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Disturbing Images Of war Crimes: Rape And Killings

By Colombo Telegraph –

Disturbing images of war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan army.

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235 thoughts on “Disturbing Images Of war Crimes: Rape And Killings

  1. Taste of Paradise by the paradisians and what the British and Russian tourist experienced in Hambantota recently by the Sinhala civilians….

    Posted by Donald Gnanakone | March 9, 2012, 12:47 am
  2. “I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way, and we did make crude juvenile jokes. We were all just 19 or 20 years old, and you joke about everything if you don’t wanna go insane. Many of us had never even seen a real naked woman before, so obviously we commented, even though they were dead. It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.” – David Blacker (ex-soldier, Sri Lankan Army)

    http://groundviews.org/2011/06/21/the-story-of-the-hypocrite-in-a-tamil-man/

    Posted by Observer | March 9, 2012, 1:48 am
    • “I’ve seen guys in Colombo hospitals and morgues doing autopsies on women who make similarly appalling jokes.”

      I worked as a hospital porter at Gloucester Royal Infirmary in 1969. On occasions I assisted at autopsies. I frequently had to transport corpses to the morgue and to assist funeral directors collecting bodies from the hospital. Despite their respectable public image, the undertakers showed a disgusting lack of respect for the dead. Mortuary porters joked about taking cuts of meat home. There were some disgustingly crude and obscene ambulance men. Some doctors also were shocking. Perhaps it is not surprising that men who are paid by the state to kill might disrespect the dead.

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 5:04 am
    • insane Blacker

      Posted by Kalu Albert | March 9, 2012, 6:13 am
    • Being “just nineteen or twenty” is no excuse. Never having seen a naked body is no excuse. You joined the army voluntarily, to make some money. You knew it would not be a “tea party.” Was it a “tea party” for that dead, naked and mutilated girl? Are you proud of what you did? Do you think you are some kind of hero?

      Posted by tangimoana | March 10, 2012, 8:49 pm
      • I did not join the Army to make money 😀 I have the education and the intelligence to make a career anywhere I choose; and since leaving the Army I have had a very successful career. My comment wasn’t to seek anyone’s pity, but to explain both the situation and the people involved. Have I said it was a tea party for the dead? But the Tigers also knew what they were getting into, and took their chances. No, I do not consider myself a hero, although I did serve alongside many heroes. Yes, I am proud of my service, and would willingly serve again if called upon.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 10:37 am
  3. These are indeed shocking pictures. Where did they come from? Colombo Telegraph does not explain except in the tags.

    Posted by padraigcolman | March 9, 2012, 2:47 am
    • Colombo telegraph is an LTTE messenger. Was that not obvious? They are trying to stir up the cess pit. There is no evidence that the dead persons are Tamils. There is no more any evidence that they were “done in” by the Sri Lankan security Forces. The Tamil Forums have used the “evidence” of dead by sending their photographers to scenes of LTTE atroicites and then pretending the corpses were those of Tamil civilians; whereas in fact they were Sinhalese. Reuter journalists were informed about that when the Gonagala Amparai massacre of 58 villagers who broadcast on Tamil net as if they were Tamils murdered by the Army. Three of the bodies were of 18 moth old babies. The villagers were warned to inform the Chief priest who would then inform the Police about any “visitors”. You cannot trust a group of terrorists can you? Ask the US and UK governments because everyone who looks like a terrorist is “questioned”. Gnanakoon better not show his face in Sri Lanka.

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:02 pm
      • I´ve never seen such a corrupted demoralized person like you, you chetties change your position along the wind direction, but sinhalese, like bodinayake and DJ ( I hope they are ) belong to the population who mwere killed in the same manner by SLA. Try to urinate on your monitor while seeing these images, you need a therapy

        Posted by Vasu | March 9, 2012, 10:13 pm
  4. The tag to the pictures says PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF (sic) SL ARMY. Can CT explain what that evidence is; or are you suggesting that nudity is sufficient proof?

    Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 4:36 am
    • “I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way, and we did make crude juvenile jokes. We were all just 19 or 20 years old, and you joke about everything if you don’t wanna go insane. Many of us had never even seen a real naked woman before, so obviously we commented, even though they were dead. It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.” – David Blacker (ex-soldier, Sri Lankan Army)

      Posted by keheliya | March 9, 2012, 4:51 am
      • Kohedha yanne? Malley pol.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 6:21 am
      • Srilankan Buddhism allows the Sinhalese to harm the Tamils (not other creatures) in the following way

        1. Loot
        2. Kill
        3. Rape
        4. Torture
        5. Detain
        6.Abduction

        WITH THE HELP OF STATES (REWARDED WITH PROMOTIONS) eg: Shavendra Silva

        Posted by Ken | March 9, 2012, 9:40 am
      • hey study the Buddhism first then talk. u such an idiot. LTTE used to send live human bombs with such ways even with corpses. can a shot clearly say that this is from SL ARMY. so wat will say about LTTE. they just played with guns……………very funny haaaa………….wat do you know wat happend in the sri lanka. y dnt u talked about .gadaffi.bin-laden. they also killed. is it a right thing……………………hey u is this your justice. terrorists r terrorists. dont play with them……………..colombo telegraph i know that ur a ltte supporter. its a shame about u. go and visit sri lanka then say the truth. dotn operate from the out side. yur kids will be feel very sad wbout some day. dont distribute fake. be a man with a spine. talk about US war crimes/isreal war crimes……..dont depend on dollers. find your supper your own way. dont sell your spirit for the dinner. don’t insult to the noble truth. im a proud buddhist. and im a proud Sl ARMY member………………….

        Posted by chamath dumitha | March 9, 2012, 5:03 pm
      • its so very very sad that most human beings forget that they are doing this to their own fellow beings
        I don’t have words to speak for these horrendus crimes committed against girls and women

        Posted by Renuka Siriwardena. | March 9, 2012, 5:07 pm
      • It isn’t a war crime? Just you are a soldier you raped and killed those young ladies? How do you feel if it happens among your sibling or relative?

        Posted by keonavann | March 11, 2012, 2:00 pm
      • Rape is a crime. There is no evidence of rape in the pictures. Try and stay focused on what’s being discussed.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 12, 2012, 5:48 am
    • david,
      dont you think that nobody can deny that these women were possibly raped when looking at the pictures. i know this doesnt count as a war crime but gov can find the responsible soldiers and punish them.

      Posted by sach | March 9, 2012, 7:17 pm
      • How do you deduce that they were raped because they were stripped? Were the male corpses also raped? They too are naked. Was Prabha also raped? Bodies from both sides are routinely stripped to search for weapons, explosives, and documents. The same is done to POWs. What do you mean by “this doesn’t count as a war crime”?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 10, 2012, 6:18 pm
      • i said these pics cant be produced as evidence of a war crime as rape (if it is the case) considering they could be isolated incidents and not a policy. i am not much knowledgeable on laws regarding war crimes so i might be wrong here.

        i hope you re right and they re not raped.

        Posted by sach | March 11, 2012, 10:28 am
      • So, David Blacker, how do you rationalize these women being blindfolded and hands-tied? Don’t these photos strongly confirms that they are executed in a close-range? And POSSIBLY they were raped before being executed?

        Posted by Shan Shin | March 12, 2012, 3:18 pm
      • I have already explained that the blindfolds and restraints indicate execution. Can you explain how you rationalize blindfolds and restraints to indicate rape? Yes, it is possible that they were raped; it is also possible that they were not; which is my point: there is NO evidence of rape, nor any sign in the pictures of rape. Why is this so difficult to grasp?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 13, 2012, 7:23 am
    • Yeah…. you didn’t come up with an argument that there were people with rubber slippers, so thay cannot be soldiers of the Sri Lankan holy army.

      Posted by Rohan | March 17, 2012, 12:40 pm
  5. who would rape ugly women . yak

    Posted by Bodinayaka | March 9, 2012, 4:43 am
    • Bodinayaka- rape is not a subject for humour.

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 5:05 am
      • Exactly Padraig. Thank you! I seriously threw-up my entire afternoon tea, as I sat down with my iPad and opened it the thingy, after having my tea a little while ago…. and I surely cannot have any dinner tonight…. It’s stuck in my mind like hell…..
        Heard those days that Piripaharan’s daughter too was severely tortured prior to her being killed…. Must have been a similar scene or even worse… 😦
        Sick bastards, no matter who commits them…..

        Posted by rathnayake | March 9, 2012, 5:41 am
      • Again, where is the proof of rape? Were the naked male Tigers raped too? Were the naked Army soldiers displayed by the Tigers raped too?

        DBS Jeyaraj says that VP’s daughter was killed by artillery fire.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 6:25 am
      • That is what the DOJ and State Dept. Officials said, and more. Disgusting is one of the words used… Issaipriya was a beautiful girl and was everyone’s favorite in the Vanni…. Most of the photos came from the JVP members of the Army. Some important people of Vanni’s also appeared accidentally. These fellows did not know the value of the photos and sold it cheap.. Some refused to accept any money FYI, Blessed their hearts… Karma…

        Posted by DG US | March 9, 2012, 3:54 pm
      • Thank you Padraig. A sane voice in this to-ing and fro-ing of disgusting comments..

        Posted by Chandra Goonewardene | March 11, 2012, 3:28 am
      • Thank you Chandra. I despair!

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 11, 2012, 3:31 am
    • Laugh,
      and the world laughs with you.
      Weep,
      and you weep alone.
      Oh, do not weep
      for her!
      nameless
      abandoned
      and naked
      an orphan
      like the rest of us
      one other violation
      in the history of pillage
      one other twisted body
      shredded by a twisted soul
      of a unitary state
      Do not feel
      dismay
      or disgust
      But laugh.
      laugh at the world
      which talks of reconciliation
      with the men who did this
      of peace,
      when her broken body
      calls for retribution.
      laugh at the foot
      of the Sinhala corpse
      which tramples
      Tamil life
      laugh at what those
      who hold the memory
      of this image,
      those like you,
      will do
      to the assassins of her body
      and to those who were
      complicit through silence.
      laugh at the cackling language
      of a hundred hounds
      preying on a single
      tiger cub
      laugh at death which lives
      and life which dies
      Laugh!
      laugh, for by reducing
      us to animals
      they have negated
      their own humanity.
      Laugh, for you will herald
      the hour when
      Sinhala mothers will
      curse the day
      they gave birth
      to such men.
      Laugh, because by being monsters
      they have given us
      the option of becoming
      better monsters.
      But laugh at yourself,
      if she cannot be avenged
      and the world will laugh
      with you.

      Posted by laugh | March 9, 2012, 6:57 am
    • Bodinayake;How UGLY are you? Look on the mirror you will see your ugly pig face.. I will spit on your ugly face if you’re not careful.

      Posted by dr | March 9, 2012, 3:31 pm
    • Buddhism allows self defence. the rest of it are crimes you have imagined happened. Tamils have had the rioght to live among the Sinhalese and still do. If you say that all these crimes were committed whuy then are there so many Tamil people living in the South. They have infested my home town Kotahena and live more peacefully there than they do in any part of the “Tamil Homeland” as you like to call it.

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:06 pm
      • So Chetty, you are from Kotahena, we know it coz you are telling it all the time. even we know you jumped neighbour Goat farm and have that dirty thing, we know we know. so you are not a person with sympathy. you can open your ugly moth matter of factly . we know we know about “Patti Eluva” If one can rape a goat what else we can expect form a person like that. Do you know about that “patti Eluva” ??

        Posted by Kotahene ari | March 9, 2012, 4:25 pm
    • Real Buddhists never do inhumane things. WE DO NOT APPROVE THIS.You are mistaken, Buddhism is Buddhism, Not Indian, Not srilakan or Tamil, it is Universal Philosophy.It is For You. Me, And Everybody.
      Don’t Take Buddhism into this. True Sinhalese Also Not Approve These Deeds. Crime Is Crime,Those who Did it will not escape from there sins.Sinhalese or Tamils,or Politicckas.
      There is no white wash, May be S L ARMY Also Done this, Tit For Tat. Do Not Forget innocent Sinhalese,Tamil civilian suffered more than these in Your BLOODY INDIAN INNOVATED, NEVER FULL FILLING BLOODY DREEM EELAM WAR.

      Posted by seruvila senarath | March 9, 2012, 6:17 pm
      • How many people have heard complaints from goats being raped or sodomised by disturbed uneducated muslim men?
        Men who stare at goats and donkeys is what Afghans and Pakis do because they cannot see the faces of female muslim breeding sows.

        Posted by janaka | March 11, 2012, 12:41 pm
    • REMOVE YOUR BODI PEACE FROM YOUR NAME, THAT IS INSULT TO BUDDHISM, AND OUR SL ARMY
      { LUCKILY IT IS BODI NOT BOHODI }.

      Posted by seruvila senarath | March 9, 2012, 6:43 pm
    • If it wasn’t a rape case do you thing these girl happy to take of her cloth out before they die? I don’t think you don’t have enough brain to think before you post this comment.

      Posted by keonavann | March 11, 2012, 2:02 pm
  6. okay , okay . sorry. Next time we will station “comfort women” to our Army when fighting terrorists. Sooreee

    Posted by Bodinayaka | March 9, 2012, 5:17 am
  7. This is definitely not the work of SL Army because Rajapakshas gave each and every soldier in the war front a copy of Human Rights Charter and they went to the battle field holding that document in their hands! Surely this must be the work of American soldiers or other foreign combatants who are trying to pass the culpability to our innocent soldiers or defame our blemishless Rajapakshas who saved our country! O man, this is a foreign conspiracy! We must all scarify our lives to save Rajapakshas and provide them with every opportunity to breed more and more Rajapakshas who would ultimately make this country “Rajapuked-land”!

    Posted by Silva | March 9, 2012, 5:28 am
    • Whose naked foot is that?

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 5:38 am
      • You can go with Dr, Robert’s stupid argument.

        Posted by Kalu Albert | March 9, 2012, 5:42 am
      • I am not going with anyone’s argument, stupid or not. I’m just asking why there is a naked foot on the body.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 5:48 am
      • Actually, it was a Tamil, Dr Noel Nadesan, who made the point that SLA soldiers would not be wearing Bata slippers. I was one of a couple of people who said that I did not find that a convincing argument. I also pointed out that in one of the uncropped photos in that series, a pair army type boots WERE clearly visible. So be careful who you call stupid, Kalu.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 5:58 am
      • It looks like the foot of another corpse lying alongside.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 6:26 am
    • You are not Silva, Silva! You are Siva!
      Just what we would expect. What have you got to say about the 138 Muslims killed in the Katankudi Mosque Murders? Karuna? No way. That is why he “abdicated” because Prabakaran had not informed him of the plan to murder those men and boys while they were praying. Karuna was wanted for these murders but he explained to Hisbulla the true story and the result is that Sri Lankan forces won the war and killed all the terrorists!

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:13 pm
  8. Ask brothers!

    Posted by Kalu Albert | March 9, 2012, 5:51 am
  9. Hang on folks, evidences are on the way, on 14 th of March at 10.55 pm , CH4 documentary movie # 2 is coming out , Wimal Weerawansa ( English )will go flat out to discredit the movie. Wait and see the drama!

    Posted by srilal | March 9, 2012, 6:24 am
    • But CH4 claims that their original film has the evidence. So why are we waiting? Are you now saying that there is no evidence in the first film?

      Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 6:29 am
      • no , there are enough prima facie evidences’ in ch4 and earlier programs( I know neither you nor your pay masters will take any of those as evidences ) , in this latest one , apparently there are evidences (mobile conversation ) who gave the orders to do the unthinkable , so i guess you will have your plate full from 14 th on words to defend & safeguard your human right violators.

        Posted by srilal | March 9, 2012, 8:27 am
      • Why is it that you cannot make a single attempt to defend your silly claims without qualifying it with a personal or ad hominem attack? is it because you too are aware that you must prop up your argument?

        Can you point out the prima facie evidence in the Ch4 film please?

        On future revelations, didn’t you predict this before the second Ch4 film, from which no such evidence emerged?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 9:27 am
      • Remember (col) Ramesh , how he was interrogated by the SL army ? how come he ended up being dead while he was in SL government custody? I just give you one simple example,( in fact there are enough , if you go through the archives )
        Consider this, one is having a debate with wimal weerawansa , he will come up with all the bells & whistles and sopsticated big Sinhala words in order to impress others and same time insult the opponent to humiliate in a very harsh manner , finally pretends that he won the debate , but what is the ground reality , there is no much substance in any of his arguments, in reality he is a big time con artist , who has sold his sole for money and power ,I’m afraid I do not see any difference between you and weerewansa , Blacker.
        That is why I told you earlier, I can’t afford to lose my precious time on you!.

        ps. get ready to represent at MARGA my friend.

        Posted by srilal | March 9, 2012, 11:59 am
      • You say you haven’t precious time to waste, and yet you’re here basically saying nothing useful but still commenting. Isn’t it the reality that in fact you haven’t an argument and prefer to abuse and insult people (preferably those who are not there) until someone like me asks you to prove your accusations. Then you get very high and mighty and accuse me of being in the government pay because you really have nothing to back your words up.

        Do you even understand WHAT Sri Lanka is being accused of? Clearly you don’t; because if you did you wouldn’t have brought up Col Ramesh. The UN isn’t interested in whether some POWs were shot, some prisoners were tortured, some women were raped, or some civilians were killed. These things happened in SL and in every war that is happening and has happened. They are interested in crimes against humanity which are what people are tried for at the ICC in the Hague — genocide, crimes of policy, or crimes that by their nature prove a policy. There isn’t any evidence of this in the Darusman Report or the Ch4 film or anywhere else.

        So instead of trying to point at Weerawansa like superstitious people point at the devil, first understand what is being discussed here to avoid looking like an ignorant child. You accuse me of attempting to humiliate you, yet every one of your comments to me is peppered with unsubstantiated accusations that you make to cover the fact that you cannot stand up to me one-on-one in a debate on the actual subject.

        Like I have told the Dunce, Heshan, and so many of you, you are in fact hindering any chance of real criminals being brought to justice because you are going after things that did not happen; so you rely on rumour, lies, half-truths to prove something; but you can’t. SL isn’t a signatory to the ICC and cannot be touched except by direct UNSC directive and that just will not happen. You are naive to the reality of international diplomacy and somehow think that it will take place like a tele drama. It will not, I assure you.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 12:52 pm
      • Thank you Blacker for that wonderful informative lecture, I’m now very much enlighten with your valued information which I did not before, you know why I did not know those , because I was
        1) High school drop out ( could not get through O/L )
        2) Joined the Army (as a non commissioned officer ) in my late teens as I had no any other option
        3) Committed war crimes and publically declared in an open forum(now try my level best to ridicule whoever mentioned it )
        4) Agreed to defend the Junta regime in all the blogs as well as any where any time where ever possible for few thousands Rupees.
        5) Pretend to be a defense analyst (pseudo )
        So you see Blacker I could not possibly have a one on one debate with a hot shot like you , as I’m bit thick, so please don’t blame me I’m a born looser, got it ?

        Going back to your query, you asked me to give a prima facie evidence, I gave you one which came to my mind, now you change the whole thing and going on giving me a lecture about the international diplomacy, you are the last person I’m gonna listen if I wanted to know any thing about war/war crimes/international diplomacy or any thing for that matter, so lets get this straight, do not ever attempt to educate me, if I do not know
        any thing , there is a magic box called Google , I can find it myself .

        “Like I have told the Dunce, Heshan, and so many of you, you are in fact hindering any chance of real criminals being brought to justice because you are going after things that did not happen”

        Oh really, the whole world knows who the real criminals are , but you ??? don’t change the tone now , remember it was world’s biggest humanitarian operation with zero civilian casualty , our soldiers fought the war with the humanitarian charter in one hand BS , why do you talk about real criminal now , there can’t be any,, according to one of your bosse’s statement, isn’t it Blacker , so try to stick to the original !

        Posted by srilal | March 9, 2012, 4:01 pm
      • So the whole world knows, but no one is doing anything? Lol, nice logic.

        In spite of your attempts to rewrite my life history, thank you for explaining your aversion to education. That was abundantly clear from your original comment 😀 I have never claimed to be anything other than a Sri Lankan and a former soldier; labels such as “defence analyst” are things that others have said, and if you disagree, please take it up with them.

        I explained to you why the example you brought up is irrelevant to the debate. If you prefer to pretend it is, we can discuss it on that basis, and we will return to this same spot where you look like an idiot. I was just hoping to save you some time, which you claim is precious, in spite of the fact that you return regularly to claim that you will never talk to me again (my heart breaks). If you believe in the Orwellian notion that ignorance is power, and wish to arguefrom that perspective, go for it. I believe it is better to understand the issue before opening one’s mouth and making it clear you don’t. But that’s just me.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 10, 2012, 6:28 pm
  10. There are plenty of decent sri lankan military men who would come forward with evidence to the UN if asked and given safe passage.

    Posted by jamie robertson | March 9, 2012, 6:53 am
    • You don’t join the military to kiss your enemy. Ask any soldier. he who carrioed a gun for the defence of his country and his people has the right to kill the enemy. Every Sri Lanka soldier is a decent man. Yesterday six British soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. The Prime Minister said that the bomb was a cowardly weapon used and we could therefore infer that the people the GTF and “Silva”, “Srilal”, Gnanakoom support are cowards therefore they are cowards by association and when crimes have been committed those who justify the criems of others are guilty by association. Find good lawyers you three jokers!

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:25 pm
      • ” Every Sri Lanka soldier is a decent man” Don’t Talk BXXL SXXt MAN.
        Totally We do Not Agree With You, I am A TRUE SINHELA BUDDHIST, From East Of Sri Lanka,and was In The SL ARMY,Eng Regt.
        Not Like You, Better FIRST TALK TO YOUR HEART.

        Posted by seruvila senarath | March 9, 2012, 6:35 pm
    • Why hasn’t that happened?

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 11, 2012, 4:07 am
    • Do you wanna make the same offer to the US military personnel? We all have seen what happened to the US soldier who leaked US war crimes to wikileaks.

      Posted by Chaminda Tilakumara | March 11, 2012, 10:46 pm
  11. CT,as law abiding citizens(where ever you may be) you must produce these photographs to relevant authorities.If you don’t have confidence in the Srilankan judiciary,you may produce them somewhere else.But remember one thing,you must provide substantiated evidence.After all who knows these can be LTTE terror victims.Now that the barbaric Tamil Tiger terrorists are playing god,the burden of proving the authenticity of these photographs is yours.To cover up their barbaric activities the Tamil terrorists are on a mission of accusing Srilanka with all sorts of crime.If CT wants to maintain high standards,you must immediately vow to the authenticity of these photographs right now on your website.After that even we can help you to bring the culprits to book.Remember you have to provide water tight evidence.If you can’t provide proof,then you might as well go on the line of TamilNet.Recently you removed one of my replies,regarding a comment i made on the lily white Swedish judges.Your claim was that i hadn’t provided substantiated evidence.Now the ball is in your court.CT,for starters you must immediately vow that these photographs are genuine.Can you do that?.After that we can proceed.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 8:16 am
  12. Jamie, can you produce Bradley Manning to the UN,with guaranteed safe passage?Manning has lots of war crimes evidence against the US.After all the US is supposed to be the guardian of human rights.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 8:22 am
    • Well said max. Why are they accusing him of endangering the lioves of US citizens? because they have secrets they want to keep. Dick Cheney forced the CIA Tennent to say that WMD were found in Iraq. What a bunch of bastards! Now what is the death count because of this one lie?

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:28 pm
  13. CT,i logged on to TTNnews.com.Everything is in Tamil.May be they cater only to Tamils.By looking at other pictures,there’s no doubt that this is an arm of the Tamil terrorists.Would you vouch that the TNNnews has no connection with the Tamil terrorists?CT,are you also part of the Tamil terrorist outfit?If not why don’t you publish photographs on Tamil terrorism victims?You can obtain them from the SL defence ministry website.If it’s OK to quote Tamil terrorist websites,i don’t see anything wrong in quoting SL defence ministry website.After all you are supposed to be INDEPENDENT!

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 8:41 am
  14. Here is a live video of Sri Lankan soldiers abusing LTTE corpses:

    http://www.ptsrilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&catid=26&Itemid=15

    Note 0:39 when he casually kicks the dead man’s head. Wow! Just wow!

    Posted by Observer | March 9, 2012, 8:52 am
    • As I said before, it’s not a tea party; but it’s not a war crime. Here’s an actual war crime, just so you know the difference: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~dezyl22a/classweb/srilankaandterrorism/images/aranthalawa.jpg

      Posted by David Blacker | March 9, 2012, 9:48 am
      • Well said David
        People like Gnanakoone should be hauled before a War Crimes Court for supporting Terrorism and made to pay for all the crimes committed by his Lord and Master Prabakaran. This type of guttersnipe stand to gain because he wioll probably be named President of Elaam if they ever get their pipe dream. I have now found this man to be an obnoxious source and a danger to the Tamil people. He hides in a lair away from all harm and instigates a criminal in robes to play his mouth piece. Sri Lanka will never be before a War Crimes Tribunal beacause there is no proof that the Sri Lankan army and not the LTTE murdered the civilians. English Court cases can be cited where a man used his girl friend as a shield and had her shot and killed by the Police who had gone there to arrest the man. He was given a life sentence for murder. Gnanakoon will have to defend himself if push came to shove. He denied that he was supporting the LTTE and claimed that he was interested in the Tamil people. I visted the Vanni and spoke to the LTTE saw the strife the suffering and the hunger that the people there uwere undergoing. I wanted there to be peace but the LTTE spurred on by people like Gnankoon urged the LTTE to fight on. It resulted in all those deatha. He and his rogue in robes are to blame.

        Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 3:50 pm
      • Looks like war crimes to me. One of the women in the above photos has her hands tied, which indicates she was executed while unarmed. The close range head wound (same woman) also suggests execution. Many of the wounds on the victims look like torture marks, e.g. they are cut marks, which can easily be distinguished from bullet wounds. Extensive cut marks indicate prolonged torture. Torture + rape + execution of unarmed prisoners are all war crimes, since they violate the Geneva Conventions, which SL is a signatory to.

        Posted by Collonges la Rouge | March 9, 2012, 4:35 pm
      • La Rouge, there is no doubt that executions (and they look executed) are war crimes. What we are discussing is rape. You point to some cuts as signs of torture, yet I see n signs of any systematic cutting, burning, etc. Those scratches could very well have been simply a result of fighting. Nevertheless, you conclude a judgement of rape based on execution + torture. Can you explain this conclusion?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 10, 2012, 6:33 pm
    • I suppose when you are recovering from the adrenalin rush of battle, knowing you survived and have to clear the dead bodies of the enemy who, hours or minutes ago were trying their very best trying to kill you, you will kiss and cuddle them? Next time you are in that situation, tell us all how it went, OK? 🙂

      Posted by Lalith | March 9, 2012, 3:12 pm
    • Put your damned name on in full you coward.

      Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:29 pm
  15. And here is another, much more graphic video, part of which was depicted in the second CH4 tape, if I’m not mistaken: http://www.ptsrilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83&catid=26&Itemid=15. At the end of this video, the soldiers are unsure whether or not to rape the corpse, which suggests yet another level of barbarism. Now, perhaps GOSL apologist Padraig Colman wishes to claim that the morticians in the UK were also having intercourse with the corpses? In fact, I did not feel inclined to post the link at all, except to draw attention to one of Blacker’s comments regarding the mistreatment of the dead: “It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.” That is nothing more than a cheap attempt to rationalize behavior which clearly goes beyond the boundaries of any civilized discourse.

    Posted by Observer | March 9, 2012, 9:18 am
    • This is what “GOSL apologist Padraig Colman” (who has never been paid one rupee by GOSL) actually wrote about the subject of rape.

      “Rape is a terrible crime. Rape as a systematic policy and weapon of war is even more appalling. The Darusman report cites pictures of naked LTTE female cadres as evidence that they “may have been raped or sexually assaulted”. Hillary Clinton made a similar charge against the Sri Lankan armed forces some time ago but withdrew it. If rapes did take place they should be investigated and the culprits severely punished. Neither the Channel 4 programme nor the Darusman report supplies evidence of individual crimes and certainly no evidence that rape was government policy. The language used in the report is strangely vague.”

      I quoted Tisaranee Gunasekere from in the Sunday Leader:

      “The issue is not whether the victims were innocent or not; the issue is whether some Lankan soldiers engaged in torture, abuse and murder. If they did, as Channel 4 alleges and its searing footage convincingly indicates, such acts are moral outrages which shame every one of us; they also violate both national and international law and thus merit immediate and credible investigation…Though there are allegations of rape and torture, these are being made not against a majority of the soldiers but against a very small minority. Therefore, carrying out a credible investigation of these charges is important not only in the name of justice but also to save the honour of the Lankan army. A few murderous sociopaths should not be allowed to dishonour an entire force.”

      “A point repeatedly made by the UTHR is that most Lankan soldiers treated the fleeing civilian Tamils with kindness. Though there are allegations of rape and torture, these are being made not against a majority of the soldiers but against a very small minority. Therefore, carrying out a credible investigation of these charges is important not only in the name of justice but also to save the honour of the Lankan army. A few murderous sociopaths should not be allowed to dishonour an entire force.”

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 10:17 am
      • That woman should be locked up in amental asylum. Only the Sunday Leader can employ paranoid schitzophrenics because the pay peanuts for crap.

        Posted by Peter Casie Chetty | March 9, 2012, 4:33 pm
      • @ Peter Casie Chetty.

        “That woman should be locked up in a mental asylum. Only the Sunday Leader can employ paranoid schizophrenics because the pay peanuts for crap.”

        I quoted her to show that a trenchant critic of the government had written something supportive of the Sri Lankan Army.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 10, 2012, 5:41 am
      • @ Padriag, please do not try to explain yourself to idiots like this Casie Chetty. He cannot understand the point of an argument. It is morons like these who blacken even the remaining name of the country

        Posted by Chandra Goonewardene | March 11, 2012, 3:35 am
    • “Now, perhaps GOSL apologist Padraig Colman wishes to claim that the morticians in the UK were also having intercourse with the corpses?”

      No he would not.

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 9, 2012, 1:08 pm
      • Then your comparison of morticians with soldiers is absurd. Anyone with more than two brain cells can infer that the soldiers did much more than make a joke about a body. Do you not see the cameras being held out in the numerous photos?

        Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 1:35 pm
      • It is debatable whether those soldiers are talking about raping the corpses. The subtitles do not translate the voices. Even if they were discussing that, we don’t know whether they were serious, and there is no evidence of them carrying out any such rape. That is purely speculative. The comparison to morticians was in the context of jokes being told, though I understand rape of corpses in SL morgues is not uncommon.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 10, 2012, 6:37 pm
      • @ Observer

        I can’t cope with this multiple personality disorder so I will continue to call him Nihal.

        Nihal is displaying another facet of his bizarre style of argumentation.

        Only the other day, he was getting all sensitive about me making “ad hominem” attacks on one of his heroes, Paul Johnson. Yet he persistently makes crude sexual gibes about my father, a good man who is a stranger to him, has never done him any harm and who died 40 years ago. The only basis for his attacks on my father are that my father was my father and was also Irish and Catholic. This ugly racism is also apparent in his attacks on Sinhalese Buddhists.

        Nihal called me a hypocrite because I have an Irish passport and some Irish supported the Germans in two world wars. He holds me accountable for the actions taken by strangers to me before I was born. At the same time as being responsible for all crimes perpetrated by Irishmen throughout history I am also, according to him, a Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist.

        He is not unique among bloggers in his inability to differentiate between explanation and justification. My comment about morticians I have known was a specific response to something David Blacker had written. My point was that people who deal with death every day sometimes develop coping strategies which strike other people as crude and insensitive. I was not saying that it was a good thing or that I excused them.

        Another common trait among bloggers is to feel that people are ganging up on them. Because I, Peter Casie Chetty, Mango, David Blacker and Michael Roberts often disagree with Nihal does not mean we are in a gang or that we agree with each other about everything. The common denominator is that we often find Nihal’s statements ludicrous.

        Nihal’s paranoia leads him to use words like “hidden agenda”, “sinister agenda” “ulterior motives” and to suggest that anyone who disagrees with him is being paid large sums of money by the government.

        Let me repeat in simple terms for Nihal what my position really is. I was one of the first to comment on this thread and I said that the pictures were shocking. Rape is a terrible crime. It disgusts and angers me when men treat rape as a subject for juvenile humour. I do NOT believe that it is OK for 19 or 20 year olds to disrespect the dead (or the living).

        Rape as a systematic policy and weapon of war is even more appalling.

        The pictures do not look like fakes to me. The disarray of the clothing suggests strongly that the women had been sexually abused.

        I agree with Tisaranee Gunasekera: “allegations of rape and torture, …are being made not against a majority of the soldiers but against a very small minority. Therefore, carrying out a credible investigation of these charges is important not only in the name of justice but also to save the honour of the Lankan army. A few murderous sociopaths should not be allowed to dishonour an entire force.”

        Similarly, if SLA soldiers were guilty of these crimes that is no reason to condemn the entire Sinhala Buddhist majority.

        I agree with A Rivindra: “ It is quite surprising that with most of the personnel’s faces clearly visible in the videos, that the GOSL had still not made a genuine attempt to identify them.” I also agree with him that the future is hopeless if we continue forever to fight the battles of the past. “We need to move on with respect and equality for all.”

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 11, 2012, 5:11 am
      • Padraig, the disarray of the clothes do not necessarily indicate rape, and I would say it even precludes it. Unless the suggestion is that the women were raped where they lie and then shot (an unlikely event), the underwear positions indicate that the disarrangement of the clothes happened post-mortem (it would be impossible for a prisoner to walk with underwear around their knees). The most likely scenario is that the women were killed in combat and then stripped for searching, or that they were executed and then stripped for photos.

        If the logic is that photography of naked women indicates a propensity to have first raped them, why is there NOT A SINGLE PHOTOGRAPH of a living and naked female prisoner, or of one being raped, the way there are of US prisoners being raped and sexually abused? Surely, if there are so many pix of naked corpses that suggest rape there must be at least one of a living victim or of the crime being perpetrated?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 12, 2012, 6:11 am
      • I hear what you are saying.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 12, 2012, 6:18 am
      • @ P. Colman,

        It’s quite evident that you’ve gone to great lengths to defend Sinhalese chauvinism. Exhibit A: your blog. There you have an article on the CH4 tape, with a caption on the top, within the word FAKE inscribed in large capital letters. When I questioned you about the location of this caption, you replied that you had merely borrowed it, which is a rather lame excuse.

        Now, regarding morticians, one cannot compare them to soldiers, period. There is no excuse for soldiers to abuse bodies, coping strategy or otherwise. Furthermore, it’s quite easy to see that if a soldier is so eager to make jokes about bruised up wounded naked corpses, then he is likely to engage in a variety of other abnormal behaviors. In the case of the Sri Lankan Army, we have this list:

        1. Making jokes about corpses

        2. Having intercourse with corpse

        3. Mutilating corpse

        4. Taking pictures of various parts of corpse with cell phone

        All of these things fit together; if one occurred, then chances are high that the other 3 occurred. That is why I said there is no comparison to a mortician.

        And no, I did not use the photos to generalize about Sinhala-Buddhism; that is your imagination at work.

        Posted by Observer | March 12, 2012, 5:25 pm
      • @ Observer/Nihal/Heshan

        “It’s quite evident that you’ve gone to great lengths to defend Sinhalese chauvinism.”

        You have repeated this bizarre canard many times. I have persistently asked you to explain why I would do that. When I point out that this would be strange behaviour for a foreigner brought up as an Irish Catholic you revert to racist remarks about the Irish and insults to my dead father. Sometimes you make dark references to “ulterior motives”, hidden agendas” and “sinister agendas with suggestions that I am being paid to defend GOSL. I have repeatedly assured you that I am not being paid by GOSL.

        I have directed to you to an article in which I discuss the bad effects of mixing Buddhism with politics. Only today, I received a comment criticising me for being too favourable to Tamils.

        “a rather lame excuse”. Once again you are twisting my words. It was not an excuse, lame or otherwise. You brought up (more than once) the fact that I used a picture with the word “Fake” on it. You said that no responsible editor would use such a picture. My response was that the editor of the Sunday Leader had used it and I took it from the Sunday Leader.

        “Now, regarding morticians, one cannot compare them to soldiers, period. There is no excuse for soldiers to abuse bodies, coping strategy or otherwise.” How many times have I tried to explain to you the difference between EXPLANATION and JUSTIFICATION? I despair of you ever understanding.

        “There is no excuse for soldiers to abuse bodies”. I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

        “And no, I did not use the photos to generalize about Sinhala-Buddhism; that is your imagination at work.”

        You have generalised about Sinhala-Buddhism tirelessly over many threads. To mention that fact does not make me a Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinist.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 5:57 am
      • “Now, regarding morticians, one cannot compare them to soldiers, period. There is no excuse for soldiers to abuse bodies”

        So it’s OK for morticians to abuse bodies? I see, thanks for clarifying that, Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer.

        “Furthermore, it’s quite easy to see that if a soldier is so eager to make jokes about bruised up wounded naked corpses, then he is likely to engage in a variety of other abnormal behaviors”

        It is easy only if one is someone wont to jump to conclusions such as claiming “women who marry more than thrice are whores” (Observer/Heshan/Nihal’s words)

        “1. Making jokes about corpses 2. Having intercourse with corpse 3. Mutilating corpse 4. Taking pictures of various parts of corpse with cell phone”

        Regardless of the point form your fantasies take, there is no evidence of points 2 and 3 😀

        “All of these things fit together; if one occurred, then chances are high that the other 3 occurred. That is why I said there is no comparison to a mortician.”

        Given your extensive knowledge of having sex with corpses, could you explain how the above four points differentiates soldiers from morticians in the context of possible abuse of corpses?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 13, 2012, 6:09 am
  16. Tamil Tigers slaughtered innocent civilians including pregnant mothers.These butchers at that time didn’t care a damn about human rights.After their resounding defeat at Nandikadal,now the leftover terrorists have become human rights activists.The tiger butchers didn’t spare old men, women and children who were worshiping at Srimaha Bodhi.The blood thirsty monsters are now talking of human rights.Good.At least the GOSL have been able to convince these monsters that there is something called human rights.If you need more convincing on human rights,be prepared for the second round of Nandikadal.Observer pl take note.By the way how tasty is it licking the boots of American human rights god fathers?Lick lick lick on all fours.The great Dravidians turned drug traffickers,credit card fraudsters and pimps!

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 2:21 pm
  17. So, the pro LTTE Tamil Diaspora, along with random apologists are recycling old pictures? This is a real koththu roti moment. Take whatever was left from the last meal, cut some new onions, make some noise, create some smoke, serve with some sauce…. 🙂

    What a pathetic bunch of losers you guys are. Where were your bleeding hearts when the LTTE was running wild in Sri Lanka, killing unarmed civilians in buses, offices, trains and villages? where are the POWS they held?

    Posted by Lalith | March 9, 2012, 3:07 pm
  18. Who can trust terrorists?

    Posted by Ramona.David | March 9, 2012, 4:39 pm
  19. OMG! i feel sick. we will all hv to pay for this.

    Posted by kamani w | March 9, 2012, 4:53 pm
  20. “committed by the Sri Lankan army” ??? is this article posted by a woman who got rape in this picture??? 😀

    Posted by ekadipathi | March 9, 2012, 6:09 pm
  21. isnt posting photos of raped women naked against the standards of journalism? this looks like journalists rape her again.

    Posted by sach | March 9, 2012, 7:27 pm
  22. All the jerks who appear on behalf of the barbaric Tamil Tiger terrorists on this website don’t use Tamil names.Why?The great Dravidians hate their own names.Why?True cowards like their barbaric god father.I am made to understand that there is a great demand for Tamils in the US and Europe to work as butchers in meat outlets.But still i would advice you to stick to your drug trafficking,credit card fraud and prostitution business.When i get horny to whom do i turn other than to our Dravidian pimps?

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 7:32 pm
    • When you get horny look for someone next door neighbor than looking for Dravidian ones. for start look for Duminda Silva, Mervin de Silva, Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana, L.M. Dharmasiri, Godakawela will provide you an updated list ASAP.!!!

      Posted by Perinpanayakam | March 11, 2012, 4:19 am
  23. Absolutely disgusting photos. BUT It is the 2500 year accomplishment of Sinhala-Buddhism. God forbid what the next 2500 years will bring.

    Posted by Devinda Fernando | March 9, 2012, 8:27 pm
  24. Hey Devindram,where do you think the all mighty god had been when this incident was taking place?Is it true that this god character watches your every move including when you are in the bathroom not to mention the bedroom?Peeping Tom,eh!About the next 2500 years,not to worry.The god fearing Americans will wipe out the human race before that.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 8:48 pm
  25. who are responsible for this? The guys who now try to bring issues in Geneva. The MASTERS.

    Posted by Bodinayaka | March 9, 2012, 8:59 pm
  26. These photos are a lot of Tamil Tiger Terrorist false propaganda crap.No saner persons will believe these,considering the past records of the messengers who are not only murderers but also drug traffickers,credit card fraudsters,pimps and want to say more?Where is the cyanide pill necklace and the LTTE tattoo in the victims arms?May be the all mighty god forgot about it.CT,pl re do it.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 9, 2012, 10:01 pm
  27. Of the girls in these images, one – who is identified as Gunalingam Uhusalini ( aka Agalvili) and a news-reporter – was surrendered with 59-division, whose commanding officer was then Brigadier Chagie Gallage, on May 18, 2009.

    Posted by bhoor | March 9, 2012, 10:12 pm
  28. Colombo Telegraph has a grouph of thugs like Peter Casie Chetty, Bodinayale and DJ writing everything and anything which all other quality websites like groundviews etc., does not publish, better said they never trust to comment

    Posted by Vasu | March 9, 2012, 10:18 pm
  29. Colombo Telegraph , I’m shocked and ashamed of your decision to publish these pictures and I find it disturbing. Please do not stoop too low in your journalism . I thought you are one of the modern civilised websites not like gutter journalism like certain other websites who only lives in the world of threats and threats and threats but nothing else.Very empty I would say.

    Posted by dr | March 9, 2012, 11:21 pm
  30. What has happened has happened. It would be foolish to deny that the LTTE and the SL Army fought the war ‘according to the book’. Many try to justify the actions of the SL Army by mentioning about the LTTE brutality. Friends, it does not get evened out like that. LTTE was a terrorist organisation and the SL Army was representing the legitimate government of Sri Lanka.People like us who had never fought a war or killed a human being cannot imagine how you can kick dead bodies and strip them naked. Its something unimaginable. However, lets not forget that these soldiers were, maybe minutes before, fighting to stay alive from the gunfire of the same fighters that are dead now. I am not trying to justify the desecrating of dead bodies, but wish to emphasise that we cannot take the moral high ground here for the simple reason that we have never encountered such a grave situation before. Who knows? maybe we would have behaved much worse. As we all know, humans when they are faced with danger/death, will react differently.

    However, we should not try to absolve those personnel who would have conducted executions and rape. It is quite surprising that with most of the personnel’s faces clearly visible in the videos, that the GOSL had stil not made a genuine attempt to identify them. I do not support any resolutions against my country by hypocritic western super powers. However, I firmly believe that this government needs a kick in the butt every now and then to put them on its track. Its unfortunate that this government embraces all the good things, only when they get their ass kicked by either India or West. The government is following the “Victor’s Justice” when it comes to minorities. “You do what we want” sort of attitude.

    The problem with most of us is that we talk about history and act like the ‘frog in the well’. The glories of the past are long gone. Our cultures have been shaken at its foundations by a war, which killed and maimed thousands of our people. The soil in the North and East is soaked with the blood of Singhalese, Tamils and Muslims – our brothers and sisters. Still we keep arguing and continue our ‘past time’ i.e. the blame game. If we try to start finding which nationality has more claim to SL, we can go back centuries and then see that all of us migrated from somewhere or the other. The fact remains that today, we have many ethnicities in SL. The only way forward is as One Country, One Nation!!! That’s the crying need now.We need to move on with respect and equality for all.

    Posted by A. Ravindra | March 9, 2012, 11:50 pm
    • Thank you A Rivendra for your sane comments. Would you mind if I quoted you?

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 10, 2012, 5:31 am
      • You are most welcome to quote me. The problem with Sri Lankans is that they still dwell in the past, such as “oh, the tigers used to kill innocent men, women and children too” or “the singhalese were discriminatory by making Sinhala the only official language” or ”we the Singhalese buddhist has 2,500 years of history in this land” or “we were there before the Singhalese”. My answer to all of these history buffs is – get a life!!! History is past. No point in arguing who landed first in the Island or the mistakes of the past. There were discrimination from both sides, Tamils and Singhalese alike. For the sake of our future generations, let us learn from our mistakes and not repeat them.

        Posted by A. Ravindra | March 10, 2012, 8:30 am
      • @ A Rivendra

        “No point in arguing who landed first in the Island or the mistakes of the past. There were discrimination from both sides, Tamils and Singhalese alike. For the sake of our future generations, let us learn from our mistakes and not repeat them.”

        Thank you for talking such good sense A Rivendra. I had noticed these tendency in debates about the Sri Lanka situation and it reminded me of the Irish. When Lloyd George was holding peace talks with the Irish rebels in 1921, he remarked in exasperation “I can’t stop them talking about Cromwell”. Jonathan Powell said a similar thing about Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams in more recent times.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 10, 2012, 10:46 am
    • Great intervention!

      Posted by Chandra Goonewardene | March 11, 2012, 3:37 am
  31. What a joke. It’s just a DEAD Body..!!!!! Where are the prooff of rape…?????? And they are accusing for rape murders only based on one dead woman ?????? What about numerous cases of child rape and forced soldier committed by the LTTE ?????

    Posted by UMF | March 10, 2012, 1:45 am
  32. “WikiLeaks: Gota Has Been Punishing Army For Rape And Murder”
    http://colombotelegraph.com/2012/03/10/wikileaks-gota-has-been-punishing-army-for-rape-and-murder/

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO????????

    Posted by Raja Hevawasam | March 10, 2012, 3:00 am
  33. This is clearly a doctored and stage managed picture. A bad effort by Donald Gnakone and his Goebellian PR machine that is circulating make believe pictorial stories in a desperate attempt to discredit Sri Lanka.

    1. The underwear (nickers) worn by the girl is a very upmarket lengerie, not the type of under garments typically worn by Tamil girls in the North buffeted by 30 years of LTTE trade blockade there.

    2. The white lace material shawl, is so pristine white, and new , and also Jaffna girls never wore such shawls in the Wanni during the war.

    3. The sun and the heat was tremendous and hot and scorching in the Wanni that one of the girls seem to have worn sun block right through her life in the north ( ?) for her skin does not reflect any sun burns and the complexion is too white, and not tanned.

    4. The soldier is wearing Hindu wrist bands given from kovils and no Pirith Noolas, which is what most of the Sinhalese soldiers wore, and also the yellow wrist band is a rubber band and not the API we hewn API wrist band.

    5. The fake red blood is seen in the discoloured two tone red and near pinkish red dye that has been added.

    The foregoing are the first observations on these doctored stage managed pictures. Time for the world to realize that they are been manipulated.

    Posted by Enid wirekoon | March 10, 2012, 4:56 am
    • 1. The person in that picture is Issapriya, who was well off, given her important position in the LTTE

      2. The shawl is not pristine white

      3. Only in the first picture, the torso and the legs appear white (which makes sense, given Issapriya’s high position as news reporter in the LTTE) But in the third picture, the face and arms are tanned, which is consistent with exposure to the sun

      5. The blood and the mud have mixed, forming a color different from pure blood.

      Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 3:22 pm
      • Actually, in all the photos of Issapriya, the arms and face are considerably tanned, which is consistent with exposure to the sun. If she wore sun block, as you claim, the face would not be that color.

        Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 3:26 pm
  34. These pictures emerged three years ago. They are terrorists, female cadres. There is no evidence of rape or abuse. They are dead bodies. These pictures reappear again and again because it is HUMAN RIGHTS carnival time at UNHRC for butchers of civilians. It is time to start a new massacre-project. We have seen mountains of carnage for the last 10 yrs by US-EU coalition who always escape without accountability or allegations of war crimes but now pressurizing Sri Lanka for accountability for defeating mos ruthless terrorists by a tiny nation by its own. Super powers in a coalition (US-EU) suppress the tiny nation, Sri Lanka for victory against the number one terrorists-LTTE, because the tiny nation did what they as a coalition of super powers couldn’t do. They could only boast of unaccomplished missions in front of banners saying “Mission Accomplished”

    Here is a statement of a soldier I like to agree with about the nude pictures:
    ““I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way, and we did make crude juvenile jokes. We were all just 19 or 20 years old, and you joke about everything if you don’t wanna go insane. Many of us had never even seen a real naked woman before, so obviously we commented, even though they were dead. It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.” – David Blacker (ex-soldier, Sri Lankan Army)”

    Posted by noealaminsl | March 10, 2012, 11:00 am
    • Only a total idiot would believe that the soldiers only made a joke about the corpses. Much more than that occurred, which is evident from the pictures themselves. There is plenty of evidence of rape and abuses.

      Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 1:37 pm
      • But it is NOT evident, Unterklokommandant Heshan. I have asked you repeatedly to point out the sign s of rape. Were the males raped too? Was your boyfriend Prabha raped too in his jungy? Thank you for posting that statement of mine again, which makes it clear no sexual crime was committed.

        Can anyone here point to the signs of rape in those pictures? Do you even know what the signs would be? If you cannot point them out, then you really are just talking nonsense.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 10, 2012, 6:44 pm
      • David Blacker, What’s the proof that you were not rapist while serving the Srilankan armed forces?

        Posted by bhoor | March 10, 2012, 9:42 pm
      • Excellent observation, Bhoor.

        By the way, does anyone else have a theory to describe why a woman would have her hands tied and her undergarments removed, if she was not raped? If they do, then I would like to nominate them for the “Darwin Award for Stupidity”, to be awarded jointly with David Blacker.

        http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/31280-darwin-awards-for-stupidity-announced

        Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 3:58 am
      • Bhoor (intuitive pseudonym that), what is the proof you are not a rapist? Or that Observer/Heshan/Nihal is not a white supremacist pedophile? There is none.

        Unterklokommandant Heshan, I will repeat what has been repeated many times but ignored by multiple Darwin Award winners such as yourself.

        The clothes of the dead are usually cut off so that the corpses may be searched for weapons, explosives, and documents. POWs and wounded are similarly stripped to avoid incidents such as the suicide bomber who killed the refugees at Vavuniya. This is done routinely by both sides, regardless of whether the dead are male or female. If there is time, and if the clothes are not in shreds, the bodies are sometimes redressed, especially if they are to be photographed for the media. If not, they are simply disposed of as they are. Often, uniforms are taken away for intelligence units to examine rank badges and unit patches. Prisoners are then provided with blankets or other pieces of available clothing. In the pictures above, it is impossible to tell if the women were naked when they were killed, but this is unlikely given that one cannot walk around with your underwear around your knees. Clearly, the clothes have been loosened or removed post-mortem for the benefit of pictures.

        This answer is not going to change regardless of how many times the question is asked or how loudly rape is screamed by retards such as Observer.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 10:59 am
      • You left out the most important part, Blacker:

        After the soldiers are done abusing the corpses (taking cell phone pictures, having intercourse with, poking it with sticks, enjoying the “first experience with a naked woman” – your exact words! – then the bodies are driven at low speed through the town for the viewing pleasure of the residents:

        Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 3:50 pm
      • ” the “first experience with a naked woman” – your exact words! “

        No, those are NOT my words, Unterklokommandant Heshan. Why are you lying? Haven’t you claimed to be a follower of Jesus? Does He teach us to lie? Also, there is no sign of those women being driven through towns as you claim. Again, why are you making up stuff? As usual, you make sure that the actual subject will not be discussed, but derailed into discussing your masturbatory fantasies. Good job; perhaps the GoSL is paying you like they do Ranil W, to make sure the opposition will always be inept and appear stupid. 😀

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 4:58 pm
  35. It’s a shame that that wonderful human being “VELU” is not with us anymore..Bloody disappointed! Gota bad.Mahinda bad.But our Velu, very good..Where was this ALL MIGHTY GOD?SLA bad.But our holy “Velu”: very good.RIP!Ha ha ha any takers to accompany me to Nandikadal?We should hang Mahinda and Gotta for killing that wonderful human being one and only”VELU”.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 10, 2012, 11:09 am
  36. THevidiya pasanga….Sathyama ivanungala nadu road la saagadikkanum cha…..

    Posted by mad | March 10, 2012, 12:43 pm
  37. Very nice photos!But not enough.How about nude photos of Monika Lewinsky?Pl give us more.Hope that the old bag Hilary wouldn’t mind.CT give me real porn.Pl give me erotic stories of Uncle Bill playing with the cigar.Oh! forget about that change man Obama.Pl give us something about god fearing Bill and Monica.Uncle Bill is a very nice guy!CT pl give us more porn now that the Ealam dream is all over.Lets all enjoy.Pl give us more nude pictures.How about that old bag Camilla?At least can you give us some sort of sexy photos of Ms Sunilla?Pl.Pl give me juice pictures.Otherwise i will turn to Play Boy.But still i am upset over the death of that wonderful human being “Velu”.

    Posted by Max Silva | March 10, 2012, 3:15 pm
  38. The war criminal David Blacker does not believe any of the women in the pictures were raped. Out of 107 responses, only 1 other person agrees with him. Perhaps there is hope for Sorry Lanka after all!

    Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 8:02 pm
    • I have not said I believe anything of the sort; what I have said is that there is NO proof in the pictures that they were raped. I have repeatedly asked you to point out the signs of rape on the body. You remain silent on the matter, proving my point that there is no such sign.

      Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 11:03 am
  39. Photos like these are pornographic. The men who enjoy the pictures are the same as those who enjoy raping and killing. It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity. If you had any part in these acts, you are the worst possible kind of human being. And by the way, raping and killing a person is worse than peeing on a corpse.

    Posted by Peggy Trawick | March 10, 2012, 8:06 pm
    • Exactly my point. If you enjoy abusing a corpse of the opposite gender in any sort of way, whether its making a joke or poking it with a stick, then chances are you also enjoy raping and killing. David Blacker has admitted he enjoyed making rude, derogatory jokes about (nude) corpses while he was a soldier; therefore, we can conclude that chances are high he also engaged in systematic raping and killing, or at the very least, was an accessory to such behavior. One need not doubt that such behavior was the official policy of the Sri Lankan Army; 107 Sri Lankan soldiers were kicked out of Haiti for exploiting underage girls.

      Posted by Observer | March 10, 2012, 9:27 pm
      • Corporal Donald Payne served a year in prison for beating to death an Iraqi hotel receptionist. Whatever about what the Gage Inquiry decide, his superior officers got off scot-free. If a few SLA personnel were sentenced to short prison terms I doubt if you would be satisfied. Rumsfeld might have apologised about Abu Ghgraib but shouldn’t he have been jailed?

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 11, 2012, 4:32 am
      • Peggy:” If you had any part in these acts, you are the worst possible kind of human being.”

        And what sort of human being falsely accuses another of such crimes without any proof. Was I present when those pictures were taken? No. Have I said I was? No. And yet you persist in suggesting that I had some part in it. If you have any decency, you will apologize and take that comment back.

        Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer (white supremacist, pedophile, and Holocaust-denier): :If you enjoy abusing a corpse of the opposite gender in any sort of way, whether its making a joke or poking it with a stick, then chances are you also enjoy raping and killing.”

        So you’re saying it’s OK to do it to corpses of the same gender. Thank you for clarifying that for us.

        “David Blacker has admitted he enjoyed making rude, derogatory jokes about (nude) corpses while he was a soldier; therefore, we can conclude that chances are high he also engaged in systematic raping and killing, or at the very least, was an accessory to such behavior.”

        Since I have never made any such admittance, your comment is slanderous and deceitful, but something you’re well known for. So much for moderation on this site 😀

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 11:14 am
    • @ Peggy – both acts are disgusting and cannot be assessed in terms of their relativity. The US soldeirs who did that are equally as bad as their SL counterparts. I am surprised that a difference is sought to be made!

      Posted by Chandra Goonewardene | March 11, 2012, 3:39 am
      • But the US soldiers who did that have been reprimanded. Secondly, when it came to Abu Ghraib, the then US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld publicly apologized. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the American Army, although certainly guilty of some deplorable acts, is far more disciplined than the Sri Lankan Army – mostly because an American soldier cannot get away so easily with rape and murder, unlike his Sri Lankan counterparts, that abuse the EP and PTA

        Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 3:49 am
      • Here are just a few of the things done at Abu Ghraib:

        MURDER — “The prisoner Manadel al-Jamadi died in Abu Ghraib prison after being interrogated and tortured by a CIA officer and a private contractor. The torture included physical violence and strappado hanging, whereby the victim is hung from the wrists with the hands tied behind the back. HIS DEATH HAS BEEN LABELLED A HOMICIDE BY THE US MILITARY, BUT NEITHER OF THE TWO MEN WHO CAUSED HIS DEATH HAVE BEEN CHARGED. THE PRIVATE CONTRACTOR WAS GRANTED QUALIFIED IMMUNITY.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#Death_of_Manadel_al-Jamadi)

        RAPE & PEDOPHILIA — “Major General Antonio Taguba has stated that THERE IS PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF RAPE BEING CARRIED OUT BY AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNEL at Abu Ghraib. AN IRAQI TEENAGE BOY WAS RAPED BY A UNIFORMED MAN WHILE PHOTOS OF IT WERE TAKEN BY A FEMALE US MILITARY POLICE. Another photo shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner. Other photos show sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube, and a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts. TAGUBA HAS SUPPORTED PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DECISION NOT TO RELEASE THE PHOTOS, stating, “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#Raping_of_prisoners)

        Here are more details of RAPE & PEDOPHILIA at Abu Ghraib for which no one was even charged:

        In the Washington Post report, one detainee, Kasim Hilas, describes the rape of an Iraqi boy by a man in uniform, whose name has been blacked out of the statement: “I saw [name blacked out] FUCKING A KID, HIS AGE WOULD BE 15-18 YEARS. THE KID WAS HURTING VERY BAD AND THEY COVERED ALL THE DOORS WITH SHEETS. Then when I heard the screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [blacked out], who was wearing the military uniform putting his dick in the little kid’s ass,” Mr Hilas told military investigators. “I couldn’t see the face of the kid because his face wasn’t in front of the door. And the female soldier was taking pictures.” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/may/22/iraq.usa1)

        The report goes on to say: “Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, head of coalition forces in Iraq, issued an order last October giving military intelligence control over almost every aspect of prison conditions at Abu Ghraib with the explicit aim of manipulating the detainees’ “emotions and weaknesses”, it was reported yesterday. The October 12 memorandum, reported in the Washington Post, is a potential “smoking gun” linking prisoner abuse to the US high command. It represents hard evidence that the maltreatment was not simply the fault of rogue military police guards.”

        No one served over 7 years. And Rumsfeld apologized. US justice at its best.

        MAI LAI: Hundreds of women and children raped and killed. One junior officer served THREE MONTHS HOUSE ARREST.

        US justice served.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 11:17 am
  40. let the srilankan government go to hell…

    World should fight for their justice…

    let us together Pray for their soul to rest in peace.

    God will punish them…

    Posted by p.senthilmurugan | March 11, 2012, 4:56 am
  41. dammu thundu nadu srilanka .india onnu saentha paspam aieudum

    Posted by senthil kumar.m | March 11, 2012, 9:09 am
  42. Just to pray for those women to rest in peace, they die in such a shame way, but the world will never forget them. . I believe that one day those assault monster soldiers will be brought to justice by law and god law. People should respect to each other so all of us can live in peace!

    Posted by keonavann | March 11, 2012, 2:13 pm
  43. Observer ,you say that the US army is far more disciplined.How about this-Today a disciplined US soldier slaughtered 16 civilians in Afghanistan.The question here is who is more disciplined,The US army or the LTTE terrorists!

    Posted by Max Silva | March 11, 2012, 2:20 pm
    • Since that soldier acted by himself, it was most likely a case of PTSD. The interesting part is that he turned himself in right after the shooting.

      Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 10:06 pm
      • What is so interesting about it? And have you no become a shrink as well? We’ll no doubt see this killer go to jail for a couple of years and then carry on with his life. US justice indeed.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 12, 2012, 6:17 am
  44. Please stop talking about what the US did and what we did. Are we seriously interested about making things betetr in our own country for Sri lankans, Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims? Then we need to put our own house in order, We need to straighten out our judiciary and our Attorney General’s Dept. The matter ends there. Who the devil cares about the US??

    Posted by Chandra Goonewardene | March 11, 2012, 2:48 pm
    • Actually, SL can learn a lot from the US side. While the American response is usually lacking and just a cheap attempt to ward off bad publicity, the victims can still expect some kind of justice. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan response is zero . Total denial and cover-up. No apology or acknowledgment. The offending commanders are given diplomatic positions in Australia and New York. The soldiers themselves are never punished, even if identified, aka Trinco 5 incident. There is a bad diplomatic fallout that ensues from all of this (for example the Darusman Report and a Sri Lankan ex-general/ambassador being kicked out of Germany). It also makes Western foreign firms less likely to invest in the island. So not just the Tamils suffer when these brutes do their dirty work; there are long-term ramifications for the well-being of the island as a whole.

      Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 3:40 pm
      • To the contrary, in every single case brought against an SL soldier, stiff punishments have been meted out, often life in prison, or the death sentence. In comparison, the US gives them a slap on the wrist, and often promotes the villains. I have provided links to the most horrendous cases of rape, murder, and pedophelia which, in spite of eyewitness testimony and photographic evidence (the latter suppressed by Obama himself) are ignored. And yet, Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer defends this acts and praises them as “justice” 😀

        Your concern for the lack of foreign investment is so touching. My heart bleeds for you.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 5:07 pm
  45. Blacker, the Defense Ministry propagandist and war criminal, is spreading falsehoods abut Abu Ghraib in a desperate bid to make the Sri Lankan side look better.

    Blacker says: “No one served over 7 years.”

    In fact, the truth is as follows: “Specialist Charles Graner was found guilty on January 14, 2005 of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty, and maltreatment, as well as charges of assault, indecency, adultery, and obstruction of justice. On January 15, 2005, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank to private.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse

    Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 3:26 pm
    • Blacker says: “No one served over 7 years.”

      Nihal says:Graner “was sentenced to 10 years in prison”.

      On August 6, 2011, Graner was released from after serving six and a half years of his 10 year sentence.

      That is serving less than seven years Nihal.

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 11, 2012, 4:27 pm
      • Well, whatever Colman. How many soldiers were sentenced (at all) in the Trinco 5 incident? Or the CH4 tape? Or any of the following incidents, for that matter?

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        The following is a list of attacks/massacres of civilians attributed to armed groups under the control of the Sri Lankan government – Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and paramilitary groups (Home Guards/Civil Defence Force, EPDP, PLOTE, TMVP etc).
        [edit] Attacks in chronological order
        Attack / Massacre
        Date
        Location
        Death toll Perpetrators
        Sources
        Tamil conference incident (1974) January 10, 1974 Jaffna, Jaffna District 9 Police [1][2][3]
        Chunnakam market massacre March 28, 1984 Chunnakam, Jaffna District 10 Air Force [4][5][6]
        Othiyamalai massacre December 1, 1984 Othiyamalai, Mullaitivu District 29 – 32 Army [7][8][9]
        Mannar massacre (1984) December 4, 1984 Murunkan, Mannar District 107 – 150 Army [10][11][12][13][14]
        Valvettithurai massacre (1985) May 12, 1985 Valvettithurai, Jaffna District 46 – 70 Army [12][15][16][17]
        Kumudini boat massacre May 15, 1985 Sea off Jaffna District 23 Navy [18][19]
        Thambattai massacre May 17, 1985 Thambattai, Ampara District 23 Police (STF) [20]
        Killiveddy massacre (1985) May 30, 1985 Killiveddy, Trincomalee District 44 Police [21]
        Akkaraipattu massacre February 19, 1986 Akkaraipattu, Ampara District 80 Army [22][23][23][24]
        Prawn farm massacre / Kokkadichcholai massacre (1987) January 27, 1987 Kokkadichcholai, Batticaloa District 83 Police (STF) [25][26][27][28][29]
        Kalmunai massacre June 12, 1990 Kalmunai, Ampara District 160 – 250 Army [30][31][32][33]
        Veeramunai massacre August 12, 1990 Veeramunai, Ampara District 21 Home Guards [34]
        Eastern University massacre / Vantharamulai campus massacre September 5, 1990 Batticaloa, Batticaloa District 158 Army [35][36][20][37]
        Batticaloa massacre (1990) / Sathurukondan massacre September 9, 1990 Batticaloa, Batticaloa District 184 Army [17][38][39][40][41][42][20]
        Chavakachcheri market massacre October 9, 1990 Chavakachcheri, Jaffna District 12 Army [34]
        Kondaichchi massacre February, 1991 Kondaichchi, Mannar District 4 Army [34]
        Eravur massacre February 20, 1991 Eravur, Batticaloa District 6 Home Guards [34]
        Iruthayapuram massacre March, 1991 Iruthayapuram, Batticaloa District 11 Police [34]
        Nayanmar Thidal massacre April 12, 1991 Nayanmar Thidal, Tampalakamam, Trincomalee District 4 [43]
        Kokkadichcholai massacre (1991) June 12, 1991 Kokkadichcholai, Batticaloa District 152 Army [35][20][20][26][44][45][46][47]
        Polonnaruwa massacre April 29, 1992 Muthugal and Karapola, Polonnaruwa District 87 Home Guards, Police [20][48][49]
        Mylanthanai massacre August 9, 1992 Mylanthanai, Batticaloa District 35 Army [20][50][51][52]
        Paliyadvaddai massacre October 24, 1992 Paliyadvaddai, Batticaloa District 10-11 [53]
        Jaffna lagoon massacre / Kilaly massacre January 2, 1993 Jaffna Lagoon, Jaffna District 35 – 100 Navy [35][54][55][56][57]
        Vannathi Aru massacre February 17, 1993 Vannathi Aru, Batticaloa District 16 Army [20]
        Kalviankadu massacre July 27, 1993 Kalviankadu, Jaffna District 6 Air Force [58]
        Jaffna lagoon massacre July 29, 1993 Jaffna Lagoon, Jaffna District 19 Navy [58]
        Pulmoddai massacre May 6, 1995 Pulmoddai, Trincomalee District 5 Army [59]
        Navaly church bombing July 9, 1995 Navaly, Jaffna District 125 Air Force [60][61][62]
        Nagerkovil school bombing September 22, 1995 Nagerkovil, Jaffna District 39 Air Force [12][63][64]
        Kumarapuram massacre / Trincomalee massacre (1996) / Killiveddy massacre (1996) February 11, 1996 Kumarapuram, Trincomalee District 24 Army [45][65][66][67][68]
        Tampalakamam massacre February 3, 1998 Tampalakamam, Trincomalee District 8 Police, Home Guards [69][70][71][71]
        Puthukkudiyiruppu bombing September 15, 1999 Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu District 21 Air Force [72]
        Pallikuda bombing May 12, 2000 Pallikuda, Kilinochchi District 5 Air Force [73]
        Silivaturai massacre May 13, 2000 Silivaturai, Mannar District 5 Navy [73]
        Columbuthurai massacre May 15, 2000 Columbuthurai, Jaffna District 5 Army [73]
        Mirusuvil massacre December 20, 2000 Mirusuvil, Jaffna District 8 Army [74][74][75][76][77]
        Trincomalee massacre (2006) January 2, 2006 Trincomalee, Trincomalee District 5 Police (STF) [78][79][79][80][81]
        Allaipiddy massacre May 13, 2006 Allaipiddy, Jaffna District 13 Navy, EPDP [82][83][84]
        Pesalai Church attack June 17, 2006 Pesalai, Mannar District 6 Navy [85][86][87]
        Trincomalee massacre of NGO workers (2006) / Muttur massacre August 4, 2006 Muttur, Trincomalee District 17 Police, Home Guards [88][89]
        St. Philip Neri Church shelling August 13, 2006 Allaipiddy, Jaffna District 15 – 36 Army [90][91][92][93]
        Chencholai bombing August 14, 2006 Mullaitivu, Mullaitivu District 61 Air Force [94][95][96][97]
        Vaharai Bombing / Vaharai Shelling November 7, 2006 Kathiraveli, Batticaloa District 45 Army [98]
        Massacre at Thandikulam November 19, 2006 Thandikulam, Vavuniya 5 Police, Army [99][100][101]
        Padahuthurai bombing / Illuppaikadavai bombing January 2, 2007 Illuppaikadavai, Mannar District 15 Air Force [102][103]
        Tharmapuram Hospital shelling January 8, 2009 Tharmapuram, Mullaittivu District 7 Army [104]
        Vallipuram Hospital shelling January 22, 2009 Vallipuram, Mullaittivu District 5 Army [104]
        Suthanthirapuram shelling January 24, 2009 Suthanthirapuram Junction, Mullaittivu District 11+ Army [105]
        Udayaarkaddu Hospital shelling January 26, 2009 Udayaarkaddu, Mullaittivu District 12 Army [104]
        Puthukkudiyiruppu Hospital shelling February 1–3, 2009 Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaittivu District 9+ Army [104][105][106][107]
        Ponnambalam Memorial Hospital bombing February 5–6, 2009 Near Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaittivu District Up to 75 [104][105][107]
        Putumattalan Hospital shelling February 9–10, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 16+ Army [104][105][108]
        Putumattalan Hospital shelling April 9, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 22+ Army [104][109]
        Putumattalan Hospital shelling April 20, 2009 Putumattalan, Mullaittivu District 13+ Army [104]
        Valayanmadam make-shift hospital bombing April 21, 2009 Valayanmadam, Mullaittivu District 4-5 Air Force [104]
        Mullivaikkal Primary Health Center bombing April 28, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 6+ Army, Air Force [104]
        Mullivaikkal Primary Health Center shelling April 29, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 6 Army [104]
        Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling April 29, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 9+ Army [104]
        Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling April 30, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 9 Army [104]
        Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling May 1, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 27 Army [110]
        Mullivaikkal Hospital shelling May 2, 2009 Mullivaikkal, Mullaittivu District 68 Army [104][111][112]
        Mullivaikal Hospital bombing

        Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 5:05 pm
      • Observer Chimpanzee believes in Truthiness facts that confirm to his beliefs. Truthiness is a ‘truth’ that a person claims to know intuitively “from the gut” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts. (© Stephen Colbert)

        Observer Chimp’s Truthiness Facts

        “North Korea is not a member of the UN.”
        “US won the Vietnam War.”
        “Neither England nor Germany nor India have a President.”
        “Ranil Wickramasinghe wasn’t elected in 2001.”
        “Hitler actually won WW2.”
        “Japan doesn’t have a military.”
        “Humans evolved from chimps”. Ha ha ha ha!

        Posted by Mango | March 11, 2012, 5:08 pm
      • The US killing of civilians throughout the 20th and 21st centuries runs into MILLIONS, Unterklokommandant. The death toll for Rolling Thunder in Vietnam alone was over 200,000. But thanks again for derailing the debate from rape and murder into the EXACT SAME DEBATE we’ve had in every single thread you participate in — ie comparing who is worse, the US or SL. Inevitably, the millions the US has murdered and the handful it has convicted regularly prove you to be a fool 😀 But congratulations.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 11, 2012, 5:28 pm
      • The US killing of civilians throughout the 20th and 21st centuries runs into MILLIONS,

        Of course, if we use your statistics, such as the bombing of Dresden, the Vietnam War, and the atom bomb. But then, your statistics do not include the German bombing of London, the hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens that starved to death at Stalingrad and Leningrad, or the fact that the Japanese killed 30 million East Asians and were willing to sacrifice millions of their own people in case of an American land invasion. . The magnitude of your claims are based on such ridiculous unsubstantiated claims such as “the Japanese tried to surrender unconditionally,” which no mainstream historian will acknowledge .

        Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 5:37 pm
      • We are talking about unpunished crimes, Unterklokommandant Heshan. The Germans and Japanese were punished for their crimes. The US got away with impunity, and that is precisely my point 😀 Thanks for agreeing.

        EVERY mainstream historian has agreed that the atom bombs were unnecessary and indeed a war crime. I challenge you to link to a reputed historian who has published a recent justification for the atom bombs 😀 Predictably, you will now scuttle away in silence.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 12, 2012, 6:23 am
  46. These pix will be re-cycled and re-circulated with monotonous regularity around the time of any UN-instigated nonsense. That GoSL have still not managed to prosecute a few low-ranking soldiers for crimes committed during Eelam War 4 or even say “sorry” is indicative of their head-in-the-sand attitude. It allows Sri Lanka’s detractors to paint its entire armed forces as criminals. Rape cannot be defended under any circumstance. GoSL only have to follow US/NATO standard operational doctrine when dealing with these incidents.
    http://tinyurl.com/73cl4y2

    I agree wholeheartedly with A. Ravindra’s comments. But, legions of distraught Eelamists, supported by their unwitting allies in the international human rights fora, will ensure that their hypocritical cries for “accountability” will continue for years to come.

    Blacker’s already given chapter & verse on why bodies of dead LTTE are stripped before disposal. Laughing at dead bodies is not a war crime.

    Observer/Heshan/Nihal is a serial liar, fantasist, an apologist for world-class genocidal war criminals (like Adolf) and a certified moron whose pronouncements (see below) prove that his commentary on Sri Lanka’s wars deserve to met with utter contempt.

    Observer/Heshan/Nihal’s most cretinous statements include:

    “if the Muslims took responsibility for their own actions, torture would not be an issue.”
    “Torture is justifiable if there are laws that says it’s okay.”
    ..”Americans are very careful about who gets tortured..”

    Posted by Mango | March 11, 2012, 3:57 pm
  47. To have human rights, first you have to be HUMAN. Therefore, LTTE Terrorists do not have human rights. No one cried when child monks and women with children, and Muslims in prayer were butchered by LTTE terrorists. Silence western NGO’s and human rights campaigners made was deafening ath the time. Now let this be a deterent to any aspiring terrorist.

    Posted by Chaminda Tilakumara | March 11, 2012, 5:36 pm
  48. To the contrary, in every single case brought against an SL soldier, stiff punishments have been meted out, often life in prison, or the death sentence.

    The above statement is yet another profound observation from the unabashed GOSL propagandist David Blacker.

    The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE. (Ernst Haas)

    Posted by Observer | March 11, 2012, 5:54 pm
  49. This is a real lie. Those who are thinking that this is the situation in Sri Lanka come to Sri Lanka and see. These kind of news are generating by LTTE after they are defeated in the war. Don’t let them to misuse media. Come and see the truth.

    Posted by Chathura | March 12, 2012, 8:03 am
  50. An article in today’s UK Independent newspaper deals with a report of a survey by social networking site Mumsnet which shows a devastating scale of sexual violence against women. One in ten omen has been raped, and more than a third subjected to sexual assault. More than 80 per cent of the 1,600 respondents said they did not report their assault to the police, while 29 per cent said they told nobody – not even a friend or family member – of their ordeal. Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of respondents feel the media is unsympathetic to women who report rape, while more than half say the same is true of the legal system and society in general.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/unreported-rapes-the-silent-shame-7561636.html

    Posted by Padraig Colman | March 12, 2012, 8:18 am
    • What does that have to do with psychopathic Sri Lankan Army soldiers brutalizing helpless women? At least in the UK, the women can expect justice (at the very least they can run away). In SL there is no justice.

      Posted by Observer | March 12, 2012, 5:38 pm
      • “What does that have to do with psychopathic Sri Lankan Army soldiers brutalizing helpless women? At least in the UK, the women can expect justice (at the very least they can run away).”

        I posted the link to reinforce my contention that rape is a very serious matter, certainly not a matter for humour or machismo gloating, wherever it happens.

        If you sincerely believe that in the UK women can expect justice you have totally misunderstood the point of the survey. The survey strongly reinforces the already known fact that in the UK abused women cannot expect justice. Rape is severely under-reported because women are afraid of their abusers and they don’t trust the police or the courts.

        It must be a comfort to these poor women to know that you believe they are better off because they can run away. Another point made by the survey is that the abusers are usually known to the abused – not some psychopathic stranger lurking in an alley.

        This does not, of course, in any way excuse the behaviour of “psychopathic Sri Lankan Army soldiers brutalizing helpless women”.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 5:28 am
      • Look at it another way.

        Rape is a terrible crime whatever country it happens in.

        Because one in ten women in the UK have been raped that does not mean that it is OK for Sri Lankan soldiers to commit rape.

        However, are the SLA soldiers more “psychopathic” than the UK rapists?

        Should the Sri Lankan government go to the UNHCR and demand that sanctions should be instituted against the UK government because one in ten UK women have been raped and the justice system has failed those women allowing their abusers impunity?

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 8:00 am
    • If you believe women in the UK cannot expect justice from the courts or police, you are certainly entitled to your view, but there is very little data to back up your claim. Dr. Pradeep Jagenathan has just written an excellent piece on the nature of sexual abuse in the Northern part of the country; basically, given the socio-economic deprivation of the region and the near-total absence of any effective law and order mechanism, it is the ideal playground for rapists. There is a very high positive correlation between crime and poverty.

      Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 12:29 pm
      • “If you believe women in the UK cannot expect justice from the courts or police, you are certainly entitled to your view, but there is very little data to back up your claim.”

        Thank you for allowing me to be entitled to my opinion.

        What about discussing the particular data that I cited? I do not always trust such “research” myself. I worked in child protection in the UK and interested parties like NSPCC were prone to distort the data for their own purposes (including fundraising).. If you challenge this particular data please say so but do not deny that data is available.

        “Dr. Pradeep Jagenathan has just written an excellent piece on the nature of sexual abuse in the Northern part of the country; basically, given the socio-economic deprivation of the region and the near-total absence of any effective law and order mechanism, it is the ideal playground for rapists. There is a very high positive correlation between crime and poverty.”

        Dr Jagenathan is my esteemed colleague and fellow columnist on The Nation newspaper. I always read his articles with great interest. I don’t believe he used the words “ideal playground of rapists”. He does say: “But I do wish to underline the complex, multi faceted terrain of relations which overlays a broken social structure. Simplifying all this to make an easy, sound bite friendly, political point, does a disservice to the serious issues at stake.”
        His analysis was more subtle than yours: “The break down can be attributed to wild swings in explicitly and implicitly enforced social norms, given a pre war, and war time social structure which saw an intertwining of both extreme patriarchal and puritanical ideologies.” He also says: “There is also a sense now among many who live and work in the north that women are not scared of the army like before and the army is not seen to openly engage in violence against women”.

        If, indeed, you are correct in saying that there is a link between poverty and the incidence of rape, could the socio-economic deprivation of the northern part of the country have anything to do with the fact that it was under the jackboot (or Bata slipper) of the LTTE for so long? Let us hope that things will improve from now on.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 1:13 pm
    • > Because one in ten women in the UK have been raped

      Good attempt to whitewash the GOSL yet again, Padraig. Why don’t you give the exact breakdown of the criteria for rape?

      But where the ‘survey’ includes a woman being kissed by a co -worker defined as sexual assault

      Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 2:31 pm
      • Also Padraig, the incidence of rape and other crimes in LTTE controlled areas was zero. If there was poverty, it was because of the embargo on essential items imposed by GOSL.

        Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 2:35 pm
      • Do you really believe that?

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 3:07 pm
      • I don’t understand what point you are making here. My unwavering point is that rape is a terrible crime which must be punished even if the perpetrators are members of the Sri Lankan Army.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 3:06 pm
      • Do I believe that the LTTE didn’t engage in rape? Yes. And that rape was virtually zero in LTTE controlled areas? Yes. These are well-known facts, although I’m sure there are a few exceptions, as with anything. The point is that for the Tamils, the law and order situation was much better under the LTTE than the SLA.

        Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 3:47 pm
      • Observer/Nihal/Heshan says:

        “Do I believe that the LTTE didn’t engage in rape? Yes. And that rape was virtually zero in LTTE controlled areas? Yes. These are well-known facts, although I’m sure there are a few exceptions, as with anything. The point is that for the Tamils, the law and order situation was much better under the LTTE than the SLA.”

        Where is your data to support this bizarre assertion? (I notice that I am using the word “bizarre” a lot in my dealings with you).

        It depends what you mean by “law and order”. I once met a man in Belfast who had great difficulty in walking because the Provos had shot him in the kneecaps. The Provos claimed to be policing the Catholic community but often they were using intimidation to protect their own criminal enterprises.

        http://pcolman.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/terrorism-business-politics-and-ordinary-decent-criminals/

        The mafia operate in much the same way.

        I believe the Taliban are quite big on law and order also.

        You know, it is possible to make legitimate criticisms of the Sri Lanka government and army without glorifying Prabhakaran and fantasising about the LTTE.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 14, 2012, 2:49 am
  51. @ David Blacker

    “the disarray of the clothes do not necessarily indicate rape, and I would say it even precludes it. Unless the suggestion is that the women were raped where they lie and then shot (an unlikely event), the underwear positions indicate that the disarrangement of the clothes happened post-mortem (it would be impossible for a prisoner to walk with underwear around their knees). The most likely scenario is that the women were killed in combat and then stripped for searching, or that they were executed and then stripped for photos.”

    how do you explain the handcuffs?

    Posted by Padraig Colman | March 12, 2012, 3:46 pm
  52. All very fair women. No? Were they brought from Assam or Nagaland? Could not be from north or east of Shri Lanka.

    Posted by NAga kanya | March 12, 2012, 4:08 pm
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  54. I found this link through a friend. I follow such links with the intention to keep myself apprised of world affairs. I followed this blog all the while listening to people debate semantics’s on the authenticity of the photos. When all I could do was think about the ladies in the photos…how horrific their deaths were and why? It disturbs me that so many of you seem to be missing the point. No wonder the world is in the shape it is. May God rest their souls and may we all pray for peace. Please see the underlying issue here; so the next pictures are not your mothers, sisters, girlfriends and wife’s ect. If not please at least find something better to do with your time.

    Posted by Cynthia Wise | March 13, 2012, 1:35 am
  55. WAR HERO’S?

    more like disgusting murdering animals.

    The defenders of murders point to the US, but hey, that does not take the shine off these animals.

    Posted by Dushy Ranetunge | March 13, 2012, 7:46 am
    • Crimes committed by US do not excuse crimes committed elsewhere.

      Posted by Padraig Colman | March 13, 2012, 8:01 am
    • The bigger animal accusing the little animal of being an animal. Logic?

      Posted by David Blacker | March 13, 2012, 10:10 am
    • The defenders of murder point to American atrocities in 1945 and 1960 to defend their actions in 2009, which is rather absurd.

      Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 12:23 pm
    • But the vast majority of the perpetrators in the US cases have been punished, which is really what matters. Can you give the name of a single Sri Lankan soldier who has served 2 days in prison for rape or murder?

      Posted by Observer | March 13, 2012, 2:21 pm
      • “But the vast majority of the perpetrators in the US cases have been punished, which is really what matters”

        Firstly, the vast majority have NOT been punished; secondly, if the punishment is a joke in comparison to the crime, justice most certainly has not been done.

        “Can you give the name of a single Sri Lankan soldier who has served 2 days in prison for rape or murder?”

        Nothing could be easier. In fact, instead of the ONE name you request, i’ll give you EIGHT; I’ll even throw in a cop. And instead of the two days you ask for, i’ll show you sentences ranging from 20 YEARS to the DEATH SENTENCE:

        The court case against eight soldiers (Somaratne Rajapaksa, R. J. M. Jayasinghe, A. S. P. Perera, W. A. W. Alwis, D. G. Muthu Banda, D. M. Jayathilake, D. V. I. Kumara and A. P. Nishantha) and a policemen (G. P. Priyadarshana) for the rape and murder of Krishanti and murders of Rassammah, Pranavan and Kirupakaran in Chemmani on or around 7 September 1996 began on 18 November 1996 at the Colombo High Court. All nine were found guilty on 3 July 1998. Six (Somaratne Rajapaksa, R. J. M. Jayasinghe, G. P. Priyadarshana, A. S. P. Perera, D. M. Jayathilake and D. V. I. Kumara) were sentenced to death. The three others (W. A. W. Alwis, D. G. Muthu Banda and A. P. Nishantha) were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and fined 50,000 rupees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaratne_Rajapakse#Case )

        Keep it up, Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer. You are the greatest asset in showing how useless US military justice is 😀

        Posted by David Blacker | March 14, 2012, 5:37 am
      • The cover-up of the Chemmani Mass Graves that Blacker refers to is well-known.

        The points we make are: (1) The convicted soldiers were in the custody and control of the Sri Lankan government for 11 months (Once they were convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to death by the judge, they were taken to a prison in Colombo), and (2) The Sri Lankan government had a vested interest in covering up the mass graves. The Sri Lankan government has every reason to “persuade” these soldiers to cooperate with it to cover up the mass graves issue. What can the government do to persuade them to cooperate? After all, these men were under death sentence. What further threat can they make?

        We do not know much about the lives of those soldiers in prison but for one small glimpse from reports reaching the human rights group Amnesty International. One of the soldiers in prison was Lance Corporal Somaratne Rajapakse. The prison guards asked him to sign a statement that he was emotionally disturbed at the time he revealed the mass graves to the court and that those statements were false. When he refused, he was beaten up by prison guards.

        In addition to beatings and torture of the soldiers to put pressure on them to help with the cover up, the government could also threaten the lives of the children, wives and parents of the soldiers if they do not cooperate. This could be a great persuasion on these soldiers to cooperate because they know very well how cold-blooded Sri Lankan security personnel could be with innocent civilians. After all, they raped and murdered an innocent teenager and then murdered her relatives and neighbor who came to inquire of her! So there is ample opportunity for the Sri Lankan government to persuade the soldiers to cover up the mass graves issue.

        How can the soldiers help in a cover up? After all, they have already revealed to the entire world the existence of mass graves. There is one way they could help the Sri Lankan government come out smelling like roses in front of the entire world. The soldiers could identify a wrong site as the location of the mass graves. Yes, they had already told the court that the graves were located near Chemmani village but still they could point out a place near Chemmani but still away from the real site of the mass graves. We believe that this was what happened.

        The Sri Lankan government went out with great fanfare with foreign observers and reporters to excavate this false site. Naturally they did not find 400 bodies there. They found 15 bodies. It must have been a peripheral location where some bodies were buried. Remember that a body was found at the stadium grounds in Jaffna (Chemmani is also in Jaffna). Sri Lankan soldiers did not bury all the murdered Tamil civilians in the Chemmani mass graves. Bodies are also buried here and there all over Tamil areas under Sri Lankan army control. A few skeletons have, in fact, been found here and there during the past few years. It would be impossible to locate every such burial place.

        http://www.tamiltribune.com/00/0201.html

        Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 5:56 am
      • ROFL. Back to the goalpost shifting. Heshan asks for a name. I provide NINE. Heshan now complains that it took 11 months.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 14, 2012, 7:16 am
      • The Mai Lai massacre took place in 1968. It took until 1971 (48 months of cover up) before the court martial took place. Brigade commander Henderson who was charged with covering it up was acquitted.

        There are cover-ups in every atrocity (case in point the US’ most recent atrocity — the murder of 16 civilians in Afghanistan — 11 of the bodies were burned in the cover up)

        The point is that unlike in the US, SL hands out stiff sentences to the guilty. Whether it happened in 1998 or not is immaterial.

        Don’t shift the goalposts when you’re trapped, Unterklokommandant 😀

        Posted by David Blacker | March 14, 2012, 7:25 am
  56. Furthermore, as pertains to the Chemmani Mass Graves, one should ask the following: how many commanding officers were imprisoned or even given a demotion? The answer is 0 . In fact, war criminal Janaka Perera, a central figure behind the Chemmani Mass Graves, was given a diplomatic position in Australia.

    At least 540 people disappeared after the SLA recaptured Jaffna in 1996; in his testimony before the Supreme Court, Lance Cpl. Somaratne Rajapakse stated that he could point to the location of 300-400 bodies. Now, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that 8 people didn’t kill 400 people. Neither does it take to figure out that 540 people don’t disappear from a tightly controlled environment unless permission is given from the top. The conclusion then is that the 8 people who were “convicted” in the Krishanthy K. rape and murder were simply scapegoats; the results of 11 months of international pressure to “do something,” and a desire on the part of the higher-ups to save their own skin.

    UTHR has covered this issue in depth, including the cover-up , which Blacker makes no mention of: http://www.uthr.org/SpecialReports/spreport12.htm

    Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 6:10 am
    • Did I mention that Blacker has to go back to 1998 to find a conviction? So by Blacker’s own admission, no Sri Lankan Army soldier was disciplined for more than a decade.

      Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 6:14 am
      • Fonseka got off with a reprimand for a rape on Christmas Day 1975 (according to Asian Tribune which Colombo Telegraph has discredited).

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 14, 2012, 7:01 am
    • Can you provide evidence of Janaka Silva’s involvement in the rape? Have charges been brought against anyone for the mass graves? Can you point to evidence that would implicate Janaka Silva or anyone else in that crimes?

      You asked me for the name of a soldier convicted of rape or murder. I have done so. Why are you now talking about a different crime? Can you show me any cases of mass murder in SL for which soldiers have been acquitted or given light sentences?

      I selected the Krishanthi Kumaraswamy case because you asked for a murder/rape case. If no one has been charged since then, how can you suggest that soldiers have been acquitted or let off lightly? The point is that no SL soldier charged with such a horrible crime has ever been let off lightly or acquitted. In the US, practically EVERY such soldier charged has got off lightly.

      Keep it up, Heshan; as I told you on Groundviews, you certainly do the GoSL a great service because of your inability to put together a coherent attack.

      Posted by David Blacker | March 14, 2012, 7:34 am
    • “UTHR has covered this issue in depth, including the cover-up , which Blacker makes no mention of”

      But you didn’t ask for details of the crime; only the names of those convicted. I provided the link to Wiki which covers it in full.

      I’m still waiting for you to provide the names of US servicemen sentenced for more than ten years on similar crimes in the last FIFTY years. 😀 Predictably, you’ll be silent on this.

      Posted by David Blacker | March 15, 2012, 7:07 am
  57. For those to whom Observer denied being “Heshan” on Groundviews, here is what he said about Chemmani in December 2010:

    “Despite Somaratne Rajapakse and others involved in the murder of KK directly implicating Srilal Weerasooriya, Janaka Perera, Lionel Ballage, etc., none of the latter three were ever reprimanded, found guilty of any wrongdoing, or given demotions.”

    Almost a verbatim copy of which he has just posted above, proving he is indeed the same troll. Do check out the rest of the thread from which he will presently copy and paste here: http://groundviews.org/2010/11/28/the-big-lie/

    Posted by David Blacker | March 14, 2012, 7:46 am
  58. By Blacker’s own admission, no Sri Lankan Army soldier has been disciplined for more than a decade

    Also, Blacker has no idea that there was an international campaign against Janaka Perera to highlight his war crimes.

    Gen Perera was one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent army officers and held the command of government forces in the Jaffna peninsula, a Tiger stronghold, in the mid-1990s.

    The Tamil community accused him of being responsible for hundreds of deaths and the torture of Tamils in the region during the period.

    The human rights group Amnesty International raised similar concerns.

    After retiring from the army, Gen Perera served as Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Australia and ambassador to Indonesia.

    His appointment as the envoy to Australia in June 2001 sparked protest demonstrations in Sydney.

    More than 300 Tamils protested outside the Australian parliament accusing Gen Perera of “war crimes”.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7653945.stm

    By Blacker’s logic, “Heshan” must be writing for bbcsinhala and Amnesty International.

    In any event why does Blacker go to extreme lengths to defend Janaka Perera? Is it because Blacker was in the area at the time and participated in some of the war crimes?

    After all, who would be so willing to defend a war criminal except another war criminal?

    Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 2:00 pm
    • “By Blacker’s own admission, no Sri Lankan Army soldier has been disciplined for more than a decade”

      No, I never said that, so please don’t continue to lie 😀 You asked me for the name of a soldier given a sentence over 2 days. I gave you NINE names of soldiers with sentences ranging from 20 years to death. Now that you had your arse kicked, you’re changing your story.

      Can you point out any US soldier who has got a similar sentence on those charges in FIVE decades? 😀

      “The Tamil community accused him of being responsible for hundreds of deaths and the torture of Tamils”

      The Tamil community has made many accusations against many people; it doesn’t mean they are true. I myself have accused you of being a rapist and a pedophile; so why are there no charges against you?

      “By Blacker’s logic, “Heshan” must be writing for bbcsinhala and Amnesty International.”

      I don’t think even the BBC or AI would hire ant-Semitic bigots, ignorant illiterates, or simple retards.

      “In any event why does Blacker go to extreme lengths to defend Janaka Perera? Is it because Blacker was in the area at the time and participated in some of the war crimes?”

      Firstly, can you show us where I have defended the general; and second, are you under the misapprehension that to request evidence on a nonsensical accusation is to defend? Thirdly, you yourself have gone to great lengths to excuse and defend the murder of Jews, and the Tiger acts of terrorism. Therefore, we must question whether you in fact have carried out racist acts of violence against Jews and SL civilians.

      “After all, who would be so willing to defend a war criminal except another war criminal?”

      Good question. Why are you defending Hitler and VP? The fact that you are defending both surely must mean that there is a connection between the two that has won your love and adulation for those men.

      Posted by David Blacker | March 15, 2012, 7:02 am
      • No, I never said that

        Welcome to the world of logic, Blacker. I asked you to give the name of a Sri Lankan soldier indicted for crimes in the North and East, and the best you could do is come up with an examle from 1998. 2011 – 1998 = 14, so it remains a fact that by your own admission no Sri Lankan Army soldier has been disciplined for more than a decade .

        Firstly, can you show us where I have defended the general

        This is what you said: To the contrary, in every single case brought against an SL soldier, stiff punishments have been meted out, often life in prison, or the death sentence .

        Janaka Perera oversaw the mass murder of 540 Tamils in 1996. A strong case was made against him by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, UTHR, and others. So either these charges are inconsistent (since we know you’re not a liar!) or else you’ve managed to whitewash the mass murder of Perera and all other Sri Lankan war criminals.

        Thirdly, you yourself have gone to great lengths to excuse and defend the murder of Jews, and the Tiger acts of terrorism.

        I have never defended the Holocaust or the Tiger acts of terrorism. The Holocaust was a barbaric crime against humanity, and the punishment was inadequate. In the case of the Tigers, while I do not agree with their methods, I can see why they chose to fight back, given that O-Level dropouts with less than average IQs such as yourself were willing to die to defend Mahavamsa mythology and, having been brainwashed by the monks at the village level, carried out every sort of atrocity against the Tamils for 30 years. The only thing I supported is the freedom of Tamils to decide their own future. Then again, what does a war criminal such as yourself know about freedom, except how to take it away?

        Posted by Observer | March 15, 2012, 2:20 pm
      • “Bound hands indicate restraint, not execution“.

        Looks like the bald, overweight, war criminal Blacker is trying to play semantic games. It’s easier to commit rape when the victim is restrained. Execution does not necessarily require restraint, as indicated in the latest CH4 tape, when the Tamil witness says Blacker’s fellow war criminal buddies fired rounds into random civilians at will.

        Posted by Observer | March 15, 2012, 6:12 pm
      • “Welcome to the world of logic, Blacker. I asked you to give the name of a Sri Lankan soldier indicted for crimes in the North and East, and the best you could do is come up with an examle from 1998.”

        No, that is not the world of logic. Here is a link to the meaning of the word so that you can understand it before you claim it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic Logic isn’t asking one question and expecting the answer to an unasked question. That’s called idiocy. It’s also a lie, since what you asked me for was the name of a soldier who had spent more than two days in prison for the crimes of rape or murder. Anyone with even your IQ should know that there are plenty of those. Now that your foolishness has been revealed, you want a recent conviction, despite the fact that NO American soldier has had a similar conviction recently or even in the last 50 years!

        Reminds me of the time you asked anyone on Groundviews to point out a US atrocity, and when Mai Lai was pointed out, you claimed it was too old to be relevant, while you yourself routinely use Hitler and the Nazis as examples without any sense of irony 😀 Maybe this’ll help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony

        I asked you to quote me defending Janaka Perera and you say: “This is what you said: To the contrary, in every single case brought against an SL soldier, stiff punishments have been meted out, often life in prison, or the death sentence .” 😀 How is that defending Janaka Perera? ROFL, are you saying that pointing out the facts in contrast to your fantasies is a defense? Ha ha ha.

        “Janaka Perera oversaw the mass murder of 540 Tamils in 1996. A strong case was made against him by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, UTHR, and others.”

        Can you quote (with links) anything from this “strong case” against the Janaka Perera? If you cannot, then under what pretext should the general have been charged?

        “I have never defended the Holocaust …”

        But you previously claimed that the Holocaust does not matter because it killed “only Jews”. You compounded this by dismissing quotes from what you called “Jewish websites”. You also introduced conspiracy theories that it was the Jews who were responsible for developing the atom bombs and dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You have also tried to belittle the Holocaust by suggesting that the Japanese were worse and killed more people than Hitler. All this taken together, represents a defense of anti-semitism and the Holocaust.

        “… or the Tiger acts of terrorism”

        But you have dismissed Tiger acts of terrorism as unimportant because traffic accidents claimed more casualties (logic = murder must be ignored because disease is worse). You have also defended Tiger atrocities against civilians by claiming that the border villagers were squatters. Taken together with your lengthy defense of Prabakharan amount to a defense of the Tigers and their methods.

        “In the case of the Tigers, while I do not agree with their methods, I can see why they chose to fight back”

        I too can see the latter, but you have defended the former, which is my point that you should there be accused of having perpetrated anti-Semitic crimes as well as terrorism.

        “The only thing I supported is the freedom of Tamils to decide their own future.”

        But I support that too. So where is our disagreement? Clearly, it is on method. Thanks for admitting that 😀

        “Then again, what does a war criminal such as yourself know about freedom, except how to take it away?”

        Given that you have failed miserably to prove me a war criminal, shouldn’t we therefore dismiss your claims of knowing what I am able to do or not do?

        Posted by David Blacker | March 16, 2012, 8:42 am
      • “Looks like the bald, overweight, war criminal Blacker is trying to play semantic games.”

        Looks like pedophile and rapist Observer/Heshan/Nihal is admitting his lack of intelligence.

        “It’s easier to commit rape when the victim is restrained.”

        Again, I will defer to your personal knowledge of rape technique, but are you saying that rape is impossible without restraint? If no, then you must logically admit that restraint doesn’t indicate rape, but only indicates restraint.

        “Execution does not necessarily require restraint”

        Where have I said that it requires restraint? 😀 Your inability to grasp plain English is dragging this debate down to a pedestrian pace, Unterklokommandant. I said restraint indicates execution. Do try and keep up.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 16, 2012, 8:52 am
      • I note that you also refuse to answer this question of mine: Can you point out any cases where SL soldiers have been set free or given minor convictions? I have already linked to several such US cases.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 16, 2012, 8:57 am
      • No, that is not the world of logic

        It’s called drawing an inference, Blacker. Inference is what allows one to go beyond mere black and white arguments (the only type that you seem to be capable of). It’s not something you learn on Wikipedia but at school. Perhaps if you had considered an alternative career path other than “war criminal”, you would’ve learned it.

        Anyway, this conversation is over. Your admission of guilt in the participation of war crimes and admission of the fact that no Sri Lankan soldier has been reprimanded for over 10 years has provided a most penetrating insight into the mindset of the hows and whys behind the criminal behavior of the typical SLA soldier.

        Posted by Observer | March 16, 2012, 1:33 pm
      • “It’s called drawing an inference, Blacker. Inference is what allows one to go beyond mere black and white arguments.”

        It’s called an incorrect inference: An incorrect inference is known as a fallacy. Philosophers who study informal logic have compiled large lists of them, and cognitive psychologists have documented many biases in human reasoning that favor incorrect reasoning. Since, as you’ve admitted many times, you missed out on a proper education, have a quick read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inference

        “Anyway, this conversation is over.”

        Haven’t you said that many times before; usually when you run out of ideas? What are you going to do now, change your name and try the same argument somewhere else? Good thing you won’t run out of pseudonyms as quickly as you run out of brain power 😀

        “Your admission of guilt in the participation of war crimes blah blah”

        An admission you can neither find nor quote, leading to the aforementioned fallacy 😀

        “and admission of the fact that no Sri Lankan soldier has been reprimanded for over 10 years yadda yadda”

        Superseded by your own admission that no evidence has been found to charge an SL soldier of a war crime, no proof exists against Gen Janaka Perera, and that no justice has ever been done for the victims of any of the US’ multitude of atrocities. Yes, thank you D

        Posted by David Blacker | March 17, 2012, 4:29 am
  59. If one wishes to understand the (criminal) mindset of the typical Sri Lankan Army soldier, look no further than Blacker. He believes its okay for soldiers to take (cell phone) pictures of female LTTE corpses, in various states of undress – as well as abuse the corpses in various other ways – because war is not “a polite tea party.” In fact, Blacker believes abusing the corpses has a therapeutic effect: to not engage in such behavior would result in a definite loss of sanity. In addition to explicitly mentioning that he himself has engaged in such behavior, Blacker has gone to go great lengths to defend his position. Now, the inference to be made here is that if this is how the dead were treated, the living could hardly have been treated much better. It is not a great leap of logic to conclude that torture, rape, murder etc. were perfectly acceptable behavior in the Sri Lankan Army, which is what Blacker is really trying to say. Neither is it a great leap of logic to infer that someone who believes such behavior amounts to a preservation of sanity, is no doubt guilty of the very same atrocious behavior.

    Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 2:16 pm
    • The above observations are made on the basis of the following quotation by Blacker. Read between the lines and surely you’ll reach a similar conclusion.

      “I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way, and we did make crude juvenile jokes. We were all just 19 or 20 years old, and you joke about everything if you don’t wanna go insane. Many of us had never even seen a real naked woman before, so obviously we commented, even though they were dead. It isn’t a polite tea party, but it isn’t a war crime either.”

      I find this line of particular relevance to the thread: “I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way.”

      In what way? Well, after seeing the pictures at the top of this article, we need not guess. The fact that the corpses were naked and Blacker and his buddies took the time to stand around making jokes about them should leave no room for doubt in the readers’ mind.

      Posted by Observer | March 14, 2012, 2:25 pm
      • “I find this line of particular relevance to the thread: “I myself have helped dispose of bodies in this way.””

        I’m not surprised. You found Adolf Hitler relevant to every thread you’ve commented in!

        “Well, after seeing the pictures at the top of this article, we need not guess.”

        But my comment was not made in reference to these pictures. It was made in reference to a clip of soldiers loading bodies onto a truck 😀

        “Blacker and his buddies took the time to stand around making jokes about them should leave no room for doubt in the readers’ mind.”

        Again, I never said we took time to do anything 😀 and the fact that only you seem to make this interpretation leaves no doubt about the sick mind you have (again, using the word “mind” rather generously!)

        It’s hilarious that to explain and interpret a 3-line statement taken out of context and edited of the rest of the statement Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer has to spend weeks and write reams of nonsense, and still cannot make it understood how he wishes it. Rofl. What a pathetic retard.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 15, 2012, 6:47 am
    • Lol, why are you cutting and pasting your comments in different threads? Was this your “cunning plan” you warned us of? 😀

      “believes its okay for soldiers to take (cell phone) pictures of female LTTE corpses in various states of undress – as well as abuse the corpses in various other ways”

      Where have I said this ever? 😀 Earlier, Padraig pointed out that your lack of a proper English education makes it difficult for you to distinguish between an explanation, a justification, and an excuse. We now have further confirmation of this ha ha.

      “In fact, Blacker believes abusing the corpses has a therapeutic effect: to not engage in such behavior would result in a definite loss of sanity.”

      As I responded already when you first made up this lie, I have never said this; and the fact that you cannot quote me doing so, proves it 😀

      “Now, the inference to be made here is that if this is how the dead were treated, the living could hardly have been treated much better. It is not a great leap of logic to conclude that torture, rape, murder etc.”

      Certainly that inference can be made if one is retarded and familiar with “jumping” in the dark 😀

      “which is what Blacker is really trying to say”

      Unfortunately, the fact that you need to add this explanation makes it clear that no one else but you interprets it that way 😀

      “Neither is it a great leap of logic to infer that someone who believes such behavior amounts to a preservation of sanity, is no doubt guilty of the very same atrocious behavior.”

      Wow, you’re confessing to be a rapist?</strong? I always suspected that you were at the receiving end of the penis; but thanks for making this clear. I shall quote you widely on this.

      Posted by David Blacker | March 15, 2012, 6:37 am
      • Also thanks for admitting that there is no sign of those women being executed:

        Unterklokommandant Heshan/Nihal/Observer: “Bound hands indicate restraint, not execution.

        Posted by David Blacker | March 15, 2012, 7:10 am
      • In “Blackadder” Baldrick’s “cunning plans” always turned out to be idiotic. New name for Nihal – Baldrick.

        Posted by Padraig Colman | March 15, 2012, 7:49 am
  60. @ Padraig:

    I must protest at Baldrick being associated with a racist nutjob like Observer/Heshan. Baldrick is the modern Sancho Panza, and is one of the great British comic creations. A seeming idiot who is in fact a symbol of sanity amongst the madness of his superiors. No, Heshan is channeling Wimal Weerawansa – a perfectly formed Sinhala Modaya 🙂

    Baldrick’s cunning plan for a bullet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACnqI1l4I9s

    Posted by Mango | March 15, 2012, 10:54 am
  61. @ David,
    There’s enough disturbing imagery of Observer/Heshan covered in Thala Thel with linguini stuffed down his shorts going to Jaffna carrying a copy of Bulldozer Monthly singing “Y.M.C.A” to uncover mass graves, without you adding to it 🙂 🙂

    Posted by Mango | March 15, 2012, 4:25 pm
  62. Looks like this thread has gone to the dogs. TIme to close it, mods?

    Posted by Pillai | March 16, 2012, 3:15 pm

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