War Crimes in Sri Lanka: Time for UN to Act

Delivering the petition to the UN

Last May, Amnesty International launched a global action calling on the UN to establish an international investigation into war crimes and other abuses committed during the war in Sri Lanka.

Both the Sri Lankan government and the opposition Tamil Tigers were responsible for massive human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war during the 26-year conflict.

In response to Amnesty’s call for action, over 52,000 people signed our petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanding an international investigation as a first step toward accountability for these crimes.

This past Tuesday, Feb. 22, I had the privilege of accompanying Yolanda Foster, the Amnesty researcher on Sri Lanka, and Dr. Kasipillai Manoharan, the father of one of the “Trinco 5” students killed by the security forces in 2006, to the UN offices in New York as we delivered the signed petitions to the UN.  We pressed the UN to act on our petition without delay and let them know we would be following up to make sure an international investigation is promptly established.

The U.S. government has not yet joined Amnesty in our call for an international investigation.  We could use their support.  Please write to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ask that the U.S.  government encourage the establishment by the UN of an international investigation into war crimes and other abuses in Sri Lanka.  For Dr. Manoharan’s sake and that of all the other families of the victims, we cannot stop campaigning until they receive justice.

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142 thoughts on “War Crimes in Sri Lanka: Time for UN to Act

  1. This is just strange !!

    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The most ruthless Army in the world……….. the Sri Lanka brutally slaughtered 40 000 innocent women and children in Sri Lanka and after 1000 days pass by, there is no the War Crimes Inquiry despite repeted promises

    Why ?

    Are the 40 000 lives of the butchered babies ,elderly men and women in Sri Lanka less important than 200 lives in Libya ??

    The Sri Lanka war victims of the ruthlessly repressive Sri Lanka Rajapaksa regime deserve justice like anyone in this world .

    The Sri Lanka victims are human beings too

  2. 146,679 Vanni people missing in the Tamil war .. Are they all dead ??

    146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar

    According to records of the Sri Lanka Government Agent offices of Mullaiththeevu and Ki’linochchi districts, the population of Vanni was 429,059 in October 2008.

    The total number of people who got into Sri Lanka government control after the war was 282,380, according to UN update as of 10 July 2009.

    “Due clarification should be made regarding what happened to 146,679 people, which is the discrepancy between the number of people who came to government controlled areas between October 2008 – May 2009 and the population reported to be in Vanni in early October 2008,” said the Catholic Bishop of Mannaar, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph in his submission to the LLRC

    The Bishop has also raised the issues of militarization, colonisation, land grab, Sihalicization, Buddhicisation and civil as well as human rights abuses that take place in the Tamil land following the Tamil war.

  3. Tamils say Sri Lanka's new envoy to Australia, a war-criminal
    Australian Tamils held a protest rally in front of the Parliament House, Canberra, Thursday urging the Australian Government to reject the nomination of retired Sri Lankan Navy Commander Admiral Thisara S.G. Samarasinghe as the new High Commissioner to Australia. The rally was jointly organised by two of the member organisations of Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA), the Eelam Thamizh Association of Sydney and the Canberra Tamil Association. The protesters also demanded independent international investigations into war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the last phases of war, and particularly the crimes of Dr Palitha Kohona, an Australian citizen and a current Sri Lanka diplomat at the UN.

  4. This is just strange !!

    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The most ruthless Army in the world……….. the Sri Lanka brutally slaughtered 40 000 innocent women and children in Sri Lanka and after 1000 days pass by, there is no the War Crimes Inquiry despite repeted promises

    Why ?

    Are the 40 000 lives of the butchered babies ,elderly men and women in Sri Lanka less important than 200 lives in Libya ??

    The Sri Lanka war victims of the ruthlessly repressive Sri Lanka Rajapaksa regime deserve justice like anyone in this world .

    The Sri Lanka victims are human beings too

  5. 146,679 Vanni people missing in the Tamil war .. Are they all dead ??

    146,679 Vanni people missing within a year of war: Bishop of Mannaar

    According to records of the Sri Lanka Government Agent offices of Mullaiththeevu and Ki’linochchi districts, the population of Vanni was 429,059 in October 2008.

    The total number of people who got into Sri Lanka government control after the war was 282,380, according to UN update as of 10 July 2009.

    “Due clarification should be made regarding what happened to 146,679 people, which is the discrepancy between the number of people who came to government controlled areas between October 2008 – May 2009 and the population reported to be in Vanni in early October 2008,” said the Catholic Bishop of Mannaar, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph in his submission to the LLRC

    The Bishop has also raised the issues of militarization, colonisation, land grab, Sihalicization, Buddhicisation and civil as well as human rights abuses that take place in the Tamil land following the Tamil war.

  6. Tamils say Sri Lanka’s new envoy to Australia, a war-criminal
    Australian Tamils held a protest rally in front of the Parliament House, Canberra, Thursday urging the Australian Government to reject the nomination of retired Sri Lankan Navy Commander Admiral Thisara S.G. Samarasinghe as the new High Commissioner to Australia. The rally was jointly organised by two of the member organisations of Australasian Federation of Tamil Associations (AFTA), the Eelam Thamizh Association of Sydney and the Canberra Tamil Association. The protesters also demanded independent international investigations into war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the last phases of war, and particularly the crimes of Dr Palitha Kohona, an Australian citizen and a current Sri Lanka diplomat at the UN.

  7. Greatly appreciate the relentless campaign by AI calling for international investigations and delivering 52,000 signatures to the UN. As correctly identified by Jim McDonald, the US government is not yet supporting the stand of AI, HRW, ICG and dozens of US Congress persons and Senators calling for independent international investigations. Please support the petition drive to Sec. Clinton: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocac

  8. Greatly appreciate the relentless campaign by AI calling for international investigations and delivering 52,000 signatures to the UN. As correctly identified by Jim McDonald, the US government is not yet supporting the stand of AI, HRW, ICG and dozens of US Congress persons and Senators calling for independent international investigations. Please support the petition drive to Sec. Clinton: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocac

  9. Greatly appreciate the relentless campaign by AI calling for international investigations and delivering 52,000 signatures to the UN. As correctly identified by Jim McDonald, the US government is not yet supporting the stand of AI, HRW, ICG and dozens of US Congress persons and Senators calling for independent international investigations. Please support the petition drive to Sec. Clinton: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocac

  10. Rajapakse, brothers responsible for alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka, says leaked US cable http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Acting UN special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, is facing calls from two Sri Lankan rights group to be included in an investigation into the army’s execution of surrendering Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. The charges were submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the US-based Tamil’s Against Genocide (TAG) and the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET). They refer to Nambiar’s time as the UN’s Chief of Staff when he was sent to Colombo to aid negotiations towards an end to the country’s lengthy civil war.

  11. A secret deal between Mahinda and Moon? http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion

    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia's longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an "unfair world" that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  12. Rajapakse, brothers responsible for alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka, says leaked US cable http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Acting UN special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, is facing calls from two Sri Lankan rights group to be included in an investigation into the army’s execution of surrendering Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. The charges were submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the US-based Tamil’s Against Genocide (TAG) and the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET). They refer to Nambiar’s time as the UN’s Chief of Staff when he was sent to Colombo to aid negotiations towards an end to the country’s lengthy civil war.

  13. Rajapakse, brothers responsible for alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka, says leaked US cable http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Acting UN special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, is facing calls from two Sri Lankan rights group to be included in an investigation into the army’s execution of surrendering Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. The charges were submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the US-based Tamil’s Against Genocide (TAG) and the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET). They refer to Nambiar’s time as the UN’s Chief of Staff when he was sent to Colombo to aid negotiations towards an end to the country’s lengthy civil war.

  14. A secret deal between Mahinda and Moon? http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion

    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia's longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an "unfair world" that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  15. A secret deal between Mahinda and Moon? http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion

    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia's longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an "unfair world" that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  16. je suis contre crime in sir lanka je suis avec vous pour emporter le rigeme au trubunal

  17. Greatly appreciate the relentless campaign by AI calling for international investigations and delivering 52,000 signatures to the UN. As correctly identified by Jim McDonald, the US government is not yet supporting the stand of AI, HRW, ICG and dozens of US Congress persons and Senators calling for independent international investigations. Please support the petition drive to Sec. Clinton: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=15219

  18. Rajapakse, brothers responsible for alleged War Crimes in Sri Lanka, says leaked US cable
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33149

    Acting UN special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, is facing calls from two Sri Lankan rights group to be included in an investigation into the army’s execution of surrendering Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. The charges were submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the US-based Tamil’s Against Genocide (TAG) and the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils (SCET). They refer to Nambiar’s time as the UN’s Chief of Staff when he was sent to Colombo to aid negotiations towards an end to the country’s lengthy civil war.

  19. A secret deal between Mahinda and Moon?
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion1/23431.html

    Those who argue that Sri Lanka has finally brought an end to the Asia’s longest running conflict, are not only ignorant but making a blunder by indirectly supporting the dangerous regimes in Sri Lanka that are determined to wipe out a race from the face of this earth. Torture, murder and rape against the minority Tamils, abductions, summary executions, forced colonizations of Tamil lands, extension of military bases in Tamil areas even in the absence of war and various human rights abuses, have made this country as an island of hell.
    Sri Lankan rulers use a simple binary logic that their categorise anyone who oppose their extremist policies and human rights violations as terrorists. They are able to see only two types of humans on this planet. Those who are with them or those who are against them. Since they identify the ones who disagree with them as terrorists, Sri Lanka has in many instances blamed Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Red Cross and many other humanitarian organisations as terrorist sympathisers. David Miliband, Hillary Clinton and many other western leaders were blamed as terror supporters. This is exactly like how the Al Qaeda blames the western countries as terror states and their leaders as terrorists.
    Sri Lanka uses the same logic for the innocent Tamils who are fleeing for their lives in boats and ships to foreign shores. They blame the fleeing children and pregnant women as terrorists. Only crime they had committed was that they cried when their fathers and brothers were brutally murdered and they objected when their mothers and sisters were raped.
    What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an “unfair world” that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  20. je suis contre crime in sir lanka je suis avec vous pour emporter le rigeme au trubunal

  21. Hi saleem
    UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Ban Ki Moon’s emissary Vijay Nambiar who was dispatched to Sri Lanka, apparently to stop the predictable blood bath in the final days of the conflict met with his brother Satish Nambiar, the Sri Lankan Government’s Military Consultant and, of course, the Rajapakses, Narayanans and Menons directing the Tamil Genocide. The fate of those unfortunate civilians in Mullivaikkal and environs were decided and sealed. Having ‘failed’ in his mission Vijay Nambiar returned to his boss in New York and personally apprised him of the ‘success’ of his mission. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6051

  22. Sivarajapillai Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am
    This is just strange !!
    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The world tested all its weapons on Tamils through GoSL, 3000 times air strike – more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical weapons, 5000-6000 shelled daily etc. within the safe zone. More than 50,000 Tamils butchered within 3 months in their own homeland. 300,000 Tamils made refugees in their homeland and kept in concentration camps. UN did not hold Security Council meeting. UN kept its silence and still keeping its silence. But when North Korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. WHY???

    Up to 40,000 civilians 'died in Sri Lanka offensive' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/up-t

  23. The UN isa hypocrite including President Obama. He said he wants to take sanctions against Libya. What about Sri Lanka? No sanctions yet for Sri Lanka despite thousands slaughtered under Rajapkse's regime. Wake up America and take responsiblity and be fair. Thank you Amnesty International for your actions and fairness.

  24. Hi saleem
    UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Ban Ki Moon’s emissary Vijay Nambiar who was dispatched to Sri Lanka, apparently to stop the predictable blood bath in the final days of the conflict met with his brother Satish Nambiar, the Sri Lankan Government’s Military Consultant and, of course, the Rajapakses, Narayanans and Menons directing the Tamil Genocide. The fate of those unfortunate civilians in Mullivaikkal and environs were decided and sealed. Having ‘failed’ in his mission Vijay Nambiar returned to his boss in New York and personally apprised him of the ‘success’ of his mission. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6051

  25. Hi saleem
    UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Ban Ki Moon’s emissary Vijay Nambiar who was dispatched to Sri Lanka, apparently to stop the predictable blood bath in the final days of the conflict met with his brother Satish Nambiar, the Sri Lankan Government’s Military Consultant and, of course, the Rajapakses, Narayanans and Menons directing the Tamil Genocide. The fate of those unfortunate civilians in Mullivaikkal and environs were decided and sealed. Having ‘failed’ in his mission Vijay Nambiar returned to his boss in New York and personally apprised him of the ‘success’ of his mission. http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6051

  26. Sivarajapillai Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am
    This is just strange !!
    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The world tested all its weapons on Tamils through GoSL, 3000 times air strike – more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical weapons, 5000-6000 shelled daily etc. within the safe zone. More than 50,000 Tamils butchered within 3 months in their own homeland. 300,000 Tamils made refugees in their homeland and kept in concentration camps. UN did not hold Security Council meeting. UN kept its silence and still keeping its silence. But when North Korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. WHY???

    Up to 40,000 civilians 'died in Sri Lanka offensive' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/up-t

  27. Sivarajapillai Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am
    This is just strange !!
    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The world tested all its weapons on Tamils through GoSL, 3000 times air strike – more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical weapons, 5000-6000 shelled daily etc. within the safe zone. More than 50,000 Tamils butchered within 3 months in their own homeland. 300,000 Tamils made refugees in their homeland and kept in concentration camps. UN did not hold Security Council meeting. UN kept its silence and still keeping its silence. But when North Korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. WHY???

    Up to 40,000 civilians 'died in Sri Lanka offensive' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/up-t

  28. The UN isa hypocrite including President Obama. He said he wants to take sanctions against Libya. What about Sri Lanka? No sanctions yet for Sri Lanka despite thousands slaughtered under Rajapkse’s regime. Wake up America and take responsiblity and be fair. Thank you Amnesty International for your actions and fairness.

  29. Hi saleem
    UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours.

    Ban Ki Moon’s emissary Vijay Nambiar who was dispatched to Sri Lanka, apparently to stop the predictable blood bath in the final days of the conflict met with his brother Satish Nambiar, the Sri Lankan Government’s Military Consultant and, of course, the Rajapakses, Narayanans and Menons directing the Tamil Genocide. The fate of those unfortunate civilians in Mullivaikkal and environs were decided and sealed. Having ‘failed’ in his mission Vijay Nambiar returned to his boss in New York and personally apprised him of the ‘success’ of his mission.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6051

  30. Sivarajapillai Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am
    This is just strange !!
    The civil unrest in Libya just started this week and Ban Ki-moon already is demanding War Crimes Inquiry.

    The world tested all its weapons on Tamils through GoSL, 3000 times air strike – more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical weapons, 5000-6000 shelled daily etc. within the safe zone. More than 50,000 Tamils butchered within 3 months in their own homeland. 300,000 Tamils made refugees in their homeland and kept in concentration camps. UN did not hold Security Council meeting. UN kept its silence and still keeping its silence. But when North Korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. WHY???

    Up to 40,000 civilians ‘died in Sri Lanka offensive’
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/up-to-40000-civilians-died-in-sri-lanka-offensive-1897865.html

  31. Is the globe in the verge of extingsion?
    It is said that good or bad when saturated then there would be a suden U turn or whole distruction.
    Now it is enough and enough that the vulger RULERS as well as GUARDIANS of humans have become mere BEASTS.(terrorist are better than …)
    So the human efforts in the name of AI NGOs HRW and so on will continue relentesly till its end,otherwise the CARETAKER of the whole univers who is watching man on his wicked activities WILL come down to play his role.
    As tamils have great hope in GOD and they are undergoing so much of hardsip things cannot be as they are for ever.
    As humans we also have to work to bring back the world to order by exerting full power to bring the culprits to BOOK.Thanks for all just minded commenters.

  32. “Both the Sri Lankan government and the opposition Tamil Tigers were responsible for massive human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war during the 26-year conflict”
    AI – February 24, 2011

    We note with interest the latest statement from AI above, especially the change of wording from the usual – “last 3 months of the conflict” to “during the 26-year conflict”.

  33. As a Tamil I feel this matter of war crimes investigation is a waste of time. This is not going to help the Tamils who are trying to rebuild their lives. All this is the work of the LTTE rump in west who are worried because they are still handling LTTE funds extorted from the people, and the LTTE rump are threatened about their own comfortable positions. People might turn on them!
    How about the Tamil civilians killed by LTTE as human shields? Gadafi was not an elected leader and Sri Lanka was fighting against ruthless terrorists. These tow situations cannot be compared. UN will not give in to tiger terrorists demands. These tiger proxy terror operatives must be charged for crimes against humanity.

  34. Last month (January), Canada seized all properties and bank assets of World Tamil Movement worth millions of dollars raised through illegal means including extortions, debit/credit card scams and human, narcotics and arms trafficking. Canada’s World Tamil Movement was registered as a non-profit organization claiming to be engaged in Humanitarian work, but they funded and provided weapons to the LTTE.

    The Canadian action was timely considering the fact that, Tamil Tigers regrouping in the West at taxpayers’ expense following the crushing military defeat of the LTTE in 2009. Those trying to regroup include TTE proxies (CTC, TGTE, etc) who are again pushing for a racist, mono-ethnic, separatist objective that killed tens of thousands during the past 30 years. They ruined education of Tamil youth and used children as young as 12 as cannon fodder in a meaningless war.

    Do we remember how these ‘humanitarian’ Tamil Tigers were allowed to roam in Toronto and how they used women and children to hijack Canada’s busiest Gardiner highway in Toronto – the same way they used them to fight legitimate government forces in Sri Lanka in the hope of realizing that psychopath Prabhakaran’s dream of a ‘Tamil homeland.’.

    The 492 “Innocent Tamil Freedom Fighters” who illegally came to Canada aboard MV Sun Sea has already cost hard-working Canadian Tax payers over $25 million, excluding health, childcare and education benefits provided to them. Yet most Canadians are easily fooled to believe these illegitimates were subjected to torture and persecution in Sri Lanka, being ignorant of reality in that island on the other side of the globe. More than 80 percent of 497 illegal Tamil refugee-seekers, none of them with any usable work skills for Canada, have been released from custody. The cost of their skills training and social benefits package to taxpayers is beyond “human” comprehension.

    David Poopalapillai of Canadian Tamil Congress claimed his office was broken into by Sri Lankan government Agents trying to gather “sensitive” information on the 492 illegal Tamil asylum seekers came to Canada aboard MV Sun Sea. He went on to say the stolen computers included “birth certificates, names and contact information” of the illegal refugee claimants. This was a confession!

    If the refugees who arrived did not have valid identity documents, how did Poopalapillai get that info? In other words, he was willfully withholding information required by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP, Immigration Canada, Ministry of Justice and Canadian Federal Government. Little did poor Poopalapillai realize it was a really ill-crafted lie that would further tarnish his already bankrupt credibility. Even Transnational Government of Tamil Elam endorsed it saying “relatives of refugee claimants” would be in trouble. None of this could be true if CTC and TGTE did NOT have valid identities of boat people. They even called in “International Espionage and a hate crime” to apply leverage for the boatload of refugee applications. Canadian Tamil Diaspora promoting Tamil Tiger activities likely had this info at the very moment their Human-trafficking agents packed the boat full of would be pacific-ocean-adventurists off a port in Thailand.

    Their bogus claims of persecution and its so-called liberation war against Sri Lankan government had fooled Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, EU, USA to allow mono-ethnic, racist, separatist Tamil Tiger Terrorists to flourish and raise funds to buy weapons for LTTE. They are now regrouping to restart another war. LTTE’s “Innocence and Humane nature” resulted them being banned in most of these countries and India. FBI imprisoned several Tamil Tigers for planning to acquire “Humane” weapons on US soil. But, Tamil Tiger Diaspora votes are precious little treasure for dwindling support for Western liberal political powers. So the West let them in, let them stay and let its taxpayers take the burden for all of their expenses and comforts.

    Was their 37 years of bloody and violent campaign to claim a separate state in Sri Lanka not influenced and funded partly by well-known charities and INGO’s?
    These ‘Freedom Fighters’ massacred 600 Sri Lankan policemen who had surrendered execution-style in front of a mass-grave-pit dug by the victims at gunpoint just before they were showered with bullets and buried. That was a War Crime with proof – although so far no inquiry has been held even after more than 20 years.

    The pseudo “Freedom Fighters” were the criminals who ethnically cleansed the North and East areas of Sinhalese and Muslim farmers/peasants by massacring them en-masse – this is the definition of genocide, not the “make-believe-genocide” bumper stickers forcibly placed on vehicles owned by Tamil Diaspora. Amazingly Western Media, bankrupt on newsworthy material and paid for by Tiger financiers, published “genocide” in Sri Lanka diametrically opposite to reality.

    Their ‘humanitarian nature’ is such that they assassinated the Prime Minister of India and the President of Sri Lanka. They invented human suicide jacket and sold the technique to Al-Qaida along with IED building-know how that has helped to kill Canadian and American military personnel deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet they were supposed to freedom fighters fighting for justice. What hypocrisy!

    They did not even spare Tamil Intellectuals who stood against their violence and killing sprees – including the outspoken Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar and a Tamil Lawmaker Neelan Thiruchelvam and many, many others.

    if USA would have to allow secession of all Southern states to Afro- and Hispanic-Americans as their “homeland of Generations” and let Northern States to Native Americans, UK to let Ireland, Scotland and Wales secede or include Islamic and Tamil Tiger sentiments in the Union Jack flag, Canada to give back its oil-rich, fertile lands back to Inuit and other Natives and let Quebec secede under separatist French Bloc, Spain to secede to Basque separatists, France to secede to Algerian Islamists and India to let Tamil Nadu separate and let Pakistan have Kashmir? What would these countries do if internal terror wars breakout demanding such separatism? Would they just peacefully allow “Humanitarian Laws” of the UN, Amnesty International and ICRC guidelines to takeover and let violent terrorists get what they demand without safeguarding territorial integrity, national security and safety of citizens of these countries bound by constitutional rights to do so?

    With the world’s largest Tamil population in Tamil Nadu, India has not recognized Tamil as a national language, while Tamil representation in Parliament is proportionately less than in Sri Lanka. Indian Currency notes do not have Tamil language as in Sri Lanka. Every Sri Lankan school has Tamil medium classes separately.

    Many truly-innocent Tamil immigrants have returned safely to Sri Lanka, proving they have no fear of being abducted and killed at the airport as claimed at refugee hearings in the West. Some are returning for good to participate and make a better living in post-war development exponentially taking place in back home. They are going back to contribute to the country with the second-highest growth rate in Asia. UNHCR has reported Tamil refugees from other countries are returning to Sri Lanka and well-settled without any discrimination or persecution. Over 70 percent of Tamil refugees have returned to Sri Lanka after immigration status confirmed. None of them abused nor killed. They are contributing to make Sri Lanka the “Wonder of Asia” with its stock market being the Best stock market in 2010 as reported on Jan 3rd 2011.

    No matter how much Tamil Tiger proxies in the West teach their younger generation a distorted Sri Lankan history, making them believe that Sinhalese are their enemies and that they should regroup to fight another war back home, they cannot change facts. They cannot prove their distortions. None of their allegations of “War Crimes” can ever be proven with credible and substantiated evidence.

    UK’s Channel-4 Video was probably filmed in Tamil Nadu, India with talented actors there. It makes Rambo-III stunts elementary and boring. Soon they will try to change American, British, Canadian histories and claim these were also Tamil Homelands. They will find proof. These Lies will fade away and the truth will eventually prevail.

    If ethnic Tamil minority cannot coexist harmoniously with majority Sinhalese and other minorities in Sri Lanka, they cannot live elsewhere with ethnic majorities of those countries. They proved this by harassing thousands of Britons and Canadians for several months in 2009 during mass protests on streets of metropolitan economic hubs, disrupting work, commuters, and emergency services. These racist and disruptive Tamil immigrants couldn’t pick a better time to make host countries suffer millions of Dollars/Quid loss and damage in the height of economic meltdown, when mass layoffs and economic depression were widespread and commonplace. London and Ottawa exposed the colossal cost incurred to respective cities in funds and resources, except Toronto who is yet to publish the damages caused. Lack of honesty and disloyalty are time-honoured weaknesses of Tamil Tiger Diaspora and their local counterparts in Sri Lanka.

    Unless pro-Tiger Diaspora drop its hate campaign and calls for re-starting the the separatist war, taxpayers and governments of host countries can expect turbulence and violence in their neighbourhoods and cities. Gang warfare among Tamils in and around Toronto, London, Geneva, Oslo, Paris, etc became a common occurrence during the anti-LTTE war years.

  35. Is the globe in the verge of extingsion?
    It is said that good or bad when saturated then there would be a suden U turn or whole distruction.
    Now it is enough and enough that the vulger RULERS as well as GUARDIANS of humans have become mere BEASTS.(terrorist are better than …)
    So the human efforts in the name of AI NGOs HRW and so on will continue relentesly till its end,otherwise the CARETAKER of the whole univers who is watching man on his wicked activities WILL come down to play his role.
    As tamils have great hope in GOD and they are undergoing so much of hardsip things cannot be as they are for ever.
    As humans we also have to work to bring back the world to order by exerting full power to bring the culprits to BOOK.Thanks for all just minded commenters.

  36. Poor tamil!
    Canada and srilanka may illuse this kind of mere traitors without backbone to rise aginst sinhala atrocities..

  37. In the guise of fighting terrorism,what the racist Sri-Lankan state has been doing is naked ethnic cleansing which the western states refuse to acknowledge in their own interest.Never changing the unitary state system, never offering any reasonable Constitutional federal solution, driving out Tamil people from the island for more than 50 years and continuously following the military solution to a national problem resulting in destroying all the resources of Tamil people, exterminating them and thereby reducing their population strength while simultaneously garbing their lands at North-East of island which the Sinhala Sri-lankan state is successfully doing against Tamils and offering this model to other countries to solve their ethnic problems.But,one cannot fool all at all time.

  38. “Both the Sri Lankan government and the opposition Tamil Tigers were responsible for massive human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war during the 26-year conflict”
    AI – February 24, 2011

    We note with interest the latest statement from AI above, especially the change of wording from the usual – “last 3 months of the conflict” to “during the 26-year conflict”.

  39. As a Tamil I feel this matter of war crimes investigation is a waste of time. This is not going to help the Tamils who are trying to rebuild their lives. All this is the work of the LTTE rump in west who are worried because they are still handling LTTE funds extorted from the people, and the LTTE rump are threatened about their own comfortable positions. People might turn on them!
    How about the Tamil civilians killed by LTTE as human shields? Gadafi was not an elected leader and Sri Lanka was fighting against ruthless terrorists. These tow situations cannot be compared. UN will not give in to tiger terrorists demands. These tiger proxy terror operatives must be charged for crimes against humanity.

  40. Last month (January), Canada seized all properties and bank assets of World Tamil Movement worth millions of dollars raised through illegal means including extortions, debit/credit card scams and human, narcotics and arms trafficking. Canada’s World Tamil Movement was registered as a non-profit organization claiming to be engaged in Humanitarian work, but they funded and provided weapons to the LTTE.

    The Canadian action was timely considering the fact that, Tamil Tigers regrouping in the West at taxpayers’ expense following the crushing military defeat of the LTTE in 2009. Those trying to regroup include TTE proxies (CTC, TGTE, etc) who are again pushing for a racist, mono-ethnic, separatist objective that killed tens of thousands during the past 30 years. They ruined education of Tamil youth and used children as young as 12 as cannon fodder in a meaningless war.

    Do we remember how these ‘humanitarian’ Tamil Tigers were allowed to roam in Toronto and how they used women and children to hijack Canada’s busiest Gardiner highway in Toronto – the same way they used them to fight legitimate government forces in Sri Lanka in the hope of realizing that psychopath Prabhakaran’s dream of a ‘Tamil homeland.’.

    The 492 “Innocent Tamil Freedom Fighters” who illegally came to Canada aboard MV Sun Sea has already cost hard-working Canadian Tax payers over $25 million, excluding health, childcare and education benefits provided to them. Yet most Canadians are easily fooled to believe these illegitimates were subjected to torture and persecution in Sri Lanka, being ignorant of reality in that island on the other side of the globe. More than 80 percent of 497 illegal Tamil refugee-seekers, none of them with any usable work skills for Canada, have been released from custody. The cost of their skills training and social benefits package to taxpayers is beyond “human” comprehension.

    David Poopalapillai of Canadian Tamil Congress claimed his office was broken into by Sri Lankan government Agents trying to gather “sensitive” information on the 492 illegal Tamil asylum seekers came to Canada aboard MV Sun Sea. He went on to say the stolen computers included “birth certificates, names and contact information” of the illegal refugee claimants. This was a confession!

    If the refugees who arrived did not have valid identity documents, how did Poopalapillai get that info? In other words, he was willfully withholding information required by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP, Immigration Canada, Ministry of Justice and Canadian Federal Government. Little did poor Poopalapillai realize it was a really ill-crafted lie that would further tarnish his already bankrupt credibility. Even Transnational Government of Tamil Elam endorsed it saying “relatives of refugee claimants” would be in trouble. None of this could be true if CTC and TGTE did NOT have valid identities of boat people. They even called in “International Espionage and a hate crime” to apply leverage for the boatload of refugee applications. Canadian Tamil Diaspora promoting Tamil Tiger activities likely had this info at the very moment their Human-trafficking agents packed the boat full of would be pacific-ocean-adventurists off a port in Thailand.

    Their bogus claims of persecution and its so-called liberation war against Sri Lankan government had fooled Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, EU, USA to allow mono-ethnic, racist, separatist Tamil Tiger Terrorists to flourish and raise funds to buy weapons for LTTE. They are now regrouping to restart another war. LTTE’s “Innocence and Humane nature” resulted them being banned in most of these countries and India. FBI imprisoned several Tamil Tigers for planning to acquire “Humane” weapons on US soil. But, Tamil Tiger Diaspora votes are precious little treasure for dwindling support for Western liberal political powers. So the West let them in, let them stay and let its taxpayers take the burden for all of their expenses and comforts.

    Was their 37 years of bloody and violent campaign to claim a separate state in Sri Lanka not influenced and funded partly by well-known charities and INGO’s?
    These ‘Freedom Fighters’ massacred 600 Sri Lankan policemen who had surrendered execution-style in front of a mass-grave-pit dug by the victims at gunpoint just before they were showered with bullets and buried. That was a War Crime with proof – although so far no inquiry has been held even after more than 20 years.

    The pseudo “Freedom Fighters” were the criminals who ethnically cleansed the North and East areas of Sinhalese and Muslim farmers/peasants by massacring them en-masse – this is the definition of genocide, not the “make-believe-genocide” bumper stickers forcibly placed on vehicles owned by Tamil Diaspora. Amazingly Western Media, bankrupt on newsworthy material and paid for by Tiger financiers, published “genocide” in Sri Lanka diametrically opposite to reality.

    Their ‘humanitarian nature’ is such that they assassinated the Prime Minister of India and the President of Sri Lanka. They invented human suicide jacket and sold the technique to Al-Qaida along with IED building-know how that has helped to kill Canadian and American military personnel deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet they were supposed to freedom fighters fighting for justice. What hypocrisy!

    They did not even spare Tamil Intellectuals who stood against their violence and killing sprees – including the outspoken Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar and a Tamil Lawmaker Neelan Thiruchelvam and many, many others.

    if USA would have to allow secession of all Southern states to Afro- and Hispanic-Americans as their “homeland of Generations” and let Northern States to Native Americans, UK to let Ireland, Scotland and Wales secede or include Islamic and Tamil Tiger sentiments in the Union Jack flag, Canada to give back its oil-rich, fertile lands back to Inuit and other Natives and let Quebec secede under separatist French Bloc, Spain to secede to Basque separatists, France to secede to Algerian Islamists and India to let Tamil Nadu separate and let Pakistan have Kashmir? What would these countries do if internal terror wars breakout demanding such separatism? Would they just peacefully allow “Humanitarian Laws” of the UN, Amnesty International and ICRC guidelines to takeover and let violent terrorists get what they demand without safeguarding territorial integrity, national security and safety of citizens of these countries bound by constitutional rights to do so?

    With the world’s largest Tamil population in Tamil Nadu, India has not recognized Tamil as a national language, while Tamil representation in Parliament is proportionately less than in Sri Lanka. Indian Currency notes do not have Tamil language as in Sri Lanka. Every Sri Lankan school has Tamil medium classes separately.

    Many truly-innocent Tamil immigrants have returned safely to Sri Lanka, proving they have no fear of being abducted and killed at the airport as claimed at refugee hearings in the West. Some are returning for good to participate and make a better living in post-war development exponentially taking place in back home. They are going back to contribute to the country with the second-highest growth rate in Asia. UNHCR has reported Tamil refugees from other countries are returning to Sri Lanka and well-settled without any discrimination or persecution. Over 70 percent of Tamil refugees have returned to Sri Lanka after immigration status confirmed. None of them abused nor killed. They are contributing to make Sri Lanka the “Wonder of Asia” with its stock market being the Best stock market in 2010 as reported on Jan 3rd 2011.

    No matter how much Tamil Tiger proxies in the West teach their younger generation a distorted Sri Lankan history, making them believe that Sinhalese are their enemies and that they should regroup to fight another war back home, they cannot change facts. They cannot prove their distortions. None of their allegations of “War Crimes” can ever be proven with credible and substantiated evidence.

    UK’s Channel-4 Video was probably filmed in Tamil Nadu, India with talented actors there. It makes Rambo-III stunts elementary and boring. Soon they will try to change American, British, Canadian histories and claim these were also Tamil Homelands. They will find proof. These Lies will fade away and the truth will eventually prevail.

    If ethnic Tamil minority cannot coexist harmoniously with majority Sinhalese and other minorities in Sri Lanka, they cannot live elsewhere with ethnic majorities of those countries. They proved this by harassing thousands of Britons and Canadians for several months in 2009 during mass protests on streets of metropolitan economic hubs, disrupting work, commuters, and emergency services. These racist and disruptive Tamil immigrants couldn’t pick a better time to make host countries suffer millions of Dollars/Quid loss and damage in the height of economic meltdown, when mass layoffs and economic depression were widespread and commonplace. London and Ottawa exposed the colossal cost incurred to respective cities in funds and resources, except Toronto who is yet to publish the damages caused. Lack of honesty and disloyalty are time-honoured weaknesses of Tamil Tiger Diaspora and their local counterparts in Sri Lanka.

    Unless pro-Tiger Diaspora drop its hate campaign and calls for re-starting the the separatist war, taxpayers and governments of host countries can expect turbulence and violence in their neighbourhoods and cities. Gang warfare among Tamils in and around Toronto, London, Geneva, Oslo, Paris, etc became a common occurrence during the anti-LTTE war years.

  41. Poor tamil!
    Canada and srilanka may illuse this kind of mere traitors without backbone to rise aginst sinhala atrocities..

  42. In the guise of fighting terrorism,what the racist Sri-Lankan state has been doing is naked ethnic cleansing which the western states refuse to acknowledge in their own interest.Never changing the unitary state system, never offering any reasonable Constitutional federal solution, driving out Tamil people from the island for more than 50 years and continuously following the military solution to a national problem resulting in destroying all the resources of Tamil people, exterminating them and thereby reducing their population strength while simultaneously garbing their lands at North-East of island which the Sinhala Sri-lankan state is successfully doing against Tamils and offering this model to other countries to solve their ethnic problems.But,one cannot fool all at all time.

  43. Congratultions to AI for taking their mandate on behalf of the helpless and criminalised people of the world to heart and acting seriously by highlighting crimes against humanity for action by the global bodies such as the UN. The dismal failure by SG Ban Ki Moon to act on mass murder and gross human rights abuses in Sri lanka is beyond explanation so much so he keeps mum and gets away with vague words and mumbo jumbo telelphone conversations between himself and President Rajapakse ever so often without any finite conclusion. Meanwhile suspect war criminals from that country are being posted to SL mission within the UN so as to impart diplomatic immunity! What kind of game is that? Moreover the 3 member Advisory Panel appointed by him and who should have presented their report many moons ago are yet sitting in NY.

    Meanwhile over what is happening in Libya where 200 people have been killed seems to have moved the SG to have a Security Council meeting where he boldly made out a case to act NOW after a few weeks of turmoil.Has he, for example. spoken to Libyan Leader Gaddafi and asked him to stop the killings of ordinary people crying out for freedom from oppression? Instead he has moved the SC to act NOW!

    People around the world are entitled to also know why this highly visible discrimination is being practiced as between UN member countries. Surely accountability starts right there at his doorstep. The quite adverse end-of- assignment report by the retiring Head of Internal Audit of the UN of teh SG's management seems to be borne out by what seems quite apparent and discriminating treatment as between 'hot spots' around the world. Sad day for the UN if it loses its mandate through indolence and being seen as irrelevant.

  44. Congratultions to AI for taking their mandate on behalf of the helpless and criminalised people of the world to heart and acting seriously by highlighting crimes against humanity for action by the global bodies such as the UN. The dismal failure by SG Ban Ki Moon to act on mass murder and gross human rights abuses in Sri lanka is beyond explanation so much so he keeps mum and gets away with vague words and mumbo jumbo telelphone conversations between himself and President Rajapakse ever so often without any finite conclusion. Meanwhile suspect war criminals from that country are being posted to SL mission within the UN so as to impart diplomatic immunity! What kind of game is that? Moreover the 3 member Advisory Panel appointed by him and who should have presented their report many moons ago are yet sitting in NY.

    Meanwhile over what is happening in Libya where 200 people have been killed seems to have moved the SG to have a Security Council meeting where he boldly made out a case to act NOW after a few weeks of turmoil.Has he, for example. spoken to Libyan Leader Gaddafi and asked him to stop the killings of ordinary people crying out for freedom from oppression? Instead he has moved the SC to act NOW!

    People around the world are entitled to also know why this highly visible discrimination is being practiced as between UN member countries. Surely accountability starts right there at his doorstep. The quite adverse end-of- assignment report by the retiring Head of Internal Audit of the UN of teh SG’s management seems to be borne out by what seems quite apparent and discriminating treatment as between ‘hot spots’ around the world. Sad day for the UN if it loses its mandate through indolence and being seen as irrelevant.

  45. The ethics,integrity,unbiased truthfulness and honesty of Amnesty International is non-existent and much to be desired. Did A I or UN investigate the atrocities by the US and British military in Iraq and Afghanistan on innocent civilians? Did they investigate the slaughtering in Chechniya and Pakistan? Did they do anything in Burma (Myanmar) and autocratic regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya or China? Actually the US, UK and France are friends of ruthless depots, dictators for their own advantage. Why are they crying out loud now about democracy, rule of law and what have you when the people protest? "We do not have permanent friends but have only permanent interests" Margaret Thatcher.
    It amazes me now as to why the Sri Lankan Tamils who left mother Lanka for greener pastures (calling themselves 'diasporas' a word inappropriate for them) are so much worried about non-existent "war crimes". Is it because of the loss of their dollars given to the megalomanic Prabakaran and his minions? For over 30 years the Tamil demonic terrorists destroyed life, limb and property of innocent civilians. Where were Amnesty, the UN, US and UK to stop the mayhem? Have you heard of 'divide and rule policy of the colonial British in India and Ceylon? Under colonial rule the British were biased towards the minority Tamils who favoured them against the Singhalese and antagonised them. So who created the original ethnic divide? You guesed it right.
    12% of the population in Sri Lanka are Tamils. In Colombo and the major cities in Sri Lanka the Tamils and the Singhalese live peacefully, respecting each other's freedom. There has never been an ethnic problem but it was always a terrorist problem in the east and north. There can NEVER be peace by terror. Any form of division or delegation of power to a country the size of Sri Lanka is solely because of greed, sefishness and ulterior motives with a hidden agenda of conquering the remaining part.
    It is a historical fact that that there have never been 'traditional homelands of any ethnic race. The original settlers in the north and east were Singhalese who were driven out by the Tamils. Later the Malays and Muslims were chased out by the Tamils.

    How can the 'diaspora' Tamils who were not even born at the time of conflicts support a demonic terrorist who tried to conquer by terror?

    As long as the resplendent island nation of Sri Lanka exists God of all creation will never ever allow any division of this sovereign nation..

  46. The ethics,integrity,unbiased truthfulness and honesty of Amnesty International is non-existent and much to be desired. Did A I or UN investigate the atrocities by the US and British military in Iraq and Afghanistan on innocent civilians? Did they investigate the slaughtering in Chechniya and Pakistan? Did they do anything in Burma (Myanmar) and autocratic regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya or China? Actually the US, UK and France are friends of ruthless depots, dictators for their own advantage. Why are they crying out loud now about democracy, rule of law and what have you when the people protest? “We do not have permanent friends but have only permanent interests” Margaret Thatcher.
    It amazes me now as to why the Sri Lankan Tamils who left mother Lanka for greener pastures (calling themselves ‘diasporas’ a word inappropriate for them) are so much worried about non-existent “war crimes”. Is it because of the loss of their dollars given to the megalomanic Prabakaran and his minions? For over 30 years the Tamil demonic terrorists destroyed life, limb and property of innocent civilians. Where were Amnesty, the UN, US and UK to stop the mayhem? Have you heard of ‘divide and rule policy of the colonial British in India and Ceylon? Under colonial rule the British were biased towards the minority Tamils who favoured them against the Singhalese and antagonised them. So who created the original ethnic divide? You guesed it right.
    12% of the population in Sri Lanka are Tamils. In Colombo and the major cities in Sri Lanka the Tamils and the Singhalese live peacefully, respecting each other’s freedom. There has never been an ethnic problem but it was always a terrorist problem in the east and north. There can NEVER be peace by terror. Any form of division or delegation of power to a country the size of Sri Lanka is solely because of greed, sefishness and ulterior motives with a hidden agenda of conquering the remaining part.
    It is a historical fact that that there have never been ‘traditional homelands of any ethnic race. The original settlers in the north and east were Singhalese who were driven out by the Tamils. Later the Malays and Muslims were chased out by the Tamils.

    How can the ‘diaspora’ Tamils who were not even born at the time of conflicts support a demonic terrorist who tried to conquer by terror?

    As long as the resplendent island nation of Sri Lanka exists God of all creation will never ever allow any division of this sovereign nation..

  47. Dear Jim,
    I fully support AI's call for War Crimes trials against senior officials in Sri Lanka .

    But I oppose only Sri Lankan leaders being prosecuted. If Fonseka, Gota et al are suspected (with solid evidence) of war crimes, they must be prosecuted. Where is AI's campaign for Gens. Powell & Schwarzkopf, Pres Bush II, Blair and Gen. Jackson from the UK joining them in the dock. Justice must be equitable. Our guys did no more or less than anyone in the US/NATO/British leadership have done in the last two decades. If our guys our guilty, then so are the above and all should be treated alike.

    What is the likelihood of AI being 'brave' enough to be equitable and initiate war crimes trials against Western leaders? The evidence so far is that AI is far too compromised and scared to even think of such a thing. By my reckoning, Sri Lanka can never achieve the glorious heights achieved by the Western bloc in the war crimes/civilan casualties game.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    I'm very sorry for Dr Manoharan's loss. It's an awful thing to lose your child in this manner. So, why isn't AI also campaigning to indict a proven war criminal and child abuser/recruiter of Tamil child soldiers, Adele Balasingham now living in safety and comfort in London, only a few miles AI's swanky central London head office.

    Here's Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    p.s. I hope you used soft, strong, absorbent paper for your 50,000 petition signature – please send the papers to Jaffna and NE Sri Lanka, where there's a desperate need for toilet paper.

  48. Dear Jim,
    I fully support AI's call for War Crimes trials against senior officials in Sri Lanka .

    But I oppose only Sri Lankan leaders being prosecuted. If Fonseka, Gota et al are suspected (with solid evidence) of war crimes, they must be prosecuted. Where is AI's campaign for Gens. Powell & Schwarzkopf, Pres Bush II, Blair and Gen. Jackson from the UK joining them in the dock. Justice must be equitable. Our guys did no more or less than anyone in the US/NATO/British leadership have done in the last two decades. If our guys our guilty, then so are the above and all should be treated alike.

    What is the likelihood of AI being 'brave' enough to be equitable and initiate war crimes trials against Western leaders? The evidence so far is that AI is far too compromised and scared to even think of such a thing. By my reckoning, Sri Lanka can never achieve the glorious heights achieved by the Western bloc in the war crimes/civilan casualties game.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    I'm very sorry for Dr Manoharan's loss. It's an awful thing to lose your child in this manner. So, why isn't AI also campaigning to indict a proven war criminal and child abuser/recruiter of Tamil child soldiers, Adele Balasingham now living in safety and comfort in London, only a few miles AI's swanky central London head office.

    Here's Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    p.s. I hope you used soft, strong, absorbent paper for your 50,000 petition signature – please send the papers to Jaffna and NE Sri Lanka, where there's a desperate need for toilet paper.

  49. Dear Jim,
    I fully support AI's call for War Crimes trials against senior officials in Sri Lanka .

    But I oppose only Sri Lankan leaders being prosecuted. If Fonseka, Gota et al are suspected (with solid evidence) of war crimes, they must be prosecuted. Where is AI's campaign for Gens. Powell & Schwarzkopf, Pres Bush II, Blair and Gen. Jackson from the UK joining them in the dock. Justice must be equitable. Our guys did no more or less than anyone in the US/NATO/British leadership have done in the last two decades. If our guys our guilty, then so are the above and all should be treated alike.

    What is the likelihood of AI being 'brave' enough to be equitable and initiate war crimes trials against Western leaders? The evidence so far is that AI is far too compromised and scared to even think of such a thing. By my reckoning, Sri Lanka can never achieve the glorious heights achieved by the Western bloc in the war crimes/civilan casualties game.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    I'm very sorry for Dr Manoharan's loss. It's an awful thing to lose your child in this manner. So, why isn't AI also campaigning to indict a proven war criminal and child abuser/recruiter of Tamil child soldiers, Adele Balasingham now living in safety and comfort in London, only a few miles AI's swanky central London head office.

    Here's Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    p.s. I hope you used soft, strong, absorbent paper for your 50,000 petition signature – please send the papers to Jaffna and NE Sri Lanka, where there's a desperate need for toilet paper.

  50. UN Should Not Fail in Libya – Like it Failed in Sri Lanka
    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged the UN not to fail in protecting Libyan civilians like it failed to protect Sri Lankan Tamil civilians in 2009. During the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, UN Security Council and UN Human Rights Council also held meetings. But those meetings did not prevent the killing of around 60,000 Tamil civilians. Repeated appeals by several world leaders' to stop the killings were rejected by the Sri Lankan Government. Failure to bring Sri Lankan leaders to face War Crimes charges is sending a strong message to Libyan leaders that they can kill without fear of any consequences.

    yes every one has OIL price concern from libya? UN will voice?

    Why??
    Obama did not live up to his predecessors performances: Sri Lanka case Study http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6052

  51. Sri Lankan government has their own pseudo terror experts(LIKE MANGO) working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august072010/s

    Srilanka: If this isn't GENOCIDE, WAR CRIME, Then What on Earth is? http://www.change.org/petitions/view/srilanka_if_

  52. UN Should Not Fail in Libya – Like it Failed in Sri Lanka
    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged the UN not to fail in protecting Libyan civilians like it failed to protect Sri Lankan Tamil civilians in 2009. During the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, UN Security Council and UN Human Rights Council also held meetings. But those meetings did not prevent the killing of around 60,000 Tamil civilians. Repeated appeals by several world leaders' to stop the killings were rejected by the Sri Lankan Government. Failure to bring Sri Lankan leaders to face War Crimes charges is sending a strong message to Libyan leaders that they can kill without fear of any consequences.

    yes every one has OIL price concern from libya? UN will voice?

    Why??
    Obama did not live up to his predecessors performances: Sri Lanka case Study http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6052

  53. UN Should Not Fail in Libya – Like it Failed in Sri Lanka
    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged the UN not to fail in protecting Libyan civilians like it failed to protect Sri Lankan Tamil civilians in 2009. During the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, UN Security Council and UN Human Rights Council also held meetings. But those meetings did not prevent the killing of around 60,000 Tamil civilians. Repeated appeals by several world leaders' to stop the killings were rejected by the Sri Lankan Government. Failure to bring Sri Lankan leaders to face War Crimes charges is sending a strong message to Libyan leaders that they can kill without fear of any consequences.

    yes every one has OIL price concern from libya? UN will voice?

    Why??
    Obama did not live up to his predecessors performances: Sri Lanka case Study http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6052

  54. Sri Lankan government has their own pseudo terror experts(LIKE MANGO) working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august072010/s

    Srilanka: If this isn't GENOCIDE, WAR CRIME, Then What on Earth is? http://www.change.org/petitions/view/srilanka_if_

  55. Sri Lankan government has their own pseudo terror experts(LIKE MANGO) working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august072010/s

    Srilanka: If this isn't GENOCIDE, WAR CRIME, Then What on Earth is? http://www.change.org/petitions/view/srilanka_if_

  56. Hi Saleem,

    Thanks for my promotion to a 'pseudo-terror expert' for the SL govt. That's high praise from the supporter of the best, most effective, expert, ruthless and lethal terrorist group of the last 30 years – the LTTE!

    If you have any connections in Sri Lanka, I'm happy to take payment from the SL govt – cash only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    sh only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    This video is just for you, showing the LTTE at their best — attacking Muslim worshippers with a suicide bomber.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoqgaPqrEU

  57. Hi Saleem,

    Thanks for my promotion to a 'pseudo-terror expert' for the SL govt. That's high praise from the supporter of the best, most effective, expert, ruthless and lethal terrorist group of the last 30 years – the LTTE!

    If you have any connections in Sri Lanka, I'm happy to take payment from the SL govt – cash only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    sh only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    This video is just for you, showing the LTTE at their best — attacking Muslim worshippers with a suicide bomber.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoqgaPqrEU

  58. Hi Saleem,

    Thanks for my promotion to a 'pseudo-terror expert' for the SL govt. That's high praise from the supporter of the best, most effective, expert, ruthless and lethal terrorist group of the last 30 years – the LTTE!

    If you have any connections in Sri Lanka, I'm happy to take payment from the SL govt – cash only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    sh only. But I don't think they'll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    This video is just for you, showing the LTTE at their best — attacking Muslim worshippers with a suicide bomber.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoqgaPqrEU

  59. Dear Jim,
    I fully support AI’s call for War Crimes trials against senior officials in Sri Lanka .

    But I oppose only Sri Lankan leaders being prosecuted. If Fonseka, Gota et al are suspected (with solid evidence) of war crimes, they must be prosecuted. Where is AI’s campaign for Gens. Powell & Schwarzkopf, Pres Bush II, Blair and Gen. Jackson from the UK joining them in the dock. Justice must be equitable. Our guys did no more or less than anyone in the US/NATO/British leadership have done in the last two decades. If our guys our guilty, then so are the above and all should be treated alike.

    What is the likelihood of AI being ‘brave’ enough to be equitable and initiate war crimes trials against Western leaders? The evidence so far is that AI is far too compromised and scared to even think of such a thing. By my reckoning, Sri Lanka can never achieve the glorious heights achieved by the Western bloc in the war crimes/civilan casualties game.

    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/sri-lanka-can-never-beat-the-west/

    I’m very sorry for Dr Manoharan’s loss. It’s an awful thing to lose your child in this manner. So, why isn’t AI also campaigning to indict a proven war criminal and child abuser/recruiter of Tamil child soldiers, Adele Balasingham now living in safety and comfort in London, only a few miles AI’s swanky central London head office.

    Here’s Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child slodiers: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    p.s. I hope you used soft, strong, absorbent paper for your 50,000 petition signature – please send the papers to Jaffna and NE Sri Lanka, where there’s a desperate need for toilet paper.

  60. UN Should Not Fail in Libya – Like it Failed in Sri Lanka
    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged the UN not to fail in protecting Libyan civilians like it failed to protect Sri Lankan Tamil civilians in 2009. During the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka, UN Security Council and UN Human Rights Council also held meetings. But those meetings did not prevent the killing of around 60,000 Tamil civilians. Repeated appeals by several world leaders’ to stop the killings were rejected by the Sri Lankan Government. Failure to bring Sri Lankan leaders to face War Crimes charges is sending a strong message to Libyan leaders that they can kill without fear of any consequences.

    yes every one has OIL price concern from libya? UN will voice?

    Why??
    Obama did not live up to his predecessors performances: Sri Lanka case Study
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6052

  61. Sri Lankan government has their own pseudo terror experts(LIKE MANGO) working in foreign soils and their main role is to defend the Sri Lankan government and to identify anyone that opposes the Sri Lankan government as terrorist. Sri Lanka spends millions on propaganda and to pay for consultants and propaganda firms that are working round the clock to hide or justify the atrocities committed by the rulers of Sri Lanka.

    Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srilanka-violence-mv.php

    Srilanka: If this isn’t GENOCIDE, WAR CRIME, Then What on Earth is?
    http://www.change.org/petitions/view/srilanka_if_this_isnt_genocide_war_crime_then_what_on_earth_is

  62. The call for war crimes committed in Sri Lanka is against both parties responsible for the killings in that country, one the state criminals responsible and the other the LTTE criminals. Given that the state actors carry a higher culpability it will be matter for an independent UN Tribunal to adjudicate based on the facts of the case.Because of the inexplicable delays by the UN certain private parties have already taken the very bold and commendable private initiative to seek justice through the Courts system worldwide, whether it be the before the ICC, European Court of Justice or the US Courts.

    Meanwhile the desperate Sri Lanka government is trying its usual stunt of stymying justice through a silly "KP initiative", an arms smuggler, now cosy with the suspect war criminals in the country.

    Even an independent World Peace Citizens Tribunal , including a retired Supreme Court Judge from India, had deliberated on the massive war crimes committed towards the end of the war and found 52 top war criminals guilty of heinous crime against humanity. Although the Sri Lankan government was notified through its Embassy in London it shunned that Tribunal in toto. It's happening now with the UN efforts! A real shame.

    Let the truth be found out and let universal justice prevail.

  63. Birds had now stopped singing in a land called Vanni. Sun, moon and the stars in the sky had hidden their faces. Angel of death flew over the skies of Vanni and took the lives of more than twenty five thousand innocent Tamil men, women and children in a single day.
    Rulers of Sri Lanka are continuing to vomit out worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent lives. They started with “War on Terror” but changed the buzz word to “Humanitarian Operation” in order to deceive the international community. “War on Terror” was an accepted norm during the Bush era but lost its validity now. Therefore they had changed the name of the game to “Humanitarian operation”
    United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands.
    Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials.
    Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn't achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters.
    This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant?

    UN had once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.

    'Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/wikil

  64. Hi Saleem,

    Thanks for my promotion to a ‘pseudo-terror expert’ for the SL govt. That’s high praise from the supporter of the best, most effective, expert, ruthless and lethal terrorist group of the last 30 years – the LTTE!

    If you have any connections in Sri Lanka, I’m happy to take payment from the SL govt – cash only. But I don’t think they’ll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    sh only. But I don’t think they’ll be able to afford my rates. This is strictly pro-bono :)

    This video is just for you, showing the LTTE at their best — attacking Muslim worshippers with a suicide bomber.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoqgaPqrEU

  65. Birds had now stopped singing in a land called Vanni. Sun, moon and the stars in the sky had hidden their faces. Angel of death flew over the skies of Vanni and took the lives of more than twenty five thousand innocent Tamil men, women and children in a single day.
    Rulers of Sri Lanka are continuing to vomit out worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent lives. They started with “War on Terror” but changed the buzz word to “Humanitarian Operation” in order to deceive the international community. “War on Terror” was an accepted norm during the Bush era but lost its validity now. Therefore they had changed the name of the game to “Humanitarian operation”
    United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands.
    Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials.
    Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn't achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters.
    This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant?

    UN had once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.

    'Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/wikil

  66. Birds had now stopped singing in a land called Vanni. Sun, moon and the stars in the sky had hidden their faces. Angel of death flew over the skies of Vanni and took the lives of more than twenty five thousand innocent Tamil men, women and children in a single day.
    Rulers of Sri Lanka are continuing to vomit out worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent lives. They started with “War on Terror” but changed the buzz word to “Humanitarian Operation” in order to deceive the international community. “War on Terror” was an accepted norm during the Bush era but lost its validity now. Therefore they had changed the name of the game to “Humanitarian operation”
    United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands.
    Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials.
    Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn't achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters.
    This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant?

    UN had once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.

    'Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/wikil

  67. It is also to be remembered that for a period of over 27 years this terrorist group, the LTTE, recruited over 5,700 children as armed combatants, according to the UNICEF, and in the view of some, close to three times that number.
    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    It also had the reputation for having invented the suicide vest and for having successfully deployed over 236 suicide bombing missions. It regularly blasted civilians going to work, children going to school, and massacred worshippers at temples and mosques.

    It had a reputation for collecting funds using its agents scattered throughout the West, employing intimidation and threats to finance its activities.
    It is also the organization that ethnically cleansed the Northern Province of Sri Lanka of all other ethnic groups and brutally eliminated almost all moderate Tamil leaders.

  68. Dear Jim,
    Amnesty commits Exit Bonus Payout Genocide

    Wonderful news from AI UK that it has secretly paid over £800,000 in hidden exit bonuses to Irene Khan (head) and Kate Gilmore (deputy head).
    £800,000 = $1.3 million = Euro 950,000
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358537/R

    AI loves to lecture Sri Lanka about transparency, good governance and accountability. I'm delighted to see that just like Sri Lankan politicians, AI's senior staff don't practice what they preach. Even better, Irene has written a book called "The Unheard Truth: Poverty and human rights". Ha ha ha ! Unbelievable. :) :)

    Irene makes Mervyn "The Vermin" Silva, (Sri Lanka's worst MP) look like a saint.

    p.s. How can I can apply for the post of AI Chief Executive? If Irene Khan could do it, it can't be that difficult.

  69. What happened in Sri Lanka cannot be characterized as a simple case of countering an insurgency. There was a group, proscribed by most of the democratic world as a terrorist organization, which controlled territory, and uniquely, deployed naval and air assets.

    The violence, began not in 1983 as popularly perceived, but in the mid 1970s. Alfred Duraiyappa, the elected Mayor of Jaffna, was assassinated in 1975 by Prabhakaran himself. The proscription has been extended recently by the EU and the US.

    Terrorism, as we all know, is a crime condemned internationally and punishable under domestic law. Sri Lanka as a sovereign state, with the overwhelming endorsement of its population, used its security forces to counter and defeat this terrorist organization. And that also, after trying over and over again to negotiate an end to the conflict.

  70. It is also to be remembered that for a period of over 27 years this terrorist group, the LTTE, recruited over 5,700 children as armed combatants, according to the UNICEF, and in the view of some, close to three times that number.
    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    It also had the reputation for having invented the suicide vest and for having successfully deployed over 236 suicide bombing missions. It regularly blasted civilians going to work, children going to school, and massacred worshippers at temples and mosques.

    It had a reputation for collecting funds using its agents scattered throughout the West, employing intimidation and threats to finance its activities.
    It is also the organization that ethnically cleansed the Northern Province of Sri Lanka of all other ethnic groups and brutally eliminated almost all moderate Tamil leaders.

  71. It is also to be remembered that for a period of over 27 years this terrorist group, the LTTE, recruited over 5,700 children as armed combatants, according to the UNICEF, and in the view of some, close to three times that number.
    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    It also had the reputation for having invented the suicide vest and for having successfully deployed over 236 suicide bombing missions. It regularly blasted civilians going to work, children going to school, and massacred worshippers at temples and mosques.

    It had a reputation for collecting funds using its agents scattered throughout the West, employing intimidation and threats to finance its activities.
    It is also the organization that ethnically cleansed the Northern Province of Sri Lanka of all other ethnic groups and brutally eliminated almost all moderate Tamil leaders.

  72. In the final stages of conflict, this organization herded, approximately 300,000 civilians and used them as a human shield.

    It is under these circumstances that the Government of Sri Lanka employed its military to counter the vicious threat posed by the terrorist LTTE. The Government adopted a policy of zero civilian casualties. It is important to remember that most of the Tamils in Sri Lanka do not live in the North. These civilians were taken against their will and they escaped as soon as the Security Forces broke through. We have seen their escape on television screens. The allegation of thousands of civilian deaths cannot be substantiated. You just need to do the math.

    Now turning our attention to allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in the process of defeating this terrorist organization which so deliberately and callously used the thousands of civilians as a human shield and as a bargaining chip, and ignored calls by many, including the Secretary-General of the UN, to let these civilians go. So far, these allegations remain in the realm of simple allegations. It is interesting that the rump LTTE, its well-wishers, and the Tamil Net have been working overtime propagating these stories, many of which are fanciful, and far removed from fact but which have been sadly picked up by liberal thinkers in the West.

    Organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Crisis Group have all picked up these stories. The State Department report refers to these allegations but takes care to characterize them as "allegations". It was Goebbels who said that even a lie, repeated often enough, will gain credence as the truth.

  73. As a sovereign state, Sri Lanka had the responsibility, in the first instance, to protect the vast majority of the population from terrorism and, also, to investigate allegations of infractions of global standards, that can be substantiated, to investigate them. The primary responsibility is for the state itself to deal with any infractions. The allegations must not only be made for the benefit of international entities and global headlines or simply be fanciful, but also be brought to the attention of the national authorities. A proper procedure must be observed. Sri Lanka has a mature legal system and any violations of domestic law can be handled by the Courts. A petition for Habeas Corpus or a writ application is available to an aggrieved entity. Those who made these allegations have not taken the trouble to invoke the domestic judicial processes or the Courts. It is also interesting that those who make these allegations have not thought it fit to invoke the Fundamental Rights provisions of the Constitution, which have been invoked in other instances by many people. Torture is a serious crime in Sri Lanka and the legislation incorporates international standards.

    Sri Lanka, for its part, has also established a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to examine all aspects of the conflict, which could include allegations of violations of IHL. This Commission has borrowed extensively from the South African and British experience. The emphasis is on restorative justice. The State has taken upon itself the responsibility of compensating the victims. Anyone with evidence of any violations has been invited to come before the Commission. Hundreds of people have done so. The AG’s Department has a special unit in place to investigate any matters referred to it.

    When the LLRC invited Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the ICG to present any evidence in their possession to the Commission, they jointly decided not to do so. This makes their claims and allegations more than a little suspect.

    In summary, where there are local remedies to deal with violations that can be proved, the enthusiasm to simply clamour for international interventions is simply disingenuous and not consistent with international law and practice. This is simply an attempt to draw international attention, score propaganda points, rather than an effort to remedy a wrong.

    Instead of continuing to smear the good name of the Government of Sri Lanka internationally, while forgetting the criminal reign of the LTTE which lasted over 27 years, it may be of help, if the critics and the aggrieved resorted to the remedies so readily available under the domestic legal system.

    It is important for us to remember that there is no such enthusiasm among the people of Sri Lanka to continue to delve into these allegations. The yearning is for peace and to move forward. All the communities of the island join in this one aspiration.

    It would be far better to permit Sri Lanka go get on with the task of healing and reconciling rather than continuing to scratch a wound that is so desperately trying to heal.

  74. The call for war crimes committed in Sri Lanka is against both parties responsible for the killings in that country, one the state criminals responsible and the other the LTTE criminals. Given that the state actors carry a higher culpability it will be matter for an independent UN Tribunal to adjudicate based on the facts of the case.Because of the inexplicable delays by the UN certain private parties have already taken the very bold and commendable private initiative to seek justice through the Courts system worldwide, whether it be the before the ICC, European Court of Justice or the US Courts.

    Meanwhile the desperate Sri Lanka government is trying its usual stunt of stymying justice through a silly “KP initiative”, an arms smuggler, now cosy with the suspect war criminals in the country.

    Even an independent World Peace Citizens Tribunal , including a retired Supreme Court Judge from India, had deliberated on the massive war crimes committed towards the end of the war and found 52 top war criminals guilty of heinous crime against humanity. Although the Sri Lankan government was notified through its Embassy in London it shunned that Tribunal in toto. It’s happening now with the UN efforts! A real shame.

    Let the truth be found out and let universal justice prevail.

  75. Dear Jim,
    Amnesty commits Exit Bonus Payout Genocide

    Wonderful news from AI UK that it has secretly paid over £800,000 in hidden exit bonuses to Irene Khan (head) and Kate Gilmore (deputy head).
    £800,000 = $1.3 million = Euro 950,000
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358537/R

    AI loves to lecture Sri Lanka about transparency, good governance and accountability. I'm delighted to see that just like Sri Lankan politicians, AI's senior staff don't practice what they preach. Even better, Irene has written a book called "The Unheard Truth: Poverty and human rights". Ha ha ha ! Unbelievable. :) :)

    Irene makes Mervyn "The Vermin" Silva, (Sri Lanka's worst MP) look like a saint.

    p.s. How can I can apply for the post of AI Chief Executive? If Irene Khan could do it, it can't be that difficult.

  76. Dear Jim,
    Amnesty commits Exit Bonus Payout Genocide

    Wonderful news from AI UK that it has secretly paid over £800,000 in hidden exit bonuses to Irene Khan (head) and Kate Gilmore (deputy head).
    £800,000 = $1.3 million = Euro 950,000
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358537/R

    AI loves to lecture Sri Lanka about transparency, good governance and accountability. I'm delighted to see that just like Sri Lankan politicians, AI's senior staff don't practice what they preach. Even better, Irene has written a book called "The Unheard Truth: Poverty and human rights". Ha ha ha ! Unbelievable. :) :)

    Irene makes Mervyn "The Vermin" Silva, (Sri Lanka's worst MP) look like a saint.

    p.s. How can I can apply for the post of AI Chief Executive? If Irene Khan could do it, it can't be that difficult.

  77. Exit Bonus Payout Genocide!

    Peter Pack Letter on payments to former Secretary General and her deputy:

    In mid-December 2008, we said to Irene 'We recognise the considerable and impressive changes you have achieved, and the strong, decisive leadership you provide. Nonetheless, we believe that it is in the overall interests of AI that no one leader – how ever good they are – stays in office for too long, and that two terms is an appropriate time for any one person to lead AI.'

    Irene Khan did not agree with this IEC decision and argued strongly to the IEC that we had reached the wrong conclusion.

    In December 2008, we were, therefore, faced with three options:

    (a) To change our decision in the light of new information or arguments. Although we listened carefully to Irene's reasoning, we decided that this would not be right for AI.

    (b) To dismiss Irene Khan from the post of Secretary General. Under UK employment law any employee who has been in post for a long period (Irene Khan had been in post for seven years by early 2009) has substantial employment rights. In practice, this means that even though an employee is on a 'fixed term contract', he or she cannot simply be told to leave at the end of the contract without compensation. The only way to end a period of employment after such a length of time is to issue a dismissal notice (or to make the post redundant, which was never an option because AI must have a Secretary General).

    (c) To reach a confidential agreement with Irene Khan in which we would agree with her that she would leave at the end of 2009 and in which we would pay compensation for loss of employment and in respect of any employment rights under UK law that might not have been observed.

    Following extensive discussions within the IEC, after taking considerable expert advice from lawyers, and after detailed discussions with board members who had dealt with similar situations in other organisations, the IEC chose option (c).

    We did this with great reluctance but we believed that option (b), the formal dismissal of Irene Khan, would have done enormous damage to the operations and reputation of AI, and could (in our judgement) have led to substantial legal arguments and financial risks. It could also have damaged the reputation of Irene Khan. It would have made it very difficult indeed for the International Secretariat to function effectively, and it would therefore have had a major adverse effect on the overall work of AI for human rights.

    cont. http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=

  78. Exit Bonus Payout Genocide!

    Peter Pack Letter on payments to former Secretary General and her deputy:

    In mid-December 2008, we said to Irene 'We recognise the considerable and impressive changes you have achieved, and the strong, decisive leadership you provide. Nonetheless, we believe that it is in the overall interests of AI that no one leader – how ever good they are – stays in office for too long, and that two terms is an appropriate time for any one person to lead AI.'

    Irene Khan did not agree with this IEC decision and argued strongly to the IEC that we had reached the wrong conclusion.

    In December 2008, we were, therefore, faced with three options:

    (a) To change our decision in the light of new information or arguments. Although we listened carefully to Irene's reasoning, we decided that this would not be right for AI.

    (b) To dismiss Irene Khan from the post of Secretary General. Under UK employment law any employee who has been in post for a long period (Irene Khan had been in post for seven years by early 2009) has substantial employment rights. In practice, this means that even though an employee is on a 'fixed term contract', he or she cannot simply be told to leave at the end of the contract without compensation. The only way to end a period of employment after such a length of time is to issue a dismissal notice (or to make the post redundant, which was never an option because AI must have a Secretary General).

    (c) To reach a confidential agreement with Irene Khan in which we would agree with her that she would leave at the end of 2009 and in which we would pay compensation for loss of employment and in respect of any employment rights under UK law that might not have been observed.

    Following extensive discussions within the IEC, after taking considerable expert advice from lawyers, and after detailed discussions with board members who had dealt with similar situations in other organisations, the IEC chose option (c).

    We did this with great reluctance but we believed that option (b), the formal dismissal of Irene Khan, would have done enormous damage to the operations and reputation of AI, and could (in our judgement) have led to substantial legal arguments and financial risks. It could also have damaged the reputation of Irene Khan. It would have made it very difficult indeed for the International Secretariat to function effectively, and it would therefore have had a major adverse effect on the overall work of AI for human rights.

    cont. http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=

  79. Exit Bonus Payout Genocide!

    Peter Pack Letter on payments to former Secretary General and her deputy:

    In mid-December 2008, we said to Irene 'We recognise the considerable and impressive changes you have achieved, and the strong, decisive leadership you provide. Nonetheless, we believe that it is in the overall interests of AI that no one leader – how ever good they are – stays in office for too long, and that two terms is an appropriate time for any one person to lead AI.'

    Irene Khan did not agree with this IEC decision and argued strongly to the IEC that we had reached the wrong conclusion.

    In December 2008, we were, therefore, faced with three options:

    (a) To change our decision in the light of new information or arguments. Although we listened carefully to Irene's reasoning, we decided that this would not be right for AI.

    (b) To dismiss Irene Khan from the post of Secretary General. Under UK employment law any employee who has been in post for a long period (Irene Khan had been in post for seven years by early 2009) has substantial employment rights. In practice, this means that even though an employee is on a 'fixed term contract', he or she cannot simply be told to leave at the end of the contract without compensation. The only way to end a period of employment after such a length of time is to issue a dismissal notice (or to make the post redundant, which was never an option because AI must have a Secretary General).

    (c) To reach a confidential agreement with Irene Khan in which we would agree with her that she would leave at the end of 2009 and in which we would pay compensation for loss of employment and in respect of any employment rights under UK law that might not have been observed.

    Following extensive discussions within the IEC, after taking considerable expert advice from lawyers, and after detailed discussions with board members who had dealt with similar situations in other organisations, the IEC chose option (c).

    We did this with great reluctance but we believed that option (b), the formal dismissal of Irene Khan, would have done enormous damage to the operations and reputation of AI, and could (in our judgement) have led to substantial legal arguments and financial risks. It could also have damaged the reputation of Irene Khan. It would have made it very difficult indeed for the International Secretariat to function effectively, and it would therefore have had a major adverse effect on the overall work of AI for human rights.

    cont. http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=

  80. Birds had now stopped singing in a land called Vanni. Sun, moon and the stars in the sky had hidden their faces. Angel of death flew over the skies of Vanni and took the lives of more than twenty five thousand innocent Tamil men, women and children in a single day.
    Rulers of Sri Lanka are continuing to vomit out worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent lives. They started with “War on Terror” but changed the buzz word to “Humanitarian Operation” in order to deceive the international community. “War on Terror” was an accepted norm during the Bush era but lost its validity now. Therefore they had changed the name of the game to “Humanitarian operation”
    United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands.
    Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials.
    Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn’t achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters.
    This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant?

    UN had once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.

    ‘Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils’
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/01/wikileaks-sri-lanka-mahinda-rajapaksa

  81. What happened in Sri Lanka cannot be characterized as a simple case of countering an insurgency. There was a group, proscribed by most of the democratic world as a terrorist organization, which controlled territory, and uniquely, deployed naval and air assets.

    The violence, began not in 1983 as popularly perceived, but in the mid 1970s. Alfred Duraiyappa, the elected Mayor of Jaffna, was assassinated in 1975 by Prabhakaran himself. The proscription has been extended recently by the EU and the US.

    Terrorism, as we all know, is a crime condemned internationally and punishable under domestic law. Sri Lanka as a sovereign state, with the overwhelming endorsement of its population, used its security forces to counter and defeat this terrorist organization. And that also, after trying over and over again to negotiate an end to the conflict.

  82. It is also to be remembered that for a period of over 27 years this terrorist group, the LTTE, recruited over 5,700 children as armed combatants, according to the UNICEF, and in the view of some, close to three times that number.

    http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/27249106

    It also had the reputation for having invented the suicide vest and for having successfully deployed over 236 suicide bombing missions. It regularly blasted civilians going to work, children going to school, and massacred worshippers at temples and mosques.

    It had a reputation for collecting funds using its agents scattered throughout the West, employing intimidation and threats to finance its activities.
    It is also the organization that ethnically cleansed the Northern Province of Sri Lanka of all other ethnic groups and brutally eliminated almost all moderate Tamil leaders.

  83. In the final stages of conflict, this organization herded, approximately 300,000 civilians and used them as a human shield.

    It is under these circumstances that the Government of Sri Lanka employed its military to counter the vicious threat posed by the terrorist LTTE. The Government adopted a policy of zero civilian casualties. It is important to remember that most of the Tamils in Sri Lanka do not live in the North. These civilians were taken against their will and they escaped as soon as the Security Forces broke through. We have seen their escape on television screens. The allegation of thousands of civilian deaths cannot be substantiated. You just need to do the math.

    Now turning our attention to allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in the process of defeating this terrorist organization which so deliberately and callously used the thousands of civilians as a human shield and as a bargaining chip, and ignored calls by many, including the Secretary-General of the UN, to let these civilians go. So far, these allegations remain in the realm of simple allegations. It is interesting that the rump LTTE, its well-wishers, and the Tamil Net have been working overtime propagating these stories, many of which are fanciful, and far removed from fact but which have been sadly picked up by liberal thinkers in the West.

    Organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Crisis Group have all picked up these stories. The State Department report refers to these allegations but takes care to characterize them as “allegations”. It was Goebbels who said that even a lie, repeated often enough, will gain credence as the truth.

  84. As a sovereign state, Sri Lanka had the responsibility, in the first instance, to protect the vast majority of the population from terrorism and, also, to investigate allegations of infractions of global standards, that can be substantiated, to investigate them. The primary responsibility is for the state itself to deal with any infractions. The allegations must not only be made for the benefit of international entities and global headlines or simply be fanciful, but also be brought to the attention of the national authorities. A proper procedure must be observed. Sri Lanka has a mature legal system and any violations of domestic law can be handled by the Courts. A petition for Habeas Corpus or a writ application is available to an aggrieved entity. Those who made these allegations have not taken the trouble to invoke the domestic judicial processes or the Courts. It is also interesting that those who make these allegations have not thought it fit to invoke the Fundamental Rights provisions of the Constitution, which have been invoked in other instances by many people. Torture is a serious crime in Sri Lanka and the legislation incorporates international standards.

    Sri Lanka, for its part, has also established a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to examine all aspects of the conflict, which could include allegations of violations of IHL. This Commission has borrowed extensively from the South African and British experience. The emphasis is on restorative justice. The State has taken upon itself the responsibility of compensating the victims. Anyone with evidence of any violations has been invited to come before the Commission. Hundreds of people have done so. The AG’s Department has a special unit in place to investigate any matters referred to it.

    When the LLRC invited Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the ICG to present any evidence in their possession to the Commission, they jointly decided not to do so. This makes their claims and allegations more than a little suspect.

    In summary, where there are local remedies to deal with violations that can be proved, the enthusiasm to simply clamour for international interventions is simply disingenuous and not consistent with international law and practice. This is simply an attempt to draw international attention, score propaganda points, rather than an effort to remedy a wrong.

    Instead of continuing to smear the good name of the Government of Sri Lanka internationally, while forgetting the criminal reign of the LTTE which lasted over 27 years, it may be of help, if the critics and the aggrieved resorted to the remedies so readily available under the domestic legal system.

    It is important for us to remember that there is no such enthusiasm among the people of Sri Lanka to continue to delve into these allegations. The yearning is for peace and to move forward. All the communities of the island join in this one aspiration.

    It would be far better to permit Sri Lanka go get on with the task of healing and reconciling rather than continuing to scratch a wound that is so desperately trying to heal.

  85. Dear Jim,
    Amnesty commits Exit Bonus Payout Genocide

    Wonderful news from AI UK that it has secretly paid over £800,000 in hidden exit bonuses to Irene Khan (head) and Kate Gilmore (deputy head).
    £800,000 = $1.3 million = Euro 950,000

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358537/Revealed-Amnesty-Internationals-800-000-pay-offs-bosses.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    AI loves to lecture Sri Lanka about transparency, good governance and accountability. I’m delighted to see that just like Sri Lankan politicians, AI’s senior staff don’t practice what they preach. Even better, Irene has written a book called “The Unheard Truth: Poverty and human rights”. Ha ha ha ! Unbelievable. :) :)

    Irene makes Mervyn “The Vermin” Silva, (Sri Lanka’s worst MP) look like a saint.

    p.s. How can I can apply for the post of AI Chief Executive? If Irene Khan could do it, it can’t be that difficult.

  86. For more than sixty five years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.
    When Tamils asked for their rights, Sinhala extremists always responded with violence.

    As long as the government is successful in covering up the atrocities and mass graves, they can pretend to be happy. But, you can read their faces, they are worried that the truth might come out one day and they may be held responsible for the massacres. Tamils are sad that their sacrifices have gone in vain because the whole world was naive to believe the government and watched in silence the carnage and burial of 50,000 which are still unaccounted for.

    Even after 65 years of state terrorism, did they learn any thing?

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture. Jaffna marred with killings, abductions.
    6. Sinhala colonization, Sinhala colonization threatens fishermen of Vanni, Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    18.Schools in Jaffna ordered to ‘sing’ Sinhala Only Sri Lanka anthem,
    Sri Lanka scraps minority language anthem

    Can anyone say that all these event are not taking place?
    Is it possible in anyway to build place in the country while withholding these differences.
    Is not that government is inviting resistance by the Tamils
    Is not that government is making way for another crushing blow to the Tamils.
    Is not that government is encouraging LTTE or similar movement
    Judging by the acts can any way think that government has "learnt lessons"
    Has not government launched further repressive measure on the fabrication of "tiger terror"

    Gotabhaya-led team responsible for killings, abductions in North http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Seminary student tortured in white-van, terror-campaign takes new form in Mannaar

    No one ready to see innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka. “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.
    Over 40,000 Tamils were victim of war in year 2009. Witnesses of these war crimes are mainly the people who came out of the war zone. They saw all that happened to them and to their loved ones.
    ‘Tamils in Lanka will be wiped out in 2 years’ http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/%E2%80%98

  87. 1883-Two nations brought under one colonial administration
    Both the Tamil People & Sinhalese people are indigenous people of Sri Lanka.
    Early history records that they had their own monarchs and kingdoms. They were conquered by the colonial powers separately and in different periods in history.
    They existed as separate communities until the British brought them together in 1883 under a single administration for the very first time in their long history

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    1948-ON WARDS – The state aided colonisation of Sinhalese people in Tamil areas promoted to annex Tamil homelands and further reduce Tamil representation in the parliament.
    1956 – The Sinhalese Language made the only official language by legislation, effectively making the educated Tamil people illiterate at a stroke denying them equal access to education and employment in the unified island. 1st Step of the Genocide – dehumanisation started

    The Sinhala-Colonial Era 1957 to 1958
    1957 B – C Pact between the Sinhalese Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike and Tamil leader SJV Chelvanayakam QC to meet some of the demands of the Tamil people.
    1958 – The Tamils living in the South are murdered and their property destroyed by Sinhala mob as the police and armed forces stand by – The Next step in Tamil Genocide is taken.
    The B-C Pact unilaterally abrogated by Mr Bandaranaike to pacify the extreme elements among the Sinhalese Buddhists.

    1965 D – C Pact – entered into, with another Sinhalese Prime minister Dudley Senanayake and SJV Chelvanayagam was never implemented by the Sinhalese government.
    1969 – Tamils seek redress through the judiciary and the Privy Council in London directs the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka to review the constitutionality of the Official Language Act, since it violated s.29(2) the constitution.
    1971 – The government responds by abolishing appeals to Privy Council. Another non-violent path is closed by the Sinhalese government.

    1972 new Sinhala constitution imposed on Tamils
    1972- The new Republican Constitution was adopted and imposed on the Tamil people without their consent.
    The only legal safeguard provided by the entrenched section 29(2) of the Soulbury constitution, described by the Privy Council in London that they "represent the solemn balance of rights between the citizens of Ceylon, the fundamental condition on which inter se they accepted the constitution; and these are therefore unalterable under the constitution", was scrapped.
    Tamil parties walked out of the constituent assembly. With this, Tamil participation of the democratic process in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) came to an end.

    Marginalisation and oppression of Tamils continue…….
    1973 – Through a process of standardization the government restricts entry of Tamil students to universities and institutions of higher education.
    The Tamil Youth who had hitherto stayed away from politics enter the fray The Thamil Maanavar Peravai (Tamil Students Form) is borne.
    The members of this non violent Tamil Students Forum are arrested and detained without trial by the Sinhala State. The 4th Floor of the Sri Lankan CID becomes a chamber where the Tamil youth are kept incommunicado and tortured.
    1974 – The 4th International Tamil literary conference in Jaffna was violently broken up by the police, where many died and several were injured.
    Every year, the memorials for those died in this massacre are desecrated and demolished methodically, by the Sinhalese Forces stationed in Jaffna, following reconstruction at each anniversary. Tamil youth are driven further and further away from the non violent democratic path.

    Birth of the Tamil armed resistance in response to 25 years of State Terrorism
    25 years denial of legitimate Tamil grievances Discriminatory and oppressive policies of the Sinhala regime Broken promises of successive governments
    Recurrent and state sanctioned mob Violence Use of state armed violence against non-violent protests.
    The Tamil youth loose faith in passive means to win their rights.
    1976 The Tamil Armed Resistance Movement started.

    -1970 – “ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

    Massacres of Tamils by Sri lanka State Terror from 1956 http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPHS2B

  88. "SRI LANKA'S WAR CRIMINALS "
    1.President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
    2.Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa
    3.Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath fonseka
    4) Brigadier Shavendra Silva, Commander 58th Division or Task Force 1
    5) Brigadier Nandana Udawatte, Commander 59th Division
    6) Brigadier Kamal Gunarathne , Commander 53rd Division
    Current Position – Major General Kamal Gunaratne , General Officer Commanding (GOC) – 53 Division
    7) Brigadier Prasanna Silva , Commander 55th Divison
    8) Brigadier Rohana Bandara , Commander Task Force 2
    9) Brigadier Sathyapirya Liyanage , Commander Task Force 3
    10) Colonel Nishantha Wanniarachchi , Commander Task Force 4
    11) Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander Security Forces Headquarters – Mullaittivu
    12) Colonel G.V. Ravipriya , Commander Task Force-8
    13) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya
    14) Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda
    15) Real Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe
    16) Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

    "Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes "
    30 Attacks Reported on Medical Facilities Since December.
    New York) – The Sri Lankan armed forces have repeatedly struck hospitals in the northern Vanni region in indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks, Human Rights Watch said. Commanders responsible for ordering or conducting such attacks may be prosecuted for war crimes. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

  89. Exit Bonus Payout Genocide!

    Peter Pack Letter on payments to former Secretary General and her deputy:

    In mid-December 2008, we said to Irene ‘We recognise the considerable and impressive changes you have achieved, and the strong, decisive leadership you provide. Nonetheless, we believe that it is in the overall interests of AI that no one leader – how ever good they are – stays in office for too long, and that two terms is an appropriate time for any one person to lead AI.’

    Irene Khan did not agree with this IEC decision and argued strongly to the IEC that we had reached the wrong conclusion.

    In December 2008, we were, therefore, faced with three options:

    (a) To change our decision in the light of new information or arguments. Although we listened carefully to Irene’s reasoning, we decided that this would not be right for AI.

    (b) To dismiss Irene Khan from the post of Secretary General. Under UK employment law any employee who has been in post for a long period (Irene Khan had been in post for seven years by early 2009) has substantial employment rights. In practice, this means that even though an employee is on a ‘fixed term contract’, he or she cannot simply be told to leave at the end of the contract without compensation. The only way to end a period of employment after such a length of time is to issue a dismissal notice (or to make the post redundant, which was never an option because AI must have a Secretary General).

    (c) To reach a confidential agreement with Irene Khan in which we would agree with her that she would leave at the end of 2009 and in which we would pay compensation for loss of employment and in respect of any employment rights under UK law that might not have been observed.

    Following extensive discussions within the IEC, after taking considerable expert advice from lawyers, and after detailed discussions with board members who had dealt with similar situations in other organisations, the IEC chose option (c).

    We did this with great reluctance but we believed that option (b), the formal dismissal of Irene Khan, would have done enormous damage to the operations and reputation of AI, and could (in our judgement) have led to substantial legal arguments and financial risks. It could also have damaged the reputation of Irene Khan. It would have made it very difficult indeed for the International Secretariat to function effectively, and it would therefore have had a major adverse effect on the overall work of AI for human rights.

    cont.
    http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=12014

  90. For more than sixty five years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.
    When Tamils asked for their rights, Sinhala extremists always responded with violence.

    As long as the government is successful in covering up the atrocities and mass graves, they can pretend to be happy. But, you can read their faces, they are worried that the truth might come out one day and they may be held responsible for the massacres. Tamils are sad that their sacrifices have gone in vain because the whole world was naive to believe the government and watched in silence the carnage and burial of 50,000 which are still unaccounted for.

    Even after 65 years of state terrorism, did they learn any thing?

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture. Jaffna marred with killings, abductions.
    6. Sinhala colonization, Sinhala colonization threatens fishermen of Vanni, Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    18.Schools in Jaffna ordered to ‘sing’ Sinhala Only Sri Lanka anthem,
    Sri Lanka scraps minority language anthem

    Can anyone say that all these event are not taking place?
    Is it possible in anyway to build place in the country while withholding these differences.
    Is not that government is inviting resistance by the Tamils
    Is not that government is making way for another crushing blow to the Tamils.
    Is not that government is encouraging LTTE or similar movement
    Judging by the acts can any way think that government has "learnt lessons"
    Has not government launched further repressive measure on the fabrication of "tiger terror"

    Gotabhaya-led team responsible for killings, abductions in North http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Seminary student tortured in white-van, terror-campaign takes new form in Mannaar

    No one ready to see innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka. “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.
    Over 40,000 Tamils were victim of war in year 2009. Witnesses of these war crimes are mainly the people who came out of the war zone. They saw all that happened to them and to their loved ones.
    ‘Tamils in Lanka will be wiped out in 2 years’ http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/%E2%80%98

  91. For more than sixty five years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.
    When Tamils asked for their rights, Sinhala extremists always responded with violence.

    As long as the government is successful in covering up the atrocities and mass graves, they can pretend to be happy. But, you can read their faces, they are worried that the truth might come out one day and they may be held responsible for the massacres. Tamils are sad that their sacrifices have gone in vain because the whole world was naive to believe the government and watched in silence the carnage and burial of 50,000 which are still unaccounted for.

    Even after 65 years of state terrorism, did they learn any thing?

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture. Jaffna marred with killings, abductions.
    6. Sinhala colonization, Sinhala colonization threatens fishermen of Vanni, Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    18.Schools in Jaffna ordered to ‘sing’ Sinhala Only Sri Lanka anthem,
    Sri Lanka scraps minority language anthem

    Can anyone say that all these event are not taking place?
    Is it possible in anyway to build place in the country while withholding these differences.
    Is not that government is inviting resistance by the Tamils
    Is not that government is making way for another crushing blow to the Tamils.
    Is not that government is encouraging LTTE or similar movement
    Judging by the acts can any way think that government has "learnt lessons"
    Has not government launched further repressive measure on the fabrication of "tiger terror"

    Gotabhaya-led team responsible for killings, abductions in North http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Seminary student tortured in white-van, terror-campaign takes new form in Mannaar

    No one ready to see innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka. “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.
    Over 40,000 Tamils were victim of war in year 2009. Witnesses of these war crimes are mainly the people who came out of the war zone. They saw all that happened to them and to their loved ones.
    ‘Tamils in Lanka will be wiped out in 2 years’ http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/%E2%80%98

  92. 1883-Two nations brought under one colonial administration
    Both the Tamil People & Sinhalese people are indigenous people of Sri Lanka.
    Early history records that they had their own monarchs and kingdoms. They were conquered by the colonial powers separately and in different periods in history.
    They existed as separate communities until the British brought them together in 1883 under a single administration for the very first time in their long history

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    1948-ON WARDS – The state aided colonisation of Sinhalese people in Tamil areas promoted to annex Tamil homelands and further reduce Tamil representation in the parliament.
    1956 – The Sinhalese Language made the only official language by legislation, effectively making the educated Tamil people illiterate at a stroke denying them equal access to education and employment in the unified island. 1st Step of the Genocide – dehumanisation started

    The Sinhala-Colonial Era 1957 to 1958
    1957 B – C Pact between the Sinhalese Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike and Tamil leader SJV Chelvanayakam QC to meet some of the demands of the Tamil people.
    1958 – The Tamils living in the South are murdered and their property destroyed by Sinhala mob as the police and armed forces stand by – The Next step in Tamil Genocide is taken.
    The B-C Pact unilaterally abrogated by Mr Bandaranaike to pacify the extreme elements among the Sinhalese Buddhists.

    1965 D – C Pact – entered into, with another Sinhalese Prime minister Dudley Senanayake and SJV Chelvanayagam was never implemented by the Sinhalese government.
    1969 – Tamils seek redress through the judiciary and the Privy Council in London directs the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka to review the constitutionality of the Official Language Act, since it violated s.29(2) the constitution.
    1971 – The government responds by abolishing appeals to Privy Council. Another non-violent path is closed by the Sinhalese government.

    1972 new Sinhala constitution imposed on Tamils
    1972- The new Republican Constitution was adopted and imposed on the Tamil people without their consent.
    The only legal safeguard provided by the entrenched section 29(2) of the Soulbury constitution, described by the Privy Council in London that they "represent the solemn balance of rights between the citizens of Ceylon, the fundamental condition on which inter se they accepted the constitution; and these are therefore unalterable under the constitution", was scrapped.
    Tamil parties walked out of the constituent assembly. With this, Tamil participation of the democratic process in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) came to an end.

    Marginalisation and oppression of Tamils continue…….
    1973 – Through a process of standardization the government restricts entry of Tamil students to universities and institutions of higher education.
    The Tamil Youth who had hitherto stayed away from politics enter the fray The Thamil Maanavar Peravai (Tamil Students Form) is borne.
    The members of this non violent Tamil Students Forum are arrested and detained without trial by the Sinhala State. The 4th Floor of the Sri Lankan CID becomes a chamber where the Tamil youth are kept incommunicado and tortured.
    1974 – The 4th International Tamil literary conference in Jaffna was violently broken up by the police, where many died and several were injured.
    Every year, the memorials for those died in this massacre are desecrated and demolished methodically, by the Sinhalese Forces stationed in Jaffna, following reconstruction at each anniversary. Tamil youth are driven further and further away from the non violent democratic path.

    Birth of the Tamil armed resistance in response to 25 years of State Terrorism
    25 years denial of legitimate Tamil grievances Discriminatory and oppressive policies of the Sinhala regime Broken promises of successive governments
    Recurrent and state sanctioned mob Violence Use of state armed violence against non-violent protests.
    The Tamil youth loose faith in passive means to win their rights.
    1976 The Tamil Armed Resistance Movement started.

    -1970 – “ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

    Massacres of Tamils by Sri lanka State Terror from 1956 http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPHS2B

  93. 1883-Two nations brought under one colonial administration
    Both the Tamil People & Sinhalese people are indigenous people of Sri Lanka.
    Early history records that they had their own monarchs and kingdoms. They were conquered by the colonial powers separately and in different periods in history.
    They existed as separate communities until the British brought them together in 1883 under a single administration for the very first time in their long history

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    1948-ON WARDS – The state aided colonisation of Sinhalese people in Tamil areas promoted to annex Tamil homelands and further reduce Tamil representation in the parliament.
    1956 – The Sinhalese Language made the only official language by legislation, effectively making the educated Tamil people illiterate at a stroke denying them equal access to education and employment in the unified island. 1st Step of the Genocide – dehumanisation started

    The Sinhala-Colonial Era 1957 to 1958
    1957 B – C Pact between the Sinhalese Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike and Tamil leader SJV Chelvanayakam QC to meet some of the demands of the Tamil people.
    1958 – The Tamils living in the South are murdered and their property destroyed by Sinhala mob as the police and armed forces stand by – The Next step in Tamil Genocide is taken.
    The B-C Pact unilaterally abrogated by Mr Bandaranaike to pacify the extreme elements among the Sinhalese Buddhists.

    1965 D – C Pact – entered into, with another Sinhalese Prime minister Dudley Senanayake and SJV Chelvanayagam was never implemented by the Sinhalese government.
    1969 – Tamils seek redress through the judiciary and the Privy Council in London directs the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka to review the constitutionality of the Official Language Act, since it violated s.29(2) the constitution.
    1971 – The government responds by abolishing appeals to Privy Council. Another non-violent path is closed by the Sinhalese government.

    1972 new Sinhala constitution imposed on Tamils
    1972- The new Republican Constitution was adopted and imposed on the Tamil people without their consent.
    The only legal safeguard provided by the entrenched section 29(2) of the Soulbury constitution, described by the Privy Council in London that they "represent the solemn balance of rights between the citizens of Ceylon, the fundamental condition on which inter se they accepted the constitution; and these are therefore unalterable under the constitution", was scrapped.
    Tamil parties walked out of the constituent assembly. With this, Tamil participation of the democratic process in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) came to an end.

    Marginalisation and oppression of Tamils continue…….
    1973 – Through a process of standardization the government restricts entry of Tamil students to universities and institutions of higher education.
    The Tamil Youth who had hitherto stayed away from politics enter the fray The Thamil Maanavar Peravai (Tamil Students Form) is borne.
    The members of this non violent Tamil Students Forum are arrested and detained without trial by the Sinhala State. The 4th Floor of the Sri Lankan CID becomes a chamber where the Tamil youth are kept incommunicado and tortured.
    1974 – The 4th International Tamil literary conference in Jaffna was violently broken up by the police, where many died and several were injured.
    Every year, the memorials for those died in this massacre are desecrated and demolished methodically, by the Sinhalese Forces stationed in Jaffna, following reconstruction at each anniversary. Tamil youth are driven further and further away from the non violent democratic path.

    Birth of the Tamil armed resistance in response to 25 years of State Terrorism
    25 years denial of legitimate Tamil grievances Discriminatory and oppressive policies of the Sinhala regime Broken promises of successive governments
    Recurrent and state sanctioned mob Violence Use of state armed violence against non-violent protests.
    The Tamil youth loose faith in passive means to win their rights.
    1976 The Tamil Armed Resistance Movement started.

    -1970 – “ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

    Massacres of Tamils by Sri lanka State Terror from 1956 http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPHS2B

  94. "SRI LANKA'S WAR CRIMINALS "
    1.President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
    2.Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa
    3.Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath fonseka
    4) Brigadier Shavendra Silva, Commander 58th Division or Task Force 1
    5) Brigadier Nandana Udawatte, Commander 59th Division
    6) Brigadier Kamal Gunarathne , Commander 53rd Division
    Current Position – Major General Kamal Gunaratne , General Officer Commanding (GOC) – 53 Division
    7) Brigadier Prasanna Silva , Commander 55th Divison
    8) Brigadier Rohana Bandara , Commander Task Force 2
    9) Brigadier Sathyapirya Liyanage , Commander Task Force 3
    10) Colonel Nishantha Wanniarachchi , Commander Task Force 4
    11) Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander Security Forces Headquarters – Mullaittivu
    12) Colonel G.V. Ravipriya , Commander Task Force-8
    13) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya
    14) Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda
    15) Real Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe
    16) Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

    "Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes "
    30 Attacks Reported on Medical Facilities Since December.
    New York) – The Sri Lankan armed forces have repeatedly struck hospitals in the northern Vanni region in indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks, Human Rights Watch said. Commanders responsible for ordering or conducting such attacks may be prosecuted for war crimes. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

  95. "SRI LANKA'S WAR CRIMINALS "
    1.President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
    2.Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa
    3.Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath fonseka
    4) Brigadier Shavendra Silva, Commander 58th Division or Task Force 1
    5) Brigadier Nandana Udawatte, Commander 59th Division
    6) Brigadier Kamal Gunarathne , Commander 53rd Division
    Current Position – Major General Kamal Gunaratne , General Officer Commanding (GOC) – 53 Division
    7) Brigadier Prasanna Silva , Commander 55th Divison
    8) Brigadier Rohana Bandara , Commander Task Force 2
    9) Brigadier Sathyapirya Liyanage , Commander Task Force 3
    10) Colonel Nishantha Wanniarachchi , Commander Task Force 4
    11) Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander Security Forces Headquarters – Mullaittivu
    12) Colonel G.V. Ravipriya , Commander Task Force-8
    13) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya
    14) Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda
    15) Real Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe
    16) Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

    "Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes "
    30 Attacks Reported on Medical Facilities Since December.
    New York) – The Sri Lankan armed forces have repeatedly struck hospitals in the northern Vanni region in indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks, Human Rights Watch said. Commanders responsible for ordering or conducting such attacks may be prosecuted for war crimes. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-r

  96. Yaaawwwnnn…. !!

    So… after all these months, the Peelamist Die Ass Pora has managed to collect some much needed cash to pay AI to cough on behalf of them ???? I thought months of silence meant that AI has come in to senses or Jim was rightfully fired for the doezens of lies he spread about Sri Lanka… (Ex. cluster Bombs)

    Anyways, I see that AI has not changed and still stands for the right of un-evolved Terrorists living in the age of Primates than Humans – May be rename Animal International…..

    Jim the fellon !!!

    Let me quote !!
    "
    This past Tuesday, Feb. 22, I had the privilege of accompanying Yolanda Foster, the Amnesty researcher on Sri Lanka, and Dr. Kasipillai Manoharan, the father of one of the “Trinco 5” students killed by the security forces in 2006, to the UN offices in New York as we delivered the signed petitions to the UN.
    "

    You chicken did not come to Sri Lanka to meet up the leassons learnt and reconcilation commission, but, could find time to meet up with Dr. Manoharan… Why don't you get your beloved Yolanda and come over here and we will take you to thousands more Tamil Brotheren of ours who's Generations were killed by the Brutal terrorists of LTTE. We will take you to thousands more who's children were forcefully taken to join their Ape army. We will take you to the Great Hin. Lakshman Kadiragamar's family to hear what they have to say.

    From the inception, I felt that you and your organization have been acting like blind fools. But, now, you are hitting lower levels of foolishness.. At least now, almost 2 years after the war, you should have realized that Tamil people in Sri Lanka are building their lives and are getting new riches and confort levels that they could not have dreamt of before the mentally retarded terrorist leader was killed in war.

    Let these poor people build their lives at least now. they have sufferd enough in the hands of Terrorists. Now they are being looked after by a legally elected government and for once come under a legislation… The LTTE apes who are living in the west have not undergone a decimal of the sufforing our Tamil brotheren of Sri Lanka had to go through.. They hardly even know what happened here cause they themselves are mislead by the Apes.

    What you and your so called organization of Amnesty are trying to do is to make Sri Lanka a Libiya….. try doing that to USA for the war crimes against Middle East… !! I am sure that you don't possess a spine to do so…

  97. Singhallamodaya Says:

    February 27th, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    “SRI LANKA’S WAR CRIMINALS ”

    Oy Ape !!

    Why don't you also mention the names of the Low Mental, retarded LTTE war criminals too ??????? After all AI is saying that they are calling for action against both the government of SL and the Retarded bastards of LTTE….??

    Why not start with the Retarded fat bastard Valapalle Piribaharan ???

  98. For more than sixty five years, successive Sri Lankan governments backed by racist Sinhala extremists have been oppressing the Tamil minorities. They brutally killed thousands of innocent Tamils, burnt their properties and sent the rest in ships as refugees to the North of the country in the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.
    When Tamils asked for their rights, Sinhala extremists always responded with violence.

    As long as the government is successful in covering up the atrocities and mass graves, they can pretend to be happy. But, you can read their faces, they are worried that the truth might come out one day and they may be held responsible for the massacres. Tamils are sad that their sacrifices have gone in vain because the whole world was naive to believe the government and watched in silence the carnage and burial of 50,000 which are still unaccounted for.

    Even after 65 years of state terrorism, did they learn any thing?

    1. Taking of land belonging to Tamils.
    2. Annexing of sinhala areas to Tamil majority areas.
    3. Altering the names of Tamil villages.
    4. Removal of name boards of Tamil villages .
    5. Several acts which are detrimental to Tamil culture. Jaffna marred with killings, abductions.
    6. Sinhala colonization, Sinhala colonization threatens fishermen of Vanni, Hasty Sinhala colonisation wedges north and east at Kokku’laay
    7. Increasing the presence of armed forces and effort to settle their families in the northland east.
    8. Effort to drive away the Tamils form their traditional village.
    9. Indirect effort to change the demography.
    10. The problems the resettled displaced people face.
    11. The problem the resettled persons face in the welfare centers.
    12. Appointment of sinhala senior officers in the government institution in the north and east
    13. The attack on the workers of nivitigala estate.
    14. The driving away of the Muslims settlers at kandalmadu and burning of their huts.
    15. The delay in the settlment of the people of sampur and expropriation of 1`0000 acres of land that belong to them.
    16. Not even a single Tamil speaking person was included in the list of 275 officers selected for the sir lank a administrative service.
    17. Of the hundred officers selected as surveyors only five were Tamils
    18.Schools in Jaffna ordered to ‘sing’ Sinhala Only Sri Lanka anthem,
    Sri Lanka scraps minority language anthem

    Can anyone say that all these event are not taking place?
    Is it possible in anyway to build place in the country while withholding these differences.
    Is not that government is inviting resistance by the Tamils
    Is not that government is making way for another crushing blow to the Tamils.
    Is not that government is encouraging LTTE or similar movement
    Judging by the acts can any way think that government has “learnt lessons”
    Has not government launched further repressive measure on the fabrication of “tiger terror”

    Gotabhaya-led team responsible for killings, abductions in North
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33387
    Seminary student tortured in white-van, terror-campaign takes new form in Mannaar

    No one ready to see innocent Tamil community that is slowly being wiped out from Sri Lanka. “Killings of Tamils” started after Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 and this will continue till the government of Sri Lanka come up with a constructive plan to address the grievances of the Tamil community in this island.
    Over 40,000 Tamils were victim of war in year 2009. Witnesses of these war crimes are mainly the people who came out of the war zone. They saw all that happened to them and to their loved ones.
    ‘Tamils in Lanka will be wiped out in 2 years’
    http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/%E2%80%98tamils-in-lanka-will-be-wiped-out-in-2-years%E2%80%99/244350.html

  99. 1883-Two nations brought under one colonial administration
    Both the Tamil People & Sinhalese people are indigenous people of Sri Lanka.
    Early history records that they had their own monarchs and kingdoms. They were conquered by the colonial powers separately and in different periods in history.
    They existed as separate communities until the British brought them together in 1883 under a single administration for the very first time in their long history

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.

    February 4th 1948, Change of Colonial Rulers
    A unified state of Ceylon was declared independent
    Political power handed to Sinhala majoritarian rule driven by Sinhala/Buddhist supremacy

    1948-ON WARDS – The state aided colonisation of Sinhalese people in Tamil areas promoted to annex Tamil homelands and further reduce Tamil representation in the parliament.
    1956 – The Sinhalese Language made the only official language by legislation, effectively making the educated Tamil people illiterate at a stroke denying them equal access to education and employment in the unified island. 1st Step of the Genocide – dehumanisation started

    The Sinhala-Colonial Era 1957 to 1958
    1957 B – C Pact between the Sinhalese Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike and Tamil leader SJV Chelvanayakam QC to meet some of the demands of the Tamil people.
    1958 – The Tamils living in the South are murdered and their property destroyed by Sinhala mob as the police and armed forces stand by – The Next step in Tamil Genocide is taken.
    The B-C Pact unilaterally abrogated by Mr Bandaranaike to pacify the extreme elements among the Sinhalese Buddhists.

    1965 D – C Pact – entered into, with another Sinhalese Prime minister Dudley Senanayake and SJV Chelvanayagam was never implemented by the Sinhalese government.
    1969 – Tamils seek redress through the judiciary and the Privy Council in London directs the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka to review the constitutionality of the Official Language Act, since it violated s.29(2) the constitution.
    1971 – The government responds by abolishing appeals to Privy Council. Another non-violent path is closed by the Sinhalese government.

    1972 new Sinhala constitution imposed on Tamils
    1972- The new Republican Constitution was adopted and imposed on the Tamil people without their consent.
    The only legal safeguard provided by the entrenched section 29(2) of the Soulbury constitution, described by the Privy Council in London that they “represent the solemn balance of rights between the citizens of Ceylon, the fundamental condition on which inter se they accepted the constitution; and these are therefore unalterable under the constitution”, was scrapped.
    Tamil parties walked out of the constituent assembly. With this, Tamil participation of the democratic process in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) came to an end.

    Marginalisation and oppression of Tamils continue…….
    1973 – Through a process of standardization the government restricts entry of Tamil students to universities and institutions of higher education.
    The Tamil Youth who had hitherto stayed away from politics enter the fray The Thamil Maanavar Peravai (Tamil Students Form) is borne.
    The members of this non violent Tamil Students Forum are arrested and detained without trial by the Sinhala State. The 4th Floor of the Sri Lankan CID becomes a chamber where the Tamil youth are kept incommunicado and tortured.
    1974 – The 4th International Tamil literary conference in Jaffna was violently broken up by the police, where many died and several were injured.
    Every year, the memorials for those died in this massacre are desecrated and demolished methodically, by the Sinhalese Forces stationed in Jaffna, following reconstruction at each anniversary. Tamil youth are driven further and further away from the non violent democratic path.

    Birth of the Tamil armed resistance in response to 25 years of State Terrorism
    25 years denial of legitimate Tamil grievances Discriminatory and oppressive policies of the Sinhala regime Broken promises of successive governments
    Recurrent and state sanctioned mob Violence Use of state armed violence against non-violent protests.
    The Tamil youth loose faith in passive means to win their rights.
    1976 The Tamil Armed Resistance Movement started.

    -1970 – “ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

    Massacres of Tamils by Sri lanka State Terror from 1956
    http://www.topix.com/forum/world/sri-lanka/TPHS2BRT61CRONBGP

  100. “SRI LANKA’S WAR CRIMINALS ”
    1.President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
    2.Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa
    3.Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath fonseka
    4) Brigadier Shavendra Silva, Commander 58th Division or Task Force 1
    5) Brigadier Nandana Udawatte, Commander 59th Division
    6) Brigadier Kamal Gunarathne , Commander 53rd Division
    Current Position – Major General Kamal Gunaratne , General Officer Commanding (GOC) – 53 Division
    7) Brigadier Prasanna Silva , Commander 55th Divison
    8) Brigadier Rohana Bandara , Commander Task Force 2
    9) Brigadier Sathyapirya Liyanage , Commander Task Force 3
    10) Colonel Nishantha Wanniarachchi , Commander Task Force 4
    11) Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander Security Forces Headquarters – Mullaittivu
    12) Colonel G.V. Ravipriya , Commander Task Force-8
    13) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya
    14) Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda
    15) Real Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe
    16) Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army
    http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=242&Itemid=67

    “Sri Lanka: Repeated Shelling of Hospitals Evidence of War Crimes ”
    30 Attacks Reported on Medical Facilities Since December.
    New York) – The Sri Lankan armed forces have repeatedly struck hospitals in the northern Vanni region in indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks, Human Rights Watch said. Commanders responsible for ordering or conducting such attacks may be prosecuted for war crimes. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/sri-lanka-repeated-shelling-hospitals-evidence-war-crimes

  101. Isn’t it about time Yolanda Foster met Adele Balasingham???

    Wake Up AI – Stop Hunting DEAD TIGERS!

  102. The bottom line is that Pirapakaran fought Srilanka India and the world for thirty years and when GOSL found that it could not defeat the valiantTigers fighting for independance from Sinhala imperialist rule -like the bombing of Hiroshima- resorted to use of blanket bombing and other inhuman methods including killing 300000 innocent tamils with arms procured from known pariah countries and china-of Tianamen square fame- to win their great victory and now are running scared to face an independant inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity. GOSL and the shameless spineless sinhala racists are resorting to all forms of propaganda and deceit to avoid the probes.

  103. The previous Post Holder !!

    First of all, just because AI guys can't read singhala words, it is not acceptable of you using Filth in a forum meant for decent people.

    AI – the previous post contains Filth FYI!!

    Also, The largest Artillery gun used during the battle was used by the Apes of LTTE and was manufactured in China. So don't say that GOSL used Chinese weapons – we actually got them down mainly from Ukrain… It is you Apes of LTTE who bought cheap stuff from China and killed the innocent Tamil Brotheren of this Motherland.

    If you don't have proper stats and proof, refrain from posting on sites like this. because there will always be leanered people (Not Pure Stupid Idiots like you) writing in these forums. And most importantly, you might be a mentally underdeveloped, retarded terrorist, but, try to use at least acceptable language when writing in a forum as this.

  104. Yaaawwwnnn…. !!

    So… after all these months, the Peelamist Die Ass Pora has managed to collect some much needed cash to pay AI to cough on behalf of them ???? I thought months of silence meant that AI has come in to senses or Jim was rightfully fired for the doezens of lies he spread about Sri Lanka… (Ex. cluster Bombs)

    Anyways, I see that AI has not changed and still stands for the right of un-evolved Terrorists living in the age of Primates than Humans – May be rename Animal International…..

    Jim the fellon !!!

    Let me quote !!

    This past Tuesday, Feb. 22, I had the privilege of accompanying Yolanda Foster, the Amnesty researcher on Sri Lanka, and Dr. Kasipillai Manoharan, the father of one of the “Trinco 5” students killed by the security forces in 2006, to the UN offices in New York as we delivered the signed petitions to the UN.

    You chicken did not come to Sri Lanka to meet up the leassons learnt and reconcilation commission, but, could find time to meet up with Dr. Manoharan… Why don’t you get your beloved Yolanda and come over here and we will take you to thousands more Tamil Brotheren of ours who’s Generations were killed by the Brutal terrorists of LTTE. We will take you to thousands more who’s children were forcefully taken to join their Ape army. We will take you to the Great Hin. Lakshman Kadiragamar’s family to hear what they have to say.

    From the inception, I felt that you and your organization have been acting like blind fools. But, now, you are hitting lower levels of foolishness.. At least now, almost 2 years after the war, you should have realized that Tamil people in Sri Lanka are building their lives and are getting new riches and confort levels that they could not have dreamt of before the mentally retarded terrorist leader was killed in war.

    Let these poor people build their lives at least now. they have sufferd enough in the hands of Terrorists. Now they are being looked after by a legally elected government and for once come under a legislation… The LTTE apes who are living in the west have not undergone a decimal of the sufforing our Tamil brotheren of Sri Lanka had to go through.. They hardly even know what happened here cause they themselves are mislead by the Apes.

    What you and your so called organization of Amnesty are trying to do is to make Sri Lanka a Libiya….. try doing that to USA for the war crimes against Middle East… !! I am sure that you don’t possess a spine to do so…

  105. Singhallamodaya Says:

    February 27th, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    “SRI LANKA’S WAR CRIMINALS ”

    Oy Ape !!

    Why don’t you also mention the names of the Low Mental, retarded LTTE war criminals too ??????? After all AI is saying that they are calling for action against both the government of SL and the Retarded bastards of LTTE….??

    Why not start with the Retarded fat bastard Valapalle Piribaharan ???

  106. Hallo winkle how do you know all these detailsß
    Are you too a party of devilious state terror?
    Plese study the history and find out who introdused terrorism first and continued till the end.

  107. Lies, Calumnies and Libel — Amnesty's Zafiri whines, again.

    After having accused Sri Lanka of everything including stealing Christmas, listen to AI's Governor-General Sam Zafiri whine when he realises that we're not interested in listening to him. http://hpcrresearch.org/events/accountability-vio

    Kohona rightly labels AI & the rest of the HR mob as 'messianic' in their attempt to punish Sri Lanka whilst simultaneously not applying the same standards to the West. Zafiri whines again (does he ever stop whining?) that this is a 'calumny' & 'libellous' (94min). Zafiri has the bare-faced cheek to talk about 'libel'! Has he forgotten AI's lies and calumnies about Sri Lanka?

    Here's my cut-out-and-keep Guide to Amensty's Lies and Calumnies about Sri Lanka.

    An Amnesty Lie Exposed. No returned Tamil 'refugees' abused or killed.

    Jim "Cluster Bomb" McDonald, in 2010, says:
    ".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, in 2006, says:
    "…of 100 Tamil claimants refused refugee status and forced to return to Sri Lanka, none had suffered abuse by Sri Lankan officials or military."

    An official at the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka, in 2006, says:
    …"[s]ince 2004 … no returnees from Canada have been arrested or experienced negative repercussions at the airport or after exiting the airport grounds in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities who have dealt with the returnees have carried out their duties in a professional manner in compliance with international norms.

    Jim McDonald's fake 'Cluster Bomb' story in 2009
    Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about Sri Lanka Air Force using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

    In Jim's own words: "…..Do the army commanders in Colombo know for a fact that some lower ranking officers or troops in the north didn't use the cluster bombs?"

    Note to Jim: Cluster bombs are air-delivered munitions. Low ranking troops can't just jump into a fighter-bomber with cluster bombs and take on their own targets. :) :) :) The cluster bomb lie was comprehensively refuted by January 2009.

  108. The most brutal army in the world is the Sri Lanka Army.

    Sri Lanka Army of baby killers committed the most horrendous war crime!!!

    The advancing Sri Lanka Army massacred civilians by paving their bunkers with tanks, by throwing explosives inside the bunkers and by shooting the injured, says a medical worker who came out of Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal during the last days of the war, became incarcerated in a camp and now escaped the island. “Around a hundred thousand captured civilians herded to Mullaiththeevu were kept in rows within barbed wires, most of the time without water or food under the hot sun.

    Colombo particularly targeted hospitals and makeshift hospitals. When people moved away from Ki’linochchi, its hospital started functioning in the school building at Udaiyaar-kaddu. More than two thousand shells were fired on this building by the SLA.

    Ki’linochchi to Tharmapuram, Vaddakkachchi, Visuvamadu, Udaiyaar-kaddu, Puthukkudiyiruppu – until reaching Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal, at an average 50 civilians were killed every day in Sri Lankan attacks. 8000 were already killed before herded into Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal.

    Medical work decimated and workers were shaken at the death of patients, nurses and workers. When there were more than 300,000 people, Colombo sent food for only 30,000. Important medicines such as anesthetic drugs were not sent. Life-saving surgery without anesthesia was a cursing ordeal for the patients as well as doctors.

    Mothers and children standing in queue to receive infant milk food were targeted in the SL shell attacks. Without seeing no one could visualize the sorrow of the child that lost the mother and the mother who lost the child.

  109. 81,000 Tamil Homes are stolen by Sri Lanka Army.

    The Tamil homes will be stolen in the name of " National Security "

    What a Joke !!

    ( Another sick Joke is… in the name of fighting so –called “terrorism” 40 000 Tamil women and children slaughtered by bloodthirsty Sri Lanka Army )

    Claims made by Tamil people whose homes remain in the hands of security forces in the North will be considered, but properties will be returned only if doing so will not hinder national security, said Defence Spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella. “Primarily, national security will have to be considered. It is the case in any country,” he said.

    In parliament last week, the TNA raised the issue of many private properties in the North being held by the security forces. Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena in response to this stated that while a total of 1,205 properties were indeed being used by the forces, these could not be returned yet as they were within High Security Zones (HSZs). Meanwhile, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told The Sunday Leader that during the war, “81,000 people were ousted from their houses because they fall within the area that is loosely known as the Palaly High Security Zone.”………

  110. Racist ethnic cleansing is going on Sri Lanka

    Masses of helpless Tamil people are driven away to jungles for Rajapakses to plunder their lands

    More than 1300 acres belonging to the displaced by the war in Killinochchi District have been shared out by members of Rajapakae family and their supporters complain people in those areas.

    The people in several areas including Murukandi, Shanthipuram and Hindupuram have been confronted with this issue.

    Meanwhile, the Rajapaksa government in writing has ordered the Divisional Secretary of Oddusudan to make available lands from jungle areas as an alternative to the lands plundered from them which indirectly approves the plunder.

    However, the people who have lost their lands say they had been living in those lands for over 40 years and they cannot start life again in jungle areas.

    They say they have lost all their possessions in the war and shocked by the action of the Rajapaksa greedy government of seizing Tamil lands

  111. Isn’t it about time Yolanda Foster met Adele Balasingham???

    Wake Up AI – Stop Hunting DEAD TIGERS!

  112. Lies, Calumnies and Libel — Amnesty's Zafiri whines, again.

    After having accused Sri Lanka of everything including stealing Christmas, listen to AI's Governor-General Sam Zafiri whine when he realises that we're not interested in listening to him. http://hpcrresearch.org/events/accountability-vio

    Kohona rightly labels AI & the rest of the HR mob as 'messianic' in their attempt to punish Sri Lanka whilst simultaneously not applying the same standards to the West. Zafiri whines again (does he ever stop whining?) that this is a 'calumny' & 'libellous' (94min). Zafiri has the bare-faced cheek to talk about 'libel'! Has he forgotten AI's lies and calumnies about Sri Lanka?

    Here's my cut-out-and-keep Guide to Amensty's Lies and Calumnies about Sri Lanka.

    An Amnesty Lie Exposed. No returned Tamil 'refugees' abused or killed.

    Jim "Cluster Bomb" McDonald, in 2010, says:
    ".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, in 2006, says:
    "…of 100 Tamil claimants refused refugee status and forced to return to Sri Lanka, none had suffered abuse by Sri Lankan officials or military."

    An official at the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka, in 2006, says:
    …"[s]ince 2004 … no returnees from Canada have been arrested or experienced negative repercussions at the airport or after exiting the airport grounds in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities who have dealt with the returnees have carried out their duties in a professional manner in compliance with international norms.

    Jim McDonald's fake 'Cluster Bomb' story in 2009
    Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about Sri Lanka Air Force using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

    In Jim's own words: "…..Do the army commanders in Colombo know for a fact that some lower ranking officers or troops in the north didn't use the cluster bombs?"

    Note to Jim: Cluster bombs are air-delivered munitions. Low ranking troops can't just jump into a fighter-bomber with cluster bombs and take on their own targets. :) :) :) The cluster bomb lie was comprehensively refuted by January 2009.

  113. Lies, Calumnies and Libel — Amnesty's Zafiri whines, again.

    After having accused Sri Lanka of everything including stealing Christmas, listen to AI's Governor-General Sam Zafiri whine when he realises that we're not interested in listening to him. http://hpcrresearch.org/events/accountability-vio

    Kohona rightly labels AI & the rest of the HR mob as 'messianic' in their attempt to punish Sri Lanka whilst simultaneously not applying the same standards to the West. Zafiri whines again (does he ever stop whining?) that this is a 'calumny' & 'libellous' (94min). Zafiri has the bare-faced cheek to talk about 'libel'! Has he forgotten AI's lies and calumnies about Sri Lanka?

    Here's my cut-out-and-keep Guide to Amensty's Lies and Calumnies about Sri Lanka.

    An Amnesty Lie Exposed. No returned Tamil 'refugees' abused or killed.

    Jim "Cluster Bomb" McDonald, in 2010, says:
    ".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, in 2006, says:
    "…of 100 Tamil claimants refused refugee status and forced to return to Sri Lanka, none had suffered abuse by Sri Lankan officials or military."

    An official at the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka, in 2006, says:
    …"[s]ince 2004 … no returnees from Canada have been arrested or experienced negative repercussions at the airport or after exiting the airport grounds in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities who have dealt with the returnees have carried out their duties in a professional manner in compliance with international norms.

    Jim McDonald's fake 'Cluster Bomb' story in 2009
    Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about Sri Lanka Air Force using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

    In Jim's own words: "…..Do the army commanders in Colombo know for a fact that some lower ranking officers or troops in the north didn't use the cluster bombs?"

    Note to Jim: Cluster bombs are air-delivered munitions. Low ranking troops can't just jump into a fighter-bomber with cluster bombs and take on their own targets. :) :) :) The cluster bomb lie was comprehensively refuted by January 2009.

  114. In the guise of fighting terrorism,what the racist Sri-Lankan state has been doing is naked ethnic cleansing !!

  115. The bottom line is that Pirapakaran fought Srilanka India and the world for thirty years and when GOSL found that it could not defeat the valiantTigers fighting for independance from Sinhala imperialist rule -like the bombing of Hiroshima- resorted to use of blanket bombing and other inhuman methods including killing 300000 innocent tamils with arms procured from known pariah countries and china-of Tianamen square fame- to win their great victory and now are running scared to face an independant inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity. GOSL and the shameless spineless sinhala racists are resorting to all forms of propaganda and deceit to avoid the probes.

  116. The previous Post Holder !!

    First of all, just because AI guys can’t read singhala words, it is not acceptable of you using Filth in a forum meant for decent people.

    AI – the previous post contains Filth FYI!!

    Also, The largest Artillery gun used during the battle was used by the Apes of LTTE and was manufactured in China. So don’t say that GOSL used Chinese weapons – we actually got them down mainly from Ukrain… It is you Apes of LTTE who bought cheap stuff from China and killed the innocent Tamil Brotheren of this Motherland.

    If you don’t have proper stats and proof, refrain from posting on sites like this. because there will always be leanered people (Not Pure Stupid Idiots like you) writing in these forums. And most importantly, you might be a mentally underdeveloped, retarded terrorist, but, try to use at least acceptable language when writing in a forum as this.

  117. Hallo winkle how do you know all these detailsß
    Are you too a party of devilious state terror?
    Plese study the history and find out who introdused terrorism first and continued till the end.

  118. The most brutal army in the world is the Sri Lanka Army.

    Sri Lanka Army of baby killers committed the most horrendous war crime!!!

    The advancing Sri Lanka Army massacred civilians by paving their bunkers with tanks, by throwing explosives inside the bunkers and by shooting the injured, says a medical worker who came out of Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal during the last days of the war, became incarcerated in a camp and now escaped the island. “Around a hundred thousand captured civilians herded to Mullaiththeevu were kept in rows within barbed wires, most of the time without water or food under the hot sun.

    Colombo particularly targeted hospitals and makeshift hospitals. When people moved away from Ki’linochchi, its hospital started functioning in the school building at Udaiyaar-kaddu. More than two thousand shells were fired on this building by the SLA.

    Ki’linochchi to Tharmapuram, Vaddakkachchi, Visuvamadu, Udaiyaar-kaddu, Puthukkudiyiruppu – until reaching Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal, at an average 50 civilians were killed every day in Sri Lankan attacks. 8000 were already killed before herded into Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal.

    Medical work decimated and workers were shaken at the death of patients, nurses and workers. When there were more than 300,000 people, Colombo sent food for only 30,000. Important medicines such as anesthetic drugs were not sent. Life-saving surgery without anesthesia was a cursing ordeal for the patients as well as doctors.

    Mothers and children standing in queue to receive infant milk food were targeted in the SL shell attacks. Without seeing no one could visualize the sorrow of the child that lost the mother and the mother who lost the child.

  119. 81,000 Tamil Homes are stolen by Sri Lanka Army.

    The Tamil homes will be stolen in the name of ” National Security ”

    What a Joke !!

    ( Another sick Joke is… in the name of fighting so –called “terrorism” 40 000 Tamil women and children slaughtered by bloodthirsty Sri Lanka Army )

    Claims made by Tamil people whose homes remain in the hands of security forces in the North will be considered, but properties will be returned only if doing so will not hinder national security, said Defence Spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella. “Primarily, national security will have to be considered. It is the case in any country,” he said.

    In parliament last week, the TNA raised the issue of many private properties in the North being held by the security forces. Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena in response to this stated that while a total of 1,205 properties were indeed being used by the forces, these could not be returned yet as they were within High Security Zones (HSZs). Meanwhile, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told The Sunday Leader that during the war, “81,000 people were ousted from their houses because they fall within the area that is loosely known as the Palaly High Security Zone.”………

  120. Racist ethnic cleansing is going on Sri Lanka

    Masses of helpless Tamil people are driven away to jungles for Rajapakses to plunder their lands

    More than 1300 acres belonging to the displaced by the war in Killinochchi District have been shared out by members of Rajapakae family and their supporters complain people in those areas.

    The people in several areas including Murukandi, Shanthipuram and Hindupuram have been confronted with this issue.

    Meanwhile, the Rajapaksa government in writing has ordered the Divisional Secretary of Oddusudan to make available lands from jungle areas as an alternative to the lands plundered from them which indirectly approves the plunder.

    However, the people who have lost their lands say they had been living in those lands for over 40 years and they cannot start life again in jungle areas.

    They say they have lost all their possessions in the war and shocked by the action of the Rajapaksa greedy government of seizing Tamil lands

  121. Lies, Calumnies and Libel — Amnesty’s Zafiri whines, again.

    After having accused Sri Lanka of everything including stealing Christmas, listen to AI’s Governor-General Sam Zafiri whine when he realises that we’re not interested in listening to him.
    http://hpcrresearch.org/events/accountability-violations-ihl-counterinsurgency-case-sri-lanka

    Kohona rightly labels AI & the rest of the HR mob as ‘messianic’ in their attempt to punish Sri Lanka whilst simultaneously not applying the same standards to the West. Zafiri whines again (does he ever stop whining?) that this is a ‘calumny’ & ‘libellous’ (94min). Zafiri has the bare-faced cheek to talk about ‘libel’! Has he forgotten AI’s lies and calumnies about Sri Lanka?

    Here’s my cut-out-and-keep Guide to Amensty’s Lies and Calumnies about Sri Lanka.

    An Amnesty Lie Exposed. No returned Tamil ‘refugees’ abused or killed.

    Jim “Cluster Bomb” McDonald, in 2010, says:
    “.. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka.

    The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, in 2006, says:
    “…of 100 Tamil claimants refused refugee status and forced to return to Sri Lanka, none had suffered abuse by Sri Lankan officials or military.”

    An official at the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka, in 2006, says:
    …”[s]ince 2004 … no returnees from Canada have been arrested or experienced negative repercussions at the airport or after exiting the airport grounds in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities who have dealt with the returnees have carried out their duties in a professional manner in compliance with international norms.

    Jim McDonald’s fake ‘Cluster Bomb’ story in 2009
    Jim ‘Cluster Bomb’ McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about Sri Lanka Air Force using ‘cluster bombs’ against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

    In Jim’s own words: “…..Do the army commanders in Colombo know for a fact that some lower ranking officers or troops in the north didn’t use the cluster bombs?”

    Note to Jim: Cluster bombs are air-delivered munitions. Low ranking troops can’t just jump into a fighter-bomber with cluster bombs and take on their own targets. :) :) :) The cluster bomb lie was comprehensively refuted by January 2009.

  122. In the guise of fighting terrorism,what the racist Sri-Lankan state has been doing is naked ethnic cleansing !!