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Report release put on hold pending discussion between Ban-Ki-moon and G.L. Peiris scheduled for April 23rd

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By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

A one to one discussion has been scheduled for Saturday April 23rd between United Nations Secretary – General(UN SG) Ban Ki moon and Sri Lankan External affairs minister Prof.Gamini Lakshman Peiris.

UN SG Ban Ki moon

It is learnt that the release of the report on Sri Lanka by the three member advisory panel appointed by Ban Ki moon has been put on hold pending the outcome of the pow –wow between the UNSG and Prof.Peiris.

Earlier the report was to be formally released on Thursday April 21st. It has now been delayed.

Informed sources in Colombo said that Ban Ki moon had agreed to put the report release on hold due to a specific request made by Prof.GL Peiris. The external affairs minister had urged the UNSG not to release the report until the issue is discussed in depth with him.

Ban Ki moon had consented to the request and a discussion has been scheduled for April 23rd.

According to sources Prof.Peiris will either fly out to New York for the discussion or engage in a New York-Colombo conversation over Skype.

Sources in Colombo were optimistic that the Lankan external affairs minister would be able to convince Ban Ki moon that the report should not be released to the public.

A copy of the report was handed over to the Sri Lankan mission to the UN in New York on April 12nd.

Thereafter the UN SG had been delaying the release of the report as he was expecting Colombo to submit its response to him. Ban Ki moon had intended to release both the report and the response simultaneously.

Colombo however was yet to prepare its response although a four member team has been appointed to deal with the issue.

Prof G.L. Peiris & UN SG Ban-Ki-moon

It is highly unlikely that Prof Peiris would hand over the official Sri Lankan response to Ban Ki moon on Saturday

Meanwhile in a controversial development excerpts from the report and the executive summary have appeared in the Colombo media.The UN has attributed the media reports to “leaks” in Colombo.

Political observers view the proposed discussion between Ban Ki moon and GL Peiris as a last ditch attempt by Sri Lanka to prevent release of the advisory panel report. The panel comprises Marzuki Darusman ( Indonesia), Chair; Yasmin Sooka ( South Africa); and Steven Ratner ( United States).

While sources in Colombo were hopeful of Prof.Peiris being able to prevent the report release journalists covering the UN were not that positive of such an outcome.

These journalistic sources stated that events have proceeded to a level where the UN SG would have no choice other than to release the report.

Pressure exerted by powerful western nations and International human rights agencies on Ban Ki moon would ensure such release . “At best there may be further delay but the release is inevitable” said these sources.

If the scheduled discussion between Ban Ki moon and GL Peiris is aborted or ends in failure the 196 page report could be released on Monday April 25th these sources said.

Such a release is possible even if Sri Lanka does not submit its official response on time said these sources.

APPENDIX ONE – UN press release

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING

BY FARHAN HAQ, ACTING DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON ~ THURSDAY, 21 APRIL 2011

UNITED NATIONS CONFIRMS INTENTION TO RELEASE SRI LANKA PANEL OF EXPERTS REPORT

• In response to questions about the report of the Panel of Experts concerning Sri Lanka, the Spokesperson confirmed that it remains the United Nations’ intention to publish the report, in full and without amendment.

• “It is our intention to release it as soon as is possible, and we still would like to publish it simultaneously with a response by the Sri Lankan Government,” he said.

• “We are still trying to ascertain whether they are willing to avail themselves of this offer,” he added.

• Asked further about why the report has not been published yet, the Spokesperson said that the United Nations is in talks with the Sri Lankan Government, including through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations, to see whether Sri Lanka would avail itself in good faith of the opportunity to respond to the report.

• He emphasized that the United Nations would issue the report in full. At the same time, it was allowing the involved Member State to exercise its own right to respond.

• Asked why the report had been written, Haq recalled that one of the key principles of the agreement reached in 2009 between the Secretary-General and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was to establish accountability. The Secretary-General named the Panel of Experts in 2010 in order to explore the issue of accountability regarding the Sri Lanka conflict, and the report is the result of the Panel’s work.

• Asked whether the Panel overstepped its mandate, the Spokesperson said the report would speak for itself. He added that the Secretary-General believed the Panel had performed its job conscientiously.

• Asked about leaks, Haq said that the United Nations has kept scrupulously to its word to keep the contents of the report confidential until it is released.

APPENDIX TWO – News Report in “Daily Mirror” of April 22nd 2011

Report detrimental to UN system: Govt. Says panel oversteps mandate

By Dianne Silva

The government yesterday said that the publishing of the report by the United Nations Panel of Experts would seriously harm the UN system. “The consequences to the UN by publishing the report are far from fortunate. The publishing of the report will inflict even greater damage on the UN system than for Sri Lanka. The UN is based on principles and this action compromises on these core values,” External Affairs Minister G.L Peries said.

Speaking to the media the Minister said the publishing of the report was fundamentally wrong. “It is wrong to publish this report or take any steps based on the findings or recommendations of this report,” he said.
The Minister questioned the purpose of publishing a report that was sanctioned for an advisory purpose alone.

“If this Panel was set up to advise the Secretary General then what need is there to make it public?” he questioned.

He further charged that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “transforming” the mandate of the body from an advisory one to an investigative one. “It was stated on six different occasions by the Secretary General that this Panel was a purely advisory one, why is it now being twisted to take on a role outside its mandate,” the Minister said.

The Minister also reiterated the government stance that the Panel was not one sanctioned by the UN but rather a personal appointment by the Secretary General for advisory purposes. “The panel has overstepped its mandate and is not a formal UN body,” he said. He also refuted claims that the report had been forwarded to the Security Council.

When asked whether the UN had granted the government an opportunity to reply the Minister said that formulating a reply was an arduous task. “This report has been seven months in the making, how are we to reply to a 200 page document in a matter of days,” he asked. The Minister said a panel comprising of three former Secretaries of the Ministry of External Affairs had been appointed to look into the matter.

He informed the media that a briefing of the diplomatic community had been held last morning to inform them of the government’s stance.

The Minister refused to comment on contents of the report or to clarify whether four members of the government had met with members of the UN Panel of Experts in New York.

Prof. Peries also claimed that the Sri Lankan government had no hand in leaking the report to the media. “This would be contrary to our self-interest. I am here asking them not to publish the report so what purpose would it serve us to have it made public” he questioned.
He further reiterated that the UN should allow for the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to be allowed to fulfil its mandate by May this year.

“Will the release of this report build national unity in the country and further our process of reconciliation? These are the needs of the hour and the report will not serve any of these purposes, rather it will work contrary to these aims,” he said.

Peries said the report such as the Goldstone report on Gaza had been retracted by the author himself for being erroneous and drew parallels between this occurrence and Sri Lanka.

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69 Comments

  1. What right has the Sec Gen to publish a report when all he wanted was expert advice.?
    Let him act on expert advice. If he publishes it and if the report contains unsubstantiated data just sue the fellow and the panel in International court. The panel is NOT a UN panel but a pvt advisory panel as Ban ki Moon himself said.

    Publishing un substatiated data and fact would tantamount to a malicious attempt to tarnish this country and the peace obtained.

  2. jey i guess or may be i am wrong i have the distinction of commenting on this article first lol.while it is appreciative of the efforts made by srilankan government in trying to convince united nations not to release the report it would have been more appropriate if it had set up an accountability commission not the LLRC which is a toothless tiger sorry when it comes to srilanka it should be always lion i always forget this fact.if you go back to the basics srilankan society is terror struck in the past on the one hand tamils were caught between tigers and srilankan government with no where to go.similarly now srilankans irrespective of their ethnicity and particularly tamils dont have any saviours to look forward to adding on to the miseries are the white van culture,muzzling of press and general lack of accountability and culture of impunity which prevails in srilanka.with this atmosphere lessons learnt and reconciliation commission would have been an exercise in farcicality and futility it would not have served any purpose.imagine if some victims accuse srilankan army for the loss of their family members what is the guarantee that victims and their family will be protected or allowed to lead a normal life thereafter hence united nations is correct in coming out with a comphrehensive report on human right violations which took place at the end of the war.it is selfevident truth that greater responsibility is on a government becoz it is elected for the people and it does not represent for a particular ethnic or religious sect rather it stands for the entire section of the population hence it is right on the part of human right activists to clamour for accountability on part of srilankan government though tigers are also responsible for killing of tamil civillians.only concession one can give to srilankan government is to have a real united nations trial something like what happened in dublin where victims testified without fear who knows victims of tigers will also come out with truth about what happened and how tigers also killed their kith and kin so that world will know the truth.let united nations publish the report.

  3. This report will be released by the UNSG, regardless of what GOSL wants. The battle for the hearts and minds of the UN members will start then, as UNSG has no authority to initiate any war crimes investigation against a UN member state. That can be done only by the General Assembly and the Security Council with veto powers.

    If UN decides to move ahead with such an investigation, that is a big if, given the veto powers of Russia and China and the generally very good relations that SL has with many countries (excluding the usuals bunch of the Western countries), things could get pretty uncomfortable to the GOSL. That would be unfortunate as the current SL leadership is the only one in sight that can resolve the ethnic issues of the country to some degree. No one else, in the past or in the foreseeable future, will have the support of the common Sinhalese, Without which nothing can get resolved.

    There is the other interesting possibility. That if the UN persists, MR will not go for a third term but instead ask someone close to or within the family (Namal R?) to take over the leadership of the party and contest the presidential election. Given their current popularity with the rural Sinhalese, one can imagine a Presidential Election fraught by the current leadership on how UNP with the collusion of the West and NGOs, forced off one of the most popular leaders the country has seen. The UNP, who rightly or wrongly has to carry that cross being too close to the West even now, could be in for real trouble in such a situation. All this is pure conjecture of course.

    What ever happens, I think UN will come to the realization that UNSG has opened a pandora’s box here. Having set a precedent, how is the UN going to prevent a future UNSG from initiating similar advisory panels to “advice” him or her on how to react to other situations on his/her whim? First and foremost Israel comes to one’s mind. Even more interesting would be if influential Arab countries “prevail upon” a future UN Secretary General to initiate a panel on say.. Kashimir?

  4. This meeting will not change the attitude of UN towards SL gov. They will publish this so called report and MR government will use it to further strengthen his government. What can UN or any other organization can do to a government as popular as this.

  5. My gut feeling is that Ranil Wickremasinghe is heading for the Nobel Prize for Peace 2012 whilst Mahinda Rajapakse is likely to get entangled between international isolation, sanction, insult (as in the case of Time magazine saga) and eventual indictment.

    40,000 cries for justice from their graves?
    God punishes eventually?
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  6. Any sensible person can deduce why the SL govt. wants to stop the publication of the Panel’s report.
    Inorder to hide how the war was conducted, the Govt. asked all independent media. NGO’s and other such obervers
    to leave the war zone. Even now after 2 years of ending the war, independent journalists and any foreign observers
    are restricted to visit the affected ares. Selected foreigners are taken on conducted tours.
    For example, Al Jazeera reporer was not allowed to speak to an elected Membeer of Parliament.
    (Incidentally, this MP escaped from an attempted assasination within days of such refusal).
    How foolosh to request the UN not to publish the report.

  7. Now it is a crying, wailing and winging time.

    The present government along with the previous regimes ever since the fateful polls of 1956 have used the Tamil community as a tool of bullying but in their cockiness of defeating the justified freedom struggle of the Tamil people brought misery to the lives of the economically weak people and the destruction of themselves..

    All who do not exhibit blind loyalty to the self proclaimed Brutal king and his cohorts are un-ceremoniously termed as traitors but it was the sinhala troops themselves who sold for reasons of their survival to feed their kith and kin the proof in the pudding, sold the heinous pictures of their doings now the king is groaning and ,moaning that he has to walk the plank.

    Hopefully at the end of this long road the poor folk who have no other choice but to live in this hellhole irrespective of their caste or creed will see the light at the end of the tunnel. R j.

  8. The SL goverment’s position is the UN report is ‘flawed’. Therefore, the SL government surely must be in a position to expose these ‘flaws’. The SL government, however, seems to be desperately trying to prevent the UNSG making the report public. Why? Is it because the answer is in the report itself?

  9. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…… very funny…To be or Not to be…..SG is in such a dire dilemma so to speak…

    typically sri lankan style ….we are all human afterall..SG is not difference….

    What a plight the SG has put himself simply becos of this ‘lida laga sangam’Report?

  10. First you have to find out how much these panel received from Tamil diaspora to alter this report. Check their bank accounts.

  11. We have to understand very clearly what reallly happen at the last stages of the war. We saw British and French foreign ministers were present in Sri Lanka and requested to hold the military operations and negotiations. Because they were fully aware the culprit who made the country miserable going to besieged and charge against him. As a sovereign nation nobody can dictate terms to our motherland. Beacuse of two reasons reason one, this not a British colony or as sovereign nation president has to protect the people of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has enough intelligence to solve matters with diplomacy as well. But in this instance national security had to be established, and it was done by the Governmetn of Sri Lanaka’s Security Forces against most ruthless terrorist outfit of the world Called LTTE. So militarily defeated the culprit and the clan and it was inevitable achieved.

    Ban Ki Moon (pvt) limited has appointed a three member panel to advise him on accountability issues. Well they need to understand what are the repercussions could arise being puplishing such a thing. Is this the stance of a new policy of powerful western countries. If they going to do this I am sure the world body might stinks by itself because of the stance they are showing to indian ocean island. I have a feeling since we are a sovereign nation and a proud nation the non aligned and Great Russia and China need to stand in front of us. We are a proud nation comprised of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers. We need protect our motherland and stand for the country to defeat all kinds conspiracies agaist it. It is inavitable that this country will go forward prosperity in the five years time.

  12. If the criminals think that they did’nt commit any crimes, they can come forward without fear and face the International Criminal Court. The LLRC was appointed to bail out war criminals. This is also like other hundreds of commissions appointed by government to cover up state terrorism. I strongly feel that the advisory pannel missed most important matters such as cluster bombs, chemical bombs and other internationally banned weapons used by SriLankan armed forces against innocent Tamil civilians. Even after two years, this regime is not thinking of any kind of reconciliation. This LLRC is an eye-wash. Ban Ki Moon has the responsibility to pass this case immediately to the ICC for immediate action ( indict war criminals).
    The UN should not set bad example by allowing war criminals who massacred more than 100,000 Tamil civilians, to escape.

  13. UNSG were to publish the report which was solely for advisory purpose as an investigative report, this is deceit on the part of the UNSG. At stake is the credibility of the UNSG & moreover of the Organisation, the UN itself.

    If this advisory report was to be published, its will be at the insistence & the pressure exerted by powerful western nations and Intl. HR organisations. This being the case, how independent & reliable is the UN as an Organisation ?

    If this report were to be published, it will certainly split the membership of the UN.
    Further, GOSL need not urge the publication of the report due to its original nature.

    Its interesting note the hidden agenda behind those who exert pressure & the future of the neutrality of the UN.
    There are many wars fought right now & which were fought before.

    In the worst case scenario, UN interest will be better served if the UN was to be shifted to a neutral principality. However, money will there toooo.

  14. 600 Policemen surrendered and were killed…! Civilian woman targeted a minister and exploded her bra….! No UN reports are needed. Sri Lanka stand your ground.. To Hell with Moon..!

  15. When Prabakaran killed Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims , nobody talked about human rights. Prabakaran killed my parents and brothers.He ruled Sri Lanka 30 years. He was the one decided who should be the President in Sri Lanka. He killed anybody who was not in his side. He was a threat to maitain democracy. If he won the war , today no human right cries from UNO or from western countries. Western countries and US always want to see countries are divided. It is happening now in Arabs countries. When such a devil who eats human flesh was killed, why all these western countries are angry with Sri Lanka.They don’t like buddhist country is coming up from ASIA.REligious agenda also behind all such activities.Today all citizens are living happily. REv. Cardinal Melcom Rangith also prasing this situation. All Temils, Muslims and Sinhalese are happy today. Only America, England, Norway, France,ntries EU countries and LTTE in froeign countries want to bring our country war crime court.

  16. Non-Uniformed/Civilian Deaths in South Vietnam

    The Viet Cong and on occasion North Vietnamese regulars often wore civilian clothes. Civilians could thus be mistaken for a being a member of one side and be shot.
    They were sometimes killed simply from being caught up in the midst of a battle. South Vietnam suffered the majority of an estimated[1] 2,000,000 Vietnamese civilians killed this way.[4]
    Rummel’s review of the various data led to a mid-level estimate of 843,000 civilian deaths in both North and South Vietnam. The detailed Figures are not complete, but the mid-level R.J. Rummel estimates are that around 391,000 South Vietnamese civilians died.
    Another 643,000 died as the communist North Vietnamese consolidated power after their victory in 1975. Rummel’s low-level estimate was 361,000 South Vietnamese civilians and his high-estimate was 720,000.[

    I am very curious about the 643,000 who died after the war… Let’s bring thing into perspective…

    Sri Lanka is far from being un-reasonable…

  17. How many American or North Vietnamese officers or politicians are made to account for the numbers…? Was the UN around then? or… should we consider appointing a UN panel to investigate the atrocities…?

  18. Western Countries will never go far beyond and clash with india, thats what happened during the war, wiki leaks revealed it, If they really want to stop the war they would have stopped it, please note that they took action against libiya in just 2 months, there were series of action by western countries been started against LTTE in the year 2006 and that played a vital role in crushing the Tigers, without west without india without china GOSL couldnt have achieve this victory, however all countries requested to minimize civilian casualities and start a meaningful dialogue & reconciliation, but srilankans went on killing in mass numbers, killing surrendees inhumane treatment of civilians not just in wanni but at large in north and east, chasing out NGO’s, barring reporters from war zone untill today, even after the war abduction, extra judicial killing, iron hand on press freedom, undemocratic resolution adopted under the cover of war victory, centralising the powers, mushroom of buddha statues in north and east, state triumphalism is rampant, after two years of war no rehabilitation and reconstruction process for displaced and resettled. It shows what the srilankans are upto, Is any one out there truly believing that GOSL will reconcile and put forward a solution? those who advocate for internal solution can they show a single example from the history of srilanka? Can peace be achieved with out justice?

  19. There is no doubt that LTTE carried out terror attacks, thats why they are proscribed in most of the western countries, they brought only miseries to the tamils however srilankan atrocities and massacres of tamils beginning long before LTTE comes in, I heard lot of terror and horror from many of my relatives how brutal the sri lankan government against tamils since the independent, if i start listing crime against tamils i dont know how many thousands of pages will it run

  20. Let God decide.Truth does not have to hide.Hope all parties will see that the report is made public.We all need to know what really happened.

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  22. SHYAMALI ,UK, WORLD BIGGEST TERRERIST CRIMES HAPPEND SRILANKA IN LAST 30 YEARS BY TAMILS.NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO DO ANOTHER CRIME FOR SRILANKANS THRAWING LOTS OF MONEY. BUT NEVER CAN NOT WIN LTTE. BECAUSE THEY ARE REAL CRIMERS.

  23. Noel…the man who was responsible for killing 600 surrendering SL police men is NOW very good friend with your honourable King Mahinda. In fact, your king made him the deputy of SLFP. Your question should be directed towards the SL judiciary system, which in fact totally controlled by your honourable president MR. In the end, what can you do? what is your MR doing with these criminals? Mate, please ask yourself before posting stuff here. Mate, again I tell you, I want to hold your hand to fight for all the injustices caused to Sri Lankans by both LTTE and “quasi” regimes….are you ready? do you have the mindset to accept the reality? DBSJ has started this blog as a bridge to build trust between both races……let’s try to meet his expectation at least to justify the liberty he allows us to exercise on his blog.
    DilshanF – mate, very dissapointed again….to hear from you, i am very saddened. You cannot build up a democratic nation on injustices. Mate, you won’t understand the pain till you go through it. Let me tell you something, it’s in your hand ( as in majority’s hands) to fix things up, else this problem will never put to sleep. Hear it from a young diaspora, if this long living problem is not solved in a proper manner when the time is right…it will repeat and loss will be for both races. Bringing long lasting peace to the asian pearl is in your hands……

  24. Ban ki Moon’s report would be the key issue for the global community to get split up form UN and form a non aligned nations ORG. to protect the world from UN Predetors. proposed UN report would prove the world that UN is a crooked pro Western entity activated like puppet on the string. America has no interest on SL soil other than a military base
    However they like to help LTTE under hand to create an ELam Country as a launching pad for west to destabilize India. Indian, Chinese economical growth affect and weaken the power of the west. Americans know that they do not want to mess around with Chinese and India is a huge country with micsed up ethnic population and religious groups. We predict the popularity of President Mahinda Rajapaksha would be growing as a true leader globally and UN cannot prove anything else other than that they are crooked pro Western puppets organization. All Asian Countries including middle east should split up from from UN and you will see a peace in Asia.
    2012 is a key year where there would be lots of changes Globally and look forward for it.

  25. We are expecting our parliment jester Hon. Lemonpuff Weerawansa to begin another fart unto death fast for 3 more days begining May day like what he did last year. We all know his famous bribe drama during President election, now he is going to produce another drama, the UN panel took bribe from LTTE supporters. He is building a palace for himself with all the bribe what he receives and he thinks all others are also like him.

    The people in Sri Lanka loves entertainers like Wimal and Mervin, they vote to keep these jokers in parliment for ever.

  26. LTTE is a big business for many Tamils live in Canada US UK and Australia at he cost of lives of Sri Lankans living in SL. Govt.of SL is a legally elected govt and UN was sleeping and closed their eyes while LTTE slaughter thousands of innocent Muslims,Tamils and Sinhalese civilians counting over one hundred thousand. Also it was a business for SL politicians and many more in both sides to be in power. Mahinda Leadership was the best thing happen to Tamils,Muslims and Sinhalese live within the country.
    Of course Pro LTTE Tamils lost their Money collecting and fund raising activities in foreign countries.
    CREATION OF NON ALIGNED NATION IS THE SOLUTION BEYOND 2012 and it should start happening from SRI LANKA.

  27. jagan sriram says:
    April 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

    the white van culture,muzzling of press and general lack of accountability and culture of impunity which prevails in srilanka.with this atmosphere lessons learnt and reconciliation commission would have been an exercise in farcicality and futility it would not have served any purpose.imagine if some victims accuse
    ______________________________________________________

    OK now u think LLRC is useless because of the above.
    However you promote an accountability commission.
    Now can you please tell me how could this commission become successful in the same enviorenmnet?
    or are u suggesting that all witness should first be given asylum in India/ USA before the hearing?

  28. Will Mahinda honestly dialog with democraticaly elected tamil party to implement federal idea for devolve the power
    with civil war erupted Tamil speaking NorthEast area ASAP? or wasting more time and using his duplicity politics to warn UN and UNSG for hiding whole pumpkin into the plate of rice?

    Mahinda-Ban ki moon, honeymoon already ended by this report. has he really ready to sit on the electric chair or go beyond the 13th amendments as he said before? Whatever ‘Mahinda Sinthanaya’ without right remady to Native Tamils from Sinhalese nothing going to reduce the oncomming effect.

  29. It’s sad to see that the UN has once again fallen prey to the Western financial culpability/domination and their vested interest! Is that the mandate of the UN? Will the UN HR Council intervene if the US, France or UK breaks into civil war and when the State/Govt. uses its army /military forces to repeal domestic violence [terrorist]. Or is the word “terrorist” inter changeable to suit the UN HR Council and its vested alliance.

    Why did the UN not intervene in US, UK or France? Or when US African community where persecuted by the white American government backed cults/clans [http://www.counterpunch.org/stephens05132005.html ]? Or has the UN HR Council forgotten Ireland’s civil war and its leaders? Or more recently, when Bush, Dickcheny were found fabricating WMD’s in order to gain access to natural resources, at the expense of many thousand Iraqi lives [see wikileaks/John Perkins http://www.johnperkins.org/ also see http://www.counterpunch.org/stephens05132005.html%5D ?? Why is there no probe into the Abu Gharib torture chambers? Why not investigate the Goldstone report? Why not investigate Tony Blair/Gordon Brown’s UK government for war crimes and gruesome torture in Iraq [see UK Guardian 23rd March 2010 & AI report and http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21143%5D? Is this something beyond the scope of UN HR Council when blood is shed with UN impunity and approval? Where is justice and the needed closure to the many families who have suffered by such atrocities at the hands of UK, US and UN/France, what happened “Justice/Democracy to the World at large and their pain”/Investigation into Human Rights ??

    “Let he who is without any sin among you caste the first stone” [John passage-8]

    The idea of ‘International Justice’, ‘Universal Right to Human Rights’ and ‘Human Equality’ is now none existent in the UN charter, it’s a shame to see the UN/US/UK/EU display its duplicity. The instigators subtle hand is evident to all of the Developing World and to all those who see its immorality in their line of work and destabilizing approach opponents of West is Best Ideology. This inaction by the UN HR council and the many lapses of investigation into its own Security Council Members is glaring and shameful to all righteous men. The UN is not worthy of serious thought and its ad hoc work is mere waste of Western Tax Payers Funds. Clearly what this report says it’s good to kill one ethnic group [the Sinhalese and Muslims, Moors, Burghers] who DO NOT seek favor with the West. Or put differently the UN HR Council supports those who sell their motherland to gain political asylum/social welfare from the West/Political patronage. It has been proved beyond reasonable doubt [see wikieleaks/John Perkins] that the same US/UN diplomats who talk about “War Crimes” and “Human Rights” obtain financial support for their own political campaigns/office, with social welfare monies been provided by the so called “domestic tax base” [see Political Corruption in America: an encyclopedia of scandals, power, and greed By Mark Grossman].

    What needs to be understood, is that in any civil conflict there is no one side that is right/wrong, nor can any side hold moral right to inflict death and destruction on another group for want of reason. In that case will the UN HR Council hold LTTE financiers and their sympathizer accountable? Will the UN bring the LTTE to book and also hand out equal punishment to those Sri Lankan’s [Tamils] who funded, colluded with the LTTE -Terrorist Org so deemed by US/UK/EU states, to commit many atrocities and destruction home and abroad? Aren’t they too found to be ‘Mens rea’ or to be held as accessory to mass murder?

    Sri Lanka does not need advice from outsiders. Therefore, let the people of Sri Lanka [all ethnic groups on the ground, who have suffered through a life time of 30 years because of the war, mentally and physically] deal with healing and reconciliation process in manner that will be right by all communities that have been affected. Both parties have had their fare share of death, loss of assets and loss of appreciation for life. Let the people who lived through this on the ground, therefore, deal with the wounds and find a path to mutual self respect, shared reconciliation and dignified co-habitation. The UN can keep its “So called” report in a place where it so chooses it belongs. As it does not belong to the People of SRI LANKA!

  30. An interesting point brought out by colombo.If the report is for advisory purposes only,then why should it be published.It is not an advisory report for the public,but for the secretary general.Of course i think he can say that by publishing it he can get the feedback from people and take future course of action accordingly.Then he can say he took the next step based on the feedback he got from the world at large,because the UN is an international organisation representing the world.

    I think it will still be published very soon. GL will,when he meets banki will harp on the fact that this will destroy the reconciliation process and the TNA-govt talks. banki will probably say he can’t see any progress in the talks anyway.If GL promises progress banki should consider delaying it.He has no obligation to publish it because he got it for his advisory purposes and it is not a official UN document.

    GL will also bring out the LLRC, and say that the UN is going to see some action from it. Banki should say if it is done quickly within say a month he might agree to delay it.

    Reminds me of the resignation letters from all MP’s that JR took and just kept with him.The sword of damocles was always hanging around their head.

  31. Raja hora is not guilty for war crimes, but he us guilty if murdering journalists like lasantha, Eknaligoda,rape , extortion, money laundering, vote rigging and mass scale corruption.

  32. KC is correct. Ranil had been nominated for Nobel prize!
    For being a ‘serial loser’ while being a leader to a political party for the last one decade in South East Asia.

  33. i wonder why sinhalese take a moral high ground when it comes to tamil tigers as if tigers were responsible for all the miseries and their community was responsible,showed restraint and was humane when the facts show that it was on the contrary.if sinhalese did not touch tamil tigers with a barge pole why did mahinda rajapakshe gave prabakaran 18 crores to boycott elections in north east thus paving way for his victory.ranjan why cant u write something sensibly let it be israel or india they never committed human rights violations which srilankan army did not only during last days of the war but even before that.can you explain how krishanthi kumaraswamy was killed and who killed her and what happened to her killers.has justice been done to her family answer is firm no.israel and india are functioning democracy they dont have white vans,their journalist are not fleeing their motherland like what poddala jayantha did and can you point out an incident in kashmir which was similar to srilankan north and east.time after time what i feel is sinhalese have to come to terms with their gruesome past their society was brutal and continues to be brutal it has to apologise to its minorities for what it did and try to unify north and east provide them enough powers so that tamils will live peacefully till then srilanka will continue to boil and those who are responsible for it are not out side let it diaspora,western powers etc rather it is sinhalese themselves.

  34. As the Russians stated, this so called UN Report is not sanctioned by UN members but a personal advisory request from Ban Ki- moon. This outrageous attempt to harm the ethnic reconciliation process underway in Sri Lanka will create bitterness and division among the communities. All the fact finding this panel did was from Tamil diaspora who financed LTTE and the die-hard supporters of LTTE. What do you expect to find ? The mistake the democratically elected Sri Lankan government did was not to allow this panel to visit Sri Lanka and talk to the people who were caught in the middle to find the truth. Government thought this UN panel will destabilise their own Truth and Reconciliation Commission, therefore they refused to cooperate.
    Let us analyse why UN is doing this.

    Prior to the ending of war, internationally banned terrorist outfit LTTE has been running a virtual government in Nnorth and East of the country forcefully taking away the children and training them as suicide bombers ,the concept they invented that other terrorists follow at present. This war has been going on for three decades where LTTE violated the rights of people ruling by the gun financially supported by Tamil diaspora overseas.

    During the final phase of the war in which Sri Lankan forces eliminated the LTTE and rescued hundred of thousands of civilians held captive as a human shield, USA, UK and Norway governments requested SL government to stop the war and offered safe passage to airlift 100 odd top leaders of LTTE and their families. USA did not want SL to be the first country to defeat terrorism when they were in a mess to control Iraq and Afghanistan. Also as per Wiki-leaks the Tamil diaspora virtually blackmailed western politicians for votes if they did not support LTTE. LTTE has smuggled the Tamil diasporas and smartly settled them in certain electorates to get the numbers significant enough have a say.

    Sri Lankan leaders stubbornly asked the West to go to hell. Wiki-leaks confirm what was said to David Milliband and the French FM in Colombo. This is why these countries have a vendetta against Sri Lanka for revenge. They were the colonial masters after all. Now most of the UN funding comes from these western countries especially USA. It is not rocket science to understand UN is a puppet of the western world. UN sanctions, the invasion of countries western powers don’t like / vested interest in resources are paving way to massive human right violation of civilians caught in the middle.

    Ban Ki-moon is near the end of his term in office and is due for re-election. No secretary general is appointed without the blessing of the major funding nations. Who is Mr Ban trying to please now? Sri Lankan nation or his masters who can reappoint him? Ban Ki Moon and his UN does not care a donkey about what the truth is but only their own interests. I wonder what the UN has to say regarding the Iraq indiscriminate bombing (shock and awe tactics), Guantanamo Bay enquiry in US and Iraq enquiry in UK that were swept under the carpet by the respective governments.

  35. The wheel of justice turns slowly, but grinds very finely. The UN is doing it step by step so that there are on the right track and tract. Some one has to be found guilty of genocide, will it be Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gothabaya or Fonseka.One of them will go to The Hague, that is for sure. The rest will go to jail within sri lanka. Ha,ha, and the Tamils who sold the Tamils watch out. The list is being prepared. The ultimate losers will be the innocent singahelese.

  36. When All Tamils, Muslims & Sinhalese are enjoying & happy in Sri lanka after govt of SL: eleminated LTTE & human flesh eating monster Velupillai Prabhakaran, I can understand why UNO, USA, UK, France & Norway are now worried??? Are u worriying because you could not devide SL or U could not control SL President Mr MR? Or in other words that u could not keep the promises given to Tamil diaspora after receiving big bribes. UNO pl think today all are happy but for last 30 yrs what was the situation in SL? Be positive. The main reason for that most of the NGO who are crying after govt of SL destroying LTTE, becuse they lost their presence anymore & they founf guilty of abusing or misusing funds & most of those are connected to drugs transporting internationaly & their transit base was LTTE sunken ships & Floating vesells in the Undian Ocean.

  37. The west is using moral as a weapon to divide and create wars around the world. The west is using democracy and human rights as a weapon to divide and create wars to keep others under them. But the Tamils and Arabs have no idea what is going on. I am a Tamil and I have a business degree and red hundreds of books on politics and western invasions. I live in Canada. I lived 21 years in the western world. I have seen their dirty democracy. But I have no way of educating rest of the Tamils. The Western intelligence members are keeping me isolated, by telling all kind of lies to others in order to keep me isolated from the Tamil community. The Tamil Diasporas will not have a decent Tamil leader, the west is keeping them in blindness in order to use them.

  38. ” am a Tamil and I have a business degree and red hundreds of books on politics and western invasions. I live in Canada. I lived 21 years in the western world. I have seen their dirty democracy ”

    Any plans of moving to a better place in the near future.If so, where ! If not, why.

  39. Intimidation with a report to Ban Ki Moon has no vaalue at this time. When he asks the security council or general assmbly of UN, that will be defeated or simply vetoed by China or Russia. So, LTTE cupporters and anti-Mahinda Sinhalese stop day dreaming.

    Western countries’ dont have a democracy in their foreign policy. Intimidation and thuggery are their weapons to suck the resources of other countries. Iraq is a good example. Collin powell publicly lied at UN about the WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. What was UN doing against American hooliganism. At least a codemnation by UN.. Nooooo!

    One thing is clear. USA and UK targetted Sri lanka for their future expansionist policies and controlling other nations in the Indian ocean. This is another criminal move by the West.

    TNA went Singapore to solve the Tamil problem of Sri Lanka. What a funny news. I hope they went to meet some people to get orders from Americans. TNA functioned as the proxy of LTTE in parliament. They may get green cards for their children and sons in law as reward for their slavary service to Americans.

  40. jagan sriram says:
    April 23, 2011 at 10:22 am
    i wonder why sinhalese take a moral high ground when it comes to tamil tigers as if tigers were responsible for all the miseries and their community was responsible,showed restraint and was humane when the facts show that it was on the contrary.
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    This shows how bias you are and how ignorant you are.

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    israel or india they never committed human rights violations which srilankan army did not only during last days of the war but even before that.

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    Oh! yes ! IPKF was the perfect Army ever. Tamils loved them and embraced them and wanted them to stay on thier lands forever. How wonderful life was when IPKF was in control of N&E….. They were perfect in international laws !!

    U big liers just like the UN panel and its cohorts.

  41. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110424/Editorial.html
    For quite some time now, this newspaper among others, has been urging the Government to get this autonomous think-tank functioning, given the strategic importance of Sri Lanka and the undercurrents in the world of international relations. But, no; for some petty reason, the Government stubbornly ignores the visionary concept of such an institute which bears the name of its founder – and the Government is now running helter-skelter to collate material and put together a white paper that will challenge the various allegations contained in that report.

    It is only now that the gravity of the situation has sunk in — that a group of Western nations, piqued by the way they were treated in the last stages of the war against terror in Sri Lanka (2009) and its aftermath have ganged up with an agenda that is aimed at having serious ramifications on this Government’s leadership and carrying with it, the threat of economic and other sanctions against the country.

    That the Government had a ‘success story’ on the battlefield would have been a story worth telling the world. Instead, the government leaders behaved as if they were suspects of some crime wanting to hide their fingerprints. They made a hash of things from the beginning. Ill advised and cocky, they took this lightly, underestimating the ways and wiles of the Western powers behind what is ex facie, a damning report.

    The report has willfully omitted the mention of the sources of the information except in the case of some satellite imagery the panel has sourced to the UN’s own Military Division. The report also goes well beyond its mandate by discussing political accountability, good governance and the gradual breakdown of power-sharing institutions in Sri Lanka, which a large section of Sri Lankans themselves have issue with; never mind that this is hardly within the panel’s scope.

    This patently gives the panel’s hand away — that of a bigger agenda behind the motives for this report, as the Government rightly claims.

    As was to be expected, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken full advantage of the report to boost his own standing by exploiting the popular support in the country for the war effort. He has plunged into the Deshapremi (patriotism) highway and called for national unity and a show of strength on International Workers Day (May 1) against the UN’s Western-backed agendas. Unfortunately, this is a political show of the ruling coalition of parties and not a national event which would have attracted wider support than a partisan rally.

    The UN report’s findings must be clinically shredded to pieces. The Government must point out the UN Charter -which proclaims the inherent right granted to a sovereign state to self-defence. But just as much as the panel of so-called experts has mixed its apples and oranges, the Government too cannot keep demanding national unity when its own conduct is under scrutiny at home. It can no longer ignore calls from home, for political accountability and good governance by forever relying on the people’s patriotic fervour to bail it out of difficult situations.

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    Few paras from sunday times editorial with words of wisdom.

  42. dear trn,
    i can understand your genuine anguish that when peaceful coexistence was going to take place this un report has come out as there is a saying “vennai thirandu varum neram thazhi udayntha kathayai”.unfortunately llrc cannot work in srilanka for simple reason becoz the atmosphere is not conducive where people disappear with out any ryhme or reason how do you expect ordinary tamils to come forward to testify before a commission which is packed with sinhalese government nominees.imagine you are a victim and you are ready to testify but chances of you surviving for a week is not guaranteed once you testify and tell the truth.this is what i meant an atmosphere of fear and impunity which prevails in srilanka.all the good thoughts which we tamils have or sinhalese clamouring for peace cant happen in srilanka now becoz rajapakshes have become power hungry atleast i guess if chandrika or ranil had been there tamils would have had the confidence unfortunately politics in srilanka is turning to worse similar to india.

  43. jagan sriram says:
    April 24, 2011 at 10:56 am
    dear trn,
    i can understand your genuine anguish that when peaceful coexistence was going to take place this un report has come out as there is a saying “vennai thirandu varum neram thazhi udayntha kathayai”.unfortunately llrc cannot work in srilanka for simple reason becoz the atmosphere is not conducive where people disappear with out any ryhme or reason how do you expect ordinary tamils to come forward to testify before a commission which is packed with sinhalese government nominees.imagine you are a victim and you are ready to testify but chances of you surviving for a week is not guaranteed once you testify and tell the truth.this is what i meant an atmosphere of fear and impunity which prevails in srilanka.all the good thoughts which we tamils have or sinhalese clamouring for peace cant happen in srilanka now becoz rajapakshes have become power hungry atleast i guess if chandrika or ranil had been there tamils would have had the confidence unfortunately politics in srilanka is turning to worse similar to india.
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    My genuine anguish is for gullible morons like u both tamils and sinhalese. Who always point fingers at each other without focusing on reality.
    we in Sl will live our lives the way we want.

    I have been in many discriminatory situations… Although not in this particular 2009 war zone.

    The 2 important facts for reconcilliation is to accept one’s sins/failures and repentance. It will be apparent if so, as the mistakes will not be repeated.

    Yes there are problems with the present government, but this is nothing new to us Sri Lankans. impunity was here for a long time.

    What ever said & done MR & his government is democratically elected, he’s yet the most popular leader. Even we like him or not.
    CBK or RW would’ve not been much different when in comes to impunity.

    Its best that you Indians keep off your nose from SL.

    If we rake out the excreta of IPKF, no need for an oscilator, we can just throw it across mannar and all that shit will fall on your faces, including mahesh & S.Joseph.

    So be careful when trying to clean the shit off the neibhours, you will end up with more shit on your faces.

  44. TRN:
    Your short tempered reply is an example for the current fiasco of Sinhalese in the Diplomatic world.

    When are you and other Sinhalese like you going to throw BUDDHA, Mahavansa and other Indian stuffs over the sea of Mannar?

    Using Chinese card against India never work always. Because China and India are more closer than ever. That is why they formulated the BRICS.If India keep away from this UN Report, Russia too go away and let SL to deal the problem alone!

    Rajapaksas can send Mervin Silvas to deal the problem!

  45. M.Sivananthan

    If we rake out the excreta of IPKF, no need for an oscilator, we can just throw it across mannar and all that shit will fall on your faces, including mahesh & S.Joseph.

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    Go ahead throw it. But we will not defend them. Bring them before Justice.

    Again world is not what it was some 25 years back. Lot of advancements, in information technology. There is much more openness and much more accountability.

    I won’t say everything is perfect, but things are improving.

    Why talk of the atrocities of the IPKF. Why not talk about your own military’s high hand manner.

    You people do not know how to treat one of your own brethren and solve your own problems that you asked for the help from others.

    MR said that he will give military solution to the LTTE which asks for the military solution and he will give political solution to those who ask for it.

    With that promise he sought the help of the friendly countries and he defeated the LTTE obtaining the help of every country including US and India.

    There were many a violation that happened. Those things could have been pardoned if he had assiduously followed it with a political solution.

    He made no move in that regard or he made very very very insignificant steps in that direction.

    You people all talked as though the Jaffna and the Eastern Tamils are all invaders and settlers from India who came only a few hundred years back.

    With your Mahavamsa mentality you twisted the history and denied them their historical claim to their part of the land.

    That was the main reason for the problems in your island.

    First try to have large heart to accept your own faults.

    You have shamelessly teared very many accords into the dustbin.

    Now you talk so many things. Keep talking like this. Let us see what happens.

  46. M.Sivananthan says:
    April 25, 2011 at 12:40 am
    TRN:
    Your short tempered reply is an example for the current fiasco of Sinhalese in the Diplomatic world.

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    It was not a short tempered reply. I have used strong words but not temper. It is out of shear anguish about these 3 indians (Mahesh, Jegan, & S. josph) are pre-occupied in slinging mud at Gosl & sinhalese.

    I also do not like Indians pointing fingers at neigbours when they have lots of shit on their side too. Did u people call for accountability investigation for the crimes committed by IPKF ever? not up to date.

    The conflict in SL is purely internal, Indians in the past and the the LTTE supporters in Tamil diaspora have messed it up to suite their own interests.

    The intrnational community including our neighbour India had been gullible to LTTE propaganda.
    Also we should blame the sub standard Sri Lankan foriegn service – which I would call politically corrupt.

    How do u know I am a sihalese/ a budists? There are many more ethnicities in SL other than Sinhala & tamil.

    u seemed to have jumped in to conclusions prematurely.

  47. TRN:
    You are silent about the honeymoon of UNP and LTTE. Why? India has a moral right to intervene in the TAMIL issue of Sri Lanka. More than 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils are in the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu. When LTTE killed the INDIAN supporters, they fled and live in Orissa. They are numbering more than 50,000. Tamil refugees are not living in China or Pakistan. So, Indian involvement cannot be discounted.

    If you are not a Sinhalese, can I assume you are a MUSLIM?

  48. So finaly the cat is officially out of the bag. Very intersesting feature is that both LTTE and GOSL are culpable of crimes. Either you take or leave both. Got to wait and see if there is a way in between.

  49. So finally the cat is officially out of the bag. Interseting feature is that both LTTE and GOSL are culpable of crimes. Either you take or leave both. Got to wait and see if there is a way in between .

  50. M.Sivananthan says:
    I had trouble to post this comment I’m trying my 3rd time.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:47 am
    TRN:
    You are silent about the honeymoon of UNP and LTTE. Why?

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    The honymoon ended when LTTE betrayed RW at the presidential election. That is irrelavent now.

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    If you are not a Sinhalese, can I assume you are a MUSLIM?
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    Why not assume a male, barata, up country tamil, Kaffir??
    I’d rather look beyound race & relegion. Call me human.

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    India has a moral right to intervene in the TAMIL issue of Sri Lanka. More than 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils are in the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu. When LTTE killed the INDIAN supporters, they fled and live in Orissa. They are numbering more than 50,000. Tamil refugees are not living in China or Pakistan. So, Indian involvement cannot be discounted.

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    now/// the selective amnesia of the Indians!!
    what moral right did India had when it trained LTTE militarily in TN camps? India created the problem to suit its interest. The gullible tamil nationalists were the prey and yet some are.

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    I do not want to drag this issue any further. I have made my point clear no further arguments needed if we accept the facts as they are. Tamils and sinhalese should solve their issues internally. 2 problems preventing this. The hardcore elements in the government… (but only MR at present can pacify them) as majority of the people are with MR still. The TNA’s previous proximity to the LTTE and beign an indian pawn. TNA has to win the trust of the SL majority and the president. Not to the be an ally with tamil diaspora or india. The SL tamil’s problems are more than just political…

  51. “Gnanavalan says:
    I have a business degree and red hundreds of books on politics and western invasions. I live in Canada.”

    I don’t have a business degree, but my COMMON SENSE says that if Sri Lanka takes refuge behind China & Russia to cover its atrocities, soon it will be end up like these failed states such as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Burma and Iran

  52. TRN:
    you are joking or fooling others. LTTE-UNP honeymoon still continues. Ranil carved out an area for LTTE. How? Even the LTTE proxy TNA asked the Tamils to vote for FONSEKA. Hakeem too asked to do so.

    I strongly believe you are a Muslim and try to inject the anti-Indian sentiments in support of Pakistan.

    India never wanted to divide Sri lanka. You should know it!

  53. ***“Will the release of this report build national unity in the country and further our process of reconciliation? These are the needs of the hour and the report will not serve any of these purposes, rather it will work contrary to these aims,” he said. ***
    Do you seriously believe revising of mahavamsa legend with counting of the recent war butchery only contribute the National unity?
    An Eelam citizen

  54. TRN

    The Tamils of the Jaffna and the Eastern Districts are original inhabiotants as you Sinhalese are.

    You deny them their share of history and that is the root carse of the problem there.

    Unless you address this basic issue no reconciliation is possible.

    Until then not only India but any country has got the moral authority to intervene in your island.

    You people have abrogated many a treaties including the 1987 agreement.

    You people cannot be trusted,

    You are the main reason for the emergence of the VP.

    There is a saying in Tamil ‘Veetulae adangathavan oorile adanguvaan’.

    The one who is a rebel/rowdy will be tamed in the outside world.

    You are that kind of people. You deserve Danda niti.

  55. Anonymous:
    Sri Lankan history is always about FOREIGNERS. Tamils and Sinhalese trace their original places out side of Sri lanka.

    The ORIGINAL people of Sri Lanka are now vanished in the history and they were the original Sinhala speakers.

    1987 Agreement was destroyed by the LTTE and UNP. After that LTTE killed thousands of Tamils with the support of UNP Sinhalese.

    Now the Tamils become an untrustworthy elements in the Indian sub continent. “DANDA NEETHI” worked well for the Tamils and not for the Sinhalese!

  56. M.Sivananthan

    Now the Tamils become an untrustworthy elements in the Indian sub continent. “DANDA NEETHI” worked well for the Tamils and not for the Sinhalese!

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    Tamils are not untrustworthy people. It is the Sinhalese who are untrustworthy of their words. They have reneged many an accord, bc-dc etc.

    Read the UN report and then you will for yourself say that the Sinhalese deserve Danda neeti.

  57. Mahesh:
    UN did not issued any report on BC, DC or anything about the honeymoon of UNP and LTTE.

    You better explain why LTTE joined UNP Sinhalese and forgot the so called “TAMIL PROBLEM” and fought with Indian IPKF? What was the politics of the Tamils there?

    LTTE proved that India is their real problem and they were not fighting for the Tamils.So, the UNP too supported LTTE at every crucial stages! So, a pro-Western Agenda was running in the name of TAMIL. That is why LTTE killed thousands of Tamils mercilessly.

  58. Sivanathan, it is the LTTE which was fighting the IPKF and it was joined by the Premadasa govt. You are twisting the story now.

    Premadasa got help from the LTTE to get rid of the IPKF. You better put this question to Premadasa or his party.

    You are twisting the story or the history just like the Sinhalese do to the history of their island with their Mahavamsa.

    Twisting the facts and the history only caused the Vp to be created.

    Please don’t do that again.

  59. LTTE are mercenaries to get an area for the western masters. All the pro-western elements of Sri Lanka including UNP and Catholic Church supported LTTE for the same reason.

    India is an obstacle for the WEST for any direct intervention by the west. That is why LTTE tried all kind of Anti-Indian activities. If they are for the RIGHTS of the Tamils, they never go against India which is the only country concerned about Sri lankan Tamils.

    LTTE never talked politics or economy. But LTTE wanted a separate nation with out Indian intefearence. Because LTTE and their masters know well that India never support a SEPARATE nation hostile to India at the tip of of its South!

  60. Initially the LTTE were treated as freedom fighters. This mercenary kind of tag came later. The rest of the things in your post I am not able to understand. You are talking like Sinhalese always confusing and twisting the story and the history to suit your view point.

    Naturally I can’t answer your posting unless I understand them well.

    Thank you.

  61. wonder if the UN will investigate the bin laden killing who was apparently unarmed .. but resisted with a while saree and a woman ..

    people should have better things to do than investigate the death of terrorists . all inds of wildly exaggerated numbers 10000 to 40000 , really where are the bodies ? what a bunch of nonsese .

  62. I know well how the LTTE and other Tamil militants were financed through Catholic Churches and otehr WESTERN NGOs in the 70s. Resources are the main points to be investigated. If any leader asked to bring 100 rupees from home, how many youths would have joined these organizations? After the bank robberies the input to the militant organizations grewup like cyclone.

    Can you tell why Catholic Church publicly involved in this TAMIL issue? Are the Sinhala Catholics support EELAM? Is Vatican supporting EELAM while 90% of the Tamils are HINDUS?

    In Sri lanka people are not able to support a war with their income. Further how these LTTE terrorists build so many condos in Colombo while they fight for EELAM?

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