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UN pushes for access to Sri Lankan battlefields

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The Red Cross has also appealed for access to the war zone to aid anyone still left there, but the government says it does not need assistance ...Read the full article

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  1. CallofDuty . from Canada writes: 'Several government officials declined to comment on the appeals.'...wow...sounds like a government we can trust.
  2. Adbul Rehman from Toronto, Canada writes: Are the UN going there to count the Tamils who are raped and killed?

    Where is the International Community when atrocities were taking place?
  3. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Sri Lanka destroys evidence, prevents ICRC, UN access - Prof. Boyle Noting that the slow genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka accelerated to more than 10,000 killed in the last few months, far exceeding the horrors of Srebrenica, Professor Boyle in conversation with Los Angeles KPFK radio host, Michael Slate, Tuesday, accused Sri Lanka Government of bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies. Boyle added that the United States Government with spy satellites would be knowing exactly what Sri Lanka's actions are in the Safe Zone, and stand implicated along with UK, France, and India in allowing the genocide to happen.
  4. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: It is shame on the International Community to be silent when crimes and persecution of a minority Tamils were taking place by the Sinhala regime.

    This same thing can happen to the Muslims too once Tamils are finished.

    As the Sinhala belives in violence, they will turn against the Muslims as we are doing business and prosper than the Sinhala.

    The world is full of incompetent leaders that simply watch crime happen and fail to find solutions.

    Two state solution is the best for Sri lankan.
  5. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Sri Lanka destroys evidence, prevents ICRC, UN access - Prof. Boyle

    Can you belive that a rogue regime exists in the 21st Century?

    Now no more excuses to blame the LTTE.

    Sri lankan regime is a Terrorist regime in disguise killing and persecuting Tamils.
  6. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Muslims in the Eastern region are in fear of these attacks may come against them at anytime as Tamils are already intimidated and brutalized.

    Save Tamils and this may help Muslims in the East as well.
  7. Darth Vader from Death Star, Canada writes: Abdul Rehman,

    Sounds to me like you are about as one-sided (the opposite side that is) as the current Sri Lankan government on this issue.

    The problem with wars is that there is generally a winner and a loser. The Tamil Tigers are the losers here, and now they have to take their lumps like all the losing sides of any war do. Sounds like a tough message, but maybe they should have thought of this when they started the war back at the beginning when they started blowing things up way back when.
  8. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Anyone wants to know, who Ravi Nessman is...?
    Have look at
    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items09/140109-1.html

    An article by John MacKinnon....

    Duping is going on...
  9. CallofDuty . from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman, face it, the Tamils only got what they asked for. Separatism has its costs.
    ----------------------
    They did live in together for sometime. It was the government who was mostly made of the majority religion that caused this war. It's all been documented. It's up to you to look it up.
  10. J Nigh from Toronto, Canada writes: Dom Villipin, the FLQ wasn't responding to the mass rape and killing of French-Canadians and the destruction of their businesses, the way that the Tamil Tigers were. To compare the two situations is comparing apples and oranges! It is offensive that you say 'Tamils only got what they asked for'! How dare you say that they asked for the government to use the voters list to rape and kill them? Your racism is showing- there's a difference between Tamil Tigers and Tamils in general, a distinction its about time you learned if you're capable.
  11. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: CallofDuty, so the 'separatists' have always wanted to co-exist peacefully with the Sinhalese majority/gov't (at least in the last 2-3 decades)??? But, you're entitled to your definition of separatist.
  12. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Ravi...? where could that name come from...? Not a Canadian name... hmm... not a... hmm... maybe Ravi is short form for Ravichandran...?

    Callof Duty, do you know any Ravichandran...?

    Hmm... who could be Ravi...?
  13. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Ravi Nessman has another article on G&M...
  14. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Red Cross...ICRC... hmm...?
    Check and see the % of 'certain' locals recruited by ICRC in Sri Lanka...?
  15. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Ravi Nessman sits in an comfy air-conditioned office (?) somewhere in Colombo and writes, Mr. Ban said, Mr. Redmond said...

    What does he know about Sri Lanka...?

    If you guys believe in your neighbor, US, then read; http://countrystudies.us/sri-lanka/38.htm

    You can have an insight of the people of Sri Lanka...
    Naturally, CIA gets them intelligence reports...
  16. Jade Dragon from Ottawa, Canada writes: Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation. It says it does not need help. One must respect Sri Lanka's sovereignty.
  17. Darren T from Oakville, Canada writes: Best article I've found so far. Cheers.
    http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/May1242713574CH.html
  18. Carolyn Debnam from Toronto, Canada writes: Why did the LTTE advise Tamils boycott the election in 2005?
    They only have themselves to blame for who is in power.

    At the beginning of 2008, the focus of the civil war turned to civilian targets, with commuter bus and train bombings carried out in most parts of the country, including a series of attacks against commuters in and around Colombo.

    This is just a recycling of events that have gone on for 26 years now.
    Norway got heavily involved in Peace talks.. and so on and so on..
    There is blood on everyone's hands and why the Tamils would back the LTTE is way beyond comprehension since their own people were the LTTE's targets.

    Maybe the international community should put a huge wall all around Sri Lanka and just let everyone kill each other off..
    it seems Peaceful solutions are just way beyond anyone's comprehension.

    ~
  19. Darren T from Oakville, Canada writes: Abdul Rehman - it's pretty pathetic that you're such a staunch ally of the Tamil tigers. They ethnically cleansed all muslims from the northeast before taking control of their Eelam State.

    It was the sinhalese who were the defenders of all. The moors, burghers, muslims, and yes, even tamils.
  20. Chris Halford from Ottawa, Canada writes: Just like the guys in Myanmar. Rather have the populace starve and die than let outsiders see what's going on.
  21. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States...

    Tamils asked for freedom and independence due to oppression and state terrorism. We muslims also affected as a result of this.

    Is it anyhting wrong to ask to independence when the amjority community oppress and persecute the minority community?

    Tamils can always bounce back as they have Tamil Nadu just few minutes from North Sri lanka.

    If there is a nationalistic leader like Rajapakse in Tamil Nadu, it will be War. Don't forget the IPKF flying planes over Sri lanka and the Sinhalese were like chickens...

    This is a temporary happiness that the Sinhalese are enjoying while the Western world preparing for War Crimes and Human Rights investigations.

    I have seen the Sinhala in Batti and Amparai running like mad dogs when the IPKF came to Sri lanka.

    If the Sinhalese antogonise Tamils it may be bad for all of us. You may lose Sri lanka as India can always invade in the pretext of helping Tamils.

    You are really fools...
  22. Super Grover from Canada writes: While I agree that the LTTE is a terrorist organization, this does not mean that a genocide is appropriate. The UN and Red Cross need to be allowed in the affected areas ASAP. If the government had nothing to hide, they would not oppose international aid.
  23. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Darth Vader from Death Star, Canada...

    I am not writing one sided but you Sinhalese people are one sided and listen to chauvinistic leaders.

    There are small nations happily living but Sri lanka was a great and sound country one time but in bad shape and a poor nation today as a result of chauvinistic Sinhala leaders.

    Tamils have prospered well as a result of this crisis and they are all over the world now.

    I have euqally Tamil and Sinhala friends too. Muslims view are based on your attitude, mentality and your leadership policies. We have people on both sides, the UNP and the SLFP.

    But people fear that you all have robbed and brutalized the Tamils, the thugs, hooligans and the police cannot live without or with little money. We have seen Sinhala Muslims riots in the past. Samething may repeat and this is a genuine fear of the Muslims as they prosper well in business.
  24. J W from Canada writes: I see the UN needs another place to stand around and do nothing...they better keep looking busy!
  25. Mika N from Toronto, Canada writes: Now that the fighting is over. Isn't it a bit odd that the country is celebrating a 'national' holiday? With so many people in derelict conditions and with little or no access to aid, water and medical supplies, this seems extremely fishy to me. Why not grant access to the media and to the international aid organizations and celebrate whilst they service those who need the care. From what I have and am reading, the government should be held accountable for such disregard of human life and suffering. Maybe the Tamils were right about something...
  26. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Darren T from Oakville, Canada...

    You Sinhalese idiots think that when someone write or tell the truth, you brand as that individual is a LTTE supporter or sympathizer.

    You don’t trust Western Nations, UN, NGOs, HRW, AI, and you are a peculiar race. No one is honest or good. That&8217;s why this war is going on and the Western World is going to put an end to your madness.

    Yesterday, the Indian Foreign Secretary said that there is a limit to persecution of Tamils. No one is going to sit and watch this. This means that India may attack Sri Lanka anytime if they decide you continue to brutalize Tamils.

    India has done its part to get rid of the LTTE but it is time for the Sinhala Leadership to be honest and provide solution to the problem. If not you may see what happens next....
  27. Michael S from Canada writes: Great! Now the UN wants to meddle where it doesn't belong. What a useless organization. Just let the country sort itself out, eh.
  28. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Jade Dragon from Ottawa, Canada.... If you do not need help, why you sought help from Indi, China and Pakistan to defeat the Tigers? Don't just boast....Don't forget the IPKF days... You guys were running like chickens and when you heard Kottiya is in town, Sinhalese sought refuge at our Muslim families.. Rajapakse cannot boast too much... Tamil Diaspora and in South India are powerful. They can alaways start another phase of struggle with more determination... The delay of solving this struggle may end up dividing the nation or may go under India... In both cases,, it will be a victory for the Tamils and you Sinahalese. Think wisely and don't listen to politicians as these guys are there due to power hungry and stealing your money.
  29. Robert Waddell from Toronto, Canada writes: 'Adbul Rehman from Toronto, Canada writes: Are the UN going there to count the Tamils who are raped and killed? Where is the International Community when atrocities were taking place? ' Which ones, the suicide bombings and abductions of children to add to their 'soldiers' by the Tigers or the legitimate government's response that resulted in civilian deaths because the Tigers were gutless enough to use them as shields? 30 years the Tamils have been wanting their own land and that's fine but it doesn't give them the right to take it from the current occupants. Majority rules...way of the world. Move on to the 21th century and learn to live with your neighbors. There's no hope of breaking the cycle of violence otherwise.
  30. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Guys you are brutalizing a minority community. Muslims also a minority community and most of us speak both languages.

    How can you terrorize the minority community?

    Do you think that the world and the UN have to sit an wait when you rape and murder minorities?

    What type of people are you?

    Came from the hell recently?

    I can't even think of your mentality and the western world should not tolerate or allow to remain here if you do not believe in pluralism.
  31. Robert Waddell from Toronto, Canada writes: CallofDuty . from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman, face it, the Tamils only got what they asked for. Separatism has its costs. ---------------------- They did live in together for sometime. It was the government who was mostly made of the majority religion that caused this war. It's all been documented. It's up to you to look it up. _________________________________ Up to us to look it up your "facts". Provide a legitimate source for your claim and stop suggesting it's our responsibility to go find something that supports it. Also, provide me with a legitimate source that proves that the Tamil have any right to the land they tried to take.
  32. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: After living in Weartern nations if the Sinhalese are still think Tamils as slaves and they do not have any rights, who can help the Sinhalese?

    You guys may not tell the Muslims now, you may have the same venom and hate against Muslims too.

    Muslims remember the fighting and riots between Muslims and the Sinhalese. People are not going to forget those days and events.

    If you touch Muslims, all Sinhalese from the Middle East will be back home without jobs.

    Learn to live with other communities happily and Tamils will hit you back as they have suffered enough and they cannot forget this easily.

    It all depends on the fanatic or a Natioanlistic regime in India, that will change the climax in Sri lanka. Don't forget that Mrs. Indra Gandhi has helped train Prabaharan, armed and funded by India.

    MGR gave millions to the LTTE. Already there are protests and strong supporters of LTTE in South India including in Balngalore and Andra.

    Only few years ago IPKF was in Sri lanka and Prabaharan helped Premadasa to send IPKF out of Sri lanka. It was not by the Sinhala regime but by the LTTE, IPKF left Sri lanka.

  33. D Peters from Alberta, Canada writes: Michael S from Canada writes: Great! Now the UN wants to meddle where it doesn't belong. What a useless organization. Just let the country sort itself out, eh.

    =============================

    Michael, isn't that what the UN is for? As a sort of general overseer of this exact type of situation. Not that they are very efficient at it I agree. If the UN didn't do this they would be doing absolutely nothing.
  34. Edward Carson from Brampton, Canada writes: Abdul Rehman - I'm shocked your so quick to jump to Tamil aid if you are truly Muslim. After all, it was Tamils, not Sri Lanka, that ethnically cleansed the regions of Muslims by taken land and forcing the residents to move. Not only that they LTTE predetermined the routes each family could use to leave the region.
  35. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Robert Waddell from Toronto... British gave independence to Sri lankan in 1948. Tamils did not ask for indepedence from teh Britisha s they thought that they can live together with Sinhala and Muslims in harmoney. The Sinhala leadership had different agendas... 1. made the Up country Indians stateless (no citizenship) 2. Introduced Sinhala only language. Buddhism is the religion. 3. Oppression of Tamils in education, employment etc. 4. When Tamils protested non-violently, Sinhala leadership used armed forces and thugs and attacked violently. 5. Demand for federalism and later independence as a result of Sinhala brutalities, rape, attack, murder of Tamils. 6. 1983 riots organized by the govt that killed more than 500 tamils on a single day. Thousands of houses and businesses of Tamils were burnt doen. You see in google. 7. Tamil nationalism became strong and powerful. Mrs. Indra Gandhi, Indian PM has helped LTTE to be trained and armed them as she felt that the Sinhala regime had failed to "Responsibility to protect" its own citizens. 8. Rajiv Gandhi, son of Mrs. Indra Gandhi flew war planes over Tamil areas. a show of support for the Tamils as he could not tolerate the criminals activities of the Sinhala regime. 9. Later the Indian Army came to Sri Lanka and occupied Sri Lanka, until the LTTE asked them to leave. It is a tragedy that Sri lankan leaders used chauvinistic propaganda and violence against Tamils to win support of the Sinhala and win elections. This is insane and may backfire.... Sinhalese may lose their country altogether..
  36. Robert Waddell from Toronto, Canada writes: "Muslims remember the fighting and riots between Muslims and the Sinhalese. People are not going to forget those days and events." - Abdul Apparently you have, it was the Tamils trying to remove the Muslims. Given what a horribly oppressive regime is there now it's amazing that the Muslims can live in peace there. Where do you get your info. from Abdul? LTTE websites?
  37. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Edward Carson from Brampton...

    I know what the LTTE had done to our muslim brothers and sisters..

    As well we know what the Sinhala had done to us..

    If there was no Sinhala Tamil problem, Muslims' woundn't had a problem with Tamils in Jaffna. Muslims who left Jaffna are comparing their life with Tamils in Janna and the Sinhala.

    We know that some of our Muslim collegues should not have got involved in the struggle between the Tamils and the Sinhala. Most elders believe that this created mess to Jaffna Muslims.
  38. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Robert Waddell from Toronto...

    You are thinking about the Jaffna Muslims...

    We had enough troubles with Muslims in Kandy (several people were brutalized and killed), Amparai, kalavanchikudi...

    even army abuses of our women and children...
  39. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman from Canada asked: "Is it anyhting wrong to ask to independence when the amjority community oppress and persecute the minority community?"
    Adbul Rehman, so what are you doing on this occupied land called Canada and what have you done for the oppressed Aboriginals lately? If I understand you correctly, you're demanding independence of your own people while displacing and stepping on the aboriginals of this land?
  40. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Muslims are a small minority in Sri lanka. We want to live in peace with all communitites. We belive in business and our life.
  41. Bun E. Carlos from Canada writes: The U.N. needs to be curbed.

    It has ambitions to be a world government, butting into the affairs of sovereign nations. As biblical prophecies say, that's when hell on earth begins....
  42. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States...

    I have not committed a crimes against anyone in this land.

    Native people have equal rights like everyone in this great land.

    Canada in a Great nations of Compassion, freedom and equal rights.
  43. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: D Peters from Alberta: " isn't that what the UN is for? As a sort of general overseer of this exact type of situation."
    Perhaps UN should open its investigation on the displacement of Aboriginals in Canada too?
  44. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman from Canada , what is it you don't get? You should have fought for the aboriginals' rights b4 those of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, you are IN Canada. Why should any "compassionate" Canadian care about your noble concern when you yourself have done absolutely nothing for the rights of the aborginals.
  45. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Hey, all of you LTTE cadres, who write under English names, etc, go buy yourself a six-pack and get drunk...

    Don't block highways, don't throw fire-bombs at temples...
    Have nap, or do whatever you like, but don't hurt Canada...
  46. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Your cowardly sun god Prabakaran is kaputt.
    His former military chief Karuna Amman rehabilitated himself and is now a SL government minister.
    His former child soldier Pillayan had rehabilitated himself and now an elected Chief Minister of the eastern Province

    If you can't rehabilitate yourself, at least get yourself a six pack and get drunk, but DON'T hurt Canada...
  47. CallofDuty . from Canada writes: My only wish is for a gernade to go off on Sl Cha keyboard so to stop his spamming.
  48. Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada writes: Good luck finding any "victims". Over 25,000 killed this weekend. Sri Lankan war criminals are in a hurry to load bodes on ships to dump them in the ocean!

    UN is like the Police on movies, they show up late and still don't do anything.
  49. Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada writes: CallofDuty . from Canada writes: My only wish is for a gernade to go off on Sl Cha keyboard so to stop his spamming.

    What can he do CallOfDuty? His Sri Lankan consulate is paying him Dollar a post. Poor guy is on Welfare and needs some extra cash. Let him be!
  50. Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada writes: Sl Cha from Canada writes: Hey, all of you LTTE cadres, who write under English names, etc, go buy yourself a six-pack and get drunk...

    SL Cha, I know you are soo excited about Piraba ect. Relax and take a deep breath before you spew your rhetorics.

    LTTE is gone according to your Dictator. Why do you feel the need to scare monger??

    Canadian Tamils contribute more to Canada than any other ethnic groups. Tamils from Genocidal Sri Lanka are the only group in Canada without dual citizenship. They got NO country other than Canada.

    They also appreciate Canada more than your Buddhist hell hole!

    There are over 10,000 Canadian Tamil undergraduates, how many Singhala Sri lienkans are in Canada again?
  51. Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada writes: The Laughing Buddah(Bodhi), we all see at Chinese restaurants are actually a "TAMIL" guy!!

    Bodhi in Tamil means "teach". He is the Prince of Kanjipuram monarch in state of Tamil Nadu, India.

    His father is King Tharma(Dharma). King Tharma sent his son to spread ZEN(Thiyana) Buddhism to Asian continent!

    But Sri Lanka follows a extremist racist version of it's own Buddhism which calls for ethnic cleansing of minorities.

    They believe in Mahavamsa(Great Race). One state, one language(Singhala), one religion(Buddhism)!! This mythical story helped kill 175,000 Tamil civilians and chase away another 2 million from this Island.
  52. Sandy Vadi from Canada writes: LONDON: Children under 18 years are being abducted from refugee camps and from Vavuniya town in northern Sri Lanka by paramilitary groups who enjoy the tacit support of the Sri Lankan government, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers said Wednesday.

    The Coalition welcomed the initiative by the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) on children and armed conflict to send a special envoy to Sri Lanka to investigate these and other abuses against children.
  53. Chel Su from Canada writes: Thank you ravi Nessman for the report. The fact the Sri Lankan government is denying access shows its intend to continue the war without witness. It is irony that Sri Lankan government spends it time on celebration while thousands of innocent civilians still suffering. Our Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon should push further and pursue the UN to employ economic and political sanctions against Sri Lankan government. Or else we will witness another Nazi concentration camp. We already know how brutally the innocent civilians were handled in “No Fire Zone”!
  54. Robert Waddell from Toronto, Canada writes: Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada writes: "Canadian Tamils contribute more to Canada than any other ethnic groups." What a ridiculous statement that is. "There are over 10,000 Canadian Tamil undergraduates, how many Singhala Sri lienkans are in Canada again?" How is that relevant? Are you suggesting that making use of the Canadian education system is a contribution Tamils make to Canada? Quite the opposite.
  55. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: THE TITLE OF THIS TOPIC IS INCORRECT AS THERE IS NO FIGHTING GOING ON NOW
  56. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States... That's why you have the Great Barack Obama to clean up the mess that Cowboy George Bush has done...
  57. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States... That's why you have the Great Barack Obama to clean up the mess that Cowboy George Bush has done...
  58. S P from NYC, United States writes: WTF is wrong with the UN?

    Don't they have to get a spine and go ask US and it's allies in Iraq/Afghanistan and other places they screwed up, how many they killed so far?

    Get busy some place else and leave SL Govt to take care of it's business. UN just can't stop medelling. All they do is create more trouble and baby the terrorists.
  59. Let's be reasonable from Canada writes: "Did you know Canada" could be a Sinhalese agent trying to further alienate the Tamil community in these columns by irritating posts. Perhaps we should not judge all Canadian Tamils by his/her remarks.
  60. Michael S from Canada writes: The UN has a very long history of stepping in spending billions and getting nothing done; usually the country is left worse off than had it been just left alone. IF SL asks for assistance, then fine. Otherwise, UN stay the h out of somebody else's business!
  61. S P from NYC, United States writes: Only Tamils still looking for a fight are those BRAVE ARMCHAIR WARRIORS thousands of miles away in Canada/Europe/US and Australia. How BRAVE!

    99.9% of the Tamils back in Sri Lanka want to start their lives and get on with it. Go back to home re-build their lives.

    But these BRAVE tamils in faR away places want to fight till everyone back in Sri Lanka die. SHAME.
  62. J S from Canada writes: What are they hiding?
  63. Kevin Nathan from Toronto, Canada writes: what the heck is wrong with you idiots who say UN should mind their own business?!?! ughh the ignorance in these posts is simply unbelievable...this IS THEIR business!! what do you idiots think UN stands for and what do you think its main purpose is?? Your posts make me think that you dont even know why UN exists in the first place which is ignorance beyond belief and you have no business posting here. Do us all a favor and please go get some education before you start to embarrass yourselves here.

    http://www.un.org/en/ <-- if you want a place to start your education...
  64. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Kevin Nathan from Toronto, Canada writes: "what the heck is wrong with you idiots who say UN should mind their own business?!?! ughh the ignorance in these posts is simply unbelievable...this IS THEIR business!! "

    Sure, UN should also open its investigation on Canada's treatment /extermination of its aboriginals. You wanna help?
  65. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States....

    Are you crazy?

    Those crimes have taken places at least two Century ago. Those days even slavery existed.

    Now it is 21st century...

    Rajapakse may be dreaming the 16th century... He will end up at the War Crimes ASAP.
  66. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: S P from NYC, United States...

    You don't need to be in Sri Lanka to have a freedom struggle.

    When the IPKF came to Sri lanka we gave refuge to Sinhalese people who were hiding and running for safety.

    Things can change at any time.. Look at Saddam... Milosevic...

    If the Sinhala failed to realize now even Muslim won't help you.
  67. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman : start fighting for the aboriginals' rights in THIS country. Then come back and tell us something we don't know. Until then, put up with it.
  68. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Muslims are lucky in a sense that most businesses and properties of Tamils are bought by the Muslims.

    Now Muslims are prospering well as there is no Tamil competition in Sri Lanka. At the same time there is fear whether the Sinhalese turn their violence against the Muslims as we are doing well.

    We are not interested in politics and we speak both languages. But when there are economic problems crop up, the Sinhalese may look at Muslims the way they looked at Tamils' prosperity.

    Time will tell what is going to take place..
  69. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States..

    Are you a Cowboy?

    Your Cowboy lifestyle brought America to its knees.

    Now the Harvard Barack Obama working day and night to fix the problems.

    You are no more a Cowboy but you are a Cow Dung.
  70. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: "....Those crimes have taken places at least two Century ago. Those days even slavery existed."

    Why don't you tell Black Americans/Canadians about that? How pathetic you are?
  71. Reality Seeker from Harrow, Ontario, Canada writes: The victory of the Sri Lankan government shows the world that terrorism CAN be defeated.
  72. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States..

    Australian prime Minister has apologized to Native Australians. Undoubtedly it was crime committed by the rulers at that time.

    The same generation is talking about Human Rights, Equality, Freedom and so on today.

    It is sad to see that Black people also suffered at the hands of racist Caucasians.

    People who are understanding, should use as "Cowboy".. This is my view.

    Life is temporary and people are committing crimes and stealing from others as if they are going to live for ever.

    When we leave the world, we cannot take anything with us!

    I am glad that I came here and I was able to provide best education for my kids!
  73. Adbul Rehman from Canada writes: Reality Seeker from Harrow, Ontario...

    First of you you should know the definition of Terrorism...

    Nelson Mandela was branded as a terrorist. Was he a terrorist?

    Any ruling government can brand another as a terrorist.

    George Bush branded freedom fighters as terrorists..

    When George Bush looks at the mirror, he always sees a terrorist.
  74. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had warned the Sri Lankan government that there would be “consequences for its actions.&8221;

    The prospect of war crimes charges following Sri Lanka&8217;s military victory over Tamil Tiger rebels loomed larger Wednesday, with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon backing growing calls for a full investigation.

    The President Mahinda Rajapakse described its military operation against the Tamil Tigers as the &8220;world&8217;s largest hostage rescue mission,&8221; and has yet to acknowledge blame for a single civilian death.

    One would have to be in denial to not realise what exactly these means. The day are numbered for the Rajapakse. It might move slowly, but their imprisonment and punishment is all but written.

    The Sinhalese people need to be smart about the path they are being led down. This cannot bode well all the regular joes who just want to make a living and feed themselves.
  75. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Adbul Rehman from Canada:

    Have patience, you have argued your point very well. I cannot say the same for your detractors. I earnestly hope that Muslims are not attacked by the Sinhalese government the way the Tamils seem to have been. The world is not ignorant. It will act.
  76. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States << How can we take you seriously, if all your arguments against the attention for the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka dig up the past about native indians etc. No one is bombing them and massacring them. Do you not read the news?
  77. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Reality Seeker from Harrow, Ontario, Canada writes: The victory of the Sri Lankan government shows the world that terrorism CAN be defeated.

    << I hope you will be bravely enlisting your services in the Sri Lankan army?, you sound like a brave guy unlike the rest of us.
  78. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: S P from NYC, United States writes: Only Tamils still looking for a fight are those BRAVE ARMCHAIR WARRIORS thousands of miles away in Canada/Europe/US and Australia. How BRAVE!

    << beeeecaussseee and you are not one of them!???!?!?!

    LOL....
  79. S P from Colombo, United States writes: jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had warned the Sri Lankan government that there would be “consequences for its actions.&8221;

    jimmy beeeighty-
    Gordon Who? Here is a man who cannot even control MP's of his party. His ownMP's stole from tax payers to pay for Porn movies, mortgages and what not.

    Talking about war crimes- Let's go and investigate what US/UK/Canada and other coalition of the willing did/do in Afghanistan and Iraq. Let's bring those war crimes to Hague first.

    When point your finger at some one you have other four fingers of yours pointed at you.
  80. S P from Colombo, United States writes: jimmyy:

    I was wondering ..why in world these tamil civilians ran away from the LTTE to the hands of SL Army. SL Army supposed to be killing them yet ran to them.....

    Why oh Why!
  81. R Lamont From Republic of Alberta from Canada writes: The UN and the Red Cross should not be allowed in until the SriLankans have wiped out every Tamil Terrorist in their country. SriLanka should request the return of every Tamil Terroist in Canada to stand trial for crimes against humanity. Hopefully the RCMP and CSIS have them all documented and Canada can begin deporting all Tamil Terrorists hiding in Canada along with all their supporters. I urge all SriLankan Canadians living here peacefully to start informing on and turning in all Tamil Terrorists in their communities. It is a free 1-800 phone call. Do the right thing. Get these people out of Canada.
  82. Thilan Samaraweera from Colombo, Sri Lanka writes: S P from Colombo, United States> Talking about war crimes- Let's go and investigate what US/UK/Canada and other coalition of the willing did/do in Afghanistan and Iraq. Let's bring those war crimes to Hague first.

    Seriously, do you think the Sri Lankan army is any match for the British army?, cmon get serious!...this has nothing to do with right and wrong. Sri Lanka killed Tamils because it had a stronger army. Britain will topple Sri Lanka becasue it has a better army. Its just law of the jungle. For a guy like you, you should be very familar with the jungle. :)
  83. S P from Colombo, United States writes: jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: S P from NYC, United States writes: Only Tamils still looking for a fight are those BRAVE ARMCHAIR WARRIORS thousands of miles away in Canada/Europe/US and Australia. How BRAVE!

    << beeeecaussseee and you are not one of them!???!?!?!

    LOL....

    jimmmy: You are a coward. I never wanted the war to continue. We got rid of the LTTE. I don't want the war back.

    You want the war back, but you personaly not going to fight it. You want someone elso to fight it for you(just like Prabhakaran). That is very BRAVE.
  84. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Thanks Thilan Samaraweera you showed S P from Colombo, United States who is boss and some sense. Thanks bro!
  85. S P from Colombo, United States writes: Thilan Samaraweera from Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Thilan Samaraweera(??):
    At least get a name like Krish Srikanth. Srikanth at least is Tamil.
  86. Thilan Samaraweera from Colombo, Sri Lanka writes: Ado S P from Colombo, United States, kata vahaga-pang. Pakaya...thumsagay puka mang cricket ball ekaing pallanava!

    modaya...
  87. jimmy beeeighty from Colombo, Canada writes: If this isn't a genocide, I don't know what is. More evidence that will be used to charge the Rajapakese brothers and many many Sinhalses accomplices with war crimes.

    Tamil children 'being abducted' : Fighting displaced at least a quarter of a million Tamils, the UN says
    A number of children in camps for people displaced by Sri Lanka's Tamil conflict have been abducted, international human rights groups say.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8060564.stm
  88. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States << How can we take you seriously, if all your arguments against the attention for the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka dig up the past about native indians etc. No one is bombing them and massacring them

    LOL you want people to stand up for you while you did not even have a clue about how natives have been treated in Canada? Separatist/terrorist sympathizer like you and Adbul Rehman are doomed for extinction.
  89. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: People have been celebrating on the streets of Colombo - flags hoisted, fire crackers going off. But those who fled the fighting in the north-east face an uncertain future after months of trauma. Tony Senewiratne, national director for Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka, has just returned from a camp for displaced people and describes the humanitarian challenges ahead.

    These people are not refugees in the conventional sense of the word - they are not a segment of society that we hope will just go away - they are Sri Lankan citizens. In fact, their suffering will continue long after the tears rolling down their burnt faces leave our television screens and eventually our minds.
  90. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: The grievances of Tamils turned violent and acquired a separatist character only after decades of peaceful struggle failed. This is a moment of reckoning for Sri Lanka. At stake is the idea of a multi-ethnic, multilingual and multi-religious nation that doesn't discriminate among its citizens.
    Colombo must not shy away from taking the help of the international community, especially India, to reconstruct Tamil homelands and rehabilitate the massive refugee population.
  91. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: A long succession of Colombo governments has failed to address the Tamil minority's legitimate complaints.
    With the Tigers' defeat a fresh opportunity emerges. If Rajapaksa treats Tamils as a conquered enemy, who have to be corralled in camps and whose land has to be split up and occupied, he will sow the seeds for militancy in the generation to come.
  92. anonymous in Ont from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States << How can we take you seriously, if all your arguments against the attention for the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka dig up the past about native indians etc. No one is bombing them and massacring them

    LOL you want people to stand up for you while you did not even have a clue about how natives have been treated in Canada? Separatist/terrorist sympathizer like you and Adbul Rehman are doomed for extinction
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    Dom is a troll who sees anyone who doesn't conform & wants human rights as a seperatist. I believe he is a dictator in training
  93. jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States <, your arguments get weaker by the posting, why cant you be like Premadasa and grow a brain.
  94. Premadasa Presidenta from Hamilton, Afghanistan writes: Government is unrepentant about squalid conditions, saying Tamil Tigers must be weeded out from among civilians. Many of the quarter of a million people held in internment camps in Sri Lanka face up to two years behind razor wire, a government official said today. Despite international concern over conditions inside the camps, the defence ministry spokesman, Lakshman Hulugalle, said Sri Lanka was not prepared to let the UN dictate terms over the length of time people could be held.

    A UN spokesman, Gordon Weiss, said he was "shocked" at the revelation, which ran counter to previous government assurances.

    "It was our understanding that the government was to return 80% of the people to their homes by the end of the year, or at least try to," said Weiss.

    The UN, Britain and human rights groups have been pressing the government in Colombo to release people from the camps as soon as possible. But Hulugalle said: "The UN can't dictate terms to us. They can always make a request but the UN hasn't asked us to release people. The government has a plan to resettle them. Let these agencies come and join us."
  95. S P from Colombo, United States writes: Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: A long succession of Colombo governments has failed to address the Tamil minority's legitimate complaints.
    With the Tigers' defeat a fresh opportunity emerges. If Rajapaksa treats Tamils as a conquered enemy, who have to be corralled in camps and whose land has to be split up and occupied, he will sow the seeds for militancy in the generation to come

    Premadasa: Most problems are not related only to Tamils. We Sinahalese have our grievences too. So are Muslims and others. You Tamils act in a very selfish way. It is always me me me from you guys.
    Unless we are born into families with money and power, it is a struggle til the day we die.
  96. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: The moment when the root causes of the suffering of hte Tamils is addressed and they should include political steps towards the effective devolution of power within the Sri Lankan Constitution so that Sri Lankans of all communities, especially the Tamils, could feel at home and lead lives of dignity of their own free will.
  97. S P from Colombo, United States writes: Premadasa says:The UN, Britain and human rights groups have been pressing the government in Colombo to release people from the camps as soon as possible. But Hulugalle said: "The UN can't dictate terms to us. They can always make a request but the UN hasn't asked us to release people. The government has a plan to resettle them. Let these agencies come and join us."

    The UN, Britain and human rights groups first better make stops at Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan on their way to Sri Lanka.
  98. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: U.N. officials say more than 6,500 Tamil civilians have died in the conflict since the start of the year, with the final days of the battle described as a ” bloodbath on the beaches.&8221; According to the campaign group Human Rights Watch, satellite imagery and witness accounts contradict government claims that heavy weapons haven&8217;t been used. It said both sides in the war were using civilians as &8220;cannon fodder.&8221; Amnesty International has also demanded that &8220;the mounting evidence of serious violations of international law&8221; be investigated.
  99. S P from Colombo, United States writes: Okay people time go.

    Love , Peace and Happiness!!!
  100. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: jimmy beeeighty from Hamilton, Canada writes: your arguments get weaker by the posting, why cant you be like Premadasa and grow a brain

    LOL I'm not the one who asks for sympathy and support here, you may have a brain but it's full of air. You separatists/terrorists will never get any support from us.
  101. Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan writes: U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes said the U.N. confirmed reports that three Sri Lankan doctors whose harrowing reports from the war zone were some of the only accounts to reach the outside world in recent weeks were detained on accusations they gave false information to the media.

    "I would certainly urge the government to treat them properly," Holmes said. "These are people who performed absolutely heroically in the last few weeks and months and deserve every praise and care not anything else.
  102. Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States << LOL I'm not the one who asks for sympathy and support here, you may have a brain but it's full of air. You separatists/terrorists will never get any support from us.

    mokadha valli?...api okama Para Sinhalayoooo...api okama buruwoo..api okama... yako...

    ponniah mali...oyata therenavadha?
  103. Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka writes: With the war in Lanka over, India, which is helping in rehabilitation efforts, will now push Sri Lanka to quickly move towards a

    devolution package for the Tamil community. National Security Advisor MK Narayanan and foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon reached Colombo on Wednesday to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for talks.
  104. charlie brown from Canada writes: Adbul Rehman writes "Where is the International Community when atrocities were taking place?" Abdul, unfortunately, the so-called International Community has never been in place at the time when most, if not all, atrocities of the past were underway. Don't look to the UN for action. It is usually just long on words.
  105. Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka writes: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a 19- member Presidential Task Force for Resettlement, Development and Security in the Northern Tamil Province. Not surprisingly, no Tamils were selected for the task force. Again, not surprisingly, President's brother Basil Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Chairman of the Task Force. The president's other brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa also included in the task force. At the same time, the Public Administration and Home Affairs and Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said Sri Lanka needed a minimum US$ 10 billion for reconstruction of its economy and infrastructure devastated by 30 years of civil war and the Government was keen to see how the international community responded. There is no doubt that US$ 10 billion will be used to build the Rajapaksa brothers' bank accounts, it will not be used to rebuild the Tamil province
  106. Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka writes: Remember ...Prabakharan is more dangerous dead than alive....
  107. charlie brown from Canada writes: Adbul Rehman writes "First of you you should know the definition of Terrorism...". But then you do not provide a definition. Let me try my definition on you. Terrorism is a tactic which is not directed at an opposing government or its military, but rather is a tactic directed at innocent civilians, usually but not always, women and children. The aim is to intimidate (terrorize) them into unwillingly abandoning their peaceful lifestyle and joining the terrortists in their political/religious/ethnic struggle. It often involves murder, rape, blackmail, suicide bombings, taking refuge among civilians, child soldiers etc. It is never democratic. And any one who preaches the cant that one man's terrorist is just another man's freedom fighter is just plain wrong.
  108. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Did you Know Canada?!? from Canada, Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka, Premadasa Presidenta from Kabul, Afghanistan,Adbul Rehman from Canada and other Scarlem LTTE cadre, six pack was not enough, eh..

    Ok, guys/gals of dead LTTE, sit at your computer and rave...
    At least you are not out throwing molotov cocktails at temples...

    Ok, go on,get your welfare check.. go clean toilets...

    But don't hurt Canada, Ok guys/gals of LTTE Scarlem... Don't bitethe hand that feed you...
  109. Sl Cha from Canada writes: Lalith Athulathmudali from Kandy, Sri Lanka writes: Remember ...Prabakharan is more dangerous dead than alive....

    Come on, gay or gal, at least find a Tamil name... I though Tamils are proud people... hmm... These LTTE cadre of Scarborough are only paper tigers...

    Has your sun god reincarnated in Scarborough...?

    Then Tamil schoolgirls will be happy, jumping with joy...
    they can now caryy a necklace of cyanide capsules... wear bra-bombs... while you LTTE brave guys can be paper tigers... like your sun god, who ran away like a coward....
  110. D Peters from Alberta, Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: D Peters from Alberta: " isn't that what the UN is for? As a sort of general overseer of this exact type of situation."
    Perhaps UN should open its investigation on the displacement of Aboriginals in Canada too?

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    How can you even comapre the two? Are you really that simple minded? Never mind, I read enough of your posts to come to my own conclusion.

    When you start paying Canadian taxes, come talk to me again.
  111. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: D Peters from Alberta, of course people like YOU do not want to compare, you just wanna cherry pick, pick and choose, JUSTICE FOR ALL! You think the rest of the world is as stupid as you guys up there? Canadian taxes? HAHAHA!!!
  112. GLOBAL GAEL from Kingston, Canada writes: This is interesting.

    What is the Sri Lankan government trying to hide? Mass graves perhaps?

    Its funny, Mr. Rajapakse and company's smiles indeed seem troubled. I think they are well aware of the war crimes investigations that are getting underway.

    If President Bashir of Sudan, ruler of an oil-rich nation, can be indicted for his R2P neglect. Mr. Rajapakse's prospects of avoiding a similar fate is very slim.
  113. Jim Shepherd from Toronto, Canada writes: Amazing how many UN do-gooders believe that the Tigers are somehow worth helping, as they are likely the only ones left in the "war zone" after the civilians finally escaped...

    This makes as much sense as walking into a minefield to see if there are any landmines there. Clear the minefield first... Best Regards.
  114. anonymous in Ont from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: D Peters from Alberta, of course people like YOU do not want to compare, you just wanna cherry pick, pick and choose, JUSTICE FOR ALL! You think the rest of the world is as stupid as you guys up there? Canadian taxes? HAHAHA!!!
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    Obviously not as stupid as you expect us to be. Talk about a troll! His comments on the G&M today have all been inflamatory. I think Dom is JOMO(master troll). He's just lloking for a little bit of attention & doesn't care even if its all negative, just like a neglected child
  115. GLOBAL GAEL from Kingston, Canada writes: Now that the war's over India should begin construction on the Adam's Brige project to open up markets for both countries.

    And of course Sri Lanka should encourage aid agencies to rehabilitate the war children and shell-shocked citzens of the north.

    Further dithering by the government only makes it look less credible and more like a human rights abuser. An ugly stigma indeed.
  116. Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: anonymous in Ont, you are fully entitled to your opinion, and if that made you feel superior and gave a greater sense of security, great! But you can never deny the historical fact that the remaining aboriginals left from your extermination attempts have long been oppressed.... and you now want to stand up for the Tamils for their terrorist rights. How noble!
  117. Sl Cha from Surrey, Canada writes: To all LTTE cadre of Scarborough and Canada, and the sympathizers of mass murderer Prabakaran and T-shirt and LTTE tiger flag carriers, calm down and just go and collect your welfare cheque, but don't use that welfare cheque to damage Canada, OK?

    Don't bite the hand that feeds you, OK?

    Let the normal people of Canada live a peaceful life, OK?

    You have done enough damage already...

    So many Tamil schoolgirls and schoolboys had to carry guns, which were taller than them, because of you cowards... carry cyanide capsules around their necks...

    You guys funded premature death of many Tamil children, who should have gone to school, instead of learning to kill...

    Go back to your menial jobs, if you have any legitimate jobs, if not collect your welfare, but DON'T bite the hand that feed you...

    Don't hurt Canada....
  118. anonymous in Ont from Canada writes: Dom Villipin from Cowboy, United States writes: anonymous in Ont, you are fully entitled to your opinion, and if that made you feel superior and gave a greater sense of security, great! But you can never deny the historical fact that the remaining aboriginals left from your extermination attempts have long been oppressed.... and you now want to stand up for the Tamils for their terrorist rights. How noble
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    Once again ASSuming Dom. I do not support illegal protests or LITE but nor do I lump every LEGAL protestor in that same category as seperatist as you do. We live in a democratic country & ppl have the right to stand up for what they believe in as long as it is LEGAL! Get it.

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