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We still want Rajapaksa to go to the Hague - MIA

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While claiming that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be taken to Hague for  alleged war crimes, Maya Arulpragasam, the Sri Lankan Tamil recording artist said that Sri Lanka's new government has the ‘same face’ as it includes politicians who have been involved in government for the last 30 years.

She said the Tamil community had embraced democracy and peace - the Tamil vote was largely responsible for Sirisena's election - and that now the government had to restore "basic needs" to the community.

She told Channel 4 News that reconciliation can only come if the Sri Lankan government undoes some of the Rajapaksa regime's actions, such as his militarisation of Tamil areas in the country's north.

On the UN inquiry, Arulpragasam said "we still want Rajapaksa to go to the Hague", but that peace in Sri Lanka's post-war period was a priority for Tamils. In the years since the war there have been continued allegations of ongoing abuses such as "enforced disappearances" of Tamils and government opponents.
 
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  • Shamil Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:31 PM

    We people of SL dont care about MR Because we have MS now. via DM Android App

    Malcolm Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:36 PM

    Who are you.... Not heard what is your profession ?

    Ran Banda Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:46 PM

    You pathetic racist women, You have never been in our country for at least one day. You are just an alien crying for spilled milk of a dream country Eelam! Cry as much as you like it will still be a dream for ever!!!Is this not one of the promises for a Mithree Palanayak?

    Henry Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:15 AM

    Guess you are living today because MR end the war or you bribe LTTE and made false documents to run away from your own people to go overseas.Above comments from Tamil brothers

    Budha Monday, 19 January 2015 06:15 PM

    Whats wrong with her words ? Why Tamils ELECTED this new Man to POWER ? Just to be treated as second class and go free the culprits ?

    Max Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:54 PM

    Who is this jumped up Pop Star???

    Udaris Thursday, 15 January 2015 05:01 AM

    MIA should keep her two cents worth opinion to herself, and as Bala has said you are trying to be a Voice of the dead Tiger!

    Nim Thursday, 15 January 2015 05:31 AM

    MIA I am not a fan of any government. I am just a neutral human being.My good friends dad was taken away from his home in Jaffna by the LTTE for questioning and a few hours later they brought back his ring and wristwatch to her mother and said that he had, had a heart attack The saddest part of it all was, they were looking for a person who had the same name as him, it was mistaken identity. Anyway, who the hell gave them the right just abduct people from their homes and kill them as they pleased?They were no better than the previous government, they were as bad and sometimes even worse.Who takes these criminals to the Hague?? Please use your celebrity for peace and harmony. Sri Lanka needs positive people right now.

    Prakash Chandarasekaran Thursday, 15 January 2015 05:41 AM

    Why don’t you come to Sri Lanka and see it to yourself of the unity from north to the south and east to the west. Please do not trash Sri Lanka’s image. You have to be part of the solution and clearly from your comments you are the problem!

    perera Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:07 AM

    very matured and balanced opinion

    rangana Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:35 PM

    Mia go to hell

    ganesh Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:22 AM

    Who is this international idiot from where? Who are you referring to WE ? If the idiotic Pirabaharan acted and led the struggle as a real liberation leader avoiding terrorist activities,racist Rajapakes could not have come to power and killed all and sundry in the name of liberating the country from terrorism.

    Nana Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:17 AM

    This lady is Joking. You all should be tried first. You all started terrorism.

    Bindusara Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:40 PM

    Who are you ? Have you got a profession or have you got some brains ?I doubt it very much

    Ramanathan Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:31 AM

    stick to your career please, Sri Lanka is not a song.

    Chris Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:51 AM

    Who is this woman, we are Sri Lankans. IS SHE A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY?

    R. De Silva Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:52 PM

    Very true

    Bala Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:42 PM

    About time you stopped your racist ranting

    Senaratne Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:46 PM

    Eh..who exactly is this woman ?

    Anon Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:04 AM

    Why is daily mirror reporting on this like it is news worth reading via DM Android App

    Manoj Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:10 AM

    This is non of your business.

    Aruna Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:32 PM

    You look sexy! I like you.

    The Observer Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:54 PM

    MIA, you may want many things but you wont get them. We are a Sovereign nation and we will establish Justice within our borders. We will govern our own affairs, and safeguard our heroes. The Sri Lankan Tamils voted together with many more Sinhalese as well. This was a Change wished upon to take our country onto the next phase of development. We dont want your prejudiced obsolete thinking anymore.

    sachith Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:30 AM

    i voted for MY3..but will never allow any sri lankan to bring to Hague..you may think talking ethnic things public, you will get attention from people.soon those people understand the truth, you are just a useless woman..

    PERERA Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:56 PM

    HAHA, HARI HARI BALAN INNANAKO API DENNAM MAHINDAWA DANGEDIYATA

    Ragu Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:33 AM

    Guys... Just ignore her rant and DM should stop giving publicity to her! She is not a citizen of Sri Lanka!

    Rodney Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:56 PM

    There is no separate government for Tamils in Sri lanka. What do you know of governance? There is ethnic conflict in Sri lanka.

    RICKY Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:01 PM

    Dear LadyPlease if u hoping to taking MR to Hague that will only be over our died bodies if you asking who is accountable for the tamils who have been killed then who is going to accountable for thousand who have died because of the LTTE attacks ????

    Henry Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:49 AM

    Consult a psychiatric a.s.a.p.

    Chamara Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:06 PM

    Here we do not give our former president. You mind your own business .

    ama Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:07 PM

    He is ours, We will take care of him. You go and sing a song and earn something.

    Cheers Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:52 AM

    MIA the crap rapper born to a asylum seeker refugee talking rubbish sing your likings to fools not to Sri lankans we are more superior to your thinking

    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Thursday, 15 January 2015 02:42 PM

    Why for defeating most dreaded terrorism in Sri Lanka, which threatened India as well??? Besides, it gave all Sri Lankans to live without fear for live from terrorist bombs exploded in crowded places where unarmed civillians were around.

    Unbiased Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:02 AM

    Hague story is just said in passing. Naturally the 70% Sinhalese do not like this. But it is we who made the Warner Brothers into Vaana Brothers. Opinions are formed because of people like Weerawansa and Venerable Gnanasara Thera being extreme racists. Who did they represent?MIA is a product of the war?

    RealLankan Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:04 AM

    Mind ur own business mia.. u dont have any rights to claim on this issue. Sri Lanka is sovereign country and it will never be devided to pieces as those economic asylum seekers wish. No matter who will be in power in sri lanka whether mr or ms or other this country will remain terrorist free land.we will not allow terrorism in this soil anymore .

    Ravi Sene Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:23 PM

    MIA go to hell.


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