“Understanding the Tamil Tigers”
Posted on November 10th, 2013

Dr Romesh Alagaratnam Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

I am making a series of documentaries titled “Understanding the Tamil Tigers”, based on my inside knowledge of the organization and research I have done into the LTTE over the past 20 years that I have been fighting them.
These are the first 4 parts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_AFBFOsNA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFQbxZ3ehao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSOmqXezfn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaULpEPTHDs

3 Responses to ““Understanding the Tamil Tigers””

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Good work. Thank you.

    The apple has fallen far from the tree!!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    How is it that the “Sri Lanka Bar Association” has descended into becoming an Anti-National organization interested only in DEMONIZING Sri Lanka, and COLLABORATING with Sri Lanka’s ENEMIES?

    Shenali Waduge, could you please RESEARCH and WRITE an article that IDENTIFIES the composition of the Bar Association’s Membership and Leadership, and provide us some insight into how and why this National Organization is so interested and committed to destroying Sri Lanka?

    If the “Sri Lanka Bar Association” cannot conduct itself as a Patriotic Organization, then it is time to create a COMPETING Alternative Organization that would do so, and is empowered to RECOGNIZE and CERTIFY the CREDENTIALS of members of Sri Lanka’s LEGAL PROFESSION.

    This Anti-National “Sri Lanka Bar Association” cannot be allowed to represent and speak for the ENTIRE Legal Profession in Sri Lanka! It is a DAMN SHAME!

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    Sri Lanka Bar Association faults the government for not granting visas to IBAHRI delegation

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Nov 10, Colombo:The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has faulted the government for not granting visas to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation that was to attend a seminar in Colombo.

    BASL President Upul Jayasuriya in a statement said that the IBAHRI delegation was to attend a seminar on ‘Commonwealth Values and the Role of the Legal Profession.

    Gabriela Knaul, the first-ever UN Special Rapporteur for Judges and Lawyers, Dato Param Cumaraswamy, and a senior representative of the IBA, Alex Wilks were to address the seminar.

    “Their visas were applied for by letter dated 17 August 2013 by the Secretary, BASL along with a visa for Sadakat Kadri. The first three visas were issued whereas Sadakat Kadri was refused his visa. Visas that were issued bear the following ETA Nos. 130826PG1218467 – 130826PM1504191- Gabriela Knaul, 130826PG1218467 – 130826PM1504192- Paramasothi Cumaraswamy, 130826PG1218467 – 130826PM1504189 – Alexander Jeffrey Wilks.”

    “All three visas were granted on the basis of travel purpose as, Conference, Workshops and Seminars. At no stage has the BASL been written to by the Department of Immigration or any other agency of the government relating to any prior approval for the purpose of holding ‘special procedures’ applicable for the holding of seminars with the participation of foreign dignitaries.” Jayasuriya said.

    “It appears that the Ministry of External Affairs is acting with miscomprehension of facts on the grant of visas, which is a matter within the Controller of Immigration and not the Ministry of External Affairs. As per the communiqué issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, it appears the Ministry is unaware that the three visas have been granted. We have not requested for any assistance from the Ministry either in the form of logistics or accommodation. We have made all arrangements to go ahead with the seminar at a time the topic of discussion is most relevant to Sri Lanka,” he has added.

    External Affairs Ministry said in a statement earlier that it informed the Sri Lanka High Commission in London two weeks after visa application that visa cannot be granted as requested since the organizers of the conference had not followed the due process of obtaining approval from the Ministry with regard to hosting of seminars/conferences with international participation.

    The Ministry said it had made it clear that since the Seminar had been scheduled to be held during the CHOGM 2013 week in Colombo, all the required resources will be fully utilized during this period and the Ministry will have logistics problems, especially in providing security to international participants and non-availability of hotels and accommodation facilities. The Ministry has further informed to the High Commission in London that a decision has been made to embargo the scheduling of visits and such events, during the period 20th October – 20th November 2013.

    The BASL however said the association was considering that it is their duty to make the voice of the legal profession heard at a time when Sri Lanka is taking over the Chair-in-office of the coveted Commonwealth Organization, which has now been thwarted with the cancellation of the valid visas that have been issued to them by the Controller of Immigration.

  3. Nanda Says:

    Ananda,

    Current elected head of bar association is a hardliner UNpier and my ex-class mate Upul Jayasuriya. He was awarded “National Traitor” status just before and after the war. He is a ass licker of Ranil. He actively campaigned for ex- CJ during her kicking out process.
    Education- obtained a good 4 F’s for GCE A/L
    Joined Loo College afterwards and qualified as a lawyer.
    Records – became the youngest chairmen of a corporation.

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