Lies of Pro-LTTE Panelists exposed at Human Right’s Law Center – Australia
Posted on March 13th, 2013

Shenali Waduge

 The Human Rights Law Centre scheduled 2 events in Sydney and Melbourne 6-9March 2013 to highlight the alleged human rights issues against Sri Lanka vis a vis the conclusion of the war that was under speculation once more at the United Nations. Numerous appeals addressed to the HRLC Board stating the nature of the biased panel fell on deaf ears.

 The HRLC needs to be reported to the Australian authorities on the grounds that whilst ignoring the calls for fair play the Executive Director of HRLC Mr. Hugh de Kretser made a statement at the event that the Sri Lankan High Commissioner Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe though invited did not turn up. An Executive Director making a callous statement and having to recorrect himself when the audience demanded a correction depicts very poorly on HRLC. It has turned out that the High Commissioner had registered his displeasure highlighting Sam Pari as being a proved LTTE supporter. Given that the concern of the HRLC is “human rights” why did the HRLC ignore all the appeals made to balance the panel?

 An entity such as the HRLC should not be functioning in such a biased manner. An Executive Director cannot say that “the HRLC was unable to contact any Sri Lankan community organization in Sydney that the HRLC wanted to invite” when there is sufficient evidence to prove otherwise. Ethically HRLC have overstepped their boundaries and Australian authorities need to investigate them.

 Firstly to hold a discussion on Sri Lanka, how much of Sri Lanka’s history are the organizers aware of. If their scope is only Australian human rights laws why have they chosen Sri Lanka as a topic for discussion? In what context has the limits of the discussion to the last 4 months relevant to people living outside of the war zone and having no clue as to what went on in the last stages? How can writers of fiction be accepted for Gordon Weiss has been quoting civilian casualty figures for different audiences as evident at his book launch. 

 What happens when the podium is given to panelists who are biased, prejudiced and promoting one-side of the story only?

 According to Sam Pari 300000 Tamils were shelled by Sri Lankan forces, mass killing and genocide was committed and she had to be corrected by a member of the audience who said LTTE policy was “we fight for the Tamils, so they have to be with us” clearly denying civilians their right to protection as civilians under an armed conflict and application of IHL. Inspite of the fact that civilians taking part in hostilities or forced to take part in hostilities losing their rights to protection as civilians, the Sri Lankan military saved approximately 295,000 Tamils that were kept by the LTTE. This was no small rescue but very few accolades leave alone notes of appreciation has been forthcoming given that to rescue 295,000 civilians who had been taking part in hostilities the Sri Lankan army lost over 5000 of their men! How many even care to acknowledge this. These are no lies that people like Sam Pari dishes out while living in Australia.

 All these tamashas and anti-Sinhala propaganda by elements of the Tamil Diaspora attempting to keep alive the LTTE and Tamil discrimination slogan cannot explain why over 1.2million Tamils live amongst the Sinhalese as compared to less than half that number living amongst their own people. These pro-LTTE propagandists have also forgotten that at the refugee camp where Prabakaran’s own parents were found these two aged people were attacked by Tamils angry at the fate that befell them because of the LTTE and it was the Sri Lankan soldiers that had to remove them to safety and even after both died not even their daughter came to pay her last respects nor a relative came either.

 It was just as well that members of the audience stood their ground to remind the moderator Mark Davies that his introduction of Sam Pari had conveniently left out her connections with the LTTE and the audience member produced copies of her ID card whilst with the LTTE. Even the questions posed by Mark Davies could not be adequately answered by Sam Pari. Now should this not suffice for Australian authorities to commence an investigation on her. Hopefully Julie Bishop, Deputy Opposition Leader may be approached to tackle areas that had been ignored by successive Governments.

 The turn of Bruce Haig to unload his fabrications were again interrupted by the audience and the topic of “boat people” as economic refugees is an area that most Australians themselves are concerned about though Bruce Haig is of the opinion that they should be allowed to come to Australia. It is interesting to know how much of personal financial help Bruce Haig gives to these refugees he is so concerned about instead of wanting the Australian tax payer to foot the bill! Moreover to Bruce Haig’s lie that “Australian politicians would have us believe it is safe to return Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without processing their claims”, was challenged by a member of the audience that Hon Bob Carr, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and other senior officials of the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that asylum seekers are assessed as individual claims only. Reading this account would reveal the exact nature of the games at play to enter western climes on the pretext of refugees:

 What was obvious was that none of the speakers could keep to the conditions of the discussion because all of them were used to working within a framework of lies and irrelevant issues. It was the preparedness of the audience to counter their lies that ensured fairplay which the organizers ignored to provide.

 A member of the Tamil community present amongst the audience raised a fair question as to why the insurgencies in the South in 1971 and 1988 were not considered human rights violations to which the only answer Gordon Weiss could give was that there were no human rights mechanisms at that time. A member of the audience also spoke of the rapid development visible in the north and east since 2009 whilst an Australian amongst the audience simply wanted to know why Sri Lanka is not being allowed to go forward like South Africa “”…” a question that needs to be posed to US, India, UK, Canada and EU for their answer.

 Frances Harrison the BBC Correspondent firing allegations with her pen and picking civilian fatalities according to fancy could not even sufficiently respond to the question on child soldier recruitment by the LTTE and the cyanide capsule distributed by Australian nurse and LTTE child soldier trained Adele Balasingham living comfortably in UK with people now demanding war crimes against Adele for her criminal role in training children and instructing them to commit suicide by taking the cyanide capsule that she hung around the necks of these children after the training.

 An organization that functions on the principles of “Freedom, Respect, Equality, Dignity, Action” is not expected to function in a biased and prejudiced manner. Nevertheless the 2 events organized by the Human Rights Law Center ignoring appeals that the panellists chosen were serial abusers of the SL Government as well as pro-LTTE supporters fell on deaf ears. Need we say again that LTTE may not be banned in Australia but it is banned by 32 nations including the US, UK and EU. Conflict of interest was clearly visible because Bruce Haig’s colleagues are Brahmi Jegan and Sam Pari who was collecting funds for the LTTE Tamil Youth Organization in Australia. As for Gordon Weiss, his lies are easily caught in the series of inconsistent statements he makes showing his sole objective is to ensure the sale of his books so feigning civilian fatalities has become a sport for both Weiss and Frances so long as their books get sold.

 The event by Human Rights Law Center is just one of many tarnishing campaigns being held globally by members of the LTTE front organizations who have influenced foreign representatives especially parliamentarians who are concerned about votes. However, Senator Bob Carr’s statement that Australia will pursue a policy of engagement with Sri Lanka must first deal with eliminating these LTTE elements that are causing a barrier to that engagement. LTTE is no more, the people are picking up their lives, issues raised does not require the presence of terrorist representatives that were anyway banned. All Governments can directly participate with the Government of Sri Lanka. Therefore, the LTTE front organization representation is not warranted and not required moreover since these fronts are involved in illegal activity in these foreign nations and are fleecing their natives through credit card scams and other nefarious activities.

 When the Human Rights Law Center was sent an inquiry on the scope of the work of HRLC, the response given was that “we only work on issues in Australian law and so don’t do any work on human rights issues in Iraq, Afghanistan or Palestine” “”…” so what was the big deal in organizing an event on human rights violations in Sri Lanka arranged purposely close to Geneva sessions?

 Salutations and kudos go to the patriotic Sri Lankan audience present armed with facts and figures to contest every lie uttered by Bruce Haig, Frances Harrison, Gordon Weiss and Sam Pari. Members of the Australian public who also attended would have taken back much to reassess. At the end of the show the Human Rights Law Center would have realized that an event set out to tarnish Sri Lanka by giving a podium to people that have little credibility has only enabled the truth to reign over falsehoods.

 Sri Lanka shall battle on against the lies “¦. one lie has to lead to another and then when that chain of lies builds up the truth automatically emerges”¦ so keep the lies coming.


27 Responses to “Lies of Pro-LTTE Panelists exposed at Human Right’s Law Center – Australia”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Propaganda alone CANNOT win this war.

    This war between Tamilians and SL will be won by the DEMOGRAPHIC WINNER. The HIGHER the Sinhala population especially in the north, the CLOSER SL is to VICTORY.

    There is NO other way.

    Even if Tamilians win the propaganda war, if they lose to DEMOGRAPHIC WAR, SL wins.

    This is war of attrition by PEACEFUL means.

  2. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    why don’t these anglo saxon ungulates pressure unhcr on war crimes committed by americans and the british? simply this is how they work together and their media (anglo saxon propaganda machine), safe guarding the interest of anglo saxons and castigate others and further they fear they will be dumped by the dreaded and the most powerful cia, as it controls the world – obama, white house or pentagon are just scapegoats of this dreaded organisation run by red-neck thugs who have enough money generated by corporations involved in producing missiles, bombs, guns etc. all this stems from the dreaded gun culture, the only culture americans know passed on to them by their forefathers who were cowboys who killed indians and bisons.

  3. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Those who listen to and believe the false propoganda favourable to Tiger terrorists, spread by people without self esteem, such as Bruce Haig, Sam Pari (ashamed of her own original Tamil name ?), Gordon Weiss and France Harrison , might as well believe the stories in “Gullivers Travels”. Today Gordon Weiss is so confused, he does not even know which of his fabricated civilian deaths figures, he could carry forward – 7000, 40000 or 10000.
    Also, Hugh De Kretser and Mark Davis of HRLC have much to answer for exposing an Australian audience to misinformation by these well known ant-SriLankans, without at least balancing the discussion with people who know the true ground situation.

  4. mario_perera Says:

    “This war between Tamilians and SL will be won by the DEMOGRAPHIC WINNER. The HIGHER the Sinhala population especially in the north, the CLOSER SL is to VICTORY.
    There is NO other way.
    Even if Tamilians win the propaganda war, if they lose to DEMOGRAPHIC WAR, SL wins.”

    This is the absolute truth. Lorenzo has stated this over and over again. Indeed ‘there is No other way’.

    All this nonsense taking place in Geneva is due to the delay in winning the ‘demographic war’. As long as the status quo continues our adversaries will have a field day both in Geneva and in other forums.

    There is nothing more frustrating than to see absolute truths falling on deaf years.

    Mario Perera

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Thank you MP.

    SL MUST concentrate on ETHNIC INTEGRATION without getting side tracked by Geneva, etc.

    But given the LETHARGY it will not happen.

  6. SA Kumar Says:

    But given the LETHARGY it will not happen.- atleast you have conculted correctly !
    but do not give up you Chinhala modaya !!!
    like our Demila sakkiliya deam of Naalai pirakkkum Thamil Eelam !!!

    both deam will happen one day ! like Jesue will come back !!!

  7. dingiri bandara Says:

    The reason why most Sinhala families have few children is because they can not afford to have more. In my family there are nine siblings and my maternal grandfather’s family had thirteen. Although the wives did not work, in those days families had more children and they could afford it. My father was a teacher. With his salary coupled with the produce from the one and half acre plot we owned(coconuts an few vegetables) and a simple life, we had very decent life. Today the majority working Sinhala families can’t have bigger families due to housing,money among many other reasons. The Muslims collect a certain percent Zakat from the income of those who can afford and help those who needs help. They have Islamic banks to help their community business to grow. That is why they grow and prosper.
    The Sinhala Buddhists have no central organization like the Muslims. We need to start one and those who can afford must make contributions and help our community and the businesses to grow. I don’t mean hand outs to the lazy.
    Of course the finances must be tightly controlled so that no one can steal.
    We do not need to resort to violence or take arms.We have to make sure the government does that. There so many rich Sinhala Buddhists in and out Sri Lanka. I hope some organization like the BBS start doing this.Although the BBS has been branded as an extremist group,they seem have make the Muslims who are responsible for the recent demands(ACJU) realize that the Snhala Buddhists today will not sit passively like the Nalanda Buddhists did. But we can not be complacent. They are very cunning and try other tactics.
    I will definitely help in what ever way I can. I already help some families who need assistance but not hand outs.
    First we need to forget the differences and unite. We need to help our people to grow and be strong and then only we can get rid of the threats and preserve our nation.

  8. Dr Romesh Senewiratne Says:

    Thanks, Shenali, for another perceptive article.

    It seems that the same old culprits are trotted out every time – Sam Pari, Bruce Haigh etc. It is becoming increasingly clear what the political agenda of the Australian establishment is, especially the Labor Party and the University system – continued demonization of Sri Lanka, while the crimes of the Australian military and government are ignored. Over the past 100 years the Australian Government has sent troops to kill people (almost always dark-skinned people) around the world, especially in Asia. Recently, the Australian military has been sent to “police” our Aboriginal population in the the north, supposedly to address the problems of domestic violence and alcohol abuse (despite a very poor track record of the military in these areas).

    In addition, Australia has led the world in the illegal development and use of biological and chemical warfare. It is no coincidence that Adele Balasingham was trained and exported by Australia and so was Richard Butler who played such a big role in promoting the US-led war against Iraq (to which Australia, as usual sent troops) by hypocritically and falsely arguing that Saddam Hussein was still in possession of biological and chemical weapons.

    I also think investigations should be made into some other heinous crimes in Sri Lanka that may involve Australian and British companies and individuals – notably the black-market smuggling and trade in human and animal tissue (I read, some years ago, in the Australian medical press about someone termed the “body part king” who was getting rich by selling body parts from victims of the war; he was not identified by name, though and the photo did not show his face). Also, it so happens that the Australian branch of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) now called ORICA is a major exporter of cyanide (in addition to explosives and detonators). Just a hunch, but worth looking into.

  9. Voice123 Says:

    “terrorists, spread by people without self esteem, such as Bruce Haig, Sam Pari (ashamed of her own Tamil name) …”

    – Sooriarachchi, LTTE diaspora has been advised by Western marketing and psychology experts that humans are more inclined to identify and empathise with people or groups they consider similar to them. At present the diaspora wants increased assylum seeking as well as appeal to Western voters and their politicians. Hence the name modifications to try and appear to be more like them. There’s method in their madness!

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    SEND MORE Tamilians packing OUT of SL to Australia.

    The MORE Tamils LEAVE SL, the better it is for SL and better for them too.

    TNA vote base will reduce. Actually TNA votes have DRASTICALLY reduced thanks to hundreds of thousands of Tamilians leaving SL!!

    A traitor within SL is more dangerous than an enemy in Australia. Finish them first.

    Australia will ABSORB Tamilians WITHOUT offering them Tamil language, GHETTOS, etc.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Not just Tamils some Chandrika’s supporters are also DISCREDITING SL.

    “Six family members of slain Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra will attend the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva today while one family member is scheduled to address the session with regard to the killing of Mr. Premachandra and other alleged politically motivated killings in Sri Lanka.”


  12. Voice123 Says:

    Lorenzo, if GOSL encourages boat people, the Australian people will demand their government join a consortia of nations to have regime change in SL – thereby playing further into the hands of the LTTE diaspora!

  13. Voice123 Says:

    Lotenzo, we should encourage boat people to settle down in Tamil Nadu, that is the least harmful outcome. But they dont want to go there because India is poor. The world should realise then that they aren’t fleeing persecution but seeking greener pastures!

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    Rubbish again.

    Then Australia would have regime changed Afghanistan MANY times!!

    SL cannot appease Australia. There is no need. These UNGRATEFUL RACIST Tamilians who discredit SL for a visa are BETTER OUT of SL than in.

    e.g. When I defecate, it stinks until flushed. But that doesn’t mean I keep it inside me. Same analogy for Tamilians who are better OUT of SL than in.

    Even if there is regime change in SL, don’t think the NEW REGIME will last!! It will CHANGE again!! This time by the people.

    Boat people NEVER goes to TN after some went to TN in 1980s and got stuck in poverty. They want to go to a BETTER PLACE (for them), not a WORSE place.

  15. SA Kumar Says:

    no short cut solution !!!!
    unity in diversity for long term solution !
    will modaya undrestand for last 2500 years ? No
    so Naalai pirakkum Thamil Eelam !!! Jesus will back !

  16. Voice123 Says:

    “SA Kumar Says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 4:36 am
    no short cut solution !!!!
    unity in diversity for long term solution!”

    Agrrd Lingam, but it must be unity of LOYAL citizens, not unity of traitors. In most countries traitors to the nation are executed. Sri Lanka does not do this. Why do we have so many Tamil traitors Lingam?

  17. Voice123 Says:

    “Then Australia would have regime changed Afghanistan MANY times!!”

    Rubbish Lorenzo, Afghanistan has nothing remotely like a well financed and influential Tamil diaspora working outside the country. Have you ever heard of Taleban speakers being mollycoddled and hosted by Western Human Rights organizations?! NEVER. In fact the opposite is true. Can you ever imagine the Taleban hosting Hilary Clinton! The 2 countries are incomparable on this issue.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Voice (BS as usual)!!

    If you are really concerned about stopping Tamil terrorists and boat people in Australia, tell Australian govt. to BAN the LTTE.

    Otherwise your home will be Tamilised with LTTE terrorists humping you’all.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    Australia is the ONLY developed English speaking country that has NOT banned the LTTE.

    That is why LTTE terrorists go there in HORDES.

  20. Voice123 Says:

    Lorenzo, I already told you. Australians dont believe in banning anything, let alone the LTTE because banning has negative connotations. If they do ban for a while, it usually becomes a joke among the people and doesnt last eg they banned the Communist Party in the 1950s and everyone treated it as a joke – unlike in your home country America – where I believe the ban is still in place. In fact in Australia, banning sometimes backfires and the locals rush to support the banned group simply because it is banned. It is not a specific attitude toward the LTTE. Countries like France and even Malaysia have banned the niqab and the burqa. Australian government has made it clear it will never ban these clothes EVEN THOUGH they make it very clear that such clothing is an infringement of human rights. They believe with time, these things will fade away. Its just the way things are done in Australia. If the burqa is banned, it is likely that even many non-Muslim women will start wearing it, just for some agitation with the authorities! And what use is banning when the LTTE opens up fronts and operates under other names. Just look at Britain, EU, Canada and India. Far more LTTE activity in those countries EVEN THOUGH LTTE is banned! Tamils know how to get around bans. Thats not to say that I personally dont agree with bans. I think banning could send a strong symbolic message, if nothing else.

  21. Lorenzo Says:

    Stop posting rubbish Voice. If you are serious about stopping Tamils LEAVING SL (which is VERY GOOD for SL BTW), get your Australian govt. to BAN the LTTE. Then all these fraudsters will not go there THIS EASILY.

    Good riddance to bad RUBBISH!

  22. Lorenzo Says:

    Funny development.

    1. TN clowns and India want to vote for the US resolution that FORCES LLRC on SL.

    2. Tamil Diaspora BURNS the US resolution that FORCES LLRC on SL.

    It is not a bad idea to SUPPORT the Tamil Diaspora BURN the US resolution.
    They at least do that to show their DISGUST against this DICTATORSHIP US resolution!!

    Pro-SL groups should ALSO BURN the US resolution against SL. That will give a REMARKABLE message to the world – BOTH SL and Tamils DON’T want this US resolution.

    Remember BOTH SL and LTTE joined together to chase away the monkey IPKF?

  23. Voice123 Says:

    Lorenzo, its not so much “stopping Tamils leaving SL” (which is a stupid idea), its more like stopping them (and their puppetmasters) undermining SL. I have stated my reasons, why (at this point in time when SL has such a low comparative per capita GDP) they are far more dangerous out than in. Keeping them in SL and having all learn all 3 languages and integrate at grassroots level is the best way to extinguish the separatist mentality. One cannot export is problem. Exporting them to countries where they can bootlick velleikarans (who have their own agendas) is a recipRECIPE FOR DISASTER for unitary SL. I have my theory on it, you have yours. I think mine is pretty solid, backed by economic and political facts. For the moment, we’ll have to agree to disagree.

  24. Voice123 Says:

    Lorenzo, by the way I agreee with you if the Tamil assylum seekers go to INDIA and STAY in India, their true homeland. They will be subsumed by millions of fellow Tamil speakers and a billion of fellow Indians. They are at their most comfortable (culturally) and least harmful to Sri Lanka.

  25. Lorenzo Says:

    Till then LET UNGRATEFUL Tamils LEAVE SL in their lumps.

    My defecation example applies! Keeping these string worms INSIDE SL intestines is WORSE than DEFECATING these ungrateful Tamil terrorists and flushing them to Australia. It will stink for a while but SL’s intestines will be clean.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  26. Voice123 Says:

    Yes let the ungrateful Tamils leave to the appropriate destination. Tamil Nadu.

  27. SA Kumar Says:

    Why do we have so many Tamil traitors Lingam? because no unity in our diversity !!!
    fully implement 13A& LLCR than over night our problm will be despaire !!!

    until that, Naangal nampuvam – Naalai pirakkum Saiva Thamil Eelam !!!

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