“Excellent Speech” Fr Vimal Thirimanne at – Geneva & You
Posted on October 6th, 2016

All those Catholics who think UNP is part of the religion must listen to this

8 Responses to ““Excellent Speech” Fr Vimal Thirimanne at – Geneva & You”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:






  2. nilwala Says:

    Father Tirimanna…thank you for your passionate arguments against the injustice of the International Community (“so-called”) to interfere in the rights of a sovereign country like Sri Lanka to protect its peoples of all races against the terror inflicted for decades through roadside bombs and assassinations by the LTTE, especially when accepted by those very countries as a group to be classified as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and still remains so.

    Your position has been consistent in your writings and has been a ray of hope that the Catholic Church is not given to expressing support for the LTTE with one voice, and that there are those who see the Truth from another perspective than those who express condemnation of Sri Lanka, with harsh accusations of “genocide” and “war crimes”. Peace was finally brought into this land that has known only repeated cycles of blood and tears to ordinary people on both sides, for so long as Terrorism had been allowed to reign…and the nation has the chance to work as one for the development and upliftment of all.

    But the brain-washing of the Tamil community’s youth has resulted in a sickness that will take long to undo. The solution sought by the UNHRC will only cause further polarization and divide the communities, and will be a long way from the “Reconciliation” that the Resolution is expected to bring, especially when the Minority groups live and work alongside the Majority in the South.
    Sri Lanka is NOT South Africa, and a different approach is critical to the survival of this ancient and tolerant civilization that has been forced into prolonged confrontation with the modern problems of diversity within a small island space. These same Minorities have to learn to accept, just as they do elsewhere on Planet Earth, that sharing with a dominant Majority will mean their own survival and acceptance into the unified community with a rebuilding of Trust that would be beneficial to all. And also realize that their “external Allies” are only looking after “their own self interests”, as has been often stated about the US as well as the UK, by their own national leaders.
    I am a Southern Buddhist who looks forward to more from you, Father Vimal, since you can share your message with the Western world with sincerity, connectedness and conviction, and they JUST MIGHT listen. Thank you!

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    Fr Vimal Thirimanne – Father you are the Father (Christian Prist) ?

  4. SA Kumar Says:

    when ever you speck why your mouth going all over ? speck normal man .

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    SA K Now I don’t expect that from you. Learn to respect the CLERGY, whatever denomination. Please.

  6. Kumari Says:

    Thank you Father Thirimanne. Glad to know that a non Buddhist clergy too is sharing our views. You said it very clearly and coming from you is more acceptable to a wider audience.

    Dear Editor, can you please publish Father Thirimanne’s full article for the benefit of your readers?

  7. plumblossom Says:

    The LTTE massacred over 35,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members and Civil Defense Force members over 6000-7000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians, 1,253 Indian Peacekeeping Forces (IPKF) members, over 2,000 Tamil Armed Group members who supported the Government of Sri Lanka and who were against the LTTE, around 3,000 Tamil civilians and all this add upto 47,000. Around 35,000 LTTE terrorists are estimated to have perished too. In all around 84,000 in total have perished on both sides in the war.

    As you can see it is the brutal LTTE terrorists who massacred over 47,000 mainly Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members, Civil Defense Force members in over 26 years of war. Over 23,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are today both temporarily and permanently disabled due to the war. Over 13,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are permanently disabled due to the war. Over 156,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members have been injured due to the war. Over 6,000-7,000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians have been massacred by the LTTE terrorists in the war of over 26 years.

    The LTTE terrorist group also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala and Muslim population of the Northern Province, of over 65,000 Sinhala people and over 75,000 Muslim people of the Northern Province in the 1980s and the 1990s. The LTTE also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala population of the Batticaloa District in the East of over 25,000 Sinhala people.

    Today, the Sinhala people and their descendants of over 135,000 are yet to be resettled in the North and in the Batticaloa District and Muslims of over 115,000 are yet to be resettled in the North. Uptil 2012, of the above number, around 32,000 Sinhala people and around 32,000 Muslims has been resettled in the North.

    The LTTE terrorist group recruited over 20,000 child soldiers, all Tamil youth, as attested by UNICEF itself which stated in 2007 that perhaps the LTTE has recruited over 20,000 young persons under the age of 18 years into its cadre between 1983-2007 inclusive.

    The LTTE was notorious for its horrific terror tactics such as large scale bomb attacks and the use of suicide bombers in carrying out hundreds of attacks against mainly Sinhala civilians and the country’s leadership, horrific attacks against Sinhala civilians using IED devices, claymore mines and bombs, the massacre of Sinhala villagers in their villages in the North Central, Eastern, Northern and North Western Provinces, the coerced recruitment or abduction of Tamil youth and children for recruitment as child soldiers, forced money collection from Tamils with threats to life in case of non-compliance, attacks on Sri Lanka’s economic infrastructure such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Sri Lanka’s the then only international airport, oil storage facilities, hotels, planes, buses, trains etc. ethnic cleansing of Sinhalese and Muslims from the North and East of Sri Lanka, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the systematic assassination of over 120 noteworthy Sri Lankan politicians, civil servants, senior military and police officers, prelates, activists, academics, journalists and other professionals who were assassinated by the LTTE who were but a few of the hundreds of assassinations carried out by the LTTE, including the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    The number of talks in the video series “Geneva & You” give a clear picture of what happened in Sri Lanka’s so called ethnic conflict.

    We thank Fr Thirimanne for his excellent presentation.

    These videos must be presented to the UN authorities, and every foreign Embassy and High Commission plus the NGOs. If the govt does not do that, then private organisations/individuals/groups must do so.

    It would be good if these videos are presented in Sinhala & Tamil languages too.

    We would like to add that : What happened in Lanka was that, for the first time, low caste Tamil folk in Lanka were made to feel important and gained some acceptance by the higher Caste Tamil people in Lanka & India.

    The Main Problem of the Tamils of Lanka is the 3,000 yr old Caste Problem coming from Tamil Nadu (INDIA). Outside Others have exploited this problem to create a situation of ‘divide & rule’ in Lanka.

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