The Sunday Leader

TNA Finds Contradictions In LLRC Report

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema

M.A. Sumanthiran

The TNA says the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has severely contradicted itself in the conclusion of its report.
TNA parliamentarian and Attorney M.A. Sumanthiran said the party was currently studying the full report and would make an official response once the examination is concluded.
However, Sumanthiran told The Sunday Leader that at first glance it was noticed that the Commission has severely contradicted itself by concluding that the civilians had not been deliberately targeted by the security forces in the final stages of the war.
He said that while the LLRC has claimed that the Commission had no mandate to investigate into any incident and has recommended independent investigations into certain issues, it had concluded that civilians had not been deliberately targeted and has commended the conduct of the armed forces.
“How can the LLRC come to such a conclusion without investigating into the matter?” he queried.
“The LLRC has contradicted itself by making such statements,” he added. Sumanthiran also noted another crucial factor in the LLRC report noted while reading through it.
“A crucial factor is the announcement made by the government that there were only 70,000 civilians in the conflict zone during the final stages of the war when official statistics at the time stated there was a population of over 400,000 civilians in the conflict zone at the time,” he explained.
According to Sumanthiran, it is an important issue that has not been dealt with in the LLRC report.
“The LLRC has commended the conduct of the armed forces and commented on civilian casualties without addressing this important issue,” he said.

24 Comments for “TNA Finds Contradictions In LLRC Report”

  1. Martin Thomas

    This is not the first time you find contradictions to Rajapakshe governments dealing to Tamil’s issue. If you look at the past record of the government. At times President will say something in public or to a visiting foreigner few days later government spokesperson will say just oppsit. Then the Priminister will say some thing then next time he will deniy saying that. Once they said we did not kill a single civilians during the war then they said may be some may have got killed in the cross fire. This contradictions is a continueous deceptions of the government to hoodwing the International countries.

    • Shan

      Mr. Martin Thomas,

      You have a good memory, Martin. Actually they try to hoodwing all other people in the world being real fools themselves. It’s ridiclous.

  2. Premakumar

    We are a nation of contradictions and of suppressing the truth. It is time the religious leaders of all denominations take a lead role in moulding our nation into a people of value. We are fast losing all our value systems with our political structures. So contradictions and half truths inb this report is not a surprise at all.

  3. Kamal

    Well said Sumanthiran.

    As the majority of the country believes that the LLRC report is nothing but a ‘Rajapakse’ report to safeguard themselves from all the atrocities that they have committed. I firmly believe in karma and will live to see in the not too distant future judgement on this despotic family and the judges who have given this report.

  4. gna

    Thanks sumanthiran.

    We know that you are an intelligent guy. Study well and Let us know the things in detail

  5. GOOCH

    this report is purely made by MR’s personal golayas and given to LLRC chairman to present , nothing new , so talking is no use , need action.

  6. Saro

    LLRC was appointed by the president to exonerate himself and his government of credible allegations of war crimes and violations of international laws and it has dutifully carried out its intended purpose. Adamantly insisting on 70,000 civilians when the then Government Agent of Mullaitivu District informed the world of more than 400,000 people were packed in the ‘safe zone’ was a very serious indication that the government wanted to starve and maliciously deny medical aid to the anguished people therein. LLRC has not bothered to explain this discrepancy because the purpose of the government is obvious as reported by the UN Expert Panel.

    • Sisira

      If TNA has any concern about the numbers it was their duty to give a submisson to LLRC at that time. They didn’t. The findings of the commission is based on the evidence and information it had. Any person could have given his or her submission. What TNA has said here is not a contracdiction. The commission did not have mandate to investigate to certain incidents. What commisson has done however concluding that those certain incidents had not taken place for any investigation. It is like police asking CID to invstigate a muder case. If there is no murder, there is nothing to investogate. What commisson has said there is no case to investigate, as many argue or assert.

  7. Ariya

    Oh, sure! Why, didn’t they write that the TNA was the puppy of Prabakaran? Do you find a contradiction that your murderous leader Prabakaran should be eliminated? Naturally, none of you have any self-respect. Don’t you know, the ‘civilians’ should know, where their loyalty was to be. If there were not a single soul in that “conflict zone”, so what?

    • Gamini

      Ariya, What the hell are you smoking??

    • Lanka Liar

      Bravo brother . I nominate you for the Mervin 2011 award. A few more like you is all Sl needs. Of course some rope and trees as well.

  8. LLRC report is prepared according to the wish of Mahinda Rajapakase. This report is prepared to fool the foreign countries. If anybody say that war crime is not committed by Srilankan armed forces during the conflict the whole world will not accept it. Who were these people who conducted the investigation. They are MR’s buddies. I have no faith in this report. The Tamils will never get justice from Srilankan government. The Sinhala regime will ill treat the Tamils until such time another Pirabakaran is borne. So I strongly recommend TNA not to involve with the government of Srilanka in any negotiation. It is going to be time wasting.

  9. PROF. KOPAN MAHADEVA

    I TOO AM STUDYING THIS REPORT NOW. THERE WAS A GLARING ERROR I DETECTED ON PAGE 32/407 PARA 2.3 ABOUT THE DUDLEY SENANAYAKE – CHELVANAYAKAM PACT. THE YEAR OF THAT PACT IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT AS 1957. I BELIEVE IT WAS 1965. ALSO THE THIMPU TALKS TOOK PLACE IN 1985, I BELIEVE. BUT THE REPORT GIVES IT VAGUELY AS MID-1980s. AND WHEREAS THERE ARE INDEED INTERNAL INCONSISTENCIES AND CONTRADICTIONS IN THE REPORT, IT HAS ALSO MADE SOME IMPORTANT AND USEFUL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT NEED TO BE IMPLEMENATED SOON. THESE ARE MY OVERALL COMMENTS AFTER A SUPERFICIAL FIRST BROWSING. I AM STUDYING IT FURTHER.
    – PROF. KOPAN MAHADEVA, LONDON

    • Lanka Liar

      Gopan
      Don’t take this seriously. This a story written in the Sri Lankan national language. Ie lying. Lie Lie and Repeated Cons

  10. B.Fernando

    This Report is nothing but a cover up to protect the real war criminals. Need not waste time even reading it.

  11. sensiv

    Horage ammagen “PENA AHALA”

  12. Sri

    There is a conflict of interest to begin with. In case there were war crimes committed by the military then the President who is also C-in-C of the Armed Forces becomes culpable. Same time, under the present constitutional arrangement the President is also Head of the Judiciary and served warrant on the former A-G to head the LLRC! How then can anyone appointed by the President find fault with the Head of State as impartiality of the Commissioner has been terribly compromised and in the process justice too has been severely compromised. No wonder the LLRC has given a more or less clean bill to the military under the C-in-C! The LLRC was thus fully compromised from the word ‘go’. Whether the UN and other parties will accept such a verdict seems in serious jeopardy.

  13. Azeez

    Ariya’s comments are interesting. He virtually concedes that Tamil civilians and TNA had their loyalty withh LTTE. Does he conclude that majority of Tamils want separation? If so what made them behave in this manner? If Sinhalese and specially Buddhist treated the Tamils fairly why would the Tamils want separation?

  14. Sun Shade

    some of the NGOs were in the conflict zone the last 2 weeks of this terrible war.The gosl kicked them out before the final onslaught and massacred more than 100 thousand civilians.
    why was not any one of those in the kicked out NGO”S called in to work with the LLRC report.
    well,no wonder moe descrapencies and mistakes and cover ups are to be found in this ‘cover up report’.
    Getting themselves more into the mud and squalor.

  15. anpan

    You can run but can not hide

  16. Shiva

    It is shame that the LLRC commended the war criminal armed forces and it is the biggest joke of the century!

  17. cabsklm

    This report should have been prepared by ruthless racist LTTE criminals (Diaspora) to get the correct picture. These murders Diaspora terrorist must be waste of time …do not even read this report….you Terrorist helped to kill all civilians by funding these ruthless terrorist. Now you want rest of these innocent Tamil civilians to get killed so that you can live in overseas with help of their wounds otherwise you get deported soon. Get a life criminals….

  18. Military never targeted the civilians. LTTE killed the fleeing civilians. The coward Prabakaran hide behind innocent civilians. What a coward he came with a white flag but he gave all all his people to keep Cyanide capsule.LTTE is still operating in Sri Lanka under the name TNA.

  19. Person like Nimwat is disgraceful to Srilanka. Look at what your President has done to War Hero- Sarath Fonseka. He took revenge. Today the Law is in the hands of Rajapakse. He decides the fate of the opponents. Rajapakse doesn’t give a damn about Tamils. He is a Sinhala racists and he wants is power to supress not only the Tamils but also the opponents.

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