Global justice gap condemns millions to abuse

A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice.  So was the conclusion of our world report released today that documents abuses in 159 countries.  State of the World’s Human Rights shows that powerful governments are blocking advances in international justice by standing above the law on human rights, shielding allies from criticism and acting only when politically convenient.

Amnesty International is calling on governments to ensure accountability for their own actions, fully sign up to the International Criminal Court and ensure that crimes under international law can be prosecuted anywhere in the world. States claiming global leadership, including the G20, have a particular responsibility to set an example.

The International Criminal Court’s 2009 arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al Bashir, for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was a landmark event demonstrating that even sitting heads of state are not above the law. However, the African Union’s refusal to cooperate, despite the nightmare of violence that has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur, was a stark example of governmental failure to put justice before politics.

The UN Human Rights Council’s paralysis over Sri Lanka, despite serious abuses including possible war crimes carried out by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also stood as a testament to the international community’s failure to act when needed. Meanwhile, the recommendations of the Human Rights Council’s Goldstone report calling for accountability for the conflict in Gaza still need to be heeded by Israel and Hamas.

Worldwide, the justice gap sustained a pernicious web of repression. Our research records torture or other ill-treatment in at least 111 countries, unfair trials in at least 55 countries, restrictions on free speech in at least 96 countries and prisoners of conscience imprisoned in at least 48 countries.

Human rights organizations and human rights defenders came under attack in many countries, with governments preventing their work or failing to protect them.

In the Middle East and North Africa, there were patterns of governmental intolerance of criticism in Saudi Arabia, Syria and Tunisia, and mounting repression in Iran. In Asia, the Chinese government increased pressure on challenges to its authority, detaining and harassing human rights defenders, while thousands fled severe repression and economic hardship in North Korea and Myanmar.

Space for independent voices and civil society shrank in parts of Europe and Central Asia, and there were unfair restrictions on freedom of expression in Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Uzbekistan. The Americas were plagued by hundreds of unlawful killings by security forces, including in Brazil, Jamaica, Colombia and Mexico, while impunity for US violations related to counter-terrorism persisted. Governments in Africa such as Guinea and Madagascar met dissent with excessive use of force and unlawful killings, while Ethiopia and Uganda among others repressed criticism.

Callous disregard for civilians marked conflicts. Armed groups and government forces breached international law in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka and Yemen. In the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel, Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups unlawfully killed and injured civilians. Thousands of civilians suffered abuses in escalating violence by the Taleban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, or bore the brunt of the conflicts in Iraq and Somalia. Women and girls suffered rape and other violence carried out by government forces and armed groups in most conflicts.

Other trends included:

  • Mass forced evictions of people from their homes in Africa, for example in Angola, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, often driving people deeper into poverty.
  • Increased reports of domestic violence against women, rape, sexual abuse, and murder and mutilation after rape, in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Jamaica.
  • Millions of migrants in Asia-Pacific countries including South Korea, Japan and Malaysia faced exploitation, violence and abuse.
  • A sharp rise in racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Europe and Central Asia.
  • In the Middle East and North Africa, attacks by armed groups – some apparently aligned to al-Qa’ida – in states such as Iraq and Yemen, heightened insecurity.

Globally, with millions of people pushed into poverty by the food, energy and financial crises, events showed the urgent need to tackle the abuses that affect poverty.

“Governments should be held accountable for the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty. The UN review meeting on the Millennium Development Goals in New York, USA, this September is an opportunity for world leaders to move from promises to legally enforceable commitments,” said Claudio Cordone, interim Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Women, especially the poor, bore the brunt of the failure to deliver on these goals. Pregnancy-related complications claimed the lives of an estimated 500,000 women, according the most recent UN figures, with maternal mortality often directly caused by gender discrimination, violations of sexual and reproductive rights, and denial of access to health care.

“Governments must promote women’s equality and address discrimination against women if they are going to make progress on the Millennium Development Goals,” said Claudio Cordone.

Amnesty International also called on G20 states that have failed to fully sign up to the International Criminal Court – USA, China, Russia, Turkey, India, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia – to do so. The international review meeting on the court, beginning in Kampala, Uganda on 31 May, is a chance for governments to show their commitment to the court.

Despite serious failures in ensuring justice last year, many events revealed progress. In Latin America, investigations into crimes shielded by amnesty laws were reopened, with landmark judgments involving former leaders including the convictions of former President Alberto Fujimori of Peru for crimes against humanity and Argentina’s last military president, Reynaldo Bignone for kidnapping and torture. All trials in the Special Court for Sierra Leone were concluded apart from the on-going trial of former President of Liberia Charles Taylor.

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  1. Tamils to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris
    In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Tamils for Obama suggested three matters they believe she should bring up when she meets with Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Peiris. These included Sri Lanka’s use of sexual violence as a tool of government; Colombo’s apparent policy of obliterating landmarks of Tamil culture; and the danger of allowing the Colombo government’s “scorched earth” method of putting down an insurrection to be seen as a success.

    New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2010 — When Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris visits Washington DC this week and meets with Secretary of State Clinton, Tamils for Obama has a few suggestions of things they should discuss.

    “We know they have lots to talk about,” said a spokesman for the Tamil American group. “So we only named three subjects we thought they should not overlook. We mentioned them in the letter we sent her.

    “The first item was sexual violence as a tool of government. This is a subject on which Mrs. Clinton has taken a forceful position in the past, so we expect she will want to address it when she meets with Mr. Peiris.”

    In their letter, Tamils for Obama told of reports they have received of Tamil women being kidnapped and kept as sexual slaves by Sri Lankan soldiers. “We can’t say for sure whether these are soldiers acting on their own–the Sri Lankan army is not well disciplined–or if it is a government policy, like when the Japanese army conscripted Korean women into military brothels during World War II. Either way, it bothers us and we hope Secretary Clinton will bring it up when she talks to Minister Peiris.”

    The second topic that Tamils for Obama urged Mrs. Clinton to bring up was the Colombo government’s apparent policy of destroying landmarks of Tamil culture. “The Sri Lankan government calls it “redevelopment” of Tamil areas,” the spokesman said. “But the Colombo government is finding one pretext after another for obliterating Tamil cultural and historical landmarks. As the government builds roads they destroy historic buildings, including temples, schools, and presses. They want to make it look like Tamils have no history here.

    “We gave one particular example,” the spokesman mentioned. “It is the site of the palace and administrative buildings of King Sangilian II. He was the last Tamil ruler before the arrival of European colonial powers in the early 1600s. The government is about to wipe it away to make room for a tourist complex. It is a part of world history that is about to be destroyed, and we hope we can make Mrs. Clinton aware of the danger.

    “And then there is the matter of Colombo’s ’scorched earth’ warfare,” the Tamils for Obama spokesman continued. “Every bloodthirsty dictator in the world will see the success they had and will be ready to use the Sri Lankan method of unlimited killing to put down a popular uprising. If it is allowed to stand as an example of how to manage a civil conflict, the world will see endless bloodshed as a result.

    “We quoted the Financial Times, which wrote ‘It may often be possible for governments to defeat insurgencies if they do not care how many civilians they kill.’

    “We wrote to Mrs. Clinton ‘It is every diplomat’s duty and your duty particularly to make some kind of effort to keep this scorched earth policy from gaining popularity.’ We told her that the Sri Lankan government’s own investigation of its own actions can only result in a whitewash.

    “The Boston Globe said of Colombo’s plan ‘This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings.” We told Mrs. Clinton that we agree with The Boston Globe, and hope she does too.

    To read the entire letter, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/sri+la

    To read the letter in Tamil, go to :http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/Tamil_sri+lanka+hillary+clinton+G.L+Peiris.html

    Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. During the final weeks of the recent civil war, the Sri Lankan government killed about 1,000 Tamil civilians per day, according to the United Nations, and about 40,000 in 2009. The Tamil are a population in Sri Lanka has borne the brunt of a civil war they regard as genocide. One-third of the Tamil population has fled the island and formed a substantial diaspora overseas. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S. or who were born in the U.S.

    To contact the group, call at (617) 765-4394 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.
    http://www.TamilsForObama.com

  2. Sinhala Sri Lanka- The Terror State
    1958: Hundreds of tamils were massacred by Sinhala racists.
    1972: Over 20,000 Sinhala youths were massacred by Sinhala military.
    1977: Hundreds of tamils were butchered again.
    1983: Thousands of tamils were massacred and chased away from their homes.
    1989: Over 40,000 Sinhala youths were massacred by Sinhala Military.
    2009: Over 150,000 tamils were massacred and 300,000 were chased away from their homes by the Sinhala Military.

    The above are wholesale terror by Sri Lanka state. All these crimes are committed by Power hungry politicians in the Government. In Sri Lankan history, none of the Sinhala leaders who ruled (political or military) took responsibility for these crimes. The pattern of the crimes clearly shows that the cycle of violence cannot be stopped in Sri Lanka because of its Racist fundamentalism. The crimes and the bloodshed done in this (once a beautiful and friendly) nation by Racists Power hungry politicians is not comparable with any war crimes in the world

  3. Colombo’s plan ‘This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings'

    Every bloodthirsty dictator in the world will see the success they had and will be ready to use the Sri Lankan method of unlimited killing to put down a popular uprising. If it is allowed to stand as an example of how to manage a civil conflict, the world will see endless bloodshed as a result.

  4. The Tamil voices are suppressed.

    But their heart cries are obvious.

    “The thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious and bleak Sri Lankan prisons,”

    “Give us back our homes and lands”,

    “Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters”,

    “Stop abducting our sons and daughters”

    “Stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”,

    “Stop destroying our culture”,

    “Give us back the freedom,”

  5. Tamils to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris
    In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Tamils for Obama suggested three matters they believe she should bring up when she meets with Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Peiris. These included Sri Lanka’s use of sexual violence as a tool of government; Colombo’s apparent policy of obliterating landmarks of Tamil culture; and the danger of allowing the Colombo government’s “scorched earth” method of putting down an insurrection to be seen as a success.

    New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2010 — When Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris visits Washington DC this week and meets with Secretary of State Clinton, Tamils for Obama has a few suggestions of things they should discuss.

    “We know they have lots to talk about,” said a spokesman for the Tamil American group. “So we only named three subjects we thought they should not overlook. We mentioned them in the letter we sent her.

    “The first item was sexual violence as a tool of government. This is a subject on which Mrs. Clinton has taken a forceful position in the past, so we expect she will want to address it when she meets with Mr. Peiris.”

    In their letter, Tamils for Obama told of reports they have received of Tamil women being kidnapped and kept as sexual slaves by Sri Lankan soldiers. “We can’t say for sure whether these are soldiers acting on their own–the Sri Lankan army is not well disciplined–or if it is a government policy, like when the Japanese army conscripted Korean women into military brothels during World War II. Either way, it bothers us and we hope Secretary Clinton will bring it up when she talks to Minister Peiris.”

    The second topic that Tamils for Obama urged Mrs. Clinton to bring up was the Colombo government’s apparent policy of destroying landmarks of Tamil culture. “The Sri Lankan government calls it “redevelopment” of Tamil areas,” the spokesman said. “But the Colombo government is finding one pretext after another for obliterating Tamil cultural and historical landmarks. As the government builds roads they destroy historic buildings, including temples, schools, and presses. They want to make it look like Tamils have no history here.

    “We gave one particular example,” the spokesman mentioned. “It is the site of the palace and administrative buildings of King Sangilian II. He was the last Tamil ruler before the arrival of European colonial powers in the early 1600s. The government is about to wipe it away to make room for a tourist complex. It is a part of world history that is about to be destroyed, and we hope we can make Mrs. Clinton aware of the danger.

    “And then there is the matter of Colombo’s ’scorched earth’ warfare,” the Tamils for Obama spokesman continued. “Every bloodthirsty dictator in the world will see the success they had and will be ready to use the Sri Lankan method of unlimited killing to put down a popular uprising. If it is allowed to stand as an example of how to manage a civil conflict, the world will see endless bloodshed as a result.

    “We quoted the Financial Times, which wrote ‘It may often be possible for governments to defeat insurgencies if they do not care how many civilians they kill.’

    “We wrote to Mrs. Clinton ‘It is every diplomat’s duty and your duty particularly to make some kind of effort to keep this scorched earth policy from gaining popularity.’ We told her that the Sri Lankan government’s own investigation of its own actions can only result in a whitewash.

    “The Boston Globe said of Colombo’s plan ‘This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings.” We told Mrs. Clinton that we agree with The Boston Globe, and hope she does too.

    To read the entire letter, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/sri+la

    To read the letter in Tamil, go to :http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/Tamil_sri+lanka+hillary+clinton+G.L+Peiris.html

    Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. During the final weeks of the recent civil war, the Sri Lankan government killed about 1,000 Tamil civilians per day, according to the United Nations, and about 40,000 in 2009. The Tamil are a population in Sri Lanka has borne the brunt of a civil war they regard as genocide. One-third of the Tamil population has fled the island and formed a substantial diaspora overseas. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S. or who were born in the U.S.

    To contact the group, call at (617) 765-4394 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.
    http://www.TamilsForObama.com

  6. Sri Lanka accused of 'ethnic cleansing' of Tamil areas

    officials, human rights campaigners and politicians claim Tamils have been driven out of areas in the north-east of the country by killings and kidnappings carried out by pro-government militias.

    They say the government has simultaneously encouraged members of the Sinhalese majority in the south to relocate to the vacated villages.

    Sri Lanka's government deliberately concealed official casualty figuresOne foreign charity worker told the Daily Telegraph the number of Tamils disappearing in and around Trincomalee, 50 miles south of the final conflict zone in Mullaitivu, had been increasing in the last three months.

    He claimed to have known 15 of the disappeared, three of whom had been found dead. He said all three bodies showed signs of torture, while two were found with their hands tied behind their backs and single bullet wounds in their heads.

    Another aid worker said the killings were part of a strategy to drive out the Tamils.

    "Eastern province is vulnerable, there's cleansing by the Sinhalese. There will be more problems with land grabbing. The demography changes and the Tamils who are the majority will soon become a minority," he said.

    He claimed many villagers had moved out after the army declared their land to be part of a 'high security zone' and Sinhalese had been given incentives to move in to provide support services to new military bases.

    Many Tamils sold their homes and land at below-market prices after members of their families had been killed or had disappeared, he said.

    One western human rights advocate said Tamils in and around Trincomalee were terrified because they believed the police were either complicit in, or indifferent to, the numbers disappearing or found dead. "There's no investigation. It's a climate of terror and impunity," he said.

    A local campaigner for the families of the disappeared said the killings were speeding the flight of Tamils from the area. "When there's a killing other Tamils move out. Who goes to the Sinhalese police? You either live under threat or you move out," he said.

    He said much of the "ethnic cleansing" was being done in the name of economic development in which Tamil villagers were being moved out to make way for new roads, power plants and irrigation schemes, while Sinhalese workers were being drafted in with incentives including free land and housing.

    "Thousands of Sinhalese are coming in, getting government land and government assistance from the south. It's causing huge tensions," he said.

    R. Sampanthan, the parliamentary leader of the Tamil National Alliance and an MP for Trincomalee said he shared these fears. A new road being constructed from Serubilla, a Sinhalese village in Trincomalee district to Polonaruwa, a Tamil village, was under construction and Sinhalese families were being settled on either side of the road as it snakes further north-east.

    "It's ethnic cleansing, and we're concerned that this is what they will also do in the north," he said.

  7. Sinhala Sri Lanka- The Terror State
    1958: Hundreds of tamils were massacred by Sinhala racists.
    1972: Over 20,000 Sinhala youths were massacred by Sinhala military.
    1977: Hundreds of tamils were butchered again.
    1983: Thousands of tamils were massacred and chased away from their homes.
    1989: Over 40,000 Sinhala youths were massacred by Sinhala Military.
    2009: Over 150,000 tamils were massacred and 300,000 were chased away from their homes by the Sinhala Military.

    The above are wholesale terror by Sri Lanka state. All these crimes are committed by Power hungry politicians in the Government. In Sri Lankan history, none of the Sinhala leaders who ruled (political or military) took responsibility for these crimes. The pattern of the crimes clearly shows that the cycle of violence cannot be stopped in Sri Lanka because of its Racist fundamentalism. The crimes and the bloodshed done in this (once a beautiful and friendly) nation by Racists Power hungry politicians is not comparable with any war crimes in the world

  8. Colombo’s plan ‘This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings’

    Every bloodthirsty dictator in the world will see the success they had and will be ready to use the Sri Lankan method of unlimited killing to put down a popular uprising. If it is allowed to stand as an example of how to manage a civil conflict, the world will see endless bloodshed as a result.

  9. The Tamil voices are suppressed.

    But their heart cries are obvious.

    “The thousands of our loved ones who are going through hunger and torture in the notorious and bleak Sri Lankan prisons,”

    “Give us back our homes and lands”,

    “Give us the freedom to work in our own farms and fish in our own waters”,

    “Stop abducting our sons and daughters”

    “Stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”,

    “Stop destroying our culture”,

    “Give us back the freedom,”

  10. Tamils to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris
    In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Tamils for Obama suggested three matters they believe she should bring up when she meets with Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Peiris. These included Sri Lanka’s use of sexual violence as a tool of government; Colombo’s apparent policy of obliterating landmarks of Tamil culture; and the danger of allowing the Colombo government’s “scorched earth” method of putting down an insurrection to be seen as a success.

    New York, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2010 — When Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris visits Washington DC this week and meets with Secretary of State Clinton, Tamils for Obama has a few suggestions of things they should discuss.

    “We know they have lots to talk about,” said a spokesman for the Tamil American group. “So we only named three subjects we thought they should not overlook. We mentioned them in the letter we sent her.

    “The first item was sexual violence as a tool of government. This is a subject on which Mrs. Clinton has taken a forceful position in the past, so we expect she will want to address it when she meets with Mr. Peiris.”

    In their letter, Tamils for Obama told of reports they have received of Tamil women being kidnapped and kept as sexual slaves by Sri Lankan soldiers. “We can’t say for sure whether these are soldiers acting on their own–the Sri Lankan army is not well disciplined–or if it is a government policy, like when the Japanese army conscripted Korean women into military brothels during World War II. Either way, it bothers us and we hope Secretary Clinton will bring it up when she talks to Minister Peiris.”

    The second topic that Tamils for Obama urged Mrs. Clinton to bring up was the Colombo government’s apparent policy of destroying landmarks of Tamil culture. “The Sri Lankan government calls it “redevelopment” of Tamil areas,” the spokesman said. “But the Colombo government is finding one pretext after another for obliterating Tamil cultural and historical landmarks. As the government builds roads they destroy historic buildings, including temples, schools, and presses. They want to make it look like Tamils have no history here.

    “We gave one particular example,” the spokesman mentioned. “It is the site of the palace and administrative buildings of King Sangilian II. He was the last Tamil ruler before the arrival of European colonial powers in the early 1600s. The government is about to wipe it away to make room for a tourist complex. It is a part of world history that is about to be destroyed, and we hope we can make Mrs. Clinton aware of the danger.

    “And then there is the matter of Colombo’s ’scorched earth’ warfare,” the Tamils for Obama spokesman continued. “Every bloodthirsty dictator in the world will see the success they had and will be ready to use the Sri Lankan method of unlimited killing to put down a popular uprising. If it is allowed to stand as an example of how to manage a civil conflict, the world will see endless bloodshed as a result.

    “We quoted the Financial Times, which wrote ‘It may often be possible for governments to defeat insurgencies if they do not care how many civilians they kill.’

    “We wrote to Mrs. Clinton ‘It is every diplomat’s duty and your duty particularly to make some kind of effort to keep this scorched earth policy from gaining popularity.’ We told her that the Sri Lankan government’s own investigation of its own actions can only result in a whitewash.

    “The Boston Globe said of Colombo’s plan ‘This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings.” We told Mrs. Clinton that we agree with The Boston Globe, and hope she does too.

    To read the entire letter, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/sri+lanka+hillary+clinton+G.L+Peiris.html

    To read the letter in Tamil, go to:http://www.tamilsforobama.com/pressrelease/Tamil_sri+lanka+hillary+clinton+G.L+Peiris.html

    Tamils are an ethnic group living mainly in the northeast of Sri Lanka and southern India. During the final weeks of the recent civil war, the Sri Lankan government killed about 1,000 Tamil civilians per day, according to the United Nations, and about 40,000 in 2009. The Tamil are a population in Sri Lanka has borne the brunt of a civil war they regard as genocide. One-third of the Tamil population has fled the island and formed a substantial diaspora overseas. Tamils for Obama is comprised of Tamils who have settled in the U.S. or who were born in the U.S.

    To contact the group, call at (617) 765-4394 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.

    http://www.TamilsForObama.com

  11. The Sri Lankan government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared total victory over the Tamil Tigers. Since then, the outside world has received credible accounts of war crimes perpetrated on a large scale by Sri Lankan security forces as well as by the Tigers. Human rights groups are now calling on the United Nations to authorize an international investigation of humanitarian law violations in Sri Lanka. President Obama, who has drawn criticism for soft-pedaling human rights concerns in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere, should insist that Sri Lanka’s government be held accountable for shelling civilians and hospitals and murdering fighters who surrendered on the battlefield.

    The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings.

  12. Sri Lanka accused of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Tamil areas

    officials, human rights campaigners and politicians claim Tamils have been driven out of areas in the north-east of the country by killings and kidnappings carried out by pro-government militias.

    They say the government has simultaneously encouraged members of the Sinhalese majority in the south to relocate to the vacated villages.

    Sri Lanka’s government deliberately concealed official casualty figuresOne foreign charity worker told the Daily Telegraph the number of Tamils disappearing in and around Trincomalee, 50 miles south of the final conflict zone in Mullaitivu, had been increasing in the last three months.

    He claimed to have known 15 of the disappeared, three of whom had been found dead. He said all three bodies showed signs of torture, while two were found with their hands tied behind their backs and single bullet wounds in their heads.

    Another aid worker said the killings were part of a strategy to drive out the Tamils.

    “Eastern province is vulnerable, there’s cleansing by the Sinhalese. There will be more problems with land grabbing. The demography changes and the Tamils who are the majority will soon become a minority,” he said.

    He claimed many villagers had moved out after the army declared their land to be part of a ‘high security zone’ and Sinhalese had been given incentives to move in to provide support services to new military bases.

    Many Tamils sold their homes and land at below-market prices after members of their families had been killed or had disappeared, he said.

    One western human rights advocate said Tamils in and around Trincomalee were terrified because they believed the police were either complicit in, or indifferent to, the numbers disappearing or found dead. “There’s no investigation. It’s a climate of terror and impunity,” he said.

    A local campaigner for the families of the disappeared said the killings were speeding the flight of Tamils from the area. “When there’s a killing other Tamils move out. Who goes to the Sinhalese police? You either live under threat or you move out,” he said.

    He said much of the “ethnic cleansing” was being done in the name of economic development in which Tamil villagers were being moved out to make way for new roads, power plants and irrigation schemes, while Sinhalese workers were being drafted in with incentives including free land and housing.

    “Thousands of Sinhalese are coming in, getting government land and government assistance from the south. It’s causing huge tensions,” he said.

    R. Sampanthan, the parliamentary leader of the Tamil National Alliance and an MP for Trincomalee said he shared these fears. A new road being constructed from Serubilla, a Sinhalese village in Trincomalee district to Polonaruwa, a Tamil village, was under construction and Sinhalese families were being settled on either side of the road as it snakes further north-east.

    “It’s ethnic cleansing, and we’re concerned that this is what they will also do in the north,” he said.

  13. Dear Editors,

    As usual, on Sri Lanka you're wrong on this as you have consistently been wrong about Sri Lanka's legitimate and necessary war against the LTTE. Let's examine your position.

    You intone pompously"The UN Human Rights Council’s paralysis over Sri Lanka, despite serious abuses including possible war crimes carried out by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also stood as a testament to the international community’s failure to act when needed."

    The UNHRC was not paralysedover SL. Some Western countries, ably assisted by the usual cabal of unelected and unrepresentative HR organisations, attempted to put SL on the dock literally days after it had completely annihilated the military forces of the racist, fascistic LTTE.

    Sri Lanka countermanded this flawed Western-bloc resolution with its own resolution and decisively won the vote.

    The Council adopted Sri Lanka's resolution with 29 countries voting for it and 12 opposing while 6 abstaining and praised the government for its commitment to human rights, while condemning the LTTE.

    If your resolution had been carried, you'd be hailing it as a 'great victory for HR' and the rest of the pious nonsense. Yet you're unable to respect the vote which went against you. Why? Do the UNHCR votes only count when they accord with your idea of human rights?

    In favour of Sri Lanka's resolution: Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia.

    Against Sri Lanka's resolution: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

    Abstaining: Argentina, Gabon, Japan, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Ukraine.

    Sri Lanka's ambassador in Geneva said European nations had failed with a "punitive and mean-spirited agenda" against his country. "This was a lesson that a handful of countries which depict themselves as the international community do not really constitute the majority," Dayan Jayatilleka told the Associated Press.
    "The vast mass of humanity are in support of Sri Lanka."

    Conclusion: AI's definition of 'international community' is simply the EU countries and its client states like Bosnia.

    It was a decisive victory and endorsement for SL's position by the non-Western 'international community', which AI couldn't stomach simply because it wasn't the result you expected. How very democratically minded!

  14. The State sponsored violence against the Tamil people in the island of SriLanka has a very long history. A startling aspect of this State violence is the large scale massacres of Tamils. Some of them are so spectacular that they are etched in the Tamil psyche

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

    1977 communal pogrom
    In the July 1977 parliamentary elections the United National Party received a landslide victory capturing 5/6 of the parliamentary seats amounting to 140 seats. The party that was in government, the SLFP, received only 8 seats. Tamil Allaiance group campaigning on an election platform of working towards an independent Tamil Eelam state won 18 seats by receiving the vast majority of the Tamil votes.
    This was not well received by the Sinhala polity.
    In was in this context that the Sri Lankan police in Jaffna was pulled up by the public for sexual harassment of school girls at a school exhibition. Armed police later arrived at the scene in large numbers and began threatening people.
    Following this, the Jaffna-Colombo and the Colombo-Jaffna night mail trains were attacked when it stopped at the Anuradhapuram railway station. Follwing these attacks, violence against Tamils spread through out the island. Tamils in Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Ratmalana, Badhulla and Colombo were badly affected.
    Tamil Alliance members of parliament raised the violence in parliament. Yet, the then Presisndet in Colombo J R Jayawardhana did not even declare curfew or emergency. He said that he does not like to rule the country under an Emergency Regulation.
    The Sansoni Commission investigated the 1977 communal violence and submitted its report in 1980. The Sansoni commission reported that the police acted irresponsibly during the violence. Sansoni report said that more than 300 civilians were killed during this pogrom. However, statistics collected by other nongovernmental organizations put the number killed at more than 1500. These reports also said that many were injured with knife, iron bars, and logs. The report recommended compensation to the victims. It said,“Incidents which occurred during the specified period were of such an extreme nature and so widespread that an exception should be made as regards the payment of compensation”. The committee appointed by the government on this recommendation to assess the compensation never sat.

  15. 1981 communal pogrom
    This pogrom surrounds the events in which the Jaffna library was burnt down with its irreplacable book. It was during a period of election campaign. Miniters of the then UNP government, Gamini Tissanayake and Cyril Mathew were in Jaffna. A large police force was brought to Jafna together with many Sinhala thugs. These thus were accomomadated in the Jaffna Thuriappa Stadium.
    At an election campaign meeting on 31.05.1981, in Jaffna, a Sinhala police was killed. Following this the police set fire to the Nachchimar Temple outside of which the campaign meeting was taking place. Following this the police burnt down the large Jaffna market building with shops and stocks. Many statues representing Tamil culture were destroyed. The memorial
    built for those killed in the Tamil Research Conference was also destroyed. The thugs went into the home of Member of Parliament, Yogeswaran, and inquired about the location of his house. Realising what the thugs were after, Yogeswaran, escaped through the back door with his family. His house was burnt by the Sinhala thugs. Yogeswaran in a statement published in India Today of June 1981 said that those who burnt down his house were Sinhalese. The same thugs burnt down the office of the Tamil Alliance party. Several other homes and public buildings were set alight.
    The Jaffna library was burnt the day after the above arson. Rev Fr Thaveethu, who watched the Jaffna library burning from the second storey of the Bishop’s House died of heart attack on the spot.

  16. 1983 communal pogrom

    The precursors
    Local government elections were held in the Northern district of that time in May 1983. This turned out to be a contest between the Tamil moderate party and the emerging Tamil nationalist sections which boycotted the elections. 98% of the voters boycotted. Following the elections the Sri Lankan military which by now has been sent in numbers to Jaffna burnt down shops in the Kandarmadam area and entered private homes and stole valuable properties. The troubles spread to Vavuniya and Tamil shops were burnt there as well.
    The worst hit was Trincomalee where during the month of June 1983, every day a village was attacked and at least one civilian was murdered by the military and Sinhala thugs supported by the military On 01.07.1983, many Tamil Nationalist organizations called a protest against the massacres in Trincomalee. A train from Colombo was burnt by Tamil militant youths. Two senior protest leaders, Dr Tharmalingam and Kovai Maheson, were
    arrested and taken to Colombo. Two press offices in Jaffna that of the Suthanthiran and Saturday Review publications were sealed off by the military.
    Using the claymore attack on 23.07.1983 in Thirunelveli that killed 13 Sri Lankan soldiers, as a pretext, an island wide pogrom against Tamils was let loose organized by the government ministers.
    In Colombo On Sunday 24th of July 1983 several persons boarded public and private buses in Colombo and began to make racist remarks designed to whip up animosity towards the Tamil community. Some shops belonging to Tamil traders were burnt and some people beaten and killed. Troubles spread quickly. By Monday morning the attacks has spread to several outlying areas of Colombo. Violence continued with increased intensity throughout Monday. Vehicles driving on the road were stopped.
    If the occupants were Tamil they were beaten and sometimes killed. Thugs with electoral lists in their hands went from house to house, killing Tamils and burning property owned by Tamils. The electoral lists helped them to identify Tamil houses.
    Some Sinhalese people at great risk to their own safety hid Tamil friends in their houses.
    Several eye witnesses including tourists have reported that the security personnel looked on as the violence was perpetrated. There are reports that the Army even threatened Police not to harass the rioters. On Monday 25th of July at 4.00 p.m. the government imposed curfew and this stayed in force throughout Tuesday the 26th.
    It was again imposed on 27th from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. In spite of the curfew attacks on Tamil people continued through out this period.

  17. Rest of the island
    The communal violence against Tamils was not restricted to Colombo. Thugs roamed the city of Kandy looking for Tamils on the streets and in the buses. In Trincomalee on 26th of July, 200 houses of Tamils were burned. Violence in Trincomalee town has been continuing for over a month by the time the violence broke out in Colombo on the 23rd of July. The Trincomalee town has a Sri Lankan naval base. The violence against Tamils here was assisted by Sri Lankan Navy as well as the Army and the Police. In Jaffna on the 23rd of July, the Army went on a rampage shooting, on the road, in the houses and in buses killing a total of 50 civilians.

    Welikade prison massacre
    On 25th July Sinhala prisoners attacked and murdered 35 Tamil detainees in a section of the Welikade prison in Colombo. Another 28 Tamil detainees in a different section was immediately transferred to the Youth Ward. On the 27th armed Sinhala prisoners scaled the walls and appeared in front of the Youth Ward.
    Dr. Rajasundaram respected for his tireless work among the downtrodden sections of the Tamil community was one of the detainees in the Youth ward. He came forward and pleaded with the attackers to spare them. Door suddenly opened and Dr Rajasundaram was dragged out and beaten to death. The rest of the detainees broke the chairs and tables and used it to keep the attackers at bay.

    ICJ report
    International Commission of Jurists issued a report on the pogrom. It was written by Paul Sieghart. This report suggests that the riots of July 1983 began even before the reports of the killing of 13 Sri Lankan soldiers in a claymore attack in Jaffna appeared in the local newspapers.
    Only on the fifth day, on 28th July the President of Sri Lanka appeared on television. In a brief address he blamed the violence and destruction exclusively on the reaction of "the Sinhala people" to the movement for the establishment of a separate Tamil state, and announced the Cabinet deciion to bring in what in the event became the Sixth Amendment to the country's constitution.
    Following is from Paul Sieghart's report,“In his address to the nation on the 5th day of rioting president did not see it fit to utter one single word of sympathy for the victims of the violence and destruction which he lamented. If his concern was to reestablish communal harmony in the Island whose national unity he was anxious to preserve by law that was a misjudgment of monumental proportions…
    But what I find most extraordinary is that, to this day, there has been no attempt to find out the truth through an official, public and impartial enquiry, when the situation in the country cries out for nothing less.''
    Casualty figures
    Due to the absence of any public inquiry following the riots the actual number of deaths and the cost of damage to property were never established. 200,000 Tamils were immediately rendered refugees. Tamil organizations that have carried out their own survey estimate that nearly 3000 Tamils were killed. All non government reports on the riots came to the conclusion that the violence was deliberately started by the government and was carried out through the use of thugs, controlled and organized by members of the governing United National Party.

    References:
    • Sri Lanka: A Mounting Tragedy of Error by Paul Sieghart. Report of a
    mission to Sri Lanka in January 1984 on behalf of the International
    Commission of Jurists and its British section Justice, March 1984.
    • Detention, Torture and Murder – Sri Lanka by S A David (Survivor of the Prison Massacre).
    • Sri Lanka Hired Thugs by Amrit Wilson in New Statesman, 26 July 1983.
    • Race & Class Vol 26 No 4 1985

  18. The Sri Lankan government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared total victory over the Tamil Tigers. Since then, the outside world has received credible accounts of war crimes perpetrated on a large scale by Sri Lankan security forces as well as by the Tigers. Human rights groups are now calling on the United Nations to authorize an international investigation of humanitarian law violations in Sri Lanka. President Obama, who has drawn criticism for soft-pedaling human rights concerns in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere, should insist that Sri Lanka’s government be held accountable for shelling civilians and hospitals and murdering fighters who surrendered on the battlefield.

    The case for an international inquiry is not based solely on an abstract ideal of justice. If there is impunity for the horrors inflicted on civilians in Sri Lanka, other states confronting civil wars or secessionist rebellions will assume there is no price to pay for copying the Sri Lankan blueprint. This is a formula for scorched-earth repression, banning the international press, denying all charges of misconduct, and pretending the killers can conduct a disinterested investigation of their killings.

  19. How Beijing won Sri Lanka's civil war

    it was achieved in the teeth of opposition from the US and its allies, and at appalling human and moral cost. How had it been allowed to happen?

    The answer, in one word, is "China". When the US ended direct military aid in 2007 over Sri Lanka's deteriorating human rights record, China leapt into the breach, increasing aid to nearly $1bn (£690m) to become the island's biggest donor, giving tens of millions of dollars' worth of sophisticated weapons, and making a free gift of six F7 fighter jets to the Sri Lankan air force. China encouraged its ally Pakistan to sell more arms and to train pilots to fly the new planes. And, crucially, China prevented the UN Security Council from putting Sri Lanka on its agenda.

  20. Dear Editors,

    As usual, on Sri Lanka you’re wrong on this as you have consistently been wrong about Sri Lanka’s legitimate and necessary war against the LTTE. Let’s examine your position.

    You intone pompously“The UN Human Rights Council’s paralysis over Sri Lanka, despite serious abuses including possible war crimes carried out by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also stood as a testament to the international community’s failure to act when needed.”

    The UNHRC was not paralysedover SL. Some Western countries, ably assisted by the usual cabal of unelected and unrepresentative HR organisations, attempted to put SL on the dock literally days after it had completely annihilated the military forces of the racist, fascistic LTTE.

    Sri Lanka countermanded this flawed Western-bloc resolution with its own resolution and decisively won the vote.

    The Council adopted Sri Lanka’s resolution with 29 countries voting for it and 12 opposing while 6 abstaining and praised the government for its commitment to human rights, while condemning the LTTE.

    If your resolution had been carried, you’d be hailing it as a ‘great victory for HR’ and the rest of the pious nonsense. Yet you’re unable to respect the vote which went against you. Why? Do the UNHCR votes only count when they accord with your idea of human rights?

    In favour of Sri Lanka’s resolution: Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, Zambia.

    Against Sri Lanka’s resolution: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

    Abstaining: Argentina, Gabon, Japan, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Ukraine.

    Sri Lanka’s ambassador in Geneva said European nations had failed with a “punitive and mean-spirited agenda” against his country. “This was a lesson that a handful of countries which depict themselves as the international community do not really constitute the majority, Dayan Jayatilleka told the Associated Press.
    “The vast mass of humanity are in support of Sri Lanka.”

    Conclusion: AI’s definition of ‘international community’ is simply the EU countries and its client states like Bosnia.

    It was a decisive victory and endorsement for SL’s position by the non-Western ‘international community’, which AI couldn’t stomach simply because it wasn’t the result you expected. How very democratically minded!

  21. The State sponsored violence against the Tamil people in the island of SriLanka has a very long history. A startling aspect of this State violence is the large scale massacres of Tamils. Some of them are so spectacular that they are etched in the Tamil psyche

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

    1977 communal pogrom
    In the July 1977 parliamentary elections the United National Party received a landslide victory capturing 5/6 of the parliamentary seats amounting to 140 seats. The party that was in government, the SLFP, received only 8 seats. Tamil Allaiance group campaigning on an election platform of working towards an independent Tamil Eelam state won 18 seats by receiving the vast majority of the Tamil votes.
    This was not well received by the Sinhala polity.
    In was in this context that the Sri Lankan police in Jaffna was pulled up by the public for sexual harassment of school girls at a school exhibition. Armed police later arrived at the scene in large numbers and began threatening people.
    Following this, the Jaffna-Colombo and the Colombo-Jaffna night mail trains were attacked when it stopped at the Anuradhapuram railway station. Follwing these attacks, violence against Tamils spread through out the island. Tamils in Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Ratmalana, Badhulla and Colombo were badly affected.
    Tamil Alliance members of parliament raised the violence in parliament. Yet, the then Presisndet in Colombo J R Jayawardhana did not even declare curfew or emergency. He said that he does not like to rule the country under an Emergency Regulation.
    The Sansoni Commission investigated the 1977 communal violence and submitted its report in 1980. The Sansoni commission reported that the police acted irresponsibly during the violence. Sansoni report said that more than 300 civilians were killed during this pogrom. However, statistics collected by other nongovernmental organizations put the number killed at more than 1500. These reports also said that many were injured with knife, iron bars, and logs. The report recommended compensation to the victims. It said,“Incidents which occurred during the specified period were of such an extreme nature and so widespread that an exception should be made as regards the payment of compensation”. The committee appointed by the government on this recommendation to assess the compensation never sat.

  22. 1981 communal pogrom
    This pogrom surrounds the events in which the Jaffna library was burnt down with its irreplacable book. It was during a period of election campaign. Miniters of the then UNP government, Gamini Tissanayake and Cyril Mathew were in Jaffna. A large police force was brought to Jafna together with many Sinhala thugs. These thus were accomomadated in the Jaffna Thuriappa Stadium.
    At an election campaign meeting on 31.05.1981, in Jaffna, a Sinhala police was killed. Following this the police set fire to the Nachchimar Temple outside of which the campaign meeting was taking place. Following this the police burnt down the large Jaffna market building with shops and stocks. Many statues representing Tamil culture were destroyed. The memorial
    built for those killed in the Tamil Research Conference was also destroyed. The thugs went into the home of Member of Parliament, Yogeswaran, and inquired about the location of his house. Realising what the thugs were after, Yogeswaran, escaped through the back door with his family. His house was burnt by the Sinhala thugs. Yogeswaran in a statement published in India Today of June 1981 said that those who burnt down his house were Sinhalese. The same thugs burnt down the office of the Tamil Alliance party. Several other homes and public buildings were set alight.
    The Jaffna library was burnt the day after the above arson. Rev Fr Thaveethu, who watched the Jaffna library burning from the second storey of the Bishop’s House died of heart attack on the spot.

  23. 1983 communal pogrom

    The precursors
    Local government elections were held in the Northern district of that time in May 1983. This turned out to be a contest between the Tamil moderate party and the emerging Tamil nationalist sections which boycotted the elections. 98% of the voters boycotted. Following the elections the Sri Lankan military which by now has been sent in numbers to Jaffna burnt down shops in the Kandarmadam area and entered private homes and stole valuable properties. The troubles spread to Vavuniya and Tamil shops were burnt there as well.
    The worst hit was Trincomalee where during the month of June 1983, every day a village was attacked and at least one civilian was murdered by the military and Sinhala thugs supported by the military On 01.07.1983, many Tamil Nationalist organizations called a protest against the massacres in Trincomalee. A train from Colombo was burnt by Tamil militant youths. Two senior protest leaders, Dr Tharmalingam and Kovai Maheson, were
    arrested and taken to Colombo. Two press offices in Jaffna that of the Suthanthiran and Saturday Review publications were sealed off by the military.
    Using the claymore attack on 23.07.1983 in Thirunelveli that killed 13 Sri Lankan soldiers, as a pretext, an island wide pogrom against Tamils was let loose organized by the government ministers.
    In Colombo On Sunday 24th of July 1983 several persons boarded public and private buses in Colombo and began to make racist remarks designed to whip up animosity towards the Tamil community. Some shops belonging to Tamil traders were burnt and some people beaten and killed. Troubles spread quickly. By Monday morning the attacks has spread to several outlying areas of Colombo. Violence continued with increased intensity throughout Monday. Vehicles driving on the road were stopped.
    If the occupants were Tamil they were beaten and sometimes killed. Thugs with electoral lists in their hands went from house to house, killing Tamils and burning property owned by Tamils. The electoral lists helped them to identify Tamil houses.
    Some Sinhalese people at great risk to their own safety hid Tamil friends in their houses.
    Several eye witnesses including tourists have reported that the security personnel looked on as the violence was perpetrated. There are reports that the Army even threatened Police not to harass the rioters. On Monday 25th of July at 4.00 p.m. the government imposed curfew and this stayed in force throughout Tuesday the 26th.
    It was again imposed on 27th from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. In spite of the curfew attacks on Tamil people continued through out this period.

  24. Rest of the island
    The communal violence against Tamils was not restricted to Colombo. Thugs roamed the city of Kandy looking for Tamils on the streets and in the buses. In Trincomalee on 26th of July, 200 houses of Tamils were burned. Violence in Trincomalee town has been continuing for over a month by the time the violence broke out in Colombo on the 23rd of July. The Trincomalee town has a Sri Lankan naval base. The violence against Tamils here was assisted by Sri Lankan Navy as well as the Army and the Police. In Jaffna on the 23rd of July, the Army went on a rampage shooting, on the road, in the houses and in buses killing a total of 50 civilians.

    Welikade prison massacre
    On 25th July Sinhala prisoners attacked and murdered 35 Tamil detainees in a section of the Welikade prison in Colombo. Another 28 Tamil detainees in a different section was immediately transferred to the Youth Ward. On the 27th armed Sinhala prisoners scaled the walls and appeared in front of the Youth Ward.
    Dr. Rajasundaram respected for his tireless work among the downtrodden sections of the Tamil community was one of the detainees in the Youth ward. He came forward and pleaded with the attackers to spare them. Door suddenly opened and Dr Rajasundaram was dragged out and beaten to death. The rest of the detainees broke the chairs and tables and used it to keep the attackers at bay.

    ICJ report
    International Commission of Jurists issued a report on the pogrom. It was written by Paul Sieghart. This report suggests that the riots of July 1983 began even before the reports of the killing of 13 Sri Lankan soldiers in a claymore attack in Jaffna appeared in the local newspapers.
    Only on the fifth day, on 28th July the President of Sri Lanka appeared on television. In a brief address he blamed the violence and destruction exclusively on the reaction of “the Sinhala people” to the movement for the establishment of a separate Tamil state, and announced the Cabinet deciion to bring in what in the event became the Sixth Amendment to the country’s constitution.
    Following is from Paul Sieghart’s report,“In his address to the nation on the 5th day of rioting president did not see it fit to utter one single word of sympathy for the victims of the violence and destruction which he lamented. If his concern was to reestablish communal harmony in the Island whose national unity he was anxious to preserve by law that was a misjudgment of monumental proportions…
    But what I find most extraordinary is that, to this day, there has been no attempt to find out the truth through an official, public and impartial enquiry, when the situation in the country cries out for nothing less.”
    Casualty figures
    Due to the absence of any public inquiry following the riots the actual number of deaths and the cost of damage to property were never established. 200,000 Tamils were immediately rendered refugees. Tamil organizations that have carried out their own survey estimate that nearly 3000 Tamils were killed. All non government reports on the riots came to the conclusion that the violence was deliberately started by the government and was carried out through the use of thugs, controlled and organized by members of the governing United National Party.

    References:
    • Sri Lanka: A Mounting Tragedy of Error by Paul Sieghart. Report of a
    mission to Sri Lanka in January 1984 on behalf of the International
    Commission of Jurists and its British section Justice, March 1984.
    • Detention, Torture and Murder – Sri Lanka by S A David (Survivor of the Prison Massacre).
    • Sri Lanka Hired Thugs by Amrit Wilson in New Statesman, 26 July 1983.
    • Race & Class Vol 26 No 4 1985

  25. How Beijing won Sri Lanka’s civil war

    it was achieved in the teeth of opposition from the US and its allies, and at appalling human and moral cost. How had it been allowed to happen?

    The answer, in one word, is “China”. When the US ended direct military aid in 2007 over Sri Lanka’s deteriorating human rights record, China leapt into the breach, increasing aid to nearly $1bn (£690m) to become the island’s biggest donor, giving tens of millions of dollars’ worth of sophisticated weapons, and making a free gift of six F7 fighter jets to the Sri Lankan air force. China encouraged its ally Pakistan to sell more arms and to train pilots to fly the new planes. And, crucially, China prevented the UN Security Council from putting Sri Lanka on its agenda.

  26. To The Editors,

    This 'global justice' (a meaningless phrase if there ever was!) has been immensely improved by the crushing of the LTTE.

    At least 20 million Sri Lankans can now live their lives worrying about normal things like political corruption, bad roads, floods and the day-to-day concerns.

    By any measure you care to name, the HR situation in SL has improved since the destruction of the LTTE.

    So why is AI so scared of praising SL for having destroyed the LTTE, the primary causative agent of death, destruction and HR abuses in SL?

  27. Eelam delenda est

    Where did you study Mr Eelam delenda est?

    What college have you been educated ?

    What an unusual school of thought?

    Your writings do not show the disciplines of a school of thought. But instead they show how stupid you are and how ill-informed you are.

    You people are going to devise a strategy for the amelioration of the plight Sri Lankan Tamils face today. What a shame on you! You are already a slave to yourself! You are mentally naked.

    The purpose of education is to grow in understanding of ONESELF and be a part of societal life to contribute in such a way as to grow spiritually.

    Hurling unfounded insults and accusations at others will not only reveal your true face but also your stupidity and poor judgement. A man who makes poor judgement is already SICK.

    Of course an education is nothing other than an informed jurisprudence over the diversity in ideas.

    Your writings further corroborate your blindness in perception of truth.

    Mr Eelam delenda est, with this arrogant attitude towards life, your education will never uplift your status in society and never free your mind from pain and suffering?

    A shame on you! : ( :( :(

    You revealed your worthlessness in your writings.

  28. Dear Rajah,

    Touched a sensitive nerve, have I? You're more than welcome to shred my thoughts, idea and writing. Where are these 'unfounded insults' and 'accusations' that you allege I've hurled at people?

    For unfounded accusations, I have to bow to the superior skills of AI and the rest of HR crowd and of course pro-Eelam diaspora. I still have much to learn from them :)

    Of all the drivel written by the pro-LTTE crowd on this blog, here's a perfect example of the unfounded lie.

    "“Stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”

  29. Eelam delenda est

    We , the global citizens now know that you are a Sri Lanka Propagandist who churns out polarized ideas, not comments of values and wisdom, in this forum.

    You seek ways and means to infuse mendacity in one form or another into Tamil politics.

    Hurling unfounded falsehoods here will not only unmask your face but also reveal your stupidity and poor judgement.

    You are a waste basket of rotten Sri Lankan Racist ideas.

    Democracy is now dead. You know it?

  30. To The Editors,

    This ‘global justice’ (a meaningless phrase if there ever was!) has been immensely improved by the crushing of the LTTE.

    At least 20 million Sri Lankans can now live their lives worrying about normal things like political corruption, bad roads, floods and the day-to-day concerns.

    By any measure you care to name, the HR situation in SL has improved since the destruction of the LTTE.

    So why is AI so scared of praising SL for having destroyed the LTTE, the primary causative agent of death, destruction and HR abuses in SL?

  31. Eelam delenda est

    Where did you study Mr Eelam delenda est?

    What college have you been educated ?

    What an unusual school of thought?

    Your writings do not show the disciplines of a school of thought. But instead they show how stupid you are and how ill-informed you are.

    You people are going to devise a strategy for the amelioration of the plight Sri Lankan Tamils face today. What a shame on you! You are already a slave to yourself! You are mentally naked.

    The purpose of education is to grow in understanding of ONESELF and be a part of societal life to contribute in such a way as to grow spiritually.

    Hurling unfounded insults and accusations at others will not only reveal your true face but also your stupidity and poor judgement. A man who makes poor judgement is already SICK.

    Of course an education is nothing other than an informed jurisprudence over the diversity in ideas.

    Your writings further corroborate your blindness in perception of truth.

    Mr Eelam delenda est, with this arrogant attitude towards life, your education will never uplift your status in society and never free your mind from pain and suffering?

    A shame on you! : ( :( :(

    You revealed your worthlessness in your writings.

  32. Dear Rajah,

    Touched a sensitive nerve, have I? You’re more than welcome to shred my thoughts, idea and writing. Where are these ‘unfounded insults’ and ‘accusations’ that you allege I’ve hurled at people?

    For unfounded accusations, I have to bow to the superior skills of AI and the rest of HR crowd and of course pro-Eelam diaspora. I still have much to learn from them :)

    Of all the drivel written by the pro-LTTE crowd on this blog, here’s a perfect example of the unfounded lie.

    ““Stop abusing, torturing, raping and murdering our children”

  33. Eelam delenda est

    We , the global citizens now know that you are a Sri Lanka Propagandist who churns out polarized ideas, not comments of values and wisdom, in this forum.

    You seek ways and means to infuse mendacity in one form or another into Tamil politics.

    Hurling unfounded falsehoods here will not only unmask your face but also reveal your stupidity and poor judgement.

    You are a waste basket of rotten Sri Lankan Racist ideas.

    Democracy is now dead. You know it?

  34. Tamil Kovil,

    Of course civilians were killed. The responsibility for their deaths lies at the hands of the LTTE and their diaspora supporters.

    Have you forgotten how Fat Boy VP and his super-intelligent cohorts were hoping to use their death for international intervention to save their skins?

    All those deaths could've been avoided if the LTTE had let the civilians go. It did not. It wanted their deaths.

    In those stupid demos held by the LTTE diaspora, there wasn't a single voice or poster asking the LTTE to free the civilians.

    Someone else wrote this:

    "…And yet again, when the protests were stalling traffic in Toronto and Ottawa, in London and Berlin, you had the chance to show the world you were a Tamil Nation and not a gang of sycophants waving pictures of a mass murderer. And yet again, what did you do with your Tamil self-determination? You stayed at home and watched it on TV, and showed the world that the Tigers were more important than the thousands of women, children, and old people dying as human shields."

    And more from this poor lady who couldn't run away, unlike the pro-LTTE diaspora, who did and wanted the war to continue from the safety of the West. http://tinyurl.com/399wuqb

    "Sellamma lives in the camps with her sick husband and their grandchild. She lost her elder son, a LTTE cadre, two years ago. Then she lost her granddaughter during the last stage of the war as she was conscripted by the LTTE to strengthen the outfit's " baby brigade".

    She also lost her son-in-law, who was shot dead by the LTTE while the family was crossing the defense line built by the LTTE to prevent civilians from fleeing. "Our lives are shattered," she said. Her husband is suffering from a heart ailment.

    Despite her agony, Sellamma is relieved that there is no war any more. She said most of the families living in the center were happy and don't want to suffer again.

  35. Dear Rajah,

    Thank you for your latest sermon. I feel better after having read it, but am no clearer in understanding what on earth you're on about!

    Now apparently, I "seek ways and means to infuse mendacity in one form or another into Tamil politics." That is the funniest thing I've yet read here. Tamil (LTTE) politics is already mendacious enough without my involvement.

    How do you think KP was captured and taken to Colombo? Obviously he was betrayed by a mendacious member of your failed LTTE who saw the new reality in SL.

    As for revealing ones' "stupidity and poor judgement", I admit it. The pro-LTTE diaspora & the LTTE have soundly beaten me in the "stupidity and poor judgement" stakes. I mean where to start?

    – Not allowing Tamils to vote for Ranil who would've given the Eelamists almost everything they demanded,
    – Murdering Rajiv Ghandi,
    – Re-starting Eelam War IV,
    – Thinking that holding Tamil civilians as hostages would prevent the SLA from its' final assault,
    – Murdering democratically minded Tamil politicians by the dozen

    How's that for a start ?

    You say: "We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings."

    Care to give any examples? The pro-LTTE crowd here generally copy & paste from news sites. A sure sign of their inability to think for themselves. Which isn't surprising given that the LTTE wasn't generally fond of people who thought for themselves. We know that the standard punishment was a bullet to the back of the head of the 'thinker'.

    If the SL regime is 'racist' which it is not, what was the LTTE regime under which North & Eastern Tamils lived?

    Was it 'racist' or was it 'inclusive and multi-ethnic'?

    And now your latest wheeze is the 'global citizen' nonsense. Who are these 'Tamils' that you claim I have 'fooled'? What have I 'fooled' them with? I'd always assumed that pro-LTTE people were super-smart and not at like the ordinary 'village idiots' like me. :)

    If you're interested in a post-War SL where reconciliation (rather than re-kindling the failed fight for a never-to-be-achieved 'Eelam') is at the forefront, tell me all about it.

    So far we've seen very little of the pro-LTTE diaspora other than 'genocide', 'war crimes', Transsexual Interplanetary Exile Eelam Governments and the rest of the tired clichés.

    What helpful and positive actions have the pro-LTTE diaspora undertaken, post-War, for all Sri Lanka's citizens, irrespective of their language or so-called ethnicity?

  36. Tamil Kovil,

    Of course civilians were killed. The responsibility for their deaths lies at the hands of the LTTE and their diaspora supporters.

    Have you forgotten how Fat Boy VP and his super-intelligent cohorts were hoping to use their death for international intervention to save their skins?

    All those deaths could've been avoided if the LTTE had let the civilians go. It did not. It wanted their deaths.

    In those stupid demos held by the LTTE diaspora, there wasn't a single voice or poster asking the LTTE to free the civilians.

    Someone else wrote this:

    "…And yet again, when the protests were stalling traffic in Toronto and Ottawa, in London and Berlin, you had the chance to show the world you were a Tamil Nation and not a gang of sycophants waving pictures of a mass murderer. And yet again, what did you do with your Tamil self-determination? You stayed at home and watched it on TV, and showed the world that the Tigers were more important than the thousands of women, children, and old people dying as human shields."

    And more from this poor lady who couldn't run away, unlike the pro-LTTE diaspora, who did and wanted the war to continue from the safety of the West. http://tinyurl.com/399wuqb

    "Sellamma lives in the camps with her sick husband and their grandchild. She lost her elder son, a LTTE cadre, two years ago. Then she lost her granddaughter during the last stage of the war as she was conscripted by the LTTE to strengthen the outfit's " baby brigade".

    She also lost her son-in-law, who was shot dead by the LTTE while the family was crossing the defense line built by the LTTE to prevent civilians from fleeing. "Our lives are shattered," she said. Her husband is suffering from a heart ailment.

    Despite her agony, Sellamma is relieved that there is no war any more. She said most of the families living in the center were happy and don't want to suffer again.

  37. Eelam delenda est

    I understood what you said and also understand what you DO NOT say here.

    People like you will never produce any idea to ameliorate the sufferings of Sri Lankan Tamils.

    If you fail to identify your own faults, you will never identify your worth in your life too.

    Such a foolish mind as yours is comparable to a basket of human toilette.

    Self-forgetfulness is the malady in your writings.

    You do not have the moral strength even to look at your folly and unjustified accusation of an innocent person.

    People with your mindset are a danger to the society.

    This you have to know now.

    It is your bolstered ego that has already shackled your mind from freedom in perception of your own foolishness.

    Are you now trying to teach me about my people, my land?

    Do not try to do it.

    If you try to do it, it will be the first line in my response to destroying your ego.

    A person lacking moral strength never produces anything worth in a society.

  38. Dear Rajah,

    Another sermon and warm platitudes of the kind found in fortune cookies in Chinese restaurants. Thank you very much, but really of not much use.

    But I'm interested in your definition of "my people, my land"

    Is that all of the people and land of Sri Lanka or a select group of people in a specific part of Sri Lanka?

    p.s. my ego is fine, thanks. How's yours?

  39. Dear Rajah Anna,

    Infusing mendacityinto Tamil politics.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There's so much mendacity to go around that I don't know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they're all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE's huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I've lost track of who's stabbing whom in the back and who's accusing the other of being a 'traitor'. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to 'struggle' in SL?

    Happily for those of us pushing for a reconciled and united SL of all ethnicities, all of the above groups are 'ultra-nationalists'. In the West, this term is very well understood to be nothing more than racist nutjobs. The familiar "Our people are superior" kind of nonsense.

    All that remains to be done is for these brave volunteers to get some Tiger uniforms, hire a few ships, sail to Sri Lanka and land in Nandhikkadal to begin the war, all over again.

    What do you reckon?

    No, I didn't think so either. It'll mean they'll have to risk their own lives and wealth as opposed to funding the poorer Tamils in SL to fight for them.

  40. Dear Rajah,

    Thank you for your latest sermon. I feel better after having read it, but am no clearer in understanding what on earth you’re on about!

    Now apparently, I “seek ways and means to infuse mendacity in one form or another into Tamil politics.” That is the funniest thing I’ve yet read here. Tamil (LTTE) politics is already mendacious enough without my involvement.

    How do you think KP was captured and taken to Colombo? Obviously he was betrayed by a mendacious member of your failed LTTE who saw the new reality in SL.

    As for revealing ones’ “stupidity and poor judgement”, I admit it. The pro-LTTE diaspora & the LTTE have soundly beaten me in the “stupidity and poor judgement” stakes. I mean where to start?

    – Not allowing Tamils to vote for Ranil who would’ve given the Eelamists almost everything they demanded,
    – Murdering Rajiv Ghandi,
    – Re-starting Eelam War IV,
    – Thinking that holding Tamil civilians as hostages would prevent the SLA from its’ final assault,
    – Murdering democratically minded Tamil politicians by the dozen

    How’s that for a start ?

    You say: “We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings.”

    Care to give any examples? The pro-LTTE crowd here generally copy & paste from news sites. A sure sign of their inability to think for themselves. Which isn’t surprising given that the LTTE wasn’t generally fond of people who thought for themselves. We know that the standard punishment was a bullet to the back of the head of the ‘thinker’.

    If the SL regime is ‘racist’ which it is not, what was the LTTE regime under which North & Eastern Tamils lived?

    Was it ‘racist’ or was it ‘inclusive and multi-ethnic’?

    And now your latest wheeze is the ‘global citizen’ nonsense. Who are these ‘Tamils’ that you claim I have ‘fooled’? What have I ‘fooled’ them with? I’d always assumed that pro-LTTE people were super-smart and not at like the ordinary ‘village idiots’ like me. :)

    If you’re interested in a post-War SL where reconciliation (rather than re-kindling the failed fight for a never-to-be-achieved ‘Eelam’) is at the forefront, tell me all about it.

    So far we’ve seen very little of the pro-LTTE diaspora other than ‘genocide’, ‘war crimes’, Transsexual Interplanetary Exile Eelam Governments and the rest of the tired clichés.

    What helpful and positive actions have the pro-LTTE diaspora undertaken, post-War, for all Sri Lanka’s citizens, irrespective of their language or so-called ethnicity?

  41. Dear Rajah Anna,

    Infusing mendacityinto Tamil politics.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There's so much mendacity to go around that I don't know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they're all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE's huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I've lost track of who's stabbing whom in the back and who's accusing the other of being a 'traitor'. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to 'struggle' in SL?

    Happily for those of us pushing for a reconciled and united SL of all ethnicities, all of the above groups are 'ultra-nationalists'. In the West, this term is very well understood to be nothing more than racist nutjobs. The familiar "Our people are superior" kind of nonsense.

    All that remains to be done is for these brave volunteers to get some Tiger uniforms, hire a few ships, sail to Sri Lanka and land in Nandhikkadal to begin the war, all over again.

    What do you reckon?

    No, I didn't think so either. It'll mean they'll have to risk their own lives and wealth as opposed to funding the poorer Tamils in SL to fight for them.

  42. Tamil Kovil,

    Of course civilians were killed. The responsibility for their deaths lies at the hands of the LTTE and their diaspora supporters.

    Have you forgotten how Fat Boy VP and his super-intelligent cohorts were hoping to use their death for international intervention to save their skins?

    All those deaths could’ve been avoided if the LTTE had let the civilians go. It did not. It wanted their deaths.

    In those stupid demos held by the LTTE diaspora, there wasn’t a single voice or poster asking the LTTE to free the civilians.

    Someone else wrote this:

    “…And yet again, when the protests were stalling traffic in Toronto and Ottawa, in London and Berlin, you had the chance to show the world you were a Tamil Nation and not a gang of sycophants waving pictures of a mass murderer. And yet again, what did you do with your Tamil self-determination? You stayed at home and watched it on TV, and showed the world that the Tigers were more important than the thousands of women, children, and old people dying as human shields.”

    And more from this poor lady who couldn’t run away, unlike the pro-LTTE diaspora, who did and wanted the war to continue from the safety of the West. http://tinyurl.com/399wuqb

    “Sellamma lives in the camps with her sick husband and their grandchild. She lost her elder son, a LTTE cadre, two years ago. Then she lost her granddaughter during the last stage of the war as she was conscripted by the LTTE to strengthen the outfit’s ” baby brigade”.

    She also lost her son-in-law, who was shot dead by the LTTE while the family was crossing the defense line built by the LTTE to prevent civilians from fleeing. “Our lives are shattered,” she said. Her husband is suffering from a heart ailment.

    Despite her agony, Sellamma is relieved that there is no war any more. She said most of the families living in the center were happy and don’t want to suffer again.

  43. The surrendered LTTE cadres are all uneducated: Training them is another challenge

    "…when assessed, it was found that 10% of the cadres did not have any education at all and 80% of the cadres have not even passed 8 standards."

    But they had other life-skills like field stripping AK-47s blindfolded, setting up claymores etc.

    "The last batch of rehabilitated LTTE child soldiers, 108 boys and 90 girls, were handed over to their parents."

    Well, I'm shocked! Totally shocked. I believed that all of the cash collected from the pro-LTTE diaspora was sent to the LTTE-controlled areas to help the people living there. It seems not.

    I'm even more shocked that these poor kids, (whose childhood was stolen by that corpulent child abuser, Prabha) were not 'genocided' by the Sri Lanka Army.

    Rajah, what do you reckon the money was spent on? Books or bullets?

    Global Justice has certainly been increased by crushing the LTTE. Yet, we in SL don't get any thanks from AI.

  44. Eelam delenda est

    I understood what you said and also understand what you DO NOT say here.

    People like you will never produce any idea to ameliorate the sufferings of Sri Lankan Tamils.

    If you fail to identify your own faults, you will never identify your worth in your life too.

    Such a foolish mind as yours is comparable to a basket of human toilette.

    Self-forgetfulness is the malady in your writings.

    You do not have the moral strength even to look at your folly and unjustified accusation of an innocent person.

    People with your mindset are a danger to the society.

    This you have to know now.

    It is your bolstered ego that has already shackled your mind from freedom in perception of your own foolishness.

    Are you now trying to teach me about my people, my land?

    Do not try to do it.

    If you try to do it, it will be the first line in my response to destroying your ego.

    A person lacking moral strength never produces anything worth in a society.

  45. Dear Rajah,

    Another sermon and warm platitudes of the kind found in fortune cookies in Chinese restaurants. Thank you very much, but really of not much use.

    But I’m interested in your definition of “my people, my land”

    Is that all of the people and land of Sri Lanka or a select group of people in a specific part of Sri Lanka?

    p.s. my ego is fine, thanks. How’s yours?

  46. South Indian film associations to boycott IIFA http://ibnlive.in.com/news/south-indian-film-asso

    The South Indian film associations have decided to boycott any actor who participates in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) this year in Sri Lanka.
    The movies of the actors who participate, will not be allowed to screen down south – in all four states. Neither will the film fraternity extend any cooperation to them.

    IIFA showbiz event blamed for promoting ‘paradise of genocide’

    IIFA venue shift: Tamil film lobby mounts pressure
    Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/iifa-venue-shift-t

  47. Letter to Secretary Clinton on the Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)

    Sri Lanka has geared up its propaganda machine to dissuade the United States from supporting an international investigation. Clinton should not accept this blatant attempt to avoid accountability, but instead should endorse an international investigation.
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/27/sri-lanka-n

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    18.01.09 Vanni civilians under deadly siege
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  49. Dear Rajah Anna,

    Infusing mendacityinto Tamil politics.

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There’s so much mendacity to go around that I don’t know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they’re all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE’s huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I’ve lost track of who’s stabbing whom in the back and who’s accusing the other of being a ‘traitor’. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to ‘struggle’ in SL?

    Happily for those of us pushing for a reconciled and united SL of all ethnicities, all of the above groups are ‘ultra-nationalists’. In the West, this term is very well understood to be nothing more than racist nutjobs. The familiar “Our people are superior” kind of nonsense.

    All that remains to be done is for these brave volunteers to get some Tiger uniforms, hire a few ships, sail to Sri Lanka and land in Nandhikkadal to begin the war, all over again.

    What do you reckon?

    No, I didn’t think so either. It’ll mean they’ll have to risk their own lives and wealth as opposed to funding the poorer Tamils in SL to fight for them.

  50. South Indian film associations to boycott IIFA http://ibnlive.in.com/news/south-indian-film-asso

    The South Indian film associations have decided to boycott any actor who participates in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) this year in Sri Lanka.
    The movies of the actors who participate, will not be allowed to screen down south – in all four states. Neither will the film fraternity extend any cooperation to them.

    IIFA showbiz event blamed for promoting ‘paradise of genocide’

    IIFA venue shift: Tamil film lobby mounts pressure
    Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/iifa-venue-shift-t

  51. The surrendered LTTE cadres are all uneducated: Training them is another challenge

    “…when assessed, it was found that 10% of the cadres did not have any education at all and 80% of the cadres have not even passed 8 standards.

    But they had other life-skills like field stripping AK-47s blindfolded, setting up claymores etc.

    “The last batch of rehabilitated LTTE child soldiers, 108 boys and 90 girls, were handed over to their parents.”

    Well, I’m shocked! Totally shocked. I believed that all of the cash collected from the pro-LTTE diaspora was sent to the LTTE-controlled areas to help the people living there. It seems not.

    I’m even more shocked that these poor kids, (whose childhood was stolen by that corpulent child abuser, Prabha) were not ‘genocided’ by the Sri Lanka Army.

    Rajah, what do you reckon the money was spent on? Books or bullets?

    Global Justice has certainly been increased by crushing the LTTE. Yet, we in SL don’t get any thanks from AI.

  52. Letter to Secretary Clinton on the Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)

    Sri Lanka has geared up its propaganda machine to dissuade the United States from supporting an international investigation. Clinton should not accept this blatant attempt to avoid accountability, but instead should endorse an international investigation.
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/27/sri-lanka-n

  53. Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

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  54. South Indian film associations to boycott IIFA
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/south-indian-film-association-to-boycott-iifa/116514-8-68.html?from=tn

    The South Indian film associations have decided to boycott any actor who participates in the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) this year in Sri Lanka.
    The movies of the actors who participate, will not be allowed to screen down south – in all four states. Neither will the film fraternity extend any cooperation to them.

    IIFA showbiz event blamed for promoting ‘paradise of genocide’

    IIFA venue shift: Tamil film lobby mounts pressure
    Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/iifa-venue-shift-tamil-film-lobby-mounts-pressure-28518.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ndtv%2FLsgd+%28NDTV+News+-+India%29&cp

  55. India wanted to keep away China from Sri Lanka, but intimately it failed. India wants to keep Sri Lanka under its control.

    Tamils are being handled like football between India, West & China. Sri Lanka will be used for Genocide of Tamils and will kill them slowly by starvation, poor medical services, extreme poverty, depravation of meaningful live hoods and total neglect !!!!!

    1000 of Sri Lankan Tamils have ‘disappeared’ in the northern part of the island nation and the Sri Lankan government is planning to settle about 250,000 Sinhalese in Tamil areas.

    The NAKED SRILANKAN RACISM is OBVIOUS one not elusive but the whole world behaving like BLINDED gullible people even now after Srilanka locked the so called liberated 300,000 Tamils in the NAZI style BARBED WIRED CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

    It is about time the whole world ISOLATE the Srilankan Sinhella fundamentalist NAZI regime like the APATHEID SOUTH AFRICA.

    And, hold UN referendum in North and East of the island to know the will of minorities like the one held in East Timor.

    Time to Boycott Sri Lanka and Charge them for war crimes.

  56. Children affected by Genocidal War Crimes of Colombo
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31753

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    26.03.09 SLA attacks hospital, 5 patients killed, 11 wounde..
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    17.03.09 18 civilians reported missing in ‘safe-zone’ borde..
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    15.03.09 Makeshift-hospital struggles without medicines
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    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

  57. Yes,Pandian

    “International pressure is being stifled in the United Nations and elsewhere” Russia ,India and China's opposition to censure Sri Lanka at the Security council during the height of the onslaught as evidence “that the machinery of the United Nations has been emasculated by China's veto as China considers recalcitrant Sri Lanka is in its sphere of influence” before slamming Beijing’s promotion of non-interference with national sovereignty as “convenient”.

  58. AI thanks for your courageous and truthful journalism.

    Sri Lanka was a prosperous country at the time of independence.

    Unfortunately, Sri Lankan Racist politicians destroyed the nation’s prosperity for their personal political advantage.

    They are not true lovers or followers of true buddhism.

    They are not real buddhists.

    They are high class opportunistic politicians created fear among sinhalese and buddhists that minorities are a threat to sinhala buddhists existence in this country and they should be eliminated from this country.

    The sinhala only and buddhism only ideologies did not come from the people but it came from highly educated (british) politicians like JR, SWRD.

    Most of the Politician's are citizens of EU countries, America or Australia. None of our politicians have lived in China or Libya or Russia.

    Their children are still in the west. If they are genuine patriotism in Sri Lanka why should they still hold citizenship of the West?

    The language and religion based politics in Sri Lanka brought our country into pieces and the worst in terms of human rights record and one of the poorest in the world.

    Just analyze the casualties of sinhalese by sinhalese.

    The number of sinhala masses killed by JVP/Government terrorism.

    The damage we caused to our economy during 1958, 1977, and 1983 violence against Tamils are more than enough our country to stand in its own feet.

    Now Rajapakse begging around the world by surrendering Sri Lankan sovereignty.

    Why should Rajapakse hand over Sri Lanka to China?

    Why all these because our politicians will not allow to live peacefully with equal rights with other ethnic groups.

    Let Tamils to manage their affairs and Sinhala manage their affairs in respective areas.

    We all can have a good laws and decent human values rather than discriminating policies toward minority Tamils!!

  59. Dear AI Editors,

    The best news for Global Justice was announced on 19th May 2009. The death of Prabhakaran, as he violently attacked an axe with his forehead.

    Thousands of Tamil children are alive today, who would certainly be dead if Fatty Boom Boom had not been killed.

    Is there any mention of this in the AI report? Ummmm… no, didn't think so.

    A little 'thank you' note from AI to the SL govt and people wouldn't be too much to ask.

    p.s. Dear Ladies of Eelam: your fear of having your ridiculous 'cause' exposed is made plain in your attempt to suppress my comments. As with your failed 30 year struggle, this too will fail.

    I'm still waiting for Rajah Anna to answer my questions. His silence is more eloquent than ever! :)

    I wish all Eelamists a Happy Nandikadal Lagoon Week.

  60. The Sri Lankan leadership and the Sri Lankan press suffer from an acute condition, "LTTEitis".
    Anyone who raises concern for the Tamil people is branded an LTTE sympathizer.

    The Sinhalese probably thought that the Tamil people will give up their struggle for freedom with the fall of LTTE.

    The LTTE was only a means to an end not an end in itself.

    Tamil people are very clear in their mind that they will only have a dignified life when they reinstate their independence which they lost to the western colonialists and to the Sinhala state.

    The international community too is now realizing the true nature of the conflict which is a struggle by an occupied Tamil nation to liberate from an aggressive occupier who does not respect international humanitarian norms.

    The IC can expect nothing different from the Sri Lankan aggressors who are no different to Hitler except that they are "democratically elected" by the Sinhalese who want to claim the Tamil peoples own land for themselves.

  61. India wanted to keep away China from Sri Lanka, but intimately it failed. India wants to keep Sri Lanka under its control.

    Tamils are being handled like football between India, West & China. Sri Lanka will be used for Genocide of Tamils and will kill them slowly by starvation, poor medical services, extreme poverty, depravation of meaningful live hoods and total neglect !!!!!

    1000 of Sri Lankan Tamils have ‘disappeared’ in the northern part of the island nation and the Sri Lankan government is planning to settle about 250,000 Sinhalese in Tamil areas.

    The NAKED SRILANKAN RACISM is OBVIOUS one not elusive but the whole world behaving like BLINDED gullible people even now after Srilanka locked the so called liberated 300,000 Tamils in the NAZI style BARBED WIRED CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

    It is about time the whole world ISOLATE the Srilankan Sinhella fundamentalist NAZI regime like the APATHEID SOUTH AFRICA.

    And, hold UN referendum in North and East of the island to know the will of minorities like the one held in East Timor.

    Time to Boycott Sri Lanka and Charge them for war crimes.

  62. Yes,Pandian

    “International pressure is being stifled in the United Nations and elsewhere” Russia ,India and China’s opposition to censure Sri Lanka at the Security council during the height of the onslaught as evidence “that the machinery of the United Nations has been emasculated by China’s veto as China considers recalcitrant Sri Lanka is in its sphere of influence” before slamming Beijing’s promotion of non-interference with national sovereignty as “convenient”.

  63. AI thanks for your courageous and truthful journalism.

    Sri Lanka was a prosperous country at the time of independence.

    Unfortunately, Sri Lankan Racist politicians destroyed the nation’s prosperity for their personal political advantage.

    They are not true lovers or followers of true buddhism.

    They are not real buddhists.

    They are high class opportunistic politicians created fear among sinhalese and buddhists that minorities are a threat to sinhala buddhists existence in this country and they should be eliminated from this country.

    The sinhala only and buddhism only ideologies did not come from the people but it came from highly educated (british) politicians like JR, SWRD.

    Most of the Politician’s are citizens of EU countries, America or Australia. None of our politicians have lived in China or Libya or Russia.

    Their children are still in the west. If they are genuine patriotism in Sri Lanka why should they still hold citizenship of the West?

    The language and religion based politics in Sri Lanka brought our country into pieces and the worst in terms of human rights record and one of the poorest in the world.

    Just analyze the casualties of sinhalese by sinhalese.

    The number of sinhala masses killed by JVP/Government terrorism.

    The damage we caused to our economy during 1958, 1977, and 1983 violence against Tamils are more than enough our country to stand in its own feet.

    Now Rajapakse begging around the world by surrendering Sri Lankan sovereignty.

    Why should Rajapakse hand over Sri Lanka to China?

    Why all these because our politicians will not allow to live peacefully with equal rights with other ethnic groups.

    Let Tamils to manage their affairs and Sinhala manage their affairs in respective areas.

    We all can have a good laws and decent human values rather than discriminating policies toward minority Tamils!!

  64. Dear AI Editors,

    The best news for Global Justice was announced on 19th May 2009. The death of Prabhakaran, as he violently attacked an axe with his forehead.

    Thousands of Tamil children are alive today, who would certainly be dead if Fatty Boom Boom had not been killed.

    Is there any mention of this in the AI report? Ummmm… no, didn’t think so.

    A little ‘thank you’ note from AI to the SL govt and people wouldn’t be too much to ask.

    p.s. Dear Ladies of Eelam: your fear of having your ridiculous ’cause’ exposed is made plain in your attempt to suppress my comments. As with your failed 30 year struggle, this too will fail.

    I’m still waiting for Rajah Anna to answer my questions. His silence is more eloquent than ever! :)

    I wish all Eelamists a Happy Nandikadal Lagoon Week.

  65. The Sri Lankan leadership and the Sri Lankan press suffer from an acute condition, “LTTEitis”.
    Anyone who raises concern for the Tamil people is branded an LTTE sympathizer.

    The Sinhalese probably thought that the Tamil people will give up their struggle for freedom with the fall of LTTE.

    The LTTE was only a means to an end not an end in itself.

    Tamil people are very clear in their mind that they will only have a dignified life when they reinstate their independence which they lost to the western colonialists and to the Sinhala state.

    The international community too is now realizing the true nature of the conflict which is a struggle by an occupied Tamil nation to liberate from an aggressive occupier who does not respect international humanitarian norms.

    The IC can expect nothing different from the Sri Lankan aggressors who are no different to Hitler except that they are “democratically elected” by the Sinhalese who want to claim the Tamil peoples own land for themselves.

  66. The Editors !!!

    The UN Human Rights Council’s paralysis over Sri Lanka, despite serious abuses including possible war crimes carried out by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also stood as a testament to the international community’s failure to act when needed.

    As proven, the GOSL is very stubborn and seems to be tough to get any action going against them in the near future yah ?? Even the So called International community seems to be on their side for some freaking reason – wonder why ?? Is it because GOSL is a legal entity ???

    What we can do is start with an easy job in hand. As you have mentioned, it seems that "Both Parties" have carried out "Possible" war crimes.

    Suggestion – There is a proven terrorist who abused HR by providing Cyanide capsules to innocent under aged children living in your own back yard – Name is Adel Balasingham and there are enough and more video evidence to prove this – Go on You tube and see for yourselves.

    Why not take action pronto ????? Then we can get back to the Hard Job in Hand !!

  67. AI is just another pawn in the geopolitical game in SE Asia.

    Hence their refusal to acknowledge or answer those embarrassing questions posed by Impeccable Jim or myself, regarding AI's strange reluctance to pursue or publicise known LTTE war criminals, living on benefits in the safety of the West.

    During Eelam War IV, AI and others were frantic in their desire for a ceasefire, which would've allowed the LTTE to survive, re-group and continue their insane war. Thankfully, the SL govt ignored their threats and pressed on relentlessly to crush the LTTE.

    Here's the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL expert in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces. For this purpose they prepared a statement which they delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, who was supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE according to staff at our High Commission. It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Then we have Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid who used to work at HRW, also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon.
    "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory."

    And most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Oh dear…. :)
    http://www.lankamission.org/content/view/1563/49/

    AI has clearly chosen to lie down with the dogs – or in this case the Donkeys of Eelam :) (my apologies to donkeys), so they can't complain when they get up with fleas.

  68. The Editors !!!

    The UN Human Rights Council’s paralysis over Sri Lanka, despite serious abuses including possible war crimes carried out by both government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also stood as a testament to the international community’s failure to act when needed.

    As proven, the GOSL is very stubborn and seems to be tough to get any action going against them in the near future yah ?? Even the So called International community seems to be on their side for some freaking reason – wonder why ?? Is it because GOSL is a legal entity ???

    What we can do is start with an easy job in hand. As you have mentioned, it seems that “Both Parties” have carried out “Possible” war crimes.

    Suggestion – There is a proven terrorist who abused HR by providing Cyanide capsules to innocent under aged children living in your own back yard – Name is Adel Balasingham and there are enough and more video evidence to prove this – Go on You tube and see for yourselves.

    Why not take action pronto ????? Then we can get back to the Hard Job in Hand !!

  69. Dear Mylnayagam,

    I will agree with only one thing in your post – I am totally for it !!

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    If not, there would be No Tamils in Sri Lanka – they all would have been killed by the LTTE by now !

    See the list
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    it's because of great leaders like those in the list the Tamils in Sri Lanka survived – My heartfelt gratitude to these great gentleman who were killed in vain by a group of Apes.

    As for your other posts !!

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    IF So, where were you and your fellow Apes when the LTTE were holding innocent Sri Lankans of the north as Human Shields ?? I did not hear Mylnayagam crying out to the Ape leader not to shoot at them when they were escaping them ??? If we do not brand those who share low mental thoughts of the LTTE as LTTE or Terrorists or Eelamists, what should we call them ?? If a person who follows Christianity is a Christian and a Mao is a Maoist a Marxist etc, you are Terrorists !! – ok Eelamists !!

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Who is writing anything against the tamil community ?????? You Apes write everything against Singhalees, but we write on behalf of all Sri Lankans against terrorists and Apes !! Not against Tamils – Why should I commemorate the late Honorable Lakshman K in all my posts if I want to be racial against Tamils ?????? No – this is what your Ape brains fail to understand – It is not Tamils – It is Terrorists that we are against ! Don't dare tell that all Tamil brotheren are on your side which is an utter lye because they spit on you and will keep spitting on you for what you have done to them. Calling your selves Tamils is a disgrace to Tamils and similar to using the God's name in vain. You don't deserve to be called tamils because the tamil brothern I know are Awesome great people – love them !!!

  70. AI is just another pawn in the geopolitical game in SE Asia.

    Hence their refusal to acknowledge or answer those embarrassing questions posed by Impeccable Jim or myself, regarding AI's strange reluctance to pursue or publicise known LTTE war criminals, living on benefits in the safety of the West.

    During Eelam War IV, AI and others were frantic in their desire for a ceasefire, which would've allowed the LTTE to survive, re-group and continue their insane war. Thankfully, the SL govt ignored their threats and pressed on relentlessly to crush the LTTE.

    Here's the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL expert in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces. For this purpose they prepared a statement which they delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, who was supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE according to staff at our High Commission. It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Then we have Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid who used to work at HRW, also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon.
    "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory."

    And most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Oh dear…. :)
    http://www.lankamission.org/content/view/1563/49/

    AI has clearly chosen to lie down with the dogs – or in this case the Donkeys of Eelam :) (my apologies to donkeys), so they can't complain when they get up with fleas.

  71. AI is just another pawn in the geopolitical game in SE Asia.

    Hence their refusal to acknowledge or answer those embarrassing questions posed by Impeccable Jim or myself, regarding AI's strange reluctance to pursue or publicise known LTTE war criminals, living on benefits in the safety of the West.

    During Eelam War IV, AI and others were frantic in their desire for a ceasefire, which would've allowed the LTTE to survive, re-group and continue their insane war. Thankfully, the SL govt ignored their threats and pressed on relentlessly to crush the LTTE.

    Here's the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI's SL expert in action in 2008:
    "By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces. For this purpose they prepared a statement which they delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, who was supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE according to staff at our High Commission. It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group." http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Then we have Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid who used to work at HRW, also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon.
    "Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory."

    And most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Oh dear…. :)
    http://www.lankamission.org/content/view/1563/49/

    AI has clearly chosen to lie down with the dogs – or in this case the Donkeys of Eelam :) (my apologies to donkeys), so they can't complain when they get up with fleas.

  72. Eelam delenda est

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Tamil indentity should be respected !

    This failure with most of you is the inability to separate the nagging problem and find a corrective measure by induction of logic and reason rather than engagement of the whole ethnic identity.

    This is comparable to recoiling from the realities one has to reckon with.

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    This simple fact all of you fail to understand.

  73. Dear super-intelligent friend of Eelam, Mylvaganam,
    Thank you once again for that perfect display of Eelamish logic. Let me explain it to you slowly using short sentences.

    "We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !"
    If people support the LTTE and the concept of Eelam (a racist state within SL only fit for Tamils to inhabit), ipso facto (sorry, that means 'by the fact itself') they are Eelamists and LTTE supporters. Please explain how non-violence was practiced by Eelamists and the LTTE.

    "We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community"
    Excellent. I also condemn intellectual dishonesty. The only people writing racial comments are Eelamists. Please show one instance of me writing a 'racial comment'. The only people denying the violent, racist nature of the LTTE are Eelamists.

    "Tamil indentity should be respected !"
    Please show where we've disrespected 'Tamil identity'. And please also define this 'Tamil identity' as one that all Tamils can agree upon. What are the key features of 'Tamil identity'?

    "This failure with most of you is the inability to separate the nagging problem and find a corrective measure by induction of logic and reason rather than engagement of the whole ethnic identity."
    Sorry. This is gibberish. What does it mean?

    "In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time."
    Oh dear… the statement "Tamil race is a dignified race" is itself racist. Don't you understand that? Does it mean that Tamils are more 'dignified' than other Sri Lankans? Are Veddahs (the aboriginal and much marginalised inhabitants of SL) less "dignified" than Tamils?
    Are Europeans even more dignified than Tamils or Sinhalese? I wonder who's won the 'dignity' race? :)

    If a Sinhalese was to say that "the Sinhalese race is a dignified race", I'd immediately (and correctly) classify that as a racist statement.

    I think its back to the "Eelam School of Logic" for you and other pro-LTTE supporters.

  74. Dear Mylnayagam,

    I will agree with only one thing in your post – I am totally for it !!

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    If not, there would be No Tamils in Sri Lanka – they all would have been killed by the LTTE by now !

    See the list
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    it's because of great leaders like those in the list the Tamils in Sri Lanka survived – My heartfelt gratitude to these great gentleman who were killed in vain by a group of Apes.

    As for your other posts !!

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    IF So, where were you and your fellow Apes when the LTTE were holding innocent Sri Lankans of the north as Human Shields ?? I did not hear Mylnayagam crying out to the Ape leader not to shoot at them when they were escaping them ??? If we do not brand those who share low mental thoughts of the LTTE as LTTE or Terrorists or Eelamists, what should we call them ?? If a person who follows Christianity is a Christian and a Mao is a Maoist a Marxist etc, you are Terrorists !! – ok Eelamists !!

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Who is writing anything against the tamil community ?????? You Apes write everything against Singhalees, but we write on behalf of all Sri Lankans against terrorists and Apes !! Not against Tamils – Why should I commemorate the late Honorable Lakshman K in all my posts if I want to be racial against Tamils ?????? No – this is what your Ape brains fail to understand – It is not Tamils – It is Terrorists that we are against ! Don't dare tell that all Tamil brotheren are on your side which is an utter lye because they spit on you and will keep spitting on you for what you have done to them. Calling your selves Tamils is a disgrace to Tamils and similar to using the God's name in vain. You don't deserve to be called tamils because the tamil brothern I know are Awesome great people – love them !!!

  75. Dear Mylnayagam,

    I will agree with only one thing in your post – I am totally for it !!

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    If not, there would be No Tamils in Sri Lanka – they all would have been killed by the LTTE by now !

    See the list
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    it's because of great leaders like those in the list the Tamils in Sri Lanka survived – My heartfelt gratitude to these great gentleman who were killed in vain by a group of Apes.

    As for your other posts !!

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    IF So, where were you and your fellow Apes when the LTTE were holding innocent Sri Lankans of the north as Human Shields ?? I did not hear Mylnayagam crying out to the Ape leader not to shoot at them when they were escaping them ??? If we do not brand those who share low mental thoughts of the LTTE as LTTE or Terrorists or Eelamists, what should we call them ?? If a person who follows Christianity is a Christian and a Mao is a Maoist a Marxist etc, you are Terrorists !! – ok Eelamists !!

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Who is writing anything against the tamil community ?????? You Apes write everything against Singhalees, but we write on behalf of all Sri Lankans against terrorists and Apes !! Not against Tamils – Why should I commemorate the late Honorable Lakshman K in all my posts if I want to be racial against Tamils ?????? No – this is what your Ape brains fail to understand – It is not Tamils – It is Terrorists that we are against ! Don't dare tell that all Tamil brotheren are on your side which is an utter lye because they spit on you and will keep spitting on you for what you have done to them. Calling your selves Tamils is a disgrace to Tamils and similar to using the God's name in vain. You don't deserve to be called tamils because the tamil brothern I know are Awesome great people – love them !!!

  76. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your medication is not working you and you may have to see the doctor again for a review!

    Else you are not able to recover and it will be too late.

    Pitiful fool ! :(

    Your postings are trange and you are not behaving as a normal human being

    I feel SORRY FOR U !! :( : (

    You dump rubbish …only rubbish here.

  77. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Vile racist strikes again.

    Don't you feel shame to display these dippy acts while masquerading to be as good Sri Lankan ?

    Your propaganda is thoroughly based on spreading racism.

    You can't hold the Tamils as slaves always.

    The bondage, servitude, and thraldom should be annihilated to lead a peaceful life here in Srilanka.

  78. Dear distraught Puligal (or rather ex-Puligal),

    Thank you for the compliments and for exposing your own sad racism. I'm flattered and delighted!

    I'm neither filthy nor a rogue but very clean and honest. I've never defecated in public nor engaged in fake hunger strikes :)

    As for mendaciousnessI bow to the Eelamists' superiority in displays of mendaciousness !
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There's so much mendacity to go around that I don't know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they're all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE's huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I've lost track of who's stabbing whom in the back and who's accusing the other of being a 'traitor'. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to 'struggle' in SL?

    p.s. we are all evolved from single-cellular creatures, but those of the Eelamist faith appear to be regressing rather than evolving.

    p.p.s. I think its very unfair of Jim Gona to call you lot 'apes'. Its a slur on those noble creatures. The creatures most resembling Eelamists is a 'blind snake'.

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don't you think?
    "Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. It turns out, these organisms have been around since 150 million years ago, when the supercontinent called Gondwana was just breaking up, according to new genetic research. The study suggests that when Madagascar broke off of India, the blind snakes hitched a ride aboard the giant slabs of Earth."

    Perhaps they were the original Eelamists! :)

  79. Eelam delenda est

    Filthy Sinhala rogue, Getting immense gratification through the soliloquy is Sinhalese's special character to pick them out.

    You must stop putting saddle on a wrong horse.

    If wishes were horses, the beggars can ride.

    So, your foolish desires won't come alive at all.

    However, I can ride the storm right now.

    Pinning mendacious accusation is one of your character you ultimately use, to stay in the argument

    As you were evolved from a wild animal, you always harp on the fellow animals such as dog, horse, etc.

    I am extremely sorry.

    I can't help you tamule. :(

  80. Dear distraught Puligal (or rather ex-Puligal),

    Thank you for the compliments and for exposing your own sad racism. I'm flattered and delighted!

    I'm neither filthy nor a rogue but very clean and honest. I've never defecated in public nor engaged in fake hunger strikes :)

    As for mendaciousnessI bow to the Eelamists' superiority in displays of mendaciousness !
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There's so much mendacity to go around that I don't know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they're all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE's huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I've lost track of who's stabbing whom in the back and who's accusing the other of being a 'traitor'. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to 'struggle' in SL?

    p.s. we are all evolved from single-cellular creatures, but those of the Eelamist faith appear to be regressing rather than evolving.

    p.p.s. I think its very unfair of Jim Gona to call you lot 'apes'. Its a slur on those noble creatures. The creatures most resembling Eelamists is a 'blind snake'.

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don't you think?
    "Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. It turns out, these organisms have been around since 150 million years ago, when the supercontinent called Gondwana was just breaking up, according to new genetic research. The study suggests that when Madagascar broke off of India, the blind snakes hitched a ride aboard the giant slabs of Earth."

    Perhaps they were the original Eelamists! :)

  81. Dear distraught Puligal (or rather ex-Puligal),

    Thank you for the compliments and for exposing your own sad racism. I'm flattered and delighted!

    I'm neither filthy nor a rogue but very clean and honest. I've never defecated in public nor engaged in fake hunger strikes :)

    As for mendaciousnessI bow to the Eelamists' superiority in displays of mendaciousness !
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There's so much mendacity to go around that I don't know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they're all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE's huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I've lost track of who's stabbing whom in the back and who's accusing the other of being a 'traitor'. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to 'struggle' in SL?

    p.s. we are all evolved from single-cellular creatures, but those of the Eelamist faith appear to be regressing rather than evolving.

    p.p.s. I think its very unfair of Jim Gona to call you lot 'apes'. Its a slur on those noble creatures. The creatures most resembling Eelamists is a 'blind snake'.

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don't you think?
    "Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. It turns out, these organisms have been around since 150 million years ago, when the supercontinent called Gondwana was just breaking up, according to new genetic research. The study suggests that when Madagascar broke off of India, the blind snakes hitched a ride aboard the giant slabs of Earth."

    Perhaps they were the original Eelamists! :)

  82. Eelam delenda est

    Ooops,You are always making flippant remarks to conceal your glaring mistakes.

    Your people have the ability to flatter anyone and obtain multifarious facilities for the sake of their own benefits.

    They often treat others with derision and scorn.

    I think after their suffering at camps,they are mellowed over the months and have become little bit approachable.

    So,The opportunists will suffer more and more for their merciless and ruthelss activities.

    Many unscathed Tamil children were killed by some Sinhala, who were acting as spies during the war.

    So,They want to encroach or intrude upon which rightly belong to others.

    So,These nefarious and wicked people will face myraid of problems until they change their attitude.

    They were not caused by naive Tamils.In the lieu of co-operation by the agreement,they were venerated.

    But,Your people finally made others deceived.

    So,It's futile to blame innocent Tamils for your people's felonies.

  83. Dear Puligal,
    What are these 'glaring mistakes' I've made. Please show us.
    Instead we have another rambling, incoherent speech, like the ones that your unlamented Fat Boy VP used to make.

    The acknowledged world champions at making 'glaring mistakes' is the LTTE and its' diaspora.

    Here're just a few:

    – Not allowing Tamils to vote for Ranil who would've given the Eelamists almost everything they demanded,
    – Murdering Rajiv Ghandi,
    – Re-starting Eelam War IV,
    – Thinking that holding Tamil civilians as hostages would prevent the SLA from its' final assault,
    – Murdering democratically minded Tamil politicians by the dozen.

    How's that for a start ?

  84. Today's Eelamist of the Day is Sockalingam Yogalingam.

    Crazy name, crazy guy. He was standing for election in the Transsexual Eelam Fantasay Governement. Was he elected? Who knows and who cares?

    What does Sockalingam want? The usual Eelam whines. Boycotts, War crimes etc. His final statement of intent is a gem: http://yogi4tgte.blogspot.com/

    "I will always work for Tamil Eelam “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” where every one will have the equal rights for all.

    I guess “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” must be Eelamish for 'Eelam is just around the corner. Wait and see.'

    Oddly, none of the TFTE candidates (many of combat-ready age) returned from exile in cold, cruel, wintery Britain to live in Eelam, when it existed. Was it the weather in Vanni they didn't like? Or the lack of air-conditioning ?

    If any pro-LTTE posters on this blog can explain this to me, I'll be forever in your debt.

    Global Justice demands that we have an answer to this question!

  85. AI is just another pawn in the geopolitical game in SE Asia.

    Hence their refusal to acknowledge or answer those embarrassing questions posed by Impeccable Jim or myself, regarding AI’s strange reluctance to pursue or publicise known LTTE war criminals, living on benefits in the safety of the West.

    During Eelam War IV, AI and others were frantic in their desire for a ceasefire, which would’ve allowed the LTTE to survive, re-group and continue their insane war. Thankfully, the SL govt ignored their threats and pressed on relentlessly to crush the LTTE.

    Here’s the appalling Yolanda Foster, AI’s SL expert in action in 2008:
    By 2008 the Coffee Club had geared itself to trying to stop the progress of the Sri Lankan forces. For this purpose they prepared a statement which they delivered to the UN Secretary General, one of the first shots in the saga of misinformation provided to him. The text was largely prepared in London, by a shadowy figure called Peter Bowling, who was supposed to be sympathetic to the LTTE according to staff at our High Commission. It had been discussed with, amongst others, Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International, who had served a stint in Sri Lanka at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, and Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group, who was still in Colombo and also associated with the ICES group.”
    http://www.island.lk/2010/03/30/features2.html

    Then we have Sam Zafiri another AI spokesdroid who used to work at HRW, also getting on the SL war crimes bandwagon.
    “Zarifi made a speciality of condemning the arrangements being made from those fleeing from the Tigers to government controlled territory.”

    And most disappointingly, our very own Jim McDonald, who falsely accused the SLAF of using cluster bombs and was unable to accept that he was totally wrong! Oh dear…. :)

    http://www.lankamission.org/content/view/1563/49/

    AI has clearly chosen to lie down with the dogs – or in this case the Donkeys of Eelam :) (my apologies to donkeys), so they can’t complain when they get up with fleas.

  86. Eelam delenda est

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Tamil indentity should be respected !

    This failure with most of you is the inability to separate the nagging problem and find a corrective measure by induction of logic and reason rather than engagement of the whole ethnic identity.

    This is comparable to recoiling from the realities one has to reckon with.

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    This simple fact all of you fail to understand.

  87. Today's Eelamist of the Day is Sockalingam Yogalingam.

    Crazy name, crazy guy. He was standing for election in the Transsexual Eelam Fantasay Governement. Was he elected? Who knows and who cares?

    What does Sockalingam want? The usual Eelam whines. Boycotts, War crimes etc. His final statement of intent is a gem: http://yogi4tgte.blogspot.com/

    "I will always work for Tamil Eelam “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” where every one will have the equal rights for all.

    I guess “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” must be Eelamish for 'Eelam is just around the corner. Wait and see.'

    Oddly, none of the TFTE candidates (many of combat-ready age) returned from exile in cold, cruel, wintery Britain to live in Eelam, when it existed. Was it the weather in Vanni they didn't like? Or the lack of air-conditioning ?

    If any pro-LTTE posters on this blog can explain this to me, I'll be forever in your debt.

    Global Justice demands that we have an answer to this question!

  88. Today's Eelamist of the Day is Sockalingam Yogalingam.

    Crazy name, crazy guy. He was standing for election in the Transsexual Eelam Fantasay Governement. Was he elected? Who knows and who cares?

    What does Sockalingam want? The usual Eelam whines. Boycotts, War crimes etc. His final statement of intent is a gem: http://yogi4tgte.blogspot.com/

    "I will always work for Tamil Eelam “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” where every one will have the equal rights for all.

    I guess “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” must be Eelamish for 'Eelam is just around the corner. Wait and see.'

    Oddly, none of the TFTE candidates (many of combat-ready age) returned from exile in cold, cruel, wintery Britain to live in Eelam, when it existed. Was it the weather in Vanni they didn't like? Or the lack of air-conditioning ?

    If any pro-LTTE posters on this blog can explain this to me, I'll be forever in your debt.

    Global Justice demands that we have an answer to this question!

  89. Dear super-intelligent friend of Eelam, Mylvaganam,
    Thank you once again for that perfect display of Eelamish logic. Let me explain it to you slowly using short sentences.

    “We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !”
    If people support the LTTE and the concept of Eelam (a racist state within SL only fit for Tamils to inhabit), ipso facto (sorry, that means ‘by the fact itself’) they are Eelamists and LTTE supporters. Please explain how non-violence was practiced by Eelamists and the LTTE.

    “We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community”
    Excellent. I also condemn intellectual dishonesty. The only people writing racial comments are Eelamists. Please show one instance of me writing a ‘racial comment’. The only people denying the violent, racist nature of the LTTE are Eelamists.

    “Tamil indentity should be respected !”
    Please show where we’ve disrespected ‘Tamil identity’. And please also define this ‘Tamil identity’ as one that all Tamils can agree upon. What are the key features of ‘Tamil identity’?

    “This failure with most of you is the inability to separate the nagging problem and find a corrective measure by induction of logic and reason rather than engagement of the whole ethnic identity.”
    Sorry. This is gibberish. What does it mean?

    “In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.”
    Oh dear… the statement “Tamil race is a dignified race” is itself racist. Don’t you understand that? Does it mean that Tamils are more ‘dignified’ than other Sri Lankans? Are Veddahs (the aboriginal and much marginalised inhabitants of SL) less “dignified” than Tamils?
    Are Europeans even more dignified than Tamils or Sinhalese? I wonder who’s won the ‘dignity’ race? :)

    If a Sinhalese was to say that “the Sinhalese race is a dignified race”, I’d immediately (and correctly) classify that as a racist statement.

    I think its back to the “Eelam School of Logic” for you and other pro-LTTE supporters.

  90. Dear Mylnayagam,

    I will agree with only one thing in your post – I am totally for it !!

    In conclusion I would like to wind up this article by saying that, as a Ceylon Tamil, I know that Tamil race is a dignified race with a religious and cultural apex to survive the challenges of time.

    If not, there would be No Tamils in Sri Lanka – they all would have been killed by the LTTE by now !

    See the list

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

    it’s because of great leaders like those in the list the Tamils in Sri Lanka survived – My heartfelt gratitude to these great gentleman who were killed in vain by a group of Apes.

    As for your other posts !!

    We condemn violence in one form or another, we condemn branding people as Eelamists, LTTE !

    IF So, where were you and your fellow Apes when the LTTE were holding innocent Sri Lankans of the north as Human Shields ?? I did not hear Mylnayagam crying out to the Ape leader not to shoot at them when they were escaping them ??? If we do not brand those who share low mental thoughts of the LTTE as LTTE or Terrorists or Eelamists, what should we call them ?? If a person who follows Christianity is a Christian and a Mao is a Maoist a Marxist etc, you are Terrorists !! – ok Eelamists !!

    We condemn intellectual dishonesty and we condemn those writing racial comments against the Tamil community

    Who is writing anything against the tamil community ?????? You Apes write everything against Singhalees, but we write on behalf of all Sri Lankans against terrorists and Apes !! Not against Tamils – Why should I commemorate the late Honorable Lakshman K in all my posts if I want to be racial against Tamils ?????? No – this is what your Ape brains fail to understand – It is not Tamils – It is Terrorists that we are against ! Don’t dare tell that all Tamil brotheren are on your side which is an utter lye because they spit on you and will keep spitting on you for what you have done to them. Calling your selves Tamils is a disgrace to Tamils and similar to using the God’s name in vain. You don’t deserve to be called tamils because the tamil brothern I know are Awesome great people – love them !!!

  91. Eelam delenda est

    You are nitpicking.

    So Honorable Yogalingam made few typos.. So what ?

    Your people have done far worse .They are all selfish and have never sacrificed anything for the sake of our country

    You tried to move the heaven and earth just to make a quarrel.

    But,They all have become nonsensical.

    You didn't attack anyone straightly…

    As a pigeon hearted and hen pecked fellows,you can camouflage in order to obtain wealth.

    That's what I stated you are the people anxiously expecting a gain without gain.However,

    You have also come to my point.

    In a helter-shelter your people want to progress.

    That's your plan.

    But,Don't think others are chuckle headed Tamil-hater like you.

    You are sailing under false colours.

  92. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your medication is not working you and you may have to see the doctor again for a review!

    Else you are not able to recover and it will be too late.

    Pitiful fool ! :(

    Your postings are trange and you are not behaving as a normal human being

    I feel SORRY FOR U !! :( : (

    You dump rubbish …only rubbish here.

  93. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Vile racist strikes again.

    Don’t you feel shame to display these dippy acts while masquerading to be as good Sri Lankan ?

    Your propaganda is thoroughly based on spreading racism.

    You can’t hold the Tamils as slaves always.

    The bondage, servitude, and thraldom should be annihilated to lead a peaceful life here in Srilanka.

  94. Thaatha Puligal,

    Please prove that I'm a 'Tamil-hater'. Remember, Tamils are not the LTTE. As for the rest, I really don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps you could be a little bit clearer?

    Also, please explain why the diaspora LTTE supporters didn't come to Sri Lanka from 2006-2009 when the LTTE needed their manpower.

    I'm very puzzled by this. Was it a lack of desire for Eelam? :)

  95. Eelam delenda est

    Filthy Sinhala rogue, Getting immense gratification through the soliloquy is Sinhalese’s special character to pick them out.

    You must stop putting saddle on a wrong horse.

    If wishes were horses, the beggars can ride.

    So, your foolish desires won’t come alive at all.

    However, I can ride the storm right now.

    Pinning mendacious accusation is one of your character you ultimately use, to stay in the argument

    As you were evolved from a wild animal, you always harp on the fellow animals such as dog, horse, etc.

    I am extremely sorry.

    I can’t help you tamule. :(

  96. Dear distraught Puligal (or rather ex-Puligal),

    Thank you for the compliments and for exposing your own sad racism. I’m flattered and delighted!

    I’m neither filthy nor a rogue but very clean and honest. I’ve never defecated in public nor engaged in fake hunger strikes :)

    As for mendaciousnessI bow to the Eelamists’ superiority in displays of mendaciousness !

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    It seems that there are more LTTE front groups outside Sri Lanka than any sane person would wish to keep track of. There’s so much mendacity to go around that I don’t know where to start.

    Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE), The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly (Thamizh Eezha Makkal Peravai) and the yet-to-be-announced Confederation of World Tamils (CWT) and Tamil Eelam in Transit (TIT).

    The best thing about these groups is that they’re all fighting each other for the spoils of the LTTE’s huge terrorist cash reserves. All in the name of Eelam Tamils. Undoubtedly quite a few of these people are working for SL Military Intelligence.

    I’ve lost track of who’s stabbing whom in the back and who’s accusing the other of being a ‘traitor’. Perhaps you could keep track of this issue and report back to us on a regular basis.

    So the question for you Eelam Ladies is this: to whom will you give your money to continue to ‘struggle’ in SL?

    p.s. we are all evolved from single-cellular creatures, but those of the Eelamist faith appear to be regressing rather than evolving.

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

    This description fits LTTE supporters so well, don’t you think?
    “Blind snakes are small worm-like creatures that likely feel their way through underground homes by sensing chemicals through their skin. It turns out, these organisms have been around since 150 million years ago, when the supercontinent called Gondwana was just breaking up, according to new genetic research. The study suggests that when Madagascar broke off of India, the blind snakes hitched a ride aboard the giant slabs of Earth.”

    Perhaps they were the original Eelamists! :)

  97. Eelam delenda est

    Ooops,You are always making flippant remarks to conceal your glaring mistakes.

    Your people have the ability to flatter anyone and obtain multifarious facilities for the sake of their own benefits.

    They often treat others with derision and scorn.

    I think after their suffering at camps,they are mellowed over the months and have become little bit approachable.

    So,The opportunists will suffer more and more for their merciless and ruthelss activities.

    Many unscathed Tamil children were killed by some Sinhala, who were acting as spies during the war.

    So,They want to encroach or intrude upon which rightly belong to others.

    So,These nefarious and wicked people will face myraid of problems until they change their attitude.

    They were not caused by naive Tamils.In the lieu of co-operation by the agreement,they were venerated.

    But,Your people finally made others deceived.

    So,It’s futile to blame innocent Tamils for your people’s felonies.

  98. Dear Puligal,
    What are these ‘glaring mistakes’ I’ve made. Please show us.
    Instead we have another rambling, incoherent speech, like the ones that your unlamented Fat Boy VP used to make.

    The acknowledged world champions at making ‘glaring mistakes’ is the LTTE and its’ diaspora.

    Here’re just a few:

    – Not allowing Tamils to vote for Ranil who would’ve given the Eelamists almost everything they demanded,
    – Murdering Rajiv Ghandi,
    – Re-starting Eelam War IV,
    – Thinking that holding Tamil civilians as hostages would prevent the SLA from its’ final assault,
    – Murdering democratically minded Tamil politicians by the dozen.

    How’s that for a start ?

  99. Eelam delenda est

    The way you paraphrased your comment above clearly shows your Sinhala Racist mindset.

    This mindset in subjugation to the idea of secularism will be the reason for the decimation of Rajapakse regime

    It is time you and those clouding together with you learnt a lesson to free your minds from the shackles of Sinhala Colonial Domination ideas of being slave to YOURSELVES.

    If you are not free, you cannot expect yourself to create the values in order to explore the ways for the betterment of Sri Lanka.

    Free your mind first before thinking about others.

    Until and unless you are free from the Sinhala Colonial Domination , you will never do anything great either in your life or for others.

    Everything a person achieves in life springs from the depth of a free mind, not from without.

    If a person holds a free idea different from yours, the person is branded as a LTTE

    That is what you and those around you have learnt in your life experience. Nothing outside the box you live in.

    This clearly shows that you still have to grow in search of knowledge and amass life experience to understand yourselves.

  100. Eelaman and other multiple personalities,

    I welcome & celebrate Sri Lanka's diversity – except for the mono-ethnic maniacs of the LTTE and its' diaspora supporters.

    My mind is quite free, thank you. I now await evidence of your mind being free of the LTTE ideology and groupthink. Care to provide any evidence of that or will you, as usual, run away?

    Just calling me a 'racist' isn't good enough. Proof is what matters.

  101. Today’s Eelamist of the Day is Sockalingam Yogalingam.

    Crazy name, crazy guy. He was standing for election in the Transsexual Eelam Fantasay Governement. Was he elected? Who knows and who cares?

    What does Sockalingam want? The usual Eelam whines. Boycotts, War crimes etc. His final statement of intent is a gem: http://yogi4tgte.blogspot.com/

    “I will always work for Tamil Eelam “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” where every one will have the equal rights for all.

    I guess “jhafk;, Njrpak;, Raeph;zak;” must be Eelamish for ‘Eelam is just around the corner. Wait and see.’

    Oddly, none of the TFTE candidates (many of combat-ready age) returned from exile in cold, cruel, wintery Britain to live in Eelam, when it existed. Was it the weather in Vanni they didn’t like? Or the lack of air-conditioning ?

    If any pro-LTTE posters on this blog can explain this to me, I’ll be forever in your debt.

    Global Justice demands that we have an answer to this question!

  102. Eelam delenda est

    You are nitpicking.

    So Honorable Yogalingam made few typos.. So what ?

    Your people have done far worse .They are all selfish and have never sacrificed anything for the sake of our country

    You tried to move the heaven and earth just to make a quarrel.

    But,They all have become nonsensical.

    You didn’t attack anyone straightly…

    As a pigeon hearted and hen pecked fellows,you can camouflage in order to obtain wealth.

    That’s what I stated you are the people anxiously expecting a gain without gain.However,

    You have also come to my point.

    In a helter-shelter your people want to progress.

    That’s your plan.

    But,Don’t think others are chuckle headed Tamil-hater like you.

    You are sailing under false colours.

  103. Thaatha Puligal,

    Please prove that I’m a ‘Tamil-hater’. Remember, Tamils are not the LTTE. As for the rest, I really don’t know what you’re talking about. Perhaps you could be a little bit clearer?

    Also, please explain why the diaspora LTTE supporters didn’t come to Sri Lanka from 2006-2009 when the LTTE needed their manpower.

    I’m very puzzled by this. Was it a lack of desire for Eelam? :)

  104. Eelam delenda est

    The way you paraphrased your comment above clearly shows your Sinhala Racist mindset.

    This mindset in subjugation to the idea of secularism will be the reason for the decimation of Rajapakse regime

    It is time you and those clouding together with you learnt a lesson to free your minds from the shackles of Sinhala Colonial Domination ideas of being slave to YOURSELVES.

    If you are not free, you cannot expect yourself to create the values in order to explore the ways for the betterment of Sri Lanka.

    Free your mind first before thinking about others.

    Until and unless you are free from the Sinhala Colonial Domination , you will never do anything great either in your life or for others.

    Everything a person achieves in life springs from the depth of a free mind, not from without.

    If a person holds a free idea different from yours, the person is branded as a LTTE

    That is what you and those around you have learnt in your life experience. Nothing outside the box you live in.

    This clearly shows that you still have to grow in search of knowledge and amass life experience to understand yourselves.

  105. Eelaman and other multiple personalities,

    I welcome & celebrate Sri Lanka’s diversity – except for the mono-ethnic maniacs of the LTTE and its’ diaspora supporters.

    My mind is quite free, thank you. I now await evidence of your mind being free of the LTTE ideology and groupthink. Care to provide any evidence of that or will you, as usual, run away?

    Just calling me a ‘racist’ isn’t good enough. Proof is what matters.

  106. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Your medication is not working you and you may have to see the doctor again for a review!

    If it is not, I am glad that it is not. Becuase I don't want to hang a cyanide capsule around my neck and start shooting innocent people.

    Your postings are trange and you are not behaving as a normal human being

    You mean it sounds Strange ?? And could not be understood by a mentally underdeveloped Ape ????

    If you could highlight a few of what I have said as we do to your posts, may be I could try to help you out. See, even that small thing I have to teach you – Tarzen say to Cheeta "No Good No Good, Learn Cheeta Learn – here is a peeled Banana !!

    Also, I am glad that there is someone out there to feel sorry for me apart from my loved ones !! – Wow I feel a celebrity for unknown people to share my feels with me… Thank you Cheeta Thank you !!!

  107. Dear Micro Organism Puli Gal

    Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:17 am
    Vile racist strikes again.
    Don’t you feel shame to display these dippy acts while masquerading to be as good Sri Lankan ?
    Your propaganda is thoroughly based on spreading racism.
    You can’t hold the Tamils as slaves always.

    What can I say ????????

    Me calling my self a Sri Lankan a racist and you calling your self Tamil against Singhalees a none racist !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very Interesting…. At least I can call a few here Cheeta (OH, By the Way, Cheeta is Tarzan's Chimpanzee – Wonder who Tarzan is – it is a charactor in a Novel) – But there are no names for Micro Organisms and may be Puligal is a name for a known Micro Organism – So let me call you Puligal !!!

    Dear Micro Puli (Sounds Sweet noh ??)

    All Tamils are not Terrorists or Apes or Micro Organisms or mentally sick or not evolved. my fellow Tamil brotheren are brilliant, wonderful, marvelous and adorable.

    Terrorists are the mentally challenged sick people – now these terrorists could consist of none evolved apes from many Ethnic groups – Ex. Adela Bala who is Aussie, 50 + Sinhalees who were in LTTE then let's go on to Bin Laden who is from Arab etc…

    Now what do Micro Organisms eat ?? Dirt – OK let me give you some good dirt – Good Boy Puligal – eat well – *Tap on head * (Oh Noh – no head – *Tap on the Organism*)

  108. Eelam Delenda Est. !

    Do you seriously think that these guys are so dumb that they do not understand the difference between a terrorist, racist etc .? Or are they pretending to act dumb ?? Kinda just trying their luck to see whether any outsider (may be hoping for Heads of UN and heads of States) to read these posts (I mean these guys are good at dreaming) and feel sorry for 'Posers" as Tamils ??

    But then again, such person would obviously be above these levels of intelligence to see what's happening here, and may be declare a Forrest reserve for them to call homeland ha ?? I donno – very strange as I cannot fathom how stupid they are either way !!

    If it was me, I would try gain more mileage on harping on the AI posts than cut an paste irrelevant articles that are way off topic and try to be more professional than stupid – May be we are right in our thought process of calling them not evolved Terrorists….

  109. Impeccable Jim Gona

    There is a song for you when they will come to take you to a " Happy Ape House"

    They're coming to take you away, ha-haaa!!

    They're coming to take you away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa !!

    To the funny farm.

    Where life is beautiful all the time and you'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming to take you away, ha-haaa!!!!!

  110. Alainaatham Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona

    There is a song for you when they will come to take you to a ” Happy Ape House”

    Is this your national Anthem ????? Suits you.. But then again, is there a song representing the lower half of you – the Micro Organisms ??? Please don't forget them too – I mean, after all, some haven't even evolved to the standards of the Apes yet :) :) :) !!

    Happy Singing !!

  111. Alainaatham !

    Whilst Thanking you for sharing your National Anthem with us, I would also appreciate it if you could reply the questions that I have posted to you above…

    You can start thinking of them whilst you have your Banana breakfast – remember to peel the Banana off before consuming (Eating)

  112. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Your medication is not working you and you may have to see the doctor again for a review!

    If it is not, I am glad that it is not. Becuase I don’t want to hang a cyanide capsule around my neck and start shooting innocent people.

    Your postings are trange and you are not behaving as a normal human being

    You mean it sounds Strange ?? And could not be understood by a mentally underdeveloped Ape ????

    If you could highlight a few of what I have said as we do to your posts, may be I could try to help you out. See, even that small thing I have to teach you – Tarzen say to Cheeta “No Good No Good, Learn Cheeta Learn – here is a peeled Banana !!

    Also, I am glad that there is someone out there to feel sorry for me apart from my loved ones !! – Wow I feel a celebrity for unknown people to share my feels with me… Thank you Cheeta Thank you !!!

  113. Dear Micro Organism Puli Gal

    Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:17 am
    Vile racist strikes again.
    Don’t you feel shame to display these dippy acts while masquerading to be as good Sri Lankan ?
    Your propaganda is thoroughly based on spreading racism.
    You can’t hold the Tamils as slaves always.

    What can I say ????????

    Me calling my self a Sri Lankan a racist and you calling your self Tamil against Singhalees a none racist !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very Interesting…. At least I can call a few here Cheeta (OH, By the Way, Cheeta is Tarzan’s Chimpanzee – Wonder who Tarzan is – it is a charactor in a Novel) – But there are no names for Micro Organisms and may be Puligal is a name for a known Micro Organism – So let me call you Puligal !!!

    Dear Micro Puli (Sounds Sweet noh ??)

    All Tamils are not Terrorists or Apes or Micro Organisms or mentally sick or not evolved. my fellow Tamil brotheren are brilliant, wonderful, marvelous and adorable.

    Terrorists are the mentally challenged sick people – now these terrorists could consist of none evolved apes from many Ethnic groups – Ex. Adela Bala who is Aussie, 50 + Sinhalees who were in LTTE then let’s go on to Bin Laden who is from Arab etc…

    Now what do Micro Organisms eat ?? Dirt – OK let me give you some good dirt – Good Boy Puligal – eat well – *Tap on head * (Oh Noh – no head – *Tap on the Organism*)

  114. Eelam Delenda Est. !

    Do you seriously think that these guys are so dumb that they do not understand the difference between a terrorist, racist etc .? Or are they pretending to act dumb ?? Kinda just trying their luck to see whether any outsider (may be hoping for Heads of UN and heads of States) to read these posts (I mean these guys are good at dreaming) and feel sorry for ‘Posers” as Tamils ??

    But then again, such person would obviously be above these levels of intelligence to see what’s happening here, and may be declare a Forrest reserve for them to call homeland ha ?? I donno – very strange as I cannot fathom how stupid they are either way !!

    If it was me, I would try gain more mileage on harping on the AI posts than cut an paste irrelevant articles that are way off topic and try to be more professional than stupid – May be we are right in our thought process of calling them not evolved Terrorists….

  115. Impeccable Jim Gona

    There is a song for you when they will come to take you to a ” Happy Ape House”

    They’re coming to take you away, ha-haaa!!

    They’re coming to take you away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa !!

    To the funny farm.

    Where life is beautiful all the time and you’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they’re coming to take you away, ha-haaa!!!!!

  116. Following the disclosure of five male corpses in a toilet pit in Ki’linochchi Monday Sri Lanka Army (SLA) had ordered all skeletal remains of persons assassinated or killed in war lying visibly in Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, an officer of a humanitarian de-mining organization who had personally seen some skeletal remains along the roads in Mullaiththeevu and the frantic efforts of SLA soldiers to burn them without any trace, said. Colombo government has sent in a team of Sinhalese officers from Vavuniyaa to survey the areas and evaluate the extent of de-mining that has to be done, with the assistance of SLA, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

    Colombo has permitted de-mining in Mullaiththeevu district but no de-mining will be ever allowed by SLA in Mu’l’livaaikkaal and Puthukkudyiruppu area which were the places where the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians has been systematically carried out by SLA.

    Normally, officers of the humanitarian de-mining organizations carry out the survey and evaluation before engaging in de-mining.

    The Sinhalese evaluation officers had been sent instead of the local de-mining officials in North who are Tamils in order to conceal the facts about skeletal remains of Vanni victims from being exposed to the world. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  117. Alainaatham Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona

    There is a song for you when they will come to take you to a ” Happy Ape House”

    Is this your national Anthem ????? Suits you.. But then again, is there a song representing the lower half of you – the Micro Organisms ??? Please don’t forget them too – I mean, after all, some haven’t even evolved to the standards of the Apes yet :) :) :) !!

    Happy Singing !!

  118. Alainaatham !

    Whilst Thanking you for sharing your National Anthem with us, I would also appreciate it if you could reply the questions that I have posted to you above…

    You can start thinking of them whilst you have your Banana breakfast – remember to peel the Banana off before consuming (Eating)

  119. Impeccable Jim Gona

    Your demeaning remarks are only inflammatory to me

    You sneaked into this country stealthily with the presence of Vijayan deceiving Kuveni, the leader of Iyakkar caste.

    Then you jostled down our sacred temples and plundered the properties of the aboriginals and the Tamils.

    So the Apes … every where is just a figment of your sick imagination.

    You only encroached our land and your are stealing our properties

    Your comments here are usually spurious and absurd.

    You must stop using the expletives at me.

    Probably you ought to learn how to behave with another blogger.

    You must avoid exaggeration and see into every aspect before you bluff.

  120. Following the disclosure of five male corpses in a toilet pit in Ki’linochchi Monday Sri Lanka Army (SLA) had ordered all skeletal remains of persons assassinated or killed in war lying visibly in Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, an officer of a humanitarian de-mining organization who had personally seen some skeletal remains along the roads in Mullaiththeevu and the frantic efforts of SLA soldiers to burn them without any trace, said. Colombo government has sent in a team of Sinhalese officers from Vavuniyaa to survey the areas and evaluate the extent of de-mining that has to be done, with the assistance of SLA, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

    Colombo has permitted de-mining in Mullaiththeevu district but no de-mining will be ever allowed by SLA in Mu’l’livaaikkaal and Puthukkudyiruppu area which were the places where the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians has been systematically carried out by SLA.

    Normally, officers of the humanitarian de-mining organizations carry out the survey and evaluation before engaging in de-mining.

    The Sinhalese evaluation officers had been sent instead of the local de-mining officials in North who are Tamils in order to conceal the facts about skeletal remains of Vanni victims from being exposed to the world. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  121. Following the disclosure of five male corpses in a toilet pit in Ki’linochchi Monday Sri Lanka Army (SLA) had ordered all skeletal remains of persons assassinated or killed in war lying visibly in Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, an officer of a humanitarian de-mining organization who had personally seen some skeletal remains along the roads in Mullaiththeevu and the frantic efforts of SLA soldiers to burn them without any trace, said. Colombo government has sent in a team of Sinhalese officers from Vavuniyaa to survey the areas and evaluate the extent of de-mining that has to be done, with the assistance of SLA, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

    Colombo has permitted de-mining in Mullaiththeevu district but no de-mining will be ever allowed by SLA in Mu’l’livaaikkaal and Puthukkudyiruppu area which were the places where the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians has been systematically carried out by SLA.

    Normally, officers of the humanitarian de-mining organizations carry out the survey and evaluation before engaging in de-mining.

    The Sinhalese evaluation officers had been sent instead of the local de-mining officials in North who are Tamils in order to conceal the facts about skeletal remains of Vanni victims from being exposed to the world. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  122. Impeccable Jim Gona

    Your demeaning remarks are only inflammatory to me

    You sneaked into this country stealthily with the presence of Vijayan deceiving Kuveni, the leader of Iyakkar caste.

    Then you jostled down our sacred temples and plundered the properties of the aboriginals and the Tamils.

    So the Apes … every where is just a figment of your sick imagination.

    You only encroached our land and your are stealing our properties

    Your comments here are usually spurious and absurd.

    You must stop using the expletives at me.

    Probably you ought to learn how to behave with another blogger.

    You must avoid exaggeration and see into every aspect before you bluff.

  123. Following the disclosure of five male corpses in a toilet pit in Ki’linochchi Monday Sri Lanka Army (SLA) had ordered all skeletal remains of persons assassinated or killed in war lying visibly in Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, an officer of a humanitarian de-mining organization who had personally seen some skeletal remains along the roads in Mullaiththeevu and the frantic efforts of SLA soldiers to burn them without any trace, said. Colombo government has sent in a team of Sinhalese officers from Vavuniyaa to survey the areas and evaluate the extent of de-mining that has to be done, with the assistance of SLA, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

    Colombo has permitted de-mining in Mullaiththeevu district but no de-mining will be ever allowed by SLA in Mu’l’livaaikkaal and Puthukkudyiruppu area which were the places where the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians has been systematically carried out by SLA.

    Normally, officers of the humanitarian de-mining organizations carry out the survey and evaluation before engaging in de-mining.

    The Sinhalese evaluation officers had been sent instead of the local de-mining officials in North who are Tamils in order to conceal the facts about skeletal remains of Vanni victims from being exposed to the world.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31880

  124. Dear Skeleton-hunting Eelamists,

    Bodies and skeletons will continue to be unearthed in SL for a long time to come. What did you expect to happen after a thirty-year war?

    Note the mad, racist language of the ever-more delusional Tamilnut report: "Sinhalese evaluation officers" etc. Pathetic.

    One skeleton will be conspicuous by its absence – that of Fatty Prabha. Shame, no?

    Anyway, back to Global Justice from Sri Lanka

    Hands that held weapons turn to bolster economy….

    "…150 former LTTE cadres who were rehabilitated by the government received their letters of appointment from the apparel manufacturer Tri Star Apparel Pte. Ltd in Vavuniya.

    They will enjoy the same salaries and all other benefits received by the others in the apparel group. The company is to employ a total of 1,200 former LTTE cadres in its factories at Trincomalee and Vavuniya."
    http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    Part one – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

  125. Part TWO – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

    So Amnesty International, who's causing Global Injustice here? The SL govt or increasingly deranged LTTE diaspora?

    The super-smart brainboxes of the pro-LTTE diaspora (who never actually held any weapons or faced combat) actively promote a boycott of Sri Lanka's economy.

    So who will be most affected by a boycott? Newly employed, ex-LTTE cadres, now learning to live in peace. Did I say ironic?

    Here's a typical pro-LTTE diaspora member Ramalamadingdongam of the TGTE in the UK.

    Sockalingam Yogalingam is currently working with “Act Now”, …to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka .."
    http://www.tgte.uk.net/electedcandidate.html

    Sockalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) is so smart that he's actively working to ensure that his war-ravaged fellowTamils (for whom he cares so much) in Sri Lanka will find it even more difficult to rebuild their lives.

    Sockalingam will continue to live in comfort in London. He has no plans to come to SL to help with the de-mining effort! :)

    Instead Sockalingam proudly showcases his work with a Labour MP at a boycott, preventing poor Sri Lankans (including recently war-displaced Tamils) from earning a living.
    http://tgteuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/yogi-2….

    Is he smart of super-smart or just slightly insane?

    I'm not sure who's causing more damage to the ordinary Sri Lankan Tamil citizen. Sinhala racists in Sri Lanka or pro-LTTE diaspora in the UK.

  126. Dear Skeleton-hunting Eelamists,

    Bodies and skeletons will continue to be unearthed in SL for a long time to come. What did you expect to happen after a thirty-year war?

    Note the mad, racist language of the ever-more delusional Tamilnut report: "Sinhalese evaluation officers" etc. Pathetic.

    One skeleton will be conspicuous by its absence – that of Fatty Prabha. Shame, no?

    Anyway, back to Global Justice from Sri Lanka

    Hands that held weapons turn to bolster economy….

    "…150 former LTTE cadres who were rehabilitated by the government received their letters of appointment from the apparel manufacturer Tri Star Apparel Pte. Ltd in Vavuniya.

    They will enjoy the same salaries and all other benefits received by the others in the apparel group. The company is to employ a total of 1,200 former LTTE cadres in its factories at Trincomalee and Vavuniya."
    http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    Part one – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

  127. Dear Skeleton-hunting Eelamists,

    Bodies and skeletons will continue to be unearthed in SL for a long time to come. What did you expect to happen after a thirty-year war?

    Note the mad, racist language of the ever-more delusional Tamilnut report: "Sinhalese evaluation officers" etc. Pathetic.

    One skeleton will be conspicuous by its absence – that of Fatty Prabha. Shame, no?

    Anyway, back to Global Justice from Sri Lanka

    Hands that held weapons turn to bolster economy….

    "…150 former LTTE cadres who were rehabilitated by the government received their letters of appointment from the apparel manufacturer Tri Star Apparel Pte. Ltd in Vavuniya.

    They will enjoy the same salaries and all other benefits received by the others in the apparel group. The company is to employ a total of 1,200 former LTTE cadres in its factories at Trincomalee and Vavuniya."
    http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&ni

    Part one – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

  128. Part TWO – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

    So Amnesty International, who's causing Global Injustice here? The SL govt or increasingly deranged LTTE diaspora?

    The super-smart brainboxes of the pro-LTTE diaspora (who never actually held any weapons or faced combat) actively promote a boycott of Sri Lanka's economy.

    So who will be most affected by a boycott? Newly employed, ex-LTTE cadres, now learning to live in peace. Did I say ironic?

    Here's a typical pro-LTTE diaspora member Ramalamadingdongam of the TGTE in the UK.

    Sockalingam Yogalingam is currently working with “Act Now”, …to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka .."
    http://www.tgte.uk.net/electedcandidate.html

    Sockalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) is so smart that he's actively working to ensure that his war-ravaged fellowTamils (for whom he cares so much) in Sri Lanka will find it even more difficult to rebuild their lives.

    Sockalingam will continue to live in comfort in London. He has no plans to come to SL to help with the de-mining effort! :)

    Instead Sockalingam proudly showcases his work with a Labour MP at a boycott, preventing poor Sri Lankans (including recently war-displaced Tamils) from earning a living.
    http://tgteuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/yogi-2….

    Is he smart of super-smart or just slightly insane?

    I'm not sure who's causing more damage to the ordinary Sri Lankan Tamil citizen. Sinhala racists in Sri Lanka or pro-LTTE diaspora in the UK.

  129. Part TWO – to evade AI's censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

    So Amnesty International, who's causing Global Injustice here? The SL govt or increasingly deranged LTTE diaspora?

    The super-smart brainboxes of the pro-LTTE diaspora (who never actually held any weapons or faced combat) actively promote a boycott of Sri Lanka's economy.

    So who will be most affected by a boycott? Newly employed, ex-LTTE cadres, now learning to live in peace. Did I say ironic?

    Here's a typical pro-LTTE diaspora member Ramalamadingdongam of the TGTE in the UK.

    Sockalingam Yogalingam is currently working with “Act Now”, …to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka .."
    http://www.tgte.uk.net/electedcandidate.html

    Sockalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) is so smart that he's actively working to ensure that his war-ravaged fellowTamils (for whom he cares so much) in Sri Lanka will find it even more difficult to rebuild their lives.

    Sockalingam will continue to live in comfort in London. He has no plans to come to SL to help with the de-mining effort! :)

    Instead Sockalingam proudly showcases his work with a Labour MP at a boycott, preventing poor Sri Lankans (including recently war-displaced Tamils) from earning a living.
    http://tgteuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/yogi-2….

    Is he smart of super-smart or just slightly insane?

    I'm not sure who's causing more damage to the ordinary Sri Lankan Tamil citizen. Sinhala racists in Sri Lanka or pro-LTTE diaspora in the UK.

  130. Puligal Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    First of all – Thank you ! Thank you !! and more Thank you's !!!!!! for writing back… Love it !!

    Your demeaning remarks are only inflammatory to me
    You sneaked into this country stealthily with the presence of Vijayan deceiving Kuveni, the leader of Iyakkar caste.

    Ane no…. I trust I am a descendant of that blood group of Yakka's and Naga's who were here before Vijaya's arrival and then mixed up with some of the crowd that came with Wijaya etc.. and then when the race Helayo's started with the then people of Sri Lanka. As I mentioned before, I also have a bit of British blood in me from my mothers side, So I am actually what you call a true Sri Lankan. Don't try to tell us that Yakka's and Naga's were Tamils, because no where in what ever history it is mentioned as that. They had their own way of doing things and their way of doing things have nothing to do with any of the rituals you have – I have studied this subject very deep, so don't try to mess around with me on that. This is a very long subject and totally out of topic in this forum.

    So Micro Puli, once again let me tell you that the term Apes has nothing to do with Tamils or the Aboriginal Tamils. It is to do with Terrorists so the following post of your is not valid and never will be Valid as far as the Term is concerned. Example – Adale Balasingham – Australian – Ape – Terrorist. Bin Laden – Arabian, Ape, Terrorist. Puligal – Mico Organism – Terrorist.

    Then you jostled down our sacred temples and plundered the properties of the aboriginals and the Tamils.So the Apes … every where is just a figment of your sick imagination.

    Hence, I really suggest you to take the posts of Me and EDE / Reductio, Print them, then go to your closest neighbour which I trust has a good command in English and get them to read it and explain to you further as to what we say. May be you will try and understand. You can also try a gentleman who knows Tamil and English who could may be translate it to you. This definitely will help you to understand what we say.

    BTW, don't forget to eat some dirt (Micro Organism) before you go to meet them, or if you have evolved to the next level by now, Eat a Banana and go !!

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

    Aja Says: June 1st, 2010 at 3:14 am
    Less than 12 hours the UN is desperate to investigate the 19 Palestinian human rights activities death Israel’s raid on a flotilla but more than 12 month pass by around 40 000 deaths caused by Sri Lanka’s government are not investigated . Why?

    When sri lanka its allies tested its weapons on tamils, 200 billions dollars on war, 3000 times air strike-more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical bombs, 5000-6000 shelled daily, over 50,000 people were killed within three month, No security council meeting held, but when North korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. Now
    Less than 12 hours the UN is desperate to investigate the 19 Palestinian human rights activities death Israel’s raid on a flotilla.
    Why??

  132. EDE,

    I just couldn't believe how true your post is…….. Actually, many rehabilitated former carders are working in a load of places now and being accepted in to the society. Most promising is that they are welcome by all communities of the country. They are being looked after very well by the people around.

    Also, around 300 couples were married legally. Child soldiers are given accommodation in Colombo and are studying at Hindu Collage in Ratmalana and Col – 04. Vocational training is given to those who have passed the age of schooling, but, primary education provided. Thousands of houses are coming up in the mine cleared areas and people are being re-settled. The streets and other transportation infra is coming up big time. New hospitals with latest facilities are build – I just can't end this list….

    I am also sorry that the puppets of AI actually don't look at crediting those who do good HR stuff. Prf. Peiris has clearly said that he will not take notice of AI due to the lack of professionalism they show since recent. He compared them to a bunch of jokers who are not suppose to be in such important organization and AI as a King's Palace turned in to a clowns house by these jokers.

    I am also counting days from 31st May 2010 to see how long it would take the AI Junta to post something against Israel's attack on the Aids Ship.

    There are many more things to add to your list, but, as you correctly mentioned, I don't because it is off topic and AI is ever willing to let us slip to use their dirty paws to block.

    As for the posers of Apelam here, I have seen a trend of them taking 2-3 days sometimes to answer certain questions. Do you know what it means ?? May be they do consult others before they post here !!!!!

  133. Dear Skeleton-hunting Eelamists,

    Bodies and skeletons will continue to be unearthed in SL for a long time to come. What did you expect to happen after a thirty-year war?

    Note the mad, racist language of the ever-more delusional Tamilnut report: “Sinhalese evaluation officers” etc. Pathetic.

    One skeleton will be conspicuous by its absence – that of Fatty Prabha. Shame, no?

    Anyway, back to Global Justice from Sri Lanka

    Hands that held weapons turn to bolster economy….

    “…150 former LTTE cadres who were rehabilitated by the government received their letters of appointment from the apparel manufacturer Tri Star Apparel Pte. Ltd in Vavuniya.

    They will enjoy the same salaries and all other benefits received by the others in the apparel group. The company is to employ a total of 1,200 former LTTE cadres in its factories at Trincomalee and Vavuniya.

    http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&nid=305

    Part one – to evade AI’s censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

  134. Part TWO – to evade AI’s censors who have no problems with Eelamist posting their irrelevant news stories from across the interweb.

    So Amnesty International, who’s causing Global Injustice here? The SL govt or increasingly deranged LTTE diaspora?

    The super-smart brainboxes of the pro-LTTE diaspora (who never actually held any weapons or faced combat) actively promote a boycott of Sri Lanka’s economy.

    So who will be most affected by a boycott? Newly employed, ex-LTTE cadres, now learning to live in peace. Did I say ironic?

    Here’s a typical pro-LTTE diaspora member Ramalamadingdongam of the TGTE in the UK.

    Sockalingam Yogalingam is currently working with “Act Now”, …to boycott M&S, Gap and other British/Western companies who import products from Sri Lanka ..”

    http://www.tgte.uk.net/electedcandidate.html

    Sockalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) is so smart that he’s actively working to ensure that his war-ravaged fellowTamils (for whom he cares so much) in Sri Lanka will find it even more difficult to rebuild their lives.

    Sockalingam will continue to live in comfort in London. He has no plans to come to SL to help with the de-mining effort! :)

    Instead Sockalingam proudly showcases his work with a Labour MP at a boycott, preventing poor Sri Lankans (including recently war-displaced Tamils) from earning a living.

    http://tgteuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/yogi-2.jpg

    Is he smart of super-smart or just slightly insane?

    I’m not sure who’s causing more damage to the ordinary Sri Lankan Tamil citizen. Sinhala racists in Sri Lanka or pro-LTTE diaspora in the UK.

  135. Eelam delenda est

    Do you mean that displaying the barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils frequently using strident words, and, on occasion, criminal negligence, and sometimes more sinister behaviors boil down to the conclusion that it's a super race?

    I don't think so

    Furthermore, you stir up the naive Tamils naming Sockalingam as a crazy name, crazy guy which is hurtfull to the heart

    You would be better to lay a wet blanket and sheathe the sword.

    If you have stopped all these acts, they might have otherwise reach out a helping hand to uplift Tamil nation.

    We are all-human beings.

    Of course we are preened to claim it.

    We weren't evolved from an animal.

    The ulterior motive of abetting Tamils at certain intervals is to chase them away and to capture their lands.

    But, when the reality skins in, you all will break down in tears reminiscing the
    atrocities you have committed to the Tamils.

  136. Puligal Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    First of all – Thank you ! Thank you !! and more Thank you’s !!!!!! for writing back… Love it !!

    Your demeaning remarks are only inflammatory to me
    You sneaked into this country stealthily with the presence of Vijayan deceiving Kuveni, the leader of Iyakkar caste.

    Ane no…. I trust I am a descendant of that blood group of Yakka’s and Naga’s who were here before Vijaya’s arrival and then mixed up with some of the crowd that came with Wijaya etc.. and then when the race Helayo’s started with the then people of Sri Lanka. As I mentioned before, I also have a bit of British blood in me from my mothers side, So I am actually what you call a true Sri Lankan. Don’t try to tell us that Yakka’s and Naga’s were Tamils, because no where in what ever history it is mentioned as that. They had their own way of doing things and their way of doing things have nothing to do with any of the rituals you have – I have studied this subject very deep, so don’t try to mess around with me on that. This is a very long subject and totally out of topic in this forum.

    So Micro Puli, once again let me tell you that the term Apes has nothing to do with Tamils or the Aboriginal Tamils. It is to do with Terrorists so the following post of your is not valid and never will be Valid as far as the Term is concerned. Example – Adale Balasingham – Australian – Ape – Terrorist. Bin Laden – Arabian, Ape, Terrorist. Puligal – Mico Organism – Terrorist.

    Then you jostled down our sacred temples and plundered the properties of the aboriginals and the Tamils.So the Apes … every where is just a figment of your sick imagination.

    Hence, I really suggest you to take the posts of Me and EDE / Reductio, Print them, then go to your closest neighbour which I trust has a good command in English and get them to read it and explain to you further as to what we say. May be you will try and understand. You can also try a gentleman who knows Tamil and English who could may be translate it to you. This definitely will help you to understand what we say.

    BTW, don’t forget to eat some dirt (Micro Organism) before you go to meet them, or if you have evolved to the next level by now, Eat a Banana and go !!

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

    Aja Says: June 1st, 2010 at 3:14 am
    Less than 12 hours the UN is desperate to investigate the 19 Palestinian human rights activities death Israel’s raid on a flotilla but more than 12 month pass by around 40 000 deaths caused by Sri Lanka’s government are not investigated . Why?

    When sri lanka its allies tested its weapons on tamils, 200 billions dollars on war, 3000 times air strike-more than the explosive used in Hiroshima, cluster bombs, chemical bombs, 5000-6000 shelled daily, over 50,000 people were killed within three month, No security council meeting held, but when North korea tested one bomb underground, immediate meeting held. Now
    Less than 12 hours the UN is desperate to investigate the 19 Palestinian human rights activities death Israel’s raid on a flotilla.
    Why??

  138. EDE,

    I just couldn’t believe how true your post is…….. Actually, many rehabilitated former carders are working in a load of places now and being accepted in to the society. Most promising is that they are welcome by all communities of the country. They are being looked after very well by the people around.

    Also, around 300 couples were married legally. Child soldiers are given accommodation in Colombo and are studying at Hindu Collage in Ratmalana and Col – 04. Vocational training is given to those who have passed the age of schooling, but, primary education provided. Thousands of houses are coming up in the mine cleared areas and people are being re-settled. The streets and other transportation infra is coming up big time. New hospitals with latest facilities are build – I just can’t end this list….

    I am also sorry that the puppets of AI actually don’t look at crediting those who do good HR stuff. Prf. Peiris has clearly said that he will not take notice of AI due to the lack of professionalism they show since recent. He compared them to a bunch of jokers who are not suppose to be in such important organization and AI as a King’s Palace turned in to a clowns house by these jokers.

    I am also counting days from 31st May 2010 to see how long it would take the AI Junta to post something against Israel’s attack on the Aids Ship.

    There are many more things to add to your list, but, as you correctly mentioned, I don’t because it is off topic and AI is ever willing to let us slip to use their dirty paws to block.

    As for the posers of Apelam here, I have seen a trend of them taking 2-3 days sometimes to answer certain questions. Do you know what it means ?? May be they do consult others before they post here !!!!!

  139. More evidence of Global Justice

    War-damaged Kilinochchi hospital back in business http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=8295

    "The Kilinochchi hospital damaged during heavy fighting between government troops and the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka was re-opened yesterday with the assistance of the UN children’s fund Unicef, officials said."

    "The government has yet to clear mines left behind during the conflict and some of the displaced people’s villages are in areas still off limits until completion of mine clearance."

    This hospital was previously LTTE command HQ and Fatty's hiding place now a decent hospital to serve the community.
    Thank you UNICEF.

    Compare and contrast – Festivals of Light and Death

    Sri Lanka's many and varied festivals encompassing all ethnic and religious groups. Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim etc.
    http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550

    The above is specially for the frustrated pro-LTTE crowd. I can see a great deal of Global Justice being created in these festivals.

    Contrast with the LTTE's favourite festival, Pongu Thamil, which glorifies and celebrates terrorism, murder, sudden death and suicide bombers.

    The 2010 Pongu Tamil (or is it Pongku Thamizh) won't be quite as much fun as last year but it'll certainly be cheaper, since the maps of SL showing the borders of Eelam will be much, much smaller. What a difference a year makes…
    http://tinyurl.com/yg8bfch

    Prof Puilgal – I really don't know what you're talking about. Can you write more clearly or get someone who understands English better to write it for you? :)

    Here's another crazy guy with a crazy name: Deluxon Morris, another TGTE member.

  140. More evidence of Global Justice

    War-damaged Kilinochchi hospital back in business http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=8295

    "The Kilinochchi hospital damaged during heavy fighting between government troops and the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka was re-opened yesterday with the assistance of the UN children’s fund Unicef, officials said."

    "The government has yet to clear mines left behind during the conflict and some of the displaced people’s villages are in areas still off limits until completion of mine clearance."

    This hospital was previously LTTE command HQ and Fatty's hiding place now a decent hospital to serve the community.
    Thank you UNICEF.

    Compare and contrast – Festivals of Light and Death

    Sri Lanka's many and varied festivals encompassing all ethnic and religious groups. Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim etc.
    http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550

    The above is specially for the frustrated pro-LTTE crowd. I can see a great deal of Global Justice being created in these festivals.

    Contrast with the LTTE's favourite festival, Pongu Thamil, which glorifies and celebrates terrorism, murder, sudden death and suicide bombers.

    The 2010 Pongu Tamil (or is it Pongku Thamizh) won't be quite as much fun as last year but it'll certainly be cheaper, since the maps of SL showing the borders of Eelam will be much, much smaller. What a difference a year makes…
    http://tinyurl.com/yg8bfch

    Prof Puilgal – I really don't know what you're talking about. Can you write more clearly or get someone who understands English better to write it for you? :)

    Here's another crazy guy with a crazy name: Deluxon Morris, another TGTE member.

  141. More evidence of Global Justice

    War-damaged Kilinochchi hospital back in business http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=8295

    "The Kilinochchi hospital damaged during heavy fighting between government troops and the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka was re-opened yesterday with the assistance of the UN children’s fund Unicef, officials said."

    "The government has yet to clear mines left behind during the conflict and some of the displaced people’s villages are in areas still off limits until completion of mine clearance."

    This hospital was previously LTTE command HQ and Fatty's hiding place now a decent hospital to serve the community.
    Thank you UNICEF.

    Compare and contrast – Festivals of Light and Death

    Sri Lanka's many and varied festivals encompassing all ethnic and religious groups. Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim etc.
    http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550

    The above is specially for the frustrated pro-LTTE crowd. I can see a great deal of Global Justice being created in these festivals.

    Contrast with the LTTE's favourite festival, Pongu Thamil, which glorifies and celebrates terrorism, murder, sudden death and suicide bombers.

    The 2010 Pongu Tamil (or is it Pongku Thamizh) won't be quite as much fun as last year but it'll certainly be cheaper, since the maps of SL showing the borders of Eelam will be much, much smaller. What a difference a year makes…
    http://tinyurl.com/yg8bfch

    Prof Puilgal – I really don't know what you're talking about. Can you write more clearly or get someone who understands English better to write it for you? :)

    Here's another crazy guy with a crazy name: Deluxon Morris, another TGTE member.

  142. Eelam delenda est

    Do you mean that displaying the barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils frequently using strident words, and, on occasion, criminal negligence, and sometimes more sinister behaviors boil down to the conclusion that it’s a super race?

    I don’t think so

    Furthermore, you stir up the naive Tamils naming Sockalingam as a crazy name, crazy guy which is hurtfull to the heart

    You would be better to lay a wet blanket and sheathe the sword.

    If you have stopped all these acts, they might have otherwise reach out a helping hand to uplift Tamil nation.

    We are all-human beings.

    Of course we are preened to claim it.

    We weren’t evolved from an animal.

    The ulterior motive of abetting Tamils at certain intervals is to chase them away and to capture their lands.

    But, when the reality skins in, you all will break down in tears reminiscing the
    atrocities you have committed to the Tamils.

  143. Thanks all the Stars who decided to boycott sri lanka, Please expose the war crime against Humanity which should not happen to Human anywhere in the World. War criminals are still touring the world.

    Stars pull out of Bollywood Oscars amid Sri Lanka ‘war crime’ protests http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    Top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan have pulled out of the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, which begins in Colombo tomorrow, following protests over alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war with the Tamil Tigers.

    Sri Lanka had hoped to repair its battered international image and revive its tourist industry by hosting the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, just over a year after the Tigers’ defeat last May.

    The absence of several Indian stars is now throwing a fresh spotlight on alleged rights abuses in the last stages of the war, during which rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed, many by army shelling.

    Most damaging of all is the apparent withdrawal of Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA’s brand ambassador and patriarch of Bollywood’s first family, who met Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo in April to help promote the event.

    Thanks CH 4 & AI

    Sri Lanka coverage success for Channel 4 News at Amnesty Media Awards http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entert
    In the TV News Category, the team behind Channel 4 News' Sri Lanka coverage won against stiff competition from Sky's "Falujah Babies" report and another Channel 4 News piece – Nick Martin's report from Ciudad Juarez on child trafficking across the US border.

  144. More evidence of Global Justice

    War-damaged Kilinochchi hospital back in business
    http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=8295

    “The Kilinochchi hospital damaged during heavy fighting between government troops and the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka was re-opened yesterday with the assistance of the UN children’s fund Unicef, officials said.”

    “The government has yet to clear mines left behind during the conflict and some of the displaced people’s villages are in areas still off limits until completion of mine clearance.”

    This hospital was previously LTTE command HQ and Fatty’s hiding place now a decent hospital to serve the community.
    Thank you UNICEF.

    Compare and contrast – Festivals of Light and Death

    Sri Lanka’s many and varied festivals encompassing all ethnic and religious groups. Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim etc.

    http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550833

    The above is specially for the frustrated pro-LTTE crowd. I can see a great deal of Global Justice being created in these festivals.

    Contrast with the LTTE’s favourite festival, Pongu Thamil, which glorifies and celebrates terrorism, murder, sudden death and suicide bombers.

    The 2010 Pongu Tamil (or is it Pongku Thamizh) won’t be quite as much fun as last year but it’ll certainly be cheaper, since the maps of SL showing the borders of Eelam will be much, much smaller. What a difference a year makes…

    http://tinyurl.com/yg8bfch

    Prof Puilgal – I really don’t know what you’re talking about. Can you write more clearly or get someone who understands English better to write it for you? :)

    Here’s another crazy guy with a crazy name: Deluxon Morris, another TGTE member.

  145. Thanks all the Stars who decided to boycott sri lanka, Please expose the war crime against Humanity which should not happen to Human anywhere in the World. War criminals are still touring the world.

    Stars pull out of Bollywood Oscars amid Sri Lanka ‘war crime’ protests http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    Top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan have pulled out of the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, which begins in Colombo tomorrow, following protests over alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war with the Tamil Tigers.

    Sri Lanka had hoped to repair its battered international image and revive its tourist industry by hosting the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, just over a year after the Tigers’ defeat last May.

    The absence of several Indian stars is now throwing a fresh spotlight on alleged rights abuses in the last stages of the war, during which rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed, many by army shelling.

    Most damaging of all is the apparent withdrawal of Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA’s brand ambassador and patriarch of Bollywood’s first family, who met Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo in April to help promote the event.

    Thanks CH 4 & AI

    Sri Lanka coverage success for Channel 4 News at Amnesty Media Awards http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entert
    In the TV News Category, the team behind Channel 4 News' Sri Lanka coverage won against stiff competition from Sky's "Falujah Babies" report and another Channel 4 News piece – Nick Martin's report from Ciudad Juarez on child trafficking across the US border.

  146. Thanks all the Stars who decided to boycott sri lanka, Please expose the war crime against Humanity which should not happen to Human anywhere in the World. War criminals are still touring the world.

    Stars pull out of Bollywood Oscars amid Sri Lanka ‘war crime’ protests http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/
    Top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan have pulled out of the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, which begins in Colombo tomorrow, following protests over alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war with the Tamil Tigers.

    Sri Lanka had hoped to repair its battered international image and revive its tourist industry by hosting the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, just over a year after the Tigers’ defeat last May.

    The absence of several Indian stars is now throwing a fresh spotlight on alleged rights abuses in the last stages of the war, during which rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed, many by army shelling.

    Most damaging of all is the apparent withdrawal of Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA’s brand ambassador and patriarch of Bollywood’s first family, who met Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo in April to help promote the event.

    Thanks CH 4 & AI

    Sri Lanka coverage success for Channel 4 News at Amnesty Media Awards http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entert
    In the TV News Category, the team behind Channel 4 News' Sri Lanka coverage won against stiff competition from Sky's "Falujah Babies" report and another Channel 4 News piece – Nick Martin's report from Ciudad Juarez on child trafficking across the US border.

  147. So AI and Channel 4 are scratching each other's backs to promote the fake SL atrocity video. How surprising.

    I note C4's weasel words: "airing of a video purporting to show Tamil soldiers being executed, and the eventual UN verdict that authenticated that video."

    As usual, wrong on both counts. Alston's declaration of authenticity is worthless because his own experts have said "establishing the authenticityof a disputed multimedia (video and audio) recording to a high degree of scientific certainty is highly problematic…" Duh!

    A commenter on The Guardian's already written the best demolition of this fake video / method acting master-class.

    "I still maintain the Channel 4 video was trash.

    All Alston's experts have done is confirm that the videos could have been taken on a mobile phone and could have described somebody being shot. There is no 'expert evidence' produced that the videos were shot in Sri Lanka, that the people involved are Lankan soldiers and LTTE detainees, or that the killing was real and not simulated.

    The Lankan government had produced reports claiming that the video had first been shot on a video camera and then transferred to mobile phone, and that the sound track was not consistent in timing with the actual events described. It was this that Alston called in 'experts' to analyze, thus his description of the matter as a Technical Report. I do tend to agree with the Lankan government that Alston acted highly unprofessionally in sending the reports to the Lankan government the eve of the presentation, thus giving it no time to analyze them or ask the experts it had commissioned for their analysis.

    The fact remains that Channel 4 aired a video whose provenance and authenticity as a genuine document as opposed to simulated propaganda it had no evidence of, as it happily admitted. The video had taken seven months to surface and there was no information given as to how it had reached the so-called dissident journalist organization in Germany. To demand a full-blown human rights enquiry on that basis is irresponsible; where on earth does the government start when the people who have the evidence refuse to give it."

  148. Thanks all the Stars who decided to boycott sri lanka, Please expose the war crime against Humanity which should not happen to Human anywhere in the World. War criminals are still touring the world.

    Stars pull out of Bollywood Oscars amid Sri Lanka ‘war crime’ protests
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7142345.ece
    Top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan have pulled out of the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, which begins in Colombo tomorrow, following protests over alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war with the Tamil Tigers.

    Sri Lanka had hoped to repair its battered international image and revive its tourist industry by hosting the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, just over a year after the Tigers’ defeat last May.

    The absence of several Indian stars is now throwing a fresh spotlight on alleged rights abuses in the last stages of the war, during which rights groups estimate that tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed, many by army shelling.

    Most damaging of all is the apparent withdrawal of Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA’s brand ambassador and patriarch of Bollywood’s first family, who met Sri Lanka’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo in April to help promote the event.

    Thanks CH 4 & AI

    Sri Lanka coverage success for Channel 4 News at Amnesty Media Awards
    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entertainment/sri+lanka+success+for+channel+4+news+at+amnesty+media+awards/3666637
    In the TV News Category, the team behind Channel 4 News’ Sri Lanka coverage won against stiff competition from Sky’s “Falujah Babies” report and another Channel 4 News piece – Nick Martin’s report from Ciudad Juarez on child trafficking across the US border.

  149. So AI and Channel 4 are scratching each other’s backs to promote the fake SL atrocity video. How surprising.

    I note C4′s weasel words: “airing of a video purporting to show Tamil soldiers being executed, and the eventual UN verdict that authenticated that video.”

    As usual, wrong on both counts. Alston’s declaration of authenticity is worthless because his own experts have said “establishing the authenticityof a disputed multimedia (video and audio) recording to a high degree of scientific certainty is highly problematic…” Duh!

    A commenter on The Guardian’s already written the best demolition of this fake video / method acting master-class.

    “I still maintain the Channel 4 video was trash.

    All Alston’s experts have done is confirm that the videos could have been taken on a mobile phone and could have described somebody being shot. There is no ‘expert evidence’ produced that the videos were shot in Sri Lanka, that the people involved are Lankan soldiers and LTTE detainees, or that the killing was real and not simulated.

    The Lankan government had produced reports claiming that the video had first been shot on a video camera and then transferred to mobile phone, and that the sound track was not consistent in timing with the actual events described. It was this that Alston called in ‘experts’ to analyze, thus his description of the matter as a Technical Report. I do tend to agree with the Lankan government that Alston acted highly unprofessionally in sending the reports to the Lankan government the eve of the presentation, thus giving it no time to analyze them or ask the experts it had commissioned for their analysis.

    The fact remains that Channel 4 aired a video whose provenance and authenticity as a genuine document as opposed to simulated propaganda it had no evidence of, as it happily admitted. The video had taken seven months to surface and there was no information given as to how it had reached the so-called dissident journalist organization in Germany. To demand a full-blown human rights enquiry on that basis is irresponsible; where on earth does the government start when the people who have the evidence refuse to give it.”

  150. Even more Global Justice & Lessons Learnt from Sri Lanka.

    Northern Sinhala IDPs to be resettled in Madhu
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/03/news11.html

    These forgotten IDPs, victims of the only genuine, certified case of ethnic cleansing in SL, carried out by the LTTE (and supported by the pro-LTTE diaspora), are being re-settled in Madhu.

    They were evicted in 1985 and most have spent over 25 years in IDP camps.

    They're not returning to their homes because of pressure from AI or HRW or the UN. They're returning because SL destroyed and crushed the LTTE.

    A useful Lesson Learnt, no?

  151. Even more Global Justice & Lessons Learnt from Sri Lanka.

    Northern Sinhala IDPs to be resettled in Madhu
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/03/news11.html

    These forgotten IDPs, victims of the only genuine, certified case of ethnic cleansing in SL, carried out by the LTTE (and supported by the pro-LTTE diaspora), are being re-settled in Madhu.

    They were evicted in 1985 and most have spent over 25 years in IDP camps.

    They're not returning to their homes because of pressure from AI or HRW or the UN. They're returning because SL destroyed and crushed the LTTE.

    A useful Lesson Learnt, no?

  152. Even more Global Justice & Lessons Learnt from Sri Lanka.

    Northern Sinhala IDPs to be resettled in Madhu
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/03/news11.html

    These forgotten IDPs, victims of the only genuine, certified case of ethnic cleansing in SL, carried out by the LTTE (and supported by the pro-LTTE diaspora), are being re-settled in Madhu.

    They were evicted in 1985 and most have spent over 25 years in IDP camps.

    They're not returning to their homes because of pressure from AI or HRW or the UN. They're returning because SL destroyed and crushed the LTTE.

    A useful Lesson Learnt, no?

  153. Impeccable Jim Gona

    Chuckle headed pest !

    You are racist Mahavamsa !!

    And the problem is not whether you has read Mahavamsa or not.

    But, you still labour under its branwashed influence to hate the Tamils.

    Mahavamsa contains a lot of scurrilous points which ruin the reputation of Tamils.

    The pages which are written to disparage and slander the Tamils should be expurgated in order to make it a true historical book.

    But, I fear whether even a few papers will be left in the book itself or not after removing them.

    Some true facts should be introduced instead of those spurious claims to get rid of the excoriating reviews from the people of other religions.

    If not, it's just a denial of reality.

    Well, as you said before the details about ancient Srilanka and its relationship with other countries in various sectors such as culture, religion, trade, power(aristocracy) and agriculture are illustrated in detail.

    It may abound in technical procedures to smelt the metal to make and carve into coins, the prehistoric monuments, antiquities, the early deprivations of kings, the abdications, the coronation of kings, the habits of aboriginals and the expeditions.

    At the same time it portraits Tamils as invaders and sworn enemies of Sinhalese solely because the author was a Sinhala person and a vile racist.

    He digressed from truth and morality to implant the racial thoughts in the minds of Sinhalese.

    The Tamil kings incurred the displeasure because he had already created an aptitude of aversing and demeaning Tamils which were found really inflammatory to them.

  154. Puligal Says:
    June 3rd, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona

    Chuckle headed pest !

    I trust you "mentally underdeveloped Ape "wanted to call me a "Knuckle Headed Pest" – Hope you get it right the next time :) !!

    You are racist Mahavamsa !!
    And the problem is not whether you has read Mahavamsa or not.
    But, you still labour under its branwashed influence to hate the Tamils.

    You brainless Idiot !!!

    There is not requirement to stand by the Mahavansa – I haven't read it at all….

    There is something called Archeological findings and Historians reports based on the study of society, culture and other anthropological matter – I hope you haven't come to that stage as yet, because, hey presto !! We study about you guys – the ancient humans – LOL – Neanderthals and life before that – Homo Erectus, Micro Organisms, single cells etc – LOL !!! :D Boooo !!

    I told you not to even think of arguing with me on the history of the soil and anything to do with it, because, I have studied and still studying all about the history and the pre-history !! You my friends are pups compared to the knowledge I posses in this area – and this is not my own study, it is what a load of professors from various countries do with us. So "Nayata Gahala Polla waradda gannna epa" – "Don't burn your fingers by trying to do things you are totally bad at" – LOL !!

    And, No body hates Tamils than the LTTE (i.e. mentally underdeveloped people like you, Adela Balaweda etc) !!!!!!!

    You wanna know why ??????????????????????????????????

  155. Also about Mahavansa !

    You can slam it all you want, but, it is accepted world over as the only document that has a full written history of a country !!!!!!

    Also, it was written by several people throughout history and not a single person. All can't have the same thoughts ??

    Also there are parallel documents as Deega wansa, Chula Wansa, etc, that were written during certain periods of time which do not show any discrepancy with the content of Maha Vansa.

    FYI, as per Maha Wansa, What you slam as Singhalees today are people who were here already. Vijaya came and started a monarchy, but, from Pandukabhaya, who was a Yakka him self, it was the original people who ruled this land…. So how can you say that they had different rituals ????? These people since Vijaya, did mix around with many others. Do you also know that there was a Greek Colany in Panduwasnuwara around Pandukabaya's era ?????? What do you call the decendents of their blood that was mixed with the so called originals of this country ????? You talking rubbish no my son !!!

    If you really need a history lesson – let me know, I will give you my mail address and write to you separately. No need to waste the space here !

  156. Jim Gona (JG)

    It's crystal clear whyJG is hated by many people. I

    It's because he tries to sell everyone out and to stumble down the progress of SL.

    He wants to talk over everyone into nodding their heads to admit his accusations.

    If not, he will go to whatever extent to degrade them.

    We should not leave him to cyber bully us.

    I still have the presence of mind to oppose his views.

    He deserves to be ticked off for creating so much trouble and causing inconvenience to all of us.

    While laying aside his problems, he rattles on my affairs for no reason.

    He crack up himself while writing an insipid harangue.

    So, he has not still got self-satisfaction or complacence but at the same time he doesn't know how to be polite or complaisant with another blogger.

    My gnawing headache only develops after reading his posts.

    Tell me..who can tolerate or put up when one tries to cyber bully this much?

  157. Dear all,

    I admit that I was wrong. I understand why we should not compare Tamils to LTTE. All Tamils are not LTTE and LTTE indeed did mistakes like killing innocent people and killing all our Tamil leaders. Now we have no proper leaders left. We have to start supporting the existing Tamil leaders like Douglas Devanandan to help Sri Lanka become a better place for all our people to live happily with all other communities there. We should be ashamed of our selves for supporting LTTE to use innocent children in war and innocent people as human shield during the last phase of war. WE should have gathered and denounced LTTE for shooting at our own people when they wanted to escape. We should commend the sri lankan government for all the good work they are doing now to establish peace in sri lanka and for all the good they are doing for our own people in north.

  158. Even more Global Justice & Lessons Learnt from Sri Lanka.

    Northern Sinhala IDPs to be resettled in Madhu

    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/03/news11.html

    These forgotten IDPs, victims of the only genuine, certified case of ethnic cleansing in SL, carried out by the LTTE (and supported by the pro-LTTE diaspora), are being re-settled in Madhu.

    They were evicted in 1985 and most have spent over 25 years in IDP camps.

    They’re not returning to their homes because of pressure from AI or HRW or the UN. They’re returning because SL destroyed and crushed the LTTE.

    A useful Lesson Learnt, no?

  159. Impeccable Jim Gona

    Chuckle headed pest !

    You are racist Mahavamsa !!

    And the problem is not whether you has read Mahavamsa or not.

    But, you still labour under its branwashed influence to hate the Tamils.

    Mahavamsa contains a lot of scurrilous points which ruin the reputation of Tamils.

    The pages which are written to disparage and slander the Tamils should be expurgated in order to make it a true historical book.

    But, I fear whether even a few papers will be left in the book itself or not after removing them.

    Some true facts should be introduced instead of those spurious claims to get rid of the excoriating reviews from the people of other religions.

    If not, it’s just a denial of reality.

    Well, as you said before the details about ancient Srilanka and its relationship with other countries in various sectors such as culture, religion, trade, power(aristocracy) and agriculture are illustrated in detail.

    It may abound in technical procedures to smelt the metal to make and carve into coins, the prehistoric monuments, antiquities, the early deprivations of kings, the abdications, the coronation of kings, the habits of aboriginals and the expeditions.

    At the same time it portraits Tamils as invaders and sworn enemies of Sinhalese solely because the author was a Sinhala person and a vile racist.

    He digressed from truth and morality to implant the racial thoughts in the minds of Sinhalese.

    The Tamil kings incurred the displeasure because he had already created an aptitude of aversing and demeaning Tamils which were found really inflammatory to them.

  160. Last week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa completed 40 years in politics. But all the experience and diplomatic acumen collected over four decades could not prevent him from losing his cool in an interview, also held last week, to the Al Jazeera television channel.

    “You don’t ask that from the Americans! You don’t go and ask that of the British about Iraq, or Afghanistan or what is happening in Pakistan? Be fair with us…be fair with us… don’t treat Sri Lanka like this because we defeated terrorism,’’ Rajapaksa said when asked uncomfortable questions on human rights violations.

    Usually, Rajapaksa is charming, even disarmingly frank with reporters during interactions. But some commentators on the web saw this chink in his armour of affability as an increasing weariness on the question of rights abuse during the last phase of the civil war.

    Interestingly, Rajapaksa was made professor emeritus at the Visva-Bharathi University in the late 1990s for his record as a human rights activist. This was after he delivered a lecture on human rights – on involuntary disappearances — at a Deharadun-based human rights organisation; the seminar was jointly organised by India’s National Human Rights Commission.

  161. Puligal Says:
    June 3rd, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona

    Chuckle headed pest !

    I trust you “mentally underdeveloped Ape “wanted to call me a “Knuckle Headed Pest” – Hope you get it right the next time :) !!

    You are racist Mahavamsa !!
    And the problem is not whether you has read Mahavamsa or not.
    But, you still labour under its branwashed influence to hate the Tamils.

    You brainless Idiot !!!

    There is not requirement to stand by the Mahavansa – I haven’t read it at all….

    There is something called Archeological findings and Historians reports based on the study of society, culture and other anthropological matter – I hope you haven’t come to that stage as yet, because, hey presto !! We study about you guys – the ancient humans – LOL – Neanderthals and life before that – Homo Erectus, Micro Organisms, single cells etc – LOL !!! :D Boooo !!

    I told you not to even think of arguing with me on the history of the soil and anything to do with it, because, I have studied and still studying all about the history and the pre-history !! You my friends are pups compared to the knowledge I posses in this area – and this is not my own study, it is what a load of professors from various countries do with us. So “Nayata Gahala Polla waradda gannna epa” – “Don’t burn your fingers by trying to do things you are totally bad at” – LOL !!

    And, No body hates Tamils than the LTTE (i.e. mentally underdeveloped people like you, Adela Balaweda etc) !!!!!!!

    You wanna know why ??????????????????????????????????

  162. Also about Mahavansa !

    You can slam it all you want, but, it is accepted world over as the only document that has a full written history of a country !!!!!!

    Also, it was written by several people throughout history and not a single person. All can’t have the same thoughts ??

    Also there are parallel documents as Deega wansa, Chula Wansa, etc, that were written during certain periods of time which do not show any discrepancy with the content of Maha Vansa.

    FYI, as per Maha Wansa, What you slam as Singhalees today are people who were here already. Vijaya came and started a monarchy, but, from Pandukabhaya, who was a Yakka him self, it was the original people who ruled this land…. So how can you say that they had different rituals ????? These people since Vijaya, did mix around with many others. Do you also know that there was a Greek Colany in Panduwasnuwara around Pandukabaya’s era ?????? What do you call the decendents of their blood that was mixed with the so called originals of this country ????? You talking rubbish no my son !!!

    If you really need a history lesson – let me know, I will give you my mail address and write to you separately. No need to waste the space here !

  163. Jim Gona (JG)

    It’s crystal clear whyJG is hated by many people. I

    It’s because he tries to sell everyone out and to stumble down the progress of SL.

    He wants to talk over everyone into nodding their heads to admit his accusations.

    If not, he will go to whatever extent to degrade them.

    We should not leave him to cyber bully us.

    I still have the presence of mind to oppose his views.

    He deserves to be ticked off for creating so much trouble and causing inconvenience to all of us.

    While laying aside his problems, he rattles on my affairs for no reason.

    He crack up himself while writing an insipid harangue.

    So, he has not still got self-satisfaction or complacence but at the same time he doesn’t know how to be polite or complaisant with another blogger.

    My gnawing headache only develops after reading his posts.

    Tell me..who can tolerate or put up when one tries to cyber bully this much?

  164. Dear all,

    I admit that I was wrong. I understand why we should not compare Tamils to LTTE. All Tamils are not LTTE and LTTE indeed did mistakes like killing innocent people and killing all our Tamil leaders. Now we have no proper leaders left. We have to start supporting the existing Tamil leaders like Douglas Devanandan to help Sri Lanka become a better place for all our people to live happily with all other communities there. We should be ashamed of our selves for supporting LTTE to use innocent children in war and innocent people as human shield during the last phase of war. WE should have gathered and denounced LTTE for shooting at our own people when they wanted to escape. We should commend the sri lankan government for all the good work they are doing now to establish peace in sri lanka and for all the good they are doing for our own people in north.

  165. Last week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa completed 40 years in politics. But all the experience and diplomatic acumen collected over four decades could not prevent him from losing his cool in an interview, also held last week, to the Al Jazeera television channel.

    “You don’t ask that from the Americans! You don’t go and ask that of the British about Iraq, or Afghanistan or what is happening in Pakistan? Be fair with us…be fair with us… don’t treat Sri Lanka like this because we defeated terrorism,’’ Rajapaksa said when asked uncomfortable questions on human rights violations.

    Usually, Rajapaksa is charming, even disarmingly frank with reporters during interactions. But some commentators on the web saw this chink in his armour of affability as an increasing weariness on the question of rights abuse during the last phase of the civil war.

    Interestingly, Rajapaksa was made professor emeritus at the Visva-Bharathi University in the late 1990s for his record as a human rights activist. This was after he delivered a lecture on human rights – on involuntary disappearances — at a Deharadun-based human rights organisation; the seminar was jointly organised by India’s National Human Rights Commission.

  166. More Global Injustice & Lessons Learnt from Pres. Obama's government!

    Our old friend, Prof Philip Alston doesn't like the CIA assassinating suspected Al-Quaeda leaders (away from the 'battlefield') via unmanned drone strikes.

    "Thus, rather than using drone strikes, US forces should, wherever and whenever possible, conduct arrests or use less-than-lethal force to restrain." http://tinyurl.com/332wo8g

    Yup, I can really see that happening in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan and Yemen.

    Hundreds of innocent Afghan civilians have been killed in these CIA-controlled drone strikes.

    We demand an immediate UN investigation, fully supported by AI, HRW and the rest into this terrible breach of International Law and senior Al-Quaeda leaders' right to go about their business planning attacks on Western & allied civilian and military targets.

    Oh. Wait a minute. The US isn't party to the ICC so cannot be prosecuted. But the UK is and they also use drone strikes.

    Come on Amnesty, justify your high operating costs in London and launch a legal action against the UK Armed Forces operating in Afghanistan (under US command) for these injudicious drone strikes.

    If you don't, people may suspect that you simply don't have the courage to take on Western countries' HR abuses and instead concentrate on the easier-to-bully, poorer countries like SL.

    There's nothing so morally uplifting as having our wise teachers (the Western governments and their HR agencies) providing stern examples of "Global Justice" to encourage us to emulate their selfless behaviour.

    I'm now thoroughly confused. Is this 'Lessons Learnt" or "Global Justice"?

    I reckon its "Lessons Learnt". But by whom? By the US following SL or vice versa?

  167. More Global Injustice & Lessons Learnt from Pres. Obama's government!

    Our old friend, Prof Philip Alston doesn't like the CIA assassinating suspected Al-Quaeda leaders (away from the 'battlefield') via unmanned drone strikes.

    "Thus, rather than using drone strikes, US forces should, wherever and whenever possible, conduct arrests or use less-than-lethal force to restrain." http://tinyurl.com/332wo8g

    Yup, I can really see that happening in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan and Yemen.

    Hundreds of innocent Afghan civilians have been killed in these CIA-controlled drone strikes.

    We demand an immediate UN investigation, fully supported by AI, HRW and the rest into this terrible breach of International Law and senior Al-Quaeda leaders' right to go about their business planning attacks on Western & allied civilian and military targets.

    Oh. Wait a minute. The US isn't party to the ICC so cannot be prosecuted. But the UK is and they also use drone strikes.

    Come on Amnesty, justify your high operating costs in London and launch a legal action against the UK Armed Forces operating in Afghanistan (under US command) for these injudicious drone strikes.

    If you don't, people may suspect that you simply don't have the courage to take on Western countries' HR abuses and instead concentrate on the easier-to-bully, poorer countries like SL.

    There's nothing so morally uplifting as having our wise teachers (the Western governments and their HR agencies) providing stern examples of "Global Justice" to encourage us to emulate their selfless behaviour.

    I'm now thoroughly confused. Is this 'Lessons Learnt" or "Global Justice"?

    I reckon its "Lessons Learnt". But by whom? By the US following SL or vice versa?

  168. More Global Injustice & Lessons Learnt from Pres. Obama's government!

    Our old friend, Prof Philip Alston doesn't like the CIA assassinating suspected Al-Quaeda leaders (away from the 'battlefield') via unmanned drone strikes.

    "Thus, rather than using drone strikes, US forces should, wherever and whenever possible, conduct arrests or use less-than-lethal force to restrain." http://tinyurl.com/332wo8g

    Yup, I can really see that happening in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan and Yemen.

    Hundreds of innocent Afghan civilians have been killed in these CIA-controlled drone strikes.

    We demand an immediate UN investigation, fully supported by AI, HRW and the rest into this terrible breach of International Law and senior Al-Quaeda leaders' right to go about their business planning attacks on Western & allied civilian and military targets.

    Oh. Wait a minute. The US isn't party to the ICC so cannot be prosecuted. But the UK is and they also use drone strikes.

    Come on Amnesty, justify your high operating costs in London and launch a legal action against the UK Armed Forces operating in Afghanistan (under US command) for these injudicious drone strikes.

    If you don't, people may suspect that you simply don't have the courage to take on Western countries' HR abuses and instead concentrate on the easier-to-bully, poorer countries like SL.

    There's nothing so morally uplifting as having our wise teachers (the Western governments and their HR agencies) providing stern examples of "Global Justice" to encourage us to emulate their selfless behaviour.

    I'm now thoroughly confused. Is this 'Lessons Learnt" or "Global Justice"?

    I reckon its "Lessons Learnt". But by whom? By the US following SL or vice versa?

  169. ‘Lessons Learned committee announced by Rajapaksa cannot be trusted’ http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Kandy district United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Luxman Kiriella on Wednesday said that the 8-member Commission on Lessons Learned and Reconciliation (CLLR), recently announced by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, cannot be trusted to achieve the goals it claims. Citing the fate of the earlier 8-member presidential Commission on Inquiry (CoI) to inquire human rights violations headed by a former Supreme Court judge Nissanka Udalagama, the UNP parliamentarian said the new commission also seemed to be a deceptive measure adopted by Mr. Rajapaksa to avoid implication in allegations against war crimes.

    Rajapaksa has recently announced the new commission, CLLR, to report lessons learned from the events that took place during the period between 21 February 2002 and 19 May 2009.

    Responding to Rajapaksa’s announcement, UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay, who noted previous experience and new information, responded by saying that such objectives would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence.

    Elaine Pearson, the acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch noted: “Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes.”

    The previous commission by Rajapaksa came in the aftermath of international outrage over the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers from the French-based Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in eastern Moothoor, in August 2006.

    On 04 September 2006, Rajapaksa initially announced that his government would “invite an international independent commission to probe abductions, disappearances and extra-judicial killings.”

    However, within two days of his announcement, he deviated from the claim saying that he would instead invite an International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) ‘to act as observers’ of the activities of the Commission consisting of ‘Sri Lankan nationals,’ which will investigate alleged abductions, disappearances and extra judicial killings.

    In November 2006, Rajapaksa set up the Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was later referred in Sri Lankan press as Udalagama Commission.

    Rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have criticized from the very beginning that the Commission of Inquiries (CoI) lacked credibility and confidence of parties to the conflict and sections of the society to be able to conduct meaningful investigations, obtain critical testimony or information from witnesses and gain the acceptance of its recommendations by all relevant parties.

    The IIGEP, consisting 11 members meant to monitor the CoI was fully formed in February 2007.

    An year later, in March 2008, the IIGEP terminated its mission reasoning that the proceedings of the CoI have not been transparent and have not satisfied basic international norms and standards, and blamed the Government of Sri Lanka for “absence of will” in the present Inquiry to “investigate cases with vigour, where the conduct of its own forces has been called into question.”

    One more year passed and the Udalagama commission ceased to function without completing its mandate as its term was not extended.

  170. Former SLA Commander to be appointed as Mullaiththeevu GA http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    One of the former Commanders of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Major Gen. C. R. de Silva, is to be appointed as the new Government Agent (GA) to Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, sources in Vavuniyaa said. Colombo government and SLA had already begun changing Mullaiththeevu district into a Sinhalese area by declaring it as Weli Oya district consisting of Pathaviyaa, Ma’nalaa’ru, parts of Vavuniniyaa North and Anuradhapura. The appointment of a former Sinhalese military commander to Mullaiththeevu district as GA is another calculated step in making Mullaiththeevu district a Sinhalese area

  171. ‘Lessons Learned committee announced by Rajapaksa cannot be trusted’ http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Kandy district United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Luxman Kiriella on Wednesday said that the 8-member Commission on Lessons Learned and Reconciliation (CLLR), recently announced by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, cannot be trusted to achieve the goals it claims. Citing the fate of the earlier 8-member presidential Commission on Inquiry (CoI) to inquire human rights violations headed by a former Supreme Court judge Nissanka Udalagama, the UNP parliamentarian said the new commission also seemed to be a deceptive measure adopted by Mr. Rajapaksa to avoid implication in allegations against war crimes.

    Rajapaksa has recently announced the new commission, CLLR, to report lessons learned from the events that took place during the period between 21 February 2002 and 19 May 2009.

    Responding to Rajapaksa’s announcement, UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay, who noted previous experience and new information, responded by saying that such objectives would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence.

    Elaine Pearson, the acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch noted: “Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes.”

    The previous commission by Rajapaksa came in the aftermath of international outrage over the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers from the French-based Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in eastern Moothoor, in August 2006.

    On 04 September 2006, Rajapaksa initially announced that his government would “invite an international independent commission to probe abductions, disappearances and extra-judicial killings.”

    However, within two days of his announcement, he deviated from the claim saying that he would instead invite an International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) ‘to act as observers’ of the activities of the Commission consisting of ‘Sri Lankan nationals,’ which will investigate alleged abductions, disappearances and extra judicial killings.

    In November 2006, Rajapaksa set up the Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was later referred in Sri Lankan press as Udalagama Commission.

    Rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have criticized from the very beginning that the Commission of Inquiries (CoI) lacked credibility and confidence of parties to the conflict and sections of the society to be able to conduct meaningful investigations, obtain critical testimony or information from witnesses and gain the acceptance of its recommendations by all relevant parties.

    The IIGEP, consisting 11 members meant to monitor the CoI was fully formed in February 2007.

    An year later, in March 2008, the IIGEP terminated its mission reasoning that the proceedings of the CoI have not been transparent and have not satisfied basic international norms and standards, and blamed the Government of Sri Lanka for “absence of will” in the present Inquiry to “investigate cases with vigour, where the conduct of its own forces has been called into question.”

    One more year passed and the Udalagama commission ceased to function without completing its mandate as its term was not extended.

  172. ‘Lessons Learned committee announced by Rajapaksa cannot be trusted’ http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

    Kandy district United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Luxman Kiriella on Wednesday said that the 8-member Commission on Lessons Learned and Reconciliation (CLLR), recently announced by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, cannot be trusted to achieve the goals it claims. Citing the fate of the earlier 8-member presidential Commission on Inquiry (CoI) to inquire human rights violations headed by a former Supreme Court judge Nissanka Udalagama, the UNP parliamentarian said the new commission also seemed to be a deceptive measure adopted by Mr. Rajapaksa to avoid implication in allegations against war crimes.

    Rajapaksa has recently announced the new commission, CLLR, to report lessons learned from the events that took place during the period between 21 February 2002 and 19 May 2009.

    Responding to Rajapaksa’s announcement, UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay, who noted previous experience and new information, responded by saying that such objectives would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence.

    Elaine Pearson, the acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch noted: “Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes.”

    The previous commission by Rajapaksa came in the aftermath of international outrage over the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers from the French-based Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in eastern Moothoor, in August 2006.

    On 04 September 2006, Rajapaksa initially announced that his government would “invite an international independent commission to probe abductions, disappearances and extra-judicial killings.”

    However, within two days of his announcement, he deviated from the claim saying that he would instead invite an International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) ‘to act as observers’ of the activities of the Commission consisting of ‘Sri Lankan nationals,’ which will investigate alleged abductions, disappearances and extra judicial killings.

    In November 2006, Rajapaksa set up the Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was later referred in Sri Lankan press as Udalagama Commission.

    Rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have criticized from the very beginning that the Commission of Inquiries (CoI) lacked credibility and confidence of parties to the conflict and sections of the society to be able to conduct meaningful investigations, obtain critical testimony or information from witnesses and gain the acceptance of its recommendations by all relevant parties.

    The IIGEP, consisting 11 members meant to monitor the CoI was fully formed in February 2007.

    An year later, in March 2008, the IIGEP terminated its mission reasoning that the proceedings of the CoI have not been transparent and have not satisfied basic international norms and standards, and blamed the Government of Sri Lanka for “absence of will” in the present Inquiry to “investigate cases with vigour, where the conduct of its own forces has been called into question.”

    One more year passed and the Udalagama commission ceased to function without completing its mandate as its term was not extended.

  173. More Global Injustice & Lessons Learnt from Pres. Obama’s government!

    Our old friend, Prof Philip Alston doesn’t like the CIA assassinating suspected Al-Quaeda leaders (away from the ‘battlefield’) via unmanned drone strikes.

    “Thus, rather than using drone strikes, US forces should, wherever and whenever possible, conduct arrests or use less-than-lethal force to restrain.” http://tinyurl.com/332wo8g

    Yup, I can really see that happening in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan and Yemen.

    Hundreds of innocent Afghan civilians have been killed in these CIA-controlled drone strikes.

    We demand an immediate UN investigation, fully supported by AI, HRW and the rest into this terrible breach of International Law and senior Al-Quaeda leaders’ right to go about their business planning attacks on Western & allied civilian and military targets.

    Oh. Wait a minute. The US isn’t party to the ICC so cannot be prosecuted. But the UK is and they also use drone strikes.

    Come on Amnesty, justify your high operating costs in London and launch a legal action against the UK Armed Forces operating in Afghanistan (under US command) for these injudicious drone strikes.

    If you don’t, people may suspect that you simply don’t have the courage to take on Western countries’ HR abuses and instead concentrate on the easier-to-bully, poorer countries like SL.

    There’s nothing so morally uplifting as having our wise teachers (the Western governments and their HR agencies) providing stern examples of “Global Justice” to encourage us to emulate their selfless behaviour.

    I’m now thoroughly confused. Is this ‘Lessons Learnt” or “Global Justice”?

    I reckon its “Lessons Learnt”. But by whom? By the US following SL or vice versa?

  174. Former SLA Commander to be appointed as Mullaiththeevu GA http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    One of the former Commanders of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Major Gen. C. R. de Silva, is to be appointed as the new Government Agent (GA) to Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, sources in Vavuniyaa said. Colombo government and SLA had already begun changing Mullaiththeevu district into a Sinhalese area by declaring it as Weli Oya district consisting of Pathaviyaa, Ma’nalaa’ru, parts of Vavuniniyaa North and Anuradhapura. The appointment of a former Sinhalese military commander to Mullaiththeevu district as GA is another calculated step in making Mullaiththeevu district a Sinhalese area

  175. Former SLA Commander to be appointed as Mullaiththeevu GA http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    One of the former Commanders of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Major Gen. C. R. de Silva, is to be appointed as the new Government Agent (GA) to Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, sources in Vavuniyaa said. Colombo government and SLA had already begun changing Mullaiththeevu district into a Sinhalese area by declaring it as Weli Oya district consisting of Pathaviyaa, Ma’nalaa’ru, parts of Vavuniniyaa North and Anuradhapura. The appointment of a former Sinhalese military commander to Mullaiththeevu district as GA is another calculated step in making Mullaiththeevu district a Sinhalese area

  176. Puligal Says:
    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Jim Gona (JG)
    It’s crystal clear whyJG is hated by many people. I
    It’s because he tries to sell everyone out and to stumble down the progress of SL.

    ROLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So what you mentally challenged Terrorist Ape doing is not demeaning Sri Lanka ??? I mean get a life you donkey (and Ape mix) !!

    I might as well be hated for the right reasons than be loved for the wrong reasons – LOL !!

    He wants to talk over everyone into nodding their heads to admit his accusations.
    No I want everyone to start a discussion – I have told this several times – it is you Apes who don't understand it and that's not my Aping problem :) !!

    We should not leave him to cyber bully us. I still have the presence of mind to oppose his views.

    I am happy that you Terrorists are disturbed by comments – Indeed that is one of my intentions. However, I don't see a presence or any kind of Mind of you – for me, you are a Hollow brain, trying to figure out what's happening here. No idea on how to reply any of our posts. You are all over like a headless Monkey (Chicken?) and sometimes, I seriously wonder whether you are on drugs….

    He deserves to be ticked off for creating so much trouble and causing inconvenience to all of us.

    Inconvenience in posting other peoples stuff and posts from other web sites on the net and Terrorist sites of Tamil.net ??? Glad that I have shattered your peaceful 'Cut and Paste" and "Puka Leva kana" (shoe Polishing) posts !!!! Glad to be of an inconvenience for a bunch of Apes like you !!! With pleasure !!

    So, he has not still got self-satisfaction or complacence but at the same time he doesn’t know how to be polite or complaisant with another blogger.

    Please check my post yesterday where I thanked you for getting in to a conversation and said sorry for calling you an Ape. If you had read it right and had (most importantly) understood where I come from, you would not have made the stupid post which followed it – See, you ape dug your own grave – I cannot help it…. You will realise it the day you learn how to peel the Banana.

    My gnawing headache only develops after reading his posts.
    You mean you have a head ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Good to know that, but unfortunately, you don't have the brains in side your head – that's the problem !! Learn how to peel a Banana first – let's develop your brain step by step !!

    Tell me..who can tolerate or put up when one tries to cyber bully this much?

    Not a Mentally sick person like you.

    To tolerate me, you need to have brains to come in to a proper debate with me. You will def. earn my respect at that point, until then, Rot in Hell, I would not care for a Terrorist !!

  177. ‘Lessons Learned committee announced by Rajapaksa cannot be trusted’
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=31886

    Kandy district United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Luxman Kiriella on Wednesday said that the 8-member Commission on Lessons Learned and Reconciliation (CLLR), recently announced by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, cannot be trusted to achieve the goals it claims. Citing the fate of the earlier 8-member presidential Commission on Inquiry (CoI) to inquire human rights violations headed by a former Supreme Court judge Nissanka Udalagama, the UNP parliamentarian said the new commission also seemed to be a deceptive measure adopted by Mr. Rajapaksa to avoid implication in allegations against war crimes.

    Rajapaksa has recently announced the new commission, CLLR, to report lessons learned from the events that took place during the period between 21 February 2002 and 19 May 2009.

    Responding to Rajapaksa’s announcement, UN Rights Chief Navi Pillay, who noted previous experience and new information, responded by saying that such objectives would be better served by establishing an independent international accountability mechanism that would enjoy public confidence.

    Elaine Pearson, the acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch noted: “Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes.”

    The previous commission by Rajapaksa came in the aftermath of international outrage over the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers from the French-based Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in eastern Moothoor, in August 2006.

    On 04 September 2006, Rajapaksa initially announced that his government would “invite an international independent commission to probe abductions, disappearances and extra-judicial killings.”

    However, within two days of his announcement, he deviated from the claim saying that he would instead invite an International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) ‘to act as observers’ of the activities of the Commission consisting of ‘Sri Lankan nationals,’ which will investigate alleged abductions, disappearances and extra judicial killings.

    In November 2006, Rajapaksa set up the Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was later referred in Sri Lankan press as Udalagama Commission.

    Rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have criticized from the very beginning that the Commission of Inquiries (CoI) lacked credibility and confidence of parties to the conflict and sections of the society to be able to conduct meaningful investigations, obtain critical testimony or information from witnesses and gain the acceptance of its recommendations by all relevant parties.

    The IIGEP, consisting 11 members meant to monitor the CoI was fully formed in February 2007.

    An year later, in March 2008, the IIGEP terminated its mission reasoning that the proceedings of the CoI have not been transparent and have not satisfied basic international norms and standards, and blamed the Government of Sri Lanka for “absence of will” in the present Inquiry to “investigate cases with vigour, where the conduct of its own forces has been called into question.”

    One more year passed and the Udalagama commission ceased to function without completing its mandate as its term was not extended.

  178. Former SLA Commander to be appointed as Mullaiththeevu GA
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31893

    One of the former Commanders of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Major Gen. C. R. de Silva, is to be appointed as the new Government Agent (GA) to Mullaiththeevu district in Vanni, sources in Vavuniyaa said. Colombo government and SLA had already begun changing Mullaiththeevu district into a Sinhalese area by declaring it as Weli Oya district consisting of Pathaviyaa, Ma’nalaa’ru, parts of Vavuniniyaa North and Anuradhapura. The appointment of a former Sinhalese military commander to Mullaiththeevu district as GA is another calculated step in making Mullaiththeevu district a Sinhalese area

  179. Puligal Says:
    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Jim Gona (JG)
    It’s crystal clear whyJG is hated by many people. I
    It’s because he tries to sell everyone out and to stumble down the progress of SL.

    ROLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So what you mentally challenged Terrorist Ape doing is not demeaning Sri Lanka ??? I mean get a life you donkey (and Ape mix) !!

    I might as well be hated for the right reasons than be loved for the wrong reasons – LOL !!

    He wants to talk over everyone into nodding their heads to admit his accusations.
    No I want everyone to start a discussion – I have told this several times – it is you Apes who don’t understand it and that’s not my Aping problem :) !!

    We should not leave him to cyber bully us. I still have the presence of mind to oppose his views.

    I am happy that you Terrorists are disturbed by comments – Indeed that is one of my intentions. However, I don’t see a presence or any kind of Mind of you – for me, you are a Hollow brain, trying to figure out what’s happening here. No idea on how to reply any of our posts. You are all over like a headless Monkey (Chicken?) and sometimes, I seriously wonder whether you are on drugs….

    He deserves to be ticked off for creating so much trouble and causing inconvenience to all of us.

    Inconvenience in posting other peoples stuff and posts from other web sites on the net and Terrorist sites of Tamil.net ??? Glad that I have shattered your peaceful ‘Cut and Paste” and “Puka Leva kana” (shoe Polishing) posts !!!! Glad to be of an inconvenience for a bunch of Apes like you !!! With pleasure !!

    So, he has not still got self-satisfaction or complacence but at the same time he doesn’t know how to be polite or complaisant with another blogger.

    Please check my post yesterday where I thanked you for getting in to a conversation and said sorry for calling you an Ape. If you had read it right and had (most importantly) understood where I come from, you would not have made the stupid post which followed it – See, you ape dug your own grave – I cannot help it…. You will realise it the day you learn how to peel the Banana.

    My gnawing headache only develops after reading his posts.
    You mean you have a head ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Good to know that, but unfortunately, you don’t have the brains in side your head – that’s the problem !! Learn how to peel a Banana first – let’s develop your brain step by step !!

    Tell me..who can tolerate or put up when one tries to cyber bully this much?

    Not a Mentally sick person like you.

    To tolerate me, you need to have brains to come in to a proper debate with me. You will def. earn my respect at that point, until then, Rot in Hell, I would not care for a Terrorist !!

  180. More Global Justice from Sri Lanka.

    Amnesty asked for 'Global Justice', well they're getting it in spades. Eelamists and their friends, DO NOT READ any further. The following article may cause drowsines, shortness of breath, vomiting and sudden loss of consciousness.

    North-East — Back To Business

    The north bore the brunt of the carnage. Now it is reaping the benefits, slowly. There is no denying that the biggest boom for the north will come not from handouts, but from the economic and social interaction with the south.

    Jegan, an employee at a shop in Jaffna said business was upbeat after the influx of people from the south. “You see people everywhere. All the places are crowded. It’s good to see many people. It helps our businesses.”

    “It’s fine now,” said one contractor. “We were doing construction under pressure,it was hard to give kappam (bribes) to different groups, now nothing. In the present situation, any time I can travel for work. Now I leave the site at 11pm, without fear. Then, I had to be home before six or my family members would be worried.”

    One constant Tamil grievance has been what’s called colonization — changing the demographics of the north and east through government settlement projects. He says that this is still going on. Now business too is bringing a constant flow of people from the south.
    The anonymous contractor blamed much of this — skills difference — on the LTTE, specifically their policy of child recruitment.
    You have an uneducated society, he said. “Even those not caught have lost their livelihood and education. The forced recruitment of children affects a lot of things in society. Parents lose loved ones. The fear stays in families, there’s a lot of mutual pain. Can’t work freely, can’t sleep in the night. Hear a noise, think they will take my child.”
    “I always think that there are two opinions, each has to respect the other,” said the anonymous businessman. The physical war has ended, but minds have yet to change.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xnwn8v

    Is it perfect? Of course not. Is it better than being under the LTTE? Yes.

    Who made all this all possible?

    Amnesty International? Human Rights Watch? International Cretins Group? UNHCR? The EU? Demonstrating & defecating LTTE diaspora? No.

    It was the sacrifice borne by ordinary Lankans and the Armed forces.

    Now, let the pro-LTTE diaspora whining begin……

  181. More Global Justice from Sri Lanka.

    Amnesty asked for 'Global Justice', well they're getting it in spades. Eelamists and their friends, DO NOT READ any further. The following article may cause drowsines, shortness of breath, vomiting and sudden loss of consciousness.

    North-East — Back To Business

    The north bore the brunt of the carnage. Now it is reaping the benefits, slowly. There is no denying that the biggest boom for the north will come not from handouts, but from the economic and social interaction with the south.

    Jegan, an employee at a shop in Jaffna said business was upbeat after the influx of people from the south. “You see people everywhere. All the places are crowded. It’s good to see many people. It helps our businesses.”

    “It’s fine now,” said one contractor. “We were doing construction under pressure,it was hard to give kappam (bribes) to different groups, now nothing. In the present situation, any time I can travel for work. Now I leave the site at 11pm, without fear. Then, I had to be home before six or my family members would be worried.”

    One constant Tamil grievance has been what’s called colonization — changing the demographics of the north and east through government settlement projects. He says that this is still going on. Now business too is bringing a constant flow of people from the south.
    The anonymous contractor blamed much of this — skills difference — on the LTTE, specifically their policy of child recruitment.
    You have an uneducated society, he said. “Even those not caught have lost their livelihood and education. The forced recruitment of children affects a lot of things in society. Parents lose loved ones. The fear stays in families, there’s a lot of mutual pain. Can’t work freely, can’t sleep in the night. Hear a noise, think they will take my child.”
    “I always think that there are two opinions, each has to respect the other,” said the anonymous businessman. The physical war has ended, but minds have yet to change.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xnwn8v

    Is it perfect? Of course not. Is it better than being under the LTTE? Yes.

    Who made all this all possible?

    Amnesty International? Human Rights Watch? International Cretins Group? UNHCR? The EU? Demonstrating & defecating LTTE diaspora? No.

    It was the sacrifice borne by ordinary Lankans and the Armed forces.

    Now, let the pro-LTTE diaspora whining begin……

  182. More Global Justice from Sri Lanka.

    Amnesty asked for 'Global Justice', well they're getting it in spades. Eelamists and their friends, DO NOT READ any further. The following article may cause drowsines, shortness of breath, vomiting and sudden loss of consciousness.

    North-East — Back To Business

    The north bore the brunt of the carnage. Now it is reaping the benefits, slowly. There is no denying that the biggest boom for the north will come not from handouts, but from the economic and social interaction with the south.

    Jegan, an employee at a shop in Jaffna said business was upbeat after the influx of people from the south. “You see people everywhere. All the places are crowded. It’s good to see many people. It helps our businesses.”

    “It’s fine now,” said one contractor. “We were doing construction under pressure,it was hard to give kappam (bribes) to different groups, now nothing. In the present situation, any time I can travel for work. Now I leave the site at 11pm, without fear. Then, I had to be home before six or my family members would be worried.”

    One constant Tamil grievance has been what’s called colonization — changing the demographics of the north and east through government settlement projects. He says that this is still going on. Now business too is bringing a constant flow of people from the south.
    The anonymous contractor blamed much of this — skills difference — on the LTTE, specifically their policy of child recruitment.
    You have an uneducated society, he said. “Even those not caught have lost their livelihood and education. The forced recruitment of children affects a lot of things in society. Parents lose loved ones. The fear stays in families, there’s a lot of mutual pain. Can’t work freely, can’t sleep in the night. Hear a noise, think they will take my child.”
    “I always think that there are two opinions, each has to respect the other,” said the anonymous businessman. The physical war has ended, but minds have yet to change.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xnwn8v

    Is it perfect? Of course not. Is it better than being under the LTTE? Yes.

    Who made all this all possible?

    Amnesty International? Human Rights Watch? International Cretins Group? UNHCR? The EU? Demonstrating & defecating LTTE diaspora? No.

    It was the sacrifice borne by ordinary Lankans and the Armed forces.

    Now, let the pro-LTTE diaspora whining begin……

  183. As the Sri Lankan government celebrates the first anniversary of its historic triumph over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), it is increasingly clear that the battlefield victory will prove Pyrrhic unless the legitimate grievances of Sri Lanka’s minority communities are recognized and addressed.

    By failing to reach out meaningfully to the Tamil-speaking minority, and by cracking down on opposition voices and any kind of dissent in Sri Lanka, the government is throwing away a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But it is not too late for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government to change course and begin to build a truly multiethnic society. Indeed, the country’s future depends on his doing so.

    The end of the civil war was an unambiguously positive development for Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers led a ruthless campaign for an independent territory against Sri Lanka’s government for most of the past three decades. They killed not only government officials, but often Tamil leaders willing to explore compromise solutions with the government as well as civilians from all ethnic groups.

    Indeed, the LTTE has been accused of a range of human-rights violations, in addition to such killings, including abduction, child conscription and use of civilians as human shields. The Sri Lankan army, police and other state organs also perpetrated major abuses during the conflict.

    The final throes of the war last year were horrific, with 20,000 to 40,000 civilians (mostly ethnic Tamils) killed in a period of a few months by both the Sri Lankan government forces and the Tigers. We may never know the exact number of casualties during the last phase of the conflict, because the government did not allow international organizations or media into the area.

    Rajapaksa’s victory in the presidential election this past January, followed in April by a win for his United People’s Freedom Alliance in parliamentary elections, ensured a majority for the president and his party. These victories create an opportunity for the government to reach out to the opposition and to minority groups to build a truly inclusive and democratic Sri Lanka, but this has not yet happened.

    Instead, government policies since the end of the war have targeted opponents and critics, possibly laying the foundation for a new round of conflict. Opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka was harassed and soon arrested after the presidential elections.

    More than 250,000 Tamil civilians were kept in virtual internment camps long after the end of hostilities and prevented from exercising their civil rights or returning to their homes. No significant special efforts have been made to reach out to the Tamil-speaking minority to understand better and address those legitimate concerns that found illegitimate expression through the LTTE. If this trend continues, Sri Lanka will be doomed to repeat its tragic history.

    Sri Lanka is blessed with brilliant people, indefatigable civil-society organizations, decent courts and infrastructure, and abundant natural resources. None of these attributes will lead to long-term stability and prosperity for the country unless the government plays a more constructive role.

    A first step in the national healing process must include exploring in a public way the grievances of the country’s minorities, both Tamil and Muslim, and discussing the violations perpetrated by the LTTE and the government during the conflict. As was the case in South Africa, this approach can lay an essential foundation for a sustainable and effective reconciliation process.

    The government must open itself far more to hearing and responding to the legitimate voices of the Sri Lankan people across the country’s political spectrum and ethnic divides. If these grievances cannot be addressed through legitimate means, they will find other far less healthy outlets over time.

    The government must also make every effort to establish the rule of law, including implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for independent judicial institutions, and of the 13th Amendment, which devolves power to the provinces. Reports of new amendments being drafted to rescind these guarantees would be extremely disturbing if confirmed.

    Sri Lanka must do far more to ensure minority rights and protections not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the best possible investment the country can make in its future. It is not too late to embrace this future, but soon it will be if the government does not change course immediately.
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/eo20100604a2.h

  184. Philip Alston, Special UN Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC), has said that there is a need for an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka.

    He was referring to the allegations that as many as 30,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka last year in the closing months of the conflict between Government forces and Tamil rebels and that grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law were committed.

    “In this case also there is a need for an independent international inquiry,” he said. “While the Council rejected this proposal a year ago, there is now a great deal of new evidence which would warrant effective action.”

    In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston said. “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added.

    In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”

    To assert in such circumstances that matters should be left entirely to a domestic inquiry will generally be tantamount to an “abdication” on the part of the international community, said Mr. Alston, who cited the recent Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza as one example of such a situation, the UN media unit reported.

    Alston wants foreign probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4134-als

  185. As the Sri Lankan government celebrates the first anniversary of its historic triumph over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), it is increasingly clear that the battlefield victory will prove Pyrrhic unless the legitimate grievances of Sri Lanka’s minority communities are recognized and addressed.

    By failing to reach out meaningfully to the Tamil-speaking minority, and by cracking down on opposition voices and any kind of dissent in Sri Lanka, the government is throwing away a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But it is not too late for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government to change course and begin to build a truly multiethnic society. Indeed, the country’s future depends on his doing so.

    The end of the civil war was an unambiguously positive development for Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers led a ruthless campaign for an independent territory against Sri Lanka’s government for most of the past three decades. They killed not only government officials, but often Tamil leaders willing to explore compromise solutions with the government as well as civilians from all ethnic groups.

    Indeed, the LTTE has been accused of a range of human-rights violations, in addition to such killings, including abduction, child conscription and use of civilians as human shields. The Sri Lankan army, police and other state organs also perpetrated major abuses during the conflict.

    The final throes of the war last year were horrific, with 20,000 to 40,000 civilians (mostly ethnic Tamils) killed in a period of a few months by both the Sri Lankan government forces and the Tigers. We may never know the exact number of casualties during the last phase of the conflict, because the government did not allow international organizations or media into the area.

    Rajapaksa’s victory in the presidential election this past January, followed in April by a win for his United People’s Freedom Alliance in parliamentary elections, ensured a majority for the president and his party. These victories create an opportunity for the government to reach out to the opposition and to minority groups to build a truly inclusive and democratic Sri Lanka, but this has not yet happened.

    Instead, government policies since the end of the war have targeted opponents and critics, possibly laying the foundation for a new round of conflict. Opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka was harassed and soon arrested after the presidential elections.

    More than 250,000 Tamil civilians were kept in virtual internment camps long after the end of hostilities and prevented from exercising their civil rights or returning to their homes. No significant special efforts have been made to reach out to the Tamil-speaking minority to understand better and address those legitimate concerns that found illegitimate expression through the LTTE. If this trend continues, Sri Lanka will be doomed to repeat its tragic history.

    Sri Lanka is blessed with brilliant people, indefatigable civil-society organizations, decent courts and infrastructure, and abundant natural resources. None of these attributes will lead to long-term stability and prosperity for the country unless the government plays a more constructive role.

    A first step in the national healing process must include exploring in a public way the grievances of the country’s minorities, both Tamil and Muslim, and discussing the violations perpetrated by the LTTE and the government during the conflict. As was the case in South Africa, this approach can lay an essential foundation for a sustainable and effective reconciliation process.

    The government must open itself far more to hearing and responding to the legitimate voices of the Sri Lankan people across the country’s political spectrum and ethnic divides. If these grievances cannot be addressed through legitimate means, they will find other far less healthy outlets over time.

    The government must also make every effort to establish the rule of law, including implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for independent judicial institutions, and of the 13th Amendment, which devolves power to the provinces. Reports of new amendments being drafted to rescind these guarantees would be extremely disturbing if confirmed.

    Sri Lanka must do far more to ensure minority rights and protections not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the best possible investment the country can make in its future. It is not too late to embrace this future, but soon it will be if the government does not change course immediately.
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/eo20100604a2.h

  186. As the Sri Lankan government celebrates the first anniversary of its historic triumph over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), it is increasingly clear that the battlefield victory will prove Pyrrhic unless the legitimate grievances of Sri Lanka’s minority communities are recognized and addressed.

    By failing to reach out meaningfully to the Tamil-speaking minority, and by cracking down on opposition voices and any kind of dissent in Sri Lanka, the government is throwing away a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But it is not too late for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government to change course and begin to build a truly multiethnic society. Indeed, the country’s future depends on his doing so.

    The end of the civil war was an unambiguously positive development for Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers led a ruthless campaign for an independent territory against Sri Lanka’s government for most of the past three decades. They killed not only government officials, but often Tamil leaders willing to explore compromise solutions with the government as well as civilians from all ethnic groups.

    Indeed, the LTTE has been accused of a range of human-rights violations, in addition to such killings, including abduction, child conscription and use of civilians as human shields. The Sri Lankan army, police and other state organs also perpetrated major abuses during the conflict.

    The final throes of the war last year were horrific, with 20,000 to 40,000 civilians (mostly ethnic Tamils) killed in a period of a few months by both the Sri Lankan government forces and the Tigers. We may never know the exact number of casualties during the last phase of the conflict, because the government did not allow international organizations or media into the area.

    Rajapaksa’s victory in the presidential election this past January, followed in April by a win for his United People’s Freedom Alliance in parliamentary elections, ensured a majority for the president and his party. These victories create an opportunity for the government to reach out to the opposition and to minority groups to build a truly inclusive and democratic Sri Lanka, but this has not yet happened.

    Instead, government policies since the end of the war have targeted opponents and critics, possibly laying the foundation for a new round of conflict. Opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka was harassed and soon arrested after the presidential elections.

    More than 250,000 Tamil civilians were kept in virtual internment camps long after the end of hostilities and prevented from exercising their civil rights or returning to their homes. No significant special efforts have been made to reach out to the Tamil-speaking minority to understand better and address those legitimate concerns that found illegitimate expression through the LTTE. If this trend continues, Sri Lanka will be doomed to repeat its tragic history.

    Sri Lanka is blessed with brilliant people, indefatigable civil-society organizations, decent courts and infrastructure, and abundant natural resources. None of these attributes will lead to long-term stability and prosperity for the country unless the government plays a more constructive role.

    A first step in the national healing process must include exploring in a public way the grievances of the country’s minorities, both Tamil and Muslim, and discussing the violations perpetrated by the LTTE and the government during the conflict. As was the case in South Africa, this approach can lay an essential foundation for a sustainable and effective reconciliation process.

    The government must open itself far more to hearing and responding to the legitimate voices of the Sri Lankan people across the country’s political spectrum and ethnic divides. If these grievances cannot be addressed through legitimate means, they will find other far less healthy outlets over time.

    The government must also make every effort to establish the rule of law, including implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for independent judicial institutions, and of the 13th Amendment, which devolves power to the provinces. Reports of new amendments being drafted to rescind these guarantees would be extremely disturbing if confirmed.

    Sri Lanka must do far more to ensure minority rights and protections not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the best possible investment the country can make in its future. It is not too late to embrace this future, but soon it will be if the government does not change course immediately.
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/eo20100604a2.h

  187. Philip Alston, Special UN Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC), has said that there is a need for an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka.

    He was referring to the allegations that as many as 30,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka last year in the closing months of the conflict between Government forces and Tamil rebels and that grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law were committed.

    “In this case also there is a need for an independent international inquiry,” he said. “While the Council rejected this proposal a year ago, there is now a great deal of new evidence which would warrant effective action.”

    In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston said. “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added.

    In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”

    To assert in such circumstances that matters should be left entirely to a domestic inquiry will generally be tantamount to an “abdication” on the part of the international community, said Mr. Alston, who cited the recent Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza as one example of such a situation, the UN media unit reported.

    Alston wants foreign probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4134-als

  188. Philip Alston, Special UN Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC), has said that there is a need for an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka.

    He was referring to the allegations that as many as 30,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka last year in the closing months of the conflict between Government forces and Tamil rebels and that grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law were committed.

    “In this case also there is a need for an independent international inquiry,” he said. “While the Council rejected this proposal a year ago, there is now a great deal of new evidence which would warrant effective action.”

    In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston said. “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added.

    In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”

    To assert in such circumstances that matters should be left entirely to a domestic inquiry will generally be tantamount to an “abdication” on the part of the international community, said Mr. Alston, who cited the recent Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza as one example of such a situation, the UN media unit reported.

    Alston wants foreign probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4134-als

  189. More Global Justice from Sri Lanka.

    Amnesty asked for ‘Global Justice’, well they’re getting it in spades. Eelamists and their friends, DO NOT READ any further. The following article may cause drowsines, shortness of breath, vomiting and sudden loss of consciousness.

    North-East — Back To Business

    The north bore the brunt of the carnage. Now it is reaping the benefits, slowly. There is no denying that the biggest boom for the north will come not from handouts, but from the economic and social interaction with the south.

    Jegan, an employee at a shop in Jaffna said business was upbeat after the influx of people from the south. “You see people everywhere. All the places are crowded. It’s good to see many people. It helps our businesses.”

    “It’s fine now,” said one contractor. “We were doing construction under pressure,it was hard to give kappam (bribes) to different groups, now nothing. In the present situation, any time I can travel for work. Now I leave the site at 11pm, without fear. Then, I had to be home before six or my family members would be worried.”

    One constant Tamil grievance has been what’s called colonization — changing the demographics of the north and east through government settlement projects. He says that this is still going on. Now business too is bringing a constant flow of people from the south.
    The anonymous contractor blamed much of this — skills difference — on the LTTE, specifically their policy of child recruitment.
    You have an uneducated society, he said. “Even those not caught have lost their livelihood and education. The forced recruitment of children affects a lot of things in society. Parents lose loved ones. The fear stays in families, there’s a lot of mutual pain. Can’t work freely, can’t sleep in the night. Hear a noise, think they will take my child.”
    “I always think that there are two opinions, each has to respect the other,” said the anonymous businessman. The physical war has ended, but minds have yet to change.

    http://tinyurl.com/3xnwn8v

    Is it perfect? Of course not. Is it better than being under the LTTE? Yes.

    Who made all this all possible?

    Amnesty International? Human Rights Watch? International Cretins Group? UNHCR? The EU? Demonstrating & defecating LTTE diaspora? No.

    It was the sacrifice borne by ordinary Lankans and the Armed forces.

    Now, let the pro-LTTE diaspora whining begin……

  190. As the Sri Lankan government celebrates the first anniversary of its historic triumph over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), it is increasingly clear that the battlefield victory will prove Pyrrhic unless the legitimate grievances of Sri Lanka’s minority communities are recognized and addressed.

    By failing to reach out meaningfully to the Tamil-speaking minority, and by cracking down on opposition voices and any kind of dissent in Sri Lanka, the government is throwing away a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But it is not too late for President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government to change course and begin to build a truly multiethnic society. Indeed, the country’s future depends on his doing so.

    The end of the civil war was an unambiguously positive development for Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers led a ruthless campaign for an independent territory against Sri Lanka’s government for most of the past three decades. They killed not only government officials, but often Tamil leaders willing to explore compromise solutions with the government as well as civilians from all ethnic groups.

    Indeed, the LTTE has been accused of a range of human-rights violations, in addition to such killings, including abduction, child conscription and use of civilians as human shields. The Sri Lankan army, police and other state organs also perpetrated major abuses during the conflict.

    The final throes of the war last year were horrific, with 20,000 to 40,000 civilians (mostly ethnic Tamils) killed in a period of a few months by both the Sri Lankan government forces and the Tigers. We may never know the exact number of casualties during the last phase of the conflict, because the government did not allow international organizations or media into the area.

    Rajapaksa’s victory in the presidential election this past January, followed in April by a win for his United People’s Freedom Alliance in parliamentary elections, ensured a majority for the president and his party. These victories create an opportunity for the government to reach out to the opposition and to minority groups to build a truly inclusive and democratic Sri Lanka, but this has not yet happened.

    Instead, government policies since the end of the war have targeted opponents and critics, possibly laying the foundation for a new round of conflict. Opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka was harassed and soon arrested after the presidential elections.

    More than 250,000 Tamil civilians were kept in virtual internment camps long after the end of hostilities and prevented from exercising their civil rights or returning to their homes. No significant special efforts have been made to reach out to the Tamil-speaking minority to understand better and address those legitimate concerns that found illegitimate expression through the LTTE. If this trend continues, Sri Lanka will be doomed to repeat its tragic history.

    Sri Lanka is blessed with brilliant people, indefatigable civil-society organizations, decent courts and infrastructure, and abundant natural resources. None of these attributes will lead to long-term stability and prosperity for the country unless the government plays a more constructive role.

    A first step in the national healing process must include exploring in a public way the grievances of the country’s minorities, both Tamil and Muslim, and discussing the violations perpetrated by the LTTE and the government during the conflict. As was the case in South Africa, this approach can lay an essential foundation for a sustainable and effective reconciliation process.

    The government must open itself far more to hearing and responding to the legitimate voices of the Sri Lankan people across the country’s political spectrum and ethnic divides. If these grievances cannot be addressed through legitimate means, they will find other far less healthy outlets over time.

    The government must also make every effort to establish the rule of law, including implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for independent judicial institutions, and of the 13th Amendment, which devolves power to the provinces. Reports of new amendments being drafted to rescind these guarantees would be extremely disturbing if confirmed.

    Sri Lanka must do far more to ensure minority rights and protections not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the best possible investment the country can make in its future. It is not too late to embrace this future, but soon it will be if the government does not change course immediately.

    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/eo20100604a2.html

  191. Philip Alston, Special UN Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC), has said that there is a need for an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka.

    He was referring to the allegations that as many as 30,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka last year in the closing months of the conflict between Government forces and Tamil rebels and that grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law were committed.

    “In this case also there is a need for an independent international inquiry,” he said. “While the Council rejected this proposal a year ago, there is now a great deal of new evidence which would warrant effective action.”

    In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston said. “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added.

    In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”

    To assert in such circumstances that matters should be left entirely to a domestic inquiry will generally be tantamount to an “abdication” on the part of the international community, said Mr. Alston, who cited the recent Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza as one example of such a situation, the UN media unit reported.

    Alston wants foreign probe
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4134-alston-wants-independent-probe.html

  192. Pathivu Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pathivu – you mentally underdeveloped, misinformed Ape of LTTE !!!

    Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    You are mad you mentally sick Baboon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have probably not seen the posts of Genocide before – LOL – at least your fellow apes stopped posting genocide when they realised that it was your own mentally sick LTTE who were killing Tamil people where as the Tamils came to Colombo – 06 to save themselves from you Baberian Monkeys !!

    Look at the Genocide you Apes of LTTE did against the Tamils of Sri Lank
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You Apes also need to develop your brains much much more to understand the a Legally elected government of India and many other countries are Supporting a Legally elected government of Sri Lanka. Not a Transsexual Government like yours which is illegal and governed by impotent Apes with funny names like "Sock-in-his-Lingam" – ROALMAO !!!

    Go keep crying out Genocide while our Tamil brotheren spit on your Graves for the injustice you did to them !!

  193. Jim Gona (JG)

    I'm befuddled by your reply !

    Why are you bluffing unwittingly,Faddist ?

    I actually caught a glimpse of JG's views as he is too volatile though.

    My refractory tends to share his qualities of impulsiveness.

    He is a stubborn and usurers man who doesn't listen to others' opinions.

    It's virtually impossible to turn over a conscienceless person into a new leaf.

    In whatever way I elaborate in detail he uses to relapse to his past evil humour with the manner of picking faults.

    I am chivalrous, but I can't put up with this churlish person's fatuous remarks.

    By the way I often chortle and cheer upon his lengthy jeremiad.

    This acrimonious man is extremely sarcastic and it's very difficult to get along with him.

    At the same time, the truculent person JG is very fierce and aggressive too.

  194. Eelam delenda est (EDE)

    As same as Jim Gona's remarks, EDE's also look fairly innocuous, in fact, they are very venomous and poisonous which on other hand resurrect racism.

    Instead of providing moral support to uplift our nation, he is stigmatizing and mocking me !!

    EDE is by far the most faithless nullifidian I have ever met in this forum as he has no policies or beliefs to progress our country by leaps and bounds.

    At certain intervals, he uses to tergiversate in the guise of bringing the faults into light.

    Unless we shoot down this rumbustious person's views, it will gradually break down the jurisdictions of our country and of course take it to a state of rack and ruin. :(

  195. Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    SHOW NO MERCY TO ANY INDIAN OR SIN-HELLA WAR CRIMINALS WHO DON’T DESERVE MERCY

  196. Pukeeeeeeeeeeee !!! (Puli ?)

    Hello there – U R indeed back !!

    Thanks a zillion for the mind reading session – I mean, I would have had to spend a fortune to go to a Palm reader or a mind reader to get a glimps of my own mind – Thank you ! Thank you !! Thank you !!!!

    But, going through your post about me, I found out that you are totally the opposite of me !! I mean, let's see a few examples…

    I’m befuddled by your reply !
    Me too – I always do – I await to read your interesting comments – However, in this part of the world we use the word comments to describe something else and what you post is usually called Gibberish :) !!

    Why are you bluffing unwittingly,Faddist ?
    I bluff and also turn pink when I see your posts :) :) :) !!!!

    My refractory tends to share his qualities of impulsiveness.
    Of course my friend, as for my feeling for you, I feel that you are someone without a pulse – like a Zombie :) !!

    He is a stubborn and usurers man who doesn’t listen to others’ opinions.

    Indeed, where as you are th eperson who would listen to anybody and everybody and even let Piribaharan and clan to have the "Way" with you :) … Your rear end must really be hurting now after so many have "you know what" right ??

    It’s virtually impossible to turn over a conscienceless person into a new leaf.
    Totally – my my my, you are very good at mind reading !!
    Now see, you, totally opposite – you are the book that has so many leaves !!
    People turn it over and over, but, to find out that they are blank pages and ultimately use the paper as Toilet Paper !!! – LOL i mean ROALMAO

    In whatever way I elaborate in detail he uses to relapse to his past evil humour with the manner of picking faults.
    Boy, very true, and you – no humour at all, but you need to understand that you are a Joker !!!! Just that people laugh from the other end – My wife always shouts when I read your post "Jim Gono – don't fart" !!!

    I am chivalrous, but I can’t put up with this churlish person’s fatuous remarks.

    How true my friend – you indeed are chimpalrous !!! I mean you really are a baby Cimp !! and I know that you can't figure out how to reply me than put up with my posts.
    Hint – you need to develop your mind to do so – you can start by learning how to peel a banana before you insert it to your rear end ! (Ooops)

    By the way I often chortle and cheer upon his lengthy jeremiad.
    Me too my friend – I mean – I told you that my wife tells me not to fart too loud while reading your Gibberish :) !!

    This acrimonious man is extremely sarcastic and it’s very difficult to get along with him.

    I would like to see a bit of sarcasm from you too – You sound an old man about to meet Piribaharan in never land – in your 80's?? Time you enjoy your self man !!! not talk Gibberish !!

    At the same time, the truculent person JG is very fierce and aggressive too.

    Aggressive – Very much Yes !!! Fierce – not at all !!

  197. Pathivu Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pathivu – you mentally underdeveloped, misinformed Ape of LTTE !!!

    Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    You are mad you mentally sick Baboon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have probably not seen the posts of Genocide before – LOL – at least your fellow apes stopped posting genocide when they realised that it was your own mentally sick LTTE who were killing Tamil people where as the Tamils came to Colombo – 06 to save themselves from you Baberian Monkeys !!

    Look at the Genocide you Apes of LTTE did against the Tamils of Sri Lank
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You Apes also need to develop your brains much much more to understand the a Legally elected government of India and many other countries are Supporting a Legally elected government of Sri Lanka. Not a Transsexual Government like yours which is illegal and governed by impotent Apes with funny names like "Sock-in-his-Lingam" – ROALMAO !!!

    Go keep crying out Genocide while our Tamil brotheren spit on your Graves for the injustice you did to them !!

  198. Pathivu Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pathivu – you mentally underdeveloped, misinformed Ape of LTTE !!!

    Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    You are mad you mentally sick Baboon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have probably not seen the posts of Genocide before – LOL – at least your fellow apes stopped posting genocide when they realised that it was your own mentally sick LTTE who were killing Tamil people where as the Tamils came to Colombo – 06 to save themselves from you Baberian Monkeys !!

    Look at the Genocide you Apes of LTTE did against the Tamils of Sri Lank
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You Apes also need to develop your brains much much more to understand the a Legally elected government of India and many other countries are Supporting a Legally elected government of Sri Lanka. Not a Transsexual Government like yours which is illegal and governed by impotent Apes with funny names like "Sock-in-his-Lingam" – ROALMAO !!!

    Go keep crying out Genocide while our Tamil brotheren spit on your Graves for the injustice you did to them !!

  199. Jim Gona (JG)

    I’m befuddled by your reply !

    Why are you bluffing unwittingly,Faddist ?

    I actually caught a glimpse of JG’s views as he is too volatile though.

    My refractory tends to share his qualities of impulsiveness.

    He is a stubborn and usurers man who doesn’t listen to others’ opinions.

    It’s virtually impossible to turn over a conscienceless person into a new leaf.

    In whatever way I elaborate in detail he uses to relapse to his past evil humour with the manner of picking faults.

    I am chivalrous, but I can’t put up with this churlish person’s fatuous remarks.

    By the way I often chortle and cheer upon his lengthy jeremiad.

    This acrimonious man is extremely sarcastic and it’s very difficult to get along with him.

    At the same time, the truculent person JG is very fierce and aggressive too.

  200. Eelam delenda est (EDE)

    As same as Jim Gona’s remarks, EDE’s also look fairly innocuous, in fact, they are very venomous and poisonous which on other hand resurrect racism.

    Instead of providing moral support to uplift our nation, he is stigmatizing and mocking me !!

    EDE is by far the most faithless nullifidian I have ever met in this forum as he has no policies or beliefs to progress our country by leaps and bounds.

    At certain intervals, he uses to tergiversate in the guise of bringing the faults into light.

    Unless we shoot down this rumbustious person’s views, it will gradually break down the jurisdictions of our country and of course take it to a state of rack and ruin. :(

  201. Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    SHOW NO MERCY TO ANY INDIAN OR SIN-HELLA WAR CRIMINALS WHO DON’T DESERVE MERCY

  202. Pukeeeeeeeeeeee !!! (Puli ?)

    Hello there – U R indeed back !!

    Thanks a zillion for the mind reading session – I mean, I would have had to spend a fortune to go to a Palm reader or a mind reader to get a glimps of my own mind – Thank you ! Thank you !! Thank you !!!!

    But, going through your post about me, I found out that you are totally the opposite of me !! I mean, let’s see a few examples…

    I’m befuddled by your reply !
    Me too – I always do – I await to read your interesting comments – However, in this part of the world we use the word comments to describe something else and what you post is usually called Gibberish :) !!

    Why are you bluffing unwittingly,Faddist ?
    I bluff and also turn pink when I see your posts :) :) :) !!!!

    My refractory tends to share his qualities of impulsiveness.
    Of course my friend, as for my feeling for you, I feel that you are someone without a pulse – like a Zombie :) !!

    He is a stubborn and usurers man who doesn’t listen to others’ opinions.

    Indeed, where as you are th eperson who would listen to anybody and everybody and even let Piribaharan and clan to have the “Way” with you :) … Your rear end must really be hurting now after so many have “you know what” right ??

    It’s virtually impossible to turn over a conscienceless person into a new leaf.
    Totally – my my my, you are very good at mind reading !!
    Now see, you, totally opposite – you are the book that has so many leaves !!
    People turn it over and over, but, to find out that they are blank pages and ultimately use the paper as Toilet Paper !!! – LOL i mean ROALMAO

    In whatever way I elaborate in detail he uses to relapse to his past evil humour with the manner of picking faults.
    Boy, very true, and you – no humour at all, but you need to understand that you are a Joker !!!! Just that people laugh from the other end – My wife always shouts when I read your post “Jim Gono – don’t fart” !!!

    I am chivalrous, but I can’t put up with this churlish person’s fatuous remarks.

    How true my friend – you indeed are chimpalrous !!! I mean you really are a baby Cimp !! and I know that you can’t figure out how to reply me than put up with my posts.
    Hint – you need to develop your mind to do so – you can start by learning how to peel a banana before you insert it to your rear end ! (Ooops)

    By the way I often chortle and cheer upon his lengthy jeremiad.
    Me too my friend – I mean – I told you that my wife tells me not to fart too loud while reading your Gibberish :) !!

    This acrimonious man is extremely sarcastic and it’s very difficult to get along with him.

    I would like to see a bit of sarcasm from you too – You sound an old man about to meet Piribaharan in never land – in your 80′s?? Time you enjoy your self man !!! not talk Gibberish !!

    At the same time, the truculent person JG is very fierce and aggressive too.

    Aggressive – Very much Yes !!! Fierce – not at all !!

  203. Pathivu Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pathivu – you mentally underdeveloped, misinformed Ape of LTTE !!!

    Eelam delenda est !!!!

    Impeccable Jim Gona !!!!!

    INDIAN WAR CRIMINALS- HELPED SRILANKA TO CARRY OUT GENOCIDE OF TAMILS AND STILL SUPPORTING SRILANKA TO CONTINUE GENOCIDE-MUST BE PUNISHED LIKE THE BRAVE SIKH HERO UTHAM SINGH WHO KILLED THE BARBARIC BRITISH ARMY MAJOR WHO ORDERED THE MASSACRE OF SEVERAL 1000 SIKH PEOPLE IN INDIA.

    You are mad you mentally sick Baboon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have probably not seen the posts of Genocide before – LOL – at least your fellow apes stopped posting genocide when they realised that it was your own mentally sick LTTE who were killing Tamil people where as the Tamils came to Colombo – 06 to save themselves from you Baberian Monkeys !!

    Look at the Genocide you Apes of LTTE did against the Tamils of Sri Lank

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    You Apes also need to develop your brains much much more to understand the a Legally elected government of India and many other countries are Supporting a Legally elected government of Sri Lanka. Not a Transsexual Government like yours which is illegal and governed by impotent Apes with funny names like “Sock-in-his-Lingam” – ROALMAO !!!

    Go keep crying out Genocide while our Tamil brotheren spit on your Graves for the injustice you did to them !!

  204. Even more Global Justice from Sri Lanka (not that Amnesty International will admit it)

    One year after the crushing the LTTE, what have we NOT seen in SL?

    Attacks like this, quite commonplace in other, less fortunate countries plagued by various strains of terrorists and incompetent, dozy, bumbling military forces of the world's hyper and super-powers.

    70 Ahmadi worshippers were killed in their mosques in Lahore, allegedly by the Tehrek-e-Taliban (June 2010)

    A few more terrorist outrages, in 2010, from across Western-occupied countries, taken at random:

    44 suicide bombings in Iraq in 2010 = hundreds of dead civilians

    30 civilians killed in just one suicide bombing in Afghanistan (March 2010)

    Compare and contrast with AI's current favourite whipping boy, Sri Lanka.

    Deaths in Sri Lanka (since May 2009) due to suicide bombings, extra-judicial killings, abductions etc = a big fat Zero.

    My profound sympathies to the affected victims and their families, especially in Pakistan which did so much to help SL defeat the LTTE.

    My most profound contempt for AI and rest of the HR crowd, who can't stop a single suicide bomber or murderer, yet complain about those who do.

  205. An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for international inquiries into serious allegations of extrajudicial executions in cases where national probes have been insufficient, citing examples relating to the Gaza Strip and Sri Lanka. In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said as he presented his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC). “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added. In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.” http://www0.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=349

  206. The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. “That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money,” Roy said on Friday. “The political parties of Tamil Nadu were the only ones who could have stopped the genocide in Sri Lanka, but they chose to stand by silently. A similar thing is happening in central India where tribals are resisting the takeover of natural resources by corporates.” http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chennai/L

  207. Professor Francis A. Boyle, an expert in international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that an independent state of Tamil eelam south of the Indian border will add to India's security, and therefore, India should actively intervene in the Tamil struggle and facilitate the formation of Tamil eelam. Boyle was talking to the popular Tamil Nadu Tamil biweekly magazine Junior Vikatan in an exclusive interview given to the magazine's US correspondent Prakash M Swamy early part of May.

    Text of the translation of the interview published in Vikatan follows (Note: original interview to Vikatan was in English):

    Vikatan: One year has passed since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Do you think birth of Tamil Eelam is still a possibility?

    Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of IllinoisBoyle: Faith propels life; in recent times, terrorism label was stamped on those who led and supported Tamil eelam struggle. Now, since Tiger leadership has disappeared, Rajapakse is on his mission to destroy the Tamil people. Sri Lanka has no respect for any international law. India [as a regional super-power] has failed to contrain Sri Lanka's conduct. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) will reflect the conscience of Tamil people. Counselors elected for TGTE will determine their future. Many directives will be taken at their first meeting.

    Vikatan: Opponents claim that TGTE have only web presence. Can you comment?

    Boyle: After the genocide, where is the space for Tamil leadership to operate or even emerge in Sri Lanka? Surviving leadership are all outside of Sri Lanka. Can these leaders visit Sri Lanka? Under these circumstances Tamils only option is the formation of Transnational Government. The counselors are elected democratically. Liberation struggle is taking its step in an entirely new direction. Let us wait to see the impact.

    Vikatan: You support Palestinians, who have a state. Tamil people do not have a state.

    Boyle: Not quite true. Tamil homeland is occupied by Sri Lankan state. This is sad! Tamils are enslaved in their own state. Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land. Wars for Palestinian independence and Tamil Eelam independence are similar. Both struggles are labelled as terrorism, illegal occupation. Currently, 127 out of 195 members of the United Nation have recognized Palestine. President Obama has recently said that an independent Palestine should be allowed to exist without security threats.

    Vikatan: US, while fully engaged in Palestinian-Israel conflict refuses to play an active role in Tamil Eelam struggle. Why?

    Boyle: Israel is the reason. Israel fully supports Sri Lanka. Obama supports Rajapakse administration because of China. America is concerned by the increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, and that China may even be allowed to build a military base in Sri Lanka. U.S. even supported the dud committee set up by Sri Lanka to investigate the rights violations in Sri Lanka. This committee is useless, and without teeth. This committee will not dare investigate Rajapakse brothers. What is troubling is the UN ambassador to UN [and later Secretary of State Clinton] have extended their support to this committee.

    Vikatan: What types configurations are possible for a future Tamil Eelam state?

    Boyle: First, Tamil eelam can be an independent sovereign state – this is the wish of Tamil people. Second, Tamil eelam can be similar to that of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico is a sovereign state, at the same time, comes under America’s confederation. Third, it can be an independent province within a sovereign Sri Lankan state.

    Vikatan: Could you comment on Indian government’s refusal to issue visa to Prabhakaran’s mother?

    Boyle: Your central government has directed its anger against Prapakaran on his mother. Is Ms. Parvathi an extremist? Is she scheming to over throw your government? She is eighty years old; she does not even have the strength to stand on her own. This is a serious violation of human rights. India has capable lawyers. Do you have honest and independent courts? Why have not this act been challenged in a court of justice in India? In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts. India should not have politicized a humanitarian matter. Other than India getting a fleeting satisfaction by refusing visa to Pirapaharan's mother, no other useful purpose was served by India's act. Is India trying to punish Pirapakaran who is dead and gone..?

    Vikatan: What should be India's approach to dealing with Tamil Eelam struggle?

    Boyle: I am not qualified to advise India. As an American who loves India, I can share some thoughts. Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam Tamils, and therefore, to their struggle. In this context, recognize that Prapakaran era is over. Do not continue to show vengeance on Tamils and their struggle. India should change the way it views struggle for Tamil independence. In the changing geo-political structure, close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone. Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India's security. I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent. I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain. India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  208. An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for international inquiries into serious allegations of extrajudicial executions in cases where national probes have been insufficient, citing examples relating to the Gaza Strip and Sri Lanka. In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said as he presented his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC). “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added. In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.” http://www0.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=349

  209. An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for international inquiries into serious allegations of extrajudicial executions in cases where national probes have been insufficient, citing examples relating to the Gaza Strip and Sri Lanka. In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said as he presented his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC). “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added. In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.” http://www0.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=349

  210. The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. “That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money,” Roy said on Friday. “The political parties of Tamil Nadu were the only ones who could have stopped the genocide in Sri Lanka, but they chose to stand by silently. A similar thing is happening in central India where tribals are resisting the takeover of natural resources by corporates.” http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chennai/L

  211. The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. “That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money,” Roy said on Friday. “The political parties of Tamil Nadu were the only ones who could have stopped the genocide in Sri Lanka, but they chose to stand by silently. A similar thing is happening in central India where tribals are resisting the takeover of natural resources by corporates.” http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chennai/L

  212. Professor Francis A. Boyle, an expert in international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that an independent state of Tamil eelam south of the Indian border will add to India's security, and therefore, India should actively intervene in the Tamil struggle and facilitate the formation of Tamil eelam. Boyle was talking to the popular Tamil Nadu Tamil biweekly magazine Junior Vikatan in an exclusive interview given to the magazine's US correspondent Prakash M Swamy early part of May.

    Text of the translation of the interview published in Vikatan follows (Note: original interview to Vikatan was in English):

    Vikatan: One year has passed since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Do you think birth of Tamil Eelam is still a possibility?

    Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of IllinoisBoyle: Faith propels life; in recent times, terrorism label was stamped on those who led and supported Tamil eelam struggle. Now, since Tiger leadership has disappeared, Rajapakse is on his mission to destroy the Tamil people. Sri Lanka has no respect for any international law. India [as a regional super-power] has failed to contrain Sri Lanka's conduct. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) will reflect the conscience of Tamil people. Counselors elected for TGTE will determine their future. Many directives will be taken at their first meeting.

    Vikatan: Opponents claim that TGTE have only web presence. Can you comment?

    Boyle: After the genocide, where is the space for Tamil leadership to operate or even emerge in Sri Lanka? Surviving leadership are all outside of Sri Lanka. Can these leaders visit Sri Lanka? Under these circumstances Tamils only option is the formation of Transnational Government. The counselors are elected democratically. Liberation struggle is taking its step in an entirely new direction. Let us wait to see the impact.

    Vikatan: You support Palestinians, who have a state. Tamil people do not have a state.

    Boyle: Not quite true. Tamil homeland is occupied by Sri Lankan state. This is sad! Tamils are enslaved in their own state. Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land. Wars for Palestinian independence and Tamil Eelam independence are similar. Both struggles are labelled as terrorism, illegal occupation. Currently, 127 out of 195 members of the United Nation have recognized Palestine. President Obama has recently said that an independent Palestine should be allowed to exist without security threats.

    Vikatan: US, while fully engaged in Palestinian-Israel conflict refuses to play an active role in Tamil Eelam struggle. Why?

    Boyle: Israel is the reason. Israel fully supports Sri Lanka. Obama supports Rajapakse administration because of China. America is concerned by the increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, and that China may even be allowed to build a military base in Sri Lanka. U.S. even supported the dud committee set up by Sri Lanka to investigate the rights violations in Sri Lanka. This committee is useless, and without teeth. This committee will not dare investigate Rajapakse brothers. What is troubling is the UN ambassador to UN [and later Secretary of State Clinton] have extended their support to this committee.

    Vikatan: What types configurations are possible for a future Tamil Eelam state?

    Boyle: First, Tamil eelam can be an independent sovereign state – this is the wish of Tamil people. Second, Tamil eelam can be similar to that of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico is a sovereign state, at the same time, comes under America’s confederation. Third, it can be an independent province within a sovereign Sri Lankan state.

    Vikatan: Could you comment on Indian government’s refusal to issue visa to Prabhakaran’s mother?

    Boyle: Your central government has directed its anger against Prapakaran on his mother. Is Ms. Parvathi an extremist? Is she scheming to over throw your government? She is eighty years old; she does not even have the strength to stand on her own. This is a serious violation of human rights. India has capable lawyers. Do you have honest and independent courts? Why have not this act been challenged in a court of justice in India? In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts. India should not have politicized a humanitarian matter. Other than India getting a fleeting satisfaction by refusing visa to Pirapaharan's mother, no other useful purpose was served by India's act. Is India trying to punish Pirapakaran who is dead and gone..?

    Vikatan: What should be India's approach to dealing with Tamil Eelam struggle?

    Boyle: I am not qualified to advise India. As an American who loves India, I can share some thoughts. Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam Tamils, and therefore, to their struggle. In this context, recognize that Prapakaran era is over. Do not continue to show vengeance on Tamils and their struggle. India should change the way it views struggle for Tamil independence. In the changing geo-political structure, close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone. Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India's security. I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent. I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain. India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  213. Professor Francis A. Boyle, an expert in international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that an independent state of Tamil eelam south of the Indian border will add to India's security, and therefore, India should actively intervene in the Tamil struggle and facilitate the formation of Tamil eelam. Boyle was talking to the popular Tamil Nadu Tamil biweekly magazine Junior Vikatan in an exclusive interview given to the magazine's US correspondent Prakash M Swamy early part of May.

    Text of the translation of the interview published in Vikatan follows (Note: original interview to Vikatan was in English):

    Vikatan: One year has passed since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Do you think birth of Tamil Eelam is still a possibility?

    Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of IllinoisBoyle: Faith propels life; in recent times, terrorism label was stamped on those who led and supported Tamil eelam struggle. Now, since Tiger leadership has disappeared, Rajapakse is on his mission to destroy the Tamil people. Sri Lanka has no respect for any international law. India [as a regional super-power] has failed to contrain Sri Lanka's conduct. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) will reflect the conscience of Tamil people. Counselors elected for TGTE will determine their future. Many directives will be taken at their first meeting.

    Vikatan: Opponents claim that TGTE have only web presence. Can you comment?

    Boyle: After the genocide, where is the space for Tamil leadership to operate or even emerge in Sri Lanka? Surviving leadership are all outside of Sri Lanka. Can these leaders visit Sri Lanka? Under these circumstances Tamils only option is the formation of Transnational Government. The counselors are elected democratically. Liberation struggle is taking its step in an entirely new direction. Let us wait to see the impact.

    Vikatan: You support Palestinians, who have a state. Tamil people do not have a state.

    Boyle: Not quite true. Tamil homeland is occupied by Sri Lankan state. This is sad! Tamils are enslaved in their own state. Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land. Wars for Palestinian independence and Tamil Eelam independence are similar. Both struggles are labelled as terrorism, illegal occupation. Currently, 127 out of 195 members of the United Nation have recognized Palestine. President Obama has recently said that an independent Palestine should be allowed to exist without security threats.

    Vikatan: US, while fully engaged in Palestinian-Israel conflict refuses to play an active role in Tamil Eelam struggle. Why?

    Boyle: Israel is the reason. Israel fully supports Sri Lanka. Obama supports Rajapakse administration because of China. America is concerned by the increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, and that China may even be allowed to build a military base in Sri Lanka. U.S. even supported the dud committee set up by Sri Lanka to investigate the rights violations in Sri Lanka. This committee is useless, and without teeth. This committee will not dare investigate Rajapakse brothers. What is troubling is the UN ambassador to UN [and later Secretary of State Clinton] have extended their support to this committee.

    Vikatan: What types configurations are possible for a future Tamil Eelam state?

    Boyle: First, Tamil eelam can be an independent sovereign state – this is the wish of Tamil people. Second, Tamil eelam can be similar to that of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico is a sovereign state, at the same time, comes under America’s confederation. Third, it can be an independent province within a sovereign Sri Lankan state.

    Vikatan: Could you comment on Indian government’s refusal to issue visa to Prabhakaran’s mother?

    Boyle: Your central government has directed its anger against Prapakaran on his mother. Is Ms. Parvathi an extremist? Is she scheming to over throw your government? She is eighty years old; she does not even have the strength to stand on her own. This is a serious violation of human rights. India has capable lawyers. Do you have honest and independent courts? Why have not this act been challenged in a court of justice in India? In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts. India should not have politicized a humanitarian matter. Other than India getting a fleeting satisfaction by refusing visa to Pirapaharan's mother, no other useful purpose was served by India's act. Is India trying to punish Pirapakaran who is dead and gone..?

    Vikatan: What should be India's approach to dealing with Tamil Eelam struggle?

    Boyle: I am not qualified to advise India. As an American who loves India, I can share some thoughts. Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam Tamils, and therefore, to their struggle. In this context, recognize that Prapakaran era is over. Do not continue to show vengeance on Tamils and their struggle. India should change the way it views struggle for Tamil independence. In the changing geo-political structure, close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone. Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India's security. I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent. I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain. India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  214. Even more Global Justice from Sri Lanka (not that Amnesty International will admit it)

    One year after the crushing the LTTE, what have we NOT seen in SL?

    Attacks like this, quite commonplace in other, less fortunate countries plagued by various strains of terrorists and incompetent, dozy, bumbling military forces of the world’s hyper and super-powers.

    70 Ahmadi worshippers were killed in their mosques in Lahore, allegedly by the Tehrek-e-Taliban (June 2010)

    A few more terrorist outrages, in 2010, from across Western-occupied countries, taken at random:

    44 suicide bombings in Iraq in 2010 = hundreds of dead civilians

    30 civilians killed in just one suicide bombing in Afghanistan (March 2010)

    Compare and contrast with AI’s current favourite whipping boy, Sri Lanka.

    Deaths in Sri Lanka (since May 2009) due to suicide bombings, extra-judicial killings, abductions etc = a big fat Zero.

    My profound sympathies to the affected victims and their families, especially in Pakistan which did so much to help SL defeat the LTTE.

    My most profound contempt for AI and rest of the HR crowd, who can’t stop a single suicide bomber or murderer, yet complain about those who do.

  215. An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for international inquiries into serious allegations of extrajudicial executions in cases where national probes have been insufficient, citing examples relating to the Gaza Strip and Sri Lanka. In many instances, domestic commissions of inquiry had only resulted in “comprehensive impunity,” Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said as he presented his annual report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC). “Overall, the track record of such inquiries is remarkably poor,” he added. In such cases, the international community will often need to insist that an international inquiry takes place where particularly serious allegations are made and where domestic practice has been “unconvincing.”
    http://www0.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=34905&Cr=alston&Cr1

  216. The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. “That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money,” Roy said on Friday. “The political parties of Tamil Nadu were the only ones who could have stopped the genocide in Sri Lanka, but they chose to stand by silently. A similar thing is happening in central India where tribals are resisting the takeover of natural resources by corporates.”
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chennai/Lankan-war-was-corporate-one-says-Arundhati-Roy/articleshow/6013029.cms

  217. Professor Francis A. Boyle, an expert in international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, said that an independent state of Tamil eelam south of the Indian border will add to India’s security, and therefore, India should actively intervene in the Tamil struggle and facilitate the formation of Tamil eelam. Boyle was talking to the popular Tamil Nadu Tamil biweekly magazine Junior Vikatan in an exclusive interview given to the magazine’s US correspondent Prakash M Swamy early part of May.

    Text of the translation of the interview published in Vikatan follows (Note: original interview to Vikatan was in English):

    Vikatan: One year has passed since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Do you think birth of Tamil Eelam is still a possibility?

    Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of IllinoisBoyle: Faith propels life; in recent times, terrorism label was stamped on those who led and supported Tamil eelam struggle. Now, since Tiger leadership has disappeared, Rajapakse is on his mission to destroy the Tamil people. Sri Lanka has no respect for any international law. India [as a regional super-power] has failed to contrain Sri Lanka’s conduct. Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) will reflect the conscience of Tamil people. Counselors elected for TGTE will determine their future. Many directives will be taken at their first meeting.

    Vikatan: Opponents claim that TGTE have only web presence. Can you comment?

    Boyle: After the genocide, where is the space for Tamil leadership to operate or even emerge in Sri Lanka? Surviving leadership are all outside of Sri Lanka. Can these leaders visit Sri Lanka? Under these circumstances Tamils only option is the formation of Transnational Government. The counselors are elected democratically. Liberation struggle is taking its step in an entirely new direction. Let us wait to see the impact.

    Vikatan: You support Palestinians, who have a state. Tamil people do not have a state.

    Boyle: Not quite true. Tamil homeland is occupied by Sri Lankan state. This is sad! Tamils are enslaved in their own state. Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land. Wars for Palestinian independence and Tamil Eelam independence are similar. Both struggles are labelled as terrorism, illegal occupation. Currently, 127 out of 195 members of the United Nation have recognized Palestine. President Obama has recently said that an independent Palestine should be allowed to exist without security threats.

    Vikatan: US, while fully engaged in Palestinian-Israel conflict refuses to play an active role in Tamil Eelam struggle. Why?

    Boyle: Israel is the reason. Israel fully supports Sri Lanka. Obama supports Rajapakse administration because of China. America is concerned by the increasing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, and that China may even be allowed to build a military base in Sri Lanka. U.S. even supported the dud committee set up by Sri Lanka to investigate the rights violations in Sri Lanka. This committee is useless, and without teeth. This committee will not dare investigate Rajapakse brothers. What is troubling is the UN ambassador to UN [and later Secretary of State Clinton] have extended their support to this committee.

    Vikatan: What types configurations are possible for a future Tamil Eelam state?

    Boyle: First, Tamil eelam can be an independent sovereign state – this is the wish of Tamil people. Second, Tamil eelam can be similar to that of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico is a sovereign state, at the same time, comes under America’s confederation. Third, it can be an independent province within a sovereign Sri Lankan state.

    Vikatan: Could you comment on Indian government’s refusal to issue visa to Prabhakaran’s mother?

    Boyle: Your central government has directed its anger against Prapakaran on his mother. Is Ms. Parvathi an extremist? Is she scheming to over throw your government? She is eighty years old; she does not even have the strength to stand on her own. This is a serious violation of human rights. India has capable lawyers. Do you have honest and independent courts? Why have not this act been challenged in a court of justice in India? In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts. India should not have politicized a humanitarian matter. Other than India getting a fleeting satisfaction by refusing visa to Pirapaharan’s mother, no other useful purpose was served by India’s act. Is India trying to punish Pirapakaran who is dead and gone..?

    Vikatan: What should be India’s approach to dealing with Tamil Eelam struggle?

    Boyle: I am not qualified to advise India. As an American who loves India, I can share some thoughts. Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam Tamils, and therefore, to their struggle. In this context, recognize that Prapakaran era is over. Do not continue to show vengeance on Tamils and their struggle. India should change the way it views struggle for Tamil independence. In the changing geo-political structure, close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone. Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India’s security. I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent. I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain. India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31816

  218. Rohan Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    NEWS !!!!

    So Called Prof Boyle in his bum’s knowledge on current affairs and world scenario’s go straight to the dust bin with the following remark (If he made it)

    “Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land.

    If Prof. Boyle actually had a professori qualification and not like our good analyst professori Puligal, this idiot should know that President Rajapakse even has a street named after him in Palestine – Anyone wanna know why ?? Because he is an advocate to Palestine in UN + He heads some forum which is to do with liberation of Palestine !!

    So there we go – another lie from the Pathetic and desperate Diaspora or a “Know Nothing at All” prfessori giving false statements. This shows the low levels the Eelam struggle has stooped down to.

    In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts

    Another comment that shows the intelligence levels or the arrogance of the idiotic Boyle in Bum. A Professor out of all should understand that everyone should not do things like the Americans do – why should we ??? The Asians are much more cultured people than Americans – at least we do not have double standards – we are with Palestine and condemn the attack on Palestine. (Wonder how LTTE had, but, then again, they are un-evolved – so we can consider them to still have Ape like behaviour) Indian or the Sri Lankan government and it’s people know the gravity of this Terrorist organization more than any 5 cent professor in USA would. India clearly stated the reason. It was for her own good as the LTTE supporters of Tamil Nadu were to grab her and make a mockery of her. Now, would Boyle in Bum say “80 year old” is being treated right by the LTTE supporters if it had happened ??? As I always say, LTTE Apes are being washed down a Raging River and would hold on to an 80 year old innocent Grandma to try get out of it !!!

    We will take more exerts from his comments !!

    I am not qualified to advise India.

    So Shut your Bum at wait !!! – It ain’t rocket science not to talk of things you do not know and make an idiot of your self !!

    Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam

    Another Bullshit story from Boyle in Bum… Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and his followers connected ??? Was Neelan Thiruchelvan and his followers connected ?? Was Alfred Doraiappa connected ?? Is Douglas Devanandan connected ?? Are even those who were connected as Karuna, Pillayan and the last unsung hero of the race, Kumaran Padmanadan connected to the Lunetic Nonsense any more ??????????????

    Thus Bum should really know what he is talking of – poor fellow has a made an Idiot of himself !

    close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone.

    This is typical American ‘Shit Scared of China” Mentality speaking. Boyle in Bum should realize that what ever the ties we have with China, India will always be and looked up on as the big brother. Take a logical reason, something goes wrong, it is easier for India and Pakistan to get to Sri Lanka than wait for China to come all the way from the northern hemisphere !! India and Sri Lanka are culturally similar and understand each other better, hence, easier to work together. They say that those who go on the offensive are the people who are scared the most – America has proven this point over and over !!

    Anyways, Boyle in Bum, again showcases his inability to think and his lack of knowledge on a subject matter he sucks at.

    Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India’s security.

    Again the Boyle in the bum seem to spread to his brain in the Bum !! – We all know the ultimate goal of Eelamist – and surely if the boyle is not hurting much, this idiot should know it too. Ultimate aim of Eelam is to Drag Tamilnadu in to the terror state and with it other independent states as Maldives and Madagascar – ya you heard me right – these Idiotic Terrorists have a delusional concept of a former Tamil state which no anthropologist has managed to prove nor any documentation or even a fairy tale or folk tale can prove. This spans from Madagascar to Indonesia – go figure out how !! Do you think giving “Terrorists” such authority would help any peace loving nation ???? This would be the future issue for Boyle in Bum’s USA – Not China !! China is a Maoist government which is far better than a Terrorist state – Try give Afghanistan back to Taliban, will you ??

    I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent.

    With all due respect to the Irish, this comment definitely sound a drunken Irish comment !! But, that’s only for jokes sake, Irish are far more intelligent than Boyle in Bum could ever be !!

    I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain.

    Surely you don’t ???? Have you ever spoken to any Tamil Sri Lankan who was battered by 30 years of Brutality ?? Have you even stepped on to this golden soil ?? Again, if you don’t know stuff, shut up !!

    India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam.

    One thing India will never do !!!!! Dream on you insult to Baboons !!!

  219. Rohan Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    NEWS !!!!

    So Called Prof Boyle in his bum’s knowledge on current affairs and world scenario’s go straight to the dust bin with the following remark (If he made it)

    “Rajapakse is supported by Israel, which is occupying Palestinian land.

    If Prof. Boyle actually had a professori qualification and not like our good analyst professori Puligal, this idiot should know that President Rajapakse even has a street named after him in Palestine – Anyone wanna know why ?? Because he is an advocate to Palestine in UN + He heads some forum which is to do with liberation of Palestine !!

    So there we go – another lie from the Pathetic and desperate Diaspora or a “Know Nothing at All” prfessori giving false statements. This shows the low levels the Eelam struggle has stooped down to.

    In the U.S., many lawyers and rights organizations would have immediately filed challenges in US Courts

    Another comment that shows the intelligence levels or the arrogance of the idiotic Boyle in Bum. A Professor out of all should understand that everyone should not do things like the Americans do – why should we ??? The Asians are much more cultured people than Americans – at least we do not have double standards – we are with Palestine and condemn the attack on Palestine. (Wonder how LTTE had, but, then again, they are un-evolved – so we can consider them to still have Ape like behaviour) Indian or the Sri Lankan government and it’s people know the gravity of this Terrorist organization more than any 5 cent professor in USA would. India clearly stated the reason. It was for her own good as the LTTE supporters of Tamil Nadu were to grab her and make a mockery of her. Now, would Boyle in Bum say “80 year old” is being treated right by the LTTE supporters if it had happened ??? As I always say, LTTE Apes are being washed down a Raging River and would hold on to an 80 year old innocent Grandma to try get out of it !!!

    We will take more exerts from his comments !!

    I am not qualified to advise India.

    So Shut your Bum at wait !!! – It ain’t rocket science not to talk of things you do not know and make an idiot of your self !!

    Tamils worldwide are connected culturally and emotionally to Eelam

    Another Bullshit story from Boyle in Bum… Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and his followers connected ??? Was Neelan Thiruchelvan and his followers connected ?? Was Alfred Doraiappa connected ?? Is Douglas Devanandan connected ?? Are even those who were connected as Karuna, Pillayan and the last unsung hero of the race, Kumaran Padmanadan connected to the Lunetic Nonsense any more ??????????????

    Thus Bum should really know what he is talking of – poor fellow has a made an Idiot of himself !

    close alliance between china and Sri Lanka will be a danger to everyone.

    This is typical American ‘Shit Scared of China” Mentality speaking. Boyle in Bum should realize that what ever the ties we have with China, India will always be and looked up on as the big brother. Take a logical reason, something goes wrong, it is easier for India and Pakistan to get to Sri Lanka than wait for China to come all the way from the northern hemisphere !! India and Sri Lanka are culturally similar and understand each other better, hence, easier to work together. They say that those who go on the offensive are the people who are scared the most – America has proven this point over and over !!

    Anyways, Boyle in Bum, again showcases his inability to think and his lack of knowledge on a subject matter he sucks at.

    Independent Tamil Eelam will add security, and will be a bulwark to India’s security.

    Again the Boyle in the bum seem to spread to his brain in the Bum !! – We all know the ultimate goal of Eelamist – and surely if the boyle is not hurting much, this idiot should know it too. Ultimate aim of Eelam is to Drag Tamilnadu in to the terror state and with it other independent states as Maldives and Madagascar – ya you heard me right – these Idiotic Terrorists have a delusional concept of a former Tamil state which no anthropologist has managed to prove nor any documentation or even a fairy tale or folk tale can prove. This spans from Madagascar to Indonesia – go figure out how !! Do you think giving “Terrorists” such authority would help any peace loving nation ???? This would be the future issue for Boyle in Bum’s USA – Not China !! China is a Maoist government which is far better than a Terrorist state – Try give Afghanistan back to Taliban, will you ??

    I am not a politician; an attorney, of Irish descent.

    With all due respect to the Irish, this comment definitely sound a drunken Irish comment !! But, that’s only for jokes sake, Irish are far more intelligent than Boyle in Bum could ever be !!

    I am not even a Tamil, but I feel their pain.

    Surely you don’t ???? Have you ever spoken to any Tamil Sri Lankan who was battered by 30 years of Brutality ?? Have you even stepped on to this golden soil ?? Again, if you don’t know stuff, shut up !!

    India should actively intervene to facilitate the birth of Tamil Eelam.

    One thing India will never do !!!!! Dream on you insult to Baboons !!!

  220. I know whom you prefer by the word "Baboons".

    You must first of all understand humans.

    Let me take that your grasp of science is very rudimentary.

    You must be a wiseacre to share these irrelevant views.

    Wish is the father to thought.

    Your thought is probably absurd and nonsensical.

    I hope you must be in your wit's end to talk about " Baboons" because you have been already screwed up.

    Now, you should stop making groundless accusations despite being the pilferer.

  221. The Sri Lankan government has threatened to execute Sarath Fonseka, the army commander who delivered victory over the Tamil Tigers, if he continues to suggest top officials may have ordered war crimes during the final hours of the Tamil war.

    General Fonseka wants to testify before an independent investigation
    The threat, issued by Sri Lanka's powerful defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the latest sign of a bitter and intensifying feud within the Sri Lankan political establishment, little more than a year after the end of the Tamil war. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

  222. The Sri Lankan government has threatened to execute Sarath Fonseka, the army commander who delivered victory over the Tamil Tigers, if he continues to suggest top officials may have ordered war crimes during the final hours of the Tamil war.

    General Fonseka wants to testify before an independent investigation
    The threat, issued by Sri Lanka's powerful defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the latest sign of a bitter and intensifying feud within the Sri Lankan political establishment, little more than a year after the end of the Tamil war. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

  223. The Sri Lankan government has threatened to execute Sarath Fonseka, the army commander who delivered victory over the Tamil Tigers, if he continues to suggest top officials may have ordered war crimes during the final hours of the Tamil war.

    General Fonseka wants to testify before an independent investigation
    The threat, issued by Sri Lanka's powerful defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the latest sign of a bitter and intensifying feud within the Sri Lankan political establishment, little more than a year after the end of the Tamil war. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

  224. I know whom you prefer by the word “Baboons”.

    You must first of all understand humans.

    Let me take that your grasp of science is very rudimentary.

    You must be a wiseacre to share these irrelevant views.

    Wish is the father to thought.

    Your thought is probably absurd and nonsensical.

    I hope you must be in your wit’s end to talk about ” Baboons” because you have been already screwed up.

    Now, you should stop making groundless accusations despite being the pilferer.

  225. The Sri Lankan government has threatened to execute Sarath Fonseka, the army commander who delivered victory over the Tamil Tigers, if he continues to suggest top officials may have ordered war crimes during the final hours of the Tamil war.

    General Fonseka wants to testify before an independent investigation
    The threat, issued by Sri Lanka’s powerful defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the latest sign of a bitter and intensifying feud within the Sri Lankan political establishment, little more than a year after the end of the Tamil war.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/8725899.stm

  226. Mass Graves: Nothing new to Sri Lanka
    The recent discovery of mass graves at Ganeshapuram in Kilinochchi and at Nachchikuda in the Mannar Districts has been very much in the news during the past weeks. Such finds need not surprise anyone. Following an analysis of satellite images taken during the height of the war, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has already reported that on 19th April , 2009the images showed the roads in the ‘Civilian Safe Zone’ to be mostly deserted. The images taken on the 24th April, 2009 showed a large grave yard in the same area. @The report adds, that

    the analysis identified three different graveyards, counting a total of 1,346 likely graves. The satellite images can neither reveal if these graves contain civilians or Tamil Tiger fighters,..

    In the circumstances, it is likely that more and more graves would be discovered, if free access to the area is available to the people and the security forces do not take any steps to obliterate the graves.

    That is however only with regard to the graves alleged to be those of the victims of the last war in the Vanni. There could be many more such mass graves in other parts where the war was fought. Many may not know that during the period from 1st January, 1988 onwards, which period the former Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances of Persons appointed in 1994, had been mandated to conduct inquiries, evidence with regard to a large number of mass graves in several parts of the country came to light. These are graves of suspected Sinhala militant youth, who had chosen to rebel against the government of that time. I use the word ‘suspected’ because it was the finding of the said Commissions that most of those who had disappeared were youth or other persons who had been staunch supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who were suspected by the then government, to be members of the Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna. It is therefore no wonder President Rajapakse who was then, just a Member of Parliament, was in the fore front of the agitation of the parents and guardians of the disappeared youth in the Southern Province, to call for a full investigation into these incidents and the culprits brought to book ! It is estimated that nearly 60,000 Sinhala youth had disappeared during the relevant period. Hardly any of them were found. It is likely that many of their bodies are still in the several mass graves in respect of which evidence was made available to the Commissions of Inquiry. Let us see what one of the Reports of a Disappearances Commission has to say on these mass graves –

    The phenomenon of mass graves is a macabre pointer to the clandestine nature of the counter-insurgency operations carried out in this period. Their very existence and the recoveries from them bear vivid witness to a complete disregard of the constitutionally guaranteed safe-guard of the physical security of persons in detention.

    This Commission listed twelve mass graves about which evidence had been placed before it. Let us see some of the information available about these graves.

    One may recall that during the Presidential Elections of 1994, President Chandrika Bandaranaike who was then one of the candidates at the elections, went around speaking about these graves in relation to the disappearances of persons which was a widespread occurrence during those days. She was present at the time the mass grave at Sooriyakanda was exhumed, in an unconventional manner, with much publicity. It was alleged that the bodies of the abducted school children from the Embilipitiya High School were buried there. It was said that over 300 bodies had been buried at this site. The government of the time conducted a forensic analysis but the investigations were said to be unsatisfactory.

    The mass graves in Hokandara, Dikwella and Angkumbura had been located in pits carved out by bomb explosions. Some of these graves such as the ones at Wilpita, Akuressa, and others had been located near Army Camps. Others were in public places like highways, as in the case of Hokandara, in public schools as in Essella or a government farm as in Walpita.

    The mass graves at Hokandara, Essella, Wavulkelle, Walpita Farm and Ankumbura had also been disinterred on a judicial order. It was in evidence that the people of the area knew the existence of these graves even though they are not known nationally. Yet they had not been acknowledged by the authorities. When some members of the public had made attempts to report on their existence to the Police at that time, the complaints had not been recorded. The disturbing piece of evidence in this regard was that some of the graves had been kept open for a period of time as in the case of the Hokandara Mass Grave. The Judicial Medical Officer who visited the mass grave at Vavulkelle had noted that he saw the fire blazing with logs and tyres which had been used to burn the bodies. There was evidence placed before the Commission indicating that a pile of burning bodies had been displayed at the junction near the Walpita Farm mass grave. It was the same with respect to the mass grave at Essella where bullet ridden bodies of several young men and women had been found lying lined up in a drain near the home of an army officer who had suffered attack by the subversives of the time.

    It is interesting to note that several of these mass graves such as the one at Kotawakella, Yakkalumulla, Dickwella, Deniyaya and Akuressa are in the Southern Province, which is the area from which the present day rulers of Sri Lanka hail !

    The Report of the Commission referring to these mass graves stated that –

    The phenomenon of Mass Graves bears a significant correlation to the massive number of disappearances that have taken place in the period under review, independent of any identification of a corpse disinterred to a particular person who has disappeared,…

    The Commission appointed to inquire into disappearances of persons in the North and Eastern Province do not mention specifically of any mass graves. The security situation at that time in these Province was a deterrent to witnesses complaining or coming forward with evidence against security forces. However the report of that Commission speaks of mass killings at the Eastern University, at Sathurukondan and other places. A few years later, following a bomb explosion that killed a few army personnel at Kokaddicholai, almost all the villagers of Kokkaddicholai were killed and dumped into the pit created by the bomb.

    This article will be incomplete if no mention is made of the mass graves found at Jaffna in Chemmani at the Duraiappah Stadium, in the not too distant past.

    In July, 1998 a former army corporal who was charged for the rape and murder of a school girl while he was on duty at the Chemmani check point, told a High Court Judge that he knew about a mass grave where about 400 bodies of Tamils were buried. He said that the bodies of those killed by the army were brought to Chemmani, along with people who were to be executed and then buried there.

    A mass grave was found 1999 by municipal labourers at the Jaffna Stadium grounds while they were doing three excavations. On the first occasion 8 skeletons, on the next 16 and on the third 25 skeletons were found. It was suspected that those skeletons were those of Tamils killed and buried en masse during the occupation of the Northern Province by the Indian Peace Keeping Force in 1987.

    It is not intended to go into the details of all these mass graves at this juncture as it is considered sufficient just to refer to them for the purposes of the theme of this article. One also needs to remember that in the late 1995 bodies of 17 Tamils living in and around Colombo who had been abducted, were found floating in the Bolgoda Lake, the Alawwa oya and the Diyawanna Oya. Following CID investigations into these cases, 21 Special Task Force police officers were arrested along with three civilians and produced before the Chief Magistrate in Colombo and remanded in 1996. But due to reasons better known to the authorities, all but three of these police officers were released subsequently. The three who were indicted before the High Court were also released later and the proceedings against them were suspended.

    It should be noted that the mandates of the Commissions on Disappearances did not permit them to investigate into these mass graves that came to their knowledge. So they made the information about them available in their Reports and recommended that the government should investigate into them and bring those responsible to book. That recommendation was never implemented. Consequently the perpetrators became emboldened. Many of them still continue in service with impunity and they could very well be the ones responsible or at least for having played a part in the creation of the mass graves that are being discovered now.

    It is significant to note that the graves the Disappearances Commissions mentioned were those of Sinhala youth who were suspected to be militants, while the evidence of graves that are just coming up are probably those of suspected Tamil militants from the Vanni. If the perpetrators of the killings of Sinhala youth could have dealt with members of their own community so brutally, how they would have treated the suspected Tamil militants could easily imagined. The recent history of Sri Lanka has so much evidence of mass graves that one need not be surprised when more and more graves are discovered in the future. Would Sri Lanka ever acknowledge such brutal incidents of mass graves and related killings and provide solace to the to the grieving family members of the victims by way of transitional justice?

    [Editors note: M.C.M. Iqbal was secretary to two of Sri Lanka’s “truth commissions”, presidential inquiry panels into the 30,000 or more forced disappearances that took place in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the south, during a dirty war that many believe has yet to run its course. As the South China Morning Post noted in late-2009, Mr. Iqbal knows more than most about the skeletons that are locked away in the government’s closet – enough, he says, for him to no longer be safe in his home country. http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/07/mass-graves

  227. Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family. Noting the sensitivity of the evidence, TAG said that the affidavit was recorded by a court reporter but declined to reveal the name of the commander or the modalities used in obtaining the affidavit. The sworn testimony contains "clear and convincing evidence" that Colombo committed war crimes, and this document can be made available to "other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials," TAG spokesperson told TamilNet.

    SLA Commander’s affidavit contains incriminating information in several areas including:
    •Description of chain of command, how documentation procedures were eliminated, and details surrounding orders to execute hardcore LTTE cadres, including those who surrendered.
    •Details of people involved in the torture and killing of LTTE leader Pirapaharan’s 12-year old son, and his five body guards who surrendered to the SLA during May 2009.
    •Order from the top to burn bodies to eliminate evidence.
    •Plans to be carried out through Sri Lanka Army in establishing Sinhala settlements in Tamil areas.
    •Details of Colombo sponsored assassination squads in Colombo, and person(s) in charge.
    TAG will be willing to provide the affidavit to other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  228. Mass Graves: Nothing new to Sri Lanka
    The recent discovery of mass graves at Ganeshapuram in Kilinochchi and at Nachchikuda in the Mannar Districts has been very much in the news during the past weeks. Such finds need not surprise anyone. Following an analysis of satellite images taken during the height of the war, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has already reported that on 19th April , 2009the images showed the roads in the ‘Civilian Safe Zone’ to be mostly deserted. The images taken on the 24th April, 2009 showed a large grave yard in the same area. @The report adds, that

    the analysis identified three different graveyards, counting a total of 1,346 likely graves. The satellite images can neither reveal if these graves contain civilians or Tamil Tiger fighters,..

    In the circumstances, it is likely that more and more graves would be discovered, if free access to the area is available to the people and the security forces do not take any steps to obliterate the graves.

    That is however only with regard to the graves alleged to be those of the victims of the last war in the Vanni. There could be many more such mass graves in other parts where the war was fought. Many may not know that during the period from 1st January, 1988 onwards, which period the former Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances of Persons appointed in 1994, had been mandated to conduct inquiries, evidence with regard to a large number of mass graves in several parts of the country came to light. These are graves of suspected Sinhala militant youth, who had chosen to rebel against the government of that time. I use the word ‘suspected’ because it was the finding of the said Commissions that most of those who had disappeared were youth or other persons who had been staunch supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who were suspected by the then government, to be members of the Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna. It is therefore no wonder President Rajapakse who was then, just a Member of Parliament, was in the fore front of the agitation of the parents and guardians of the disappeared youth in the Southern Province, to call for a full investigation into these incidents and the culprits brought to book ! It is estimated that nearly 60,000 Sinhala youth had disappeared during the relevant period. Hardly any of them were found. It is likely that many of their bodies are still in the several mass graves in respect of which evidence was made available to the Commissions of Inquiry. Let us see what one of the Reports of a Disappearances Commission has to say on these mass graves –

    The phenomenon of mass graves is a macabre pointer to the clandestine nature of the counter-insurgency operations carried out in this period. Their very existence and the recoveries from them bear vivid witness to a complete disregard of the constitutionally guaranteed safe-guard of the physical security of persons in detention.

    This Commission listed twelve mass graves about which evidence had been placed before it. Let us see some of the information available about these graves.

    One may recall that during the Presidential Elections of 1994, President Chandrika Bandaranaike who was then one of the candidates at the elections, went around speaking about these graves in relation to the disappearances of persons which was a widespread occurrence during those days. She was present at the time the mass grave at Sooriyakanda was exhumed, in an unconventional manner, with much publicity. It was alleged that the bodies of the abducted school children from the Embilipitiya High School were buried there. It was said that over 300 bodies had been buried at this site. The government of the time conducted a forensic analysis but the investigations were said to be unsatisfactory.

    The mass graves in Hokandara, Dikwella and Angkumbura had been located in pits carved out by bomb explosions. Some of these graves such as the ones at Wilpita, Akuressa, and others had been located near Army Camps. Others were in public places like highways, as in the case of Hokandara, in public schools as in Essella or a government farm as in Walpita.

    The mass graves at Hokandara, Essella, Wavulkelle, Walpita Farm and Ankumbura had also been disinterred on a judicial order. It was in evidence that the people of the area knew the existence of these graves even though they are not known nationally. Yet they had not been acknowledged by the authorities. When some members of the public had made attempts to report on their existence to the Police at that time, the complaints had not been recorded. The disturbing piece of evidence in this regard was that some of the graves had been kept open for a period of time as in the case of the Hokandara Mass Grave. The Judicial Medical Officer who visited the mass grave at Vavulkelle had noted that he saw the fire blazing with logs and tyres which had been used to burn the bodies. There was evidence placed before the Commission indicating that a pile of burning bodies had been displayed at the junction near the Walpita Farm mass grave. It was the same with respect to the mass grave at Essella where bullet ridden bodies of several young men and women had been found lying lined up in a drain near the home of an army officer who had suffered attack by the subversives of the time.

    It is interesting to note that several of these mass graves such as the one at Kotawakella, Yakkalumulla, Dickwella, Deniyaya and Akuressa are in the Southern Province, which is the area from which the present day rulers of Sri Lanka hail !

    The Report of the Commission referring to these mass graves stated that –

    The phenomenon of Mass Graves bears a significant correlation to the massive number of disappearances that have taken place in the period under review, independent of any identification of a corpse disinterred to a particular person who has disappeared,…

    The Commission appointed to inquire into disappearances of persons in the North and Eastern Province do not mention specifically of any mass graves. The security situation at that time in these Province was a deterrent to witnesses complaining or coming forward with evidence against security forces. However the report of that Commission speaks of mass killings at the Eastern University, at Sathurukondan and other places. A few years later, following a bomb explosion that killed a few army personnel at Kokaddicholai, almost all the villagers of Kokkaddicholai were killed and dumped into the pit created by the bomb.

    This article will be incomplete if no mention is made of the mass graves found at Jaffna in Chemmani at the Duraiappah Stadium, in the not too distant past.

    In July, 1998 a former army corporal who was charged for the rape and murder of a school girl while he was on duty at the Chemmani check point, told a High Court Judge that he knew about a mass grave where about 400 bodies of Tamils were buried. He said that the bodies of those killed by the army were brought to Chemmani, along with people who were to be executed and then buried there.

    A mass grave was found 1999 by municipal labourers at the Jaffna Stadium grounds while they were doing three excavations. On the first occasion 8 skeletons, on the next 16 and on the third 25 skeletons were found. It was suspected that those skeletons were those of Tamils killed and buried en masse during the occupation of the Northern Province by the Indian Peace Keeping Force in 1987.

    It is not intended to go into the details of all these mass graves at this juncture as it is considered sufficient just to refer to them for the purposes of the theme of this article. One also needs to remember that in the late 1995 bodies of 17 Tamils living in and around Colombo who had been abducted, were found floating in the Bolgoda Lake, the Alawwa oya and the Diyawanna Oya. Following CID investigations into these cases, 21 Special Task Force police officers were arrested along with three civilians and produced before the Chief Magistrate in Colombo and remanded in 1996. But due to reasons better known to the authorities, all but three of these police officers were released subsequently. The three who were indicted before the High Court were also released later and the proceedings against them were suspended.

    It should be noted that the mandates of the Commissions on Disappearances did not permit them to investigate into these mass graves that came to their knowledge. So they made the information about them available in their Reports and recommended that the government should investigate into them and bring those responsible to book. That recommendation was never implemented. Consequently the perpetrators became emboldened. Many of them still continue in service with impunity and they could very well be the ones responsible or at least for having played a part in the creation of the mass graves that are being discovered now.

    It is significant to note that the graves the Disappearances Commissions mentioned were those of Sinhala youth who were suspected to be militants, while the evidence of graves that are just coming up are probably those of suspected Tamil militants from the Vanni. If the perpetrators of the killings of Sinhala youth could have dealt with members of their own community so brutally, how they would have treated the suspected Tamil militants could easily imagined. The recent history of Sri Lanka has so much evidence of mass graves that one need not be surprised when more and more graves are discovered in the future. Would Sri Lanka ever acknowledge such brutal incidents of mass graves and related killings and provide solace to the to the grieving family members of the victims by way of transitional justice?

    [Editors note: M.C.M. Iqbal was secretary to two of Sri Lanka’s “truth commissions”, presidential inquiry panels into the 30,000 or more forced disappearances that took place in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the south, during a dirty war that many believe has yet to run its course. As the South China Morning Post noted in late-2009, Mr. Iqbal knows more than most about the skeletons that are locked away in the government’s closet – enough, he says, for him to no longer be safe in his home country. http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/07/mass-graves

  229. Mass Graves: Nothing new to Sri Lanka
    The recent discovery of mass graves at Ganeshapuram in Kilinochchi and at Nachchikuda in the Mannar Districts has been very much in the news during the past weeks. Such finds need not surprise anyone. Following an analysis of satellite images taken during the height of the war, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has already reported that on 19th April , 2009the images showed the roads in the ‘Civilian Safe Zone’ to be mostly deserted. The images taken on the 24th April, 2009 showed a large grave yard in the same area. @The report adds, that

    the analysis identified three different graveyards, counting a total of 1,346 likely graves. The satellite images can neither reveal if these graves contain civilians or Tamil Tiger fighters,..

    In the circumstances, it is likely that more and more graves would be discovered, if free access to the area is available to the people and the security forces do not take any steps to obliterate the graves.

    That is however only with regard to the graves alleged to be those of the victims of the last war in the Vanni. There could be many more such mass graves in other parts where the war was fought. Many may not know that during the period from 1st January, 1988 onwards, which period the former Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances of Persons appointed in 1994, had been mandated to conduct inquiries, evidence with regard to a large number of mass graves in several parts of the country came to light. These are graves of suspected Sinhala militant youth, who had chosen to rebel against the government of that time. I use the word ‘suspected’ because it was the finding of the said Commissions that most of those who had disappeared were youth or other persons who had been staunch supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who were suspected by the then government, to be members of the Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna. It is therefore no wonder President Rajapakse who was then, just a Member of Parliament, was in the fore front of the agitation of the parents and guardians of the disappeared youth in the Southern Province, to call for a full investigation into these incidents and the culprits brought to book ! It is estimated that nearly 60,000 Sinhala youth had disappeared during the relevant period. Hardly any of them were found. It is likely that many of their bodies are still in the several mass graves in respect of which evidence was made available to the Commissions of Inquiry. Let us see what one of the Reports of a Disappearances Commission has to say on these mass graves –

    The phenomenon of mass graves is a macabre pointer to the clandestine nature of the counter-insurgency operations carried out in this period. Their very existence and the recoveries from them bear vivid witness to a complete disregard of the constitutionally guaranteed safe-guard of the physical security of persons in detention.

    This Commission listed twelve mass graves about which evidence had been placed before it. Let us see some of the information available about these graves.

    One may recall that during the Presidential Elections of 1994, President Chandrika Bandaranaike who was then one of the candidates at the elections, went around speaking about these graves in relation to the disappearances of persons which was a widespread occurrence during those days. She was present at the time the mass grave at Sooriyakanda was exhumed, in an unconventional manner, with much publicity. It was alleged that the bodies of the abducted school children from the Embilipitiya High School were buried there. It was said that over 300 bodies had been buried at this site. The government of the time conducted a forensic analysis but the investigations were said to be unsatisfactory.

    The mass graves in Hokandara, Dikwella and Angkumbura had been located in pits carved out by bomb explosions. Some of these graves such as the ones at Wilpita, Akuressa, and others had been located near Army Camps. Others were in public places like highways, as in the case of Hokandara, in public schools as in Essella or a government farm as in Walpita.

    The mass graves at Hokandara, Essella, Wavulkelle, Walpita Farm and Ankumbura had also been disinterred on a judicial order. It was in evidence that the people of the area knew the existence of these graves even though they are not known nationally. Yet they had not been acknowledged by the authorities. When some members of the public had made attempts to report on their existence to the Police at that time, the complaints had not been recorded. The disturbing piece of evidence in this regard was that some of the graves had been kept open for a period of time as in the case of the Hokandara Mass Grave. The Judicial Medical Officer who visited the mass grave at Vavulkelle had noted that he saw the fire blazing with logs and tyres which had been used to burn the bodies. There was evidence placed before the Commission indicating that a pile of burning bodies had been displayed at the junction near the Walpita Farm mass grave. It was the same with respect to the mass grave at Essella where bullet ridden bodies of several young men and women had been found lying lined up in a drain near the home of an army officer who had suffered attack by the subversives of the time.

    It is interesting to note that several of these mass graves such as the one at Kotawakella, Yakkalumulla, Dickwella, Deniyaya and Akuressa are in the Southern Province, which is the area from which the present day rulers of Sri Lanka hail !

    The Report of the Commission referring to these mass graves stated that –

    The phenomenon of Mass Graves bears a significant correlation to the massive number of disappearances that have taken place in the period under review, independent of any identification of a corpse disinterred to a particular person who has disappeared,…

    The Commission appointed to inquire into disappearances of persons in the North and Eastern Province do not mention specifically of any mass graves. The security situation at that time in these Province was a deterrent to witnesses complaining or coming forward with evidence against security forces. However the report of that Commission speaks of mass killings at the Eastern University, at Sathurukondan and other places. A few years later, following a bomb explosion that killed a few army personnel at Kokaddicholai, almost all the villagers of Kokkaddicholai were killed and dumped into the pit created by the bomb.

    This article will be incomplete if no mention is made of the mass graves found at Jaffna in Chemmani at the Duraiappah Stadium, in the not too distant past.

    In July, 1998 a former army corporal who was charged for the rape and murder of a school girl while he was on duty at the Chemmani check point, told a High Court Judge that he knew about a mass grave where about 400 bodies of Tamils were buried. He said that the bodies of those killed by the army were brought to Chemmani, along with people who were to be executed and then buried there.

    A mass grave was found 1999 by municipal labourers at the Jaffna Stadium grounds while they were doing three excavations. On the first occasion 8 skeletons, on the next 16 and on the third 25 skeletons were found. It was suspected that those skeletons were those of Tamils killed and buried en masse during the occupation of the Northern Province by the Indian Peace Keeping Force in 1987.

    It is not intended to go into the details of all these mass graves at this juncture as it is considered sufficient just to refer to them for the purposes of the theme of this article. One also needs to remember that in the late 1995 bodies of 17 Tamils living in and around Colombo who had been abducted, were found floating in the Bolgoda Lake, the Alawwa oya and the Diyawanna Oya. Following CID investigations into these cases, 21 Special Task Force police officers were arrested along with three civilians and produced before the Chief Magistrate in Colombo and remanded in 1996. But due to reasons better known to the authorities, all but three of these police officers were released subsequently. The three who were indicted before the High Court were also released later and the proceedings against them were suspended.

    It should be noted that the mandates of the Commissions on Disappearances did not permit them to investigate into these mass graves that came to their knowledge. So they made the information about them available in their Reports and recommended that the government should investigate into them and bring those responsible to book. That recommendation was never implemented. Consequently the perpetrators became emboldened. Many of them still continue in service with impunity and they could very well be the ones responsible or at least for having played a part in the creation of the mass graves that are being discovered now.

    It is significant to note that the graves the Disappearances Commissions mentioned were those of Sinhala youth who were suspected to be militants, while the evidence of graves that are just coming up are probably those of suspected Tamil militants from the Vanni. If the perpetrators of the killings of Sinhala youth could have dealt with members of their own community so brutally, how they would have treated the suspected Tamil militants could easily imagined. The recent history of Sri Lanka has so much evidence of mass graves that one need not be surprised when more and more graves are discovered in the future. Would Sri Lanka ever acknowledge such brutal incidents of mass graves and related killings and provide solace to the to the grieving family members of the victims by way of transitional justice?

    [Editors note: M.C.M. Iqbal was secretary to two of Sri Lanka’s “truth commissions”, presidential inquiry panels into the 30,000 or more forced disappearances that took place in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the south, during a dirty war that many believe has yet to run its course. As the South China Morning Post noted in late-2009, Mr. Iqbal knows more than most about the skeletons that are locked away in the government’s closet – enough, he says, for him to no longer be safe in his home country. http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/07/mass-graves

  230. Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family. Noting the sensitivity of the evidence, TAG said that the affidavit was recorded by a court reporter but declined to reveal the name of the commander or the modalities used in obtaining the affidavit. The sworn testimony contains "clear and convincing evidence" that Colombo committed war crimes, and this document can be made available to "other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials," TAG spokesperson told TamilNet.

    SLA Commander’s affidavit contains incriminating information in several areas including:
    •Description of chain of command, how documentation procedures were eliminated, and details surrounding orders to execute hardcore LTTE cadres, including those who surrendered.
    •Details of people involved in the torture and killing of LTTE leader Pirapaharan’s 12-year old son, and his five body guards who surrendered to the SLA during May 2009.
    •Order from the top to burn bodies to eliminate evidence.
    •Plans to be carried out through Sri Lanka Army in establishing Sinhala settlements in Tamil areas.
    •Details of Colombo sponsored assassination squads in Colombo, and person(s) in charge.
    TAG will be willing to provide the affidavit to other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  231. Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family. Noting the sensitivity of the evidence, TAG said that the affidavit was recorded by a court reporter but declined to reveal the name of the commander or the modalities used in obtaining the affidavit. The sworn testimony contains "clear and convincing evidence" that Colombo committed war crimes, and this document can be made available to "other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials," TAG spokesperson told TamilNet.

    SLA Commander’s affidavit contains incriminating information in several areas including:
    •Description of chain of command, how documentation procedures were eliminated, and details surrounding orders to execute hardcore LTTE cadres, including those who surrendered.
    •Details of people involved in the torture and killing of LTTE leader Pirapaharan’s 12-year old son, and his five body guards who surrendered to the SLA during May 2009.
    •Order from the top to burn bodies to eliminate evidence.
    •Plans to be carried out through Sri Lanka Army in establishing Sinhala settlements in Tamil areas.
    •Details of Colombo sponsored assassination squads in Colombo, and person(s) in charge.
    TAG will be willing to provide the affidavit to other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  232. Puligal Says:
    June 7th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Dear PukeGal !

    I know whom you prefer by the word “Baboons”.

    Indeed you should know as I have explained may a times – it is you mentally under developed, under evolved Apes of LTTE with Terrorist mentality – this includes all LTTE members including Adela B and Sighlaes as Nadesan's wife and you people who support Terrorism. :) !!

    You must first of all understand humans.

    Of course – this is why we clearly differentiate Humans from Terrorists like you :) !

    Let me take that your grasp of science is very rudimentary.

    I have no intention of talking science with a mentally under developed Ape – I only like to experiment with you :) !!

    You must be a wiseacre to share these irrelevant views.
    Thanks for calling me a Wiseacre – But, I am a simple guy.Indeed I understand that for a mentally underdeveloped person as you, I might sound Wise, intelligent making conceited, sardonic, insolent comments – but that's your problem !!

    Wish is the father to thought.

    I wish you had a proper father and a mother :( :( :( – you sound a lost soul – like Mr. Bean – fallen from no where and knocked your head on the ground :( :( :( !!

    Your thought is probably absurd and nonsensical.

    With your brain capacity, I don't expect you to understand – so I am not surprised you feel that way !!

    I hope you must be in your wit’s end to talk about ” Baboons” because you have been already screwed up.

    Actually, Baboon is only an example to picture you – but you are much worse than that – that's why I said 'Insult to the Baboon" :) !

    Oh Yeah – I am screwed up and I liked to be screwed, So unfortunate that you are impotent and cannot experience it :( :( :( !!

    Now, you should stop making groundless accusations despite being the pilferer.

    I am making all accusations standing on the ground on my two feet…. !! I am not high on any substance like you apes are to think of Apelam and doing a D-tour around Marsh, Fluto, Neftun and Urenoos !!

    Pilferer – ask your friends on Apeland who went steeling Credit Card details of the westerners and did money laundering to support the terrorists :) !!!

  233. Mass Graves: Nothing new to Sri Lanka
    The recent discovery of mass graves at Ganeshapuram in Kilinochchi and at Nachchikuda in the Mannar Districts has been very much in the news during the past weeks. Such finds need not surprise anyone. Following an analysis of satellite images taken during the height of the war, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has already reported that on 19th April , 2009the images showed the roads in the ‘Civilian Safe Zone’ to be mostly deserted. The images taken on the 24th April, 2009 showed a large grave yard in the same area. @The report adds, that

    the analysis identified three different graveyards, counting a total of 1,346 likely graves. The satellite images can neither reveal if these graves contain civilians or Tamil Tiger fighters,..

    In the circumstances, it is likely that more and more graves would be discovered, if free access to the area is available to the people and the security forces do not take any steps to obliterate the graves.

    That is however only with regard to the graves alleged to be those of the victims of the last war in the Vanni. There could be many more such mass graves in other parts where the war was fought. Many may not know that during the period from 1st January, 1988 onwards, which period the former Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances of Persons appointed in 1994, had been mandated to conduct inquiries, evidence with regard to a large number of mass graves in several parts of the country came to light. These are graves of suspected Sinhala militant youth, who had chosen to rebel against the government of that time. I use the word ‘suspected’ because it was the finding of the said Commissions that most of those who had disappeared were youth or other persons who had been staunch supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who were suspected by the then government, to be members of the Jathika Vimukthi Peramuna. It is therefore no wonder President Rajapakse who was then, just a Member of Parliament, was in the fore front of the agitation of the parents and guardians of the disappeared youth in the Southern Province, to call for a full investigation into these incidents and the culprits brought to book ! It is estimated that nearly 60,000 Sinhala youth had disappeared during the relevant period. Hardly any of them were found. It is likely that many of their bodies are still in the several mass graves in respect of which evidence was made available to the Commissions of Inquiry. Let us see what one of the Reports of a Disappearances Commission has to say on these mass graves –

    The phenomenon of mass graves is a macabre pointer to the clandestine nature of the counter-insurgency operations carried out in this period. Their very existence and the recoveries from them bear vivid witness to a complete disregard of the constitutionally guaranteed safe-guard of the physical security of persons in detention.

    This Commission listed twelve mass graves about which evidence had been placed before it. Let us see some of the information available about these graves.

    One may recall that during the Presidential Elections of 1994, President Chandrika Bandaranaike who was then one of the candidates at the elections, went around speaking about these graves in relation to the disappearances of persons which was a widespread occurrence during those days. She was present at the time the mass grave at Sooriyakanda was exhumed, in an unconventional manner, with much publicity. It was alleged that the bodies of the abducted school children from the Embilipitiya High School were buried there. It was said that over 300 bodies had been buried at this site. The government of the time conducted a forensic analysis but the investigations were said to be unsatisfactory.

    The mass graves in Hokandara, Dikwella and Angkumbura had been located in pits carved out by bomb explosions. Some of these graves such as the ones at Wilpita, Akuressa, and others had been located near Army Camps. Others were in public places like highways, as in the case of Hokandara, in public schools as in Essella or a government farm as in Walpita.

    The mass graves at Hokandara, Essella, Wavulkelle, Walpita Farm and Ankumbura had also been disinterred on a judicial order. It was in evidence that the people of the area knew the existence of these graves even though they are not known nationally. Yet they had not been acknowledged by the authorities. When some members of the public had made attempts to report on their existence to the Police at that time, the complaints had not been recorded. The disturbing piece of evidence in this regard was that some of the graves had been kept open for a period of time as in the case of the Hokandara Mass Grave. The Judicial Medical Officer who visited the mass grave at Vavulkelle had noted that he saw the fire blazing with logs and tyres which had been used to burn the bodies. There was evidence placed before the Commission indicating that a pile of burning bodies had been displayed at the junction near the Walpita Farm mass grave. It was the same with respect to the mass grave at Essella where bullet ridden bodies of several young men and women had been found lying lined up in a drain near the home of an army officer who had suffered attack by the subversives of the time.

    It is interesting to note that several of these mass graves such as the one at Kotawakella, Yakkalumulla, Dickwella, Deniyaya and Akuressa are in the Southern Province, which is the area from which the present day rulers of Sri Lanka hail !

    The Report of the Commission referring to these mass graves stated that -

    The phenomenon of Mass Graves bears a significant correlation to the massive number of disappearances that have taken place in the period under review, independent of any identification of a corpse disinterred to a particular person who has disappeared,…

    The Commission appointed to inquire into disappearances of persons in the North and Eastern Province do not mention specifically of any mass graves. The security situation at that time in these Province was a deterrent to witnesses complaining or coming forward with evidence against security forces. However the report of that Commission speaks of mass killings at the Eastern University, at Sathurukondan and other places. A few years later, following a bomb explosion that killed a few army personnel at Kokaddicholai, almost all the villagers of Kokkaddicholai were killed and dumped into the pit created by the bomb.

    This article will be incomplete if no mention is made of the mass graves found at Jaffna in Chemmani at the Duraiappah Stadium, in the not too distant past.

    In July, 1998 a former army corporal who was charged for the rape and murder of a school girl while he was on duty at the Chemmani check point, told a High Court Judge that he knew about a mass grave where about 400 bodies of Tamils were buried. He said that the bodies of those killed by the army were brought to Chemmani, along with people who were to be executed and then buried there.

    A mass grave was found 1999 by municipal labourers at the Jaffna Stadium grounds while they were doing three excavations. On the first occasion 8 skeletons, on the next 16 and on the third 25 skeletons were found. It was suspected that those skeletons were those of Tamils killed and buried en masse during the occupation of the Northern Province by the Indian Peace Keeping Force in 1987.

    It is not intended to go into the details of all these mass graves at this juncture as it is considered sufficient just to refer to them for the purposes of the theme of this article. One also needs to remember that in the late 1995 bodies of 17 Tamils living in and around Colombo who had been abducted, were found floating in the Bolgoda Lake, the Alawwa oya and the Diyawanna Oya. Following CID investigations into these cases, 21 Special Task Force police officers were arrested along with three civilians and produced before the Chief Magistrate in Colombo and remanded in 1996. But due to reasons better known to the authorities, all but three of these police officers were released subsequently. The three who were indicted before the High Court were also released later and the proceedings against them were suspended.

    It should be noted that the mandates of the Commissions on Disappearances did not permit them to investigate into these mass graves that came to their knowledge. So they made the information about them available in their Reports and recommended that the government should investigate into them and bring those responsible to book. That recommendation was never implemented. Consequently the perpetrators became emboldened. Many of them still continue in service with impunity and they could very well be the ones responsible or at least for having played a part in the creation of the mass graves that are being discovered now.

    It is significant to note that the graves the Disappearances Commissions mentioned were those of Sinhala youth who were suspected to be militants, while the evidence of graves that are just coming up are probably those of suspected Tamil militants from the Vanni. If the perpetrators of the killings of Sinhala youth could have dealt with members of their own community so brutally, how they would have treated the suspected Tamil militants could easily imagined. The recent history of Sri Lanka has so much evidence of mass graves that one need not be surprised when more and more graves are discovered in the future. Would Sri Lanka ever acknowledge such brutal incidents of mass graves and related killings and provide solace to the to the grieving family members of the victims by way of transitional justice?

    [Editors note: M.C.M. Iqbal was secretary to two of Sri Lanka’s “truth commissions”, presidential inquiry panels into the 30,000 or more forced disappearances that took place in the late 1980s and early ’90s in the south, during a dirty war that many believe has yet to run its course. As the South China Morning Post noted in late-2009, Mr. Iqbal knows more than most about the skeletons that are locked away in the government’s closet – enough, he says, for him to no longer be safe in his home country.
    http://www.groundviews.org/2010/06/07/mass-graves-nothing-new-to-sri-lanka/

  234. Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family. Noting the sensitivity of the evidence, TAG said that the affidavit was recorded by a court reporter but declined to reveal the name of the commander or the modalities used in obtaining the affidavit. The sworn testimony contains “clear and convincing evidence” that Colombo committed war crimes, and this document can be made available to “other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials,” TAG spokesperson told TamilNet.

    SLA Commander’s affidavit contains incriminating information in several areas including:
    •Description of chain of command, how documentation procedures were eliminated, and details surrounding orders to execute hardcore LTTE cadres, including those who surrendered.
    •Details of people involved in the torture and killing of LTTE leader Pirapaharan’s 12-year old son, and his five body guards who surrendered to the SLA during May 2009.
    •Order from the top to burn bodies to eliminate evidence.
    •Plans to be carried out through Sri Lanka Army in establishing Sinhala settlements in Tamil areas.
    •Details of Colombo sponsored assassination squads in Colombo, and person(s) in charge.
    TAG will be willing to provide the affidavit to other independent organizations which can demonstrate serious intent in pursuing legal action against Colombo officials.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31845

  235. Rohan Says:
    June 7th, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    (one minute delay between these posts on 3 blog posts – pretty Interesting – may be ROHAN wrote it on MS word and pasted on the 3 blogs – LOL)

    Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family.

    Why are we not seeing this evidence ??? If you have it, why not release it to HRW, Amnesty International, the UN (your favorite Pillai) etc… ??

    As if you guys will wait a single minute if you ever get any detail !! If you find a mole hill, you will make a mountain of it and you want the Humans with a Brain (as oppose to you) to believe that Tamils against Gooside are going to wait till someone makes a request ??? What Rubbish man ?

    You know what I think, as we all know, you do not have jack – it is quite obvious as there obviously cannot be such evidence as the stuff you mentioned never happened :) ! LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE !!

  236. Puligal Says:
    June 7th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Dear PukeGal !

    I know whom you prefer by the word “Baboons”.

    Indeed you should know as I have explained may a times – it is you mentally under developed, under evolved Apes of LTTE with Terrorist mentality – this includes all LTTE members including Adela B and Sighlaes as Nadesan’s wife and you people who support Terrorism. :) !!

    You must first of all understand humans.

    Of course – this is why we clearly differentiate Humans from Terrorists like you :) !

    Let me take that your grasp of science is very rudimentary.

    I have no intention of talking science with a mentally under developed Ape – I only like to experiment with you :) !!

    You must be a wiseacre to share these irrelevant views.
    Thanks for calling me a Wiseacre – But, I am a simple guy.Indeed I understand that for a mentally underdeveloped person as you, I might sound Wise, intelligent making conceited, sardonic, insolent comments – but that’s your problem !!

    Wish is the father to thought.

    I wish you had a proper father and a mother :( :( :( – you sound a lost soul – like Mr. Bean – fallen from no where and knocked your head on the ground :( :( :( !!

    Your thought is probably absurd and nonsensical.

    With your brain capacity, I don’t expect you to understand – so I am not surprised you feel that way !!

    I hope you must be in your wit’s end to talk about ” Baboons” because you have been already screwed up.

    Actually, Baboon is only an example to picture you – but you are much worse than that – that’s why I said ‘Insult to the Baboon” :) !

    Oh Yeah – I am screwed up and I liked to be screwed, So unfortunate that you are impotent and cannot experience it :( :( :( !!

    Now, you should stop making groundless accusations despite being the pilferer.

    I am making all accusations standing on the ground on my two feet…. !! I am not high on any substance like you apes are to think of Apelam and doing a D-tour around Marsh, Fluto, Neftun and Urenoos !!

    Pilferer – ask your friends on Apeland who went steeling Credit Card details of the westerners and did money laundering to support the terrorists :) !!!

  237. Jim Gona (JG)

    I am here to show the cloven hoof.

    Let us not consider the people who were behind to cause strife or to incite a quarrel.

    If not, the whole parties in the coalition government who took the initiative to contravene the rules and regulations of our country during the last phase of the war should be inculpated.

    So, they somehow had no connection with the war straightly.

    So, it's futile to associate the problem with them and to denounce them as culprits.

    Therefore the crux of the problem is that the criminals who are related straightly with the war should not be given away with their crimes.

    They sometimes try to make out by fleeing without leaving a finger print.

    But they should be neither exonerated nor extenuated.

    Exemplary punishment is a must to prevent others from repeating the same.

    They also should be empanelled in the list of terrorists while some innocent civilians are being stricken off the rolls.

  238. Eelam delenda est (EDE)

    Your tall stories, of course very hard to believe, now, it's vital to give condign punishments to the Sinhala racists who assassinated the naive Tamils in cold blood in the eleventh hour of the war.

    Time has now struck to have an impartial investigation.

    The innocent people didn't commit any crimes.

    They were nearly trapped in the Tamil War.

    They must be resettled down very quickly instead of torturing them.

  239. Rohan Says:
    June 7th, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    (one minute delay between these posts on 3 blog posts – pretty Interesting – may be ROHAN wrote it on MS word and pasted on the 3 blogs – LOL)

    Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), a US-based activist group, claimed in a press release issued Saturday, that it has obtained a 100-page long sworn affidavit from a senior commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who has fled Sri Lanka seeking asylum for himself and his family.

    Why are we not seeing this evidence ??? If you have it, why not release it to HRW, Amnesty International, the UN (your favorite Pillai) etc… ??

    As if you guys will wait a single minute if you ever get any detail !! If you find a mole hill, you will make a mountain of it and you want the Humans with a Brain (as oppose to you) to believe that Tamils against Gooside are going to wait till someone makes a request ??? What Rubbish man ?

    You know what I think, as we all know, you do not have jack – it is quite obvious as there obviously cannot be such evidence as the stuff you mentioned never happened :) ! LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE !!

  240. l the district capitals and major cities of Tamil Nadu state Tuesday noon reported wide-scale protests against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to India. All the prominent leaders of political parties and movements, Vaiko, Pazha Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan, Seeman, Nallakannu, Mahendran, T. Rajendar, Thiyagu were arrested by Tamil Nadu police with thousands of other activists after they concluded their speeches and protests. The protests, including black flag demonstrations in front of Indian Central Government Institutions in Tamil Nadu, blocking railway and burning effigies of Sri Lankan President, have brought many Tamil parties and movements together in support of Eezham Tamils. All major media outlets operating from Tamil Nadu have given coverage to the protests. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  241. l the district capitals and major cities of Tamil Nadu state Tuesday noon reported wide-scale protests against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to India. All the prominent leaders of political parties and movements, Vaiko, Pazha Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan, Seeman, Nallakannu, Mahendran, T. Rajendar, Thiyagu were arrested by Tamil Nadu police with thousands of other activists after they concluded their speeches and protests. The protests, including black flag demonstrations in front of Indian Central Government Institutions in Tamil Nadu, blocking railway and burning effigies of Sri Lankan President, have brought many Tamil parties and movements together in support of Eezham Tamils. All major media outlets operating from Tamil Nadu have given coverage to the protests. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  242. l the district capitals and major cities of Tamil Nadu state Tuesday noon reported wide-scale protests against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to India. All the prominent leaders of political parties and movements, Vaiko, Pazha Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan, Seeman, Nallakannu, Mahendran, T. Rajendar, Thiyagu were arrested by Tamil Nadu police with thousands of other activists after they concluded their speeches and protests. The protests, including black flag demonstrations in front of Indian Central Government Institutions in Tamil Nadu, blocking railway and burning effigies of Sri Lankan President, have brought many Tamil parties and movements together in support of Eezham Tamils. All major media outlets operating from Tamil Nadu have given coverage to the protests. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  243. Jim Gona (JG)

    I am here to show the cloven hoof.

    Let us not consider the people who were behind to cause strife or to incite a quarrel.

    If not, the whole parties in the coalition government who took the initiative to contravene the rules and regulations of our country during the last phase of the war should be inculpated.

    So, they somehow had no connection with the war straightly.

    So, it’s futile to associate the problem with them and to denounce them as culprits.

    Therefore the crux of the problem is that the criminals who are related straightly with the war should not be given away with their crimes.

    They sometimes try to make out by fleeing without leaving a finger print.

    But they should be neither exonerated nor extenuated.

    Exemplary punishment is a must to prevent others from repeating the same.

    They also should be empanelled in the list of terrorists while some innocent civilians are being stricken off the rolls.

  244. Eelam delenda est (EDE)

    Your tall stories, of course very hard to believe, now, it’s vital to give condign punishments to the Sinhala racists who assassinated the naive Tamils in cold blood in the eleventh hour of the war.

    Time has now struck to have an impartial investigation.

    The innocent people didn’t commit any crimes.

    They were nearly trapped in the Tamil War.

    They must be resettled down very quickly instead of torturing them.

  245. l the district capitals and major cities of Tamil Nadu state Tuesday noon reported wide-scale protests against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to India. All the prominent leaders of political parties and movements, Vaiko, Pazha Nedumaran, Thirumavalavan, Seeman, Nallakannu, Mahendran, T. Rajendar, Thiyagu were arrested by Tamil Nadu police with thousands of other activists after they concluded their speeches and protests. The protests, including black flag demonstrations in front of Indian Central Government Institutions in Tamil Nadu, blocking railway and burning effigies of Sri Lankan President, have brought many Tamil parties and movements together in support of Eezham Tamils. All major media outlets operating from Tamil Nadu have given coverage to the protests.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31928

  246. Sri Lanka ‘tortured suspect in custody’

    The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka allowed to proceed a fundamental rights (FR) petition against police accused of torturing a detainee resulting the victim sustaining psychological damage.

    The lawyers representing Sivaguru Sivalingam told the court that the victim was arrested on 20 February 2008 on charges of being connected to the LTTE.

    The lawyers argued that the confession provided by the suspect was not valid under the circumstances

    The victim was tortured by the officers of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in an attempt to get a confession, they said.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/06/1

  247. Robberies by armed gangs escalate in Ampaa’rai in the East

    Gangs of armed robbers in Kalmunai and Kalmunaikkudi areas in Ampaa’rai district in the Eastern Province are frequently robbing cash and jewelry from wealthy people during nights while the Special Task Force (STF) Commandos and Police are jointly engaged in road patrol duties in the said areas, sources in Kalmunai said. The complaints made to Kalmunai police by a well-known Muslim doctor who had been robbed of cash and jewelry worth more than 1.5 million rupees were not considered seriously by the police who are yet to arrest any suspects involved in the robbery, the sources added.

    The Muslim doctor who resides in Aliyaar Veethy in Kalmunai police division had been robbed during daytime on Saturday.

    A few days ago more than ten shops of Tamil, Muslim traders on Kalmunaikkudi Main Street had been broken into and robbed.

    Many houses had been also robbed during May and the owners suspect police support for the robbers who are former members of armed groups trained by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) because even after their complaints Kalmunai police have not arrested any suspects so far, the owners said.

    Meanwhile, armed men had robbed several residents of Vaazhaichcheanai at gunpoint in the recent past allegedly led by a member of Vaakarai Divisional Council (Prathesa Sapai) who had been an active person of a paramilitary group of SLA.

    Fifteen suspects in the robberies are now under police custody now.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  248. BRUSSELS, Belgium — If international criminal justice is ever to be effective, its enforcement cannot be selective. We recently marked the first anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, yet the international community — in stark contrast to its approach on other conflicts — still has done nothing to address accountability for war crimes committed in its final months.

    The difference between the speedy dispatch last year by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a fact-finding mission to Gaza and the deafening silence of the world while thousands of civilians were becoming victims of illegal methods of warfare in Sri Lanka strikes at the heart the international justice project.

    On April 3, 2009, the president of the Human Rights Council established the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict with the mandate to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the context of military operations there between December 2008 and January 2009.

    At that very moment several hundred thousand people — civilians of all ages, many wounded, weakened and hungry — were crowded in the second “No Fire Zone” established by the Sri Lankan army in the Vanni, awaiting further shelling by government forces while the remaining cadres of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam among them ensured that they would not be allowed to cross over to the government side.

    By the end of May 2009, it was all over. It is difficult to say precisely how many Tamil civilians were killed in these final five months of the 30-year war waged by the Sri Lankan government against the Tamil Tigers. A proper investigation would likely set the figure in the tens of thousands.

    On Sept. 29, 2009, Justice Richard Goldstone, head of the Gaza Fact Finding Mission, presented its report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling for an end to impunity for violations of international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The U.N. mission reported Palestinian casualty figures at between 1,166 and 1,444.

    There was never any Goldstone report on Sri Lanka. Rather, on May 27, 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution welcoming the conclusion of hostilities and “the liberation by the government of Sri Lanka of tens of thousands of its citizens …” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/1006

    Fonseka backs UN probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4221-fon

  249. As in Sri Lanka Rajapaksas Threaten War Crimes Witness Fonseka with Death,
    UN’s Ban Ki-moon Has No Comment, Why?????????????? http://www.innercitypress.com/sri2bantor060710.ht

    A group of unidentified men had broken in to the residence of a colleague of missing Lankaenews journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was involved in media and propaganda activities with him, Disnendra Perera on the 31st. The group had broken in to the house with the intention of abducting Perera.

    Perera, who was a journalist of the Mawbima newspaper, was also the media secretary to SLFP (M) Wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_07_00

  250. Sri Lanka ‘tortured suspect in custody’

    The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka allowed to proceed a fundamental rights (FR) petition against police accused of torturing a detainee resulting the victim sustaining psychological damage.

    The lawyers representing Sivaguru Sivalingam told the court that the victim was arrested on 20 February 2008 on charges of being connected to the LTTE.

    The lawyers argued that the confession provided by the suspect was not valid under the circumstances

    The victim was tortured by the officers of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in an attempt to get a confession, they said.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/06/1

  251. Sri Lanka ‘tortured suspect in custody’

    The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka allowed to proceed a fundamental rights (FR) petition against police accused of torturing a detainee resulting the victim sustaining psychological damage.

    The lawyers representing Sivaguru Sivalingam told the court that the victim was arrested on 20 February 2008 on charges of being connected to the LTTE.

    The lawyers argued that the confession provided by the suspect was not valid under the circumstances

    The victim was tortured by the officers of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in an attempt to get a confession, they said.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/06/1

  252. Robberies by armed gangs escalate in Ampaa’rai in the East

    Gangs of armed robbers in Kalmunai and Kalmunaikkudi areas in Ampaa’rai district in the Eastern Province are frequently robbing cash and jewelry from wealthy people during nights while the Special Task Force (STF) Commandos and Police are jointly engaged in road patrol duties in the said areas, sources in Kalmunai said. The complaints made to Kalmunai police by a well-known Muslim doctor who had been robbed of cash and jewelry worth more than 1.5 million rupees were not considered seriously by the police who are yet to arrest any suspects involved in the robbery, the sources added.

    The Muslim doctor who resides in Aliyaar Veethy in Kalmunai police division had been robbed during daytime on Saturday.

    A few days ago more than ten shops of Tamil, Muslim traders on Kalmunaikkudi Main Street had been broken into and robbed.

    Many houses had been also robbed during May and the owners suspect police support for the robbers who are former members of armed groups trained by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) because even after their complaints Kalmunai police have not arrested any suspects so far, the owners said.

    Meanwhile, armed men had robbed several residents of Vaazhaichcheanai at gunpoint in the recent past allegedly led by a member of Vaakarai Divisional Council (Prathesa Sapai) who had been an active person of a paramilitary group of SLA.

    Fifteen suspects in the robberies are now under police custody now.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  253. Robberies by armed gangs escalate in Ampaa’rai in the East

    Gangs of armed robbers in Kalmunai and Kalmunaikkudi areas in Ampaa’rai district in the Eastern Province are frequently robbing cash and jewelry from wealthy people during nights while the Special Task Force (STF) Commandos and Police are jointly engaged in road patrol duties in the said areas, sources in Kalmunai said. The complaints made to Kalmunai police by a well-known Muslim doctor who had been robbed of cash and jewelry worth more than 1.5 million rupees were not considered seriously by the police who are yet to arrest any suspects involved in the robbery, the sources added.

    The Muslim doctor who resides in Aliyaar Veethy in Kalmunai police division had been robbed during daytime on Saturday.

    A few days ago more than ten shops of Tamil, Muslim traders on Kalmunaikkudi Main Street had been broken into and robbed.

    Many houses had been also robbed during May and the owners suspect police support for the robbers who are former members of armed groups trained by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) because even after their complaints Kalmunai police have not arrested any suspects so far, the owners said.

    Meanwhile, armed men had robbed several residents of Vaazhaichcheanai at gunpoint in the recent past allegedly led by a member of Vaakarai Divisional Council (Prathesa Sapai) who had been an active person of a paramilitary group of SLA.

    Fifteen suspects in the robberies are now under police custody now.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

  254. BRUSSELS, Belgium — If international criminal justice is ever to be effective, its enforcement cannot be selective. We recently marked the first anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, yet the international community — in stark contrast to its approach on other conflicts — still has done nothing to address accountability for war crimes committed in its final months.

    The difference between the speedy dispatch last year by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a fact-finding mission to Gaza and the deafening silence of the world while thousands of civilians were becoming victims of illegal methods of warfare in Sri Lanka strikes at the heart the international justice project.

    On April 3, 2009, the president of the Human Rights Council established the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict with the mandate to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the context of military operations there between December 2008 and January 2009.

    At that very moment several hundred thousand people — civilians of all ages, many wounded, weakened and hungry — were crowded in the second “No Fire Zone” established by the Sri Lankan army in the Vanni, awaiting further shelling by government forces while the remaining cadres of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam among them ensured that they would not be allowed to cross over to the government side.

    By the end of May 2009, it was all over. It is difficult to say precisely how many Tamil civilians were killed in these final five months of the 30-year war waged by the Sri Lankan government against the Tamil Tigers. A proper investigation would likely set the figure in the tens of thousands.

    On Sept. 29, 2009, Justice Richard Goldstone, head of the Gaza Fact Finding Mission, presented its report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling for an end to impunity for violations of international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The U.N. mission reported Palestinian casualty figures at between 1,166 and 1,444.

    There was never any Goldstone report on Sri Lanka. Rather, on May 27, 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution welcoming the conclusion of hostilities and “the liberation by the government of Sri Lanka of tens of thousands of its citizens …” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/1006

    Fonseka backs UN probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4221-fon

  255. BRUSSELS, Belgium — If international criminal justice is ever to be effective, its enforcement cannot be selective. We recently marked the first anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, yet the international community — in stark contrast to its approach on other conflicts — still has done nothing to address accountability for war crimes committed in its final months.

    The difference between the speedy dispatch last year by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a fact-finding mission to Gaza and the deafening silence of the world while thousands of civilians were becoming victims of illegal methods of warfare in Sri Lanka strikes at the heart the international justice project.

    On April 3, 2009, the president of the Human Rights Council established the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict with the mandate to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the context of military operations there between December 2008 and January 2009.

    At that very moment several hundred thousand people — civilians of all ages, many wounded, weakened and hungry — were crowded in the second “No Fire Zone” established by the Sri Lankan army in the Vanni, awaiting further shelling by government forces while the remaining cadres of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam among them ensured that they would not be allowed to cross over to the government side.

    By the end of May 2009, it was all over. It is difficult to say precisely how many Tamil civilians were killed in these final five months of the 30-year war waged by the Sri Lankan government against the Tamil Tigers. A proper investigation would likely set the figure in the tens of thousands.

    On Sept. 29, 2009, Justice Richard Goldstone, head of the Gaza Fact Finding Mission, presented its report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling for an end to impunity for violations of international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The U.N. mission reported Palestinian casualty figures at between 1,166 and 1,444.

    There was never any Goldstone report on Sri Lanka. Rather, on May 27, 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution welcoming the conclusion of hostilities and “the liberation by the government of Sri Lanka of tens of thousands of its citizens …” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/1006

    Fonseka backs UN probe http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4221-fon

  256. As in Sri Lanka Rajapaksas Threaten War Crimes Witness Fonseka with Death,
    UN’s Ban Ki-moon Has No Comment, Why?????????????? http://www.innercitypress.com/sri2bantor060710.ht

    A group of unidentified men had broken in to the residence of a colleague of missing Lankaenews journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was involved in media and propaganda activities with him, Disnendra Perera on the 31st. The group had broken in to the house with the intention of abducting Perera.

    Perera, who was a journalist of the Mawbima newspaper, was also the media secretary to SLFP (M) Wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_07_00

  257. As in Sri Lanka Rajapaksas Threaten War Crimes Witness Fonseka with Death,
    UN’s Ban Ki-moon Has No Comment, Why?????????????? http://www.innercitypress.com/sri2bantor060710.ht

    A group of unidentified men had broken in to the residence of a colleague of missing Lankaenews journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was involved in media and propaganda activities with him, Disnendra Perera on the 31st. The group had broken in to the house with the intention of abducting Perera.

    Perera, who was a journalist of the Mawbima newspaper, was also the media secretary to SLFP (M) Wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_07_00

  258. Puligal Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Hello there – LOL !!

    I am here to show the cloven hoof.

    Or the Stoned A$$ – LOL – OK let's keep the jokes aside !!

    I actually did answer you on this in another post – I think the one "Lessons Learnt in Sri Lank"…

    My Bottom line argument was that the whole scenario was not a normal situation and it was a cancer which needed to be cured. So, While you shoot down the cancer cells, there will be a few good cells that will die too, you loose hair, but, the hair and the good cells will grow back and most important, the person will live. If we try to save the hair, patient it self will die. And I also told that this was an example and not to take it as me comparing people to hair or cells, but to take the holistic picture of the situation.

    What I say is that, we need to move on and ensure that the people who are living are brought back to normalcy ASAP and everyone around the world should make an effort to ensure it happens ASAP !

    Anyways, I hope you could read it as I don't believe in repeat posting as some of your friends do !

  259. Jim Gona (JG)

    JG should have realized the saying that sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

    With some kind of gratification of carrying my point wholly, I would like to to you.

    Here is the striking message,"Judge not, ye be not judged".

    Mark my words. :) :) :)

    I am not a dawdler to loaf away my valuable time by dealing with vile racist like you !!

    I explained my points very clearly without any obscurity.

    You still bear a grudge and jump one me. :(

    It's your attitude and I can't help you in this problem.

    Your waspish tongue will no doubt cause many problems in future as well.

  260. Sri Lanka ‘tortured suspect in custody’

    The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka allowed to proceed a fundamental rights (FR) petition against police accused of torturing a detainee resulting the victim sustaining psychological damage.

    The lawyers representing Sivaguru Sivalingam told the court that the victim was arrested on 20 February 2008 on charges of being connected to the LTTE.

    The lawyers argued that the confession provided by the suspect was not valid under the circumstances

    The victim was tortured by the officers of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in an attempt to get a confession, they said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/06/100608_ltte_suspect.shtml

  261. Robberies by armed gangs escalate in Ampaa’rai in the East

    Gangs of armed robbers in Kalmunai and Kalmunaikkudi areas in Ampaa’rai district in the Eastern Province are frequently robbing cash and jewelry from wealthy people during nights while the Special Task Force (STF) Commandos and Police are jointly engaged in road patrol duties in the said areas, sources in Kalmunai said. The complaints made to Kalmunai police by a well-known Muslim doctor who had been robbed of cash and jewelry worth more than 1.5 million rupees were not considered seriously by the police who are yet to arrest any suspects involved in the robbery, the sources added.

    The Muslim doctor who resides in Aliyaar Veethy in Kalmunai police division had been robbed during daytime on Saturday.

    A few days ago more than ten shops of Tamil, Muslim traders on Kalmunaikkudi Main Street had been broken into and robbed.

    Many houses had been also robbed during May and the owners suspect police support for the robbers who are former members of armed groups trained by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) because even after their complaints Kalmunai police have not arrested any suspects so far, the owners said.

    Meanwhile, armed men had robbed several residents of Vaazhaichcheanai at gunpoint in the recent past allegedly led by a member of Vaakarai Divisional Council (Prathesa Sapai) who had been an active person of a paramilitary group of SLA.

    Fifteen suspects in the robberies are now under police custody now.

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31927

  262. BRUSSELS, Belgium — If international criminal justice is ever to be effective, its enforcement cannot be selective. We recently marked the first anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, yet the international community — in stark contrast to its approach on other conflicts — still has done nothing to address accountability for war crimes committed in its final months.

    The difference between the speedy dispatch last year by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a fact-finding mission to Gaza and the deafening silence of the world while thousands of civilians were becoming victims of illegal methods of warfare in Sri Lanka strikes at the heart the international justice project.

    On April 3, 2009, the president of the Human Rights Council established the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict with the mandate to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the context of military operations there between December 2008 and January 2009.

    At that very moment several hundred thousand people — civilians of all ages, many wounded, weakened and hungry — were crowded in the second “No Fire Zone” established by the Sri Lankan army in the Vanni, awaiting further shelling by government forces while the remaining cadres of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam among them ensured that they would not be allowed to cross over to the government side.

    By the end of May 2009, it was all over. It is difficult to say precisely how many Tamil civilians were killed in these final five months of the 30-year war waged by the Sri Lankan government against the Tamil Tigers. A proper investigation would likely set the figure in the tens of thousands.

    On Sept. 29, 2009, Justice Richard Goldstone, head of the Gaza Fact Finding Mission, presented its report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, calling for an end to impunity for violations of international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The U.N. mission reported Palestinian casualty figures at between 1,166 and 1,444.

    There was never any Goldstone report on Sri Lanka. Rather, on May 27, 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution welcoming the conclusion of hostilities and “the liberation by the government of Sri Lanka of tens of thousands of its citizens …”
    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/100607/sri-lanka-war-government-tamil-tigers

    Fonseka backs UN probe
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/4221-fonseka-backs-un-probe.html

  263. As in Sri Lanka Rajapaksas Threaten War Crimes Witness Fonseka with Death,
    UN’s Ban Ki-moon Has No Comment, Why??????????????
    http://www.innercitypress.com/sri2bantor060710.html

    A group of unidentified men had broken in to the residence of a colleague of missing Lankaenews journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was involved in media and propaganda activities with him, Disnendra Perera on the 31st. The group had broken in to the house with the intention of abducting Perera.

    Perera, who was a journalist of the Mawbima newspaper, was also the media secretary to SLFP (M) Wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_06_07_006.html

  264. Puligal Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Hello there – LOL !!

    I am here to show the cloven hoof.

    Or the Stoned A$$ – LOL – OK let’s keep the jokes aside !!

    I actually did answer you on this in another post – I think the one “Lessons Learnt in Sri Lank”…

    My Bottom line argument was that the whole scenario was not a normal situation and it was a cancer which needed to be cured. So, While you shoot down the cancer cells, there will be a few good cells that will die too, you loose hair, but, the hair and the good cells will grow back and most important, the person will live. If we try to save the hair, patient it self will die. And I also told that this was an example and not to take it as me comparing people to hair or cells, but to take the holistic picture of the situation.

    What I say is that, we need to move on and ensure that the people who are living are brought back to normalcy ASAP and everyone around the world should make an effort to ensure it happens ASAP !

    Anyways, I hope you could read it as I don’t believe in repeat posting as some of your friends do !

  265. COMMON CRIMINAL DOUGLUS DEVAAAAAAAANKKU MUST BE

    ARRESTED FOR KILLING AND ROBBERY IN JAFFNA AND MASS

    KILLING, RAPING, INTIMIDATION AND GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN EELAM

  266. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Dear PukeGal !

    JG should have realized the saying that sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

    From what I know, you sow in the in wind, your neighbour will reap the benefits as the seeds will fly to his garden – LOL.

    Anyways, let's see how you create a Whirlwind by making those stupid comments you make on a very consistent basis !!

    With some kind of gratification of carrying my point wholly, I would like to to you.

    When you type out next time, can you ensure that you type out a meaningful sentence please – I would like to to you??? – To what ?? Kill me like your LTTE fellows do ?? what rubbish have you typed here?? At least can't figure out what you trying to say – STOP using Shift F7 on MS word for heaven's sake !!

    Here is the striking message,”Judge not, ye be not judged”.

    I am judging you totally on your thinking and processing capacity – you sound an Idiot to be honest !!! You don't make any kind of sense to any of us who read this post !

    I am not a dawdler to loaf away my valuable time by dealing with vile racist like you !!

    Again you are showcasing your brainlessness by calling me a racist – LOL !!
    You need to prove that I am – what comment have I ever made that is racial ??
    I am so surprised at you not having the brains to even figure that part out – how can any human not be that smart ? Even a 5 year old child should understand it. I mean, are you seriously that dumb ?? Are your cross eyed as well ??

    I explained my points very clearly without any obscurity.

    That is because only you know what you are writing or talking of – no one else seem to understand any of the Gibberish you say !!

    You still bear a grudge and jump one me. :(
    Grudge ?? hey – you entertain me – in our terms – you have become a good "Bite" to us :)"Bite Ekak" So why should I have any grudge on you. I spoke nice to you before and even said sorry to you – I wouldn't do that if I had anything against you – You spoiled it and I can't help it – You are asking and eating and we get a good Bite – LOL !! (And I trust you meant, Jump "ON" me – which I don't do)

    It’s your attitude and I can’t help you in this problem.

    My attitude is pretty cool – how about yours ?? You seem to be having change attitudes !

    Your waspish tongue will no doubt cause many problems in future as well.
    If the problems are for you, I will gladly continue – I don't want to be a problem to normal innocent people and I won't. But you terrorists Apes – be careful !!

  267. Pathivu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    COMMON CRIMINAL DOUGLUS DEVAAAAAAAANKKU MUST BE

    ARRESTED FOR KILLING AND ROBBERY IN JAFFNA AND MASS

    KILLING, RAPING, INTIMIDATION AND GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN EELAM

    Now this very clearly shows your attitude towards your fellow Tamil brotheren. You tried to kill Douglas Devanandan Several times, but failed noh ?? Now still you want to kill him ?? Mind you, Douglas's party won in Jaffna elections – this means he has following from Tamil community. So do you want to kill all the Tamils who are against your Racist Mentally sick Terrorist LTTE group ??

  268. I can understand my Tamil brothers.

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people's lives is very trivial.

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ?

  269. Jim Gona (JG)

    JG should have realized the saying that sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

    With some kind of gratification of carrying my point wholly, I would like to to you.

    Here is the striking message,”Judge not, ye be not judged”.

    Mark my words. :) :) :)

    I am not a dawdler to loaf away my valuable time by dealing with vile racist like you !!

    I explained my points very clearly without any obscurity.

    You still bear a grudge and jump one me. :(

    It’s your attitude and I can’t help you in this problem.

    Your waspish tongue will no doubt cause many problems in future as well.

  270. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Hello again PukeGal !

    I can understand my Tamil brothers.
    Interesting – I was under the impression that you do not understand anything at all – OK, tell me, do u know the difference between sitting and standing…. Give your Paw – Good boy !!

    If you understand Tamils, why did U kill the Tamils that were not agreeing with you ???

    check this link and answer me…
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Yes – the majority never did and never do – but you are lying when you say none of them have – before the British gave freedom. some of your mentally sick bastards were counting sticks to draw borders. Go learn history before you comment – oh – forgot, you don't have brains to learn !!

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people’s lives is very trivial.

    R U talking about the 12 hours that your headless leader piribaharan gave the Singhales and the muslims to leave north ??? It was not 40,000. There were around 500,000 Singhales and Muslims that had to leave their homelands. And now you have the nerve to claim that there were no one else living there ??
    Again – Go eat a Banana before you exhaust your Ape brain !!

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.
    No one acts drama better than you – in fact, you are drama queens…. See the amount of lying you do – good for fiction and drama indeed.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why not you urge America and UK to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ? Why not tell Israel to stop war against Gaza ???

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ? Why should they ?? If the others don't get investigated, neither should Sri Lanka. Go start with the first – shouldn't it be on a first come first serve basis ??

  271. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Hello again PukeGal !

    I can understand my Tamil brothers.
    Interesting – I was under the impression that you do not understand anything at all – OK, tell me, do u know the difference between sitting and standing…. Give your Paw – Good boy !!

    If you understand Tamils, why did U kill the Tamils that were not agreeing with you ???

    check this link and answer me…
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Yes – the majority never did and never do – but you are lying when you say none of them have – before the British gave freedom. some of your mentally sick bastards were counting sticks to draw borders. Go learn history before you comment – oh – forgot, you don't have brains to learn !!

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people’s lives is very trivial.

    R U talking about the 12 hours that your headless leader piribaharan gave the Singhales and the muslims to leave north ??? It was not 40,000. There were around 500,000 Singhales and Muslims that had to leave their homelands. And now you have the nerve to claim that there were no one else living there ??
    Again – Go eat a Banana before you exhaust your Ape brain !!

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.
    No one acts drama better than you – in fact, you are drama queens…. See the amount of lying you do – good for fiction and drama indeed.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why not you urge America and UK to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ? Why not tell Israel to stop war against Gaza ???

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ? Why should they ?? If the others don't get investigated, neither should Sri Lanka. Go start with the first – shouldn't it be on a first come first serve basis ??

  272. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Hello again PukeGal !

    I can understand my Tamil brothers.
    Interesting – I was under the impression that you do not understand anything at all – OK, tell me, do u know the difference between sitting and standing…. Give your Paw – Good boy !!

    If you understand Tamils, why did U kill the Tamils that were not agreeing with you ???

    check this link and answer me…
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Yes – the majority never did and never do – but you are lying when you say none of them have – before the British gave freedom. some of your mentally sick bastards were counting sticks to draw borders. Go learn history before you comment – oh – forgot, you don't have brains to learn !!

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people’s lives is very trivial.

    R U talking about the 12 hours that your headless leader piribaharan gave the Singhales and the muslims to leave north ??? It was not 40,000. There were around 500,000 Singhales and Muslims that had to leave their homelands. And now you have the nerve to claim that there were no one else living there ??
    Again – Go eat a Banana before you exhaust your Ape brain !!

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.
    No one acts drama better than you – in fact, you are drama queens…. See the amount of lying you do – good for fiction and drama indeed.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why not you urge America and UK to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ? Why not tell Israel to stop war against Gaza ???

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ? Why should they ?? If the others don't get investigated, neither should Sri Lanka. Go start with the first – shouldn't it be on a first come first serve basis ??

  273. COMMON CRIMINAL DOUGLUS DEVAAAAAAAANKKU MUST BE

    ARRESTED FOR KILLING AND ROBBERY IN JAFFNA AND MASS

    KILLING, RAPING, INTIMIDATION AND GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN EELAM

  274. 'Great Game'
    India and Sri Lanka signed a series of aid, economic and diplomatic deals today, the latest move in an increasingly intense struggle between New Delhi and Beijing for influence over the island nation. The signing took place on the first day of a visit by the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to Delhi, his first since winning his presidential election in January and parliamentary poll in April. The deals range from loans for major infrastructure projects to agreements to share electricity and boost cultural exchanges. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/sri-l

  275. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Dear PukeGal !

    JG should have realized the saying that sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

    From what I know, you sow in the in wind, your neighbour will reap the benefits as the seeds will fly to his garden – LOL.

    Anyways, let’s see how you create a Whirlwind by making those stupid comments you make on a very consistent basis !!

    With some kind of gratification of carrying my point wholly, I would like to to you.

    When you type out next time, can you ensure that you type out a meaningful sentence please – I would like to to you??? – To what ?? Kill me like your LTTE fellows do ?? what rubbish have you typed here?? At least can’t figure out what you trying to say – STOP using Shift F7 on MS word for heaven’s sake !!

    Here is the striking message,”Judge not, ye be not judged”.

    I am judging you totally on your thinking and processing capacity – you sound an Idiot to be honest !!! You don’t make any kind of sense to any of us who read this post !

    I am not a dawdler to loaf away my valuable time by dealing with vile racist like you !!

    Again you are showcasing your brainlessness by calling me a racist – LOL !!
    You need to prove that I am – what comment have I ever made that is racial ??
    I am so surprised at you not having the brains to even figure that part out – how can any human not be that smart ? Even a 5 year old child should understand it. I mean, are you seriously that dumb ?? Are your cross eyed as well ??

    I explained my points very clearly without any obscurity.

    That is because only you know what you are writing or talking of – no one else seem to understand any of the Gibberish you say !!

    You still bear a grudge and jump one me. :(
    Grudge ?? hey – you entertain me – in our terms – you have become a good “Bite” to us :)“Bite Ekak” So why should I have any grudge on you. I spoke nice to you before and even said sorry to you – I wouldn’t do that if I had anything against you – You spoiled it and I can’t help it – You are asking and eating and we get a good Bite – LOL !! (And I trust you meant, Jump “ON” me – which I don’t do)

    It’s your attitude and I can’t help you in this problem.

    My attitude is pretty cool – how about yours ?? You seem to be having change attitudes !

    Your waspish tongue will no doubt cause many problems in future as well.
    If the problems are for you, I will gladly continue – I don’t want to be a problem to normal innocent people and I won’t. But you terrorists Apes – be careful !!

  276. Pathivu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    COMMON CRIMINAL DOUGLUS DEVAAAAAAAANKKU MUST BE

    ARRESTED FOR KILLING AND ROBBERY IN JAFFNA AND MASS

    KILLING, RAPING, INTIMIDATION AND GENOCIDE OF TAMILS IN EELAM

    Now this very clearly shows your attitude towards your fellow Tamil brotheren. You tried to kill Douglas Devanandan Several times, but failed noh ?? Now still you want to kill him ?? Mind you, Douglas’s party won in Jaffna elections – this means he has following from Tamil community. So do you want to kill all the Tamils who are against your Racist Mentally sick Terrorist LTTE group ??

  277. I can understand my Tamil brothers.

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people’s lives is very trivial.

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ?

  278. 'Great Game'
    India and Sri Lanka signed a series of aid, economic and diplomatic deals today, the latest move in an increasingly intense struggle between New Delhi and Beijing for influence over the island nation. The signing took place on the first day of a visit by the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to Delhi, his first since winning his presidential election in January and parliamentary poll in April. The deals range from loans for major infrastructure projects to agreements to share electricity and boost cultural exchanges. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/sri-l

  279. 'Great Game'
    India and Sri Lanka signed a series of aid, economic and diplomatic deals today, the latest move in an increasingly intense struggle between New Delhi and Beijing for influence over the island nation. The signing took place on the first day of a visit by the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to Delhi, his first since winning his presidential election in January and parliamentary poll in April. The deals range from loans for major infrastructure projects to agreements to share electricity and boost cultural exchanges. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/sri-l

  280. Detained former Army Chief, General Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to testify before a war crimes probe if there are allegations backed by evidence and also supported a UN investigation on Sri Lanka in order to clear the country’s name.

    Speaking exclusively to Daily Mirror online via telephone from Parliament this evening, the General insisted that the army as a unit did not commit any war crimes but added that if any individual was involved then it should be investigated.

    “If anybody has committed war crimes and if I know anything about it, if I get any indications I will always come out and expose anything. Anything within my knowledge will be exposed. If anyone has made any indication I’m ready to go into details and find out. Exposing war crimes is a duty of anybody in this country if it is within the knowledge of anybody. Exposing war crimes is an obligation and anybody trying to hide it means he is committing and encouraging war crimes

  281. Puligal Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Hello again PukeGal !

    I can understand my Tamil brothers.
    Interesting – I was under the impression that you do not understand anything at all – OK, tell me, do u know the difference between sitting and standing…. Give your Paw – Good boy !!

    If you understand Tamils, why did U kill the Tamils that were not agreeing with you ???

    check this link and answer me…

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

    They had no intention to separate the country until their rights were denied and they were treated brutally.

    Yes – the majority never did and never do – but you are lying when you say none of them have – before the British gave freedom. some of your mentally sick bastards were counting sticks to draw borders. Go learn history before you comment – oh – forgot, you don’t have brains to learn !!

    Giving a 48 hours time period to 40, 000 people’s lives is very trivial.

    R U talking about the 12 hours that your headless leader piribaharan gave the Singhales and the muslims to leave north ??? It was not 40,000. There were around 500,000 Singhales and Muslims that had to leave their homelands. And now you have the nerve to claim that there were no one else living there ??
    Again – Go eat a Banana before you exhaust your Ape brain !!

    They had no proper intention to save their valuable lives. It was just a drama to deceive the international community.
    No one acts drama better than you – in fact, you are drama queens…. See the amount of lying you do – good for fiction and drama indeed.

    The Tamils also urged to stop the war to rescue the people.

    Why not you urge America and UK to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ? Why not tell Israel to stop war against Gaza ???

    Why would GoSL has hesitated to allow for the international investigation ? Why should they ?? If the others don’t get investigated, neither should Sri Lanka. Go start with the first – shouldn’t it be on a first come first serve basis ??

  282. ‘Great Game’
    India and Sri Lanka signed a series of aid, economic and diplomatic deals today, the latest move in an increasingly intense struggle between New Delhi and Beijing for influence over the island nation. The signing took place on the first day of a visit by the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to Delhi, his first since winning his presidential election in January and parliamentary poll in April. The deals range from loans for major infrastructure projects to agreements to share electricity and boost cultural exchanges.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/sri-lanka-india-china-great-game

  283. Detained former Army Chief, General Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to testify before a war crimes probe if there are allegations backed by evidence and also supported a UN investigation on Sri Lanka in order to clear the country’s name.

    Speaking exclusively to Daily Mirror online via telephone from Parliament this evening, the General insisted that the army as a unit did not commit any war crimes but added that if any individual was involved then it should be investigated.

    “If anybody has committed war crimes and if I know anything about it, if I get any indications I will always come out and expose anything. Anything within my knowledge will be exposed. If anyone has made any indication I’m ready to go into details and find out. Exposing war crimes is a duty of anybody in this country if it is within the knowledge of anybody. Exposing war crimes is an obligation and anybody trying to hide it means he is committing and encouraging war crimes

  284. Part 1 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    Global Justice – How 'Human Rights' promotes mine-related deaths in Sri Lanka

    Tamil civilians returning to their original homes are being killed by uncleared land mines. The groups pressurising the SL govt most vehemently for immediate re-settlement of displaced civilians from IDP camps were AI, HRW, the 'we were unable to fight but were able to demonstrate & defecate pro-LTTE diaspora' and the rest of the 'concerned international community'.

    Failure to remove land mines and explosives in Thanangki’lappu in Thenmaraadchi where resettlement of uprooted civilians was permitted by government authorities was the cause for the deaths of two family men Monday evening while seriously causing injuring two elderly men, when an explosive device went off, sources in Jaffna said. The authorities had permitted resettlement in Thanangki’lappu on the assurance of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thenmaraadchi that the de-mining of the area had been completed."
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Of course the Eelamists will say its all the fault of the SLA and SL govt. These land mines were laid by the LTTE (and paid for by the pro-LTTE diaspora) because the advancing SLA didn't lay mines across its own path of attack.

    I said then: "If, due to pressure from self-appointed HR organisations and the IC, civilians are returned to areas not properly cleared of mines, will you compensate these civilians when they lose their lives and limbs?

    So, AI, happy now?

    For those of you able to read (rather than just copy & paste), read this about De-mining operations and Resettlement of IDPs
    http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/fullnews.php?id=25

    "Despite the humanitarian operations conducted by the Sri Lankan  Security Forces to eliminate the  "Tigers"  of  Tamil Eelam in mid May 2009, there are many who have been impatient critics regarding what they see as undue delay to resettle the Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs). …. … another unseen agenda to call for the re-settlement  of  IDPs without realizing the arduous nature of the de-mining process which is required prior to resettling  the IDPs in their former homesteads."

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters which don't prevent spamming by Eelamists :) ]

  285. Part 2 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    and finally, dear Temporarily Uplifted Ladies of Eelam,

    Yeah, Gota lost his cool during the Hardtalk interview and it was extremely embarrassing to watch. Good work by the reporter. But its not up to Gota to have SF executed. That can only happen if and only after a trial. More interesting was Gota's unyielding stance regarding interference by unelected and unrepresentative INGOs like AI, HRW etc.

    Prof Puligal,

    Sorry, I still have no idea what you're talking about. A bit of clarity would be most welcome.

    As for the Desperately Seeking Eelam crowd, I see you're clutching at every straw, against SL. The IIFA film show, divine floods, Prof Fankie 'Independence for Hawaii' Boyle, that mad bat Roy etc.

    I urge you all to watch BBC Hardtalk part 3 which examines the rehabilitation and rescue efforts aimed at ex-LTTE child soldiers, some recruited as young as 9! Yes, that's NINE years old. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

    The 'Run-Away' pro LTTE diaspora did not send their 9-year olds to fight, yet now seem even more keen to continue to fight for Eelam as long as other people's children do the fighting and dying.

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters :) ]

  286. Part 1 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    Global Justice – How 'Human Rights' promotes mine-related deaths in Sri Lanka

    Tamil civilians returning to their original homes are being killed by uncleared land mines. The groups pressurising the SL govt most vehemently for immediate re-settlement of displaced civilians from IDP camps were AI, HRW, the 'we were unable to fight but were able to demonstrate & defecate pro-LTTE diaspora' and the rest of the 'concerned international community'.

    Failure to remove land mines and explosives in Thanangki’lappu in Thenmaraadchi where resettlement of uprooted civilians was permitted by government authorities was the cause for the deaths of two family men Monday evening while seriously causing injuring two elderly men, when an explosive device went off, sources in Jaffna said. The authorities had permitted resettlement in Thanangki’lappu on the assurance of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thenmaraadchi that the de-mining of the area had been completed."
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Of course the Eelamists will say its all the fault of the SLA and SL govt. These land mines were laid by the LTTE (and paid for by the pro-LTTE diaspora) because the advancing SLA didn't lay mines across its own path of attack.

    I said then: "If, due to pressure from self-appointed HR organisations and the IC, civilians are returned to areas not properly cleared of mines, will you compensate these civilians when they lose their lives and limbs?

    So, AI, happy now?

    For those of you able to read (rather than just copy & paste), read this about De-mining operations and Resettlement of IDPs
    http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/fullnews.php?id=25

    "Despite the humanitarian operations conducted by the Sri Lankan  Security Forces to eliminate the  "Tigers"  of  Tamil Eelam in mid May 2009, there are many who have been impatient critics regarding what they see as undue delay to resettle the Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs). …. … another unseen agenda to call for the re-settlement  of  IDPs without realizing the arduous nature of the de-mining process which is required prior to resettling  the IDPs in their former homesteads."

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters which don't prevent spamming by Eelamists :) ]

  287. Part 1 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    Global Justice – How 'Human Rights' promotes mine-related deaths in Sri Lanka

    Tamil civilians returning to their original homes are being killed by uncleared land mines. The groups pressurising the SL govt most vehemently for immediate re-settlement of displaced civilians from IDP camps were AI, HRW, the 'we were unable to fight but were able to demonstrate & defecate pro-LTTE diaspora' and the rest of the 'concerned international community'.

    Failure to remove land mines and explosives in Thanangki’lappu in Thenmaraadchi where resettlement of uprooted civilians was permitted by government authorities was the cause for the deaths of two family men Monday evening while seriously causing injuring two elderly men, when an explosive device went off, sources in Jaffna said. The authorities had permitted resettlement in Thanangki’lappu on the assurance of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thenmaraadchi that the de-mining of the area had been completed."
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Of course the Eelamists will say its all the fault of the SLA and SL govt. These land mines were laid by the LTTE (and paid for by the pro-LTTE diaspora) because the advancing SLA didn't lay mines across its own path of attack.

    I said then: "If, due to pressure from self-appointed HR organisations and the IC, civilians are returned to areas not properly cleared of mines, will you compensate these civilians when they lose their lives and limbs?

    So, AI, happy now?

    For those of you able to read (rather than just copy & paste), read this about De-mining operations and Resettlement of IDPs
    http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/fullnews.php?id=25

    "Despite the humanitarian operations conducted by the Sri Lankan  Security Forces to eliminate the  "Tigers"  of  Tamil Eelam in mid May 2009, there are many who have been impatient critics regarding what they see as undue delay to resettle the Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs). …. … another unseen agenda to call for the re-settlement  of  IDPs without realizing the arduous nature of the de-mining process which is required prior to resettling  the IDPs in their former homesteads."

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters which don't prevent spamming by Eelamists :) ]

  288. Part 2 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    and finally, dear Temporarily Uplifted Ladies of Eelam,

    Yeah, Gota lost his cool during the Hardtalk interview and it was extremely embarrassing to watch. Good work by the reporter. But its not up to Gota to have SF executed. That can only happen if and only after a trial. More interesting was Gota's unyielding stance regarding interference by unelected and unrepresentative INGOs like AI, HRW etc.

    Prof Puligal,

    Sorry, I still have no idea what you're talking about. A bit of clarity would be most welcome.

    As for the Desperately Seeking Eelam crowd, I see you're clutching at every straw, against SL. The IIFA film show, divine floods, Prof Fankie 'Independence for Hawaii' Boyle, that mad bat Roy etc.

    I urge you all to watch BBC Hardtalk part 3 which examines the rehabilitation and rescue efforts aimed at ex-LTTE child soldiers, some recruited as young as 9! Yes, that's NINE years old. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

    The 'Run-Away' pro LTTE diaspora did not send their 9-year olds to fight, yet now seem even more keen to continue to fight for Eelam as long as other people's children do the fighting and dying.

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters :) ]

  289. Part 2 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    and finally, dear Temporarily Uplifted Ladies of Eelam,

    Yeah, Gota lost his cool during the Hardtalk interview and it was extremely embarrassing to watch. Good work by the reporter. But its not up to Gota to have SF executed. That can only happen if and only after a trial. More interesting was Gota's unyielding stance regarding interference by unelected and unrepresentative INGOs like AI, HRW etc.

    Prof Puligal,

    Sorry, I still have no idea what you're talking about. A bit of clarity would be most welcome.

    As for the Desperately Seeking Eelam crowd, I see you're clutching at every straw, against SL. The IIFA film show, divine floods, Prof Fankie 'Independence for Hawaii' Boyle, that mad bat Roy etc.

    I urge you all to watch BBC Hardtalk part 3 which examines the rehabilitation and rescue efforts aimed at ex-LTTE child soldiers, some recruited as young as 9! Yes, that's NINE years old. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/87

    The 'Run-Away' pro LTTE diaspora did not send their 9-year olds to fight, yet now seem even more keen to continue to fight for Eelam as long as other people's children do the fighting and dying.

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters :) ]

  290. Tamil Nadu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Indeed – a good thing to happen neda ?

    See, India is helping out the Sri Lankan government in many ways including financially – the amount – USD 800 million… !

    Do you know where these funds are going to ???

    Development of the north – they are helping build 50,000 new houses to the people who's houses were used as bunkers by the LTTE.

    The funds will go to re-building the rest of the rail track – I think you already heard that the current rail track is built with government funds and funds raised via a special account where normal people like our selves remit cash to. Also a special ticket of Rs. 1,000 / – that we purchase for this cause.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/10/news11.html

    What have you done to help this people ??

    Let me remind you ! – Create trouble in Taminadu to distract MR's visit to India

    What did your hero's Naduamaran and Viko do ?? Acted like hooligans and got arrested. If they are so worried about the tamils of north, why not they come and help them re-build their houses and livelihood ?

    I can only extract from what the good MP of Tamilnadu said "Vaiko couldn't even get votes to represent loke sbaha. They have no following as such and it's only a handful – we must move on and not give in to their petty needs"

  291. Part 1 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    Global Justice – How ‘Human Rights’ promotes mine-related deaths in Sri Lanka

    Tamil civilians returning to their original homes are being killed by uncleared land mines. The groups pressurising the SL govt most vehemently for immediate re-settlement of displaced civilians from IDP camps were AI, HRW, the ‘we were unable to fight but were able to demonstrate & defecate pro-LTTE diaspora’ and the rest of the ‘concerned international community’.

    Failure to remove land mines and explosives in Thanangki’lappu in Thenmaraadchi where resettlement of uprooted civilians was permitted by government authorities was the cause for the deaths of two family men Monday evening while seriously causing injuring two elderly men, when an explosive device went off, sources in Jaffna said. The authorities had permitted resettlement in Thanangki’lappu on the assurance of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thenmaraadchi that the de-mining of the area had been completed.”

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31922

    Of course the Eelamists will say its all the fault of the SLA and SL govt. These land mines were laid by the LTTE (and paid for by the pro-LTTE diaspora) because the advancing SLA didn’t lay mines across its own path of attack.

    I said then: “If, due to pressure from self-appointed HR organisations and the IC, civilians are returned to areas not properly cleared of mines, will you compensate these civilians when they lose their lives and limbs?

    So, AI, happy now?

    For those of you able to read (rather than just copy & paste), read this about De-mining operations and Resettlement of IDPs

    http://www.nationalsecurity.lk/fullnews.php?id=25066

    “Despite the humanitarian operations conducted by the Sri Lankan  Security Forces to eliminate the  “Tigers”  of  Tamil Eelam in mid May 2009, there are many who have been impatient critics regarding what they see as undue delay to resettle the Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs). …. … another unseen agenda to call for the re-settlement  of  IDPs without realizing the arduous nature of the de-mining process which is required prior to resettling  the IDPs in their former homesteads.”

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters which don't prevent spamming by Eelamists :) ]

  292. Part 2 of 2 part reply (due to AI censoring)

    and finally, dear Temporarily Uplifted Ladies of Eelam,

    Yeah, Gota lost his cool during the Hardtalk interview and it was extremely embarrassing to watch. Good work by the reporter. But its not up to Gota to have SF executed. That can only happen if and only after a trial. More interesting was Gota’s unyielding stance regarding interference by unelected and unrepresentative INGOs like AI, HRW etc.

    Prof Puligal,

    Sorry, I still have no idea what you’re talking about. A bit of clarity would be most welcome.

    As for the Desperately Seeking Eelam crowd, I see you’re clutching at every straw, against SL. The IIFA film show, divine floods, Prof Fankie ‘Independence for Hawaii’ Boyle, that mad bat Roy etc.

    I urge you all to watch BBC Hardtalk part 3 which examines the rehabilitation and rescue efforts aimed at ex-LTTE child soldiers, some recruited as young as 9! Yes, that’s NINE years old.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/8730578.stm

    The ‘Run-Away’ pro LTTE diaspora did not send their 9-year olds to fight, yet now seem even more keen to continue to fight for Eelam as long as other people’s children do the fighting and dying.

    [yes, its me, EDE, using another name to circumvent AI's daft filters :) ]

  293. A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday off Kachchatheevu in Palk Strait, media reports in Tamil Nadu said.

    Douglas Devananda, a cabinet minister in Rajapaksa government, accompanied Sri Lankan president during the meeting with Tamil Nadu delegation.

    Though the Tamil issue failed to make an impact in the Lok Sabha elections last year, Karunanidhi is not taking chances in the run-up to the state polls due in May next year, Hindustan Times reported observing that Mr. Karunanidhi has been blamed by the opposition in Tamil Nadu for remaining silent when the Tamils were subject to “humiliating war”. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. "That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money," Roy said on Friday speaking at a Chennai convention on attacks by India against tribal resistance movements, Times of India said. Roy has previously voiced her opposition openly on Sri Lanka's war against Tamils and had condemned India's silence on the humanitarian tragedy in Sri Lanka, calling the war "a racist war on Tamils." http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  294. Tamil Nadu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Indeed – a good thing to happen neda ?

    See, India is helping out the Sri Lankan government in many ways including financially – the amount – USD 800 million… !

    Do you know where these funds are going to ???

    Development of the north – they are helping build 50,000 new houses to the people who's houses were used as bunkers by the LTTE.

    The funds will go to re-building the rest of the rail track – I think you already heard that the current rail track is built with government funds and funds raised via a special account where normal people like our selves remit cash to. Also a special ticket of Rs. 1,000 / – that we purchase for this cause.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/10/news11.html

    What have you done to help this people ??

    Let me remind you ! – Create trouble in Taminadu to distract MR's visit to India

    What did your hero's Naduamaran and Viko do ?? Acted like hooligans and got arrested. If they are so worried about the tamils of north, why not they come and help them re-build their houses and livelihood ?

    I can only extract from what the good MP of Tamilnadu said "Vaiko couldn't even get votes to represent loke sbaha. They have no following as such and it's only a handful – we must move on and not give in to their petty needs"

  295. Tamil Nadu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Indeed – a good thing to happen neda ?

    See, India is helping out the Sri Lankan government in many ways including financially – the amount – USD 800 million… !

    Do you know where these funds are going to ???

    Development of the north – they are helping build 50,000 new houses to the people who's houses were used as bunkers by the LTTE.

    The funds will go to re-building the rest of the rail track – I think you already heard that the current rail track is built with government funds and funds raised via a special account where normal people like our selves remit cash to. Also a special ticket of Rs. 1,000 / – that we purchase for this cause.
    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/10/news11.html

    What have you done to help this people ??

    Let me remind you ! – Create trouble in Taminadu to distract MR's visit to India

    What did your hero's Naduamaran and Viko do ?? Acted like hooligans and got arrested. If they are so worried about the tamils of north, why not they come and help them re-build their houses and livelihood ?

    I can only extract from what the good MP of Tamilnadu said "Vaiko couldn't even get votes to represent loke sbaha. They have no following as such and it's only a handful – we must move on and not give in to their petty needs"

  296. BTW, welcome back Mango – it is good to see people who are not supporting Terrorism in these forums meant for Terrorists !

    Don't worry about the rotten Mango comment – "Mongal" Apes who cannot peel a Banana definitely would not know the taste of a ripe Mango !! :)

  297. A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday off Kachchatheevu in Palk Strait, media reports in Tamil Nadu said.

    Douglas Devananda, a cabinet minister in Rajapaksa government, accompanied Sri Lankan president during the meeting with Tamil Nadu delegation.

    Though the Tamil issue failed to make an impact in the Lok Sabha elections last year, Karunanidhi is not taking chances in the run-up to the state polls due in May next year, Hindustan Times reported observing that Mr. Karunanidhi has been blamed by the opposition in Tamil Nadu for remaining silent when the Tamils were subject to “humiliating war”. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. "That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money," Roy said on Friday speaking at a Chennai convention on attacks by India against tribal resistance movements, Times of India said. Roy has previously voiced her opposition openly on Sri Lanka's war against Tamils and had condemned India's silence on the humanitarian tragedy in Sri Lanka, calling the war "a racist war on Tamils." http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  298. A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday off Kachchatheevu in Palk Strait, media reports in Tamil Nadu said.

    Douglas Devananda, a cabinet minister in Rajapaksa government, accompanied Sri Lankan president during the meeting with Tamil Nadu delegation.

    Though the Tamil issue failed to make an impact in the Lok Sabha elections last year, Karunanidhi is not taking chances in the run-up to the state polls due in May next year, Hindustan Times reported observing that Mr. Karunanidhi has been blamed by the opposition in Tamil Nadu for remaining silent when the Tamils were subject to “humiliating war”. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. "That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money," Roy said on Friday speaking at a Chennai convention on attacks by India against tribal resistance movements, Times of India said. Roy has previously voiced her opposition openly on Sri Lanka's war against Tamils and had condemned India's silence on the humanitarian tragedy in Sri Lanka, calling the war "a racist war on Tamils." http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3

  299. Tamil Nadu Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Indeed – a good thing to happen neda ?

    See, India is helping out the Sri Lankan government in many ways including financially – the amount – USD 800 million… !

    Do you know where these funds are going to ???

    Development of the north – they are helping build 50,000 new houses to the people who’s houses were used as bunkers by the LTTE.

    The funds will go to re-building the rest of the rail track – I think you already heard that the current rail track is built with government funds and funds raised via a special account where normal people like our selves remit cash to. Also a special ticket of Rs. 1,000 / – that we purchase for this cause.

    http://www.island.lk/2010/06/10/news11.html

    What have you done to help this people ??

    Let me remind you ! – Create trouble in Taminadu to distract MR’s visit to India

    What did your hero’s Naduamaran and Viko do ?? Acted like hooligans and got arrested. If they are so worried about the tamils of north, why not they come and help them re-build their houses and livelihood ?

    I can only extract from what the good MP of Tamilnadu said “Vaiko couldn’t even get votes to represent loke sbaha. They have no following as such and it’s only a handful – we must move on and not give in to their petty needs”

  300. BTW, welcome back Mango – it is good to see people who are not supporting Terrorism in these forums meant for Terrorists !

    Don’t worry about the rotten Mango comment – “Mongal” Apes who cannot peel a Banana definitely would not know the taste of a ripe Mango !! :)

  301. A delegation of 21 MPs from Tamil Nadu led by T.R. Baalu failed to secure concrete assurances on political settlement, release of Prisoners of War or resettlement of Tamils after meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Wednesday. In a televised comment in Sun News, Mr. T.R. Balu said that there was some progress, but added he was not satisfied with the output of the meeting. The Sri Lankan delegation headed by Mr. Rajapaksa and the Indian delegation led by Dr. Manmohan Singh inked seven agreements, which included bilateral counter-insurgency and corporate deals. In the meantime, fifteen Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were admitted to hospital after they were stripped off their clothes, tortured with ice on their heads and were forced to eat salt and raw fish by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday off Kachchatheevu in Palk Strait, media reports in Tamil Nadu said.

    Douglas Devananda, a cabinet minister in Rajapaksa government, accompanied Sri Lankan president during the meeting with Tamil Nadu delegation.

    Though the Tamil issue failed to make an impact in the Lok Sabha elections last year, Karunanidhi is not taking chances in the run-up to the state polls due in May next year, Hindustan Times reported observing that Mr. Karunanidhi has been blamed by the opposition in Tamil Nadu for remaining silent when the Tamils were subject to “humiliating war”.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31939

    The war in Sri Lanka was not just a war of the Sri Lankans against the Tamil people, according to writer-activist Arundhati Roy. “That was a corporate war. All the large Indian companies are now heading to Sri Lanka to make more money,” Roy said on Friday speaking at a Chennai convention on attacks by India against tribal resistance movements, Times of India said. Roy has previously voiced her opposition openly on Sri Lanka’s war against Tamils and had condemned India’s silence on the humanitarian tragedy in Sri Lanka, calling the war “a racist war on Tamils.”
    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=31915

  302. Rohan Says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Over 62+ years of singhalla racism killed over 150,000 Tamils in sri lanka, only Tribunal on international level

    I guess this does not involve the Tamil people killed by the LTTE noh ??

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    You tell someone in your neighborhood to do the calculations and let you know which is greater !!

  303. What sri lankan leadedrs said and did same to Tamils over 62 years

    Sri lankan president(Current president killed over 50,000 Tamils)
    “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. So listen you Demala (Tamil)”
    President tells the Tamil people in Jaffna http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_04_03_00

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words(President,s brother)
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    Former Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona:, now UN ref of Sri lanka ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009) http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”

  304. What sri lankan leadedrs said and did same to Tamils over 62 years

    Sri lankan president(Current president killed over 50,000 Tamils)
    “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. So listen you Demala (Tamil)”
    President tells the Tamil people in Jaffna http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_04_03_00

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words(President,s brother)
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    Former Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona:, now UN ref of Sri lanka ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009) http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”

  305. What sri lankan leadedrs said and did same to Tamils over 62 years

    Sri lankan president(Current president killed over 50,000 Tamils)
    “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. So listen you Demala (Tamil)”
    President tells the Tamil people in Jaffna http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_04_03_00

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words(President,s brother)
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    Former Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona:, now UN ref of Sri lanka ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009) http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”

  306. Rohan !

    LOL – So, now you want to know whether I know who killed the 50,000 people – Yes I do !!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    See the Ape father who killed all these people – more than 50,000 also died by having an Axe stuck on his forehead last may 18th 2009.

    If you stop Aping your self, you will know reality !! Good luck with it – start by Peeling the banana before you eat !

  307. Rohan !

    LOL – So, now you want to know whether I know who killed the 50,000 people – Yes I do !!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    See the Ape father who killed all these people – more than 50,000 also died by having an Axe stuck on his forehead last may 18th 2009.

    If you stop Aping your self, you will know reality !! Good luck with it – start by Peeling the banana before you eat !

  308. Rohan !

    LOL – So, now you want to know whether I know who killed the 50,000 people – Yes I do !!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    See the Ape father who killed all these people – more than 50,000 also died by having an Axe stuck on his forehead last may 18th 2009.

    If you stop Aping your self, you will know reality !! Good luck with it – start by Peeling the banana before you eat !

  309. What sri lankan leadedrs said and did same to Tamils over 62 years

    Sri lankan president(Current president killed over 50,000 Tamils)
    “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. So listen you Demala (Tamil)”
    President tells the Tamil people in Jaffna
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/news/EN_2010_04_03_003.html

    Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words(President,s brother)
    “Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

    Former Foreign Minister Palitha Kohona:, now UN ref of Sri lanka ‘Victorious soldiers could have raped every single woman’ (july-3-2009)
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=29705

    Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
    “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

    President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
    “Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

    President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
    “Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

    Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
    “Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

    Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
    “Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

    President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
    “I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

    Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
    “If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

    Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
    “Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”

  310. Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, who missed the 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event in Sri Lanka, defended his absence from the gala due to work commitments.

    "I didn't skip the IIFA awards. I have been shooting in Istanbul for one of my films called 'Game' so unfortunately I couldn't attend it,"