Vijayakala wants wells checked for dead bodies
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State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran says that the closed water wells in the islands off Jaffna should be immediately inspected under court orders.
She pointed out that the relatives of persons who went missing during the former government believe that the bodies of a number of bodies are inside those wells.
The state minister claimed that according to the relatives of the missing people, the bodies have been placed inside the wells and filled with soil.
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It is Ironic that Tamil ministers in the current regime are only blaming the missing persons on the previous government and our current leaders are going along with these allegations just for the sake of blaming the MR . Did or did not the LTTE kidnap children and kill there own people. How is it going to be possible to prove who was responsible for the deaths of these people. Is also very strange that the Tamils are not blaming the LTTE fro any missing persons and trying to make the whole world believe that MR was the Barbarian who killed so many people and Brabhakaran was a saint. Shame on you people who have forgotten the Hell Hole Sri Lanka was during the war and how it is now.
The Tamils are not blaming the MR 1 Government (Mahinda Rajapaksa Govt) for the missing persons.
The OMP is a national institution and shall cover the entire island including missing persons from 1948. That covers the insurgencies in 1977 and in the 1980’s.
It is the MR 2 Government (Maithripala-Ranil Government) that has had the courage to face up to this social phenomenon of missing persons and institute measures to address it.
That’s the big difference between MR 2 and MR 1.
You are great. We had MR 1 for 9 years and now we have MR 2.
Wonder when we will get MR 3?
Oh Thullepen why are the Tamils not talking about the Tamils that were Kidnapped by the Barbarian Brabhakaran and sent to war by force including kids and women? The other question is there were so many Tamil males who were supporting the LTTE and fighting along side Prabkarn the Barbaraian but none of the Females admit that their husbands or kids could have or would have been LTTE soldiers. I suppose it is easier to blame the Sinhalese majority and get sympathy from the western dogs who can not mind their business and love the fact that our current leaders are dancing to their tune.
Dear S Fernando,
I sincerely hope the records that were captured from LTTE hideouts in the last stages of the war will be made available to the OMP.
This will enable the OMP to determine which of the missing persons were recruited by the LTTE. Records of those captured and those who surrendered in May 2009 should also be made available to the OMP.
This will enable the OMP to demonstrate likelihood of cause for persons who went missing. The residents of the North have no problems in missing persons being determined as LTTE recruits lost in the war.
However, since 1948, the disappearance of may missing persons from all over the country was attributed to social upheavals including the insurgencies, communal pogroms, the war against terrorism etc. It is near impossible to determine the actual cause of disappearance in every instance. Poor record keeping and disappearance of files are commonplace in SL’s administration. I suppose we as a society have to resolve to live with uncertainty.
I cry for thee, Mother Lanka.
Mr. Fdo said, ‘ is easier to blame the Sinhalese majority and get sympathy from the western XXXX who can not mind their business and love the fact that our current leaders are dancing to their tune.’ In my opinion, Western Governments do not have an anger to toward Sinhala population at large. But the Tamil Diaspora and the Tamil Communities in their constituencies force Western leaders to pinch and kick Sri Lanka. Moreover, individuals like Hillary Clinton got funds from Tamil Diaspora and that money speaks.Unfortunately the present YP government has a set of leaders just accept any thing said by foreign powers. Our foreign policy is driven by Western powers. Mr. Fernando you are right when you say ‘our current leaders dancing to their tune’. I have seen late Anton Balasinghem’s Australian wife wearing LTTE uniform with kidnapped children (these children had Cyanide capsules) . Yes, why Tamils do not request UK government to extradite her to stand trials in Sri Lanka?
As long as you receive foreign aid you will be dancing to there tune. Just ask how can countries who got there problems with money hand out money to other countries. It is just like how can you help your neighbor when you got money problems unless you get something in return. Dangerous.
If you don’t know I will explain how you pay back these loans and hand outs, dearly.
Dear Mr. T.Somadusdarm, You are talking about captured documents from LTTE. Do they keep correct reports? How credible are they?
What about a list of kidnapped Tamil Children by LTTE? I know Colonel Karuna is one of them. Do they have a record on this? UNICEF confirmed around 3,600 children kidnapped in 2004 alone. Sorry I am naive on this matter. May be you can shed some light. Pl see: https://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/srilanka1104/2.htm
She is very good in pointing her own area issues attached to her province.
This means she works for the people who voted for her.
How other ministers are doing now?
I think there were more than 30000 soldiers and civilians abducted by the LTTE terrorist group.
I’m wondering which ministers from other areas will pointed out these issue.
Else we can assume that those southern part politicians forget who voted and what they should do to the people who voted for them.
Similarly people in south has no voice or communications skills as happening in north.
There are hundreds of websites available for northern people to discuss and communicate their issues to the world.
They are accurate with that task.
Even though wrong details, they are organized and publishing to the world.
What does the south side people do?
They are just politically divided and pulling each other’s legs.
No one will know until all got hanging rope attached to their necks.
Most of the foreign diplomats only visit northern areas to help on their issues.
Something to think for southern part.
Are we into correct track?
Or waiting get wiped out.
Instead of digging all these rubbishes ,I just ask Ranjith ,that the western countries want to have a stable but democratic government in Sri Lanka and nothing else. This is the condition imposed on Sinhalese government with a police of Give and Take.
With all these western aides coming freely since the new government’s promise to find a reconciliation
With Tamils,still people like you refuse to accept that this Island s belonged Sinhalese,a Tamils and Muslims.There won’t be any Sri Lanka without Tamils.
Kathir Please don’t show your ignorance to me. Sinhalese don’t like you all. Muslims don’t like you all and Burgers hate you all.
I am sure Ranjith will respond to you but Mr. Kathir. Sri Lanka always had democratically elected governments. Western governments, Human Right organizations, IC are using Sri Lanka to show their power and experiment. Why they don’t go and teach Saudi Arabia and Israel about good governance, democracy and Human Rights? What about India? India’s Human Right record in Indian Administered Kashmir is horrible; Why these Western governments not interested in India? LTTE gave huge funds for Hillary Clinton and she has to acknowledge it through pinching SL. Hope you read the leaked Emails and she says she doesn’t want to see LTTE losing the war! What about Chilcot Report implicating Tony Blair in UK? Western Aid? Western Aid doesn’t come free. It comes with strings attached. I don’t know about Western aid but Sri Lanka got loans from IMF with interests. If we receive free aid why the YP government begging China? Who said this island doesn’t belong to all the people who live here. It is Tamils who chased out 75,000 Muslims from North. No one chased Tamils from Wellawatta & Kotahena, etc. Who is raping the Villpattu National park? Is that Sinhalese people? Who is occupying Buddhist religious places such as Kuuragala? Is that Sinhala communities? Who kidnapped Tamil Children, brain washed , put a Cyanide capsule and send them to the war frunt? Did your so called Sinhala government did that? Who killed TULF leader Amirthalingam? I can go on. My brother, it is Tamils who should reconcile with other communities.
Kathir You Dumb ASS .NO body is saying that there will be a Sri Lanka without all the nationalities but every one who has written in this particular blog agrees that The Tamils in the North seem to have forgotten that the LTTE did abduct kids and men to fight their worthless war. Ad for the financial assistance giving us a loan does not give the western world the right to tell our leaderless how to run their country . The west wants terrorists to be active because it is big business. How come the whole world can not defeat ISIS which for such a long time. Human rights people should look int to the atrocities in that part of the world and put an end to the misery of those people and leave Sri Lanka alone. But then again is is easier to stick their finger up our B-___ than it is to do so to people like Putin and ISIS leaders who will ask them to get lost. C considering that our leaders are willing to bend over for them this bullshit will never stop until we have a strong leader not two puppets.
Dear Mr Amarakoon,
In response to your comment above, documents maintained by the LTTE are accurate records of recruitment including under-age recruitment. The LTTE picked up this trait from the western world where record keeping by all parties were accurate. In WW1 and WW2, the warring factions maintained records of all recruits and were able to build monuments to commemorate sacrifice. Nazi records captured provide accurate details of all persons captured and sent to gas chambers.
While the war was progressing, the LTTE built war cemeteries to honour their soldiers. Hence LTTE records are presumed to be accurate.
Regarding your second comment on child soldier recruitment, the Tamils do not deny the uncommon and illegal practices of the LTTE. These actions were perpetrated on society as being essential to attain freedom. Though the actions precipitated emotional resistance and downturn, the promise of freedom and emancipation had and continues to have an uplifting impact on society.
Even now, 7 years after the end of the ‘War’, majority of Tamils located in the North and East continue to cherish the dream of freedom.
This is a response to the rantings of Amarakoon and S Fernando above.
Ranjith, thank you for your comment on Tamils being hated the Sinhala, Moslem, Burgher etc. Point taken, we knew it all the time. Thanks for confirming your hatred. Most majestic gesture, much appreciated.
The Western Governments have shown interest in Saudi Arabia and India and have enforced punitive actions over human rights. However, Saudi Arabia and India are economic powerhouses unlike beggar nations such as SL. Beggars cannot be choosers. 68 years of majority Sinhala rule in our Mother Land has resulted in a tattered economy unable to service its own debts. This has made our Mother Land a Beggar. So, you guys, the Sinhala, blame yourself.
If Hillary Clinton accepted funds from the LTTE, which is a banned organisation in the US at the highest level, she will pay for it dearly. We don’t have to break our heads over it. See how Trump is losing because of his tax returns. There’s transparency in the western world.
The Chilcott Report, yes, George W Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard and Mahinda Rajapaksa should be tried in the Hague for Ware Crimes. A resolution is coming up, soon.
The LTTE ethnically cleansed the North as part of its strategy. The Tamils accept that it was disaster. The Sinhala community and its leaders ethnically cleansed the South in the pogroms of 1977 and 1983. The Sinhala leaders who conducted this program are heroes in the South !!
Wilpattu National Park and Kuurugala, if illegal activities are being conducted in these places, please, can you, the Sinhala majority, enforce the law?
Mr Thuleepan Somasundaram . In 1950 and 1960 there were influx of Tamil illegal immigrants to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu. because they got a better life in Sri Lanka under Sinhalese goverment rather from the Indian goverment. They swam the ocean between India and Sri lanka putting there life at risk to be in this harmonic island. We used to call them “Kalla thoni”
When in 1970 the Tamil estate workers were given the the choice to settle down in Tamil Nadu, they refuse and settle in Vavunia, because they know it is much better to be in Sri lanka under Sinhala goverment than a Tamil administration
About this dislikes . Jaffna Tamils don’t like Battickclo ( I cannot spell this bloody words) Tamils. Batickclo Tamils don’t like tea estate tamils. Tea estate Tamils don’t like Indian Tamils, Indian Tamils don’t like Malaysian Tamils and Mallaysian does not like Singapore Tamils. So the list go on.
Please don’t talk about these war criminals like Tony Blair and George Bush. Look at Iraq, Libya , Syria and Afghanistan. They ruined those countries.
These people are playing on the ignorance of minorities so that they can get control of these countries for there gains not for the people of those countries.
When you cowards killed two presidents and did massive number of innocent civilians including children. (Tamil civilians and children as well) and now talk about war crimes it shows how ignorant you all are.
You are better off under in one country under Sinhalese administration. Take my word for it.
I re-state my case.
There is substantial evidence against ex-leaders including George W Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard and Mahinda Rajapaksa for having committed illegal wars on the peoples of Iraq, Libya , Syria, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and irreparably ruined their lives.
They should be tried for war crimes in the Hague and if found guilty, should be sentenced.
Such an action would transmit a lesson to current and future leaders of all nations that they are accountable for their actions committed while in office.
George W Bush, Tony Blair, are war criminals. Neither Sadam or Gardafi threatened UK or USA. Mahinda Rajapaksa had no other choice other than to defeat these barbaric cowered Tamil paper tigers. Sri lanken goverment pleaded many Tamils to come to a amicable solution. Oh No! they thought the only thing they know is violence will solve the problem.
Today Tamils live in harmony. They don’t fear there children been drag from there houses , put a arsenic capsule around there neck and forced to fight in appalling conditions.
After the defeat of Tamil cowered Tigers he build the railways and other infrastructure in Tamil areas.
The defeat of Tamil barbaric tigers is a blessing for Tamils more than for Sinhalese. So you should be much obliged to who ever stop this mindless war.
Why only George W Bush and Tony Blaiir?
Former Australian PM, John Howard and Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa are also presumed to be war criminals.
It was all exposed in the Chilcott Report.
George W Bush began this hullabaloo about war against terrorism. John Howard joined the Coalition of the Willing. Mahinda Rajapaksa followed George W Bush theory of War against Terrorism and killed more that 120,000 civilians.
Where on earth did you get number of civilians killed in the war against terror as 120,000?
The UN and Tamil Diaspora estimate the number killed in the last days of the war as 40,000.
Maybe, your number includes Tamil Civilians in the 30 years and Sinhala Civilians killed by unknown forces from 1948 onward?
If that’s the case, we cannot hold the MR 1 regime being totally responsible for the 120,000.
However, I have seen this number (120,000) in the Chilcott Report.
Of course Mr Chie d’Zylva there are so many of them. Then I will have to write a book. In this site I have limited time and space.
Mr. T. Somasundaram, You say, ‘There is substantial evidence against ex-leaders including George W Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard and Mahinda Rajapaksa for having committed illegal wars on the peoples of Iraq, Libya , Syria, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and irreparably ruined their lives.’ Then why the hell is these Western Countries Clean their own house before getting involved in Sri Lankan affairs.
Hon. Zilva, 120,000 may be with Sinhala youths killed by UNP & SLFP governments in two JVP uprisings. Again, there is no interest within UN, Humanraingt organizations about these victims.
Mr Amarakoon . Don’t take any notice of what these brain less Tamils say. Just ignore them. Let them bark,
Western countries are taking action against the alleged war criminals.
George W Bush cannot step in to Switzerland because Swiss Authorities will arrest him. He does not travel outside the US.
Tony Blair has nowhere to go; he had to come down to Sri Lanka for a holiday , quite recently.
John Howard is too old to travel.
Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be given visas to travel to USA and Europe.
At the next UNHRC meeting, SL should bring a resolution to commence war crime trials against these leaders.
Dear Mr. T.Somadusdarm, you said:
‘Western countries are taking action against the alleged war criminals.’ Well Sir, how many countries? Only Switzerland.
George W Bush cannot step in to Switzerland because Swiss Authorities will arrest him. He does not travel outside the US.
‘Tony Blair has nowhere to go; he had to come down to Sri Lanka for a holiday, quite recently.’
Yes, YP government will welcome him. He has not issued any travel restriction by any country so far.
‘John Howard is too old to travel.’: Again, did any country issued arrest warrant to him?
‘Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be given visas to travel to USA and Europe.’
It is not an arrest warrant it is only rejection of his VISA. Same for Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.
As far as I know in 1998 Chilean Dictator Gen. Pinochet was briefly arrested in UK after the Spanish Government requested his arrest for killing of Spanish nationals in Chilly.
Bush, Cheany, Blair were not charged by ICC. This is because there were no formal complaints from UN Security Council. UN Security council will never allow this to happen.
‘At the next UNHRC meeting, SL should bring a resolution to commence war crime trials against these leaders.’ Well Mr. Somasundaram thank you for your brilliant suggestion. Hope Sri Lanka will do this with the help of Tamil Diaspora!
Well Mr Amarakoon,
Thanks for your response. It however, doesn’t say anything.
The only comment in response would be that FM Fonseka will be better off admitting that he was a toothless Army Commander in the last stages of the war. Orders, instruction, ammunition (including chem weapons) and logistical support to field commanders in the war theatre were going over his head from highly placed Defence officials sitting in Colombo in Air-Conditioned comfort and travelling in terrorist-proof 6 series BMW’s.
Finally, if the MR2 regime desires to bring that war crime trial resolution in the UNHRC sessions, please count on 100% support from the Tamil Diaspora.
Again, Mr. T. Somasundaram, FM SF is already a tootles MP and became a lap-dog of YP regime. There will be no war crimes charges against him. Only he will not get a USA VISA (though he already told Velulu Pilai is better than MR and he is not his enemy).
MR2 regime will never bring any resolution against any country and I do not think they have ‘guts’ and a stomach for it. Besides, MR2 created history and I am sure no one will ever break it; When USA brought the resolution against SL (the accuser) MR2 voted with it favouring it. Simply, accuser voted with the accuse. By doing so, MR2 signed its own death warrant! And that is what Tamil Diaspora wanted.