Karuna should apologize

20 October 2010 02:33 pm - 81     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Olindi Jayasundera

Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan today said  Minister Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna should apologize for the massacre of 600 policemen that took place in 1990 in the east.

Pillayan made this comment when answering a question posed by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The LLRC asked Pillayan if he saw the need to apologize to the families of the policemen since his group was involved in the attack.

“I joined the LTTE when I was 16 years of age. If there is a person who should apologize it is Karuna since he was the leader of our group at that time,” he said.

  Comments - 81

  • Percy Mandawala Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:59 AM

    Card board heros further exposed to the public.

    Mr. Serious Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:59 AM

    Who accounts for the massacre of muslims at a mosque in the east during their congregational prayers?

    Prof Wickramatillake Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:14 AM

    Why apologise? He should be in jail. if SF can be sent to jail, whuy not this murderer?

    Abdul Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:02 AM

    Moral Of the Story: Even if you commit heinous crimes against humanity, you CAN become a Minister and vice-versa

    Ajith Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:45 AM

    A very serious alligation against the "Vice president of SLFP". Do the people still want to keep the king in power?

    azath Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:07 AM

    These 600 are only Muslims and Sinhalese letting loose Tamil police men should be considered any action thereof.

    Percy Mandawala Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:07 AM

    This revelation is a war crime which needs investigation. Justice should be done for the family members of the 600 Policemen died.

    Mr. Serious Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:33 AM

    Misguided? Karuna / Pillayan played their cards with MR and it worked for them. they are opportunists, don't try to white wash them.

    Hemal de Silva Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:17 AM

    Nonsense. He should either be tied to or hung from 600 trees near the parliament.

    Hemal de Silva Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:22 AM

    Please stop calling this murderer "Karuna". It is a disgrace to Buddhism. The Ven. Buddhist priests, at least those in parliament should take this up.

    Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:51 PM

    Pillian is indian spy. India working against the government.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 20 October 2010 02:51 PM

    Aney paw, boa pelayak.........

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:25 AM

    Not only apolotize, he should be jailed for life, for taking so many lives. But by some strange quirk of fate, General Fonseka who rid the country of this menace, is now suffering in jail.

    Siri Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:41 AM

    ali - Very true. Thank you.

    Balanceman Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:29 AM

    It might be true that Karuna had involved in killing of 600 policemen under the direction of Prabakaran - the biggest enemy of SL Govt. However, subsequently Karuna became the biggest enemy of Praba.
    So that biggest enemy's biggest enemy = Friend
    Therefore no issue !!!

    A Sri Lankan Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:10 PM

    This statement makes a mockery of the case against General Sarath Fonseka. The King and his cahoots stand naked.

    Tm Abay Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:55 AM

    How dare he insult patriot

    Duminda Silva Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:32 AM

    Thanks to CFA, LTTE lost the battle - IT IS THE TRUTH - THE BITTER TRUTH

    shane Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:11 PM

    so in our parliment these kind of pepole geting decions on our future.what a shame..can v proud about our Sri Lanka..SF in jail Karuna in parliment...

    spark Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:37 AM

    Apologising for the massacre of the policemen is immaterial, the culrpits need to be identified and given punishment according to the crime. The same goes for the massacre of innocent tamils in 1983 and during the last stages of the war, who also need to be publicly identified and punished for crimes against humanity irrelevant to their affiliations and positions in Government.

    Tm Abay Thursday, 21 October 2010 06:56 AM

    What if that Friend killed ur family

    Abdul Razeen Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:11 PM

    The pot calling the kettle black. He thinks he's different from Karuna? What a joke

    Appuhamy Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:11 PM

    I rest my case against SF.

    Appu Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:13 PM

    Pillayan, Do you realise you have undressed the King ?

    Gunda Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:14 PM

    All right... This is the last episode of LLRC.... There will be no report..

    Sajith Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:43 AM

    What about an apology from the cabinet of ministers who ordered those policemen to surrender to LTTE.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:44 AM

    Do not throw stones from a glass house.

    By the way I think these guys have already been pardoned for mass killing and believe it or not the pardons are from the same community. What a life . . . . Only time will tell

    Labby Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:16 PM

    would a mere apology absolve him ?

    mufa Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:16 PM

    both are tolet for apologizing ,

    sw Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:18 PM

    What apologize, he should be tried for cold blooded murder.

    Roshan Khan Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:53 AM

    That is the law in our country !!!

    You save the nation -- Jailed
    You kill the nation -- Rewarded

    M Chinthana ...

    whataload Thursday, 21 October 2010 02:54 AM

    Why always pointing at others. if this is all he said, than what is point in having him come in front of the LRRC?

    Fayad B Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:22 PM

    Karuna & you too should be tried under court of law
    for the massacre of 600 Policemen & Muslims in the mosque
    Your apology can't heal the pain of the loved-ones.

    bodhinath Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:22 PM

    Thanks, at last for telling the truth. It is not only Karuna but the people who had given him all the perks should also apologise from the widows, parents and children of these policemen. We would also like to see the reaction of the IGP whether he still consider these men as MIA or KIA.

    Roshan DW Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:23 PM

    Go on & do it..

    SAM Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:24 PM

    Well IGP Balasooriya, you are required to protect and 'sir' this murderer as required by your bosses. I wonder if you and other police and military persons are doing this willingly or not.

    fazlin Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:24 PM

    Sri lankans should be shame that karuna is living luxury life after doing all these crimes and SF is in jail for his heroic service to the Mother Lanka

    Lankan Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:25 PM

    Both of you'll need to apologise and even MR should apologise for appointing you'll as ministers....

    Viraj Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:19 AM

    Yes, If we think carefully we are the most ungrateful people of the world.

    Deshapria Thursday, 21 October 2010 03:19 AM

    If he apologizes, there will be court cases against him from the families of the murdered Policemen. 600 court cases!!!

    michi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:28 PM

    Mokada baba me wenasa awurudu 3 kata passe.

    Above the crowd Thursday, 21 October 2010 07:57 AM

    Can a citizen file a case against Karuna for killing 600 Policeman?

    dpl Wednesday, 20 October 2010 04:42 PM


    Asterix Wednesday, 20 October 2010 04:59 PM

    The cat is out of the bag. More cats will be out soon.

    Nihal Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:15 PM

    Hi Pillayan Dorai pl. tell this to our boss MR he thinks Karuna means mercy " always"

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:17 PM

    Thats why they say there is no honour among thieves (and murderers!). How could a mere apology pay for the sins committed by his erstwhile leader and himself. Looks like this is the end of the so called Truth commission too and the King appears to be really exposed this time.

    musnad Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:19 PM

    you too pillayan

    sam Wednesday, 20 October 2010 05:43 PM

    Everyone has his or her dark patches

    citizen1 Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:21 AM

    These two people don't need to apologize but instead should enter into a mental health institute to check on their brains as they must surely be fried!

    Sharma Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:05 PM

    It is a well known secret that thesse two guys helped the SL Government and the Army to defeat the LTTE, wioth the inside information and the locations. By stating this I am in no way defending these former terrorists.

    kumar Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:11 PM

    What an absolute mockery of decency, justice and wisdom!! Whatever SF maybe guilty of, he NEVER massacred people. But this bunch of corrupted and bloodied trio (Karuna, KP and Pilliyan) lives in luxury they never knew was possible!!! One day, sooner than later judgement WILL come to them and others also will be called to answer. Live for today. Eat, drink and be merry.

    Lordbudhasl Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:24 AM

    At last cat came out from dark.

    J Sugathapala Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:15 PM

    One of the Officers killed was Mr Ivan Boteju a good sportsman. Is there no police man who could take revenge on these two cold blooded killers

    Bluff Bluff Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:26 AM

    So, it is a confirmation of the massacre of 600 Policemen by a member of the Government. The culprit is in the Government itself. If so, is he then suitable to hold a ministerial portfolio?

    polkiccha Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:14 PM

    keep dreaming

    ToddySundar Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:42 PM

    Both the fellows were involved and this donkey is blaming the other donkey.Both should be sent ti Andman Island with out water.Next they will say SF should apologize and MR will say nothing.I am sick of these two and that KP idot.God save Mother Lanka.

    Che Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:49 PM

    So Karuna, The "Viper" is a Hero to the Sri Lankan, while SF is a Traitor, wonderful Logic, I Think Sri Lankans have a got a major problem, on who won the War, 2 Petty minded Leaders, fighting like little kids over such a stupid Issue, It was a United and Combined effort the won the 30 year Politically manipulated war,. The only one who is benifiting frrom this is the Remaining Group of Tigers Lead by the Viper, by Now they know everything about the Political and Military structure of Sri Lanka, It is only a matter of Time.

    dsr-neckar Wednesday, 20 October 2010 06:52 PM

    Now, we know who is responsible for killing 600 police officers! The next question, who is responsible of killing young Buddhist monks in Arantalwa????????????????????
    KARUNA OR PLLIAN ???????????????????

    Samantha Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:18 PM

    All polititions shoul applogise to general public since all are spending their mony and suffering their lives

    Nan Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:40 PM

    an apology for 600 lives?! this is a joke right?

    Wisdom Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:55 PM




    Ruki Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:53 PM

    Fat chance!!! But I would be happy if that happens. I would be happier if others (wink, wink!) that came to power thanks LTTE also apologize.

    marcus fernando Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:29 AM

    IGP please take action against karuna who has killed 600 of your department. it is a shame if you don't do it. there is witness.

    Imtias Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:53 AM

    Pls don't cultivate hatred, By gones are By gones

    Karuna is "Damanaya kal Angulimala"

    Pls respect him, Soon there will be another " Soothra"

    O S - Doha Thursday, 21 October 2010 04:54 AM

    Please...please....please do not compare Karuna or KP with SF..... formers did not serve in our army like latter one ..... army has and should have certain discipline codes....as an army officer SF has violated these rules and deserved for punishment....Karuna will not fall in this category as he was serving in LTTE army which had no any codes to be punished....since he accepted the one country & one government policy people pardoned him.....as he was misguided by the LTTE leadership he should have apolgize from the parents of late policemen ....but we should not forget that he was also one of the prime architects who paid valuable contribution to eradicate LTTE from this land

    Carlyle de Silva Wednesday, 20 October 2010 09:41 PM

    No, No Sir Its neither who should apologise but it should be the IGP of the time, Sec Defence also of the 1990's and the secretary to H.E. Premadasa who conveyed the order so shamelessly to surrender. The families of these war heros have yet to sight their graves. Carlyle de Silva

    marcus fernando Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:31 AM

    it is shame to kill the police cop who surrendered.

    marcus fernando Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:32 AM


    marcus fernando Thursday, 21 October 2010 09:33 AM

    he should hung 600 times

    KJ Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:04 PM

    Just an apology! While SF is rotting in jail!!

    ali Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:00 AM

    Not apology, karuna should be tried in court. Leave aside the 600 policemen, what about the killings in the Kattankudy mosques, in Eravur, in Sammanthurai, in Akkaraipattu etc. Also the pilgrims returning from Haj in Ampara.
    The LTTE guys are lining in luxury. but SF!
    Karuna is a VP of the SLFP.
    All this karma or karuna?

    jayya Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:19 PM

    Not only these two, but also our political leadership at that time should apologize and compensate affected families.

    malkanthi Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:06 AM


    SARATH FONSEKA Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:09 AM

    They we can put a case against Karuna for killing 600 Policemen. This is the greatest killing even in Sri Lanka and We have solid witness. Also We can try a case agaist whom are protecting this culprits. Pl tell tell IGP to arrest them and file case.

    Ajith Ekanayake Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:52 PM

    Parana kunu adinne nethiwa innawa ooi.. who knows how many killed by you ..

    Andrew Dias Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:56 PM

    Apologise for the cold blooded murder of 600 policemen??? You must be having mad cow disease. Karuna should be hung from his b***s and left to die a slow death. How ever he is a minister undrer chintanaya and nothing will happen to him. Perhaps take him near a mango tree so that the tree could at least tie him to it for a short while and ask the SLFP to have an inquiry!!!

    SARATH FONSEKA Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:12 AM

    Pillyan ta baninna Epa, Me waa Balaagena inna api tama bboruwo

    garawi Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:12 PM

    Both Pillayan and Karuna shuold apologize, in my opinion!

    True Sri Lankan Wednesday, 20 October 2010 11:27 PM

    hey you missed KP

    Dracula Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:17 AM

    No..no.... just ask for pardon, MR is always ready to pardon the real convicts..........

    pranandu Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:31 AM


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