UN played no role to end 30 years of LTTE murders. After Sri Lanka militarily defeats LTTE UN demands probe on last 3 months only!
Posted on January 3rd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

 UN Secretary General’s 3 member panel appointed to personally appraise him of the last 3 months (final stages) of the conflict declared LTTE as the most disciplined and most nationalist of the Tamil militant groups”. That ‘most disciplined’ nationalist group reigned terror for 3 decades killing every day, every month and every year with over 300 suicide attacks and it was only after successive failures of 5 peace talks (1985/1987/1989/1994/2002/2006) failure of countless ceasefires and negotiations held locally and even abroad that the decision to militarily defeat the LTTE was taken. It took just 1 incident and 3000 deaths in 2001 (9/11) for the US to declare War on Terror and the UN to create committees and Resolutions but no one bothered when LTTE killed unarmed civilians inside their own villages/people going to school or travelling to work who were targets of LTTE terror. Therefore, we make no excuses for jubilation and triumphalism because when the world ignored LTTE terror and in most instances sided with LTTE terrorists & their fronts abroad, the ‘most disciplined’ LTTE was eventually defeated without world support except for countries that have traditionally stood by Sri Lanka. Therefore, those who played no part since 1980s, who kept mum except issue good-for-nothing statements simply to place on record their condolence have no moral right to be telling Sri Lanka to probe ONLY the last phase of a conflict that would not have ended if they had their way.

If the Ban Ki Moon panel found “credible allegations” that the Tamil Tigers used civilians as a human buffer; killed civilians attempting to escape Tamil Tiger control; used military equipment in the proximity of civilians; forcibly recruited children; used forced labour; and killed civilians using suicide attacks – where is the probe launched against LTTE given that the reports always cite ‘both sides’?

Every year since 2009 it has only been a case of going after the Sri Lankan Armed Forces with each year adding non-conflict related elements into the Resolutions and OHCHR/UNHRC High Commissioners reports. So anyone has to wonder what the gameplan is all about.

The panel says there is “credible allegations” which, if proven, indicated that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed by the Sri Lankan military and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers). How about 30 years of murders committed by LTTE shown below which took place in front of everyone and there is little doubt who the perpetrators are. Why have these murders received not even step motherly treatment.

While there was no joint statement as is implied by the UN between the SL President and the UNSG to start a domestic inquiry, the appointment of Ban Ki Moon personal panel within weeks of Sri Lanka appointing LLRC is rather odd moreover one wonders why a panel report that was meant to only appraise the UNSG became the basis and foundation of the UNHRC resolutions against Sri Lanka. These are all precedents and these are serious breach of ethics and irregularities that border illegalities within the mandates of these UN officials.

Moreover, if the Panel could criticize the UN for not protecting civilians what about these and thousands of other civilians who were nowhere near any conflict zone but were blown to bits because LTTE wanted to eliminate them and make a point to the world?

Therefore those going at a tangent about the supposed crimes of the last phase must remember that

  • It was LTTE who hounded people and herded them with the LTTE as they retreated
  • Both the LTTE and civilians could not be made out – LTTE even had trained a civilian force, LTTE dressed as civilians and fired in civilian attire, civilians too were given arms and told to fire – therefore the distinction is bleak and in an armed conflict there are laws that apply and deny immunity for civilians holding arms during hostilities. Moreover all the LTTE cadres that surrendered (12,0000) were in civilian clothing and not in LTTE uniform – which means they were firing as civilians!
  • There is also the question of resettlement & housing – we have yet to be told how many of the IDPs actually had real deeds or even owned lands to be given lands & houses!
  • The most important question for those parroting genocide is to explain why the Armed Forces would kill a ghost number of dead while physically saving close to 300,000. So far all those throwing ‘credible allegations’ of 40,000 to 200,000 ‘dead’ have not produced even the names of 100 dead with details to warrant an investigation. Just because a group of goody-two-shoes think that they can quote numbers and claim the GOSL killed them should a sovereign government agree to launch probes?
  • Why were there no Resolutions / probes for unarmed civilians that LTTE killed outside a conflict zone who were the real civilians targeted and killed?
  • If LTTE herded their own people to be used as human shileds/hostages and even shot at many trying to flee it is not the fault of the armed forces but the LTTE. If Prabakraan is no more to take the dock the LTTE fronts and their leaders now banned should be made answerable for they were carrying out campaigns and raising funds abroad for the LTTE to kill and murder back home!

     Below are just a small segment of examples to highlight the hypocrisies that prevail

     Village massacres from 1984 onwards with intent to ethnically cleanse Sinhalese & Muslims from the North: These attacks were not in any conflict area. These murders were pre-meditated & planned.

  • Starting with Kent & Dollar farms, LTTE entered sleeping villages and brutally cut up men, women and even babies. These initial murders went into hundreds of innocent, unarmed civilians who had done nothing to the LTTE to deserve death. Their farms were burnt/ their homes burnt to the ground / livelihood destroyed leaving those that survived nothing and fearful to return lest they would be victims next.
  • Andankulam Village massacre: over 20 civilians, including Ven. Bakamune Subaddalanakara Thero, were attacked, tortured and killed by LTTE cadres in the village of Andankulam (Trincomalee)
  • The Palliyagodella massacre – over 170 Muslims massacred by LTTE
  • The villagers in the North /North Central, East had to live in fear of their lives often hiding in the jungles, keeping watch on trees, hiding their children in underground trenches to escape being caught, tortured and killed by the LTTE – does the UNSG and the 50,000 in the UN Secretariat realize the mental agony and pain of mind these people suffered every second of their lives for 30 years knowing they would be the next on LTTE’s hit list?

    Note: Giving just 24 hours and allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing thousands of Sinhalese and Muslims were evicted from the North by the LTTE in 1990. Their homes /lands / property were confiscated and most of them would have not even had time to take their deeds and other documents giving rightful claim to return. However, while presently the entire world is going on a tangent about resettling IDPs and allowing Tamils to return to their original homes did ONE of these voices open their mouths to make similar claims for the rights of Sinhalese & Muslims to return to their original habitats in the North? While many of the Sinhalese & Muslims have made submissions to the UN investigators not one UN entity/HR Organization or foreign envoy have come to stand up for the rights of the Sinhalese & Muslims. Isn’t that double standards and hypocrisy of the highest?

    What did UN and foreign envoys do other than issuing a diplomatic statement of condolence –

    NOTHING.

    Attacks on places of worship & clergy :

  • Sri Maha Bodhiya attack in 1985 June – 146 worshippers mercilessly shot dead inside temple premises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImJJ-Gp9NJA
  • Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) – 1988  The attack took place just days before foreign dignitaries were expected to attend celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Sri Lankan independence at the temple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27xMR13byNE
  • Kattankudy mosque attack 1990 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESCQFTfPAz8
  • Arantalawa 32 Buddhist monks slain while travelling in a bus 1987 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLqzbbgWk7I
  • 1985 – three Sinhalese Buddhist monks and three civilians shod dead while they were worshipping at the Ruhunu Somavathiya Temple.
  • August 8, 1995 the Ven Matara Kithalagama Sri Seelalankara Nayake Thera popularly known as Dimbulagala Hamuduruwo killed by the LTTE terrorists when he was on his way to visit a farm belonging to the temple.

    What did UN and foreign envoys do other than issuing a diplomatic statement of condolence –

    NOTHING. 

    Murder of unarmed servicemen:

  • 1990 over 600 unarmed policemen killed one after another – http://itvideo.me/watch/?v=fIzrk42ktzs
  • 5000 members of the armed services remain missing still

    What did UN and foreign envoys do other than issuing a diplomatic statement of condolence – NOTHING.

     Destruction of civilian property

  • Bombing Central Telegraph Office 1986 – 14 unarmed civilians killed
  • Attack on the Central Bank of Sri Lanka 1996 – 91 innocent unarmed civilians killed and over 1400 injured and continuing to suffer injuries some unable to even be employed because of their wounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IMTfImFCnI
  • 1997 – Colombo World Trade Centre Bombing killed 15 people and 105 were wounded including several British tourists.

    What did UN and foreign envoys do other than issuing a diplomatic statement of condolence – NOTHING.

    Targeting passenger buses – school children traveling to school / parents going to work / expectant mothers going to clinic / elderly going to take medicine

  • Central Bus Station 1987 Colombo – killed 113 civilians, two policemen and a soldier; 298 others were injured
  • Maradana bus bomb (Colombo) – 3 civilians were killed and 106 injured by LTTE cadres who exploded a bomb
  • 1996 Dehiwela train –  64 civilian deaths and wounding 400 others
  • 2008 Fort Railway station – killed 12 and injured close to 100. Deaths included school children (students of D S Senanayake school)
  • 2008 Piliyandala bus bomb – killed 26 and injured at least 64 deceased included a Buddhist monk, a 10-year-old boy and eight women
  • The lists are endless on the numbers of buses that LTTE attacked along the areas/routes LTTE wanted to chase Sinhalese & Muslims away so that they could reign supreme. Every day since 1984 a bus was blown, claymores were planted along bus routes, or villages were attacked and villagers mercilessly killed or chased away.
  • Kebithigollewa massacre occurred on 15 June 2006 when 60 civilians were killed by a Tamil Terrorist claymore attack on a bus. The Nordic Monitors (SLMM) claimed that it was ‘highly probably that LTTE or supporters carried out the Kebithigollewa attack” 

    Note in 1986 even the Katunayake international airport was attacked and LTTE exploded the Air Lanka flight which resulted in 21 dead including 13 foreigners (entire British family, 2 Germans, 3 French, 2 Japanese, 1 Maldivian and 1 Pakistani)

    Therefore what needs to be clearly said is that when countries had every opportunity to end terror in Sri Lanka the so called international community or the UN did not come forward.

  • It was India that created and funded Tamil militancy by secretly training 32 groups in 1970s. It was India that prevented the capture of Prabakaran in 1987. It was India that violated our sovereignty and virtually made a Sri Lanka sign an Accord and change the constitution under duress. These links are all confirmed in the Jain Commission report.
  • The UN system totally ignored Navi Pillay’s Tamil descent and she herself did not see fit to recuse herself. Her statements against Sri Lanka over the years give evidence to her bias.
  • Former LTTE No. 2 & former Minister alleged that Norway provided funds to LTTE, General Trygve Tellefsen is also alleged to have given military intelligence to the LTTE. Norwegian agency Norad is also accused of providing payments to LTTE. Afterposten revealed involvement of Norwegian embassy in SL to help 12 active LTTE cadres escape to Norway!
We ended in 3 years an unwinnable conflict that ravaged our nation for 30 years
We do not need people who did not help to end terror tell us now how to handle post conflict.
While these entities have yet to resettle millions of IDPs from military interventions – they are preaching to us.

Shenali D Waduge

20 Responses to “UN played no role to end 30 years of LTTE murders. After Sri Lanka militarily defeats LTTE UN demands probe on last 3 months only!”

  1. Nanda Says:

    Very happy to see Shenali back. Thank you.

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    Way to go, Shenali ! Thank you for all you do for Lanka.
    So good to see you writing in again. We missed you. Please keep on writing whenever you can.

  3. Indrajith Says:

    Welcome back, Shenali! Hope you’re fine and in good health.
    Wish you a very happy new year and long life!
    May the Holy Triple Gems bless and protect you!

  4. Cerberus Says:

    Nice to hear your strong voice back on these pages. This is a crucial time for Sri Lanka this year and we will need everyone’s help to see us through. May you be well and strong to do what is necessary.

  5. mario_perera Says:

    Dear Shenali,

    I too join Indrajith and others in rejoicing over your return. Yes, we missed you.

    Wishing you the very best of everything for the New Year

    Mario Perera
    Kadawata

  6. Hiranthe Says:

    Dear Shenali,

    Like everyone else, I am glad to see you back and relieved to see you are in action straightaway.

  7. Sooriarachi Says:

    The three man panel, certainly distorted the truth by omitting the key words “killing machine”.
    Yes the LTTE was the “most disciplined killing machine” amongst Tamil terrorist groups, just like the Nazis were the most disciplined killing machine during the second world war. LTTE targeted the Sinhalese and other non-Tamil civilians during their ethnic cleansing campaign, similar to the Nazis targeting Jews and other minorities during their ethnic cleansing campaign. From the word go, this Dharusman panel seem to have focussed on sanitising the brutal LTTE and blackening the image of the well behaved Sri Lankan defence forces that liberated the nation from this LTTE menace. The question should be asked, what benefit was there for this discredited panel to have come out with such a report to the UNSG?

  8. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DEAR SHENALI !!!

    I AND ALL OF US HERE ON LANKA WEB, SO HAPPILY WELCOME YOU WITH LOTS OF HUGS AND LOVE, TO SEE YOU BACK FOR THE NEW YEAR 2016. WITH THE BLESSINGS OF THE NOBLE TRIPLE GEM, MAY YOU GAIN STRENGTH TO TALK SO STRONGLY, ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTRY. WE ARE VERY HAPPY YOU ARE BACK. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF YOUR INPUTS, WHICH GIVES US SO MUCH MORAL COURAGE TO BE ON THE SAME WAVE LENGTH WITH YOU.

  9. dingiri bandara Says:

    Terrorists are killed by most governments in battle and some are simply assassinated because they are considered to be dangerous and cause destruction fear and terror. The UN do not pursue the actions of powerful nations whether their methods and actions are right or wrong.
    Sri Lanka as mentioned in the above article fought a thirty year battle with the worst terrorists organization in the world led by the most ruthless leader Prabhakaran who was a megalomaniac. Now the UN wants investigations because this man was killed.. They should first look into as to the origin of the LTTE and what countries supported and harbored them and still continue to support them.
    I am waiting to see the reaction of Ban Ki Moon and UNHRC regarding the execution of of the Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia.

  10. Ratanapala Says:

    Welcome back Shenali! Wish you continued good health and long life.

    Happy New Year 2016!

    Work of the patriot is never finished!

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Welcome back Shenali. Wish you good health throughout the new year and beyond.

    Please look after yourself. Look for early signs of health problems. Health is the biggest wealth.

    As with any XX15 year (like 1015, 1215, 1515, 1815, 1915), 2015 was a disgusting year for patriots. It passed and there won’t be another for another 100 years.

  12. Fran Diaz Says:

    Those who broke their TRUST with Lanka in the earlier years of the Cold War and aftermath are now back, including RW/CBK duo using Pres Sirisena as ‘jam in the sandwich’.

    New troubles :

    *The proposed 5,000 acre lots for 99 yr leases to foreigners

    * Ranil’s Bridge to Tamil Nadu where awaits over 15 Million Tamils of Dalit origin who have suffered atrocities for over 3,000 yrs., to cross to Lanka, land of no Caste on birth certificates and Tamil language in place.

  13. stanley perera Says:

    People of substance are hard to find. Patriotic people never die. Some people are born with patriotism.

  14. Nanda Says:

    Stanley,
    You met him face to face. You could surely make a judgement.
    Do you think the MAN WITH VERY EXPENSIVE PEN is a patriot ?

  15. Nanda Says:

    Ex-LTTE Advisor to Help TMP Draft Constitutional Proposal
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016, 10:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Jan 04 (NIE) COLOMBO- Shiva Pasupathy, former Attorney General of Sri Lanka, who subsequently became constitutional advisor to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has been drafted by the Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran to advice his outfit, the Tamil Makkal Peravai (TMP), on the Lankan constitutional reform process which is to begin on January 9.

    Wigneswaran has appointed Pasupathy as his personal representative in the TMP’s sub-committee on constitutional reforms. The 87-year-old Pasupathy, who migrated to Australia after retirement, is currently in Jaffna.

    The TMP’s sub-committee on constitutional reform met in Jaffna for the first time on Saturday. The panel, which has representatives from several Tamil parties, including the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the main constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), is expected to finalise its proposals by January 30. Those proposals will be thrown open for public comment and a final set of proposals will be submitted to the Lankan “Constitutional Assembly” by March-April.

    Since Pasupathy is Wigneswaran’s nominee, he is expected to take a radical line on the constitutional question stressing the need to abide by the “Thimpu Principles” put forward by Tamil militants in 1985. The most important demand of the militants then was the recognition of the Tamils’ right to self-determination. Pasupathy would also go by Wigneswaran’s theory that the Tamils have been subject to “continuous genocide” since 1948 and that radical remedial measures will have to be taken. Although the TMP is diverse in composition, its main prop, the Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF) is a firm believer in self-determination.

    As a member of the Political Affairs Committee of the LTTE in 2003, he drafted the outfit’s proposal to set up an Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) in the Tamil areas of Lanka. The proposals envisaged a virtually independent “Tamil Eelam” with very tenuous links with Lankan government.

    Read More:: NIE (Source)

  16. stanley perera Says:

    I despice the politicians no matter who he is. They are wolves in sheep clothing. Self serving politicos. Patriotism cannot be judged by the price of the pen or the mobile phone. This man you are talking about is a crook and not a patriot.

  17. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    So good to see you back Shenali. Been wondering what happened. You never know with the dark forces
    in Sri Lanka. Wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

    As always you speak the truth. UN is a puppet of us, uk, etc. They have to toe the line of monki boon’s
    pay masters’. So there is no surprise in their double standards. Syria, where millions killed and displaced,
    impotent UN is blind. They never utter a word against the west in case they offend the paymasters. Sri Lanka
    is easy meat. So they use all their might to bully our country. When we were with the mighty Chinese, impotent
    UN were scared to trouble us. Now there is a bunch spineless traitors ruling the country. So their job is easy.
    So they want to show how they police the world. It is farcical. US got more blood than any nation on this planet.
    They’ve killed millions of people. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Vietnam, Iraq, afganisthan, Libya, Iraq etc. etc. Still they
    think they are the best people to police the world.

    Traitor diasporats are the ones behind all these atrocities to our country. They were given free education, free health
    care, living anywhere they like (Sinhalese not allowed in their own country) etc. etc. still the enemies of the state.
    They don’t think they are foreigners in Sri Lanka. They think they are special and they deserve more. So they want to
    break up Sri Lanka. So most diasporats go after Obama, Cameron, etc. etc. and put pressure. The greedy politicians more
    than willing to pressurise Sri Lankan government for the diasporats votes. So with the traitor bunch at the helm Sri Lanka
    are helpless.

  18. Christie Says:

    I know for a fact it is all Indian work. We fools think it is a local outfit. Indian imperialists have been involved in local issues in other Indian colonies. As soon as the Indian colonial parasites get full control they will leave it to the local Indian colonial parasites to run like in Mauritius and Guyana.

  19. SA Kumar Says:

    I know for a fact it is all Indian work.- Agreed
    Colombo No 7 Cinnamon Garden Former Supreme Court judge become CM of Saiva TE (NPC) over night now he is talking Tamil racism waster than our Thesiya Thalivar VP !

  20. Chancy Says:

    Dear Shenali,
    Great to see your article. Welcome back! I have just arrived in SL and I am thrilled to see you back in the driving seat! We need you.

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