Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist

Next  Tuesday, August 10, will be the 200th day since the Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing after work.  Amnesty International and other organizations have been calling on the Sri Lankan government to investigate his disappearance.  In Sri Lanka, the Alliance of Media Organizations (Alliance) will mark this day by holding a protest and a seminar.  The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is asking its affiliates to support the protest by contacting Sri Lankan embassies around the world on Tuesday to express concern over his disappearance.

Amnesty supports these actions by the Alliance and IFJ.  Please join in this day of action by doing the following on Tuesday, August 10:

1. Send an online letter to the Sri Lankan government asking them to effectively investigate Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, make the results public and hold accountable those responsible for his disappearance.

2. Call the Sri Lankan embassy in your country and express concern about his disappearance (in the U.S., the Sri Lankan Embassy‘s phone number is 202-483-4025).

It’s long past time for the Sri Lankan government to provide justice for him and his family.  With your help, we may see it happen.

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268 thoughts on “Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist

  1. Sad that you Hypocrites of Amnesty International did not have a global day for eradication of Terrorism when Hundreds of Thousands of Civilians were killed on streets by Terrorists !!!

    Where was your Human rights then ??????

  2. Sad that you Hypocrites of Amnesty International did not have a global day for eradication of Terrorism when Hundreds of Thousands of Civilians were killed on streets by Terrorists !!!

    Where was your Human rights then ??????

  3. Dear AI personnel living on Pay of LTTE !!

    Let's not go too far as I would not have space in this blog to mention names, but, times of recent past !

    Balanadarajah Iyer – a prominent Tamil editor, lead editor of Thinamurasu News Paper was killed on the 16th of August 2004 by the Terrorist Apes of LTTE who say that they stand for Tamils of Sri Lanka.

    Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan (Tamil) of Sudar Oli news Paper was killed by your pay masters LTTE on the 24th January 2006

    Ranith Kumar and Suresh Kumar (Tamils) of Udayan News paper was killed by the Apes of LTTE in May 2006

    Devakumaran (Tamil) of Sri Lankan Tamil TV channel Shakthi was killed in Jaffna by the Apes of LTTE in 2007.

    The killing of Journalists in Sri Lanka started with I. Shanmugalingam (Tamil) of Eelanadu newspaper in 1989 (if I am correct) by the un-evolved Apes of LTTE…

    In the list of journalists killed in Sri Lanka, 60% are Tamils. Out of which 90% have been killed by your pay masters LTTE…..

    Anyways, as I mentioned at the start of the post, let's take the latest.

    Where were you "Human Rights Gurus" when the Apes of LTTE were killing these Tamil journalists ?????? You are crying out loud about a missing cartoonists with the pure intention of discrediting the Sri Lankan government, but what happened during 2004-2007 era ??? Were you on sleeping pills or under the spell of Snow White's Aunt ???

    It is pathetic and silly at the same time to see that even Amnesty has run out of slogans to hit at the GOSL, and stoop down to levels of shouting for a missing cartoonists whom even the GOSL is trying to locate. With the list of murders against Journalists, I would not hesitate to jump in to a conclusion of Ekneligoda being abducted or murdered by none other than your pay masters them selves !!!

  4. Dear AI personnel living on Pay of LTTE !!

    Let’s not go too far as I would not have space in this blog to mention names, but, times of recent past !

    Balanadarajah Iyer – a prominent Tamil editor, lead editor of Thinamurasu News Paper was killed on the 16th of August 2004 by the Terrorist Apes of LTTE who say that they stand for Tamils of Sri Lanka.

    Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan (Tamil) of Sudar Oli news Paper was killed by your pay masters LTTE on the 24th January 2006

    Ranith Kumar and Suresh Kumar (Tamils) of Udayan News paper was killed by the Apes of LTTE in May 2006

    Devakumaran (Tamil) of Sri Lankan Tamil TV channel Shakthi was killed in Jaffna by the Apes of LTTE in 2007.

    The killing of Journalists in Sri Lanka started with I. Shanmugalingam (Tamil) of Eelanadu newspaper in 1989 (if I am correct) by the un-evolved Apes of LTTE…

    In the list of journalists killed in Sri Lanka, 60% are Tamils. Out of which 90% have been killed by your pay masters LTTE…..

    Anyways, as I mentioned at the start of the post, let’s take the latest.

    Where were you “Human Rights Gurus” when the Apes of LTTE were killing these Tamil journalists ?????? You are crying out loud about a missing cartoonists with the pure intention of discrediting the Sri Lankan government, but what happened during 2004-2007 era ??? Were you on sleeping pills or under the spell of Snow White’s Aunt ???

    It is pathetic and silly at the same time to see that even Amnesty has run out of slogans to hit at the GOSL, and stoop down to levels of shouting for a missing cartoonists whom even the GOSL is trying to locate. With the list of murders against Journalists, I would not hesitate to jump in to a conclusion of Ekneligoda being abducted or murdered by none other than your pay masters them selves !!!

  5. 34 journalists and media workers killed during Rajapaksa brothers regime
    APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2O09

    2004

    1. Aiyathurai A. Nadesan – Journalist / 31 May

    2. Kandaswamy Aiyer Balanadaraj – Writer / 16 August

    3. Lanka Jayasundera – Photo journalist/ 11 December

    2005

    4. Dharmaratnam Sivaram – Editor / 28 April

    5. Kannamuttu Arsakumar – Media worker/ 29 June

    6. Relangee Selvarajah – Journalist / 12 August

    7. D. Selvaratnam – Media worker/ 29 August

    8. Yogakumar Krishnapillai – Media Worker / 30 September

    9. L. M. Faleel (Netpittimunai Faleel) – Writer / 02 December

    10. K. Navaratnam – Media worker/ 22 December

    2006

    11. Subramaniam Suhirtharajan – Journalist / 24 January

    12. S. T. Gananathan – Owner / 01 February

    13. Bastian George Sagayathas – Media worker / 03 May

    14. Rajaratnam Ranjith Kumar – Media worker / 03 May

    15. Sampath Lakmal de Silva – Journalist / 02 July

    16. Mariadasan Manojanraj – Media worker/ 01 August

    17. Pathmanathan Vismananthan – Singer and musician / 02 August

    18. Sathasivam Baskaran – Media worker / 15 August

    19. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah – Media owner / 20 August

    2007

    20. S. Raveendran – Media worker / 12 February

    21. Subramaniam Ramachandran – Media personnel / 15 February

    22. Chandrabose Suthakar – Journalist / 16 April

    23. Selvarasah Rajeevarman – Journalist / 29 April

    24. Sahadevan Neelakshan – Journalist / 01 August

    25. Anthonypillai Sherin Siththiranjan – Media worker/ 05 November

    26. Vadivel Nimalarajah – Media worker/ 17 November

    27. Isaivizhi Chempian (Subhajini) – Media worker/ 27 November

    28. Suresh Limbiyo – Media worker/ 27 November

    29. T. Tharmalingam – Media worker/ 27 November

    2008

    30. Paranirupesingham Devakumar – Journalist / 28 May

    31. Rashmi Mohamad – Journalist / 06 October

    2009

    32. Lasanntha Wickrematunge – Editor / 08 January

    33. Punniyamurthy Sathyamurthy – Journalist / 12 February

    34. Sasi Mathan – Media worker/ 06 March

    While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal. The people who live in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited. Back here in Australia, we hear little more than reports that we war is over and that conditions are improving in Sri Lanka. But my first hand view highlights that the Tamils there continue to experience a real sense of subjugation and humiliation.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka seeking asylum: A need no more? http://www.unitingworld.org.au/2010/07/tamils-in-

  6. Re-Settled People In Santhapuram Sent Back To Camps http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/08/08/re-settl
    IDPs from the Santhapuram area in the Kilinochchi District who were asked to return home say they were not allowed to resettle in their previous homes, according to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh Premachandran. Premachandran claims they were sent back to their transit camps by the army instead. IDPs in Santhapuram told the TNA that they were ordered to return to their home by “the army commander in Mankulam.” Accordingly, they returned and set up temporary shelters.

    15000 N.E kids study under trees http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_0

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.

  7. Rajapaksa dynasty doing as they please in Sri Lanka http://www.groundviews.org/2010/08/05/rajapaksa-d

    Consider if you will, the following:

    1.Former Army Commander and current MP Sarath Fonseka is charged with engaging in politics while in the Army; the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse who campaigned openly during the Presidential and General elections, goes on international television saying that Sarath Fonseka will be ‘hung’ for his crimes. (This is of course just one of the charges being trumped up against Sarath Fonseka but in order to keep this article to a reasonable length let’s just stick with this one).
    2.KP, the leader of the LTTE’s international network, who raised funds and procured arms for the organisation is allowed to meet representatives of the Tamil diaspora, travel to the North and East, speak on the telephone, conduct news conferences and has other special privileges. He was smart enough apparently to admire a Buddha statue in the Defence Secretary’s office. In the meantime, thousands of young women and men who are suspected of being linked to the LTTE (including those who were forcibly recruited) and who have no opportunity to charm the Defence Secretary, are detained with no notification to their families, proper charges or access from independent observers.
    3.The same KP is allowed (no, escorted) on a tour of detention centres and refugee camps in the North while elected members of parliament from the JVP are refused entry and are obstructed while on a fact finding tour of war affected areas in the North.
    4.Journalists critical of the government and the Rajapakse dynasty are constantly threatened, intimidated and harassed while those who are willing to lie and sing paeans of praise of the dynasty and its doings are feted as ethical journalists.
    5.Students , trade unions and civil society members exercising their right to express opinions and protest are beaten, tear gassed and arrested; MP Wimal Weerawansa who makes Sri Lanka the laughing stock of the world and leads a riot against the UN staff in Sri Lanka is tenderly resurrected by the President after a three day ‘fast’. And the police who were on the scene trying to maintain law and order are peremptorily ordered to back off by the Defence Secretary.
    6.Duminda de Silva, who has been accused of rape, sexual harassment and drug dealing among many other things, campaigned with no restrictions during the provincial council and general elections recently while UNP Colombo district candidate Susil Kindelpitiya was arrested for sexual harassment and refused bail for the duration of the general election campaign.

  8. 34 journalists and media workers killed during Rajapaksa brothers regime
    APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2O09

    2004

    1. Aiyathurai A. Nadesan – Journalist / 31 May

    2. Kandaswamy Aiyer Balanadaraj – Writer / 16 August

    3. Lanka Jayasundera – Photo journalist/ 11 December

    2005

    4. Dharmaratnam Sivaram – Editor / 28 April

    5. Kannamuttu Arsakumar – Media worker/ 29 June

    6. Relangee Selvarajah – Journalist / 12 August

    7. D. Selvaratnam – Media worker/ 29 August

    8. Yogakumar Krishnapillai – Media Worker / 30 September

    9. L. M. Faleel (Netpittimunai Faleel) – Writer / 02 December

    10. K. Navaratnam – Media worker/ 22 December

    2006

    11. Subramaniam Suhirtharajan – Journalist / 24 January

    12. S. T. Gananathan – Owner / 01 February

    13. Bastian George Sagayathas – Media worker / 03 May

    14. Rajaratnam Ranjith Kumar – Media worker / 03 May

    15. Sampath Lakmal de Silva – Journalist / 02 July

    16. Mariadasan Manojanraj – Media worker/ 01 August

    17. Pathmanathan Vismananthan – Singer and musician / 02 August

    18. Sathasivam Baskaran – Media worker / 15 August

    19. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah – Media owner / 20 August

    2007

    20. S. Raveendran – Media worker / 12 February

    21. Subramaniam Ramachandran – Media personnel / 15 February

    22. Chandrabose Suthakar – Journalist / 16 April

    23. Selvarasah Rajeevarman – Journalist / 29 April

    24. Sahadevan Neelakshan – Journalist / 01 August

    25. Anthonypillai Sherin Siththiranjan – Media worker/ 05 November

    26. Vadivel Nimalarajah – Media worker/ 17 November

    27. Isaivizhi Chempian (Subhajini) – Media worker/ 27 November

    28. Suresh Limbiyo – Media worker/ 27 November

    29. T. Tharmalingam – Media worker/ 27 November

    2008

    30. Paranirupesingham Devakumar – Journalist / 28 May

    31. Rashmi Mohamad – Journalist / 06 October

    2009

    32. Lasanntha Wickrematunge – Editor / 08 January

    33. Punniyamurthy Sathyamurthy – Journalist / 12 February

    34. Sasi Mathan – Media worker/ 06 March

    While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal. The people who live in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited. Back here in Australia, we hear little more than reports that we war is over and that conditions are improving in Sri Lanka. But my first hand view highlights that the Tamils there continue to experience a real sense of subjugation and humiliation.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka seeking asylum: A need no more? http://www.unitingworld.org.au/2010/07/tamils-in-

  9. 34 journalists and media workers killed during Rajapaksa brothers regime
    APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2O09

    2004

    1. Aiyathurai A. Nadesan – Journalist / 31 May

    2. Kandaswamy Aiyer Balanadaraj – Writer / 16 August

    3. Lanka Jayasundera – Photo journalist/ 11 December

    2005

    4. Dharmaratnam Sivaram – Editor / 28 April

    5. Kannamuttu Arsakumar – Media worker/ 29 June

    6. Relangee Selvarajah – Journalist / 12 August

    7. D. Selvaratnam – Media worker/ 29 August

    8. Yogakumar Krishnapillai – Media Worker / 30 September

    9. L. M. Faleel (Netpittimunai Faleel) – Writer / 02 December

    10. K. Navaratnam – Media worker/ 22 December

    2006

    11. Subramaniam Suhirtharajan – Journalist / 24 January

    12. S. T. Gananathan – Owner / 01 February

    13. Bastian George Sagayathas – Media worker / 03 May

    14. Rajaratnam Ranjith Kumar – Media worker / 03 May

    15. Sampath Lakmal de Silva – Journalist / 02 July

    16. Mariadasan Manojanraj – Media worker/ 01 August

    17. Pathmanathan Vismananthan – Singer and musician / 02 August

    18. Sathasivam Baskaran – Media worker / 15 August

    19. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah – Media owner / 20 August

    2007

    20. S. Raveendran – Media worker / 12 February

    21. Subramaniam Ramachandran – Media personnel / 15 February

    22. Chandrabose Suthakar – Journalist / 16 April

    23. Selvarasah Rajeevarman – Journalist / 29 April

    24. Sahadevan Neelakshan – Journalist / 01 August

    25. Anthonypillai Sherin Siththiranjan – Media worker/ 05 November

    26. Vadivel Nimalarajah – Media worker/ 17 November

    27. Isaivizhi Chempian (Subhajini) – Media worker/ 27 November

    28. Suresh Limbiyo – Media worker/ 27 November

    29. T. Tharmalingam – Media worker/ 27 November

    2008

    30. Paranirupesingham Devakumar – Journalist / 28 May

    31. Rashmi Mohamad – Journalist / 06 October

    2009

    32. Lasanntha Wickrematunge – Editor / 08 January

    33. Punniyamurthy Sathyamurthy – Journalist / 12 February

    34. Sasi Mathan – Media worker/ 06 March

    While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal. The people who live in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited. Back here in Australia, we hear little more than reports that we war is over and that conditions are improving in Sri Lanka. But my first hand view highlights that the Tamils there continue to experience a real sense of subjugation and humiliation.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka seeking asylum: A need no more? http://www.unitingworld.org.au/2010/07/tamils-in-

  10. Re-Settled People In Santhapuram Sent Back To Camps http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/08/08/re-settl
    IDPs from the Santhapuram area in the Kilinochchi District who were asked to return home say they were not allowed to resettle in their previous homes, according to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh Premachandran. Premachandran claims they were sent back to their transit camps by the army instead. IDPs in Santhapuram told the TNA that they were ordered to return to their home by “the army commander in Mankulam.” Accordingly, they returned and set up temporary shelters.

    15000 N.E kids study under trees http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_0

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.

  11. Re-Settled People In Santhapuram Sent Back To Camps http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/08/08/re-settl
    IDPs from the Santhapuram area in the Kilinochchi District who were asked to return home say they were not allowed to resettle in their previous homes, according to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh Premachandran. Premachandran claims they were sent back to their transit camps by the army instead. IDPs in Santhapuram told the TNA that they were ordered to return to their home by “the army commander in Mankulam.” Accordingly, they returned and set up temporary shelters.

    15000 N.E kids study under trees http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_0

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.

  12. Rajapaksa dynasty doing as they please in Sri Lanka http://www.groundviews.org/2010/08/05/rajapaksa-d

    Consider if you will, the following:

    1.Former Army Commander and current MP Sarath Fonseka is charged with engaging in politics while in the Army; the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse who campaigned openly during the Presidential and General elections, goes on international television saying that Sarath Fonseka will be ‘hung’ for his crimes. (This is of course just one of the charges being trumped up against Sarath Fonseka but in order to keep this article to a reasonable length let’s just stick with this one).
    2.KP, the leader of the LTTE’s international network, who raised funds and procured arms for the organisation is allowed to meet representatives of the Tamil diaspora, travel to the North and East, speak on the telephone, conduct news conferences and has other special privileges. He was smart enough apparently to admire a Buddha statue in the Defence Secretary’s office. In the meantime, thousands of young women and men who are suspected of being linked to the LTTE (including those who were forcibly recruited) and who have no opportunity to charm the Defence Secretary, are detained with no notification to their families, proper charges or access from independent observers.
    3.The same KP is allowed (no, escorted) on a tour of detention centres and refugee camps in the North while elected members of parliament from the JVP are refused entry and are obstructed while on a fact finding tour of war affected areas in the North.
    4.Journalists critical of the government and the Rajapakse dynasty are constantly threatened, intimidated and harassed while those who are willing to lie and sing paeans of praise of the dynasty and its doings are feted as ethical journalists.
    5.Students , trade unions and civil society members exercising their right to express opinions and protest are beaten, tear gassed and arrested; MP Wimal Weerawansa who makes Sri Lanka the laughing stock of the world and leads a riot against the UN staff in Sri Lanka is tenderly resurrected by the President after a three day ‘fast’. And the police who were on the scene trying to maintain law and order are peremptorily ordered to back off by the Defence Secretary.
    6.Duminda de Silva, who has been accused of rape, sexual harassment and drug dealing among many other things, campaigned with no restrictions during the provincial council and general elections recently while UNP Colombo district candidate Susil Kindelpitiya was arrested for sexual harassment and refused bail for the duration of the general election campaign.

  13. Rajapaksa dynasty doing as they please in Sri Lanka http://www.groundviews.org/2010/08/05/rajapaksa-d

    Consider if you will, the following:

    1.Former Army Commander and current MP Sarath Fonseka is charged with engaging in politics while in the Army; the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse who campaigned openly during the Presidential and General elections, goes on international television saying that Sarath Fonseka will be ‘hung’ for his crimes. (This is of course just one of the charges being trumped up against Sarath Fonseka but in order to keep this article to a reasonable length let’s just stick with this one).
    2.KP, the leader of the LTTE’s international network, who raised funds and procured arms for the organisation is allowed to meet representatives of the Tamil diaspora, travel to the North and East, speak on the telephone, conduct news conferences and has other special privileges. He was smart enough apparently to admire a Buddha statue in the Defence Secretary’s office. In the meantime, thousands of young women and men who are suspected of being linked to the LTTE (including those who were forcibly recruited) and who have no opportunity to charm the Defence Secretary, are detained with no notification to their families, proper charges or access from independent observers.
    3.The same KP is allowed (no, escorted) on a tour of detention centres and refugee camps in the North while elected members of parliament from the JVP are refused entry and are obstructed while on a fact finding tour of war affected areas in the North.
    4.Journalists critical of the government and the Rajapakse dynasty are constantly threatened, intimidated and harassed while those who are willing to lie and sing paeans of praise of the dynasty and its doings are feted as ethical journalists.
    5.Students , trade unions and civil society members exercising their right to express opinions and protest are beaten, tear gassed and arrested; MP Wimal Weerawansa who makes Sri Lanka the laughing stock of the world and leads a riot against the UN staff in Sri Lanka is tenderly resurrected by the President after a three day ‘fast’. And the police who were on the scene trying to maintain law and order are peremptorily ordered to back off by the Defence Secretary.
    6.Duminda de Silva, who has been accused of rape, sexual harassment and drug dealing among many other things, campaigned with no restrictions during the provincial council and general elections recently while UNP Colombo district candidate Susil Kindelpitiya was arrested for sexual harassment and refused bail for the duration of the general election campaign.

  14. 34 journalists and media workers killed during Rajapaksa brothers regime
    APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2O09

    2004

    1. Aiyathurai A. Nadesan – Journalist / 31 May

    2. Kandaswamy Aiyer Balanadaraj – Writer / 16 August

    3. Lanka Jayasundera – Photo journalist/ 11 December

    2005

    4. Dharmaratnam Sivaram – Editor / 28 April

    5. Kannamuttu Arsakumar – Media worker/ 29 June

    6. Relangee Selvarajah – Journalist / 12 August

    7. D. Selvaratnam – Media worker/ 29 August

    8. Yogakumar Krishnapillai – Media Worker / 30 September

    9. L. M. Faleel (Netpittimunai Faleel) – Writer / 02 December

    10. K. Navaratnam – Media worker/ 22 December

    2006

    11. Subramaniam Suhirtharajan – Journalist / 24 January

    12. S. T. Gananathan – Owner / 01 February

    13. Bastian George Sagayathas – Media worker / 03 May

    14. Rajaratnam Ranjith Kumar – Media worker / 03 May

    15. Sampath Lakmal de Silva – Journalist / 02 July

    16. Mariadasan Manojanraj – Media worker/ 01 August

    17. Pathmanathan Vismananthan – Singer and musician / 02 August

    18. Sathasivam Baskaran – Media worker / 15 August

    19. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah – Media owner / 20 August

    2007

    20. S. Raveendran – Media worker / 12 February

    21. Subramaniam Ramachandran – Media personnel / 15 February

    22. Chandrabose Suthakar – Journalist / 16 April

    23. Selvarasah Rajeevarman – Journalist / 29 April

    24. Sahadevan Neelakshan – Journalist / 01 August

    25. Anthonypillai Sherin Siththiranjan – Media worker/ 05 November

    26. Vadivel Nimalarajah – Media worker/ 17 November

    27. Isaivizhi Chempian (Subhajini) – Media worker/ 27 November

    28. Suresh Limbiyo – Media worker/ 27 November

    29. T. Tharmalingam – Media worker/ 27 November

    2008

    30. Paranirupesingham Devakumar – Journalist / 28 May

    31. Rashmi Mohamad – Journalist / 06 October

    2009

    32. Lasanntha Wickrematunge – Editor / 08 January

    33. Punniyamurthy Sathyamurthy – Journalist / 12 February

    34. Sasi Mathan – Media worker/ 06 March

    While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal. The people who live in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited. Back here in Australia, we hear little more than reports that we war is over and that conditions are improving in Sri Lanka. But my first hand view highlights that the Tamils there continue to experience a real sense of subjugation and humiliation.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka seeking asylum: A need no more?
    http://www.unitingworld.org.au/2010/07/tamils-in-sri-lanka-seek-asylum-a-need-no-more/

  15. Re-Settled People In Santhapuram Sent Back To Camps
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/08/08/re-settled-people-in-santhapuram-sent-back-to-camps/
    IDPs from the Santhapuram area in the Kilinochchi District who were asked to return home say they were not allowed to resettle in their previous homes, according to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, Suresh Premachandran. Premachandran claims they were sent back to their transit camps by the army instead. IDPs in Santhapuram told the TNA that they were ordered to return to their home by “the army commander in Mankulam.” Accordingly, they returned and set up temporary shelters.

    15000 N.E kids study under trees
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/archvi/lakbimanews_10_08_08/news/laknew1.htm

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.

  16. Rajapaksa dynasty doing as they please in Sri Lanka
    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/08/05/rajapaksa-dynasty-doing-as-they-please-in-sri-lanka/

    Consider if you will, the following:

    1.Former Army Commander and current MP Sarath Fonseka is charged with engaging in politics while in the Army; the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse who campaigned openly during the Presidential and General elections, goes on international television saying that Sarath Fonseka will be ‘hung’ for his crimes. (This is of course just one of the charges being trumped up against Sarath Fonseka but in order to keep this article to a reasonable length let’s just stick with this one).
    2.KP, the leader of the LTTE’s international network, who raised funds and procured arms for the organisation is allowed to meet representatives of the Tamil diaspora, travel to the North and East, speak on the telephone, conduct news conferences and has other special privileges. He was smart enough apparently to admire a Buddha statue in the Defence Secretary’s office. In the meantime, thousands of young women and men who are suspected of being linked to the LTTE (including those who were forcibly recruited) and who have no opportunity to charm the Defence Secretary, are detained with no notification to their families, proper charges or access from independent observers.
    3.The same KP is allowed (no, escorted) on a tour of detention centres and refugee camps in the North while elected members of parliament from the JVP are refused entry and are obstructed while on a fact finding tour of war affected areas in the North.
    4.Journalists critical of the government and the Rajapakse dynasty are constantly threatened, intimidated and harassed while those who are willing to lie and sing paeans of praise of the dynasty and its doings are feted as ethical journalists.
    5.Students , trade unions and civil society members exercising their right to express opinions and protest are beaten, tear gassed and arrested; MP Wimal Weerawansa who makes Sri Lanka the laughing stock of the world and leads a riot against the UN staff in Sri Lanka is tenderly resurrected by the President after a three day ‘fast’. And the police who were on the scene trying to maintain law and order are peremptorily ordered to back off by the Defence Secretary.
    6.Duminda de Silva, who has been accused of rape, sexual harassment and drug dealing among many other things, campaigned with no restrictions during the provincial council and general elections recently while UNP Colombo district candidate Susil Kindelpitiya was arrested for sexual harassment and refused bail for the duration of the general election campaign.

  17. Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People

    eople from across the globe are condemning the Human Rights violations of the Sri Lankan government, and civilized society is fighting hard to establish a level of justice for the Tamils.

    At hand, the killing of too many innocents; war crimes, the ongoing slaughter of journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and others. Having the opposition leader behind bars makes Sri Lanka a criminal and a failed state.

    An effort to raise awareness is underway, targeting the President of the United States, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It is important that this horrible treatment of people is brought to the world's attention.

    List of Evidence:

    People's Permanent Tribunal found Sri Lanka GUILTY of war crimes and Genocide.

    UN's Human Rights Chief is critical of Lankan government Human Rights records.

    U.S. Human Rights report accused Lankan rulers for the Human Rights violations.

    For your reference, I am attaching the supporting evidence of war crimes and Genocide

    If this isn't Genocide, War Crime, Then What on Earth is?, and I'd love your support. You can sign the petition in less than 30 seconds by clicking the link below:

    change.org/actions/view/srilanka_if_this_isnt_genocide_war_crime_then_what_on_earth_is

    People from across the globe are condemning the Human rights violations of Srilankan government. And civilized society is fighting hard to establish the justice to the tamils. Killing of nearly 140,000 innocents, war crimes, ongoing slaughter on the journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and having opposition leader behind the bars make the Srilanka as a criminal and a failed state.

    We ask People to sign here to save Human Rights & Justice in Srilanka.

    Also Indian Government & Media's Hide this Genocide in India.

    Please Forward to your Friends & Relatives.

    Top campaigns on Change.org get sent out to their entire membership, so together we can really make a difference.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srila

  18. This is a Sri Lankan govt of the Rajapaksa, for the Rajapaksas, by the Rajapaksas

    This comment by Rajapaksa ruthless regime thug is very, very funny

    “We need to maintain “emergency laws ” to ensure the “safety and security ” of the nation,” the Sri Lankans thug informed parliament, days after the slash and burn attack on the Media outlet – Siyatha office, located in a downtown Colombo high security zone

    Sri Lankan police claimed to be ‘clueless’ about the identity of the Siyatha attackers.

    I think, this media office in close proximity to the presidential abode is attacked, only one of two explanations are possible: either the
    authorities are criminally incompetent or they are criminally complicit…

    Post-war, Sri Lanka’s defence expenditure remains stratospherical; a host of repressive legislations are still in place and the humiliatingly discriminatory practice of registering Tamils has resumed – in the name of security. And yet, deputy ministers tie public officials to trees in the West; mysterious attackers bulldoze temples and dispossess Sinhala villagers in the East, to make way for tourist hotels and displaced Northern Tamils returning to their ancestral lands are expelled, to build cantonments.

    Behind a façade of democracy, impunity is ravaging post-war Sri Lanka.

  19. The "welfare " of the Sri Lankan people in particular, has always been the alibi of Sri Lankan tyrant Rajapaksa…

    Impunity is a cancer which cannot be localised to one group or region.

    Impunity is invasive and pervasive and victimises Tamils and lawlessness targeting Rajapaksa critics, such as the armed assault on Media Sirasa office and the assassination of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, other media workers

    In each instance, ubiquitous and stringent security measures did not hinder the perpetrators from fulfilling their gory mission and leaving unscathed.

    Impunity, which took root during the Tamil war behind the twin myths of Sri Lankan Army "humanitarian " :) :) :) only offensive and zero-civilian casualties, is spreading nation-wide.

    It is evident in the obnoxiously jejune conduct of Mervyn Silva (who summoned the media to witness him the barbaric tying a public official to a tree), the Siyatha attack, the bulldozing of the Sambodhi Viharaya in Arugam Bay and the dispossessing of Ragamwela villagers.

    The insolently nonchalant comportment of the Rajapaksa's thugs could not but result from an absolute belief in impunity, sourced in the certitude that law-enforcers will not impede their lawless conduct.

  20. Ragunathan

    You have hit the nail right on the head. Sri Lankans are in a deep slumber while the Rajapksa family loots the country and usurps the democratic rights of the people.

    The ruling family is increasingly resorting to military force and covert thuggerism to subjugate its opponents.

    Is this for what the nation sacrificed thousands of lives?

    Speaking up against these excessive acts is the only way we can keep the embers of freedom and justice burning.

    I appreciate the efforts of the writer to do this noble task.

  21. Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People

    eople from across the globe are condemning the Human Rights violations of the Sri Lankan government, and civilized society is fighting hard to establish a level of justice for the Tamils.

    At hand, the killing of too many innocents; war crimes, the ongoing slaughter of journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and others. Having the opposition leader behind bars makes Sri Lanka a criminal and a failed state.

    An effort to raise awareness is underway, targeting the President of the United States, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It is important that this horrible treatment of people is brought to the world's attention.

    List of Evidence:

    People's Permanent Tribunal found Sri Lanka GUILTY of war crimes and Genocide.

    UN's Human Rights Chief is critical of Lankan government Human Rights records.

    U.S. Human Rights report accused Lankan rulers for the Human Rights violations.

    For your reference, I am attaching the supporting evidence of war crimes and Genocide

    If this isn't Genocide, War Crime, Then What on Earth is?, and I'd love your support. You can sign the petition in less than 30 seconds by clicking the link below:

    change.org/actions/view/srilanka_if_this_isnt_genocide_war_crime_then_what_on_earth_is

    People from across the globe are condemning the Human rights violations of Srilankan government. And civilized society is fighting hard to establish the justice to the tamils. Killing of nearly 140,000 innocents, war crimes, ongoing slaughter on the journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and having opposition leader behind the bars make the Srilanka as a criminal and a failed state.

    We ask People to sign here to save Human Rights & Justice in Srilanka.

    Also Indian Government & Media's Hide this Genocide in India.

    Please Forward to your Friends & Relatives.

    Top campaigns on Change.org get sent out to their entire membership, so together we can really make a difference.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srila

  22. Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People

    eople from across the globe are condemning the Human Rights violations of the Sri Lankan government, and civilized society is fighting hard to establish a level of justice for the Tamils.

    At hand, the killing of too many innocents; war crimes, the ongoing slaughter of journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and others. Having the opposition leader behind bars makes Sri Lanka a criminal and a failed state.

    An effort to raise awareness is underway, targeting the President of the United States, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It is important that this horrible treatment of people is brought to the world's attention.

    List of Evidence:

    People's Permanent Tribunal found Sri Lanka GUILTY of war crimes and Genocide.

    UN's Human Rights Chief is critical of Lankan government Human Rights records.

    U.S. Human Rights report accused Lankan rulers for the Human Rights violations.

    For your reference, I am attaching the supporting evidence of war crimes and Genocide

    If this isn't Genocide, War Crime, Then What on Earth is?, and I'd love your support. You can sign the petition in less than 30 seconds by clicking the link below:

    change.org/actions/view/srilanka_if_this_isnt_genocide_war_crime_then_what_on_earth_is

    People from across the globe are condemning the Human rights violations of Srilankan government. And civilized society is fighting hard to establish the justice to the tamils. Killing of nearly 140,000 innocents, war crimes, ongoing slaughter on the journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and having opposition leader behind the bars make the Srilanka as a criminal and a failed state.

    We ask People to sign here to save Human Rights & Justice in Srilanka.

    Also Indian Government & Media's Hide this Genocide in India.

    Please Forward to your Friends & Relatives.

    Top campaigns on Change.org get sent out to their entire membership, so together we can really make a difference.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srila

  23. Rohan-Sri lanka State Terror Victim

    Dear friend

    Please do not worry about the -KP propaganda !!!!!!

    KP has nothing to with reconciliation.

    He is reading from list prepared by Rajapaksa’s thugs .

    We should ignore this shameless Rajapaksa’s charade and sick deception.

    It was immoral, dirty and ugly to the utmost for the present GOSL to use KP, the prisoner in such despicable manner.

    This is not genuine reconciliation !!

    Rajapaksa is employing mean, manipulative and destructive methods, covertly, to destroy the Tamil rights, freedoms, and aspirations .

    Deceptive acts by the GOSL, branded falsely as “reconciliatory acts”, should be strongly condemned by all the people, the UN and the countries that work genuinely for peace in the island.

  24. DAP Deputy Secretary-General and Penang Deputy Chief Minister (II) Prof Dr P. Ramasamy is spearheading the formation of an international committee to take up the issue of the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka last year.

    The group, comprising NGOs, activists and politicians, is expected to be operational within a few months, and would collect evidences of the genocide with the aim of presenting a case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Panel, Ramasamy said.

    Ramasamy said that those involved, including leaders in the Sri Lankan and Indian governments who were responsible for the genocide, should be brought to book.

    “The group will also fight for human rights anywhere, in places where people are deprived of their rights and privileges,” said the Batu Kawan MP who is a long-time human right activist.

    He said this after receiving a courtesy call from Indian environmentalists T. Sriniviasa Rao and R. Gnanasekaran at his office in Komtar here recently.

    The duo, who have travelled some 600,000km around the world since 1986 in the name of bringing awareness of global warming and human rights violations, were in Penang last week before heading for Buenos Aires in South America.

  25. This is a Sri Lankan govt of the Rajapaksa, for the Rajapaksas, by the Rajapaksas

    This comment by Rajapaksa ruthless regime thug is very, very funny

    “We need to maintain “emergency laws ” to ensure the “safety and security ” of the nation,” the Sri Lankans thug informed parliament, days after the slash and burn attack on the Media outlet – Siyatha office, located in a downtown Colombo high security zone

    Sri Lankan police claimed to be ‘clueless’ about the identity of the Siyatha attackers.

    I think, this media office in close proximity to the presidential abode is attacked, only one of two explanations are possible: either the
    authorities are criminally incompetent or they are criminally complicit…

    Post-war, Sri Lanka’s defence expenditure remains stratospherical; a host of repressive legislations are still in place and the humiliatingly discriminatory practice of registering Tamils has resumed – in the name of security. And yet, deputy ministers tie public officials to trees in the West; mysterious attackers bulldoze temples and dispossess Sinhala villagers in the East, to make way for tourist hotels and displaced Northern Tamils returning to their ancestral lands are expelled, to build cantonments.

    Behind a façade of democracy, impunity is ravaging post-war Sri Lanka.

  26. The “welfare ” of the Sri Lankan people in particular, has always been the alibi of Sri Lankan tyrant Rajapaksa…

    Impunity is a cancer which cannot be localised to one group or region.

    Impunity is invasive and pervasive and victimises Tamils and lawlessness targeting Rajapaksa critics, such as the armed assault on Media Sirasa office and the assassination of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, other media workers

    In each instance, ubiquitous and stringent security measures did not hinder the perpetrators from fulfilling their gory mission and leaving unscathed.

    Impunity, which took root during the Tamil war behind the twin myths of Sri Lankan Army “humanitarian ” :) :) :) only offensive and zero-civilian casualties, is spreading nation-wide.

    It is evident in the obnoxiously jejune conduct of Mervyn Silva (who summoned the media to witness him the barbaric tying a public official to a tree), the Siyatha attack, the bulldozing of the Sambodhi Viharaya in Arugam Bay and the dispossessing of Ragamwela villagers.

    The insolently nonchalant comportment of the Rajapaksa’s thugs could not but result from an absolute belief in impunity, sourced in the certitude that law-enforcers will not impede their lawless conduct.

  27. Ragunathan

    You have hit the nail right on the head. Sri Lankans are in a deep slumber while the Rajapksa family loots the country and usurps the democratic rights of the people.

    The ruling family is increasingly resorting to military force and covert thuggerism to subjugate its opponents.

    Is this for what the nation sacrificed thousands of lives?

    Speaking up against these excessive acts is the only way we can keep the embers of freedom and justice burning.

    I appreciate the efforts of the writer to do this noble task.

  28. Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People

    eople from across the globe are condemning the Human Rights violations of the Sri Lankan government, and civilized society is fighting hard to establish a level of justice for the Tamils.

    At hand, the killing of too many innocents; war crimes, the ongoing slaughter of journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and others. Having the opposition leader behind bars makes Sri Lanka a criminal and a failed state.

    An effort to raise awareness is underway, targeting the President of the United States, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It is important that this horrible treatment of people is brought to the world’s attention.

    List of Evidence:

    People’s Permanent Tribunal found Sri Lanka GUILTY of war crimes and Genocide.

    UN’s Human Rights Chief is critical of Lankan government Human Rights records.

    U.S. Human Rights report accused Lankan rulers for the Human Rights violations.

    For your reference, I am attaching the supporting evidence of war crimes and Genocide

    If this isn’t Genocide, War Crime, Then What on Earth is?, and I’d love your support. You can sign the petition in less than 30 seconds by clicking the link below:

    change.org/actions/view/srilanka_if_this_isnt_genocide_war_crime_then_what_on_earth_is

    People from across the globe are condemning the Human rights violations of Srilankan government. And civilized society is fighting hard to establish the justice to the tamils. Killing of nearly 140,000 innocents, war crimes, ongoing slaughter on the journalists, moderates, reformists, artists and having opposition leader behind the bars make the Srilanka as a criminal and a failed state.

    We ask People to sign here to save Human Rights & Justice in Srilanka.

    Also Indian Government & Media’s Hide this Genocide in India.

    Please Forward to your Friends & Relatives.

    Top campaigns on Change.org get sent out to their entire membership, so together we can really make a difference.

    http://salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srilanka-violence-mv.php

  29. 45,000 Tamils are contining to live in the well guarded prison-centres scattered throughout the country’s north after they were “freed” the IDP camps

    After UnitingWorld’s the Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection.

    The island of Sri Lanka is likened to a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. This is, perhaps, a most apt image given the country’s tumultuous history. In 2009, we all cried and opened our hearts to over 280,000 Tamil civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent

    civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent.

    My recent journey to the north of the island gave a chilling insight into the issues that thousands of Tamils continue to face. While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. My experience left me questioning whether Tamils are truly safe from harm today.

    During the one week trip to assess the situation, I visited several holding centres for Tamils who have been released from IDP camps and await permission from Sri Lankan to return to their homes.

    These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal.

    One of my strongest memories is my visit to a centre located in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College, where some 335 families reside today.

    The top floors of the main building have been blasted by artillery and mortars during the war. The people who live there receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited.

    A doctor from the Jaffna Diocese Green Memorial Hospital in Jaffna visits the centre for a few hours whenever possible to perform medical checkups. During this visit I met Annamma, a young mother of three children. One of her legs had been blown off during the recent war. Her husband was incapacitated due to a bullet lodged in his spine.

    Annamma’s family were Tamils that had fled Jaffna in 1995 to rebuild their lives in Vanni, an autonomous Tamil region. Their future now remains in serious jeopardy.

    Annamma told me she is “sick of being here”. She is “sick of waiting… all we do is line up and wait… for food, for water, for a shower…”. Thousands of others are in this same situation. There was a depressing sense of hopelessness in this holding centre.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/tamils_in_sri

  30. Rohan-Sri lanka State Terror Victim

    Dear friend

    Please do not worry about the -KP propaganda !!!!!!

    KP has nothing to with reconciliation.

    He is reading from list prepared by Rajapaksa’s thugs .

    We should ignore this shameless Rajapaksa’s charade and sick deception.

    It was immoral, dirty and ugly to the utmost for the present GOSL to use KP, the prisoner in such despicable manner.

    This is not genuine reconciliation !!

    Rajapaksa is employing mean, manipulative and destructive methods, covertly, to destroy the Tamil rights, freedoms, and aspirations .

    Deceptive acts by the GOSL, branded falsely as “reconciliatory acts”, should be strongly condemned by all the people, the UN and the countries that work genuinely for peace in the island.

  31. 45,000 Tamils are contining to live in the well guarded prison-centres scattered throughout the country’s north after they were “freed” the IDP camps

    After UnitingWorld’s the Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection.

    The island of Sri Lanka is likened to a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. This is, perhaps, a most apt image given the country’s tumultuous history. In 2009, we all cried and opened our hearts to over 280,000 Tamil civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent

    civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent.

    My recent journey to the north of the island gave a chilling insight into the issues that thousands of Tamils continue to face. While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. My experience left me questioning whether Tamils are truly safe from harm today.

    During the one week trip to assess the situation, I visited several holding centres for Tamils who have been released from IDP camps and await permission from Sri Lankan to return to their homes.

    These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal.

    One of my strongest memories is my visit to a centre located in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College, where some 335 families reside today.

    The top floors of the main building have been blasted by artillery and mortars during the war. The people who live there receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited.

    A doctor from the Jaffna Diocese Green Memorial Hospital in Jaffna visits the centre for a few hours whenever possible to perform medical checkups. During this visit I met Annamma, a young mother of three children. One of her legs had been blown off during the recent war. Her husband was incapacitated due to a bullet lodged in his spine.

    Annamma’s family were Tamils that had fled Jaffna in 1995 to rebuild their lives in Vanni, an autonomous Tamil region. Their future now remains in serious jeopardy.

    Annamma told me she is “sick of being here”. She is “sick of waiting… all we do is line up and wait… for food, for water, for a shower…”. Thousands of others are in this same situation. There was a depressing sense of hopelessness in this holding centre.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/tamils_in_sri

  32. 45,000 Tamils are contining to live in the well guarded prison-centres scattered throughout the country’s north after they were “freed” the IDP camps

    After UnitingWorld’s the Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection.

    The island of Sri Lanka is likened to a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. This is, perhaps, a most apt image given the country’s tumultuous history. In 2009, we all cried and opened our hearts to over 280,000 Tamil civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent

    civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent.

    My recent journey to the north of the island gave a chilling insight into the issues that thousands of Tamils continue to face. While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. My experience left me questioning whether Tamils are truly safe from harm today.

    During the one week trip to assess the situation, I visited several holding centres for Tamils who have been released from IDP camps and await permission from Sri Lankan to return to their homes.

    These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal.

    One of my strongest memories is my visit to a centre located in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College, where some 335 families reside today.

    The top floors of the main building have been blasted by artillery and mortars during the war. The people who live there receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited.

    A doctor from the Jaffna Diocese Green Memorial Hospital in Jaffna visits the centre for a few hours whenever possible to perform medical checkups. During this visit I met Annamma, a young mother of three children. One of her legs had been blown off during the recent war. Her husband was incapacitated due to a bullet lodged in his spine.

    Annamma’s family were Tamils that had fled Jaffna in 1995 to rebuild their lives in Vanni, an autonomous Tamil region. Their future now remains in serious jeopardy.

    Annamma told me she is “sick of being here”. She is “sick of waiting… all we do is line up and wait… for food, for water, for a shower…”. Thousands of others are in this same situation. There was a depressing sense of hopelessness in this holding centre.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/tamils_in_sri

  33. DAP Deputy Secretary-General and Penang Deputy Chief Minister (II) Prof Dr P. Ramasamy is spearheading the formation of an international committee to take up the issue of the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka last year.

    The group, comprising NGOs, activists and politicians, is expected to be operational within a few months, and would collect evidences of the genocide with the aim of presenting a case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Panel, Ramasamy said.

    Ramasamy said that those involved, including leaders in the Sri Lankan and Indian governments who were responsible for the genocide, should be brought to book.

    “The group will also fight for human rights anywhere, in places where people are deprived of their rights and privileges,” said the Batu Kawan MP who is a long-time human right activist.

    He said this after receiving a courtesy call from Indian environmentalists T. Sriniviasa Rao and R. Gnanasekaran at his office in Komtar here recently.

    The duo, who have travelled some 600,000km around the world since 1986 in the name of bringing awareness of global warming and human rights violations, were in Penang last week before heading for Buenos Aires in South America.

  34. Rip Van Winkle

    You have no feelings for your fellow citizens ………

    Buddha a Hindu prince abrogated his throne to find a solution to resolve the fellow human sufferings; here the SLA soldiers-Srilankan Buddhists are heaping misery on their fellow citizens, what an irony ?

    Don't these “so called” Buddhist men care for the suffering these human beings ?

    IDPs are left to starve.

    Is this what Buddha Dharma preaches ?

  35. 45,000 Tamils are contining to live in the well guarded prison-centres scattered throughout the country’s north after they were “freed” the IDP camps

    After UnitingWorld’s the Rev. John Barr returned from visiting the war-torn north of Sri Lanka in June, he described his journey as one of the most challenging and confronting trips he has ever experienced. Here is his reflection.

    The island of Sri Lanka is likened to a tear drop in the Indian Ocean. This is, perhaps, a most apt image given the country’s tumultuous history. In 2009, we all cried and opened our hearts to over 280,000 Tamil civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent

    civilians that were interned in detention centres run by Sri Lankan security forces. Humanitarian aid was severely restricted and ‘unexplainable disappearances’ were frequent.

    My recent journey to the north of the island gave a chilling insight into the issues that thousands of Tamils continue to face. While much of the conflict is over, it is clear that many people have been unable to access their most basic needs. My experience left me questioning whether Tamils are truly safe from harm today.

    During the one week trip to assess the situation, I visited several holding centres for Tamils who have been released from IDP camps and await permission from Sri Lankan to return to their homes.

    These holding centres are extremely dire places. Food is scarce and access to basic health care is minimal.

    One of my strongest memories is my visit to a centre located in the grounds of the former Killinochchi Central College, where some 335 families reside today.

    The top floors of the main building have been blasted by artillery and mortars during the war. The people who live there receive food from the United Nations World Food Programme, but access to basic health care remains extremely limited.

    A doctor from the Jaffna Diocese Green Memorial Hospital in Jaffna visits the centre for a few hours whenever possible to perform medical checkups. During this visit I met Annamma, a young mother of three children. One of her legs had been blown off during the recent war. Her husband was incapacitated due to a bullet lodged in his spine.

    Annamma’s family were Tamils that had fled Jaffna in 1995 to rebuild their lives in Vanni, an autonomous Tamil region. Their future now remains in serious jeopardy.

    Annamma told me she is “sick of being here”. She is “sick of waiting… all we do is line up and wait… for food, for water, for a shower…”. Thousands of others are in this same situation. There was a depressing sense of hopelessness in this holding centre.

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/tamils_in_sri_lanka_seeking_as.html#mo

  36. Nediyavan, Norwegian Tamil was gravely wounded by Rajapaksa paid thugs and is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit

    Rajapaksa is killing the Tamil Diaspora

    We all have to be united against the Rajapaksa

  37. Rip Van Winkle

    You have no feelings for your fellow citizens ………

    Buddha a Hindu prince abrogated his throne to find a solution to resolve the fellow human sufferings; here the SLA soldiers-Srilankan Buddhists are heaping misery on their fellow citizens, what an irony ?

    Don’t these “so called” Buddhist men care for the suffering these human beings ?

    IDPs are left to starve.

    Is this what Buddha Dharma preaches ?

  38. My gratitude to "Tamil Genocide in sri lanka" ( in his covered up comment above ) for giving the details of Prof Ramasamy's crucial fact finding investigation.

    Also indebted to Rohan's continuing exposes.

    Not just the indian, but the world media industry covers up the realities of genocide in lanka & around the globe.

    Truthseekers need the continuing contributions of information, observations & comments all of you are sending more than ever.

  39. Nantri Anandarajah, Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka , a.savage, Vishnu 4 your voice of Voiceless Tamils in Sri lanka.

    Why the media silence on Sri Lanka's descent into dictatorship? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertyce

    The situation has been deteriorating for some time. According to Amnesty International at least 14 media workers have been killed in the country since 2006 and more than 20 are thought to have fled – more per capita than have left Iran. Arbitrary arrests, abductions and assassinations have been documented for over three decades. No one has ever been prosecuted for these attacks on the media.

    In January last year, as the Sri Lankan army closed in on the last remaining pockets of resistance held by the LTTE, the government imposed a media blackout on the war zone. (It also denied humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the fighting and, like the rebels, displayed callous contempt for civilian life.)

    Away from the killing fields, the local media suffered a sharp spike in attacks. Just days after independent broadcaster MTV was raided by gunmen, Lasantha Wickrematunge – editor of the Sunday Leader and prominent government critic – was assassinated in broad daylight in a high-security zone regularly patrolled by the army.

    The end of the war has changed nothing. Phones are tapped. Emails hacked. Media outlets harassed and journalists threatened. One – Prageeth Eknaligoda – has been missing since January's presidential election. Small wonder that so many journalists say they now resort to self-censorship.

    And they are not the only ones who live in fear. NGO workers, lawyers, members of the opposition – the culture of impunity puts them all at risk. The state has also ramped up its vitriol against external critics: last week a cabinet minister began a hunger strike and orchestrated a siege of the UN offices in Colombo in response to the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, setting up a panel of experts to advise him on accountability for alleged war crimes during the final stages of the civil war last year. The minister has since ended his "fast to death" amid growing speculation that the protests were supported, if not sponsored, by the government.

    Those brave Sri Lankan journalists who continue to seek out and report the truth despite the high risk of "disappearance", torture and assassination, surely deserve the support of their international colleagues. Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya's murder has rightly been denounced around the world. Wickrematunge, who chillingly foretold his own death in an editorial published posthumously, should be no less well known. The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom organisation, rates freedom of expression in Sri Lanka as lower than in Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan, yet somehow the world – including the mainstream media world – does not seem to notice.

    Surely it is time for that to change.

  40. Sri Lanka has reacted with characteristic hostility to the most recent international efforts to compel its Sinhala nationalist government to conduct itself in accordance with accepted international norms. Colombo’s vehement and vitriolic response to both the appointment of a UN advisory panel on the horrific war crimes in Sri Lanka and the EU’s offer to extend the GSP+ subsidy conditional on specified actions on human rights and political freedoms was, of course, utterly predictable.

    However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state. It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities. As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

    At the same time, for all the bluster and histrionics from Colombo, some international levers are discernibly disciplining the Sinhala state. For all the talk of sovereignty (and the hype of competing external donors), the IMF is slowly but steadily effecting the restructuring of the state required of economic globalization. The state has also had to accede to important, if very basic and preliminary, international steps to connect the Tamil homeland with the rest of the world. There is no doubt that the Sinhala state will vehemently resist, actively subvert and seek to rollback such changes – the defiant nationalization detailed by the island’s Sunday Times this week makes that quite clear.

    What is at stake here is the very nature of the future Sri Lankan state. As several scholars have detailed over the decades – in arguments largely ignored amid the ideological blindness that infused international efforts since the mid-nineties to produce liberal democracy and market economics in Sri Lanka and elsewhere – the post-independence state has entrenched, fostered and defended a Sinhala ethnocracy. It has done so before and after the Cold War, during both war and peace. During the war, however, Sri Lanka was able to adopt the rhetoric of market democracy, without actually having to adopt it. The lack of progress could be blamed on ‘the war’ and, by extension, the Tamil armed struggle, and in this way, the active support of the international community could be secured to destroy the most potent resistance to Sinhala hegemony: the Liberation Tigers.

    This Sinhala-Buddhist utopia, pursued through genocidal military violence and racist persecution, is not merely about the Sinhalese people building a bastion for Buddhism (in keeping with a self-claimed divine mandate), but the construction of a specific form of state, one dedicated primarily to fostering the wellbeing of the Sinhalese and Buddhism, at the deliberate expense of the non-Sinhala – who in this logic pose the greatest threat to this vision. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  41. Nantri Anandarajah, Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka , a.savage, Vishnu 4 your voice of Voiceless Tamils in Sri lanka.

    Why the media silence on Sri Lanka's descent into dictatorship? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertyce

    The situation has been deteriorating for some time. According to Amnesty International at least 14 media workers have been killed in the country since 2006 and more than 20 are thought to have fled – more per capita than have left Iran. Arbitrary arrests, abductions and assassinations have been documented for over three decades. No one has ever been prosecuted for these attacks on the media.

    In January last year, as the Sri Lankan army closed in on the last remaining pockets of resistance held by the LTTE, the government imposed a media blackout on the war zone. (It also denied humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the fighting and, like the rebels, displayed callous contempt for civilian life.)

    Away from the killing fields, the local media suffered a sharp spike in attacks. Just days after independent broadcaster MTV was raided by gunmen, Lasantha Wickrematunge – editor of the Sunday Leader and prominent government critic – was assassinated in broad daylight in a high-security zone regularly patrolled by the army.

    The end of the war has changed nothing. Phones are tapped. Emails hacked. Media outlets harassed and journalists threatened. One – Prageeth Eknaligoda – has been missing since January's presidential election. Small wonder that so many journalists say they now resort to self-censorship.

    And they are not the only ones who live in fear. NGO workers, lawyers, members of the opposition – the culture of impunity puts them all at risk. The state has also ramped up its vitriol against external critics: last week a cabinet minister began a hunger strike and orchestrated a siege of the UN offices in Colombo in response to the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, setting up a panel of experts to advise him on accountability for alleged war crimes during the final stages of the civil war last year. The minister has since ended his "fast to death" amid growing speculation that the protests were supported, if not sponsored, by the government.

    Those brave Sri Lankan journalists who continue to seek out and report the truth despite the high risk of "disappearance", torture and assassination, surely deserve the support of their international colleagues. Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya's murder has rightly been denounced around the world. Wickrematunge, who chillingly foretold his own death in an editorial published posthumously, should be no less well known. The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom organisation, rates freedom of expression in Sri Lanka as lower than in Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan, yet somehow the world – including the mainstream media world – does not seem to notice.

    Surely it is time for that to change.

  42. Nantri Anandarajah, Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka , a.savage, Vishnu 4 your voice of Voiceless Tamils in Sri lanka.

    Why the media silence on Sri Lanka's descent into dictatorship? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertyce

    The situation has been deteriorating for some time. According to Amnesty International at least 14 media workers have been killed in the country since 2006 and more than 20 are thought to have fled – more per capita than have left Iran. Arbitrary arrests, abductions and assassinations have been documented for over three decades. No one has ever been prosecuted for these attacks on the media.

    In January last year, as the Sri Lankan army closed in on the last remaining pockets of resistance held by the LTTE, the government imposed a media blackout on the war zone. (It also denied humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the fighting and, like the rebels, displayed callous contempt for civilian life.)

    Away from the killing fields, the local media suffered a sharp spike in attacks. Just days after independent broadcaster MTV was raided by gunmen, Lasantha Wickrematunge – editor of the Sunday Leader and prominent government critic – was assassinated in broad daylight in a high-security zone regularly patrolled by the army.

    The end of the war has changed nothing. Phones are tapped. Emails hacked. Media outlets harassed and journalists threatened. One – Prageeth Eknaligoda – has been missing since January's presidential election. Small wonder that so many journalists say they now resort to self-censorship.

    And they are not the only ones who live in fear. NGO workers, lawyers, members of the opposition – the culture of impunity puts them all at risk. The state has also ramped up its vitriol against external critics: last week a cabinet minister began a hunger strike and orchestrated a siege of the UN offices in Colombo in response to the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, setting up a panel of experts to advise him on accountability for alleged war crimes during the final stages of the civil war last year. The minister has since ended his "fast to death" amid growing speculation that the protests were supported, if not sponsored, by the government.

    Those brave Sri Lankan journalists who continue to seek out and report the truth despite the high risk of "disappearance", torture and assassination, surely deserve the support of their international colleagues. Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya's murder has rightly been denounced around the world. Wickrematunge, who chillingly foretold his own death in an editorial published posthumously, should be no less well known. The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom organisation, rates freedom of expression in Sri Lanka as lower than in Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan, yet somehow the world – including the mainstream media world – does not seem to notice.

    Surely it is time for that to change.

  43. Sri Lanka has reacted with characteristic hostility to the most recent international efforts to compel its Sinhala nationalist government to conduct itself in accordance with accepted international norms. Colombo’s vehement and vitriolic response to both the appointment of a UN advisory panel on the horrific war crimes in Sri Lanka and the EU’s offer to extend the GSP+ subsidy conditional on specified actions on human rights and political freedoms was, of course, utterly predictable.

    However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state. It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities. As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

    At the same time, for all the bluster and histrionics from Colombo, some international levers are discernibly disciplining the Sinhala state. For all the talk of sovereignty (and the hype of competing external donors), the IMF is slowly but steadily effecting the restructuring of the state required of economic globalization. The state has also had to accede to important, if very basic and preliminary, international steps to connect the Tamil homeland with the rest of the world. There is no doubt that the Sinhala state will vehemently resist, actively subvert and seek to rollback such changes – the defiant nationalization detailed by the island’s Sunday Times this week makes that quite clear.

    What is at stake here is the very nature of the future Sri Lankan state. As several scholars have detailed over the decades – in arguments largely ignored amid the ideological blindness that infused international efforts since the mid-nineties to produce liberal democracy and market economics in Sri Lanka and elsewhere – the post-independence state has entrenched, fostered and defended a Sinhala ethnocracy. It has done so before and after the Cold War, during both war and peace. During the war, however, Sri Lanka was able to adopt the rhetoric of market democracy, without actually having to adopt it. The lack of progress could be blamed on ‘the war’ and, by extension, the Tamil armed struggle, and in this way, the active support of the international community could be secured to destroy the most potent resistance to Sinhala hegemony: the Liberation Tigers.

    This Sinhala-Buddhist utopia, pursued through genocidal military violence and racist persecution, is not merely about the Sinhalese people building a bastion for Buddhism (in keeping with a self-claimed divine mandate), but the construction of a specific form of state, one dedicated primarily to fostering the wellbeing of the Sinhalese and Buddhism, at the deliberate expense of the non-Sinhala – who in this logic pose the greatest threat to this vision. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  44. Sri Lanka has reacted with characteristic hostility to the most recent international efforts to compel its Sinhala nationalist government to conduct itself in accordance with accepted international norms. Colombo’s vehement and vitriolic response to both the appointment of a UN advisory panel on the horrific war crimes in Sri Lanka and the EU’s offer to extend the GSP+ subsidy conditional on specified actions on human rights and political freedoms was, of course, utterly predictable.

    However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state. It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities. As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

    At the same time, for all the bluster and histrionics from Colombo, some international levers are discernibly disciplining the Sinhala state. For all the talk of sovereignty (and the hype of competing external donors), the IMF is slowly but steadily effecting the restructuring of the state required of economic globalization. The state has also had to accede to important, if very basic and preliminary, international steps to connect the Tamil homeland with the rest of the world. There is no doubt that the Sinhala state will vehemently resist, actively subvert and seek to rollback such changes – the defiant nationalization detailed by the island’s Sunday Times this week makes that quite clear.

    What is at stake here is the very nature of the future Sri Lankan state. As several scholars have detailed over the decades – in arguments largely ignored amid the ideological blindness that infused international efforts since the mid-nineties to produce liberal democracy and market economics in Sri Lanka and elsewhere – the post-independence state has entrenched, fostered and defended a Sinhala ethnocracy. It has done so before and after the Cold War, during both war and peace. During the war, however, Sri Lanka was able to adopt the rhetoric of market democracy, without actually having to adopt it. The lack of progress could be blamed on ‘the war’ and, by extension, the Tamil armed struggle, and in this way, the active support of the international community could be secured to destroy the most potent resistance to Sinhala hegemony: the Liberation Tigers.

    This Sinhala-Buddhist utopia, pursued through genocidal military violence and racist persecution, is not merely about the Sinhalese people building a bastion for Buddhism (in keeping with a self-claimed divine mandate), but the construction of a specific form of state, one dedicated primarily to fostering the wellbeing of the Sinhalese and Buddhism, at the deliberate expense of the non-Sinhala – who in this logic pose the greatest threat to this vision. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  45. Nediyavan, Norwegian Tamil was gravely wounded by Rajapaksa paid thugs and is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit

    Rajapaksa is killing the Tamil Diaspora

    We all have to be united against the Rajapaksa

  46. Anandarajah Says:
    August 8th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    You have no feelings for your fellow citizens ………

    I did not support killing My own race keep aside my fellow citizens – So how do I fall in to any such category ? Where as you sent money to a Terrorist group who killed their own kind (LTTE killed more Tamils than any others did) So case dismissed please !!

    Buddha a Hindu prince abrogated his throne to find a solution to resolve the fellow human sufferings; here the SLA soldiers-Srilankan Buddhists are heaping misery on their fellow citizens, what an irony ?

    Buddha was a Brahman from what I know and the little bit of history I know, the word Hindu came in to being only about 500 years ago – now I don't intend to argue on this point as it is not meant to be.

    However, Even Jesus was a Jew and then he went on to start his own religion – so, religion has nothing to do with anything that is being discussed here and I am not surprised that you don't have the brains to fathom it out.

    Also, for your information – Sri Lanka army consists of Singhalees, Muslims (like Muthalib you killed), Tamils (like Anandarajah that you killed) and immaterial of their ethnicity, they practice different religious beliefs – I trust that you don't have the brains to figure it out nor had the brains to research about it before you posted that unholy untruth in to this blog.

    Also, from what I know, what the SLA did was save a lot of Tamil people who were suffering from the Apes of LTTE and I trust that it is what a humanitarian would do – SLA did not have people as Human shields nor shoot at any Tamil who was escaping from the Apes of LTTE. The SLA took them to safety and Hospitals.

    Don’t these “so called” Buddhist men care for the suffering these human beings ?

    As I mentioned before – we are a mix of many ethnic groups and religions – so though you are racists and single out people, we don't.

    IDPs are left to starve.

    There are very minimal number now – have sent most home. Actually the ones who were sent are suffering more I guess because your Apes have taken away all they had – but, hope is that they can start new and have a glorious future…

    Hope you research better before your next post !!

    Is this what Buddha Dharma preaches ?

  47. My gratitude to “Tamil Genocide in sri lanka” ( in his covered up comment above ) for giving the details of Prof Ramasamy’s crucial fact finding investigation.

    Also indebted to Rohan’s continuing exposes.

    Not just the indian, but the world media industry covers up the realities of genocide in lanka & around the globe.

    Truthseekers need the continuing contributions of information, observations & comments all of you are sending more than ever.

  48. Rip Van Winkle

    Your money supported the Tamil Genocide !!

    Your money killed 40 000 innocent Tamil civilians !!

    Your money were spent on bombs to blow to bits little Tamil children !!

    Your money even killed unborn babies. inside pregnant women bellies !!

    Shame on you – Rip Van Winkle- the Rajapaksa Terror State supporter !!!!!!!

  49. Global Action on Missing Sri Lankan Journalist

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) extends its support to the protest planned for August 10 by the Alliance of Media Organisations in Sri Lanka, to mark 200 days since the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

    The protest (or satyagraha) and a seminar will be held in Colombo to urge the authorities fully investigate the whereabouts of Eknaligoda.

    The IFJ calls upon its affiliates worldwide to show solidarity by contacting their local Sri Lankan missions to express their concerns at the police and security agencies’ failure to trace the missing journalist.

    “The IFJ calls upon authorities in Sri Lanka to show a greater sense of purpose over this case,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said.

    “Statements from official agencies, including the police and the Ministry for Information, have been far from reassuring, since they have invariably failed to deliver on promises that information about Eknaligoda’s whereabouts would be made available.

    “Further, there have been suggestions from official agencies dismissing Eknaligoda’s disappearance as possibly self-staged.”

    A habeas corpus petition filed by Eknaligoda’s family is pending in the Colombo High Court. Six hearings have been held, most recently on July 21. Early hearings were adjourned because the bench was purportedly not up to full strength to hear a case of this nature. It was only after the third hearing that the bench of two judges began to deal substantively with the case.

    At the fifth hearing, police assured the court that they would have some information available by the sixth hearing. But the police failed to turn up at the hearing on July 21. The judge ordered that notice be sent to them again. The next hearing is scheduled for September.

    Reportedly, Eknaligoda was last seen by the staff of Lanka-e-News (www.lankaenews.com), the news portal where he worked on a freelance basis, as he left the office about 8.30 pm on January 24.

    Polls were scheduled to open in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections less than 36 hours later.

    As he left, Eknaligoda reportedly had phone contact with a friend. He expressed his inability to meet the friend since he had already taken a three-wheeler taxi towards meeting another friend. The identity of the person he was going to meet remains unknown.

    The police have not revealed the call records from Eknaligoda’s phone or managed to trace his cell phone.

    Eknaligoda was a cartoonist with the state-owned Lake House group of newspapers for long and resigned in 1996, reportedly because he came under pressure after defying a request from the then President to do a cartoon ridiculing the leader of the opposition.

    In recent times, he has been a contributor to the Lanka-e-News portal and a Sinhala language paper, Colombo.

    He has been involved in left-wing politics since the 1970s and in November 2009 took up an active role in the presidential election campaign for the former Sri Lankan army commander, Sarath Fonseka. He addressed a number of public meetings in support of Fonseka in Colombo and elsewhere.

    Sandhya Eknaligoda, his wife, has since been battling alone and against great odds. Their two sons aged 16 and 13 are suffering psychological stress and have barely been able to attend regular school.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda is an insulin-dependent diabetic who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005.

    In August 2009, Eknaligoda was abducted late one evening while on his way home and held till the early hours next morning. He was reportedly kept blindfolded and heard nothing from his captors to reveal their motives. All the currency that he carried was taken away, as too was an ATM cash card. The family however did not detect any illicit withdrawals from Eknaligoda’s bank accounts after this episode.

    As part of an international coalition working for press freedom and journalists’ rights in Sri Lanka, the IFJ commits itself to supporting Eknaligoda’s family through this moment of trial.

    The August 10 protest in Colombo will be held at 3pm in Viharamahadevi Park, followed by a seminar at the Public Library.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00139/glob

  50. BBC reports wrongly about car park incident in Norway

    A minor violent incident, resulting from a dispute over parking car at a Tamil religious festival on Sunday in Oslo, Norway, was wrongly reported by BBC Sinhala as a clash between “rival factions supporting the Tamil Tigers.” Even though there was undue highlight, the Norwegian media reported the incident properly along with police report. But the BBC Sinhala.com, citing the Norwegian media and police, mischievously came out with imaginary additions, Tamil circles in Oslo commented. Just a few days back Parameswaran who won a libel case against two British newspapers commented how people are gullible to what comes in the English media. What went wrong with the BBC Sinhala Service that had progressive Sinhalese in the staff, diaspora circles wonder.

    There was a deliberate twist in the BBC Sinhala.com reporting in linking the incident to a fighting between the factions it imagine as those of Nediyavan and KP, Tamil circles in Norway pointed out.

    The BBC Sinhala.com went further in wrongly reporting that the ‘fight’ erupted late Saturday night, and was exaggerated in saying that the injured was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

    Panchakulasingam KandiahAbusing the news that an injured in the incident is a member of the Norwegian Council of Eezham Tamils (NCET), the BBC news service was vicious in projecting the democratically elected NCET as a “pro-Tamil Tiger group led by Nediyavan,” said Dr. Panchakulaingham Kandiah, president of the NCET.

    Norwegian authorities are well aware that Nediyavan became politically inactive even before the formation of the NCET.

    Such false news reporting with BBC label provides base and ‘authenticity’ for ‘counter insurgency’ writers to spin their stories, Tamil circles pointed out.

    The report filed by BBC Sinhala service on 08 August 2010Diaspora institutions like temples have to be extra careful in organising functions, when commanders of the genocidal army of Sri Lanka are roaming in the garb of diplomats with a network to twist the struggle of the diaspora, diaspora Tamil circles in Norway cautioned.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  51. Global Action on Missing Sri Lankan Journalist

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) extends its support to the protest planned for August 10 by the Alliance of Media Organisations in Sri Lanka, to mark 200 days since the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

    The protest (or satyagraha) and a seminar will be held in Colombo to urge the authorities fully investigate the whereabouts of Eknaligoda.

    The IFJ calls upon its affiliates worldwide to show solidarity by contacting their local Sri Lankan missions to express their concerns at the police and security agencies’ failure to trace the missing journalist.

    “The IFJ calls upon authorities in Sri Lanka to show a greater sense of purpose over this case,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said.

    “Statements from official agencies, including the police and the Ministry for Information, have been far from reassuring, since they have invariably failed to deliver on promises that information about Eknaligoda’s whereabouts would be made available.

    “Further, there have been suggestions from official agencies dismissing Eknaligoda’s disappearance as possibly self-staged.”

    A habeas corpus petition filed by Eknaligoda’s family is pending in the Colombo High Court. Six hearings have been held, most recently on July 21. Early hearings were adjourned because the bench was purportedly not up to full strength to hear a case of this nature. It was only after the third hearing that the bench of two judges began to deal substantively with the case.

    At the fifth hearing, police assured the court that they would have some information available by the sixth hearing. But the police failed to turn up at the hearing on July 21. The judge ordered that notice be sent to them again. The next hearing is scheduled for September.

    Reportedly, Eknaligoda was last seen by the staff of Lanka-e-News (www.lankaenews.com), the news portal where he worked on a freelance basis, as he left the office about 8.30 pm on January 24.

    Polls were scheduled to open in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections less than 36 hours later.

    As he left, Eknaligoda reportedly had phone contact with a friend. He expressed his inability to meet the friend since he had already taken a three-wheeler taxi towards meeting another friend. The identity of the person he was going to meet remains unknown.

    The police have not revealed the call records from Eknaligoda’s phone or managed to trace his cell phone.

    Eknaligoda was a cartoonist with the state-owned Lake House group of newspapers for long and resigned in 1996, reportedly because he came under pressure after defying a request from the then President to do a cartoon ridiculing the leader of the opposition.

    In recent times, he has been a contributor to the Lanka-e-News portal and a Sinhala language paper, Colombo.

    He has been involved in left-wing politics since the 1970s and in November 2009 took up an active role in the presidential election campaign for the former Sri Lankan army commander, Sarath Fonseka. He addressed a number of public meetings in support of Fonseka in Colombo and elsewhere.

    Sandhya Eknaligoda, his wife, has since been battling alone and against great odds. Their two sons aged 16 and 13 are suffering psychological stress and have barely been able to attend regular school.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda is an insulin-dependent diabetic who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005.

    In August 2009, Eknaligoda was abducted late one evening while on his way home and held till the early hours next morning. He was reportedly kept blindfolded and heard nothing from his captors to reveal their motives. All the currency that he carried was taken away, as too was an ATM cash card. The family however did not detect any illicit withdrawals from Eknaligoda’s bank accounts after this episode.

    As part of an international coalition working for press freedom and journalists’ rights in Sri Lanka, the IFJ commits itself to supporting Eknaligoda’s family through this moment of trial.

    The August 10 protest in Colombo will be held at 3pm in Viharamahadevi Park, followed by a seminar at the Public Library.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00139/glob

  52. Global Action on Missing Sri Lankan Journalist

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) extends its support to the protest planned for August 10 by the Alliance of Media Organisations in Sri Lanka, to mark 200 days since the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

    The protest (or satyagraha) and a seminar will be held in Colombo to urge the authorities fully investigate the whereabouts of Eknaligoda.

    The IFJ calls upon its affiliates worldwide to show solidarity by contacting their local Sri Lankan missions to express their concerns at the police and security agencies’ failure to trace the missing journalist.

    “The IFJ calls upon authorities in Sri Lanka to show a greater sense of purpose over this case,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said.

    “Statements from official agencies, including the police and the Ministry for Information, have been far from reassuring, since they have invariably failed to deliver on promises that information about Eknaligoda’s whereabouts would be made available.

    “Further, there have been suggestions from official agencies dismissing Eknaligoda’s disappearance as possibly self-staged.”

    A habeas corpus petition filed by Eknaligoda’s family is pending in the Colombo High Court. Six hearings have been held, most recently on July 21. Early hearings were adjourned because the bench was purportedly not up to full strength to hear a case of this nature. It was only after the third hearing that the bench of two judges began to deal substantively with the case.

    At the fifth hearing, police assured the court that they would have some information available by the sixth hearing. But the police failed to turn up at the hearing on July 21. The judge ordered that notice be sent to them again. The next hearing is scheduled for September.

    Reportedly, Eknaligoda was last seen by the staff of Lanka-e-News (www.lankaenews.com), the news portal where he worked on a freelance basis, as he left the office about 8.30 pm on January 24.

    Polls were scheduled to open in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections less than 36 hours later.

    As he left, Eknaligoda reportedly had phone contact with a friend. He expressed his inability to meet the friend since he had already taken a three-wheeler taxi towards meeting another friend. The identity of the person he was going to meet remains unknown.

    The police have not revealed the call records from Eknaligoda’s phone or managed to trace his cell phone.

    Eknaligoda was a cartoonist with the state-owned Lake House group of newspapers for long and resigned in 1996, reportedly because he came under pressure after defying a request from the then President to do a cartoon ridiculing the leader of the opposition.

    In recent times, he has been a contributor to the Lanka-e-News portal and a Sinhala language paper, Colombo.

    He has been involved in left-wing politics since the 1970s and in November 2009 took up an active role in the presidential election campaign for the former Sri Lankan army commander, Sarath Fonseka. He addressed a number of public meetings in support of Fonseka in Colombo and elsewhere.

    Sandhya Eknaligoda, his wife, has since been battling alone and against great odds. Their two sons aged 16 and 13 are suffering psychological stress and have barely been able to attend regular school.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda is an insulin-dependent diabetic who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005.

    In August 2009, Eknaligoda was abducted late one evening while on his way home and held till the early hours next morning. He was reportedly kept blindfolded and heard nothing from his captors to reveal their motives. All the currency that he carried was taken away, as too was an ATM cash card. The family however did not detect any illicit withdrawals from Eknaligoda’s bank accounts after this episode.

    As part of an international coalition working for press freedom and journalists’ rights in Sri Lanka, the IFJ commits itself to supporting Eknaligoda’s family through this moment of trial.

    The August 10 protest in Colombo will be held at 3pm in Viharamahadevi Park, followed by a seminar at the Public Library.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00139/glob

  53. BBC reports wrongly about car park incident in Norway

    A minor violent incident, resulting from a dispute over parking car at a Tamil religious festival on Sunday in Oslo, Norway, was wrongly reported by BBC Sinhala as a clash between “rival factions supporting the Tamil Tigers.” Even though there was undue highlight, the Norwegian media reported the incident properly along with police report. But the BBC Sinhala.com, citing the Norwegian media and police, mischievously came out with imaginary additions, Tamil circles in Oslo commented. Just a few days back Parameswaran who won a libel case against two British newspapers commented how people are gullible to what comes in the English media. What went wrong with the BBC Sinhala Service that had progressive Sinhalese in the staff, diaspora circles wonder.

    There was a deliberate twist in the BBC Sinhala.com reporting in linking the incident to a fighting between the factions it imagine as those of Nediyavan and KP, Tamil circles in Norway pointed out.

    The BBC Sinhala.com went further in wrongly reporting that the ‘fight’ erupted late Saturday night, and was exaggerated in saying that the injured was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

    Panchakulasingam KandiahAbusing the news that an injured in the incident is a member of the Norwegian Council of Eezham Tamils (NCET), the BBC news service was vicious in projecting the democratically elected NCET as a “pro-Tamil Tiger group led by Nediyavan,” said Dr. Panchakulaingham Kandiah, president of the NCET.

    Norwegian authorities are well aware that Nediyavan became politically inactive even before the formation of the NCET.

    Such false news reporting with BBC label provides base and ‘authenticity’ for ‘counter insurgency’ writers to spin their stories, Tamil circles pointed out.

    The report filed by BBC Sinhala service on 08 August 2010Diaspora institutions like temples have to be extra careful in organising functions, when commanders of the genocidal army of Sri Lanka are roaming in the garb of diplomats with a network to twist the struggle of the diaspora, diaspora Tamil circles in Norway cautioned.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  54. BBC reports wrongly about car park incident in Norway

    A minor violent incident, resulting from a dispute over parking car at a Tamil religious festival on Sunday in Oslo, Norway, was wrongly reported by BBC Sinhala as a clash between “rival factions supporting the Tamil Tigers.” Even though there was undue highlight, the Norwegian media reported the incident properly along with police report. But the BBC Sinhala.com, citing the Norwegian media and police, mischievously came out with imaginary additions, Tamil circles in Oslo commented. Just a few days back Parameswaran who won a libel case against two British newspapers commented how people are gullible to what comes in the English media. What went wrong with the BBC Sinhala Service that had progressive Sinhalese in the staff, diaspora circles wonder.

    There was a deliberate twist in the BBC Sinhala.com reporting in linking the incident to a fighting between the factions it imagine as those of Nediyavan and KP, Tamil circles in Norway pointed out.

    The BBC Sinhala.com went further in wrongly reporting that the ‘fight’ erupted late Saturday night, and was exaggerated in saying that the injured was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

    Panchakulasingam KandiahAbusing the news that an injured in the incident is a member of the Norwegian Council of Eezham Tamils (NCET), the BBC news service was vicious in projecting the democratically elected NCET as a “pro-Tamil Tiger group led by Nediyavan,” said Dr. Panchakulaingham Kandiah, president of the NCET.

    Norwegian authorities are well aware that Nediyavan became politically inactive even before the formation of the NCET.

    Such false news reporting with BBC label provides base and ‘authenticity’ for ‘counter insurgency’ writers to spin their stories, Tamil circles pointed out.

    The report filed by BBC Sinhala service on 08 August 2010Diaspora institutions like temples have to be extra careful in organising functions, when commanders of the genocidal army of Sri Lanka are roaming in the garb of diplomats with a network to twist the struggle of the diaspora, diaspora Tamil circles in Norway cautioned.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  55. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I find your post pretty hilarious and Stupid !!

    Your money supported the Tamil Genocide !!

    If Tamils are being killed in Sri Lanka, My Friend Sanjeev will not be laughing at your post siting next to me.. :).. Also, Mr. Ganeshan and many other Tamil politicians would not be crossing over to the government benches in the parliament. Also, former LTTE members as Karuna, Pillayan and now KP will not be joining government for development of welfare for Tamil People.

    I trust you are referring to the tax money I pay the government. I am very happy that my tax money was used and is being used for good causes.

    1. The GOSL for arms to get rid of Apes of LTTE
    2. The GOSL send free rations to the innocent people who were effected by the war even now, after 1 year and several months after the war
    3. It is been used to build houses for the poor people who's houses were used as Bunkers by the Apes of LTTE
    4. It is been used to rehabilitate innocent children, who had to wear cyanide capsules around their necks and have guns in their hands instead of books.
    5. Today, 350 + former LTTE child soldiers are writing for their advance level exams with the little bit of Tax money me and my fellow Sri Lankans pay
    6. The Roads are being carpeted and the railway tracks that your Apes of LTTE used for bunkers are being rebuilt
    7. All government offices, Hospitals and religious locations are built with my Tax money.
    8. Tamil people in the north are now beginning a new leaf in their life thanks to my and my fellow Sri Lanka's Tax money.

    Now let me see what you Ape supporters money did..

    1. Even the free rations that were sent for the innocent people during war was stolen by your Apes
    2. Their houses, public buildings and Religious institutes were made bunkers by your Apes
    3. They bought arms and we saw live footage on how your Apes shot at the feeling innocent civilians during the last stages of war
    4. Your money never bought a single Milk packet or a lunch packet to the innocent civilians, but, landmines which were buried in their own backyards.
    5. Your money bought suicide kits that Pregnant women wore and came to blow them selves up along with innocent civilians during last stages of war.
    6. Your money was used to Air condition Piribaharan and his monkey clans houses and educate their children abroad while innocent mans child was forcefully made to wear a cyanide capsule that you bought around their necks

    So – If I may put it right

    Your money killed 40 000 innocent Tamil civilians !!

    Your money were spent on bombs to blow to bits little Tamil children !!

    Your money even killed unborn babies. inside pregnant women bellies !!

    Shame on you – You Terrorist un-evolved APE for supporting the LTTE who killed so many Tamils. – Go Rot in Hell you Ape !!

  56. Velu – If your Ape brain is wondering – It is Me – Rip Van Winkle

    Sorry for the confusion – forgot your processing powers !!

  57. Nantri Anandarajah, Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka , a.savage, Vishnu 4 your voice of Voiceless Tamils in Sri lanka.

    Why the media silence on Sri Lanka’s descent into dictatorship?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/jul/12/sri-lanka-journalists-threatened

    The situation has been deteriorating for some time. According to Amnesty International at least 14 media workers have been killed in the country since 2006 and more than 20 are thought to have fled – more per capita than have left Iran. Arbitrary arrests, abductions and assassinations have been documented for over three decades. No one has ever been prosecuted for these attacks on the media.

    In January last year, as the Sri Lankan army closed in on the last remaining pockets of resistance held by the LTTE, the government imposed a media blackout on the war zone. (It also denied humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the fighting and, like the rebels, displayed callous contempt for civilian life.)

    Away from the killing fields, the local media suffered a sharp spike in attacks. Just days after independent broadcaster MTV was raided by gunmen, Lasantha Wickrematunge – editor of the Sunday Leader and prominent government critic – was assassinated in broad daylight in a high-security zone regularly patrolled by the army.

    The end of the war has changed nothing. Phones are tapped. Emails hacked. Media outlets harassed and journalists threatened. One – Prageeth Eknaligoda – has been missing since January’s presidential election. Small wonder that so many journalists say they now resort to self-censorship.

    And they are not the only ones who live in fear. NGO workers, lawyers, members of the opposition – the culture of impunity puts them all at risk. The state has also ramped up its vitriol against external critics: last week a cabinet minister began a hunger strike and orchestrated a siege of the UN offices in Colombo in response to the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, setting up a panel of experts to advise him on accountability for alleged war crimes during the final stages of the civil war last year. The minister has since ended his “fast to death” amid growing speculation that the protests were supported, if not sponsored, by the government.

    Those brave Sri Lankan journalists who continue to seek out and report the truth despite the high risk of “disappearance”, torture and assassination, surely deserve the support of their international colleagues. Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder has rightly been denounced around the world. Wickrematunge, who chillingly foretold his own death in an editorial published posthumously, should be no less well known. The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom organisation, rates freedom of expression in Sri Lanka as lower than in Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan, yet somehow the world – including the mainstream media world – does not seem to notice.

    Surely it is time for that to change.

  58. Sri Lanka has reacted with characteristic hostility to the most recent international efforts to compel its Sinhala nationalist government to conduct itself in accordance with accepted international norms. Colombo’s vehement and vitriolic response to both the appointment of a UN advisory panel on the horrific war crimes in Sri Lanka and the EU’s offer to extend the GSP+ subsidy conditional on specified actions on human rights and political freedoms was, of course, utterly predictable.

    However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state. It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities. As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

    At the same time, for all the bluster and histrionics from Colombo, some international levers are discernibly disciplining the Sinhala state. For all the talk of sovereignty (and the hype of competing external donors), the IMF is slowly but steadily effecting the restructuring of the state required of economic globalization. The state has also had to accede to important, if very basic and preliminary, international steps to connect the Tamil homeland with the rest of the world. There is no doubt that the Sinhala state will vehemently resist, actively subvert and seek to rollback such changes – the defiant nationalization detailed by the island’s Sunday Times this week makes that quite clear.

    What is at stake here is the very nature of the future Sri Lankan state. As several scholars have detailed over the decades – in arguments largely ignored amid the ideological blindness that infused international efforts since the mid-nineties to produce liberal democracy and market economics in Sri Lanka and elsewhere – the post-independence state has entrenched, fostered and defended a Sinhala ethnocracy. It has done so before and after the Cold War, during both war and peace. During the war, however, Sri Lanka was able to adopt the rhetoric of market democracy, without actually having to adopt it. The lack of progress could be blamed on ‘the war’ and, by extension, the Tamil armed struggle, and in this way, the active support of the international community could be secured to destroy the most potent resistance to Sinhala hegemony: the Liberation Tigers.

    This Sinhala-Buddhist utopia, pursued through genocidal military violence and racist persecution, is not merely about the Sinhalese people building a bastion for Buddhism (in keeping with a self-claimed divine mandate), but the construction of a specific form of state, one dedicated primarily to fostering the wellbeing of the Sinhalese and Buddhism, at the deliberate expense of the non-Sinhala – who in this logic pose the greatest threat to this vision.
    http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=2785

  59. A Note of Appreciation to the Intelligence wing of the LTTE

    A big heartfelt Nandri ('thank you') to Castro's team in LTTE Intelligence, who ran away leaving behind a priceless treasure trove of files & data as the SLA closed in on the remaining LTTE strongholds.

    KP, the last head of the LTTE was unfairly slandered as having betrayed these secrets. Not true (at least according to him).

    KP says: "….In addition to the information gained by the [SLA] intelligence people through different sources they have been presented with lots of information by Castro’s people."

    Question: How is that?

    KP says: "… When the army advanced into Viswamadhu, Castro and his department people abandoned everything and ran.

    So now the Sri Lankan officials have lots of data about the overseas activities of the LTTE.

    They have computers and data bases.

    They have charts of the people who gave money to the LTTE and the amounts and dates.

    They have copies of tax receipts.

    They know who the fund raisers in each country are.

    They know who and who are running LTTE funded businesses and properties.

    They even have all the visiting cards of people from overseas who visited the Wanni during the peace talks period.

    So the reality is that Castro and his dept people have let all this information fall into the hands of Sri Lankan officials. The Lankan intelligence don’t need outdated or hearsay information from people like me. They have real up to date information now.

    The reality is that the Lankan intelligence knows far more about overseas tigers than I know. But what can I do if people keep slandering me as an informant?"

    KP's full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    But even with this information, the SL govt has welcomed prominent pro-LTTE
    diaspora supporters to visit SL and meet with ex-LTTE cadres to improve their welfare etc.

    This is called talking to your bitter enemies to make a lasting peace. The "super-smart" diaspora commenting here have yet to realise this.

    p.s. I wonder if there any nervous journalists or activists in the 'international NGO/HR circus' wondering if their names are also on Castro's database. :) :)

  60. A Note of Appreciation to the Intelligence wing of the LTTE

    A big heartfelt Nandri ('thank you') to Castro's team in LTTE Intelligence, who ran away leaving behind a priceless treasure trove of files & data as the SLA closed in on the remaining LTTE strongholds.

    KP, the last head of the LTTE was unfairly slandered as having betrayed these secrets. Not true (at least according to him).

    KP says: "….In addition to the information gained by the [SLA] intelligence people through different sources they have been presented with lots of information by Castro’s people."

    Question: How is that?

    KP says: "… When the army advanced into Viswamadhu, Castro and his department people abandoned everything and ran.

    So now the Sri Lankan officials have lots of data about the overseas activities of the LTTE.

    They have computers and data bases.

    They have charts of the people who gave money to the LTTE and the amounts and dates.

    They have copies of tax receipts.

    They know who the fund raisers in each country are.

    They know who and who are running LTTE funded businesses and properties.

    They even have all the visiting cards of people from overseas who visited the Wanni during the peace talks period.

    So the reality is that Castro and his dept people have let all this information fall into the hands of Sri Lankan officials. The Lankan intelligence don’t need outdated or hearsay information from people like me. They have real up to date information now.

    The reality is that the Lankan intelligence knows far more about overseas tigers than I know. But what can I do if people keep slandering me as an informant?"

    KP's full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    But even with this information, the SL govt has welcomed prominent pro-LTTE
    diaspora supporters to visit SL and meet with ex-LTTE cadres to improve their welfare etc.

    This is called talking to your bitter enemies to make a lasting peace. The "super-smart" diaspora commenting here have yet to realise this.

    p.s. I wonder if there any nervous journalists or activists in the 'international NGO/HR circus' wondering if their names are also on Castro's database. :) :)

  61. A Note of Appreciation to the Intelligence wing of the LTTE

    A big heartfelt Nandri ('thank you') to Castro's team in LTTE Intelligence, who ran away leaving behind a priceless treasure trove of files & data as the SLA closed in on the remaining LTTE strongholds.

    KP, the last head of the LTTE was unfairly slandered as having betrayed these secrets. Not true (at least according to him).

    KP says: "….In addition to the information gained by the [SLA] intelligence people through different sources they have been presented with lots of information by Castro’s people."

    Question: How is that?

    KP says: "… When the army advanced into Viswamadhu, Castro and his department people abandoned everything and ran.

    So now the Sri Lankan officials have lots of data about the overseas activities of the LTTE.

    They have computers and data bases.

    They have charts of the people who gave money to the LTTE and the amounts and dates.

    They have copies of tax receipts.

    They know who the fund raisers in each country are.

    They know who and who are running LTTE funded businesses and properties.

    They even have all the visiting cards of people from overseas who visited the Wanni during the peace talks period.

    So the reality is that Castro and his dept people have let all this information fall into the hands of Sri Lankan officials. The Lankan intelligence don’t need outdated or hearsay information from people like me. They have real up to date information now.

    The reality is that the Lankan intelligence knows far more about overseas tigers than I know. But what can I do if people keep slandering me as an informant?"

    KP's full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    But even with this information, the SL govt has welcomed prominent pro-LTTE
    diaspora supporters to visit SL and meet with ex-LTTE cadres to improve their welfare etc.

    This is called talking to your bitter enemies to make a lasting peace. The "super-smart" diaspora commenting here have yet to realise this.

    p.s. I wonder if there any nervous journalists or activists in the 'international NGO/HR circus' wondering if their names are also on Castro's database. :) :)

  62. Rip Van Winkle

    First of all it is not nice to call fellow bloggers –Apes !!

    Than how can you justify the events on July 1983, when in Sri Lanka- Tamil Shops, Banks, Offices and Restaurants in the Capital’s crowded City Centre and Main Streets being burnt while the Police look on. Thousands of houses ransacked and burnt, sometimes with women and children inside.

    Sinhala Death squads battering Tamil passengers to death in trains and on station platforms and, without hindrance, publicly burning men and women to death on the streets!

    Tamil prisoners and political detainees in the Sri Lanka’s top prison being massacred.

    The armed forces joining in and sometimes organizing this pogrom against members of Sri Lanka’s two Sri Lankan minority communities.

    The nation’s President and top ranking cabinet members publicly justifying the pogrom!

    The evidence uncovered during the past years have proved conclusively that “Black July” 1983 was a definite Pogrom and not a spontaneous reaction of the Sinhalese. It was a series of deliberate acts, executed in accordance with a concerted plan, conceived and organized well in advance

    Black July 83 saw over 4000 Tamils and a few Muslims mistaken for Tamils being killed. Thousands were injured. Some of the injured were killed in hospitals. There were over 200,000 displaced persons as a result. 130,000 were housed in makeshift refugee camps. More than 2500 business enterprises ranging from factories to petty boutiques were damaged or destroyed. The number of houses and dwellings damaged or destroyed is not fullyestimated.

    The rationale behind the Tamil homeland demand was demonstrated once again. While it was emphasised that Sri Lanka belongs to all her people and no community could claim exclusive rights to any part of the country , July 1983 resulted in the Tamils being cruelly denied existence in the Southern provinces.

    The victimised Tamils were sent to the North and East for safety thus proving the necessity for a safe haven in the North and East. This is what impelled opposition leader Appapillai Amirthalingam to state that the uppermost issues for Tamils then were the “security of our people” and “integrity of our homeland”.

  63. Eelam delenda est !!!!!

    You have been complaining loudly about the AI censorship, yet you are not practicing what you preach !! :(

    You are practicing the lowest kind of censorship !! :( :(

    You are closing all Pro-Tamil blogger’s comments by abusing the low comment rating button!! :( :( :(

    At least- the Repo man, the obnoxious loud mouth, fight fairly but you -the sneaky geek -are hitting below the belt. I guess this is your forte to be a sinhlese lowlife

  64. Balakumaran: killed in custody ?

    Today the Sri Lanka Guardian will reveal an exclusive photograph of V. Blakumaran and his son sitting on a bunk after they surrendered to the Army last 17 May 2009. According to our source, V. Balkumaran came to surrender to the Army with white flags together with other senior leaders of the LTTE. The photograph was taken in the army-controlled area.

    What happened to the one that used to be one of the top two leaders of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), and who later became one of the senior political leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Balakumaran? Minister D.W. Gunasekara

    recently told the media that he had met many Tamils IDPs (Internally Displaced People), including the widows of Blakumaran and Yogi,the senior LTTE leaders. But the Minister refused to disclose what had happened to the leader when the media questionned him. Some reports claimed that they were slain in the final battle, while others say they were executed by the Government forces after surrendering.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_06_00

  65. Anandarajah Says:
    August 8th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    You have no feelings for your fellow citizens ………

    I did not support killing My own race keep aside my fellow citizens – So how do I fall in to any such category ? Where as you sent money to a Terrorist group who killed their own kind (LTTE killed more Tamils than any others did) So case dismissed please !!

    Buddha a Hindu prince abrogated his throne to find a solution to resolve the fellow human sufferings; here the SLA soldiers-Srilankan Buddhists are heaping misery on their fellow citizens, what an irony ?

    Buddha was a Brahman from what I know and the little bit of history I know, the word Hindu came in to being only about 500 years ago – now I don’t intend to argue on this point as it is not meant to be.

    However, Even Jesus was a Jew and then he went on to start his own religion – so, religion has nothing to do with anything that is being discussed here and I am not surprised that you don’t have the brains to fathom it out.

    Also, for your information – Sri Lanka army consists of Singhalees, Muslims (like Muthalib you killed), Tamils (like Anandarajah that you killed) and immaterial of their ethnicity, they practice different religious beliefs – I trust that you don’t have the brains to figure it out nor had the brains to research about it before you posted that unholy untruth in to this blog.

    Also, from what I know, what the SLA did was save a lot of Tamil people who were suffering from the Apes of LTTE and I trust that it is what a humanitarian would do – SLA did not have people as Human shields nor shoot at any Tamil who was escaping from the Apes of LTTE. The SLA took them to safety and Hospitals.

    Don’t these “so called” Buddhist men care for the suffering these human beings ?

    As I mentioned before – we are a mix of many ethnic groups and religions – so though you are racists and single out people, we don’t.

    IDPs are left to starve.

    There are very minimal number now – have sent most home. Actually the ones who were sent are suffering more I guess because your Apes have taken away all they had – but, hope is that they can start new and have a glorious future…

    Hope you research better before your next post !!

    Is this what Buddha Dharma preaches ?

  66. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 6:01 am

    First of all it is not nice to call fellow bloggers –Apes !!

    I am not calling fellow bloggers Apes – I am calling Terrorists and their supporters Apes – It is purely because I firmly believe that they have not evolved to Human state and actually living a lower life than the Primate Apes of yester-years – I have explained this many times before in many blogs.

    Why I call them un-evolved – Many reasons and the main reason being killing anything and anybody that stands on their way including their own kind – this includes the Bin Ladens and Adela Balasinghams as well – No Ethnic group, but, Terrorists.

    Than how can you justify the events on July 1983,

    Who justified 83 ??????????

    Never !!!

    It was a terrible mistake that some of the Singhalees Apes did and all have moved forward from way back then – it was 30 years ago and if we want to live in the past, we might as well rewind time back to the age of Dinosaurs. We as Humans are evolving continuously and are realising facts more intelligently. Why do you think that the following governments went on negotiating and reconciling ?? It is because they wanted to talk and solve issues as humans – not run riot like the Ape Piribahara and the clan. How many chances were given and how many discussions happened ??? Apes would not understand – So as for you, better live in today's context and get together to re-build the nation as one. Many Tamil brotheren of ours are doing it, why be singled out ??

    We all have moved way forward from 83 – even the world has moved forward – living in the 80's wont help any of us.

  67. Also Velu,

    I cannot speak on behalf of EDE, but, this is something your fellow blogger (It could be you for all you know) Who poses under various names – mainly Rohan – who lives on this blog site and change IP's to use the vote button – If you go to previous blogs you would know that this is exactly what your friends of Peelam has been doing – So don't blame us ! We actually get more visitors coming to the site and voting for us than us voting for our selves.

  68. The Sri Lankan government is threatening MIA’s fan by saying,'If you stick MIA videos up we're gonna take you to jail for supporting terrorism'," M.I.A. claimed.

    MIA said:

    They've Facebooked and MySpaced my fans saying,'If you support this person you'll get done for terrorism because under the PTA [Prevention of Terrorism Act]"

    She continued: "They really f**king know what they're f**king doing and it's crazy f**ked-up that I am the first artist on the internet who happened to be a Tamil.

    "And the first government that took down the Tamils is the most internet-championing family of the third world. So it was a battle of the internet when we got on there."

  69. Balakumaran: killed in custody ?

    Today the Sri Lanka Guardian will reveal an exclusive photograph of V. Blakumaran and his son sitting on a bunk after they surrendered to the Army last 17 May 2009. According to our source, V. Balkumaran came to surrender to the Army with white flags together with other senior leaders of the LTTE. The photograph was taken in the army-controlled area.

    What happened to the one that used to be one of the top two leaders of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), and who later became one of the senior political leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Balakumaran? Minister D.W. Gunasekara

    recently told the media that he had met many Tamils IDPs (Internally Displaced People), including the widows of Blakumaran and Yogi,the senior LTTE leaders. But the Minister refused to disclose what had happened to the leader when the media questionned him. Some reports claimed that they were slain in the final battle, while others say they were executed by the Government forces after surrendering.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_06_00

  70. Balakumaran: killed in custody ?

    Today the Sri Lanka Guardian will reveal an exclusive photograph of V. Blakumaran and his son sitting on a bunk after they surrendered to the Army last 17 May 2009. According to our source, V. Balkumaran came to surrender to the Army with white flags together with other senior leaders of the LTTE. The photograph was taken in the army-controlled area.

    What happened to the one that used to be one of the top two leaders of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), and who later became one of the senior political leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Balakumaran? Minister D.W. Gunasekara

    recently told the media that he had met many Tamils IDPs (Internally Displaced People), including the widows of Blakumaran and Yogi,the senior LTTE leaders. But the Minister refused to disclose what had happened to the leader when the media questionned him. Some reports claimed that they were slain in the final battle, while others say they were executed by the Government forces after surrendering.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_06_00

  71. Rip Van Winkle

    Your money supported the Tamil Genocide !!

    Your money killed 40 000 innocent Tamil civilians !!

    Your money were spent on bombs to blow to bits little Tamil children !!

    Your money even killed unborn babies. inside pregnant women bellies !!

    Shame on you – Rip Van Winkle- the Rajapaksa Terror State supporter !!!!!!!

  72. Global Action on Missing Sri Lankan Journalist

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) extends its support to the protest planned for August 10 by the Alliance of Media Organisations in Sri Lanka, to mark 200 days since the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

    The protest (or satyagraha) and a seminar will be held in Colombo to urge the authorities fully investigate the whereabouts of Eknaligoda.

    The IFJ calls upon its affiliates worldwide to show solidarity by contacting their local Sri Lankan missions to express their concerns at the police and security agencies’ failure to trace the missing journalist.

    “The IFJ calls upon authorities in Sri Lanka to show a greater sense of purpose over this case,” IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said.

    “Statements from official agencies, including the police and the Ministry for Information, have been far from reassuring, since they have invariably failed to deliver on promises that information about Eknaligoda’s whereabouts would be made available.

    “Further, there have been suggestions from official agencies dismissing Eknaligoda’s disappearance as possibly self-staged.”

    A habeas corpus petition filed by Eknaligoda’s family is pending in the Colombo High Court. Six hearings have been held, most recently on July 21. Early hearings were adjourned because the bench was purportedly not up to full strength to hear a case of this nature. It was only after the third hearing that the bench of two judges began to deal substantively with the case.

    At the fifth hearing, police assured the court that they would have some information available by the sixth hearing. But the police failed to turn up at the hearing on July 21. The judge ordered that notice be sent to them again. The next hearing is scheduled for September.

    Reportedly, Eknaligoda was last seen by the staff of Lanka-e-News (www.lankaenews.com), the news portal where he worked on a freelance basis, as he left the office about 8.30 pm on January 24.

    Polls were scheduled to open in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections less than 36 hours later.

    As he left, Eknaligoda reportedly had phone contact with a friend. He expressed his inability to meet the friend since he had already taken a three-wheeler taxi towards meeting another friend. The identity of the person he was going to meet remains unknown.

    The police have not revealed the call records from Eknaligoda’s phone or managed to trace his cell phone.

    Eknaligoda was a cartoonist with the state-owned Lake House group of newspapers for long and resigned in 1996, reportedly because he came under pressure after defying a request from the then President to do a cartoon ridiculing the leader of the opposition.

    In recent times, he has been a contributor to the Lanka-e-News portal and a Sinhala language paper, Colombo.

    He has been involved in left-wing politics since the 1970s and in November 2009 took up an active role in the presidential election campaign for the former Sri Lankan army commander, Sarath Fonseka. He addressed a number of public meetings in support of Fonseka in Colombo and elsewhere.

    Sandhya Eknaligoda, his wife, has since been battling alone and against great odds. Their two sons aged 16 and 13 are suffering psychological stress and have barely been able to attend regular school.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda is an insulin-dependent diabetic who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005.

    In August 2009, Eknaligoda was abducted late one evening while on his way home and held till the early hours next morning. He was reportedly kept blindfolded and heard nothing from his captors to reveal their motives. All the currency that he carried was taken away, as too was an ATM cash card. The family however did not detect any illicit withdrawals from Eknaligoda’s bank accounts after this episode.

    As part of an international coalition working for press freedom and journalists’ rights in Sri Lanka, the IFJ commits itself to supporting Eknaligoda’s family through this moment of trial.

    The August 10 protest in Colombo will be held at 3pm in Viharamahadevi Park, followed by a seminar at the Public Library.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1008/S00139/global-action-on-missing-sri-lankan-journalist.htm

  73. BBC reports wrongly about car park incident in Norway

    A minor violent incident, resulting from a dispute over parking car at a Tamil religious festival on Sunday in Oslo, Norway, was wrongly reported by BBC Sinhala as a clash between “rival factions supporting the Tamil Tigers.” Even though there was undue highlight, the Norwegian media reported the incident properly along with police report. But the BBC Sinhala.com, citing the Norwegian media and police, mischievously came out with imaginary additions, Tamil circles in Oslo commented. Just a few days back Parameswaran who won a libel case against two British newspapers commented how people are gullible to what comes in the English media. What went wrong with the BBC Sinhala Service that had progressive Sinhalese in the staff, diaspora circles wonder.

    There was a deliberate twist in the BBC Sinhala.com reporting in linking the incident to a fighting between the factions it imagine as those of Nediyavan and KP, Tamil circles in Norway pointed out.

    The BBC Sinhala.com went further in wrongly reporting that the ‘fight’ erupted late Saturday night, and was exaggerated in saying that the injured was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

    Panchakulasingam KandiahAbusing the news that an injured in the incident is a member of the Norwegian Council of Eezham Tamils (NCET), the BBC news service was vicious in projecting the democratically elected NCET as a “pro-Tamil Tiger group led by Nediyavan,” said Dr. Panchakulaingham Kandiah, president of the NCET.

    Norwegian authorities are well aware that Nediyavan became politically inactive even before the formation of the NCET.

    Such false news reporting with BBC label provides base and ‘authenticity’ for ‘counter insurgency’ writers to spin their stories, Tamil circles pointed out.

    The report filed by BBC Sinhala service on 08 August 2010Diaspora institutions like temples have to be extra careful in organising functions, when commanders of the genocidal army of Sri Lanka are roaming in the garb of diplomats with a network to twist the struggle of the diaspora, diaspora Tamil circles in Norway cautioned.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=32375

  74. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I find your post pretty hilarious and Stupid !!

    Your money supported the Tamil Genocide !!

    If Tamils are being killed in Sri Lanka, My Friend Sanjeev will not be laughing at your post siting next to me.. :).. Also, Mr. Ganeshan and many other Tamil politicians would not be crossing over to the government benches in the parliament. Also, former LTTE members as Karuna, Pillayan and now KP will not be joining government for development of welfare for Tamil People.

    I trust you are referring to the tax money I pay the government. I am very happy that my tax money was used and is being used for good causes.

    1. The GOSL for arms to get rid of Apes of LTTE
    2. The GOSL send free rations to the innocent people who were effected by the war even now, after 1 year and several months after the war
    3. It is been used to build houses for the poor people who’s houses were used as Bunkers by the Apes of LTTE
    4. It is been used to rehabilitate innocent children, who had to wear cyanide capsules around their necks and have guns in their hands instead of books.
    5. Today, 350 + former LTTE child soldiers are writing for their advance level exams with the little bit of Tax money me and my fellow Sri Lankans pay
    6. The Roads are being carpeted and the railway tracks that your Apes of LTTE used for bunkers are being rebuilt
    7. All government offices, Hospitals and religious locations are built with my Tax money.
    8. Tamil people in the north are now beginning a new leaf in their life thanks to my and my fellow Sri Lanka’s Tax money.

    Now let me see what you Ape supporters money did..

    1. Even the free rations that were sent for the innocent people during war was stolen by your Apes
    2. Their houses, public buildings and Religious institutes were made bunkers by your Apes
    3. They bought arms and we saw live footage on how your Apes shot at the feeling innocent civilians during the last stages of war
    4. Your money never bought a single Milk packet or a lunch packet to the innocent civilians, but, landmines which were buried in their own backyards.
    5. Your money bought suicide kits that Pregnant women wore and came to blow them selves up along with innocent civilians during last stages of war.
    6. Your money was used to Air condition Piribaharan and his monkey clans houses and educate their children abroad while innocent mans child was forcefully made to wear a cyanide capsule that you bought around their necks

    So – If I may put it right

    Your money killed 40 000 innocent Tamil civilians !!

    Your money were spent on bombs to blow to bits little Tamil children !!

    Your money even killed unborn babies. inside pregnant women bellies !!

    Shame on you – You Terrorist un-evolved APE for supporting the LTTE who killed so many Tamils. – Go Rot in Hell you Ape !!

  75. Velu – If your Ape brain is wondering – It is Me – Rip Van Winkle

    Sorry for the confusion – forgot your processing powers !!

  76. The family members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eezham (LTTE) key persons gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) or surrender at the end of the war on Vanni are to file Habeas Corpus (HC) applications next week, sources Jaffna said. According to Sri Lanka minister D. Gunasekara the wives of LTTE senior key persons Balakumaran and Yogi are now widows. Some sources say that both had been killed after surrendering to SLA and some that they are held in special SLA detention centres. The contradicting and confusing information have led their family members to file HC applications, the sources added.

    The HC applications are to be filed next week either in Jaffna or Vavuniyaa High Court.

    Some humanitarian organizations are assisting the family members to file the HC applications.

    Meanwhile, thousands of HC applications filed by family members of persons gone missing after arrest by SLA during 1996 and 1997 and after 2002 in the High Courts of Jaffna and Vavuniyaa remain attended.

    HC applications to be filed by familes of disappeared LTTE key persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  77. A Note of Appreciation to the Intelligence wing of the LTTE

    A big heartfelt Nandri (‘thank you’) to Castro’s team in LTTE Intelligence, who ran away leaving behind a priceless treasure trove of files & data as the SLA closed in on the remaining LTTE strongholds.

    KP, the last head of the LTTE was unfairly slandered as having betrayed these secrets. Not true (at least according to him).

    KP says: “….In addition to the information gained by the [SLA] intelligence people through different sources they have been presented with lots of information by Castro’s people.

    Question: How is that?

    KP says: “… When the army advanced into Viswamadhu, Castro and his department people abandoned everything and ran.

    So now the Sri Lankan officials have lots of data about the overseas activities of the LTTE.

    They have computers and data bases.

    They have charts of the people who gave money to the LTTE and the amounts and dates.

    They have copies of tax receipts.

    They know who the fund raisers in each country are.

    They know who and who are running LTTE funded businesses and properties.

    They even have all the visiting cards of people from overseas who visited the Wanni during the peace talks period.

    So the reality is that Castro and his dept people have let all this information fall into the hands of Sri Lankan officials. The Lankan intelligence don’t need outdated or hearsay information from people like me. They have real up to date information now.

    The reality is that the Lankan intelligence knows far more about overseas tigers than I know. But what can I do if people keep slandering me as an informant?”

    KP’s full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    But even with this information, the SL govt has welcomed prominent pro-LTTE
    diaspora supporters to visit SL and meet with ex-LTTE cadres to improve their welfare etc.

    This is called talking to your bitter enemies to make a lasting peace. The “super-smart” diaspora commenting here have yet to realise this.

    p.s. I wonder if there any nervous journalists or activists in the ‘international NGO/HR circus’ wondering if their names are also on Castro’s database. :) :)

  78. Rip Van Winkle

    First of all it is not nice to call fellow bloggers –Apes !!

    Than how can you justify the events on July 1983, when in Sri Lanka- Tamil Shops, Banks, Offices and Restaurants in the Capital’s crowded City Centre and Main Streets being burnt while the Police look on. Thousands of houses ransacked and burnt, sometimes with women and children inside.

    Sinhala Death squads battering Tamil passengers to death in trains and on station platforms and, without hindrance, publicly burning men and women to death on the streets!

    Tamil prisoners and political detainees in the Sri Lanka’s top prison being massacred.

    The armed forces joining in and sometimes organizing this pogrom against members of Sri Lanka’s two Sri Lankan minority communities.

    The nation’s President and top ranking cabinet members publicly justifying the pogrom!

    The evidence uncovered during the past years have proved conclusively that “Black July” 1983 was a definite Pogrom and not a spontaneous reaction of the Sinhalese. It was a series of deliberate acts, executed in accordance with a concerted plan, conceived and organized well in advance

    Black July 83 saw over 4000 Tamils and a few Muslims mistaken for Tamils being killed. Thousands were injured. Some of the injured were killed in hospitals. There were over 200,000 displaced persons as a result. 130,000 were housed in makeshift refugee camps. More than 2500 business enterprises ranging from factories to petty boutiques were damaged or destroyed. The number of houses and dwellings damaged or destroyed is not fullyestimated.

    The rationale behind the Tamil homeland demand was demonstrated once again. While it was emphasised that Sri Lanka belongs to all her people and no community could claim exclusive rights to any part of the country , July 1983 resulted in the Tamils being cruelly denied existence in the Southern provinces.

    The victimised Tamils were sent to the North and East for safety thus proving the necessity for a safe haven in the North and East. This is what impelled opposition leader Appapillai Amirthalingam to state that the uppermost issues for Tamils then were the “security of our people” and “integrity of our homeland”.

  79. Eelam delenda est !!!!!

    You have been complaining loudly about the AI censorship, yet you are not practicing what you preach !! :(

    You are practicing the lowest kind of censorship !! :( :(

    You are closing all Pro-Tamil blogger’s comments by abusing the low comment rating button!! :( :( :(

    At least- the Repo man, the obnoxious loud mouth, fight fairly but you -the sneaky geek -are hitting below the belt. I guess this is your forte to be a sinhlese lowlife

  80. The family members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eezham (LTTE) key persons gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) or surrender at the end of the war on Vanni are to file Habeas Corpus (HC) applications next week, sources Jaffna said. According to Sri Lanka minister D. Gunasekara the wives of LTTE senior key persons Balakumaran and Yogi are now widows. Some sources say that both had been killed after surrendering to SLA and some that they are held in special SLA detention centres. The contradicting and confusing information have led their family members to file HC applications, the sources added.

    The HC applications are to be filed next week either in Jaffna or Vavuniyaa High Court.

    Some humanitarian organizations are assisting the family members to file the HC applications.

    Meanwhile, thousands of HC applications filed by family members of persons gone missing after arrest by SLA during 1996 and 1997 and after 2002 in the High Courts of Jaffna and Vavuniyaa remain attended.

    HC applications to be filed by familes of disappeared LTTE key persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  81. The family members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eezham (LTTE) key persons gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) or surrender at the end of the war on Vanni are to file Habeas Corpus (HC) applications next week, sources Jaffna said. According to Sri Lanka minister D. Gunasekara the wives of LTTE senior key persons Balakumaran and Yogi are now widows. Some sources say that both had been killed after surrendering to SLA and some that they are held in special SLA detention centres. The contradicting and confusing information have led their family members to file HC applications, the sources added.

    The HC applications are to be filed next week either in Jaffna or Vavuniyaa High Court.

    Some humanitarian organizations are assisting the family members to file the HC applications.

    Meanwhile, thousands of HC applications filed by family members of persons gone missing after arrest by SLA during 1996 and 1997 and after 2002 in the High Courts of Jaffna and Vavuniyaa remain attended.

    HC applications to be filed by familes of disappeared LTTE key persons http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  82. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 6:01 am

    First of all it is not nice to call fellow bloggers –Apes !!

    I am not calling fellow bloggers Apes – I am calling Terrorists and their supporters Apes – It is purely because I firmly believe that they have not evolved to Human state and actually living a lower life than the Primate Apes of yester-years – I have explained this many times before in many blogs.

    Why I call them un-evolved – Many reasons and the main reason being killing anything and anybody that stands on their way including their own kind – this includes the Bin Ladens and Adela Balasinghams as well – No Ethnic group, but, Terrorists.

    Than how can you justify the events on July 1983,

    Who justified 83 ??????????

    Never !!!

    It was a terrible mistake that some of the Singhalees Apes did and all have moved forward from way back then – it was 30 years ago and if we want to live in the past, we might as well rewind time back to the age of Dinosaurs. We as Humans are evolving continuously and are realising facts more intelligently. Why do you think that the following governments went on negotiating and reconciling ?? It is because they wanted to talk and solve issues as humans – not run riot like the Ape Piribahara and the clan. How many chances were given and how many discussions happened ??? Apes would not understand – So as for you, better live in today’s context and get together to re-build the nation as one. Many Tamil brotheren of ours are doing it, why be singled out ??

    We all have moved way forward from 83 – even the world has moved forward – living in the 80′s wont help any of us.

  83. Also Velu,

    I cannot speak on behalf of EDE, but, this is something your fellow blogger (It could be you for all you know) Who poses under various names – mainly Rohan – who lives on this blog site and change IP’s to use the vote button – If you go to previous blogs you would know that this is exactly what your friends of Peelam has been doing – So don’t blame us ! We actually get more visitors coming to the site and voting for us than us voting for our selves.

  84. LOL !

    Kanesalingam !!

    MIA says F*cking Blah Blah and do you think as Good Hindus, Tamil brotheren tolerate Such language being used to up lift you ????

    This shows that you will worship even a donkey and make believe that the donkey can talk if it supports your petty causes.

    BTW, I am not saying not to use that language as it is being used around the world. But, it sure does not sound professional when talking official stuff – does not fit in – In her songs and Rap circle, it would be OK.

    Shows how professional she is and you guys are for promoting her – LOL !!

  85. The Sri Lankan government is threatening MIA’s fan by saying,’If you stick MIA videos up we’re gonna take you to jail for supporting terrorism’,” M.I.A. claimed.

    MIA said:

    They’ve Facebooked and MySpaced my fans saying,’If you support this person you’ll get done for terrorism because under the PTA [Prevention of Terrorism Act]”

    She continued: “They really f**king know what they’re f**king doing and it’s crazy f**ked-up that I am the first artist on the internet who happened to be a Tamil.

    “And the first government that took down the Tamils is the most internet-championing family of the third world. So it was a battle of the internet when we got on there.”

  86. Balakumaran: killed in custody ?

    Today the Sri Lanka Guardian will reveal an exclusive photograph of V. Blakumaran and his son sitting on a bunk after they surrendered to the Army last 17 May 2009. According to our source, V. Balkumaran came to surrender to the Army with white flags together with other senior leaders of the LTTE. The photograph was taken in the army-controlled area.

    What happened to the one that used to be one of the top two leaders of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), and who later became one of the senior political leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, V. Balakumaran? Minister D.W. Gunasekara

    recently told the media that he had met many Tamils IDPs (Internally Displaced People), including the widows of Blakumaran and Yogi,the senior LTTE leaders. But the Minister refused to disclose what had happened to the leader when the media questionned him. Some reports claimed that they were slain in the final battle, while others say they were executed by the Government forces after surrendering.

    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_06_002.html

  87. MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    MIA is a great lady and she cares deeply for the Tamil War Victims !!

    We, the Tamils are deeply appreciative that she is highlighting the plight of the long-suffering Tamils on a regular basis .

  88. Repo man what do you know about the modern American music ?
    Judging by your writing you sounds like 100 years old Sinhalese who has have as much intelligence as an average donkey .

  89. Kanesalingam

    Ignore the Repo man ! :)

    He is ineffective as a blogger (not sure about his IQ – the low score , i think ).

  90. Good News !!!! :)

    Sri Lankan Equities Fall Most in 18 Months !!!!! :) :) :)

    Sri Lanka’s benchmark index tumbled the most in 18 months, falling for a third day .

    The Colombo All-Share Index slumped 4 percent to close at 4,862.86, its biggest drop since Jan. 21, 2009.

    John Keells Holdings Plc, Sri Lanka’s biggest diversified company, dropped 2.2 percent, the most since July 29.

    The liquidity in Sri Lanka has dried up in the speculative favorites,” said Channa Amaratunga, a director at CT Capital Ltd. in Colombo

  91. Velu

    Thank you, for your kind advice.

    I will listen to all opinions but I don’t have to agree with them.

    I too welcome the good news from Sri Lanka ! :)

  92. The family members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eezham (LTTE) key persons gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) or surrender at the end of the war on Vanni are to file Habeas Corpus (HC) applications next week, sources Jaffna said. According to Sri Lanka minister D. Gunasekara the wives of LTTE senior key persons Balakumaran and Yogi are now widows. Some sources say that both had been killed after surrendering to SLA and some that they are held in special SLA detention centres. The contradicting and confusing information have led their family members to file HC applications, the sources added.

    The HC applications are to be filed next week either in Jaffna or Vavuniyaa High Court.

    Some humanitarian organizations are assisting the family members to file the HC applications.

    Meanwhile, thousands of HC applications filed by family members of persons gone missing after arrest by SLA during 1996 and 1997 and after 2002 in the High Courts of Jaffna and Vavuniyaa remain attended.

    HC applications to be filed by familes of disappeared LTTE key persons
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32372

  93. LOL !

    Kanesalingam !!

    MIA says F*cking Blah Blah and do you think as Good Hindus, Tamil brotheren tolerate Such language being used to up lift you ????

    This shows that you will worship even a donkey and make believe that the donkey can talk if it supports your petty causes.

    BTW, I am not saying not to use that language as it is being used around the world. But, it sure does not sound professional when talking official stuff – does not fit in – In her songs and Rap circle, it would be OK.

    Shows how professional she is and you guys are for promoting her – LOL !!

  94. MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    MIA is a great lady and she cares deeply for the Tamil War Victims !!

    We, the Tamils are deeply appreciative that she is highlighting the plight of the long-suffering Tamils on a regular basis .

  95. Repo man what do you know about the modern American music ?
    Judging by your writing you sounds like 100 years old Sinhalese who has have as much intelligence as an average donkey .

  96. Kanesalingam

    Ignore the Repo man ! :)

    He is ineffective as a blogger (not sure about his IQ – the low score , i think ).

  97. Good News !!!! :)

    Sri Lankan Equities Fall Most in 18 Months !!!!! :) :) :)

    Sri Lanka’s benchmark index tumbled the most in 18 months, falling for a third day .

    The Colombo All-Share Index slumped 4 percent to close at 4,862.86, its biggest drop since Jan. 21, 2009.

    John Keells Holdings Plc, Sri Lanka’s biggest diversified company, dropped 2.2 percent, the most since July 29.

    The liquidity in Sri Lanka has dried up in the speculative favorites,” said Channa Amaratunga, a director at CT Capital Ltd. in Colombo

  98. Velu

    Thank you, for your kind advice.

    I will listen to all opinions but I don’t have to agree with them.

    I too welcome the good news from Sri Lanka ! :)

  99. Blood on our hands, but this too shall pass http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=59&…

    The Sinhalese will never allow the world to dictate to them a political solution. More so, they will promptly and conclusively rebuff any attempt by us to seek a role in what they will now onward insist as strictly their internal affair.

    Always remember that Sri Lanka is the last bastion of Theravada Buddhism and preserving that legacy is the Sinhalese people's precious tryst with destiny. At least, that is how they feel. We have to accept the weight of their cultural nationalism.

    They see Sri Lanka as the land of the Sinhalese. How would they allow us Indians who wiped out Buddhism with such ferocity from the subcontinent interfere with their keen sense of destiny as the custodians of that very same great religion? Never, never.

    If we try to pressure the Sinhalese, they will approach the Chinese or the Pakistanis to balance our pressure. They are capable of doing that.

    The Sinhalese are a gifted people. We all know few can never match their terrific skills in media management. They have always lived by their wits.

    Equally, they are fantastic practitioners of diplomacy. We suspect that they may in fact have an edge over us on this front, for unlike us who are dissimulating from day to day as if we're a responsible regional power and dissipating our energies in pastimes such as hunting down Somalian pirates in distant seas, they are a highly focused lot.

    They have the grit because they are fighting for the preservation of their country's future identity as a Buddhist nation.

    Only last week, they showed their diplomatic skill by getting the Russians and the Chinese to stall a move in the United Nations Security Council to pressure them.

    The Europeans fancy they can try the Sinhalese for war crimes. What naivety!

    We asked the Sinhalese in private many a time how they proposed to navigate their way in the coming period. They wouldn't divulge.

    But we know that it is not as if they have no solution of their own to the Tamil problem, either. We know they already have a blueprint.

    See, they have already solved the Tamil problem in the eastern provinces of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. The Tamils are no more the majority community in those provinces.

    Similarly, from tomorrow, they will commence a concerted, steady colonisation programme of the northern provinces where Prabhakaran reigned supreme for two decades. They will ensure incrementally that the northern regions no more remain as Tamil provinces.

    The Tamils will be made into a minority community in their own northern homelands. They will have to live among the newly created Sinhalese settlements in those regions to the north of Elephant Pass.

    As for the blood on our hands, true, it is a nuisance. But this is not the first time in our history that we're having blood on our hands.

    Trust our words. No lasting harm will be done. Blood doesn't leave stains.

  100. Moothoor east uprooted families languish in temporary shelters http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Hundreds of uprooted Tamil families from Champoor north and east, Kooniththeevu and Navarathinapuram in Trincomalee district are accommodated in temporary shelters made up of tin sheets and cadjan leaves in Ki’liveddi, Ma’nalcheanai and Paddiththiddal in Moothoor division. They are agitating for their early resettlement in their villages. They fled from their villages following the military offensive launched by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in April 2006. The uprooted families had sought refuge first in Batticaloa district.

    Since then the uprooted families have been accommodated in temporary shelters for the last two years.

    The families have almost lost hope that they would be allowed to go to their own villages.

    The temporary shelters are not provided with sufficient drinking water and health facilities.

  101. Moves are afoot by Sri Lanka government central land authorities to acquire about three thousand acres including paddy fields belonging Tamil farmers located close to the Buddhist temple called Kirihandu Seya in Thiriyaay, a traditional Tamil village, north of Trincomalee town. The residents of Thiriyaay said that this is part of a subtle move by the chauvinist elements in Sri Lanka government to attach more lands to the Buddhist temple in order to settle Sinhalese from South.

    They added that Tamil farmers in Thiriyaay have been told by land officials that they should produce deeds and other documents to claim their fields for cultivating paddy and other crops.

    But several Tamil farmers uprooted during war had lost their deeds and other documents when they fled for safety elsewhere.

    Plans afoot to settle Sinhala people in Thiriyaay in Trincomalee district http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  102. Blood on our hands, but this too shall pass http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=59&…

    The Sinhalese will never allow the world to dictate to them a political solution. More so, they will promptly and conclusively rebuff any attempt by us to seek a role in what they will now onward insist as strictly their internal affair.

    Always remember that Sri Lanka is the last bastion of Theravada Buddhism and preserving that legacy is the Sinhalese people's precious tryst with destiny. At least, that is how they feel. We have to accept the weight of their cultural nationalism.

    They see Sri Lanka as the land of the Sinhalese. How would they allow us Indians who wiped out Buddhism with such ferocity from the subcontinent interfere with their keen sense of destiny as the custodians of that very same great religion? Never, never.

    If we try to pressure the Sinhalese, they will approach the Chinese or the Pakistanis to balance our pressure. They are capable of doing that.

    The Sinhalese are a gifted people. We all know few can never match their terrific skills in media management. They have always lived by their wits.

    Equally, they are fantastic practitioners of diplomacy. We suspect that they may in fact have an edge over us on this front, for unlike us who are dissimulating from day to day as if we're a responsible regional power and dissipating our energies in pastimes such as hunting down Somalian pirates in distant seas, they are a highly focused lot.

    They have the grit because they are fighting for the preservation of their country's future identity as a Buddhist nation.

    Only last week, they showed their diplomatic skill by getting the Russians and the Chinese to stall a move in the United Nations Security Council to pressure them.

    The Europeans fancy they can try the Sinhalese for war crimes. What naivety!

    We asked the Sinhalese in private many a time how they proposed to navigate their way in the coming period. They wouldn't divulge.

    But we know that it is not as if they have no solution of their own to the Tamil problem, either. We know they already have a blueprint.

    See, they have already solved the Tamil problem in the eastern provinces of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. The Tamils are no more the majority community in those provinces.

    Similarly, from tomorrow, they will commence a concerted, steady colonisation programme of the northern provinces where Prabhakaran reigned supreme for two decades. They will ensure incrementally that the northern regions no more remain as Tamil provinces.

    The Tamils will be made into a minority community in their own northern homelands. They will have to live among the newly created Sinhalese settlements in those regions to the north of Elephant Pass.

    As for the blood on our hands, true, it is a nuisance. But this is not the first time in our history that we're having blood on our hands.

    Trust our words. No lasting harm will be done. Blood doesn't leave stains.

  103. Blood on our hands, but this too shall pass http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=59&…

    The Sinhalese will never allow the world to dictate to them a political solution. More so, they will promptly and conclusively rebuff any attempt by us to seek a role in what they will now onward insist as strictly their internal affair.

    Always remember that Sri Lanka is the last bastion of Theravada Buddhism and preserving that legacy is the Sinhalese people's precious tryst with destiny. At least, that is how they feel. We have to accept the weight of their cultural nationalism.

    They see Sri Lanka as the land of the Sinhalese. How would they allow us Indians who wiped out Buddhism with such ferocity from the subcontinent interfere with their keen sense of destiny as the custodians of that very same great religion? Never, never.

    If we try to pressure the Sinhalese, they will approach the Chinese or the Pakistanis to balance our pressure. They are capable of doing that.

    The Sinhalese are a gifted people. We all know few can never match their terrific skills in media management. They have always lived by their wits.

    Equally, they are fantastic practitioners of diplomacy. We suspect that they may in fact have an edge over us on this front, for unlike us who are dissimulating from day to day as if we're a responsible regional power and dissipating our energies in pastimes such as hunting down Somalian pirates in distant seas, they are a highly focused lot.

    They have the grit because they are fighting for the preservation of their country's future identity as a Buddhist nation.

    Only last week, they showed their diplomatic skill by getting the Russians and the Chinese to stall a move in the United Nations Security Council to pressure them.

    The Europeans fancy they can try the Sinhalese for war crimes. What naivety!

    We asked the Sinhalese in private many a time how they proposed to navigate their way in the coming period. They wouldn't divulge.

    But we know that it is not as if they have no solution of their own to the Tamil problem, either. We know they already have a blueprint.

    See, they have already solved the Tamil problem in the eastern provinces of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. The Tamils are no more the majority community in those provinces.

    Similarly, from tomorrow, they will commence a concerted, steady colonisation programme of the northern provinces where Prabhakaran reigned supreme for two decades. They will ensure incrementally that the northern regions no more remain as Tamil provinces.

    The Tamils will be made into a minority community in their own northern homelands. They will have to live among the newly created Sinhalese settlements in those regions to the north of Elephant Pass.

    As for the blood on our hands, true, it is a nuisance. But this is not the first time in our history that we're having blood on our hands.

    Trust our words. No lasting harm will be done. Blood doesn't leave stains.

  104. Moothoor east uprooted families languish in temporary shelters http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Hundreds of uprooted Tamil families from Champoor north and east, Kooniththeevu and Navarathinapuram in Trincomalee district are accommodated in temporary shelters made up of tin sheets and cadjan leaves in Ki’liveddi, Ma’nalcheanai and Paddiththiddal in Moothoor division. They are agitating for their early resettlement in their villages. They fled from their villages following the military offensive launched by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in April 2006. The uprooted families had sought refuge first in Batticaloa district.

    Since then the uprooted families have been accommodated in temporary shelters for the last two years.

    The families have almost lost hope that they would be allowed to go to their own villages.

    The temporary shelters are not provided with sufficient drinking water and health facilities.

  105. Moothoor east uprooted families languish in temporary shelters http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Hundreds of uprooted Tamil families from Champoor north and east, Kooniththeevu and Navarathinapuram in Trincomalee district are accommodated in temporary shelters made up of tin sheets and cadjan leaves in Ki’liveddi, Ma’nalcheanai and Paddiththiddal in Moothoor division. They are agitating for their early resettlement in their villages. They fled from their villages following the military offensive launched by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in April 2006. The uprooted families had sought refuge first in Batticaloa district.

    Since then the uprooted families have been accommodated in temporary shelters for the last two years.

    The families have almost lost hope that they would be allowed to go to their own villages.

    The temporary shelters are not provided with sufficient drinking water and health facilities.

  106. Moves are afoot by Sri Lanka government central land authorities to acquire about three thousand acres including paddy fields belonging Tamil farmers located close to the Buddhist temple called Kirihandu Seya in Thiriyaay, a traditional Tamil village, north of Trincomalee town. The residents of Thiriyaay said that this is part of a subtle move by the chauvinist elements in Sri Lanka government to attach more lands to the Buddhist temple in order to settle Sinhalese from South.

    They added that Tamil farmers in Thiriyaay have been told by land officials that they should produce deeds and other documents to claim their fields for cultivating paddy and other crops.

    But several Tamil farmers uprooted during war had lost their deeds and other documents when they fled for safety elsewhere.

    Plans afoot to settle Sinhala people in Thiriyaay in Trincomalee district http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  107. Moves are afoot by Sri Lanka government central land authorities to acquire about three thousand acres including paddy fields belonging Tamil farmers located close to the Buddhist temple called Kirihandu Seya in Thiriyaay, a traditional Tamil village, north of Trincomalee town. The residents of Thiriyaay said that this is part of a subtle move by the chauvinist elements in Sri Lanka government to attach more lands to the Buddhist temple in order to settle Sinhalese from South.

    They added that Tamil farmers in Thiriyaay have been told by land officials that they should produce deeds and other documents to claim their fields for cultivating paddy and other crops.

    But several Tamil farmers uprooted during war had lost their deeds and other documents when they fled for safety elsewhere.

    Plans afoot to settle Sinhala people in Thiriyaay in Trincomalee district http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  108. Kanesalingam Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    LOL !

    So you go to America and forget your roots and still it is fine as long as they are supporting the Apes War ??? LOL !!

    Are these the kind of people you intended to bring down to Peelam and influence your innocent Tamil people who are well cultured ?? LOL

    Shows the IQ levels now – LOL !!

    Also, I might be a 100 year old Sri Lankan, but yet, I manage to write down my own stuff and challenge you guys without copying and pasting.

    What does your guys do ??

    They clash with each other in Oslo – LOL !!!

    Is this your democracy ???
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5684-lan

  109. Kanesalingam Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    LOL !

    So you go to America and forget your roots and still it is fine as long as they are supporting the Apes War ??? LOL !!

    Are these the kind of people you intended to bring down to Peelam and influence your innocent Tamil people who are well cultured ?? LOL

    Shows the IQ levels now – LOL !!

    Also, I might be a 100 year old Sri Lankan, but yet, I manage to write down my own stuff and challenge you guys without copying and pasting.

    What does your guys do ??

    They clash with each other in Oslo – LOL !!!

    Is this your democracy ???
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5684-lan

  110. Kanesalingam Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    LOL !

    So you go to America and forget your roots and still it is fine as long as they are supporting the Apes War ??? LOL !!

    Are these the kind of people you intended to bring down to Peelam and influence your innocent Tamil people who are well cultured ?? LOL

    Shows the IQ levels now – LOL !!

    Also, I might be a 100 year old Sri Lankan, but yet, I manage to write down my own stuff and challenge you guys without copying and pasting.

    What does your guys do ??

    They clash with each other in Oslo – LOL !!!

    Is this your democracy ???
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5684-lan

  111. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Good News !!!! :)

    Sri Lankan Equities Fall Most in 18 Months !!!!!

    LOL !!

    Again shows your IQ levels and justifies me calling your uncivilized Apes !!

    Worse the economy get's the first layer who would suffer are the innocent people….. Some, recently rescued from north who are just beginning to get up on their feet – And you write this stupid post on a site meant for Human Rights – LOL – What a bunch of Jokers !!

    Shows how well adopted you apes are for human rights – shameful !

    Also, we all know that you don't analyse any situation before you post. Hence, for the others knowledge let me post that it is a temporary fall due to over valuing certain stocks by brokers and the situation will be normal in due course of time.

  112. Rohan —

    Why the media silence on lanka's descent into dictatorship, you asked ?

    You meant the fcm ?

    The fawning corporate media ?

    Their silence is in the service of their own capitalisms.

    And those include the marketed nationstates aligned with the major transnational magnates.

    They only focus on a castastrophe when it can be of use.

    To ram disaster capitalism's agendas down the throats of refugee nations.

    lanka isn't haiti — not yet….

    But let contradictions ( other than Tamilian ) ripen on lanka's pleasant isle…

    Let navy crowd out navy in circling seas ….

    And power contend with power in her marts ….

    And then, all the perfumes of Arabia will not be able to wash away the blood you'd thought washed off.

  113. Blood on our hands, but this too shall pass
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=59&id=5934

    The Sinhalese will never allow the world to dictate to them a political solution. More so, they will promptly and conclusively rebuff any attempt by us to seek a role in what they will now onward insist as strictly their internal affair.

    Always remember that Sri Lanka is the last bastion of Theravada Buddhism and preserving that legacy is the Sinhalese people’s precious tryst with destiny. At least, that is how they feel. We have to accept the weight of their cultural nationalism.

    They see Sri Lanka as the land of the Sinhalese. How would they allow us Indians who wiped out Buddhism with such ferocity from the subcontinent interfere with their keen sense of destiny as the custodians of that very same great religion? Never, never.

    If we try to pressure the Sinhalese, they will approach the Chinese or the Pakistanis to balance our pressure. They are capable of doing that.

    The Sinhalese are a gifted people. We all know few can never match their terrific skills in media management. They have always lived by their wits.

    Equally, they are fantastic practitioners of diplomacy. We suspect that they may in fact have an edge over us on this front, for unlike us who are dissimulating from day to day as if we’re a responsible regional power and dissipating our energies in pastimes such as hunting down Somalian pirates in distant seas, they are a highly focused lot.

    They have the grit because they are fighting for the preservation of their country’s future identity as a Buddhist nation.

    Only last week, they showed their diplomatic skill by getting the Russians and the Chinese to stall a move in the United Nations Security Council to pressure them.

    The Europeans fancy they can try the Sinhalese for war crimes. What naivety!

    We asked the Sinhalese in private many a time how they proposed to navigate their way in the coming period. They wouldn’t divulge.

    But we know that it is not as if they have no solution of their own to the Tamil problem, either. We know they already have a blueprint.

    See, they have already solved the Tamil problem in the eastern provinces of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. The Tamils are no more the majority community in those provinces.

    Similarly, from tomorrow, they will commence a concerted, steady colonisation programme of the northern provinces where Prabhakaran reigned supreme for two decades. They will ensure incrementally that the northern regions no more remain as Tamil provinces.

    The Tamils will be made into a minority community in their own northern homelands. They will have to live among the newly created Sinhalese settlements in those regions to the north of Elephant Pass.

    As for the blood on our hands, true, it is a nuisance. But this is not the first time in our history that we’re having blood on our hands.

    Trust our words. No lasting harm will be done. Blood doesn’t leave stains.

  114. Moothoor east uprooted families languish in temporary shelters
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32371

    Hundreds of uprooted Tamil families from Champoor north and east, Kooniththeevu and Navarathinapuram in Trincomalee district are accommodated in temporary shelters made up of tin sheets and cadjan leaves in Ki’liveddi, Ma’nalcheanai and Paddiththiddal in Moothoor division. They are agitating for their early resettlement in their villages. They fled from their villages following the military offensive launched by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in April 2006. The uprooted families had sought refuge first in Batticaloa district.

    Since then the uprooted families have been accommodated in temporary shelters for the last two years.

    The families have almost lost hope that they would be allowed to go to their own villages.

    The temporary shelters are not provided with sufficient drinking water and health facilities.

  115. Moves are afoot by Sri Lanka government central land authorities to acquire about three thousand acres including paddy fields belonging Tamil farmers located close to the Buddhist temple called Kirihandu Seya in Thiriyaay, a traditional Tamil village, north of Trincomalee town. The residents of Thiriyaay said that this is part of a subtle move by the chauvinist elements in Sri Lanka government to attach more lands to the Buddhist temple in order to settle Sinhalese from South.

    They added that Tamil farmers in Thiriyaay have been told by land officials that they should produce deeds and other documents to claim their fields for cultivating paddy and other crops.

    But several Tamil farmers uprooted during war had lost their deeds and other documents when they fled for safety elsewhere.

    Plans afoot to settle Sinhala people in Thiriyaay in Trincomalee district
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32364

  116. Ramasamy to spearhead committee on war crimes in Sri Lanka

    Malaysian Penang Deputy Chief Minister (II) Prof Dr P. Ramasamy is spearheading the formation of an international committee to take up the issue of the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka last year.

    The group, comprising NGOs, activists and politicians, is expected to be operational within a few months, and would collect evidences of the genocide with the aim of presenting a case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Panel, Ramasamy said. The report on war crimes committed during hostilities between the Tamil Tigers rebels and the Sri Lanka government would also be presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

  117. Sri Lankan Army forbids for Hindu devotees to continue the religious rituals to their ancestors in the historically famous Keerimalai Nakuleasvaram temple located in the in Valikaamam North.

    The Hindu residents of this area have not been permitted to resettle in their own properties which are under Sri Lankan Army (SLA) occupation.

    Earlier in April, SLA had put up notices that no one should not perform the religious rituals in the temple pond and the seas around the temple as the area has been declared as a tourist spot.

    This infringement on religious rights had angered the devotees who gather to perform rites which had been observed by Hindus through ages.

  118. Kanesalingam Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    MIA is a HipHop star !!

    This is the way the American HipHop stars talk !!

    LOL !

    So you go to America and forget your roots and still it is fine as long as they are supporting the Apes War ??? LOL !!

    Are these the kind of people you intended to bring down to Peelam and influence your innocent Tamil people who are well cultured ?? LOL

    Shows the IQ levels now – LOL !!

    Also, I might be a 100 year old Sri Lankan, but yet, I manage to write down my own stuff and challenge you guys without copying and pasting.

    What does your guys do ??

    They clash with each other in Oslo – LOL !!!

    Is this your democracy ???

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5684-lankans-clash-in-oslo.html

  119. AI is full of bullshit…its a society for hypocrites…fix your shit hole (america) before pointing your dick at others…when there are still executions in american soil and many others still terrorised in death row…what have AI done to stop any of this shit happening??? NOTHING..how many innocent civilians are killed each day in afghanistan,bombing weddings,schools,villages…how much of a strain on peoples lives there due to american occupation?? same story in Iraq??? where the F*** are weapons of mass destruction??? except WMDs were tested on iraqi people,japanese,vietnam and korea….Hiroshima and nagasaki….millions died and millions still born with deformities!!!! Agent orange in vietnam….killed/deformed hundreds of thousands,leave alone massacares of innocent civilians….where the F*** was AI shit heads then???? where the F***??? so fok to all of you shit head puppets who support this pile of shit organization, acting on behalf to preserve the west at the expense of the rest of the world by putting a noble theme at stake.

  120. Velu Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Good News !!!! :)

    Sri Lankan Equities Fall Most in 18 Months !!!!!

    LOL !!

    Again shows your IQ levels and justifies me calling your uncivilized Apes !!

    Worse the economy get’s the first layer who would suffer are the innocent people….. Some, recently rescued from north who are just beginning to get up on their feet – And you write this stupid post on a site meant for Human Rights – LOL – What a bunch of Jokers !!

    Shows how well adopted you apes are for human rights – shameful !

    Also, we all know that you don’t analyse any situation before you post. Hence, for the others knowledge let me post that it is a temporary fall due to over valuing certain stocks by brokers and the situation will be normal in due course of time.

  121. a.savage

    Fantastic way to express your thoughts!!

    Your comment feels like poetry. Thanks your lovely post !!

  122. Rohan —

    Why the media silence on lanka’s descent into dictatorship, you asked ?

    You meant the fcm ?

    The fawning corporate media ?

    Their silence is in the service of their own capitalisms.

    And those include the marketed nationstates aligned with the major transnational magnates.

    They only focus on a castastrophe when it can be of use.

    To ram disaster capitalism’s agendas down the throats of refugee nations.

    lanka isn’t haiti — not yet….

    But let contradictions ( other than Tamilian ) ripen on lanka’s pleasant isle…

    Let navy crowd out navy in circling seas ….

    And power contend with power in her marts ….

    And then, all the perfumes of Arabia will not be able to wash away the blood you’d thought washed off.

  123. Armed men abduct Tamil youth in white van in Akkaraippattu

    Armed men dressed in black dress arrived in a white van had abducted a married Tamil youth, Balasuntharam Theivendran, 30 last Friday early morning from his house located in Kannakipuram in Akkaraippattu police division in the eastern province, according to a complaint lodged with the Akkaraipatthu Police by his wife Monday.

    She said in her complaint that a group of unidentified men knocked the doors of her house around 3:00 a.m. When she opened the doors they entered forcibly and took her husband who was sleeping in the vehicle amid her protest and shouts.

  124. Urgent request to Amnesty International:
    Another Sri Lankan journalist under threat of attack

    DBS Jeyraj, a noted Tamil journalist who recently published an exclusive interview with KP (last leader of the LTTE) is being threatened by remaining dregs of the pro-LTTE factions.

    The garbled, semi-literate threat and DBS's response is here:

    77. futaint-futaint@gmail.com  |  August 7th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    No DBSJ
you have to careful what you doing, i told you who we are, and you need answer lot question, you cannot ignore like us. it very consequence in your case in our court, there is no pardan, we will warn you. you know what we are mentioning. if not, really donot know, we will also contiune same you doing, we know where you are, we not like others about you and where about ,our link not small, you will pay maximum penality in you live. it is not any threatening you. it is reality.we donnot want see you, like this personnality. again pls donot make any big mistake in your long journalisum.you have to regrad yourself better now, otherwise too late.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    So you are threatening me openly. This proves Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is right in saying that the overseas tigers are still active and capable of causing much harm

    So how do you and your buddies hope to silence a journalist like me?
    For starters why not a brave man like you reveal your name and address?

    Full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    In 1993, Jeyaraj's legs were broken by LTTE attackers who disagreed with his reporting.

    I humbly request a Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist for DBS Jeyaraj.

  125. Urgent request to Amnesty International:
    Another Sri Lankan journalist under threat of attack

    DBS Jeyraj, a noted Tamil journalist who recently published an exclusive interview with KP (last leader of the LTTE) is being threatened by remaining dregs of the pro-LTTE factions.

    The garbled, semi-literate threat and DBS's response is here:

    77. futaint-futaint@gmail.com  |  August 7th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    No DBSJ
you have to careful what you doing, i told you who we are, and you need answer lot question, you cannot ignore like us. it very consequence in your case in our court, there is no pardan, we will warn you. you know what we are mentioning. if not, really donot know, we will also contiune same you doing, we know where you are, we not like others about you and where about ,our link not small, you will pay maximum penality in you live. it is not any threatening you. it is reality.we donnot want see you, like this personnality. again pls donot make any big mistake in your long journalisum.you have to regrad yourself better now, otherwise too late.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    So you are threatening me openly. This proves Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is right in saying that the overseas tigers are still active and capable of causing much harm

    So how do you and your buddies hope to silence a journalist like me?
    For starters why not a brave man like you reveal your name and address?

    Full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    In 1993, Jeyaraj's legs were broken by LTTE attackers who disagreed with his reporting.

    I humbly request a Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist for DBS Jeyaraj.

  126. Urgent request to Amnesty International:
    Another Sri Lankan journalist under threat of attack

    DBS Jeyraj, a noted Tamil journalist who recently published an exclusive interview with KP (last leader of the LTTE) is being threatened by remaining dregs of the pro-LTTE factions.

    The garbled, semi-literate threat and DBS's response is here:

    77. futaint-futaint@gmail.com  |  August 7th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    No DBSJ
you have to careful what you doing, i told you who we are, and you need answer lot question, you cannot ignore like us. it very consequence in your case in our court, there is no pardan, we will warn you. you know what we are mentioning. if not, really donot know, we will also contiune same you doing, we know where you are, we not like others about you and where about ,our link not small, you will pay maximum penality in you live. it is not any threatening you. it is reality.we donnot want see you, like this personnality. again pls donot make any big mistake in your long journalisum.you have to regrad yourself better now, otherwise too late.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    So you are threatening me openly. This proves Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is right in saying that the overseas tigers are still active and capable of causing much harm

    So how do you and your buddies hope to silence a journalist like me?
    For starters why not a brave man like you reveal your name and address?

    Full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    In 1993, Jeyaraj's legs were broken by LTTE attackers who disagreed with his reporting.

    I humbly request a Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist for DBS Jeyaraj.

  127. Ramasamy to spearhead committee on war crimes in Sri Lanka

    Malaysian Penang Deputy Chief Minister (II) Prof Dr P. Ramasamy is spearheading the formation of an international committee to take up the issue of the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka last year.

    The group, comprising NGOs, activists and politicians, is expected to be operational within a few months, and would collect evidences of the genocide with the aim of presenting a case to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Panel, Ramasamy said. The report on war crimes committed during hostilities between the Tamil Tigers rebels and the Sri Lanka government would also be presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

  128. Jim McDonald

    Thanks for the posts

    August 10th, 2010 at 6:43 am

    and

    August 10th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    ——————————————
    People who demonstrate in in Colombo seeking information on the missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda are very brave !

  129. Eelam delenda est

    DBS is suffering from the Multiple – Personality disorder.
    futaint-futaint@gmail.com- was one of his personality .

    Up 60 % posts are made up by him

    He has only one agenda now – is to dance on the graves of the butchered Tamils and he have done a good job at it

  130. Sri Lankan Army forbids for Hindu devotees to continue the religious rituals to their ancestors in the historically famous Keerimalai Nakuleasvaram temple located in the in Valikaamam North.

    The Hindu residents of this area have not been permitted to resettle in their own properties which are under Sri Lankan Army (SLA) occupation.

    Earlier in April, SLA had put up notices that no one should not perform the religious rituals in the temple pond and the seas around the temple as the area has been declared as a tourist spot.

    This infringement on religious rights had angered the devotees who gather to perform rites which had been observed by Hindus through ages.

  131. AI is full of bullshit…its a society for hypocrites…fix your shit hole (america) before pointing your dick at others…when there are still executions in american soil and many others still terrorised in death row…what have AI done to stop any of this shit happening??? NOTHING..how many innocent civilians are killed each day in afghanistan,bombing weddings,schools,villages…how much of a strain on peoples lives there due to american occupation?? same story in Iraq??? where the F*** are weapons of mass destruction??? except WMDs were tested on iraqi people,japanese,vietnam and korea….Hiroshima and nagasaki….millions died and millions still born with deformities!!!! Agent orange in vietnam….killed/deformed hundreds of thousands,leave alone massacares of innocent civilians….where the F*** was AI shit heads then???? where the F***??? so fok to all of you shit head puppets who support this pile of shit organization, acting on behalf to preserve the west at the expense of the rest of the world by putting a noble theme at stake.

  132. a.savage

    Fantastic way to express your thoughts!!

    Your comment feels like poetry. Thanks your lovely post !!

  133. Hi Anandarajah,

    Hmmmm.. interesting possibility and only DBS can answer that. I think its unfair to tarnish him with the 'dancing on graves' tag. He was cautioning the LTTE against all out war, many years ago and he was proved right.

    In any case, nothing is served by attacking and 'disappearing' journalists.

  134. Eelam delenda est

    I know that for a fact.

    He never helped the Tamils and was always on the SLA side.

    The valiant freedom fighters had no choice but to protect themselves

  135. Anandarajah

    Yes, freedom fighters did their best to save the Tamils.

    I do not judge people in the negative sphere nor am I a master of moral disciplines for others.

    But some like DBS – have to be exposed . I do not believe he has the mindset to rationalize correctly the morbid Sri Lankan reality

  136. 200 days since Prageeth went missing

    Borella Police obstruct those pasting Prageeth’s posters http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_10_00

    Officers from the Borella Police today (10) morning have threatened and chased away several persons who were pasting posters about the seminar and sathyagraha planned for the 10th to mark the 200th day since senior journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing.

    They had been chased away while pasting posters at the Borella junction.

    The sathyagraha “Join to find Prageeth” organized by the joint media organizations is to commence at 3 p.m. opposite the Viharamahadevi Buddha statue today.

  137. The island nation Sri Lanka portrays an icon of horrendous war crime atrocities and an unbridled ruling of the masses by a dictator government in power today.

    As is globally known after its atrocity of massacring more than 40,000 innocent Tamils in the last phase of Sri Lankan military war in 2009, the island nation Sri Lanka has resorted to all sorts of ‘huddle and hug’ political gambit with the help of other war collusion nations to wipe its blood of conscience from the national politics.

    Orchestrating hunger strike by a racist politician for the sole purpose of political gains, hiding behind other war collusion nations to gain patronage, dissemination of propaganda to mislead the western democratic nations and even its own citizens, enlistment of NAM countries to put pressure on the UN to drop the independent inquiry into the nature of the last phase of war on terrorism in 2009, instigation of Buddhist monks to churn out ripples of discordance and social unrest, suppression of freedom of speech and abduction of those dissidents to eliminate, raping of young and middle-aged Tamil women by the Sinhalese military and gangs are some of the deterrent techniques the Sri Lankan government use to both muffle the rebellious voice of its citizens and, pitifully, its own revolting conscience in national politics.

  138. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Eelam delenda est

    DBS is suffering from the Multiple – Personality disorder.
    futaint-futaint@gmail.com- was one of his personality .

    Up 60 % posts are made up by him

    Wish to know whether 100% of all stories published on Tamil.net is made up or not – LOL !!!!

    The Apes are full of Bull Shit and are a set of pointless Jokers trying to be posers of Innocent Tamil people.

    It is hero's like DBS who tear these Apes in to pieces and smash their Terrorist Bases. All these Apes would know is to kill honorable men – none of these apes had the spine to answer us when we repeatedly asked why they killed Honorable Tamils as Lakshman K, Neelan T etc..

    We have the spine to tell that set of Idiots ran riot in 83 and they are Apes them selves – These Apes cannot say that about the Apes of LTTE because these spineless born to good for nothing Apes don't have the balls to do so. Impotent Farts !!

    I see that these terrorists are also trying to justify the acts of LTTE – it's only brainless dickheads of this nature who can sleep at night forgetting the terror acts that were carried out by the Apes of LTTE. Only such bunch of Apes sharing the same thought process could justify such brutality. Fart Brains !!

  139. Rip Van Winkle !!

    Your every post is full of racists innuendoes.

    By posting here you seem to try very hard …..to attach yourself to the Mahinda camp or at least to his wife’s saree’s potha or munthanai .

    However given your age ,height and weight it would have required an acrobatic miracle to hold on to it .

    BTW if you had attempted it Pajapaksa’s wife saree would have got torn and you may have been arrested for molesting a woman.

    Also the way you are ranting and raving about – Apes… I think animal rights activists may take deep offence …

  140. Armed men abduct Tamil youth in white van in Akkaraippattu

    Armed men dressed in black dress arrived in a white van had abducted a married Tamil youth, Balasuntharam Theivendran, 30 last Friday early morning from his house located in Kannakipuram in Akkaraippattu police division in the eastern province, according to a complaint lodged with the Akkaraipatthu Police by his wife Monday.

    She said in her complaint that a group of unidentified men knocked the doors of her house around 3:00 a.m. When she opened the doors they entered forcibly and took her husband who was sleeping in the vehicle amid her protest and shouts.

  141. Hi Anandarajah,
    You're going to have to realise that this 'valiant freedom fighter' nonsense is finished.

    The SL govt is the only game in town and has to be treated seriously. I'm not an expert on DBS, but he was never on the 'SLA' side. But go on to his blog and put your points to him directly.

    Finally some great news from SL. Mervyn 'Vermin' Silva> has been sacked. An excellent day for SL journalism.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-109323

  142. a.savage Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 1:16 am

    And then, all the perfumes of Arabia will not be able to wash away the blood you’d thought washed off.

    Pretty Interesting Poetry !!!

    Assume that the perfumes made of all the Sandalwood trees growing in Jaffna and May be India will not be enough to get the Smell out of Savege's A(ss) nor the souls of His Master – the dead Terrorist Piribaharan.

    A(ss) Savage Naked on the wall
    With his A(ss) Head open for all
    Along Came master Prabha with no Balls
    and Knocked poor A(ss) off the wall

    LOL !!!!!

    Whooo Hoooo !!

    Apes !!

  143. Repo man

    First of all

    A.Savage post is superb !!

    I very much doubt , you can write like it

    And another thing …let’s not awaken the dead-like Honorable and Valiant Velupillai Pirapaharan.

  144. A Global Day (unintentional) Comedy Actionprovided by the LTTE Diaspora.

    The Eelam struggle is now proving to be a comedy gold mine and the gift that keeps giving.

    First there's the WTF. Yes, WTF (World Tamil Federation). Did no-one in Eelam think to check the acronym? WTF! Ha ha ha. :)

    Almost as good as EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) and MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

    Then, there are the Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni

    Ok, I exaggerate only a little. The full unedited story from Tamilnut is given below. As is usual with Tamilnut & Eelam whiners, everything is the fault of the racist, genocidal Sinhala regime. Even land-mines (laid by the LTTE and paid for by the overseas LTTE diaspora) and monkey attacks.

    – unedited story from Tamilnut. —–
    Hordes of monkeys plague resettled families in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Saturday, 07 August 2010, 05:19 GMT]

    Monkeys in Vanni having multiplied in numbers after the war on Vanni invade into the temporary sheds of uprooted families hastily resettled by Sri Lanka government without clearing the area of the overgrown shrubs and jungle, sources in Vanni said. The resettled uprooted families in Vanni left to fend on their own without the needed assistance and subjected to occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) harassment are further assailed with the problem and danger of monkeys, the sources added.

    The resettled families already restricted of their movement due to the danger of landmines yet to be cleared now have to keep vigil to drive the monkeys invading into their dwellings to steal their meagre belongings.

    The vegetable cultivation and other such initial ventures by the resettled families are devoured by the monkeys which are difficult to chase out.

    @ a. savage:
    Congratulations on achieving the exalted status of 'Fluffer for Eelam'.

    If you're not sure of what a fluffer is, let me explain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

    Keep Fluffing for Eelam!

  145. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Your every post is full of racists innuendoes.

    Let me know of a single comment which is racist of mine and I shall stop writing here – I have thrown this challenge to you Apes many a times !!! Will you Apes take that challenge from me ?? If I prove that U R racists, would you stop writing here ?? Have the Balls to do so you chicken Shit ??

    By posting here you seem to try very hard …..to attach yourself to the Mahinda camp or at least to his wife’s saree’s potha or munthanai .

    Why should I ?? Tomorrow it would be Sajith Premadasa !! I am writing the truth – the truth of what you Apes are up to – You have different motives – nothing to do with HR – If so, you should condemn the attacks on our Tamil Brotheren by the LTTE – Why can't you condemn LTTE attacks on my Uncle Lakshman K ??? Spineless Farts !!

    However given your age ,height and weight it would have required an acrobatic miracle to hold on to it .

    I don't know about physical appearance comparisons, but passion – I tower way about you Apes !! I don't have ulterior motives no do I support any killers of Humans like you Apes do !!

    BTW if you had attempted it Pajapaksa’s wife saree would have got torn and you may have been arrested for molesting a woman.

    I would prefer to lift a frock than pull a sari – may be you are used to it, but, I can't help it – I don't go with Aunties !!

    Also the way you are ranting and raving about – Apes… I think animal rights activists may take deep offence …

    Not exactly – Anthropologists might take offense – as I have explained many times the word Ape is used to describe un-evolved primates some years back – You have to evolve through stages of Homo Neanderthal, Homo Erectus to Homo Sapience before getting to the stage of Modern Humans. In fact, I am missing a person who had not even evolved even to the stage of a Primate – He was Professor Puligal alias Puke Gal – Please tell him to start posting again as I miss him dearly !!!

    P.S – Please prove that I am a racist – If possible, even EDE – WE are waiting for the past 1 year til you prove it – as usual, it has always been accusations and no proof from you Apes – Normal Terrorist behaviour – All fart, No Shit !!

  146. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Repo man

    I like this name – Thank you for christening me Fart Man :) !!

    A.Savage post is superb !!

    Oh Yeah !! A Loris Mother would adore the Kid (Unahapuluwata Patiya Lokuy) – LOL

    When you farts can't write shit, a person who could put down something on paper would look so mighty noh ?? LOL

    Don't you think Rohan and his Ghosts (his other names) are great too ?? I mean, All he knows to do is to Copy and Paste from the very much credible Tamil.nut web site ha ?? Great noh ??

    I very much doubt , you can write like it

    Of course not – I have a different style and I do not intend to be another, but have my own way of spilling my mind out – I don't believe in "Copy Cat" like most of you apes do !! BTW, you have correctly said "write like it" :) – I assume "It" means A(ss) Savage – rightfully, we call animals "It" in the English Language and not "He, Him or She" :) !!

    So thank you for re-confirming my thought process !!!

    And another thing …let’s not awaken the dead-like Honorable and Valiant Velupillai Pirapaharan.

    Oh – No NO NO !!! I don't think he (or it) would ever want to even if all of us wanted him to – I think he (or it) learned a darn good lesson from Uncle Mahinda – Also, I don't think King Yama (Satan) of the Kingdom of Hell is all that ready to release this Terrorist Ape as yet – He has many more years to serve there…. !!

    I also have doubts about the Honorable and Valiant side of the Big Ape as he was well known to break promises, kill innocent people and also hide like a ball-less pussy under ground – Valiant is like the innocent child soldiers whom he hired to kill and who actually fought bravely in the front without knowing what they are fighting for.

    BTW, How about you ?? Honorable and Valiant or Pussy Like Boss Ape Prabha ??

  147. Urgent request to Amnesty International:
    Another Sri Lankan journalist under threat of attack

    DBS Jeyraj, a noted Tamil journalist who recently published an exclusive interview with KP (last leader of the LTTE) is being threatened by remaining dregs of the pro-LTTE factions.

    The garbled, semi-literate threat and DBS’s response is here:

    77. futaint-futaint@gmail.com  |  August 7th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    No DBSJ
you have to careful what you doing, i told you who we are, and you need answer lot question, you cannot ignore like us. it very consequence in your case in our court, there is no pardan, we will warn you. you know what we are mentioning. if not, really donot know, we will also contiune same you doing, we know where you are, we not like others about you and where about ,our link not small, you will pay maximum penality in you live. it is not any threatening you. it is reality.we donnot want see you, like this personnality. again pls donot make any big mistake in your long journalisum.you have to regrad yourself better now, otherwise too late.

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    So you are threatening me openly. This proves Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is right in saying that the overseas tigers are still active and capable of causing much harm

    So how do you and your buddies hope to silence a journalist like me?
    For starters why not a brave man like you reveal your name and address?

    Full interview: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1607

    In 1993, Jeyaraj’s legs were broken by LTTE attackers who disagreed with his reporting.

    I humbly request a Global Day of Action for Sri Lankan Journalist for DBS Jeyaraj.

  148. Hi Anandarajah,
    You're going to have to realise that this 'valiant freedom fighter' nonsense is finished.

    The SL govt is the only game in town and has to be treated seriously. I'm not an expert on DBS, but he was never on the 'SLA' side. But go on to his blog and put your points to him directly.

    Finally some great news from SL. Mervyn 'Vermin' Silva> has been sacked. An excellent day for SL journalism.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-109323

  149. Hi Anandarajah,
    You're going to have to realise that this 'valiant freedom fighter' nonsense is finished.

    The SL govt is the only game in town and has to be treated seriously. I'm not an expert on DBS, but he was never on the 'SLA' side. But go on to his blog and put your points to him directly.

    Finally some great news from SL. Mervyn 'Vermin' Silva> has been sacked. An excellent day for SL journalism.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-109323

  150. Jim McDonald

    Thanks for the posts

    August 10th, 2010 at 6:43 am

    and

    August 10th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    ——————————————
    People who demonstrate in in Colombo seeking information on the missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda are very brave !

  151. Repo man !!
    Eelam delenda est !!

    Words are like birds that fly without feathers. But they have a meaning hidden from our view.

    Everything I write is from the consummation of ideas that precipitate from the seriousness of appropriate connotation. They deserve applicability response.

    If anybody touches upon the idea of mindset, the same is applied to that person too who endeavours the confrontation.

    Human suffering and pain that evoked global concern after the war on Tamils in 2009 can not be stifled whatsoever.

    If conscience is today suppressed or diverted from its cry for justice, it will raise its head tomorrow with a vehemence of self-assertiveness.

    History is full of factual evidences.

    In a forum everybody has the right to air his or her views. If a certain view does not appeal to the mind of a person, it is his or her problem to deal with.

    Everything we experience in life is the result from our perception of reality relative to our previous understanding. What you see and experience in life depends on where you are. The situation you are in decides what you see and experience. Angular perception changed, you see something you have never before seen and experienced.

    Human suffering and pain in life deserve our concern, respect and kindness. That is what life is for.

    Hard logic and reason most often derail our mind from the path of seeking truth in life. Logic and reason are the games of human mind. They define their own limit in human life.

    To know the limit, you need self-understanding and a free mind to look at your own SELF.

    It is always the Truth that frees human mind from illusion.

    This is a free world and free ideas rule the world.

  152. A Global Day (unintentional) Comedy Actionprovided by the LTTE Diaspora.

    The Eelam struggle is now proving to be a comedy gold mine and the gift that keeps giving.

    First there's the WTF. Yes, WTF (World Tamil Federation). Did no-one in Eelam think to check the acronym? WTF! Ha ha ha. :)

    Almost as good as EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) and MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

    Then, there are the Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni

    Ok, I exaggerate only a little. The full unedited story from Tamilnut is given below. As is usual with Tamilnut & Eelam whiners, everything is the fault of the racist, genocidal Sinhala regime. Even land-mines (laid by the LTTE and paid for by the overseas LTTE diaspora) and monkey attacks.

    – unedited story from Tamilnut. —–
    Hordes of monkeys plague resettled families in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Saturday, 07 August 2010, 05:19 GMT]

    Monkeys in Vanni having multiplied in numbers after the war on Vanni invade into the temporary sheds of uprooted families hastily resettled by Sri Lanka government without clearing the area of the overgrown shrubs and jungle, sources in Vanni said. The resettled uprooted families in Vanni left to fend on their own without the needed assistance and subjected to occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) harassment are further assailed with the problem and danger of monkeys, the sources added.

    The resettled families already restricted of their movement due to the danger of landmines yet to be cleared now have to keep vigil to drive the monkeys invading into their dwellings to steal their meagre belongings.

    The vegetable cultivation and other such initial ventures by the resettled families are devoured by the monkeys which are difficult to chase out.

    @ a. savage:
    Congratulations on achieving the exalted status of 'Fluffer for Eelam'.

    If you're not sure of what a fluffer is, let me explain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

    Keep Fluffing for Eelam!

  153. A Global Day (unintentional) Comedy Actionprovided by the LTTE Diaspora.

    The Eelam struggle is now proving to be a comedy gold mine and the gift that keeps giving.

    First there's the WTF. Yes, WTF (World Tamil Federation). Did no-one in Eelam think to check the acronym? WTF! Ha ha ha. :)

    Almost as good as EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) and MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

    Then, there are the Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni

    Ok, I exaggerate only a little. The full unedited story from Tamilnut is given below. As is usual with Tamilnut & Eelam whiners, everything is the fault of the racist, genocidal Sinhala regime. Even land-mines (laid by the LTTE and paid for by the overseas LTTE diaspora) and monkey attacks.

    – unedited story from Tamilnut. —–
    Hordes of monkeys plague resettled families in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Saturday, 07 August 2010, 05:19 GMT]

    Monkeys in Vanni having multiplied in numbers after the war on Vanni invade into the temporary sheds of uprooted families hastily resettled by Sri Lanka government without clearing the area of the overgrown shrubs and jungle, sources in Vanni said. The resettled uprooted families in Vanni left to fend on their own without the needed assistance and subjected to occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) harassment are further assailed with the problem and danger of monkeys, the sources added.

    The resettled families already restricted of their movement due to the danger of landmines yet to be cleared now have to keep vigil to drive the monkeys invading into their dwellings to steal their meagre belongings.

    The vegetable cultivation and other such initial ventures by the resettled families are devoured by the monkeys which are difficult to chase out.

    @ a. savage:
    Congratulations on achieving the exalted status of 'Fluffer for Eelam'.

    If you're not sure of what a fluffer is, let me explain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

    Keep Fluffing for Eelam!

  154. Eelam delenda est

    DBS is suffering from the Multiple – Personality disorder.
    futaint-futaint@gmail.com- was one of his personality .

    Up 60 % posts are made up by him

    He has only one agenda now – is to dance on the graves of the butchered Tamils and he have done a good job at it

  155. Hi Anandarajah,

    Hmmmm.. interesting possibility and only DBS can answer that. I think its unfair to tarnish him with the ‘dancing on graves’ tag. He was cautioning the LTTE against all out war, many years ago and he was proved right.

    In any case, nothing is served by attacking and ‘disappearing’ journalists.

  156. Eelam delenda est

    I know that for a fact.

    He never helped the Tamils and was always on the SLA side.

    The valiant freedom fighters had no choice but to protect themselves

  157. Anandarajah

    Yes, freedom fighters did their best to save the Tamils.

    I do not judge people in the negative sphere nor am I a master of moral disciplines for others.

    But some like DBS – have to be exposed . I do not believe he has the mindset to rationalize correctly the morbid Sri Lankan reality

  158. The island nation Sri Lanka portrays an icon of horrendous war crime atrocities and an unbridled ruling of the masses by a dictator government in power today.

    As is globally known after its atrocity of massacring more than 40,000 innocent Tamils in the last phase of Sri Lankan military war in 2009, the island nation Sri Lanka has resorted to all sorts of ‘huddle and hug’ political gambit with the help of other war collusion nations to wipe its blood of conscience from the national politics.

    Orchestrating hunger strike by a racist politician for the sole purpose of political gains, hiding behind other war collusion nations to gain patronage, dissemination of propaganda to mislead the western democratic nations and even its own citizens, enlistment of NAM countries to put pressure on the UN to drop the independent inquiry into the nature of the last phase of war on terrorism in 2009, instigation of Buddhist monks to churn out ripples of discordance and social unrest, suppression of freedom of speech and abduction of those dissidents to eliminate, raping of young and middle-aged Tamil women by the Sinhalese military and gangs are some of the deterrent techniques the Sri Lankan government use to both muffle the rebellious voice of its citizens and, pitifully, its own revolting conscience in national politics.

  159. 200 days since Prageeth went missing

    Borella Police obstruct those pasting Prageeth’s posters
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_08_10_002.html

    Officers from the Borella Police today (10) morning have threatened and chased away several persons who were pasting posters about the seminar and sathyagraha planned for the 10th to mark the 200th day since senior journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing.

    They had been chased away while pasting posters at the Borella junction.

    The sathyagraha “Join to find Prageeth” organized by the joint media organizations is to commence at 3 p.m. opposite the Viharamahadevi Buddha statue today.

  160. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Eelam delenda est

    DBS is suffering from the Multiple – Personality disorder.
    futaint-futaint@gmail.com- was one of his personality .

    Up 60 % posts are made up by him

    Wish to know whether 100% of all stories published on Tamil.net is made up or not – LOL !!!!

    The Apes are full of Bull Shit and are a set of pointless Jokers trying to be posers of Innocent Tamil people.

    It is hero’s like DBS who tear these Apes in to pieces and smash their Terrorist Bases. All these Apes would know is to kill honorable men – none of these apes had the spine to answer us when we repeatedly asked why they killed Honorable Tamils as Lakshman K, Neelan T etc..

    We have the spine to tell that set of Idiots ran riot in 83 and they are Apes them selves – These Apes cannot say that about the Apes of LTTE because these spineless born to good for nothing Apes don’t have the balls to do so. Impotent Farts !!

    I see that these terrorists are also trying to justify the acts of LTTE – it’s only brainless dickheads of this nature who can sleep at night forgetting the terror acts that were carried out by the Apes of LTTE. Only such bunch of Apes sharing the same thought process could justify such brutality. Fart Brains !!

  161. Rip Van Winkle !!

    Your every post is full of racists innuendoes.

    By posting here you seem to try very hard …..to attach yourself to the Mahinda camp or at least to his wife’s saree’s potha or munthanai .

    However given your age ,height and weight it would have required an acrobatic miracle to hold on to it .

    BTW if you had attempted it Pajapaksa’s wife saree would have got torn and you may have been arrested for molesting a woman.

    Also the way you are ranting and raving about – Apes… I think animal rights activists may take deep offence …

  162. a.savage Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 1:16 am

    And then, all the perfumes of Arabia will not be able to wash away the blood you’d thought washed off.

    Pretty Interesting Poetry !!!

    Assume that the perfumes made of all the Sandalwood trees growing in Jaffna and May be India will not be enough to get the Smell out of Savege’s A(ss) nor the souls of His Master – the dead Terrorist Piribaharan.

    A(ss) Savage Naked on the wall
    With his A(ss) Head open for all
    Along Came master Prabha with no Balls
    and Knocked poor A(ss) off the wall

    LOL !!!!!

    Whooo Hoooo !!

    Apes !!

  163. Repo man

    First of all

    A.Savage post is superb !!

    I very much doubt , you can write like it

    And another thing …let’s not awaken the dead-like Honorable and Valiant Velupillai Pirapaharan.

  164. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Your every post is full of racists innuendoes.

    Let me know of a single comment which is racist of mine and I shall stop writing here – I have thrown this challenge to you Apes many a times !!! Will you Apes take that challenge from me ?? If I prove that U R racists, would you stop writing here ?? Have the Balls to do so you chicken Shit ??

    By posting here you seem to try very hard …..to attach yourself to the Mahinda camp or at least to his wife’s saree’s potha or munthanai .

    Why should I ?? Tomorrow it would be Sajith Premadasa !! I am writing the truth – the truth of what you Apes are up to – You have different motives – nothing to do with HR – If so, you should condemn the attacks on our Tamil Brotheren by the LTTE – Why can’t you condemn LTTE attacks on my Uncle Lakshman K ??? Spineless Farts !!

    However given your age ,height and weight it would have required an acrobatic miracle to hold on to it .

    I don’t know about physical appearance comparisons, but passion – I tower way about you Apes !! I don’t have ulterior motives no do I support any killers of Humans like you Apes do !!

    BTW if you had attempted it Pajapaksa’s wife saree would have got torn and you may have been arrested for molesting a woman.

    I would prefer to lift a frock than pull a sari – may be you are used to it, but, I can’t help it – I don’t go with Aunties !!

    Also the way you are ranting and raving about – Apes… I think animal rights activists may take deep offence …

    Not exactly – Anthropologists might take offense – as I have explained many times the word Ape is used to describe un-evolved primates some years back – You have to evolve through stages of Homo Neanderthal, Homo Erectus to Homo Sapience before getting to the stage of Modern Humans. In fact, I am missing a person who had not even evolved even to the stage of a Primate – He was Professor Puligal alias Puke Gal – Please tell him to start posting again as I miss him dearly !!!

    P.S – Please prove that I am a racist – If possible, even EDE – WE are waiting for the past 1 year til you prove it – as usual, it has always been accusations and no proof from you Apes – Normal Terrorist behaviour – All fart, No Shit !!

  165. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."

    These panels have "also delayed criminal investigations and in several instances members of these commissions have resigned in protest at the government's interference," the letter said, citing Amnesty International.

    The letter dated August 9 and obtained Tuesday was signed by some 57 members of the US House of Representatives.

    "There is mounting evidence that suggests both parties in the conflict committed severe human rights violations during the conflict," it said.

  166. Anandarajah Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Repo man

    I like this name – Thank you for christening me Fart Man :) !!

    A.Savage post is superb !!

    Oh Yeah !! A Loris Mother would adore the Kid (Unahapuluwata Patiya Lokuy) – LOL

    When you farts can’t write shit, a person who could put down something on paper would look so mighty noh ?? LOL

    Don’t you think Rohan and his Ghosts (his other names) are great too ?? I mean, All he knows to do is to Copy and Paste from the very much credible Tamil.nut web site ha ?? Great noh ??

    I very much doubt , you can write like it

    Of course not – I have a different style and I do not intend to be another, but have my own way of spilling my mind out – I don’t believe in “Copy Cat” like most of you apes do !! BTW, you have correctly said “write like it:) – I assume “It” means A(ss) Savage – rightfully, we call animals “It” in the English Language and not “He, Him or She” :) !!

    So thank you for re-confirming my thought process !!!

    And another thing …let’s not awaken the dead-like Honorable and Valiant Velupillai Pirapaharan.

    Oh – No NO NO !!! I don’t think he (or it) would ever want to even if all of us wanted him to – I think he (or it) learned a darn good lesson from Uncle Mahinda – Also, I don’t think King Yama (Satan) of the Kingdom of Hell is all that ready to release this Terrorist Ape as yet – He has many more years to serve there…. !!

    I also have doubts about the Honorable and Valiant side of the Big Ape as he was well known to break promises, kill innocent people and also hide like a ball-less pussy under ground – Valiant is like the innocent child soldiers whom he hired to kill and who actually fought bravely in the front without knowing what they are fighting for.

    BTW, How about you ?? Honorable and Valiant or Pussy Like Boss Ape Prabha ??

  167. Hi Anandarajah,
    You’re going to have to realise that this ‘valiant freedom fighter’ nonsense is finished.

    The SL govt is the only game in town and has to be treated seriously. I’m not an expert on DBS, but he was never on the ‘SLA’ side. But go on to his blog and put your points to him directly.

    Finally some great news from SL. Mervyn ‘Vermin’ Silva> has been sacked. An excellent day for SL journalism.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10932321

  168. Repo man !!
    Eelam delenda est !!

    Words are like birds that fly without feathers. But they have a meaning hidden from our view.

    Everything I write is from the consummation of ideas that precipitate from the seriousness of appropriate connotation. They deserve applicability response.

    If anybody touches upon the idea of mindset, the same is applied to that person too who endeavours the confrontation.

    Human suffering and pain that evoked global concern after the war on Tamils in 2009 can not be stifled whatsoever.

    If conscience is today suppressed or diverted from its cry for justice, it will raise its head tomorrow with a vehemence of self-assertiveness.

    History is full of factual evidences.

    In a forum everybody has the right to air his or her views. If a certain view does not appeal to the mind of a person, it is his or her problem to deal with.

    Everything we experience in life is the result from our perception of reality relative to our previous understanding. What you see and experience in life depends on where you are. The situation you are in decides what you see and experience. Angular perception changed, you see something you have never before seen and experienced.

    Human suffering and pain in life deserve our concern, respect and kindness. That is what life is for.

    Hard logic and reason most often derail our mind from the path of seeking truth in life. Logic and reason are the games of human mind. They define their own limit in human life.

    To know the limit, you need self-understanding and a free mind to look at your own SELF.

    It is always the Truth that frees human mind from illusion.

    This is a free world and free ideas rule the world.

  169. A Global Day (unintentional) Comedy Actionprovided by the LTTE Diaspora.

    The Eelam struggle is now proving to be a comedy gold mine and the gift that keeps giving.

    First there’s the WTF. Yes, WTF (World Tamil Federation). Did no-one in Eelam think to check the acronym? WTF! Ha ha ha. :)

    Almost as good as EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) and MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

    Then, there are the Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni

    Ok, I exaggerate only a little. The full unedited story from Tamilnut is given below. As is usual with Tamilnut & Eelam whiners, everything is the fault of the racist, genocidal Sinhala regime. Even land-mines (laid by the LTTE and paid for by the overseas LTTE diaspora) and monkey attacks.

    – unedited story from Tamilnut. —–
    Hordes of monkeys plague resettled families in Vanni
    [TamilNet, Saturday, 07 August 2010, 05:19 GMT]

    Monkeys in Vanni having multiplied in numbers after the war on Vanni invade into the temporary sheds of uprooted families hastily resettled by Sri Lanka government without clearing the area of the overgrown shrubs and jungle, sources in Vanni said. The resettled uprooted families in Vanni left to fend on their own without the needed assistance and subjected to occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) harassment are further assailed with the problem and danger of monkeys, the sources added.

    The resettled families already restricted of their movement due to the danger of landmines yet to be cleared now have to keep vigil to drive the monkeys invading into their dwellings to steal their meagre belongings.

    The vegetable cultivation and other such initial ventures by the resettled families are devoured by the monkeys which are difficult to chase out.

    @ a. savage:
    Congratulations on achieving the exalted status of ‘Fluffer for Eelam’.

    If you’re not sure of what a fluffer is, let me explain.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

    Keep Fluffing for Eelam!

  170. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100810/pl_afp/srila

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."

    President removes Mervyn on the promise of giving him a Cabinet portfolio in November
    The removal of Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva from his portfolio and the temporary suspension of his post as SLFP Kelaniya electoral organizer and SLFP membership have been made following an agreement between the President and Mervyn

  171. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100810/pl_afp/srila

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."

    President removes Mervyn on the promise of giving him a Cabinet portfolio in November
    The removal of Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva from his portfolio and the temporary suspension of his post as SLFP Kelaniya electoral organizer and SLFP membership have been made following an agreement between the President and Mervyn

  172. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100810/pl_afp/srila

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."

    President removes Mervyn on the promise of giving him a Cabinet portfolio in November
    The removal of Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva from his portfolio and the temporary suspension of his post as SLFP Kelaniya electoral organizer and SLFP membership have been made following an agreement between the President and Mervyn

  173. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka’s civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations “lacked the needed credibility.”

    These panels have “also delayed criminal investigations and in several instances members of these commissions have resigned in protest at the government’s interference,” the letter said, citing Amnesty International.

    The letter dated August 9 and obtained Tuesday was signed by some 57 members of the US House of Representatives.

    “There is mounting evidence that suggests both parties in the conflict committed severe human rights violations during the conflict,” it said.

  174. 1) Sri Lanka is a democratic country, but run by a four brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNtf6sNynY&fe
    2)Sri Lanka has well disciplined military but, the military was charged for child/sexual abuse while on a UN peace keeping mission in Haiti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPmFSCapC0
    3)Sri Lanka had nothing to hide, but did not allow Journalists, NGO's, UN members inside the war zone.
    4)Journalist in Sri Lanka has press freedom, but he news should go through sensor board and if any real news reported the journalist will be either killed
    or deported.
    5)President Rajapakse was a Human Rights Lawyer, but he is an accuse for war criminal

  175. 1) Sri Lanka is a democratic country, but run by a four brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNtf6sNynY&fe
    2)Sri Lanka has well disciplined military but, the military was charged for child/sexual abuse while on a UN peace keeping mission in Haiti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPmFSCapC0
    3)Sri Lanka had nothing to hide, but did not allow Journalists, NGO's, UN members inside the war zone.
    4)Journalist in Sri Lanka has press freedom, but he news should go through sensor board and if any real news reported the journalist will be either killed
    or deported.
    5)President Rajapakse was a Human Rights Lawyer, but he is an accuse for war criminal

  176. 1) Sri Lanka is a democratic country, but run by a four brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNtf6sNynY&fe
    2)Sri Lanka has well disciplined military but, the military was charged for child/sexual abuse while on a UN peace keeping mission in Haiti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPmFSCapC0
    3)Sri Lanka had nothing to hide, but did not allow Journalists, NGO's, UN members inside the war zone.
    4)Journalist in Sri Lanka has press freedom, but he news should go through sensor board and if any real news reported the journalist will be either killed
    or deported.
    5)President Rajapakse was a Human Rights Lawyer, but he is an accuse for war criminal

  177. Tourists to Sri Lanka beware !!

    Your children could be raped there !!

    A manager of a tourist hotel in Talpe, Galle has been taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing a 14 year girl who was on vacation in Sri Lanka. The victim, a British national, was on a visit to Sri Lanka with her parents and was staying at the hotel.

    The Women and Children’s Bureau in Galle has initiated investigations after a complaint was made by her parents to the Colombo Tourist Police. The victim has been referred to the Karapitiya JMO for medical examinations.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5081-und

  178. Editors

    Eelam delenda est appearing on the forum meant that most Pro-Tamil bloggers’ comments will be unjustly closed or censored
    ——————————————-
    He is closing down all opposing to him bloggers' posts by abusing low comment rating button

    I have noticed that after his visit to the forum – low comment rating button increasing by 10 -12 clicks.each and every time

    He is using it unfairly.

  179. Tourists to Sri Lanka beware !!

    Your children could be raped there !!

    A manager of a tourist hotel in Talpe, Galle has been taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing a 14 year girl who was on vacation in Sri Lanka. The victim, a British national, was on a visit to Sri Lanka with her parents and was staying at the hotel.

    The Women and Children’s Bureau in Galle has initiated investigations after a complaint was made by her parents to the Colombo Tourist Police. The victim has been referred to the Karapitiya JMO for medical examinations.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5081-und

  180. Tourists to Sri Lanka beware !!

    Your children could be raped there !!

    A manager of a tourist hotel in Talpe, Galle has been taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing a 14 year girl who was on vacation in Sri Lanka. The victim, a British national, was on a visit to Sri Lanka with her parents and was staying at the hotel.

    The Women and Children’s Bureau in Galle has initiated investigations after a complaint was made by her parents to the Colombo Tourist Police. The victim has been referred to the Karapitiya JMO for medical examinations.
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5081-und

  181. Easvaranathan Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Is this Puligal Born Again ?? LOL – the post sounds Silly as in the case of Puli !!

    Words are like birds that fly without feathers. But they have a meaning hidden from our view.

    Well, as far as we are concerned, Our Words are like the tip of a ninja Sword ! – Cut's through mercilessly when used right for the right cause. This is why your copy and paste articles sound more like the example you gave – Birds without feathers – Meaningless !!

    Everything I write is from the consummation of ideas that precipitate from the seriousness of appropriate connotation. They deserve applicability response.

    This is the first time I am replying you in this Handle – so – I would not know what your previous handles were or who the hell you are or which apeland you are from !!

    If anybody touches upon the idea of mindset, the same is applied to that person too who endeavours the confrontation.

    Bring it on Sista !!

    Human suffering and pain that evoked global concern after the war on Tamils in 2009 can not be stifled whatsoever.

    There was never a War on Tamils, but on Apes of LTTE – So you are starting your argument on a wring footing. If it was a war on Tamils, there would not have been So many Tamils supporting the government of Sri Lanka on the war front.

    Let me start by putting down a few points

    1. Who closed the Mavil Aru water gates ? Is this for or against HR norms ? Can Anyone justify this act ??
    Here, Humans without Ethnic boundaries suffered because they were deprived of their day to day water requirements !!
    2. The GOSL had to get rid of this menace – is it wrong for them to think that way?
    3. Why did not the LTTE fight like brave Valiant soldiers, but, use the poor Tamil People of the north as human shields ?
    4. Why did the LTTE shoot at those who tried to escape ?
    5. Why did LTTE use pregnant mothers to come as suicide bombers who exploded them selves when among the civilians killing more Tamil civilians than SLA soldiers?

    So, if at all some one declared war on Tamils, it was the LTTE – GOSL from inception mentioned that they want to save the innocent Tamil citizens of the north from the Apes of LTTE.

    History is full of factual evidences.

    Totally agree – and all evidence points out to the Apes of LTTE for mistreating the poor Tamil people of north. They were deprived of many things including their food rations and medicine that was sent to them by the government of Sri Lanka in-spite of knowing that most will be stolen by the LTTE – This is why the Tamils of north love the GOSL and not the LTTE Apes or the supporters of LTTE as your self – Apes again !

    In a forum everybody has the right to air his or her views. If a certain view does not appeal to the mind of a person, it is his or her problem to deal with.

    Expressing views are most welcome, Copy and paste from some bullshit site – not welcome. But, either way, the content that are put down are subject to debate. No one should agree with anyone, hence, debate – there should not be an issue with debating, unless you Suck at it like most of you Apes do – you apes never answer any question – act pussy or spineless – not like worriers !

    Human suffering and pain in life deserve our concern, respect and kindness. That is what life is for.

    Human suffering happens everywhere in many forms – even for you who think that you are safe in the western heavens, try sitting still in the same place for a few hours without moving – Isn't it a suffering ??

    But, there are larger scale suffering that happens which we all agree on – but, to get rid of or minimize the suffering, you need to get to the root cause and eliminate it or come up with an alternative solution acceptable to all involved.

    See, people in north and east were suffering, and GOSL eliminated the root cause – Mentally sick Piribaharan – Good noh ? People in the east are already reaping the benefits and soon shall the people of the north !

    Hard logic and reason most often derail our mind from the path of seeking truth in life.

    I would appreciate if you could explain this very much valid post you put to your hardcore Eelamists and explain to them why they are almost mentally brainwashed !

    It is always the Truth that frees human mind from illusion.

    Please tell Eelamists to Free your selves from the illusions of Eelam and things would be fine to all !!

    This is a free world and free ideas rule the world.

    Ideas are always good – it is an idea that would ensure we break boundaries and find new things. However, Ideas also should be realistic, or if not, going behind such idea only would end up being a waste of time.

  182. I find it very Funny that Anandaraja in an above post calling DBS Jeyraj to have multiple personality disorders – I trust most of you apes who post here suffer from the same disorder big time – See the amount of handles used from the same IP address to copy and paste various articles from Tamil.net – LOL !! I think the main culprit would be Rohan, the victim of his own brainlessness !!

    Also quite fascinating to see Pageeth Eknaligoda appearing and making a copy and paste blog – LOL !! It would have been easier if he could have written to his family & the authority to say where he is than copy and paste articles :) !!

    I also see that the dogs have found a fly in the tail that they could try catch and in the process go round and round – Good article on rape by Vishnu Alias Rohan alias…never ending list ! Good to see that the free media in Sri Lanka actually had the freedom to publish such post and also to mention that the Law and order is in the right path where action is taken against the criminal. If such act had been performed, he def should be punished – no arguments !!

    But also, we, as people who travel the world for many reasons know that such brutal act could happen anywhere including New York and London. Travelers do know of this risk wherever they go and take necessary actions not to get in to any trouble and unfortunately, it still does happen all over the world. Remember, the LTTE not only raped, but killed those who they raped :(… Bad Apes !!

  183. 15000 Tamil kids study under trees

    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM
    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.
    Meanwhile, General Secretary of Sri Lanka Teacher Services Union (SLTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe told LAKBIMAnEWS that there is also a massive dearth of teachers in the North and the East, which is having a negative impact on education. This shortage mainly affects subjects such as English where the education authorities are dependant on pensioners who have been re-enlisted on contract basis.
    “Not only are thousands of students continuing their education without buildings, water or sanitary facilities, these schools also need hundreds of teachers,” Jayasinghe said. “A lot of teachers who worked in these schools have either left for Colombo or have left the island. Even 14 months after the end of the war the government has not appointed Tamil medium teachers to these areas.”
    Jayasinghe added that there are over 500 Tamil medium teachers in the 2010 batch at teacher training centres in the island, but none of them have been given appointments because of the lack of funds.
    “Each year around 3000 trained teachers are given appointments around this time of the year, but this time that is not the case. Appointment letters are not given since no funds have been allocated in the 2010 budget. This means that thousands of Tamil youth will sit for O/L and A/L exams partially ready.”
    Meanwhile in a recent visit to Wishwamadu Army Commander Major General Jagath Jayasuriya claimed that with the establishment of new army camps, buildings which have been occupied for security purposes will be returned to schools.
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/news/laknew1.htm

  184. US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100810/pl_afp/srilankaunrestwarcrimesusdiplomacy_20100810201329

    A group of US lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to push for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka’s civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations “lacked the needed credibility.”

    President removes Mervyn on the promise of giving him a Cabinet portfolio in November
    The removal of Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva from his portfolio and the temporary suspension of his post as SLFP Kelaniya electoral organizer and SLFP membership have been made following an agreement between the President and Mervyn

  185. 15000 Tamil kids study under trees

    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM
    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.
    Meanwhile, General Secretary of Sri Lanka Teacher Services Union (SLTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe told LAKBIMAnEWS that there is also a massive dearth of teachers in the North and the East, which is having a negative impact on education. This shortage mainly affects subjects such as English where the education authorities are dependant on pensioners who have been re-enlisted on contract basis.
    “Not only are thousands of students continuing their education without buildings, water or sanitary facilities, these schools also need hundreds of teachers,” Jayasinghe said. “A lot of teachers who worked in these schools have either left for Colombo or have left the island. Even 14 months after the end of the war the government has not appointed Tamil medium teachers to these areas.”
    Jayasinghe added that there are over 500 Tamil medium teachers in the 2010 batch at teacher training centres in the island, but none of them have been given appointments because of the lack of funds.
    “Each year around 3000 trained teachers are given appointments around this time of the year, but this time that is not the case. Appointment letters are not given since no funds have been allocated in the 2010 budget. This means that thousands of Tamil youth will sit for O/L and A/L exams partially ready.”
    Meanwhile in a recent visit to Wishwamadu Army Commander Major General Jagath Jayasuriya claimed that with the establishment of new army camps, buildings which have been occupied for security purposes will be returned to schools.
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/news/laknew1.htm

  186. 15000 Tamil kids study under trees

    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM
    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.
    Meanwhile, General Secretary of Sri Lanka Teacher Services Union (SLTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe told LAKBIMAnEWS that there is also a massive dearth of teachers in the North and the East, which is having a negative impact on education. This shortage mainly affects subjects such as English where the education authorities are dependant on pensioners who have been re-enlisted on contract basis.
    “Not only are thousands of students continuing their education without buildings, water or sanitary facilities, these schools also need hundreds of teachers,” Jayasinghe said. “A lot of teachers who worked in these schools have either left for Colombo or have left the island. Even 14 months after the end of the war the government has not appointed Tamil medium teachers to these areas.”
    Jayasinghe added that there are over 500 Tamil medium teachers in the 2010 batch at teacher training centres in the island, but none of them have been given appointments because of the lack of funds.
    “Each year around 3000 trained teachers are given appointments around this time of the year, but this time that is not the case. Appointment letters are not given since no funds have been allocated in the 2010 budget. This means that thousands of Tamil youth will sit for O/L and A/L exams partially ready.”
    Meanwhile in a recent visit to Wishwamadu Army Commander Major General Jagath Jayasuriya claimed that with the establishment of new army camps, buildings which have been occupied for security purposes will be returned to schools.
    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/news/laknew1.htm

  187. International human rights organizations are very concerned about the continued detention of alleged LTTE members and reports of alleged mistreatment.

    Detainees have not been permitted to challenge their detentions in court and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) does not have access to them.

  188. 1) Sri Lanka is a democratic country, but run by a four brothers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNtf6sNynY&feature=related
    2)Sri Lanka has well disciplined military but, the military was charged for child/sexual abuse while on a UN peace keeping mission in Haiti.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPmFSCapC0
    3)Sri Lanka had nothing to hide, but did not allow Journalists, NGO’s, UN members inside the war zone.
    4)Journalist in Sri Lanka has press freedom, but he news should go through sensor board and if any real news reported the journalist will be either killed
    or deported.
    5)President Rajapakse was a Human Rights Lawyer, but he is an accuse for war criminal

  189. To Anandarajah and others,

    A simple question to the pro-LTTE, anti-DBS crowd.

    Do you agree with DBS being attacked and having his legs broken by LTTE goons in 1993 and also being threatened by LTTE goons in 2009?

    p.s. I also strongly condemn this Comment Genocide. My comments have also been ruthlessly genocided by distraught followers of the Fat One.

  190. Eelam delenda est

    The question should be – is DBSJ Anti-Tamil ? :)

    This is a bit strange that DBSJ is allowed by Sri Lankan Army to have a phone interview with a prisoner KP and not the other major media outlets like- CNN, BBC, SKY ????? :) :) :)

    A lot of Sinhalese are reading and posting on DBSJ blog.

    And last time he posted an article about the Tamil IDPs or re-settled Tamils was 12 months ago, so you see that the suffering of the Tamils is not important to BDSJ !!!!!!!!! :(

  191. Editors

    Eelam delenda est appearing on the forum meant that most Pro-Tamil bloggers’ comments will be unjustly closed or censored
    ——————————————-
    He is closing down all opposing to him bloggers’ posts by abusing low comment rating button

    I have noticed that after his visit to the forum – low comment rating button increasing by 10 -12 clicks.each and every time

    He is using it unfairly.

  192. @ Somasunderam
    How can DBS be 'anti-Tamil', unless you equate Tamils = LTTE. You know that only racists Sinhalese think like that!

    DBS has been very critical of the Sri Lanka Army, SL govt and the LTTE. He's a reporter. i.e. he reports what people tell him. It's not particularly hard to understand. :)

    Do you agree and approve with DBS being attacked and having his legs broken by LTTE goons in 1993 and also being threatened by LTTE goons in 2009?

  193. Tourists to Sri Lanka beware !!

    Your children could be raped there !!

    A manager of a tourist hotel in Talpe, Galle has been taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing a 14 year girl who was on vacation in Sri Lanka. The victim, a British national, was on a visit to Sri Lanka with her parents and was staying at the hotel.

    The Women and Children’s Bureau in Galle has initiated investigations after a complaint was made by her parents to the Colombo Tourist Police. The victim has been referred to the Karapitiya JMO for medical examinations.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5081-underage-foreigner-raped.html

  194. People like Karuna, Douglas Devananda are neither respected by Tamils nor genuinely respected by the Sinhalese, for they see them as someone without self-respect in the company of devil dancers.

    Tamils can understand the difference between forced exodus of them and armed colonisation of their land by others. If Tamils have the sovereignty of their land they can receive anyone with embracing hands.

  195. Tamils need a strong democratic politics.

    It may have many shades but should be monolithic when it comes to the national question.

    The extremism of colonization thrust upon Eezham Tamils is sure to contribute to a fresh upsurge that will be united and powerful more than ever in dealing with not only the national question but also the liberation of all sections of the Eezham Tamil society.

  196. Easvaranathan Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Is this Puligal Born Again ?? LOL – the post sounds Silly as in the case of Puli !!

    Words are like birds that fly without feathers. But they have a meaning hidden from our view.

    Well, as far as we are concerned, Our Words are like the tip of a ninja Sword ! – Cut’s through mercilessly when used right for the right cause. This is why your copy and paste articles sound more like the example you gave – Birds without feathers – Meaningless !!

    Everything I write is from the consummation of ideas that precipitate from the seriousness of appropriate connotation. They deserve applicability response.

    This is the first time I am replying you in this Handle – so – I would not know what your previous handles were or who the hell you are or which apeland you are from !!

    If anybody touches upon the idea of mindset, the same is applied to that person too who endeavours the confrontation.

    Bring it on Sista !!

    Human suffering and pain that evoked global concern after the war on Tamils in 2009 can not be stifled whatsoever.

    There was never a War on Tamils, but on Apes of LTTE – So you are starting your argument on a wring footing. If it was a war on Tamils, there would not have been So many Tamils supporting the government of Sri Lanka on the war front.

    Let me start by putting down a few points

    1. Who closed the Mavil Aru water gates ? Is this for or against HR norms ? Can Anyone justify this act ??
    Here, Humans without Ethnic boundaries suffered because they were deprived of their day to day water requirements !!
    2. The GOSL had to get rid of this menace – is it wrong for them to think that way?
    3. Why did not the LTTE fight like brave Valiant soldiers, but, use the poor Tamil People of the north as human shields ?
    4. Why did the LTTE shoot at those who tried to escape ?
    5. Why did LTTE use pregnant mothers to come as suicide bombers who exploded them selves when among the civilians killing more Tamil civilians than SLA soldiers?

    So, if at all some one declared war on Tamils, it was the LTTE – GOSL from inception mentioned that they want to save the innocent Tamil citizens of the north from the Apes of LTTE.

    History is full of factual evidences.

    Totally agree – and all evidence points out to the Apes of LTTE for mistreating the poor Tamil people of north. They were deprived of many things including their food rations and medicine that was sent to them by the government of Sri Lanka in-spite of knowing that most will be stolen by the LTTE – This is why the Tamils of north love the GOSL and not the LTTE Apes or the supporters of LTTE as your self – Apes again !

    In a forum everybody has the right to air his or her views. If a certain view does not appeal to the mind of a person, it is his or her problem to deal with.

    Expressing views are most welcome, Copy and paste from some bullshit site – not welcome. But, either way, the content that are put down are subject to debate. No one should agree with anyone, hence, debate – there should not be an issue with debating, unless you Suck at it like most of you Apes do – you apes never answer any question – act pussy or spineless – not like worriers !

    Human suffering and pain in life deserve our concern, respect and kindness. That is what life is for.

    Human suffering happens everywhere in many forms – even for you who think that you are safe in the western heavens, try sitting still in the same place for a few hours without moving – Isn’t it a suffering ??

    But, there are larger scale suffering that happens which we all agree on – but, to get rid of or minimize the suffering, you need to get to the root cause and eliminate it or come up with an alternative solution acceptable to all involved.

    See, people in north and east were suffering, and GOSL eliminated the root cause – Mentally sick Piribaharan – Good noh ? People in the east are already reaping the benefits and soon shall the people of the north !

    Hard logic and reason most often derail our mind from the path of seeking truth in life.

    I would appreciate if you could explain this very much valid post you put to your hardcore Eelamists and explain to them why they are almost mentally brainwashed !

    It is always the Truth that frees human mind from illusion.

    Please tell Eelamists to Free your selves from the illusions of Eelam and things would be fine to all !!

    This is a free world and free ideas rule the world.

    Ideas are always good – it is an idea that would ensure we break boundaries and find new things. However, Ideas also should be realistic, or if not, going behind such idea only would end up being a waste of time.

  197. I find it very Funny that Anandaraja in an above post calling DBS Jeyraj to have multiple personality disorders – I trust most of you apes who post here suffer from the same disorder big time – See the amount of handles used from the same IP address to copy and paste various articles from Tamil.net – LOL !! I think the main culprit would be Rohan, the victim of his own brainlessness !!

    Also quite fascinating to see Pageeth Eknaligoda appearing and making a copy and paste blog – LOL !! It would have been easier if he could have written to his family & the authority to say where he is than copy and paste articles :) !!

    I also see that the dogs have found a fly in the tail that they could try catch and in the process go round and round – Good article on rape by Vishnu Alias Rohan alias…never ending list ! Good to see that the free media in Sri Lanka actually had the freedom to publish such post and also to mention that the Law and order is in the right path where action is taken against the criminal. If such act had been performed, he def should be punished – no arguments !!

    But also, we, as people who travel the world for many reasons know that such brutal act could happen anywhere including New York and London. Travelers do know of this risk wherever they go and take necessary actions not to get in to any trouble and unfortunately, it still does happen all over the world. Remember, the LTTE not only raped, but killed those who they raped :(… Bad Apes !!

  198. 15000 Tamil kids study under trees

    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM
    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    Fifteen thousand school children in the North and East are compelled to study under trees since schools have been converted into IDP and transit camps and detention centres, while the government spends millions on military bases, education department sources said. The situation is grave in Vavuniya, Omanthai, Maithadi and Kilinochchi where the majority of schools function in temporary shelters with minimal facilities.
    “Omanthai Maha Vidyalayam is used as a transit camp for people who are returning to their villages from IDP camps. Although a year has passed after the civil war ended, no steps have been taken by the government to either build new shelters for IDPs, or to rebuild schools in another location,” said an education ministry official.
    Meanwhile, General Secretary of Sri Lanka Teacher Services Union (SLTSU) Mahinda Jayasinghe told LAKBIMAnEWS that there is also a massive dearth of teachers in the North and the East, which is having a negative impact on education. This shortage mainly affects subjects such as English where the education authorities are dependant on pensioners who have been re-enlisted on contract basis.
    “Not only are thousands of students continuing their education without buildings, water or sanitary facilities, these schools also need hundreds of teachers,” Jayasinghe said. “A lot of teachers who worked in these schools have either left for Colombo or have left the island. Even 14 months after the end of the war the government has not appointed Tamil medium teachers to these areas.”
    Jayasinghe added that there are over 500 Tamil medium teachers in the 2010 batch at teacher training centres in the island, but none of them have been given appointments because of the lack of funds.
    “Each year around 3000 trained teachers are given appointments around this time of the year, but this time that is not the case. Appointment letters are not given since no funds have been allocated in the 2010 budget. This means that thousands of Tamil youth will sit for O/L and A/L exams partially ready.”
    Meanwhile in a recent visit to Wishwamadu Army Commander Major General Jagath Jayasuriya claimed that with the establishment of new army camps, buildings which have been occupied for security purposes will be returned to schools.

    http://www.lakbimanews.lk/news/laknew1.htm

  199. The comment by "Prageeth Eknaligoda" above at 10:43 P.M. on Augl. 10 is objectionable on several counts:
    1. It's wrong to appropriate Prageeth's name for your post. How do you think his family would feel if they saw it? Have some decency.
    2. Your comment appears to be a cut and paste of a press release issued by several media organizations. The press release can be found at http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-where-is-prageeth-10-…. It's inappropriate to simply cut and paste statements and post them as comments; this forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original entry, not simply for people to do cut and paste jobs.
    3. You have "AI" at the bottom of your comment, which would lead people to believe that Amnesty International was a party to this press release. While AI has supported the Global Day of Action for Prageeth Eknaligoda and continues to campaign on his case, Amnesty is not one of the organizations issuing this particular press release (as can be seen by viewing the actual press release itself). Your attempt to mislead people in this regard is highly objectionable.

  200. International human rights organizations are very concerned about the continued detention of alleged LTTE members and reports of alleged mistreatment.

    Detainees have not been permitted to challenge their detentions in court and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) does not have access to them.

  201. The impending U.N. inquiry into alleged war crimes is not the only foreign relations issue dogging President Rajapaksa's government. The European Union has withdrawn its concessionary tariffs for Sri Lanka's exports as of August 15 this year.

    Worst hit will be the apparel industry. Apparel industrialists fear that cutbacks in production as a result of the ban would force them to retrench labor or even shut down factories.

    Rohan Masakorala, chairman of Sri Lanka's Joint Apparel Exporters Forum, said the loss for the current year will be between $300 million and $500 million.

    The EU had sought a written commitment from the government before July 1 that 15 EU conditions would be carried out. Those include a demand, in accordance with the constitution, that "independent and impartial appointments to key public positions, is fully safeguarded."

    This demand extends to a "Constitutional Council which adequately reflects the interests of all political, ethnic and religious groups and minorities within the Sri Lankan society."

    The EU also called for the repeal of remaining 2005 emergency regulations, the adoption and prompt implementation of a national human rights action plan, and sought to "ensure journalists can exercise their professional duties without harassment."
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/s

  202. To Anandarajah and others,

    A simple question to the pro-LTTE, anti-DBS crowd.

    Do you agree with DBS being attacked and having his legs broken by LTTE goons in 1993 and also being threatened by LTTE goons in 2009?

    p.s. I also strongly condemn this Comment Genocide. My comments have also been ruthlessly genocided by distraught followers of the Fat One.

  203. Bitterness over High Security Zones continues to poison post war reconciliation.

    Rajapaksa promised that Tamils would be resettled in their homes

    Defence Affairs Spokesman rhetorically responded to a media question that High Security Zones were going to stay, faint hope among the displaced Tamils for the magnanimity of the victor evaporated into thin air. When the Cabinet met in Kilinochchi, early this month, 2000 odd families petitioned the President requesting that they be allowed to return to their original land, where the military has now built a camp.

    The worst fear of the Tamils is a rapid change of the demography in the region, courtesy Sri Lankan military expansion.

    Suresh Premachandran MP recalls that the commander of the army meeting the Malwatte Maha Nayake Thera, had assured that the army would set up permanent cantonments in the North East, which could also accommodate family members of soldiers.

    Four thousand acres of land have been taken over in Murukandi and Kilinochchi to build a new Sri Lankan military cantonment. The inhabitants of three villages have been displaced.

    Tamils would lose their representation and they are opposing Sinhala colonization programmes

  204. The comment by "Prageeth Eknaligoda" above at 10:43 P.M. on Augl. 10 is objectionable on several counts:
    1. It's wrong to appropriate Prageeth's name for your post. How do you think his family would feel if they saw it? Have some decency.
    2. Your comment appears to be a cut and paste of a press release issued by several media organizations. The press release can be found at http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-where-is-prageeth-10-…. It's inappropriate to simply cut and paste statements and post them as comments; this forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original entry, not simply for people to do cut and paste jobs.
    3. You have "AI" at the bottom of your comment, which would lead people to believe that Amnesty International was a party to this press release. While AI has supported the Global Day of Action for Prageeth Eknaligoda and continues to campaign on his case, Amnesty is not one of the organizations issuing this particular press release (as can be seen by viewing the actual press release itself). Your attempt to mislead people in this regard is highly objectionable.

  205. The comment by "Prageeth Eknaligoda" above at 10:43 P.M. on Augl. 10 is objectionable on several counts:
    1. It's wrong to appropriate Prageeth's name for your post. How do you think his family would feel if they saw it? Have some decency.
    2. Your comment appears to be a cut and paste of a press release issued by several media organizations. The press release can be found at http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-where-is-prageeth-10-…. It's inappropriate to simply cut and paste statements and post them as comments; this forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original entry, not simply for people to do cut and paste jobs.
    3. You have "AI" at the bottom of your comment, which would lead people to believe that Amnesty International was a party to this press release. While AI has supported the Global Day of Action for Prageeth Eknaligoda and continues to campaign on his case, Amnesty is not one of the organizations issuing this particular press release (as can be seen by viewing the actual press release itself). Your attempt to mislead people in this regard is highly objectionable.

  206. The impending U.N. inquiry into alleged war crimes is not the only foreign relations issue dogging President Rajapaksa's government. The European Union has withdrawn its concessionary tariffs for Sri Lanka's exports as of August 15 this year.

    Worst hit will be the apparel industry. Apparel industrialists fear that cutbacks in production as a result of the ban would force them to retrench labor or even shut down factories.

    Rohan Masakorala, chairman of Sri Lanka's Joint Apparel Exporters Forum, said the loss for the current year will be between $300 million and $500 million.

    The EU had sought a written commitment from the government before July 1 that 15 EU conditions would be carried out. Those include a demand, in accordance with the constitution, that "independent and impartial appointments to key public positions, is fully safeguarded."

    This demand extends to a "Constitutional Council which adequately reflects the interests of all political, ethnic and religious groups and minorities within the Sri Lankan society."

    The EU also called for the repeal of remaining 2005 emergency regulations, the adoption and prompt implementation of a national human rights action plan, and sought to "ensure journalists can exercise their professional duties without harassment."
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/s

  207. The impending U.N. inquiry into alleged war crimes is not the only foreign relations issue dogging President Rajapaksa's government. The European Union has withdrawn its concessionary tariffs for Sri Lanka's exports as of August 15 this year.

    Worst hit will be the apparel industry. Apparel industrialists fear that cutbacks in production as a result of the ban would force them to retrench labor or even shut down factories.

    Rohan Masakorala, chairman of Sri Lanka's Joint Apparel Exporters Forum, said the loss for the current year will be between $300 million and $500 million.

    The EU had sought a written commitment from the government before July 1 that 15 EU conditions would be carried out. Those include a demand, in accordance with the constitution, that "independent and impartial appointments to key public positions, is fully safeguarded."

    This demand extends to a "Constitutional Council which adequately reflects the interests of all political, ethnic and religious groups and minorities within the Sri Lankan society."

    The EU also called for the repeal of remaining 2005 emergency regulations, the adoption and prompt implementation of a national human rights action plan, and sought to "ensure journalists can exercise their professional duties without harassment."
    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/s

  208. Eelam delenda est

    The question should be – is DBSJ Anti-Tamil ? :)

    This is a bit strange that DBSJ is allowed by Sri Lankan Army to have a phone interview with a prisoner KP and not the other major media outlets like- CNN, BBC, SKY ????? :) :) :)

    A lot of Sinhalese are reading and posting on DBSJ blog.

    And last time he posted an article about the Tamil IDPs or re-settled Tamils was 12 months ago, so you see that the suffering of the Tamils is not important to BDSJ !!!!!!!!! :(

  209. Karuththurimaikk Kazhakam (Union for Freedom of Expression), an umbrella organization consisting of several poltical and humanitarian organizations in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions condemning the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu for willingly maintaining silence over for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa regime's blatant violation of democracy related to its war crimes committed during the war on Vanni and the frequent killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a public meeting held 06 August in Chennai Purasavaakkam Thaa'naa Street, sources in Chennai said. The meeting was presided by Comrade Nallakannu of the Communist Party of India. Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kalazham (MDMK) proposed the resolutions that were passed unanimously.

    Kolathoor Mani and Porf. Saraswathy of Periayar Dravida Kazhakam, Thamizharuvi Maniam (Ghandian Movement), Dr. Krishnasamy (Puthiya Thamizhakam Party), Abdul Samathu (Manitha Neaya Makkal Kadchi), P. Maniarasan (Tamil National Communist Party), Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhakam), Prof. Theeran, Thiyagu (Tamil National Liberation Movement) and several other prominent persons participated in the above meeting.

    The following were some of the resolutions passed:

    International journalists are not allowed by Rajapksa government to visit the war devastated Tamils in the North and East in Sri Lanka in order to hide its war crimes to the outer world. Their fate remains a mystery. We strongly condemn the governments of India and Tamil Nadu for turning a blind eye to this blatant violation of democracy by Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Navy continues to kill our Tamil Nadu fishermen who dare the seas to make a living, on the false accusation that they have trespassed into Si Lankan seas and it has become customary for the Central Government of India and Tamil Nadu State government to passively accept the lies of Sri Lanka government and our association condemns this attitude of enmity towards Tamil Nadu fishermen by both governments in the strongest terms.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  210. @ Somasunderam
    How can DBS be ‘anti-Tamil’, unless you equate Tamils = LTTE. You know that only racists Sinhalese think like that!

    DBS has been very critical of the Sri Lanka Army, SL govt and the LTTE. He’s a reporter. i.e. he reports what people tell him. It’s not particularly hard to understand. :)

    Do you agree and approve with DBS being attacked and having his legs broken by LTTE goons in 1993 and also being threatened by LTTE goons in 2009?

  211. Sri Lanka civil war commission begins hearingsHuman rights groups say government-appointed inquiry flawed because it has no mandate to investigate alleged war crimes in 2009 conflict

    A government-appointed commission examining Sri Lanka’s civil war began public hearings today amid international scepticism about its credibility.

    The commission has no mandate to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians died in the final months of the conflict.

    The United Nations has said that at least 7,000 civilians were killed in the five months before the end of the war in May 2009, when government forces finally crushed ethnic Tamil rebels who had been fighting for an independent state for a quarter of a century.

    The rebels had claimed marginalisation of minority Tamils by ethnic Sinhalese-controlled governments.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the commission in May, a year after the end of the conflict, to determine why a ceasefire brokered by Norway and signed by the government and Tamil Tigers in 2002 had collapsed.

    Human rights groups say the commission is aimed at deflecting calls for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes including the government shelling of civilians.

    In June, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, appointed a three-member panel to advise him on ensuring accountability for the alleged abuses during the war.

    Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with the panel or issue visas for its members, saying an external panel is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty.

    The commission chairman, CR de Silva, said in his opening remarks today that the time had come to “consolidate the military victory by addressing the root causes of the conflict and establish national integrity and reconciliation”.

    The commission began its hearings with presentations by the ex-Sri Lankan ambassador to the US Bernard Gunatillake, also a former government peace negotiator with the Tigers.

    Gunatillake said the Tigers were not sincere in peace talks that followed the 2002 ceasefire and were buying time for another war.

    He called for the immediate resettlement of tens of thousands of displaced civilians still living in camps and the return of private land and houses occupied by the army as important steps towards long-term peace.

    Hearings also will be conducted in ethnic Tamil areas to allow people to air grievances, de Silva said.

    The hearings will be held in public except when witnesses ask for a closed session or sensitive security details are discussed, he added.

    In addition to accusations of indiscriminate shelling, rights groups have also accused government forces of having blocked access to food and medicine for minority Tamil civilians trapped in the war.

    The rebels have been accused of holding civilians as human shields, killing those trying to escape the violence and forcibly recruiting children as fighters.

    Earlier this year, the International Crisis Group thinktank said in a report that at least 30,000 civilians could have died in the final stages of the war.

    It said it had calculated the figure by comparing the original population of the war zone with the number who escaped the fighting.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/11/sri-l

  212. Full Text: Letter signed by 58 US lawmakers urging independent international investigation of Sri Lanka war
    58 US lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to call for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/full_text_let

  213. People like Karuna, Douglas Devananda are neither respected by Tamils nor genuinely respected by the Sinhalese, for they see them as someone without self-respect in the company of devil dancers.

    Tamils can understand the difference between forced exodus of them and armed colonisation of their land by others. If Tamils have the sovereignty of their land they can receive anyone with embracing hands.

  214. I’m deeply religious and pious

    I believe-there is a divine justice, karma

    Recent floods and mudslides in China is a punishment form God for supporting the most ruthless army in the world- the Sri Lanka Army

  215. Tamils need a strong democratic politics.

    It may have many shades but should be monolithic when it comes to the national question.

    The extremism of colonization thrust upon Eezham Tamils is sure to contribute to a fresh upsurge that will be united and powerful more than ever in dealing with not only the national question but also the liberation of all sections of the Eezham Tamil society.

  216. Karuththurimaikk Kazhakam (Union for Freedom of Expression), an umbrella organization consisting of several poltical and humanitarian organizations in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions condemning the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu for willingly maintaining silence over for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa regime's blatant violation of democracy related to its war crimes committed during the war on Vanni and the frequent killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a public meeting held 06 August in Chennai Purasavaakkam Thaa'naa Street, sources in Chennai said. The meeting was presided by Comrade Nallakannu of the Communist Party of India. Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kalazham (MDMK) proposed the resolutions that were passed unanimously.

    Kolathoor Mani and Porf. Saraswathy of Periayar Dravida Kazhakam, Thamizharuvi Maniam (Ghandian Movement), Dr. Krishnasamy (Puthiya Thamizhakam Party), Abdul Samathu (Manitha Neaya Makkal Kadchi), P. Maniarasan (Tamil National Communist Party), Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhakam), Prof. Theeran, Thiyagu (Tamil National Liberation Movement) and several other prominent persons participated in the above meeting.

    The following were some of the resolutions passed:

    International journalists are not allowed by Rajapksa government to visit the war devastated Tamils in the North and East in Sri Lanka in order to hide its war crimes to the outer world. Their fate remains a mystery. We strongly condemn the governments of India and Tamil Nadu for turning a blind eye to this blatant violation of democracy by Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Navy continues to kill our Tamil Nadu fishermen who dare the seas to make a living, on the false accusation that they have trespassed into Si Lankan seas and it has become customary for the Central Government of India and Tamil Nadu State government to passively accept the lies of Sri Lanka government and our association condemns this attitude of enmity towards Tamil Nadu fishermen by both governments in the strongest terms.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  217. Karuththurimaikk Kazhakam (Union for Freedom of Expression), an umbrella organization consisting of several poltical and humanitarian organizations in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions condemning the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu for willingly maintaining silence over for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa regime's blatant violation of democracy related to its war crimes committed during the war on Vanni and the frequent killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a public meeting held 06 August in Chennai Purasavaakkam Thaa'naa Street, sources in Chennai said. The meeting was presided by Comrade Nallakannu of the Communist Party of India. Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kalazham (MDMK) proposed the resolutions that were passed unanimously.

    Kolathoor Mani and Porf. Saraswathy of Periayar Dravida Kazhakam, Thamizharuvi Maniam (Ghandian Movement), Dr. Krishnasamy (Puthiya Thamizhakam Party), Abdul Samathu (Manitha Neaya Makkal Kadchi), P. Maniarasan (Tamil National Communist Party), Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhakam), Prof. Theeran, Thiyagu (Tamil National Liberation Movement) and several other prominent persons participated in the above meeting.

    The following were some of the resolutions passed:

    International journalists are not allowed by Rajapksa government to visit the war devastated Tamils in the North and East in Sri Lanka in order to hide its war crimes to the outer world. Their fate remains a mystery. We strongly condemn the governments of India and Tamil Nadu for turning a blind eye to this blatant violation of democracy by Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Navy continues to kill our Tamil Nadu fishermen who dare the seas to make a living, on the false accusation that they have trespassed into Si Lankan seas and it has become customary for the Central Government of India and Tamil Nadu State government to passively accept the lies of Sri Lanka government and our association condemns this attitude of enmity towards Tamil Nadu fishermen by both governments in the strongest terms.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  218. Sri Lanka civil war commission begins hearingsHuman rights groups say government-appointed inquiry flawed because it has no mandate to investigate alleged war crimes in 2009 conflict

    A government-appointed commission examining Sri Lanka’s civil war began public hearings today amid international scepticism about its credibility.

    The commission has no mandate to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians died in the final months of the conflict.

    The United Nations has said that at least 7,000 civilians were killed in the five months before the end of the war in May 2009, when government forces finally crushed ethnic Tamil rebels who had been fighting for an independent state for a quarter of a century.

    The rebels had claimed marginalisation of minority Tamils by ethnic Sinhalese-controlled governments.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the commission in May, a year after the end of the conflict, to determine why a ceasefire brokered by Norway and signed by the government and Tamil Tigers in 2002 had collapsed.

    Human rights groups say the commission is aimed at deflecting calls for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes including the government shelling of civilians.

    In June, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, appointed a three-member panel to advise him on ensuring accountability for the alleged abuses during the war.

    Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with the panel or issue visas for its members, saying an external panel is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty.

    The commission chairman, CR de Silva, said in his opening remarks today that the time had come to “consolidate the military victory by addressing the root causes of the conflict and establish national integrity and reconciliation”.

    The commission began its hearings with presentations by the ex-Sri Lankan ambassador to the US Bernard Gunatillake, also a former government peace negotiator with the Tigers.

    Gunatillake said the Tigers were not sincere in peace talks that followed the 2002 ceasefire and were buying time for another war.

    He called for the immediate resettlement of tens of thousands of displaced civilians still living in camps and the return of private land and houses occupied by the army as important steps towards long-term peace.

    Hearings also will be conducted in ethnic Tamil areas to allow people to air grievances, de Silva said.

    The hearings will be held in public except when witnesses ask for a closed session or sensitive security details are discussed, he added.

    In addition to accusations of indiscriminate shelling, rights groups have also accused government forces of having blocked access to food and medicine for minority Tamil civilians trapped in the war.

    The rebels have been accused of holding civilians as human shields, killing those trying to escape the violence and forcibly recruiting children as fighters.

    Earlier this year, the International Crisis Group thinktank said in a report that at least 30,000 civilians could have died in the final stages of the war.

    It said it had calculated the figure by comparing the original population of the war zone with the number who escaped the fighting.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/11/sri-l

  219. Sri Lanka civil war commission begins hearingsHuman rights groups say government-appointed inquiry flawed because it has no mandate to investigate alleged war crimes in 2009 conflict

    A government-appointed commission examining Sri Lanka’s civil war began public hearings today amid international scepticism about its credibility.

    The commission has no mandate to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians died in the final months of the conflict.

    The United Nations has said that at least 7,000 civilians were killed in the five months before the end of the war in May 2009, when government forces finally crushed ethnic Tamil rebels who had been fighting for an independent state for a quarter of a century.

    The rebels had claimed marginalisation of minority Tamils by ethnic Sinhalese-controlled governments.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the commission in May, a year after the end of the conflict, to determine why a ceasefire brokered by Norway and signed by the government and Tamil Tigers in 2002 had collapsed.

    Human rights groups say the commission is aimed at deflecting calls for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes including the government shelling of civilians.

    In June, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, appointed a three-member panel to advise him on ensuring accountability for the alleged abuses during the war.

    Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with the panel or issue visas for its members, saying an external panel is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty.

    The commission chairman, CR de Silva, said in his opening remarks today that the time had come to “consolidate the military victory by addressing the root causes of the conflict and establish national integrity and reconciliation”.

    The commission began its hearings with presentations by the ex-Sri Lankan ambassador to the US Bernard Gunatillake, also a former government peace negotiator with the Tigers.

    Gunatillake said the Tigers were not sincere in peace talks that followed the 2002 ceasefire and were buying time for another war.

    He called for the immediate resettlement of tens of thousands of displaced civilians still living in camps and the return of private land and houses occupied by the army as important steps towards long-term peace.

    Hearings also will be conducted in ethnic Tamil areas to allow people to air grievances, de Silva said.

    The hearings will be held in public except when witnesses ask for a closed session or sensitive security details are discussed, he added.

    In addition to accusations of indiscriminate shelling, rights groups have also accused government forces of having blocked access to food and medicine for minority Tamil civilians trapped in the war.

    The rebels have been accused of holding civilians as human shields, killing those trying to escape the violence and forcibly recruiting children as fighters.

    Earlier this year, the International Crisis Group thinktank said in a report that at least 30,000 civilians could have died in the final stages of the war.

    It said it had calculated the figure by comparing the original population of the war zone with the number who escaped the fighting.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/11/sri-l

  220. Full Text: Letter signed by 58 US lawmakers urging independent international investigation of Sri Lanka war
    58 US lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to call for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/full_text_let

  221. Full Text: Letter signed by 58 US lawmakers urging independent international investigation of Sri Lanka war
    58 US lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to call for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka's civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations "lacked the needed credibility."
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/full_text_let

  222. Bitterness over High Security Zones continues to poison post war reconciliation.

    Rajapaksa promised that Tamils would be resettled in their homes

    Defence Affairs Spokesman rhetorically responded to a media question that High Security Zones were going to stay, faint hope among the displaced Tamils for the magnanimity of the victor evaporated into thin air. When the Cabinet met in Kilinochchi, early this month, 2000 odd families petitioned the President requesting that they be allowed to return to their original land, where the military has now built a camp.

    The worst fear of the Tamils is a rapid change of the demography in the region, courtesy Sri Lankan military expansion.

    Suresh Premachandran MP recalls that the commander of the army meeting the Malwatte Maha Nayake Thera, had assured that the army would set up permanent cantonments in the North East, which could also accommodate family members of soldiers.

    Four thousand acres of land have been taken over in Murukandi and Kilinochchi to build a new Sri Lankan military cantonment. The inhabitants of three villages have been displaced.

    Tamils would lose their representation and they are opposing Sinhala colonization programmes

  223. The comment by “Prageeth Eknaligoda” above at 10:43 P.M. on Augl. 10 is objectionable on several counts:
    1. It’s wrong to appropriate Prageeth’s name for your post. How do you think his family would feel if they saw it? Have some decency.
    2. Your comment appears to be a cut and paste of a press release issued by several media organizations. The press release can be found at http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-where-is-prageeth-10-08-2010,38113.html. It’s inappropriate to simply cut and paste statements and post them as comments; this forum is intended for reasoned discussion of the issues raised by the original entry, not simply for people to do cut and paste jobs.
    3. You have “AI” at the bottom of your comment, which would lead people to believe that Amnesty International was a party to this press release. While AI has supported the Global Day of Action for Prageeth Eknaligoda and continues to campaign on his case, Amnesty is not one of the organizations issuing this particular press release (as can be seen by viewing the actual press release itself). Your attempt to mislead people in this regard is highly objectionable.

  224. The impending U.N. inquiry into alleged war crimes is not the only foreign relations issue dogging President Rajapaksa’s government. The European Union has withdrawn its concessionary tariffs for Sri Lanka’s exports as of August 15 this year.

    Worst hit will be the apparel industry. Apparel industrialists fear that cutbacks in production as a result of the ban would force them to retrench labor or even shut down factories.

    Rohan Masakorala, chairman of Sri Lanka’s Joint Apparel Exporters Forum, said the loss for the current year will be between $300 million and $500 million.

    The EU had sought a written commitment from the government before July 1 that 15 EU conditions would be carried out. Those include a demand, in accordance with the constitution, that “independent and impartial appointments to key public positions, is fully safeguarded.”

    This demand extends to a “Constitutional Council which adequately reflects the interests of all political, ethnic and religious groups and minorities within the Sri Lankan society.”

    The EU also called for the repeal of remaining 2005 emergency regulations, the adoption and prompt implementation of a national human rights action plan, and sought to “ensure journalists can exercise their professional duties without harassment.”

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/10/sri.lanka.un.eu.us.economy.trade/index.html?eref=rss_world&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%28RSS%3A+World%29#fbid=XxKZDkrAz7r&wom=false

  225. I’m deeply religious and pious

    I believe-there is a divine justice, karma

    Recent floods and mudslides in China is a punishment form God for supporting the most ruthless army in the world- the Sri Lanka Army

  226. Karuththurimaikk Kazhakam (Union for Freedom of Expression), an umbrella organization consisting of several poltical and humanitarian organizations in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions condemning the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu for willingly maintaining silence over for Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa regime’s blatant violation of democracy related to its war crimes committed during the war on Vanni and the frequent killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a public meeting held 06 August in Chennai Purasavaakkam Thaa’naa Street, sources in Chennai said. The meeting was presided by Comrade Nallakannu of the Communist Party of India. Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kalazham (MDMK) proposed the resolutions that were passed unanimously.

    Kolathoor Mani and Porf. Saraswathy of Periayar Dravida Kazhakam, Thamizharuvi Maniam (Ghandian Movement), Dr. Krishnasamy (Puthiya Thamizhakam Party), Abdul Samathu (Manitha Neaya Makkal Kadchi), P. Maniarasan (Tamil National Communist Party), Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhakam), Prof. Theeran, Thiyagu (Tamil National Liberation Movement) and several other prominent persons participated in the above meeting.

    The following were some of the resolutions passed:

    International journalists are not allowed by Rajapksa government to visit the war devastated Tamils in the North and East in Sri Lanka in order to hide its war crimes to the outer world. Their fate remains a mystery. We strongly condemn the governments of India and Tamil Nadu for turning a blind eye to this blatant violation of democracy by Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka Navy continues to kill our Tamil Nadu fishermen who dare the seas to make a living, on the false accusation that they have trespassed into Si Lankan seas and it has become customary for the Central Government of India and Tamil Nadu State government to passively accept the lies of Sri Lanka government and our association condemns this attitude of enmity towards Tamil Nadu fishermen by both governments in the strongest terms.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32390

  227. Sri Lanka civil war commission begins hearingsHuman rights groups say government-appointed inquiry flawed because it has no mandate to investigate alleged war crimes in 2009 conflict

    A government-appointed commission examining Sri Lanka’s civil war began public hearings today amid international scepticism about its credibility.

    The commission has no mandate to investigate allegations that thousands of civilians died in the final months of the conflict.

    The United Nations has said that at least 7,000 civilians were killed in the five months before the end of the war in May 2009, when government forces finally crushed ethnic Tamil rebels who had been fighting for an independent state for a quarter of a century.

    The rebels had claimed marginalisation of minority Tamils by ethnic Sinhalese-controlled governments.

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the commission in May, a year after the end of the conflict, to determine why a ceasefire brokered by Norway and signed by the government and Tamil Tigers in 2002 had collapsed.

    Human rights groups say the commission is aimed at deflecting calls for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes including the government shelling of civilians.

    In June, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, appointed a three-member panel to advise him on ensuring accountability for the alleged abuses during the war.

    Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with the panel or issue visas for its members, saying an external panel is an infringement of the country’s sovereignty.

    The commission chairman, CR de Silva, said in his opening remarks today that the time had come to “consolidate the military victory by addressing the root causes of the conflict and establish national integrity and reconciliation”.

    The commission began its hearings with presentations by the ex-Sri Lankan ambassador to the US Bernard Gunatillake, also a former government peace negotiator with the Tigers.

    Gunatillake said the Tigers were not sincere in peace talks that followed the 2002 ceasefire and were buying time for another war.

    He called for the immediate resettlement of tens of thousands of displaced civilians still living in camps and the return of private land and houses occupied by the army as important steps towards long-term peace.

    Hearings also will be conducted in ethnic Tamil areas to allow people to air grievances, de Silva said.

    The hearings will be held in public except when witnesses ask for a closed session or sensitive security details are discussed, he added.

    In addition to accusations of indiscriminate shelling, rights groups have also accused government forces of having blocked access to food and medicine for minority Tamil civilians trapped in the war.

    The rebels have been accused of holding civilians as human shields, killing those trying to escape the violence and forcibly recruiting children as fighters.

    Earlier this year, the International Crisis Group thinktank said in a report that at least 30,000 civilians could have died in the final stages of the war.

    It said it had calculated the figure by comparing the original population of the war zone with the number who escaped the fighting.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/11/sri-lanka-civil-war-commission

  228. Full Text: Letter signed by 58 US lawmakers urging independent international investigation of Sri Lanka war
    58 US lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to call for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during Sri Lanka’s civil war.

    In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the members of Congress called for such a probe saying panels set up by the Sri Lankan government to probe the allegations “lacked the needed credibility.”

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/full_text_letter_signed_by_57.html#more

  229. Jim McDonald Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Please remove the post on Prageeth Ekneligoda Says: August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  230. Jim McDonald Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Please remove the post on Prageeth Ekneligoda Says: August 10th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  231. Glad to see that Jim has finally seen the light – Bravo !!!

    As much as I appreciate you mentioning 3 points of refrain to the people who write here, I would like to see some action against the cut and paste brigades.

    Jim – it still is happening – we see more and more copy and paste articles and some painstakingly long and I don't read, neither I believe most other do. May be, you can have a system where your system would do an Internet search (like in hub pages) and not publish articles that are published elsewhere – for those who are interested in going through those articles and publishing them, they can just have a link and I do like your policy of 2 links per post – makes a load of sense (for once) !!

  232. Have a bit of time to waste today – so thought of looking at some unworthy posts !!

    Jegemogenandan Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    People like Karuna, Douglas Devananda are neither respected by Tamils nor genuinely respected by the Sinhalese.

    LOL – Guys – they won their seats and electorates !

    Do you think the same with Ganeshan and Digampalam who were elected ministers who crossed over ?

    Now, we would not know how people felt about Ape Piriba noh ? He was pussy to stand a election !

    Tamils can understand the difference between forced exodus of them and armed colonisation of their land by others.

    Does this include them settling in Wellawatte because they did not want to live with Apes ????? Can we call this colonization too ??

    Navaratnam Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    15000 Tamil kids study under trees
    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    Why ?? Who used their schools as bunkers and fire arm points ?? GOSL ??
    Who destroyed their schools ? GOSL ?

    At least their schools are now being developed and constructed and these children are studying at least under trees (like some Singhala and Muslim – basically Sri Lankan children do in other parts of the country as they do not have facilities either). Some time back, these children were forcefully taken away from their parents and were given Cyanide capsules to be hung around the neck and guns to their hands – be grateful that they are studying now – They are grateful, so why can't you be ??

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM

    Obviously, to ensure that tiger tails don't mushroom to swallow the innocence of good people !!

    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    An issue common in all parts of the Island – can't single out – even Colombo lacks teachers !

    Somasunderam Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    International human rights organizations are very concerned about the continued detention of alleged LTTE members and reports of alleged mistreatment.

    LOL – You want to send these Tiger tails to the society without rehabilitating them ???? You must be Freaking Joking – Ape !!

    Jegemogenandan Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Tamils need a strong democratic politics.

    We all agree on this – to do so, they need to get in to the democratic stream – join parties like EPDP, TNA etc.. or for another party which is in line with democracy and start proper politics – Going around shooting people wouldn't help nah ?

  233. Please DO NOT remove the post. It should remain as a permanent reminder showing how the pro-Eelam crowd operates. Ghoulishly feeding on the misery, suffering and anguish of others to keep alive their crazed ideas for establishing Eelam.

    I mean, for movement that forcibly recruited an entire generation of Tamil children to become child soldiers, this is nothing. A mere detail.

  234. Vanni, northern Sri Lanka, where war has never ended

    The area is still actually in the hands of the military, which allowed the return of the population but force them to live in absolute poverty.

    The Sri Lanka military blocks any attempts to improve their lives, but does not stop abuse and violence against the Tamils

  235. Glad to see that Jim has finally seen the light – Bravo !!!

    As much as I appreciate you mentioning 3 points of refrain to the people who write here, I would like to see some action against the cut and paste brigades.

    Jim – it still is happening – we see more and more copy and paste articles and some painstakingly long and I don’t read, neither I believe most other do. May be, you can have a system where your system would do an Internet search (like in hub pages) and not publish articles that are published elsewhere – for those who are interested in going through those articles and publishing them, they can just have a link and I do like your policy of 2 links per post – makes a load of sense (for once) !!

  236. Have a bit of time to waste today – so thought of looking at some unworthy posts !!

    Jegemogenandan Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    People like Karuna, Douglas Devananda are neither respected by Tamils nor genuinely respected by the Sinhalese.

    LOL – Guys – they won their seats and electorates !

    Do you think the same with Ganeshan and Digampalam who were elected ministers who crossed over ?

    Now, we would not know how people felt about Ape Piriba noh ? He was pussy to stand a election !

    Tamils can understand the difference between forced exodus of them and armed colonisation of their land by others.

    Does this include them settling in Wellawatte because they did not want to live with Apes ????? Can we call this colonization too ??

    Navaratnam Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    15000 Tamil kids study under trees
    15000 N.E kids study under trees

    Why ?? Who used their schools as bunkers and fire arm points ?? GOSL ??
    Who destroyed their schools ? GOSL ?

    At least their schools are now being developed and constructed and these children are studying at least under trees (like some Singhala and Muslim – basically Sri Lankan children do in other parts of the country as they do not have facilities either). Some time back, these children were forcefully taken away from their parents and were given Cyanide capsules to be hung around the neck and guns to their hands – be grateful that they are studying now – They are grateful, so why can’t you be ??

    ARMY CAMPS MUSHROOM

    Obviously, to ensure that tiger tails don’t mushroom to swallow the innocence of good people !!

    NO APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS

    An issue common in all parts of the Island – can’t single out – even Colombo lacks teachers !

    Somasunderam Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    International human rights organizations are very concerned about the continued detention of alleged LTTE members and reports of alleged mistreatment.

    LOL – You want to send these Tiger tails to the society without rehabilitating them ???? You must be Freaking Joking – Ape !!

    Jegemogenandan Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Tamils need a strong democratic politics.

    We all agree on this – to do so, they need to get in to the democratic stream – join parties like EPDP, TNA etc.. or for another party which is in line with democracy and start proper politics – Going around shooting people wouldn’t help nah ?

  237. Please DO NOT remove the post. It should remain as a permanent reminder showing how the pro-Eelam crowd operates. Ghoulishly feeding on the misery, suffering and anguish of others to keep alive their crazed ideas for establishing Eelam.

    I mean, for movement that forcibly recruited an entire generation of Tamil children to become child soldiers, this is nothing. A mere detail.

  238. Vanni, northern Sri Lanka, where war has never ended

    The area is still actually in the hands of the military, which allowed the return of the population but force them to live in absolute poverty.

    The Sri Lanka military blocks any attempts to improve their lives, but does not stop abuse and violence against the Tamils