TNA FROM SUN GOD TO SUN MASTER – Tasked to collect fabricated “eye witness” reports on alleged victims of the conflict
Posted on November 5th, 2014

SL will do everything to protect its national interest

There is evidence indicating a nexus between prominent personalities of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master who had tasked Sinnathambi Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre to obtain signatures of those affected by the conflict, on blank forms, on the assurance that this was for obtaining monetary compensation from the UN, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris said. Further, he said that there are moves by Sun Master to seek asylum abroad.

The TNA was earlier widely known as the quisling of Velupillai Prabhakaran, known as the Sun-God by loyalists, and the terrorist LTTE.

He (Krishnarasa) had also received instructions from Sun Master to collect death certificates and National Identity Card details of persons who had lost their lives during the last phase of the conflict and personal data of war widows and photographs of disabled persons. Minister Peiris explained that Krishnarasa had revealed that the forms with signatures were to be completed with fabricated eye witness” reports to be submitted to the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL). Minister Peiris, was meeting the Heads of Mission and Representatives of the main proponents of the Investigation on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the High Commissioner of Australia. The Deputy Country Director of the UNDP also participated representing the UN system.

Minister Peiris explained that the impression created by the OHCHR by indicating that information provided to it is confidential is that the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) will make arrangements to only interact with persons of their choosing which will provide them access to information of the nature that they wish to receive.

the investigation determines the nature of the information they wish to receive, for a specific outcome. Prof. Peiris stressed that this flawed procedure infringes on the basic norms of justice and fair play. He said that though Sri Lanka has rejected the UNHRC Resolution establishing an international investigation, it was only reasonable for the international community to expect, as the minimum requirement, that the investigation would follow certain fundamental principles relating to objectivity and fairness.

Minister Prof. Peiris observed, that the Government of Sri Lanka will do everything in its power to protect the national interest in this situation.

He observed that the revelations made by Krishnarasa point to several others having been employed and tasked with the collection of similar information to be presented to the OISL, particularly as Krishnarasa was in possession of a diary containing details of 400 persons who were missing, had died or been injured.

Investigations in this connection are continuing. The minister observed that although the TNA, in a statement, has denied that Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master is a TNA official, his prominent role in the activities of that political party is apparent from evidence including photographs taken at public functions and on other public occasions.

There is, moreover, clear evidence of a very large number of telephone communications between Krishnarasa and Sun Master during the last two months. These conversations have taken place on an almost daily basis; Sun Master telephoned Krishnarasa even while the latter was being interrogated.

The discoveries that resulted from Krishnarasa’s arrest, the minister emphasised, reveal the manner in which interested parties are manipulating the OHCHR Investigation to deceive those affected by the conflict through luring them with false promises of compensation, and by taking advantage of their suffering to present distorted evidence to the OISL.

Minister Peiris elaborated on a series of concerns pertaining to the questionable process of the OISL and matters relating to its integrity and transparency. He stated that on August 1, 2014, the OISL had made a formal public announcement, including on its website, that submissions by individuals, organisations and governments must be made by midnight Geneva time on 30th October 2014 and had given explicit reasons for the imposition of such a deadline.

However, to his surprise, on November 2, 2014, the OHCHR spokesperson, in response to a question raised by a Sri Lankan newspaper, had stated that while officially, the deadline for submissions was October 30, which will not be extended, since they are aware that some material may take time to arrive, late submissions would not necessarily be refused. He commented that it is interesting to note that such a position was revealed unofficially soon after the request from Ananthi Sasitharan, a member of the Northern Provincial Council, addressed to the three experts of the OISL, for an extension of the period for submissions. While stating that it is perfectly acceptable to extend a deadline openly, to do so in a clandestine manner, so as to benefit selectively a group of persons expressing a particular point of view, the Minister stressed, is unacceptable and expressed shock at the unprofessional conduct demonstrated by these developments.

Minister Peiris further explained that although the Program Budget Implications of the Resolution 25/1 make provision for staff of the OISL to travel to Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America to access alleged victims and witnesses living outside the country, the OISL has not revealed details of dates and venues where such hearings are to take place.

The minister disclosed that the OHCHR has indicated that such information is confidential and regretted that this process is shrouded in impenetrable secrecy. The failure to share such information makes it evident that the investigation is not freely accessible to the public,” he said.

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4 Responses to “TNA FROM SUN GOD TO SUN MASTER – Tasked to collect fabricated “eye witness” reports on alleged victims of the conflict”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    So what is the government DOING about the NEW LTTE THREAT (TNA)?

    Lamenting this and begging for sympathy don’t work. TNA must be handled the same way the LTTE was handled. The nation awaits.

  2. callistus Says:

    But TNA is not a fighting force to treat the same way. Stupid.

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    But TNA is not a fighting force to treat the same way. Stupid.- Who is stupid ???

  4. Amarasiri Says:

    LTTE Terrorism, Insurgency , Resistance and state Terrorism.

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    Published on May 2, 2013
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