Sec. Clinton's shot at uncovering justice for Sri Lanka's war crimes

Originally posted on HuffingtonPost.comThis post is the first of our Sri Lanka’s visit to the U.S. Series.

In the context of Amnesty International’s global campaign to establish an international, independent investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, we are currently closely following the US visit of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris, is currently on a public relations tour through the United States, touting his country as the new paradise for foreign investment, and dismissing war crimes allegations on the way. This week, he even took to the Huffington Post website to present his questionable worldview: “A Year After Defeating Terrorism, Sri Lanka Embodies Hope and Change“.

One year after Sri Lanka’s civil war came to a bloody end, the evidence that both parties to the conflict committed serious human rights violations, including war crimes, continues to pile up. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group and the US State Department have compiled extensive reports on the human rights violations that were committed by both the Sri Lankan army and the armed Tamil Tigers. To date, not one single individual has been held accountable for the crimes committed.

Consequently, Sri Lankan government officials have had difficulties hiding their self-confidence following their successful attempts (so far) to evade official international scrutiny. (This confidence is further boosted by articles such as a recent New York Times piece that declares Sri Lanka as the number one tourist destination to visit in 2010. The New York Times article is now part of the official information package that is handed out by Sri Lankan embassy staff at events where the Foreign Minister is speaking).

Push to lift Leahy law restrictions

This new self-confidence became most visible for me during a talk at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), when Minister Peiris openly stated that one objective of his US visit is to change US policy that bars US training of the Sri Lankan military under the Leahy amendment. The Leahy amendment prohibits U.S. security assistance to foreign military or security units, which are believed to have committed gross human rights violations.

Additionally, he defended the government’s decision to set up a domestic “Lessons Learned” commission (which does not have the mandate to investigate alleged war crimes). Sri Lanka’s commissions of inquiry are a guarantee that there will be no justice and accountability for serious human rights abuses. Since 1991, the Sri Lankan government has formed nine ad hoc commissions of inquiry to investigate enforced disappearances and a number of other human rights-related inquiries. These commissions of inquiry have lacked credibility and have delayed criminal investigations. While most, if not all, of these commissions of inquiry identified alleged perpetrators, very few prosecutions for human rights violations have resulted. Confronted with that fact during the CSIS talk, the minister stubbornly refused to answer my question about the human rights impact of the most recent presidential commission of inquiry (established in 2006) into several high level human rights cases, including the execution style murder of 17 aid workers of the French organization Action Contre la Faim (ACF). He had no answer to the question of how many individuals were actually tried as a consequence of the work of the commission, or why the findings that were sent to the President have not been made public to this day.

Unfortunately, all of this is possible because other governments, and subsequently the United Nations, have failed to take meaningful steps to set up an independent, international investigation that would once and for all clarify what exactly happened during the last months of the conflict, during which reportedly thousands – if not tens of thousands – civilians were killed in Sri Lanka’s so-called “Civilian Safe Zone”. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the next high-level politician who will have an opportunity to raise these concerns, when she will meet her Sri Lankan counterpart in Washington this Friday. She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses. We will follow very closely if indeed she does.

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676 thoughts on “Sec. Clinton's shot at uncovering justice for Sri Lanka's war crimes

  1. Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes. Damning new evidence of abuses shows why the UN should not let Sri Lanka sweep these abuses under the carpet. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    It expresses particular concern over possible war crimes committed during fighting in Sri Lanka last year. The report also criticises the UN for its failure to intervene. Thousands of people were killed during the war, and a UN spokesman described the situation in northern Sri Lanka at the time as a "bloodbath". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10166

  2. “During the 26-year long war in Sri Lanka, there were allegations of rape and sexual violence, just as in other conflicts. Secretary Clinton’s statement was to raise awareness of such brutality, not to implicate specific perpetrators,” Sri Lanka local media quoted the Ambassador as saying. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  3. Erasing Tamil culture.
    In a program presented as redevelopment of the war-torn north and east, the Colombo government seems to be finding one pretext after another for obliterating Tamil cultural and historical landmarks. Tamil academics have tried to thwart the destruction of the heritage of Jaffna and have alerted authorities to a variety of historic buildings, including temples, schools, and presses earmarked for demolition under the road development authority's current program. A worried person (a category that includes most of our Sri Lankan Tamil friends) can see a policy of cultural eradication at work here.

    There are other examples of cultural and historical erasure: For instance, the site of the palace and administrative buildings of the last Tamil ruler of Jaffna (King Sangilian II) before the arrival of European colonial powers in the early 1600s is about to be wiped away to make room for a tourist complex. Generally the Tamils see that ancient and historical symbols of Hinduism, a religion associated with the Tamils, are being systematically displaced by new symbols of Buddhism, practiced by the Singhalese, and see themselves as living in a lost land, one that was taken away from them. These are not policies that make it possible for two peoples, the Tamils and the Sinhalese, to live together amicably.

  4. Sri Lankan Final Solution is the precedent of “Scorched Earth” civil warfare.

    Sri Lanka has now succeeded in using scorched earth as a successful policy for putting down in an insurrection.

    " It may often be possible for governments to defeat insurgencies if they do not care how many civilians they kill.”

    As the world has often seen, successful efforts draw admiration and imitation.

    The Sri Lankan method of unlimited slaughter of civilians will almost certainly be imitated and the entire world will be aghast at it.

    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 suggest you support an independent and international investigation.

    Sri Lanka’s self-serving investigation of its own actions is insufficient.

    “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.”

  5. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness?

    No the whole world has the evidence.

    But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka

    Many thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam.

    Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase ’separatism demand’ from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time.

    The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered.

  6. What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours. Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  7. The numbers of disappearances are known.

    In Colombo alone there had been nearly 600 disappearances.

    Then , in the whole Island , how many more could have disappeared ?

    Our Lanka e news website ahs published the names , addresses, the place of abduction etc. in detail from time to time .

    Because the 600 who disappeared are Tamils and Muslims , the Sinhala people have been made to make it a habit to say they are ‘Tigers’ or ‘ it is alright, after all it is they’.

    If there were 600 Tigers in Colombo , there should have been 24 of their platoons .

    What couldn’t they have done in the city of Colombo ?

    These are utter falsehoods.

    Many of those who disappeared are innocent youngsters..

  8. Sri Lanka The Reconciliation Commission ?

    This commission is going to be a farce. It is going to be a repetition of the traditions of denial, the suppression of truth and trying to strengthen the local suppression that has been going on with the help of the people who are willing to support that tradition. Therefore it will not be a surprise that the so-called commissioners would be those who have a long record of being engaged in the suppression of all attempts of people to seek justice and find ways of dealing with a barbarous, indigenous past.

  9. GoSL stubborn failure in establishing a modern, democratic nation State with plurality for over 60 years since independence. Failure in establishing a nation State that should necessarily accommodate all ethnic, linguistic and religious communities and groups as equals with equal opportunities, in forging a futuristic society that accepts life within a competitive global economy. Political neglect in establishing such a pluralistic nation State, fostered and nurtured Bandaranayakes, Rajaratnams, Cyril Mathews, Nalin de Silvas, Amarasekaras, Champika Ranawakas and then the JVP as Sinhala entities that politically force bred Chelvanayagams, Amithalingams

  10. Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes. Damning new evidence of abuses shows why the UN should not let Sri Lanka sweep these abuses under the carpet. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    It expresses particular concern over possible war crimes committed during fighting in Sri Lanka last year. The report also criticises the UN for its failure to intervene. Thousands of people were killed during the war, and a UN spokesman described the situation in northern Sri Lanka at the time as a "bloodbath". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10166

  11. Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes. Damning new evidence of abuses shows why the UN should not let Sri Lanka sweep these abuses under the carpet. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-n

    It expresses particular concern over possible war crimes committed during fighting in Sri Lanka last year. The report also criticises the UN for its failure to intervene. Thousands of people were killed during the war, and a UN spokesman described the situation in northern Sri Lanka at the time as a "bloodbath". http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10166

  12. “During the 26-year long war in Sri Lanka, there were allegations of rape and sexual violence, just as in other conflicts. Secretary Clinton’s statement was to raise awareness of such brutality, not to implicate specific perpetrators,” Sri Lanka local media quoted the Ambassador as saying. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  13. “During the 26-year long war in Sri Lanka, there were allegations of rape and sexual violence, just as in other conflicts. Secretary Clinton’s statement was to raise awareness of such brutality, not to implicate specific perpetrators,” Sri Lanka local media quoted the Ambassador as saying. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  14. IIFA showbiz event blamed for promoting ‘paradise of genocide’

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo. The FICCI, the largest and oldest business conglomerate of India is the flagship organiser of the business event named FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum, where hundreds of CEOs and business heads from India would be signing various investment contracts and tie-ups in the island on the second day of the celebrity and corporate event.

    National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) of the Indian State and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of the Sri Lankan State, in 2006, signed agreements to explore a coal-fired power plant project in Trincomalee and the project became ‘feasible’ after evicting Tamils from their traditional village of Champoor in Trincomalee after capturing Champoor from the LTTE and engineering the exodus of more than 30,000 Tamils from the region.

    Today, a vast area remains sealed and fenced off from the access of uprooted Tamil civilians who are forced live in schools under military subjugation and deteriorating conditions like the civilians of Vanni.

    A Sri Lanka Army officer, who went on a campaign in January, was confronted by an old Tamil grandfather, who asked: “Would you buy me and my family a house for resettlement from the country to which you sold my land?” No-one of the young generation could dare to pose a such question as the result would be inquiry, detention and possible disappearance. Such is the Tamil subjugation, caused by the greed of Corporate Colonialism, felt in the East.

  15. Tamil Nadu Movement urged the Tamil Diaspora to send a bold message to the IIFA organizers in Mumbai,” was equally important to that of the pressure being exerted from Tamil Nadu he said.

    Tamil activists in Tamil Nadu, including Vaiko, Nedumaran and Seeman, have been vocal in their protests against the Bollywood event.

    On May 08, Save Tamils, an activist group of Tamil IT professionals held a protest in front of Chennai Memorial Hall against the Bollywood move. Tamil lyricist Tamarai, Directors Gowtham, Ram, Vetrimaaran, Thileepan Movement Thiyagu, Viduthalai Rajendran and Professor Arivarasan took part in the protest.

    Naam Tamilar movement has staged a fasting campaign and marched from Big B’s ‘Pratiksha’ bungalow to his ‘Jalsa’ residence in Mumbai on May 11, protesting against the decision to hold the IIFA Awards Festival in Colombo. Naam Thamilar protestors said the move by Hindi cinema world would be seen as giving legitimacy to Rajapaksa regime, which is responsible for Tamil genocide and war crimes in the island.

    Popular stars in the Tamil film industry, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Ajith and Surya, have reportedly declined to take part in the IIFA.

    Mani Ratnam, a popular Tamil film director and film-maker, has also announced that his ‘Raavan’, starring Abhishek Bachchan and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, will not be screened at the IIFA awards

  16. Erasing Tamil culture.
    In a program presented as redevelopment of the war-torn north and east, the Colombo government seems to be finding one pretext after another for obliterating Tamil cultural and historical landmarks. Tamil academics have tried to thwart the destruction of the heritage of Jaffna and have alerted authorities to a variety of historic buildings, including temples, schools, and presses earmarked for demolition under the road development authority’s current program. A worried person (a category that includes most of our Sri Lankan Tamil friends) can see a policy of cultural eradication at work here.

    There are other examples of cultural and historical erasure: For instance, the site of the palace and administrative buildings of the last Tamil ruler of Jaffna (King Sangilian II) before the arrival of European colonial powers in the early 1600s is about to be wiped away to make room for a tourist complex. Generally the Tamils see that ancient and historical symbols of Hinduism, a religion associated with the Tamils, are being systematically displaced by new symbols of Buddhism, practiced by the Singhalese, and see themselves as living in a lost land, one that was taken away from them. These are not policies that make it possible for two peoples, the Tamils and the Sinhalese, to live together amicably.

  17. Sri Lankan Final Solution is the precedent of “Scorched Earth” civil warfare.

    Sri Lanka has now succeeded in using scorched earth as a successful policy for putting down in an insurrection.

    ” It may often be possible for governments to defeat insurgencies if they do not care how many civilians they kill.”

    As the world has often seen, successful efforts draw admiration and imitation.

    The Sri Lankan method of unlimited slaughter of civilians will almost certainly be imitated and the entire world will be aghast at it.

    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 suggest you support an independent and international investigation.

    Sri Lanka’s self-serving investigation of its own actions is insufficient.

    “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.”

  18. Christoph,

    Thank you very much for staying on this issue. Please keep up the pressure on Hillary Clinton to support not only investigations but to sarfeguard the vulnerable IDPs, those people who are still in internment camps as well as those have been left to fend for themselves in the Vanni. Please read this article by a Sinhalese Catholic priest and make it available to all activists.

  19. Over 50,000 Tamils were mudered last year. is the war without witness?

    No the whole world has the evidence.

    But the UN & world remained silent when thousands of women and children experienced painful slow death in the killing fields of Sri Lanka

    Many thousands who perished in the war, waged by the Sri Lankan state and its abettors, on the de-facto state of Tamil Eelam.

    Despite its repeated pledges to the International Community, the Sri Lankan state and its military machine vowing to erase ’separatism demand’ from Tamils for generations, to turn heavy arms on civilian population claiming the lives of thousands of children and women in addition to depriving them of food, medicine and medical evacuation on time.

    The conduct of the Sri Lankan state, which disregarded all norms of humanity in the war, has posed a civilisational question, and justice remains undelivered.

  20. What make things worse in Sri Lanka are not just the atrocities carried out by the fascist forces but the compromise made by some international elements, who have decided to support the criminals but turned a blind eye to the victims. They danced when the war criminals sang, and hid their faces in the sand when thousands of innocents were murdered in cold blood. UN, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed and vulnerable in the world, had in fact assisted Sri Lanka in mass murdering innocent Tamils, simply by ignoring the cries of the dying at the crucial hours. Sri Lankan Tragedy is also about an unfair world that is letting the murderers and rapists to walk on red carpets but ignoring the plight of the innocents that are languishing in torture camps and prisons.

  21. The numbers of disappearances are known.

    In Colombo alone there had been nearly 600 disappearances.

    Then , in the whole Island , how many more could have disappeared ?

    Our Lanka e news website ahs published the names , addresses, the place of abduction etc. in detail from time to time .

    Because the 600 who disappeared are Tamils and Muslims , the Sinhala people have been made to make it a habit to say they are ‘Tigers’ or ‘ it is alright, after all it is they’.

    If there were 600 Tigers in Colombo , there should have been 24 of their platoons .

    What couldn’t they have done in the city of Colombo ?

    These are utter falsehoods.

    Many of those who disappeared are innocent youngsters..

  22. Sri Lanka The Reconciliation Commission ?

    This commission is going to be a farce. It is going to be a repetition of the traditions of denial, the suppression of truth and trying to strengthen the local suppression that has been going on with the help of the people who are willing to support that tradition. Therefore it will not be a surprise that the so-called commissioners would be those who have a long record of being engaged in the suppression of all attempts of people to seek justice and find ways of dealing with a barbarous, indigenous past.

  23. GoSL stubborn failure in establishing a modern, democratic nation State with plurality for over 60 years since independence. Failure in establishing a nation State that should necessarily accommodate all ethnic, linguistic and religious communities and groups as equals with equal opportunities, in forging a futuristic society that accepts life within a competitive global economy. Political neglect in establishing such a pluralistic nation State, fostered and nurtured Bandaranayakes, Rajaratnams, Cyril Mathews, Nalin de Silvas, Amarasekaras, Champika Ranawakas and then the JVP as Sinhala entities that politically force bred Chelvanayagams, Amithalingams

  24. Yet another feckless commission is a grossly inadequate response to the numerous credible allegations of war crimes. Damning new evidence of abuses shows why the UN should not let Sri Lanka sweep these abuses under the carpet.
    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/20/sri-lanka-new-evidence-wartime-abuses

    It expresses particular concern over possible war crimes committed during fighting in Sri Lanka last year. The report also criticises the UN for its failure to intervene. Thousands of people were killed during the war, and a UN spokesman described the situation in northern Sri Lanka at the time as a “bloodbath”.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10166788.stm

  25. Christoph,

    Here we go again. Has the word irony been removed from AI's in-house dictionary?

    So AI have taken it upon themselves to be the global watchdog and neo-colonial HR teacher has it?

    I see no evidence whatsoever that the funders and supporters of the racist LTTE are being investigated or pursued, either by AI or its neo-colonial cousins in the International HR circus. Why? Is AI scared of the pro-LTTE diaspora?

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', currently living in London!
    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.
    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to LTTE child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research.

    If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.
    "She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the US State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  26. “During the 26-year long war in Sri Lanka, there were allegations of rape and sexual violence, just as in other conflicts. Secretary Clinton’s statement was to raise awareness of such brutality, not to implicate specific perpetrators,” Sri Lanka local media quoted the Ambassador as saying.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=30363

  27. IIFA showbiz event blamed for promoting ‘paradise of genocide’

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo. The FICCI, the largest and oldest business conglomerate of India is the flagship organiser of the business event named FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum, where hundreds of CEOs and business heads from India would be signing various investment contracts and tie-ups in the island on the second day of the celebrity and corporate event.

    National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) of the Indian State and the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of the Sri Lankan State, in 2006, signed agreements to explore a coal-fired power plant project in Trincomalee and the project became ‘feasible’ after evicting Tamils from their traditional village of Champoor in Trincomalee after capturing Champoor from the LTTE and engineering the exodus of more than 30,000 Tamils from the region.

    Today, a vast area remains sealed and fenced off from the access of uprooted Tamil civilians who are forced live in schools under military subjugation and deteriorating conditions like the civilians of Vanni.

    A Sri Lanka Army officer, who went on a campaign in January, was confronted by an old Tamil grandfather, who asked: “Would you buy me and my family a house for resettlement from the country to which you sold my land?” No-one of the young generation could dare to pose a such question as the result would be inquiry, detention and possible disappearance. Such is the Tamil subjugation, caused by the greed of Corporate Colonialism, felt in the East.

  28. More AI Double Standards Exposed.
    In December 2009, AI quite correctly and vehemently condemned a suicide bombing of a medical school graduation in Somalia with this unarguable call to action: "Regardless of who is responsible for the attack, deliberately targeting civilians constitutes a war crime and is always prohibited under international law.
    The TFG (Somali govt) has now set up an inquiry into the attack. The rest of us have to wait and see if anyone is ever brought to justice for this heinous crime."
    http://tinyurl.com/38q9cug

    With the LTTE's innumerable suicide bombingsdeliberately targeting civilians, and thus constituting a war crime, AI does not have to wait for the perpetrators and their helpers and funders to be brought to justice. They're walking free, in plain sight and in plain view in London, Oslo, Paris and Berlin.

    Where is AI's campaign in the UK, Norway, France and Germany to bring these LTTE diaspora war criminals to justice ?

    Is AI scared of the LTTE diaspora ?

    Is this the same AI which campaigns so fearlessly against the alleged war crimes committed by the legitimately elected government of a democratic country, Sri Lanka, yet is hesitant and oddly reluctant to apply the same rigorous pressure on the un-elected, racist fascist LTTE in the West?

    Perhaps Christoph, Jim & Juliette can let us into the complex moral minefield they have to navigate to avoid placing the same pressure on the LTTE diaspora organisations that they do on the SL govt.

    Talking of 'Minefields', this is especially for the LTTE-Diaspora. In Northern Sri Lanka, Tamil civilians, ably assisted by HALO (a UK-based de-mining outfit) are clearing their land of mines & IEDs laid by the LTTE.

    The funding for the mines came from the LTTE diaspora, all of whom are conspicuous by their absence in the de-mining effort. No surprise there, then.
    http://tinyurl.com/354mr3o

    Truly, the LTTE diaspora's finest hour.

  29. Tamil Nadu Movement urged the Tamil Diaspora to send a bold message to the IIFA organizers in Mumbai,” was equally important to that of the pressure being exerted from Tamil Nadu he said.

    Tamil activists in Tamil Nadu, including Vaiko, Nedumaran and Seeman, have been vocal in their protests against the Bollywood event.

    On May 08, Save Tamils, an activist group of Tamil IT professionals held a protest in front of Chennai Memorial Hall against the Bollywood move. Tamil lyricist Tamarai, Directors Gowtham, Ram, Vetrimaaran, Thileepan Movement Thiyagu, Viduthalai Rajendran and Professor Arivarasan took part in the protest.

    Naam Tamilar movement has staged a fasting campaign and marched from Big B’s ‘Pratiksha’ bungalow to his ‘Jalsa’ residence in Mumbai on May 11, protesting against the decision to hold the IIFA Awards Festival in Colombo. Naam Thamilar protestors said the move by Hindi cinema world would be seen as giving legitimacy to Rajapaksa regime, which is responsible for Tamil genocide and war crimes in the island.

    Popular stars in the Tamil film industry, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Ajith and Surya, have reportedly declined to take part in the IIFA.

    Mani Ratnam, a popular Tamil film director and film-maker, has also announced that his ‘Raavan’, starring Abhishek Bachchan and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, will not be screened at the IIFA awards

  30. Christoph,

    Thank you very much for staying on this issue. Please keep up the pressure on Hillary Clinton to support not only investigations but to sarfeguard the vulnerable IDPs, those people who are still in internment camps as well as those have been left to fend for themselves in the Vanni. Please read this article by a Sinhalese Catholic priest and make it available to all activists.

  31. Christoph,

    Thank you very much for staying on this issue. Please keep up the pressure on Hillary Clinton to support not only investigations but to sarfeguard the vulnerable IDPs, those people who are still in internment camps as well as those have been left to fend for themselves in the Vanni. Please read this article by a Sinhalese Catholic priest and make it available to all activists.

  32. Movement, fighting for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils, gathered in front of Kamal Haasan’s office on Sunday in Alwarpet (Chennai), demanding that the actor step down from the President post (South) of FICCI (Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry) and urging the FICCI to change the venue of the upcoming IIFA 2010 (India International Film Academy Awards) from Sri Lanka

  33. Christoph,

    Here we go again. Has the word irony been removed from AI's in-house dictionary?

    So AI have taken it upon themselves to be the global watchdog and neo-colonial HR teacher has it?

    I see no evidence whatsoever that the funders and supporters of the racist LTTE are being investigated or pursued, either by AI or its neo-colonial cousins in the International HR circus. Why? Is AI scared of the pro-LTTE diaspora?

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', currently living in London!
    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.
    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to LTTE child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research.

    If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.
    "She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the US State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  34. Christoph,

    Here we go again. Has the word irony been removed from AI's in-house dictionary?

    So AI have taken it upon themselves to be the global watchdog and neo-colonial HR teacher has it?

    I see no evidence whatsoever that the funders and supporters of the racist LTTE are being investigated or pursued, either by AI or its neo-colonial cousins in the International HR circus. Why? Is AI scared of the pro-LTTE diaspora?

    I've found a war criminal currently evading 'justice', currently living in London!
    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI's swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.
    "An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement's most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops." http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to LTTE child slodiers: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids

    It's an easy prosecution and she probably hasn't even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I'm doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research.

    If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.
    "She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses."

    Did I miss something or did the US State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: "after you, Madam".
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here's my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq's case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If 'war crimes' trials are good enough for SL, they're certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  35. More AI Double Standards Exposed.
    In December 2009, AI quite correctly and vehemently condemned a suicide bombing of a medical school graduation in Somalia with this unarguable call to action: "Regardless of who is responsible for the attack, deliberately targeting civilians constitutes a war crime and is always prohibited under international law.
    The TFG (Somali govt) has now set up an inquiry into the attack. The rest of us have to wait and see if anyone is ever brought to justice for this heinous crime."
    http://tinyurl.com/38q9cug

    With the LTTE's innumerable suicide bombingsdeliberately targeting civilians, and thus constituting a war crime, AI does not have to wait for the perpetrators and their helpers and funders to be brought to justice. They're walking free, in plain sight and in plain view in London, Oslo, Paris and Berlin.

    Where is AI's campaign in the UK, Norway, France and Germany to bring these LTTE diaspora war criminals to justice ?

    Is AI scared of the LTTE diaspora ?

    Is this the same AI which campaigns so fearlessly against the alleged war crimes committed by the legitimately elected government of a democratic country, Sri Lanka, yet is hesitant and oddly reluctant to apply the same rigorous pressure on the un-elected, racist fascist LTTE in the West?

    Perhaps Christoph, Jim & Juliette can let us into the complex moral minefield they have to navigate to avoid placing the same pressure on the LTTE diaspora organisations that they do on the SL govt.

    Talking of 'Minefields', this is especially for the LTTE-Diaspora. In Northern Sri Lanka, Tamil civilians, ably assisted by HALO (a UK-based de-mining outfit) are clearing their land of mines & IEDs laid by the LTTE.

    The funding for the mines came from the LTTE diaspora, all of whom are conspicuous by their absence in the de-mining effort. No surprise there, then.
    http://tinyurl.com/354mr3o

    Truly, the LTTE diaspora's finest hour.

  36. More AI Double Standards Exposed.
    In December 2009, AI quite correctly and vehemently condemned a suicide bombing of a medical school graduation in Somalia with this unarguable call to action: "Regardless of who is responsible for the attack, deliberately targeting civilians constitutes a war crime and is always prohibited under international law.
    The TFG (Somali govt) has now set up an inquiry into the attack. The rest of us have to wait and see if anyone is ever brought to justice for this heinous crime."
    http://tinyurl.com/38q9cug

    With the LTTE's innumerable suicide bombingsdeliberately targeting civilians, and thus constituting a war crime, AI does not have to wait for the perpetrators and their helpers and funders to be brought to justice. They're walking free, in plain sight and in plain view in London, Oslo, Paris and Berlin.

    Where is AI's campaign in the UK, Norway, France and Germany to bring these LTTE diaspora war criminals to justice ?

    Is AI scared of the LTTE diaspora ?

    Is this the same AI which campaigns so fearlessly against the alleged war crimes committed by the legitimately elected government of a democratic country, Sri Lanka, yet is hesitant and oddly reluctant to apply the same rigorous pressure on the un-elected, racist fascist LTTE in the West?

    Perhaps Christoph, Jim & Juliette can let us into the complex moral minefield they have to navigate to avoid placing the same pressure on the LTTE diaspora organisations that they do on the SL govt.

    Talking of 'Minefields', this is especially for the LTTE-Diaspora. In Northern Sri Lanka, Tamil civilians, ably assisted by HALO (a UK-based de-mining outfit) are clearing their land of mines & IEDs laid by the LTTE.

    The funding for the mines came from the LTTE diaspora, all of whom are conspicuous by their absence in the de-mining effort. No surprise there, then.
    http://tinyurl.com/354mr3o

    Truly, the LTTE diaspora's finest hour.

  37. When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war. Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety. Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives. http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  38. power has been parcelled out between four members of a single family. Mahinda Rajapaksa, pictured, who won the war and was returned to power as president with a stonking majority in January, is also minister of defence, finance and planning, ports and aviation and highways. He shares the defence ministry with one brother, Gotabaya, the defence secretary. A second brother, Basil, is economic development minister, and controls the boards charged with promoting investment and tourism. A third brother, Chamal, is speaker of parliament—which is handy, because of the importance of the speaker’s role in the unlikely event of an attempt to impeach the president. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm

  39. Sri Lanka's minister for external affairs, G.L. Peiris, left a scheduled meeting with journalists at the National Press Club Thursday morning without speaking. He had been slated to address them as a precursor to his Friday meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Peiris arrived at the building with a Secret Service security detail, but left without explanation after going to the 14th floor where he was to speak. No reason for his departure was given by his spokesman, but the National Press Club recently awarded the organization's 2009 International Freedom of the Press Award to slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sunday Leader.

    Sri Lankan Minister Leaves National Press Club Without Addressing Journalists http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/701882002

  40. Mahinda to use G 15 power(Iran) to exert pressure on USA http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion
    Dr. Peiris is meeting the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the time when US National Secretary and Foreign affairs Committee senior Congress member has written to Hillary Clinton that Lanka’s war crimes must be investigated.

    The objective of Dr. Peiris’ tour may be to stall the war crime charges against Sri Lanka that the US is clamouring for. The Sri Lankan Government has chosen Dr. G L Peiris on the conviction that he could succeed in the negotiations , as he was able to maintain cordial relations with the USA when he was a Minister under the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga ’s regime and under the government . of Ranil Wickremesinghe. It is also the notion of the government that by appointing Dr. Peiris as the Foreign Minister it could smother the protests that are mounted by the International community , specially USA against the Sri Lankan government. The latter is of the view that the former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama did not acquit himself well in that task.

  41. Most the readers dont seem to understand that the AI is calling for an investigation of war crimes committed by the LTTE and the GOSL. If the SL has nothing to hide they should welcome such an investigation and clear their good name.Unless and until such an investigation is carried there cannot be any reconciliation between the two communities. AI is not taking any sides on this issue they want BOTH PARTIES to the conflict investigated. What then is the problem?

  42. When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war. Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety. Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives. http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  43. When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war. Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety. Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives. http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  44. power has been parcelled out between four members of a single family. Mahinda Rajapaksa, pictured, who won the war and was returned to power as president with a stonking majority in January, is also minister of defence, finance and planning, ports and aviation and highways. He shares the defence ministry with one brother, Gotabaya, the defence secretary. A second brother, Basil, is economic development minister, and controls the boards charged with promoting investment and tourism. A third brother, Chamal, is speaker of parliament—which is handy, because of the importance of the speaker’s role in the unlikely event of an attempt to impeach the president. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm

  45. power has been parcelled out between four members of a single family. Mahinda Rajapaksa, pictured, who won the war and was returned to power as president with a stonking majority in January, is also minister of defence, finance and planning, ports and aviation and highways. He shares the defence ministry with one brother, Gotabaya, the defence secretary. A second brother, Basil, is economic development minister, and controls the boards charged with promoting investment and tourism. A third brother, Chamal, is speaker of parliament—which is handy, because of the importance of the speaker’s role in the unlikely event of an attempt to impeach the president. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm

  46. Sri Lanka's minister for external affairs, G.L. Peiris, left a scheduled meeting with journalists at the National Press Club Thursday morning without speaking. He had been slated to address them as a precursor to his Friday meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Peiris arrived at the building with a Secret Service security detail, but left without explanation after going to the 14th floor where he was to speak. No reason for his departure was given by his spokesman, but the National Press Club recently awarded the organization's 2009 International Freedom of the Press Award to slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sunday Leader.

    Sri Lankan Minister Leaves National Press Club Without Addressing Journalists http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/701882002

  47. Sri Lanka's minister for external affairs, G.L. Peiris, left a scheduled meeting with journalists at the National Press Club Thursday morning without speaking. He had been slated to address them as a precursor to his Friday meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Peiris arrived at the building with a Secret Service security detail, but left without explanation after going to the 14th floor where he was to speak. No reason for his departure was given by his spokesman, but the National Press Club recently awarded the organization's 2009 International Freedom of the Press Award to slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sunday Leader.

    Sri Lankan Minister Leaves National Press Club Without Addressing Journalists http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/701882002

  48. Mahinda to use G 15 power(Iran) to exert pressure on USA http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion
    Dr. Peiris is meeting the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the time when US National Secretary and Foreign affairs Committee senior Congress member has written to Hillary Clinton that Lanka’s war crimes must be investigated.

    The objective of Dr. Peiris’ tour may be to stall the war crime charges against Sri Lanka that the US is clamouring for. The Sri Lankan Government has chosen Dr. G L Peiris on the conviction that he could succeed in the negotiations , as he was able to maintain cordial relations with the USA when he was a Minister under the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga ’s regime and under the government . of Ranil Wickremesinghe. It is also the notion of the government that by appointing Dr. Peiris as the Foreign Minister it could smother the protests that are mounted by the International community , specially USA against the Sri Lankan government. The latter is of the view that the former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama did not acquit himself well in that task.

  49. Mahinda to use G 15 power(Iran) to exert pressure on USA http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion
    Dr. Peiris is meeting the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the time when US National Secretary and Foreign affairs Committee senior Congress member has written to Hillary Clinton that Lanka’s war crimes must be investigated.

    The objective of Dr. Peiris’ tour may be to stall the war crime charges against Sri Lanka that the US is clamouring for. The Sri Lankan Government has chosen Dr. G L Peiris on the conviction that he could succeed in the negotiations , as he was able to maintain cordial relations with the USA when he was a Minister under the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga ’s regime and under the government . of Ranil Wickremesinghe. It is also the notion of the government that by appointing Dr. Peiris as the Foreign Minister it could smother the protests that are mounted by the International community , specially USA against the Sri Lankan government. The latter is of the view that the former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama did not acquit himself well in that task.

  50. Leon,

    It is not AI's place to dictate to SL what happens in SL. Let them start with the easy pickings of the Western countries' HR abuses I detailed above.

    Or is that just too difficult to grasp?

  51. Back Off Sri Lanka Inquiry, U.N. Chief Told
    Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris arrived in New York last week carrying a tough message for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: keep your hands off Sri Lanka. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51610

    same peiris said in 29 Dec 2009
    COLOMBO: Although Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Convention which set up the International Criminal Court (ICC), the island nation can still be dragged before the ICC without its consent, senior cabinet minister and a former Professor of Law, G.L.Peiris, has said.
    'Sri Lanka cannot escape war crime charges' http://expressbuzz.com/world/sri-lanka-cannot-esc

  52. Back Off Sri Lanka Inquiry, U.N. Chief Told
    Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris arrived in New York last week carrying a tough message for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: keep your hands off Sri Lanka. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51610

    same peiris said in 29 Dec 2009
    COLOMBO: Although Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Convention which set up the International Criminal Court (ICC), the island nation can still be dragged before the ICC without its consent, senior cabinet minister and a former Professor of Law, G.L.Peiris, has said.
    'Sri Lanka cannot escape war crime charges' http://expressbuzz.com/world/sri-lanka-cannot-esc

  53. Back Off Sri Lanka Inquiry, U.N. Chief Told
    Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris arrived in New York last week carrying a tough message for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: keep your hands off Sri Lanka. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51610

    same peiris said in 29 Dec 2009
    COLOMBO: Although Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Convention which set up the International Criminal Court (ICC), the island nation can still be dragged before the ICC without its consent, senior cabinet minister and a former Professor of Law, G.L.Peiris, has said.
    'Sri Lanka cannot escape war crime charges' http://expressbuzz.com/world/sri-lanka-cannot-esc

  54. Christoph,

    Thank you very much for staying on this issue. Please keep up the pressure on Hillary Clinton to support not only investigations but to sarfeguard the vulnerable IDPs, those people who are still in internment camps as well as those have been left to fend for themselves in the Vanni. Please read this article by a Sinhalese Catholic priest and make it available to all activists.

  55. Indian congr. government or sri lanka promoting ‘paradise of genocide’?

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  56. Movement, fighting for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils, gathered in front of Kamal Haasan’s office on Sunday in Alwarpet (Chennai), demanding that the actor step down from the President post (South) of FICCI (Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry) and urging the FICCI to change the venue of the upcoming IIFA 2010 (India International Film Academy Awards) from Sri Lanka

  57. Christoph,

    Here we go again. Has the word irony been removed from AI’s in-house dictionary?

    So AI have taken it upon themselves to be the global watchdog and neo-colonial HR teacher has it?

    I see no evidence whatsoever that the funders and supporters of the racist LTTE are being investigated or pursued, either by AI or its neo-colonial cousins in the International HR circus. Why? Is AI scared of the pro-LTTE diaspora?

    I’ve found a war criminal currently evading ‘justice’, currently living in London!
    She is a bona-fide, 100% guaranteed war criminal, who has publicly admitted to her crimes. She lives a mere 60 minutes away from AI’s swanky central London head office.
    Name: Adele Balasingham (neé Wilby)
    Location: New Malden, Surrey, UK
    Charge: recruitment of child soldiers for LTTE.
    “An undated video of Mrs Balasingham, showing her in camouflage fatigues and presiding over a parade of female child soldiers, has been circulated to confirm her status as one of the movement’s most influential figures. The female Tamil Tiger fighters, some thought to be as young as 14, have completed three months of training. She is seen presenting them with cyanide capsules to be worn on a necklace and swallowed if they are about to be captured by troops.” http://tinyurl.com/yc7xf65

    Aunty Adele distributing cyande capsules to LTTE child slodiers:
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=27249106

    It’s an easy prosecution and she probably hasn’t even got a cyanide pill around her neck. Unlike the poor unfortunate Tamil girls she groomed into becoming LTTE cadres and suicide bombers.

    I’m doing this to show my commitment to HR for all in SL and to help AI defray the costs of research.

    If AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial, please explain why.

    And then this insane sentence by AI, without a shred of irony, self-concious or otherwise.
    “She will have the unique opportunity to reinforce the State Department’s own efforts to shed light on the human rights abuses committed during the final stage of the conflict and to send a strong signal to the world that the United States is not willing to accept impunity for mass human rights abuses.”

    Did I miss something or did the US State Dept set up an investigation into how the US Dept of Defence and other US departments planned and executed the Iraq invasion, which resulted in HR abuses on a scale that SL can only dream of!

    As I wrote before, GOSL reply should be very short: “after you, Madam”.
    First USA and UK are investigated by the UN for causing huge civilian deaths in their little wars.

    Here’s my rough reckoning of civilians killed due to Western bloc military action.

    Gulf War 1: 50,000+ civilian deaths? (4k from direct action and 45k+ from sanctions. Nice.)
    Gulf War 2: another 50,000+ civilian deaths?
    Afghanistan: 10,000+ dead civilians?

    Approx total = 110,000+ civilian deaths, plus in Iraq’s case, the near complete destruction of previously functioning country. Hmmmm.

    If ‘war crimes’ trials are good enough for SL, they’re certainly good enough for the US & NATO, first.

  58. More AI Double Standards Exposed.
    In December 2009, AI quite correctly and vehemently condemned a suicide bombing of a medical school graduation in Somalia with this unarguable call to action: “Regardless of who is responsible for the attack, deliberately targeting civilians constitutes a war crime and is always prohibited under international law.
    The TFG (Somali govt) has now set up an inquiry into the attack. The rest of us have to wait and see if anyone is ever brought to justice for this heinous crime.”
    http://tinyurl.com/38q9cug

    With the LTTE’s innumerable suicide bombingsdeliberately targeting civilians, and thus constituting a war crime, AI does not have to wait for the perpetrators and their helpers and funders to be brought to justice. They’re walking free, in plain sight and in plain view in London, Oslo, Paris and Berlin.

    Where is AI’s campaign in the UK, Norway, France and Germany to bring these LTTE diaspora war criminals to justice ?

    Is AI scared of the LTTE diaspora ?

    Is this the same AI which campaigns so fearlessly against the alleged war crimes committed by the legitimately elected government of a democratic country, Sri Lanka, yet is hesitant and oddly reluctant to apply the same rigorous pressure on the un-elected, racist fascist LTTE in the West?

    Perhaps Christoph, Jim & Juliette can let us into the complex moral minefield they have to navigate to avoid placing the same pressure on the LTTE diaspora organisations that they do on the SL govt.

    Talking of ‘Minefields’, this is especially for the LTTE-Diaspora. In Northern Sri Lanka, Tamil civilians, ably assisted by HALO (a UK-based de-mining outfit) are clearing their land of mines & IEDs laid by the LTTE.

    The funding for the mines came from the LTTE diaspora, all of whom are conspicuous by their absence in the de-mining effort. No surprise there, then.

    http://tinyurl.com/354mr3o

    Truly, the LTTE diaspora’s finest hour.

  59. 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.

  60. Indian congr. government or sri lanka promoting ‘paradise of genocide’?

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  61. Indian congr. government or sri lanka promoting ‘paradise of genocide’?

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo. http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&art

  62. Tamil Kovil

    Dear friend ,

    We can think only of the needs of the People.

    We need your continuing researches into the complex forms of genocide unfolding in Occupied Eelam.

  63. Dear Premachandran,

    i am awaiting a real history of these times in the life of the Tamil people & nation, which inarguably are the most important & vital in their entire history.

    Where is the historian who will write this, while the generations who are involved in this story are still upon the anvil of their forging ?

  64. Hey there mate – Chris !!!

    I am not quite amused that our good Friend Jim MC D is getting support for you and Juliette to back him up cause he really at his job. But, unfortunately, you guys seems to be having the same kind of mentality and ideas, which quite astonishes me to realize that AI USA actually has a brain drain – no body to think beyond their nostrils and see the bigger picture.

    You Say "Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris, is currently on a public relations tour through the United States, touting his country as the new paradise for foreign investment, and dismissing war crimes allegations on the way. "

    The GOSL is a legal entity – elected by the people of the country through a democratic process – election. So does the GOUSA. So why cannot two legal entities meet up and discuss matters to iron out things ?? What is your problem with it ?? Why cannot Prof. Peiris meet Hilary or anyone else in any country for that matter???

    As a representative of the GOSL, he also has all the right to defend the country of any unwarranted allegations set forth by groups who flourish by misleading people world over. Let me take an example – you – AI – I see you listening to the LTTE Diaspora which is considered a mentally challenged Terrorist group than listening to a legally elected government of Sri Lanka. The GOSL stand for all the citizens of this country immaterial of religious practices or Ethnicity. You are listening to a group who has their own agenda and not the likes of the citizens of the country including the Tamil people whom this diaspora Sells in the corner streets of the west to obtain sympathy. If you want to know what the Tamil people feel, you come here and listen to what our Tamil brotheren has to say, not what some Terrorist has to say !!

    You also say "One year after Sri Lanka’s civil war came to a bloody end, the evidence that both parties to the conflict committed serious human rights violations, including war crimes, continues to pile up."

    If you feel that both parties have committed crimes, you treat both parties equally. As my friend rightly mentioned above, why not start in your own back yard and campaign for arrest of Adele Bitchsingham ?? You are talking of GOSL committing crimes ssince the final battle started in 2007, Adel has done damage to Innocent Tamil Children since 1985. Start with her.

    We see that you are kind of trying to get some kind of sanctions going against SL. This is very disturbing to come from a group who say that they stand for HR. What will happen to 20 million people of SL if such thing happens ?? Does AI's HR agenda allow starvation to death for innocent people ???

    The people of Sri Lanka will decide when to oust the government and elect a new government. At the moment they are happy with what the government has achieved – getting rid of the mentally sick terrorists off this soil. You talk of Suicide bombing in other countries, forgetting the fact that the other terrorist groups were trained by these very people you tend to stand for. It will be pathetic if you only would get to realize it when your own HQ is bombarded by one of these Terrorists.

    The main issue the world faces today in the 21st century is Terrorism in many forms. Sri Lanka taught how to eliminate it and you need to take que from it. I still not have got an answer to the question on your idea of eliminating terrorism – how do u propose to do so ??

    Sri Lanka is trying to get up on its feet after 30 years of brutality – what you are doing to bring her down again is pitiful and shameful by all standards – is this what you call Human Rights ???

  65. Interesting picture in the above article. The placard holders seem to cover their eyes and faces – LOL – Chicken to show their faces I guess – if someone is standing for a true cause why fear anyone ?? And for what reason ??

    This again goes on to prove that they themselves know that they are doing something illegal with the blessings of AI. – Shameful !!

    Also I again see our apes of the LTTE diaspora posting articles which are quite irrelavent to the topic posted – INTERESTING !!

  66. Dear Christophe Kettle !

    You have mentioned in the post about SL committing war crimes.

    May I ask you,

    1. Is ending a 30 year old Terrorism a HR crime ?
    2. During the War, SL Army managed to save 300,000 + Civilians from a branded terrorist group – is this a crime ??
    3. When these people crossed over after being used as a Human Shield by the LTTE, and shot at when trying to escape, GOSL provided them with shelter, food, Medicine, Banking facilities etc, free of charge, that were praised by chief of UN and many other parties including LTTE supporting Tamil Nadu chief ministers daughter – is that a crime ??
    4. When wounded people, elders, pregnant mothers, little children crossed over, they were air lifted to hospitals and given medical treatment by the GOSL free of charge – Is this a Crime ??
    5. The Sri Lankan public, immaterial of ethnicity, colour, religion, wealth provided clothing, food, medicine etc. to the IDP's – Is this a crime ??

    Now let's see,

    1. LTTE killed innocent people who tried to run away from them during the war and killed them as per Daya and George master (the 2 LTTE senior members who surrendered) is this a crime ??
    2. LTTE used the civilians as human shields during war – is that a crime ?
    3. LTTE used these innocent people's houses as Bunkers and shelters to fire from – is that a crime ?
    4. LTTE used all government buildings including Schools, Medical institutes, and also Temples, Kovils and Churches as bunkers and their offices – is this a crime ?
    5. LTTE on an ad-hoc base, used civilians who they used as human shields to fire at SL army by providing them with guns of their wounded or dead carders. These people did not even know how to use guns and were opposing war – is that a crime ??
    6. LTTE used many children to fight and gave them cyanide capsules and did not let them study or go to schools – is that a crime ??

    Well the list is unlimited, however, what's the use of me telling you or anyone about what an Illegal, mentally sick group of people did ?? But it would be more credible when I tell you what a legal government did. Your mission is to discredit such honorable government and armed force who lost thousands in lives and billions in dollars to bring peace to a tiny Island with a great history. How can you sleep peacefully at night thinking of the damage you are doing to innocent lives in disguise of HR ??

  67. Political Activist, 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport , Sri Lanka, for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman , on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/

  68. Most the readers dont seem to understand that the AI is calling for an investigation of war crimes committed by the LTTE and the GOSL. If the SL has nothing to hide they should welcome such an investigation and clear their good name.Unless and until such an investigation is carried there cannot be any reconciliation between the two communities. AI is not taking any sides on this issue they want BOTH PARTIES to the conflict investigated. What then is the problem?

  69. When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country’s civil war. Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called “No Fire Zones” where they had been promised safety. Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/2010526123230844176.html

  70. power has been parcelled out between four members of a single family. Mahinda Rajapaksa, pictured, who won the war and was returned to power as president with a stonking majority in January, is also minister of defence, finance and planning, ports and aviation and highways. He shares the defence ministry with one brother, Gotabaya, the defence secretary. A second brother, Basil, is economic development minister, and controls the boards charged with promoting investment and tourism. A third brother, Chamal, is speaker of parliament—which is handy, because of the importance of the speaker’s role in the unlikely event of an attempt to impeach the president.
    http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16216579&fsrc=rss

  71. Sri Lanka’s minister for external affairs, G.L. Peiris, left a scheduled meeting with journalists at the National Press Club Thursday morning without speaking. He had been slated to address them as a precursor to his Friday meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Peiris arrived at the building with a Secret Service security detail, but left without explanation after going to the 14th floor where he was to speak. No reason for his departure was given by his spokesman, but the National Press Club recently awarded the organization’s 2009 International Freedom of the Press Award to slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sunday Leader.

    Sri Lankan Minister Leaves National Press Club Without Addressing Journalists
    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7018820025?Sri%20Lankan%20Minister%20Leaves%20National%20Press%20Club%20Without%20Addressing%20Journalists#ixzz0pBINjG9g

  72. Mahinda to use G 15 power(Iran) to exert pressure on USA
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index.php/opinion1/11495.html
    Dr. Peiris is meeting the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the time when US National Secretary and Foreign affairs Committee senior Congress member has written to Hillary Clinton that Lanka’s war crimes must be investigated.

    The objective of Dr. Peiris’ tour may be to stall the war crime charges against Sri Lanka that the US is clamouring for. The Sri Lankan Government has chosen Dr. G L Peiris on the conviction that he could succeed in the negotiations , as he was able to maintain cordial relations with the USA when he was a Minister under the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga ’s regime and under the government . of Ranil Wickremesinghe. It is also the notion of the government that by appointing Dr. Peiris as the Foreign Minister it could smother the protests that are mounted by the International community , specially USA against the Sri Lankan government. The latter is of the view that the former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama did not acquit himself well in that task.

  73. Leon,

    It is not AI’s place to dictate to SL what happens in SL. Let them start with the easy pickings of the Western countries’ HR abuses I detailed above.

    Or is that just too difficult to grasp?

  74. Political Activist, 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport , Sri Lanka, for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman , on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/

  75. Political Activist, 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport , Sri Lanka, for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman , on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/

  76. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka president rejects war crimes probe
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe into the final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels last year.

    In an interview with the Al-Jazeera television news network on Thursday, Rajapakse said he would not tolerate any outside review of a campaign that he insisted was solely aimed at “defeating terrorism”.

    “I don’t want my internal matters to be inquired by any other country or any other NGOs. Rajapakse said.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq

  77. Back Off Sri Lanka Inquiry, U.N. Chief Told
    Sri Lanka’s newly-appointed Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris arrived in New York last week carrying a tough message for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: keep your hands off Sri Lanka.
    http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51610

    same peiris said in 29 Dec 2009
    COLOMBO: Although Sri Lanka is not a signatory to the Rome Convention which set up the International Criminal Court (ICC), the island nation can still be dragged before the ICC without its consent, senior cabinet minister and a former Professor of Law, G.L.Peiris, has said.
    ‘Sri Lanka cannot escape war crime charges’
    http://expressbuzz.com/world/sri-lanka-cannot-escape-war-crime-charges/134858.html

  78. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka president rejects war crimes probe
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe into the final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels last year.

    In an interview with the Al-Jazeera television news network on Thursday, Rajapakse said he would not tolerate any outside review of a campaign that he insisted was solely aimed at “defeating terrorism”.

    “I don’t want my internal matters to be inquired by any other country or any other NGOs. Rajapakse said.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq

  79. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka president rejects war crimes probe
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe into the final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels last year.

    In an interview with the Al-Jazeera television news network on Thursday, Rajapakse said he would not tolerate any outside review of a campaign that he insisted was solely aimed at “defeating terrorism”.

    “I don’t want my internal matters to be inquired by any other country or any other NGOs. Rajapakse said.
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeq

  80. Dear Super-Intelligent Scholars of Eelam,

    Why wait for others to falsify history? You can start the process straightaway.

    Some of the more deranged Tamil racists are even claiming an entire continent for Tamil Eelam – a sort of Eelam-on-Atlantis.

    "THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature." http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    Truly, this stuff is more than insane, it's seriously out of this world. If you thought that the Sinhala racists were mad, Eelamists can certainly beat them in the race to the bottom.  But, if that floats your Eelamish boat.

    Here are some fake genocides for you to be getting on with whilst waiting for Eelam to be established, preferably on the Antarctic.

    Silent Genocide
    Structural Genocide
    Monsoon Genocide
    Cholesterol Genocide
    Land Genocide
    Airport Genocide
    Copycat Genocide
    Plagiarism Genocide
    Military Genocide

  81. 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.

  82. Indian congr. government or sri lanka promoting ‘paradise of genocide’?

    As Tamils world over mark one-year of Indian abetted genocidal war against Eezham Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, the Hindi film industry known as Bollywood and the major Indian conglomerate of trade unions, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) are joining hands with Rajapaksa regime in Colombo in staging 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards weekend during the first week of June in Colombo.
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=31840

  83. Dear Supreme Moral Arbiters at Amnesty International,

    I hope you like this counter-blast to by Prof. Peiris, (SF Foreign Minister) to your patronising, hectoring and absurd demands to the SL govt and people. http://tinyurl.com/3xddztc

    A few relevant snippets:

    "saying these groups don't constitute the "international community," and hence don't have the moral authority "to tell us what to do."

    Peiris said, "Everybody talks of the international community–what is the international community? There are 196 countries in the United Nations. Now these matters have been taken up in appropriate fora in the United Nations. The Human Rights Council debated this matter for three long days. There were representatives from all six continents and 29 people thought there was no need to take any action, 11 countries thought otherwise, with six abstentions. A couple of NGOs do not constitute the international community," he argued.

    When the sustained questions continued and an Amnesty International representative called for an independent, international body, alleging that the credibility of various government appointed human rights and investigative commissions were suspect, Peiris shot back, "Don't forget that only one year has elapsed since the end of the war."

    "Look at the experience of other countries in similar situations. How long have they taken? I won't mention countries (but) some of them have taken 30 years. So, why are you applying double standards? Why isn't Amnesty International in a mood to apply these same standards universally? Why single out Sri Lanka. Is it because Sri Lanka is a poor country, Sri Lanka can be pushed around–kicked around like a football? Certainly not! We won't allow that by Amnesty International or anybody else."

    Peiris said, "If you believe in a set of values, at the very least, apply those values across the board. Do not be selective. Do not be discriminatory," and continuing to pillory Amnesty International and the other human rights groups, asked, "Are those values applied with any iota of consistency. What about the performance of other countries in comparable situations? I think we have done a great deal within a very short period."

    Now repeat after me:
    "Amnesty International is NOT the international community"
    "The international community is NOT just the Western powers"

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.

  84. Tamil Kovil

    Dear friend ,

    We can think only of the needs of the People.

    We need your continuing researches into the complex forms of genocide unfolding in Occupied Eelam.

  85. Dear Premachandran,

    i am awaiting a real history of these times in the life of the Tamil people & nation, which inarguably are the most important & vital in their entire history.

    Where is the historian who will write this, while the generations who are involved in this story are still upon the anvil of their forging ?

  86. The price of impunity

    When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war.

    Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety.

    Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives.

    You would not know this, however, from the resolution the council passed. Drafted by the Sri Lankan delegation, it "commended" the government of Sri Lanka for its treatment of civilian victims of the war.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  87. Dear Super-Intelligent Scholars of Eelam,

    Why wait for others to falsify history? You can start the process straightaway.

    Some of the more deranged Tamil racists are even claiming an entire continent for Tamil Eelam – a sort of Eelam-on-Atlantis.

    "THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature." http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    Truly, this stuff is more than insane, it's seriously out of this world. If you thought that the Sinhala racists were mad, Eelamists can certainly beat them in the race to the bottom.  But, if that floats your Eelamish boat.

    Here are some fake genocides for you to be getting on with whilst waiting for Eelam to be established, preferably on the Antarctic.

    Silent Genocide
    Structural Genocide
    Monsoon Genocide
    Cholesterol Genocide
    Land Genocide
    Airport Genocide
    Copycat Genocide
    Plagiarism Genocide
    Military Genocide

  88. Dear Super-Intelligent Scholars of Eelam,

    Why wait for others to falsify history? You can start the process straightaway.

    Some of the more deranged Tamil racists are even claiming an entire continent for Tamil Eelam – a sort of Eelam-on-Atlantis.

    "THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature." http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    Truly, this stuff is more than insane, it's seriously out of this world. If you thought that the Sinhala racists were mad, Eelamists can certainly beat them in the race to the bottom.  But, if that floats your Eelamish boat.

    Here are some fake genocides for you to be getting on with whilst waiting for Eelam to be established, preferably on the Antarctic.

    Silent Genocide
    Structural Genocide
    Monsoon Genocide
    Cholesterol Genocide
    Land Genocide
    Airport Genocide
    Copycat Genocide
    Plagiarism Genocide
    Military Genocide

  89. I think, there is a God !!!

    ______________________

    4 SLA soldiers killed by lightning during preparation for ‘War Victory Day’ in Colombo

    Sri Lanka government failed to reveal the deaths of four Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and others injured by lightning at Galle Face Green in Colombo while decorating the area for the War Victory Day celebrations, on 17, 18 April, two days prior to the event, sources in Colombo said. Though the government had concealed this incident from the public so as not to spoil the sprit of the first annual victory celebrations over Liberation Tigers, news of it had leaked through the employees of government and private offices and other establishments in Galle Face, the sources added. Tamil National Alliance and the other opposition parties had requested the government to cancell the celebration while the people was suffering but the government did celebrate the event.

    Meanwhile, it is alleged that the government has not revealed the true number of soldiers killed in the war even after an year has passed, the sources added.

    The torrents of rain had begun on 14 April and had persisted on the next three days with thunder and lightning.

    Soldiers from the three armed forces of the government were engaged in elaborate decorative arrangements for the War Victory Day.

    The actual number of soldiers injured in the lightning remains unknown.

  90. Hey there mate – Chris !!!

    I am not quite amused that our good Friend Jim MC D is getting support for you and Juliette to back him up cause he really at his job. But, unfortunately, you guys seems to be having the same kind of mentality and ideas, which quite astonishes me to realize that AI USA actually has a brain drain – no body to think beyond their nostrils and see the bigger picture.

    You Say “Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris, is currently on a public relations tour through the United States, touting his country as the new paradise for foreign investment, and dismissing war crimes allegations on the way. “

    The GOSL is a legal entity – elected by the people of the country through a democratic process – election. So does the GOUSA. So why cannot two legal entities meet up and discuss matters to iron out things ?? What is your problem with it ?? Why cannot Prof. Peiris meet Hilary or anyone else in any country for that matter???

    As a representative of the GOSL, he also has all the right to defend the country of any unwarranted allegations set forth by groups who flourish by misleading people world over. Let me take an example – you – AI – I see you listening to the LTTE Diaspora which is considered a mentally challenged Terrorist group than listening to a legally elected government of Sri Lanka. The GOSL stand for all the citizens of this country immaterial of religious practices or Ethnicity. You are listening to a group who has their own agenda and not the likes of the citizens of the country including the Tamil people whom this diaspora Sells in the corner streets of the west to obtain sympathy. If you want to know what the Tamil people feel, you come here and listen to what our Tamil brotheren has to say, not what some Terrorist has to say !!

    You also say “One year after Sri Lanka’s civil war came to a bloody end, the evidence that both parties to the conflict committed serious human rights violations, including war crimes, continues to pile up.”

    If you feel that both parties have committed crimes, you treat both parties equally. As my friend rightly mentioned above, why not start in your own back yard and campaign for arrest of Adele Bitchsingham ?? You are talking of GOSL committing crimes ssince the final battle started in 2007, Adel has done damage to Innocent Tamil Children since 1985. Start with her.

    We see that you are kind of trying to get some kind of sanctions going against SL. This is very disturbing to come from a group who say that they stand for HR. What will happen to 20 million people of SL if such thing happens ?? Does AI’s HR agenda allow starvation to death for innocent people ???

    The people of Sri Lanka will decide when to oust the government and elect a new government. At the moment they are happy with what the government has achieved – getting rid of the mentally sick terrorists off this soil. You talk of Suicide bombing in other countries, forgetting the fact that the other terrorist groups were trained by these very people you tend to stand for. It will be pathetic if you only would get to realize it when your own HQ is bombarded by one of these Terrorists.

    The main issue the world faces today in the 21st century is Terrorism in many forms. Sri Lanka taught how to eliminate it and you need to take que from it. I still not have got an answer to the question on your idea of eliminating terrorism – how do u propose to do so ??

    Sri Lanka is trying to get up on its feet after 30 years of brutality – what you are doing to bring her down again is pitiful and shameful by all standards – is this what you call Human Rights ???

  91. Dear Supreme Moral Arbiters at Amnesty International,

    I hope you like this counter-blast to by Prof. Peiris, (SF Foreign Minister) to your patronising, hectoring and absurd demands to the SL govt and people. http://tinyurl.com/3xddztc

    A few relevant snippets:

    "saying these groups don't constitute the "international community," and hence don't have the moral authority "to tell us what to do."

    Peiris said, "Everybody talks of the international community–what is the international community? There are 196 countries in the United Nations. Now these matters have been taken up in appropriate fora in the United Nations. The Human Rights Council debated this matter for three long days. There were representatives from all six continents and 29 people thought there was no need to take any action, 11 countries thought otherwise, with six abstentions. A couple of NGOs do not constitute the international community," he argued.

    When the sustained questions continued and an Amnesty International representative called for an independent, international body, alleging that the credibility of various government appointed human rights and investigative commissions were suspect, Peiris shot back, "Don't forget that only one year has elapsed since the end of the war."

    "Look at the experience of other countries in similar situations. How long have they taken? I won't mention countries (but) some of them have taken 30 years. So, why are you applying double standards? Why isn't Amnesty International in a mood to apply these same standards universally? Why single out Sri Lanka. Is it because Sri Lanka is a poor country, Sri Lanka can be pushed around–kicked around like a football? Certainly not! We won't allow that by Amnesty International or anybody else."

    Peiris said, "If you believe in a set of values, at the very least, apply those values across the board. Do not be selective. Do not be discriminatory," and continuing to pillory Amnesty International and the other human rights groups, asked, "Are those values applied with any iota of consistency. What about the performance of other countries in comparable situations? I think we have done a great deal within a very short period."

    Now repeat after me:
    "Amnesty International is NOT the international community"
    "The international community is NOT just the Western powers"

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.

  92. Dear Supreme Moral Arbiters at Amnesty International,

    I hope you like this counter-blast to by Prof. Peiris, (SF Foreign Minister) to your patronising, hectoring and absurd demands to the SL govt and people. http://tinyurl.com/3xddztc

    A few relevant snippets:

    "saying these groups don't constitute the "international community," and hence don't have the moral authority "to tell us what to do."

    Peiris said, "Everybody talks of the international community–what is the international community? There are 196 countries in the United Nations. Now these matters have been taken up in appropriate fora in the United Nations. The Human Rights Council debated this matter for three long days. There were representatives from all six continents and 29 people thought there was no need to take any action, 11 countries thought otherwise, with six abstentions. A couple of NGOs do not constitute the international community," he argued.

    When the sustained questions continued and an Amnesty International representative called for an independent, international body, alleging that the credibility of various government appointed human rights and investigative commissions were suspect, Peiris shot back, "Don't forget that only one year has elapsed since the end of the war."

    "Look at the experience of other countries in similar situations. How long have they taken? I won't mention countries (but) some of them have taken 30 years. So, why are you applying double standards? Why isn't Amnesty International in a mood to apply these same standards universally? Why single out Sri Lanka. Is it because Sri Lanka is a poor country, Sri Lanka can be pushed around–kicked around like a football? Certainly not! We won't allow that by Amnesty International or anybody else."

    Peiris said, "If you believe in a set of values, at the very least, apply those values across the board. Do not be selective. Do not be discriminatory," and continuing to pillory Amnesty International and the other human rights groups, asked, "Are those values applied with any iota of consistency. What about the performance of other countries in comparable situations? I think we have done a great deal within a very short period."

    Now repeat after me:
    "Amnesty International is NOT the international community"
    "The international community is NOT just the Western powers"

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.

  93. Interesting picture in the above article. The placard holders seem to cover their eyes and faces – LOL – Chicken to show their faces I guess – if someone is standing for a true cause why fear anyone ?? And for what reason ??

    This again goes on to prove that they themselves know that they are doing something illegal with the blessings of AI. – Shameful !!

    Also I again see our apes of the LTTE diaspora posting articles which are quite irrelavent to the topic posted – INTERESTING !!

  94. Eelam delenda est

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.
    Do you have some kind of feelings for AI ? Because it sounds a bit kinky 🙂

  95. The price of impunity

    When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war.

    Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety.

    Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives.

    You would not know this, however, from the resolution the council passed. Drafted by the Sri Lankan delegation, it "commended" the government of Sri Lanka for its treatment of civilian victims of the war.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  96. The price of impunity

    When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country's civil war.

    Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called "No Fire Zones" where they had been promised safety.

    Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives.

    You would not know this, however, from the resolution the council passed. Drafted by the Sri Lankan delegation, it "commended" the government of Sri Lanka for its treatment of civilian victims of the war.
    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/201052

  97. Justice gap

    Amnesty's annual global human rights assessment,released on Thursday, says the Sri Lankan case offers a perfect example of a growing threat to the application of international law – the so-called "justice gap" between the powerful and the weak.

    "We see governments holding themselves above the law," says Brown. "A lot of countries are working in regional blocs to shield themselves from criticism."

    The problem is not restricted to a single country or region. Brown says that powerful countries are undermining justice efforts all over the world by refusing to submit themselves to the laws that protect civilians in conflict.

    She cites US support for Israel as another manifestation of the same problem, predicting that if the situation arises, Washington will use its UN security council veto to prevent any meaningful action against Israel for possible crimes committed in Gaza.

    "China, Russia and US, as permanent members of the security council, are holding themselves above the law," she says. "It's so fundamentally unfair for victims that will be denied justice."

    "It was a low point in the short history of the Human Rights Council," says Widney Brown, the director of the international law programme at Amnesty International, describing how Asian countries allowed the resolution to pass unopposed.

    Double standards

    Meanwhile less powerful countries, particularly in Africa, feel aggrieved when they find that they are being held accountable for human rights abuseswhile more powerful countries act with impunity.

    "Repression and injustice are flourishing in the global justice gap"

    Claudio Cordone, acting Secretary General, Amnesty International

    It is, Brown says, an understandable resentment at a double standard that undermines efforts to make international justice the norm rather than the exception.

    "The hypocrisy and double standards undermine calls for justice that are legitimate."

    She wants to see the levels of scrutiny applied to Africa extended to all countries.

    "It's not a bad thing that victims in Africa have a chance of justice. We want to extend that accountability."

    For many, such accountability will come too late. The Amnesty report paints a disturbing picture of human rights violations that have gone unpunished because powerful nations are unwilling to submit to international human rights standards. Rather than setting an example, campaigners say they are creating a culture of impunity.

    From the failure to implement the recommendations of the Goldstone report into possible war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict, to the refusal of some of the world's most powerful countries to sign up to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the report catalogues example after example of rights abuses for which there has been no justice.

    "Repression and injustice are flourishing in the global justice gap, condemning millions of people to abuse, oppression and poverty," says Claudio Cordone, Amnesty's interim secretary general.

  98. Dear Christophe Kettle !

    You have mentioned in the post about SL committing war crimes.

    May I ask you,

    1. Is ending a 30 year old Terrorism a HR crime ?
    2. During the War, SL Army managed to save 300,000 + Civilians from a branded terrorist group – is this a crime ??
    3. When these people crossed over after being used as a Human Shield by the LTTE, and shot at when trying to escape, GOSL provided them with shelter, food, Medicine, Banking facilities etc, free of charge, that were praised by chief of UN and many other parties including LTTE supporting Tamil Nadu chief ministers daughter – is that a crime ??
    4. When wounded people, elders, pregnant mothers, little children crossed over, they were air lifted to hospitals and given medical treatment by the GOSL free of charge – Is this a Crime ??
    5. The Sri Lankan public, immaterial of ethnicity, colour, religion, wealth provided clothing, food, medicine etc. to the IDP’s – Is this a crime ??

    Now let’s see,

    1. LTTE killed innocent people who tried to run away from them during the war and killed them as per Daya and George master (the 2 LTTE senior members who surrendered) is this a crime ??
    2. LTTE used the civilians as human shields during war – is that a crime ?
    3. LTTE used these innocent people’s houses as Bunkers and shelters to fire from – is that a crime ?
    4. LTTE used all government buildings including Schools, Medical institutes, and also Temples, Kovils and Churches as bunkers and their offices – is this a crime ?
    5. LTTE on an ad-hoc base, used civilians who they used as human shields to fire at SL army by providing them with guns of their wounded or dead carders. These people did not even know how to use guns and were opposing war – is that a crime ??
    6. LTTE used many children to fight and gave them cyanide capsules and did not let them study or go to schools – is that a crime ??

    Well the list is unlimited, however, what’s the use of me telling you or anyone about what an Illegal, mentally sick group of people did ?? But it would be more credible when I tell you what a legal government did. Your mission is to discredit such honorable government and armed force who lost thousands in lives and billions in dollars to bring peace to a tiny Island with a great history. How can you sleep peacefully at night thinking of the damage you are doing to innocent lives in disguise of HR ??

  99. Political Activist, 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport , Sri Lanka, for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman , on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany.

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/

  100. Janka,

    Spanking was used for its innocent meaning, without any other connotations whatsoever ! 🙂

  101. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your comments never show any meaningful values !!!

    They are full of hatred, enmity, distrust of others who hold free ideas, violence hidden in one form or another, myopic ideas, temper and all the other negative feelings.

    Do you think that you or those clouding together with you will create the values for the breakthrough in communication channels with the Tamils?

    s a misguided Sinhalese you have to churn out deceptive comments against those who write comments of values and about the true situation in Sri Lanka.

    The reason is that you are a brainwashed man.

    Why don’t you take up the empty position of your Sri Lankan Racist Regime ?

    Again the ghosts within you are dancing. See Muniyandi Pitchumuthu for Hindu pooja rituals.

    Drive away these ghosts before they take hold of your sense and sensibility.

    We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings.

    You people can not fool the Tamils and the global citizens any more. 🙂

  102. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe

    Sri Lanka president rejects war crimes probe
    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    COLOMBO — Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe into the final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels last year.

    In an interview with the Al-Jazeera television news network on Thursday, Rajapakse said he would not tolerate any outside review of a campaign that he insisted was solely aimed at “defeating terrorism”.

    “I don’t want my internal matters to be inquired by any other country or any other NGOs. Rajapakse said.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5htHo_XYjFQlVqo04bEgJMXbeXW9w

  103. Demand justice for war survivors and an independent war crimes investigation

    It’s been a tragic year for Sri Lankans inside and outside the country, and one year after the end of the conflict, tens of thousands of innocent civilians are still suffering.

    – 82,000 people – children, women, the elderly – are languishing in squalid camps
    – many of those who have ‘returned home’ came back to rubble and poverty
    – while the shelling has stopped, attacks on lawyers, journalists and aid workers haven’t
    – more than 10,000 alleged insurgents, including former child soldiers are held in camps where torture has been documented
    – and despite its claims and commissions, the ruling regime has done nothing to bring about justice for victims or promote reconciliation
    Act now!

    Sign our new urgent action petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
    http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm

    We are asking all Campaign supporters to help us push for a credible, independent and effective war crimes investigation.

    The Government of Sri Lanka is keen to pacify the international community by setting up its own ‘Commission into Lessons Learnt’. Let’s remind Mr Ban that no Sri Lankan inquiry has ever yielded results and that gross human rights abuses still occur every day.

    Once you’ve signed, please forward the link to others by email or share through your Facebook page.

    There can be no lasting peace without justice.

  104. a.savage

    A Shocking News-Diaspora Tamil woman arrested in Sri Lanka

    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/05/28/g

  105. Dear Super-Intelligent Scholars of Eelam,

    Why wait for others to falsify history? You can start the process straightaway.

    Some of the more deranged Tamil racists are even claiming an entire continent for Tamil Eelam – a sort of Eelam-on-Atlantis.

    “THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature.” http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    Truly, this stuff is more than insane, it’s seriously out of this world. If you thought that the Sinhala racists were mad, Eelamists can certainly beat them in the race to the bottom.  But, if that floats your Eelamish boat.

    Here are some fake genocides for you to be getting on with whilst waiting for Eelam to be established, preferably on the Antarctic.

    Silent Genocide
    Structural Genocide
    Monsoon Genocide
    Cholesterol Genocide
    Land Genocide
    Airport Genocide
    Copycat Genocide
    Plagiarism Genocide
    Military Genocide

  106. I think, there is a God !!!

    ______________________

    4 SLA soldiers killed by lightning during preparation for ‘War Victory Day’ in Colombo

    Sri Lanka government failed to reveal the deaths of four Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and others injured by lightning at Galle Face Green in Colombo while decorating the area for the War Victory Day celebrations, on 17, 18 April, two days prior to the event, sources in Colombo said. Though the government had concealed this incident from the public so as not to spoil the sprit of the first annual victory celebrations over Liberation Tigers, news of it had leaked through the employees of government and private offices and other establishments in Galle Face, the sources added. Tamil National Alliance and the other opposition parties had requested the government to cancell the celebration while the people was suffering but the government did celebrate the event.

    Meanwhile, it is alleged that the government has not revealed the true number of soldiers killed in the war even after an year has passed, the sources added.

    The torrents of rain had begun on 14 April and had persisted on the next three days with thunder and lightning.

    Soldiers from the three armed forces of the government were engaged in elaborate decorative arrangements for the War Victory Day.

    The actual number of soldiers injured in the lightning remains unknown.

  107. a.savage

    I was surprised about this news
    ———————————————–
    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    Sri Lanka once again they are breaking every international norm.

    Vindictive and petty and breaking international law.
    ———————————————————————
    We should help out a bit the AI
    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/now-is-the-time-f

  108. Demand justice for war survivors and an independent war crimes investigation

    It’s been a tragic year for Sri Lankans inside and outside the country, and one year after the end of the conflict, tens of thousands of innocent civilians are still suffering.

    – 82,000 people – children, women, the elderly – are languishing in squalid camps
    – many of those who have ‘returned home’ came back to rubble and poverty
    – while the shelling has stopped, attacks on lawyers, journalists and aid workers haven’t
    – more than 10,000 alleged insurgents, including former child soldiers are held in camps where torture has been documented
    – and despite its claims and commissions, the ruling regime has done nothing to bring about justice for victims or promote reconciliation
    Act now!

    Sign our new urgent action petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
    http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm

    We are asking all Campaign supporters to help us push for a credible, independent and effective war crimes investigation.

    The Government of Sri Lanka is keen to pacify the international community by setting up its own ‘Commission into Lessons Learnt’. Let’s remind Mr Ban that no Sri Lankan inquiry has ever yielded results and that gross human rights abuses still occur every day.

    Once you’ve signed, please forward the link to others by email or share through your Facebook page.

    There can be no lasting peace without justice.

  109. Demand justice for war survivors and an independent war crimes investigation

    It’s been a tragic year for Sri Lankans inside and outside the country, and one year after the end of the conflict, tens of thousands of innocent civilians are still suffering.

    – 82,000 people – children, women, the elderly – are languishing in squalid camps
    – many of those who have ‘returned home’ came back to rubble and poverty
    – while the shelling has stopped, attacks on lawyers, journalists and aid workers haven’t
    – more than 10,000 alleged insurgents, including former child soldiers are held in camps where torture has been documented
    – and despite its claims and commissions, the ruling regime has done nothing to bring about justice for victims or promote reconciliation
    Act now!

    Sign our new urgent action petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
    http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm

    We are asking all Campaign supporters to help us push for a credible, independent and effective war crimes investigation.

    The Government of Sri Lanka is keen to pacify the international community by setting up its own ‘Commission into Lessons Learnt’. Let’s remind Mr Ban that no Sri Lankan inquiry has ever yielded results and that gross human rights abuses still occur every day.

    Once you’ve signed, please forward the link to others by email or share through your Facebook page.

    There can be no lasting peace without justice.

  110. Dear Supreme Moral Arbiters at Amnesty International,

    I hope you like this counter-blast to by Prof. Peiris, (SF Foreign Minister) to your patronising, hectoring and absurd demands to the SL govt and people. http://tinyurl.com/3xddztc

    A few relevant snippets:

    “saying these groups don’t constitute the “international community,” and hence don’t have the moral authority “to tell us what to do.”

    Peiris said, “Everybody talks of the international community–what is the international community? There are 196 countries in the United Nations. Now these matters have been taken up in appropriate fora in the United Nations. The Human Rights Council debated this matter for three long days. There were representatives from all six continents and 29 people thought there was no need to take any action, 11 countries thought otherwise, with six abstentions. A couple of NGOs do not constitute the international community,” he argued.

    When the sustained questions continued and an Amnesty International representative called for an independent, international body, alleging that the credibility of various government appointed human rights and investigative commissions were suspect, Peiris shot back, “Don’t forget that only one year has elapsed since the end of the war.”

    “Look at the experience of other countries in similar situations. How long have they taken? I won’t mention countries (but) some of them have taken 30 years. So, why are you applying double standards? Why isn’t Amnesty International in a mood to apply these same standards universally? Why single out Sri Lanka. Is it because Sri Lanka is a poor country, Sri Lanka can be pushed around–kicked around like a football? Certainly not! We won’t allow that by Amnesty International or anybody else.”

    Peiris said, “If you believe in a set of values, at the very least, apply those values across the board. Do not be selective. Do not be discriminatory,” and continuing to pillory Amnesty International and the other human rights groups, asked, “Are those values applied with any iota of consistency. What about the performance of other countries in comparable situations? I think we have done a great deal within a very short period.”

    Now repeat after me:
    “Amnesty International is NOT the international community”
    “The international community is NOT just the Western powers”

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.

  111. Sri Lanka: New Panel Doesn’t Satisfy US Concerns http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/27/sri-lanka-n

    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.

  112. Eelam delenda est

    I hope you enjoyed that spanking as much as I did.
    Do you have some kind of feelings for AI ? Because it sounds a bit kinky 🙂

  113. The price of impunity

    When the UN Human Rights Council convened a special session on Sri Lanka last May, many were hoping for meaningful discussion about possible war crimes committed during the final phase of the country’s civil war.

    Thousands of civilians, who had been trapped between the Sri Lankan military and increasingly desperate Tamil rebels, were dead. Reports allege they were shelled by the military whilst sheltering in so-called “No Fire Zones” where they had been promised safety.

    Hospitals and food distribution points had also been hit, and as the council convened in Geneva, tens of thousands of survivors huddled in sprawling internment camps in the north of the island, unable to leave and rebuild their shattered lives.

    You would not know this, however, from the resolution the council passed. Drafted by the Sri Lankan delegation, it “commended” the government of Sri Lanka for its treatment of civilian victims of the war.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/05/2010526123230844176.html

  114. War Crimes

    When you can, please sigh AI petition

    Call on UN to investigate Sri Lanka rights violations.

    Amnesty International need at least 50,000 signatuares, but so far only 5446 signatures obtained.

    Please forward this link to all your contacts and encourage them to sign.
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/call

    Thanks

  115. Justice gap

    Amnesty’s annual global human rights assessment,released on Thursday, says the Sri Lankan case offers a perfect example of a growing threat to the application of international law – the so-called “justice gap” between the powerful and the weak.

    “We see governments holding themselves above the law,” says Brown. “A lot of countries are working in regional blocs to shield themselves from criticism.”

    The problem is not restricted to a single country or region. Brown says that powerful countries are undermining justice efforts all over the world by refusing to submit themselves to the laws that protect civilians in conflict.

    She cites US support for Israel as another manifestation of the same problem, predicting that if the situation arises, Washington will use its UN security council veto to prevent any meaningful action against Israel for possible crimes committed in Gaza.

    “China, Russia and US, as permanent members of the security council, are holding themselves above the law,” she says. “It’s so fundamentally unfair for victims that will be denied justice.”

    “It was a low point in the short history of the Human Rights Council,” says Widney Brown, the director of the international law programme at Amnesty International, describing how Asian countries allowed the resolution to pass unopposed.

    Double standards

    Meanwhile less powerful countries, particularly in Africa, feel aggrieved when they find that they are being held accountable for human rights abuseswhile more powerful countries act with impunity.

    “Repression and injustice are flourishing in the global justice gap”

    Claudio Cordone, acting Secretary General, Amnesty International

    It is, Brown says, an understandable resentment at a double standard that undermines efforts to make international justice the norm rather than the exception.

    “The hypocrisy and double standards undermine calls for justice that are legitimate.”

    She wants to see the levels of scrutiny applied to Africa extended to all countries.

    “It’s not a bad thing that victims in Africa have a chance of justice. We want to extend that accountability.”

    For many, such accountability will come too late. The Amnesty report paints a disturbing picture of human rights violations that have gone unpunished because powerful nations are unwilling to submit to international human rights standards. Rather than setting an example, campaigners say they are creating a culture of impunity.

    From the failure to implement the recommendations of the Goldstone report into possible war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict, to the refusal of some of the world’s most powerful countries to sign up to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the report catalogues example after example of rights abuses for which there has been no justice.

    “Repression and injustice are flourishing in the global justice gap, condemning millions of people to abuse, oppression and poverty,” says Claudio Cordone, Amnesty’s interim secretary general.

  116. a.savage

    A Shocking News-Diaspora Tamil woman arrested in Sri Lanka

    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/05/28/g

  117. a.savage

    A Shocking News-Diaspora Tamil woman arrested in Sri Lanka

    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/05/28/g

  118. Tamils for Obama to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris

    "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."

    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.

    "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.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100525/bs_prweb/p

  119. 'Not looking for the guilty' – Kohona

    The commission set up by the government is sufficient to investigate the allegations of humanitarian standards and human rights violations say the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Palitha Kohona.
    Speaking to BBC Tamil Service he said that since Sri Lanka had established a commission of enquiry under the parliamentary act and it has full powers to investigate, there is no need for another international body to do the same.

    United Nations and many prominent human rights organisations are calling for an independent international investigation in to war crimes committed during the last stages of the war by both the government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    International body will confuse

    “It will be a confusing thing to have another international body to investigate these claims” said Dr Kohona

    Pointing out that there is no precedent any where in the world where enquiries had been established by anybody on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations Dr Kohona said “even the ICG report refers to this that and another thing but there is no just substantiation with accurate evidence”.

  120. No evidence- Kohona

    Video footage of alleged abuses were collected

    When pointed out that the ICG [International Crisis Group] report quoted sworn affidavits, photographs and video footage of abuses, the ambassador said the evidence was not sufficient to launch any investigation.

    In a recent report, International Crisis Group claimed that, from eyewitness evidence, it believes at least 30,000 civilians were killed or unaccounted for and countless others wounded and deprived of food and medicine during the last stage of the war in Sri Lanka. The report also say that there is evidence that government forces intentionally shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations.

    The report of the ICG was followed by another comprehensive report by the Human Rights Watch [HRW]. HRW report also detailed war crimes allegations. The report was illustrated with witness statements and detailed photographs of alleged crimes taking place.

    “You should not establish a panel or enquiry on the basis of irresponsible allegations made by organisations” added the ambassador.

    Earlier this year, UN secretary General said that his Chief of staff Vijay Nambiar and Dr. Palitha Kohona were having discussions about the UN appointing an advisory panel of experts on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. The Secretary General confirmed to the media this week that he is in the process of setting up the advisory panel.

    According to Ambassador Kohona Sri Lanka’s approach is not to find guilty parties and punish them but to deal with them in old Sri Lankan way.

    We don’t go around looking for guilty party and string them up, that attitude comes from a different culture

    Dr. Kohona

    “We don’t go around looking for guilty party and string them up, that attitude comes from a different culture” Dr Kohona Said.

  121. Dr Kohona who claims the commission as a comprehensive process also said that this commission is similar to South African Truth and Reconciliation commission but not be the same.

    “This is our own approach, this is our domestic process and we take responsibility for it” he said

    Ambassador Kohona argues that the recommendations by the commission will direct the authorities on how to deal with individuals and groups who may have been responsible for certain acts.

    He also reminded that one party to the conflict no longer exist thus this is an exercise not finding guilty party to punish.

    “We have established a commission and we are fully confident. So we can deal with our own issues in our own way” he said.

    Former UN High Commissioner Louise Arbour, current President of the International Crisis Group [ICG] told the BBC Sinhala Service that the Commission appointed by the government is unresponsive to the allegations of violations raised by the human rights organisations.

  122. Journalist, Fauziah Ibrahim:
    You inherited this long drawn out war. You ended this war. Do you think, in your mind, was it inevitable to lose that many civilian lives, especially towards the end of the war?

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa:
    I deny it, because we never killed any civilians.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/05/trust_is_the_

  123. a.savage

    I was surprised about this news
    ———————————————–
    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    Sri Lanka once again they are breaking every international norm.

    Vindictive and petty and breaking international law.
    ———————————————————————
    We should help out a bit the AI
    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/now-is-the-time-f

  124. a.savage

    I was surprised about this news
    ———————————————–
    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    Sri Lanka once again they are breaking every international norm.

    Vindictive and petty and breaking international law.
    ———————————————————————
    We should help out a bit the AI
    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/now-is-the-time-f

  125. Sri Lanka: New Panel Doesn’t Satisfy US Concerns http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/27/sri-lanka-n

    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.

  126. Sri Lanka: New Panel Doesn’t Satisfy US Concerns http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/27/sri-lanka-n

    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.

  127. War Crimes

    When you can, please sigh AI petition

    Call on UN to investigate Sri Lanka rights violations.

    Amnesty International need at least 50,000 signatuares, but so far only 5446 signatures obtained.

    Please forward this link to all your contacts and encourage them to sign.
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/call

    Thanks

  128. War Crimes

    When you can, please sigh AI petition

    Call on UN to investigate Sri Lanka rights violations.

    Amnesty International need at least 50,000 signatuares, but so far only 5446 signatures obtained.

    Please forward this link to all your contacts and encourage them to sign.
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/call

    Thanks

  129. Tamils for Obama to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris

    "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."

    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.

    "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.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100525/bs_prweb/p

  130. Tamils for Obama to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris

    "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."

    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.

    "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.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100525/bs_prweb/p

  131. Janka,

    Spanking was used for its innocent meaning, without any other connotations whatsoever ! 🙂

  132. Journalist, Fauziah Ibrahim:
    You inherited this long drawn out war. You ended this war. Do you think, in your mind, was it inevitable to lose that many civilian lives, especially towards the end of the war?

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa:
    I deny it, because we never killed any civilians.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/05/trust_is_the_

  133. Journalist, Fauziah Ibrahim:
    You inherited this long drawn out war. You ended this war. Do you think, in your mind, was it inevitable to lose that many civilian lives, especially towards the end of the war?

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa:
    I deny it, because we never killed any civilians.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/05/trust_is_the_

  134. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your comments never show any meaningful values !!!

    They are full of hatred, enmity, distrust of others who hold free ideas, violence hidden in one form or another, myopic ideas, temper and all the other negative feelings.

    Do you think that you or those clouding together with you will create the values for the breakthrough in communication channels with the Tamils?

    s a misguided Sinhalese you have to churn out deceptive comments against those who write comments of values and about the true situation in Sri Lanka.

    The reason is that you are a brainwashed man.

    Why don’t you take up the empty position of your Sri Lankan Racist Regime ?

    Again the ghosts within you are dancing. See Muniyandi Pitchumuthu for Hindu pooja rituals.

    Drive away these ghosts before they take hold of your sense and sensibility.

    We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings.

    You people can not fool the Tamils and the global citizens any more. 🙂

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. Demand justice for war survivors and an independent war crimes investigation

    It’s been a tragic year for Sri Lankans inside and outside the country, and one year after the end of the conflict, tens of thousands of innocent civilians are still suffering.

    – 82,000 people – children, women, the elderly – are languishing in squalid camps
    – many of those who have ‘returned home’ came back to rubble and poverty
    – while the shelling has stopped, attacks on lawyers, journalists and aid workers haven’t
    – more than 10,000 alleged insurgents, including former child soldiers are held in camps where torture has been documented
    – and despite its claims and commissions, the ruling regime has done nothing to bring about justice for victims or promote reconciliation
    Act now!

    Sign our new urgent action petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

    http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm

    We are asking all Campaign supporters to help us push for a credible, independent and effective war crimes investigation.

    The Government of Sri Lanka is keen to pacify the international community by setting up its own ‘Commission into Lessons Learnt’. Let’s remind Mr Ban that no Sri Lankan inquiry has ever yielded results and that gross human rights abuses still occur every day.

    Once you’ve signed, please forward the link to others by email or share through your Facebook page.

    There can be no lasting peace without justice.

  139. a.savage

    A Shocking News-Diaspora Tamil woman arrested in Sri Lanka

    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    GoSL arrested a Tamil Woman on her arrival in Colombo at Katunayake Airport in Colombo. She is accused of taking part in demonstrations against the Sri Lankan Government in Germany

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/05/28/germany-based-50-year-old-tamil-woman-arrested-at-katunayake-airport-for-taking-part-in-demonstrations-in-germany/

  140. ‘Not looking for the guilty’ – Kohona

    The commission set up by the government is sufficient to investigate the allegations of humanitarian standards and human rights violations say the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Palitha Kohona.
    Speaking to BBC Tamil Service he said that since Sri Lanka had established a commission of enquiry under the parliamentary act and it has full powers to investigate, there is no need for another international body to do the same.

    United Nations and many prominent human rights organisations are calling for an independent international investigation in to war crimes committed during the last stages of the war by both the government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    International body will confuse

    “It will be a confusing thing to have another international body to investigate these claims” said Dr Kohona

    Pointing out that there is no precedent any where in the world where enquiries had been established by anybody on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations Dr Kohona said “even the ICG report refers to this that and another thing but there is no just substantiation with accurate evidence”.

  141. No evidence- Kohona

    Video footage of alleged abuses were collected

    When pointed out that the ICG [International Crisis Group] report quoted sworn affidavits, photographs and video footage of abuses, the ambassador said the evidence was not sufficient to launch any investigation.

    In a recent report, International Crisis Group claimed that, from eyewitness evidence, it believes at least 30,000 civilians were killed or unaccounted for and countless others wounded and deprived of food and medicine during the last stage of the war in Sri Lanka. The report also say that there is evidence that government forces intentionally shelled civilians, hospitals and humanitarian operations.

    The report of the ICG was followed by another comprehensive report by the Human Rights Watch [HRW]. HRW report also detailed war crimes allegations. The report was illustrated with witness statements and detailed photographs of alleged crimes taking place.

    “You should not establish a panel or enquiry on the basis of irresponsible allegations made by organisations” added the ambassador.

    Earlier this year, UN secretary General said that his Chief of staff Vijay Nambiar and Dr. Palitha Kohona were having discussions about the UN appointing an advisory panel of experts on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. The Secretary General confirmed to the media this week that he is in the process of setting up the advisory panel.

    According to Ambassador Kohona Sri Lanka’s approach is not to find guilty parties and punish them but to deal with them in old Sri Lankan way.

    We don’t go around looking for guilty party and string them up, that attitude comes from a different culture

    Dr. Kohona

    “We don’t go around looking for guilty party and string them up, that attitude comes from a different culture” Dr Kohona Said.

  142. Dr Kohona who claims the commission as a comprehensive process also said that this commission is similar to South African Truth and Reconciliation commission but not be the same.

    “This is our own approach, this is our domestic process and we take responsibility for it” he said

    Ambassador Kohona argues that the recommendations by the commission will direct the authorities on how to deal with individuals and groups who may have been responsible for certain acts.

    He also reminded that one party to the conflict no longer exist thus this is an exercise not finding guilty party to punish.

    “We have established a commission and we are fully confident. So we can deal with our own issues in our own way” he said.

    Former UN High Commissioner Louise Arbour, current President of the International Crisis Group [ICG] told the BBC Sinhala Service that the Commission appointed by the government is unresponsive to the allegations of violations raised by the human rights organisations.

  143. Tamils all over the world call upon the academics and political institutions especially in the West to open areas of studies on the suppression of Tamils from the Colonial times.

    They should find out the facts and the implications generated by the administrative amalgamation of the Tamil areas with the Sinhala areas, thus creating such catastrophe.

    The Tamil kingdoms existed at the time of Colonial conquer never returned to the same structure but artificially handed over to the majority Sinhala administration.

    The Western academia and political think-tanks should brush away the agenda of Sinhala revisionists; rather rely on the independent media outlets, like The Times, U.K, and Guardian U.K. The Telegraph, U.K. Boston Globe, France24 News, Washington Post, New York Times, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Asian Human Rights Commission, media rights groups such as RSF, CPJ, and many other rights organizations around the world.

    Though the human history is dotted with evilness hatched in the darker corners of human minds, the Tamil genocide opens a prickly awakening chapter in the modern times.

    The world powers simply stood silently, though the news coming out of the screaming souls of Mullivaikal was relayed instantly to world governments.

    The world so far has stayed mum, if not for the voices trickling out of the UN offices for an independent ‘war crimes’ inquiry.

    The Tamils through their precious sacrifice has given an opportunity to the world to remind, that no government should be given a license to kill its own citizens en-mass under any circumstances.

    What’s the point in drafting and celebrating human rights universally, when in fact Sri Lankan Government is still free, despite killing 40,000 of its citizens intentionally?

    What’s the difference in the gazing of Iraqi Kurds in their own villages and the mass murder of Tamil civilians in their own habitats?

    The Justice cannot be different to two sets of people!

  144. a.savage

    I was surprised about this news
    ———————————————–
    Germany-based 50 year old Tamil woman arrested at Katunayake airport for taking part in ‘Anti War’ Demonstrations in Germany.

    Sri Lanka once again they are breaking every international norm.

    Vindictive and petty and breaking international law.
    ———————————————————————
    We should help out a bit the AI

    http://blog.amnestyusa.org/asia/now-is-the-time-for-sri-lankas-parliament-to-drop-emergency-laws/

  145. Dear Tamil Kovil,

    The western academics have other matters to worry about (like losing their jobs) to waste time looking at the dregs of failed racist, terrorist movement. Again and again, you presume that all Tamils are in accordance with your long and ultimately fruitless attempt to carve out a separate state in SL.

    The fact that you're still moaning on about 'Tamil Homelands' from pre-colonial eras only proves my point about the level of delusion typically exhibited by your group.

    Here's a continent claimed for a Tamil Homeland:
    “THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature.” http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    The 40,000 civilian death toll is a completely bogus figure. Each time you mention it, it goes up by another 10,000.

    If you and your fellow travellers had shown as much determination and will to fight with Fat Boy (remember his manpower shortage?), as you do in creating on-line campaigns, you might've achieved your Eelam. But you didn't. And now you whine for your 'human rights'.

    And even worse, you do nothing for the war-victims in SL, whatever their ethnicity. Now that's worth an academic study.

    p.s. the only group which deliberately targeted civilians (and hence designated as terrorists) and engaged in mass murder of civilians including Tamil civilians is the LTTE. A proud achievement indeed.

  146. Tamils for Obama to Clinton: Three Things to Discuss with Minister Peiris

    “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.”

    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.

    “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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100525/bs_prweb/prweb4040494_1

  147. Dear Tamil Kovil,

    The western academics have other matters to worry about (like losing their jobs) to waste time looking at the dregs of failed racist, terrorist movement. Again and again, you presume that all Tamils are in accordance with your long and ultimately fruitless attempt to carve out a separate state in SL.

    The fact that you're still moaning on about 'Tamil Homelands' from pre-colonial eras only proves my point about the level of delusion typically exhibited by your group.

    Here's a continent claimed for a Tamil Homeland:
    “THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature.” http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    The 40,000 civilian death toll is a completely bogus figure. Each time you mention it, it goes up by another 10,000.

    If you and your fellow travellers had shown as much determination and will to fight with Fat Boy (remember his manpower shortage?), as you do in creating on-line campaigns, you might've achieved your Eelam. But you didn't. And now you whine for your 'human rights'.

    And even worse, you do nothing for the war-victims in SL, whatever their ethnicity. Now that's worth an academic study.

    p.s. the only group which deliberately targeted civilians (and hence designated as terrorists) and engaged in mass murder of civilians including Tamil civilians is the LTTE. A proud achievement indeed.

  148. Dear Tamil Kovil,

    The western academics have other matters to worry about (like losing their jobs) to waste time looking at the dregs of failed racist, terrorist movement. Again and again, you presume that all Tamils are in accordance with your long and ultimately fruitless attempt to carve out a separate state in SL.

    The fact that you're still moaning on about 'Tamil Homelands' from pre-colonial eras only proves my point about the level of delusion typically exhibited by your group.

    Here's a continent claimed for a Tamil Homeland:
    “THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature.” http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    The 40,000 civilian death toll is a completely bogus figure. Each time you mention it, it goes up by another 10,000.

    If you and your fellow travellers had shown as much determination and will to fight with Fat Boy (remember his manpower shortage?), as you do in creating on-line campaigns, you might've achieved your Eelam. But you didn't. And now you whine for your 'human rights'.

    And even worse, you do nothing for the war-victims in SL, whatever their ethnicity. Now that's worth an academic study.

    p.s. the only group which deliberately targeted civilians (and hence designated as terrorists) and engaged in mass murder of civilians including Tamil civilians is the LTTE. A proud achievement indeed.

  149. 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.

  150. Tamils all over the world call upon the academics and political institutions especially in the West to open areas of studies on the suppression of Tamils from the Colonial times.

    They should find out the facts and the implications generated by the administrative amalgamation of the Tamil areas with the Sinhala areas, thus creating such catastrophe.

    The Tamil kingdoms existed at the time of Colonial conquer never returned to the same structure but artificially handed over to the majority Sinhala administration.

    The Western academia and political think-tanks should brush away the agenda of Sinhala revisionists; rather rely on the independent media outlets, like The Times, U.K, and Guardian U.K. The Telegraph, U.K. Boston Globe, France24 News, Washington Post, New York Times, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Asian Human Rights Commission, media rights groups such as RSF, CPJ, and many other rights organizations around the world.

    Though the human history is dotted with evilness hatched in the darker corners of human minds, the Tamil genocide opens a prickly awakening chapter in the modern times.

    The world powers simply stood silently, though the news coming out of the screaming souls of Mullivaikal was relayed instantly to world governments.

    The world so far has stayed mum, if not for the voices trickling out of the UN offices for an independent ‘war crimes’ inquiry.

    The Tamils through their precious sacrifice has given an opportunity to the world to remind, that no government should be given a license to kill its own citizens en-mass under any circumstances.

    What’s the point in drafting and celebrating human rights universally, when in fact Sri Lankan Government is still free, despite killing 40,000 of its citizens intentionally?

    What’s the difference in the gazing of Iraqi Kurds in their own villages and the mass murder of Tamil civilians in their own habitats?

    The Justice cannot be different to two sets of people!

  151. Dear Tamil Kovil,

    The western academics have other matters to worry about (like losing their jobs) to waste time looking at the dregs of failed racist, terrorist movement. Again and again, you presume that all Tamils are in accordance with your long and ultimately fruitless attempt to carve out a separate state in SL.

    The fact that you’re still moaning on about ‘Tamil Homelands’ from pre-colonial eras only proves my point about the level of delusion typically exhibited by your group.

    Here’s a continent claimed for a Tamil Homeland:
    “THE LOST CONTINENT OF TAMILS (Kumari Kandam Kumarikkaṇṭam) is the name of an alleged sunken landmass referred to in medieval Tamil literature.” http://tinyurl.com/348p4pj

    The 40,000 civilian death toll is a completely bogus figure. Each time you mention it, it goes up by another 10,000.

    If you and your fellow travellers had shown as much determination and will to fight with Fat Boy (remember his manpower shortage?), as you do in creating on-line campaigns, you might’ve achieved your Eelam. But you didn’t. And now you whine for your ‘human rights’.

    And even worse, you do nothing for the war-victims in SL, whatever their ethnicity. Now that’s worth an academic study.

    p.s. the only group which deliberately targeted civilians (and hence designated as terrorists) and engaged in mass murder of civilians including Tamil civilians is the LTTE. A proud achievement indeed.

  152. Before surrendering Tamil Tiger leaders were shot to death last year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar says he was assured they would be treated like normal prisoners of war by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Palitha Kohona, currently Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN. On May 28, Mr. Kohona told Inner City Press that he never provided such assurance. Since this differs from what Vijay Nambiar told Al Jazeera — see Al Jazeera transcript below — Inner City Press inquired further. Kohona said that he spoke to Nambiar "the day after" — presumably, the day after Nambiar conveyed the two Rajapaksas' assurances to the LTTE leaders, leading to their surrender and death http://www.innercitypress.com/sri1kohona052810.ht

  153. Before surrendering Tamil Tiger leaders were shot to death last year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar says he was assured they would be treated like normal prisoners of war by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Palitha Kohona, currently Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN. On May 28, Mr. Kohona told Inner City Press that he never provided such assurance. Since this differs from what Vijay Nambiar told Al Jazeera — see Al Jazeera transcript below — Inner City Press inquired further. Kohona said that he spoke to Nambiar "the day after" — presumably, the day after Nambiar conveyed the two Rajapaksas' assurances to the LTTE leaders, leading to their surrender and death http://www.innercitypress.com/sri1kohona052810.ht

  154. Before surrendering Tamil Tiger leaders were shot to death last year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar says he was assured they would be treated like normal prisoners of war by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Palitha Kohona, currently Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN. On May 28, Mr. Kohona told Inner City Press that he never provided such assurance. Since this differs from what Vijay Nambiar told Al Jazeera — see Al Jazeera transcript below — Inner City Press inquired further. Kohona said that he spoke to Nambiar "the day after" — presumably, the day after Nambiar conveyed the two Rajapaksas' assurances to the LTTE leaders, leading to their surrender and death http://www.innercitypress.com/sri1kohona052810.ht

  155. 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

  156. 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

  157. 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

  158. Before surrendering Tamil Tiger leaders were shot to death last year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff Vijay Nambiar says he was assured they would be treated like normal prisoners of war by Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Palitha Kohona, currently Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN. On May 28, Mr. Kohona told Inner City Press that he never provided such assurance. Since this differs from what Vijay Nambiar told Al Jazeera — see Al Jazeera transcript below — Inner City Press inquired further. Kohona said that he spoke to Nambiar “the day after” — presumably, the day after Nambiar conveyed the two Rajapaksas’ assurances to the LTTE leaders, leading to their surrender and death
    http://www.innercitypress.com/sri1kohona052810.html

  159. 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

  160. Supporting Rajakpakse means that we are surrendering our rights to a murderer who ignored all moral and human values.

    This regime that killed over 150,000 of our Tamil brothers, sisters and children and put over 300,000 in the concentration camps without any basic human rights.

    The whole Tamil community is now living in a open-air prison in the North

  161. Dear Kanagaratnam,

    Thanks for the history lesson. In case you've missed it, we're now in AD 2010.

    In other news, Sinhaloids are invading Jaffna! 🙂
    http://indi.ca/2010/05/the-sinhalese-visit-jaffna

    Also, please explain the situation in Colombo where Tamil people also live. Is this also a ‘Homeland’? I’d appreciate your super-smart intelligence to be brought to bear on this vital question 🙂

    The war is over. It’s finished. Trying to re-start it is futile. There will be no Tamil-only homeland in SL, because it is home to all of its’ citizens.

    p.s. feel free to answer my questions, in your own time 🙂 This is the internet and your identity is perfectly safe.

  162. Dear Thiruvengadam

    This is what you should have written.

    "Supporting Prabhakaran’s means that we are surrendering our rights to a murderer who ignored all moral and human values.
    This regime group that killed over 40,000 of our Tamil brothers, sisters and children and put over used as hostages over 300,000 to prevent the LTTE being attacked. The LTTE kept people in the Vanni in the concentration camps without any basic human rights.
    The whole Tamil community is now in a open-air prison in the North living free of murderous attentions of the LTTE."

    Always glad to help the dim bulbs of the pro-LTTE diaspora. No charge, think of it as a public service.

  163. This island cannot hold its populace to ransom anymore. The people have suffered enough thanks to its politicians pitting one ethnic group against another for their own selfish interests.

    The majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Hindu Tamils lived together in peace and harmony until independence.

    Both of us fought British imperialism and both of us strove to maintain independence.

    The opportunist politicians who managed to wrest power from the departing colonialists sowed the seeds of discontent among the two ethnic groups to enrich their respective clans disregarding the sovereignty of Sri Lankas as a whole.

    From the Bandaranaikes to the senanayakes, from JR to his protégée Premadasa, Sinhalese drummed up Sinhala Buddhism to whip up hatred of their minority indigenous Tamils.

    They also spawned the JVP a disgruntled Sinhala youth from the working classes who were betrayed by the Sinhala hierarchy who only fuelled their youthful insurgence in propagating Sinhala nationalism and later abandoned their hopes of being included in the polity that would bring them a semblance of equality.

  164. Dear Kanagaratnam,

    Thanks for the history lesson. In case you've missed it, we're now in AD 2010.

    In other news, Sinhaloids are invading Jaffna! 🙂
    http://indi.ca/2010/05/the-sinhalese-visit-jaffna

    Also, please explain the situation in Colombo where Tamil people also live. Is this also a ‘Homeland’? I’d appreciate your super-smart intelligence to be brought to bear on this vital question 🙂

    The war is over. It’s finished. Trying to re-start it is futile. There will be no Tamil-only homeland in SL, because it is home to all of its’ citizens.

    p.s. feel free to answer my questions, in your own time 🙂 This is the internet and your identity is perfectly safe.

  165. Dear Kanagaratnam,

    Thanks for the history lesson. In case you've missed it, we're now in AD 2010.

    In other news, Sinhaloids are invading Jaffna! 🙂
    http://indi.ca/2010/05/the-sinhalese-visit-jaffna

    Also, please explain the situation in Colombo where Tamil people also live. Is this also a ‘Homeland’? I’d appreciate your super-smart intelligence to be brought to bear on this vital question 🙂

    The war is over. It’s finished. Trying to re-start it is futile. There will be no Tamil-only homeland in SL, because it is home to all of its’ citizens.

    p.s. feel free to answer my questions, in your own time 🙂 This is the internet and your identity is perfectly safe.

  166. It is time for Sinhalese public to realize the real cost of the "heroism" they created to the nation.

    The sinhala public should come out of the myth that they hold about other communities within the island.

    Since independence Sinhala political leaders lead their politics creating a fear among poor sinhala public that Tamils are our enemies and they are invaders to this country.

    It is the sinhala only nation policy that leads to Tamils to take arms to fight the oppression of Sinhala. Today Rajapakse can claim heroism but the real cost of the war to the nation is irreparable.

    Today, under the current regime, the image of our nation has fallen to the depth that cannot be easily recovered.

    1. A nation accused of war crimes by UN.
    2. Worst human right abusing country.
    3. Dangerous country for journalists.
    4. Highest Unlawful abductions and disappearance in the world.

    Within the country our anti Tamil policy caused thousands of Tamil and sinhala people being killed unlawfully during the riots and wars.

    Hundreds of people become disabled. Hundreds of people are living as refugees without a place to live.

    My dear brothers and sisters, please think twice.

    Are we victorious?

    The war may be over temporarily.

    What guarantee that there will be no wars in future?

    What the election violence level tell us?

    It is the power hungry politics that lead to wars not the threat from Tamils.

    We can build hundreds of military camps but we need peace and love.

    Every citizen should feel they are part of the nation.

    The nation needs change now.

    We should establish law and order that is equal to everyone and freedom of speech.

    We need a system that allows people to express their opinion and electing their representative free of violence.

    It is now the decision time for true Buddhists that they love peace or violence!

  167. The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!!

    61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year

    His crime, being a conscience of truth!

    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life.

    As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

  168. It is called 'White-van syndrome' in Sri Lanka. Last journalist who was abducted is from Sinhalese 'Siyarata' Mr. P. Ekaneligoda.

    It is a shock for the Sri Lankan government which enforced the stringent media blackout and expelled aid groups for the same purpose.

    All the killings, threatning and detaining journalists in a Chinese template still do not seem to work.

  169. Supporting Rajakpakse means that we are surrendering our rights to a murderer who ignored all moral and human values.

    This regime that killed over 150,000 of our Tamil brothers, sisters and children and put over 300,000 in the concentration camps without any basic human rights.

    The whole Tamil community is now living in a open-air prison in the North

  170. Dear Thiruvengadam

    This is what you should have written.

    “Supporting Prabhakaran’s means that we are surrendering our rights to a murderer who ignored all moral and human values.
    This regime group that killed over 40,000 of our Tamil brothers, sisters and children and put over used as hostages over 300,000 to prevent the LTTE being attacked. The LTTE kept people in the Vanni in the concentration camps without any basic human rights.
    The whole Tamil community is now in a open-air prison in the North living free of murderous attentions of the LTTE.”

    Always glad to help the dim bulbs of the pro-LTTE diaspora. No charge, think of it as a public service.

  171. This island cannot hold its populace to ransom anymore. The people have suffered enough thanks to its politicians pitting one ethnic group against another for their own selfish interests.

    The majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Hindu Tamils lived together in peace and harmony until independence.

    Both of us fought British imperialism and both of us strove to maintain independence.

    The opportunist politicians who managed to wrest power from the departing colonialists sowed the seeds of discontent among the two ethnic groups to enrich their respective clans disregarding the sovereignty of Sri Lankas as a whole.

    From the Bandaranaikes to the senanayakes, from JR to his protégée Premadasa, Sinhalese drummed up Sinhala Buddhism to whip up hatred of their minority indigenous Tamils.

    They also spawned the JVP a disgruntled Sinhala youth from the working classes who were betrayed by the Sinhala hierarchy who only fuelled their youthful insurgence in propagating Sinhala nationalism and later abandoned their hopes of being included in the polity that would bring them a semblance of equality.

  172. Dear Kanagaratnam,

    Thanks for the history lesson. In case you’ve missed it, we’re now in AD 2010.

    In other news, Sinhaloids are invading Jaffna! 🙂

    http://indi.ca/2010/05/the-sinhalese-visit-jaffna/

    Also, please explain the situation in Colombo where Tamil people also live. Is this also a ‘Homeland’? I’d appreciate your super-smart intelligence to be brought to bear on this vital question 🙂

    The war is over. It’s finished. Trying to re-start it is futile. There will be no Tamil-only homeland in SL, because it is home to all of its’ citizens.

    p.s. feel free to answer my questions, in your own time 🙂 This is the internet and your identity is perfectly safe.

  173. It is time for Sinhalese public to realize the real cost of the “heroism” they created to the nation.

    The sinhala public should come out of the myth that they hold about other communities within the island.

    Since independence Sinhala political leaders lead their politics creating a fear among poor sinhala public that Tamils are our enemies and they are invaders to this country.

    It is the sinhala only nation policy that leads to Tamils to take arms to fight the oppression of Sinhala. Today Rajapakse can claim heroism but the real cost of the war to the nation is irreparable.

    Today, under the current regime, the image of our nation has fallen to the depth that cannot be easily recovered.

    1. A nation accused of war crimes by UN.
    2. Worst human right abusing country.
    3. Dangerous country for journalists.
    4. Highest Unlawful abductions and disappearance in the world.

    Within the country our anti Tamil policy caused thousands of Tamil and sinhala people being killed unlawfully during the riots and wars.

    Hundreds of people become disabled. Hundreds of people are living as refugees without a place to live.

    My dear brothers and sisters, please think twice.

    Are we victorious?

    The war may be over temporarily.

    What guarantee that there will be no wars in future?

    What the election violence level tell us?

    It is the power hungry politics that lead to wars not the threat from Tamils.

    We can build hundreds of military camps but we need peace and love.

    Every citizen should feel they are part of the nation.

    The nation needs change now.

    We should establish law and order that is equal to everyone and freedom of speech.

    We need a system that allows people to express their opinion and electing their representative free of violence.

    It is now the decision time for true Buddhists that they love peace or violence!

  174. The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!!

    61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year

    His crime, being a conscience of truth!

    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life.

    As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

  175. It is called ‘White-van syndrome’ in Sri Lanka. Last journalist who was abducted is from Sinhalese ‘Siyarata’ Mr. P. Ekaneligoda.

    It is a shock for the Sri Lankan government which enforced the stringent media blackout and expelled aid groups for the same purpose.

    All the killings, threatning and detaining journalists in a Chinese template still do not seem to work.

  176. Dear Rajah and the other Apes of Eelam

    First of all let me tell you why the Honorary name 'Ape" is in front of you Eelamists – It is because I firmly believe that you have not evolved from the times of the Apes to Homo Sapience of 21st century. I in fact calling you Neanderthal's, but realized that Neanderthal's started learning stuff to improve them selves which you have failed miserably to do as yet.

    Anyways, Coming to the subject,

    Rajah Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your comments never show any meaningful values !!!

    Ane, Please tell me which comment of mine would not have any meaningful value – I am quite open for criticism and conversation. Look at my posts, I have answered every question thrown at me.

    Also, please show me a few meaningful stuff that your fellow apes post please, because I don't see any constructive thoughts, but cut and paste articles from different web sites. At least I can be happy that it's be and not some other joker who is writing here.

    They are full of hatred, enmity, distrust of others who hold free ideas, violence hidden in one form or another, myopic ideas, temper and all the other negative feelings.

    Do you think that you or those clouding together with you will create the values for the breakthrough in communication channels with the Tamils?

    I very much do communicate with a load of Tamils (Fellow Sri Lankans as I call them) and I have a few hundreds of them that I constantly keep in touch with. We have very fruitful relationships. So I have no doubt of my intentions or Values which has already been quite welcomed in all communities of SL. How about U ??

    As a misguided Sinhalese you have to churn out deceptive comments against those who write comments of values and about the true situation in Sri Lanka.

    I am a Sri Lanka. I actually don't belong to the category "Singhalees" due to a DNA based Technical reason. I live in Sri Lanka. So I actually know the situation here than most of you apes who are out side Sri Lanka. hence, I am in the best position to talk about SL than any of you. How about you ?

    The reason is that you are a brainwashed man.

    Not necessarily. I mean I obviously was not taught to hang a Cyanide capsule around my neck – now that is what I call brain washed.

    Why don’t you take up the empty position of your Sri Lankan Racist Regime ?

    I am quite happy with what I do now and I do not have any political intentions… Don't like politics much – How about U ??

    Again the ghosts within you are dancing. See Muniyandi Pitchumuthu for Hindu pooja rituals.

    I still prefer the ghosts dancing within me than a Mentalli Challenged Terrorist Dancing in front of me. I mean, I hate to see people being killed for nothing. How about you ??

    Drive away these ghosts before they take hold of your sense and sensibility.
    As long as I don't get a Terrorist in me, I don't mind. Considering you Apes who I presume do not have Ghost within you, I would love to have the ghost I have now than be a Terrorist.

    We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings.
    Quite astonishing when it comes from "Cut and Paste" brigade members. I would actually love to see some of your ideas posted here instead of cutting and pasting from another web site. At least I type my own stuff and if you don't call that original and if you cannot see what your own fellow terrorists does, I would most gladly extend my claim of LTTE Apes to you too…. I again clearly mention that term apes is used for none evolved Terrorists of LTTE.

    You people can not fool the Tamils and the global citizens any more.
    Tamils are not fools – Gee – who said that – Do U say that ?? Are you implying it ?? If Tamils were fools, they would have joined the LTTE – Majority did not join because they are wise. unfortunately, LTTE killed such intelligent people.

    Adios – going to watch F1

  177. Oh.. I was dying to comment on this post !!

    Amalanathan Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!! 61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    This government has only been in power for 6 years now. How did U manage to put a 1 in front of the 6 to make it 61 ???

    If you consider the past 61 years, you would also realize that there was an Opposition leader, a second in command of Army and Navy, a commander in Police several ministers holding high portfolio's and many Heads of companies etc. who were Tamil Sri Lankans who did not get eliminated as you claim. Hence, it proves that your claim is a baseless, false claim belonging to the sorry Apes of the mentally challenged terrorist group of LTTE.

    Now let's take the past 30 years, If we take all the Tamil Sri Lankans who dies during this period and keep 80& off as those who died of natural causes and age, out of the balance 20%, 19% would have been killed by the LTTE. i.e. those who opposed and those who were shot at when escaping LTTE during the last battle.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Can you please tell me who is responsible for the deaths of Great Tamil Sri Lankans as,
    Alfred Doraiappa
    Ponnambalam
    Lakshman K
    Neelan T
    For a full list click – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Is this GOSL discrimination against Tamils or LTTE discrimination against Tamils ???? How come even an Ape with a spine lie through their rear ends when evidence is out there clear cut ???

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year His crime, being a conscience of truth!
    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life. As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Have your Ape brains forgotten that you terrorists your selves were aiming to gun Lasantha down not too long ago ???? I in fact wonder whether it was you apes who did it to frame the government !!!!

    Not only Lasantha, many people paid the price of their lives because of the mentally challenged apes. We tend to throw known names at forums forgetting that there were thousands of innocent civilians who paid the highest price by loosing there freedom because of you apes.

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

    Whom do you call the International community ?? AI ??
    If you want to know the true feeling of the International community and their thoughts to Sri Lanka, check UN reports where majority of the countries were on SL's side. Also check the last press conference of US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's speech.

    That will show you the real intentions of the IC…

    Good luck in reading and fathoming out the out come. Hope your Ape brains would just suffice to understand it !!

  178. Oh.. I was dying to comment on this post !!

    Amalanathan Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!! 61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    This government has only been in power for 6 years now. How did U manage to put a 1 in front of the 6 to make it 61 ???

    If you consider the past 61 years, you would also realize that there was an Opposition leader, a second in command of Army and Navy, a commander in Police several ministers holding high portfolio's and many Heads of companies etc. who were Tamil Sri Lankans who did not get eliminated as you claim. Hence, it proves that your claim is a baseless, false claim belonging to the sorry Apes of the mentally challenged terrorist group of LTTE.

    Now let's take the past 30 years, If we take all the Tamil Sri Lankans who dies during this period and keep 80& off as those who died of natural causes and age, out of the balance 20%, 19% would have been killed by the LTTE. i.e. those who opposed and those who were shot at when escaping LTTE during the last battle.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Can you please tell me who is responsible for the deaths of Great Tamil Sri Lankans as,
    Alfred Doraiappa
    Ponnambalam
    Lakshman K
    Neelan T
    For a full list click – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Is this GOSL discrimination against Tamils or LTTE discrimination against Tamils ???? How come even an Ape with a spine lie through their rear ends when evidence is out there clear cut ???

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year His crime, being a conscience of truth!
    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life. As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Have your Ape brains forgotten that you terrorists your selves were aiming to gun Lasantha down not too long ago ???? I in fact wonder whether it was you apes who did it to frame the government !!!!

    Not only Lasantha, many people paid the price of their lives because of the mentally challenged apes. We tend to throw known names at forums forgetting that there were thousands of innocent civilians who paid the highest price by loosing there freedom because of you apes.

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

    Whom do you call the International community ?? AI ??
    If you want to know the true feeling of the International community and their thoughts to Sri Lanka, check UN reports where majority of the countries were on SL's side. Also check the last press conference of US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's speech.

    That will show you the real intentions of the IC…

    Good luck in reading and fathoming out the out come. Hope your Ape brains would just suffice to understand it !!

  179. Oh.. I was dying to comment on this post !!

    Amalanathan Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!! 61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    This government has only been in power for 6 years now. How did U manage to put a 1 in front of the 6 to make it 61 ???

    If you consider the past 61 years, you would also realize that there was an Opposition leader, a second in command of Army and Navy, a commander in Police several ministers holding high portfolio's and many Heads of companies etc. who were Tamil Sri Lankans who did not get eliminated as you claim. Hence, it proves that your claim is a baseless, false claim belonging to the sorry Apes of the mentally challenged terrorist group of LTTE.

    Now let's take the past 30 years, If we take all the Tamil Sri Lankans who dies during this period and keep 80& off as those who died of natural causes and age, out of the balance 20%, 19% would have been killed by the LTTE. i.e. those who opposed and those who were shot at when escaping LTTE during the last battle.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Can you please tell me who is responsible for the deaths of Great Tamil Sri Lankans as,
    Alfred Doraiappa
    Ponnambalam
    Lakshman K
    Neelan T
    For a full list click – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

    Is this GOSL discrimination against Tamils or LTTE discrimination against Tamils ???? How come even an Ape with a spine lie through their rear ends when evidence is out there clear cut ???

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year His crime, being a conscience of truth!
    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life. As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Have your Ape brains forgotten that you terrorists your selves were aiming to gun Lasantha down not too long ago ???? I in fact wonder whether it was you apes who did it to frame the government !!!!

    Not only Lasantha, many people paid the price of their lives because of the mentally challenged apes. We tend to throw known names at forums forgetting that there were thousands of innocent civilians who paid the highest price by loosing there freedom because of you apes.

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

    Whom do you call the International community ?? AI ??
    If you want to know the true feeling of the International community and their thoughts to Sri Lanka, check UN reports where majority of the countries were on SL's side. Also check the last press conference of US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's speech.

    That will show you the real intentions of the IC…

    Good luck in reading and fathoming out the out come. Hope your Ape brains would just suffice to understand it !!

  180. Dear Rajah and the other Apes of Eelam

    First of all let me tell you why the Honorary name ‘Ape” is in front of you Eelamists – It is because I firmly believe that you have not evolved from the times of the Apes to Homo Sapience of 21st century. I in fact calling you Neanderthal’s, but realized that Neanderthal’s started learning stuff to improve them selves which you have failed miserably to do as yet.

    Anyways, Coming to the subject,

    Rajah Says:
    May 28th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your comments never show any meaningful values !!!

    Ane, Please tell me which comment of mine would not have any meaningful value – I am quite open for criticism and conversation. Look at my posts, I have answered every question thrown at me.

    Also, please show me a few meaningful stuff that your fellow apes post please, because I don’t see any constructive thoughts, but cut and paste articles from different web sites. At least I can be happy that it’s be and not some other joker who is writing here.

    They are full of hatred, enmity, distrust of others who hold free ideas, violence hidden in one form or another, myopic ideas, temper and all the other negative feelings.

    Do you think that you or those clouding together with you will create the values for the breakthrough in communication channels with the Tamils?

    I very much do communicate with a load of Tamils (Fellow Sri Lankans as I call them) and I have a few hundreds of them that I constantly keep in touch with. We have very fruitful relationships. So I have no doubt of my intentions or Values which has already been quite welcomed in all communities of SL. How about U ??

    As a misguided Sinhalese you have to churn out deceptive comments against those who write comments of values and about the true situation in Sri Lanka.

    I am a Sri Lanka. I actually don’t belong to the category “Singhalees” due to a DNA based Technical reason. I live in Sri Lanka. So I actually know the situation here than most of you apes who are out side Sri Lanka. hence, I am in the best position to talk about SL than any of you. How about you ?

    The reason is that you are a brainwashed man.

    Not necessarily. I mean I obviously was not taught to hang a Cyanide capsule around my neck – now that is what I call brain washed.

    Why don’t you take up the empty position of your Sri Lankan Racist Regime ?

    I am quite happy with what I do now and I do not have any political intentions… Don’t like politics much – How about U ??

    Again the ghosts within you are dancing. See Muniyandi Pitchumuthu for Hindu pooja rituals.

    I still prefer the ghosts dancing within me than a Mentalli Challenged Terrorist Dancing in front of me. I mean, I hate to see people being killed for nothing. How about you ??

    Drive away these ghosts before they take hold of your sense and sensibility.
    As long as I don’t get a Terrorist in me, I don’t mind. Considering you Apes who I presume do not have Ghost within you, I would love to have the ghost I have now than be a Terrorist.

    We know that you do not have any original ideas to challenge our writings.
    Quite astonishing when it comes from “Cut and Paste” brigade members. I would actually love to see some of your ideas posted here instead of cutting and pasting from another web site. At least I type my own stuff and if you don’t call that original and if you cannot see what your own fellow terrorists does, I would most gladly extend my claim of LTTE Apes to you too…. I again clearly mention that term apes is used for none evolved Terrorists of LTTE.

    You people can not fool the Tamils and the global citizens any more.
    Tamils are not fools – Gee – who said that – Do U say that ?? Are you implying it ?? If Tamils were fools, they would have joined the LTTE – Majority did not join because they are wise. unfortunately, LTTE killed such intelligent people.

    Adios – going to watch F1

  181. Oh.. I was dying to comment on this post !!

    Amalanathan Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    The Sri Lankan government & military junta is committed only to a law of impunity!! 61 yrs of self-rule (since independence from Britain in 1948) has but fuelled a pseudo-Buddhist dictatorship that has eliminated its Tamil population to second-class citizens.

    This government has only been in power for 6 years now. How did U manage to put a 1 in front of the 6 to make it 61 ???

    If you consider the past 61 years, you would also realize that there was an Opposition leader, a second in command of Army and Navy, a commander in Police several ministers holding high portfolio’s and many Heads of companies etc. who were Tamil Sri Lankans who did not get eliminated as you claim. Hence, it proves that your claim is a baseless, false claim belonging to the sorry Apes of the mentally challenged terrorist group of LTTE.

    Now let’s take the past 30 years, If we take all the Tamil Sri Lankans who dies during this period and keep 80& off as those who died of natural causes and age, out of the balance 20%, 19% would have been killed by the LTTE. i.e. those who opposed and those who were shot at when escaping LTTE during the last battle.

    Dharmeratnam Sivaram
    Aiyathurai Nadesan
    Mylvaganam Nimalrajan
    make up a long list of Tamil writers killed by government death squads.

    Can you please tell me who is responsible for the deaths of Great Tamil Sri Lankans as,
    Alfred Doraiappa
    Ponnambalam
    Lakshman K
    Neelan T
    For a full list click – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_killed.htm

    Is this GOSL discrimination against Tamils or LTTE discrimination against Tamils ???? How come even an Ape with a spine lie through their rear ends when evidence is out there clear cut ???

    Why, even Lasantha Wickrematunge, a leading Sinhalese journalist was assassinated early this year His crime, being a conscience of truth!
    Lasantha Wickrematunge also gave voice to the struggles of the oppressed, knowing the risks to his own life. As others before him, he too has paid a huge price!

    Have your Ape brains forgotten that you terrorists your selves were aiming to gun Lasantha down not too long ago ???? I in fact wonder whether it was you apes who did it to frame the government !!!!

    Not only Lasantha, many people paid the price of their lives because of the mentally challenged apes. We tend to throw known names at forums forgetting that there were thousands of innocent civilians who paid the highest price by loosing there freedom because of you apes.

    Until the international community takes strong action against Sri Lanka, for long immune due to regional geo-politics, it will continue to brazenly violate human rights at will.

    Whom do you call the International community ?? AI ??
    If you want to know the true feeling of the International community and their thoughts to Sri Lanka, check UN reports where majority of the countries were on SL’s side. Also check the last press conference of US secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s speech.

    That will show you the real intentions of the IC…

    Good luck in reading and fathoming out the out come. Hope your Ape brains would just suffice to understand it !!

  182. No comment needed here — the use of "Apes" from the Sinhalese person above make all comments redundant.

    The Afroamerican peoples, likened to apes & monkeys by the white supremacists even in the case of Obama, & all other peoples of the world, will know how to read the above statements.

    It reminds me of Gillo Pontecorvo's classic anticolonial film "Quemada", where the rebelling black slave leader, Jose Dolores, is screamed at as " you black ape !" by Marlon Brando playing Sir William Walker, the British mastermind of the counterinsurgency expedition.

    Pontecorvo intended those words to show how the mask of "civilisation" slips from the face of even a "cultured" British man of the world, revealing the naked racism, the "master race's" supremacism, underneath.

    In response to this, the slave leader gives William Walker the only answer he deserves.

    He spits full in his face.

    ************

    Dear Tamil sisters & brothers,

    You have created, through your various responses, the VERY BEST BLOG SITE available here.

    No other oppressed group has fielded as able, as articulate spokespersons on as wide & rich a range of aspects of racism & colonialism as you have .

    You are continuing to enlighten & illuminate us.

    You lack only one thing here — opponents worthy of you.

    Instead of opponents or critics or doubters, you have only agents provocateurs to face.

    Please don't fall for their baiting, their provocations.

    Please don't address them at all — address us, the world's peoples, & address the future generations.

    We are all listening to every word you say.

  183. Dear Buddhist,

    Thank you, thank you !!

    You represent the best of your people !

    You understand the history of your own, & how it affects all others' !

    We can all unite with thinking , sensitive Sinhalese relatives like yourself.

    Please continue to build your bridges & pathways on behalf of all oppressed peoples, Sinhalese as well Tamils.

    The struggle is together.

    With deepest love & respect.

  184. A(ss) Savage,

    What more can I say than you have once again proven my point of calling you 'Apes' for the simple reason of "not evolved in to modern Humans" ?? You still couldn't understand the explanation and have taken as the whites calling the blacks apes – Nothing to do with the colour or race, but the under developed mentality of the Terrorist LTTE !! – Feel sorry for you "Ape" !!

    However, with the same liking to reply me calling you Apes, can you also please tell me and the others who read the post about your views on the list of Tamil Sri Lankans killed by the LTTE ??

    I bet you are doing number 2 in your pants when such questions are posted at you !!!!

    For easy reference, here is the link again – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

  185. A(ss) Savage,

    What more can I say than you have once again proven my point of calling you 'Apes' for the simple reason of "not evolved in to modern Humans" ?? You still couldn't understand the explanation and have taken as the whites calling the blacks apes – Nothing to do with the colour or race, but the under developed mentality of the Terrorist LTTE !! – Feel sorry for you "Ape" !!

    However, with the same liking to reply me calling you Apes, can you also please tell me and the others who read the post about your views on the list of Tamil Sri Lankans killed by the LTTE ??

    I bet you are doing number 2 in your pants when such questions are posted at you !!!!

    For easy reference, here is the link again – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

  186. A(ss) Savage,

    What more can I say than you have once again proven my point of calling you 'Apes' for the simple reason of "not evolved in to modern Humans" ?? You still couldn't understand the explanation and have taken as the whites calling the blacks apes – Nothing to do with the colour or race, but the under developed mentality of the Terrorist LTTE !! – Feel sorry for you "Ape" !!

    However, with the same liking to reply me calling you Apes, can you also please tell me and the others who read the post about your views on the list of Tamil Sri Lankans killed by the LTTE ??

    I bet you are doing number 2 in your pants when such questions are posted at you !!!!

    For easy reference, here is the link again – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki

  187. The post by
    Buddhist Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Really amazes me and I wonder whether it actually comes from a person living in Sri Lanka or another pathetic mentally challenged poser. I have seen other articles by the same person using the same handle which also could be considered quite sickening and proves the sick mentality of the person.

    The sinhala public should come out of the myth that they hold about other communities within the island.

    I am not quite sure how the writer got this idea or who gave him this idea ??? If we go to Tamilnadu where there is a majority of Tamils, I think they hold an upper hand over the other ethnic groups living in TN. If you heard 'I am an Alien, I'm an Englishman in New York" you would still realize that it is common where when there is a majority of people gathered in a place, some others would feel aliens. Take a 'party" a 'funeral' or any other public gathering for example. Some you would be comfortable with and others you wont. Now, if we look deeper in to this idea, we would also realise that it is us our selves who have made it uncomfortable for us by alienating our selves – This is exactly what a few of you have done to your selves. Alienating your selves, because those who have comfortably mixed around are quite happy and living in peace, you aliens have distanced you selves and formed LTTE. Again, due to lack of mental development I guess !!

    Since independence Sinhala political leaders lead their politics creating a fear among poor sinhala public that Tamils are our enemies and they are invaders to this country.

    Utter Rubbish – if so, how come there be so many Tamil Sri Lankans who are doing great among the other Sri Lankans ??? How did Lakshman K hold one of the best ministerial portfolio's that the country had to offer ??? Why did you kill him ???????? Because you feared you "So Called own" ??

    Today, under the current regime, the image of our nation has fallen to the depth that cannot be easily recovered.

    1. A nation accused of war crimes by UN.
    2. Worst human right abusing country.
    3. Dangerous country for journalists.
    4. Highest Unlawful abductions and disappearance in the world.

    1. UN has not accused SL of such crime – you are trying to, but UN is not bowing down – remember, UN is not B.K. Moon or USA or UK – it consists of 180+ countries (if I am correct) and best of all, USA has agreed with Sri Lankan policies and are continuing to help the progress of the country
    2. I don't think you have heard of countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, Siriya, Lebanon etc…. and I also feel that you do not know the meaning of HR.
    3. LOL – Dangerous for those who write in favour of Terrorists !!
    4. Can you please let us know the world stats and how SL head it please !!

    Within the country our anti Tamil policy caused thousands of Tamil and sinhala people being killed unlawfully during the riots and wars.

    Did Amirthalingam become the opposition leader because of SL's anti-Tamil policies ??
    Did Ken Balendra become CEO of John Keells group because of the Anti-Tamil Policies ??
    Did Lakshman K become foreign minister and opt to be the next PM because of Anti-Tamil policies ??

    Now let's see, Amirthalingam was killed by who ???? LK was killed by who ?? – fingers point out at you the mentally sick LTTE – so who are the real killers of Tamils ???????? Who are Anti-Tamil ????? Let the modern man decide that whilst the Apes keep thinking of how to peel a banana !!

    Hundreds of people become disabled. Hundreds of people are living as refugees without a place to live.
    Who chased them out of their houses to make bunkers ??? Who shot their limbs when they tried to escape brutal terrorism ?? Who planted land mines in their living areas ???? GOSL ???

    Who gave them temporary shelters immediately and are building houses at their own cost ?? LTTE ????
    Don't talk none sense men – if you want to argue, come with the truth and the facts that are truthful – what you post is utter rubbish not even fit to be thrown to a dust bin !!

    Are we victorious?

    The war may be over temporarily.

    We indeed are victorious over terrorists – and it is for ever, not temporally – you might love to think that it is temporary, but, the world know that it is forever !!

    What guarantee that there will be no wars in future?

    The Tamil Sri Lankan citizens of this country who are living peacefully after all these years will guarantee this – not you Apes !!

    What the election violence level tell us?

    Which election are we talking of ???? there was no violence in the previous 2 elections and everyone knows it – I am not a fan of some of the people in the government my self, but, I have no issues with the elections – No one in SL had issues and the Main opposition guarantees it too – so who the Ape are you to say else wise ??

    You are a rubbish writer. You also tend to forget that there are Tamil Sri Lankan brotheren who are Buddhists and also Tamils world over (as in Malaysia, Thailand, India etc) who are Buddhists. We all still remember with great respect the Great venerable Sivali Thero of Wellawatte – a true Tamil Monk and there are many other Tamil Buddhist monks. With your posts, you are disgracing all of them !! Don't think that you are doing any of them a favour – But then again, I am telling this to an Ape and what can I expect ???? 🙁 🙁 🙁

  188. No comment needed here — the use of “Apes” from the Sinhalese person above make all comments redundant.

    The Afroamerican peoples, likened to apes & monkeys by the white supremacists even in the case of Obama, & all other peoples of the world, will know how to read the above statements.

    It reminds me of Gillo Pontecorvo’s classic anticolonial film “Quemada”, where the rebelling black slave leader, Jose Dolores, is screamed at as ” you black ape !” by Marlon Brando playing Sir William Walker, the British mastermind of the counterinsurgency expedition.

    Pontecorvo intended those words to show how the mask of “civilisation” slips from the face of even a “cultured” British man of the world, revealing the naked racism, the “master race’s” supremacism, underneath.

    In response to this, the slave leader gives William Walker the only answer he deserves.

    He spits full in his face.

    ************

    Dear Tamil sisters & brothers,

    You have created, through your various responses, the VERY BEST BLOG SITE available here.

    No other oppressed group has fielded as able, as articulate spokespersons on as wide & rich a range of aspects of racism & colonialism as you have .

    You are continuing to enlighten & illuminate us.

    You lack only one thing here — opponents worthy of you.

    Instead of opponents or critics or doubters, you have only agents provocateurs to face.

    Please don’t fall for their baiting, their provocations.

    Please don’t address them at all — address us, the world’s peoples, & address the future generations.

    We are all listening to every word you say.

  189. Dear Buddhist,

    Thank you, thank you !!

    You represent the best of your people !

    You understand the history of your own, & how it affects all others’ !

    We can all unite with thinking , sensitive Sinhalese relatives like yourself.

    Please continue to build your bridges & pathways on behalf of all oppressed peoples, Sinhalese as well Tamils.

    The struggle is together.

    With deepest love & respect.

  190. A(ss) Savage,

    What more can I say than you have once again proven my point of calling you ‘Apes’ for the simple reason of “not evolved in to modern Humans” ?? You still couldn’t understand the explanation and have taken as the whites calling the blacks apes – Nothing to do with the colour or race, but the under developed mentality of the Terrorist LTTE !! – Feel sorry for you “Ape” !!

    However, with the same liking to reply me calling you Apes, can you also please tell me and the others who read the post about your views on the list of Tamil Sri Lankans killed by the LTTE ??

    I bet you are doing number 2 in your pants when such questions are posted at you !!!!

    For easy reference, here is the link again – http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_killed.htm

  191. The post by
    Buddhist Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Really amazes me and I wonder whether it actually comes from a person living in Sri Lanka or another pathetic mentally challenged poser. I have seen other articles by the same person using the same handle which also could be considered quite sickening and proves the sick mentality of the person.

    The sinhala public should come out of the myth that they hold about other communities within the island.

    I am not quite sure how the writer got this idea or who gave him this idea ??? If we go to Tamilnadu where there is a majority of Tamils, I think they hold an upper hand over the other ethnic groups living in TN. If you heard ‘I am an Alien, I’m an Englishman in New York” you would still realize that it is common where when there is a majority of people gathered in a place, some others would feel aliens. Take a ‘party” a ‘funeral’ or any other public gathering for example. Some you would be comfortable with and others you wont. Now, if we look deeper in to this idea, we would also realise that it is us our selves who have made it uncomfortable for us by alienating our selves – This is exactly what a few of you have done to your selves. Alienating your selves, because those who have comfortably mixed around are quite happy and living in peace, you aliens have distanced you selves and formed LTTE. Again, due to lack of mental development I guess !!

    Since independence Sinhala political leaders lead their politics creating a fear among poor sinhala public that Tamils are our enemies and they are invaders to this country.

    Utter Rubbish – if so, how come there be so many Tamil Sri Lankans who are doing great among the other Sri Lankans ??? How did Lakshman K hold one of the best ministerial portfolio’s that the country had to offer ??? Why did you kill him ???????? Because you feared you “So Called own” ??

    Today, under the current regime, the image of our nation has fallen to the depth that cannot be easily recovered.

    1. A nation accused of war crimes by UN.
    2. Worst human right abusing country.
    3. Dangerous country for journalists.
    4. Highest Unlawful abductions and disappearance in the world.

    1. UN has not accused SL of such crime – you are trying to, but UN is not bowing down – remember, UN is not B.K. Moon or USA or UK – it consists of 180+ countries (if I am correct) and best of all, USA has agreed with Sri Lankan policies and are continuing to help the progress of the country
    2. I don’t think you have heard of countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, Siriya, Lebanon etc…. and I also feel that you do not know the meaning of HR.
    3. LOL – Dangerous for those who write in favour of Terrorists !!
    4. Can you please let us know the world stats and how SL head it please !!

    Within the country our anti Tamil policy caused thousands of Tamil and sinhala people being killed unlawfully during the riots and wars.

    Did Amirthalingam become the opposition leader because of SL’s anti-Tamil policies ??
    Did Ken Balendra become CEO of John Keells group because of the Anti-Tamil Policies ??
    Did Lakshman K become foreign minister and opt to be the next PM because of Anti-Tamil policies ??

    Now let’s see, Amirthalingam was killed by who ???? LK was killed by who ?? – fingers point out at you the mentally sick LTTE – so who are the real killers of Tamils ???????? Who are Anti-Tamil ????? Let the modern man decide that whilst the Apes keep thinking of how to peel a banana !!

    Hundreds of people become disabled. Hundreds of people are living as refugees without a place to live.
    Who chased them out of their houses to make bunkers ??? Who shot their limbs when they tried to escape brutal terrorism ?? Who planted land mines in their living areas ???? GOSL ???

    Who gave them temporary shelters immediately and are building houses at their own cost ?? LTTE ????
    Don’t talk none sense men – if you want to argue, come with the truth and the facts that are truthful – what you post is utter rubbish not even fit to be thrown to a dust bin !!

    Are we victorious?

    The war may be over temporarily.

    We indeed are victorious over terrorists – and it is for ever, not temporally – you might love to think that it is temporary, but, the world know that it is forever !!

    What guarantee that there will be no wars in future?

    The Tamil Sri Lankan citizens of this country who are living peacefully after all these years will guarantee this – not you Apes !!

    What the election violence level tell us?

    Which election are we talking of ???? there was no violence in the previous 2 elections and everyone knows it – I am not a fan of some of the people in the government my self, but, I have no issues with the elections – No one in SL had issues and the Main opposition guarantees it too – so who the Ape are you to say else wise ??

    You are a rubbish writer. You also tend to forget that there are Tamil Sri Lankan brotheren who are Buddhists and also Tamils world over (as in Malaysia, Thailand, India etc) who are Buddhists. We all still remember with great respect the Great venerable Sivali Thero of Wellawatte – a true Tamil Monk and there are many other Tamil Buddhist monks. With your posts, you are disgracing all of them !! Don’t think that you are doing any of them a favour – But then again, I am telling this to an Ape and what can I expect ???? 🙁 🙁 🙁

  192. Dear Ape Mylnayagam,

    In what right mid do you call your self Pro-Tamil Bloggers ????? You are un-evolved Terrorists with racist mindsets. You call your selves HR activists ?? Then what on earth were you doing during the times LTTE went on killing sprees ?
    Where were you when these happened ???
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Does that not fall under your Human Rights Activities ????????????????

    Your free ideas ?????????? Please – Your ideas are the same as the mentally challenged none evolved Piribaharans ideas – you call it free ideas ? is the idea of killing Tamils who oppose you called "Free Ideas" ??? Get a life man !!!

    I support Sri Lankan because it is my motherland and is governed by a Legally elected government with the consent of the majority of the people. Don't tell me you expect me to support a mentally challenged terrorist group who killed their own kind. No person in a right mindset would have an issue with a person supporting a legal entity ha ??

    War victims ??? The Victims of the War was the whole population of Sri Lankan immaterial of race or religion. Go through the second link I posted. See how many Singhales, Tamils and Muslims were killed due to your "WAR". How about the innocent children who were stolen of their childhood ?? They are the victims – In heart we all know that they all are thanking the GOSL for getting rid of the Mentally challenged Ape and bringing them peace – at least there are no more victims any more.

    Look deep in to the pond, you will see that it's you who are throwing stones to the water…. Do you think that calling "Genocide" for the situation you created in SL is the truth ??? LOL !! Whilst millions of Tamils are happy and a few thousands of you created havoc and got massacred in the process, you cannot call it "Genocide" ??? So who is lying to get sympathy votes ??

    Also, please note that I don't speak for any particular ethnic group, but, Sri Lankans as a whole. This is not like you trying to remove your label of Terrorists and close it with a Tamils label – because your saviors of Tamils truth is out in the public as per the above link 1 i posted..

    Adios (and thanks for the conversation)

  193. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    If we ( Pro-Tamil bloggers and human rights activists ) write our independent and free ideas in the web site, we are branded as Apes, LTTE and so on.

    You have a right to write your comments in support of Sri Lanka savagely repressive regime . You think that it is your right.

    Likewise others have a right to write their free ideas seeking justice for the war victims

    Why do you feel disgruntled ?

    If you throw stone into the still water of a pond, the stone creates ripples of volatilities distorting the sight of objects deep inside the water.

    This is comparable to the situation from th Sri Lankan government is distorting the Truth

    Scholars have said in their writings ‘if you live in a glass house, you should NEVER throw stone’.

    If you do, your glass house will be broken.

    This is typical of Sinhalese mindset. Separate the individual from the community and deprive him or her of her fundamental rights to express the free ideas.

  194. Dear Ape Mylnayagam,

    In what right mid do you call your self Pro-Tamil Bloggers ????? You are un-evolved Terrorists with racist mindsets. You call your selves HR activists ?? Then what on earth were you doing during the times LTTE went on killing sprees ?
    Where were you when these happened ???
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Does that not fall under your Human Rights Activities ????????????????

    Your free ideas ?????????? Please – Your ideas are the same as the mentally challenged none evolved Piribaharans ideas – you call it free ideas ? is the idea of killing Tamils who oppose you called "Free Ideas" ??? Get a life man !!!

    I support Sri Lankan because it is my motherland and is governed by a Legally elected government with the consent of the majority of the people. Don't tell me you expect me to support a mentally challenged terrorist group who killed their own kind. No person in a right mindset would have an issue with a person supporting a legal entity ha ??

    War victims ??? The Victims of the War was the whole population of Sri Lankan immaterial of race or religion. Go through the second link I posted. See how many Singhales, Tamils and Muslims were killed due to your "WAR". How about the innocent children who were stolen of their childhood ?? They are the victims – In heart we all know that they all are thanking the GOSL for getting rid of the Mentally challenged Ape and bringing them peace – at least there are no more victims any more.

    Look deep in to the pond, you will see that it's you who are throwing stones to the water…. Do you think that calling "Genocide" for the situation you created in SL is the truth ??? LOL !! Whilst millions of Tamils are happy and a few thousands of you created havoc and got massacred in the process, you cannot call it "Genocide" ??? So who is lying to get sympathy votes ??

    Also, please note that I don't speak for any particular ethnic group, but, Sri Lankans as a whole. This is not like you trying to remove your label of Terrorists and close it with a Tamils label – because your saviors of Tamils truth is out in the public as per the above link 1 i posted..

    Adios (and thanks for the conversation)

  195. Dear Ape Mylnayagam,

    In what right mid do you call your self Pro-Tamil Bloggers ????? You are un-evolved Terrorists with racist mindsets. You call your selves HR activists ?? Then what on earth were you doing during the times LTTE went on killing sprees ?
    Where were you when these happened ???
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Does that not fall under your Human Rights Activities ????????????????

    Your free ideas ?????????? Please – Your ideas are the same as the mentally challenged none evolved Piribaharans ideas – you call it free ideas ? is the idea of killing Tamils who oppose you called "Free Ideas" ??? Get a life man !!!

    I support Sri Lankan because it is my motherland and is governed by a Legally elected government with the consent of the majority of the people. Don't tell me you expect me to support a mentally challenged terrorist group who killed their own kind. No person in a right mindset would have an issue with a person supporting a legal entity ha ??

    War victims ??? The Victims of the War was the whole population of Sri Lankan immaterial of race or religion. Go through the second link I posted. See how many Singhales, Tamils and Muslims were killed due to your "WAR". How about the innocent children who were stolen of their childhood ?? They are the victims – In heart we all know that they all are thanking the GOSL for getting rid of the Mentally challenged Ape and bringing them peace – at least there are no more victims any more.

    Look deep in to the pond, you will see that it's you who are throwing stones to the water…. Do you think that calling "Genocide" for the situation you created in SL is the truth ??? LOL !! Whilst millions of Tamils are happy and a few thousands of you created havoc and got massacred in the process, you cannot call it "Genocide" ??? So who is lying to get sympathy votes ??

    Also, please note that I don't speak for any particular ethnic group, but, Sri Lankans as a whole. This is not like you trying to remove your label of Terrorists and close it with a Tamils label – because your saviors of Tamils truth is out in the public as per the above link 1 i posted..

    Adios (and thanks for the conversation)

  196. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

  197. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    It has been dominating your life and it has become ruling passion of your life as well

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

  198. Dear hilarious Eelamists – especially Puligal,

    Think before you type.

    "Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life."

    Thank you for neatly summarising everything bad about the LTTE and its diaspora supporters. Brilliant. 🙂

    I commend you for your Eelamish honesty. Especially the 'defecating' part. But you omitted the other things for which the LTTE gained international notoriety.

    Lest we forget:

    Suicide bombing, child murdering, child abusing (senior LTTE commanders with their child soldiers), credit card scamming, people-trafficking, vote-rigging, fake hunger-striking, mass-defecating, traffic blocking and of course murdering civilians by the thousand!

    If that is 'strait-laced' behaviour, I'd hate to see deviant behaviour by Eelamists!

  199. Eelam delenda est

    You could use incongruous proverbs?

    You post too many junk words here …

    The proverb, "Too much of anything is good for nothing" should be applicable in your case.

  200. Persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka is more to do with an attempt by the Sinhala Buddhists leaders to fulfil the myths and fantasies written in an ancient book called Mahavamsa.

    Mahavamsa was originally written in Pali language because the Sinhala language was not well developed at that time.

    Mahavamsa is considered as a kind of bible by the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Although this book has historical records, there are many fabricated stories, myths and fantasies that make this book completely unreliable.

    It talks about a pure Sinhala race that descended from a lion which is obviously a four leg animal. No wonder why the minorities find the Sri Lankan lion flag very offensive.

    great importance is given for flying the Sri Lankan lion flags in Tamil concentration camps , than feeding the hungry or treating the wounded. Even the Nazi regime in Germany was very serious about displaying swastika flags in the Jewish concentration camps.

    Mahavamsa also preaches hatred against the minority Tamils.

    Sinhala Buddhist politicians and military leaders of Sri lanka believe every word in this book and they are on a mission to fulfil the desires of the kings and queens that are portrayed in this book.

    This is a sample text from Mahavamsa which was written in the 6th Century. This verse talks about a desire of a Sinhala queen who wanted drink water, mixed with the blood of a Tamil warrior.

    “Then she longed to drink the water that had served to cleanse the sword with which the head of the first warrior among Tamil king Elära’s warriors had been struck off, and she longed to drink it standing on this very head, and moreover she longed to adorn herself with garlands of unfaded lotus-blossoms brought from the lotus marshes of Anuradhapura”

    No wonder why the extremists act like the way they act, when they meditate such verses. Words of many racist politicians and military leaders in Sri Lanka are spoken straight out this book. Even some of the well known former presidents of Sri Lanka are not the exceptions.

    They want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist nation by wiping out the minority Tamils.

    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.

  201. White Madam Clinton fails to support Eelam

    Despite having spent tens of thousands of Dollars in lobbying Mrs Clinton, US Eelamists' investment has been wasted.

    Secretary of State Clinton’s remarks at the press conference with SL Foreign Minister did not contain a single reference to Tamil political autonomy or any equivalent, showing the near irrelevance of all these efforts.

    Read some of the distraught comments made by Eelamists ("we Tamils) about White Madam Clinton's ingratitude despite the fundraising for her during her nomination battle. http://tinyurl.com/3annlcs

    "Hillary Clinton has no gratitude for what we Tamil did to her"

    My favourite comment:
    "If Piraba with all his military p[o]wer couldn’t deliver Thaileelam how can ruthirakumar with his balding oldies get eelam?"

    Haven't you Eelamists learnt anything yet? Don't trust the White Masters and White Madams. They'll take your money and ignore you.

    Yes, the Old Bald Tigers of Eelam-in-Exile will now fight to the last drop of blood of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    Change that I can believe in. 🙂

  202. Dear Puligal,
    "incongruous proverbs?" What are you talking about?

    I've told you guys before, I don't give free English tuition.

    Now what exactly bothered you about my reply?

    It always helps to give examples when making accusations or counter-arguments, otherwise everyone reading this will think you're partially-educated ! 🙂

    I see that 'Buddhist' is on one of his Mahavamsa rants.

  203. Eelam delenda est

    Go and refresh your English !!

    I'm true gentle man never deviate from his path of good moral conducts in any circumstances.

    I never digressed from truth and morality.

    But,I know you were the one who inaugurated this indecent passion one day.

    You are here with pack of lies.

    You are really a cold blooded racist and macabre murderer

    I'm always speaking irrefutable truths.

    But,I never say that speaking harsh words in a right thing.however.

    We are human beings,not ferocious animals to commit atrocious acts.

    I have got a different lesson from war.I'm purely involved in pacifism and the most powerful weapon is Ahimsa.

  204. White Madam Clinton fails to support Eelam

    Despite having spent tens of thousands of Dollars in lobbying Mrs Clinton, US Eelamists' investment has been wasted.

    Secretary of State Clinton’s remarks at the press conference with SL Foreign Minister did not contain a single reference to Tamil political autonomy or any equivalent, showing the near irrelevance of all these efforts.

    Read some of the distraught comments made by Eelamists ("we Tamils) about White Madam Clinton's ingratitude despite the fundraising for her during her nomination battle. http://tinyurl.com/3annlcs

    "Hillary Clinton has no gratitude for what we Tamil did to her"

    My favourite comment:
    "If Piraba with all his military p[o]wer couldn’t deliver Thaileelam how can ruthirakumar with his balding oldies get eelam?"

    Haven't you Eelamists learnt anything yet? Don't trust the White Masters and White Madams. They'll take your money and ignore you.

    Yes, the Old Bald Tigers of Eelam-in-Exile will now fight to the last drop of blood of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    Change that I can believe in. 🙂

  205. White Madam Clinton fails to support Eelam

    Despite having spent tens of thousands of Dollars in lobbying Mrs Clinton, US Eelamists' investment has been wasted.

    Secretary of State Clinton’s remarks at the press conference with SL Foreign Minister did not contain a single reference to Tamil political autonomy or any equivalent, showing the near irrelevance of all these efforts.

    Read some of the distraught comments made by Eelamists ("we Tamils) about White Madam Clinton's ingratitude despite the fundraising for her during her nomination battle. http://tinyurl.com/3annlcs

    "Hillary Clinton has no gratitude for what we Tamil did to her"

    My favourite comment:
    "If Piraba with all his military p[o]wer couldn’t deliver Thaileelam how can ruthirakumar with his balding oldies get eelam?"

    Haven't you Eelamists learnt anything yet? Don't trust the White Masters and White Madams. They'll take your money and ignore you.

    Yes, the Old Bald Tigers of Eelam-in-Exile will now fight to the last drop of blood of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1450

    Change that I can believe in. 🙂

  206. Dear Professor Puligal,

    What is this 'indecent passion' that you speak of of? Is it the 'love that dare not speak its name'?

    Anyway, I'm quite certain that you're not a 'We Thamiz'. I think you're probably a racist Sinhala provocateur writing on the AI blog to make pro-LTTE Tamils look bad.

    Admittedly not a difficult job 🙂 Utterly bonkers and completely hilarious.

  207. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    If we ( Pro-Tamil bloggers and human rights activists ) write our independent and free ideas in the web site, we are branded as Apes, LTTE and so on.

    You have a right to write your comments in support of Sri Lanka savagely repressive regime . You think that it is your right.

    Likewise others have a right to write their free ideas seeking justice for the war victims

    Why do you feel disgruntled ?

    If you throw stone into the still water of a pond, the stone creates ripples of volatilities distorting the sight of objects deep inside the water.

    This is comparable to the situation from th Sri Lankan government is distorting the Truth

    Scholars have said in their writings ‘if you live in a glass house, you should NEVER throw stone’.

    If you do, your glass house will be broken.

    This is typical of Sinhalese mindset. Separate the individual from the community and deprive him or her of her fundamental rights to express the free ideas.

  208. Dear Ape Mylnayagam,

    In what right mid do you call your self Pro-Tamil Bloggers ????? You are un-evolved Terrorists with racist mindsets. You call your selves HR activists ?? Then what on earth were you doing during the times LTTE went on killing sprees ?
    Where were you when these happened ???

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    Does that not fall under your Human Rights Activities ????????????????

    Your free ideas ?????????? Please – Your ideas are the same as the mentally challenged none evolved Piribaharans ideas – you call it free ideas ? is the idea of killing Tamils who oppose you called “Free Ideas” ??? Get a life man !!!

    I support Sri Lankan because it is my motherland and is governed by a Legally elected government with the consent of the majority of the people. Don’t tell me you expect me to support a mentally challenged terrorist group who killed their own kind. No person in a right mindset would have an issue with a person supporting a legal entity ha ??

    War victims ??? The Victims of the War was the whole population of Sri Lankan immaterial of race or religion. Go through the second link I posted. See how many Singhales, Tamils and Muslims were killed due to your “WAR”. How about the innocent children who were stolen of their childhood ?? They are the victims – In heart we all know that they all are thanking the GOSL for getting rid of the Mentally challenged Ape and bringing them peace – at least there are no more victims any more.

    Look deep in to the pond, you will see that it’s you who are throwing stones to the water…. Do you think that calling “Genocide” for the situation you created in SL is the truth ??? LOL !! Whilst millions of Tamils are happy and a few thousands of you created havoc and got massacred in the process, you cannot call it “Genocide” ??? So who is lying to get sympathy votes ??

    Also, please note that I don’t speak for any particular ethnic group, but, Sri Lankans as a whole. This is not like you trying to remove your label of Terrorists and close it with a Tamils label – because your saviors of Tamils truth is out in the public as per the above link 1 i posted..

    Adios (and thanks for the conversation)

  209. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

  210. Eelam delenda est

    I'm old but not bald !

    You are whiping leather whip on Tamils too much, ruthless duffer !!

    There is a proverb,The one whom god likes die young".

    I know god really likes me for my honesty and decency.

    But,I have to tell one thing that Tamils never act as vindictive as Sinhalese.

    The revengeful Sinhalese want to endure the resources for the sake of their own benefits

    But, we want to pour oil in troubled waters.

  211. Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    It has been dominating your life and it has become ruling passion of your life as well

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

  212. Dear hilarious Eelamists – especially Puligal,

    Think before you type.

    “Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.”

    Thank you for neatly summarising everything bad about the LTTE and its diaspora supporters. Brilliant. 🙂

    I commend you for your Eelamish honesty. Especially the ‘defecating’ part. But you omitted the other things for which the LTTE gained international notoriety.

    Lest we forget:

    Suicide bombing, child murdering, child abusing (senior LTTE commanders with their child soldiers), credit card scamming, people-trafficking, vote-rigging, fake hunger-striking, mass-defecating, traffic blocking and of course murdering civilians by the thousand!

    If that is ‘strait-laced’ behaviour, I’d hate to see deviant behaviour by Eelamists!

  213. Eelam delenda est

    You could use incongruous proverbs?

    You post too many junk words here …

    The proverb, “Too much of anything is good for nothing” should be applicable in your case.

  214. Persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka is more to do with an attempt by the Sinhala Buddhists leaders to fulfil the myths and fantasies written in an ancient book called Mahavamsa.

    Mahavamsa was originally written in Pali language because the Sinhala language was not well developed at that time.

    Mahavamsa is considered as a kind of bible by the Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Although this book has historical records, there are many fabricated stories, myths and fantasies that make this book completely unreliable.

    It talks about a pure Sinhala race that descended from a lion which is obviously a four leg animal. No wonder why the minorities find the Sri Lankan lion flag very offensive.

    great importance is given for flying the Sri Lankan lion flags in Tamil concentration camps , than feeding the hungry or treating the wounded. Even the Nazi regime in Germany was very serious about displaying swastika flags in the Jewish concentration camps.

    Mahavamsa also preaches hatred against the minority Tamils.

    Sinhala Buddhist politicians and military leaders of Sri lanka believe every word in this book and they are on a mission to fulfil the desires of the kings and queens that are portrayed in this book.

    This is a sample text from Mahavamsa which was written in the 6th Century. This verse talks about a desire of a Sinhala queen who wanted drink water, mixed with the blood of a Tamil warrior.

    “Then she longed to drink the water that had served to cleanse the sword with which the head of the first warrior among Tamil king Elära’s warriors had been struck off, and she longed to drink it standing on this very head, and moreover she longed to adorn herself with garlands of unfaded lotus-blossoms brought from the lotus marshes of Anuradhapura”

    No wonder why the extremists act like the way they act, when they meditate such verses. Words of many racist politicians and military leaders in Sri Lanka are spoken straight out this book. Even some of the well known former presidents of Sri Lanka are not the exceptions.

    They want to make Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist nation by wiping out the minority Tamils.

    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.

  215. Dear Puligal,
    “incongruous proverbs?” What are you talking about?

    I’ve told you guys before, I don’t give free English tuition.

    Now what exactly bothered you about my reply?

    It always helps to give examples when making accusations or counter-arguments, otherwise everyone reading this will think you’re partially-educated ! 🙂

    I see that ‘Buddhist’ is on one of his Mahavamsa rants.

  216. Eelam delenda est

    Go and refresh your English !!

    I’m true gentle man never deviate from his path of good moral conducts in any circumstances.

    I never digressed from truth and morality.

    But,I know you were the one who inaugurated this indecent passion one day.

    You are here with pack of lies.

    You are really a cold blooded racist and macabre murderer

    I’m always speaking irrefutable truths.

    But,I never say that speaking harsh words in a right thing.however.

    We are human beings,not ferocious animals to commit atrocious acts.

    I have got a different lesson from war.I’m purely involved in pacifism and the most powerful weapon is Ahimsa.

  217. White Madam Clinton fails to support Eelam

    Despite having spent tens of thousands of Dollars in lobbying Mrs Clinton, US Eelamists’ investment has been wasted.

    Secretary of State Clinton’s remarks at the press conference with SL Foreign Minister did not contain a single reference to Tamil political autonomy or any equivalent, showing the near irrelevance of all these efforts.

    Read some of the distraught comments made by Eelamists (“we Tamils) about White Madam Clinton’s ingratitude despite the fundraising for her during her nomination battle.
    http://tinyurl.com/3annlcs

    “Hillary Clinton has no gratitude for what we Tamil did to her

    My favourite comment:
    “If Piraba with all his military p[o]wer couldn’t deliver Thaileelam how can ruthirakumar with his balding oldies get eelam?”

    Haven’t you Eelamists learnt anything yet? Don’t trust the White Masters and White Madams. They’ll take your money and ignore you.

    Yes, the Old Bald Tigers of Eelam-in-Exile will now fight to the last drop of blood of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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

    Change that I can believe in. 🙂

  218. Dear Professor Puligal,

    What is this ‘indecent passion’ that you speak of of? Is it the ‘love that dare not speak its name’?

    Anyway, I’m quite certain that you’re not a ‘We Thamiz’. I think you’re probably a racist Sinhala provocateur writing on the AI blog to make pro-LTTE Tamils look bad.

    Admittedly not a difficult job 🙂 Utterly bonkers and completely hilarious.

  219. Dear Prof Puligal,

    I'm deeply respectful of my elders, with or without hair. The old, bald and useless comment only applies to the TGTE.

    I know why the key members of the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam are bald. They were tearing their hair out at each and every LTTE loss and reversal until the whole rotten edifice was destroyed in May 2009 and they were left completely bald.

    Nobody in SL is looking for revenge. If they were, why are surrendered LTTE cadres still alive, being rehabilitated and released? The only people looking for revenge are the pro-LTTE diaspora fools who ran away instead of staying to defend Prabhakaran's Eelam.

  220. The atrocities were committed by the Sri Lankan Army and those responsible for these crimes should be brought before the law.

    No matter who it is, as a victim to the spell of atrocity for one reason or another, should have recourse to the law and order to demand justice.

    Unless and until social justice is reinstated in a society, flare-up of such atrocities as these will continue to erode the country

  221. Eelam delenda est

    I’m old but not bald !

    You are whiping leather whip on Tamils too much, ruthless duffer !!

    There is a proverb,The one whom god likes die young”.

    I know god really likes me for my honesty and decency.

    But,I have to tell one thing that Tamils never act as vindictive as Sinhalese.

    The revengeful Sinhalese want to endure the resources for the sake of their own benefits

    But, we want to pour oil in troubled waters.

  222. Dear Prof Puligal,

    I’m deeply respectful of my elders, with or without hair. The old, bald and useless comment only applies to the TGTE.

    I know why the key members of the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam are bald. They were tearing their hair out at each and every LTTE loss and reversal until the whole rotten edifice was destroyed in May 2009 and they were left completely bald.

    Nobody in SL is looking for revenge. If they were, why are surrendered LTTE cadres still alive, being rehabilitated and released? The only people looking for revenge are the pro-LTTE diaspora fools who ran away instead of staying to defend Prabhakaran’s Eelam.

  223. The atrocities were committed by the Sri Lankan Army and those responsible for these crimes should be brought before the law.

    No matter who it is, as a victim to the spell of atrocity for one reason or another, should have recourse to the law and order to demand justice.

    Unless and until social justice is reinstated in a society, flare-up of such atrocities as these will continue to erode the country

  224. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

    I saw this post in another blog Column too ?? Have you Apes really run out of ideas or do you get a script writer to write these for you and only constitute to the responsibility of posting it here??? Whichever way, it shows the bankruptcy of the Apes of Eelam.

    Anyways, Sri Lanka government killers and Dictators ?????

    See these links !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Also Alice in Wonderland – Wonderland = Fantasy Land
    Peter Pan – neverland – neverland = Fantasy land
    Apes Eelamland = Fantasy land

    I live in Sri Lanka – Existing and tangible !!

    Eat a Banana to figure it out !!

  225. Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    I think Eelam Delanda Est. has answered you very well on this – couldn't have explained my self better – So rest my case !!

    See these links for further explanation !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    ROLMAO – What can I say – check out your very own Original posts and you will realise – OH, I am sorry, you apes cannot reason out things – tell someone else in your neighborhood to explain it for you !!

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

    Has eating too many banana's spoilt your brains or are you guys worse than Apes 🙁 🙁 🙁 ???????????? Me so so Sad !!

    May be you should change your diets to Mango's from bananana's. I see that you have an issue on not knowing how to peel the bananas. 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Do you see me call Lakshman Kadiragamar or Neelan Thiruchelvan or Alfred Doraiappa A terrorist ???????? I call you mentally not developed Apes Terrorists.

    See another misconception – Adel balasingham is not a Tamil, but another mentally challenged Terrorist. There were 50 + Singhalees in LTTE – Not Tamil – but terrorists. So when I call Terrorists, it is you mentally challenged Apes of Eelam immaterial of Ethnicity. Nothing to do with Tamils. As I mentioned many times before, We love our Tamil Brotheren !!

    If you cannot fathom this out, I will have to put you several steps further down in the ladder of evolution to mmmm… May be Micro Organisms ???? Is it OK ??

  226. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

    I saw this post in another blog Column too ?? Have you Apes really run out of ideas or do you get a script writer to write these for you and only constitute to the responsibility of posting it here??? Whichever way, it shows the bankruptcy of the Apes of Eelam.

    Anyways, Sri Lanka government killers and Dictators ?????

    See these links !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Also Alice in Wonderland – Wonderland = Fantasy Land
    Peter Pan – neverland – neverland = Fantasy land
    Apes Eelamland = Fantasy land

    I live in Sri Lanka – Existing and tangible !!

    Eat a Banana to figure it out !!

  227. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

    I saw this post in another blog Column too ?? Have you Apes really run out of ideas or do you get a script writer to write these for you and only constitute to the responsibility of posting it here??? Whichever way, it shows the bankruptcy of the Apes of Eelam.

    Anyways, Sri Lanka government killers and Dictators ?????

    See these links !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Also Alice in Wonderland – Wonderland = Fantasy Land
    Peter Pan – neverland – neverland = Fantasy land
    Apes Eelamland = Fantasy land

    I live in Sri Lanka – Existing and tangible !!

    Eat a Banana to figure it out !!

  228. Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    I think Eelam Delanda Est. has answered you very well on this – couldn't have explained my self better – So rest my case !!

    See these links for further explanation !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    ROLMAO – What can I say – check out your very own Original posts and you will realise – OH, I am sorry, you apes cannot reason out things – tell someone else in your neighborhood to explain it for you !!

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

    Has eating too many banana's spoilt your brains or are you guys worse than Apes 🙁 🙁 🙁 ???????????? Me so so Sad !!

    May be you should change your diets to Mango's from bananana's. I see that you have an issue on not knowing how to peel the bananas. 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Do you see me call Lakshman Kadiragamar or Neelan Thiruchelvan or Alfred Doraiappa A terrorist ???????? I call you mentally not developed Apes Terrorists.

    See another misconception – Adel balasingham is not a Tamil, but another mentally challenged Terrorist. There were 50 + Singhalees in LTTE – Not Tamil – but terrorists. So when I call Terrorists, it is you mentally challenged Apes of Eelam immaterial of Ethnicity. Nothing to do with Tamils. As I mentioned many times before, We love our Tamil Brotheren !!

    If you cannot fathom this out, I will have to put you several steps further down in the ladder of evolution to mmmm… May be Micro Organisms ???? Is it OK ??

  229. Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    I think Eelam Delanda Est. has answered you very well on this – couldn't have explained my self better – So rest my case !!

    See these links for further explanation !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    ROLMAO – What can I say – check out your very own Original posts and you will realise – OH, I am sorry, you apes cannot reason out things – tell someone else in your neighborhood to explain it for you !!

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

    Has eating too many banana's spoilt your brains or are you guys worse than Apes 🙁 🙁 🙁 ???????????? Me so so Sad !!

    May be you should change your diets to Mango's from bananana's. I see that you have an issue on not knowing how to peel the bananas. 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Do you see me call Lakshman Kadiragamar or Neelan Thiruchelvan or Alfred Doraiappa A terrorist ???????? I call you mentally not developed Apes Terrorists.

    See another misconception – Adel balasingham is not a Tamil, but another mentally challenged Terrorist. There were 50 + Singhalees in LTTE – Not Tamil – but terrorists. So when I call Terrorists, it is you mentally challenged Apes of Eelam immaterial of Ethnicity. Nothing to do with Tamils. As I mentioned many times before, We love our Tamil Brotheren !!

    If you cannot fathom this out, I will have to put you several steps further down in the ladder of evolution to mmmm… May be Micro Organisms ???? Is it OK ??

  230. Alainaatham Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Your post proves that you live in fantasy world and repeatedly BS to compromise with Sri Lankan gov. killers and dictators.

    There is NO FREEDOM FOR ANY ONE in SL !!!!!

    I saw this post in another blog Column too ?? Have you Apes really run out of ideas or do you get a script writer to write these for you and only constitute to the responsibility of posting it here??? Whichever way, it shows the bankruptcy of the Apes of Eelam.

    Anyways, Sri Lanka government killers and Dictators ?????

    See these links !!

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    Also Alice in Wonderland – Wonderland = Fantasy Land
    Peter Pan – neverland – neverland = Fantasy land
    Apes Eelamland = Fantasy land

    I live in Sri Lanka – Existing and tangible !!

    Eat a Banana to figure it out !!

  231. Puligal Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Impeccable Jim Gona !

    Barbarian, child abuse, racial abuse, bribery, plot, graft, torture, espionage, defalcating, assassination and corruption are the part and parcel of your life.

    I think Eelam Delanda Est. has answered you very well on this – couldn’t have explained my self better – So rest my case !!

    See these links for further explanation !!

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    You are the one who hitch the wagon of others to the star and finally leave them in the lurch.

    ROLMAO – What can I say – check out your very own Original posts and you will realise – OH, I am sorry, you apes cannot reason out things – tell someone else in your neighborhood to explain it for you !!

    So, you must Stop blaming the strait-laced Tamils and called all Tamils-terrorists

    Has eating too many banana’s spoilt your brains or are you guys worse than Apes 🙁 🙁 🙁 ???????????? Me so so Sad !!

    May be you should change your diets to Mango’s from bananana’s. I see that you have an issue on not knowing how to peel the bananas. 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Do you see me call Lakshman Kadiragamar or Neelan Thiruchelvan or Alfred Doraiappa A terrorist ???????? I call you mentally not developed Apes Terrorists.

    See another misconception – Adel balasingham is not a Tamil, but another mentally challenged Terrorist. There were 50 + Singhalees in LTTE – Not Tamil – but terrorists. So when I call Terrorists, it is you mentally challenged Apes of Eelam immaterial of Ethnicity. Nothing to do with Tamils. As I mentioned many times before, We love our Tamil Brotheren !!

    If you cannot fathom this out, I will have to put you several steps further down in the ladder of evolution to mmmm… May be Micro Organisms ???? Is it OK ??

  232. 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

  233. Eelam delenda est

    Ayubovan EDE aiye, it seems that the time has struck to nail the colours to the mast.

    I Thank you for calling me a professor

    Your school must be "Royal Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya" in Kalutara.

    May be your teacher hesitated to go beyond "cat" and "dog" after knowing your grasp of English was rudimentary and you had to buck up a lot with your lessons to grasp more.

    You can't blame your teacher. You must have given up your lackadaisical attitude.

    So, you can no longer turn back the clock. You must stop moaning about the past.

  234. 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

  235. 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

  236. Eelam delenda est

    Ayubovan EDE aiye, it seems that the time has struck to nail the colours to the mast.

    I Thank you for calling me a professor

    Your school must be “Royal Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya” in Kalutara.

    May be your teacher hesitated to go beyond “cat” and “dog” after knowing your grasp of English was rudimentary and you had to buck up a lot with your lessons to grasp more.

    You can’t blame your teacher. You must have given up your lackadaisical attitude.

    So, you can no longer turn back the clock. You must stop moaning about the past.

  237. Dear Prof Puligal,

    Actually my school is the non-ethnic, non-sectarian, multi-lingual D. S. Senanayake College, whose baseball team was murdered by a female LTTE suicide bomber in February 2008. Typical of the LTTE.
    http://www.dssenanayake.org/news/bogus-martyrs-pr

    The kids who were murdered included the following:

    Kolitha Kumara Mahamudalige (A/L 2007 Commerce),
    Rajarathnem Radeeswaran (O/L Tamil),
    Vimukthi Sajan Thewarpperuma (A/L Maths),
    Supun Hallala (A/L Commerce),
    Dinuth Priyasanka (After O/L),
    Thiwanka Thisera (A/L Arts),
    N.M. Eranda Chaturanga (After O/L), Malinda Arumadura (BaseBall Coach & Old Boy)

    I hope you're proud of the work done by the LTTE in furthering ethnic integration and reconciliation in SL by murdering school kids.

    Anyway, please display your fine command of English by answering any of my previous questions, if you have the courage and intellectual ability to do so.

  238. 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

  239. The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE http://tinyurl.com/3yjvmby

    Thanks for the much needed amusement. What these blowhards did not do was to carry a T-56 and help Fat Boy when he really needed it. Odd, also that there's no sign of an LTTE flag. Are they embarrassed?

    "The hope which shone like the sun through morning mist on that bright spring day in…"

    and more.. "Now shedding light on the slow and rolling genocide of Tamils"

    A 'rolling genocide'? I thought the Eelamists had exhaused every permutation of 'genocide' and they surprise us yet again (like they used to surprise us suicide bra-bombers) with a Rolling Genocide. What the hell is a 'rolling genocide'?

    I'm reminded of the lyrics to The Smiths's 'Hand in Glove'

    "The sun shines out of our behinds
    No, it's not like any other love
    This one is different – because it's us"

  240. Dear Prof Puligal,

    Actually my school is the non-ethnic, non-sectarian, multi-lingual D. S. Senanayake College, whose baseball team was murdered by a female LTTE suicide bomber in February 2008. Typical of the LTTE.
    http://www.dssenanayake.org/news/bogus-martyrs-pr

    The kids who were murdered included the following:

    Kolitha Kumara Mahamudalige (A/L 2007 Commerce),
    Rajarathnem Radeeswaran (O/L Tamil),
    Vimukthi Sajan Thewarpperuma (A/L Maths),
    Supun Hallala (A/L Commerce),
    Dinuth Priyasanka (After O/L),
    Thiwanka Thisera (A/L Arts),
    N.M. Eranda Chaturanga (After O/L), Malinda Arumadura (BaseBall Coach & Old Boy)

    I hope you're proud of the work done by the LTTE in furthering ethnic integration and reconciliation in SL by murdering school kids.

    Anyway, please display your fine command of English by answering any of my previous questions, if you have the courage and intellectual ability to do so.

  241. Dear Prof Puligal,

    Actually my school is the non-ethnic, non-sectarian, multi-lingual D. S. Senanayake College, whose baseball team was murdered by a female LTTE suicide bomber in February 2008. Typical of the LTTE.
    http://www.dssenanayake.org/news/bogus-martyrs-pr

    The kids who were murdered included the following:

    Kolitha Kumara Mahamudalige (A/L 2007 Commerce),
    Rajarathnem Radeeswaran (O/L Tamil),
    Vimukthi Sajan Thewarpperuma (A/L Maths),
    Supun Hallala (A/L Commerce),
    Dinuth Priyasanka (After O/L),
    Thiwanka Thisera (A/L Arts),
    N.M. Eranda Chaturanga (After O/L), Malinda Arumadura (BaseBall Coach & Old Boy)

    I hope you're proud of the work done by the LTTE in furthering ethnic integration and reconciliation in SL by murdering school kids.

    Anyway, please display your fine command of English by answering any of my previous questions, if you have the courage and intellectual ability to do so.

  242. Dear Prof Puligal,

    You wrote (with any sense of irony): "So, you can no longer turn back the clock. You must stop moaning about the past."

    The only group stuck in the past, (often 2000 years in the past) is the pro-LTTE diaspora crowd. Impeccable Jim, myself and other pro-united SL people want to forgive, understand and move forward.

    There is no future for Eelam or anything like it. Eelam and 'Tamil homelands' will remain in stuck the past, with an axe embedded in its' skull as a permanent reminder of its stupidity and unattainability!

  243. The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE http://tinyurl.com/3yjvmby

    Thanks for the much needed amusement. What these blowhards did not do was to carry a T-56 and help Fat Boy when he really needed it. Odd, also that there's no sign of an LTTE flag. Are they embarrassed?

    "The hope which shone like the sun through morning mist on that bright spring day in…"

    and more.. "Now shedding light on the slow and rolling genocide of Tamils"

    A 'rolling genocide'? I thought the Eelamists had exhaused every permutation of 'genocide' and they surprise us yet again (like they used to surprise us suicide bra-bombers) with a Rolling Genocide. What the hell is a 'rolling genocide'?

    I'm reminded of the lyrics to The Smiths's 'Hand in Glove'

    "The sun shines out of our behinds
    No, it's not like any other love
    This one is different – because it's us"

  244. The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE http://tinyurl.com/3yjvmby

    Thanks for the much needed amusement. What these blowhards did not do was to carry a T-56 and help Fat Boy when he really needed it. Odd, also that there's no sign of an LTTE flag. Are they embarrassed?

    "The hope which shone like the sun through morning mist on that bright spring day in…"

    and more.. "Now shedding light on the slow and rolling genocide of Tamils"

    A 'rolling genocide'? I thought the Eelamists had exhaused every permutation of 'genocide' and they surprise us yet again (like they used to surprise us suicide bra-bombers) with a Rolling Genocide. What the hell is a 'rolling genocide'?

    I'm reminded of the lyrics to The Smiths's 'Hand in Glove'

    "The sun shines out of our behinds
    No, it's not like any other love
    This one is different – because it's us"

  245. Dear Prof Puligal,

    Actually my school is the non-ethnic, non-sectarian, multi-lingual D. S. Senanayake College, whose baseball team was murdered by a female LTTE suicide bomber in February 2008. Typical of the LTTE.

    http://www.dssenanayake.org/news/bogus-martyrs-prey-ds-fawns

    The kids who were murdered included the following:

    Kolitha Kumara Mahamudalige (A/L 2007 Commerce),
    Rajarathnem Radeeswaran (O/L Tamil),
    Vimukthi Sajan Thewarpperuma (A/L Maths),
    Supun Hallala (A/L Commerce),
    Dinuth Priyasanka (After O/L),
    Thiwanka Thisera (A/L Arts),
    N.M. Eranda Chaturanga (After O/L), Malinda Arumadura (BaseBall Coach & Old Boy)

    I hope you’re proud of the work done by the LTTE in furthering ethnic integration and reconciliation in SL by murdering school kids.

    Anyway, please display your fine command of English by answering any of my previous questions, if you have the courage and intellectual ability to do so.

  246. Dear Prof Puligal,

    You wrote (with any sense of irony): “So, you can no longer turn back the clock. You must stop moaning about the past.

    The only group stuck in the past, (often 2000 years in the past) is the pro-LTTE diaspora crowd. Impeccable Jim, myself and other pro-united SL people want to forgive, understand and move forward.

    There is no future for Eelam or anything like it. Eelam and ‘Tamil homelands’ will remain in stuck the past, with an axe embedded in its’ skull as a permanent reminder of its stupidity and unattainability!

  247. Ayyo – I was expecting a lot of answers to the questions I posted yesterday – and my cuddly Apes haven't even mentioned me in any of the new posts 🙁 🙁 🙁

    EDE – yes, I remember the incident very well, I attended one of the funerals of the boys my self – very sad situ – Donno what the Ape boys have to say about the killed Tamil Student ??????

    Interesting fact about the Transsexual government is that the so called False Monarchy of Jaffna has been overlooked – LOL.. It either proves that the Apes do not respect their Monarchy or the other fact which I trust is the truth is that there is no Monarchy as it is a False claim…

    Anyways….. I think the Shifting from Bananas to Mangoes is working for them !!

  248. The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE
    http://tinyurl.com/3yjvmby

    Thanks for the much needed amusement. What these blowhards did not do was to carry a T-56 and help Fat Boy when he really needed it. Odd, also that there’s no sign of an LTTE flag. Are they embarrassed?

    “The hope which shone like the sun through morning mist on that bright spring day in…”

    and more.. “Now shedding light on the slow and rolling genocide of Tamils”

    A ‘rolling genocide’? I thought the Eelamists had exhaused every permutation of ‘genocide’ and they surprise us yet again (like they used to surprise us suicide bra-bombers) with a Rolling Genocide. What the hell is a ‘rolling genocide’?

    I’m reminded of the lyrics to The Smiths’s ‘Hand in Glove’

    “The sun shines out of our behinds
    No, it’s not like any other love
    This one is different – because it’s us”

  249. 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??

  250. Remorse

    Rada is a 41 years old labourer from Killinochchi. He was married with four children. In 1990, to escape from the terrible war they had sought refuge in India . When there was relative improvement in the 26

    situation in 1996, they had returned. He was a heart patient taking treatment but was able to educate his children. They were living happily when the war broke out again. Shells started falling and exploding in their area. To safeguard his children they moved to several places with some their belongings. Their life was spent mainly in bunkers. The noise of artillery shells, firearms and bombs terrorized ordinary civilians. People ran helter-skelter seeking safety. On that 4.2.2009 when his wife (3y years) and son (7 years) had just come out of the bunker, when they were badly injured by a shell attack and lay in a pool of blood. Son died there. In the hope of at least saving the life of his wife, they took her to hospital. As the treatment was not successful, she left this world the next morning. When Rada learned of this he did not know what to do, he became benumbed. In the midst of heavy shelling they could not carry out the burial of his wife and son properly. Returning to their shelter with his remaining three children, Rada could not control his mind. He found all his belongings had been destroyed. In this terrible state, on an impulse he tried to consume poison and also give to his children. The children cried loudly. His 16 year old son thwarted the suicidal attempt. Then Rada decided to save the lives of at least his remaining children, joined a crowd of escaping refugees on 7.2.2009 and reached Vavuniya. They are now at the Gamini school camp. Having lost two lives to the horrible war, those thoughts came recurring daily to Rada. He was found to have lack of appetite, sleep, crying without realizing it, unable to socialize with others, suicidal ideation, not knowing what to do next, headache, numbing of the head, worry about the future of his three children and a deep depression. He felt remorse about not doing the funeral rites of his wife and son.

  251. Rohan de Alfonso Shoba – Answer to your Question Again !!

    Rohan Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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

    yes – totally agree – the LTTE and it’s roots which started in 1948 has been discriminating not only the Tamils, but also all other ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Since their birth in 1978, they have killed so many and discriminated many in SL.
    For full list, click links below,
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    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?

    Because the circumstances are different. The 40,000 deaths in Sri Lanka were cause by a mentally challenged Ape group of LTTE who are no longer functioning and Israel government is there. Also because the world know that the accusations against the GOSl are done by an uncivilized Terrorist group and not Tamils of the world.

    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??

    Because everyone know that what you mentally challenged Ape posted here is untrue !!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 – the best example to say that you are lying is that the Security counsel indeed met and voted 29 in favour of SL and 12 against with 6 abstaining. – So either you don't have your fact right or you are lying through your rear end !!!

    If there was a remote truth in it, there would be even people in SL who would try an investigate.

    Wonder why still ?? Go have a Banana like a good boy and get your English neighbor to explain it to you…

  252. Rohan de Alfonso Shoba – Answer to your Question Again !!

    Rohan Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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

    yes – totally agree – the LTTE and it’s roots which started in 1948 has been discriminating not only the Tamils, but also all other ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Since their birth in 1978, they have killed so many and discriminated many in SL.
    For full list, click links below,
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    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?

    Because the circumstances are different. The 40,000 deaths in Sri Lanka were cause by a mentally challenged Ape group of LTTE who are no longer functioning and Israel government is there. Also because the world know that the accusations against the GOSl are done by an uncivilized Terrorist group and not Tamils of the world.

    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??

    Because everyone know that what you mentally challenged Ape posted here is untrue !!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 – the best example to say that you are lying is that the Security counsel indeed met and voted 29 in favour of SL and 12 against with 6 abstaining. – So either you don't have your fact right or you are lying through your rear end !!!

    If there was a remote truth in it, there would be even people in SL who would try an investigate.

    Wonder why still ?? Go have a Banana like a good boy and get your English neighbor to explain it to you…

  253. Rohan de Alfonso Shoba – Answer to your Question Again !!

    Rohan Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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

    yes – totally agree – the LTTE and it’s roots which started in 1948 has been discriminating not only the Tamils, but also all other ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Since their birth in 1978, they have killed so many and discriminated many in SL.
    For full list, click links below,
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    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?

    Because the circumstances are different. The 40,000 deaths in Sri Lanka were cause by a mentally challenged Ape group of LTTE who are no longer functioning and Israel government is there. Also because the world know that the accusations against the GOSl are done by an uncivilized Terrorist group and not Tamils of the world.

    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??

    Because everyone know that what you mentally challenged Ape posted here is untrue !!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 – the best example to say that you are lying is that the Security counsel indeed met and voted 29 in favour of SL and 12 against with 6 abstaining. – So either you don't have your fact right or you are lying through your rear end !!!

    If there was a remote truth in it, there would be even people in SL who would try an investigate.

    Wonder why still ?? Go have a Banana like a good boy and get your English neighbor to explain it to you…

  254. Impeccable Jim Gona

    I denunciate your meaningless views.

    None other than The Devil could have these puerile remarks.

    Your intention is to cause a rift or cleft.

    You must stop throwing your silly tantrums.

    You have the knack of cajoling people into what you want to do.

    But the answer is quite lucid and clear.

    But, the Tamil problem must be approached systematically and discreetfully.

    If the inalienable rights of the Tamils are respected and protected, thus the accusation of denying equal rights for minority will be turned down.

    If not, a separate nation will be demanded in order to ensure the establishment of their rights.

    It will be the ultimate solution too.

  255. Ayyo – I was expecting a lot of answers to the questions I posted yesterday – and my cuddly Apes haven’t even mentioned me in any of the new posts 🙁 🙁 🙁

    EDE – yes, I remember the incident very well, I attended one of the funerals of the boys my self – very sad situ – Donno what the Ape boys have to say about the killed Tamil Student ??????

    Interesting fact about the Transsexual government is that the so called False Monarchy of Jaffna has been overlooked – LOL.. It either proves that the Apes do not respect their Monarchy or the other fact which I trust is the truth is that there is no Monarchy as it is a False claim…

    Anyways….. I think the Shifting from Bananas to Mangoes is working for them !!

  256. Vanakkam Dear Prof. Puligal,

    Why so silent? Have you nothing to say about the The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE and their forefathers who enabled the murders of countless thousands of Sri Lankan children?

    Lots of 'denounciations' from you, but never any counter-arguments. How very typical of the pro-LTTE supporters.

    Rohan, to add to what Jim Gona's said: everybody agrees that the Israel/Palestine problem will be solved with a two-state solution. No-one however will support a two-state solution in Sri Lanka. i.e. No 'Tamil homolands'.

    Also look how the Sri Lanka Navy dealt with that LTTE ship, VM Wanga Machan. It was stopped and diverted to India. No Eelamists were hurt and the aid, eventually got to the IDPs.

  257. Eelam delenda est

    Ayubovan EDE

    Do you mean that displaying your barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils -will win them over ?

    The Tamils can't be kept in captivity or servitude or bondage all the time.

    They should be paid ways to overcome their difficulties and to stop writhing with pain.

    The cardinal idea that should be inculcated in your mind is that the number of refugees is not vital.

    Figuring out the exact amount of refugees can't spell out things more explicitly.

    If you tell that they can count on the GOSL to be settled down in their past houses reestablishing their rights instead of continuing to struggle with in the barbed wire, it should be praise worthy.

    You must therefore create it as your aptitude to treat every human being whatever religion they belong to, in the equal manner.

  258. 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??

  259. Ayubowan Mico Puli !!!!!

    Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Thanks for the post !!

    I "denunciate" your meaningless views.

    I should denounce every word you say if that is the case – No one would find falut with me for doing so to a Terrorist group !!

    I am trying to get in to some kind of decent discussion, but, then again, you guys don't seem to want to discuss, but post rubbish !!

    None other than The Devil could have these puerile remarks. Your intention is to cause a rift or cleft. You must stop throwing your silly tantrums. You have the knack of cajoling people into what you want to do.

    Not exactly !!! This again goes to show your incapability to read and understand what anyone is trying to say.

    1. You don't seem to understand what AI is trying to say as you guys keep posting off topic
    2. You don't seem to understand what we say, as we hardly get answers to our question or again get thrown back with Rubbish as Racists or Delis etc… I mean, give the reason as to why we are racists ?? Give us proof of any racist comments we have made… We give many examples of you being resists and terrorists – so why can't you ?????

    I agree that my remarks would be hard on you. But, that is the intention. What do you expect me to do when you are trying to take away the much anticipated peace that the whole country was longing for ?????

    But, the Tamil problem must be approached systematically and discreetfully.

    IF there is such problem, it is definitely being handled by the relevant people at their levels. War is not the answer nor a separate state with ulterior motives is not the answer.. What you and I can do is to get together and ensure that they do it and build harmony where ever it is disrupted – not try to cut throats which you are doing…. (You see my initial posts where I have pleaded enough and more for you guys to denounce Terrorism and be a part of this peaceful community)

    We see Sri Lankans of all ethnic groups living quite happily over here – so this "Problem" you are talking of does not exist as far as we are concerned… It is a made up problem by LTTE. LTTE = Terrorists. I have no regard for them !!

    If the inalienable rights of the Tamils are respected and protected, thus the accusation of denying equal rights for minority will be turned down.

    All Sri Lankans share the same rights all over. There is no discrimination for any party as you try to show. May be you are misinformed, but there is nothing like that here. You tell that you have an issue going to a police station, trust me we have worse problem going to a cop shed where you feel like smashing the fellows teeth !!

    So your claim is utter rubbish and not valid.

    If not, a separate nation will be demanded in order to ensure the establishment of their rights.

    Keep dreaming bro !!!!

    It will never come for false claims !!! If there actually is such discrimination, I will join you too… But, I know how we live with our fellow Tamils, it is you who need to learn from those tamil brothers of ours on how you could live with the other Sri Lankans – if not you will never be able to live with any body and the day that extends to your own family, you are in deep SH#$.

  260. Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I can't write on behalf of others and our thoughts could differ from each other, but,

    Do you mean that displaying your barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils -will win them over ?

    Whom are you trying to win over by displaying your inability to live in peace with other communities ?? Whom are you trying to win over by supporting LTTE who killed thousands of tamils ?? Are you trying to Win the Tamils over by killing them or supporting a group that kill them ??

    The Tamils can’t be kept in captivity or servitude or bondage all the time.

    Is Karuna, Pillayan, Mano Ganeshan, Douglas devanandan in captivity ???
    Was Lakshman K killed in captivity ???
    Who says that Tamils are kept captive ??? Your mentally challenged LTTE did keep many Tamils who did not support them in captive, but not anyone else !!

    They should be paid ways to overcome their difficulties and to stop writhing with pain.

    If at all the few who are in pain and difficulty in the north due to brutal terrorism, you yourself can start helping them out than write checks to more terrorist groups – Why not help the de-mining effort ?? Why not send some cash for them to buy some new stuff to their newly built house ???

    The cardinal idea that should be inculcated in your mind is that the number of refugees is not vital.
    Indeed, that's why they are being taken out from that misery ASAP. We all agree that 30 years of destruction cannot be put right over night. That's where people use their brains to see how the "Effort" behind such reconciliation is made..

    If you tell that they can count on the GOSL to be settled down in their past houses reestablishing their rights instead of continuing to struggle with in the barbed wire, it should be praise worthy.

    Why not you see what is happening than jumping in to conclusions – Hillary Clinton is happy with what the GOSL is doing – Why not you see it your self ??

    Everyone who starts thinking like a human will be treated human. Rest, we will have to put under Animal rights – not bad as there is so much done to protect them these days !!

  261. Remorse

    Rada is a 41 years old labourer from Killinochchi. He was married with four children. In 1990, to escape from the terrible war they had sought refuge in India . When there was relative improvement in the 26

    situation in 1996, they had returned. He was a heart patient taking treatment but was able to educate his children. They were living happily when the war broke out again. Shells started falling and exploding in their area. To safeguard his children they moved to several places with some their belongings. Their life was spent mainly in bunkers. The noise of artillery shells, firearms and bombs terrorized ordinary civilians. People ran helter-skelter seeking safety. On that 4.2.2009 when his wife (3y years) and son (7 years) had just come out of the bunker, when they were badly injured by a shell attack and lay in a pool of blood. Son died there. In the hope of at least saving the life of his wife, they took her to hospital. As the treatment was not successful, she left this world the next morning. When Rada learned of this he did not know what to do, he became benumbed. In the midst of heavy shelling they could not carry out the burial of his wife and son properly. Returning to their shelter with his remaining three children, Rada could not control his mind. He found all his belongings had been destroyed. In this terrible state, on an impulse he tried to consume poison and also give to his children. The children cried loudly. His 16 year old son thwarted the suicidal attempt. Then Rada decided to save the lives of at least his remaining children, joined a crowd of escaping refugees on 7.2.2009 and reached Vavuniya. They are now at the Gamini school camp. Having lost two lives to the horrible war, those thoughts came recurring daily to Rada. He was found to have lack of appetite, sleep, crying without realizing it, unable to socialize with others, suicidal ideation, not knowing what to do next, headache, numbing of the head, worry about the future of his three children and a deep depression. He felt remorse about not doing the funeral rites of his wife and son.

  262. Impeccable Jim Gona

    You and your people are not trustworthy and always go back on your words and just inflate the problems although the innocent Tamils still string along with myriad of hopes to lead a placid life out here with dignity.

    You must stop touching upon the topic.

    Otherwise you must be trying to toy with our feelings.

    You must first pluck up your courage to admit your faults of repudiating Tamil rights purely to pull through this ordeal and emerge with an accurate and practicable solution.

    In pith and marrow, there is no point going on like this.

    The juxtaposition of both of your options clearly reveals that both of them are nearly same.

    If the first solution becomes unsuccessful, Tamils will have no other options than choosing the second.

    I think I have ladled out the words of wisdom representing the whole Tamils.

  263. Rohan de Alfonso Shoba – Answer to your Question Again !!

    Rohan Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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

    yes – totally agree – the LTTE and it’s roots which started in 1948 has been discriminating not only the Tamils, but also all other ethnic groups living in Sri Lanka. Since their birth in 1978, they have killed so many and discriminated many in SL.
    For full list, click links below,

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    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?

    Because the circumstances are different. The 40,000 deaths in Sri Lanka were cause by a mentally challenged Ape group of LTTE who are no longer functioning and Israel government is there. Also because the world know that the accusations against the GOSl are done by an uncivilized Terrorist group and not Tamils of the world.

    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??

    Because everyone know that what you mentally challenged Ape posted here is untrue !!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 – the best example to say that you are lying is that the Security counsel indeed met and voted 29 in favour of SL and 12 against with 6 abstaining. – So either you don’t have your fact right or you are lying through your rear end !!!

    If there was a remote truth in it, there would be even people in SL who would try an investigate.

    Wonder why still ?? Go have a Banana like a good boy and get your English neighbor to explain it to you…

  264. Impeccable Jim Gona

    I denunciate your meaningless views.

    None other than The Devil could have these puerile remarks.

    Your intention is to cause a rift or cleft.

    You must stop throwing your silly tantrums.

    You have the knack of cajoling people into what you want to do.

    But the answer is quite lucid and clear.

    But, the Tamil problem must be approached systematically and discreetfully.

    If the inalienable rights of the Tamils are respected and protected, thus the accusation of denying equal rights for minority will be turned down.

    If not, a separate nation will be demanded in order to ensure the establishment of their rights.

    It will be the ultimate solution too.

  265. Vanakkam Dear Prof. Puligal,

    Why so silent? Have you nothing to say about the The torch carrying young ambassadors of the TGTE and their forefathers who enabled the murders of countless thousands of Sri Lankan children?

    Lots of ‘denounciations’ from you, but never any counter-arguments. How very typical of the pro-LTTE supporters.

    Rohan, to add to what Jim Gona’s said: everybody agrees that the Israel/Palestine problem will be solved with a two-state solution. No-one however will support a two-state solution in Sri Lanka. i.e. No ‘Tamil homolands’.

    Also look how the Sri Lanka Navy dealt with that LTTE ship, VM Wanga Machan. It was stopped and diverted to India. No Eelamists were hurt and the aid, eventually got to the IDPs.

  266. Eelam delenda est

    Ayubovan EDE

    Do you mean that displaying your barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils -will win them over ?

    The Tamils can’t be kept in captivity or servitude or bondage all the time.

    They should be paid ways to overcome their difficulties and to stop writhing with pain.

    The cardinal idea that should be inculcated in your mind is that the number of refugees is not vital.

    Figuring out the exact amount of refugees can’t spell out things more explicitly.

    If you tell that they can count on the GOSL to be settled down in their past houses reestablishing their rights instead of continuing to struggle with in the barbed wire, it should be praise worthy.

    You must therefore create it as your aptitude to treat every human being whatever religion they belong to, in the equal manner.

  267. Ayubowan Mico Puli !!!!!

    Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Thanks for the post !!

    I “denunciate” your meaningless views.

    I should denounce every word you say if that is the case – No one would find falut with me for doing so to a Terrorist group !!

    I am trying to get in to some kind of decent discussion, but, then again, you guys don’t seem to want to discuss, but post rubbish !!

    None other than The Devil could have these puerile remarks. Your intention is to cause a rift or cleft. You must stop throwing your silly tantrums. You have the knack of cajoling people into what you want to do.

    Not exactly !!! This again goes to show your incapability to read and understand what anyone is trying to say.

    1. You don’t seem to understand what AI is trying to say as you guys keep posting off topic
    2. You don’t seem to understand what we say, as we hardly get answers to our question or again get thrown back with Rubbish as Racists or Delis etc… I mean, give the reason as to why we are racists ?? Give us proof of any racist comments we have made… We give many examples of you being resists and terrorists – so why can’t you ?????

    I agree that my remarks would be hard on you. But, that is the intention. What do you expect me to do when you are trying to take away the much anticipated peace that the whole country was longing for ?????

    But, the Tamil problem must be approached systematically and discreetfully.

    IF there is such problem, it is definitely being handled by the relevant people at their levels. War is not the answer nor a separate state with ulterior motives is not the answer.. What you and I can do is to get together and ensure that they do it and build harmony where ever it is disrupted – not try to cut throats which you are doing…. (You see my initial posts where I have pleaded enough and more for you guys to denounce Terrorism and be a part of this peaceful community)

    We see Sri Lankans of all ethnic groups living quite happily over here – so this “Problem” you are talking of does not exist as far as we are concerned… It is a made up problem by LTTE. LTTE = Terrorists. I have no regard for them !!

    If the inalienable rights of the Tamils are respected and protected, thus the accusation of denying equal rights for minority will be turned down.

    All Sri Lankans share the same rights all over. There is no discrimination for any party as you try to show. May be you are misinformed, but there is nothing like that here. You tell that you have an issue going to a police station, trust me we have worse problem going to a cop shed where you feel like smashing the fellows teeth !!

    So your claim is utter rubbish and not valid.

    If not, a separate nation will be demanded in order to ensure the establishment of their rights.

    Keep dreaming bro !!!!

    It will never come for false claims !!! If there actually is such discrimination, I will join you too… But, I know how we live with our fellow Tamils, it is you who need to learn from those tamil brothers of ours on how you could live with the other Sri Lankans – if not you will never be able to live with any body and the day that extends to your own family, you are in deep SH#$.

  268. Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I can’t write on behalf of others and our thoughts could differ from each other, but,

    Do you mean that displaying your barbaric nature and talking impolitely with Tamils -will win them over ?

    Whom are you trying to win over by displaying your inability to live in peace with other communities ?? Whom are you trying to win over by supporting LTTE who killed thousands of tamils ?? Are you trying to Win the Tamils over by killing them or supporting a group that kill them ??

    The Tamils can’t be kept in captivity or servitude or bondage all the time.

    Is Karuna, Pillayan, Mano Ganeshan, Douglas devanandan in captivity ???
    Was Lakshman K killed in captivity ???
    Who says that Tamils are kept captive ??? Your mentally challenged LTTE did keep many Tamils who did not support them in captive, but not anyone else !!

    They should be paid ways to overcome their difficulties and to stop writhing with pain.

    If at all the few who are in pain and difficulty in the north due to brutal terrorism, you yourself can start helping them out than write checks to more terrorist groups – Why not help the de-mining effort ?? Why not send some cash for them to buy some new stuff to their newly built house ???

    The cardinal idea that should be inculcated in your mind is that the number of refugees is not vital.
    Indeed, that’s why they are being taken out from that misery ASAP. We all agree that 30 years of destruction cannot be put right over night. That’s where people use their brains to see how the “Effort” behind such reconciliation is made..

    If you tell that they can count on the GOSL to be settled down in their past houses reestablishing their rights instead of continuing to struggle with in the barbed wire, it should be praise worthy.

    Why not you see what is happening than jumping in to conclusions – Hillary Clinton is happy with what the GOSL is doing – Why not you see it your self ??

    Everyone who starts thinking like a human will be treated human. Rest, we will have to put under Animal rights – not bad as there is so much done to protect them these days !!

  269. 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.

  270. Dear Prof Puligal,

    I see no sign of any willingness by the pro-LTTE diaspora to recognise the following self-evident truths:

    – The LTTE has been completely militarily eradicated.

    – The military solution is simply not viable in SL. i.e. creating Eelam by force of arms against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Lankans.

    Of course, the post-War SL govt re-settlement & reconciliation process has been very imperfect, with many injustices remaining unaddressed, slow pace of settlement etc..

    Instead of engaging with the SL govt, the pro-LTTE diaspora behave as if they are still in the driving seat to influence political change in SL and in a position to dictate terms to the SL govt. Their absurd and counterproductive pursuit of various 'war crimes', 'genocide' and the rest of the drivel is clear proof of this fact.

    Remember what Rajapakse told Fatty Prabha, warning him not to start Eelam War IV? "gahuwoth gahanawa" (if-you-hit-me-I'll-hit-you). Fatty scoffed at Rajapakse's warning, resulting in the Eelam project's key architects all getting a one-way ticket to Eelam-in-the-Underworld.

    But I still don't exactly understand what you're talking about. Can you please explain without using flowery language?

  271. Impeccable Jim Gona

    You and your people are not trustworthy and always go back on your words and just inflate the problems although the innocent Tamils still string along with myriad of hopes to lead a placid life out here with dignity.

    You must stop touching upon the topic.

    Otherwise you must be trying to toy with our feelings.

    You must first pluck up your courage to admit your faults of repudiating Tamil rights purely to pull through this ordeal and emerge with an accurate and practicable solution.

    In pith and marrow, there is no point going on like this.

    The juxtaposition of both of your options clearly reveals that both of them are nearly same.

    If the first solution becomes unsuccessful, Tamils will have no other options than choosing the second.

    I think I have ladled out the words of wisdom representing the whole Tamils.

  272. 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.

  273. 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.

  274. Dear Prof Puligal,

    I see no sign of any willingness by the pro-LTTE diaspora to recognise the following self-evident truths:

    – The LTTE has been completely militarily eradicated.

    – The military solution is simply not viable in SL. i.e. creating Eelam by force of arms against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Lankans.

    Of course, the post-War SL govt re-settlement & reconciliation process has been very imperfect, with many injustices remaining unaddressed, slow pace of settlement etc..

    Instead of engaging with the SL govt, the pro-LTTE diaspora behave as if they are still in the driving seat to influence political change in SL and in a position to dictate terms to the SL govt. Their absurd and counterproductive pursuit of various ‘war crimes’, ‘genocide’ and the rest of the drivel is clear proof of this fact.

    Remember what Rajapakse told Fatty Prabha, warning him not to start Eelam War IV? “gahuwoth gahanawa” (if-you-hit-me-I’ll-hit-you). Fatty scoffed at Rajapakse’s warning, resulting in the Eelam project’s key architects all getting a one-way ticket to Eelam-in-the-Underworld.

    But I still don’t exactly understand what you’re talking about. Can you please explain without using flowery language?

  275. 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.

  276. <More problems for the Trans-Global Eelam Rabble</b>

    The Trans-Global Eelam Rabble (TGER) were hoping that White Madam Clinton would exert pressure on SL to toe the West's line re., investigations and the rest. Unfortunately, the US's best friend Israel just committed 'Ship Genocide' against the Gaza aid convoy.

    Mrs Clinton appears to be strangely tongue-tied about Israel's actions. Very odd. Perhaps she's too busy doing her hair. She and the West will find it even more difficult to lecture Sri Lanka.

    The leaders of the TGER will meanwhile tear out whatever hair they have left at their impotence. 🙂

    AI have also issued thundering statements, demanding international investigations etc.

    The The International Crisis Group have not yet threatened to invade Israel in an 'R-2-P' mission. I guess they're scared of the Israelis.

    As you pro-Eelam drones seem so keen to 'learn lessons', have you learnt the lesson yet?

  277. Amnesty International has submitted a statement on Sri Lanka in connection with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The statement concerns the need for an international investigation into reported human rights abuses and war crimes committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. The statement can be found at http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA37/010/

  278. Amnesty International has submitted a statement on Sri Lanka in connection with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The statement concerns the need for an international investigation into reported human rights abuses and war crimes committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. The statement can be found at http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA37/010/

  279. Amnesty International has submitted a statement on Sri Lanka in connection with the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The statement concerns the need for an international investigation into reported human rights abuses and war crimes committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. The statement can be found at http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA37/010/

  280. Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    You and your people are not trustworthy and always go back on your words and just inflate the problems although the innocent Tamils still string along with myriad of hopes to lead a placid life out here with dignity.

    I don't see how you should know whether to trust me or not cause we don't know each other. I certainly cannot talk on behalf of others, but I see that your problem is trust.

    See, if we usually have a trust problem, what we do is go through a trustworthy channel, then Build the trust etc. I strongly suggest that you do the same – I mean this is a practice world over which you easily can follow.

    As for the GOSL, they are on a mission to build trust (as they say), so why not give it a try, after all, they are reaching out with the arms of trust and friendship – won't be a bad start to iron things out…..

    You must stop touching upon the topic. Will stop the day you guys & the hooligans of AI & HRW stop..

    Otherwise you must be trying to toy with our feelings.

    Not at all… Why should I ?

    You must first pluck up your courage to admit your faults of repudiating Tamil rights purely to pull through this ordeal and emerge with an accurate and practicable solution.

    I trust that when you mean "YOU" you meant the GOSL ??
    If so, I would proudly say that GOSL, under many leaderships including the current president Rajapakse has told sorry in many instances for some of the stuff that has happened before – as we all know the incident in 83' which we all condemn.

    Now, has the LTTE ever done this ?????? Even admitted a mistake they did ??? No !!! So what are you talking of here ???

    The accurate practical solutions were thrown since 87' with constitutional changes 'Palath Sabha" – Local Governments (is it?) etc. But what did the mentally sick LTTE do ???????? Didn't even start on anything… What happened to the Peace Accord with Ranil ??? They used it to bring down planes and Kill more Tamils as Lakshma K, Neelan T etc…

    So what are we talking of here ????? You (LTTE) don't even get involved in building the foundations… how do you expect to build the house of peace ???

    In pith and marrow, there is no point going on like this.

    Indeed, if you don't understand where we are coming from and what our intentions are, indeed it is useless… If you can see from above posts, I trust you can fathom out the Rubbish your guys have posted here – nothing related to topic, no discussion, no argument, but just cut and paste stuff.. And what do we do ?? Just write counter arguments…. Indeed no point !!! Most importantly, this site is useless actually, very little people visit this site and it attracts few traffic… But, still we do it for the love of our country and unity and peace of the country !!

    The juxtaposition of both of your options clearly reveals that both of them are nearly same.
    Obviously Noh ??? We stand for the same cause….

    If the first solution becomes unsuccessful, Tamils will have no other options than choosing the second.

    You should give a chance to any solution… You did not give the chance for the first, second, third or n th solution, so the final solution was Terrorist Piribaharan swimming in Nandikadal Lagoon in his Jangi !!!

    I think I have ladled out the words of wisdom representing the whole Tamils.

    As far as I am concerned, this is a discussion, and your content posted is pretty normal and nothing serious. It is normal stuff and I fail to identify the "Wisdom" part of it. I know how wise my fellow Tamils are, so, if you intend to keep using their good ethnicity, I expect you to come up with stronger points on how we could get together to develop the country where all of us could live in peace…

    Anyways, thanks so much for the post and sorry for calling you names before… I indeed enjoy discussing stuff like this than just throw stuff at pointless arguments… I hope the rest of the clan would also get in to conversations like you and not post rubbish..
    Thanks again !!

  281. Hello there Jim MD,

    It is interesting to see that in your post (June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm) you have mentioned under sub topic Violation of HR & HR Law, the suspected violations carried out by the GOSL (meaning the forces) and the LTTE.

    However, under Recommendations, you have only mentioned stuff that effects the GOSL. What plans for the LTTE ?? It is still active under the disguise of the Diaspora who are lying from there rear ends !!!!

  282. EDE,

    I don't quite agree with your post
    Of course, the post-War SL govt re-settlement & reconciliation process has been very imperfect, with many injustices remaining unaddressed, slow pace of settlement etc.

    I think the GOSL is doing the best possible. They do not have Aladdin's Magic lamp to do it over night. It is actually going at a great pace compared to some of the other projects we see dragging in the south. I mean, check the Colombo – Matara Highway, more than 5 years. But within a year, they did the road from Anuradhpura to Jaffa – which is twice the distance… I am overwhelmed with what has happened in the East – I wen to Bati recently, and, trust me, the roads are far better than what we drive in Colombo on…

    See, we know that we cannot compare our selves to some of the so called democracies in the world. We have our own way and pace of doing things (Which I agree is not right) – but what's happening with regard to this particular issue we are talking of is Amazingly fast & good by SL standards. – 🙂

  283. <More problems for the Trans-Global Eelam Rabble

    The Trans-Global Eelam Rabble (TGER) were hoping that White Madam Clinton would exert pressure on SL to toe the West’s line re., investigations and the rest. Unfortunately, the US’s best friend Israel just committed ‘Ship Genocide’ against the Gaza aid convoy.

    Mrs Clinton appears to be strangely tongue-tied about Israel’s actions. Very odd. Perhaps she’s too busy doing her hair. She and the West will find it even more difficult to lecture Sri Lanka.

    The leaders of the TGER will meanwhile tear out whatever hair they have left at their impotence. 🙂

    AI have also issued thundering statements, demanding international investigations etc.

    The The International Crisis Group have not yet threatened to invade Israel in an ‘R-2-P’ mission. I guess they’re scared of the Israelis.

    As you pro-Eelam drones seem so keen to ‘learn lessons’, have you learnt the lesson yet?

  284. Puligal Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

    You and your people are not trustworthy and always go back on your words and just inflate the problems although the innocent Tamils still string along with myriad of hopes to lead a placid life out here with dignity.

    I don’t see how you should know whether to trust me or not cause we don’t know each other. I certainly cannot talk on behalf of others, but I see that your problem is trust.

    See, if we usually have a trust problem, what we do is go through a trustworthy channel, then Build the trust etc. I strongly suggest that you do the same – I mean this is a practice world over which you easily can follow.

    As for the GOSL, they are on a mission to build trust (as they say), so why not give it a try, after all, they are reaching out with the arms of trust and friendship – won’t be a bad start to iron things out…..

    You must stop touching upon the topic. Will stop the day you guys & the hooligans of AI & HRW stop..

    Otherwise you must be trying to toy with our feelings.

    Not at all… Why should I ?

    You must first pluck up your courage to admit your faults of repudiating Tamil rights purely to pull through this ordeal and emerge with an accurate and practicable solution.

    I trust that when you mean “YOU” you meant the GOSL ??
    If so, I would proudly say that GOSL, under many leaderships including the current president Rajapakse has told sorry in many instances for some of the stuff that has happened before – as we all know the incident in 83′ which we all condemn.

    Now, has the LTTE ever done this ?????? Even admitted a mistake they did ??? No !!! So what are you talking of here ???

    The accurate practical solutions were thrown since 87′ with constitutional changes ‘Palath Sabha” – Local Governments (is it?) etc. But what did the mentally sick LTTE do ???????? Didn’t even start on anything… What happened to the Peace Accord with Ranil ??? They used it to bring down planes and Kill more Tamils as Lakshma K, Neelan T etc…

    So what are we talking of here ????? You (LTTE) don’t even get involved in building the foundations… how do you expect to build the house of peace ???

    In pith and marrow, there is no point going on like this.

    Indeed, if you don’t understand where we are coming from and what our intentions are, indeed it is useless… If you can see from above posts, I trust you can fathom out the Rubbish your guys have posted here – nothing related to topic, no discussion, no argument, but just cut and paste stuff.. And what do we do ?? Just write counter arguments…. Indeed no point !!! Most importantly, this site is useless actually, very little people visit this site and it attracts few traffic… But, still we do it for the love of our country and unity and peace of the country !!

    The juxtaposition of both of your options clearly reveals that both of them are nearly same.
    Obviously Noh ??? We stand for the same cause….

    If the first solution becomes unsuccessful, Tamils will have no other options than choosing the second.

    You should give a chance to any solution… You did not give the chance for the first, second, third or n th solution, so the final solution was Terrorist Piribaharan swimming in Nandikadal Lagoon in his Jangi !!!

    I think I have ladled out the words of wisdom representing the whole Tamils.

    As far as I am concerned, this is a discussion, and your content posted is pretty normal and nothing serious. It is normal stuff and I fail to identify the “Wisdom” part of it. I know how wise my fellow Tamils are, so, if you intend to keep using their good ethnicity, I expect you to come up with stronger points on how we could get together to develop the country where all of us could live in peace…

    Anyways, thanks so much for the post and sorry for calling you names before… I indeed enjoy discussing stuff like this than just throw stuff at pointless arguments… I hope the rest of the clan would also get in to conversations like you and not post rubbish..
    Thanks again !!

  285. Hello there Jim MD,

    It is interesting to see that in your post (June 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm) you have mentioned under sub topic Violation of HR & HR Law, the suspected violations carried out by the GOSL (meaning the forces) and the LTTE.

    However, under Recommendations, you have only mentioned stuff that effects the GOSL. What plans for the LTTE ?? It is still active under the disguise of the Diaspora who are lying from there rear ends !!!!

  286. EDE,

    I don’t quite agree with your post
    Of course, the post-War SL govt re-settlement & reconciliation process has been very imperfect, with many injustices remaining unaddressed, slow pace of settlement etc.

    I think the GOSL is doing the best possible. They do not have Aladdin’s Magic lamp to do it over night. It is actually going at a great pace compared to some of the other projects we see dragging in the south. I mean, check the Colombo – Matara Highway, more than 5 years. But within a year, they did the road from Anuradhpura to Jaffa – which is twice the distance… I am overwhelmed with what has happened in the East – I wen to Bati recently, and, trust me, the roads are far better than what we drive in Colombo on…

    See, we know that we cannot compare our selves to some of the so called democracies in the world. We have our own way and pace of doing things (Which I agree is not right) – but what’s happening with regard to this particular issue we are talking of is Amazingly fast & good by SL standards. – 🙂

  287. Dear Jim Gona,

    You highlight something that's completely ignored by our HR masters on their nice fat salaries. That SL is doing all of this despite being a very poor country with a huge budget deficit and having had its growth curtailed by decades of LTTE terrorism.

    We should commend countries like Japan, China, India, Iran giving massive financial help for the IDPs including de-mining machines etc. Hell, even the UK is grudgingly giving some assistance.

    There's this bizarre expectation that SL should achieve a Swiss-like standard of living, overnight within a year of the war being won.

    The most ironic aspect in all of this is the actions of the pro-LTTE diaspora simply delay the necessary reconciliation and re-building. But they never returned to live in their Peelam when it existed, so they're simply using the suffering of the IDPs to use against the SL govt.

    By 'injustices' I mean the political thing, on which the SL govt is vulnerable simply because whatever efforts are being made, aren't being clearly showcased.

  288. EDE

    The Sinhalese are experienced in acting as backbiters.

    That deceiving nature helps them to retain in power and progress by and by.

    They can glide between others furtively to obtain their goals.

    This deceiving kind should be deceived kindlessly.

  289. Hey there EDE,

    Indeed !!

    As much as there are HR organization ready to bite a leg when they are let off the chains, this is where I wonder whether there are any decent HR organizations who would actually commend a good job done for HR by any party ??????

    This probably is the difference between a government, UN and a HR organization. You cannot give brains to those who live by a book – they have tunnel vision and do not look beyond a situation and try to understand or reason out the situation. A government that experiences it surely understands. hence, the support from the governments of USA & UK + the others who have always been with us. Specially India and recently China and Russia !!

    I will be honest with you, I am utterly amused and glad about the development happening in the area – OK, I curse at time when my vehicle is driven over pot holes in Colombo streets, but, I know that it is being held back because there are much needed areas elsewhere than Colombo – I know that many others think that way too… Anyways, Sad to know that some are so blind to appreciate such facts and also sad that some will never get to see that !!!

  290. Puli Puli Puli !!!!!!!!!!

    You are changing colours again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

    I see one right post from you and think that we could actually start a decent conversation, and see what you go and post 🙁 !!!

    The Sinhalese are experienced in acting as backbiters.That deceiving nature helps them to retain in power and progress by and by. They can glide between others furtively to obtain their goals.This deceiving kind should be deceived kindlessly.

    Very stupid post – Takes you back to the Neanderthal age 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Dude, where would the trust start ?? I had a long post about trust not few days ago explaining all about trust !!

    If at all someone should be mistrusted, it is you and the clan noh ??? The GOSL and the Sri Lankans trusted that the LTTE matter could be sorted by talking on several occasions and agreed for cease fires and had many discussions. But, what happened ? During that time, they re-grouped, re-armed and killed many people including a load of Tamils. So, you tell me why you guys should be trusted for a change ?????????

  291. Dear Jim Gona,

    You highlight something that’s completely ignored by our HR masters on their nice fat salaries. That SL is doing all of this despite being a very poor country with a huge budget deficit and having had its growth curtailed by decades of LTTE terrorism.

    We should commend countries like Japan, China, India, Iran giving massive financial help for the IDPs including de-mining machines etc. Hell, even the UK is grudgingly giving some assistance.

    There’s this bizarre expectation that SL should achieve a Swiss-like standard of living, overnight within a year of the war being won.

    The most ironic aspect in all of this is the actions of the pro-LTTE diaspora simply delay the necessary reconciliation and re-building. But they never returned to live in their Peelam when it existed, so they’re simply using the suffering of the IDPs to use against the SL govt.

    By ‘injustices’ I mean the political thing, on which the SL govt is vulnerable simply because whatever efforts are being made, aren’t being clearly showcased.

  292. EDE

    The Sinhalese are experienced in acting as backbiters.

    That deceiving nature helps them to retain in power and progress by and by.

    They can glide between others furtively to obtain their goals.

    This deceiving kind should be deceived kindlessly.

  293. 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.

  294. Hey there EDE,

    Indeed !!

    As much as there are HR organization ready to bite a leg when they are let off the chains, this is where I wonder whether there are any decent HR organizations who would actually commend a good job done for HR by any party ??????

    This probably is the difference between a government, UN and a HR organization. You cannot give brains to those who live by a book – they have tunnel vision and do not look beyond a situation and try to understand or reason out the situation. A government that experiences it surely understands. hence, the support from the governments of USA & UK + the others who have always been with us. Specially India and recently China and Russia !!

    I will be honest with you, I am utterly amused and glad about the development happening in the area – OK, I curse at time when my vehicle is driven over pot holes in Colombo streets, but, I know that it is being held back because there are much needed areas elsewhere than Colombo – I know that many others think that way too… Anyways, Sad to know that some are so blind to appreciate such facts and also sad that some will never get to see that !!!

  295. Puli Puli Puli !!!!!!!!!!

    You are changing colours again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

    I see one right post from you and think that we could actually start a decent conversation, and see what you go and post 🙁 !!!

    The Sinhalese are experienced in acting as backbiters.That deceiving nature helps them to retain in power and progress by and by. They can glide between others furtively to obtain their goals.This deceiving kind should be deceived kindlessly.

    Very stupid post – Takes you back to the Neanderthal age 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Dude, where would the trust start ?? I had a long post about trust not few days ago explaining all about trust !!

    If at all someone should be mistrusted, it is you and the clan noh ??? The GOSL and the Sri Lankans trusted that the LTTE matter could be sorted by talking on several occasions and agreed for cease fires and had many discussions. But, what happened ? During that time, they re-grouped, re-armed and killed many people including a load of Tamils. So, you tell me why you guys should be trusted for a change ?????????

  296. 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.

  297. More Global Injustice 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.

  298. More Global Injustice 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.

  299. More Global Injustice 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.

  300. ‘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.

  301. 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

  302. ‘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.

  303. ‘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.

  304. More Global Injustice 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.

  305. 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

  306. 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

  307. EDE,

    You know what I feel ?? I think it is only 2 Mentally challenged LTTE guys who are posting here… This guy Rohan comes with several handles (Shoba, Hari, etc) and pastes stuff from other web sites and then the Puligal guy get's someone else to write rubbish on behalf of him and post here.

    See, the reason is that All Rohan and his Poser handles posts are kind of in line and Puligal's writing style and replyins do not have any connection to any posts or anything he says before – utterly confused in nature. Reminds me of the cartoon character wired scientist – LOL !!!

    Take for example the post of Rajapakse completing 4 years from Hari and Army commander instated as GA of Vavuniya – you will see what I mean…
    If I ask what happened to the singhalees who were there in Vavuni before Apes of LTTE chased them out, he will never reply – They are more or less like rusted robots of 1950's. No Brains, but programmed to do stuff like carrying shit buckets. – LOL

    If the AI guys do an IP check, possibly they would be able to track all IP's to one location. However, I don't trust the AI system my self as you can experience from the Thumbs Up and Down system. Change in location of login to the net, you can vote even 100 times. No wonder these 2 Terrorists are repeat voting !!!

  308. ‘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.

  309. 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

  310. EDE,

    You know what I feel ?? I think it is only 2 Mentally challenged LTTE guys who are posting here… This guy Rohan comes with several handles (Shoba, Hari, etc) and pastes stuff from other web sites and then the Puligal guy get’s someone else to write rubbish on behalf of him and post here.

    See, the reason is that All Rohan and his Poser handles posts are kind of in line and Puligal’s writing style and replyins do not have any connection to any posts or anything he says before – utterly confused in nature. Reminds me of the cartoon character wired scientist – LOL !!!

    Take for example the post of Rajapakse completing 4 years from Hari and Army commander instated as GA of Vavuniya – you will see what I mean…
    If I ask what happened to the singhalees who were there in Vavuni before Apes of LTTE chased them out, he will never reply – They are more or less like rusted robots of 1950’s. No Brains, but programmed to do stuff like carrying shit buckets. – LOL

    If the AI guys do an IP check, possibly they would be able to track all IP’s to one location. However, I don’t trust the AI system my self as you can experience from the Thumbs Up and Down system. Change in location of login to the net, you can vote even 100 times. No wonder these 2 Terrorists are repeat voting !!!

  311. 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

  312. 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

  313. 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

  314. 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

  315. 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

  316. 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

  317. Murugan,

    Thanks for that hilarious and bonkers piece on Eelam. Since Eelam now only exists in your mind, it can be as large as you like. Why restrict it to a postage stamp size?

    The rest is the usual whiny list of Eelamish grievances. I'm very re-assured that you and the rest of the Eelam crowd still refuse to engage in any serious self-examination and self-criticism as to why the LTTE failed so miserably to attain Eelam and condemned all of SL to live in terror and misery for so long.

    Let me help you (so don't say I don't think of you guys) on making a start. Read this brilliant piece by Dr Dayan (Hammer of the LTTE) Jayatilleka.
    http://tinyurl.com/38e3ns9

    "In hard science when an experiment repeatedly fails and finally blows up the lab with it, the very assumptions which form the basis of the experiment are reassessed and often abandoned. The empirically evident track record of Tamil nationalist politics in Sri Lanka is that of repeated failure capped by defeat."

    Actually, perhaps its better if you keep blaming everyone (the nasty Moda Chingalams, India, Pakistani pilots, UNHRC, US, UK etc) but your own selves.

    If you're feeling nostalgic, have a look here at the now-defunct 'Eelam Court System'.
    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7

    Ahhhh.. the good old days for you, no? 🙂

  318. Sinhalese Greed

    There is a saying in Tamil about "A dog and the haystack". It is about a dog that preventing a calf from eating from a haystack yet hay is not a diet for this dog. Likewise the Sinhalese went to great length to prevent from Tamil's having their rights restored in their own homeland. It clearly gives a snap shot into the inner workings of their demented mind.

    The Eelam is probably one of the smallest of all nations of the world and it is a historic homeland of the Tamils. Although many historical proof exists concerning Tamils being the first inhabitants of Ceylon, the Tamils only wanted a free Tamil homeland that is a size of a postage stamp in all of Ceylon.

    Contrary to what the Tamils call as their homeland, the Sinhalese occupy one of the most fertile portion of Ceylon. Yet they could not control their GREED and executed one of the worst kind of genocide against the Tamils who only wanted their rights restored in their homeland.

    The Tamils resorted to armed struggle only after when all kinds of peaceful political protest against the majority failed over a period 40 years. The Sinhalese were unwilling for a negotiated settlement that would have saved over 200,000 Tamil lives and about 20,000 Sinhalese lives. Instead they waged a war with borrowed money and lethal weapons that cost over 40,000 innocent Tamils, They herded away the remnant into concentration camps. After all these carnage, what these Sinhalese is beyond our capability to understand how human beings could be so evil. They went to great length hide their evidence of crime against humanity (It is reported in a Tamil weekly magazine recently that China has provided a sophisticated equipment to burn the corpses so, majority of the dead could be burned without a trace. It explains why the Sinhalese general public gives approval for not letting the the Tamil survivors back to their villages. The government is letting the Sinhala criminals to occupy tamil land even at the cost of ecological disaster to some areas closer to Mullaitivu yet the Tamils are barred. From Jaffna to Pulmodai the Sinhalese are extracting minerals to limestone under the protection from Sinhala army and the world has no word to explain the greed of the Sinhalese.

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

  319. Murugan,

    Thanks for that hilarious and bonkers piece on Eelam. Since Eelam now only exists in your mind, it can be as large as you like. Why restrict it to a postage stamp size?

    The rest is the usual whiny list of Eelamish grievances. I'm very re-assured that you and the rest of the Eelam crowd still refuse to engage in any serious self-examination and self-criticism as to why the LTTE failed so miserably to attain Eelam and condemned all of SL to live in terror and misery for so long.

    Let me help you (so don't say I don't think of you guys) on making a start. Read this brilliant piece by Dr Dayan (Hammer of the LTTE) Jayatilleka.
    http://tinyurl.com/38e3ns9

    "In hard science when an experiment repeatedly fails and finally blows up the lab with it, the very assumptions which form the basis of the experiment are reassessed and often abandoned. The empirically evident track record of Tamil nationalist politics in Sri Lanka is that of repeated failure capped by defeat."

    Actually, perhaps its better if you keep blaming everyone (the nasty Moda Chingalams, India, Pakistani pilots, UNHRC, US, UK etc) but your own selves.

    If you're feeling nostalgic, have a look here at the now-defunct 'Eelam Court System'.
    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7

    Ahhhh.. the good old days for you, no? 🙂

  320. Murugan,

    Thanks for that hilarious and bonkers piece on Eelam. Since Eelam now only exists in your mind, it can be as large as you like. Why restrict it to a postage stamp size?

    The rest is the usual whiny list of Eelamish grievances. I'm very re-assured that you and the rest of the Eelam crowd still refuse to engage in any serious self-examination and self-criticism as to why the LTTE failed so miserably to attain Eelam and condemned all of SL to live in terror and misery for so long.

    Let me help you (so don't say I don't think of you guys) on making a start. Read this brilliant piece by Dr Dayan (Hammer of the LTTE) Jayatilleka.
    http://tinyurl.com/38e3ns9

    "In hard science when an experiment repeatedly fails and finally blows up the lab with it, the very assumptions which form the basis of the experiment are reassessed and often abandoned. The empirically evident track record of Tamil nationalist politics in Sri Lanka is that of repeated failure capped by defeat."

    Actually, perhaps its better if you keep blaming everyone (the nasty Moda Chingalams, India, Pakistani pilots, UNHRC, US, UK etc) but your own selves.

    If you're feeling nostalgic, have a look here at the now-defunct 'Eelam Court System'.
    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7

    Ahhhh.. the good old days for you, no? 🙂

  321. To Eelam delenda est

    EDE, we both know the score and, in any case, you really shouldn't get so vexed by my comments here.

    Apart from the fact that it's not good for your blood pressure, if you can't bear the heat, why must you always place yourself so close to the oven?

  322. Murugan,

    I didn't realise that copy-pasting news items now counted as 'comment'. But, hey, times are tough and you need to get ammunition from wherever you can. I understand that.

    Judging by the noise and postings, I'd say the only people suffering from high blood pressure are the Eelamists. 🙂 There's simply no way to keep up with the Eelam News Service, so think of my efforts as a small counter-blast.

    On the 'keeping score' front, a neutral observer would have to say that the Eelamists comprehensively lost the series. A bit of a whitewash, no?

    I mean, I really hate to bring this up, but as you mentioned 'scores', I think its only fair to recall the final battle of encirclement at Aanandapuram. Hell, even SL MOD (defence.lk) were complimentary about the LTTE's performance.

    But as they say, there's nothing so tragic as dying for nothing. http://tinyurl.com/3ama3lj

    The diaspora of course did everything but the 'dying' bit…

  323. Murugan,

    I didn't realise that copy-pasting news items now counted as 'comment'. But, hey, times are tough and you need to get ammunition from wherever you can. I understand that.

    Judging by the noise and postings, I'd say the only people suffering from high blood pressure are the Eelamists. 🙂 There's simply no way to keep up with the Eelam News Service, so think of my efforts as a small counter-blast.

    On the 'keeping score' front, a neutral observer would have to say that the Eelamists comprehensively lost the series. A bit of a whitewash, no?

    I mean, I really hate to bring this up, but as you mentioned 'scores', I think its only fair to recall the final battle of encirclement at Aanandapuram. Hell, even SL MOD (defence.lk) were complimentary about the LTTE's performance.

    But as they say, there's nothing so tragic as dying for nothing. http://tinyurl.com/3ama3lj

    The diaspora of course did everything but the 'dying' bit…

  324. Murugan,

    I didn't realise that copy-pasting news items now counted as 'comment'. But, hey, times are tough and you need to get ammunition from wherever you can. I understand that.

    Judging by the noise and postings, I'd say the only people suffering from high blood pressure are the Eelamists. 🙂 There's simply no way to keep up with the Eelam News Service, so think of my efforts as a small counter-blast.

    On the 'keeping score' front, a neutral observer would have to say that the Eelamists comprehensively lost the series. A bit of a whitewash, no?

    I mean, I really hate to bring this up, but as you mentioned 'scores', I think its only fair to recall the final battle of encirclement at Aanandapuram. Hell, even SL MOD (defence.lk) were complimentary about the LTTE's performance.

    But as they say, there's nothing so tragic as dying for nothing. http://tinyurl.com/3ama3lj

    The diaspora of course did everything but the 'dying' bit…

  325. 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

  326. 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

  327. Sinhalese Greed

    There is a saying in Tamil about “A dog and the haystack”. It is about a dog that preventing a calf from eating from a haystack yet hay is not a diet for this dog. Likewise the Sinhalese went to great length to prevent from Tamil’s having their rights restored in their own homeland. It clearly gives a snap shot into the inner workings of their demented mind.

    The Eelam is probably one of the smallest of all nations of the world and it is a historic homeland of the Tamils. Although many historical proof exists concerning Tamils being the first inhabitants of Ceylon, the Tamils only wanted a free Tamil homeland that is a size of a postage stamp in all of Ceylon.

    Contrary to what the Tamils call as their homeland, the Sinhalese occupy one of the most fertile portion of Ceylon. Yet they could not control their GREED and executed one of the worst kind of genocide against the Tamils who only wanted their rights restored in their homeland.

    The Tamils resorted to armed struggle only after when all kinds of peaceful political protest against the majority failed over a period 40 years. The Sinhalese were unwilling for a negotiated settlement that would have saved over 200,000 Tamil lives and about 20,000 Sinhalese lives. Instead they waged a war with borrowed money and lethal weapons that cost over 40,000 innocent Tamils, They herded away the remnant into concentration camps. After all these carnage, what these Sinhalese is beyond our capability to understand how human beings could be so evil. They went to great length hide their evidence of crime against humanity (It is reported in a Tamil weekly magazine recently that China has provided a sophisticated equipment to burn the corpses so, majority of the dead could be burned without a trace. It explains why the Sinhalese general public gives approval for not letting the the Tamil survivors back to their villages. The government is letting the Sinhala criminals to occupy tamil land even at the cost of ecological disaster to some areas closer to Mullaitivu yet the Tamils are barred. From Jaffna to Pulmodai the Sinhalese are extracting minerals to limestone under the protection from Sinhala army and the world has no word to explain the greed of the Sinhalese.

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

  328. Murugan,

    Thanks for that hilarious and bonkers piece on Eelam. Since Eelam now only exists in your mind, it can be as large as you like. Why restrict it to a postage stamp size?

    The rest is the usual whiny list of Eelamish grievances. I’m very re-assured that you and the rest of the Eelam crowd still refuse to engage in any serious self-examination and self-criticism as to why the LTTE failed so miserably to attain Eelam and condemned all of SL to live in terror and misery for so long.

    Let me help you (so don’t say I don’t think of you guys) on making a start. Read this brilliant piece by Dr Dayan (Hammer of the LTTE) Jayatilleka.

    http://tinyurl.com/38e3ns9

    “In hard science when an experiment repeatedly fails and finally blows up the lab with it, the very assumptions which form the basis of the experiment are reassessed and often abandoned. The empirically evident track record of Tamil nationalist politics in Sri Lanka is that of repeated failure capped by defeat.”

    Actually, perhaps its better if you keep blaming everyone (the nasty Moda Chingalams, India, Pakistani pilots, UNHRC, US, UK etc) but your own selves.

    If you’re feeling nostalgic, have a look here at the now-defunct ‘Eelam Court System’.

    http://tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7865

    Ahhhh.. the good old days for you, no? 🙂

  329. To Eelam delenda est

    EDE, we both know the score and, in any case, you really shouldn’t get so vexed by my comments here.

    Apart from the fact that it’s not good for your blood pressure, if you can’t bear the heat, why must you always place yourself so close to the oven?

  330. Murugan,

    I didn’t realise that copy-pasting news items now counted as ‘comment’. But, hey, times are tough and you need to get ammunition from wherever you can. I understand that.

    Judging by the noise and postings, I’d say the only people suffering from high blood pressure are the Eelamists. 🙂 There’s simply no way to keep up with the Eelam News Service, so think of my efforts as a small counter-blast.

    On the ‘keeping score’ front, a neutral observer would have to say that the Eelamists comprehensively lost the series. A bit of a whitewash, no?

    I mean, I really hate to bring this up, but as you mentioned ‘scores’, I think its only fair to recall the final battle of encirclement at Aanandapuram. Hell, even SL MOD (defence.lk) were complimentary about the LTTE’s performance.

    But as they say, there’s nothing so tragic as dying for nothing. http://tinyurl.com/3ama3lj

    The diaspora of course did everything but the ‘dying’ bit…

  331. EDE

    I laughed up to my sleeves after seeing your comment.

    Don't lust to capture Justice even?

    You are an opportunist.

    You lick Rajapaksa masters' legs.

    May be why you are now trying to butter up Tamils is you have got the whole from your master.

  332. EDE

    I laughed up to my sleeves after seeing your comment.

    Don’t lust to capture Justice even?

    You are an opportunist.

    You lick Rajapaksa masters’ legs.

    May be why you are now trying to butter up Tamils is you have got the whole from your master.

  333. EDE – Bravo !!

    Excellent post !!!

    And for Dr. Dayan J – absolutely brilliant…

    I see that Puli is back in – I though he was gibberish about being careful when posting about what he posts -LOL !! and see what he has gone and done !!!!!!!!! – Post more laughing material for us – I guess Puligal is the Joker of court in the kingdom of Transsexual Eelam Government – LOL !!!

    I guess licking Rajapakse's legs ( i guess he meant feet) is better than getting the rear end pumped by mentally challenged Piribaharan – I mean, Puligal yet seems to enjoy the rear end pumping sessions – LOL !!!

    His underdeveloped brain has still failed to understand the Smashing Terrorists all over to buttering Tamils – no need to butter tamils – they are already on our side. Hooo Hooo …..

    * We are the champions my friends – We have won the battle in the end – We are the Champions, We are the champions, No time for loosers cause we are the champions………………… of the WORLD !!!!!*

    All you mentally under developed Terrorists of Eeelam !!!!!!!!!!

    Woooooo Hooooooo !!!!

  334. Jim Gona (JG)

    As an analyst, I made some intractable remarks about JG which are insightful and extremely perceptive.

    I know many racists such as JG who is most commonly known as a thief titters nervously and pretends to laugh the matter off in a bid to hide the defeat and his real agitation in some cases.

    He is finding ways to wake up the dacoits, hooligans, extortionate people, knaves, shoplifters, bullies and dealers to rake up the passion of driving the people out of the arena through backstair influence.

    The honest people who always go through channels such as me will be kept in bondage or servitude.

    It's cruel to take delight in others' misfortune.

  335. Puligal Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Pukeeeeeeeeeeee !!

    As an analyst, I made some intractable remarks about JG which are insightful and extremely perceptive.

    Do I see someone trying to boost his Ego by calling him self an analyst ??? I feel sorry for the company or organization you analyze for – I mean you really suck at it !!!! Oh – I forgot, you analyze for the Transsexual Government of Eelam ha ?? No wonder they knocked their rear end on the floor trying to get in to good books of UN and Legally elected governments – only to be "Disqualified" !!

    Why not try to use your brain to analyse on how to peel a banana ???

    I know many racists such as JG who is most commonly known as a thief titters nervously and pretends to laugh the matter off in a bid to hide the defeat and his real agitation in some cases.

    You Pathetic Moron – Give me a single example where I could be called a racist !!!!!!! Give me Proof – I can give you plenty of proof on you being a racist Ape !!

    People defeated usually don't laugh – like what I see in your posts – you sound down, desperate, pitiful and most importantly pathetic. All you apes sound like you are being dragged down a raging river and would hang on to even a broom stick if thrown at you !!! – Utterly Pathetic and full of lies and nonsense !!! Get a life man – It's over – live with it and try take it to your ape brains !! You at least are in the safe heavens of the west – start a new chapter in your pathetic lives – don't try to distract the innocent Tamil people in Sri Lanka who are finally happy !!

    He is finding ways to wake up the dacoits, hooligans, extortionate people, knaves, shoplifters, bullies and dealers to rake up the passion of driving the people out of the arena through backstair influence.

    You are describing all what you LTTE Apes did in the west – This is exactly what you did for the very people who gave you amnesty / asylum in those countries – Act like Hooligans, Shoplift and send the money to LTTE, Steel Credit cards, Money laundering, etc….

    You sound Old – May be your son (if you are not as Impotent as I feel and have one) should be able to explain all you have listed above (Shop Lifting, Credit card scandals, Hooliganism and clowning around (What U missed out)

    The honest people who always go through channels such as me will be kept in bondage or servitude.

    Channels as you ????? You need to channel a psychiatrist ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me on this !!!! All the Bondage I see you doing is inserting that unpeeled banana up your @$$ 🙂 !!!

    It’s cruel to take delight in others’ misfortune.

    Others misfortune ???? The only misfortune you have is an under developed brain to fathom out right from wrong – actually, there are a handful of you who are a curse to this world. Hope you die and rot in hell soon. This is for the sake of the whole world – We need to see a world free from Terrorists be it Piribaharan, Adela Balawedam, Bin Laden or Puligan !!

  336. EDE – Bravo !!

    Excellent post !!!

    And for Dr. Dayan J – absolutely brilliant…

    I see that Puli is back in – I though he was gibberish about being careful when posting about what he posts -LOL !! and see what he has gone and done !!!!!!!!! – Post more laughing material for us – I guess Puligal is the Joker of court in the kingdom of Transsexual Eelam Government – LOL !!!

    I guess licking Rajapakse’s legs ( i guess he meant feet) is better than getting the rear end pumped by mentally challenged Piribaharan – I mean, Puligal yet seems to enjoy the rear end pumping sessions – LOL !!!

    His underdeveloped brain has still failed to understand the Smashing Terrorists all over to buttering Tamils – no need to butter tamils – they are already on our side. Hooo Hooo …..

    * We are the champions my friends – We have won the battle in the end – We are the Champions, We are the champions, No time for loosers cause we are the champions………………… of the WORLD !!!!!*

    All you mentally under developed Terrorists of Eeelam !!!!!!!!!!

    Woooooo Hooooooo !!!!

  337. Jim Gona (JG)

    As an analyst, I made some intractable remarks about JG which are insightful and extremely perceptive.

    I know many racists such as JG who is most commonly known as a thief titters nervously and pretends to laugh the matter off in a bid to hide the defeat and his real agitation in some cases.

    He is finding ways to wake up the dacoits, hooligans, extortionate people, knaves, shoplifters, bullies and dealers to rake up the passion of driving the people out of the arena through backstair influence.

    The honest people who always go through channels such as me will be kept in bondage or servitude.

    It’s cruel to take delight in others’ misfortune.

  338. Puligal Says:
    June 5th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Pukeeeeeeeeeeee !!

    As an analyst, I made some intractable remarks about JG which are insightful and extremely perceptive.

    Do I see someone trying to boost his Ego by calling him self an analyst ??? I feel sorry for the company or organization you analyze for – I mean you really suck at it !!!! Oh – I forgot, you analyze for the Transsexual Government of Eelam ha ?? No wonder they knocked their rear end on the floor trying to get in to good books of UN and Legally elected governments – only to be “Disqualified” !!

    Why not try to use your brain to analyse on how to peel a banana ???

    I know many racists such as JG who is most commonly known as a thief titters nervously and pretends to laugh the matter off in a bid to hide the defeat and his real agitation in some cases.

    You Pathetic Moron – Give me a single example where I could be called a racist !!!!!!! Give me Proof – I can give you plenty of proof on you being a racist Ape !!

    People defeated usually don’t laugh – like what I see in your posts – you sound down, desperate, pitiful and most importantly pathetic. All you apes sound like you are being dragged down a raging river and would hang on to even a broom stick if thrown at you !!! – Utterly Pathetic and full of lies and nonsense !!! Get a life man – It’s over – live with it and try take it to your ape brains !! You at least are in the safe heavens of the west – start a new chapter in your pathetic lives – don’t try to distract the innocent Tamil people in Sri Lanka who are finally happy !!

    He is finding ways to wake up the dacoits, hooligans, extortionate people, knaves, shoplifters, bullies and dealers to rake up the passion of driving the people out of the arena through backstair influence.

    You are describing all what you LTTE Apes did in the west – This is exactly what you did for the very people who gave you amnesty / asylum in those countries – Act like Hooligans, Shoplift and send the money to LTTE, Steel Credit cards, Money laundering, etc….

    You sound Old – May be your son (if you are not as Impotent as I feel and have one) should be able to explain all you have listed above (Shop Lifting, Credit card scandals, Hooliganism and clowning around (What U missed out)

    The honest people who always go through channels such as me will be kept in bondage or servitude.

    Channels as you ????? You need to channel a psychiatrist ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me on this !!!! All the Bondage I see you doing is inserting that unpeeled banana up your @$$ 🙂 !!!

    It’s cruel to take delight in others’ misfortune.

    Others misfortune ???? The only misfortune you have is an under developed brain to fathom out right from wrong – actually, there are a handful of you who are a curse to this world. Hope you die and rot in hell soon. This is for the sake of the whole world – We need to see a world free from Terrorists be it Piribaharan, Adela Balawedam, Bin Laden or Puligan !!

  339. Moderators and AI !!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously what's the use of having a voting system (Thumbs up / down) system on this blog if people can repeat vote ??? Is it that you want to make it like American Idol ??? I mean, I go to a public hotspot, log in several times with different NAT IP's, I get to vote over and over – What's the use ??????? Do U still wish to continue with the voting system for the benefit of the LTTE as you usually do ?? I would prefer an answer for this !!

  340. Esteemed Prof. Puligal,

    Thanks for the weekend's laughs. 🙂 Your postings become more surreal and brilliant by the day. I don't for a moment believe that you're a pro-Eelamist, rather someone who likes to provoke to get a reaction! Long may you continue to befuddle and confuse the LTTE diaspora. 🙂 🙂 {admittedly not the most difficult task in the world)

    Great new words. I particularly liked "nullifidian". although 'ambiguous' might be better word than 'tergiversate'. Now, don't show off your English skills 🙂

    Jim Gonna's been battling the Eelam nutters long before I turned my attention to AI's devious neo-colonial edicts to SL.

    Pathivu,

    India helping SL to crush the LTTE was payback for your idiot Fat Boy murdering Rajiv. Do you think they'd forgotten ?

    And to show Tamil Nadu not to get any ideas about breaking the Indian Union. In fact, Indians being such good businessmen got two-for-the price of one. Smart, no?

    Tamil Nadu fools can protest and defecate as much as they like, but when it mattered, they did NOT march in their millions and offer their lives to save Fat Boy from meeting his destiny as an axe juggler.

  341. 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

  342. 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

  343. 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

  344. 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

  345. 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

  346. 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

  347. 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

  348. 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

  349. 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

  350. Moderators and AI !!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously what’s the use of having a voting system (Thumbs up / down) system on this blog if people can repeat vote ??? Is it that you want to make it like American Idol ??? I mean, I go to a public hotspot, log in several times with different NAT IP’s, I get to vote over and over – What’s the use ??????? Do U still wish to continue with the voting system for the benefit of the LTTE as you usually do ?? I would prefer an answer for this !!

  351. Esteemed Prof. Puligal,

    Thanks for the weekend’s laughs. 🙂 Your postings become more surreal and brilliant by the day. I don’t for a moment believe that you’re a pro-Eelamist, rather someone who likes to provoke to get a reaction! Long may you continue to befuddle and confuse the LTTE diaspora. 🙂 🙂 {admittedly not the most difficult task in the world)

    Great new words. I particularly liked “nullifidian”. although ‘ambiguous’ might be better word than ‘tergiversate’. Now, don’t show off your English skills 🙂

    Jim Gonna’s been battling the Eelam nutters long before I turned my attention to AI’s devious neo-colonial edicts to SL.

    Pathivu,

    India helping SL to crush the LTTE was payback for your idiot Fat Boy murdering Rajiv. Do you think they’d forgotten ?

    And to show Tamil Nadu not to get any ideas about breaking the Indian Union. In fact, Indians being such good businessmen got two-for-the price of one. Smart, no?

    Tamil Nadu fools can protest and defecate as much as they like, but when it mattered, they did NOT march in their millions and offer their lives to save Fat Boy from meeting his destiny as an axe juggler.

  352. 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

  353. 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

  354. 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

  355. Found a very interesting and Hilarious post, However, let me not waste my time on the whole post, but the last sentence !

    Murugan Says:
    June 4th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

    Indeed Buddha, Christ, Shiva and Allah – All needs protection from the Terrorist Apes of LTTE !!!!

    During the war, LTTE killed so many Buddhist monks including the venerable Thero of Aranthalawa. The Kurukkal of Jaffna Shiva Kovil, Many Christian clergy, Many Muslms including Lebbe's (Remember Kaththankudi??)

    You wanna refresh your memory, here is the list !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Interesting noh ????? I know that Apes kind of remember things for sometime, where as it is fish that are suppose to forget things within seconds. However, your brain seems to not have evolved even to the standards of a fish – Madakariya ??

    Also, as the war finished, we found out that some of the ancient stone carvings (Sell Lipi) were destroyed by the LTTE. Some have painted over these invaluable historical monuments. The Ancient Temples and even certain Kovils that bro anti-Eelam evidence were destroyed…. So indeed all religious matter needs protection from the Terrorist mentality Apes of LTTE and it's decendent supporters.

    Also, I don't know for how long you have been in the west. But, if you could remember your roots right, you would know that religion is a part of us living in the Indian continent. We will have Temples and Kovils almost all over the place – at least a stature around the corner. Take for example the beautiful Tamilnadu… You will find at least a stature of a Horse that they worship under every pillar and post. So it is our culture to which you belong too. How can you say anyone not to do so ??? As much as you criticize having temples, why not talk about the new Kovils that have come up around the Island ???? You don't see the Sinhalees shouting or writing on these blogs opposing the new Kovil that is coming up in Kelaniya – Especially when it is close the the most sacred Buddhist Temple of Keleniya. Also, Mervyn Silva is sponsoring this Kovil !! What Rubbish are you talking of ????

    We don't mind shrines of all kinds around every corner of Sri Lanka – Why you worried ?? Low mentality or no mental at all ??

  356. 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 ??????????????

    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 !!!

  357. Rohan Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    If at all Arundathi Roy made that comment, She definitely would have been high on Cocaine at that time !! LOL – Corporate gimmick ????? Common !!!

  358. EDE !!

    Great new words. I particularly liked “nullifidian”. although ‘ambiguous’ might be better word than ‘tergiversate’. Now, don’t show off your English skills

    LOL !!

    Indeed – hey you think what I think ??

    I think Prof Pukee (Puligal) types something on MS word and then Shift+F7 all the words – LOL – that's why it sounds so off balance – He might be thinking that each word in it's own context would exactly mean the same and could be used as it is – LOL !!!!

  359. Found a very interesting and Hilarious post, However, let me not waste my time on the whole post, but the last sentence !

    Murugan Says:
    June 4th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

    Indeed Buddha, Christ, Shiva and Allah – All needs protection from the Terrorist Apes of LTTE !!!!

    During the war, LTTE killed so many Buddhist monks including the venerable Thero of Aranthalawa. The Kurukkal of Jaffna Shiva Kovil, Many Christian clergy, Many Muslms including Lebbe's (Remember Kaththankudi??)

    You wanna refresh your memory, here is the list !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Interesting noh ????? I know that Apes kind of remember things for sometime, where as it is fish that are suppose to forget things within seconds. However, your brain seems to not have evolved even to the standards of a fish – Madakariya ??

    Also, as the war finished, we found out that some of the ancient stone carvings (Sell Lipi) were destroyed by the LTTE. Some have painted over these invaluable historical monuments. The Ancient Temples and even certain Kovils that bro anti-Eelam evidence were destroyed…. So indeed all religious matter needs protection from the Terrorist mentality Apes of LTTE and it's decendent supporters.

    Also, I don't know for how long you have been in the west. But, if you could remember your roots right, you would know that religion is a part of us living in the Indian continent. We will have Temples and Kovils almost all over the place – at least a stature around the corner. Take for example the beautiful Tamilnadu… You will find at least a stature of a Horse that they worship under every pillar and post. So it is our culture to which you belong too. How can you say anyone not to do so ??? As much as you criticize having temples, why not talk about the new Kovils that have come up around the Island ???? You don't see the Sinhalees shouting or writing on these blogs opposing the new Kovil that is coming up in Kelaniya – Especially when it is close the the most sacred Buddhist Temple of Keleniya. Also, Mervyn Silva is sponsoring this Kovil !! What Rubbish are you talking of ????

    We don't mind shrines of all kinds around every corner of Sri Lanka – Why you worried ?? Low mentality or no mental at all ??

  360. Found a very interesting and Hilarious post, However, let me not waste my time on the whole post, but the last sentence !

    Murugan Says:
    June 4th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

    Indeed Buddha, Christ, Shiva and Allah – All needs protection from the Terrorist Apes of LTTE !!!!

    During the war, LTTE killed so many Buddhist monks including the venerable Thero of Aranthalawa. The Kurukkal of Jaffna Shiva Kovil, Many Christian clergy, Many Muslms including Lebbe's (Remember Kaththankudi??)

    You wanna refresh your memory, here is the list !!
    http://www.spur.asn.au/prominent_tamil_leaders_ki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attr

    Interesting noh ????? I know that Apes kind of remember things for sometime, where as it is fish that are suppose to forget things within seconds. However, your brain seems to not have evolved even to the standards of a fish – Madakariya ??

    Also, as the war finished, we found out that some of the ancient stone carvings (Sell Lipi) were destroyed by the LTTE. Some have painted over these invaluable historical monuments. The Ancient Temples and even certain Kovils that bro anti-Eelam evidence were destroyed…. So indeed all religious matter needs protection from the Terrorist mentality Apes of LTTE and it's decendent supporters.

    Also, I don't know for how long you have been in the west. But, if you could remember your roots right, you would know that religion is a part of us living in the Indian continent. We will have Temples and Kovils almost all over the place – at least a stature around the corner. Take for example the beautiful Tamilnadu… You will find at least a stature of a Horse that they worship under every pillar and post. So it is our culture to which you belong too. How can you say anyone not to do so ??? As much as you criticize having temples, why not talk about the new Kovils that have come up around the Island ???? You don't see the Sinhalees shouting or writing on these blogs opposing the new Kovil that is coming up in Kelaniya – Especially when it is close the the most sacred Buddhist Temple of Keleniya. Also, Mervyn Silva is sponsoring this Kovil !! What Rubbish are you talking of ????

    We don't mind shrines of all kinds around every corner of Sri Lanka – Why you worried ?? Low mentality or no mental at all ??

  361. 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 ??????????????

    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 !!!

  362. Rohan Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    If at all Arundathi Roy made that comment, She definitely would have been high on Cocaine at that time !! LOL – Corporate gimmick ????? Common !!!

  363. EDE !!

    Great new words. I particularly liked “nullifidian”. although ‘ambiguous’ might be better word than ‘tergiversate’. Now, don’t show off your English skills

    LOL !!

    Indeed – hey you think what I think ??

    I think Prof Pukee (Puligal) types something on MS word and then Shift+F7 all the words – LOL – that’s why it sounds so off balance – He might be thinking that each word in it’s own context would exactly mean the same and could be used as it is – LOL !!!!

  364. Found a very interesting and Hilarious post, However, let me not waste my time on the whole post, but the last sentence !

    Murugan Says:
    June 4th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    The Sinhalese have Buddhist temples virtually everywhere you see a Bo tree in the South (The attendance rate in these temples are at all time low) Yet they want to build Buddist temple evevry where you see an army camp in North and East (Buddha needs protection from LTTE).

    Indeed Buddha, Christ, Shiva and Allah – All needs protection from the Terrorist Apes of LTTE !!!!

    During the war, LTTE killed so many Buddhist monks including the venerable Thero of Aranthalawa. The Kurukkal of Jaffna Shiva Kovil, Many Christian clergy, Many Muslms including Lebbe’s (Remember Kaththankudi??)

    You wanna refresh your memory, here is the list !!

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_attributed_to_the_LTTE

    Interesting noh ????? I know that Apes kind of remember things for sometime, where as it is fish that are suppose to forget things within seconds. However, your brain seems to not have evolved even to the standards of a fish – Madakariya ??

    Also, as the war finished, we found out that some of the ancient stone carvings (Sell Lipi) were destroyed by the LTTE. Some have painted over these invaluable historical monuments. The Ancient Temples and even certain Kovils that bro anti-Eelam evidence were destroyed…. So indeed all religious matter needs protection from the Terrorist mentality Apes of LTTE and it’s decendent supporters.

    Also, I don’t know for how long you have been in the west. But, if you could remember your roots right, you would know that religion is a part of us living in the Indian continent. We will have Temples and Kovils almost all over the place – at least a stature around the corner. Take for example the beautiful Tamilnadu… You will find at least a stature of a Horse that they worship under every pillar and post. So it is our culture to which you belong too. How can you say anyone not to do so ??? As much as you criticize having temples, why not talk about the new Kovils that have come up around the Island ???? You don’t see the Sinhalees shouting or writing on these blogs opposing the new Kovil that is coming up in Kelaniya – Especially when it is close the the most sacred Buddhist Temple of Keleniya. Also, Mervyn Silva is sponsoring this Kovil !! What Rubbish are you talking of ????

    We don’t mind shrines of all kinds around every corner of Sri Lanka – Why you worried ?? Low mentality or no mental at all ??

  365. 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

  366. 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

  367. 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

  368. 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

  369. 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

  370. 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

  371. 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

  372. 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