Alert ! Coming Colour is not good
Posted on February 11th, 2015

Sudath Gunasekara Kandy, Sri Lanka.

When are we going to put an end to these Imperial Interferences in our internal matters?

It appears to be a neo fashion on the part of the western Imperial nations like UK and Canada to fish in troubled waters to hatch conspiracies to destroy the Sinhala Nation and the Sinhala Buddhist identity of this Island Nation.

Now first let us read between lines and try to understand the hurry with which the Western powers acted to make their hay no sooner a change of Government, which they think is pro-western, has emerged.

 1  Visiting Hugo Swire has called for the return of High Security Zone lands in the North, particularly in Walikamam North to the rightful owners.

This was revealed by Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Swaminathan yesterday at a media briefing at his ministry in Colombo 03.

The Minister was addressing the media after having met Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State for Sri Lanka, Hugo Swire. The minister quoted the British politician as having said that HSZ land should be released to their rightful owners.

The extent of land coming under the HSZ in Walikamam North only is about 800 acres, Swaminathan said.

“Swire also expressed willingness of the British government to assist the Sri Lankan government in implementing the task, co-ordinated by the UIN agencies as well as the EU,” he said.

  2 The British High Commissioner John Ranking also participated at the Minister’s meeting with the visiting British Parliamentarian.

“There are many Hindu places of worship including a 2,500 year-old temple and some churches other than civil properties which have been destroyed during the internecine war and they have to be rebuilt,” the Minister emphasised.

“We are planning to implement these objectives within the 100-day programme of the government”, he stressed.

The government was also negotiating with the relevant authorities to get back part of the land obtained for the coal power project in Sampur as well as a BOI project in the same area for the re-settlement of civilians who had originally owned the land before, the Minister said.

Some of the high ranking military officers had said that it was meaningless to keep those lands under their control as there was no war now, Swaminathan said.

Asked by The Island whether he was of the view that the UPFA government had not released any lands after the end of the war, Swaminathan answered in the affirmative and added he could not give an exact figure right away, but would furnish the details subsequently.

The Minister hailed the rehabilitation of former combatants as well as Tamil civilians by the security forces and rehabilitation of increasing number drug addicts by the security forces as highly commendable.

Harim Peiris, a senior official attached to the Ministry said that the releasing of lands occupied by the HSZs was not confined to the north and the east and it was being done in Colombo as well.

“Some of the traditional lands in Walikamam North have been used to build luxury houses, holiday bungalows and golf links while some others are being used for cultivation by the security forces and they have to be returned to the rightful owners,” he said.

It was not correct to utilise the services of security forces personnel for other jobs such as cultivation, Peiris added.

The Canadian Government says it will continue to encourage progress in the devolution of power, accountability and genuine reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

3 Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said that it is Canada’s hope that President Maithripala Sirisena fulfills the mandate given to him by the people of Sri Lanka to foster a transparent, responsive and pluralistic government 

Following the successful elections earlier this month, it is our hope that President Maithripala Sirisena fulfills the mandate given to him by the people of Sri Lanka to foster a transparent, responsive and pluralistic government. Canada will continue to encourage progress in the devolution of power, accountability and genuine reconciliation,” he added. (Colombo Gazette)

4 UK MPs call for Sri Lanka to co-operate with UN inquiry or face  sanctions

Tamil Guardian 28 January 2015

A cohort of British MPs, highlighting past failures of the international community to protect Tamils from ethnic cleansing” and the need of the new government of Sri Lanka to take concrete steps to reconcile with Tamils, debated the issue of ‘Tamils in Sri Lanka’ at the House of Commons on Wednesday morning.

Noting concerns about the new Sri Lankan government’s demeanour towards the Tamil community, and later highlighting that only a political solution that recognises the rights of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, including that to self-determination, can address the root cause of the conflict”, the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT), MP Lee Scott, said,

I am concerned, however, that the new Government of Sri Lanka have stated that they will not change the policy towards the Tamil community in Sri Lanka or demilitarise the areas in which Tamil people live.

Mr Scott added that further pressure on Sri Lanka, through action such as vetoing future loans from the international Monetary Fund (IMF)” may be an avenue to encourage change for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Expressing concern at the make-up of the new Sirisena government, Mr Scott added, The new president was a member of the same party as his predecessor.”

Agreeing with calls by Dame Angela Watkinson for pressure, during the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth Hugo Swire’s visit to Sri Lanka,  on the new presidency to sign up to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr Scott added,

The Minister needs to say, please honour what the UN, the Prime Minister of Britain on his visit to Sri Lanka, the President of America and various other Heads of State have asked for.”

Noting the importance of releasing, on schedule, the findings of the UN Office of  the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCR) investigation into Sri Lanka (OISL), Mr Scott stressed,

It is quite possible that the new Government of Sri Lanka will ask for such a delay and, on the surface, it might appear unreasonable for people such as me and my colleagues to ask for that report not to be delayed, because a delay would give the new Government a chance to co-operate. Unless they are going to co-operate fully and abide by every single rule asked of them, however, I cannot see the point of any delay.”

Reiterating that the House of Commons was resolute on seeking justice for the Tamil people and calling on nations to pressure Sri Lanka to co-operate fully” with the UN and sign the Rome statute on the International Criminal Court,”  the APPGT chair, added,

I assure the Sri Lankan Government that many Members of this House—look at the numbers present for the debate—will not forget and allow the matter to disappear. We are seeking justice for those people who no longer have a voice.”

Let us all work together, whoever the government of Britain are after 7 May, to make sure that the Sri Lankan Government—and, specifically, those responsible for the atrocities—do not get away with these atrocities, and that we honour the memories of those who lost their lives,” Mr Scott concluded.

MP Siobhain McDonagh, adding to the debate, outlined key issues, including a comprehensive political settlement to the Tamil national question,” that the Sri Lankan government would need to resolve for peace on the island.

They must address the allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity arising from the end of the country’s armed conflict; secondly, they must end the culture of impunity that has blighted the country for so long; thirdly, they should negotiate a comprehensive political settlement to the Tamil national question; and, fourthly, they must ensure that the rights and freedoms of all Sri Lanka’s citizens are respected and protected,” said Ms Mcdonagh.

Welcoming the new presidency of Sirisena, Ms Mcdonough added,

Significantly, although Sirisena may have stated that his Government’s priority will be ethnic and religious reconciliation”, it is deeply unfortunate that his 100-day plan provides no explicit measures to address the key concerns of minority communities.”

Ms McDonough further noted, people are right to be sceptical about Sirisena’s sincerity, given that he is not prepared to engage with the work of the OHCHR and has vowed to protect Mahinda Rajapaksa and other senior Government and military figures from possible future war crimes charges.”

Outlining concern over reports of another domestic Sri Lankan investigation into war times atrocities, Ms McDonagh, citing the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, added,

Impunity has been the rule in the country for too long and, as the UN high commissioner has said, the consequence has been that national accountability, mechanisms have consistently failed to establish the truth and achieve justice.”

Ms Mcdonagh, reminding the House of Commons that Sirisena served as the defence minister, during the final stages of the conflict, called for concrete the British government to state what the consequences would be should Sirisena’s government continue to snub the UN process.

Given the seriousness of the issue, no measures should be taken off the table, including possible sanctions and travel bans, if Sirisena’s government fail to comply,” she added.

Stressing the need for concrete steps to be taken by the new Sri Lankan government to show commitment to bringing peace to the island, Ms McDonagh called on the British government to make a formal request that the Government of Sri Lanka join more than 150 other countries by finally signing the declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict; place conditions on aid and inward investment into the island, specifying the need for accountability, and the promotion and protection of human rights; urge President Sirisena to publish a long-term plan, along the lines of his road map for his first 100 days in office, stipulating how he intends to address the concerns of minority communities, and to ensure truth, justice and accountability; and call on the Sri Lankan authorities to address the Tamil national question, and enter into immediate and meaningful negotiations with elected Tamil representatives and others to ensure a comprehensive and permanent political solution.”

In addition, the British Government should request that President Sirisena, as an act of good will to the Tamil community: revoke the proscription of Tamil diaspora groups and individuals, which was implemented under the rule of Rajapaksa; call on Sri Lanka to demilitarise the Tamil majority areas of the island, release all political prisoners who have not been charged with any offence and revoke the draconian measures in the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which allows for 18 months’ detention without charge; and closely monitor the human rights situation on the island, particularly in relation to religious and ethnic minorities,” she concluded.

Adding to the debate MP Robert Halfen, said,

I believe  that there has been a genocide of the Tamils. The Tamils have for decades been demonised and marginalised. They have been imprisoned in camps and annihilated.”

Highlighting barriers towards accountability in Sri Lanka, Mr Halfen said ,
Given the fact that one of the key participants in the Government, General Sarath Fonseka, is an alleged war criminal, and the lack of a constitutional obligation for Sri Lanka to undertake war crimes investigations, there is still a huge way to go.”

Reiterating calls for the removal of the Prevention of Terror Act in Sri Lanka, Mr Halfen concluded,

The Tamils deserve international recognition of the genocide of their people, and I ask the Minister to comment on that. They deserve their right of self-determination, and to be treated equally before the law.”

Expressing concern over demographic changes in the North-East of Sri Lanka, Northern Irish MP, Jim Shannon, added,

There are concerns from some members of the Tamil community that the Government are undertaking a practice of Sinhalisation” of the area. Estimates have suggested that there are 150,000 Sinhalese soldiers in the Vanni. At one soldier for approximately every five civilians, the ratio of soldiers to civilians is considered one of the highest in the world. Given the figures, it is unsurprising that people are concerned by the so-called Sinhalisation.”

Highlighting the sexual exploitation of Tamil women in the North-East, Mr Shannon, added

Tamil women are also vulnerable to sexual violence, because they are often coerced into sexual relationships with Sinhalese soldiers, sometimes for the promise of marriage and sometimes for money.”

MP Bob Blackman, encouraging Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international community, in an open message to the new Sri Lankan government said, it is vital that you open yourselves up to scrutiny over the war crimes that were committed, that we find out what happened to the individuals who are missing and that the individuals responsible for such decisions are held to account.”

Stressing the need to pressure Sri Lanka to co-operate with the OISL and, dismissing another Sri Lankan domestic inquiry into war crimes, MP John McDonnel, said,

many see that as just a diversionary process, It is impossible to see how it can be regarded as independent and effective or how it can secure the confidence of the Tamil people in particular, but also the international community.”

Highlighting the financial sway that the EU and UK had over Sri Lanka, Mr McDonnel, added,

Our best weapon for securing co-operation is our economic influence. Nothing has worked until we have threatened the withdrawal of economic co-operation.”

Urging the British government to set a deadline for the new government to co-operate wih the international investigation, he added,

I do not say that lightly, because no one wants to inflict economic harm on another population, At the same time, I do not see any other way in which we can secure co-operation.”

Adding to calls for an end to ethnic cleansing of Tamil areas and an end to sexual crime against women,”  Mr McDonnel concluded,

we should send a message to the president that we are not going away, and that we will continue our search for peace and justice whatever parliamentary mechanisms and influence we have.”

MP Kerry McCarthy emphasising the need to release the OHCHR report into Sri Lankan atrocities, added, the election of a new President should not be used as a reason to delay that.”

Ms McCarthy raised calls for the protection of witnesses and human rights defenders in Sri Lanka, and called on the new president to take positive steps towards, justice regarding enforced disappearances, whilst noting that demilitarisation will also be key.”

The aim must be justice, accountability and meaningful progress for not just the Tamil community, but all Sri Lankan people,” she concluded.

Responding to issues raised by MPs the Minister of State for Europe, MP David Lidington, said,

We will not ignore the challenges that Sri Lanka faces, including the challenges faced by Tamil communities in the north and east of the island.”

The challenges faced by the Tamil community include the settlement of internally displaced people, land issues, militarisation and the need for an overall and enduring political settlement,” Mr Lidington stressed.

He further noted that the UK asylum policy “has not changed as a result of the election in Sri Lanka.”

Noting that the a political solution for the North-East of Sri Lanka was a key issue at the EU, he added,

We also have very high on our list of priorities for our conversations with the new Sri Lankan Government the need for a lasting political settlement for the north, and a credible domestic reconciliation process, along with accountability for alleged violations and abuses of human rights during what was, as has been said in the debate, a long and bloody 30-year conflict.”

5 David Cameron calls on new Sri Lanka president to aid UN rights probe

JAN 10, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron today called on Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. January 10, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron has told Sri Lanka that the UK Government will use its position on the UN Human Rights Council to call for a full international inquiry. 16 November 2013

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British Prime Minister David Cameron today called on Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. January 10, 2015

 

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Prime Minister David Cameron has told Sri Lanka that the UK Government will use its position on the UN Human Rights Council to call for a full international inquiry. 16 November 2013

From Aditi Khanna  London, Jan 9 (PTI) British Prime Minister David Cameron today called on Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country.

In his congratulatory message released by Downing Street here, Cameron expressed hope that the issues of the past will be addressed.

In his statement, he said, I congratulate Maithripala Sirisena on his victory in yesterday’s Presidential election.

When I visited Sri Lanka I saw the huge potential the country has, and wish him well in taking every opportunity to help realise this potential and lead a stable, prosperous, united country”.

These peaceful, democratic elections are a credit to all those involved and the people of Sri Lanka. I welcome the fact that outgoing President (Mahinda) Rajapaksa has accepted the democratic will of the people and committed to ensuring a smooth transfer of power. I encourage President-elect Sirisensa to support the ongoing UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights’ investigation into human rights abuses so that the issues of the past can be addressed and the country can move forward to a brighter, peaceful future where all Sri Lankans can play a role,” Cameron said.

David Cameron and Team meets with the Tamil Tiger Diaspora

Posted on February 14, 2014by ltteagents

A DONATION OF OVER GBP 400,000 TO THE CONSERVATIVES 

 AND THE PROMISE OF ABOUT 300,000 BLOCK VOTES AND

 The beginning of the conspiracy with the remnants of the LTTE 

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I appeal to all patriotic Sri Lankans to rise against these diabolical moves at your earliest to save our nation.

Sudath Gunasekara

10.2.2015 Kandy, Sri Lanka.

8 Responses to “Alert ! Coming Colour is not good”

  1. Independent Says:

    Thank you Sudath.
    Yes, it is our supreme duty to make sure the new temporary government is not allowed to carryout permanent damage.

  2. jay-ran Says:

    Because of these anti Sinhalese, Buddhist, Rajapakses victimization by the HORA AIYO SIRISENA THE CULPROTS DAYS ARE NUMBERED AS THE FOOLISH SINHALESE ARE NOW REALISING THE MISTAKES THEY MADE BY VOTING FOR THI BRUTE!!!

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    The main objective of any present or future Sri Lankan government is the Security of Lanka, to maintain the Unitary status of the island for purposes of administration and the security of all its citizens.

    In my view, to achieve this objective, Sri Lanka govt. will have to maintain its armed forces in the North & East, and also keep the Prevention of Terrorism Act going.

    As long as Tamils of Tamil Nadu flee Tamil Nadu due to Dalit caste problems, poverty problems, and try to enter Lanka, the people of Lanka are not safe. As long as the west accepts Tamil refugees, notwithstanding help given to Tamils of Lanka, Lanka will never be free of abuse by Tamil refugees to the west. Western interference is there due to Tamil refugees. The 1983 Riots were a trumped up affair, now highly exaggerated.

    The main Tamil problem of Caste matters must be solved in Tamil Nadu, not in Lanka.

    Tamil leaders of Lanka have to put into action help given by GoSL. In the past few years only some 23% of monies given to the Northern PC was used, thus keeping the Northern Tamils in want. Similarly, the Upcountry Tamils have been kept down by the CWC by not moving Tamil tea pluckers away from the British line rooms even though help was offered by previous President MR. We have suggested use of tea plucking machines as done in S.Africa, China, Japan & India. We hold Tamil Leaders responsible for not taking care of their Tamil people.

    Can you blame us if we conclude that there is a conspiracy by Tamil Leaders to break away from Lanka, aided and abetted by outside forces ?

  4. Christie Says:

    Namaste: Emperor Modi congratulates Sirisena before Mahinda talks. Mangal goes to see the Emperor and kneels. Sirisena going their soon to kneel and suck with the Modi suit on. Biswal the Indian vermin visits the island. Jai Hind.

  5. Nimal Says:

    Sadly diaspora has the money and the block vote and the elections are on the 7th of May and If Cameron gets a working majority, perhaps they might ease the pressure on us. They are aware of the facts and SL is remote for them at present but the block vote is vital though they may not get it as the diaspora will vote for the Labour and the liberals. This is politics.

  6. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Sudath, like every one else you forgot how the election was won? It is the election commissioner, the disgraceful traitor Mahinda Deshapriya. He stopped the computer three times and got the 70% of killinochchi voters to vote against MR. Obama called him three times and demanded he do this. From the grape vine, he got 4 million dollars which he deposited in some bank in Switzerland. 1. Christie you disgraceful paid comment writer, how dare you insult Prime Minister Modi, without him it will be a field day for Obama. 2. Nimal British still think that Sri Lanka is their colony.

  7. ranjit Says:

    Sudath you must get your message to the ordinary people somehow so how to do it? This is a wake up call.Our stupids do not understand the danger ahead if we allow this POL POT Govt to continue. We do not want this white pigs Americans or British to help us or give advise. We need friends who do not meddle with our affairs like China & Russia etc. We know what they did to our country during the war and what they were planning since. Why this President cannot understand their sinister motives? Is he powerless or afraid of the UNP Thugs? He should continue the foreign policy same as the Former President’s and should not go along with UNP foreign policies.

    We got a country after the war to live as free birds but now the freedom we got is fading little by little because of this jarapalanaya we are going thru. I hope S.L.F.P and the Opposition get together and send this Govt packing very soon. I am fed up of listening to their lies. It’s like watching a gangster movie actors like Ranjan,Champka,Rathanaya,Sajith,Rajitha all brandishing their guns and swords roaming the streets looking for Rajapksa’s and the people who were close to him blaming them for corruption and other wrong doings during their time. While we Sinhalese kill each other the Tamils & Muslims prepare and plan their next move in silence. Great pity our Sinhala stupids do not understand all this. WAKE UP my Sons & Daughters,Brothers and Sisters of Mother Lanka if you need to see a united Homeland.

  8. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    NOW SRI LANKA HAS A MINI BRISHIT PARLIAMENT CUNTROLLED BY THE TAMIL LTTE DIASPORA, TO ADVISE ON SRI LANKAN AFFAIRS. THIS IS A RESULT OF THE INACTION AGAINST TRAITORS FOR A LONG LONG TIME. SRI LANKA WILL NOT BOW DOWN, ANYWAY.

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