An independent investigation required to probe the bombing of the hospital in Afganistan
Posted on October 5th, 2015

RANJITH SOYSA

When the USA was pushing Sri Lanka for a hybrid investigation in Geneva to inquire into the allegations leveled by highly questionable sources the US air-crafts were bombing a hospital in Kunduz in Afganistan resulting in innocent civilian deaths,   The Doctors without Borders who were running the hospital have said that the US cannot come   up with any excuses as all the authorities have been kept informed of the humanitarian tasks handled by the hospital and its GPS indicators.

At present, the USA has expressed its intention to carry out an investigation on their own.

But, as this an act of brazen violence against international human rights law, the UN , the OHCHR should move in the matter with utmost urgency and initiate investigations to ascertain whether it is indeed a war crime.

The USA which has craftily avoided war crimes charges in Iraq, Libya etc ,while pontificating to other nations of the virtues of accountability etc SHOULD be investigated on this incident WITHOUT ANY DELAY

RANJITH SOYSA

20 Responses to “An independent investigation required to probe the bombing of the hospital in Afganistan”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Monki boon doesn’t know about this. If he knows about this injustice, UN(ashamed) will fight with all their might
    to bring justice to the people affected! We are certain about this!

    Look at Sri Lanka. They are using all their might to punish a sovereign country which defended its people
    and property from a ruthless terrorist organisation. Israel, Syria, Saudi killed/killing so many unarmed civilians.
    But UN(ashamed) impotent against them since those countries are too powerful or rich!

    Their double standards are an absolute disgrace!

  2. ranjit Says:

    What nonsense no one will do anything against the Satan.It will be another massacre that’s all by the devil itself. In this unjust world nothing good will happen to small countries like Afghanistan,Sri Lanka,Iraq etc. Big bully America is killing in thousands each day but no human rights for them because all the human rights violators are living in America or in the west. If the world needs to live in peace the whole world should get united and punish America by any means if not no way we can live in peace as human beings. America creates unnecessary wars to sell their Arms and Ammunition to survive in this world and killing millions and destroying historical countries around the world.

    I hope someone stand up to fight the evil Satan America for their crimes against humanity. Monkey Moon wake up and do something without supporting them atleast at this juncture of your service to the world.

  3. Nihal Perera Says:

    The biggest HR violator (USA), in the world is at it again.. No other country, in the history of the world has violated so much human misery as USA has…. They destroyed Japan with A-bomb, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, killing millions of innocent people. Yet, no one including hypocritical UN has never lifted a finger to investigate war crimes against US..??

    It amazes me how US, claiming to be the world’s policeman and HR crusader, committing monstrous atrocities and get away with it. In the mean time, US (West) is so eager to blame Putin and Russia for supporting Assad in Syria, who’s country is taken apart by the splinter groups, including ISIS – supported by the West, and rich dictatorial Arab states like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, etc.

    Unfortunately, our present leaders in Sri Lanka seem so blind to the hypocrisy of the West and continue to lick their white master’s boots, and ready to jump like idiots to their masters demands, regardless of how unfair or ridiculous such demands are…!

  4. nilwala Says:

    Yes indeed since this follows fast in the heels of the UNHRC Report and the Joint Resolution that accused the Sri Lankan forces of bombing a hospital in the No Fire Zone from near which the LTTE launched rockets mounted on movable trucks at the Sri Lankan army and then moved the trucks away so that the army fire using coordinates of the trucks, fell in the hospital region. The claim was that the firing on hospitals was deliberate. Maybe this new incident involving the US at Kunduz might open the eyes of those hounding Sri Lanka regarding ruses used in warfare for later implication using “war crimes” charges.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Agree with Nilwala.

  6. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    RANJITH !!! HC ZAED tried to establish a HYBRID Global Probe against War crimes in Yemen committed by Saudi Arabia. US politely told him to PISS OFF.
    ZAED withdrew the Global Probe, and recoiled like a WORM. He is now in his Cocoon. Please read Asia Tribune.

    BUT SRI Lanka does not have that CLOUT. so he is trying hard to impose his self acclaimed BS will on Sri Lanka.

    He should be asked to APOLOGIZE to Sri Lanka, before he sets FOOT ON THIS SOIL, for belittling our Supreme Court and Judiciary, and thereby committing CONTEMPT OF COURT.

    HE HAS INSULTED THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA, AND DARES TO VISIT SRILANKA. WHAT TYPE OF A CHARACTER IS THIS ?

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    JUST ONE MORE THING PLEASE**

    HC ZAED CANNOT HAVE TWO SETS OF RULES, FOR WAR CRIMES IN SAUDI ARABIA, AND SRILANKA. HE WILL LOOK A PERFECT ADMINISTRATIVE FLOP, AND A HYPOCRITE TOO, IF HE INSISTS TO PUNISH SRILANKA.

    HE CAN BE ARRESTED IN SRILANKA FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    USA deliberately killed civilians in KUNDUZ to avenge the TALIBAN victory in the region – the BIGGEST TALIBAN win after 2001.

    This was deliberate.

    USA couldn’t take it when Taliban beat it on a dawn raid.

    Losers.

    These war criminals will get away as they always do.

  9. Independent Says:

    Where is our opposition who are in an official position to release a statement condemning USA rather than indulge in mudslinging to own people ? Surely a lot of protests can be organised like a huge rally at Nugegoda . When is that happening ?

  10. Christie Says:

    Hi Folks: Indian Empire in April wiped out poor, innocent, hapless villagers in Chhattisgarh and in July along the Empires border along Burma. I suppose we Sinhalese should not even talk about the violent actions of the Great Nonviolent Empire.

  11. Christie Says:

    ඕයි ඕයි අපි ඉතින් ඉන්දියානු ජඩයෝ පසුගිය බක්මස චටිස්ගාර් වලත් ඇසල මස බුරුම මායිම දිගේත් අහින්සක ගම්වැසියන් මාඕ ත්‍රස්තයන් යයි කියා මරා දැමීම ගැන අහලවත් නැහෙනෙ.

  12. Sampath Says:

    බින් ලාඩන්ගේ පොඩි ළමයි මැරුවේ හොයලා බලන්න ඒවත්

  13. ranjit Says:

    Susantha what we should do is when this prince guy come to my island paradise (paradise was before not now) we have to organize protests all over the country and show discontent to his visit. He should be fair to all and take decisions impartially. I do not like his looks or his face. He is same as Pillai the black witch. We shouldn’t care this guy much. If the big bullies are not behind him he is nothing and will look like an old camel.

    It is sad actually what they are doing and going to do to my beloved country. Most unfair thing that these evil clique is going to do harassing our leaders and war heroes who got rid of terrorism completely. We should pray together and ask the Gods to save our poor country from big Satan and the devils around him who are waiting to grab piece by piece from our beloved homeland. Stay awake folks!!!!

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    Ranjith,

    Will not work.

    Remember PEE-ILLAY came to SL?

    No real protests against her. Mervin even offered to marry the dirt.

    The only solution is a takeover by guardian gods BEFORE they are HANGED. (That is why they are after them.)

  15. Independent Says:

    Talking about guardian gods, I have to paste this which appeared in two web sites.

    Lady lawyers (Army) victims of brigadier’s sexual harassment scream in pain; Army commander ‘s Kekille judgment out

    (Lanka-e-News -06.Oct.2015, 11.30AM) In any country where an army exists discipline in the army is paramount. If there is no discipline , an army cannot triumph and it cannot carry on. During a time when the army is unable to carry on, the state also as a necessary corollary cannot carry on. Hence what is crucial is discipline.It is only when the superior officers who are appointed to maintain discipline act duly that the subordinate officers and soldiers will respect discipline.This is not something new or a novel concept. It is a theory of the army experts who have acknowledged this fact based on many centuries’ experience .

    Following the appointment of new army commander Lieutenant General Krishantha Silva replacing the retired army commander General Daya Ratnayake ,a number of strange and bizarre ancient Kekile court decisions have been taken in regard to a discipline respecting army.

    One such outrageous decision of Krishantha Silva is : Brigadier R.P Rajapathirane who was dismissed from the post of army legal Director by even the corrupt Daya Ratnayake ,and this brigadier who is facing several charges of sexual abuse committed on lady legal officers of the army under him , being promoted to a top position of the army legal division as lawyer General and judge.

    On 2015-05-09 when a lady officer had gone on some official duty to the office of Brigadier Rajapathirane who was then functioning as Director legal , Rajapathirane had tried to outrage her modesty , whereupon she had furiously scolded , assaulted him , and had managed to escape.

    The brigadier who was smarting under her assault and humiliation had been taking revenge on her by unrelentingly harassing and insulting the officer thereafter.When the victim tried to make a complaint to the military police , the military police commanding officer without recording her complaint , had sneaked on this to Rajapathirane and turned the table on the victim , making her the accused.

    From then on ,the lady officer was persecuted at every turn .On 2014-06-10 , at a meeting attended by all legal officers , the Brigadier had openly insulted and scolded her in filth before all citing baseless grounds . At that moment the brigadier having forgotten his bearings and in a fit of rage said ,’if Iam a bastard, the commander is a double bastard’ thereby vilifying the army commander then.

    A number of legal officers (females) of the army have questioned the senior legal officer , Colonel Jayasinghe who was holding the legal post in the rank of Colonel then , and who is presently the Director legal ,what is the decision that is going to be taken pertiaining to the relentless humiliation and harassment that were inflicted on the particular victim ;for which question , the Director legal has not given an answer .Instead he had told the victim that he can get her a transfer wherever she desires, and not to take legal action .

    The lady legal officer (victim) who was being continuously persecuted and humiliated because she did not yield to the lascivious advances of sex starved Brigadier Rajapathirane , could not bear the suffering any longer . She had then complained to ex army commander Daya Ratnayake when he returned to SL from abroad .

    Subsequently when it was probed , it was discovered that this brigadier Rajapathirane had been the cause of grief to several other lady legal officers too, subjecting them to sexual harrassment .

    After threatening to transfer a lady legal officer, Captain Nanayakkara to Kilinochchi , Rajapathirane had later held back the transfer after subjecting her to sexual abuse.Similarly Captain Vaijayanthi a lady officer who was attached to the Kotalawala defense academy who came to attend a lecture delivered by former army commander on 2014-07-14 at the army headquarters fell victim to Rajapathirane’s sexual abuse.

    At all events , these officers who fell victims are fully aware that they will not be able to get relief from this sadistic persecution. Knowing well that if they complain , they will be subjected to further harassment , and never get any relief are preferring to suffer in silence rather than complaining .They are eating their hearts out in silent misery .

    In any case , the former army commander Daya Ratnayake following the complaint made by the victim , at last belatedly appointed a court to conduct a preliminary investigation , and after dismissing brigadier Rajapathirane from the Director legal post ,had transferred him to the Kotalawala defense academy at that time.

    However now , no sooner Krishantha Silva became the army commander than he took the first disastrous step of appointing Rajapathirane a bosom pal and of his same ilk belonging to his same regiment as the attorney at law General and judge – the highest legal position in the army , paying no heed to the on going preliminary investigation in the court against Rajapathirane.

    This appointment is absolutely in violation of the rules, regulations and traditions of the army. Rajapathirane then exploiting his superior position threatened the legal officers (male and female) who were to give evidence , and thereby somehow got the evidence turned in his favor in the preliminary investigation in the court.

    A most senior legal officer at that time Lieutenant Colonel Wijedasa of the legal division gave evidence undeterred and undaunted by Rajapathirane’s threats and intimidation, and exposed the latter’s misdeeds including sexual molestations, rapes and malpractices via written complaints to the president , defense ministry and the army commander at that time. In spite of it , it was Wijedasa who was victimized . He was sent on premature retirement before he reached 55 years , by the notorious Brigadier and the army commander.

    This mafia ring operation did not stop at that , two more lady officers who boldly and bravely gave evidence before court and expressed the truth are also facing unending persecution and humiliation -they are Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinands and major Mendis. The groundwork is being prepared to rid these two brave officers from the army.

    When senior legal officer of the army, Brigadier Weerasinghe who was in service (now retired) during the period the lady legal officer was a victim of sexual harassment , was giving evidence in the court inquiring into it, Rajapathirane went berserk , and tried to assault Weerasinghe while abusing him in foul language.

    Major general Udawatte , the president of the court of preliminary inquiry had now handed over the report after the conclusion of recording of evidence , to the army commander . What is most irksome and worrisome about this is, this report has been given by the present army commander Krishantha to the very culprit and accused brigadier Rajapathrane , the current attorney at law General and judge of the army .

    When the army is conducting investigations this deplorably, disgracefully and most reprehensibly when the lady officers who are victims are seeking redress and who had been subject to the worst degrading sexual harassment , what a big joke and mockery will it be if the very army is to conduct investigations into the rape and murder of victims like Isapriya during the final phase of the war .

    In the circumstances , it is a huge question mark , what criterion the president who is the commander in chief of the forces followed when appointing the army commander and the Air Force commander ?

    By ‘Soldadu Unnehe’ (a soldier)
    Translated by Jeff

  16. Independent Says:

    Krishantha De Silva is a Royalists but looks like a Bass Unnaehe.

  17. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    RANJIT !!! FULLY AGREE WITH YOU. THE WHOLE COUNTRY SHOULD GET ONTO THE STREETS AND REQUEST HC ZAED TO GET BACK TO WHERE HE CAME FROM. OUR IMBECILE POLITICIANS MUST ASK HIM REALLY WHAT HE WANTS. THEN ASK HIM TO GET LOST.

  18. nilwala Says:

    The US will tender an apology re Kunduz and everything will be forgiven and forgotten. The possibility that there could have been some deliberate underlying motives? No matter….no one will accuse the BIG POWER of having violated the Geneva Conventions, and no investigation will be necessary to probe into what happened….
    Only little Sri Lanka will be hung out to dry with a little help from the the Yahapalanas.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    The Tamil Diaspora which got to the west through TRUMPED UP RIOTS OF 1983, have been very active while Lankans slept. They have manipulated the internet and their paid VIPs abroad with false stories, cheat and deceit. Coupled with the local Tamil Leaders this two groups have taken sleeping Lankans for a death ride.

    Riots are the most inimical thing for Lanka. Tamil Separatists DEPEND UPON RIOTS so that they can go as Refugees to the west. There is no other way they can go west, away from Caste ridden Tamil Nadu and destabilised Lanka.

    The recent spate of gruesome killing sounds to us to be the work of the left over LTTE to cause fresh fear and riots ? ?

  20. Nimal Says:

    It is truly a war crime,though it is not a deliberate act.Now the world must know our plight in fighting our bad of terrorists where there was collateral damage.

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