Returned asylum-seekers tortured in Sri Lanka

Three Sri Lankan men (Sumith Mendis and his brother Indika Mendis, and Lasantha Wijeratne) were deported from Australia back to Sri Lanka, subsequently arrested and tortured in custody.  All three are reportedly at risk of further torture.  Please write to the Sri Lankan government and ask them to protect the men from any further torture, investigate their reported torture and hold accountable anyone found responsible.  Thanks.

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700 thoughts on “Returned asylum-seekers tortured in Sri Lanka

  1. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    •The young Tamil widows are sexually harassed

    •25,000 Tamil widows are living in the Batticoloa district

    Reports states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

    Women due to war and various natural disasters have lost their husbands, and the government had failed to provide them skill opportunities in view of their welfare were mentioned by him. He said they are in many ways harassed. The young widows are sexually harassed and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation which they are facing now was mentioned by Parliament Member P.Selvaraja.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  2. ill the Sri Lanka government inprisons thousands of Tamils in secret camps and hundreds of Tamil women with children are being kept in prisons for many years without any indictment.

    How long will the Sinhalese government keep all these Tamils in camps and prisons?

    For what reason?

  3. Tamils are fleeing in large numbers from Sri Lanka to escape the violations of international human rights, including widespread abductions, disappearances, harassment and killings of Tamils still taking place with impunity.

    Even after the war ended almost two years ago, tens of thousands of poorly fed Tamils are still living in inadequate, government-run internment camps. During the last year, 40,000 Tamils were killed and 50,000 more maimed during Sri Lankan state-sponsored violence. But the Sri Lankan president adamantly opposed the UN war crimes advisory panel, which wanted to find the truth about crimes and serve some justice to the victims.

  4. 4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    4763 complaints have been received by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) from the districts of Jaffna, Mannaar and Vavuniyaa in Northern Province from May last year. Of these more than three thousands complaints are regarding the disappearances of persons from May 2009 till now, according to an official of the HRCSL.

    These complaints have been made to the HRCSL offices located in Vavuniyaa, Mannaar and Jaffna.

  5. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    •The young Tamil widows are sexually harassed

    •25,000 Tamil widows are living in the Batticoloa district

    Reports states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

    Women due to war and various natural disasters have lost their husbands, and the government had failed to provide them skill opportunities in view of their welfare were mentioned by him. He said they are in many ways harassed. The young widows are sexually harassed and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation which they are facing now was mentioned by Parliament Member P.Selvaraja.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  6. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    •The young Tamil widows are sexually harassed

    •25,000 Tamil widows are living in the Batticoloa district

    Reports states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

    Women due to war and various natural disasters have lost their husbands, and the government had failed to provide them skill opportunities in view of their welfare were mentioned by him. He said they are in many ways harassed. The young widows are sexually harassed and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation which they are facing now was mentioned by Parliament Member P.Selvaraja.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  7. If these three Tamil men are at risk of being tortured, the Australian government should grant them asylum ASAP.

  8. Jim !!

    What proof do U have ? Who told you that they were tortured and in what way were they tortured ??

    And for the Peelam Fluffers !!

    All 3 names mentioned are not Tamil – So don't try to bark up the wrong tree just because it's full moon – save your usual third rate comments for Human Trafficking and Terrorist issues !!

  9. Tamils are fleeing in large numbers from Sri Lanka to escape the violations of international human rights, including widespread abductions, disappearances, harassment and killings of Tamils still taking place with impunity.

    Even after the war ended almost two years ago, tens of thousands of poorly fed Tamils are still living in inadequate, government-run internment camps. During the last year, 40,000 Tamils were killed and 50,000 more maimed during state-sponsored violence. But the Sri Lankan president adamantly opposed the UN war crimes advisory panel, which wanted to find the truth about crimes and serve some justice to the victims.

    The Sri Lankan President claimed in his victory speech in Colombo in June that his troops carried a gun in one hand and a copy of the human rights charter in the other, and that their guns did not fire at a single civilian.

    If so, why is he is preventing the UN from doing its job?

  10. Sri Lanka is dehumanising Tamil asylum seekers and refugees

    Counter terror experts and security analysts are back in action and what do they fear this time? Not bombs, IEDs, nor suicide bombers but the ‘boatpeople’! I have gained sufficient insight into the issue, having camped in Australia for the last two months, to comment on what I call a new form of racism called ‘boatophobia’.

    At stake are the lives of faceless, nameless (not the men in the Australian Labour Party who ordered the political assassination of former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd!), men, women and children from war hit countries of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The two major Australian political parties, in their election campaign, made sure that the ‘boat peoples’ issue was projected as a national security issue.

    The Australian Labour Party leader and current PM, Julia Gillard, promised a detention centre in East Timor and a ‘small and sustainable Australia’; the Liberal National Party promised the reopening of the detention centre in Nauru and their leader, Tony Abbot, went around repeating as a mantra; “we will stop the boats.” The election has resulted in no clear mandate for either party, and a hung parliament, but the ‘boatophobia’ is here to stay as Australians continue to debate the threats from the faceless, nameless ‘boat people’.

    The identity-less’ boat people’ are also back in news, ever since the Thai cargo ship, MV Sun Sea landed at the Canadian coast of British Columbia last week, with 495 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers. I haven’t seen any of these ‘boat people’ myself, but security experts, who are yet to visit the detention centres in Canada, have wasted no opportunity in declaring the Tamil ‘boat people’ as LTTE terrorists and potential threats to the ‘host countries’.

    The ‘boatophobes’ appear particularly concerned about the security of the host country, Canada, in this case and have accused the Canadian authorities of being slipshod on terrorism laws and granting asylum to terrorists and of endangering people’s lives. ‘boatophobes’ aka xenophobes from Canada would still have some legitimate concerns, because it is their country that is ‘under threat’ from foreigners descending on their soil to avail of their hospitality. Of grave concern is that ‘boatophobic’ experts in South and South East Asia are defining the ‘security’ requirements of the Western nations. Their arguments are not only patronising and racist but also dehumanise and demonise the Sri Lankan Tamil community, who have more than one reason to escape the brutalities of life in a country that they cannot even call ‘home’.

  11. A Federal Judge in New Jersey last week allowed to proceed a lawsuit accusing the Wall Street hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and his father of using a charitable front in the US to funnel millions of dollars to the LTTE, the New Jersey Law journal reported.

    According to the report, the suit concerns the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a non-profit organisation the US Treasury Department shut down in 2007 for funding the LTTE. The group has been classified as a foreign terrorist organisation in the US since 1997 and as an especially designated global terrorist organisation since 2001. The suit was filed by more than two dozen Sri Lankans who claim to have got injured or lost family members in five bombings carried out by the Tigers in Sri Lanka in late 2007 and early 2008.

    They alleged that Rajakumara (Raj) Rajaratnam, of New York City, and his father, Jesuthasan Rajaratnam, of New Jersey, both U.S. citizens, gave millions of dollars directly to TRO and also through the Rajaratnam Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity incorporated in Maryland in 2001.

    Their money and money donated by others allegedly wound up in the hands of TRO-Sri Lanka, a sister organisation that provided financial support to the Tigers.

    In addition, after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, Rajaratnam started another charity, Tsunami Relief Inc., which gave $2 million to TRO-Sri Lanka, the complaint says.

    The plaintiffs describe the Rajaratnams as “members of the global Tamil expatriate community who knowingly and purposefully helped fund Tigers’ terror campaign and spread their propaganda.”

    In 2007, the U.S. Department of State identified TRO in the U.S. as one of the biggest sources of overseas donations to the Tigers and the Rajaratnam Family as the largest private donor from the United States, the report said quoting the Complaint.

    Federal prosecutors and the FBI criminally charged Rajaratnam and five others in October 2009 in a case they described as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever and Rajaratnam is presently under indictment. He has been released on bail but not allowed to travel.
    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/09/05/new04.asp

  12. ill the Sri Lanka government inprisons thousands of Tamils in secret camps and hundreds of Tamil women with children are being kept in prisons for many years without any indictment.

    How long will the Sinhalese government keep all these Tamils in camps and prisons?

    For what reason?

  13. Tamils are fleeing in large numbers from Sri Lanka to escape the violations of international human rights, including widespread abductions, disappearances, harassment and killings of Tamils still taking place with impunity.

    Even after the war ended almost two years ago, tens of thousands of poorly fed Tamils are still living in inadequate, government-run internment camps. During the last year, 40,000 Tamils were killed and 50,000 more maimed during Sri Lankan state-sponsored violence. But the Sri Lankan president adamantly opposed the UN war crimes advisory panel, which wanted to find the truth about crimes and serve some justice to the victims.

  14. 4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    4763 complaints have been received by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) from the districts of Jaffna, Mannaar and Vavuniyaa in Northern Province from May last year. Of these more than three thousands complaints are regarding the disappearances of persons from May 2009 till now, according to an official of the HRCSL.

    These complaints have been made to the HRCSL offices located in Vavuniyaa, Mannaar and Jaffna.

  15. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    •The young Tamil widows are sexually harassed

    •25,000 Tamil widows are living in the Batticoloa district

    Reports states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

    Women due to war and various natural disasters have lost their husbands, and the government had failed to provide them skill opportunities in view of their welfare were mentioned by him. He said they are in many ways harassed. The young widows are sexually harassed and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation which they are facing now was mentioned by Parliament Member P.Selvaraja.

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  16. If these three Tamil men are at risk of being tortured, the Australian government should grant them asylum ASAP.

  17. A Federal Judge in New Jersey last week allowed to proceed a lawsuit accusing the Wall Street hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and his father of using a charitable front in the US to funnel millions of dollars to the LTTE, the New Jersey Law journal reported.

    According to the report, the suit concerns the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a non-profit organisation the US Treasury Department shut down in 2007 for funding the LTTE. The group has been classified as a foreign terrorist organisation in the US since 1997 and as an especially designated global terrorist organisation since 2001. The suit was filed by more than two dozen Sri Lankans who claim to have got injured or lost family members in five bombings carried out by the Tigers in Sri Lanka in late 2007 and early 2008.

    They alleged that Rajakumara (Raj) Rajaratnam, of New York City, and his father, Jesuthasan Rajaratnam, of New Jersey, both U.S. citizens, gave millions of dollars directly to TRO and also through the Rajaratnam Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity incorporated in Maryland in 2001.

    Their money and money donated by others allegedly wound up in the hands of TRO-Sri Lanka, a sister organisation that provided financial support to the Tigers.

    In addition, after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, Rajaratnam started another charity, Tsunami Relief Inc., which gave $2 million to TRO-Sri Lanka, the complaint says.

    The plaintiffs describe the Rajaratnams as “members of the global Tamil expatriate community who knowingly and purposefully helped fund Tigers’ terror campaign and spread their propaganda.”

    In 2007, the U.S. Department of State identified TRO in the U.S. as one of the biggest sources of overseas donations to the Tigers and the Rajaratnam Family as the largest private donor from the United States, the report said quoting the Complaint.

    Federal prosecutors and the FBI criminally charged Rajaratnam and five others in October 2009 in a case they described as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever and Rajaratnam is presently under indictment. He has been released on bail but not allowed to travel.
    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/09/05/new04.asp

  18. A Federal Judge in New Jersey last week allowed to proceed a lawsuit accusing the Wall Street hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and his father of using a charitable front in the US to funnel millions of dollars to the LTTE, the New Jersey Law journal reported.

    According to the report, the suit concerns the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a non-profit organisation the US Treasury Department shut down in 2007 for funding the LTTE. The group has been classified as a foreign terrorist organisation in the US since 1997 and as an especially designated global terrorist organisation since 2001. The suit was filed by more than two dozen Sri Lankans who claim to have got injured or lost family members in five bombings carried out by the Tigers in Sri Lanka in late 2007 and early 2008.

    They alleged that Rajakumara (Raj) Rajaratnam, of New York City, and his father, Jesuthasan Rajaratnam, of New Jersey, both U.S. citizens, gave millions of dollars directly to TRO and also through the Rajaratnam Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity incorporated in Maryland in 2001.

    Their money and money donated by others allegedly wound up in the hands of TRO-Sri Lanka, a sister organisation that provided financial support to the Tigers.

    In addition, after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, Rajaratnam started another charity, Tsunami Relief Inc., which gave $2 million to TRO-Sri Lanka, the complaint says.

    The plaintiffs describe the Rajaratnams as “members of the global Tamil expatriate community who knowingly and purposefully helped fund Tigers’ terror campaign and spread their propaganda.”

    In 2007, the U.S. Department of State identified TRO in the U.S. as one of the biggest sources of overseas donations to the Tigers and the Rajaratnam Family as the largest private donor from the United States, the report said quoting the Complaint.

    Federal prosecutors and the FBI criminally charged Rajaratnam and five others in October 2009 in a case they described as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever and Rajaratnam is presently under indictment. He has been released on bail but not allowed to travel.
    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/09/05/new04.asp

  19. Jim !!

    What proof do U have ? Who told you that they were tortured and in what way were they tortured ??

    And for the Peelam Fluffers !!

    All 3 names mentioned are not Tamil – So don’t try to bark up the wrong tree just because it’s full moon – save your usual third rate comments for Human Trafficking and Terrorist issues !!

  20. Tamils are fleeing in large numbers from Sri Lanka to escape the violations of international human rights, including widespread abductions, disappearances, harassment and killings of Tamils still taking place with impunity.

    Even after the war ended almost two years ago, tens of thousands of poorly fed Tamils are still living in inadequate, government-run internment camps. During the last year, 40,000 Tamils were killed and 50,000 more maimed during state-sponsored violence. But the Sri Lankan president adamantly opposed the UN war crimes advisory panel, which wanted to find the truth about crimes and serve some justice to the victims.

    The Sri Lankan President claimed in his victory speech in Colombo in June that his troops carried a gun in one hand and a copy of the human rights charter in the other, and that their guns did not fire at a single civilian.

    If so, why is he is preventing the UN from doing its job?

  21. Sri Lanka is dehumanising Tamil asylum seekers and refugees

    Counter terror experts and security analysts are back in action and what do they fear this time? Not bombs, IEDs, nor suicide bombers but the ‘boatpeople’! I have gained sufficient insight into the issue, having camped in Australia for the last two months, to comment on what I call a new form of racism called ‘boatophobia’.

    At stake are the lives of faceless, nameless (not the men in the Australian Labour Party who ordered the political assassination of former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd!), men, women and children from war hit countries of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The two major Australian political parties, in their election campaign, made sure that the ‘boat peoples’ issue was projected as a national security issue.

    The Australian Labour Party leader and current PM, Julia Gillard, promised a detention centre in East Timor and a ‘small and sustainable Australia’; the Liberal National Party promised the reopening of the detention centre in Nauru and their leader, Tony Abbot, went around repeating as a mantra; “we will stop the boats.” The election has resulted in no clear mandate for either party, and a hung parliament, but the ‘boatophobia’ is here to stay as Australians continue to debate the threats from the faceless, nameless ‘boat people’.

    The identity-less’ boat people’ are also back in news, ever since the Thai cargo ship, MV Sun Sea landed at the Canadian coast of British Columbia last week, with 495 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers. I haven’t seen any of these ‘boat people’ myself, but security experts, who are yet to visit the detention centres in Canada, have wasted no opportunity in declaring the Tamil ‘boat people’ as LTTE terrorists and potential threats to the ‘host countries’.

    The ‘boatophobes’ appear particularly concerned about the security of the host country, Canada, in this case and have accused the Canadian authorities of being slipshod on terrorism laws and granting asylum to terrorists and of endangering people’s lives. ‘boatophobes’ aka xenophobes from Canada would still have some legitimate concerns, because it is their country that is ‘under threat’ from foreigners descending on their soil to avail of their hospitality. Of grave concern is that ‘boatophobic’ experts in South and South East Asia are defining the ‘security’ requirements of the Western nations. Their arguments are not only patronising and racist but also dehumanise and demonise the Sri Lankan Tamil community, who have more than one reason to escape the brutalities of life in a country that they cannot even call ‘home’.

  22. Re-examine claimed safety of refugee returnees, AI appeals to Australia http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “The Australian government must re-examine its claims that asylum seekers returned to countries they are fleeing from are not subjected to torture and mistreatment,” Madhu Malhorta, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Asia said in an appeal to Sri Lanka government Friday calling on it to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia where they had sought asylum in 2009. Three Sinhala men, two of them brothers, seeking asylum in Austarlia had been forcibly sent back to Sri Lanka by the Australian government.

    “This is an appalling situation that calls into question the actions of both the Sri Lankan and Australian governments,” Madhu Malhotra said.

    “Both governments are culpable in the forced return and mistreatment these men have endured, and both must bear responsibility for the results of their policies and procedures,” he added.

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    Sumith Mendis had been released on arrest but Indika was held in the notorious Negombo prison for eight months.

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia. Sumith Mendis was then tortured by the CID for six days, experiencing beatings and psychological abuse.

    On 22 August, the brothers were taken to Negombo prison, along with Lasantha Wijeratne, another Sri Lankan who had also been deported from Australia and tortured in custody.

    Sumith Mendis and Lasantha Wijeratne, examined by a judicial medical officer, were transferred to the hospital.

    “They now face the risk of abuse by both prisoners and guards when they are again taken to Negombo prison unless authorities take the necessary steps to ensure their safety,” Madhu Malhotra said.

  23. Media Under Surveillance http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/media-un
    Bob Dietz, the Asia Programme Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in an interview with The Sunday Leader stated that Sri Lanka’s media policy is an embarrassment to the entire nation.
    He was highly critical of the role of Attorney General Mohan Peiris. The lack of government response to Sandhya Eknaligoda’s call for help in dealing with the disappearance of her husband Prageeth is more than unconscionable. Expressing concerns also about cyber censorship, he stated the CPJ deplores “the crude shutting down of websites, which is evidence of surveillance of email traffic.”

    The Death Of A Nation http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/the-deat
    Mahinda’s vision does not extend beyond his own body and blood. He has no thought of the next 200 years, of what these powers might do in other hands, of what sort of template he is laying for a future nation.

  24. Opposition groups declare September 8 Black Day http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Opposition parties’ Movement Against 18th Amendment stated that 8 September, the day Sri Lanka government tables the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament, has been declared a Black Day and that a protest demostration will be held at the Borella Ayurveda Junction in Colombo on the same day. The convener of the Movement described the amendment as “undemocratic” leading to dictatorship and said it should be defeated.

    Black july for Tamils http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3KCjoY4TM

  25. A Federal Judge in New Jersey last week allowed to proceed a lawsuit accusing the Wall Street hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and his father of using a charitable front in the US to funnel millions of dollars to the LTTE, the New Jersey Law journal reported.

    According to the report, the suit concerns the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a non-profit organisation the US Treasury Department shut down in 2007 for funding the LTTE. The group has been classified as a foreign terrorist organisation in the US since 1997 and as an especially designated global terrorist organisation since 2001. The suit was filed by more than two dozen Sri Lankans who claim to have got injured or lost family members in five bombings carried out by the Tigers in Sri Lanka in late 2007 and early 2008.

    They alleged that Rajakumara (Raj) Rajaratnam, of New York City, and his father, Jesuthasan Rajaratnam, of New Jersey, both U.S. citizens, gave millions of dollars directly to TRO and also through the Rajaratnam Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity incorporated in Maryland in 2001.

    Their money and money donated by others allegedly wound up in the hands of TRO-Sri Lanka, a sister organisation that provided financial support to the Tigers.

    In addition, after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, Rajaratnam started another charity, Tsunami Relief Inc., which gave $2 million to TRO-Sri Lanka, the complaint says.

    The plaintiffs describe the Rajaratnams as “members of the global Tamil expatriate community who knowingly and purposefully helped fund Tigers’ terror campaign and spread their propaganda.”

    In 2007, the U.S. Department of State identified TRO in the U.S. as one of the biggest sources of overseas donations to the Tigers and the Rajaratnam Family as the largest private donor from the United States, the report said quoting the Complaint.

    Federal prosecutors and the FBI criminally charged Rajaratnam and five others in October 2009 in a case they described as the biggest hedge fund insider trading case ever and Rajaratnam is presently under indictment. He has been released on bail but not allowed to travel.

    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2010/09/05/new04.asp

  26. Re-examine claimed safety of refugee returnees, AI appeals to Australia http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “The Australian government must re-examine its claims that asylum seekers returned to countries they are fleeing from are not subjected to torture and mistreatment,” Madhu Malhorta, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Asia said in an appeal to Sri Lanka government Friday calling on it to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia where they had sought asylum in 2009. Three Sinhala men, two of them brothers, seeking asylum in Austarlia had been forcibly sent back to Sri Lanka by the Australian government.

    “This is an appalling situation that calls into question the actions of both the Sri Lankan and Australian governments,” Madhu Malhotra said.

    “Both governments are culpable in the forced return and mistreatment these men have endured, and both must bear responsibility for the results of their policies and procedures,” he added.

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    Sumith Mendis had been released on arrest but Indika was held in the notorious Negombo prison for eight months.

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia. Sumith Mendis was then tortured by the CID for six days, experiencing beatings and psychological abuse.

    On 22 August, the brothers were taken to Negombo prison, along with Lasantha Wijeratne, another Sri Lankan who had also been deported from Australia and tortured in custody.

    Sumith Mendis and Lasantha Wijeratne, examined by a judicial medical officer, were transferred to the hospital.

    “They now face the risk of abuse by both prisoners and guards when they are again taken to Negombo prison unless authorities take the necessary steps to ensure their safety,” Madhu Malhotra said.

  27. Re-examine claimed safety of refugee returnees, AI appeals to Australia http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “The Australian government must re-examine its claims that asylum seekers returned to countries they are fleeing from are not subjected to torture and mistreatment,” Madhu Malhorta, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Asia said in an appeal to Sri Lanka government Friday calling on it to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia where they had sought asylum in 2009. Three Sinhala men, two of them brothers, seeking asylum in Austarlia had been forcibly sent back to Sri Lanka by the Australian government.

    “This is an appalling situation that calls into question the actions of both the Sri Lankan and Australian governments,” Madhu Malhotra said.

    “Both governments are culpable in the forced return and mistreatment these men have endured, and both must bear responsibility for the results of their policies and procedures,” he added.

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    Sumith Mendis had been released on arrest but Indika was held in the notorious Negombo prison for eight months.

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia. Sumith Mendis was then tortured by the CID for six days, experiencing beatings and psychological abuse.

    On 22 August, the brothers were taken to Negombo prison, along with Lasantha Wijeratne, another Sri Lankan who had also been deported from Australia and tortured in custody.

    Sumith Mendis and Lasantha Wijeratne, examined by a judicial medical officer, were transferred to the hospital.

    “They now face the risk of abuse by both prisoners and guards when they are again taken to Negombo prison unless authorities take the necessary steps to ensure their safety,” Madhu Malhotra said.

  28. Media Under Surveillance http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/media-un
    Bob Dietz, the Asia Programme Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in an interview with The Sunday Leader stated that Sri Lanka’s media policy is an embarrassment to the entire nation.
    He was highly critical of the role of Attorney General Mohan Peiris. The lack of government response to Sandhya Eknaligoda’s call for help in dealing with the disappearance of her husband Prageeth is more than unconscionable. Expressing concerns also about cyber censorship, he stated the CPJ deplores “the crude shutting down of websites, which is evidence of surveillance of email traffic.”

    The Death Of A Nation http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/the-deat
    Mahinda’s vision does not extend beyond his own body and blood. He has no thought of the next 200 years, of what these powers might do in other hands, of what sort of template he is laying for a future nation.

  29. Media Under Surveillance http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/media-un
    Bob Dietz, the Asia Programme Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in an interview with The Sunday Leader stated that Sri Lanka’s media policy is an embarrassment to the entire nation.
    He was highly critical of the role of Attorney General Mohan Peiris. The lack of government response to Sandhya Eknaligoda’s call for help in dealing with the disappearance of her husband Prageeth is more than unconscionable. Expressing concerns also about cyber censorship, he stated the CPJ deplores “the crude shutting down of websites, which is evidence of surveillance of email traffic.”

    The Death Of A Nation http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/the-deat
    Mahinda’s vision does not extend beyond his own body and blood. He has no thought of the next 200 years, of what these powers might do in other hands, of what sort of template he is laying for a future nation.

  30. Opposition groups declare September 8 Black Day http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Opposition parties’ Movement Against 18th Amendment stated that 8 September, the day Sri Lanka government tables the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament, has been declared a Black Day and that a protest demostration will be held at the Borella Ayurveda Junction in Colombo on the same day. The convener of the Movement described the amendment as “undemocratic” leading to dictatorship and said it should be defeated.

    Black july for Tamils http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3KCjoY4TM

  31. Opposition groups declare September 8 Black Day http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Opposition parties’ Movement Against 18th Amendment stated that 8 September, the day Sri Lanka government tables the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament, has been declared a Black Day and that a protest demostration will be held at the Borella Ayurveda Junction in Colombo on the same day. The convener of the Movement described the amendment as “undemocratic” leading to dictatorship and said it should be defeated.

    Black july for Tamils http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3KCjoY4TM

  32. As one of the reader's comment, I second his comment.
    it is true there are several people are in secret camps and prison.

    my family members also there, altogather 5 member, but there are no any records.

    I am sure in Sri Lanka, these type of incidents are casual.
    GOD onlt can save TAMILS.

  33. Sinhala Supremacist Ideology and abuse of International Law

    The strength of a nation depends on its ability to speak the truth about its actions and be transparent and respectful of the law in its dealings. The contrary often signals that the nation blunders on by continual evasion and major violations of human rights. Symptomatic of the state of affairs here is the alacrity with which some leading sections of the state and private media rushed to misquote Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala’s presentation before the LLRC as justifying blanket exemption from humanitarian law in fighting terrorism

  34. Permanent military camps in the North and East

    The Defence Secretary has taken steps to establish permanent military camps in the North and east provinces claiming for the protection of national security. The Defence Secretary opened a camp in Mullikulam in Mannar as a first step in the programme on the 2nd. The camp has been named as the Navy’s Wayamba Command Headquarters and Rear Admiral Ruwan Dias has been appointed as the commanding officer of the camp.

    The coastal area between Udappuwa and Harippuwa and the seas to the west of the area till the Indo-Lanka maritime border and four naval camps in the area have been assigned to the Wayamba Command Headquarters. The Defence Secretary addressing the gathering at the event said that military camps will be established at all key areas for the protection of national security.

  35. Power greed and dictatorial ambitions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa exposed.

    So the Emperor is finally divested of his dazzling patriotic mantle, his vulturous greed for power and grandiose dynastic ambitions bared.

    The proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution is quintessentially Rajapaksian: anti-democratic and deceptive, megalomanic and supercilious, rapacious and unctuous. The confluence of its two main components – presidential term-limit removal and negation of the 17th Amendment — would produce a supra-presidency which Mahinda Rajapaksa can hold for life and bequeath to his chosen successor. A virtual monarchy with a reassuringly democratic title – this was the predestined destination of the Rajapaksa project.

    The road to tyranny is often paved with indifference on the part of unexceptionable, law-abiding citizens. No perilous turning point happens in a vacuum but is preceded by innumerable official misdeeds, to which society should have reacted with outrage but did not, deeming them unimportant, irrelevant or kosher. The Rajapaksas have come within striking distance of transforming Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

  36. TamilAlagan Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    If these three Tamil men are at risk of being tortured, the Australian government should grant them asylum ASAP.

    Does the names Sumith Mendis and his brother Indika Mendis, and Lasantha Wijeratne Sound Tamil to you you brainless Ape ??????

    Mendis (like former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain) Wijeratne (Like the former Nilame of the Temple of the sacred tooth relict – Niranjan Wijeratne, Former Defense secretary that the Apes of LTTE likeed – Ranjan Wijeratne) are Singhala Names !!!

    Are you Apes and worms of Eelam seriously running out of lies to state these kind of obvious lies ?????

  37. kalyani Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    my family members also there, altogather 5 member, but there are no any records.

    I am really sorry about this situation you are in – but, there are only 3 reasons that your family is not in their houses…

    1. They are LTTE members and are in rehab camps – which is understood and I second that they should not be sent home unless rehabilitated right… If not they will put in to danger the lives of 20 million others !

    2. They are too old and require staying in camps where they are looked after with food, accommodation and medical facilities….

    3. Their homes are still under construction after the LTTE destroyed them and the areas are being cleared of land mines !!

    No need to call God as yet as God has so many other Important matters to sort – The GOSL will look after your family !

    Suggestion – Why not help out the GOSL for speedy re-settlement ??

    Rohan Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Rohan ! Rohan !! Rohan !!!

    U seem to amuse me day by day and keeping to the standards of a proper Ape !!

    Not so long ago, I can remember you spamming these blogs with many articles on Tamil asylum seekers who try to flee to Aussie and how they drown in the waters to be eaten by sharks etc.. where you tried to create a bad Hollywood movie (a Good Kollywood Movie) about the whole situation !!

    But your above post with the following comments in italic smashes your bases and proves point blank that you are a liar who cannot even lie through your rectum !

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Obvious Conclusions !!

    1. The brothers obviously are Singhalees !
    2. They are trying a fast one to get to Aussie

    How come your previous posts claim they are Tamil asylum seekers running away from the GOSL ??? LOL !!

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    I guess severe interrogation is considered torture ?????
    Interrogation anywhere in the world when it comes to hard criminals is harsh – how do you expect to get anything off them if not ?? This is something that has been happening for many years including the western heavens of USA and UK… Do U remember the torture chambers your Apes of LTTE had ????

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia.

    What do U expect ??? Let them escape ???

    Can you also please let us know on what grounds they tried to seek asylum in Aussie ??? Is is that they were part of the LTTE ?? LOL !!

    Dude – most of you who used this low mental mean to get to other countries may not think that seeking asylum as a disguise to get in to another country is wrong….. But, trust me – it is way beyond social ethics that you never seems to know of !!

  38. ‘White Van Abductions’ operrated by Mahinda Government! – Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

  39. When Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga asked to describe President Mahinda Rajapaksa in two sentences, Kumaratunga said she could not respond to the question, as “a white van” would be sent for her.

    Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga condemned the 18th Amendment proposed by the government saying it is a “horrendous move” and that she could not agree with it in any way.
    Speaking to The Sunday Leader Kumaratunga said that being “a total democrat,” she believes that rulers must not grab power, but on the contrary make it even more democratic. Kumaratunga said she had been firmly committed to abolishing the Executive Presidency and tried to do so in 2000 along with the devolution package, since the position was extremely dangerous to democracy. “Abolishing of the Executive Presidency was also included in the package,”

  40. Boycott Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference – Tamil Nadu Creativists

    The Association of Tamil Creativists in Tamil Nadu against the Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference to be held in Colombo from 5th to 8th January 2011 has appealed to all Tamil writers to boycott the Colombo conference in a message to media released Tuesday in Chennai. Several leading Tamil creativists including writers, artists, film industry persons and journalists have signed the appeal.

  41. Let us boycott Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference – a request by Tamil creativists, artists and journalists.

    Some writers have announced that they are to hold an International Tamil Writers Conference in Colombo on 5, 6, 7, 8 January 2011. It has been announced that some persons in Colombo and some Diaspora writers had met on 3rd January 2010 and decided to hold this conference.

    Sri Lanka government, with India’s joint sabotage, had waged a massive Tamil genocidal war last year killing numerous combatants and innocent civilians to the great shock of the world.

    The countries of the world, enraged against Sri Lanka which had made cruel attacks and committed atrocities on the Tamils with frenzied Sinhala chauvinism violating International rules in the conduct of war and the treatment of prisoners of war, have condemned it.

    European Union has imposed an embargo on Sri Lanka. The UN General Secretary and the heads of UN member states continue to demand Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be charged in the International Court.

    Sri Lanka, having waged a Tamil genocidal war, in order to escape the accusations of the world countries and to dampen the anger of the Tamils had tried to show that it was not an enemy of the Tamils by holding the India International Film Awards Festival in Colombo on 3, 4, 5 June.

    But the Tamil film society boycotted the festival and appealed to the film societies of other languages in India resulting in the absolute failure of the festival.

    With this total failure Sri Lanka is now attempting to stage the Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference in an effort to hide the blood stains of a hundred thousand Tamils on its hands. Without revealing its true face it now wears the mask of writers to engage in this fraudulence.

    Therefore, the Tamil creativists, activists and artists and journalists should understand the background and the motive of holding this conference.

    We are humanists, creativists, humanitarian thinkers, artists and journalists who sincerely cherish humanity beyond the boundaries of countries, race and language. We are duty-bound to raise our voices together against violation of human rights and attacks on human beings in whichever corner of the world.

    The atrocities committed against Eezham Tamils and the horrendous killings of them which reached its zenith in Mu’l’livaaikkaal cannot be described in words. This tyrant Sri Lanka government, exposed of its atrocities and facing the condemnation of world countries, in an effort to hide its cruel face, is now making up its face with the paint of Tamil-love.

    We wish to emphatically state that we will not be a party to this effort under any circumstance.

    There is no record in world history of a people who had achieved any development independently without political liberation.

    Therefore, we request the creativists, scholars and artists to see through the cunning motive of the Sri Lanka government which tries to entice them in the name of development of literature, language and film industry. Tamils of the world should wholly boycott this counterfeit and pompous conference.

  42. Re-examine claimed safety of refugee returnees, AI appeals to Australia
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32541

    “The Australian government must re-examine its claims that asylum seekers returned to countries they are fleeing from are not subjected to torture and mistreatment,” Madhu Malhorta, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Asia said in an appeal to Sri Lanka government Friday calling on it to ensure the safety of three men who have been tortured and jailed following their forced return from Australia where they had sought asylum in 2009. Three Sinhala men, two of them brothers, seeking asylum in Austarlia had been forcibly sent back to Sri Lanka by the Australian government.

    “This is an appalling situation that calls into question the actions of both the Sri Lankan and Australian governments,” Madhu Malhotra said.

    “Both governments are culpable in the forced return and mistreatment these men have endured, and both must bear responsibility for the results of their policies and procedures,” he added.

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    Sumith Mendis had been released on arrest but Indika was held in the notorious Negombo prison for eight months.

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia. Sumith Mendis was then tortured by the CID for six days, experiencing beatings and psychological abuse.

    On 22 August, the brothers were taken to Negombo prison, along with Lasantha Wijeratne, another Sri Lankan who had also been deported from Australia and tortured in custody.

    Sumith Mendis and Lasantha Wijeratne, examined by a judicial medical officer, were transferred to the hospital.

    “They now face the risk of abuse by both prisoners and guards when they are again taken to Negombo prison unless authorities take the necessary steps to ensure their safety,” Madhu Malhotra said.

  43. Media Under Surveillance
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/media-under-surveillance/
    Bob Dietz, the Asia Programme Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in an interview with The Sunday Leader stated that Sri Lanka’s media policy is an embarrassment to the entire nation.
    He was highly critical of the role of Attorney General Mohan Peiris. The lack of government response to Sandhya Eknaligoda’s call for help in dealing with the disappearance of her husband Prageeth is more than unconscionable. Expressing concerns also about cyber censorship, he stated the CPJ deplores “the crude shutting down of websites, which is evidence of surveillance of email traffic.”

    The Death Of A Nation
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/05/the-death-of-a-nation/
    Mahinda’s vision does not extend beyond his own body and blood. He has no thought of the next 200 years, of what these powers might do in other hands, of what sort of template he is laying for a future nation.

  44. Opposition groups declare September 8 Black Day
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32543
    Opposition parties’ Movement Against 18th Amendment stated that 8 September, the day Sri Lanka government tables the constitutional amendment bill in Parliament, has been declared a Black Day and that a protest demostration will be held at the Borella Ayurveda Junction in Colombo on the same day. The convener of the Movement described the amendment as “undemocratic” leading to dictatorship and said it should be defeated.

    Black july for Tamils
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ3KCjoY4TM

  45. BBC – Rehabilitated LTTE suspects released

    Over five hundred suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) released on Saturday have been reunited with their parents.

    A total of five hundred and eight LTTE suspects, selected from various detention centres, were released after rehabilitation in various detention camps, reports Correspondent Dinasena Rathuamage from Vavuniya.

    The parents and released detainees met at the Pompamadu Camp, Vavuniya where, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons, Vijithamuni de Zoysa officiated.

    Vocational training

    "They have been trained in various vocations such as masonry, carpentry work and even computer technology and are able to start their own business or engage in potential employment ," said Rehabilitation Commissioner, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe.

    Among the detainees, there were some who had taken the General Certificate of Education (A/L) examination.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/09/1

  46. As one of the reader’s comment, I second his comment.
    it is true there are several people are in secret camps and prison.

    my family members also there, altogather 5 member, but there are no any records.

    I am sure in Sri Lanka, these type of incidents are casual.
    GOD onlt can save TAMILS.

  47. In Sri Lanka there was a war against Tamils — it was an ethnic cleansing and it’s still going on,” he said.

    If the Tamil was killed in Sri Lanka, his family wouldn’t be able to identify his body, because the Sri Lankan government would burn his head or chop it off.

  48. Sinhala Supremacist Ideology and abuse of International Law

    The strength of a nation depends on its ability to speak the truth about its actions and be transparent and respectful of the law in its dealings. The contrary often signals that the nation blunders on by continual evasion and major violations of human rights. Symptomatic of the state of affairs here is the alacrity with which some leading sections of the state and private media rushed to misquote Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala’s presentation before the LLRC as justifying blanket exemption from humanitarian law in fighting terrorism

  49. I was sad that we were labelled terrorists back home and after I landed here, we were labelled terrorists by mainstream media, only because we were born Tamils

  50. Permanent military camps in the North and East

    The Defence Secretary has taken steps to establish permanent military camps in the North and east provinces claiming for the protection of national security. The Defence Secretary opened a camp in Mullikulam in Mannar as a first step in the programme on the 2nd. The camp has been named as the Navy’s Wayamba Command Headquarters and Rear Admiral Ruwan Dias has been appointed as the commanding officer of the camp.

    The coastal area between Udappuwa and Harippuwa and the seas to the west of the area till the Indo-Lanka maritime border and four naval camps in the area have been assigned to the Wayamba Command Headquarters. The Defence Secretary addressing the gathering at the event said that military camps will be established at all key areas for the protection of national security.

  51. Power greed and dictatorial ambitions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa exposed.

    So the Emperor is finally divested of his dazzling patriotic mantle, his vulturous greed for power and grandiose dynastic ambitions bared.

    The proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution is quintessentially Rajapaksian: anti-democratic and deceptive, megalomanic and supercilious, rapacious and unctuous. The confluence of its two main components – presidential term-limit removal and negation of the 17th Amendment — would produce a supra-presidency which Mahinda Rajapaksa can hold for life and bequeath to his chosen successor. A virtual monarchy with a reassuringly democratic title – this was the predestined destination of the Rajapaksa project.

    The road to tyranny is often paved with indifference on the part of unexceptionable, law-abiding citizens. No perilous turning point happens in a vacuum but is preceded by innumerable official misdeeds, to which society should have reacted with outrage but did not, deeming them unimportant, irrelevant or kosher. The Rajapaksas have come within striking distance of transforming Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

  52. TamilAlagan Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    If these three Tamil men are at risk of being tortured, the Australian government should grant them asylum ASAP.

    Does the names Sumith Mendis and his brother Indika Mendis, and Lasantha Wijeratne Sound Tamil to you you brainless Ape ??????

    Mendis (like former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain) Wijeratne (Like the former Nilame of the Temple of the sacred tooth relict – Niranjan Wijeratne, Former Defense secretary that the Apes of LTTE likeed – Ranjan Wijeratne) are Singhala Names !!!

    Are you Apes and worms of Eelam seriously running out of lies to state these kind of obvious lies ?????

  53. BBC – Rehabilitated LTTE suspects released

    Over five hundred suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) released on Saturday have been reunited with their parents.

    A total of five hundred and eight LTTE suspects, selected from various detention centres, were released after rehabilitation in various detention camps, reports Correspondent Dinasena Rathuamage from Vavuniya.

    The parents and released detainees met at the Pompamadu Camp, Vavuniya where, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons, Vijithamuni de Zoysa officiated.

    Vocational training

    "They have been trained in various vocations such as masonry, carpentry work and even computer technology and are able to start their own business or engage in potential employment ," said Rehabilitation Commissioner, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe.

    Among the detainees, there were some who had taken the General Certificate of Education (A/L) examination.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/09/1

  54. BBC – Rehabilitated LTTE suspects released

    Over five hundred suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) released on Saturday have been reunited with their parents.

    A total of five hundred and eight LTTE suspects, selected from various detention centres, were released after rehabilitation in various detention camps, reports Correspondent Dinasena Rathuamage from Vavuniya.

    The parents and released detainees met at the Pompamadu Camp, Vavuniya where, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons, Vijithamuni de Zoysa officiated.

    Vocational training

    "They have been trained in various vocations such as masonry, carpentry work and even computer technology and are able to start their own business or engage in potential employment ," said Rehabilitation Commissioner, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe.

    Among the detainees, there were some who had taken the General Certificate of Education (A/L) examination.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/09/1

  55. kalyani Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    my family members also there, altogather 5 member, but there are no any records.

    I am really sorry about this situation you are in – but, there are only 3 reasons that your family is not in their houses…

    1. They are LTTE members and are in rehab camps – which is understood and I second that they should not be sent home unless rehabilitated right… If not they will put in to danger the lives of 20 million others !

    2. They are too old and require staying in camps where they are looked after with food, accommodation and medical facilities….

    3. Their homes are still under construction after the LTTE destroyed them and the areas are being cleared of land mines !!

    No need to call God as yet as God has so many other Important matters to sort – The GOSL will look after your family !

    Suggestion – Why not help out the GOSL for speedy re-settlement ??

    Rohan Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Rohan ! Rohan !! Rohan !!!

    U seem to amuse me day by day and keeping to the standards of a proper Ape !!

    Not so long ago, I can remember you spamming these blogs with many articles on Tamil asylum seekers who try to flee to Aussie and how they drown in the waters to be eaten by sharks etc.. where you tried to create a bad Hollywood movie (a Good Kollywood Movie) about the whole situation !!

    But your above post with the following comments in italic smashes your bases and proves point blank that you are a liar who cannot even lie through your rectum !

    Brothers Sumith Mendis and Indika Mendis were detained in 2009 in Christmas Island on seeking asylum after their boat was intercepted and found to be carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

    Obvious Conclusions !!

    1. The brothers obviously are Singhalees !
    2. They are trying a fast one to get to Aussie

    How come your previous posts claim they are Tamil asylum seekers running away from the GOSL ??? LOL !!

    Deported to Sri Lanka they were arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers who had tortured Indika Mendis.

    I guess severe interrogation is considered torture ?????
    Interrogation anywhere in the world when it comes to hard criminals is harsh – how do you expect to get anything off them if not ?? This is something that has been happening for many years including the western heavens of USA and UK… Do U remember the torture chambers your Apes of LTTE had ????

    On 14 August 2010, the brothers were arrested again, apparently on suspicion that they were again planning to seek asylum in Australia.

    What do U expect ??? Let them escape ???

    Can you also please let us know on what grounds they tried to seek asylum in Aussie ??? Is is that they were part of the LTTE ?? LOL !!

    Dude – most of you who used this low mental mean to get to other countries may not think that seeking asylum as a disguise to get in to another country is wrong….. But, trust me – it is way beyond social ethics that you never seems to know of !!

  56. ‘White Van Abductions’ operrated by Mahinda Government! – Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

  57. When Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga asked to describe President Mahinda Rajapaksa in two sentences, Kumaratunga said she could not respond to the question, as “a white van” would be sent for her.

    Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga condemned the 18th Amendment proposed by the government saying it is a “horrendous move” and that she could not agree with it in any way.
    Speaking to The Sunday Leader Kumaratunga said that being “a total democrat,” she believes that rulers must not grab power, but on the contrary make it even more democratic. Kumaratunga said she had been firmly committed to abolishing the Executive Presidency and tried to do so in 2000 along with the devolution package, since the position was extremely dangerous to democracy. “Abolishing of the Executive Presidency was also included in the package,”

  58. Boycott Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference – Tamil Nadu Creativists

    The Association of Tamil Creativists in Tamil Nadu against the Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference to be held in Colombo from 5th to 8th January 2011 has appealed to all Tamil writers to boycott the Colombo conference in a message to media released Tuesday in Chennai. Several leading Tamil creativists including writers, artists, film industry persons and journalists have signed the appeal.

  59. Let us boycott Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference – a request by Tamil creativists, artists and journalists.

    Some writers have announced that they are to hold an International Tamil Writers Conference in Colombo on 5, 6, 7, 8 January 2011. It has been announced that some persons in Colombo and some Diaspora writers had met on 3rd January 2010 and decided to hold this conference.

    Sri Lanka government, with India’s joint sabotage, had waged a massive Tamil genocidal war last year killing numerous combatants and innocent civilians to the great shock of the world.

    The countries of the world, enraged against Sri Lanka which had made cruel attacks and committed atrocities on the Tamils with frenzied Sinhala chauvinism violating International rules in the conduct of war and the treatment of prisoners of war, have condemned it.

    European Union has imposed an embargo on Sri Lanka. The UN General Secretary and the heads of UN member states continue to demand Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be charged in the International Court.

    Sri Lanka, having waged a Tamil genocidal war, in order to escape the accusations of the world countries and to dampen the anger of the Tamils had tried to show that it was not an enemy of the Tamils by holding the India International Film Awards Festival in Colombo on 3, 4, 5 June.

    But the Tamil film society boycotted the festival and appealed to the film societies of other languages in India resulting in the absolute failure of the festival.

    With this total failure Sri Lanka is now attempting to stage the Colombo International Tamil Writers Conference in an effort to hide the blood stains of a hundred thousand Tamils on its hands. Without revealing its true face it now wears the mask of writers to engage in this fraudulence.

    Therefore, the Tamil creativists, activists and artists and journalists should understand the background and the motive of holding this conference.

    We are humanists, creativists, humanitarian thinkers, artists and journalists who sincerely cherish humanity beyond the boundaries of countries, race and language. We are duty-bound to raise our voices together against violation of human rights and attacks on human beings in whichever corner of the world.

    The atrocities committed against Eezham Tamils and the horrendous killings of them which reached its zenith in Mu’l’livaaikkaal cannot be described in words. This tyrant Sri Lanka government, exposed of its atrocities and facing the condemnation of world countries, in an effort to hide its cruel face, is now making up its face with the paint of Tamil-love.

    We wish to emphatically state that we will not be a party to this effort under any circumstance.

    There is no record in world history of a people who had achieved any development independently without political liberation.

    Therefore, we request the creativists, scholars and artists to see through the cunning motive of the Sri Lanka government which tries to entice them in the name of development of literature, language and film industry. Tamils of the world should wholly boycott this counterfeit and pompous conference.

  60. So , Rajapaksa, the Emperor is finally divested of his dazzling patriotic mantle, his vulturous greed for power and grandiose dynastic ambitions bared.

    The proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution is quintessentially Rajapaksian: anti-democratic and deceptive, megalomanic and supercilious, rapacious and unctuous.

    The confluence of its two main components – presidential term-limit removal and negation of the 17th Amendment — would produce a supra-presidency which Mahinda Rajapaksa can hold for life and bequeath to his chosen successor.

    A virtual monarchy with a reassuringly democratic title – this was the predestined destination of the Rajapaksa project.

    The road to tyranny is often paved with indifference on the part of unexceptionable, law-abiding citizens.

    No perilous turning point happens in a vacuum but is preceded by innumerable official misdeeds, to which society should have reacted with outrage but did not, deeming them unimportant, irrelevant or kosher.

    The Rajapaksas have come within striking distance of transforming Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

  61. For a Sri Lanka military and Sri Lanka extremists behind the Sri Lanka present government, depriving minorities of their habitations is also based on the ideological presumption that Tamils and Muslims are usurpers who robbed land that belongs to Sinhalese Buddhists.

    Thus coveting land anywhere in the North-East to build a Buddhist temple or to create conditions for Sinhalese settlement becomes a birthright.

    The Hindus have no such rights, not even to keep a temple they have possessed for centuries.

    But Sampoor also has traditions old as any in that region, as old as Koneswaram and the economic and cultural links centred on it covering the villages of Trincomalee District.

    Pathirakaali Amman temple in Sampoor, which forms part of the tradition, is destined to decay without devotees.

    The houses of those devotees that were largely intact in early 2007 were destroyed after the Government arbitrarily changed its mind and decided that there would be a harbour, an Indian coal power plant and no people; at least not Tamil.

    Narrow nationalists pervert and mangle historical reality to make their claims.

    The rule of the kings of Kotte and Kandy in the region is cited to assert Sinhalese claims to the East.

    These kings however respected and fostered local traditions.

    The last rites of Bhuvaneka Bahu VII were performed at Koneswaram.

    They did not build a Buddhist temple in the precincts of Koneswaram citing some dubious history, as modern narrow nationalists have done.

    With regard to Sampoor, the respect Kandyan kings accorded local traditions is evident in the extract from the diary of Jacques Fabrice Van Senden, administrator of the province of Trincomalee, Wednesday 7th, 1776:

    “Visited the Temple at Tamblegam. Shown images rescued from Koneswaram – King Koneesar and Queen Isowerie in well lit temple – Presented by King Kollekote, founder of the tank at Kandelay. Representation by priest:

    While Tamblegamme was under the King of Kandy, a tenth of the produce was collected as tribute by the prince, who remitted half in favour of the Pagoda (Temple); that since the Company had taken the entire tax, death had entered the country and the harvest was diminishing yearly, that before the death of Commandant Shorer, they had obtained a promise from him that he would request permission to assign at least 600 parrahs of paddy yearly for the maintenance of the temple.”

    Unlike today’s narrow Sri Lanka nationalists, the kings of Kandy and Kotte were often cosmopolitan in outlook, whose culture was sensitive to local traditions and customary law.

    Today’s politics of narrow Sri Lanka nationalism is about creating discord, and its ideas of development, vandalism – vandalising the rich tapestry of Lankan heritage

  62. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse allocated 80% of agricultural land in the District fell under the HSZ hammer.

    The confiscation of such productive land can be translated as the Tamil people being confined by design to eventual starvation.

  63. In Santhapuram and Indupuram areas in Kilinochi 1,200 families have been virtually chased out of their land. 300 acres in Thirumurugandy and Mullikulam in Mannar and similar number of displacements in Keppapaluwa in Mullaitivu private land in large extents have been expropriated supposedly to set up large army cantonments.

    400 acres of valuable beach-front land in Trinco North Kachaveli, Irrakandy and Kumburupitti areas which are 95% Tamil have been allocated to new Sinhala settlers is something that speaks for itself .

    Does anyone give any thought where these displaced people – infants, children, women, the old and sick – are to live when their homes are so brutally plundered by the Sinhalese

  64. Jim, can you please say whether you have any proof that this was true?
    All three names you have mentioned are Sinhalese.. none of them are Tamil.

    I don't really understand the people who comment here.. they don't seem to read the article if its from Jim.. then they know it is against the Sri Lankan government; so they start barking about ethnic cleansing.. and blah and blah.

    The three Sinhalese have broken the law of a country by illegally going out of the country; then the law enforcement authorities have a right to take them into custody and question them. AI need not say to a govenment what they should do, first do your homework and atleast try and identify those men are Tamil or not before bark. It is not the AI that runs SL; there is a govenment and law enforcement authorities to do that.

  65. In Sri Lanka there was a war against Tamils — it was an ethnic cleansing and it’s still going on,” he said.

    If the Tamil was killed in Sri Lanka, his family wouldn’t be able to identify his body, because the Sri Lankan government would burn his head or chop it off.

  66. I was sad that we were labelled terrorists back home and after I landed here, we were labelled terrorists by mainstream media, only because we were born Tamils

  67. BBC – Rehabilitated LTTE suspects released

    Over five hundred suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) released on Saturday have been reunited with their parents.

    A total of five hundred and eight LTTE suspects, selected from various detention centres, were released after rehabilitation in various detention camps, reports Correspondent Dinasena Rathuamage from Vavuniya.

    The parents and released detainees met at the Pompamadu Camp, Vavuniya where, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prisons, Vijithamuni de Zoysa officiated.

    Vocational training

    “They have been trained in various vocations such as masonry, carpentry work and even computer technology and are able to start their own business or engage in potential employment ,” said Rehabilitation Commissioner, Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe.

    Among the detainees, there were some who had taken the General Certificate of Education (A/L) examination.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/09/100904_detainee.shtml

  68. Jin said,
    “I don’t really understand the people who comment here.. they don’t seem to read the article if its from Jim.. then they know it is against the Sri Lankan government; so they start barking about ethnic cleansing.. and blah and blah.”

    Very true, what you see here is:

    1)Jim logs in once a week, throws in some bananas at them and goes back to his day job – To save the world from cluster bombs.

    2)They jump from one blog to another, cutting and pasting anti Sri Lankan comments.

    NO WONDER, Rip Van Winkle and EDE call them APES.

  69. Jin !!

    You got to know the fools who post here and also the person who starts these posts !

    The LTTE people who post here actually copy and paste articles and are too dumb to write their own or think on their own. That's why you would see posts that are no relevant to the subject matter..

    As per the person who starts the posts – i.e. Jim MD, he is a fluffer for eelam and is def on their pay check. This is the same person who got caught red handed lying about GOSL using 'Cluster bombs' on ltte – LOL !! This idiot did not have the little brains to know that cluster bombs had not even come to the region leave aside SL.

  70. After the end of the Tamil War, the Sri Lankan government has opened the flood gates of state-sponsored Sinhala colonization of the Northeast, especially Trincomalee and Vanni districts. Not a single day passes without news of lands belonging to the Thamils being forcibly grabbed. For more than 25 years the government's attempt to move the border of Manal Aru was successfully thwarted by the LTTE, but the situation has dramatically changed since May 19th, 2009.

    Even before independence D.S. Senanayake as Minister of Agriculture and Land used state-sponsored Sinhala colonization as an instrument of state policy to change the demography of the Northeast provinces. Gal Oya (originally called Paddippalai Aru in Tamil) Allai-Kanthalai and Yan Oya in the Trincomalee district and Maduru Oya in the Batticaloa district were the major colonization schemes launched by D.S. Senanayake and his successors.

    In 1949 the government under D.S. Senanayake enacted Act No. 51 under which the Gal Oya Development Board was established. It was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake on August 28, 1949 at Ingniyakala. A dam was built at Ingniyakala to divert the Gal Oya river waters. This water reservoir was appropriately named Senanayake Samudra – the biggest man made tank in the whole of Ceylon. Gal Oya Development Board spent a staggering US 67.2 million dollars to build the infrastructure and settle the colonists.

    All these schemes could easily be described as the single biggest ‘accomplishment’ of Sinhalese governments since independence in 1948 meant to reduce the Thamil majority in the East.

  71. While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, Head of Presidential Task Force with China. About 5,000 acres have been acquired for the purpose. China is also constructing 60,000 houses costing $110 million for families of the armed forces in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn. About 1,000 houses in Vanni have already been completed. Chinese Defence Ministry has offered a loan of $ 20 million loan for purchasing equipment needed for building military-related installations in the North.

    China is underwriting these ventures with liberal credit. The Exim Bank of China has agreed to provide a preferential credit facility of over $1 bn for roads and rail projects and construction of military housing projects in the North.

    Other Chinese projects, including Hambantota port, a Special Economic Zone, a 1,000 acre Tapioca farm, the 900 MW coal-fired Norochcholai power plant, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, an oil bunkering facility, the Palai-Kankesanthurai rail-line, a Performing Arts Centre in Colombo and a host of other projects, make the Chinese portfolio the envy of export economies in meltdown.

    China remained Sri Lanka’s biggest source of foreign funding in 2009, providing $1.2 billion or nearly triple the $424 million given by the number two overseas lender, the Asian Development Bank. In March, 2010 China pledged another $290m for a new airport and to upgrade the island’s railways.

  72. Well done AI and kudos for finding evidence of alleged torture/maltreatment with these returned Lankans from Australia. Now it's up to the SL Police to prove that the allegations are untrue of if whether they or other prisoners were responsible for their maltreatment.

    Jim's original complaint was that failed 'asylum seekers' who were returned to SL were tortured and mistreated. The Canadian government's own statistics prove that to be untrue.

    As for the rest of the Eelamish whining on this board… its tedious beyond belief but we should thank AI that supporters of a failed terror group have somewhere to come and moan. :)

    p.s. I think its very unfair of Repo Mna to call Eelamists, 'apes'. Its a slur on those noble creatures. The creatures most resembling Eelamists is a 'blind snake'.

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don't you think?
    "Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. .." They also feed on punnakku :)

  73. So , Rajapaksa, the Emperor is finally divested of his dazzling patriotic mantle, his vulturous greed for power and grandiose dynastic ambitions bared.

    The proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution is quintessentially Rajapaksian: anti-democratic and deceptive, megalomanic and supercilious, rapacious and unctuous.

    The confluence of its two main components – presidential term-limit removal and negation of the 17th Amendment — would produce a supra-presidency which Mahinda Rajapaksa can hold for life and bequeath to his chosen successor.

    A virtual monarchy with a reassuringly democratic title – this was the predestined destination of the Rajapaksa project.

    The road to tyranny is often paved with indifference on the part of unexceptionable, law-abiding citizens.

    No perilous turning point happens in a vacuum but is preceded by innumerable official misdeeds, to which society should have reacted with outrage but did not, deeming them unimportant, irrelevant or kosher.

    The Rajapaksas have come within striking distance of transforming Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

  74. For a Sri Lanka military and Sri Lanka extremists behind the Sri Lanka present government, depriving minorities of their habitations is also based on the ideological presumption that Tamils and Muslims are usurpers who robbed land that belongs to Sinhalese Buddhists.

    Thus coveting land anywhere in the North-East to build a Buddhist temple or to create conditions for Sinhalese settlement becomes a birthright.

    The Hindus have no such rights, not even to keep a temple they have possessed for centuries.

    But Sampoor also has traditions old as any in that region, as old as Koneswaram and the economic and cultural links centred on it covering the villages of Trincomalee District.

    Pathirakaali Amman temple in Sampoor, which forms part of the tradition, is destined to decay without devotees.

    The houses of those devotees that were largely intact in early 2007 were destroyed after the Government arbitrarily changed its mind and decided that there would be a harbour, an Indian coal power plant and no people; at least not Tamil.

    Narrow nationalists pervert and mangle historical reality to make their claims.

    The rule of the kings of Kotte and Kandy in the region is cited to assert Sinhalese claims to the East.

    These kings however respected and fostered local traditions.

    The last rites of Bhuvaneka Bahu VII were performed at Koneswaram.

    They did not build a Buddhist temple in the precincts of Koneswaram citing some dubious history, as modern narrow nationalists have done.

    With regard to Sampoor, the respect Kandyan kings accorded local traditions is evident in the extract from the diary of Jacques Fabrice Van Senden, administrator of the province of Trincomalee, Wednesday 7th, 1776:

    “Visited the Temple at Tamblegam. Shown images rescued from Koneswaram – King Koneesar and Queen Isowerie in well lit temple – Presented by King Kollekote, founder of the tank at Kandelay. Representation by priest:

    While Tamblegamme was under the King of Kandy, a tenth of the produce was collected as tribute by the prince, who remitted half in favour of the Pagoda (Temple); that since the Company had taken the entire tax, death had entered the country and the harvest was diminishing yearly, that before the death of Commandant Shorer, they had obtained a promise from him that he would request permission to assign at least 600 parrahs of paddy yearly for the maintenance of the temple.”

    Unlike today’s narrow Sri Lanka nationalists, the kings of Kandy and Kotte were often cosmopolitan in outlook, whose culture was sensitive to local traditions and customary law.

    Today’s politics of narrow Sri Lanka nationalism is about creating discord, and its ideas of development, vandalism – vandalising the rich tapestry of Lankan heritage

  75. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse allocated 80% of agricultural land in the District fell under the HSZ hammer.

    The confiscation of such productive land can be translated as the Tamil people being confined by design to eventual starvation.

  76. In Santhapuram and Indupuram areas in Kilinochi 1,200 families have been virtually chased out of their land. 300 acres in Thirumurugandy and Mullikulam in Mannar and similar number of displacements in Keppapaluwa in Mullaitivu private land in large extents have been expropriated supposedly to set up large army cantonments.

    400 acres of valuable beach-front land in Trinco North Kachaveli, Irrakandy and Kumburupitti areas which are 95% Tamil have been allocated to new Sinhala settlers is something that speaks for itself .

    Does anyone give any thought where these displaced people – infants, children, women, the old and sick – are to live when their homes are so brutally plundered by the Sinhalese

  77. Jim, can you please say whether you have any proof that this was true?
    All three names you have mentioned are Sinhalese.. none of them are Tamil.

    I don’t really understand the people who comment here.. they don’t seem to read the article if its from Jim.. then they know it is against the Sri Lankan government; so they start barking about ethnic cleansing.. and blah and blah.

    The three Sinhalese have broken the law of a country by illegally going out of the country; then the law enforcement authorities have a right to take them into custody and question them. AI need not say to a govenment what they should do, first do your homework and atleast try and identify those men are Tamil or not before bark. It is not the AI that runs SL; there is a govenment and law enforcement authorities to do that.

  78. Jin said,
    “I don’t really understand the people who comment here.. they don’t seem to read the article if its from Jim.. then they know it is against the Sri Lankan government; so they start barking about ethnic cleansing.. and blah and blah.”

    Very true, what you see here is:

    1)Jim logs in once a week, throws in some bananas at them and goes back to his day job – To save the world from cluster bombs.

    2)They jump from one blog to another, cutting and pasting anti Sri Lankan comments.

    NO WONDER, Rip Van Winkle and EDE call them APES.

  79. Jin !!

    You got to know the fools who post here and also the person who starts these posts !

    The LTTE people who post here actually copy and paste articles and are too dumb to write their own or think on their own. That’s why you would see posts that are no relevant to the subject matter..

    As per the person who starts the posts – i.e. Jim MD, he is a fluffer for eelam and is def on their pay check. This is the same person who got caught red handed lying about GOSL using ‘Cluster bombs’ on ltte – LOL !! This idiot did not have the little brains to know that cluster bombs had not even come to the region leave aside SL.

  80. After the end of the Tamil War, the Sri Lankan government has opened the flood gates of state-sponsored Sinhala colonization of the Northeast, especially Trincomalee and Vanni districts. Not a single day passes without news of lands belonging to the Thamils being forcibly grabbed. For more than 25 years the government’s attempt to move the border of Manal Aru was successfully thwarted by the LTTE, but the situation has dramatically changed since May 19th, 2009.

    Even before independence D.S. Senanayake as Minister of Agriculture and Land used state-sponsored Sinhala colonization as an instrument of state policy to change the demography of the Northeast provinces. Gal Oya (originally called Paddippalai Aru in Tamil) Allai-Kanthalai and Yan Oya in the Trincomalee district and Maduru Oya in the Batticaloa district were the major colonization schemes launched by D.S. Senanayake and his successors.

    In 1949 the government under D.S. Senanayake enacted Act No. 51 under which the Gal Oya Development Board was established. It was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake on August 28, 1949 at Ingniyakala. A dam was built at Ingniyakala to divert the Gal Oya river waters. This water reservoir was appropriately named Senanayake Samudra – the biggest man made tank in the whole of Ceylon. Gal Oya Development Board spent a staggering US 67.2 million dollars to build the infrastructure and settle the colonists.

    All these schemes could easily be described as the single biggest ‘accomplishment’ of Sinhalese governments since independence in 1948 meant to reduce the Thamil majority in the East.

  81. While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, Head of Presidential Task Force with China. About 5,000 acres have been acquired for the purpose. China is also constructing 60,000 houses costing $110 million for families of the armed forces in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn. About 1,000 houses in Vanni have already been completed. Chinese Defence Ministry has offered a loan of $ 20 million loan for purchasing equipment needed for building military-related installations in the North.

    China is underwriting these ventures with liberal credit. The Exim Bank of China has agreed to provide a preferential credit facility of over $1 bn for roads and rail projects and construction of military housing projects in the North.

    Other Chinese projects, including Hambantota port, a Special Economic Zone, a 1,000 acre Tapioca farm, the 900 MW coal-fired Norochcholai power plant, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, an oil bunkering facility, the Palai-Kankesanthurai rail-line, a Performing Arts Centre in Colombo and a host of other projects, make the Chinese portfolio the envy of export economies in meltdown.

    China remained Sri Lanka’s biggest source of foreign funding in 2009, providing $1.2 billion or nearly triple the $424 million given by the number two overseas lender, the Asian Development Bank. In March, 2010 China pledged another $290m for a new airport and to upgrade the island’s railways.

  82. Well done AI and kudos for finding evidence of alleged torture/maltreatment with these returned Lankans from Australia. Now it’s up to the SL Police to prove that the allegations are untrue of if whether they or other prisoners were responsible for their maltreatment.

    Jim’s original complaint was that failed ‘asylum seekers’ who were returned to SL were tortured and mistreated. The Canadian government’s own statistics prove that to be untrue.

    As for the rest of the Eelamish whining on this board… its tedious beyond belief but we should thank AI that supporters of a failed terror group have somewhere to come and moan. :)

    p.s. I think its very unfair of Repo Mna to call Eelamists, ‘apes’. Its a slur on those noble creatures. The creatures most resembling Eelamists is a ‘blind snake’.

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don’t you think?
    “Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. ..” They also feed on punnakku :)

  83. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6gZD_r8LhY

    JIM

    Watch these clips !!!

    Tell us which army is the greatest in the world ???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAu1LM9OXY&fe

    What do U say ???

    Do you get incidents that are positive and negative with related to forces, governments and people in this world ?????

    Jim – when will you start using your head instead of your ……….. ??

    Do U still allow people to post off topic here ?? Well, thank you – may be I could start posting some educational stuff – can I start from teaching the moronic worms ABC ?

  84. Mango you said; "Well done AI and kudos for finding evidence of alleged torture/maltreatment with these returned Lankans from Australia. Now it’s up to the SL Police to prove that the allegations are untrue of if whether they or other prisoners were responsible for their maltreatment"

    But in this article Jim gives no evidence as you have mentioned. The Sri Lankan police has more important things to do rather than investigate everything people like Jim say.

  85. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6gZD_r8LhY

    JIM

    Watch these clips !!!

    Tell us which army is the greatest in the world ???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAu1LM9OXY&fe

    What do U say ???

    Do you get incidents that are positive and negative with related to forces, governments and people in this world ?????

    Jim – when will you start using your head instead of your ……….. ??

    Do U still allow people to post off topic here ?? Well, thank you – may be I could start posting some educational stuff – can I start from teaching the moronic worms ABC ?

  86. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6gZD_r8LhY

    JIM

    Watch these clips !!!

    Tell us which army is the greatest in the world ???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAu1LM9OXY&fe

    What do U say ???

    Do you get incidents that are positive and negative with related to forces, governments and people in this world ?????

    Jim – when will you start using your head instead of your ……….. ??

    Do U still allow people to post off topic here ?? Well, thank you – may be I could start posting some educational stuff – can I start from teaching the moronic worms ABC ?

  87. 174 Tamil youths disappeared in Vanthaa’rumoolai remembered http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Parents and relatives of one hundred and seventy four Tamil youths disappeared after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka in Batticaloa district two decades ago held prayers in memory of them Sunday. SLA troops had come in buses and taken 158 Tamil youths by force from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus on 05.09.1990 and 16 youths eighteen days later on September 23.

    Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atrocities – paper http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
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    Every time the international community raises the issue of accountability, Sri Lanka establishes a commission that takes a long time to achieve nothing.

  88. Is this a contractual agreement between Jim and the LTTE supporters that he'll be providing a space once every week to publish LTTE propaganda? He publishes a post with no evidence and with an interesting title.. and then never answer the critics… then its handed over to the LTTE supporters to keep copy paste the same old bullshit. Pathetic.

  89. Tamil migrants make risky deals to flee Sri Lanka http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20

    It took 45 days at sea. When the ship docked, the man could barely walk and had trouble breathing. He saw a Canadian flag and it signaled freedom and security to him. However, what the man wished for was to have died on the boat. The man in this story has been on a journey since last October, when he fled his country and found himself in Canada, and eventually Markham. Due to publication ban of a security nature, The Economist & Sun can't name him or disclose details that may identify him. He is best known for the time being as one of the 76 Tamil refugees on board the Ocean Lady last fall. We felt we were going to die for sure, the man said through translator Peri Casinathan, a volunteer with the Canadian Tamil Congress. There was no time to think of food, it was a fight to stand straight everybody was sea sick. The refugee claimant, he is now waiting for his hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board , said he lived a normal life in Sri Lanka, where he had a house, a wife, and a young child. He knew no one on the boat and no one in Canada. One day found himself having to leave the country immediately in order to save the lives of his family http://www.yorkregion.com/YorkRegion/Article/8671

  90. All attempts to investigate atrocities in the Tamil Tiger conflict have been stifled, despite promises made to Ban Ki-moon

    During the Vietnam conflict, the US military developed some creative ways to increase the numbers of Viet Cong insurgents it claimed to have killed. “If they’re dead, they’re Viet Cong,” meant that any Vietnamese killed by American soldiers would automatically count as enemy fighters.

    But Gotabhaya has repeatedly cast aspersions on the idea that there were any civilian casualties.

    In his recent statement before a Sri Lankan commission looking at lessons learned from the war, Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Gotabhaya also proclaimed that the military operation was a really a “humanitarian intervention” In practice, however, rather than protecting civilians, the government blocked access by humanitarian organisations. The International Committee of the Red Cross complained publicly that it was unable to reach those most in need.

    There are genuine concerns that the Lessons Learned Commission will serve only to whitewash allegations of serious abuses, and that its conclusions will be used to brush off calls for an international investigation.

    The panel’s mandate is deliberately limited: its main responsibility is to understand the reasons for the collapse of the 2002 ceasefire agreement, and there is no express mandate to investigate laws of war violations.

  91. Hundreds of Canadian Tamils, including members of the National Council of Canadian Tamils and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, rallied in front of the Sri Lankan Consulate and then proceeded to march along Yonge Street.

    “Resettle Tamils back to their homes.” “Close the camps. Save the Tamils.”
    These were the chants that could be heard throughout the city of Toronto on Friday as hundreds of Canadian Tamils rallied in front of the Sri Lankan consulate and proceeded to march down Yonge Street to Queen’s Park.

    The Sri Lankan Consulate rally

    The purpose of rally and march was to bring local awareness to the current situation in Sri Lanka where still more than 80,000 Tamils are internally displaced, despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa promising to resettle displaced Tamils within 180 days.

    The tens of thousands of Tamils are also being housed in 10 displacement camps, which are surrounded by armed guards and barbed-wire. These camps have been described as “concentration camps” and the United Nations and international organizations say basic sanitary conditions are not met.

    Demonstration organizers also urged average citizens to contact Canadian government officials and or boycott Sri Lankan products and services, including Sri Lankan Air Lines, Ceylon tea and Sri Lankan garments:

    “Sri Lanka is acting arrogantly and many countries should know that it can’t keep killing the innocents and expect people to buy their products and services that are covered in blood,” said one pamphlet handed out to the general public.

  92. 174 Tamil youths disappeared in Vanthaa’rumoolai remembered http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Parents and relatives of one hundred and seventy four Tamil youths disappeared after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka in Batticaloa district two decades ago held prayers in memory of them Sunday. SLA troops had come in buses and taken 158 Tamil youths by force from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus on 05.09.1990 and 16 youths eighteen days later on September 23.

    Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atrocities – paper http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    05.09.10 Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atro..
    11.08.10 Sri Lanka's Commission convenes as US calls for in..
    06.08.10 Sri Lanka's "Lessons Learnt" Commission to start s..
    20.06.10 Alston assails Sri Lanka's "Reconciliation" commis..
    19.06.10 Sri Lanka stands by its dud commission, UN interes..
    12.05.10 US welcomes Sri Lanka's dud commission
    09.05.10 Colombo adopts failed Sudanese ruse to deflect war..
    08.05.10 Game of smoke and mirrors, HRW blasts Sri Lanka's ..
    06.05.10 Colombo announces reconciliation commissison class..
    20.03.10 Prof. Boyle: PCIJ precedent brings GoSL's war-crim..
    19.03.10 Cutting UN ties will earn Sri Lanka rogue status, ..
    17.03.10 Expert panel for Sri Lanka will not infringe on so..
    13.03.10 Demand US to reveal more inculpatory war crimes ev..
    13.03.10 US rights report adds to Colombo's woes over war-c..
    11.03.10 UN investigation can serve as leverage to establis..
    09.03.10 Ban Ki Moon concerned over Sri Lanka's lack of pro..
    07.03.10 Time for International Criminal Tribunal on Sri La..
    06.03.10 Experts to advise Ban Ki Moon on Sri Lanka's alleg..
    05.02.10 Gotabhaya opens door for UN investigations of Sri ..
    04.02.10 Gotabhaya outbursts against UN, International inve..

    Every time the international community raises the issue of accountability, Sri Lanka establishes a commission that takes a long time to achieve nothing.

  93. 174 Tamil youths disappeared in Vanthaa’rumoolai remembered http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Parents and relatives of one hundred and seventy four Tamil youths disappeared after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka in Batticaloa district two decades ago held prayers in memory of them Sunday. SLA troops had come in buses and taken 158 Tamil youths by force from Vanthaa'rumoolai campus on 05.09.1990 and 16 youths eighteen days later on September 23.

    Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atrocities – paper http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    05.09.10 Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atro..
    11.08.10 Sri Lanka's Commission convenes as US calls for in..
    06.08.10 Sri Lanka's "Lessons Learnt" Commission to start s..
    20.06.10 Alston assails Sri Lanka's "Reconciliation" commis..
    19.06.10 Sri Lanka stands by its dud commission, UN interes..
    12.05.10 US welcomes Sri Lanka's dud commission
    09.05.10 Colombo adopts failed Sudanese ruse to deflect war..
    08.05.10 Game of smoke and mirrors, HRW blasts Sri Lanka's ..
    06.05.10 Colombo announces reconciliation commissison class..
    20.03.10 Prof. Boyle: PCIJ precedent brings GoSL's war-crim..
    19.03.10 Cutting UN ties will earn Sri Lanka rogue status, ..
    17.03.10 Expert panel for Sri Lanka will not infringe on so..
    13.03.10 Demand US to reveal more inculpatory war crimes ev..
    13.03.10 US rights report adds to Colombo's woes over war-c..
    11.03.10 UN investigation can serve as leverage to establis..
    09.03.10 Ban Ki Moon concerned over Sri Lanka's lack of pro..
    07.03.10 Time for International Criminal Tribunal on Sri La..
    06.03.10 Experts to advise Ban Ki Moon on Sri Lanka's alleg..
    05.02.10 Gotabhaya opens door for UN investigations of Sri ..
    04.02.10 Gotabhaya outbursts against UN, International inve..

    Every time the international community raises the issue of accountability, Sri Lanka establishes a commission that takes a long time to achieve nothing.

  94. Abuse pours out like vomit from the mouths of racists.

    In the US.

    Where the white supremacist, no – nothingTea Party racists now try to provoke Muslims by calling Allah the "monkey god".

    Sound familiar to Tamils & those speaking for them, who are ALL described by ALL the Sinhalese writIng here as "apes" who have "bananas thrown at them" ?

    Racists don't say such things out of mere "stupidity".

    There are other factors at work.

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    Pornographers degrade the "Other" with symbols of degradation.

    One of the biggest such symbols is to beastialize animalize the "Other" — the object of their rage of lust.

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    To put animal symbols on her like chains, collars, bananas….

    Why ?

    These symbols of degradation & humiliation are repetitive brands.

    The marks burned into the "Other" to indicate her inferior, slave status.

    And the control over her by the sexist / classist / racist supremacist.

    So when you see here the messages of those who refer to us all as "apes" & "monkeys with bananas thrown at us", & say such names for us are very justified, you will identify them for what they really are.

    Pornographers.

    Pornographers posing as "bloggers".

    Pornographers with their trademark brands.

    Their trademark language.

    Their trademark "jokes" & ugly jeering laughter.

    And you will call them what they are.

  95. Mango you said; “Well done AI and kudos for finding evidence of alleged torture/maltreatment with these returned Lankans from Australia. Now it’s up to the SL Police to prove that the allegations are untrue of if whether they or other prisoners were responsible for their maltreatment”

    But in this article Jim gives no evidence as you have mentioned. The Sri Lankan police has more important things to do rather than investigate everything people like Jim say.

  96. Tamil migrants make risky deals to flee Sri Lanka http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20

    It took 45 days at sea. When the ship docked, the man could barely walk and had trouble breathing. He saw a Canadian flag and it signaled freedom and security to him. However, what the man wished for was to have died on the boat. The man in this story has been on a journey since last October, when he fled his country and found himself in Canada, and eventually Markham. Due to publication ban of a security nature, The Economist & Sun can't name him or disclose details that may identify him. He is best known for the time being as one of the 76 Tamil refugees on board the Ocean Lady last fall. We felt we were going to die for sure, the man said through translator Peri Casinathan, a volunteer with the Canadian Tamil Congress. There was no time to think of food, it was a fight to stand straight everybody was sea sick. The refugee claimant, he is now waiting for his hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board , said he lived a normal life in Sri Lanka, where he had a house, a wife, and a young child. He knew no one on the boat and no one in Canada. One day found himself having to leave the country immediately in order to save the lives of his family http://www.yorkregion.com/YorkRegion/Article/8671

  97. Tamil migrants make risky deals to flee Sri Lanka http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20

    It took 45 days at sea. When the ship docked, the man could barely walk and had trouble breathing. He saw a Canadian flag and it signaled freedom and security to him. However, what the man wished for was to have died on the boat. The man in this story has been on a journey since last October, when he fled his country and found himself in Canada, and eventually Markham. Due to publication ban of a security nature, The Economist & Sun can't name him or disclose details that may identify him. He is best known for the time being as one of the 76 Tamil refugees on board the Ocean Lady last fall. We felt we were going to die for sure, the man said through translator Peri Casinathan, a volunteer with the Canadian Tamil Congress. There was no time to think of food, it was a fight to stand straight everybody was sea sick. The refugee claimant, he is now waiting for his hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board , said he lived a normal life in Sri Lanka, where he had a house, a wife, and a young child. He knew no one on the boat and no one in Canada. One day found himself having to leave the country immediately in order to save the lives of his family http://www.yorkregion.com/YorkRegion/Article/8671

  98. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R53XDz3nDuM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuAESgVmZo0&p=168B3C557891D782&playnext=1&index=17

    Check the attached clips !!!

    Jim should wash his own back before telling us to wash our hands !!!

    Jim also has learned from the worms of LTTE – he does not reply any more either… Wonder if he copies and pastes these articles too ?????

    Jim Where is the proof of these guys been mistreated ?? Who told you ??

    Answer of Shut the Father up for ever !!

  99. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6gZD_r8LhY

    JIM

    Watch these clips !!!

    Tell us which army is the greatest in the world ???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAu1LM9OXY&feature=related

    What do U say ???

    Do you get incidents that are positive and negative with related to forces, governments and people in this world ?????

    Jim – when will you start using your head instead of your ……….. ??

    Do U still allow people to post off topic here ?? Well, thank you – may be I could start posting some educational stuff – can I start from teaching the moronic worms ABC ?

  100. @Jin: I was just giving AI the benefit of believing their statements (I know, I should know better! :), but AI had better provide good evidence that these guys were 'tortured' by the Police/Prison guards as a part of deliberate govt policy or they'll be left looking foolish.

    Its more likely that they were injured in a brawl amongst prisoners and they're claiming that the injuries are due to being tortured. If the SL govt is clever, they'll provide evidence to disprove the 'deliberate torture' story.

    @a.savage:
    You really shouldn't bring up 'racism' in connection with the failed Eelam struggle for an independent, ethnically pure homelands only for Tamils.

    Explain please the difference between the 'White Homelands' sought by white racists like the BNP (British National Party), the Aryan Nations and the Orania Movement and 'Tamil Homelands' sought by the LTTE and its diaspora supporters.

    White racists seek a white-only homeland. http://tinyurl.com/36g73mf

    Tamil racists seek a Tamil-only homeland. Currently, location unknown. Last known info here: http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=74&…

    The only pornographers on these blogs are the pro-LTTE supporters using the misery of their fellow citizens to further their futile quest and of course pro-Eelam Fluffers like you!

  101. While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, Head of Presidential Task Force with China. About 5,000 acres have been acquired for the purpose. China is also constructing 60,000 houses costing $110 million for families of the armed forces in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn. About 1,000 houses in Vanni have already been completed. Chinese Defence Ministry has offered a loan of $ 20 million loan for purchasing equipment needed for building military-related installations in the North.

    China is underwriting these ventures with liberal credit. The Exim Bank of China has agreed to provide a preferential credit facility of over $1 bn for roads and rail projects and construction of military housing projects in the North.

    Other Chinese projects, including Hambantota port, a Special Economic Zone, a 1,000 acre Tapioca farm, the 900 MW coal-fired Norochcholai power plant, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, an oil bunkering facility, the Palai-Kankesanthurai rail-line, a Performing Arts Centre in Colombo and a host of other projects, make the Chinese portfolio the envy of export economies in meltdown.

    China remained Sri Lanka’s biggest source of foreign funding in 2009, providing $1.2 billion or nearly triple the $424 million given by the number two overseas lender, the Asian Development Bank. In March, 2010 China pledged another $290m for a new airport and to upgrade the island’s railways.

    In his recent statement before a Sri Lankan commission looking at lessons learned from the war, Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Gotabhaya also proclaimed that the military operation was a really a “humanitarian intervention” In practice, however, rather than protecting civilians, the government blocked access by humanitarian organisations. The International Committee of the Red Cross complained publicly that it was unable to reach those most in need.

    There are genuine concerns that the Lessons Learned Commission will serve only to whitewash allegations of serious abuses, and that its conclusions will be used to brush off calls for an international investigation.

    The panel’s mandate is deliberately limited: its main responsibility is to understand the reasons for the collapse of the 2002 ceasefire agreement, and there is no express mandate to investigate laws of war violations.

  102. There is no doubt that the proposed constitutional amendment is merely a means of consolidating the dynastic ambitions of the Rajapakses. And clearly, the largest opposition, the UNP is quietly imploding and incapable of fulfilling its responsibilities and it is futile to hope that the amendment will be defeated in parliament. At this moment, probably the most crucial moment in Sri Lanka’s contemporary history, the Leader of the Opposition is out of the country on a ‘private visit’! This surely underscores his utter lack of concern for the good of this country, his political ineptitude and his callousness. Certainly, we cannot look to him for inspiration. Mahinda Rajapakse could not have asked for a better Leader of the Opposition. And Rauf Hakeem’s pathetic defence of his capitulation, that he was facing ‘reality’ and taking a ‘pragmatic political decision’ seems to reflect the views of the majority of politicians in this country who have defended this amendment or worse still stayed silent.

    If we do not express our collective anger at this moment, then we have no right to criticise or condemn any action the Rajapakse government takes in the future. If we are silent on this occasion, then all our analysis, discussions, debates and pontifications mean nothing. This is not the time to prevaricate or to look for perfect solutions; we must show our opposition to this most outrageous of moves by the Rajapakse dynasty.

  103. Is this a contractual agreement between Jim and the LTTE supporters that he’ll be providing a space once every week to publish LTTE propaganda? He publishes a post with no evidence and with an interesting title.. and then never answer the critics… then its handed over to the LTTE supporters to keep copy paste the same old bullshit. Pathetic.

  104. @Jin: I was just giving AI the benefit of believing their statements (I know, I should know better! :), but AI had better provide good evidence that these guys were 'tortured' by the Police/Prison guards as a part of deliberate govt policy or they'll be left looking foolish.

    Its more likely that they were injured in a brawl amongst prisoners and they're claiming that the injuries are due to being tortured. If the SL govt is clever, they'll provide evidence to disprove the 'deliberate torture' story.

    @a.savage:
    You really shouldn't bring up 'racism' in connection with the failed Eelam struggle for an independent, ethnically pure homelands only for Tamils.

    Explain please the difference between the 'White Homelands' sought by white racists like the BNP (British National Party), the Aryan Nations and the Orania Movement and 'Tamil Homelands' sought by the LTTE and its diaspora supporters.

    White racists seek a white-only homeland. http://tinyurl.com/36g73mf

    Tamil racists seek a Tamil-only homeland. Currently, location unknown. Last known info here: http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=74&…

    The only pornographers on these blogs are the pro-LTTE supporters using the misery of their fellow citizens to further their futile quest and of course pro-Eelam Fluffers like you!

  105. @Jin: I was just giving AI the benefit of believing their statements (I know, I should know better! :), but AI had better provide good evidence that these guys were 'tortured' by the Police/Prison guards as a part of deliberate govt policy or they'll be left looking foolish.

    Its more likely that they were injured in a brawl amongst prisoners and they're claiming that the injuries are due to being tortured. If the SL govt is clever, they'll provide evidence to disprove the 'deliberate torture' story.

    @a.savage:
    You really shouldn't bring up 'racism' in connection with the failed Eelam struggle for an independent, ethnically pure homelands only for Tamils.

    Explain please the difference between the 'White Homelands' sought by white racists like the BNP (British National Party), the Aryan Nations and the Orania Movement and 'Tamil Homelands' sought by the LTTE and its diaspora supporters.

    White racists seek a white-only homeland. http://tinyurl.com/36g73mf

    Tamil racists seek a Tamil-only homeland. Currently, location unknown. Last known info here: http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=74&…

    The only pornographers on these blogs are the pro-LTTE supporters using the misery of their fellow citizens to further their futile quest and of course pro-Eelam Fluffers like you!

  106. All attempts to investigate atrocities in the Tamil Tiger conflict have been stifled, despite promises made to Ban Ki-moon

    During the Vietnam conflict, the US military developed some creative ways to increase the numbers of Viet Cong insurgents it claimed to have killed. “If they’re dead, they’re Viet Cong,” meant that any Vietnamese killed by American soldiers would automatically count as enemy fighters.

    But Gotabhaya has repeatedly cast aspersions on the idea that there were any civilian casualties.

    In his recent statement before a Sri Lankan commission looking at lessons learned from the war, Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Gotabhaya also proclaimed that the military operation was a really a “humanitarian intervention” In practice, however, rather than protecting civilians, the government blocked access by humanitarian organisations. The International Committee of the Red Cross complained publicly that it was unable to reach those most in need.

    There are genuine concerns that the Lessons Learned Commission will serve only to whitewash allegations of serious abuses, and that its conclusions will be used to brush off calls for an international investigation.

    The panel’s mandate is deliberately limited: its main responsibility is to understand the reasons for the collapse of the 2002 ceasefire agreement, and there is no express mandate to investigate laws of war violations.

  107. Hundreds of Canadian Tamils, including members of the National Council of Canadian Tamils and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, rallied in front of the Sri Lankan Consulate and then proceeded to march along Yonge Street.

    “Resettle Tamils back to their homes.” “Close the camps. Save the Tamils.”
    These were the chants that could be heard throughout the city of Toronto on Friday as hundreds of Canadian Tamils rallied in front of the Sri Lankan consulate and proceeded to march down Yonge Street to Queen’s Park.

    The Sri Lankan Consulate rally

    The purpose of rally and march was to bring local awareness to the current situation in Sri Lanka where still more than 80,000 Tamils are internally displaced, despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa promising to resettle displaced Tamils within 180 days.

    The tens of thousands of Tamils are also being housed in 10 displacement camps, which are surrounded by armed guards and barbed-wire. These camps have been described as “concentration camps” and the United Nations and international organizations say basic sanitary conditions are not met.

    Demonstration organizers also urged average citizens to contact Canadian government officials and or boycott Sri Lankan products and services, including Sri Lankan Air Lines, Ceylon tea and Sri Lankan garments:

    “Sri Lanka is acting arrogantly and many countries should know that it can’t keep killing the innocents and expect people to buy their products and services that are covered in blood,” said one pamphlet handed out to the general public.

  108. 174 Tamil youths disappeared in Vanthaa’rumoolai remembered
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32553
    Parents and relatives of one hundred and seventy four Tamil youths disappeared after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from Vanthaa’rumoolai campus of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka in Batticaloa district two decades ago held prayers in memory of them Sunday. SLA troops had come in buses and taken 158 Tamil youths by force from Vanthaa’rumoolai campus on 05.09.1990 and 16 youths eighteen days later on September 23.

    Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atrocities – paper
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32555
    05.09.10 Sri Lanka stifles attempts to investigate war atro..
    11.08.10 Sri Lanka’s Commission convenes as US calls for in..
    06.08.10 Sri Lanka’s “Lessons Learnt” Commission to start s..
    20.06.10 Alston assails Sri Lanka’s “Reconciliation” commis..
    19.06.10 Sri Lanka stands by its dud commission, UN interes..
    12.05.10 US welcomes Sri Lanka’s dud commission
    09.05.10 Colombo adopts failed Sudanese ruse to deflect war..
    08.05.10 Game of smoke and mirrors, HRW blasts Sri Lanka’s ..
    06.05.10 Colombo announces reconciliation commissison class..
    20.03.10 Prof. Boyle: PCIJ precedent brings GoSL’s war-crim..
    19.03.10 Cutting UN ties will earn Sri Lanka rogue status, ..
    17.03.10 Expert panel for Sri Lanka will not infringe on so..
    13.03.10 Demand US to reveal more inculpatory war crimes ev..
    13.03.10 US rights report adds to Colombo’s woes over war-c..
    11.03.10 UN investigation can serve as leverage to establis..
    09.03.10 Ban Ki Moon concerned over Sri Lanka’s lack of pro..
    07.03.10 Time for International Criminal Tribunal on Sri La..
    06.03.10 Experts to advise Ban Ki Moon on Sri Lanka’s alleg..
    05.02.10 Gotabhaya opens door for UN investigations of Sri ..
    04.02.10 Gotabhaya outbursts against UN, International inve..

    Every time the international community raises the issue of accountability, Sri Lanka establishes a commission that takes a long time to achieve nothing.

  109. Abuse pours out like vomit from the mouths of racists.

    In the US.

    Where the white supremacist, no – nothingTea Party racists now try to provoke Muslims by calling Allah the “monkey god”.

    Sound familiar to Tamils & those speaking for them, who are ALL described by ALL the Sinhalese writIng here as “apes” who have “bananas thrown at them” ?

    Racists don’t say such things out of mere “stupidity”.

    There are other factors at work.

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    Pornographers degrade the “Other” with symbols of degradation.

    One of the biggest such symbols is to beastialize animalize the “Other” — the object of their rage of lust.

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    To put animal symbols on her like chains, collars, bananas….

    Why ?

    These symbols of degradation & humiliation are repetitive brands.

    The marks burned into the “Other” to indicate her inferior, slave status.

    And the control over her by the sexist / classist / racist supremacist.

    So when you see here the messages of those who refer to us all as “apes” & “monkeys with bananas thrown at us”, & say such names for us are very justified, you will identify them for what they really are.

    Pornographers.

    Pornographers posing as “bloggers”.

    Pornographers with their trademark brands.

    Their trademark language.

    Their trademark “jokes” & ugly jeering laughter.

    And you will call them what they are.

  110. Another Sinhalese is lying Another Sinhalese is lying !!! :)

    Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself

    Dr. Susirith Mendis from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka said "It is possible that she self-embedded the nails (and needles) as a way to escape from her employer."

    The case of L.T. Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid, has drawn international attention after 24 nails and needles were found to have been pressed into the woman's legs, arms, hands and forehead.

    Mendis points out that there are worse cases of self-inflicted abuse in the medical literature from people suffering from Münchausen syndrome, a psychological condition where people feign trauma or illness in order to draw attention to themselves. The doctor urged Sri Lankan medical authorities to evaluate the woman psychologically before further communicating with the authorities in Saudi Arabia on this case. A medical report has been sent from Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia to help in the case.

    The doctor also suggested that the position of the nails and needles in the maid's body, including those pushed into the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are "common and safe places for self-inflicted object embedding."

    In addition to this speculation about how the nails and needles ended up embedded in the maid's body, the Saudi daily Al-Yaum quoted on Sunday Hashim Al-Zaabi, a school principal in Al-Khafji, Eastern Province, claiming that Ariyawathi worked for his family 12 years ago and had performed "black magic" on his mother.

    "I am ready to provide information against the maid during the ongoing investigation," Al-Zaabi was quoted as saying. "I know she is telling a lie by saying the sponsor planted nails in her body."

  111. In fact the cultural, educational, political and economic discrimination against the 18% minority Tamil population began in 1956: this included the systematic physical abuse (including murder) of Tamil civilians beginning in 1956. In 1956 supporters of Sinhalese political parties forming the coalition government attacked peaceful demonstrators calling for use of the Tamil language to be allowed in civil and other proceedings.

    The situation was aggravated by the then prime minister, and a number of Tamils living in the south of the country were attacked, beaten up and even killed, and houses were burned down.

    The violence was all committed by Sinhalese thugs in the Sinhalese south – but the government sent the army into the Tamil north, in order to "keep the peace" (where peace already existed).

  112. The Tamil War Victory – will be for Rajapaksa – easy come easy go !!! :)

    The Sinhalese are waking up to the dictatorship !!! :) :) :)

  113. The Sri Lanka President – the Mass Murderer of the 40 000 innocent women and children – wants to be President for life .

    The Dictators and Tyrants all over the world, saw how the Sri Lanka Butcher-Rajapaksa was well rewarded for his despicable war crimes .

    This kind slaughter will be repeated again, again and again

  114. Tamil migrants make risky deals to flee Sri Lanka
    http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100904/tamil-boat-journeys-smugglers-100905/20100905/?hub=TorontoNewHome

    It took 45 days at sea. When the ship docked, the man could barely walk and had trouble breathing. He saw a Canadian flag and it signaled freedom and security to him. However, what the man wished for was to have died on the boat. The man in this story has been on a journey since last October, when he fled his country and found himself in Canada, and eventually Markham. Due to publication ban of a security nature, The Economist & Sun can’t name him or disclose details that may identify him. He is best known for the time being as one of the 76 Tamil refugees on board the Ocean Lady last fall. We felt we were going to die for sure, the man said through translator Peri Casinathan, a volunteer with the Canadian Tamil Congress. There was no time to think of food, it was a fight to stand straight everybody was sea sick. The refugee claimant, he is now waiting for his hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board , said he lived a normal life in Sri Lanka, where he had a house, a wife, and a young child. He knew no one on the boat and no one in Canada. One day found himself having to leave the country immediately in order to save the lives of his family
    http://www.yorkregion.com/YorkRegion/Article/867107

  115. The SL is doomed forever; it’s going to be a country like Zimbabwe ruled by the despotic family.

    For years to come there will be undemocratic mis-rule, no justice, from top to bottom all high & low officials of all category will be at the mercy of the Ruthless Rajapakse family, SL will be free only if the last of Rajapaksa perish.

  116. Ponniah Shanmugalingam Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    After the end of the Tamil War, the Sri Lankan government has opened the flood gates of state-sponsored Sinhala colonization of the Northeast,

    Well, the war opened flood gates for the Jaffna Tamils to come and plant themselves in Wellawatte and did you hear any Singhalees or a Muslim or any other lankan for that matter complaining ??? How about the Singhalees and the muslims that your worms chased away from the north ? Don't they have the right to go back to their homelands ???

    For more than 25 years the government’s attempt to move the border of Manal Aru was successfully thwarted by the LTTE, but the situation has dramatically changed since May 19th, 2009.

    We can remember how the 4th war started – your apes and worms closed the water gates of Mavil Aru – LOL !! It's said that the guy who did it is not even scared to open a tap where he is – i.e. in hell… – LOL !!

    Also please explain how you could move borders of a river or a stream? U claim that the GOSL tried to move Manal Aru – lol ??

    Pathmanathan Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Do you mean that all the terrorist had uniforms ? LOL !! Most did not wear uniforms anyways from what we know.
    Well, at least, they never wore those uniforms when they came to Colombo to plant bombs in buses or to attempt suicides – Is there a punishment involved for not wearing their uniforms ?? May be we can tell your leader KP and get them punished…

    Gal Oya Development Board spent a staggering US 67.2 million dollars to build the infrastructure and settle the colonists.

    When spending millions to facilitate the LTTE fleeing Tamils in Colombo by building apartments ? It's not colonization noh ??? it's pathetic to know that your brains don't function to understand that with development, people moving in to the areas is inevitable – why do you this the first ever colonies were all built around rivers and where there was water ??

    Also, the country belongs to all who are legal citizens in the country and there is no restriction by law for any party to go and live in any part of the country due to what so ever reason, especially, ethnicity – As I sighted before, if north and east are 100% Tamil lands, how can there be Tamils in other parts of the country ?? – Try eat a Banana before you start thinking !!

    Ponniah Shanmugalingam Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Isn't it good for these people to have security forces around them ?? I mean, the last time they were not around, a group of mentally sick apes took up arms and killed all innocent people who opposed them and majority that got killed were Tamils. At least now, these people could be assured that there will be no more monkey tricks around them and they could live peacefully – Oh and also, I guess u mean by thousands of IDP's the 15,000 left overs and not the 285,000 who were sent back home !!

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu

    Don't you want these poor people to get education and medicine ?? Oh – I forgot – you do not believe in education ya ?

    Also, interesting to know that there is a lot of development happening all over and China is spearheading the funding – may be the people in north will be ever so grateful to China for helping them out !!

    Imagine, the monies that would come in to the country with the Airport and port etc… also the infra development – all those monies could be used for further development and many people would get jobs – and I don't hear you saying that Many tamils from Jaffna are colonizing Hambanthota to work at the new port or New road to Jaffna brings in many tourists to Jaffna and a lot of money to the people who do business in Jaffna – Well, Again – you will not understand economics… You first learn how to peel a Banana before eating it…

    Kanagalingam Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hundreds of Canadian Tamils, including members of the National Council of Canadian Tamils and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, rallied in front of the Sri Lankan Consulate and then proceeded to march along Yonge Street.

    I trust that this means that the "Real Canadian" citizens would have had a bad day with your Apes blocking the streets….

    And, the consulate – well, they did not care, because they haven't even officially informed Colombo of such lunacy !

  117. Heshan Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Mahinda Rajapakse could not have asked for a better Leader of the Opposition. And Rauf Hakeem’s pathetic defence of his capitulation, that he was facing ‘reality’ and taking a ‘pragmatic political decision’ seems to reflect the views of the majority of politicians in this country who have defended this amendment or worse still stayed silent.

    You are also forgetting the massive number of Tamil politicians in the government – Douglas D, Karuna, Pillayan etc.. they all are supporting Mahinda Mama – pathetic neda ??

  118. Another Sinhalese is lying !!!

    Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself

    Dr. Susirith Mendis from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka said “It is possible that she self-embedded the nails (and needles) as a way to escape from her employer.”

    The case of L.T. Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid, has drawn international attention after 24 nails and needles were found to have been pressed into the woman’s legs, arms, hands and forehead.

    Mendis points out that there are worse cases of self-inflicted abuse in the medical literature from people suffering from Münchausen syndrome, a psychological condition where people feign trauma or illness in order to draw attention to themselves. The doctor urged Sri Lankan medical authorities to evaluate the woman psychologically before further communicating with the authorities in Saudi Arabia on this case. A medical report has been sent from Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia to help in the case.

    The doctor also suggested that the position of the nails and needles in the maid’s body, including those pushed into the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are “common and safe places for self-inflicted object embedding.”

    In addition to this speculation about how the nails and needles ended up embedded in the maid’s body, the Saudi daily Al-Yaum quoted on Sunday Hashim Al-Zaabi, a school principal in Al-Khafji, Eastern Province, claiming that Ariyawathi worked for his family 12 years ago and had performed “black magic” on his mother.

    “I am ready to provide information against the maid during the ongoing investigation,” Al-Zaabi was quoted as saying. “I know she is telling a lie by saying the sponsor planted nails in her body.”
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    The Sinhalese maid is lying……
    like the Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :)

  119. The Sinhalese is lying and cheating the whole world

    Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :(

    Then the Sinhalese maid is lying and !! :( :(

    Now the Sinhalese Cricketer is lying !! :( :( :(

    A leading Sri Lankan cricketer has been investigated by the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC), BBC Sinhala understands.

    The unnamed cricketer has been seen with a suspected match fixer and was reported to the ICC by the team's then manager, Brendon Kuruppu.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/8970473.s

  120. a.savage Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Dear A(ss) !!

    When was the last time you were washed right ?
    it is kind of pathetic to see you calling out "Racists" to who ever after appearing to be a supporter of the Racist LTTE who chased away all others except tamils in their control areas – reminds me of the saying "pot calling the kettle black" !!

    The monkey god reminds me of Hanuman and it would probably not have meant much for you if Prabha was called a monkey I guess – Oh – forgot – he was an Ape ya ? I mean – not evolved – the Primate stage and many more years in the ladder of evolution to get to the state of the modern human – well, I see a lot here who are in that state of primates too – followers of Piribaman !!

    I totally agree that Banana's should not be thrown at the Apes here at least till they learn how to Peel the Banana before consumption – May be we should throw some dooriyan to clean up the system !!

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    I was fascinated by this comment of yours – I was under the impression that impotent worms do not have sexual fantasies – but, how wrong am I – indeed you know about them though you were born due to your mother Farting you out !!

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    I think you are trying to describe what we humans call Zoophilia or bestiality – this is a very low form of sexuality and I understand your requirement to do so after careful study of your mental status….

    I trust this is where U are coming from because, the reason for calling Apes and Worms were clearly spelled out and you definitely were around then. (Un-evolved – still primate and micro organism stage – Apes and worms)

    Anyways, glad to know that you do have your share of fantasies which means that you are showing the early signs of evolving in to the next stages in the ladder of human evolution !!

    Their trademark “jokes” & ugly jeering laughter.

    Also, I am sorry that you do not still know the pleasures of Laughter and humour that a joke brings in – will take a few more millenniums for you to get to that stage… The only humans we know who do not share jokes or a laughter is those who have ulcers in their rectums or have a Cork stuck up their rectums – Not funny at all I guess !!!!!

  121. Siva,
    An 'Eelamist' need not be a Tamil. There assorted losers of many nationalities from the Sri Lanka UK, Europe, Australia & the US who supported the creation of an 'ethnically pure' Tamil homeland.

    Here's our favourite 'Eelamist' from Australia, Aunty Adele Balasingham, procuring children for the LTTE and distributing cyanide capsules to Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    The Repo Man can speak for himself, but he hasn't reserved the tag 'Apes' for Tamils, but all pro-Eelam fluffers. Why should Tamils have a monopoly on stupidity? It should be widely distributed.

    p.s. the only truly fascistic organisation in SL, headed by the 'Sun God' (or we call him, Sun Goat), was the LTTE.

    p.p.s. Congratulations on winning this thread's 'Godwin's Law' award. [Godwin's Law '"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." The term Godwin's law can also refer to the tradition that whoever makes such a comparison is said to "lose" the debate."]

  122. Thanks to Heshan for providing a perfect example of Eelamish racism.

    "Heshan Says: Another Sinhalese is lying Another Sinhalese is lying !!! Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself"

    What does her ethnicity have to do with her allegation, real or fraudulent? Is this genius of Eealm, Heshan claiming that only Sinhalese can lie and that Tamils are incapable of lying?

    Thank you again, Heshan for demonstrating the utter idiocy, and naked racism of pro-LTTE supporters. It's like shooting fish in barrel :)

  123. The Sinhalese is lying and cheating the whole world

    Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :(

    Then the Sinhalese maid is lying and !! :( :(

    Now the Sinhalese Cricketer is lying !! :( :( :(

    A leading Sri Lankan cricketer has been investigated by the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC), BBC Sinhala understands.

    The unnamed cricketer has been seen with a suspected match fixer and was reported to the ICC by the team's then manager, Brendon Kuruppu.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/8970473.s

  124. The Sinhalese is lying and cheating the whole world

    Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :(

    Then the Sinhalese maid is lying and !! :( :(

    Now the Sinhalese Cricketer is lying !! :( :( :(

    A leading Sri Lankan cricketer has been investigated by the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC), BBC Sinhala understands.

    The unnamed cricketer has been seen with a suspected match fixer and was reported to the ICC by the team's then manager, Brendon Kuruppu.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/8970473.s

  125. Siva Anna, calm down. :) :) If you get excited at the thought of discovering "lying Sinhalese", you'll spend your life in a permanent state of excitement.

    I'm very sorry for you that the Eelam project didn't work out, but displaying your idiocy like this is … really pathetic. I will of course refrain from pointing out the innumerable instances of the LTTE lying, dissembling and being fraudulent. :)

  126. a.savage wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Abuse pours out like vomit from the mouths of racists.

    In the US.

    Where the white supremacist, no – nothingTea Party racists now try to provoke Muslims by calling Allah the “monkey god”.

    Sound familiar to Tamils & those speaking for them, who are ALL described by ALL the Sinhalese writIng here as “apes” who have “bananas thrown at them” ?

    Racists don’t say such things out of mere “stupidity”.

    There are other factors at work.

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    Pornographers degrade the “Other” with symbols of degradation.

    One of the biggest such symbols is to beastialize animalize the “Other” — the object of their rage of lust.

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    To put animal symbols on her like chains, collars, bananas….

    Why ?

    These symbols of degradation & humiliation are repetitive brands.

    The marks burned into the “Other” to indicate her inferior, slave status.

    And the control over her by the sexist / classist / racist supremacist.

    So when you see here the messages of those who refer to us all as “apes” & “monkeys with bananas thrown at us”, & say such names for us are very justified, you will identify them for what they really are.

    Pornographers.

    Pornographers posing as “bloggers”.

    Pornographers with their trademark brands.

    Their trademark language.

    Their trademark “jokes” & ugly jeering laughter.

    And you will call them what they are.

    ____________________________

    Thanks dear friend for this insightful observation ….. :)

  127. Sinha-Nazis !!

    You do have some SEVERE mental problems !!

    Vile racists, stop calling Tamils “ Apes” or “ Eelamists"

    Your vocabulary exposes who you truly are – Sinha-Nazi !!

  128. Siva,
    An 'Eelamist' need not be a Tamil. There assorted losers of many nationalities from the Sri Lanka UK, Europe, Australia & the US who supported the creation of an 'ethnically pure' Tamil homeland.

    Here's our favourite 'Eelamist' from Australia, Aunty Adele Balasingham, procuring children for the LTTE and distributing cyanide capsules to Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    The Repo Man can speak for himself, but he hasn't reserved the tag 'Apes' for Tamils, but all pro-Eelam fluffers. Why should Tamils have a monopoly on stupidity? It should be widely distributed.

    p.s. the only truly fascistic organisation in SL, headed by the 'Sun God' (or we call him, Sun Goat), was the LTTE.

    p.p.s. Congratulations on winning this thread's 'Godwin's Law' award. [Godwin's Law '"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." The term Godwin's law can also refer to the tradition that whoever makes such a comparison is said to "lose" the debate."]

  129. Siva,
    An 'Eelamist' need not be a Tamil. There assorted losers of many nationalities from the Sri Lanka UK, Europe, Australia & the US who supported the creation of an 'ethnically pure' Tamil homeland.

    Here's our favourite 'Eelamist' from Australia, Aunty Adele Balasingham, procuring children for the LTTE and distributing cyanide capsules to Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    The Repo Man can speak for himself, but he hasn't reserved the tag 'Apes' for Tamils, but all pro-Eelam fluffers. Why should Tamils have a monopoly on stupidity? It should be widely distributed.

    p.s. the only truly fascistic organisation in SL, headed by the 'Sun God' (or we call him, Sun Goat), was the LTTE.

    p.p.s. Congratulations on winning this thread's 'Godwin's Law' award. [Godwin's Law '"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." The term Godwin's law can also refer to the tradition that whoever makes such a comparison is said to "lose" the debate."]

  130. What's worse – selling an infant (an isolated and illegal event) or forcing children into combat (part of the LTTE's doctrine)?

    The cheerleaders for recruitment of these Tamil child soldiers live and prosper, thousands of miles away from the battlefield.

    Siva, what do you reckon is the bigger evil?

    Here are Eelamish peoples of the Canadian Tamil Congress, (a key cheerleader for the LTTE) and their Canadian White Masters enjoying a lovely banquet, whilst bemoaning the fate of the Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/36b7xe5

  131. Bitterness over High Security Zones continues to poison post war reconciliation.

    Especially, since Keheliya Rambukwella, the 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.

    Four thousand acres of land have been taken over in Murukandi and Kilinochchi to build a new military cantonment. The inhabitants of three villages have been displaced.

    When the petition by displaced Tamils was handed over to the president, he promised that Tamils would be resettled in their original lands. But, still, they languish as displaced persons.

    The worst fear of the Tamils is a rapid change of the demography in the region, courtesy military expansion.

    “There are 100,000 soldiers in the North-East. If everyone comes with their wives and two kids, there will be 400,000 new people in the Wanni. That would change the demography of the North overnight,”

  132. A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children's Bureau.

    The father of the infant was a married man employed in Italy while the mother was an unmarried young woman, the police said. The mother had been admitted to a hospial in Borella through a doctor in Attidiya. The infant had been sold to a woman Attidiya through a female worker attached to the hospital.

    Srilanka Reporter August 2010

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    The high morality of the Sinhalese is shining brightly here !!!!! :)

  133. A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children’s Bureau.

    The father of the infant was a married man employed in Italy while the mother was an unmarried young woman, the police said. The mother had been admitted to a hospial in Borella through a doctor in Attidiya. The infant had been sold to a woman Attidiya through a female worker attached to the hospital.

    Srilanka Reporter August 2010

    ——————————————

    The high morality of the Sinhalese is shining brightly here !!!!! :) :) :)

  134. While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu under an agreement signed by Basil Rajapaksa, Head of Presidential Task Force with China. About 5,000 acres have been acquired for the purpose. China is also constructing 60,000 houses costing $110 million for families of the armed forces in Jaffna, Kankesanthurai, Mullaitivu and Pooneryn. About 1,000 houses in Vanni have already been completed. Chinese Defence Ministry has offered a loan of $ 20 million loan for purchasing equipment needed for building military-related installations in the North.

    China is underwriting these ventures with liberal credit. The Exim Bank of China has agreed to provide a preferential credit facility of over $1 bn for roads and rail projects and construction of military housing projects in the North.

    Other Chinese projects, including Hambantota port, a Special Economic Zone, a 1,000 acre Tapioca farm, the 900 MW coal-fired Norochcholai power plant, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, an oil bunkering facility, the Palai-Kankesanthurai rail-line, a Performing Arts Centre in Colombo and a host of other projects, make the Chinese portfolio the envy of export economies in meltdown.

    China remained Sri Lanka’s biggest source of foreign funding in 2009, providing $1.2 billion or nearly triple the $424 million given by the number two overseas lender, the Asian Development Bank. In March, 2010 China pledged another $290m for a new airport and to upgrade the island’s railways.

    In his recent statement before a Sri Lankan commission looking at lessons learned from the war, Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Gotabhaya also proclaimed that the military operation was a really a “humanitarian intervention” In practice, however, rather than protecting civilians, the government blocked access by humanitarian organisations. The International Committee of the Red Cross complained publicly that it was unable to reach those most in need.

    There are genuine concerns that the Lessons Learned Commission will serve only to whitewash allegations of serious abuses, and that its conclusions will be used to brush off calls for an international investigation.

    The panel’s mandate is deliberately limited: its main responsibility is to understand the reasons for the collapse of the 2002 ceasefire agreement, and there is no express mandate to investigate laws of war violations.

  135. There is no doubt that the proposed constitutional amendment is merely a means of consolidating the dynastic ambitions of the Rajapakses. And clearly, the largest opposition, the UNP is quietly imploding and incapable of fulfilling its responsibilities and it is futile to hope that the amendment will be defeated in parliament. At this moment, probably the most crucial moment in Sri Lanka’s contemporary history, the Leader of the Opposition is out of the country on a ‘private visit’! This surely underscores his utter lack of concern for the good of this country, his political ineptitude and his callousness. Certainly, we cannot look to him for inspiration. Mahinda Rajapakse could not have asked for a better Leader of the Opposition. And Rauf Hakeem’s pathetic defence of his capitulation, that he was facing ‘reality’ and taking a ‘pragmatic political decision’ seems to reflect the views of the majority of politicians in this country who have defended this amendment or worse still stayed silent.

    If we do not express our collective anger at this moment, then we have no right to criticise or condemn any action the Rajapakse government takes in the future. If we are silent on this occasion, then all our analysis, discussions, debates and pontifications mean nothing. This is not the time to prevaricate or to look for perfect solutions; we must show our opposition to this most outrageous of moves by the Rajapakse dynasty.

  136. The Sinhalese DUPED CANADIAN people

    Sri Lanka staged a Brutal Racist War against the minority Tamils under the pretext of fighting the war on terror……

    The mind frame of the West…. was suitable and they were gullible enough to believe the srilankans false propaganda.

    Tamils became the unfortunate victims.

    Between 2006-May 2009 over a million displaced from their homes and were in the concentration camps as IDPs, more than 150,000 death and maimed.

  137. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    The young widows are sexually harassed by the Sri Lanka Army soldiers and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation

    P.Selvaraja states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

  138. 4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    4763 complaints have been received by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) from the districts of Jaffna, Mannaar and Vavuniyaa in Northern Province from May last year.

    Most of these complaints are regarding the disappearances of persons from May 2009 till now, according to an official of the HRCSL.

    These complaints have been made to the HRCSL offices located in Vavuniyaa, Mannaar and Jaffna.

  139. What's worse – selling an infant (an isolated and illegal event) or forcing children into combat (part of the LTTE's doctrine)?

    The cheerleaders for recruitment of these Tamil child soldiers live and prosper, thousands of miles away from the battlefield.

    Siva, what do you reckon is the bigger evil?

    Here are Eelamish peoples of the Canadian Tamil Congress, (a key cheerleader for the LTTE) and their Canadian White Masters enjoying a lovely banquet, whilst bemoaning the fate of the Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/36b7xe5

  140. What's worse – selling an infant (an isolated and illegal event) or forcing children into combat (part of the LTTE's doctrine)?

    The cheerleaders for recruitment of these Tamil child soldiers live and prosper, thousands of miles away from the battlefield.

    Siva, what do you reckon is the bigger evil?

    Here are Eelamish peoples of the Canadian Tamil Congress, (a key cheerleader for the LTTE) and their Canadian White Masters enjoying a lovely banquet, whilst bemoaning the fate of the Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/36b7xe5

  141. @Jin: I was just giving AI the benefit of believing their statements (I know, I should know better! :), but AI had better provide good evidence that these guys were ‘tortured’ by the Police/Prison guards as a part of deliberate govt policy or they’ll be left looking foolish.

    Its more likely that they were injured in a brawl amongst prisoners and they’re claiming that the injuries are due to being tortured. If the SL govt is clever, they’ll provide evidence to disprove the ‘deliberate torture’ story.

    @a.savage:
    You really shouldn’t bring up ‘racism’ in connection with the failed Eelam struggle for an independent, ethnically pure homelands only for Tamils.

    Explain please the difference between the ‘White Homelands’ sought by white racists like the BNP (British National Party), the Aryan Nations and the Orania Movement and ‘Tamil Homelands’ sought by the LTTE and its diaspora supporters.

    White racists seek a white-only homeland.
    http://tinyurl.com/36g73mf

    Tamil racists seek a Tamil-only homeland. Currently, location unknown. Last known info here: http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=74&id=4615

    The only pornographers on these blogs are the pro-LTTE supporters using the misery of their fellow citizens to further their futile quest and of course pro-Eelam Fluffers like you!

  142. Another Sinhalese is lying Another Sinhalese is lying !!! :)

    Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself

    Dr. Susirith Mendis from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka said “It is possible that she self-embedded the nails (and needles) as a way to escape from her employer.”

    The case of L.T. Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid, has drawn international attention after 24 nails and needles were found to have been pressed into the woman’s legs, arms, hands and forehead.

    Mendis points out that there are worse cases of self-inflicted abuse in the medical literature from people suffering from Münchausen syndrome, a psychological condition where people feign trauma or illness in order to draw attention to themselves. The doctor urged Sri Lankan medical authorities to evaluate the woman psychologically before further communicating with the authorities in Saudi Arabia on this case. A medical report has been sent from Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia to help in the case.

    The doctor also suggested that the position of the nails and needles in the maid’s body, including those pushed into the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are “common and safe places for self-inflicted object embedding.”

    In addition to this speculation about how the nails and needles ended up embedded in the maid’s body, the Saudi daily Al-Yaum quoted on Sunday Hashim Al-Zaabi, a school principal in Al-Khafji, Eastern Province, claiming that Ariyawathi worked for his family 12 years ago and had performed “black magic” on his mother.

    “I am ready to provide information against the maid during the ongoing investigation,” Al-Zaabi was quoted as saying. “I know she is telling a lie by saying the sponsor planted nails in her body.”

  143. How many Lankans were killed through pro-LTTE financial support?

    Donkey LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" :)

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland: Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    • Every Tamil family had to give 50-100 CHF. Some reports speak of 50 million CHF flowing to the LTTE in the last phase of Eelam War 4.

    • The LTTE demanded Swiss Tamils to take out loans of 10,000 CHF or more for 'final victory'. Now the 'true believers in Eelam' want their money back as the LTTE didn't deliver a 'Tamil Homeland'.
    Fantastic. My Christmas has come very early this year! :)

    Go on Valliyammai, estimate how many Lankans (irrespective of their ethnicity)lost their lives in Eelam War IV from the $30 million+ flowing into the LTTE's coffers.

  144. In fact the cultural, educational, political and economic discrimination against the 18% minority Tamil population began in 1956: this included the systematic physical abuse (including murder) of Tamil civilians beginning in 1956. In 1956 supporters of Sinhalese political parties forming the coalition government attacked peaceful demonstrators calling for use of the Tamil language to be allowed in civil and other proceedings.

    The situation was aggravated by the then prime minister, and a number of Tamils living in the south of the country were attacked, beaten up and even killed, and houses were burned down.

    The violence was all committed by Sinhalese thugs in the Sinhalese south – but the government sent the army into the Tamil north, in order to “keep the peace” (where peace already existed).

  145. The Tamil War Victory – will be for Rajapaksa – easy come easy go !!! :)

    The Sinhalese are waking up to the dictatorship !!! :) :) :)

  146. The Sri Lanka President – the Mass Murderer of the 40 000 innocent women and children – wants to be President for life .

    The Dictators and Tyrants all over the world, saw how the Sri Lanka Butcher-Rajapaksa was well rewarded for his despicable war crimes .

    This kind slaughter will be repeated again, again and again

  147. The SL is doomed forever; it’s going to be a country like Zimbabwe ruled by the despotic family.

    For years to come there will be undemocratic mis-rule, no justice, from top to bottom all high & low officials of all category will be at the mercy of the Ruthless Rajapakse family, SL will be free only if the last of Rajapaksa perish.

  148. Ponniah Shanmugalingam Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    After the end of the Tamil War, the Sri Lankan government has opened the flood gates of state-sponsored Sinhala colonization of the Northeast,

    Well, the war opened flood gates for the Jaffna Tamils to come and plant themselves in Wellawatte and did you hear any Singhalees or a Muslim or any other lankan for that matter complaining ??? How about the Singhalees and the muslims that your worms chased away from the north ? Don’t they have the right to go back to their homelands ???

    For more than 25 years the government’s attempt to move the border of Manal Aru was successfully thwarted by the LTTE, but the situation has dramatically changed since May 19th, 2009.

    We can remember how the 4th war started – your apes and worms closed the water gates of Mavil Aru – LOL !! It’s said that the guy who did it is not even scared to open a tap where he is – i.e. in hell… – LOL !!

    Also please explain how you could move borders of a river or a stream? U claim that the GOSL tried to move Manal Aru – lol ??

    Pathmanathan Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Gotabhaya claimed that injured Tigers “changed their uniforms into civilian clothes”

    Do you mean that all the terrorist had uniforms ? LOL !! Most did not wear uniforms anyways from what we know.
    Well, at least, they never wore those uniforms when they came to Colombo to plant bombs in buses or to attempt suicides – Is there a punishment involved for not wearing their uniforms ?? May be we can tell your leader KP and get them punished…

    Gal Oya Development Board spent a staggering US 67.2 million dollars to build the infrastructure and settle the colonists.

    When spending millions to facilitate the LTTE fleeing Tamils in Colombo by building apartments ? It’s not colonization noh ??? it’s pathetic to know that your brains don’t function to understand that with development, people moving in to the areas is inevitable – why do you this the first ever colonies were all built around rivers and where there was water ??

    Also, the country belongs to all who are legal citizens in the country and there is no restriction by law for any party to go and live in any part of the country due to what so ever reason, especially, ethnicity – As I sighted before, if north and east are 100% Tamil lands, how can there be Tamils in other parts of the country ?? – Try eat a Banana before you start thinking !!

    Ponniah Shanmugalingam Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    While the Sri Lanka government is preventing thousands and thousands of Thamil IDPs to settle down in their own homes, it is grabbing swathes of cultivable land in Vanni to build military bases, cantonments and houses for the armed forces.

    Isn’t it good for these people to have security forces around them ?? I mean, the last time they were not around, a group of mentally sick apes took up arms and killed all innocent people who opposed them and majority that got killed were Tamils. At least now, these people could be assured that there will be no more monkey tricks around them and they could live peacefully – Oh and also, I guess u mean by thousands of IDP’s the 15,000 left overs and not the 285,000 who were sent back home !!

    Two cantonments with schools, hospitals, living quarters and ten military bases have been constructed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu

    Don’t you want these poor people to get education and medicine ?? Oh – I forgot – you do not believe in education ya ?

    Also, interesting to know that there is a lot of development happening all over and China is spearheading the funding – may be the people in north will be ever so grateful to China for helping them out !!

    Imagine, the monies that would come in to the country with the Airport and port etc… also the infra development – all those monies could be used for further development and many people would get jobs – and I don’t hear you saying that Many tamils from Jaffna are colonizing Hambanthota to work at the new port or New road to Jaffna brings in many tourists to Jaffna and a lot of money to the people who do business in Jaffna – Well, Again – you will not understand economics… You first learn how to peel a Banana before eating it…

    Kanagalingam Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hundreds of Canadian Tamils, including members of the National Council of Canadian Tamils and the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, rallied in front of the Sri Lankan Consulate and then proceeded to march along Yonge Street.

    I trust that this means that the “Real Canadian” citizens would have had a bad day with your Apes blocking the streets….

    And, the consulate – well, they did not care, because they haven’t even officially informed Colombo of such lunacy !

  149. Heshan Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Mahinda Rajapakse could not have asked for a better Leader of the Opposition. And Rauf Hakeem’s pathetic defence of his capitulation, that he was facing ‘reality’ and taking a ‘pragmatic political decision’ seems to reflect the views of the majority of politicians in this country who have defended this amendment or worse still stayed silent.

    You are also forgetting the massive number of Tamil politicians in the government – Douglas D, Karuna, Pillayan etc.. they all are supporting Mahinda Mama – pathetic neda ??

  150. Another Sinhalese is lying !!!

    Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself

    Dr. Susirith Mendis from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka said “It is possible that she self-embedded the nails (and needles) as a way to escape from her employer.”

    The case of L.T. Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid, has drawn international attention after 24 nails and needles were found to have been pressed into the woman’s legs, arms, hands and forehead.

    Mendis points out that there are worse cases of self-inflicted abuse in the medical literature from people suffering from Münchausen syndrome, a psychological condition where people feign trauma or illness in order to draw attention to themselves. The doctor urged Sri Lankan medical authorities to evaluate the woman psychologically before further communicating with the authorities in Saudi Arabia on this case. A medical report has been sent from Sri Lanka to Saudi Arabia to help in the case.

    The doctor also suggested that the position of the nails and needles in the maid’s body, including those pushed into the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are “common and safe places for self-inflicted object embedding.”

    In addition to this speculation about how the nails and needles ended up embedded in the maid’s body, the Saudi daily Al-Yaum quoted on Sunday Hashim Al-Zaabi, a school principal in Al-Khafji, Eastern Province, claiming that Ariyawathi worked for his family 12 years ago and had performed “black magic” on his mother.

    “I am ready to provide information against the maid during the ongoing investigation,” Al-Zaabi was quoted as saying. “I know she is telling a lie by saying the sponsor planted nails in her body.”
    —————————————————————
    The Sinhalese maid is lying……
    like the Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :)

  151. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka.

    The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka's 'racial' tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians.

    But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth

  152. Sri Lanka President's vehicle reserve up from Rs 3 Billion to Rs 241 Billion in four years.

    The details are revealed by the Annual report of the Ministry of Finance and Planning: When Mahinda Rajapakksa was elected as the President in 2005, the value of vehicles allocated to his was Rs 30,910,000. This has been increased to 2,410,346,000 by the year 2009.

    Estimate the number of houses that can be built with this money.

  153. a.savage Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Dear A(ss) !!

    When was the last time you were washed right ?
    it is kind of pathetic to see you calling out “Racists” to who ever after appearing to be a supporter of the Racist LTTE who chased away all others except tamils in their control areas – reminds me of the saying “pot calling the kettle black” !!

    The monkey god reminds me of Hanuman and it would probably not have meant much for you if Prabha was called a monkey I guess – Oh – forgot – he was an Ape ya ? I mean – not evolved – the Primate stage and many more years in the ladder of evolution to get to the state of the modern human – well, I see a lot here who are in that state of primates too – followers of Piribaman !!

    I totally agree that Banana’s should not be thrown at the Apes here at least till they learn how to Peel the Banana before consumption – May be we should throw some dooriyan to clean up the system !!

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    I was fascinated by this comment of yours – I was under the impression that impotent worms do not have sexual fantasies – but, how wrong am I – indeed you know about them though you were born due to your mother Farting you out !!

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    I think you are trying to describe what we humans call Zoophilia or bestiality – this is a very low form of sexuality and I understand your requirement to do so after careful study of your mental status….

    I trust this is where U are coming from because, the reason for calling Apes and Worms were clearly spelled out and you definitely were around then. (Un-evolved – still primate and micro organism stage – Apes and worms)

    Anyways, glad to know that you do have your share of fantasies which means that you are showing the early signs of evolving in to the next stages in the ladder of human evolution !!

    Their trademark “jokes” & ugly jeering laughter.

    Also, I am sorry that you do not still know the pleasures of Laughter and humour that a joke brings in – will take a few more millenniums for you to get to that stage… The only humans we know who do not share jokes or a laughter is those who have ulcers in their rectums or have a Cork stuck up their rectums – Not funny at all I guess !!!!!

  154. How many Lankans were killed through pro-LTTE financial support?

    Donkey LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" :)

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland: Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    • Every Tamil family had to give 50-100 CHF. Some reports speak of 50 million CHF flowing to the LTTE in the last phase of Eelam War 4.

    • The LTTE demanded Swiss Tamils to take out loans of 10,000 CHF or more for 'final victory'. Now the 'true believers in Eelam' want their money back as the LTTE didn't deliver a 'Tamil Homeland'.
    Fantastic. My Christmas has come very early this year! :)

    Go on Valliyammai, estimate how many Lankans (irrespective of their ethnicity)lost their lives in Eelam War IV from the $30 million+ flowing into the LTTE's coffers.

  155. How many Lankans were killed through pro-LTTE financial support?

    Donkey LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" :)

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland: Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    • Every Tamil family had to give 50-100 CHF. Some reports speak of 50 million CHF flowing to the LTTE in the last phase of Eelam War 4.

    • The LTTE demanded Swiss Tamils to take out loans of 10,000 CHF or more for 'final victory'. Now the 'true believers in Eelam' want their money back as the LTTE didn't deliver a 'Tamil Homeland'.
    Fantastic. My Christmas has come very early this year! :)

    Go on Valliyammai, estimate how many Lankans (irrespective of their ethnicity)lost their lives in Eelam War IV from the $30 million+ flowing into the LTTE's coffers.

  156. Mango Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Heshan claiming that only Sinhalese can lie and that Tamils are incapable of lying?

    I was going to actually spell out the lies that the LTTE Apes told, then gave up after seeing your post – indeed a waste of time !!

    Was wondering whether president Bill Clinton is a Singhalees too ?? LOL !!

    Also, there is a very good Singhalees who post here – Jim Mc Donald of course – Remember the lie about cluster bombing??? LOL !!

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    This post proves that you have not even thought of evolving in to a human – pure idiocy !!!! – thank you for proving the stupidity of Peelamists once again !!

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children’s Bureau.

    Well, as much as it's illegal, the child would surely have a better life with the foreign family who adopted the kid illegally – this story is not new and has happened many times in the past. Many such children, now grown up, do visit their original parents looking quite prosperous.

    I was wondering whether selling the kid to such family is a worse crime than hanging a cyanide capsule around the fellow's neck and giving an AK 47 to his hand ?? What's better seriously ?? Appreciate your feedback Siva (BTW, Siva I know was a multiple dunked – for a moment, I was wondering whether it's the same person here – LOL, but then again, my friend was fun and was joking all the time though never made a stupid comment.

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    Tamils were in a war ?????????????????
    When was this ?? I don't remember the great Tamil leaders as Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan taking guns and running around nor ordering soldiers to kill people ?????

    Also, I was wondering whether I could make a few false complains to the HRC ? I mean, any donkey can complain about things that never happened ya ?? Specially when there are Apes and Worms who could lie through their rectums ?

  157. I see that you are in in denial !!! :(

    I would like to recommend you to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone.

    Despite tyour sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable.

    I was please that finally , this year UN has ordered a war crime panel on Sri Lanka.

  158. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    the value of vehicles allocated to his was Rs 30,910,000. This has been increased to 2,410,346,000 by the year 2009.

    Estimate the number of houses that can be built with this money.

    Ha Ha Ha !!!!

    At least the houses are built and the "Other Monies" are being used for development – how about the USD 30 million you gave to have Peelam ???? LOL – All gone down the drainage pipe in to the shit pit !!!! – LOL !! Booo Hooo… Our president goes in good vehicles and your monies goes down shit pit !!

  159. No Tamil doctors in Vaakarai government hospital

    Residents of Vaakarai, a traditional Tamil village in Batticaloa district, find difficult to explain their illness and obtain treatment as medical officers who can converse in Tamil language are not posted to Vaakarai government hospital.

    All medical officers posted to this hospital are Sinhala.

    Vaakari village comprises sixteen Village Officer divisions with a population of about twenty thousand people, almost one hundred percent Tamils.

    Workers in the hospital are also not fluent in Sinhala to translate their complaints to medical officers.

    The Tamils have requested the civil authorities to post at least a Tamil speaking medical officer.

    Uprooted Tamil residents who fled due to military operation have now been resettled in Vaakarai village.

  160. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Who is denying what ??????

    1. Do you not deny that the LTTE held innocent Tamils as human shields ??
    2. Do you not deny that the LTTE recruited child soldiers ?
    3. Do you not deny that Piribaharan / LTTE ordered killing of Tamil leaders who opposed the racial terrorist movement ?
    4. Do you not deny that Public property was used as bunkers and arms storage by LTTE ?
    5. Do you not deny that your gave money to the LTTE that was used to buy arms that killed thousands of innocent civilians ??

    I shall stop at that and throw the next 1000 denials of LTTE and it's Die Ass Pora once you answer the above questions.

    I would expect you to answer the questions as a man and a true fighter !!

    Or, could I expect you to run away like a spineless impotent pussy ??

    Let's see – bring it on you chicken shit !!!

  161. At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen and their families, mostly mothers, have begun a desperate search for their children gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at the end of the war, Education Department sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    Sri Lanka government has failed to disclose the particulars of the teenage students who had either surrendered or been arrested while humanitarian organizations responsible for tracing persons disappeared have no information on them

    Most of the resettled families in Vanni, having lost their family heads and male members, the mothers have begun to put up notices with details of their children gone missing, outside the schools where they had been studying.

    The mother of Tharmalingam Kaviraj, 16, a tenth grade student of Ki’linochchi Tharmapuram Makaa Viththiyaalyam, who had lost her husband during the war had put up a notice seeking her son. She said that she is unable to get any information about him from any of the related authorities.

    Similar notices have appeared in many schools in Vanni which have begun to function after resettlement.

    The social activists and organizations, vociferous on the rights of children and child soldiers during the war, are now conspicuously inactive doing nothing to help trace the teenage students disappeared during the final days of Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni said.

  162. Southern contractors benefit from international funds for development in Jaffna

    Sri Lanka government gives preference mostly to Southern contractors and workers allowing them to benefit from international assistance provided to develop the infrastructure of Jaffna district and to take South the profits made while denying opportunities to local people, C. V. K. Sivagnanam, former president of Jaffna district NGOs Federation and Joint Secretary of Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) said.

    Local entrepreneurs in foreign countries should immediately appoint their representatives in Jaffna and actively participate in the development projects so that the profit in the ventures could be invested again in the north creating job and trade opportunities for the local people, Sivagnanam said.

  163. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    No Tamil doctors in Vaakarai government hospital

    of course you idiot – they are here earning more money in private hospitals – at least there is enough medical attention with many other doctors on duty – Treating patients does not happen due to ethnicity, but, depending on sickness. There are many translators there if there is a difficulty in communication – Remember, almost all Army soldiers speak good Tamil :) !! They were also among your apes disguised as LTTE and giving intelligence feedback to us :) !!

    Bottom line – you have lost the battle in all angles – in the field and diplomatically – So, time to stop lies and start a fresh meaningful life or if not you will end up like Jim MD – washing other peoples backs !!

  164. Thanks to Heshan for providing a perfect example of Eelamish racism.

    “Heshan Says: Another Sinhalese is lying Another Sinhalese is lying !!! Doctor suggests Lankan maid could have nailed herself”

    What does her ethnicity have to do with her allegation, real or fraudulent? Is this genius of Eealm, Heshan claiming that only Sinhalese can lie and that Tamils are incapable of lying?

    Thank you again, Heshan for demonstrating the utter idiocy, and naked racism of pro-LTTE supporters. It’s like shooting fish in barrel :)

  165. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ??? This is what your pussy chicken shit ape leader piribaharan did – sent children to the war front and hid behind his underground bunkers like a true pussy !! He was a spineless worm and good he knocked his head somewhere before he put more kids in danger !!!

    Also, where do you want the GOSL to bring contractors from ?? Would you like it if they were from China ??? The costs are higher, but, may be GOSL can consider…..

    I am still waiting for you to answer the questions that I posted when your handle was Siva and Walleyammi !

  166. Mango – I wonder whether it is Jim who is posting here under different names which sound Tamil Names – Any idea ?? I mean I don't get answers to questions from Jim nor the others who post here ?????

  167. The Sinhalese is lying and cheating the whole world

    Sinhalese President Rajapakse is lying !! :(

    Then the Sinhalese maid is lying and !! :( :(

    Now the Sinhalese Cricketer is lying !! :( :( :(

    A leading Sri Lankan cricketer has been investigated by the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC), BBC Sinhala understands.

    The unnamed cricketer has been seen with a suspected match fixer and was reported to the ICC by the team’s then manager, Brendon Kuruppu.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/8970473.stm

  168. Siva Anna, calm down. :) :) If you get excited at the thought of discovering “lying Sinhalese”, you’ll spend your life in a permanent state of excitement.

    I’m very sorry for you that the Eelam project didn’t work out, but displaying your idiocy like this is … really pathetic. I will of course refrain from pointing out the innumerable instances of the LTTE lying, dissembling and being fraudulent. :)

  169. The Scope of Canadian Conscience

    by Roy Ratnavel

    As my flight descended into Charleston, South Carolina, I could see Fort Sumter in the horizon through my sunny window of the aged United Airlines CRJ aircraft. Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the first shots initiated the American Civil War — subsequently bringing on unimaginable suffering of the people during and after that gruesome period in American history.

    This inspired me to write about the people I left behind almost 22 years ago and their unimaginable, still ongoing suffering due to the longest civil war in Asian history. Leading up to the finale of Sri Lankan Civil War, many military strategists, politicians and terror experts in the West have either failed to recognize the deeper issues in Sri Lanka or they have deliberately applied a methodology to cause one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the century.

    The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of ‘civilized’ people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered.

    I would like to recommend to those who are in denial to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone. Despite their sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable. Finally, this year UN has ordered a war crime investigation on Sri Lanka.

    Canadian officials too should stop making pedestrian, boringly predictable utterances on public forums. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said, passengers paid up to $50,000 for a spot on the Sun Sea. If this sum is accurate, it suggests these people were desperate enough to spend what amounts to a small fortune to escape their homeland. I think Canada should take their desperation seriously.

    Lament of Toews that “terrorist planning and financing” behind this voyage is extremely prejudicial to these individuals and to the Tamil community. If I were fleeing persecution, I’d be grateful to any and all who facilitated my escape. The Tamil boat-people should not be tainted by a blanket presumption of guilt.

    Right now Tamils are sort of isolated, being demonized and the sense is growing in Canada that anything associated with Tamils is somehow alien, foreign and aggressive. And that is very dangerous line of thinking. Minister Toews irresponsible comments only helps to fan this illicit flame of anger.

    Even the possibility that the Canadian government may be considering a deal to share intelligence with the Sri Lankan government is reprehensible. Few years back Sri Lanka was voted out of UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lankan government even said our parliamentarian Bob Rae and the Swedish Foreign Minister are a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security. Given such lack of credibility and idiocy, relying on Sri Lankan authorities for background checks on Tamil refugees who have arrived on our shores makes as much as sense as asking Colonel Sanders, “What’s for dinner?”

    Tamils arrival in Canada started in earnest 27 years ago in 1983 after the Sri Lankan government orchestrated horrendous race riot in July of that year. The mass exodus accelerated in the last decade of last century resulting in the largest Sri Lankan Tamil population outside of Sri Lanka. Since then, collectively Tamil lives were ‘rewired’ in this great land, and all around the free world outside the borders of Sri Lanka.

    Prior to this, Tamils world consisted of the notion that populace mattered little. It is a world associated with state aggression and brutality. Tamils were exposed to death and destruction and witnessed many atrocities, engulfing us in general malaise. They are from a country where weapons dominated, and the slaughter of innocents was a form of development aid for the government.

    In the Canadian environment of political freedom and freedom of choice, the process of enantiodromia began in one form or another. Tamils gradual transformation began from an unfairly organized, flawed democratic system into a liberal Democracy where one has the freedom to attempt to shape their own life. Tamils gained the opportunity of knowing and choosing between different forms of life — and, have now established a mounting presence in multiple facets of Canadian life: business, academic, political and social.

    While the past may not repeat itself, it does often rhyme, as Mark Twain once said. Tamils’ future chapters to come may be different, but the verses are likely to sound the same. Contemporary events differ from history in that we do not know the results they will produce. Looking back, we can assess the significance of our past experiences, situations, hardships we faced and trace the consequences they have brought in our adopted country. While history runs its course, it is not history to us — rather, it’s our collective experience.

    Tamils have worked their own salvation, their survival, in a long series of acts, conditions and judgments. Now Tamils who live outside of Sri Lanka have purpose. This purpose is a big part of Tamil survival. Hereto between life and death, these 492 souls arrived on our shores — chose life. Chose Canada.

    Dangerous game of guilt by association could be played with almost anybody with a card and a highlighter. This whole thing has gotten to a panic mode. In our panic, us Canadians lost sight of something very important. If only someone could step up and cut through all this political posturing, grandstanding and fear-mongering and remind us what Canada is all about — a ‘civilized’ nation.

    Rather than creating a smokescreen with bitter rhetoric about terrorism, Canada’s priority must be to expedite due process of each refugee claim to determine if they are legitimate refugees. Similar accusations were made last year as well when Ocean Lady came to our shores with 76 Tamil men and it turned out to be unprovable. Canada must stop this predictable pattern of reaction because such entry doesn’t need villains. Hate is dividing us, and this hate is then harvested and sold as news.

    If Tamils victimized in this conflict and fearing further persecution put their lives in the hands of smugglers, they are only doing what so many refugees before them have been forced to do. As an island nation, there is no way out of Sri Lanka but by air or sea. Anyone who says that ‘these people’ should have applied for entry to Canada through ‘the proper channels’ certainly haven’t paid attention to the news emerging from Sri Lanka.

    Canada has an obligation under our law to take refugee claims seriously and give them due process. What is not sure is if Canadian government will send them all back to appease the masses to gain political mileage — which will be unfortunate. What is for sure is if Canada sends them back without hearing their stories, then we Canadians have no right to claim that we are a ‘civilized nation.’

    As I leave, I wonder if Sri Lanka could ever become like South Carolina after the civil war — devoid of state orchestrated killings but full of economic hope, peace and prosperity. And, how long would that take? Until then, Tamil boats will be roaming the friendly waters. Fort Sumter appeared through my window yet again, as I ascended towards the cloudy sky.
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  170. a.savage wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Abuse pours out like vomit from the mouths of racists.

    In the US.

    Where the white supremacist, no – nothingTea Party racists now try to provoke Muslims by calling Allah the “monkey god”.

    Sound familiar to Tamils & those speaking for them, who are ALL described by ALL the Sinhalese writIng here as “apes” who have “bananas thrown at them” ?

    Racists don’t say such things out of mere “stupidity”.

    There are other factors at work.

    Racists are the pornographers of the social expression.

    Pornographers degrade the “Other” with symbols of degradation.

    One of the biggest such symbols is to beastialize animalize the “Other” — the object of their rage of lust.

    To put her / him into animal conditions / situations / poses / positions.

    To put animal symbols on her like chains, collars, bananas….

    Why ?

    These symbols of degradation & humiliation are repetitive brands.

    The marks burned into the “Other” to indicate her inferior, slave status.

    And the control over her by the sexist / classist / racist supremacist.

    So when you see here the messages of those who refer to us all as “apes” & “monkeys with bananas thrown at us”, & say such names for us are very justified, you will identify them for what they really are.

    Pornographers.

    Pornographers posing as “bloggers”.

    Pornographers with their trademark brands.

    Their trademark language.

    Their trademark “jokes” & ugly jeering laughter.

    And you will call them what they are.

    ____________________________

    Thanks dear friend for this insightful observation ….. :)

  171. Sinha-Nazis !!

    You do have some SEVERE mental problems !!

    Vile racists, stop calling Tamils “ Apes” or “ Eelamists”

    Your vocabulary exposes who you truly are – Sinha-Nazi !!

  172. I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!
    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

  173. Nagaraththaar

    I agree with you :)

    This kind of comments are simply aren’t appropriate here.

    This kind of garish rubbish belongs only in the gutter. Perhaps this is reason why responses are not forthcoming

  174. Siva,
    An ‘Eelamist’ need not be a Tamil. There assorted losers of many nationalities from the Sri Lanka UK, Europe, Australia & the US who supported the creation of an ‘ethnically pure’ Tamil homeland.

    Here’s our favourite ‘Eelamist’ from Australia, Aunty Adele Balasingham, procuring children for the LTTE and distributing cyanide capsules to Tamil child soldiers. http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    The Repo Man can speak for himself, but he hasn’t reserved the tag ‘Apes’ for Tamils, but all pro-Eelam fluffers. Why should Tamils have a monopoly on stupidity? It should be widely distributed.

    p.s. the only truly fascistic organisation in SL, headed by the ‘Sun God’ (or we call him, Sun Goat), was the LTTE.

    p.p.s. Congratulations on winning this thread’s ‘Godwin’s Law’ award. [Godwin's Law '"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." The term Godwin's law can also refer to the tradition that whoever makes such a comparison is said to "lose" the debate."]

  175. Ganapathi

    I believe so , bro !!!!

    There is absolutely no justification to be so rude here other than to irritate their fellow bloggers.

    This behavior is childish which demonstrates amply their churlish attitude

  176. Bitterness over High Security Zones continues to poison post war reconciliation.

    Especially, since Keheliya Rambukwella, the 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.

    Four thousand acres of land have been taken over in Murukandi and Kilinochchi to build a new military cantonment. The inhabitants of three villages have been displaced.

    When the petition by displaced Tamils was handed over to the president, he promised that Tamils would be resettled in their original lands. But, still, they languish as displaced persons.

    The worst fear of the Tamils is a rapid change of the demography in the region, courtesy military expansion.

    “There are 100,000 soldiers in the North-East. If everyone comes with their wives and two kids, there will be 400,000 new people in the Wanni. That would change the demography of the North overnight,”

  177. A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children’s Bureau.

    The father of the infant was a married man employed in Italy while the mother was an unmarried young woman, the police said. The mother had been admitted to a hospial in Borella through a doctor in Attidiya. The infant had been sold to a woman Attidiya through a female worker attached to the hospital.

    Srilanka Reporter August 2010

    ——————————————

    The high morality of the Sinhalese is shining brightly here !!!!! :)

  178. A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children’s Bureau.

    The father of the infant was a married man employed in Italy while the mother was an unmarried young woman, the police said. The mother had been admitted to a hospial in Borella through a doctor in Attidiya. The infant had been sold to a woman Attidiya through a female worker attached to the hospital.

    Srilanka Reporter August 2010

    ——————————————

    The high morality of the Sinhalese is shining brightly here !!!!! :) :) :)

  179. I swear, this is the best entertainment on the internet, seeing Repo Man hitting various Eelam nut jobs for sixes at all points around the boundary! Ha ha ha…

  180. The Scope of Canadian Conscience

    by Roy Ratnavel

    As my flight descended into Charleston, South Carolina, I could see Fort Sumter in the horizon through my sunny window of the aged United Airlines CRJ aircraft. Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the first shots initiated the American Civil War — subsequently bringing on unimaginable suffering of the people during and after that gruesome period in American history.

    This inspired me to write about the people I left behind almost 22 years ago and their unimaginable, still ongoing suffering due to the longest civil war in Asian history. Leading up to the finale of Sri Lankan Civil War, many military strategists, politicians and terror experts in the West have either failed to recognize the deeper issues in Sri Lanka or they have deliberately applied a methodology to cause one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the century.

    The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of ‘civilized’ people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered.

    I would like to recommend to those who are in denial to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone. Despite their sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable. Finally, this year UN has ordered a war crime investigation on Sri Lanka.

    Canadian officials too should stop making pedestrian, boringly predictable utterances on public forums. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said, passengers paid up to $50,000 for a spot on the Sun Sea. If this sum is accurate, it suggests these people were desperate enough to spend what amounts to a small fortune to escape their homeland. I think Canada should take their desperation seriously.

    Lament of Toews that “terrorist planning and financing” behind this voyage is extremely prejudicial to these individuals and to the Tamil community. If I were fleeing persecution, I’d be grateful to any and all who facilitated my escape. The Tamil boat-people should not be tainted by a blanket presumption of guilt.

    Right now Tamils are sort of isolated, being demonized and the sense is growing in Canada that anything associated with Tamils is somehow alien, foreign and aggressive. And that is very dangerous line of thinking. Minister Toews irresponsible comments only helps to fan this illicit flame of anger.

    Even the possibility that the Canadian government may be considering a deal to share intelligence with the Sri Lankan government is reprehensible. Few years back Sri Lanka was voted out of UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lankan government even said our parliamentarian Bob Rae and the Swedish Foreign Minister are a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security. Given such lack of credibility and idiocy, relying on Sri Lankan authorities for background checks on Tamil refugees who have arrived on our shores makes as much as sense as asking Colonel Sanders, “What’s for dinner?”

    Tamils arrival in Canada started in earnest 27 years ago in 1983 after the Sri Lankan government orchestrated horrendous race riot in July of that year. The mass exodus accelerated in the last decade of last century resulting in the largest Sri Lankan Tamil population outside of Sri Lanka. Since then, collectively Tamil lives were ‘rewired’ in this great land, and all around the free world outside the borders of Sri Lanka.

    Prior to this, Tamils world consisted of the notion that populace mattered little. It is a world associated with state aggression and brutality. Tamils were exposed to death and destruction and witnessed many atrocities, engulfing us in general malaise. They are from a country where weapons dominated, and the slaughter of innocents was a form of development aid for the government.

    In the Canadian environment of political freedom and freedom of choice, the process of enantiodromia began in one form or another. Tamils gradual transformation began from an unfairly organized, flawed democratic system into a liberal Democracy where one has the freedom to attempt to shape their own life. Tamils gained the opportunity of knowing and choosing between different forms of life — and, have now established a mounting presence in multiple facets of Canadian life: business, academic, political and social.

    While the past may not repeat itself, it does often rhyme, as Mark Twain once said. Tamils’ future chapters to come may be different, but the verses are likely to sound the same. Contemporary events differ from history in that we do not know the results they will produce. Looking back, we can assess the significance of our past experiences, situations, hardships we faced and trace the consequences they have brought in our adopted country. While history runs its course, it is not history to us — rather, it’s our collective experience.

    Tamils have worked their own salvation, their survival, in a long series of acts, conditions and judgments. Now Tamils who live outside of Sri Lanka have purpose. This purpose is a big part of Tamil survival. Hereto between life and death, these 492 souls arrived on our shores — chose life. Chose Canada.

    Dangerous game of guilt by association could be played with almost anybody with a card and a highlighter. This whole thing has gotten to a panic mode. In our panic, us Canadians lost sight of something very important. If only someone could step up and cut through all this political posturing, grandstanding and fear-mongering and remind us what Canada is all about — a ‘civilized’ nation.

    Rather than creating a smokescreen with bitter rhetoric about terrorism, Canada’s priority must be to expedite due process of each refugee claim to determine if they are legitimate refugees. Similar accusations were made last year as well when Ocean Lady came to our shores with 76 Tamil men and it turned out to be unprovable. Canada must stop this predictable pattern of reaction because such entry doesn’t need villains. Hate is dividing us, and this hate is then harvested and sold as news.

    If Tamils victimized in this conflict and fearing further persecution put their lives in the hands of smugglers, they are only doing what so many refugees before them have been forced to do. As an island nation, there is no way out of Sri Lanka but by air or sea. Anyone who says that ‘these people’ should have applied for entry to Canada through ‘the proper channels’ certainly haven’t paid attention to the news emerging from Sri Lanka.

    Canada has an obligation under our law to take refugee claims seriously and give them due process. What is not sure is if Canadian government will send them all back to appease the masses to gain political mileage — which will be unfortunate. What is for sure is if Canada sends them back without hearing their stories, then we Canadians have no right to claim that we are a ‘civilized nation.’

    As I leave, I wonder if Sri Lanka could ever become like South Carolina after the civil war — devoid of state orchestrated killings but full of economic hope, peace and prosperity. And, how long would that take? Until then, Tamil boats will be roaming the friendly waters. Fort Sumter appeared through my window yet again, as I ascended towards the cloudy sky.
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  181. The Scope of Canadian Conscience

    by Roy Ratnavel

    As my flight descended into Charleston, South Carolina, I could see Fort Sumter in the horizon through my sunny window of the aged United Airlines CRJ aircraft. Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the first shots initiated the American Civil War — subsequently bringing on unimaginable suffering of the people during and after that gruesome period in American history.

    This inspired me to write about the people I left behind almost 22 years ago and their unimaginable, still ongoing suffering due to the longest civil war in Asian history. Leading up to the finale of Sri Lankan Civil War, many military strategists, politicians and terror experts in the West have either failed to recognize the deeper issues in Sri Lanka or they have deliberately applied a methodology to cause one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the century.

    The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of ‘civilized’ people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered.

    I would like to recommend to those who are in denial to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone. Despite their sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable. Finally, this year UN has ordered a war crime investigation on Sri Lanka.

    Canadian officials too should stop making pedestrian, boringly predictable utterances on public forums. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said, passengers paid up to $50,000 for a spot on the Sun Sea. If this sum is accurate, it suggests these people were desperate enough to spend what amounts to a small fortune to escape their homeland. I think Canada should take their desperation seriously.

    Lament of Toews that “terrorist planning and financing” behind this voyage is extremely prejudicial to these individuals and to the Tamil community. If I were fleeing persecution, I’d be grateful to any and all who facilitated my escape. The Tamil boat-people should not be tainted by a blanket presumption of guilt.

    Right now Tamils are sort of isolated, being demonized and the sense is growing in Canada that anything associated with Tamils is somehow alien, foreign and aggressive. And that is very dangerous line of thinking. Minister Toews irresponsible comments only helps to fan this illicit flame of anger.

    Even the possibility that the Canadian government may be considering a deal to share intelligence with the Sri Lankan government is reprehensible. Few years back Sri Lanka was voted out of UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lankan government even said our parliamentarian Bob Rae and the Swedish Foreign Minister are a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security. Given such lack of credibility and idiocy, relying on Sri Lankan authorities for background checks on Tamil refugees who have arrived on our shores makes as much as sense as asking Colonel Sanders, “What’s for dinner?”

    Tamils arrival in Canada started in earnest 27 years ago in 1983 after the Sri Lankan government orchestrated horrendous race riot in July of that year. The mass exodus accelerated in the last decade of last century resulting in the largest Sri Lankan Tamil population outside of Sri Lanka. Since then, collectively Tamil lives were ‘rewired’ in this great land, and all around the free world outside the borders of Sri Lanka.

    Prior to this, Tamils world consisted of the notion that populace mattered little. It is a world associated with state aggression and brutality. Tamils were exposed to death and destruction and witnessed many atrocities, engulfing us in general malaise. They are from a country where weapons dominated, and the slaughter of innocents was a form of development aid for the government.

    In the Canadian environment of political freedom and freedom of choice, the process of enantiodromia began in one form or another. Tamils gradual transformation began from an unfairly organized, flawed democratic system into a liberal Democracy where one has the freedom to attempt to shape their own life. Tamils gained the opportunity of knowing and choosing between different forms of life — and, have now established a mounting presence in multiple facets of Canadian life: business, academic, political and social.

    While the past may not repeat itself, it does often rhyme, as Mark Twain once said. Tamils’ future chapters to come may be different, but the verses are likely to sound the same. Contemporary events differ from history in that we do not know the results they will produce. Looking back, we can assess the significance of our past experiences, situations, hardships we faced and trace the consequences they have brought in our adopted country. While history runs its course, it is not history to us — rather, it’s our collective experience.

    Tamils have worked their own salvation, their survival, in a long series of acts, conditions and judgments. Now Tamils who live outside of Sri Lanka have purpose. This purpose is a big part of Tamil survival. Hereto between life and death, these 492 souls arrived on our shores — chose life. Chose Canada.

    Dangerous game of guilt by association could be played with almost anybody with a card and a highlighter. This whole thing has gotten to a panic mode. In our panic, us Canadians lost sight of something very important. If only someone could step up and cut through all this political posturing, grandstanding and fear-mongering and remind us what Canada is all about — a ‘civilized’ nation.

    Rather than creating a smokescreen with bitter rhetoric about terrorism, Canada’s priority must be to expedite due process of each refugee claim to determine if they are legitimate refugees. Similar accusations were made last year as well when Ocean Lady came to our shores with 76 Tamil men and it turned out to be unprovable. Canada must stop this predictable pattern of reaction because such entry doesn’t need villains. Hate is dividing us, and this hate is then harvested and sold as news.

    If Tamils victimized in this conflict and fearing further persecution put their lives in the hands of smugglers, they are only doing what so many refugees before them have been forced to do. As an island nation, there is no way out of Sri Lanka but by air or sea. Anyone who says that ‘these people’ should have applied for entry to Canada through ‘the proper channels’ certainly haven’t paid attention to the news emerging from Sri Lanka.

    Canada has an obligation under our law to take refugee claims seriously and give them due process. What is not sure is if Canadian government will send them all back to appease the masses to gain political mileage — which will be unfortunate. What is for sure is if Canada sends them back without hearing their stories, then we Canadians have no right to claim that we are a ‘civilized nation.’

    As I leave, I wonder if Sri Lanka could ever become like South Carolina after the civil war — devoid of state orchestrated killings but full of economic hope, peace and prosperity. And, how long would that take? Until then, Tamil boats will be roaming the friendly waters. Fort Sumter appeared through my window yet again, as I ascended towards the cloudy sky.
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  182. I don’t blame anyone else except the Sinhalese fascism and bloodthirsty extremism for the “pathetic sight” of the Vanni.

    It’s the typical Sinhalese mentality to blame everybody else without looking within.

  183. The Sinhalese DUPED CANADIAN people

    Sri Lanka staged a Brutal Racist War against the minority Tamils under the pretext of fighting the war on terror……

    The mind frame of the West…. was suitable and they were gullible enough to believe the srilankans false propaganda.

    Tamils became the unfortunate victims.

    Between 2006-May 2009 over a million displaced from their homes and were in the concentration camps as IDPs, more than 150,000 death and maimed.

  184. 89 thousand Tamil women had lost their husbands during war

    The young widows are sexually harassed by the Sri Lanka Army soldiers and many are arrested and still detained is according to his reports. He said the military should take the responsibility to this unbearable situation

    P.Selvaraja states that 89 thousand Tamil women living in the north and east provinces have lost their husbands due to war. Out of them 25,000 widows are living in the Batticoloa district is according to statistics reports. Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member P.Selvaraja made this statement.

  185. 4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    4763 complaints have been received by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) from the districts of Jaffna, Mannaar and Vavuniyaa in Northern Province from May last year.

    Most of these complaints are regarding the disappearances of persons from May 2009 till now, according to an official of the HRCSL.

    These complaints have been made to the HRCSL offices located in Vavuniyaa, Mannaar and Jaffna.

  186. What’s worse – selling an infant (an isolated and illegal event) or forcing children into combat (part of the LTTE’s doctrine)?

    The cheerleaders for recruitment of these Tamil child soldiers live and prosper, thousands of miles away from the battlefield.

    Siva, what do you reckon is the bigger evil?

    Here are Eelamish peoples of the Canadian Tamil Congress, (a key cheerleader for the LTTE) and their Canadian White Masters enjoying a lovely banquet, whilst bemoaning the fate of the Tamil child soldiers.
    http://tinyurl.com/36b7xe5

  187. Over 80% of the young buddhist monks who get university education in Srilanka quit during past 5 years.

    Not one decent person would be a Buddhist in Sri Lanka due callous hypocrisy as none of the compassion is shown to the Tamils

  188. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka.

    The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians.

    But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth

  189. Sri Lanka President’s vehicle reserve up from Rs 3 Billion to Rs 241 Billion in four years.

    The details are revealed by the Annual report of the Ministry of Finance and Planning: When Mahinda Rajapakksa was elected as the President in 2005, the value of vehicles allocated to his was Rs 30,910,000. This has been increased to 2,410,346,000 by the year 2009.

    Estimate the number of houses that can be built with this money.

  190. How many Lankans were killed through pro-LTTE financial support?

    Donkey LTTE Diaspora says, “We want our money back!” :)

    You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland: Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    • Every Tamil family had to give 50-100 CHF. Some reports speak of 50 million CHF flowing to the LTTE in the last phase of Eelam War 4.

    • The LTTE demanded Swiss Tamils to take out loans of 10,000 CHF or more for ‘final victory’. Now the ‘true believers in Eelam’ want their money back as the LTTE didn’t deliver a ‘Tamil Homeland’.
    Fantastic. My Christmas has come very early this year! :)

    Go on Valliyammai, estimate how many Lankans (irrespective of their ethnicity)lost their lives in Eelam War IV from the $30 million+ flowing into the LTTE’s coffers.

  191. Mango Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Heshan claiming that only Sinhalese can lie and that Tamils are incapable of lying?

    I was going to actually spell out the lies that the LTTE Apes told, then gave up after seeing your post – indeed a waste of time !!

    Was wondering whether president Bill Clinton is a Singhalees too ?? LOL !!

    Also, there is a very good Singhalees who post here – Jim Mc Donald of course – Remember the lie about cluster bombing??? LOL !!

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    This post proves that you have not even thought of evolving in to a human – pure idiocy !!!! – thank you for proving the stupidity of Peelamists once again !!

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    A Sinhalese couple sold their 16 day old infant for Rs 2000 and a bottle of Whisky was arrested by Women and Children’s Bureau.

    Well, as much as it’s illegal, the child would surely have a better life with the foreign family who adopted the kid illegally – this story is not new and has happened many times in the past. Many such children, now grown up, do visit their original parents looking quite prosperous.

    I was wondering whether selling the kid to such family is a worse crime than hanging a cyanide capsule around the fellow’s neck and giving an AK 47 to his hand ?? What’s better seriously ?? Appreciate your feedback Siva (BTW, Siva I know was a multiple dunked – for a moment, I was wondering whether it’s the same person here – LOL, but then again, my friend was fun and was joking all the time though never made a stupid comment.

    Siva Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    4763 complaints ,mostly about disappeared family members , to the Human Rights Commission since the end of the Tamil War

    Tamils were in a war ?????????????????
    When was this ?? I don’t remember the great Tamil leaders as Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan taking guns and running around nor ordering soldiers to kill people ?????

    Also, I was wondering whether I could make a few false complains to the HRC ? I mean, any donkey can complain about things that never happened ya ?? Specially when there are Apes and Worms who could lie through their rectums ?

  192. I see that you are in in denial !!! :(

    I would like to recommend you to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone.

    Despite tyour sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable.

    I was please that finally , this year UN has ordered a war crime panel on Sri Lanka.

  193. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    the value of vehicles allocated to his was Rs 30,910,000. This has been increased to 2,410,346,000 by the year 2009.

    Estimate the number of houses that can be built with this money.

    Ha Ha Ha !!!!

    At least the houses are built and the “Other Monies” are being used for development – how about the USD 30 million you gave to have Peelam ???? LOL – All gone down the drainage pipe in to the shit pit !!!! – LOL !! Booo Hooo… Our president goes in good vehicles and your monies goes down shit pit !!

  194. No Tamil doctors in Vaakarai government hospital

    Residents of Vaakarai, a traditional Tamil village in Batticaloa district, find difficult to explain their illness and obtain treatment as medical officers who can converse in Tamil language are not posted to Vaakarai government hospital.

    All medical officers posted to this hospital are Sinhala.

    Vaakari village comprises sixteen Village Officer divisions with a population of about twenty thousand people, almost one hundred percent Tamils.

    Workers in the hospital are also not fluent in Sinhala to translate their complaints to medical officers.

    The Tamils have requested the civil authorities to post at least a Tamil speaking medical officer.

    Uprooted Tamil residents who fled due to military operation have now been resettled in Vaakarai village.

  195. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Who is denying what ??????

    1. Do you not deny that the LTTE held innocent Tamils as human shields ??
    2. Do you not deny that the LTTE recruited child soldiers ?
    3. Do you not deny that Piribaharan / LTTE ordered killing of Tamil leaders who opposed the racial terrorist movement ?
    4. Do you not deny that Public property was used as bunkers and arms storage by LTTE ?
    5. Do you not deny that your gave money to the LTTE that was used to buy arms that killed thousands of innocent civilians ??

    I shall stop at that and throw the next 1000 denials of LTTE and it’s Die Ass Pora once you answer the above questions.

    I would expect you to answer the questions as a man and a true fighter !!

    Or, could I expect you to run away like a spineless impotent pussy ??

    Let’s see – bring it on you chicken shit !!!

  196. At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen and their families, mostly mothers, have begun a desperate search for their children gone missing after arrest by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at the end of the war, Education Department sources in Ki’linochchi said.

    Sri Lanka government has failed to disclose the particulars of the teenage students who had either surrendered or been arrested while humanitarian organizations responsible for tracing persons disappeared have no information on them

    Most of the resettled families in Vanni, having lost their family heads and male members, the mothers have begun to put up notices with details of their children gone missing, outside the schools where they had been studying.

    The mother of Tharmalingam Kaviraj, 16, a tenth grade student of Ki’linochchi Tharmapuram Makaa Viththiyaalyam, who had lost her husband during the war had put up a notice seeking her son. She said that she is unable to get any information about him from any of the related authorities.

    Similar notices have appeared in many schools in Vanni which have begun to function after resettlement.

    The social activists and organizations, vociferous on the rights of children and child soldiers during the war, are now conspicuously inactive doing nothing to help trace the teenage students disappeared during the final days of Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni, education circles in Vanni said.

  197. Southern contractors benefit from international funds for development in Jaffna

    Sri Lanka government gives preference mostly to Southern contractors and workers allowing them to benefit from international assistance provided to develop the infrastructure of Jaffna district and to take South the profits made while denying opportunities to local people, C. V. K. Sivagnanam, former president of Jaffna district NGOs Federation and Joint Secretary of Ilangkai Thamizh Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) said.

    Local entrepreneurs in foreign countries should immediately appoint their representatives in Jaffna and actively participate in the development projects so that the profit in the ventures could be invested again in the north creating job and trade opportunities for the local people, Sivagnanam said.

  198. Valliyammai Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    No Tamil doctors in Vaakarai government hospital

    of course you idiot – they are here earning more money in private hospitals – at least there is enough medical attention with many other doctors on duty – Treating patients does not happen due to ethnicity, but, depending on sickness. There are many translators there if there is a difficulty in communication – Remember, almost all Army soldiers speak good Tamil :) !! They were also among your apes disguised as LTTE and giving intelligence feedback to us :) !!

    Bottom line – you have lost the battle in all angles – in the field and diplomatically – So, time to stop lies and start a fresh meaningful life or if not you will end up like Jim MD – washing other peoples backs !!

  199. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ??? This is what your pussy chicken shit ape leader piribaharan did – sent children to the war front and hid behind his underground bunkers like a true pussy !! He was a spineless worm and good he knocked his head somewhere before he put more kids in danger !!!

    Also, where do you want the GOSL to bring contractors from ?? Would you like it if they were from China ??? The costs are higher, but, may be GOSL can consider…..

    I am still waiting for you to answer the questions that I posted when your handle was Siva and Walleyammi !

  200. Mango – I wonder whether it is Jim who is posting here under different names which sound Tamil Names – Any idea ?? I mean I don’t get answers to questions from Jim nor the others who post here ?????

  201. I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!
    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

  202. Nagaraththaar

    I agree with you :)

    This kind of comments are simply aren’t appropriate here.

    This kind of garish rubbish belongs only in the gutter. Perhaps this is reason why responses are not forthcoming

  203. Jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever, the government is to have ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region especially ex-LTTE combatants who are being integrated back into society following their rehabilitation, said Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig Sudantha Ranasinghe yesterday

    "This would be something similar to the Job-Fair held before graduation in the USA offering employment to youth following their graduation".

    The Brigadier urged more business enterprises to participate in this humanitarian exercise which also provided them with an excellent opportunity to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    They would be granting a new lease of life to the youth by offering employment to the young boys and girls before they were reintegrated into society following successful rehabilitation. ‘Job – Fair’ is to be held in Vavuniya on September 25, 26th and 27th.

    "Many leading garment manufacturers including Tri-Star Apparel, Brandix Garments Ltd, MAS Holdings Ltd, Hidramani Industries have shown their willingness to participate and we have invited as many as possible to join, he said.

    The business enterprises should bring along leaflets or brochures outlining in detail the categories of employment available, basic salaries, allowances and benefits that would be provided by a garment factory including welfare facilities as some free or subsidised breakfast, lunch or dinner, hostel, EPF, ETF facilities, annual leave, payments for OT etc . President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have given clear instructions that each and every ex-LTTE combatant should be physically, mentally and spiritually rehabilitated before he or she is reintegrated into civil society as peaceful and useful citizens who could work towards the development of the country.

    "Our instructors have gone to a great length to groom them, teach them and provide training in yoga, meditation, vipassana bhavana and vocational training so that they could restart their lives without difficulty."

    So far, following successful rehabilitation 3,980 ex-LTTE combatants have been reintegrated and on September 4, 507 including 245 males and 114 females were rehabilitated.

    "We had provided them with all facilities to sit for the A-level examination", Brigadier Ranasinghe said .

    In response to the appeals made by kith and kin to the Minister of Rehabilitation Dew Gunasekera, during the Mobile Service Clinics that were held some time ago in the Northern Districts of Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar, 37 males and 9 females were released last week.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  204. Ganapathi

    I believe so , bro !!!!

    There is absolutely no justification to be so rude here other than to irritate their fellow bloggers.

    This behavior is childish which demonstrates amply their churlish attitude

  205. I swear, this is the best entertainment on the internet, seeing Repo Man hitting various Eelam nut jobs for sixes at all points around the boundary! Ha ha ha…

  206. The Scope of Canadian Conscience

    by Roy Ratnavel

    As my flight descended into Charleston, South Carolina, I could see Fort Sumter in the horizon through my sunny window of the aged United Airlines CRJ aircraft. Fort Sumter is best known as the site upon which the first shots initiated the American Civil War — subsequently bringing on unimaginable suffering of the people during and after that gruesome period in American history.

    This inspired me to write about the people I left behind almost 22 years ago and their unimaginable, still ongoing suffering due to the longest civil war in Asian history. Leading up to the finale of Sri Lankan Civil War, many military strategists, politicians and terror experts in the West have either failed to recognize the deeper issues in Sri Lanka or they have deliberately applied a methodology to cause one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of the century.

    The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of ‘civilized’ people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered.

    I would like to recommend to those who are in denial to pick up a copy of a recent U.S. State Department report which highlights well-documented atrocities committed by Sri Lanka last year alone. Despite their sophomoric denials, the systematic abuses by Sri Lankan government forces are among the most serious imaginable. Finally, this year UN has ordered a war crime investigation on Sri Lanka.

    Canadian officials too should stop making pedestrian, boringly predictable utterances on public forums. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said, passengers paid up to $50,000 for a spot on the Sun Sea. If this sum is accurate, it suggests these people were desperate enough to spend what amounts to a small fortune to escape their homeland. I think Canada should take their desperation seriously.

    Lament of Toews that “terrorist planning and financing” behind this voyage is extremely prejudicial to these individuals and to the Tamil community. If I were fleeing persecution, I’d be grateful to any and all who facilitated my escape. The Tamil boat-people should not be tainted by a blanket presumption of guilt.

    Right now Tamils are sort of isolated, being demonized and the sense is growing in Canada that anything associated with Tamils is somehow alien, foreign and aggressive. And that is very dangerous line of thinking. Minister Toews irresponsible comments only helps to fan this illicit flame of anger.

    Even the possibility that the Canadian government may be considering a deal to share intelligence with the Sri Lankan government is reprehensible. Few years back Sri Lanka was voted out of UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lankan government even said our parliamentarian Bob Rae and the Swedish Foreign Minister are a threat to Sri Lanka’s national security. Given such lack of credibility and idiocy, relying on Sri Lankan authorities for background checks on Tamil refugees who have arrived on our shores makes as much as sense as asking Colonel Sanders, “What’s for dinner?”

    Tamils arrival in Canada started in earnest 27 years ago in 1983 after the Sri Lankan government orchestrated horrendous race riot in July of that year. The mass exodus accelerated in the last decade of last century resulting in the largest Sri Lankan Tamil population outside of Sri Lanka. Since then, collectively Tamil lives were ‘rewired’ in this great land, and all around the free world outside the borders of Sri Lanka.

    Prior to this, Tamils world consisted of the notion that populace mattered little. It is a world associated with state aggression and brutality. Tamils were exposed to death and destruction and witnessed many atrocities, engulfing us in general malaise. They are from a country where weapons dominated, and the slaughter of innocents was a form of development aid for the government.

    In the Canadian environment of political freedom and freedom of choice, the process of enantiodromia began in one form or another. Tamils gradual transformation began from an unfairly organized, flawed democratic system into a liberal Democracy where one has the freedom to attempt to shape their own life. Tamils gained the opportunity of knowing and choosing between different forms of life — and, have now established a mounting presence in multiple facets of Canadian life: business, academic, political and social.

    While the past may not repeat itself, it does often rhyme, as Mark Twain once said. Tamils’ future chapters to come may be different, but the verses are likely to sound the same. Contemporary events differ from history in that we do not know the results they will produce. Looking back, we can assess the significance of our past experiences, situations, hardships we faced and trace the consequences they have brought in our adopted country. While history runs its course, it is not history to us — rather, it’s our collective experience.

    Tamils have worked their own salvation, their survival, in a long series of acts, conditions and judgments. Now Tamils who live outside of Sri Lanka have purpose. This purpose is a big part of Tamil survival. Hereto between life and death, these 492 souls arrived on our shores — chose life. Chose Canada.

    Dangerous game of guilt by association could be played with almost anybody with a card and a highlighter. This whole thing has gotten to a panic mode. In our panic, us Canadians lost sight of something very important. If only someone could step up and cut through all this political posturing, grandstanding and fear-mongering and remind us what Canada is all about — a ‘civilized’ nation.

    Rather than creating a smokescreen with bitter rhetoric about terrorism, Canada’s priority must be to expedite due process of each refugee claim to determine if they are legitimate refugees. Similar accusations were made last year as well when Ocean Lady came to our shores with 76 Tamil men and it turned out to be unprovable. Canada must stop this predictable pattern of reaction because such entry doesn’t need villains. Hate is dividing us, and this hate is then harvested and sold as news.

    If Tamils victimized in this conflict and fearing further persecution put their lives in the hands of smugglers, they are only doing what so many refugees before them have been forced to do. As an island nation, there is no way out of Sri Lanka but by air or sea. Anyone who says that ‘these people’ should have applied for entry to Canada through ‘the proper channels’ certainly haven’t paid attention to the news emerging from Sri Lanka.

    Canada has an obligation under our law to take refugee claims seriously and give them due process. What is not sure is if Canadian government will send them all back to appease the masses to gain political mileage — which will be unfortunate. What is for sure is if Canada sends them back without hearing their stories, then we Canadians have no right to claim that we are a ‘civilized nation.’

    As I leave, I wonder if Sri Lanka could ever become like South Carolina after the civil war — devoid of state orchestrated killings but full of economic hope, peace and prosperity. And, how long would that take? Until then, Tamil boats will be roaming the friendly waters. Fort Sumter appeared through my window yet again, as I ascended towards the cloudy sky.

    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12930.shtml

  207. I don’t blame anyone else except the Sinhalese fascism and bloodthirsty extremism for the “pathetic sight” of the Vanni.

    It’s the typical Sinhalese mentality to blame everybody else without looking within.

  208. Jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever, the government is to have ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region especially ex-LTTE combatants who are being integrated back into society following their rehabilitation, said Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig Sudantha Ranasinghe yesterday

    "This would be something similar to the Job-Fair held before graduation in the USA offering employment to youth following their graduation".

    The Brigadier urged more business enterprises to participate in this humanitarian exercise which also provided them with an excellent opportunity to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    They would be granting a new lease of life to the youth by offering employment to the young boys and girls before they were reintegrated into society following successful rehabilitation. ‘Job – Fair’ is to be held in Vavuniya on September 25, 26th and 27th.

    "Many leading garment manufacturers including Tri-Star Apparel, Brandix Garments Ltd, MAS Holdings Ltd, Hidramani Industries have shown their willingness to participate and we have invited as many as possible to join, he said.

    The business enterprises should bring along leaflets or brochures outlining in detail the categories of employment available, basic salaries, allowances and benefits that would be provided by a garment factory including welfare facilities as some free or subsidised breakfast, lunch or dinner, hostel, EPF, ETF facilities, annual leave, payments for OT etc . President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have given clear instructions that each and every ex-LTTE combatant should be physically, mentally and spiritually rehabilitated before he or she is reintegrated into civil society as peaceful and useful citizens who could work towards the development of the country.

    "Our instructors have gone to a great length to groom them, teach them and provide training in yoga, meditation, vipassana bhavana and vocational training so that they could restart their lives without difficulty."

    So far, following successful rehabilitation 3,980 ex-LTTE combatants have been reintegrated and on September 4, 507 including 245 males and 114 females were rehabilitated.

    "We had provided them with all facilities to sit for the A-level examination", Brigadier Ranasinghe said .

    In response to the appeals made by kith and kin to the Minister of Rehabilitation Dew Gunasekera, during the Mobile Service Clinics that were held some time ago in the Northern Districts of Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar, 37 males and 9 females were released last week.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  209. Jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever, the government is to have ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region especially ex-LTTE combatants who are being integrated back into society following their rehabilitation, said Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig Sudantha Ranasinghe yesterday

    "This would be something similar to the Job-Fair held before graduation in the USA offering employment to youth following their graduation".

    The Brigadier urged more business enterprises to participate in this humanitarian exercise which also provided them with an excellent opportunity to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    They would be granting a new lease of life to the youth by offering employment to the young boys and girls before they were reintegrated into society following successful rehabilitation. ‘Job – Fair’ is to be held in Vavuniya on September 25, 26th and 27th.

    "Many leading garment manufacturers including Tri-Star Apparel, Brandix Garments Ltd, MAS Holdings Ltd, Hidramani Industries have shown their willingness to participate and we have invited as many as possible to join, he said.

    The business enterprises should bring along leaflets or brochures outlining in detail the categories of employment available, basic salaries, allowances and benefits that would be provided by a garment factory including welfare facilities as some free or subsidised breakfast, lunch or dinner, hostel, EPF, ETF facilities, annual leave, payments for OT etc . President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have given clear instructions that each and every ex-LTTE combatant should be physically, mentally and spiritually rehabilitated before he or she is reintegrated into civil society as peaceful and useful citizens who could work towards the development of the country.

    "Our instructors have gone to a great length to groom them, teach them and provide training in yoga, meditation, vipassana bhavana and vocational training so that they could restart their lives without difficulty."

    So far, following successful rehabilitation 3,980 ex-LTTE combatants have been reintegrated and on September 4, 507 including 245 males and 114 females were rehabilitated.

    "We had provided them with all facilities to sit for the A-level examination", Brigadier Ranasinghe said .

    In response to the appeals made by kith and kin to the Minister of Rehabilitation Dew Gunasekera, during the Mobile Service Clinics that were held some time ago in the Northern Districts of Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar, 37 males and 9 females were released last week.
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-d

  210. GAP GET THE MESSAGE!

    Human right campaigners took to the streets of the U.K. last to ask shoppers to ‘check the labels’ of clothes being sold by high street retailer "Gap"

    Supporters of campaigning group Act Now handed out leaflets explaining that some British stores, including GAP, were selling garments made in Sri Lanka, a country that routinely locks up critics, discriminates against its’ Tamil community and has been accused of carrying out recent war crimes. The group urges shoppers to check the label and to refrain from buying any products from Sri Lanka.

    One such company is GAP who likes to call itself an ‘ethical’ company but fails to see the irony of effectively funding an immoral regime!

    Act Now have written officially to GAP head office pointing out if they insist on claiming to be ‘ethical’ they must take account of the environment within which they are operating.

    They point out the European Union’s decision to withdraw the GSP+ concession to Sri Lanka, the United Nation’s appointment of an Advisory Panel to look at the accusations of War Crimes and the US Government’s investigation into that country’s labour conditions. If Sri Lanka is regarded as ‘suspect’ by such bodies then how does GAP justify still trading with them?

    In response to reports of unsuccessful attempts by GAP security teams to intimidate campaigners, Director Graham Williamson said “Of all the companies, GAP seem the most upset at having their trading relationship exposed, they even sent out security guards to ask us stop handing out leaflets. Clearly they got the message and hopefully will stop selling Sri Lankan goods”.

    Fellow Director Tim Martin said “Our leafleters were well received and members of the public were shocked to learn that so-called ethical companies could ignore human right abuses, especially since their workers could be victims once outside the factory gates!”

  211. A decision was made by the New Zealand’s Supreme Court on August 27th that the Tamil Tigers, popularly known as the LTTE, were always a political organization that campaigned to obtain the goals of self-determination for Tamils of Sri Lanka, who were suppressed by the majority Sinhalese, and to secure an independent Tamil State in the traditional homeland of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    The Court decision is a landmark precedent for other countries that had branded the LTTE as a terrorist group.

    The New Zealand Supreme Court decision will help other countries to review their ban on the LTTE and the right of the Tamils to secure for independent Tamil State.

    After 9/11/ 2001, it was child’s play for States facing resistance from militants for freedom and liberation by oppressive States to be declared “international terrorists”.

    In the case of Sri Lanka, it was even easier, for it was a Tamil “mercenary “showing credibility, a foreign minister, who went around the world declaring the LTTE as a terrorist organization, while all the time he aspired to be prime minister and had become a Buddhist for this purpose to be fully qualified for the position

  212. Considerable concerns have been expressed by visiting expatriate Tamils that Douglas Devananda is involved in the illegal land transfer scam.

    Lands belonging to the Tamils who have left the country long time ago and unclaimed since the defeat of the LTTE are being transferred illegally in bogus names and then disposed off for massive sums.

    The scandal is said to involve the government minister and the paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda

    According to information, the scam has slowed down following some private uproar in Jaffna,and subtle revelation in the media but it is said to continue in a small scale still.

    Whilst Miniter Devanada is involved in many illegal trading activities with the involvement of his paramilitary powerbase which is being allowed by the Rajapaksa government

    The concerns of some of the visiting expatriates are so worrying that unless Douglas Devananda make public statement about the accusation to absolve their involvement some concerned Tamils are trying to search and reveal the facts about the illegal transfers.

  213. Tamils' Torment

    1815 The British finish colonising Ceylon. They unite the island, previously divided into three kingdoms – two Sinhalese, one Tamil.

    1948 Independence. The Tamil minority (18%), pampered by the colonial power, finds itself once again under the rule of the Sinhalese majority (74%), which imposes its language and gives precedence to its religion, Buddhism.

    1956 The Tamils, discriminated against, demand autonomy for the north and east.

    22 May 1972 Ceylon becomes the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

    July 1983 Anti-Tamil pogroms. Thousands of Tamils join the resistance. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), led by Velupillai Prabhakaran, impose themselves by executing their rivals.

    1987-1990 Indo-Sri Lankan accord: the Indian army confronts the LTTE in Jaffna, the Sri Lankan government puts down an extreme leftwing insurrection in the south.

    1991 LTTE assassinate the Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

    1996 The army retakes Jaffna.

    1997-2001 A series of victories for the LTTE, who control the north and large areas of the east.

    February 2002 Ceasefire agreed under Norwegian mediation.

    April 2003 The LTTE withdraw from the peace talks.

    March 2004 The Tigers' leader in the east, "Colonel Karuna", defects.

    November 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa elected president. He promises to crush the LTTE.

    April 2006 Generalised fighting.

    September 2007 The army, having retaken the east with Karuna's help, goes on the offensive in the north.

    2 January 2009 Kilinochchi, the LTTE's former "capital", falls.

    20 May 2009 The war officially ends after Prabhakaran is killed and the LTTE are crushed around Mullaittivu. The final offensive allegedly caused 8,500 to 20,000 casualties. About 300,000 Tamil civilians are detained in camps controlled by the army.

  214. Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they're all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese "bloggers" here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

  215. Over 80% of the young buddhist monks who get university education in Srilanka quit during past 5 years.

    Not one decent person would be a Buddhist in Sri Lanka due callous hypocrisy as none of the compassion is shown to the Tamils

  216. Jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever, the government is to have ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region especially ex-LTTE combatants who are being integrated back into society following their rehabilitation, said Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brig Sudantha Ranasinghe yesterday

    “This would be something similar to the Job-Fair held before graduation in the USA offering employment to youth following their graduation”.

    The Brigadier urged more business enterprises to participate in this humanitarian exercise which also provided them with an excellent opportunity to fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

    They would be granting a new lease of life to the youth by offering employment to the young boys and girls before they were reintegrated into society following successful rehabilitation. ‘Job – Fair’ is to be held in Vavuniya on September 25, 26th and 27th.

    “Many leading garment manufacturers including Tri-Star Apparel, Brandix Garments Ltd, MAS Holdings Ltd, Hidramani Industries have shown their willingness to participate and we have invited as many as possible to join, he said.

    The business enterprises should bring along leaflets or brochures outlining in detail the categories of employment available, basic salaries, allowances and benefits that would be provided by a garment factory including welfare facilities as some free or subsidised breakfast, lunch or dinner, hostel, EPF, ETF facilities, annual leave, payments for OT etc . President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa have given clear instructions that each and every ex-LTTE combatant should be physically, mentally and spiritually rehabilitated before he or she is reintegrated into civil society as peaceful and useful citizens who could work towards the development of the country.

    “Our instructors have gone to a great length to groom them, teach them and provide training in yoga, meditation, vipassana bhavana and vocational training so that they could restart their lives without difficulty.”

    So far, following successful rehabilitation 3,980 ex-LTTE combatants have been reintegrated and on September 4, 507 including 245 males and 114 females were rehabilitated.

    “We had provided them with all facilities to sit for the A-level examination”, Brigadier Ranasinghe said .

    In response to the appeals made by kith and kin to the Minister of Rehabilitation Dew Gunasekera, during the Mobile Service Clinics that were held some time ago in the Northern Districts of Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar, 37 males and 9 females were released last week.

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=6115

  217. GAP GET THE MESSAGE!

    Human right campaigners took to the streets of the U.K. last to ask shoppers to ‘check the labels’ of clothes being sold by high street retailer “Gap”

    Supporters of campaigning group Act Now handed out leaflets explaining that some British stores, including GAP, were selling garments made in Sri Lanka, a country that routinely locks up critics, discriminates against its’ Tamil community and has been accused of carrying out recent war crimes. The group urges shoppers to check the label and to refrain from buying any products from Sri Lanka.

    One such company is GAP who likes to call itself an ‘ethical’ company but fails to see the irony of effectively funding an immoral regime!

    Act Now have written officially to GAP head office pointing out if they insist on claiming to be ‘ethical’ they must take account of the environment within which they are operating.

    They point out the European Union’s decision to withdraw the GSP+ concession to Sri Lanka, the United Nation’s appointment of an Advisory Panel to look at the accusations of War Crimes and the US Government’s investigation into that country’s labour conditions. If Sri Lanka is regarded as ‘suspect’ by such bodies then how does GAP justify still trading with them?

    In response to reports of unsuccessful attempts by GAP security teams to intimidate campaigners, Director Graham Williamson said “Of all the companies, GAP seem the most upset at having their trading relationship exposed, they even sent out security guards to ask us stop handing out leaflets. Clearly they got the message and hopefully will stop selling Sri Lankan goods”.

    Fellow Director Tim Martin said “Our leafleters were well received and members of the public were shocked to learn that so-called ethical companies could ignore human right abuses, especially since their workers could be victims once outside the factory gates!”

  218. A decision was made by the New Zealand’s Supreme Court on August 27th that the Tamil Tigers, popularly known as the LTTE, were always a political organization that campaigned to obtain the goals of self-determination for Tamils of Sri Lanka, who were suppressed by the majority Sinhalese, and to secure an independent Tamil State in the traditional homeland of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    The Court decision is a landmark precedent for other countries that had branded the LTTE as a terrorist group.

    The New Zealand Supreme Court decision will help other countries to review their ban on the LTTE and the right of the Tamils to secure for independent Tamil State.

    After 9/11/ 2001, it was child’s play for States facing resistance from militants for freedom and liberation by oppressive States to be declared “international terrorists”.

    In the case of Sri Lanka, it was even easier, for it was a Tamil “mercenary “showing credibility, a foreign minister, who went around the world declaring the LTTE as a terrorist organization, while all the time he aspired to be prime minister and had become a Buddhist for this purpose to be fully qualified for the position

  219. Considerable concerns have been expressed by visiting expatriate Tamils that Douglas Devananda is involved in the illegal land transfer scam.

    Lands belonging to the Tamils who have left the country long time ago and unclaimed since the defeat of the LTTE are being transferred illegally in bogus names and then disposed off for massive sums.

    The scandal is said to involve the government minister and the paramilitary leader Douglas Devananda

    According to information, the scam has slowed down following some private uproar in Jaffna,and subtle revelation in the media but it is said to continue in a small scale still.

    Whilst Miniter Devanada is involved in many illegal trading activities with the involvement of his paramilitary powerbase which is being allowed by the Rajapaksa government

    The concerns of some of the visiting expatriates are so worrying that unless Douglas Devananda make public statement about the accusation to absolve their involvement some concerned Tamils are trying to search and reveal the facts about the illegal transfers.

  220. <b<Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!

    Join me dear Worm !! – I am astonished at time and thoroughly entertained at times…. Amazing comments you get here – especially from the apes and worms of Peelam !!!!

    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    I trust that you thought only females have "Rectums" ?? This is the only genitalia I have mentioned – well, I understand totally, because all you Peelamists sounds as if you have got several Corks stuck up yours – :) !!

    We did see x-rated posts a few weeks back when your fellow Peemalist Ape posted a comment made by the Peelamist hero M.I.A. – it did contain the 4 letter "F" word repeatedly where I was astound by the fact of that the Peelamist wants such influence to get in to the ever decent Tamil Hindu culture :( !! She definitely has forgotten her cultured routes !!

    We also remember the rape posts you made and how one of your fellow Peelamists called the mass wedding ceremony in Vanni a Mass Raping – LOL !!

    Well, we try to use scientific terms as much as possible to describe you instead of using the slag terms – Ex. Impotent, Mentally Under Developed, Un-evolved, Primates, Apes, Worms, Micro Organisms, etc…… Be thankful we use these terms and not what MIA does !!

  221. Tamils’ Torment

    1815 The British finish colonising Ceylon. They unite the island, previously divided into three kingdoms – two Sinhalese, one Tamil.

    1948 Independence. The Tamil minority (18%), pampered by the colonial power, finds itself once again under the rule of the Sinhalese majority (74%), which imposes its language and gives precedence to its religion, Buddhism.

    1956 The Tamils, discriminated against, demand autonomy for the north and east.

    22 May 1972 Ceylon becomes the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

    July 1983 Anti-Tamil pogroms. Thousands of Tamils join the resistance. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), led by Velupillai Prabhakaran, impose themselves by executing their rivals.

    1987-1990 Indo-Sri Lankan accord: the Indian army confronts the LTTE in Jaffna, the Sri Lankan government puts down an extreme leftwing insurrection in the south.

    1991 LTTE assassinate the Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

    1996 The army retakes Jaffna.

    1997-2001 A series of victories for the LTTE, who control the north and large areas of the east.

    February 2002 Ceasefire agreed under Norwegian mediation.

    April 2003 The LTTE withdraw from the peace talks.

    March 2004 The Tigers’ leader in the east, “Colonel Karuna”, defects.

    November 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa elected president. He promises to crush the LTTE.

    April 2006 Generalised fighting.

    September 2007 The army, having retaken the east with Karuna’s help, goes on the offensive in the north.

    2 January 2009 Kilinochchi, the LTTE’s former “capital”, falls.

    20 May 2009 The war officially ends after Prabhakaran is killed and the LTTE are crushed around Mullaittivu. The final offensive allegedly caused 8,500 to 20,000 casualties. About 300,000 Tamil civilians are detained in camps controlled by the army.

  222. Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they’re all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese “bloggers” here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

  223. a.savage Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    Oh Yes !!

    It is pitch dark and hard to differentiate between women, men or animals – the think forests keep larking in the midst of eeriness created by an indecent set of un-evolved primates waiting ! Waiting with their eyes gazing up on the next pray – an innocent human child, whom they would make in to one of them, just like a vampire would turn a human in to a fellow vampire with a single bite to the neck ! They would wait impatiently for the turn around which if not, would ensure the human child a slow painful death.

    Petty causes one would say, but, these apes were there to make hay, not when the sun sines on a bright day, but, in the dark when the feel very gay !

    This was the plight when the Apes were around and now they are gone after making a big sound. Things are calm, quite and many are astound, by the change that brought health, wealth and the happiness found.

    The days of fear, indecency of a blood thirsty regime saw it's end not so long ago where now, the lands of darkness has been lit up by the presence of humans, humans who have hope in their eyes ! Hope for brighter future for their children and their children's children… They say that no more they would let any indecent, blood thirsty, un-evolved, primitive, racist Ape to take this future away from them !!!!

  224. Rip Van Winkle wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ???

    This is what your pussy chicken shit ape……

    I hope you can remember what you wrote ??

    Ha Ha Ha …I caught you on another lie

  225. Sri Lanka Thilanga Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya implicated in cricket match fixing

    There were reports on Sunday that a leading Sri Lankan player was under suspicion for links with a bookie. And this has led to fears that IPL was also not immune to investigation by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

    A senior figure in world cricket said the ICC has been probing Lankan betting links with IPL since its second edition, if not earlier.

    Meanwhile, 'News of the World' released another sting tape which showed Pakistani batsman Yasir Hameed claiming that most Pakistani players were embroiled in fixing and "they are doing it (fixing) in almost every match".

    The disclosure that a leading Sri Lankan cricketer was under suspicion for too much late-night conviviality with a bookmaker is a warning that the Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL) is not immune to investigation by ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). A senior figure in world cricket said the ICC has been probing Sri Lankan betting links with the IPL since its second edition, if not earlier.

    The ICC's interest has been trained on Thilanga Sumathipala, a former chairman of the Sri Lankan cricket board (BCCSL), whose family operates betting shops all over the island, especially in the capital Colombo. Sumathipala denied any involvement with this aspect of his family's businesses.

    However, the ACSU secretly filmed his residence and office and reportedly gathered evidence of betting-related elements frequently visiting at least one of such premises. Besides, his rival in the BCCSL, the erstwhile Sri Lankan captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, is convinced Sumathipala is involved.

    More importantly, in an chat with this correspondent in the presence of an English cricket official, Ranatunga revealed: "Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya were instrumental in setting up a meeting for Lalit Modi with the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in July 2008".

    Sumathipala is an influential newspaper owner, who the reputedly ruthless Rapapaksa would like to keep in good humour for political purposes.

  226. One more reason to boycott Sri Lankan cricket….. :) … as we all know, just like Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Mahinda Rajapaksa ( MR ) has the final say in Sri Lankan cricket too.

    I wonder what was MR's cut in the deal. :) :)

    To all you MR supporters, wouldn't it be interesting if Sri Lankan cricket, the only success story with international respect to come out of the country in the last 20 years or so, ends up in a mess like Pakistani cricket – thanks to your hero MR. :) :) :)

  227. a.savage Says:: "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    An unintentional exposition of your own hidden prejudices. Why insult the inhabitants of 'Third World' ghettos in Lagos, Freetown etc? These poor people don't deserve your contempt. All they want is a better life.

    Instead, let's see what a Canadian says about the Eelamists in his neighbourhood, turning it into a violence-ridden ghetto.

    "My old Toronto neighbourhood was virtually rendered unlivable…after a group of Tamils appeared from one day to the next like locusts. They would hang around in extremely large numbers in the local coffee shops and stores, bringing with them criminal activity and nightly stabbings.

    They’d sell stolen property ..at the local strip mall, and none of them was ever seen to be actually working for a living….Selling stolen goods and drugs, that’s how they raise money for their terrorist organization."
    http://tinyurl.com/34djgbc

    In the London the Eelamist dregs are famous for their gang violence, stabbings, shootings, machete attacks etc, mainly inside their own 'community'.

    Here, an entirely innocent man is beaten to death with cricket bats by a Tamil gang called the 'Tooting Boys'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5wkzv

    "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    Next idiot with stupid comments, please.

  228. a.savage Says:: "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    An unintentional exposition of your own hidden prejudices. Why insult the inhabitants of 'Third World' ghettos in Lagos, Freetown etc? These poor people don't deserve your contempt. All they want is a better life.

    Instead, let's see what a Canadian says about the Eelamists in his neighbourhood, turning it into a violence-ridden ghetto.

    "My old Toronto neighbourhood was virtually rendered unlivable…after a group of Tamils appeared from one day to the next like locusts. They would hang around in extremely large numbers in the local coffee shops and stores, bringing with them criminal activity and nightly stabbings.

    They’d sell stolen property ..at the local strip mall, and none of them was ever seen to be actually working for a living….Selling stolen goods and drugs, that’s how they raise money for their terrorist organization."
    http://tinyurl.com/34djgbc

    In the London the Eelamist dregs are famous for their gang violence, stabbings, shootings, machete attacks etc, mainly inside their own 'community'.

    Here, an entirely innocent man is beaten to death with cricket bats by a Tamil gang called the 'Tooting Boys'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5wkzv

    "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    Next idiot with stupid comments, please.

  229. a.savage Says:: "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    An unintentional exposition of your own hidden prejudices. Why insult the inhabitants of 'Third World' ghettos in Lagos, Freetown etc? These poor people don't deserve your contempt. All they want is a better life.

    Instead, let's see what a Canadian says about the Eelamists in his neighbourhood, turning it into a violence-ridden ghetto.

    "My old Toronto neighbourhood was virtually rendered unlivable…after a group of Tamils appeared from one day to the next like locusts. They would hang around in extremely large numbers in the local coffee shops and stores, bringing with them criminal activity and nightly stabbings.

    They’d sell stolen property ..at the local strip mall, and none of them was ever seen to be actually working for a living….Selling stolen goods and drugs, that’s how they raise money for their terrorist organization."
    http://tinyurl.com/34djgbc

    In the London the Eelamist dregs are famous for their gang violence, stabbings, shootings, machete attacks etc, mainly inside their own 'community'.

    Here, an entirely innocent man is beaten to death with cricket bats by a Tamil gang called the 'Tooting Boys'. http://tinyurl.com/3y5wkzv

    "Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?"

    Next idiot with stupid comments, please.

  230. @Indranathan:

    The only success story with international respect to come out of Sri Lanka is the total and utter destruction of your LTTE followed by the well-deserved deaths of the entire leadership.

    That beats the the SL cricket team's success any day.

    Corruption is sport is nothing new. Even the Germans had corrupt referees, the UK had corrupt footballers, the South Africans had corrupt cricketers etc.

  231. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I don't quite understand what you are trying to say in this post – more precision would help all the readers here !!

  232. Indranathan Keerthana Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    One more reason to boycott Sri Lankan cricket…

    Please do !!! :)

    We would definitely not mind Apes and Worms boycotting everything to do with this motherland of ours !!

    Try forget Sri Lanka all together !!

  233. Att: Urgent call to action for Jim/Amnesty – URGENT!!
    1,857 Tamil refugees not tortured or killed on returning to their homes in the paradise island

    Jim,
    What the hell is going on here? One minute, AI says that all returning Tamil refugees are at risk of being torture genocided, now the UN's saying SL is OK to return to. http://tinyurl.com/38kjdon

    UN refugee spokesman Michael Zwack says these Tamils are now “rebuilding their lives.” The UN quoted one Tamil refugee, a 39-year-old woman, who said she was pleased with her new home for a pretty good reason: “Peace.”

    In the next minute, 71% of Tamil refugees in Canada go home to SL for holidays and they're not 'torture genocided'.

    Have Amnesty finally taken an amnesty from the facts because they clash with their Weltanschauungen? I think we should be told :)

  234. My , my ….Repo Man doesn’t have too many brain cells left in that psycho head of his

    My comment
    Nagaraththaar

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!
    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    Your reply

    Rip Van Winkle ! Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    I trust that you thought only females have “Rectums” ?? This is the only genitalia I have mentioned

    Well you lied … :) because you mentioned female genitalia in the post below !!


    Rip Van Winkle wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ???

    This is what your pussy chicken shit ape……

    I see, you developed the amnesia … and so suddently ….:) :) :)

  235. Statement by University academics on Proposed 18th Constitutional Amendment
    We, the undersigned academics attached to different universities in Sri Lanka, call upon the government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution for the reasons set out below.

    Constitutional reforms, like elections, go to the heart of what it means to be a democracy in the modern-day world. Any changes that are introduced to a country’s constitution should be undertaken after due deliberation and consultation while having at its centre, the will of the People. In a pluralistic society such as Sri Lanka, ascertaining the will of the People can be a time-consuming and complex exercise. While the will of the People must be given due consideration, the essential features of a democracy, such as the rule of law, accountability of the government and transparency must be preserved and promoted through any constitutional reform.

    By choosing to amend the constitution through an urgent bill the entire process of reform has been expedited, if not short-circuited, and no room has been left for any kind of public debate let alone public consultation. Under a Constitution that explicitly recognizes the “Sovereignty of the People” that process is not acceptable, especially when no convincing reasons have been given as to the need to expedite this process. Indeed, the most distressing aspect to this whole process is the lack of interest in government ranks on the need to raise awareness, let alone build consensus, among the general public on the need for such urgent reform.

    The substance of the proposed reforms is also problematic. History provides many examples of the need to limit not only power, but also access to power. The limit to the number of terms that the head of the executive can hold has emerged as a best practice, through those bitter lessons. The introduction of the Parliamentary Council instead of the Constitutional Council is not satisfactory as it contains no clauses to promote accountability on the part of the President in whose hands come to be concentrated the power to make several key appointments that promote governance, accountability and due process of law.

    This is the first attempt at constitutional reform in the post-war era of our country. We hope that it would therefore signal a break from the constitutional reform experiences of the past, where powerful executive Presidents “reformed” the constitution to serve their personal political agendas.

    We therefore call upon the government to re-consider their decision to introduce constitutional reforms in such a hasty and ad-hoc manner and to open avenues for greater participation and consultation before setting in motion a process that is of utmost importance to the political culture of Sri Lanka.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/statement_by_

  236. <b<Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!

    Join me dear Worm !! – I am astonished at time and thoroughly entertained at times…. Amazing comments you get here – especially from the apes and worms of Peelam !!!!

    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    I trust that you thought only females have “Rectums” ?? This is the only genitalia I have mentioned – well, I understand totally, because all you Peelamists sounds as if you have got several Corks stuck up yours – :) !!

    We did see x-rated posts a few weeks back when your fellow Peemalist Ape posted a comment made by the Peelamist hero M.I.A. – it did contain the 4 letter “F” word repeatedly where I was astound by the fact of that the Peelamist wants such influence to get in to the ever decent Tamil Hindu culture :( !! She definitely has forgotten her cultured routes !!

    We also remember the rape posts you made and how one of your fellow Peelamists called the mass wedding ceremony in Vanni a Mass Raping – LOL !!

    Well, we try to use scientific terms as much as possible to describe you instead of using the slag terms – Ex. Impotent, Mentally Under Developed, Un-evolved, Primates, Apes, Worms, Micro Organisms, etc…… Be thankful we use these terms and not what MIA does !!

  237. a.savage Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    Oh Yes !!

    It is pitch dark and hard to differentiate between women, men or animals – the think forests keep larking in the midst of eeriness created by an indecent set of un-evolved primates waiting ! Waiting with their eyes gazing up on the next pray – an innocent human child, whom they would make in to one of them, just like a vampire would turn a human in to a fellow vampire with a single bite to the neck ! They would wait impatiently for the turn around which if not, would ensure the human child a slow painful death.

    Petty causes one would say, but, these apes were there to make hay, not when the sun sines on a bright day, but, in the dark when the feel very gay !

    This was the plight when the Apes were around and now they are gone after making a big sound. Things are calm, quite and many are astound, by the change that brought health, wealth and the happiness found.

    The days of fear, indecency of a blood thirsty regime saw it’s end not so long ago where now, the lands of darkness has been lit up by the presence of humans, humans who have hope in their eyes ! Hope for brighter future for their children and their children’s children… They say that no more they would let any indecent, blood thirsty, un-evolved, primitive, racist Ape to take this future away from them !!!!

  238. LOL LOL LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    This post could not have come at a better time !!!!

    LOL !!

    Proves me calling your Apes and Worms over and over again – LOL !!!

    As much as The word Pussy stands for the Female Genitalia – the only meaning you know of, it is also meant to call a cat and also in American Slang term for a Coward !!

    My use of the word Pussy was purely for the use of calling you a Coward !!

    See the similarity, Coward = Pussy = Chicken = Shit Scared = spineless = dead leaf, etc ??

    I am not surprised at your dirty minds for thinking else-wise, however, I thought using it in the same sentence as Chicken Shit might help you understand that it is meant for your cowardliness which you have proven again by not answering the questions posted, but about a Female genitalia which was never in the subject matter !!!

    So, let me say once again – Show me that you are not Pussy (meaning Cowardly and Scared) and answer the 5 questions I asked !!

    Anyways, thanks for the laugh – Good one !!

    Mango – did U see it coming ??

  239. Att: Urgent call to action for Jim/Amnesty – URGENT!!
    1,857 Tamil refugees not tortured or killed on returning to their homes in the paradise island

    Jim,
    What the hell is going on here? One minute, AI says that all returning Tamil refugees are at risk of being torture genocided, now the UN's saying SL is OK to return to. http://tinyurl.com/38kjdon

    UN refugee spokesman Michael Zwack says these Tamils are now “rebuilding their lives.” The UN quoted one Tamil refugee, a 39-year-old woman, who said she was pleased with her new home for a pretty good reason: “Peace.”

    In the next minute, 71% of Tamil refugees in Canada go home to SL for holidays and they're not 'torture genocided'.

    Have Amnesty finally taken an amnesty from the facts because they clash with their Weltanschauungen? I think we should be told :)

  240. Att: Urgent call to action for Jim/Amnesty – URGENT!!
    1,857 Tamil refugees not tortured or killed on returning to their homes in the paradise island

    Jim,
    What the hell is going on here? One minute, AI says that all returning Tamil refugees are at risk of being torture genocided, now the UN's saying SL is OK to return to. http://tinyurl.com/38kjdon

    UN refugee spokesman Michael Zwack says these Tamils are now “rebuilding their lives.” The UN quoted one Tamil refugee, a 39-year-old woman, who said she was pleased with her new home for a pretty good reason: “Peace.”

    In the next minute, 71% of Tamil refugees in Canada go home to SL for holidays and they're not 'torture genocided'.

    Have Amnesty finally taken an amnesty from the facts because they clash with their Weltanschauungen? I think we should be told :)

  241. There are 107 000 Sri Lanka Tamils in India and only 1 857 Tamils returned . So it is about 2 % only

    The Tamils from India are afraid to return as nearly 100 000 Tamils are imprisoned , tortured, raped and killed

  242. In Sri Lanka there are the ongoing atrocities and land grabbing in the Tamil areas. A large population still behind bars.

    There has been not a single word about political rights to the minorities.

    Sri Lankan regime continue to shamelessly play the…terrorist card on the innocent Tamil refugees.

    I feel like living in Hitlers era when the atrocities on Jews were all justified and considered ..just… by most part of the world due to Hitlers preachings about how Jews deserved the ill treatment.

    The West is watching silently the brutal murders of theTamil civilians while Sri Lanka Mass Murderers are playing the …war on terror…card and hoodwink the whole world.

  243. Repo Man,

    I didn't see that coming, either. Most odd. As I always suspected, obsessing about Eelam leads to a progressive deterioration in the higher brain functions, as seen by our friends' comments :)

  244. Statement by University academics on Proposed 18th Constitutional Amendment
    We, the undersigned academics attached to different universities in Sri Lanka, call upon the government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution for the reasons set out below.

    Constitutional reforms, like elections, go to the heart of what it means to be a democracy in the modern-day world. Any changes that are introduced to a country’s constitution should be undertaken after due deliberation and consultation while having at its centre, the will of the People. In a pluralistic society such as Sri Lanka, ascertaining the will of the People can be a time-consuming and complex exercise. While the will of the People must be given due consideration, the essential features of a democracy, such as the rule of law, accountability of the government and transparency must be preserved and promoted through any constitutional reform.

    By choosing to amend the constitution through an urgent bill the entire process of reform has been expedited, if not short-circuited, and no room has been left for any kind of public debate let alone public consultation. Under a Constitution that explicitly recognizes the “Sovereignty of the People” that process is not acceptable, especially when no convincing reasons have been given as to the need to expedite this process. Indeed, the most distressing aspect to this whole process is the lack of interest in government ranks on the need to raise awareness, let alone build consensus, among the general public on the need for such urgent reform.

    The substance of the proposed reforms is also problematic. History provides many examples of the need to limit not only power, but also access to power. The limit to the number of terms that the head of the executive can hold has emerged as a best practice, through those bitter lessons. The introduction of the Parliamentary Council instead of the Constitutional Council is not satisfactory as it contains no clauses to promote accountability on the part of the President in whose hands come to be concentrated the power to make several key appointments that promote governance, accountability and due process of law.

    This is the first attempt at constitutional reform in the post-war era of our country. We hope that it would therefore signal a break from the constitutional reform experiences of the past, where powerful executive Presidents “reformed” the constitution to serve their personal political agendas.

    We therefore call upon the government to re-consider their decision to introduce constitutional reforms in such a hasty and ad-hoc manner and to open avenues for greater participation and consultation before setting in motion a process that is of utmost importance to the political culture of Sri Lanka.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/statement_by_

  245. Statement by University academics on Proposed 18th Constitutional Amendment
    We, the undersigned academics attached to different universities in Sri Lanka, call upon the government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution for the reasons set out below.

    Constitutional reforms, like elections, go to the heart of what it means to be a democracy in the modern-day world. Any changes that are introduced to a country’s constitution should be undertaken after due deliberation and consultation while having at its centre, the will of the People. In a pluralistic society such as Sri Lanka, ascertaining the will of the People can be a time-consuming and complex exercise. While the will of the People must be given due consideration, the essential features of a democracy, such as the rule of law, accountability of the government and transparency must be preserved and promoted through any constitutional reform.

    By choosing to amend the constitution through an urgent bill the entire process of reform has been expedited, if not short-circuited, and no room has been left for any kind of public debate let alone public consultation. Under a Constitution that explicitly recognizes the “Sovereignty of the People” that process is not acceptable, especially when no convincing reasons have been given as to the need to expedite this process. Indeed, the most distressing aspect to this whole process is the lack of interest in government ranks on the need to raise awareness, let alone build consensus, among the general public on the need for such urgent reform.

    The substance of the proposed reforms is also problematic. History provides many examples of the need to limit not only power, but also access to power. The limit to the number of terms that the head of the executive can hold has emerged as a best practice, through those bitter lessons. The introduction of the Parliamentary Council instead of the Constitutional Council is not satisfactory as it contains no clauses to promote accountability on the part of the President in whose hands come to be concentrated the power to make several key appointments that promote governance, accountability and due process of law.

    This is the first attempt at constitutional reform in the post-war era of our country. We hope that it would therefore signal a break from the constitutional reform experiences of the past, where powerful executive Presidents “reformed” the constitution to serve their personal political agendas.

    We therefore call upon the government to re-consider their decision to introduce constitutional reforms in such a hasty and ad-hoc manner and to open avenues for greater participation and consultation before setting in motion a process that is of utmost importance to the political culture of Sri Lanka.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/statement_by_

  246. @Nagaraththaar
    Only "100 000 Tamils are imprisoned, tortured, raped and killed?" I thought it was 40,000. Or was it 40 million? or was it 4,000?

    Did you use an Eelam Random Number Generator (the Donkey version) to create those ridiculous figures?

    Isn't is great news that the people most responsible for the stopping the terrible human rights situation in SL have been by being posted to the UN, UK and other important places?

    e.g. Major General Shavendra Silva, former commander 58th Division, SLA, appointed to the UN.

    e.g. Major General Prasanna Silva, former commander 55th Division, SLA appointed to the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK

    How did they improve the HR situation in SL? By crushing the LTTE, of course!

  247. Public appeal to all parliamentarians to vote against 18th Constitutional Amendment

    The 18 th Amendment to the Constitution to be debated in parliament

    The urgency of this very important issue at hand, compels us to address you through this letter, though briefly.

    Let us be very precise on one issue. This is no attempt at changing governments, but one that seeks a change for democracy, the country is in dire need of.

    While the conclusion of the war one year ago was interpreted as an opening for democratic life in society, we desired a serious political intervention that would strengthen democratic life in this country.

    The abolishing of the Executive Presidency thus remained a basic requirement. This Executive Presidency remains to be abolished even on the consensus that had been reached in the APRC that has

    11 political parties in the government alliance including the SLFP and 02 others that were then in the Opposition agreeing.

    While there is such broad consensus in abolishing the Executive Presidency, the urgency in bringing this 18 th Amendment to the Constitution to remove all restrictions on the number of presidential terms, we clearly note here, is a total violation of social perceptions.

    Also, we wish to stress, the Constitutional provisions included in this amendment to alter the spirit and contents of the 17 th Amendment, passed in agreement with all political parties to depoliticise State institutions and high positions, in allowing them to function independently, is again a step that violates public sentiments, yet again bringing all such positions and public departments into politics, through presidential influence.

    It is necessary to stress that all those citizens who cast their vote for you at the general elections in April this year, never anticipated such anti democratic steps to be effected.

    We therefore have very justifiable reasons and also facts that necessitates democratic life, in our society.

  248. My typo error above. It should read:

    Isn't is great news that the people most responsible for stopping the terrible human rights situation in SL have been rewarded by being posted to the UN, UK and other important places?

  249. State Terrorism is alive in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

    So Sri Lanka is a land polarised between the friends and the enemies of the Ruling Family. In this land, anyone who is willing to play by Rajapaksa rules and submit to Rajapaksa dictates can lead a ‘normal’ life, without experiencing state terror. The North has been bludgeoned into sullen silence; Tamils will be stigmatised and repressed as Tiger supporters if they show signs of democratic dissent.

  250. Delusional Eelamists vs a recovering Sri Lanka – compare & contrast.

    In Sri Lanka, the govt and civil society find jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever a ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region, especially ex-LTTE combatants, supported by leading SL garment manufacturers. http://tinyurl.com/32kww9c

    In the UK, the Donkey Diaspora and their Fluffers try to destroy jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    Sock-in-a-Lingam and his White Masters try to prevent UK retailers from purchasing the output from SL factories employing ex-LTTE combatants. http://tinyurl.com/35okuza

    The crazily-named, crazy guy Sock-in-a-Lingam Yoga-in-a-lingam proudly boasts:

    "I am working with “Act Now”, the Tamil Human Rights group who work with Tamils and Non-Tamils, to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka.."

  251. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:02 am

    There are 107 000 Sri Lanka Tamils in India and only 1 857 Tamils returned . So it is about 2 % only

    Dude – If they are not coming down, it is their problem, not ours nor should be yours – They can return when they want to, to a peaceful land free of low mental terrorists – unless they are low mental terrorists who do not have space here…. Is it such a hard thing to get to your pee brain ??

    As for them being tortured etc – tell them to ask the 2% who returned and are back to normalcy !!

    Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:22 am

    State Terrorism is alive in Sri Lanka

    Far better than the Ape terrorism that planted bombs and killed innocent…. Apes stay out if you don't like this new found state terrorism – we Sri Lankans are almost happy about the situation and more happy without you !

  252. Rip Van Winkle wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ???

    This is what your pussy chicken shit ape……

    I hope you can remember what you wrote ??

    Ha Ha Ha …I caught you on another lie

  253. Sri Lanka Thilanga Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya implicated in cricket match fixing

    There were reports on Sunday that a leading Sri Lankan player was under suspicion for links with a bookie. And this has led to fears that IPL was also not immune to investigation by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

    A senior figure in world cricket said the ICC has been probing Lankan betting links with IPL since its second edition, if not earlier.

    Meanwhile, ‘News of the World’ released another sting tape which showed Pakistani batsman Yasir Hameed claiming that most Pakistani players were embroiled in fixing and “they are doing it (fixing) in almost every match”.

    The disclosure that a leading Sri Lankan cricketer was under suspicion for too much late-night conviviality with a bookmaker is a warning that the Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL) is not immune to investigation by ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). A senior figure in world cricket said the ICC has been probing Sri Lankan betting links with the IPL since its second edition, if not earlier.

    The ICC’s interest has been trained on Thilanga Sumathipala, a former chairman of the Sri Lankan cricket board (BCCSL), whose family operates betting shops all over the island, especially in the capital Colombo. Sumathipala denied any involvement with this aspect of his family’s businesses.

    However, the ACSU secretly filmed his residence and office and reportedly gathered evidence of betting-related elements frequently visiting at least one of such premises. Besides, his rival in the BCCSL, the erstwhile Sri Lankan captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, is convinced Sumathipala is involved.

    More importantly, in an chat with this correspondent in the presence of an English cricket official, Ranatunga revealed: “Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya were instrumental in setting up a meeting for Lalit Modi with the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in July 2008″.

    Sumathipala is an influential newspaper owner, who the reputedly ruthless Rapapaksa would like to keep in good humour for political purposes.

  254. One more reason to boycott Sri Lankan cricket….. :) … as we all know, just like Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Mahinda Rajapaksa ( MR ) has the final say in Sri Lankan cricket too.

    I wonder what was MR’s cut in the deal. :) :)

    To all you MR supporters, wouldn’t it be interesting if Sri Lankan cricket, the only success story with international respect to come out of the country in the last 20 years or so, ends up in a mess like Pakistani cricket – thanks to your hero MR. :) :) :)

  255. Delusional Eelamists vs a recovering Sri Lanka – compare & contrast.

    In Sri Lanka, the govt and civil society find jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever a ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region, especially ex-LTTE combatants, supported by leading SL garment manufacturers. http://tinyurl.com/32kww9c

    In the UK, the Donkey Diaspora and their Fluffers try to destroy jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    Sock-in-a-Lingam and his White Masters try to prevent UK retailers from purchasing the output from SL factories employing ex-LTTE combatants. http://tinyurl.com/35okuza

    The crazily-named, crazy guy Sock-in-a-Lingam Yoga-in-a-lingam proudly boasts:

    "I am working with “Act Now”, the Tamil Human Rights group who work with Tamils and Non-Tamils, to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka.."

  256. Delusional Eelamists vs a recovering Sri Lanka – compare & contrast.

    In Sri Lanka, the govt and civil society find jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever a ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region, especially ex-LTTE combatants, supported by leading SL garment manufacturers. http://tinyurl.com/32kww9c

    In the UK, the Donkey Diaspora and their Fluffers try to destroy jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    Sock-in-a-Lingam and his White Masters try to prevent UK retailers from purchasing the output from SL factories employing ex-LTTE combatants. http://tinyurl.com/35okuza

    The crazily-named, crazy guy Sock-in-a-Lingam Yoga-in-a-lingam proudly boasts:

    "I am working with “Act Now”, the Tamil Human Rights group who work with Tamils and Non-Tamils, to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka.."

  257. a.savage Says:: “Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?”

    An unintentional exposition of your own hidden prejudices. Why insult the inhabitants of ‘Third World’ ghettos in Lagos, Freetown etc? These poor people don’t deserve your contempt. All they want is a better life.

    Instead, let’s see what a Canadian says about the Eelamists in his neighbourhood, turning it into a violence-ridden ghetto.

    “My old Toronto neighbourhood was virtually rendered unlivable…after a group of Tamils appeared from one day to the next like locusts. They would hang around in extremely large numbers in the local coffee shops and stores, bringing with them criminal activity and nightly stabbings.

    They’d sell stolen property ..at the local strip mall, and none of them was ever seen to be actually working for a living….Selling stolen goods and drugs, that’s how they raise money for their terrorist organization.”

    http://tinyurl.com/34djgbc

    In the London the Eelamist dregs are famous for their gang violence, stabbings, shootings, machete attacks etc, mainly inside their own ‘community’.

    Here, an entirely innocent man is beaten to death with cricket bats by a Tamil gang called the ‘Tooting Boys’. http://tinyurl.com/3y5wkzv

    “Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?”

    Next idiot with stupid comments, please.

  258. Your twaddle makes no sense and contradict the stories I’m hearing

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    The fraudulent hope you spread here perhaps will never materialized

  259. @Indranathan:

    The only success story with international respect to come out of Sri Lanka is the total and utter destruction of your LTTE followed by the well-deserved deaths of the entire leadership.

    That beats the the SL cricket team’s success any day.

    Corruption is sport is nothing new. Even the Germans had corrupt referees, the UK had corrupt footballers, the South Africans had corrupt cricketers etc.

  260. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I don’t quite understand what you are trying to say in this post – more precision would help all the readers here !!

  261. @Thyatharan:
    If you're so confident that I'm lying, please provide proof of any lies I've told. It's no use just saying that I'm lying, you need to provide some little, itty bitty bit of proof.

    e.g. in the above story, where are the lies? Any untruths?

    Otherwise some people (certainly not me!) may think of you as a 'hypocritical blow-hard'. :)

  262. The Sri Lank government's efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    An independent and reliable source who was allowed to visit LTTE detainees condemned the lack of information:

    "The Sri Lanka government does not supply any list of names. The families are kept in the dark: nobody knows exactly who is detained, or where, or why.

    In a country where summary executions are commonplace, this is cause for
    worry."

    The International Red Cross has been refused access to the prisoners for almost two years now.

    The Wanni region, further north, was recaptured by the Sri Lanka army in 2009,

    Since then, it has been in total Sri Lanka military lockdown; foreign media, and NGO have so far been kept away.

    The A9 road across the area is marked by a bunker/checkpoint every 500 metres

    Armed military are everywhere. This is an open – air prison for few Tamils who mostly live in tents, not far from their ruined houses.

  263. Kilinochchi, the Tigers' former "capital", where their was unrecognisable: not a single building still stood.

    Even the water tower had not survived the fighting; lying on its side, riddled by shell fragments, the imposing construction was now the target of Sinhalese tourists armed with cameras.

    Buddhist monks and families posed at this scene of desolation, then climbed back into their buses decorated with the Sri Lankan flag and posters glorifying the
    Rajapaksa and his "army of heroes".

    Apart from a Sri Lanka monument to the dead, the only new building in Kilinochchi is a Buddhist temple that the army quickly erected ..to taunt the Tamils?

  264. This Sri Lankan triumphalism has exasperated Tamils recently liberated from Menic Farm.

    In mourning and without news of their loved ones, they survive on international aid – Sri Lanka Army is ready to kill the Tamils but not help them !!

  265. Indranathan Keerthana Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    One more reason to boycott Sri Lankan cricket…

    Please do !!! :)

    We would definitely not mind Apes and Worms boycotting everything to do with this motherland of ours !!

    Try forget Sri Lanka all together !!

  266. My , my ….Repo Man doesn’t have too many brain cells left in that psycho head of his

    My comment
    Nagaraththaar

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    I’m absolutely appalled the some comments here !!!
    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    Your reply

    Rip Van Winkle ! Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    The EDE’s fascination with the fluffing services and Repo Man’s obsession with female genitalia a little bit tongue in cheek as this , I hope they noticed , is not an x-rated website !

    I trust that you thought only females have “Rectums” ?? This is the only genitalia I have mentioned

    Well you lied … :) because you mentioned female genitalia in the post below !!


    Rip Van Winkle wrote

    September 6th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    At least a thousand of the persons disappeared during Sri Lanka government’s war on Vanni are students below the age of eighteen

    You moronic mentally challenged Baboon !!

    This is the very reason we told you not to recruit child soldiers – what do you expect when you send under aged kids to the war front ???? They turn to be immortal ???

    This is what your pussy chicken shit ape……

    I see, you developed the amnesia … and so suddently ….:) :) :)

  267. LOL LOL LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    This post could not have come at a better time !!!!

    LOL !!

    Proves me calling your Apes and Worms over and over again – LOL !!!

    As much as The word Pussy stands for the Female Genitalia – the only meaning you know of, it is also meant to call a cat and also in American Slang term for a Coward !!

    My use of the word Pussy was purely for the use of calling you a Coward !!

    See the similarity, Coward = Pussy = Chicken = Shit Scared = spineless = dead leaf, etc ??

    I am not surprised at your dirty minds for thinking else-wise, however, I thought using it in the same sentence as Chicken Shit might help you understand that it is meant for your cowardliness which you have proven again by not answering the questions posted, but about a Female genitalia which was never in the subject matter !!!

    So, let me say once again – Show me that you are not Pussy (meaning Cowardly and Scared) and answer the 5 questions I asked !!

    Anyways, thanks for the laugh – Good one !!

    Mango – did U see it coming ??

  268. Sri Lankan government’s bogus inquiry into the civil war http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/sril-s0
    The proceedings of the commission do not in any way constitute an investigation of alleged war crimes, but are aimed at covering them up. In the final months of the war between January and May 2009, the UN estimated that 7,000 Tamil civilians were killed as the army pounded the shrinking patch of LTTE-held territory. A report by the International Crisis Group this year put the death toll between 30,000 and 75,000 and accused the Sri Lankan military of deliberately bombarding hospitals and aid centres.
    In line with the Sri Lankan government’s flat denials that the military killed any civilians, the commission is yet to ask witnesses about any of these atrocities

  269. Att: Urgent call to action for Jim/Amnesty – URGENT!!
    1,857 Tamil refugees not tortured or killed on returning to their homes in the paradise island

    Jim,
    What the hell is going on here? One minute, AI says that all returning Tamil refugees are at risk of being torture genocided, now the UN’s saying SL is OK to return to. http://tinyurl.com/38kjdon

    UN refugee spokesman Michael Zwack says these Tamils are now “rebuilding their lives.” The UN quoted one Tamil refugee, a 39-year-old woman, who said she was pleased with her new home for a pretty good reason: “Peace.”

    In the next minute, 71% of Tamil refugees in Canada go home to SL for holidays and they’re not ‘torture genocided’.

    Have Amnesty finally taken an amnesty from the facts because they clash with their Weltanschauungen? I think we should be told :)

  270. President Rajapakse’s government claiming to liberate the Tamil people who were caught up in between the clutches of the LTTE, and the atrocities of the Sri Lankan army including the bombings of civilian hospitals by them, called the “humanitarian operation” in the final days of the war, lured more than 300,000 thousand Tamil people from the war affected zone to move into areas controlled by the government. Little did they realise that this “liberation” meant that they were to be confined within razor wires only to experience another other facet of Sri Lankan State terrorism. Far from being free, much to their consternation, they were to experience the worst form of human indignity within these camps euphemistically called welfare villages. The idea was to identify, torture and kill those suspected of LTTE loyalties. In keeping with the former Army Commander Fonseka’s statement to a congregation of Buddhist priests in the US that at least 10,000 more of such persons were yet to be identified and killed, many are missing, some poisoned at the very early stages and some paying the supreme price for being the relatives of suspected terrorists. Hundreds have been summarily executed. Numerous women of all ages have been raped and children, killed or taken to be slaves in the homes of army personnel or influential persons in the south with no hope of any freedom.

    Around 7000 persons are still in custody most being severely tortured to this day said to be in the process of being rehabilitated. The idea is to weed out the suspected militants and leave the rest to perish being part of the process of “being finished off” reminiscent of the Nazi “final solution”. 40,000 civilians are still in the camps still surrounded by barbed wires virtually imprisoned. With no foreign NGOs allowed in and no witnesses, thousands of Tamils are shown to be released to go back home but when they reach their homes they are chased away by the security forces back to the camps from where they went, a drama that depicts their never ending trauma and suffering.

    Besides the tremendous physical agony and the painful inconveniences there is also the enormously serious long and short term psychological impact on the IDPS. Dr Daya Somasunderam of the department psychiatry at the University of Jaffna in his well researched scholarly paper on: “Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka” (July 2010), states: “The narratives, drawings, letters and poems as well as data from observations, key informant interviews, extended family and focus group discussions show considerable impact at the family and community. The family and community relationships, networks, processes and structures are destroyed. There develops collective symptoms of despair, passivity, silence, loss of values and ethical mores, amotivation, dependency on external assistance, but also resilience and post-traumatic growth…… Considering the severity of family and community level adverse effects and implication for resettlement, rehabilitation, and development programmes; interventions for healing of memories, psychosocial regeneration of the family and community structures and processes are essential”….and further in his conclusion : “However, instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again. Apart from the political implications, the contest of the different discourses at stake and the need of the Vanni IDP trauma for healing; if not social justice, the whole national reconciliation process at least needs some acknowledgement of what happened. If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again…..” In no way can these observations be dismissed lightly. It is not like the flippant use of terms like “humanitarian operation”, “liberation” etc.

    At the beginning of the incarceration immediately after the war and thereafter, the world was told at various media interviews that land mines were being removed as if the people leaving their homes had mined their own houses before they left, being out of their minds, and whereas, while on their way to the camps from all directions no mines had exploded. The story of de mining was a myth to help contractors on both sides to make money and to stall the process of resettlement. Then we were told that the elusive electricity and water services were being connected to their new homes. What is real is that thousands of pre fabricated homes for the Sri Lankan army personnel are being constructed with Chinese aid in the Tamil homeland with its face being transformed to appear to be traditionally Sinhala Buddhist. The Tamil IDPs, if they are lucky, will get the residue of these. If the IDPs are lucky to return to their home environment they will not be able recognise their former habitat completely transformed to look a Sinhala Buddhist village. Those displaced from the Muttur and Sampur areas in the east a few years ago still remain displaced.

    In May 2010, in an interview with Al Jazira TV, President Rajapakse, besides his other blatant lies, stated that by the end of the current year all IDPs would be resettled in their own homes. It is becoming increasingly evident that the government can tell all kinds of lies in regard to Tamil affairs and get away with them, an indictment on the Sri Lankan sense of justice and integrity, emanating from the very top. A month later, Suresh Premachandran, an outspoken Tamil parliamentarian, stated at a televised interview that the provision of dwellings to the displaced Tamils both in the North and the east was negligible with little or no assistance given and absolutely no houses built in the Vanni area and that people including children and the sick were living under trees in some areas. They obviously are not enjoying a prolonged picnic. Premachandran also stated that any progress in regard to resettlement especially in the high security zones in Muttur (east) and Jaffna (north) was at a complete standstill.

    New Delhi’s claim that the assistance to the Tamil IDPs is being monitored is an absolute lie. The corrupt Indian polity with their hypocrisy and ruthlessness, intensified by a centre with a weak backbone, loving the Sri Lankan Tamils to death have come forward to provide housing and their maintenance to tens of thousands of displaced Tamils in the north and the east after having helped the Sri Lankan State to massacre tens of thousands of Tamil civilians during the first five months of 2010.

    With Chinese influence or rather aggression in the Indian ocean increasing, India not to lose any more time and favour, though far too late, has been desperate to build a buffer against any further Chinese advance and find the helpless Tamils a convenient friend and scapegoat. The other motivation is the appeasement of the Tamil Nadu government so that they could in turn keep their people happy while keeping the corrupt leadership in power. The Tamil people should not should not be bamboozled or deceived any more by Indian machinations. We recommend that they should, however, accept any favour that comes their way but should not be swayed by feelings of sentiment. The Sri Lankan government, on the other hand, claiming that the Tamils are their own citizens , seem to think that the Indians are obligated to help the Tamils because of their cultural affinity and would try to milk every cent out of them. Given the corruption on both sides there is also a lot money to be made in this game. Incidentally, the magnitude of Indian corruption could show its face at the conduct and the success of the Commonwealth games in Delhi which the rest of the world watch with trepidation. It would be recalled that the Indian Foreign Secretary who while being the Indian Ambassador in Sri Lanka formerly was flirting with Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, has now developed a surprisingly inordinate love for the Tamils.

    To digress a little, for the Chinese, with their increasing influence and power in the region, their interest in Sri Lanka is strategic, economic and hegemonic diplomacy. For them the Sinhalese and the Tamils are faceless entities as long as their interests are satisfied. In Myanmar, the military junta is able to sustain themselves because of Chinese assistance and in return China’s strategic interests are fulfilled, while democracy and Aung Sans Suu Kyi despite the overwhelming landslide in their favour can wait for another day, and in Sri Lanka by no stretch of imagination is there any democracy.

    The question that has arisen in many Tamil circles is whether the Tamil people should show their backs to the Indians and turn to support the Chinese as the new strategy, with their children learning Chinese (Mandarin) developing to be a world language) to be taught in schools. Furthermore, the plague of Brahminism will no longer haunt the Tamils. They should be pragmatic in turning to the winning side that will bring them more benefits, not wasting their time with India. This was also the view that the late N. Shanmugadasan, a former leader of the Ceylon Communist Party (Peking Wing) and intellectual, advocated in the 1960s and the 1970s as a remedy for the redress of Tamil grievances.

    If the Tamils now languishing are to be continued to be used as pawns in the diplomatic games between India and Sri Lanka, it has to be presumed, that they are being considered for a slow and painful final solution to be “finished off’ with Indian complicity as was done in their massacre between January and May 2010. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  271. There are 107 000 Sri Lanka Tamils in India and only 1 857 Tamils returned . So it is about 2 % only

    The Tamils from India are afraid to return as nearly 100 000 Tamils are imprisoned , tortured, raped and killed

  272. In Sri Lanka there are the ongoing atrocities and land grabbing in the Tamil areas. A large population still behind bars.

    There has been not a single word about political rights to the minorities.

    Sri Lankan regime continue to shamelessly play the…terrorist card on the innocent Tamil refugees.

    I feel like living in Hitlers era when the atrocities on Jews were all justified and considered ..just… by most part of the world due to Hitlers preachings about how Jews deserved the ill treatment.

    The West is watching silently the brutal murders of theTamil civilians while Sri Lanka Mass Murderers are playing the …war on terror…card and hoodwink the whole world.

  273. Repo Man,

    I didn’t see that coming, either. Most odd. As I always suspected, obsessing about Eelam leads to a progressive deterioration in the higher brain functions, as seen by our friends’ comments :)

  274. Well Well Well !!

    Now I see the Ape Nagarathar out and Vetharanayam and Mariyanayagam coming in !!

    Pretty interesting get away tack tick I would say !

    Gunalan is missing for several weeks – wonder when the Apes would start saying that Gunalan was Abducted by the SL army – LOL !!

    Well – awesome showcasing of the spineless "Pussyness" !!

    I see that the lions still roar while the Pussies behind tiger skin are flushed down the drain !!!!!!

  275. Statement by University academics on Proposed 18th Constitutional Amendment
    We, the undersigned academics attached to different universities in Sri Lanka, call upon the government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution for the reasons set out below.

    Constitutional reforms, like elections, go to the heart of what it means to be a democracy in the modern-day world. Any changes that are introduced to a country’s constitution should be undertaken after due deliberation and consultation while having at its centre, the will of the People. In a pluralistic society such as Sri Lanka, ascertaining the will of the People can be a time-consuming and complex exercise. While the will of the People must be given due consideration, the essential features of a democracy, such as the rule of law, accountability of the government and transparency must be preserved and promoted through any constitutional reform.

    By choosing to amend the constitution through an urgent bill the entire process of reform has been expedited, if not short-circuited, and no room has been left for any kind of public debate let alone public consultation. Under a Constitution that explicitly recognizes the “Sovereignty of the People” that process is not acceptable, especially when no convincing reasons have been given as to the need to expedite this process. Indeed, the most distressing aspect to this whole process is the lack of interest in government ranks on the need to raise awareness, let alone build consensus, among the general public on the need for such urgent reform.

    The substance of the proposed reforms is also problematic. History provides many examples of the need to limit not only power, but also access to power. The limit to the number of terms that the head of the executive can hold has emerged as a best practice, through those bitter lessons. The introduction of the Parliamentary Council instead of the Constitutional Council is not satisfactory as it contains no clauses to promote accountability on the part of the President in whose hands come to be concentrated the power to make several key appointments that promote governance, accountability and due process of law.

    This is the first attempt at constitutional reform in the post-war era of our country. We hope that it would therefore signal a break from the constitutional reform experiences of the past, where powerful executive Presidents “reformed” the constitution to serve their personal political agendas.

    We therefore call upon the government to re-consider their decision to introduce constitutional reforms in such a hasty and ad-hoc manner and to open avenues for greater participation and consultation before setting in motion a process that is of utmost importance to the political culture of Sri Lanka.

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/09/statement_by_university_academ.html#more

  276. @Nagaraththaar
    Only “100 000 Tamils are imprisoned, tortured, raped and killed?” I thought it was 40,000. Or was it 40 million? or was it 4,000?

    Did you use an Eelam Random Number Generator (the Donkey version) to create those ridiculous figures?

    Isn’t is great news that the people most responsible for the stopping the terrible human rights situation in SL have been by being posted to the UN, UK and other important places?

    e.g. Major General Shavendra Silva, former commander 58th Division, SLA, appointed to the UN.

    e.g. Major General Prasanna Silva, former commander 55th Division, SLA appointed to the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK

    How did they improve the HR situation in SL? By crushing the LTTE, of course!

  277. Public appeal to all parliamentarians to vote against 18th Constitutional Amendment

    The 18 th Amendment to the Constitution to be debated in parliament

    The urgency of this very important issue at hand, compels us to address you through this letter, though briefly.

    Let us be very precise on one issue. This is no attempt at changing governments, but one that seeks a change for democracy, the country is in dire need of.

    While the conclusion of the war one year ago was interpreted as an opening for democratic life in society, we desired a serious political intervention that would strengthen democratic life in this country.

    The abolishing of the Executive Presidency thus remained a basic requirement. This Executive Presidency remains to be abolished even on the consensus that had been reached in the APRC that has

    11 political parties in the government alliance including the SLFP and 02 others that were then in the Opposition agreeing.

    While there is such broad consensus in abolishing the Executive Presidency, the urgency in bringing this 18 th Amendment to the Constitution to remove all restrictions on the number of presidential terms, we clearly note here, is a total violation of social perceptions.

    Also, we wish to stress, the Constitutional provisions included in this amendment to alter the spirit and contents of the 17 th Amendment, passed in agreement with all political parties to depoliticise State institutions and high positions, in allowing them to function independently, is again a step that violates public sentiments, yet again bringing all such positions and public departments into politics, through presidential influence.

    It is necessary to stress that all those citizens who cast their vote for you at the general elections in April this year, never anticipated such anti democratic steps to be effected.

    We therefore have very justifiable reasons and also facts that necessitates democratic life, in our society.

  278. My typo error above. It should read:

    Isn’t is great news that the people most responsible for stopping the terrible human rights situation in SL have been rewarded by being posted to the UN, UK and other important places?

  279. State Terrorism is alive in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka from a flawed democracy into a dynastic oligarchy because their crimes and abuses have gone largely unchallenged by Lankan society, especially that intellectual-ethical obscenity, the zero-civilian casualty myth (and the incarceration of more than 300,000 Tamils in ‘welfare villages’).

    So Sri Lanka is a land polarised between the friends and the enemies of the Ruling Family. In this land, anyone who is willing to play by Rajapaksa rules and submit to Rajapaksa dictates can lead a ‘normal’ life, without experiencing state terror. The North has been bludgeoned into sullen silence; Tamils will be stigmatised and repressed as Tiger supporters if they show signs of democratic dissent.

  280. Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Government accused of scaremongering after prime minister claims 500 asylum seekers aboard boat a security concern

    The arrival off the west coast of Canada of a rusty boat containing nearly 500 exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has sparked an angry debate about racism that has divided national opinion.

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    "It is a miracle that they survived," David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) told the Guardian. "The boat is very primitive, you wouldn't even go out fishing in it." He ascribed their survival to the fact that they had been living for many months in very hostile conditions in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/07/canad

  281. Sri Lankan government’s bogus inquiry into the civil war http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/sril-s0
    The proceedings of the commission do not in any way constitute an investigation of alleged war crimes, but are aimed at covering them up. In the final months of the war between January and May 2009, the UN estimated that 7,000 Tamil civilians were killed as the army pounded the shrinking patch of LTTE-held territory. A report by the International Crisis Group this year put the death toll between 30,000 and 75,000 and accused the Sri Lankan military of deliberately bombarding hospitals and aid centres.
    In line with the Sri Lankan government’s flat denials that the military killed any civilians, the commission is yet to ask witnesses about any of these atrocities

  282. Sri Lankan government’s bogus inquiry into the civil war http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/sril-s0
    The proceedings of the commission do not in any way constitute an investigation of alleged war crimes, but are aimed at covering them up. In the final months of the war between January and May 2009, the UN estimated that 7,000 Tamil civilians were killed as the army pounded the shrinking patch of LTTE-held territory. A report by the International Crisis Group this year put the death toll between 30,000 and 75,000 and accused the Sri Lankan military of deliberately bombarding hospitals and aid centres.
    In line with the Sri Lankan government’s flat denials that the military killed any civilians, the commission is yet to ask witnesses about any of these atrocities

  283. Nagaraththaar Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:02 am

    There are 107 000 Sri Lanka Tamils in India and only 1 857 Tamils returned . So it is about 2 % only

    Dude – If they are not coming down, it is their problem, not ours nor should be yours – They can return when they want to, to a peaceful land free of low mental terrorists – unless they are low mental terrorists who do not have space here…. Is it such a hard thing to get to your pee brain ??

    As for them being tortured etc – tell them to ask the 2% who returned and are back to normalcy !!

    Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:22 am

    State Terrorism is alive in Sri Lanka

    Far better than the Ape terrorism that planted bombs and killed innocent…. Apes stay out if you don’t like this new found state terrorism – we Sri Lankans are almost happy about the situation and more happy without you !

  284. President Rajapakse’s government claiming to liberate the Tamil people who were caught up in between the clutches of the LTTE, and the atrocities of the Sri Lankan army including the bombings of civilian hospitals by them, called the “humanitarian operation” in the final days of the war, lured more than 300,000 thousand Tamil people from the war affected zone to move into areas controlled by the government. Little did they realise that this “liberation” meant that they were to be confined within razor wires only to experience another other facet of Sri Lankan State terrorism. Far from being free, much to their consternation, they were to experience the worst form of human indignity within these camps euphemistically called welfare villages. The idea was to identify, torture and kill those suspected of LTTE loyalties. In keeping with the former Army Commander Fonseka’s statement to a congregation of Buddhist priests in the US that at least 10,000 more of such persons were yet to be identified and killed, many are missing, some poisoned at the very early stages and some paying the supreme price for being the relatives of suspected terrorists. Hundreds have been summarily executed. Numerous women of all ages have been raped and children, killed or taken to be slaves in the homes of army personnel or influential persons in the south with no hope of any freedom.

    Around 7000 persons are still in custody most being severely tortured to this day said to be in the process of being rehabilitated. The idea is to weed out the suspected militants and leave the rest to perish being part of the process of “being finished off” reminiscent of the Nazi “final solution”. 40,000 civilians are still in the camps still surrounded by barbed wires virtually imprisoned. With no foreign NGOs allowed in and no witnesses, thousands of Tamils are shown to be released to go back home but when they reach their homes they are chased away by the security forces back to the camps from where they went, a drama that depicts their never ending trauma and suffering.

    Besides the tremendous physical agony and the painful inconveniences there is also the enormously serious long and short term psychological impact on the IDPS. Dr Daya Somasunderam of the department psychiatry at the University of Jaffna in his well researched scholarly paper on: “Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka” (July 2010), states: “The narratives, drawings, letters and poems as well as data from observations, key informant interviews, extended family and focus group discussions show considerable impact at the family and community. The family and community relationships, networks, processes and structures are destroyed. There develops collective symptoms of despair, passivity, silence, loss of values and ethical mores, amotivation, dependency on external assistance, but also resilience and post-traumatic growth…… Considering the severity of family and community level adverse effects and implication for resettlement, rehabilitation, and development programmes; interventions for healing of memories, psychosocial regeneration of the family and community structures and processes are essential”….and further in his conclusion : “However, instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again. Apart from the political implications, the contest of the different discourses at stake and the need of the Vanni IDP trauma for healing; if not social justice, the whole national reconciliation process at least needs some acknowledgement of what happened. If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again…..” In no way can these observations be dismissed lightly. It is not like the flippant use of terms like “humanitarian operation”, “liberation” etc.

    At the beginning of the incarceration immediately after the war and thereafter, the world was told at various media interviews that land mines were being removed as if the people leaving their homes had mined their own houses before they left, being out of their minds, and whereas, while on their way to the camps from all directions no mines had exploded. The story of de mining was a myth to help contractors on both sides to make money and to stall the process of resettlement. Then we were told that the elusive electricity and water services were being connected to their new homes. What is real is that thousands of pre fabricated homes for the Sri Lankan army personnel are being constructed with Chinese aid in the Tamil homeland with its face being transformed to appear to be traditionally Sinhala Buddhist. The Tamil IDPs, if they are lucky, will get the residue of these. If the IDPs are lucky to return to their home environment they will not be able recognise their former habitat completely transformed to look a Sinhala Buddhist village. Those displaced from the Muttur and Sampur areas in the east a few years ago still remain displaced.

    In May 2010, in an interview with Al Jazira TV, President Rajapakse, besides his other blatant lies, stated that by the end of the current year all IDPs would be resettled in their own homes. It is becoming increasingly evident that the government can tell all kinds of lies in regard to Tamil affairs and get away with them, an indictment on the Sri Lankan sense of justice and integrity, emanating from the very top. A month later, Suresh Premachandran, an outspoken Tamil parliamentarian, stated at a televised interview that the provision of dwellings to the displaced Tamils both in the North and the east was negligible with little or no assistance given and absolutely no houses built in the Vanni area and that people including children and the sick were living under trees in some areas. They obviously are not enjoying a prolonged picnic. Premachandran also stated that any progress in regard to resettlement especially in the high security zones in Muttur (east) and Jaffna (north) was at a complete standstill.

    New Delhi’s claim that the assistance to the Tamil IDPs is being monitored is an absolute lie. The corrupt Indian polity with their hypocrisy and ruthlessness, intensified by a centre with a weak backbone, loving the Sri Lankan Tamils to death have come forward to provide housing and their maintenance to tens of thousands of displaced Tamils in the north and the east after having helped the Sri Lankan State to massacre tens of thousands of Tamil civilians during the first five months of 2010.

    With Chinese influence or rather aggression in the Indian ocean increasing, India not to lose any more time and favour, though far too late, has been desperate to build a buffer against any further Chinese advance and find the helpless Tamils a convenient friend and scapegoat. The other motivation is the appeasement of the Tamil Nadu government so that they could in turn keep their people happy while keeping the corrupt leadership in power. The Tamil people should not should not be bamboozled or deceived any more by Indian machinations. We recommend that they should, however, accept any favour that comes their way but should not be swayed by feelings of sentiment. The Sri Lankan government, on the other hand, claiming that the Tamils are their own citizens , seem to think that the Indians are obligated to help the Tamils because of their cultural affinity and would try to milk every cent out of them. Given the corruption on both sides there is also a lot money to be made in this game. Incidentally, the magnitude of Indian corruption could show its face at the conduct and the success of the Commonwealth games in Delhi which the rest of the world watch with trepidation. It would be recalled that the Indian Foreign Secretary who while being the Indian Ambassador in Sri Lanka formerly was flirting with Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, has now developed a surprisingly inordinate love for the Tamils.

    To digress a little, for the Chinese, with their increasing influence and power in the region, their interest in Sri Lanka is strategic, economic and hegemonic diplomacy. For them the Sinhalese and the Tamils are faceless entities as long as their interests are satisfied. In Myanmar, the military junta is able to sustain themselves because of Chinese assistance and in return China’s strategic interests are fulfilled, while democracy and Aung Sans Suu Kyi despite the overwhelming landslide in their favour can wait for another day, and in Sri Lanka by no stretch of imagination is there any democracy.

    The question that has arisen in many Tamil circles is whether the Tamil people should show their backs to the Indians and turn to support the Chinese as the new strategy, with their children learning Chinese (Mandarin) developing to be a world language) to be taught in schools. Furthermore, the plague of Brahminism will no longer haunt the Tamils. They should be pragmatic in turning to the winning side that will bring them more benefits, not wasting their time with India. This was also the view that the late N. Shanmugadasan, a former leader of the Ceylon Communist Party (Peking Wing) and intellectual, advocated in the 1960s and the 1970s as a remedy for the redress of Tamil grievances.

    If the Tamils now languishing are to be continued to be used as pawns in the diplomatic games between India and Sri Lanka, it has to be presumed, that they are being considered for a slow and painful final solution to be “finished off’ with Indian complicity as was done in their massacre between January and May 2010. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  285. President Rajapakse’s government claiming to liberate the Tamil people who were caught up in between the clutches of the LTTE, and the atrocities of the Sri Lankan army including the bombings of civilian hospitals by them, called the “humanitarian operation” in the final days of the war, lured more than 300,000 thousand Tamil people from the war affected zone to move into areas controlled by the government. Little did they realise that this “liberation” meant that they were to be confined within razor wires only to experience another other facet of Sri Lankan State terrorism. Far from being free, much to their consternation, they were to experience the worst form of human indignity within these camps euphemistically called welfare villages. The idea was to identify, torture and kill those suspected of LTTE loyalties. In keeping with the former Army Commander Fonseka’s statement to a congregation of Buddhist priests in the US that at least 10,000 more of such persons were yet to be identified and killed, many are missing, some poisoned at the very early stages and some paying the supreme price for being the relatives of suspected terrorists. Hundreds have been summarily executed. Numerous women of all ages have been raped and children, killed or taken to be slaves in the homes of army personnel or influential persons in the south with no hope of any freedom.

    Around 7000 persons are still in custody most being severely tortured to this day said to be in the process of being rehabilitated. The idea is to weed out the suspected militants and leave the rest to perish being part of the process of “being finished off” reminiscent of the Nazi “final solution”. 40,000 civilians are still in the camps still surrounded by barbed wires virtually imprisoned. With no foreign NGOs allowed in and no witnesses, thousands of Tamils are shown to be released to go back home but when they reach their homes they are chased away by the security forces back to the camps from where they went, a drama that depicts their never ending trauma and suffering.

    Besides the tremendous physical agony and the painful inconveniences there is also the enormously serious long and short term psychological impact on the IDPS. Dr Daya Somasunderam of the department psychiatry at the University of Jaffna in his well researched scholarly paper on: “Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka” (July 2010), states: “The narratives, drawings, letters and poems as well as data from observations, key informant interviews, extended family and focus group discussions show considerable impact at the family and community. The family and community relationships, networks, processes and structures are destroyed. There develops collective symptoms of despair, passivity, silence, loss of values and ethical mores, amotivation, dependency on external assistance, but also resilience and post-traumatic growth…… Considering the severity of family and community level adverse effects and implication for resettlement, rehabilitation, and development programmes; interventions for healing of memories, psychosocial regeneration of the family and community structures and processes are essential”….and further in his conclusion : “However, instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again. Apart from the political implications, the contest of the different discourses at stake and the need of the Vanni IDP trauma for healing; if not social justice, the whole national reconciliation process at least needs some acknowledgement of what happened. If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again…..” In no way can these observations be dismissed lightly. It is not like the flippant use of terms like “humanitarian operation”, “liberation” etc.

    At the beginning of the incarceration immediately after the war and thereafter, the world was told at various media interviews that land mines were being removed as if the people leaving their homes had mined their own houses before they left, being out of their minds, and whereas, while on their way to the camps from all directions no mines had exploded. The story of de mining was a myth to help contractors on both sides to make money and to stall the process of resettlement. Then we were told that the elusive electricity and water services were being connected to their new homes. What is real is that thousands of pre fabricated homes for the Sri Lankan army personnel are being constructed with Chinese aid in the Tamil homeland with its face being transformed to appear to be traditionally Sinhala Buddhist. The Tamil IDPs, if they are lucky, will get the residue of these. If the IDPs are lucky to return to their home environment they will not be able recognise their former habitat completely transformed to look a Sinhala Buddhist village. Those displaced from the Muttur and Sampur areas in the east a few years ago still remain displaced.

    In May 2010, in an interview with Al Jazira TV, President Rajapakse, besides his other blatant lies, stated that by the end of the current year all IDPs would be resettled in their own homes. It is becoming increasingly evident that the government can tell all kinds of lies in regard to Tamil affairs and get away with them, an indictment on the Sri Lankan sense of justice and integrity, emanating from the very top. A month later, Suresh Premachandran, an outspoken Tamil parliamentarian, stated at a televised interview that the provision of dwellings to the displaced Tamils both in the North and the east was negligible with little or no assistance given and absolutely no houses built in the Vanni area and that people including children and the sick were living under trees in some areas. They obviously are not enjoying a prolonged picnic. Premachandran also stated that any progress in regard to resettlement especially in the high security zones in Muttur (east) and Jaffna (north) was at a complete standstill.

    New Delhi’s claim that the assistance to the Tamil IDPs is being monitored is an absolute lie. The corrupt Indian polity with their hypocrisy and ruthlessness, intensified by a centre with a weak backbone, loving the Sri Lankan Tamils to death have come forward to provide housing and their maintenance to tens of thousands of displaced Tamils in the north and the east after having helped the Sri Lankan State to massacre tens of thousands of Tamil civilians during the first five months of 2010.

    With Chinese influence or rather aggression in the Indian ocean increasing, India not to lose any more time and favour, though far too late, has been desperate to build a buffer against any further Chinese advance and find the helpless Tamils a convenient friend and scapegoat. The other motivation is the appeasement of the Tamil Nadu government so that they could in turn keep their people happy while keeping the corrupt leadership in power. The Tamil people should not should not be bamboozled or deceived any more by Indian machinations. We recommend that they should, however, accept any favour that comes their way but should not be swayed by feelings of sentiment. The Sri Lankan government, on the other hand, claiming that the Tamils are their own citizens , seem to think that the Indians are obligated to help the Tamils because of their cultural affinity and would try to milk every cent out of them. Given the corruption on both sides there is also a lot money to be made in this game. Incidentally, the magnitude of Indian corruption could show its face at the conduct and the success of the Commonwealth games in Delhi which the rest of the world watch with trepidation. It would be recalled that the Indian Foreign Secretary who while being the Indian Ambassador in Sri Lanka formerly was flirting with Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, has now developed a surprisingly inordinate love for the Tamils.

    To digress a little, for the Chinese, with their increasing influence and power in the region, their interest in Sri Lanka is strategic, economic and hegemonic diplomacy. For them the Sinhalese and the Tamils are faceless entities as long as their interests are satisfied. In Myanmar, the military junta is able to sustain themselves because of Chinese assistance and in return China’s strategic interests are fulfilled, while democracy and Aung Sans Suu Kyi despite the overwhelming landslide in their favour can wait for another day, and in Sri Lanka by no stretch of imagination is there any democracy.

    The question that has arisen in many Tamil circles is whether the Tamil people should show their backs to the Indians and turn to support the Chinese as the new strategy, with their children learning Chinese (Mandarin) developing to be a world language) to be taught in schools. Furthermore, the plague of Brahminism will no longer haunt the Tamils. They should be pragmatic in turning to the winning side that will bring them more benefits, not wasting their time with India. This was also the view that the late N. Shanmugadasan, a former leader of the Ceylon Communist Party (Peking Wing) and intellectual, advocated in the 1960s and the 1970s as a remedy for the redress of Tamil grievances.

    If the Tamils now languishing are to be continued to be used as pawns in the diplomatic games between India and Sri Lanka, it has to be presumed, that they are being considered for a slow and painful final solution to be “finished off’ with Indian complicity as was done in their massacre between January and May 2010. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  286. a.savage Says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they’re all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese “bloggers” here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

    ———————————————————————-

    a.savage Says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they’re all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese “bloggers” here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

    _____________________________________

    A brilliant post !!! :)

    Many, many thanks :) :) :)

  287. Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing in depth about the bloodthirsty Rajapaksa !! :)

  288. Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Government accused of scaremongering after prime minister claims 500 asylum seekers aboard boat a security concern

    The arrival off the west coast of Canada of a rusty boat containing nearly 500 exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has sparked an angry debate about racism that has divided national opinion.

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    "It is a miracle that they survived," David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) told the Guardian. "The boat is very primitive, you wouldn't even go out fishing in it." He ascribed their survival to the fact that they had been living for many months in very hostile conditions in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/07/canad

  289. Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Government accused of scaremongering after prime minister claims 500 asylum seekers aboard boat a security concern

    The arrival off the west coast of Canada of a rusty boat containing nearly 500 exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has sparked an angry debate about racism that has divided national opinion.

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    "It is a miracle that they survived," David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) told the Guardian. "The boat is very primitive, you wouldn't even go out fishing in it." He ascribed their survival to the fact that they had been living for many months in very hostile conditions in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/07/canad

  290. Delusional Eelamists vs a recovering Sri Lanka – compare & contrast.

    In Sri Lanka, the govt and civil society find jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    For the first time ever a ‘Job – Fair’ for the youth of the Northern Region, especially ex-LTTE combatants, supported by leading SL garment manufacturers. http://tinyurl.com/32kww9c

    In the UK, the Donkey Diaspora and their Fluffers try to destroy jobs for ex-LTTE cadres

    Sock-in-a-Lingam and his White Masters try to prevent UK retailers from purchasing the output from SL factories employing ex-LTTE combatants. http://tinyurl.com/35okuza

    The crazily-named, crazy guy Sock-in-a-Lingam Yoga-in-a-lingam proudly boasts:

    “I am working with “Act Now”, the Tamil Human Rights group who work with Tamils and Non-Tamils, to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka..”

  291. Your twaddle makes no sense and contradict the stories I’m hearing

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    The fraudulent hope you spread here perhaps will never materialized

  292. @Thyatharan:
    If you’re so confident that I’m lying, please provide proof of any lies I’ve told. It’s no use just saying that I’m lying, you need to provide some little, itty bitty bit of proof.

    e.g. in the above story, where are the lies? Any untruths?

    Otherwise some people (certainly not me!) may think of you as a ‘hypocritical blow-hard’. :)

  293. The denial of the rights and freedoms of the Tamil minority as in totalitarian Rajapaksa regime undermined democracy and was inherent to the customary cutthroat politics in Sri Lanka.

    But, this has been at a heavy price borne by all citizens, including the members of the majority community.

    The low priority given Rajapaksa to important national issues such as those concerning good governance, rule of law, basic rights and freedoms of citizens and impartial police service, judiciary, election office, public service etc indicate the shift away from the Western European model of democracy towards totalitarianism.

    Sri Lanka’s key benefactor, totalitarian Republic of China has now become the world’s second-biggest economy

    Both China and India are competitively providing financial and technical assistance for reconstruction and development of the infrastructure.

    But many doubt whether the development of the kind taking place per se will obviate the need for political settlement of the multifaceted ‘ethnic problem’.

    It is true post-independence development was regionally biased for political reason, which also damaged national unity and the trust of the Tamils in the central government.

    It is just wishful thinking that sensible development alone will reunite the divided nation. China has no interest at all in Sri Lanka’s Constitution.

    Devolution of powers is intrinsic to the democratic process.

    Without devolution, democracy in a plural society like India and Sri Lanka is not very meaningful.

    Democracy is not a hindrance to development if it is not distorted as in Sri Lanka by centralized ethnic majority rule.

    Multi-ethnic Singapore developed fast under Lee Kuan Yew while consolidating national unity and ethnic harmony because of his honesty, impartiality, selflessness and liberal views.

    Merit and not ethnicity or loyalty to the ruling party/minister influenced appointments in the public sector.

    Meritocracy has been the fundamental canon of the administration there.

  294. The Sri Lank government’s efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    An independent and reliable source who was allowed to visit LTTE detainees condemned the lack of information:

    “The Sri Lanka government does not supply any list of names. The families are kept in the dark: nobody knows exactly who is detained, or where, or why.

    In a country where summary executions are commonplace, this is cause for
    worry.”

    The International Red Cross has been refused access to the prisoners for almost two years now.

    The Wanni region, further north, was recaptured by the Sri Lanka army in 2009,

    Since then, it has been in total Sri Lanka military lockdown; foreign media, and NGO have so far been kept away.

    The A9 road across the area is marked by a bunker/checkpoint every 500 metres

    Armed military are everywhere. This is an open – air prison for few Tamils who mostly live in tents, not far from their ruined houses.

  295. Kilinochchi, the Tigers’ former “capital”, where their was unrecognisable: not a single building still stood.

    Even the water tower had not survived the fighting; lying on its side, riddled by shell fragments, the imposing construction was now the target of Sinhalese tourists armed with cameras.

    Buddhist monks and families posed at this scene of desolation, then climbed back into their buses decorated with the Sri Lankan flag and posters glorifying the
    Rajapaksa and his “army of heroes”.

    Apart from a Sri Lanka monument to the dead, the only new building in Kilinochchi is a Buddhist temple that the army quickly erected ..to taunt the Tamils?

  296. This Sri Lankan triumphalism has exasperated Tamils recently liberated from Menic Farm.

    In mourning and without news of their loved ones, they survive on international aid – Sri Lanka Army is ready to kill the Tamils but not help them !!

  297. Well Well Well !!

    Now I see the Ape Nagarathar out and Vetharanayam and Mariyanayagam coming in !!

    Pretty interesting get away tack tick I would say !

    Gunalan is missing for several weeks – wonder when the Apes would start saying that Gunalan was Abducted by the SL army – LOL !!

    Well – awesome showcasing of the spineless “Pussyness” !!

    I see that the lions still roar while the Pussies behind tiger skin are flushed down the drain !!!!!!

  298. Sri Lankan government’s bogus inquiry into the civil war
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/sep2010/sril-s01.shtml
    The proceedings of the commission do not in any way constitute an investigation of alleged war crimes, but are aimed at covering them up. In the final months of the war between January and May 2009, the UN estimated that 7,000 Tamil civilians were killed as the army pounded the shrinking patch of LTTE-held territory. A report by the International Crisis Group this year put the death toll between 30,000 and 75,000 and accused the Sri Lankan military of deliberately bombarding hospitals and aid centres.
    In line with the Sri Lankan government’s flat denials that the military killed any civilians, the commission is yet to ask witnesses about any of these atrocities

  299. President Rajapakse’s government claiming to liberate the Tamil people who were caught up in between the clutches of the LTTE, and the atrocities of the Sri Lankan army including the bombings of civilian hospitals by them, called the “humanitarian operation” in the final days of the war, lured more than 300,000 thousand Tamil people from the war affected zone to move into areas controlled by the government. Little did they realise that this “liberation” meant that they were to be confined within razor wires only to experience another other facet of Sri Lankan State terrorism. Far from being free, much to their consternation, they were to experience the worst form of human indignity within these camps euphemistically called welfare villages. The idea was to identify, torture and kill those suspected of LTTE loyalties. In keeping with the former Army Commander Fonseka’s statement to a congregation of Buddhist priests in the US that at least 10,000 more of such persons were yet to be identified and killed, many are missing, some poisoned at the very early stages and some paying the supreme price for being the relatives of suspected terrorists. Hundreds have been summarily executed. Numerous women of all ages have been raped and children, killed or taken to be slaves in the homes of army personnel or influential persons in the south with no hope of any freedom.

    Around 7000 persons are still in custody most being severely tortured to this day said to be in the process of being rehabilitated. The idea is to weed out the suspected militants and leave the rest to perish being part of the process of “being finished off” reminiscent of the Nazi “final solution”. 40,000 civilians are still in the camps still surrounded by barbed wires virtually imprisoned. With no foreign NGOs allowed in and no witnesses, thousands of Tamils are shown to be released to go back home but when they reach their homes they are chased away by the security forces back to the camps from where they went, a drama that depicts their never ending trauma and suffering.

    Besides the tremendous physical agony and the painful inconveniences there is also the enormously serious long and short term psychological impact on the IDPS. Dr Daya Somasunderam of the department psychiatry at the University of Jaffna in his well researched scholarly paper on: “Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka” (July 2010), states: “The narratives, drawings, letters and poems as well as data from observations, key informant interviews, extended family and focus group discussions show considerable impact at the family and community. The family and community relationships, networks, processes and structures are destroyed. There develops collective symptoms of despair, passivity, silence, loss of values and ethical mores, amotivation, dependency on external assistance, but also resilience and post-traumatic growth…… Considering the severity of family and community level adverse effects and implication for resettlement, rehabilitation, and development programmes; interventions for healing of memories, psychosocial regeneration of the family and community structures and processes are essential”….and further in his conclusion : “However, instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again. Apart from the political implications, the contest of the different discourses at stake and the need of the Vanni IDP trauma for healing; if not social justice, the whole national reconciliation process at least needs some acknowledgement of what happened. If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again…..” In no way can these observations be dismissed lightly. It is not like the flippant use of terms like “humanitarian operation”, “liberation” etc.

    At the beginning of the incarceration immediately after the war and thereafter, the world was told at various media interviews that land mines were being removed as if the people leaving their homes had mined their own houses before they left, being out of their minds, and whereas, while on their way to the camps from all directions no mines had exploded. The story of de mining was a myth to help contractors on both sides to make money and to stall the process of resettlement. Then we were told that the elusive electricity and water services were being connected to their new homes. What is real is that thousands of pre fabricated homes for the Sri Lankan army personnel are being constructed with Chinese aid in the Tamil homeland with its face being transformed to appear to be traditionally Sinhala Buddhist. The Tamil IDPs, if they are lucky, will get the residue of these. If the IDPs are lucky to return to their home environment they will not be able recognise their former habitat completely transformed to look a Sinhala Buddhist village. Those displaced from the Muttur and Sampur areas in the east a few years ago still remain displaced.

    In May 2010, in an interview with Al Jazira TV, President Rajapakse, besides his other blatant lies, stated that by the end of the current year all IDPs would be resettled in their own homes. It is becoming increasingly evident that the government can tell all kinds of lies in regard to Tamil affairs and get away with them, an indictment on the Sri Lankan sense of justice and integrity, emanating from the very top. A month later, Suresh Premachandran, an outspoken Tamil parliamentarian, stated at a televised interview that the provision of dwellings to the displaced Tamils both in the North and the east was negligible with little or no assistance given and absolutely no houses built in the Vanni area and that people including children and the sick were living under trees in some areas. They obviously are not enjoying a prolonged picnic. Premachandran also stated that any progress in regard to resettlement especially in the high security zones in Muttur (east) and Jaffna (north) was at a complete standstill.

    New Delhi’s claim that the assistance to the Tamil IDPs is being monitored is an absolute lie. The corrupt Indian polity with their hypocrisy and ruthlessness, intensified by a centre with a weak backbone, loving the Sri Lankan Tamils to death have come forward to provide housing and their maintenance to tens of thousands of displaced Tamils in the north and the east after having helped the Sri Lankan State to massacre tens of thousands of Tamil civilians during the first five months of 2010.

    With Chinese influence or rather aggression in the Indian ocean increasing, India not to lose any more time and favour, though far too late, has been desperate to build a buffer against any further Chinese advance and find the helpless Tamils a convenient friend and scapegoat. The other motivation is the appeasement of the Tamil Nadu government so that they could in turn keep their people happy while keeping the corrupt leadership in power. The Tamil people should not should not be bamboozled or deceived any more by Indian machinations. We recommend that they should, however, accept any favour that comes their way but should not be swayed by feelings of sentiment. The Sri Lankan government, on the other hand, claiming that the Tamils are their own citizens , seem to think that the Indians are obligated to help the Tamils because of their cultural affinity and would try to milk every cent out of them. Given the corruption on both sides there is also a lot money to be made in this game. Incidentally, the magnitude of Indian corruption could show its face at the conduct and the success of the Commonwealth games in Delhi which the rest of the world watch with trepidation. It would be recalled that the Indian Foreign Secretary who while being the Indian Ambassador in Sri Lanka formerly was flirting with Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism, has now developed a surprisingly inordinate love for the Tamils.

    To digress a little, for the Chinese, with their increasing influence and power in the region, their interest in Sri Lanka is strategic, economic and hegemonic diplomacy. For them the Sinhalese and the Tamils are faceless entities as long as their interests are satisfied. In Myanmar, the military junta is able to sustain themselves because of Chinese assistance and in return China’s strategic interests are fulfilled, while democracy and Aung Sans Suu Kyi despite the overwhelming landslide in their favour can wait for another day, and in Sri Lanka by no stretch of imagination is there any democracy.

    The question that has arisen in many Tamil circles is whether the Tamil people should show their backs to the Indians and turn to support the Chinese as the new strategy, with their children learning Chinese (Mandarin) developing to be a world language) to be taught in schools. Furthermore, the plague of Brahminism will no longer haunt the Tamils. They should be pragmatic in turning to the winning side that will bring them more benefits, not wasting their time with India. This was also the view that the late N. Shanmugadasan, a former leader of the Ceylon Communist Party (Peking Wing) and intellectual, advocated in the 1960s and the 1970s as a remedy for the redress of Tamil grievances.

    If the Tamils now languishing are to be continued to be used as pawns in the diplomatic games between India and Sri Lanka, it has to be presumed, that they are being considered for a slow and painful final solution to be “finished off’ with Indian complicity as was done in their massacre between January and May 2010.
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12943.shtml

  300. a.savage Says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they’re all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese “bloggers” here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

    ———————————————————————-

    a.savage Says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Ever run into a Third World ghetto past midnight ?

    No women to be seen.

    Just the neighborhood gang.

    The language you will hear.

    The tones, as if they’re all drunk.

    The cackling laughter.

    The stripping away of any sense of decency.

    That language, those tones, that laughter, that utmost lack of decency… is what you hear from the Sinhalese “bloggers” here.

    Racism as the pornography of asocial expression.

    _____________________________________

    A brilliant post !!! :)

    Many, many thanks :) :) :)

  301. Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing in depth about the bloodthirsty Rajapaksa !! :)

  302. Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Government accused of scaremongering after prime minister claims 500 asylum seekers aboard boat a security concern

    The arrival off the west coast of Canada of a rusty boat containing nearly 500 exhausted Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers has sparked an angry debate about racism that has divided national opinion.

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    “It is a miracle that they survived,” David Poopalapillai of the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) told the Guardian. “The boat is very primitive, you wouldn’t even go out fishing in it.” He ascribed their survival to the fact that they had been living for many months in very hostile conditions in Sri Lanka.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/07/canada-tamil-refugees-racism-debate

  303. Mango@5.54am – link to TorontoSun,
    comments:

    I don't think the average Canadian is going to fall for this poor us Tamil bulls*t anymore. YOU started the war, YOU lost the war. get over it. We owe you nothing. Im fifth generation Canadian my ancestors migrated here legally,( not as a refugee ) both my great grandfather and grandfather served in the Canadian forces, I think my family has earned the right to be called Canadian. And I don't get free dental, I don't get free health care. Im not demanding free this and free that ,The point is. What are you contributing as Canadians ? Your still fighting the war you lost… again…

  304. The denial of the rights and freedoms of the Tamil minority as in totalitarian Rajapaksa regime undermined democracy and was inherent to the customary cutthroat politics in Sri Lanka.

    But, this has been at a heavy price borne by all citizens, including the members of the majority community.

    The low priority given Rajapaksa to important national issues such as those concerning good governance, rule of law, basic rights and freedoms of citizens and impartial police service, judiciary, election office, public service etc indicate the shift away from the Western European model of democracy towards totalitarianism.

    Sri Lanka’s key benefactor, totalitarian Republic of China has now become the world’s second-biggest economy

    Both China and India are competitively providing financial and technical assistance for reconstruction and development of the infrastructure.

    But many doubt whether the development of the kind taking place per se will obviate the need for political settlement of the multifaceted ‘ethnic problem’.

    It is true post-independence development was regionally biased for political reason, which also damaged national unity and the trust of the Tamils in the central government.

    It is just wishful thinking that sensible development alone will reunite the divided nation. China has no interest at all in Sri Lanka’s Constitution.

    Devolution of powers is intrinsic to the democratic process.

    Without devolution, democracy in a plural society like India and Sri Lanka is not very meaningful.

    Democracy is not a hindrance to development if it is not distorted as in Sri Lanka by centralized ethnic majority rule.

    Multi-ethnic Singapore developed fast under Lee Kuan Yew while consolidating national unity and ethnic harmony because of his honesty, impartiality, selflessness and liberal views.

    Merit and not ethnicity or loyalty to the ruling party/minister influenced appointments in the public sector.

    Meritocracy has been the fundamental canon of the administration there.

  305. Mango@5.54am – link to TorontoSun,
    comments:

    I don’t think the average Canadian is going to fall for this poor us Tamil bulls*t anymore. YOU started the war, YOU lost the war. get over it. We owe you nothing. Im fifth generation Canadian my ancestors migrated here legally,( not as a refugee ) both my great grandfather and grandfather served in the Canadian forces, I think my family has earned the right to be called Canadian. And I don’t get free dental, I don’t get free health care. Im not demanding free this and free that ,The point is. What are you contributing as Canadians ? Your still fighting the war you lost… again…

  306. Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    Are you implying that you want us to believe every word the Tamil.net says ??
    I might as well have my testies cut off than listen to the lies of tamil.net. Also, please note that most of the posts we refer to are not from Sri Lankan media, but from Credible information sources – not Tamil.net

    If you want to see the credibility of Tamil.net – here is the link !
    http://windsthatchanged.blogspot.com/

    Also, it is well noted that it's your fraudulent hope that was crushed by all means – i.e. militarily and diplomatically.

    Thangeswaran Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The Sri Lank government’s efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    Well, they are being rehabilitated at least for propaganda purposes. Children are schooling, adults get vocational training, getting jobs in factories and other private institutes etc… At least they are not holding guns and committing suicide which in Human Terms is a great achievement. Sad that you impotent Ape will never get to experience it….

    Marianayagam Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing …..

    LOL – You should thank the person who wrote it originally – Boycott is a lousy Ape who only knows to steel, copy and paste other people's articles… BTW, it is a rubbish long post no one is interested to read on and serves the AI goonies and Jim right for allowing copy and paste !!

    BTW – Mariya = Siva – Pretty sure – Same writing style :) !!

    Achchudan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Yes, Soon the Original Canadians will turn racists because of you goonies and start chasing all you apes out of Canada – Why not shut up, live there and take the maximum advantage of the opportunity you got to live there than mess it all up… !!

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    Thank you for this particular sentence….

    I would also really appreciate if you could explain to Jim and the AI Goonies,

    1. How did Sri Lankan Tamils get in to the Ship from Thailand ?? (They should ideally come from Sri Lanka noh ?)

    2. How did they manage to get to Thailand ?? (By Sea? By Land? by Air ? – If Air, they had gone legally – meaning – not refugees :) !!! )

  307. Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    Are you implying that you want us to believe every word the Tamil.net says ??
    I might as well have my testies cut off than listen to the lies of tamil.net. Also, please note that most of the posts we refer to are not from Sri Lankan media, but from Credible information sources – not Tamil.net

    If you want to see the credibility of Tamil.net – here is the link !
    http://windsthatchanged.blogspot.com/

    Also, it is well noted that it's your fraudulent hope that was crushed by all means – i.e. militarily and diplomatically.

    Thangeswaran Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The Sri Lank government’s efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    Well, they are being rehabilitated at least for propaganda purposes. Children are schooling, adults get vocational training, getting jobs in factories and other private institutes etc… At least they are not holding guns and committing suicide which in Human Terms is a great achievement. Sad that you impotent Ape will never get to experience it….

    Marianayagam Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing …..

    LOL – You should thank the person who wrote it originally – Boycott is a lousy Ape who only knows to steel, copy and paste other people's articles… BTW, it is a rubbish long post no one is interested to read on and serves the AI goonies and Jim right for allowing copy and paste !!

    BTW – Mariya = Siva – Pretty sure – Same writing style :) !!

    Achchudan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Yes, Soon the Original Canadians will turn racists because of you goonies and start chasing all you apes out of Canada – Why not shut up, live there and take the maximum advantage of the opportunity you got to live there than mess it all up… !!

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    Thank you for this particular sentence….

    I would also really appreciate if you could explain to Jim and the AI Goonies,

    1. How did Sri Lankan Tamils get in to the Ship from Thailand ?? (They should ideally come from Sri Lanka noh ?)

    2. How did they manage to get to Thailand ?? (By Sea? By Land? by Air ? – If Air, they had gone legally – meaning – not refugees :) !!! )

  308. Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    Are you implying that you want us to believe every word the Tamil.net says ??
    I might as well have my testies cut off than listen to the lies of tamil.net. Also, please note that most of the posts we refer to are not from Sri Lankan media, but from Credible information sources – not Tamil.net

    If you want to see the credibility of Tamil.net – here is the link !
    http://windsthatchanged.blogspot.com/

    Also, it is well noted that it's your fraudulent hope that was crushed by all means – i.e. militarily and diplomatically.

    Thangeswaran Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The Sri Lank government’s efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    Well, they are being rehabilitated at least for propaganda purposes. Children are schooling, adults get vocational training, getting jobs in factories and other private institutes etc… At least they are not holding guns and committing suicide which in Human Terms is a great achievement. Sad that you impotent Ape will never get to experience it….

    Marianayagam Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing …..

    LOL – You should thank the person who wrote it originally – Boycott is a lousy Ape who only knows to steel, copy and paste other people's articles… BTW, it is a rubbish long post no one is interested to read on and serves the AI goonies and Jim right for allowing copy and paste !!

    BTW – Mariya = Siva – Pretty sure – Same writing style :) !!

    Achchudan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Yes, Soon the Original Canadians will turn racists because of you goonies and start chasing all you apes out of Canada – Why not shut up, live there and take the maximum advantage of the opportunity you got to live there than mess it all up… !!

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    Thank you for this particular sentence….

    I would also really appreciate if you could explain to Jim and the AI Goonies,

    1. How did Sri Lankan Tamils get in to the Ship from Thailand ?? (They should ideally come from Sri Lanka noh ?)

    2. How did they manage to get to Thailand ?? (By Sea? By Land? by Air ? – If Air, they had gone legally – meaning – not refugees :) !!! )

  309. Rajapaksa slole 200 Kgs of gold which recovered in the Tamil Homelands by the Sri Lanka Army

    The DNA MP and Former chief of Army General Sarath Fonseka told Parliament that during his tenure as Army Commander for four years , 200 kilograms of gold had been unearthed from the Vellamullivaikkal area in the Mullaitivu district , during operations there.

    Speaking during extension of the emergency Mr. Fonseka said even larger stocks of gold had been recovered after he stepped down as commander, but no one knows what happened to that gold.

  310. What kind of " Democracy " is this, when Sri Lanka Rajapaksa's parliament adopts emergency extension without voting ?

    Sri Lanka’s Parliament Tuesday adopted a motion to extend the State of Emergency for another month without voting. Prime Minister D. M. Jayaretna tabled the motion seeking the approval of the parliament.

    The State of Emergency is in force since August 12 2005.

  311. 1400 young Buddhist Monks say goodbye to robes

    Over 80% of the young buddhist monks who get university education in Srilanka quit during past 5 years, W.M.Balasooriya, Director of Education said at ameeting of Dhamma School heads and vice principals of government schools in the Bingiriya and Panduwasnuwara Electrates.

    Balasooriya said that the Bikku University at Anuradhapura provided all facilities to young buddhist monks to follow degrees. Minister said that "the government provides free robes, text books and other necessary facilities to the young monks who study at privenas all over the country and has allocated 450 million rupees for the privina education this year" he said.

  312. Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots,
    39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs, eight Bulgarians, six Brazilians, three Italians, two Americans and a German

    They had flown in comfort to Canada and was freed the same day

    But because they’re from Sri Lanka they need a magic piece of paper, and because they don’t have that magic piece of paper they have to take a boat instead of a plane, and the captain of the boat in question can land in prison for 14 years — even if we accept his passengers as refugees entirely worthy of Canada’s protection, which we almost certainly will.

    But the Cypriots, Israelis, South Koreans, Czechs and many others would fly to Canada instead, of course, and the airplane captain would also have committed no crime

  313. The Sri Lankan government has a huge interest in portraying the Tamil asylum seekers as the criminals rather than as victims of a genocidal civil war.

  314. The erosion of democratic values in Sri Lanka was entrenched in the first post-independence Constitution.

    The proposed changes to the Constitution do not merely disappoint the expectations, but in themselves give rise to grave apprehensions.

    Major changes affecting the scope of the President’s powers are being rushed through as “urgent in the national interest”.

    They were approved at a special meeting of the Cabinet on Monday 30th August, and referred immediately to the Supreme Court.

    We understand that the final form of the Bill was made available to concerned citizen groups and legal counsel only halfway through the Attorney-General’s submissions to the Supreme Court at the hearing on 31 August.

    We see no justification for having certified the Bill as “urgent in the national interest”.

    Such certification gives the Supreme Court very little time to reach its determination, and restricts the opportunity for members of the public to intervene and make representations at the hearing.

    The Bill is reportedly to be debated to a finish on Wednesday 8 September. All this within the space of ten days!

    Political parties, civil society groups, concerned citizens and the media have had no adequate time to discuss the provisions of the Bill or express views on its content and implications for future governance.

    To engage in informed public discussion is surely a basic right of the people. Its denial indicates a cynical disregard of citizens’ rights and the public interest.

  315. Panchaseelan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Interestingly, your Name Panchaseelan indicates that you are a Tamil Buddhist… and that your name derived from the Singhala Buddhist word "Pancha Seela" Which stands for the 5 doctrines (If I am correct – or what they call Pan Sil) of Buddhism….. I am not trying to be racial or sound so, but purely making this statement because some of your fellow Apes were thumping on some Singhalees names which they claimed were derived from Tamil names – Thank you for using the Handle which actually helps us prove that what those Apes said was untrue…. (Ex. Hunugama Became Chunnagam / Chunnakam, where as your Apes turned the sequence around)

    Anyways, moving forward……..

    Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots,
    39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs, eight Bulgarians, six Brazilians, three Italians, two Americans and a German

    It is pretty obvious that these guys had their necessary documentation and also flew from their respective countries Legally.

    In the case of your Human Trafficking, Sri Lankans were put on a boat from Thailand which also contain people from India and Thailand + was captained by a renowned Terrorist who's job is to smuggle people, Arms and Drugs…

    So – what do U expect from a peace loving nation ??? (i.e. until you Baboons got their and messed it up)

  316. Thyatharan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    The sweet lies created in your empty head by reading reports coming out of the Sri Lankan media is not a way to improve the situation

    Are you implying that you want us to believe every word the Tamil.net says ??
    I might as well have my testies cut off than listen to the lies of tamil.net. Also, please note that most of the posts we refer to are not from Sri Lankan media, but from Credible information sources – not Tamil.net

    If you want to see the credibility of Tamil.net – here is the link !

    http://windsthatchanged.blogspot.com/

    Also, it is well noted that it’s your fraudulent hope that was crushed by all means – i.e. militarily and diplomatically.

    Thangeswaran Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    The Sri Lank government’s efforts at rehabilitating ex-rebels are minimal , but seem only to help a minority of them, mostly for propaganda purposes

    Well, they are being rehabilitated at least for propaganda purposes. Children are schooling, adults get vocational training, getting jobs in factories and other private institutes etc… At least they are not holding guns and committing suicide which in Human Terms is a great achievement. Sad that you impotent Ape will never get to experience it….

    Marianayagam Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Boycott sri lanka Says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ————————————–

    Great post !!

    My gratitude to you for writing …..

    LOL – You should thank the person who wrote it originally – Boycott is a lousy Ape who only knows to steel, copy and paste other people’s articles… BTW, it is a rubbish long post no one is interested to read on and serves the AI goonies and Jim right for allowing copy and paste !!

    BTW – Mariya = Siva – Pretty sure – Same writing style :) !!

    Achchudan Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Sri Lankan Tamil refugees spark racism row in Canada

    Yes, Soon the Original Canadians will turn racists because of you goonies and start chasing all you apes out of Canada – Why not shut up, live there and take the maximum advantage of the opportunity you got to live there than mess it all up… !!

    The merchant vessel Sun Sea limped, under escort, into Esquimalt naval base in British Columbia on 13 August after a four month voyage from Songkhla in Thailand. The passengers spoke of grim conditions. One man died during the journey and was buried at sea.

    Thank you for this particular sentence….

    I would also really appreciate if you could explain to Jim and the AI Goonies,

    1. How did Sri Lankan Tamils get in to the Ship from Thailand ?? (They should ideally come from Sri Lanka noh ?)

    2. How did they manage to get to Thailand ?? (By Sea? By Land? by Air ? – If Air, they had gone legally – meaning – not refugees :) !!! )

  317. I think you have reached the logical doom which is predicted to happen inevitably.

    I pity you…. :(

  318. Dear Whiny Ladies of Eelam,
    Can you provide your own thoughts as opposed to cutting and pasting articles from random newspapers and blogs?

    Here's a classic example by Eelam scholar Panchaseelan:
    "Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots, 39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs,.."

    The original article copied by Panchaseelan, (presumably because she doesn't have an original thought in her head) is by Chris Selly writing in Canada's National Post. http://tinyurl.com/34ezlrn

    Come on Ladies, use your brains for once and let us know what you think.

  319. Fascism is alive and well in Sri Lanka. Mass Murderer Rajapaksa can explain away everything – 40 000 Tamils butchered and 300 000 in the concentration camps
    Now, the 18 amendment wich includes provisions that could prove even more far-reaching by increasing the president’s power to act without oversight, legal experts said.

    It would remove an independent advisory council that the president currently must consult before appointing people to important, nonpartisan posts like Supreme Court judgeships and Sri Lanka’s human rights and electoral commissions. In its place would be a parliamentary council that the president could ignore if it failed to act.

    This is going to have a serious impact on justice, human rights, free elections and the future of the Sri Lankan democracy

  320. Rajapaksa and the death of Sri Lankan democracy

    18th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka will be passed by a fast-track-procedure which has effectively disallowed public participation and discussion.

    The essence of the 18th Amendment is remove any and all checks and balances to the power of the president and the limitation of two terms for the incumbent president which is internationally considered an absolute limitation within a liberal democracy.

    Such a limit cannot even be removed by a referendum. Under the present constitution the very least that the Supreme Court should have done was to refer the matter to a referendum and by not doing do so it has violated one of the most important legal safe guards against dictatorship.

    This will pave the way to the removal of the foundations of constitutionalism itself and the result is that authority of the Supreme Court will lose its constitutional basis. The Supreme Court has willingly abandoned its own position, rights and authority. In the future it will be a puny institution subordinated to an all powerful president.

    Parliament will also lose its authority

    The opposition has called on members of parliament to oppose this amendment as they will otherwise be voting to abandon their own powers, authority, rights and privileges. The 18th Amendment, once passed, will place the parliament under the president. It will exist in name but, like an amputated limb, it will only be a phantom parliament. It will be a façade without real power.

  321. Rajapakse is a war criminal and now he wants to be a dictator for life.

    The Sri lankan Sinhalese deserve the dictator they now have got !!!

  322. Might is Right in Sri Lanka today

    “I define Justice or Right as what is in the interest of the stronger party – the ruling class in any state, but I can see you don’t agree” says Thrasymachus, the sophist to Socrates in Plato’s – The Republic.

    The sophists dismissed conventional morality as a sham and substituted self-interest.

    In Sri Lanka today might has been proved right in several instances.

    The forces that Lasantha Wickramatunga continued to criticize in his regular columns were definitely stronger and he was easily eliminated.

    The fact that he was brutally slaughtered in a high security zone in broad day light shocked only a minority.

    The majority continued to remain silent.

    Might was proved right.

    Not so long ago Eknaligoda was abducted, again for his critical writings and made to disappear.

    Their reasoning seems to be – Lasantha and Eknaligoda should not have criticized powerful politicians.

    Majority of Sri Lankans may accept this as just, for it is those with might who do it and might is proved right.

    “A land without opposition” is the subject of the editorials in many newspapers.

    The opposition has allowed itself to be completely swallowed up by the regime, because it is profitable to be with the strong and mighty ruling clan.

    It is also the right thing they seem to believe.

  323. Rajapaksa slole 200 Kgs of gold which recovered in the Tamil Homelands by the Sri Lanka Army

    The DNA MP and Former chief of Army General Sarath Fonseka told Parliament that during his tenure as Army Commander for four years , 200 kilograms of gold had been unearthed from the Vellamullivaikkal area in the Mullaitivu district , during operations there.

    Speaking during extension of the emergency Mr. Fonseka said even larger stocks of gold had been recovered after he stepped down as commander, but no one knows what happened to that gold.

  324. What kind of ” Democracy ” is this, when Sri Lanka Rajapaksa’s parliament adopts emergency extension without voting ?

    Sri Lanka’s Parliament Tuesday adopted a motion to extend the State of Emergency for another month without voting. Prime Minister D. M. Jayaretna tabled the motion seeking the approval of the parliament.

    The State of Emergency is in force since August 12 2005.

  325. 1400 young Buddhist Monks say goodbye to robes

    Over 80% of the young buddhist monks who get university education in Srilanka quit during past 5 years, W.M.Balasooriya, Director of Education said at ameeting of Dhamma School heads and vice principals of government schools in the Bingiriya and Panduwasnuwara Electrates.

    Balasooriya said that the Bikku University at Anuradhapura provided all facilities to young buddhist monks to follow degrees. Minister said that “the government provides free robes, text books and other necessary facilities to the young monks who study at privenas all over the country and has allocated 450 million rupees for the privina education this year” he said.

  326. Dear Whiny Ladies of Eelam,
    Can you provide your own thoughts as opposed to cutting and pasting articles from random newspapers and blogs?

    Here's a classic example by Eelam scholar Panchaseelan:
    "Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots, 39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs,.."

    The original article copied by Panchaseelan, (presumably because she doesn't have an original thought in her head) is by Chris Selly writing in Canada's National Post. http://tinyurl.com/34ezlrn

    Come on Ladies, use your brains for once and let us know what you think.

  327. Dear Whiny Ladies of Eelam,
    Can you provide your own thoughts as opposed to cutting and pasting articles from random newspapers and blogs?

    Here's a classic example by Eelam scholar Panchaseelan:
    "Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots, 39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs,.."

    The original article copied by Panchaseelan, (presumably because she doesn't have an original thought in her head) is by Chris Selly writing in Canada's National Post. http://tinyurl.com/34ezlrn

    Come on Ladies, use your brains for once and let us know what you think.

  328. Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots,
    39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs, eight Bulgarians, six Brazilians, three Italians, two Americans and a German

    They had flown in comfort to Canada and was freed the same day

    But because they’re from Sri Lanka they need a magic piece of paper, and because they don’t have that magic piece of paper they have to take a boat instead of a plane, and the captain of the boat in question can land in prison for 14 years — even if we accept his passengers as refugees entirely worthy of Canada’s protection, which we almost certainly will.

    But the Cypriots, Israelis, South Koreans, Czechs and many others would fly to Canada instead, of course, and the airplane captain would also have committed no crime

  329. Let’s us just ignore Sinhala wretches

    For the 100000 th time they got busted lying and coming with false allegations.

    When they come and pour their silly propaganda

    I believe in divine justice.

    And I know that wicked hateful people like Rip and EDE, who balderdash Tamils here because of their inferiority complexes and stupid jealousy, will be punished.

  330. Supan

    I do agree with you

    Their Masturbatory fantasies- fluffing , blow–hard or Repo Man's BestialityFetishes are strange and inappropriate !!!!

  331. The Sri Lankan government has a huge interest in portraying the Tamil asylum seekers as the criminals rather than as victims of a genocidal civil war.

  332. The erosion of democratic values in Sri Lanka was entrenched in the first post-independence Constitution.

    The proposed changes to the Constitution do not merely disappoint the expectations, but in themselves give rise to grave apprehensions.

    Major changes affecting the scope of the President’s powers are being rushed through as “urgent in the national interest”.

    They were approved at a special meeting of the Cabinet on Monday 30th August, and referred immediately to the Supreme Court.

    We understand that the final form of the Bill was made available to concerned citizen groups and legal counsel only halfway through the Attorney-General’s submissions to the Supreme Court at the hearing on 31 August.

    We see no justification for having certified the Bill as “urgent in the national interest”.

    Such certification gives the Supreme Court very little time to reach its determination, and restricts the opportunity for members of the public to intervene and make representations at the hearing.

    The Bill is reportedly to be debated to a finish on Wednesday 8 September. All this within the space of ten days!

    Political parties, civil society groups, concerned citizens and the media have had no adequate time to discuss the provisions of the Bill or express views on its content and implications for future governance.

    To engage in informed public discussion is surely a basic right of the people. Its denial indicates a cynical disregard of citizens’ rights and the public interest.

  333. Kaavalan

    Yes, they should not use slang or filth here

    They act like the third grade bastards – and only nitwits, senile Sinhala trash like Rip and EDE can rejoice in other people's suffering.

  334. Dear Supan,
    For the 1,000,000th time show us proof our 'lying' and 'false allegations'. It's no use just saying that I'm lying, You need to provide some little, itty bitty bit of proof.

    Our contempt is not reserved for any particular ethnic group. Only for supporters of Eelam, irrespective of ethnicity and nationality.

    p.s. isn't calling me a "Sinhala wretch" proof of your own reflexive and subconscious racism? :)

  335. Supan

    Brilliant !!! :)

    Poor Repo and EDE with their 3rd grade education and rustrated with life in general.

  336. Mahinda Rajapakse gets total power

    SRI Lanka last night handed its President absolute power – and in the process anointed another South Asian political dynasty – with parliament rubber-stamping constitutional changes that critics have warned will spell the death of the region's most enduring democracy.

    President Mahinda Rajapakse secured the two-thirds parliamentary majority required to rush through the controversial 18th amendment, scrapping the two-term presidential limit and letting him appoint judges, police and election commissioners, and central bank officials.

    We don't want to be contaminated by this undemocratic act," UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday, as he joined other opposition politicians in an angry demonstration outside parliament. The changes have been condemned by lawyers, rights activists and some religious groups.

  337. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing warns China wants foothold in South Asia – Sri Lanka

    "China would like to have a foothold in South Asia and we have to reflect on this reality," Singh was quoted as saying by The Times of India on Tuesday. "We have to be aware of this."

    There is a new assertiveness among the Chinese.

    China is seeking to expand its influence in South Asia at India's expense, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned in rare public criticism of his country's main rival for regional resources and geopolitical clout.

    "His (Singh's) understanding is China has crossed the red lines that affect India's core sovereignty concerns," said Srikanth Kondapalli, chairman of the Centre for East Asian Studies at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University."

    There is a realisation in India that you have to make your displeasure more explicit to be taken seriously.

  338. Sri Lanka Shuns West, Finds Solace in Emerging Powers’ Arms http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52754

    On the contrary, Sri Lanka remains adamant about its position against the EU’s proposed measures concerning allegations of human rights abuses committed during the three decades-long civil war in the island nation that ended in May 2009. And President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration knows that it is not fighting a lone battle against the EU, having received support from emerging economies like China and India to withstand pressure from the western block.

    On the same day the European body ended the Sri Lanka trade benefits on Aug. 15, Rajapaksa ceremonially released water into the newly built Chinese- funded harbour at Hambantota, a southern coastal city in Sri Lanka. The port was built to the tune of 360 million U.S. dollars, about 85 percent of which came from China.

    While the EU and even the United States want Sri Lanka to address the human rights issues hounding it, China has called for more international support for the South Asian country.

  339. The "last nail in the coffin of democracy" the constitutional reforms enabling President Mahinda Rajapaksa to seek a third term.

    This could pave way for a military rule in the Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka government was opening "the door for a military coup in the country by introducing the 18th Amendment to the constitution"

    The bill that will enable the President to seek a third term in office is passed by Parliament late tonight, where the ruling coalition has a two-thirds majority.

    Whenever the bill is passed, that will be a "dark day for democracy".

  340. Panchaseelan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Interestingly, your Name Panchaseelan indicates that you are a Tamil Buddhist… and that your name derived from the Singhala Buddhist word “Pancha Seela” Which stands for the 5 doctrines (If I am correct – or what they call Pan Sil) of Buddhism….. I am not trying to be racial or sound so, but purely making this statement because some of your fellow Apes were thumping on some Singhalees names which they claimed were derived from Tamil names – Thank you for using the Handle which actually helps us prove that what those Apes said was untrue…. (Ex. Hunugama Became Chunnagam / Chunnakam, where as your Apes turned the sequence around)

    Anyways, moving forward……..

    Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots,
    39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs, eight Bulgarians, six Brazilians, three Italians, two Americans and a German

    It is pretty obvious that these guys had their necessary documentation and also flew from their respective countries Legally.

    In the case of your Human Trafficking, Sri Lankans were put on a boat from Thailand which also contain people from India and Thailand + was captained by a renowned Terrorist who’s job is to smuggle people, Arms and Drugs…

    So – what do U expect from a peace loving nation ??? (i.e. until you Baboons got their and messed it up)

  341. Sri Lanka Shuns West, Finds Solace in Emerging Powers’ Arms http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52754

    On the contrary, Sri Lanka remains adamant about its position against the EU’s proposed measures concerning allegations of human rights abuses committed during the three decades-long civil war in the island nation that ended in May 2009. And President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration knows that it is not fighting a lone battle against the EU, having received support from emerging economies like China and India to withstand pressure from the western block.

    On the same day the European body ended the Sri Lanka trade benefits on Aug. 15, Rajapaksa ceremonially released water into the newly built Chinese- funded harbour at Hambantota, a southern coastal city in Sri Lanka. The port was built to the tune of 360 million U.S. dollars, about 85 percent of which came from China.

    While the EU and even the United States want Sri Lanka to address the human rights issues hounding it, China has called for more international support for the South Asian country.

  342. Sri Lanka Shuns West, Finds Solace in Emerging Powers’ Arms http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52754

    On the contrary, Sri Lanka remains adamant about its position against the EU’s proposed measures concerning allegations of human rights abuses committed during the three decades-long civil war in the island nation that ended in May 2009. And President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration knows that it is not fighting a lone battle against the EU, having received support from emerging economies like China and India to withstand pressure from the western block.

    On the same day the European body ended the Sri Lanka trade benefits on Aug. 15, Rajapaksa ceremonially released water into the newly built Chinese- funded harbour at Hambantota, a southern coastal city in Sri Lanka. The port was built to the tune of 360 million U.S. dollars, about 85 percent of which came from China.

    While the EU and even the United States want Sri Lanka to address the human rights issues hounding it, China has called for more international support for the South Asian country.

  343. University academics call upon the Sri Lanka government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution

    We salute the academics here for not merely standing up to be counted but to tell the illegitimate regime, the country and the world loud and clear that the attempt to take this country and its plural societies along the fascistic path, in consolidating familial and dynastic rule, will be resisted.

    This is nothing but a naked attempt to deitify a single man and the cabal around him above Parliament, the law and to secure absolute and untrammeled power for life. This call would have been still stronger and more representative of the major communities if we saw names from other sections of the people as well.

    The Constitution of a country is its very life-blood and the protective arm of the people in those moments when the State is in questionable hands. If amendments to change its very character are considered, any decent and democratic ruling entity will call for the widest debate allowing sufficient time for the exercise to gain validity and acceptance.

    The issue is so explosive today even that part of the once powerful UNP, now moribund, has gathered up its nerve and walked out of Parliament. Those essential features of the judiciary, expected to come to the aid of the people when the executive shows clear truansic tendencies have chosen to take the path of least resistance and remain pliant and subservient.

    The tragedy of the country and our society in recent times has been a politicized and collaborative judiciary. I am reminded of the words of former Supreme Court Judge Kulatunga lamenting thus “there was hardly a judgement of ANY COURT in the country against the State”

    And yet another judicial supremo at the latter part of his controversial innings discovered his balance and wisdom and said “Public interest should be at the root of the minds of judges in Constitutional matters”

    Ignoring the people’s collective dissent, the regime’s warning is that manimals like the much hated Vermin will be reinstated and set upon them.

    That, is probably why that kind of creature is sanctified and secures high-profile in this uncaring regime. Yet another blow, yet another crude insult aginst the intelligence of the people.

    It is not late for the ruling clique to change course and stay within reason and democratic norms.

  344. Thilanga Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya implicated in cricket match fixing

    20X20 not only killed the many beautiful features of this delightful game but also was only aimed at increasing the coffers of the Underworld in the Sub Continent of the Dawood Ibrahim type.

    The gains from this, to a large extent, went to de-stabilise the SE Asian region and strengthen radical politics.

    Lalit Modi gained a criminal record during his earlier years in the USA.

    What is cricket without the beautiful forward defence, the building up of a patience innings and so on?

    What sort of strokes, skill can one expect from about 11 balls to each player?

    “Pol-adi” “Wal-adi” or “podu-sambar” is not cricket.

    When Packer, Sobers and friends brought in the 50×50 there was a hue and cry.

    But many of us supported the 50-over because the 5-day Test matches found in a world dominated by the slow-moving steamship era is anachronistic in the jet age where productive time of people was necessary for the economy.

    The temptation of filthy lucre not only seduced the poorer but talented cricketers of the 3rd world but also took the lives of such fine men as Hansie Cronje- truly a versatile cricketer and gentleman.

    It is time to call a halt to this terminal cancerous culture and save yet another gift to the world by the English.

    I was always puzzled why those fine gentlemen in England and Australia in the ICC yielded to gangsters and political crooks with established bad records to climb the portals of the ICC.

    The world of cricket has to decide between this un-cricket montrosity that has devalued the game and corrupted it or to regain that wonderful world of the game of gentlemen that turned school boys into respectable citizens in the decades gone by.

  345. I think you have reached the logical doom which is predicted to happen inevitably.

    I pity you…. :(

  346. Dear Peelam Die Ass Pora Apes !!!

    You guys sound so down and angry !!!

    Here is a Bad Hollywood, but a Good Kollywod movie to cheer you up !!

    Please note that these are fiction and none of your Terrorists Apes managed to do any of these Stunts – actually, no Human could perform these in real life – So don't take movies seriously !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhDcd8DZK_o&fe

    For the others – Have a good laugh !!

  347. Fascism is alive and well in Sri Lanka. Mass Murderer Rajapaksa can explain away everything – 40 000 Tamils butchered and 300 000 in the concentration camps
    Now, the 18 amendment wich includes provisions that could prove even more far-reaching by increasing the president’s power to act without oversight, legal experts said.

    It would remove an independent advisory council that the president currently must consult before appointing people to important, nonpartisan posts like Supreme Court judgeships and Sri Lanka’s human rights and electoral commissions. In its place would be a parliamentary council that the president could ignore if it failed to act.

    This is going to have a serious impact on justice, human rights, free elections and the future of the Sri Lankan democracy

  348. Rajapaksa and the death of Sri Lankan democracy

    18th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka will be passed by a fast-track-procedure which has effectively disallowed public participation and discussion.

    The essence of the 18th Amendment is remove any and all checks and balances to the power of the president and the limitation of two terms for the incumbent president which is internationally considered an absolute limitation within a liberal democracy.

    Such a limit cannot even be removed by a referendum. Under the present constitution the very least that the Supreme Court should have done was to refer the matter to a referendum and by not doing do so it has violated one of the most important legal safe guards against dictatorship.

    This will pave the way to the removal of the foundations of constitutionalism itself and the result is that authority of the Supreme Court will lose its constitutional basis. The Supreme Court has willingly abandoned its own position, rights and authority. In the future it will be a puny institution subordinated to an all powerful president.

    Parliament will also lose its authority

    The opposition has called on members of parliament to oppose this amendment as they will otherwise be voting to abandon their own powers, authority, rights and privileges. The 18th Amendment, once passed, will place the parliament under the president. It will exist in name but, like an amputated limb, it will only be a phantom parliament. It will be a façade without real power.

  349. Rajapakse is a war criminal and now he wants to be a dictator for life.

    The Sri lankan Sinhalese deserve the dictator they now have got !!!

  350. The owner of a Colombo press which printed two posters of the president – one of which portrays him as Hitler, with the strapline "He is a dictator" in Sinhala, has been arrested.

    Mr Jayampathy Bulathsinhala was arrested on Tuesday night along with his wife and two brothers and eight other workers at his plant.

    The other members of his family and employees were released after interrogation at Colombo's Mirihana police station but Mr Bulathsinhala continues to be held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which provides for 14 days' detention without charge.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

  351. Might is Right in Sri Lanka today

    “I define Justice or Right as what is in the interest of the stronger party – the ruling class in any state, but I can see you don’t agree” says Thrasymachus, the sophist to Socrates in Plato’s – The Republic.

    The sophists dismissed conventional morality as a sham and substituted self-interest.

    In Sri Lanka today might has been proved right in several instances.

    The forces that Lasantha Wickramatunga continued to criticize in his regular columns were definitely stronger and he was easily eliminated.

    The fact that he was brutally slaughtered in a high security zone in broad day light shocked only a minority.

    The majority continued to remain silent.

    Might was proved right.

    Not so long ago Eknaligoda was abducted, again for his critical writings and made to disappear.

    Their reasoning seems to be – Lasantha and Eknaligoda should not have criticized powerful politicians.

    Majority of Sri Lankans may accept this as just, for it is those with might who do it and might is proved right.

    “A land without opposition” is the subject of the editorials in many newspapers.

    The opposition has allowed itself to be completely swallowed up by the regime, because it is profitable to be with the strong and mighty ruling clan.

    It is also the right thing they seem to believe.

  352. Supan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    And I know that wicked hateful people like Rip and EDE, who balderdash Tamils here because of their inferiority complexes and stupid jealousy, will be punished.

    LOL !!

    So, this is all you have to say without any proof ???? – LOL !!

    Again proves that you are impotent spineless Pussy & Chicken shit !!

    Bring it on Peelam Apes !! I talk on behalf of Sri Lakans – i.e. All those who are legal citizens of Sri Lanka – Whom do you talk on behalf ?? If so, who are the racists ???? Punish me – Spank me – Wooo Hooo !!

    Kaavalan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So you are the new Pimp for Supan or the person who holds the lamp ??? LOL !!

    Be happy that we were decent enough to use the Scientific terms used in normal English language than filth on your poor impotent souls….. Meanwhile, one of your fellow apes managed to post a beautiful post with the holy 4 letter F word from your saviour Goddess MIA !!!

    So, continue to Pimp and Fluff around to make up for your impotency !!!

  353. Dear Peelam Die Ass Pora Apes !!!

    You guys sound so down and angry !!!

    Here is a Bad Hollywood, but a Good Kollywod movie to cheer you up !!

    Please note that these are fiction and none of your Terrorists Apes managed to do any of these Stunts – actually, no Human could perform these in real life – So don't take movies seriously !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhDcd8DZK_o&fe

    For the others – Have a good laugh !!

  354. Dear Peelam Die Ass Pora Apes !!!

    You guys sound so down and angry !!!

    Here is a Bad Hollywood, but a Good Kollywod movie to cheer you up !!

    Please note that these are fiction and none of your Terrorists Apes managed to do any of these Stunts – actually, no Human could perform these in real life – So don't take movies seriously !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhDcd8DZK_o&fe

    For the others – Have a good laugh !!

  355. The Mirihana Police have sealed a press in Delkanda, Nugegoda that had printed a poster against the President and have arrested the press owner’s wife and two brothers today (8) morning.

    UNP organizer for Kalawana, Attorney Nanda Muruththettuwegama said the police had detained the wife and two brothers of the press owner, one Jayampathi, until he surrenders to the police.

    He said that upon being questioned on the reason behind the arrest, the police had said it was made following orders received from a higher authority. He further noted that the UNP Media Unit has taken the responsibility for printing the poster.

    The press owner, Jayampathi, is one of well known politician Kelly Senanayake’s brothers in law. Senanayake’s sister is currently in police custody.

    Following is the poster that made the police to seal the press and arrest the press owner’s wife and brothers.

    The UNP Media Unit has sent us a copy of the controversial poster. One poster has drawn a similarity between the President and Hitler and the other has depicted the Rajapaksa family rule. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_08_01

    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa

  356. Dear Whiny Ladies of Eelam,
    Can you provide your own thoughts as opposed to cutting and pasting articles from random newspapers and blogs?

    Here’s a classic example by Eelam scholar Panchaseelan:
    “Canada accepted as refugees – 52 Cypriots, 39 Israelis, 12 South Koreans, 12 Czechs,..”

    The original article copied by Panchaseelan, (presumably because she doesn’t have an original thought in her head) is by Chris Selly writing in Canada’s National Post. http://tinyurl.com/34ezlrn

    Come on Ladies, use your brains for once and let us know what you think.

  357. EDE – Many new Name Handles, but the same old type of Posts ha?? I respect Rohan for sticking only to 2-3 names no matter how hard he get's bashed…. The others have proven to be really Pussies (Meaning Spineless Chicken shit cowards) – They tend to change their handles when proven wrong…

    I have seen so many handle name changes through out these posts, I am expecting to see their real handles like Ponna nadan, Pandi nayagam, Bola poochayam and Kalada dasan, coming out pretty soon…. – LOL !!

    Also, good detective work on the Article by Panchaseelan – Did you see the comments by the Canadians ??? Soon, these Donkey Holes are going to get kicked out from Canada and poor Canadians will also be called racists..

  358. Mango – I just realized that they have misinterpreted your term "Blow-Hards" in a sexual way too – LOL !!!

    See !!

    Kaavalan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Supan

    I do agree with you

    Their Masturbatory fantasies- fluffing , blow–hard or Repo Man’s BestialityFetishes are strange and inappropriate !!!!

    Saw that ??? LOL !!!

    To the Peelamists !!

    I am sorry that we do not cut and paste, but write our own stuff. I just realized that you do not understand Jack of what we write here – No wonder you guys are going down a different road. But, the only advice I can give you is to show our posts to your English Speaking Neighbour and get them to explain the content to you. Also, in future, we will try to write a few things in Tamil…. Please do try to find a neighbour or a translator ASAP…

    Till then – Naan Poitu Waren !!

  359. The owner of a Colombo press which printed two posters of the president – one of which portrays him as Hitler, with the strapline "He is a dictator" in Sinhala, has been arrested.

    Mr Jayampathy Bulathsinhala was arrested on Tuesday night along with his wife and two brothers and eight other workers at his plant.

    The other members of his family and employees were released after interrogation at Colombo's Mirihana police station but Mr Bulathsinhala continues to be held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which provides for 14 days' detention without charge.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

  360. The owner of a Colombo press which printed two posters of the president – one of which portrays him as Hitler, with the strapline "He is a dictator" in Sinhala, has been arrested.

    Mr Jayampathy Bulathsinhala was arrested on Tuesday night along with his wife and two brothers and eight other workers at his plant.

    The other members of his family and employees were released after interrogation at Colombo's Mirihana police station but Mr Bulathsinhala continues to be held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which provides for 14 days' detention without charge.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/in

  361. Let’s us just ignore Sinhala wretches

    For the 100000 th time they got busted lying and coming with false allegations.

    When they come and pour their silly propaganda

    I believe in divine justice.

    And I know that wicked hateful people like Rip and EDE, who balderdash Tamils here because of their inferiority complexes and stupid jealousy, will be punished.

  362. Supan

    I do agree with you

    Their Masturbatory fantasies- fluffing , blow–hard or Repo Man’s BestialityFetishes are strange and inappropriate !!!!

  363. President Mahinda Rajapakse has broken promises made to his people on the conclusion of the war last year; promises to share and devolve power and to unite his nation.

    He has also broken his election promises. Just five years ago he explicitly and unequivocally committed himself to abolishing Sri Lanka's executive presidency.

    Today, his power is absolute and absolute power corrupts absolutely !!!

  364. Kaavalan

    Yes, they should not use slang or filth here

    They act like the third grade bastards – and only nitwits, senile Sinhala trash like Rip and EDE can rejoice in other people’s suffering.

  365. The Mirihana Police have sealed a press in Delkanda, Nugegoda that had printed a poster against the President and have arrested the press owner’s wife and two brothers today (8) morning.

    UNP organizer for Kalawana, Attorney Nanda Muruththettuwegama said the police had detained the wife and two brothers of the press owner, one Jayampathi, until he surrenders to the police.

    He said that upon being questioned on the reason behind the arrest, the police had said it was made following orders received from a higher authority. He further noted that the UNP Media Unit has taken the responsibility for printing the poster.

    The press owner, Jayampathi, is one of well known politician Kelly Senanayake’s brothers in law. Senanayake’s sister is currently in police custody.

    Following is the poster that made the police to seal the press and arrest the press owner’s wife and brothers.

    The UNP Media Unit has sent us a copy of the controversial poster. One poster has drawn a similarity between the President and Hitler and the other has depicted the Rajapaksa family rule. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_08_01

    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa

  366. The Mirihana Police have sealed a press in Delkanda, Nugegoda that had printed a poster against the President and have arrested the press owner’s wife and two brothers today (8) morning.

    UNP organizer for Kalawana, Attorney Nanda Muruththettuwegama said the police had detained the wife and two brothers of the press owner, one Jayampathi, until he surrenders to the police.

    He said that upon being questioned on the reason behind the arrest, the police had said it was made following orders received from a higher authority. He further noted that the UNP Media Unit has taken the responsibility for printing the poster.

    The press owner, Jayampathi, is one of well known politician Kelly Senanayake’s brothers in law. Senanayake’s sister is currently in police custody.

    Following is the poster that made the police to seal the press and arrest the press owner’s wife and brothers.

    The UNP Media Unit has sent us a copy of the controversial poster. One poster has drawn a similarity between the President and Hitler and the other has depicted the Rajapaksa family rule. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_08_01

    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLa

  367. Dear Supan,
    For the 1,000,000th time show us proof our ‘lying’ and ‘false allegations’. It’s no use just saying that I’m lying, You need to provide some little, itty bitty bit of proof.

    Our contempt is not reserved for any particular ethnic group. Only for supporters of Eelam, irrespective of ethnicity and nationality.

    p.s. isn’t calling me a “Sinhala wretch” proof of your own reflexive and subconscious racism? :)

  368. Supan

    Brilliant !!! :)

    Poor Repo and EDE with their 3rd grade education and rustrated with life in general.

  369. Mahinda Rajapakse gets total power

    SRI Lanka last night handed its President absolute power – and in the process anointed another South Asian political dynasty – with parliament rubber-stamping constitutional changes that critics have warned will spell the death of the region’s most enduring democracy.

    President Mahinda Rajapakse secured the two-thirds parliamentary majority required to rush through the controversial 18th amendment, scrapping the two-term presidential limit and letting him appoint judges, police and election commissioners, and central bank officials.

    We don’t want to be contaminated by this undemocratic act,” UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday, as he joined other opposition politicians in an angry demonstration outside parliament. The changes have been condemned by lawyers, rights activists and some religious groups.

  370. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing warns China wants foothold in South Asia – Sri Lanka

    “China would like to have a foothold in South Asia and we have to reflect on this reality,” Singh was quoted as saying by The Times of India on Tuesday. “We have to be aware of this.”

    There is a new assertiveness among the Chinese.

    China is seeking to expand its influence in South Asia at India’s expense, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned in rare public criticism of his country’s main rival for regional resources and geopolitical clout.

    “His (Singh’s) understanding is China has crossed the red lines that affect India’s core sovereignty concerns,” said Srikanth Kondapalli, chairman of the Centre for East Asian Studies at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.”

    There is a realisation in India that you have to make your displeasure more explicit to be taken seriously.

  371. The “last nail in the coffin of democracy” the constitutional reforms enabling President Mahinda Rajapaksa to seek a third term.

    This could pave way for a military rule in the Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka government was opening “the door for a military coup in the country by introducing the 18th Amendment to the constitution”

    The bill that will enable the President to seek a third term in office is passed by Parliament late tonight, where the ruling coalition has a two-thirds majority.

    Whenever the bill is passed, that will be a “dark day for democracy”.

  372. Sri Lanka Shuns West, Finds Solace in Emerging Powers’ Arms
    http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=52754

    On the contrary, Sri Lanka remains adamant about its position against the EU’s proposed measures concerning allegations of human rights abuses committed during the three decades-long civil war in the island nation that ended in May 2009. And President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration knows that it is not fighting a lone battle against the EU, having received support from emerging economies like China and India to withstand pressure from the western block.

    On the same day the European body ended the Sri Lanka trade benefits on Aug. 15, Rajapaksa ceremonially released water into the newly built Chinese- funded harbour at Hambantota, a southern coastal city in Sri Lanka. The port was built to the tune of 360 million U.S. dollars, about 85 percent of which came from China.

    While the EU and even the United States want Sri Lanka to address the human rights issues hounding it, China has called for more international support for the South Asian country.

  373. University academics call upon the Sri Lanka government to re-consider the proposed 18th Amendment to the Constitution

    We salute the academics here for not merely standing up to be counted but to tell the illegitimate regime, the country and the world loud and clear that the attempt to take this country and its plural societies along the fascistic path, in consolidating familial and dynastic rule, will be resisted.

    This is nothing but a naked attempt to deitify a single man and the cabal around him above Parliament, the law and to secure absolute and untrammeled power for life. This call would have been still stronger and more representative of the major communities if we saw names from other sections of the people as well.

    The Constitution of a country is its very life-blood and the protective arm of the people in those moments when the State is in questionable hands. If amendments to change its very character are considered, any decent and democratic ruling entity will call for the widest debate allowing sufficient time for the exercise to gain validity and acceptance.

    The issue is so explosive today even that part of the once powerful UNP, now moribund, has gathered up its nerve and walked out of Parliament. Those essential features of the judiciary, expected to come to the aid of the people when the executive shows clear truansic tendencies have chosen to take the path of least resistance and remain pliant and subservient.

    The tragedy of the country and our society in recent times has been a politicized and collaborative judiciary. I am reminded of the words of former Supreme Court Judge Kulatunga lamenting thus “there was hardly a judgement of ANY COURT in the country against the State”

    And yet another judicial supremo at the latter part of his controversial innings discovered his balance and wisdom and said “Public interest should be at the root of the minds of judges in Constitutional matters”

    Ignoring the people’s collective dissent, the regime’s warning is that manimals like the much hated Vermin will be reinstated and set upon them.

    That, is probably why that kind of creature is sanctified and secures high-profile in this uncaring regime. Yet another blow, yet another crude insult aginst the intelligence of the people.

    It is not late for the ruling clique to change course and stay within reason and democratic norms.

  374. Thilanga Sumathipala and Sanath Jayasuriya implicated in cricket match fixing

    20X20 not only killed the many beautiful features of this delightful game but also was only aimed at increasing the coffers of the Underworld in the Sub Continent of the Dawood Ibrahim type.

    The gains from this, to a large extent, went to de-stabilise the SE Asian region and strengthen radical politics.

    Lalit Modi gained a criminal record during his earlier years in the USA.

    What is cricket without the beautiful forward defence, the building up of a patience innings and so on?

    What sort of strokes, skill can one expect from about 11 balls to each player?

    “Pol-adi” “Wal-adi” or “podu-sambar” is not cricket.

    When Packer, Sobers and friends brought in the 50×50 there was a hue and cry.

    But many of us supported the 50-over because the 5-day Test matches found in a world dominated by the slow-moving steamship era is anachronistic in the jet age where productive time of people was necessary for the economy.

    The temptation of filthy lucre not only seduced the poorer but talented cricketers of the 3rd world but also took the lives of such fine men as Hansie Cronje- truly a versatile cricketer and gentleman.

    It is time to call a halt to this terminal cancerous culture and save yet another gift to the world by the English.

    I was always puzzled why those fine gentlemen in England and Australia in the ICC yielded to gangsters and political crooks with established bad records to climb the portals of the ICC.

    The world of cricket has to decide between this un-cricket montrosity that has devalued the game and corrupted it or to regain that wonderful world of the game of gentlemen that turned school boys into respectable citizens in the decades gone by.

  375. Supan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    And I know that wicked hateful people like Rip and EDE, who balderdash Tamils here because of their inferiority complexes and stupid jealousy, will be punished.

    LOL !!

    So, this is all you have to say without any proof ???? – LOL !!

    Again proves that you are impotent spineless Pussy & Chicken shit !!

    Bring it on Peelam Apes !! I talk on behalf of Sri Lakans – i.e. All those who are legal citizens of Sri Lanka – Whom do you talk on behalf ?? If so, who are the racists ???? Punish me – Spank me – Wooo Hooo !!

    Kaavalan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So you are the new Pimp for Supan or the person who holds the lamp ??? LOL !!

    Be happy that we were decent enough to use the Scientific terms used in normal English language than filth on your poor impotent souls….. Meanwhile, one of your fellow apes managed to post a beautiful post with the holy 4 letter F word from your saviour Goddess MIA !!!

    So, continue to Pimp and Fluff around to make up for your impotency !!!

  376. Dear Peelam Die Ass Pora Apes !!!

    You guys sound so down and angry !!!

    Here is a Bad Hollywood, but a Good Kollywod movie to cheer you up !!

    Please note that these are fiction and none of your Terrorists Apes managed to do any of these Stunts – actually, no Human could perform these in real life – So don’t take movies seriously !!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhDcd8DZK_o&feature=youtu.be

    For the others – Have a good laugh !!

  377. EDE – Many new Name Handles, but the same old type of Posts ha?? I respect Rohan for sticking only to 2-3 names no matter how hard he get’s bashed…. The others have proven to be really Pussies (Meaning Spineless Chicken shit cowards) – They tend to change their handles when proven wrong…

    I have seen so many handle name changes through out these posts, I am expecting to see their real handles like Ponna nadan, Pandi nayagam, Bola poochayam and Kalada dasan, coming out pretty soon…. – LOL !!

    Also, good detective work on the Article by Panchaseelan – Did you see the comments by the Canadians ??? Soon, these Donkey Holes are going to get kicked out from Canada and poor Canadians will also be called racists..

  378. Mango – I just realized that they have misinterpreted your term “Blow-Hards” in a sexual way too – LOL !!!

    See !!

    Kaavalan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Supan

    I do agree with you

    Their Masturbatory fantasies- fluffing , blow–hard or Repo Man’s BestialityFetishes are strange and inappropriate !!!!

    Saw that ??? LOL !!!

    To the Peelamists !!

    I am sorry that we do not cut and paste, but write our own stuff. I just realized that you do not understand Jack of what we write here – No wonder you guys are going down a different road. But, the only advice I can give you is to show our posts to your English Speaking Neighbour and get them to explain the content to you. Also, in future, we will try to write a few things in Tamil…. Please do try to find a neighbour or a translator ASAP…

    Till then – Naan Poitu Waren !!

  379. The owner of a Colombo press which printed two posters of the president – one of which portrays him as Hitler, with the strapline “He is a dictator” in Sinhala, has been arrested.

    Mr Jayampathy Bulathsinhala was arrested on Tuesday night along with his wife and two brothers and eight other workers at his plant.

    The other members of his family and employees were released after interrogation at Colombo’s Mirihana police station but Mr Bulathsinhala continues to be held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which provides for 14 days’ detention without charge.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/international_politics/sri+lankan+president+rajapakse+given+new+powers/3762952

  380. President Mahinda Rajapakse has broken promises made to his people on the conclusion of the war last year; promises to share and devolve power and to unite his nation.

    He has also broken his election promises. Just five years ago he explicitly and unequivocally committed himself to abolishing Sri Lanka’s executive presidency.

    Today, his power is absolute and absolute power corrupts absolutely !!!

  381. The Mirihana Police have sealed a press in Delkanda, Nugegoda that had printed a poster against the President and have arrested the press owner’s wife and two brothers today (8) morning.

    UNP organizer for Kalawana, Attorney Nanda Muruththettuwegama said the police had detained the wife and two brothers of the press owner, one Jayampathi, until he surrenders to the police.

    He said that upon being questioned on the reason behind the arrest, the police had said it was made following orders received from a higher authority. He further noted that the UNP Media Unit has taken the responsibility for printing the poster.

    The press owner, Jayampathi, is one of well known politician Kelly Senanayake’s brothers in law. Senanayake’s sister is currently in police custody.

    Following is the poster that made the police to seal the press and arrest the press owner’s wife and brothers.

    The UNP Media Unit has sent us a copy of the controversial poster. One poster has drawn a similarity between the President and Hitler and the other has depicted the Rajapaksa family rule.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_08_014.html

    Hitler Reborn in SriLanka
    http://www.nabble.com/Fwd:-Hitler-Reborn-in-SriLanka-tt22987941.html

  382. Dear Marianayagam,

    You have connected with my thoughts, dear friend.

    What we're seeing on the Sinhalese "blogs" here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    Racist / sexist pornography,the other face of patriarchist pornography.

    All porngraphies do the same thing.

    They erase our identity.

    And replace it with their own degraded, dehumanised image of ourselves.

    Another thing they do is distort our identity.

    By coupling it with those same debasing images of us.

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    And by our names.

    & then seek to beastialize both by prefixing them with animal, semian, names.

    To denote our ahumanity.

    Our animality.

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.

    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….

    Rip Van Winkle's Sinhalese race "jokes".

    The Sinhalese Pornopgraphers retrace the path of patriarchist porn.

    By going beyond the realms of the private & the subconscous.

    Into the arenas of the public, wide open, mass life & awareness.

    They have come out of cover.

    This transition can only be made at one's own peril.

    With the loss of reputation.

    The loss of the semblance of any standing of any kind in public discourse.

    Now truly they have nothing else left to lose.

  383. And then ….

    after months of unending racist abuse…

    which is still going on, & entering new oceans of slime …

    … when Suman speaks of "Sinhala wretches" ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of "subconscious racism" !!!

  384. The Final Nail for the Peelamists Human Trafficking endevours !!

    US and MTV are running a Anti Human Trafficking program targeting Sri Lanka !!
    http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/662/sold-in-la

    More news for those who intend to discredit Sri Lanka !!

    Colombo Stock Market All Share Price Index crossed the 6000 point mark this morning for the first time in its history – Stock Broker

    Even I did not expect this !! may be lot of people out there from all over the world has a lot of faith in Sri Lanka and the current system !!!!

    Peelamists – Do I hear you say ……….. ???

  385. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government. It is their usual procedure to discredit anyone whose testimonies could reflect badly on them, and their diplomatic representatives are the personification of political interference. In Sri Lanka reporters, aid workers, ordinary citizens – those who could cause embarrassment or trouble – have been tortured and ‘disappeared’.

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed advisors to continue to brief him about the ongoing situation. As it stands, Mr. Argue continued, Tamils don’t have a chance to be citizens in their own land. In Sri Lanka human rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, anyone, really, can’t express frank opinions under threat of torture and death. Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

  386. Victims Without A Voice http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    More than fifty thousand ethnic Tamils were massacred to death in Northern Sri Lanka between January to May 2009. Over 300,000 have been imprisoned in detention camps. Thousands more are disappeared, displaced and exiled from their traditional homeland.

    In its aftermath, after more than one year still mothers walk miles to look for their lost children, while mother-to-be walk post to post looking for their husbands, while in orphanages children without parents keep watching the gates for their parents’ arrival. While thousands kept behind barbed wires in detention centres, access to people’s ancestral homes are denied while the colonising army set up camps and check posts all over the territory.

    A nation gets destroyed without any trace while good-will nations behave as though they need moral steroids to speak out. In the continued silence of the international community, gets silenced a nation's call for justice, because they are victims without voices.

  387. a.savage Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Dear A(ss)

    Out of all people who post here, I expected you to understand the literal meaning of the English words and it is utterly disappointing to see that even you have degraded yourself to a worm :( :( :( !!!

    I understand when a person like Mariya who sound illiterate misunderstanding 'Pussying Off" to Female Genitalia than Cowardliness – But you ??? Unacceptable – May be it's time you visit your English Speaking Neighbour !!

    Also, I found your post to be quite funny and beginning to wonder whether it's you who posts as Puligal in these blogs…. Most importantly, I found quite contradictory statements in the same posts…

    For Example,

    You call us "Singhalees" when we clearly have said that we are not and rightfully not Singhalees as (specially in my case) we have mixed blood and we are what one would call a "Sri Lankan" See your comment ?

    What we’re seeing on the Sinhalese “blogs” here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    And then you go on to call your selves 'Tamils" and that we call you by your race and I don't quite understand the etc. part !! – See ??

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    From the very beginning of this post, we have said that we stand for Sri Lankans – meaning the legal citizens of this country immaterial of their Ethnicity. We differentiate the Terrorists from these legal citizens. If at all anyone has differentiated a Singhalees Government, Singhalees Buddhist, Singhalees People from Tamil Hindu People, it is you guys – please read the blogs carefully, and pay a visit to your English speaking neighbor to get further clarifications. from inception, if anyone has been racists, it is you and your fellow Peelam Fluffers…. We have thrown this challenge to you many a times – prove a single Racist comment from any of us and we will stop writing in these blogs forever under any handle – But, all you are Pussy chicken shit and spineless to do so and that my friend is not our problem !!!!!

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.
    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….
    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    I was for a tiny winy moment thinking how this could be Porn and also the difference it has to you calling the legally elected president of Sri Lanka "Raja Passa" and "Raja Pussa" – Isn't it the same thing ??????

    But, coming to think of it, I wonder why the father of Sock in Lingam actually named him so ???? Quite Hillarious – Reminds me of the joke of the Red Indian Chief Naming his Youngest son – "Broken Condom" !! May be Sock In Lingam's dad did not want to have him or is a Bastard as he so well proves.

    … when Suman speaks of “Sinhala wretches” ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of “subconscious racism” !!!

    As mentioned before, I don't quite see any racists comments from any of the Pro-Sri Lankan bloggers here – I see Racists comments only from the Peelam fluffers.

    The Challenge is still on – prove that we are racists and we will be out of here for good – Or continue to be Pussy – Meow !!

    http://www.lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=518998959

    U can check the good news while peeling the Banana !!

  388. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka's 'racial' tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of 'civilized' people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  389. UNP parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha was forced to vote in favor of the 18th Amendment due to pressure from her husband, a female UNP parliamentarian told Lanka News Web. Upeksha had been continuously attacked by her husband forcing her to support the 18th Amendment through out last week.

    She had participated in the UNP protest wearing a black sari held at the parliamentary complex on the 7th with bruises in her body received due to blows by her husband. Her husband had called her over the telephone on the 7th and

    threatened to divorce her if she did not join the government.

    Upeksha had immediately left parliament and met with the President at Temple Trees with her husband and Sajin Vass Gunawardena.

    Governemnt sources said Sajin had agreed to pay Rs. 50 million to Upeksha’s husband for getting her to join the government.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_09_00

  390. The Final Nail for the Peelamists Human Trafficking endevours !!

    US and MTV are running a Anti Human Trafficking program targeting Sri Lanka !!
    http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/662/sold-in-la

    More news for those who intend to discredit Sri Lanka !!

    Colombo Stock Market All Share Price Index crossed the 6000 point mark this morning for the first time in its history – Stock Broker

    Even I did not expect this !! may be lot of people out there from all over the world has a lot of faith in Sri Lanka and the current system !!!!

    Peelamists – Do I hear you say ……….. ???

  391. The Final Nail for the Peelamists Human Trafficking endevours !!

    US and MTV are running a Anti Human Trafficking program targeting Sri Lanka !!
    http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/662/sold-in-la

    More news for those who intend to discredit Sri Lanka !!

    Colombo Stock Market All Share Price Index crossed the 6000 point mark this morning for the first time in its history – Stock Broker

    Even I did not expect this !! may be lot of people out there from all over the world has a lot of faith in Sri Lanka and the current system !!!!

    Peelamists – Do I hear you say ……….. ???

  392. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government. It is their usual procedure to discredit anyone whose testimonies could reflect badly on them, and their diplomatic representatives are the personification of political interference. In Sri Lanka reporters, aid workers, ordinary citizens – those who could cause embarrassment or trouble – have been tortured and ‘disappeared’.

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed advisors to continue to brief him about the ongoing situation. As it stands, Mr. Argue continued, Tamils don’t have a chance to be citizens in their own land. In Sri Lanka human rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, anyone, really, can’t express frank opinions under threat of torture and death. Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

  393. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government. It is their usual procedure to discredit anyone whose testimonies could reflect badly on them, and their diplomatic representatives are the personification of political interference. In Sri Lanka reporters, aid workers, ordinary citizens – those who could cause embarrassment or trouble – have been tortured and ‘disappeared’.

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed advisors to continue to brief him about the ongoing situation. As it stands, Mr. Argue continued, Tamils don’t have a chance to be citizens in their own land. In Sri Lanka human rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, anyone, really, can’t express frank opinions under threat of torture and death. Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

  394. Victims Without A Voice http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    More than fifty thousand ethnic Tamils were massacred to death in Northern Sri Lanka between January to May 2009. Over 300,000 have been imprisoned in detention camps. Thousands more are disappeared, displaced and exiled from their traditional homeland.

    In its aftermath, after more than one year still mothers walk miles to look for their lost children, while mother-to-be walk post to post looking for their husbands, while in orphanages children without parents keep watching the gates for their parents’ arrival. While thousands kept behind barbed wires in detention centres, access to people’s ancestral homes are denied while the colonising army set up camps and check posts all over the territory.

    A nation gets destroyed without any trace while good-will nations behave as though they need moral steroids to speak out. In the continued silence of the international community, gets silenced a nation's call for justice, because they are victims without voices.

  395. Victims Without A Voice http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

    More than fifty thousand ethnic Tamils were massacred to death in Northern Sri Lanka between January to May 2009. Over 300,000 have been imprisoned in detention camps. Thousands more are disappeared, displaced and exiled from their traditional homeland.

    In its aftermath, after more than one year still mothers walk miles to look for their lost children, while mother-to-be walk post to post looking for their husbands, while in orphanages children without parents keep watching the gates for their parents’ arrival. While thousands kept behind barbed wires in detention centres, access to people’s ancestral homes are denied while the colonising army set up camps and check posts all over the territory.

    A nation gets destroyed without any trace while good-will nations behave as though they need moral steroids to speak out. In the continued silence of the international community, gets silenced a nation's call for justice, because they are victims without voices.

  396. a.savage Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Dear A(ss)

    Out of all people who post here, I expected you to understand the literal meaning of the English words and it is utterly disappointing to see that even you have degraded yourself to a worm :( :( :( !!!

    I understand when a person like Mariya who sound illiterate misunderstanding 'Pussying Off" to Female Genitalia than Cowardliness – But you ??? Unacceptable – May be it's time you visit your English Speaking Neighbour !!

    Also, I found your post to be quite funny and beginning to wonder whether it's you who posts as Puligal in these blogs…. Most importantly, I found quite contradictory statements in the same posts…

    For Example,

    You call us "Singhalees" when we clearly have said that we are not and rightfully not Singhalees as (specially in my case) we have mixed blood and we are what one would call a "Sri Lankan" See your comment ?

    What we’re seeing on the Sinhalese “blogs” here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    And then you go on to call your selves 'Tamils" and that we call you by your race and I don't quite understand the etc. part !! – See ??

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    From the very beginning of this post, we have said that we stand for Sri Lankans – meaning the legal citizens of this country immaterial of their Ethnicity. We differentiate the Terrorists from these legal citizens. If at all anyone has differentiated a Singhalees Government, Singhalees Buddhist, Singhalees People from Tamil Hindu People, it is you guys – please read the blogs carefully, and pay a visit to your English speaking neighbor to get further clarifications. from inception, if anyone has been racists, it is you and your fellow Peelam Fluffers…. We have thrown this challenge to you many a times – prove a single Racist comment from any of us and we will stop writing in these blogs forever under any handle – But, all you are Pussy chicken shit and spineless to do so and that my friend is not our problem !!!!!

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.
    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….
    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    I was for a tiny winy moment thinking how this could be Porn and also the difference it has to you calling the legally elected president of Sri Lanka "Raja Passa" and "Raja Pussa" – Isn't it the same thing ??????

    But, coming to think of it, I wonder why the father of Sock in Lingam actually named him so ???? Quite Hillarious – Reminds me of the joke of the Red Indian Chief Naming his Youngest son – "Broken Condom" !! May be Sock In Lingam's dad did not want to have him or is a Bastard as he so well proves.

    … when Suman speaks of “Sinhala wretches” ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of “subconscious racism” !!!

    As mentioned before, I don't quite see any racists comments from any of the Pro-Sri Lankan bloggers here – I see Racists comments only from the Peelam fluffers.

    The Challenge is still on – prove that we are racists and we will be out of here for good – Or continue to be Pussy – Meow !!

    http://www.lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=518998959

    U can check the good news while peeling the Banana !!

  397. a.savage Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Dear A(ss)

    Out of all people who post here, I expected you to understand the literal meaning of the English words and it is utterly disappointing to see that even you have degraded yourself to a worm :( :( :( !!!

    I understand when a person like Mariya who sound illiterate misunderstanding 'Pussying Off" to Female Genitalia than Cowardliness – But you ??? Unacceptable – May be it's time you visit your English Speaking Neighbour !!

    Also, I found your post to be quite funny and beginning to wonder whether it's you who posts as Puligal in these blogs…. Most importantly, I found quite contradictory statements in the same posts…

    For Example,

    You call us "Singhalees" when we clearly have said that we are not and rightfully not Singhalees as (specially in my case) we have mixed blood and we are what one would call a "Sri Lankan" See your comment ?

    What we’re seeing on the Sinhalese “blogs” here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    And then you go on to call your selves 'Tamils" and that we call you by your race and I don't quite understand the etc. part !! – See ??

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    From the very beginning of this post, we have said that we stand for Sri Lankans – meaning the legal citizens of this country immaterial of their Ethnicity. We differentiate the Terrorists from these legal citizens. If at all anyone has differentiated a Singhalees Government, Singhalees Buddhist, Singhalees People from Tamil Hindu People, it is you guys – please read the blogs carefully, and pay a visit to your English speaking neighbor to get further clarifications. from inception, if anyone has been racists, it is you and your fellow Peelam Fluffers…. We have thrown this challenge to you many a times – prove a single Racist comment from any of us and we will stop writing in these blogs forever under any handle – But, all you are Pussy chicken shit and spineless to do so and that my friend is not our problem !!!!!

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.
    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….
    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    I was for a tiny winy moment thinking how this could be Porn and also the difference it has to you calling the legally elected president of Sri Lanka "Raja Passa" and "Raja Pussa" – Isn't it the same thing ??????

    But, coming to think of it, I wonder why the father of Sock in Lingam actually named him so ???? Quite Hillarious – Reminds me of the joke of the Red Indian Chief Naming his Youngest son – "Broken Condom" !! May be Sock In Lingam's dad did not want to have him or is a Bastard as he so well proves.

    … when Suman speaks of “Sinhala wretches” ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of “subconscious racism” !!!

    As mentioned before, I don't quite see any racists comments from any of the Pro-Sri Lankan bloggers here – I see Racists comments only from the Peelam fluffers.

    The Challenge is still on – prove that we are racists and we will be out of here for good – Or continue to be Pussy – Meow !!

    http://www.lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=518998959

    U can check the good news while peeling the Banana !!

  398. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka's 'racial' tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of 'civilized' people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  399. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka's 'racial' tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of 'civilized' people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered. http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12

  400. UNP parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha was forced to vote in favor of the 18th Amendment due to pressure from her husband, a female UNP parliamentarian told Lanka News Web. Upeksha had been continuously attacked by her husband forcing her to support the 18th Amendment through out last week.

    She had participated in the UNP protest wearing a black sari held at the parliamentary complex on the 7th with bruises in her body received due to blows by her husband. Her husband had called her over the telephone on the 7th and

    threatened to divorce her if she did not join the government.

    Upeksha had immediately left parliament and met with the President at Temple Trees with her husband and Sajin Vass Gunawardena.

    Governemnt sources said Sajin had agreed to pay Rs. 50 million to Upeksha’s husband for getting her to join the government.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_09_00

  401. UNP parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha was forced to vote in favor of the 18th Amendment due to pressure from her husband, a female UNP parliamentarian told Lanka News Web. Upeksha had been continuously attacked by her husband forcing her to support the 18th Amendment through out last week.

    She had participated in the UNP protest wearing a black sari held at the parliamentary complex on the 7th with bruises in her body received due to blows by her husband. Her husband had called her over the telephone on the 7th and

    threatened to divorce her if she did not join the government.

    Upeksha had immediately left parliament and met with the President at Temple Trees with her husband and Sajin Vass Gunawardena.

    Governemnt sources said Sajin had agreed to pay Rs. 50 million to Upeksha’s husband for getting her to join the government.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_09_00

  402. Rohan Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Hey there Rohan – trust me – I respect your copy paste posts !!

    Way better than the comments made by your fellow Peelamists – You need to do something about it – may be send it through a sensory board or approval board – they are discrediting your Peelamists by posting nonsense.

    However, let's take you post !!

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government.

    Rohan !

    I trust that you have been in Sri Lanka at least for few years or living in Sri Lanka. You are well aware of the term "Moowa Ellala Maranna Watinawa" (In direct translated English – Should Hang this Fellow) – it is similar to our good English Speaking Colombo Families calling "You Should be Shot" (I am pretty sure that there are similar terms in other countries too – Like in Tamil "Adi Wandawa" (Give U one) !

    Now we hear even fathers say this to their Children and we all know that it is said in a literal meaning of love or hate, but, not that it is actually to execute such saying…..

    Hence, I would prefer if you drop this case of Gota or if not, it is you who will sound an idiot and more like Mariya, Ass S, Gunalan etc… Now, I don't want to loose this new found respect to you… !!

    Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

    His statement was proven by the Sun Sea noh ??

    We all know now with proof that they were indeed smuggled from Thailand to Canada as Asylum seekers as the crowd also includes Indians, Paki's and Thai people !! So Gota did see it right !!

    Now, you also mention the credibility of Tamil people – Now think – you are more intelligent than Ass Savage or Gunalan or Mariya – When human smuggling happens in disguise of Tamil people, indeed the Good Tamil peoples names get tarnished – right ? If this continues to happen, Tamil Brothers and Sisters will have not be able to go to any country in future.

    So, let's make a pledge today to end this nonsense that effects the credibility of the the Tamil people. Let's say "no" to human Trafficking and most importantly, using Tamil People as the cover to carryout these illegal activities !!

    U R With me right ??

  403. Dear Marianayagam,

    You have connected with my thoughts, dear friend.

    What we’re seeing on the Sinhalese “blogs” here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    Racist / sexist pornography,the other face of patriarchist pornography.

    All porngraphies do the same thing.

    They erase our identity.

    And replace it with their own degraded, dehumanised image of ourselves.

    Another thing they do is distort our identity.

    By coupling it with those same debasing images of us.

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    And by our names.

    & then seek to beastialize both by prefixing them with animal, semian, names.

    To denote our ahumanity.

    Our animality.

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.

    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….

    Rip Van Winkle’s Sinhalese race “jokes”.

    The Sinhalese Pornopgraphers retrace the path of patriarchist porn.

    By going beyond the realms of the private & the subconscous.

    Into the arenas of the public, wide open, mass life & awareness.

    They have come out of cover.

    This transition can only be made at one’s own peril.

    With the loss of reputation.

    The loss of the semblance of any standing of any kind in public discourse.

    Now truly they have nothing else left to lose.

  404. And then ….

    after months of unending racist abuse…

    which is still going on, & entering new oceans of slime …

    … when Suman speaks of “Sinhala wretches” ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of “subconscious racism” !!!

  405. Rip V-W and Mango, Watch out!

    We could loose Jim! He could do more REWARDING HUMANITARIAN WORK at Human Rights Watch !

    Soros to Donate $100 Million to Rights Group

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally.
    Human Rights Watch will use the gift to add about 120 staff members to its team of 300 around the world, expand translation of its reports and open new offices. The intent, said Kenneth Roth, the advocacy group’s executive director, is to increase its influence in emerging power centers. The group, which is based in New York, investigates and draws attention to human rights abuses around the world.
    Mr. Roth said that South Africa had more sway in Zimbabwe than the United States and other Western powers. Similarly, India, China and Japan are more influential in Sri Lanka. “We need to try to generate pressure on those governments, those emerging powers, now, which means expanding our capacity to deploy our information,” Mr. Roth said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/business/07gift

    Please write to Amnesty international USA and ask them to protect Jim

  406. Rip V-W and Mango, Watch out!

    We could loose Jim! He could do more REWARDING HUMANITARIAN WORK at Human Rights Watch !

    Soros to Donate $100 Million to Rights Group

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally.
    Human Rights Watch will use the gift to add about 120 staff members to its team of 300 around the world, expand translation of its reports and open new offices. The intent, said Kenneth Roth, the advocacy group’s executive director, is to increase its influence in emerging power centers. The group, which is based in New York, investigates and draws attention to human rights abuses around the world.
    Mr. Roth said that South Africa had more sway in Zimbabwe than the United States and other Western powers. Similarly, India, China and Japan are more influential in Sri Lanka. “We need to try to generate pressure on those governments, those emerging powers, now, which means expanding our capacity to deploy our information,” Mr. Roth said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/business/07gift

    Please write to Amnesty international USA and ask them to protect Jim

  407. Rip V-W and Mango, Watch out!

    We could loose Jim! He could do more REWARDING HUMANITARIAN WORK at Human Rights Watch !

    Soros to Donate $100 Million to Rights Group

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally.
    Human Rights Watch will use the gift to add about 120 staff members to its team of 300 around the world, expand translation of its reports and open new offices. The intent, said Kenneth Roth, the advocacy group’s executive director, is to increase its influence in emerging power centers. The group, which is based in New York, investigates and draws attention to human rights abuses around the world.
    Mr. Roth said that South Africa had more sway in Zimbabwe than the United States and other Western powers. Similarly, India, China and Japan are more influential in Sri Lanka. “We need to try to generate pressure on those governments, those emerging powers, now, which means expanding our capacity to deploy our information,” Mr. Roth said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/business/07gift

    Please write to Amnesty international USA and ask them to protect Jim

  408. The Final Nail for the Peelamists Human Trafficking endevours !!

    US and MTV are running a Anti Human Trafficking program targeting Sri Lanka !!

    http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/662/sold-in-lanka

    More news for those who intend to discredit Sri Lanka !!

    Colombo Stock Market All Share Price Index crossed the 6000 point mark this morning for the first time in its history – Stock Broker

    Even I did not expect this !! may be lot of people out there from all over the world has a lot of faith in Sri Lanka and the current system !!!!

    Peelamists – Do I hear you say ……….. ???

  409. The Story of the Sun Sea
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&id=5944

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government. It is their usual procedure to discredit anyone whose testimonies could reflect badly on them, and their diplomatic representatives are the personification of political interference. In Sri Lanka reporters, aid workers, ordinary citizens – those who could cause embarrassment or trouble – have been tortured and ‘disappeared’.

    United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has appointed advisors to continue to brief him about the ongoing situation. As it stands, Mr. Argue continued, Tamils don’t have a chance to be citizens in their own land. In Sri Lanka human rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, anyone, really, can’t express frank opinions under threat of torture and death. Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

  410. Victims Without A Voice
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12933.shtml

    More than fifty thousand ethnic Tamils were massacred to death in Northern Sri Lanka between January to May 2009. Over 300,000 have been imprisoned in detention camps. Thousands more are disappeared, displaced and exiled from their traditional homeland.

    In its aftermath, after more than one year still mothers walk miles to look for their lost children, while mother-to-be walk post to post looking for their husbands, while in orphanages children without parents keep watching the gates for their parents’ arrival. While thousands kept behind barbed wires in detention centres, access to people’s ancestral homes are denied while the colonising army set up camps and check posts all over the territory.

    A nation gets destroyed without any trace while good-will nations behave as though they need moral steroids to speak out. In the continued silence of the international community, gets silenced a nation’s call for justice, because they are victims without voices.

  411. a.savage Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Dear A(ss)

    Out of all people who post here, I expected you to understand the literal meaning of the English words and it is utterly disappointing to see that even you have degraded yourself to a worm :( :( :( !!!

    I understand when a person like Mariya who sound illiterate misunderstanding ‘Pussying Off” to Female Genitalia than Cowardliness – But you ??? Unacceptable – May be it’s time you visit your English Speaking Neighbour !!

    Also, I found your post to be quite funny and beginning to wonder whether it’s you who posts as Puligal in these blogs…. Most importantly, I found quite contradictory statements in the same posts…

    For Example,

    You call us “Singhalees” when we clearly have said that we are not and rightfully not Singhalees as (specially in my case) we have mixed blood and we are what one would call a “Sri Lankan” See your comment ?

    What we’re seeing on the Sinhalese “blogs” here is pornography unrehearsed, unchecked.

    And then you go on to call your selves ‘Tamils” and that we call you by your race and I don’t quite understand the etc. part !! – See ??

    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    From the very beginning of this post, we have said that we stand for Sri Lankans – meaning the legal citizens of this country immaterial of their Ethnicity. We differentiate the Terrorists from these legal citizens. If at all anyone has differentiated a Singhalees Government, Singhalees Buddhist, Singhalees People from Tamil Hindu People, it is you guys – please read the blogs carefully, and pay a visit to your English speaking neighbor to get further clarifications. from inception, if anyone has been racists, it is you and your fellow Peelam Fluffers…. We have thrown this challenge to you many a times – prove a single Racist comment from any of us and we will stop writing in these blogs forever under any handle – But, all you are Pussy chicken shit and spineless to do so and that my friend is not our problem !!!!!

    They also pornographise the names of our peoples.
    Sock – in -a lingam… Yoga- in – a – lingam….
    That is why they call us out by our race ( Tamil, etc ).

    I was for a tiny winy moment thinking how this could be Porn and also the difference it has to you calling the legally elected president of Sri Lanka “Raja Passa” and “Raja Pussa” – Isn’t it the same thing ??????

    But, coming to think of it, I wonder why the father of Sock in Lingam actually named him so ???? Quite Hillarious – Reminds me of the joke of the Red Indian Chief Naming his Youngest son – “Broken Condom” !! May be Sock In Lingam’s dad did not want to have him or is a Bastard as he so well proves.

    … when Suman speaks of “Sinhala wretches” ( just that, just once, & nothing more !! ), the Sinhalese Pornographers call THAT remark an example of “subconscious racism” !!!

    As mentioned before, I don’t quite see any racists comments from any of the Pro-Sri Lankan bloggers here – I see Racists comments only from the Peelam fluffers.

    The Challenge is still on – prove that we are racists and we will be out of here for good – Or continue to be Pussy – Meow !!

    http://www.lbo.lk/fullstory.php?nid=518998959

    U can check the good news while peeling the Banana !!

  412. The murder of many thousands of Tamils last year by the Sri Lankan government is one more proof of lack of common sense of Western countries intervention in Sri Lanka. The listing of the Tigers, and not condemning the atrocities of Sri Lanka on Tamils severed to only strengthen Sri Lanka’s ‘racial’ tendencies, fanaticism and sheer brutality.

    We are now witnessing the outcome of such one-sided Western meddling with Tamil freedom struggle. Proud people of 2000 year old rich culture of Indus Valley are now risking the high seas and their lives, including the lives of many orphans, begging for another chance at life, and all we Canadians can say is, “send them back.” Ironically, we call ourselves a nation of ‘civilized’ people. One has to question if the mankind has already lost it’s sanity.

    Today, Sri Lanka is a ‘Democratic’ dictatorship run by a tiny elite family of thugs that suppresses the Tamil minority and denies past violence against Tamil civilians. But as always there are few noisiest cranks and sympathizers of Sri Lankan terror apparatus with clockwork prediction ready to suggest that the persecution of Tamils is a myth propagated by Tamil extremists. We know the kind of people who deny the Holocaust. What interest anyone has in denying the suffering of Tamils remains to be discovered.
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/news/publish/tns_12930.shtml

  413. UNP parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha was forced to vote in favor of the 18th Amendment due to pressure from her husband, a female UNP parliamentarian told Lanka News Web. Upeksha had been continuously attacked by her husband forcing her to support the 18th Amendment through out last week.

    She had participated in the UNP protest wearing a black sari held at the parliamentary complex on the 7th with bruises in her body received due to blows by her husband. Her husband had called her over the telephone on the 7th and

    threatened to divorce her if she did not join the government.

    Upeksha had immediately left parliament and met with the President at Temple Trees with her husband and Sajin Vass Gunawardena.

    Governemnt sources said Sajin had agreed to pay Rs. 50 million to Upeksha’s husband for getting her to join the government.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_09_09_004.html

  414. Rohan Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Hey there Rohan – trust me – I respect your copy paste posts !!

    Way better than the comments made by your fellow Peelamists – You need to do something about it – may be send it through a sensory board or approval board – they are discrediting your Peelamists by posting nonsense.

    However, let’s take you post !!

    Their Defence Secretary, the President’s brother, has on Canadian television threatened to hang Sri Lanka’s imprisoned Army Commander for treason should he attempt to testify against the Rajapaksa government.

    Rohan !

    I trust that you have been in Sri Lanka at least for few years or living in Sri Lanka. You are well aware of the term “Moowa Ellala Maranna Watinawa” (In direct translated English – Should Hang this Fellow) – it is similar to our good English Speaking Colombo Families calling “You Should be Shot” (I am pretty sure that there are similar terms in other countries too – Like in Tamil “Adi Wandawa” (Give U one) !

    Now we hear even fathers say this to their Children and we all know that it is said in a literal meaning of love or hate, but, not that it is actually to execute such saying…..

    Hence, I would prefer if you drop this case of Gota or if not, it is you who will sound an idiot and more like Mariya, Ass S, Gunalan etc… Now, I don’t want to loose this new found respect to you… !!

    Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that asylum seekers are involved with human smuggling and that their claim of being refugees allows terrorists to disguise themselves as civilians. This idea tries to take away credibility from all Tamil people as a group.

    His statement was proven by the Sun Sea noh ??

    We all know now with proof that they were indeed smuggled from Thailand to Canada as Asylum seekers as the crowd also includes Indians, Paki’s and Thai people !! So Gota did see it right !!

    Now, you also mention the credibility of Tamil people – Now think – you are more intelligent than Ass Savage or Gunalan or Mariya – When human smuggling happens in disguise of Tamil people, indeed the Good Tamil peoples names get tarnished – right ? If this continues to happen, Tamil Brothers and Sisters will have not be able to go to any country in future.

    So, let’s make a pledge today to end this nonsense that effects the credibility of the the Tamil people. Let’s say “no” to human Trafficking and most importantly, using Tamil People as the cover to carryout these illegal activities !!

    U R With me right ??

  415. Rip V-W and Mango, Watch out!

    We could loose Jim! He could do more REWARDING HUMANITARIAN WORK at Human Rights Watch !

    Soros to Donate $100 Million to Rights Group

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally.
    Human Rights Watch will use the gift to add about 120 staff members to its team of 300 around the world, expand translation of its reports and open new offices. The intent, said Kenneth Roth, the advocacy group’s executive director, is to increase its influence in emerging power centers. The group, which is based in New York, investigates and draws attention to human rights abuses around the world.
    Mr. Roth said that South Africa had more sway in Zimbabwe than the United States and other Western powers. Similarly, India, China and Japan are more influential in Sri Lanka. “We need to try to generate pressure on those governments, those emerging powers, now, which means expanding our capacity to deploy our information,” Mr. Roth said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/business/07gift.html?_r=1

    Please write to Amnesty international USA and ask them to protect Jim

  416. Tamil women – cheap labour – $1.25 a day

    Tamil woman earns a $1.25 a day – but according to Sivachandran, this is half of what a man would earn for the same work.

    “My husband disappeared in the concentration camp. He was arrested by the Sri Lanka Army and disappeared ” said the 26-year-old Jaffna resident.“My three sisters are still in school. My eldest child is in school. My parents are too weak to work.”

    Maillaiyappal Thangavelu supports her two children, parents and three sisters by working on a construction site.

    “It has become cheaper to hire women – men would demand higher daily wages. Women unquestioningly accept what is given, often because they have many mouths to feed,” Sivachandran said.

    “Women provide cheap labour, so they are preferred,” said Nagarasa Thavaselvam, president of the Kampanai Camp Residents’

  417. 18th Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution

    It’s a tragedy that the Rajapaksa Brothers have channeled all the country’s meager resources and effort into entrenching themselves in power (shades of Kim Jong Il and his clan).

    Rajapkse’s adroit manipulation of our venal politicians would have been the envy of Machiavelli: he certainly knows to hit the sweet spot when it comes to offering ministerial carrots to turncoat MPs.

    At this rate, he’ll soon have to set up a “Ministry for invention of Ministerial Portfolios”.

    Really … :) don’t his urbane western-educated lackeys like GL, Rajiva, Palitha etc. cringe when they have to invent portfolios that sound like the result of word games?

    On the other hand, those who fall out of favour can have no doubt that they’ll get the Fonseka treatment.

    Rajapkse, just like any Mafia godfather, has no qualms about bribing or intimidating his way to setting up a family dynasty, surrounded by courtiers like Mervyn Silva (that learned exponent of the “Sri Lankan Rope Trick”) who claims that people end up tied to trees, miraculously. :) :) :)

    Perhaps this could be just the sort of good governance that these crooks have in mind for us?

  418. Eight Indian fishermen injured in ‘attack’ by Sri Lankan naval personne

    Eight fisherman from India (Rameshwaram) were injured, one of them seriously after they were attacked reportedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing off Katchathivu islet today.

    Fisheries department sources said the fishermen were part of a group of 120 who had put out to sea in 30 boats. They said the group were fishing off Katchathivu (an island ceded to Sri Lanka by India) when Sri Lankan naval personnel in fast boats surrounded them, mounted their vessels and attacked them. They also took away their prawn catch and snapped the fishing nets, the sources said.

    As usual the Indian central government will wipe this incident under the carpet as these fishermen are Tamil speaking low cast civilians of Tamilnadu said a ATMK member.

  419. Was he a member of a Tamil Tigers delegation that travelled to a dozen countries to raise money for humanitarian aid?

    The latest round of detention reviews for some of the nearly 500 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia aboard the MV Sun Sea a month ago began Wednesday.

    Jennifer Friburg, CBSA's representative at the hearing, said the migrant's name turned up in a Sri Lankan newspaper article detailing a trip taken by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to raise money for humanitarian aid.
    Friburg said during his first interview with Canadian officials, the migrant — who can't be identified because of a publication ban — was asked if he'd ever travelled outside Sri Lanka. He denied it.
    When the migrant was shown the newspaper article, he allegedly said he had been on at least part of the trip but only as a member of the media.
    "CBSA believes that these contradictory statements … clearly indicates deception on his part and negatively impacts his credibility," Friburg told the refugee board.
    Parminder Singh, a CBSA representative, told one of the hearings Wednesday that organized human smuggling operations cause particular concern when it comes to establishing identity.
    He said a number of ripped identification documents were found on board the MV Sun Sea. They included one birth certificate, one death certificate and two Sri Lankan national identification cards.
    CBSA also found 300 pieces of various birth certificates and some passport pages.
    Singh said it may take "several months" to complete investigations into some of the migrants. http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/2010

  420. We can now be assured of a patriotic government for the foreseeable future as long as our people desire it. If the president falls short of our patriotic standards we can vote him out of office in the next election.

    We cannot afford to discard capable patriotic leaders due to arbitrary term limit restrictions.
    As we have seen from the calibre of traitorous leaders in the opposition great leaders seem to emerge only once in couple of generations. Of course it makes it even more fun to see how this makes Diaspora terrorist vermin loose all hope and start wailing.

  421. Was he a member of a Tamil Tigers delegation that travelled to a dozen countries to raise money for humanitarian aid?

    The latest round of detention reviews for some of the nearly 500 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia aboard the MV Sun Sea a month ago began Wednesday.

    Jennifer Friburg, CBSA's representative at the hearing, said the migrant's name turned up in a Sri Lankan newspaper article detailing a trip taken by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to raise money for humanitarian aid.
    Friburg said during his first interview with Canadian officials, the migrant — who can't be identified because of a publication ban — was asked if he'd ever travelled outside Sri Lanka. He denied it.
    When the migrant was shown the newspaper article, he allegedly said he had been on at least part of the trip but only as a member of the media.
    "CBSA believes that these contradictory statements … clearly indicates deception on his part and negatively impacts his credibility," Friburg told the refugee board.
    Parminder Singh, a CBSA representative, told one of the hearings Wednesday that organized human smuggling operations cause particular concern when it comes to establishing identity.
    He said a number of ripped identification documents were found on board the MV Sun Sea. They included one birth certificate, one death certificate and two Sri Lankan national identification cards.
    CBSA also found 300 pieces of various birth certificates and some passport pages.
    Singh said it may take "several months" to complete investigations into some of the migrants. http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/2010

  422. Was he a member of a Tamil Tigers delegation that travelled to a dozen countries to raise money for humanitarian aid?

    The latest round of detention reviews for some of the nearly 500 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia aboard the MV Sun Sea a month ago began Wednesday.

    Jennifer Friburg, CBSA's representative at the hearing, said the migrant's name turned up in a Sri Lankan newspaper article detailing a trip taken by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to raise money for humanitarian aid.
    Friburg said during his first interview with Canadian officials, the migrant — who can't be identified because of a publication ban — was asked if he'd ever travelled outside Sri Lanka. He denied it.
    When the migrant was shown the newspaper article, he allegedly said he had been on at least part of the trip but only as a member of the media.
    "CBSA believes that these contradictory statements … clearly indicates deception on his part and negatively impacts his credibility," Friburg told the refugee board.
    Parminder Singh, a CBSA representative, told one of the hearings Wednesday that organized human smuggling operations cause particular concern when it comes to establishing identity.
    He said a number of ripped identification documents were found on board the MV Sun Sea. They included one birth certificate, one death certificate and two Sri Lankan national identification cards.
    CBSA also found 300 pieces of various birth certificates and some passport pages.
    Singh said it may take "several months" to complete investigations into some of the migrants. http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/2010

  423. Important for Canada to stop accepting refugees, immigrants or contract labourers until a clear, objective Royal Commission report analyses the situation.

  424. I think true refugees should be allowed in.

    I understand that we couldn't turn this ship back but couldn't they have begun due diligence on the passengers before they actually landed?

    Illegals should be turned back and told to join the queue. If you want in, do it legally.

    Canada is a nation of immigrants and requires immigrants to build a more diversified domestic economy but there is a process to entry and it has to be respected.

    True refugees yes, illegals no.

  425. The world is changing.

    Things that worked well in the past may not work as well in the future.

    Paradigms that we took for granted about assimilation, multiculturalism, and tolerance may no longer hold true.

    Ultimately, Canada does not owe the world anything. It owes its citizens a fair and open discussion on what policies will benefit us the most. We can't solve the world's problems, but we sure can make the world's problems our own if we are not careful.

  426. The $40,000 they each paid for their passage could have kept them for life in the country they embarked from, not to mention many of the countries they bypassed on the way here. The Tamils running the ship did not see fit to give these people freebies, rather they made a point of earning 20 million dollars off this one boatload of supposed refugees! And this is their own bretheren!

    However, Canadians are supposed to spend $50,000 per person to process them through provision of housing, living expenses, lawyers and immigration staff. Then what?

    This scenario obliterates the possibility that these are legitimate refugees. They did not even embark from Sri Lanka, they were in no danger where they got on the ship. They had more money in their back pockets than most Canadians do.

    There are back logs of people wanting to immigrate legally. Throw these frauds out!