Tamils say barred from commemorating war dead, Sri Lanka denies

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Davedalwis wrote:

You are taking details from LTTE terrorist. Some one should ask from Ananthi, while her husband was killing innocent unarmed people, where was her human rights? thoese innocent tamils were not humans?

May 19, 2014 1:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Reuters will applaud a day to commemorate Hitlers death. And having a day for Nazi dead.
Tamil Tigers were ruthless , worst suicide bombers, they only killed BROWN people.
Divisive evil empire and its agents are mudslinging Srilanka .
We give the finger to the evil empire and its spin Doctors.

May 19, 2014 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Reuters will applaud a day to commemorate Hitlers death. And having a day for Nazi dead.
Tamil Tigers were ruthless , worst suicide bombers, they only killed BROWN people.
Divisive evil empire and its agents are mudslinging Srilanka .
We give the finger to the evil empire and its spin Doctors.

May 19, 2014 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
eureka1 wrote:

Systemic oppression from the time of ”independence” in 1948:

”At the heart of the post-independence mandate of the judiciary to protect the rights of all communities was Section 29 of the Soulbury Constitution. However, the contents of this provision were consistently undermined throughout the survival of that Constitution, and in 1972, were omitted altogether from the new Republican Constitution. The gradual undermining of Section 29, culminating in its ultimate omission, in many ways reflected the slow deterioration of minority rights in Sri Lanka. ……… The judiciary in the post-war era was unwilling to vindicate rights in the face of public security regardless of the ethnicity of the individual concerned. The transformation of the judiciary to a political institution was completed at the end of the war, and a new populist rights dispensation—where the Executive President granted rights in his discretion—emerged to replace the role of the judiciary.” – The Judicial Mind In Sri Lanka; Responding To The Protection Of Minority Rights by Jayantha de Almeida Guneratne, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena and Gehan Gunatilleke, https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-judicial-mind-in-sri-lanka-responding-to-the-protection-of-minority-rights/

‘’The lessons we have to learn go back to the past – certainly from the time that we had responsibility for our own governance on 4 February 1948. Each and every Government which held office from 1948 till the present bear culpability for the failure to achieve good governance, national unity and a framework of peace, stability and economic development in which all ethnic, religious and other groups could live in security and equality.Our inability to manage our affairs has led to the taking of arms by a desperate group of our citizens. We need to rectify this bad governance and the first and foremost task before us is to undertake constitutional reform in order to ensure that we have adequate devolution of power. We need to have State reform; we need to have rule of law established; we need to ensure non discrimination amongst our citizens; we need to have devolution of power and a tolerance of dissent and a strengthening of democratic institutions” – Jayantha Dhanapala’s submission to Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), 25 August 2010 (Dhanapala was a former UN Under-Secretary General. Many more conscientious Sinhalese retired diplomats made similar statements to LLRC), http://www.scribd.com/doc/104705097/Conscientious-Sinhalese-Tell-LLRC

May 19, 2014 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
eureka1 wrote:

‘’The Northern and Eastern provincial councils that have been established do not enjoy the freedom to decide on their priorities. They have to function under the control of the Governors of the respective provinces who were one-time military commanders and dominate the decision making even though unelected. This means that the fundamental issues that gave rise to the war remain unresolved even as the government celebrates the fifth anniversary of the end of the war’’ – International Stakes Continue To Rise With Changes Next Door, Jehan Perera, Chairman, National Peace Council,19 May 2014, https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/international-stakes-continue-to-rise-with-changes-next-door/

May 19, 2014 8:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Tamil diaspora who are happy with the bones their masters throw at them are relentless .
I ask reuters to publish the comparative literacy rates of Srilanka with South Africa ,India etc.
Srilanka is a marvellous independent sovereign nation, of Brown people that was looted by Europeans . Now the British and their bootlickers and spin Doctors are angry that nation is
peaceful, no browns are dying and browns are asserting their rightful place in the affairs of the world. This is RACIST .

May 19, 2014 9:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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