Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

Sri Lanka

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

Last night, I watched a harrowing new documentary, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields,” by Channel 4, a British media company, about the final months of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009.

The 49-minute film depicts the massive human rights abuses and violations of the laws of war committed by both the Sri Lankan government forces and the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.  The film is available online at Channel 4′s website until June 21.

Please note:  some of the scenes in the film are very disturbing.  It is NOT for younger viewers.

The film includes an extended version of the “execution video” released in 2009, in which naked prisoners are shown being shot in the head.  There are scenes of dead female Tamil Tigers who appear to have been raped and murdered.

Video footage captured the shelling by government forces of crowded hospitals and of civilians camped in areas declared by the government as ”no-fire zones.”  Viewers can also see the use by the Tigers of civilians as human shields against advancing government forces.

The documentary provides powerful new evidence of the need for an international investigation into war crimes and other human rights abuses committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka.

Amnesty International has been calling for an international investigation into these crimes.  We know that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is looking for U.N. member states to authorize any such international investigation.  The U.S. government should take the lead in this effort.  Please sign our online petition to the U.S. government asking the U.S. to publicly support an international war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka.

Only after those responsible for these crimes are held accountable can the victims and their families receive the truth and justice they deserve.

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265 thoughts on “Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

  1. Channel 4 Sri Lanka Killing Fields: Where was the International community ? http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/163155/20110615/ch

    "The whole of the international community will expect the Sri Lankans to give a serious and full response to this evidence.

    "If the Sri Lankan government does not respond we will support the international community in revisiting all options available to press the Sri Lankan government to fulfil its obligations.

    "Unless this is done, Sri Lanka will not be able to move on, and the prospects for reconciliation between Sri Lanka's communities will be curtailed. It is of the greatest importance that this does not happen."

    Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june152011/kil

    Increasing numbers of people are aware of the terrible Genocide in Sri Lanka that culminated two years ago in the deaths of as many as 40,000 or more Tamil Hindu and Christians at the hands of government forces.

    No justice for the victim??

  2. “Is the US war on terror responsible for Sri Lanka Killing Fields?” http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sri Lanka again categorically rejected an international inquiry into war crimes carried out by its forces, what is next for International community.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6119
    Channel 4’s film — Sri Lanka's Killing Fields — goes a long way in meeting his statement. This is now a matter of Sri Lanka’s history. No bastard can deny it. And to that end it should be included in Sri Lanka's school curriculum for all children to read so the cycle of violence crippled that country for decades will not be repeated. In addition, Ratko of Sri Lanka — Rajapakse, should be brought to justice so the reconciliation can begin.
    The parallels between the crimes against humanity in Serbia and Sri Lanka are far greater than the differences. In both cases, the evidence abundantly demonstrates that a small clique of extremists planned and organized the bureaucratized elimination of a group planned at various meetings and based on a well-developed, pseudo-ethnic ideology.
    It was to be expected in Sri Lanka, of course, where denial and geopolitics diverted attention from the well documented involvement of Sri Lankan government and the military in the ethnic cleansing of Tamils. To be consistent with human history, as usual hereto are deniers of atrocities and this one is no exception.
    Tamils told the world, contrary to claims; safe zones are anything but safe. We told the world, contrary to claims, that Sri Lanka had no constitution to protect Tamils. We told the world, that Sri Lanka is a murderous, scurrilous state. We told the world, that the Sri Lankan invasion of Tamils’ homeland would not be the beginning of the end of war, but merely the beginning of end of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    Western governments should not feign surprise when Sri Lankan dictatorial regime that they have tacitly supported committed such reprehensible acts on Tamils and take some blame for Sri Lanka’s unrefined, brutish and phobic behaviour. Mistakenly, the West thought that perhaps Sri Lankan extremism would just go away after the elimination of Tamil Tigers — small-minded bullies like Rajapakse would tire, but the truth is there are not going anywhere.

    Unless the West forcefully stands up against state sponsored violence and injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the provocateurs who like to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic confrontation will roam free.

    But Tamils must not blindly hope that this film will yield justice. Road to justice will be long and an arduous one. Anytime now, with clockwork predictability the useful idiots of Sri Lankan terror apparatus around the globe with overwhelming confidence will deny such a thing ever took place.

  3. After 2 years, killing over 50,000 Tamils

    SL Army brutally attacks public meeting of politicians, journalists in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?224ACC3037lO

    Following a Buddhist stupa complex and Sinhala colony planned in 3000 acres of land in Trincomalee city, depriving Eezham Tamils the territoriality of their country, a similar venture in Mullaiththeevu town is being undertaken by the military governor of genocidal Sri Lanka in the north, Maj. Gen. Chandrasri. The stupa complex is planned in a locality where the LTTE earlier had its memorials for combatants laid down their life in fighting for the liberation of Eezham Tamils. Apart from allotting a huge sum from the funds of Colombo’s administration for the north, The SL governor is intimidating NGOs and civil society institutions functioning in the Tamil country to ‘donate’ unspecified amounts of money in ‘unaccounted ways’ for this project of structural genocide schemed by Colombo.

    Mullaiththeevu district is currently under complete control and rule of the occupying SL Army. Many new Sinhala-Buddhist complexes now mushroom in the SL-Army occupied districts of Vanni. But, the massive project in Mullaiththeevu town, directly undertaken by the SL colonial governor, is viewed with more anger and seriousness by Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  4. Channel 4 Sri Lanka Killing Fields: Where was the International community ? http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/163155/20110615/ch

    "The whole of the international community will expect the Sri Lankans to give a serious and full response to this evidence.

    "If the Sri Lankan government does not respond we will support the international community in revisiting all options available to press the Sri Lankan government to fulfil its obligations.

    "Unless this is done, Sri Lanka will not be able to move on, and the prospects for reconciliation between Sri Lanka's communities will be curtailed. It is of the greatest importance that this does not happen."

    Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june152011/kil

    Increasing numbers of people are aware of the terrible Genocide in Sri Lanka that culminated two years ago in the deaths of as many as 40,000 or more Tamil Hindu and Christians at the hands of government forces.

    No justice for the victim??

  5. Channel 4 Sri Lanka Killing Fields: Where was the International community ? http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/163155/20110615/ch

    "The whole of the international community will expect the Sri Lankans to give a serious and full response to this evidence.

    "If the Sri Lankan government does not respond we will support the international community in revisiting all options available to press the Sri Lankan government to fulfil its obligations.

    "Unless this is done, Sri Lanka will not be able to move on, and the prospects for reconciliation between Sri Lanka's communities will be curtailed. It is of the greatest importance that this does not happen."

    Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june152011/kil

    Increasing numbers of people are aware of the terrible Genocide in Sri Lanka that culminated two years ago in the deaths of as many as 40,000 or more Tamil Hindu and Christians at the hands of government forces.

    No justice for the victim??

  6. “Is the US war on terror responsible for Sri Lanka Killing Fields?” http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sri Lanka again categorically rejected an international inquiry into war crimes carried out by its forces, what is next for International community.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6119
    Channel 4’s film — Sri Lanka's Killing Fields — goes a long way in meeting his statement. This is now a matter of Sri Lanka’s history. No bastard can deny it. And to that end it should be included in Sri Lanka's school curriculum for all children to read so the cycle of violence crippled that country for decades will not be repeated. In addition, Ratko of Sri Lanka — Rajapakse, should be brought to justice so the reconciliation can begin.
    The parallels between the crimes against humanity in Serbia and Sri Lanka are far greater than the differences. In both cases, the evidence abundantly demonstrates that a small clique of extremists planned and organized the bureaucratized elimination of a group planned at various meetings and based on a well-developed, pseudo-ethnic ideology.
    It was to be expected in Sri Lanka, of course, where denial and geopolitics diverted attention from the well documented involvement of Sri Lankan government and the military in the ethnic cleansing of Tamils. To be consistent with human history, as usual hereto are deniers of atrocities and this one is no exception.
    Tamils told the world, contrary to claims; safe zones are anything but safe. We told the world, contrary to claims, that Sri Lanka had no constitution to protect Tamils. We told the world, that Sri Lanka is a murderous, scurrilous state. We told the world, that the Sri Lankan invasion of Tamils’ homeland would not be the beginning of the end of war, but merely the beginning of end of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    Western governments should not feign surprise when Sri Lankan dictatorial regime that they have tacitly supported committed such reprehensible acts on Tamils and take some blame for Sri Lanka’s unrefined, brutish and phobic behaviour. Mistakenly, the West thought that perhaps Sri Lankan extremism would just go away after the elimination of Tamil Tigers — small-minded bullies like Rajapakse would tire, but the truth is there are not going anywhere.

    Unless the West forcefully stands up against state sponsored violence and injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the provocateurs who like to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic confrontation will roam free.

    But Tamils must not blindly hope that this film will yield justice. Road to justice will be long and an arduous one. Anytime now, with clockwork predictability the useful idiots of Sri Lankan terror apparatus around the globe with overwhelming confidence will deny such a thing ever took place.

  7. “Is the US war on terror responsible for Sri Lanka Killing Fields?” http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sri Lanka again categorically rejected an international inquiry into war crimes carried out by its forces, what is next for International community.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6119
    Channel 4’s film — Sri Lanka's Killing Fields — goes a long way in meeting his statement. This is now a matter of Sri Lanka’s history. No bastard can deny it. And to that end it should be included in Sri Lanka's school curriculum for all children to read so the cycle of violence crippled that country for decades will not be repeated. In addition, Ratko of Sri Lanka — Rajapakse, should be brought to justice so the reconciliation can begin.
    The parallels between the crimes against humanity in Serbia and Sri Lanka are far greater than the differences. In both cases, the evidence abundantly demonstrates that a small clique of extremists planned and organized the bureaucratized elimination of a group planned at various meetings and based on a well-developed, pseudo-ethnic ideology.
    It was to be expected in Sri Lanka, of course, where denial and geopolitics diverted attention from the well documented involvement of Sri Lankan government and the military in the ethnic cleansing of Tamils. To be consistent with human history, as usual hereto are deniers of atrocities and this one is no exception.
    Tamils told the world, contrary to claims; safe zones are anything but safe. We told the world, contrary to claims, that Sri Lanka had no constitution to protect Tamils. We told the world, that Sri Lanka is a murderous, scurrilous state. We told the world, that the Sri Lankan invasion of Tamils’ homeland would not be the beginning of the end of war, but merely the beginning of end of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    Western governments should not feign surprise when Sri Lankan dictatorial regime that they have tacitly supported committed such reprehensible acts on Tamils and take some blame for Sri Lanka’s unrefined, brutish and phobic behaviour. Mistakenly, the West thought that perhaps Sri Lankan extremism would just go away after the elimination of Tamil Tigers — small-minded bullies like Rajapakse would tire, but the truth is there are not going anywhere.

    Unless the West forcefully stands up against state sponsored violence and injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the provocateurs who like to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic confrontation will roam free.

    But Tamils must not blindly hope that this film will yield justice. Road to justice will be long and an arduous one. Anytime now, with clockwork predictability the useful idiots of Sri Lankan terror apparatus around the globe with overwhelming confidence will deny such a thing ever took place.

  8. After 2 years, killing over 50,000 Tamils

    SL Army brutally attacks public meeting of politicians, journalists in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?224ACC3037lO

    Following a Buddhist stupa complex and Sinhala colony planned in 3000 acres of land in Trincomalee city, depriving Eezham Tamils the territoriality of their country, a similar venture in Mullaiththeevu town is being undertaken by the military governor of genocidal Sri Lanka in the north, Maj. Gen. Chandrasri. The stupa complex is planned in a locality where the LTTE earlier had its memorials for combatants laid down their life in fighting for the liberation of Eezham Tamils. Apart from allotting a huge sum from the funds of Colombo’s administration for the north, The SL governor is intimidating NGOs and civil society institutions functioning in the Tamil country to ‘donate’ unspecified amounts of money in ‘unaccounted ways’ for this project of structural genocide schemed by Colombo.

    Mullaiththeevu district is currently under complete control and rule of the occupying SL Army. Many new Sinhala-Buddhist complexes now mushroom in the SL-Army occupied districts of Vanni. But, the massive project in Mullaiththeevu town, directly undertaken by the SL colonial governor, is viewed with more anger and seriousness by Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  9. After 2 years, killing over 50,000 Tamils

    SL Army brutally attacks public meeting of politicians, journalists in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?224ACC3037lO

    Following a Buddhist stupa complex and Sinhala colony planned in 3000 acres of land in Trincomalee city, depriving Eezham Tamils the territoriality of their country, a similar venture in Mullaiththeevu town is being undertaken by the military governor of genocidal Sri Lanka in the north, Maj. Gen. Chandrasri. The stupa complex is planned in a locality where the LTTE earlier had its memorials for combatants laid down their life in fighting for the liberation of Eezham Tamils. Apart from allotting a huge sum from the funds of Colombo’s administration for the north, The SL governor is intimidating NGOs and civil society institutions functioning in the Tamil country to ‘donate’ unspecified amounts of money in ‘unaccounted ways’ for this project of structural genocide schemed by Colombo.

    Mullaiththeevu district is currently under complete control and rule of the occupying SL Army. Many new Sinhala-Buddhist complexes now mushroom in the SL-Army occupied districts of Vanni. But, the massive project in Mullaiththeevu town, directly undertaken by the SL colonial governor, is viewed with more anger and seriousness by Eezham Tamils. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  10. The Sinhala Buddhist mentality is such that they don't deplore killings of human beings. Killing of cows is a greater sin than humans. So, we are witnessing killings, rapes, looting, humiliating the dead bodies of antagonists (Tamils, minorities..etc) are a common thing approved by the BUDDHIST hierarchy.

    They're like maniacs possessed by demons. You take any Sinhala Buddhist, be it an intellectual, professionals, artists, politicians, priests, humanists, theologists, educationists….are all supports the killing and humiliation of minorities when they happen to cross into their inhuman political maneuvering designed to favour their racial hegemony in everything.

    The racial superiority have even practised in the school levels. Many of the minorities are not given chances in the so called govt. schools. Normally they call this National Schools or Buddhist schools. Technically they are national schools run by the tax payers money. But, it is considered to favour only the sinhala children. Be they Buddhists or Christians, if your race is sinhala, then you're mostly eligible to enter.

    Very few Tamil or Muslims are given a place at the expense of many ill treatments. Like, when they enter the school premises, the muslim children will have to remove their traditional full body cover clothes and should go into the classes with the ordinary sinhala type school dress that exposes the skin.

    It is a must. A subjugation (Apartheid) system designed to humiliate or discourage them from applying for the national schools. Even the mothers of muslim kids are made to remove their traditional garbs and then enter the school premises.

    I think most Arabs do not know how their fellow muslims are being treated in Sri Lanka. Maybe, they might consider giving the support they're giving to the deceptive Sinhala Buddhist human rights violators. They've been violating human rights from the ancient times. That's why they venerate the character of Dutugemunu – A mass murderer emulated by the future generations of the sinhalas to carry out their murdering mis-adventures to uphold Racial Hegemony in Sri Lanka.

  11. Channel 4 Sri Lanka Killing Fields: Where was the International community ?
    http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/163155/20110615/channel-4-sri-lanka-killing-fields-where-was-the-international-community.htm

    “The whole of the international community will expect the Sri Lankans to give a serious and full response to this evidence.

    “If the Sri Lankan government does not respond we will support the international community in revisiting all options available to press the Sri Lankan government to fulfil its obligations.

    “Unless this is done, Sri Lanka will not be able to move on, and the prospects for reconciliation between Sri Lanka’s communities will be curtailed. It is of the greatest importance that this does not happen.”

    Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june152011/killing-fields-tk.php

    Increasing numbers of people are aware of the terrible Genocide in Sri Lanka that culminated two years ago in the deaths of as many as 40,000 or more Tamil Hindu and Christians at the hands of government forces.

    No justice for the victim??

  12. “Is the US war on terror responsible for Sri Lanka Killing Fields?”
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34085

    Sri Lanka again categorically rejected an international inquiry into war crimes carried out by its forces, what is next for International community.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/article/6119
    Channel 4’s film — Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields — goes a long way in meeting his statement. This is now a matter of Sri Lanka’s history. No bastard can deny it. And to that end it should be included in Sri Lanka’s school curriculum for all children to read so the cycle of violence crippled that country for decades will not be repeated. In addition, Ratko of Sri Lanka — Rajapakse, should be brought to justice so the reconciliation can begin.
    The parallels between the crimes against humanity in Serbia and Sri Lanka are far greater than the differences. In both cases, the evidence abundantly demonstrates that a small clique of extremists planned and organized the bureaucratized elimination of a group planned at various meetings and based on a well-developed, pseudo-ethnic ideology.
    It was to be expected in Sri Lanka, of course, where denial and geopolitics diverted attention from the well documented involvement of Sri Lankan government and the military in the ethnic cleansing of Tamils. To be consistent with human history, as usual hereto are deniers of atrocities and this one is no exception.
    Tamils told the world, contrary to claims; safe zones are anything but safe. We told the world, contrary to claims, that Sri Lanka had no constitution to protect Tamils. We told the world, that Sri Lanka is a murderous, scurrilous state. We told the world, that the Sri Lankan invasion of Tamils’ homeland would not be the beginning of the end of war, but merely the beginning of end of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    Western governments should not feign surprise when Sri Lankan dictatorial regime that they have tacitly supported committed such reprehensible acts on Tamils and take some blame for Sri Lanka’s unrefined, brutish and phobic behaviour. Mistakenly, the West thought that perhaps Sri Lankan extremism would just go away after the elimination of Tamil Tigers — small-minded bullies like Rajapakse would tire, but the truth is there are not going anywhere.

    Unless the West forcefully stands up against state sponsored violence and injustice against Tamils in Sri Lanka, the provocateurs who like to play with matches in the tinderbox of racial and ethnic confrontation will roam free.

    But Tamils must not blindly hope that this film will yield justice. Road to justice will be long and an arduous one. Anytime now, with clockwork predictability the useful idiots of Sri Lankan terror apparatus around the globe with overwhelming confidence will deny such a thing ever took place.

  13. After 2 years, killing over 50,000 Tamils

    SL Army brutally attacks public meeting of politicians, journalists in Jaffna
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?224ACC3037lOc4e3nBmeca2P5YUdd0UY52aceSmB3e4boOl402dCMoc2

    Following a Buddhist stupa complex and Sinhala colony planned in 3000 acres of land in Trincomalee city, depriving Eezham Tamils the territoriality of their country, a similar venture in Mullaiththeevu town is being undertaken by the military governor of genocidal Sri Lanka in the north, Maj. Gen. Chandrasri. The stupa complex is planned in a locality where the LTTE earlier had its memorials for combatants laid down their life in fighting for the liberation of Eezham Tamils. Apart from allotting a huge sum from the funds of Colombo’s administration for the north, The SL governor is intimidating NGOs and civil society institutions functioning in the Tamil country to ‘donate’ unspecified amounts of money in ‘unaccounted ways’ for this project of structural genocide schemed by Colombo.

    Mullaiththeevu district is currently under complete control and rule of the occupying SL Army. Many new Sinhala-Buddhist complexes now mushroom in the SL-Army occupied districts of Vanni. But, the massive project in Mullaiththeevu town, directly undertaken by the SL colonial governor, is viewed with more anger and seriousness by Eezham Tamils.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34084

  14. The Sinhala Buddhist mentality is such that they don’t deplore killings of human beings. Killing of cows is a greater sin than humans. So, we are witnessing killings, rapes, looting, humiliating the dead bodies of antagonists (Tamils, minorities..etc) are a common thing approved by the BUDDHIST hierarchy.

    They’re like maniacs possessed by demons. You take any Sinhala Buddhist, be it an intellectual, professionals, artists, politicians, priests, humanists, theologists, educationists….are all supports the killing and humiliation of minorities when they happen to cross into their inhuman political maneuvering designed to favour their racial hegemony in everything.

    The racial superiority have even practised in the school levels. Many of the minorities are not given chances in the so called govt. schools. Normally they call this National Schools or Buddhist schools. Technically they are national schools run by the tax payers money. But, it is considered to favour only the sinhala children. Be they Buddhists or Christians, if your race is sinhala, then you’re mostly eligible to enter.

    Very few Tamil or Muslims are given a place at the expense of many ill treatments. Like, when they enter the school premises, the muslim children will have to remove their traditional full body cover clothes and should go into the classes with the ordinary sinhala type school dress that exposes the skin.

    It is a must. A subjugation (Apartheid) system designed to humiliate or discourage them from applying for the national schools. Even the mothers of muslim kids are made to remove their traditional garbs and then enter the school premises.

    I think most Arabs do not know how their fellow muslims are being treated in Sri Lanka. Maybe, they might consider giving the support they’re giving to the deceptive Sinhala Buddhist human rights violators. They’ve been violating human rights from the ancient times. That’s why they venerate the character of Dutugemunu – A mass murderer emulated by the future generations of the sinhalas to carry out their murdering mis-adventures to uphold Racial Hegemony in Sri Lanka.

  15. Voice of Jayalalithaa may be a dawn of new hope for Sri Lankan Tamils http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/526/Eelam-
    When the British retreated from Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka, in 1948, it comprised two nation states – the Northern and the Eastern Provinces constituting the Tamil state and the rest of the country constituting the Sinhala state with a central government based in Colombo.

    Sri Lankan politics since independence shows the Tamils have been reactive to Sinhalese politics which clearly has been hegemonistic. Since the hopes and aspirations of the Tamils were never fulfilled by the Sinhalese dominated governments, they began with the demand for responsive co-operation which spanned the period from 1948-56.

    The demand progressed to federal state during 1957-72 and culminated with the demand for a separate state of Tamil Eelam with the Vaddukotai resolution in 1976
    The mainstream Tamil political leadership confined its strategies to peaceful negotiation and agitation, which made no progress whatsoever with the chauvinist Sinhala leadership.

    The Tamil youth viewed majoritarian democracy as rule of the brute Sinhalese majority and found it unacceptable. Politics is all about power. Understanding the essence of this tradition of politics in relation to state power, violence is what the Tamil youth opted for to achieve their goal. The notion of revolutionary violence in national liberation movements was given a new historical and ethical significance.

    Left to themselves, the militant Tamil youth would have achieved their goal of Eelam either as a state within Sri Lanka in a federal setup or as a separate state by the late 1980s

    The historical blunder committed by the young, inexperienced Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in sending a ‘peace keeping force’ ostensibly to help implement the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement of 1987 ended up fighting the LTTE cadre engaged in a liberation movement.

    Indian policy makers never got over the drubbing its armed forces suffered at the hands of a bunch of Tamil youth engaged in their freedom struggle. When Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to go for the kill in the summer of 2009, India extended him full support with armed men and material.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka may be down but not out. The Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been turned into colonies of the Sinhalese today. A puppet regime drawn up of renegade Tamils has been installed in the Eastern Province.

    The Northern Province, for all practical purposes, is under military rule. Sinhalisation is creeping in Jaffna, citadel of Tamil culture, and in the Wanni, their homeland.

    Buddhist stupas are rising on Hindu temples flattened by indiscriminate bombing during the Eelam war. Towns, villages and streets are renamed after the victorious Sri Lankan army officers who had inflicted much pain and humiliation on the innocent Tamil population. The occupied military shows scant regard to the basic constitutional or human rights of the Tamil people. Life for them has become overwhelmingly oppressive.

    Amidst this grim scenario, the Rajapaksa regime expects India to save it from international indictment, following the UN panel report on war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces against innocent Tamils.

    The choice before the international community is between finding a solution to the Tamil national question and allowing Colombo to continue its genocide and extermination programme of ethnic Tamils in the country.

    Formation of Tamil Eelam is the only way forward. The entire Western world, including the USA, is now convinced of the genuineness of the vanquished LTTE’s liberation struggle.

    Even the Sinhalese have begun to realise that they have made a mistake in re-electing Rajapaksa President as he faces the possibility of being hauled up before the International Court of Justice to face war crimes charges and bring disgrace to their country.

    While New Delhi is caught in a cleft stick, the newly elected Tamil Nadu government of Jayalalithaa, unlike her predecessor Muthuvel Karunanidhi of the DMK, has taken the initiative of helping Eelam Tamils achieve their goal.

    She had a resolution passed unanimously in the State Assembly demanding the government of India impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. If implemented, it would hurt the economy of Sri Lanka and force Rajapaksa to concede the legitimate demand of its ethnic Tamils.

    Anticipating Jayalalithaa taking a stand different from that of the DMK, Rajapaksa had sent an emissary to Hyderabad to enlist the services of Telugu Desam leader Chandrababu Naidu to cultivate the friendship of the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    The Governor’s address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly referred to the pathetic life of subjugation in which the Sri Lankan Tamils were living in their homeland and urged the Manmohan Singh government to prevail upon Sri Lanka the need for taking immediate measures to rehabilitate the uprooted Tamils in their own area.

  16. Voice of Jayalalithaa may be a dawn of new hope for Sri Lankan Tamils http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/526/Eelam-
    When the British retreated from Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka, in 1948, it comprised two nation states – the Northern and the Eastern Provinces constituting the Tamil state and the rest of the country constituting the Sinhala state with a central government based in Colombo.

    Sri Lankan politics since independence shows the Tamils have been reactive to Sinhalese politics which clearly has been hegemonistic. Since the hopes and aspirations of the Tamils were never fulfilled by the Sinhalese dominated governments, they began with the demand for responsive co-operation which spanned the period from 1948-56.

    The demand progressed to federal state during 1957-72 and culminated with the demand for a separate state of Tamil Eelam with the Vaddukotai resolution in 1976
    The mainstream Tamil political leadership confined its strategies to peaceful negotiation and agitation, which made no progress whatsoever with the chauvinist Sinhala leadership.

    The Tamil youth viewed majoritarian democracy as rule of the brute Sinhalese majority and found it unacceptable. Politics is all about power. Understanding the essence of this tradition of politics in relation to state power, violence is what the Tamil youth opted for to achieve their goal. The notion of revolutionary violence in national liberation movements was given a new historical and ethical significance.

    Left to themselves, the militant Tamil youth would have achieved their goal of Eelam either as a state within Sri Lanka in a federal setup or as a separate state by the late 1980s

    The historical blunder committed by the young, inexperienced Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in sending a ‘peace keeping force’ ostensibly to help implement the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement of 1987 ended up fighting the LTTE cadre engaged in a liberation movement.

    Indian policy makers never got over the drubbing its armed forces suffered at the hands of a bunch of Tamil youth engaged in their freedom struggle. When Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to go for the kill in the summer of 2009, India extended him full support with armed men and material.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka may be down but not out. The Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been turned into colonies of the Sinhalese today. A puppet regime drawn up of renegade Tamils has been installed in the Eastern Province.

    The Northern Province, for all practical purposes, is under military rule. Sinhalisation is creeping in Jaffna, citadel of Tamil culture, and in the Wanni, their homeland.

    Buddhist stupas are rising on Hindu temples flattened by indiscriminate bombing during the Eelam war. Towns, villages and streets are renamed after the victorious Sri Lankan army officers who had inflicted much pain and humiliation on the innocent Tamil population. The occupied military shows scant regard to the basic constitutional or human rights of the Tamil people. Life for them has become overwhelmingly oppressive.

    Amidst this grim scenario, the Rajapaksa regime expects India to save it from international indictment, following the UN panel report on war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces against innocent Tamils.

    The choice before the international community is between finding a solution to the Tamil national question and allowing Colombo to continue its genocide and extermination programme of ethnic Tamils in the country.

    Formation of Tamil Eelam is the only way forward. The entire Western world, including the USA, is now convinced of the genuineness of the vanquished LTTE’s liberation struggle.

    Even the Sinhalese have begun to realise that they have made a mistake in re-electing Rajapaksa President as he faces the possibility of being hauled up before the International Court of Justice to face war crimes charges and bring disgrace to their country.

    While New Delhi is caught in a cleft stick, the newly elected Tamil Nadu government of Jayalalithaa, unlike her predecessor Muthuvel Karunanidhi of the DMK, has taken the initiative of helping Eelam Tamils achieve their goal.

    She had a resolution passed unanimously in the State Assembly demanding the government of India impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. If implemented, it would hurt the economy of Sri Lanka and force Rajapaksa to concede the legitimate demand of its ethnic Tamils.

    Anticipating Jayalalithaa taking a stand different from that of the DMK, Rajapaksa had sent an emissary to Hyderabad to enlist the services of Telugu Desam leader Chandrababu Naidu to cultivate the friendship of the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    The Governor’s address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly referred to the pathetic life of subjugation in which the Sri Lankan Tamils were living in their homeland and urged the Manmohan Singh government to prevail upon Sri Lanka the need for taking immediate measures to rehabilitate the uprooted Tamils in their own area.

  17. Voice of Jayalalithaa may be a dawn of new hope for Sri Lankan Tamils http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/526/Eelam-
    When the British retreated from Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka, in 1948, it comprised two nation states – the Northern and the Eastern Provinces constituting the Tamil state and the rest of the country constituting the Sinhala state with a central government based in Colombo.

    Sri Lankan politics since independence shows the Tamils have been reactive to Sinhalese politics which clearly has been hegemonistic. Since the hopes and aspirations of the Tamils were never fulfilled by the Sinhalese dominated governments, they began with the demand for responsive co-operation which spanned the period from 1948-56.

    The demand progressed to federal state during 1957-72 and culminated with the demand for a separate state of Tamil Eelam with the Vaddukotai resolution in 1976
    The mainstream Tamil political leadership confined its strategies to peaceful negotiation and agitation, which made no progress whatsoever with the chauvinist Sinhala leadership.

    The Tamil youth viewed majoritarian democracy as rule of the brute Sinhalese majority and found it unacceptable. Politics is all about power. Understanding the essence of this tradition of politics in relation to state power, violence is what the Tamil youth opted for to achieve their goal. The notion of revolutionary violence in national liberation movements was given a new historical and ethical significance.

    Left to themselves, the militant Tamil youth would have achieved their goal of Eelam either as a state within Sri Lanka in a federal setup or as a separate state by the late 1980s

    The historical blunder committed by the young, inexperienced Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in sending a ‘peace keeping force’ ostensibly to help implement the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement of 1987 ended up fighting the LTTE cadre engaged in a liberation movement.

    Indian policy makers never got over the drubbing its armed forces suffered at the hands of a bunch of Tamil youth engaged in their freedom struggle. When Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to go for the kill in the summer of 2009, India extended him full support with armed men and material.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka may be down but not out. The Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been turned into colonies of the Sinhalese today. A puppet regime drawn up of renegade Tamils has been installed in the Eastern Province.

    The Northern Province, for all practical purposes, is under military rule. Sinhalisation is creeping in Jaffna, citadel of Tamil culture, and in the Wanni, their homeland.

    Buddhist stupas are rising on Hindu temples flattened by indiscriminate bombing during the Eelam war. Towns, villages and streets are renamed after the victorious Sri Lankan army officers who had inflicted much pain and humiliation on the innocent Tamil population. The occupied military shows scant regard to the basic constitutional or human rights of the Tamil people. Life for them has become overwhelmingly oppressive.

    Amidst this grim scenario, the Rajapaksa regime expects India to save it from international indictment, following the UN panel report on war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces against innocent Tamils.

    The choice before the international community is between finding a solution to the Tamil national question and allowing Colombo to continue its genocide and extermination programme of ethnic Tamils in the country.

    Formation of Tamil Eelam is the only way forward. The entire Western world, including the USA, is now convinced of the genuineness of the vanquished LTTE’s liberation struggle.

    Even the Sinhalese have begun to realise that they have made a mistake in re-electing Rajapaksa President as he faces the possibility of being hauled up before the International Court of Justice to face war crimes charges and bring disgrace to their country.

    While New Delhi is caught in a cleft stick, the newly elected Tamil Nadu government of Jayalalithaa, unlike her predecessor Muthuvel Karunanidhi of the DMK, has taken the initiative of helping Eelam Tamils achieve their goal.

    She had a resolution passed unanimously in the State Assembly demanding the government of India impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. If implemented, it would hurt the economy of Sri Lanka and force Rajapaksa to concede the legitimate demand of its ethnic Tamils.

    Anticipating Jayalalithaa taking a stand different from that of the DMK, Rajapaksa had sent an emissary to Hyderabad to enlist the services of Telugu Desam leader Chandrababu Naidu to cultivate the friendship of the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    The Governor’s address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly referred to the pathetic life of subjugation in which the Sri Lankan Tamils were living in their homeland and urged the Manmohan Singh government to prevail upon Sri Lanka the need for taking immediate measures to rehabilitate the uprooted Tamils in their own area.

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

    Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.

    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don't even need proper burial.

    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven't found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.

    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.

    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.

    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.

  19. Voice of Jayalalithaa may be a dawn of new hope for Sri Lankan Tamils
    http://www.theweekendleader.com/Causes/526/Eelam-inevitable.html
    When the British retreated from Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka, in 1948, it comprised two nation states – the Northern and the Eastern Provinces constituting the Tamil state and the rest of the country constituting the Sinhala state with a central government based in Colombo.

    Sri Lankan politics since independence shows the Tamils have been reactive to Sinhalese politics which clearly has been hegemonistic. Since the hopes and aspirations of the Tamils were never fulfilled by the Sinhalese dominated governments, they began with the demand for responsive co-operation which spanned the period from 1948-56.

    The demand progressed to federal state during 1957-72 and culminated with the demand for a separate state of Tamil Eelam with the Vaddukotai resolution in 1976
    The mainstream Tamil political leadership confined its strategies to peaceful negotiation and agitation, which made no progress whatsoever with the chauvinist Sinhala leadership.

    The Tamil youth viewed majoritarian democracy as rule of the brute Sinhalese majority and found it unacceptable. Politics is all about power. Understanding the essence of this tradition of politics in relation to state power, violence is what the Tamil youth opted for to achieve their goal. The notion of revolutionary violence in national liberation movements was given a new historical and ethical significance.

    Left to themselves, the militant Tamil youth would have achieved their goal of Eelam either as a state within Sri Lanka in a federal setup or as a separate state by the late 1980s

    The historical blunder committed by the young, inexperienced Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in sending a ‘peace keeping force’ ostensibly to help implement the Indo-Sri Lanka agreement of 1987 ended up fighting the LTTE cadre engaged in a liberation movement.

    Indian policy makers never got over the drubbing its armed forces suffered at the hands of a bunch of Tamil youth engaged in their freedom struggle. When Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to go for the kill in the summer of 2009, India extended him full support with armed men and material.

    Tamils in Sri Lanka may be down but not out. The Northern and the Eastern Provinces have been turned into colonies of the Sinhalese today. A puppet regime drawn up of renegade Tamils has been installed in the Eastern Province.

    The Northern Province, for all practical purposes, is under military rule. Sinhalisation is creeping in Jaffna, citadel of Tamil culture, and in the Wanni, their homeland.

    Buddhist stupas are rising on Hindu temples flattened by indiscriminate bombing during the Eelam war. Towns, villages and streets are renamed after the victorious Sri Lankan army officers who had inflicted much pain and humiliation on the innocent Tamil population. The occupied military shows scant regard to the basic constitutional or human rights of the Tamil people. Life for them has become overwhelmingly oppressive.

    Amidst this grim scenario, the Rajapaksa regime expects India to save it from international indictment, following the UN panel report on war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces against innocent Tamils.

    The choice before the international community is between finding a solution to the Tamil national question and allowing Colombo to continue its genocide and extermination programme of ethnic Tamils in the country.

    Formation of Tamil Eelam is the only way forward. The entire Western world, including the USA, is now convinced of the genuineness of the vanquished LTTE’s liberation struggle.

    Even the Sinhalese have begun to realise that they have made a mistake in re-electing Rajapaksa President as he faces the possibility of being hauled up before the International Court of Justice to face war crimes charges and bring disgrace to their country.

    While New Delhi is caught in a cleft stick, the newly elected Tamil Nadu government of Jayalalithaa, unlike her predecessor Muthuvel Karunanidhi of the DMK, has taken the initiative of helping Eelam Tamils achieve their goal.

    She had a resolution passed unanimously in the State Assembly demanding the government of India impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. If implemented, it would hurt the economy of Sri Lanka and force Rajapaksa to concede the legitimate demand of its ethnic Tamils.

    Anticipating Jayalalithaa taking a stand different from that of the DMK, Rajapaksa had sent an emissary to Hyderabad to enlist the services of Telugu Desam leader Chandrababu Naidu to cultivate the friendship of the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    The Governor’s address to the Tamil Nadu Assembly referred to the pathetic life of subjugation in which the Sri Lankan Tamils were living in their homeland and urged the Manmohan Singh government to prevail upon Sri Lanka the need for taking immediate measures to rehabilitate the uprooted Tamils in their own area.

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

    Blind folded, hands tied behind their backs, naked, on their knees, not knowing what was happening around but hearing just the sounds of Sinhala soldiers mocking and laughing, occasional gun shots. What could have gone through the minds of these young Tamil men in their final hours? They were executed in a most cruel manner just for a simple reason that they were Tamils.

    Their mothers bore them in pain, gave birth to them in pain, fed them from their breasts and toiled for years to bring them up. Their children found safety and protection in their arms. These were ordinary men who had dreams about their future. Just like any of us, they also wanted to see their children growing up. They trusted the world around them to come for their rescue even at their last minutes. But their lives were cut short. They were looked down by their enemies as rotten pieces of meat that don’t even need proper burial.

    Many were shocked and felt so sick in and out after seeing the video clips of Tamils being executed as innocent lambs in broad day light. Strangely many Tamils living in the West haven’t found it as shocking because they have witnessed hundreds and hundreds of such incidents in their own villages and towns. Their eyes had seen their loved ones being butchered with knives, swords, guns and bombs.They saw their houses being burned down and farms being destroyed.

    They saw their sisters and mothers being abused and raped. Their fathers were shot and killed in front of weeping children and mothers. Their loved ones and friends were killed in prisons, schools, hospitals and in their own homes. Tamils in Sri Lanka no longer have a voice and they no longer have the right to turn left or right. They see their enemies marching from the North, South, East and the West. A community that once fought for equal rights is now fighting for its bare survival.

    Interestingly, Sri Lankan war criminals who have been committing such deadly crimes are not all happy about the world watching what they do to the vulnerable. They have no way to defend their atrocities so they just deny the video as fake. UN investigators have confirmed that the video was authentic.

    What was shown on channel 4 is just a drop in the ocean. Many eyes in Sri Lanka have witnessed crimes that were much crueller than this. Thousands of digital pictures and video clips, many satellite images and other concrete evidences are available to prove without a shadow of doubt that Sri Lankan regime is still committing countless crimes against the Tamil community in Sri Lanka with the excuse of fighting terror.

  21. @ Lion’s Testicles (Lebbey)

    We will retake our Muslim Homelands in the East of Sri Lanka, currently occupied by the Genocidel Singalese and Terrorist Elam Tamils.

    Peace go with you brother.

  22. @ Lion’s Testicles (Lebbey)

    We will retake our Muslim Homelands in the East of Sri Lanka, currently occupied by the Genocidel Singalese and Terrorist Elam Tamils.

    Peace go with you brother.

  23. It is a moment that speaks volumes. While the Kfir combat jets of the Sri Lankan airforce scream overhead and the heavy artillery of the Sri Lankan army maintains a remorseless barrage on the ground below, a family of terrified Tamil civilians huddle in a shallow trench.

    It is January 2009, and the beginning of the end of the 25-year war for an independent state of Tamil Eelam. The increasingly battered remnants of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are on the run and along with perhaps 400,000 Tamil civilians, they are being herded into an ever smaller area of land in north-east Sri Lanka.

    The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – armed with the rhetoric of the “international war on terror” and the tacit support of most of the world – believes it has a licence to eradicate the Tamil Tigers for ever. The UN and other international agencies have been pressurised into leaving, the world’s media have been excluded and critical local journalists have been exiled, disappeared or murdered. The world is looking away.

    As the shells fall, the trench provides little protection. It is only three feet deep and the adults, crouched protectively over their children, can barely get their heads below the level of the ground. But someone has not jumped into the trench; someone with a small video camera. Despite the nearby crump of the shells, he keeps filming. A woman in the trench is clutching a baby and crying desperately. “Please get in the bunker! Don’t take the video!” she shouts in Tamil. “What are you going to do with the video? They are killing everyone …”
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/14/lifting-

  24. It is a moment that speaks volumes. While the Kfir combat jets of the Sri Lankan airforce scream overhead and the heavy artillery of the Sri Lankan army maintains a remorseless barrage on the ground below, a family of terrified Tamil civilians huddle in a shallow trench.

    It is January 2009, and the beginning of the end of the 25-year war for an independent state of Tamil Eelam. The increasingly battered remnants of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are on the run and along with perhaps 400,000 Tamil civilians, they are being herded into an ever smaller area of land in north-east Sri Lanka.

    The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – armed with the rhetoric of the “international war on terror” and the tacit support of most of the world – believes it has a licence to eradicate the Tamil Tigers for ever. The UN and other international agencies have been pressurised into leaving, the world’s media have been excluded and critical local journalists have been exiled, disappeared or murdered. The world is looking away.

    As the shells fall, the trench provides little protection. It is only three feet deep and the adults, crouched protectively over their children, can barely get their heads below the level of the ground. But someone has not jumped into the trench; someone with a small video camera. Despite the nearby crump of the shells, he keeps filming. A woman in the trench is clutching a baby and crying desperately. “Please get in the bunker! Don’t take the video!” she shouts in Tamil. “What are you going to do with the video? They are killing everyone …”
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/14/lifting-

  25. It is a moment that speaks volumes. While the Kfir combat jets of the Sri Lankan airforce scream overhead and the heavy artillery of the Sri Lankan army maintains a remorseless barrage on the ground below, a family of terrified Tamil civilians huddle in a shallow trench.

    It is January 2009, and the beginning of the end of the 25-year war for an independent state of Tamil Eelam. The increasingly battered remnants of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are on the run and along with perhaps 400,000 Tamil civilians, they are being herded into an ever smaller area of land in north-east Sri Lanka.

    The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – armed with the rhetoric of the “international war on terror” and the tacit support of most of the world – believes it has a licence to eradicate the Tamil Tigers for ever. The UN and other international agencies have been pressurised into leaving, the world’s media have been excluded and critical local journalists have been exiled, disappeared or murdered. The world is looking away.

    As the shells fall, the trench provides little protection. It is only three feet deep and the adults, crouched protectively over their children, can barely get their heads below the level of the ground. But someone has not jumped into the trench; someone with a small video camera. Despite the nearby crump of the shells, he keeps filming. A woman in the trench is clutching a baby and crying desperately. “Please get in the bunker! Don’t take the video!” she shouts in Tamil. “What are you going to do with the video? They are killing everyone …”
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/14/lifting-

  26. War crimes: The world has seen the evidence. Now we must act http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/

    The broadcast last week of Channel 4's Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary was a defining moment not just for the media, but for those who investigate war crimes. Chronicling the final bloody weeks in 2009 of the country's civil war which claimed the lives of at least 40,000 Tamil civilians, it captured in sometimes grainy, often terrifying footage, the horrors of a nation violently divided.

    One scene in the documentary, showing three people being executed, was apparently recorded on a mobile phone by a Sri Lankan government soldier as a trophy video.

  27. War crimes: The world has seen the evidence. Now we must act http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/

    The broadcast last week of Channel 4's Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary was a defining moment not just for the media, but for those who investigate war crimes. Chronicling the final bloody weeks in 2009 of the country's civil war which claimed the lives of at least 40,000 Tamil civilians, it captured in sometimes grainy, often terrifying footage, the horrors of a nation violently divided.

    One scene in the documentary, showing three people being executed, was apparently recorded on a mobile phone by a Sri Lankan government soldier as a trophy video.

  28. War crimes: The world has seen the evidence. Now we must act http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/

    The broadcast last week of Channel 4's Sri Lanka's Killing Fields documentary was a defining moment not just for the media, but for those who investigate war crimes. Chronicling the final bloody weeks in 2009 of the country's civil war which claimed the lives of at least 40,000 Tamil civilians, it captured in sometimes grainy, often terrifying footage, the horrors of a nation violently divided.

    One scene in the documentary, showing three people being executed, was apparently recorded on a mobile phone by a Sri Lankan government soldier as a trophy video.

  29. It is a moment that speaks volumes. While the Kfir combat jets of the Sri Lankan airforce scream overhead and the heavy artillery of the Sri Lankan army maintains a remorseless barrage on the ground below, a family of terrified Tamil civilians huddle in a shallow trench.

    It is January 2009, and the beginning of the end of the 25-year war for an independent state of Tamil Eelam. The increasingly battered remnants of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are on the run and along with perhaps 400,000 Tamil civilians, they are being herded into an ever smaller area of land in north-east Sri Lanka.

    The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa – armed with the rhetoric of the “international war on terror” and the tacit support of most of the world – believes it has a licence to eradicate the Tamil Tigers for ever. The UN and other international agencies have been pressurised into leaving, the world’s media have been excluded and critical local journalists have been exiled, disappeared or murdered. The world is looking away.

    As the shells fall, the trench provides little protection. It is only three feet deep and the adults, crouched protectively over their children, can barely get their heads below the level of the ground. But someone has not jumped into the trench; someone with a small video camera. Despite the nearby crump of the shells, he keeps filming. A woman in the trench is clutching a baby and crying desperately. “Please get in the bunker! Don’t take the video!” she shouts in Tamil. “What are you going to do with the video? They are killing everyone …”

    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/14/lifting-the-lid-on-sri-lankas-war-crimes-callum-macrae-guardian-uk/#more

  30. War crimes: The world has seen the evidence. Now we must act
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/19/observer-editorial-war-crimes-sri-lanka

    The broadcast last week of Channel 4′s Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields documentary was a defining moment not just for the media, but for those who investigate war crimes. Chronicling the final bloody weeks in 2009 of the country’s civil war which claimed the lives of at least 40,000 Tamil civilians, it captured in sometimes grainy, often terrifying footage, the horrors of a nation violently divided.

    One scene in the documentary, showing three people being executed, was apparently recorded on a mobile phone by a Sri Lankan government soldier as a trophy video.

  31. The Channel 4 / ITN video

    Channel 4 is the broadcaster who commissioned the film.
    Channel 4 News, based at The Independent Television News (ITN) did the research, production and presentation.

    Channel 4 is based at 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX.

    Channel 4 News is based at the ITN building – 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ.

    ITN http://tinyurl.com/64b7ujh

    All the usual suspects: Jonathan Miller, Jon Snow, Nick Paton-Walsh etc. work for Channel 4 News at ITN.
    http://tinyurl.com/6dn9j3l

  32. The Channel 4 / ITN video

    Channel 4 is the broadcaster who commissioned the film.
    Channel 4 News, based at The Independent Television News (ITN) did the research, production and presentation.

    Channel 4 is based at 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX.

    Channel 4 News is based at the ITN building – 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ.

    ITN http://tinyurl.com/64b7ujh

    All the usual suspects: Jonathan Miller, Jon Snow, Nick Paton-Walsh etc. work for Channel 4 News at ITN.
    http://tinyurl.com/6dn9j3l

  33. The Channel 4 / ITN video

    Channel 4 is the broadcaster who commissioned the film.
    Channel 4 News, based at The Independent Television News (ITN) did the research, production and presentation.

    Channel 4 is based at 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX.

    Channel 4 News is based at the ITN building – 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ.

    ITN http://tinyurl.com/64b7ujh

    All the usual suspects: Jonathan Miller, Jon Snow, Nick Paton-Walsh etc. work for Channel 4 News at ITN.
    http://tinyurl.com/6dn9j3l

  34. Nagendrarajah Suthakaran tried to hang himself early on Thursday morning at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, in a desperate bid to avoid being deported back to Sri Lanka.Mr Suthakaran's lawyer is applying to have his client released on bail, with his brother, who lives in the UK, providing surety.

    Please sign the petition @ Release Nagendrarajah Suthakaran

  35. The Channel 4 / ITN video

    Channel 4 is the broadcaster who commissioned the film.
    Channel 4 News, based at The Independent Television News (ITN) did the research, production and presentation.

    Channel 4 is based at 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX.

    Channel 4 News is based at the ITN building – 200 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8XZ.

    ITN
    http://tinyurl.com/64b7ujh

    All the usual suspects: Jonathan Miller, Jon Snow, Nick Paton-Walsh etc. work for Channel 4 News at ITN.

    http://tinyurl.com/6dn9j3l

  36. India still playing a game on Tamils life???

    India uses UN report on Sri Lanka to assert its interests http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/insl-j1
    A visit by a high-level Indian delegation to Sri Lanka last week underscored the tense relations between the two neighbours. New Delhi is particularly concerned about Sri Lanka’s deepening relations with India’s rival, China, and is exploiting a UN report on Sri Lankan war crimes to put pressure on Colombo. The delegation, headed by National Defence Advisor Shivashankar Menon, included Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar. During the two-day visit from June 10, they met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and other senior officials.

  37. Sri Lanka president rejects US court summons.

    Sri Lanka president will be admitting the responsibility of the killings of civilians if he does not respond to the summons issued by a US court seeking compensation by three Tamil victims, their lawyer says. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1

    Attack continues against Tamil prisoners http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_19_00
    Several Tamil political prisoners in the Kandy Bogambara prison was severely attacked by the prison officials on 14.06.2011 and admitted in the prison hospital.

  38. Nagendrarajah Suthakaran tried to hang himself early on Thursday morning at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, in a desperate bid to avoid being deported back to Sri Lanka.Mr Suthakaran’s lawyer is applying to have his client released on bail, with his brother, who lives in the UK, providing surety.

    Please sign the petition @ Release Nagendrarajah Suthakaran

  39. India still playing a game on Tamils life???

    India uses UN report on Sri Lanka to assert its interests http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/insl-j1
    A visit by a high-level Indian delegation to Sri Lanka last week underscored the tense relations between the two neighbours. New Delhi is particularly concerned about Sri Lanka’s deepening relations with India’s rival, China, and is exploiting a UN report on Sri Lankan war crimes to put pressure on Colombo. The delegation, headed by National Defence Advisor Shivashankar Menon, included Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar. During the two-day visit from June 10, they met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and other senior officials.

  40. India still playing a game on Tamils life???

    India uses UN report on Sri Lanka to assert its interests http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/insl-j1
    A visit by a high-level Indian delegation to Sri Lanka last week underscored the tense relations between the two neighbours. New Delhi is particularly concerned about Sri Lanka’s deepening relations with India’s rival, China, and is exploiting a UN report on Sri Lankan war crimes to put pressure on Colombo. The delegation, headed by National Defence Advisor Shivashankar Menon, included Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar. During the two-day visit from June 10, they met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and other senior officials.

  41. Sri Lanka president rejects US court summons.

    Sri Lanka president will be admitting the responsibility of the killings of civilians if he does not respond to the summons issued by a US court seeking compensation by three Tamil victims, their lawyer says. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1

    Attack continues against Tamil prisoners http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_19_00
    Several Tamil political prisoners in the Kandy Bogambara prison was severely attacked by the prison officials on 14.06.2011 and admitted in the prison hospital.

  42. Sri Lanka president rejects US court summons.

    Sri Lanka president will be admitting the responsibility of the killings of civilians if he does not respond to the summons issued by a US court seeking compensation by three Tamil victims, their lawyer says. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1

    Attack continues against Tamil prisoners http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_19_00
    Several Tamil political prisoners in the Kandy Bogambara prison was severely attacked by the prison officials on 14.06.2011 and admitted in the prison hospital.

  43. I think most people who have watched the Killing Fields would have seen the naked bodies of the dead, men and women being stripped naked and the close in the focus on the private parts of women. The Army guys are very corrupted individuals. Especially, on the moral levels having a vulgar culture.

    They normally watch Pornographic stuff, movies and vulgar porno magazines in Sinhalese. So, obviously they are more prone to act vulgarism. It is prevalent everywhere. If you happen to notice their behaviour you would have found them fighting and killing just for the sake of a girl in a street musical show or for some extra marital relationships which is rampant among the forces personnel.

    Haven't you seen the Sigiriya fresco? It depicts women topless. So, they're religion & cultures teaches no harm in porno. It is venerated and displayed in public.

    If anyone has gone to a Public Park in Colombo or the botanical gardens in peradeniya, and in the universities one will be able to witness the vulgarity which is openly practiced with lovers hugging each other cuddling and openly having oral sex. There are couples next to each other in close proximity, having open oral sex and masturbations. And they have no shame or no one finds it wrong. We have seen it with our own eyes.

    This is the prevalent culture that is dominating in the hidden circles of individuals in social groupings.

  44. Sri Lanka internment camps compared to Nazi gas chambers http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “We saw how the Sri Lankan government created protected zones whose only equivalent that I can think of are the gas chambers of the Nazis who duped their victims into believing they were safe and then killed them. Corralled into an ever-shrinking space, civilians were bombed and shelled. Thousands died. Desperate doctors performed amputations on children without anesthetic. Disease, starvation, infection decimated the population,” says an Israeli blogger in an article titled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – what genocide actually looks like” written after viewing the Channel-4 documentary on Sri Lanka’s war.

    Excerpts from the review article follows: 

 “The program included stomach-turning graphic mobile phone footage of summary executions, hundreds of dead bodies, including those of women who had been raped and then shot.

    “It showed hospitals and hospital field units being bombed and shelled.

    “You felt the fear, the desperation, the horror, the hopelessness.

    “We saw the UN leaving a town to its fate because the government said it could no longer guarantee the safety of its personnel and we saw the people of that town pleading with the UN not to go.

    “We saw UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s cursory and rapid visit to what can only be described as a concentration camp, rather like the Red cross visiting Teresienstadt and reporting all is well,” Ray Cook writing in his popular blog says.

    Labeling the killings as a clear case of ‘genocide,’ Cook continues, “And it wasn’t just the Sri Lankan army who were guilty. The Tamil Tigers are by no means innocent. They prevented their own people from escaping so they could use them as human shields, killing many who dared to run for their life.

    “The program left no doubt that both sides were guilty of serious war crimes, but the Sri Lankan government, in its attempt to end the decades long conflict with the Tamils, embarked on a policy of genocide. Any Tamil was guilty by association. There was no mercy. The army was out of control and rampant.

    “The Sri Lankan government employed deceit to cover up its crimes; it did not allow journalists to enter the war zone, it tried to convince the world that a ‘No-Fly Zone’ had been created to protect civilians when its purpose was clearly the opposite. It sought to maximize casualties hiding behind the excuse that the Tigers were using these zones to fire at the army.

    “It deliberately targeted hospitals to such a blatant degree that the Tamils pleased with the Red Cross not to pass the army the co-ordinates of their field hospitals because evidence was clear that when they did so, a few hours later, they were shelled.”

  45. India still playing a game on Tamils life???

    India uses UN report on Sri Lanka to assert its interests
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/insl-j18.shtml
    A visit by a high-level Indian delegation to Sri Lanka last week underscored the tense relations between the two neighbours. New Delhi is particularly concerned about Sri Lanka’s deepening relations with India’s rival, China, and is exploiting a UN report on Sri Lankan war crimes to put pressure on Colombo. The delegation, headed by National Defence Advisor Shivashankar Menon, included Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar. During the two-day visit from June 10, they met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and other senior officials.

  46. Sri Lanka president rejects US court summons.

    Sri Lanka president will be admitting the responsibility of the killings of civilians if he does not respond to the summons issued by a US court seeking compensation by three Tamil victims, their lawyer says.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/110618_mahinda_us_court.shtml

    Attack continues against Tamil prisoners
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_19_001.html
    Several Tamil political prisoners in the Kandy Bogambara prison was severely attacked by the prison officials on 14.06.2011 and admitted in the prison hospital.

  47. Sri Lanka internment camps compared to Nazi gas chambers http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “We saw how the Sri Lankan government created protected zones whose only equivalent that I can think of are the gas chambers of the Nazis who duped their victims into believing they were safe and then killed them. Corralled into an ever-shrinking space, civilians were bombed and shelled. Thousands died. Desperate doctors performed amputations on children without anesthetic. Disease, starvation, infection decimated the population,” says an Israeli blogger in an article titled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – what genocide actually looks like” written after viewing the Channel-4 documentary on Sri Lanka’s war.

    Excerpts from the review article follows: 

 “The program included stomach-turning graphic mobile phone footage of summary executions, hundreds of dead bodies, including those of women who had been raped and then shot.

    “It showed hospitals and hospital field units being bombed and shelled.

    “You felt the fear, the desperation, the horror, the hopelessness.

    “We saw the UN leaving a town to its fate because the government said it could no longer guarantee the safety of its personnel and we saw the people of that town pleading with the UN not to go.

    “We saw UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s cursory and rapid visit to what can only be described as a concentration camp, rather like the Red cross visiting Teresienstadt and reporting all is well,” Ray Cook writing in his popular blog says.

    Labeling the killings as a clear case of ‘genocide,’ Cook continues, “And it wasn’t just the Sri Lankan army who were guilty. The Tamil Tigers are by no means innocent. They prevented their own people from escaping so they could use them as human shields, killing many who dared to run for their life.

    “The program left no doubt that both sides were guilty of serious war crimes, but the Sri Lankan government, in its attempt to end the decades long conflict with the Tamils, embarked on a policy of genocide. Any Tamil was guilty by association. There was no mercy. The army was out of control and rampant.

    “The Sri Lankan government employed deceit to cover up its crimes; it did not allow journalists to enter the war zone, it tried to convince the world that a ‘No-Fly Zone’ had been created to protect civilians when its purpose was clearly the opposite. It sought to maximize casualties hiding behind the excuse that the Tigers were using these zones to fire at the army.

    “It deliberately targeted hospitals to such a blatant degree that the Tamils pleased with the Red Cross not to pass the army the co-ordinates of their field hospitals because evidence was clear that when they did so, a few hours later, they were shelled.”

  48. Sri Lanka internment camps compared to Nazi gas chambers http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    “We saw how the Sri Lankan government created protected zones whose only equivalent that I can think of are the gas chambers of the Nazis who duped their victims into believing they were safe and then killed them. Corralled into an ever-shrinking space, civilians were bombed and shelled. Thousands died. Desperate doctors performed amputations on children without anesthetic. Disease, starvation, infection decimated the population,” says an Israeli blogger in an article titled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – what genocide actually looks like” written after viewing the Channel-4 documentary on Sri Lanka’s war.

    Excerpts from the review article follows: 

 “The program included stomach-turning graphic mobile phone footage of summary executions, hundreds of dead bodies, including those of women who had been raped and then shot.

    “It showed hospitals and hospital field units being bombed and shelled.

    “You felt the fear, the desperation, the horror, the hopelessness.

    “We saw the UN leaving a town to its fate because the government said it could no longer guarantee the safety of its personnel and we saw the people of that town pleading with the UN not to go.

    “We saw UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s cursory and rapid visit to what can only be described as a concentration camp, rather like the Red cross visiting Teresienstadt and reporting all is well,” Ray Cook writing in his popular blog says.

    Labeling the killings as a clear case of ‘genocide,’ Cook continues, “And it wasn’t just the Sri Lankan army who were guilty. The Tamil Tigers are by no means innocent. They prevented their own people from escaping so they could use them as human shields, killing many who dared to run for their life.

    “The program left no doubt that both sides were guilty of serious war crimes, but the Sri Lankan government, in its attempt to end the decades long conflict with the Tamils, embarked on a policy of genocide. Any Tamil was guilty by association. There was no mercy. The army was out of control and rampant.

    “The Sri Lankan government employed deceit to cover up its crimes; it did not allow journalists to enter the war zone, it tried to convince the world that a ‘No-Fly Zone’ had been created to protect civilians when its purpose was clearly the opposite. It sought to maximize casualties hiding behind the excuse that the Tigers were using these zones to fire at the army.

    “It deliberately targeted hospitals to such a blatant degree that the Tamils pleased with the Red Cross not to pass the army the co-ordinates of their field hospitals because evidence was clear that when they did so, a few hours later, they were shelled.”

  49. I think most people who have watched the Killing Fields would have seen the naked bodies of the dead, men and women being stripped naked and the close in the focus on the private parts of women. The Army guys are very corrupted individuals. Especially, on the moral levels having a vulgar culture.

    They normally watch Pornographic stuff, movies and vulgar porno magazines in Sinhalese. So, obviously they are more prone to act vulgarism. It is prevalent everywhere. If you happen to notice their behaviour you would have found them fighting and killing just for the sake of a girl in a street musical show or for some extra marital relationships which is rampant among the forces personnel.

    Haven’t you seen the Sigiriya fresco? It depicts women topless. So, they’re religion & cultures teaches no harm in porno. It is venerated and displayed in public.

    If anyone has gone to a Public Park in Colombo or the botanical gardens in peradeniya, and in the universities one will be able to witness the vulgarity which is openly practiced with lovers hugging each other cuddling and openly having oral sex. There are couples next to each other in close proximity, having open oral sex and masturbations. And they have no shame or no one finds it wrong. We have seen it with our own eyes.

    This is the prevalent culture that is dominating in the hidden circles of individuals in social groupings.

  50. Dear Jim,
    The videos are indeed harrowing and If SL soldiers are identified as killing civilians, surrendering LTTE terrorists or rape, let them be prosecuted by SL military courts and the justice system, as has already happened previously. But SL should not entertain any form of international investigation until groups like AI have successfully managed to prosecute far worse war criminals from the Western bloc.

    By a very rough count, for the same period as the Eelam Wars 1-4, Western bloc military action has resulted in the deaths of over 1.6 million civilians, making even the Russian look like lily-livered humanitarians. No Western political or military leader has yet been indicted for War Crimes, punished by their domestic courts or been successfully pursued by Al, HRW, ICG etc. http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    p.s. Here's the fragrant Yolanda Foster (another SL 'expert') with some with some idiot from the British Tamil Forum (an LTTE front) publicising the C4 documentary! :) http://tinyurl.com/6b4hs9j

    You want 'truth' and 'justice'? Whose 'truth' and whose 'justice' ? It certainly won't be on your terms and it's going to be a long, long wait.

  51. Dear Jim,
    The videos are indeed harrowing and If SL soldiers are identified as killing civilians, surrendering LTTE terrorists or rape, let them be prosecuted by SL military courts and the justice system, as has already happened previously. But SL should not entertain any form of international investigation until groups like AI have successfully managed to prosecute far worse war criminals from the Western bloc.

    By a very rough count, for the same period as the Eelam Wars 1-4, Western bloc military action has resulted in the deaths of over 1.6 million civilians, making even the Russian look like lily-livered humanitarians. No Western political or military leader has yet been indicted for War Crimes, punished by their domestic courts or been successfully pursued by Al, HRW, ICG etc. http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    p.s. Here's the fragrant Yolanda Foster (another SL 'expert') with some with some idiot from the British Tamil Forum (an LTTE front) publicising the C4 documentary! :) http://tinyurl.com/6b4hs9j

    You want 'truth' and 'justice'? Whose 'truth' and whose 'justice' ? It certainly won't be on your terms and it's going to be a long, long wait.

  52. Dear Jim,
    The videos are indeed harrowing and If SL soldiers are identified as killing civilians, surrendering LTTE terrorists or rape, let them be prosecuted by SL military courts and the justice system, as has already happened previously. But SL should not entertain any form of international investigation until groups like AI have successfully managed to prosecute far worse war criminals from the Western bloc.

    By a very rough count, for the same period as the Eelam Wars 1-4, Western bloc military action has resulted in the deaths of over 1.6 million civilians, making even the Russian look like lily-livered humanitarians. No Western political or military leader has yet been indicted for War Crimes, punished by their domestic courts or been successfully pursued by Al, HRW, ICG etc. http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    p.s. Here's the fragrant Yolanda Foster (another SL 'expert') with some with some idiot from the British Tamil Forum (an LTTE front) publicising the C4 documentary! :) http://tinyurl.com/6b4hs9j

    You want 'truth' and 'justice'? Whose 'truth' and whose 'justice' ? It certainly won't be on your terms and it's going to be a long, long wait.

  53. Sri Lanka internment camps compared to Nazi gas chambers
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34089

    “We saw how the Sri Lankan government created protected zones whose only equivalent that I can think of are the gas chambers of the Nazis who duped their victims into believing they were safe and then killed them. Corralled into an ever-shrinking space, civilians were bombed and shelled. Thousands died. Desperate doctors performed amputations on children without anesthetic. Disease, starvation, infection decimated the population,” says an Israeli blogger in an article titled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields – what genocide actually looks like” written after viewing the Channel-4 documentary on Sri Lanka’s war.

    Excerpts from the review article follows: 

 “The program included stomach-turning graphic mobile phone footage of summary executions, hundreds of dead bodies, including those of women who had been raped and then shot.

    “It showed hospitals and hospital field units being bombed and shelled.

    “You felt the fear, the desperation, the horror, the hopelessness.

    “We saw the UN leaving a town to its fate because the government said it could no longer guarantee the safety of its personnel and we saw the people of that town pleading with the UN not to go.

    “We saw UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s cursory and rapid visit to what can only be described as a concentration camp, rather like the Red cross visiting Teresienstadt and reporting all is well,” Ray Cook writing in his popular blog says.

    Labeling the killings as a clear case of ‘genocide,’ Cook continues, “And it wasn’t just the Sri Lankan army who were guilty. The Tamil Tigers are by no means innocent. They prevented their own people from escaping so they could use them as human shields, killing many who dared to run for their life.

    “The program left no doubt that both sides were guilty of serious war crimes, but the Sri Lankan government, in its attempt to end the decades long conflict with the Tamils, embarked on a policy of genocide. Any Tamil was guilty by association. There was no mercy. The army was out of control and rampant.

    “The Sri Lankan government employed deceit to cover up its crimes; it did not allow journalists to enter the war zone, it tried to convince the world that a ‘No-Fly Zone’ had been created to protect civilians when its purpose was clearly the opposite. It sought to maximize casualties hiding behind the excuse that the Tigers were using these zones to fire at the army.

    “It deliberately targeted hospitals to such a blatant degree that the Tamils pleased with the Red Cross not to pass the army the co-ordinates of their field hospitals because evidence was clear that when they did so, a few hours later, they were shelled.”

  54. Dear Jim,
    The videos are indeed harrowing and If SL soldiers are identified as killing civilians, surrendering LTTE terrorists or rape, let them be prosecuted by SL military courts and the justice system, as has already happened previously. But SL should not entertain any form of international investigation until groups like AI have successfully managed to prosecute far worse war criminals from the Western bloc.

    By a very rough count, for the same period as the Eelam Wars 1-4, Western bloc military action has resulted in the deaths of over 1.6 million civilians, making even the Russian look like lily-livered humanitarians. No Western political or military leader has yet been indicted for War Crimes, punished by their domestic courts or been successfully pursued by Al, HRW, ICG etc.
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/sri-lanka-can-never-beat-the-west/

    p.s. Here’s the fragrant Yolanda Foster (another SL ‘expert’) with some with some idiot from the British Tamil Forum (an LTTE front) publicising the C4 documentary! :) http://tinyurl.com/6b4hs9j

    You want ‘truth’ and ‘justice’? Whose ‘truth’ and whose ‘justice’ ? It certainly won’t be on your terms and it’s going to be a long, long wait.

  55. Mango
    Sri Lanka appointed many commissions called the Presidential Commissions of Inquiry into Involuntary Removals and Disappearances of Persons, sofar no one convicted, it is an eyewash. Many people reported missing in Sri Lanka have never been located and are presumed dead.

    What Is The Difference Between Libyan Civilians And Tamil Civilians? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_11

    United Nations and powerful states were maintaining a policy of non interference with regard to Sri Lanka and on the other hand some countries were directly involved in helping the final stages of the war.

    During the final days of Mullivaghzhal, neither the majority of the local human rights activists nor the political parties protested against the killing of civilians. They were silently watching and some were even enjoying the cold-blooded killings of civilians.

    Can the international community, the United Nations, powerful states, Sri Lankan government and some members of civil society explain why they maintained a deafening silence while the people of the North and East, especially civilians in the Mullivaghzhal were being killed in aerial bombing and artillery fire?

    Sri Lanka should not forget that if today’s stand of the international community had been applied in Sri Lanka in 2009, by now the 193rd member state in the United Nations would have been born.

    The most shameful thing is that as usual some local NGOs have once again started to use the suffering of the people in the North and East for their own financial benefits. These NGOs believe that development is more important to the people of the North and East than accountability and proper reconciliation. These NGOs want democracy to be restored without realising that since independence, the island has never enjoyed democracy, other than periodically voting in elections.

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

  56. Mango
    Sri Lanka appointed many commissions called the Presidential Commissions of Inquiry into Involuntary Removals and Disappearances of Persons, sofar no one convicted, it is an eyewash. Many people reported missing in Sri Lanka have never been located and are presumed dead.

    What Is The Difference Between Libyan Civilians And Tamil Civilians? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_11

    United Nations and powerful states were maintaining a policy of non interference with regard to Sri Lanka and on the other hand some countries were directly involved in helping the final stages of the war.

    During the final days of Mullivaghzhal, neither the majority of the local human rights activists nor the political parties protested against the killing of civilians. They were silently watching and some were even enjoying the cold-blooded killings of civilians.

    Can the international community, the United Nations, powerful states, Sri Lankan government and some members of civil society explain why they maintained a deafening silence while the people of the North and East, especially civilians in the Mullivaghzhal were being killed in aerial bombing and artillery fire?

    Sri Lanka should not forget that if today’s stand of the international community had been applied in Sri Lanka in 2009, by now the 193rd member state in the United Nations would have been born.

    The most shameful thing is that as usual some local NGOs have once again started to use the suffering of the people in the North and East for their own financial benefits. These NGOs believe that development is more important to the people of the North and East than accountability and proper reconciliation. These NGOs want democracy to be restored without realising that since independence, the island has never enjoyed democracy, other than periodically voting in elections.

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

  57. Mango
    Sri Lanka appointed many commissions called the Presidential Commissions of Inquiry into Involuntary Removals and Disappearances of Persons, sofar no one convicted, it is an eyewash. Many people reported missing in Sri Lanka have never been located and are presumed dead.

    What Is The Difference Between Libyan Civilians And Tamil Civilians? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_11

    United Nations and powerful states were maintaining a policy of non interference with regard to Sri Lanka and on the other hand some countries were directly involved in helping the final stages of the war.

    During the final days of Mullivaghzhal, neither the majority of the local human rights activists nor the political parties protested against the killing of civilians. They were silently watching and some were even enjoying the cold-blooded killings of civilians.

    Can the international community, the United Nations, powerful states, Sri Lankan government and some members of civil society explain why they maintained a deafening silence while the people of the North and East, especially civilians in the Mullivaghzhal were being killed in aerial bombing and artillery fire?

    Sri Lanka should not forget that if today’s stand of the international community had been applied in Sri Lanka in 2009, by now the 193rd member state in the United Nations would have been born.

    The most shameful thing is that as usual some local NGOs have once again started to use the suffering of the people in the North and East for their own financial benefits. These NGOs believe that development is more important to the people of the North and East than accountability and proper reconciliation. These NGOs want democracy to be restored without realising that since independence, the island has never enjoyed democracy, other than periodically voting in elections.

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

  58. I again have to go back to the same question I have been asking…

    Let's assume that the channel 4 story is authentic,

    1. In the video all, including Gordon Wesis says that the LTTE equalliy killed – What action is AI and the IC taking against the remaining Terrorists of LTTE??

    2. The British Tamil girl and the Doctor, why did they keep civilains in their hospitals if they knew that they were being targeted by forces. Also, why did they not send those innocent civilians to government controled areas where they were treated for their wounds (as we all very well know) Why did they keep them? Also, why did they travel along with the LTTE instead of fleeing to government controlled areas?

    3. Again – cannot the video's be recorded elsewhere with actors – I also saw the legs moving (green coloured cover) of so claimed dead people when loaded to a tractor.

    4. Why do we forget that the LTTE planted their artilary in the no fire zone even after there is so much of video evidence ? If such is the case, wont those artilary guns become legitimate targets as per HR Law passed in Geneve??

    5. Don't these military experts know that after a shell strikes, one should be really lucky to have the cloths in tact ?? of course they shread apart and that does not prove that Rape happened.

    6. Whilst I agree that the law says not to kill surrendered enemy, there was no where in the video that it was mentioned that those who were killed after arrest were civilians, but, identified LTTE Terrorists. If USA killed Bin Laden without an issue and openly says that they will kill his successor, how come it be differnet to the situation in Sri Lanka when we killed an equalliy brutal terrorist ???

    Well – got to go – have honorable work to do than shoo Dogs who bark up the wrong tree !!

  59. Mango
    Sri Lanka appointed many commissions called the Presidential Commissions of Inquiry into Involuntary Removals and Disappearances of Persons, sofar no one convicted, it is an eyewash. Many people reported missing in Sri Lanka have never been located and are presumed dead.

    What Is The Difference Between Libyan Civilians And Tamil Civilians?
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_11_04_11_001.html

    United Nations and powerful states were maintaining a policy of non interference with regard to Sri Lanka and on the other hand some countries were directly involved in helping the final stages of the war.

    During the final days of Mullivaghzhal, neither the majority of the local human rights activists nor the political parties protested against the killing of civilians. They were silently watching and some were even enjoying the cold-blooded killings of civilians.

    Can the international community, the United Nations, powerful states, Sri Lankan government and some members of civil society explain why they maintained a deafening silence while the people of the North and East, especially civilians in the Mullivaghzhal were being killed in aerial bombing and artillery fire?

    Sri Lanka should not forget that if today’s stand of the international community had been applied in Sri Lanka in 2009, by now the 193rd member state in the United Nations would have been born.

    The most shameful thing is that as usual some local NGOs have once again started to use the suffering of the people in the North and East for their own financial benefits. These NGOs believe that development is more important to the people of the North and East than accountability and proper reconciliation. These NGOs want democracy to be restored without realising that since independence, the island has never enjoyed democracy, other than periodically voting in elections.

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

  60. I again have to go back to the same question I have been asking…

    Let’s assume that the channel 4 story is authentic,

    1. In the video all, including Gordon Wesis says that the LTTE equalliy killed – What action is AI and the IC taking against the remaining Terrorists of LTTE??

    2. The British Tamil girl and the Doctor, why did they keep civilains in their hospitals if they knew that they were being targeted by forces. Also, why did they not send those innocent civilians to government controled areas where they were treated for their wounds (as we all very well know) Why did they keep them? Also, why did they travel along with the LTTE instead of fleeing to government controlled areas?

    3. Again – cannot the video’s be recorded elsewhere with actors – I also saw the legs moving (green coloured cover) of so claimed dead people when loaded to a tractor.

    4. Why do we forget that the LTTE planted their artilary in the no fire zone even after there is so much of video evidence ? If such is the case, wont those artilary guns become legitimate targets as per HR Law passed in Geneve??

    5. Don’t these military experts know that after a shell strikes, one should be really lucky to have the cloths in tact ?? of course they shread apart and that does not prove that Rape happened.

    6. Whilst I agree that the law says not to kill surrendered enemy, there was no where in the video that it was mentioned that those who were killed after arrest were civilians, but, identified LTTE Terrorists. If USA killed Bin Laden without an issue and openly says that they will kill his successor, how come it be differnet to the situation in Sri Lanka when we killed an equalliy brutal terrorist ???

    Well – got to go – have honorable work to do than shoo Dogs who bark up the wrong tree !!

  61. Dear SLKF (is that you, Rohan? :)
    SL's various commissions of enquiry have a patchy record of delivering justice to anyone, let alone anyone killed in Eelam Wars 1-4. This is not untypical in a country engaged in a internal conflict/insurgency. No government will wish to create enquiries that deliver verdicts against their conduct. It's standard practice, even in the saintly West. It's taken the British government over 100 years to sort of apologise to the Irish. When the Queen visited Belfast she said "both nations could have acted differently" Hmmmm…

    And as long as demands for retribution, 'justice' and 'truth' are lead by INGOs with the backing of the pro-LTTE losers, 'justice' and 'truth' will have to join the bus queue at Pettah Junction.

    Why not prove how unbiased you are by listing some LTTE crimes you'd like to add to the 'justice' and 'truth' queue and tell us who should be held responsible for them?

  62. Achtung, Achtung!

    Eye Genocide against hapless Tamil civilians!

    "Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged Wanni region were expressing gratitude after having their eyesight restored with cataract operations performed by leading surgeons at eye camps in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi…" http://tinyurl.com/3myndq6

    The big question is what sort of fiendish genocidal plot is being hatched by the EEEEEVIL Sri Lankan regime, who it seems is hell-bent on giving Tamil civilians better eyesight, whether they like it or not.

    AI and others maintain these camps are the work of the Devil & EEEEEEEEvil Sri Lankan regime. There must be more to this than meets the eye (apologies for the dreadful pun).

  63. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 19th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    This makes me laugh so much – This is the worst post that one could read off an impotent bastard. LOL.. !!

    How silly could one get to write that Sigiriya paintings are topless – LOL !! it's one with a vulgar mind who'd see valgur stuff on a peace of art. Kissing in Peradeniya ?? Jeezz… get a life – why can't young lovers express their feelings to each other ?? Do you think that it doesn't happen in Jaffna and among Tamil community ??? Just type on Google "Tamil couple Sex Tapes" and you will find plenty of good Potent tamils enjoying their love life. Only an impotent bastard like you (of course your name says it all, only testicals and nothing more) could think so lame !!

  64. Achtung, Achtung!

    Eye Genocide against hapless Tamil civilians!

    "Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged Wanni region were expressing gratitude after having their eyesight restored with cataract operations performed by leading surgeons at eye camps in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi…" http://tinyurl.com/3myndq6

    The big question is what sort of fiendish genocidal plot is being hatched by the EEEEEVIL Sri Lankan regime, who it seems is hell-bent on giving Tamil civilians better eyesight, whether they like it or not.

    AI and others maintain these camps are the work of the Devil & EEEEEEEEvil Sri Lankan regime. There must be more to this than meets the eye (apologies for the dreadful pun).

  65. Achtung, Achtung!

    Eye Genocide against hapless Tamil civilians!

    "Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged Wanni region were expressing gratitude after having their eyesight restored with cataract operations performed by leading surgeons at eye camps in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi…" http://tinyurl.com/3myndq6

    The big question is what sort of fiendish genocidal plot is being hatched by the EEEEEVIL Sri Lankan regime, who it seems is hell-bent on giving Tamil civilians better eyesight, whether they like it or not.

    AI and others maintain these camps are the work of the Devil & EEEEEEEEvil Sri Lankan regime. There must be more to this than meets the eye (apologies for the dreadful pun).

  66. The Silence of Sri Lanka http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/opinion/21iht-e
    In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end… We visited refugee camps that had been created to house Tamil refugees from Jaffna. Their stories were brutal and shocking. Random shelling in areas of fighting — including after the government had announced an end to fighting. Men and boys taken away from refugee camps — and now out of contact. Tamil life treated as fourth or fifth class. If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity.

    New York UN screening for Jon Snow’s Sri Lanka film http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/new-york-un-sc
    Tomorrow morning, Jon Snow’s film Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields will be screened to United Nations diplomats and the US media in New York City. The Sri Lankan ambassador to the UN has expressed an interest in attending the screening, and has been offered the opportunity to speak after the film. The critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featuring devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity has already provoked comment from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

  67. The Silence of Sri Lanka http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/opinion/21iht-e
    In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end… We visited refugee camps that had been created to house Tamil refugees from Jaffna. Their stories were brutal and shocking. Random shelling in areas of fighting — including after the government had announced an end to fighting. Men and boys taken away from refugee camps — and now out of contact. Tamil life treated as fourth or fifth class. If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity.

    New York UN screening for Jon Snow’s Sri Lanka film http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/new-york-un-sc
    Tomorrow morning, Jon Snow’s film Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields will be screened to United Nations diplomats and the US media in New York City. The Sri Lankan ambassador to the UN has expressed an interest in attending the screening, and has been offered the opportunity to speak after the film. The critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featuring devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity has already provoked comment from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

  68. The Silence of Sri Lanka http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/opinion/21iht-e
    In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end… We visited refugee camps that had been created to house Tamil refugees from Jaffna. Their stories were brutal and shocking. Random shelling in areas of fighting — including after the government had announced an end to fighting. Men and boys taken away from refugee camps — and now out of contact. Tamil life treated as fourth or fifth class. If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity.

    New York UN screening for Jon Snow’s Sri Lanka film http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/new-york-un-sc
    Tomorrow morning, Jon Snow’s film Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields will be screened to United Nations diplomats and the US media in New York City. The Sri Lankan ambassador to the UN has expressed an interest in attending the screening, and has been offered the opportunity to speak after the film. The critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featuring devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity has already provoked comment from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

  69. Dear SLKF (is that you, Rohan? :)
    SL’s various commissions of enquiry have a patchy record of delivering justice to anyone, let alone anyone killed in Eelam Wars 1-4. This is not untypical in a country engaged in a internal conflict/insurgency. No government will wish to create enquiries that deliver verdicts against their conduct. It’s standard practice, even in the saintly West. It’s taken the British government over 100 years to sort of apologise to the Irish. When the Queen visited Belfast she said “both nations could have acted differently” Hmmmm…

    And as long as demands for retribution, ‘justice’ and ‘truth’ are lead by INGOs with the backing of the pro-LTTE losers, ‘justice’ and ‘truth’ will have to join the bus queue at Pettah Junction.

    Why not prove how unbiased you are by listing some LTTE crimes you’d like to add to the ‘justice’ and ‘truth’ queue and tell us who should be held responsible for them?

  70. Lion’s Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 19th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    This makes me laugh so much – This is the worst post that one could read off an impotent bastard. LOL.. !!

    How silly could one get to write that Sigiriya paintings are topless – LOL !! it’s one with a vulgar mind who’d see valgur stuff on a peace of art. Kissing in Peradeniya ?? Jeezz… get a life – why can’t young lovers express their feelings to each other ?? Do you think that it doesn’t happen in Jaffna and among Tamil community ??? Just type on Google “Tamil couple Sex Tapes” and you will find plenty of good Potent tamils enjoying their love life. Only an impotent bastard like you (of course your name says it all, only testicals and nothing more) could think so lame !!

  71. Achtung, Achtung!

    Eye Genocide against hapless Tamil civilians!

    “Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged Wanni region were expressing gratitude after having their eyesight restored with cataract operations performed by leading surgeons at eye camps in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi… http://tinyurl.com/3myndq6

    The big question is what sort of fiendish genocidal plot is being hatched by the EEEEEVIL Sri Lankan regime, who it seems is hell-bent on giving Tamil civilians better eyesight, whether they like it or not.

    AI and others maintain these camps are the work of the Devil & EEEEEEEEvil Sri Lankan regime. There must be more to this than meets the eye (apologies for the dreadful pun).

  72. The Silence of Sri Lanka
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/opinion/21iht-edmiliband21.html?_r=2
    In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end… We visited refugee camps that had been created to house Tamil refugees from Jaffna. Their stories were brutal and shocking. Random shelling in areas of fighting — including after the government had announced an end to fighting. Men and boys taken away from refugee camps — and now out of contact. Tamil life treated as fourth or fifth class. If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity.

    New York UN screening for Jon Snow’s Sri Lanka film
    http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/new-york-un-screening-for-jon-snows-sri-lanka-film/
    Tomorrow morning, Jon Snow’s film Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields will be screened to United Nations diplomats and the US media in New York City. The Sri Lankan ambassador to the UN has expressed an interest in attending the screening, and has been offered the opportunity to speak after the film. The critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featuring devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity has already provoked comment from Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.

  73. “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday and commenting on how Sri Lanka conducted the Vanni War and treated Tamil life as fourth or fifth class in the refugee camps. Both Miliband and Kouchner were foreign ministers of Britain and France respectively during the Vanni War. They said that in April 2009 they tried to stop the war. Now, responding to the UN panel report on war crimes in the island and citing the need of action, both the former foreign ministers said “We therefore call on our governments to set a deadline, soon, for satisfactory response from the Sri Lankan government, and if it is not forthcoming to initiate the international arrangements recommended by the report.

    “In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end […] Our purpose was simple: to draw attention to the human suffering, to call for humanitarian aid and workers to be allowed in, and to call for the fighting to stop,” Miliband and Kouchner said.

    “When we met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his government, we argued that his government had legal obligations to its people, whatever the heinous tactics of the Tamil Tigers,” the former foreign ministers said.

    “U.N. estimates put the numbers of civilians there in the last few months of the war at over 300,000,” they said.

    But neither the UN nor any country told the right number to the outside world at the time of the war.
    Law becomes an ass by inaction on UN report: Miliband, Kouchner http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Chief minister, who represent over 62 million people from south india shake india/sri lanka Governments by
    Assembly passes special resolution seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

    sri lankan war criminals might escape today from charges for murderring Humanity, but not tomorrow.

  74. “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday and commenting on how Sri Lanka conducted the Vanni War and treated Tamil life as fourth or fifth class in the refugee camps. Both Miliband and Kouchner were foreign ministers of Britain and France respectively during the Vanni War. They said that in April 2009 they tried to stop the war. Now, responding to the UN panel report on war crimes in the island and citing the need of action, both the former foreign ministers said “We therefore call on our governments to set a deadline, soon, for satisfactory response from the Sri Lankan government, and if it is not forthcoming to initiate the international arrangements recommended by the report.

    “In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end […] Our purpose was simple: to draw attention to the human suffering, to call for humanitarian aid and workers to be allowed in, and to call for the fighting to stop,” Miliband and Kouchner said.

    “When we met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his government, we argued that his government had legal obligations to its people, whatever the heinous tactics of the Tamil Tigers,” the former foreign ministers said.

    “U.N. estimates put the numbers of civilians there in the last few months of the war at over 300,000,” they said.

    But neither the UN nor any country told the right number to the outside world at the time of the war.
    Law becomes an ass by inaction on UN report: Miliband, Kouchner http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Chief minister, who represent over 62 million people from south india shake india/sri lanka Governments by
    Assembly passes special resolution seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

    sri lankan war criminals might escape today from charges for murderring Humanity, but not tomorrow.

  75. “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday and commenting on how Sri Lanka conducted the Vanni War and treated Tamil life as fourth or fifth class in the refugee camps. Both Miliband and Kouchner were foreign ministers of Britain and France respectively during the Vanni War. They said that in April 2009 they tried to stop the war. Now, responding to the UN panel report on war crimes in the island and citing the need of action, both the former foreign ministers said “We therefore call on our governments to set a deadline, soon, for satisfactory response from the Sri Lankan government, and if it is not forthcoming to initiate the international arrangements recommended by the report.

    “In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end […] Our purpose was simple: to draw attention to the human suffering, to call for humanitarian aid and workers to be allowed in, and to call for the fighting to stop,” Miliband and Kouchner said.

    “When we met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his government, we argued that his government had legal obligations to its people, whatever the heinous tactics of the Tamil Tigers,” the former foreign ministers said.

    “U.N. estimates put the numbers of civilians there in the last few months of the war at over 300,000,” they said.

    But neither the UN nor any country told the right number to the outside world at the time of the war.
    Law becomes an ass by inaction on UN report: Miliband, Kouchner http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Chief minister, who represent over 62 million people from south india shake india/sri lanka Governments by
    Assembly passes special resolution seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/ar

    sri lankan war criminals might escape today from charges for murderring Humanity, but not tomorrow.

  76. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says

    June 20th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday

    Will he say the same thing about the NATO air stikes in Libya ?????

  77. Wow! I felt as if war is still on as I read this site. All the online heroes who proclaimed that prabakaran will wipe off army till early 2009 still scream alot. Its sad to see how all the loosers who believed LTTE would deliver their Elam, now begs the white man at least to grant them some honorable defeat. Apart from few british politicians and some elements fringe elements of the european parliment nobody takes them seriously. These people are not even Sri Lankans, they are refugees that doesn't have a country of their own, who cares men scream as much as you like, there is no difference between you and your paid mercenary terrorist LTTE. You dont represent Sri Lankan tamils, you ruined their lives to achieve your egoistic dreams.

    This Israeli blogger apparantly has not set foot in Sri Lanka. He judge everything by looking at a documentary that was heavily biased to one side. After all he represents a country that was created overnight by evicting thousands of innocent civilions who still languish in refugee camps. I guess he probably think people in those camps live luxury life. Refugees in Sri Lanka is being resettled and population that lives in camps is decreasing rapidly as people start going back to villages. It would take time till everybody is resettled in their homes but they will not have to languish in refugee camps for more than 40 years like Palestines without any hope.

    Channel 4 video may or may not be authentic. Sri Lankan government has an obligation to its people to fully investigate it and punish any culprits. They have to do it not because diaspora that funded LTTE need it but because Sri Lankans want to know the truth and what we saw in video doesn't represent what we as a civilisation stand for. They should also investigate the funding arm of LTTE that is still active internationally and punish those responsible for sponsoring the deaths of thousands of Sri Lankans with the help of foreign countries. If we as a country act genuinely these countries would surely help us to bring those people to book.

  78. “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday and commenting on how Sri Lanka conducted the Vanni War and treated Tamil life as fourth or fifth class in the refugee camps. Both Miliband and Kouchner were foreign ministers of Britain and France respectively during the Vanni War. They said that in April 2009 they tried to stop the war. Now, responding to the UN panel report on war crimes in the island and citing the need of action, both the former foreign ministers said “We therefore call on our governments to set a deadline, soon, for satisfactory response from the Sri Lankan government, and if it is not forthcoming to initiate the international arrangements recommended by the report.

    “In April 2009, we travelled together as foreign ministers to Sri Lanka, as 25 years of fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers neared its end […] Our purpose was simple: to draw attention to the human suffering, to call for humanitarian aid and workers to be allowed in, and to call for the fighting to stop,” Miliband and Kouchner said.

    “When we met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his government, we argued that his government had legal obligations to its people, whatever the heinous tactics of the Tamil Tigers,” the former foreign ministers said.

    “U.N. estimates put the numbers of civilians there in the last few months of the war at over 300,000,” they said.

    But neither the UN nor any country told the right number to the outside world at the time of the war.
    Law becomes an ass by inaction on UN report: Miliband, Kouchner
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34093

    Chief minister, who represent over 62 million people from south india shake india/sri lanka Governments by
    Assembly passes special resolution seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article2087239.ece

    sri lankan war criminals might escape today from charges for murderring Humanity, but not tomorrow.

  79. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says

    June 20th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    “If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of inhumanity,” said David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, writing in New York Times Monday

    Will he say the same thing about the NATO air stikes in Libya ?????

  80. Wow! I felt as if war is still on as I read this site. All the online heroes who proclaimed that prabakaran will wipe off army till early 2009 still scream alot. Its sad to see how all the loosers who believed LTTE would deliver their Elam, now begs the white man at least to grant them some honorable defeat. Apart from few british politicians and some elements fringe elements of the european parliment nobody takes them seriously. These people are not even Sri Lankans, they are refugees that doesn’t have a country of their own, who cares men scream as much as you like, there is no difference between you and your paid mercenary terrorist LTTE. You dont represent Sri Lankan tamils, you ruined their lives to achieve your egoistic dreams.

    This Israeli blogger apparantly has not set foot in Sri Lanka. He judge everything by looking at a documentary that was heavily biased to one side. After all he represents a country that was created overnight by evicting thousands of innocent civilions who still languish in refugee camps. I guess he probably think people in those camps live luxury life. Refugees in Sri Lanka is being resettled and population that lives in camps is decreasing rapidly as people start going back to villages. It would take time till everybody is resettled in their homes but they will not have to languish in refugee camps for more than 40 years like Palestines without any hope.

    Channel 4 video may or may not be authentic. Sri Lankan government has an obligation to its people to fully investigate it and punish any culprits. They have to do it not because diaspora that funded LTTE need it but because Sri Lankans want to know the truth and what we saw in video doesn’t represent what we as a civilisation stand for. They should also investigate the funding arm of LTTE that is still active internationally and punish those responsible for sponsoring the deaths of thousands of Sri Lankans with the help of foreign countries. If we as a country act genuinely these countries would surely help us to bring those people to book.

  81. Justice and accountability in Sri Lanka cannot rely on the government, but depends on strong and concerted action by the international community. A UN-appointed panel of experts established to advise the Secretary General on accountability in the aftermath of the conflict concluded that the conduct of both the government and the Tamil Tigers represented a "grave assault on the entire regime of international law designed to protect individual dignity during war and peace." To prevent that "grave assault" from becoming the norm, the UN and its member states need to speak out and take action. The first step should be to establish a full international investigation of the executions in the video and other numerous credible allegations of war crimes."
    Full investigation needed into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes http://jurist.org/hotline/2011/06/meenakshi-gangu

    Channel 4 Documentary: Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” and What was the UN Doing? http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The film, billed as “one of the most shocking films ever screened by Channel 4” did, true to its word make “a powerful case for bringing those guilty of war crimes in Sri Lanka to justice.” It had an explicit message to the UN and the international community:

    Unquestionably the next step to Channel 4’s (C4’s) documentary on ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ is to start the wheels of justice moving. Establishing an independent international inquiry should be the logical and most pressing first step that needs no second thought – decidedly it should be the natural response of every civilized human being, let alone any member of the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council. The UN cannot flounder and fall short of the mandate for which it was created.

    The time has come to go after those perpetrators still living the good life after presiding over what is now perfectly clear to be acts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – tantamount to genocide.
    Any move by the international community to merely allow Sri Lanka to investigate its own or make an UN sponsored independent inquiry, conditional upon the government’s consent, as Ban Ki-moon said, should be ruled out. And as Sam Zarifi of The Independent said in Sri Lanka: Confronting the Killing Fields: “It would be a sad day for the authority of the Secretary General if he could only authorise investigations approved by the government under scrutiny.”

    The entire Channel 4 team of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ must be congratulated. Jon Snow, the presenter must have been mindful of the task at hand. Summing up his experience as the team ventured to “piece together an account of what happened in the closing weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war,” he spoke of his involvement in events affecting history. “Once or twice in a reporter’s lifetime, a journalist is allowed by events to participate in a project that can affect history,” he said calling ‘their’ efforts “a painful, and complex team achievement.”

  82. India tried to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail, but

    Indian Delegates go Home Empty Handed http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The umpteenth Indian delegation (Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shiva Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar) came to Colombo and having wasted fuel for aircraft and charges for 5-star hotels, duly went back empty handed and funny as a comic strip! President Rajapakse handed them a flat ‘Nyet’ and for once in a lifetime, I must admit, he spoke the truth. “If I make any devolutionary concessions to the Tamils, 13A Plus, Minus, Divided or Subtracted, it will be curtains for me.” That much is absolutely true; it has been so starkly obvious to anyone who had brains enough to see (so that excludes Delhi), so why on earth it came as a surprise beats me. The government’s parliamentary group met the evening before the esteemed visitors arrived and decided; ‘Let’s tell them the truth straight from the shoulder and upfront; let’s tell them, if we do it we are dead meat.’

    There are two ways of understanding history. Theory 1, ‘Individuals, personal deals and tricks come first, and as for the facts, who cares for objective material reality’; and the other theory is that ‘objective circumstances are determinate and the role of the individual is to dance on this stage’. Fools who thought they could do deals with Rajapakse before the war and have agreed goodies duly stamped and delivered after finishing off the Tigers, are aficionados of the first theory. The protagonists of the second hypothesis, folks like me, who, though they disliked the LTTE, had not the slightest doubt that if the Tigers were wiped out, thereafter the Tamils in Lanka would get nothing.. During the final two years of the war, though driving myself hoarse I won few adherents to my appeal that a political solution must be in place first, then do as you will with the sole bargaining chip that the Tamils had, the armed power of the LTTE. Remember Machiavelli? “Armed prophets have conquered and unarmed ones have come to grief.”

    Sonia Gandhi’s Govt. would have told America and the International community during the final stages of the war to allow room to Mahinda Rajapaksa to finish off the Tamil Tigers, and that Sonia’s Govt. will ensure that a political solution is arrived at by the Rajapaksa Govt . for the Tamil people . But to her deep consternation , she is now in no position to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail and run around the tree. http://print.dailymirror.lk/opinion1/38967.html

  83. Twelve army soldiers who are in the two Channel 4 videos have been identified, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army said.

    He said that the identified army soldiers are from the Army’s Commando unit, Special Task Force and the 681st Brigade. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_21_01

    SRI LANKA – ALLEGED CONFLICT OF INTERESTS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISE NSA MENON’S AND UN NAMBIAR’S ROLE http://www.groundreport.com/Business/SRI-LANKA-AL

    information on the scale of the Mullivaykkal was scanty and the Delhi team’s indifference to the Tamilian casualties passed off unnoticed. When the gravity of the massacre gradually dawned Colombo rushed to drag in, the ‘in the loop’ Delhi team to carry a share of the massacre guilt on the basis that the ‘no fire zone’ was the brain child of M’kal Narayanan and that he prodded the assault though his RAW intelligence pointed clearly to massive presence of civilians in the ‘no fire zone’. The ‘no fire zone’ was a military tactic that Narayanan introduced to SL then to inflict maximum casualties on the enemy regardless of whether they were resistance cadres or civilians. For maximum impact Narayanan reportedly encouraged using this (‘no fire zone’) battle field tactic to entice the cadres and civilians both fearing death and trusting the ‘no fire zone’ announcement to rush in, in massive numbers into the small ‘no fire zone’ to receive the lethal fire power SL unleashed.

  84. Justice and accountability in Sri Lanka cannot rely on the government, but depends on strong and concerted action by the international community. A UN-appointed panel of experts established to advise the Secretary General on accountability in the aftermath of the conflict concluded that the conduct of both the government and the Tamil Tigers represented a "grave assault on the entire regime of international law designed to protect individual dignity during war and peace." To prevent that "grave assault" from becoming the norm, the UN and its member states need to speak out and take action. The first step should be to establish a full international investigation of the executions in the video and other numerous credible allegations of war crimes."
    Full investigation needed into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes http://jurist.org/hotline/2011/06/meenakshi-gangu

    Channel 4 Documentary: Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” and What was the UN Doing? http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The film, billed as “one of the most shocking films ever screened by Channel 4” did, true to its word make “a powerful case for bringing those guilty of war crimes in Sri Lanka to justice.” It had an explicit message to the UN and the international community:

    Unquestionably the next step to Channel 4’s (C4’s) documentary on ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ is to start the wheels of justice moving. Establishing an independent international inquiry should be the logical and most pressing first step that needs no second thought – decidedly it should be the natural response of every civilized human being, let alone any member of the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council. The UN cannot flounder and fall short of the mandate for which it was created.

    The time has come to go after those perpetrators still living the good life after presiding over what is now perfectly clear to be acts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – tantamount to genocide.
    Any move by the international community to merely allow Sri Lanka to investigate its own or make an UN sponsored independent inquiry, conditional upon the government’s consent, as Ban Ki-moon said, should be ruled out. And as Sam Zarifi of The Independent said in Sri Lanka: Confronting the Killing Fields: “It would be a sad day for the authority of the Secretary General if he could only authorise investigations approved by the government under scrutiny.”

    The entire Channel 4 team of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ must be congratulated. Jon Snow, the presenter must have been mindful of the task at hand. Summing up his experience as the team ventured to “piece together an account of what happened in the closing weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war,” he spoke of his involvement in events affecting history. “Once or twice in a reporter’s lifetime, a journalist is allowed by events to participate in a project that can affect history,” he said calling ‘their’ efforts “a painful, and complex team achievement.”

  85. Justice and accountability in Sri Lanka cannot rely on the government, but depends on strong and concerted action by the international community. A UN-appointed panel of experts established to advise the Secretary General on accountability in the aftermath of the conflict concluded that the conduct of both the government and the Tamil Tigers represented a "grave assault on the entire regime of international law designed to protect individual dignity during war and peace." To prevent that "grave assault" from becoming the norm, the UN and its member states need to speak out and take action. The first step should be to establish a full international investigation of the executions in the video and other numerous credible allegations of war crimes."
    Full investigation needed into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes http://jurist.org/hotline/2011/06/meenakshi-gangu

    Channel 4 Documentary: Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” and What was the UN Doing? http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The film, billed as “one of the most shocking films ever screened by Channel 4” did, true to its word make “a powerful case for bringing those guilty of war crimes in Sri Lanka to justice.” It had an explicit message to the UN and the international community:

    Unquestionably the next step to Channel 4’s (C4’s) documentary on ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ is to start the wheels of justice moving. Establishing an independent international inquiry should be the logical and most pressing first step that needs no second thought – decidedly it should be the natural response of every civilized human being, let alone any member of the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council. The UN cannot flounder and fall short of the mandate for which it was created.

    The time has come to go after those perpetrators still living the good life after presiding over what is now perfectly clear to be acts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – tantamount to genocide.
    Any move by the international community to merely allow Sri Lanka to investigate its own or make an UN sponsored independent inquiry, conditional upon the government’s consent, as Ban Ki-moon said, should be ruled out. And as Sam Zarifi of The Independent said in Sri Lanka: Confronting the Killing Fields: “It would be a sad day for the authority of the Secretary General if he could only authorise investigations approved by the government under scrutiny.”

    The entire Channel 4 team of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ must be congratulated. Jon Snow, the presenter must have been mindful of the task at hand. Summing up his experience as the team ventured to “piece together an account of what happened in the closing weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war,” he spoke of his involvement in events affecting history. “Once or twice in a reporter’s lifetime, a journalist is allowed by events to participate in a project that can affect history,” he said calling ‘their’ efforts “a painful, and complex team achievement.”

  86. India tried to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail, but

    Indian Delegates go Home Empty Handed http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The umpteenth Indian delegation (Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shiva Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar) came to Colombo and having wasted fuel for aircraft and charges for 5-star hotels, duly went back empty handed and funny as a comic strip! President Rajapakse handed them a flat ‘Nyet’ and for once in a lifetime, I must admit, he spoke the truth. “If I make any devolutionary concessions to the Tamils, 13A Plus, Minus, Divided or Subtracted, it will be curtains for me.” That much is absolutely true; it has been so starkly obvious to anyone who had brains enough to see (so that excludes Delhi), so why on earth it came as a surprise beats me. The government’s parliamentary group met the evening before the esteemed visitors arrived and decided; ‘Let’s tell them the truth straight from the shoulder and upfront; let’s tell them, if we do it we are dead meat.’

    There are two ways of understanding history. Theory 1, ‘Individuals, personal deals and tricks come first, and as for the facts, who cares for objective material reality’; and the other theory is that ‘objective circumstances are determinate and the role of the individual is to dance on this stage’. Fools who thought they could do deals with Rajapakse before the war and have agreed goodies duly stamped and delivered after finishing off the Tigers, are aficionados of the first theory. The protagonists of the second hypothesis, folks like me, who, though they disliked the LTTE, had not the slightest doubt that if the Tigers were wiped out, thereafter the Tamils in Lanka would get nothing.. During the final two years of the war, though driving myself hoarse I won few adherents to my appeal that a political solution must be in place first, then do as you will with the sole bargaining chip that the Tamils had, the armed power of the LTTE. Remember Machiavelli? “Armed prophets have conquered and unarmed ones have come to grief.”

    Sonia Gandhi’s Govt. would have told America and the International community during the final stages of the war to allow room to Mahinda Rajapaksa to finish off the Tamil Tigers, and that Sonia’s Govt. will ensure that a political solution is arrived at by the Rajapaksa Govt . for the Tamil people . But to her deep consternation , she is now in no position to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail and run around the tree. http://print.dailymirror.lk/opinion1/38967.html

  87. India tried to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail, but

    Indian Delegates go Home Empty Handed http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpa

    The umpteenth Indian delegation (Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shiva Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar) came to Colombo and having wasted fuel for aircraft and charges for 5-star hotels, duly went back empty handed and funny as a comic strip! President Rajapakse handed them a flat ‘Nyet’ and for once in a lifetime, I must admit, he spoke the truth. “If I make any devolutionary concessions to the Tamils, 13A Plus, Minus, Divided or Subtracted, it will be curtains for me.” That much is absolutely true; it has been so starkly obvious to anyone who had brains enough to see (so that excludes Delhi), so why on earth it came as a surprise beats me. The government’s parliamentary group met the evening before the esteemed visitors arrived and decided; ‘Let’s tell them the truth straight from the shoulder and upfront; let’s tell them, if we do it we are dead meat.’

    There are two ways of understanding history. Theory 1, ‘Individuals, personal deals and tricks come first, and as for the facts, who cares for objective material reality’; and the other theory is that ‘objective circumstances are determinate and the role of the individual is to dance on this stage’. Fools who thought they could do deals with Rajapakse before the war and have agreed goodies duly stamped and delivered after finishing off the Tigers, are aficionados of the first theory. The protagonists of the second hypothesis, folks like me, who, though they disliked the LTTE, had not the slightest doubt that if the Tigers were wiped out, thereafter the Tamils in Lanka would get nothing.. During the final two years of the war, though driving myself hoarse I won few adherents to my appeal that a political solution must be in place first, then do as you will with the sole bargaining chip that the Tamils had, the armed power of the LTTE. Remember Machiavelli? “Armed prophets have conquered and unarmed ones have come to grief.”

    Sonia Gandhi’s Govt. would have told America and the International community during the final stages of the war to allow room to Mahinda Rajapaksa to finish off the Tamil Tigers, and that Sonia’s Govt. will ensure that a political solution is arrived at by the Rajapaksa Govt . for the Tamil people . But to her deep consternation , she is now in no position to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail and run around the tree. http://print.dailymirror.lk/opinion1/38967.html

  88. Twelve army soldiers who are in the two Channel 4 videos have been identified, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army said.

    He said that the identified army soldiers are from the Army’s Commando unit, Special Task Force and the 681st Brigade. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_21_01

    SRI LANKA – ALLEGED CONFLICT OF INTERESTS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISE NSA MENON’S AND UN NAMBIAR’S ROLE http://www.groundreport.com/Business/SRI-LANKA-AL

    information on the scale of the Mullivaykkal was scanty and the Delhi team’s indifference to the Tamilian casualties passed off unnoticed. When the gravity of the massacre gradually dawned Colombo rushed to drag in, the ‘in the loop’ Delhi team to carry a share of the massacre guilt on the basis that the ‘no fire zone’ was the brain child of M’kal Narayanan and that he prodded the assault though his RAW intelligence pointed clearly to massive presence of civilians in the ‘no fire zone’. The ‘no fire zone’ was a military tactic that Narayanan introduced to SL then to inflict maximum casualties on the enemy regardless of whether they were resistance cadres or civilians. For maximum impact Narayanan reportedly encouraged using this (‘no fire zone’) battle field tactic to entice the cadres and civilians both fearing death and trusting the ‘no fire zone’ announcement to rush in, in massive numbers into the small ‘no fire zone’ to receive the lethal fire power SL unleashed.

  89. Twelve army soldiers who are in the two Channel 4 videos have been identified, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army said.

    He said that the identified army soldiers are from the Army’s Commando unit, Special Task Force and the 681st Brigade. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_21_01

    SRI LANKA – ALLEGED CONFLICT OF INTERESTS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISE NSA MENON’S AND UN NAMBIAR’S ROLE http://www.groundreport.com/Business/SRI-LANKA-AL

    information on the scale of the Mullivaykkal was scanty and the Delhi team’s indifference to the Tamilian casualties passed off unnoticed. When the gravity of the massacre gradually dawned Colombo rushed to drag in, the ‘in the loop’ Delhi team to carry a share of the massacre guilt on the basis that the ‘no fire zone’ was the brain child of M’kal Narayanan and that he prodded the assault though his RAW intelligence pointed clearly to massive presence of civilians in the ‘no fire zone’. The ‘no fire zone’ was a military tactic that Narayanan introduced to SL then to inflict maximum casualties on the enemy regardless of whether they were resistance cadres or civilians. For maximum impact Narayanan reportedly encouraged using this (‘no fire zone’) battle field tactic to entice the cadres and civilians both fearing death and trusting the ‘no fire zone’ announcement to rush in, in massive numbers into the small ‘no fire zone’ to receive the lethal fire power SL unleashed.

  90. It's funny how no person from the retarded LTTE Die Ass Pora or the Abnormal International have not answered the questions I posted above.

    Rip Van Winkle ! Says:

    June 20th, 2011 at 5:06 am

  91. Thayalan Says

    June 19th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    You say !!

    Nagendrarajah Suthakaran tried to hang himself early on Thursday morning at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, in a desperate bid to avoid being deported back to Sri Lanka.

    To Avoid any doubts and to put things straight !!

    Those who seeked assylum in UK were mere opportunity seekers where the batch of 48 or 58 that was depoted to Sri Lanka contained Singhalees, Muslims and Tamils of sri Lankan origin.

    Wonder why the Sri Lankans or the other tamils did not think of Hanging themselves ??

    Also, all who arrived at the Colombo Airport was rightfully intarrogated by the CID and released the same day !!

    So, do you think that any of such opportunity seeker should still try to use the rope to find any easy way out ??? Isn't it a bit of a cowardly act ??

  92. Justice and accountability in Sri Lanka cannot rely on the government, but depends on strong and concerted action by the international community. A UN-appointed panel of experts established to advise the Secretary General on accountability in the aftermath of the conflict concluded that the conduct of both the government and the Tamil Tigers represented a “grave assault on the entire regime of international law designed to protect individual dignity during war and peace.” To prevent that “grave assault” from becoming the norm, the UN and its member states need to speak out and take action. The first step should be to establish a full international investigation of the executions in the video and other numerous credible allegations of war crimes.”
    Full investigation needed into alleged Sri Lankan war crimes
    http://jurist.org/hotline/2011/06/meenakshi-ganguly-sri-lanka-war-crimes.php

    Channel 4 Documentary: Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” and What was the UN Doing?
    http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpaper4556.html

    The film, billed as “one of the most shocking films ever screened by Channel 4” did, true to its word make “a powerful case for bringing those guilty of war crimes in Sri Lanka to justice.” It had an explicit message to the UN and the international community:

    Unquestionably the next step to Channel 4’s (C4’s) documentary on ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ is to start the wheels of justice moving. Establishing an independent international inquiry should be the logical and most pressing first step that needs no second thought – decidedly it should be the natural response of every civilized human being, let alone any member of the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council. The UN cannot flounder and fall short of the mandate for which it was created.

    The time has come to go after those perpetrators still living the good life after presiding over what is now perfectly clear to be acts of war crimes and crimes against humanity – tantamount to genocide.
    Any move by the international community to merely allow Sri Lanka to investigate its own or make an UN sponsored independent inquiry, conditional upon the government’s consent, as Ban Ki-moon said, should be ruled out. And as Sam Zarifi of The Independent said in Sri Lanka: Confronting the Killing Fields: “It would be a sad day for the authority of the Secretary General if he could only authorise investigations approved by the government under scrutiny.”

    The entire Channel 4 team of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ must be congratulated. Jon Snow, the presenter must have been mindful of the task at hand. Summing up his experience as the team ventured to “piece together an account of what happened in the closing weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war,” he spoke of his involvement in events affecting history. “Once or twice in a reporter’s lifetime, a journalist is allowed by events to participate in a project that can affect history,” he said calling ‘their’ efforts “a painful, and complex team achievement.”

  93. We had to save him Rip…

    Mr Nagendrarajah Suthakaran originally claimed asylum in January 2005 and exhausted his appeals in August 2007. He absconded and a year later was arrested and charged with fraud, for forging a work permit document while attempting to open a bank account. He was convicted and served six months in prison.
    Subsequent applications for asylum, in light of his marriage to a European citizen, failed. Mr Suthakaran was married in a Hindu temple in Ealing, London, in November 2006.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lankan-who-attem

  94. India tried to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail, but

    Indian Delegates go Home Empty Handed
    http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers46%5Cpaper4558.html

    The umpteenth Indian delegation (Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, National Security Advisor Shiva Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar) came to Colombo and having wasted fuel for aircraft and charges for 5-star hotels, duly went back empty handed and funny as a comic strip! President Rajapakse handed them a flat ‘Nyet’ and for once in a lifetime, I must admit, he spoke the truth. “If I make any devolutionary concessions to the Tamils, 13A Plus, Minus, Divided or Subtracted, it will be curtains for me.” That much is absolutely true; it has been so starkly obvious to anyone who had brains enough to see (so that excludes Delhi), so why on earth it came as a surprise beats me. The government’s parliamentary group met the evening before the esteemed visitors arrived and decided; ‘Let’s tell them the truth straight from the shoulder and upfront; let’s tell them, if we do it we are dead meat.’

    There are two ways of understanding history. Theory 1, ‘Individuals, personal deals and tricks come first, and as for the facts, who cares for objective material reality’; and the other theory is that ‘objective circumstances are determinate and the role of the individual is to dance on this stage’. Fools who thought they could do deals with Rajapakse before the war and have agreed goodies duly stamped and delivered after finishing off the Tigers, are aficionados of the first theory. The protagonists of the second hypothesis, folks like me, who, though they disliked the LTTE, had not the slightest doubt that if the Tigers were wiped out, thereafter the Tamils in Lanka would get nothing.. During the final two years of the war, though driving myself hoarse I won few adherents to my appeal that a political solution must be in place first, then do as you will with the sole bargaining chip that the Tamils had, the armed power of the LTTE. Remember Machiavelli? “Armed prophets have conquered and unarmed ones have come to grief.”

    Sonia Gandhi’s Govt. would have told America and the International community during the final stages of the war to allow room to Mahinda Rajapaksa to finish off the Tamil Tigers, and that Sonia’s Govt. will ensure that a political solution is arrived at by the Rajapaksa Govt . for the Tamil people . But to her deep consternation , she is now in no position to hold the ‘Lion’s’ tail and run around the tree.
    http://print.dailymirror.lk/opinion1/38967.html

  95. Twelve army soldiers who are in the two Channel 4 videos have been identified, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army said.

    He said that the identified army soldiers are from the Army’s Commando unit, Special Task Force and the 681st Brigade.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_21_014.html

    SRI LANKA – ALLEGED CONFLICT OF INTERESTS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISE NSA MENON’S AND UN NAMBIAR’S ROLE
    http://www.groundreport.com/Business/SRI-LANKA-ALLEGED-CONFLICT-OF-INTERESTS-SERIOUSLY-_1/2939598

    information on the scale of the Mullivaykkal was scanty and the Delhi team’s indifference to the Tamilian casualties passed off unnoticed. When the gravity of the massacre gradually dawned Colombo rushed to drag in, the ‘in the loop’ Delhi team to carry a share of the massacre guilt on the basis that the ‘no fire zone’ was the brain child of M’kal Narayanan and that he prodded the assault though his RAW intelligence pointed clearly to massive presence of civilians in the ‘no fire zone’. The ‘no fire zone’ was a military tactic that Narayanan introduced to SL then to inflict maximum casualties on the enemy regardless of whether they were resistance cadres or civilians. For maximum impact Narayanan reportedly encouraged using this (‘no fire zone’) battle field tactic to entice the cadres and civilians both fearing death and trusting the ‘no fire zone’ announcement to rush in, in massive numbers into the small ‘no fire zone’ to receive the lethal fire power SL unleashed.

  96. It’s funny how no person from the retarded LTTE Die Ass Pora or the Abnormal International have not answered the questions I posted above.

    Rip Van Winkle ! Says:

    June 20th, 2011 at 5:06 am

  97. Thayalan Says

    June 19th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    You say !!

    Nagendrarajah Suthakaran tried to hang himself early on Thursday morning at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, in a desperate bid to avoid being deported back to Sri Lanka.

    To Avoid any doubts and to put things straight !!

    Those who seeked assylum in UK were mere opportunity seekers where the batch of 48 or 58 that was depoted to Sri Lanka contained Singhalees, Muslims and Tamils of sri Lankan origin.

    Wonder why the Sri Lankans or the other tamils did not think of Hanging themselves ??

    Also, all who arrived at the Colombo Airport was rightfully intarrogated by the CID and released the same day !!

    So, do you think that any of such opportunity seeker should still try to use the rope to find any easy way out ??? Isn’t it a bit of a cowardly act ??

  98. We had to save him Rip…

    Mr Nagendrarajah Suthakaran originally claimed asylum in January 2005 and exhausted his appeals in August 2007. He absconded and a year later was arrested and charged with fraud, for forging a work permit document while attempting to open a bank account. He was convicted and served six months in prison.
    Subsequent applications for asylum, in light of his marriage to a European citizen, failed. Mr Suthakaran was married in a Hindu temple in Ealing, London, in November 2006.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lankan-who-attem

  99. We had to save him Rip…

    Mr Nagendrarajah Suthakaran originally claimed asylum in January 2005 and exhausted his appeals in August 2007. He absconded and a year later was arrested and charged with fraud, for forging a work permit document while attempting to open a bank account. He was convicted and served six months in prison.
    Subsequent applications for asylum, in light of his marriage to a European citizen, failed. Mr Suthakaran was married in a Hindu temple in Ealing, London, in November 2006.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lankan-who-attem

  100. We had to save him Rip…

    Mr Nagendrarajah Suthakaran originally claimed asylum in January 2005 and exhausted his appeals in August 2007. He absconded and a year later was arrested and charged with fraud, for forging a work permit document while attempting to open a bank account. He was convicted and served six months in prison.
    Subsequent applications for asylum, in light of his marriage to a European citizen, failed. Mr Suthakaran was married in a Hindu temple in Ealing, London, in November 2006.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lankan-who-attemped-suicide-wins-reprieve

  101. Hiyazzz Jim !!

    I also saw this post of yours !!

    Video footage captured the shelling by government forces of crowded hospitals and of civilians camped in areas declared by the government as ”no-fire zones.”

    Now, I must mention Jim, that I saw the video too – SURPRISED !!!

    For me, the video footage bares no evidence that

    1. The shells were fired by the government forces
    2. It was fired at a Hospital
    3. It was in the No fire Zone

    This is what those who were interviewed in the video had to say. If they had interviewed a GOSL official who would have said otherwise, what would your possition be??

    As I mentioned in my first post !!

    1. Why did not that Girl & Doctor leave the area if she was so sure that the government forces were delebarately shelling hospitals?
    2. If so, who informed the government forces the locations of such hospitals?
    3. As a responsible person, why did not the doctor send the wounded to government controlled areas for better medication ??

    I mean, any open mided person would have a fair doubt and would ask the above questions I posted without jumping in to conclusions right? As a (So called) responsible officer of AI, I am surprised that you had no doubt in your mind and had to take the words of people who are braded terrorists. This proves that you are not suitable for the job (OK – I proved it again) and you should basically quit immediately before you do further harm to humanity.

    Also, it was quite clear via UAV video's released by the GOSL (Live) that there were artilary posted inside no fire Zone by the retarded Terrorists of LTTE. It was also shown that the LTTE it self fired in to the No fire Zone. Now that's what we call evidence. With the existance of such evidence, you womiting out such a statement clearly proves your charactor as clearly shown in the wonderful photographs of yours !!!
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BYMKHm3XvFs/TdTdsI4sk6I

    Regards
    Rip Van Winkle !

  102. Jonathan Miller Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:32 am
    We had to save him Rip…

    Yes of course I see that you have done for the better prospects of Sri Lanka. We obviously do not want robbers and conmen down our streets. They are best served in Europe and UK I guess !!

    Thanks JM for the kind guesture !!

  103. Hiyazzz Jim !!

    I also saw this post of yours !!

    Video footage captured the shelling by government forces of crowded hospitals and of civilians camped in areas declared by the government as ”no-fire zones.”

    Now, I must mention Jim, that I saw the video too – SURPRISED !!!

    For me, the video footage bares no evidence that

    1. The shells were fired by the government forces
    2. It was fired at a Hospital
    3. It was in the No fire Zone

    This is what those who were interviewed in the video had to say. If they had interviewed a GOSL official who would have said otherwise, what would your possition be??

    As I mentioned in my first post !!

    1. Why did not that Girl & Doctor leave the area if she was so sure that the government forces were delebarately shelling hospitals?
    2. If so, who informed the government forces the locations of such hospitals?
    3. As a responsible person, why did not the doctor send the wounded to government controlled areas for better medication ??

    I mean, any open mided person would have a fair doubt and would ask the above questions I posted without jumping in to conclusions right? As a (So called) responsible officer of AI, I am surprised that you had no doubt in your mind and had to take the words of people who are braded terrorists. This proves that you are not suitable for the job (OK – I proved it again) and you should basically quit immediately before you do further harm to humanity.

    Also, it was quite clear via UAV video's released by the GOSL (Live) that there were artilary posted inside no fire Zone by the retarded Terrorists of LTTE. It was also shown that the LTTE it self fired in to the No fire Zone. Now that's what we call evidence. With the existance of such evidence, you womiting out such a statement clearly proves your charactor as clearly shown in the wonderful photographs of yours !!!
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BYMKHm3XvFs/TdTdsI4sk6I

    Regards
    Rip Van Winkle !

  104. Hiyazzz Jim !!

    I also saw this post of yours !!

    Video footage captured the shelling by government forces of crowded hospitals and of civilians camped in areas declared by the government as ”no-fire zones.”

    Now, I must mention Jim, that I saw the video too – SURPRISED !!!

    For me, the video footage bares no evidence that

    1. The shells were fired by the government forces
    2. It was fired at a Hospital
    3. It was in the No fire Zone

    This is what those who were interviewed in the video had to say. If they had interviewed a GOSL official who would have said otherwise, what would your possition be??

    As I mentioned in my first post !!

    1. Why did not that Girl & Doctor leave the area if she was so sure that the government forces were delebarately shelling hospitals?
    2. If so, who informed the government forces the locations of such hospitals?
    3. As a responsible person, why did not the doctor send the wounded to government controlled areas for better medication ??

    I mean, any open mided person would have a fair doubt and would ask the above questions I posted without jumping in to conclusions right? As a (So called) responsible officer of AI, I am surprised that you had no doubt in your mind and had to take the words of people who are braded terrorists. This proves that you are not suitable for the job (OK – I proved it again) and you should basically quit immediately before you do further harm to humanity.

    Also, it was quite clear via UAV video's released by the GOSL (Live) that there were artilary posted inside no fire Zone by the retarded Terrorists of LTTE. It was also shown that the LTTE it self fired in to the No fire Zone. Now that's what we call evidence. With the existance of such evidence, you womiting out such a statement clearly proves your charactor as clearly shown in the wonderful photographs of yours !!!
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BYMKHm3XvFs/TdTdsI4sk6I

    Regards
    Rip Van Winkle !

  105. The guys who appears to be hardcore Sinhala Buddhatvas will never ever accept any of their bastard actions. I saw one threewheeler (tuk,tuk vehicle) with a slogan on its back hood saying " Lankawa Budungey deshayai.."(Lanka belongs to Buddha) what a hijack….. Its better to have them say that…FOR IT IS ONLY IN LANKA that so many people could get murdered and then would be told ITS A FAKE MURDER!!!!!

    Only Sri Lankan authorities are famous in world at the moment in FAKING THE FAKE…..you smutts.

    Buddha is an imported stuff that came from India. So, is the Vijaya & the Raping gang, who invaded, raped Kuweni and little by little destroyed the original inhabitants and bastardized this island.

    So, the first invaders are still kiiling, raping, looting, lying and enjoying the stolen country….Budungey deshaya…my foot.

  106. Hey Labba !

    What has Budhism or any other religion got to do with what happened? Is it fair if I say that all suicide bombers and those who fired at innocent civilians are Hindu's and Lord Shiva (may he pardon me for using s sacred name to educate an Idiot) is to be blamed?

    what do you intend to say to the Tamil Budhists? Christians?

    To another human being with the slightest brain I would say think before u talk and shut up. But, for a retarded terrorist like you, I would say close your rectum ! It stinks BAD !

  107. Yo Jim M D !!!!!!!!!!

    Saw you attending a discusssion on this video in UN. Also, you had the greatest opportunity to listen to Brig. Shavindra Silva explain the video content. But, I heard that you were dead silent when the time came for questions and answeres like a dog with the tail tuck under.

    Why did you miss out on the greatest opportunity to get the word out from the horses mouth it self?

    Is it fair for you to shut the hell up when you have the opportunity and then come hide behind a computer screen and write bull crap? We call it as being a coward which you have successfully proven your self to be over the past several years !

    Again, I reiterate, it's high time you resign without disgracing your self further… Go to Texas and plough a corn feild. Would be a better HR mission that crapping at AI !

  108. Jonathan Miller Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:32 am
    We had to save him Rip…

    Yes of course I see that you have done for the better prospects of Sri Lanka. We obviously do not want robbers and conmen down our streets. They are best served in Europe and UK I guess !!

    Thanks JM for the kind guesture !!

  109. Hiyazzz Jim !!

    I also saw this post of yours !!

    Video footage captured the shelling by government forces of crowded hospitals and of civilians camped in areas declared by the government as ”no-fire zones.”

    Now, I must mention Jim, that I saw the video too – SURPRISED !!!

    For me, the video footage bares no evidence that

    1. The shells were fired by the government forces
    2. It was fired at a Hospital
    3. It was in the No fire Zone

    This is what those who were interviewed in the video had to say. If they had interviewed a GOSL official who would have said otherwise, what would your possition be??

    As I mentioned in my first post !!

    1. Why did not that Girl & Doctor leave the area if she was so sure that the government forces were delebarately shelling hospitals?
    2. If so, who informed the government forces the locations of such hospitals?
    3. As a responsible person, why did not the doctor send the wounded to government controlled areas for better medication ??

    I mean, any open mided person would have a fair doubt and would ask the above questions I posted without jumping in to conclusions right? As a (So called) responsible officer of AI, I am surprised that you had no doubt in your mind and had to take the words of people who are braded terrorists. This proves that you are not suitable for the job (OK – I proved it again) and you should basically quit immediately before you do further harm to humanity.

    Also, it was quite clear via UAV video’s released by the GOSL (Live) that there were artilary posted inside no fire Zone by the retarded Terrorists of LTTE. It was also shown that the LTTE it self fired in to the No fire Zone. Now that’s what we call evidence. With the existance of such evidence, you womiting out such a statement clearly proves your charactor as clearly shown in the wonderful photographs of yours !!!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BYMKHm3XvFs/TdTdsI4sk6I/AAAAAAAAEQ8/X7_FkA4kquA/s1600/Jim+Mc+Donnald+of+Amnesty+International.jpg

    Regards
    Rip Van Winkle !

  110. The guys who appears to be hardcore Sinhala Buddhatvas will never ever accept any of their bastard actions. I saw one threewheeler (tuk,tuk vehicle) with a slogan on its back hood saying ” Lankawa Budungey deshayai..”(Lanka belongs to Buddha) what a hijack….. Its better to have them say that…FOR IT IS ONLY IN LANKA that so many people could get murdered and then would be told ITS A FAKE MURDER!!!!!

    Only Sri Lankan authorities are famous in world at the moment in FAKING THE FAKE…..you smutts.

    Buddha is an imported stuff that came from India. So, is the Vijaya & the Raping gang, who invaded, raped Kuweni and little by little destroyed the original inhabitants and bastardized this island.

    So, the first invaders are still kiiling, raping, looting, lying and enjoying the stolen country….Budungey deshaya…my foot.

  111. Hey Labba !

    What has Budhism or any other religion got to do with what happened? Is it fair if I say that all suicide bombers and those who fired at innocent civilians are Hindu’s and Lord Shiva (may he pardon me for using s sacred name to educate an Idiot) is to be blamed?

    what do you intend to say to the Tamil Budhists? Christians?

    To another human being with the slightest brain I would say think before u talk and shut up. But, for a retarded terrorist like you, I would say close your rectum ! It stinks BAD !

  112. Yo Jim M D !!!!!!!!!!

    Saw you attending a discusssion on this video in UN. Also, you had the greatest opportunity to listen to Brig. Shavindra Silva explain the video content. But, I heard that you were dead silent when the time came for questions and answeres like a dog with the tail tuck under.

    Why did you miss out on the greatest opportunity to get the word out from the horses mouth it self?

    Is it fair for you to shut the hell up when you have the opportunity and then come hide behind a computer screen and write bull crap? We call it as being a coward which you have successfully proven your self to be over the past several years !

    Again, I reiterate, it’s high time you resign without disgracing your self further… Go to Texas and plough a corn feild. Would be a better HR mission that crapping at AI !

  113. Singa Thambi,
    Still crying for Eelam, no? Ahh… sad times, indeed. Here's Gen Silva having a nice chat with captured female LTTE cadres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9liYSQ3HU4
    Obviously he was committing Conversation Genocide, no?

    The SL govt is quite happy to confront sections of the hysterical human rights community and their distraught friends in the pro-LTTE diaspora. Russia and China (amongst others) have quietly pledged their support for SL, so no luck in any UN security council nonsense dreamt up by Eelam Fluffers in the UK and elsewhere.

  114. Dear Jim,
    I think Rip is being very unfair to you when he notes your uncharacteristic silence when faced with the opportunity to question Gen. Silva.

    Who can forget your call to action facing AI's Elite Humanitarian Warriors, when you declared war on Sri Lanka with a stirring battle cry:
    “We will not stop campaigning until the victims and their families get the truth and the justice they deserve.” “There WILL be an international investigation into these war crimes and abuses.“
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    So much truth and justice to deliver and such little time. Perhaps we can start with the easy pickings of AI's own conduct during Eelam War 4? Or is that simply too painful?

  115. Singa Thambi,
    Still crying for Eelam, no? Ahh… sad times, indeed. Here's Gen Silva having a nice chat with captured female LTTE cadres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9liYSQ3HU4
    Obviously he was committing Conversation Genocide, no?

    The SL govt is quite happy to confront sections of the hysterical human rights community and their distraught friends in the pro-LTTE diaspora. Russia and China (amongst others) have quietly pledged their support for SL, so no luck in any UN security council nonsense dreamt up by Eelam Fluffers in the UK and elsewhere.

  116. Singa Thambi,
    Still crying for Eelam, no? Ahh… sad times, indeed. Here's Gen Silva having a nice chat with captured female LTTE cadres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9liYSQ3HU4
    Obviously he was committing Conversation Genocide, no?

    The SL govt is quite happy to confront sections of the hysterical human rights community and their distraught friends in the pro-LTTE diaspora. Russia and China (amongst others) have quietly pledged their support for SL, so no luck in any UN security council nonsense dreamt up by Eelam Fluffers in the UK and elsewhere.

  117. Dear Jim,
    I think Rip is being very unfair to you when he notes your uncharacteristic silence when faced with the opportunity to question Gen. Silva.

    Who can forget your call to action facing AI's Elite Humanitarian Warriors, when you declared war on Sri Lanka with a stirring battle cry:
    “We will not stop campaigning until the victims and their families get the truth and the justice they deserve.” “There WILL be an international investigation into these war crimes and abuses.“
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    So much truth and justice to deliver and such little time. Perhaps we can start with the easy pickings of AI's own conduct during Eelam War 4? Or is that simply too painful?

  118. Dear Jim,
    I think Rip is being very unfair to you when he notes your uncharacteristic silence when faced with the opportunity to question Gen. Silva.

    Who can forget your call to action facing AI's Elite Humanitarian Warriors, when you declared war on Sri Lanka with a stirring battle cry:
    “We will not stop campaigning until the victims and their families get the truth and the justice they deserve.” “There WILL be an international investigation into these war crimes and abuses.“
    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011

    So much truth and justice to deliver and such little time. Perhaps we can start with the easy pickings of AI's own conduct during Eelam War 4? Or is that simply too painful?

  119. C-4 project suffers debilitating setback in New York – Int’l HR groups stunned by UK film maker’s ignorance

    An attempt to drum up support for the controversial ‘Darusman Report’ and documentary ‘Sri Lanka Killing Fields’, produced by the UK-based Channel 4 News, in New York on Tuesday (21) went awry due to unexpected intervention by Sri Lanka’s No 2 at the UN, Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva.
    Maj. Gen. Silva, who holds the ambassadorial rank, took on Callum Macrae, who directed the 50-minute documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ prompting the film maker to point out that the Maj. Gen. should have made representations to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Silva shot back at Macrae saying that he had appeared before the LLRC twice. The former Gen. Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 58 Division alleged that Macrae had been sponsored by someone to visit New York to discredit the government of Sri Lanka.

    The British filmmaker seemed devastated when Ambassador Silva pointed out the wrong translation depicted during the clip where civilians were in a trench was also brought to light. The civilians in the trench are shown shouting at the cameraman for recording this and the false translation provided for the Tamil being spoken, is clear evidence that this was in fact staged, he said.

    Silva alleged that filmmaker had used two eyewitnesses, Vany Kumar and Dr. Shanmugaraj. Vany Kumar had three different aliases to suit her stragety, the official said revealing she was also called Damilvany Kumar, Vany Kumar, Damilvany Gananakumar.Although Channel 4 News said that she had been in Sri Lanka only for 6 months at the last stages of the conflict, her sister based in Essex is on record as having told the Guardian.co.UK an entirely a different story.

    Addressing representatives of AI, HRW and ICG at the meeting, the tough talking Maj. Gen. said that failure on their part to invite him for the discussion was surprising. Alleging the organizers wanted to avoid him, Silva said that as he was the only senior military official shown on ‘Sri Lanka Killing Fields’ along with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa he felt the need to respond to war crime allegations.

  120. My Apology to Ignorant Morons Everywhere

    I recently categorised Channel 4's "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" director Callum McCray an "ignorant moron" for his clueless and idiotic statements about Sri Lanka including this:

    “…The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa..” where he seems to have forgotten that all Sri Lankan governments have included Tamils and other minorities holding senior political office. http://tinyurl.com/5u9pgdv

    Major General Silva (Hammer of the LTTE) has now exposed McCray's moronicity more comprehensively by highlighting McCray's ignorance at the UN Church Centre. McCray insisted that Maj. Gen. Silva should've made representations to the LLRC. Silva reminded the clueless film-maker that he'd appeared twice at the LLRC. He also pointed out other idiocies in the film. http://tinyurl.com/6dqbw36

    Even AI were taken aback by McCray's display of ignorance. AI displaying its commitment to openness and transparency refused to allow Maj. Gen. Silva the opportunity to show video and other data to counter certain tendentious aspects of this propaganda film.

    Jim, I'm very disappointed by this, given that you've consistently maintained that the 'untrustworthy' SL govt should be more transparent and open in its dealings. :) :)

    I now realise that to call McCray an "ignorant moron" was an insult to ignorant morons everywhere and I sincerely apologise if any ignorant morons had their feelings hurt.

  121. UK Sunday Times criticises Channel 4 for its shoddy journalism

    AA Gill’s article in the UK Sunday Times has roundly crticised the Channel4 presentation stating Jon Snow’s commentary was intemperate and partisan, and it was all held together by assumptions.
    Jon Snow has done irreparable damage to the reconciliation efforts of Sri Lanka, and he along with all who have chosen to believe another “Iraq has WMDs” story, has deliberately and pointedly attacked Sri Lanka with uncorroborated, unsubstantiated and sickening material cobbled together as investigative journalism. It has demonstrated how one can sell one’s soul for a few pieces of silver, and burrow to murky depths even the lowliest of living beings would shudder to go

  122. Choosing to Die [Terry Prachett's BBC 2 documentary on euthanasia] was billed, hyperbolically, as the first time the moment of death has been shown on television. It isn't. Not by many, many deaths.

    What they meant was the first death of a white western man in a sitting room; there is death all over television all the time. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, Channel 4's documentary on that country's civil war, was made up of little else but the moment of death. Just before we get into it, I am going to pause, yet again, to have an eye-rollingly weary word about Jon Snow's comic ties and jocund socks. And to explain why I mind and why they matter.

    The ugly garish ties are worn to semaphore the fact that this is a chap who is only wearing a suit because the headmaster says he must. Inside, he is really a far more relaxed, counterculture kind of dude, not at all the establishment flunky the two-piece single-breasted implies. It is a pathetically and worryingly childish pose in a man approaching retirement who wants what comes out of his mouth to be taken seriously. Back to the programme.

    Channel 4 has been flogging this story for more than a year, ever since it was given an unattributed but disturbing clip of footage that appeared to show Tamil Tiger prisoners being executed. It has showed it so often, to righteously harangue the Sri Lankan ambassador and various spokesmen, that now nobody will talk to it.

    The channel has accumulated a large collection of samizdat amateur footage from mobile phones and video cameras – mostly unattributed and uncorroborated. It mixes this footage with comment from unnamed sources with distorted voices and shadowed faces. And human rights lawyers. It was brutal, it was shocking, but it wasn't journalism.

    Not a second of this has been shot by Channel 4; none of the eyewitness accounts comes from journalists.

    Snow's commentary was intemperate and partisan, and it was all held together by assumptions. Channel 4 News has drifted from providing news broadcasts into being an outlet for nodding spokespeople and assorted NGOs and environmental pressure groups, or anyone who can provide interesting or sensational film. It follows the old American news adage, "If it bleeds, it leads”.

    What was depressing about this particularly bloody special was not just that it had precious little context or considered thought, but that the people who will suffer most from it are not governments or soldiers, but the victims of this brutal war, who deserve a more measured professionalism and due diligence, and who deserve better than this compilation of gore, topped and tailed by a man in a comedy tie.

    Finally, the most demeaning and prurient part of it all was that the penises of the naked men being executed were smudged out, as if they were the shocking part.

    And the pubic hair of abused and murdered women was coyly pixelated so as not to be titillating. The horror of war tidied up like Japanese porn, to save us the embarrassment and distaste of having to look at the genitals of the dead.

    This was a piece of politically correct sanitising that was degrading and humiliating for the viewer and the viewed, but was symbolic of this programme's contorted news agenda. It really was the most astonishing and misjudged editorial decision from a news broadcaster that has grown into the habit of poor judgment on almost everything.

    Channel 4 News once had clever and astute reporters; now it boasts a revolving handful of Autocue readers with hair issues. And its arts coverage, which was by far the best of any terrestrial news, is now ill-informed, naff and embarrassing. This documentary was a low point in a continuing slump.

    What both Choosing to Die and the Sri Lankan documentary suffered from in different ways was empathy – which is very popular in documentaries these days. What both should have had was a buttoned-up sober detachment.

    AA Gill

  123. My Apology to Ignorant Morons Everywhere

    I recently categorised Channel 4's "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" director Callum McCray an "ignorant moron" for his clueless and idiotic statements about Sri Lanka including this:

    “…The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa..” where he seems to have forgotten that all Sri Lankan governments have included Tamils and other minorities holding senior political office. http://tinyurl.com/5u9pgdv

    Major General Silva (Hammer of the LTTE) has now exposed McCray's moronicity more comprehensively by highlighting McCray's ignorance at the UN Church Centre. McCray insisted that Maj. Gen. Silva should've made representations to the LLRC. Silva reminded the clueless film-maker that he'd appeared twice at the LLRC. He also pointed out other idiocies in the film. http://tinyurl.com/6dqbw36

    Even AI were taken aback by McCray's display of ignorance. AI displaying its commitment to openness and transparency refused to allow Maj. Gen. Silva the opportunity to show video and other data to counter certain tendentious aspects of this propaganda film.

    Jim, I'm very disappointed by this, given that you've consistently maintained that the 'untrustworthy' SL govt should be more transparent and open in its dealings. :) :)

    I now realise that to call McCray an "ignorant moron" was an insult to ignorant morons everywhere and I sincerely apologise if any ignorant morons had their feelings hurt.

  124. My Apology to Ignorant Morons Everywhere

    I recently categorised Channel 4's "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" director Callum McCray an "ignorant moron" for his clueless and idiotic statements about Sri Lanka including this:

    “…The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa..” where he seems to have forgotten that all Sri Lankan governments have included Tamils and other minorities holding senior political office. http://tinyurl.com/5u9pgdv

    Major General Silva (Hammer of the LTTE) has now exposed McCray's moronicity more comprehensively by highlighting McCray's ignorance at the UN Church Centre. McCray insisted that Maj. Gen. Silva should've made representations to the LLRC. Silva reminded the clueless film-maker that he'd appeared twice at the LLRC. He also pointed out other idiocies in the film. http://tinyurl.com/6dqbw36

    Even AI were taken aback by McCray's display of ignorance. AI displaying its commitment to openness and transparency refused to allow Maj. Gen. Silva the opportunity to show video and other data to counter certain tendentious aspects of this propaganda film.

    Jim, I'm very disappointed by this, given that you've consistently maintained that the 'untrustworthy' SL govt should be more transparent and open in its dealings. :) :)

    I now realise that to call McCray an "ignorant moron" was an insult to ignorant morons everywhere and I sincerely apologise if any ignorant morons had their feelings hurt.

  125. WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world's tipping point for outrage? How horrific must despotism be to compel the ''international community'' to pursue and prosecute national leaders whose regimes commit war crimes? In the Bosnian war of the 1990s, it was incontestable; Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since the Holocaust, a massacre directly witnessed by the very international peacekeepers deployed to stop it. Two Serb leaders, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, are on trial in The Hague, the evidence against them overwhelming. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/getting
    By UN estimates, as many as 40,000 people died on that blood-drenched beach in April-May 2009. And as the case builds against the Rajapaksas, people such as Gordon Weiss ask why Australians are more agitated about what happens to their cattle in Indonesia than about the death of so many innocents in Sri Lanka's killing fields?

    They came in their hundreds in search of their loved ones. Almost all returned empty handed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1
    Nearly two thousand Tamils have visited the police in the northern Sri Lankan town of Vavunia over the last ten days to find details of those missing during the war and since the military declaring it's victory over Tamil Tigers more than two years ago.

    Is sri lanka puppet of both Russia and China now, it barks at Human rights group/western world again?

  126. How these, sinhalla propaganda babarians justify, killing of civilians, even unborn http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?22IIBd302bjQK4e3

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don't exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.

    Sinhala Chauvinism, It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.

  127. Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    Accountability and justice in Sri Lanka: a new chapter at last? http://www.opendemocracy.net/lutz-oette/accountab
    The recommendations in the Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka provide a good starting point for what should be done to free the country from its cycle of violence.

    But sri lanka is puppet of some big power, it will not change policy
    Genocide a national policy of Sri Lanka, says Tamil Nadu professor http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  128. Singa Thambi,
    Still crying for Eelam, no? Ahh… sad times, indeed. Here’s Gen Silva having a nice chat with captured female LTTE cadres.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9liYSQ3HU4
    Obviously he was committing Conversation Genocide, no?

    The SL govt is quite happy to confront sections of the hysterical human rights community and their distraught friends in the pro-LTTE diaspora. Russia and China (amongst others) have quietly pledged their support for SL, so no luck in any UN security council nonsense dreamt up by Eelam Fluffers in the UK and elsewhere.

  129. WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world's tipping point for outrage? How horrific must despotism be to compel the ''international community'' to pursue and prosecute national leaders whose regimes commit war crimes? In the Bosnian war of the 1990s, it was incontestable; Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since the Holocaust, a massacre directly witnessed by the very international peacekeepers deployed to stop it. Two Serb leaders, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, are on trial in The Hague, the evidence against them overwhelming. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/getting
    By UN estimates, as many as 40,000 people died on that blood-drenched beach in April-May 2009. And as the case builds against the Rajapaksas, people such as Gordon Weiss ask why Australians are more agitated about what happens to their cattle in Indonesia than about the death of so many innocents in Sri Lanka's killing fields?

    They came in their hundreds in search of their loved ones. Almost all returned empty handed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1
    Nearly two thousand Tamils have visited the police in the northern Sri Lankan town of Vavunia over the last ten days to find details of those missing during the war and since the military declaring it's victory over Tamil Tigers more than two years ago.

    Is sri lanka puppet of both Russia and China now, it barks at Human rights group/western world again?

  130. WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world's tipping point for outrage? How horrific must despotism be to compel the ''international community'' to pursue and prosecute national leaders whose regimes commit war crimes? In the Bosnian war of the 1990s, it was incontestable; Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since the Holocaust, a massacre directly witnessed by the very international peacekeepers deployed to stop it. Two Serb leaders, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, are on trial in The Hague, the evidence against them overwhelming. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/getting
    By UN estimates, as many as 40,000 people died on that blood-drenched beach in April-May 2009. And as the case builds against the Rajapaksas, people such as Gordon Weiss ask why Australians are more agitated about what happens to their cattle in Indonesia than about the death of so many innocents in Sri Lanka's killing fields?

    They came in their hundreds in search of their loved ones. Almost all returned empty handed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/1
    Nearly two thousand Tamils have visited the police in the northern Sri Lankan town of Vavunia over the last ten days to find details of those missing during the war and since the military declaring it's victory over Tamil Tigers more than two years ago.

    Is sri lanka puppet of both Russia and China now, it barks at Human rights group/western world again?

  131. Dear Jim,
    I think Rip is being very unfair to you when he notes your uncharacteristic silence when faced with the opportunity to question Gen. Silva.

    Who can forget your call to action facing AI’s Elite Humanitarian Warriors, when you declared war on Sri Lanka with a stirring battle cry:
    “We will not stop campaigning until the victims and their families get the truth and the justice they deserve.” “There WILL be an international investigation into these war crimes and abuses.“

    http://thecarthaginiansolution.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/amnesty-intl-declares-war-on-sri-lanka/

    So much truth and justice to deliver and such little time. Perhaps we can start with the easy pickings of AI’s own conduct during Eelam War 4? Or is that simply too painful?

  132. How these, sinhalla propaganda babarians justify, killing of civilians, even unborn http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?22IIBd302bjQK4e3

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don't exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.

    Sinhala Chauvinism, It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.

  133. How these, sinhalla propaganda babarians justify, killing of civilians, even unborn http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?22IIBd302bjQK4e3

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don't exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.

    Sinhala Chauvinism, It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.

  134. Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    Accountability and justice in Sri Lanka: a new chapter at last? http://www.opendemocracy.net/lutz-oette/accountab
    The recommendations in the Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka provide a good starting point for what should be done to free the country from its cycle of violence.

    But sri lanka is puppet of some big power, it will not change policy
    Genocide a national policy of Sri Lanka, says Tamil Nadu professor http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  135. Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    Accountability and justice in Sri Lanka: a new chapter at last? http://www.opendemocracy.net/lutz-oette/accountab
    The recommendations in the Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka provide a good starting point for what should be done to free the country from its cycle of violence.

    But sri lanka is puppet of some big power, it will not change policy
    Genocide a national policy of Sri Lanka, says Tamil Nadu professor http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  136. Singa Says

    June 22nd, 2011 at 12:33 pm


    Jim,
    you are right, you didn’t talk to a war criminal Brig. Shavindra Silva, who is part of the murdering team.

    Ane Modayo !! (You bloody Fool)

    He (Jim) or anyone else (AI, HRW, ICG) could not ask questions because they were bowled out by Brig. Shavi – LOL !!

    Did you hear the latest ?? Even the United Nations have agreed that there are plenty of flaws in the video

    LOL – No more lies for you Pussie, trying to be Lion (Singha)

  137. C-4 project suffers debilitating setback in New York – Int’l HR groups stunned by UK film maker’s ignorance

    An attempt to drum up support for the controversial ‘Darusman Report’ and documentary ‘Sri Lanka Killing Fields’, produced by the UK-based Channel 4 News, in New York on Tuesday (21) went awry due to unexpected intervention by Sri Lanka’s No 2 at the UN, Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva.
    Maj. Gen. Silva, who holds the ambassadorial rank, took on Callum Macrae, who directed the 50-minute documentary ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ prompting the film maker to point out that the Maj. Gen. should have made representations to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Silva shot back at Macrae saying that he had appeared before the LLRC twice. The former Gen. Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 58 Division alleged that Macrae had been sponsored by someone to visit New York to discredit the government of Sri Lanka.

    The British filmmaker seemed devastated when Ambassador Silva pointed out the wrong translation depicted during the clip where civilians were in a trench was also brought to light. The civilians in the trench are shown shouting at the cameraman for recording this and the false translation provided for the Tamil being spoken, is clear evidence that this was in fact staged, he said.

    Silva alleged that filmmaker had used two eyewitnesses, Vany Kumar and Dr. Shanmugaraj. Vany Kumar had three different aliases to suit her stragety, the official said revealing she was also called Damilvany Kumar, Vany Kumar, Damilvany Gananakumar.Although Channel 4 News said that she had been in Sri Lanka only for 6 months at the last stages of the conflict, her sister based in Essex is on record as having told the Guardian.co.UK an entirely a different story.

    Addressing representatives of AI, HRW and ICG at the meeting, the tough talking Maj. Gen. said that failure on their part to invite him for the discussion was surprising. Alleging the organizers wanted to avoid him, Silva said that as he was the only senior military official shown on ‘Sri Lanka Killing Fields’ along with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa he felt the need to respond to war crime allegations.

  138. UK Sunday Times criticises Channel 4 for its shoddy journalism

    AA Gill’s article in the UK Sunday Times has roundly crticised the Channel4 presentation stating Jon Snow’s commentary was intemperate and partisan, and it was all held together by assumptions.
    Jon Snow has done irreparable damage to the reconciliation efforts of Sri Lanka, and he along with all who have chosen to believe another “Iraq has WMDs” story, has deliberately and pointedly attacked Sri Lanka with uncorroborated, unsubstantiated and sickening material cobbled together as investigative journalism. It has demonstrated how one can sell one’s soul for a few pieces of silver, and burrow to murky depths even the lowliest of living beings would shudder to go

  139. Choosing to Die [Terry Prachett's BBC 2 documentary on euthanasia] was billed, hyperbolically, as the first time the moment of death has been shown on television. It isn’t. Not by many, many deaths.

    What they meant was the first death of a white western man in a sitting room; there is death all over television all the time. Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, Channel 4′s documentary on that country’s civil war, was made up of little else but the moment of death. Just before we get into it, I am going to pause, yet again, to have an eye-rollingly weary word about Jon Snow’s comic ties and jocund socks. And to explain why I mind and why they matter.

    The ugly garish ties are worn to semaphore the fact that this is a chap who is only wearing a suit because the headmaster says he must. Inside, he is really a far more relaxed, counterculture kind of dude, not at all the establishment flunky the two-piece single-breasted implies. It is a pathetically and worryingly childish pose in a man approaching retirement who wants what comes out of his mouth to be taken seriously. Back to the programme.

    Channel 4 has been flogging this story for more than a year, ever since it was given an unattributed but disturbing clip of footage that appeared to show Tamil Tiger prisoners being executed. It has showed it so often, to righteously harangue the Sri Lankan ambassador and various spokesmen, that now nobody will talk to it.

    The channel has accumulated a large collection of samizdat amateur footage from mobile phones and video cameras – mostly unattributed and uncorroborated. It mixes this footage with comment from unnamed sources with distorted voices and shadowed faces. And human rights lawyers. It was brutal, it was shocking, but it wasn’t journalism.

    Not a second of this has been shot by Channel 4; none of the eyewitness accounts comes from journalists.

    Snow’s commentary was intemperate and partisan, and it was all held together by assumptions. Channel 4 News has drifted from providing news broadcasts into being an outlet for nodding spokespeople and assorted NGOs and environmental pressure groups, or anyone who can provide interesting or sensational film. It follows the old American news adage, “If it bleeds, it leads”.

    What was depressing about this particularly bloody special was not just that it had precious little context or considered thought, but that the people who will suffer most from it are not governments or soldiers, but the victims of this brutal war, who deserve a more measured professionalism and due diligence, and who deserve better than this compilation of gore, topped and tailed by a man in a comedy tie.

    Finally, the most demeaning and prurient part of it all was that the penises of the naked men being executed were smudged out, as if they were the shocking part.

    And the pubic hair of abused and murdered women was coyly pixelated so as not to be titillating. The horror of war tidied up like Japanese porn, to save us the embarrassment and distaste of having to look at the genitals of the dead.

    This was a piece of politically correct sanitising that was degrading and humiliating for the viewer and the viewed, but was symbolic of this programme’s contorted news agenda. It really was the most astonishing and misjudged editorial decision from a news broadcaster that has grown into the habit of poor judgment on almost everything.

    Channel 4 News once had clever and astute reporters; now it boasts a revolving handful of Autocue readers with hair issues. And its arts coverage, which was by far the best of any terrestrial news, is now ill-informed, naff and embarrassing. This documentary was a low point in a continuing slump.

    What both Choosing to Die and the Sri Lankan documentary suffered from in different ways was empathy – which is very popular in documentaries these days. What both should have had was a buttoned-up sober detachment.

    AA Gill

  140. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I can understand Exactly what you mean when you say !!
    WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world’s tipping point for outrage?

    All Tamils would have felt this when the LTTE went on to kill all Tamils whom they were lying about protecting and trying to be the saviour of noh ??

    I mean, see the number of Tamils (these are the Prominant ones – the leaders) that the LTTE Killed !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Good that the Morons of LTTE are no longer there to kill the Tamils !

  141. My Apology to Ignorant Morons Everywhere

    I recently categorised Channel 4′s “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” director Callum McCray an “ignorant moron” for his clueless and idiotic statements about Sri Lanka including this:

    “…The brutal Sinhalese government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa..” where he seems to have forgotten that all Sri Lankan governments have included Tamils and other minorities holding senior political office.
    http://tinyurl.com/5u9pgdv

    Major General Silva (Hammer of the LTTE) has now exposed McCray’s moronicity more comprehensively by highlighting McCray’s ignorance at the UN Church Centre. McCray insisted that Maj. Gen. Silva should’ve made representations to the LLRC. Silva reminded the clueless film-maker that he’d appeared twice at the LLRC. He also pointed out other idiocies in the film.
    http://tinyurl.com/6dqbw36

    Even AI were taken aback by McCray’s display of ignorance. AI displaying its commitment to openness and transparency refused to allow Maj. Gen. Silva the opportunity to show video and other data to counter certain tendentious aspects of this propaganda film.

    Jim, I’m very disappointed by this, given that you’ve consistently maintained that the ‘untrustworthy’ SL govt should be more transparent and open in its dealings. :) :)

    I now realise that to call McCray an “ignorant moron” was an insult to ignorant morons everywhere and I sincerely apologise if any ignorant morons had their feelings hurt.

  142. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I can understand Exactly what you mean when you say !!
    WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world’s tipping point for outrage?

    All Tamils would have felt this when the LTTE went on to kill all Tamils whom they were lying about protecting and trying to be the saviour of noh ??

    I mean, see the number of Tamils (these are the Prominant ones – the leaders) that the LTTE Killed !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Good that the Morons of LTTE are no longer there to kill the Tamils !

  143. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I can understand Exactly what you mean when you say !!
    WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world’s tipping point for outrage?

    All Tamils would have felt this when the LTTE went on to kill all Tamils whom they were lying about protecting and trying to be the saviour of noh ??

    I mean, see the number of Tamils (these are the Prominant ones – the leaders) that the LTTE Killed !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Good that the Morons of LTTE are no longer there to kill the Tamils !

  144. WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world’s tipping point for outrage? How horrific must despotism be to compel the ”international community” to pursue and prosecute national leaders whose regimes commit war crimes? In the Bosnian war of the 1990s, it was incontestable; Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since the Holocaust, a massacre directly witnessed by the very international peacekeepers deployed to stop it. Two Serb leaders, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, are on trial in The Hague, the evidence against them overwhelming.
    http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/getting-away-with-murder-in-colombo-20110622-1gfan.html
    By UN estimates, as many as 40,000 people died on that blood-drenched beach in April-May 2009. And as the case builds against the Rajapaksas, people such as Gordon Weiss ask why Australians are more agitated about what happens to their cattle in Indonesia than about the death of so many innocents in Sri Lanka’s killing fields?

    They came in their hundreds in search of their loved ones. Almost all returned empty handed.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/06/110622_tid_missing.shtml
    Nearly two thousand Tamils have visited the police in the northern Sri Lankan town of Vavunia over the last ten days to find details of those missing during the war and since the military declaring it’s victory over Tamil Tigers more than two years ago.

    Is sri lanka puppet of both Russia and China now, it barks at Human rights group/western world again?

  145. How these, sinhalla propaganda babarians justify, killing of civilians, even unborn
    http://www.tamilwin.com/view.php?22IIBd302bjQK4e34GpNcb0r92WddeS293bcb7pG2e4dWQj302cLLw42

    Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.
    Sri Lankan conflict is sometime quite a complex one to understand not because the conflict itself is complex but, corrupt politicians, career minded journalists, biased terror experts, countries with geopolitical interests and those who are short sighted have twisted the stories that many in the world don’t exactly know what has been going on in Sri Lanka.

    Story of Sri Lanka in the last sixty five years is simply the repetitions of hundreds and thousands of similar horrific events at different scales. 99% of the perpetrators were either Sri Lankan military or extremist Sinhala mobs and 99% of the victims were innocent Tamils.

    As the cries of dying women and children were shaking the earth, Sri Lankan military used maximum fire power to kill several thousands Tamils every single day. While the wounded were crying for water to wet their tongues, military tanks rolled over them. Wounded and the sick who were hiding in the bunkers were buried alive. Those who surrendered with white flags were executed in cold blood. Petrol and chemicals were poured over the tents and dead bodies.

    Even a primary school child with simple mathematical skills would not just be able to understand the deadly conflict in Sri Lanka but also would be able to identify who the real victims are and who the culprits are, just by looking at these simple and obvious facts.
    In the last sixty years more than three hundred thousands Tamils died in Sri Lanka. They were killed by bombs, guns, swords and knives. Many Tamils went through physical abuse, torture, isolation and rape in the hands of the Sinhala soldiers before their death. Thousands of Tamil women were raped. More than fifty thousands were maimed. Many thousands have become orphans and windows. More than a million had to flee the country in order to save the lives.

    Sinhala Chauvinism, It is built on ignorance, arrogance, jealousy, insecurity, anger, lies and deceptions. This is a dangerous disease that has blinded the hearts and minds of the extremists. Sinhala Chauvinism or Sinhala Buddhist extremism can be compared to Nazism.

  146. Ignorance, insecurity, jealousy, pride, selfishness, greed and all the evils come together and make people to hate those who are not like them. Mugabe chasing out White farmers in Zimbabwe, Extremist Serbians killing the Bosnian Muslims, Hitler massacring the Jews and Sinhalese killing the Tamils are all telling us the same story.
    Current unrest in Sri Lanka can be traced back to the middle of the last century when Tamils were comparatively doing well in education and business. Sinhala extremists in Sri Lanka couldn’t digest the fact that Tamils still being a minority, dominating education and business. Since 1950, almost every ten years, Tamils were killed in thousands and their properties were burned to ashes. These attacks were always masterminded by the Sinhala rulers who were in power.

    In the last thirty years, with the excuse of War on Terror, Sri Lanka has managed to destroy most of the homes, Schools, libraries, hospitals, factories and farms in the Tamil areas. Sri Lankan Tamils who were once, one of the most literate and prosperous people groups in the South East Asia is now fighting for their bare survival.

    Accountability and justice in Sri Lanka: a new chapter at last?
    http://www.opendemocracy.net/lutz-oette/accountability-and-justice-in-sri-lanka-new-chapter-at-last
    The recommendations in the Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka provide a good starting point for what should be done to free the country from its cycle of violence.

    But sri lanka is puppet of some big power, it will not change policy
    Genocide a national policy of Sri Lanka, says Tamil Nadu professor
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31069

  147. Singa Says

    June 22nd, 2011 at 12:33 pm


    Jim,
    you are right, you didn’t talk to a war criminal Brig. Shavindra Silva, who is part of the murdering team.

    Ane Modayo !! (You bloody Fool)

    He (Jim) or anyone else (AI, HRW, ICG) could not ask questions because they were bowled out by Brig. Shavi – LOL !!

    Did you hear the latest ?? Even the United Nations have agreed that there are plenty of flaws in the video

    LOL – No more lies for you Pussie, trying to be Lion (Singha)

  148. war crimes and its serious breaches of the international law Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I can understand Exactly what you mean when you say !!
    WHEN governments kill the people they are mandated to protect and help prosper, what is the world’s tipping point for outrage?

    All Tamils would have felt this when the LTTE went on to kill all Tamils whom they were lying about protecting and trying to be the saviour of noh ??

    I mean, see the number of Tamils (these are the Prominant ones – the leaders) that the LTTE Killed !!

    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_killed.htm

    Good that the Morons of LTTE are no longer there to kill the Tamils !

  149. Oh well…i guess the counter facts have made this mocumentary obsolete anyway….you have to remember that you are dealing with the lives of 20 million people with these allegations of war crimes….

  150. Skully,

    Even with all the flaws and biases, incidents of execution etc from the C4 documentary still need to be investigated by GoSL.

    I have no doubt that the SLA did execute LTTE POWs and/or civilians as did the LTTE with SLA POWs & other civilians. It happens in every war and is happening right now in Iraq, AfPak and Libya.

  151. Mango,

    I know we Sri Lankans think we are morally superior to the west, and want to lead the world from the front.

    Remember we are a little country; let’s take our place in the long queue of human rights enquiries, behind the USA, UK, France etc

    Peace

  152. Oh well…i guess the counter facts have made this mocumentary obsolete anyway….you have to remember that you are dealing with the lives of 20 million people with these allegations of war crimes….

  153. Skully,

    Even with all the flaws and biases, incidents of execution etc from the C4 documentary still need to be investigated by GoSL.

    I have no doubt that the SLA did execute LTTE POWs and/or civilians as did the LTTE with SLA POWs & other civilians. It happens in every war and is happening right now in Iraq, AfPak and Libya.

  154. Mango,

    I know we Sri Lankans think we are morally superior to the west, and want to lead the world from the front.

    Remember we are a little country; let’s take our place in the long queue of human rights enquiries, behind the USA, UK, France etc

    Peace

  155. U.S. fails to move beyond words against Sri Lanka for war-crimes against Tamils http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/21/u-s-fail

    Addressing the questions, the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, “Let me say that U.S. personnel have seen the film. It includes some very disturbing images. As we’ve stated, we are deeply concerned about credible allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka.”

    According to reports, the film includes footage of apparent extra-judicial massacres of prisoners by Sri Lankan government forces, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian hospitals and the bodies of female Tamil fighters who appear to have been sexually assaulted.

    Nuland, who has taken over the reins of her post a few days ago continued, “We support a full accounting of and accountability for those who engage in acts that violated international human rights in Sri Lanka,” adding, “Assistant Secretary Blake and other senior officials have regularly raised these concerns.”

  156. Let me barge in please… I don't think any of us think that we are supirior to west. If not, our idiots will not embrace all that's thrown at us from west and drink a healthy king coconut instead of toxic coke. The only worry is that the west who had from inception broken all HR laws ans first of all started the HR issues preaching HR to eastern countires that were anyway practising HR for thousands of years. For example, we did not want the west to teach us to treat all humans equally and have compassion to animals. We learnt this 2500 years back with Buddhism. We treated mothers and women with greatest respect and do so todate, not like west or Arab. Putting it to practise in some instances, yes I agree there are issues NOW.. but the west cannot call themselves saints when actually all issues were created by them anyway. No one could be supirior to anyone. We are all human. Terrorists better know this and let humans be or perish, for humans will have to take action to save humanity from retarded terrorists.

  157. U.S. fails to move beyond words against Sri Lanka for war-crimes against Tamils http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/21/u-s-fail

    Addressing the questions, the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, “Let me say that U.S. personnel have seen the film. It includes some very disturbing images. As we’ve stated, we are deeply concerned about credible allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka.”

    According to reports, the film includes footage of apparent extra-judicial massacres of prisoners by Sri Lankan government forces, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian hospitals and the bodies of female Tamil fighters who appear to have been sexually assaulted.

    Nuland, who has taken over the reins of her post a few days ago continued, “We support a full accounting of and accountability for those who engage in acts that violated international human rights in Sri Lanka,” adding, “Assistant Secretary Blake and other senior officials have regularly raised these concerns.”

  158. U.S. fails to move beyond words against Sri Lanka for war-crimes against Tamils http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/21/u-s-fail

    Addressing the questions, the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, “Let me say that U.S. personnel have seen the film. It includes some very disturbing images. As we’ve stated, we are deeply concerned about credible allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka.”

    According to reports, the film includes footage of apparent extra-judicial massacres of prisoners by Sri Lankan government forces, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian hospitals and the bodies of female Tamil fighters who appear to have been sexually assaulted.

    Nuland, who has taken over the reins of her post a few days ago continued, “We support a full accounting of and accountability for those who engage in acts that violated international human rights in Sri Lanka,” adding, “Assistant Secretary Blake and other senior officials have regularly raised these concerns.”

  159. Lion's Testicles (Labba): What is the connection of a religion with Channel 4's production? You know nothing about Buddhism yet you try to act like you know. Get a life you fu*king pervert.

  160. TamilAlagan: No, we Sri Lankans do not think to lead the world which is not possible. It's USA which tries so hard to be the leader of the world. By the way this is not a place to post your little jokes.

    Who are you? and where the hell do you live? :P

  161. Let me barge in please… I don’t think any of us think that we are supirior to west. If not, our idiots will not embrace all that’s thrown at us from west and drink a healthy king coconut instead of toxic coke. The only worry is that the west who had from inception broken all HR laws ans first of all started the HR issues preaching HR to eastern countires that were anyway practising HR for thousands of years. For example, we did not want the west to teach us to treat all humans equally and have compassion to animals. We learnt this 2500 years back with Buddhism. We treated mothers and women with greatest respect and do so todate, not like west or Arab. Putting it to practise in some instances, yes I agree there are issues NOW.. but the west cannot call themselves saints when actually all issues were created by them anyway. No one could be supirior to anyone. We are all human. Terrorists better know this and let humans be or perish, for humans will have to take action to save humanity from retarded terrorists.

  162. U.S. fails to move beyond words against Sri Lanka for war-crimes against Tamils
    http://www.tamileelamnews.com/2011/06/21/u-s-fails-to-move-beyond-words-against-sri-lanka-for-war-crimes-against-tamils/#more

    Addressing the questions, the State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, “Let me say that U.S. personnel have seen the film. It includes some very disturbing images. As we’ve stated, we are deeply concerned about credible allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka.”

    According to reports, the film includes footage of apparent extra-judicial massacres of prisoners by Sri Lankan government forces, the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian hospitals and the bodies of female Tamil fighters who appear to have been sexually assaulted.

    Nuland, who has taken over the reins of her post a few days ago continued, “We support a full accounting of and accountability for those who engage in acts that violated international human rights in Sri Lanka,” adding, “Assistant Secretary Blake and other senior officials have regularly raised these concerns.”

  163. Lion’s Testicles (Labba): What is the connection of a religion with Channel 4′s production? You know nothing about Buddhism yet you try to act like you know. Get a life you fu*king pervert.

  164. TamilAlagan: No, we Sri Lankans do not think to lead the world which is not possible. It’s USA which tries so hard to be the leader of the world. By the way this is not a place to post your little jokes.

    Who are you? and where the hell do you live? :P

  165. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim McDonald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

  166. The island nation has a split personality http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=

    The Sri Lankan government’s decision to delay offering political package to Tamil-dominated north and eastern provinces has caused much heartburn in India. Apprehending its repercussions in Tamil Nadu, where the state Assembly, on two consecutive days, passed separate resolutions on the issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and defence secretary Pradeep Kumar to impress upon Colombo the urgency of an early solution to the power-devolution and rehabilitation concerns.

    Notwithstanding the revival of the India-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thuthookudi and Colombo and host of measures to promote people-to-people contacts, there is no choice, but to discuss and implement a political package, where the Tamils of the north and eastern provinces feel politically, culturally and emotionally empowered. Otherwise, the ghost of LTTE may return. While helping Colombo to attain this objective, India should also look at its own track record.

    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes” and “guilty of Crimes Against Humanity.” Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu “No Fire Zone” where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.

  167. @ TamilAlgan,
    I don't know of any Sri Lankans who think they're morally superior to anyone! Just consider Sri Lanka's recent history. Three insurgencies since the 1970s (JVP 1, JVP 2, Eelam Wars) with a combined death toll of over 150,000. That indicates serious problems of social cohesion, equality, lack of good governance etc.

    We're an insignificant speck in the Indian Ocean, now having to fight off the 'morally superior' Western international 'humanitarians' for the manner in which the LTTE was finally crushed. Personally I couldn't care less whether AI, HRW, ICG approve of us or not. We should behave better and ensure better rights for all now, not to please them, but because it is the right thing to do.

  168. War without witness, sri lanka's killing field, millions of evidents available around the world prove, Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes"

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    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
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    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
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    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, ‘safe zone’ bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 ‘SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA’s attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on ‘safety zone’
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target ‘safety zone’
    18.04.09 ‘Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in ‘safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of ‘safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting ‘safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in ‘s..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside ‘safety zone’ sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in ‘sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto ‘safety zone’
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts “Safe Zone” families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside ‘safety zone’..
    29.03.09 ‘Global order’ experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
    17.03.09 ‘Safe zone’ under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn’t spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in ‘saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside ‘safe zone’..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in ‘safe zone’
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo’s shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in ‘safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the ‘safety zone’, 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new ‘safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new ‘safety zone’, 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
    16.02.09 Colombo uses firebombs setting ablaze civilian tar..
    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
    13.02.09 Herding people by terror: Intense shelling, dead b..
    10.02.09 Relentless shelling expels civilians from ‘safety ..
    08.02.09 80 killed, 200 wounded, carnage continues inside ‘..
    08.02.09 More than 180 killed in Sri Lankan bombardment wit..
    07.02.09 SLAF bombs Ponnampalam hospital, 61 patients kille..
    05.02.09 SLA attacks ‘safety zone’ using short-range mortar..
    05.02.09 Hospital attacked, 7 killed, dozens wounded
    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not ‘crossfire’ killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on ‘safety zone’, cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
    01.02.09 Civilian casualties rise, SLA, SLAF attacks contin..
    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
    31.01.09 Artillery-fired cluster shells, aerial bombing on ..
    31.01.09 SLA shelling continues on ‘safety zone’, Colombo r..
    30.01.09 Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead to..
    29.01.09 Artillery barrage kills 44 civilians, 178 wounded ..
    28.01.09 Brutal attack on civilians, assurance to Mukherjee..
    28.01.09 46 more civilians killed Tuesday, few wounded surv..
    28.01.09 Hospitals, ambulances hit by shelling, hundreds ki..
    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
    27.01.09 Dead bodies decomposed beyond identification – med..
    27.01.09 Artillery barrage continues on ‘safety zone’, no s..
    26.01.09 Targeting civilians in safety zone, premeditated w..
    26.01.09 ‘Biased UN official misleads humanity, safely sitt..
    26.01.09 More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to s..
    26.01.09 TNA seeks IC to stop carnage, urges medical help t..
    26.01.09 More than 300 civilians feared killed, people blee..
    26.01.09 Does IC know no human dignity of civilians, asks a..
    26.01.09 100 civilians feared killed, countless wounded, ar..
    25.01.09 SLA shelling kills 22 civilians, wounds 60, target..
    24.01.09 12 civilians killed, 87 wounded, SLA continues art..
    23.01.09 ‘Safety zone’ shelled again, 5 civilians killed, 8..
    23.01.09 Artillery barrage continues, 3 killed, 33 wounded
    22.01.09 2 medical staff wounded in artillery barrage on ho..
    22.01.09 Military was provided with exact coordinates of ho..
    22.01.09 Hospital bombed, 5 killed, 15 wounded
    22.01.09 66 civilians killed within 3 days – Mullai RDHS
    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in ‘secure zone’, several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
    18.01.09 Artillery barrage kills several civilians, dozens ..
    18.01.09 Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children am..
    17.01.09 Catholic priests appeal to UN to intervene in Vann..
    16.01.09 5 civilians killed, 7 injured in Sri Lankan artill..
    16.01.09 Jaffna Bishop urges SL President to stop bombardme..
    16.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy in Vanni enters deadlier phas..
    16.01.09 “Which norms of liberal democracy preclude IC atte..
    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  169. Contrary to the statement made by Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela denying the story published in our website that the soldiers in the controversial Channel 4 video footage have been identified, we reiterate that the facts reported in the story are correct.

    The Military Spokesperson has said that the Army has requested for the original footage from Channel 4 and that an investigation would be launched once it is received.

    Although the Military Spokesperson has denied the story, reliable sources in the Army have confirmed that our story is 100% accurate.

    It has been confirmed that the 12 Army officers and soldiers in the video footage have been

    attached to the Army Special Forces, Commando and the 681 Brigade from April 1, 2009 till May 19, 2009.

    We would like to ask the Military Spokesperson at this point to contact Brigadier Aruna Wanniararchchi for further information about the matter if he is truly unaware that the army officers and soldiers in the footage have been identified. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_23_00

  170. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim McDonald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

  171. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim McDonald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

  172. The island nation has a split personality http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=

    The Sri Lankan government’s decision to delay offering political package to Tamil-dominated north and eastern provinces has caused much heartburn in India. Apprehending its repercussions in Tamil Nadu, where the state Assembly, on two consecutive days, passed separate resolutions on the issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and defence secretary Pradeep Kumar to impress upon Colombo the urgency of an early solution to the power-devolution and rehabilitation concerns.

    Notwithstanding the revival of the India-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thuthookudi and Colombo and host of measures to promote people-to-people contacts, there is no choice, but to discuss and implement a political package, where the Tamils of the north and eastern provinces feel politically, culturally and emotionally empowered. Otherwise, the ghost of LTTE may return. While helping Colombo to attain this objective, India should also look at its own track record.

    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes” and “guilty of Crimes Against Humanity.” Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu “No Fire Zone” where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.

  173. The island nation has a split personality http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=

    The Sri Lankan government’s decision to delay offering political package to Tamil-dominated north and eastern provinces has caused much heartburn in India. Apprehending its repercussions in Tamil Nadu, where the state Assembly, on two consecutive days, passed separate resolutions on the issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and defence secretary Pradeep Kumar to impress upon Colombo the urgency of an early solution to the power-devolution and rehabilitation concerns.

    Notwithstanding the revival of the India-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thuthookudi and Colombo and host of measures to promote people-to-people contacts, there is no choice, but to discuss and implement a political package, where the Tamils of the north and eastern provinces feel politically, culturally and emotionally empowered. Otherwise, the ghost of LTTE may return. While helping Colombo to attain this objective, India should also look at its own track record.

    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes” and “guilty of Crimes Against Humanity.” Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu “No Fire Zone” where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.

  174. War without witness, sri lanka's killing field, millions of evidents available around the world prove, Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes"

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    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 ‘Safety zone’ in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate ‘safe evacuation’ of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits ‘safety zone’ as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 ‘Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian’: Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, ‘safe zone’ bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 ‘SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA’s attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on ‘safety zone’
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target ‘safety zone’
    18.04.09 ‘Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in ‘safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of ‘safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting ‘safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in ‘s..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside ‘safety zone’ sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in ‘sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto ‘safety zone’
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts “Safe Zone” families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside ‘safety zone’..
    29.03.09 ‘Global order’ experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
    17.03.09 ‘Safe zone’ under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn’t spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in ‘saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside ‘safe zone’..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in ‘safe zone’
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo’s shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in ‘safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the ‘safety zone’, 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new ‘safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new ‘safety zone’, 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
    16.02.09 Colombo uses firebombs setting ablaze civilian tar..
    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
    13.02.09 Herding people by terror: Intense shelling, dead b..
    10.02.09 Relentless shelling expels civilians from ‘safety ..
    08.02.09 80 killed, 200 wounded, carnage continues inside ‘..
    08.02.09 More than 180 killed in Sri Lankan bombardment wit..
    07.02.09 SLAF bombs Ponnampalam hospital, 61 patients kille..
    05.02.09 SLA attacks ‘safety zone’ using short-range mortar..
    05.02.09 Hospital attacked, 7 killed, dozens wounded
    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not ‘crossfire’ killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on ‘safety zone’, cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
    01.02.09 Civilian casualties rise, SLA, SLAF attacks contin..
    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
    31.01.09 Artillery-fired cluster shells, aerial bombing on ..
    31.01.09 SLA shelling continues on ‘safety zone’, Colombo r..
    30.01.09 Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead to..
    29.01.09 Artillery barrage kills 44 civilians, 178 wounded ..
    28.01.09 Brutal attack on civilians, assurance to Mukherjee..
    28.01.09 46 more civilians killed Tuesday, few wounded surv..
    28.01.09 Hospitals, ambulances hit by shelling, hundreds ki..
    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
    27.01.09 Dead bodies decomposed beyond identification – med..
    27.01.09 Artillery barrage continues on ‘safety zone’, no s..
    26.01.09 Targeting civilians in safety zone, premeditated w..
    26.01.09 ‘Biased UN official misleads humanity, safely sitt..
    26.01.09 More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to s..
    26.01.09 TNA seeks IC to stop carnage, urges medical help t..
    26.01.09 More than 300 civilians feared killed, people blee..
    26.01.09 Does IC know no human dignity of civilians, asks a..
    26.01.09 100 civilians feared killed, countless wounded, ar..
    25.01.09 SLA shelling kills 22 civilians, wounds 60, target..
    24.01.09 12 civilians killed, 87 wounded, SLA continues art..
    23.01.09 ‘Safety zone’ shelled again, 5 civilians killed, 8..
    23.01.09 Artillery barrage continues, 3 killed, 33 wounded
    22.01.09 2 medical staff wounded in artillery barrage on ho..
    22.01.09 Military was provided with exact coordinates of ho..
    22.01.09 Hospital bombed, 5 killed, 15 wounded
    22.01.09 66 civilians killed within 3 days – Mullai RDHS
    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in ‘secure zone’, several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
    18.01.09 Artillery barrage kills several civilians, dozens ..
    18.01.09 Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children am..
    17.01.09 Catholic priests appeal to UN to intervene in Vann..
    16.01.09 5 civilians killed, 7 injured in Sri Lankan artill..
    16.01.09 Jaffna Bishop urges SL President to stop bombardme..
    16.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy in Vanni enters deadlier phas..
    16.01.09 “Which norms of liberal democracy preclude IC atte..
    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  175. War without witness, sri lanka's killing field, millions of evidents available around the world prove, Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes"

    14.05.10 Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War..
    20.05.09 Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA
    16.05.09 Doctors quit safety zone, volunteer medics remain ..
    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 ‘Safety zone’ in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate ‘safe evacuation’ of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits ‘safety zone’ as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 ‘Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian’: Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, ‘safe zone’ bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 ‘SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA’s attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on ‘safety zone’
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target ‘safety zone’
    18.04.09 ‘Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in ‘safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of ‘safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting ‘safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in ‘s..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside ‘safety zone’ sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in ‘sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto ‘safety zone’
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts “Safe Zone” families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside ‘safety zone’..
    29.03.09 ‘Global order’ experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
    17.03.09 ‘Safe zone’ under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn’t spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in ‘saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside ‘safe zone’..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in ‘safe zone’
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo’s shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in ‘safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the ‘safety zone’, 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new ‘safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new ‘safety zone’, 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
    16.02.09 Colombo uses firebombs setting ablaze civilian tar..
    14.02.09 75 feared killed in SLA shelling, elders home
    13.02.09 Herding people by terror: Intense shelling, dead b..
    10.02.09 Relentless shelling expels civilians from ‘safety ..
    08.02.09 80 killed, 200 wounded, carnage continues inside ‘..
    08.02.09 More than 180 killed in Sri Lankan bombardment wit..
    07.02.09 SLAF bombs Ponnampalam hospital, 61 patients kille..
    05.02.09 SLA attacks ‘safety zone’ using short-range mortar..
    05.02.09 Hospital attacked, 7 killed, dozens wounded
    04.02.09 Deliberate massacre, not ‘crossfire’ killing Tamil..
    02.02.09 SLAF bombers attack Vanni, deploy cluster bombs
    02.02.09 Nurse killed in Udaiyaarkaddu hospital, ICRC staff..
    02.02.09 More than 5,000 shells fired on ‘safety zone’, cas..
    02.02.09 SLA fires MBRL rockets on IDP camp, several feared..
    02.02.09 SLA shells PTK hospital, 9 killed, 15 wounded
    01.02.09 Civilian casualties rise, SLA, SLAF attacks contin..
    01.02.09 Shelling hits hospital, ICRC shocked
    31.01.09 Artillery-fired cluster shells, aerial bombing on ..
    31.01.09 SLA shelling continues on ‘safety zone’, Colombo r..
    30.01.09 Only international-sponsored ceasefire can lead to..
    29.01.09 Artillery barrage kills 44 civilians, 178 wounded ..
    28.01.09 Brutal attack on civilians, assurance to Mukherjee..
    28.01.09 46 more civilians killed Tuesday, few wounded surv..
    28.01.09 Hospitals, ambulances hit by shelling, hundreds ki..
    27.01.09 300,000 civilians face hunger, Colombo, abettors r..
    27.01.09 Norway breaks silence, condemns war
    27.01.09 Dead bodies decomposed beyond identification – med..
    27.01.09 Artillery barrage continues on ‘safety zone’, no s..
    26.01.09 Targeting civilians in safety zone, premeditated w..
    26.01.09 ‘Biased UN official misleads humanity, safely sitt..
    26.01.09 More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to s..
    26.01.09 TNA seeks IC to stop carnage, urges medical help t..
    26.01.09 More than 300 civilians feared killed, people blee..
    26.01.09 Does IC know no human dignity of civilians, asks a..
    26.01.09 100 civilians feared killed, countless wounded, ar..
    25.01.09 SLA shelling kills 22 civilians, wounds 60, target..
    24.01.09 12 civilians killed, 87 wounded, SLA continues art..
    23.01.09 ‘Safety zone’ shelled again, 5 civilians killed, 8..
    23.01.09 Artillery barrage continues, 3 killed, 33 wounded
    22.01.09 2 medical staff wounded in artillery barrage on ho..
    22.01.09 Military was provided with exact coordinates of ho..
    22.01.09 Hospital bombed, 5 killed, 15 wounded
    22.01.09 66 civilians killed within 3 days – Mullai RDHS
    22.01.09 SLA attacks civilians in ‘secure zone’, several ki..
    21.01.09 IC urged to act on humanitarian grounds to safegua..
    20.01.09 Unprecedented civilian carnage in Vanni
    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
    18.01.09 Artillery barrage kills several civilians, dozens ..
    18.01.09 Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children am..
    17.01.09 Catholic priests appeal to UN to intervene in Vann..
    16.01.09 5 civilians killed, 7 injured in Sri Lankan artill..
    16.01.09 Jaffna Bishop urges SL President to stop bombardme..
    16.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy in Vanni enters deadlier phas..
    16.01.09 “Which norms of liberal democracy preclude IC atte..
    13.01.09 Doctors call for attack free zones surrounding dis..
    13.01.09 Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  176. Contrary to the statement made by Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela denying the story published in our website that the soldiers in the controversial Channel 4 video footage have been identified, we reiterate that the facts reported in the story are correct.

    The Military Spokesperson has said that the Army has requested for the original footage from Channel 4 and that an investigation would be launched once it is received.

    Although the Military Spokesperson has denied the story, reliable sources in the Army have confirmed that our story is 100% accurate.

    It has been confirmed that the 12 Army officers and soldiers in the video footage have been

    attached to the Army Special Forces, Commando and the 681 Brigade from April 1, 2009 till May 19, 2009.

    We would like to ask the Military Spokesperson at this point to contact Brigadier Aruna Wanniararchchi for further information about the matter if he is truly unaware that the army officers and soldiers in the footage have been identified. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_23_00

  177. Contrary to the statement made by Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela denying the story published in our website that the soldiers in the controversial Channel 4 video footage have been identified, we reiterate that the facts reported in the story are correct.

    The Military Spokesperson has said that the Army has requested for the original footage from Channel 4 and that an investigation would be launched once it is received.

    Although the Military Spokesperson has denied the story, reliable sources in the Army have confirmed that our story is 100% accurate.

    It has been confirmed that the 12 Army officers and soldiers in the video footage have been

    attached to the Army Special Forces, Commando and the 681 Brigade from April 1, 2009 till May 19, 2009.

    We would like to ask the Military Spokesperson at this point to contact Brigadier Aruna Wanniararchchi for further information about the matter if he is truly unaware that the army officers and soldiers in the footage have been identified. http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_23_00

  178. @ TamilAlgan,
    I don’t know of any Sri Lankans who think they’re morally superior to anyone! Just consider Sri Lanka’s recent history. Three insurgencies since the 1970s (JVP 1, JVP 2, Eelam Wars) with a combined death toll of over 150,000. That indicates serious problems of social cohesion, equality, lack of good governance etc.

    We’re an insignificant speck in the Indian Ocean, now having to fight off the ‘morally superior’ Western international ‘humanitarians’ for the manner in which the LTTE was finally crushed. Personally I couldn’t care less whether AI, HRW, ICG approve of us or not. We should behave better and ensure better rights for all now, not to please them, but because it is the right thing to do.

  179. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it’s our very own Jim McDonald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

  180. The island nation has a split personality
    http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=Ws23062011SriLanka.asp

    The Sri Lankan government’s decision to delay offering political package to Tamil-dominated north and eastern provinces has caused much heartburn in India. Apprehending its repercussions in Tamil Nadu, where the state Assembly, on two consecutive days, passed separate resolutions on the issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao and defence secretary Pradeep Kumar to impress upon Colombo the urgency of an early solution to the power-devolution and rehabilitation concerns.

    Notwithstanding the revival of the India-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thuthookudi and Colombo and host of measures to promote people-to-people contacts, there is no choice, but to discuss and implement a political package, where the Tamils of the north and eastern provinces feel politically, culturally and emotionally empowered. Otherwise, the ghost of LTTE may return. While helping Colombo to attain this objective, India should also look at its own track record.

    Dublin war-crimes tribunal, conducted by Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) based in Milan, which held hearings on 14th and 15th of January 2010 has found that Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes” and “guilty of Crimes Against Humanity.” Eye witnesses included several escapees from the final week of Sri Lanka offensive in the Mullaitivu “No Fire Zone” where more than thousands of innocent Tamil civilians were allegedly slaughtered by Sri Lanka Army with heavy weapons.

  181. War without witness, sri lanka’s killing field, millions of evidents available around the world prove, Sri Lanka Government is “guilty of War-Crimes”

    14.05.10 Lest We Forget: Children affected by Genocidal War..
    20.05.09 Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA
    16.05.09 Doctors quit safety zone, volunteer medics remain ..
    16.05.09 SLA continues intense barrage of heavy weapons
    16.05.09 Stench of dead bodies permeate Vanni, wounded allo..
    15.05.09 More than 100,000 civilians in safe zone, ICRC sus..
    15.05.09 ‘Safety zone’ in smoke, close-quarter fighting is ..
    14.05.09 LTTE urges IC to save civilians in the name of hum..
    13.05.09 SLA barrage inflicts carnage, makeshift hospital r..
    13.05.09 SLA shells hospital again, several killed includin..
    12.05.09 US, UK want UN to facilitate ‘safe evacuation’ of ..
    12.05.09 SLA attacks hospital, 47 massacred
    11.05.09 SLA continues to inflict carnage
    10.05.09 1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, a..
    10.05.09 LTTE urges IC to act in the international way
    10.05.09 2,000 civilians feared slaughtered in a single nig..
    09.05.09 SLA artillery barrage hits ‘safety zone’ as ICRC s..
    09.05.09 Malnutrition in mothers triggers Jaundice, Hepatit..
    08.05.09 SLA steps up carnage on civilians
    05.05.09 US responsible, least humanitarian is dropping foo..
    05.05.09 TRO: Food shortage in Safe Zone, critical
    05.05.09 ‘Drop food now if the concern is humanitarian’: Va..
    03.05.09 Colombo builds up for imminent massacre
    02.05.09 SLA massacres patients with targeted shelling, 64 ..
    01.05.09 SLA steps up attacks, civilian casualties mount am..
    29.04.09 300 feared killed, worst spurt of massacre imminen..
    29.04.09 Hospital attacked, SLN naval crafts fire artillery..
    28.04.09 500 grams rice, 20 grams sugar per person to reach..
    28.04.09 SLA fired 5,600 shells within 15 hours: LTTE
    28.04.09 IC makes history in experimenting ‘genocide bomb’
    28.04.09 Unprecedented carnage unfolds in Vanni
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka steps up intense barrage of heavy weapon..
    27.04.09 Sri Lanka continues air strikes violating own anno..
    26.04.09 Several civilians killed, 200 wounded within 5 hou..
    26.04.09 Inaction may cause 10,000 casualties: SOS appeal t..
    26.04.09 SLA poised for all-out-carnage
    26.04.09 Sri Lankan Defence Secretary rejects ceasefire, ca..
    26.04.09 LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire
    26.04.09 Colombo steps up air strikes, safe zone targeted 3..
    25.04.09 Starvation: Colombo deploys the worst genocidal we..
    25.04.09 Sri Lanka intensifies bombardment, ‘safe zone’ bom..
    25.04.09 Another carnage imminent as the two Indian mandari..
    24.04.09 165,000 civilians face imminent starvation, LTTE u..
    24.04.09 Colombo uses starvation, denial of medicine as wea..
    24.04.09 Civilian casualties top 20,000 in Vanni: Leaked UN..
    23.04.09 SLN crafts encircle ICRC ship in Vanni
    23.04.09 SLA shelling on church kills 14, Caritas-HUDEC Van..
    22.04.09 SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously woun..
    22.04.09 SLA shells Church in Valaignarmadam, Fr. James Pat..
    21.04.09 SLA cluster bombs kill doctor, medical staff at Va..
    21.04.09 ‘SLA advances behind human shield, act fast to res..
    20.04.09 Nadesan denies reports of human bomb, blames Colom..
    20.04.09 Casualties cross 1000 in SLA’s attempt to capture ..
    20.04.09 SLA fires cluster bombs on ‘safety zone’
    20.04.09 Chaos and carnage as SLA enters ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA launches ground push targeting ‘safety zone’
    19.04.09 SLA attacks continue to target ‘safety zone’
    18.04.09 ‘Starvation poised for worse killings than shellin..
    16.04.09 UN and IC signal civilian carnage
    16.04.09 Onslaught of civilians continues, more than 57 kil..
    16.04.09 SLA, SLAF intensify offensive targeting safety zon..
    15.04.09 SLA offensive on civilian zone continues
    15.04.09 Unprecedented carnage, SLA turns firepower on civi..
    14.04.09 Mass human tragedy possible any moment in ‘safety ..
    14.04.09 SLA continues offensive at the doorstep of ‘safe z..
    13.04.09 SLA attacks kill 23 Tamil civilians within 12 hour..
    13.04.09 SLA steps up ground offensive targeting ‘safety zo..
    12.04.09 Plight of babies born and unborn
    12.04.09 31 civilians killed in SLA shelling, gunfire in ‘s..
    11.04.09 SLA embarks upon capturing attack on civilians, 30..
    11.04.09 SLA buildup poses severe threat to civilian securi..
    11.04.09 599 killed, 3350 injured inside ‘safety zone’ sinc..
    11.04.09 69 percent kids malnourished: Vanni health officia..
    10.04.09 Stop shelling say Co-chairs, attack continues amid..
    09.04.09 Carnage continues in Vanni
    08.04.09 SLA attacks kill 129 civilians, 282 wounded in ‘sa..
    08.04.09 SLA bombs child nutrition centre in safety zone, 2..
    07.04.09 Colombo turns firepower onto ‘safety zone’
    07.04.09 Threat of starvation haunts “Safe Zone” families
    06.04.09 Medical official reports on pattern of shelling in..
    05.04.09 Mangled bodies, torn limbs litter Safe Zone – medi..
    05.04.09 SLA intensifies attacks on Safe Zone, 71 civilians..
    04.04.09 Recognize our freedom: Vanni civilian leader
    03.04.09 SLA attacks kill 90 civililans within 3 days, 195 ..
    03.04.09 Eyewitness reports horrific experiences at makeshi..
    02.04.09 SLA fired artillery shells create havoc inside saf..
    31.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells, 45 civilians killed, 120..
    31.03.09 SLA attacks kill 88 Tamils, including 21 children ..
    30.03.09 SLA attacks kill 53 civilians inside ‘safety zone’..
    29.03.09 ‘Global order’ experiments with body and mind of V..
    28.03.09 179 civilians including 76 children killed within ..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks kill Mullai DS officials engaged in hu..
    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
    26.03.09 Carnage continues, 131 civilians including 32 chil..
    24.03.09 62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on ..
    24.03.09 SLA attacks kill 128 civilians in 48 hours
    22.03.09 42 civilians killed, 80 wounded in Vanni Saturday
    21.03.09 SLA shelling kills 102 civilians within 3 days ins..
    17.03.09 84 killed, 182 wounded in SLAF attacks, shelling o..
    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
    17.03.09 ‘Safe zone’ under encircling fire, 137 killed in 3..
    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
    15.03.09 Shelling doesn’t spare even babies in wombs
    15.03.09 Civilian casualties mount as intense bombing and s..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets relief supplies and hospital,..
    13.03.09 SLA shelling targets humanitarian supplies in ‘saf..
    12.03.09 SLA shelling kills 82 civilians inside ‘safe zone’..
    12.03.09 50,000 families affected by floods in ‘safe zone’
    11.03.09 SLA shelling kills 133 civilians including 49 chil..
    10.03.09 Sri Lankan cluster shelling kills 129 civilians wi..
    10.03.09 Colombo’s shelling carnage of flood-hit civilians,..
    09.03.09 Shelling amidst mini-cyclone and lashing rains, th..
    07.03.09 Sri Lankan attacks kill 208 civilians within 72 ho..
    06.03.09 Doctors warn severe shortage of medicines in Vanni
    06.03.09 Acid test for international actors
    06.03.09 Only 2.2% of humanitarian supplies reached Vanni i..
    05.03.09 Perpetrating civilian starvation is violation of a..
    05.03.09 SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wou..
    05.03.09 Diarrhea claims 13 lives in Vanni within 14 days
    04.03.09 SLA shelling kills more children, carnage in ‘safe..
    04.03.09 ICRC worker killed in SLA shelling
    04.03.09 SLA in killing spree in the ‘safety zone’, 73 kill..
    04.03.09 Shell landed on a civilian saves others
    04.03.09 Deputy ZDE of Mullaiththeevu dies of shock from sh..
    03.03.09 RDHS confirms 13 hunger deaths, urges officials to..
    03.03.09 SLA shells hospital environs, 13 killed including ..
    03.03.09 Skin rash breaks among children in Vanni
    03.03.09 Vanni IDPs starving due to acute shortage of food
    02.03.09 SLA shelling kills 122 within 3 days in Mullaithth..
    02.03.09 Hunger claims lives in Vanni
    02.03.09 Colombo killed 700 children in 2 months – LTTE Rad..
    28.02.09 Newborn babies bereft of milk, humanitarian situat..
    27.02.09 Downed SLAF aircraft was engaged in carpet-bombing
    24.02.09 Heavy fighting in PTK, civilians trapped in SLA ba..
    24.02.09 Children vulnerable to SLA shelling in new ‘safe z..
    22.02.09 50 Tamil civilians killed, 130 wounded within 48 h..
    21.02.09 13 civilians killed, 70 wounded in SLA barrage Fri..
    21.02.09 SLA barrages Mullaiththeevu after Tiger air attack..
    19.02.09 30 families wiped out in massive attack Wednesday,..
    18.02.09 Massive air attack on civilian targets, scores kil..
    18.02.09 SLA artillery fire hits new ‘safety zone’, 108 kil..
    16.02.09 260 killed, SLA shells and boxes civilians, preven..
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  182. Contrary to the statement made by Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela denying the story published in our website that the soldiers in the controversial Channel 4 video footage have been identified, we reiterate that the facts reported in the story are correct.

    The Military Spokesperson has said that the Army has requested for the original footage from Channel 4 and that an investigation would be launched once it is received.

    Although the Military Spokesperson has denied the story, reliable sources in the Army have confirmed that our story is 100% accurate.

    It has been confirmed that the 12 Army officers and soldiers in the video footage have been

    attached to the Army Special Forces, Commando and the 681 Brigade from April 1, 2009 till May 19, 2009.

    We would like to ask the Military Spokesperson at this point to contact Brigadier Aruna Wanniararchchi for further information about the matter if he is truly unaware that the army officers and soldiers in the footage have been identified.
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_23_006.html

  183. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:22 am

    You say !!

    Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don’t find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    Dear Labba !!

    I am so sorry if you have got your testicles entangled in the barb wired fence while trying to cross it !!!

    If you know a little bit of what you are talking of, there are lions living in India todate.

    The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) also known as the Persian lion and Indian lion is a subspecies of lion. The only place in the wild where the lion is found, is in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic_Lion

    Also, if you are looking at the history of mankind, fossils of Lions were found in Singharaja – Let's not go there. I am not here to give your sorry self a free history lesson. Also, if you had a little bit of education and studied history, you would know that the historic story talks about a set of aboriginals that were called Lions (probably cause the cheif wore costumes made off lions)

    So, common your self – prove over and over again what an Idiot you are !!

  184. Haa…haaa…haaaa………..Rip(ped) Van Winkle goes on vomitting his drivel against the west and the arabs….What a dumb!!!!

    Isn't it the west that supplied the most of the sophisticated weapons to SL like the Kaffir's and other stuff. Now, don't say Israel is not west. It belongs to US. Without US approval Israel will not move its ass.

    The west even helped the GOSL with IMF cash…didn;t they. We saw how the shameless LIONS crawling on its knees before the IMF. India gave the nod and IMF released the money.

    NOW, tell me how the west is against you the criminals (who used call themselves LIONS). Why did the west banned the LTTE and got them enlisted in the Terrorist list?

    About Buddhism – Isn't it your Anagarikas and the racist smutts began creating the ground for the creation of LTTE? With majority power behind you, and the threat/actions of annihilating the opponents while the whole world watching and doing nothing, paved the way for the events that unfolded after decades. Isn't it?

    I don't want go thru all the inhuman things did by your GOSL govts with its buddhist agenda goondas. Isn't it your temple which is promoting the vindication and demonisation of the minorities of all colour in SL. You thought we don't know sinhala? Just read one of the sayings of Dharmapala the racist and anyone will spot his inner demonic belief in the buddhist culture.

    You guys worship the Demon in form of Buddha. The enlightenment is not the Buddha's idea. It was coming from Babylonian tradition. It was they who first introduced the divinity of man in history of mankind.

    What they say as enlightenment is the light that emanates from LUCIFER. He's the light. I mean the evil light of the earth. So, the Buddhism was designed by the Luciferian guys 300 years after the death of Buddha. No one knows what he taught originally in the beginning. Manipulation, adulteration, concoction, lies and deception was fed into its lately written dogmas of buddhism.

    Just tell me which Buddha's statue is identical. It was made by the artists and sculptors who were worshipping the Lucifer at that time. Lucifer's/Satan's main function is to confuse the humanity. So, you are confused with Mahayana, Therawada, Zen, Tibetan buddhism etc.

    You are telling me about the kindness in your belief….haa…haaa….we have already seen that. We saw how you guys shown your kindness. THE PROOF: Look you're still defending your murders. haaaaa……haaaaaaaaaaaa……

    What a crappy mindedness. You put all your smutt Buddhist brains together. You won't be able to produce one single human being to the calibre of Gandhi, Nelson mandela….or even the Lee Kwan Yu.

    You guys are so stupid….How can you believe that a tooth is being venerated as a god? How do you know it was Buddha's or someone else's? Did you conduct any carbon or DNA testing on it????? Fools.

    Look at your leaders….going and falling before a person in a robe doing nothing but sitting and wailing over a microphone called gathas that noone understands, leave alone the monks themselves.

    And when they get a sexual urge (the monks) what will they do???? Masturbation, prostitution, sodomization or maybe raping a tamil woman. See, you guys can't control the thanha for this shit piece of called Sri Lanka and you go on killing women children and men calling yourselves the defender of the Buddhism and Sinhala. How can we believe that you control it when it comes the sexual need??????

    You talk about the Arabs. Yes, they are dumb too. Or maybe too kind than you guys. If not how do they providing so many jobs to your racist minded craps working and earning a living thru them and afterwards insulting them and their religion?

    This is Sri Lankan specialty of taking the maximum advantage and then becoming an ungrateful lot.

    WE WON'T TELL YOU TO CHANGE. Please RIP don't change. We need you guys for posterity of the human beings to show that there are animal in the form of humans, acting animals in the world. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RAPE MORE WOMEN AND DON'T FORGET TO DISRESPECT THE DEAD BODIES….for the Satan/Lucifer/Buddha will get angry.

  185. Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don't find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    So, how did you start calling yourself the lions? Did a lion rape your ancestral mother to bore the progeny of the future generation? If it so, how can the scientific world explain this dumb hypothesis? Can a lion's semen mix with a human to produce a crazy lot like the Sinhala???? What is the crap truth behind this.

    If so, then it is fair to say that you are hunting the humans for……….what? Rape? dominion of the land (the shit peace of land called Sri lanka)?

    Just explain how did your lot became calling the lions? Don't give me medieval stories…give me a modern explanation according to the scientific advanced reply fit to the 21st century???

    COME ON RIP, COME ON!!!!!!

  186. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:22 am

    You say !!

    Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don’t find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    Dear Labba !!

    I am so sorry if you have got your testicles entangled in the barb wired fence while trying to cross it !!!

    If you know a little bit of what you are talking of, there are lions living in India todate.

    The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) also known as the Persian lion and Indian lion is a subspecies of lion. The only place in the wild where the lion is found, is in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic_Lion

    Also, if you are looking at the history of mankind, fossils of Lions were found in Singharaja – Let's not go there. I am not here to give your sorry self a free history lesson. Also, if you had a little bit of education and studied history, you would know that the historic story talks about a set of aboriginals that were called Lions (probably cause the cheif wore costumes made off lions)

    So, common your self – prove over and over again what an Idiot you are !!

  187. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:22 am

    You say !!

    Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don’t find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    Dear Labba !!

    I am so sorry if you have got your testicles entangled in the barb wired fence while trying to cross it !!!

    If you know a little bit of what you are talking of, there are lions living in India todate.

    The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) also known as the Persian lion and Indian lion is a subspecies of lion. The only place in the wild where the lion is found, is in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic_Lion

    Also, if you are looking at the history of mankind, fossils of Lions were found in Singharaja – Let's not go there. I am not here to give your sorry self a free history lesson. Also, if you had a little bit of education and studied history, you would know that the historic story talks about a set of aboriginals that were called Lions (probably cause the cheif wore costumes made off lions)

    So, common your self – prove over and over again what an Idiot you are !!

  188. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim Mc Donald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

    p.s. Labba – that's one of the funniest rants I've read in a long time. Have you considered a career in stand-up comedy?

  189. So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion "The Yapahuwa Lion". Does it look like a lion?

    You have just mentioned that lion do get fenced with a barb wired entity. Yeah, lion's testicles do get entagled…that's why MR & the gang is slogging themselves to find an answer. Look at MR's face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn't find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    We know only the type of shitty lions (per se) living at the moment in sri lanka. How many lions were cohabiting your mothers to breed all you smutts into a gang of a nation????? Any idea.

    How did you get this LION thing in your selves???????

  190. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Mango, keep out the Stand up comedy stuff – this is Role on the Floor and Laugh My @$$ off Stuff !!!

    So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion “The Yapahuwa Lion”. Does it look like a lion?

    Have you seen yourself recently ?? Please do go in front of a Mirror, and slightly turn to a side – you will see a long donkey Tail – LOL (oh, not forgetting the taesties entangled in a Barbwire LOL )

    Look at MR’s face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….
    http://static.indianexpress.com/m-images/Sat%20Ma

    I agree with you, but, not as good as this picture – please click the link – You will find a Handsome man who knocked his forehead on an Axe !!

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn’t find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    Thanks for not reading my post… (Or is it that you did not understand it? – I mean afterall, you are a retard !)

    Lion is a symbol of the nation…. That's how we got "The Lion Thing" – LOL !!
    Again… I dnot expect you to understand what symbols are meant for – But, again, the retarded LTTE had tiger as the symbol, which obviously did not mean that the women of LTTE got humped by Tigers – I mean, it is not possible because the end results are Monkey's like you – ROFLAMAO !!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  191. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim Mc Donald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

    p.s. Labba – that's one of the funniest rants I've read in a long time. Have you considered a career in stand-up comedy?

  192. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it's our very own Jim Mc Donald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

    p.s. Labba – that's one of the funniest rants I've read in a long time. Have you considered a career in stand-up comedy?

  193. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Hey there again – the Impotent one who is facinated by the testicles of a lion !!! They do say that the worst of the impotents do have these facinations and do all wonkey things from time to time, but, I never wanted to believe it until I saw your mails…. indeed you have proven them right !!

    I don't think any of us denied the fact that the west helped SL during war – the Number 1 help they did was calling LTTE Apes a Terrorist Organization and then Banning it and all activities in their countries. Hats off to the west and Most importantly a Great tamil by the Name of Lakshman Kadiragamar who made it possible – unfortunately he was killed by the impotent retards of LTTE. In addition, many war related training and weaponary was given to SL by the west – THANK YOU WEST (and Israel) !! FYI, Israel does not go as West – Pay more attention to your your geograpy lessons !!

    Also as you correctly Point out – west did help SL in many way – Now how did they help the LTTE ??? In No way…. Why?? Because LTTE are a bunch of retarded terrorists. I am sorry, but, I cannot help the west thinking of the LTTE in such way !!

    About Anagarika's – it is your Ponna ambalams who created Anagarika's – If there were no Ponna Ambalas, there would have been no requirement for Anagarika's not Ranawakas – So again, your own fault…. go figure out !!

    Venarable Seevali, A Tamil and a Buddhist Monk, and thousands of Tamils who are Buddhists, would join me to call you the Stupidest LTTE supporter on planet for the last statement you made. How can you even mention Anagarika's when you your self has proven your self to be a hypocryt ?? Again, I see that your testies are still entangles in a Barbwire – Must be quite painful for you as we can see, you do whine like a dog in a similar situation – LOL !!

    So, you are trying to teach us Buddhism in a forum meant for war crimes !! Well the entangled one, let us believe in the enlightened one until you untangle your entanglement – LOL !! The same finger you try to point at the Buddhist today, you will point at the christians and the Muslims tomorrow – again a Hypocryt…. You not me have a right to comment on another's belief – we call it respecting another's belief. But, again, I do not expect such respect from a retarded Terrorists who does not respect the 'right to live' of a pregnant mother and send them as suicide bombers. You talk about Buddha Statues not been identical – Do you see Jesus's statues that are identical? At least a Shiva Lingam which is a stone to be identical ?? Well, I should not be dragged in to this silly argument, but, again, shows that your testies have really got entangled.. Ouch !!

    You guys are so stupid….How can you believe that a tooth is being venerated as a god?
    LOL – is this why you tried to Bomb it ?? May I ask why a stone is being worshiped as a Lingam by the Hindu's ? It's due to this beautiful word "belief" – I see that you Terrorists have lost it long time ago !!! Again – let me not get dragged on to a silly conversation based on religion with you…. U already sound stupid and let me not be so.

    You talk about the Arabs. Yes, they are dumb too.

    So you belong to the all mighty race and religion of this world ?? I am pretty sure that the educated Tamils don't think so – Hence, I don't see you as being a Tamil… You are an impotent Terrorists (without a race or a religion)….

    WE WON’T TELL YOU TO CHANGE.

    Oh – do not worry for a single bit about this dear…. I will not…. !!
    And pretty intersting to hear a Terrorist supporting killing of Innocent preaching Humanity !!!

  194. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Mango, keep out the Stand up comedy stuff – this is Role on the Floor and Laugh My @$$ off Stuff !!!

    So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion “The Yapahuwa Lion”. Does it look like a lion?

    Have you seen yourself recently ?? Please do go in front of a Mirror, and slightly turn to a side – you will see a long donkey Tail – LOL (oh, not forgetting the taesties entangled in a Barbwire LOL )

    Look at MR’s face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….
    http://static.indianexpress.com/m-images/Sat%20Ma

    I agree with you, but, not as good as this picture – please click the link – You will find a Handsome man who knocked his forehead on an Axe !!

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn’t find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    Thanks for not reading my post… (Or is it that you did not understand it? – I mean afterall, you are a retard !)

    Lion is a symbol of the nation…. That's how we got "The Lion Thing" – LOL !!
    Again… I dnot expect you to understand what symbols are meant for – But, again, the retarded LTTE had tiger as the symbol, which obviously did not mean that the women of LTTE got humped by Tigers – I mean, it is not possible because the end results are Monkey's like you – ROFLAMAO !!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  195. Lion's Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Mango, keep out the Stand up comedy stuff – this is Role on the Floor and Laugh My @$$ off Stuff !!!

    So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion “The Yapahuwa Lion”. Does it look like a lion?

    Have you seen yourself recently ?? Please do go in front of a Mirror, and slightly turn to a side – you will see a long donkey Tail – LOL (oh, not forgetting the taesties entangled in a Barbwire LOL )

    Look at MR’s face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….
    http://static.indianexpress.com/m-images/Sat%20Ma

    I agree with you, but, not as good as this picture – please click the link – You will find a Handsome man who knocked his forehead on an Axe !!

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn’t find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    Thanks for not reading my post… (Or is it that you did not understand it? – I mean afterall, you are a retard !)

    Lion is a symbol of the nation…. That's how we got "The Lion Thing" – LOL !!
    Again… I dnot expect you to understand what symbols are meant for – But, again, the retarded LTTE had tiger as the symbol, which obviously did not mean that the women of LTTE got humped by Tigers – I mean, it is not possible because the end results are Monkey's like you – ROFLAMAO !!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  196. Haa…haaa…haaaa………..Rip(ped) Van Winkle goes on vomitting his drivel against the west and the arabs….What a dumb!!!!

    Isn’t it the west that supplied the most of the sophisticated weapons to SL like the Kaffir’s and other stuff. Now, don’t say Israel is not west. It belongs to US. Without US approval Israel will not move its ass.

    The west even helped the GOSL with IMF cash…didn;t they. We saw how the shameless LIONS crawling on its knees before the IMF. India gave the nod and IMF released the money.

    NOW, tell me how the west is against you the criminals (who used call themselves LIONS). Why did the west banned the LTTE and got them enlisted in the Terrorist list?

    About Buddhism – Isn’t it your Anagarikas and the racist smutts began creating the ground for the creation of LTTE? With majority power behind you, and the threat/actions of annihilating the opponents while the whole world watching and doing nothing, paved the way for the events that unfolded after decades. Isn’t it?

    I don’t want go thru all the inhuman things did by your GOSL govts with its buddhist agenda goondas. Isn’t it your temple which is promoting the vindication and demonisation of the minorities of all colour in SL. You thought we don’t know sinhala? Just read one of the sayings of Dharmapala the racist and anyone will spot his inner demonic belief in the buddhist culture.

    You guys worship the Demon in form of Buddha. The enlightenment is not the Buddha’s idea. It was coming from Babylonian tradition. It was they who first introduced the divinity of man in history of mankind.

    What they say as enlightenment is the light that emanates from LUCIFER. He’s the light. I mean the evil light of the earth. So, the Buddhism was designed by the Luciferian guys 300 years after the death of Buddha. No one knows what he taught originally in the beginning. Manipulation, adulteration, concoction, lies and deception was fed into its lately written dogmas of buddhism.

    Just tell me which Buddha’s statue is identical. It was made by the artists and sculptors who were worshipping the Lucifer at that time. Lucifer’s/Satan’s main function is to confuse the humanity. So, you are confused with Mahayana, Therawada, Zen, Tibetan buddhism etc.

    You are telling me about the kindness in your belief….haa…haaa….we have already seen that. We saw how you guys shown your kindness. THE PROOF: Look you’re still defending your murders. haaaaa……haaaaaaaaaaaa……

    What a crappy mindedness. You put all your smutt Buddhist brains together. You won’t be able to produce one single human being to the calibre of Gandhi, Nelson mandela….or even the Lee Kwan Yu.

    You guys are so stupid….How can you believe that a tooth is being venerated as a god? How do you know it was Buddha’s or someone else’s? Did you conduct any carbon or DNA testing on it????? Fools.

    Look at your leaders….going and falling before a person in a robe doing nothing but sitting and wailing over a microphone called gathas that noone understands, leave alone the monks themselves.

    And when they get a sexual urge (the monks) what will they do???? Masturbation, prostitution, sodomization or maybe raping a tamil woman. See, you guys can’t control the thanha for this shit piece of called Sri Lanka and you go on killing women children and men calling yourselves the defender of the Buddhism and Sinhala. How can we believe that you control it when it comes the sexual need??????

    You talk about the Arabs. Yes, they are dumb too. Or maybe too kind than you guys. If not how do they providing so many jobs to your racist minded craps working and earning a living thru them and afterwards insulting them and their religion?

    This is Sri Lankan specialty of taking the maximum advantage and then becoming an ungrateful lot.

    WE WON’T TELL YOU TO CHANGE. Please RIP don’t change. We need you guys for posterity of the human beings to show that there are animal in the form of humans, acting animals in the world. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO RAPE MORE WOMEN AND DON’T FORGET TO DISRESPECT THE DEAD BODIES….for the Satan/Lucifer/Buddha will get angry.

  197. Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don’t find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    So, how did you start calling yourself the lions? Did a lion rape your ancestral mother to bore the progeny of the future generation? If it so, how can the scientific world explain this dumb hypothesis? Can a lion’s semen mix with a human to produce a crazy lot like the Sinhala???? What is the crap truth behind this.

    If so, then it is fair to say that you are hunting the humans for……….what? Rape? dominion of the land (the shit peace of land called Sri lanka)?

    Just explain how did your lot became calling the lions? Don’t give me medieval stories…give me a modern explanation according to the scientific advanced reply fit to the 21st century???

    COME ON RIP, COME ON!!!!!!

  198. Rip,

    Our leader Jim does NOT look happy at all on that video. I think its time for Jim to visit Sri Lanka and relax on the beach, meet local human rights activists etc. We can then take him on a Genocide Tour of the Island.

    What do you say, Jim?

  199. Lion’s Testicles (Labba) Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:22 am

    You say !!

    Oh….RIP, I for got the story of the LIONS.

    See, Lions are from Africa. This from the recorded history of mankind. You don’t find Lions anywhere but in Africa. Unless, it is transported by the modern system of transport for the zoos and circuses.

    Dear Labba !!

    I am so sorry if you have got your testicles entangled in the barb wired fence while trying to cross it !!!

    If you know a little bit of what you are talking of, there are lions living in India todate.

    The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) also known as the Persian lion and Indian lion is a subspecies of lion. The only place in the wild where the lion is found, is in the Gir Forest of Gujarat, India.

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

    Also, if you are looking at the history of mankind, fossils of Lions were found in Singharaja – Let’s not go there. I am not here to give your sorry self a free history lesson. Also, if you had a little bit of education and studied history, you would know that the historic story talks about a set of aboriginals that were called Lions (probably cause the cheif wore costumes made off lions)

    So, common your self – prove over and over again what an Idiot you are !!

  200. So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion “The Yapahuwa Lion”. Does it look like a lion?

    You have just mentioned that lion do get fenced with a barb wired entity. Yeah, lion’s testicles do get entagled…that’s why MR & the gang is slogging themselves to find an answer. Look at MR’s face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn’t find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    We know only the type of shitty lions (per se) living at the moment in sri lanka. How many lions were cohabiting your mothers to breed all you smutts into a gang of a nation????? Any idea.

    How did you get this LION thing in your selves???????

  201. Rip,
    Check out this video where Maj. Gen Silva is taking apart propagandistic aspects of the C4 film. At around 1.02mins, it’s our very own Jim Mc Donald sitting at the high table, looking very uncomfortable and angry as the planned ambush against Sri Lanka appears not to have proceeded to as planned. :) :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKfXwP0pGk

    p.s. Labba – that’s one of the funniest rants I’ve read in a long time. Have you considered a career in stand-up comedy?

  202. Lion’s Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Hey there again – the Impotent one who is facinated by the testicles of a lion !!! They do say that the worst of the impotents do have these facinations and do all wonkey things from time to time, but, I never wanted to believe it until I saw your mails…. indeed you have proven them right !!

    I don’t think any of us denied the fact that the west helped SL during war – the Number 1 help they did was calling LTTE Apes a Terrorist Organization and then Banning it and all activities in their countries. Hats off to the west and Most importantly a Great tamil by the Name of Lakshman Kadiragamar who made it possible – unfortunately he was killed by the impotent retards of LTTE. In addition, many war related training and weaponary was given to SL by the west – THANK YOU WEST (and Israel) !! FYI, Israel does not go as West – Pay more attention to your your geograpy lessons !!

    Also as you correctly Point out – west did help SL in many way – Now how did they help the LTTE ??? In No way…. Why?? Because LTTE are a bunch of retarded terrorists. I am sorry, but, I cannot help the west thinking of the LTTE in such way !!

    About Anagarika’s – it is your Ponna ambalams who created Anagarika’s – If there were no Ponna Ambalas, there would have been no requirement for Anagarika’s not Ranawakas – So again, your own fault…. go figure out !!

    Venarable Seevali, A Tamil and a Buddhist Monk, and thousands of Tamils who are Buddhists, would join me to call you the Stupidest LTTE supporter on planet for the last statement you made. How can you even mention Anagarika’s when you your self has proven your self to be a hypocryt ?? Again, I see that your testies are still entangles in a Barbwire – Must be quite painful for you as we can see, you do whine like a dog in a similar situation – LOL !!

    So, you are trying to teach us Buddhism in a forum meant for war crimes !! Well the entangled one, let us believe in the enlightened one until you untangle your entanglement – LOL !! The same finger you try to point at the Buddhist today, you will point at the christians and the Muslims tomorrow – again a Hypocryt…. You not me have a right to comment on another’s belief – we call it respecting another’s belief. But, again, I do not expect such respect from a retarded Terrorists who does not respect the ‘right to live’ of a pregnant mother and send them as suicide bombers. You talk about Buddha Statues not been identical – Do you see Jesus’s statues that are identical? At least a Shiva Lingam which is a stone to be identical ?? Well, I should not be dragged in to this silly argument, but, again, shows that your testies have really got entangled.. Ouch !!

    You guys are so stupid….How can you believe that a tooth is being venerated as a god?
    LOL – is this why you tried to Bomb it ?? May I ask why a stone is being worshiped as a Lingam by the Hindu’s ? It’s due to this beautiful word “belief” – I see that you Terrorists have lost it long time ago !!! Again – let me not get dragged on to a silly conversation based on religion with you…. U already sound stupid and let me not be so.

    You talk about the Arabs. Yes, they are dumb too.

    So you belong to the all mighty race and religion of this world ?? I am pretty sure that the educated Tamils don’t think so – Hence, I don’t see you as being a Tamil… You are an impotent Terrorists (without a race or a religion)….

    WE WON’T TELL YOU TO CHANGE.

    Oh – do not worry for a single bit about this dear…. I will not…. !!
    And pretty intersting to hear a Terrorist supporting killing of Innocent preaching Humanity !!!

  203. Lion’s Testicles (Labba) Says

    June 24th, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Mango, keep out the Stand up comedy stuff – this is Role on the Floor and Laugh My @$$ off Stuff !!!

    So is it that why you dumb ancestors created mongol faced lion “The Yapahuwa Lion”. Does it look like a lion?

    Have you seen yourself recently ?? Please do go in front of a Mirror, and slightly turn to a side – you will see a long donkey Tail – LOL (oh, not forgetting the taesties entangled in a Barbwire LOL )

    Look at MR’s face he looks like a wild rabbit shot with a stunt gun. Haa….haaa….

    http://static.indianexpress.com/m-images/Sat%20May%2023%202009,%2011:36%20hrs/M_Id_81238_ltte_prabhakaran.jpg

    I agree with you, but, not as good as this picture – please click the link – You will find a Handsome man who knocked his forehead on an Axe !!

    Fossils found in Sri Lanka…..what a crap! You didn’t find a transitional fossil of man becoming lion and the vice versa, do you?

    Thanks for not reading my post… (Or is it that you did not understand it? – I mean afterall, you are a retard !)

    Lion is a symbol of the nation…. That’s how we got “The Lion Thing” – LOL !!
    Again… I dnot expect you to understand what symbols are meant for – But, again, the retarded LTTE had tiger as the symbol, which obviously did not mean that the women of LTTE got humped by Tigers – I mean, it is not possible because the end results are Monkey’s like you – ROFLAMAO !!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  204. Mango – Did You notice the same old false list of “Genocide” from the Tamil nut of Rohan is being posted on this forum too ??

    Pretty Pathetic Situation noh? Runing out of things to say and suddenly you see the Entangled one whining about unrelated stuff !!

    The video is Brilliant and Jim looks Double Retarded – LOL !! Bowled, Middle Stump all over the ground !! it was a brilliant show by Brig. Shavi. Hats off to the great man !!

  205. Rip,

    Our leader Jim does NOT look happy at all on that video. I think its time for Jim to visit Sri Lanka and relax on the beach, meet local human rights activists etc. We can then take him on a Genocide Tour of the Island.

    What do you say, Jim?

  206. Yo! Ripped one,
    You have hit the red button. We all can see that. Come on shitty lion. Take some rest will ya. Hey, so sorry about your stone god Buddha. I think you should take some kasiya (Kasippu) and some wild boar meat to make your nerves real coooooooooooooooL.

    I love when your so angry. So, what's up? looking to avenge your anger? Psst…just look outside. There must be some northern girl around. Come on go on…Do some rape will ya.

    You know I don't give a damn about any religion. Coz, I am an atheist.

    Really machang, sirawata kiyanney….gihilla budiyaganing bang. (really buddy, go an sleep now).

  207. Going forward, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields represents a powerful case for the international community to follow the recommendation of the UN report and conduct a thorough independent international inquiry into what happened during the final weeks of the 26-year civil war. Although UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated that he does not have the authority to act upon the recommendations of his own panel of experts to launch an international investigation, the UN Security Council or the UN Human Rights Council could certainly do so.Two years have passed since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and it is time for the international community to act to ensure that the victims receive justice. Reconciliation and lasting peace in a post-conflict environment cannot be achieved without truth and accountability.

    How the world should react to ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/a

    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields thus largely confirms the findings of the UN “Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” released in April of this year. As in the case of the documentary, the UN findings were equally denied by the Sri Lankan government, which also refused to let the panel visit Sri Lanka and urged the UN not to publish its report. In particular, the report mentions “a wide range of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international rights law was committed both by the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

  208. Going forward, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields represents a powerful case for the international community to follow the recommendation of the UN report and conduct a thorough independent international inquiry into what happened during the final weeks of the 26-year civil war. Although UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated that he does not have the authority to act upon the recommendations of his own panel of experts to launch an international investigation, the UN Security Council or the UN Human Rights Council could certainly do so.Two years have passed since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and it is time for the international community to act to ensure that the victims receive justice. Reconciliation and lasting peace in a post-conflict environment cannot be achieved without truth and accountability.

    How the world should react to ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/a

    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields thus largely confirms the findings of the UN “Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” released in April of this year. As in the case of the documentary, the UN findings were equally denied by the Sri Lankan government, which also refused to let the panel visit Sri Lanka and urged the UN not to publish its report. In particular, the report mentions “a wide range of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international rights law was committed both by the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

  209. Going forward, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields represents a powerful case for the international community to follow the recommendation of the UN report and conduct a thorough independent international inquiry into what happened during the final weeks of the 26-year civil war. Although UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated that he does not have the authority to act upon the recommendations of his own panel of experts to launch an international investigation, the UN Security Council or the UN Human Rights Council could certainly do so.Two years have passed since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and it is time for the international community to act to ensure that the victims receive justice. Reconciliation and lasting peace in a post-conflict environment cannot be achieved without truth and accountability.

    How the world should react to ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/a

    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields thus largely confirms the findings of the UN “Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” released in April of this year. As in the case of the documentary, the UN findings were equally denied by the Sri Lankan government, which also refused to let the panel visit Sri Lanka and urged the UN not to publish its report. In particular, the report mentions “a wide range of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international rights law was committed both by the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

  210. Yo! Ripped one,
    You have hit the red button. We all can see that. Come on shitty lion. Take some rest will ya. Hey, so sorry about your stone god Buddha. I think you should take some kasiya (Kasippu) and some wild boar meat to make your nerves real coooooooooooooooL.

    I love when your so angry. So, what’s up? looking to avenge your anger? Psst…just look outside. There must be some northern girl around. Come on go on…Do some rape will ya.

    You know I don’t give a damn about any religion. Coz, I am an atheist.

    Really machang, sirawata kiyanney….gihilla budiyaganing bang. (really buddy, go an sleep now).

  211. In 2011, India’s unhappiness over Rajapaksa taking them for ride with much repeated “13 plus” solution and finally even rejecting to fully implement the 13th amendment may not come as another dropping of parippu. Instead, India will no doubt use all other avenues available, such as SLPL, to exert pressure on Mahinda Rajapaksa to listen and keep his word.

    But will Sri Lanka’s leaders, Rajapaksas, ever learn a lesson from the history? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_24_00

    Don't sing national anthem in Tamil Language – Gotabaya Rajapaksa http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?22BmSac2CA34
    Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders the Police, Army and Defence Secretary officials not to sing National Anthem in Tamil language.
    Secretary also thoroughly stresses out this should be strongly implement when President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing an event.

    According to the sources President Rajapaksa visited to a Tamil School recently during that time he was annoyed when the children sang the national anthem I Tamil language.

  212. Going forward, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields represents a powerful case for the international community to follow the recommendation of the UN report and conduct a thorough independent international inquiry into what happened during the final weeks of the 26-year civil war. Although UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated that he does not have the authority to act upon the recommendations of his own panel of experts to launch an international investigation, the UN Security Council or the UN Human Rights Council could certainly do so.Two years have passed since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and it is time for the international community to act to ensure that the victims receive justice. Reconciliation and lasting peace in a post-conflict environment cannot be achieved without truth and accountability.

    How the world should react to ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’
    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1014232–how-the-world-should-react-to-sri-lanka-s-killing-fields

    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields thus largely confirms the findings of the UN “Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” released in April of this year. As in the case of the documentary, the UN findings were equally denied by the Sri Lankan government, which also refused to let the panel visit Sri Lanka and urged the UN not to publish its report. In particular, the report mentions “a wide range of serious violations of international humanitarian law and international rights law was committed both by the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, some of which would amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

  213. In 2011, India’s unhappiness over Rajapaksa taking them for ride with much repeated “13 plus” solution and finally even rejecting to fully implement the 13th amendment may not come as another dropping of parippu. Instead, India will no doubt use all other avenues available, such as SLPL, to exert pressure on Mahinda Rajapaksa to listen and keep his word.

    But will Sri Lanka’s leaders, Rajapaksas, ever learn a lesson from the history? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_24_00

    Don't sing national anthem in Tamil Language – Gotabaya Rajapaksa http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?22BmSac2CA34
    Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders the Police, Army and Defence Secretary officials not to sing National Anthem in Tamil language.
    Secretary also thoroughly stresses out this should be strongly implement when President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing an event.

    According to the sources President Rajapaksa visited to a Tamil School recently during that time he was annoyed when the children sang the national anthem I Tamil language.

  214. In 2011, India’s unhappiness over Rajapaksa taking them for ride with much repeated “13 plus” solution and finally even rejecting to fully implement the 13th amendment may not come as another dropping of parippu. Instead, India will no doubt use all other avenues available, such as SLPL, to exert pressure on Mahinda Rajapaksa to listen and keep his word.

    But will Sri Lanka’s leaders, Rajapaksas, ever learn a lesson from the history? http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_24_00

    Don't sing national anthem in Tamil Language – Gotabaya Rajapaksa http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?22BmSac2CA34
    Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders the Police, Army and Defence Secretary officials not to sing National Anthem in Tamil language.
    Secretary also thoroughly stresses out this should be strongly implement when President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing an event.

    According to the sources President Rajapaksa visited to a Tamil School recently during that time he was annoyed when the children sang the national anthem I Tamil language.

  215. One week after broadcast, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields has been watched by over a million viewers in the UK* and over 270,000 views worldwide on VoD. The film has been viewed on 4oD in over 30 countries.**

    On Tuesday, the film was screened to diplomats and US media in New York. United Nations missions from the US, India, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and East Timor attended. The Sri Lankan government sent a delegation of eight with Mr Palitha T.B. Kohona, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Brigadier Shavendra de Silva both speaking after the film.

    http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/sri-lankas-killing-fields-continues-to-make-waves

    On Wednesday, there was a well-attended Sri Lanka event at the House of Commons. Jon Snow introduced clips from Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields and Channel 4 News Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Miller chaired a discussion. On the panel were Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Alistair Burt MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights Ann Clwyd MP, Yolanda Foster from Amnesty international and the film’s director Callum Macrae. Attendees included Siobhan McDonagh MP, Andy Love MP, Jim Dowd MP, Lee Scott MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Mike Gapes MP, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Susan Miller and Former MP, Joan Ryan.

    The critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featuring devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity has already provoked comment from Prime Minister David Cameron.

  216. In 2011, India’s unhappiness over Rajapaksa taking them for ride with much repeated “13 plus” solution and finally even rejecting to fully implement the 13th amendment may not come as another dropping of parippu. Instead, India will no doubt use all other avenues available, such as SLPL, to exert pressure on Mahinda Rajapaksa to listen and keep his word.

    But will Sri Lanka’s leaders, Rajapaksas, ever learn a lesson from the history?
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2011_06_24_001.html

    Don’t sing national anthem in Tamil Language – Gotabaya Rajapaksa
    http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?22BmSac2CA34eUY5303lO4dd2Oln20V5Y3e4oMMca2mBV2
    Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders the Police, Army and Defence Secretary officials not to sing National Anthem in Tamil language.
    Secretary also thoroughly stresses out this should be strongly implement when President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing an event.

    According to the sources President Rajapaksa visited to a Tamil School recently during that time he was annoyed when the children sang the national anthem I Tamil language.

  217. Hey the Labba entangled one !

    Do I not make myself clear enough for you or are you proving over and over again that you are an ultra moronic retard ?? LOL… Do you think that I get angry when reading your silly posts ? lol… Dude, all I have done is rediculed your stupid remarks and smashed your arguments and silly comments to the ground. Accept the fact that u r defeated (again). What happened to your debating skills?

    Also, I have many freinds who belong to may religious groups, aetheists and also Satanists. But, no one uses their belief to showcase themselves as narrow minded biggots… This is where your impotent testies are proven to be entangled in a barbwire… Buddha could be in stone or air for all I care. May be I am not a Buddhist my slef. But, at least I have the decency to respect another's beleif.

    I seriously feel sorry for you guys now. You tried to create an ethnic issue, but, when you see that Sri Lanka is raising up as one nation, you are trying to bring religion in… We have passed that stone age…. unfortunately, you still haven't evolved passed that stage… None of us can help you with this process of evolution unfortunately. Hope you will catch up soon….. May be you can start by getting some sleep your self, for I sleep pretty well in a peaceful country.

    Chow
    RVW !!

    P.S. – No need to rape anyone… women throw themselves at me…. I look bloody good and I am rich….. Hope you get to enjoy the same some day… May be your raging fustration will go down and you will start behaving normal then… :P

  218. Hey the Labba entangled one !

    Do I not make myself clear enough for you or are you proving over and over again that you are an ultra moronic retard ?? LOL… Do you think that I get angry when reading your silly posts ? lol… Dude, all I have done is rediculed your stupid remarks and smashed your arguments and silly comments to the ground. Accept the fact that u r defeated (again). What happened to your debating skills?

    Also, I have many freinds who belong to may religious groups, aetheists and also Satanists. But, no one uses their belief to showcase themselves as narrow minded biggots… This is where your impotent testies are proven to be entangled in a barbwire… Buddha could be in stone or air for all I care. May be I am not a Buddhist my slef. But, at least I have the decency to respect another’s beleif.

    I seriously feel sorry for you guys now. You tried to create an ethnic issue, but, when you see that Sri Lanka is raising up as one nation, you are trying to bring religion in… We have passed that stone age…. unfortunately, you still haven’t evolved passed that stage… None of us can help you with this process of evolution unfortunately. Hope you will catch up soon….. May be you can start by getting some sleep your self, for I sleep pretty well in a peaceful country.

    Chow
    RVW !!

    P.S. – No need to rape anyone… women throw themselves at me…. I look bloody good and I am rich….. Hope you get to enjoy the same some day… May be your raging fustration will go down and you will start behaving normal then… :P

  219. Labba and others !

    Wonder whether you guys got molested by anyone when you were walking down Dickman’s Road ?

    I mean, you seem to be pretty facinated by the Labba’s and word rape…. !

    Just a thought…

    Labba aththa kiyapan, kawuda umbata puk gahuwe ?
    ganan ganna epa machan…
    (labba tell the truth, who molested u?
    don’t think of it too much ! )

  220. Growing international concern at what exactly went on during the closing stages of the war against the LTTE, was brought sharply into focus by Britain’s Channel 4 TV network. Since 2009 Channel 4 has covered the war situation in Sri Lanka’s north and matters came to a head with the broadcasting of the film, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” on June 14th. The Sri Lankan government has roundly condemned the footage contained in the “Killing Fields” film as well as other footage shown on the British TV channel in the past
    CHNNEL 4 STANDS BY ITS SRI LANKA COVERAGE http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/26/chnnel-4

  221. Growing international concern at what exactly went on during the closing stages of the war against the LTTE, was brought sharply into focus by Britain’s Channel 4 TV network. Since 2009 Channel 4 has covered the war situation in Sri Lanka’s north and matters came to a head with the broadcasting of the film, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” on June 14th. The Sri Lankan government has roundly condemned the footage contained in the “Killing Fields” film as well as other footage shown on the British TV channel in the past
    CHNNEL 4 STANDS BY ITS SRI LANKA COVERAGE http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/26/chnnel-4

  222. Growing international concern at what exactly went on during the closing stages of the war against the LTTE, was brought sharply into focus by Britain’s Channel 4 TV network. Since 2009 Channel 4 has covered the war situation in Sri Lanka’s north and matters came to a head with the broadcasting of the film, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” on June 14th. The Sri Lankan government has roundly condemned the footage contained in the “Killing Fields” film as well as other footage shown on the British TV channel in the past
    CHNNEL 4 STANDS BY ITS SRI LANKA COVERAGE http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/26/chnnel-4

  223. Growing international concern at what exactly went on during the closing stages of the war against the LTTE, was brought sharply into focus by Britain’s Channel 4 TV network. Since 2009 Channel 4 has covered the war situation in Sri Lanka’s north and matters came to a head with the broadcasting of the film, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” on June 14th. The Sri Lankan government has roundly condemned the footage contained in the “Killing Fields” film as well as other footage shown on the British TV channel in the past
    CHNNEL 4 STANDS BY ITS SRI LANKA COVERAGE
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/06/26/chnnel-4-stands-by-its-sri-lanka-coverage/

  224. oh sam,
    don't bark at west/voice of voiceless
    “Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing ad hoc commissions to deflect international criticism over its poor human rights record and widespread impunity…Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has established at least nine such commissions, none of which have produced any significant results.”

    Commonwealth calls for investigation of Sri Lanka war crimes http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Commonwealth has called on Sri lanka to conduct “a full, credible, and thorough investigation” of the atrocities detailed in Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’. A statement by Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma’s spokesperson said: “The Commonwealth has long supported the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Sri Lanka, and recognises that genuine and sustainable reconciliation must include investigation of alleged war crimes and accountability of those responsible, and the promotion of justice.”

    Sexual violence against Eezham Tamils carried out with genocidal intentions http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sexual violence committed against Eezham Tamils by the occupying Sri Lanka Army in Vanni is on the increase in the recent months, reliable civil sources told TamilNet. Personnel in military vehicles and auto rickshaws parked under the trees away from the roadside in Ki'linochchi commit sexual violence to girls forcefully brought from the resettled villages and sometimes even to girls passing by on the road, by grabbing them into the vehicles. The wails of the victims are commonly heard, but people are unable to do anything about it, the civil sources further said. The violence is systematically committed with genocidal mentality and soon by replacing the civil administration of Ki'linochchi entirely by the Sinhalese, all protests will be silenced, the sources added.

    In the meantime, a military backed or military participated racket of bringing Tamil girls from the North and East for running brothels in the south has also been reported in several instances, but civil society workers are unable to come out with presentable evidences.

    Recently, Fort Police in Colombo took into custody two Tamil girls from Vanni, after a ‘broker’ who had brought them to Colombo with promises of employment had abandoned them. A lawyer, contacted by the police, handed over the girls to their family. Incidents like these often go unreported, civil sources in Colombo said.

  225. white people of west countries are facilitating tamil terrosim in sri lanka . they want to make bloodshed in this country.no ethnic conflict hear.70 % tamils live in colombo.we the sinhalese nodare to fucking west countris people.if they attack srilanka we will fight with white donkys and teach them a lesson better than fucking prabakaran..

  226. Welldone!!! Ripped One.

    This is what I wanted to show the world how bad you are. The nasty ones. Sabbey Labang nawathanda – No! It's labbey sabang Thawa nannda….(Buddha's advice to a bathing modaya) haaaaaaa……haaaa….

    In fact your lord Buddha was down Dickman's Road looking for the I mean Kolluuu… Imagine what he must have been going thru after leaving his wife and kids…..poor bugger buddha.

    Hey, wait till September UN is coming to get all you guys….haaaaaaaaaa….haaaaaaaaaa

  227. oh sam,
    don't bark at west/voice of voiceless
    “Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing ad hoc commissions to deflect international criticism over its poor human rights record and widespread impunity…Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has established at least nine such commissions, none of which have produced any significant results.”

    Commonwealth calls for investigation of Sri Lanka war crimes http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Commonwealth has called on Sri lanka to conduct “a full, credible, and thorough investigation” of the atrocities detailed in Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’. A statement by Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma’s spokesperson said: “The Commonwealth has long supported the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Sri Lanka, and recognises that genuine and sustainable reconciliation must include investigation of alleged war crimes and accountability of those responsible, and the promotion of justice.”

    Sexual violence against Eezham Tamils carried out with genocidal intentions http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sexual violence committed against Eezham Tamils by the occupying Sri Lanka Army in Vanni is on the increase in the recent months, reliable civil sources told TamilNet. Personnel in military vehicles and auto rickshaws parked under the trees away from the roadside in Ki'linochchi commit sexual violence to girls forcefully brought from the resettled villages and sometimes even to girls passing by on the road, by grabbing them into the vehicles. The wails of the victims are commonly heard, but people are unable to do anything about it, the civil sources further said. The violence is systematically committed with genocidal mentality and soon by replacing the civil administration of Ki'linochchi entirely by the Sinhalese, all protests will be silenced, the sources added.

    In the meantime, a military backed or military participated racket of bringing Tamil girls from the North and East for running brothels in the south has also been reported in several instances, but civil society workers are unable to come out with presentable evidences.

    Recently, Fort Police in Colombo took into custody two Tamil girls from Vanni, after a ‘broker’ who had brought them to Colombo with promises of employment had abandoned them. A lawyer, contacted by the police, handed over the girls to their family. Incidents like these often go unreported, civil sources in Colombo said.

  228. oh sam,
    don't bark at west/voice of voiceless
    “Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing ad hoc commissions to deflect international criticism over its poor human rights record and widespread impunity…Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has established at least nine such commissions, none of which have produced any significant results.”

    Commonwealth calls for investigation of Sri Lanka war crimes http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The Commonwealth has called on Sri lanka to conduct “a full, credible, and thorough investigation” of the atrocities detailed in Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’. A statement by Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma’s spokesperson said: “The Commonwealth has long supported the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Sri Lanka, and recognises that genuine and sustainable reconciliation must include investigation of alleged war crimes and accountability of those responsible, and the promotion of justice.”

    Sexual violence against Eezham Tamils carried out with genocidal intentions http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Sexual violence committed against Eezham Tamils by the occupying Sri Lanka Army in Vanni is on the increase in the recent months, reliable civil sources told TamilNet. Personnel in military vehicles and auto rickshaws parked under the trees away from the roadside in Ki'linochchi commit sexual violence to girls forcefully brought from the resettled villages and sometimes even to girls passing by on the road, by grabbing them into the vehicles. The wails of the victims are commonly heard, but people are unable to do anything about it, the civil sources further said. The violence is systematically committed with genocidal mentality and soon by replacing the civil administration of Ki'linochchi entirely by the Sinhalese, all protests will be silenced, the sources added.

    In the meantime, a military backed or military participated racket of bringing Tamil girls from the North and East for running brothels in the south has also been reported in several instances, but civil society workers are unable to come out with presentable evidences.

    Recently, Fort Police in Colombo took into custody two Tamil girls from Vanni, after a ‘broker’ who had brought them to Colombo with promises of employment had abandoned them. A lawyer, contacted by the police, handed over the girls to their family. Incidents like these often go unreported, civil sources in Colombo said.

  229. Ha Ha Ha Labba !!

    Brilliant !

    Now the whole world saw your true colours ! brilliant work trying to provoke innocent Buddhists of the world and trying to get them to react ! Trust they are smarter than a hope less retard who has lost all his amunition.. Reminds me of the one who clings on to a straw when drowing without hope !

    Atheists are those who don't beleive in a god…. like Buddhists. May be you are offending the good Christians by your unsighted rants. Don't piss the west off too much, they will not support your cause of peelam… Oh, I forgot, they don't anyways…. it's only an illusion you retards have !

  230. Labba – Seriously, why the anger? u did not answer my question… did anyone puk fy u? kawuda umbata puke ariye? you seem to be writing stuff without substance or meaning ! just like a one who got up the @$$ !

  231. white people of west countries are facilitating tamil terrosim in sri lanka . they want to make bloodshed in this country.no ethnic conflict hear.70 % tamils live in colombo.we the sinhalese nodare to fucking west countris people.if they attack srilanka we will fight with white donkys and teach them a lesson better than fucking prabakaran..

  232. Welldone!!! Ripped One.

    This is what I wanted to show the world how bad you are. The nasty ones. Sabbey Labang nawathanda – No! It’s labbey sabang Thawa nannda….(Buddha’s advice to a bathing modaya) haaaaaaa……haaaa….

    In fact your lord Buddha was down Dickman’s Road looking for the I mean Kolluuu… Imagine what he must have been going thru after leaving his wife and kids…..poor bugger buddha.

    Hey, wait till September UN is coming to get all you guys….haaaaaaaaaa….haaaaaaaaaa

  233. oh sam,
    don’t bark at west/voice of voiceless
    “Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing ad hoc commissions to deflect international criticism over its poor human rights record and widespread impunity…Since independence in 1948, Sri Lanka has established at least nine such commissions, none of which have produced any significant results.”

    Commonwealth calls for investigation of Sri Lanka war crimes
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=34113

    The Commonwealth has called on Sri lanka to conduct “a full, credible, and thorough investigation” of the atrocities detailed in Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’. A statement by Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma’s spokesperson said: “The Commonwealth has long supported the peaceful resolution of the civil war in Sri Lanka, and recognises that genuine and sustainable reconciliation must include investigation of alleged war crimes and accountability of those responsible, and the promotion of justice.”

    Sexual violence against Eezham Tamils carried out with genocidal intentions
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=34114

    Sexual violence committed against Eezham Tamils by the occupying Sri Lanka Army in Vanni is on the increase in the recent months, reliable civil sources told TamilNet. Personnel in military vehicles and auto rickshaws parked under the trees away from the roadside in Ki’linochchi commit sexual violence to girls forcefully brought from the resettled villages and sometimes even to girls passing by on the road, by grabbing them into the vehicles. The wails of the victims are commonly heard, but people are unable to do anything about it, the civil sources further said. The violence is systematically committed with genocidal mentality and soon by replacing the civil administration of Ki’linochchi entirely by the Sinhalese, all protests will be silenced, the sources added.

    In the meantime, a military backed or military participated racket of bringing Tamil girls from the North and East for running brothels in the south has also been reported in several instances, but civil society workers are unable to come out with presentable evidences.

    Recently, Fort Police in Colombo took into custody two Tamil girls from Vanni, after a ‘broker’ who had brought them to Colombo with promises of employment had abandoned them. A lawyer, contacted by the police, handed over the girls to their family. Incidents like these often go unreported, civil sources in Colombo said.

  234. Ha Ha Ha Labba !!

    Brilliant !

    Now the whole world saw your true colours ! brilliant work trying to provoke innocent Buddhists of the world and trying to get them to react ! Trust they are smarter than a hope less retard who has lost all his amunition.. Reminds me of the one who clings on to a straw when drowing without hope !

    Atheists are those who don’t beleive in a god…. like Buddhists. May be you are offending the good Christians by your unsighted rants. Don’t piss the west off too much, they will not support your cause of peelam… Oh, I forgot, they don’t anyways…. it’s only an illusion you retards have !

  235. Labba – Seriously, why the anger? u did not answer my question… did anyone puk fy u? kawuda umbata puke ariye? you seem to be writing stuff without substance or meaning ! just like a one who got up the @$$ !

  236. Following the disclosure by LeN yesterday that the video footage which reveals the actions of the SL Army was presumably sold by a State media personnel, more information on him had come to light.
    http://tinyurl.com/65nu9m2

  237. Following the disclosure by LeN yesterday that the video footage which reveals the actions of the SL Army was presumably sold by a State media personnel, more information on him had come to light.
    http://tinyurl.com/65nu9m2

  238. Following the disclosure by LeN yesterday that the video footage which reveals the actions of the SL Army was presumably sold by a State media personnel, more information on him had come to light.
    http://tinyurl.com/65nu9m2

  239. Following the disclosure by LeN yesterday that the video footage which reveals the actions of the SL Army was presumably sold by a State media personnel, more information on him had come to light.

    http://tinyurl.com/65nu9m2

  240. Singa and the other long rubbish named guy !!

    Can we see something new than the same old records pls ??
    You are worse than a broken record of the 50's !!

  241. Singa and the other long rubbish named guy !!

    Can we see something new than the same old records pls ??
    You are worse than a broken record of the 50′s !!

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