Probe on Pesalai church attack - Acting on local and international reports

  • 23 Jun 2006 22:08:00 GMT

    This is a very welcome development. Human rights unit to the security forces is also a very good idea.

    The biggest weapon the LTTE has got is `killing of civilians` by the govt.

    Hence the govt. must use every available facility to probe these killings even with international input.

    If the govt. soldies/units are responsible the govt. should punish them publically just like the USA has punished its soldiers. There is no point having utmost restraint when LTTE kill soldiers but then to get castigated on civilian killings which have been done by others. They should not just say that they will investigate and forget after that. The issues like the killings of Trinco tamil students shoud be brought to justice. Govt. should take the moral high ground and should not fall to the inhumane level of the LTTE.

    If they are not responsible , they should name the party responsible giving solid evidence. They should not turn a blind eye to any paramilitary killings and when ever possible must bring them to justice.

    We all know many killings are done by the LTTE ( political opponents/ people who have resisted or criticised them, tamils who have refused to join them etc etc ) but they conveniently put the blame on the govt. knowing that it will not be investigated and then capitalise internationally. The only way to avoid this is to have full investigations even with international support to shame LTTE once and for all!

  • 23 Jun 2006 22:22:19 GMT

    Press sensorship is coming, so to this forum

  • 23 Jun 2006 22:54:50 GMT

    Words have no meaning if you do not have the will or ability to act.

  • 23 Jun 2006 23:11:18 GMT

    I cannot see the wisdom of having those who represent the accusers be on this so called independent committee.

    Ever so `high level` the so called committee is the members are members of the armed forces who are accused of the crimes. In addition the govt. has already gone on its usual spree of denials and refutations ( a joke by now) and the head goon MR appoints a high level committee of the very accusers the govt. has been trying to protect!

  • 23 Jun 2006 23:25:59 GMT

    I don`t think anybody other than a few Sinhala Buddhists have confidence in MR`s committees.

    This is not the first time a church has been attacked but this is the first time the bishop has spoken out in writing to the Vatican.

    I hope Sri-Lanka does not make the same mistake twice. JR laughed at the peace loving Tamils as he considered them a non factor and was too sure that he could handle the LTTE. What happened is history.

    MR better understand that Poland did not fall because of US but the Vatican.

  • 23 Jun 2006 23:43:26 GMT

    [President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a top level military committee to probe charges relating to last Saturday`s attack on a church in Pesalai.]

    LOL.. The military does the killing, most likely with Rajapaksa`s approval, and then they investigate themselves??

    Why don`t we just let all the theifs, rapists and murderers `investigate` themselves and judge themselves??

    Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government are adding insult to injury through these acts!

  • 24 Jun 2006 00:36:24 GMT

    I think we should wait and see what is the outcome of it!! Let us not pass judgment now. MR knows this can be a serious issue.

    We should talk about the possible outcomes!

    1) Investigation completed not published

    2) Investigated takes a very long time due to witnesses not prepared to speak.

    3) Investigated points to LTTE was responsible for the killing

    4) Investigation Team is changed half way through their job.

    5) Investigation completed and SL Army was responsible

    Arrest Two innocent guys say they were the culprits who acted on their own and bring them to Justice.

    Anyone like to add to this! Lolz

  • 24 Jun 2006 00:56:22 GMT

    Another eyewash to hoodwink the foreigners. Who cares about the locals, in fact the locals should know that there is such a thing in existence as a bloody good warning for them.

    So MR`s team is going to ask from the navy guys who tossed the grenade and fired the guns as to whether they did it, an effcetive way of investigation.

    Is the IGP too in that team of top investigators?

  • 24 Jun 2006 00:59:05 GMT

    Nada!!

    Normally when you appoint a Top level committee to investigate, you mention the names of the committee.

    I think what is happening here is a whitewash.. there is no committee and no actual investigation and after sometime people will even forget about it. Typical Lankan style..lolz

  • 24 Jun 2006 01:03:44 GMT

    Dear stooopid stooopid sarong johnny,

    the whole world can hear the barn doors creak and the red dust from the horses that bolted has already settled on your white sarong.

    if only you had acted promptly to distance your government from the thuggery and brutality of a few individuals in the armed forces, you would have denyed the LTTE valuable PR points. Now, the more you struggle to get out of it, the deeper you`re going to sink into it.

    everybody knows that MR = Mutt Rajapakse

    do you? will you?

    prayin for you.

    love always

    Bulto