Human Rights Law Center/Australia – Your Panel are all Pro-LTTE supporters
Posted on March 1st, 2013

 Shenali Waduge Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Convenors
Human Rights Law Center,

 Dear Organizers,

 The Human Rights Law Center has invited participants to a discussion about accountability for war crimes and the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka to be held on 7th and 8th March 2013 in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. The panelists featured for this discussion are Frances Harrison, Dr. Sam Pari, Gordon Weiss and Bruce Haigh.

 My question is exactly how does the Human Rights Law Center founded on the principles of “Freedom. Respect. Equality. Dignity. Action” propose to have a “discussion” when the 4 panelists who have been invited by the HRLC are openly critical of Sri Lanka and are open LTTE-sympathizers. To what extent is there fairplay? Nevertheless, whatever allegations that the 4 panelists will take pains to promote they cannot erase the fact that Sri Lanka is a democratic and sovereign nation, its military effort was against a terrorist organization banned in 32 countries and no amount of “allegations” without proof can diminish the fact that the Sri Lankan armed forces saved approximately 295,000 Tamil civilians from the LTTE sacrificing 5000 lives of soldiers and all these civilians are now resettled whilst 11770 LTTE combatants who gave themselves up are now rehabilitated and reintegrated except for a handful still undergoing rehabilitation whilst the State has pardoned all child combatants number over 500.

 The Human Rights Law Center may not have done background searches on the 4 panelists:

Bruce Haigh “”…” has been serially writing against the Government of Sri Lanka. He claims LTTE is not a terrorist organization. Haigh is the patron of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in which his colleagues (Brahmi Jegan and Dr. Sami Pari) are proved supporters of LTTE. Haigh was serving in Sri Lanka as Deputy High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka in 1994 and would have seen LTTE kill over 50 people including Presidential Candidate and Opposition Leader Gamini Dissanayake. It was in 1993 that LTTE killed Sri Lanka’s President, while in 1991 LTTE killed Rajiv Gandhi India’s former Prime Minister. He is well aware that it was only after many peace talks, negotiations and cease fires that the military option was pursued in 2006 after Sri Lanka suffered LTTE terrorism since 1983.

 Frances Harrison “”…” is a former BBC correspondent and the author of “Still Counting the Dead”. She left Sri Lanka in 2004 and bases her allegations on 10 persons living in UK with links to LTTE (one of whom is Murugan, a LTTE sea tiger who fled to France). Her civilian death estimates are far-fetched given there are only 2.4million Tamils in Sri Lanka of which 1million now reside overseas. If anyone pays enough attention one can see how Frances Harrison gets kudos from pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora groups attempting to revive the LTTE from their overseas centres.

 Dr. Sam Pari “”…”the colleague of Bruce Haigh, Dr. Sam Pari needs to be highlighted given that she is a proven LTTE cadre (her identity card is attached) /  

Dr. Sam is none other than Dr. Parimala Nathan Sampavi alias Sham is the main fund collector of the Australian based LTTE rump group Tamil Youth Organization (TYO). The link gives details of the form signed by Dr. Sam giving consent to work for the LTTE terrorists and agreeing to raise funds to this terrorist outfit through the Tamil Youth Organization. She is currently National Spokesperson for Australian Tamil Congress “”…” we ask what type of balanced discussion Dr. Sam proposes to provide!

 Gordon Weiss “”…” was the UN Spokesman in Sri Lanka and placed the civilian deaths at approximately 7000 and that figure was soon expanded to 40,000 to release his book The Cage. At his book launch in 2011 he changed the figure to 10,000 when questioned about the 40,000 figure in the brochure. Weiss disowned responsibility and passed the blame to Deakin University which produced the brochure. This denial of the 40,000 at the launch in Australia clearly exposes the inflated figures of civilian deaths being used against Sri Lanka.

 The Human Rights Law Center can go ahead with the discussion but its organizers and Board of Directors need to know that they have become gullible to the smear campaigns used by these pro-LTTE groups to tarnish a democratic Government and its Armed Forces because thirty years of terrorism in Sri Lanka provided a very lucrative means of raising funds involving a plethora of illegal activities that have made a lot of people rich and can continue so long as these groups can keep alive the possibility of resurrecting the LTTE in Sri Lanka “”…” therefore there is likely to be no end to the propaganda unless international organizations refuse to be party to such activity.

 We hope the Human Rights Law Center will learn from this present event.

 Shenali Waduge


Sri Lanka



23 Responses to “Human Rights Law Center/Australia – Your Panel are all Pro-LTTE supporters”

  1. Independent Says:

    Frances Harrison had illegitimate affair with LTTE leaders.
    She went deep into jungles time time to get medicine for her decease.

  2. S de Silva Says:

    Well done Shenali – this is another “LTTE Kangaroo Court”. Any ‘Court’ to be credible has to go into the financial sponsors in the West of the LTTE terrorists, the LTTE crimes against humanity and the LTTE activities of over 30 years and not confine itself to the sham of looking into the final few months of a civil war- S de Silva – London

  3. gdesilva Says:

    I bet the HRLC have done their homework and background checks prior to inviting the panelists….HRLC will do what its paymasters, aka Tamil Tigers, tell them to do. It would be more interesting to find out the who funds and sponsors HRLC in the first place – then the reason for picking these four clowns as ‘panelists’ will become obvious.

  4. Senevirath Says:

    IF DUTCH AND BRITISH CAN GIVE THEM “thesavalamai”—————- ey hathvalame apita beri thava thesavalamayak denda ape evunta.

  5. Sarath W Says:

    It seems that all those who are in the LTTE payroll are getting desperate now because the commonwealth governments heads of states conference is due soon. Their aim is to prevent it happening in Sri Lanka because all those delegates will see the real ground situation in the North and the East.When they see the Tamils are living happily now they know their lies will be exposed.Australia’s deputy opposition leader’s findings and the recent visit of US congressman must be a big worry for them.

  6. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Subramanian Swamy (Swamy39) tweets: What does the acronym LTTE nowadays stand for? Lost Tamils Turned Eleegal. Eleegal in Tamil means Rats

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    German parliament REJECTS a motion on getting UNHRC to BS on SL!

    Well done.

  8. aravinda Says:

    On 19th May 2009, Sri Lanka became a truly independent nation. The division of Sri Lanka was to pave the way to disembowelment of India. Ungrateful and stupid Indians are unable to realize that ultimate prize was to disintegrate India. Americans are now fostering separatism in Tamil Nadu. I feel terrorist bases will soon shift to Tamil Nadu.

    Those who wish ill to Sri Lanka are lamenting the demise of LTTE. Psychos feel better seeing suffering of others. These baboons will manufacture evidence of human right abuses, but reigniting terrorism in Sri Lanka will be very hard. BUT ALL SRI LANKANS SHOULD BE VIGILANT. As someone said before, VIGILENCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY.

  9. Ben Silva Says:

    I would agree with aravinda. We need to be vigilant or we will not have a homeland. I hope it is already not too late. We need to be able to identify external and internal threats, have a mind set and desires for self preservation and win rather than believe in Indian BS and give up desires and aim fore extinction. If we give up desires and aim for extinction, we will automatically go there. We are nearly at the edge. We have to stop falling off the cliff. Time to be vigilant and wake up.

  10. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    ben – we wiped the tiger sakks – we will wipe out the wahaabi sakks too. do not worry my dear friend. we have to blame the sl govts. for their complacency and western thinking and enlightenment of human rights bull shit.

    generally speaking we expats hate anglo saxon ungulates, unclean indians, tiger sakks and wahaabi sakks. these are the people who have been hitting us sinhalese hard and attempting to divide our heladeepa.

    this is not a fight against tamils and muslims but tigers and wahaabis internally and the anglo and his backside licking filthy indian externally.

    in your case all you have to do is to wipe out your version of buddhism from your grey matter(like american buddhism, ben buddhism) and write some sense. there is only one buddhism. we killed tigers being buddhists and still believed in nirvana. we will kill wahhaabis being buddhists when the right time arise.

    if you ben reject nirvana you have to reject buddhism too as its the crux of buddhist teaching while others go to heaven. (and jain version of nirvana something to be investigated). nirvana is not a myth and you seem to believe only that can be proved in a laboratory and a follower of this narrow yard stick of what we call science we use to observe the phenomena in this world. you are a trully ‘conditioned’ person with western thinking. science is based on conditioned phenomena and buddhism’s goal is an unconditioned one. i hope you have the capacity to understand what i state here. you need desire even to enter the path and reach nibbana. you just can’t give up desire, but that particular desire is a noble one.

    if buddha and his followers and even hindu yogis rose up to air with their jhana powers(irdhi) your science of gravity will be nullified. gravity may have been proved but it can be nullified by mind power. irdhi powers cannot be proved in a laboratory and if one demonstrates now this power (i heard a burmese monk can) all hell will break lose. in your spare time try samatha bhavana. you will observe things which you cannot explain in science. but in your thinking even irdhi bala or nirvana is still a myth like your constant bs of silk root crap. sorry to be a bit harsh. everyone sees your point, but don’t think desire to enter nirvana has anything to do with being docile and impotent. that’s bull shit. and only just a mere fraction probably of a population will enter nibbana. the rest will fight here and out there.

  11. Wickrama Says:

    Sunil, talking about gravity power and irdhi, what about those “levitation tricks” quite common in magic shows? Do you think these magicians or their “subjects” have done “samatha bhavana” or whatever, and have gained “jhana powers”?

    Why dont YOU ” in your spare time try samatha bhavana” YOUSELF and “observe things which you cannot explain in science.” and give us proof for what you say rather than talking about a distant Burmese monk that you have “heard” of?

    GRAVITY cannot be nullified by “mind power” ( whatever you mean by “mind power”) Keep that in “YOUR MIND”.

    If “buddhism’s goal is an unconditioned one” then why do people meditate to “condition” their mind?

    We killed tigers not as Buddhists, but as HUMANS needing self preservation. If we were TRUE buddhists, we would not have killed anybody, even in self defence!

  12. Amarasiri Says:

    Sunil Vijayapala Says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 4:20 am

    “f buddha and his followers and even hindu yogis rose up to air with their jhana powers(irdhi) your science of gravity will be nullified. gravity may have been proved but it can be nullified by mind power. irdhi powers cannot be proved in a laboratory and if one demonstrates now this power (i heard a burmese monk can) all hell will break lose. in your spare time try samatha bhavana. you will observe things which you cannot explain in science.”

    “Wickrama Says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 8:37 am

    GRAVITY cannot be nullified by “mind power” ( whatever you mean by “mind power”) Keep that in “YOUR MIND”.

    If “buddhism’s goal is an unconditioned one” then why do people meditate to “condition” their mind?

    We killed tigers not as Buddhists, but as HUMANS needing self preservation. If we were TRUE buddhists, we would not have killed anybody, even in self defence!


    Q1. What is Buddhism? Read!

    Is Buddhism a Religion?

    To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or ‘way of life’. It is a philosophy because philosophy ‘means love of wisdom’ and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:

    (1) to lead a moral life,
    (2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
    (3) to develop wisdom and understanding.

    Q2. Is Buddhism Scientific?

    Science is knowledge which can be made into a system, which depends upon seeing and testing facts and stating general natural laws. The core of Buddhism fit into this definition, because the Four Noble truths (see below) can be tested and proven by anyone in fact the Buddha himself asked his followers to test the teaching rather than accept his word as true. Buddhism depends more on understanding than faith.

    • What did the Buddha Teach?

    The Buddha taught many things, but the basic concepts in Buddhism can be summed up by the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

    • What is the First Noble Truth?

    The first truth is that life is suffering i.e., life includes pain, getting old, disease, and ultimately death. We also endure psychological suffering like loneliness frustration, fear, embarrassment, disappointment and anger. This is an irrefutable fact that cannot be denied. It is realistic rather than pessimistic because pessimism is expecting things to be bad. lnstead, Buddhism explains how suffering can be avoided and how we can be truly happy.

    Apart from the deviations of Buddhism as Practiced by the Sinhala, the Sinhala nationalism is mixed up with Buddhism, and one cannot tell one from the other. So BOTH Sinhalas and Buddhists are brought to Disrepute.

    The same thing has happened to Tamils with LTTE Terrorism. Difficult to tell a Tamil from a LTTE Terrorist.
    Both Sinhalas and Tamils are still hung up in the past, instead of thinking like Sri Lankans. We have monks running rampant, not following the Vinya, raping, doing politics, hating people, and in 1959 even killed a Prime Minister before the separatist war.

    Now to Science: Q. What is the Scientific Method?

    The scientific method (or simply scientific method) is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.[1] To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.[2] The Oxford English Dictionary defines the scientific method as: “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.”[3]
    The chief characteristic which distinguishes the scientific method from other methods of acquiring knowledge is that scientists seek to let reality speak for itself, supporting a theory when a theory’s predictions are confirmed and challenging a theory when its predictions prove false. Although procedures vary from one field of inquiry to another, identifiable features distinguish scientific inquiry from other methods of obtaining knowledge. Scientific researchers propose hypotheses as explanations of phenomena, and design experimental studies to test these hypotheses via predictions which can be derived from them. These steps must be repeatable, to guard against mistake or confusion in any particular experimenter. Theories that encompass wider domains of inquiry may bind many independently derived hypotheses together in a coherent, supportive structure. Theories, in turn, may help form new hypotheses or place groups of hypotheses into context.

  13. Voice123 Says:

    Where are the pro-Sri Lanka or Sinhalese versions of Sam Pari and Gordon Weiss? Are they sleeping or do they not exist? No use preaching on lankaweb only. The public in the whole world needs to know the truth otherwise we will all be dead and only the LTTE lies will prevail and be accepted as the “truth”. Shenali? Lorenzo, etc. where is OUR panel? Anyone like to step up?

  14. Marco Says:

    Why did you not step up?
    I’m sure you are well qualified “Indian Way” to step up

  15. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    wickrama – levitation tricks are tricks – i need not elaborate on that – how they do it sometime ago a disgruntled magician showed the whole world and their disappearance tricks too – i wonder whether you saw them. i can assure you that they have not even heard of samatha bhavana let alone irdhi powers.

    the consequence of samatha bhavana (i do this mechanically – no spiritual approach at all) will vary from one person to another – one would experience an extra sensory perception of a nimtta or sign – which again vary from one person to another. if i say i saw this and when you try if you don’t see it you may say that i am lying – simple.

    mind is the most powerful thing in this world and it can defy not only gravity but all science. keep ‘that’ in your mind. i go by buddhist dhamma, suttras etc. many suttras esp. brahmajaala suttra, samannapala suttra points to powers of mind – when ajaasatta questioned thathagata ‘on fruits of recluse-ship that is similarly visible and now? Thathagata explained i quote a part of this long suttra translated by bhikku bodhi page 45 ‘he appears and vanishes…he goes unimpeded through walls, ramparts and mountains as if through space….. sitting cross legged he travels through space like a winged bird’ if i don’t believe this i don’t believe the whole of buddha dhamma.
    ‘(i heard a burmese monk can’ this is just i heard and i did not see so i cannot prove – we can write about what we hear – can’t we?) even in a court of law circumstantial evidence is taken for granted without a video or audio.

    i truly believe thathagata’s word the dhamma ‘more than science’ as day by day even most theories and postulations have been disproved in recent years. people only believe when a phenomena is measured in the laboratory which is called an experiment in science. maybe your belief in science is very strong and maybe i have hurt your conscience. buddhism is based on personal observation called empirical observation and not an observation or measure in a laboratory – even measurements are subject to constraints and phenomena change constantly as they are being measured. so we depend on instruments which undergo changes while the experiment is being conducted!.

    people meditate to uncondition themselves from belief of god, dogmas, self etc. quite the opposite my dear wickrama – probably your line of thinking hints that you may be not a buddhist.

    we killed tigers ‘being’ buddhists as we sinhala buddhists are there to protect theravada buddhism – if dutugamunu didn’t shed aside buddhism temporarily (like some monks did so who disrobed before they went to war with south indians) you (if you are a sinhala man) would have ended up as a fish in the southern sea.

    only one statement you have made above make sense ‘ If we were TRUE buddhists, we would not have killed anybody, even in self defence!’ but in that case like ben rightly observes, we would not have a heladeepa with buddhist values, this would have being either a hindu or muslim country. it was some luck the moghuls didn’t invade lanka.

  16. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    i saw the all army platoons who congregated around the sri maha bodhi in 2008 with flags etc. before they went on the onslaught of tigers.

  17. Nanda Says:

    Sunil Ayya finally answering to BS from BS.
    More you answer a FOOL more he becomes elated and hence retarded.

  18. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    oh! nanda you are a naughty boy.

  19. Nanda Says:

    Sunil Ayya. I am not a “naughty boy”. I have recently joined a Uni in Thailand.
    People here have no threat from Wahabis, except near the malaysia border I heard some problems.
    They respect Buddhist values here very well. They are good example of a surviving Buddhist nation, never colonised by anyone.

  20. Wickrama Says:

    Levitation tricks. Of course they are tricks. How do we know? We see they being done (without complete freedom to inspect/examine), but our intelligence (scientific, not religious!) say that it is not possible! However, if there is some religion saying that these “tricks” are actually due to “power of god/mind/anything else”, then those devotees will believe so, until and unless they acquire enough (scientific) intelligence. So clearly these reported/”heard” incidents of “jhana” levitations have to be properly observed, scrutinised, and analysed rather than simply accepted.

    True, science cannot explain lots of things (as yet), but it is improving day by day! Just imagine 1000s of years ago, lots of natural phenomena that people thought/believed that were due to gods, are being simply explained correctly by science. Remember there was a time when people believed that earth was flat, and in the centre of universe and the sun was going around it. It took a long time for the Christians to accept that?

    According to Buddhist literature, the story is that Lord Buddha considered the right time to come to the world was then (2600 years ago) so that there were intelligent people to understand his preaching. Looks like he got it wrong! He should have been born (possibly) just 100 years ago when science began to improve rapidly, and there were lots of intelligent people all over the world who could have understood – Lord Buddha being able to explain Buddhism much more “scientifically” than to those few in primitive India. He also could have travelled to all parts of the world easily due to his “jhana” powers !

    What you “see” with your eyes could be either due to an image of a physical object formed in your retina and conveyed to your brain OR, another form of “image” produced by your brain due to known(dreams, drug hallucinations) or unknown reasons, WITHOUT a corresponding physical object. Of course the second type cannot be verified easily or at all.

    You are wrong to say that “…in a court of law circumstantial evidence is taken for granted…” – Absolutely wrong ! Circumstantial evidence just like (or even more than) other evidence, is almost always questioned/scrutinised/challenged/verified before being accepted or REJECTED! Whatever the suttas and other writings in Buddhism need to be examined due to the fact that, for a long time after Lord Buddha has spoken, the words were propagated just by mouth to mouth, and even later you have no guarantee that the written works are without any alterations/additions/omissions/bias/translation errors etc. We have a difficult task of separating folklore from what Lord Buddha had actually said. Just for example take Jathaka stories. Isn’t it strange that almost all of them refer to the period of king “Brahmadatta” of “Baranesnuwara” . Another story is the myth that Siddhartha when he was a baby did a levitation trick ! Obviously he could not have gained any “jhana” at that age?

    My “belief” in science , (well I do not want to say it as a “belief” – I do not want to blindly believe in anything – I call it “knowledge/understanding”) is strong, but not VERY !
    You have NOT hurt my conscience. Not at all. I very well realise that there are differences among people’s opinions/understandings. I am a Sinhala Buddhist by birth all right, but I have difficulties in understanding certain aspects of Buddhism. I have serious and valid questions for which I have not found answers so far. I cannot pose those questions here because our Christian or Muslim friends could use them to ridicule Buddhism. If you are willing to answer (or at least try to answer) you could leave your email address ( or a newly created one for this purpose) here.

  21. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    wick – whenever i meet buddhists i ask them ‘please ask me any question on buddhism where you never got a reasonable answer to your question from a buddhist monk’ i might be able to answer all you questions except nibbana and origin or universe. here’s my new email address – and most of buddhism i have covered in my website – i will send you that address if you write to me. one of the greatest blunders monks and people in responsible positions make (some do appaer on tv) is the erroneous thinking of consciousness continuity in samsaara – i have addressed this issue many times. and if you like i will explain to you in my reply to you through email.
    another pathetic situation is the erroneous translations made by past western monks and continued by the followers or students of these monks. e.g. samatha bhavanaa has being translated as Concentration which is absolutely wrong! it should be translated as serenity meditation and vipassanaa bhaavanaa as Insight Meditation. we need to be careful with this stupid, inconsistent language english – it has no equivalent words for some terms in buddhism – one foolish western monk had translated nibbaaner as gnosis.
    another thing i attempt many a time to convince people that buddhism is no religion or a philosophy – it has no traits of a philosophy as syllogism, rationalism etc. it’s doctrine is base on empirical observations and has nothing to do with rational ‘thinking’ as most western philosophers have done – it is best defined as noble truth and that’s it!

  22. Wickrama Says:

    email on the way!

  23. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Reading the names of the panelists who are notorious for spreading fabricated stories against SriLanka, I thought it is a part of the rogues gallery, rather than eminent persons, the conveners are trying to project them to be.

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