UN overlooked 65,000 disappearances in South during 1987-1990: Prof. Samaranarake –
Posted on December 26th, 2016

By Shanika Sriyananada Courtesy FT.com

The UN, which has estimated that over 40,000 civilians have disappeared during the war in the north, has overlooked the over 65,00 disappearances which occurred in the South during the JVP insurrections from 1986 to 1990, according to former Chairman of the University Grants Commission and Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the Philippines Prof. Gamini Samaranayake.

Why was there was no concern from the UN about the disappearances in the south? We shouldn’t allow this injustice to be continued and we must create a dialogue to bring these hidden issues to the limelight,” he said at the book launch on the JVP’s second insurgency on Tuesday.

It was revealed that although it was estimated that 41,813 people were killed and reported missing during the JVP second insurgency, reports from human rights organisations have claimed that 67,652 people were disappeared or killed. Of the total, 6661 were killed by JVP insurgents and 1,222 were killed by the PRRA (People’s Revolutionary Red Army). The rest were killed by Government security forces and 13 vigilante groups directly or indirectly linked to security forces.

In this book it says over 65,000 have disappeared but I think more people have died or disappeared than this figure”, he said.

Prof. Samaranayake said that in the recently released memoir ‘Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy’ by India’s former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, it said that 80,000 to 100,000 civilians have died during the war in Sri Lanka.

But he is mum on how many civilians have died in Kashmir. They don’t talk about human rights violations in Kashmir and Amnesty International is not allowed to enter Kashmir. But their concern is still about the north,” he claimed.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. Samaranayake said that Sri Lanka has suffered two long term conflicts and future long term conflicts could be prevented only through economic development and improving the standard of education.

The 880 page book, ‘JVP’s second Insurgency’ is authored by the senior journalist Dharman Wickremaratne, who closely associated with people who experienced the insurgency and also reported the incidents as a newspaper editorial staffer.

The book deals with the dark period which ended 27 years ago and is based on research done by Wickremaratne with over 376 people who were involved in the JVP insurgency.

Among the contents are facts on JVP leaders and activists, the JVP’s role after its proscription in 1983, the events before and after the Indo-Lanka Accord, paramilitary groups and persons involved with them, trends of the Left movement in the 1980s, the SLFP, JVP attacks on the traditional Left, students’ struggles in schools, activities in the universities, academics and student leaders, military operations and other actions by insurgents and members of the clergy, lawyers, media personnel, artists and others who were killed during the reign of terror. – See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/587066/UN-overlooked-65-000-disappearances-in-South-during-1987-1990–Prof–Samaranarake#sthash.jDifD8NS.dpuf


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4 Responses to “UN overlooked 65,000 disappearances in South during 1987-1990: Prof. Samaranarake –”

  1. S.Gonsal Says:

    JVP is fully responsible for this dissaster despite the fact that its proscription in 1983 allowed it to justify this. Until the original faces and names are dropped current mob will be foolish to think they will win votes, despite their ‘good action’ and ‘bad action’ of two main ‘Hora’ parties.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Jaathiya vinashakarana party’s crime in the eyes of catholic-run UNPatriotic party was being Buddhists. UNPatriotics
    saw this as an opportunity to cull Sinhalese population. A simple glance at the police top brass at the time is enough to see their
    murderous agenda. Ernest perera, ronnie gunasinha, merryl gunarathna, dougle peiris etc. etc. UNPatriotics knew
    they going to be camouflaged by the Sri Lankan newspapers etc. since they were also run UNPatriotic henchmen.
    So the Sinhala modayas were duped and 60,000+ Sinhalese were massacred.

    Even the Sinhala
    modayas with a bit of brain, were reluctant to blame the UNPatriotics since they had algugosu (to Sinhalese only) thambi mudiyanelage
    jr@, alugosu (to Sinhalese only) lk r@ porisada and the traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist Batalande
    Wadakaya pol pot r@nil wickramaSinhalakiller. But what the Sinhala modayas didn’t know was the UNPatriotics take
    orders from the catholic west which want Sri Lanka to be a catholic country.

    Fortunately for the UNPatriotics, there are still a lot of Sinhala modayas who don’t understand the brutality towards
    the Sinhalese. 60,000+ victims were mainly Buddhists. So the catholic controlled UNHCR not going to shed a single
    tear for the Sinhalese. They will actually be more pleased that the UNPatriotics culled a sizable portion of the Sinhalese

  3. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Catholic tigers of tamil drealam were given half the country on a plate by traitor chief die hard catholic token
    Buddhist Batalande Wadakaya pol pot r@nil wickramaSinhalakiller. Eyes were gorged from the jvp victims while alive by the UNPatriotic party (read Batalande report) catholic police. Sri Maha Bodhi massacre, Dalada Maligawa massacre
    Aranthalawa Buddhist monks massacre, still catholic run UNPatriotic party didn’t want to take drastic action.

    Even their
    defence sec, asstin fdo, went to see his catholic buddy tamil sellan with apples and grapes. Archbishhop two three of
    south africa was shouting from roof tops for the catholic tigers, sister jayalalitha was crying for her catholic buddy
    hitler mala paharan. Staunchly catholic countries norway, us, uk, germany, canada, australia, italy, brasil, etc. etc.
    were die hard supporters of the catholic tigers. Sinhala modayas still wondering why? Is it any wonder, Buddhist
    jvp burnt in tyres under the catholic-run UNPatriotic party. Sinhala modays don’t worry. Traitor chief die hard
    catholic token Buddhist Batalande Wadakaya pol pot r@nil going to have another go at breaking up the country
    with his new constitution. Traitor puppet impotent maru sira is looking on helplessly. Batalande Wadakaya going
    to achieve his life time’s ambition of breaking up Sri Lanka to please his ardent supporters tamils, mussies, catholics
    and the catholic west soon. Please click on at least one link to see the catholic run UNPatriotic party’s anti Sinhalese,
    anti Buddhist, anti Sri Lankan activities.You can’t see these things in so called Buddhist Sri Lanka’s newspapers.
    Buddhist Sri Lanka? Of course, on paper.







  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Sincere thanks to all contributors to find solutions to the problems in Lanka.


    Never let civil wars happen again !
    The rural Sinhala/Buddhists have lost lives and suffered the worst in these conflicts – and Lanka is their own country !

    Must Do items for citizens of Lanka :

    * First, make sure that the New Constitution never comes in. It is not necessary. Amendments to the existing Constitution is sufficent.
    * Through an Amendment, remove the ILLEGAL 13-A.
    * Activate the 6-A.
    * Through an Amendment, make Federalism illegal.
    * Deport all ILLEGAL MIGRANTS.

    In the end, all citzens of Lanka will gain from such moves.

    It is far kinder to give FREE birth control material to all adults requesting such material.
    The Man : Land ratio must be maintained.

    Sri Lanka is a small island, 25,000 sq miles in size.

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