Most of those who disappeared have re-appeared

  • 2 Sep 2007 10:06:24 GMT

    The judge is politicking.

  • 2 Sep 2007 13:45:14 GMT

    [What happened to the rest of 567 people]

    Some could have gone to eelam.

  • 3 Sep 2007 03:38:01 GMT

    Anyone can do anything with figures!

  • 3 Sep 2007 04:34:19 GMT

    Mahanama Tilakaratne doesn`t seem to know where they have re-appeared. His political guesses lead to more disappearances. The judge seems to be confused as no reasons are given for his pilitacal statements. Most of these disappearances happened in the SLA controlled areas of NorthEast but this judge make his comments by sitting in Colombo.

  • 3 Sep 2007 05:27:41 GMT


    The poor retired judge wants to retain his job. For him his job is more important than the people who have vanished.

    If he says the truth then his job and why even the white van treatment. Poor Mahanama too will join the missing persons list.

    Very soon Athas, the famous war correspondent, too may vanish. Being a Muslim, as some one said, he may elope with another woman.

    GOSL deserves special award for selecting such guys to lead the commissions and various secretariat.

    There is one head of the peace secretariat and his job is to promote war rather than bringing in peace!

  • 3 Sep 2007 06:58:40 GMT


    Whay don`t you talk about the people captured by LTTE. Have you seen the cages in Thoppigala,where people have been tortured by LTTE?

    Can you remember the poor engineer, who was killed by worker in his own house in Avissawell. Had not Police found the case, again it would go against SL government.

    Rather, the respected judge want to protect the job, it is some NGo`s and LTTE supporters want to keep the bogus figures.

  • 3 Sep 2007 10:49:23 GMT

    Well said Polbanda!

  • 3 Sep 2007 11:40:21 GMT

    This FACT (IE. THAT MOST RETURN AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF ABSENCE) should be made clear to all foreign journalists in sri lanka. they constantly report that missing people disappear and are never heard from again- a blatant lie in respect of these findings which say something totally contrary. These journalists should ALSO realise that `private issues` are cause to some of these disappearances.

  • 3 Sep 2007 12:57:46 GMT

    The crux of the matter is that there are people who are abducted for various reasons. Some turn up, some are never heard of. No one with a sane mind can say `Hey look, we found about 70% of those who went missing, they turned up!`, rather, they should investigate about the rest who were abducted/gone missing and are never heard from again. No one can justify a lesser number of disappearances, (`Ah it`s only a few hundred people, it`s OK`), the goal for the state should be `Nil involuntary disappearances`.

  • 3 Sep 2007 13:05:08 GMT

    EPDP is still hunting for youths.

    Parents and three children under thirteen of a family, sought protection with Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) Saturday, due to death threats issued allegedly by paramilitary armed men operating with Sri Lanka Army (SLA). Madduvil area in Thenmaraadchi, in which the family lives, has become a place where many civilians have been killed in the recent past.

    HRC officials have made arrangements for the family to live in safety.

    Another family from Kurunakar within Jaffna Municipality limits had sought protection with the HRC in Jaffna earlier.

    A widow, with her two sons, have sought protection with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna office Thursday after being threatened with death by paramilitary members operating with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA).