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Tamils fearful about re-appearance of disappearances

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj

Hello Friends

The Long – suffering Tamil ethnicity in Sri Lanka is once again getting apprehensive and fearful!

The war between the Security forces of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended three years ago. This resulted in one set of problems faced by ordinary Tamils becoming non – existent. Some problems continued while a new set of problems also emerged.

Now another problem that had seemingly ended is showing signs of re-emerging in a big way.

This is the spectre of enforced disappearances where people are abducted brazenly by armed persons in whte vans or go missing without a trace. This problem that had seemingly ended after the war is now displaying a new resurgence.

It is true that “white vanning” the description given to enforced disappearances never did go away completely. It did linger erupting sporadically here and there amidst intervals. But now disappearances are making appearances on a large scale again.

The past six months from October 2011 to March 2012 have seen 56 cases of reported disappearances. The months of February and March saw 29 disappearances.In one instance the abducted person was released due to political pressure purportedly from the President and defence secretary.

Of the 29 incidents during Feb-Mar months 24 were classified as clear abductions and five as missing. Most of the abductions were done by armed personnel in white vans

16 of the 29 incidents occurred in the Colombo district and 8 in Jaffna district.Unlike the previous season of disappearances five years ago where most victims were Tamils the current phenomenon reveals a mixed bag of victims not restricted to Tamils alone

Despite this many Tamils living in different parts of the Country are getting nervous and worried. Being members of a vulnerable minority with vivid memories of being targets of mass-scale disappearances a few years ago the community frets and fears.

The mood in the Country following the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka makes Tamils more apprehensive. The conduct of Tamil politicians and mass media during this fateful period have angered powerful elements in the country. As such ordinary Tamils are afraid that revenge would be unleashed on them.. One certainly hopes these fears will prove to be liars but they cannot be dismissed lightly at this juncture.

The plants in the media such as the threat about 150 Tigers trained in India infiltrating the Island etc exacerbate these fears. The worry is that this will be used as a pretext to white van young Tamils suspected of being tigers. Tamil entrepreneurs may become targets again is another fear. Paranoid?Perhaps! but the fear is palpable.

There is a creeping sense of negative déjà vu! Memories of the unsavoury not so distant past are revived.

Democratic Peoples Front Leader and former MP Mano Ganesan was of yeoman service to the families of victims when disappearances were at their highest.He was the livewire of the Civil monitoring Commission chaired by Siritunga Jayasuriya that monitored disappearances and provided some solace to affected families.

I recall a meeting organized by Mano Ganesan in April 2007 where families of victims were able to meet Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and articulate their problems.

Sadly the owner of the Hall in which the meeting was held was brutally murdered a few days later

One cannot forget what happened then!

Mano was quoted in an AP news report on this issue recently-

“ Mano Ganeshan of the Civil Monitoring Committee that gathered information on civilian disappearances during the country’s civil war said Monday that abductions are rising again with 37 cases being reported in the past two months” the AFP report stated.

Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to relive it again and again!

I found an article written by me five years ago in April 2007 on the abduction of Tamils and the meeting held in Colombo on April 9th. 2007.

Many of the points in the article are applicable now. The demands articulated at the meeting have a universality transcending time

One can only hope and pray that the problem of involuntary disappearances does not assume gigantic proportions in the days to come as what happened in the days of the past

I am reproducing that article again on my Blog now to draw attention to fears among Tamils about the reappearance of disappearances and to the forgotten human dimension in this issue.

Here it is Friends-DBSJ

A demonstrator cries while holding a picture of her relative who went missing during Sri Lanka’s war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as she takes part in a protest in Colombo September 9, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Reuters via International Crisis Group

Dear Ones of “Disappeared” in depths of Despair

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj

- A Tamil multi – millionaire businessman accused of attempting to de–fraud Customs goes “missing” in Colombo after he threatens to expose involvement of people in high places in corrupt activity. Ransom is demanded and distraught family members pay more than three crores of rupees to two Tamil political groups for the return of the man who is a diabetic. But the missing person who phoned last from Polonnaruwa district is yet to return despite the huge amount paid.

- The vice – chancellor of an Eastern university is threatened by an armed Tamil group and moves to Colombo. His resignation is not accepted by the UGC. The VC attends a top academic conference in a high – security area of Colombo. He is last seen around noon at the venue. Many appeals have been issued and representations have been made to the President himself but the man who went missing many weeks ago remains in the ranks of the “disappeared”.

- The Colombo district organizer of an Up Country Peoples party goes missing in Colombo. Within 48 hours of his disappearance the party concerned crosses over from the opposition to the Government. One MP becomes cabinet minister and another deputy – minister. But the “disappeared” organizer is still missing.

- A young Tamil woman working as financial executive of an airline firm is abducted by unknown persons from her residence in Borupane road, Ratmalana. Nothing is known of her whereabouts so far. In a separate incident another young Tamil woman working as an information tech executive in the private sector is also abducted. But she is fortunate in having UNP Colombo distict MP Thiyagarajah Maheswaran as her uncle. Maheswaran who enjoys close rapport with President Rajapakse pulls strings at a high level and the niece is released.

- Two prominent businessmen – brothers in law – in the jewellery trade return home in a car. The vehicle stops at a Police check point. Two men get in with arms and the vehicle speeds off. One of the businessmen a heart patient is dropped off soon. A ransom is demanded. Negotiations take place and a sum is paid. The missing man returns home. The family keeps “mum”.

- A well – known Tamil broadcaster is abducted on his way to work. He is taken blind- folded to an unknown destination and quizzed by people. The Indian High Commission exerts maximum pressure to get him released. The Indian envoy of that time speaks to President Rajapakse directly. The broadcaster is released with the stern warning that he should not open his mouth.

- A Christian evangelical pastor from Vavuniya district, his two sons and another are on their way to Colombo. They are last seen at the Negombo bus stand. They are reported missing and have been classified as “disappeared”.

- Another Colombo businessman and his employee go missing. His family is informed by his abductors that a hefty amount has to be paid. They are advised to sell off the business and pay up. Meanwhile some relatives have links to “Saffronist” politicians. Through these connections an appeal is made to a powerful personality in defence circles. The man and his employee are released from a camp in the Eastern province.

- A Tamil entrepreneur living in a Western Country goes to Colombo because a family member is terminally ill. His vehicle is stopped at the Negombo road junction by Tamil youths in a pick up. The relative driving him home from the airport is told to keep his mouth shut. Later a massive sum is demanded for his release. The telephone calls are made from Sri Lanka to the foreign country where the family lives.Negotiations are currently on to reduce the sum demanded.

- a woman teacher is abducted in Vavuniya. Her family is middle – class and does not have the ransom demanded for release. But her abductors are well aware of her close relatives abroad and what their financial status. The relatives are asked to pay up. After bargaining an agreed amount is paid and the woman freed.

The above – mentioned incidents are but a few in a long list of similiar ones plaguing the Tamil people of Sri Lanka in recent times. People suddenly disappear or go missing .There have been some incidents where Muslims and Sinhala people have gone “missing” too but the overwhelming cases of “Missing” or “Disappearances” pertain to the Tamil people alone. Though these incidents are loosely called “disappearances” they are really “involuntary disappearances” or “enforced disappearances”.

The “enforced disappearances” of most affluent Tamils are not political or related to counter – terrorist procedures. These are nothing but extortion related abductions. It is now an industry. The actual number of incidents are not reported to the Police or even organizations like the Civil Monitoring Commission. Many people negotiate on their own and get their loved ones released through paying a reduced sum. They later keep silent.

There is strong evidence that sections of the Police and armed forces are collaborating in these enforced disappearances. There is also evidence of people in positions of power providing tacit support to this racket.Against this backdrop the average Tamil victim does not trust the Police, armed forces or the Government. Those who have high level contacts use that influence to get their loved ones out. Others negotiate with the abductors, pay up and secure releases. After getting out most victims either leave the Country or simply keep quiet.

There are however many who remain missing still. There may be a variety of reasons for this. The families of such people are despondent. The only silver lining in that dark cloud is the Civil monitoring Commission convened by Mano Ganeshan the Western Peoples Front leader and Parliamentarian. The chairman is veteran leftist and former Presidential candidate Siritunga Jayasuriya. Politicians such as Vasudeva Nanayakkara, , Lakshman Kiriella,Suresh Premachandran etc are also involved in the commissions activities. The efforts of this body have failed to get any “missing” person released but the awareness created has helped to minimise abductions to some extent.

More importantly it provides an avenue for affected families to complain without fear.

On April 9th the Commission held a conference titled “Expression of grief by families and friends of the disappeared” at the Veeramylan hall in Kadiresan street, Colombo 11. In a welcome development Opposition and United National Party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe participated along with UNP Parliamentarians Lakshman Kiriella, Ravi Karunanayake and John Ameratunga.

It was an emotional atmosphere with family members holding pictures of the disappeared ones and raising cries. When Ranil got up to speak many relatives converged near the stage and requested him to get their loved ones released. They remained sobbing near the stage during his speech. It was like mass funeral without the “departed” loved ones. A visibly moved Wickremasinghe promised to do his best.

According to a newspaper report The Opposition Leader said while the Sri Lankan cricketers are bringing glory to the country the government is damaging its international reputation through extra judicial killings and disappearances. He also blamed the media for being silent on this matter. “I have to question the editors on this matter,” he said. He said the UNP had made an effort to safeguard human rights through an MOU signed with the SLFP, but now that opportunity too had been lost. “I wanted to safeguard human rights through the MOU while others in the party wanted ministerial posts,” he added

Wickremesinghe assured the loved ones of those who had disappeared in the recent past that he would do his utmost to find their loved ones. A large number of relatives of persons, whose loved ones had disappeared and were present at the meeting, became uncontrollable, as they gathered round Wickremesinghe calling on him to find their loved ones. “Please find my husband as I have become helpless with five children after he disappeared,” one woman was heard to say. A petition which called for an independent international human rights mechanism was handed over to him during the meeting.

The following resolution in the form of an appeal was passed at the end of the conference-

“We have gathered here at the initiative and call of Civil Monitoring Commission today to collectively mourn and express our grief at the sudden disappearance of our loved ones. We consider human lives as sacred and that no one, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, caste, social status etc., deserves to be “disappeared”.

We are shocked that this is happening again in our country after the dark past where thousands of young men and women simply “disappeared” never to be heard again. We join their family members and friends in solidarity and share their continued grief.

We are saddened that the present government, headed by a President who had been at the forefront of the struggle against disappearances many years ago along with the family members of the disappeared, has chosen to dismiss the disappearance of our loved ones as something that is not worthy of local and international attention. We are particularly pained at the inability or unwillingness of the government to adequately investigate this situation and their rejection of our efforts and those of local and international groups trying to help us.

Although the government makes out that they are taking steps to address this situation in the form of the Mahanama Tillekeratne Commission, Commission of Inquiry (CoI) and the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP) etc., none of these mechanisms have helped to bring back our loved ones and to know the fates of them. Setting up of these two commissions and group did not prevent disappearances even after have been set up.

As family members and friends,

We want to find our loved ones

We want to know what happened to them and those responsible to be held accountable

We want to make sure that there are effective mechanisms (not rhetorical) put in place to make sure that other families are also not subjected to the agony of having their loved ones “disappear”

So, we call on the government to:

1. Publicly acknowledge the disappearances of our loved ones and the continuing disappearances

2. Recognize that despite the best commitment, skills and experience of its members, the Commission of Inquiry and the IIGEP don’t have an adequate mandate and the capacity to help us find our loves ones, know what happened to them and prevent such things from continuing to happen

3. Make available to us and the general public the report of the Mahanama Tillekeratne Commission set up to inquire into disappearances

4. Extend invitation to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Louise Arbour to visit Sri Lanka

5. Positively respond to the request of the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances to urgently visit Sri Lanka and obtain their assistance to help us find our loved ones, know what happened to them and steps to be taken to prevent future disappearances

6. Set up an independent international monitoring mechanism in Sri Lanka that can investigate the disappearances of our loved ones in an independent manner and could work with the government, all relevant actors including Civil Monitoring Commission and all human rights defenders, to hold those accountable, prevent future disappearances and bring an end to the culture of impunity

7. Make “enforced disappearances” a crime in Sri Lanka

8. Ratify the UN Convention on the protection of all persons from enforced or involuntary disappearances.

It is indeed a welcome sign that a national leader like Wickremasinghe has expressed concern over thisdisappearances issue. The minority communities in the South voted overwhelmingly for Ranil at the Presidential elections. The Tamils in the North – East too would have done so had they been allowed to vote by the LTTE.

Wickremasinghe’s apathy and the problems he faced within the party led to a situation where he did not respond positively to burning issues of the day. Now he seems to be emerging as a strong leader and his display of concern for the plight of the disappeared is a positive sign.

Mahinda Rajapakse was once a human rights champion but today human rights are being violated on an unprecedented scale. The UNP regimes of which Ranil Wickremasinghe was part of did not have a good reputation for upholding human rights either.

It is time for Wickremasinghe to make amends for the past by mounting a human rights platform. If the Human rights champion of yester year can flout all such norms then there is nothing to prevent the opposition leader from campaigning sincerely and boldly for upholding human rights. The enforced disappearances crisis can be Ranil’s baptism of fire as a fighter for human rights.

DBS Jeyaraj can be reached on dbsjeyaraj@yahoo.com

68 Comments

  1. John Wayne says:

    Why not name the person who has command responsibility for these disappearances since we now have enough info. to fill in the dots?
    The disappeared and the re-appeared in Lanka have a socio-economic profile. Those who are later freed as was Kumar usually have connections either to the Rajapakse regime like Jeevan Kumaratunge’s Brother in law who vanished and was returned, or they have foreign / diaspora connections and foreign Govts may intervene. When the hew and cry in the Rajapakse Bannana republic get too much press due to KUmar’s “connections” the disappeared reappear cos the regime risks being exposed for white vanning people. The other two activists of the breakaway JVP in Jaffna have not been returned cos they did not have the international connections or connections to Rajapakse Bros Inc. Colombo based English speaking HR activists are vilified but do not disappear cos they too have too many connections. When the LTTE was around it was easy to blame them, now the regime has nowhere to hide so they are on the offensive – blaming their disappeared victims!
    Also let us talk about the abducted woman — Dimutu Artyugalle? How come both she and Kumar were released after the public outcry was raised from Australia where her parents were visiting and by the Aussie Govt. in the case of Kumar?
    Gotabaya the great has a lot of explaining to do at this time for the white van militias. Is it not strange the Kumar Gunaratnam was allowed to leave Lanka for Aussie if he had committed so many crimes as the Ministry of Defesnce suggests? Seems he had become an embarrassment and annoyance to the Rajapakse regime.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here is an alternative view if you like to read about Gunaratnam alias Mudalige alias whatsname: Now, if we are to believe reporting by the West and its lapdogs paid journalistic stooges, Gunaratnam is a political man that the government had abducted to prevent him forming a popular party that would have captured power and brought milk and honey to Sri Lankans.

    Leave out Ranjithem Gunaratnam who sneaked into Sri Lanka a few months back under a different name had been in jail for creating mayhem during the JVP insurgency in 1987-89 and thereafter he had used different names at least three different occasions such as to get married, travel overseas, stay undercover etc are punishable offences in Sri Lanka, ‘The Hindu’ alleged just a few days back that as the leader of JVP in the East in 1988 was the same Gunaratnam and he had killed 14 IPKF soldiers while they were trying to disarm LTTE.

    As in most other kidnapping cases in Sri Lanka, there is proof beyond doubt that either said Gunaratnam or alias Mudalige is also another bizarre case. The fact that a female activist and a fellow leader named Dimutu Artigala is said to have been kidnapped in the evening the previous day that Gunaratnam is said to have been abducted, and it was reported to police 10 long hours later, and his party cadres hadn’t taken any precautions for the man who says he fear for his life and/or secretive man’s safety does indeed bring about a lot of suspicions of what he says.

    When I heard this abduction first, my first instinct was to think said two must have eloped for a quickie or organised their own kidnappings to gain a turbo publicity boost for their now appears to be flagging political cause. Now I think the second guess carries more weight than the first.

  3. TRN says:

    Thank you DBSJ,

    For taking a bold step in unearthing the dark side of our paradise !

    When these abductors & extortionists start abducting foreigners the IC will take notice! Oh ! the Australian embassy had already done that to a Sri Lankan born Australian citizen !!

    Why is the opposition deaf & dumb?? Are they under a ransom??

  4. Kandappar says:

    “Make “enforced disappearances” a crime in Sri Lanka? How would one do that in practical terms with the current judiciary and law enforcement arms of the goverment in one man’s hand and thus manipulated by a family? Any enforced manipulation can be manipulated to show voluntary or non-involvement of the government for local consumption of low intelligent mass. Unfortunately it is coming to a serious and sad end thanks to their over indulgence in lies and deceptions. The attendance at the aborted meeting bears witness to this. we as true lovers of the nation prepared to hang on to even a straw of this nature to save this beautiful pradise that is rajapakse infested.

  5. Vimukthi says:

    All these abductions are done by Gota’s special killer squad.

    This terrorist yields unprecedented powers and run mayhem in the country.

    Unfortunately he listens to no one including the President.

    He is against political solution and reconciliation, this is why Rajapaksa faces great difficulty.

    He is the one who ordered all the Killing of all surrenders and bombing about 40,000 innocent victims using chemical weapons etc.

    Irony is this man is also a green card holder of USA.

  6. Piranha says:

    Everyone seems to know that the man behind the abductions is Gota the satan. This monster has total immunity and impunity to act agaisnt all those who are a serious threat to his brother’s rule. With the economy taking a nosedive there is likely to be increasing unrest among the public. The best way of silencing any potential public uprising is by silencing the leaders of the people in opposition. That’s what Gota is doing and getting away with time after time.

    Abductions and murders are a coward’s way of getting rid of their enemies and Gota is a proven coward when he left the SL army in the middle of war and went over to the USA to work as a petrol service station attendant.

  7. M.Sivananthan says:

    Madras Hindu reported that this same Gunaratnam killed 14 IPKF soldiers with the support of Premadasa.

    Why are you all keep silence over the abductions and killings of UNP and LTTE?

  8. True Nation says:

    The behaviour of all dictators are the same and the final fate also the same.The Rajapakse regime is no exception. They will face the same fate.

  9. Malinga Bandara says:

    That’s right M.Siva. You are spot on! When UNP and LTTE did it back then no one talked or raised their voice now when Gota tries to clean up last weeds, there is a huge public out cry. No excuse, these non-senses should be wiped out from the Sri Lankan community. Our president has the right people for the job, and they are doing a very challenging job. This incident should send a strong signal to all the criminals escaped from the nation that they will be busted sooner or later. Regardless of ethnicity criminals will be punished in Sri Lanka, period.

  10. Arul Sittampalam says:

    Thanks Mr. DBSJ for this exposure.

    The “Vegetarian” is nothing but a money hungry Barbarian!

    He is running his ‘Mafia” using the muscle power of the government security forces and the GOSL affiliated Tamil parties.

    He and his Tamil foot soldiers will get their dues in time.

    “Zero civilian Casualty” inventor is being zeroed by the “General” and his deputies and I wish them very well.

  11. Pro Bono Publico says:

    @ Malinga Bandara you talk contradictorily man ‘if it was the case of busting criminals as you allege then
    i)why was that fellow allowed to leave the country ? did your govt get cold feet after the Australian intervention or what?

    @ Sivanathan, “enna aiya neengal marathuteengala engal yanathipathi geneva poi unp’ku ethiraha puhar saithathu 89m aandil”(sir have you forgoten our president went to geneva in 89 to complain about the UNP HR violations!)-the answer to your question as to why no one talks about UNP times,also have you forgoten the Batalanda commission or the Embilipitya commission
    well mr Karuna who killed 600 cops is with the govt so why not go an ask him huh

  12. Ramanan says:

    “When UNP and LTTE did it back then no one talked or raised their voice now when Gota tries to clean up last weeds, there is a huge public out cry”

    I feel the pressing need to remind the idiotic Malinga about how his President was making frequent trips to UN human rights council in 1990 in order to pressure UNP govt from abducting sinhala youths during JVP uprising. Here is the link:

    http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/10768

    Our dear President was also asking for Amnesty International to enter the country and well as asking ‘donor’ countries to put external pressure on UNP govt to stop its human rights abuses and disappearances. Therefore if Mahinda himself was seeking outside intervention against the SL state machinery in 1990, who are the idiots blocking TNA from going down same path and labelling them traitors??

    “This incident should send a strong signal to all the criminals escaped from the nation that they will be busted sooner or later”

    Are people allowed to have trials in Sri Lanka or has the idiotic Malinga already passed judgement on them?? Just like Lakshman Kadirgamar got LTTE banned in 32 countries for terrorism so we overseas Tamils are working hard to ensure these same 32 countries enforce some punishment on Sri Lanka for barbarism such as executing people without trial. Before the idiotic Mahinda supporters reply about US drones, please can I remind them that Gunaratnam and his colleagues are not living in a remote cave in the mountains but are walking around in public so can be picked and questioned if there are legitimate concerns about them instead of being executed in the back of a van like LTTE of old.

  13. Panhinda says:

    Was it the devastating bomb going off in County Armah killing many innocents that finally sealed peace in Northern Ireland? I think in Sri Lankan case too there will be some devastating key event that forces people to appreciate sacrifices of Sri Lankan military in bringing peace.

    Will resumption of forced disappearances and going back to a dark age be enough? More than anyone its TNA and Sampathan that must make a genuine effort to seal peace here. Its almost as if going back to an era in early 1970′s. TULF is for “Ghandian Non-Violent” protests it says. Although everything it does contradicts its declared objective. It spreads fear of the destruction of Tamil culture under Sinhala rule. Then it proposes an exclusive Tamil homeland as a “solution”. Emotionally sensitive uneducated young boys running riot for the cause becomes inevitable.

    I read somewhere over 150,000 people in the north are now “missing”. Surely they weren’t all abducted. What very likely has happened is that most have come down south looking for work and settle down. It was only LTTE’s forced detention that held them back previously. This is the reality facing TNA. More than declaring an exclusive Tamil homeland to keep Sinhalese out, the biggest challenge will be how to keep Tamils deserting the homeland in droves.

    In the short even long them Tamil devolution is not going to solve anyone’s problem. Even if 13+ is introduced it will remain unitary. The Prez will have all the powers from appointing a governor to influencing everything within. Powers will be further watered down and ones that aren’t will be made hard to implement.

    What will benefit most however is if TNA joins the opposition to strengthen democratic governance, abolish the executive presidency, bring strong anti-corruption laws and bringing a level of independence to every public institution so that it function without political interference.

  14. Suresh M says:

    Rajapakse thugs haven’t learned anything from Geneva 2012? Pity, still some are justifying Gotha’s kidnaps, ransom, and killing of civilians. These same elements supported ‘White Van’ Duggie, and took him to Geneva to canvass for Rajapakse thugs. What a joke!

  15. athi says:

    The so called ‘great military stratagist’ GR is dumb enough or arrogant enough to think he can carry on his merry ways like in the good old LTTE days. He fails to recognize GOSL is in the cross hairs of the IC.I think he would me missing the LTTE already.

  16. M.Sivananthan says:

    President Mahinda went to Geneva in those days because he thought the HUMAN RIGHTS are the priority in GENEVA. What happened? Geneva took no action against UNP goons. Why do these WHITE human rights companies now bark at Mahinda? Now Amenesty International openly get money from LTTE goons to bark against Mahinda. Why? the WEST backed LTTE terrorists have gone to the hell.

    LTTE supporters are always justify the abductions, murders and robberies of LTTE. UNP killed the JVP actvists on the sole purpose of implementing American policy of “destruction of the LEFT politics”. LTTE followed the the same and killed many prominant LEFT politicians in the North/East on their first round of killings! Later they started to kill pro-Indian Tamils in the North.

    2300 people are abducted or kidnapped or missing every day in USA. That means more than half million people are abducted in a year for any reason. Are you all ask explanation from Obama? Or you are all telling Obama is a “dumb”?

    Every 3 minutes a RAPE happen in USA. Every five minute a person is killed in USA. You guys dont call USA a country of criminals but call it “DEMOCRACY”.

    I think Sri lanka did not reach the heights of the American “democracy” sofar!

  17. True Nation says:

    Why are you all keep silence over the abductions and killings of UNP and LTTE?////

    Dear Friends,

    There was no silence. You were very active and your president was in UN when UNP handled violently against the real terrorists JVP. Both UNP, SLFP and all other Sinhala parties raised voice against LTTE when they breached international codes and they banned LTTE as a terrorist group. They all were behind with you in defeating LTTE violence. In comparison with LTTE, the violence committed by Rajapakse regime is much worse than LTTE under war situation and normal situation against public. You bombed civilian targets, you abducted and murdered civilians and journalists and continue to do. You breached national and international law and you should be punished under national and international law.In real terms, UNHRC actions are very minor and that is far below than norms.

  18. Ramanan says:

    “Now Amenesty International openly get money from LTTE goons to bark against Mahinda”

    M.Sivanathan please provide some proof in the form of links, articles etc that Amnesty International ‘openly’ accepted bribes from LTTE. This is an extremely dangerous accusation so we need some hard evidence to back it up and given that you said they took the bribes ‘openly’ I’m sure it will not be too much trouble for you to provide the proof. In a similar light I can say the Queen of England is an alien lizard disguised as a human but without any evidence from credible sources people will look upon me as a crackpot as we do upon you now.

    “2300 people are abducted or kidnapped or missing every day in USA.”

    Sivanathan are these people being abducted by US government? If they are please provide some proof like that by putting massive pressure on Mahinda and his family, outside forces can free people from abduction. In comparison you have failed to give any such evidence but only re-digest all the nonsense floating in your head.

    “Every 3 minutes a RAPE happen in USA. Every five minute a person is killed in USA”

    Will someone tell M.Sivanathan that USA has 300million+ people plus millions of undocumented people from Mexico therefore only M.Sivanathan is surprised it has worse crime statistics than a tiny nation of 22million. If M.Sivanathan has proof that the USA govt is organising rapes and murders of its own citizens please can he again provide evidence instead of making further hilarious comments.

  19. Native Vedda says:

    M.Sivananthan says:

    “Madras Hindu reported that this same Gunaratnam killed 14 IPKF soldiers with the support of Premadasa”

    Could you give us the link to the story.

    Neither Sri Lankan armed forces nor any Sinhala/Buddhists champions including JVP challenged IPKF nor had they engaged the Hindian forces in military confrontation.

    The only Indian who lost his life due to JVP terrorism was the Indian finance director of Sugar plant in the East. After receiving severe bollocking from Indian Embassy JVP never dared to touch any Indian nor their investments not even in their wildest dream.

  20. Jay Pathbey says:

    About the 150 LTTE cadres being trained and smuggled into Sri Lanka! One cannot and should not take this news item lightly. Indira Gandhi vehemently denied training LTTE in India when they were infact trained, funded and released to Sri Lanka. MG Ramachandran the Chief Minister himself acted like a Mafia Godfather when he openly funded blood thirsty Prabhakaran. All Sri Lankan’s have good reasons to worry about the latest news item. When the likes of Jayalalitha has nothing but venom coming out of her every spoken word about Sri Lanka what can we expect. She talks like a market woman and is full of unstatesmanly, street level lingo.

    The TNA especially Sampanthan, on the other hand who as a party that blindly supported Prabhakaran and his murderous one track mind fiasco has not changed its attitude. TNA only wants to divide the country.

  21. Sathasivam Ranjan says:

    DBS
    Awesome !!
    Very well researched, well written article !!
    My sincere thanks !!
    Sathasivam Ranjan

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    Thank you very much but this was written five years ago when the LTTE was in existence. I did not get any “praise” from Tamils then. I was simply vilified by tiger media and acolytes as traitor then. But now after the LTTE debacle people seem to be changing their views.

    I do not mean you specifically but am only making a general comment

    Thank you again!

  22. Dushy says:

    can I tell Mr Svanathan, you are a joke. Do bring not western nations into this where the democracy is practiced to to the rule. I am proud to be living in one of those countries. How much have those countries done to SL, including banning LTTE and rightly so.

  23. TRN says:

    M.Sivananthan says:

    UNP, LTTE and USA too did/doing abductions, kidnapping & rape. Therefore he justifies the ‘enforced disapearances’ backed by GoSL.

    Brilliant logic !

    The underline message DBSJ is giving in his 2 articles on abductions & extortion is that this can be stopped by the defense authorities in SL. However they are turning a blind eye.

  24. Roshan says:

    This killer squad is run by the ‘Chemical Ali’ of srilanka..

  25. I'm Eelam says:

    Sivanthan.M, what ever good or bad you say about America will be right. cos that is so huge!
    I’m Eelam

  26. Ramanan says:

    “About the 150 LTTE cadres being trained and smuggled into Sri Lanka! One cannot and should not take this news item lightly”

    Jay Pathbey- please can you provide proof from credible sources that 150 LTTE cadres have come into Sri Lanka? Just saying that Jayalalithaa is a suspicious character that you cannot trust is not the same as evidence. I can say Queen of England is an alien lizard but without some evidence I will foolish like M.Sivanathan who said the recently released Gunaratnam murdered IPKF soldiers and Amnesty International took ‘open’ bribes from LTTE

  27. Anonymous says:

    DBSJ says:

    “I did not get any “praise” from Tamils then”

    When Tamils or Sinhalese praise you then you have to be on your guard. If they agree with you then you are wrong and you on the wrong side of truth and justice. When they keep lavishing you with praise, watch out the carpet under you. Any time they might pull the rug under you.

    You say:

    “I was simply vilified by tiger media and acolytes as traitor then. ”

    You must have done the right thing for them to vilify you as a traitor. You should be proud of yourself for getting under their tiger skin.

  28. Native Vedda says:

    TRN says:

    “Why is the opposition deaf & dumb?”

    Opposition who?

  29. Native Vedda says:

    TRN says:

    “Brilliant logic !”

    M.Sivananthan and logic are mutually exclusive.

    M.Sivananthan and logic don’t mix.

  30. Native Vedda says:

    Anonymous says:
    April 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am sorry I missed my details on the above comment.

  31. Native Vedda says:

    Jay Pathbey says:

    “About the 150 LTTE cadres being trained and smuggled into Sri Lanka! ”

    Defence Secretary Gota said this on the record. Therefore we can automatically reject this news.

  32. Native Vedda says:

    Jay Pathbey says:

    “The TNA especially Sampanthan, on the other hand who as a party that blindly supported Prabhakaran and his murderous one track mind fiasco has not changed its attitude.”

    Was Sampanthan one of those 150 LTTE cadres who were being trained by India and smuggled into Sri Lanka!

    Wow even at this ripe old age he is willing to kill and be killed. I congratulate Sampanthan for his courage and dedication.

  33. Rohan says:

    Silence of Dayan J is deafening. I witnessed a firey argument between DJ and the kiled brother of Premkumar Gunaratnam (Ranjithan) in a seminar organised by Peradeniya Tamil Asociation.

    Ha! Where is our Expert, Professor Rohan Gunaratna?

  34. Rohan says:

    “That’s right M.Siva. You are spot on! When UNP and LTTE did it back then no one talked or raised their voice now when Gota tries to clean up last weeds, there is a huge public out cry. No excuse, these non-senses should be wiped out from the Sri Lankan community. Our president has the right people for the job, and they are doing a very challenging job.” says, MSivanathan!

    Yeah – then, why did Gota let the criminal of this sort walk?? Why didn’t he file case against Premkumar in the Court?? Why didn’t he hand over Premkumar to India?

  35. Native Vedda says:

    M. Sivananthan

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
    SRI LANKA SUMMARY OF HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS DURING 1990
    February 1991 SUMMARY AI INDEX: ASA 37/02/91 DISTR: SC/CO/PO

    This document summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about
    continuing human rights violations in Sri Lanka during 1990. It
    describes reports of thousands of “disappearances” and extrajudicial
    executions by government forces in the northeast. An unknown number
    of others were detained in the area. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil
    Eelam (LTTE) were reported to have killed hundreds of civilians and
    prisoners, including policement who had surrendered. In the south,
    “disappearances” and extrajudicial executions continued to be
    committed by government forces and “death squads” linked to them, but
    on a lesser scale than in 1989. At the end of the year, about 9,000
    political prisoners remained in detention without trial for alleged
    connections with an armed Sinhalese opposition group. The government
    took no steps to clarify the fate of the many thousands of people who
    had “disappeared” in the south since 1987, nor of over 680 people who
    “disappeared” in the northeast in previous years.

  36. Kalu Albert says:

    All most all inhabitants across all ethnicities only want to live in peace and harmony and enjoy the bebefits of the current ecoomic boom and improve their standard of living. .

    The Opposition has not even scored a single goal against the Govt,in the field of Economy and Development , which is supposed to be their forte.

    With the passing of the “Resolution” they seem to have acquired an extra leg.

    Yet their potency is like a 2 day old can can of Coke without the lid, and their Western mates know it too.

    The only hope the Opposition and their allies have now, is to create social disharmony and Ethnic strife.in order to create an environment to give Western mates the opprtunity to intervene militarily.and give the Govt to the Opposition and “Homeland” to the TNA.

    Strangely none of the Opposition party members or cadres are among these abductees.

  37. Kalu Albert says:

    Native,

    Shouln’t The Hindu be “Core” reading for the Diaspra, especilly after the “Resolution”?.

  38. Anuradha says:

    Sinhalese are feared of Reappearance of Sepretism with International backing. If Tamils (global majority) want peace in Sri Lanka they have to stop intimidating the global minority Sinhalese who is the actual victim and underserved in the whole equation. It seems that HR activists and Media are thrilled by seeing they may have future income due to Sri Lanka.

  39. Ramanan says:

    “All most all inhabitants across all ethnicities only want to live in peace and harmony”

    Yes however Kalu fails to make the important point that this will be quite difficult if his President keeps authorising the white van brigade to dispense street justice as opposed to charging people in law courts as one would expect civilised governments to treat their citizens

    “The Opposition has not even scored a single goal against the Govt,in the field of Economy and Development , which is supposed to be their forte.”

    The ever optimistic Kalu does not want to mention how his master Mahinda has full control of the state media thus allowing him to keep pumping the gullible masses with state-approved propaganda whilst those journalists trying to uncover the truth are labelled as ‘anti-national’ and threatened openly on television

    “With the passing of the “Resolution” they seem to have acquired an extra leg.”

    Looking for outside help in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs is a subject matter that Kalu’s President Mahinda is very familiar with in his former life as a Quaker peace activist in 1990

    “Yet their potency is like a 2 day old can can of Coke without the lid, and their Western mates know it too”.

    Western mates proved very helpful in hastening the demise of the LTTE by choking their funding from Tamil diaspora however Kalu has chosen (like his President) to forget about this past help. As shown by what happened to Mahinda’s best friends Libya and Iran, you don’t want to make western mates angry as they can do more than fizzle out soft drinks but can also severely dent Kalu’s booming economy (which needs regular IMF bailouts and currency devaluation).

    “is to create social disharmony and Ethnic strife”

    The desperation of the Mahinda faithful is pitiful to watch. We have just been informed about a catalogue of abuse leading directly up the chain of command to Gotabhaya and the former peace activist Mahinda yet people like Kalu seem content to ignore this damning evidence in favour of blaming the weak opposition. We await with baited breath to see if the ghost of Vellupillai Prabhakaran will also be joining the list of suspects Kalu has compiled.

    “Strangely none of the Opposition party members or cadres are among these abductees.”

    Kalu wants us to congratulate Gotabhaya for not executing sitting MPs though even the idiotic SL govt will not be that foolish to go for such a juicy target. Better to take out the small fry, the activists, the newspaper editor and let that create a deadly fear amongst the populace so they can be more ‘receptive’ to Mahinda

  40. Ramanan says:

    “Sinhalese are feared of Reappearance of Sepretism with International backing”

    Will someone please Anuradha that ‘separatism’ with international backing only occurs when governments fail to heed warnings. As this SL govt seems content to do as it pleases, such an outcome becomes more possible.

    “If Tamils (global majority) want peace in Sri Lanka they have to stop intimidating the global minority Sinhalese”

    Lol what a hilarious comment. Unfortunately global minority did very well in murdering large numbers of global majority in small space of time causing global majority to punish global minority via UN resolutions, international black-listing etc. Therefore sensible approach for fearful global minority will be to stop harassing global majority under military occupation and thus lessen the likelihood of global minority facing further trouble by global majority.

    “It seems that HR activists and Media are thrilled by seeing they may have future income due to Sri Lanka”

    Well if Gotabhaya did not provide so much material for this future income then this problem will not arise

  41. Native Vedda says:

    Kalu Albert says:

    “Shouln’t The Hindu be “Core” reading for the Diaspra, especilly after the “Resolution”?.”

    Hindu is an Indian paper although it is published in Tamilnadu.

    If you want to save your back please continue to read it as this newspaper informs you about the things to come.

    Didn’t you know when a photo of MGR & VP was published for the first time in Hindu in the mid eighties the Hindian establishment had selected LTTE as their front line foreign policy enforcer in Sri Lanka?

    When Hindu turned against LTTE and VP didn’t you know LTTE’s days were numbered?

    If Hindu writes Sri Lanka should read, read between the lines, read good.

    Tamils and Sinhalese are claim to be literate, both can read and write.

    Do they really understand?

    So Kalu you should transform yourself to be a “THe Madras Hindu Watcher” if you intent to save people from Hindian foreign policy tsunami.

  42. Native Vedda says:

    Anuradha says:

    “Sinhalese who is the actual victim ”

    No, my people are the actual victims.

    If at all Sinhalese are victims it is their own making. Don’t blame outsiders blame your own stupid Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan/Majoritarian mindset.

    If your Sinhala/Buddhist/Aryan/Majoritarian state had treated its own people well there is no question of external interference.

    You say:

    “It seems that HR activists and Media are thrilled by seeing they may have future income due to Sri Lanka.”

    How so?

  43. M.Sivananthan says:

    Ramanan and others:
    Amnesty International accepted 50,000 dollars from the Canadian Tamil Congress which is a LTTE front organization. Canadian government allowed LTTE to function or do propaganda work even after it banned LTTE.

    Alex Nave who is the Chief of the Canadian chapter of Amnesty International accepted 50,000 dollars and was telling “they will catch Rajapakse even after 30 years” to the people there. I am the witness.

    AI or Red Cross is not HOLY enough to work for the people. They are spies in other countries. When LTTE was in Vanni, Red Cross was under the command of LTTE. These WHITE christian based orgs are working for the interest of their nations who pay them lavishly!

    Amnesty International along with the Nordic Monitors refused to register the complaints against LTTE.

    Americans kidnap and kill their own people. In America a simple talk aginst the American State machine will cause the kidnapping and killing. FBI or CIA will cleanup any anti-Americans! That is the way American democracy works. Tamil LTTE supporters and Sinhalese who cry so big for America must know SL “incidents” are puny and Sri Lanka is still a victim of the Whites.

  44. TRN says:

    Kalu Albert says:
    April 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    All most all inhabitants across all ethnicities only want to live in peace and harmony and enjoy the bebefits of the current ecoomic boom and improve their standard of living. .

    ———————-

    This is lovely Kalooo !! He only see the ‘Economic boom’ ! No the undercover boom//

  45. old soldier says:

    US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksa is responsible for abductions in Sri Lanka. He will cause the down fall of Rajapaksa Government. It is high time that the US government take action to prosecute this US citizen for crimes he comits.

  46. appuamy says:

    Tamils should blame no one else but pro-ltte diaspora led by S.J.Emmanuel the man involved in cloak & dagger catholism. Wonder in which bible he follows for his eelam activities? He approved VP’s matyers to be equivalent to martyers of his Master. Unless overseas diaspora stop meddling in internal affairs of SL, I do not see any calmness returning.

    Tamils should be fearful of re-appearance of the LTTE as it will devastate the balance Tamil Youth & Children.
    You all seem to know Gota involved in abductions ans speak here. When VELU was involved. But now, everybody seek to enjoy a certain degree of peace.

    Oh!! What people say is that don’t do what America do BUT do what they say.

    Ramanan… Did not Indiea Ghandi deny then ltte was being trained…. THEN WHAT MORE PROOF YOU NEED NOW???
    \MR Sought then in the 1990s. But those very organisations & donor countries today are hijacked by the pro-ltte diaspora

    DUSHY… If Mr. Svanathan is a joke to you then … I SEE YOU AS THE CLOWN
    ROHAN… handing over Guna to the Aussie was similar to then pro-ltte diaspora R.Jayadevan being handedover to the British after he being released by Castro’s motel despite of a 50K pound donation to the ltte. Such things do take place but Aussies have now realised that they can not meddle in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.

    ARUL SITTAMPALAM… when would you think the pro-ltte tamil dispora will get their dues as well?? Their funds were responsible for destroying lives tamil youth & Children for over 30 years by denying their dreams & aspirations in a senseless war.

  47. Kalu Albert says:

    TRN, It is good to hear the word Economic Boom,

    Vietnamese Ambassador in Srilanka says , we have the potential to be the Singapore of our region.

    He points out to the 8% growth and predicts that the current USD 60 Billion Economy will reach USD 100 Billion in the next few years.

    He also says that current Per Capita of USD 2350 which is well above India and his own country, is a credtaible achievement.

    Wonder whether the UNHCR consider living standards of the Terror affected ,developing nations, when they deliberate on human rights?.

  48. Eelavethan says:

    Sri Lanka is like a Chinese cookie. Until it is cracked open there is no way of knowing what fate awaits it.. China’s entry has only served to muddy the political waters, and distract Sri Lanka from its primary duty to bring closure to the ethnic strife…But Rajapaksa’s world came crashing down when Channel 4 blew his Geneva Convention account to bits by the shocking expose of horrendous war crimes, exposing his regime’s possible complicity in the crimes. It was apparent he had spoken too soon, and stuck with his Geneva Convention story, unable to make any credible revision when the international outcry for accountability grew in intensity. Who can forget President S. Milosevic, facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, who died in a UN prison cell in Geneva while on trial in 2006
    We have to wait and watch, what will be Sri Lanka’s next course of action. Sri Lanka is one country always with a begging bowl, and lives of the donations of other countries

  49. Eelavethan says:

    A product of tense resentment from the subjugation of Sinhalese that occurred during the years of British colonialism, the government has a long-ranging plan for the Tamil Hindu and Christian culture that resembles Israel’s plan for Palestinians; each of which was set into place in 1948.

    Like Israel, the GoSL devised a method to eliminate human lives by the tens of thousands while the world says nothing. One of the most wicked recurring state terrorism issues facing the Tamils and their supporters, many of whom are Sinhalese, are the ‘white van’ disappearances.

    White Van Abductions

    The ‘white vanning’ of human beings strikes fear in the heart of all Sri Lanka Tamils and the journalists in Lanka who write on their behalf.

    They abduct businessmen in front of their families, and anyone else deemed ‘problematic’ by the government. Sometimes they are recovered through negotiations, sometimes their bodies are dumped near their homes, tortured and mangled. Perhaps it was this one, nagging aspect of Sri Lanka’s government operation that led the United States to submit its war crimes resolution against Sri Lanka in Geneva.

    With regard to the Genocide, the Tamil casualty numbers from the mad ethnic cleansing pinnacle that finally ground to a conclusion in May 2009, remains a mystery. Along with the murdered people, went their records and vital statistics. Some place the number of missing and presumably dead Tamils, in excess of 160k.

    The U.S. government has long supported Sri Lanka, but took an unexpected turn recently in Geneva by filing a UN Resolution against this island nation for war crimes. Now retaliation against Tamils has worsened. The Tamils are facing anger from the Lanka government which is an indirect response toward both the U.S. for filing the resolution, and India for backing it.

    The following is a response to our recent article, Sri Lanka: Genocide and Poor Toilet Training. It was lodged as a comment on this story about the Northern Province governor’s choice to transform the technology section of the historic Jaffna Library, into a toilet for visitors from the south.

    It is about the continued peril facing Tamil people in the north of Sri Lanka. They are the survivors of a government Genocide and their suffering continues, as Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers who run the government with him, develops creative methods to continue the brutality.

    Special thanks to Raja for the following information. I’ve added details from Wikipedia on the three factions that are causing the majority of problems in the Jaffna region. They are able to abuse Tamil people though their cooperation with the Sinhala Buddhist government in Colombo. This Tamil-on-Tamil warfare is a product of the Colombo war and oppression machine

  50. robert says:

    How longer Rajapkse regiment could deceive the world.
    No longer the world including the innocent citizens of the country would listent to their lies.
    If he try to continue in his deceptions he will be fool and those who foloow him would be greatest fools. And, when the time comes they would realise it

  51. kishore says:

    UNHRC, we see that it is not the resolution, but the Government of Sri Lanka that has been defeated. We can say in a loud and clear voice that this first defeat of them is not going to be their last one. We are confident that Government of Sri Lanka will face many defeats in the months and years to come. For this, the international community, sensitized as it is to the belligerence and intractability of the Sri Lankan State, should stay focused on the everyday events in that island and the progress in terms of accountability and delivery of justice to the long suffering Tamil people

  52. kumudini says:

    Reading all the comments , one cannot believe how judgemnetal people are . Most have assumed that Gothabaya is behind the abductions . Some have even commented it is the army . What evidence do we have . SL are famous to jump to conclusions without a shred of evidence depending on thier political affiliations . Fact is that people are getting kidnapped . who does is is still not known . If they have evidence anyone can go to a court of law to prosecute the culprits.Instead m the gossip and rumours ar erepeated like parrots . There was one time before the elections that Gota had bought the whole of Hill Street in Dehiwala . MR had built a massive palace in Balapokuna RD . This was publicly said at a political meeting by None other than our Ranil wicrmasinghe . He went even further to say that toliets were all in Gold in the House . This was a blatant lie as the house belongs to a buisnessman with the name Rajapakse . One person questions about the money given to Amnesty International . Yes they contributed $5o,000 , which was confirmed by AI themse\lves . Also there were enough photo’s on the internet where the Tamils were collecting money for AI by organsing a marathon. Cannot the JVP who excel in this type of devious methods be responsible ? Why not the UNP thugs ? Why is it not possible to stage manage these abductions to bring disrepute to the Goverment ?
    Kumar Gunaratnam’s case shows how it could be done . Have mutiple names go into hidng, or have illicit relationships . So many questions and so many possibilities , Eventually any criminal can do this as they know they will get away with this as the finger will be pointed at the Goverment . We have to question ourself first to find out the answers. Not jump the gun on assumptions or hearsay .

  53. Vas says:

    This is the failure of the government of Sri Lanka. If the Security forces cannot control the disappearances then are they weak?
    Answer is no.
    These are clearly done by the GOSL using the security forces.
    The judiciary cannot challenge the government because the judges are corrupt.
    This situation is bad for the country and has a direct effect on any investments from foreigners.
    Who will risk their lives to make money?

  54. monkey says:

    Due to the economy of the entire south east asian countries and the far east doing well, at least some of that success is rubbing off sri lanka too. With the end of the war, there is definitely development esp in the north and the east and there are many south east and far eastern countries and companies not to mention India and Indian companies investing in sri lanka. This can only be a good thing for the sri lankan people including the sri lankan tamil people. Jaffna is definitely seeing a revival as is the north. Many companies are there setting up base in Jaffna. In Mannar there are bigger harvests every season. The east coast there is revival of tourism. Road network, electricity, water supply all these things are getting developed. I have seen these things myself.

    I’ve been to Jaffna and it is buzzing with economic activity. This is only but a good thing. They seem in hurry to catch up with the lost thirty years.

  55. Chandana says:

    There are nearly 21 million people in Sri lanka. Out of it, what kind of people has chosen to be abducted by white vans or Black vans? LTTE Terrorists including members of terror media fronts and TOSI intelligence service, under world criminals and Champion drug dealers. All above categories are enemies of the country and peaceful society.

    But, for the people who attempting to destabilize peaceful country, these are friends and they are so innocent. Although we are not sure, they are very much sure that these abductions are conducting by security forces. Because they can presume enemies of the country’s enemies are security forces.

    Although Sri lnkans are enjoying peace now, there are fire still under the ashes. Lot more yet to be done to secure peace in mother lanka. So somebody needs to clean above epidemics by white or black vans with out considering by which.

  56. Asoka says:

    Do as what whites say.

  57. M.Sivananthan says:

    Dushy:
    You cry so much against the Rajapakses. But not a single line about UNP. You think the British/American coolies have immunity and have rights to kill or kidnap people in Sri Lanka.

    You justify the killings of UNP and LTTE. That is the DEMOCRACY you preach here. Gota is the defence minister and he has all the power to ask the forces to arrest anyone suspectable or danger to the security. The same powers any democracy gives to their defence minister.

    If Gota ordered the arrest of Mudalige alias Gunaratnam, how it become a “WRONG”? Now we know “GUNARATNAM” was given many passports with many aliasses. Can you explain why these morons like Gunaratnam comes to Sri Lanka? Under the PTA (J.R. J’s product) the state can arrest a person and keep him/her for years in prison.

    Those who support LTTE, now cry for democracy. That is the joke.

  58. Ramanan says:

    M.Sivanathan writes: “Amnesty International accepted 50,000 dollars from the Canadian Tamil Congress which is a LTTE front organization. Canadian government allowed LTTE to function or do propaganda work even after it banned LTTE”

    Amnesty International as a non-governmental organization probably accepts money from a range of sources, no doubt some more dubious than others. Obviously the most important thing is that it doesn’t cloud from the accuracy of their work. Here is the link for the Amnesty International report for Sri Lanka in 2009:

    http://report2009.amnesty.org/en/regions/asia-pacific/sri-lanka

    “The LTTE increasingly carried out targeted attacks on civilians. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, 180 civilians were killed and nearly 270 were injured in the first six weeks of 2008 in a series of attacks on civilian buses, railway stations and individuals in Colombo, Dambulla, Kebhitigollewa, Madhu, Okkampitiya and Welli Oya and Anuradhapura. The LTTE imposed a strict pass system, hindering thousands of families from the Wanni region from moving to safer areas. They also sought to ensure that families returned to LTTE-controlled areas by forcing some family members to remain behind. The LTTE punished those who resisted forced recruitment into the LTTE by holding them in detention centres. Child recruitment increased in LTTE-controlled areas of the Wanni region”

    The above is their section on the LTTE. Not exactly a ringing endorsement is it? Therefore why is M.Sivanathan under the impression that Amnesty International is covering up the LTTE’s crimes? Obviously the later AI reports about Sri Lanka do not mention LTTE as much but that is to be expected given that Prabhakaran, Pottu Amman, Col Ramesh, Nadesan & Soosai (to name a few) all breathed their last in 2009 (along with many of their family members). Also why is M.Sivanathan being stupid & saying ‘Red Cross was under the command of LTTE’ when we can clearly see here how the Red Cross was feeding AI very unflattering news about LTTE (as shown above).

    “Alex Nave who is the Chief of the Canadian chapter of Amnesty International accepted 50,000 dollars and was telling “they will catch Rajapakse even after 30 years” to the people there. I am the witness”

    Would M.Sivanathan like to provide some links to this news item instead of saying ‘I am the witness’ just like I could say ‘I am the witness’ and saw Queen of England change into an alien lizard (if I believed in mad stories like M.Sivanathan).

    “Americans kidnap and kill their own people. In America a simple talk aginst the American State machine will cause the kidnapping and killing. FBI or CIA will cleanup any anti-Americans! That is the way American democracy works”

    Will M.Sivanathan like to provide some links from credible sources to back up these allegations or are we going to get another ‘I am the witness’ reply and hear how M.Sivanathan personally saw these people being bumped off by their own US govt but strangely again cannot provide any other witness testimony about these incidents.

    “Tamil LTTE supporters and Sinhalese who cry so big for America must know SL “incidents” are puny and Sri Lanka is still a victim of the Whites”

    M.Sivanathan is happily continuing with his delusions and no doubt by ‘whites’ he means people like Jon Snow from Channel 4 News. Like the idiot Gotabhaya, M.Sivanathan is also no doubt of the opinion that LTTE gave Channel 4 an ‘open’ bribe and that M.Sivanathan was again the ‘witness’ of this transaction. The below is the link for the 1st Killing Fields programme from Channel 4′s own website:

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sri-lankas-killing-fields/episode-guide/series-1/episode-1

    “Also examined in the film are some of the horrific atrocities carried out by the Tamil Tigers, who used civilians as human shields”

    The above explains how Channel 4 was showing ‘horrific atrocities’ committed by LTTE and why most ‘whites’ are not impressed these days by Mahinda and his siblings (as well as their supporters like M.Sivanathan) when they laugh off such documentaries as misleading or funded by pro-LTTE elements.

    ‘You cry so much against the Rajapakses. But not a single line about UNP. You justify the killings of UNP and LTTE. That is the DEMOCRACY you preach here’

    Here M.Sivanathan continues his madness, completely oblivious to some of the comments above, such as by TNP that “UNP, LTTE and USA too did/doing abductions, kidnapping & rape. Therefore he justifies the ‘enforced disapearances’ backed by GoSL. Brilliant logic!”

    Therefore can we yet again re-iterate to M.Sivanathan that taking a strong stand against white van abductions done by Rajapaksa brothers is NOT the same as supporting that activity when it was done by UNP or Prabhakaran. Many of us were also against it back then even if you have deluded yourself into thinking we were endorsing it.

    “Gota is the defence minister and he has all the power to ask the forces to arrest anyone suspectable or danger to the security. The same powers any democracy gives to their defence minister.”

    Yes M.Sivanathan but that is not the same as abducting people in the street, roughing them up and asking them (without the presence of a lawyer) about anti-government activities then making a snap decision there and then whether to blast their head off, throw them into further confinement or drop them back onto the street. That is how third world banana republics run their affairs. And please may I add this refers to the treatment of the govt’s own citizens before M.Sivanathan replies about how UK is struggling to deport hardline Islamic clerics back to Middle East.

    “Now we know “GUNARATNAM” was given many passports with many aliasses. Can you explain why these morons like Gunaratnam comes to Sri Lanka? Under the PTA (J.R. J’s product) the state can arrest a person and keep him/her for years in prison”

    I like how M.Sivanathan has dropped any mention of his previous mad statement that Gunaratnam was murdering Indian soldiers back in the day, however is still getting confused about how civilised counties should run their affairs. If the SL govt had reservations about Gunaratnam then why cannot someone ask him in a civilised manner to come in for questioning by police instead of sticking a bag on his head after chasing him down the street in a van. We need to encourage the likes of M.Sivanathan and Kumudini to be more sensible in their approach and not utter further hilarious statements like “fact is that people are getting kidnapped . who does is is still not known” when we have been given specific examples above of how people abducted by the white van brigade have been freed after high level pressure on the President and his sibling. Also please can we repeat, mainly for the benefit of M.Sivanathan, that we want the SL govt to behave with a bit more class and decency instead of justifying all their questionable activities to resisting a banned terrorist organisation which has not launched any attacks since 2009.

    Americans kidnap and kill their own people. In America a simple talk aginst the American State machine will cause the kidnapping and killing. FBI or CIA will cleanup any anti-Americans! That is the way American democracy works. Tamil LTTE supporters and Sinhalese who cry so big for America must know SL “incidents” are puny and Sri Lanka is still a victim of the Whites.

  59. Ramanan says:

    appuamy writes: ‘Ramanan… Did not Indiea Ghandi deny then ltte was being trained…. THEN WHAT MORE PROOF YOU NEED NOW???
    \MR Sought then in the 1990s. But those very organisations & donor countries today are hijacked by the pro-ltte diaspora’

    So the Indians lied before, so obviously must be lying again on all subsequent activities related to LTTE? Well I imagine that more plausible a suggestion (should such a thing exist) might be that Sonia Gandhi is not going to rush and authorise her govt to rebuild an organisation which blew up her husband in several different directions but rather might be wanting to insist on Mahinda to agree on a political deal with Tamils instead of expecting Indian support for all his questionable activities. But we will let it to you and M.Sivanathan to come up with more stories without giving any evidence to back them up.

    Also as I have explained in detail to M.Sivanathan, these same ‘white’ organisations have been clearly criticizing the LTTE (Channel 4 News describes their ‘horrific atrocities’) so I’m satisifed the quality of their work has not been clouded or diminished significantly as a result of pressure from ‘pro-LTTE’ elements in diaspora.

  60. monkey says:

    Mr DBS why have you edited my comment and placed only the acceptable and good part here? Why did you delete the bad part?

    DBSJ RESPONDS:
    You have answered your own question. Tried to make some sense out of your rant. In future I’ll simply slash.

    Why do you call yourself “Wandura”?

  61. M.Sivananthan says:

    Ramanan:

    Madras Hindu reported that this Gunaratnam killed 14 IPKF soldiers. Check the WEB SITE of HINDU!

    I am the witness and I saw and heard what Alex Nave was telling. If others not reporting the incident, it is not my concern. LTTE supporters are still claiming that LTTE killed no Tamils.Prabhakaran is alive. Do you expect me to believe it?

    You better arrange a meeting with AI to discuss this matter if you know the truth.

    LTTE supporters dont have any LINKS to tell their activities of murders and kidnappings by LTTE.

    Security personals arrested and you claim it was a kidnapping. There is no “Sinhala Only” legislation in Sri Lanka but S.J.V.Chelvanayakam branded the 1956 “Official Language Act” as SINHALA ONLY ACT. This is the way the Tamil idiots including you interpret the arrests in Sri lanka now. Most of the FOREIGN backed criminals think that they are smarter than the security establishment of Sri Lanka.

    “GUNARATNAM” appeared in Sri Lanka all of a sudden. He came with an Australian passport and a Sinhala name. Dayalal reincarnated as Tamil Gunaratnam. Security operations are same in every country. They never alert the culprits who are with many names and many passports.

    AI never ever tell anything over the destruction of LTTE which was the ruthless terrorist organization. If they have no work, they can go behind G.Bush and catch him to show his “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in Iraq.

    Further you are unaware of the mandate of the AI. Check it. Then you will know why AI bark at the GOVERNMENTS only!

    Selective governments are the targets of the AI. 2300 persons are kidnapped/missing everyday in USA. Where is this AI?

  62. Native Vedda says:

    M.Sivananthan says:

    “Madras Hindu reported that this Gunaratnam killed 14 IPKF soldiers. Check the WEB SITE of HINDU!”

    Hindu reported

    “Resources accessed indicate he killed 14 IPKF men in a landmine blast near Trincomalee.”

    Only resources accessed by R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN of Hindu indicated after nearly 21 years since the IPKF left the island. Why could not the public access resources at the time of the killing? If indeed JVP killed IPKF why did India allow Somawansa and his 1,000 strong JVP terrorists to use its soil as safe haven and a transit point for them to escape to the west.

    Not a single JVP terrorist sought asylum in North Korea, China, Pakistan, Russia, Cuba…. Funny isn’t it?

    Is Hindu justifying the white vanning of Gunaratnam, for that matter all white vanning in SRI Lanka? If that is the case, is it the Indian state position or Hindu’s own position condoning all white vanning?

  63. Native Vedda says:

    Chandana say;s

    “So somebody needs to clean above epidemics by white or black vans with out considering by which.”

    The white vanning did not start yesterday. There has been a consistent pattern since 1988, well recorded and documented.

    This is something the vast majority of the Sinhalese who vote governments into power failed to stop. Only when Chandrika managed to stop in the early 1990 when was in power.

    The culture of impunity in the past 30 odd years perpetuates such abductions.

    You should be blaming the Sinhalese who vote governments into power not the individuals who abuse their positions, for their own advantage or derive pleasure out of other people’s pain.

  64. Ramanan says:

    “Madras Hindu reported that this Gunaratnam killed 14 IPKF soldiers. Check the WEB SITE of HINDU!”

    As you made the original allegation against Gunaratnam, it is up to you to provide the source information. You have already been informed by Native Veddha that we cannot locate this article so why are you continuing to insist on us tracking it down??

    “If others not reporting the incident, it is not my concern”

    If you cannot provide evidence of your claims then you need to understand that we cannot accept what you say as truth. I have explained to you twice that I can continue insisting that Queen of England is an alien lizard and that ‘I am the witness’ but without evidence from other credible sources then this will be my own opinion. I have provided evidence of how AI is actively criticising LTTE yet you have yet again failed to give any evidence of what you say.

    “LTTE supporters dont have any LINKS to tell their activities of murders and kidnappings by LTTE”

    M.Sivanathan are you suffering from visual problems? Did you not see how I presented some links describing how Channel 4 News and AI were actively condemning the LTTE? Also I have said on numerous occasions that Prabhakaran is a terrorist thug therefore we need to agree with Native Veddha’s original assessment that M.Sivanathan and logic don’t mix.

    “There is no “Sinhala Only” legislation in Sri Lanka but S.J.V.Chelvanayakam branded the 1956 “Official Language Act” as SINHALA ONLY ACT”

    Thank you M.Sivanathan for mentioning an old news item which has no relevance to our conversation.

    “This is the way the Tamil idiots including you interpret the arrests in Sri lanka now. Most of the FOREIGN backed criminals think that they are smarter than the security establishment of Sri Lanka”

    Don’t worry M.Sivanathan, you may like to delude yourself that we are similar to you and saying ‘I am the witness’ is enough for people to believe us but what we say is not imagined, but has been described in length by DBS Jeyaraj and numerous others.

    “They never alert the culprits who are with many names and many passports”

    If Gunaratnam was travelling with a different name, please tell me why he cannot be arrested in a civilised manner by SL police and questioned about this? Or have you deluded yourself into thinking that ‘whites’ are now preventing Sri Lanka from governing their affairs and so SL must react by engaging in subversive gangster activities?

    “AI never ever tell anything over the destruction of LTTE which was the ruthless terrorist organization”

    Yes M.Sivanathan but given that you were telling lies before and saying how AI was avoiding any mention of LTTE, it is good you have now looked to change direction and ask why AI is not actively celebrating LTTE’s destruction. This is because AI is not a governmental organisation therefore does not have its own policy objectives, merely it advises and pressurizes governments if they know abuse is being committed.

    Here is the Amnesty International report on Sri Lanka in 2010:

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/sri-lanka/report-2010

    “The LTTE recruited children as fighters and punished people who resisted for”ced recruitment. They imposed a strict pass system, hindering thousands of families from the Wanni region from moving to safer areas. As conflict intensified and territory controlled by the LTTE diminished, they actively prevented civilians from escaping, including shooting at those who tried to flee. The LTTE also deliberately targeted civilians. They launched indiscriminate attacks outside the conflict zone, including suicide bombings and an aerial assault on Colombo. On 10 March, a suicide bombing of a Muslim religious procession in southern Sri Lanka killed 14 civilians and injured 50.”

    What we can see from the above, is that AI is still highlighting abuses committed by LTTE up until it became effectively inactive militarily in May 2009. Therefore we need to question the mental state of people like M.Sivanathan who continue to believe that AI is not targeting the LTTE for criticism.

    “If they have no work, they can go behind G.Bush and catch him to show his “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in Iraq”

    Yes M.Sivanathan but AI is a human rights organisation so why are you yet again confirming your stupidity by asking it to investigate chemical and biological weapons when that is not their area of expertise? Is this happening in your daily life where you’re asking your dentist to sort out your eyes and your optician to check your teeth??

    “Check it. Then you will know why AI bark at the GOVERNMENTS only!”

    M.Sivanathan – if I have provided clear evidence along with the required links about how AI is making very critical remarks about LTTE, why are you insisting this has not happened? Again do you have visual problems and cannot see what I am posting?

    “2300 persons are kidnapped/missing everyday in USA. Where is this AI?”

    Again M.Sivanathan you have failed to provide any evidence that these people are being abducted by US government. It is clear you cannot understand english as if we make countless appeals for you to provide information to back up what you say and you continue to fail to do this, then there is no use continuing this conversation. We will let you to continue imaging all the things you say and for you to reply ‘I am the witness’ every time we ask for proof.

    The below is a link to AI reports section for USA:

    http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports

    Here we can see how AI have compiled a range of US-related reports including concerns over the death penalty, use of solitary confinement by US prisons and other subject matter critical to US govt that M.Sivanathan has convinced himself does not exist.

  65. Native Vedda says:

    Ramanan

    M Sivananthan I suppose is a secret admirer of VP and his LTTE.

    He could not write a sentence without mentioning both.

    Or is he deriving sexual pleasure out of penning VP and LTTE so often?

    Could you find out from him?

  66. TRN says:

    Kalu dear! U r a hemiplegic , only one half of your brain is functioning.

  67. sjoseph says:

    Tamils need not be fearful about re-appearance of disappearances.

  68. gulseven akbulut says:

    pls sent every docements to us about desapearences and any new news aobout Tamil thanks

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