Rajapaksa Govt. betrayed the country not UNP – Attanayake
The government was making baseless accusations against the UNP, after assuring the United Nations Human Rights Commission that war crimes allegations against the security forces would be investigated and those found guilty punished, General Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake said yesterday.
He told a news conference in Colombo that when President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his ministers go abroad, they play a completely different tune to the one they are used to while in Sri Lanka.
It was the External Affairs Minister G. L. Pieris and former Attorney General Mohan Pieris, who had requested time from the UNHRC to probe the actions of the security forces during the last stages of the war against the LTTE, while assuring it of instituting legal action against those who had violated the law, Attanayake said.
He said that the UNP was not interested in protecting the Rajapaksa regime, but was deeply concerned about the repercussions on the Sri Lankan people due to the inability of the “clique that calls the shots” to stomach their pride and behave in a manner that would not attract further international pressure and possible sanctions.
Commenting on the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee on the National Question, Attanayake said that without the participation of the Tamil National Alliance the entire process would become meaningless.
The government, should present a reasonable devolution package and then seek the views of all political parties, he said adding that the problems have been discussed for decades and it would be a meaningless exercise to go through the whole process once again.
The ethnic issue had dragged on for decades and it was high time the Rajapaksa regime stopped playing politics and took a sincere approach to devolving power within a unitary state, Attanayake observed.
Courtesy: The Island
Betrayed to whom..? To your mother..? You shut up “athakoluwa” of spoiled beggars..!
Why this sudden rush of blood? Please COOL DOWN and your language will find its due place.
Retd Gen Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the genocidal forces of the Republic of Sri Lanka that undertook the onslaught against the Tamil civilian population should be formally charged for war crimes.
As the Commander, Retd Gen Fonseka was responsible for delivering the humanitarian operations to “rescue” the hostaged tamil population. He is responsible for the performance of the forces.
The earlier this is done the better it is for the nation.
There is no such thing as a ‘National Question’. The TNA, the political front of the former militant/terrorist VP/LTTE, formulated this term, ‘National Question’. For them, a miniscule % of the country’s population, about 0.05%, this is paraded as the big question, and continued to be held aloft every now and then as the big question. To the TNA, the voice of the diaspora Tamils/LTTE stump, there is the so-called ‘National Question’. They shout aloud for the consumption of the imperial West, that there will be no unity with the SL Tamils without addressing/solving the so-called ‘national question’, a sine qua non. But do they represent the SL Tamils?
The Tamil population in SL number, about 3.5 million today. The majority of them, about 2 million, live happily integrated with the Sinhalese in the South. They do not want separatism. They want to continue to live as ONE NATION in the South. Since the total annihilation of the LTTE in the North by the heroic SL Defence Forces to rescue the Tamil civilians (330,000+) held by VP and the LTTE as a ‘human shield’ against the advancing SL Forces, a war crime, the 1.5 million Tamils in the N & E have totally rejected the LTTE/TNA call for Tamil separatism. They had suffered enough on a useless militant/terrorist adventure of VP and his ganja-dream for 30 years. It was his despotic rule that led to the early deaths of their children who were conscripted by the LTTE to become gun-fodder and suicide killers.
The 1.5 million Tamils of N & E say now, ‘Enough is Enough’ to the TNA. We have been liberated and saved by the Hon President MR and are now living happily in new houses built for us, with new schools for our children to replace the ones destroyed by the LTTE, our farms de-mined, our infra-structure re-built by the SL President. Spring has dawned at last, under our SL President, to N & E since the winter of desolation created by VP and the LTTE terrorists. We and our children now have a future at last, free from death and destruction and the travail inflicted on us needlessly, by VP’s vain glorious hashish-dream to become the king/absolute ruler of so-called eelam kingdom. We do not want a separate so-called ‘eelam kingdom’. We do not subscribe to this Tamil nationalism of TNA. It is their so-called ‘national question’, not ours. We want to be left in peace. WE WANT TO BE SL NATIONALS/CITIZENS. WE WANT TO BE ‘ONE NATION ONE COUNTRY’. TNA DO NOT REPRESENT US. THEY HAVE ELECTED THEMSELVES TO BE OUR REPRESENTATIVES. THEY FORCE US TO VOTE FOR THEM UNDER GUN POINT. WE WANT TO BE FREE OF THE TNA, WHO HARDLY NUMBER 20,000 HARDCORE ELEMENTS.
Today, we look upon SL President MR as the F’ather of the Nation’. He is our President and our ‘Father’ too, as we are truly SL nationals.
To UNP, JVP/JAM, TNA, we have only this to say. Leave us Tamils alone to get on with our lives as truly SL Nationals. You are stirring-up trouble for us, which we do not want. You are doing this because you are politically bankrupt, rejected by the majority people of SL of all communities. You have become puppets of USA and imperial West, for their vested interests, to make SL a large base for USA in the SE Asia to confront China and India.
Mr Knicker-less Dias appears to be the self appointed spokesman for SL’s tamil population.
Thambi claimed to be the ‘sole representative of the tamil people’ not very long ago.
Look where he is now! Thambi “settapochchi”.
Likewise, I wonder what the fate of the Knicker-less man (who claims to be the sole voice of the SL tamil population) would be in the near future.
In Blog 3, Parakrama says that SF should be tried for war crimes, for leading the SL Forces in the Humanitarian Operation to rescue the Tamil hostages and causing their deaths.
Who actually committed ‘war crimes’? Is it not VP and the LTTE leaders? By holding 330,000+ Tamil civilians who were herded together like cattle to breed children for the LTTE to be gun-fodder and then held as a human shield to save their own bacon, VP and the LTTE leaders committed most foul war crimes. Rescuing them is not a war crime. It is a heroic deed. Hence SF is a hero in leading the SL Forces to rescue the Tamil civilian hostages. A few of them died inevitably in the rescue operation, mostly because VP ordered the LTTE to shoot their own Tamil civilians and suicide-bomb them as they attempted to flee to the SL army side. But more heroic SL soldiers died in the Humanitarian Operation than Tamil civilians. That is the truth which the diaspora Tamil Parakrama is trying to distort and misrepresent so stupidly, the lying bastard.
However, SF was found guilty on charges of breach of military code and was imprisoned for that. He still remains to be charged for conspiracy to assassinate Hon President MR and his family and vaious VIPs when he failed to win the Presidention election. He gathered together army deserters at the Cinamon Hotel, with the help of JVP, and armed them for the planned coup d’etat, which was nipped-in-the-bud, by the timely action of Hon Def Sec in arresting all the army deserters in the Cinamon Hotel with SF. He has to be charged for this act of high treason. If found guilty the penalty is death.
Ofcourse our enemy, the US whitehouse, the Pentagon and CIA, will try to distort the truth by stating SF is a ‘political prisoner’. During Presidential election USA funded SF campaign. They backed the wrong horse and lost. USA has therefore another axe to grind with MR. They will seek to assassinate him as they assassinated Gadaffi.
PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES COMMITTED IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND LIBYA. HE ORDERED THE COLD BLOODED MURDER OF OSAMA BIN LADEN BY A TEAM OF US MARINES, WHO INVADED PAKISTAN IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, TO CARRY OUT THE MURDER.
Mr Nicholas Dias,
The United States of America is Sri Lanka’s gretest friend.
The United States of America:
1. provided killer jets via its mates, Israel to SL to ruthlessly suppress tamil nationalism
2. provided a new George W Bush definiion of terrorism which enabled it to classify and ban the LTT
3. provided military raining and arms to SL’s genocidal army to suppress tamil nationalism under the guise of terrorism
4. provided intelligence to SL’s killer Navy on LTT arms ship movement to enable destruction of the ships in the mid-ocean
5. turned a blind eye towards the Mullivaiykal massacre in May 2009 through its ambassadorial agent by remaining silent (unlike France and the UK)
6. provided 4 of its citizens / permanenet residents to lead the genocidal war against tamil nationalism
7. provided diplomatic support in overcoming UN initiatives agianst war crimes
The United Staes loves the Kurakkan Satakaya clan and the Commander of the genocidal army, Retd Gen SF.
I cannot understand why you keep on berating the US spending hours and hours writing about their international atrocities. NICHOLAS, THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS AND THEY DO LOVE YOUR KURAKKAN SATAKAYA RULING CLAN.
At this very moment, the US is working hard behind the scenes to introduce a UN resolution supporting SL’s bogus reconcilliation intitiatives. This is to pre-empt any damaging resolution from liberals in the EU and Canada.
So please take it easy in critcising the US.
Well said Arap, you are indeed, extremely clever.
Bravo! Well said in blog 7. Spot on.
Daa… Thamil pulli., ippa onaka saukyamaa…??? Hay Listen all Ltte loosers..!
Can you be happy with your writings.? And can’t you bear the defeat yet..?
Ok you may write more & heal the sorrow…!
There’s plenty of expression freedom in srilanka according to the democratic goverment now…!
So all of you can write & heal the wounds also, but no more terrorism…! We’ve won the f..king “war on terror”…! Now we take it easy about all…!
Please be Patriotic and think rational.
I take you to the days when the Indian Citizenship Problem was at its peak Prime Minister D.Senanayake invited Sirimavo Bandaranaike to go to India with him to discuss the problem with Indian PM Indiri Ghandi.Did Sirimavo turn back and asked Dudley what his solution is? No. She readily agreed.She knew it would be an open discussion and that she would be in a position to influence the Indian authorities to accept OUR point of view.That was Patriosm at its best.Why cannot you you all get together and come to a reasonable solution once and for all?Remember it is your party (JR) who thwarted the “Reasonable of Use of Tamil Language” Act with that infamous walk to Kandy.Had that Bill was presented then we would never had this problem.