod over Tamils demand for a homeland with impunity. This time at least UN must set up a war crime tribunal against the Sinhala GSL.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

  29. The Tamil people, not only suffered the tsunami, they still suffer the lack of aid, because it is the Srilankan Government that received foreign aid and decides on its distribution. It is the gatekeeper that at its discretion determines access and itinerary even of foreign dignitaries to the country, as the former UN Secretary General (Kofi Annan) had to witness when he was prevented from visiting the tsunami affected Northeast of Sri Lanka”.

    If the UN took heed of the advice given by NGOs on the precarious political situation of the Tamil minorities in their TH the genocide of 40000 Tamils would have never taken place in May 2009 at Mullivaikal in front of the world. Repentance comes too late. Sinhala deceptiveness had entangled the UN in a predicament. It is time now at least to make amends and deliver justice to the Tamils. The Sinhalese have been riding roughshod over Tamils demand for a homeland with impunity. This time at least UN must set up a war crime tribunal against the Sinhala GSL.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

  30. Still many IDPs in camps, but sri lanka settle army in Tamil land. 1000's houses are built for army many part of Mullaitivu, Killinochi area..

    Five thousand houses constructed in Mu’ruka’ndi area in Ki’linochchi district including Skanthapuram along A9 road are to be settled in August with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) senior and junior officials and their families permanently while the uprooted civilians brought to be resettled in Skanthapuram are left in a school building by Sri Lanka government officials, sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    The above prefabricated houses bought with international funds donated for resettlement in Vanni are being transported to Ki’linochchi in heavy vehicles and are assembled on cement foundation and flooring on selected places, NGO circles said.

    Sri Lanka government, with its scheme to construct 12,000 prefabricated houses in the above area intends to settle the SLA personnel with their families permanently.

    In the first stage of this scheme of Sinhalicization, 5,000 houses are to be settled with SLA personnel and their families in the first weeks of August.

    No one except SLA personnel and labourers is allowed into this housing scheme that is being constructed in haste.

    Sinhalese building masons are working along with SLA personnel in constructing the houses, sources in Ki'linochchi who had taken the snaps of the houses said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  31. Still many IDPs in camps, but sri lanka settle army in Tamil land. 1000's houses are built for army many part of Mullaitivu, Killinochi area..

    Five thousand houses constructed in Mu’ruka’ndi area in Ki’linochchi district including Skanthapuram along A9 road are to be settled in August with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) senior and junior officials and their families permanently while the uprooted civilians brought to be resettled in Skanthapuram are left in a school building by Sri Lanka government officials, sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    The above prefabricated houses bought with international funds donated for resettlement in Vanni are being transported to Ki’linochchi in heavy vehicles and are assembled on cement foundation and flooring on selected places, NGO circles said.

    Sri Lanka government, with its scheme to construct 12,000 prefabricated houses in the above area intends to settle the SLA personnel with their families permanently.

    In the first stage of this scheme of Sinhalicization, 5,000 houses are to be settled with SLA personnel and their families in the first weeks of August.

    No one except SLA personnel and labourers is allowed into this housing scheme that is being constructed in haste.

    Sinhalese building masons are working along with SLA personnel in constructing the houses, sources in Ki'linochchi who had taken the snaps of the houses said. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  32. Amnesty International has earned my deepest respect for its unflinching campaign for accountability for the genocide in sri lanka.

    As i predicted, the Sinhalese bloggers instantly switched on the spotlight on Iraq & Afghanistan to “blind” the headlights bearing down on THEM.

    At the same time, these same Sinhalese bloggers glorify war & even CALL FOR the intensification of the US war in Afghanistan / Pakistan ( see their previous blogs on Afghanistan / Pakistan on this site ).

    This is their “forked tongue – speak” double game– glorify war ( let’s give war a chance )& cheer on the US’ wars while instantly & righteously attacking the US human rights violations in those same Iraq & Afghan wars WHENEVER their own human rights record is questioned !!

    See their current blogs above — one of the Sinhalese bloggers here ( S. Rajapakse ) calls for the the US to “FOLLOW” sri lanka’s genocidal model as the way to win their wars, while the other Sinhalese champions condemn the US for human rights violations in Iraq & Afghanistan !!

    A double game, in full plain sight !!

    Or a clinical case of nationalist schizophrenia……

    They decry US human rights violations in Afghanistan & Iraq — yet show me a SINGLE site or region in those countries ( the Sunni triangle ? Fallujah ? Helmand ? ) where 40,000 to 75, 000 people were wiped out in just one campaign — as they were in that one SINGLE campaign, inside that one SINGLE war zone, in sri lanka’s “Eelam War” !!!

    FORTY TO SEVENTYFIVE THOUSAND !!!

    Even the drones over Pashtunistan can kill “only”a village at a time, & McChrystal shot himself in the foot before he could push ahead his murder missions any further.

    We have to go to Cambodia’s killing fields to find such concentrated extermination in operation.

    And there, accountability finally, at long last, seems to have arrived.

    It takes time.

    But it gets here in the end.

  33. This is the most disgusting report published about a country that has waged war against the most rutthless group of terrorists ever to walk the face of this earth. The country is now at peace and there have been no incidents of any terrorism. Today the US and the UK are looking for ways of disengaging themselves from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in other words turning tail, running away like digs with the tails between their legs. Who will suffer in the end? The poor Afghanis. We did not have a choice because the people we were defending are our very own and their protection was the main objective. We are not invading countries for oil of influence. Sri Lanka should be treated as an object lesson of bravery of a

  34. This is the most disgusting report published about a country that has waged war against the most rutthless group of terrorists ever to walk the face of this earth. The country is now at peace and there have been no incidents of any terrorism. Today the US and the UK are looking for ways of disengaging themselves from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in other words turning tail, running away like digs with the tails between their legs. Who will suffer in the end? The poor Afghanis. We did not have a choice because the people we were defending are our very own and their protection was the main objective. We are not invading countries for oil of influence. Sri Lanka should be treated as an object lesson of bravery of the President and his brothers.
    There are Tamils with money earned from drug smuggling and credit card fraud now lobbying politicians in the west to get their arguments accross. The Sri Lankan Government will stand firm and I hope ban all these promoters of terrorism from entering the country of their birth if they continue to have blatant lies published of a well meaning Government. We have vanquished terrorism and freed the innocent Tamil people of their captors. That is more than the US and NATO have done in either Afghanistan or Iraq.The UN is a union comandeered by wishful thinkers. They have never done anything worthwhile except promote Islamists after they helped create the renegade country of Israel. Is that not proof of their uselessness?

  35. Tamils websights are not giving the real story. None of the people interviewed are the resettled. If the Tamils can live in the south it is fair that the Sinhalese now more to enjoy the fruits of their labour and live in the lush farmlands of the North. After all it is one country. Why should the Tamils be given all the rights and the Sinahlese are not. After all in a Democracy the Sinhalese at 80% and the voting in the recent elections showed that the people are supportive of the Government and a United nation. The "Refugees" all over the world should have no say in what goes on in our country. They have chosen so it is only right that they stay out of our politics.

  36. If INGOs and Pressure Groups staff need scapegoats to justify their paypackets from the naive donors to their INGOs and NGOs, then they have found one in Sri Lanka. Why do they have to behave like gangsters trying to penalise the only successful leaders of any country in the world so far to eliminate globally accepted most ruthless terrrorists, the racist LTTE?
    Amnesty International, try this for Human Rights and massacres in Sri Lanka, (or just google for “Youtube Anuradhapura Massacre”): http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DqqdW2auRlo4
    Send a copy to your Agent Ban Ki Moon also.

  37. Sri Lankan minister confirms killing of top rebel leaders while in military custody?
    http://www.jdslanka.org/2010/07/sri-lankan-minister-confirms-killing-of.html

    A top Sri Lankan minister wittingly or otherwise has confirmed that some of the top Tamil Tiger leaders, including V. Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi, who had surrendered to the government troops during the final days of the war in May 2009, have been killed while in protected military custody.

    Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms, Dew Gunasekera who undertook a visit to the north and met groups of war widows last week has told a Colombo-based newspaper on record that among the ‘widows’ whom he had met in Jaffna were wives of Balakumaran and Yogaratnam Yogi.

    The Minister’s statement indirectly confirms that some of the top leaders of the Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed while in military custody by the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which is already facing international war crime charges for allegedly executing top unarmed Tiger leaders when surrendering with white flags.

    It is not immediately known whether Balakumaran and Yogi were killed in an execution-style murder or tortured to death.

    Minister Gunasekera has also acknowledged that there had not been a detailed study on LTTE widows, though various NGOs and government officials from time to time had given different figures since the conclusion of the war in May last year.

    He has said that his ministry had called for applications from people of the Northern Province before meeting them in three separate groups in Jaffna (July 10), Kilinochchi (11) and Vavuniya (12).

    Minister Gunasekara has said that of the 8,000 who had responded to his ministry’s call, about 98 per cent were young women.

    Yogaratnam Yogi was a member of the LTTE negotiating team which had series of talks with the then President Ranasinghe Premadasa’s government.

    Balakumaran was formerly the leader of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) and joined the LTTE in the early 1990s before coming one of its ideologues.

    On May 31, 2009, Lankafirst.com website quoting Government Information Department sources, reported that some top Tiger leaders who were in the military hand, were going through series of serious investigation by the security forces.

    “Former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic division Karikalan, former spokesman of the LTTE Yogaratnam Yogi , former EROS MP turned advisor to the LTTE V. Balakumar , a former spokesman of the LTTE Lawrence Tilagar, former Deputy political section leader Thangan , former head of the political section for Jaffna district Ilamparithi , former Trincomalee political wing leader Elilan, former head of the LTTE sports division Papa , former head of the administrative division of the LTTE Puvannan and deputy international head Gnanam are in custody,” it said.

    A report by the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) also said December last year that Balakumar and his son teenaged Sooriyatheepan surrendered to the 53 army Division near Irattaivaykkal, along the Nanthikadal lagoon on May 16.

    “Like Balakumar, many top LTTE leaders reportedly surrendered in the last three days of the war, between May 16 and 19 (2009)”.

    The UTHR-J report mentioned the following top leaders as having surrendered: Karikalan (former eastern province political wing leader and subsequently in charge of the economic disivion), Yogaratnam Yogi (former spokesman of the LTTE), Lawrence Tilagar (a former spokesman of the LTTE, a one time head of LTTE office in Paris and later in charge of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation), Thangan (former Deputy political section leader), Ilamparithi (former head of the political section for Jaffna district), Elilan (former Trincomalee political wing leader), Papa (former head of the LTTE sports division), Puvannan (former head of the administrative division of the LTTE), Gnanam (deputy international head) and Tamilini head of the Women’s political wing.

    According to the government reports, over 11,000 LTTE detainees are kept in special camps. None of the international rights groups, even the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been granted access to many of these camps to date.

    Internation media reports said last week that former Tamil Tiger rebels detained in Sri Lanka say they have been tortured and ill-treated in government camps with no basic facilities.

    In letters and phone calls to the BBC, the ex-militants have said that they had been “tortured and beaten” in the detention centres.

    “Military officers often call us dogs – even if we don’t shave for a day we are beaten up badly,” the BBC report said quoting one of the detainees’ letters as saying.

    One letter written by a woman from the eastern town of Trincomalee said some young detainees had been “beaten black and blue”.

    “Some are hanged upside down. Some are made to lie down in the floor and beaten with belts and sticks. They don’t take the injured to hospital,” the woman has told the BBC.

  38. The Tamil people, not only suffered the tsunami, they still suffer the lack of aid, because it is the Srilankan Government that received foreign aid and decides on its distribution. It is the gatekeeper that at its discretion determines access and itinerary even of foreign dignitaries to the country, as the former UN Secretary General (Kofi Annan) had to witness when he was prevented from visiting the tsunami affected Northeast of Sri Lanka”.

    If the UN took heed of the advice given by NGOs on the precarious political situation of the Tamil minorities in their TH the genocide of 40000 Tamils would have never taken place in May 2009 at Mullivaikal in front of the world. Repentance comes too late. Sinhala deceptiveness had entangled the UN in a predicament. It is time now at least to make amends and deliver justice to the Tamils. The Sinhalese have been riding roughshod over Tamils demand for a homeland with impunity. This time at least UN must set up a war crime tribunal against the Sinhala GSL.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&id=5927

  39. Still many IDPs in camps, but sri lanka settle army in Tamil land. 1000′s houses are built for army many part of Mullaitivu, Killinochi area..

    Five thousand houses constructed in Mu’ruka’ndi area in Ki’linochchi district including Skanthapuram along A9 road are to be settled in August with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) senior and junior officials and their families permanently while the uprooted civilians brought to be resettled in Skanthapuram are left in a school building by Sri Lanka government officials, sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    The above prefabricated houses bought with international funds donated for resettlement in Vanni are being transported to Ki’linochchi in heavy vehicles and are assembled on cement foundation and flooring on selected places, NGO circles said.

    Sri Lanka government, with its scheme to construct 12,000 prefabricated houses in the above area intends to settle the SLA personnel with their families permanently.

    In the first stage of this scheme of Sinhalicization, 5,000 houses are to be settled with SLA personnel and their families in the first weeks of August.

    No one except SLA personnel and labourers is allowed into this housing scheme that is being constructed in haste.

    Sinhalese building masons are working along with SLA personnel in constructing the houses, sources in Ki’linochchi who had taken the snaps of the houses said.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32285

  40. Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability Amnesty International's Lies about Sri Lanka's successful war against LTTE racist terrorists

    AI up to its usual tricks re., civilian casualties caused by retaliatory SL Army artillery fire. The civilian casualties caused to SLA fire WERE accidental. It is disingenuous of AI to claim otherwise. If AI has proof proving otherwise, let's see it.

    The whole country and world knows that Tamil civilians lost their lives due to SLA action to free 300,000 civilians held hostage by the LTTE.

    Let me repeat what I wrote earlier on this very same topic.

    Key principles when facing civilian casualties during a military assault/conflict.
    1. A military target remains a legitimate military target, even if it is located in a civilian area. The LTTE hid their mortars and heavy artillery amongst civilians to prevent the SL govt from legitimately destroying these units.

    2. The use of civilians as shields to try to prevent attacks on military targets is prohibited. Further comment on this aspect of the LTTE's strategy is futile.

    3. "The presence of a protected person [i.e. civilian hostages] may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations."4th Geneva Convention, Article 28.

    4. The armed forces are not liable where injury to civilians results from unavoidable collateral damage, provided it is proportionate to the military gain expected of the attack.

    5. "Civilians do not enjoy absolute immunity. Their presence will not render military objects immune from attack for the mere reason that it is impossible to bombard them without causing injury to the non-combatants." Oppenheim's 'International Law'

    Fact 1: The LTTE used the Wanni civilians as a shield to prevent attacks on their forces by SL govt forces. Yes or No? Yes.

    Fact 2: The LTTE intermingled their fighting positions amongst the civilians in the 'No Fire Zone'. Yes or No? Yes..

    All of the above conditions existed during the last phase of the crushing of the LTTE. The SL govt did what they could to minimise civilians casualties during the final assault, but they were acting entirely within legal limits noted above.

    Time also to hold AI and Jim McD to account on the basis of the 'truthiness' of their past pronouncements. Truthiness is a 'truth' that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. (© Stephen Colbert)

    For instance, in May 2010 Jim had to 'curb his enthusiasm' about Tissa's Presidential Pardon and promised to 'celebrate' when Tissa was freed. Well, Tissa was freed, Jim 'celebrated' but churlishly withheld any laudatory comments aimed at the SL govt.

    Not too surprising, given the in AI's world-view, the glass is always half-empty rather than half-full.

    Jim also opined on how the Tamil civilians held in IDP camps would by subjected to 'Monsoon Genocide' and 'Safety Genocide'.

    In reality, there was no massive loss of life due to either the monsoon or man-made illegal activities e.g. abductions.

    Any signs of acknowledgement by Jim or AI that their initial fears were groundless? No, of course not. AI (rather like the Catholic Church) obviously operates from a doctrine of infallibility and 'never apologise, never explain'.

    Finally, unlocking the IDP camps and releasing the civilians. The SL govt has more less done what they said they would do and released the overwhelming majority within a year. Well, that's happened. Any comment from AI? Nope.

    Finally Christopher, here's my little Human Rights gift to you and your 'Representatives'.

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', living in London!

    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.

    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research. If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, (about Hilary Clinton) without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.

    >i>"She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  41. Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability Amnesty International's Lies about Sri Lanka's successful war against LTTE racist terrorists

    AI up to its usual tricks re., civilian casualties caused by retaliatory SL Army artillery fire. The civilian casualties caused to SLA fire WERE accidental. It is disingenuous of AI to claim otherwise. If AI has proof proving otherwise, let's see it.

    The whole country and world knows that Tamil civilians lost their lives due to SLA action to free 300,000 civilians held hostage by the LTTE.

    Let me repeat what I wrote earlier on this very same topic.

    Key principles when facing civilian casualties during a military assault/conflict.
    1. A military target remains a legitimate military target, even if it is located in a civilian area. The LTTE hid their mortars and heavy artillery amongst civilians to prevent the SL govt from legitimately destroying these units.

    2. The use of civilians as shields to try to prevent attacks on military targets is prohibited. Further comment on this aspect of the LTTE's strategy is futile.

    3. "The presence of a protected person [i.e. civilian hostages] may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations."4th Geneva Convention, Article 28.

    4. The armed forces are not liable where injury to civilians results from unavoidable collateral damage, provided it is proportionate to the military gain expected of the attack.

    5. "Civilians do not enjoy absolute immunity. Their presence will not render military objects immune from attack for the mere reason that it is impossible to bombard them without causing injury to the non-combatants." Oppenheim's 'International Law'

    Fact 1: The LTTE used the Wanni civilians as a shield to prevent attacks on their forces by SL govt forces. Yes or No? Yes.

    Fact 2: The LTTE intermingled their fighting positions amongst the civilians in the 'No Fire Zone'. Yes or No? Yes..

    All of the above conditions existed during the last phase of the crushing of the LTTE. The SL govt did what they could to minimise civilians casualties during the final assault, but they were acting entirely within legal limits noted above.

    Time also to hold AI and Jim McD to account on the basis of the 'truthiness' of their past pronouncements. Truthiness is a 'truth' that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. (© Stephen Colbert)

    For instance, in May 2010 Jim had to 'curb his enthusiasm' about Tissa's Presidential Pardon and promised to 'celebrate' when Tissa was freed. Well, Tissa was freed, Jim 'celebrated' but churlishly withheld any laudatory comments aimed at the SL govt.

    Not too surprising, given the in AI's world-view, the glass is always half-empty rather than half-full.

    Jim also opined on how the Tamil civilians held in IDP camps would by subjected to 'Monsoon Genocide' and 'Safety Genocide'.

    In reality, there was no massive loss of life due to either the monsoon or man-made illegal activities e.g. abductions.

    Any signs of acknowledgement by Jim or AI that their initial fears were groundless? No, of course not. AI (rather like the Catholic Church) obviously operates from a doctrine of infallibility and 'never apologise, never explain'.

    Finally, unlocking the IDP camps and releasing the civilians. The SL govt has more less done what they said they would do and released the overwhelming majority within a year. Well, that's happened. Any comment from AI? Nope.

    Finally Christopher, here's my little Human Rights gift to you and your 'Representatives'.

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', living in London!

    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.

    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research. If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, (about Hilary Clinton) without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.

    >i>"She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  42. Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability Amnesty International's Lies about Sri Lanka's successful war against LTTE racist terrorists

    AI up to its usual tricks re., civilian casualties caused by retaliatory SL Army artillery fire. The civilian casualties caused to SLA fire WERE accidental. It is disingenuous of AI to claim otherwise. If AI has proof proving otherwise, let's see it.

    The whole country and world knows that Tamil civilians lost their lives due to SLA action to free 300,000 civilians held hostage by the LTTE.

    Let me repeat what I wrote earlier on this very same topic.

    Key principles when facing civilian casualties during a military assault/conflict.
    1. A military target remains a legitimate military target, even if it is located in a civilian area. The LTTE hid their mortars and heavy artillery amongst civilians to prevent the SL govt from legitimately destroying these units.

    2. The use of civilians as shields to try to prevent attacks on military targets is prohibited. Further comment on this aspect of the LTTE's strategy is futile.

    3. "The presence of a protected person [i.e. civilian hostages] may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations."4th Geneva Convention, Article 28.

    4. The armed forces are not liable where injury to civilians results from unavoidable collateral damage, provided it is proportionate to the military gain expected of the attack.

    5. "Civilians do not enjoy absolute immunity. Their presence will not render military objects immune from attack for the mere reason that it is impossible to bombard them without causing injury to the non-combatants." Oppenheim's 'International Law'

    Fact 1: The LTTE used the Wanni civilians as a shield to prevent attacks on their forces by SL govt forces. Yes or No? Yes.

    Fact 2: The LTTE intermingled their fighting positions amongst the civilians in the 'No Fire Zone'. Yes or No? Yes..

    All of the above conditions existed during the last phase of the crushing of the LTTE. The SL govt did what they could to minimise civilians casualties during the final assault, but they were acting entirely within legal limits noted above.

    Time also to hold AI and Jim McD to account on the basis of the 'truthiness' of their past pronouncements. Truthiness is a 'truth' that a person claims to know intuitively "from the gut" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. (© Stephen Colbert)

    For instance, in May 2010 Jim had to 'curb his enthusiasm' about Tissa's Presidential Pardon and promised to 'celebrate' when Tissa was freed. Well, Tissa was freed, Jim 'celebrated' but churlishly withheld any laudatory comments aimed at the SL govt.

    Not too surprising, given the in AI's world-view, the glass is always half-empty rather than half-full.

    Jim also opined on how the Tamil civilians held in IDP camps would by subjected to 'Monsoon Genocide' and 'Safety Genocide'.

    In reality, there was no massive loss of life due to either the monsoon or man-made illegal activities e.g. abductions.

    Any signs of acknowledgement by Jim or AI that their initial fears were groundless? No, of course not. AI (rather like the Catholic Church) obviously operates from a doctrine of infallibility and 'never apologise, never explain'.

    Finally, unlocking the IDP camps and releasing the civilians. The SL govt has more less done what they said they would do and released the overwhelming majority within a year. Well, that's happened. Any comment from AI? Nope.

    Finally Christopher, here's my little Human Rights gift to you and your 'Representatives'.

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', living in London!

    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.

    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research. If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, (about Hilary Clinton) without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.

    >i>"She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  43. This is the most disgusting report published about a country that has waged war against the most rutthless group of terrorists ever to walk the face of this earth. The country is now at peace and there have been no incidents of any terrorism. Today the US and the UK are looking for ways of disengaging themselves from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in other words turning tail, running away like digs with the tails between their legs. Who will suffer in the end? The poor Afghanis. We did not have a choice because the people we were defending are our very own and their protection was the main objective. We are not invading countries for oil of influence. Sri Lanka should be treated as an object lesson of bravery of a

  44. This is the most disgusting report published about a country that has waged war against the most rutthless group of terrorists ever to walk the face of this earth. The country is now at peace and there have been no incidents of any terrorism. Today the US and the UK are looking for ways of disengaging themselves from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in other words turning tail, running away like digs with the tails between their legs. Who will suffer in the end? The poor Afghanis. We did not have a choice because the people we were defending are our very own and their protection was the main objective. We are not invading countries for oil of influence. Sri Lanka should be treated as an object lesson of bravery of the President and his brothers.
    There are Tamils with money earned from drug smuggling and credit card fraud now lobbying politicians in the west to get their arguments accross. The Sri Lankan Government will stand firm and I hope ban all these promoters of terrorism from entering the country of their birth if they continue to have blatant lies published of a well meaning Government. We have vanquished terrorism and freed the innocent Tamil people of their captors. That is more than the US and NATO have done in either Afghanistan or Iraq.The UN is a union comandeered by wishful thinkers. They have never done anything worthwhile except promote Islamists after they helped create the renegade country of Israel. Is that not proof of their uselessness?

  45. Tamils websights are not giving the real story. None of the people interviewed are the resettled. If the Tamils can live in the south it is fair that the Sinhalese now more to enjoy the fruits of their labour and live in the lush farmlands of the North. After all it is one country. Why should the Tamils be given all the rights and the Sinahlese are not. After all in a Democracy the Sinhalese at 80% and the voting in the recent elections showed that the people are supportive of the Government and a United nation. The “Refugees” all over the world should have no say in what goes on in our country. They have chosen so it is only right that they stay out of our politics.

  46. 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-

  47. 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-

  48. 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-

  49. It is urgently requiring an immediate attention.
    I believe this human rights violation on the Tamils in Sri Lanka is a shameful disgrace to human dignity and the importance of life.
    We must act now to start the accountability to th eones who are guilty and responsible to have inflicted abuses in human rights that violate the essential needs to dignity and life and equal opportunity to a decent living conditions to the Tamils civilians in Sri Lanka in the past.
    The Sri Lanka Government must enact a thorough and precise investigation to human rights abuses in this issue now.
    I want a support by your authority in response to this demand of dignity. Thank you for the kind attention.

  50. Urge Your Representative TODAY to Demand Accountability Amnesty International’s Lies about Sri Lanka’s successful war against LTTE racist terrorists

    AI up to its usual tricks re., civilian casualties caused by retaliatory SL Army artillery fire. The civilian casualties caused to SLA fire WERE accidental. It is disingenuous of AI to claim otherwise. If AI has proof proving otherwise, let’s see it.

    The whole country and world knows that Tamil civilians lost their lives due to SLA action to free 300,000 civilians held hostage by the LTTE.

    Let me repeat what I wrote earlier on this very same topic.

    Key principles when facing civilian casualties during a military assault/conflict.
    1. A military target remains a legitimate military target, even if it is located in a civilian area. The LTTE hid their mortars and heavy artillery amongst civilians to prevent the SL govt from legitimately destroying these units.

    2. The use of civilians as shields to try to prevent attacks on military targets is prohibited. Further comment on this aspect of the LTTE’s strategy is futile.

    3. “The presence of a protected person [i.e. civilian hostages] may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations.”4th Geneva Convention, Article 28.

    4. The armed forces are not liable where injury to civilians results from unavoidable collateral damage, provided it is proportionate to the military gain expected of the attack.

    5. “Civilians do not enjoy absolute immunity. Their presence will not render military objects immune from attack for the mere reason that it is impossible to bombard them without causing injury to the non-combatants.” Oppenheim’s ‘International Law’

    Fact 1: The LTTE used the Wanni civilians as a shield to prevent attacks on their forces by SL govt forces. Yes or No? Yes.

    Fact 2: The LTTE intermingled their fighting positions amongst the civilians in the ‘No Fire Zone’. Yes or No? Yes..

    All of the above conditions existed during the last phase of the crushing of the LTTE. The SL govt did what they could to minimise civilians casualties during the final assault, but they were acting entirely within legal limits noted above.

    Time also to hold AI and Jim McD to account on the basis of the ‘truthiness’ of their past pronouncements. Truthiness is a ‘truth’ that a person claims to know intuitively “from the gut” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. (© Stephen Colbert)

    For instance, in May 2010 Jim had to ‘curb his enthusiasm’ about Tissa’s Presidential Pardon and promised to ‘celebrate’ when Tissa was freed. Well, Tissa was freed, Jim ‘celebrated’ but churlishly withheld any laudatory comments aimed at the SL govt.

    Not too surprising, given the in AI’s world-view, the glass is always half-empty rather than half-full.

    Jim also opined on how the Tamil civilians held in IDP camps would by subjected to ‘Monsoon Genocide’ and ‘Safety Genocide’.

    In reality, there was no massive loss of life due to either the monsoon or man-made illegal activities e.g. abductions.

    Any signs of acknowledgement by Jim or AI that their initial fears were groundless? No, of course not. AI (rather like the Catholic Church) obviously operates from a doctrine of infallibility and ‘never apologise, never explain’.

    Finally, unlocking the IDP camps and releasing the civilians. The SL govt has more less done what they said they would do and released the overwhelming majority within a year. Well, that’s happened. Any comment from AI? Nope.

    Finally Christopher, here’s my little Human Rights gift to you and your ‘Representatives’.

    I’ve found a war criminal currently evading ‘justice’, living in London!

    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI’s swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.

    “An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement’s most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops.” http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers:
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=27249106

    It’s an easy prosecution and she probably hasn’t even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I’m doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research. If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, (about Hilary Clinton) without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.

    >i>”She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses.”

    Did I miss something or did the State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: “after you, Madam”.
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here’s my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq’s case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If ‘war crimes’ trials are good enough for SL, they’re certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  51. Let me say right from the beginning that SL belongs to all the people . TheTamils have long lived among the Sinhala people and it is absolultely right fro the Sinhalese to live among the Tamils There should be no Tamil Simhala or Muslim areas . This is democracy where any one is free to live any where they wish . During the 30 years of bloody war the demography was altered , as the Muslims and the Sinhalese were driven away by the Tamils to claim Tamil only areas ., ie Etnic cleansing . . NO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL personnel came to SL at this time to solve this problem . This was a human right violation no doubt . We must also remember that over 6,000 or more soldiers died during the last stages of war trying to rescue the Tamils who were kept as a human shield by the LTTE . Once again this was a human rights vioaltion , by the LTTE . Why is amnesty International talking of human right violation now when peace and stability is in the air and people both Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims are enjojing their new found freedom after living in fear for 30 long years ?

  52. Where was AI when the LTTE were killing innocent public civillians and using suicide bombers who were children? Why were they silent then when the bomb blasted in several places in Sri Lanka, and many died. Today there are many people who have been left behind, who are orphaned or have to deal with health issues, due to the otracities that was carried out by the Tamil Tigers, the LTTE.

    No, they didn't speak up then, because the Amnesty International is funded by these LTTE people that they don't want to offend them. It is about time, the Congressman took action against the Amnesty International and such INGO organization that indirectly support terrorist outfits, when Sri Lanka have finally finished the war!

  53. Hands off Sri Lanka. It is an Independent nation that is capable of handling their own internal issues. It will never allow any type of terrorism to divide the tiny island. It is well known how AI supported LTTE and now they are desperately
    seeking avenues to undermine the dignity of Sri Lanka as an Independent, sovereign nation. They cannot plant the Seperatism and Terrorism in the country with their modernized methodologies and agendas to cheat the international community.

  54. 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

  55. It is urgently requiring an immediate attention.
    I believe this human rights violation on the Tamils in Sri Lanka is a shameful disgrace to human dignity and the importance of life.
    We must act now to start the accountability to th eones who are guilty and responsible to have inflicted abuses in human rights that violate the essential needs to dignity and life and equal opportunity to a decent living conditions to the Tamils civilians in Sri Lanka in the past.
    The Sri Lanka Government must enact a thorough and precise investigation to human rights abuses in this issue now.
    I want a support by your authority in response to this demand of dignity. Thank you for the kind attention.

  56. Let me say right from the beginning that SL belongs to all the people . TheTamils have long lived among the Sinhala people and it is absolultely right fro the Sinhalese to live among the Tamils There should be no Tamil Simhala or Muslim areas . This is democracy where any one is free to live any where they wish . During the 30 years of bloody war the demography was altered , as the Muslims and the Sinhalese were driven away by the Tamils to claim Tamil only areas ., ie Etnic cleansing . . NO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL personnel came to SL at this time to solve this problem . This was a human right violation no doubt . We must also remember that over 6,000 or more soldiers died during the last stages of war trying to rescue the Tamils who were kept as a human shield by the LTTE . Once again this was a human rights vioaltion , by the LTTE . Why is amnesty International talking of human right violation now when peace and stability is in the air and people both Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims are enjojing their new found freedom after living in fear for 30 long years ?

  57. Where was AI when the LTTE were killing innocent public civillians and using suicide bombers who were children? Why were they silent then when the bomb blasted in several places in Sri Lanka, and many died. Today there are many people who have been left behind, who are orphaned or have to deal with health issues, due to the otracities that was carried out by the Tamil Tigers, the LTTE.

    No, they didn’t speak up then, because the Amnesty International is funded by these LTTE people that they don’t want to offend them. It is about time, the Congressman took action against the Amnesty International and such INGO organization that indirectly support terrorist outfits, when Sri Lanka have finally finished the war!

  58. Hands off Sri Lanka. It is an Independent nation that is capable of handling their own internal issues. It will never allow any type of terrorism to divide the tiny island. It is well known how AI supported LTTE and now they are desperately
    seeking avenues to undermine the dignity of Sri Lanka as an Independent, sovereign nation. They cannot plant the Seperatism and Terrorism in the country with their modernized methodologies and agendas to cheat the international community.

  59. Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

    People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribuna

    The request to conduct a Peoples’ Tribunal came from the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka, in a letter dated 19.11.09. The Forum claimed that from the time that the war began in July 2006 through April 2009, according to United Nations internal documents, air raids and the use of heavy weaponry resulted in the death of 116 people per day. British and
    French mainstream media reported that during the final few weeks 20,000 Tamil people were killed.
    There were numerous accusations that Sri Lankan security forces were guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions on warfare and of having committed gross war crimes and crimes against humanity, particularly during the last five months of the war, between January and May 2009. The charges included
    the bombing of civilian habitations, hospitals, and government-proclaimed ‘safety zones’ or ‘no fire zones’ by security forces, causing innumerable deaths of civilians, doctors and aid workers. Additionally,
    the charges also included depriving the population of essential services such as food, water, and health facilities in war zones, and other grave crimes against humanity.
    Even before the war ended, UN agencies had been voicing their concern to the Sri Lankan Government over the level of impunity surrounding human rights abuses, the continued attacks on civilians by its armed forces, and the denial of aid to the local population residing in areas formerly administered by
    the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Nonetheless, Sri Lankan security forces completely ignored these warnings and continued their deadly assault. In the immediate months after the war attention shifted to the plight of over 280,000 Sri Lankan Tamils forced to live in internment camps in the Vanni region. Densely packed in camps, with inadequate infrastructure to provide safe food, water, sanitation and health facilities, the Government announced that the internally displaced people (IDPs) would be kept there until they had been ‘screened’ for possible LTTE sympathies. In subsequent weeks, reports poured in of scores of Tamil youths disappearing from the camps, having been taken away by security forces and government-sponsored paramilitary groups. Hundreds are feared to have died.

  60. Isn't really strange that the so-called West had just got up from the slumber? Where were you guys, when human bombs gone off in Sri Lanka and killed so many innocent civilians? Where were you, when lot od Tamil Intellectual were killed in cold-blood by the murderous LTTE?

    Just leave Sri Lanka alone!

    All this West wanted was a 2/3 of the Sri Lankan seacoast and servile people under that fascist madman Prabakaran, so that they could have a easy way around Sri Lanka!

    Today the West is committing mass-murder in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Yesterday, USA bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki and kille hundreds of thousands civilians. Today, there are children born disfigured thanks to that genocidal bombing…

    Yesterday, USA was dropping Napalm bombs on Vietnamese civilians. Today, unmanned US aircraft kills wives and children of alleged Al-Queda people. The word is "alleged"…

    For 9 long years USA is punishing the Afghan people! Dubya said he is going to catch Bin Laden and he is still not caught. He must be living happily in a penthouse not far from US Capitol…

    Come on, guys how about closing "Gitmo"?
    How about releasing war-prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Which country, may I ask saved so many people from death in a war? It is ONLY Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan soldiers died helping the civilians to escape to freedom!

    How many civilians had USA killed in its very short history!

  61. Tamils in Sri Lanka have been subject to ethnic discrimination by successive Sri Lankan governments since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.

    Sri Lanka massacred up to 40,000 Tamil civilians in 2009 http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Tamils in Sri Lanka are afraid to voice their opinion due fear of reprisals and torture.
    Tamil culture & heritage are being systematically destroyed in Sri lanka. The Sinhala Democracy used to suppress the Democratic will of the Tamils.
    Nearly 100 000 innocent, deeply depressed and shell shocked Tamils are still in the concentration camps enduring daily starvation, horrific living conditions, infectious debases, psychological torture and agonizing fear of being drag away to the brutal jails perhaps to be killed

    The 1956 ‘Sinhala-only’ Act which made Sinhala the national language was a conscious attempt by the government to redress what was perceived as an imbalance in favour of the Tamils. In 1970 the government, in a bid to appease the disgruntled, unemployed Sinhalese youth, introduced ‘standardisation’ in education. Though meant to discriminate in favour of rural children, it effectively meant that Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese to enter higher education via a quota system.

    Each government since Independence has tried to appease the Sinhalese peasants by encouraging land colonisation schemes in traditional Tamil areas. Tamils allege that 1,500 of a total 7,000 square miles of ‘their’ territory has been brought under Sinhalese control. Such a claim to separate Tamil lands is a very recent phenomenon, brought about by the growing racisim of the state. For thousands of years Tamils and Sinhalese lived side by side – sharing kings, customs and foods, worshipping each others’ gods and entering into each others’ celebrations.

    But successive governments have turned the ‘Tamil question’ into a political football, vying with one anotherto gain the votes of the Sinhalese majority. Racism is now becoming institutionalised at every level. A recent survey by the Movement for Racial Justice and Equality showed that Sinhala schoolbooks stereotype the Tamils and provided children with only a partial, Sinhalese history of the country. The outbreaks of communal violence against Tamils are often incited by politicians cashing in on Sinhalese fears, suggesting that the Tamils are about to swamp the country and annihilate the Sinhalese Buddhist state forever.

  62. Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

    People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribuna

    The request to conduct a Peoples’ Tribunal came from the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka, in a letter dated 19.11.09. The Forum claimed that from the time that the war began in July 2006 through April 2009, according to United Nations internal documents, air raids and the use of heavy weaponry resulted in the death of 116 people per day. British and
    French mainstream media reported that during the final few weeks 20,000 Tamil people were killed.
    There were numerous accusations that Sri Lankan security forces were guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions on warfare and of having committed gross war crimes and crimes against humanity, particularly during the last five months of the war, between January and May 2009. The charges included
    the bombing of civilian habitations, hospitals, and government-proclaimed ‘safety zones’ or ‘no fire zones’ by security forces, causing innumerable deaths of civilians, doctors and aid workers. Additionally,
    the charges also included depriving the population of essential services such as food, water, and health facilities in war zones, and other grave crimes against humanity.
    Even before the war ended, UN agencies had been voicing their concern to the Sri Lankan Government over the level of impunity surrounding human rights abuses, the continued attacks on civilians by its armed forces, and the denial of aid to the local population residing in areas formerly administered by
    the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Nonetheless, Sri Lankan security forces completely ignored these warnings and continued their deadly assault. In the immediate months after the war attention shifted to the plight of over 280,000 Sri Lankan Tamils forced to live in internment camps in the Vanni region. Densely packed in camps, with inadequate infrastructure to provide safe food, water, sanitation and health facilities, the Government announced that the internally displaced people (IDPs) would be kept there until they had been ‘screened’ for possible LTTE sympathies. In subsequent weeks, reports poured in of scores of Tamil youths disappearing from the camps, having been taken away by security forces and government-sponsored paramilitary groups. Hundreds are feared to have died.

  63. Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

    People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribuna

    The request to conduct a Peoples’ Tribunal came from the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka, in a letter dated 19.11.09. The Forum claimed that from the time that the war began in July 2006 through April 2009, according to United Nations internal documents, air raids and the use of heavy weaponry resulted in the death of 116 people per day. British and
    French mainstream media reported that during the final few weeks 20,000 Tamil people were killed.
    There were numerous accusations that Sri Lankan security forces were guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions on warfare and of having committed gross war crimes and crimes against humanity, particularly during the last five months of the war, between January and May 2009. The charges included
    the bombing of civilian habitations, hospitals, and government-proclaimed ‘safety zones’ or ‘no fire zones’ by security forces, causing innumerable deaths of civilians, doctors and aid workers. Additionally,
    the charges also included depriving the population of essential services such as food, water, and health facilities in war zones, and other grave crimes against humanity.
    Even before the war ended, UN agencies had been voicing their concern to the Sri Lankan Government over the level of impunity surrounding human rights abuses, the continued attacks on civilians by its armed forces, and the denial of aid to the local population residing in areas formerly administered by
    the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Nonetheless, Sri Lankan security forces completely ignored these warnings and continued their deadly assault. In the immediate months after the war attention shifted to the plight of over 280,000 Sri Lankan Tamils forced to live in internment camps in the Vanni region. Densely packed in camps, with inadequate infrastructure to provide safe food, water, sanitation and health facilities, the Government announced that the internally displaced people (IDPs) would be kept there until they had been ‘screened’ for possible LTTE sympathies. In subsequent weeks, reports poured in of scores of Tamil youths disappearing from the camps, having been taken away by security forces and government-sponsored paramilitary groups. Hundreds are feared to have died.

  64. Tamils in Sri Lanka have been subject to ethnic discrimination by successive Sri Lankan governments since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.

    Sri Lanka massacred up to 40,000 Tamil civilians in 2009 http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Tamils in Sri Lanka are afraid to voice their opinion due fear of reprisals and torture.
    Tamil culture & heritage are being systematically destroyed in Sri lanka. The Sinhala Democracy used to suppress the Democratic will of the Tamils.
    Nearly 100 000 innocent, deeply depressed and shell shocked Tamils are still in the concentration camps enduring daily starvation, horrific living conditions, infectious debases, psychological torture and agonizing fear of being drag away to the brutal jails perhaps to be killed

    The 1956 ‘Sinhala-only’ Act which made Sinhala the national language was a conscious attempt by the government to redress what was perceived as an imbalance in favour of the Tamils. In 1970 the government, in a bid to appease the disgruntled, unemployed Sinhalese youth, introduced ‘standardisation’ in education. Though meant to discriminate in favour of rural children, it effectively meant that Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese to enter higher education via a quota system.

    Each government since Independence has tried to appease the Sinhalese peasants by encouraging land colonisation schemes in traditional Tamil areas. Tamils allege that 1,500 of a total 7,000 square miles of ‘their’ territory has been brought under Sinhalese control. Such a claim to separate Tamil lands is a very recent phenomenon, brought about by the growing racisim of the state. For thousands of years Tamils and Sinhalese lived side by side – sharing kings, customs and foods, worshipping each others’ gods and entering into each others’ celebrations.

    But successive governments have turned the ‘Tamil question’ into a political football, vying with one anotherto gain the votes of the Sinhalese majority. Racism is now becoming institutionalised at every level. A recent survey by the Movement for Racial Justice and Equality showed that Sinhala schoolbooks stereotype the Tamils and provided children with only a partial, Sinhalese history of the country. The outbreaks of communal violence against Tamils are often incited by politicians cashing in on Sinhalese fears, suggesting that the Tamils are about to swamp the country and annihilate the Sinhalese Buddhist state forever.

  65. Tamils in Sri Lanka have been subject to ethnic discrimination by successive Sri Lankan governments since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.

    Sri Lanka massacred up to 40,000 Tamil civilians in 2009 http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Tamils in Sri Lanka are afraid to voice their opinion due fear of reprisals and torture.
    Tamil culture & heritage are being systematically destroyed in Sri lanka. The Sinhala Democracy used to suppress the Democratic will of the Tamils.
    Nearly 100 000 innocent, deeply depressed and shell shocked Tamils are still in the concentration camps enduring daily starvation, horrific living conditions, infectious debases, psychological torture and agonizing fear of being drag away to the brutal jails perhaps to be killed

    The 1956 ‘Sinhala-only’ Act which made Sinhala the national language was a conscious attempt by the government to redress what was perceived as an imbalance in favour of the Tamils. In 1970 the government, in a bid to appease the disgruntled, unemployed Sinhalese youth, introduced ‘standardisation’ in education. Though meant to discriminate in favour of rural children, it effectively meant that Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese to enter higher education via a quota system.

    Each government since Independence has tried to appease the Sinhalese peasants by encouraging land colonisation schemes in traditional Tamil areas. Tamils allege that 1,500 of a total 7,000 square miles of ‘their’ territory has been brought under Sinhalese control. Such a claim to separate Tamil lands is a very recent phenomenon, brought about by the growing racisim of the state. For thousands of years Tamils and Sinhalese lived side by side – sharing kings, customs and foods, worshipping each others’ gods and entering into each others’ celebrations.

    But successive governments have turned the ‘Tamil question’ into a political football, vying with one anotherto gain the votes of the Sinhalese majority. Racism is now becoming institutionalised at every level. A recent survey by the Movement for Racial Justice and Equality showed that Sinhala schoolbooks stereotype the Tamils and provided children with only a partial, Sinhalese history of the country. The outbreaks of communal violence against Tamils are often incited by politicians cashing in on Sinhalese fears, suggesting that the Tamils are about to swamp the country and annihilate the Sinhalese Buddhist state forever.

  66. Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is kind of funny to see that literally, Christopher K, Jim MD and his beloved fellow members of Amnesty are hooting naked at Sri Lanka. But, seldom AI Drones know that their impotency also becomes visible when they are naked !!!

    I still cannot fathom whether Chris shifted his brain processing powers to his rectum area before he started to write this post !!!!

    Funnier when we see such post coming out at the time where wikileak published a whole white paper on USA and Allied activities on Afghanistan.

    We have mentioned several times on these un-forsaken, unholy, good for nothing, time wasting blog pages of Amnesty, that if AI intend to show their faces as the saviours of Human Rights in this world, they need to first get rid of their double standards and start treating all "Humans" equal and listen to what "Humans" have to say – Not keep swinging like dead leaves and listen to "Governments" and be their pimps.

    When did AI come in to existence ??? If you take all HR violations since then, how many cases have you filed against the west and USA as oppose to the poor countries in Africa, Asia and even Eastern Europe ??

    I am not trying to white wash the SL government if they have committed any crime here. But, What bloody right do you Amnesty International has to point fingers at Any Damn government or a country when you don't have the credibility to do so nor qualify to do so with the impotent double standards you exhibit ???????????????????????

    Show us that you are unbiased and that you have a spine to stand up to the USA too… At that point, may be you will get the due respect and the hearing from countries like China, Sri Lanka, India etc… Also, you naked monkeys remember that Asia, Africa and the rest of the world out numbers you by huge margins and Money power is also shifting to these areas (At least Asia). So, try shifting your processing powers back to the brains from your rectums !!

    I also see that you still allow copy and paste activities to the mentally underdeveloped Apes of Peelam. I was happy to see people actually trying to converse at the start of the reply posts until I came to posts of the monkeys as Rohan ! I also know that AI moderators of these blogs blocked us when we did this and never blocked the Eelamists even when the posts were off topic – This again showcased your double standards.

    So, you – Amnesty International – Has no right to dictate anything to anyone until you show your selves as proper HR activists without double standards…

  67. Have you AI and their LTTE supporters seen the recent articles from The Island News Paper's interview with KP ??

    Does it sound like that the government of Sri Lanka is in a war path with a particular ethnic group ??

    Looks like all you LTTE pussy cats and their paid advisories of AI are on a different mission.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  68. Dear Christopher,
    You seem to be an intelligent, educated person, with various degrees from good universities. From your profile you also "…coordinate[s] Amnesty’s responses to international human rights crises like the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka and Gaza."

    So please explain to an ordinary person like myself, (who has not had the benefit of operating at the exalted heights of international diplomacy that you have) the following:

    1. How AI simultaneously intend to urge 'reconciliation' and pursue SL for 'war crimes'?

    2. How AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' is not matched by a similar pursuit of the Western bloc powers for their far greater actual, proven war crimes. e.g. Iraq Wars 1 & 2, Afghanistan etc.

    3. Are you pleased and proud that your efforts against SL have borne fruit resulting in loss of EU trade preferences causing job losses amongst the poorest segments in SL society including ex-LTTE female cadres, now starting to re-build their livelihoods? e.g. http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    For any dozy Western supporters of AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' I recommend you read this exquisite account of the Western-bloc supported, miserable Iraqi sanctions saga. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n14/andrew-cockburn/wort

    "..the lethally effective ‘invisible war’ waged against Iraqi civilians between August 1990 and May 2003 with the full authority of the United Nations and the tireless attention of the US and British governments"

    "..In 1991 American representatives forcefully argued against permitting Iraq to import powdered milk on the grounds that it did not fulfil a humanitarian need. Later, the diplomats dutifully argued that an order for child vaccines, deemed ‘suspicious’ by weapons experts in Washington, should be denied."

    Who are these American representatives and why have they not been charged for 'Crimes against humanity'?

    The civilian death toll from this UN/USA/UK/EU inspired slaughter by slow starvation? 500,000+.

    Two Simple Questions for Christopher, Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald et al.
    1. Have you urged your US supporters to target their elected 'Representatives' TODAY to Demand Accountability for Western Crimes?

    2. Will AI be at the forefront in indicting US Representatives responsible for War Crimes?

    No. I didn't think so.

    I believe the technical term for this kind of posturing is 'hypocritical blow-hard'.

  69. Isn’t really strange that the so-called West had just got up from the slumber? Where were you guys, when human bombs gone off in Sri Lanka and killed so many innocent civilians? Where were you, when lot od Tamil Intellectual were killed in cold-blood by the murderous LTTE?

    Just leave Sri Lanka alone!

    All this West wanted was a 2/3 of the Sri Lankan seacoast and servile people under that fascist madman Prabakaran, so that they could have a easy way around Sri Lanka!

    Today the West is committing mass-murder in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Yesterday, USA bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki and kille hundreds of thousands civilians. Today, there are children born disfigured thanks to that genocidal bombing…

    Yesterday, USA was dropping Napalm bombs on Vietnamese civilians. Today, unmanned US aircraft kills wives and children of alleged Al-Queda people. The word is “alleged”…

    For 9 long years USA is punishing the Afghan people! Dubya said he is going to catch Bin Laden and he is still not caught. He must be living happily in a penthouse not far from US Capitol…

    Come on, guys how about closing “Gitmo”?
    How about releasing war-prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Which country, may I ask saved so many people from death in a war? It is ONLY Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan soldiers died helping the civilians to escape to freedom!

    How many civilians had USA killed in its very short history!

  70. Have you AI and their LTTE supporters seen the recent articles from The Island News Paper's interview with KP ??

    Does it sound like that the government of Sri Lanka is in a war path with a particular ethnic group ??

    Looks like all you LTTE pussy cats and their paid advisories of AI are on a different mission.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  71. Have you AI and their LTTE supporters seen the recent articles from The Island News Paper's interview with KP ??

    Does it sound like that the government of Sri Lanka is in a war path with a particular ethnic group ??

    Looks like all you LTTE pussy cats and their paid advisories of AI are on a different mission.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  72. Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-repeated-shelling-hospitals-evidence-war-crimes

    People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka
    http://www.ifpsl.org/images/files/peoples_tribunal_on_srilanka.pdf

    The request to conduct a Peoples’ Tribunal came from the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka, in a letter dated 19.11.09. The Forum claimed that from the time that the war began in July 2006 through April 2009, according to United Nations internal documents, air raids and the use of heavy weaponry resulted in the death of 116 people per day. British and
    French mainstream media reported that during the final few weeks 20,000 Tamil people were killed.
    There were numerous accusations that Sri Lankan security forces were guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions on warfare and of having committed gross war crimes and crimes against humanity, particularly during the last five months of the war, between January and May 2009. The charges included
    the bombing of civilian habitations, hospitals, and government-proclaimed ‘safety zones’ or ‘no fire zones’ by security forces, causing innumerable deaths of civilians, doctors and aid workers. Additionally,
    the charges also included depriving the population of essential services such as food, water, and health facilities in war zones, and other grave crimes against humanity.
    Even before the war ended, UN agencies had been voicing their concern to the Sri Lankan Government over the level of impunity surrounding human rights abuses, the continued attacks on civilians by its armed forces, and the denial of aid to the local population residing in areas formerly administered by
    the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Nonetheless, Sri Lankan security forces completely ignored these warnings and continued their deadly assault. In the immediate months after the war attention shifted to the plight of over 280,000 Sri Lankan Tamils forced to live in internment camps in the Vanni region. Densely packed in camps, with inadequate infrastructure to provide safe food, water, sanitation and health facilities, the Government announced that the internally displaced people (IDPs) would be kept there until they had been ‘screened’ for possible LTTE sympathies. In subsequent weeks, reports poured in of scores of Tamil youths disappearing from the camps, having been taken away by security forces and government-sponsored paramilitary groups. Hundreds are feared to have died.

  73. Dear Christopher,
    You seem to be an intelligent, educated person, with various degrees from good universities. From your profile you also "…coordinate[s] Amnesty’s responses to international human rights crises like the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka and Gaza."

    So please explain to an ordinary person like myself, (who has not had the benefit of operating at the exalted heights of international diplomacy that you have) the following:

    1. How AI simultaneously intend to urge 'reconciliation' and pursue SL for 'war crimes'?

    2. How AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' is not matched by a similar pursuit of the Western bloc powers for their far greater actual, proven war crimes. e.g. Iraq Wars 1 & 2, Afghanistan etc.

    3. Are you pleased and proud that your efforts against SL have borne fruit resulting in loss of EU trade preferences causing job losses amongst the poorest segments in SL society including ex-LTTE female cadres, now starting to re-build their livelihoods? e.g. http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    For any dozy Western supporters of AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' I recommend you read this exquisite account of the Western-bloc supported, miserable Iraqi sanctions saga. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n14/andrew-cockburn/wort

    "..the lethally effective ‘invisible war’ waged against Iraqi civilians between August 1990 and May 2003 with the full authority of the United Nations and the tireless attention of the US and British governments"

    "..In 1991 American representatives forcefully argued against permitting Iraq to import powdered milk on the grounds that it did not fulfil a humanitarian need. Later, the diplomats dutifully argued that an order for child vaccines, deemed ‘suspicious’ by weapons experts in Washington, should be denied."

    Who are these American representatives and why have they not been charged for 'Crimes against humanity'?

    The civilian death toll from this UN/USA/UK/EU inspired slaughter by slow starvation? 500,000+.

    Two Simple Questions for Christopher, Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald et al.
    1. Have you urged your US supporters to target their elected 'Representatives' TODAY to Demand Accountability for Western Crimes?

    2. Will AI be at the forefront in indicting US Representatives responsible for War Crimes?

    No. I didn't think so.

    I believe the technical term for this kind of posturing is 'hypocritical blow-hard'.

  74. Dear Christopher,
    You seem to be an intelligent, educated person, with various degrees from good universities. From your profile you also "…coordinate[s] Amnesty’s responses to international human rights crises like the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka and Gaza."

    So please explain to an ordinary person like myself, (who has not had the benefit of operating at the exalted heights of international diplomacy that you have) the following:

    1. How AI simultaneously intend to urge 'reconciliation' and pursue SL for 'war crimes'?

    2. How AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' is not matched by a similar pursuit of the Western bloc powers for their far greater actual, proven war crimes. e.g. Iraq Wars 1 & 2, Afghanistan etc.

    3. Are you pleased and proud that your efforts against SL have borne fruit resulting in loss of EU trade preferences causing job losses amongst the poorest segments in SL society including ex-LTTE female cadres, now starting to re-build their livelihoods? e.g. http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    For any dozy Western supporters of AI's pursuit of SL for 'war crimes' I recommend you read this exquisite account of the Western-bloc supported, miserable Iraqi sanctions saga. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n14/andrew-cockburn/wort

    "..the lethally effective ‘invisible war’ waged against Iraqi civilians between August 1990 and May 2003 with the full authority of the United Nations and the tireless attention of the US and British governments"

    "..In 1991 American representatives forcefully argued against permitting Iraq to import powdered milk on the grounds that it did not fulfil a humanitarian need. Later, the diplomats dutifully argued that an order for child vaccines, deemed ‘suspicious’ by weapons experts in Washington, should be denied."

    Who are these American representatives and why have they not been charged for 'Crimes against humanity'?

    The civilian death toll from this UN/USA/UK/EU inspired slaughter by slow starvation? 500,000+.

    Two Simple Questions for Christopher, Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald et al.
    1. Have you urged your US supporters to target their elected 'Representatives' TODAY to Demand Accountability for Western Crimes?

    2. Will AI be at the forefront in indicting US Representatives responsible for War Crimes?

    No. I didn't think so.

    I believe the technical term for this kind of posturing is 'hypocritical blow-hard'.

  75. Tamils in Sri Lanka have been subject to ethnic discrimination by successive Sri Lankan governments since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948.

    Sri Lanka massacred up to 40,000 Tamil civilians in 2009
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31186

    The Tamils in Sri Lanka are afraid to voice their opinion due fear of reprisals and torture.
    Tamil culture & heritage are being systematically destroyed in Sri lanka. The Sinhala Democracy used to suppress the Democratic will of the Tamils.
    Nearly 100 000 innocent, deeply depressed and shell shocked Tamils are still in the concentration camps enduring daily starvation, horrific living conditions, infectious debases, psychological torture and agonizing fear of being drag away to the brutal jails perhaps to be killed

    The 1956 ‘Sinhala-only’ Act which made Sinhala the national language was a conscious attempt by the government to redress what was perceived as an imbalance in favour of the Tamils. In 1970 the government, in a bid to appease the disgruntled, unemployed Sinhalese youth, introduced ‘standardisation’ in education. Though meant to discriminate in favour of rural children, it effectively meant that Tamil students had to score higher marks than Sinhalese to enter higher education via a quota system.

    Each government since Independence has tried to appease the Sinhalese peasants by encouraging land colonisation schemes in traditional Tamil areas. Tamils allege that 1,500 of a total 7,000 square miles of ‘their’ territory has been brought under Sinhalese control. Such a claim to separate Tamil lands is a very recent phenomenon, brought about by the growing racisim of the state. For thousands of years Tamils and Sinhalese lived side by side – sharing kings, customs and foods, worshipping each others’ gods and entering into each others’ celebrations.

    But successive governments have turned the ‘Tamil question’ into a political football, vying with one anotherto gain the votes of the Sinhalese majority. Racism is now becoming institutionalised at every level. A recent survey by the Movement for Racial Justice and Equality showed that Sinhala schoolbooks stereotype the Tamils and provided children with only a partial, Sinhalese history of the country. The outbreaks of communal violence against Tamils are often incited by politicians cashing in on Sinhalese fears, suggesting that the Tamils are about to swamp the country and annihilate the Sinhalese Buddhist state forever.

  76. Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is kind of funny to see that literally, Christopher K, Jim MD and his beloved fellow members of Amnesty are hooting naked at Sri Lanka. But, seldom AI Drones know that their impotency also becomes visible when they are naked !!!

    I still cannot fathom whether Chris shifted his brain processing powers to his rectum area before he started to write this post !!!!

    Funnier when we see such post coming out at the time where wikileak published a whole white paper on USA and Allied activities on Afghanistan.

    We have mentioned several times on these un-forsaken, unholy, good for nothing, time wasting blog pages of Amnesty, that if AI intend to show their faces as the saviours of Human Rights in this world, they need to first get rid of their double standards and start treating all “Humans” equal and listen to what “Humans” have to say – Not keep swinging like dead leaves and listen to “Governments” and be their pimps.

    When did AI come in to existence ??? If you take all HR violations since then, how many cases have you filed against the west and USA as oppose to the poor countries in Africa, Asia and even Eastern Europe ??

    I am not trying to white wash the SL government if they have committed any crime here. But, What bloody right do you Amnesty International has to point fingers at Any Damn government or a country when you don’t have the credibility to do so nor qualify to do so with the impotent double standards you exhibit ???????????????????????

    Show us that you are unbiased and that you have a spine to stand up to the USA too… At that point, may be you will get the due respect and the hearing from countries like China, Sri Lanka, India etc… Also, you naked monkeys remember that Asia, Africa and the rest of the world out numbers you by huge margins and Money power is also shifting to these areas (At least Asia). So, try shifting your processing powers back to the brains from your rectums !!

    I also see that you still allow copy and paste activities to the mentally underdeveloped Apes of Peelam. I was happy to see people actually trying to converse at the start of the reply posts until I came to posts of the monkeys as Rohan ! I also know that AI moderators of these blogs blocked us when we did this and never blocked the Eelamists even when the posts were off topic – This again showcased your double standards.

    So, you – Amnesty International – Has no right to dictate anything to anyone until you show your selves as proper HR activists without double standards…

  77. LOL @ Editors post above !!

    """Eelam and others ?????""""

    This showcases your hypocrisy and also your nudity !! Can you please tell us whom you call Eelamists ???? Is it a legal entity for you to call out officially ?? We use the term to ridicule, but you ?? LOL !!

    I would like to see AI calling out Lovingly to the "Talibanists" to sign some petition against the USA for the carpet bombing that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan

    This only showcases the levels that the AI has stopped down to and treat any mentally challenged terrorist group who throws a penny to their beggar bowls.

    For those who would read these posts for the first time – I asked the AI rep Jim MD "if not war, what other method AI would propose to end the pathetic situation that Sri Lanka was in" – The Answer I got was to have talks with LTTE. Now the whole world knew that 4 successive governments had talks with LTTE including president Rakapakse where LTTE Big Ape Piribaharan had no other solution but war in mind. (This is confirmed by KP now – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d… ) That is where the GOSL did not have any other path to take but to eliminate these Terrorists who were becoming a menace to the world (remember they trained the Al Quaida suicide bombers).

    Conversing further, I realized that Jim MD and the fellow AI brains are basically following a book on AI and do not process anything logically beyond what's written in the book – When a situation arises, what they do is refer to the bok and say, it's not there and forget it or check the book and say – oh, if it's "A" the logic is to do "X" "Y" and "Z"…. In normal life, we have seen this happen in the case of Robots – you program something and that's all they would know – meaning no logical thinking power to fathom how to react in different situations – SO, if we apply that logic as human beings, I must say that AI, having no logical thinking power and are acting as Robots.

    My Question is, How can Robot's decide what's right for humans ??? Please let the Humans Handle it logically and lay off !!!!!!

  78. Dear Christopher,
    You seem to be an intelligent, educated person, with various degrees from good universities. From your profile you also “…coordinate[s] Amnesty’s responses to international human rights crises like the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka and Gaza.”

    So please explain to an ordinary person like myself, (who has not had the benefit of operating at the exalted heights of international diplomacy that you have) the following:

    1. How AI simultaneously intend to urge ‘reconciliation’ and pursue SL for ‘war crimes’?

    2. How AI’s pursuit of SL for ‘war crimes’ is not matched by a similar pursuit of the Western bloc powers for their far greater actual, proven war crimes. e.g. Iraq Wars 1 & 2, Afghanistan etc.

    3. Are you pleased and proud that your efforts against SL have borne fruit resulting in loss of EU trade preferences causing job losses amongst the poorest segments in SL society including ex-LTTE female cadres, now starting to re-build their livelihoods? e.g. http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&nid=305

    For any dozy Western supporters of AI’s pursuit of SL for ‘war crimes’ I recommend you read this exquisite account of the Western-bloc supported, miserable Iraqi sanctions saga.
    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n14/andrew-cockburn/worth-it

    “..the lethally effective ‘invisible war’ waged against Iraqi civilians between August 1990 and May 2003 with the full authority of the United Nations and the tireless attention of the US and British governments”

    “..In 1991 American representatives forcefully argued against permitting Iraq to import powdered milk on the grounds that it did not fulfil a humanitarian need. Later, the diplomats dutifully argued that an order for child vaccines, deemed ‘suspicious’ by weapons experts in Washington, should be denied.”

    Who are these American representatives and why have they not been charged for ‘Crimes against humanity’?

    The civilian death toll from this UN/USA/UK/EU inspired slaughter by slow starvation? 500,000+.

    Two Simple Questions for Christopher, Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald et al.
    1. Have you urged your US supporters to target their elected ‘Representatives’ TODAY to Demand Accountability for Western Crimes?

    2. Will AI be at the forefront in indicting US Representatives responsible for War Crimes?

    No. I didn’t think so.

    I believe the technical term for this kind of posturing is ‘hypocritical blow-hard’.

  79. LOL @ Editors post above !!

    """Eelam and others ?????""""

    This showcases your hypocrisy and also your nudity !! Can you please tell us whom you call Eelamists ???? Is it a legal entity for you to call out officially ?? We use the term to ridicule, but you ?? LOL !!

    I would like to see AI calling out Lovingly to the "Talibanists" to sign some petition against the USA for the carpet bombing that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan

    This only showcases the levels that the AI has stopped down to and treat any mentally challenged terrorist group who throws a penny to their beggar bowls.

    For those who would read these posts for the first time – I asked the AI rep Jim MD "if not war, what other method AI would propose to end the pathetic situation that Sri Lanka was in" – The Answer I got was to have talks with LTTE. Now the whole world knew that 4 successive governments had talks with LTTE including president Rakapakse where LTTE Big Ape Piribaharan had no other solution but war in mind. (This is confirmed by KP now – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d… ) That is where the GOSL did not have any other path to take but to eliminate these Terrorists who were becoming a menace to the world (remember they trained the Al Quaida suicide bombers).

    Conversing further, I realized that Jim MD and the fellow AI brains are basically following a book on AI and do not process anything logically beyond what's written in the book – When a situation arises, what they do is refer to the bok and say, it's not there and forget it or check the book and say – oh, if it's "A" the logic is to do "X" "Y" and "Z"…. In normal life, we have seen this happen in the case of Robots – you program something and that's all they would know – meaning no logical thinking power to fathom how to react in different situations – SO, if we apply that logic as human beings, I must say that AI, having no logical thinking power and are acting as Robots.

    My Question is, How can Robot's decide what's right for humans ??? Please let the Humans Handle it logically and lay off !!!!!!

  80. LOL @ Editors post above !!

    """Eelam and others ?????""""

    This showcases your hypocrisy and also your nudity !! Can you please tell us whom you call Eelamists ???? Is it a legal entity for you to call out officially ?? We use the term to ridicule, but you ?? LOL !!

    I would like to see AI calling out Lovingly to the "Talibanists" to sign some petition against the USA for the carpet bombing that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan

    This only showcases the levels that the AI has stopped down to and treat any mentally challenged terrorist group who throws a penny to their beggar bowls.

    For those who would read these posts for the first time – I asked the AI rep Jim MD "if not war, what other method AI would propose to end the pathetic situation that Sri Lanka was in" – The Answer I got was to have talks with LTTE. Now the whole world knew that 4 successive governments had talks with LTTE including president Rakapakse where LTTE Big Ape Piribaharan had no other solution but war in mind. (This is confirmed by KP now – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d… ) That is where the GOSL did not have any other path to take but to eliminate these Terrorists who were becoming a menace to the world (remember they trained the Al Quaida suicide bombers).

    Conversing further, I realized that Jim MD and the fellow AI brains are basically following a book on AI and do not process anything logically beyond what's written in the book – When a situation arises, what they do is refer to the bok and say, it's not there and forget it or check the book and say – oh, if it's "A" the logic is to do "X" "Y" and "Z"…. In normal life, we have seen this happen in the case of Robots – you program something and that's all they would know – meaning no logical thinking power to fathom how to react in different situations – SO, if we apply that logic as human beings, I must say that AI, having no logical thinking power and are acting as Robots.

    My Question is, How can Robot's decide what's right for humans ??? Please let the Humans Handle it logically and lay off !!!!!!

  81. Dear Editors,
    Let's not pretend to be naive here. The US did, does and will continue to bomb their way around the world when US lives, geo-political, economic & security interests are threatened.

    Who will then institute war crimes and other investigations against US & Western bloc powers? No-one.

    Taking 'action' against US mercenaries in Iraq (I refuse to call them 'Private Military Contractors') is just a distraction from the main event, which is direct action against the Western perpetrators of truly massive civilian casualties.

    AI's (and its fellow-travellers) unwillingness to go 'all the way' against these well known criminals, as they are more than willing to do with SL, only proves their partiality to Western bloc geo-political interests.

    I'm still waiting for AI (USA)'s sports-based campaign against US & Western bloc massacres and wholesale civilian deaths, as you did against Sri Lanka with the ill-advised anti-SL cricket team 'Play by the Rules' campaign.

    Where's AI's 'Play by the Rules' campaign against US Football Super Bowl in February 2011?

    I suspect that AI USA hasn't got the cojones to confront Super Bowl teams, players and supporters to remind them of the huge civilian death toll extracted by the US in it's continuing 'War on Terror'.

  82. AI is calling for representatives of whom ???

    If it is against Sri Lanka, it is the LTTE.

    LTTE is a branded Terrorist organization.

    Does this mean that world renowned Human Rights Group Amnesty International is calling out for Terrorist Representation to support their petty causes ????

    Shame on you Amnesty !!!

    This only reconfirms that you are an organization working for money and not for the true cause of saving Human Rights of the world !

  83. EDE !

    How True !!

    These spineless Chicken would not try to sneeze in the USA as they know that they will basically get hammered and thrown out the of the country or put in Jail. They only know to shout at other countries out side their boundaries – reminds me of my neighbours cowardly dog that hides behind the hedge and barks at passing vehicles. (Actually we suspect this dog to be a bit mentally challenged)

    Anyways, I truly feel that this post is the most out of context and most ridiculous post ever to hit these time wasting, unholy blog site !! Pathetic !! Feel sorry to the world we live in considering that these are the organizations that have come forward to protect the "humans" of this beautiful earth !! Quite Pathetic !!

  84. Unidentified attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  85. "War crimes" charges against SL was a FRAUD initiated by defeated terrorists , its funders, orgs like AI and HRW who are funded by terrorists and currupted UN officials under terrorists payroll. Any one with a little brain can see VERY clearly how the SL defence forces took extreme care to save civilians lives who were kept as human shield by the terrorists. When they should have cluster bombed the whole area and saved thier lives the SL defence forces carrried out humanatarian operation causing 6000 of thier lives to protect and save the 300,000 civilians' lives. And they are rehabilitating 10,000 terrorists. I don't think there ever will be any defence force EVER who will carry out a war in such compasion and care for human biengs. Not in the past ,not in the future. It is utter disgusting and shameful how these human right VULTURES with terrorists blood money working hard for thier terrorist masters money and harass SL. KEEP OFF SL YOU SHAMEFUL FRAUDSTERS.

  86. Unidentified attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  87. Unidentified attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  88. ro government Sri Lankan thugs who arrived in a white van pulled out a Tamil journalist from a passenger vehicle travelling along Mannaar-Thalaimannaar road in Sri Lanka and attacked him, according to a complaint lodged with the Mannaar Police.

    The journalist was identified as 67 years old P.A.Antony Mark.

    The attackers fled in the same white van after forcibly removed some documents from the journalist

    Mr MArk has been a correspondent of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times for Mannaar district.

    The journalist has been admitted to the Mannaar general hospital as sustained injuries in the attack.

  89. On Jan. 24, 2010 , the Sri Lankan Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist disappeared shortly after leaving work at the Lanka-e-News office.

    Local residents reported seeing a white van without number plates close to his house around this time.

    When his wife tried to lodge a complaint with the police the next day, she was detained for several hours at the police station.

  90. Siyatha’s owner , whose Sri Lanka TV station firebombed, left the country some months ago after reports emerged that he had also funded the opposition presidential candidate, Sarath Fonseka.

    Th Sri Lankan government temporarily prevented Siyatha from covering news events.

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

  91. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by threats made against the safety of the family of senior journalist Gamini Pushpakumara. “We call upon the Sri Lankan police and security agencies to take immediate measures to investigate the source of the threats and to extend all necessary protection to Pushpakumara’s family,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said. “Unfortunately, recent actions by the Sri Lankan authorities indicate that they remain disinclined to take action against the use of coercion and threats of violence that attempt to silence journalists who courageously speak the truth to power,”

  92. “We think this is a well-planned attack to disrupt the broadcast of Siyatha TV and this shows that the suppression of media is still continuing,” network president Gnanasiri Kottigoda said.

    He accused the government of failing to arrest those responsible for previous attacks on media.

    “If the government does not arrest those culprits, we are compelled to believe that the government is either directly or indirectly responsible for such attacks,” he said.
    —————–

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists. Many media workers have been killed in Sri Lanka

  93. Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Sri Lankan Prez. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

    The arson attack on the Siyatha media group forced broadcasting to stop and hurt at least one person, police and a witness said. Siyatha has a TV channel and three radio stations.

    A witness said the gang held one journalist and a news editor at gunpoint before burning the control room.

    "Once the gang left, I saw the security guard had fallen unconscious with blood on his head," said a Siyatha journalist who requested anonymity out of fear of reprisal. "They just came, attacked, burnt and went within 15 minutes."

    The attack echoed one that destroyed the main control room of the island nation's largest private broadcaster MBC/MTV, viewed by the government as a pro-opposition outlet.

    Siyatha was a pro-government media channel, but its owner backed the opposition at the last presidential polls

  94. In US thousands of crimes happen every day. But how many criminals are cought and punished? Why should SL gov be responsible for all the crimes in SL just because they can't find who did them?

  95. LOL @ Editors post above !!

    “”"Eelam and others ?????”"”"

    This showcases your hypocrisy and also your nudity !! Can you please tell us whom you call Eelamists ???? Is it a legal entity for you to call out officially ?? We use the term to ridicule, but you ?? LOL !!

    I would like to see AI calling out Lovingly to the “Talibanists” to sign some petition against the USA for the carpet bombing that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan

    This only showcases the levels that the AI has stopped down to and treat any mentally challenged terrorist group who throws a penny to their beggar bowls.

    For those who would read these posts for the first time – I asked the AI rep Jim MD “if not war, what other method AI would propose to end the pathetic situation that Sri Lanka was in” – The Answer I got was to have talks with LTTE. Now the whole world knew that 4 successive governments had talks with LTTE including president Rakapakse where LTTE Big Ape Piribaharan had no other solution but war in mind. (This is confirmed by KP now – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=3201 ) That is where the GOSL did not have any other path to take but to eliminate these Terrorists who were becoming a menace to the world (remember they trained the Al Quaida suicide bombers).

    Conversing further, I realized that Jim MD and the fellow AI brains are basically following a book on AI and do not process anything logically beyond what’s written in the book – When a situation arises, what they do is refer to the bok and say, it’s not there and forget it or check the book and say – oh, if it’s “A” the logic is to do “X” “Y” and “Z”…. In normal life, we have seen this happen in the case of Robots – you program something and that’s all they would know – meaning no logical thinking power to fathom how to react in different situations – SO, if we apply that logic as human beings, I must say that AI, having no logical thinking power and are acting as Robots.

    My Question is, How can Robot’s decide what’s right for humans ??? Please let the Humans Handle it logically and lay off !!!!!!

  96. Dear Editors,
    Let’s not pretend to be naive here. The US did, does and will continue to bomb their way around the world when US lives, geo-political, economic & security interests are threatened.

    Who will then institute war crimes and other investigations against US & Western bloc powers? No-one.

    Taking ‘action’ against US mercenaries in Iraq (I refuse to call them ‘Private Military Contractors’) is just a distraction from the main event, which is direct action against the Western perpetrators of truly massive civilian casualties.

    AI’s (and its fellow-travellers) unwillingness to go ‘all the way’ against these well known criminals, as they are more than willing to do with SL, only proves their partiality to Western bloc geo-political interests.

    I’m still waiting for AI (USA)’s sports-based campaign against US & Western bloc massacres and wholesale civilian deaths, as you did against Sri Lanka with the ill-advised anti-SL cricket team ‘Play by the Rules’ campaign.

    Where’s AI’s ‘Play by the Rules’ campaign against US Football Super Bowl in February 2011?

    I suspect that AI USA hasn’t got the cojones to confront Super Bowl teams, players and supporters to remind them of the huge civilian death toll extracted by the US in it’s continuing ‘War on Terror’.

  97. AI is calling for representatives of whom ???

    If it is against Sri Lanka, it is the LTTE.

    LTTE is a branded Terrorist organization.

    Does this mean that world renowned Human Rights Group Amnesty International is calling out for Terrorist Representation to support their petty causes ????

    Shame on you Amnesty !!!

    This only reconfirms that you are an organization working for money and not for the true cause of saving Human Rights of the world !

  98. EDE !

    How True !!

    These spineless Chicken would not try to sneeze in the USA as they know that they will basically get hammered and thrown out the of the country or put in Jail. They only know to shout at other countries out side their boundaries – reminds me of my neighbours cowardly dog that hides behind the hedge and barks at passing vehicles. (Actually we suspect this dog to be a bit mentally challenged)

    Anyways, I truly feel that this post is the most out of context and most ridiculous post ever to hit these time wasting, unholy blog site !! Pathetic !! Feel sorry to the world we live in considering that these are the organizations that have come forward to protect the “humans” of this beautiful earth !! Quite Pathetic !!

  99. For those unfamiliar with the U.S. Congress, it is divided into two chambers – the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of the House are called "Representatives." Each Representative is elected from and represents a "district." Each state in the United States is divided into one or more "districts" for this purpose. The reference to "your representative" in the blog post above refers to the the appropriate Representative for each person taking action in response to this blog post. For those who are not U.S. citizens and not eligible to vote for any Representative, this post would not be applicable.

  100. “War crimes” charges against SL was a FRAUD initiated by defeated terrorists , its funders, orgs like AI and HRW who are funded by terrorists and currupted UN officials under terrorists payroll. Any one with a little brain can see VERY clearly how the SL defence forces took extreme care to save civilians lives who were kept as human shield by the terrorists. When they should have cluster bombed the whole area and saved thier lives the SL defence forces carrried out humanatarian operation causing 6000 of thier lives to protect and save the 300,000 civilians’ lives. And they are rehabilitating 10,000 terrorists. I don’t think there ever will be any defence force EVER who will carry out a war in such compasion and care for human biengs. Not in the past ,not in the future. It is utter disgusting and shameful how these human right VULTURES with terrorists blood money working hard for thier terrorist masters money and harass SL. KEEP OFF SL YOU SHAMEFUL FRAUDSTERS.

  101. Unidentified attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Private-TV-station-torched-in-Sri-Lanka-capital/Article1-579774.aspx

  102. ro government Sri Lankan thugs who arrived in a white van pulled out a Tamil journalist from a passenger vehicle travelling along Mannaar-Thalaimannaar road in Sri Lanka and attacked him, according to a complaint lodged with the Mannaar Police.

    The journalist was identified as 67 years old P.A.Antony Mark.

    The attackers fled in the same white van after forcibly removed some documents from the journalist

    Mr MArk has been a correspondent of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times for Mannaar district.

    The journalist has been admitted to the Mannaar general hospital as sustained injuries in the attack.

  103. On Jan. 24, 2010 , the Sri Lankan Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist disappeared shortly after leaving work at the Lanka-e-News office.

    Local residents reported seeing a white van without number plates close to his house around this time.

    When his wife tried to lodge a complaint with the police the next day, she was detained for several hours at the police station.

  104. Siyatha’s owner , whose Sri Lanka TV station firebombed, left the country some months ago after reports emerged that he had also funded the opposition presidential candidate, Sarath Fonseka.

    Th Sri Lankan government temporarily prevented Siyatha from covering news events.

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

  105. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by threats made against the safety of the family of senior journalist Gamini Pushpakumara. “We call upon the Sri Lankan police and security agencies to take immediate measures to investigate the source of the threats and to extend all necessary protection to Pushpakumara’s family,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said. “Unfortunately, recent actions by the Sri Lankan authorities indicate that they remain disinclined to take action against the use of coercion and threats of violence that attempt to silence journalists who courageously speak the truth to power,”

  106. “We think this is a well-planned attack to disrupt the broadcast of Siyatha TV and this shows that the suppression of media is still continuing,” network president Gnanasiri Kottigoda said.

    He accused the government of failing to arrest those responsible for previous attacks on media.

    “If the government does not arrest those culprits, we are compelled to believe that the government is either directly or indirectly responsible for such attacks,” he said.
    —————–

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists. Many media workers have been killed in Sri Lanka

  107. Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Sri Lankan Prez. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

    The arson attack on the Siyatha media group forced broadcasting to stop and hurt at least one person, police and a witness said. Siyatha has a TV channel and three radio stations.

    A witness said the gang held one journalist and a news editor at gunpoint before burning the control room.

    “Once the gang left, I saw the security guard had fallen unconscious with blood on his head,” said a Siyatha journalist who requested anonymity out of fear of reprisal. “They just came, attacked, burnt and went within 15 minutes.”

    The attack echoed one that destroyed the main control room of the island nation’s largest private broadcaster MBC/MTV, viewed by the government as a pro-opposition outlet.

    Siyatha was a pro-government media channel, but its owner backed the opposition at the last presidential polls

  108. In US thousands of crimes happen every day. But how many criminals are cought and punished? Why should SL gov be responsible for all the crimes in SL just because they can’t find who did them?

  109. Amnesty International –

    STOP bulling Sri Lanka –
    that brave & courageous nation –
    now has an NATIONALIST Government –
    that will not bow down / beg from the IC or AI….

    Please read this article from Tamil Journalist – D.B.S.Jeyaraj…
    "What is happening to Ex-LTTE cadre surrendees " ??

    In a long article – Mr Jeyaraj …explains how Sri Lanka is
    helping the Ex-Ltte cadre…
    even many "Black Tiger"…trained suicide killers…
    to turn into responsible citizens…
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1599

  110. Amnesty International –

    STOP bulling Sri Lanka –
    that brave & courageous nation –
    now has an NATIONALIST Government –
    that will not bow down / beg from the IC or AI….

    Please read this article from Tamil Journalist – D.B.S.Jeyaraj…
    "What is happening to Ex-LTTE cadre surrendees " ??

    In a long article – Mr Jeyaraj …explains how Sri Lanka is
    helping the Ex-Ltte cadre…
    even many "Black Tiger"…trained suicide killers…
    to turn into responsible citizens…
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1599

  111. Amnesty International –

    STOP bulling Sri Lanka –
    that brave & courageous nation –
    now has an NATIONALIST Government –
    that will not bow down / beg from the IC or AI….

    Please read this article from Tamil Journalist – D.B.S.Jeyaraj…
    "What is happening to Ex-LTTE cadre surrendees " ??

    In a long article – Mr Jeyaraj …explains how Sri Lanka is
    helping the Ex-Ltte cadre…
    even many "Black Tiger"…trained suicide killers…
    to turn into responsible citizens…
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1599

  112. Oh Jim !!

    Trying to put you 2 cents in to the discussion !!

    It is quite surprising to see you not replying any of the important questions that are fired at you, but go on to tell us who the "Representatives" are !!!

    It is your Short sighted vision that has failed to understand that we were being sarcastic about the " Representatives". Common !!! Duh ! – I see Sarcasm in Nandimtra's comment, and so would the others, surprising not you !!

    Also I would have expected Christoper Kettle to have posted what you mentioned above, as it is his blog – I wonder whether you are using 2 handles too, like your supporter LTTE guys do – See Above – Same idiot has copied and pasted under different handles – Any action against them ?? I sincerely trust not – But, Knowing your HR, I won't be surprised if my IP is blocked tomrrow for creating conversation here !!

    Jim !!!

    With all due respect, I sincerely hope that you guys could do something constructive an useful to the world than bullshit to get your month ends pay. There are so many people suffering out there due to many reasons and it is high time HR groups concentrate on them than on a set of people who suffered all this time and are trying to stand up on their feet.

    What is the meaning of this ?? When this will Rubbish stop ???? There should be a limit for all kinds of crappy none-sense !!

    If you have the balls for it, try answer EDE's questions !! WE are all waiting for you to make the 2 cents, 5 cents !!

  113. “While the West is hoodwinking Tamils with war crimes investigations, what takes place in the island in full swing with the abetment of those who abetted the war are development crimes, demographic crimes and cultural crimes to complete genocide. The balance tilted by the international community has now placed Eezham Tamils to face several armies: an occupying army, settlement army, a retrogressive cultural army and the ‘development army’. Meanwhile, some Tamil individuals argue that diaspora should stop prioritising politics, but should ‘reconcile’ to subordination and engage in ‘rehabilitation’, without realising that it is they who have imperceptibly fallen into a vicious political agenda of the oppressors”, commented a social activist responding to ‘development’ circles in Norway advocating the diaspora to engage in ‘development’ accepting a questionable Sinhala NGO as the ‘monitor’.

    Recently a Tamil diaspora team was enticed by some ‘development’ elements in Norway to undertake a visit to the island to explore ‘development’ of the North and East in collaboration with the Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL), a Sinhala NGO of questionable political background.

    “This was a landmark trip as this was the first time in the history of development interventions in the North East of Sri Lanka that the Tamil Diaspora Organizations had agreed to work with a Sri Lankan-based NGO to initiate development interventions in NESL”, said a report of this team that has returned from the visit.

    “The Project Team is of the opinion that the GMSL will be a good partner to work with as they have the experience, expertise, network, resources and partnerships to help TECH Norway, TECH Germany, TECH Malaysia, FOKUS and The Development Fund [a Norwegian NGO] to implement projects on the ground in NESL”, the report further said.

    Praising those who have arranged the collaboration, the report said: “Ms. Alice Ennals and Ms. Aina of The Development Fund had chosen well when they recommended that the Tamil Diaspora work with The Green Movement in development interventions in North East Sri Lanka”.

    “GMSL took a big risk when they allowed the project team to travel by road along the A9 highway as this was the first time that approval had been given to foreigners to travel by road to Jaffna. GMSL can be the Task Force for development interventions in NESL as they have the support of the Government of Sri Lanka, hence accessing restricted areas, getting the Presidential Task Force approval and the Government Agent’s approval can be made easier and faster,” the report argues.

    The project team proposes conceding monitoring responsibilities to GMSL. The Norwegian funding agencies earlier insisted that funds could be channelled only through NGOs recognised by them, such as the GMSL, for accounting purposes.

    TECH, The Economic Consultancy House (also stands for Tamil Eelam Consultancy House) was the brainchild of an exceptional academic and technological genius of Eezham Tamils, the late Professor A. Thurairajah, who was a former vice chancellor of the University of Jaffna. TECH was envisaged to become the core development agency for the cause of Tamil Eelam.

    Meanwhile the following is what progressive Sinhala political activists think of the Green Movement of Sri Lanka, which they shared with TamilNet:

    “Green Movement is well connected to the Jatika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

    “The leader of the Green Movement is a person named Suranjan Kodithuwakku.

    “He had been closely associated with Champika Ranawaka's (JHU leader) politics, at least since 90s, long before Champika formed the JHU.

    “After the '89 [JVP] massacres, Champika formed his first political organization called "Janatha Mithuro" (friends of the people) in 1992. According to their official manifesto, 'Janatha Mithuro's ideology was supposed to be "Green Socialism". Green Movement's current leader Suranjan was a keen follower of Janatha Mithuro those days.

    “Though no one can prove, Green Movement is a sort of unofficial front organization of the JHU. In fact the JHU has several such front organizations, though they do not accept it openly. For example, apart from the Green Movement, there is another one known as Balashakthi Sansadaya (Energy Forum), which is led by two other long-standing political colleagues of Champika Ranawaka from the '80s. (Asoka Abeygunawardane and Bandula Chandrasekara)

    “One could easily see the common nature of all these organizations: both organizations (Green Movement and Energy Forum) are supposed to be working on environmental issues and until recently Champika was the minister of environmental affairs.

    “The most important thing is this: After the JHU was officially formed in February 2004 as the successor of the Sihala Urumaya party, JHU officially appointed a group of people as the members of their advisory council. Green Movement's Suranjan Kodithuwakku is one of them. Energy Forum's Asoka Abeygunawardane is another one.

    “Recently there was a news item in certain websites, saying that the Green Movement has decided to distance themselves from the JHU. The Green Movement wanted to spread the news that they are breaking away from the JHU. The whole drama seems to be a well planned one. If they didn't officially announce that they are distancing themselves from the JHU, the funding NGOs will have a problem in providing them with funds.

    “One thing for sure: Suranjan Kodithuwwakku will never break away from Champika. They might be plotting to enter the Tamil areas under the pretext of environmentalist activism”.

    TamilNet contacted Ms. Alice Ennals on her Norwegian organisation’s connections with the Green Movement. The following was the reply:

    “Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) has been a partner of Development Fund (DF) for more than ten years, and play an important role as an environmental advocacy organization, in Sri Lanka and internationally. As the environment affects Sri Lankans across political, ethnic and geographical barriers, we are aware that GMSL interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in Sri Lanka.

    “DF currently has 11 local partners in different parts of Sri Lanka, addressing all ethnic communities”.

    It is learnt that the diaspora Project Team, convinced of the prospects of doing 'some thing' for the people in distress, has not only accepted dominating partnership of the GMSL but has also entered into collaboration with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Task Force. During the whole visit it was under running advice by some in Norway.

    Currently, the diaspora Project Team Leader from TECH Malaysia is to hold a Dialogue with Tamil Diaspora Organizations in Europe in August or September 2010.

    TECH Norway, TECH Germany and TECH Malaysia to embark on a “communication exercise” where they work constructively towards gaining the support of Tamil Diaspora Groups towards development interventions in NESL, the report said.

    The report begins with the usual faulty premises of the so-called developers that the 30 years war is over. But, any war can be over only with a peace treaty and with a political settlement is a universal fact.

    The Tamil developers should have the backbone to ask what is the big idea in the West in asking Tamils to accept the domination of chauvinistic Sinhala elements in development without political solution.

    Why paltry assistance to victims and political advantage to the oppressors who are denounced even by fellow Sinhalese?

    Whether what is envisaged as ‘development’ is preparing the conquered to become a service community to the conquerors?

    Is it worth for the diaspora to go after funding sources in the West that have no sense or sensibility to the emotional needs of the victims?

    What genuine reconciliation of Eezham Tamils with Sinhalese could be achieved through Tamils conceding undue political advantage to a terrorist state that is incapable of perceiving and accommodating Nations in the island to bail it out from crimes, when the Sinhalese themselves denounce it?

    But elements in the West seem to think that both ‘reconciliation’ and a dictatorship state favourable to their manoeuvrings are possible by making ‘defeated’ Tamils to work under the auspicious of the NGOs of the Mahinda Rajapaksa – JHU ilk.

    Can’t we think of any thing other than falling prey to the usual game of the hierarchy of development brokers? A Sinhala NGO that received ‘aid’ to give food parcels to the camps has now built a three-storied building in a prime land in Jaffna from the money it ‘saved’.

    Why can’t the diaspora think creatively in convincing the world of the need of reaching out its people in the island in alternative ways?

    If the diaspora can’t think creatively and yet it wants to do ‘some thing’ for the suffering kith and kin let it give aid to them directly or even individually. The people at home are definitely creative enough to build themselves up without depending on the development brokers. Eezham Tamils have been doing that for ages and they can do it now too.

    These are opinions heard in the diaspora circles that have long-standing commitment to the cause of Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  114. Sri Lanka: New Evidence of Wartime Abuses http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    Human Rights Watch has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Air Mobile Brigade. Among these are a series of five photos showing a man who appears to have been captured by the Sri Lankan army. An independent source identified the man by name and told Human Rights Watch that he was a long-term member of the LTTE's political wing from Jaffna.

    The first two photos show the man alive, with blood on his face and torso, tied to a palm tree. He is surrounded by several men wearing military fatigues, one brandishing a knife close to his face. In the next three photos, the man is lying – apparently dead – against a rock. His head is being held up, he is partly covered in the flag of Tamil Eelam, and there is more blood on his face and upper body.

    A forensic expert who reviewed the photos told Human Rights Watch that the latter three photos show material on the man's neck consistent in color with brain matter, "which would indicate an injury to the back of his head, as nothing is visible which would cause this on his face. This would indicate severe trauma to the back of the head consistent with something like a gunshot wound or massive blows to the back of the head with something such as a machete or ax."

  115. For those unfamiliar with the U.S. Congress, it is divided into two chambers – the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of the House are called “Representatives.” Each Representative is elected from and represents a “district.” Each state in the United States is divided into one or more “districts” for this purpose. The reference to “your representative” in the blog post above refers to the the appropriate Representative for each person taking action in response to this blog post. For those who are not U.S. citizens and not eligible to vote for any Representative, this post would not be applicable.

  116. “While the West is hoodwinking Tamils with war crimes investigations, what takes place in the island in full swing with the abetment of those who abetted the war are development crimes, demographic crimes and cultural crimes to complete genocide. The balance tilted by the international community has now placed Eezham Tamils to face several armies: an occupying army, settlement army, a retrogressive cultural army and the ‘development army’. Meanwhile, some Tamil individuals argue that diaspora should stop prioritising politics, but should ‘reconcile’ to subordination and engage in ‘rehabilitation’, without realising that it is they who have imperceptibly fallen into a vicious political agenda of the oppressors”, commented a social activist responding to ‘development’ circles in Norway advocating the diaspora to engage in ‘development’ accepting a questionable Sinhala NGO as the ‘monitor’.

    Recently a Tamil diaspora team was enticed by some ‘development’ elements in Norway to undertake a visit to the island to explore ‘development’ of the North and East in collaboration with the Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL), a Sinhala NGO of questionable political background.

    “This was a landmark trip as this was the first time in the history of development interventions in the North East of Sri Lanka that the Tamil Diaspora Organizations had agreed to work with a Sri Lankan-based NGO to initiate development interventions in NESL”, said a report of this team that has returned from the visit.

    “The Project Team is of the opinion that the GMSL will be a good partner to work with as they have the experience, expertise, network, resources and partnerships to help TECH Norway, TECH Germany, TECH Malaysia, FOKUS and The Development Fund [a Norwegian NGO] to implement projects on the ground in NESL”, the report further said.

    Praising those who have arranged the collaboration, the report said: “Ms. Alice Ennals and Ms. Aina of The Development Fund had chosen well when they recommended that the Tamil Diaspora work with The Green Movement in development interventions in North East Sri Lanka”.

    “GMSL took a big risk when they allowed the project team to travel by road along the A9 highway as this was the first time that approval had been given to foreigners to travel by road to Jaffna. GMSL can be the Task Force for development interventions in NESL as they have the support of the Government of Sri Lanka, hence accessing restricted areas, getting the Presidential Task Force approval and the Government Agent’s approval can be made easier and faster,” the report argues.

    The project team proposes conceding monitoring responsibilities to GMSL. The Norwegian funding agencies earlier insisted that funds could be channelled only through NGOs recognised by them, such as the GMSL, for accounting purposes.

    TECH, The Economic Consultancy House (also stands for Tamil Eelam Consultancy House) was the brainchild of an exceptional academic and technological genius of Eezham Tamils, the late Professor A. Thurairajah, who was a former vice chancellor of the University of Jaffna. TECH was envisaged to become the core development agency for the cause of Tamil Eelam.

    Meanwhile the following is what progressive Sinhala political activists think of the Green Movement of Sri Lanka, which they shared with TamilNet:

    “Green Movement is well connected to the Jatika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

    “The leader of the Green Movement is a person named Suranjan Kodithuwakku.

    “He had been closely associated with Champika Ranawaka's (JHU leader) politics, at least since 90s, long before Champika formed the JHU.

    “After the '89 [JVP] massacres, Champika formed his first political organization called "Janatha Mithuro" (friends of the people) in 1992. According to their official manifesto, 'Janatha Mithuro's ideology was supposed to be "Green Socialism". Green Movement's current leader Suranjan was a keen follower of Janatha Mithuro those days.

    “Though no one can prove, Green Movement is a sort of unofficial front organization of the JHU. In fact the JHU has several such front organizations, though they do not accept it openly. For example, apart from the Green Movement, there is another one known as Balashakthi Sansadaya (Energy Forum), which is led by two other long-standing political colleagues of Champika Ranawaka from the '80s. (Asoka Abeygunawardane and Bandula Chandrasekara)

    “One could easily see the common nature of all these organizations: both organizations (Green Movement and Energy Forum) are supposed to be working on environmental issues and until recently Champika was the minister of environmental affairs.

    “The most important thing is this: After the JHU was officially formed in February 2004 as the successor of the Sihala Urumaya party, JHU officially appointed a group of people as the members of their advisory council. Green Movement's Suranjan Kodithuwakku is one of them. Energy Forum's Asoka Abeygunawardane is another one.

    “Recently there was a news item in certain websites, saying that the Green Movement has decided to distance themselves from the JHU. The Green Movement wanted to spread the news that they are breaking away from the JHU. The whole drama seems to be a well planned one. If they didn't officially announce that they are distancing themselves from the JHU, the funding NGOs will have a problem in providing them with funds.

    “One thing for sure: Suranjan Kodithuwwakku will never break away from Champika. They might be plotting to enter the Tamil areas under the pretext of environmentalist activism”.

    TamilNet contacted Ms. Alice Ennals on her Norwegian organisation’s connections with the Green Movement. The following was the reply:

    “Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) has been a partner of Development Fund (DF) for more than ten years, and play an important role as an environmental advocacy organization, in Sri Lanka and internationally. As the environment affects Sri Lankans across political, ethnic and geographical barriers, we are aware that GMSL interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in Sri Lanka.

    “DF currently has 11 local partners in different parts of Sri Lanka, addressing all ethnic communities”.

    It is learnt that the diaspora Project Team, convinced of the prospects of doing 'some thing' for the people in distress, has not only accepted dominating partnership of the GMSL but has also entered into collaboration with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Task Force. During the whole visit it was under running advice by some in Norway.

    Currently, the diaspora Project Team Leader from TECH Malaysia is to hold a Dialogue with Tamil Diaspora Organizations in Europe in August or September 2010.

    TECH Norway, TECH Germany and TECH Malaysia to embark on a “communication exercise” where they work constructively towards gaining the support of Tamil Diaspora Groups towards development interventions in NESL, the report said.

    The report begins with the usual faulty premises of the so-called developers that the 30 years war is over. But, any war can be over only with a peace treaty and with a political settlement is a universal fact.

    The Tamil developers should have the backbone to ask what is the big idea in the West in asking Tamils to accept the domination of chauvinistic Sinhala elements in development without political solution.

    Why paltry assistance to victims and political advantage to the oppressors who are denounced even by fellow Sinhalese?

    Whether what is envisaged as ‘development’ is preparing the conquered to become a service community to the conquerors?

    Is it worth for the diaspora to go after funding sources in the West that have no sense or sensibility to the emotional needs of the victims?

    What genuine reconciliation of Eezham Tamils with Sinhalese could be achieved through Tamils conceding undue political advantage to a terrorist state that is incapable of perceiving and accommodating Nations in the island to bail it out from crimes, when the Sinhalese themselves denounce it?

    But elements in the West seem to think that both ‘reconciliation’ and a dictatorship state favourable to their manoeuvrings are possible by making ‘defeated’ Tamils to work under the auspicious of the NGOs of the Mahinda Rajapaksa – JHU ilk.

    Can’t we think of any thing other than falling prey to the usual game of the hierarchy of development brokers? A Sinhala NGO that received ‘aid’ to give food parcels to the camps has now built a three-storied building in a prime land in Jaffna from the money it ‘saved’.

    Why can’t the diaspora think creatively in convincing the world of the need of reaching out its people in the island in alternative ways?

    If the diaspora can’t think creatively and yet it wants to do ‘some thing’ for the suffering kith and kin let it give aid to them directly or even individually. The people at home are definitely creative enough to build themselves up without depending on the development brokers. Eezham Tamils have been doing that for ages and they can do it now too.

    These are opinions heard in the diaspora circles that have long-standing commitment to the cause of Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  117. “While the West is hoodwinking Tamils with war crimes investigations, what takes place in the island in full swing with the abetment of those who abetted the war are development crimes, demographic crimes and cultural crimes to complete genocide. The balance tilted by the international community has now placed Eezham Tamils to face several armies: an occupying army, settlement army, a retrogressive cultural army and the ‘development army’. Meanwhile, some Tamil individuals argue that diaspora should stop prioritising politics, but should ‘reconcile’ to subordination and engage in ‘rehabilitation’, without realising that it is they who have imperceptibly fallen into a vicious political agenda of the oppressors”, commented a social activist responding to ‘development’ circles in Norway advocating the diaspora to engage in ‘development’ accepting a questionable Sinhala NGO as the ‘monitor’.

    Recently a Tamil diaspora team was enticed by some ‘development’ elements in Norway to undertake a visit to the island to explore ‘development’ of the North and East in collaboration with the Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL), a Sinhala NGO of questionable political background.

    “This was a landmark trip as this was the first time in the history of development interventions in the North East of Sri Lanka that the Tamil Diaspora Organizations had agreed to work with a Sri Lankan-based NGO to initiate development interventions in NESL”, said a report of this team that has returned from the visit.

    “The Project Team is of the opinion that the GMSL will be a good partner to work with as they have the experience, expertise, network, resources and partnerships to help TECH Norway, TECH Germany, TECH Malaysia, FOKUS and The Development Fund [a Norwegian NGO] to implement projects on the ground in NESL”, the report further said.

    Praising those who have arranged the collaboration, the report said: “Ms. Alice Ennals and Ms. Aina of The Development Fund had chosen well when they recommended that the Tamil Diaspora work with The Green Movement in development interventions in North East Sri Lanka”.

    “GMSL took a big risk when they allowed the project team to travel by road along the A9 highway as this was the first time that approval had been given to foreigners to travel by road to Jaffna. GMSL can be the Task Force for development interventions in NESL as they have the support of the Government of Sri Lanka, hence accessing restricted areas, getting the Presidential Task Force approval and the Government Agent’s approval can be made easier and faster,” the report argues.

    The project team proposes conceding monitoring responsibilities to GMSL. The Norwegian funding agencies earlier insisted that funds could be channelled only through NGOs recognised by them, such as the GMSL, for accounting purposes.

    TECH, The Economic Consultancy House (also stands for Tamil Eelam Consultancy House) was the brainchild of an exceptional academic and technological genius of Eezham Tamils, the late Professor A. Thurairajah, who was a former vice chancellor of the University of Jaffna. TECH was envisaged to become the core development agency for the cause of Tamil Eelam.

    Meanwhile the following is what progressive Sinhala political activists think of the Green Movement of Sri Lanka, which they shared with TamilNet:

    “Green Movement is well connected to the Jatika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

    “The leader of the Green Movement is a person named Suranjan Kodithuwakku.

    “He had been closely associated with Champika Ranawaka's (JHU leader) politics, at least since 90s, long before Champika formed the JHU.

    “After the '89 [JVP] massacres, Champika formed his first political organization called "Janatha Mithuro" (friends of the people) in 1992. According to their official manifesto, 'Janatha Mithuro's ideology was supposed to be "Green Socialism". Green Movement's current leader Suranjan was a keen follower of Janatha Mithuro those days.

    “Though no one can prove, Green Movement is a sort of unofficial front organization of the JHU. In fact the JHU has several such front organizations, though they do not accept it openly. For example, apart from the Green Movement, there is another one known as Balashakthi Sansadaya (Energy Forum), which is led by two other long-standing political colleagues of Champika Ranawaka from the '80s. (Asoka Abeygunawardane and Bandula Chandrasekara)

    “One could easily see the common nature of all these organizations: both organizations (Green Movement and Energy Forum) are supposed to be working on environmental issues and until recently Champika was the minister of environmental affairs.

    “The most important thing is this: After the JHU was officially formed in February 2004 as the successor of the Sihala Urumaya party, JHU officially appointed a group of people as the members of their advisory council. Green Movement's Suranjan Kodithuwakku is one of them. Energy Forum's Asoka Abeygunawardane is another one.

    “Recently there was a news item in certain websites, saying that the Green Movement has decided to distance themselves from the JHU. The Green Movement wanted to spread the news that they are breaking away from the JHU. The whole drama seems to be a well planned one. If they didn't officially announce that they are distancing themselves from the JHU, the funding NGOs will have a problem in providing them with funds.

    “One thing for sure: Suranjan Kodithuwwakku will never break away from Champika. They might be plotting to enter the Tamil areas under the pretext of environmentalist activism”.

    TamilNet contacted Ms. Alice Ennals on her Norwegian organisation’s connections with the Green Movement. The following was the reply:

    “Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) has been a partner of Development Fund (DF) for more than ten years, and play an important role as an environmental advocacy organization, in Sri Lanka and internationally. As the environment affects Sri Lankans across political, ethnic and geographical barriers, we are aware that GMSL interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in Sri Lanka.

    “DF currently has 11 local partners in different parts of Sri Lanka, addressing all ethnic communities”.

    It is learnt that the diaspora Project Team, convinced of the prospects of doing 'some thing' for the people in distress, has not only accepted dominating partnership of the GMSL but has also entered into collaboration with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Task Force. During the whole visit it was under running advice by some in Norway.

    Currently, the diaspora Project Team Leader from TECH Malaysia is to hold a Dialogue with Tamil Diaspora Organizations in Europe in August or September 2010.

    TECH Norway, TECH Germany and TECH Malaysia to embark on a “communication exercise” where they work constructively towards gaining the support of Tamil Diaspora Groups towards development interventions in NESL, the report said.

    The report begins with the usual faulty premises of the so-called developers that the 30 years war is over. But, any war can be over only with a peace treaty and with a political settlement is a universal fact.

    The Tamil developers should have the backbone to ask what is the big idea in the West in asking Tamils to accept the domination of chauvinistic Sinhala elements in development without political solution.

    Why paltry assistance to victims and political advantage to the oppressors who are denounced even by fellow Sinhalese?

    Whether what is envisaged as ‘development’ is preparing the conquered to become a service community to the conquerors?

    Is it worth for the diaspora to go after funding sources in the West that have no sense or sensibility to the emotional needs of the victims?

    What genuine reconciliation of Eezham Tamils with Sinhalese could be achieved through Tamils conceding undue political advantage to a terrorist state that is incapable of perceiving and accommodating Nations in the island to bail it out from crimes, when the Sinhalese themselves denounce it?

    But elements in the West seem to think that both ‘reconciliation’ and a dictatorship state favourable to their manoeuvrings are possible by making ‘defeated’ Tamils to work under the auspicious of the NGOs of the Mahinda Rajapaksa – JHU ilk.

    Can’t we think of any thing other than falling prey to the usual game of the hierarchy of development brokers? A Sinhala NGO that received ‘aid’ to give food parcels to the camps has now built a three-storied building in a prime land in Jaffna from the money it ‘saved’.

    Why can’t the diaspora think creatively in convincing the world of the need of reaching out its people in the island in alternative ways?

    If the diaspora can’t think creatively and yet it wants to do ‘some thing’ for the suffering kith and kin let it give aid to them directly or even individually. The people at home are definitely creative enough to build themselves up without depending on the development brokers. Eezham Tamils have been doing that for ages and they can do it now too.

    These are opinions heard in the diaspora circles that have long-standing commitment to the cause of Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  118. The Chief Incumbent of Malwatte Chapter, Most Venerable Thippaduwaave Sri Sumangala thera, accompanied by Buddhist priests visited Vanni Wednesday where he worshiped in the Buddhist temples newly erected by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sources in Vanni said. Thursday, the Chief Incumbent participated in an event in Nelliyadi Maththiya Makaa Viththiyaalayam in Vadamaraadchi and distributed learning materials to the children of war affected areas of Vadamaraadchi and Thenmaraadchi. This visit is counted as the first by a Chief Incumbent of Malwatte Chapter to Jaffna after many years, sources in Jaffna said

    SLA in Vanni has been erecting Buddhist temples along A9 road and in many places in Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu in haste after occupying them after the war on Vanni, in an effort to support the claim, they further said.

    Armed men set fire to TV station in Colombo
    Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am. The station belongs to former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Mr. Priyantha Kariyapperuma. Mr. Kariyapermuma was earlier a close associate of Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, but he was sacked from his post week before the presidential election by the SL President.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

  119. Oh !! For Christ's sake Rohan !!! Stop your stupid Copy and Paste one Sense !!! Do you see anyone else doing it ??? Start conversing like a human you spineless chicken shit snuggle puss !!

  120. Sri-lankan Sinhala regimes were well known for giving the armed forces that committed offences against the Tamils, impunity. In its fourth periodic report to the UN Human Rights Committee, Sri Lanka stated that over 27,000 persons had disappeared at the hands of the Sri Lankan security forces. Surprisingly, the government has failed to take effective steps against the perpetrators. Again on 25 March 2002, at a Trial-at-Bar of the High Court, the Attorney General’s Office indicted 41 suspects, among whom 10 were policemen: charged with 83 counts including unlawful assembly, committing the murders of 28 persons and attempted murder of 14 others at the Bindunuwewa Rehabilitation Centre. However, from day one, the prosecutors had little intention to prosecute the culprits and systematically destroyed the evidences to ensure acquittal of the accused.

  121. Sri Lanka: New Evidence of Wartime Abuses http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    Human Rights Watch has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Air Mobile Brigade. Among these are a series of five photos showing a man who appears to have been captured by the Sri Lankan army. An independent source identified the man by name and told Human Rights Watch that he was a long-term member of the LTTE's political wing from Jaffna.

    The first two photos show the man alive, with blood on his face and torso, tied to a palm tree. He is surrounded by several men wearing military fatigues, one brandishing a knife close to his face. In the next three photos, the man is lying – apparently dead – against a rock. His head is being held up, he is partly covered in the flag of Tamil Eelam, and there is more blood on his face and upper body.

    A forensic expert who reviewed the photos told Human Rights Watch that the latter three photos show material on the man's neck consistent in color with brain matter, "which would indicate an injury to the back of his head, as nothing is visible which would cause this on his face. This would indicate severe trauma to the back of the head consistent with something like a gunshot wound or massive blows to the back of the head with something such as a machete or ax."

  122. Sri Lanka: New Evidence of Wartime Abuses http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    Human Rights Watch has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Air Mobile Brigade. Among these are a series of five photos showing a man who appears to have been captured by the Sri Lankan army. An independent source identified the man by name and told Human Rights Watch that he was a long-term member of the LTTE's political wing from Jaffna.

    The first two photos show the man alive, with blood on his face and torso, tied to a palm tree. He is surrounded by several men wearing military fatigues, one brandishing a knife close to his face. In the next three photos, the man is lying – apparently dead – against a rock. His head is being held up, he is partly covered in the flag of Tamil Eelam, and there is more blood on his face and upper body.

    A forensic expert who reviewed the photos told Human Rights Watch that the latter three photos show material on the man's neck consistent in color with brain matter, "which would indicate an injury to the back of his head, as nothing is visible which would cause this on his face. This would indicate severe trauma to the back of the head consistent with something like a gunshot wound or massive blows to the back of the head with something such as a machete or ax."

  123. Amnesty International -

    STOP bulling Sri Lanka -
    that brave & courageous nation -
    now has an NATIONALIST Government -
    that will not bow down / beg from the IC or AI….

    Please read this article from Tamil Journalist – D.B.S.Jeyaraj…
    “What is happening to Ex-LTTE cadre surrendees ” ??

    In a long article – Mr Jeyaraj …explains how Sri Lanka is
    helping the Ex-Ltte cadre…
    even many “Black Tiger”…trained suicide killers…
    to turn into responsible citizens…

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1599
    -

  124. Oh Jim !!

    Trying to put you 2 cents in to the discussion !!

    It is quite surprising to see you not replying any of the important questions that are fired at you, but go on to tell us who the “Representatives” are !!!

    It is your Short sighted vision that has failed to understand that we were being sarcastic about the ” Representatives”. Common !!! Duh ! – I see Sarcasm in Nandimtra’s comment, and so would the others, surprising not you !!

    Also I would have expected Christoper Kettle to have posted what you mentioned above, as it is his blog – I wonder whether you are using 2 handles too, like your supporter LTTE guys do – See Above – Same idiot has copied and pasted under different handles – Any action against them ?? I sincerely trust not – But, Knowing your HR, I won’t be surprised if my IP is blocked tomrrow for creating conversation here !!

    Jim !!!

    With all due respect, I sincerely hope that you guys could do something constructive an useful to the world than bullshit to get your month ends pay. There are so many people suffering out there due to many reasons and it is high time HR groups concentrate on them than on a set of people who suffered all this time and are trying to stand up on their feet.

    What is the meaning of this ?? When this will Rubbish stop ???? There should be a limit for all kinds of crappy none-sense !!

    If you have the balls for it, try answer EDE’s questions !! WE are all waiting for you to make the 2 cents, 5 cents !!

  125. Hi Jim,
    Long time, no hear!

    We know perfectly well who these 'Representatives' are.

    That's why I specifically requested US citizens who intend to press the case for pursuing war crimes trials against SL with their own 'Representatives', to also to push for war crimes trials against their own US 'Representatives' who voted for continued sanctions against Iraq, the Gulf War and the rest of the sorry litany of well-attested, industrial-scale murder of non-US civilians.

    I hope, in the interest of balance you at AI will also do the same. Somehow, I don't see that happening. Do you? :)

    Especially as the US is not a signatory to the ICC. because it deems foreign courts incapable of sitting in judgement over US citizens.

    My Thesaurus is running out of synonyms for the word 'hypocrisy' when discussing AI, HR and the rest.

    Its also very sad that the author of this article has been too busy to reply to my questions. Perhaps they are beneath his huge intellect?

    p.s. Like Godot, I'm waiting for your acknowledgement that many of your more hyperbolic claims in May 2009 ('Monsoon Genocide', 'Indefinite Detention' etc) were proven totally wrong. As I predicted.

  126. “While the West is hoodwinking Tamils with war crimes investigations, what takes place in the island in full swing with the abetment of those who abetted the war are development crimes, demographic crimes and cultural crimes to complete genocide. The balance tilted by the international community has now placed Eezham Tamils to face several armies: an occupying army, settlement army, a retrogressive cultural army and the ‘development army’. Meanwhile, some Tamil individuals argue that diaspora should stop prioritising politics, but should ‘reconcile’ to subordination and engage in ‘rehabilitation’, without realising that it is they who have imperceptibly fallen into a vicious political agenda of the oppressors”, commented a social activist responding to ‘development’ circles in Norway advocating the diaspora to engage in ‘development’ accepting a questionable Sinhala NGO as the ‘monitor’.

    Recently a Tamil diaspora team was enticed by some ‘development’ elements in Norway to undertake a visit to the island to explore ‘development’ of the North and East in collaboration with the Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL), a Sinhala NGO of questionable political background.

    “This was a landmark trip as this was the first time in the history of development interventions in the North East of Sri Lanka that the Tamil Diaspora Organizations had agreed to work with a Sri Lankan-based NGO to initiate development interventions in NESL”, said a report of this team that has returned from the visit.

    “The Project Team is of the opinion that the GMSL will be a good partner to work with as they have the experience, expertise, network, resources and partnerships to help TECH Norway, TECH Germany, TECH Malaysia, FOKUS and The Development Fund [a Norwegian NGO] to implement projects on the ground in NESL”, the report further said.

    Praising those who have arranged the collaboration, the report said: “Ms. Alice Ennals and Ms. Aina of The Development Fund had chosen well when they recommended that the Tamil Diaspora work with The Green Movement in development interventions in North East Sri Lanka”.

    “GMSL took a big risk when they allowed the project team to travel by road along the A9 highway as this was the first time that approval had been given to foreigners to travel by road to Jaffna. GMSL can be the Task Force for development interventions in NESL as they have the support of the Government of Sri Lanka, hence accessing restricted areas, getting the Presidential Task Force approval and the Government Agent’s approval can be made easier and faster,” the report argues.

    The project team proposes conceding monitoring responsibilities to GMSL. The Norwegian funding agencies earlier insisted that funds could be channelled only through NGOs recognised by them, such as the GMSL, for accounting purposes.

    TECH, The Economic Consultancy House (also stands for Tamil Eelam Consultancy House) was the brainchild of an exceptional academic and technological genius of Eezham Tamils, the late Professor A. Thurairajah, who was a former vice chancellor of the University of Jaffna. TECH was envisaged to become the core development agency for the cause of Tamil Eelam.

    Meanwhile the following is what progressive Sinhala political activists think of the Green Movement of Sri Lanka, which they shared with TamilNet:

    “Green Movement is well connected to the Jatika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

    “The leader of the Green Movement is a person named Suranjan Kodithuwakku.

    “He had been closely associated with Champika Ranawaka’s (JHU leader) politics, at least since 90s, long before Champika formed the JHU.

    “After the ’89 [JVP] massacres, Champika formed his first political organization called “Janatha Mithuro” (friends of the people) in 1992. According to their official manifesto, ‘Janatha Mithuro’s ideology was supposed to be “Green Socialism”. Green Movement’s current leader Suranjan was a keen follower of Janatha Mithuro those days.

    “Though no one can prove, Green Movement is a sort of unofficial front organization of the JHU. In fact the JHU has several such front organizations, though they do not accept it openly. For example, apart from the Green Movement, there is another one known as Balashakthi Sansadaya (Energy Forum), which is led by two other long-standing political colleagues of Champika Ranawaka from the ’80s. (Asoka Abeygunawardane and Bandula Chandrasekara)

    “One could easily see the common nature of all these organizations: both organizations (Green Movement and Energy Forum) are supposed to be working on environmental issues and until recently Champika was the minister of environmental affairs.

    “The most important thing is this: After the JHU was officially formed in February 2004 as the successor of the Sihala Urumaya party, JHU officially appointed a group of people as the members of their advisory council. Green Movement’s Suranjan Kodithuwakku is one of them. Energy Forum’s Asoka Abeygunawardane is another one.

    “Recently there was a news item in certain websites, saying that the Green Movement has decided to distance themselves from the JHU. The Green Movement wanted to spread the news that they are breaking away from the JHU. The whole drama seems to be a well planned one. If they didn’t officially announce that they are distancing themselves from the JHU, the funding NGOs will have a problem in providing them with funds.

    “One thing for sure: Suranjan Kodithuwwakku will never break away from Champika. They might be plotting to enter the Tamil areas under the pretext of environmentalist activism”.

    TamilNet contacted Ms. Alice Ennals on her Norwegian organisation’s connections with the Green Movement. The following was the reply:

    “Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) has been a partner of Development Fund (DF) for more than ten years, and play an important role as an environmental advocacy organization, in Sri Lanka and internationally. As the environment affects Sri Lankans across political, ethnic and geographical barriers, we are aware that GMSL interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in Sri Lanka.

    “DF currently has 11 local partners in different parts of Sri Lanka, addressing all ethnic communities”.

    It is learnt that the diaspora Project Team, convinced of the prospects of doing ‘some thing’ for the people in distress, has not only accepted dominating partnership of the GMSL but has also entered into collaboration with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Task Force. During the whole visit it was under running advice by some in Norway.

    Currently, the diaspora Project Team Leader from TECH Malaysia is to hold a Dialogue with Tamil Diaspora Organizations in Europe in August or September 2010.

    TECH Norway, TECH Germany and TECH Malaysia to embark on a “communication exercise” where they work constructively towards gaining the support of Tamil Diaspora Groups towards development interventions in NESL, the report said.

    The report begins with the usual faulty premises of the so-called developers that the 30 years war is over. But, any war can be over only with a peace treaty and with a political settlement is a universal fact.

    The Tamil developers should have the backbone to ask what is the big idea in the West in asking Tamils to accept the domination of chauvinistic Sinhala elements in development without political solution.

    Why paltry assistance to victims and political advantage to the oppressors who are denounced even by fellow Sinhalese?

    Whether what is envisaged as ‘development’ is preparing the conquered to become a service community to the conquerors?

    Is it worth for the diaspora to go after funding sources in the West that have no sense or sensibility to the emotional needs of the victims?

    What genuine reconciliation of Eezham Tamils with Sinhalese could be achieved through Tamils conceding undue political advantage to a terrorist state that is incapable of perceiving and accommodating Nations in the island to bail it out from crimes, when the Sinhalese themselves denounce it?

    But elements in the West seem to think that both ‘reconciliation’ and a dictatorship state favourable to their manoeuvrings are possible by making ‘defeated’ Tamils to work under the auspicious of the NGOs of the Mahinda Rajapaksa – JHU ilk.

    Can’t we think of any thing other than falling prey to the usual game of the hierarchy of development brokers? A Sinhala NGO that received ‘aid’ to give food parcels to the camps has now built a three-storied building in a prime land in Jaffna from the money it ‘saved’.

    Why can’t the diaspora think creatively in convincing the world of the need of reaching out its people in the island in alternative ways?

    If the diaspora can’t think creatively and yet it wants to do ‘some thing’ for the suffering kith and kin let it give aid to them directly or even individually. The people at home are definitely creative enough to build themselves up without depending on the development brokers. Eezham Tamils have been doing that for ages and they can do it now too.

    These are opinions heard in the diaspora circles that have long-standing commitment to the cause of Eezham Tamils.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=32313

  127. The Chief Incumbent of Malwatte Chapter, Most Venerable Thippaduwaave Sri Sumangala thera, accompanied by Buddhist priests visited Vanni Wednesday where he worshiped in the Buddhist temples newly erected by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sources in Vanni said. Thursday, the Chief Incumbent participated in an event in Nelliyadi Maththiya Makaa Viththiyaalayam in Vadamaraadchi and distributed learning materials to the children of war affected areas of Vadamaraadchi and Thenmaraadchi. This visit is counted as the first by a Chief Incumbent of Malwatte Chapter to Jaffna after many years, sources in Jaffna said

    SLA in Vanni has been erecting Buddhist temples along A9 road and in many places in Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu in haste after occupying them after the war on Vanni, in an effort to support the claim, they further said.

    Armed men set fire to TV station in Colombo
    Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am. The station belongs to former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Mr. Priyantha Kariyapperuma. Mr. Kariyapermuma was earlier a close associate of Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, but he was sacked from his post week before the presidential election by the SL President.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

  128. Oh !! For Christ’s sake Rohan !!! Stop your stupid Copy and Paste one Sense !!! Do you see anyone else doing it ??? Start conversing like a human you spineless chicken shit snuggle puss !!

  129. I seriously wish the Rohan's Copy and Paste Menace will stop !!!

    We all know by now that the Bigot Rohan does not have the brains to argue or write, he showcases his true colours of being a Terrorist and distracting everything under the sun.

    It is so annoying to see the same posts I have seen over and over again in many past posts pasted here too – more important irrelevant. I am not quite sure how AI moderators enjoy it !!

  130. Pro-Rajapaksa attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  131. Sri-lankan Sinhala regimes were well known for giving the armed forces that committed offences against the Tamils, impunity. In its fourth periodic report to the UN Human Rights Committee, Sri Lanka stated that over 27,000 persons had disappeared at the hands of the Sri Lankan security forces. Surprisingly, the government has failed to take effective steps against the perpetrators. Again on 25 March 2002, at a Trial-at-Bar of the High Court, the Attorney General’s Office indicted 41 suspects, among whom 10 were policemen: charged with 83 counts including unlawful assembly, committing the murders of 28 persons and attempted murder of 14 others at the Bindunuwewa Rehabilitation Centre. However, from day one, the prosecutors had little intention to prosecute the culprits and systematically destroyed the evidences to ensure acquittal of the accused.

  132. Sri Lanka: New Evidence of Wartime Abuses
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-new-evidence-wartime-abuses

    Human Rights Watch has examined more than 200 photos taken on the front lines in early 2009 by a soldier from the Sri Lankan Air Mobile Brigade. Among these are a series of five photos showing a man who appears to have been captured by the Sri Lankan army. An independent source identified the man by name and told Human Rights Watch that he was a long-term member of the LTTE’s political wing from Jaffna.

    The first two photos show the man alive, with blood on his face and torso, tied to a palm tree. He is surrounded by several men wearing military fatigues, one brandishing a knife close to his face. In the next three photos, the man is lying – apparently dead – against a rock. His head is being held up, he is partly covered in the flag of Tamil Eelam, and there is more blood on his face and upper body.

    A forensic expert who reviewed the photos told Human Rights Watch that the latter three photos show material on the man’s neck consistent in color with brain matter, “which would indicate an injury to the back of his head, as nothing is visible which would cause this on his face. This would indicate severe trauma to the back of the head consistent with something like a gunshot wound or massive blows to the back of the head with something such as a machete or ax.”

  133. Pro-Rajapaksa attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  134. Pro-Rajapaksa attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Pr

  135. Pro government Sri Lankan thugs who arrived in a white van pulled out a Tamil journalist from a passenger vehicle travelling along Mannaar-Thalaimannaar road in Sri Lanka and attacked him, according to a complaint lodged with the Mannaar Police.

    The journalist was identified as 67 years old P.A.Antony Mark.

    The attackers fled in the same white van after forcibly removed some documents from the journalist

    Mr Mark has been a correspondent of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times for Mannaar district.

    The journalist has been admitted to the Mannaar general hospital as sustained injuries in the attack.

  136. On Jan. 24, 2010 , the Sri Lankan Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist disappeared shortly after leaving work at the Lanka-e-News office.

    Local residents reported seeing a white van without number plates close to his house around this time.

    When his wife tried to lodge a complaint with the police the next day, she was detained for several hours at the police station.

  137. Sri Lanka TV station firebombed

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

  138. rnational Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by threats made against the safety of the family of senior journalist Gamini Pushpakumara. “We call upon the Sri Lankan police and security agencies to take immediate measures to investigate the source of the threats and to extend all necessary protection to Pushpakumara’s family,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said. “Unfortunately, recent actions by the Sri Lankan authorities indicate that they remain disinclined to take action against the use of coercion and threats of violence that attempt to silence journalists who courageously speak the truth to power,”

  139. “We think this is a well-planned attack to disrupt the broadcast of Siyatha TV in Sri Lanka and this shows that the suppression of media is still continuing,” network president Gnanasiri Kottigoda said.

    He accused the government of failing to arrest those responsible for previous attacks on media.

    “If the government does not arrest those culprits, we are compelled to believe that the government is either directly or indirectly responsible for such attacks,” he said.
    —————–

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists. Many media workers have been killed in Sri Lanka

  140. Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office , Sri Lanka and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Sri Lankan Prez. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

    The arson attack on the Siyatha media group forced broadcasting to stop and hurt at least one person, police and a witness said. Siyatha has a TV channel and three radio stations.

    A witness said the gang held one journalist and a news editor at gunpoint before burning the control room.

    “Once the gang left, I saw the security guard had fallen unconscious with blood on his head,” said a Siyatha journalist who requested anonymity out of fear of reprisal. “They just came, attacked, burnt and went within 15 minutes.”

    The attack echoed one that destroyed the main control room of the island nation’s largest private broadcaster MBC/MTV, viewed by the government as a pro-opposition outlet.

    Siyatha was a pro-government media channel, but its owner backed the opposition at the last presidential polls

  141. Hi Jim,
    Long time, no hear!

    We know perfectly well who these ‘Representatives’ are.

    That’s why I specifically requested US citizens who intend to press the case for pursuing war crimes trials against SL with their own ‘Representatives’, to also to push for war crimes trials against their own US ‘Representatives’ who voted for continued sanctions against Iraq, the Gulf War and the rest of the sorry litany of well-attested, industrial-scale murder of non-US civilians.

    I hope, in the interest of balance you at AI will also do the same. Somehow, I don’t see that happening. Do you? :)

    Especially as the US is not a signatory to the ICC. because it deems foreign courts incapable of sitting in judgement over US citizens.

    My Thesaurus is running out of synonyms for the word ‘hypocrisy’ when discussing AI, HR and the rest.

    Its also very sad that the author of this article has been too busy to reply to my questions. Perhaps they are beneath his huge intellect?

    p.s. Like Godot, I’m waiting for your acknowledgement that many of your more hyperbolic claims in May 2009 (‘Monsoon Genocide’, ‘Indefinite Detention’ etc) were proven totally wrong. As I predicted.

  142. I seriously wish the Rohan’s Copy and Paste Menace will stop !!!

    We all know by now that the Bigot Rohan does not have the brains to argue or write, he showcases his true colours of being a Terrorist and distracting everything under the sun.

    It is so annoying to see the same posts I have seen over and over again in many past posts pasted here too – more important irrelevant. I am not quite sure how AI moderators enjoy it !!

  143. United States condemns attacks on Sri Lankan TV station and radio broadcaster

    The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country.

    A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday.

    The television management said the assailants assaulted security guards before setting fire to the building that houses the TV station, destroying its studios, control room and library. One guard and another employee were injured.

    The attack comes after Prageeth Eknaligoda — a journalist critical of the government — was reported missing in January and suspected of having been abducted. His fate is still not known.

    "This attack, together with the unsolved disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda and other acts of violence against the press, serves to intimidate journalists and to further imperil media freedoms in Sri Lanka," the American embassy said in a statement.
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingne

  144. Pro-Rajapaksa attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said. About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studios in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying equipment inside
    the news room studios, a journalist from the station said.

    “The station is off the air because our equipment has been destroyed,” the journalist said, asking not to be named. “About a dozen men had come into the building after breaking open the gates.”

    Siyatha owners were earlier seen as supporters of the ruling party, but government sources accused them of backing the opposition candidate during President Mahinda Rajapakse’s re-election bid in January.

    A police spokesman said an investigation was underway following the pre-dawn attack.

    The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, and assaulted two unarmed guards who required hospitalisation.

    Friday’s attack was the first targeting a private television station since an identical torching of another private TV network near the capital in January last year. No one has been brought to justice in connection with that attack.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/srilanka/Private-TV-station-torched-in-Sri-Lanka-capital/Article1-579774.aspx

  145. Pro government Sri Lankan thugs who arrived in a white van pulled out a Tamil journalist from a passenger vehicle travelling along Mannaar-Thalaimannaar road in Sri Lanka and attacked him, according to a complaint lodged with the Mannaar Police.

    The journalist was identified as 67 years old P.A.Antony Mark.

    The attackers fled in the same white van after forcibly removed some documents from the journalist

    Mr Mark has been a correspondent of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times for Mannaar district.

    The journalist has been admitted to the Mannaar general hospital as sustained injuries in the attack.

  146. On Jan. 24, 2010 , the Sri Lankan Prageeth Eknaligoda, journalist disappeared shortly after leaving work at the Lanka-e-News office.

    Local residents reported seeing a white van without number plates close to his house around this time.

    When his wife tried to lodge a complaint with the police the next day, she was detained for several hours at the police station.

  147. Sri Lanka TV station firebombed

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

    Witnesses told that about 12 masked men, most of them armed, stormed Siyatha’s TV station premises in the city centre and went on a rampage.

    They threw petrol-bombs and destroyed much of the broadcasting equipment, forcing staff to kneel at gunpoint and assaulting them.

    A US-based journalists’ rights organisation ranks Sri Lanka as the fourth-worst country for impunity in attacks on journalists.

  148. rnational Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by threats made against the safety of the family of senior journalist Gamini Pushpakumara. “We call upon the Sri Lankan police and security agencies to take immediate measures to investigate the source of the threats and to extend all necessary protection to Pushpakumara’s family,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said. “Unfortunately, recent actions by the Sri Lankan authorities indicate that they remain disinclined to take action against the use of coercion and threats of violence that attempt to silence journalists who courageously speak the truth to power,”

  149. “We think this is a well-planned attack to disrupt the broadcast of Siyatha TV in Sri Lanka and this shows that the suppression of media is still continuing,” network president Gnanasiri Kottigoda said.

    He accused the government of failing to arrest those responsible for previous attacks on media.

    “If the government does not arrest those culprits, we are compelled to believe that the government is either directly or indirectly responsible for such attacks,” he said.
    —————–

    Media rights groups say Sri Lanka is among the most dangerous places for dissenting journalists. Many media workers have been killed in Sri Lanka

  150. Twelve armed men clad in black uniforms forcefully entered the private TV channel Siyatha TV office , Sri Lanka and assaulted the security guard and set fire to the station and caused severe damage to the equipment on Friday at 1.30 am.

    The office and the transmitting station at Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02 are located in the vicinity of the high security zone where Sri Lankan Prez. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence Temple Trees is also located.

    The arson attack on the Siyatha media group forced broadcasting to stop and hurt at least one person, police and a witness said. Siyatha has a TV channel and three radio stations.

    A witness said the gang held one journalist and a news editor at gunpoint before burning the control room.

    “Once the gang left, I saw the security guard had fallen unconscious with blood on his head,” said a Siyatha journalist who requested anonymity out of fear of reprisal. “They just came, attacked, burnt and went within 15 minutes.”

    The attack echoed one that destroyed the main control room of the island nation’s largest private broadcaster MBC/MTV, viewed by the government as a pro-opposition outlet.

    Siyatha was a pro-government media channel, but its owner backed the opposition at the last presidential polls

  151. United States condemns attacks on Sri Lankan TV station and radio broadcaster

    The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country.

    A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday.

    The television management said the assailants assaulted security guards before setting fire to the building that houses the TV station, destroying its studios, control room and library. One guard and another employee were injured.

    The attack comes after Prageeth Eknaligoda — a journalist critical of the government — was reported missing in January and suspected of having been abducted. His fate is still not known.

    "This attack, together with the unsolved disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda and other acts of violence against the press, serves to intimidate journalists and to further imperil media freedoms in Sri Lanka," the American embassy said in a statement.
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingne

  152. United States condemns attacks on Sri Lankan TV station and radio broadcaster

    The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country.

    A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday.

    The television management said the assailants assaulted security guards before setting fire to the building that houses the TV station, destroying its studios, control room and library. One guard and another employee were injured.

    The attack comes after Prageeth Eknaligoda — a journalist critical of the government — was reported missing in January and suspected of having been abducted. His fate is still not known.

    "This attack, together with the unsolved disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda and other acts of violence against the press, serves to intimidate journalists and to further imperil media freedoms in Sri Lanka," the American embassy said in a statement.
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingne

  153. Rohan !

    If it's under your name or if you keep using different names (Handles as we call them), it would be of no use if your still continue to copy and paste stale, untruthful articles from sources that are not credible.

    You still would be considered Chicken Shit with a under developed brain from the era of the Primates (Apes) !!

    Start conversing and arguing like a man or shut the hell up and wait like Jim and Chris who do not answer any question !!

  154. United States condemns attacks on Sri Lankan TV station and radio broadcaster

    The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country.

    A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday.

    The television management said the assailants assaulted security guards before setting fire to the building that houses the TV station, destroying its studios, control room and library. One guard and another employee were injured.

    The attack comes after Prageeth Eknaligoda — a journalist critical of the government — was reported missing in January and suspected of having been abducted. His fate is still not known.

    “This attack, together with the unsolved disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda and other acts of violence against the press, serves to intimidate journalists and to further imperil media freedoms in Sri Lanka,” the American embassy said in a statement.

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breakingnews/united-states-condemns-attacks-on-sri-lankan-tv-station-and-radio-broadcaster-99683364.html

  155. Rohan !

    If it’s under your name or if you keep using different names (Handles as we call them), it would be of no use if your still continue to copy and paste stale, untruthful articles from sources that are not credible.

    You still would be considered Chicken Shit with a under developed brain from the era of the Primates (Apes) !!

    Start conversing and arguing like a man or shut the hell up and wait like Jim and Chris who do not answer any question !!

  156. Sri-Lanka Sinister Symbol at Buddha Gaya http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    An Indian news reported that a Stupa (a dome) made of empty cartridge shells and remnants of weaponry left behind from Sri Lanka's long civil war had become a major tourist attraction in Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya, in India�s Bihar State. This monumental piece of work by Sri-Lankan was donated this February by a military group from Sri Lanka, apparently to spread a message of peace among world citizens. A Buddhist monk at the Mahabodhi Temple it appears had explained the significance of erecting the symbol that was made of shells that caused the genocide of 40000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 in the last war between the Government of Sri-Lanka (GSL) and the LTTE or Tigers. The monk Bhante Sivali Thero had said that they pray that no war like the 30 years war that was concluded in May 2009 never takes place, not only in our country but also anywhere in the world and peace prevails in the society.

  157. Attacks against media continue unabated http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/srilanka

    The pre-dawn attack on Siyatha television channel has once again raised questions about the safety of independent journalists and private news enterprises in Sri Lanka. A group of heavily armed men attacked the Siyatha channel’s office early Friday, ransacking it and exploding petrol bombs on their way out. The ensuing fire gutted the channel’s news and control rooms. The attack took place in a well patrolled part of the city. The Daily Mirror newspaper’s editorial pointed out how brazenly it was carried out. “…Hunupitiya Lake Road is too central for an ordinary gang to come in two vehicles, assault the employees and bomb the place and get away scot-free,’’

  158. Sri-Lanka Sinister Symbol at Buddha Gaya http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    An Indian news reported that a Stupa (a dome) made of empty cartridge shells and remnants of weaponry left behind from Sri Lanka's long civil war had become a major tourist attraction in Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya, in India�s Bihar State. This monumental piece of work by Sri-Lankan was donated this February by a military group from Sri Lanka, apparently to spread a message of peace among world citizens. A Buddhist monk at the Mahabodhi Temple it appears had explained the significance of erecting the symbol that was made of shells that caused the genocide of 40000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 in the last war between the Government of Sri-Lanka (GSL) and the LTTE or Tigers. The monk Bhante Sivali Thero had said that they pray that no war like the 30 years war that was concluded in May 2009 never takes place, not only in our country but also anywhere in the world and peace prevails in the society.

  159. Sri-Lanka Sinister Symbol at Buddha Gaya http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    An Indian news reported that a Stupa (a dome) made of empty cartridge shells and remnants of weaponry left behind from Sri Lanka's long civil war had become a major tourist attraction in Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya, in India�s Bihar State. This monumental piece of work by Sri-Lankan was donated this February by a military group from Sri Lanka, apparently to spread a message of peace among world citizens. A Buddhist monk at the Mahabodhi Temple it appears had explained the significance of erecting the symbol that was made of shells that caused the genocide of 40000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 in the last war between the Government of Sri-Lanka (GSL) and the LTTE or Tigers. The monk Bhante Sivali Thero had said that they pray that no war like the 30 years war that was concluded in May 2009 never takes place, not only in our country but also anywhere in the world and peace prevails in the society.

  160. Attacks against media continue unabated http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/srilanka

    The pre-dawn attack on Siyatha television channel has once again raised questions about the safety of independent journalists and private news enterprises in Sri Lanka. A group of heavily armed men attacked the Siyatha channel’s office early Friday, ransacking it and exploding petrol bombs on their way out. The ensuing fire gutted the channel’s news and control rooms. The attack took place in a well patrolled part of the city. The Daily Mirror newspaper’s editorial pointed out how brazenly it was carried out. “…Hunupitiya Lake Road is too central for an ordinary gang to come in two vehicles, assault the employees and bomb the place and get away scot-free,’’

  161. Attacks against media continue unabated http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/srilanka

    The pre-dawn attack on Siyatha television channel has once again raised questions about the safety of independent journalists and private news enterprises in Sri Lanka. A group of heavily armed men attacked the Siyatha channel’s office early Friday, ransacking it and exploding petrol bombs on their way out. The ensuing fire gutted the channel’s news and control rooms. The attack took place in a well patrolled part of the city. The Daily Mirror newspaper’s editorial pointed out how brazenly it was carried out. “…Hunupitiya Lake Road is too central for an ordinary gang to come in two vehicles, assault the employees and bomb the place and get away scot-free,’’

  162. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for 'Sri Lanka Crimes' with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the LTTE's Child Soldier recruitment policy. Here's some first-hand testimony.
    http://tinyurl.com/32dvfuc

    "Ranjan Selvathurai was 15 years old when Tamil Tigers kidnapped him in 2008. He was captured by the advancing military in mid May 2009.

    “My life was a living hell when we were with the LTTE. We were forced to do many things we did not want to go through,” he told The Sunday Leader.

    “We were beaten up very badly on many occasions for small mistakes. I know that some senior LTTE leaders used some young Tamil Tiger members to practice ‘karate’”, he said."

    And what was AI's solution to the LTTE's terror? Talks, talks and more talks and even more talk. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic and deluded.

    This is Sri Lanka's equivalent of the WW2 US 'Why We Fight' films.

    Now you know why AI's shrill pronouncements on SL are met with the total contempt they deserve.

    Oh.. and one more thing, Jim. Please don't think we're ignorant of the real reasons for AI's bitter disappointment over the spanking you and your 'Human Rights' zealots received in Geneva at the UNHRC in May 2009. It was over your failure to 'do a Kosovo' on SL.

    .."Will the Kosovo script be next used in the Kurdish region, to further an independent Kurdistan out of Iraq, Iran or Turkey?

    The lesson is very clear. Learn from the best of the West; maintain a permanent dialogue and the most cordial relations with, but do not trust the West to the point of giving it or the international institutions under its dominance, a foothold which may allow it to determine your country’s destiny — because it will always shift the goalposts, as it did in colonial history and throughout the 20th Century.

    If this is what it did to Christian Serbia which backed the Allies and fought bitterly against the Nazi invaders, what will it not do to us Asians?
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/special/spe10.htm

  163. Rip Van Winkle:- State terror propaganda Agent

    President Brother, US citizen, Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE.

    Who is Gotabhaya? outbursts against UN, International investigations
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=31142

    Q: Why have over 3/4 a million Tamils but not Sinhalese become refugees in other parts of the world having fled Sri Lanka ?

    Q When did inter-ethnic violence begin in Sri Lanka? Was it in 1956, when the Sinhala Government first began state sponsored aggression against Tamils, or was it after the Tamil Tigers were formed in 1972 ?

    Q. Why do the armed forces of Sri Lanka consist entirely of Sinhalese men (and women)?

    Q. Britain acquired Ceylon via the treaty of Amiens with France in 1802, France having defeated previous colonial power, the Netherlands, in the Napoleonic wars. Britain then went on to unify Sinhala and Tamil nations in Ceylon for administrative purposes. This unification had never occurred before in either the pre-colonial or colonial history of Ceylon and was certainly one of the most important events in the progression towards the current situation. Therefore does Britain have a duty to return their individual sovereignties to their rightful owners?

    Q. An anti-Tamil pogrom in 1983, where over 3000 Tamils were killed by Sinhalese mobs aided by the Sri Lankan government, has been designated as an act of genocide by the International Commission of Jurists (an NGO organisation comprising of eminent Jurists dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights. Do you think democracy has failed in Sri Lanka because people vote on ethnic lines and democracy has become tyranny of the majority in a country where there are only two principal ethnic groups?

    Q. As the world knows Hitler could be said to have come to power democratically. Do you think coming to power democratically is sufficient grounds to excuse genocide perpetrated by tyrants?

    Q. In 1977 the Tamil people by democratic mandate voted for the separation of their nation, Tamil Eelam, from Sri Lanka. Should the world consider respecting the democracy of Tamils in this regard?

    Q.The LTTE has clearly conducted operations that can be regarded as ?terrorist? prior to 2001, but it should be noted that this was merely one small part of their overall, legitimate military campaign against forces many times greater in magnitude than their own. They subsequently put an end to even those few activities that could be seen by the world as terrorism and entered peace negotiations as internationally recognised partners in the peace process. The government of Sri Lanka, however, had undertaken operations against Tamils in their homeland which were widely regarded as genocidal. Do you feel a peaceful resolution in Sri Lanka can be brought about by criticising past actions of one party but condoning present actions of the other?

    Q. In the war zone Sri Lanka had not allowed journalists and medical and other NGOs to enter. Do you think the world can turn a blind eye to such flagrant violation of international law?

    Q. According to the UN 300,000 Tamils were held in ?Displacement camps? run by the Sri Lankan Sinhala military. These non-combatant Tamils have no liberty and are in effect held in concentration camps. Should this be considered a crime against humanity? The supposed justification is that their own home villages had been mined. There is a) no international verification of this and b) no justification for the use of camps rather than independent relocation with the support of Tamil and non-Tamil NGOs , still over 100,000, never reach their home??

    Q. By the UNs own assessment more than 6500(now 40,000) innocent Tamils were killed by aerial bombing and indiscriminate shelling using heavy weapons? Should this be considered a war crime and Sri Lankan leaders complicit in this taken to the International Criminal Court? Can Sri Lanka remain a member of the commonwealth given such violations of human rights of a segment of its citizens?

    Q. The Sri Lanka government had used deprivation of medicines and food as weapons against Tamils in this civil war. Do you think a United Nations will investigate it?

    Q. The principles applied in East Timor, Somaliland, and Kosovo should be applied to Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka. Selective use of the term Democracy to Sri Lanka allows the conscience of the world to be silenced. Do world leaders have a duty to be consistent in the application of international law?

    Q. All national liberation struggles (Israel, South Africa, Palestine ) have often in the early stages have gone beyond accepted norms and in terrorising ways conducted violent acts against non-combatants of regimes attempting to suppress the liberation of such nations? Can there be selective application of punishment only in the case of Tamils and Tamil leaders?

    Q. India sponsored the armed Tamil liberation organisations including the LTTE in early eighties. All of these movements were given bases in India. Does India have a moral duty to complete the process that it encouraged, by intervening in Sri Lanka the same way it did in Pakistan and free Tamil Eelam from Sri Lanka the same way it freed Bangladesh from Pakistan ?

    Q. Sri Lanka has no true press freedom and has incarcerated independent journalists of Tamil ethnic origin and killed Sinhala journalists who have reported the truth about Tamil genocide. Reporters Without Borders (an NGO) considers Sri Lanka more hostile for journalists than any other democracy. President Obama in his speech on World Press Freedom Day mentioned concerned for the plight of Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Mr. J.S Tissainayagam who had been in Sri Lankan government custody for over two year, half of that duration without charge.

    Can such a country be considered democratic or does Democracy mean anything goes, as long as there are elections held at regular intervals irrespective of participation of different ethnic groups?

    Don’t You thing, Hitler Reborn in SriLanka?
    http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLanka-tt22987941.html

  164. Police brutality: Who will protect the people?
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100801/News/nws_31.html

    The latest report of an incident of alleged police brutality relates to a charge of rape of a woman army deserter by officers of a police station in Buttala. This comes at a time when the Inter-University Students’ Federation has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission regarding the recent death of a Ruhuna University student that they say was the result of a police assault. It is only months since a mentally unstable youth was beaten and drowned in the sea by policemen near the Bambalapitiya police station. That hideous incident came within three months of the deaths of two youths in Angulana, believed to have been beaten and killed by the Angulana police.

    Massacres of Tamils by Sri lanka State Terror from 1956
    http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPHS2BRT61CRONBGP

  165. 100% Tamil land, but?
    Sinhala magistrate to be appointed to Mullaiththeevu, in Vanni
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32302

    Sri Lanka Justice Ministry has decided to appoint Jayawardne, a Sinhala magistrate to Mullaiththeevu magistrate court in Vanni which had begun to function after a period of nearly 20 years, sources in Mullaiththeevu said.

    Chaavakachcheari magistrate A. M. Mohamed Riyal has been the acting magistrate of Mullaiththeevu court that began to function two weeks ago in a private house near Mullaiththeevu police station.

    The Sinhala magistrate is to be appointed as magistrate Mohamed Riyal is being transferred to Eastern Province with immediate effect, the sources added.

    Cases filed in Mullaiththeevu magistrate court are being gradually taken for inquiry.

    UN must investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka!
    http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPOTCA8ATPQGGVDR1

  166. Sri-Lanka Sinister Symbol at Buddha Gaya
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12863.shtml

    An Indian news reported that a Stupa (a dome) made of empty cartridge shells and remnants of weaponry left behind from Sri Lanka’s long civil war had become a major tourist attraction in Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya, in India�s Bihar State. This monumental piece of work by Sri-Lankan was donated this February by a military group from Sri Lanka, apparently to spread a message of peace among world citizens. A Buddhist monk at the Mahabodhi Temple it appears had explained the significance of erecting the symbol that was made of shells that caused the genocide of 40000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 in the last war between the Government of Sri-Lanka (GSL) and the LTTE or Tigers. The monk Bhante Sivali Thero had said that they pray that no war like the 30 years war that was concluded in May 2009 never takes place, not only in our country but also anywhere in the world and peace prevails in the society.

  167. Attacks against media continue unabated
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/srilanka/Attacks-against-media-continue-unabated/Article1-580141.aspx

    The pre-dawn attack on Siyatha television channel has once again raised questions about the safety of independent journalists and private news enterprises in Sri Lanka. A group of heavily armed men attacked the Siyatha channel’s office early Friday, ransacking it and exploding petrol bombs on their way out. The ensuing fire gutted the channel’s news and control rooms. The attack took place in a well patrolled part of the city. The Daily Mirror newspaper’s editorial pointed out how brazenly it was carried out. “…Hunupitiya Lake Road is too central for an ordinary gang to come in two vehicles, assault the employees and bomb the place and get away scot-free,’’

  168. What kind of peace is this in Sri Lanka?

    Still the Rajapakse government keeps thousands of Tamils in secret camps and hundreds of Tamil women with children are being kept in prisons for many years without any indictment.

    How long will the Sinhalese government keep all these Tamils in camps and prisons?

    For what reason?

    Peace for the Sinhalese only?

    What a shame!

  169. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for 'Sri Lanka Crimes' with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the LTTE's Child Soldier recruitment policy. Here's some first-hand testimony.
    http://tinyurl.com/32dvfuc

    "Ranjan Selvathurai was 15 years old when Tamil Tigers kidnapped him in 2008. He was captured by the advancing military in mid May 2009.

    “My life was a living hell when we were with the LTTE. We were forced to do many things we did not want to go through,” he told The Sunday Leader.

    “We were beaten up very badly on many occasions for small mistakes. I know that some senior LTTE leaders used some young Tamil Tiger members to practice ‘karate’”, he said."

    And what was AI's solution to the LTTE's terror? Talks, talks and more talks and even more talk. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic and deluded.

    This is Sri Lanka's equivalent of the WW2 US 'Why We Fight' films.

    Now you know why AI's shrill pronouncements on SL are met with the total contempt they deserve.

    Oh.. and one more thing, Jim. Please don't think we're ignorant of the real reasons for AI's bitter disappointment over the spanking you and your 'Human Rights' zealots received in Geneva at the UNHRC in May 2009. It was over your failure to 'do a Kosovo' on SL.

    .."Will the Kosovo script be next used in the Kurdish region, to further an independent Kurdistan out of Iraq, Iran or Turkey?

    The lesson is very clear. Learn from the best of the West; maintain a permanent dialogue and the most cordial relations with, but do not trust the West to the point of giving it or the international institutions under its dominance, a foothold which may allow it to determine your country’s destiny — because it will always shift the goalposts, as it did in colonial history and throughout the 20th Century.

    If this is what it did to Christian Serbia which backed the Allies and fought bitterly against the Nazi invaders, what will it not do to us Asians?
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/special/spe10.htm

  170. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for 'Sri Lanka Crimes' with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the LTTE's Child Soldier recruitment policy. Here's some first-hand testimony.
    http://tinyurl.com/32dvfuc

    "Ranjan Selvathurai was 15 years old when Tamil Tigers kidnapped him in 2008. He was captured by the advancing military in mid May 2009.

    “My life was a living hell when we were with the LTTE. We were forced to do many things we did not want to go through,” he told The Sunday Leader.

    “We were beaten up very badly on many occasions for small mistakes. I know that some senior LTTE leaders used some young Tamil Tiger members to practice ‘karate’”, he said."

    And what was AI's solution to the LTTE's terror? Talks, talks and more talks and even more talk. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic and deluded.

    This is Sri Lanka's equivalent of the WW2 US 'Why We Fight' films.

    Now you know why AI's shrill pronouncements on SL are met with the total contempt they deserve.

    Oh.. and one more thing, Jim. Please don't think we're ignorant of the real reasons for AI's bitter disappointment over the spanking you and your 'Human Rights' zealots received in Geneva at the UNHRC in May 2009. It was over your failure to 'do a Kosovo' on SL.

    .."Will the Kosovo script be next used in the Kurdish region, to further an independent Kurdistan out of Iraq, Iran or Turkey?

    The lesson is very clear. Learn from the best of the West; maintain a permanent dialogue and the most cordial relations with, but do not trust the West to the point of giving it or the international institutions under its dominance, a foothold which may allow it to determine your country’s destiny — because it will always shift the goalposts, as it did in colonial history and throughout the 20th Century.

    If this is what it did to Christian Serbia which backed the Allies and fought bitterly against the Nazi invaders, what will it not do to us Asians?
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/special/spe10.htm

  171. What Rajapakses say is His Racist’s Mantra.

    Mahinda said, Tamils are happy if they get their mouth full.

    They don’t need any political solution, because there is no political problem for Tamils.

    All Tamils are my brothers and sisters, their land and properties are mine. :)

  172. Eelam delenda est

    August 1st, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Eelam delenda est – go and fly a kite! Keep dreaming !!! :) :) :)

  173. I think, that this Tamil only registration in Sri Lanka is an ethnic profiling !!

    Why are they registered twice in 3 years ?

    ———————————————————

    An elderly Tamil man who born and brought up in Colombo and he has no other place to call his own and has lived all his life in there.

    Last month he had been told by the police to reregister himself and his family members with the police, the second time in past three years he had to undergo the humiliating procedure.

    Earlier in 2008, he was rudely woken up and dragged to Wellawatta police station in the night and kept waiting for hours till cops wrote down his family information.

    That was at the height of the war.

    He asks: “But, why this time… when the war is over?

    That is the question of a thousand Tamils.

    This still the mind numbing question is why now — 14 months after the end of the war? And, if the program is to register all citizens, which is still bad and smacks

    Why is it only in Tamil majority areas that the registration of people is taking place?

  174. Wo Ho !!

    Monkey Rohan has managed to copy and paste a few questions for me – And goes on to "Thing" that Hitler is re-born in Sri Lanka – FYI, Hitler wanna be was killed near Nandikadal Lagoon a year back !!!!

    Anyways, to answer your questions – Again (If you had a little bit of brains, you could have numbered the questions and I could have placed the answers to the numbers !!

    President Brother, US citizen, Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE.

    This is a damn lie ! – Either U R spreading lies or you are been terribly mislead by some other monkey ! If this was true, he could have started with his own relatives who are Tamil – why go all the way to Jaffna ?? Be careful when lying

    OK – U figure out the numbers here on or I would be wasting valuable space – I value other peoples time – not like you Monkey man !!

    1. There are more Sri Lankan Singhalees out side the country than Sri Lankan Tamils – Take Aussie – Aussie it self would probably have the 500,000 U R talking of. They all went for better prospects – So did Tamils apart from a few Terrorists who took the opportunity to flee. Others live peacefully.

    2. Ethic issue, not only in Sri Lanka, but world over started way before 1956. This again shows your narrow-minded tunnel vision. If there are several races living in the same community, issues would happen anywhere – see USA – Still White and Black issue prevails even after a Black president was elected – Certain Apes in the community definitely have not evolved and it's up to the humans to put them on track – not go down the drain with them. This is why we are trying to take you on right track, though you willingly keep flushing your self down the toilet bowl.

    3. Why do the armed forces of Sri Lanka consist entirely of Sinhalese men (and women)?

    Remember the Good General Muthalib whom your fellow Apes Killed ? He was a Muslim. Unfortunately, I cant remember the Tamil Army personnel your Apes killed – OH – How about Major Thambaiah ?? Apart from a former soldier, he was also a Tennis Player who represented Sri Lanka.

    So, if you think that he army consists only of Singhalees, again you are spreading lies or have been mislead.

    4. Why don't you ask a British this question ???? Anyways, Briton signed an agreement with the Kings in Kandy – Wadiga – Tamil, who was ruling the country. There is no mentioning of another kingdom that existed in any manuscript. Even if it was there, it was stolen from the Sri Lankan kingdoms by the south Indian attackers. The land was returned to Sri Lankans to live as one – Not for some Apes to make part of it a Zoo and hold humans hostage with them.

    5. What happened in 83 indeed was wrong and bad ! This is where we all need to act human and get rid of the Apes where Singhalees or Tamil and ensure that Sri Lankans live in this land ! This is my mission while you are Aping around !

    Also, there are no 2 principal ethnic groups – How can you justify 80% Singhalees, 12% Tamils, 5% Muslims and rest as a clear divide ? There indeed is a clearly visible Majority, but, the Majority of that Majority are calling them selves Sri Lankans. Also, Majority of the 12 % call them selves Sri Lakans. It is only a Minority of the Majority and the Minority who wants and monkey around about division which ideally should be eradicated as Humans. Whom do u want to be ?

    6. Hitler did Kill each and Every Jew that was around…… In Sri Lanka, it never happened and we never had a leader who basically committed any such kind of act.

    If U are implying President Rajapakse, Look who is around Rajapakse – a few names would be, D. Devanandan, Kumaran Padmanadan, V. Muralidaran, S. Chandrakanthan – Did Hitler have any Jew in his cabinet or as his Allies ????

    There goes your argument down the drain ha ??

    7. What do you think India would do if Tamilnadu democratically mandate vote for a separate state in TN ???? They day you realize the answer to this, you will be elevated to a Human !!! Let me not waste time answering that silly question !!

    8. Do U seriously think that LTTE did not carry out Terrorist activities ???? One small part of their overall "Legitimate" Military Campaign ? – LOL !!

    I still don't understand your Legitimate Tamil Homeland concept as it is a myth that came in to being as early as in the 70's. You unfortunately are one who was misguided by this hypocritical myth – Also, unfortunately, it is up to you to get out of it !!!

    Killing your own to achieve your own goals ? Kill everyone who stands on the path in a democratic manner ? Chasing away people of all other ethnic groups ?? If that is not Terrorism, you will have to define another word to call the Apes of LTTE. Indeed they were terrorists who killed innocent children, women including pregnant women, Clergy including Hindu Priests and who trained other terrorist organizations world over + did Drug and Arms trafficking etc.. Jee what a list ?? Also was cowardly enough to use the peace pacts offered by GOSL to re-group, re-arm, employee child soldiers and also kill opponents – Not Terrorists still ?????? Eat a Banana you monkey !!

    9. As per the government, this was done for the own safety of the out siders. But, this did not mean that we did not get any UAV and Satellite feeds – though the Baboons of AI and HRW managed to misinterpret the Satellite footprints. There is no International Law make it mandatory for Journalists to be in a war front !

    10. Where were they going to go to after the war ?? Their houses where used by your Apes as Bunkers and artillery points. All houses were destroyed. You mined their farm lands – still children pick hand grenades that your apes carelessly threw around. Did you expect a legitimate government to send people to such hell ??? GOSL are not Terrorists to send people to hell – this might not look much of an issue for you terrorists though – you wouldn't care if people lived or died..

    International verification of Landmines ??? Ask the dead Englishman's family who died during de-mining ! Ask the Americans and other forces who are here helping SLA demine – that would be enough verification for any Ape !

    Almost all have reached their homes and others are still in camps or with their loved ones else where – I know there are many in Colombo – Including former LTTE soldiers who are either studying or being rehabilitated – So, again, only you and the people who mislead you would know what U R talking of !!

    11. Be glad that it is not running in to Hundreds of Thousands like in Iraq and Afghanistan – SLA and Air force handled the situation with utmost care due to the sensitive nature of the issue – Also, ask your any left over LTTE guys as to how many they killed by using them as Human shields and how many they killed when trying to escape – Why put the blame on GOSL when your own apes killed our innocent Tamil Brothers and Sisters when trying to escape the Ape menace ??

    Saving any group of people is a godly thing – not even human – May be that's the reason the Apes and the so called 'Human Rights" groups don't understand it.

    12. For the past 30 years, all medical supplies and Food supplies were sent to the north and the war areas without any discrimination – SL is the only country this happened and what did the LTTE do as we found out later ?? Used them and did not give to the innocent civilians who actually should have got the supplies. in Addition, they also used the Hospitals for their own benefit and as bunkers – Do you think it is right to say that GOSL did not send anything to north when your own monkeys destroyed several ships that carried supplies and closed all land routes for supplies ?? Idiot !!

    13. Dream on – there is no Base for anything like that to happen. Other countries did not have Terrorists who demanded land.

    14. What a lame question – Did Lakshman Kadiragamar took arms against GOSL ?? How about many other Tamil leaders and Tamil political parties who denounced violence ??. You are talking only of LTTE and not all Tamil groups in the country – When you sya Israel – all Jews shared the same thought – not all Tamils shared the same views as LTTE – If you thought so, Woof Woof !!

    15. I am sure that this question would have been answered by who ever it was meant to in the original post – Why not ask India this question….. ?? Anyways, you don't have a right to answer this question as you went on to kill the very person who helped you with the all you mentioned – Rajiv G – May be your Ape leader Piribaharan should not have killed him !!!

    16. SL Press freedom is none of any bodies business – It has it's own freedom and boundaries it works on and we are happy with it – The press managed to change governments from time to time and it's pretty strong as far as we are concerned – this same allegation was put forward during President Premadasa's time and press played a major role in bringing Chandrika in to power – So Down the drain your argument goes again !! – Reporters with or without borders could go fly a kite !!

    17. Let me answer with another question – Did U think that Piribaharan had a 100% democratic rule ????

    Even KP said that he did not listen to anybody which ultimately was the reason for his down fall – So, you decide who is Hitler !!

    Don’t You thing, Hitler Reborn in SriLanka?

    Now Rohan – with the sound of it, This is the only question that you asked me – all the rest, copied from some site – well, for this my dear friend, I gave the answer at the beginning of the post – Hitler was born and was killed in Nandikadal Lagoon a year ago !!!!

  175. Rohan – Challenge for you !!

    If possible – try and converse with me the way I do with you !! – English will not be an issue as it anyways is not either of ours mother tongue…. Let's try act normal human beings !

    Also, if you do not understand what I said above, get your English speaking neighbor to explain it to you !! – Only because I can't waste my time repeating the same thing – You should not either ! Why waste time even if it's cut and paste the same thing over and over again ?? Ha ?

  176. Rip Van Winkle

    Hey you ….the Repo – man !!

    Hey king of fools, your type of people can be seen in I.D.H. (Angoda), when they see the “Doctor” they say “This fool is troubling us”.

    Go there and enjoy your life with your friends, it is completely free of charge. OK. :)

  177. The island of Sri Lanka is / will ALWAYS be ONE nation…
    a multi-ethnic & multi-religious nation…
    it will NEVER be divided…
    either to make AI happy & get more $$$…

    The "Dream" of Eelam is over…both in Sri Lanka & on this website…
    Maybe more LTTE "Showboats" sailing to Canada…
    with terrorists…
    may someday solve the problem…
    a Tamil drug gang controlled Eelam in Toronto…

  178. Krishna !

    I have pointed out some stuff and unless you say what I have said wrong there, you are the one who would be considered a fool – Just calling people fools won't help unless you prove ! (Like me proving you an Ape :) )

    Aja – We are Sri Lankans – No Minorities or Majorities – Eat a Mango and you will realize how !!

  179. What kind of peace is this in Sri Lanka?

    Still the Rajapakse government keeps thousands of Tamils in secret camps and hundreds of Tamil women with children are being kept in prisons for many years without any indictment.

    How long will the Sinhalese government keep all these Tamils in camps and prisons?

    For what reason?

    Peace for the Sinhalese only?

    What a shame!

  180. Chula W

    Strange !!

    How it could be ONE nation and multi-ethnic & multi-religious ?

    You depiction of Sri Lanka does not make any sense ???

    You can’t vacillate between these two ?

    I can understand why you are in a precarious position ?

    There are absolutes that can’t be negotiated out of existence.

  181. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for ‘Sri Lanka Crimes’ with your ‘Representatives’.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the LTTE’s Child Soldier recruitment policy. Here’s some first-hand testimony.

    http://tinyurl.com/32dvfuc

    “Ranjan Selvathurai was 15 years old when Tamil Tigers kidnapped him in 2008. He was captured by the advancing military in mid May 2009.

    “My life was a living hell when we were with the LTTE. We were forced to do many things we did not want to go through,” he told The Sunday Leader.

    “We were beaten up very badly on many occasions for small mistakes. I know that some senior LTTE leaders used some young Tamil Tiger members to practice ‘karate’”, he said.”

    And what was AI’s solution to the LTTE’s terror? Talks, talks and more talks and even more talk. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic and deluded.

    This is Sri Lanka’s equivalent of the WW2 US ‘Why We Fight’ films.

    Now you know why AI’s shrill pronouncements on SL are met with the total contempt they deserve.

    Oh.. and one more thing, Jim. Please don’t think we’re ignorant of the real reasons for AI’s bitter disappointment over the spanking you and your ‘Human Rights’ zealots received in Geneva at the UNHRC in May 2009. It was over your failure to ‘do a Kosovo’ on SL.

    ..”Will the Kosovo script be next used in the Kurdish region, to further an independent Kurdistan out of Iraq, Iran or Turkey?

    The lesson is very clear. Learn from the best of the West; maintain a permanent dialogue and the most cordial relations with, but do not trust the West to the point of giving it or the international institutions under its dominance, a foothold which may allow it to determine your country’s destiny — because it will always shift the goalposts, as it did in colonial history and throughout the 20th Century.

    If this is what it did to Christian Serbia which backed the Allies and fought bitterly against the Nazi invaders, what will it not do to us Asians?

    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/special/spe10.htm

  182. What Rajapakses say is His Racist’s Mantra.

    Mahinda said, Tamils are happy if they get their mouth full.

    They don’t need any political solution, because there is no political problem for Tamils.

    All Tamils are my brothers and sisters, their land and properties are mine. :)

  183. Eelam delenda est

    August 1st, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Eelam delenda est – go and fly a kite! Keep dreaming !!! :) :) :)

  184. Rohan

    Well said

    President Brother, US citizen, Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE.

    ———————-

    Rip Van Winkle

    Please , don’t lie

    SLA soldiers do rape !!!!!!

    6 SLA soldiers rape young Tamil mother in Visuvamadu

    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.

  185. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's some first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    And who was aiding and abetting in this child abuse? The overseas supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. Some of these child abusing criminals live in the US.

    They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil children.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obssessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka :)

  186. I think, that this Tamil only registration in Sri Lanka is an ethnic profiling !!

    Why are they registered twice in 3 years ?

    ———————————————————

    An elderly Tamil man who born and brought up in Colombo and he has no other place to call his own and has lived all his life in there.

    Last month he had been told by the police to reregister himself and his family members with the police, the second time in past three years he had to undergo the humiliating procedure.

    Earlier in 2008, he was rudely woken up and dragged to Wellawatta police station in the night and kept waiting for hours till cops wrote down his family information.

    That was at the height of the war.

    He asks: “But, why this time… when the war is over?

    That is the question of a thousand Tamils.

    This still the mind numbing question is why now — 14 months after the end of the war? And, if the program is to register all citizens, which is still bad and smacks

    Why is it only in Tamil majority areas that the registration of people is taking place?

  187. Wo Ho !!

    Monkey Rohan has managed to copy and paste a few questions for me – And goes on to “Thing” that Hitler is re-born in Sri Lanka – FYI, Hitler wanna be was killed near Nandikadal Lagoon a year back !!!!

    Anyways, to answer your questions – Again (If you had a little bit of brains, you could have numbered the questions and I could have placed the answers to the numbers !!

    President Brother, US citizen, Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE.

    This is a damn lie ! – Either U R spreading lies or you are been terribly mislead by some other monkey ! If this was true, he could have started with his own relatives who are Tamil – why go all the way to Jaffna ?? Be careful when lying

    OK – U figure out the numbers here on or I would be wasting valuable space – I value other peoples time – not like you Monkey man !!

    1. There are more Sri Lankan Singhalees out side the country than Sri Lankan Tamils – Take Aussie – Aussie it self would probably have the 500,000 U R talking of. They all went for better prospects – So did Tamils apart from a few Terrorists who took the opportunity to flee. Others live peacefully.

    2. Ethic issue, not only in Sri Lanka, but world over started way before 1956. This again shows your narrow-minded tunnel vision. If there are several races living in the same community, issues would happen anywhere – see USA – Still White and Black issue prevails even after a Black president was elected – Certain Apes in the community definitely have not evolved and it’s up to the humans to put them on track – not go down the drain with them. This is why we are trying to take you on right track, though you willingly keep flushing your self down the toilet bowl.

    3. Why do the armed forces of Sri Lanka consist entirely of Sinhalese men (and women)?

    Remember the Good General Muthalib whom your fellow Apes Killed ? He was a Muslim. Unfortunately, I cant remember the Tamil Army personnel your Apes killed – OH – How about Major Thambaiah ?? Apart from a former soldier, he was also a Tennis Player who represented Sri Lanka.

    So, if you think that he army consists only of Singhalees, again you are spreading lies or have been mislead.

    4. Why don’t you ask a British this question ???? Anyways, Briton signed an agreement with the Kings in Kandy – Wadiga – Tamil, who was ruling the country. There is no mentioning of another kingdom that existed in any manuscript. Even if it was there, it was stolen from the Sri Lankan kingdoms by the south Indian attackers. The land was returned to Sri Lankans to live as one – Not for some Apes to make part of it a Zoo and hold humans hostage with them.

    5. What happened in 83 indeed was wrong and bad ! This is where we all need to act human and get rid of the Apes where Singhalees or Tamil and ensure that Sri Lankans live in this land ! This is my mission while you are Aping around !

    Also, there are no 2 principal ethnic groups – How can you justify 80% Singhalees, 12% Tamils, 5% Muslims and rest as a clear divide ? There indeed is a clearly visible Majority, but, the Majority of that Majority are calling them selves Sri Lankans. Also, Majority of the 12 % call them selves Sri Lakans. It is only a Minority of the Majority and the Minority who wants and monkey around about division which ideally should be eradicated as Humans. Whom do u want to be ?

    6. Hitler did Kill each and Every Jew that was around…… In Sri Lanka, it never happened and we never had a leader who basically committed any such kind of act.

    If U are implying President Rajapakse, Look who is around Rajapakse – a few names would be, D. Devanandan, Kumaran Padmanadan, V. Muralidaran, S. Chandrakanthan – Did Hitler have any Jew in his cabinet or as his Allies ????

    There goes your argument down the drain ha ??

    7. What do you think India would do if Tamilnadu democratically mandate vote for a separate state in TN ???? They day you realize the answer to this, you will be elevated to a Human !!! Let me not waste time answering that silly question !!

    8. Do U seriously think that LTTE did not carry out Terrorist activities ???? One small part of their overall “Legitimate” Military Campaign ? – LOL !!

    I still don’t understand your Legitimate Tamil Homeland concept as it is a myth that came in to being as early as in the 70′s. You unfortunately are one who was misguided by this hypocritical myth – Also, unfortunately, it is up to you to get out of it !!!

    Killing your own to achieve your own goals ? Kill everyone who stands on the path in a democratic manner ? Chasing away people of all other ethnic groups ?? If that is not Terrorism, you will have to define another word to call the Apes of LTTE. Indeed they were terrorists who killed innocent children, women including pregnant women, Clergy including Hindu Priests and who trained other terrorist organizations world over + did Drug and Arms trafficking etc.. Jee what a list ?? Also was cowardly enough to use the peace pacts offered by GOSL to re-group, re-arm, employee child soldiers and also kill opponents – Not Terrorists still ?????? Eat a Banana you monkey !!

    9. As per the government, this was done for the own safety of the out siders. But, this did not mean that we did not get any UAV and Satellite feeds – though the Baboons of AI and HRW managed to misinterpret the Satellite footprints. There is no International Law make it mandatory for Journalists to be in a war front !

    10. Where were they going to go to after the war ?? Their houses where used by your Apes as Bunkers and artillery points. All houses were destroyed. You mined their farm lands – still children pick hand grenades that your apes carelessly threw around. Did you expect a legitimate government to send people to such hell ??? GOSL are not Terrorists to send people to hell – this might not look much of an issue for you terrorists though – you wouldn’t care if people lived or died..

    International verification of Landmines ??? Ask the dead Englishman’s family who died during de-mining ! Ask the Americans and other forces who are here helping SLA demine – that would be enough verification for any Ape !

    Almost all have reached their homes and others are still in camps or with their loved ones else where – I know there are many in Colombo – Including former LTTE soldiers who are either studying or being rehabilitated – So, again, only you and the people who mislead you would know what U R talking of !!

    11. Be glad that it is not running in to Hundreds of Thousands like in Iraq and Afghanistan – SLA and Air force handled the situation with utmost care due to the sensitive nature of the issue – Also, ask your any left over LTTE guys as to how many they killed by using them as Human shields and how many they killed when trying to escape – Why put the blame on GOSL when your own apes killed our innocent Tamil Brothers and Sisters when trying to escape the Ape menace ??

    Saving any group of people is a godly thing – not even human – May be that’s the reason the Apes and the so called ‘Human Rights” groups don’t understand it.

    12. For the past 30 years, all medical supplies and Food supplies were sent to the north and the war areas without any discrimination – SL is the only country this happened and what did the LTTE do as we found out later ?? Used them and did not give to the innocent civilians who actually should have got the supplies. in Addition, they also used the Hospitals for their own benefit and as bunkers – Do you think it is right to say that GOSL did not send anything to north when your own monkeys destroyed several ships that carried supplies and closed all land routes for supplies ?? Idiot !!

    13. Dream on – there is no Base for anything like that to happen. Other countries did not have Terrorists who demanded land.

    14. What a lame question – Did Lakshman Kadiragamar took arms against GOSL ?? How about many other Tamil leaders and Tamil political parties who denounced violence ??. You are talking only of LTTE and not all Tamil groups in the country – When you sya Israel – all Jews shared the same thought – not all Tamils shared the same views as LTTE – If you thought so, Woof Woof !!

    15. I am sure that this question would have been answered by who ever it was meant to in the original post – Why not ask India this question….. ?? Anyways, you don’t have a right to answer this question as you went on to kill the very person who helped you with the all you mentioned – Rajiv G – May be your Ape leader Piribaharan should not have killed him !!!

    16. SL Press freedom is none of any bodies business – It has it’s own freedom and boundaries it works on and we are happy with it – The press managed to change governments from time to time and it’s pretty strong as far as we are concerned – this same allegation was put forward during President Premadasa’s time and press played a major role in bringing Chandrika in to power – So Down the drain your argument goes again !! – Reporters with or without borders could go fly a kite !!

    17. Let me answer with another question – Did U think that Piribaharan had a 100% democratic rule ????

    Even KP said that he did not listen to anybody which ultimately was the reason for his down fall – So, you decide who is Hitler !!

    Don’t You thing, Hitler Reborn in SriLanka?

    Now Rohan – with the sound of it, This is the only question that you asked me – all the rest, copied from some site – well, for this my dear friend, I gave the answer at the beginning of the post – Hitler was born and was killed in Nandikadal Lagoon a year ago !!!!

  188. Rohan – Challenge for you !!

    If possible – try and converse with me the way I do with you !! – English will not be an issue as it anyways is not either of ours mother tongue…. Let’s try act normal human beings !

    Also, if you do not understand what I said above, get your English speaking neighbor to explain it to you !! – Only because I can’t waste my time repeating the same thing – You should not either ! Why waste time even if it’s cut and paste the same thing over and over again ?? Ha ?

  189. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's some first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    And who was aiding and abetting in this child abuse? The overseas supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. Some of these child abusing criminals live in the US.

    They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil children.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obssessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka :)

  190. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's some first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    And who was aiding and abetting in this child abuse? The overseas supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. Some of these child abusing criminals live in the US.

    They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil children.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obssessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka :)

  191. Rip Van Winkle

    Hey you ….the Repo – man !!

    Hey king of fools, your type of people can be seen in I.D.H. (Angoda), when they see the “Doctor” they say “This fool is troubling us”.

    Go there and enjoy your life with your friends, it is completely free of charge. OK. :)

  192. Rip Van Winkle !!

    Don’t paint all minorities with the same tarbush..
    Not every minority is unreasonable and demands that the country be broken into pieces. Most minorities really want peace. So do watch how you frame your words.

  193. The Sinhalese created a monster in the name of Rajapakse to win the war.

    Then once again in the last election, they fed the monster with all their votes to keep it in power

    Do Sri Lankans think that now they are done with the monster, they could easily get rid of it?

    The monster is there to stay and it’s stronger than ever!!!

    This monster is holding All the power in Sri Lanka and is more dangerous than anyone.

    He is enjoying unchallenged power to finish off anyone who he is suspicious of.

    This monster interns or finishes off suspects without any witness to how they are tortured or disposed.

    So in the retrospect let us see in real terms what this monster has achieved since the so called peace dawned on this country.

    1. A defense budget allocation that surpassed all wartime defense budgets.
    2. Loss of GSP plus resulting in daily closure of garment factories.
    3. Escalation in prices of Bread/Gas/and most essentials.
    4. Appointment of UN panel to probe rights abuses.
    5. Demolition of legal/illegal structures of people occupying them for decades.
    6. Budget allocation to family held ministries totaling 70% 0f budget.
    7. Further suppression of media and journalists.
    8. Targeted registration of Tamils thus discriminating minorities.
    9. Embracing friends like China, Myanmar, Iran, Russia.(Birds of feather…….)
    10. Slowly killing the population with increasing COL and repression.

    Keep up the good work.

  194. The island of Sri Lanka is / will ALWAYS be ONE nation…
    a multi-ethnic & multi-religious nation…
    it will NEVER be divided…
    either to make AI happy & get more $$$…

    The “Dream” of Eelam is over…both in Sri Lanka & on this website…
    Maybe more LTTE “Showboats” sailing to Canada…
    with terrorists…
    may someday solve the problem…
    a Tamil drug gang controlled Eelam in Toronto…

  195. Krishna !

    I have pointed out some stuff and unless you say what I have said wrong there, you are the one who would be considered a fool – Just calling people fools won’t help unless you prove ! (Like me proving you an Ape :) )

    Aja – We are Sri Lankans – No Minorities or Majorities – Eat a Mango and you will realize how !!

  196. Chula W

    Strange !!

    How it could be ONE nation and multi-ethnic & multi-religious ?

    You depiction of Sri Lanka does not make any sense ???

    You can’t vacillate between these two ?

    I can understand why you are in a precarious position ?

    There are absolutes that can’t be negotiated out of existence.

  197. Rohan

    Well said

    President Brother, US citizen, Gotabaya’s Buddha dhamma words
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”. This is what they did in the GENOCIDE ZONE.

    ———————-

    Rip Van Winkle

    Please , don’t lie

    SLA soldiers do rape !!!!!!

    6 SLA soldiers rape young Tamil mother in Visuvamadu

    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.

  198. Sivasri

    Re your negative comment on President Rajapakse….
    and of Sri Lanka's friendship with China..
    Vast majority of Sri Lankans are proud to have voted in President Rajapake & his party to power…

    Sivasri…get used to it…President Rajapakse will be in power,
    at least for the next 7 years…

    See what Reuters India has to say….
    http://in.reuters.com/article/idINSGE670012201008

    Obviously Sri Lanka will be developed ….
    even if opposed by " Eelaam " Economic " refugees…

    Sri Lankan citizens …proudly of Tamil Heritage…
    are helping President Rajapakse to develop Sri Lanka…
    among them KP & Karuna….

  199. More information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your ‘Representatives’.

    Please be sure to tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka’s LTTE’s Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE’s Child Abuse policy.

    Here’s some first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk’s Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    And who was aiding and abetting in this child abuse? The overseas supporters of ‘Eelam’ now hypocritically crying about ‘war crimes’ and similar nonsense. Some of these child abusing criminals live in the US.

    They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL’s Tamil children.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka’s fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of ‘human rights’ advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obssessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka :)

  200. Arokyanathan…

    I said – QUOTE – " The island of Sri Lanka is / will ALWAYS be ONE nation…
    a multi-ethnic & multi-religious nation…
    it will NEVER be divided "……

    You Commented – QUOTE – " Strange !!
    How it could be ONE nation and multi-ethnic & multi-religious ?
    You depiction of Sri Lanka does not make any sense " ???

    this clearly shows your racist "Eelaam" frame of mind…

    Here are examples of some Nations –
    that are " ONE Nation…yet multi-ethnic & multi-religious" …..
    MOST nations in the modern world are "Multi-ethnic & multi-religious"
    just a few…go find the others by yourself…

    Canada – USA – Brazil – UK – France – Germany – Russia – South Africa – India – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Australia – New Zealand….SRI LANKA…

    Tamil "Economic" refugees are creating multi-ethnic & multi-religious enclaves in various other nations…

    Only in your dream world of "Eelaam" did your "SunGoat" Praba tried to & failed to create a Racist Tamil nation…

  201. Sivasri

    Re your negative comment on President Rajapakse….
    and of Sri Lanka's friendship with China..
    Vast majority of Sri Lankans are proud to have voted in President Rajapake & his party to power…

    Sivasri…get used to it…President Rajapakse will be in power,
    at least for the next 7 years…

    See what Reuters India has to say….
    http://in.reuters.com/article/idINSGE670012201008

    Obviously Sri Lanka will be developed ….
    even if opposed by " Eelaam " Economic " refugees…

    Sri Lankan citizens …proudly of Tamil Heritage…
    are helping President Rajapakse to develop Sri Lanka…
    among them KP & Karuna….

  202. Sivasri

    Re your negative comment on President Rajapakse….
    and of Sri Lanka's friendship with China..
    Vast majority of Sri Lankans are proud to have voted in President Rajapake & his party to power…

    Sivasri…get used to it…President Rajapakse will be in power,
    at least for the next 7 years…

    See what Reuters India has to say….
    http://in.reuters.com/article/idINSGE670012201008

    Obviously Sri Lanka will be developed ….
    even if opposed by " Eelaam " Economic " refugees…

    Sri Lankan citizens …proudly of Tamil Heritage…
    are helping President Rajapakse to develop Sri Lanka…
    among them KP & Karuna….

  203. The Sinhalese created a monster in the name of Rajapakse to win the war.

    Then once again in the last election, they fed the monster with all their votes to keep it in power

    Do Sri Lankans think that now they are done with the monster, they could easily get rid of it?

    The monster is there to stay and it’s stronger than ever!!!

    This monster is holding All the power in Sri Lanka and is more dangerous than anyone.

    He is enjoying unchallenged power to finish off anyone who he is suspicious of.

    This monster interns or finishes off suspects without any witness to how they are tortured or disposed.

    So in the retrospect let us see in real terms what this monster has achieved since the so called peace dawned on this country.

    1. A defense budget allocation that surpassed all wartime defense budgets.
    2. Loss of GSP plus resulting in daily closure of garment factories.
    3. Escalation in prices of Bread/Gas/and most essentials.
    4. Appointment of UN panel to probe rights abuses.
    5. Demolition of legal/illegal structures of people occupying them for decades.
    6. Budget allocation to family held ministries totaling 70% 0f budget.
    7. Further suppression of media and journalists.
    8. Targeted registration of Tamils thus discriminating minorities.
    9. Embracing friends like China, Myanmar, Iran, Russia.(Birds of feather…….)
    10. Slowly killing the population with increasing COL and repression.

    Keep up the good work.

  204. Dear Rohan,

    My gratitude for the wealth of truth you ( along with all the other Tamil brothers & sisters here ) provide.

    But i'm indebted even more to your critiques & critical observations.

    For oppressed nations need to give birth to their own thinkers, scholars & historians who encapsulate the lessons of history for them & all of us.

    EXCELLENT, your critique of Tamil diaspora NGO "aid" to lanka. That commentary was superbly reasoned.

    You made some fine contributions here that have been reached by other colonised nations as well.

    Like your point that war & its hostilities cannot be considered concluded unless a treaty of agreement is reached by the historically opposing sides.

    Likewise your point that reconciliation or peace cannot to be confused with the creation of a "servicing" community of the conquered to build the edifice of their own oppression for the conquerors.

    ***

    Your later commentary on history equally provides many elements that can serve as stepping stones for your & other oppressed peoples.

    Your question about the Treaty of Amiens & Britain's unfulfilled duty to the Tamils is extremely valid.

    Britain is hugely responsible for creating, around the globe, the exploding / failed nationstates of today made up of historically incompatible peoples.

    *****

    i agree with your point about national lib movements always having struck at noncombatants of the oppressing side.

    But i don't agree with you that the Zionist movement hat formed israel was a national lib movement.

    It was a settler imperialist movement which invaded Palestine & drove out the indigenous people.

    Thank you nevertheless for your fine overall contributions.

    *****

    As for Rip Van Winkle, i'd speak to one point he makes.

    According to him, a Hitler or a Hitler – like genocide can only be said to happen when a genocidal force in question tries to kill every member of the people it attacks.

    By this "logic", Europe's slave trade from Africa can't be called "Hitlerian" genocide, even though millions were concentrated, transported & killed in it.

    This point was originally made by a US professor, who said the Puritan massacres of the Pequot Indians couldn't be called genocide, because some Pequots did escape the slaughter intended for them.

    Such a viewpoint has been drummed out & rubbished both academically & globally.

    The definition of genocide is the deliberate destruction of a people, however far it may extend or fall short.

    Not did Hitler kill every Jew "in sight", as Mr. "Van Winkle" would have it.

    As for the vulgarly racist language deliberately flaunted by Mr. "Van Winkle", it reminds one of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", the white genocide in the Congo, & the phrase from that age,"Exterminate the brutes."

    We see in the revival of this language here the proud, brave new declarations of the Sinhalese chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

  205. I strongly urge Amnesty International to do its homework before launching into
    a misguided effort fueled by Tamil Tiger terrorists who have the funds to corrupt various high officials. There were minimal casualties in the war conducted against the Tigers, although the Tigers attempted to magnify the casualties by killingn their own people, and deploying chemical weapons, creating floods by destroying water reservoirs, and creating human shields. The NGOs complicit with the Tigers mis-reported the events to their advantage. these are well documented.
    Amnesty International should NOT use its efforts in chasing Mirages created by the international disinformation program of the Tamil Tigers.

    Bodhi

  206. Arokyanathan…

    I said – QUOTE – ” The island of Sri Lanka is / will ALWAYS be ONE nation…
    a multi-ethnic & multi-religious nation…
    it will NEVER be divided “……

    You Commented – QUOTE – ” Strange !!
    How it could be ONE nation and multi-ethnic & multi-religious ?
    You depiction of Sri Lanka does not make any sense ” ???

    this clearly shows your racist “Eelaam” frame of mind…

    Here are examples of some Nations -
    that are ” ONE Nation…yet multi-ethnic & multi-religious” …..
    MOST nations in the modern world are “Multi-ethnic & multi-religious”
    just a few…go find the others by yourself…

    Canada – USA – Brazil – UK – France – Germany – Russia – South Africa – India – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Australia – New Zealand….SRI LANKA…

    Tamil “Economic” refugees are creating multi-ethnic & multi-religious enclaves in various other nations…

    Only in your dream world of “Eelaam” did your “SunGoat” Praba tried to & failed to create a Racist Tamil nation…

  207. Sivasri

    Re your negative comment on President Rajapakse….
    and of Sri Lanka’s friendship with China..
    Vast majority of Sri Lankans are proud to have voted in President Rajapake & his party to power…

    Sivasri…get used to it…President Rajapakse will be in power,
    at least for the next 7 years…

    See what Reuters India has to say….

    http://in.reuters.com/article/idINSGE67001220100801?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&rpc=401

    Obviously Sri Lanka will be developed ….
    even if opposed by ” Eelaam ” Economic ” refugees…

    Sri Lankan citizens …proudly of Tamil Heritage…
    are helping President Rajapakse to develop Sri Lanka…
    among them KP & Karuna….

  208. Dear Rohan,

    My gratitude for the wealth of truth you ( along with all the other Tamil brothers & sisters here ) provide.

    But i’m indebted even more to your critiques & critical observations.

    For oppressed nations need to give birth to their own thinkers, scholars & historians who encapsulate the lessons of history for them & all of us.

    EXCELLENT, your critique of Tamil diaspora NGO “aid” to lanka. That commentary was superbly reasoned.

    You made some fine contributions here that have been reached by other colonised nations as well.

    Like your point that war & its hostilities cannot be considered concluded unless a treaty of agreement is reached by the historically opposing sides.

    Likewise your point that reconciliation or peace cannot to be confused with the creation of a “servicing” community of the conquered to build the edifice of their own oppression for the conquerors.

    ***

    Your later commentary on history equally provides many elements that can serve as stepping stones for your & other oppressed peoples.

    Your question about the Treaty of Amiens & Britain’s unfulfilled duty to the Tamils is extremely valid.

    Britain is hugely responsible for creating, around the globe, the exploding / failed nationstates of today made up of historically incompatible peoples.

    *****

    i agree with your point about national lib movements always having struck at noncombatants of the oppressing side.

    But i don’t agree with you that the Zionist movement hat formed israel was a national lib movement.

    It was a settler imperialist movement which invaded Palestine & drove out the indigenous people.

    Thank you nevertheless for your fine overall contributions.

    *****

    As for Rip Van Winkle, i’d speak to one point he makes.

    According to him, a Hitler or a Hitler – like genocide can only be said to happen when a genocidal force in question tries to kill every member of the people it attacks.

    By this “logic”, Europe’s slave trade from Africa can’t be called “Hitlerian” genocide, even though millions were concentrated, transported & killed in it.

    This point was originally made by a US professor, who said the Puritan massacres of the Pequot Indians couldn’t be called genocide, because some Pequots did escape the slaughter intended for them.

    Such a viewpoint has been drummed out & rubbished both academically & globally.

    The definition of genocide is the deliberate destruction of a people, however far it may extend or fall short.

    Not did Hitler kill every Jew “in sight”, as Mr. “Van Winkle” would have it.

    As for the vulgarly racist language deliberately flaunted by Mr. “Van Winkle”, it reminds one of Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”, the white genocide in the Congo, & the phrase from that age,”Exterminate the brutes.”

    We see in the revival of this language here the proud, brave new declarations of the Sinhalese chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

  209. I strongly urge Amnesty International to do its homework before launching into
    a misguided effort fueled by Tamil Tiger terrorists who have the funds to corrupt various high officials. There were minimal casualties in the war conducted against the Tigers, although the Tigers attempted to magnify the casualties by killingn their own people, and deploying chemical weapons, creating floods by destroying water reservoirs, and creating human shields. The NGOs complicit with the Tigers mis-reported the events to their advantage. these are well documented.
    Amnesty International should NOT use its efforts in chasing Mirages created by the international disinformation program of the Tamil Tigers.

    Bodhi

  210. KP’s Appeal for Aid for the Tamil People in Sri Lanka through NERDO

    Web Site Editor’s Preamble: This letter under the official letterhead of NERDO with the typed authorship of “T. S. Pathmanathan,” was sent to me by a Tamil activist in Australia who has been in touch with KP and is assisting one aspect of his programme, namely, teaching former Tiger students sitting for GCE exams.

    July 27, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to invite you to become a partner in our effort to alleviate the hardships of our people in the post-war rebuilding and empowerment, of the war victims. 

    Every nation has their own share of their own problems. The problems of the Tamils must be dealt by all people at home and abroad.   Be assured that our objectives are humanitarian and also would strive for self-respect, brotherhood, just peace, eradicate poverty and self-reliance.

     We need your help. We need it now. We need your physical, intellectual and financial contribution. We need your advice and plans. We want to count on your experiences and effective execution of this mercy mission.

    We will cooperate with you to devise project plans. We will assist you in the execution of the projects, monitor the milestones and finally successful delivery of the projects. We will report you on the account regularly and audit the projects. You will have the democratic choice to select the project for the best interest of the people. You can visit the project location and see for yourselves and even run the projects. Transparency of the projects is assured.

     Our people endured an inhumane war in their history of Sri Lanka.  Post-war challenges after the bitter war, loss of lives and limbs & trauma perpetrated untold sufferings have paralysed normal life. However we as people, have to rise beyond the adversity and need to march forward for the emancipation of all and to live in equality, security, self-respect and peace.

    The needs of our people are enormous. Everyone has a role to play from orphanages to elderly homes, enhance the lives of physically-challenged to mentally-challenged, from relief needs to rehabilitation needs. Please join us if you have the desire to make the change in the important phase of our history.
    Our younger generations have missed a lot in education for decades. Urgent action is required on education from primary schools to adult education, from vocational training to technical training. Absences of educated and skilled workers disable the development of the society.

    Without professional education and training we will have no one to take forward the rebuilding of our people. There are thousands of incarcerated Tamil youths who need to be educated professionally to lead a normal life, to develop the socio economy of the war affected areas in order to bring back normalcy in each and every victim’s life.  This is our main task.

     Many widows and disabled seek your support for livelihood projects. The people of Vanni and Vakarai had been impoverished in their own land and others in those areas have left now. Many people are living below poverty line. Unless the active support arrives in time for these victims, they can be driven to despair.

    They have hardly any savings left to start their life again.  The continuing adversity is dampening their enthusiasm and the only hope they have is you. If you cannot help them, who else can?

     Yours faithfully,
                ………………………
                      T.S.Pathmanathan
                       Sec/Nerdo

    Link to original story: http://tinyurl.com/32sccvz

  211. Even more information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'

    Tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's first-hand evidence from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    Who was aiding and abetting this child abuse? The US-resident supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil kids.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obsessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka.

    Typical of AI, that my comments are being 'held for moderation' whilst the Eelamist mules get free rein to continue their cut-n'-paste' postings. What's the matter, AI? Don't you like being contradicted? :)

  212. Nathan !

    American Soldiers were accused of Raping Iraqi women and Afghan Women. So were the British soldiers – This is something that happens during war I guess – Not that I or anyone else justifies this act, but, it does seem to happen. This was true for even your LTTE Apes – They not only raped, but, murdered the victims. That is probably the difference a Terrorist and an army soldier.

    One of the grandfathers in a make shift camp raped his granddaughter – they were Tamils. So, for a normal none-impotent human, keeping their equipment inside their pants seems to be an issue immaterial of ethnicity – Again, Not that you justify it. However, I vehemently condemn you pointing out a mere incident or two to disgrace the SLA who actually carried on their own shoulders your Grandmothers and Pregnant Wives to safety from the brutality of Terrorism.

    Sivasri !

    For me it is quite funny when I read comments from you about Rajapakse being a monster after you had to report to a CEO of a Terrorist organization (Piribaharan) who was well known for his brutality. So, let me not go there.

    As for the 10 points you have noted down !!

    1. A defense budget allocation that surpassed all wartime defense budgets. – seldom you idiotic apes would know that this budget also includes the development budget for the war effected area as UDA now comes under the defense ministry. As we all know, no new arms were purchased, but, all the budgets allocated are utilized as welfare and development in the northern region. – So there goes your argument flushed down the toilet bowl !!

    2. Loss of GSP plus resulting in daily closure of garment factories.
    You might as well thank your "Saviours" Amnesty and HRW for this. Actually, countries like Malaysia, Thailand etc, did not have GSP, but, developed without. So, it is not a major issue – however, the people who should take blame for this is not the GOSL who actually ensured that rehabilitated former LTTE female cadres got work in factories, but, the LTTE diaspora who wanted the GSP banned – So, another mistake done by Apes !!

    3. Escalation in prices of Bread/Gas/and most essentials.
    How about the countries that you live in ?? Is it the same price you pay for the Gas, Fuel etc. that you paid 2-3 years back ?? In economic terms we call it inflation and it is way above your ape brains to understand it.

    4. Appointment of UN panel to probe rights abuses.
    Monkey Moon did this and many countries of UN are with SL opposing it – you will see the results in the next election for election of general secretary for UN!!

    5. Demolition of legal/illegal structures of people occupying them for decades.
    If legal, it would have been compensated, illegal – they anyway need to go – this is called development and it is again a bit too above for creatures living in trees. Ask USA whether they have the same building they had in 1930's still in Manhattan (may be apart from a few like Empire State Building) – May be you will see the light..

    6. Budget allocation to family held ministries totaling 70% 0f budget.
    You sound like a UNP guys desperate to get in to power. If they do some work, SL public would not care whether it is family or the family dog. We want to see the country develop.

    7. Further suppression of media and journalists.
    We don't see it – only you do – surprising !!

    8. Targeted registration of Tamils thus discriminating minorities.
    If no registration happened for almost 30 years, what do u expect ?? We got registered in 2008 last – so why do we (i.e. out side north) register again ? Again another stupid, out of context post !!

    9. Embracing friends like China, Myanmar, Iran, Russia.(Birds of feather…….)
    None of your business ya ? I choose the friends I want, not whom you want – I choose friends that I am comfortable with – they haven't done any bad anyway. Better be with Birds than with Monkeys with swords in hand ha ?

    10. Slowly killing the population with increasing COL and repression.
    Again a myth – We see more businesses blooming and the GDP increasing – so – your argument – down the drain again !!

    Go eat a banana and try figure out better arguments for next round !!

    Round 1 over – Ting Ting Ting !!

  213. A(ss) Savage !!

    It is pathetic fools like you who encourage people like Rohan to copy and paste articles from others to these posts – most importantly, you find the nerve to congratulate him for breaking copyright issues !!!

    Anyways, let me get to the point where you try to white wash the Good Hilters from bad ones !!

    First of all, go find a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word Genocide !!!
    (Basically it's a systematic approach of one ethnic group of eliminating another ethnic group – and the motives would be pretty clear to the out side world)

    Now, Hitler said it in public that he would get rid of all Jews !

    Does this happen in Sri Lanka ?????????????????????

    No one thinks so – We loved our Lakshman Kadiragamar whom the Apes of LTTE killed and we love our national hero Murali. The same way, we love all our fellow Sri Lankans and this has nothing to do with the ethnic group they belong to !

    But, we hate Terrorists and we are all out to eliminate them – but, unfortunately, Genocide is not the term used by her Majesty the Queens language to describe Elimination of Terrorists !

    I would also like to you to elaborate on my vulgar racist language – Did I make a racists comment by saying that I love my Tamil brotheren ?? Ooops – Sorry – but I really do and you can call me a racist for that !!

    A(ss) S !! – Time you have a few Bananas and may be a Mango !!

  214. A(ss) S !

    Also, would like to see you comment on more points that on 1 point as you have mentioned !! Chicken for that ???

  215. KP’s Appeal for Aid for the Tamil People in Sri Lanka through NERDO

    Web Site Editor’s Preamble: This letter under the official letterhead of NERDO with the typed authorship of “T. S. Pathmanathan,” was sent to me by a Tamil activist in Australia who has been in touch with KP and is assisting one aspect of his programme, namely, teaching former Tiger students sitting for GCE exams.

    July 27, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to invite you to become a partner in our effort to alleviate the hardships of our people in the post-war rebuilding and empowerment, of the war victims. 

    Every nation has their own share of their own problems. The problems of the Tamils must be dealt by all people at home and abroad.   Be assured that our objectives are humanitarian and also would strive for self-respect, brotherhood, just peace, eradicate poverty and self-reliance.

     We need your help. We need it now. We need your physical, intellectual and financial contribution. We need your advice and plans. We want to count on your experiences and effective execution of this mercy mission.

    We will cooperate with you to devise project plans. We will assist you in the execution of the projects, monitor the milestones and finally successful delivery of the projects. We will report you on the account regularly and audit the projects. You will have the democratic choice to select the project for the best interest of the people. You can visit the project location and see for yourselves and even run the projects. Transparency of the projects is assured.

     Our people endured an inhumane war in their history of Sri Lanka.  Post-war challenges after the bitter war, loss of lives and limbs & trauma perpetrated untold sufferings have paralysed normal life. However we as people, have to rise beyond the adversity and need to march forward for the emancipation of all and to live in equality, security, self-respect and peace.

    The needs of our people are enormous. Everyone has a role to play from orphanages to elderly homes, enhance the lives of physically-challenged to mentally-challenged, from relief needs to rehabilitation needs. Please join us if you have the desire to make the change in the important phase of our history.
    Our younger generations have missed a lot in education for decades. Urgent action is required on education from primary schools to adult education, from vocational training to technical training. Absences of educated and skilled workers disable the development of the society.

    Without professional education and training we will have no one to take forward the rebuilding of our people. There are thousands of incarcerated Tamil youths who need to be educated professionally to lead a normal life, to develop the socio economy of the war affected areas in order to bring back normalcy in each and every victim’s life.  This is our main task.

     Many widows and disabled seek your support for livelihood projects. The people of Vanni and Vakarai had been impoverished in their own land and others in those areas have left now. Many people are living below poverty line. Unless the active support arrives in time for these victims, they can be driven to despair.

    They have hardly any savings left to start their life again.  The continuing adversity is dampening their enthusiasm and the only hope they have is you. If you cannot help them, who else can?

     Yours faithfully,
                ………………………
                      T.S.Pathmanathan
                       Sec/Nerdo

    Link to original story: http://tinyurl.com/32sccvz

  216. KP’s Appeal for Aid for the Tamil People in Sri Lanka through NERDO

    Web Site Editor’s Preamble: This letter under the official letterhead of NERDO with the typed authorship of “T. S. Pathmanathan,” was sent to me by a Tamil activist in Australia who has been in touch with KP and is assisting one aspect of his programme, namely, teaching former Tiger students sitting for GCE exams.

    July 27, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to invite you to become a partner in our effort to alleviate the hardships of our people in the post-war rebuilding and empowerment, of the war victims. 

    Every nation has their own share of their own problems. The problems of the Tamils must be dealt by all people at home and abroad.   Be assured that our objectives are humanitarian and also would strive for self-respect, brotherhood, just peace, eradicate poverty and self-reliance.

     We need your help. We need it now. We need your physical, intellectual and financial contribution. We need your advice and plans. We want to count on your experiences and effective execution of this mercy mission.

    We will cooperate with you to devise project plans. We will assist you in the execution of the projects, monitor the milestones and finally successful delivery of the projects. We will report you on the account regularly and audit the projects. You will have the democratic choice to select the project for the best interest of the people. You can visit the project location and see for yourselves and even run the projects. Transparency of the projects is assured.

     Our people endured an inhumane war in their history of Sri Lanka.  Post-war challenges after the bitter war, loss of lives and limbs & trauma perpetrated untold sufferings have paralysed normal life. However we as people, have to rise beyond the adversity and need to march forward for the emancipation of all and to live in equality, security, self-respect and peace.

    The needs of our people are enormous. Everyone has a role to play from orphanages to elderly homes, enhance the lives of physically-challenged to mentally-challenged, from relief needs to rehabilitation needs. Please join us if you have the desire to make the change in the important phase of our history.
    Our younger generations have missed a lot in education for decades. Urgent action is required on education from primary schools to adult education, from vocational training to technical training. Absences of educated and skilled workers disable the development of the society.

    Without professional education and training we will have no one to take forward the rebuilding of our people. There are thousands of incarcerated Tamil youths who need to be educated professionally to lead a normal life, to develop the socio economy of the war affected areas in order to bring back normalcy in each and every victim’s life.  This is our main task.

     Many widows and disabled seek your support for livelihood projects. The people of Vanni and Vakarai had been impoverished in their own land and others in those areas have left now. Many people are living below poverty line. Unless the active support arrives in time for these victims, they can be driven to despair.

    They have hardly any savings left to start their life again.  The continuing adversity is dampening their enthusiasm and the only hope they have is you. If you cannot help them, who else can?

     Yours faithfully,
                ………………………
                      T.S.Pathmanathan
                       Sec/Nerdo

    Link to original story: http://tinyurl.com/32sccvz

  217. Even more information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'

    Tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's first-hand evidence from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    Who was aiding and abetting this child abuse? The US-resident supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil kids.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obsessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka.

    Typical of AI, that my comments are being 'held for moderation' whilst the Eelamist mules get free rein to continue their cut-n'-paste' postings. What's the matter, AI? Don't you like being contradicted? :)

  218. Even more information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your 'Representatives'

    Tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka's LTTE's Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE's Child Abuse policy.

    Here's first-hand evidence from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    Who was aiding and abetting this child abuse? The US-resident supporters of 'Eelam' now hypocritically crying about 'war crimes' and similar nonsense. They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL's Tamil kids.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka's fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of 'human rights' advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obsessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka.

    Typical of AI, that my comments are being 'held for moderation' whilst the Eelamist mules get free rein to continue their cut-n'-paste' postings. What's the matter, AI? Don't you like being contradicted? :)

  219. Shameless Sri Lanka is using the prisoner KP to squeeze every penny from the Tamil Diaspora under pretense of “rehabilitation “ of prisoners .

    What a joke !! :) :) :)

    Rehabilitation and amnesty was promised 14 month ago and nothing happened also the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) , independent media organizations are still forbidden to visit the prisoners in notorious Sri Lankan prison-camps where torture is prevalent.

    More lies and broken promises from the ruthless Rajapakse regime.

    We, the Tamils are not fooled by these shameless lies and will not give the
    money to fill Rajapakse’s pockets !!!!!!

  220. A shocking use of KP, a prisoner in notorious Sri Lankan jail where torture is prevalent .

    KP was kidnapped in the Malaysian capital in August, 2009, was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka and was subjected to brutal torture there.

    Please don’t give a light of the day to this despicable propaganda or we will engcourage further kidnappings and torture

  221. Hiranthi says "KP was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka!"

    HA, HA, HA, HA. HA HA HA.

    If that was the case the Malaysian Government would have protested to Sri Lanka and even suspended diplomatic ties. 'Hiranthi' talks as if KP's Master Prabhakaran – the assassin of Rajiv Gandhi among others – respected any international law!. Small wonder that his criminal outfit was banned in around 30 countries. Imagine the nerve of these hypocrites to talk of illegality. Please remember that Israel abducted Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann from Argentina, made him stand trial for his crimes and executed him in 1961. That way KP is very lucky. He is provided with all the comforts as long as he cooperates with the legally elected government.

  222. Nathan !

    American Soldiers were accused of Raping Iraqi women and Afghan Women. So were the British soldiers – This is something that happens during war I guess – Not that I or anyone else justifies this act, but, it does seem to happen. This was true for even your LTTE Apes – They not only raped, but, murdered the victims. That is probably the difference a Terrorist and an army soldier.

    One of the grandfathers in a make shift camp raped his granddaughter – they were Tamils. So, for a normal none-impotent human, keeping their equipment inside their pants seems to be an issue immaterial of ethnicity – Again, Not that you justify it. However, I vehemently condemn you pointing out a mere incident or two to disgrace the SLA who actually carried on their own shoulders your Grandmothers and Pregnant Wives to safety from the brutality of Terrorism.

    Sivasri !

    For me it is quite funny when I read comments from you about Rajapakse being a monster after you had to report to a CEO of a Terrorist organization (Piribaharan) who was well known for his brutality. So, let me not go there.

    As for the 10 points you have noted down !!

    1. A defense budget allocation that surpassed all wartime defense budgets. – seldom you idiotic apes would know that this budget also includes the development budget for the war effected area as UDA now comes under the defense ministry. As we all know, no new arms were purchased, but, all the budgets allocated are utilized as welfare and development in the northern region. – So there goes your argument flushed down the toilet bowl !!

    2. Loss of GSP plus resulting in daily closure of garment factories.
    You might as well thank your “Saviours” Amnesty and HRW for this. Actually, countries like Malaysia, Thailand etc, did not have GSP, but, developed without. So, it is not a major issue – however, the people who should take blame for this is not the GOSL who actually ensured that rehabilitated former LTTE female cadres got work in factories, but, the LTTE diaspora who wanted the GSP banned – So, another mistake done by Apes !!

    3. Escalation in prices of Bread/Gas/and most essentials.
    How about the countries that you live in ?? Is it the same price you pay for the Gas, Fuel etc. that you paid 2-3 years back ?? In economic terms we call it inflation and it is way above your ape brains to understand it.

    4. Appointment of UN panel to probe rights abuses.
    Monkey Moon did this and many countries of UN are with SL opposing it – you will see the results in the next election for election of general secretary for UN!!

    5. Demolition of legal/illegal structures of people occupying them for decades.
    If legal, it would have been compensated, illegal – they anyway need to go – this is called development and it is again a bit too above for creatures living in trees. Ask USA whether they have the same building they had in 1930′s still in Manhattan (may be apart from a few like Empire State Building) – May be you will see the light..

    6. Budget allocation to family held ministries totaling 70% 0f budget.
    You sound like a UNP guys desperate to get in to power. If they do some work, SL public would not care whether it is family or the family dog. We want to see the country develop.

    7. Further suppression of media and journalists.
    We don’t see it – only you do – surprising !!

    8. Targeted registration of Tamils thus discriminating minorities.
    If no registration happened for almost 30 years, what do u expect ?? We got registered in 2008 last – so why do we (i.e. out side north) register again ? Again another stupid, out of context post !!

    9. Embracing friends like China, Myanmar, Iran, Russia.(Birds of feather…….)
    None of your business ya ? I choose the friends I want, not whom you want – I choose friends that I am comfortable with – they haven’t done any bad anyway. Better be with Birds than with Monkeys with swords in hand ha ?

    10. Slowly killing the population with increasing COL and repression.
    Again a myth – We see more businesses blooming and the GDP increasing – so – your argument – down the drain again !!

    Go eat a banana and try figure out better arguments for next round !!

    Round 1 over – Ting Ting Ting !!

  223. A(ss) Savage !!

    It is pathetic fools like you who encourage people like Rohan to copy and paste articles from others to these posts – most importantly, you find the nerve to congratulate him for breaking copyright issues !!!

    Anyways, let me get to the point where you try to white wash the Good Hilters from bad ones !!

    First of all, go find a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word Genocide !!!
    (Basically it’s a systematic approach of one ethnic group of eliminating another ethnic group – and the motives would be pretty clear to the out side world)

    Now, Hitler said it in public that he would get rid of all Jews !

    Does this happen in Sri Lanka ?????????????????????

    No one thinks so – We loved our Lakshman Kadiragamar whom the Apes of LTTE killed and we love our national hero Murali. The same way, we love all our fellow Sri Lankans and this has nothing to do with the ethnic group they belong to !

    But, we hate Terrorists and we are all out to eliminate them – but, unfortunately, Genocide is not the term used by her Majesty the Queens language to describe Elimination of Terrorists !

    I would also like to you to elaborate on my vulgar racist language – Did I make a racists comment by saying that I love my Tamil brotheren ?? Ooops – Sorry – but I really do and you can call me a racist for that !!

    A(ss) S !! – Time you have a few Bananas and may be a Mango !!

  224. A(ss) S !

    Also, would like to see you comment on more points that on 1 point as you have mentioned !! Chicken for that ???

  225. @ Mango: Thanks for taking the time to share your views on our blog. Rest assured that your comments are not being censored as you claim. However, your comments are held up in our blog’s Spam filter because they often contain excessive linking or are very lengthy. To ensure your comments are posted in a timely fashion, please do not include more than 2 links in your comments and try to keep your comments to a reasonable length.

  226. KP’s Appeal for Aid for the Tamil People in Sri Lanka through NERDO

    Web Site Editor’s Preamble: This letter under the official letterhead of NERDO with the typed authorship of “T. S. Pathmanathan,” was sent to me by a Tamil activist in Australia who has been in touch with KP and is assisting one aspect of his programme, namely, teaching former Tiger students sitting for GCE exams.

    July 27, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am writing to invite you to become a partner in our effort to alleviate the hardships of our people in the post-war rebuilding and empowerment, of the war victims. 

    Every nation has their own share of their own problems. The problems of the Tamils must be dealt by all people at home and abroad.   Be assured that our objectives are humanitarian and also would strive for self-respect, brotherhood, just peace, eradicate poverty and self-reliance.

     We need your help. We need it now. We need your physical, intellectual and financial contribution. We need your advice and plans. We want to count on your experiences and effective execution of this mercy mission.

    We will cooperate with you to devise project plans. We will assist you in the execution of the projects, monitor the milestones and finally successful delivery of the projects. We will report you on the account regularly and audit the projects. You will have the democratic choice to select the project for the best interest of the people. You can visit the project location and see for yourselves and even run the projects. Transparency of the projects is assured.

     Our people endured an inhumane war in their history of Sri Lanka.  Post-war challenges after the bitter war, loss of lives and limbs & trauma perpetrated untold sufferings have paralysed normal life. However we as people, have to rise beyond the adversity and need to march forward for the emancipation of all and to live in equality, security, self-respect and peace.

    The needs of our people are enormous. Everyone has a role to play from orphanages to elderly homes, enhance the lives of physically-challenged to mentally-challenged, from relief needs to rehabilitation needs. Please join us if you have the desire to make the change in the important phase of our history.
    Our younger generations have missed a lot in education for decades. Urgent action is required on education from primary schools to adult education, from vocational training to technical training. Absences of educated and skilled workers disable the development of the society.

    Without professional education and training we will have no one to take forward the rebuilding of our people. There are thousands of incarcerated Tamil youths who need to be educated professionally to lead a normal life, to develop the socio economy of the war affected areas in order to bring back normalcy in each and every victim’s life.  This is our main task.

     Many widows and disabled seek your support for livelihood projects. The people of Vanni and Vakarai had been impoverished in their own land and others in those areas have left now. Many people are living below poverty line. Unless the active support arrives in time for these victims, they can be driven to despair.

    They have hardly any savings left to start their life again.  The continuing adversity is dampening their enthusiasm and the only hope they have is you. If you cannot help them, who else can?

     Yours faithfully,
                ………………………
                      T.S.Pathmanathan
                       Sec/Nerdo

    Link to original story: http://tinyurl.com/32sccvz

  227. Even more information for US citizens on their way to to Demand Accountability for Sri Lanka Crimes with your ‘Representatives’

    Tell your Representatives about the Sri Lanka’s LTTE’s Child Soldier REHABILITATION Policy and the LTTE’s Child Abuse policy.

    Here’s first-hand evidence from BBC HARDtalk’s Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5U5NB9Mk0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sF0boy8fvQ

    Who was aiding and abetting this child abuse? The US-resident supporters of ‘Eelam’ now hypocritically crying about ‘war crimes’ and similar nonsense. They want your support. Do not support them in their perverted desire to keep alive the SL conflict and increase the probability of more child abuse occurring amongst SL’s Tamil kids.

    And who was hindering Sri Lanka’s fight against the LTTE? Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the usual cabal of ‘human rights’ advocacy groups.

    Read the ethnicity-obsessed, racist rantings of LTTE supporters on this blog and see for your self their madness. They even whine and complain about the ethnicity of a magistrate being posted to a part of Sri Lanka.

    Typical of AI, that my comments are being ‘held for moderation’ whilst the Eelamist mules get free rein to continue their cut-n’-paste’ postings. What’s the matter, AI? Don’t you like being contradicted? :)

  228. Shameless Sri Lanka is using the prisoner KP to squeeze every penny from the Tamil Diaspora under pretense of “rehabilitation “ of prisoners .

    What a joke !! :) :) :)

    Rehabilitation and amnesty was promised 14 month ago and nothing happened also the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) , independent media organizations are still forbidden to visit the prisoners in notorious Sri Lankan prison-camps where torture is prevalent.

    More lies and broken promises from the ruthless Rajapakse regime.

    We, the Tamils are not fooled by these shameless lies and will not give the
    money to fill Rajapakse’s pockets !!!!!!

  229. A shocking use of KP, a prisoner in notorious Sri Lankan jail where torture is prevalent .

    KP was kidnapped in the Malaysian capital in August, 2009, was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka and was subjected to brutal torture there.

    Please don’t give a light of the day to this despicable propaganda or we will engcourage further kidnappings and torture

  230. US law makers should learn something from Sri Lanka. The scorched-earth policy, use of uranium weapons etc., in Irak, Napalam and agent orange in Vietnam, are standard fare for the US.

    In contrast, he Sri Lankana govt. actually created
    a no-fire zone and gave the LTTE terrorists to surrender. Instead, they attacked their own people and used them as human shields.
    Tamils like KPathmanatha, Piliyyan, Devanatha, and even Ananada sangarre are supportive of the government.

  231. Dear Editors,

    Appreciate the reply & the reasons for filtering. It's good that you're keeping an eye on this Groundhog Day-like 'conversation'.

    I'll endeavour to be even more succinct than usual and on this we can all agree; excessive verbiage must be mercilessly crushed as the LTTE was in May 2009. :)

  232. Hiranthi says “KP was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka!”

    HA, HA, HA, HA. HA HA HA.

    If that was the case the Malaysian Government would have protested to Sri Lanka and even suspended diplomatic ties. ‘Hiranthi’ talks as if KP’s Master Prabhakaran – the assassin of Rajiv Gandhi among others – respected any international law!. Small wonder that his criminal outfit was banned in around 30 countries. Imagine the nerve of these hypocrites to talk of illegality. Please remember that Israel abducted Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann from Argentina, made him stand trial for his crimes and executed him in 1961. That way KP is very lucky. He is provided with all the comforts as long as he cooperates with the legally elected government.

  233. Don’t forget Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan. Talking, debating, visiting these places most of these Representatives earned big pay checks. US has failed on all missions. Now it’s clear that NGO’s, INGO’s, UN, AI, with the backing of USA, trying their best to punish Sri Lanka for eradicating Terrorism. Many lost their big pay checks that was paid by LTTE. Where was all these big talkers when real killings were carried out by LTTE? They were in their dens collecting big money to keep their mouth shut. I urge every Representative go spend few minutes visiting this site and learn about the real truth. http://www.spur.asn.au/chronology_of_suicide_bomb

  234. Mango and another his alter egos ( Eelam delenda est –is his latest )is constantly complaining about the Freedom of Speech on AI when in Sri Lanka none ( with the exception of the Rajapaksa and his ruthless cronies ) have Freedom of Speech

    The shadow of fear that hovers behind every conversation. It does not stop at that. A well known Sri Lankan newspaper editor frequently and consistently is bombarded with editorial matter where people across the board from all walks of life plead for their identity to remain anonymous or if having authored an article themselves for it to be carried under a pseudonym.

    Why is almost everybody across the board still afraid to speak out or be identified as having done so publicly?

    When one of the most senior editors in thisSri Lanka requests anonymity on a matter of press freedom it surely brings to the fore that the war maybe over but Sri Lankans have created monsters , the Rajapaksa clan which is much more dangerous and destructive to Sri Lanka.

    As we all know, the Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity –have paid a heavy price under this regime.

    This Sri Lankan government has literally got away with murder. Many journalists have been murdered over the last decade for their coverage of civil war, human rights, politics, military affairs, and corruption. Not a single conviction has been obtained in any of the cases.

    What makes the Rajapaksa regime specially sick is that sovereignty is been used to deprive the people of this country their basic democratic rights and establish a one family dictatorship at any cost.

    The fear runs silent over this island nation.

    Some Sri Lankan journalists have installed CCTV outside their homes: that way if a white van comes to get them – the goons who abduct journalists always come in white vans – at least they will get a little warning.

  235. KILL THE TAMILS – GRAB THEIR LAND – ROB THEIR RESOURCES (OIL)

    Twin brothers, the mass murder culprits, Indian Central Government and Sri Lankan Rajapakse Administration are now getting ready to start drilling for oil in the northwestern coast of Tamil Eelam. In 2008, cunningly, Sri Lankan government signed a Petroleum Resources Agreement with an Indian company ‘Cairn India’ to explore and produce hydro-carbon and natural gas in the basin of Mannar in Tamil Eeam. Mannar basin has eight oil and gas exploration blocks and two of them have been already granted to China and India

    et these crooks who steal what belongs to the Eelam Tamils, explore and drill for oil in their land Sri Lanka, not in our motherland Tamil Eelam. Three more blocks in the Cauvery Basin off the northeastern coast have been identified and demarcated in the land of Tamil Eelam, but so far only one, off the coast of Hambanthota in Sri Lanka. According to the Agreement, Cairn India will start exploration activities in one of the 8 blocks in the Mannar Basin which covers 3,400 sq. km. at depths between 200 to 1,800 meters. We have not only oil but many resources in our land, and we cannot lose those to the invaders.

  236. Young Tamil politician issued with death threat

    A young Tamil politician is issued with death threats and his family has been seriously harassed by the Para military groups in Sri Lanka.

    Mr Aboobucker Mohamed Hassan who is currently completed his studies in the UK, was about to return to Sri Lanka to resume his political and social service for the ethnic minority. He was an independent candidate for provincial council for AKKARAIPATTU and well known for fighting for the rights of the Tamils.

    His interview was recently published in the local news papers of Sri Lanka in which he expressed his political views and intention to support the investigations of war crimes in Sri Lanka. He also stated that he is in possession of evidences of the bribery and corruption of the prominent ministers.

    Following the interview, on the 28th July 2010, his family home was raided by the Para military group members in an attempt to warn him that he will be killed if he returns to Sri Lanka. During this incident his brother Mr Mohamed Nasar was seriously assaulted and admitted to the hospital with injuries.

    It is to be noted that Mr A M Hassan was kidnapped and beaten up in 2006 and warned not to continue his political activities. He was also escaped an assassination attempt in the past. It is also reported that his family home was again raided on 23rd July 2010, by the unknown armed men who is looking for Mr A M Hassan. However the Sri Lankan police refused to take any action in this regard.

    This is condemned as clear violation of the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and challenge for the Tamil politicians.

  237. Don’t forget Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan. Talking, debating, visiting these places most of these Representatives earned big pay checks. US has failed on all missions. Now it’s clear that NGO’s, INGO’s, UN, AI, with the backing of USA, trying their best to punish Sri Lanka for eradicating Terrorism. Many lost their big pay checks that was paid by LTTE. Where was all these big talkers when real killings were carried out by LTTE? They were in their dens collecting big money to keep their mouth shut. I urge every Representative go spend few minutes visiting this site and learn about the real truth. http://www.spur.asn.au/chronology_of_suicide_bomb

  238. Don’t forget Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan. Talking, debating, visiting these places most of these Representatives earned big pay checks. US has failed on all missions. Now it’s clear that NGO’s, INGO’s, UN, AI, with the backing of USA, trying their best to punish Sri Lanka for eradicating Terrorism. Many lost their big pay checks that was paid by LTTE. Where was all these big talkers when real killings were carried out by LTTE? They were in their dens collecting big money to keep their mouth shut. I urge every Representative go spend few minutes visiting this site and learn about the real truth. http://www.spur.asn.au/chronology_of_suicide_bomb

  239. @ Mango: Thanks for taking the time to share your views on our blog. Rest assured that your comments are not being censored as you claim. However, your comments are held up in our blog’s Spam filter because they often contain excessive linking or are very lengthy. To ensure your comments are posted in a timely fashion, please do not include more than 2 links in your comments and try to keep your comments to a reasonable length.

  240. High Malnutrition is in NE of Si Lanka

    Within the Northern and Eastern provinces, Batticaloa and Vavuniya have the highest levels of malnutrition with 53% and 51% respectively…

    Echoing the findings of humanitarian organizations, Sri Lankan media has been recently reporting on the very high levels of malnutrition in the Northeast. Child malnutrition is considerably high in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and has reached 46% out of a national average of 29%, a Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed.

    Widespread malnutrition among women and children

    Recently released surveys reveal that acute malnutrition is rife among Tamil children and women

    The UNICEF-WFP report reveals that 39.1 percent of households had a monthly income less than 9,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($US79). Almost 60 percent of Jaffna district households were in the lowest income category, 55 percent in Badulla and 51.7 percent in Ratnapura. It found that 0.5 percent of the households were “severely food insecure”, 11.8 percent “moderately food insecure” and 87.6 percent “food secure”.

    The prevalence of anaemia was 16.2 percent among pregnant women, 19.6 percent among lactating women and 21.7 among non-pregnant and non-lactating women. Almost 20 percent of Sri Lankan children in the 0-59 month age group were stunted, 11.7 wasted and 21.6 percent underweight. Stunting in the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and Ratnapura districts was 40.9 percent, 23.9 percent and 21.6 percent respectively. The Colombo district figure was 17.4 percent.

    The UNICEF-WFP report concluded that the high percentage of households living on “borrowed food and reduced meals as a coping strategy”, and prevalence of anaemia among women and malnutrition among the preschool children, were serious public health issues. The government, however, has no solutions to these acute problems.

    The government, the UN and various corporations recently launched a fund-raising campaign focussing on “eradicating child malnutrition”. On June 6, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, various UN agencies, and representatives from TNT Express and Unilever carried out a promotional train journey from Colombo to a suburban town.

    This campaign is a fraud, however, designed to divert attention from preparations for severe austerity measures in the budget due at the end of this month. Faced with International Monetary Fund demands to halve the budget deficit, the government will slash social spending and increase taxes. As a result, poverty and the acute health problems facing the Tamils will only worsen.

  241. Israel agrees to UN probe on Gaza blockade.

    So why will not Sri Lanka agree to a UN investigation of the Tamil massacres that the whole world knows occurred ?

    Also not Russia for its genocide of 1/3 the pop. of Chechnya, not the US for killing 3 million Vietnamese or 5000 civilians it killed during the Panama invasion or the more recent US killings of 100s of thousands in Iraq and Afgan and Pak, not China for its millions of political prisoners executed over the years and its 60 continued illegal occupation of Tibet, not Britain for its illegal occupation of Falklands and N. Ireland, not France for killing up to a million Algerians, not Iran for killing 100s of thousands of Iraqi civilians during the Iran-Iraq war, not Jordan for the 20,000 Palestinians it murdered in the Black September 1970 massacre, not Syria for the 1982 Hama massacre of 30,000 Syrians, not the Lebanese Christians and Lebanese Sunni and Lebanese Shia and Lebanese Druse militias who all committed numerous mass civilian massacres, not Turkey for ongoing bombings of Kurds as recently as last week etc. etc. etc. ? ? ? ? ?

    Only Israel , out of the whole wide world, only little Israel ever investigated, and only little Israel agrees to take part in UN investigations.

    (AP) August 2, 2010 11:00 AM

    Israel agrees to UN probe on Gaza blockade

    Israel's prime minister has informed UN chief Ban Ki-moon that Israel will take part in a UN investigation of the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, a government spokesman said Monday.

    The panel will be set up by Ban, who has been pressing Israel to co-operate with the investigation.

    "Today, Israel informed the secretary general of the United Nations that we will participate in a panel set up by the secretary general to look into the flotilla incident," spokesman Mark Regev told The Associated Press.

    "Ultimately we are sure that the facts are on our side. We have no problem whatsoever with a credible, objective panel."

  242. @ Singam:
    I only complain about being blocked when the cut'n'paste warriors of Eelam are allowed to post unhindered. In fact AI have fairly reasonable policies on restricting absolute freedom of speech on their blog. It's their blog and their rules.

    I'll try to stick to 'Eelam delenda est'. Award yourself a Maamanithar award if you work out what it means. :)

    No argument about appalling murders of SL journalists including Lasantha. I've always condemned them without fear of favour. Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity "have paid a heavy price" under all previous governments and of course under the LTTE. Why is it that you conveniently forgot to add the LTTE to that list? Ashamed, perhaps that your so-called 'sole representatives' were nothing but bunch of fascists?

    Given that international and pro-LTTE supporters' pronouncements about SL have been consistently wrong for so long, your assertion that the Rajapakses are setting up for permanent dictatorship is also wrong. The SL electorate won't allow that to happen.

    @ Balasubramanium:
    Thank you for demonstrating again (if further proof was required) of the irredeemably racist nature of the Eelam struggle.

    'Tamil Oil'. Ha ha ha …. Unbelievable. There is no Tamil oil or Sinhalese oil. It belongs to all Sri Lankans. I suppose living in the Eelam Bubble has meant that reality has yet to intrude your (un)pleasant fantasies of a 'land fit for only Tamils to inhabit'. In case you'd not noticed the War is over. Finished. And Eelam is dead except in the minds of the deluded pro-LTTE diaspora.

    If you wanted 'Tamil Oil' so desperately, you should've fought a bit harder and more intelligently. But you didn't.

    Let's have a look at Eelam, as it was, in 2006. They even had their own kangaroo courts :) "Tamil Eelam Courts opened in Batticaloa" http://tinyurl.com/38r5ozl

    Our leader Pirapaharan is resolute in creating an environment conducive to nurturing a just, honest and moral society that enjoys peace and freedom." Who said the LTTE didn't have a sense of humour?

    Ah yes, a 'moral' society where children from the Vanni were forcibly recruited as unwilling front-line fighters.

    I bet you're feeling nostalgic, no? Did you ever live under the 'Laws of Eelam' and if not, why not?

  243. US law makers should learn something from Sri Lanka. The scorched-earth policy, use of uranium weapons etc., in Irak, Napalam and agent orange in Vietnam, are standard fare for the US.

    In contrast, he Sri Lankana govt. actually created
    a no-fire zone and gave the LTTE terrorists to surrender. Instead, they attacked their own people and used them as human shields.
    Tamils like KPathmanatha, Piliyyan, Devanatha, and even Ananada sangarre are supportive of the government.

  244. @ Singam:
    I only complain about being blocked when the cut'n'paste warriors of Eelam are allowed to post unhindered. In fact AI have fairly reasonable policies on restricting absolute freedom of speech on their blog. It's their blog and their rules.

    I'll try to stick to 'Eelam delenda est'. Award yourself a Maamanithar award if you work out what it means. :)

    No argument about appalling murders of SL journalists including Lasantha. I've always condemned them without fear of favour. Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity "have paid a heavy price" under all previous governments and of course under the LTTE. Why is it that you conveniently forgot to add the LTTE to that list? Ashamed, perhaps that your so-called 'sole representatives' were nothing but bunch of fascists?

    Given that international and pro-LTTE supporters' pronouncements about SL have been consistently wrong for so long, your assertion that the Rajapakses are setting up for permanent dictatorship is also wrong. The SL electorate won't allow that to happen.

    @ Balasubramanium:
    Thank you for demonstrating again (if further proof was required) of the irredeemably racist nature of the Eelam struggle.

    'Tamil Oil'. Ha ha ha …. Unbelievable. There is no Tamil oil or Sinhalese oil. It belongs to all Sri Lankans. I suppose living in the Eelam Bubble has meant that reality has yet to intrude your (un)pleasant fantasies of a 'land fit for only Tamils to inhabit'. In case you'd not noticed the War is over. Finished. And Eelam is dead except in the minds of the deluded pro-LTTE diaspora.

    If you wanted 'Tamil Oil' so desperately, you should've fought a bit harder and more intelligently. But you didn't.

    Let's have a look at Eelam, as it was, in 2006. They even had their own kangaroo courts :) "Tamil Eelam Courts opened in Batticaloa" http://tinyurl.com/38r5ozl

    Our leader Pirapaharan is resolute in creating an environment conducive to nurturing a just, honest and moral society that enjoys peace and freedom." Who said the LTTE didn't have a sense of humour?

    Ah yes, a 'moral' society where children from the Vanni were forcibly recruited as unwilling front-line fighters.

    I bet you're feeling nostalgic, no? Did you ever live under the 'Laws of Eelam' and if not, why not?

  245. @ Singam:
    I only complain about being blocked when the cut'n'paste warriors of Eelam are allowed to post unhindered. In fact AI have fairly reasonable policies on restricting absolute freedom of speech on their blog. It's their blog and their rules.

    I'll try to stick to 'Eelam delenda est'. Award yourself a Maamanithar award if you work out what it means. :)

    No argument about appalling murders of SL journalists including Lasantha. I've always condemned them without fear of favour. Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity "have paid a heavy price" under all previous governments and of course under the LTTE. Why is it that you conveniently forgot to add the LTTE to that list? Ashamed, perhaps that your so-called 'sole representatives' were nothing but bunch of fascists?

    Given that international and pro-LTTE supporters' pronouncements about SL have been consistently wrong for so long, your assertion that the Rajapakses are setting up for permanent dictatorship is also wrong. The SL electorate won't allow that to happen.

    @ Balasubramanium:
    Thank you for demonstrating again (if further proof was required) of the irredeemably racist nature of the Eelam struggle.

    'Tamil Oil'. Ha ha ha …. Unbelievable. There is no Tamil oil or Sinhalese oil. It belongs to all Sri Lankans. I suppose living in the Eelam Bubble has meant that reality has yet to intrude your (un)pleasant fantasies of a 'land fit for only Tamils to inhabit'. In case you'd not noticed the War is over. Finished. And Eelam is dead except in the minds of the deluded pro-LTTE diaspora.

    If you wanted 'Tamil Oil' so desperately, you should've fought a bit harder and more intelligently. But you didn't.

    Let's have a look at Eelam, as it was, in 2006. They even had their own kangaroo courts :) "Tamil Eelam Courts opened in Batticaloa" http://tinyurl.com/38r5ozl

    Our leader Pirapaharan is resolute in creating an environment conducive to nurturing a just, honest and moral society that enjoys peace and freedom." Who said the LTTE didn't have a sense of humour?

    Ah yes, a 'moral' society where children from the Vanni were forcibly recruited as unwilling front-line fighters.

    I bet you're feeling nostalgic, no? Did you ever live under the 'Laws of Eelam' and if not, why not?

  246. Dear Editors,

    Appreciate the reply & the reasons for filtering. It’s good that you’re keeping an eye on this Groundhog Day-like ‘conversation’.

    I’ll endeavour to be even more succinct than usual and on this we can all agree; excessive verbiage must be mercilessly crushed as the LTTE was in May 2009. :)

  247. I am 30 years old. Thank god I was born in Colombo maternity ward and not in Jaffna or in Mulativu. My father is from Urani and my mother is from Manalkadu in the Western area of Jaffna peninsula. I have lived in the south as a Tamil citizen of Sri Lanka all my life.Up till now I have never been treated different where I live, in my school or at my work. I have many Sinhalese friends and they treat me like one of their own. During 1983 my mother use to say that they were hiding in one of our friends houses. These people looked after us so well, even today I treat them like my own parents. They live just two houses next to ours in the same neighborhood. From the time I can remember my father and my relatives only spoke about the LTTE war that was going on in my country. Many of my fathers side relatives and my mothers side relatives got involved in this war but not by choice. LTTE took our country back 30 years. They destroyed our race. Please consider, these monsters were not representing all Tamils. Thank god we are free now. My father has visited his home town 7 times already during the last few months. He wants to see his village developed. It's going to take time. Sri Lanka Government will have to re-build the country these monsters demolished. No one is talking about the lives every Tamil brother and Sister enjoying in the South. Every Tamil brother and Sister is welcomed with open arms in the area where I live in Pamankada. I am not at all in favor of these LTTE main players now serving in the Parliament of Sri Lanka and as Governors in the East. These are the very
    'Pandimahans' who planned day and night to destroy our race. We should be happy that Sri Lanka Government took all precautions to safe guard the civilians in the Northern areas and killed only the LTTE carders. Yes, I am a Tamil who lives in the South. Never follow even your own race blindly. We Tamils should help the Government to rebuild North and East.

  248. Ha Ha Ha,, this is the kind of bull crap these people are talking.. i am copying such bull crap story… This is guy KP will be the Governor of the Northern Province in any time. He says he has never been treated so well any where. His Diabetic conditions are no where to be found. This exactly what we should read and Laugh. Idiots !!

    Hiranthi Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

    A shocking use of KP, a prisoner in notorious Sri Lankan jail where torture is prevalent .

    KP was kidnapped in the Malaysian capital in August, 2009, was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka and was subjected to brutal torture there.

    Please don’t give a light of the day to this despicable propaganda or we will engcourage further kidnappings and torture

    Thumb up 12 Thumb down 9

  249. Mango and another his alter egos ( Eelam delenda est –is his latest )is constantly complaining about the Freedom of Speech on AI when in Sri Lanka none ( with the exception of the Rajapaksa and his ruthless cronies ) have Freedom of Speech

    The shadow of fear that hovers behind every conversation. It does not stop at that. A well known Sri Lankan newspaper editor frequently and consistently is bombarded with editorial matter where people across the board from all walks of life plead for their identity to remain anonymous or if having authored an article themselves for it to be carried under a pseudonym.

    Why is almost everybody across the board still afraid to speak out or be identified as having done so publicly?

    When one of the most senior editors in thisSri Lanka requests anonymity on a matter of press freedom it surely brings to the fore that the war maybe over but Sri Lankans have created monsters , the Rajapaksa clan which is much more dangerous and destructive to Sri Lanka.

    As we all know, the Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity –have paid a heavy price under this regime.

    This Sri Lankan government has literally got away with murder. Many journalists have been murdered over the last decade for their coverage of civil war, human rights, politics, military affairs, and corruption. Not a single conviction has been obtained in any of the cases.

    What makes the Rajapaksa regime specially sick is that sovereignty is been used to deprive the people of this country their basic democratic rights and establish a one family dictatorship at any cost.

    The fear runs silent over this island nation.

    Some Sri Lankan journalists have installed CCTV outside their homes: that way if a white van comes to get them – the goons who abduct journalists always come in white vans – at least they will get a little warning.

  250. The "US State Department official called for reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka last week, US lawmakers are now taking concrete action to hold the State Department to its own word". This is the same State Dept. that believes that in this world there are "bad terrorists" namely Al Quaida. Taliban, Hamas to name a few and good terrorists, the LTTE even though their own FBI had classed the LTTE as the most ruthless terrorists in the world many years before the Obama administration came into office. Last week also saw the publication of thousands of reports of US "war crimes" in Afghanistan, not hearsay but actual reports of massive killing of civilians. This followed the statement by the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain that the war in Iraq was illegal which makes all the death and destruction in that country by the US and it's allies war crimes.Strange that AI, HRW etc. who constantly start calling for US Representatives to act against other countries, in this case Sri Lanka, have not been heard from as yet – they prefer to focus on countries other than the so-called western countries who are perpetrating most of the crimes against the rest of the world, perhaps because they are funded by the perpetrators of these crimes or because they themselves have the same mindset as their benefactors and the perpetrators. AI does not have much credibility when it comes to Sri Lanka based on their silence when the people of Sri Lanka were beset with suicide bombings, buses were bombed, children going to school were murdered, villagers were killed during the night not to mention the well documented mass killings of people as they prayed in temples and mosques. Their policy of talk and more talk was followed for decades. It was clear that it would not work because AI's benefactor and protege the LTTE openly scorned and rejected that approach. Now the funding of AI continues in the US by the LTTE supporters and this is an example of AI once again coming to the rescue of the LTTE. It could gain some credibility if at this time they also called for reconciliation and accountability in Afghanistan so that that the Afghans can get some relief from the daily bombings by drones operated out of Nevada. When is AI going to deal with problems generated from Washington, DC? The representatives AI is asking to act on Sri Lanka should first be held accountable for what the US is doing and practice what they preach regarding reconciliation before making statements on any other country.

  251. KILL THE TAMILS – GRAB THEIR LAND – ROB THEIR RESOURCES (OIL)

    Twin brothers, the mass murder culprits, Indian Central Government and Sri Lankan Rajapakse Administration are now getting ready to start drilling for oil in the northwestern coast of Tamil Eelam. In 2008, cunningly, Sri Lankan government signed a Petroleum Resources Agreement with an Indian company ‘Cairn India’ to explore and produce hydro-carbon and natural gas in the basin of Mannar in Tamil Eeam. Mannar basin has eight oil and gas exploration blocks and two of them have been already granted to China and India

    et these crooks who steal what belongs to the Eelam Tamils, explore and drill for oil in their land Sri Lanka, not in our motherland Tamil Eelam. Three more blocks in the Cauvery Basin off the northeastern coast have been identified and demarcated in the land of Tamil Eelam, but so far only one, off the coast of Hambanthota in Sri Lanka. According to the Agreement, Cairn India will start exploration activities in one of the 8 blocks in the Mannar Basin which covers 3,400 sq. km. at depths between 200 to 1,800 meters. We have not only oil but many resources in our land, and we cannot lose those to the invaders.

  252. Young Tamil politician issued with death threat

    A young Tamil politician is issued with death threats and his family has been seriously harassed by the Para military groups in Sri Lanka.

    Mr Aboobucker Mohamed Hassan who is currently completed his studies in the UK, was about to return to Sri Lanka to resume his political and social service for the ethnic minority. He was an independent candidate for provincial council for AKKARAIPATTU and well known for fighting for the rights of the Tamils.

    His interview was recently published in the local news papers of Sri Lanka in which he expressed his political views and intention to support the investigations of war crimes in Sri Lanka. He also stated that he is in possession of evidences of the bribery and corruption of the prominent ministers.

    Following the interview, on the 28th July 2010, his family home was raided by the Para military group members in an attempt to warn him that he will be killed if he returns to Sri Lanka. During this incident his brother Mr Mohamed Nasar was seriously assaulted and admitted to the hospital with injuries.

    It is to be noted that Mr A M Hassan was kidnapped and beaten up in 2006 and warned not to continue his political activities. He was also escaped an assassination attempt in the past. It is also reported that his family home was again raided on 23rd July 2010, by the unknown armed men who is looking for Mr A M Hassan. However the Sri Lankan police refused to take any action in this regard.

    This is condemned as clear violation of the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and challenge for the Tamil politicians.

  253. Don’t forget Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan. Talking, debating, visiting these places most of these Representatives earned big pay checks. US has failed on all missions. Now it’s clear that NGO’s, INGO’s, UN, AI, with the backing of USA, trying their best to punish Sri Lanka for eradicating Terrorism. Many lost their big pay checks that was paid by LTTE. Where was all these big talkers when real killings were carried out by LTTE? They were in their dens collecting big money to keep their mouth shut. I urge every Representative go spend few minutes visiting this site and learn about the real truth. http://www.spur.asn.au/chronology_of_suicide_bomb_attacks_by_Tamil_Tigers_in_sri_Lanka.htm

  254. High Malnutrition is in NE of Si Lanka

    Within the Northern and Eastern provinces, Batticaloa and Vavuniya have the highest levels of malnutrition with 53% and 51% respectively…

    Echoing the findings of humanitarian organizations, Sri Lankan media has been recently reporting on the very high levels of malnutrition in the Northeast. Child malnutrition is considerably high in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and has reached 46% out of a national average of 29%, a Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed.

    Widespread malnutrition among women and children

    Recently released surveys reveal that acute malnutrition is rife among Tamil children and women

    The UNICEF-WFP report reveals that 39.1 percent of households had a monthly income less than 9,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($US79). Almost 60 percent of Jaffna district households were in the lowest income category, 55 percent in Badulla and 51.7 percent in Ratnapura. It found that 0.5 percent of the households were “severely food insecure”, 11.8 percent “moderately food insecure” and 87.6 percent “food secure”.

    The prevalence of anaemia was 16.2 percent among pregnant women, 19.6 percent among lactating women and 21.7 among non-pregnant and non-lactating women. Almost 20 percent of Sri Lankan children in the 0-59 month age group were stunted, 11.7 wasted and 21.6 percent underweight. Stunting in the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and Ratnapura districts was 40.9 percent, 23.9 percent and 21.6 percent respectively. The Colombo district figure was 17.4 percent.

    The UNICEF-WFP report concluded that the high percentage of households living on “borrowed food and reduced meals as a coping strategy”, and prevalence of anaemia among women and malnutrition among the preschool children, were serious public health issues. The government, however, has no solutions to these acute problems.

    The government, the UN and various corporations recently launched a fund-raising campaign focussing on “eradicating child malnutrition”. On June 6, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, various UN agencies, and representatives from TNT Express and Unilever carried out a promotional train journey from Colombo to a suburban town.

    This campaign is a fraud, however, designed to divert attention from preparations for severe austerity measures in the budget due at the end of this month. Faced with International Monetary Fund demands to halve the budget deficit, the government will slash social spending and increase taxes. As a result, poverty and the acute health problems facing the Tamils will only worsen.

  255. High Rates of Malnutrition is in NE of Si Lanka

    Within the Northern and Eastern provinces, Batticaloa and Vavuniya have the highest levels of malnutrition with 53% and 51% respectively…

    Echoing the findings of humanitarian organizations, Sri Lankan media has been recently reporting on the very high levels of malnutrition in the Northeast.

    Child malnutrition is considerably high in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and has reached 46% out of a national average of 29%, a Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed.

    Widespread malnutrition among women and children

    Recently released surveys reveal that acute malnutrition is rife among Tamil children and women

    The UNICEF-WFP report reveals that 39.1 percent of households had a monthly income less than 9,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($US79). Almost 60 percent of Jaffna district households were in the lowest income category, 55 percent in Badulla and 51.7 percent in Ratnapura.

    The prevalence of anaemia was 16.2 percent among Tamil pregnant women, 19.6 percent among Tamil lactating women and 21.7 among non-pregnant and non-lactating women. Almost 20 percent of Tamil children in the 0-59 month age group were stunted, 11.7 wasted and 21.6 percent underweight. Stunting in the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and Ratnapura districts was 40.9 percent, 23.9 percent and 21.6 percent respectively. The Colombo district figure was 17.4 percent.

    The UNICEF-WFP report concluded that the high percentage of households living on “borrowed food and reduced meals as a coping strategy”, and prevalence of anaemia among Tamil women and malnutrition among the preschool Tamil children, were serious public health issues.

    The Sri Lankan government, however, has no solutions to these acute problems.

    The government, the UN and various corporations recently launched a fund-raising campaign focussing on “eradicating child malnutrition”. On June 6, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, various UN agencies, and representatives from TNT Express and Unilever carried out a promotional train journey from Colombo to a suburban town.

    This campaign is a fraud, however, designed to divert attention from preparations for severe austerity measures in the budget due at the end of this month. Faced with International Monetary Fund demands to halve the budget deficit, the government will slash social spending and increase taxes. As a result, poverty and the acute health problems facing the Tamils will only worsen.

  256. Sri Lankan Government neglect Tamil Dengue sufferers

    18-year-old Tamil girl student died in Mannaar general hospital due to dengue.

    The victim is a native of Periyakamam in Mannaar.

    Her mother died few days earlier due to dengue.

    Many persons including a 7-year-old boy have succumbed to dengue in Mannaar.

  257. “The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan.

    For over half a century the Sinhala chauvinists constantly staging devil dance tell that the identity belongs only to the Sinhalese.

    A Tamil who has ancestry in the island has no choice other than claiming for the identity Eezhath-thamizhan in the international arena.

    If that identity is not there he has neither face nor name,” says veteran Eezham Tamil creative writer S. Ponnuthurai (Es Po),

  258. Following the filing of a complaint against the Federal Republic of Germany with the European Courts of Human Rights (ECHR) for violating the ‘European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms’ in accepting Maj. Gen. (retd.) Jegath Dias as deputy Counsel in Sri Lanka’s embassy, German Ambassador to Switzerland, Hon. Von Schubert, met with a delegation of the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET) led by Tharsika Pakeerathan, the president of SCET, Wednesday evening in Bern, Switzerland, sources in Bern said. "The discussions were very productive and were centered around the main arguments in the complaint on the violations of Germany to preserve the dignity of Tamils as enshrined in Articles 3, 8, 11(2) and 13 of the convention,"

    The delegation emphasized the importance of Human Dignity as enshrined in the German constitution, and how the appointment of Maj. Gen. [retd.] Dias violates the human dignity of the European Tamil population affected by the war.

    The complaint alleged the deputy counsel Maj. Gen. [retd.] Jegath Dias committed war-crimes in the conduct of Sri Lanka's war against the Tamils and claimed that the supporting evidence provided was factually sufficient to give rise to plausible inference that the defendant committed the alleged crimes

    "As a general assertion, the complaint holds that within the jurisdiction of the Convention, the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world," the complaint pointed out.

    In Part I, the complaint detailed the relevant statement of facts establishing circumstances from which the Article violations arise.

    In Part II, sections A-J detailed arguments supported by evidence and the totality of transnational circumstances alleging that Germany, through knowing and culpable non-rejection of the deputy ambassadorial appointment, breached and continues to breach Articles 3 (Prohibition of Torture), Article 8 (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life), and Article 11 (Freedom of Assembly and Association) of the Convention, in violation of fundamental universally-accepted values, morals, and principles of human rights unequivocally accepted and respected by the modern community of civilized nations and postwar European democratic political society.

    Also, as an alternate pleading, CC(NS)/TAG alleged a breach of Article 13, the Right to an Effective Remedy.

    Commenting on the activities in Switzerland, a spokesperson for TAG said, "with Switzerland taking the lead in the legal efforts to bring the perpetrators of war-crimes to justice, other European countries will likely follow with similar suits. While Colombo is active in "development" to detract the West from the war-crime cries, expatriate Tamils should not be persuaded by perfidious calls that purport to alleviate misery of the people, but unequivocally insist that accountability to war-crimes is a pre-requisite to any development," the spokesperson said.

    Meanwhile, the president of Norwegian Eelam Tamils Council, Dr. Panchakulasingam Kandiah told media that the NCET has raised the matter with the German Embassy in Norway this week.

    The legal move was made following repeated complaints from Tamils living across European countries of alleged psychological operations (psy-ops) being induced by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany, Dr. Kandiah further said.

  259. Israel agrees to UN probe on Gaza blockade.

    So why will not Sri Lanka agree to a UN investigation of the Tamil massacres that the whole world knows occurred ?

    Also not Russia for its genocide of 1/3 the pop. of Chechnya, not the US for killing 3 million Vietnamese or 5000 civilians it killed during the Panama invasion or the more recent US killings of 100s of thousands in Iraq and Afgan and Pak, not China for its millions of political prisoners executed over the years and its 60 continued illegal occupation of Tibet, not Britain for its illegal occupation of Falklands and N. Ireland, not France for killing up to a million Algerians, not Iran for killing 100s of thousands of Iraqi civilians during the Iran-Iraq war, not Jordan for the 20,000 Palestinians it murdered in the Black September 1970 massacre, not Syria for the 1982 Hama massacre of 30,000 Syrians, not the Lebanese Christians and Lebanese Sunni and Lebanese Shia and Lebanese Druse militias who all committed numerous mass civilian massacres, not Turkey for ongoing bombings of Kurds as recently as last week etc. etc. etc. ? ? ? ? ?

    Only Israel , out of the whole wide world, only little Israel ever investigated, and only little Israel agrees to take part in UN investigations.

    (AP) August 2, 2010 11:00 AM

    Israel agrees to UN probe on Gaza blockade

    Israel’s prime minister has informed UN chief Ban Ki-moon that Israel will take part in a UN investigation of the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, a government spokesman said Monday.

    The panel will be set up by Ban, who has been pressing Israel to co-operate with the investigation.

    “Today, Israel informed the secretary general of the United Nations that we will participate in a panel set up by the secretary general to look into the flotilla incident,” spokesman Mark Regev told The Associated Press.

    “Ultimately we are sure that the facts are on our side. We have no problem whatsoever with a credible, objective panel.”

  260. @ Singam:
    I only complain about being blocked when the cut’n'paste warriors of Eelam are allowed to post unhindered. In fact AI have fairly reasonable policies on restricting absolute freedom of speech on their blog. It’s their blog and their rules.

    I’ll try to stick to ‘Eelam delenda est’. Award yourself a Maamanithar award if you work out what it means. :)

    No argument about appalling murders of SL journalists including Lasantha. I’ve always condemned them without fear of favour. Sri Lanka’s journalistic fraternity “have paid a heavy price” under all previous governments and of course under the LTTE. Why is it that you conveniently forgot to add the LTTE to that list? Ashamed, perhaps that your so-called ‘sole representatives’ were nothing but bunch of fascists?

    Given that international and pro-LTTE supporters’ pronouncements about SL have been consistently wrong for so long, your assertion that the Rajapakses are setting up for permanent dictatorship is also wrong. The SL electorate won’t allow that to happen.

    @ Balasubramanium:
    Thank you for demonstrating again (if further proof was required) of the irredeemably racist nature of the Eelam struggle.

    ‘Tamil Oil’. Ha ha ha …. Unbelievable. There is no Tamil oil or Sinhalese oil. It belongs to all Sri Lankans. I suppose living in the Eelam Bubble has meant that reality has yet to intrude your (un)pleasant fantasies of a ‘land fit for only Tamils to inhabit’. In case you’d not noticed the War is over. Finished. And Eelam is dead except in the minds of the deluded pro-LTTE diaspora.

    If you wanted ‘Tamil Oil’ so desperately, you should’ve fought a bit harder and more intelligently. But you didn’t.

    Let’s have a look at Eelam, as it was, in 2006. They even had their own kangaroo courts :) “Tamil Eelam Courts opened in Batticaloa”
    http://tinyurl.com/38r5ozl

    Our leader Pirapaharan is resolute in creating an environment conducive to nurturing a just, honest and moral society that enjoys peace and freedom.” Who said the LTTE didn’t have a sense of humour?

    Ah yes, a ‘moral’ society where children from the Vanni were forcibly recruited as unwilling front-line fighters.

    I bet you’re feeling nostalgic, no? Did you ever live under the ‘Laws of Eelam’ and if not, why not?

  261. Govt. 'trying to change' demography http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    "Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,' says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    "Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two," MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a 'land grab policy' in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    "In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy," Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  262. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  263. Tamil National Alliance states, government attempts to colonize four lacks of Sinhalese in the Vanni district
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXx4a43J

    Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Suresh Piremachandran said, the event schedule submitted in regard to the racial crisis by the government is a wrong example. While he attended a media briefing in Colombo yesterday, he made this statement.

  264. Govt. 'trying to change' demography http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    "Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,' says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    "Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two," MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a 'land grab policy' in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    "In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy," Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  265. Govt. 'trying to change' demography http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    "Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,' says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    "Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two," MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a 'land grab policy' in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    "In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy," Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  266. Sorry to see that I still have not any response from A(ss) Savage and the other Peelamers (Rohan etc) re. my replies.

    Anyways, there was an interesting article on The Island news paper re. EU's stand on crushing the LTTE.

    "Guy Platton, Charge d’affaires of the Delegation of the European Union says theEU never felt that it was a criminal act on the part of the Sri Lankan government to wage war on the LTTE."
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

    Was LOL when reading the comment of Elavanthal which he copied and pasted (Probably Rohan with another handle) saying "“The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan"

    True colours of an absolute Idiot !!!!

  267. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  268. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

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  270. I am 30 years old. Thank god I was born in Colombo maternity ward and not in Jaffna or in Mulativu. My father is from Urani and my mother is from Manalkadu in the Western area of Jaffna peninsula. I have lived in the south as a Tamil citizen of Sri Lanka all my life.Up till now I have never been treated different where I live, in my school or at my work. I have many Sinhalese friends and they treat me like one of their own. During 1983 my mother use to say that they were hiding in one of our friends houses. These people looked after us so well, even today I treat them like my own parents. They live just two houses next to ours in the same neighborhood. From the time I can remember my father and my relatives only spoke about the LTTE war that was going on in my country. Many of my fathers side relatives and my mothers side relatives got involved in this war but not by choice. LTTE took our country back 30 years. They destroyed our race. Please consider, these monsters were not representing all Tamils. Thank god we are free now. My father has visited his home town 7 times already during the last few months. He wants to see his village developed. It’s going to take time. Sri Lanka Government will have to re-build the country these monsters demolished. No one is talking about the lives every Tamil brother and Sister enjoying in the South. Every Tamil brother and Sister is welcomed with open arms in the area where I live in Pamankada. I am not at all in favor of these LTTE main players now serving in the Parliament of Sri Lanka and as Governors in the East. These are the very
    ‘Pandimahans’ who planned day and night to destroy our race. We should be happy that Sri Lanka Government took all precautions to safe guard the civilians in the Northern areas and killed only the LTTE carders. Yes, I am a Tamil who lives in the South. Never follow even your own race blindly. We Tamils should help the Government to rebuild North and East.

  271. Ha Ha Ha,, this is the kind of bull crap these people are talking.. i am copying such bull crap story… This is guy KP will be the Governor of the Northern Province in any time. He says he has never been treated so well any where. His Diabetic conditions are no where to be found. This exactly what we should read and Laugh. Idiots !!

    Hiranthi Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

    A shocking use of KP, a prisoner in notorious Sri Lankan jail where torture is prevalent .

    KP was kidnapped in the Malaysian capital in August, 2009, was unlawfully taken away to Sri Lanka and was subjected to brutal torture there.

    Please don’t give a light of the day to this despicable propaganda or we will engcourage further kidnappings and torture

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  272. Tamil National Alliance states, government attempts to colonize four lacks of Sinhalese in the Vanni district
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXx4a43J

    Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Suresh Piremachandran said, the event schedule submitted in regard to the racial crisis by the government is a wrong example. While he attended a media briefing in Colombo yesterday, he made this statement.

  273. Tamil National Alliance states, government attempts to colonize four lacks of Sinhalese in the Vanni district
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXx4a43J

    Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Suresh Piremachandran said, the event schedule submitted in regard to the racial crisis by the government is a wrong example. While he attended a media briefing in Colombo yesterday, he made this statement.

  274. The “US State Department official called for reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka last week, US lawmakers are now taking concrete action to hold the State Department to its own word”. This is the same State Dept. that believes that in this world there are “bad terrorists” namely Al Quaida. Taliban, Hamas to name a few and good terrorists, the LTTE even though their own FBI had classed the LTTE as the most ruthless terrorists in the world many years before the Obama administration came into office. Last week also saw the publication of thousands of reports of US “war crimes” in Afghanistan, not hearsay but actual reports of massive killing of civilians. This followed the statement by the Deputy Prime Minister of Britain that the war in Iraq was illegal which makes all the death and destruction in that country by the US and it’s allies war crimes.Strange that AI, HRW etc. who constantly start calling for US Representatives to act against other countries, in this case Sri Lanka, have not been heard from as yet – they prefer to focus on countries other than the so-called western countries who are perpetrating most of the crimes against the rest of the world, perhaps because they are funded by the perpetrators of these crimes or because they themselves have the same mindset as their benefactors and the perpetrators. AI does not have much credibility when it comes to Sri Lanka based on their silence when the people of Sri Lanka were beset with suicide bombings, buses were bombed, children going to school were murdered, villagers were killed during the night not to mention the well documented mass killings of people as they prayed in temples and mosques. Their policy of talk and more talk was followed for decades. It was clear that it would not work because AI’s benefactor and protege the LTTE openly scorned and rejected that approach. Now the funding of AI continues in the US by the LTTE supporters and this is an example of AI once again coming to the rescue of the LTTE. It could gain some credibility if at this time they also called for reconciliation and accountability in Afghanistan so that that the Afghans can get some relief from the daily bombings by drones operated out of Nevada. When is AI going to deal with problems generated from Washington, DC? The representatives AI is asking to act on Sri Lanka should first be held accountable for what the US is doing and practice what they preach regarding reconciliation before making statements on any other country.

  275. Sorry to see that I still have not any response from A(ss) Savage and the other Peelamers (Rohan etc) re. my replies.

    Anyways, there was an interesting article on The Island news paper re. EU's stand on crushing the LTTE.

    "Guy Platton, Charge d’affaires of the Delegation of the European Union says theEU never felt that it was a criminal act on the part of the Sri Lankan government to wage war on the LTTE."
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

    Was LOL when reading the comment of Elavanthal which he copied and pasted (Probably Rohan with another handle) saying "“The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan"

    True colours of an absolute Idiot !!!!

  276. Sorry to see that I still have not any response from A(ss) Savage and the other Peelamers (Rohan etc) re. my replies.

    Anyways, there was an interesting article on The Island news paper re. EU's stand on crushing the LTTE.

    "Guy Platton, Charge d’affaires of the Delegation of the European Union says theEU never felt that it was a criminal act on the part of the Sri Lankan government to wage war on the LTTE."
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

    Was LOL when reading the comment of Elavanthal which he copied and pasted (Probably Rohan with another handle) saying "“The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan"

    True colours of an absolute Idiot !!!!

  277. High Rates of Malnutrition is in NE of Si Lanka

    Within the Northern and Eastern provinces, Batticaloa and Vavuniya have the highest levels of malnutrition with 53% and 51% respectively…

    Echoing the findings of humanitarian organizations, Sri Lankan media has been recently reporting on the very high levels of malnutrition in the Northeast.

    Child malnutrition is considerably high in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and has reached 46% out of a national average of 29%, a Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed.

    Widespread malnutrition among women and children

    Recently released surveys reveal that acute malnutrition is rife among Tamil children and women

    The UNICEF-WFP report reveals that 39.1 percent of households had a monthly income less than 9,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($US79). Almost 60 percent of Jaffna district households were in the lowest income category, 55 percent in Badulla and 51.7 percent in Ratnapura.

    The prevalence of anaemia was 16.2 percent among Tamil pregnant women, 19.6 percent among Tamil lactating women and 21.7 among non-pregnant and non-lactating women. Almost 20 percent of Tamil children in the 0-59 month age group were stunted, 11.7 wasted and 21.6 percent underweight. Stunting in the Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and Ratnapura districts was 40.9 percent, 23.9 percent and 21.6 percent respectively. The Colombo district figure was 17.4 percent.

    The UNICEF-WFP report concluded that the high percentage of households living on “borrowed food and reduced meals as a coping strategy”, and prevalence of anaemia among Tamil women and malnutrition among the preschool Tamil children, were serious public health issues.

    The Sri Lankan government, however, has no solutions to these acute problems.

    The government, the UN and various corporations recently launched a fund-raising campaign focussing on “eradicating child malnutrition”. On June 6, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena, various UN agencies, and representatives from TNT Express and Unilever carried out a promotional train journey from Colombo to a suburban town.

    This campaign is a fraud, however, designed to divert attention from preparations for severe austerity measures in the budget due at the end of this month. Faced with International Monetary Fund demands to halve the budget deficit, the government will slash social spending and increase taxes. As a result, poverty and the acute health problems facing the Tamils will only worsen.

  278. Sri Lankan Government neglect Tamil Dengue sufferers

    18-year-old Tamil girl student died in Mannaar general hospital due to dengue.

    The victim is a native of Periyakamam in Mannaar.

    Her mother died few days earlier due to dengue.

    Many persons including a 7-year-old boy have succumbed to dengue in Mannaar.

  279. “The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan.

    For over half a century the Sinhala chauvinists constantly staging devil dance tell that the identity belongs only to the Sinhalese.

    A Tamil who has ancestry in the island has no choice other than claiming for the identity Eezhath-thamizhan in the international arena.

    If that identity is not there he has neither face nor name,” says veteran Eezham Tamil creative writer S. Ponnuthurai (Es Po),

  280. Following the filing of a complaint against the Federal Republic of Germany with the European Courts of Human Rights (ECHR) for violating the ‘European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms’ in accepting Maj. Gen. (retd.) Jegath Dias as deputy Counsel in Sri Lanka’s embassy, German Ambassador to Switzerland, Hon. Von Schubert, met with a delegation of the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET) led by Tharsika Pakeerathan, the president of SCET, Wednesday evening in Bern, Switzerland, sources in Bern said. “The discussions were very productive and were centered around the main arguments in the complaint on the violations of Germany to preserve the dignity of Tamils as enshrined in Articles 3, 8, 11(2) and 13 of the convention,”

    The delegation emphasized the importance of Human Dignity as enshrined in the German constitution, and how the appointment of Maj. Gen. [retd.] Dias violates the human dignity of the European Tamil population affected by the war.

    The complaint alleged the deputy counsel Maj. Gen. [retd.] Jegath Dias committed war-crimes in the conduct of Sri Lanka’s war against the Tamils and claimed that the supporting evidence provided was factually sufficient to give rise to plausible inference that the defendant committed the alleged crimes

    “As a general assertion, the complaint holds that within the jurisdiction of the Convention, the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” the complaint pointed out.

    In Part I, the complaint detailed the relevant statement of facts establishing circumstances from which the Article violations arise.

    In Part II, sections A-J detailed arguments supported by evidence and the totality of transnational circumstances alleging that Germany, through knowing and culpable non-rejection of the deputy ambassadorial appointment, breached and continues to breach Articles 3 (Prohibition of Torture), Article 8 (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life), and Article 11 (Freedom of Assembly and Association) of the Convention, in violation of fundamental universally-accepted values, morals, and principles of human rights unequivocally accepted and respected by the modern community of civilized nations and postwar European democratic political society.

    Also, as an alternate pleading, CC(NS)/TAG alleged a breach of Article 13, the Right to an Effective Remedy.

    Commenting on the activities in Switzerland, a spokesperson for TAG said, “with Switzerland taking the lead in the legal efforts to bring the perpetrators of war-crimes to justice, other European countries will likely follow with similar suits. While Colombo is active in “development” to detract the West from the war-crime cries, expatriate Tamils should not be persuaded by perfidious calls that purport to alleviate misery of the people, but unequivocally insist that accountability to war-crimes is a pre-requisite to any development,” the spokesperson said.

    Meanwhile, the president of Norwegian Eelam Tamils Council, Dr. Panchakulasingam Kandiah told media that the NCET has raised the matter with the German Embassy in Norway this week.

    The legal move was made following repeated complaints from Tamils living across European countries of alleged psychological operations (psy-ops) being induced by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany, Dr. Kandiah further said.

  281. Good War Crimes and Bad War Crimes?

    Dear Editors, Jim & Christopher,

    I've found something extremely odd about AI's laudable pursuit of 'war crimes' investigations against nations engaged in wars of choice (the US, UK) and wars of survival (SL)

    A Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "sri lanka" "war crimes" "investigation", produces hundreds of links to stories to actions instigated by AI against alleged SL 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5tx3y

    Yet, a Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "united states" "war crimes" "iraq" "investigations", produces nothing at all about calls by AI to investigate the US's alleged 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/33rxsuf

    AI's done effective work at uncovering individual instances of torture, disappearances in Iraq etc but seem unable to follow these to their logical conclusion. i.e. the people and governments who decided to initiate the conflict and caused these unimaginable numbers of civilian casualties.

    Where is AI's campaign to investigate and prosecute US Representatives responsible for the Iraq bloodbath?

    AI shows no fear or hesitation in leading the cry of 'war crimes' against SL. Yet AI is almost Victorian in its prudish determination not to hold the US and UK to the same standard.

    Odd, no?

  282. Govt. ‘trying to change’ demography
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/100802_north_resettlement.shtml

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    “Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,’ says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    “Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two,” MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a ‘land grab policy’ in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    “In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy,” Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  283. Good War Crimes and Bad War Crimes?

    Dear Editors, Jim & Christopher,

    I've found something extremely odd about AI's laudable pursuit of 'war crimes' investigations against nations engaged in wars of choice (the US, UK) and wars of survival (SL)

    A Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "sri lanka" "war crimes" "investigation", produces hundreds of links to stories to actions instigated by AI against alleged SL 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5tx3y

    Yet, a Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "united states" "war crimes" "iraq" "investigations", produces nothing at all about calls by AI to investigate the US's alleged 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/33rxsuf

    AI's done effective work at uncovering individual instances of torture, disappearances in Iraq etc but seem unable to follow these to their logical conclusion. i.e. the people and governments who decided to initiate the conflict and caused these unimaginable numbers of civilian casualties.

    Where is AI's campaign to investigate and prosecute US Representatives responsible for the Iraq bloodbath?

    AI shows no fear or hesitation in leading the cry of 'war crimes' against SL. Yet AI is almost Victorian in its prudish determination not to hold the US and UK to the same standard.

    Odd, no?

  284. Good War Crimes and Bad War Crimes?

    Dear Editors, Jim & Christopher,

    I've found something extremely odd about AI's laudable pursuit of 'war crimes' investigations against nations engaged in wars of choice (the US, UK) and wars of survival (SL)

    A Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "sri lanka" "war crimes" "investigation", produces hundreds of links to stories to actions instigated by AI against alleged SL 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5tx3y

    Yet, a Google search with the key words "amnesty international" "united states" "war crimes" "iraq" "investigations", produces nothing at all about calls by AI to investigate the US's alleged 'war crimes'. http://tinyurl.com/33rxsuf

    AI's done effective work at uncovering individual instances of torture, disappearances in Iraq etc but seem unable to follow these to their logical conclusion. i.e. the people and governments who decided to initiate the conflict and caused these unimaginable numbers of civilian casualties.

    Where is AI's campaign to investigate and prosecute US Representatives responsible for the Iraq bloodbath?

    AI shows no fear or hesitation in leading the cry of 'war crimes' against SL. Yet AI is almost Victorian in its prudish determination not to hold the US and UK to the same standard.

    Odd, no?

  285. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31009

  286. 18.04.10 JNU convention condemns Sri Lanka war crimes
    17.04.10 “Sri Lanka sets precedent for internationally acce..
    21.02.10 Pasadena firm assists in Alston’s execution video ..
    02.02.10 Sri Lanka experts silent, Wijesinha oblivious to f..
    16.01.10 Dublin verdict: Sri Lanka guilty of War Crimes
    16.01.10 Satellite imagery evidence of Hospital attack reco..
    14.01.10 Dublin analysis complements Alston’s findings on e..
    08.01.10 Video authentic, Alston calls for wider war crimes..
    15.12.09 Times expert authenticates Sri Lanka’s Channel-4 w..
    29.10.09 Amnesty, CPJ, RSF call for probe into Channel-4 vi..
    27.10.09 Sri Lanka editors receive death threats for Channe..
    18.10.09 Forensic analysis confirms execution-video authent..
    12.09.09 Executions: Sri Lanka refuting processed video, no..
    28.08.09 Horrendous video images indicate violation of Inte..
    27.08.09 HRW: UN must investigate Sri Lanka atrocities
    26.08.09 SLA war crimes eerily similar to Srebrenica Scorpi..
    25.08.09 Video shows style of extra-judicial killings in Sr..

  287. Tamil National Alliance states, government attempts to colonize four lacks of Sinhalese in the Vanni district
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?2b34OXx4a43J54Ue4a4YAQ6ce2acYBP3cd3TdmA3e0dK0Mmyce03cYBJ0cd2vlmAd0

    Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Suresh Piremachandran said, the event schedule submitted in regard to the racial crisis by the government is a wrong example. While he attended a media briefing in Colombo yesterday, he made this statement.

  288. Govt. ‘trying to change’ demography
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    “Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,’ says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    “Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two,” MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a ‘land grab policy’ in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    “In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy,” Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  289. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  290. Sorry to see that I still have not any response from A(ss) Savage and the other Peelamers (Rohan etc) re. my replies.

    Anyways, there was an interesting article on The Island news paper re. EU’s stand on crushing the LTTE.

    “Guy Platton, Charge d’affaires of the Delegation of the European Union says theEU never felt that it was a criminal act on the part of the Sri Lankan government to wage war on the LTTE.”

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=3409

    Was LOL when reading the comment of Elavanthal which he copied and pasted (Probably Rohan with another handle) saying ““The identity of Tamils in the island is not Sri Lankan”

    True colours of an absolute Idiot !!!!

  291. Why National Reconciliation is Not Possible In Sri Lanka

    ” Sri Lanka is a pathetically polarized country. The problems are Sinhala majoritarianism, Sinhala-Buddhist ethnoreligious chauvinism, and after the end of the war, Sinhala triumphalism with no consideration of the (Tamil) civilian cost of achieving this ‘victory’. This is not going to change, indeed there is every indication that it will get worse, despite international concerns.”

    The military has also occupied Poonahari’s government hospital. As there are no longer any hospital facilities, people have to beg someone in the army camps to take any seriously ill patients to Kilinochchi in a military vehicle for treatment. Patients with minor illnesses simply have to suffer.
    In Vattakachchi village there is no hospital and no school, and the people live in tents. The houses were destroyed during the war. The local Vattakachchi and Ramanathapuram schools remain occupied by the military.

    Many women have lost their husbands. They are struggling to survive, facing numerous difficulties, without proper clothes and education for their children. One woman explained: “The government did not give us any help. I don’t have the money to search for my disappeared husband. Others like me face the same problems"
    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/07/why-natio

  292. LOL !

    EDE – This is when you hear some people say that "One is trying to wash another persons Back side while they them selves are inside a drainage pit"

    "Asuchi Wale indan anunge Puka Hodanna hadanawa" – LOL !!

    This is exactly what AI is trying to do – LOL !!

    I sincerely hope that the "Representatives" are educated and have the brain power to look beyond a mere piece of paper to see the gravity of supporting a Terrorist group. Also, it comes with a catch – that of these "Representatives" do not depend on Blood money to run their campaigns and day to day lives.

    I wish that "Humans" of the world would earn their bread and butter doing something honorable than make them selves Terrorists and Anti Human by earning from Blood Money. A HR label in front will not suffice to cover their nakedness.

  293. Govt. ‘trying to change’ demography
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    “Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,’ says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    “Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two,” MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a ‘land grab policy’ in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    “In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy,” Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  294. Govt. ‘trying to change’ demography
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    “Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,’ says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    “Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two,” MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a ‘land grab policy’ in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    “In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy,” Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  295. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  296. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  297. Why National Reconciliation is Not Possible In Sri Lanka

    ” Sri Lanka is a pathetically polarized country. The problems are Sinhala majoritarianism, Sinhala-Buddhist ethnoreligious chauvinism, and after the end of the war, Sinhala triumphalism with no consideration of the (Tamil) civilian cost of achieving this ‘victory’. This is not going to change, indeed there is every indication that it will get worse, despite international concerns.”

    The military has also occupied Poonahari’s government hospital. As there are no longer any hospital facilities, people have to beg someone in the army camps to take any seriously ill patients to Kilinochchi in a military vehicle for treatment. Patients with minor illnesses simply have to suffer.
    In Vattakachchi village there is no hospital and no school, and the people live in tents. The houses were destroyed during the war. The local Vattakachchi and Ramanathapuram schools remain occupied by the military.

    Many women have lost their husbands. They are struggling to survive, facing numerous difficulties, without proper clothes and education for their children. One woman explained: “The government did not give us any help. I don’t have the money to search for my disappeared husband. Others like me face the same problems"
    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/07/why-natio

  298. Why National Reconciliation is Not Possible In Sri Lanka

    ” Sri Lanka is a pathetically polarized country. The problems are Sinhala majoritarianism, Sinhala-Buddhist ethnoreligious chauvinism, and after the end of the war, Sinhala triumphalism with no consideration of the (Tamil) civilian cost of achieving this ‘victory’. This is not going to change, indeed there is every indication that it will get worse, despite international concerns.”

    The military has also occupied Poonahari’s government hospital. As there are no longer any hospital facilities, people have to beg someone in the army camps to take any seriously ill patients to Kilinochchi in a military vehicle for treatment. Patients with minor illnesses simply have to suffer.
    In Vattakachchi village there is no hospital and no school, and the people live in tents. The houses were destroyed during the war. The local Vattakachchi and Ramanathapuram schools remain occupied by the military.

    Many women have lost their husbands. They are struggling to survive, facing numerous difficulties, without proper clothes and education for their children. One woman explained: “The government did not give us any help. I don’t have the money to search for my disappeared husband. Others like me face the same problems"
    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/07/why-natio

  299. Rajapaksa promised to empty IDP camps by 1 august 2010 !

    That was 2 days ago and still 53 000 Tamils are still in the DP camps.

    Shameful, it is 3rd time he has broken his promise since 19 of may 2010 (14 months ago)

  300. Shanthan Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Is it different to the demography that was changed by the LTTE ????

    Still more than 250,000 Muslims are living in IDP camps and another 50,000 + Singhalees are living in IDP camps !! They have been in these camos for more than 15 years – How about that ?? and you Apes are crying about changing demographics and IDP's of 1 year ?? Do you call your self human ?? or am I again justifying my self calling you un-evolved Apes ??

    Jeyam Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Looks like the UN panel has given out the hot hot news for the very first time to Tamilnet. Wonder why they did not want to start with CNN or BBC or a renowned news channel, but give to the "Most Credible" news channel of all – tamilnut. – LOL !! Why not re-name it Apenut as even most Tamils don't visit that pathetic horrendous site ??

    Anandarajah Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 am

    At least he sent most of the IDP's and it's only 15,000 that remain – not 50,000 – may be you heard it from a fellow ape who pronounced it in a way you heard 15 as 50. But, would have been wonderful music to the ear to hear at least 1 more head added to the count noh ??

    You are grieving over a 3rd promise broken – LOL ?? What did you feel when your Ape Master Piribaharan was lying through his rectum ??? Cry ??

    Read my post above on IDP's – The Apes were responsible for all IDP's in SL !

  301. Rip Van Winkle

    You represent all ends of the idiocy spectrum in your highly biased comments here !! :)

    You are a brainwashed supporter Sri Lankan Terror State.

    Sri Lanka, under the rule of President Mahinda Rajapakse, has painfully gone astray from the established norms of national and international laws that guarantee the security of human rights and decent living of citizens of Sri Lanka.

    A power cartel called Sri Lankan government comprising hardcore criminals in power today, the country Sri Lanka has topped the list of unlawful, undemocratic and anarchic countries in the world. In the absence of the law and order in the national politics to protect the citizens, Sri Lanka witnesses today cruel murders of the unwanted, abduction of suspect Tamils and minorities for ransom money, increased raping of the Tamil women by the armed forces and Sinhalese gangs, issuance of threat orders to politicians and journalists for their voice over independent views, suppression and gradual elimination of time-honoured ethnic Tamil culture and language, forceful eviction of Tamil property owners and the ensuing encroachment of their lands by Sinhalese in previously Tamil occupied properties and wanton vandalism of Tamil cultural monuments in Tamil provinces.

  302. Good War Crimes and Bad War Crimes?

    Dear Editors, Jim & Christopher,

    I’ve found something extremely odd about AI’s laudable pursuit of ‘war crimes’ investigations against nations engaged in wars of choice (the US, UK) and wars of survival (SL)

    A Google search with the key words “amnesty international” “sri lanka” “war crimes” “investigation”, produces hundreds of links to stories to actions instigated by AI against alleged SL ‘war crimes’. http://tinyurl.com/3y5tx3y

    Yet, a Google search with the key words “amnesty international” “united states” “war crimes” “iraq” “investigations”, produces nothing at all about calls by AI to investigate the US’s alleged ‘war crimes’. http://tinyurl.com/33rxsuf

    AI’s done effective work at uncovering individual instances of torture, disappearances in Iraq etc but seem unable to follow these to their logical conclusion. i.e. the people and governments who decided to initiate the conflict and caused these unimaginable numbers of civilian casualties.

    Where is AI’s campaign to investigate and prosecute US Representatives responsible for the Iraq bloodbath?

    AI shows no fear or hesitation in leading the cry of ‘war crimes’ against SL. Yet AI is almost Victorian in its prudish determination not to hold the US and UK to the same standard.

    Odd, no?

  303. LOL !

    EDE – This is when you hear some people say that “One is trying to wash another persons Back side while they them selves are inside a drainage pit”

    “Asuchi Wale indan anunge Puka Hodanna hadanawa” – LOL !!

    This is exactly what AI is trying to do – LOL !!

    I sincerely hope that the “Representatives” are educated and have the brain power to look beyond a mere piece of paper to see the gravity of supporting a Terrorist group. Also, it comes with a catch – that of these “Representatives” do not depend on Blood money to run their campaigns and day to day lives.

    I wish that “Humans” of the world would earn their bread and butter doing something honorable than make them selves Terrorists and Anti Human by earning from Blood Money. A HR label in front will not suffice to cover their nakedness.

  304. Govt. ‘trying to change’ demography

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/100802_north_resettlement.shtml

    TNA says the displaced are ordered to leave their ancestral lands after few days
    The major Tamil political party in Sri Lanka has accused the government of trying to change the demography in the north taken over by the military following the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels over a year ago.
    “Displaced people are not allowed to resettle in their ancestral lands,’ says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

    The TNA also accused the government of breaching pledges made to India and the international community over resettling internally displaced people (IDP).

    IDPs from Shanthipuram in Kilinochchi district and Murugandi and Hindupuram in Mullaitivu district were not allowed by the authorities to resettle in their ancestral lands, claimed the TNA.

    Pledges to India

    “Sometimes they are allowed visits to their lands but are ordered back to the camps in a day or two,” MA Sumanthiran, MP, told journalists.

    The MP says that Mullaitivu GA was ordered not to resettle IDPs

    He said it is a violation of the pledges given by Mahinda Rajapaksa government to India and other international bodies.

    Suresh Premachandran, MP, said nearly 75 percent of the affected IDPs are Tamils of Indian origin who were chased away from the upcountry in 1977 and 1983 racial riots.

    The parliamentarian said that Government Agent in Mullaitivu has received written orders from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) not to resettle any IDP in the areas.

    The TNA accused the government of carrying on a ‘land grab policy’ in order to establish military camps.

    Government response

    “In Mullikulam, Mannar, for example, 400 acres are taken by the navy,” Mr. Premachandran said.

    The minister denies that it is on a land grabbing exercise in the north

    Another 4000 acres in Murukandy are taken over for an army camp, he said.

    Mr. Sumanthiran who recalled a statement by the military chief of plans to establish special villages in the north for predominantly Sinhala military families, questioned whether the intention of the government is to change the demography in the north historically inhabited by Tamils.

  305. Peoples Tribunal chairman Francois Houtart read the preliminary findings of the Peoples Tribunal on the war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath. There are 4 findings:
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of war crimes
    •That the Sri Lankan Government is guilty of crimes against humanity
    •That the charge of genocide requires further investigation
    •That the International Community, particularly the UK and USA, share responsibility for the breakdown of the peace process.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31009

  306. Why National Reconciliation is Not Possible In Sri Lanka

    ” Sri Lanka is a pathetically polarized country. The problems are Sinhala majoritarianism, Sinhala-Buddhist ethnoreligious chauvinism, and after the end of the war, Sinhala triumphalism with no consideration of the (Tamil) civilian cost of achieving this ‘victory’. This is not going to change, indeed there is every indication that it will get worse, despite international concerns.”

    The military has also occupied Poonahari’s government hospital. As there are no longer any hospital facilities, people have to beg someone in the army camps to take any seriously ill patients to Kilinochchi in a military vehicle for treatment. Patients with minor illnesses simply have to suffer.
    In Vattakachchi village there is no hospital and no school, and the people live in tents. The houses were destroyed during the war. The local Vattakachchi and Ramanathapuram schools remain occupied by the military.

    Many women have lost their husbands. They are struggling to survive, facing numerous difficulties, without proper clothes and education for their children. One woman explained: “The government did not give us any help. I don’t have the money to search for my disappeared husband. Others like me face the same problems”

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2010/07/why-national-reconciliation-is-not.html

  307. Rajapaksa promised to empty IDP camps by 1 august 2010 !

    That was 2 days ago and still 53 000 Tamils are still in the DP camps.

    Shameful, it is 3rd time he has broken his promise since 19 of may 2010 (14 months ago)

  308. Shanthan Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Is it different to the demography that was changed by the LTTE ????

    Still more than 250,000 Muslims are living in IDP camps and another 50,000 + Singhalees are living in IDP camps !! They have been in these camos for more than 15 years – How about that ?? and you Apes are crying about changing demographics and IDP’s of 1 year ?? Do you call your self human ?? or am I again justifying my self calling you un-evolved Apes ??

    Jeyam Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Looks like the UN panel has given out the hot hot news for the very first time to Tamilnet. Wonder why they did not want to start with CNN or BBC or a renowned news channel, but give to the “Most Credible” news channel of all – tamilnut. – LOL !! Why not re-name it Apenut as even most Tamils don’t visit that pathetic horrendous site ??

    Anandarajah Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 am

    At least he sent most of the IDP’s and it’s only 15,000 that remain – not 50,000 – may be you heard it from a fellow ape who pronounced it in a way you heard 15 as 50. But, would have been wonderful music to the ear to hear at least 1 more head added to the count noh ??

    You are grieving over a 3rd promise broken – LOL ?? What did you feel when your Ape Master Piribaharan was lying through his rectum ??? Cry ??

    Read my post above on IDP’s – The Apes were responsible for all IDP’s in SL !

  309. Rip Van Winkle

    You represent all ends of the idiocy spectrum in your highly biased comments here !! :)

    You are a brainwashed supporter Sri Lankan Terror State.

    Sri Lanka, under the rule of President Mahinda Rajapakse, has painfully gone astray from the established norms of national and international laws that guarantee the security of human rights and decent living of citizens of Sri Lanka.

    A power cartel called Sri Lankan government comprising hardcore criminals in power today, the country Sri Lanka has topped the list of unlawful, undemocratic and anarchic countries in the world. In the absence of the law and order in the national politics to protect the citizens, Sri Lanka witnesses today cruel murders of the unwanted, abduction of suspect Tamils and minorities for ransom money, increased raping of the Tamil women by the armed forces and Sinhalese gangs, issuance of threat orders to politicians and journalists for their voice over independent views, suppression and gradual elimination of time-honoured ethnic Tamil culture and language, forceful eviction of Tamil property owners and the ensuing encroachment of their lands by Sinhalese in previously Tamil occupied properties and wanton vandalism of Tamil cultural monuments in Tamil provinces.