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US Court summons MR

2011-06-18 02:43:59
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By Susitha R. Fernando
 
A United States Federal Court has issued summons on President Mahinda Rajapaksa in connection with three civil cases filed under the Hague Convention claiming monetary damages under US Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) over alleged extra-judicial killings, the Justice Ministry sources said.
 
Sources said the government was not overly ruffled by this decision, and would not respond to it. 
 
The civil cases against the Sri Lankan President were filed in Washington DC and the petitioners were seeking US$30 million as damages on six counts of violating the TVPA.
 
The summons on the President have been served on the Justice Ministry Secretary who is the Sri Lankan Central Authority in accordance with the provisions of The Hague Convention, to which the US and Sri Lanka are signatories.
 
The three cases were filed by the relatives of student Ragihar Manoharan, Premas Anandarajah, a humanitarian aid worker for Action against Hunger and T. Thavaraja. The petitioners claimed the students were victims of the extra judicial killings in Sri Lanka. They have cited President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is the Commander–in-Chief of Sri Lankan armed forces as the respondent.
 
The petitioners have alleged multiple violations of the TVPA under Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s command responsibility for the extrajudicial killing of plaintiff Dr. Kasippillai Manoharan’s son Ragihar, plaintiff Kalaiselvi Lavan’s husband Premas Anandarajah, and four members of the Thevarajah family, who were relatives of plaintiff Jeyakumar Aiyathurai.Ragihar was one of the five students allegedly killed in January 2006 while Anandarajah was one of the 17 Action Against Hunger (ACF) staff members who were killed during the war in the East in June 2006. Jeyakumar's relatives were allegedly killed by an exploding shell that landed inside the safety bunker -- situated around the No Fire Zone demarcated by the government during the last phases of the war -- where the family was hiding from the artillery attacks by the Sri Lankan Army.
 
Under International Law, cases can be filed on the offences under war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and waging war against countries without reasonable cause.
 
The petitioners will argue the cases on the basis that universal jurisdiction under international law should also be recognized in civil suits founded on the Torture Victims Protection Act outlining torture or extrajudicial killings. (Daily Mirror online)


  Comments - 179

  • natureboy Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:03

    No US Trips for MR

    Reply : 116       506

    Ariya Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:36

    Very funny! How about indicting Obama?

    Reply : 300       210

    Above the Crowd Sunday, 19 June 2011 07:45

    What for ? Playing golf yesterday.

    22       80

    das Monday, 20 June 2011 04:29

    SL is just a little joke of a country and is in no position to talk about indicting Obama.

    18       18

    Great Person Saturday, 18 June 2011 08:57

    Beginning of the End..????

    Reply : 99       287

    Darren Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:54

    dream on .we will never ever allow any harm to our great leader.

    375       205

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 03:50

    So many people are counting from long time !! Ha, ha ha.

    20       7

    DM Monday, 20 June 2011 07:39

    Whose end ? Obama or MR

    4       3

    Paul Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:28

    I cannot say exactly why,but this kind of news makes me feel happy.Is it patriotism?

    Reply : 93       299

    tamara Saturday, 18 June 2011 16:48

    no, terrorism.

    99       59

    Kithsiri Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:53

    No, becasue you are anti-Sri Lankan

    115       67

    La-bambas Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:37

    Beard boy, we have to go on fast unto death.

    Reply : 38       177

    Ruwann Saturday, 18 June 2011 18:27

    hope this time fast ends up in death :-)

    17       94

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 19 June 2011 00:59

    A Sri Lanka High Court has issued summons on President Obama connection with extra-judicial killing of Bin Laden, the Justice Ministry sources said.

    Reply : 68       76

    Lal Medawatte Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:37

    Do not show your ignorance. Did you file a case at Sri Lankan High Courts in connection with Bin Laden's killing?

    22       68

    Gonapala Jayasooriya Monday, 20 June 2011 02:56

    That will be the Day the Ist Air Borne USMarines's will land and take you too. Good Luck

    2       18

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 19 June 2011 01:08

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry !

    Reply : 18       42

    Xman Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:09

    O... God Almighty!

    Reply : 36       205

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:38

    NATURE BOY IS VERY FOOLISH

    Reply : 189       58

    Ramesh Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:16

    Rubbish.....LTTE Diaspora at work......

    Reply : 263       187

    jacoob Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:47

    You mean that TRinco Medical student is an LTTE . have fun..

    Reply : 62       174

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 03:51

    Do you know who is LTTE exactly ??? have fun !!!!

    16       5

    jo roy Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:18

    I wouldn't be surprised if MR send back summons to Obama. I wonder since when Sri Lanka became Super Power.

    Reply : 39       176

    imhyas Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:20

    there r thousands of true complaints against US around the globe what about these?

    Reply : 165       180

    jacoob Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:52

    Will be answered one by one including THIS One also

    Reply : 31       115

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 03:53

    What were answered so far ?? At least Neuclear Bomb drop on Japan and killed hundreds of thousand people in 1940s ?? Lets begin from there. There after, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

    15       6

    Thilina Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:21

    Jobless creatures....US
    Can't even fixed their own country issues.....
    Can someone explain the killings in Syria & Libiya....

    Reply : 195       172

    GanjaRabbit Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:57

    apparently these jobless creatures have tons of support from our own people - suggest a word to describe them

    Reply : 34       109

    sam Monday, 20 June 2011 04:31

    I would call them enlightened

    5       6

    Bumba Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:22

    That is the end of delivering lectures at Harvard, Stanford and MIT. Ha Ha Ha !!!

    Reply : 66       234

    suriya Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:22

    appoint a commssion and study the next process as usual

    Reply : 22       177

    La-bambas Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:30

    Hand it over to the LLRC.

    Reply : 18       102

    Channa Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:23

    Maybe we should summon all the LTTe supporting polical leaders, MP's in uk such as Milliband, keith vaz for supporting terrorism......

    Reply : 145       83

    tony Saturday, 18 June 2011 06:48

    we should start KP, Karuna and co with summons first! and then Gota can drive them to the courts!

    Reply : 24       164

    trim Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:30

    why have they waited all theses years ?

    Reply : 95       60

    lal Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:10

    They waited this long because nobody told them the conflict was over and the idiots lost.

    Reply : 73       54

    jacoob Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:53

    Mate , we cant ask this questions.. look at various commissions we set up and the time take to do nothing !!

    Reply : 18       96

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 03:15

    True justice is slow but sure.

    Reply : 3       10

    SWRD Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:32

    it is just begining ....supprise..supprise...!!

    Reply : 33       162

    Aiyoo Sri Lanka Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:33

    Who cares for the US when I have Russia and China? - MR

    Reply : 58       156

    time out Monday, 20 June 2011 03:56

    Coming - Gangsters with China town connection.

    Reply : 0       5

    Mala Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:34

    Joke for the day!

    Reply : 114       90

    La-Bamba Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:35

    Who the hell are they to summon MR?? Why not SF? He is the one who was on the ground.

    Reply : 203       60

    Stefan Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:39

    dont you remember, he took all the credit for the war himself... now, he must take responsibility for the alleged crimes as well! "be careful what you wish for" they say...

    Reply : 21       155

    Chamini Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:55

    Mate!!!
    Simple answer to your question; who was SF reporting at the time of the war? Who was the Chief in Command for all the forces? If you don't know the answer then find out then you know why

    Reply : 19       114

    Nihal Fernando Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:36

    [Under International Law, cases can be filed on the offences under war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and waging war against countries without reasonable cause.]

    In that case, why not the same law has not been applied to USA, UK Presidents, Prime Ministers for waging war against Iraq, Afghanistan, and attacking Libya.

    Reply : 116       97

    ind Monday, 20 June 2011 04:04

    Millions of people dead. No issue. Surprise !

    Reply : 3       3

    Patriot Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:40

    And who is going to file petitions against those who funded the suicide bombings that killed Sri Lankans? Not fair!

    Reply : 108       100

    Above the Crowd Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:03

    Did G. L teach law and International Affairs? Jump in the lake.

    Reply : 4       26

    LIMA Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:44

    for the sake of filing u cannot file cases like that , then u shud file cases against george bush , tony blair , etc for the killings took place and still taking place in iraq , afghan , pakistan , palestine , if u find that these two should be punished many times.

    Reply : 77       62

    DHA Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:46

    What about the crimes committed by US GOV ?

    Reply : 106       92

    king shah Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:50

    war crimes against our president, but
    i have heard all are fair in love and war,
    us bodies are leaders of war crime,
    and the case against our president has been file in us court
    so sooo soooo funny

    Reply : 80       62

    Above the Crowd Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:07

    No going from behind even in the war.

    Reply : 2       9

    ind Monday, 20 June 2011 04:06

    Who went behind ??

    2       0

    JOSEPH Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:52

    THIS IS U.S JUSTICE. WHERE ARE THE SUMMONS FOR GEORGE. W. BUSH AND THE OTHER WESTERN LEADERS WHO HAVE SENT TROOPS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND KILLED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE? I SALUTE OUR PRESIDENT, WHO ENDED THE WAR AND LIBERATED ALL OF US FROM THAT MASS MURDERER PRABHAKARAN.

    Reply : 93       75

    citizen1 Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:52

    uh-oh!!

    Reply : 11       45

    gayan j. Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:55

    Yes MR, ignore this as well, like you did with all the allegations (instead of holding a proper inquiry). This will encourage the diaspora in canada and europe to follow the same path, in another few years you will have no place other than China and Russia to visit.

    Yes thumb me down, but this is the truth if we keep playing as deaf and invisible instead of doing something to counter act this in a proper "accountable" way.

    Reply : 42       157

    Javi Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:55

    Big challenge for western trip

    Reply : 18       106

    Tharaka Chanaka Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:56

    and the fun begins...

    Reply : 21       113

    Menike Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:56

    Nothing will happen on this matter; MR will enjoy extra protection and hospitality in the U.S. That's how politics work. At the very top level, the common man can only bark up a storm, but the top politicians will rub each others' back and sip wine.

    I feel sad for the victims, but if it's war, which the LTTE wanted, there will be victims - there is no way to avoid victims in war, and sometimes even in love..

    Reply : 85       67

    lj Monday, 20 June 2011 00:36

    Amen!

    Reply : 4       5

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 04:09

    Well said. Actually this is "asked" war from LTTE. And they are the one who kept people with them and hide within them. They are the ones who fired hiding in NFZs. So innocents could be killed. THERE'S NO PEACEFUL WARS !!

    Reply : 13       4

    PADMA Saturday, 18 June 2011 03:58

    Everything action has a reaction. GSF’s turn has over this is RAJAPAKSE turn. All belong to their the fate or GODdecision .

    How you feel the injustice manner now

    Reply : 23       82

    Dr.Wimal_Modawansa Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:04

    No US and No UK only russia and China.

    Reply : 26       109

    Smith Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:17

    No Disney World trips either :(

    Reply : 10       31

    samosa Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:06

    What a shame:)

    Reply : 23       82

    1shot Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:10

    its a big joke.just another publicity stunt.the demise of eelam must b a hard pill to swallmw.

    Reply : 77       49

    RAJIV Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:14

    Excellent slowly but surely justice will win the day.

    Reply : 44       148

    A.Hole Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:15

    No need to respond to these. Sri Lanka is a sovereign state. Otherwise we could simply file a case against US president in local courts for all the deaths due to their war in middle east (as to see if anybody cares).

    Reply : 91       43

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 03:53

    ...and wait and dream that Obama will land in this crime ridden country.

    Reply : 1       8

    GameKolla Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:18

    Perhaps Dr Mervin and Wimal.W, can take .take a lead role against this case.

    Reply : 17       117

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:31

    Oh God, there goes all those jolly rides to the US and luxurious stays at the most expensive hotel in New York for the King and his large entourage.

    Reply : 20       146

    Rajitha Monday, 20 June 2011 03:53

    haven't you ever heard of something called diplomatic immunity? just because there's a pending case against our president in the US they can't arrest him if he visits there as a diplomat.

    Reply : 8       2

    ranjana Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:33

    Could he be arrested if he visits USA? if a court has given orders bin the country. Minister of Justice please educate us on this

    Reply : 5       96

    xlntgson Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:52

    Ex parte?

    Reply : 3       32

    ruwan Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:42

    Tamil ltte jokers trying to earn few dollars which unlikely they are going to get.

    Reply : 101       55

    kenny_fdo Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:43

    No more Jumbo trips to the US. Which also means that our money will be wasted at a lesser rate. Thank God for that.

    Reply : 21       138

    resplendant Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:46

    I don't see the logic of these actions. This is not going to benefit any Tamil in Sri Lanka. It will only make Sri Lankans rally around MR more and more and make any chance of a solution further and further away. The diaspora is doing exactly what MR wants to increase his popularity in the eve of an election. The timing couldn't be better.

    Reply : 73       38

    JVPUNP Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:54

    If Sarath Fonseka won the War...why they didn't call SF...Now everybody should understand main charactor in the WAR is MR....this case true that anyhow

    Reply : 99       52

    Chathu05 Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:16

    Well said !!!

    Reply : 53       22

    Paul Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:15

    Who says SF won the war? When the government says MR won it and not SF,then it is the acceptable claim.All the credit related to it should go to MR and vice versa.

    Reply : 7       67

    Stefan Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:46

    if he says he was responsible for the war, and no one else, then yes, now he must take the blame also

    Reply : 7       78

    Gemiyaa Monday, 20 June 2011 10:08

    Any person can say I am the one who won the war. But we should accept the Govt's decision. Why should you flee then?

    Reply : 0       2

    the guy in exile Saturday, 18 June 2011 04:57

    NOBODY CAN ESCAPE FROM THE GOD-ALMIGHTY-

    Reply : 32       125

    bandara Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:02

    First time a Sri Lankan President has been issued summons.
    In the past Sri Lankan Presidents were invited to address the Senators in America . Today the situation is different.Why?
    Are we on the verge of getting isolated?

    Reply : 33       153

    Chamini Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:10

    Yes you're absolutely right

    Reply : 18       99

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 03:59

    From the day we provided a heros welcome to Sepala Ekanayake (the hijacker of Alitalia) we are a nation embroiled in incivilised criminal behaviour, thus we have elected leaders of the same calibre.

    Reply : 3       10

    hara Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:09

    this is not good,no more US medical treatment to MR where he could be arrested?

    Reply : 17       113

    Konde Bendapuchhena Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:11

    Diaspora gimmicks,

    Reply : 87       39

    Manujer Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:14

    If there is any problem, he can send either Dr. Mervyn or Duminda as they are the heroes in Sri Lanka, to wipe out the threats as they did by going beyond Anuradhapura before May 2009.

    Reply : 9       112

    Mifaz Saturday, 18 June 2011 11:12

    May be in ITALY and FRANCE but not in USA..

    Reply : 8       42

    DUWI Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:15

    This opens the way for Al-Qaeda instigated law suits against the US President for drone attacks on civilians in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Reply : 70       32

    I Hussein Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:30

    NO it doesnt work like that. Its like this, if you are UPFA supporter law is nothing for you. You do anything and get away, similarly when its come to international matters whatever US does is right.
    eg. Gen is behind the bars without any case and US went to war with Iraq without security council approval. But both cases were justified by themselves.

    Reply : 7       83

    Sanjaya Amrasinghe Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:36

    General is without any case? General was the key element used by minorities to dislodge the country in indirect way

    98       15

    I Hussein Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:25

    This was inevitable in any case.
    GOSL didn't handle this matter seriously at all. This could have been avoided had MR had intelligent people around him, maybe he got the largest team of advisers in the world but 9 out 10 are fools. Pleasing the gallery is one thing but dealing with international arena is another.
    What the rulers don't realize is that the patriotic fake lion talks at home is good to please the dumb supporters but that will come back to you like a boomerang too.

    Reply : 6       141

    jacoob Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:57

    That was precisely why MR was allowed to be elected .

    Reply : 7       41

    Sanjaya Amrasinghe Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:34

    UNP has any stand on this issue?

    Reply : 45       41

    freehit Sunday, 19 June 2011 17:03

    The UNP is standing on its head, and for them everything is upside down.

    Reply : 6       5

    Lokaya Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:35

    The LTTE rump was snubbed again by the support of China and Russia and Indian silence. They don't have anything to do other than file lawsuits left and right under their supporters own jurisdictions! Quite hilarious.

    Reply : 68       22

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 04:06

    Keep thinking it is hilarious...until you start crying of laughing.

    Reply : 2       11

    Rahmathullah Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:36

    Every action has a reaction

    Reply : 7       108

    Tony Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:39

    US you could try Obama and Hillary Clinton for bringing about disaster in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and where ever US has put their hands on. Our president cannot be tried anywhere in this world for he saved us from the brutal LTTE which wages over in Sri Lanka for the past three decades.

    Reply : 78       33

    lj Monday, 20 June 2011 00:47

    Just one DRONE attack from the US to your ariliyagaha mandiraya will finish off the scum

    Reply : 2       9

    priyantha Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:41

    this is very unfortunate situation in any means, please release Gen. Fonseka. to show the world ..that we are together for anything.

    Reply : 27       55

    nishan Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:41

    Good move!! More surprises will follow..Thanks to all media which acted professionaly including Channel 4.

    Reply : 36       109

    Ashan Saturday, 18 June 2011 05:47

    How about sending Dr. Mervin's suicide squad to US to face the inquiries instead of MR.

    Reply : 11       161

    Great Person Saturday, 18 June 2011 08:54

    Wow.... Thats Gr8......

    Reply : 3       58

    Maru Yaka Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:40

    Yeah...This is waht Mervin was tranning them for right???

    Reply : 3       59

    udaya Saturday, 18 June 2011 06:55

    Joke of the century. Why don't these LTTEers file action against themselves for genocide of Sinhalese.

    Reply : 86       36

    Lapas Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:17

    In this case Obama & Bush should also be summoned over Iraq & Afganistan Torture victims

    Reply : 66       28

    Great Person Saturday, 18 June 2011 08:53

    wise versa, U agree the Killings... ha ha ha..

    Reply : 10       59

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 04:54

    Court will decide killings or not. But we see from the naked eye how many were killed by US troops.

    11       4

    concors Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:34

    lets wait n see our presidents reply

    Reply : 11       38

    gona Saturday, 18 June 2011 07:41

    Who is going to be the next President in Sri Lanka

    Reply : 12       75

    Yatipooturalage Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:15

    this question doesnt arise.............................

    Reply : 49       19

    Gonapala Jayasooriya Monday, 20 June 2011 03:12

    Doctor Meryn Silva, and Defence will be Duminda Silva.

    Reply : 0       13

    rik141 Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:00

    life is unfair what ever we do in this world we are all answerable in this life or life after death. the real war has just started i hope we all stick to gather as one united nation

    Reply : 44       19

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 04:08

    Count me out, if it is supporting criminals and crime.

    Reply : 2       11

    Wara Monday, 20 June 2011 06:59

    Thank you !!

    6       4

    Abdul Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:04

    He is after all the Executive President of the country, he can not be tried in courts for god's sake

    Reply : 76       19

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 04:10

    He is immune to the the laws of SL, but not in other countries.

    Reply : 3       10

    JUSTICE Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:39

    It should not only be for MR, but for the whole family co. Other civilized countries should follow suit.

    Reply : 22       92

    anura Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:41

    Anura,
    The best joke of the century. See the way U.S dances to the music of bankrupt Tamil diaspora in that country. Is this the democracy that U.S talks about to spread all over the world ? Good bye and good luck U.S. Before long U.S will be the capital of world political terrorism killing and destroying the other smaller countries.

    Reply : 69       35

    AASHRAFF NAZIM Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:43

    WE ARE EXPECTING A STRONG REPLY FROM PRESIDENT TO HUSBAND US AND WIFE UN TO BEHAVE LIKE A GOOD COUPLE.

    Reply : 63       17

    logi Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:44

    There is no law and order in SL; so the victims used the other source. Well done!

    Reply : 23       102

    wimal puta Saturday, 18 June 2011 10:00

    king of SL goes nowhere . waste of time

    Reply : 15       58

    Naren Saturday, 18 June 2011 11:14

    people who got weapons will be destroyed by weapons.
    - Lord Buddha-

    Reply : 8       99

    dharmasiri Saturday, 18 June 2011 15:49

    Tamils are not gonn stop. we have to keep our guard. Tamils should be encouraged to go back to their country. Tamil Ndu

    Reply : 42       18

    NIv Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:39

    Poor guy. just dream.

    Reply : 7       31

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 04:19

    And where did you sinhalese come from, Kerala? Calcutta? Andhra? or just plain mercenaries from India bought down by

    Reply : 1       9

    john fernandez Saturday, 18 June 2011 15:52

    OMG we need do do something to maintain balance of power on the planet. East V West and North V South. Let's get the show going...!!

    Reply : 12       3

    Silva Saturday, 18 June 2011 16:25

    Our president has the power to handle ....

    Reply : 37       19

    cw Saturday, 18 June 2011 16:33

    JVP goons are singing baila

    Reply : 23       15

    tilak Saturday, 18 June 2011 16:59

    Bush and Tony Blair should summoned first and Obama and Hilary to next.Then to others

    Reply : 26       21

    Raj Saturday, 18 June 2011 17:16

    here we go!!!! 1st case and more to follow... what goes around comes around!!!

    Reply : 12       35

    Dealwis Saturday, 18 June 2011 17:19

    In "Human Rights" jargon, is it discrimination?,call explaination for unfair action

    Reply : 17       4

    sunny Saturday, 18 June 2011 17:22

    our Dutugamunu and modawansa wil handle it. We will see US embassy getting welcome parties he he he

    Reply : 12       16

    Dias Saturday, 18 June 2011 19:03

    HO HO what about the killing by the US in iraq,afaganistan,pakistan,and now in libiya usa lost a big income without LTTE ,

    Reply : 32       21

    ENW Saturday, 18 June 2011 21:11

    If he is not guilty he will face it. Otherwise not.Just big talks are not enough.

    Reply : 7       28

    Sinnavi Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:36

    Send a top level delegation to USA to sort out this. Where is Mr Sajin Vass?

    Reply : 31       6

    NHU Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:43

    fool

    Reply : 2       24

    P.A.Samaraweera Sunday, 19 June 2011 04:36

    testing

    Reply : 6       9

    Musthafa Sunday, 19 June 2011 06:36

    THIS IS GOOD FOR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM.
    USA MUST DEFINE HOW TO FIGHT AGAINST AGAINST TERRORIST WITH NO HUMAN LOSS.

    Reply : 9       19

    Matalan Sunday, 19 June 2011 07:28

    I'm sure he will go there like a man, like a hero,defend his name and come home victorious. This time; you can't blame him for globe-trotting at your expense.

    Reply : 28       9

    jacoob Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:09

    By all means.. Could well be his last one!!

    Reply : 7       23

    miliband Sunday, 19 June 2011 08:35

    This is a Civil Case and and has no gravity.

    Reply : 26       18

    P.A.Samaraweera Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:20

    What if the Afghans and Iraqis take Obama before the ICC?

    Reply : 24       23

    spark Monday, 20 June 2011 04:26

    Why dont you tell them to do it by all means...

    Reply : 2       6

    xlntgson Sunday, 19 June 2011 09:29

    Ex parte?

    Reply : 4       4

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 20 June 2011 00:32

    At last, the god's mill started turning.

    Reply : 1       9

    BF Monday, 20 June 2011 00:56

    US has one way traffic policy ........

    Reply : 7       2

    Chamara Monday, 20 June 2011 01:29

    What a bunch of Srilanlkans fools. MR. President has "Diplomatic Immunity".

    Reply : 10       1

    sena Monday, 20 June 2011 01:42

    One has to be careful here.What happens when visiting the UN

    Reply : 2       8

    amkoon1 Monday, 20 June 2011 02:08

    Should not take it seriously. Anyone can file a case like this against anybody.

    Reply : 8       3

    David Monday, 20 June 2011 02:17

    Any idiot can file a case. This is not cause for concern.

    Reply : 10       3

    Indika Monday, 20 June 2011 07:00

    Exactly. Nothing will happen. Just a joy for a moment.

    Reply : 2       7

    dinesh Monday, 20 June 2011 09:33

    If you file a case it could be that way but not in US example - IMF Boss

    Reply : 0       2

    suresh Monday, 20 June 2011 02:41

    natureboy

    Why should MR visit US when SL has everything that US can offer.

    Reply : 6       5

    RB Monday, 20 June 2011 03:08

    It's all comming back to me now....

    Reply : 2       6

    Rajeev Patnaik Monday, 20 June 2011 03:22

    We have to accept the fact that with out winning the heart of the people by fulfilling their basic minimum aspirations, no nation can't win "Terrorism"..This is the truth which we have learned through hard ways.

    Reply : 1       15

    Hemapala Monday, 20 June 2011 03:37

    Very first u.s court file case against B.Obama and other Europe Leaders for killing inesant people in Iraq Afganistan , Lebiya , and Pakistan .

    Reply : 10       5

    Sanath Fonseka Monday, 20 June 2011 03:55

    Bin Laden was sleeping when he got shot. At least Velu was waving the flag...

    Reply : 14       6

    NIv Monday, 20 June 2011 07:49

    So velu was trying to surrender? joke of the century and crime of the century. both happened in SL?

    Reply : 3       4

    Rupesinghe Monday, 20 June 2011 03:59

    MR must thank US for increasing his popularity. Hearing this kind of news SL will support him more and more. Good luck MR. You are a great leader, that is why diaspora is trying to crush you.

    Reply : 17       8

    Xman Monday, 20 June 2011 08:31

    Tamils of Sri Lanka should focus on development and esteem by hand in hand with all countrymen. Now no more mad Praba to fight MADLY for separatism.

    Reply : 5       4

    hb Monday, 20 June 2011 04:08

    MR would have been world hero and a sure winner of the nobel price had he allowed the US to rescue VP and his gang during the final stages

    Reply : 15       13

    anti_racist Monday, 20 June 2011 08:45

    For a person whose greatest acheivment in life was to spell his name right.....big words.

    Reply : 0       0

    pushpa Monday, 20 June 2011 10:00

    A United States Federal Court not world Court.Hey USA don`t Insult Your Legal and Court System Mate .Who Cares ??????? USA.

    Reply : 1       0

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