Only the LTTE committed war crimes – Sajith
If war crimes had been committed in Sri Lanka they were only committed by the LTTE Sajith Premadasa said in Parliament today. He said this in response to a question posed by Wimal Weerawansa regarding an alleged statement given by Karu Jayasuriya to a newspaper.
Wimal claims that in the statement Karu had proclaimed that a war crimes investigation should be conducted on Sri Lanka.
Health sector’s victory
Following his reply to Minister Weerawansa, Sajith went on to state that the reduction in the maternal mortality rate in the country was a victory of the health sector.
Quoting statistics Premadasa claimed that in 2005 for every 100, 000 live births the maternal mortality rate was 58, however in 2008 this was reduced to 35.
Source: Ada Derana
Well, this means the LTTE, as a conventional army defending the Tamil Homeland, caused crimes in the war with the conventional army representing the GOSL.
Good news, the LTTE and the Tamil Homeland are recognised entities in the war and remain recignised entities after the conclusion of the war.
Does the recognition of the Tamil Homeland and its defending army, the LTTE, as distinct entities, represent a policy shift of the 2nd largest political party in southern SL?
well done Sajith,our country need opersition leader like you,not the trator like Ranil and bloody Prabakaran.As you said the ltte create the present crises in srilanka and they are the one who killed inocent civilians(tamils singhalesis etc.)As you said the western countris they did not expect that our govermant going to beat and finish bloody ltte,
Typical of DC he has put 2+2 together and got 5. This imbecile is way off the mark. He is totally illogical. LTTE with the military and financial support of Norway and the recognition given to them as a military force, though a terrorist force, is guilty of terribel and massive war crimes, from conscription of children to wholesale genocide of Sinhalese and Muslims. They do not have to be a conventional force to be accused of war crimes. The mere fact they functioned as a regular army using terrorism as one of its weapons suffices to be charged with war crimes. However, this is now a moot point since they are totally erradicated from the face of SL for good. Hoo hoo to you DC, the diaspora Tamil LTTE eelamist. With your fellow eelamists in UK enjoy your pipe dreams smoking skunk.
Do you mean to that any one person or group who go around “terrorising” others, are guilty of “war crimes”?
In which case the leading personality who ties up servants of the public to trees should be tried in the Hague?
Nicholas, there is a difference in law between an “offence” and a “war crime”. The latter applies only to conventional armies.
I hope the statement by the UNP leader represents a polcy shift.
DC. LTTE masqueraded as a renegade terrorist army aided openly by Norway. They committed serious war crimes. As I said, our Hon President has punished them for their war crimes. Fun and games began in 2007 and ended in their total shameful rout and liquidation on 19/4/2009. LTTE diaspora rump is now smarting under the punishment. DC, if you would like to be put in stocks or to be tied to a palm tree in Yalpanam, with your vetti removed, I am sure a liberated Tamil SL citizen would gladly oblige you, since you and your miserable vermin in UK would not leave the majority Tamils in SL in peace to prosper as SL citizens.
Does Mr S Premadasa suggest prosecution of the LTTE for war crimes?
If so, he should include the GOI in the prosecution for war crimes in the IPKF era. His dad realised the crimes being committed by the IPKF and strategically joined hands with the LTTE to get rid of GOI’s genocidal army in occupation.
DC Oye Issarawela Haag Peni Sitinna, Gihin kiyanna Mata Pissu, Mama Ltte Karayek Kiyalla Wahama Athadanguwata Ganna Apiy Lankawe Uddeta Udaw Dunne. Nethiwa Ohe Hithana Kawuruwath Balen Ohelata ohna vidiyata UNp yata Ohna vidiyata Hagen Walata genwala Nadudanna beha Lankawa nidahas Ratak . Issara wela Emarikawatai englawalatai Norwegen Trasthawadeenta udaw dunnata Nadu Kiyala .