Still Waiting for Justice for the ACF 17

Today, Aug. 19, is World Humanitarian Day, designated by the U.N. to honor aid workers around the world.  Today, Amnesty International remembers 17 aid workers killed in Sri Lanka.  Their killers have yet to be brought to justice.

The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger).  In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

The Sri Lankan police bungled the criminal investigation into the murders.  A subsequent commission of inquiry failed to identify the killers despite compelling evidence of their identity.  The government blamed the Tigers for the killings although a respected Sri Lankan human rights group provided evidence of the government forces’ involvement.

Last year, I wrote on this site that I hoped that a year later, the ACF 17 would no longer be an example of the ongoing impunity enjoyed by the security forces for human rights abuses.  Well, it’s a year later and that hope hasn’t been fulfilled.

Sri Lanka has time and again failed to effectively investigate and prosecute those responsible for human rights abuses, including war crimes.  Please sign our online petition to the U.N.  calling for an international investigation into war crimes and other human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.  The families of the ACF 17 and the other victims need justice now!

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578 thoughts on “Still Waiting for Justice for the ACF 17

  1. I believe too that the Sri Lanka Army murdered in cold blood the staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger).

    The impunity of this dark ages barbarism is shocking !!

    When the loved ones of the butchered aid workers of French aid agency Action Against Hunger will get justice

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

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

    For what reason?

  3. I think to prevent the island nation Sri Lanka from slipping further into the abysmal political inferno, western democratic nations should adopt a policy to either groom the belligerent nation Sri Lanka to reinstate a policy of resettling the war displaced Tamils and other minorities soon, integrating them into the social and economic strata and withdrawing the military from the North and East provinces or implementing a collective policy to free the citizens of Sri Lanka from the regime to pave way for the independent homeland to the Sri Lankan Tamil minority as was the case in Kosovo.

  4. Sexual abuse of resettled women in Vanni by SLA soldiers escalates

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers occupying Vanni continue to sexually abuse women among recently resettled civilians, according to complaints made to a Christian priest now living in Vanni. Meanwhile, a journalist from Tamil Nadu who returned Friday from a visit to Vanni also said that the resettled people in Vanni had told him about SLA soldiers sexually abusing women besides intruding into their privacy under the pretext of search and checking. The journalist who wishes to remain anonymous said that he will write in detail the sufferings of resettled civilians in Vanni in Tamil Nadu papers when he returns home.

    The Tamil Nadu journalist also said how he was able to see in person the difficulties and suffering the resettled people in Vanni have to undergo contrary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s publicity campaign on the success of his resettlement projects in Vanni.

    Meanwhile, the Christian priests said that women are the most victimized as most of them have to look after their families as their husbands or males in the families had been either killed in the war or taken as prisoners by SLA.

    SLA soldiers enter the temporary dwellings of these women when they go on morning patrol and sometimes create opportunities to intrude into their privacy in the name of sudden checks and searches, he said.

    Young women are forced to remain in their huts as SLA soldiers harass them while going past the SLA sentry posts besides attempting to abuse them sexually.

  5. I think, that this Tamil only registration is an ethnic profiling !!

    ———————————————————

    An elderly Tamil man who born and brought up in Colombo and he has no other place to call his own and has lived all his life in there.

    Last month he had been told by the police to reregister himself and his family members with the police, the second time in past three years he had to undergo the humiliating procedure.

    Earlier in 2008, he was rudely woken up and dragged to Wellawatta police station in the night and kept waiting for hours till cops wrote down his family information.

    That was at the height of the war.

    He asks: “But, why this time… when the war is over?

    That is the question of a thousand Tamils.

    This still the mind numbing question is why now — 14 months after the end of the war? And, if the program is to register all citizens, which is still bad and smacks

    Why is it only in Tamil majority areas that the registration of people is taking place?

  6. A terrible, murderous act. But it isn't so clear that SL govt ordered these killings. There's lots doubt about the calibre of bullets used etc.

    Here's the other side of the story: http://federalidea.com/focus/archives/393

    More power to Jim & AI for pursuing this matter. Yet I remain puzzled as to why AI won't pursue a horrendous, massive and serial abuser of child and human rights living in the cosy gentility of a New Malden, (a south London suburb) or the Bahamas. Not bad, no?

    She's publicly admitted to her crimes. Here's Aunty Adele Balasingham distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child soldiers: http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    Why is AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial?

    The Muthur massacre is a disputed event. Aunty Adele's crimes are on video and in print.

    Human Rights is indeed an extremely complicated subject for us village idiots to understand.

  7. A terrible, murderous act. But it isn't so clear that SL govt ordered these killings. There's lots doubt about the calibre of bullets used etc.

    Here's the other side of the story: http://federalidea.com/focus/archives/393

    More power to Jim & AI for pursuing this matter. Yet I remain puzzled as to why AI won't pursue a horrendous, massive and serial abuser of child and human rights living in the cosy gentility of a New Malden, (a south London suburb) or the Bahamas. Not bad, no?

    She's publicly admitted to her crimes. Here's Aunty Adele Balasingham distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child soldiers: http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    Why is AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial?

    The Muthur massacre is a disputed event. Aunty Adele's crimes are on video and in print.

    Human Rights is indeed an extremely complicated subject for us village idiots to understand.

  8. A terrible, murderous act. But it isn't so clear that SL govt ordered these killings. There's lots doubt about the calibre of bullets used etc.

    Here's the other side of the story: http://federalidea.com/focus/archives/393

    More power to Jim & AI for pursuing this matter. Yet I remain puzzled as to why AI won't pursue a horrendous, massive and serial abuser of child and human rights living in the cosy gentility of a New Malden, (a south London suburb) or the Bahamas. Not bad, no?

    She's publicly admitted to her crimes. Here's Aunty Adele Balasingham distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child soldiers: http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    Why is AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial?

    The Muthur massacre is a disputed event. Aunty Adele's crimes are on video and in print.

    Human Rights is indeed an extremely complicated subject for us village idiots to understand.

  9. EDE

    OMG !!!!

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.
    Why does the Sri Lanka Government imprison 60 000 Tamil Kids in the Concentration Camps where many have perished due to starvation and infection diseases ?

  10. How soon we forget

    Every immigrant to Canada thinks he's the last good newcomer. It's been like that since the arrival of the first settlers. The natives thought little of the French. After the conquest, the English were reviled as inferior, maladroit rubes. As the countries of origin of our newcomers became more diverse, each new wave was regarded as lazy, grasping, unwashed and unwanted. Trace your family's roots and not only are you guaranteed to find an immigrant but also likely an ethnic or cultural community that was denigrated in its time.

    And how soon we forget it. Every year we throw glorious parades to celebrate the Irish. In the 1850s the Irish were so hated, the city of Toronto struck a committee to figure out how to stop them from destroying the fabric of its culture. George Brown described the travail of being waylaid by Irish beggars in the pages of The Globe and Mail: "They are as ignorant and vicious as they are poor. They are lazy, improvident and unthankful."

    With the arrival of a boat load of Tamil refugees, those of us already inside the velvet rope have a new minority to fear and demonize. The charges are always the same. "They're terrorists!" one listener to my radio show wrote to me. "And they will import their civil war to Canada." The listener can be forgiven for forgetting that the Irish spent years fighting out their sectarian conflict in the new world and shaking down ex patriots for money to fund the war at home. One of only two political assassinations in our country's history — that of Thomas D'Arcy McGee — was carried out by Irish terrorists.

    True these might be valid arguments against letting in anyone from a country torn by civil strife, but I wonder how many of those descended from the Irish think it was a terrible mistake to let their forefathers in?

  11. @Velu: So, LTTE child soldier recruiter and abuser Aunty Adele is now "honorable A. Balasingham" is she?

    What made her 'honourable'?
    • Her recruitment of Tamil children from the Vanni?
    • Her garlanding these kids with cyanide necklaces?
    • Her calling them 'Freedom Birds'?

    There's a good reason for me 'going on and on' about it. Because it highlights AI's hypocrisy and double standards. And it continually reminds the West why the LTTE had to be crushed.

    Er.. these "60,000 Tamil kids in concentrations camps" – where are they? Utter rubbish and a big lie, no?

    Actually a lot of them are in Colombo, seeing a new life without violence. Here's first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    Velu, I hope you were protesting loudly to your 'sole representatives' when they forced untrained Tamil children into the front lines, to die in large numbers, in the last few months of Eelam War 4.

    If you didn't protest, what does that make you?

  12. The Tamil Boat refugees.

    Anti-Tamil xenophobia is created by Sri Lanka government !

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    She called on Canadian Government to turn the boat away

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    Sri Lanka stirs up panic over this latest arrival of refugees to Canada which is in the political terrain with unabashed Canadian racists

  13. Sri Lanka Government will imprison 15 000 Tamils ( whole familes-men , women and children ) for the rest of their lives in the Concentration Camps .

    The reasons were given could not be independently verified

  14. Majority of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India reluctant to return home

    A majority of the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who have been in India for a decade or more, are reluctant to go back to their nation, according to M. Mutia Kalaivanan, Director of Rehabilitation.

    From 110 000 Tamils in India only 687 persons, belonging to 215 families left India this year

    Less than 1 % of the Tamils returned

  15. I believe too that the Sri Lanka Army murdered in cold blood the staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger).

    The impunity of this dark ages barbarism is shocking !!

    When the loved ones of the butchered aid workers of French aid agency Action Against Hunger will get justice

  16. Still the Rajapakse government inprisons thousands of Tamils in secret camps and hundreds of Tamil women with children are being kept in prisons for many years without any indictment.

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

    For what reason?

  17. I think to prevent the island nation Sri Lanka from slipping further into the abysmal political inferno, western democratic nations should adopt a policy to either groom the belligerent nation Sri Lanka to reinstate a policy of resettling the war displaced Tamils and other minorities soon, integrating them into the social and economic strata and withdrawing the military from the North and East provinces or implementing a collective policy to free the citizens of Sri Lanka from the regime to pave way for the independent homeland to the Sri Lankan Tamil minority as was the case in Kosovo.

  18. @Velu: So, LTTE child soldier recruiter and abuser Aunty Adele is now "honorable A. Balasingham" is she?

    What made her 'honourable'?
    • Her recruitment of Tamil children from the Vanni?
    • Her garlanding these kids with cyanide necklaces?
    • Her calling them 'Freedom Birds'?

    There's a good reason for me 'going on and on' about it. Because it highlights AI's hypocrisy and double standards. And it continually reminds the West why the LTTE had to be crushed.

    Er.. these "60,000 Tamil kids in concentrations camps" – where are they? Utter rubbish and a big lie, no?

    Actually a lot of them are in Colombo, seeing a new life without violence. Here's first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    Velu, I hope you were protesting loudly to your 'sole representatives' when they forced untrained Tamil children into the front lines, to die in large numbers, in the last few months of Eelam War 4.

    If you didn't protest, what does that make you?

  19. @Velu: So, LTTE child soldier recruiter and abuser Aunty Adele is now "honorable A. Balasingham" is she?

    What made her 'honourable'?
    • Her recruitment of Tamil children from the Vanni?
    • Her garlanding these kids with cyanide necklaces?
    • Her calling them 'Freedom Birds'?

    There's a good reason for me 'going on and on' about it. Because it highlights AI's hypocrisy and double standards. And it continually reminds the West why the LTTE had to be crushed.

    Er.. these "60,000 Tamil kids in concentrations camps" – where are they? Utter rubbish and a big lie, no?

    Actually a lot of them are in Colombo, seeing a new life without violence. Here's first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    Velu, I hope you were protesting loudly to your 'sole representatives' when they forced untrained Tamil children into the front lines, to die in large numbers, in the last few months of Eelam War 4.

    If you didn't protest, what does that make you?

  20. Sexual abuse of resettled women in Vanni by SLA soldiers escalates

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers occupying Vanni continue to sexually abuse women among recently resettled civilians, according to complaints made to a Christian priest now living in Vanni. Meanwhile, a journalist from Tamil Nadu who returned Friday from a visit to Vanni also said that the resettled people in Vanni had told him about SLA soldiers sexually abusing women besides intruding into their privacy under the pretext of search and checking. The journalist who wishes to remain anonymous said that he will write in detail the sufferings of resettled civilians in Vanni in Tamil Nadu papers when he returns home.

    The Tamil Nadu journalist also said how he was able to see in person the difficulties and suffering the resettled people in Vanni have to undergo contrary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s publicity campaign on the success of his resettlement projects in Vanni.

    Meanwhile, the Christian priests said that women are the most victimized as most of them have to look after their families as their husbands or males in the families had been either killed in the war or taken as prisoners by SLA.

    SLA soldiers enter the temporary dwellings of these women when they go on morning patrol and sometimes create opportunities to intrude into their privacy in the name of sudden checks and searches, he said.

    Young women are forced to remain in their huts as SLA soldiers harass them while going past the SLA sentry posts besides attempting to abuse them sexually.

  21. I think, that this Tamil only registration is an ethnic profiling !!

    ———————————————————

    An elderly Tamil man who born and brought up in Colombo and he has no other place to call his own and has lived all his life in there.

    Last month he had been told by the police to reregister himself and his family members with the police, the second time in past three years he had to undergo the humiliating procedure.

    Earlier in 2008, he was rudely woken up and dragged to Wellawatta police station in the night and kept waiting for hours till cops wrote down his family information.

    That was at the height of the war.

    He asks: “But, why this time… when the war is over?

    That is the question of a thousand Tamils.

    This still the mind numbing question is why now — 14 months after the end of the war? And, if the program is to register all citizens, which is still bad and smacks

    Why is it only in Tamil majority areas that the registration of people is taking place?

  22. EDE

    Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy.

    They should be free and “rebuild” their lives at home not in prison.

    There is another lie I caught on, among numerous

  23. After independence in 1948, Sinhalese majority governments implemented a form of reverse discrimination known as “the policy of standardization,” which made Sinhala the sole official language and brought most businesses under state control.

    The policy also reserved most major government jobs and contracts for the Sinhalese, which had the effect of taking away tens of thousands of private properties held by Tamils and turning them over to Sinhalese control.

    The result was a marginalization of Sri Lanka’s 3.2 million Tamils — who are outnumbered about six-to-one — and a rise in Tamil militancy, particularly after the bloody mayhem of July 1983, when 1000s of Tamil women and children raped, killed or burned alive by the Sinhala Mobs.

    During the quarter-century civil war that followed, nearly 150,000 people died, many of them Tamils. Sri Lankan security agents allegedly routinely resorted to torture of Tamil prisoners and many suspected Tigers “disappeared” while awaiting trial in Sri Lanka jails.

  24. Bus with Tamils pelted with stones

    Three weeks ago a Jaffna bound bus from Colombo was pelted with stones when it was passing through Anuradhapura.

    On Monday a furniture seller and his team from Moratuwa were attacked in Jaffna allegedly by a Jaffna based furniture trader and his employees.

    These are incidents that many a responsible citizen would like to play down, given their sensitivity. However that does not mean that one should sweep them under carpet without addressing the post-war insecurities that triggered the incidents.

    Attacks on Jaffna bound buses with Tamils in them are common

  25. SRI LANKA REFUGEES – PRODUCT OF THE SIX DECADES OF SRI LANKAN GENOCIDE

    The magnitude of deception to demonise the Tamils

    The arrival of freighter MV Sun Sea with some 500 asylum seekers off the Canadian coast revived a furious debate over whether it is people smuggling activity with security implications for the host country or a deeper problem caused by conditions in the originating country creating the refugee exodus. Feigning SL apologist believe that it is the former, while sober minds view it as the latter succinctly summarized in the following quote:

    ‘It is Sri Lanka that has a problem…President Rajapakse’s government has failed to make the country’s large Tamil minority feel secure after crushing the Tamil
    last year. Until he does, people will continue to flee…That’s a message Prime Minister Harper’s government should drive home, as the United Nations, the United States and India have done. Sri Lanka didn’t win the war on its own. India’s political support and its naval blockade weakened the Tigers. So did U.S. and Canadian moves to cut off Tiger funding… still our help pre-supposed a fair deal for Tamils when the war ended…Now the Tamils are fleeing in desperation… So it was a bit too much to hear Sri Lankan High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara urging Ottawa to turn away the Sun Sea, with its women and children, to prevent Tigers from regrouping here. If Sri Lanka’s majority of 17 million were making the minority 4 million Tamils feel less threatened, fewer would be regrouping anywhere.’ Further ‘… Indeed, instead of…delivering reform… (SL)… chos(ing) to rebuff UN probe into war crimes… (and) to focus more on economic rebuilding than devolution..(or) justice for Tamils… would (not) put the people smugglers out of business.’ How much more candid could Canada be in the face ‘.. of the..self-serving rhetoric about ‘terrorist probing Canada’s defenses?

    Likewise when refugee boats coasted the Australian shores SL’s Chitraganee’s people smuggling refrain was there in the ready to muddy the refugee debate to mischievously and crudely exploit the emotionally sensitive refugee arrivals issue in Australia’s general election year. SPUR Media Release of 30 July 2010 titled ’Australian Parliamentary Elections – 2010; ABS Census Exposes Myths of theTamil Tiger Lobby’ falls into people smuggling category (and brilliantly rebutted in the above quote) with arrivals carrying the remnants of a totally defeated LTTE to become a menacing security threat to Australia. The SPUR Media Release goes further than Chitraganee to deceptively manipulate ABS Census statistics to target the credibility of the Tamil diaspore lobby. SPUR is reputedly active as SL’s front organization as more and more Western nations join in the vanguard supporting UN war /genocide crimes investigations against SL.

    In the aftermath of the 1983 pogrom the widely created perception by SL apologists including SPUR in Australia is that Tamils the victims of the 1983 pogrom arrived in Australia as refugees in such overwhelming numbers and not to the liking of most Australians. SPUR’s statistics shows Sinhalese arrivals were much than the Tamils. According to the widely used ‘language spoken at home’ demographic measure Tamils were 32 701 and Sinhalese 29 053 (ABS Census 2006). The SPUR memorandum chose to use a subsidiary ABS’s ‘ancestry’ measure for its self serving agenda that shows the Tamils were 8 897 and Sinhalese 73 852 giving a massive difference in the numbers arrived at using ‘language spoken’ measure. It’s normal when difference of this magnitude surface clarification from ABS is called for especially when there is a correlation between language spoken and ancestry criteria. That Sinhalese (who were not victims of the pogrom) slipped into Australia in such large numbers using the refugee migration program meant for Tamil victims of the anti-Tamil 1983 pogrom is thus substantiated by the 2006 Census figures. SPUR’s 73 852 Sinhalese in Australia that falls outside acceptable margin of error is ignored for the purposes of the current debate. These Sinhalese now form the hardcore vocal anti-Tamil (SPUR) Buddhist Sinhala elements in Australia.

    SPUR’s use of the deceptive ‘ancestry’ measure and totally omitting to mention the ‘language spoken at home’ measure is in line with many other similar deceptive stories SL puts out from time to time. Readers are reminded of SL’s iconic story of the 130 000 Norwegian passports that LTTE stole and sold to Al Qaeda for millions of US $ reported in the Asian Tribune and the Hindu (in May 2007). The story was narrated Bernard Goonetileke, SL Ambassador to the US (now holding high office in the Sri Lanka Peace Council) who in a lengthy interview with the highly reputed Washington Post Radio attempted to discredit the Tamils/LTTE for alleged involvement in people smuggling. The Norwegian clarification exposed that the 130 000 passports were lost (not stolen) over a ten year period and that only in 6 cases were the Tamils involved..

    Similarly SL’s catalogue of Tamil militancy/LTTE’s crimes included funds extortion, narcotics trafficking, people smuggling and a whole host of activities without specifics. These were recited almost verbatim by SL’s country lobbyists/apologists like B Raman, Hariharan and Ajit Kumar Singh in India, Shanaka Jayasekera, an ex SL cop, one time student of Macquarie University and a freelance counter-terrorism expert in Australia, (Alexander Downer in 2007 rebutted totally Shanaka’s catalogue of allegations against the Tamil diaspora in Australia) and one Rohan Gunaratne a self promoted counter-terrorism expert who is in South Asia. The excesses of the counter-terrorism experts cost them their credibility. SPUR’s recent media release has not performed any better.
    The magnitude of deception to demonise the Tamils and Tamil militancy had a field day when most western countries subscribed to Bush’s doctrinaire war on ‘terrorism’. With Obama/Hilary Clinton’s nuanced approach there is greater understanding of the role of militancy in confronting ‘state terrorism’ that is as evil as Jihardism especially in SL with strong genocidal tendencies. SL and its army of agents planted overseas are hard put to find a platform in its fight to reverse the growing ‘anti-SL state terrorism’ sentiment internationally.
    When its traditional tools failed to cope with SL’s loss of credibility, SL resorted to harsh abuse. SL apologists would not even spare respected eminent persons like a Desmond Tutu and the Elders. The silence of the usually boastful Rohan Gunatileke to the comments of (‘So what Asia saw was ethnic cleansing’ in Tom Plates – Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew) another distinguished elder statesman is ominous for SL. The Elders’ media release of 3 August 2010 is unlikely to go without impact on international opinion when SL’s remarkable success in ethnic cleansing removed about 50 per cent of SL Tamils as refugees, war casualties and in extra-judicial killings. In post Tamil militancy/LTTE the continuation of a more brutal ethnic cleansing using out of sight ‘holding camps’ in the North (the Tamil homelands) has few supporters outside SL except China, Pakistan and possibly Delhi. These are crimes against humanity that only the powerful moral voices of a Desmond Tutu or a Lee Kuan Yew and the West would act to stimulate UN action to hold SL accountable for ‘crimes’ on the Tamils.
    Hence the call ‘End Sri Lanka’s genocide behavior to end flow of Asylum seekers’ in Groundreport.com 9 Nov 2009 highlights SL’s Nazi like labeling of asylum seekers (para demalas) as SL’s unwanted exports underpinning the cruel SL mindset that most civil Western nations would desist from associating
    Instead there is mounting pressure from the international community especially the West to hold SL accountable for crimes that SL was able to successfully commit with impunity. The diaspore committed to the Tamil cause strives purely to save Tamil lives in SL first, the positive result of which is a definite shift in the Tamil cause debate away from the LTTE in post May 2009 to prosecuting SL officials for the genocide and the massacres. The West now better informed is at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance with Jihardi terrorism to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s thirty years of atrocities on the Tamils.

    Though the number of refugee Tamils seeking asylum will diminish further host countries are better served by acting jointly to end SL’s genocide behavior even if necessary involving the UNHRC that is now unlikely to be paralyzed into inaction by the numerically larger number of human rights abuser members. The US and EU stepping in and providing the ‘leadership to deliver on what the UNHRC failed to deliver is the prayer of every Tamil worldwide’.

  26. @Velu: (Self-denying Genius of Eelam) says:
    "Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy."

    If you watch the video you'll see that the kids are at the Hindu College in Colombo. They are NOT in jail.

    Only a brain-dead Eelamist donkey would claim otherwise and I know that you are NOT such a person. Perhaps in your delusional state (unable to accept the crushing of Eelam), you mistook a school for a jail. Hey, we all make mistakes!

    Click on this link of BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    They are under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army which is NOT engaged in genociding them. Even the UN rep remarked that whilst this may seem odd, it's working.

    I had no idea that denial and self-delusion was so strong in the pro-Eelam crowd. A truly remarkable phenomenon and one worthy of medical study and its own name. I suggest Eelamitism– the absolute refusal to face facts.

  27. Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/92271

  28. A terrible, murderous act. But it isn’t so clear that SL govt ordered these killings. There’s lots doubt about the calibre of bullets used etc.

    Here’s the other side of the story: http://federalidea.com/focus/archives/393

    More power to Jim & AI for pursuing this matter. Yet I remain puzzled as to why AI won’t pursue a horrendous, massive and serial abuser of child and human rights living in the cosy gentility of a New Malden, (a south London suburb) or the Bahamas. Not bad, no?

    She’s publicly admitted to her crimes. Here’s Aunty Adele Balasingham distributing cyande capsules to Tamil child soldiers: http://tinyurl.com/3457232

    Why is AI is unable or unwilling to indict or campaign for Aunty Balasingham to face trial?

    The Muthur massacre is a disputed event. Aunty Adele’s crimes are on video and in print.

    Human Rights is indeed an extremely complicated subject for us village idiots to understand.

  29. @Velu: (Self-denying Genius of Eelam) says:
    "Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy."

    If you watch the video you'll see that the kids are at the Hindu College in Colombo. They are NOT in jail.

    Only a brain-dead Eelamist donkey would claim otherwise and I know that you are NOT such a person. Perhaps in your delusional state (unable to accept the crushing of Eelam), you mistook a school for a jail. Hey, we all make mistakes!

    Click on this link of BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    They are under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army which is NOT engaged in genociding them. Even the UN rep remarked that whilst this may seem odd, it's working.

    I had no idea that denial and self-delusion was so strong in the pro-Eelam crowd. A truly remarkable phenomenon and one worthy of medical study and its own name. I suggest Eelamitism– the absolute refusal to face facts.

  30. @Velu: (Self-denying Genius of Eelam) says:
    "Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy."

    If you watch the video you'll see that the kids are at the Hindu College in Colombo. They are NOT in jail.

    Only a brain-dead Eelamist donkey would claim otherwise and I know that you are NOT such a person. Perhaps in your delusional state (unable to accept the crushing of Eelam), you mistook a school for a jail. Hey, we all make mistakes!

    Click on this link of BBC HARDtalk's Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    They are under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army which is NOT engaged in genociding them. Even the UN rep remarked that whilst this may seem odd, it's working.

    I had no idea that denial and self-delusion was so strong in the pro-Eelam crowd. A truly remarkable phenomenon and one worthy of medical study and its own name. I suggest Eelamitism– the absolute refusal to face facts.

  31. EDE

    What a jocker, you are !!

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    BBC’s reporter asked the Sri Lanka army officer ..why the Child Protection Services are not involved there because many child prisoners were clearly abused in the Sri Lanka Army custody

  32. Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/92271

  33. Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/92271

  34. EDE

    OMG !!!!

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.
    Why does the Sri Lanka Government imprison 60 000 Tamil Kids in the Concentration Camps where many have perished due to starvation and infection diseases ?

  35. How soon we forget

    Every immigrant to Canada thinks he’s the last good newcomer. It’s been like that since the arrival of the first settlers. The natives thought little of the French. After the conquest, the English were reviled as inferior, maladroit rubes. As the countries of origin of our newcomers became more diverse, each new wave was regarded as lazy, grasping, unwashed and unwanted. Trace your family’s roots and not only are you guaranteed to find an immigrant but also likely an ethnic or cultural community that was denigrated in its time.

    And how soon we forget it. Every year we throw glorious parades to celebrate the Irish. In the 1850s the Irish were so hated, the city of Toronto struck a committee to figure out how to stop them from destroying the fabric of its culture. George Brown described the travail of being waylaid by Irish beggars in the pages of The Globe and Mail: “They are as ignorant and vicious as they are poor. They are lazy, improvident and unthankful.”

    With the arrival of a boat load of Tamil refugees, those of us already inside the velvet rope have a new minority to fear and demonize. The charges are always the same. “They’re terrorists!” one listener to my radio show wrote to me. “And they will import their civil war to Canada.” The listener can be forgiven for forgetting that the Irish spent years fighting out their sectarian conflict in the new world and shaking down ex patriots for money to fund the war at home. One of only two political assassinations in our country’s history — that of Thomas D’Arcy McGee — was carried out by Irish terrorists.

    True these might be valid arguments against letting in anyone from a country torn by civil strife, but I wonder how many of those descended from the Irish think it was a terrible mistake to let their forefathers in?

  36. The Tamil Boat refugees.

    Anti-Tamil xenophobia is created by Sri Lanka government !

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    She called on Canadian Government to turn the boat away

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    Sri Lanka stirs up panic over this latest arrival of refugees to Canada which is in the political terrain with unabashed Canadian racists

  37. Sri Lanka Government will imprison 15 000 Tamils ( whole familes-men , women and children ) for the rest of their lives in the Concentration Camps .

    The reasons were given could not be independently verified

  38. Majority of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India reluctant to return home

    A majority of the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who have been in India for a decade or more, are reluctant to go back to their nation, according to M. Mutia Kalaivanan, Director of Rehabilitation.

    From 110 000 Tamils in India only 687 persons, belonging to 215 families left India this year

    Less than 1 % of the Tamils returned

  39. SRI LANKA REFUGEES – PRODUCT OF THE SIX DECADES OF SRI LANKAN GENOCIDE
    Vssubramaniam: August 19th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    This writer forgot to include the worst of ltte crimes – its acts of genocide against the sinhalese, muslims and even tamils – massacring tens of thousands of innocent civilians by shooting, butchering whole villages and devotees at muslim and buddhist places of worship, not to mention bomb attacks targeting non-military establishments. it is indeed true tamils have been targeted for their ethnicity. but, it is also true that ltte were a terrorist outfit bent on creating a separate state by annihilating and cleansing other ethnicities.

  40. @Velu: So, LTTE child soldier recruiter and abuser Aunty Adele is now honorable A. Balasingham” is she?

    What made her ‘honourable’?
    • Her recruitment of Tamil children from the Vanni?
    • Her garlanding these kids with cyanide necklaces?
    • Her calling them ‘Freedom Birds’?

    There’s a good reason for me ‘going on and on’ about it. Because it highlights AI’s hypocrisy and double standards. And it continually reminds the West why the LTTE had to be crushed.

    Er.. these “60,000 Tamil kids in concentrations camps” – where are they? Utter rubbish and a big lie, no?

    Actually a lot of them are in Colombo, seeing a new life without violence. Here’s first-hand testimony from BBC HARDtalk’s Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    Velu, I hope you were protesting loudly to your ‘sole representatives’ when they forced untrained Tamil children into the front lines, to die in large numbers, in the last few months of Eelam War 4.

    If you didn’t protest, what does that make you?

  41. EDE

    Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy.

    They should be free and “rebuild” their lives at home not in prison.

    There is another lie I caught on, among numerous

  42. After independence in 1948, Sinhalese majority governments implemented a form of reverse discrimination known as “the policy of standardization,” which made Sinhala the sole official language and brought most businesses under state control.

    The policy also reserved most major government jobs and contracts for the Sinhalese, which had the effect of taking away tens of thousands of private properties held by Tamils and turning them over to Sinhalese control.

    The result was a marginalization of Sri Lanka’s 3.2 million Tamils — who are outnumbered about six-to-one — and a rise in Tamil militancy, particularly after the bloody mayhem of July 1983, when 1000s of Tamil women and children raped, killed or burned alive by the Sinhala Mobs.

    During the quarter-century civil war that followed, nearly 150,000 people died, many of them Tamils. Sri Lankan security agents allegedly routinely resorted to torture of Tamil prisoners and many suspected Tigers “disappeared” while awaiting trial in Sri Lanka jails.

  43. Bus with Tamils pelted with stones

    Three weeks ago a Jaffna bound bus from Colombo was pelted with stones when it was passing through Anuradhapura.

    On Monday a furniture seller and his team from Moratuwa were attacked in Jaffna allegedly by a Jaffna based furniture trader and his employees.

    These are incidents that many a responsible citizen would like to play down, given their sensitivity. However that does not mean that one should sweep them under carpet without addressing the post-war insecurities that triggered the incidents.

    Attacks on Jaffna bound buses with Tamils in them are common

  44. SRI LANKA REFUGEES – PRODUCT OF THE SIX DECADES OF SRI LANKAN GENOCIDE

    The magnitude of deception to demonise the Tamils

    The arrival of freighter MV Sun Sea with some 500 asylum seekers off the Canadian coast revived a furious debate over whether it is people smuggling activity with security implications for the host country or a deeper problem caused by conditions in the originating country creating the refugee exodus. Feigning SL apologist believe that it is the former, while sober minds view it as the latter succinctly summarized in the following quote:

    ‘It is Sri Lanka that has a problem…President Rajapakse’s government has failed to make the country’s large Tamil minority feel secure after crushing the Tamil
    last year. Until he does, people will continue to flee…That’s a message Prime Minister Harper’s government should drive home, as the United Nations, the United States and India have done. Sri Lanka didn’t win the war on its own. India’s political support and its naval blockade weakened the Tigers. So did U.S. and Canadian moves to cut off Tiger funding… still our help pre-supposed a fair deal for Tamils when the war ended…Now the Tamils are fleeing in desperation… So it was a bit too much to hear Sri Lankan High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara urging Ottawa to turn away the Sun Sea, with its women and children, to prevent Tigers from regrouping here. If Sri Lanka’s majority of 17 million were making the minority 4 million Tamils feel less threatened, fewer would be regrouping anywhere.’ Further ‘… Indeed, instead of…delivering reform… (SL)… chos(ing) to rebuff UN probe into war crimes… (and) to focus more on economic rebuilding than devolution..(or) justice for Tamils… would (not) put the people smugglers out of business.’ How much more candid could Canada be in the face ‘.. of the..self-serving rhetoric about ‘terrorist probing Canada’s defenses?

    Likewise when refugee boats coasted the Australian shores SL’s Chitraganee’s people smuggling refrain was there in the ready to muddy the refugee debate to mischievously and crudely exploit the emotionally sensitive refugee arrivals issue in Australia’s general election year. SPUR Media Release of 30 July 2010 titled ’Australian Parliamentary Elections – 2010; ABS Census Exposes Myths of theTamil Tiger Lobby’ falls into people smuggling category (and brilliantly rebutted in the above quote) with arrivals carrying the remnants of a totally defeated LTTE to become a menacing security threat to Australia. The SPUR Media Release goes further than Chitraganee to deceptively manipulate ABS Census statistics to target the credibility of the Tamil diaspore lobby. SPUR is reputedly active as SL’s front organization as more and more Western nations join in the vanguard supporting UN war /genocide crimes investigations against SL.

    In the aftermath of the 1983 pogrom the widely created perception by SL apologists including SPUR in Australia is that Tamils the victims of the 1983 pogrom arrived in Australia as refugees in such overwhelming numbers and not to the liking of most Australians. SPUR’s statistics shows Sinhalese arrivals were much than the Tamils. According to the widely used ‘language spoken at home’ demographic measure Tamils were 32 701 and Sinhalese 29 053 (ABS Census 2006). The SPUR memorandum chose to use a subsidiary ABS’s ‘ancestry’ measure for its self serving agenda that shows the Tamils were 8 897 and Sinhalese 73 852 giving a massive difference in the numbers arrived at using ‘language spoken’ measure. It’s normal when difference of this magnitude surface clarification from ABS is called for especially when there is a correlation between language spoken and ancestry criteria. That Sinhalese (who were not victims of the pogrom) slipped into Australia in such large numbers using the refugee migration program meant for Tamil victims of the anti-Tamil 1983 pogrom is thus substantiated by the 2006 Census figures. SPUR’s 73 852 Sinhalese in Australia that falls outside acceptable margin of error is ignored for the purposes of the current debate. These Sinhalese now form the hardcore vocal anti-Tamil (SPUR) Buddhist Sinhala elements in Australia.

    SPUR’s use of the deceptive ‘ancestry’ measure and totally omitting to mention the ‘language spoken at home’ measure is in line with many other similar deceptive stories SL puts out from time to time. Readers are reminded of SL’s iconic story of the 130 000 Norwegian passports that LTTE stole and sold to Al Qaeda for millions of US $ reported in the Asian Tribune and the Hindu (in May 2007). The story was narrated Bernard Goonetileke, SL Ambassador to the US (now holding high office in the Sri Lanka Peace Council) who in a lengthy interview with the highly reputed Washington Post Radio attempted to discredit the Tamils/LTTE for alleged involvement in people smuggling. The Norwegian clarification exposed that the 130 000 passports were lost (not stolen) over a ten year period and that only in 6 cases were the Tamils involved..

    Similarly SL’s catalogue of Tamil militancy/LTTE’s crimes included funds extortion, narcotics trafficking, people smuggling and a whole host of activities without specifics. These were recited almost verbatim by SL’s country lobbyists/apologists like B Raman, Hariharan and Ajit Kumar Singh in India, Shanaka Jayasekera, an ex SL cop, one time student of Macquarie University and a freelance counter-terrorism expert in Australia, (Alexander Downer in 2007 rebutted totally Shanaka’s catalogue of allegations against the Tamil diaspora in Australia) and one Rohan Gunaratne a self promoted counter-terrorism expert who is in South Asia. The excesses of the counter-terrorism experts cost them their credibility. SPUR’s recent media release has not performed any better.
    The magnitude of deception to demonise the Tamils and Tamil militancy had a field day when most western countries subscribed to Bush’s doctrinaire war on ‘terrorism’. With Obama/Hilary Clinton’s nuanced approach there is greater understanding of the role of militancy in confronting ‘state terrorism’ that is as evil as Jihardism especially in SL with strong genocidal tendencies. SL and its army of agents planted overseas are hard put to find a platform in its fight to reverse the growing ‘anti-SL state terrorism’ sentiment internationally.
    When its traditional tools failed to cope with SL’s loss of credibility, SL resorted to harsh abuse. SL apologists would not even spare respected eminent persons like a Desmond Tutu and the Elders. The silence of the usually boastful Rohan Gunatileke to the comments of (‘So what Asia saw was ethnic cleansing’ in Tom Plates – Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew) another distinguished elder statesman is ominous for SL. The Elders’ media release of 3 August 2010 is unlikely to go without impact on international opinion when SL’s remarkable success in ethnic cleansing removed about 50 per cent of SL Tamils as refugees, war casualties and in extra-judicial killings. In post Tamil militancy/LTTE the continuation of a more brutal ethnic cleansing using out of sight ‘holding camps’ in the North (the Tamil homelands) has few supporters outside SL except China, Pakistan and possibly Delhi. These are crimes against humanity that only the powerful moral voices of a Desmond Tutu or a Lee Kuan Yew and the West would act to stimulate UN action to hold SL accountable for ‘crimes’ on the Tamils.
    Hence the call ‘End Sri Lanka’s genocide behavior to end flow of Asylum seekers’ in Groundreport.com 9 Nov 2009 highlights SL’s Nazi like labeling of asylum seekers (para demalas) as SL’s unwanted exports underpinning the cruel SL mindset that most civil Western nations would desist from associating
    Instead there is mounting pressure from the international community especially the West to hold SL accountable for crimes that SL was able to successfully commit with impunity. The diaspore committed to the Tamil cause strives purely to save Tamil lives in SL first, the positive result of which is a definite shift in the Tamil cause debate away from the LTTE in post May 2009 to prosecuting SL officials for the genocide and the massacres. The West now better informed is at pains to redress the consequences of hastily lumping the Tamil resistance with Jihardi terrorism to deprive the Tamils of the protection they had against SL’s thirty years of atrocities on the Tamils.

    Though the number of refugee Tamils seeking asylum will diminish further host countries are better served by acting jointly to end SL’s genocide behavior even if necessary involving the UNHRC that is now unlikely to be paralyzed into inaction by the numerically larger number of human rights abuser members. The US and EU stepping in and providing the ‘leadership to deliver on what the UNHRC failed to deliver is the prayer of every Tamil worldwide’.

  45. @Velu: (Self-denying Genius of Eelam) says:
    “Let’s be honest – child soldiers were interviewed in jail under supervision of the Sri Lanka Amy.”

    If you watch the video you’ll see that the kids are at the Hindu College in Colombo. They are NOT in jail.

    Only a brain-dead Eelamist donkey would claim otherwise and I know that you are NOT such a person. Perhaps in your delusional state (unable to accept the crushing of Eelam), you mistook a school for a jail. Hey, we all make mistakes!

    Click on this link of BBC HARDtalk’s Sri Lanka – Former LTTE Child Soldiers Rebuilding Their Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46u2G6PsVRg

    They are under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army which is NOT engaged in genociding them. Even the UN rep remarked that whilst this may seem odd, it’s working.

    I had no idea that denial and self-delusion was so strong in the pro-Eelam crowd. A truly remarkable phenomenon and one worthy of medical study and its own name. I suggest Eelamitism– the absolute refusal to face facts.

  46. EDE

    What a jocker, you are !!

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    BBC’s reporter asked the Sri Lanka army officer ..why the Child Protection Services are not involved there because many child prisoners were clearly abused in the Sri Lanka Army custody

  47. Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief called the government a “total dictatorship” and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a “lawlessness” prevails in the country while “a total dictatorship is going on.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9227145

  48. @ Velu:

    This is getting slightly embarrassing for yourself.

    "The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth." Not the last time I looked.

    "All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards"
    Only a total cretin who's not seen the BBC report would deduce that. The Hindu College is a Tamil language school and the vast majority of teachers are Tamil Lankans. The teachers shown on that BBC report, (irrespective of their ethnicity) only showed love and care for these kids. From 3.00 mins onwards, you can see the kids being taught Maths in Tamil.

    "Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners."
    Any proof? The kids are not prisoners, they're just kids who were forced by the LTTE (your 'liberators') to fight the Army.

    Child Protection and other agencies will get involved after their rehabilitation. What you failed to mention is that the entire process is being overseen by the UNICEF as stated by Javier Aguilar, their rep in SL.

    Its interesting that none of your Eelam friends even think to ask why the LTTE forcibly recruited children, some as young as 9 years old, to fight, be maimed and end their young lives, whilst the overseas LTTE supporter's kids enjoyed birthday parties and school trips.

    As a glimpse into the race-obssessed mind of an LTTE supporter, your comments are invaluable and serve as a permanent memorial to the bankruptcy of the Eelam dream/nightmare. Thank you very much.

  49. SRI LANKA REFUGEES – PRODUCT OF THE SIX DECADES OF SRI LANKAN GENOCIDE
    Vssubramaniam: August 19th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    This writer forgot to include the worst of ltte crimes – its acts of genocide against the sinhalese, muslims and even tamils – massacring tens of thousands of innocent civilians by shooting, butchering whole villages and devotees at muslim and buddhist places of worship, not to mention bomb attacks targeting non-military establishments. it is indeed true tamils have been targeted for their ethnicity. but, it is also true that ltte were a terrorist outfit bent on creating a separate state by annihilating and cleansing other ethnicities.

  50. Even if there is an international investigation into these crimes, and it turns out the government of Sri Lanka was in some way involved, how can we go about punishing them?

  51. Attention Jim & AI – The UN is going seriously 'off-message' in Sri Lanka!

    Commemorating the "World Humanitarian Day" in Colombo, on 19th August, the UN's Neil Buhne said some very bizarre things, including:

    "….recently returned people are still vulnerable, especially until livelihoods are restored, and people are still displaced both in Menik Farm, and in other places as long-term IDPs. But the finish line is in sight.."

    …"in Sri Lanka, we look forward to supporting you now to rebuild and recover and lay a firm foundation for safe lives free from need for all Sri Lankans."

    What? Is Buhne on crack?

    Even worse, in the 'what was achieved' part …. look at these unbelievable statements:

    • In the first half of this year, food was provided to a half million people.

    • During 2009 and this year, almost 300,000 displaced people gained access to safe water, proper sanitation and more, resulting in reduced outbreaks of waterborne and sanitation related diseases.

    • From January to May humanitarian operators from both international NGOs and the Government cleared 123sqkm of land.

    Disease outbreaks in Menik farm were controlled

    From .. 30 percent the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children under-five in IDP sites was reduced to two percent and remained stable.

    • 3,219 houses for returning families were constructed/repaired. http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/20/fea03.asp

    Jim, what's going on? Has Neil's tea been spiked with LSD? Is he hallucinating? Or is there any truth to these bombastic claims? I think we should be told! 🙂

    Even worse news from France!
    The French Foreign Minister made a very measured statement about the ACM workers in Muttur and the need to find their killers.

    But his boss, the President of France, was busy ethnically cleansing Roma Gypsies (EU citizens) from France for the crime of being …. er… gypsies.! http://tinyurl.com/33r37tu

    If the Gypsies are clever, they should contact the LTTE's Paris representative and charter a boat to Canada.

    We in SL are continually lectured to about following the wonderful examples of good governance and respect for human rights that our moral superiors in the Western bloc practice. Is France a good example to follow?

    Perhaps AI, Jim or Christopher could teach us.

  52. Attention Jim & AI – The UN is going seriously 'off-message' in Sri Lanka!

    Commemorating the "World Humanitarian Day" in Colombo, on 19th August, the UN's Neil Buhne said some very bizarre things, including:

    "….recently returned people are still vulnerable, especially until livelihoods are restored, and people are still displaced both in Menik Farm, and in other places as long-term IDPs. But the finish line is in sight.."

    …"in Sri Lanka, we look forward to supporting you now to rebuild and recover and lay a firm foundation for safe lives free from need for all Sri Lankans."

    What? Is Buhne on crack?

    Even worse, in the 'what was achieved' part …. look at these unbelievable statements:

    • In the first half of this year, food was provided to a half million people.

    • During 2009 and this year, almost 300,000 displaced people gained access to safe water, proper sanitation and more, resulting in reduced outbreaks of waterborne and sanitation related diseases.

    • From January to May humanitarian operators from both international NGOs and the Government cleared 123sqkm of land.

    Disease outbreaks in Menik farm were controlled

    From .. 30 percent the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children under-five in IDP sites was reduced to two percent and remained stable.

    • 3,219 houses for returning families were constructed/repaired. http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/20/fea03.asp

    Jim, what's going on? Has Neil's tea been spiked with LSD? Is he hallucinating? Or is there any truth to these bombastic claims? I think we should be told! 🙂

    Even worse news from France!
    The French Foreign Minister made a very measured statement about the ACM workers in Muttur and the need to find their killers.

    But his boss, the President of France, was busy ethnically cleansing Roma Gypsies (EU citizens) from France for the crime of being …. er… gypsies.! http://tinyurl.com/33r37tu

    If the Gypsies are clever, they should contact the LTTE's Paris representative and charter a boat to Canada.

    We in SL are continually lectured to about following the wonderful examples of good governance and respect for human rights that our moral superiors in the Western bloc practice. Is France a good example to follow?

    Perhaps AI, Jim or Christopher could teach us.

  53. Attention Jim & AI – The UN is going seriously 'off-message' in Sri Lanka!

    Commemorating the "World Humanitarian Day" in Colombo, on 19th August, the UN's Neil Buhne said some very bizarre things, including:

    "….recently returned people are still vulnerable, especially until livelihoods are restored, and people are still displaced both in Menik Farm, and in other places as long-term IDPs. But the finish line is in sight.."

    …"in Sri Lanka, we look forward to supporting you now to rebuild and recover and lay a firm foundation for safe lives free from need for all Sri Lankans."

    What? Is Buhne on crack?

    Even worse, in the 'what was achieved' part …. look at these unbelievable statements:

    • In the first half of this year, food was provided to a half million people.

    • During 2009 and this year, almost 300,000 displaced people gained access to safe water, proper sanitation and more, resulting in reduced outbreaks of waterborne and sanitation related diseases.

    • From January to May humanitarian operators from both international NGOs and the Government cleared 123sqkm of land.

    Disease outbreaks in Menik farm were controlled

    From .. 30 percent the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children under-five in IDP sites was reduced to two percent and remained stable.

    • 3,219 houses for returning families were constructed/repaired. http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/20/fea03.asp

    Jim, what's going on? Has Neil's tea been spiked with LSD? Is he hallucinating? Or is there any truth to these bombastic claims? I think we should be told! 🙂

    Even worse news from France!
    The French Foreign Minister made a very measured statement about the ACM workers in Muttur and the need to find their killers.

    But his boss, the President of France, was busy ethnically cleansing Roma Gypsies (EU citizens) from France for the crime of being …. er… gypsies.! http://tinyurl.com/33r37tu

    If the Gypsies are clever, they should contact the LTTE's Paris representative and charter a boat to Canada.

    We in SL are continually lectured to about following the wonderful examples of good governance and respect for human rights that our moral superiors in the Western bloc practice. Is France a good example to follow?

    Perhaps AI, Jim or Christopher could teach us.

  54. @ Velu:

    This is getting slightly embarrassing for yourself.

    “The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.” Not the last time I looked.

    “All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards”
    Only a total cretin who’s not seen the BBC report would deduce that. The Hindu College is a Tamil language school and the vast majority of teachers are Tamil Lankans. The teachers shown on that BBC report, (irrespective of their ethnicity) only showed love and care for these kids. From 3.00 mins onwards, you can see the kids being taught Maths in Tamil.

    “Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.”
    Any proof? The kids are not prisoners, they’re just kids who were forced by the LTTE (your ‘liberators’) to fight the Army.

    Child Protection and other agencies will get involved after their rehabilitation. What you failed to mention is that the entire process is being overseen by the UNICEF as stated by Javier Aguilar, their rep in SL.

    Its interesting that none of your Eelam friends even think to ask why the LTTE forcibly recruited children, some as young as 9 years old, to fight, be maimed and end their young lives, whilst the overseas LTTE supporter’s kids enjoyed birthday parties and school trips.

    As a glimpse into the race-obssessed mind of an LTTE supporter, your comments are invaluable and serve as a permanent memorial to the bankruptcy of the Eelam dream/nightmare. Thank you very much.

  55. Even if there is an international investigation into these crimes, and it turns out the government of Sri Lanka was in some way involved, how can we go about punishing them?

  56. Attention Jim & AI – The UN is going seriously ‘off-message’ in Sri Lanka!

    Commemorating the “World Humanitarian Day” in Colombo, on 19th August, the UN’s Neil Buhne said some very bizarre things, including:

    “….recently returned people are still vulnerable, especially until livelihoods are restored, and people are still displaced both in Menik Farm, and in other places as long-term IDPs. But the finish line is in sight..”

    …”in Sri Lanka, we look forward to supporting you now to rebuild and recover and lay a firm foundation for safe lives free from need for all Sri Lankans.”

    What? Is Buhne on crack?

    Even worse, in the ‘what was achieved’ part …. look at these unbelievable statements:

    • In the first half of this year, food was provided to a half million people.

    • During 2009 and this year, almost 300,000 displaced people gained access to safe water, proper sanitation and more, resulting in reduced outbreaks of waterborne and sanitation related diseases.

    • From January to May humanitarian operators from both international NGOs and the Government cleared 123sqkm of land.

    Disease outbreaks in Menik farm were controlled

    From .. 30 percent the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in children under-five in IDP sites was reduced to two percent and remained stable.

    • 3,219 houses for returning families were constructed/repaired.
    http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/20/fea03.asp

    Jim, what’s going on? Has Neil’s tea been spiked with LSD? Is he hallucinating? Or is there any truth to these bombastic claims? I think we should be told! 🙂

    Even worse news from France!
    The French Foreign Minister made a very measured statement about the ACM workers in Muttur and the need to find their killers.

    But his boss, the President of France, was busy ethnically cleansing Roma Gypsies (EU citizens) from France for the crime of being …. er… gypsies.! http://tinyurl.com/33r37tu

    If the Gypsies are clever, they should contact the LTTE’s Paris representative and charter a boat to Canada.

    We in SL are continually lectured to about following the wonderful examples of good governance and respect for human rights that our moral superiors in the Western bloc practice. Is France a good example to follow?

    Perhaps AI, Jim or Christopher could teach us.

  57. Ho Ho Ho !!

    Merry Christmas !! – Or am I still Dreaming ??

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    It says "Executed" after the "Fighting Between" Tiger Rebels (I don't use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die? If so the word "execution" sound quite out of context !!

    Also I wonder "What The Father" they were doing in the midst of the LTTE if their mission was to supply food to the innocent – LTTE had food in plenty since they stole the rations sent to the innocent and ideally these guys should have been with the innocent, feeding the innocent and not the LTTE. Well, they say that "You sleep with Dogs, get ready to wake up with Flees" – Is it what happened ?? You seem to be knowing more than the investigators on what happened.

    Manojanraj Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    This fellow is branded below Ape mentality – He is further away – Worm for sure !

    Hey Joker !! I am still waiting for you to answer the queries I posted to you in previous 2 posts – Why U running away Chicken Shit ???

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    Read the article and comments
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/12/canadi

    Are the Canadians who write on these sites Sri Lankan Government Agents too ?? Might be a huge Pay Pack the GOSL has to pay them, after-all it's in Dollars !!

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    I ask you Brainless, Un-evolved, Terrorist Apes & Worms Again – Answer me & to the world you pathetic Worms !!

    Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan not "Honorable" Enough Tamils for you freaking Apes to Kill them ???

    You started your Terrorist campaign by killing a Tamil – Alfred Doraiappa – was not he Honorable for you Terrorists ?

    Is it the Tamils who hung cyanide capsules around innocent Children necks that become Honorable ??? How about the Thousands of other Tamils that you killed ??? Not Honorable Tamils ?? Where the hell do you draw the line ??

    You might have your own low mentality petty agenda's. But, Please do not get the Honorable Tamil people dragged in to your Terrorist Ape matters – Majority Tamils Spite you they hate you – get it straight.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    Canadians are paid government agents I guess. I know many SL Tamils in Canada who denounce you and didn't even give money to your unholy alliances – unfortunately, even they cannot socialize with the Canadians or get the respect they deserve because you Terrorist Monkeys !!

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    They were the first to turn away your Terrorist Boats – Try going there again will you ??

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.

    This is probably the joke of the century – May be you Apes could tickle you Rectums and laugh for these Jokes – If you are lucky, you could fart and another Ape will be born !!

    If the White Ape Adela who hung cyanide capsules around children necks is honorable, why don't you "Velu" go eat some dirt (U know what I mean here) – you would be considered even more honorable !!

    Do you think that the Tamil community or the parent's of those children who were victimized by Adela B!atch would think that she is honorable ?? My A$$ – LOLOL !!

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    This is when we call people are talking from their rectums – No teeth – LOL !!

    I pass this place in Bamba every day to get to work. The only government control I see here is the newly fixed traffic control (Traffic lights) system to the benefit of the kids who cross the road there. Unfortunate to see that St. Peters and Muslim Ladies Collages that are on the same road few hundred meters away do not have this facility fixed !!

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    This again is a typical post from a Fart Brain – EDE clearly posted a video where the kids are taught in Tamil and here, I actually feel sorry for Velu – I wonder whether Velu is really misguided by some party to think this way or is he a person who create lies ?? Anyways, I would still expect Velu to have tiny winy bit of brains before he makes such statements.

    Let me not talk about the rest of the post as I am dumbfound by these Stupid Posts !! (Yes I admit it – Totally Dumbfound after seeing the Stupidest post of them all)

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    For the information of those who have brains and are Human, there are resident Hindu Priests in this school and there is a Huge Hindu Kovil right opposite the school where the festival was held last week…

    So, I sincerely hope that Velu could start washing his Back Side the next time he goes to the wash room and start fresh by using the mouth to talk instead of his Rectum !! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Boooo !!

  58. No Justice for the Victim yet

    A French charity accused the Sri Lankan government of "lacking the will to establish the truth" about the massacre of 17 aid workers in 2006 and called for an international inquiry.

    Seventeen mostly Tamil staff members of the charity, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), were shot dead in the ACF compound on August 4 2006 in the northeastern town of Muttur, near where fighting was taking place between the government and Tamil Tigers.

    "Today, nearly 3 years after the crime, one has to recognize that these procedures have failed, and that the Sri Lankan government obviously lacks the will to establish the truth," the French charity said in an emailed statement on the report on Saturday July 18.

    "In light of this, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reiterates its call, notably to the European Union, to constitute an international inquiry into this massacre."

    “ACF has closely followed three separate judicial proceedings. Two years into these investigations, the search for truth has been a casualty of obstructionism, the intrusion of politics into the judicial process, a lack of transparency, and even errors,” the statement said.

    “The massacre is the gravest crime carried out against a non-governmental organization and is comparable to a war crime under international law,” it added.

    The head of a presidential probe into rights abuses, including that massacre, said in a report early this month that his work was hampered by the lack of witness protection and the abrupt winding-up of his investigation.

    Thirteen men and four women who worked on water sanitation and farm projects for ACF were found shot dead in an area where government troops and Tamil Tigers were locked in combat.

    Nordic peace monitors at the time blamed the killings – the worst attack on aid workers since the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003 – on government forces. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  59. Ho Ho Ho !!

    Merry Christmas !! – Or am I still Dreaming ??

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    It says "Executed" after the "Fighting Between" Tiger Rebels (I don't use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die? If so the word "execution" sound quite out of context !!

    Also I wonder "What The Father" they were doing in the midst of the LTTE if their mission was to supply food to the innocent – LTTE had food in plenty since they stole the rations sent to the innocent and ideally these guys should have been with the innocent, feeding the innocent and not the LTTE. Well, they say that "You sleep with Dogs, get ready to wake up with Flees" – Is it what happened ?? You seem to be knowing more than the investigators on what happened.

    Manojanraj Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    This fellow is branded below Ape mentality – He is further away – Worm for sure !

    Hey Joker !! I am still waiting for you to answer the queries I posted to you in previous 2 posts – Why U running away Chicken Shit ???

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    Read the article and comments
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/12/canadi

    Are the Canadians who write on these sites Sri Lankan Government Agents too ?? Might be a huge Pay Pack the GOSL has to pay them, after-all it's in Dollars !!

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    I ask you Brainless, Un-evolved, Terrorist Apes & Worms Again – Answer me & to the world you pathetic Worms !!

    Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan not "Honorable" Enough Tamils for you freaking Apes to Kill them ???

    You started your Terrorist campaign by killing a Tamil – Alfred Doraiappa – was not he Honorable for you Terrorists ?

    Is it the Tamils who hung cyanide capsules around innocent Children necks that become Honorable ??? How about the Thousands of other Tamils that you killed ??? Not Honorable Tamils ?? Where the hell do you draw the line ??

    You might have your own low mentality petty agenda's. But, Please do not get the Honorable Tamil people dragged in to your Terrorist Ape matters – Majority Tamils Spite you they hate you – get it straight.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    Canadians are paid government agents I guess. I know many SL Tamils in Canada who denounce you and didn't even give money to your unholy alliances – unfortunately, even they cannot socialize with the Canadians or get the respect they deserve because you Terrorist Monkeys !!

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    They were the first to turn away your Terrorist Boats – Try going there again will you ??

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.

    This is probably the joke of the century – May be you Apes could tickle you Rectums and laugh for these Jokes – If you are lucky, you could fart and another Ape will be born !!

    If the White Ape Adela who hung cyanide capsules around children necks is honorable, why don't you "Velu" go eat some dirt (U know what I mean here) – you would be considered even more honorable !!

    Do you think that the Tamil community or the parent's of those children who were victimized by Adela B!atch would think that she is honorable ?? My A$$ – LOLOL !!

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    This is when we call people are talking from their rectums – No teeth – LOL !!

    I pass this place in Bamba every day to get to work. The only government control I see here is the newly fixed traffic control (Traffic lights) system to the benefit of the kids who cross the road there. Unfortunate to see that St. Peters and Muslim Ladies Collages that are on the same road few hundred meters away do not have this facility fixed !!

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    This again is a typical post from a Fart Brain – EDE clearly posted a video where the kids are taught in Tamil and here, I actually feel sorry for Velu – I wonder whether Velu is really misguided by some party to think this way or is he a person who create lies ?? Anyways, I would still expect Velu to have tiny winy bit of brains before he makes such statements.

    Let me not talk about the rest of the post as I am dumbfound by these Stupid Posts !! (Yes I admit it – Totally Dumbfound after seeing the Stupidest post of them all)

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    For the information of those who have brains and are Human, there are resident Hindu Priests in this school and there is a Huge Hindu Kovil right opposite the school where the festival was held last week…

    So, I sincerely hope that Velu could start washing his Back Side the next time he goes to the wash room and start fresh by using the mouth to talk instead of his Rectum !! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Boooo !!

  60. Ho Ho Ho !!

    Merry Christmas !! – Or am I still Dreaming ??

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    It says "Executed" after the "Fighting Between" Tiger Rebels (I don't use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die? If so the word "execution" sound quite out of context !!

    Also I wonder "What The Father" they were doing in the midst of the LTTE if their mission was to supply food to the innocent – LTTE had food in plenty since they stole the rations sent to the innocent and ideally these guys should have been with the innocent, feeding the innocent and not the LTTE. Well, they say that "You sleep with Dogs, get ready to wake up with Flees" – Is it what happened ?? You seem to be knowing more than the investigators on what happened.

    Manojanraj Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    This fellow is branded below Ape mentality – He is further away – Worm for sure !

    Hey Joker !! I am still waiting for you to answer the queries I posted to you in previous 2 posts – Why U running away Chicken Shit ???

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    Read the article and comments
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/12/canadi

    Are the Canadians who write on these sites Sri Lankan Government Agents too ?? Might be a huge Pay Pack the GOSL has to pay them, after-all it's in Dollars !!

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    I ask you Brainless, Un-evolved, Terrorist Apes & Worms Again – Answer me & to the world you pathetic Worms !!

    Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan not "Honorable" Enough Tamils for you freaking Apes to Kill them ???

    You started your Terrorist campaign by killing a Tamil – Alfred Doraiappa – was not he Honorable for you Terrorists ?

    Is it the Tamils who hung cyanide capsules around innocent Children necks that become Honorable ??? How about the Thousands of other Tamils that you killed ??? Not Honorable Tamils ?? Where the hell do you draw the line ??

    You might have your own low mentality petty agenda's. But, Please do not get the Honorable Tamil people dragged in to your Terrorist Ape matters – Majority Tamils Spite you they hate you – get it straight.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    Canadians are paid government agents I guess. I know many SL Tamils in Canada who denounce you and didn't even give money to your unholy alliances – unfortunately, even they cannot socialize with the Canadians or get the respect they deserve because you Terrorist Monkeys !!

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    They were the first to turn away your Terrorist Boats – Try going there again will you ??

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.

    This is probably the joke of the century – May be you Apes could tickle you Rectums and laugh for these Jokes – If you are lucky, you could fart and another Ape will be born !!

    If the White Ape Adela who hung cyanide capsules around children necks is honorable, why don't you "Velu" go eat some dirt (U know what I mean here) – you would be considered even more honorable !!

    Do you think that the Tamil community or the parent's of those children who were victimized by Adela B!atch would think that she is honorable ?? My A$$ – LOLOL !!

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    This is when we call people are talking from their rectums – No teeth – LOL !!

    I pass this place in Bamba every day to get to work. The only government control I see here is the newly fixed traffic control (Traffic lights) system to the benefit of the kids who cross the road there. Unfortunate to see that St. Peters and Muslim Ladies Collages that are on the same road few hundred meters away do not have this facility fixed !!

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    This again is a typical post from a Fart Brain – EDE clearly posted a video where the kids are taught in Tamil and here, I actually feel sorry for Velu – I wonder whether Velu is really misguided by some party to think this way or is he a person who create lies ?? Anyways, I would still expect Velu to have tiny winy bit of brains before he makes such statements.

    Let me not talk about the rest of the post as I am dumbfound by these Stupid Posts !! (Yes I admit it – Totally Dumbfound after seeing the Stupidest post of them all)

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    For the information of those who have brains and are Human, there are resident Hindu Priests in this school and there is a Huge Hindu Kovil right opposite the school where the festival was held last week…

    So, I sincerely hope that Velu could start washing his Back Side the next time he goes to the wash room and start fresh by using the mouth to talk instead of his Rectum !! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Boooo !!

  61. No Justice for the Victim yet

    A French charity accused the Sri Lankan government of "lacking the will to establish the truth" about the massacre of 17 aid workers in 2006 and called for an international inquiry.

    Seventeen mostly Tamil staff members of the charity, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), were shot dead in the ACF compound on August 4 2006 in the northeastern town of Muttur, near where fighting was taking place between the government and Tamil Tigers.

    "Today, nearly 3 years after the crime, one has to recognize that these procedures have failed, and that the Sri Lankan government obviously lacks the will to establish the truth," the French charity said in an emailed statement on the report on Saturday July 18.

    "In light of this, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reiterates its call, notably to the European Union, to constitute an international inquiry into this massacre."

    “ACF has closely followed three separate judicial proceedings. Two years into these investigations, the search for truth has been a casualty of obstructionism, the intrusion of politics into the judicial process, a lack of transparency, and even errors,” the statement said.

    “The massacre is the gravest crime carried out against a non-governmental organization and is comparable to a war crime under international law,” it added.

    The head of a presidential probe into rights abuses, including that massacre, said in a report early this month that his work was hampered by the lack of witness protection and the abrupt winding-up of his investigation.

    Thirteen men and four women who worked on water sanitation and farm projects for ACF were found shot dead in an area where government troops and Tamil Tigers were locked in combat.

    Nordic peace monitors at the time blamed the killings – the worst attack on aid workers since the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003 – on government forces. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  62. No Justice for the Victim yet

    A French charity accused the Sri Lankan government of "lacking the will to establish the truth" about the massacre of 17 aid workers in 2006 and called for an international inquiry.

    Seventeen mostly Tamil staff members of the charity, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), were shot dead in the ACF compound on August 4 2006 in the northeastern town of Muttur, near where fighting was taking place between the government and Tamil Tigers.

    "Today, nearly 3 years after the crime, one has to recognize that these procedures have failed, and that the Sri Lankan government obviously lacks the will to establish the truth," the French charity said in an emailed statement on the report on Saturday July 18.

    "In light of this, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reiterates its call, notably to the European Union, to constitute an international inquiry into this massacre."

    “ACF has closely followed three separate judicial proceedings. Two years into these investigations, the search for truth has been a casualty of obstructionism, the intrusion of politics into the judicial process, a lack of transparency, and even errors,” the statement said.

    “The massacre is the gravest crime carried out against a non-governmental organization and is comparable to a war crime under international law,” it added.

    The head of a presidential probe into rights abuses, including that massacre, said in a report early this month that his work was hampered by the lack of witness protection and the abrupt winding-up of his investigation.

    Thirteen men and four women who worked on water sanitation and farm projects for ACF were found shot dead in an area where government troops and Tamil Tigers were locked in combat.

    Nordic peace monitors at the time blamed the killings – the worst attack on aid workers since the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003 – on government forces. http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articlei

  63. "It has been almost seven years and we have seen nothing…We no longer have any confidence the Sri Lankan investigations will deliver justice."

    Executive Director, Francois Danel, of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) told Reuters saying that "it [ACF] had no confidence in the government investigation and had quit the island in protest."

    17 local tsunami aid workers in a massacre in Sri Lanka seven years ago, and Nordic truce monitors blamed Sri Lankan security forces for the killings, one of the worst attacks on humanitarian staff since the 2003 bombing of the United Nations compound in Baghdad, the report said.

    The 17 aid workers — all but one ethnic minority Tamils — their bodies were found later in front of their compound by the first aid team to reach it.

    Most had been shot at close range with automatic weapons.

  64. The killing of 17 aid workers Sri Lanka three years ago.

    "For three years since the massacre, the Rajapaksa government has put on an elaborate song and dance to bedazzle the international community into believing justice is being done," said James Ross, legal and policy director at Human Rights Watch.

    The aid workers' deaths were condemned around the world
    "It's time the UN and concerned governments say 'the show is over' and put into place a serious international inquiry.

    "Instead of doing all it can to get justice for this horrific crime, the Sri Lankan government is further traumatising the victims' families by trying to shift the blame to others."

    A presidential commission of inquiry last month publicly announced its findings in the case, which exonerated the Sri Lankan army and navy for the killings.

    But HRW says that this report was based primarily on "limited witness testimony" from people who said that the armed forces were not in the vicinity at the time.

    The commission blamed the killings on either the Tamil Tigers or auxiliary police known as home guards. Its full report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa remains unpublished.

  65. Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger/ACF) in a press note to journalists released Thursday said, “[t]he Muttur slaughter can't be considered only as a "collateral damage" during the Muttur battle: our team has been specifically and deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution style with bullets shot in their head.

    Everything was consciously and brutally planned: the victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless.

    The culprits of this massacre are the ones who were carrying the arms.

    We can assert that this massacre is a war crime in violation of the Geneva Conventions.”

  66. Still Waiting for Justice for the "Paris 200" – after 40 years.

    Over 200 peaceful Algerian demonstrators were murdered by the French police in October 1967 and their bodies dumped in the River Seine.

    Concerned Sri Lankan circles said, "…“[t]he Paris slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Algerian civil war. The innocent Algerian demonstrators were specifically and deliberately targeted, their death organised execution-style with bullets shot in their head and drowned".

    Not a single French policeman has been investigated or charged for this mass killings, because the actions fell under the general amnesty for crimes committed during the Algerian War.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/monitoring/media

    An excellent example for Sri Lanka to follow, no? What do you think, Jim?

    The 'human-rights' obsessed European Union have not demanded that France revoke the amnesty and begin proceedings against the perpetrators.

    Yet again we village idiots in Sri Lanka can only be grateful that our guiding lights in the West have so much to teach us about the proper and timely investigations into alleged war crimes.

    Merci, France et l'Union européenne!

  67. Still Waiting for Justice for the "Paris 200" – after 40 years.

    Over 200 peaceful Algerian demonstrators were murdered by the French police in October 1967 and their bodies dumped in the River Seine.

    Concerned Sri Lankan circles said, "…“[t]he Paris slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Algerian civil war. The innocent Algerian demonstrators were specifically and deliberately targeted, their death organised execution-style with bullets shot in their head and drowned".

    Not a single French policeman has been investigated or charged for this mass killings, because the actions fell under the general amnesty for crimes committed during the Algerian War.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/monitoring/media

    An excellent example for Sri Lanka to follow, no? What do you think, Jim?

    The 'human-rights' obsessed European Union have not demanded that France revoke the amnesty and begin proceedings against the perpetrators.

    Yet again we village idiots in Sri Lanka can only be grateful that our guiding lights in the West have so much to teach us about the proper and timely investigations into alleged war crimes.

    Merci, France et l'Union européenne!

  68. Still Waiting for Justice for the "Paris 200" – after 40 years.

    Over 200 peaceful Algerian demonstrators were murdered by the French police in October 1967 and their bodies dumped in the River Seine.

    Concerned Sri Lankan circles said, "…“[t]he Paris slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Algerian civil war. The innocent Algerian demonstrators were specifically and deliberately targeted, their death organised execution-style with bullets shot in their head and drowned".

    Not a single French policeman has been investigated or charged for this mass killings, because the actions fell under the general amnesty for crimes committed during the Algerian War.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/monitoring/media

    An excellent example for Sri Lanka to follow, no? What do you think, Jim?

    The 'human-rights' obsessed European Union have not demanded that France revoke the amnesty and begin proceedings against the perpetrators.

    Yet again we village idiots in Sri Lanka can only be grateful that our guiding lights in the West have so much to teach us about the proper and timely investigations into alleged war crimes.

    Merci, France et l'Union européenne!

  69. All ya Pitiful Apes and Worms of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

    Follow this link to check out your means of HR – coming straight from your senior Apes and worms.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Tamil+Congress+c

    “We just don’t want this escalating to a point where there is something more than a backlash of words, something more tangible,” Manjula Selvarajah said, adding that a violent reaction against the Tamil community “might be a problem” if the congress does not take a stand.

    Apart from going Canada and getting amnesty thanks to them, now these ungrateful Apes and Worms want to pressure the government of Canada and create chaos in that peaceful country too…

    Also, check the comments made by the Canadian Citizens (who are paid by the Sri Lankan Government for commenting) – they seem to love you Apes and Worms !!

    Damn good for Canada for taking these none evolved creatures to live among humans ! However, grateful that they realized the mistake sooner than later.

  70. Action contre la Faim (ACF or Action against Hunger) took his decision to withdraw from Sri Lanka consequently to the declaration of the members of the IIGEP to quit the process of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Indeed the organization has always considered the presence of the international experts as an essential condition for the credibility of the process. Several times, during the presidential CoI, the IIGEP made suggestions regarding the improvement of the procedure, however, those suggestions have never been considered. Accordingly with all the objections raised by the IIGEP, ACF doubts that the international standards would be respected by the CoI.

    The Organisation is aware of all the information originated from different sources (SLMM-UTHR-etc) regarding the Muttur case. However ACF has never given an opinion in merit, either expressing a judgement of culpability or taking decisions based on those allegations. The organisation considers that it is the duty of a court to investigate and prosecute suspects. Therefore ACF is not in a position to take any stand in relation to any information circulating outside a legal process. We are neither investigators nor a Human Rights organisation; we are just a victim who as such is claiming for a real and credible investigation process.

    Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international, non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit making organisation with programmes in 43 countries worldwide. Its vocation is to save lives by fighting hunger, especially those of malnourished children, and to work with vulnerable populations to preserve and restore their livelihoods with dignity.

    As a humanitarian agency, ACF is often working in dangerous areas but always taking all the security precautions. Nevertheless our organization has never had to deal with a crime such as the one happened in Muttur in 2006, August 4th. Furthermore, the massacre of so many NGO workers never happened in the history of humanitarian organisations.

    About the question sometimes raised whether ACF is responsible or not regarding the security situation in Muttur at that time, ACF answered several times to these questions and faced unjustified critics. The organization also received the full support of various Sri Lankan and international institutions. We can one more time explain the taking decision process and facts surrounding the killing.

    The July 31st 2006 a meeting was organized at the ACF office in Trincomalee with the national and expatriate staff members, to decide whether or not the team should go to Muttur. Given the situation apparently quiet they decided to move by ferry to Muttur. No indication at that time showed that a major crisis could erupt in Muttur.

    The morning of August 1st the rest of the ACF team leaved Trincomalee moving to Muttur by boat with the idea to come back in the afternoon in Trincomalee. The fact that the ferry service was operational meant that there were no reasons, at that time, to be particularly worried. Officials from Muttur (District Secretary) took the same boat than part of our team that day. The same afternoon (the 1st) the Muttur battle broke out suddenly and every transport way was cut (the road blocked and the ferry suspended). The organisation informed of the Muttur team presence the UN, CHA, ICRC, the Police of Trincomale and the military authority through a SLA Colonel. During the following days of the crisis, ACF kept on asking the authorities to help us evacuate our team.

    The August 2nd the ACF Trincomale office tried to organize with the ICRC a rescue boat to evacuate the workers isolated inside the ACF Muttur office. The ICRC could not get guarantees of security from all the fighting parties, so the mission was aborted.

    The last contact between ACF and the team in Muttur was made by radio on the 4th, around 7:00 am. Unconfirmed information has however emerged since then to the effect that members of the team might have been seen alive during that day. ACF has again tried to organize an evacuation by land but the mission has aborted at an Army checkpoint, 10 km away from Muttur, even if the SLA had already been informed about the ACF workers presence.

    Rumours from several sources started to circulate on the 5th to the effect that around 15 people had been executed on ACF compound in Muttur. Another team left Trincomalee on that day and went up to Thoppur where they met with the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM) trying to get into Muttur. Both teams had to turn back as the SLA did not allow them to continue their road. Although at that time a group of journalists get the authorization to go into Muttur.

    On the 6th, hopes to find the workers alive in Muttur were gone but ACF insisted on reaching the town in order to collect the bodies. Another road expedition was organized together with the ICRC. Then again, the convoy had to turn back after having been blocked by a mob in a village on the road. Afterward, some of the organization's staff members took the initiative to get on the ferry whose service was restored. The boat had however to turn back before reaching Muttur when shells felt in front of the boat just before docking. At the same time, the CHA succeeded to get through Muttur by road and went to ACF compound. They discovered the slain workers lying in front of the gate and gave ACF the confirmation that the staff had been executed. Considering the state of things in Muttur, their visit was brief but they took the initiative to take the first official pictures of the crime scene.

    Ultimately, on the 7th, the collection of the bodies was organized from ACF base in Trincomalee with a team mostly comprising of ACF staff members. When they arrived in Muttur, they directly went to the police station and told the officers present that they were coming to collect the bodies.

    Therefore, several attempts were conducted to rescue our ACF team and help them to go out of Muttur but without success because of the situation prevailing in Muttur (attacks) or because of several refusal of allowance by the Police. The position of the organisation has always been very careful, attentive and active in trying to rescue his team. When asked, all NGO and IO operating in the area told they would have taken the same decision (e.g. to ask the team to stay in the office and to increase visibility to identify the compound as an NGO compound and a non-warring party) considering that NGO/IO were never targeted and that humanitarian workers, as well as civilians, are protected by the Geneva Conventions.

    The Muttur slaughter can't be considered only as a "collateral damage" during the Muttur battle: our team has been specifically and deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution style with bullets shot in their head. Everything was consciously and brutally planned: the victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless. The culprits of this massacre are the ones who were carrying the arms. We can assert that this massacre is a war crime in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

    The overall aim of a humanitarian NGO is to help affected population particularly during crisis like natural disasters, wars or internal conflicts, in order to avoid humanitarian crises and massive displacements. ACF carries out its role in regions like Darfur and Chechnya, but no accident such as the one happened in Muttur has ever been reported.

    Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger / ACF) was created in 1979 in France and represents a network of international headquarters in Paris, New York, London, Madrid, and Montreal with more than 5000 persons all over the world. The organization provides water, food, non-food items and nutritional support in emergency situations including natural disasters and conflicts, and follows up these activities with post-emergency rehabilitation. In 2006, the ACF international network has delivered aid to more than 4.7 millions of persons.

    ACF has carried out humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka since 1997.

    Lucile Grosjean
    Press officer

  71. Ho Ho Ho !!

    Merry Christmas !! – Or am I still Dreaming ??

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.

    It says “Executed” after the “Fighting Between” Tiger Rebels (I don’t use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die? If so the word “execution” sound quite out of context !!

    Also I wonder “What The Father” they were doing in the midst of the LTTE if their mission was to supply food to the innocent – LTTE had food in plenty since they stole the rations sent to the innocent and ideally these guys should have been with the innocent, feeding the innocent and not the LTTE. Well, they say that “You sleep with Dogs, get ready to wake up with Flees” – Is it what happened ?? You seem to be knowing more than the investigators on what happened.

    Manojanraj Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    This fellow is branded below Ape mentality – He is further away – Worm for sure !

    Hey Joker !! I am still waiting for you to answer the queries I posted to you in previous 2 posts – Why U running away Chicken Shit ???

    80% of commentators who reply to the newspaper articles on internet are the Sri Lanka Government agents.

    Read the article and comments

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/12/canadian-navy-boards-refugee-ship-said-carrying-tamil-tigers-members/#content

    Are the Canadians who write on these sites Sri Lankan Government Agents too ?? Might be a huge Pay Pack the GOSL has to pay them, after-all it’s in Dollars !!

    We should protect the honorable Tamil people and not let the Sri Lankan Racists to pour dirt on Tamil heads.

    I ask you Brainless, Un-evolved, Terrorist Apes & Worms Again – Answer me & to the world you pathetic Worms !!

    Was Lakshman Kadiragamar and Neelan Thiruchelvan not “Honorable” Enough Tamils for you freaking Apes to Kill them ???

    You started your Terrorist campaign by killing a Tamil – Alfred Doraiappa – was not he Honorable for you Terrorists ?

    Is it the Tamils who hung cyanide capsules around innocent Children necks that become Honorable ??? How about the Thousands of other Tamils that you killed ??? Not Honorable Tamils ?? Where the hell do you draw the line ??

    You might have your own low mentality petty agenda’s. But, Please do not get the Honorable Tamil people dragged in to your Terrorist Ape matters – Majority Tamils Spite you they hate you – get it straight.

    The Canadians are gullible people and they trust the Sri Lanka High Commissioner statement on BBC that :“ All Tamil refugees are criminals “

    Canadians are paid government agents I guess. I know many SL Tamils in Canada who denounce you and didn’t even give money to your unholy alliances – unfortunately, even they cannot socialize with the Canadians or get the respect they deserve because you Terrorist Monkeys !!

    The Australia is not buying the Sri Lanka slick propaganda machine lies and slander about the Tamil War victims.

    They were the first to turn away your Terrorist Boats – Try going there again will you ??

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 6:35 am

    You are going on, on and on …about the honorable A. Balasingham.

    This is probably the joke of the century – May be you Apes could tickle you Rectums and laugh for these Jokes – If you are lucky, you could fart and another Ape will be born !!

    If the White Ape Adela who hung cyanide capsules around children necks is honorable, why don’t you “Velu” go eat some dirt (U know what I mean here) – you would be considered even more honorable !!

    Do you think that the Tamil community or the parent’s of those children who were victimized by Adela B!atch would think that she is honorable ?? My A$$ – LOLOL !!

    Velu Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The “Hindu College “is surrounded with Sri Lanka Army soldiers armed to the teeth.

    This is when we call people are talking from their rectums – No teeth – LOL !!

    I pass this place in Bamba every day to get to work. The only government control I see here is the newly fixed traffic control (Traffic lights) system to the benefit of the kids who cross the road there. Unfortunate to see that St. Peters and Muslim Ladies Collages that are on the same road few hundred meters away do not have this facility fixed !!

    All the “teachers “are Sinhalese only and behave like a prison guards

    This again is a typical post from a Fart Brain – EDE clearly posted a video where the kids are taught in Tamil and here, I actually feel sorry for Velu – I wonder whether Velu is really misguided by some party to think this way or is he a person who create lies ?? Anyways, I would still expect Velu to have tiny winy bit of brains before he makes such statements.

    Let me not talk about the rest of the post as I am dumbfound by these Stupid Posts !! (Yes I admit it – Totally Dumbfound after seeing the Stupidest post of them all)

    Hindu Priest, who comes there rarely, is not allowed to talk to child prisoners.

    For the information of those who have brains and are Human, there are resident Hindu Priests in this school and there is a Huge Hindu Kovil right opposite the school where the festival was held last week…

    So, I sincerely hope that Velu could start washing his Back Side the next time he goes to the wash room and start fresh by using the mouth to talk instead of his Rectum !! 🙁 🙁 🙁 Boooo !!

  72. No Justice for the Victim yet

    A French charity accused the Sri Lankan government of “lacking the will to establish the truth” about the massacre of 17 aid workers in 2006 and called for an international inquiry.

    Seventeen mostly Tamil staff members of the charity, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), were shot dead in the ACF compound on August 4 2006 in the northeastern town of Muttur, near where fighting was taking place between the government and Tamil Tigers.

    “Today, nearly 3 years after the crime, one has to recognize that these procedures have failed, and that the Sri Lankan government obviously lacks the will to establish the truth,” the French charity said in an emailed statement on the report on Saturday July 18.

    “In light of this, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reiterates its call, notably to the European Union, to constitute an international inquiry into this massacre.”

    “ACF has closely followed three separate judicial proceedings. Two years into these investigations, the search for truth has been a casualty of obstructionism, the intrusion of politics into the judicial process, a lack of transparency, and even errors,” the statement said.

    “The massacre is the gravest crime carried out against a non-governmental organization and is comparable to a war crime under international law,” it added.

    The head of a presidential probe into rights abuses, including that massacre, said in a report early this month that his work was hampered by the lack of witness protection and the abrupt winding-up of his investigation.

    Thirteen men and four women who worked on water sanitation and farm projects for ACF were found shot dead in an area where government troops and Tamil Tigers were locked in combat.

    Nordic peace monitors at the time blamed the killings – the worst attack on aid workers since the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003 – on government forces.
    http://www.tamilguardian.com/article.asp?articleid=2426

  73. All ya Pitiful Apes and Worms of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

    Follow this link to check out your means of HR – coming straight from your senior Apes and worms.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Tamil+Congress+c

    “We just don’t want this escalating to a point where there is something more than a backlash of words, something more tangible,” Manjula Selvarajah said, adding that a violent reaction against the Tamil community “might be a problem” if the congress does not take a stand.

    Apart from going Canada and getting amnesty thanks to them, now these ungrateful Apes and Worms want to pressure the government of Canada and create chaos in that peaceful country too…

    Also, check the comments made by the Canadian Citizens (who are paid by the Sri Lankan Government for commenting) – they seem to love you Apes and Worms !!

    Damn good for Canada for taking these none evolved creatures to live among humans ! However, grateful that they realized the mistake sooner than later.

  74. All ya Pitiful Apes and Worms of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

    Follow this link to check out your means of HR – coming straight from your senior Apes and worms.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Tamil+Congress+c

    “We just don’t want this escalating to a point where there is something more than a backlash of words, something more tangible,” Manjula Selvarajah said, adding that a violent reaction against the Tamil community “might be a problem” if the congress does not take a stand.

    Apart from going Canada and getting amnesty thanks to them, now these ungrateful Apes and Worms want to pressure the government of Canada and create chaos in that peaceful country too…

    Also, check the comments made by the Canadian Citizens (who are paid by the Sri Lankan Government for commenting) – they seem to love you Apes and Worms !!

    Damn good for Canada for taking these none evolved creatures to live among humans ! However, grateful that they realized the mistake sooner than later.

  75. Rip,

    And right on cue, here's David Poop-in-Shoes-Man of the "Canadian Tamil Congress" making veiled threats.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=563&amp

    The article says the Canadian Tamil Congress is concerned about backlash "against" Tamils.

    The headline suggests that there will be a backlash "from" Tamils.

    Thank you again, Canada! Looking forward to hearing about Eelamists and their 'backlashes'!

  76. “It has been almost seven years and we have seen nothing…We no longer have any confidence the Sri Lankan investigations will deliver justice.”

    Executive Director, Francois Danel, of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) told Reuters saying that “it [ACF] had no confidence in the government investigation and had quit the island in protest.”

    17 local tsunami aid workers in a massacre in Sri Lanka seven years ago, and Nordic truce monitors blamed Sri Lankan security forces for the killings, one of the worst attacks on humanitarian staff since the 2003 bombing of the United Nations compound in Baghdad, the report said.

    The 17 aid workers — all but one ethnic minority Tamils — their bodies were found later in front of their compound by the first aid team to reach it.

    Most had been shot at close range with automatic weapons.

  77. The killing of 17 aid workers Sri Lanka three years ago.

    “For three years since the massacre, the Rajapaksa government has put on an elaborate song and dance to bedazzle the international community into believing justice is being done,” said James Ross, legal and policy director at Human Rights Watch.

    The aid workers’ deaths were condemned around the world
    “It’s time the UN and concerned governments say ‘the show is over’ and put into place a serious international inquiry.

    “Instead of doing all it can to get justice for this horrific crime, the Sri Lankan government is further traumatising the victims’ families by trying to shift the blame to others.”

    A presidential commission of inquiry last month publicly announced its findings in the case, which exonerated the Sri Lankan army and navy for the killings.

    But HRW says that this report was based primarily on “limited witness testimony” from people who said that the armed forces were not in the vicinity at the time.

    The commission blamed the killings on either the Tamil Tigers or auxiliary police known as home guards. Its full report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa remains unpublished.

  78. Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger/ACF) in a press note to journalists released Thursday said, “[t]he Muttur slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Muttur battle: our team has been specifically and deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution style with bullets shot in their head.

    Everything was consciously and brutally planned: the victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless.

    The culprits of this massacre are the ones who were carrying the arms.

    We can assert that this massacre is a war crime in violation of the Geneva Conventions.”

  79. A security guard brought in the first migrant to be interviewed – a woman, who entered wearing handcuffs.
    She arrived on the ship with her father, mother and a brother, said her lawyer, Eric Purtzki, adding the family has relatives in Canada.

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=794678

    WHERE’S AI when we need them?

  80. Rip,

    And right on cue, here's David Poop-in-Shoes-Man of the "Canadian Tamil Congress" making veiled threats.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=563&amp

    The article says the Canadian Tamil Congress is concerned about backlash "against" Tamils.

    The headline suggests that there will be a backlash "from" Tamils.

    Thank you again, Canada! Looking forward to hearing about Eelamists and their 'backlashes'!

  81. Rip,

    And right on cue, here's David Poop-in-Shoes-Man of the "Canadian Tamil Congress" making veiled threats.
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=563&amp

    The article says the Canadian Tamil Congress is concerned about backlash "against" Tamils.

    The headline suggests that there will be a backlash "from" Tamils.

    Thank you again, Canada! Looking forward to hearing about Eelamists and their 'backlashes'!

  82. A security guard brought in the first migrant to be interviewed – a woman, who entered wearing handcuffs.
    She arrived on the ship with her father, mother and a brother, said her lawyer, Eric Purtzki, adding the family has relatives in Canada.

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=794678

    WHERE’S AI when we need them?

  83. A security guard brought in the first migrant to be interviewed – a woman, who entered wearing handcuffs.
    She arrived on the ship with her father, mother and a brother, said her lawyer, Eric Purtzki, adding the family has relatives in Canada.

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=794678

    WHERE’S AI when we need them?

  84. Still Waiting for Justice for the “Paris 200” – after 40 years.

    Over 200 peaceful Algerian demonstrators were murdered by the French police in October 1967 and their bodies dumped in the River Seine.

    Concerned Sri Lankan circles said, “…“[t]he Paris slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Algerian civil war. The innocent Algerian demonstrators were specifically and deliberately targeted, their death organised execution-style with bullets shot in their head and drowned”.

    Not a single French policeman has been investigated or charged for this mass killings, because the actions fell under the general amnesty for crimes committed during the Algerian War.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/monitoring/media_reports/1604970.stm

    An excellent example for Sri Lanka to follow, no? What do you think, Jim?

    The ‘human-rights’ obsessed European Union have not demanded that France revoke the amnesty and begin proceedings against the perpetrators.

    Yet again we village idiots in Sri Lanka can only be grateful that our guiding lights in the West have so much to teach us about the proper and timely investigations into alleged war crimes.

    Merci, France et l’Union européenne!

  85. British youth’s war crimes awareness walk to conclude Friday http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”

  86. Rajapaksa harbours a deep paranoia based on ethnocentric perceptions of the ‘other’ to prevent any future minority mobilization”.

    “Instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again.

    “If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again,”

  87. Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were
    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared
    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

  88. Ex-army chief calls Sri Lanka a ‘dictatorship’ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM

    Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."

    A military court ruling last week recommended Fonseka be dishonorably discharged and stripped of his rank, pension, medals and other military honors. The president approved and carried out the dismissal on Saturday.

  89. WEARING a crisp blue shirt, Kumaraswamy Nageswaran gestures dejectedly to a towering fence that keeps him from his village and his three acres of farmland on the Trincomalee coast. Five years ago, as Tamil Tiger rebels fought desperately with the Sri Lankan army, thousands of families fled Sampur and adjoining villages. They returned in the six months to January this year, only to find themselves victims of post-war development plans.

    Sampur fell within an area demarcated during the war as a “high-security zone”, in an effort to keep fighters from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam at bay. The rebels were defeated in May 2009, but nearly 6,000 people still cannot get to their homes and lands, as the security zone remains in place.

    Today, inside the fence, Sampur is being cleared for a 500MW coal-powered plant in a joint venture between India and Sri Lanka. Also planned are a jetty and a special economic zone. The government has started a construction spree. The short journey from Kinniya to Mutur still requires arduous travel over potholed tracks and three short trips by rudimentary ferries with spluttering outboard motors. But roads are being tarred and bridges will soon replace the tedious boat rides.

    Along the way, towns and villages are limping back to life. Mutur, a predominantly Muslim township near to Sampur, was the site of a particularly bloody battle in 2006. Gradually it is lifting its head: new buildings, including a school, are rising; paint has been daubed on walls. With a bit more aid money, the recovery would move faster yet. Elsewhere in the district, officials have marked out vast stretches of pristine beach-front for tourist development and plush hotels.

    The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears.

    Mr Nageswaran tries to organise locals, as the president of a welfare group for displaced people. The government has allocated them alternative land, he says, but it is poor, lacking decent soil or water for cultivation, and without the sea to fish in. Nobody asked them before making plans and they have no access to the “family that governs Sri Lanka” to explain their plight.

    Ministers know what is happening. A soldier on the road to Mutur says government officials visit regularly, adding disgustedly that he is forced to salute the likes of Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, a former LTTE leader who is now deputy minister of resettlement, whereas “war heroes” like the former army commander, Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail.

    Mr Fonseka, the country’s only four-star general, led the war against the rebels. He was cashiered on August 13th after a court-martial convicted him on three counts of using “traitorous” words and of a failure “to obey garrison or other orders”. The stripping of his rank, medals and decorations was endorsed by the president, whom he had dared to challenge at an election in January.

    A wider crackdown against the opposition seems to be under way. Also on August 13th two MPs from Mr Fonseka’s Democratic National Alliance were arrested during what they called a “pro-democracy” protest. Police wielding batons and firing tear gas charged the demonstrators. The country may be developing after the war, but democracy still looks frail.

  90. Action contre la Faim (ACF or Action against Hunger) took his decision to withdraw from Sri Lanka consequently to the declaration of the members of the IIGEP to quit the process of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Indeed the organization has always considered the presence of the international experts as an essential condition for the credibility of the process. Several times, during the presidential CoI, the IIGEP made suggestions regarding the improvement of the procedure, however, those suggestions have never been considered. Accordingly with all the objections raised by the IIGEP, ACF doubts that the international standards would be respected by the CoI.

    The Organisation is aware of all the information originated from different sources (SLMM-UTHR-etc) regarding the Muttur case. However ACF has never given an opinion in merit, either expressing a judgement of culpability or taking decisions based on those allegations. The organisation considers that it is the duty of a court to investigate and prosecute suspects. Therefore ACF is not in a position to take any stand in relation to any information circulating outside a legal process. We are neither investigators nor a Human Rights organisation; we are just a victim who as such is claiming for a real and credible investigation process.

    Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international, non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit making organisation with programmes in 43 countries worldwide. Its vocation is to save lives by fighting hunger, especially those of malnourished children, and to work with vulnerable populations to preserve and restore their livelihoods with dignity.

    As a humanitarian agency, ACF is often working in dangerous areas but always taking all the security precautions. Nevertheless our organization has never had to deal with a crime such as the one happened in Muttur in 2006, August 4th. Furthermore, the massacre of so many NGO workers never happened in the history of humanitarian organisations.

    About the question sometimes raised whether ACF is responsible or not regarding the security situation in Muttur at that time, ACF answered several times to these questions and faced unjustified critics. The organization also received the full support of various Sri Lankan and international institutions. We can one more time explain the taking decision process and facts surrounding the killing.

    The July 31st 2006 a meeting was organized at the ACF office in Trincomalee with the national and expatriate staff members, to decide whether or not the team should go to Muttur. Given the situation apparently quiet they decided to move by ferry to Muttur. No indication at that time showed that a major crisis could erupt in Muttur.

    The morning of August 1st the rest of the ACF team leaved Trincomalee moving to Muttur by boat with the idea to come back in the afternoon in Trincomalee. The fact that the ferry service was operational meant that there were no reasons, at that time, to be particularly worried. Officials from Muttur (District Secretary) took the same boat than part of our team that day. The same afternoon (the 1st) the Muttur battle broke out suddenly and every transport way was cut (the road blocked and the ferry suspended). The organisation informed of the Muttur team presence the UN, CHA, ICRC, the Police of Trincomale and the military authority through a SLA Colonel. During the following days of the crisis, ACF kept on asking the authorities to help us evacuate our team.

    The August 2nd the ACF Trincomale office tried to organize with the ICRC a rescue boat to evacuate the workers isolated inside the ACF Muttur office. The ICRC could not get guarantees of security from all the fighting parties, so the mission was aborted.

    The last contact between ACF and the team in Muttur was made by radio on the 4th, around 7:00 am. Unconfirmed information has however emerged since then to the effect that members of the team might have been seen alive during that day. ACF has again tried to organize an evacuation by land but the mission has aborted at an Army checkpoint, 10 km away from Muttur, even if the SLA had already been informed about the ACF workers presence.

    Rumours from several sources started to circulate on the 5th to the effect that around 15 people had been executed on ACF compound in Muttur. Another team left Trincomalee on that day and went up to Thoppur where they met with the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM) trying to get into Muttur. Both teams had to turn back as the SLA did not allow them to continue their road. Although at that time a group of journalists get the authorization to go into Muttur.

    On the 6th, hopes to find the workers alive in Muttur were gone but ACF insisted on reaching the town in order to collect the bodies. Another road expedition was organized together with the ICRC. Then again, the convoy had to turn back after having been blocked by a mob in a village on the road. Afterward, some of the organization’s staff members took the initiative to get on the ferry whose service was restored. The boat had however to turn back before reaching Muttur when shells felt in front of the boat just before docking. At the same time, the CHA succeeded to get through Muttur by road and went to ACF compound. They discovered the slain workers lying in front of the gate and gave ACF the confirmation that the staff had been executed. Considering the state of things in Muttur, their visit was brief but they took the initiative to take the first official pictures of the crime scene.

    Ultimately, on the 7th, the collection of the bodies was organized from ACF base in Trincomalee with a team mostly comprising of ACF staff members. When they arrived in Muttur, they directly went to the police station and told the officers present that they were coming to collect the bodies.

    Therefore, several attempts were conducted to rescue our ACF team and help them to go out of Muttur but without success because of the situation prevailing in Muttur (attacks) or because of several refusal of allowance by the Police. The position of the organisation has always been very careful, attentive and active in trying to rescue his team. When asked, all NGO and IO operating in the area told they would have taken the same decision (e.g. to ask the team to stay in the office and to increase visibility to identify the compound as an NGO compound and a non-warring party) considering that NGO/IO were never targeted and that humanitarian workers, as well as civilians, are protected by the Geneva Conventions.

    The Muttur slaughter can’t be considered only as a “collateral damage” during the Muttur battle: our team has been specifically and deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution style with bullets shot in their head. Everything was consciously and brutally planned: the victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless. The culprits of this massacre are the ones who were carrying the arms. We can assert that this massacre is a war crime in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

    The overall aim of a humanitarian NGO is to help affected population particularly during crisis like natural disasters, wars or internal conflicts, in order to avoid humanitarian crises and massive displacements. ACF carries out its role in regions like Darfur and Chechnya, but no accident such as the one happened in Muttur has ever been reported.

    Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger / ACF) was created in 1979 in France and represents a network of international headquarters in Paris, New York, London, Madrid, and Montreal with more than 5000 persons all over the world. The organization provides water, food, non-food items and nutritional support in emergency situations including natural disasters and conflicts, and follows up these activities with post-emergency rehabilitation. In 2006, the ACF international network has delivered aid to more than 4.7 millions of persons.

    ACF has carried out humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka since 1997.

    Lucile Grosjean
    Press officer

  91. Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    Noooooooooooooooo!

    Canada is committing Photograph Genocide and Fingerprint Genocide!

    AI is in a quandry over these fake refugees. After all, they jumped the immigration queue in Canada by paying human smugglers, which is illegal. I'm sure AI don't want to be seen to be condoning illegal behaviour 🙂 🙂

  92. British youth’s war crimes awareness walk to conclude Friday http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”

  93. British youth’s war crimes awareness walk to conclude Friday http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”

  94. Ex-army chief calls Sri Lanka a ‘dictatorship’ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM

    Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."

    A military court ruling last week recommended Fonseka be dishonorably discharged and stripped of his rank, pension, medals and other military honors. The president approved and carried out the dismissal on Saturday.

  95. Ex-army chief calls Sri Lanka a ‘dictatorship’ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM

    Sri Lanka's ex-army chief called the government a "total dictatorship" and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a "lawlessness" prevails in the country while "a total dictatorship is going on."

    A military court ruling last week recommended Fonseka be dishonorably discharged and stripped of his rank, pension, medals and other military honors. The president approved and carried out the dismissal on Saturday.

  96. All ya Pitiful Apes and Worms of Peelam Die Ass Pora !!

    Follow this link to check out your means of HR – coming straight from your senior Apes and worms.

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Tamil+Congress+concerned+Ottawa+tone/3415180/story.html

    “We just don’t want this escalating to a point where there is something more than a backlash of words, something more tangible,” Manjula Selvarajah said, adding that a violent reaction against the Tamil community “might be a problem” if the congress does not take a stand.

    Apart from going Canada and getting amnesty thanks to them, now these ungrateful Apes and Worms want to pressure the government of Canada and create chaos in that peaceful country too…

    Also, check the comments made by the Canadian Citizens (who are paid by the Sri Lankan Government for commenting) – they seem to love you Apes and Worms !!

    Damn good for Canada for taking these none evolved creatures to live among humans ! However, grateful that they realized the mistake sooner than later.

  97. Agents of Sri Lanka, some of them who work as pseudo terror experts and journalists in other countries are demonising the Tamils who are struggling for their survival even in the seas. These fake experts continue to deceive the international community by identifying every Tamil child, mother and father as terrorists.

    Some Sri Lankan senior cabinet ministers are seeking access to the fleeing refugees so that they can torment the victims even outside Sri Lanka. No laws in the world would allow the persecutors to meet the their fleeing victims in foreign soil or in international waters unless these foreign countries are also having worst human rights records as Sri Lanka who have no respect for the law.

  98. Rip,

    And right on cue, here’s David Poop-in-Shoes-Man of the “Canadian Tamil Congress” making veiled threats.

    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=563&id=5942

    The article says the Canadian Tamil Congress is concerned about backlash “against” Tamils.

    The headline suggests that there will be a backlash “from” Tamils.

    Thank you again, Canada! Looking forward to hearing about Eelamists and their ‘backlashes’!

  99. A security guard brought in the first migrant to be interviewed – a woman, who entered wearing handcuffs.
    She arrived on the ship with her father, mother and a brother, said her lawyer, Eric Purtzki, adding the family has relatives in Canada.

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=7946786

    WHERE’S AI when we need them?

  100. Rajapaksa harbours a deep paranoia based on ethnocentric perceptions of the ‘other’ to prevent any future minority mobilization”.

    “Instead of using the historic opportunity for national reconciliation, the repressive ethnocentric approach without dealing with the underlying grievances in the long term will only alienate the minorities once again.

    “If there is no healing of memories, merely a repression, the untreated collective trauma could well turn into resentment and rekindle cycles of violence once again,”

  101. Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were
    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared
    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

  102. WEARING a crisp blue shirt, Kumaraswamy Nageswaran gestures dejectedly to a towering fence that keeps him from his village and his three acres of farmland on the Trincomalee coast. Five years ago, as Tamil Tiger rebels fought desperately with the Sri Lankan army, thousands of families fled Sampur and adjoining villages. They returned in the six months to January this year, only to find themselves victims of post-war development plans.

    Sampur fell within an area demarcated during the war as a “high-security zone”, in an effort to keep fighters from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam at bay. The rebels were defeated in May 2009, but nearly 6,000 people still cannot get to their homes and lands, as the security zone remains in place.

    Today, inside the fence, Sampur is being cleared for a 500MW coal-powered plant in a joint venture between India and Sri Lanka. Also planned are a jetty and a special economic zone. The government has started a construction spree. The short journey from Kinniya to Mutur still requires arduous travel over potholed tracks and three short trips by rudimentary ferries with spluttering outboard motors. But roads are being tarred and bridges will soon replace the tedious boat rides.

    Along the way, towns and villages are limping back to life. Mutur, a predominantly Muslim township near to Sampur, was the site of a particularly bloody battle in 2006. Gradually it is lifting its head: new buildings, including a school, are rising; paint has been daubed on walls. With a bit more aid money, the recovery would move faster yet. Elsewhere in the district, officials have marked out vast stretches of pristine beach-front for tourist development and plush hotels.

    The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears.

    Mr Nageswaran tries to organise locals, as the president of a welfare group for displaced people. The government has allocated them alternative land, he says, but it is poor, lacking decent soil or water for cultivation, and without the sea to fish in. Nobody asked them before making plans and they have no access to the “family that governs Sri Lanka” to explain their plight.

    Ministers know what is happening. A soldier on the road to Mutur says government officials visit regularly, adding disgustedly that he is forced to salute the likes of Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, a former LTTE leader who is now deputy minister of resettlement, whereas “war heroes” like the former army commander, Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail.

    Mr Fonseka, the country’s only four-star general, led the war against the rebels. He was cashiered on August 13th after a court-martial convicted him on three counts of using “traitorous” words and of a failure “to obey garrison or other orders”. The stripping of his rank, medals and decorations was endorsed by the president, whom he had dared to challenge at an election in January.

    A wider crackdown against the opposition seems to be under way. Also on August 13th two MPs from Mr Fonseka’s Democratic National Alliance were arrested during what they called a “pro-democracy” protest. Police wielding batons and firing tear gas charged the demonstrators. The country may be developing after the war, but democracy still looks frail.

  103. Read ON!

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — SRI LANKA AMBASSADOR IN U.S. REFUTES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Aug. 9, 2010 the Washington Post published a letter from James McDonald of Amnesty International suggesting that a shipload of Sri Lankans arriving illegally in Canada should be given asylum because they faced persecution if they returned to Sri Lanka.

    I am compelled to respond to this letter because Mr. McDonald misstates so many facts and makes so many blind allegations that he must be corrected.
    First, Mr. McDonald states that during Sri Lanka's "civil war, both the government and Tigers committed human rights abuses including war crimes."
    Sri Lanka's long fight against a terrorist army, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was not a civil war. That's a convenient Western characterization. The LTTE ruthlessly took over parts of Sri Lanka and killed any person – many of them Tamil – who stood in their way.

    Secondly, it is outrageous to suggest that the government of Sri Lanka committed human rights abuses and war crimes as it defeated the LTTE in May 2009. In fact, the government rescued nearly 300,000 people who were held hostage as human shields by the LTTE. Furthermore, Sri Lankan forces are trained in human rights. Mr. McDonald of course cites no evidence for his allegations; in fact there is none. Sri Lanka has established a Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission to examine the most intense years of the conflict.

    Finally, Mr. McDonald accuses Sri Lanka of holding hardcore LTTE militants without due process. These militants escaped by posing as civilians. They are terrorists. Yet the government of Sri Lanka has initiated a program that will offer them amnesty and rehabilitation.

    Sri Lanka is working hard to provide Tamils and all others affected by the conflict with a new beginning, and so it is also outrageous to suggest, as Mr. McDonald does, that Tamils who return to Sri Lanka will be persecuted. In fact many Tamils have already returned to renew lives that were disrupted by the LTTE's violence — another fact ignored by Mr. McDonald.

    Accusations come easy without facts, but facts make it difficult to sustain tired arguments. I should think that Mr. McDonald and Amnesty International would be heartened by the fact that terrorist violence against innocent civilians has been halted in Sri Lanka for more than a year.

    Sincerely,
    Jaliya Wickramasuriya

    Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States – SOURCE Embassy of Sri Lanka
    http://www.centredaily.com/2010/08/19/2160964/sta

  104. Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    Noooooooooooooooo!

    Canada is committing Photograph Genocide and Fingerprint Genocide!

    AI is in a quandry over these fake refugees. After all, they jumped the immigration queue in Canada by paying human smugglers, which is illegal. I’m sure AI don’t want to be seen to be condoning illegal behaviour 🙂 🙂

  105. For Eelamists, it was ALWAYS about the Money!

    Some astounding revelations (which we always suspected) from KP's (last leader of the LTTE) third interview, on DBS's blog.

    Why couldn't KP rescue Fatty Prabha from the advancing SLA?
    KP says: "It required about 1.5 million US dollars to implement the plan. I did not have that kind of money. The LTTE overseas structure had to give me the money. Castro had promised …. that Nediyavan in Norway will transfer the necessary funds to me. But he never did it. I made repeated requests that it was urgent and time was running out. I would be told “the money is coming, money is coming”. But sadly it never came."

    So various wings of the LTTE, knowing that the end was near were fighting like ferrets in a sack to keep hold of the LTTE funds rather than waste it on finding a helicopter capable of lifting that over-weight psychopath.

    Why did the Nediyavan-Donkey faction of the LTTE deny Fatty's death?
    KP says: "…Money! Everything is money now. When I issued a statement about Prabhakaran being dead they started opposing it saying the leader was alive…… Nediyavan said that we should never acknowledge Prabakharan’s death publicly because the movement would not be able to collect money from the Diaspora after that."

    What about the money given by Diaspora Eelam Donkeys to fight the Sri Lankan state?
    KP says: "During the last few months of the war a massive special collection was conducted among the diaspora. Not even a cent went to the war effort. That money is controlled by Nediyavan and his cohorts. There are …numerous money –making concerns either run directly or being financed by the LTTE. All this is big money. There is also an amount collected on behalf of the TRO (Tamil Rehabilitation Organization).."

    So as the pro-LTTE 'Peace Angels' demonstrated, defecated and blocked traffic demanding ceasefires, they simultaneously funded a 'last push for victory' collection. Nothing new to us, but it's nice to have it confirmed.

    Read the excellent interview here: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1651

  106. France raises ACF
    http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/5951-france-raises-acf.html

    French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in a statement to mark World Humanitarian day today, has raised the death of 17 aid workers in Sri Lanka during the war and noted that the killers have yet to be identified

    Document – Sri Lanka: The ACF Case 4 Years On: Sri Lankan Families Still Waiting for Justice
    http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA37/012/2010/en/726c0646-5bfd-4c44-8fcb-d5ecfab2fe65/asa370122010en.html

  107. British youth’s war crimes awareness walk to conclude Friday
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32453

    The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”

  108. Ex-army chief calls Sri Lanka a ‘dictatorship’
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iIGatGuA2KLRYtTasOvPNq0PiQewD9HMJB2O0

    Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief called the government a “total dictatorship” and said Thursday that he will appeal his recent conviction by a military court, which he described as a political vendetta.

    Former Gen. Sarath Fonseka said the inquiry on charges he was involved in politics while still in the military was launched to persecute him for daring to challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election earlier this year.

    He criticized the Rajapaksa regime for harassing political opponents, saying a “lawlessness” prevails in the country while “a total dictatorship is going on.”

    A military court ruling last week recommended Fonseka be dishonorably discharged and stripped of his rank, pension, medals and other military honors. The president approved and carried out the dismissal on Saturday.

  109. EDE Said (11:26 am) I’m sure AI don’t want to be seen to be condoning illegal behaviour

    Read ON!

    THE WASHINGTON POST – Letters to the Editor

    Sri Lankan asylum-seekers deserve hearings
    Monday, August 9, 2010
    The Aug. 4 news story "U.S. monitoring Sri Lankans aiming for North America, asylum" quoted a former Pentagon official who advocated summarily sending approximately 200 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seekers, now on a boat heading toward North America, back to Sri Lanka. This is a dangerous, ill-considered position.
    The article stated that some of the boat people may be members of the Tamil Tigers. During Sri Lanka's civil war, both the government and the Tigers committed brutal human rights abuses, including war crimes. Those guilty of these crimes shouldn't get asylum. But all Sri Lankan Tamils aren't Tigers, and given the Tigers' history of forced conscription, not every Tiger is necessarily guilty of crimes.
    Further, the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka. Thousands of Tamils suspected of being members of the Tigers are being detained there without charge; some have reportedly been tortured or have died in custody.
    People seeking asylum have the right to a fair hearing on the merits of their individual cases. Treating them all like war criminals without giving them hearings is simply unjust.

    James McDonald, Chicago

    The writer is Sri Lanka country specialist at Amnesty International U.S.A.

  110. Read ON!

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — SRI LANKA AMBASSADOR IN U.S. REFUTES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Aug. 9, 2010 the Washington Post published a letter from James McDonald of Amnesty International suggesting that a shipload of Sri Lankans arriving illegally in Canada should be given asylum because they faced persecution if they returned to Sri Lanka.

    I am compelled to respond to this letter because Mr. McDonald misstates so many facts and makes so many blind allegations that he must be corrected.
    First, Mr. McDonald states that during Sri Lanka's "civil war, both the government and Tigers committed human rights abuses including war crimes."
    Sri Lanka's long fight against a terrorist army, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was not a civil war. That's a convenient Western characterization. The LTTE ruthlessly took over parts of Sri Lanka and killed any person – many of them Tamil – who stood in their way.

    Secondly, it is outrageous to suggest that the government of Sri Lanka committed human rights abuses and war crimes as it defeated the LTTE in May 2009. In fact, the government rescued nearly 300,000 people who were held hostage as human shields by the LTTE. Furthermore, Sri Lankan forces are trained in human rights. Mr. McDonald of course cites no evidence for his allegations; in fact there is none. Sri Lanka has established a Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission to examine the most intense years of the conflict.

    Finally, Mr. McDonald accuses Sri Lanka of holding hardcore LTTE militants without due process. These militants escaped by posing as civilians. They are terrorists. Yet the government of Sri Lanka has initiated a program that will offer them amnesty and rehabilitation.

    Sri Lanka is working hard to provide Tamils and all others affected by the conflict with a new beginning, and so it is also outrageous to suggest, as Mr. McDonald does, that Tamils who return to Sri Lanka will be persecuted. In fact many Tamils have already returned to renew lives that were disrupted by the LTTE's violence — another fact ignored by Mr. McDonald.

    Accusations come easy without facts, but facts make it difficult to sustain tired arguments. I should think that Mr. McDonald and Amnesty International would be heartened by the fact that terrorist violence against innocent civilians has been halted in Sri Lanka for more than a year.

    Sincerely,
    Jaliya Wickramasuriya

    Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States – SOURCE Embassy of Sri Lanka
    http://www.centredaily.com/2010/08/19/2160964/sta

  111. Read ON!

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — SRI LANKA AMBASSADOR IN U.S. REFUTES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Aug. 9, 2010 the Washington Post published a letter from James McDonald of Amnesty International suggesting that a shipload of Sri Lankans arriving illegally in Canada should be given asylum because they faced persecution if they returned to Sri Lanka.

    I am compelled to respond to this letter because Mr. McDonald misstates so many facts and makes so many blind allegations that he must be corrected.
    First, Mr. McDonald states that during Sri Lanka's "civil war, both the government and Tigers committed human rights abuses including war crimes."
    Sri Lanka's long fight against a terrorist army, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was not a civil war. That's a convenient Western characterization. The LTTE ruthlessly took over parts of Sri Lanka and killed any person – many of them Tamil – who stood in their way.

    Secondly, it is outrageous to suggest that the government of Sri Lanka committed human rights abuses and war crimes as it defeated the LTTE in May 2009. In fact, the government rescued nearly 300,000 people who were held hostage as human shields by the LTTE. Furthermore, Sri Lankan forces are trained in human rights. Mr. McDonald of course cites no evidence for his allegations; in fact there is none. Sri Lanka has established a Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission to examine the most intense years of the conflict.

    Finally, Mr. McDonald accuses Sri Lanka of holding hardcore LTTE militants without due process. These militants escaped by posing as civilians. They are terrorists. Yet the government of Sri Lanka has initiated a program that will offer them amnesty and rehabilitation.

    Sri Lanka is working hard to provide Tamils and all others affected by the conflict with a new beginning, and so it is also outrageous to suggest, as Mr. McDonald does, that Tamils who return to Sri Lanka will be persecuted. In fact many Tamils have already returned to renew lives that were disrupted by the LTTE's violence — another fact ignored by Mr. McDonald.

    Accusations come easy without facts, but facts make it difficult to sustain tired arguments. I should think that Mr. McDonald and Amnesty International would be heartened by the fact that terrorist violence against innocent civilians has been halted in Sri Lanka for more than a year.

    Sincerely,
    Jaliya Wickramasuriya

    Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States – SOURCE Embassy of Sri Lanka
    http://www.centredaily.com/2010/08/19/2160964/sta

  112. Kappana,

    I asked Jim earlier to substantiate his claim of returned 'asylum seekers' after the war ended, being tortured and/or killed. Oddly Jim's being uncharacteristically quiet on that. 🙂

    Nice reply from Ambassador Wickramasuriya to AI's usual collection of evasive half-truths regarding these fake refugees.

    Organised Crime and People Smugglers across the world (whether smuggling fake refugees from SL to Canada or young girls from Eastern Europe to the UK to work as prostitutes) now have a new ally: Amnesty International.

    Time to remind our global audience of how Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about SLAF using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

  113. Agents of Sri Lanka, some of them who work as pseudo terror experts and journalists in other countries are demonising the Tamils who are struggling for their survival even in the seas. These fake experts continue to deceive the international community by identifying every Tamil child, mother and father as terrorists.

    Some Sri Lankan senior cabinet ministers are seeking access to the fleeing refugees so that they can torment the victims even outside Sri Lanka. No laws in the world would allow the persecutors to meet the their fleeing victims in foreign soil or in international waters unless these foreign countries are also having worst human rights records as Sri Lanka who have no respect for the law.

  114. For Eelamists, it was ALWAYS about the Money!

    Some astounding revelations (which we always suspected) from KP's (last leader of the LTTE) third interview, on DBS's blog.

    Why couldn't KP rescue Fatty Prabha from the advancing SLA?
    KP says: "It required about 1.5 million US dollars to implement the plan. I did not have that kind of money. The LTTE overseas structure had to give me the money. Castro had promised …. that Nediyavan in Norway will transfer the necessary funds to me. But he never did it. I made repeated requests that it was urgent and time was running out. I would be told “the money is coming, money is coming”. But sadly it never came."

    So various wings of the LTTE, knowing that the end was near were fighting like ferrets in a sack to keep hold of the LTTE funds rather than waste it on finding a helicopter capable of lifting that over-weight psychopath.

    Why did the Nediyavan-Donkey faction of the LTTE deny Fatty's death?
    KP says: "…Money! Everything is money now. When I issued a statement about Prabhakaran being dead they started opposing it saying the leader was alive…… Nediyavan said that we should never acknowledge Prabakharan’s death publicly because the movement would not be able to collect money from the Diaspora after that."

    What about the money given by Diaspora Eelam Donkeys to fight the Sri Lankan state?
    KP says: "During the last few months of the war a massive special collection was conducted among the diaspora. Not even a cent went to the war effort. That money is controlled by Nediyavan and his cohorts. There are …numerous money –making concerns either run directly or being financed by the LTTE. All this is big money. There is also an amount collected on behalf of the TRO (Tamil Rehabilitation Organization).."

    So as the pro-LTTE 'Peace Angels' demonstrated, defecated and blocked traffic demanding ceasefires, they simultaneously funded a 'last push for victory' collection. Nothing new to us, but it's nice to have it confirmed.

    Read the excellent interview here: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1651

  115. For Eelamists, it was ALWAYS about the Money!

    Some astounding revelations (which we always suspected) from KP's (last leader of the LTTE) third interview, on DBS's blog.

    Why couldn't KP rescue Fatty Prabha from the advancing SLA?
    KP says: "It required about 1.5 million US dollars to implement the plan. I did not have that kind of money. The LTTE overseas structure had to give me the money. Castro had promised …. that Nediyavan in Norway will transfer the necessary funds to me. But he never did it. I made repeated requests that it was urgent and time was running out. I would be told “the money is coming, money is coming”. But sadly it never came."

    So various wings of the LTTE, knowing that the end was near were fighting like ferrets in a sack to keep hold of the LTTE funds rather than waste it on finding a helicopter capable of lifting that over-weight psychopath.

    Why did the Nediyavan-Donkey faction of the LTTE deny Fatty's death?
    KP says: "…Money! Everything is money now. When I issued a statement about Prabhakaran being dead they started opposing it saying the leader was alive…… Nediyavan said that we should never acknowledge Prabakharan’s death publicly because the movement would not be able to collect money from the Diaspora after that."

    What about the money given by Diaspora Eelam Donkeys to fight the Sri Lankan state?
    KP says: "During the last few months of the war a massive special collection was conducted among the diaspora. Not even a cent went to the war effort. That money is controlled by Nediyavan and his cohorts. There are …numerous money –making concerns either run directly or being financed by the LTTE. All this is big money. There is also an amount collected on behalf of the TRO (Tamil Rehabilitation Organization).."

    So as the pro-LTTE 'Peace Angels' demonstrated, defecated and blocked traffic demanding ceasefires, they simultaneously funded a 'last push for victory' collection. Nothing new to us, but it's nice to have it confirmed.

    Read the excellent interview here: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1651

  116. Kappana,

    I asked Jim earlier to substantiate his claim of returned 'asylum seekers' after the war ended, being tortured and/or killed. Oddly Jim's being uncharacteristically quiet on that. 🙂

    Nice reply from Ambassador Wickramasuriya to AI's usual collection of evasive half-truths regarding these fake refugees.

    Organised Crime and People Smugglers across the world (whether smuggling fake refugees from SL to Canada or young girls from Eastern Europe to the UK to work as prostitutes) now have a new ally: Amnesty International.

    Time to remind our global audience of how Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about SLAF using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

  117. Kappana,

    I asked Jim earlier to substantiate his claim of returned 'asylum seekers' after the war ended, being tortured and/or killed. Oddly Jim's being uncharacteristically quiet on that. 🙂

    Nice reply from Ambassador Wickramasuriya to AI's usual collection of evasive half-truths regarding these fake refugees.

    Organised Crime and People Smugglers across the world (whether smuggling fake refugees from SL to Canada or young girls from Eastern Europe to the UK to work as prostitutes) now have a new ally: Amnesty International.

    Time to remind our global audience of how Jim 'Cluster Bomb' McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about SLAF using 'cluster bombs' against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

  118. EDE Said (11:26 am) I’m sure AI don’t want to be seen to be condoning illegal behaviour

    Read ON!

    THE WASHINGTON POST – Letters to the Editor

    Sri Lankan asylum-seekers deserve hearings
    Monday, August 9, 2010
    The Aug. 4 news story “U.S. monitoring Sri Lankans aiming for North America, asylum” quoted a former Pentagon official who advocated summarily sending approximately 200 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seekers, now on a boat heading toward North America, back to Sri Lanka. This is a dangerous, ill-considered position.
    The article stated that some of the boat people may be members of the Tamil Tigers. During Sri Lanka’s civil war, both the government and the Tigers committed brutal human rights abuses, including war crimes. Those guilty of these crimes shouldn’t get asylum. But all Sri Lankan Tamils aren’t Tigers, and given the Tigers’ history of forced conscription, not every Tiger is necessarily guilty of crimes.
    Further, the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka. Thousands of Tamils suspected of being members of the Tigers are being detained there without charge; some have reportedly been tortured or have died in custody.
    People seeking asylum have the right to a fair hearing on the merits of their individual cases. Treating them all like war criminals without giving them hearings is simply unjust.

    James McDonald, Chicago

    The writer is Sri Lanka country specialist at Amnesty International U.S.A.

  119. Read ON!

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 — SRI LANKA AMBASSADOR IN U.S. REFUTES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Aug. 9, 2010 the Washington Post published a letter from James McDonald of Amnesty International suggesting that a shipload of Sri Lankans arriving illegally in Canada should be given asylum because they faced persecution if they returned to Sri Lanka.

    I am compelled to respond to this letter because Mr. McDonald misstates so many facts and makes so many blind allegations that he must be corrected.
    First, Mr. McDonald states that during Sri Lanka’s “civil war, both the government and Tigers committed human rights abuses including war crimes.”
    Sri Lanka’s long fight against a terrorist army, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was not a civil war. That’s a convenient Western characterization. The LTTE ruthlessly took over parts of Sri Lanka and killed any person – many of them Tamil – who stood in their way.

    Secondly, it is outrageous to suggest that the government of Sri Lanka committed human rights abuses and war crimes as it defeated the LTTE in May 2009. In fact, the government rescued nearly 300,000 people who were held hostage as human shields by the LTTE. Furthermore, Sri Lankan forces are trained in human rights. Mr. McDonald of course cites no evidence for his allegations; in fact there is none. Sri Lanka has established a Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission to examine the most intense years of the conflict.

    Finally, Mr. McDonald accuses Sri Lanka of holding hardcore LTTE militants without due process. These militants escaped by posing as civilians. They are terrorists. Yet the government of Sri Lanka has initiated a program that will offer them amnesty and rehabilitation.

    Sri Lanka is working hard to provide Tamils and all others affected by the conflict with a new beginning, and so it is also outrageous to suggest, as Mr. McDonald does, that Tamils who return to Sri Lanka will be persecuted. In fact many Tamils have already returned to renew lives that were disrupted by the LTTE’s violence — another fact ignored by Mr. McDonald.

    Accusations come easy without facts, but facts make it difficult to sustain tired arguments. I should think that Mr. McDonald and Amnesty International would be heartened by the fact that terrorist violence against innocent civilians has been halted in Sri Lanka for more than a year.

    Sincerely,
    Jaliya Wickramasuriya

    Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States – SOURCE Embassy of Sri Lanka

    http://www.centredaily.com/2010/08/19/2160964/statement-from-sri-lankas-ambassador.html

  120. For Eelamists, it was ALWAYS about the Money!

    Some astounding revelations (which we always suspected) from KP’s (last leader of the LTTE) third interview, on DBS’s blog.

    Why couldn’t KP rescue Fatty Prabha from the advancing SLA?
    KP says: “It required about 1.5 million US dollars to implement the plan. I did not have that kind of money. The LTTE overseas structure had to give me the money. Castro had promised …. that Nediyavan in Norway will transfer the necessary funds to me. But he never did it. I made repeated requests that it was urgent and time was running out. I would be told “the money is coming, money is coming”. But sadly it never came.

    So various wings of the LTTE, knowing that the end was near were fighting like ferrets in a sack to keep hold of the LTTE funds rather than waste it on finding a helicopter capable of lifting that over-weight psychopath.

    Why did the Nediyavan-Donkey faction of the LTTE deny Fatty’s death?
    KP says: “…Money! Everything is money now. When I issued a statement about Prabhakaran being dead they started opposing it saying the leader was alive…… Nediyavan said that we should never acknowledge Prabakharan’s death publicly because the movement would not be able to collect money from the Diaspora after that.”

    What about the money given by Diaspora Eelam Donkeys to fight the Sri Lankan state?
    KP says: “During the last few months of the war a massive special collection was conducted among the diaspora. Not even a cent went to the war effort. That money is controlled by Nediyavan and his cohorts. There are …numerous money –making concerns either run directly or being financed by the LTTE. All this is big money. There is also an amount collected on behalf of the TRO (Tamil Rehabilitation Organization)..”

    So as the pro-LTTE ‘Peace Angels’ demonstrated, defecated and blocked traffic demanding ceasefires, they simultaneously funded a ‘last push for victory’ collection. Nothing new to us, but it’s nice to have it confirmed.

    Read the excellent interview here: http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1651

  121. Kappana,

    I asked Jim earlier to substantiate his claim of returned ‘asylum seekers’ after the war ended, being tortured and/or killed. Oddly Jim’s being uncharacteristically quiet on that. 🙂

    Nice reply from Ambassador Wickramasuriya to AI’s usual collection of evasive half-truths regarding these fake refugees.

    Organised Crime and People Smugglers across the world (whether smuggling fake refugees from SL to Canada or young girls from Eastern Europe to the UK to work as prostitutes) now have a new ally: Amnesty International.

    Time to remind our global audience of how Jim ‘Cluster Bomb’ McDonald was caught spinning a totally fabricated story about SLAF using ‘cluster bombs’ against the LTTE. http://tinyurl.com/38nohm3

  122. Is Amnesty Int'l encouraging more fake refugees to sail to Canada?

    Our own Jim McD can't wait to get more fake asylum seekers into Canada. Perhaps Canadian AI drones should now be agitating and demonstrating to let more Eelamists settle in Canada?

    SL press reports suggest that the majority of these 'persecuted' SL Tamils are family members senior LTTE operatives who worked outside SL.

    "Responding to a query by The Island, an authoritative official said that the vast majority of passengers could be those who had supported the LTTE over the years. ‘They’re not ordinary fighting cadres, but the elite, who spearheaded operations in South East Asia,"

    "…LTTE always favoured Canada due to what it perceived as soft Canadian approach towards illegal immigrants."

    I'm sure that Canada desperately want the skills that these new migrants bring to Canadian society, including credit card fraud, fake ID documents, drug and people smuggling.
    http://tinyurl.com/36886cr

    Peter Benenson (the founder of AI) must be doing triple somersaults in his grave at the thought that his beloved organisation is now providing cover for human traffckers and terrorists.

  123. Is Amnesty Int'l encouraging more fake refugees to sail to Canada?

    Our own Jim McD can't wait to get more fake asylum seekers into Canada. Perhaps Canadian AI drones should now be agitating and demonstrating to let more Eelamists settle in Canada?

    SL press reports suggest that the majority of these 'persecuted' SL Tamils are family members senior LTTE operatives who worked outside SL.

    "Responding to a query by The Island, an authoritative official said that the vast majority of passengers could be those who had supported the LTTE over the years. ‘They’re not ordinary fighting cadres, but the elite, who spearheaded operations in South East Asia,"

    "…LTTE always favoured Canada due to what it perceived as soft Canadian approach towards illegal immigrants."

    I'm sure that Canada desperately want the skills that these new migrants bring to Canadian society, including credit card fraud, fake ID documents, drug and people smuggling.
    http://tinyurl.com/36886cr

    Peter Benenson (the founder of AI) must be doing triple somersaults in his grave at the thought that his beloved organisation is now providing cover for human traffckers and terrorists.

  124. Is Amnesty Int'l encouraging more fake refugees to sail to Canada?

    Our own Jim McD can't wait to get more fake asylum seekers into Canada. Perhaps Canadian AI drones should now be agitating and demonstrating to let more Eelamists settle in Canada?

    SL press reports suggest that the majority of these 'persecuted' SL Tamils are family members senior LTTE operatives who worked outside SL.

    "Responding to a query by The Island, an authoritative official said that the vast majority of passengers could be those who had supported the LTTE over the years. ‘They’re not ordinary fighting cadres, but the elite, who spearheaded operations in South East Asia,"

    "…LTTE always favoured Canada due to what it perceived as soft Canadian approach towards illegal immigrants."

    I'm sure that Canada desperately want the skills that these new migrants bring to Canadian society, including credit card fraud, fake ID documents, drug and people smuggling.
    http://tinyurl.com/36886cr

    Peter Benenson (the founder of AI) must be doing triple somersaults in his grave at the thought that his beloved organisation is now providing cover for human traffckers and terrorists.

  125. Is Amnesty Int’l encouraging more fake refugees to sail to Canada?

    Our own Jim McD can’t wait to get more fake asylum seekers into Canada. Perhaps Canadian AI drones should now be agitating and demonstrating to let more Eelamists settle in Canada?

    SL press reports suggest that the majority of these ‘persecuted’ SL Tamils are family members senior LTTE operatives who worked outside SL.

    “Responding to a query by The Island, an authoritative official said that the vast majority of passengers could be those who had supported the LTTE over the years. ‘They’re not ordinary fighting cadres, but the elite, who spearheaded operations in South East Asia,”

    “…LTTE always favoured Canada due to what it perceived as soft Canadian approach towards illegal immigrants.”

    I’m sure that Canada desperately want the skills that these new migrants bring to Canadian society, including credit card fraud, fake ID documents, drug and people smuggling.

    http://tinyurl.com/36886cr

    Peter Benenson (the founder of AI) must be doing triple somersaults in his grave at the thought that his beloved organisation is now providing cover for human traffckers and terrorists.

  126. Ayyo !!

    Kim nor Mano nor Velu have answered me noh ??

    Very disappointing 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Why do My self and EDE tend to answer all question and others Chicken out ??? No proof to back them up or they know that they are lying through their rectums ??

    Jim – I at least expect you to answer, keep aside the worms & Apes !!

  127. Rip EDE

    You are both behaving shamefully.

    The 17 aid workers the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger) were brutally murdered – deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution .

    The innocent victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless when they were shot in their head point blank.

    You seem to be very cruel and not feel sorry for the butchered ,in cold blood , aid workers

    You are both singing hosannas to the Mass Murderer Rajapaksa in hopes of to be with him as his subservient serfs

  128. Rip
    EDE

    You live in perpetual cloud koo koo land and blindly trust every word the Sri Lanka Shameless Propaganda prints .. 🙁

  129. Ayyo !!

    Kim nor Mano nor Velu have answered me noh ??

    Very disappointing 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Why do My self and EDE tend to answer all question and others Chicken out ??? No proof to back them up or they know that they are lying through their rectums ??

    Jim – I at least expect you to answer, keep aside the worms & Apes !!

  130. Rip EDE

    You are both behaving shamefully.

    The 17 aid workers the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger) were brutally murdered – deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution .

    The innocent victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless when they were shot in their head point blank.

    You seem to be very cruel and not feel sorry for the butchered ,in cold blood , aid workers

    You are both singing hosannas to the Mass Murderer Rajapaksa in hopes of to be with him as his subservient serfs

  131. Rip
    EDE

    You live in perpetual cloud koo koo land and blindly trust every word the Sri Lanka Shameless Propaganda prints .. 🙁

  132. Ramachandran Says:
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:11 am

    The 17 aid workers the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger) were brutally murdered – deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution .

    Please prove this – R U sure about this ? Who told you this ?? Was it the LTTE who did it or the GOSL ? Any proof ??

    The innocent victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless when they were shot in their head point blank.

    Did you see this ??? U explain as if you were there to see them being shot – If so, Please tell us whether it was the LTTE who did it ??

    You seem to be very cruel and not feel sorry for the butchered ,in cold blood , aid workers

    They could be attached the french organization, but they were fellow Sri Lankans. So, how can we not feel sorry ?? Indeed we are devastated not only by this particular killing, but many other killings that happened on a continuous basis – it was devastating to see Lakshman K killed, It was devastating to see the innocent school children killed during fort railway blast etc… and also during the war – we saw live footage of LTTE apes shooting at innocent civilians. Indeed it was devastating to see those ! But, we identified the root cause for all these issues – the mentally sick apes of Peelam and their leader Piribaharan – WE have got rid of him and since then, there have been Zero deaths due to war in SL. This is the same example we tell other countries to follow – get rid of root cause and the rest of the people will live peacefully !

  133. Kapanna Alawanna Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Ela Kiri Article !!!

    Thanks for sharing – In fact Jim MD has been playing the same tune over and over again – He has been repeating the same thing like a parrot !

    EDE, you would also remember Jim making a statement off '"intuition" sometime back ????

    EDE – Seems like these jokers find "masturbatory" pleasures in supporting terrorists – LOL !!

    Kapana – we have been telling the same thing over and over again too, just to realize that it's similar to pouring water to a vessel turned up side down !!

    See KA, what we have come to realize is that (I have mentioned this before) AI has a book which has some clauses and even to fart, they refer this book – they posses no knowledge for brain processing capacities to look beyond these clauses and reason out stuff. They don't understand that a few could actually perish to the betterment of a mass. They do not understand "Unintentional" – However, they seem to understand everything when it comes to the USA and the west, they seem to understand more than what they should.

    May be we need to get AI to have their representative for USA or UK instated to Sri Lanka and have Jim MD and Christoph Kettle put in charge of USA – Then we might see War crime allegations against USA and the west and No allegations against SL…

    Also KA, you are right – Jim indeed is without the Jangi – LOL !!
    He was caught so on many occasions – But still, he keeps posting thinking he is wearing big Jangi…

  134. Eelam delenda est Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    I am sure half of them will be South Indians posing to be SL war victims and most others from other Indian states as Kerala, Bengal etc.. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few Paki smugglers there too…. May be a few Talibans etc…

    I am pretty surprised that the so called "Super Powers" with latest Military intelligence are giving a blind eye to the bigger picture here – Obviously this is human trafficking with the blessings of HR organizations as AI – May be AI & the HRW etc got the majority portion of the USD 50,000 per head for the trip !!

  135. Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka http://www.ijmhs.com/content/4/1/22

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared

    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

    Song/Poem by Vanni IDP school student

  136. Sri Lanka’s history has shown that the state has been unwilling to devolve power to the Tamils. The key driver of this resistance is a deep-seated Sinhalese ultranationalism that has been emboldened under a unitary Constitution. Moreover, Sri Lanka’s electoral democracy reinforces such majoritarianism. Sinhalese-dominated parties have sought to outdo each other over who can best represent Sinhalese interests, usually at the expense of Tamils. Among the advantages afforded by numerical superiority to the Sinhalese majority is the opportunity to camouflage discriminatory measures through a democratic veneer.

    Beyond War: The Globalisation of Tamil Nationalism http://thesydneyglobalist.org/archives/1093

  137. Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka http://www.ijmhs.com/content/4/1/22

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared

    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

    Song/Poem by Vanni IDP school student

  138. Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka http://www.ijmhs.com/content/4/1/22

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared

    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

    Song/Poem by Vanni IDP school student

  139. Sri Lanka’s history has shown that the state has been unwilling to devolve power to the Tamils. The key driver of this resistance is a deep-seated Sinhalese ultranationalism that has been emboldened under a unitary Constitution. Moreover, Sri Lanka’s electoral democracy reinforces such majoritarianism. Sinhalese-dominated parties have sought to outdo each other over who can best represent Sinhalese interests, usually at the expense of Tamils. Among the advantages afforded by numerical superiority to the Sinhalese majority is the opportunity to camouflage discriminatory measures through a democratic veneer.

    Beyond War: The Globalisation of Tamil Nationalism http://thesydneyglobalist.org/archives/1093

  140. Sri Lanka’s history has shown that the state has been unwilling to devolve power to the Tamils. The key driver of this resistance is a deep-seated Sinhalese ultranationalism that has been emboldened under a unitary Constitution. Moreover, Sri Lanka’s electoral democracy reinforces such majoritarianism. Sinhalese-dominated parties have sought to outdo each other over who can best represent Sinhalese interests, usually at the expense of Tamils. Among the advantages afforded by numerical superiority to the Sinhalese majority is the opportunity to camouflage discriminatory measures through a democratic veneer.

    Beyond War: The Globalisation of Tamil Nationalism http://thesydneyglobalist.org/archives/1093

  141. Public rage against Tamil refugees has a nasty, xenophobic odour

    Why this mean-spirited furore over a few Tamils? Perhaps it's because they aren't

    By Stephen Hume,
    A refugee ship arrives on Canada's shores — carrying Tamil refugees fleeing a country scarred by decades of grisly atrocities, on both sides of a protracted civil war — and once again there erupts a mean-spirited fury worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    There are demands that the refugees be arbitrarily refused the right to land; that they be given food and sent back to whatever fate awaits them; that their ship should have been intercepted on the high seas; that they be diverted to other countries in South Asia, as if Pakistan with 14 million internal refugees from floods or Afghanistan, the world's leading source of asylum-seekers at the moment, were in any position to help.

    There's resentment about providing medical treatment; resentment because we have dreadful conditions on Indian reserves that need to be addressed first (but haven't for 100 years); resentment because homeless people camp out on the streets of our major cities; resentment because the refugees are to be fed and housed while their pleas are assessed; resentment that Canada's constitution guarantees everyone the right to "life, liberty and security of the person."

    Why such rage directed at such a minuscule group? These 492 refugee claimants amount to about 1.3 per cent of the refugees who come to Canada each year. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are way down the list both now and historically.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Public+rage+agai

  142. Ramachandran Says:
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:11 am

    The 17 aid workers the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger) were brutally murdered – deliberately targeted, their death has been organised execution .

    Please prove this – R U sure about this ? Who told you this ?? Was it the LTTE who did it or the GOSL ? Any proof ??

    The innocent victims were kneeling, unarmed and defenceless when they were shot in their head point blank.

    Did you see this ??? U explain as if you were there to see them being shot – If so, Please tell us whether it was the LTTE who did it ??

    You seem to be very cruel and not feel sorry for the butchered ,in cold blood , aid workers

    They could be attached the french organization, but they were fellow Sri Lankans. So, how can we not feel sorry ?? Indeed we are devastated not only by this particular killing, but many other killings that happened on a continuous basis – it was devastating to see Lakshman K killed, It was devastating to see the innocent school children killed during fort railway blast etc… and also during the war – we saw live footage of LTTE apes shooting at innocent civilians. Indeed it was devastating to see those ! But, we identified the root cause for all these issues – the mentally sick apes of Peelam and their leader Piribaharan – WE have got rid of him and since then, there have been Zero deaths due to war in SL. This is the same example we tell other countries to follow – get rid of root cause and the rest of the people will live peacefully !

  143. Rip Van Winkle or Jim Gona , the vile racist is trying to convey an erroneous impression about me.

    In fact, I am quite sure that his mendacious accusation won't lend any people's vigour.

    I always speak the truth and I am entirely inclined to save the truth and integrity.

    The above racist is bound to promulgate pack of lies, diverting the focus of the international community from the miserable sight of the plain and blunt Tamils who still suffer within the fetters of refugee camps, towards his flagrant lies.

    But, he is highly unlikely to make out what I am trying to say and figure out even though I emphasized my views so many times before.

    So, it would be rather ineffective to take onerous efforts to yield these racists into persuasion.

    I felt that I loafed away great deal of valuable time by dealing with these racist, and to be frank, they sometimes touched my string by using strident language especially EDE.

  144. Kapanna Alawanna Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Ela Kiri Article !!!

    Thanks for sharing – In fact Jim MD has been playing the same tune over and over again – He has been repeating the same thing like a parrot !

    EDE, you would also remember Jim making a statement off ‘”intuition” sometime back ????

    EDE – Seems like these jokers find “masturbatory” pleasures in supporting terrorists – LOL !!

    Kapana – we have been telling the same thing over and over again too, just to realize that it’s similar to pouring water to a vessel turned up side down !!

    See KA, what we have come to realize is that (I have mentioned this before) AI has a book which has some clauses and even to fart, they refer this book – they posses no knowledge for brain processing capacities to look beyond these clauses and reason out stuff. They don’t understand that a few could actually perish to the betterment of a mass. They do not understand “Unintentional” – However, they seem to understand everything when it comes to the USA and the west, they seem to understand more than what they should.

    May be we need to get AI to have their representative for USA or UK instated to Sri Lanka and have Jim MD and Christoph Kettle put in charge of USA – Then we might see War crime allegations against USA and the west and No allegations against SL…

    Also KA, you are right – Jim indeed is without the Jangi – LOL !!
    He was caught so on many occasions – But still, he keeps posting thinking he is wearing big Jangi…

  145. Eelam delenda est Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    I am sure half of them will be South Indians posing to be SL war victims and most others from other Indian states as Kerala, Bengal etc.. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few Paki smugglers there too…. May be a few Talibans etc…

    I am pretty surprised that the so called “Super Powers” with latest Military intelligence are giving a blind eye to the bigger picture here – Obviously this is human trafficking with the blessings of HR organizations as AI – May be AI & the HRW etc got the majority portion of the USD 50,000 per head for the trip !!

  146. Public rage against Tamil refugees has a nasty, xenophobic odour

    Why this mean-spirited furore over a few Tamils? Perhaps it's because they aren't

    By Stephen Hume,
    A refugee ship arrives on Canada's shores — carrying Tamil refugees fleeing a country scarred by decades of grisly atrocities, on both sides of a protracted civil war — and once again there erupts a mean-spirited fury worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    There are demands that the refugees be arbitrarily refused the right to land; that they be given food and sent back to whatever fate awaits them; that their ship should have been intercepted on the high seas; that they be diverted to other countries in South Asia, as if Pakistan with 14 million internal refugees from floods or Afghanistan, the world's leading source of asylum-seekers at the moment, were in any position to help.

    There's resentment about providing medical treatment; resentment because we have dreadful conditions on Indian reserves that need to be addressed first (but haven't for 100 years); resentment because homeless people camp out on the streets of our major cities; resentment because the refugees are to be fed and housed while their pleas are assessed; resentment that Canada's constitution guarantees everyone the right to "life, liberty and security of the person."

    Why such rage directed at such a minuscule group? These 492 refugee claimants amount to about 1.3 per cent of the refugees who come to Canada each year. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are way down the list both now and historically.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Public+rage+agai

  147. Public rage against Tamil refugees has a nasty, xenophobic odour

    Why this mean-spirited furore over a few Tamils? Perhaps it's because they aren't

    By Stephen Hume,
    A refugee ship arrives on Canada's shores — carrying Tamil refugees fleeing a country scarred by decades of grisly atrocities, on both sides of a protracted civil war — and once again there erupts a mean-spirited fury worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    There are demands that the refugees be arbitrarily refused the right to land; that they be given food and sent back to whatever fate awaits them; that their ship should have been intercepted on the high seas; that they be diverted to other countries in South Asia, as if Pakistan with 14 million internal refugees from floods or Afghanistan, the world's leading source of asylum-seekers at the moment, were in any position to help.

    There's resentment about providing medical treatment; resentment because we have dreadful conditions on Indian reserves that need to be addressed first (but haven't for 100 years); resentment because homeless people camp out on the streets of our major cities; resentment because the refugees are to be fed and housed while their pleas are assessed; resentment that Canada's constitution guarantees everyone the right to "life, liberty and security of the person."

    Why such rage directed at such a minuscule group? These 492 refugee claimants amount to about 1.3 per cent of the refugees who come to Canada each year. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are way down the list both now and historically.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Public+rage+agai

  148. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, beaconed to Tamils in torment

    Tamil diaspora in Toronto: "Thank you Canada, Thank you Brian Mulroney"

    Tamils fleeing their homeland amidst continuing ethnic pogroms of the Sinhala State remember with certainty, the gracious manner in which Canada’s 18th Prime Minister Hon. Martin Brian Mulroney touched their lives, twenty years ago in August, 1986.

    We remember him affectionately for summoning the “True-North” for the purpose of accepting the Tamils who drifted ashore in Newfoundland.

    “Cold, hungry and crowded into two lifeboats, men, women and children were spotted through the fog off Newfoundland yesterday and picked up by three Canadian fishing boats. They said they had been adrift for five days, the Canadian Coast Guard reported,” Canadian newspapers said on August 12, 1986. They were rescued by North Atlantic cod fisherman Gus Dalton and his three-man crew. Dalton told the Canadian media then that the rescued thanked him profusely, saying they had been adrift for five days. The Newfoundland fishermen made a fairy tale ending possible to the ordeal of those Tamils, by giving them a hand in the deep blue waters. Dr. Robert J. Belton of University of British Columbia has recorded “Tamil refugees found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland on August 11, 1986,” as an Important moment in Canadian History in his compilation dating from 1968.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/it_is_very_ha

  149. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, beaconed to Tamils in torment

    Tamil diaspora in Toronto: "Thank you Canada, Thank you Brian Mulroney"

    Tamils fleeing their homeland amidst continuing ethnic pogroms of the Sinhala State remember with certainty, the gracious manner in which Canada’s 18th Prime Minister Hon. Martin Brian Mulroney touched their lives, twenty years ago in August, 1986.

    We remember him affectionately for summoning the “True-North” for the purpose of accepting the Tamils who drifted ashore in Newfoundland.

    “Cold, hungry and crowded into two lifeboats, men, women and children were spotted through the fog off Newfoundland yesterday and picked up by three Canadian fishing boats. They said they had been adrift for five days, the Canadian Coast Guard reported,” Canadian newspapers said on August 12, 1986. They were rescued by North Atlantic cod fisherman Gus Dalton and his three-man crew. Dalton told the Canadian media then that the rescued thanked him profusely, saying they had been adrift for five days. The Newfoundland fishermen made a fairy tale ending possible to the ordeal of those Tamils, by giving them a hand in the deep blue waters. Dr. Robert J. Belton of University of British Columbia has recorded “Tamil refugees found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland on August 11, 1986,” as an Important moment in Canadian History in his compilation dating from 1968.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/it_is_very_ha

  150. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, beaconed to Tamils in torment

    Tamil diaspora in Toronto: "Thank you Canada, Thank you Brian Mulroney"

    Tamils fleeing their homeland amidst continuing ethnic pogroms of the Sinhala State remember with certainty, the gracious manner in which Canada’s 18th Prime Minister Hon. Martin Brian Mulroney touched their lives, twenty years ago in August, 1986.

    We remember him affectionately for summoning the “True-North” for the purpose of accepting the Tamils who drifted ashore in Newfoundland.

    “Cold, hungry and crowded into two lifeboats, men, women and children were spotted through the fog off Newfoundland yesterday and picked up by three Canadian fishing boats. They said they had been adrift for five days, the Canadian Coast Guard reported,” Canadian newspapers said on August 12, 1986. They were rescued by North Atlantic cod fisherman Gus Dalton and his three-man crew. Dalton told the Canadian media then that the rescued thanked him profusely, saying they had been adrift for five days. The Newfoundland fishermen made a fairy tale ending possible to the ordeal of those Tamils, by giving them a hand in the deep blue waters. Dr. Robert J. Belton of University of British Columbia has recorded “Tamil refugees found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland on August 11, 1986,” as an Important moment in Canadian History in his compilation dating from 1968.
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/it_is_very_ha

  151. Collective trauma in the Vanni- a qualitative inquiry into the mental health of the internally displaced due to the civil war in Sri Lanka
    http://www.ijmhs.com/content/4/1/22

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom
    Living we were- on Vanni soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the airplanes- on us
    Throwing bombs
    Died relations- our
    Relations fell
    Race destroyed- Tamil
    Race disappeared

    Life destroyed- our
    Life scattered
    Suffering saw- we
    Sadness imposed
    Caged by war- we were
    Trapped in suffering
    Enough the sorrow- we
    Escape to survive

    Song/Poem by Vanni IDP school student

  152. Sri Lanka’s history has shown that the state has been unwilling to devolve power to the Tamils. The key driver of this resistance is a deep-seated Sinhalese ultranationalism that has been emboldened under a unitary Constitution. Moreover, Sri Lanka’s electoral democracy reinforces such majoritarianism. Sinhalese-dominated parties have sought to outdo each other over who can best represent Sinhalese interests, usually at the expense of Tamils. Among the advantages afforded by numerical superiority to the Sinhalese majority is the opportunity to camouflage discriminatory measures through a democratic veneer.

    Beyond War: The Globalisation of Tamil Nationalism
    http://thesydneyglobalist.org/archives/1093

  153. EDE
    Rip Van Winkle

    Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said.. 🙁

  154. Rip Van Winkle or Jim Gona , the vile racist is trying to convey an erroneous impression about me.

    In fact, I am quite sure that his mendacious accusation won’t lend any people’s vigour.

    I always speak the truth and I am entirely inclined to save the truth and integrity.

    The above racist is bound to promulgate pack of lies, diverting the focus of the international community from the miserable sight of the plain and blunt Tamils who still suffer within the fetters of refugee camps, towards his flagrant lies.

    But, he is highly unlikely to make out what I am trying to say and figure out even though I emphasized my views so many times before.

    So, it would be rather ineffective to take onerous efforts to yield these racists into persuasion.

    I felt that I loafed away great deal of valuable time by dealing with these racist, and to be frank, they sometimes touched my string by using strident language especially EDE.

  155. Public rage against Tamil refugees has a nasty, xenophobic odour

    Why this mean-spirited furore over a few Tamils? Perhaps it’s because they aren’t

    By Stephen Hume,
    A refugee ship arrives on Canada’s shores — carrying Tamil refugees fleeing a country scarred by decades of grisly atrocities, on both sides of a protracted civil war — and once again there erupts a mean-spirited fury worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    There are demands that the refugees be arbitrarily refused the right to land; that they be given food and sent back to whatever fate awaits them; that their ship should have been intercepted on the high seas; that they be diverted to other countries in South Asia, as if Pakistan with 14 million internal refugees from floods or Afghanistan, the world’s leading source of asylum-seekers at the moment, were in any position to help.

    There’s resentment about providing medical treatment; resentment because we have dreadful conditions on Indian reserves that need to be addressed first (but haven’t for 100 years); resentment because homeless people camp out on the streets of our major cities; resentment because the refugees are to be fed and housed while their pleas are assessed; resentment that Canada’s constitution guarantees everyone the right to “life, liberty and security of the person.”

    Why such rage directed at such a minuscule group? These 492 refugee claimants amount to about 1.3 per cent of the refugees who come to Canada each year. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are way down the list both now and historically.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Public+rage+against+Tamil+refugees+nasty+xenophobic+odour/3426924/story.html#ixzz0xK04Pl6Q

  156. Eelam delenda est Says:

    August 20th, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    Noooooooooooooooo!
    —————————-

    EDE starts writing scripts for mega tele dramas in Sri Lanka.
    Nobody will beat you !!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  157. Tamil Catholic priest disappeared Sri Lanka Navy checkpoint

    Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims together to remember Fr Nihal Jim Brown, an ethnic Tamil Catholic priest, who disappeared on Aug. 20, 2006. The group of people, and relatives of the priest, met yesterday at the Centre for Society and Religion in Colombo, "because the memory of Fr Jim Brown and his assistant can not be erased from our hearts".

    The church of the diocese of Jaffna entrusted to Fr Brown was immersed in the war zone between army troops and Tamil rebels. On 20 August 2006, the fighting came very close to the parish. To give the faithful shelter from the bombs, Fr. Brown opened the church. The clashes left 20 dead and 100 wounded, and the priest asked the military permission to take survivors to hospital.

    The last witness, who saw him at a Navy checkpoint of the, claimed that he was with Wenceslaus Vimalathas, his assistant and 40-year old father of five children. An officer of the Sri Lanka Navy was threatening them. Once Fr Brown and Vimalathas left Allaipiddy, they disappeared without trace.

    Fr. Nandana Saparamadu opened the meeting with a prayer in Sinhalese and said: "Fr. Brown asks us to grow in faith in God and develop our courage to build a more just society". Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of Prageeth, a journalist who also disappeared, lit a candle next to a picture of Fr Brown, saying "the candle flame gives us strength and courage to move forward in defence of our loved ones." Fr. Selvarathnam called everyone to unity in the name of Fr Brown: "God always takes the side of the oppressed and asks us to take care of our brothers. And where is our brother Jim? We must take care of each other: take care of the Tamil and Sinhalese of Sri Lanka's Muslims. "

    Fr. Jim Brown is one among the thousands of civilians, journalists, human rights activists and academics, mostly ethnic Tamils, to have disappeared since 2006.

  158. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, beaconed to Tamils in torment

    Tamil diaspora in Toronto: “Thank you Canada, Thank you Brian Mulroney”

    Tamils fleeing their homeland amidst continuing ethnic pogroms of the Sinhala State remember with certainty, the gracious manner in which Canada’s 18th Prime Minister Hon. Martin Brian Mulroney touched their lives, twenty years ago in August, 1986.

    We remember him affectionately for summoning the “True-North” for the purpose of accepting the Tamils who drifted ashore in Newfoundland.

    “Cold, hungry and crowded into two lifeboats, men, women and children were spotted through the fog off Newfoundland yesterday and picked up by three Canadian fishing boats. They said they had been adrift for five days, the Canadian Coast Guard reported,” Canadian newspapers said on August 12, 1986. They were rescued by North Atlantic cod fisherman Gus Dalton and his three-man crew. Dalton told the Canadian media then that the rescued thanked him profusely, saying they had been adrift for five days. The Newfoundland fishermen made a fairy tale ending possible to the ordeal of those Tamils, by giving them a hand in the deep blue waters. Dr. Robert J. Belton of University of British Columbia has recorded “Tamil refugees found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland on August 11, 1986,” as an Important moment in Canadian History in his compilation dating from 1968.

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/it_is_very_hard_to_imagine_a_t.html#more

  159. @ Ramachandran:

    When have either Repo Man or I ever tried to make fun of the despicable murders of these poor aid workers? The only mass murderer in sight is your now-dead Sun God. Rajapakse doesn't need our hosannas. He has enough sycophants. Unlike the pro-Eelam Donkey Diaspora we are critical of the SL govt when it does stupid things. I've yet to see any of you Eelamist even begin to acknowledge your culpability for supporting the biggest killer of Tamil children in Sri Lanka – Velupillai Prabhakaran and the LTTE.

    Where's AI cry 'for justice' for the Tamil families whose children were mercilessly conscripted to die for Eelam?

    Professor Puligal. Welcome back! We missed your searing and bizarre soliloquies. Anyway, you're only pretending to be an Eelamist 🙂

    Aathithan says: Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said..
    I only wish that the SL govt was paying me for combating Eelamists' & AI's lies on this blog. If you have any connections in the SL govt, I'm more than happy to accept their donations to construct an 'Elite Cubicle' in Colombo 7. 🙂 🙂

    @Rohan: The Eelam project is facing enough difficulties as it is without you copy-pasting dreadful Eelamish poetry. Was the original Eelamist poet inspired by Mary Poppins's "Chim Chim Cheree" song?

    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-ee!
    A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-oo!
    Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

    Compare that the first two lines of your Eelamish poem…

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom

    It's odd that your poem doesn't have anything say about Fatty Prabha forcing 9-year old kids to fight, no? I guess its just too embarrassing to acknowledge!

  160. Ramachandran Says:
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Rip
    EDE

    You live in perpetual cloud koo koo land and blindly trust every word the Sri Lanka Shameless Propaganda prints .. 🙁

    Will it be fair if I say that you live in a perpetual cloud Koo Koo land and blindly trust every word that the Peelams Shameless Tamilnut and other Peelam propaganda prints ????

    Do not throw stones while living in glass houses – I live in the country and I see things to my own eyes – I don't need propaganda machines like you Worms do to believe anything !! 🙂 – Get it ??

  161. Aathithan Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 7:53 am

    EDE
    Rip Van Winkle

    Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said.. 🙁

    Will it be fair if I say that you and your fellow Apes and worms are paid agents of the LTTE Peelam ??? 🙂

    Two sides to the story always noh ??

    The only fact would still remain that our monies would be legal white money and yours, blood money, drug money, stolen money etc…. Will leave it to the world to decide which money is better !!

  162. Rip Van Winkle

    The main characteristic of a fool is that heshe doesn’t know he/she is a fool.

  163. Puligal Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Woooooo Hooooooo !!!!! Yepheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!

    PUKE GAL IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rip Van Winkle or Jim Gona , the vile racist is trying to convey an erroneous impression about me.

    Puke Gal – we will start where we left some months back – please prove us racists and we shall stop posting here for ever under any handle – I threw this challenge to your fellow Apes and Worms no one seem to have the balls to accept the challenge – which proves my point of calling you impotent apes !!

    In fact, I am quite sure that his mendacious accusation won’t lend any people’s vigour.

    Could this be true to your fellow apes too ?? I mean check out Rohan's copy paste posts from Tamil Nut !!

    I always speak the truth and I am entirely inclined to save the truth and integrity.

    Oh Ya – Why don't we know the Shift F7 keys on MS word !!! – LOL !!!!

    diverting the focus of the international community

    Can I say this about your Apes and Worms too ???

    But, he is highly unlikely to make out what I am trying to say and figure out even though I emphasized my views so many times before.

    This would be your only view as I have seen this same sentence repeated only with a few words twisted around !!! But, no one really knows what you are trying to say – I guess even you do not know. As I mentioned many a times before, you definitely do crack before you sit before your computer to post here – LOL !!

    Also – we love your posts – it indeed is like watching a Charlie Chaplin movie of yesteryear's during a bad Kollywood movie – lot of fun !! So please do keep posting !!

  164. Puloali Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Rip Van Winkle

    The main characteristic of a fool is that heshe doesn’t know he/she is a fool.

    Wow – words of wisdom from un-evolved Apes – wonder why these brains cannot be picked to save humanity than destroy it !!!

    Let me pick your pee brain for a minute !!

    Will this also mean that the wise would not know there are wise or will not mention to others that they are wise ??

    Will the wise call the less wise fools ??

    Is it the brain capacity alone or the acts of a person that would make him / her a fool or a wise man ??

    If so, which category would Terrorist Ape Piribaharan fall in to ???

  165. EDE

    Genocidal racist, your jokes always go down like a dead balloon.

    Regardless how many will read your insipid posts and vapid poetry

    For example

    " Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-ee!
    A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-oo! "

    I am sure that they won't draw their viguor in any circumstances.

    Once again, you display your rudimentary grasp in Poetry.

    It's almost more than 25 years taken to make you bite the dust.

    BTW
    Rip Van Winkle and you seem to be the wild horse that can't be torn apart.

  166. Rohan-Sri lanka state terror victim Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:24 am

    The reality version !!!!!!

    Gon Piribaharan Piribha
    Gon Piribaharan

    Living we were- on Lanka soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the ape leader on us
    Hanging Cyanide
    Died who no hang cyanide
    Relations killed who say no to Ape
    Schools destroyed – made bunkers
    Shrines disappeared
    No books – but AK 47
    Our leaders killed – because say no to Ape Leader

    Life destroyed – land mine deployed
    Life scattered – Prabha batted
    Suffering saw – because of Prabha with no Ball
    Sadness imposed – Prabha finally disposed

    Caged by war – Prapha's head we Tore
    Trapped in suffering – from Prabha we were away running
    Enough the sorrow – Prabha hid in a Borrow
    Escaped to survive – saying "Prabha Good Bye !!

  167. Puligal Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm


    Rip Van Winkle and you seem to be the wild horse that can’t be torn apart.

    Dumb Puligal Dumb Pulgal
    Puke Puli Pulli !!!
    Choo Chooo Puke Pulli !!

    LOL LOL LOL !!

    Oh – tear me a part puli !!

    Fascinatingly, I managed to hook all you worms on to one small Fishing hook long time ago !! Just that I have not managed to get the Apes to Peel a Banana before they consumed it 🙁 !!

  168. EDE
    Rip Van Winkle

    Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said.. 🙁

  169. What kind of idiots are you ?

    You were jumping up and down, all excited and called us Apes and wanted to educate us .

    You have no intellectual capacity to ccomprehend anything other than blindly follow Rajapaksa and his goons.

    You should think outside the box , brainwashed kalthoni !

  170. Rajapaksa has all the controll methods of Sri Lanka and he just shows what a democratical hypocrisy he makes us live in, and pinpoints the larger and real problem in the world.

    If the economy in Sri Lanka is hit harder, maybe the sleeping Sinhalese will wake up and see what is happening in the country.

    There's not an inch in this world, where this killer pretends to be spreading to kill and destroy innocent lives.

  171. Sri Lankan state terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka.

    Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.

    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.

    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high-ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.

    The dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the Sri Lanka’s national politics.

    There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

  172. What is the percentage of Canadian Tamils who feel safe enough to return & holiday in Sri Lanka? 71 percent!

    "Canadian immigration officials randomly surveyed 50 Tamils already here, who are trying to “sponsor” more people to come over, too. Of those would-be sponsors, 31 are refugees. And 22 of those admit to going back to Sri Lanka.

    "The Tamils are playing us for fools. They’re not genuine refugees. Genuine refugees don’t go back to a country that’s persecuting them."
    "The benign interpretation is that they went back for a vacation. But there’s the real possibility that some went back to help the Tamil Tiger terrorist group wage its war against Sri Lanka."

    Full story here: http://tinyurl.com/38aolx4 http://tinyurl.com/32w8s7m

    Oops! There goes another AI smear story about returning SL Tamils being 'persecuted' etc.

    Will AI now retract and apologise for its original deliberate slur on Sri Lanka? Of course not!

    I'm glad that so many returned to SL to see for themselves the 'non-genocide' and of course, enjoy real Pittu, Pol sambol, Wattalapan and of course, Thambili from the roadside.

    I hope Jim will also, one day enjoy these delicious foods 🙂

  173. Eelam delenda est Says:

    August 20th, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Oh. My. God!

    ….the migrants are being photographed and fingerprinted……

    Noooooooooooooooo!
    —————————-

    EDE starts writing scripts for mega tele dramas in Sri Lanka.
    Nobody will beat you !!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  174. Tamil Catholic priest disappeared Sri Lanka Navy checkpoint

    Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims together to remember Fr Nihal Jim Brown, an ethnic Tamil Catholic priest, who disappeared on Aug. 20, 2006. The group of people, and relatives of the priest, met yesterday at the Centre for Society and Religion in Colombo, “because the memory of Fr Jim Brown and his assistant can not be erased from our hearts”.

    The church of the diocese of Jaffna entrusted to Fr Brown was immersed in the war zone between army troops and Tamil rebels. On 20 August 2006, the fighting came very close to the parish. To give the faithful shelter from the bombs, Fr. Brown opened the church. The clashes left 20 dead and 100 wounded, and the priest asked the military permission to take survivors to hospital.

    The last witness, who saw him at a Navy checkpoint of the, claimed that he was with Wenceslaus Vimalathas, his assistant and 40-year old father of five children. An officer of the Sri Lanka Navy was threatening them. Once Fr Brown and Vimalathas left Allaipiddy, they disappeared without trace.

    Fr. Nandana Saparamadu opened the meeting with a prayer in Sinhalese and said: “Fr. Brown asks us to grow in faith in God and develop our courage to build a more just society”. Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of Prageeth, a journalist who also disappeared, lit a candle next to a picture of Fr Brown, saying “the candle flame gives us strength and courage to move forward in defence of our loved ones.” Fr. Selvarathnam called everyone to unity in the name of Fr Brown: “God always takes the side of the oppressed and asks us to take care of our brothers. And where is our brother Jim? We must take care of each other: take care of the Tamil and Sinhalese of Sri Lanka’s Muslims. ”

    Fr. Jim Brown is one among the thousands of civilians, journalists, human rights activists and academics, mostly ethnic Tamils, to have disappeared since 2006.

  175. What is the percentage of Canadian Tamils who feel safe enough to return & holiday in Sri Lanka? 71 percent!

    "Canadian immigration officials randomly surveyed 50 Tamils already here, who are trying to “sponsor” more people to come over, too. Of those would-be sponsors, 31 are refugees. And 22 of those admit to going back to Sri Lanka.

    "The Tamils are playing us for fools. They’re not genuine refugees. Genuine refugees don’t go back to a country that’s persecuting them."
    "The benign interpretation is that they went back for a vacation. But there’s the real possibility that some went back to help the Tamil Tiger terrorist group wage its war against Sri Lanka."

    Full story here: http://tinyurl.com/38aolx4 http://tinyurl.com/32w8s7m

    Oops! There goes another AI smear story about returning SL Tamils being 'persecuted' etc.

    Will AI now retract and apologise for its original deliberate slur on Sri Lanka? Of course not!

    I'm glad that so many returned to SL to see for themselves the 'non-genocide' and of course, enjoy real Pittu, Pol sambol, Wattalapan and of course, Thambili from the roadside.

    I hope Jim will also, one day enjoy these delicious foods 🙂

  176. What is the percentage of Canadian Tamils who feel safe enough to return & holiday in Sri Lanka? 71 percent!

    "Canadian immigration officials randomly surveyed 50 Tamils already here, who are trying to “sponsor” more people to come over, too. Of those would-be sponsors, 31 are refugees. And 22 of those admit to going back to Sri Lanka.

    "The Tamils are playing us for fools. They’re not genuine refugees. Genuine refugees don’t go back to a country that’s persecuting them."
    "The benign interpretation is that they went back for a vacation. But there’s the real possibility that some went back to help the Tamil Tiger terrorist group wage its war against Sri Lanka."

    Full story here: http://tinyurl.com/38aolx4 http://tinyurl.com/32w8s7m

    Oops! There goes another AI smear story about returning SL Tamils being 'persecuted' etc.

    Will AI now retract and apologise for its original deliberate slur on Sri Lanka? Of course not!

    I'm glad that so many returned to SL to see for themselves the 'non-genocide' and of course, enjoy real Pittu, Pol sambol, Wattalapan and of course, Thambili from the roadside.

    I hope Jim will also, one day enjoy these delicious foods 🙂

  177. Easvaran – August 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    You are a disgrace to my profession!

    I’m repeating the article you cut and pasted, with the parts you omitted in bold and words you inserted, in italic.

    Sri Lankan State terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka. Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.
    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.
    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.
    If this dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the country’s national politics, it unfailingly invites foreign infiltration into the island nation Sri Lanka to steer the political navigation in the correct path. There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s minority citizens Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time USA IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

    Mr Sarath Fonseka, no matter what part he played in the war on terrorism, is under the protection of the US as he is a US citizen.
    It is time the US adopted a policy of selectivity in the defence of its citizen Mr Sarath Fonseke.
    The US should never be a lame duck any more to witness atrocities of multiplicity committed on the daily basis to the Tamil civilians.
    Nothing is so vile as the intellectual dishonesty.

    See Karuppen at june 7th, 2010 on 1.03pm http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/06/03/h

  178. Easvaran – August 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    You are a disgrace to my profession!

    I’m repeating the article you cut and pasted, with the parts you omitted in bold and words you inserted, in italic.

    Sri Lankan State terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka. Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.
    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.
    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.
    If this dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the country’s national politics, it unfailingly invites foreign infiltration into the island nation Sri Lanka to steer the political navigation in the correct path. There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s minority citizens Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time USA IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

    Mr Sarath Fonseka, no matter what part he played in the war on terrorism, is under the protection of the US as he is a US citizen.
    It is time the US adopted a policy of selectivity in the defence of its citizen Mr Sarath Fonseke.
    The US should never be a lame duck any more to witness atrocities of multiplicity committed on the daily basis to the Tamil civilians.
    Nothing is so vile as the intellectual dishonesty.

    See Karuppen at june 7th, 2010 on 1.03pm http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/06/03/h

  179. Easvaran – August 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    You are a disgrace to my profession!

    I’m repeating the article you cut and pasted, with the parts you omitted in bold and words you inserted, in italic.

    Sri Lankan State terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka. Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.
    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.
    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.
    If this dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the country’s national politics, it unfailingly invites foreign infiltration into the island nation Sri Lanka to steer the political navigation in the correct path. There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s minority citizens Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time USA IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

    Mr Sarath Fonseka, no matter what part he played in the war on terrorism, is under the protection of the US as he is a US citizen.
    It is time the US adopted a policy of selectivity in the defence of its citizen Mr Sarath Fonseke.
    The US should never be a lame duck any more to witness atrocities of multiplicity committed on the daily basis to the Tamil civilians.
    Nothing is so vile as the intellectual dishonesty.

    See Karuppen at june 7th, 2010 on 1.03pm http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/06/03/h

  180. Kapanna Alawanna

    And what is your profession ?

    To pore dirt on the Tamils day and night ? 🙁

    The stench of the rotting corpses from the Sri Lankan killing fields which you are trying to deodorize daily with sweet smelling Rajapaksa’s lies

    The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you.

  181. Easvaran says:
    "The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you."

    Does that mean the LTTE and their supporters are also cursed since they killed more Tamils than anyone else?

    Here's just one of many cases where ".. a LTTE woman suicide bomber blew herself at an IDP rescue centre, North of Visuamadu in Mullaittivu 9th Feb 2009. 10 Tamil civilians and 3 female SLA soldiers were among the dead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFxgRyWiao

    You might want to re-think your curses in the light of that well-known and acknowledged fact. The 'Dumb & Dumber' Eelam Show goes on and on..

  182. Easvaran says:
    "The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you."

    Does that mean the LTTE and their supporters are also cursed since they killed more Tamils than anyone else?

    Here's just one of many cases where ".. a LTTE woman suicide bomber blew herself at an IDP rescue centre, North of Visuamadu in Mullaittivu 9th Feb 2009. 10 Tamil civilians and 3 female SLA soldiers were among the dead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFxgRyWiao

    You might want to re-think your curses in the light of that well-known and acknowledged fact. The 'Dumb & Dumber' Eelam Show goes on and on..

  183. Easvaran says:
    "The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you."

    Does that mean the LTTE and their supporters are also cursed since they killed more Tamils than anyone else?

    Here's just one of many cases where ".. a LTTE woman suicide bomber blew herself at an IDP rescue centre, North of Visuamadu in Mullaittivu 9th Feb 2009. 10 Tamil civilians and 3 female SLA soldiers were among the dead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFxgRyWiao

    You might want to re-think your curses in the light of that well-known and acknowledged fact. The 'Dumb & Dumber' Eelam Show goes on and on..

  184. @ Ramachandran:

    When have either Repo Man or I ever tried to make fun of the despicable murders of these poor aid workers? The only mass murderer in sight is your now-dead Sun God. Rajapakse doesn’t need our hosannas. He has enough sycophants. Unlike the pro-Eelam Donkey Diaspora we are critical of the SL govt when it does stupid things. I’ve yet to see any of you Eelamist even begin to acknowledge your culpability for supporting the biggest killer of Tamil children in Sri Lanka – Velupillai Prabhakaran and the LTTE.

    Where’s AI cry ‘for justice’ for the Tamil families whose children were mercilessly conscripted to die for Eelam?

    Professor Puligal. Welcome back! We missed your searing and bizarre soliloquies. Anyway, you’re only pretending to be an Eelamist 🙂

    Aathithan says: Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said..
    I only wish that the SL govt was paying me for combating Eelamists’ & AI’s lies on this blog. If you have any connections in the SL govt, I’m more than happy to accept their donations to construct an ‘Elite Cubicle’ in Colombo 7. 🙂 🙂

    @Rohan: The Eelam project is facing enough difficulties as it is without you copy-pasting dreadful Eelamish poetry. Was the original Eelamist poet inspired by Mary Poppins’s “Chim Chim Cheree” song?

    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-ee!
    A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-oo!
    Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

    Compare that the first two lines of your Eelamish poem…

    Tham Thimithimithom Thaiyathom
    Tham Thimithimithom

    It’s odd that your poem doesn’t have anything say about Fatty Prabha forcing 9-year old kids to fight, no? I guess its just too embarrassing to acknowledge!

  185. Ramachandran Says:
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Rip
    EDE

    You live in perpetual cloud koo koo land and blindly trust every word the Sri Lanka Shameless Propaganda prints .. 🙁

    Will it be fair if I say that you live in a perpetual cloud Koo Koo land and blindly trust every word that the Peelams Shameless Tamilnut and other Peelam propaganda prints ????

    Do not throw stones while living in glass houses – I live in the country and I see things to my own eyes – I don’t need propaganda machines like you Worms do to believe anything !! 🙂 – Get it ??

  186. Aathithan Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 7:53 am

    EDE
    Rip Van Winkle

    Both are Both are paid agents of the Sri Lanka Government. Enough said.. 🙁

    Will it be fair if I say that you and your fellow Apes and worms are paid agents of the LTTE Peelam ??? 🙂

    Two sides to the story always noh ??

    The only fact would still remain that our monies would be legal white money and yours, blood money, drug money, stolen money etc…. Will leave it to the world to decide which money is better !!

  187. Rip Van Winkle

    The main characteristic of a fool is that heshe doesn’t know he/she is a fool.

  188. Puligal Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Woooooo Hooooooo !!!!! Yepheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!

    PUKE GAL IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rip Van Winkle or Jim Gona , the vile racist is trying to convey an erroneous impression about me.

    Puke Gal – we will start where we left some months back – please prove us racists and we shall stop posting here for ever under any handle – I threw this challenge to your fellow Apes and Worms no one seem to have the balls to accept the challenge – which proves my point of calling you impotent apes !!

    In fact, I am quite sure that his mendacious accusation won’t lend any people’s vigour.

    Could this be true to your fellow apes too ?? I mean check out Rohan’s copy paste posts from Tamil Nut !!

    I always speak the truth and I am entirely inclined to save the truth and integrity.

    Oh Ya – Why don’t we know the Shift F7 keys on MS word !!! – LOL !!!!

    diverting the focus of the international community

    Can I say this about your Apes and Worms too ???

    But, he is highly unlikely to make out what I am trying to say and figure out even though I emphasized my views so many times before.

    This would be your only view as I have seen this same sentence repeated only with a few words twisted around !!! But, no one really knows what you are trying to say – I guess even you do not know. As I mentioned many a times before, you definitely do crack before you sit before your computer to post here – LOL !!

    Also – we love your posts – it indeed is like watching a Charlie Chaplin movie of yesteryear’s during a bad Kollywood movie – lot of fun !! So please do keep posting !!

  189. Puloali Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Rip Van Winkle

    The main characteristic of a fool is that heshe doesn’t know he/she is a fool.

    Wow – words of wisdom from un-evolved Apes – wonder why these brains cannot be picked to save humanity than destroy it !!!

    Let me pick your pee brain for a minute !!

    Will this also mean that the wise would not know there are wise or will not mention to others that they are wise ??

    Will the wise call the less wise fools ??

    Is it the brain capacity alone or the acts of a person that would make him / her a fool or a wise man ??

    If so, which category would Terrorist Ape Piribaharan fall in to ???

  190. EDE

    Genocidal racist, your jokes always go down like a dead balloon.

    Regardless how many will read your insipid posts and vapid poetry

    For example

    ” Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-ee!
    A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
    Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
    Chim chim cher-oo! ”

    I am sure that they won’t draw their viguor in any circumstances.

    Once again, you display your rudimentary grasp in Poetry.

    It’s almost more than 25 years taken to make you bite the dust.

    BTW
    Rip Van Winkle and you seem to be the wild horse that can’t be torn apart.

  191. Rohan-Sri lanka state terror victim Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:24 am

    The reality version !!!!!!

    Gon Piribaharan Piribha
    Gon Piribaharan

    Living we were- on Lanka soil
    Living we were
    Educating ourselves we were – Joyfully
    Educating ourselves we were
    Running around we were – with friends
    Running around we were

    Came the ape leader on us
    Hanging Cyanide
    Died who no hang cyanide
    Relations killed who say no to Ape
    Schools destroyed – made bunkers
    Shrines disappeared
    No books – but AK 47
    Our leaders killed – because say no to Ape Leader

    Life destroyed – land mine deployed
    Life scattered – Prabha batted
    Suffering saw – because of Prabha with no Ball
    Sadness imposed – Prabha finally disposed

    Caged by war – Prapha’s head we Tore
    Trapped in suffering – from Prabha we were away running
    Enough the sorrow – Prabha hid in a Borrow
    Escaped to survive – saying “Prabha Good Bye !!

  192. Puligal Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm


    Rip Van Winkle and you seem to be the wild horse that can’t be torn apart.

    Dumb Puligal Dumb Pulgal
    Puke Puli Pulli !!!
    Choo Chooo Puke Pulli !!

    LOL LOL LOL !!

    Oh – tear me a part puli !!

    Fascinatingly, I managed to hook all you worms on to one small Fishing hook long time ago !! Just that I have not managed to get the Apes to Peel a Banana before they consumed it 🙁 !!

  193. What kind of idiots are you ?

    You were jumping up and down, all excited and called us Apes and wanted to educate us .

    You have no intellectual capacity to ccomprehend anything other than blindly follow Rajapaksa and his goons.

    You should think outside the box , brainwashed kalthoni !

  194. Rajapaksa has all the controll methods of Sri Lanka and he just shows what a democratical hypocrisy he makes us live in, and pinpoints the larger and real problem in the world.

    If the economy in Sri Lanka is hit harder, maybe the sleeping Sinhalese will wake up and see what is happening in the country.

    There’s not an inch in this world, where this killer pretends to be spreading to kill and destroy innocent lives.

  195. Sri Lankan state terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka.

    Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.

    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.

    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high-ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.

    The dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the Sri Lanka’s national politics.

    There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

  196. Donkey Swiss LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" 🙂

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland:

    • The LTTE was never banned in Switzerland. It was used as the central financial clearing house for weapons purchases.
    Typical Swiss gnomes; from stealing the wealth of Germans Jews fleeing the Holocaust to looking the other way as thousand of Sri Lankans died or were maimed by LTTE firepower, as long their banks got the commission, they didn't care.

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

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

    • After the LTTE was finally crushed, the money collection has dried up and factional quarrels between the various groups have increased. Excellent

    • The LTTE Realists (headed by KP) want to reach a realistic accommodation with the SL govt through peaceful means. The LTTE Fantasists, (headed by Nediyavan Donkey Master) want to err… continue fighting.

    • 2nd Generation LTTE pin-up Lathan Suntharalingam wants to achieve Eealm through 'peaceful means' by using Swiss politicians to pressure Sri Lanka. "We must find a peaceful way to end the Conflict", he opines, sagely.
    Someone please tell this idiot that a violent method was found to end a violent conflict. What a cretin.

    • For some Tamils the destruction of the LTTE was a blessing, but they'll never openly acknowledge this.

    Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    My thanks to Tamilnut for alerting us to the latest Diaspora delusions. Tamilnut and 'Swiss Tamil Circles' are predictably, going around in ever decreasing circles and doing their nut 🙂

  197. What is the percentage of Canadian Tamils who feel safe enough to return & holiday in Sri Lanka? 71 percent!

    “Canadian immigration officials randomly surveyed 50 Tamils already here, who are trying to “sponsor” more people to come over, too. Of those would-be sponsors, 31 are refugees. And 22 of those admit to going back to Sri Lanka.

    “The Tamils are playing us for fools. They’re not genuine refugees. Genuine refugees don’t go back to a country that’s persecuting them.
    “The benign interpretation is that they went back for a vacation. But there’s the real possibility that some went back to help the Tamil Tiger terrorist group wage its war against Sri Lanka.”

    Full story here:
    http://tinyurl.com/38aolx4
    http://tinyurl.com/32w8s7m

    Oops! There goes another AI smear story about returning SL Tamils being ‘persecuted’ etc.

    Will AI now retract and apologise for its original deliberate slur on Sri Lanka? Of course not!

    I’m glad that so many returned to SL to see for themselves the ‘non-genocide’ and of course, enjoy real Pittu, Pol sambol, Wattalapan and of course, Thambili from the roadside.

    I hope Jim will also, one day enjoy these delicious foods 🙂

  198. Donkey Swiss LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" 🙂

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland:

    • The LTTE was never banned in Switzerland. It was used as the central financial clearing house for weapons purchases.
    Typical Swiss gnomes; from stealing the wealth of Germans Jews fleeing the Holocaust to looking the other way as thousand of Sri Lankans died or were maimed by LTTE firepower, as long their banks got the commission, they didn't care.

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

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

    • After the LTTE was finally crushed, the money collection has dried up and factional quarrels between the various groups have increased. Excellent

    • The LTTE Realists (headed by KP) want to reach a realistic accommodation with the SL govt through peaceful means. The LTTE Fantasists, (headed by Nediyavan Donkey Master) want to err… continue fighting.

    • 2nd Generation LTTE pin-up Lathan Suntharalingam wants to achieve Eealm through 'peaceful means' by using Swiss politicians to pressure Sri Lanka. "We must find a peaceful way to end the Conflict", he opines, sagely.
    Someone please tell this idiot that a violent method was found to end a violent conflict. What a cretin.

    • For some Tamils the destruction of the LTTE was a blessing, but they'll never openly acknowledge this.

    Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    My thanks to Tamilnut for alerting us to the latest Diaspora delusions. Tamilnut and 'Swiss Tamil Circles' are predictably, going around in ever decreasing circles and doing their nut 🙂

  199. Donkey Swiss LTTE Diaspora says, "We want our money back!" 🙂

    You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland:

    • The LTTE was never banned in Switzerland. It was used as the central financial clearing house for weapons purchases.
    Typical Swiss gnomes; from stealing the wealth of Germans Jews fleeing the Holocaust to looking the other way as thousand of Sri Lankans died or were maimed by LTTE firepower, as long their banks got the commission, they didn't care.

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

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

    • After the LTTE was finally crushed, the money collection has dried up and factional quarrels between the various groups have increased. Excellent

    • The LTTE Realists (headed by KP) want to reach a realistic accommodation with the SL govt through peaceful means. The LTTE Fantasists, (headed by Nediyavan Donkey Master) want to err… continue fighting.

    • 2nd Generation LTTE pin-up Lathan Suntharalingam wants to achieve Eealm through 'peaceful means' by using Swiss politicians to pressure Sri Lanka. "We must find a peaceful way to end the Conflict", he opines, sagely.
    Someone please tell this idiot that a violent method was found to end a violent conflict. What a cretin.

    • For some Tamils the destruction of the LTTE was a blessing, but they'll never openly acknowledge this.

    Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    My thanks to Tamilnut for alerting us to the latest Diaspora delusions. Tamilnut and 'Swiss Tamil Circles' are predictably, going around in ever decreasing circles and doing their nut 🙂

  200. Easvaran – August 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    You are a disgrace to my profession!

    I’m repeating the article you cut and pasted, with the parts you omitted in bold and words you inserted, in italic.

    Sri Lankan State terrorism has seeped down into the communal life in Sri Lanka. Rather than ruling the island nation Sri Lanka by the law and order to achieve neutrality in the implementation of its constitution, irrespective of ethnicity and religiosity, the rule today under the helm of Sri Lankan President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, has witnessed anarchy and deviation from the constitutional enshrinement of basic human rights.
    Ruling a country in contravention of the tenets of nationally and internationally established norms is a precursor of omen. The country’s present political litmus test is not promising at all.
    It has become an anathema to the power-embedded high ranking government ministers to seek democratic ways and means to solve the problems of the minority community Tamils.
    If this dangerous situation keeps brewing up in the volatility of the country’s national politics, it unfailingly invites foreign infiltration into the island nation Sri Lanka to steer the political navigation in the correct path. There are hot spots of politically simmering realms where one has to guard against the blindness in denying a nation’s minority citizens Tamil their rights, proper place in society and integration into the mainstream of politics.

    It is time USA IC came forward, instead of its soft-foot pedalling politics, to press Sri Lanka to adopt a policy of reconciliation with the minority citizens Tamils and correct for the past atrocities the government has committed by complying with the independent UN inquiry into its military excesses and massacre of innocent Tamils.

    Mr Sarath Fonseka, no matter what part he played in the war on terrorism, is under the protection of the US as he is a US citizen.
    It is time the US adopted a policy of selectivity in the defence of its citizen Mr Sarath Fonseke.
    The US should never be a lame duck any more to witness atrocities of multiplicity committed on the daily basis to the Tamil civilians.
    Nothing is so vile as the intellectual dishonesty.

    See Karuppen at june 7th, 2010 on 1.03pm
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/06/03/how-sri-lanka-president-mahinda-rajapaksa-can-stop-war-crime-charges-keep-haunting/#comment-80110

  201. Kapanna Alawanna

    And what is your profession ?

    To pore dirt on the Tamils day and night ? 🙁

    The stench of the rotting corpses from the Sri Lankan killing fields which you are trying to deodorize daily with sweet smelling Rajapaksa’s lies

    The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you.

  202. The quick dying of democracy in Sri Lanka http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100822/Columns/focus.ht

    War crimes and human civilisation http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=99&art
    A war will not end without the delivery of political justice to the core issue. Even the winners who waged World Wars for the monopoly of colonies couldn’t escape conceding independence to colonies. USA and India bungling political justice to the national question in the island will have a bearing on Afghan War, Western Civilisation and on Indian integrity. The solidarity of Eezham Tamil diaspora is as important a trump as the geopolitical trump of Sri Lanka. In its historic duty to its nation and to civilisation, the diaspora without succumbing to lures should intensely align with the people of Tamil Nadu and progressive Sinhalese in realising political justice and in seeing no others ever suffer like Eezham Tamils. The last diplomatic chance for the USA and India to make ‘strategic partnership’ a smooth affair is to jointly uphold the balance of nations in the island.

  203. Easvaran says:
    “The curse of the tens of thousands of the slaughtered Tamils is upon you.”

    Does that mean the LTTE and their supporters are also cursed since they killed more Tamils than anyone else?

    Here’s just one of many cases where “.. a LTTE woman suicide bomber blew herself at an IDP rescue centre, North of Visuamadu in Mullaittivu 9th Feb 2009. 10 Tamil civilians and 3 female SLA soldiers were among the dead.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFxgRyWiao

    You might want to re-think your curses in the light of that well-known and acknowledged fact. The ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Eelam Show goes on and on..

  204. Talking about Tamils, in every nation where ever we are, we are a numerical minority, psychological inferiorities and 2nd class citizens.

    Minority refers to numbers but that does not mean that we have to behave like second class citizens.

    Every community is in some way a numerical minority so let us not talk about it, but Inferiority is a state of mind, a state due to our anthropology, but we can always evolve out of this state.

    Both numerical minority and psychological inferiority can be changed, has to be changed, must be changed, and we are going to change.

    “A clearly defined mission, extreme focus, unwavering determination and relentless perseverance will reach any goal”

  205. To my Tamil friends, I am going to give my advice as to how to become modern Tamils and assert their birth rights.

    We are born equal, free and clear and you are a free man why would you stoop down or kneel down?

    The problem in Sri Lanka is we behaved like second class citizen, until Prabaharan appeared in the horizon,

    He changed it for us.

    Because of Prabaharan the Singhalese and the rest of the world treat us as an entity with integrity.

    Tamils all over the world must elevate themselves to world-class level; they must study The Magna Carta, The Social Contract, The Constitutions, The Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights.

    As a born human you are automatically conferred certain rights, why don’t we make use of them?

    Freedom of association, freedom of rights and trial by a judge are basic inalienable rights of people. How many of our people know it?

    There are approximately 85 million Tamils worldwide. There are between 65-70 million in Tamil nadu, in India. It is time we the Tamils all over the world unite and manage our welfare.

  206. The quick dying of democracy in Sri Lanka http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100822/Columns/focus.ht

    War crimes and human civilisation http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=99&art
    A war will not end without the delivery of political justice to the core issue. Even the winners who waged World Wars for the monopoly of colonies couldn’t escape conceding independence to colonies. USA and India bungling political justice to the national question in the island will have a bearing on Afghan War, Western Civilisation and on Indian integrity. The solidarity of Eezham Tamil diaspora is as important a trump as the geopolitical trump of Sri Lanka. In its historic duty to its nation and to civilisation, the diaspora without succumbing to lures should intensely align with the people of Tamil Nadu and progressive Sinhalese in realising political justice and in seeing no others ever suffer like Eezham Tamils. The last diplomatic chance for the USA and India to make ‘strategic partnership’ a smooth affair is to jointly uphold the balance of nations in the island.

  207. The quick dying of democracy in Sri Lanka http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100822/Columns/focus.ht

    War crimes and human civilisation http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=99&art
    A war will not end without the delivery of political justice to the core issue. Even the winners who waged World Wars for the monopoly of colonies couldn’t escape conceding independence to colonies. USA and India bungling political justice to the national question in the island will have a bearing on Afghan War, Western Civilisation and on Indian integrity. The solidarity of Eezham Tamil diaspora is as important a trump as the geopolitical trump of Sri Lanka. In its historic duty to its nation and to civilisation, the diaspora without succumbing to lures should intensely align with the people of Tamil Nadu and progressive Sinhalese in realising political justice and in seeing no others ever suffer like Eezham Tamils. The last diplomatic chance for the USA and India to make ‘strategic partnership’ a smooth affair is to jointly uphold the balance of nations in the island.

  208. Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    What kind of idiots are you ?

    Can I ask you the same question please ??? To look inside your self and figure out as to why on earth you support a Labeled Terrorist group ?? The world calls them terrorists because of a reason noh??

    You were jumping up and down, all excited and called us Apes and wanted to educate us .

    Sorry, we were never trying to educate you, but, argue and debate with you. If you learned something off it – Bravo !!!

    You have no intellectual capacity to ccomprehend anything other than blindly follow Rajapaksa and his goons.

    Is that why we criticize Rajapakse when necessary ??? Have you done it to Piribaharan ?? There was only 1 person throughout these years of me writing here who had the Balls to say that what Prabha did by killing innocent people was wrong and he should have thought of other methods – He does not write here anymore. May be he is with KP trying to help the Tamils than trying to make life more miserable to them like you guys are doing now !!

    You should think outside the box , brainwashed kalthoni !

    We saw how your people thought out side the Box and sent brainwashed suicide bombers to kill Tamils….. I prefer being brain washed this way – I am brainwashed to be compassionate to everyone and help who ever is in need.

    Vinayagar Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Talking about Tamils, in every nation where ever we are, we are a numerical minority, psychological inferiorities and 2nd class citizens.

    This is a very wrong statement you are making and it actually puts the Good Tamils down. Why do u want to feel inferior to anyone ?? It is happening to you because you are looking down up on your self, not the others. How come there are Tamil CEO's who are called "SIR", Tamil Scholars who are well respected ?? Nothing inferior about it…..

    It is what you do, your actions that makes you superior or inferior. Anyone would bow down to any village idiot if that person knows just 1 thing – How to conduct himself among others – This is something that most of you with a Peelam mind set is failing to understand and adhere to. It's never too late to change your behaviour which will make you feel respected – but not Tamils ! Race, religion or any other thing does not determine your superiority or inferiority.

    a state due to our anthropology, but we can always evolve out of this state.

    This again is what I said above – Specially for the Peelam Apes – Please try evolve to the next stage – start behaving decently and more respectfully and you will see people loving you – Let me take one single example – Lakshman Kadiragamar – A Tamil who was loved by millions immaterial of his Ethnicity or Religion practiced – Only because of his conduct !

    Both numerical minority and psychological inferiority can be changed, has to be changed, must be changed, and we are going to change.

    Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    To my Tamil friends, I am going to give my advice as to how to become modern Tamils and assert their birth rights.

    I would have loved it if your advice was to make them become Modern Citizens and then modern Tamils – First be acceptable citizens to all immaterial of race – We even find Americans, British and so on who are not acceptable to the modern humans. After you become a modern citizen, then you can start preserving your culture and roots because that is very important too. But, then again, look at the past. You can learn from your own past too – Tamils were never a violent bunch – they were very very decent – what happened to those in LTTE ??? unfathomable !!

    The problem in Sri Lanka is we behaved like second class citizen, until Prabaharan appeared in the horizon,

    Why did you ?? There was no reason for you to have stayed that way and I obviously don't think Sir Ramachandran and Arunachalan thought of them selves as Second Class citizens.

    Actually, it was piribaharan who made your 3rd class citizens world over – This idiot made you Terrorists….. Pretty low – the lowest level of humanity !!!

    Studying the The Magna Carta, The Social Contract, The Constitutions, The Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights wont help you become accepted, you need to show by the acts you do that you are socially acceptable. What you are trying to do is find loop holes in the documents that would help you carry on with the current activities you do – but that would not mean that the world will accept you (I repeat – when I say You, I mean Terrorist supporters and not Tamils – This also includes Terrorists of Talibhan and other orgs)

    The only automatic right you get as a human is to breath and eat. The rest are what the humanity made up over thousands of years – that is what we called the evolution and who kept up with the changes went on while the rest were left behind.

    There are approximately 85 million Tamils worldwide. There are between 65-70 million in Tamil nadu, in India. It is time we the Tamils all over the world unite and manage our welfare.

    Interesting statistic.

    Almost 90% of Tamils world over live in Tamil nadu !!

    May be it's time rally around Tamilnadu and do something good for the Tamils world over – meaning, elevate their standards and make them worthy – I do agree and know for a fact that Tamils world over are looked up on at a square angle after what LTTE did. Just like the Muslims are suffering because of Talibhan and Al Quaida etc.. But, then again, I know of one place where Tamils are loved and respected immaterial of their ethnicity – You can't argue with me on this because I live there and I see it everyday with my own eyes – that place is Sri Lanka.

  209. Rohan – Kapanna Alawanna nethuwa Katha Karapanko Machan !!

    See the others are putting down their views and discussion is pretty cool don't you think ?? We all can question and answer each other !

  210. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    I’ve got to stop reading those appalling comments, the ones written in response to articles about the Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. The dehumanizing insults and fear mongering one can find in these crude and mean-spirited ‘have your say’ forums is shameful. If only they were merely representative of a small group of nasty, uninformed ranters. Sadly, I also read blatantly prejudiced and unsubstantiated statements coming from officials within the Canadian government itself, and to me, that is by far more worrisome. I’ve always felt tremendous pride in Canada for being a decent law-abiding country. The majority, I believe, still values fairness and compassion and, contrary to what I read in these low-brow forums, it does not take delight in ridiculing other people’s misfortunes. It would be good if we could all resist reducing these desperate souls to mere stereotypes and instead allow due process to take place before passing judgment.

  211. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    I’ve got to stop reading those appalling comments, the ones written in response to articles about the Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. The dehumanizing insults and fear mongering one can find in these crude and mean-spirited ‘have your say’ forums is shameful. If only they were merely representative of a small group of nasty, uninformed ranters. Sadly, I also read blatantly prejudiced and unsubstantiated statements coming from officials within the Canadian government itself, and to me, that is by far more worrisome. I’ve always felt tremendous pride in Canada for being a decent law-abiding country. The majority, I believe, still values fairness and compassion and, contrary to what I read in these low-brow forums, it does not take delight in ridiculing other people’s misfortunes. It would be good if we could all resist reducing these desperate souls to mere stereotypes and instead allow due process to take place before passing judgment.

  212. The Story of the Sun Sea http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&amp

    I’ve got to stop reading those appalling comments, the ones written in response to articles about the Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. The dehumanizing insults and fear mongering one can find in these crude and mean-spirited ‘have your say’ forums is shameful. If only they were merely representative of a small group of nasty, uninformed ranters. Sadly, I also read blatantly prejudiced and unsubstantiated statements coming from officials within the Canadian government itself, and to me, that is by far more worrisome. I’ve always felt tremendous pride in Canada for being a decent law-abiding country. The majority, I believe, still values fairness and compassion and, contrary to what I read in these low-brow forums, it does not take delight in ridiculing other people’s misfortunes. It would be good if we could all resist reducing these desperate souls to mere stereotypes and instead allow due process to take place before passing judgment.

  213. Kapanna Alawanna Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    KA – U are good enough to be a CIA agent – Bravo – Good Work !!

    Not only they steel articles, but looks like they are modifying them to suit their petty causes !! – LOL !

    I honestly don't read them because I know half of them are bullshit – specially the ones from Tamilnut. Any other source, I do sometimes 🙂 !

    Keep up the good work !!

  214. Donkey Swiss LTTE Diaspora says, “We want our money back!” 🙂

    You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh! Some choice extracts from this articles detailing the woes of the pro-LTTE crowd in Switzerland:

    • The LTTE was never banned in Switzerland. It was used as the central financial clearing house for weapons purchases.
    Typical Swiss gnomes; from stealing the wealth of Germans Jews fleeing the Holocaust to looking the other way as thousand of Sri Lankans died or were maimed by LTTE firepower, as long their banks got the commission, they didn’t care.

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

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

    • After the LTTE was finally crushed, the money collection has dried up and factional quarrels between the various groups have increased. Excellent

    • The LTTE Realists (headed by KP) want to reach a realistic accommodation with the SL govt through peaceful means. The LTTE Fantasists, (headed by Nediyavan Donkey Master) want to err… continue fighting.

    • 2nd Generation LTTE pin-up Lathan Suntharalingam wants to achieve Eealm through ‘peaceful means’ by using Swiss politicians to pressure Sri Lanka. “We must find a peaceful way to end the Conflict”, he opines, sagely.
    Someone please tell this idiot that a violent method was found to end a violent conflict. What a cretin.

    • For some Tamils the destruction of the LTTE was a blessing, but they’ll never openly acknowledge this.

    Full article, in German: http://tinyurl.com/2vsxlz2

    My thanks to Tamilnut for alerting us to the latest Diaspora delusions. Tamilnut and ‘Swiss Tamil Circles’ are predictably, going around in ever decreasing circles and doing their nut 🙂

  215. The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    575 years ago the Magna Carta declares, “No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned or in any other way destroyed except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.

    To no one will we sell, to none will we deny or delay, right or justice.

    So go on the web down load the Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights of your country and read them, apply them, live by them, live as a world-class citizen.

    The International government is developing and we all will one day become citizens of the world government, until such time Tamils in Sri Lanka must keep fighting.

    Keep your hopes and sprits high above your head.

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    The day he loses the election he will be handed over to The Hague.
    He knows that. Murders and Genocide have no time limitations and the charges do not expire. He knows it too.

  216. Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    The long term question of solution to the ethnic problem which ruined the island over 62 years is still not answered and present government which comprises the alleged war criminals have begun to believe there is no need for any political solution to Tamils anymore.

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    The majority Tamils supported political party called “Tamil National Alliance” has been mostly silence regarding the issues since

    Most of the Tamils now believe , present Sri Lankan rulers need to be punished for their acts against humanity and the long term political solutions is needed.

    After losing more than 200,000 people and with the sacrifice of 35,000 Tamil youth , they don't have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.

  217. Talking about Tamils, in every nation where ever we are, we are a numerical minority, psychological inferiorities and 2nd class citizens.

    Minority refers to numbers but that does not mean that we have to behave like second class citizens.

    Every community is in some way a numerical minority so let us not talk about it, but Inferiority is a state of mind, a state due to our anthropology, but we can always evolve out of this state.

    Both numerical minority and psychological inferiority can be changed, has to be changed, must be changed, and we are going to change.

    “A clearly defined mission, extreme focus, unwavering determination and relentless perseverance will reach any goal”

  218. To my Tamil friends, I am going to give my advice as to how to become modern Tamils and assert their birth rights.

    We are born equal, free and clear and you are a free man why would you stoop down or kneel down?

    The problem in Sri Lanka is we behaved like second class citizen, until Prabaharan appeared in the horizon,

    He changed it for us.

    Because of Prabaharan the Singhalese and the rest of the world treat us as an entity with integrity.

    Tamils all over the world must elevate themselves to world-class level; they must study The Magna Carta, The Social Contract, The Constitutions, The Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights.

    As a born human you are automatically conferred certain rights, why don’t we make use of them?

    Freedom of association, freedom of rights and trial by a judge are basic inalienable rights of people. How many of our people know it?

    There are approximately 85 million Tamils worldwide. There are between 65-70 million in Tamil nadu, in India. It is time we the Tamils all over the world unite and manage our welfare.

  219. The quick dying of democracy in Sri Lanka
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100822/Columns/focus.html

    War crimes and human civilisation
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=99&artid=32185
    A war will not end without the delivery of political justice to the core issue. Even the winners who waged World Wars for the monopoly of colonies couldn’t escape conceding independence to colonies. USA and India bungling political justice to the national question in the island will have a bearing on Afghan War, Western Civilisation and on Indian integrity. The solidarity of Eezham Tamil diaspora is as important a trump as the geopolitical trump of Sri Lanka. In its historic duty to its nation and to civilisation, the diaspora without succumbing to lures should intensely align with the people of Tamil Nadu and progressive Sinhalese in realising political justice and in seeing no others ever suffer like Eezham Tamils. The last diplomatic chance for the USA and India to make ‘strategic partnership’ a smooth affair is to jointly uphold the balance of nations in the island.

  220. Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    What kind of idiots are you ?

    Can I ask you the same question please ??? To look inside your self and figure out as to why on earth you support a Labeled Terrorist group ?? The world calls them terrorists because of a reason noh??

    You were jumping up and down, all excited and called us Apes and wanted to educate us .

    Sorry, we were never trying to educate you, but, argue and debate with you. If you learned something off it – Bravo !!!

    You have no intellectual capacity to ccomprehend anything other than blindly follow Rajapaksa and his goons.

    Is that why we criticize Rajapakse when necessary ??? Have you done it to Piribaharan ?? There was only 1 person throughout these years of me writing here who had the Balls to say that what Prabha did by killing innocent people was wrong and he should have thought of other methods – He does not write here anymore. May be he is with KP trying to help the Tamils than trying to make life more miserable to them like you guys are doing now !!

    You should think outside the box , brainwashed kalthoni !

    We saw how your people thought out side the Box and sent brainwashed suicide bombers to kill Tamils….. I prefer being brain washed this way – I am brainwashed to be compassionate to everyone and help who ever is in need.

    Vinayagar Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Talking about Tamils, in every nation where ever we are, we are a numerical minority, psychological inferiorities and 2nd class citizens.

    This is a very wrong statement you are making and it actually puts the Good Tamils down. Why do u want to feel inferior to anyone ?? It is happening to you because you are looking down up on your self, not the others. How come there are Tamil CEO’s who are called “SIR”, Tamil Scholars who are well respected ?? Nothing inferior about it…..

    It is what you do, your actions that makes you superior or inferior. Anyone would bow down to any village idiot if that person knows just 1 thing – How to conduct himself among others – This is something that most of you with a Peelam mind set is failing to understand and adhere to. It’s never too late to change your behaviour which will make you feel respected – but not Tamils ! Race, religion or any other thing does not determine your superiority or inferiority.

    a state due to our anthropology, but we can always evolve out of this state.

    This again is what I said above – Specially for the Peelam Apes – Please try evolve to the next stage – start behaving decently and more respectfully and you will see people loving you – Let me take one single example – Lakshman Kadiragamar – A Tamil who was loved by millions immaterial of his Ethnicity or Religion practiced – Only because of his conduct !

    Both numerical minority and psychological inferiority can be changed, has to be changed, must be changed, and we are going to change.

    Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    To my Tamil friends, I am going to give my advice as to how to become modern Tamils and assert their birth rights.

    I would have loved it if your advice was to make them become Modern Citizens and then modern Tamils – First be acceptable citizens to all immaterial of race – We even find Americans, British and so on who are not acceptable to the modern humans. After you become a modern citizen, then you can start preserving your culture and roots because that is very important too. But, then again, look at the past. You can learn from your own past too – Tamils were never a violent bunch – they were very very decent – what happened to those in LTTE ??? unfathomable !!

    The problem in Sri Lanka is we behaved like second class citizen, until Prabaharan appeared in the horizon,

    Why did you ?? There was no reason for you to have stayed that way and I obviously don’t think Sir Ramachandran and Arunachalan thought of them selves as Second Class citizens.

    Actually, it was piribaharan who made your 3rd class citizens world over – This idiot made you Terrorists….. Pretty low – the lowest level of humanity !!!

    Studying the The Magna Carta, The Social Contract, The Constitutions, The Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights wont help you become accepted, you need to show by the acts you do that you are socially acceptable. What you are trying to do is find loop holes in the documents that would help you carry on with the current activities you do – but that would not mean that the world will accept you (I repeat – when I say You, I mean Terrorist supporters and not Tamils – This also includes Terrorists of Talibhan and other orgs)

    The only automatic right you get as a human is to breath and eat. The rest are what the humanity made up over thousands of years – that is what we called the evolution and who kept up with the changes went on while the rest were left behind.

    There are approximately 85 million Tamils worldwide. There are between 65-70 million in Tamil nadu, in India. It is time we the Tamils all over the world unite and manage our welfare.

    Interesting statistic.

    Almost 90% of Tamils world over live in Tamil nadu !!

    May be it’s time rally around Tamilnadu and do something good for the Tamils world over – meaning, elevate their standards and make them worthy – I do agree and know for a fact that Tamils world over are looked up on at a square angle after what LTTE did. Just like the Muslims are suffering because of Talibhan and Al Quaida etc.. But, then again, I know of one place where Tamils are loved and respected immaterial of their ethnicity – You can’t argue with me on this because I live there and I see it everyday with my own eyes – that place is Sri Lanka.

  221. Rohan – Kapanna Alawanna nethuwa Katha Karapanko Machan !!

    See the others are putting down their views and discussion is pretty cool don’t you think ?? We all can question and answer each other !

  222. TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

    The case has been filed by the police before the Batticaloa Magistrate claiming the protest had been organized without receiving the required permission.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  223. I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chavunists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and havent done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civlil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob Rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chauvinists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and haven’t done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are aware of the Sri Lankan situation, of both LTTE and Sri Lanka and the plight of TAMIL CIVILIANS.

  224. the way ceylon is one of the few countries in the world which does not allow the minority tamil community to interact with the foreign media because they want to continue with this genocide without any interference from the civilized world.

    According to their wartime hero but now zero bonseka the country is a dictatorship.

    Who else is best qualified to comment about the country then their own military chief.

    Why is he incarcerated?

    Because he could be a witness against the genocide.

  225. TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

    The case has been filed by the police before the Batticaloa Magistrate claiming the protest had been organized without receiving the required permission.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  226. TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

    The case has been filed by the police before the Batticaloa Magistrate claiming the protest had been organized without receiving the required permission.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  227. The Story of the Sun Sea
    http://www.tamilcanadian.com/page.php?cat=145&id=5944

    I’ve got to stop reading those appalling comments, the ones written in response to articles about the Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. The dehumanizing insults and fear mongering one can find in these crude and mean-spirited ‘have your say’ forums is shameful. If only they were merely representative of a small group of nasty, uninformed ranters. Sadly, I also read blatantly prejudiced and unsubstantiated statements coming from officials within the Canadian government itself, and to me, that is by far more worrisome. I’ve always felt tremendous pride in Canada for being a decent law-abiding country. The majority, I believe, still values fairness and compassion and, contrary to what I read in these low-brow forums, it does not take delight in ridiculing other people’s misfortunes. It would be good if we could all resist reducing these desperate souls to mere stereotypes and instead allow due process to take place before passing judgment.

  228. Kapanna Alawanna Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    KA – U are good enough to be a CIA agent – Bravo – Good Work !!

    Not only they steel articles, but looks like they are modifying them to suit their petty causes !! – LOL !

    I honestly don’t read them because I know half of them are bullshit – specially the ones from Tamilnut. Any other source, I do sometimes 🙂 !

    Keep up the good work !!

  229. The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    575 years ago the Magna Carta declares, “No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned or in any other way destroyed except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.

    To no one will we sell, to none will we deny or delay, right or justice.

    So go on the web down load the Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights of your country and read them, apply them, live by them, live as a world-class citizen.

    The International government is developing and we all will one day become citizens of the world government, until such time Tamils in Sri Lanka must keep fighting.

    Keep your hopes and sprits high above your head.

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    The day he loses the election he will be handed over to The Hague.
    He knows that. Murders and Genocide have no time limitations and the charges do not expire. He knows it too.

  230. Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    The long term question of solution to the ethnic problem which ruined the island over 62 years is still not answered and present government which comprises the alleged war criminals have begun to believe there is no need for any political solution to Tamils anymore.

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    The majority Tamils supported political party called “Tamil National Alliance” has been mostly silence regarding the issues since

    Most of the Tamils now believe , present Sri Lankan rulers need to be punished for their acts against humanity and the long term political solutions is needed.

    After losing more than 200,000 people and with the sacrifice of 35,000 Tamil youth , they don’t have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.

  231. Thurkkai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:04 am

    So U R back Mr. Kunu Bakki !!

    The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    Can you please tell me with what Law did Ape leader Piribaharan deprived the Muslims and Singhalees of the North their lives, Liberty and Property ????

    When you are stating stuff, ensure that it will not Boomerang on you !!
    Also bare in mind that the law of the land was written in black and white which did not approve of what the Ape leader did !!

    The International government is developing

    Do U know that the Christians world over are opposing this concept big time ? Anyways, I still can't understand how your "Homeland" concept will come alive under such development because there will be no requirement for any boundaries then – I feel that you are trying separatism even within an International government – What a Joke – LOL !!

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    Fat Hopes !! Eat a load of Banana's till then !! Another Masturbatory fantasy of yours ? LOL !!

    Also, if at all Mahinda looses to opposition, it will be to Sajith who will not even dream of handing Mahinda over to anybody !! We are united as Sri Lanka. If you don't want to be a part of it, leave off…

    Vidyalayam Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    Or getting rid of Terrorists ?? As the SL cricket team it self was attacked by a set of Apes paid from LTTE !!!

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    Please educate us – why is it (The LTTE) not the biggest issue the Tamils had ??
    1. Many Tamils who opposed LTTE were killed
    2. Their houses, shrines etc were made bunkers
    3. The government buildings and vehicles were used for Terrorist activities
    4. The areas were ruled by own laws
    5. Landmines were planted in their back yards
    6. Young men and women had to join terrorist army against their will
    7. Young children were deprived of education, but were taken in as soldiers
    8. The List is endless noh ??

    So, isn't it wrong for the Majority of the Tamils world over (as you very rightly mention) to believe that the LTTE was the biggest issue the Tamils had ?? Please do elucidate us on what other problems our Good Tamil brotheren have !!!

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    It is indeed a problem for all Sri Lankans – The LTTE killed all the good Tamil leaders noh ?? Do U seriously want me to publish the list ? I also don't believe that the TNA is not good enough – I think they are doing a decent job. We also have the former LTTE leaders in Karuna, Pilla and KP to lead the Tamils if you really are looking for an Ethnic divide !!

    they don’t have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.
    Dude the indigenous people of Sri Lanka are the Weddas – Why You want to be a Wedda ? Weddas actually live a super life out there with their culture saved + now they education in government schools + I know of a Garment Factory that has employed more than 100 Weddas.

    Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oy Dumbo – go check your Rubbish post again – U don't even seem to know to cut and paste right !! What one earth wee you thinking when you were pasting the same thing ?? – This is from a comment another had made to the following article.

    This is the link
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/two_tales_of_

    Two tales of Sri Lankans: 'Loss of humanitarian aspect and Canada's own historic benevolence towards the world's less-fortunate'

    from the Opinion columns of The Ottawa Citizen

    by Mohan Samarasinghe

    Pillai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Given the current context, how can you be sure that General Fonseka – our war hero is telling the truth or lying. With all due respect to this hero, we all know that he messed up big time.

    Adaikalanatham Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 am

    TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    So, u think it's an ethnic issue ??
    Several JVP Mp's were arrested in Matara last week – nothing Ethnic.
    Also included former cricket captain Arjuna who was summoned to get feedback.
    Wimal W's supporter MP (The Thatta guy) was arrested for unrest in front of UN – No political or ethnic issue ??

    If someone goes over board, sorry scene – nothing to do with Ethnicity !

    Maththalagu Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The Government surrounded the No FIRE ZONE.

    You Dodo !!

    What do U expect the army to do one they have finished off in the "Firing Zone" ??

    Obviously what's left is the No Fire zone – and it automatically get surrounded.

    But, I totally condemn you lying about the government firing at it, as we all know that 3 days wee given for the LTTE to surrender and let the innocent people go. We saw how they tried to fire the people who were trying to escape. These innocent people to-date are thankful to the government for saving them from the Brutal Apes !!

  232. The Government surrounded the NO FIRE ZONE.

    LTTE would eventually will not have ammunition anymore .

    Why such a hurry ?

    Why bomb indiscriminately?

    The Sri Lanka Army were ordered to kill everyone !!

    Genocidal ethnic cleaning !!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  233. Sri Lanka experiences also prove that the use of symbolism for electoral politics in deeply divided societies would hurt the progress of the country. The island of Sri Lanka could have emerged as a model for successful democracy and economic growth if there was ethnic harmony and unity among the masses. But such progressive end was not gained mainly due to Sinhala elites’ misuse of primordial symbols for electoral gains.

    Democracy is a beautiful political practice, but it can trigger deadly ethnic conflict and instability when politicians resort to deadly symbols to win power in vibrant democracy in deeply divided ethnic societies. The Sinhala political establishment needs to understand this basic truth.

  234. Thurkkai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:04 am

    So U R back Mr. Kunu Bakki !!

    The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    Can you please tell me with what Law did Ape leader Piribaharan deprived the Muslims and Singhalees of the North their lives, Liberty and Property ????

    When you are stating stuff, ensure that it will not Boomerang on you !!
    Also bare in mind that the law of the land was written in black and white which did not approve of what the Ape leader did !!

    The International government is developing

    Do U know that the Christians world over are opposing this concept big time ? Anyways, I still can't understand how your "Homeland" concept will come alive under such development because there will be no requirement for any boundaries then – I feel that you are trying separatism even within an International government – What a Joke – LOL !!

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    Fat Hopes !! Eat a load of Banana's till then !! Another Masturbatory fantasy of yours ? LOL !!

    Also, if at all Mahinda looses to opposition, it will be to Sajith who will not even dream of handing Mahinda over to anybody !! We are united as Sri Lanka. If you don't want to be a part of it, leave off…

    Vidyalayam Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    Or getting rid of Terrorists ?? As the SL cricket team it self was attacked by a set of Apes paid from LTTE !!!

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    Please educate us – why is it (The LTTE) not the biggest issue the Tamils had ??
    1. Many Tamils who opposed LTTE were killed
    2. Their houses, shrines etc were made bunkers
    3. The government buildings and vehicles were used for Terrorist activities
    4. The areas were ruled by own laws
    5. Landmines were planted in their back yards
    6. Young men and women had to join terrorist army against their will
    7. Young children were deprived of education, but were taken in as soldiers
    8. The List is endless noh ??

    So, isn't it wrong for the Majority of the Tamils world over (as you very rightly mention) to believe that the LTTE was the biggest issue the Tamils had ?? Please do elucidate us on what other problems our Good Tamil brotheren have !!!

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    It is indeed a problem for all Sri Lankans – The LTTE killed all the good Tamil leaders noh ?? Do U seriously want me to publish the list ? I also don't believe that the TNA is not good enough – I think they are doing a decent job. We also have the former LTTE leaders in Karuna, Pilla and KP to lead the Tamils if you really are looking for an Ethnic divide !!

    they don’t have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.
    Dude the indigenous people of Sri Lanka are the Weddas – Why You want to be a Wedda ? Weddas actually live a super life out there with their culture saved + now they education in government schools + I know of a Garment Factory that has employed more than 100 Weddas.

    Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oy Dumbo – go check your Rubbish post again – U don't even seem to know to cut and paste right !! What one earth wee you thinking when you were pasting the same thing ?? – This is from a comment another had made to the following article.

    This is the link
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/two_tales_of_

    Two tales of Sri Lankans: 'Loss of humanitarian aspect and Canada's own historic benevolence towards the world's less-fortunate'

    from the Opinion columns of The Ottawa Citizen

    by Mohan Samarasinghe

    Pillai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Given the current context, how can you be sure that General Fonseka – our war hero is telling the truth or lying. With all due respect to this hero, we all know that he messed up big time.

    Adaikalanatham Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 am

    TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    So, u think it's an ethnic issue ??
    Several JVP Mp's were arrested in Matara last week – nothing Ethnic.
    Also included former cricket captain Arjuna who was summoned to get feedback.
    Wimal W's supporter MP (The Thatta guy) was arrested for unrest in front of UN – No political or ethnic issue ??

    If someone goes over board, sorry scene – nothing to do with Ethnicity !

    Maththalagu Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The Government surrounded the No FIRE ZONE.

    You Dodo !!

    What do U expect the army to do one they have finished off in the "Firing Zone" ??

    Obviously what's left is the No Fire zone – and it automatically get surrounded.

    But, I totally condemn you lying about the government firing at it, as we all know that 3 days wee given for the LTTE to surrender and let the innocent people go. We saw how they tried to fire the people who were trying to escape. These innocent people to-date are thankful to the government for saving them from the Brutal Apes !!

  235. Thurkkai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:04 am

    So U R back Mr. Kunu Bakki !!

    The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    Can you please tell me with what Law did Ape leader Piribaharan deprived the Muslims and Singhalees of the North their lives, Liberty and Property ????

    When you are stating stuff, ensure that it will not Boomerang on you !!
    Also bare in mind that the law of the land was written in black and white which did not approve of what the Ape leader did !!

    The International government is developing

    Do U know that the Christians world over are opposing this concept big time ? Anyways, I still can't understand how your "Homeland" concept will come alive under such development because there will be no requirement for any boundaries then – I feel that you are trying separatism even within an International government – What a Joke – LOL !!

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    Fat Hopes !! Eat a load of Banana's till then !! Another Masturbatory fantasy of yours ? LOL !!

    Also, if at all Mahinda looses to opposition, it will be to Sajith who will not even dream of handing Mahinda over to anybody !! We are united as Sri Lanka. If you don't want to be a part of it, leave off…

    Vidyalayam Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    Or getting rid of Terrorists ?? As the SL cricket team it self was attacked by a set of Apes paid from LTTE !!!

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    Please educate us – why is it (The LTTE) not the biggest issue the Tamils had ??
    1. Many Tamils who opposed LTTE were killed
    2. Their houses, shrines etc were made bunkers
    3. The government buildings and vehicles were used for Terrorist activities
    4. The areas were ruled by own laws
    5. Landmines were planted in their back yards
    6. Young men and women had to join terrorist army against their will
    7. Young children were deprived of education, but were taken in as soldiers
    8. The List is endless noh ??

    So, isn't it wrong for the Majority of the Tamils world over (as you very rightly mention) to believe that the LTTE was the biggest issue the Tamils had ?? Please do elucidate us on what other problems our Good Tamil brotheren have !!!

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    It is indeed a problem for all Sri Lankans – The LTTE killed all the good Tamil leaders noh ?? Do U seriously want me to publish the list ? I also don't believe that the TNA is not good enough – I think they are doing a decent job. We also have the former LTTE leaders in Karuna, Pilla and KP to lead the Tamils if you really are looking for an Ethnic divide !!

    they don’t have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.
    Dude the indigenous people of Sri Lanka are the Weddas – Why You want to be a Wedda ? Weddas actually live a super life out there with their culture saved + now they education in government schools + I know of a Garment Factory that has employed more than 100 Weddas.

    Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oy Dumbo – go check your Rubbish post again – U don't even seem to know to cut and paste right !! What one earth wee you thinking when you were pasting the same thing ?? – This is from a comment another had made to the following article.

    This is the link
    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/two_tales_of_

    Two tales of Sri Lankans: 'Loss of humanitarian aspect and Canada's own historic benevolence towards the world's less-fortunate'

    from the Opinion columns of The Ottawa Citizen

    by Mohan Samarasinghe

    Pillai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Given the current context, how can you be sure that General Fonseka – our war hero is telling the truth or lying. With all due respect to this hero, we all know that he messed up big time.

    Adaikalanatham Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 am

    TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    So, u think it's an ethnic issue ??
    Several JVP Mp's were arrested in Matara last week – nothing Ethnic.
    Also included former cricket captain Arjuna who was summoned to get feedback.
    Wimal W's supporter MP (The Thatta guy) was arrested for unrest in front of UN – No political or ethnic issue ??

    If someone goes over board, sorry scene – nothing to do with Ethnicity !

    Maththalagu Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The Government surrounded the No FIRE ZONE.

    You Dodo !!

    What do U expect the army to do one they have finished off in the "Firing Zone" ??

    Obviously what's left is the No Fire zone – and it automatically get surrounded.

    But, I totally condemn you lying about the government firing at it, as we all know that 3 days wee given for the LTTE to surrender and let the innocent people go. We saw how they tried to fire the people who were trying to escape. These innocent people to-date are thankful to the government for saving them from the Brutal Apes !!

  236. Amnesty Canada wants to save the Pink Tigers
    http://www.amnesty.ca/blog_post.php?id=1928

    Gloria Nafziger of AI Canada includes the standard whine from David Poop-in-Pants of the 'Canadian Tamil Congress' about the genuineness of the fake refugees, but nothing from the SL govt about why the fake refugess flew to Thailand to start the Eelam Cruise to Canada.

    "In recently published guidelines on Sri Lankan refugee claims, the UN Refugee Agency notes that groups potentially at risk of persecution in Sri Lanka include journalists, human rights activists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and persons suspected of having links with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers)."

    The fragrant Gloria now wants to save the LTTE's famous 'Pink Tiger' brigades from arrest. I always thought that the 'Pink Tigers' were a figment of the imagination of tamilnet.tv comedy writers. Not so!

    Note how Gloria & the UNCHR now conflate gay activists as being under threat. It doesn't matter who you are, if you'd helped the LTTE (with their er.. bombings & murders), you're quite correctly under threat of arrest. (Except for KP, who's helping the SL govt with their enquiries 🙂

    Is no-one in Sri Lanka safe? Perhaps the whole of Sri Lanka should get into leaky boats for head for Canada?

    p.s. A special gift to AI. "The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship" by Globe & Mailexplaining how the fake refugees managed their journey from Thailand to Canada. Impressive, no?
    http://tinyurl.com/25lz8wg

  237. Rip Van Winkle

    Just when I think you can't say anything dumber you prove me well wrong.

    Wait a minute !! 🙁

    I’m only allowed to post on one website ??

    Fat chance !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Well, I can post on as many websites as I like !!

  238. Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’m only allowed to post on one website ??

    You Donkey !!!!

    Indeed you can write on may posts – I was talking of the content !!!

    Let me re-cap !

    I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chavunists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and havent done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civlil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob Rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chauvinists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and haven’t done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civil society in Canada.

    Do you see any similarity ????? I still can't understand the content of the post – May be you could have written it down than copy and paste since you sound a person who can converse !!

  239. JIM MD

    I am still awaiting an answer to the following post of mine from you !

    Rip van Winkle Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    ""The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.""

    It says “Executed” after the “Fighting Between” Tiger Rebels (I don’t use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die?

    If so the word “execution” sound quite out of context !!

  240. Amnesty Canada wants to save the Pink Tigers
    http://www.amnesty.ca/blog_post.php?id=1928

    Gloria Nafziger of AI Canada includes the standard whine from David Poop-in-Pants of the 'Canadian Tamil Congress' about the genuineness of the fake refugees, but nothing from the SL govt about why the fake refugess flew to Thailand to start the Eelam Cruise to Canada.

    "In recently published guidelines on Sri Lankan refugee claims, the UN Refugee Agency notes that groups potentially at risk of persecution in Sri Lanka include journalists, human rights activists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and persons suspected of having links with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers)."

    The fragrant Gloria now wants to save the LTTE's famous 'Pink Tiger' brigades from arrest. I always thought that the 'Pink Tigers' were a figment of the imagination of tamilnet.tv comedy writers. Not so!

    Note how Gloria & the UNCHR now conflate gay activists as being under threat. It doesn't matter who you are, if you'd helped the LTTE (with their er.. bombings & murders), you're quite correctly under threat of arrest. (Except for KP, who's helping the SL govt with their enquiries 🙂

    Is no-one in Sri Lanka safe? Perhaps the whole of Sri Lanka should get into leaky boats for head for Canada?

    p.s. A special gift to AI. "The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship" by Globe & Mailexplaining how the fake refugees managed their journey from Thailand to Canada. Impressive, no?
    http://tinyurl.com/25lz8wg

  241. Amnesty Canada wants to save the Pink Tigers
    http://www.amnesty.ca/blog_post.php?id=1928

    Gloria Nafziger of AI Canada includes the standard whine from David Poop-in-Pants of the 'Canadian Tamil Congress' about the genuineness of the fake refugees, but nothing from the SL govt about why the fake refugess flew to Thailand to start the Eelam Cruise to Canada.

    "In recently published guidelines on Sri Lankan refugee claims, the UN Refugee Agency notes that groups potentially at risk of persecution in Sri Lanka include journalists, human rights activists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and persons suspected of having links with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers)."

    The fragrant Gloria now wants to save the LTTE's famous 'Pink Tiger' brigades from arrest. I always thought that the 'Pink Tigers' were a figment of the imagination of tamilnet.tv comedy writers. Not so!

    Note how Gloria & the UNCHR now conflate gay activists as being under threat. It doesn't matter who you are, if you'd helped the LTTE (with their er.. bombings & murders), you're quite correctly under threat of arrest. (Except for KP, who's helping the SL govt with their enquiries 🙂

    Is no-one in Sri Lanka safe? Perhaps the whole of Sri Lanka should get into leaky boats for head for Canada?

    p.s. A special gift to AI. "The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship" by Globe & Mailexplaining how the fake refugees managed their journey from Thailand to Canada. Impressive, no?
    http://tinyurl.com/25lz8wg

  242. I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chavunists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and havent done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civlil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob Rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chauvinists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and haven’t done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are aware of the Sri Lankan situation, of both LTTE and Sri Lanka and the plight of TAMIL CIVILIANS.

  243. the way ceylon is one of the few countries in the world which does not allow the minority tamil community to interact with the foreign media because they want to continue with this genocide without any interference from the civilized world.

    According to their wartime hero but now zero bonseka the country is a dictatorship.

    Who else is best qualified to comment about the country then their own military chief.

    Why is he incarcerated?

    Because he could be a witness against the genocide.

  244. The torment of the Tamils – a short history

    -1505 -1658: Portuguese held the island

    -1658 – 1796: Dutch usurped control

    -1796: the British took over

    -In 1799 June, Sir Hugh Cleghorn, the first British Colonial Secretary wrote to the British Government…
    Two different nations from a very ancient period have divided between them the possession of the Island. First the Sinhalese, inhabiting the interior of the country in its Southern and Western parts, and secondly the Malabars (Tamils) who possess the Northern and Eastern Districts. These two nations differ entirely in their religion, language and manners.

    -1803 The last Tamil kingdom (vanni area) was taken by British colonial. The King Pandaravannian was killed by CPT. Reberk ( I have evident)

    -Portuguese and Dutch ruled the Tamil and Sinhala Kingdoms separately, but, the British artificially joined them for their administrative convenience only in 1833.
    -On Feb. 4, 1948 – British left the Island leaving it as one country, CEYLON, leaving political power in the hands of the ‘majority’ Sinhalese.

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.
    -1970 –“ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

  245. EDE

    What kind of journalist are you ?

    The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship” – is full of inaccuracies and innuendoes.

    Some gossip exchanged in a seedy café …

    Some lies were told in an apartment building or in the port.

    These big criminals are buying the old cargo ship ..etc., etc.,

    So much twaddle. ……. 🙁

    But for you – a tabloid low life or poop gatherer – the garbage is presented as fact

  246. TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

    The case has been filed by the police before the Batticaloa Magistrate claiming the protest had been organized without receiving the required permission.

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  247. Gangs of thieves from South invade Jaffna http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Jaffna district Superintendent of Police (SP), Neville Pathmadeva, said that gangs of thieves and robbers had infiltrated into Jaffna peninsula from the Southern parts of Sri Lanka with the motive of stealing and robing during the Hindu temple annual festival season which has begun in Jaffna peninsula according to information received by him, in a press meet he held in Jaffna town Sunday. Meanwhile, local NGOs circles said that deserters from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) are the key persons in these gangs who befriend the SLA soldiers located in Jaffna peninsula to get information and particulars from them to rob houses in the peninsula.

  248. @ Krishna:

    I'm NOT a journalist! I'm just alerting our Eelamist crowd & AI on an article which gives a pretty good explanation of how the fake refugees flew into Thailand and then took a boat with Eelam Cruises. Please feel free to point out any factual inaccuracies in that article, if you can.

    Here's a simple question: how did penniless 'refugees' manage to fund the $50,000 per seat voyage?

    Perhaps they used some of the funds so eagerly given by the LTTE diaspora for military supplies? 🙂 If you had given funds to the LTTE, no doubt you're delighted that its being well spent.

    I leave 'poop gathering' to our expert in all matters scatological, David Poop-in-Pants of the 'Canadian Tamil Congress'.

  249. Gangs of thieves from South invade Jaffna http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Jaffna district Superintendent of Police (SP), Neville Pathmadeva, said that gangs of thieves and robbers had infiltrated into Jaffna peninsula from the Southern parts of Sri Lanka with the motive of stealing and robing during the Hindu temple annual festival season which has begun in Jaffna peninsula according to information received by him, in a press meet he held in Jaffna town Sunday. Meanwhile, local NGOs circles said that deserters from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) are the key persons in these gangs who befriend the SLA soldiers located in Jaffna peninsula to get information and particulars from them to rob houses in the peninsula.

  250. Gangs of thieves from South invade Jaffna http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art
    Jaffna district Superintendent of Police (SP), Neville Pathmadeva, said that gangs of thieves and robbers had infiltrated into Jaffna peninsula from the Southern parts of Sri Lanka with the motive of stealing and robing during the Hindu temple annual festival season which has begun in Jaffna peninsula according to information received by him, in a press meet he held in Jaffna town Sunday. Meanwhile, local NGOs circles said that deserters from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) are the key persons in these gangs who befriend the SLA soldiers located in Jaffna peninsula to get information and particulars from them to rob houses in the peninsula.

  251. The Government surrounded the NO FIRE ZONE.

    LTTE would eventually will not have ammunition anymore .

    Why such a hurry ?

    Why bomb indiscriminately?

    The Sri Lanka Army were ordered to kill everyone !!

    Genocidal ethnic cleaning !!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  252. The head of the Law and Trust Society painted a bleak picture of the resettlement challenges IDPs face. While some IDPs have returned home and found their homes intact, many are forced to live in tents where their destroyed houses once stood.

    Many do not have the funds to rebuild since the government is not providing compensation for their lost property nor do they have the income to rebuild. Even when they have funds, many have lost their land and housing deeds, thwarting their ability to claim land that is rightfully theirs.

  253. Who's telling the truth about the fake Tamil refugees? Amnesty Int'l or the UNCHR?

    From the UNCHR:

    "United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is …returning thousands of refugees to Sri Lanka and winding down some operations in that country.

    Citing improving conditions since the end of the civil war in May 2009, the UNHCR … had helped 852 Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India in the first six months of 2010. That six month tally surpasses the 823 people the UN agency assisted in returning home in all of 2009. The agency also reported than 1,000 refugees returned to Sri Lanka from India on their own."

    "In eastern Sri Lanka the UNHCR announced in June that it would begin winding down operations aimed at assisting people that were living in camps inside Sri Lanka. The largest camp at the close of the war, the Menik Farm camp, held 228,000 people, now the UN agency only claims 35,000 residents." http://tinyurl.com/33hvocc

    But Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald says: ..".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    Would the UNHCR be assisting the returning Tamil civilians if they were at risk of being "attacked by Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys", as alleged by Tamilnut? 🙂
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jim, we beg you to end this confusion. Who's being 'economical with the truth'?

    Anyway, Canada has at least two more shiploads of pro-LTTE fake refugees to look after in the coming months. Thank you again, Canadian citizens, for spending your hard-earned tax dollars on these fake refugees!

  254. The Rajapaksa regime has lately been hit with charges of corruption as the president and his brothers have centralized their power to an unprecedented level — holding positions of president, commander and chief of armed forces, defense secretary, senior presidential advisor, and cabinet minister of ports and aviation. Various sources estimate that 70 percent of the country's budget is controlled by one of the brothers.

    Furthermore, Rajapaksa’s plans for reconciliation in the country are minimal.
    A continued Rajapaksa regime could mean a continued denial of war crimes, while crushing dissenting voices, which has reportedly included the disappearances, kidnappings and deaths of dozens of journalists.

  255. Sri Lanka experiences also prove that the use of symbolism for electoral politics in deeply divided societies would hurt the progress of the country. The island of Sri Lanka could have emerged as a model for successful democracy and economic growth if there was ethnic harmony and unity among the masses. But such progressive end was not gained mainly due to Sinhala elites’ misuse of primordial symbols for electoral gains.

    Democracy is a beautiful political practice, but it can trigger deadly ethnic conflict and instability when politicians resort to deadly symbols to win power in vibrant democracy in deeply divided ethnic societies. The Sinhala political establishment needs to understand this basic truth.

  256. Thurkkai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:04 am

    So U R back Mr. Kunu Bakki !!

    The Bill of Rights says, “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.

    Can you please tell me with what Law did Ape leader Piribaharan deprived the Muslims and Singhalees of the North their lives, Liberty and Property ????

    When you are stating stuff, ensure that it will not Boomerang on you !!
    Also bare in mind that the law of the land was written in black and white which did not approve of what the Ape leader did !!

    The International government is developing

    Do U know that the Christians world over are opposing this concept big time ? Anyways, I still can’t understand how your “Homeland” concept will come alive under such development because there will be no requirement for any boundaries then – I feel that you are trying separatism even within an International government – What a Joke – LOL !!

    Mahinda will be charged and sent to gallows, until such time let him live.

    Fat Hopes !! Eat a load of Banana’s till then !! Another Masturbatory fantasy of yours ? LOL !!

    Also, if at all Mahinda looses to opposition, it will be to Sajith who will not even dream of handing Mahinda over to anybody !! We are united as Sri Lanka. If you don’t want to be a part of it, leave off…

    Vidyalayam Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Sri Lanka was famous for Cricket and Tea now even million times notorious for its genocide and ethnic cleansing of its minority Tamils.

    Or getting rid of Terrorists ?? As the SL cricket team it self was attacked by a set of Apes paid from LTTE !!!

    With the defeat of Tamil Tiger’s military power, which is widely supported by worldwide Tamils , it is no wonder that Sinhala rulers believe that Tamils have no more to be a problem to them.

    Please educate us – why is it (The LTTE) not the biggest issue the Tamils had ??
    1. Many Tamils who opposed LTTE were killed
    2. Their houses, shrines etc were made bunkers
    3. The government buildings and vehicles were used for Terrorist activities
    4. The areas were ruled by own laws
    5. Landmines were planted in their back yards
    6. Young men and women had to join terrorist army against their will
    7. Young children were deprived of education, but were taken in as soldiers
    8. The List is endless noh ??

    So, isn’t it wrong for the Majority of the Tamils world over (as you very rightly mention) to believe that the LTTE was the biggest issue the Tamils had ?? Please do elucidate us on what other problems our Good Tamil brotheren have !!!

    After the Sri Lanka claimed Tamil Tigers are completely eliminated from Sri Lanka, it is believed that there is no leadership for the Tamils who can push the present rulers for a decent solution.

    It is indeed a problem for all Sri Lankans – The LTTE killed all the good Tamil leaders noh ?? Do U seriously want me to publish the list ? I also don’t believe that the TNA is not good enough – I think they are doing a decent job. We also have the former LTTE leaders in Karuna, Pilla and KP to lead the Tamils if you really are looking for an Ethnic divide !!

    they don’t have a dignified life on this island as indigenous people.
    Dude the indigenous people of Sri Lanka are the Weddas – Why You want to be a Wedda ? Weddas actually live a super life out there with their culture saved + now they education in government schools + I know of a Garment Factory that has employed more than 100 Weddas.

    Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oy Dumbo – go check your Rubbish post again – U don’t even seem to know to cut and paste right !! What one earth wee you thinking when you were pasting the same thing ?? – This is from a comment another had made to the following article.

    This is the link

    http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/08/two_tales_of_sri_lankans_loss.html

    Two tales of Sri Lankans: ‘Loss of humanitarian aspect and Canada’s own historic benevolence towards the world’s less-fortunate’

    from the Opinion columns of The Ottawa Citizen

    by Mohan Samarasinghe

    Pillai Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Given the current context, how can you be sure that General Fonseka – our war hero is telling the truth or lying. With all due respect to this hero, we all know that he messed up big time.

    Adaikalanatham Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 am

    TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

    So, u think it’s an ethnic issue ??
    Several JVP Mp’s were arrested in Matara last week – nothing Ethnic.
    Also included former cricket captain Arjuna who was summoned to get feedback.
    Wimal W’s supporter MP (The Thatta guy) was arrested for unrest in front of UN – No political or ethnic issue ??

    If someone goes over board, sorry scene – nothing to do with Ethnicity !

    Maththalagu Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The Government surrounded the No FIRE ZONE.

    You Dodo !!

    What do U expect the army to do one they have finished off in the “Firing Zone” ??

    Obviously what’s left is the No Fire zone – and it automatically get surrounded.

    But, I totally condemn you lying about the government firing at it, as we all know that 3 days wee given for the LTTE to surrender and let the innocent people go. We saw how they tried to fire the people who were trying to escape. These innocent people to-date are thankful to the government for saving them from the Brutal Apes !!

  257. Who's telling the truth about the fake Tamil refugees? Amnesty Int'l or the UNCHR?

    From the UNCHR:

    "United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is …returning thousands of refugees to Sri Lanka and winding down some operations in that country.

    Citing improving conditions since the end of the civil war in May 2009, the UNHCR … had helped 852 Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India in the first six months of 2010. That six month tally surpasses the 823 people the UN agency assisted in returning home in all of 2009. The agency also reported than 1,000 refugees returned to Sri Lanka from India on their own."

    "In eastern Sri Lanka the UNHCR announced in June that it would begin winding down operations aimed at assisting people that were living in camps inside Sri Lanka. The largest camp at the close of the war, the Menik Farm camp, held 228,000 people, now the UN agency only claims 35,000 residents." http://tinyurl.com/33hvocc

    But Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald says: ..".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    Would the UNHCR be assisting the returning Tamil civilians if they were at risk of being "attacked by Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys", as alleged by Tamilnut? 🙂
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jim, we beg you to end this confusion. Who's being 'economical with the truth'?

    Anyway, Canada has at least two more shiploads of pro-LTTE fake refugees to look after in the coming months. Thank you again, Canadian citizens, for spending your hard-earned tax dollars on these fake refugees!

  258. Who's telling the truth about the fake Tamil refugees? Amnesty Int'l or the UNCHR?

    From the UNCHR:

    "United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is …returning thousands of refugees to Sri Lanka and winding down some operations in that country.

    Citing improving conditions since the end of the civil war in May 2009, the UNHCR … had helped 852 Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India in the first six months of 2010. That six month tally surpasses the 823 people the UN agency assisted in returning home in all of 2009. The agency also reported than 1,000 refugees returned to Sri Lanka from India on their own."

    "In eastern Sri Lanka the UNHCR announced in June that it would begin winding down operations aimed at assisting people that were living in camps inside Sri Lanka. The largest camp at the close of the war, the Menik Farm camp, held 228,000 people, now the UN agency only claims 35,000 residents." http://tinyurl.com/33hvocc

    But Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald says: ..".. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka."

    Would the UNHCR be assisting the returning Tamil civilians if they were at risk of being "attacked by Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys", as alleged by Tamilnut? 🙂
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Jim, we beg you to end this confusion. Who's being 'economical with the truth'?

    Anyway, Canada has at least two more shiploads of pro-LTTE fake refugees to look after in the coming months. Thank you again, Canadian citizens, for spending your hard-earned tax dollars on these fake refugees!

  259. The way things are happening in the post war period indicate that it was a war of conquest in which the victors are sharing the spoils of war while the people of the land are displaced as refugees.

    Thus the victors including the local(GOSL) and foreign partners of war including India are getting maximum benefits with very little cost as they are getting the lands and resources free.

    The local people of the land have lost everything they had and begging as refugees bearing only cost.

    Nobody seems to care about them and if anybody speaks for them, they will be branded as terrorists.

    The Lessons Learnt commission is hood winking and carrying on GOSL propaganda.

    Ban ki Moon's advisory Expert Panel is promoting Global silence.

    The Tamil People should have their own commission of Inquiry to inform the world about what is happening to the people of the land.

  260. Rip Van Winkle

    Just when I think you can’t say anything dumber you prove me well wrong.

    Wait a minute !! 🙁

    I’m only allowed to post on one website ??

    Fat chance !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Well, I can post on as many websites as I like !!

  261. The Sinhalese only sold their liberty to the foreign partners ( China, Pakistan …) of war to deprive Tamils of their Liberty and their lands.

    The Sinhalese will realise their foolishness and their mahavansa mindset ONLY WHEN the foreign partners of war remind the local partner of war (Mahinda and his chauvinist gang) that the Tamil lands are not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    By the time it may be too late and the only option will be NIRVANA.

  262. Arunan Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I’m only allowed to post on one website ??

    You Donkey !!!!

    Indeed you can write on may posts – I was talking of the content !!!

    Let me re-cap !

    I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chavunists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and havent done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civlil society in Canada.

    Canadians such as Premier Bob Rae, John Tory and Ms. Louise Arbour are I know Sri Lanka gov. wanted/wants to uproot Tamils dead or alive, particularly from the areas in North and East and it is not exactly with a parallel with conflicts of other countries.

    Time and time again Sinhala chauvinists have argued of Tamils living in Colombo etc. and haven’t done much in terms of how the conflict is looked at by informed politicians members of the civil society in Canada.

    Do you see any similarity ????? I still can’t understand the content of the post – May be you could have written it down than copy and paste since you sound a person who can converse !!

  263. JIM MD

    I am still awaiting an answer to the following post of mine from you !

    Rip van Winkle Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    It is fascinating to see the following statement from the Gon Jim MD.

    “”The 17 were local staff of the French aid agency Action contre la Faim (ACF) (Action Against Hunger). In August 2006, they were executed in the town of Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka, after an intense phase of fighting between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels.””

    It says “Executed” after the “Fighting Between” Tiger Rebels (I don’t use Tamil Tigers as they also had members from other ethnic groups with them too).

    Jim – Please Explain – Were these people taken to custody and executed by the SL forces or did they get caught in the cross fire and die?

    If so the word “execution” sound quite out of context !!

  264. Amnesty Canada wants to save the Pink Tigers

    http://www.amnesty.ca/blog_post.php?id=1928

    Gloria Nafziger of AI Canada includes the standard whine from David Poop-in-Pants of the ‘Canadian Tamil Congress’ about the genuineness of the fake refugees, but nothing from the SL govt about why the fake refugess flew to Thailand to start the Eelam Cruise to Canada.

    “In recently published guidelines on Sri Lankan refugee claims, the UN Refugee Agency notes that groups potentially at risk of persecution in Sri Lanka include journalists, human rights activists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and persons suspected of having links with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers).”

    The fragrant Gloria now wants to save the LTTE’s famous ‘Pink Tiger’ brigades from arrest. I always thought that the ‘Pink Tigers’ were a figment of the imagination of tamilnet.tv comedy writers. Not so!

    Note how Gloria & the UNCHR now conflate gay activists as being under threat. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’d helped the LTTE (with their er.. bombings & murders), you’re quite correctly under threat of arrest. (Except for KP, who’s helping the SL govt with their enquiries 🙂

    Is no-one in Sri Lanka safe? Perhaps the whole of Sri Lanka should get into leaky boats for head for Canada?

    p.s. A special gift to AI. “The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship” by Globe & Mailexplaining how the fake refugees managed their journey from Thailand to Canada. Impressive, no?

    http://tinyurl.com/25lz8wg

  265. The torment of the Tamils – a short history

    -1505 -1658: Portuguese held the island

    -1658 – 1796: Dutch usurped control

    -1796: the British took over

    -In 1799 June, Sir Hugh Cleghorn, the first British Colonial Secretary wrote to the British Government…
    Two different nations from a very ancient period have divided between them the possession of the Island. First the Sinhalese, inhabiting the interior of the country in its Southern and Western parts, and secondly the Malabars (Tamils) who possess the Northern and Eastern Districts. These two nations differ entirely in their religion, language and manners.

    -1803 The last Tamil kingdom (vanni area) was taken by British colonial. The King Pandaravannian was killed by CPT. Reberk ( I have evident)

    -Portuguese and Dutch ruled the Tamil and Sinhala Kingdoms separately, but, the British artificially joined them for their administrative convenience only in 1833.
    -On Feb. 4, 1948 – British left the Island leaving it as one country, CEYLON, leaving political power in the hands of the ‘majority’ Sinhalese.

    -1948 – 1 million Tamils declared as non-citizens
    -1949 – Sinhalese colonization in traditional Tamil homeland
    -1956 – Sinhala made sole official language of the country
    Tamil Political Leaders protested against the “Sinhala only Act”, in front of the parliament (5 June 1956)
    Sinhalese assaulted the picketers and the attack spread the whole island.
    -1970 –“ethnic standardization” slashes university admission to Tamils –same entrance exam, but Tamils need to score 30% more
    -1972 – New constitution without Tamils participation –Unilateral name change from Ceylon to Sri Lanka –Declaration of Srilanka as a republic –Buddhism made state religion
    -1977 – Prevention of Terrorism Act •State-sponsored anti-Tamil violence in 1956, 1958, 1961, 1974
    –1977 Election: Tamils ratify the call for independence by 82% popular vote

  266. EDE

    What kind of journalist are you ?

    The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship” – is full of inaccuracies and innuendoes.

    Some gossip exchanged in a seedy café …

    Some lies were told in an apartment building or in the port.

    These big criminals are buying the old cargo ship ..etc., etc.,

    So much twaddle. ……. 🙁

    But for you – a tabloid low life or poop gatherer – the garbage is presented as fact

  267. @ Krishna:

    I’m NOT a journalist! I’m just alerting our Eelamist crowd & AI on an article which gives a pretty good explanation of how the fake refugees flew into Thailand and then took a boat with Eelam Cruises. Please feel free to point out any factual inaccuracies in that article, if you can.

    Here’s a simple question: how did penniless ‘refugees’ manage to fund the $50,000 per seat voyage?

    Perhaps they used some of the funds so eagerly given by the LTTE diaspora for military supplies? 🙂 If you had given funds to the LTTE, no doubt you’re delighted that its being well spent.

    I leave ‘poop gathering’ to our expert in all matters scatological, David Poop-in-Pants of the ‘Canadian Tamil Congress’.

  268. Gangs of thieves from South invade Jaffna
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32472
    Jaffna district Superintendent of Police (SP), Neville Pathmadeva, said that gangs of thieves and robbers had infiltrated into Jaffna peninsula from the Southern parts of Sri Lanka with the motive of stealing and robing during the Hindu temple annual festival season which has begun in Jaffna peninsula according to information received by him, in a press meet he held in Jaffna town Sunday. Meanwhile, local NGOs circles said that deserters from Sri Lanka Army (SLA) are the key persons in these gangs who befriend the SLA soldiers located in Jaffna peninsula to get information and particulars from them to rob houses in the peninsula.

  269. The head of the Law and Trust Society painted a bleak picture of the resettlement challenges IDPs face. While some IDPs have returned home and found their homes intact, many are forced to live in tents where their destroyed houses once stood.

    Many do not have the funds to rebuild since the government is not providing compensation for their lost property nor do they have the income to rebuild. Even when they have funds, many have lost their land and housing deeds, thwarting their ability to claim land that is rightfully theirs.

  270. The Rajapaksa regime has lately been hit with charges of corruption as the president and his brothers have centralized their power to an unprecedented level — holding positions of president, commander and chief of armed forces, defense secretary, senior presidential advisor, and cabinet minister of ports and aviation. Various sources estimate that 70 percent of the country’s budget is controlled by one of the brothers.

    Furthermore, Rajapaksa’s plans for reconciliation in the country are minimal.
    A continued Rajapaksa regime could mean a continued denial of war crimes, while crushing dissenting voices, which has reportedly included the disappearances, kidnappings and deaths of dozens of journalists.

  271. Who’s telling the truth about the fake Tamil refugees? Amnesty Int’l or the UNCHR?

    From the UNCHR:

    “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is …returning thousands of refugees to Sri Lanka and winding down some operations in that country.

    Citing improving conditions since the end of the civil war in May 2009, the UNHCR … had helped 852 Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India in the first six months of 2010. That six month tally surpasses the 823 people the UN agency assisted in returning home in all of 2009. The agency also reported than 1,000 refugees returned to Sri Lanka from India on their own.”

    “In eastern Sri Lanka the UNHCR announced in June that it would begin winding down operations aimed at assisting people that were living in camps inside Sri Lanka. The largest camp at the close of the war, the Menik Farm camp, held 228,000 people, now the UN agency only claims 35,000 residents.” http://tinyurl.com/33hvocc

    But Jim (Cluster Bomb) McDonald says: ..”.. the asylum-seekers could be at risk of harm if returned to Sri Lanka.”

    Would the UNHCR be assisting the returning Tamil civilians if they were at risk of being “attacked by Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys”, as alleged by Tamilnut? 🙂

    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32363

    Jim, we beg you to end this confusion. Who’s being ‘economical with the truth’?

    Anyway, Canada has at least two more shiploads of pro-LTTE fake refugees to look after in the coming months. Thank you again, Canadian citizens, for spending your hard-earned tax dollars on these fake refugees!

  272. The way things are happening in the post war period indicate that it was a war of conquest in which the victors are sharing the spoils of war while the people of the land are displaced as refugees.

    Thus the victors including the local(GOSL) and foreign partners of war including India are getting maximum benefits with very little cost as they are getting the lands and resources free.

    The local people of the land have lost everything they had and begging as refugees bearing only cost.

    Nobody seems to care about them and if anybody speaks for them, they will be branded as terrorists.

    The Lessons Learnt commission is hood winking and carrying on GOSL propaganda.

    Ban ki Moon’s advisory Expert Panel is promoting Global silence.

    The Tamil People should have their own commission of Inquiry to inform the world about what is happening to the people of the land.

  273. The Sinhalese only sold their liberty to the foreign partners ( China, Pakistan …) of war to deprive Tamils of their Liberty and their lands.

    The Sinhalese will realise their foolishness and their mahavansa mindset ONLY WHEN the foreign partners of war remind the local partner of war (Mahinda and his chauvinist gang) that the Tamil lands are not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    By the time it may be too late and the only option will be NIRVANA.

  274. Resettled families in Vanni left abandoned in deserted places

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vanni has refused permission to the uprooted families of Kumaarasaamipuram and Mayilvaakanapuram in Ki’linochchi district to resettle in their lands claiming that the area is infested with landmines, sources in Ki’linochchi said. These people were brought from Vavuniyaa SLA Menik Farm camp by Sri Lanka government authorities promising resettlement in their own villages. But now they are left abandoned in deserted places without sufficient food, water, hygienic facilities and safety, the affected civilians said.

    241 families in Piraama’nankaadu school building and 60 at 12th Mile Post in Visuvamadu are left to fend for themselves, let down by Sri Lanka government authorities and humanitarian organizations.

    Kalmadu tank, the water source in the area being destroyed during war, the familes have to walk a long distance to fetch water for drinking and other purposes from other water tanks.

    SLA has divided the districts of Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu into two SLA Zones and many uprooted families brought from Vavuniyaa camps with promises of resettlement in their properties are left abandoned in many areas in Mullaitheevu SLA Zone being refused permission by SLA.

  275. Traditional Hindu temples in East destroyed, replaced with Buddhist Viharas

    "Sri Lanka government is systematically destructing Hindu temples in the Eastern Province and constructing Buddhist Viharas in their places and one cannot remain passive while the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists continue to destroy Hindu temples and appropriate the traditional Tamil lands for the occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA)," S. Yogeswaran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian for Batticaloa district said.

    "The Lingam in the Kanguveali Sivan temple in Moothoor in Trincomalee district had been demolished while Verukal Paala Murukan temple and Verukal Kalladi village Neeliyamman temple have been destroyed and Buddhist viharas are being constructed in their places," the MP said.

    "The traditional home lands and the historical places of worship of the Tamils who had been subjected to untold difficulties in the past three decades are being swallowed by Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists elements," Yogeswaran said.

    "Sri Lanka government has not taken any steps to renovate the hundreds of Hindu temples in the Tamil homeland in the East and North destroyed during the war but is engaged in colonizing the Tamils' lands with Sinhala people and in building Buddhist Viharas," he added.

    Yogeswaran extended an appeal to Temple authorities, Hindu organizations and associations to raise their voice against these acts of the Sri Lanka government.

  276. SLA extends HSZ in Ki’linochchi encroaching traditional Tamil villages

    Sri Lanka government has instructed the Government Agents of Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districts not to resettle anyone in an area of 200 acres in the adjoining traditional Tamil villages of the already declared area as the High Security Zone (HSZ) of occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in an extent of 300 acres in Ira’naimadu in Vanni, Ki’linochchi Government Secretariat sources said. The 500 acres of land encroached by SLA are to be used to colonize it with Sinhala families of SLA personnel from South and other Sinhala families, depriving the Tamil residents of the area from cultivating their paddy fields irrigated by Ira’naimadu reservoir.

    Ira’naimadu area, which has been declared as HSZ of the SLA is now the seat of the SLA Commandment in Vanni and it is in this area Sri Lanka President held his cabinet meeting recently.

    The runway of Liberation Tigers in Ira’naimadu has been developed into the military runway of Sri Lanka government.

  277. 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel

    SLA had already appropriated tradition Tamil villages from Muruka’ndi to Mullaiththeevu, east of A9 road where 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel.

    Similarly, to the west of A9 road in Kokkaavil, a housing scheme is being created for colonizing Sinala families from South in the traditional Tamil villages.

  278. Economist seized in Colombo

    "Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry"
    Sri Lanka authorities have detained the latest edition of The Economist magazine, its distributor in Colombo said.
    "We were not allowed to clear our copies of the Economist on Friday by the customs officials," Vijitha Yapa told BBC Sandeshaya.

    The magazine has carried an article on Sri Lanka's recovery after the decades of war titled "Rebuilding, but at a cost."

    "All what I know is that there is a news item in this copy on Sri Lanka; therefore it is detained," Mr. Yapa added.

    It is not the first time Sri Lanka authorities have detained the copies of the London publication.

    Earlier, the Economist was confiscated by customs authorities in Sri Lanka when it published a piece on funds allocated through NGOs for projects in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

  279. Sexual abuse of resettled women in Vanni by SLA soldiers

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers occupying Vanni continue to sexually abuse women among recently resettled civilians. Meanwhile, a journalist from Tamil Nadu who returned Friday from a visit to Vanni also said that the resettled people in Vanni had told him about SLA soldiers sexually abusing women besides intruding into their privacy under the pretext of search and checking.

    The Tamil Nadu journalist also said how he was able to see in person the difficulties and suffering the resettled people in Vanni have to undergo contrary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s publicity campaign on the success of his resettlement projects in Vanni.

    Meanwhile, the Christian priests said that women are the most victimized as most of them have to look after their families as their husbands or males in the families had been either killed in the war or taken as prisoners by SLA.

    SLA soldiers enter the temporary dwellings of these women when they go on morning patrol and sometimes create opportunities to intrude into their privacy in the name of sudden checks and.

    Young women are forced to remain in their huts as SLA soldiers harass them while going past the SLA sentry posts besides attempting to abuse them sexually.

  280. L. Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) has told Sunday Times that if foreign publications are "harmful to national security", they would be disallowed in Sri Lanka.

    The article in The Economist repotedly have refered to the manner in which land has been distributed in the east for tourism development and to build plush hotels.

    The Economist wrote:
    "The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears."

    It also quotes a soldier who complains that he is "forced to salute the likes of Vinyagamoorthy Muralithran, a former LTTE leader who is now the deputy minister of resettlement, whereas "war heroes" like the former army commander Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail".

    Mr. Yapa said the government loses a considerable amount of tax revenue as a result of continuous detention of foreign publications by the authorities.

    "And The Economist is a world renowned magazine that covers not only Sri Lanka but also many other countries. Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers of the magazine and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry," he added.

    There is no official censorship in Sri Lanka but media watchdogs and human rights groups say the climate of fear still prevails among the media workers despite constant denials of the authorities.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  281. SLA soldiers sexually harass Tamil women

    Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army are reported to be engaged in sexually harassing resettled Tamil women in the Batticaloa district, according to residents of several resettled villages. SLA soldiers camped in small sentry points located in Thikiliveddai in Ea'raavoor police division have been harassing the women.

    The SLA soldiers harass women who go to public wells for a bath and to fetch drinking water are being abused in filth by the SLA soldiers in Sinhala language.

    SLA soldiers on duty are alleged to have sexually abused a girl last February.

  282. SLA refuses permission of reopen fishing

    The fisheries societies in Vadamaraadchi protest against Sri Lanka Army (SLA) occupying Jaffna peninsula for refusing to reopen and deepen the fishing jetties in Vadamaraadchi North and East, which had been closed by SLA during war. 11,200 families living in nearly fifteen villages in Vadamaraadchi North and East depend entirely on fishing and are affected by the closure of the fishing jetties in their areas, sources in Vadamaraadchi said.

    Only thirty fishing jetties are allowed to be used by the fishermen in the above villages by SLA which has closed all the others on claims of security reasons.

    Meanwhile, SLA continues to insist fishermen in Valveddiththu’rai and Vadamaraadchi East to register at the coastal SLA sentry posts each time before going for fishing, subjecting them to unnecessary delay and inconvenience.

    More than a thousand fishing boats have to use the thirty jetties allowed causing delay and lack of space.

    Many of these fishing jetties which had been filled with stones during tsunami had been cleared of the stones and deepened by the fisher folk despite SLA restrictions. But these jetties have again been filled with stones during the recent cyclone.

  283. It would be comforting to believe Canada is immune from this creeping xenophobia. Yet we saw it after a ship arrived in B.C. earlier this month with almost 500 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka. "Victoria residents angry at arrival of Tamil refugees," brayed a Vancouver headline. In the story, Liberal MP Keith Martin said his office had been flooded with callers who were "angry because they don't want the Tamil people to be let into Canada and they don't want them drawing from our social services."

    Sound familiar? Those callers use the same fearful rhetoric — " they'll take what's ours" — that U.S. politicians employed to get their nutty anti-Hispanic laws off the ground.

    Instead of calling for a more tempered response, the Harper Conservatives have fed Canadians' fears of the unknown. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the boat contained "suspected human smugglers and terrorists." That's scary stuff, no doubt about it — and while there may be a degree of truth in those comments, it's far from the whole story.

    The migrants came from Sri Lanka, a country reeling from the Tamil
    war. According to Amnesty International the Sri Lankan government broke international humanitarian law throughout. Tamil people living in Sri Lanka still face "enforced disappearances" and torture. Human rights advocates and journalists are "killed, assaulted, threatened and jailed."

    Anti-immigrant types hate to be reminded that white North Americans are either immigrants, or descended from immigrants. It makes their hysterical arguments look ridiculous. But go back far enough and we're all outsiders. This fact, not xenophobia, should guide Canada as we face the complex challenge of handling modern asylum seekers

  284. Economist seized in Colombo

    "Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry"
    Sri Lanka authorities have detained the latest edition of The Economist magazine, its distributor in Colombo said.
    "We were not allowed to clear our copies of the Economist on Friday by the customs officials," Vijitha Yapa told BBC Sandeshaya.

    The magazine has carried an article on Sri Lanka's recovery after the decades of war titled "Rebuilding, but at a cost."

    "All what I know is that there is a news item in this copy on Sri Lanka; therefore it is detained," Mr. Yapa added.

    It is not the first time Sri Lanka authorities have detained the copies of the London publication.

    Earlier, the Economist was confiscated by customs authorities in Sri Lanka when it published a piece on funds allocated through NGOs for projects in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

  285. Economist seized in Colombo

    "Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry"
    Sri Lanka authorities have detained the latest edition of The Economist magazine, its distributor in Colombo said.
    "We were not allowed to clear our copies of the Economist on Friday by the customs officials," Vijitha Yapa told BBC Sandeshaya.

    The magazine has carried an article on Sri Lanka's recovery after the decades of war titled "Rebuilding, but at a cost."

    "All what I know is that there is a news item in this copy on Sri Lanka; therefore it is detained," Mr. Yapa added.

    It is not the first time Sri Lanka authorities have detained the copies of the London publication.

    Earlier, the Economist was confiscated by customs authorities in Sri Lanka when it published a piece on funds allocated through NGOs for projects in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/1

  286. L. Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) has told Sunday Times that if foreign publications are "harmful to national security", they would be disallowed in Sri Lanka.

    The article in The Economist repotedly have refered to the manner in which land has been distributed in the east for tourism development and to build plush hotels.

    The Economist wrote:
    "The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears."

    It also quotes a soldier who complains that he is "forced to salute the likes of Vinyagamoorthy Muralithran, a former LTTE leader who is now the deputy minister of resettlement, whereas "war heroes" like the former army commander Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail".

    Mr. Yapa said the government loses a considerable amount of tax revenue as a result of continuous detention of foreign publications by the authorities.

    "And The Economist is a world renowned magazine that covers not only Sri Lanka but also many other countries. Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers of the magazine and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry," he added.

    There is no official censorship in Sri Lanka but media watchdogs and human rights groups say the climate of fear still prevails among the media workers despite constant denials of the authorities.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  287. L. Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) has told Sunday Times that if foreign publications are "harmful to national security", they would be disallowed in Sri Lanka.

    The article in The Economist repotedly have refered to the manner in which land has been distributed in the east for tourism development and to build plush hotels.

    The Economist wrote:
    "The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears."

    It also quotes a soldier who complains that he is "forced to salute the likes of Vinyagamoorthy Muralithran, a former LTTE leader who is now the deputy minister of resettlement, whereas "war heroes" like the former army commander Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail".

    Mr. Yapa said the government loses a considerable amount of tax revenue as a result of continuous detention of foreign publications by the authorities.

    "And The Economist is a world renowned magazine that covers not only Sri Lanka but also many other countries. Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers of the magazine and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry," he added.

    There is no official censorship in Sri Lanka but media watchdogs and human rights groups say the climate of fear still prevails among the media workers despite constant denials of the authorities.
    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  288. Sivasri Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    The Sinhalese only sold their liberty to the foreign partners ( China, Pakistan …) of war to deprive Tamils of their Liberty and their lands.

    Hello there Ape !!

    Is it similar to you licking the boots and rectums of your white masters of the west ??? Can you please give me the similarity of getting a loan to build infrastructure to getting paid to carry shit buckets pls ??

    Tamil lands are not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    U mean to say Hamba doesn't have Enough Tamils ? Word Hamba came from Muslims and there are lot of Muslims in Hamba. If you are referring to the port – wait for few more years and see…

  289. Ethnic conflict was heightened with Sinhala Only Act in 1956 with a view of accelerating government sponsored Sinhala settlements in the East and North where Tamil speaking communities live.

    Citizenship Act of 1949 was the beginning of marginalisation of minorities. Under the cover of High Security Zones even after more than one year of end of the war Tamil homes and lands are occupied by Sinhala speaking Sri Lankan security forces to ensure new Sinhalese settlements are continued and protected.

    Several committees were appointed throughout the regime of Rajapakse brothers only to silence the outcry of minority leaders or NGOs against human rights abuses or finding a solution to the conflict or placate international community without any effect or result only to dissolve or conceal their supposedly handed over reports away from publication.

    Two well known examples are the IIGEP to oversee the mode of operation of the commission on investigation of high profile human rights abuses and so-called APRC to find a solution to the ethnic problem.

  290. Rip

    Do you have lack of discernible intellect?

    I meant that for your Chinese Colonial Masters the Tamil lands will be not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    I understand the Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka.

    I understand it perfectly. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    The Chinese, as agents of least morality and anxious arms dealers are happy to walk in and plant root in Sri Lanka while the crooked royal family sell the farm our from under everyone else.

    I'll wager that in few months Sri Lanka will be in turmoil again as the lack of concerned policy by the MR led kleptocracy will leave fewer and fewer regular folks able to feed, cloth and educate their children.

  291. Pancharatnam Says:

    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel
    ——————————————

    The traditional Tamil villages from Muruka’ndi to Mullaiththeevu destroyed and the native Tamils thrown out from their homes and 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel there ?

    This is an ethnic cleansing – pure and simple !!

  292. Resettled families in Vanni left abandoned in deserted places

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vanni has refused permission to the uprooted families of Kumaarasaamipuram and Mayilvaakanapuram in Ki’linochchi district to resettle in their lands claiming that the area is infested with landmines, sources in Ki’linochchi said. These people were brought from Vavuniyaa SLA Menik Farm camp by Sri Lanka government authorities promising resettlement in their own villages. But now they are left abandoned in deserted places without sufficient food, water, hygienic facilities and safety, the affected civilians said.

    241 families in Piraama’nankaadu school building and 60 at 12th Mile Post in Visuvamadu are left to fend for themselves, let down by Sri Lanka government authorities and humanitarian organizations.

    Kalmadu tank, the water source in the area being destroyed during war, the familes have to walk a long distance to fetch water for drinking and other purposes from other water tanks.

    SLA has divided the districts of Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu into two SLA Zones and many uprooted families brought from Vavuniyaa camps with promises of resettlement in their properties are left abandoned in many areas in Mullaitheevu SLA Zone being refused permission by SLA.

  293. Traditional Hindu temples in East destroyed, replaced with Buddhist Viharas

    “Sri Lanka government is systematically destructing Hindu temples in the Eastern Province and constructing Buddhist Viharas in their places and one cannot remain passive while the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists continue to destroy Hindu temples and appropriate the traditional Tamil lands for the occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA),” S. Yogeswaran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian for Batticaloa district said.

    “The Lingam in the Kanguveali Sivan temple in Moothoor in Trincomalee district had been demolished while Verukal Paala Murukan temple and Verukal Kalladi village Neeliyamman temple have been destroyed and Buddhist viharas are being constructed in their places,” the MP said.

    “The traditional home lands and the historical places of worship of the Tamils who had been subjected to untold difficulties in the past three decades are being swallowed by Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists elements,” Yogeswaran said.

    “Sri Lanka government has not taken any steps to renovate the hundreds of Hindu temples in the Tamil homeland in the East and North destroyed during the war but is engaged in colonizing the Tamils’ lands with Sinhala people and in building Buddhist Viharas,” he added.

    Yogeswaran extended an appeal to Temple authorities, Hindu organizations and associations to raise their voice against these acts of the Sri Lanka government.

  294. SLA extends HSZ in Ki’linochchi encroaching traditional Tamil villages

    Sri Lanka government has instructed the Government Agents of Ki’linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districts not to resettle anyone in an area of 200 acres in the adjoining traditional Tamil villages of the already declared area as the High Security Zone (HSZ) of occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in an extent of 300 acres in Ira’naimadu in Vanni, Ki’linochchi Government Secretariat sources said. The 500 acres of land encroached by SLA are to be used to colonize it with Sinhala families of SLA personnel from South and other Sinhala families, depriving the Tamil residents of the area from cultivating their paddy fields irrigated by Ira’naimadu reservoir.

    Ira’naimadu area, which has been declared as HSZ of the SLA is now the seat of the SLA Commandment in Vanni and it is in this area Sri Lanka President held his cabinet meeting recently.

    The runway of Liberation Tigers in Ira’naimadu has been developed into the military runway of Sri Lanka government.

  295. 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel

    SLA had already appropriated tradition Tamil villages from Muruka’ndi to Mullaiththeevu, east of A9 road where 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel.

    Similarly, to the west of A9 road in Kokkaavil, a housing scheme is being created for colonizing Sinala families from South in the traditional Tamil villages.

  296. Sexual abuse of resettled women in Vanni by SLA soldiers

    Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers occupying Vanni continue to sexually abuse women among recently resettled civilians. Meanwhile, a journalist from Tamil Nadu who returned Friday from a visit to Vanni also said that the resettled people in Vanni had told him about SLA soldiers sexually abusing women besides intruding into their privacy under the pretext of search and checking.

    The Tamil Nadu journalist also said how he was able to see in person the difficulties and suffering the resettled people in Vanni have to undergo contrary to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s publicity campaign on the success of his resettlement projects in Vanni.

    Meanwhile, the Christian priests said that women are the most victimized as most of them have to look after their families as their husbands or males in the families had been either killed in the war or taken as prisoners by SLA.

    SLA soldiers enter the temporary dwellings of these women when they go on morning patrol and sometimes create opportunities to intrude into their privacy in the name of sudden checks and.

    Young women are forced to remain in their huts as SLA soldiers harass them while going past the SLA sentry posts besides attempting to abuse them sexually.

  297. SLA soldiers sexually harass Tamil women

    Soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army are reported to be engaged in sexually harassing resettled Tamil women in the Batticaloa district, according to residents of several resettled villages. SLA soldiers camped in small sentry points located in Thikiliveddai in Ea’raavoor police division have been harassing the women.

    The SLA soldiers harass women who go to public wells for a bath and to fetch drinking water are being abused in filth by the SLA soldiers in Sinhala language.

    SLA soldiers on duty are alleged to have sexually abused a girl last February.

  298. SLA refuses permission of reopen fishing

    The fisheries societies in Vadamaraadchi protest against Sri Lanka Army (SLA) occupying Jaffna peninsula for refusing to reopen and deepen the fishing jetties in Vadamaraadchi North and East, which had been closed by SLA during war. 11,200 families living in nearly fifteen villages in Vadamaraadchi North and East depend entirely on fishing and are affected by the closure of the fishing jetties in their areas, sources in Vadamaraadchi said.

    Only thirty fishing jetties are allowed to be used by the fishermen in the above villages by SLA which has closed all the others on claims of security reasons.

    Meanwhile, SLA continues to insist fishermen in Valveddiththu’rai and Vadamaraadchi East to register at the coastal SLA sentry posts each time before going for fishing, subjecting them to unnecessary delay and inconvenience.

    More than a thousand fishing boats have to use the thirty jetties allowed causing delay and lack of space.

    Many of these fishing jetties which had been filled with stones during tsunami had been cleared of the stones and deepened by the fisher folk despite SLA restrictions. But these jetties have again been filled with stones during the recent cyclone.

  299. It would be comforting to believe Canada is immune from this creeping xenophobia. Yet we saw it after a ship arrived in B.C. earlier this month with almost 500 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka. “Victoria residents angry at arrival of Tamil refugees,” brayed a Vancouver headline. In the story, Liberal MP Keith Martin said his office had been flooded with callers who were “angry because they don’t want the Tamil people to be let into Canada and they don’t want them drawing from our social services.”

    Sound familiar? Those callers use the same fearful rhetoric — ” they’ll take what’s ours” — that U.S. politicians employed to get their nutty anti-Hispanic laws off the ground.

    Instead of calling for a more tempered response, the Harper Conservatives have fed Canadians’ fears of the unknown. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the boat contained “suspected human smugglers and terrorists.” That’s scary stuff, no doubt about it — and while there may be a degree of truth in those comments, it’s far from the whole story.

    The migrants came from Sri Lanka, a country reeling from the Tamil
    war. According to Amnesty International the Sri Lankan government broke international humanitarian law throughout. Tamil people living in Sri Lanka still face “enforced disappearances” and torture. Human rights advocates and journalists are “killed, assaulted, threatened and jailed.”

    Anti-immigrant types hate to be reminded that white North Americans are either immigrants, or descended from immigrants. It makes their hysterical arguments look ridiculous. But go back far enough and we’re all outsiders. This fact, not xenophobia, should guide Canada as we face the complex challenge of handling modern asylum seekers

  300. SLA soldiers had set fire to the historic Tho'ndaimaanaa'ru Sellach Channithi Murukan temple located to west of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone in Valikaamam North, Jaffna

    The fire of the properties of the temple worth millions of rupees.

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    The ancient Sellach Chanithi temple in Jaffna district was first destroyed by the Portuguese in 16th century B.C.

    It was renovated during the Dutch period, according historian late Mr. Kula Sabanathan’s research book “ Thondamanaru Temple History.”

  301. 1,500+ Tamil youths arrested from IDP camps last week

    While this tactic of linking the refugees to the LTTE might work within Sri Lanka, it will not work so well out of Sri Lanka, where those adjudicating these claims and counter claims are not under Sri Lankan government influence.

    Further, government spokespersons have said that they were arresting LTTE suspects at a high rate in the IDP camps in Sri Lanka, numbering no less than 1,500 in recent weeks.

    Such statements can be shown by the fleeing Sri Lankan refugees to be evidence of the dangers that await them should they be returned to Sri Lanka as they too may be considered to the Tiger operatives and imprisoned.

    In a similar incident in October 2009, 76 Tamil refugees arrived on a ship to Canada where they were held but eventually released after none were determined to belong to the LTTE.

  302. Economist seized in Colombo

    “Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry”
    Sri Lanka authorities have detained the latest edition of The Economist magazine, its distributor in Colombo said.
    “We were not allowed to clear our copies of the Economist on Friday by the customs officials,” Vijitha Yapa told BBC Sandeshaya.

    The magazine has carried an article on Sri Lanka’s recovery after the decades of war titled “Rebuilding, but at a cost.”

    “All what I know is that there is a news item in this copy on Sri Lanka; therefore it is detained,” Mr. Yapa added.

    It is not the first time Sri Lanka authorities have detained the copies of the London publication.

    Earlier, the Economist was confiscated by customs authorities in Sri Lanka when it published a piece on funds allocated through NGOs for projects in Sri Lanka.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2010/08/100822_economist_ban.shtml

  303. L. Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) has told Sunday Times that if foreign publications are “harmful to national security”, they would be disallowed in Sri Lanka.

    The article in The Economist repotedly have refered to the manner in which land has been distributed in the east for tourism development and to build plush hotels.

    The Economist wrote:
    “The authorities say that land will be dished out through open tenders. But local leaders fear plots will instead be handed to henchmen of the president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, most of whom come from the Sinhala-dominated south. Demands for preferential treatment for the inhabitants of Trincomalee, whether Tamil, Sinhala or Muslim, may fall on deaf ears.”

    It also quotes a soldier who complains that he is “forced to salute the likes of Vinyagamoorthy Muralithran, a former LTTE leader who is now the deputy minister of resettlement, whereas “war heroes” like the former army commander Sarath Fonseka, languish in jail”.

    Mr. Yapa said the government loses a considerable amount of tax revenue as a result of continuous detention of foreign publications by the authorities.

    “And The Economist is a world renowned magazine that covers not only Sri Lanka but also many other countries. Business community and the tourists are among the major buyers of the magazine and we also distribute it to airlines and to the hotel industry,” he added.

    There is no official censorship in Sri Lanka but media watchdogs and human rights groups say the climate of fear still prevails among the media workers despite constant denials of the authorities.

    http://www.uktamilnews.com/

  304. Sivasri Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    The Sinhalese only sold their liberty to the foreign partners ( China, Pakistan …) of war to deprive Tamils of their Liberty and their lands.

    Hello there Ape !!

    Is it similar to you licking the boots and rectums of your white masters of the west ??? Can you please give me the similarity of getting a loan to build infrastructure to getting paid to carry shit buckets pls ??

    Tamil lands are not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    U mean to say Hamba doesn’t have Enough Tamils ? Word Hamba came from Muslims and there are lot of Muslims in Hamba. If you are referring to the port – wait for few more years and see…

  305. Mathavan Says:

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:22 am
    SLA soldiers had set fire to the historic Tho’ndaimaanaa’ru Sellach Channithi Murukan temple located to west of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone in Valikaamam North, Jaffna

    The fire of the properties of the temple worth millions of rupees.

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    The ancient Sellach Chanithi temple in Jaffna district was first destroyed by the Portuguese in 16th century B.C.

    It was renovated during the Dutch period, according historian late Mr. Kula Sabanathan’s research book “ Thondamanaru Temple History.”
    —————————————-
    Did Sri Lanka Army ever compensated the Hindu temple for burning it down ?

  306. Ethnic conflict was heightened with Sinhala Only Act in 1956 with a view of accelerating government sponsored Sinhala settlements in the East and North where Tamil speaking communities live.

    Citizenship Act of 1949 was the beginning of marginalisation of minorities. Under the cover of High Security Zones even after more than one year of end of the war Tamil homes and lands are occupied by Sinhala speaking Sri Lankan security forces to ensure new Sinhalese settlements are continued and protected.

    Several committees were appointed throughout the regime of Rajapakse brothers only to silence the outcry of minority leaders or NGOs against human rights abuses or finding a solution to the conflict or placate international community without any effect or result only to dissolve or conceal their supposedly handed over reports away from publication.

    Two well known examples are the IIGEP to oversee the mode of operation of the commission on investigation of high profile human rights abuses and so-called APRC to find a solution to the ethnic problem.

  307. Rip

    Do you have lack of discernible intellect?

    I meant that for your Chinese Colonial Masters the Tamil lands will be not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    I understand the Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka.

    I understand it perfectly. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    The Chinese, as agents of least morality and anxious arms dealers are happy to walk in and plant root in Sri Lanka while the crooked royal family sell the farm our from under everyone else.

    I’ll wager that in few months Sri Lanka will be in turmoil again as the lack of concerned policy by the MR led kleptocracy will leave fewer and fewer regular folks able to feed, cloth and educate their children.

  308. Pancharatnam Says:

    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel
    ——————————————

    The traditional Tamil villages from Muruka’ndi to Mullaiththeevu destroyed and the native Tamils thrown out from their homes and 12,000 houses are being constructed for the families of SLA personnel there ?

    This is an ethnic cleansing – pure and simple !!

  309. Media Freedom, The Island and The Economist

    See, this was a dumb move by the SL authorities to ban the Economist. Especially when the SL newspaper, "The Island" on 21-August printed the entire 'censored' story from 'The Economist'.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xz6fsw

    See how dumb Eelamists are in not telling us how a local newspaper got around dumb SL govt censorship?

    On another matter, are you pro-Eelam crowd suffering from some sort of new sexual fetish, printing unproven allegations of sexual misconduct in Sri Lanka?

    And finally today's Eelam Joke is from 'Tamilnut', which says:
    "TamilNet was never funded by the LTTE. It was also never controlled by the LTTE." 🙂 🙂 🙂

  310. SLA soldiers had set fire to the historic Tho’ndaimaanaa’ru Sellach Channithi Murukan temple located to west of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone in Valikaamam North, Jaffna

    The fire of the properties of the temple worth millions of rupees.

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    The ancient Sellach Chanithi temple in Jaffna district was first destroyed by the Portuguese in 16th century B.C.

    It was renovated during the Dutch period, according historian late Mr. Kula Sabanathan’s research book “ Thondamanaru Temple History.”

  311. 1,500+ Tamil youths arrested from IDP camps last week

    While this tactic of linking the refugees to the LTTE might work within Sri Lanka, it will not work so well out of Sri Lanka, where those adjudicating these claims and counter claims are not under Sri Lankan government influence.

    Further, government spokespersons have said that they were arresting LTTE suspects at a high rate in the IDP camps in Sri Lanka, numbering no less than 1,500 in recent weeks.

    Such statements can be shown by the fleeing Sri Lankan refugees to be evidence of the dangers that await them should they be returned to Sri Lanka as they too may be considered to the Tiger operatives and imprisoned.

    In a similar incident in October 2009, 76 Tamil refugees arrived on a ship to Canada where they were held but eventually released after none were determined to belong to the LTTE.

  312. Mathavan Says:

    August 24th, 2010 at 3:22 am
    SLA soldiers had set fire to the historic Tho’ndaimaanaa’ru Sellach Channithi Murukan temple located to west of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone in Valikaamam North, Jaffna

    The fire of the properties of the temple worth millions of rupees.

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    The ancient Sellach Chanithi temple in Jaffna district was first destroyed by the Portuguese in 16th century B.C.

    It was renovated during the Dutch period, according historian late Mr. Kula Sabanathan’s research book “ Thondamanaru Temple History.”
    —————————————-
    Did Sri Lanka Army ever compensated the Hindu temple for burning it down ?

  313. Media Freedom, The Island and The Economist

    See, this was a dumb move by the SL authorities to ban the Economist. Especially when the SL newspaper, "The Island" on 21-August printed the entire 'censored' story from 'The Economist'.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xz6fsw

    See how dumb Eelamists are in not telling us how a local newspaper got around dumb SL govt censorship?

    On another matter, are you pro-Eelam crowd suffering from some sort of new sexual fetish, printing unproven allegations of sexual misconduct in Sri Lanka?

    And finally today's Eelam Joke is from 'Tamilnut', which says:
    "TamilNet was never funded by the LTTE. It was also never controlled by the LTTE." 🙂 🙂 🙂

  314. Media Freedom, The Island and The Economist

    See, this was a dumb move by the SL authorities to ban the Economist. Especially when the SL newspaper, "The Island" on 21-August printed the entire 'censored' story from 'The Economist'.
    http://tinyurl.com/3xz6fsw

    See how dumb Eelamists are in not telling us how a local newspaper got around dumb SL govt censorship?

    On another matter, are you pro-Eelam crowd suffering from some sort of new sexual fetish, printing unproven allegations of sexual misconduct in Sri Lanka?

    And finally today's Eelam Joke is from 'Tamilnut', which says:
    "TamilNet was never funded by the LTTE. It was also never controlled by the LTTE." 🙂 🙂 🙂

  315. Sri Lanka’s disturbing actions met by ‘deafening global silence’ http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-
    No real progress on reconciliation
    Persecution of critics is ‘terrifying’
    See quotes from Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson below

    SRI LANKA: Exceptional collapse in the policing system of Sri Lanka revealed by the assault of MPs inside a police station http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

  316. Sri Lanka’s disturbing actions met by ‘deafening global silence’ http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-
    No real progress on reconciliation
    Persecution of critics is ‘terrifying’
    See quotes from Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson below

    SRI LANKA: Exceptional collapse in the policing system of Sri Lanka revealed by the assault of MPs inside a police station http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

  317. Sri Lanka’s disturbing actions met by ‘deafening global silence’ http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-
    No real progress on reconciliation
    Persecution of critics is ‘terrifying’
    See quotes from Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson below

    SRI LANKA: Exceptional collapse in the policing system of Sri Lanka revealed by the assault of MPs inside a police station http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10

  318. Sivasri Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Do you have lack of discernible intellect?

    Yes – with what you had written before,most certainly – that's why I asked whether it was the Chinese you were talking of as your previous post was not clear and gave 2-3 meanings.

    I meant that for your Chinese Colonial Masters the Tamil lands will be not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    Well, it is you who are delusional about your land and my land and my grandmother's land. As far as we are concerned, this land is for all ye peaceful people and not for terrorists.

    As far as the "Chinese Colonial Masters" want to live here they def can within our legislation and judiciary.

    Somewhat similar to you living in Canada and Europe under your white masters. The only difference will be that we will not be washing their Asses for a living, but getting their money and efforts to build our nation :)!

    It also spreads to others who help us – Including USA who recently loaned some millions of Dollars. Then Iran, Russia, India – we will get support of any person who comes with the good motive of helping us and they can live where ever they want to as long as they obey our judiciary. Hope I answered you right this time.

  319. Mathavan Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    There is a huge contradiction in your statement when you say the Temple was restored recently and then say it was set on fire.

    The GOSL is renovating many hindu temples in the north which were used by the Apes of LTTE as bunkers and stores of ammunition. It is quite contradicting and stupid for you to also say that the SLA is destroying them – Why should we spend millions to renovate if we want to set it on fire ??? We don't celebrate Halloween in that sense to set things on fire for the fun of it…

  320. Krishna Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:13 am

    EDE

    What kind of journalist are you ?

    The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship” – is full of inaccuracies and innuendoes.Some gossip exchanged in a seedy café …Some lies were told in an apartment building or in the port. These big criminals are buying the old cargo ship ..etc., etc., So much twaddle. ……. 🙁

    But for you – a tabloid low life or poop gatherer – the garbage is presented as fact

    I totally agree with your post Machan Krisna!!

    Just realized that only Tamilnet and other pro-LTTE articles are the only true articles to be written on this earth – All others are Bullshit ha ??

    After all, this article was written by a Thai jernolist. I mean, What the Father does he know about what's happening in Thailand, He should go to Canada or Europe to know what's happening in Thailand !! Idiots !!!

  321. The Sri Lankan government’s clampdown on domestic critics and its disdain for human rights deserves a far tougher response according to The Elders. While welcoming the end of the decades-long civil war, the Elders say that meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka is still desperately needed. They describe the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights, good governance and accountability as a ‘deafening global silence’ that may encourage other states to act in a similar way.

    The Elders have been following events in Sri Lanka closely since the last months of the civil war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. They have contacted the government of Sri Lanka and officials around the world to express their concerns about alleged violations of international humanitarian law and the need for actions that promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in the country. The Elders have noted some positive change since the end of the war, including greater economic activity in the north, and the return of some 260,000 displaced people to their home districts.

    However, these signs of progress are tainted by intolerance of debate or dissent and a culture of impunity that protects those close to the government. The Elders now believe that the Sri Lankan government’s domestic conduct, as well as its recent unacceptable treatment of the United Nations in Sri Lanka warrants a firm, public response from its most influential friends – particularly China, India, Japan and the United States as well as the non-aligned group of countries.

    Only the European Union has taken any direct action by suspending Sri Lanka’s preferential trading access (GSP Plus scheme) for its failure to respect its international human rights obligations.
    http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-

  322. The Sri Lankan government’s clampdown on domestic critics and its disdain for human rights deserves a far tougher response according to The Elders. While welcoming the end of the decades-long civil war, the Elders say that meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka is still desperately needed. They describe the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights, good governance and accountability as a ‘deafening global silence’ that may encourage other states to act in a similar way.

    The Elders have been following events in Sri Lanka closely since the last months of the civil war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. They have contacted the government of Sri Lanka and officials around the world to express their concerns about alleged violations of international humanitarian law and the need for actions that promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in the country. The Elders have noted some positive change since the end of the war, including greater economic activity in the north, and the return of some 260,000 displaced people to their home districts.

    However, these signs of progress are tainted by intolerance of debate or dissent and a culture of impunity that protects those close to the government. The Elders now believe that the Sri Lankan government’s domestic conduct, as well as its recent unacceptable treatment of the United Nations in Sri Lanka warrants a firm, public response from its most influential friends – particularly China, India, Japan and the United States as well as the non-aligned group of countries.

    Only the European Union has taken any direct action by suspending Sri Lanka’s preferential trading access (GSP Plus scheme) for its failure to respect its international human rights obligations.
    http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-

  323. The Sri Lankan government’s clampdown on domestic critics and its disdain for human rights deserves a far tougher response according to The Elders. While welcoming the end of the decades-long civil war, the Elders say that meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka is still desperately needed. They describe the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights, good governance and accountability as a ‘deafening global silence’ that may encourage other states to act in a similar way.

    The Elders have been following events in Sri Lanka closely since the last months of the civil war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. They have contacted the government of Sri Lanka and officials around the world to express their concerns about alleged violations of international humanitarian law and the need for actions that promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in the country. The Elders have noted some positive change since the end of the war, including greater economic activity in the north, and the return of some 260,000 displaced people to their home districts.

    However, these signs of progress are tainted by intolerance of debate or dissent and a culture of impunity that protects those close to the government. The Elders now believe that the Sri Lankan government’s domestic conduct, as well as its recent unacceptable treatment of the United Nations in Sri Lanka warrants a firm, public response from its most influential friends – particularly China, India, Japan and the United States as well as the non-aligned group of countries.

    Only the European Union has taken any direct action by suspending Sri Lanka’s preferential trading access (GSP Plus scheme) for its failure to respect its international human rights obligations.
    http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-

  324. @ Sivamaharajah & Amman (Eelam Scholars)

    I'm gratified and flattered by your response and thank you for it. Perhaps you could demonstrate the higher brain functions said to be evident amongst the pro-Eelam lobby by pointing out any "worthless drivel" and any 'outright lies' written by me?

    Which particular bits of 'crap' did you dislike the most? Examples always welcome :).

    After all, making wild accusations without any proof is symptomatic of a deteriorating mind unable to accept reality, no?

    I don't ever need to create "worthless drivel" when Tamilnut does it for me. How can we forget this?

    Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Ah, yes, Tamilnut. The gift that keeps giving.

    p.s thanks for promoting me to being 'barnyard stupid', when earlier I was only a village idiot.

  325. Rip
    EDE

    What a brainless responses !!!!! 🙂

    The worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  326. Rip Van Winkle

    Eelam delenda est

    Do you really believe the complete lies you spew? 🙁

    Once again your own bile is dripping from your chin and on to your shirts

    Surely by now folks must think you are the Sri Lanka Propaganda Agents out to make trouble… who in their right mind could take your crap at face value!

    Many Tamils are staying way from you after being tarred with the brush of your (choose one) ignorance/arrogance/barnyard stupidity/exceedingly boring witlessness.

  327. Media Freedom, The Island and The Economist

    See, this was a dumb move by the SL authorities to ban the Economist. Especially when the SL newspaper, “The Island” on 21-August printed the entire ‘censored’ story from ‘The Economist’.

    http://tinyurl.com/3xz6fsw

    See how dumb Eelamists are in not telling us how a local newspaper got around dumb SL govt censorship?

    On another matter, are you pro-Eelam crowd suffering from some sort of new sexual fetish, printing unproven allegations of sexual misconduct in Sri Lanka?

    And finally today’s Eelam Joke is from ‘Tamilnut’, which says:
    “TamilNet was never funded by the LTTE. It was also never controlled by the LTTE. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  328. @ Sivamaharajah & Amman (Eelam Scholars)

    I'm gratified and flattered by your response and thank you for it. Perhaps you could demonstrate the higher brain functions said to be evident amongst the pro-Eelam lobby by pointing out any "worthless drivel" and any 'outright lies' written by me?

    Which particular bits of 'crap' did you dislike the most? Examples always welcome :).

    After all, making wild accusations without any proof is symptomatic of a deteriorating mind unable to accept reality, no?

    I don't ever need to create "worthless drivel" when Tamilnut does it for me. How can we forget this?

    Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Ah, yes, Tamilnut. The gift that keeps giving.

    p.s thanks for promoting me to being 'barnyard stupid', when earlier I was only a village idiot.

  329. @ Sivamaharajah & Amman (Eelam Scholars)

    I'm gratified and flattered by your response and thank you for it. Perhaps you could demonstrate the higher brain functions said to be evident amongst the pro-Eelam lobby by pointing out any "worthless drivel" and any 'outright lies' written by me?

    Which particular bits of 'crap' did you dislike the most? Examples always welcome :).

    After all, making wild accusations without any proof is symptomatic of a deteriorating mind unable to accept reality, no?

    I don't ever need to create "worthless drivel" when Tamilnut does it for me. How can we forget this?

    Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&art

    Ah, yes, Tamilnut. The gift that keeps giving.

    p.s thanks for promoting me to being 'barnyard stupid', when earlier I was only a village idiot.

  330. Bad egg, what the hell are you talking about?

    You always prevaricate to satisfy your fellow racists.

    You have no proper answers .

    You are fond of giving a desultory reply including some strident words.

    I needn't to concern over this fleeting matter as you are a pig headed pervert.

    Your evanescence is not amusing.

    It is becoming quite sad.

    Your pitiful existence is no more essential to this world.

    I therefore suggest to have some morphine tablets.

    If not, hundred sleeping tablets may do the trick.

  331. Prof Puligal, you terrible JHU supporter!

    We know that you're only pretending to be an Eelamist to curry favour with the pro-Peelam crowd here. Anyway, always appreciate your compliments.

    Question to the Eealmists:

    What's happened to the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)?

    When do we get to read about their policies for Eelam in Sri Lanka or Canada? (the latter might be easier to achieve)

    I suspect they're trying to work out how to share out the LTTE's huge cash reserves. Are any of you guys in on the hard currency action?

    All I've managed to find is this, where a bunch of very prosperous and balding failures er…. fantasise, whinge and wear black outfits and talking about 'looking after the interests of the Tamils in Canda'. Is that code for give us your money 🙂 🙂
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

    p.s. my favourite UK TGTE candidate Sockalingam Yogalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) didn't get elected. A real shame.

  332. Sri Lanka’s disturbing actions met by ‘deafening global silence’
    http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-lankas-disturbing-actions-met-by-deafening-global-silence
    No real progress on reconciliation
    Persecution of critics is ‘terrifying’
    See quotes from Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan, Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson below

    SRI LANKA: Exceptional collapse in the policing system of Sri Lanka revealed by the assault of MPs inside a police station
    http://www.lankanewsweb.com/EN_FEATURE/FEATURE_10_08_19_001.html

  333. Sivasri Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Do you have lack of discernible intellect?

    Yes – with what you had written before,most certainly – that’s why I asked whether it was the Chinese you were talking of as your previous post was not clear and gave 2-3 meanings.

    I meant that for your Chinese Colonial Masters the Tamil lands will be not enough and they need the Sinhalese lands as well, especially around the Hambantota .

    Well, it is you who are delusional about your land and my land and my grandmother’s land. As far as we are concerned, this land is for all ye peaceful people and not for terrorists.

    As far as the “Chinese Colonial Masters” want to live here they def can within our legislation and judiciary.

    Somewhat similar to you living in Canada and Europe under your white masters. The only difference will be that we will not be washing their Asses for a living, but getting their money and efforts to build our nation :)!

    It also spreads to others who help us – Including USA who recently loaned some millions of Dollars. Then Iran, Russia, India – we will get support of any person who comes with the good motive of helping us and they can live where ever they want to as long as they obey our judiciary. Hope I answered you right this time.

  334. Prof Puligal, you terrible JHU supporter!

    We know that you're only pretending to be an Eelamist to curry favour with the pro-Peelam crowd here. Anyway, always appreciate your compliments.

    Question to the Eealmists:

    What's happened to the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)?

    When do we get to read about their policies for Eelam in Sri Lanka or Canada? (the latter might be easier to achieve)

    I suspect they're trying to work out how to share out the LTTE's huge cash reserves. Are any of you guys in on the hard currency action?

    All I've managed to find is this, where a bunch of very prosperous and balding failures er…. fantasise, whinge and wear black outfits and talking about 'looking after the interests of the Tamils in Canda'. Is that code for give us your money 🙂 🙂
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

    p.s. my favourite UK TGTE candidate Sockalingam Yogalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) didn't get elected. A real shame.

  335. Prof Puligal, you terrible JHU supporter!

    We know that you're only pretending to be an Eelamist to curry favour with the pro-Peelam crowd here. Anyway, always appreciate your compliments.

    Question to the Eealmists:

    What's happened to the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)?

    When do we get to read about their policies for Eelam in Sri Lanka or Canada? (the latter might be easier to achieve)

    I suspect they're trying to work out how to share out the LTTE's huge cash reserves. Are any of you guys in on the hard currency action?

    All I've managed to find is this, where a bunch of very prosperous and balding failures er…. fantasise, whinge and wear black outfits and talking about 'looking after the interests of the Tamils in Canda'. Is that code for give us your money 🙂 🙂
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

    p.s. my favourite UK TGTE candidate Sockalingam Yogalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) didn't get elected. A real shame.

  336. Mathavan Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    The temple had been restored to its original state recently.

    Thousands of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka took part in the annual Thear (Chariot) festival there

    There is a huge contradiction in your statement when you say the Temple was restored recently and then say it was set on fire.

    The GOSL is renovating many hindu temples in the north which were used by the Apes of LTTE as bunkers and stores of ammunition. It is quite contradicting and stupid for you to also say that the SLA is destroying them – Why should we spend millions to renovate if we want to set it on fire ??? We don’t celebrate Halloween in that sense to set things on fire for the fun of it…

  337. Krishna Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:13 am

    EDE

    What kind of journalist are you ?

    The ‘impossible’ voyage of a Tamil ghost ship” – is full of inaccuracies and innuendoes.Some gossip exchanged in a seedy café …Some lies were told in an apartment building or in the port. These big criminals are buying the old cargo ship ..etc., etc., So much twaddle. ……. 🙁

    But for you – a tabloid low life or poop gatherer – the garbage is presented as fact

    I totally agree with your post Machan Krisna!!

    Just realized that only Tamilnet and other pro-LTTE articles are the only true articles to be written on this earth – All others are Bullshit ha ??

    After all, this article was written by a Thai jernolist. I mean, What the Father does he know about what’s happening in Thailand, He should go to Canada or Europe to know what’s happening in Thailand !! Idiots !!!

  338. The Sri Lankan government’s clampdown on domestic critics and its disdain for human rights deserves a far tougher response according to The Elders. While welcoming the end of the decades-long civil war, the Elders say that meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka is still desperately needed. They describe the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights, good governance and accountability as a ‘deafening global silence’ that may encourage other states to act in a similar way.

    The Elders have been following events in Sri Lanka closely since the last months of the civil war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009. They have contacted the government of Sri Lanka and officials around the world to express their concerns about alleged violations of international humanitarian law and the need for actions that promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in the country. The Elders have noted some positive change since the end of the war, including greater economic activity in the north, and the return of some 260,000 displaced people to their home districts.

    However, these signs of progress are tainted by intolerance of debate or dissent and a culture of impunity that protects those close to the government. The Elders now believe that the Sri Lankan government’s domestic conduct, as well as its recent unacceptable treatment of the United Nations in Sri Lanka warrants a firm, public response from its most influential friends – particularly China, India, Japan and the United States as well as the non-aligned group of countries.

    Only the European Union has taken any direct action by suspending Sri Lanka’s preferential trading access (GSP Plus scheme) for its failure to respect its international human rights obligations.

    http://www.theelders.org/media/mediareleases/sri-lankas-disturbing-actions-met-by-deafening-global-silence

  339. Rip
    EDE

    What a brainless responses !!!!! 🙂

    The worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  340. Rip Van Winkle

    Eelam delenda est

    Do you really believe the complete lies you spew? 🙁

    Once again your own bile is dripping from your chin and on to your shirts

    Surely by now folks must think you are the Sri Lanka Propaganda Agents out to make trouble… who in their right mind could take your crap at face value!

    Many Tamils are staying way from you after being tarred with the brush of your (choose one) ignorance/arrogance/barnyard stupidity/exceedingly boring witlessness.

  341. @ Sivamaharajah & Amman (Eelam Scholars)

    I’m gratified and flattered by your response and thank you for it. Perhaps you could demonstrate the higher brain functions said to be evident amongst the pro-Eelam lobby by pointing out any “worthless drivel” and any ‘outright lies’ written by me?

    Which particular bits of ‘crap’ did you dislike the most? Examples always welcome :).

    After all, making wild accusations without any proof is symptomatic of a deteriorating mind unable to accept reality, no?

    I don’t ever need to create “worthless drivel” when Tamilnut does it for me. How can we forget this?

    Hordes of Genocidal Sinhala Monkeys Plague Resettled Eelam Families in Vanni
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32363

    Ah, yes, Tamilnut. The gift that keeps giving.

    p.s thanks for promoting me to being ‘barnyard stupid’, when earlier I was only a village idiot.

  342. Bad egg, what the hell are you talking about?

    You always prevaricate to satisfy your fellow racists.

    You have no proper answers .

    You are fond of giving a desultory reply including some strident words.

    I needn’t to concern over this fleeting matter as you are a pig headed pervert.

    Your evanescence is not amusing.

    It is becoming quite sad.

    Your pitiful existence is no more essential to this world.

    I therefore suggest to have some morphine tablets.

    If not, hundred sleeping tablets may do the trick.

  343. Prof Puligal, you terrible JHU supporter!

    We know that you’re only pretending to be an Eelamist to curry favour with the pro-Peelam crowd here. Anyway, always appreciate your compliments.

    Question to the Eealmists:

    What’s happened to the Transsexual Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)?

    When do we get to read about their policies for Eelam in Sri Lanka or Canada? (the latter might be easier to achieve)

    I suspect they’re trying to work out how to share out the LTTE’s huge cash reserves. Are any of you guys in on the hard currency action?

    All I’ve managed to find is this, where a bunch of very prosperous and balding failures er…. fantasise, whinge and wear black outfits and talking about ‘looking after the interests of the Tamils in Canda’. Is that code for give us your money 🙂 🙂

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

    p.s. my favourite UK TGTE candidate Sockalingam Yogalingam (crazy name, crazy guy) didn’t get elected. A real shame.

  344. Sinhalese Rapper DeLon faces Pedophile Charges

    From: GlobalTVnews | 26 February 2009

    THAILAND – Interpol Police have arrested Dilan Jayasingha also known as “DeLon” who is an American Sinhalese Rapper with Ceylon Records.

    The arrest comes weeks after Interpol launched its undercover pedophile investigation in Sri Lanka.

    DeLon was found at the Thai-Lee motel with an 11 year old boy.

    The child is in hospital recovering from severe wounds from sexual abuse.

    The arrest comes as an embarrassment to the country which is currently in the middle of a financial crisis due to excessive expenditures .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VJlKe1fAdo

  345. The historical context of TGTE

    In order to explain the mandate of TGTE, Sangakasivam first explained about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the historic tragedies of Black July. The TGTE Executive began listing some of the oppression and tyrannical policies inflicted upon the Tamils, including the loss of freedom, barbed-wire camps, homes destroyed and the conditions for Tamils, which are horrid because they lack fresh water and are forced to live in unhygienic conditions.

    Black July, says Sangakasivam, was a government-sponsored program where they provided the flash mobs the necessary information to go to their houses and “pull them out and hack them.” The mobs then went to the prisons and killed them there.

    “We know we’re not going to get anything from the government,” said Sangakasivam. “The arms struggle started there. They [Tamils] started the movements and all these things happen. We wanted our people to know that this is where our struggle started.”

    The response from the Canadian government & the international community
    All of what has transpired within the last year, including the riots in front of the United Nations office in Colombo, the possible UN international independent investigation over the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government and the government’s denial of any human rights violations, the TGTE is trying to say:

    “What can we do as Canadians? What can we tell our Canadian government to go and get involved? Because we’re 300,000 people here. We have 300,000 people paying Taxes and we’re part of Canada.”

    TGTE member Maghndran told Digital Journal that the TGTE has worked closely with the Canadian government and everything that has occurred so far since the election has been legal and representatives were elected directly by the people.
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

  346. Sinhalese Rapper DeLon faces Pedophile Charges

    From: GlobalTVnews | 26 February 2009

    THAILAND – Interpol Police have arrested Dilan Jayasingha also known as “DeLon” who is an American Sinhalese Rapper with Ceylon Records.

    The arrest comes weeks after Interpol launched its undercover pedophile investigation in Sri Lanka.

    DeLon was found at the Thai-Lee motel with an 11 year old boy.

    The child is in hospital recovering from severe wounds from sexual abuse.

    The arrest comes as an embarrassment to the country which is currently in the middle of a financial crisis due to excessive expenditures .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VJlKe1fAdo

  347. Sinhalese Rapper DeLon faces Pedophile Charges

    From: GlobalTVnews | 26 February 2009

    THAILAND – Interpol Police have arrested Dilan Jayasingha also known as “DeLon” who is an American Sinhalese Rapper with Ceylon Records.

    The arrest comes weeks after Interpol launched its undercover pedophile investigation in Sri Lanka.

    DeLon was found at the Thai-Lee motel with an 11 year old boy.

    The child is in hospital recovering from severe wounds from sexual abuse.

    The arrest comes as an embarrassment to the country which is currently in the middle of a financial crisis due to excessive expenditures .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VJlKe1fAdo

  348. Black July commemoration

    Toronto – Representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam spoke about the crisis and political situation in Sri Lanka and what the Canadian federal government and international community's response should be.

    Digital Journal reported in May of the international Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) election, which took place in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and other nations. The purpose of the organization is to achieve independence for Tamil Eelam.
    There are ten national representatives in each country.

    On Sunday, during the Black July commemoration at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Digital Journal caught up with three democratically elected representatives of TGTE: Executive community member Sam Sangakasivam, transnational member Anjalo Yogendraw who wants answers

    The TGTE and Sangakasivam want the Canadian federal government to take a stance on the issue and let the Tamil people know what they’re doing specifically. Sangakasivam asked if the Canadian government will support the UN Human Rights panel or not.

    “Are you going to send any help to the 100,000 Tamils remaining in the camps? Are you going to send any money there or just going to keep quiet until somebody comes in there. It’s not fair because Canada as a country is a champion for human rights. We have always respected Canada because it’s fair and true but are policies changing? Let us know, we are people. What is it?”

  349. The historical context of TGTE

    In order to explain the mandate of TGTE, Sangakasivam first explained about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the historic tragedies of Black July. The TGTE Executive began listing some of the oppression and tyrannical policies inflicted upon the Tamils, including the loss of freedom, barbed-wire camps, homes destroyed and the conditions for Tamils, which are horrid because they lack fresh water and are forced to live in unhygienic conditions.

    Black July, says Sangakasivam, was a government-sponsored program where they provided the flash mobs the necessary information to go to their houses and “pull them out and hack them.” The mobs then went to the prisons and killed them there.

    “We know we’re not going to get anything from the government,” said Sangakasivam. “The arms struggle started there. They [Tamils] started the movements and all these things happen. We wanted our people to know that this is where our struggle started.”

    The response from the Canadian government & the international community
    All of what has transpired within the last year, including the riots in front of the United Nations office in Colombo, the possible UN international independent investigation over the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government and the government’s denial of any human rights violations, the TGTE is trying to say:

    “What can we do as Canadians? What can we tell our Canadian government to go and get involved? Because we’re 300,000 people here. We have 300,000 people paying Taxes and we’re part of Canada.”

    TGTE member Maghndran told Digital Journal that the TGTE has worked closely with the Canadian government and everything that has occurred so far since the election has been legal and representatives were elected directly by the people.
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

  350. The historical context of TGTE

    In order to explain the mandate of TGTE, Sangakasivam first explained about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the historic tragedies of Black July. The TGTE Executive began listing some of the oppression and tyrannical policies inflicted upon the Tamils, including the loss of freedom, barbed-wire camps, homes destroyed and the conditions for Tamils, which are horrid because they lack fresh water and are forced to live in unhygienic conditions.

    Black July, says Sangakasivam, was a government-sponsored program where they provided the flash mobs the necessary information to go to their houses and “pull them out and hack them.” The mobs then went to the prisons and killed them there.

    “We know we’re not going to get anything from the government,” said Sangakasivam. “The arms struggle started there. They [Tamils] started the movements and all these things happen. We wanted our people to know that this is where our struggle started.”

    The response from the Canadian government & the international community
    All of what has transpired within the last year, including the riots in front of the United Nations office in Colombo, the possible UN international independent investigation over the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government and the government’s denial of any human rights violations, the TGTE is trying to say:

    “What can we do as Canadians? What can we tell our Canadian government to go and get involved? Because we’re 300,000 people here. We have 300,000 people paying Taxes and we’re part of Canada.”

    TGTE member Maghndran told Digital Journal that the TGTE has worked closely with the Canadian government and everything that has occurred so far since the election has been legal and representatives were elected directly by the people.
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

  351. Majority is discriminating against the minority, in Sri Lanka.

    66,000 families or 264 000 people ,Tamils and Muslims to be thrown out from their homes in Colombo , Sri Lanka

    Following objections raised by a Tamil MP, Rajapaksa last week stalled a move by the Ministry of Defence to shift 66,000 families, mostly Tamil and Muslim, from the city’s slums to locations outside.

    The move by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, was part of a plan to clear and commercially develop prime land, currently occupied by slums.

    Raising the issue at a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on the Defence Ministry, R Yogarajan of the opposition United National Party said the government’s move would be detrimental to the interests of the minority Tamils and Muslims because most of the affected families belonged to these communities.

    Yogarajan was supported by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a respected leftist MP belonging to the ruling alliance. Leading Tamil daily Virakesari wrote an edit on Monday critical of the government’s move.

    SECURITY CONCERNS: According to Yogarajan, among the 66,000 families earmarked to be shifted, 45,000 are Tamil, and 15,000 are Muslim. Though there were Sinhalese among the affected, shifting posed certain special problems for the minority Tamils and Muslims, he pointed out.

    “The Tamils and Muslims of Colombo live in specific areas in close proximity to each other because this gives them a sense of security in times of communal tension. They are very reluctant to move into predominantly Sinhalese areas and get isolated when there is communal disturbance. The memory of the 1983 anti-Tamil riots is fresh in the Tamils’ minds,” Yogarajan told Express.

    ' Follow TN model'

    The opposition MP asked the government to replicate the pattern adopted by the slum clearance authorities in Tamil Nadu, where individual shanties were demolished and multi-storeyed flats were put up in their place to release land for other use. The temporarily relocated slum dwellers were given flats in the new complex.

    If this pattern was adopted in Colombo, the slum dwellers would not suffer any dislocation and they would not have any security concerns, he said.

    http://expressbuzz.com/world/rajapaksa-stalls-mov

  352. Majority is discriminating against the minority, in Sri Lanka.

    66,000 families or 264 000 people ,Tamils and Muslims to be thrown out from their homes in Colombo , Sri Lanka

    Following objections raised by a Tamil MP, Rajapaksa last week stalled a move by the Ministry of Defence to shift 66,000 families, mostly Tamil and Muslim, from the city’s slums to locations outside.

    The move by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, was part of a plan to clear and commercially develop prime land, currently occupied by slums.

    Raising the issue at a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on the Defence Ministry, R Yogarajan of the opposition United National Party said the government’s move would be detrimental to the interests of the minority Tamils and Muslims because most of the affected families belonged to these communities.

    Yogarajan was supported by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a respected leftist MP belonging to the ruling alliance. Leading Tamil daily Virakesari wrote an edit on Monday critical of the government’s move.

    SECURITY CONCERNS: According to Yogarajan, among the 66,000 families earmarked to be shifted, 45,000 are Tamil, and 15,000 are Muslim. Though there were Sinhalese among the affected, shifting posed certain special problems for the minority Tamils and Muslims, he pointed out.

    “The Tamils and Muslims of Colombo live in specific areas in close proximity to each other because this gives them a sense of security in times of communal tension. They are very reluctant to move into predominantly Sinhalese areas and get isolated when there is communal disturbance. The memory of the 1983 anti-Tamil riots is fresh in the Tamils’ minds,” Yogarajan told Express.

    ' Follow TN model'

    The opposition MP asked the government to replicate the pattern adopted by the slum clearance authorities in Tamil Nadu, where individual shanties were demolished and multi-storeyed flats were put up in their place to release land for other use. The temporarily relocated slum dwellers were given flats in the new complex.

    If this pattern was adopted in Colombo, the slum dwellers would not suffer any dislocation and they would not have any security concerns, he said.

    http://expressbuzz.com/world/rajapaksa-stalls-mov

  353. Majority is discriminating against the minority, in Sri Lanka.

    66,000 families or 264 000 people ,Tamils and Muslims to be thrown out from their homes in Colombo , Sri Lanka

    Following objections raised by a Tamil MP, Rajapaksa last week stalled a move by the Ministry of Defence to shift 66,000 families, mostly Tamil and Muslim, from the city’s slums to locations outside.

    The move by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, was part of a plan to clear and commercially develop prime land, currently occupied by slums.

    Raising the issue at a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on the Defence Ministry, R Yogarajan of the opposition United National Party said the government’s move would be detrimental to the interests of the minority Tamils and Muslims because most of the affected families belonged to these communities.

    Yogarajan was supported by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a respected leftist MP belonging to the ruling alliance. Leading Tamil daily Virakesari wrote an edit on Monday critical of the government’s move.

    SECURITY CONCERNS: According to Yogarajan, among the 66,000 families earmarked to be shifted, 45,000 are Tamil, and 15,000 are Muslim. Though there were Sinhalese among the affected, shifting posed certain special problems for the minority Tamils and Muslims, he pointed out.

    “The Tamils and Muslims of Colombo live in specific areas in close proximity to each other because this gives them a sense of security in times of communal tension. They are very reluctant to move into predominantly Sinhalese areas and get isolated when there is communal disturbance. The memory of the 1983 anti-Tamil riots is fresh in the Tamils’ minds,” Yogarajan told Express.

    ' Follow TN model'

    The opposition MP asked the government to replicate the pattern adopted by the slum clearance authorities in Tamil Nadu, where individual shanties were demolished and multi-storeyed flats were put up in their place to release land for other use. The temporarily relocated slum dwellers were given flats in the new complex.

    If this pattern was adopted in Colombo, the slum dwellers would not suffer any dislocation and they would not have any security concerns, he said.

    http://expressbuzz.com/world/rajapaksa-stalls-mov

  354. No education for the Tamil Children in the North – and excuse is to rebuild the schools yet all good buildings are occupied by the Sri Lanka Army .

    Also luxury apartments for 12 000 Sinhalese families or 50 000 Sinhalese is build.

    Plenty of money for the Sinhalese and none for the Tamil children !!

  355. Rajapaksa is playing a dangerous game between the two giants – China and India.

    India will win this game and Sinha – Nazis will be put in their place …where they belong on the garbage heap of the civilization !! 🙂

  356. Amman Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    What a brainless responses !!!!! 🙂

    The worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Examples dear Worm – please give examples.

    If you feel that copy paste articles from taminut is not worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense – Then fine 🙂 !! thrive upon it 🙂 !

    Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Do you really believe the complete lies you spew? 🙁

    Examples you Pooo…Pls.. examples of the lies pls.

    Once again your own bile is dripping from your chin and on to your shirts
    Yes !!!!!!!!!
    More jucier the articles from you we will drool upon it 🙂 ! Gald to see Puli back – the best Worm out of the lot !! Micropuli !!

    Surely by now folks must think you are the Sri Lanka Propaganda Agents out to make trouble… who in their right mind could take your crap at face value!

    Feel sad the government doesn't even know us – I mean, imagine the pay-pack we would get 😀

    Our crap for face value is all yours – basically we crap on your faces 😀 !!

    Many Tamils are staying way from you after being tarred with the brush of your (choose one) ignorance/arrogance/barnyard stupidity/exceedingly boring witlessness.

    Many Tamils ?? LOL LOL LOL !! – Please do not drag the good Tamil people in to your wormhole – They spite you with vengeance for ruining their livelihood. You don't represent Tamils – So back off !!!

    Many apes and worms are trying to stay away from us because they are spineless and cannot counter any of our arguments. The only way you counter are by throwing more and more lies from the Tamilnet. We also are unbiased and none racial – we love our fellow Sri Lankans immaterial of their ethnicity. You Apes and Worms throughout being racists !!!

    Puligal Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    PUKE GAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fart Born !!!!!!!!!!!!! glad to see your joke columns here again !!

    Bad egg, what the hell are you talking about?

    Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall
    Humpty saw Puli without any Balls
    Then Humpy saw,
    All of Prabha's Worms and all of Prabha's Apes
    Did not have any balls anyways !!

    We talk English – Why not you try it too – LOL !!!

    Is it too Arduous, exigent, strenuous, agonizing, horrendous, atrocious, ghastly, infuriating madden task for you ???? LOL

    You always prevaricate to satisfy your fellow racists.

    Again – you are not taking our challenge like a Ball Less Man !! – Prove any racist comment any of us have made and we will stop writing on this blog ever under any handle !! – U willing to do so too ?? Taking the challenge or Pussying out ?

    You have no proper answers .

    Bu Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha……… What's the question ???

    You are fond of giving a desultory reply including some strident words.
    MS word Shift + F7 ?? LOL !!!

    I needn’t to concern over this fleeting matter as you are a pig headed pervert.

    LOL !! Pigs have the longest orgasms in the world – 6 minutes it says… I definitely do not mind being a pig for this purpose – But, then again sad that you impotent Apes will never experience such beauty even for a split second 🙁 !!

    LOL – Oh OK – let me stop for today… My office people are wondering why I am laughing out this hard.. Anyways, Thanks for the entertainment Puli !!! it indeed cleansed my blood for the day !!

    Oh, BTW, I can recommend you a Tablet – it's called Viagra – try some and may be you might get a chance to experience what the Pigs experience – may be for a micro second – LOL !!

    Yogarasa Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    66,000 families,Tamil and Muslim to be thrown out from Colombo

    So – breaking Shanties and giving these innocent people who do not have proper toilet facilities modern houses suddenly becomes a Bad idea ?????? It also is not called "Throwing Out" of their houses – Can you define how you call "getting them new houses" please ??

    UNP will anyway have issues if these guys leave Colombo as most are their voters – but, they need to understand that 250,000 will not be enough to put them down in Colombo and it will also bring them the opportunity of winning in another part of the country – They need it bad and we need it bad !!

    Thamilian Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:11 am

    No education for the Tamil Children in the North – and excuse is to rebuild the schools yet all good buildings are occupied by the Sri Lanka Army .

    Hmmmm…… Wonder if these kids are still having Cyanide Capsules hung around their necks and AK 47's in their hands ?? Don't know whether the SLA is using the schools as bunkers and training schools for militants ??

    Don't lie you stupid worm – if you want to lie, choose a lie that cannot be disproved !!

    Also, please tell me whether Luxury apartments are coming up – Need to buy one immediately as I am suppose to be a Singhala Racists too !!

  357. Sathasivam Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Rajapaksa is playing a dangerous game between the two giants – China and India.

    LOL !!

    So that's how you see it 🙂 !! Good !!
    More dangerous the game, better the thrill ha ?? See, we won the game against the Apes of Prabha, so we are kind of used to it 🙂 !!

    India will win this game and Sinha – Nazis will be put in their place …where they belong on the garbage heap of the civilization !! 🙂

    Glad if India could win – they are our big brothers noh ?

    As for the civilization, the Sri Lankans have shown to the world what Civilization means for thousands of years. We even have world heritage sites of civilization. And these were done by Sri Lankans of yesteryear's. Not a particular Ethnic group. We have even had experts from other countries who had helped us to do such wonders. (Like Sigiriya)

    The day you become civilized, you will also know what being civilized and building or being part of a civilization means !!

  358. I believe you need a total reboot of the top of your neck.

    I don’t know you , but from your low class comments, I think you need a total reeducation just like most Sinhala illiterate.

    You people still believe in Stone Age solution for the 21st century problem.

    You defending your Sinhala barbarism. God bless you , but you will pay heavy price at the end.

  359. Sri Lanka ambassador’s ”Refugee claims” absurd,
    ‘No point in slamming Tamils who fled Lanka’

    Chitranganee Wagiswara, Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Canada, has claimed that the arrival of 492 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard the cargo ship MV Sun Sea is a ‘human smuggling operation with links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.’ Wagiswara’s claims ‘would be offensive, if they were not so absurd,’ said Robert Oberst, professor of political science, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and an expert on Sri Lanka.

    •“The Director of Rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu has said that the 103,000 Tamil refugees in India are reluctant to return to Sri Lanka because of the problems that Wagiswara states do not exist. They choose to remain in the camps or as non-camp refugees,”

    •“She doesn’t mention that the country is still under war time emergency provisions, which allows unlimited detention without court hearings for Tamils,”

    •“Nor does she mention that the country has taken a large percentage of Tamil land in the Northern Province for military bases, forcing farmers to struggle to survive,”

    •Oberst added that if Wagiswara wanted to silence critics, ‘she would be better served to persuade her government to allow outside independent observers into the Tamil areas to report on the conditions rather than to slander and attack those who question her government.’

    •“The Lankan government has created this situation by prohibiting outsiders and reporters from traveling and meeting freely with Tamils in the North,”

    •“They have also viciously attacked critics. If you question the conditions that these people are fleeing from, you are called a supporter of organised crime as Wagiswara has done, or a terrorist as Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has done,”

    •“A nation state that does not do these things has nothing to hide,” Oberst concluded.

  360. Sinhalese Rapper DeLon faces Pedophile Charges

    From: GlobalTVnews | 26 February 2009

    THAILAND – Interpol Police have arrested Dilan Jayasingha also known as “DeLon” who is an American Sinhalese Rapper with Ceylon Records.

    The arrest comes weeks after Interpol launched its undercover pedophile investigation in Sri Lanka.

    DeLon was found at the Thai-Lee motel with an 11 year old boy.

    The child is in hospital recovering from severe wounds from sexual abuse.

    The arrest comes as an embarrassment to the country which is currently in the middle of a financial crisis due to excessive expenditures .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VJlKe1fAdo

  361. Black July commemoration

    Toronto – Representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam spoke about the crisis and political situation in Sri Lanka and what the Canadian federal government and international community’s response should be.

    Digital Journal reported in May of the international Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) election, which took place in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and other nations. The purpose of the organization is to achieve independence for Tamil Eelam.
    There are ten national representatives in each country.

    On Sunday, during the Black July commemoration at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Digital Journal caught up with three democratically elected representatives of TGTE: Executive community member Sam Sangakasivam, transnational member Anjalo Yogendraw who wants answers

    The TGTE and Sangakasivam want the Canadian federal government to take a stance on the issue and let the Tamil people know what they’re doing specifically. Sangakasivam asked if the Canadian government will support the UN Human Rights panel or not.

    “Are you going to send any help to the 100,000 Tamils remaining in the camps? Are you going to send any money there or just going to keep quiet until somebody comes in there. It’s not fair because Canada as a country is a champion for human rights. We have always respected Canada because it’s fair and true but are policies changing? Let us know, we are people. What is it?”

  362. The historical context of TGTE

    In order to explain the mandate of TGTE, Sangakasivam first explained about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the historic tragedies of Black July. The TGTE Executive began listing some of the oppression and tyrannical policies inflicted upon the Tamils, including the loss of freedom, barbed-wire camps, homes destroyed and the conditions for Tamils, which are horrid because they lack fresh water and are forced to live in unhygienic conditions.

    Black July, says Sangakasivam, was a government-sponsored program where they provided the flash mobs the necessary information to go to their houses and “pull them out and hack them.” The mobs then went to the prisons and killed them there.

    “We know we’re not going to get anything from the government,” said Sangakasivam. “The arms struggle started there. They [Tamils] started the movements and all these things happen. We wanted our people to know that this is where our struggle started.”

    The response from the Canadian government & the international community
    All of what has transpired within the last year, including the riots in front of the United Nations office in Colombo, the possible UN international independent investigation over the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government and the government’s denial of any human rights violations, the TGTE is trying to say:

    “What can we do as Canadians? What can we tell our Canadian government to go and get involved? Because we’re 300,000 people here. We have 300,000 people paying Taxes and we’re part of Canada.”

    TGTE member Maghndran told Digital Journal that the TGTE has worked closely with the Canadian government and everything that has occurred so far since the election has been legal and representatives were elected directly by the people.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295150

  363. Majority is discriminating against the minority, in Sri Lanka.

    66,000 families or 264 000 people ,Tamils and Muslims to be thrown out from their homes in Colombo , Sri Lanka

    Following objections raised by a Tamil MP, Rajapaksa last week stalled a move by the Ministry of Defence to shift 66,000 families, mostly Tamil and Muslim, from the city’s slums to locations outside.

    The move by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, was part of a plan to clear and commercially develop prime land, currently occupied by slums.

    Raising the issue at a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on the Defence Ministry, R Yogarajan of the opposition United National Party said the government’s move would be detrimental to the interests of the minority Tamils and Muslims because most of the affected families belonged to these communities.

    Yogarajan was supported by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a respected leftist MP belonging to the ruling alliance. Leading Tamil daily Virakesari wrote an edit on Monday critical of the government’s move.

    SECURITY CONCERNS: According to Yogarajan, among the 66,000 families earmarked to be shifted, 45,000 are Tamil, and 15,000 are Muslim. Though there were Sinhalese among the affected, shifting posed certain special problems for the minority Tamils and Muslims, he pointed out.

    “The Tamils and Muslims of Colombo live in specific areas in close proximity to each other because this gives them a sense of security in times of communal tension. They are very reluctant to move into predominantly Sinhalese areas and get isolated when there is communal disturbance. The memory of the 1983 anti-Tamil riots is fresh in the Tamils’ minds,” Yogarajan told Express.

    ‘ Follow TN model’

    The opposition MP asked the government to replicate the pattern adopted by the slum clearance authorities in Tamil Nadu, where individual shanties were demolished and multi-storeyed flats were put up in their place to release land for other use. The temporarily relocated slum dwellers were given flats in the new complex.

    If this pattern was adopted in Colombo, the slum dwellers would not suffer any dislocation and they would not have any security concerns, he said.

    http://expressbuzz.com/world/rajapaksa-stalls-move-to-shift-tamils-muslims/200589.html

  364. @ Sathasivam:

    Who's paid the heaviest price for Eelam? Not the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    All segments of SL society have paid a heavy price but the harshest and most bitter price has been paid by the ordinary Tamil person in SL.

    They've lost their homes, lands, livelihoods and most importantly generations of their children have been traumatised, killed, sacrificed and disabled in a futile, 30-year quest for a separate state. I bet you're feeling really proud of that, no?

    Listen to people like KP, now working for a better future instead of trying to re-ingite the failed conflict. Will KP's wise words penetrate the thick skulls of the LTTE's true-believers? Probably not
    http://businesstoday.lk/cover_page.php?article=27

    Q: You work very closely with the Tamil Diaspora, can you tell us what progress has been made so far with regards to getting them to support the efforts made?

    KP replies: "Yes, I have worked with the Diaspora for more than 25 years. … Recently a delegation of the Diaspora visited Sri Lanka. After that visit you can see that Maheshwaran in Australia and Fr Chandrakanthan in Canada have accepted the work I have done to mobilise the Diaspora for rehabilitation and rebuilding of the country, especially the North and East."

    "… We have to accept the reality. The war is over. We have to unite and rebuild our people and our country."

    
"For more than 2500 years we have been friends and brothers in this country…… We have to listen to what the people want on the ground. They realise that they have to live in this country and that we have to live together."

    
"We cannot continue our lives on a dream, I can say ‘ok, continue the arm struggle' but I do not know for how long I can speak the lie. There are sections of the Diaspora who speak in this way while living in western countries, but they need to understand that it is impossible. They have to understand the reality .. It is a challenge to convince these people and I do not say it is easy but we need to work on it."

    Judging by the pro-LTTE posters on this forum, it'll be easier to make a donkey recite Shakespeare than for them to acknowledge the reality of a SL thriving without the murderous influence of the LTTE.

  365. No education for the Tamil Children in the North – and excuse is to rebuild the schools yet all good buildings are occupied by the Sri Lanka Army .

    Also luxury apartments for 12 000 Sinhalese families or 50 000 Sinhalese is build.

    Plenty of money for the Sinhalese and none for the Tamil children !!

  366. The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”

  367. Michael Ignatieff: lower the rhetoric on Tamil migrants

    Opposition leader warns against over-reacting

    Canadians need to stand back and take a deep breath when it comes to the discussion around the almost 500 migrants who arrived on our soil a little over a week ago. That's the advice federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff doled out during a live interview with News1130 at the PNE on Saturday.

    Ignatieff says the government is trying to scare Canadians by telling them terrorists were on board the MV Sun Sea. The Liberal leader says we should put our faith in the refugee system to weed out those who don't deserve asylum in Canada. "Let's just lower that rhetoric here. Let's lower the temperature. Give our officials a chance to sort out who's who. And also never forget that this country has been a home to refugees, and I think it should remain so."

    Ignatieff's father sought refuge in Canada, after escaping Communist Russia. He says that's why he believes every person on the ship deserves a fair hearing.

  368. @ Sathasivam:

    Who's paid the heaviest price for Eelam? Not the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    All segments of SL society have paid a heavy price but the harshest and most bitter price has been paid by the ordinary Tamil person in SL.

    They've lost their homes, lands, livelihoods and most importantly generations of their children have been traumatised, killed, sacrificed and disabled in a futile, 30-year quest for a separate state. I bet you're feeling really proud of that, no?

    Listen to people like KP, now working for a better future instead of trying to re-ingite the failed conflict. Will KP's wise words penetrate the thick skulls of the LTTE's true-believers? Probably not
    http://businesstoday.lk/cover_page.php?article=27

    Q: You work very closely with the Tamil Diaspora, can you tell us what progress has been made so far with regards to getting them to support the efforts made?

    KP replies: "Yes, I have worked with the Diaspora for more than 25 years. … Recently a delegation of the Diaspora visited Sri Lanka. After that visit you can see that Maheshwaran in Australia and Fr Chandrakanthan in Canada have accepted the work I have done to mobilise the Diaspora for rehabilitation and rebuilding of the country, especially the North and East."

    "… We have to accept the reality. The war is over. We have to unite and rebuild our people and our country."

    
"For more than 2500 years we have been friends and brothers in this country…… We have to listen to what the people want on the ground. They realise that they have to live in this country and that we have to live together."

    
"We cannot continue our lives on a dream, I can say ‘ok, continue the arm struggle' but I do not know for how long I can speak the lie. There are sections of the Diaspora who speak in this way while living in western countries, but they need to understand that it is impossible. They have to understand the reality .. It is a challenge to convince these people and I do not say it is easy but we need to work on it."

    Judging by the pro-LTTE posters on this forum, it'll be easier to make a donkey recite Shakespeare than for them to acknowledge the reality of a SL thriving without the murderous influence of the LTTE.

  369. @ Sathasivam:

    Who's paid the heaviest price for Eelam? Not the pro-LTTE diaspora.

    All segments of SL society have paid a heavy price but the harshest and most bitter price has been paid by the ordinary Tamil person in SL.

    They've lost their homes, lands, livelihoods and most importantly generations of their children have been traumatised, killed, sacrificed and disabled in a futile, 30-year quest for a separate state. I bet you're feeling really proud of that, no?

    Listen to people like KP, now working for a better future instead of trying to re-ingite the failed conflict. Will KP's wise words penetrate the thick skulls of the LTTE's true-believers? Probably not
    http://businesstoday.lk/cover_page.php?article=27

    Q: You work very closely with the Tamil Diaspora, can you tell us what progress has been made so far with regards to getting them to support the efforts made?

    KP replies: "Yes, I have worked with the Diaspora for more than 25 years. … Recently a delegation of the Diaspora visited Sri Lanka. After that visit you can see that Maheshwaran in Australia and Fr Chandrakanthan in Canada have accepted the work I have done to mobilise the Diaspora for rehabilitation and rebuilding of the country, especially the North and East."

    "… We have to accept the reality. The war is over. We have to unite and rebuild our people and our country."

    
"For more than 2500 years we have been friends and brothers in this country…… We have to listen to what the people want on the ground. They realise that they have to live in this country and that we have to live together."

    
"We cannot continue our lives on a dream, I can say ‘ok, continue the arm struggle' but I do not know for how long I can speak the lie. There are sections of the Diaspora who speak in this way while living in western countries, but they need to understand that it is impossible. They have to understand the reality .. It is a challenge to convince these people and I do not say it is easy but we need to work on it."

    Judging by the pro-LTTE posters on this forum, it'll be easier to make a donkey recite Shakespeare than for them to acknowledge the reality of a SL thriving without the murderous influence of the LTTE.

  370. Rajapaksa is playing a dangerous game between the two giants – China and India.

    India will win this game and Sinha – Nazis will be put in their place …where they belong on the garbage heap of the civilization !! 🙂

  371. Dramatic increase of white van abductions And threats by unknown armed men.

    The notorious white van abductions and threats by unknown armed men have been noticeably increased in the last few months.

    Mr. S. Periyathambi, age 68 of Jaffna, is said to have been assaulted by unknown armed men who raided his house on 30th July 2010. The armed men demanded the family to handover the information of the whereabouts of their sons.

    When, Mr. S. Periyathambi who is partially blind attempted to stop them from forcing their way into the house, he was punched on his face and pushed against the wall.

    After seizing some photographs and other document from the house, they left the house, threatening the family to be killed if they maintain any contact with their sons. Mr. S. Periyathambi was admitted in Jaffna with severe injuries.

    In June 2010, it was reported that Mr. A. Rajaratnam of Vavuniya passed away in heart attack following the death threat issued by unknown armed men who raided into his house.

    Regardless of this tragedy the armed men continue to harass his family and Mrs. T. Anantharani has appealed to the Human rights commission to protect the family.

    Another similar incident was brought to the attention of the Human rights commission in Colombo on 19th August 2010. Mr. K. Thavakumar had been approached twice by the armed men and demanded to handover his son.

    Although this incident was brought to the attention of the police, no action was taken.

    The silence of the police leads to the suspicion that these armed men could be associated to the police.

    The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka says they are in the process of investigation.

  372. Amman Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    What a brainless responses !!!!! 🙂

    The worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Examples dear Worm – please give examples.

    If you feel that copy paste articles from taminut is not worthless drivel written by loathsome trolls is ludicrous nonsense – Then fine 🙂 !! thrive upon it 🙂 !

    Sivamaharajah Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Do you really believe the complete lies you spew? 🙁

    Examples you Pooo…Pls.. examples of the lies pls.

    Once again your own bile is dripping from your chin and on to your shirts
    Yes !!!!!!!!!
    More jucier the articles from you we will drool upon it 🙂 ! Gald to see Puli back – the best Worm out of the lot !! Micropuli !!

    Surely by now folks must think you are the Sri Lanka Propaganda Agents out to make trouble… who in their right mind could take your crap at face value!

    Feel sad the government doesn’t even know us – I mean, imagine the pay-pack we would get 😀

    Our crap for face value is all yours – basically we crap on your faces 😀 !!

    Many Tamils are staying way from you after being tarred with the brush of your (choose one) ignorance/arrogance/barnyard stupidity/exceedingly boring witlessness.

    Many Tamils ?? LOL LOL LOL !! – Please do not drag the good Tamil people in to your wormhole – They spite you with vengeance for ruining their livelihood. You don’t represent Tamils – So back off !!!

    Many apes and worms are trying to stay away from us because they are spineless and cannot counter any of our arguments. The only way you counter are by throwing more and more lies from the Tamilnet. We also are unbiased and none racial – we love our fellow Sri Lankans immaterial of their ethnicity. You Apes and Worms throughout being racists !!!

    Puligal Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    PUKE GAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fart Born !!!!!!!!!!!!! glad to see your joke columns here again !!

    Bad egg, what the hell are you talking about?

    Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall
    Humpty saw Puli without any Balls
    Then Humpy saw,
    All of Prabha’s Worms and all of Prabha’s Apes
    Did not have any balls anyways !!

    We talk English – Why not you try it too – LOL !!!

    Is it too Arduous, exigent, strenuous, agonizing, horrendous, atrocious, ghastly, infuriating madden task for you ???? LOL

    You always prevaricate to satisfy your fellow racists.

    Again – you are not taking our challenge like a Ball Less Man !! – Prove any racist comment any of us have made and we will stop writing on this blog ever under any handle !! – U willing to do so too ?? Taking the challenge or Pussying out ?

    You have no proper answers .

    Bu Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha……… What’s the question ???

    You are fond of giving a desultory reply including some strident words.
    MS word Shift + F7 ?? LOL !!!

    I needn’t to concern over this fleeting matter as you are a pig headed pervert.

    LOL !! Pigs have the longest orgasms in the world – 6 minutes it says… I definitely do not mind being a pig for this purpose – But, then again sad that you impotent Apes will never experience such beauty even for a split second 🙁 !!

    LOL – Oh OK – let me stop for today… My office people are wondering why I am laughing out this hard.. Anyways, Thanks for the entertainment Puli !!! it indeed cleansed my blood for the day !!

    Oh, BTW, I can recommend you a Tablet – it’s called Viagra – try some and may be you might get a chance to experience what the Pigs experience – may be for a micro second – LOL !!

    Yogarasa Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    66,000 families,Tamil and Muslim to be thrown out from Colombo

    So – breaking Shanties and giving these innocent people who do not have proper toilet facilities modern houses suddenly becomes a Bad idea ?????? It also is not called “Throwing Out” of their houses – Can you define how you call “getting them new houses” please ??

    UNP will anyway have issues if these guys leave Colombo as most are their voters – but, they need to understand that 250,000 will not be enough to put them down in Colombo and it will also bring them the opportunity of winning in another part of the country – They need it bad and we need it bad !!

    Thamilian Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:11 am

    No education for the Tamil Children in the North – and excuse is to rebuild the schools yet all good buildings are occupied by the Sri Lanka Army .

    Hmmmm…… Wonder if these kids are still having Cyanide Capsules hung around their necks and AK 47’s in their hands ?? Don’t know whether the SLA is using the schools as bunkers and training schools for militants ??

    Don’t lie you stupid worm – if you want to lie, choose a lie that cannot be disproved !!

    Also, please tell me whether Luxury apartments are coming up – Need to buy one immediately as I am suppose to be a Singhala Racists too !!

  373. Sathasivam Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    Rajapaksa is playing a dangerous game between the two giants – China and India.

    LOL !!

    So that’s how you see it 🙂 !! Good !!
    More dangerous the game, better the thrill ha ?? See, we won the game against the Apes of Prabha, so we are kind of used to it 🙂 !!

    India will win this game and Sinha – Nazis will be put in their place …where they belong on the garbage heap of the civilization !! 🙂

    Glad if India could win – they are our big brothers noh ?

    As for the civilization, the Sri Lankans have shown to the world what Civilization means for thousands of years. We even have world heritage sites of civilization. And these were done by Sri Lankans of yesteryear’s. Not a particular Ethnic group. We have even had experts from other countries who had helped us to do such wonders. (Like Sigiriya)

    The day you become civilized, you will also know what being civilized and building or being part of a civilization means !!

  374. I believe you need a total reboot of the top of your neck.

    I don’t know you , but from your low class comments, I think you need a total reeducation just like most Sinhala illiterate.

    You people still believe in Stone Age solution for the 21st century problem.

    You defending your Sinhala barbarism. God bless you , but you will pay heavy price at the end.

  375. Sri Lanka ambassador’s ”Refugee claims” absurd,
    ‘No point in slamming Tamils who fled Lanka’

    Chitranganee Wagiswara, Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Canada, has claimed that the arrival of 492 Sri Lankan Tamils aboard the cargo ship MV Sun Sea is a ‘human smuggling operation with links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.’ Wagiswara’s claims ‘would be offensive, if they were not so absurd,’ said Robert Oberst, professor of political science, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and an expert on Sri Lanka.

    •“The Director of Rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu has said that the 103,000 Tamil refugees in India are reluctant to return to Sri Lanka because of the problems that Wagiswara states do not exist. They choose to remain in the camps or as non-camp refugees,”

    •“She doesn’t mention that the country is still under war time emergency provisions, which allows unlimited detention without court hearings for Tamils,”

    •“Nor does she mention that the country has taken a large percentage of Tamil land in the Northern Province for military bases, forcing farmers to struggle to survive,”

    •Oberst added that if Wagiswara wanted to silence critics, ‘she would be better served to persuade her government to allow outside independent observers into the Tamil areas to report on the conditions rather than to slander and attack those who question her government.’

    •“The Lankan government has created this situation by prohibiting outsiders and reporters from traveling and meeting freely with Tamils in the North,”

    •“They have also viciously attacked critics. If you question the conditions that these people are fleeing from, you are called a supporter of organised crime as Wagiswara has done, or a terrorist as Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has done,”

    •“A nation state that does not do these things has nothing to hide,” Oberst concluded.

  376. Sri Lanka militarize its diplomatic service; Shavendra Silva, accused of war crime to UN http://tamilnational.com/news-flash/2689-sri-lank

    Major General Shevendra Silva, the 58 Division Commander during war and an accused in the war crime has been appointed as Sri Lankan diplomat to the United Nations (UN) and will take up his new post soon, a Sri Lanka news report says.

    The Daily Mirror online yesterday quoting sources at the External Affairs Ministry said that Shevendra Silva has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York and will take up his new post soon.

    Major General Silva’s appointment to the UN comes amidst human rights allegations being raised against the government and the military which resulted in UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon appointing a panel to advise him on Sri Lanka.

    Foreign Ministry sources said that after taking over from former Deputy Permanent Representative Bandula Jayasekera, Major General Silva is expected to “clear the air” over the concerns being raised at the UN regarding Sri Lanka and the final stages of the war against the LTTE which ended last year.

    Major General Shavendra Silva was allegedly among those mentioned by MP Sarath Fonseka in a media interview where he had said that the former 58 Division Commander had received orders to shoot at sight LTTE suspects who came with white flags to surrender to the army during the final stage of war.

    Meantime, another online news report said that the government has decided to appoint Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN next month.

    Quoting government sources, the news report said that the Defence Secretary has proposed the name of Major General Chandrasiri to replace Dr. Palitha Kohona at the Sri Lankan Mission in the UN in New York.

    It further said that the Sri Lanka government is on a drive to militarize the diplomatic service and the Defence Secretary had promised diplomatic appointments to senior military officers who served during the war and Major General Chandrasiri’s appointment is believed to be one such appointment.

    Protest in UK

    Tamils in UK protest against the diplomatic postings of Wasantha Karannagoda and Prasanna Silva, who have committed war crimes to the high commission in UK.

    British Tamil Forum (BTF) have voiced their objections to the proposal to appoint former Navy Chief Commander Wasantha Karannagoda as the High Commissioner to the UK and Major General Prasanna Silva as the deputy high commissioner.

    The Sri Lankan government has ignored the protests and has requested the British government to permit the appointment of the two officers to the respective posts in the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

    The British government has been informed by the Sri Lankan government that if the British were truly committed to wiping out international terrorism, the government would permit the two appointments as it would help breakdown one of LTTE’s most active international wings in London.

  377. Major General Prasanna Silva appointed to the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/07/28/m

    Will the British Government authorise military officials accused of ‘War Crime’ to work in UK?

    Will this not lead to organised Killing and Kidnapping of Tamil community members in UK?

    The Defence Secretary has decided to appoint Major General Prasanna Silva, who was the Commanding Officer for Mullaitivu, to a position at the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK, sources from the Defence Ministry said. Major General Jagath Dias and Major General Prasanna Silva are accused of being responsible for the death of thousands of Tamil civilians during the killing of 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009.

  378. TAMIL REFUGEES SYMPTOM OF INTERNATIONAL FAILURE IN SRI LANKA

    OTTAWA – The arrival of the 490 Tamil boat people seeking refuge in Canada is a symptom of the continued humanitarian suffering in Sri Lanka. It’s time for the government of Canada to rally international efforts to pressure the Sri Lankan government improve living conditions on the ground, say New Democrats.

    “After the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka, Minister Cannon simply moved on from the file and failed to maintain international attention on the plight of Tamils,” said New Democrat Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre). “Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of displaced people continued to be targeted for brutal human rights violations in government-run camps in unhealthy and unsafe conditions and without access to international aid agencies.”

    “What motivated these people to take such a dangerous journey is the violence, insecurity, mass detention and human rights violations that have been widely reported by independent observers,” said New Democrat Immigration and Citizenship Critic Olivia Chow. “The best way to prevent others from having to make similar journeys in the future is to work on ending the humanitarian suffering in Sri Lanka”.

    With the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, New Democrats urged the Conservative government to take the lead with the international community to help rebuild the country. Specially ensuring the protection of all civilians, full access for humanitarian workers and media, and initiate internationally mediated efforts aimed at achieving a durable political solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka. Dewar points if these measures would have been put in place last year these migrants might not have taken such a drastic step in trying to arrive in Canada.

    “Canada missed an opportunity in post-conflict Sri Lanka for leadership in reconciliation, justice, and institution building to ensure that peace and stability are equitable and sustainable,” said Dewar. “The Conservatives should stop blaming the victims of the conflict who are now seeking asylum in Canada and instead rally the international community around improving the conditions on the ground in Sri Lanka.”

  379. Profile – List of culpable Individuals accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka

    Culpable Individuals who have been accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka, during the 2009 blood-bath on the beaches are now being posted to diplomatic posts and seeking diplomatic immunity. Todate, Sri Lankan Government has posted 3 such high ranking officers who were directly involved in the massacre of tamils. War Without Witness is in the process of collecting the list and evidences related to perpetrators of war crimes in Sri Lanka and the below is not a full list. Human Rights Organisations and Human Rights activists around the world are urged to share this informaton with your respective Country Foreign Ministry/Home Ministry and Intelligence Agencies/National Security Bodies urgently to prevent these War Criminals seeking diplomatic immunity.
    http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

  380. The Tamil homeland in the north and east of Sri Lanka is the internal colony of the Sinhalese State.

    Uneven development within a State usually refers to the differential impacts of economic development across the territory of a single national formation or nation. Where the same disparity occurs between regions populated by different nations existing in the State territory, uneven development is transmuted into internal colonialism: it is inextricably linked to, and brutally expressed through, national oppression.

    In Sri Lanka, internal colonialism by the Sinhalese oligarchy has many characteristic facets. It imposes Sinhalese culture; it economically marginalises the Tamil nation and, in addition, in the east and north increasingly denies access to land. Tamils degraded into the social and economic underclass inevitably resist; to put down the challenge the oligarchy ensured Sinhalese monopoly of employment in, and control over, the armed forces.

    The hitherto independent Tamil nation was debased into an internal colony, euphemistically referred to as the numerical ‘minority’, whose members supposedly enjoyed equality based on individual rights and one-man-one-vote universal franchise that, in reality, entrenched Sinhalese majoritarianism and stacked the political cards against the collective Tamil people.

  381. However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state.

    It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities.

    As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

    However, this is not merely a peculiarity of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, but a consequence of the Sinhala supremacist logic embedded in the very fabric of this post-colonial state.

    It is clear, after all, that the international community is, through its myriad actions, seeking to create the space for the peaceful and secure flourishing of the island’s long-suffering non-Sinhala communities.

    As such, the world is now gradually discovering what the Tamils have been experiencing for six decades: that Sinhala supremacy, not equitable governance, is the central register for Sri Lanka’s strategic decisions.

  382. Sri Lanka militarize its diplomatic service; Shavendra Silva, accused of war crime to UN http://tamilnational.com/news-flash/2689-sri-lank

    Major General Shevendra Silva, the 58 Division Commander during war and an accused in the war crime has been appointed as Sri Lankan diplomat to the United Nations (UN) and will take up his new post soon, a Sri Lanka news report says.

    The Daily Mirror online yesterday quoting sources at the External Affairs Ministry said that Shevendra Silva has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York and will take up his new post soon.

    Major General Silva’s appointment to the UN comes amidst human rights allegations being raised against the government and the military which resulted in UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon appointing a panel to advise him on Sri Lanka.

    Foreign Ministry sources said that after taking over from former Deputy Permanent Representative Bandula Jayasekera, Major General Silva is expected to “clear the air” over the concerns being raised at the UN regarding Sri Lanka and the final stages of the war against the LTTE which ended last year.

    Major General Shavendra Silva was allegedly among those mentioned by MP Sarath Fonseka in a media interview where he had said that the former 58 Division Commander had received orders to shoot at sight LTTE suspects who came with white flags to surrender to the army during the final stage of war.

    Meantime, another online news report said that the government has decided to appoint Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN next month.

    Quoting government sources, the news report said that the Defence Secretary has proposed the name of Major General Chandrasiri to replace Dr. Palitha Kohona at the Sri Lankan Mission in the UN in New York.

    It further said that the Sri Lanka government is on a drive to militarize the diplomatic service and the Defence Secretary had promised diplomatic appointments to senior military officers who served during the war and Major General Chandrasiri’s appointment is believed to be one such appointment.

    Protest in UK

    Tamils in UK protest against the diplomatic postings of Wasantha Karannagoda and Prasanna Silva, who have committed war crimes to the high commission in UK.

    British Tamil Forum (BTF) have voiced their objections to the proposal to appoint former Navy Chief Commander Wasantha Karannagoda as the High Commissioner to the UK and Major General Prasanna Silva as the deputy high commissioner.

    The Sri Lankan government has ignored the protests and has requested the British government to permit the appointment of the two officers to the respective posts in the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

    The British government has been informed by the Sri Lankan government that if the British were truly committed to wiping out international terrorism, the government would permit the two appointments as it would help breakdown one of LTTE’s most active international wings in London.

  383. Sri Lanka militarize its diplomatic service; Shavendra Silva, accused of war crime to UN http://tamilnational.com/news-flash/2689-sri-lank

    Major General Shevendra Silva, the 58 Division Commander during war and an accused in the war crime has been appointed as Sri Lankan diplomat to the United Nations (UN) and will take up his new post soon, a Sri Lanka news report says.

    The Daily Mirror online yesterday quoting sources at the External Affairs Ministry said that Shevendra Silva has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in New York and will take up his new post soon.

    Major General Silva’s appointment to the UN comes amidst human rights allegations being raised against the government and the military which resulted in UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon appointing a panel to advise him on Sri Lanka.

    Foreign Ministry sources said that after taking over from former Deputy Permanent Representative Bandula Jayasekera, Major General Silva is expected to “clear the air” over the concerns being raised at the UN regarding Sri Lanka and the final stages of the war against the LTTE which ended last year.

    Major General Shavendra Silva was allegedly among those mentioned by MP Sarath Fonseka in a media interview where he had said that the former 58 Division Commander had received orders to shoot at sight LTTE suspects who came with white flags to surrender to the army during the final stage of war.

    Meantime, another online news report said that the government has decided to appoint Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN next month.

    Quoting government sources, the news report said that the Defence Secretary has proposed the name of Major General Chandrasiri to replace Dr. Palitha Kohona at the Sri Lankan Mission in the UN in New York.

    It further said that the Sri Lanka government is on a drive to militarize the diplomatic service and the Defence Secretary had promised diplomatic appointments to senior military officers who served during the war and Major General Chandrasiri’s appointment is believed to be one such appointment.

    Protest in UK

    Tamils in UK protest against the diplomatic postings of Wasantha Karannagoda and Prasanna Silva, who have committed war crimes to the high commission in UK.

    British Tamil Forum (BTF) have voiced their objections to the proposal to appoint former Navy Chief Commander Wasantha Karannagoda as the High Commissioner to the UK and Major General Prasanna Silva as the deputy high commissioner.

    The Sri Lankan government has ignored the protests and has requested the British government to permit the appointment of the two officers to the respective posts in the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

    The British government has been informed by the Sri Lankan government that if the British were truly committed to wiping out international terrorism, the government would permit the two appointments as it would help breakdown one of LTTE’s most active international wings in London.

  384. Major General Prasanna Silva appointed to the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/07/28/m

    Will the British Government authorise military officials accused of ‘War Crime’ to work in UK?

    Will this not lead to organised Killing and Kidnapping of Tamil community members in UK?

    The Defence Secretary has decided to appoint Major General Prasanna Silva, who was the Commanding Officer for Mullaitivu, to a position at the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK, sources from the Defence Ministry said. Major General Jagath Dias and Major General Prasanna Silva are accused of being responsible for the death of thousands of Tamil civilians during the killing of 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009.

  385. Major General Prasanna Silva appointed to the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK http://www.uktamilnews.com/index.php/2010/07/28/m

    Will the British Government authorise military officials accused of ‘War Crime’ to work in UK?

    Will this not lead to organised Killing and Kidnapping of Tamil community members in UK?

    The Defence Secretary has decided to appoint Major General Prasanna Silva, who was the Commanding Officer for Mullaitivu, to a position at the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK, sources from the Defence Ministry said. Major General Jagath Dias and Major General Prasanna Silva are accused of being responsible for the death of thousands of Tamil civilians during the killing of 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009.

  386. Profile – List of culpable Individuals accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka

    Culpable Individuals who have been accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka, during the 2009 blood-bath on the beaches are now being posted to diplomatic posts and seeking diplomatic immunity. Todate, Sri Lankan Government has posted 3 such high ranking officers who were directly involved in the massacre of tamils. War Without Witness is in the process of collecting the list and evidences related to perpetrators of war crimes in Sri Lanka and the below is not a full list. Human Rights Organisations and Human Rights activists around the world are urged to share this informaton with your respective Country Foreign Ministry/Home Ministry and Intelligence Agencies/National Security Bodies urgently to prevent these War Criminals seeking diplomatic immunity.
    http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

  387. Profile – List of culpable Individuals accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka

    Culpable Individuals who have been accused of War Crimes in Sri Lanka, during the 2009 blood-bath on the beaches are now being posted to diplomatic posts and seeking diplomatic immunity. Todate, Sri Lankan Government has posted 3 such high ranking officers who were directly involved in the massacre of tamils. War Without Witness is in the process of collecting the list and evidences related to perpetrators of war crimes in Sri Lanka and the below is not a full list. Human Rights Organisations and Human Rights activists around the world are urged to share this informaton with your respective Country Foreign Ministry/Home Ministry and Intelligence Agencies/National Security Bodies urgently to prevent these War Criminals seeking diplomatic immunity.
    http://warwithoutwitness.com/index.php?option=com

  388. Rip

    EDE

    No one can stomach your endless bile and drivel promoting the extremist views

    You are the perfect example for those who study lowest common denominator propaganda.

    For a trip down a lane of silly conspiracies, illogical suppositions and just plain dumb-ass racist apologies this is the place to be

  389. Dear thugs,

    You are barking up the wrong tree without submitting the concrete evidence.

    What exactly are you planning to do, dishing out all these egregious lies?

    Your only aim must be laying a robust foundation to strengthen your racial thoughts all the way.

    Your arguments are baseless and fabricated.

    Your intention is purely to attach a black mark to honest and truthful Tamil.

    Have you ever thought about the feasibility of such plan?

    You are a sad residue of the sick racist's lamentation.

    Indubitably your inferiority complex and duplicity is well-expressed in your groundless accusations.

    You must be in an uphill struggle after failing in this first attempt.

    Keep trying… 🙂

  390. All signboards in the Sinhala only

    Cultural and psychological attack on Tamils in Jaffna

    A Tamil diaspora visitor who recently went to see the archaeological site at Kantharoadai in the heart of Jaffna peninsula found all signboards in the site in Sinhalicized Sinhala. Further, he was asked to remove shoes to walk the site, indicating that this important heritage site of the people of Jaffna is fast becoming a cult centre of contemporary Sinhala-Budhhism to culturally and psychologically alienate the people of Jaffna from their land. Ancient remains of Buddhism in Tamil land are not a cultural property of today’s genocidal Sinhala-Buddhism. What is happening in Jaffna is perhaps the ‘reconciliation’, meant by the ‘culture and development’ pundits, commented an academic in Jaffna.

    The Tamil name of the archaeological site is Kantharoadai, meaning the pond of Kanthar.

    But the signboards presently displayed in the archaeological site give a Sinhala name Kadurugoda for the site. The description boards in the site are entirely in Sinhala.

    Besides, the Archaeology Department has also translated the name Chu'n'naakam of the nearby town, from Tamil into Sinhala Hu’nugama, even though the latter was never in usage.

  391. The British Tamil youth who set out to highlight the need for an international investigation into Sri Lanka’s war crimes through an awareness-raising walk from London to the United Nations in Geneva is near the end of his journey, fellow activists said. Well wishers from several European countries are traveling to Switzerland to welcome him there. Gobi Sivanthan has almost reached Geneva, activists said Thursday night. Whilst French media outlets have reported regularly on his progress through France, local and national police have provided support along the way to facilitate Sivanthan and his supporters. Meanwhile, a group of British Parliamentarians hailed the youth’s efforts, describing it as “a noble mission for a noble cause.”