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The Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka at the United Nations, Major General Shavendra Silva today said that ‘Wathsala’ should pay compensation to the Tamils who suffered and lost their loved ones on behalf of her husband and her brother Soosai, who was the leader of the LTTE’s black sea tiger wing.

“The court case filed in the United States by ‘Wathsala’ the wife of the former LTTE Eastern leader Ramesh is a good opportunity for the rest of the people living the US on how these terrorists whitewash themselves,” he said.

“This can also be another way in financing the LTTE international network. Wherever it may be I am ready and I will safeguard the dignity of my country and my men who fought along with me in defeating the LTTE and rescuing thousands of innocent civilians from their clutches,” he said.

Major General Shavendra Silva made these comments while speaking to the Daily Mirror by phone from New York.

“According to the information I have gathered she had fled the country during the last days of the war to South Africa and is currently living there,” Major General Silva said.

“She should pay compensation to the Tamils who suffered and lost their loved ones on behalf of her husband and her brother Soosai, who was the leader of the LTTE’s black sea tiger wing,” he added.

“They lived from money robbed from their own Tamils. Now she has run out of money therefore she is taking me on is a way of making some money,” he said while speaking exclusively to the Daily Mirror.

“Her husband was a well known terrorist for his ruthlessness and was responsible in the massacre of the clergy in Aranthalawa and the killing of more than 600 policemen,” he said.

“This is a complete joke to ask me to pay compensation to her. She is charging a military officer who was involved in defeating the LTTE by leading the 58th division, the largest division involved in the military operation that defeated the terrorists in 2009,” he added.

The wife of former LTTE commander Ramesh filed a law suit in the US against Major General Silva as he received summons on Saturday in this regard. The wife of Ramesh was formerly a member of the LTTE female wing. (Supun Dias)
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  • Ananda Seneviratne, Monday, 26 September 2011 05:36 AM

    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!What a joke!!!!These terrorists and their US terrorists including Rudrakumaran using American freedom and expression try to sue anybody.

    Jokers!

    k shantha Monday, 26 September 2011 05:37 AM

    If Sl wishes to reply the court case, will it amounts to a "International Inquiry"

    Rohan Monday, 26 September 2011 05:53 AM

    “Her husband was a well known terrorist for his ruthlessness and was responsible in the massacre of the clergy in Aranthalawa and the killing of more than 600 policemen,” says Mr. Deputy Representative. Does he have any proof for who exactly killed the police officers? Can he get anyone in the know to go to court to give evidence? Probably Ramesh's commanding person can give evidence. His name is Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan. Last time I checked, he was the Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He is a deputy minister as well. Are you ready Shavendra? Your empty rhetorics versus an appearance in a court of law... As a brave solder (as you claim), can you face the court, or do you want to hide behind the diplomatic immunity?

    existentialist Monday, 26 September 2011 06:20 AM

    No point in babbling about his past deeds. File charges against minister Karuna over the killings of 600 surrendered policemen and monks in Arantalawa, if you are really bothered. Why should anyone knock on the tomb when the real criminals are roaming around? You are supposed to answer what happened to Ramesh under your custody and not what he had done before! Clear your name by answering to the allegations leveled by Ch-4.

    LIMA Monday, 26 September 2011 06:58 AM

    very good silva , give that lady of her taste of her own meedicne,
    let the us arrest her and put in jail for life , she is a terrorist of the high caliber

    sdherath Monday, 26 September 2011 07:08 AM

    i, you and we , ordinary sri lankans!!!

    RAJU Monday, 26 September 2011 07:18 AM

    NO POINT OF TALKING ABOUT THE PAST , NOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO ANSWER THE COURT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO COL RAMESH WHILE HE WAS IN YOUR CUSTODY. BECAUSE THERE ARE VIDEO EVIDENCE ABOUT HIS PRESENCE IN THE ARMY CUSTODY.

    Guru Monday, 26 September 2011 07:20 AM

    You are talking nonsense.

    patriotic Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:09 AM

    Well said

    Fair N Square Monday, 26 September 2011 01:43 AM

    Howonearth did she escape from SL? too bad our immigration was not informed of MOST wanted people.

    Wonder if Osama's wife could file a case in NY, USA seeking damages for killing an unarmed family.....

    Tomsamusa Monday, 26 September 2011 02:22 AM

    Hey dont spill the beans; all your utterences willbe used against you at trial.

    Mohan Monday, 26 September 2011 02:39 AM

    you are right , Karuna them commander of est province also should be paying :)

    Fayad Monday, 26 September 2011 02:43 AM

    What a joke a terrorist is suing an army officer ??????
    Can Mrs. bin laden sue the US marines for killing her husband ????

    Punyasiri K Monday, 26 September 2011 02:56 AM

    Excellent strategy!
    I wish we have another half a dozen of top diplomat like Gen Shavendra.
    This law suit could be boomerang for LTTE with their tail down exposing atrocities. All country loving srilankans must support Gen Shavendra upto the hilt.

    hillary Monday, 26 September 2011 03:19 AM

    These legal system in USA is a shame.Can osama Bill ladens wife go to USA against OBAMA?

    Meshlk Monday, 26 September 2011 03:18 AM

    Major general, we are with you - as are all peace loving people of Sri Lanka

    Ahmedy Monday, 26 September 2011 03:33 AM

    Well Said Sir, thrash them with the facts that you have. You will have better records then those plaintiffs for sure. Wish you a good luck...!!!!. this also would be an eye opener for US crowds too. "make the hey while the sun shines"

    gihan Monday, 26 September 2011 03:27 AM

    Why shoudn't he ask Karuna to pay compensation?

    sparks Monday, 26 September 2011 03:31 AM

    As a Diplomat and an Army Officer of his grade, these kind of propaganda statements needs to be avoided. If Shavendra has decided to face the issue in courts, then personal shadow punching serves no purpose other than tarnishing his own image. Further more, Wathsala herself has been more cautious and diplomatic making any public statements after filing court action.

    Guy Monday, 26 September 2011 03:35 AM

    My advise for this Hon lady to come to Sri Lanka and file a case rather than trying to go behind foreigners to get helps. Please talk to President because Srilankans never believe international or any other court out of Sri Lanka.

    izmie Monday, 26 September 2011 03:53 AM

    He should have told this before,we are always late.

    arulraj Monday, 26 September 2011 04:04 AM

    well said sir..

    willowsw Monday, 26 September 2011 04:02 AM

    Well done Sir, keep up the good work we will pray and may the god bless you and protect you, We need you Sir for the future of our country

    mike pereira Monday, 26 September 2011 04:08 AM

    Dear Major General - This is the best opportunity to expose the hypocrisy of the diaspora and there tin pot lackeys. The nation of Sri Lanka will be with you. Good luck.

    nawala nihal Monday, 26 September 2011 04:30 AM

    well done sir...this is not a political issue but a national issue...we all sri lankans are with you...

    Patriot Monday, 26 September 2011 04:43 AM

    God bless you sir!! Show the world her true face... Let the world see her and her team of legal advisers for the clowns that they are...

    randunu Monday, 26 September 2011 04:51 AM

    "Responsible in the massacre of the clergy in Aranthalawa and the killing of more than 600 policemen?" Huh! Real Sinhalese don't slump dead people. Please learn that from our great king Gamunu. If you are a real hero, talk about Karuna who are responsible for those crimes more than Soosai and Ramesh and now is a minister and deputy chairman of the ruling party.

    Oswin Alderweight Monday, 26 September 2011 04:59 AM

    Shavendra I wish you were right but the problem here is not you fighting the terrorism but how you fought it. Looks like you and your government are not getting the point.

    Repeating, it's not about fighting terrorism, it's about how you fight it.

    Lanke Banda Monday, 26 September 2011 05:13 AM

    Major Sir what about the Sinhalese & Muslims murdered by these Terrorists ? You should include them also.

    Kumar Dabare Monday, 26 September 2011 05:14 AM

    Major General Shavendra Silva says it's a joke for terrorist group to ask compensation from him for involved in defeating the LTTE by leading the 58th division, which i agree 100%. BUT THE BIGGEST JOKE is the Chief of Army Gen. Sarath Fonseka who was overall commander of all divisions (not only 58th Div.) & the whole operation, been jailed by his own country.....and at the same time current leader of this same terrorist organization known as K.P getting all the blessings from the government of that same country....... so in reality who are the JOKERS????


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