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May 19, 2009
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Leon   May 19th, 2009 4:15 pm ET

War of hearts and minds need to be won now, which will be a real challange.

Sandun Savinda   May 19th, 2009 4:15 pm ET

This ruthless terrorist organization was entire built around Prabakaran which he founded for his personal gains. With the demise of this callous leader there is no doubt that this is the end of a bloody era which every sri lankan dreamed of.

Saintan   May 19th, 2009 4:17 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until there is a solution for the tamil minority.

The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians.

Rav   May 19th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Why ‘apparently’?.. The war was on the ‘tamil tigers’! Does not complete decimation and the elimination of its leader signify the end.. hope least now the healing can begin..

Antony   May 19th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

YES! Its definitely done with LTTE. no one will be stupid to live in another dream to destroyed human lives like this. whoever even have a thought of that will be killed by the governments according to news process plan.

LTTE leader introduced Sayanight to be swollen as soon as their terrorist captured by the government forces, all his stupidest guys were exactly done as the leader explained but him self, his son & rest of the leaders didn’t swollen at time they were captured. WHY???? he wants to show the world how stupid is the Tamils are.

If he is a great leaders they should have swollen the Sayanight & died instantly when they were captured. pls. my dear brother & sisters pls. learn a lesson & don’t be stupid like your LTTE leader.
You have no belongings in Sri Lanka any more, if you want continue go to back your Tamilnadu & do all this if possible.

Doreappa   May 19th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka is over and already government gave a solution (karuna amman is in parliament). praba is killer...

Sri Lankan government rescued all innocent Tamil civilians. i think Saintan is a terrorist and still he is worried about his leader .

EqualRights   May 19th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Until the political solution is a final solution for this crisis.

Thamizhan   May 19th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

Untill they really capture and Kill Prabhakaran The war will go on...

Have some comments on So called Prabhakaran's dead body video..

Why is the head covered without showing the injury?
He Normally have a big cut on his chin where is it?
Prabha's nose is not sharp like th eone in the picture.
Why not showing the ears.. Prabha got unique ears.
Looks like Prabha just got a shave before killing himself in the middle of all these fightings and when his son was killed on the same day.
Also, when he tries to escape he makeshre to carry the TamilEelam ID and Tiger Name tag along with him on militory uniform... hahahahaha.... also no one can identify him as Prabhakaran in the Tamil eelam.
You could have also shown a credit card with his name which he uses everyday

Good use of Plastic surgery but didn't do your homeworgs and basics rite...

May be SL will make use of these tactics to get money from international countries to fill there pockets in the short term but sad to say the war will go on

AJ   May 19th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

War won't be over until Tamils get what they want. Tamils always been discriminating and killed by Singala Government.

Thamizhan   May 19th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

War will be over for a short time... but the genocide on tamils will continue

Antony   May 19th, 2009 5:34 pm ET

My Dear Brothers & Sisters, I'm sure all of you whoever contributed to LTTE must be extreamly upset & painful of what happen. Do not show your stupidity any longer. Prabakaran is great business man to built his wealth & he did it by cheating all of you including my self.

Nothing in Sri Lanka is belongs to us as tamils, we should be thanks to Sri Lankans giving us a place to settle down when we arrived from India those days. Pls brothers live in reality dont live in imaginations any more.
Save your monthly contribution for LTTE & buy some dog food & dog at least provide you with some level of security because he knows who is giving him food to eat.

If your a Tamil do not do this kind of nonsens to highlight your stupidity to the world. Here after remember to keep save your LTTE monthly contribution. Have a meaningful life & enjoy it. Life is too short & beautiful.

Robin   May 19th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

World Witness a Brutal Genocide without Witness. Minorities all over the world now really really worried that NO international mechanism prevented even though so many shouts from all over the world. Genocide has several phases. Massacres has already completed. Then NEXT PHASE IS MORE DANGEROUS PHASE – ERASING ETHNIC IDENTITIES SLOWLY IN THE NAME OF HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT COVER.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST NOW INTERFERE IF THEY WANT TO PROTECT A RACE FROM ANHILIATION.
– Prof R

Tharindu   May 19th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

War is over for now...
As you all know Some of Capitalist countries depending on war. Because if there's no war.. there productions and earnings going down. So Always they are trying to keep war alive.
I think most of Tamils understood the truth. what they got from war? what they lost from war. I'm not talking about the rats who are crying for SriLanka Tamils, while living in other countries.
They earn from the war, they got fun from the war, They used there own people who living in hell, to make there lives prosperous.
That's why still They need war in SriLanka.

So we hope SriLankan Tamils may understood what have they done & what they had from it.

Thamizhan   May 19th, 2009 6:18 pm ET

Antony... its sad to hear you contributed to something without knowing what the cause is... atleast happy to hear you have a lot of dogs in your household.. Also know one thing the dog that barks a lot does not bite..

Suvi   May 19th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

prabahkaran died like a dog,not like a hero. He was the only barrier for the long lasting peace in sri lanka, now he's history.
There won't be any genocide coz no prabah to give orders....

Siv   May 19th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

Tamils won't quit until they get their rights to self determination. It would be stupid for anyone to think that the Sinhala Sri Lankan government has won the war. Peace in Sri Lanka is long way off. Plus there is more international attention and the way things are going, soon we will have international intervention. The Sinhala hardcore elements will soon rue this.

See you in Tamil Ealam!

kish   May 19th, 2009 6:45 pm ET

war against terrorism is over in Sri Lanka. we r proud of SL military after 30 years of suffering from the terrorism they were able 2 wipe out the murderers after 3 yrs of military operation. Against where even FBI named as LTTE one of the most dangerous terrorist outfit.

And mind u ll USA is STILL engaged in a war aginst terrorism since 2001 after 9/11 attacks, and with a huge cost where they have lost their own troops and killed considerable number of civilians.

corps of bloody killer who was so called the leader of LTTE was found
in mash land where his brain was blown out.

WAR AGAINST LTTE TERRORIST IS OVER FOR EVER

Darsnath   May 19th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

The Sinhala people are having a good time beleiving what their government is telling them. If you look back at the recent history, the SL government has been telling a lot of lies.

1. First, they told that there were only 70000 in vanni. Now, they have claimed to 'rescued' close to 300000.

2. They said they won't use heavy weapons. This lie was exposed by the satellite images.

3. They said there was no recession in SL and said they would get the IMF loan by end of March. Well, everyone now knows the truth in this regard.

4. They now say the war is over and the Sinhalese are celeberating. Wait for the truth to emerge. The real losers will be the one who are celeberating now.

Micheal   May 19th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

Guys,
We said, Hilter wiped out Jews – A Holocaust
Milosevic wiped out bosinan – A Genocide charges

This is not a war – but a Genocide – There is no win here but wiped out a race

Shehara Karu   May 19th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

Since the Gulf War, I have been a huge fan of CNN. However, I must say that I am highly disappointed at the way your reporting has been conducted regarding the situation in Sri Lanka.

First of all, your voting is highly offensive. We are a proud and sovereign state with thousands of years of recorded history that pre-dates American and British civilizations. We are not a bunch of monkeys in the jungles.

Did you, an independant reporter, take a cue from some in the international community and chose to question how an elected democracy is governed when doing its duty to safeguard its citizens from TERRORISM?

Do you have any idea what it feels like to be plagued with terrorism for decades and be gifted with the realization that the days of terror are at an end? Can you imagine what it feels like to breathe the air of hope and freedom again? We celebrate today. Do you think we honestly care what the international community has to say at this point?

WHY IS IT THAT A LEGITIMATELY ELECTED GOVERNMENT IS TREATED WITH SUCH DISRESPECT, WHILE A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IS ACCORDED SUCH CREDIBILITY.

With all due respect... I wish to see that even for Sri Lanka CNN continues to report the TRUTH after examining what the ground situation is really like.

Please.... discontinue your polling. You are being very offensive – a serious matter treated so lightly. This is not an election. No one is getting brownie points.

Also, the picture on the most recent article is not that of the President of Sri Lanka. He wears white and not military garb.

yogan   May 19th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

The root cause of the problem has to be solved, Conventional war may be over. Until finding the solution for the tamil problem, there will not be peace in Srilanka. Singalese are celeberating while tamil minorities are suffering. There are two nations in Srilanka.

Jana   May 19th, 2009 7:03 pm ET

Unless otherwise Tamils in Srilanka is not living with equality and dignity, War is not over.

Sinhalese oppression all through these years reinforces that Tamil Eelam is the only solution for that and till that happens war is not over.

SL Army with the help from China,India,Iran,Pakistan,Libya,etc has just portrayed the ethnic cleansing as war on terror which is the first step on the formation of Eelam.

NABANGA NJEMO ELEVIS   May 19th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

It is best to resign when the stakes are high and honor lost is threatening around the corner.i hope our leaders in Africa starts have same feeling like those in the house of commons in England.

NABANGA NJEMO ELEVIS
BUEA CAMEROON

Jana   May 19th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

Dear CNN,

Srilanka is running the genocide in the disguise of the War on Terror to deceive the people of this civilized world.

Tamils are systematically cleansed, tortured in Concentration Camps and demographies are changed.

So, the war is not over and now the freedom struggle is getting into the first step of the formation of Tamil Eelam.

International Community, its time to step in and stop the genocide first.

Aasha   May 19th, 2009 7:09 pm ET

Sri Lanka's war against LTTE may be over.... but the ethnic cleansing of the Tamils by the Sri Lankan government will never end.... they will continue killing the men and torture the women!!! After all, they have always considered and will consider every single innocent tamilian a tamil tiger! Even if an affected tamil member or an unaffected non tamil member voices in support of the innocent civialians asking the government to stop such ruthless killing, they'll be casted as a Tamil tiger! Those who've never experienced such a thing will neverknow the pain!!! Hence this war against the SL government and the tamil minority will not be over till there is a solution to this problem!!!

Michael Reginald   May 19th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

The Sri Lanka’s government killed 100,000 innocent Tamil civilians within the last three months, in order to eliminate the Tamil Tigers. Here in Sri Lanka Sinhalese celebrating the defeat of the Tamil Tigers while about 250,000 Tamil civilians fled the war zone have been imprisonment by the SL army and denied access to the external world, not only the journalists but even the Sinhalese opposition party MPs can visit the detained civilians. SL police are still arresting hundreds of Tamil youths living in the south, just for being Tamils. Thus, the Tamils struggle for the freedom will continue in Sri Lanka in different means and in different forms, even if the LTTE is totally defeated.

Packiarajan   May 19th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

This war will end only when Tamils have a country where they live with self determination.

Michael Reginald   May 19th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

The Sri Lanka’s government killed 100,000 innocent Tamil civilians within the last three months, in order to eliminate the Tamil Tigers. Here in Sri Lanka Sinhalese celebrating the defeat of the Tamil Tigers while about 250,000 Tamil civilians fled the war zone have been imprisonment by the SL army and denied access to the external world, not only the journalists but even the Sinhalese opposition party MPs cannot visit the detained civilians. SL police are still arresting hundreds of Tamil youths living in the south, just for being Tamils. Thus, the Tamils struggle for the freedom will continue in Sri Lanka in different means and in different forms, even if the LTTE is totally defeated.

sand   May 19th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

I have no clue why news networks such as CNN and BBC calling themselves independant media keep supporting Tamil Tigers,seems they have got the wrong end of the stick.Calling them a Tamil leader.He was merely a terrorist and the leader that lead the rebel group..If you have not lived in Sri Lanka you have no clue what life here is or has been like.Everyone suffered,the Tamils,the Sinhalese,Muslims,Burgers and Malays.All Sri Lankans.The Tigers were not freedom fighters for the Tamil people,they were a bunch of terrorists terrorizing and killing innocent people Tamils,Snhalese,and Muslim and sometimes even tourists.They didnt wait to sort out who was who,and if they had anything to do with this war,they just killed.I grew up in Srl Lanka and I went to school with Tamil kids and some of them are friends till now.And they never supported Terrorism.I never saw them as Tamils or otherwise.We were all Sri Lankans.We do and always have gotten along.If u didnt know ,there have always been Tamil medium schools in Lanka and people have the freedom to chose where in which language they wanted to study.And Tamil language has always given the same rights in Sri Lanka .What happened to the world that branded Tigers as the most dangerous terrorist group in the world ,introducing suicide bombing and etc???Dont mislead the world,news channels. Do your job,spread the truth.Come talk to us,the people of Sri Lanka who have always lived here and seen everything.All Tamils are not terrorists and we never looked at them as anything lesser like your news channels claimed misleading the world and all the time supporting terrorism.Prabakaran was not the leader of Tamil people.He was merely a rebel leader.The war is over,but we ask the world not to interfere and flare up racial tension,cecause it never existed in our community.It was always the TERRORISTS AND THOSE WHO SUPPORTED TERRORISM,and those who fought against terrorism..Sri Lankans dont care what language one speaks,we want to live in peace and harmony.Stop misleading the world.I ask you to come talk to us THE PEOPLE,whatever language we speak in our homes,we have always been Sri Lankans,and we all feel for the innocent people.Just like we were there for each other ater the Tsunami,we will still be there for our people.Let us live in peace.

Aravinda   May 19th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

LTTE has been won over. The reasons behind LTTE’s struggle are still existent. As long as those issues are not resolved, the war will never be over.

tikka   May 19th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

war is completely over theirs no majority and theirs no minority only patriots and non patriots we suffer war since we born tamil brothers Prabakaran made us enemies but please think we are in one nation one country dont be stupid prabakaran is real terrorist he make sri lanka as hell we have same red colour blood we are same in sri lanka dont be dreaming feel reality celebrate the FREEDOM.

GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA

Ratnasiri   May 19th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

If the Tamil Community abroad open their Eyes today they can see what the Leader has given them. It`s just a dream which never come true. Those who spent their hard laboured Money to Leaders who depended on innocent people`s Money are Lazy Freeks. They sent their childrens to Higher education while other school childrens were forced to take a weapon to fight for nothing. Those leaders spent luxury lives while thousands of tamil people were suffering to death. Those leaders ate from the food which the government sent to deliver to innocent.

Now those who controlled LTTE finance still looking farward to innocent people`s spends. They are spreading false news to world saying the leader is alive. The LTTE is Over. Do not believe them again. ELAM is no more in Sri Lanka. May be the rest of the LTTE supporters can try another some where Else than Sri Lanka.

Dudley Senanayake   May 19th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

The war is not over in Sri Lanka . Peace loving ordinary citizen's
are unable to even send their children to school in the Eastern
Province of Sri lanka ( Trincomalee & Batticaloa ) which is under the
control of a break away set of LTTE members; headed by a
criminal by name of Karuna amman. Over twenty young Kids have been kidnaped & murdered by this criminal & his side kick by name of Pilliyan, in the last Month alone,in order to get 3 million Rupees each Ransome money from the Parents. The criminal Mahinda Rajapakse turns a blind eye to this as Karuna & Pilliyan and their Criminal gang have joined the criminal Rajapakse & his group of mass murdering thugs ( so called armed forces of Sri Lanka)This LTTE criminal Karuna & Pilliyan have murderd
thousands of people.He forced thousands of innocent Tamil kids
as young as 12 years to join the LTTE. But now he supports the
criminal thug by name of Mahinda Rajapakse who paid him off
with millions to join his criminal group of thugs ( so called government
of Sri Lanka ). Ordinary citizens in Colombo are unable to even travel
freely on the Roads, as entire roads are closed without warning when
ever the criminal Rajapakse & his band of inner circle Thugs travel
on the roads in their bullet proof luxury mercedes Benz cars , all paid
for with the Publics money. Rajapakse & his two brothers who are government ministers have stashed away millions of Dollars in overseas Bank accounts ( commisions made on over priced weapons
bought for the so called war of liberation).

balaji atluri   May 19th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

sri lankan ruling class or families are already invovled in the genocide by killing all jvp related cadre or people and now against tamils which they are of opinion that they are going to walk free.All the law makers in usa uk will have enough info about this genocide which eventually they will take care of.Sri lankan ruling class has created a abyss for srilankans and tamils, when they will come out it is serious question we have to ask ourselves?

Jaliya Epa   May 19th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

I think still 'Gebbels' are out there. In our land 'Genocide by the Sinhalese' never took place. But to some extent we saw a 'Genocide by Tamil Tigers'. Now that too was over. Internally displaced innocent Tamils who are now fed by us will testify to that effect. Pl come and speak to them and get first hand information. We experienced an out come similar to 'Genocide' occured since 1983 till 2008. A lot of Tamils first took refuge in India and later entered Western countries through back door. I think now you get more Tamils living in West than in North of Sri Lanka. This has to be reversed for better as we too were cherished by the culture and art of Tamil community. We too believe in Hindu gods side by side with Tamils. So lets' get back to that era together.
Jaliya Epa

S Johansson   May 19th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Firstly, as a photojournalist, reporting in Sri Lanka at the time of the cessation of the last ceasefire agreement, I'm sorry to say that there has been little or no interest among media in my small part of the world about this several decade old conflict. Not until the last couple of days the mainstream media picked it up.

The Sri Lankan government has won a military victory against the LTTE but this is not enough for a stable and secure future in Sri Lanka. There has been alot of suffering for all inhabitants in Sri Lanka, no matter what ethnicity, and I'm glad that the military warfare is over. The Sri Lankan government now faces a major challenge that can't be won by military means. If the government doesn't initiate a working reconciliation and integration process among the inhabitants, Sri Lanka will most likely find itself thrown into turmoil again.

Let there be no more blood, there's enough conflicts in the world as it is.

Dayanandan   May 19th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Sri Lanka should recognize Tamil people's aspiratations of their homeland, negotiate with current TNA Tamil parlimentarians and bring a solution to allow them to live in their own home. the problem is neighbour Singhalese are keen to live in Tamil's home. Please guys, let the Tamils live in their homes, don't distrub them by unnecessarally troubling and intruding for last 61 years.
Sri Lanka should abide to real democracy, show that we are living in civilzed world, don't traumatize humans, should not play with support of para-militaries and bring forged election victories and cheat the world for the long term Singhala only SriLanka policy. My opinion is keeping the Tamil problem unresolve will not bring peace to SriLanka for a long. Please try to keep out our island free from Singhala only policy then Sri Lanka will be the best place in the world, economy will boom, every one will be happy.

jesu   May 19th, 2009 8:29 pm ET

Sri lankan armed forces are stronger than ever. LTTE had proven its true weaknesses. This is just another repeated event of the history.

Thamizhan   May 19th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

One single leader Prabhakaran saw Sirimavo Bandaranayake , JR Jeyawardena, R Premadasa,DB Wijetunga, Chandrika Kumaratunga and now Rajapakses... During these times LTTE went through so, many ups and downs.. but they always came back on top.
This time the biggest strength the LTTE has is the Support of Tamils Diaspora. With there full support LTTE will come back on top with Prabakaran's leadership.
For a short time there is going to be time for the SL govt to breath. during this time SL govt should try and resolve the problems faced by the Tamils. First thing is atleast release all the civilians who are captured and put in these camps.. let them go into there own homes...

lawrence   May 19th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

how you can say war is over when all the Tamil people are angry with SL government and SL army as they killed Tamil innocent people in the name of terrorism?

balaji atluri   May 19th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Incompetencyof the sinhala ruling class should be recognised by per capita income they had when they got independence which was equavalent to india,now where do satnd compared to india or a similar country called singapore.What you have a ruling class compared to dictators in africa for example Rwanda .if we are dreaming of equal rights to tamils we are living in utopia. The west and india will take notice of it eventually and will end in solution like kosovo. If tamils are dreaming of equal rights with sinhala they are living in different planet which a fact for the present situation.

T Dunlop   May 19th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Sri Lanka has deliberately caused ‘A Blood Bath on Beach’ resulting in the death of 7,000 civilians including hundreds of children. As many as 16,700 civilians have been injured according to the UN. Many more thousand civilians have been killed and injured since then. This is not just a Tamil issue but purely a human issue.
The Sri Lankan president, commander in chief of the Sri Lankan forces, as well as his army commanders who waged a war of crime against humanity should be tried by an international tribunal.

Jaliya Epa   May 19th, 2009 9:03 pm ET

To Dayanandan,
The 'Sinhala Only' language policy (Sinhalese language as only National Language) was there in 1956 till mid 80s. For last 25 years Tamil language too is equally considered as National Language in Sri Lanka. Not in India Tamil Language is given such a statues. All these so called discriminations were ended long time ago. That was the only positive out come of this struggle. There after there was no cause for Prabhakaran to fight except for power sharing. We saw that in 1987, the 13th ammendment. Then in 1994. Then in 2002. LTTE did not work to achieve the goals but very unkindly killed all those initiatives. Take the last attempt in 2002. By 2005 LTTE having signed the document on federal solution, left the negotiating table.

LTTE doesn't understand the values of democracy. That is why it had to come to this bitter end.

Look at the leader. He did not sollow the cynide capsule or blown him self up although he got others to do. What does it mean? Utter selfishness to live.

Surely Tamils living in SriLanka is better without Prabha.

We Sinhalese now understand our foolishneses too. Those things will not be repeated and as our president says we work to see as there is no majority nor minority but one big family called SriLankan.

Siva   May 19th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

The Tamil people's right to self determination should be recognized in SL. Until that happens, there will be no permanent peace. The international community should ensure that the Sinhalese do not colonize the tamil areas. In the past, Tamil villages had been taken over under the guise of development and the Sinhalese had been settled there. This is one of the reasons the SL government is keeping the diplaced people in those horrible detainment camps. Those people should return home immediately with international help.

Tamilan   May 19th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

we all knew that Holocaust is back in Sri Lanka.
Only a political solution like granting freedom to Eelam can help the island nation to have peace.

MANI   May 19th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT IS NOT BEHAVING LIKE A COUNTRY.
THEY ARE STILL IN 15 CENTURY. LIKE SINGALISE KINGDOM HAS TAKEN A WAR ON TAMIL KINGDOM AND HAS WON AND OCCUPYING IT. THE SINGALEASE CAPITAL CITY IS CELEBRATING THE WIN OVER THE TAMIL KINGDOM.
BUT IF THEY HAVE DONE AT THAT TIME THERE WILL BE ARMYS FROM SOUTH INDIAN CHOLA KINGOM WILL BE HERE TO PROTECT US !

IT IS SO SAD THAT THIS IS HAPPING IN 2009. WHEN THE TAMIL KINGDOM IN SOUTH INDIA UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NORTH INDIAN. AS TAMIL COMMUNITY HAS NO COUNTRY TO COME AND PROTECT US. AT PRESENT IN THAT PLACE WE HAVE ONLY CORRUPT POLITITIONS WHO WILL BUY VOTE USING THERE BRIBES. WHO ARE GOOD AT WRITING DRAMAS AS WELL AS ACTING OUT.

THE SRILANKAN GOVERMENT SAYS IT HAS RESCURED PEOPLE FROM THE LTTE THE TERROREST ORGANASATION WHICH IS HOLDING THEM. IF IT IS TRUE WHY THEY DID NOT NEGOCIATE WITH LTTE. SRILANKAN GOVERMENT SAID THERE IS ONLY 70,000 PEOPLE IN THE LTTE CONTROL AREA . NOW THE GOVERMENT ADMIT NERALY 250,000 HAVE COME INTO THERE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. THEY WENT AND BOMBED AND USE HEAVY WEPONERY AND KILLED NEARLY 50,000 PEOPLE AND STILL OTHERS ARE DIEING OUT OF HUNGER AND WITHOUT MEDICAL CARE.

AT THE START OF THIS CONFLIT IN JANUARY THERE ARE 350,000 RECORD NUMBER OF CIVILIANS IN LTTE CONTROL AREA,. IF 250,000 HAVE COME INTO THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS WHARE IS THE REST 100,000 PEOPLE. ACCORDING TO LATEST FIGURES
50,000 ARE EXPECTED KILLED. WHAT HAPPEN TO THE OTHER 50,000 ARE THEY STILL ALIVE ?

IF THEY HAVE DEFEATED LTTE AND KILLED EVEN THE LEADER AND ALL THE COMANDERS. WHY ARE THEY NOT ALLOWING ICRC AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL MEDIA. INTO CONFILIT AREA ?

OCCUPATION DOES NOT SOLVE ANY PROBLES. LIKE IN ISTRAL.
FEW STATEMENTS FROM GOVERMENT WILL NOT CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF TAMILS.

I CAN ONLY APPEAL TO ALL THOSE WITH THE HUMAN HEART PLEASE ALLOW THE HUMANITARIAN HELP INTO TAMIL AREA.
LET RELATIONS GO AND SEE THERE LOVE ONES IN THIS CONCENTRATION CAMPS. ALLOW FOOD AND MEDICINE TO THE ALL THOSE WHO NEED THEM .

Nish   May 19th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

If Muslims can live in Sri Lanka and not complain about descrimination why do Tamils need a seperate land to survive? Why do people from different races cannot live in one country? What will happen if all the black people in US get together and say they are discriminated and need another seperate pets of US? If every ethnic group in the world start asking for a seperate lands will the international community be willing to support everyone of them......
Countries that support LTTE and terrorism its time to open your eyes and ask the questions above from yourselves.... If you had contribute a single dollar to LTTE you made contribution to kill innocent people.
Stop supporting LTTE. And do not be sympathetic of Tamils in your countries.... They are enjoying luxury and send money to LTTE, that tortures part of their own people......The war is over and SL government will definitely make sure the people suffered from war ids taken care of.

gansan_d   May 19th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

dear Frens.....

Bro prabhakaran countdown start ready......................wait and see.............

Kajan Kathir   May 19th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

The war in Srilanka is not that of terrorism. It is that of linguistic and religious hatred of a majority against a minority that thrived well, that was associated with a greater majority in a neighboring country. It is well known facts that Buddhist monks carried out several suicide-bombings on the British when they were controlling the island. Another major historical event was when President Bandaranaike was assasinated by a Buddhist monk.

A similar description would be how the Jews were discriminated and killed during World War 2. It would be perfect description, to say that today's Srilanka is ruled by its own Hitler and a majority society that is moved by his hate propaganda. This Tamil holocaust, will remain a dark mark in Obama Barack's presidential history, for the LTTE announced laying down weapons and sent their political leaders, only after his speech.

zaneera   May 19th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

If tamil people need a seperate country in that tiny Lanka Where orther people Go??
Why they cant live peacefully like they were???
Prabaharan is a terror and why Tamil people can not protest for him to stop the war.
He take the kids for the War as soldiers??
He keeps the inoccent civilion in the war area.
we need to live in Srilanka peacefully/
we do not want Srilanka to be seperated.

anu   May 19th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Separate Elem is the only solution. the wounds between the two community now become permanent. Tamils will not get equal rights, more over all the refugees across the world want to return to their homeland. we expect Elem will be formed like Israel for Jews.

Chocka   May 19th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

The war will get over only if Sri Lanka proceeds immediately to the talk table to carve out Eelam state for Tamils

Kathiron   May 19th, 2009 11:49 pm ET

Tamils want to live in their homeland. Therefore Srilankan armed forces should evacuate from Tamils' homeland. Srilankan forces are barbarian who killed more than 50000 innocent Tamils in last 7 days. Tamil Tigers are freedom fighters. Tamil Eelam is a reality. Tamils do not want to live with Singalese, blood sucking budist monks and the barbaric singala armed forces. Tamil Eelam is a beautiful nation under Tamil Tiger control. The freedom fight will continue until we get back our homeland. Singalese can celebrate now. They have to be shamed for ruthless, barbaric, inhuman killing of innocent Tamils, and for human right violations of their government and their armed forces. war is not end this is the start. Tamils Tiger did not hurt any single singala civilian in this war.

Shankar   May 19th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

War was against the Civillians, until tamils are there, the chavunist GoSL would engage in war saying we found a tiger in the jungle, one in the street, one on the backyard.

Gothapaya & Rajapakshe are the most ruthless killers the world has ever seen.

What they sow is what they'll reap, it will be in installments though.

Dance for now morons.

larry   May 20th, 2009 12:05 am ET

This poll is not really representative. People send the link to this poll to their mailing lists. I already got 6 emails from my tamil friends and they all voted NO. As a tamil, I think the war is over. But, most of my friends are in denial. Some even think that the leader is still alive and what they have shown is a wax figure. They simply refuse to believe.

ckaru   May 20th, 2009 12:24 am ET

How can a war be over when we don't know what is happening to the thousands of Tamil civilians in the camps – they can be killed off too.
What about the military rule inside the Jaffna peninsula and the puppet regimes and paramitaries in Trinco and Batticaloa.

This is another Rwanda except this time under Secretary Clinton's watch instead of President Clinton's watch. Who will guarantee safety for the Tamils?

Thank you for asking and keeping this struggle alive.

J. Wickrama   May 20th, 2009 12:35 am ET

The WAR was against LTTE Terrorism, which was carried out by a brutal psychopath, based on LIES, DECEPTION and GREED for ABSOLUTE DICTATORIAL POWER. That is now over.
Those who talk about Tamil "aspirations" should keep in mind that not only Tamils but others also have aspirations. It will be necessary to address all issues and not only those affecting Tamils. However, dividing Sri Lanka to create a separate state for a DUPLICATE TAMIL HOMELAND cannot be tolerated AT ALL.

Oliya   May 20th, 2009 12:40 am ET

How can the war be over in Sri Lanka when Tamils are still being treated unfair to this minute? Most of the Tamils immigrated from Sri Lanka to Canada, yet I find that we are treated much better and equally here than in Sri Lanka. How can we Tamil call Sri Lanka "home" when we are discriminated there?

Chamara   May 20th, 2009 2:00 am ET

The LTTE is finished.
We didn't see bomb in colombo in a long time.
If the LTTE could make some sort of retalliation in colombo when their leaders were cornered they would have done it.
None of that sort happened. They couldn't set off a bomb in colobo at the time of Presidents speech. They did that earlier when we captured Killinochchi.
Today every tamil in Sri Lanka wants to distance himself from LTTE as far as possible. sleeper cadres also will turn into civillians and hope they are not discovered. The people taliking about terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have no knowledge of the ground reality in Sri Lanka.
When you cut off the roots of a tree the tree will wither and die.
As opposed to common beliefs the roots of this struggle was the LTTE leadership which held tamil peoples realtives hostage to get his work done. I'm not talking about the no fire zone. I'm talking of mahaveera families. Tamils in the west also supported the LTTE in fears of their relatives being killed by the LTTE.
Prabakaran had a 'consistent'(very important word, consistant) policy of punishing the families of those betraying the LTTE and rewarding the families whose members died for the LTTE. That system is no more.

Tharshin   May 20th, 2009 2:13 am ET

Yeah Muslims can talk both side! Muslims never been descriminated in sri lanka. Only tamil people are discriminiated. Personaly I never contributed any money to LTTE. But my whole family is been punished for being a tamil in sri lankan by the sri lankan government.
Every tamil person is part of LTTE now and for ever.

I have proof for government kidnapping tamil bussiness people in colombo. Government use their own CID and kidnapped my brother-in-law and demanded $600,000 dollers in cash in 2 days. Somehow we manage to give them $300,000 and they let him out. Later we found out government ministers are behind this.

We found out he was kept inside a sri lankan army camp out side of colombo. When he was released they told him not to disclose any information to anyone. If he did he will be shot.

If I just use the commonsence "WHY TAMILS LIVE OUTSIDE OF SRI LANKA" as refugees. This says how much tamil people fear to live in sri lanka. They need their rights, Law and order should be equal to everyone.

ind daz   May 20th, 2009 2:29 am ET

yeah..itz over..the most ruthless blood thirster among dead..person who put innocent tamil civilians in to darkness was dead...person who put muredred innocent children ,priets was dead...hail SL ARMY!!!! hail Mr.President!!!!..the whole coumtry with you sir. to see the reality visit srilanka....

sathesh pandian   May 20th, 2009 2:36 am ET

war cannot be over since the ruthless srilankan govt is starting the genocide of tamils.

Now what will happen is ltte will regroup and they'll start fight very rigourously than ever.

Rawana   May 20th, 2009 2:57 am ET

Genuine Tamil grievances, discrimination if any, should be addressed, but any racist or chauvinist demands( Tamil Homeland, Thesavalame law etc ..) must be dumped.
If anyone try to get their demands through violence or terror, must be ruthlessly crushed as done to LTTE and JVP.
Those Tamil diaspora idiots who are having hatred mentality and would like to see Tamils suffer more can fund further to advocate violence.
I hope all diaspora idiots who supported LTTE terrorism learned a lesson.

NiyamaSinhalaya   May 20th, 2009 3:02 am ET

War is Over, no doubt on that.
If still Tamils think that they themselves got defeated that's no true. I knew the pain Tamils had when LTTE pulling their own daughters, sons from schools to the war. Tamil parents are worried until their kids come back home after their schooling. Also who ever in other countries had given loads of funds to buy weapons and even they didn’t want to give money but by force they took every month.
Another bitter truth is that for the entire Tamil mothers LTTE has ruled to give birth one child in every year. If anyone can say no to this we can debate with a pregnant mothers who are there in IDP hospitals.
Most of Tamils who poll to this is in outside Sri Lanka, they never know what happened and what color sand got in north of sir lanka, they just getting news from LTTE Medias who had business over this conflict.
I urge all Tamils out side the country to go and see the truth, help your own people by giving a meal at least without making such noises.
War is over and Sri lanka gained Tamils heartful support from east of the country by now, so wait and see it will be there for people who were in north as well.
Believe the truth and see the truth.

Winning Sri Lanka   May 20th, 2009 3:12 am ET

Although America can't end what the start against for terror Small Sri Lanka did against the biggest terrorist group in the World. Shame for those who still cant accept the truth.

Mayu   May 20th, 2009 3:19 am ET

First of all, it is not a war but it is a struggle staged by the suppressed community and the oppression of the ruling community. This so called war was not started to end. Rather, a genuine political libration had evolved to this stage. There are many contributing factors for its development. One of the important factors was that the International Community didn’t pay serious attention to it and didn’t effectively mediate them to resolve it by intensive negotiation. I feel this is one of the important duty of the International Community. That country or at least those suppressed community, is waiting for the world leaders to join and resolve it. I hope, one day the suppressed community will be librated from the hands of oppressed community in that island.

SriLankantamil   May 20th, 2009 3:20 am ET

I just cant understand why the "Tamil Diaospora" which claims that their main interest is the well-being of the innocent Tamil people is crying out that the GoSL is carrying out a "genocide" against them.....

Did you guys watch the video where the Tamils were shot down by the so called "liberators" when they tried to leave the LTTE areas and come to SLA controlled areas?? Did you not see how the innocent tamils were treated kindly by the SLA personnel??? Did you not notice how the army risked their lives to get the Tamil civilians into saftey?? Did you not see how many Tamils flocked to the SLA areas after escaping from the clucthes of the LTTE???? No one forced them to come......They came at their own free will...........If the SLA or GoSL for that matter is carrying out a genocide would they want to come???

I think the main concern of the "diospora" is that since most of them are living in the UK Canada and other Europian countries as "political assylum" seekers, they are worried that they would now have to come back to SL and give up the luxurious lives they have overseas......SHAME ON YOU FOR MAKING USE OF US TAMILS BACK HOME IN SL TO ACHEIVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL SELFISH OBJECTIVES!!!!!!!SHAME ON YOU........SHAME ON YOU.....We do not need your interference anymore.........just let us live peacefully in SL and mind your own bussiness where ever you are

Jen A   May 20th, 2009 3:30 am ET

Thamil Eelam originally belonged to Tamils. Go study the real history and you will know that the Tamils are simply only asking for what was originally theirs!
How are the Tamils expected to accept the Sri Lankan government as their own when this is the very government that killed, tortured, raped and mass murdered the Tamils?! The Tigers were the only ones who stood up for the rights of the Tamils. without the Tamils and outside world intervention, the oppressive Sri Lankan government and the whole nation is now free to do whatever it feels like to the Tamils!
The ethnic division and mistrust of the two groups in Sri Lanka is far too grave for there to ever be peace under one state. The permenant solution is an independent Thamil Eelam for the Tamils, which originally belonged to them anyway before the British mistakingly gave it to the Sinhalese before they left.
Sinhalese and Sri Lanka wake up and realize that there will never be lasting peace unless the rights of Tamils are not granted!

raj   May 20th, 2009 3:38 am ET

There is no end to the war when Tamils continue to be discriminated against. Furthermore, those in the camps are being taken away for interrogation and then are never seen again =( If AID agencies don't get into Sri Lanka immediately, the army will kill those in the camps eventually.

pradeep   May 20th, 2009 3:42 am ET

War waged inside SL by Prahakaran and his stooges is over now as they are dead.But the imaginary "war "and "genocide" of tamil diasopora will continue for financial and asylum benefits from gullible westerners.
As for the genocide part nobody talks about the sinhalese and muslims of north and east who were murdered and orphaned by VP.

I lived in easten SL and now in Colombo. Tamils are the majority with muslims in Colombo. So much for the IMAGINARY GENOCIDE!!
You westerners should look in Afganistan ,Iraq and Pakistan for US,UK sponsered examples

Sri Lankan   May 20th, 2009 4:53 am ET

The war for freedom of tamils started well before the LTTE was formed. Starting with the JVP burning riots in 1957 then in 1977 and 1983. The soliders burning down the Jaffna Library which was considered one of the wealthiest libraries in the country! LTTE was formed as a force to stop the abuse of tamils but i guess they didnt fight for what they wanted but somehow got carried away a little and true i agree killed many people in the process. But i cant deny the fact that the government didnt kill a huge number of tamils while trying to wipe out the LTTE! as a matter of fact when this was stated our defence minister didnt deny it which means it is true! The Sri Lankans (the sinhala majoriy) read only the state newspaper and the state media which not only omits the number of innocent tamils killed in the genocide but also the number of soldiers died in battle! they only talk about the killed LTTE carders! I guess now its the duty of every sri lankan to make sure the minoritys arent surpressed. the tamils dont want a seperate homeland! they just want to have every right of a citizen of this country. and that didnt happen with the SINHALA ONLY ACT which was introduced after which the problem started :)

Achintha   May 20th, 2009 5:14 am ET

Dear readers,

Im wondering if there is a single person who talks on behalf of the LTTE have ever being in Sri Lanka.

I would like to ask
Who create violence in this tiny island?
Who viped out sinhalese, muslims and other ethinic groups from north?
Who killed buddhist monk in aranthalawa?
Who killed muslims in their mosque?
Who killed pilgrimages in anuradhapura?
Who attack the temple of tooth relic?
Who made suicide attacks on sri lankan civilians?
and who create uncertainity among the futur of Sri lankans????

Just forget it.

IT

janaSL   May 20th, 2009 5:15 am ET

Warning for the world!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please be ready to face for Ealam attack. Luckily SL could get away from that. They will definitely go for another country. Don't forget they have thousands of more international agents........

Achintha   May 20th, 2009 5:33 am ET

Dear readers,

Im wondering if there is a single person who talks on behalf of the LTTE have ever being in Sri Lanka.

I would like to ask
Who create violence in this island?
Who viped out sinhalese, muslims and other ethinic groups from north?
Who killed buddhist monk in aranthalawa?
Who killed muslims in their mosque?
Who killed pilgrimages in anuradhapura?
Who attacked the temple of tooth relic?
Who attacked economically important places?
Who created suicide attacks on sri lankan civilians?
and who create uncertainity among the futur of Sri lankans????

That is GENOCIDE

Just forget it.

IT IS ALWAYS LTTE. Dont put it to the account of TAMILs.

This land belongs to SRI LANKANS. Not only for sinhalese, tamils, muslims, ... but everyone. It is british colonial rule who create seperation among the ethinic groups systematically so that they can rule for centuries. and unfortunately we are the victims.

Western media using us. They Are we their puppets?

If you have any respect to the IDPs, help them to stand on their own. Dont help those seperatist who create this.

SRI LANKA BELONGS TO SRI LANKANS. NOT FOR CNN, BBC OR AL-JAZEERA

hariharan   May 20th, 2009 5:46 am ET

War is over for now

Real problem in Sri Lanka is economic problem. Many people fighting for fewer resources. Accordingly Tamils were deny there equal rights in favour of shingales. Presently ever body seems to be forgotten by this. Therefore, war is over now and if this basic problem not solve in coming years. There will be war again. But this time will be among shingales

Tara   May 20th, 2009 6:10 am ET

Dear Sri Lankan Brothers and Sisters,

The War is over. Sri Lanka is our country. as our president said yesterday there is no majority or minority in this country. All Sri Lankans, sinhala, muslim, tamil burger people are same. Therefore now it is useless talking and discussing with tamil diaspora. because they are not sri lankans and and they dont love this country. we dont care what they say or think about sri lanka. we all know what is truth. the main thing we have to do now, get together and build our nation. we lost more than 30 years and lot of valuble lifes. we have to do lot of works to build our country. lets ignore the out siders including diaspora and lets start to work. We have lot of resources, unused manpower, wasted land and many more. we have to give new life / new hope to our brothers and sisters in north. Again I say, war is over... lets join our hands to build our country and sri lankan nation....

venkatesan palanisamy   May 20th, 2009 6:16 am ET

Nish can pls read the below : Srilanka had banned to enter in a Human rights council in UN By three peoples . They are Adholpha press from arjentina ,south africa's reverent bishop desmand . and ex american president . These three guys are Noble price winner for peace . How you are saying to live in a country like this . Pls be clear in you thoughts . Pls read teh history clearly before send any comment .

Nuwan   May 20th, 2009 6:21 am ET

Defeat of LTTE is good. However, this is not over. A lot of things has to be done and I do not think the current leaders have any competence achieving this. This victory must not be celebrated as it is done now. It must be taken as a goal achieved in a long term vision for the country.

Tara   May 20th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Nish..... I agree with you

Than S   May 20th, 2009 7:10 am ET

Freedom fights will end with the freedom

At the moment Sri Lankan government carrying out the GENOCIDE without any witnesses.
U
N,US,EU & UK where are you all now? You have asked LTTE to lay down the arms they have done so but the civilians are still getting killed in thousands everyday! you have done nothing so far.

Medias, please find out what happened to those doctors who were helping the injured till the last minute and reporting the reality to the world through you but you all are still in silence why?

Tamils are in this situation because of the “western countries” If you all have left us alone we had our Eelam in 2002.

War will end with Tamil Eelam very soon.

Muditha Dasanayake   May 20th, 2009 7:34 am ET

If one nation is try to stand up with them selves ... White man cannot see .. he curses ... do these kind of stupid things...
vote on CYBER SPACE..................
International terrorism..................

Suthan   May 20th, 2009 7:38 am ET

Anybody with clear understanding will say war is not over! Battles are over for short time! This battle has been clearly done by Chinese support and Indian support for their own benifits! So not the Srilankan army won the battle in anyway but the military power , air power, Indian satelite, chemical bombs and heave chinse artilery have won the war.
Now Tamils have untied and more active because of inactive role of International Community to stop the genocide. Killing huge amount of tamils have caused severe agony. Tamils will continue this war and in Srilankan history this is just another bad time.
But a far right president and army commanders will once again ensured that ethnic cleansing has happened!
25000 CORPSE HAVE BEEN BURNT IN THE SAFETY ZONE TO WIPE OF THE EVIDENCE! WORLD HAS NOT INVETIGATED AND IT IS DEEP HURT IN TAMILS NOW!

Steve   May 20th, 2009 8:03 am ET

What srilankan government has completed is propaganda war, the war will never stop till tamils get political rights so its just for the people in colombo who cant verify the real situation. Velupillai Prabhakaran is a gift for the tamil comunities in the world and will guide the tamils what would be the next step.

malathy   May 20th, 2009 8:07 am ET

LTTE is not terrorism. LTTE is for tamil people around the world. THAT'S THE FACT. The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until there is a solution for the tamil minority. The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians. They have to pay it.

Ravinatha   May 20th, 2009 8:18 am ET

WITH DA GOVERNMENT AS IT IS NW....AND A KING LIKE PRESIDENT WHO LOVES HIS MOTHERLAND....!!!

DA WAR AGAINST TERROR IS OVR IN DA COUNTRY...!!!
The economy stabilization with da settling down of the ppl displaced is da nxt ting to do...!!!

WATEVR DA SITUATION IS....PPL IN ODER COUNTRIES HAV NO RITE TO VOTE FR PL IN SRILANKA....DIS IS OUR COUNTRY
(sinhala ,tamil ,burger,muslim).....PPL IN SRILANKA KNOW DA REAL SITUATION HERE....SO ODER COUNTRIES ND TERROR GROUPS CN SUCK SMEWHERE ELSE....!!!

Ravinatha   May 20th, 2009 8:20 am ET

maNY PPL IN ODER COUNTRIES DO NT KNOW DA REAL LIFE DANGERS DAT THE TAMILS FACED WITH THE LTTE ....!!!

dey jus listen to unproven facts through the internet nd come to conclusions....!!!

Iresh   May 20th, 2009 8:22 am ET

Finally the war of Sri Lanka come to an end. tmail people can now live in
peace in this country, they don't need to forcefully pregnant their 12-14 year daughters to prevent been a child solder, they dont need to hide their 13 year old son any more. theris a new hope for every one. Sri Lankan government show that LTTE and terrorism is not the tamil people want. so Sri lanka dont need any comments from lunatics any more. they dont need Whores like MIA, Sri Lanka can Handle their country,

Mineka   May 20th, 2009 8:26 am ET

this poll is a total waste of time.

kasun   May 20th, 2009 8:27 am ET

there are only "SRI LANKANS" in sri lanka.soryy about LTTE.prabakaran is the LOOSER OF THE YEAR !

Mash   May 20th, 2009 8:50 am ET

First of all i must say, that from what i saw in these comments, most of the "anti-sri lankan" comments were submitted by my tamil brothers living abroad. Whome have no damn idea about the true situation prevailing in sri lanka. Before you submit such "aggressive " comments against sri lanka, i would lke to ask you to visit sri lanka and see the true situation for your self. Be cause i dont think any tamil, other than a hard lined LTTE supporter would say such things. Most of you are suggesting, a seperate land as a solution. Thats because you are living on soils that doesnt belong to you. That doesnt care for you. And you are always living in a mentality that you dont "belong" in what ever the foreign country you live in. Sinhala people doesnt havee anything against you. I know this because in a sinhala person. And if i had anything against tamils, why would i hide it. Im not going to blame anyone. Not even the LTTE. This whole situation started because there was a total misunderstanding between us two nations. Before i conclude i would like to make a small request to all of my tamil brothers. Think, "how am i, my people being discriminated in sri lanka?"..." What wrong are the sinhala people doing to us?".."What is the barrier, against building this nation together?"..

chathuranga madushan { kurunegala (police)}   May 20th, 2009 9:05 am ET

LTTE

Blast in blast...!

No power, No place, No name & No PRABA

We rejected LTTE PREBA

The man Who
boasting about his power.

But

Wherez his power?
Wherez his blast?

&

Wherez his soul?

Now,hez in open the mouth & flyz are inside of his boasting mouth

Ha....... Ha......haaaaaaaaa........

Not only PRABHA.

We must blast who all do menial service people for LTTE in our world. We can do that.

cz

We are the people who having superd power in the world We are proud about our LAND.

SRI LANKAz are the BEST.

We Salute Our Heroes.............!

Sinhala :- LTTE 1kata Kade yana hama ekama ellala maranna ona mun thamai rata kanne thawath lajja nathuwa comment danawane

{chathuranga madushan premarathna
sri lanka
kurunegala
(police)}

Nawab   May 20th, 2009 9:12 am ET

As a Pakistani, I wish to congratulate the government of Sri Lanka on it's victory over the LTTE. Terrorism has plagued this world and I can only hope that Pakistan too will be able to fight off the oncoming Taliban insurgents in the NWFP.

dee   May 20th, 2009 9:17 am ET

OH MY GOD!!!finally we can breath freely in our own country!!!i remember he bomb blast happened in front of our school!!!how terrifying was that!!!and i still remember how some of the tamils were having a laugh at it and the people hu got hurt that day!!!seriously i have realy good tamil friends i have nothing against tamils but elam war was some thing different!!!some pathetic brutal terrorists who killed each and every sinahala tamil or muslim person that they can lay their hands on is finaly out of this country!!!all im sad about is the people in other countries(LTTE SUPPORTERS) HURT our innocent civil people in other countries!!!one of my friends who study in australia got an attack from some tamil guys and they have poured acid in to his eyes!!!and in france people hit all the srilnkans they can find!!!how pathetic is that???prabakaan the barbarian terrorist is dead!!!im not feeling bad to feel happy about some ones death!!!cause this some one is none other than a pathetic terrorist who killed so many civillians!!!!because of him how many mothers lost their young sons??how many kids lost their parents??how many wife's lost their husbanda???gosh!!!thank you lord buddha,jesus christ and allah for you blessing on our brave soldiers!!!!!hank you!!!

Jayna Perera   May 20th, 2009 9:18 am ET

As a Sinhalese I have to say I am ashamed of how Sri Lanka has conducted this war. I refused to read defence.lk because it is propaganda. After closely following the news I have opened my eyes and realized what not only the SL gov is doing to the sri lankan tamils but what our community is doing to them as well. Saying this I fully condemn the LTTE because they used their own people as well. but you have to identify why the LTTE existed. The country is already divided and as long as the mind set of our community does not change it will continue to divide. I find this really sad that our people are stupid enough to listen to a bunch of thugs that run SL..shame on you!

Shan   May 20th, 2009 9:24 am ET

LTTE has no territory.. not even 1 square kilo meter. Prabakaran is dead. His son Charles Anthony is dead. All the other leaders are also dead. So basically it's the end of LTTE. End of LTTE means the end of the war.

Maheshi   May 20th, 2009 9:29 am ET

I'm startin 2 think its the tamils who dsnt wanna live together with us. The tamil diaspora 2 be precise n the western media is fuellin it. Because all my friends in SL Sinhala, muslim, tamil, burgher, male r all celebratin the end of war. N they r all ready 2 help those who r displaced by the war. But all diaspora can talk abou is hw Prabha is nt dead, hw its nt ovr, n hw LTTE is the only representative of tamils. Well if they were hw come Vaiko n Jayalalitha lost TN election n Congress won with sooo much conviction. More n more u carry on like this diaspora u gonna taint ur image. Rite at this moment ur jus a bunch of sore loosers.

Nathan Surya   May 20th, 2009 9:31 am ET

WAR WILL NEVER BE OVER till Tamils' legitimate political aspirations are met. Battle in Vanni may be over. STRUGGLE GOES ON TILL TAMIL PEOPLE & HOMELAND FREED FROM THE CLUTCHES OF SINHALA STATE TERROR & RACISM. While tens of Thousands of Innocent Tamils are mourning their dead family & friends, Sinhala are celebrating it as Victory. It reflects Sinhala mentality. TWO STATE SOLUTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT WILL BRING PEACE.

careem   May 20th, 2009 9:40 am ET

It a grate job congrads to M.R and the team.

coolgayathra   May 20th, 2009 9:48 am ET

CNN is doing a great job to find the views of people all round the world
well done..
Talking about the war.
yes,i think the war is over.
the peace will be regained..
sri lanka faced so much destruction due to this war..
now all sri lankans can live peacefully..
Thankss agaian CNN

eelaval   May 20th, 2009 9:51 am ET

the war is beginning from 1948, for the political solution. the LTTE has startted to fight after 30 years of demonstrations and protests. so, the war is not gonna be end till the tamils get real and justice sollution. also, its has to be approved by LTTE. someones comments that they gavemp seat for karuna, but WE ARE NOT FIGHTING FOR MP SEAT, WE ARE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM. sinkala friends, please dont talk about karuna, we can be a good friends in future but we never never forgive karuna or other anti-tamils. WE WILL WIN THE FREEDOM SOON. THE WAR CHANGED IN POLITICAL WAY.

Muththusamy   May 20th, 2009 9:57 am ET

MEGALOMANIAC LEADER OF THE BARBARIC TERROTISTS CALLED LTTE IS NO MORE.
GOOD LUCK TAMILS & GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA !
yOU ALL ARE SAFE NOW.
KILLERS WON'T GRAB YOUR CHILDREN ANYMORE.
PARENTS, A NEW ERA IS DAWNING FOR ALL OF YOU.
Mr. RAJAPAKSHA, YOU DID A GREAT JOB !

Tamil Youth   May 20th, 2009 9:58 am ET

How can you say that this war is over while 1000 people were killed even yesterday ?
And what about those injured people who will die because there aren't any doctors or even nurses to do first aid ?
Moreover, people in those camps who are daily tortured, raped and who suffer without food ... [there are proofs thanks to Channel4] ... what about them ?

Do you still think that this bloody war is over ?
What wad the purpose of this war ?
1/ To exterminate LTTE ? HmmH, don't you think that LTTE will get back to their guerilla solution ... and by this no one could stop as it was till now.
2/ To exterminate Tamil race ?

NAAG   May 20th, 2009 9:59 am ET

The Tamils have been discriminated against by the sinhalese since srilanka gained independence from UK. This discrimination has not stopped in fact it has worsened. The war will only be over when the tamils are treated as fellow citizens and not second class. The war will only be over if tamils are given the same rights as the sinhalese both by the government and the sinhalese civilians. The government cannot state it has eradicated terrorism because it has made allies with the worst of them like Karuna and Douglas. This will increase tension amongst the Tamil communities. Karuna who is responsible for child abductions all over srilanka has not yet been brought to justice. Befriending a group of terrorists to eradicate another cannot be the peaceful soultion. The war will only be over when the government lets Tamils live freely and not keep them contained in camps. The government should take action to help its citizens, sinhalese, tamils and muslims to live peacefully side by side! The war cannot be over until such a situation is reached. Until then we can only pray that not even a single live is lost.

N. Shaheid   May 20th, 2009 10:01 am ET

The problem in reconciling between the two sides is the disparity in the narration of what exactly took place over the last couple of months.. The sinhalese in sri lanka believe that there was a total humanitarian operation.. And the govt. did everything possible to prevent harm frm befalling the innocent civilians.. To be frank, its not a version that is very believable.. Because, the Govt. Was definitely tryin to hide somethin... On the other hand, the tamils claim there was genocide inflicted upon them.. Where hundreds of thousands of tamil civilians were indiscriminately butchered by the SL Army.. Which sounds more like ltte propaganda .. And which again doesnt sound very plausible because 250,000 civilians actually were rescued.. The problem with the truth is that there was no independent reporters to verify what happened.. So lets hope the whole country puts the past behind us.. Address the genuine tamil concerns.. And reconcile for the sake of our future..!! This is the perfect opportunity to make a new start..!! God bless Sri Lanka..!!

aka   May 20th, 2009 10:02 am ET

war is over.
all those who say war isnt over frm western countries,
r they goin 2 come here and go 2 jungles and start it again.
and of course if sri lankan government or Sinhalese want kill tamils why bother goin 2 north.
there are plenty of tamils in Colombo (hundred of thousands) and other parts in de country.
the way i c it, since ltte is no longer there, some in the Tamil diaspora has trouble accepting it.

If ltte was tamils only representer why hav they killd so many tamils them selves.

Suthan   May 20th, 2009 10:03 am ET

Everybody needs to look at this war with deeper view. It is a struggle began in 1948 when British gave the freedom to Srilanka , and handed over Tamils freedom to Srilankan goverment rather Ceylon governement at that time.
Then through many Tamil poltical leaders campaigned for different poltical system for Tamil states. When they failed in 1976 , all Tamil parties united under "Tamil United Liberation Front" (TULF) and participated in 1977 parliament elections asking mandate from Tamils for seperate state.People believed in those people and voted 96% to accept the seperate state.
But as usual polticians were properly handled by money they change their obhectives ! Decieved Tamil youth started Arms campaign. Since there was many groups , V.Prbhaharan try to unite the Tamils under one movement. He had to put some hard rules and it is true some Tamils did not accept that. Still Prbhaharan focused on buildinng a strong military power and atlast majoirty of Tamils backed him with the reason. Srilanka did not stop killing Tamils and continued genocide has caused huge pain in Tamils now.

After Tamils begged international community to stop the war, every country did not bother about those 30,000 people killed during 6 months. Still it is widely believed Srilankan army is burning the safety zone in large scale to wipe of any evidence of 25000 people killed.

Now everybody including Srilankan leader know Prbaharan is alive and they still want to celebrate short term victory. So now Tamils know that only themselves have to take this struggle forward to get the fredom.
Further war can be only stopped if Srilanka accepts the rights of people. All write about LTTE and they are not the real issue here. They are our come of genocide by Srilanka. They are Tamil youth , nobody else. So with this contiued genocide , many are ready to fight now. So Srilanka has completely failed and it can never heal those Tamil hearts! War need to be over but it will when free Tamil Eelam rises.

GN   May 20th, 2009 10:06 am ET

The war is over but the genocide will continue until interntional community interferes to monitor the situation. Media should be given the full freedom to report the situation. The UN should step in to help affected civilians to rebuild their lives without fear. The presence of such independent bodies should ease the tension still there.

Kotuwa   May 20th, 2009 10:13 am ET

Over or Not!

Both Sinhala and Tamil people should AVOID a WAR!

War is totally NOT needed!

Why we need a War?
We do NOT!

what we all need is,
peace...

chathuranga madushan { kurunegala (police)}   May 20th, 2009 10:16 am ET

i would like to remind all the people pointing fingers to sri lankan government that we are not the real kills but the LTTE. No one talked out when our people (civilians) all around the country including BOTH the TAMILS and SINHALESE were attacked by LTTE. Have you ever quetioned them about their heavy bomb blasts and gun shots which caused vast no. of deaths and injuries. Civilians (almost all are Tamils) in those areas suffered because of LTTE not us. And it’s us, our forces and our government started rescuing tthose innocent people from the LTTE.

You better know the fact and talk!

We are not against Tamils, we are against LTTE, TERRORISM ! ! !

No sinhalese,

no tamils,

no muslims,

all under one flag,

S R I L A N K A N S ! ! !

Nalaka Shalindra   May 20th, 2009 10:18 am ET

Come to Sri Lanka and see if the government is killing tamil civilians.

Idiots shout without knowing little bit of information about Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a peaceful country!

Jayan   May 20th, 2009 10:20 am ET

Tamils tried to take our nation, our motherland. we proved , they can't even touch our nation. this is ours........... Proud to be a Sri Lankan. Any terrorist can't break our motherland like LTTE. everyone can see the thing that monster Prabhakaran got. we have no problems with tamils but with terrorist........ Jaya Sri.........

TEMP   May 20th, 2009 10:21 am ET

TAMIL EELAM FOR EVER

TEMP   May 20th, 2009 10:22 am ET

TAMIL TIGERS WILL NEVER DIE

A Sri Lankan   May 20th, 2009 10:22 am ET

LTTE killed a number of innocent tamil civilians. But Sri Lanka Army rescued too many tamils from LTTE. So even if a LTTE supporter would try to start a war again, Sri Lankan tamils would never support him. So there will not be a war again in Sri Lanka.

Samadhi   May 20th, 2009 10:23 am ET

What Sri Lanka has accomplished is victory over terrorism. This by no way means a victory over Tamils. The Innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka are as peace loving as the Sinhalese and they are definitely not terrorists. LTTE how ever does not stand for these Tamils.
There are many other ethnicities in Sri Lanka – who are a minority in the ethnic group, but who would all rally under one flag,as Sri Lankans.
We all want peace... a lasting peace. The north is not only the traditional homeland of the Tamils, it was the traditional homeland for Moslims and a minority of Sinhalese too....before the atrocities of LTTE happened.

It is the duty of the International Community to support the development of Sri Lanka – as one country that ensures equality of all Sri Lankans despite their ethnicity.

International Community should not give in to propaganda, but have an open mind and support the unity of a country.

ruki   May 20th, 2009 10:24 am ET

Prabakaran is not a man. He came to this world to find a country where he can be a president but nw he is not in this world and his son also so he can be a president in the next birth but that also im not sure because a human can only be a president but im not sure that he will be u human next birth. And our leader is like our god he wont ever give any person to come to sri lanka which are supporting ltte so be carefull what ul are talking.

May god bless u

Rasa   May 20th, 2009 10:29 am ET

Only the fourth phase of the war is over, which was basically a genocide without any evidence. The international community should not give any direct financial aid to the government to the so called rebuilding the north..If the war is over, why the international media has no free access to the IDP camps and the north of Srilanka.

The GENOCIDE is still happening in the IDP camps and outside, the government need all the time to hide all the evidence which can be used for a case against the war crime.

Saida   May 20th, 2009 10:30 am ET

The civil war won’t be over till the Tamil minority gets their own country, TAMIL EELAM. The whole fight was for the freedom of the Tamils and we won’t live in peace till this comes to reality. So far the Sri Lankan government systematically persecuted and finally exterminated us. And they will keep on with this as long as Tamils have to live under the control of this unscrupulous government.

Dulith   May 20th, 2009 10:31 am ET

Die Tamil, die der Leute zur Selbstbestimmung berichtigen, sollten in SL erkannt werden. Bis das geschieht, gibt es keinen dauerhaften Frieden. Die internationale Gemeinschaft sollte garantieren, dass der Sinhalese nicht die Tamilbereiche kolonisieren. In der Vergangenheit waren Tamildörfer unter der Aufmachung der Entwicklung übernommen worden und der Sinhalese war dort vereinbart worden. Dieses ist einer der Gründe, welche die SL-Regierung die diplaced Leute in jenen schrecklichen Zurückbehaltunglagern hält. Jene Leute sollten nach Hause sofort zurückkommen

Dulith   May 20th, 2009 10:32 am ET

Los Tamil que la gente endereza a la autodeterminación deben ser reconocidos en el SL. Hasta que suceda eso, no habrá paz permanente. La comunidad internacional debe asegurarse de que el Sinhalese no colonice las áreas del tamil. En el pasado, las aldeas del Tamil habían sido asumidas el control bajo modo del desarrollo y el Sinhalese había sido colocado allí. Éste es una de las razones que el gobierno del SL está manteniendo a la gente diplaced esos campos horribles de la detención. Esa gente debe volver a casa inmediatamente

Madhawa   May 20th, 2009 10:33 am ET

War is now 100% over.... Tamil people who lives in foreign need to find the real truth... they only knows about one side only war please visit sri lanka and ask what happen in SL from ur realtive tamil people who lives in north and east...

Dulith   May 20th, 2009 10:33 am ET

Тамильские языки люди выпрямляют к самоопределению должны в SL. До тех пор пока то не случится, будет никакой постоянный мир. Международное сообщество должно обеспечить что Sinhalese не колонизирует зоны Тамильского языка. В прошлом, села Тамильского языка были приняты сверх под маской развития и Sinhalese был установлен там. Это одна из причин правительство SL держит diplaced людей в тех ужасных лагерях задерживания. Те люди должны возвратить домой немедленно

prabash   May 20th, 2009 10:39 am ET

yeaH terrosirt on srilaka is demolished....now in our country there will be 2 nations....1 is those who loves country and other 1 who is not.... there will not any minor nations...sinhala,tamil,muslim,burger we all are srilankans......those who supports LTTE may tell lot of various stories they are only a storIES. truth is LTTE vanished. but now there will be terrible war that is build our lanka matha those who use to say stories you reallly love tamils helped us to get them off to better position than those days they supprots by war...they suffer from war so all srilankans helped each other in any circumstances. if no one helpled , we can take care of all people in our country.... all 19.4 millions people's nation is SRILANKAN.......................PROUD TO BE A SRILANKAN.....

sampath   May 20th, 2009 10:39 am ET

People who say that Srilankan goverment kills tamil civilians , they never been in srilanka, they dont have war experienc. They are the peole who just put their money to LTTE and living as refugies in othe countries. People who really were in NO-firezone know the story.
there is no use of sayings of people whos having luxary life over there at diffrent countries.

Rick   May 20th, 2009 10:41 am ET

It really sad what CNN has become today. I remember when you first started and even a couple of years back the non biased reporting that you once did. Its tragic that you have become no better then the BBC, interested in creating misery and happy to spread lies about the situation in Lanka.

Its really quite pathetic but karma wise, its something your reporters will have to deal with one day!!

rick.

PS

Isnt it time that CNN changes its racist policy towards Lanka and describes the facts eg How 60% of Tamils live with Sinhala, in the South. Which by the way counters, your 'civil war' idea. If this was a 'civil war', it kinda would have been in the south now wouldnt it?? lol.

Anyways...Hope u guys change!!

prabash   May 20th, 2009 10:43 am ET

mr AJ look at ur statement that's totally wrong if sinhala government killed tamils how those tamils live in wellawaththa area . have you ever been to srilanka nr AJ if not il give u a ticket to come srilanka and watch the wellawaththa coz if governnment killed there will not tamils in wellawathta so if u dont no any things better you may shut and keep quiet

nav   May 20th, 2009 10:44 am ET

People who think and talk big about that war is ended in the wrong way.. well they are the people who supports all kind of terrorism ... LTTE it self are terrorist .. 30 years of suicide bombing has been happening throw out the country... by LTTE.. and they are the first terrorists group who started it.. i repeat

THE FIRST SUICIDE BOMBING WAS INVENTED BY LTTE

so people around the world you may have seen loads of things going on the media .. let me tell you something throw out the past 30 years what had happened throw out the country none of ul have seen... and none of those past SEEN were brought up to the seen by any kind of media ..

they have never shown..
1 suicide bombing done by the LTTE..
2 Children brought up 2 the war with weapons..
3 make people starve to death..
4 etc..

if any body sees records for the past 30 years you will clearly see that this war is won with justice.. and have brought a peaceful time to srilanka....

AND FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOWS NOTHING BUT PROTESTING LIKE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS .. WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THIS WAR HAA... JUSTS VIDEOS AND ACTICALS BY THE MEDIA .. BRING A WRONG IMPRESSION TO THE WORLD..

AND FOR ... U ALL LTTE SUPPORTIVE S YOU ARE NOTHING MORE EQUAL THEN TERRORISTS ..

peace!!!!
thank you

Dinu   May 20th, 2009 10:45 am ET

SriLanka war will be over if Tamil people understand the reality and the real ruthless nature of LTTE assassins . Now people know that LTTE never thought about Tamil people and their welfare .They have only thought about their separated eelam land and their luxurious life . During Tsunami period a lot of aids including money sent to conflict situation . But now realized that LTTE used that only for their luxurious life of leaders (not a soldiers) and to build up their power .
They never gave those aids to people who lived in that area . This shows that LTTE are selfish although they said they are concern about Tamil people but they have never thought about that . Their mind especially LTTE leaders minds fully contain with cruelty and ruthless ideas .
But now every SriLankan is free every SriLankan could free from that LTTE and its leaders . Now Government is developing those areas. So I think now SriLanka have a good future with out any race discrimination .SriLankan can gain a developed life style soon . It's good that Tamil people also understand this situation and help to build good SriLanka without any eelam ideas .

so no more bloody terrorist like LTTE want in SriLanka !!

Roshini   May 20th, 2009 10:45 am ET

STOP THE GENOCIDE AGAINST TAMILS !!
MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE KILLING OUR TAMILS !!
PLEASE HELP !!!! GO AND SEE THE TRUE !!

Navin Chaula .K.P.S   May 20th, 2009 10:45 am ET

Tamils were flushed out of their land, their children, families were killed by the Sri Lankan state terror. Around 75 thousand people are killed in a war without witness. Sri Lanka is destroying all the traces of an inhuman, unacceptable war crime and crimes against humanity. Tamil people in Jaffna are surrounded by around 50 thousand armed personalls, para-military groups facing violence, abduction, intimidation, threats. They do not have any freedom to express their opinion freely. This is the case in the Eastern areas too for the Tamils. Douglas Devananda and Vinayakamurthy Muralitharan (karuna), Pillaiyan are the forces supporting this state oppression for their own personal gains.

Tamils from Vanni are forced in 'detention camps' run by the army. These camps do not follow any international norms of the UN. The people in these camps are separated from their families. They do not have any freedom to move, freedom from fear, freedom to express freely their opinion, freedom to choose their work, freedom to live in their own land...The government is planning to keep them in these camps for more than three years and permanently which is unacceptable and against International Public laws. Already thousands of Tamils from Jaffna are in IDP camps for around 19 years and are not allowed to go to their own land. In the east Sinhala settlements are created in the Tamil areas. This is an important issue through out the Tamils struggle in this conflict. Government plans to settle Sinhalese in the Vanni areas.

But the government do not have any political solution to make sure Tamils get their inalienable rights. India together with Sri Lanka is playing dangerously with the life of people for their own interests and killing thousands and evacuating them from their life. India is a major player in this regard with its self-interest in South Asia. To bring any solution to the current conflict the above questions need to be addressed. It would be impossible to address them in the current constitution or making amendments in it. Accommodating Tamils in a majority Sinhala dominated state is the solution that Indo-Sri Lanka accord talk about. That is different from having equal rights for Tamils.

Hence International Community need to understand that the struggle for Eelam started from the state oppression of a Sinhala Sri Lankan state way back immediately after Sri Lanka's independence from British. After all peaceful struggles were suppressed and aggrements were sabotaged by the Sinhalese only in the late 70s the armed struggle emerged. The route causes of the struggle for Tamil homeland still valid with thousands times more reasons today. Clearly the Tamils and Sinhalese are divided physically in the state and deep in their souls. No action can heal the Tamils hearts except the creation of an independent state. They cannot live under one state anymore peacefully. The only solution is creation of a separate state for Tamils through an UN referendum under UN supervision force without the involvement of India or Indian diplomats.

International Community should collect all evidences of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Vanni that are covered up by Sri Lanka from international media and international human rights groups. Sri Lanka need an International trial for the bloodbath and war crimes. Unless these things are done, the conflict will continue. This is not an internal matter of Sri Lanka. It is a global issue. Britain has a major role to play for its colonial history in which united the Tamils kingdom with the Sinhalese and gave the power to the Sinhalese during the independence. UN lost its credibility through its silence when a bloodbath was happening. Western countries need to play a role to condemn the powers like India and China playing on the lives of people in Sri Lanka, Burma, Bangladesh and Nepal.

tamil   May 20th, 2009 10:47 am ET

you people talk as if the tigers and tamils are different people.. i dont see that all the tamils have died so i dont know what this nonsense about the ltte being over is about.. maybe for a short period nothing will happen but the thirst for tamil eelam is stronger than ever before.. history has taught the tamils that only when we pick up arms we are taken seriously and peace talks are arranged. The ltte is still the world's most effective guerilla force. It takes a national army to get help from india and weapons from china to cause a "defeat" on the LTTE. I don't recall the LTTE getting help from anyone.. they fight for a just cause and don't have to beg other countries for money.. they stand on their own two feet like true soldiers and give the fight to the enemy even though they were outnumbered. It's only a short time before familys of the "missing" SLA soldiers realise their sons died at the hands of LTTE and not missing as the government tells them as part of their propaganda to act as if hardly any damage was inflicted on them. LTTE is always capable of regrouping mahinda needs to have a reality check just because he lies about how many soldiers he lost.. it doesn't take an idiot to work out his army is weak.. they can never handle another rebellion. Tamil people fight for tamil eelam tigers are tamil people...

Ratheesh Logeswaran   May 20th, 2009 10:50 am ET

Until Tamil's have the same rights as a sighalese Person in srilanka it will continue.

Kasun   May 20th, 2009 10:53 am ET

I read many of the views expressed by different people of different backgrounds. What I saw in them, was not independent thoughts which couldn't have in anyway marked as their own. Actually, everybody was trying to impose an idea that they had previously on the war as well as the SL government, Tamils and Sinhalese.

Why can't people think beyond the boundaries. Why all of you have the narrow minded inset which leads you to discriminate people. WE ALL ARE HUMAN. Now in SL there is no person to lead the terror. There won't be any more suicide attacks. No gunfire. No bombs. No violence. No fear. No bloodshed. TAMILS, SINHALESE, MUSLIMS all will be in a single state under the control of the government. ALL WILL BE SRILANKANS.

Civilians are not going through ethical cleansing. Come and have a look, how happily they live in the camps with smiles of freedom. They won't have to suffer anymore. They will have freedom.

And I am saying this to those who have barged saying TAMILS are discriminated. You all are in other countries enjoying the luxuries that NONE of your relatives (other Tamils in SL) have. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SPEAK FOR THEM. WHAT YOU DID WAS MAKE THEM SUFFER BY PUMPING BLOOD TO THE RUTHLESSNESS CALLED LTTE. LTTE was making those poor Tamil civilians suffer. AND YOU WERE A PART OF MAKING THEM SUFFER.

USE YOUR BRAINS AND HEARTS. We are human. We should inculcate love and peace within us, not terror or hatred. Everybody should live in harmony in this country and in this whole world. Hope the day that we all will live in peace is not far away !!!

Shazin   May 20th, 2009 10:54 am ET

I don't understand why the International Community is always uncertain about the end of the war in Sri Lanka. It is emerging to surface that the IC doesn't want this war to end.

Van Dyck   May 20th, 2009 10:54 am ET

It is funny to see many Sinhala people who comment speaks for Tamils. When the colonizations happen in Traditional Tamillands you never talk; when you consequent governments bomb on Tamils you never raise a voice; and when the genocide happens you celebrate the deaths and the sufferings of Tamils in Colombo.

I am happy to see how LTTE scared you and still scare you. LTTE might have gone for a while, but the root cause is still there, celebrating the deaths of Tamils in the south, and preaching the meance called LTTE to Tamils and the world. Still you contiune to talk about LTTE , not about your mistreatment of Tamils.

It is sad that while celebrating the sufferings of Tamils in Colombo, you do not have even a single mintue to wonder how many Sinhala soldiers died. When you calm down from your celebrating jublient mood, you will face that reality: your brothers, your fathers and your sons and grandsons too gone.

The rest of the world rather than focusing on accounting the geonocide and looking the root of the problem and where we are at now, IC and media like CNN simply give time to sri lankan government to hide its genocidal stains in Vanni with help og China, India and Russia. shame on you. Do we have to wait for Christiane Amanpour's documentary in five years to understand what really happened and how the culprits went without any punishment? sad! but media business is so :-(

We shall Overcome!
We will Prevail!
Next Year In Eelam!

V. Prabhakaran   May 20th, 2009 11:00 am ET

What are these fucking talks ................................ fuck...fuck...
I am in the Hell now ..... Cant you leave me alone.....fucking guys..
I haven't got a good sleep for last 3 years.Even now the spirits are following me to fuck me. AAAA.... Leave me alooooooooooooooone.......

Ramya   May 20th, 2009 11:09 am ET

LTTE has a huge international network..it has been supported by the tamils spread across the globe for the past few decades. If it’s a terrorist organization, would they be surviving for such a long time without people’s support?

Sri   May 20th, 2009 11:11 am ET

This battle may be over but not the war for freedom. This will never be over until there is an acceptable solution for the Tamil minority.
The IC should recognize Tamil people’s aspirations and their homeland, instead push the Tamils to accept a solution that could arrange for some big countries.
From 1948 the Tamils were fighting for their rights without arms but the majority SL government didn’t give any solution for them but they try to stop by violations methods.
As results of that, the Tamils decided to fight with arms, this method had different steps 1972-1983, 1983-1988, 1988-1990, 1990-1995, 1995-2002 and now 2005-2009. As these previous steps now a new step will start with new strategy and stronger.

thushari   May 20th, 2009 11:14 am ET

yes, war is over in SL and only ltte supporters will have to accept it, and face the reality, also tamil people in SL very happy about it, only tamils outside the country make troubles bec they think about only themselves. most refugees want to stay and dont want to the war to be end

Jega   May 20th, 2009 11:18 am ET

I thing just few months or few years only this war end.
sri lanka goverment killed more then 75000 tamils.
in war zone area no free media,jouranlized,etc so no body know whats happand there.

tamil tigers called several time internationl community to send free media.

but this world silance now all tamils killed.

this genocide total responcebale world.

still didnt send any media or UN,ICRC ETC.
why still silance????

we dont knw how much people still there??how much killed sri lanka army.

they try to change this genocide thats why they are telling Prabakaran killed etc.

so USA,UK,OTHER EUPOPERN COUNTRY TAKE IMMDIATE ACTION.

ONE THING SRI LANKA GOVERMENT CONTROL AREA TAMILS SITIVATION.

SAME THING THERE DOING.
NO FOODS,WATER,ETC.

NO MEDIA.

IF SAME THING DID SRI LANKA GOVERMENT AGINIST TAMILS
SURE THIS WOLRD TAMILS ALL JOIN AGIN & THEY WILL FIGHT.
THEY NEED TAMIL ELLAM UNTILL THEY WILL FIGHT.

Regars
Jega

Sandy   May 20th, 2009 11:28 am ET

Tamil people living out of Sri-lanka should stop talking on behalf of my fellow tamil brothers and sisters who live in the island and knows the true colors of Prabakaran. The man who killed 30,000-40,000 inocent people . It s time the world understand this WAS NOT a war between singhala and tamil people ,It was a war between the Sri-lankans and the terrorist group (LTTE)

Thushara   May 20th, 2009 11:28 am ET

The War is NOT FINISH !!!

Our Leader Prabaharan is NOT DEAD !!!!

Aslam   May 20th, 2009 11:32 am ET

As a Muslim i find it disappointing why people think Sinhalese discriminate. This country is a place were anyone can live freely. This war was against terrorist not Tamil people. Some people try to make it as to show it is against Tamils so they can gain from it or get rich from it. Many people were forced to give money. The international community sees only what is seen from the out side when the inside story is very different. They say government is not allowing any one to go to IDP's. But any aid worker will tell what truly happens. Now they say IDP's can't leave the camps. If the government does it it might be for a reason. These are people who have gone through a lot. unlimited freedom might harm them. they need to be rehabilitated. So please help them. help the government without criticizing.

nayomi   May 20th, 2009 11:33 am ET

war is finished completely. No more terrorism .. Salute to our heroes rescued our motherland from LTTE killers . Those who said government is killing innocent Tamil people , just go and see the real situation , how SL army & government help these civilians. They are treating these people to their best .You cannot ask for anymore .
Open your eyes .. just do not follow what LTTE supporters said. That's not true , Now we are all under one flag.. Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim ... we are all together ..... all Sri lankans ... we will built a peaceful country .. just wait & see.
GOOD LUCK SRILANKA

himaya   May 20th, 2009 11:36 am ET

yes it is all over.after 30 years of war, we could hear the ever wished announcement that the civil war of sri lanka is all over & the whole country is now under a one flag. I was borned during the start of the war time & every day we could hear that the soldiers have died, bomb blasts..etc. My mother is working in a government office which is in colombo & she has to travel using public transport which all the people were traveling without a hope that they will live or not as it is the main way of killing normal people by LTTE. This terrorist group should not go that far if we would have a good government & a good president that who can fight against this terrorism. we can proudly say that after a long decades, we 1st got a president (his excellency Mahinda Rajapaksha) It is our time to get together & we sri lankans, We sinhalese will show the whole world that we are considering all the nationalities same like us.Thank you.

dush   May 20th, 2009 11:39 am ET

Well the war in Sri Lanka is over.. but there will be more blood shed due to the LTTE supporters in Sri Lanka & Over sees who is finding it very difficult to accept that there so called hero the ruthless terrorist leader is no more & in the safe hands of the king of hell.. currently facing charges against murdering thousands of innocent Tamils & Sinhalese Civilians.... all the LTTE supporters oversees sent millions of dollars for the past 20 to 30 years and what has this so called terrorist have done for these innocent civilians living in these areas... there was no development, no food , no education, in the tiger held areas only brain washing camps..and military schools... i do not know what is the matter with our Tamil brothers and sisters... back at home we live peacefully and work together ..as one..
recently we even got together to send essential items for the civilians who was fleeing from the LTTE held areas... we do all that because we care.. Sinhalese people have warm hearts.. and are willing to help....

If the rest of the communities live in Sri Lanka without any problems
why cant the Tamils also live... well if they still feel they need a separate land to live my advice is.. please go back to from where you came.. India is the place for you'll!!!!! and very soon all the countries will come to an agreement that all the Tamils should be sent back to there country ..for all the trouble they are causing abroad.....very soon this will happen....

all the people who has suffered due to the war will be looked after d well... no doubt....

KishG   May 20th, 2009 11:40 am ET

What is CNN's vested interest in these irrelevant polls? Of course the war is over, the LTTE is decimated. All of it's top leaders are dead, all of it's occupied territory under govt. control. This is like having a poll asking if WWII is over. The US and other countries can learn valuable lessons on how to overcome terrorism from Sri Lanka. The US has still been unable to capture Bin Laden even after resorting to torture and other practices and spending billions of taxpayer money in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does the west not want the war to be over in Sri Lanka, do they want another 30 yrs of terrorism and associated civilian death and suffering? This 30 yr war has affected all Sri Lankans, but it has mostly decimated the Tamils. The LTTE has succeeded in killing more Tamils than anyone else. The War IS OVER. Now is the time to put it behind us and concentrate on re-building Sri Lanka. The west can either be part of that process or not. The ball is in there court now.

moor   May 20th, 2009 11:41 am ET

No, the war is not over and never will over, unless they have their own land call TAMIL EELAM.

Srilankan government can fool world countries but not tamils, they know better about their enemies.

Srilanka need to think that they are doing nasty to TAMILS.

Tamils win Tamil Eelam. Look how these singala people even commenting about tamils. How can they live with them????/

Jana   May 20th, 2009 11:46 am ET

Dear Friends, I thing some people dont know why we need our homeland TAMIL EELAM. We Also ready to Live in Sri Lanka With Every Rights like Sri Lankan SIngala People. The Goverment Kill Tamil People unlimted they want eliminate Tamil People .WE ARE HELPLESS Thats Way Our Chief Mr. V.Prabhakaran has begon just with 7 or 8 Solidars to Fight. And Now its more than 26000 Solidars. ITS Amazing. we all tamil people help them in their way because they are one and only Freedom Fighter of Tamil People.

PS -TAMIL TIGERS ARENT TERRORIST – THE ARE OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS

rappdre   May 20th, 2009 11:47 am ET

the war will end the day that tamils identify themselves as sri lankans and there motherland as sri lanka. in the states there are many individuals of diferent ethnicities but they all identify themselves as Americans, in UK all individuals indentify themselves as Britishers. there is no divisions on ethinic lines, why can't tamils do that??

Tamilavan   May 20th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Shehara Karu –
"elected democracy " – You are having a laugh !!!!
Governance – is it not like a family business over there? President, defence & ministers like are all from one family… MR gets funds from some dodgy country and gives that to GR who in turn give that money to his own firm to supply goods & services.

Do you know the meaning of Democracy? Sri lanka is worst than a policed state even you your self don’t have any right to voice against your GOSL. You could not say that there is nothing to criticise GOSL about. If that is the case then SL would be a great nation by now. Even foreign journalist & NGO have been issued with guidance of good behaviour in SL (this is a first in any Country) & a Swedish diplomat was refused visa to enter SL. God this is Demo-Crazy

As for the present celebration and pro-claimed victory well only time will tell but my gut feeling is that these are premature celebration to fool the anxious Sri Lankan and hide the truth behind the so called victory. In reality territory gains are not necessarily meaning a victory it means now more man power is needed to protect those territories.
This in turn means more hard ship to the normal people and the usual corruption will continue at the top of hierarchy.

Does Karuna Amman represent Tamils? No he is a traitor who will never sleep in peace and will have nightmares all his life. He valued his life more than pride hence the reason he went and begged & remember he did abandoned you and flew the Country & was deported back. And remember what he & SL said at the time of his trial in London!

One to lead   May 20th, 2009 11:50 am ET

All these people says that there is a genocide in Sri Lanka, but there's no evidence other than than the dead LTTE themselves give. So stop discriminating the Sri Lankan government and the military. And tamil people will also have their own stage in this country in the future.

The Sri Lankan people have been relieved from a 25 years of terrorism and bombing from the Great SL Army. This credit should also be given to the President Mahinda Rajapakshe for his stregth and bravery in taking decisions. And im beginning to dislike CNN because of their false coverage of the situation that prevailed in our country.

From now on every Sri Lankan will be able to live their life in Peace and harmony thaks for our GREAT SL Armed Forces.

Pinkz   May 20th, 2009 11:51 am ET

what is wrong with you ppl who think there is genocide of tamils? ARENT YOU AWARE OF SINHALESE WHO HAVE SUFFERED coz of war? 1000s of children died, who lost their parents and luving family members dduring bomb blasts in colombo? arent you worried about them? dont they deserve to be happy by acknowledging that the war tht chased away the happiness from their lives has finally end? is nt the government trying to form one united country, for all nationalities? who the hell go in search of Tamils and kill them? not the gov of course, gov is trying to save whoever they can, PLS FOR GOD SAKE GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA BEHIND UR IDIOTIC HEADS. thinking the purpose of this war was to go in search of tamils n kill them, WHOLE PURPOSE WAS TO GO IN SEARCH OF TERRORISTS WHO wS TRYING TO DIVIDE THE COUNTRY AND KILL THEM FOR benefit of majority, THOSE WHO SUPPORT LTTE and who ARE now SAFE DOWN DER IN COLOMBO, atleast BE THANKFUL to SL army for proving to security, MY FINAL ADVICE IF YOU u TAMILS WHO worry soo much, since war is over, GET READY TO GO BACK AND SETTLE DOWN IN NORTH, SINCE U WANTED IT TO BE UR AREA (haha say something tht makes sense for once as if u will ever settle down der)

L.Thayabaran   May 20th, 2009 11:53 am ET

Misconception 1. : Tamils are a minority.

Fact: Tamils are not a minority, Tamils are a nation of people.

It is a historic blunder by the British who annexed our country with that of the Sinhalese and made us a “minority” in the “unitary” Sri Lankan state.

We Tamils refuse to be treated as minorities. We need to be recognised for what we are – a Nation.

The number of Scots is never compared with that of the English, nor are they ever called a minority in the UK. It should not be any different for Tamils.

You do not compare Britain with France and call the British a minority.

Misconception 2. : We are fighting for a separate state.

Fact: We are not fighting for separation. We are fighting for liberation.

Our country (Tamil Eelam) was separate and was annexed and is held together by force against Tamil Nation's will.

We, Tamils are only fighting to liberate our country, so that we live freely and be ruled by our own democratic will.

Misconception 3: We, Tamils have lost grounds and have lost everything.

Fact: Our motherland is occupied by Sri Lanka against Tamil People's will. No country can hold another, against the will of its people for ever.
We will regain our Tamil Eelam's freedom. We Tamils refuse to let the Sinhalese be our masters.
Tamil will continue to fight in all fronts until Tamil People win Their right to rule ourselves by our own democratic will.

War is Over?????

You Decide!!!!

sanjaya   May 20th, 2009 11:54 am ET

Micheal
Milosevic wiped out bosinan – A Genocide charges
incase you didnt know Milosevic is not charged anymore.
i'm shocked to hear that army killed 100,000,why did they kill 100,000 and leave the rest alone? there should be a limit to lying

This war will end only when Tamils have a country where they live with self determination.
this is their real problem.for some reason they need a country of their own. better find a solution to this one,and definitely it should be outside of Sri Lanka in their land of origin.

Barani   May 20th, 2009 11:54 am ET

We are supporting tamils not LTTE. If you are unable to see a genocide happening in srlanka you must be dont want to see that. We as an international community supports all the people who are in trouble. We are against who are making trouble.

The people who wants to dominate a particular community that might be stopped. If they start killing people we can also start to stop them.

Everybody has a right to live the world not to dominate and live. If you make all equal nobody will stand to fight with them.

Manavie   May 20th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

First of all I'm wondering how many Sri Lankans (regardless they are Tamils or Sinhalese) are commenting over here!

LTTE are terrorists and Prabakaran did nothing for the Tamil people except cause them pain and grief . While his children had the best education (from no where other than the government) he send children of Tamil civilians to the war! HE lived a perfect happy life with his family when Tamils suffered. I'm surprised at how people are viewing this as liberation of Tamil people.

Sri Lankan government have no intention of killing Tamil people. When terrorists were holding them as hostages, it was Sri Lanakan army saved them. If the so called LTTE was there for Tamil people, how come they flee from the LTTE and came to the grounds that were recovered by Sri Lankan army ?

War is over for Sri Lanaka. As long as there are no LTTE terrorists, Sri Lanaka doesn't need a war. Now comes the time for undertsnading and healing.

Sri Lankans are just NOT Sinhalese.... they are also Tamils, Muslims and Burghers. Sinhalese and Tamil are the TWO official languages of Sri Lanka!!! And Sri Lanka have only two nations...people who love Sri Lanka and the minority- who doesn't love Sri Lanka!

redspark   May 20th, 2009 12:01 pm ET

The war is over...
There has never ever been a tamil discrimination done by the sinhalese, alteast at present and there never has been n there never will be.. People who speak from their heart will know that all ppl in Sri Lanka r Sri Lankans. Not Sinhalese and Tamils. Even though the Sinhalese are the majority all the tamils and the rest are always live united. The government never killed any Tamil civillians, it is one out of many false stories that all the LTTE supporters are spreading around. As i said , people who honestly speak from their heart knows the truth, no one can change that.
We warmly salute and congradulate the government and the SL Army for their amazing work.. !!

Sam   May 20th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

If tamils want a country of their own they shoud ask the Eelam from Tamil Nadu( 150 million tamils live there).Sri Lanka is a one united country for all peace loving citizens.

kanesh   May 20th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

thank god.
The devil is gone.no more war! only peace.pleasenever again this blody war.All tamil understood about tigers That, how did they make to kill tamil ceviliance by troops.They tried wel but the medias brought the truth out.
please do not feed any tigers any more,Dont suffer any more.
thanks.
kanesh

Harini   May 20th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

May the war is over but the conflit between sinhalese and tamils will stay.
Sinhalese will continue killing the tamil people and torture the women!!!
Solution is, To have Tamil Eelam.
The Tamil people’s right to self determination should be recognized in SL. Until that happens, there will be no permanent peace.

Udara   May 20th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

F**K LTTE

sasi   May 20th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

No war is not over Please america and international countries involve the srilankan tamils' security. Still the govermnt destroyed the evidence and tourcher the vavuniiya camps. Many innocent people are taken by buses to other part of srilanka. We hear shock news from srilanka. They are cheating the International. Why still they are not allowing medias INGOs inside?????????

Ravinda   May 20th, 2009 12:09 pm ET

WAR IN SRI LANKA IS ALL OVER.
Plz CNN stop the this try of starting a another war. Why you people cant leave our country alone. mind your business. when L.T.T.E bomb and kill innocent people in numbers you didnt made polls about that.last week America bombed on Afghanistan and kill about 150 people. shout about that too.

We finished the world largest terrorist group and we do it by our own. we have the worlds best army. and we can feed tamil people who are rescued from L.T.T.E.

i have a solution for tamils on uropian countries who are worring about losing there dream tamil eelaam. you have lots of tamil in KANADA. Why dont you try to make that eelaam there. we'll send the wepons we found from L.T.T.E to kanda for transport free.

james antony   May 20th, 2009 12:11 pm ET

if there is no proper two state solution,then war will be in different form,sure no one will find peace,sorry to say this.

Thiru   May 20th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

Tamils have inalienable rights to their own homeland like the Sinhalese in the island of Sri Lanka. Tamils had their own separate kingdom until the British rule. It was the British who united both Tamil and Sinhala kingdoms for administrative convenience. During independence the political power was given to the Sinhalese. Sinhalese oppressed the Tamils and excluded from the political rights.
Tamils peaceful demonstrations, protests, declarations, agreements were sabotaged by the Sinhala nationalist Buddhist monks, politicians and chauvinists in the South. It after all the resort to peaceful political negotiations were not considered, the armed struggle was started by the Tamil militants and LTTE was true to the cause.
Sri Lankan government bombed on the Tamil people's land, homes, temples, churches, mosques, theatres, library, schools, colleges and hospitals. It used chemical weapons on the Tamil civilians. Targeted the 'safe zones' with rockets, artillery barrage, aerial bombs and firing. Killed young, children, women, elderly and humanitarian workers. Tortured and enforced disappearances, killed and burned them. Destroyed their life, education, work and future. Assassinated their elected Parliament Members. Killed, abducted and tortured journalists. Forcefully evicted the Tamils from Colombo in a single order.
Killed thousands of Tamils in 'safe zone' while the world watched silently a war without witness. Sinhalese in the South didn't raise their voice for the loss of innocent lives, the destruction and violations against the Tamils. But, they fuelled more hatred, venom to the chauvinistic governments through out the history. They didn't stand against the state oppression against the Tamils. Buddhist monks poured more hatred and division into the minds of Sinhalese rather than preaching the real essence of Buddha Dhamma. Warmongering Sinhalese leaders, monks and Sinhalese people celebrated the loss of lives, destruction, bloodbath with milk-rice and sambal, while our families, brothers, sisters, children are detained in barbed-wire camps. Sinhalese celebrated it as freedom8 While Tamils are surrounded by a 100% Sinhala army in North and East.
These are the indications of the existence of two nations. Two nations people under forceful control. Freedom cannot be controlled. There is no controlled freedom as such. These are the enough proof and reason to create Tamil Eelam, a nation where people will be free to live with out fear, state oppression, solidarity, cherish their cultural values and practices, be in partnership with the world cultures and communities. We vow to create Tamil Eelam, while we bow our heads to our fallen freedom fighters and our brothers, sisters, grand parents, parents and children. Our tears for them who suffered in the state oppression and war!

We shall overcome!
'Next Year in Tamil Eelam!'

sasi   May 20th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

srilankan government and singala people are thinking war is over, but this is not true, all tamilian untill get their right freedom they will fight with them, so we dont want loose any other people again, international must to involve between them to get seperate from singaleese other wise never go to end srilanka problem,

sanjeev   May 20th, 2009 12:17 pm ET

Is not over. SILENT genocide start now........

Nisha   May 20th, 2009 12:17 pm ET

War will never end until the last body of Tamil alive unless we acheice Tamileelam

Shi   May 20th, 2009 12:17 pm ET

Hope we all wanna get equality and Sinhalies,Tamils,Muslims,christians and all should get the same freedom in Sri Lanka...We are just Sri Lankans no more any other identification.

WE ALL ARE SRI LANKANS NO MORE FIGHT AMONG US MY DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

Kugan   May 20th, 2009 12:18 pm ET

the war in sri lanka is not over.

It wont be over before the tamil people gets their own land.

The way we are fighting has maybe changed but the war will never end.

sri   May 20th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

Dear cnn

War will be over for a short time… but the genocide on tamils will continue

Hamathruvo   May 20th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

Untill self rule is granted to Tamils, the war will continue, but in different form. A sathu said today to Name all Northern villages with Sinhala soldiers name. Is this the Tamil ask for 60 years. No, just opposite. Leave us alone, get your armay off our land. Then the war will be over.Let the international observers immediately before you wipe out the evidence of genocide.And when justice done, then war will be over.

tamilini   May 20th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

It was not a war it was GENOCIDE.

for Nish,
muslims too tamils.which language do u speake?

THE WAR LL NEVER GO END UNTIL THE GOVERMENT TREAT TAMILS LIKE SINGALESE.

all tamils who are living in Colombo are afraid about their future

Lal perera   May 20th, 2009 12:20 pm ET

The war haven't end yet.The GOSL has spread the war against tamil people.Refer to reliable source, Singla people has started to attack tamil people in colombo.
I urged the international community help tamil people to servive in the world

Kottiya.R   May 20th, 2009 12:20 pm ET

Tamil's war will never end until the Eelam is born. Raja-Pakkya brothers company and the singala modayas will pay the price soon for the damage done to the Tamils. Just count the days

Ramesh   May 20th, 2009 12:21 pm ET

The war will be over when the Tamil people get their political rights. This may be a turning point. War is not over. Now Tamil people started to fight for their political rights in differnt ways all over the world.

jacob   May 20th, 2009 12:22 pm ET

CNN should meet the tamils in sri lanka to find out the truth after the sri lankan govt claimed the victory..most of them have treated badly in the last few days.
Tamils have become 3 class from 2 class citizens now.

mageswaran   May 20th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

wie whont political solution now ist not finist war
i thing only political solution TAMIL EELAM
Thank you.

aras   May 20th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

Dear CNN,

Srilanka is running the genocide in the disguise of the War on Terror to deceive the people of this civilized world.

Tamils are systematically cleansed, tortured in Concentration Camps and demographies are changed.

So, the war is not over and now the freedom struggle is getting into the first step of the formation of Tamil Eelam.

International Community, its time to step in and stop the genocide first.
thanks

bama   May 20th, 2009 12:25 pm ET

Dear cnn

The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians.this is true
please help our people

Natasha   May 20th, 2009 12:26 pm ET

if a seperate state is given to the tamils, will ALL the tamils in sri lanka go and live there?? even the ones in colombo, the ones who have their children in international schools and all????? will they go????

suhirtharajah   May 20th, 2009 12:26 pm ET

The LTTE is alive fighting against the genocide of the sinhala government who had all ready killed over one lakh of innocent tamils.

President of Sri Lanka   May 20th, 2009 12:26 pm ET

Guys, I am President of Sri Lanka, I have not wiped out the whole Tamil population in Sri Lanka yet – Thus this war will continue.

May you be blessed by the Noble Triple Gem!

SKUMAR   May 20th, 2009 12:27 pm ET

War is only temporarily over......! We tamils are very sad & helpless at the moment. Majority sinhalese are celebrating after "killing & clearing" several tamils from thier areas. Future situation completely depends on the government of SL & International community. The Tamil people’s right to self determination should be recognized in SL. Until that happens, there will be no permanent peace. We tamils are tired now and have lost all our valuables. The international community should understand the real situation in SL at least by now, please. We always want a peaceful solution.

rubans   May 20th, 2009 12:27 pm ET

for me the war is just started , there is no end until we get what we want.

Kumaradasa   May 20th, 2009 12:28 pm ET

War never finish until tamil have equal right to live. Already discrimination started in Sri Lanka against tamils under the name of war victory.

suntha   May 20th, 2009 12:28 pm ET

Not give the tamil eelam or equelle politcal solution .

jaya   May 20th, 2009 12:31 pm ET

i realy feel the war is not ended . sri lanken guverment is showing a good film which make singalise happy that all nothing more than that.

Thiraviyan   May 20th, 2009 12:35 pm ET

Thousands of Tamils were killed and injured up to now from the beginning of 2009. Around one hundred civilians were being killed and maimed on a daily average in the first three months of 2009. This war on civilians is an obvious genocide.

While the attention of the world is only focused on the humanitarian situation, they fail to recognize that the real crisis is the Sri Lankan state. Sri Lanka government should also be pressurized to deconstruct the unitary state, recognising the traditional homeland of the Tamils and their right to self-determination.

Genocide of the Tamils in Sri Lanka has been carried out in its physical, psychological, demographical and structural versions, throughout many years.

As the Sri Lankan state is not prepared to restructure itself, the only workable solution to the problem is to let the two nations, the Sinhalese nation and the Tamil nation to rule by themselves separately. It is only then, peace and justice could be achieved, and an atmosphere of cooperation between them based on free will, possible.

matava   May 20th, 2009 12:35 pm ET

why Tamils took arms in hand? they want to get their self determinations and freedom. so This was never going to end until they get political solution. Behind the Name of Terrorism Sri Lankan movement have been accomplished an Genocide against Tamils and killed more than 10,000 people in past few months. This is international war crime. i don't understand why international community watched this. Any way the war strategy may change but the Tamils aim is not going to end until they get political solution

Kasee   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

Sri lankan ARMY kiled 55,000 people in two days( 18 and 19 May 2009) This is a state terreism. Internationational community just watched the genocide.
Even after 55000 lives wiped out and destrying the evidence.

UNTIL LAST TAMIL LIVE IN THIS PLANET , TAMIL WILL FIGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM FROM THE STATE TERRESST.

Jenny Lankan   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

This war will end only when Tamils have a country where they live with self determination.

Only a political solution like granting freedom to Eelam can help the island nation to have peace.

If one Prabhakaran died, there were going to be more than one Prabhakaran , if SL government satart the war again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LTTE had stand on theirselves for more than 3o years. There not weak.

magalie   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

the war is not finished as far as i concerned.

Rio   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

War not end , there still Tamils killing .
World tamils still living

Vina   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

Srilankan government is doing the war aginst innocent Tamil people,not onlyLTTE. Tamils are living more in the world.

yogah   May 20th, 2009 12:36 pm ET

until get freedom we have been fightting

Dihal   May 20th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

The war is not over. Sri Lankan government and Sinhala people’s give only false information to international media. To see the truth, we need international organizations must go to the war zone, but please no one from China, Japan and India. Within 5 months more than 50,000 people (can more) dead by the Sri Lankan forces and Sri Lankan government. Only the president can Obama help the Tamils. Because he is an honest man.

Manish Pillai   May 20th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

This will not end up until our people get freedom from the srilankan govt. we will continue our protect against the sri lankan govt till our last breath. Let all the tamilian and world peoples pray for you.

vicky   May 20th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

sitill not finished the war.because still not complete the tamil's political problem.when will give the political solution to the tamils while will stop the war.

Alfred   May 20th, 2009 12:38 pm ET

We will Never stop figthing.

Sruthi   May 20th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

Just wait an see..
Its not over with Sri Lanka!
To kill innocent Children and People is never justified!!
All the Motherfuckers will see.. every Singh is goin to be kicked in his or her Ass...

Why   May 20th, 2009 12:40 pm ET

What is the point of taking this pall ? Why dont CNN cover the new of the people in the refugee camps .......

Jothipasu   May 20th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

until last tamil in srilanka singalies not stoping the war. singala hero thutu kumunu said 3 side sea other side tamil he cant sleep stright ...then even tamil like peace,singalis are not.....war .war war until last tamil k......... I escape from srilanka ,now proved to be a british .thanks god.you gave me live.long live oueen.

Jenny Lankan   May 20th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

PRABHAKARN IS NOT A CHEATER, 99% tamil people saying he is OUT HERO. 1% Tamil people say he is a cheater. but he is not a cheater.

UNTILL NOW HE IS OUR TAMIL EELAM HERO.

HE IS NOT DIED

komar   May 20th, 2009 12:43 pm ET

why one man (Prabakaran) stood against like a rock, it is due to unimaginable racism, how a govt could destroy a human living place and make them to become refugees in their own land, would they do the same in South? if at all they would looking to destroy extremism, that itself shows that it has no end, unless they break apart. India without leaving it up with China do it fast, before something could
rise again, because it has the own culture and language people
being the part of India and its administration.

Sandun Dasanayake   May 20th, 2009 12:43 pm ET

Who wants separate country in Sri lanka? Only people live out side Sri Lanka are crying for it. They use the lives of innocent civilians in Sri Lanka to fulfill their dream. Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Others in Sri Lanka are fed-up with this war, even though the people who live outside Sri Lanka can not understand it.

We have only one request for them. If you are happy with the luxury life you are spending in somewhere in the world, please enjoy it. But please don't try to ruin our motherland. This is the land of all Sri Lankans. We know how to treat our Tamil brothers and sisters. If we did some mistakes in the past, please forgive us. That will NOT happen again.

Dihal   May 20th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

The war is not over. Sri Lankan government and Sinhala people’s give only false information to international media. To see the truth, we need international organizations must go to the war zone, but please no one from China, Japan and India. Within 5 months more than 50,000 people (can more) dead by the Sri Lankan forces and Sri Lankan government. Only the president can Obama help the Tamils. Because he is an honest man.

mages   May 20th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

Hallo C N N,
Tha war ist not over and now tha Freedom struggle
ist getting info tha first step of tha formation of Tamil Eelam
international community its time to step in and STOP tha
GENOCIDE first.

ananthan   May 20th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

i belive that the war is not fineshed.

Maddi   May 20th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

What I would really like to know from people who believe war is not over.. what do you really want.. more bombs in Sri Lanka..? or may be more people loose there love once..? common people.. you calling about racism in sri Lanka.. how many of you who speak about it.. are at least in Sri Lanka right now..? Yes history has its black times .. that doesn't make the present or the future will be...so please be realistic and stop all this nuisance...

raji   May 20th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

war won't be over until Tamils get what they want. Tamils always been discriminating and killed be Singala Government.

Lucky   May 20th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

Shehara Karu.
I agree completely.
U've said it perfectly brother

david   May 20th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

I think this is just a politikal, and propaganda game from the Sri lankan side, but actually they dont care about that how many inocent people died(they own people).

eelam raju   May 20th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

the war is not finish until tamil get independent becouse singlas killed more than 100000 tamil civilionns and children
tamils are not bugs

om siva?   May 20th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

well, i don't think that the war is over in sri lanka, because government never said anything about Tamil people, still we're waiting to hear from them good responds if they don't say anything it will never be over till their is one Tamil person will stand in this world for rights........? they bitter come up with some good answer if they don't they have to run for their lifes.

haran   May 20th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

This war will never end since the genecide started. In my opinion this is the beginning of war.

Lanka   May 20th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

It is not a war, it´s genocide. STATE TERRORISM. More than 80 000
civil people died within 72 hours. It´s State terrorism in Srilanka.

kiresh- jey   May 20th, 2009 12:48 pm ET

war will beover for a short time.but the genocide on tamils will continue. so war is not over.

Rukshan   May 20th, 2009 12:49 pm ET

The war will be over only after the Tamils treated equally by the GOSL.
Because they were descriminated LTTE and other organisations were created. Later the other leaders were bought by Indian and SL Government. Only LTTE could not have been bought.
LTTE do killed. But It is nothing compared to what GOSL did so far. They didn't kill innocent people. There were few killed in between their operations. That can be ignored if you want to compare with GOSL.

Because it is a Government and sinhalese are much more in numbers the killings are justified. Further all the Governments who need SL for political and economical reasons are too supporting GOSL and all of them are responsible for the Tamils FATE.

THE WORLD, UN ALL ARE ACTING BLIND.

rajani   May 20th, 2009 12:49 pm ET

since 1958 we were cheted by the gouverment, the war is not finished,untill we get what we want.

kalex   May 20th, 2009 12:49 pm ET

Srilankan goverment never going to provide a reasonable political
solution for Tamils which could acceptable either by the Tamils
or the international community.The civil war will continue and I
hope this time other countries propably support the Tamils for win
the juctice.

Danny   May 20th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

WAR IS OVER. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING THAT WAR IS NOT OVER AND PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING THAT MORE TAMILS WILL BE KILLED BY US. CAN YOU PEOPLE SAY THAT TAMILS WERE LIVING IN HARMONY UNDER PRABAKARANS LAW ? YOU PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THE WAR IS GOING ON AND WHERE THE PLACE VANNI IS?? DID YOU PEOPLE SAW HOW TAMIL TERRORISTS CHOP OFF PEOPLES LEGS WHO WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE WHEN HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS WERE GOING ON ? DID YOU PEOPLE COLLECT FUNDS FOR TERRORISTS ? IF SO WHY DO YOU PEOPLE CANT HELP YOUR OWN PEOPLE NOW WHO WERE BEING HARASSED BY LTTE ? WHY DO DO TAMILS IN SRI LANKA PRAISE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT WITHOUT ASKING EELAM ? IF THEY CAN LIVE IN HARMONY WHY DO YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING ABROAD LIVING A LUXURIOUS LIFE CARE ABOUT EELAM ?
PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES WITHOUT MAKING JOKES TO THE WORLD

kanthan   May 20th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

war will not end until the tamil people get the rights. it will move to the other generation until tamil people get the rights and freedon. did rajapaksa talked about the solution for the tamil people in the parliment. we know these singalese will not give the rights for the minority people. so war will continue until last minority peoson gets rights

rasa   May 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET

war is over forever,that is the reality,we all know every time eachone behind their nations .that is the truth.But this time all tamil people who were surrended by ltte earlier,now they are saying that breathing a fresh freedom air ,thats because the result of the terrorism of ltte,As the mahinda rajapaksha Presidend said that there will not be minority nation sofar in sri lanka,all are same and all should be stand together for all.
But europien countries try to restart a terrorism in sri lanka,
GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Subas   May 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET

War is not finished. Singhalese will know what will happen. Don't be happy. Every tamils are like to fight for Tamil Eelam. This is the starting point for next war. This time you will know. Our leader not die. He alive. We are supporting him. Fool singhalese wait and see.

kohi   May 20th, 2009 12:51 pm ET

the war.is not going to end until find a right solutarion for tamils.

abi   May 20th, 2009 12:53 pm ET

for me the war is not finished , the europe should take care about the tamil s who still alive in sri lanka.

Somawanse   May 20th, 2009 12:53 pm ET

Hello my fellow singhalies If it is a war aginst another nation can say it was over, but it is a war aginst the minority tamils. Prabakaran faught for the tamils freedom, the LTTE membersa did not get any payment to serve their freedom fight. Actually it is a genocide of Tamils with the help of Indian old fashion rulers. India wanted to show its power to small group who are fighting for their freedom, because they could show their power to Pakistan and China. Shamless Indian Govt participated in the war illegaly, and they did a big crime althoug India says it is a democratic country. Pl note the reason general election with a lot of corruption even the congress party. Congress Party members have given a lot of money to the poor voters. The freedom fight will continue until the tamils get their rights properly.

Indu   May 20th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

War is over or not, Big Challenge ahead , How the govt is going to give soultion to Tamils. May be another genocide to destroy all the Tamils? Will wait and see.

selvi   May 20th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

the war started before i born and stil no end because of the gouverment .

Jeva   May 20th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

The war is not over!!! Mahinda Rajapaksha is the real terrorist by afflicting genocide on the Thamizs in Srilanka!!

If he was really looking out for the civilians trapped in the Vanni area he would have blatantly bombed and killed them in the name of ending the war.

punidu   May 20th, 2009 12:57 pm ET

yes, i think war in sri lanka is bean over. and as sri lankans we dont want any wars in future. now we should rebuild as a proud national.

we will do it, u all will c it in near future.

this is sri lanka and we are sri lankans. no more sinhalese, hindus, tamils and ect. we are just SRI LANKANS. and we come forward only as sri lankans

MR   May 20th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

WAR IS NOT ONLY THE SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM.....SOLVE THE THINGS IN PEACE.....

INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS WAR.

EVERYONE PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM PERMANENTLY...............

Rajan   May 20th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Only two state solutions will end this blood bath in Sri Lanka. Otherwise nobody will have the peace in Sri Lanka.
Everybody wants to live in peace..........we don't need to kill each other................rather we'll get to a solution to this problem.
Let the Tamils decide what they want.............like an internationally watch referendum..................Tamils don't trust the Sri Lankan government................

Peace and love

sylvie   May 20th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

No, War never end. Please help tamil people, we don;t now how many people dead in war place

Yogaraja   May 20th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Sri Lankan army killed around 3,00,000 tamil people in the past 30 years. LTTE fought for Tamils freedom, Tamils need a seperate country for their freedom and live in peace.

sasithasan   May 20th, 2009 12:59 pm ET

Sri Lankan war will never over until Tamil get the reasonable solution. Sri Lankan terrorist government celebrating, while thousand of tamil are died. So now world should know both of community can not live together. Only the solution is Tamil Eelam.

sathananthan   May 20th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

The war in sri lanka is not over.Singala kill every day 1000 of Tamils.
The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians.
This war will end only when Tamils have a country where they can live.Singala destroy a tamil federal state!!!

sai   May 20th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

Ladies and Gentlemen,
since the Singalesen their power from the British got, made a very brutal genocide. If the LTTE would not, there is now no Tamils in the world.

Now says the SriLankan President, now that peace reigns. This is a false statement.
Until now, thousands still die of torture camps in Tamil (the Singalesen described as a refugee camp). Not only the Singalesen kill the Tamils, but the community makes with Internatonal.

MANGALA   May 20th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

DEAR USA.
PLEASE SEND THE UN,ICRC IMMIDIATE TO TAMILS AREA,CAMP.
OTHERS WISE YOUR CANT STOP TAMIL GENOCIDE.
SO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION.

தமிழன்   May 20th, 2009 1:00 pm ET

சிங்களவனுக்கு பல அதிசயம் காத்திருக்கு!!!

shaanth   May 20th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

Please read this book then you know history of tamils in srilanka.
Structured Genocide history of Tamils
This book traces the poignant history of Tamils in Sri Lanka after independence.It catalogues the Sri Lankan Tamils’ descent from a once thriving vibrant Nation to one that is today fighting for its very survival. This is a story about how a majority population consumed with religious chauvinism can corrupt a democratic process with untold consequences.The book is organised into three sections covering the physical harm suffered by the Tamil community, the destruction of their cultural heritage and the attempts at negotiating a settlement which has come to nothing. The book also strikes a hopeful note at the end on how lasting peace can be achieved from the rubble of destruction. The reader is likely to find some images depicting examples of violence difficult and is left to imagine the suffering endured by not only the victims but also their families and communities over the years. Unlike the usual Sri Lankan state sponsored propaganda material that is normally seen on the international news media, this is refreshingly narrated from a Tamil perspective – one that rarely gets an airing on the worldstage. A reader with limited time and interest, used to the democratic system in theWestern world with its checks and balances tends to give credibility to a government’s statements over any other. In Sri Lanka, the reality is far from the ‘truth’ claimed by its Government. By systematically documenting the key events, this book is bound to add to the reader’s knowledge of what Tamils in Sri Lanka have endured post independence in 1948."

[Full version of the book] [PDF Download]

Jeva   May 20th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

The war is not over!!! Mahinda Rajapaksha is the real terrorist by afflicting genocide on the Thamizs in Srilanka!!

If he was really looking out for the civilians trapped in the Vanni area he would NOT have blatantly bombed and killed them in the name of ending the war.

N. Rabindran   May 20th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

The majority sinhalese Sri Lankan government may have successfully killed the LTTE leadership. The government has to win the hearts and minds of the Tamil minority – the victory celebrations of the Sinhalese show that the government intends to continue with the carnage, with the full support of the "naive" international community!

jani   May 20th, 2009 1:03 pm ET

it is over 4ver!

thushy   May 20th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

never, what is the solution for tamil people. where are the more than 100000 people from war zone ?. what happened for them?.president obama said to the ltte "lay down the arm", they did what happened for them. international help srilanka to kill innocent tamil people. hundred of thousand tamil people were killed by srilanka, why united nation still silent, why dont they take any action inthis matter. so they also help srilanka or support to kill tamil.so tamil people never forget this pain . they always fight for their freedom.

Tammy   May 20th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

How could be the war be over when you have civilians still being killed by the Sri Lankan government? Why aren't the independent medias are given to access to war zone are yet? Are they trying to cover up thier war crimes? The access will be given once the government planted the plants and pretty up the place. But what lies beneath the ground is the genocide of Tamils.

Prem   May 20th, 2009 1:06 pm ET

Srilankan President has been victorious in eliminating a complet race .

Suja   May 20th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka is not over yet, hundred thousands of people who deied in war zone area are buried and the GOVT throughing the ashes in the sea for no evidence. They are getting ready to take the international media to war zone area so they are cleaning up the innocent dead bodies. The International community have to step up and go to the warzone right now without any dealy so they will find the evidence of TAMIL GENOCIDE. Also the Britian and America should watch what they are doing on Satellite. Is the SL govt ready to give any kind of political solution to Tamils for sure NO. so still Tamils going to be treated unequally specially right now.

sris srikandaraja   May 20th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

war will continue untill our aim reach

kumara   May 20th, 2009 1:08 pm ET

Last words of velupille pirapaharan......Kauda yako Mavilaru wahuwe???????????????????

Sam   May 20th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

The REASON for the War is because of the Sinhalese cruelty and oppression of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The cruelty continues when these Sinhalese actually dance on the streets of Colombo and light crackers after genocide of Tamils was committed by the govt and continues to go on. THERE NEEDS TO BE A POLITICAL SOLUTION, A SEPARATE STATE. And until Tamils gets the right to self-determination, the war is faaaar from over! Innocent Tamil civilians are still dying in the North and the govt only cares about celebrating its "HOLLOW" victory. Heartless Monsters!!! They may have fooled the people of Colombo, but the western world is coming to see the true side of this terrorist government. Justice will be served soon!!

Adrian   May 20th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

The war won't be finish til the tamils get their tamil eelam.
So in my point of view there will be another group of tamils which will start to fight again when the IC don't give the tamils their tamil eelam. Don't think tamils won't do anything, they are bright people so they are waiting for their time.

ruwan   May 20th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

Fucking war is end, now one flag n one nation

bhanu   May 20th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

You tamils from Canada. Most of you have never been here in Sri Lanka. All you do is scream telling the government is killing people. Have you seen something like that???. All you do is just panic and scream. If you realy think you're helping the Tamils in the northern Sri Lanka then come and help them. Next week we're going to Wawuniya camp to see the refugees. We gonna give them food. And also currently we're raising funds to build them houses. The government is also helping by giving us to build houses. You LTTE bastards have torn thier lives and houses downs. We gonna rebuild them.
If you think you're real Tamils and you have Tamil blood then come to Sri Lanka and help them. Not by giving them wepons give them hope and give them the lives Prabakaran took by force.

vani   May 20th, 2009 1:12 pm ET

no,

Sarchitthan   May 20th, 2009 1:14 pm ET

It's pity the International communuty doesn't help to safe-guard a TRUE freedom fighter movement by branding them as a Terrorist group.In the other hand, all these countries including India help a TERRORIST country by giving all supports to carry out a genocide.But, the Tamils in Eelam will not stop their struggle to achieve their goal with the help of some countries which understand their greivances and their thurst of FREEDOM.

thamilini   May 20th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Hello everyone in CNN also another singalese should be letting this comments. I send the details about the government killed innocent minority
tamil people. but they did not let to published
The world has full of murders and the poor tamil people has to suffer forever

Asanka   May 20th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

This war is not against Tamils, that is against foolish Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka govenment has clear picture on future rehabilitation the areas and now all are one people, PROUD SRILANKNS

joe   May 20th, 2009 1:16 pm ET

the srilankan armys and gov are coward if they are fight onlyown with tigers it would be finished long time ago.indian ,china ,parkstan and all world support coward srilankan.we are small group of pepole u know fight means one against one.these pepole are devils thats why they kill chilrdens women.what is terror means LTTE or tamils hurts any white people.I tell u india u will get from china,china ,srilanka and pakstan will wipe u out.this not going to longer very soon.

karunahara   May 20th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

The whole world know it was the war against the tamil minority people. Sri Lankan govt is doing systemetic genocide of tamils time to time. It wan't be over until the tamil get their rights or the tamils will trated as equal as singhalies. May be there are saome traitors like Karuna og Daglas deva who wre granted minister posts under the Mahinda govt according to their amount of kidnaping and murder done for the government. They rule the tamils with the gun point in future. who will know because the un secretary General is fully support to the SL Govt, and India stay behind all these crimes. UN Secretary General Pan ki mon is a budhist and he helps the Budhis govt, That,s why the SL president invited Pan ki mon without any doubt.
And also I Want to mention about Vijey Nambiyar who is a represent ativ to the south east asian in UN, is also welcom by the SL govt, because Vijey Nambiyar is the persin who once an adviser to the SL Military about the high security zone, and his his brother is aperminent adviser to the president in Colombo. The war will never end until the international community will tak e a resonable solution to the Tamils who suffered last three decades by systemetic Genocide. Please the international community help the tamils to get their own country without interfering India and SL.

Amila   May 20th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

srilanka

Oviya   May 20th, 2009 1:17 pm ET

The war is not over, it started in 1948, continued until now, would continue with out witness.

The war would be over either the Tamils gets their own country or the rest in sri lanka would be wiped out.

The terror SLG/ and Singaleese, who is celebrating the Army Victory, would soon relise they are celebarting over nearly 20,000 innocent Tamils' daeth bodies.

Nada   May 20th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

War is now going to be conducted all over the world.

Karikalan   May 20th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

Srilankan Governments Genocidal attacks on innocent Tamils is continuing without any witnesses because UN Agencies and International Press are not allowed in to Tamil areas.

Piri   May 20th, 2009 1:18 pm ET

First Thx to CNN for this Vote Poll.
My Opinion the war will continiu til a acceptable Polical solition will be presented, like an seperate State, self determination.

@Nish
We Tamils are Discriminated since 61 years, we don't complain for fun or for time pass, the singhalese are killing, raping, discriminate us since the British Colony are gone. say me why? what is the reason all of this? its all Racism, the singhales have anxiety becouse around them are 65 Million tamils they fear for their existence. I know what u want to say, "then go to India".
Why should we go if we have our country Tamil eelam. Why it is for Singhales difficult to live like befor the English Colony cames to Ceylon?

eelaven   May 20th, 2009 1:19 pm ET

http://www.kalakam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1018#p1134

norton   May 20th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

war is never going to end until they give a soluction for tamils. Sri lank won the miltary game becase of china, Iran, Pakistan & india chemical, cluster weapons. Sri lankan goverment killed more than 50,000 tamils in last 3 month.

Please save the tamil in sri lanka.

norton

Raj.   May 20th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

The many Tmail people civilians killied be SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT!but there war is not over in SRI LANKA!!

Ramas Rajadurai   May 20th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

No its not really, more people are think the war is end, but my idea is depenting on the action of UN , Pan que moon is a bad and unabeveable leader of UN, because he was just whached The Genoside, thats why so many thousand of tamils angry on SL Govt. and They won beleave on UN too. UN did big and Big misstake for ceylon tamil, so they created more problem on this country, Ceylon.

Sri lanka the sinheles name that the stupid name started first signal of discrimination against to tamils by Sinheles govt . Bandharanayakka ,he was prime Minister of ceylon and he did changed not only the sinheles name on whole country he was force all tamils must have learn they sinheles langque , so now is more worst geneside killer of Rajapakja govt. going to give peace on this country ?????? Only countries understand about the problems of SL. Govt. thats UK, France, EU, USA if do any good justice full action then ok but all them whaching Crime, and Genoside cinema of Sri lanka,

Ramas

sasseendran   May 20th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

55000 Polple were Massacred in Two days.
Sri Lanka Government of bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies.

Have you heard any country in the world, killed their own people and celebrate & declared public holiday to celebrate?

Why Tamil people wanted to regain their own country back because we can not live together with the Singala people
1956 Innocent people were killed by Singala mops
1956 ‘
1977 ‘’
1983 again killed innocent people, since then the young boys took the arms and fight back. Until then Singala thugs killed so many innocent people.

pirapa   May 20th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

The war never end until we get our Eelam and I would like to say thanks to Rajapakse to make me a real LTTE supporter. We never forgot what he did to our tamil people we never forgot the pain until we get our tamil EELAM.

mathan   May 20th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

THE WAR IS DOT OVER. ONLY TAMIL PEOPPLE KILLED IN WAR BY SINGALA ARMY TILL LAST DAY. IN FUTURE MORE SINGALES GOING TO DIE. ONLY SOLUTION IS TAMILS WANT GET THEIR INDEPEDENT.

k.selvaraj   May 20th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

this is not a end we are again and again hit the singala govt upto get our fredom

Ke   May 20th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

Sri Lankan government killed who stand up for Tamils right but did not give the Tamils right and freedom. Then how come this war will be over?

Unfortunately, International community stage (specially India, Norway, USA, Japan and EU) a drama "Peace Talk" to weaken LTTE and strengthen Sri Lankan government without understanding root cause for the issue and Tamils suffering. They did it with their single minded thougts and according to Sri Lankan government's lies. They failed to differentiate terrorism, terrorist group and struggle for freedom. That is why Sri Lankan government won this war. Tamils are being cheated by International Community and their future again been hand over to Sinhalese as British done it in 1948. Sri Lankan government did not celebrate their freedom now, they did it in 1948. So far Tamils has not got their independant after British captured it around 1776.
One thing I am afraid that, Sri Lankan government might kill all Tamils with the help of International Community using the name of terrorist. Hence Tamils should act quickly to stop Sri Lankan government's genocidal killing and make a way to get freedom.

madhan   May 20th, 2009 1:27 pm ET

If prabhakaran dead then only sri lankan governement feel the heat of tamilians solutions because they don't give solutions to tamilains so again one tamil leader grow and fight against sri lankan govervment to get their status in Sri lanka

No one can stop tamilians
Jai Hind

Jega   May 20th, 2009 1:28 pm ET

The war against LTTE is not over also the war against Tamils is also not over. Until there is an acceptable solution for the Tamils, until Tamils they are living with dignity the war would never stop.

It's the truth, the International commity has miscalculated Tamil's mind strength on this struggle. All should understand one simple and important thing, a Tamil wouldn't mind to loose anything expect dignity & respect.

Devinda Fernando   May 20th, 2009 1:28 pm ET

RESPECT EACH OTHER'S RIGHTS. OTHERWISE WAR WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER 1000S OF YEARS TO COME.

Tamils are natives of this Island. Some did came from Thamilnadu which is only 12miles away from this Island. Vijaya & 700 men came from Kalinga(Orissa) which was 1000 miles away from this Island & were allowed settle deep south and married local women created a the nation called Sinhala. There were Sinhala kingdoms & Tamil kingdoms ruled this part.of the world. Even though the Sinhela are majority in Lankapuri; Tamils are majority in Hela plate. If Sinhela & Tamilela respect each other's rights, this war will NOT end for another 1000s of years to come. peace.

Sunil   May 20th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

Fuck CNN, no work

pame   May 20th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

no, war never end. please help tamil people.we wohnt tamil eelam,we are prbaakaran

k.selvaraj   May 20th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

tamils never forget what they received when asked justice thats why the war will be definitely continues.

thampi   May 20th, 2009 1:29 pm ET

the war ll never stop, still the tamils get the tamileelam.. thats alll

Charith Eranga Fernando   May 20th, 2009 1:31 pm ET

Get out of your hands from our country. We are totally free now.Please stop this work. Coz, you always trying to increase this problem.

Rajendran   May 20th, 2009 1:31 pm ET

The war is never going to end until us Tamil people get our rights. And we are never going to become under the rule of a srilankan government that is killing thousands of innocent tamils. We need some sort of international support to stop the genocide. And most importantly we want the 2 communities to live in peace in Sri Lanka.Separate state is the only solution.

Ram   May 20th, 2009 1:33 pm ET

This was not a war on terror. This was a Genocide of Tamils under the hood of War on terror. Before LTTE was formed in late 1970s, for about 30 years thousands of Tamils were massacred in Srilanka. Tamils had to take up arms to prevent them from a well planned Genocide by the successive Sinhala majority Srilankan governments.

The war will end only when the Tamils rights for self determination, Tamil nationhood and Tamil homeland are recognised.

Indr4n   May 20th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

There was a war between two countries,which may be over with help of another brutal country / countries. The FREEDOM STRUGGLE of TAMILS will certainly continue. The course of action and tactics may chage but the goal is certainly same.

The white that govenment terrorist wears around is not white. It is blood of our TAMIL brothern, for which he wil have to answer one day.
Remember physics, what goes around come around.

Swetha   May 20th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

The war will never end until Tamil people get freedom from siinhalese and win TamilEelam. The srilankan government are killing innocent tamil peoples and the internation community is still silent. They should do something to protect our peoples from srilankan government. They are not save in the army camp either. PLEASE SAVE OUR PEOPLES FROM SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT

Nam   May 20th, 2009 1:35 pm ET

I totally agree with Tamizhan.

senadeera jayanath   May 20th, 2009 1:36 pm ET

we all well know we cant touch praba. i dnt blive this. the govt try 2 cheat the world. this war never goin 2 end until tamils get there rights. dear my sinhala brothers and sisters try to understood this situation. dnt show ur happyness for this. we all are should shame for this.

balasundaram   May 20th, 2009 1:36 pm ET

tamil people singhalee people can not join. now srilanka celebrate ,but all tamil people in open jail. what about tamil people feeling. all international people can see and witness in future what is going.

suresh   May 20th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

It's not a war. it is Genocide. With in 72 hours they killed 115,000 innocent people.

v jega   May 20th, 2009 1:37 pm ET

Srilanka never ever going to win this war.now tigers going to play 2nd part of war. goodluck for our short period war against srilanka.

ravi Ratnayake   May 20th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

So called "War against terror" may have ended but the Genocide against the tamils and descrimination against minorities in srilanka still exists and will exists until the majority in Sri lanka recognize the root cause of the issue and treat every citizens of the country equaly...

Majuran   May 20th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

War will never end until Tamil people's political aspirations are addressed. Sri Lanka may say that they have eliminated the LTTE and Its leader Prabhakaran, but the fact is there will be more and more Prabhakaran will be created unless an acceptable political solution is sought.

Rebels are not born but they are created!

Rajesh   May 20th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

Most of the Sinhalese politicians know the Srilankan race war never end.Mahind never give good solution for Tamils,because Budda monk political party and JVP never accecpt.Sonia and Rajapakse played this bloody drama their own purpose.Most of the world country use this conflit for their purpose.The end is different.There are no good process done in Srilanka.The people of Srilanka going to in a deep poverty and low level.Peace and to give apropriate rights to the Tamils is the best. So that Srilanka going to the best.

Rajesh

Duvaraha Prabaharan   May 20th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

Dear friends,

Remember the followings:

1) Don't be too happy that you guys won the war!! If GOSL only involve in this battle, you guys run like the way you ran in elephant pass before.

2) All world know that how many countries help you for this was, in return you guys given a small land to Chine for their Oil base. You guys wait and see the impact for this in two years!!!

3) Let start to invetigate how many Army died in the battle, Do you know all the Army dead bodies bury in Trinco? When your parents started cry infront of army camps you guys get to know how many of them died!!!

4) Do you think all your Army forces can look after the North-East of Srilanka?? You guys wait and see whats going to happen??

5) Do you know the criminal charges on your GOSL against this war killing inocent people, giving incorrect head count. Your president family is going to be answer like jokers infront of IC.

6) We all know that you guys know how to do creative mask like VP, and showed to all world that you guys kill him!!!. Wait for his speach very soon. We will send you the video clip soon to ITN and Roopavahini.

Be happy for these couple of days and scratch your head for the rest of your life.

Regards
Duvaraha Prabaharan

gunapala..   May 20th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

fucking LTT tamail tigers u r slutes..rember war is finish.no more wars again....

samj   May 20th, 2009 1:44 pm ET

if there is a genocide how can tamil people live in colmbo?
dont make fool statements.even our miltary intelligencies got tamil and muslim guys.it was a srilankan effort.we won the battle.we are lions

T.T.WEERASINGHE   May 20th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

LET ME START BY SAYING THAT THE WAR WHICH WAS THERE FOR THREE DECADES HAS COME TO AND "END".

NO MORE LTTE IN SRI LANKAN SOIL.WHO SAID THAT LTTES FOUGHT FOR TAMILS??

PEOPLE PLEASE REFER THE CORRECT VIDEO AS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IS DANCING ACCORDING TO THE TUNE OF PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE SO CALLED LTTES(WHICH DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE)

I THINK INTERNATIONAL MEDIA HAS BEEN A PUPPET OF PEOPLE SUPPORT TERRORISM.

AL QUIDA FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IS TERROROSM HOWEVER LTTE WAS A FREEDOM FIGHTER. WHAT CRAP???WHY IS TERRORISM LOOKED IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS.???

SRI LANKA HAS ALL THE ABLILITY TO SLOVE THEIR PROBLEMS BY THERE OWN.
WHO WAS THERE WHEN SO MANY INNOCENT SRILANKAN CIVILIONS IN THE SOUTH WERE KILLED BY SO MANY SUICIDE BOMBERS??

HOPE SOME ONE COULD GIVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS ASAP.

ALSO INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SRILANKA IT SELF NOT ANYONE OUTSIDE TO GET THE CORRECT INFORMATION.

TAMILNET IS NOT THE ONLY SOURCE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT SRILANKA. HOWABOUT http://WWW.DEFENCE .LK

THERE WILL BE NO MORE TERRORISM IN SRI LANKA IF THE.INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY KEEP AWAY FROM INTERFIARING IN SRILANKN AFFIRS

Samitha Jayasuriya   May 20th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA
GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA
GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA
GOOD LUCK SRI LANKA

philomina   May 20th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

whatever MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE(war criminal)says and do, they cannot suppress the TAMILEELAM feeling from tamils .as they are more advanced than these culprits who do all sinful acts against innocent tamils and women. god'll punish them.philomina

Subramani   May 20th, 2009 1:47 pm ET

Eelam War continue until Tamil achieve Tamil Eelam. Tamil will win,
War Against Srilanka was over in 1987. (Tamils has won Sinhala within five year from 1983 to 1987). Sinhala military ran away from Tamil home land in 1987 and begged India for help to defeat Tamils.. War against India (IPKF) started in 1987 October and came to end 1990 April. Tamils became more power Aftermath of each war and build the home liberation. War again Indo Srilanka started in 1990 Jun and end 2000. War started against Indo Srilanka, Russia, China, Japan, Pakistan and Other Srilanka Friends in 2006 and still continues. Tamils are developing International force to win the war against Srilanka’s international Friends who are standing for injustice Killing of Innocent Tamils.

May be it is the beginning stage for world war 3. Colombo may become 2nd Hiroshima Nagasaki, Who knows? There are lot of possibilities for revenge from a person who lost his family in Vanni. Mahinda created a situation for end of Sinhala nation. Better Sinhala stop all brutal killings and get away from Tamils homeland.
(If you are believing on good. Watch what is going in Pakistan who helped lot to Srilanka for Kill innocent Tamils. Pakistan is in Trouble now. Tamils always said God will punish but It will tack a time. Next India will face the same problem soon for helping Sri Lanka).

jega   May 20th, 2009 1:47 pm ET

If the war is over, why are more than a million Tamil people all over in the world doing protest still? Are they all terrorists? No, war won’t be over until Tamils get what they want. Why could not Tamil people in Sri Lanka raise the voice (I mean Majority of the Tamil people don’t give me one or two examples who they work with Sri Lankan military).They don’t have rights to rights the voice, If they raise the voice they will be killed without address. Do you still think the war is over in Sri Lanka?

Santhi   May 20th, 2009 1:47 pm ET

It is not over at all. Big challenge ahead! We Tamils (LTTE) will continue fighting until our rights are meet and get our land back.

MR   May 20th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Thousands of innocent people are dying, that is why the Sri Lankan government declared a holiday for victory???

Past so many years the Sri Lankan Army captured so many areas in the North and East (Tamil populated area), now it is more than 10 years, can anyone prove people living in those area. If the SL have captured where is the civil administration?

Now that they are celebrating the victory.... have they open the roads to the north, provided transportation, why still the tamil people need to register themselves with the security? Is this what is called Mahinda's victory!!!

So the Sinhalese are celebrating the blood bath of tamils so called their brothers and sisters... Jaya Wava!!!

pirapa   May 20th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

The truthless terror government should meet the ruthless people. If pirapakaran is found LTTE for his own use he won't be in the war zone and lost his son in the battle of the war. He proved to us that he is the real hero if LTTE are terrorist they will use cluster boms and posparous chemical boms as the srilankan terror Government continuously used to win the war.So people who write comments think before you write.

Kuna   May 20th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Not only give rights for Tamils but also War never end.All hindu books said Srilanka is burning ever.

Kuna

Sanjai   May 20th, 2009 1:51 pm ET

No, war will not over until Tamil people get equal rights to live in SL

UN and other international countries must be involved to get a solution immediately

Sanju   May 20th, 2009 1:52 pm ET

The problem goes much deeper than the Tiger. The LTTE did not begin the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, the conflict gave birth to LTTE. Once the issues as to why it all started is addressed you may decide if it is over or not. It has got so low that the Tamils have to fight for their equality?! NO-ONE should need to fight for it, we are all human beings at the end of the day. Let it go back to how it was before thre British rule, we lived in 3 seperate kingdoms with no such vile discrimination towards one another. People should stop playing God.

thanusha   May 20th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

One country.. One flag..
GOD BLESS TO OUR PRESIDENT..

Pavallam   May 20th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

War is moved to next generation by Sri Lankan terrorist government. If internationl world understands or not, war looks silence. Please Sinhales people, you guys have to undersand, you can easily cheat whole world, killed tamils's life. Your modern Hitlar bring big big Sathans in your country. Those Sathans will turn to you. Whatever you did for us, sinhales, please wait you will have those. Sinhales, please tell, any tamil person killed any sinhales in the history of Sri Lanka. Never. But tamils have long history and very long list, tamils killed, looted, and rapped by Sinhales. Please every tamils understand we have to work and join together, and don't buy any sir lankan goods. and tell the importers the item comes from sri lanaka is tamills blood.

kannan   May 20th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

No No No I think now start real war

Sean shaheed   May 20th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

It is OFFICIALLY over
and over means over!
No more war ....................End of the war is celebrated by the GOSL forces
Only a stupid person would think about dragging them back to war
A political solution will be given to the Tamils really soon.
GOSL is working out on this issue.

Mithun chamikara   May 20th, 2009 1:57 pm ET

hey What d u want to prove from this..we are the people who lived in Sri lanka...We know that the mother fucker prabakaran was dead..it is true...LTTE is now burreid...please do not do like this stupid ediot fucking things

Viraj   May 20th, 2009 1:58 pm ET

My Dear Friends,
What has finally Prabakaran has done to the people who was long with him? Did he sacrifice of the Tamil People asking Eleam or separate state. The young crowd who were born after 80 only knows only about Prabakaran is Hero for them and their Modern History which was implemented by their own people which is not ture.
Well let us get all to geather as Under one Flag lets us Build Sri Lanka and beat all other nations every corner. This is the only time we all can have a chance to do and we live each other with equal rights.

Selva   May 20th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

Sri Lankan STATE TERRORISM killed over one hundred thousand tamil civilians including women and children and same amount of civilions has been injured Since January 2009 ( This is Victory made by Sri Lankan State Terrist and it 's froces made.
Now some of the Sinhales doing Crocodile tears on this comment about tamils.
International Community its time to step in and stop the genocide of tamils and investigation of war crimes against civilians.

Hasan Mohamad Annas   May 20th, 2009 2:01 pm ET

I agree with Subramani.
Tamils are waiting for a good solution. It would not be achieved. It will danger for the whole island.
Hasan Mohamad

Apek   May 20th, 2009 2:03 pm ET

This war was not between Tamil minority and Sinhalese or Government, Our government has Tamil leaders.. who support to end this war.......This war was against LTTE , the terrorist organization. And we are now one nation..all Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and burgers...
.. LTTE is the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.... who invented subside bombing and many other harmful things to world..who killed more than 70,000.. people...(Tamils, Sinhalese and even Indian leader Rajiv Ghandi)

shan   May 20th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

War will end after gouvernent wiped out all the tamils in srilanka.

First Srilankan gouvernment will kill the people in camp. they started killing the people age frome 15-30.

After that they will kill all the tamils in south(colombo). like 1983 riots.

deedee   May 20th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

i really hope the tamil people in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK realize that living together in peace and harmony is the only solution now. to rebuild. forget and forgive. to start over as one united country. i think tamil people in Sri Lanka have realized this. but its the international tamil community who seem to fail to understand that separating this beautiful island would be a crime. do we want another kashmir or a gaza situation in sri lanka?? splitting the country would only create problems and more wars. i just want to ask the international tamil community to see the light. lets put an end to this hatred. sinhala people have made mistakes in the past, true. but most sinhala people that i know including myself are desperate to live happily together sharing equal rights and benifits with the tamils and muslims.
the LTTE betrayed the you and your people. it even betrayed its own members. they are the ones committing genocide not us. i can name many tamil people that they've killed, many tamil families that they've destroyed. and the tamil people still believe these terrorist to be their freedom fighters. how can you people be so blind??? please contribute to your country, a united sri lanka. donate food and medicine to your people....to our people (the innocent tamil civilians)... without wasting time protesting infront of the parliaments. the LTTE is no more. they brought no solutions...only terror.

VENTHAN   May 20th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Srilanka one of the big terrist govenment in the world. eu and usa support &Uno state terrist. 1958. 1977 1983...........PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYE: WHAT HAPPEND TO TAMIL CIVILIANS ß?????????????After 1983 we take Ak 47............

How many people killd in a few month ,what doid in this world ? If you born in a father tell ........we never foget...........never never till a tamil Live in this world................. TIGER OUR BLOOD:

paul   May 20th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

War will go on until justice is done to Tamils both living and dead......Even the wounded 25000 innocent Tamils were not spared....They were all liquidated by Singhala racists.....They are hurry hushing up all evidences....IC & U.N. have yet to wake up.....The struggle (war) of Tamils will go on in different forms until justice prevails in that tiny piece of land....

Manivannan Ehambaram   May 20th, 2009 2:11 pm ET

War never ends until Tamil gain Independent.
It was two nations Tamil Eelam is the only solution.

Damith Senanayake   May 20th, 2009 2:12 pm ET

The "war" at it's very definition is over,,,, yet the struggle continues for a long lasting solution, which will no doubt be fulfilled under such long lasting leadership and comprehensive nature of our "Sri Lankan " people.
And do any of those who speak of "genocide " at the hands of the sri lankan government even set foot in this holy land? Have you ever in your lives seen with your own eyes what the suffering of the poor people sinhalese and tamil alike? Have you ever heard their prayers, praying their gods to put an end to this war? they don't want a separate land.. no.. not anymore... they just want to live... they want hope for their future... those who are blind and live in their own worlds fail to see that we the srilankan people live in peace and harmony as one nation in those areas where we live together. there is hardly any evidence of discrimination. those so called friends of the tamil people must beg their tamil people for forgiveness for what they have brought up on their own people. Has the world been blind to see that these terrorists were only spreading fear in this fair land... those idiotic morons who now claim that the "sinhalese" are committing genocide up on the tamil minority, have no idea where sri lanka is in the world map. I beg you selfish, ignorant, racist separatists to just set your foot in this land for one day and see if your conscience will allow you to say these fairy tale-like stupid explanations again.
an as for those "humanitarians" I have one thing to say.

Not even seeing is believing. Knowing for sure and being there is...

roshan   May 20th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

the was is finally over.... there is no genocide only excuses to continue this war by certain people abroad. this is sri lanka.. and there's all races of people living in this beautiful country under one flag. separate state will never be the answer.. that will only create more racial tension and eventually war. the answer is solidarity in respecting each other as individuals who might have different backgrounds and ethnicity, but we are all one nation at the end. so please do not accuse us of genocide and do not try to take my little island of a country and separate it. this my sri lanka and this our sri lanka.. either you get along and look to the future of peace and prosperity or dwell in the past and waste your time in a meaningless agenda. peace to sri lanka

MeW   May 20th, 2009 2:14 pm ET

those who supported the LTTE morn this day...if you all respect him soo much, does that mean that you support all the murder of innocent singhalese, tamil people alike? Do you rejoice at the death of other races as the sole purpose of the LTTE's cause?... You people sicken me...

priyanga   May 20th, 2009 2:15 pm ET

Actually the war is not over..the srilankan president Mahinda and Gota paiya can celebrate the victory now, but the souls of innocent civilians including children and pregnant women who were killed in the name of war agaist LTTE won't let them sleep or live in peace. The war in Vanni area was an apparent genocide of innocent Tamils and it shows the real face of the TERRORIST GOVERNMENT OF SRILANKA.

Aravindan uk   May 20th, 2009 2:16 pm ET

Sri Lankan government , acts of mass violence, rape, extrajudicial executions, whole scale round ups, force detention, torture and other forms of inhuman treatment by of Sinhalese security forces within all tamil ppl have created tensions on Tamil people The mistrust in the Sinhala armed forces and the perceived discrimination faced by the Tamils lead the Tamil people to believe that only Eelam could provide safety and came to believe that their very survival was separate Tamil state

Krish   May 20th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

War in Sri Lanka is over now FOREVER!!! Now there is no any chance for barbarian Tiger terrorist to fight within Sri Lanka. Innocent Tamil pepole who live in Northern area are now enjoying their real freedom after vanishing the LTTE terrorism in that area. Now the government is making plans to give an political solution for Tamil community in Sri Lanka and it will come into live soon.

I have seen some mad people are saying that GOSL is genociding Tamils which is a really absurd and a drollery statement. People who make this kind of statements were never been in Sri Lanka. The truth is that the real genocider of Tamil pepole was dead VP with LTTE. Now people in Easten area are living without any worries. They are now not afraid about kidnapping their kids by LTTE. This situation will also happen in Nortern area of Sri Lanka in near future.

Finally, if someone is claiming the Eelam, which is a seperate land to establish in this island, they must remember one thing. Don't try to bring that concept to this island and fight anymore. Tamils people, especially who lives in North and East know about the barbarian Pirabaharan and their carders with animal behaviour as well as about the LTTE. If someone really thinking about an Eelam, find another land to create this.

Justice will be served soon!!

cheena   May 20th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

All the Tamils living overseas who have no business in Sri Lanka, coz they do not support democratically elected Government, Elam is someone else wants to create it. mainly not all the Tamil people wants it.

This is important to us who live in Sri Lanka and want Peace back.. to live in harmony for all community.

I appreciate His Excellency President Barak Obama did not interfere and support us to wipe out the terrorism from Sri Lankan soil,

Dera   May 20th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

First of all i would like to say to CNN to stop this bullshit and come and see whtz goin on..i read most of the comments here..but many of them are saying about tamil genocide & the innocent people who were killed by LTTE is very low..
i dont knw whter these people live in srilanka..or they know the wht terrorism means..i personaly have seen 1-2 incidents.....i have several relatives who are tamil people.
And wht is the reson for taking tamils their own as human shilds?...and how can u people say SL governmnt is killing 100dz of peple?do you have any prof?.SL governmnt did wht it have to done..
u people come to our villages and see how many tamil civilians live here..as i see still a handful of idiots are in need of war...and what are u thinking about US..a very goooood country ha?..our war is nothing compared to wht thy do 2 this wrld...
but i must say the problem is still not over there are some things to be done..there are tamil polititions..but i hope thr will be more in future..and many people have spoken about tamil wrights..i think these people are not in this country...as i can see they are enjoying there freedom here..i agree there may be a problem about the langage still....
if u people can spend money for bullshit like LTTE ...please come here and spend them for buliding North back.....there are sme people who say North belongs to tamil...Sorry about that in my opinion it is wrong...if so when we consider viceversa then tamils must only live in North only ...Bullshit...North belongs to all of us..and as i kow sinhalese are the oldest people living in SL..so how do you think tamils & otrs came in..just read the history and learn muslims and other came trough trade...But tamils from india came through battle..
thats what hapnned..and stilll some foregn tamils want it.not our fellow civilan tamils...
and please stop using great names like dudley senanayaka...
sorry abut the word "bull***"..
Lets build our country togethr...Jaya Sri..

Kumudini Ponnuthurai   May 20th, 2009 2:21 pm ET

I just wonder about the moral values of all Sinhala people, who watched this horrible numan crisis unfold and didn't condemn the acts of the Sri Lankan army and the government. That fact alone tells the world, why Tamils in Sri Lanka took weapons in their hand to fight for their rights. The tactic of just throwing words at us and misrepresenting us is not going to hide anything anymore. We raise every time we fall, the deeper the hit, higher the rise. It is just another beginning for us.

Mughal   May 20th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

Please safe the Tamils in the Vanni Region of Sri Lanka from Genocide.
Please help the Tamils live in their Ancestral lands with dignity and freedom.
Every Minute delay result to mass killings and humanitarian disaster.
We are making a historic mistake by allowing this slaughter
Recognize Thamil Eelam

Sri Lanka war over but war of words continues.. Toronto Star

Pratheepan   May 20th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

War never end until Tamil's get Tamil EELAM.
Tamil Tigers are everywhere around the world now.
We are Tamil Tiger.
From U.K

Tamilan   May 20th, 2009 2:24 pm ET

War is not over. Sri Lankan governemnt is killing innocent ppl.
Tamils don't trust Mahinda Rajapaksha.

Oruththi   May 20th, 2009 2:25 pm ET

THE GENOCIDE WON'T BE OVER IN SRI LANKA UNTIL TAMILS GET THEIR HOME LAND TAMIL EELAM BACK. THE SRI LANKA WILL CONTINUE TO WIPE OUT TAMILS FROM THE ISLAND AND ALL THE KIDNAPPING, RAPING, KILLING...ETC WILL ESCALATE MORE. DESTROYING LTTE MADE MORE SYMPATHIZERS TO WARD THEM. EVEN, MY OWN UNCLE WHO IS A BUSINESS MAN IN COLOMBO AND NEVER SUPPORTED LTTE BEFORE. HE RAISED UP WITH SINHALESE AND LIVED IN THE CAPITAL, BUT NOW HE FEELS LTTE IS THE ONLY SOLE REPRESENTATIVES FOR TAMILS. WHEN THERE WAS LTTE FIGHTING FOR TAMILS, THE SINHALESE IN SOUTH WAS SCARED OF TIGERS, SO THEY COULDN'T SHOW THEIR REAL FACE TO TAMILS. BUT NOW WHEN THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT CLAIMS VICTORY AGAINST TAMILS. SOME OF THE SINHALESE WENT TO MY UNCLE'S BUSINESS PLACE AND ASKED HIM TO BUY THE SRI LANKAN NATIONAL FLAG. BUT MY UNCLE SAID THAT HE ALREADY HAVE THE FLAG. BUT THOSE THUGS BLACKMAILED HIM AND ASKED FOR MONEY. HE SAID HE ONLY HAVE RS.5,000. BUT THEY ASKED MORE THAN RS10,000 FOR JUST A FLAG AND WARNED HIM THAT IF HE REFUSE TO GIVE MONEY IN FUTURE, THEN HE HAS TO FACE A LOT OF PROBLEM IN COLOMBO. NOW MY UNCLE REALIZE WHAT IS THE EXACT PROBLEM IN SRI LANKA. ITS NOT DESTROYING LTTE, ITS WIPING OUT THE TAMILS. NOW LTTE IS GETTING MORE TAMIL SUPPORTERS... THANK YOU SRI LANKA FOR EDUCATING SOME TAMILS ABOUT THE REAL ISSUE.

Jelisha   May 20th, 2009 2:26 pm ET

" LTTE did not begin the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, the conflict gave birth to LTTE". -- "Armed aggression against intolerable oppression is a legitimate right of every person"!.

As long as we "Tamils" continue to be treated as "second-class" citizens on "Our" homeland whether you call it "Tamil Eelam" or "Sri Lanka" we will continue to fight in all shape and form.

R.I.P All Tamil People... Your memories will NEVER be FORGOTTEN!.

paul   May 20th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

free tamil eelam

kumar   May 20th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

the sri lankan president terrorist leader

kiruja   May 20th, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Thanks again CNN
who told you that srilanka war is finished. this is not a war its genocide against our tamil people. singala foolish people you have to open your eyes and think about the reality in your poor country. when we kill your rajapakshe companion only you can get peaceful country.
We know your generation come from a lion animal thatswhy you got animal behaviour. thatswhy your people are celebarating your victory. your government dont have any backbone rajapaksha balla begged so many countries for the military help. can you do alone no you can't
sinhala balla dont bark

paul   May 20th, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Sri Lankan army killed around 3,00,000 tamil people in the past 30 years. LTTE fought for Tamils freedom, Tamils need a seperate country for their freedom and live in peace.

rathi   May 20th, 2009 2:29 pm ET

War is not over. it is so sad that the world is believing only the government side. we will be strong and we will fight for our rights.

Chan chow   May 20th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

yes! this is hollow victory....war will be continue............

Tamili   May 20th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

The war wasn't finish !
Or rather the war has just begun with The Gouvernement Srilankais and The International Organisation because the Gouvernement try to hide:

The death of tamil in CONCENTRATION CAMPS
The death of BABY and mother
The RAPE of tamil woman
They use chemical bombs WHO IS FORBIDDEN
and because they tell false information to media international

THE WAR WAS NOT FINISH

Fairooz   May 20th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

CNN wants to begin the war again in Srilanka???

Shan   May 20th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

The war will never be over, till there is a permanent solution! would that be a seperate homeland or wipe out the remaining minority tamils?
What the Srilanka gov't did for the innocent civilians can never be forgotten! Every single Tamil person on this planet has a story to tell. Atleast now the world can see what the so called
"LEGITIMATELY ELECTED GOVERNMENT" did to their own People!!!

Tamilmahan   May 20th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

Srilankan war its not finish now its going to strat new model
wait and see !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulraj   May 20th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

Sri Lankan army killed around 3,00,000 tamil people in the past 30 years. LTTE fought for Tamils freedom, Tamils need a seperate country for their freedom and live in peace. only free tamil eelam

Bala   May 20th, 2009 2:34 pm ET

Srilankan government is still blocking food and medicine to displaced peoples in Camps.
The Srilankan Government still using the food and medicine as weapon to kill Tamils in the concentration Camps.
This year alone Srilankan Government Killed over 30 000 innocent people including 1000 children ( 4 month baby is not a child soldier), now it is in the processing of burning the bodies and throwing the ashes in the ocean and destroying the witness that may lead to War Crime. Doctors, Government servants are still being killed in that area as they may be used as the witness for War Crime. This kind of action by Government proves that this Government is a Terrorist Government. Thugs in white van still threatening Tamils even in Colombo. I don’t see any improvement from the Government side even after killing the LTTE leaders. So When the Government is a Terrorist Government Tamil people left with no choice other then fighting for their survival.

krishna   May 20th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

HI, THERE IS STILL WAR GOING ON,UNTILL LAST TAMIL PERSON DIE THE FREEDOM FIGHTING GONNE BE THERE.

I WOULD LIE TO ASK THE WORLD ARE YOU ALL OF YOU HAPPY ABOUT IT, THERE IS LAST 4 DAYS OVER 20000 PEOPLE KILL BY SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT.THINK TWICE WHY WE ARE THIS WORLD AS HUMAN?WHY WE DIDDNT BORN AS A ANIMAL.

WORLD SELFFISH, GOOD LUCK

mathy   May 20th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

Sri Lankan government never do war !!! there is genocide going on still !!!
Most of the Sinhalees are nice people. 1983 riyals genocide by SriLankan government that time nice Sinhales helped aaaaaaaa lot to Tamils, but Sinhale government and army did and doing unbelievable genocide. Here also lot of sinhales wrote your thoughts, ok guys only 1 week can you go to tamils places and refuge's camp (don't tell you are sinhale just become tamil) take a look and like a tamils then you know what are your army and government doing to you that time you will know your government !!!

paulraj   May 20th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

Sri Lankan army killed around 3,00,000 tamil people in the past 30 years. LTTE fought for Tamils freedom, Tamils need a seperate country for their freedom and live in peace. with cnn not support

Peter   May 20th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

War will end when internment camps are shut down, Sinhala soldiers go home and international access is granted to Tamil areas. Until then, all that has happened is a few militants have been shot dead.

sanker   May 20th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

pleas help the Tamil Peaple in Sri Lanka, there in Zell, Chilren sepret and women sepret and The jens sepret in the Zell. The Army of Sri Lanka is Brutaly.

paulraj   May 20th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

Sri Lankan army killed around 3,00,000 tamil people in the past 30 years. LTTE fought for Tamils freedom, Tamils need a seperate country for their freedom and live in peace. tamil people CNN not support

rahul   May 20th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

this war is not end.just start here.Sinhalese shows there terrorism on Tamil people.srilanka try to hide death of tamil civilions.they need money.To get loan they play lot of dramas.untill u give tamileelam war won't be end.

joshua   May 20th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

war is not over may be the srilankan dirty war is over!! srilankan gov is just syin that one srilanka all are srilankan people and so but srilankan leaders are true racist

Kamalakrishna   May 20th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

Tamils are not fighting to kill tamil tigers. They are the people fighting for tamils in Eelam. One side can't decide the end of fighting. They should give the rights to tamil in owr land.

They depends on tamils' income and that is why they are not ready to be separated.

It will end if there is a situation like
1. Tamils doesn't need to ask anything from sinhalese
2. Sinhalese can't force tamils for anything
3. Tamils must have the right to make any decition whichever Sri lankan Government can make.

They may say already tamils have all the rights
it is very funny
If we are asking and sihalese are not ready to give
THAT MEANS
"SINHALESE HAVE SOMETHING OF TAMILS"

IT IS NOT A GAME TO END LIKE THIS.

IF YOU THINK IT IS A GAME LIKE CRICKET TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNING, TAMILS ARE WAITING FOR THE NEXT GAME

WAIT & BALANDA

Kamalakrishna
WE ARE WAITING FOR THE NEXT MATCH

Mr Dhaly   May 20th, 2009 2:40 pm ET

The war never been over until we (as Tamil people) will win our freedom. Also Our leader V Brabaharan never been die until he will win Our Tamil Eelam and he will come soon infront of the media. Wait and see

Raja   May 20th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

The war against Tamils and LTTE is not over, The Sri Lankan government is killing innocent Tamil civilians even now with the support of UN, India, Japan, China, US, UK, EU, etc. The war will really over when the Tamils in Sri Lanka get there rights back. If they do then there are not war and no LTTE. Remember Tamils = LTTE.

"The LTTE is the product, not the cause, of Sri Lanka's deadly politics."
by:- http://www.rabble.ca,
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Shankar   May 20th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

This war will never be over...
The Sinhalese will never be satisfied...
To them the Tamils will always be at fault..

My whole family which includes my mentally-ill seven year old sister is stuck inside the detention camp. She needs her medication... I haven't spoken with them in months... I am all alone in Canada, I was there only hope to freedom and they were my only hope to strive. Now all is gone..!

The Sri lanka Army is asking $20 000 CAN in order to identify whether my family is dead or alive.... The only mistake we ever made was being born "TAMIL" and that itself wasn't our CHOICE!

Asanka Jayawardena   May 20th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

War is over for sure why even a little child in srilanka feels it you can see every & each citizen in srilanka celebrating our victory after 30 years of war please CNN do not act like a LTTE supporter im a teenager two brothers of mine died because of this bloody war please CNN don't support LTTE it ruined 30 years of our country dont let it happen again by supporting them.

Kannan   May 20th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

SL Government is still killing innocent civilians and the not letting any UN team into the affected area to hide the attrocities it continualy does. It creates an illusion as if the war is over to turn the attention away ( If the Internation community had any attention). What the civilians feel and sad truth is there is not much attention from the IC for their plight opposed to labelling a group of people who were fighting for there rights as terrorists.

paulraj   May 20th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

WAR OVER?
Sri Lankan government in terrorist tamil tigers not terrorist.
THE WORLD, UN ALL ARE ACTING BLIND.

nagulan   May 20th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

THE WAR IS NOT OVER, until tamil people don't have her territory in Sri Lanka, the war continue

Sunil Fernando   May 20th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka never going to end. The racist sri lankan goverment have to give tamil people equal rights otherwise the war is never going to finish. I think they made matters even worse and in the future more tamil tigers will come back.

Jeya   May 20th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

The war won't be over until the Tamils get their self determination. Period.

Mike   May 20th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

No second word The war is not over. Its starnge to see all the international medias are publishing anything and everything given by the Sri lankan state. Its really sad to see that tamils doesn't have any voice in the international arena. This problem will go from bad to worse unless the international community step in & recognise the legitimate rights of Tamils.

shiwa   May 20th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

I am a tamil..who lives in colombo
And I am proud of sri lanka..
we are one nation..
We hate LTTE.
It is just a terrorist organization..whic ruined our tamil image over the world..
Atleast now we can live freely
The war is over..i am sure of that..

Davis   May 20th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

War not over! Mr.Muralitharan will be a candidate for Sri Lankan Prime minister.
But the singlese won’t like. So Mr.Muralitharan back to his past attitudes as Karuna Ammaan. So, Defenitely the war will continue.

Martin King   May 20th, 2009 2:50 pm ET

What is the war in Sri Lanka? If it was the conventional military war between the SL forces and LTTE it is over. However is a disease cured when one of the symptoms is eradicated? The manner in which the war was conducted by the govt. and the way in which the "victory" is being celebrated inside the country show a deeply divided country. If the Sinhalese extremist, many of whom are in the govt. are not willing to treat the tamils equally then they should be the ones in the front of the line supporting a separate state to send the Tamils off. If not this is the time for them to ensure the rights of the Tamils are protected as would be their own rights. Additionally any person who helps or organizes the destruction of war crimes evidence should be punished along with those who did it. There should be no tolerance for this.

S.RAM   May 20th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

ONLY the solution is Tamil eelam
Noting that the slow genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka accelerated to more than 10,000 killed in the last few months, srilanka destroys Evidence prevents ICRC UN access.
"Today ICRC still does not have access when the area should be flooded with food and medicine to urgently attend to the 300,000 Internally Displaced Tamils held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) supervised camps
United States Government with spy satellites would be knowing exactly what Sri Lanka's actions are in the Safe Zone, and stand implicated along with UK, France, and India in allowing the genocide to happen.

Vijay   May 20th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

Sri Lankan Government claims the war is over , so they can kill (they are killing) the remaining (injured, displaced) Tamils while International community thinks everyhting is over. Inetrnational Communily, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SAVE THE TAMILS. We don't have any more tears to even cry and beg to save our people.

Ravishankar   May 20th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

LTTE did not start this war. Since independent Tamils are fighting for their rights. Tamils peaceful protest and requests were not only refused by the Singhalese, they killed, injured, and robbed several Tamils. International communities were silent that time. Then in early 80’s Tamils started to fight for the freedom with the help of India. LTTE is one of those. When LTTE became successful in fighting with Sri Lanka, international community stood up and banned LTTE and helped the Sri Lankan government to win the war. Also, the international countries including UN helped Sri Lanka to hide the Tamils genocide. International community is responsible for the loss of several lives of Tamils. Still it is not too late for the international communities to realize their mistakes and liberate Eelam from Sri Lanka.

SM   May 20th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

The WAR not end in, Sri Lanka THIS IS THE BEGINNING>>>>>>>. The people who doesn't know about the history of TAMIL in Sri Lanka, they could say's this is the end. "FIGHTING PATTEN COULD CHANG BUT THE GOAL CAN'T BE CHANGE" Now every think is globalyse so the war not end this is just the begining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

theepan   May 20th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

The war in Srilanka is not over until the tamils problem solved.
Srilanka goverment can say that they won the war but not the PEACE. Still they are very far from the peace, it's shown upto the world by clebrating the victory while thousands and thousands of people suffered their life in north in srilanka.

Hyabusa   May 20th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

STATE TERRORISM against Tamils has been going on for 60 years. Sixty years ago, the Tamil freedom struggle began non-violently. Tamil Tigers were the result of Buddhist State violence against the protests, colonization of Tamil lands and treatment of Tamils as second class citizens.

Tamils have history in Sri Lanka that dates back to hundreds of years. Tamil land was connected to south india in pre-historic times.

With WAR CRIMES charges and utter disregard for freedom including freedom of press and aided by China, Russia, Iran and Libya, Sri Lanka has not changed it's approach.

The Tamil FREEDOM struggle will continue AFTER the Tamil Tigers.

OPPRESSION never goes on forever. Ireland is an example of that!

Tharan G   May 20th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

There was an armed forces to defend the oppressed minorityTamils, from Srilankan Singalese atrocities, until now, which has lost its resources; and the land it defended. As far as Tamils are concerned the struggle is not over just yet. I do not believe the struggle is over for Tamils in Srilanka. Because the government of Srilanka has lost Tamils trust long time ago. And it again proved that the government of Srilanka, will never be there for the minority Tamils, during the last months of the war, by starving the Minority Tamil people in the so called safe zone, and bombing the hospitals and schools repeatedly. Labeling it is a military Target. Even during the last week of the war, it slaughtered more than 2000 innocent Tamil by heavy shelling and bombardment.

What is really happening to the Minority Tamils, who the Srilankan government says it liberated. The so called liberated peoples are put in concentration camps not deprived of access to outside world, and the youths are separated from their family, and put in isolated detention camps, where these liberated youths are being touched, stripped naked and even being killed. The government of Srilanka paints a picture as Liberating Tamils. Even worst, the Srilankan military intimidates the others to be their mouth pieces during foreign dignities visits to the camps. The Srilankan government uses the buzz words such as "WAR ON TERROR", "LIBERATING TAMILS", and “FEDERALISM", so they can put together couple of sentences during interviews to western media, who are ready to accept anything for an answer.

I am asking you, MEDEA PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES! do not fall for the Srilankan governments orchestrated dramas.

IF THE SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY WOULD IT NOT ALLOW FOREIGN (or INDEPENDENT) MEDIA TO WAR ZONES? OR WHY WOULD IT KEEP THE MEDIA AWAY FROM MOST OF THE CONCENTRATED REFUGEE CAMPS? Please ask yourself.

In many Tamils mind, there is a window of opportunity for the International Community to act to serve the oppressed minority Tamils to live with dignity by providing a power sharing solution. NOT the one the Srilankan government want the Minorities to accept. WE ARE SURE THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE ITS PUPPET COME TO REPRESENT THE TAMILS MINORITY. Peoples like Karuna Amman, who was detained in UK, for six months and on deportation to Srilanka where he was welcomed with RED CARPET to become a minister.

Lakshman   May 20th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

A ruthless terrorist leader has been eradicated. Finally every one in Sri Lanka can live in peace together. We have had to endure LTTE's suicide bombing for 20years now. Villagers were masacared by the LTTE. Recently just like in US an LTTE plane rammed in to a high building in Colombo. Would US or UK (who are fighting terrorism abroad) stand such atrocities?
Other tamil organisations such as the EPRLF, PLOT were silenced by the LTTE. Have the diaspora forgotten these killings?

The Lankan government has already made one ex-rebel leader (who gave up terror) Karuna Amman, a minister, and a MP.

Another ex-rebel V.Muralitharan was made the CHEIF MINISTER of the East!
The railways to the north are being constructed for civilians to mix. A9 road to the north is going to open!
The elected government just erradicated an extreamist terrorist organisation. Which is what US& UK would have done.

Civilian's can settle down as soon as landmines have been cleared and UN clearence is given that areas are mine free

Sam   May 20th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

War won’t be over until Tamils get freedom. SriLankan government is terrorist government. SriLankan government kill more than 50 000 innocent Tamils and the SriLankan government celebrate as victory. Killing Tamils is Victory?? That’s what World agreeing?? I do not know why need UN in this world. UN is helping the SriLankan government to kill more innocent Tamil by being quite.

Isira   May 20th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

War is over!!

THE VH   May 20th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

it's over. Fact. Those who can't deal with it , not our problem.

Areesha   May 20th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

We won da war!!! no second tgoghts about it!! Da 3 three forces killed all da LTTE members... who are remaining,, will understand the truth of their brutal leader!!

SAI   May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

All these news are lies. Tamils will never die... Tiger will never be fallen.... Watch and Learn

Areesha   May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

LTTE killed their own ppl!! chek da relavent web sites n find the truth rather than asking from anybody!!

Jenny TAMIL Lankan   May 20th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

PRABHAKARAN is a REALLLLLLLL HEROOOO.....

HE SPENT HIS LIFE ON SAVING TAMIL PEOPLE AND THEIR OWN LANDS.

HE IS NOT DEAD.

THE SL GOVERN. SAYING HE IS DEAD CUZ. EVERY OTHER COUNTRY WAS TELLING TO STOPPPP THE WAR, BUT THEY DON"T WANT TO STOP IT. THAT WHY THEY MADE UP LIKE THIS.

HE IS NOT DEAD! DO YOU LOT REALLY BELIEVE THAT THE SLA CAN GET ANYWHERE NEAR HIM?! IF HE WAS TO GO, IT WOULD BE HIM THAT DECIDES WHEN AND WHEN.

Bavany   May 20th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

No, War never end. Please help tamil people, we don;t now how many people dead in war place

Maths   May 20th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

This much tamil people supporting LTTE. i dont know how LTTE would be an terrorst organizatioion. even i dont know LTTE aimed for white people or foriegn people. In my view is they were fighting for their Tamil people freedom. every tamil wants to be free form Sri Lankan government. if they dont get any political solution i dont think so this war will come to end. if ltte leader is death, in my point of view another person will take the responsibility to fight against Goverment. so its all depend on Sri Lankan government what the solution they are going to give Tami people. so war still not reached the end.....

Sam   May 20th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

Danny is one of the racist people in SriLankan singalese.

mahindra raja   May 20th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

our leader prabha is alive ......
we want tamil nation ......
truth is triumph.....

Marcus   May 20th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

How many tamils killed? how many sinahalese killed? During this prabas bloody war!!!....You'll dont knw how many tamils suffer frm this LTTE war.....You'll dont knw how many sinhalese suffered frm this war...u'll only knw the newz cuming out frm tv or in newz paperz....becoz ur nt in ur motherland my tamil brothers...........If you love ur Mother Srilanka you should be happy!! Bt if u nt ur nt a srilankan tamil.....!!!

Peace for Tamils   May 20th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

Peace can never be attained when the Sri Lankan government continues its massacres, tortures, rapes, starvation, disappearances of Tamils. US needs to do an immediate HUMANITARIAN intervention, charge the Rajapaksa regime with WAR CRIMES, and give a political solution for the Tamils. This is only a hollow military victory, but the actual war is far from over!! Tamils deserve the right to self-determination and they will get their peace. They will get their Tamil Eelam, their own separate state, after soooo many decades of oppression by the Sri Lankan government. Good will always triumphs over Evil in the end!! And Hitler Rajapaksa will pay for what he did.

SriLankan Soldier   May 20th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

No, War is not over, 3 million Themala left in this country.
Until we kill all themala war is not over.

This country is belongs to great Sinhala-Budhist only. Others must get out or to be killed.

Truth Master   May 20th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

They could be laughing and celebrating right now but the reformation of the Tamil Tigers will come again with vengence. God knows what is the truth is and the truth will come and everybody will learn what is the goverment is all about. What goes around will come around wait and see who will have the last laugh.

Winning Sri Lanka   May 20th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

I read all about Brabhakarans supprters comments all aver in this CNN pole so i jest want to say fuck of u mother fuckers war is over tamil peoples those who not supporting terrorism will treat with respect by SL Government

and for others jest find your self a big fat cock to suck ur entire life with happy memories of Dead Prabha

Indr4n   May 20th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

I thought the Terrorist SL government is just financilly bankrupt but now it seems that it is politically bankrupt too.

Sasikumar   May 20th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

Sri Lanka may no longer be at war with Tamil Tigers.

But it is still at war against Tamils. Why else would it have banned ICRC from internment camps on Wednesday?

Quote & Fact   May 20th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

I leave you with a quote and a fact below – you can make up your mind.

"I am not worried about the opinion of the Tamil people... now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion... the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here... Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy."

J.R.Jayawardene, Former President of Sri Lanka – Daily Telegraph, 11th July 1983

18th of July 1983 - 2,000 Tamils were killed by rioting Singhalese mobs in Colombo.

RUBA SELVA   May 20th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

DEAR UN, US,EU AND ALL
1ST: AS A TAMIL WE ARE NEVER SAVE UNDER THE SRILANKANS SINGALA GOVERNMENT.
2ND: IN THE CASE OF SHOWING A DEAD BODY OF "LTTE LEADER" SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT MAKES FOREIGN COMMUNITY FOOL
PLEASE AND PLEASE RESPECT OUR VOICE AND ACCEPT OUR FREEDOM

Jeevan   May 20th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

What does the Sri Lankan Government got to hide?

1. No International Media has been allowed into the IDP camps or the conflict zone.
2. Sri Lankan Government rejected calls from the ICRC to get full unhindered access into the conflict zone and the IDP camps.
3. Local 24 Hour tip line has been set up in Sri Lanka to report anyone who criticizes the Sri Lankan Military or the Government.
4. Even Sri Lankan media has yet to enter the conflict zone.
5. Medias who criticized the government were kicked out of the country. Ex. Channel 4 News Team
6. Families separated and placed in different camps.
7. Detained three doctors who treated thousands of wounded in the conflict zone. There whereabouts are unknown.
8. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to suspend the distribution of emergency supplies to as many as 300,000 people displaced
9. Rape, torture, mutilation, and murder inside these camps continue.
10. Sri Lankan Government has lost more than 30,000 troops and claiming victory. The fallen soldiers hasn't been acknowledged as the whole Pro-Sinhalese groups are busy celebrating a bittersweet victory.

rather   May 20th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

no please see what happen white and see praba coming soon

Ranjana,N   May 20th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

War in SriLanka is not over, why tamils are fighting for? did they get the freedom?? Wht happen to civilian in vanni?? No water,food, medician. The world is seeing all this things, i don't understand why beeing silence. Last week thousands of civilian killed by Sri Lankan Gov't.

Jeevan   May 20th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

Government has filled their bank accounts with the aid money and those who are hurt at the end are the civilians and citizens. They may celebrate the bittersweet victory now but the questions from families will arise about "Why their son or daughter hasn't come home yet?".

Ram   May 20th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

I dont believing the war is End because until Tamil get thier rights and stop genocide the war wont be stop.

People may think or even believing that LTTE is over but whatever is there will be different fome of war will be there. possibly new Rebel will be created if this genocide is continue.

i would support because i dont want our people get killed and abused by government.

Sasanthan   May 20th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

Why is international media still banned from Tamil areas?

Why are people still kept locked up in concentration camps?

Why are aid groups still banned?

Why are my parents still talking in code with me on phone?

No. Sri Lanka's war against Tamils is not over.

kandan   May 20th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

What is the role of United Nations? They simply watching the genocide in Srilanka. What is the use of United Nations Human Rights Commission? I think United Nations leader Ban Ki Moon is functioning under the control of Srilanka. More than one lakh tamil people killed in Srilanka for the past three months. But the entire world see all these silently. Srilanka used cluster bombs, and banned weapons to destroy the entire tamil community. No one support the tamil people. But onething, Tamil people never be defeated by anyone in the world. Now it is a setback for the tamil tigers in tamil eelam. But we will rise like tsunami and we will achieve our freedom.

sundar   May 20th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Do you think now it is possible for the Tamils to live with Sinhalese as one nation. I dont think so. Sri Lanka will continue to bleed till the Sinhalese come to some very reasonable settlement with Tamils or till Tamils get their statehood. "Give me liberty or death". is the slogan of the Tamils there now.

Pubudu F   May 20th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Just like the ltte supporters everywhere.. just trying to convince themselves that prabha is not dead...and he never spend his life on saving tamils for your information... the first person the ltte killed was a tamil civilian, the mayor of jaffna... even at the last moment he was using the tamil civilians as a human shield to protect his own skin... he forced innocent children to take arms for him... he turned them in to suicide bombers... what do you have to say for that?? if you want the truth listen to the hundreds of thousands tamil civilians who were rescued by the SL army from prabha's clutches... and karuna amman himself went to the battlefield and confirmed that it is indeed prabha's body.. he has served prabha for 22 yrs as his bodyguard.. you think you know prabha better than him??

mahasona   May 20th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

The root of the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka lies not with the formation of the LTTE some 30 years ago but with the Sri Lankan government of around 50 years ago, who made Sinhalese the National language and made it compulsory for government servants to be proficient in it. This caused a certain amount of segregation among the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups, who were then living in harmony all over the country.
This allowed a fanatic leader by the name of Prabhakaran to introduce the idea of a separate state for Tamils within the country that they had lived without any segregation for thousands of years. As with all fanatic leaders, he recruited a group of trusty followers and managed (as with people like Pol – Pot) to brainwash the Tamil youth in the north that this was the only cause worth fighting for. When war broke out, it aggravated the Sinhalese who organized a few riots that they should not be proud of. As the LTTE grew, they were bent on gaining new recruits and funds for their cause, so they started taking young Tamil children by force and blackmailing Tamil people living in foreign countries for funds. They employed suicide tactics, and such was the nature of their suicide missions, that if the suicide bomber had second thoughts, the suicide belt could be detonated by another person. To me, they are nothing more than another organization which instilled the same amount of fear in the people they claimed to be trying to liberate, as in their enemies. These useless Tamils living abroad who scream that the war was worthwhile have no idea (as nor do I) what it would have felt like to live under the rule of the LTTE. Ask the parents who felt the only way to save their daughter from being forced to join the LTTE was to impregnate her since she was 13. Ask the Tamil mothers who watched, screaming, as their young children were dragged away and later brought back blind, limbless, or worse, dead. Ask the schoolchildren who had to hide in the jungle every night to escape the merciless crossfire. Is any cause worth killing, maiming, and traumatizing innocent children?
The Sinhalese have not had it easy either. They have lived in constant fear no matter where in the county they lived. They have watched their sisters and brothers get killed in the war. There are countless civilians blinded and bedridden due to suicide bomb attacks. Sri Lankans have had to watch in silence as the world endorsed a terrorist organization and condemned their own government for fighting it. In a world where the ‘War on Terror’ is a main event, is it only the Developed nations who are allowed to fight their enemies (often choosing the wrong ones as well)?
The Sri Lanka that I have known since the day I was born has been entrenched in war. Now it is finally over. The fanatic is dead, but our country will never be the same again. The poisonous shards of mistrust have entered our hearts. One can only hope that we can pick up the pieces and try to re-create what was once a great nation of ethnic harmony and prosperity. From today onwards, there are no such nationalities as ‘Sinhalese’ and ‘Tamil’, there can only be ‘SRI LANKAN’.

Chozhan   May 20th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

The Nationals (China,Srilanka,India and USA) War operation on Tamils temporarily end now by Media.But real peoples(Tamils ) or military(LTTE) never ends with out honest victory from lairs lobby.

deedee   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

to all you pro ltte supporters out there who don't actually live in sri lanka – the war is over! get over it and move on. help rebuild sri lanka without spending money on a non-existant terrorist organization who started this blood shed.
so many people died. it's horrible and we will never forget that. but lets stop talking about it like fools with no brains to think! use your useless one-sided brains to think off the homeless, the childless, the parent-less. the traumatised, the wounded. the old and the young. who all deserve a better life. pointing the finger at sinhala people wont change things! make change. help our people!
CNN – we all know how America feels about sri lanka winning a war. something that they (america) could never achieve. you people create wars and sit back and enjoy the show. well, sorry to disappoint you but this war is over. go sell your weapons to someone else. leave us to handle our own business. we don't need your money! stay the hell out of this!

Raja   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

Who ever thinks that the war is over you guys keep on dreaming. Maybe you never been to North of Sri Lanka or you don't know the reality. If the war is over then why not let the media and other agencies to North. Why you need to still deny the access. The war against Tamils by the Sri lankan terrorist government will never stops till the last Tamil is got killed in the country. The war is not over and the genocide still going on with the support of the World and UN (Jokers). Lakshman and THE VH you must be Muralitharan's relative.

Shiwa you cannot be Tamil. Don't try to fool by giving false name. Your comments shows who you are. Read the rest of the comments and see, then you will know who you are.

S. Raj   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

I you are calling we are same blood and same whatever...Sri Lankans.
then why millions of Tamils are living abroad?
Why those Tamil men are being arrested and kept in camps for years...
why do SL army rape innocent Tamil girls...
Why do Sinhaleese only celebrating the victory over this war?
Why we are forced to read our birth and death certificates in Sinhaleese which most of us don't even understand?
Why those innocent Tamil children were killed in Vanni...I still hear their cry from the edge of starvations and bombs...
Why are you still harassing those innocent Tamils living outside of north?

YOU ALL SINHALEESE ARE BEING LOOKED AFTER WELL BY THE BLOODY BUDDIST EXTREMISTS..
I know the stuggle i had gone through...We were taken away from homes, in the name of checking,,,made to stand in lines, in front of a person with mask, if that person with mask, nod his head "meaning yes or no" i've no clue... you'll be taken away for questioning, and will be found dead.....you've killed thousands of Tamils.

Mind you LTTE or Prabaharan were only made by Sinhala buddist extremists...if not LTTE there will be another ABCD fighting for the rights of minority and Human rights.

Rajapaksha can worry about developing his Sinhala territory...What did he do with Tsunami funding- only developed your roads and fed you all in the South...STOP THE ETHNIC CLEANSING, ENOUGH OF YOUR KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS OF TAMILS...

LEAVE US ALONE...YOU DRANK ENOUGH TAMIL BLOOD.

Eelaminthan   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

Sri Lanka state terrorism succeeded baring ICRC, UN, Media, NGO's, INGO's, doctors, nurses and humanitarian workers from war-zone with the full corporation with International community includimg UN. There is no way to verify Sri Lanka's claim.The slaughtering of people and hiding the war crimes against humanity is what the failed state Sri Lanka is doing now. CNN must go in to the war zone immediately and tell what Sri Lanka has been hiding to the world as Tamils around the world have been telling the truth what is going on there.

kanishka   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

The war is aver and the terrorist leader Prabakaran was killed.
Sri lankan army rescued innocent tamil people from prabakaran.

nehalem   May 20th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

hahaha i pity all the fools who support the LTTE saying that the war is not over!
You people complain about Tamil genocide in SL happening from the government , but, infact it is the LTTE terrorist organisation who does such cruel acts. The LTTE has brutally murdered a lot of tamil political leaders, muslims and sinhalese.
If the civilians were *detained* by our armed forces, why did they risk their lives to flee from the LTTE?? Why? Why?
Reason: They hated the LTTE! These shameless terrorists took away a lot of children from their parents in order to carry out their war.
If your thalaivar aka Prabhakaran is a hero, why did he try to flee from the SL army instead of committing suicide? haha he is a big fat coward

Why do you people who live in luxury in the foreign countries(diaspora) waste your time protesting for a dreamland of "Peelam" ?? HEAR THIS : YOU WANT GET IT
We singhalese have no problem with our fellow tamils who live with us in Sri Lanka. All your cowardly leaders are dead, and Prabha is shot to dead right in his brain. HE DESERVES IT! HE BRUTALLY MURDERED INNOCENT CIVILIANS WITH SUICIDE BOMBS AND ASSASINATED A LOT OF MINISTERS AND 2 WORLD LEADERS!

LTTE: LOSERS THIS IS THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our armed forces did well to liberate Sri Lanka from the clutches of The LTTE terrorists. They sacrificed their today for our future! They should deserve all the credit and they are the real heroes unlike the cowardly Terrorists.
Sri lanka would have become a developed country if (1) Britain colonisation in the 1800's was stopped (2) LTTE was stoped as soon as it began. Now, President Mahinda Rajapakshe can be compared to King Dutugemunu who was a great leader. He was the only leader in Sri Lanka to finish the war unlike Ranil.
Sri Lanka is the only country to finish off terrorism!! This is a new beginning for all, with no discrimination of any sorts to anyone, communities in Sri lanka now belong to two major groups, patriots and non patriots. Lets rebuild ou beloved nation Sri Lanka and turn it into the "grainary of the east" once more.

Credits: Mr Mahinda Rajapakshe, Mr Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Leaders of the armed forces, brave armed forces, peace loving nations and finally all the peace loving people worldwide.

sri   May 20th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

In srilanka,war does't end ,It is going to different step and hard for the government.Our learded will come back on the stage.We will wait for him. I belived strongely the government made very wast war in srilanka.Because government genocide tamil peoples.How i feel i like to joint with them.All tamils mind change by government.Next step of war made by government.

arush   May 20th, 2009 3:36 pm ET

useless un officer n blind selfish china /india

Manoraja Balasubramanium   May 20th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

The war is OVER..!!!

All Sri Lankan's united under one flag.

All you people who really can't bear the success of the Sri Lanka's victory; hear out the Sri Lanka presidents speech. What he said was:

"There are no minority communities in this country. There are only two communities, one that loves this country and another that does not"

It's clear that the Civil war in this country is all OVER. There is no ethnic war.

People, don't waste your time in these polls. There are a lot of people who need aid in the North. If you don't have anything better to do, go help them without trying to give wrong reputations to Sri Lanka.

The War is Over.

THE WAR IS OVER....!

mahasona   May 20th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

And a small note on these false allegations of genocide:
Genocide refers to the elimination of one ethnic group by another. Hitler in World War II is a good example. These fools who speak of concentration camps and genocide in Sri Lanka are merely con artists with too much time on their hands. Thank you very much for the amusement you're providing. Anyone who actually LIVES in Sri Lanka would know that there are no concentration camps, and no genocide. Maybe your LTTE itself is engaging in the slaughter of your own kind?

eranga   May 20th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

As sri lankans(sinhalese,tamils,muslims,n all other ethnic groups) won the war..nothing can b proved by these pols..the people who says the war is not over are terrorist supports who live abroad..they never thought this could be finished...n some r saying the government is killing civilians..those r the LTTE supporters living abroad n fund the killing of there own..they dont knw anything abt this country..its not a surprise this will have a higher percentage of "no"s..its done the ruthless pig is history..specially this is the victory of tamils... sorry for the people who cant face reality...

PUNISHER   May 20th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

hey guys.u say the war is over but tink of the people hu died out ther.im nt a supporter of any1,but the rights for tamils has been denied for so long.not just to tamils but to the other minority,muslims too.for example in a university ther is only a certain percentage for the tamils and muslims wch even means that even if ur ultra smart, u dnt get a place in the universities.but if ur a sinhalese u get a place easily.so many tings like this has been hapening.u say that ltte bombed colombo and killed inoncent civilians wch is nt even more than 10 or 20 at a time,tink abt the government forces go and airstrike jus because they feel like it.howmany do they kill?wht do u call tht?u tink its fair?its jus bein fair and sqaure.the tamils tuk weapons cz they ddn hav anotr way to ask for their rights cz all the otrs means wer no use.so if ur to end this war,giv equal rights to evry1 in the country,nt jus tamils but to muslims,christians hindus evry1.do tht and u can say the people wil start livin in peace and they wil hav no problem wit it,cz in a democratic country "as sri lanka is supposed to b 1" if equal rights are given and equal opportunities are given,then the country can develop alot and people can live in peace.and for the international community,this is for u.please do not listen just to wht the government says,look at the point frm the tamils point too.please try to make sure such brutal killings by the government comes to an end and make sure power sharing is done wit evry1 getin equal rights and i assure u tt sri lanka wil b a peaceful heaven!!!
evry1 please help sri lanka be a great country by bein a human and nt a racist!! tanks guys

Dryize   May 20th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

This is damn LTTE publication.. If tamil people need a country for their own, they should look for 1 elsewhere.. not in Sri Lanka. Coz there's only space for Sri Lankans in Sri lankan.

It was a war.Nobody knows exactly how it started. Bt it was a war between terrorists and government..And fortunately government won it. Now itz time for a political solution. But if we tink like sri lankans we actually don't want such.

This is Our country..Country of sinhalese. We don't let anyone to break it apart. But we will share it with every Sri Lankan no matter tamil, Sinhala, Islam or whatever..

Ragavan   May 20th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

" Inner City Press asked about reports that doctors previously in the “No Fire” zone had been detained by the government for having reported casualty figures. Holmes answered that “I am aware of stories” the doctors were “somehow segregated, I can't confirm them, I believe they may be in the camps.”.
But Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed that they have arrested the doctors, charging them with providing false information. Now what will the UN do?
http://www.innercitypress.com/un3may5srilanka051809.html

These doctors are the witness to the genocide of Tamils by the Sri Lankan government. Again while the International Community is focusing on "Tiger leader dead" stories, SL army is still wiping out Tamils. Those countries which gave excuse of asking Tamil Tigers to laydown their weapons are doing nothing now.

Tamils will get Eelam, the path of achieving it may vary but not the focus.

J Nicholas   May 20th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

War is not over. Subjugation of Tamils by the Sinhala Govt by recent methods may be over but will continue in all the other forms, practiced by the Sinhalese from so-called independence from the British, until the last REAL Tamil is killed.

Until and unless the root causes that gave rise to Tamil struggle and later the militancy are removed, the war will continue and more over the Sihalese will never enjoy peace in Sri Lanka.

roshan   May 20th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

yo-–singala people, be happy just for few days or weeks. you guys are people eating anmals. who s Prabakaran one of the great and excelent leader in the world. jast wait prabaran(our thalaivar) fuck you proparly every singala people who like war/eating people.
you one think --– on only you: no one in this world cant win tamils.tamils are born with war.
some times you guys are helping our freedoms you want know how? time will tel you.--- wait and see M-–F-ERS.

venkatesh   May 20th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

சிங்கள அரசின் இனபடுகொலை காரணமாக ,ஈழதமிழர்கள் இலட்ச கணக்கான மக்கள் இறந்து விட்டார்கள்,.இதனால் இலங்கையில்;ஈழதமிழரின் மக்கள் தொகை குறைந்து விட்டது.
ஈழதமிழர்கள் ,தங்கள் மக்கள் தொகையை உய்ர்த்த வேண்டும்.அணைவரும் குறைந்தது நான்கு குழந்தைகளாவது பெற்று கொள்ள வேண்டும்.வெளி நாட்டில் உள்ள தமிழர்கள் ,ஈழத்தில் உள்ள தமிழர்களின் கல்விக்கு உதவ வேண்டும்.
மேலும் ,ஈழதமிழர்கள் தங்கள் இடமான வடக்கு ,கிழக்கு பகுதியில் மட்டும் வாழாமல் சிங்களவர்கள் வாழும் பகுதியில் போய் குடியேற வேண்டும்.
இவ்வாறாக செய்து இலங்கையில்; உள்ள அணைத்து மாநிலங்களிலும் ஈழதமிழரின் எண்ணிக்கையை பெருக்க வேண்டும்.இதனால் தேர்தலில்; ஈழதமிழரின் வாக்குகள் சிங்களவருக்கு அவசியம் என்றாகிவிடும்.
இதனால் தமிழர்களின் கோரிக்கைகளை சனநாயக முறைபடி நிறைவேற்றி கொள்ளலாம்.
ஆனால் இதற்கு பொறுமை அவசியம்.குறைந்தது இரண்டு அல்லது மூன்று தலை முறையாவது ஆகும்.ஆனால்,இவ்வாறு ஈழதமிழர்கள் தங்கள் ம்க்கள் தொகையை பெருக்கினால்,இரத்தம் சிந்தாமல் நாம் நமது இலட்சியத்தை அடையலாம்.
இந்தியாவில் ,சிறுபாண்மை மக்கள் அணைத்து மாநிலங்களிலும் பரவி இருப்பதால்,இந்திய அரசியல்வாதிகள் ,அவர்களின் ஓட்டுக்காக அவர்களுக்கு பல சலுகைகளை வழங்குகிறார்கள்.
இலங்கையில் உள்ளது போல்,சிறுபாண்மைமக்கள் ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட நிலபரப்பில் மட்டும் இருந்திருந்தால்,சிறுபாண்மை மக்கள் ,இலங்கையை போல் ஒடுக்க பட்டிருப்பார்கள்,’
ஆகவே ஈழதமிழர்கள் இத்தனை ஆண்டுகளாக போரினால் ஏற்பட்ட உயிர் இழப்புகளை சரிகட்ட அவர்களின் மக்க்ள் தொகை உயர வேண்டியது அவசியம்.
மேலும் அவர்கள் சிங்களவர்கள் வாழும் பகுதிகளிலும் பரவுவதன் மூலம் நிச்சயம் ஒரு நாள் சம உரிமை பெறுவார்கள்

Sharun Sivapalan   May 20th, 2009 3:44 pm ET

Please send monitors and journalist immediately because the Sri-Lankan government wiping out all evidences of civilians deaths by burning all dead bodies and throw them into the sea. All the injured women and children are dying without any access of medicines and food. Please do it now before late.
Free doctors were arrested by Sri-Lankan Government who witness Tamil killings.
Please ask them to release them.

Shehan   May 20th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

I am from Sri lAnka and saw alot people saying that the government is wrong. Well they should understand that LTTE is a terrorist group......You have to live here to understand this.

Ashok   May 20th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

Antony,
Where are you from? what do you know about srilankan tamils who belongs to srilanka, not like you? first read about srilankan history, then come here

Dinindu Chandrasiri   May 20th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

I know rich countries don't like this victory becauseeven they cant did this anyway prabahkaran is dead. prabha's fomer right hand KAruna amman also confirmed his body

mathu   May 20th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Srilanka goverment still is killing tamilpeople in vavuniya camp.my family is there .army don't give freedom to tamlipeople.our tamilfamilies are crying every day.I think srilanka goverment never gave freedom to tamilpeople.why did kill Lasantha?[Lasantha was paper reportor and Sinkalies] who did kill? srilanka is'nt democracy country.

Nishika   May 20th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

The war in SL is over. It was a war against a ruthleess, merciless, terrorist organisation classed as the most dangerous in the world. Only His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa and his govt. were able to get rid of them. Rest of the world should learn from the govt. of SL on how to fight terrorism and get rid of these dogs for good. Terrorists dont care about anyone, not even their own kind. SO tamils start using your worthless heads even now and get on with it. If you call yourself a SRI LANKAN TAMIL then you have to unite with everyone else in SL. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to keep struggling for a eelaam and get nothing cos no one is EVER GOING to give you a part of something that never belonged to you in the first place.
Otherwise one day all you tamils who support terrorism will end up in Guantanama Bay. Hurray!!

cheena   May 20th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Manmohan rubbishes talk of sending Army to Lanka

The Indian Prime Minister rubbished the talk of sending the Army to Sri Lanka and favored a political solution to the problem of Tamils within a united and federal setup, brushing aside the views of parties in Tamil Nadu, including ally DMK, pitching for a separate Eelam.

“What is possible and what is not possible, I think, it is a matter of speculation. But quite frankly we are dealing with a sovereign state Sri Lanka, a sovereign country. It is not so easy to march armies to a sovereign state,” he said.

venkatesh   May 20th, 2009 3:47 pm ET

i respect LTTE leader prabakaran.

Moharan   May 20th, 2009 3:48 pm ET

Look at thie comment by a Sinhalese below by

"Doreappa May 19th, 2009 1655 GMT

He is saying that:

Government gave solution by letting Karuna in the parliament??? How is this a solution to Tamils?? They used Karuna to find where the LTTE is and once they are done with it, they will also kill him too. And i do not understand how could this be a solution? what a dumb answer.

"Sri Lankan government rescued all innocent Tamil civilians"?? THEY KILLED OVER 25000 PEOPLE!!! and how did they rescue all the people? Maybe the dead bodies.

Aren't the sri lankan government ashamed to celebrate this "victory"??? They are only celebrating because they are saying Pirabakaran is "dead". But how about the 25000+ people who were killed by the government???How could you celebrate? And plus the government announced a public holiday. The death of 25000+ people is a public holiday for the Sinhalese people.

"i think Saintan is a terrorist and still he is worried about his leader ."
This is what is exactly happening in Sri Lanka. When a Tamil started to ask questions, then the next minute they will be in the list of "terrorists" . Tamils should not talk, and listen whatever the government say?? Everyone Must have the equal rights and that's the only solution to the country!!!!

mmk SRILANKA   May 20th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

so many LTTE supporter's commented against sri lankan government......but i like to say this to all FUCKING LTTE supporters,your fucking leader was killed by "GREAT SRI LANKAN ARMY".
prabakaran fucked tamil people........but u don't know. Are you still support terrorist?
If that we have to fuck you also....................

TO:- CNN- mind your own business & fuck off

Narathar   May 20th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

War never will end Until Tamils get freedom. Tamils Know about Sri lankan government genocide. Now is the Time for world reconize about the tamils ethnic problem and Sri lankan State terrorism.
Please Every one Who is in power or not please ask you self about what happend to tamils for half century?
recently, While LTTE and Tamils Welcomed Free journalist, social Aid And United Nation in side war soon Sri Lankan govt Rejected. IF GOVERNMENT DO RIGHT WHY THEY NEED TO EVAGUATE ENTIRE SOCIAL AID ORGANIZATION AND NOT ALOW FREE JOURNALIST?So please find in your self Who was right and who were wrong? 100% SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT IS WRONG ANT MOST TERROR IN THE WORLD. JUSTICE NEEDED FROM WORLD FOR TAMILS GENOCIDE AND ATLEAST TO SAVE THE TAMILS IN THE FUTURE

A true Sri Lankan   May 20th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Everyone,

Please hear the speech given by his excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe; the Sri Lanka's president.

Do you still think that there is a war in Sri Lanka?

Please stop this thread and this poll. What we need now is not these polls to divide people to two groups. What we need is Unity.

"There are no minority communities in this country. There are only two communities, one that loves this country and another that does not,"

Together, let's rebuild as ONE. There is no WAR... and there will never be a WAR..!

Anuradha   May 20th, 2009 3:52 pm ET

"In over country we dnt have a minority now.. we have only two parties those are patriots and non patriots" So patriots have won the battle....so all honest Tamils are with us. Hats off to SL Army the bravest army in the world...SL rox.....

tamilan   May 20th, 2009 3:52 pm ET

Noting that the slow genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka accelerated to more than 10,000 killed in the last few months, far exceeding the horrors of Srebrenica, Professor Boyle in conversation with Los Angeles KPFK radio host, Michael Slate, Tuesday, accused Sri Lanka Government of bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies. Boyle added that the United States Government with spy satellites would be knowing exactly what Sri Lanka's actions are in the Safe Zone, and stand implicated along with UK, France, and India in allowing the genocide to happen.
Today ICRC still does not have access when the area should be flooded with food and medicine to urgently attend to the 300,000 Internally Displaced Tamils held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) supervised camps," Boyle said, adding, survivors from the Safety Zone, from starvation, resembled escapees from Nazi death camps.
The situation was similar to what happened in Gaza, Boyle said, but in Gaza people had access to food via under ground tunnels, whereas the Tamils holed up in the Safety Zone were completely cutoff from the outside and were entirely dependent on food transported by the ICRC ships.

Tracing the history of the conflict, Boyle and Slate agreed that Sri Lanka was an apartheid state from the very beginning of independence, and pointed to the violent elements of the Buddhist clergy, and the India's dravidian-oriented racism as elements that exacerbated the deterioration of the conflict towards genocide.

Peace processes failed, Boyle argued, because Sri Lankan Governments, instead engaging in good faith negotiation, "wanted control, domination, and elimination of the Tamil population."

"We may be at the beginning of a humanitarian catastrophe for the Tamil people in Sri Lanka which would fit the ultimate objective of the Government motivated by chauvinist, violent racism," Boyle said, adding "my experience in working in genocidal situations says once the government and the people are possessed of this genocidal mentality it's very difficult to stop."

Slate added, "Tamil people are a severely oppressed nation. Anyone of conscience must stand up and support their resistance."

Malan   May 20th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

Sri Lankan government is proved that the war is the only solution for the Tamil terrorism. Cannibal like pirabaharan definitely should killed(its all ready done) the only thing that the International Tamil Diaspora must understand is by threatening they wont be able to get a piece of a shit from the present Sinhalese government. Here after if even by dream some one try to divide our country ultimate result will be horrible!!! our brave army will take care about them. ( Remember the painful face of Pirabaharan)

siva   May 20th, 2009 3:54 pm ET

the singalse people and the president celebrating? did anybody think about how many civilians were slaughted by the srilankan government?. did anybody think about how mant childrens wondering around looking for parents? did any body think about how many young women were RAPED then killked by the bloody srilankan government?. THE PRESIDENT never showed sympathy to all those people who he killed .insted he is eating cake and celebrating. this shows that he is happy that all those tamil people were killed. this shows that he is happy all those childrens were killed.

this bloody president shuold be charged with the GENOCIDE OF 30000 PEOPLE. no body knows hom nay people died., i know.

Sashika Saranga Athukorala (MccA)   May 20th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

This is our country. Europians should not be support terrorism. No one can brake our country to two pieces. We love our motherland. More than our lives.

Geethan   May 20th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

War will continue until tamils get their homeland. Tamil Elam

Fedca   May 20th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

Dudley, you well said the nature....

further: OTHER SIDE OFUNITED NATIONS
The fact and real face of UN- Mr.Moon and Nambiar's contribution towards GENOCIDE OF TAMILS BY GOSL. click the link and find out the fact.
http://www.yarl.com/forum3/index.php?showtopic=58880

THINK, WHY GOSL IS NOT ALLOWING INT'L MEDIA TO THE WAR ZONE EVEN AFTER DECLARATION OF VICTORY

Yalini   May 20th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

war never end.SRILANKAN goverment makes fool all the world.

Rajesh   May 20th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

War is not Over!. I personally believe, this is not an end of War!. It is beginning of War!.

It is True Fact : This is not a War!. Clear Genocide against one Race!

Lankans destroying Tamil people systematically in the name of Terrorism.

World knows that SL Govt is conducting State Level Terrorism against its own people in Lanka!.

The World community, US, UN should come forward and punish the SL Govt for their Worst War Crimes ever had in the world history!!

World community should understand Tamil people suffering more than 5 decades in the blood lsland of Sri lanka, give justice and peace to the rest of the Tamil on based to seperate the Tamil nation 'Eelam'.

Delayed Justice is always a Denied Justice!!!.

anton jude   May 20th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

who said war is over in srilanka? Its nice joke from srilankan Govenment and nice to here.
But the True is,
The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until Tamils get freedom from Srilanka
This war is not only against the Tamil Tigers but also against All Tamils living in the l WORLD.
only one different, The Battle field is changed.We will win

sivashanmuganathan   May 20th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

war is not finish,following days its may be going rought way,tamils going to suffer more,

Ramana   May 20th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Real war yet to be started.

siva   May 20th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

the war is'nt goinng to finish.because srilankan goverment still is killing people

Jamini   May 20th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

The War is far from Over!
The Govt aided by the International Community may want to play out this chapter and in the process kill more Tamils and systematically punish those that CHOSE to live under the LTTE administration – but what you can't change is the fact that the divide between Tamils and Sinhalese has never been so great – Tamils will not forget this and the next generations now understand how the armed struggle began.... the cycle continues and the world cannot deny that they have committed a gross misjustice to the Tamils!

Gai   May 20th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

How can the war be over when the SL government thinks all Tamils are LTTE. There are detaining all the innocent people including the children in camps under unacceptable condition. These children are going to be physicolically affed are one day want to start war against the people who has put them through it. This is how Prabaharan became LTTE. I will be surpised if there is that much of a gap for the next war. Singalese people are celebarating for their victory, but they have forgotten this victory has claimed thousands of innocent victims. How is it fair that they annouced this as a public holiday when Tamils are still part of the country. How do they expect us to have this as oublic holiday to celebarate when we have lost our family / friends/neighbours most importantly innocent children to the same war. Singalese thugs knocking on tamils people's houses to donate them money so they could celebarate. How is it fair?????????. What did the SL goverment say in his speech yesterday to Tamil people to releave their pain & anger. If this is how they are going to treat us there will be many more Prabaharans born.

viraj   May 20th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Now those tamils who still want a separate country should go elsewhere , mm.. may be there are still some places to find in earth that didn't discover yet, if u are lucky u can find it , if not , u knw there are some country's supporting you , ask them to give a place , but remember ur dream so cold ealm (hik hik hik ) will never ever created within Great Nation Sri Lanka .

Tamil Moli   May 20th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Are you kidding me???? When an Army Gernaral Foseka said in an inveterview This is a country of Singales and will rule by a Singales. People here calling LTTE is a terrorist who paid by Sl government to write commet like this. If they so much care about Tamils why ICRC stoping it service from today????? Why more than 350 000 tamil have to sit in the camp with out their bacis needs????? Why UN is not allowed to go each and every amp why their is wire fence??? Ya right remaning LTTE come and take them away.... Today SL Armay in Jaffna gone to every to shool and orded to elebrate their so called vitory. My people in Jaffna can't cey out lould. We Tamil who are out side of that horrific country have to be their eye and ears. China and India aiding government to each and every way but so called UN not allowed to visit Tamil. Is human right only applied to a perticular rae or something. We took arms because no one cared then but thank to Bush you put an libraration oranization into terroesit group. Oh I forgot once you called Hon Mandella as a terrorist so why I'm wasting my time with you I don't know. We have to get our right back with anymeans we have to do it.

karuna   May 20th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

Tamils being racially discriminated since British gave independent to Sri Lanka, so we are Tamils never get satisfied until we get all the rights and self determination from Singlese government, SO WAR WON'T BE OVER!!!

thamilan   May 20th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

srilankan government Can only kill the leader as graphically and might think that the tamil tigers destroyed. But they never know tamil tigers spread all over world with the tamil tiger flag. War never end until the government free the tamils and srilankan army and Sinhala (some group) peoples stop abusing tamils.

hasaranga   May 20th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

YES the war is over in Sri Lanka
The Tamil and Sinhala People are united and will live in harmony forever
only the people who live on war will have war in their minds
non of the SriLankan tamil people will ever want a war
why fight when you can live together in peace??

What did any of the tamil people who live in other countries do for the tamil people living in SriLanka?? nothing did they ven come to SriLanka to really see what was happening to their people & what the LTTE was really doing to the innocent tamil people!!
Do they even know how da people were getting food and medication?
even the LTTE was eating the food provided by the SriLankan government...

may all the Sri Lankan people in Sri Lanka live in peace and all the crazy bastereds stay away from this great country 4ever

udana   May 20th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

war......one is milletry war it's over..but still war is ging on..media war..international tamil people war..and refugee tamil people war.. still war going on.. this is we can't finished just secnd coz 26 year's runing war after finished milltery war sri lankan goverment have to look safty and better future who are the victem of the war..and give good life condition to them..that's really imprtant it's kind of war..other wise we can't stop onther prabakeran born and international community think sri lanka army and goverment killing tamil people cos at the time war going on sri lanka internation communty not give good support to sri lanka deefeed to terrist..leder.. any way but kind of war going on...but no more ltte..sri lanka one nation one country one flag..no one can mess with sri lanka..

raja   May 20th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

lips service does not give any advantage to the Tamil people so far. so please show your positive thing in action, rather than by lips and word.
take the role model like singapore government do the good stuff ,change the entire legislation, which mention about race,sex, etc then only tamil minority believe the Srilankan Government.

so far srilankan government have not shown anything positively.

Victor   May 20th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

CNN: you've done polling whether all nations should intervene or not, in the mean time, we've lost thousands of lives, now the poll is about is the war over?
This latest war had transformed me as a fighter, fighter for freedom and Rights of Tamils..The same cause LTTE stood for, but since 2002 the fighting was branded as terrorism..that's unfortunate.
I've now realized how selfish i've been all these years, without doing anything to my people... I am determined to fight and in every way for the liberation of Tamils from the bloody hands of Sinhala Regime. I have made this promise to myself, after seeing thousands being killed by banned weapons, (i carry this pain in my heart everyday now) with the master mind of India, China....list is long....sadly. Thanks to Rajapaksha you've made millions of Prabaharan, and if you are still fighting against terrorism, We are all Terrorists.....(BUT YOU ARE A TERRORIST AS WELL -YOU KILLED MY OWN PEOPLE IN VANNI) I've seen them living a peaceful life in Vanni, they've paid a very high price...i am still moarning for those men, women and children....THIS IS THE BEGINING...

Oh by the way, you are calling all Sri Lankans to return home, so you can rebuild your country together. Would you gurantee that you will not arrest anymore Tamils..just for being born as a Tamil?
RAJAPAKSHA IS A THREAT TO ALL TAMILS WHO'VE RAISED THEIR VOICES OUT SIDE OF SRI LANKA......

Mythre Bala   May 20th, 2009 4:17 pm ET

Technically, The war in srilanka is end that is how SL government declared, but most Tamil people are fear that it just started. If anyone know the SL current situation in Colombo and how Sinhalese people treating Tamil people will definitely come to a conclusion that Tamils can not live together with this arrogant people. They are doing a false propaganda to divert the world. NO ONE – (including UN) really cares about what happened to the people in VANNI?? what really happened to the trapped civilians??? and what is going to happen to the civilians in the refugee camp?? the solution is not known yet!!!

menaha   May 20th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

UN should involve in this matter of killed innocent Tamils by Sri Lankan
government and those who violated the human rights should be punished......

Punchi Banda   May 20th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

War may be over for now in conventional form; but it won't be over until my fellow Sinhalese and my government treat all the people as equals. I don't understand why an elected government kills thousands of its own citizen and starves them to death and suffering. I am ashamed of my country and its politicians. You don't want to kill the Tamils to get votes from Sinhalese in the south. You can propose and develop the country economically to win the votes of people of the country. Why can't we let the Tamils to develop North and East and we develop the rest of the country. I always thought that rest of the country is more futile and resourceful than North and East.

Victor   May 20th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

THIS IS FOR BHANU....

When you go to vavunia camp, can you find out, how many tamil girls were taken away from their parents..so that bloody sinhala army can rape them in separate camps...

Can you find out how many young children were taken away from their parents, so the parents can be isolated and killed...

just shut up,....there is a ban on media in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans don't even know the truth...
funny, my aunt in Sri Lanka asked me, why are the celebrating, crackers..and SL flags (all of of a sudden, you started waving bloody flags now?) Truth is not being told to Citizens of Sri lanka...
We are not against Sinhaleese, it's all about BLOODY BUDDIST EXTREMISTS....DID YOU HEAR IT.
DON'T DUG YOUR HEAD INTO THE GROUND AND TALK.
We've seen the TRUTH. AND IT HURTS....

thamilan   May 20th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

dnt knw y sinhala peoples tells they got freedom.Ever face pain of loosing their parts of the body? Ever heard any blaze of shell attack? Ever met food shortage ?ever misplaced? at lest Ever lost their blood ? they never know cause they got every thing whatever they need. Until they feel this pain war never end.

octahelix   May 20th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

The war is now over.

we don't care of what these LTTE supporters says.

because now they can only shout, Loosers!

dalu   May 20th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

wait and watch u people......he vl b back and rock.........

srilankan_lion   May 20th, 2009 4:25 pm ET

Mr RUBA SELVA what do you think man,"UN, US,EU AND ALL" are fools?they are smarter than you mate. all the LTTE lovers have no gain but pain. so calle LTTE leader is a bloddy shemale.why did he try to flee from the SL army instead of committing suicide? haha he is a big fat coward. he was only thinking about himself and his family.tell one good thing that he did to tamils? srilaknan army shot prbhakaran right on his head.bullet went from one side and came from the other side.go to youtube and watch his dead body.iam sure that flys flying around him must be pissing on his face.he is defintly goin to hell.i wish that he will maximum punishement in hell....
i knw truth hurts but no use nw u LTTE shemalez.......
PROUD TO BE A SRILAKAN!!!!!!!!!

kanna   May 20th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

why u taking poll , because there was 5 LTTE freedam fighters
died in the fighting with the army in Batticaloa.
news on http://www.lankasrinews.com

masi   May 20th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

The war is not over. The war between racist narrow minded Sinhalese Buddhist and Tamils started long ago even honourable Prabha was born and it is not going to end till Tamils are getting their rights to rule them self. There were two countries in the Island when foreigners took over and all Sri Lanka was ruled by Tamils. We Tamil are fighting for our lost country. Sinhalese Buddhist wants this Island only for them and they will target others soon. World and other organizations, the time has come for you to recognize our freedom struggle and accept two country rules for permanent peace. There is no way Tamils can live with these racist and each and every day every Tamils in this Island nation are living under threat and scare and Tamil families are separated by these racist. No human can live under this condition. Please help us to get our freedom. PLEASE......... RECOGNIZE OUR FREEDOM STRUGGLE AND AVOID FURTHER LOSS OF LIVE.

Asa Chan   May 20th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Yeah i think this war is over . cos the terror leaders and his org in SL is completely Distroyed . now it's the time for clean up the International Terrors.

I am here put some answers about some one's Wrong accusations.

1. ("No International Media has been allowed into the IDP camps or the conflict zone." )

This statement is False. the SL gov allow International Media to enter the zones and report to there medias. but they are destroy those chances by reporting false information.

Ex: Channel 4 reporters.
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2.( "Sri Lankan Government rejected calls from the ICRC to get full unhindered access into the conflict zone and the IDP camps.")
ICRC already was there. who else transport foods to LTTE controlled Areas? This is a false accusation .
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3. Local 24 Hour tip line has been set up in Sri Lanka to report anyone who criticizes the Sri Lankan Military or the Government.

Yeah that was necessary . because a lot of LTTE supporters where there reporting false information about the War and SLA also SL gov. so they need to put a team to report those misleads . (That's what the USA CIA Doing right? . think about it)
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4. Even Sri Lankan media has yet to enter the conflict zone.

This is the biggest lie. anyone can search for the youtube videos reported by Sri Lankan Local Medias . anyone can ask them to prove this . they will supply whole the Reports they gather since 2007 the time war was started.
ITN – Independent Television Network (http://itn.lk/)
Rupavahini – http://www.rupavahini.lk/
Derana TV – http://www.derana.lk/

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5. Medias who criticized the government were kicked out of the country.
Ex. Channel 4 News Team

"criticized the government " exactly . look LTTE is a known Terror group and they have a Fake media group all over the world . some countries support for this terror . Look UK named LTTE as a Terror group but they are supported to LTTE under the desk. All the ppl except LTTE supporters know this. SO Channel 4 reporting the false news reports to the media and Gov needs to kick them out. it's the real truth. Think if USA face this problem how they react???????. if some one needs to know what's going on with the refugy camps in Sri Lanka Come and see it for your self.
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6. Families separated and placed in different camps.

also the above factors apply. please come to SL and see it for your self that if it true or false. but do not even try to report false information or you will be kicked. cos srilankan is a United country and do not owe any thing to any one

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7. Detained three doctors who treated thousands of wounded in the conflict zone. There whereabouts are unknown.

Ask the Army Intelligent services about this lie. they are detained for questioning about the false information they supplied. so gov has to arrest them and question them.
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8. ("The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to suspend the distribution of emergency supplies to as many as 300,000 people displaced")

hahaha Please understand this is a lie . there is not more than 200,000 ppl in the confilit zone . so how can 300,000 ppl displaced. Also there is a Population registry in the Sri Lankan GOV you can check if you want. there is only 170,000 registered population in the Nothern Zone of the country. so this is a big lie. please understand it if you can.

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9. Rape, torture, mutilation, and murder inside these camps continue.

SO sad to hear it. Army has families in there homes to satisfy their Sexual needs. This was what happened In LTTE Controlled camps . cos they can't marry some one . it's a Rule if the LTTE. so how can they Have sex relationship with some one? think about it
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10. Sri Lankan Government has lost more than 30,000 troops and claiming victory. The fallen soldiers hasn’t been acknowledged as the whole Pro-Sinhalese groups are busy celebrating a bittersweet victory.

If some one or some group wins they need to celebrate . we wont forget those Solders who gave their life to destroy Terror from the World. so every one in the world must thank for SLA solders to fight against terror .UK, USA , France and so much other countries speak with responsibility to destroy the Terror and remove the Terror from the world. so they must know that Sri Lanka teach them a lesson by wiping out the Terror from SL .
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If you understand the truth it's good for you . cos you can defeat terror from the world by seen Sri Lanka. but if you don't understand the truth there is nothing happen to Sri Lanka. they got their Peaceful country

abira   May 20th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

this war is not end, you know how many peoples were killed in the safe zone area. No one take care of that, they only listen what Rajapaksa says. Now all tamil people's are in the Camps. No one know what happen inside the camp. No justice there. First take out the SL armies from the tamil area. What they have work in the tamil areas. We need our independent country. Give the freedom to us.

sam   May 20th, 2009 4:29 pm ET

we dont belive in any medias. they are bias. this is not a civilised world. its all corrupted. what is the out come of the previous poll? all bull shitt. pls dont waste your time here.
there is no justice in this world. who has the power will govern the world. but if there is a god,,,,,, ther is an answer for this massiccare.
only beleve dont trust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruban   May 20th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Until a political solution given to Tamils. This war nerver end..

siva   May 20th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

no.our leader still alive

revathi   May 20th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

If one leader dead(if he really dead),another 1000 Leaders will come in future to get the rights untill a Good solution for Tamilians.

Tanja   May 20th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

Noting that the slow genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka accelerated to more than 10,000 killed in the last few months, far exceeding the horrors of Srebrenica, Professor Boyle in conversation with Los Angeles KPFK radio host, Michael Slate, Tuesday, accused Sri Lanka Government of bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies. Boyle added that the United States Government with spy satellites would be knowing exactly what Sri Lanka's actions are in the Safe Zone, and stand implicated along with UK, France, and India in allowing the genocide to happen.

KPFK discussion with Prof. Boyle (start @4:00)
"Today ICRC still does not have access when the area should be flooded with food and medicine to urgently attend to the 300,000 Internally Displaced Tamils held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) supervised camps," Boyle said, adding, survivors from the Safety Zone, from starvation, resembled escapees from Nazi death camps.

Prof Francis Boyle, University of Illinois College of LawThe situation was similar to what happened in Gaza, Boyle said, but in Gaza people had access to food via under ground tunnels, whereas the Tamils holed up in the Safety Zone were completely cutoff from the outside and were entirely dependent on food transported by the ICRC ships.

Tracing the history of the conflict, Boyle and Slate agreed that Sri Lanka was an apartheid state from the very beginning of independence, and pointed to the violent elements of the Buddhist clergy, and the India's dravidian-oriented racism as elements that exacerbated the deterioration of the conflict towards genocide.

Peace processes failed, Boyle argued, because Sri Lankan Governments, instead engaging in good faith negotiation, "wanted control, domination, and elimination of the Tamil population."

"We may be at the beginning of a humanitarian catastrophe for the Tamil people in Sri Lanka which would fit the ultimate objective of the Government motivated by chauvinist, violent racism," Boyle said, adding "my experience in working in genocidal situations says once the government and the people are possessed of this genocidal mentality it's very difficult to stop."

Slate added, "Tamil people are a severely oppressed nation. Anyone of conscience must stand up and support their resistance."

After or before the LTTE Sri Lankan every Goverment same route

An very iritated visitor   May 20th, 2009 4:32 pm ET

I dont know who da hell sent me dis link to this useless thing...

This is a totally useless thing that you all are doing here. This website which belogs to CNN is just a commercial establishment to sell some information ( mostly garbage) and then earn some oney from the commercals.. And they always use a debatable topic so that people will coe and debate here. They get money while you brothers from the same country divide in to two groups and exchange hatred and spoil your minds with futre terrorism. For them everything is money. They dont give a damn about tamils live in peace or not. They dont give a damn about you or me. All they care is about the money they get.. If they are paid, thats what matters to thm.. And they spread ths rasism so that they will have an eternal source of news...

Now I know that the moderators of cnn will not put this comment. this is for u moderators,

You are contributing to the future deaths of innocent kids to be born. You are contributing to the deaths of whole families in future bomb blasts. You are contributing to the future pains of many peoples lives.
You are contributing to the loss of thousands of lives

JUST

for your salary... WHY??? WHY you do that?? are you so cheap?? speak to ur heart... ask it if it worth making people eternal enemies so that they kill each other so that you can earn your pay and live with YOUR family? does it worth??? question ur self....

I lost my family thanx to bomb by LTTE... they never even killed or an animal.. Do they have to die leaving only me here as 14 year old kid at that time?

How are u gonna answer god when the day comes to you??

dont sell your soul for money.. coz you got only one life to live....

Kalpana   May 20th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

War won't to be over until tamils get what they want!!!!!!!!

vonothini   May 20th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

war wasnt finish yet. prabaharan part 2 will continue wit the difernt way..............

Sri-Lankan   May 20th, 2009 4:34 pm ET

I am ashamed to be part of the Sinhalese Community, I don't know how this Community became such blood thirsty human. Doreappa, how do u know that Saintan is a terrorist do u even know him? Just because he said the war is not done u assume he is a Terrorist. Also, how on earth did the Sri-Lankan government rescue innocent Tamil civilian? They kept them in so-called "Safety Zone" and bombed them by using illegal weapons. Is your heart made of rock? Are you not educated and have a mind of your self? Lakshman, u say civilians can settle down, which civilians, the Tamils or the Sinhalese? Also, u say that Sri-Lankans can live in peace? I have lived in Sri-Lanka for many years not once I was troubled by the LTTE nor the innocent Tamil civilians. But in front of my eye I saw the Sri-Lankan armies take a little girl in their vehicle and ride off. She was screaming to let her go but they didn’t, this girl was Tamil she was screaming in Tamil that’s how I know she is Tamil. This is not the only think I say with my two eyes, once I say the SLA shot a man who was walking with his wife, once the man died the SLA took the wife and raped her. I saw all this in front of my eyes. But I have never seen a Tamil person or even LTTE do such think. I will always be on the side where there is truth. I’m feeling guilty of what happening to the Tamil community I will always support you guys no matter what because I know the truth and I know what is really going on. The SLG President Mahindra Rajabaksha can never be equal to the LTTE Leader Mr. Prabakaran; Mr. Prabakaran is a person with a heart not the Rajabaksha. If Mr. Prabakaran had wanted he could have did everything the SLG Presided did to the innocent Tamil Civilian to the innocent Sinhalese civilian but he didn’t why because he know that’s it’s not a human think to do, not only that he is fighting with the SLA not the innocent people but the SLG is telling is army to fight with unarmed Tamil civilian which is not manly. The SLA should be ashamed of them self because they are fighting with little kids, elderly people, is this what an army does?? I look down at the SLA and the SLG. I’ll be back to write the rest of my embarrassing to be a Sinhalese later.

Navodi   May 20th, 2009 4:34 pm ET

THE PEOPL E WHO ARE STAYIN ABROAD AND SHOUTIN FOR THE THE DAMN BITCHI LTTE knows only to says crappy dreamy stuff like "our hero is alive, he saved the tamils" those are like fairy tales. the international community and the LTTE supports who live around the whole world KNOWS NOTHINGGGGGGG!!!!!! u got to live in SL to know the real situation WHAT THE BASTERD DID FROM 1975 ONWARDS. IF U PEOPLE DONT KNOW ANY THING THEN BETTER SHUT UR BIG MOUTHS. killing priests, policemans, politicians, children, bombing the world bank, bushalts, killing a national base ball team, killing rajiv gandhi, attackin dalada maligawa, srimaha bodhiya, kabithigollawa attack,.....i dont hav to give lists for his inhumanity.....PRABHAKARAN ATE THE FOOD SENT BY THE GOVERMENT UNTIL HIS DEATH..... HE IS SIGN OF INHUMANITY. the ARMY FORCES escaped more than 200000 tamil poor civilians who were crying out of pain and hunger. NOT UR TIIGER PRABHAKARAN. WHAT HE DID WAS KILLING THE POOR CIVILIANS WHO WERE TRYIN TO ESCAPE. he orded the tigers who joined the forces not have any love affairs or not marry, while he married in 1984/10/01. most of the tamil people celebrate this great victory.....thats for sure. ATLEAST NOW, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVES ABROAD(not all), PLEASE THINK LIKE HUMANS, KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS, ACT WISE WITHOUT FIRING UP THE WORLD.......

Tamil Karthi , pondicherry   May 20th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

Without achiving " TAMIL EELAM COUNTRY " the war is not over ..... More then 6 crores TAMIL people around the world they will help to get tamil eelam country........

Vasee   May 20th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

People are still living in concentration camps and being treated like animals behind the barbed wire camps. UN, NGO and media are not allowed freely to access these camps. It is a war without witness. In addition, the Tamil people are being treated as second class citizen. No freedom of moment and they have to live with constant fear. So the war is not over!

Sahth   May 20th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

War is not end , but you/international community does not heard about it.Because you are not allowed in the country.
Now they are doing steps to wipe out all the tamils by continuing Genocide further.
Also taking steps to make Sinhala Budha country and changing the country flag.
Do you think , Tamils could live together with these people who has this mentality , never.
Separation for Tamil is the only one solution.
If the solution is not made quickly , after few years , there will not be any Tamils.

masi   May 20th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

See what the "Sri Lankan Soldier" is telling. This is the normal thinking of each and every Sinhalese Buddhist and he is an open minded and tell the truth. How these “Sri Lankan Soldiers” with this mentality can protect Tamils. Anyone who supports Sinhalese Buddhist take a note, do you still want to stay with racist or support Tamils' freedom struggle. Ultimate aim of this Sinhalese Buddhist is to make this country only for them. All other communities, this is for you too.

hari   May 20th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

no,tamil people still is killing

v.denis   May 20th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

please change your quation like this,
Do you think the GENOCIDE on tamils in sri lanka is really over?

ran   May 20th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

War is over.Cos it was only lead by a cardboard hero of few mislead Tamils.SL army has destroyed the LTTE root.So the war is not there any more except few stupid struggles caused by LTTE suporters outside the SL.
We have to admit that they are shouting not truely for Tamils.But bcos of the fear that their refugee visa might be cancelled because now they have room in their country.Those Tamil minority are the ones who try to raise raicism again.But not the Tamil majority and all the Sinhalese.

sam   May 20th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

As long as the people (SL Gov and most of the Sinhalese) think the conflict can be solved by taking out Prabaharan, you are wrong. The struggle will continue on until the fundamental rights of Tamils are recognized in practice . If you fail to see the root cause, you can't "fix" the problem. Duh... ask your dentists.

mnj   May 20th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

im sorry for the so called tamil daispora who suppost the LTTE. u shout at the sri lankans from far away lands living peacefull prosperous lives having no idea at all what happens in sri lanka apart for what the biased international media tells u. come here and see what really happens. there was one comment that compared the situation here to the aprtheid. i challenge u to come to sri lanka and find a single public or private establishment that the tamils are not allowed to enter. stop yelling about a things form far way and seen only on tv.

bala   May 20th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

nation playing for the uneducated people bcz v know we r the educate as well as u plz understand REAL

Bev   May 20th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Definitely not over. Until Tamils' legitimate aspirations are addressed by the government, the war will continue via a new phase of guerrilla warfare and politically as well.

With the government blocking aids agencies, and blocking media access, this is still a war without a witness.

P.Nishanthi   May 20th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

War is not Over!. I personally believe, this is not an end of War!. It is beginning of War!.

It is True Fact : This is not a War!. Clear Genocide against one Race!

Lankans destroying Tamil people systematically in the name of Terrorism.

World knows that SL Govt is conducting State Level Terrorism against its own people in Lanka!.

The World community, US, UN should come forward and punish the SL Govt for their Worst War Crimes ever had in the world history!!

World community should understand Tamil people suffering more than 5 decades in the blood lsland of Sri lanka, give justice and peace to the rest of the Tamil on based to seperate the Tamil nation ‘Eelam’.

Delayed Justice is always a Denied Justice!!!.

P. Nisha

S Rathinagiri   May 20th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

No, The war is not over.

It will be over, only on the day Srilankan Government gives equal rights to Tamil people.

chennai tamil   May 20th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

I love Tamil leader Prabhakaran. He fought for his people. He is adored by millions of Tamils.

1 million tamil refugess abroad
100,000 tamils killed by SLA
500,000 and more IDF
40,000 and over Maaveerans tamil freedom fighters who gave their life for eelam,
Tamil eelam should be free.

Ame   May 20th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

Hey,
Already drama started in colombo, several racist parties opposed to go for power sharing proposed by a professor, but good thing is that government and the main opposition party (UNP) were very much positive about the power sharing proposal.

bhagya   May 20th, 2009 4:48 pm ET

guys war against the LTTE is over...We have to win the war of rebuilding the north Province..for that we all have to get together...

ppl who says tht sinhala kills tamil have alook on the rescue mission that army has done...

and listen to the President rajapaksha's speech done on 19th may ..

u will knw..

Hail Sri lanka......

Varathan   May 20th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

The Real Culprits behind Sri Lankan War
Birds have now stopped singing in a land called Vanni. Sun, moon and the stars in the sky have hidden their faces. Angel of death flew over the skies of Vanni and took the lives of more than twenty five thousand innocent Tamil men, women and children in a single day.
Thousands of wounded are still crying out for help. They are bleeding to death on the streets. They have touched neither water nor food for days. Nobody has come to rescue them. Those who fight for the rights of the animals and those who preach about Buddha and Mahatma have no compassion for the dying Tamils.
Chinese weapons, Indian intelligence, Sinhala Armed personals and racist Sri Lankan leaders came together to perform one of the most cruel war that has cost the lives of many thousands innocents.
While thousands of innocent children and women are facing painful and slow death, Sinhala Buddhist extremists are celebrating victory with flags and fire crackers in the south of the country.
War that was started with hidden agendas of local and international forces, went on for months not just with the strength of the weapons but with well organised false propaganda done by the Sri Lankan officials.
This war was orchestrated and staged with lies and deceptions from the beginning till the end.
Sri Lankan leaders are still vomiting out worms of lies
Rulers of Sri Lanka are continuing to vomit out worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent lives. They started with “War on Terror” but changed the buzz word to “Humanitarian Operation” in order to deceive the international community. “War on Terror” was an accepted norm during the Bush era but lost it's validity now. Therefore they had changed the name of the game to “Humanitarian operation”
Why do they lie?
Because they have many hidden agendas behind this dirty war. They want to hide the atrocities that are being committed against innocent civilians. They themselves know, what they are doing is wrong and not acceptable in a civilised world.
Above everything they want to protect India who are orchestrating the war in Sri Lanka. Indian intelligent agents and military experts are working closely with the Sri Lankan forces in the war zone.
How do they manage to lie?
They simply hide the truth. When the truth is hidden what comes out is lie.
Foreign journalists and aid workers are barred from the war zone and IDP camps. Those who try to enter and report about the war, are kicked out of the country if they are critical of the government.
Local journalists are intimidated, tortured and sometime killed. Telling the truth is considered a crime in Sri Lanka.
Phone lines are tapped. Web sites are blocked. Anybody who talk against the government is considered as Terrorist or Terrorist supporter.
In the war front, dead bodies of the civilians are burned to ashes using powerful chemicals. This is to hide the number of innocent civilians that have perished in the war.
Sri Lankan government officials very often organise staged visits to the IDP camps and force the refugees to lie to the foreign diplomats.
What did they lie about?
They lied about the objective of the war, weapons used, number of civilian causalities and military operations.
Although they initially claimed that the objective of the war was to defeat the LTTE, they have in fact killed and wounded several thousands of innocent Tamil civilians with heavy weapons. They used chemical weapons and cluster bombs on innocents, but they continue to deny the usage of such weapons.
Sri Lankan forces have destroyed Schools, hospitals and farm lands and made the whole place into a graveyard for the Tamils. This is also regularly denied by the Sri Lankan authorities.
This war has claimed more than fifty thousands lives just within the last few months but the Sri Lankan government is not going to open their mouth and tell this truth to the world.
Why didn't the UN intervene?
United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands.
There is a conspiracy behind this whole war game. China was initially blocking every attempt that was made by UK and France to discuss the Sri Lankan issue in the Security Council.
Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials.
Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn't achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters.
This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant?
UN has once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.
They have all achieved what they wanted
What we are witnessing in Sri Lanka is neither “war on terror” nor a Humanitarian operation. This is simply a racist war against the Tamils conducted with the help of India and China. You wouldn't shoot at the passengers and bomb the whole bus, if you had to rescue the hostages.
Sinhala extremists are already celebrating and they have also started to intimidate Tamils in the South of the country.
India and China have started to work on their hidden agendas in Sri Lanka.
Tamils all over the world are mourning the death of their loved ones back home.
What Next?
When the rocket scientists designed highly complex derivatives and greedy traders traded these new emperors cloths, many investment banks collapsed. Pension funds lost money. Bankers committed suicide.
The whole financial disaster was caused by greedy and selfish individuals who had short term hidden agendas.
We took action. Greedy bankers and traders were taken to courts. New rules and regulations are now in place to prevent this happening again.
In the same way, the masters of this war in Sri Lanka should be brought to justice.
Sinhala government with racist agendas , China and India with their strategic interests and UN with corrupt officers are the evil ingredients of this dirty war that has cost the lives of many thousands innocent Tamils.
Leaders of Sri Lanka and some responsible officers in the UN, should be questioned in international courts in order to find out if they were responsible for the deaths of innocent Tamils.
If we didn't, we would end up seeing more of such evil games repeated over and over again.
Richard Dixon

sega   May 20th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

International communities should involved the civil war and should give the very good solution to Tamils also last few months was very very worst situations there so Un And IC, Media should go to there and let know the true information to world.
If the Sri Lankan gov are give to tamils equal rights then everything fine but they dont give to tamils so Tamils need to fight more more.....

padma   May 20th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

War is not Over!. I personally believe, this is not an end of War!. It is beginning of War!.

It is True Fact : This is not a War!. Clear Genocide against one Race!

Lankans destroying Tamil people systematically in the name of Terrorism.

World knows that SL Govt is conducting State Level Terrorism against its own people in Lanka!.

The World community, US, UN should come forward and punish the SL Govt for their Worst War Crimes ever had in the world history!!

World community should understand Tamil people suffering more than 5 decades in the blood lsland of Sri lanka, give justice and peace to the rest of the Tamil on based to seperate the Tamil nation ‘Eelam’.

Delayed Justice is always a Denied Justice!!!.

Lee   May 20th, 2009 4:51 pm ET

this is not only sri lanka war, this war is against tamil people. above 55000 tamil people killed by Indian army ,sinhala sri lankan army and many contries. liberation tigers and tamil people are fighting for their liberation and freedom against NORTH INDIA, CHINA, PAKISTAN, RUSSIA, IRAQ, ISREL , VIETNAM, SRI LANKAN SINHALESE and many more countries.
this war will not over till the last tamil person still alive.
tamil MP kidnapped by Sri lankan sinhala Government and sinhala army from last week , so this is not a war this is ethnic murders against tamil people.
sri lankan war not end now
this war continuewing 35 yers

duran   May 20th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

You expect peace after killing and wounding of 65,000 innocent Tamils in less than 4 months? What happened in the last hour from the battle zone, only God, US satellites and Srilankan armed forces will know. 1000s of family members of LTTE leaders, injured cadres, civil workers, and innocent Tamil civilians were systematically executed in the last hour of this war. Who can prove this? By the time independent free medias, and UN workers enter the zone, you will see perfectly mopped floor on the zone without any sign of war crimes.

If you expect the trees, and birds from the war zone to tell the war cimes government forces inflicted against innocent civilians, then you will know how barbaric were Government forces.

ricky   May 20th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

finaly the ruthless blody terorisum in sri lanka is over there will be no chance 4 ltte to raise agin in sri lankaand dont belive these idiots who z sayn there is a genocide in sri lanka 4 tamils. they must be ltte supporters....sri lanken army did the largest hostage rescuing mission and saved thousens of tamil ppl .ltte used and killed tamil ppl just to gain there personal benifits..prabakaren was a covered and a bloody cold hearted killer....who was cancer to sri lanka...now he,other ltte leaders and ltte is wiped out 4m sri lanka ..all sri lanken can live in peace and work towards 4 a better country and future.... dont belive this ltte supporters sayn cuz we live in sri lanka and we knw what hapens in sri lanka and sri lanka dosnt need ltte or any other terrorists grup like that.... cuz we have finaly gain peace

navo   May 20th, 2009 4:56 pm ET

THE PEOPL E WHO ARE STAYIN ABROAD AND SHOUTIN FOR THE THE DAMN BITCHI LTTE knows only to says crappy dreamy stuff like "our hero is alive, he saved the tamils" those are like fairy tales. the international community and the LTTE supports who live around the whole world KNOWS NOTHINGGGGGGG!!!!!! u got to live in SL to know the real situation WHAT THE BASTERD DID FROM 1975 ONWARDS. IF U PEOPLE DONT KNOW ANY THING THEN BETTER SHUT UR BIG MOUTHS. killing priests, policemans, politicians, children, bombing the world bank, bushalts, killing a national base ball team, killing rajiv gandhi, attackin dalada maligawa, srimaha bodhiya, kabithigollawa attack,.....i dont hav to give lists for his inhumanity.....PRABHAKARAN ATE THE FOOD SENT BY THE GOVERMENT UNTIL HIS DEATH..... HE IS SIGN OF INHUMANITY. the ARMY FORCES escaped more than 200000 tamil poor civilians who were crying out of pain and hunger. NOT UR TIIGER PRABHAKARAN. WHAT HE DID WAS KILLING THE POOR CIVILIANS WHO WERE TRYIN TO ESCAPE. he orded the tigers who joined the forces not have any love affairs or not marry, while he married in 1984/10/01. most of the tamil people celebrate this great victory.....thats for sure. ATLEAST NOW, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVES ABROAD(not all), PLEASE THINK LIKE HUMANS, KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS, ACT WISE WITHOUT FIRING UP THE WORLD.......

Madu   May 20th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

There are no majorities or minorities in Sri Lanka. Only patriotes and non patriotes. Pro LTTE basterds living in other countris are not a part of Sri Lanka. But these dogs are still barking though the killer is already killed by the SL army. For wht now are they barking. Surley they have gone wild. you basterds go and find a tamil homeland in toilet nadu. It is your real home land.

Brian Fernando   May 20th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

The war is not over. The Tamils will rise again from the ashes like Phoenix – In Tamil Eelam
Rajapuss brothers could fool the Sinhala Modayas not us.

Here are some facts about the LTTE leader’s death video.
1, LTTE leader must have visited a Beauty Parlor and had a clean shave before he was killed.
2. Why does he carry a name Tag? I guess he needs to identify himself among the members

WE ALL ARE SRI LANKANS(NOT TAMIL SINHALA OR MUSLIM)   May 20th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

u fucking idiots have no rights pore your finger to our business......u fuckers! where were u when those fucking LTTE killing those inasent people..its asame that a country ling england is doing these things..we know that u mother fuckers are jeulose that bocouse sri lanka going to build up its economy a strog one...... u mother fuckers come and talk with those tamil people who are in north...... we are sri lankans not tamils sinhalees or a islam now we are sri lankans thats our nation keep that thin in your mind.... u ppl can tell to sart war but u fucking idots we are tha one who suffer from it...why dont u tell amaricans to stop killing people in gasa
iam realy angry with u fuckers

chemical weapons for tamils wait cingalais......   May 20th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

la guerre est pas fini ......
Rajapakse and Co encore fait naitre plusieurs TIGRES TAMOULS PAR TOUT DANS LE MONDE
ET NOUS ON VA PAS LAISSER TOMPER AU SRI LANKA LES PEOPLES TAMOULS.

On a déjà averti les ONU… humain right …… G8.….. G9 ……G10.……G11…..
TOUS LES PAYS communautés internationaux . STOP AUX génocides de tamouls.
Ils savent très bien ils tues les tamouls au sri lanka
Depuis plus de 37 ans. Je dit aux cingalais ne rigoler pas dans le bain de sang de peoples tamouls vous êtes jamais laisser les tamouls aux liberté…vous bombarder avec bombe chimique …. On souffre depuis 1983 juillet mémé avent.

vous cingalais la vous avez vendu 40% de la terre au chine
Et reste chez les indian et chez les russe…..On a besoin de personne
On coutura notre lutte pour la liberté

Aux armes, citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Marchons, marchons jusqu’ au notre liberté

suje   May 20th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

I don’t think this war is not finished....until we get Tamil eelam war will never end. War can take different shapes.....i.e. in eelam or Tamils in foreign countries.

TCJ   May 20th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

CNN have no right to vote about our country..who are they white dogs who support for LTTE..First they have to pay for our ancestors lives which they destroy in 1815 and 1848...I hate CNN and BBC...go to hell with CNN and BBC

Ratnam   May 20th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

It is an unfortunate to be a minority in a country or in communities. You will never be the same as majority. Best solution is to be separated. Someone can be a terrorist to some and a can be a freedom fighter to others. Overnight thousand and thousand people were butchered by its own government and next day they celebrate the victory of killing

Kan   May 20th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

Howw did you allow the posting of a comment by a sri lankan soldier

who said the war will not be over until the 3 million tamils are killed in

Sri lanka. Is it appropriaite according to CNN comment policy. Pl. post this in the comment policy without putting it in your Dust Bin as you did with my ealier comment last week.

God voice   May 20th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

Yes Duran, you are 100% correct. More than 50,000 people killed till 17th morning.

Rathy   May 20th, 2009 5:18 pm ET

Srilankan government and singalish people and some countries are thinking war is over,but that is not true . Tamil people, until they get freedom( TAMIL EELAM) they will fight .

Haran   May 20th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

Government say, the war is over , because they want to avoid the international pressure to continue the Genocide with out evidence .
How can we expect the equal rights from Government who killed more than 20,000 people with in last 4 months.Also not allowing medicine , food etc still and they use this also as weapon.
They are taking the youngsters who were already suffered in safe zone and take them to the separate camp and no body knows where they have taken and whether they will come back(Only Buddha knows)
If the international community listen to the government properganda that the war is over & allow this Barbarians government to continue the Genocide,. if the international community keep silence,Tamils in Srilanka will be vanished as some rare species in a planet vanished

Theiventhiram   May 20th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

First all I thanked CNN to ask this poll and the Comments. In my opinion The Tamils in Srilanka cannot be live together with this Terrorist Srilankan Govt. Now a days in Colombo the Sinhalese mobs are taking things from Tamil comunnity Shops and not paid money. Also one of my sister in law who is living in Colombo forcedly to buy a Srilanka Flag for the cost of rupees Thousand by the mobs. Latter another group came asked money from her to celebrate victory of the war. And threatining when ever we need money we will come and asked you . The police never take action because they will also getting money from the Traders. If the traders refused to give money they will be kidnaped by the white van which was functioning under the defence secretary Mr.Gothapaya. Sinhalese Buddist Monks never allowed to give a any amicable solution for the tamil People. The World Community and UN should take immediate action to save the Tamils life who are in the detention camps. Tamil Ellam State is the Only solution for the Tamils to live peacefully and savely without any fear in this world. Once the Tamil Ellam is declared within ten years we will bring our like Singapore or better than that. So Internatinal Community please help the Tamils to form a Separate State of Tamil Ellam in all the ways. thanks again to CNN.

tamilan   May 20th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

war is not end
go back to 1989 indian army sed they killd prabhaharan but he com back in 1990
prabharan not died he will fight untill tamil get free eelam

Sanjane   May 20th, 2009 5:21 pm ET

All Tamils should take 10 minutes out of their day to read this:

http://bailaman.blogspot.com/2009/05/tamil-tiger-leader-prabhakaran-is-dead.html

Ganga   May 20th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

Dear tamil brothers and sisters,

War is not over and our leader is not dead...This Idiot mahinda's government is gonna have bad time very soon.
The srilankan government is gonna face a financial crisis very badly.They will soon suffer because of killing our innocent people.
We as tamils,should join hands for a new tamil eelam.
our curse will never let this government to have a better life.

Love my tamil eelam and my tamil people!!
lets fight for our freedom!

Chad   May 20th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

I'm not a Sri Lankan but my concern is for the innocent women and children who died in the streets during the war. The government army is killing those innocent civilians like chicken in the slaughter house.

The whole world is watching and we dont know what is the UN's action on this. May be because Sri Lanka dont have OIL like Kuwait and Saudi.

Jim   May 20th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

I think the war is NOT OVER !!!

The Srilankan de Army is still in the area and it doesn't let any aid organisations in that affected area where now appoximately 10.000 and more Tamil Civilians are trapped and wounded. They have to get their first live standards.

WHY doesn't the Srilankan government give the AID ORGANISATIONS full access to the conflict area, now the army claims the war is over???? !
LET the Aid organizations DO THEIR WORK, whether the war is going on or not, that doesn't matter!!!

The war is over when the Tamil-civilians can go to their homes instead of the poor-conditioned-camps and when the Tamil minority has more political power than now!!!

Till that time, there might be pease and but that is just like a vulcano which is sleeping. One day or another it will erupt and then you have a much bigger problem than ever before.

Solution: 1. Let the Tamil people go their own cities and homes and
let them start their lives again.
2. Give the Tamil people more political rights. Start with
local rights in their home town and spread it to national
level ASAP.

T. Thambi   May 20th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

The recent conflict may have destroyed LTTE but has only enhanced the Tamil militancy. This has further pushed the Tamils to believe in 2-nation solution.

kumar.s   May 20th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

hai CNN;

This civil war in srilanka not finished until one tamil live any country. Srilanka government they can say it's finished.but it's not finished. SL Government they can celeberate victory from war. how they win ? They killed 100000 enocent tmail civilian & from their blood they celebrate. Only one thing i want to say to the world " The LTTE is fighting ONLY for tAMIL PEOPLE FREEDOM "
AND THEY ARE NOT TERRORIST. THE IMPORTANT THING WORLD LEADERS SHOULD UNDERSTAND LTTE NEVER KILL ANY INOCENT SINCALLIES OR ANY ONE. BUT IF THEY WANT THEY CAN DO LIKE SL GOVERNMENT. WORLD LEADERS PLEASE UNDERSTAND TAMIL'S PROBLEM AND GIVE A RIGHT SOLUION. TAMILS WANT TO LIVE LIKE OTHER HUMAN. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP TAMIL PEOPLES. DO NOT LISTEN WHAT EVER SL SAID. WORLD SHOULD WATCH WHAT HAPPINING IN SRILANKA AGAINST TAMIL PEOPLE.

VANNIYAN   May 20th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

THE WAR IN SRI LANKA IS NOT OVER. SRI LANKA WAS FIRST TAMIL PEOPLE'S LAND, THE SINGHALA PEOPLE THEN CAME. WHEN THE BRITISH TOOK OVER SRI LANKA AND THEN LEFT, THEY GAVE THE RIGHTS TO THE SINGHALA MAJORITY. SINCE THEN CONFLICTS AND WAR HAS BEEN GOING FOR A SEPARATE STATE FOR THE TAMILS, WHICH THEY DESERVE, AS SRI LANKA IS RIGHTFULLY THEIRS. LTTE ARE JUST DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO GET THEIR AMBITIONS AND ALL TAMILS' DREAMS ACHIEVED. IMMEDIATE AID IS NEEDED FOR THE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILLIANS TRAPPED IN THE NORTH, BUT WE ARE NOT GIVEN THE RIGHTS WE NEED. BRITAIN AND USA CAN DO A LOT MORE ON THEIR BEHALF, BUT THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. TAMIL PEOPLE HERE HAVE A CHANCE TO SAY WHAT IS ON THIER MIND, BUT TAMILS IN SRI LANKA ARE UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT. THEY DONT HAVE THAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY WE ARE ALL FIGHTING AND TALKING ON THEIR BEHALF FROM HERE.

ramanan   May 20th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

according to Sinhalese war in srilanka is only because of LTTE, and LTTE is pirapaharan that’s it(i feel sad because before 1975 there was not many educated Sinhalese, so no wonder they have minimal knowledge), but in reality srilankan war have 60years of history and Tamils are fighting against a racist government since srilankan independence from English in 1948. Initially Tamil political leaders started their fight in peaceful way but Sinhala racism crushed it with more that one ethnic violence (1956,1972,1983), later Tamil youths lost the hope in peaceful protest and started the arm struggle, and now it seems ending but reality is not that. Till those uneducated Sinhalese understand the problems and educated Sinhalese start to share the power with tamil, there is going to be war. finally if you asked me if weather srilanka will find a peaceful solution, the straight answer is a big Noooooooooooo, because sriklankan political parties never showed the intention of sharing power with Tamils because of many reason(Buddhist nationalism, Sinhala chauvinism and so on) only posibile solution for tamils is going to be a separate eelam, but international politics wont accept this till LTTE is there(according to international community they are terrorist but according to us they are saviours) but after couple of year IC itself will accept this. The last speech by srilankan precedent is a proof for that, he quoted saying " srilankans will create a home grown solution witch can be acceptable by all the srilankan communities" so never in the past or future all the srilankan community is going to accept this because, this war have created lot more hardliners(including myself) within tamils, who initially didn't. and Sinhalese started to feel the comfort of crushing another fellow citizen this two recipies will say that only solution in srilanka is. Two country not a united srilanka but international community couldn’t accept this because of srilankan government's false propaganda but very soon it will realise the truth, till then Tamil fight against srilankan government is going to be there may be a minimized arm struggle and more and more internationalised peaceful protests .

Venkat   May 20th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

Never... Sinhalese call it as war. For Tamil its freedom fight and you know the wound created by Rajapakse wont heal. He will soon pay for it and he did a huge blunder in killing innocent tamils saying to capture prabhakaran. I am not againt Sinhalese people, but these kind of war carried out by politicians will always have a create tension between tamil and sinhala. Basically both Prabhakaran and Rajapakse are idiots, who never cared or bothered about human lives.

Because of this war, plenty of Tamils got a chance to move abroad, their generations started studying well. Prabhakaran should have accepted an amicable solution, which would have made the new wealthy tamil people to invest more in srilanka, so that improved economy and knowledge will help to beat sinhalese, who are basically not intelligent when compared to tamils.

Now this idiot Rajapakse will be begging all other countries to help to improve the economy. As basically there's no proper education system for tamils, young people will start taking guns for their living and will try to regroup. Some more bombings, some more killings of politicians and this continues... So I ask idiot Rajapakse to find a good solution which is good for all.. else he will be killed soon too... the war continues...

rame   May 20th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

srilankan goverment killed more than 100000 tamils this time i have to explan my own experience 1995 srilanakan goverment bombed the temple killed 245 innocent tamils . so war is not over its starting now

rillu   May 20th, 2009 5:31 pm ET

PRABA IS A TERRORIST....

rillu   May 20th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

WAR IS OVER...

Harry   May 20th, 2009 5:38 pm ET

war may be stopped but ethic cleancing of Tamils will not end soon. Government has been working hard to wipe out entire Tamil race from this insland. It was clear from the speeches of head of army and defence minister. You can not comment about these human suferreing and loss as the world has given green light to a democratically elected government. it is sad to see 75% of majority decided the fate of balance minorities. LONG LIVE TO DEMOCRACY

Amal   May 20th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

அச்சம் என்பது மடமையடா
அஞ்சாமை திராவிடர் உடமையடா
ஆறிலும் சாவு நூறிலும் சாவு
தாயகம் காப்பது கடமையடா
தாயகம் காப்பது கடமையடா

கனகவிஜயரின் முடித்தலை நெறித்து
கல்லினை வைத்தான் சேர மன்னன்
இமய வரம்பினில் மீன்கொடி ஏற்றி
இசை பட வாழ்ந்தான் பாண்டியனே

கருவினில் மலரும் மழலையின் உடலில்
தைரியம் வளர்ப்பாள் தமிழன்னை
களங்கம் பிறந்தால் பெற்றவள் மானம்
காத்திட எழுவான் அவள் பிள்ளை

வாழ்ந்தவர் கோடி மறைந்தவர் கோடி
மக்களின் மனதில் நிற்பவர் யார்
மாபெரும் வீரர் மானம் காப்போர்
சரித்திரம் தனிலே நிற்கின்றார்

Long live Leader Prabhakaran
Respect all our freedom fighters
They sacrificed their life for us, for tamil culture, for tamil language,for tamil eelam, for freedom and basic human rights.

satha   May 20th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

we will back very soon at the same time we will kick srikanka & international ass.becoz international didnt do anything when they kill tamil people but now they invole their ass in srilanka i dont know why.
same time what s the meaning UN what they done

Nirmal   May 20th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

The war in Srilanka is completely over at the moment & it has become safe of terrorist the present government & army forces have ceased the terrorism from our country which went through about 3 decades of periods violating the Srilankan people,actually whole the three main raises including the tamils!!
Im glad to say as a SL citizen that worlds most ruthless & cruel person V.Prabhakaran has been eliminated by our heroic Army forces who killed millions of People in Srilanka including the politicians,innocent citizens,religious leaders.ect.By triggering the worlds most inhuman attacks called suicidal attack which only this terrorist organization have invented it for the first time in the world......
It's a great thing to see the people are happy out of public suicidal bombing fear & they have felt that Srilanka is united again!!

Baranin   May 20th, 2009 5:42 pm ET

Selva, Pottuamman, Prabaharan, ....... Next ?

If Sri Lanka continue this genocide, somebody will come again. They are not a reason. they are outcome.

victor Sritharan   May 20th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

killing thousands of people is not a victory over LTTE. because LTTE lives all over the world through each and every tamil people. i can do better graphics or plastic surgery or whatever the drama that sri lankan government helds now. they think we're stupid. i don't know why still international countries, UNO and all other communities still silent. we begged like beggers to save our people but, nothing use. i know why? because we don't have any oil or gold in our tamil eelam, like afghanistan, iraq or other african countries. we have dead bodies, bloody people, wounded people etc. all are self fish.
oooohhh my final quote" THIS IS NOT END, THIS IS THE START OF ENDING", " SRI LANKA WAIT AND SEE, YOU DESRVE MORE THAN THIS, EACH AND EVERY TMIL IN THIS WORLD GOING TO PAY YOU." thamilarin thaagam thamil eelath thayagam. we won't stop untill we get tamil eelam. CNN thank you, please help us to save our people.

Raja   May 20th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

bhagya comments says as follows
"ppl who says tht sinhala kills tamil have alook on the rescue mission that army has done…

and listen to the President rajapaksha’s speech done on 19th may ..

u will knw.."

You also will know!

This war against Tamils will never stop by the Sri Lankan government. We are not fool to see the rescue mission pictures and rajapaksha's speech and to convince our self.

They cannot fool Tamils by showing all these pictures and speech. They are doing this for the World to get more money and kill more Tamils.

The war is not over!

If you do not give we Tamils what they need, Tamils will get it form the Sri lankan terrorist government.

This war is started for the Tamils rights, remember that.

Sorry sinhalaes people, You don't know how to win the Tamils heart, which you hate the most! Tamils are suffering even the war is over. You don't the pain of the Tamil people, because you never live in the war zone. So, don't be racist anymore.

Remember Tamils = LTTE, there is no different, so don't think the war against Tamils is over.

mano   May 20th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

Srilankan government for tamil peoples they don't give the protaction and they don't give freedom, even now they don't take the action.In vanni srilankan government killing more 50,000 peoples. Now they celebrating success festival. How in srilanka the war finish?
War isn't finish.

Raman   May 20th, 2009 5:48 pm ET

I a highly disappointed with the so called International community and UN. When 1000s of innocent tamils being killed in few months non of the super powers could stop the Mahinda&COs genocide. This clearly shows human rights and humanity are just in papers and in reports but not in reality. The World is saying that LTTE has assasinated some politician and killed some 100s of civilians and they have been proscribed as terrorist in most of the countries. But a democratically elected government has killed Maheswaran MP, Joseph Pararajasingam MP, Raviraj MP, Sivanesan MP and many more journalists within an year. But entire world is sleeping to take any action against this baberic government even after killing of 1000s of civilians in 3 months. They might have won the LTTE now but until they give the rights to tamils many more Prabhakaran and much more LTTE will be rising and the war will continue. I kindly request CNN to be with the truth and write more on the Genocide of Sri Lanka.

Varathan   May 20th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

"The Tamil struggle started long before the Tigers were born and will continue after the end of the Tigers." Tamils fought for Well over 30 years for equality since 1948 to 1983, but Sri Lanka denied our equal rights in our own country and started the process of genocidal war against us even well before the dawn of Tamil Tigers. Tigers are not the root cause of the long conflict in Sri Lanka. Tigers are mere symptom of chauvinist and terror state of Sri Lanka to defend the rights of Tamils. In 1956
Hooliganism in Colombo
http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/viewArticle.arc?articleId=ARCHIVE-The_Times-1956-06-06-08-001&pageId=ARCHIVE-T

he_Times-1956-06-06-08
Call to Ceylon Tamils, 1956
http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/viewArticle.arc?articleId=ARCHIVE-The_Times-1956-05-28-08-001&pageId=ARCHIVE-T

he_Times-1956-05-28-08
Tamils' protest march to be banned
http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/viewArticle.arc?articleId=ARCHIVE-The_Times-1956-05-31-09-001&pageId=ARCHIVE-T

he_Times-1956-05-31-09

Menan   May 20th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

nop....never....

sumi   May 20th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

The war may be over for srilanka. But the genocide of tamils is going on more fiercely now, which the government of srilanka is encouraging. They are not doing anything to prevent it. Tamils are being treated unfairly. The international committe is doing nothing , just watching.

naveen   May 20th, 2009 5:59 pm ET

Its not true. Tamil people are all tigers. Sri lankan government just killed innocent Tamil(over 35000 with in 3 days) and disarm rebels . Indian forces and some other countries (china, Ruzzia) support for genocide of Tamils.i hope It is beginning of War!. all Tamils are ready to fight against this genocide.

DSR   May 20th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

As we are aware of the fact that,Sri Lanka as well as the entire international community was feeling the terror of this terrorist organization,it had air, sea and land capabilities,it would have been none the less fierce than the Al Quida, Due to praiseworthy efforts of Sri Lanka and it's excellent Army, this terrorist organization has been swept from the face of this earth, terrorism has been defeated, where the most developed nations still are unable to fight against terrorism, with modern weaponry being present with them.

It is a terrorist Organization, clearly identified by the United Nations and no one can think twice of the destruction they've done to their own people, leaving aside the whole Nation.

It should be understood that a terrorist organization is not an organization which will only attack the World Trade Center in USA and be considered a Terrorist organization, all world leaders should understand that any group involved in activities against a sovereign nation and an independent, democratic government is a terrorist Organization may it be anywhere on earth,not just the United States of America or the Developed Nations in Europe,Terrorism is terrorism done by any group,at any place in the world and every nation on this earth bears the responsibility to eradicate it and is obliged to do so, and support neighbor nations in the initiatives taken by them to sweep terrorism from the face of this earth,there have been conventions, MOU's have been signed and Multilateral and Bilateral Treaties have been formed, but no state helps the other in need, is this the UN procedure???

Kamal   May 20th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

Tamils

How many Tamils are employed in southern Sri Lankan companies? (See the number of high caliber Tamils in Sri Lankan banking sector, see hotel trade, see film trade, see other industries)
Do they experience any hardship professionally due to ethnicity? If so, how come they hold such high positions?

See how many Tamil kids are getting educated in International schools? They have outnumbered other ethnicities.

Royal college has Tamil medium, DS has Tamil medium. So many Sinhala major government schools have Tamil medium and they share equal opportunities. How many Tamil major schools have Sinhala medium?

Private schools like St. Thomas ’, Trinity etc have quite a large number of Tamil students.

Travel Wellawatte, Dematagoda, Dehiwala, Kotahena etc and see the number of Tamils sharing the comforts.

Go to Pettah market and Fort. Walk along the streets and see how many Tamils are doing business there.

Start from Kotahena and travel passing Dehiwala. Sinhala shops are outnumbered by Tamil traders. I don’t see any hardship put on them.

Get into a bus and listen how many speak in Tamil.

Try to find a single Sinhala board in Wellawatte. All are Tamil and English.

Go to a government campus. Let’s say Colombo campus. See the number of Tamil students. See the number of Tamil lecturers. They share equal opportunities. I never saw them being humiliated except they themselves had divisions saying Batticaloa Tamil, Jaffna Tamil and Upcountry Tamil. They have a separate Tamil Union, their cultural events, their religious events.

How many kovils are there in Colombo ?

See the number of Sinhalese visiting kovils and Tamil shops. Doesn’t it display the harmony?

How many Tamil representatives are in the parliament?

See the number of Tamil youth musicians in Colombo .

Please consider these statistics. If somebody can come up with numbers and percentages, it would reveal the truth. This is what we should call rational. Our generation should not waste time on arguing what’s unknown to us and what’s not experienced by us. Live today, not yesterday.

Jaffna and Trincomalee have ports, heavy industries, bus stations, railway stations, radio and TV broadcasting stations, universities and so many other facilities.

Sinhalese

How many Sinhalese are in Northern and Eastern part of Sri Lanka ?

How many Sinhala medium schools are there in Northern Sri Lanka ?

How many Sinhala employees are in Northern Sri Lankan offices and industries?

How many temples are there in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka ?

Can a Sinhalese travel unharmed in Northern Sri Lanka ?

How many Sinhalese are in Northern and Eastern universities?

Now, answer me. Where is ethnic cleansing?
It is up to you to analyze and understand the real facts rather than just trying to believe speeches like “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION” that are just imagination of some dumb asses.

Americans didn’t know they were under attack by Osama until it happened. British started shooting innocent people thinking that they are terrorists(they couldn’t identify the difference!) . So, as a matter of fact there is no way for them to understand what’s happening thousands of miles away from their lands. They are simply misinterpreting and messing around.

First clear off what you have started. Clear off Iraq and Afghanistan . When the power is theirs, they are still unable to solve the problems. Sri Lanka doesn’t need dumb, swollen headed Yankees and brutal killers of Britain who slain millions of Sri Lankans in imperial Ceylon .

Sarmiya   May 20th, 2009 6:11 pm ET

All government give piece right? Well except for the Sri Lankan Government we asked for a country like everyone else has one except for us. We wanted one and we asked but no they didn't give us our country instead they just started killing our people in Sri Lanka. They started stabbed pregnent women and started bombing, and they took people into camps. The war hasn't ended and will never end until we get a country. OUR NATIONAL LEADER PRABHAKARAN IS STILL ALIVE. LTTE ARE FREEDOM FIGHTER THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR PEOPLE. We will fight for a country.

M K Bhadrakumar   May 20th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's death circa May 19, 2009, in circumstances we will never quite get to know, concludes a morality play.

As the curtain comes down and we leave the theater, the spectacle continues to haunt us. We feel a deep unease and can't quite figure out the reason. Something rankles somewhere. And then we realize we have blood on our hands.

Not only our hands, but our whole body and deeper down, our conscience – what remains of it after the mundane battles of our day-to-day life – are also dripping with blood.

Prabhakaran's blood. No, it is not only Prabhakaran's, but also of 270,000 Sri Lankan Tamils who have perished in the unspeakable violence through the past quarter century.

All the pujas we may perform to our favorite Hindu god, Lord Ganesh, for good luck each morning religiously so that we march ahead in our life from success to success cannot wash away the guilt we are bearing – the curse of the 70,000 dead souls.

Our children and grandchildren will surely inherit the great curse. What a bitter legacy!

A long time ago, we created Prabhakaran. We picked him up as an urchin from nowhere. What we found charming about him was that he was so thoroughly apolitical – almost innocent about politics. He was a simpleton in many ways, who had a passion for weapons and the military regimen. He suited our needs perfectly.

Which was to humiliate the Junius Richard Jayewardene government in Sri Lanka and teach it a hard lesson about the dangers of being disrespectful to India's status as the pre-eminent power in the Indian Ocean. Jayewardene was too Western-oriented and behaved as if he never read about the Monroe Doctrine when he read history in Oxford. We didn't like at all his dalliance with the Israelis and the Americans in our very backyard.
So, we fostered Prabhakaran and built him up as a prick on Jayewardene's vanities – like Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale of the Deccans.

Then, as time passed, we decided that he had outlived his utility as we had come to develop an entirely different outlook towards the pro-Western orientation of the Colombo government by that time. Our egotistic leader in Delhi who detested Jayewardene was no more in power and the new soft-spoken leader didn't share his predecessor's strong political antipathies.

So, we arm-twisted Prabhakaran to tone down and fall in line with our changed priorities. But we didn't realize that by then he had become a full-grown adult.

He resisted our blackmail and pressure tactics. When we pressured him even more and tried to collar him, he struck back. He dispatched assassins to India and killed our beloved leader. And he became our eternal enemy.

Yet, we couldn't do anything to harm him. He had already become so strong – an uncrowned king among his people. So we waited. We are a patient lot. Who can match us in infinite patience, given our 5,000 years of history? Our cosmic religion gives us a unique wisdom to be patient and stoic and to bide our time.

And then, the opportune time came. We promptly moved in for the kill by aligning ourselves with Prabhakaran's enemies. We armed them and trained them in better skills to kill. We guided them with good intelligence. We plugged all escape routes for Prabhakaran. And then, we patiently waited as the noose tightened around Prabhakaran's neck.

Today he is no more. Believe it or not, we had no role in his death. How and when he died shall forever remain an enigma wrapped in a mystery. We will of course never divulge what we know.

All that matters is that the world woke up to the death only after the May 13 polling in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Otherwise, the parliamentary election results may have gone haywire against us. Strange are the ways of the Indian democracy.

We have had our revenge. Nothing else matters for the present.

What lies ahead? We will continue to make noises about a "political solution" to the Tamil problem that Prabhakaran championed through violent means.

Of course, let there be no doubt that we will periodically render humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of Tamil civilians who have been herded into camps and may languish there till the dust settles down. We will demonstrate that we are indeed capable of the milk of human kindness. After all, the Sri Lankan Tamils are part of our historical consciousness.

But we must also be realistic. We know in our heart of hearts that the scope for a political solution in the fashion in which our leaders seem to suggest publicly is virtually nil.

The Sinhalese will never allow the world to dictate to them a political solution. More so, they will promptly and conclusively rebuff any attempt by us to seek a role in what they will now onward insist as strictly their internal affair.

Always remember that Sri Lanka is one of the last bastions of Theravada Buddhism and preserving that legacy is the Sinhalese people's precious tryst with destiny. At least, that is how they feel. We have to accept the weight of their cultural nationalism.

They see Sri Lanka as the land of the Sinhalese. How could they allow us Indians who wiped out Buddhism with such ferocity from the sub-continent interfere with their keen sense of destiny as the custodians of that very same great religion? Never, never.

If we try to pressure the Sinhalese, they will approach the Chinese or the Pakistanis to balance our pressure. They are capable of doing that.

The Sinhalese are a gifted people. We all know few can never match their terrific skills in media management. They have always lived by their wits.

Equally, they are fantastic practitioners of diplomacy. We suspect that they may in fact have an edge over us on this front, for, unlike us who are dissimulating from day to day as if we're a responsible regional power, and dissipating our energies in pastimes such as hunting down Somali pirates in distant seas, they are a highly focused lot.

They have the grit because they are fighting for the preservation of their country's future identity as a Buddhist nation.

Only last week, they showed their diplomatic skill by getting the Russians and the Chinese to stall a move in the United Nations Security Council to pressure them.

The Europeans fancy they can try the Sinhalese for war crimes. What naivety!

We asked the Sinhalese in private many a time how they proposed to navigate their way in the coming period. They wouldn't divulge.

But we know that it is not as if they have no solution of their own to the Tamil problem, either. We know they already have a blueprint.

See, they have already solved the Tamil problem in the eastern provinces of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. The Tamils are no more the majority community in those provinces.

Similarly, from tomorrow, they will commence a concerted, steady colonization program of the northern provinces where Prabhakaran reigned supreme for two decades. They will ensure incrementally that the northern regions no more remain as Tamil provinces.

The Tamils will be made into a minority community in their own northern homelands. They will have to live among the newly created Sinhalese settlements in those regions to the north of Elephant Pass.

All this will indeed be within Sri Lanka's "federal structure". Sri Lanka will continue to adhere to parliamentary democracy.

Give them a decade at the most. The Tamil problem will become a relic of the bloody history of the Indian sub-continent.

The Sinhalese are good friends of India. Our elite and their elite speak the same idiom. We both speak English well, play golf and like chilled beer. We should, therefore, wish them well.

As for the blood on our hands, true, it is a blessed nuisance. But this is not the first time in our history that we're having blood on our hands.

Trust our words. No lasting harm will be done. Blood doesn't leave stains.

M K Bhadrakumar

baabaaji panicker   May 20th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

I think no..not at all.may be the srilanka government and their armed forces captuerd the north and east by brutaly killing more than 50000 tamil innocent and decleard holiday for celebarating the win,but they never think about the civilians killed and wounded again caged by barbwires in the name of IDP camps.while the presidents speach he said there is no more minoritys in this country and all are equel.but within short time the singalease civilians who celebarte the victory attack the tamils and drag a tamil hindu priest attack him and ask to dance with them.is this the way they safe or liberated the tamils from the hands of LTTE.
if anybody think that this problem was started by prapakaran and finished by Rajapakse are not known the under root of this problem.so there is no chance tthat singalease and tamils live togather.that means end with pirapakarans armed strugle is not the end of tamil problem.
until now the world kept silence in the name of terrorist,but now the world must realise that the tamils have problem and must and soon to find a solution.now they cant avoid the tamils cry.
before find the solution first find out the culprits who killed the civilians in brutal way with chemical wepons. so the uno,human right organisations,even usa,canada,Briton must send the world journalist and fact finding group to find the truth and bring them to justice, this must be do as soon as possible. if they delay this the tamils thinks the world is also behind this killing

Pushpa   May 20th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

How problem over...

Sri Lanka destroys evidence, prevents ICRC, UN access – Prof. Boyle
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 04:20 GMT]
Noting that the slow genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka accelerated to more than 10,000 killed in the last few months, far exceeding the horrors of Srebrenica, Professor Boyle in conversation with Los Angeles KPFK radio host, Michael Slate, Tuesday, accused Sri Lanka Government of bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies. Boyle added that the United States Government with spy satellites would be knowing exactly what Sri Lanka's actions are in the Safe Zone, and stand implicated along with UK, France, and India in allowing the genocide to happen

Reegan   May 20th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

not really war is over in srilanka, the fucking srilankan goverment have racialism that's why they hunting the tamil's life this is true, here is no any media freedom&human rights, goverment have created a shadow peace to get loans from international communities thats all, pleace don't belive the any news of srilankan goverment,

Tamil Gal   May 20th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

NO. War will not be over untill the Tamils feel safe and comfortable in their own soil. Those of you who talk about war being over, learn the history. Its not about Prabaharan. Its about the rights of Tamils!

Thaya   May 20th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

The war will not end until Tamils treat as a human in Sri Lanka.

Who care about who lost their lifes in Sri Lanka?

Does any Media covered about over 30,000 Tamil people suffered / lost their lifes in Last Day War.

Heard SL Troops are destroying the evidences in War Zone.

First Push Sri Lankan's government to allow independent media to Mullaituvu.

So, War is not over yet, but it will change into different form.

Pushpa   May 20th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

Tamil civilian arrested in Kandy
8 Tamil youths arrested in Talawakelle

Whereabouts of three doctors, Medical Superintendent Dr. Shanmugarajah who was attending the wounded at the makeshift hospital at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal junior school, Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) doctors, Dr. Varatharajah and Dr Sathiyamoorthy, arrested by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) after fleeing the Safety Zone Saturday, are still unknown, and several Rights groups feared for doctors' lives, sources in Colombo said.

"Amnesty International said it was concerned for the safety of the doctors and that it had received reports that Dr. Sathiyamoorthy and Dr. Shanmugarajah may be detained at the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in the capital, Colombo," a BBC report said.

A Sri Lanka health ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media told the Associated Press that an inquiry was being conducted into their conduct, including allegations they disseminated false information.

Physicians for Human Rights and Reporters Without Borders also appealed for safe release of the three doctors.

The three doctors were earlier praised by the UN for their heroic services to the wounded during trying conditions of war.

Asa Chan   May 20th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

This is a act of terror
that's all we can tell right now
There is no Tamil , Muslim , Sinhala or Anyother ppl in Sri lanka
It's just The people love srilanka and who don't love to mother land

These ppl who talkin about Genocide in Sri Lanka do not know that the LTTE killed so many PPL over past 25 years. And most of them are Tamils . They claim Tamils there own ppl. so why they killed their own ppl

If you want proofs we will supply as much as possible

Sugi   May 20th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Prabaharan will NEVER die. Terrorist Government can fool others but not tamils. This stupid president doesn't even know how to run a war. That's why he cried to other countries for help cause he knows he can even get near praba. SL government killed so many innocent civilians they have to give an answer to others.You people celebrating the death day of innocent civilians. YOU all don't have HEART. oopss what HEART??? I wonder if you people will celebrate the same way if 25 thousand singalese dies. we tamils don't kill innocents. we fight the war the fair way. Sri lankan's so called president need to learn from Prabaharan. To those Army rapping young women's where the hell did you learn that in your dam military??? if you want to fuck go fuck your mother and sister. WAR IS NOT OVER! OUR LEADER WILL COME BACK. IT'S OUR TAMIL EELAM WE WILL GET IT.

Asa Chan   May 20th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

SO if LTTE fight for Tamils and they are a good Org

Why UN, UK , USA named them as a Terror Organization ?

answer me?

Modaya Rajapakkya - Huthiha Putta   May 20th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

MAMA RAJ-PAKKAYA & MAGE MALLIS ARE VESIKA PUTHAS. WE PROVED IT BY HAMMERING THE INNOCENT TAMILS.

Asa Chan   May 20th, 2009 6:35 pm ET

There is a Reason why Tamils in UK , Canada and other places support this terror. cos they got their refugy visas cos of this war. and the war against Terror. And they are afraid that those GOV cancel their visas cos of this War ended.

SO those Tamil PPL live in those places Let the Innocent Tamil PPL in SriLanka to be killed by the LTTE Terrors . That is a .50 Cent work . i must say.

This war is over 100% and now we have crying Terror supporters all over the world. so those GOV has to take care those Terror supporters

IF THEY REALLY NEED TO END WORLD TERROR

Wanni Tamilar   May 20th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

THE LTTE IS FINISHED. WE ARE LIBERATED.
LTTE AND THE TAMIL DIASPORA ARE RESPOSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE DESTRUCTION OF TAMIL NATION AND THE KILLING OF TAMIL CIVILIANS.
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THE LTTE NEVER RESPECT TAMILS EXPECTATION AND TAMILS WISH. LTTE HAD MISED SO MANY OPPOTUNITIES IN THE PAST.

THE LTTE KILLED MORE TAMILS THAN THE MILITARY.
WE HAD NO FREEDOM TO TELL OUR OPENION AND WE HAD NO FREEDOM TO TALK ABOUT THE REALITY FOR MANY YEARS.

BASICALLY WE WERE REFUSED FOR OUR BASIC RIGHTS.
WE ALREADY KNEW THAT LTTE WOULD BE DESTROYED BY THE GRACE OF GOD. THE DAY HAS COME.

THIS NEW WORLD IS FOR US FROM TODAY. WE WANT PEACE AND HARMONY IN UNITED SRI LANKA.

THE TAMIL DIASPORA SHOUL NOT DISTURB INNOCENT TAMILS FROM FORIEGN COUNTRIES.

IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN COME AND HELP US.

Raja   May 20th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

gunapala.. wrote this
"f--ing LTT tamail tigers u r slutes..rember war is finish.no more wars again…"

Yes you are right, now you guys are going to continue genocide on tamils with the help of the world. War is still ON!, it won't stop till the last Tamilan in the Tamil's land.

tharaka   May 20th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

hey IT IS OVER . There is no need to debate about this hoooooooo it is over that is the rule .NO MORE WAR >> SRI LANKA WILL SOON BE THE NO 1 IN ASIA ,,,,,,,,,

ufake baby   May 20th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

Il lungo conflitto [modifica]

Le Tigri Tamil sono un gruppo separatista organizzato militarmente che combatte per la creazione di uno stato indipendente nel nord e nell'est dell'isola dello Sri Lanka, appunto chiamato Tamil Eelam. Si stima siano morte circa 72.000 persone fino ad oggi, la maggior parte dei quali civili Tamil. Le tigri si sono rese responsabili spesso di attentati nei confronti della popolazione civile cingalese, provocando molte vittime anche facendo uso degli attacchi kamikaze. Le spese militari han causato un rilevante danno per l'ecomonia del paese. Nel 2002 fu mediato un accordo di cessate il fuoco grazie alla mediazione norvegese. L'elezione del presidente nazionalista Mahinda Rajapakse nel 2005 ha messo in bilico il processo di pace. Ad inizio 2008 il processo di pace viene recesso unilateralmente dal Governo dello Sri Lanka, che chiude di fatto le porte ad una risoluzione politica al conflitto.

Il nuovo fronte nel 2009 [modifica]

Il 23 novembre 2008 le truppe del governo cingalese attaccano a sorpresa la città e roccaforte Tamil di Kilinochchi nell'omonima battaglia, iniziando un'azione di conquista estesa di tutta la zona di Jaffna. L'azione ha successo, poiché il 2 gennaio 2009 l'intera area da sempre governata dalle Tigri Tamil è in mano srilankese, ad eccezione però della città di Mullaivitu e della jungla circostante, ancora quartier generale del LTTE. Gli sfollati sono molti, e le ONG hanno espresso il pericolo di un possibile isolamento della popolazione civile Tamil, che può avere conseguenze gravi per quanto riguarda la mancanza di viveri e di epidemie. Il sito ufficiale Tamil Eelam ha dichiarato che dall'inizio dell'operazione sono morti 66 civili, di cui 5 nel bombardamento di un ospedale, e che l'esercito srilankese impedisce i reportages giornalistici nella zona dei combattimenti, e accusa la stampa srilankese di non essere obbiettiva: dei direttori di giornali saranno uccisi in attentati kamikaze dalle stesse Tigri Tamil pochi giorni dopo. Il 25 gennaio 2009 arriva la notizia che le truppe dello Sri Lanka sono entrate a Mullaivitu e stanno conducendo un'aspra battaglia con i ribelli dei comandanti del LTTE. In un solo giorno gli Srilankesi vincono, ed invadono la città. Alle Tigri Tamil rimangono le basi nella jungla. Ma nel marzo 2009, nonostante la creazione di molti corridoi umanitari e di fuga per i profughi civili da parte del governo dello Sri Lanka per evitare vittime innocenti, fonti ONU sottolineano come in realtà ci siano state moltissime vittime, 2800, tra cui parecchi bambini [1]. Tra il 10 marzo e il giorno successivo svariati attentati kamikaze fanno 14 morti tra i civili singalesi.

Nei due mesi successivi, più volte le Nazioni Unite chiesero a gran voce una tregua per fermare il disastro umanitario, ma il Governo dello Sri Lanka pareva voler mettere fine definitivamente all'esistenza del LTTE, e si limitava a creare dei corridoi di fuga e umanitari. Nonostante ciò, le vittime civili continuavano ad aumentare in maniera esponenziale: in due mesi si arrivava a 6500, secondo fonti ONU[2]. Il 26 aprile 2009, stremati dalle azioni governative, gli esponenti del Tamil Eelam dichiararono tregua unilaterale. Ma l'esercito non si fermò, e il 10 maggio 2009 eliminò altre 378 persone, sia militanti che civili. La fine del conflitto avvenne dopo 25 anni il 17 maggio 2009, quando le Tigri Tamil si trovarono irrimediabilmente accerchiate durante uno dei numerosi scontri con l'esercito e si arresero. Il numero delle vittime totali della guerra si stima essere non inferiore alle 700 mila.

RAVI   May 20th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

India,china, pakistan and almost all the country help to srilanka win this genocide(war), but nobody understand what is tamils wants.
Sri Lanka denied our equal rights in our own country and started the process of genocidal

1 million tamil refugess abroad
100,000 tamils killed by SLA
500,000 and more IDF
40,000 and over Maaveerans tamil freedom fighters who gave their life for eelam,
Tamil eelam should be free
President Obama must care about tamils.

gold   May 20th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

NO Never, absolutely the war is not over in Srilanka until there is a solution for tamil minority, now war will continue different type of way.
Definitely we acheice tamileelam.
I would like to say the srilankan sinhale terrorist goverment is killing so many innocent tamil civillans, sinhales are celebrating. Mahinda Rajapaksa & his two brothers are the real killers in the world.

Nathan   May 20th, 2009 6:45 pm ET

Long live Leader Prabhakaran
Respect all our freedom fighters
They sacrificed their life for us, for tamil culture, for tamil language,for tamil eelam, for freedom and basic human rights.

Ravin   May 20th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

YES YES YES YES YES
War is OVER!!!
and for those who supporting dat F** LTTE , come to Sri Lanka and face our brave soldiers if u guys hav a strong back spine!
Don't be cowards! U guys stay in different countries and break SL embassies , Go On rally's..those things wont work!!

@ Sarmiya
We are celebrating that bastard Prabhakaran's death in a very grand way! Come to SL and see it...and y dun join us??
Most joyfull death of the century!!!!
GO TO HELL PRABHAKARAN!

don   May 20th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

Look at the comments from Tamils and Singhalese, it is crystal clear the nation is divided, I absolutely agree with Sam's statement, the reality on now and future
THE CORE REASON FOR THE WAR IS BECAUSE OF THE SINHALESE CRUELTY AND OPPRESSION OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA. THE CRUELTY CONTINUES WHEN THESE SINHALESE ACTUALLY DANCE ON THE STREETS OF COLOMBO AND LIGHT CRACKERS AFTER GENOCIDE OF TAMILS WAS COMMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND CONTINUES TO GO ON. THERE NEEDS TO BE A POLITICAL SOLUTION AND UNTIL TAMILS GETS THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION, THE WAR IS FAR FROM OVER! INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS ARE STILL DYING IN THE NORTH AND THE GOVERNMENT ONLY CARES ABOUT CELEBRATING ITS “HOLLOW” VICTORY. HEARTLESS MONSTERS!!! THEY MAY HAVE FOOLED THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH, BUT THE WESTERN WORLD IS COMING TO SEE THE TRUE SIDE OF THIS TERRORIST GOVERNMENT. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED SOON!!

mini   May 20th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

no political solution
no equal rights
no freedom
racial genocides of tamils
no routine life for tamils
concentration camps
torturing, arresting, kidnapping, raping, etc
humanitarian crisis on tamils
etc
then where is the solution?????????
then where is the end of the war??????????????????

abarna   May 20th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

Having read all the comments, i have some questions...

1] As the Tamils are from Tamil Nadu – India, shouldn't they seek the seperate Eelam state from there?

2] Will they also need to claim homelands in Australia, Canada, USA and UK too – given the diaspora living there?

3] What about the genocide of Sinhalese by the LTTE?

indira   May 20th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

Both Sinhalese and Tamils have lost lives in this war... The muslims have lost their homelands too...

The Tamils – a majority of whom i believe are not terrorists and all other communities need to learn a lesson from the past.

The British brought in the "divide and rule" concept to Ceylon, as otherwise they would not have been able to rule over the island for so long...

Now we all must remember and push for a country that promotes equal rights to all Sri Lankans – whether they are Tamils, Muslims, Burghers, Sinhalese or any other.

And War or Terrorism will not give any answer to this problem. There should be a political solution to this problem.

Nagama   May 20th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

The LTTE will continue its freedom fight until Tamils rights are recognized!!

yarl   May 20th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

If the war is over, The srilankan government can let media in "VANNI".
Why international reporters and aid agencies do not allow to visit all the camps in vanni?. Reporters must visit every single camp in vanni.They should ask the civillians what they need now,not infront of the forces.

Vino   May 20th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

Eventhough I am a singhalese, I know that it's a Genocide going on. So it's never going to end, unless Government stop the Genocide. It's time for the world to realize it's Genocide and take immidiate action. It's too late, still they can act their best. I am so sorry about peole who died in this and really feel sorry for forces they died their, Tamils please don't blame the forces, because they work for salary, blame the Government.

john   May 20th, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Prabhakaran is the tamils leader, all the tamils accept him. we r not expecting that sinhalese have to accept him as a leder of tamils. you sinhalese doesnt have any rights to decide who is going to tamils leader.
we definetly get the tamil eelam.
we never never giveup.
OUR NATIONAL LEADER PRABHAKARAN IS STILL ALIVE. LTTE ARE FREEDOM FIGHTER THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR PEOPLE. We will fight for a country.

ramsh   May 20th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

no indpented jurnalist not in srilanka.any body can say anthing
they want. few jurnalit shoot by present government .

Victor   May 20th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

someone help me here...cuz i don't understand when their Honorable talks....

Did Rajapaksha sympathize for those killed in this war when he declared 1 day off, 1 week celebration? how about the 80000 killed and trace is being wiped out without letting anyone inside Vanni....so he can say oh well, we've only killed 10 Tamils and 79990 LTTE.
You can cheat the Buddist Sinhala extremists NOT US.

Did Rajapaksha verified whether those innocent children were LTTE, those elderly men & women belong to LTTE? or those pregnant women?
It still hurts Rajapaksha, I've seen those children laying on the groud with wounds and looking for someone to cuddle...Didn't you see them? They all were lined up for food on the New Year ( in April) and you dropped the bomb on them and killed those young children...

YOU HAD THE EQUIPMENT TO SEE WHERE THE LTTE IS AND WHERE THE innocent PEOPLE WERE.....but you choose to bomb the children on the line for food...it's hurts more now..

what have you done to those children...Do you have children of your own, then you'll know how it hurts not to have parents..and no mother to cuddle...you've caused so much pain & agony amoung lot of people..oh well you call it- it's all part of the WAR...You cannot rest in peace..You'll have to answer to Lord Budhdha ( i am not sure if you are a true Buddist, because Budhdha didn't teach to kill )...you'll pay for your deeds...
I truly wish you regret for the deeds you've done to those thousands of innocent lives AND LIBERATE TAMILS from the Bloody hands of Buddist Extremists AND LET THEM HAVE THEIR TAMIL EELAM!

DEVINDA FERNANDO   May 20th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

SADLY NOT. STRUGGLE CONTINUES...EVEN BEFORE THE EXISTANCE OF LTTE AND EVEN BEFORE TAMIL LEADER V. PRABHAKARAN WSS BORN SINHALESE START TO KILL TAMIL & DESTROY THEIR HISTORICAL HABITAT SILENTLY & SYSTEMATICALLY.

http://tamilcause.blogspot.com

Renu   May 20th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

I am singalese, and I know that tamils are right!!!!
Our pm is killing all the tamils and I have seen it with my own eyes!!

let the tamil be free an give them the land they deserve!!!

PRESANT   May 20th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

PLEASE STOP THE FIGTH i WANT TO SEE MY GRANDFATHER AND GRAND MOTHER I HAVE FAMILY IN JAFFNA Ì CAN NOT SEE HE_
PLEASE WE WANT TAMIL EELAM AN FRIDOM

Ruby   May 20th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

This is not end.The war will be continue untill we get "TAMIL EEALAM"

HUMAN BEING   May 20th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

YOUR polling is still making different between minority and majority comments. Both of them are already wounded. If any percentage will go up and down that will make more suffer to them. NOW you're starting this races (POLLS)between both party again... DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL FINISH?

Renu   May 20th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

The srilankan are still not letting the independent media, aid, food etc in WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
WHY WHY WHY
WHY WHY WHY

Jane Michel   May 20th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

If the war is over then there should be no fighting @ all. but there is a fight happened in Batticolo. and 5 tamil tigers got killed. also the tamils are getting arrested in colombo and other cityies. colombo tamil people now lost their peace after the srilankan goverment announce the victory over tamil tigers.Everyone should understand one thing this war is not between Tamil Tigers & Singala Government. Its Between Sinhala government And Tamils. untill there is a one tamil suvivor the war is not end. so most likely International going to watch the Genoside.

AJ   May 20th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Please save those doctors who came from the war-zone & now in the hands of brutal Srilanken government before they are killed.

sasi   May 20th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

It is not an end of the tamil's freedam war in srilanka, And may be just a break. Now our freedam war is disseminated allover the world and become strongly. So wait and see after the break...............................

Nimal   May 20th, 2009 7:38 pm ET

No. It won't be over until finding the solution for the Tamil's problem.the way may be changed but the war will never over until Tamils get what they want.

laetitia   May 20th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

il y a beaucoup d'enfants qui meurent d'environ 6 mois ils ont rien a manger ils vivent dans des tantes alors que nous nous vivons dans des belles maisons.Pourquoi vous envoyer pas de la nourriture?De l'hygiène?Des médicaments?Il n'y a que des morts par jours environ 8 000 morts.Pourquoi le ministre des affaires etrangères ne réagit pas?Je ne crois pas que le président des tamouls est mort je sais qu'il est vivant ce qui disent qu'il est mort raconte des conneries

MERCI D'AVOIR LU CE QUE J'AI ECRIT ET AIDEZ LE Peuple Tamouls

merci au revoir

vinoth   May 20th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

1983, 1978, 1956, Jaffna libruary , these all example for violance against tamils by Government of Sri Lanka, Before Ceylon was British colony there were 3 states in Ceylon, 1 of that was Vanni State, North and east part of ceylon belong to that state, it was Tamils Home land, So there is no wrong we fight and get back our home land on our hand, until we get back our home land on our hand we have to continue our fight against Government of Sri lanka. So war is not over, LTTE is our representative, they will fight until we get back our home land. By the way history of ceylon and history of tamils tell the whole island was Tamils home land 5000 years before, these sinhalese migrated to Ceylon from north part of India, Yes when Vijayan and his friends came as 1st sinhalese to ceylon from north part of inida. Now we asking only seperate our home land from our Native (Home Land) Country. War is not finish yet....

kamal   May 20th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

A real war will be over when there is no SL army in the conflict zone

Brin kasinathan   May 20th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

war is over? what a joke. after killing thousaunds of innocent tamil civilians by srilankan government?

winning lands is not a real victory. look back recent history e.g: iraq, afghan... still troops are killed everyday.

how can anyone have war without letting any media into the war zone except governments own television. that means its purely genocide and ethinic cleansing. which supported by china and a help from india and pakistan.

Defeating LTTE means killing 99.9% of srilankan and 10% of indian tamils all over the world. Thats including tamils in foreign soils.

Srilankan government is day dreaming that they have destroyed LTTE.

Fighting for their freedom call terriost? So all the scotish are terriost too? what a joke.

even the UN cant go to srilanka? what a joke.

Subashan   May 20th, 2009 7:47 pm ET

The war was not won. They just killed innocent people. War is to get rights for Tamils. And the war will be won only if Tamils get their rights and right to self-determination.

Don   May 20th, 2009 7:47 pm ET

ASA Chan, Sir you are right,. “This war is over!!??” because I have no option other than say yes to you coz you seems to be a agent of state of terrorism and I will be killed (like journalist Lasantha Wicramatunga and others) if we criticized your comments. You are the right person to have the position of defense spokesperson of GOSL.

Chanthrika   May 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

Lot of comment of the future – none on the fate of the displaced, starving 250,000 plus in the camps. Access is denied to Aid agencies – why? Journalists and the UN are still not allowed into the affected areas. Why? These are not the actions of a government commited to helping the minority. It begs the question was it really a 'rescue mission' or a mode of ensuring that Tamils were herded into a controlled area, allowing the government time to deal the survivors (of both the 'no-fire zone' and the 'camps') at its leisure?

Arul   May 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

No.
The war in Sri Lanka is not over yet, as the Sri Lankan Government has not seen what the Tamil Tigers are capeable of. As the Sri Lankan government has been spreading rumours and lies that the LTTE leader Mr.Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead, whereas he is not. So, from now on the Tamil Tigers wiil be fighting back against SLA to win us self-determination and our land the Tamil Eelam.

Mr.Velupillai Prabhakaran has not been fighting against the Sri Lankan for him or his Family. He is gighting for all those Tamils. For them to get freedom from the singalese. For them to have their rights in a place where they would like to live.

Humanbeing   May 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

Srilanka is a Bhuddist nation, Gautama budha is a god of love, god of mercy.

It is a wonder how the people who follow buddhism can involve themselves in a genocide, sounds so sad.

India, a country that was liberated from the Brits using love & peace & non-violence had helped Srilanka with weapons that can kill.

Two nations – one that follows the religion of peace and another that follows the principles of a man who stood for peace are killing the tamils together.

Open your eyes dear world, speak out for our people.

Edi   May 20th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka is not finish !!!!!!!

GURUNATHAN   May 20th, 2009 7:52 pm ET

No!
The war in srilanka for Tamilealam is not over.Still,we are believe that it'll be continue in somemore peaceful ways by our tamil people in all over the world.In future,the UNation should take necessary steps to free our tamilians & let them live freely in their own home country.

janahan   May 20th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Srilanka gov is actually a terrorist gov.It always doing genocide it even killed the surrendered ltte without mercy.The war is not over and now the criminals ruling the country and these criminals going to spread violence for ever.It is international governments obligations to curtail these criminals.

ROHINI   May 20th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

THE WAR NOT GOING TO BE END UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA TREAT THE TAMILS AS THEIR CITIZENS, GIVE THEM TO A PERMANENT POLITICAL SOLUTION, TAMILS TOOK THE GUN BCOZ OF THE RACIST SINHALA GOVERNMENT,

SRI LANKA STOP THE GENOCIDE, & RACIST ACTS AGAINST THE TAMILS. AFTER THAT PEACE COMES AUTOMATICALLY.

Senthil   May 20th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

War will not be won until the majority sinles government give rights and self determin for tamils."And all tamils are Tigers , Tigers are Tamils".there is no sepration between tamils and tigers

Danisuja   May 20th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

THE WAR WILL NEVER BE OVER.

THE WORLD SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT LTTE ARE FREEDOM FIGHTER NOT SUICIDE BOMBERS.

THE SRI LANKA GOVERMENT IS MAKING THEM SELF FOOL BY SHOWING FAKE PICTURES.

OUR LEADER IS STILL ALIVE AND HE IS GOING TO FRIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY.

Thilina   May 20th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

How much blood need to spill on Sri Lanka for satisfy Sri Lankan Tamils Diaspora .Destruction of Sri Lankan Tamil people brought by their Diaspora and single megalomaniac who want to be king of Tamils. That is the truth and it will come out one day. What I believe Sri Lankan Tamil Who lived In Sri Lanka doesn’t want war and Sri Lankan had enough war. I feel so sorry who wish to start war again in Sri Lanka because that won’t happen

Martin   May 20th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

This wall will never come to an end and genocide will continue. Rajapakse is latest know Hitler.

The international community and UN didnt not do anything to prevent this massacre. UN should have raised its voice again and again.

If everything is over, and the so called peace is spread across this state why is that Rajapakse is not allowing international press acesss? He is trying to hide all the genocide he did.

How many times, and how loud the tamils cried acrros the globe? Not even a single ear had time to lend its ear. UN considers the value of life only this much!! Considering all these frustrations can UN and intenational comitte answer one simple question? Why cant you guys have the capability to force rajapakse to allow international press?

What respect does Srilanka have towards UN? Why is the government arresting Channel 4 journalists? Is it because they brought out the truth?

Please allow international press acess to bring out the actual facts in this dark massacre world.

Aknal   May 20th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

What is the purpose of these polls? Last week there was a poll asking if there should be ‘international intervention to resolve this conflict’ – In spite of the Sri-Lankan propaganda machine feverishly working to skew the results so that the SL government can cove up the GENOSIDE they are perpetrating, the vote for international intervention was almost 75% – Based on this overwhelming response, calling for international intervention in this conflict, did CNN lobby for this to happen so that the ‘Tamil Holocaust’ could be abated? – Or is CNN just playing with fair-minded peoples yearning for some justice in this conflict, only to do nothing about it?

DJ   May 20th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

I dont think Srilanka had finished the War. If you look keen at the nation's history(thanks Wiki), the government is racially discriminating and launching ethnic war from 1950's. Recently they told that they're going to eliminate LTTE – terrorist organization, but killed closed to 80,000 – 1,00,000 ethnic civilians (thanks UN report), which is not acceptable. This is worse than Chechenya or any worse incident. This remains Hitler's Era – how the current Srilankan Government is handling their own citizens – killing them with War Guns, Missiles and modern military warfare. Whatever it happen, i firmly believe the people are looking for equal rights for the community, language/race, self respect and wish to live peace. Certianly whatever happened is a genocide.

GK   May 20th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

The War is not over. The Srilankan Government can cheat innocent sinhaleese and rest of the world but not the srilankan tamils who really experienced all kind of harresment (killings, louiting, rapings discriminations in job and education etc for a long time. Many cry but never do any thing, some took charge and turn into their own benifit. But Only Mr. V. Pirabaharan continued fighting for tamil's rights. It is unfortunate of the Srilankan tamils that he been identified as a terroist.

G.Chayan   May 20th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

In SriLanka, WAR AGAINST TAMILSM (minority Tamils), not on Terrorism. Tamil strugle started well before the LTTE born. This is the history. So do you think the war over?

Sevatkody Karuppiah   May 20th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

i would like share one of my experience while i was in SL.This was happen in 1983....
I was 7.5 years old at the time all the shops were burning i have seen while my family were escaping from the riots(1983)singhala people were dropping a child into a boilling tar barrel.
Tamil as like me we dont want another one like this in Srilanka.
please save my tamils.

Punithan   May 20th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

Armed struggle by Tamils started after 30 years of failed peaceful, parlimentary demands for a just and respectable living without discrimination in Language, Religion, Education Employment and so on. The list is endless. When the proper solution is put forward the armen struggle will come to an end. Names like George Bush's war on Terror, and Wetern world's humatarian war has been used to cheat the world as a whole. The World is cheated. Not once, twice... Liberation war will continue. With Indis's assistance in provding arms, finance, military personnel and diplomatic assistance made the liberation forces lost more than 12 LTTE top bras once furing the IPKF time and now. Tamils want justice and peace. UN was dead long ago.

Thilak   May 20th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

For Thilana,

Tamils under GOSL occupancy never ever allowed talking freely. Then how do you know then don't want free country. It they talk freely in SL, the disappearance list in SL will grow (which is the second highest after Iraq). Please think about reality before making stupid comments.

Bala   May 20th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

I hope the world and Singalese are very happy they have killed thousands of innocent tamils and a leade who stood up for their rights.I used to belive God ;not any more.I used to belive the westerners when they say they are the defenders of fredom and civil socity;but not any more.We Tamils learned now after we lost everything but Prabaharn might knew it long ago.How long you guys are going to support the elected governments to kill their own citizens in the name of terrorism.And one more thing dont ever copare us with Islamic extremist.

Mrs. Kaja   May 20th, 2009 8:21 pm ET

war is not over.After this gencide more and more tamil people supported to LTTE. untill we will get the TAMIL ELLAM tamil people wouldnot stop fight again singalesse. thankyou.

natalie   May 20th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

bonjour,je m'appelle natalie se qui ce passe au Sri Lanka du peuple
tamil c'est vraiment du génocide chaque jours 3000 personnes morts.
Ces pauvre enfants et adultes qui attendent la liberté ce n'est pas tout le peuple tamoul a subit la souffrance pas un peu mais beaucoup .
Pourquoi les grandes personnes de l'europe n'aident plus l'etat civils srilankais. ils faut cessez,cessez la guerre au plus vite possible car il n'est plus possible attendre encore 2 semaines aprés il serait difficile de vivre avec un bras ou avec un pied et les bébé aussi les adulte,il faut demandez a chaque présidents de l'europe de demandez a cessez cessez la guerre,il faut dire a L'inde te la Chine de ne pas fabriqué des armees. CESSEZ,CESSEZ CETTE GUERRE . mercie d'avoir lu jusqu' au bout,au revoir.

Anisha   May 20th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

I wise the war in sri lanka stop now ??? tamil people are getting killed for something they didn't do??? We got to do something about it and fast.

Victor   May 20th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

BREAKING NEWS.... FROM GOSL...

NO WAR IS NOT OVER ...WE NEED TO KILL MORE TAMILS

Jothy   May 20th, 2009 8:31 pm ET

Mr.Anthony thanks to hear that you went behind those sinhalese dogs to get some bones,but we tamils wont go behind dogs,anyway you will know the truth verysoon.

Naguleswaran   May 20th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

The war will continue until we have an answer
The war will continue until we get our territory

PLEASE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION HELP WE

chamara   May 20th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

Do you know that how our sinhala people are treating those rescued tamil civilians? Obviously there are some LTTE guys are also among them. But we are going with our friendly hands. That's the way of our people.
There are no any problems for sri lankan tamils. Sri lankan tamils love to live among sinhala people. Because they know us very well. People who are shouting from other countries,
No,.......Nop
you don't know about our tamils problams. I mean OUR tamils. sinhala tamils.

Kamalakrishna   May 20th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Mr. shiwa
Are you a tamil ? Do you want to introduce as Siva? We never use "W" for va sound. We always use "Va"...Hee hee...

Please give your address in Colombo. So that someone can meet you.

if you want to introduce as tamil, no problm go ahead.. BUT DON'T WRITE LIKE A FOOL which something your guys write.

The World is not full of fools to listen Sri Lanka government nonsense.

Mr. Thilina
Do you know how much blood tamils spilled for their rights??
If you want I can say......
We can ask the same amount of blood of Sinhalese for the satisfation
of tamils. But we will not....bcoz that is the different between Tamils and Sinhalese.

Please Don't make us to ask!!!!!!!!!

Sri Lanka or Sinhalese can not decide the end of war unless tamils get the solution...War ended ???? what a funny...That something we have to decide.

Kamalakrishna

Sivakaran   May 20th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

The war is not over until the aspiration of Tamils are fulfilled. The discrimination against Tamils started 60 years ago, which preceded the LTTE by over 30 years. Now, we are in the third phase of the war.

eelatamilan   May 20th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

The Sri Lankan government is killing our tamil people! please help them! don`t support and believe the Sri Lankan government!!

baabaaji panicker   May 20th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

until the president rajapakse listen the international request as ICRC, humanrights watch,jurnalist to enter wanni where the last day war took place called MULLIVAAIKKAAL.. no humanitarian helps handover to srilankan government.. he told in a timid way that he do not need advice from world but matierial for building the nation.
then again immeadietly find a solution to the tamil problem with the help of internaional community and the diaspora tamil reprasentatives... not a single former militant group cant lead the tamils any more.....this people alredy involved so many killings ,bank robberys.. so this people have no rights and qualified to lead tamils. after this the srilankansouthern policos getogather and find a reasanable solution. for this the international community must press the srilankan government.srilanka government must listen the IC,otherwise all the loans like IMF,nation building must stop.further more economic sanctions and impose diplomatic sanction too

Madhawa   May 20th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

War is now 100% over…. Tamil people who lives in foreign need to find the real truth… they only knows about one side of the war please visit sri lanka and ask what happen in SL from ur realtive tamil people who lives in north and east… in sri lanka

Nikhil   May 20th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

I don´t think Tamils still got any political solution or justice. This fight is still on.

rathees   May 20th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

sinkalies don`t give freedom to tamils, them fight again.

** Tamil **   May 20th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Tamil people need just them independance, not more, live free and safe...
the war can"t be finish until they don't have what they want, i mean their Tamil Eelam !!
Help them !!!

Ingro   May 20th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

This war never ends unless Srilankan government changes its policies. At least treat Tamils as human. Killing over 50 000 innocent people in few days and hiding it form UN in not the path for reconciliation.

Keeping innocent people in concentration camps is not the way to stop the war.

Srilankan government kicked Tamils from Jaffna security zones and now the area is occupied by singhaleese people. Tamil’s home in Jaffna occupied by singaleese people!. Access by free media in Jaffna can easily prove this. Srilankan government should let the people to return to their own homes, civil and police should monitor the public not army. Army should stay away from school zones in north and east. All the civil abuses must be properly investigated. Kidnapping people in white wan is not the way to run democratic government. Srilanka should stop the forced disappearances. Army and paramilitary should let the public alone. Up until now the Srilankan government used LTTE as a reason for all their crimes I hope from now on they will change their policies.

The fighting will be stopped when the Srilankan government respect the democratic values. Srilanka must learn from other countries like US, UK , EU about democratic values and follow them in real life. If we look the evolution of srilankan politics, each president of the country made some changes in the parliament against Tamils just to win the elections the end result is the Civil War. So this kind of dirty politics should be stopped to stop the WAR.

I don’t thing any Singhalese will accept above or respect the Tamils as their own country man. SO this war is not going to be stopped by Singhalese. The Tamils have only 3 choices: either keep their mouth shut or leave the country or Fight for their rights.

a Sri lankan   May 20th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

When will people start to see the light. The tamil minority is disadvantaged according to those who wage war against sri lanka within the country and from out. Look at the main blue chip companies in the sri lankan stock market. Look at the board of directors and see how many tamil people are part of those boards. Look at the top schoool in sri lanka. How many tamil professionals studied in the Colombo and other universities which were not part of the north and are now in a good place. See how many tamil students have studied and are studying there. Look at the land owners in colombo, see how many tamils own real estate. We do not have a problem with this as tamils are sri lankan too! Go to a vel festival, see the amount of non tamil people vistiting those events. Somebody please spell out the discrimination for me b'cos i don't see it!!! The tamils have played the west beautifully. Using the so called horrors of war check out the nos of people who have manage to get citizenships in the more affluent west. And all these protests overseas just goes to show how large those communities have grown over there!

Nedoo   May 20th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

i live in srilanka, now iam living in a foreign soil. i am strongly beleive we tamils can not live with sinhalese. srilanka politicians are utter liers. somehow they made the international people beleive and make the tamil people as terrorist. but iam sure now only our problem started. we have a big role to play and win oue freedom. Sinhala government is the true terrorist. i am sure it is not too far to beleive by the international community.

Latha   May 20th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

The whole world did this genocide together against Tamils.We asked to stop this genicide somany countries.but this countries did not listen our requst.so now this countries must give us a good solution.more then 150000 people died in past 50 years.how can we live with singalees people.We need freedom and peace.The Singalees government never give freedom and peace.

selvi s.   May 20th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

This war is not over. Until we get our own country back , this genocide, diskrimination and racism against tamils will continue. Own country is the only solution for this conflict, that is the end of this genocide and war. We want to live in peace, we tried to have the same rights in Sri Lanka, but we havenot get that all. We have learn from the past, that this was the only solution to make fullstop for this ! This is not the first time, that over 10000000 tamil civilians were killed. Why can´t the Sri Lankan government understand it? Why does it kill innocent billions of tamil people with forbidden phosphor bombs,when they say,that tamils are Sri Lankan citizens and there isnot genocide. How they can celebrate that event, that the war is " end now ", when they know, that billions of innocent tamils, " their citizens " , were killed !!! Would they also celebrate it, when billions of singhalese people were killed in that war ? So war is not over and wouldn´t be over until the tamils get their rights and contry !!!

Prav Siva   May 20th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

THE WAR IN SRI LANKA IS NOT OVER!
Although this is more like a GENOCIDE, you should consider this:

How could someone say its over when daily I hear reports of innocent civilians dying, losing limbs and becoming orphans. How could there not be a war if people are constantly neglected because of being a minority? How could the war be over if there is no means of help for the remaining "survivors" in the land?

The government of Sri Lanka still has not let Aid workers and other non profit organizations into the war torn zones. Let alone the media.

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT HIDING?!

Who's the COWARD here?

SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT IS A TERRORIST GOVERNMENT and LTTE IS AND WILL BE THE ONLY group to represent and SAVE TAMILS.

Good day to you all filthy blood thirsty ASSHOLES who believe this war is over.

Elango   May 20th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Srilanka carried out a war without witness and they are performing the cover up operations now but the truth of killing 100,000.00 innocent people will not be hidden for ever..
The world will realise very soon Why tamils had to take the gun to their hands....

baabaaji panicker   May 20th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

the readers of this comments and the CNN you do not go any where to find the facts that any tamils can live togather with singalease in srilanka peacefully..the way of singala comments writers in this forum and specialy a commenter....SRILANKAN SOLDIER wich way he wrote and others how they use with filthy words. so civilised singalease. shame and disgrace........please all must read (srilankan soldiers )comment

Prav Siva   May 20th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

THE WAR IN SRI LANKA IS NOT OVER!
Although this is more like a GENOCIDE, you should consider this:

How could someone say its over when daily I hear reports of innocent civilians dying, losing limbs and becoming orphans. How could there not be a war if people are constantly neglected because of being a minority? How could the war be over if there is no means of help for the remaining “survivors” in the land?

The government of Sri Lanka still has not let Aid workers and other non profit organizations into the war torn zones. Let alone the media.

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT HIDING?!

Who’s the COWARD here?

SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT IS A TERRORIST GOVERNMENT and LTTE IS AND WILL BE THE ONLY group to represent and SAVE TAMILS.

Good day to you all filthy blood thirsty extremists who believe this war is over.

THIRU   May 20th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

war is not over until tamil speaking people get equal rights like singhalease.

True Lankan annoyed by the "Genocide of tamils" crap!   May 20th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

OMFG! why do u people keep saying the Sri Lankan government killed innocent tamil civilians and will continue to kill innocent tamil civilians!???

WHEN PRABA AND THE REST OF HIS CREW WERE CORNERED.. THE ONLY REASON THE GOVERNMENT KEPT DELAYING THIS VICTORY WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE TRYING TO SAVE AS MANY INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS AS POSSIBLE!

yes it is very sad that Tamil civilians were killed in the government's effort of eliminating LTTE after decades; BUT THAT WAS ONLY BECUASE THE BLOODY LTTE HELD THE INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS AS A HUMAN SHIELD!

Famlies that were trying to escape were killed... some of those families even had to witness their kids' legs being cut off because they were trying to escape.

OH AND FYI MANY CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN THIS WAR! NOT JUST TAMILS!

Innocent Tamil, Muslim, Sinhala, Burger and Malay citizens were killed! Why is it that it seems like only the tamil deaths count?? what about all those times the LTTE bombed the rest of Sri Lanka?? all those suicide bombers they sent? don't these innocent lives count??

THE LTTE BOMBED SO MANY PLACES IN SRI LANKA KILLING SO MANY PEOPLE... WHAT ABOUT THESE INNOCENT LIVES HUH?!?

LTTE STARTED A WAR.. SO THE DUTY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARMY IS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY.. WHICH IS WHAT THEY DID...

IT IS NOT A GENOCIDE.. IT IS CALLED WAR...

ITS FUNNY HOW THEY CALLED IT WAR TILL THEY KILLED OTHERS AND GAINED LAND.. AND ONCE THEY STARTED TO LOSE .. which means when their people started to die..WHEN THEY STARTED FEELING TH PAIN OF LOSING A LOVED ONE..they started calling it a genocide? wow.

SO ONLY TAMIL DEATHS COUNT???
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE LIVES THAT WE LOST BY LTTE BOMBINGS?? WHAT DO U CALL THAT??

DID U NOT EXPECT THE COUNTRY TO FIGHT BACK??
WHEN U START A WAR.. YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO EITHER WIN OR LOSE... LOSING MEANS EITHER DYING OR SURRENDERING.... WHICH IN THIS CASE THEY DIED... ITS CALLED LOOSING THE WAR... ITS NOT CALLED A GENOCIDE! ITS CALLED LOSING THE WAR WHICH THEY STARTED!

And some of these people who say its a genocide is ignorant to the facts. Just because civilians unluckily got caught in the middle of a war ground thanks to the LTTE;it is not fair to blame it on the Sri Lankan government! They were just doing their duty. They were not aiming at the civilians! They were aiming to wipe out the terrorists! However, unfortunately innocent civilians were caught in the middle of this but it is not fair to say the government killed them!

All the pro-ltte ppl who are shouting at protests because their relatives were killed back home... yes it is extremely sad... but all of you should understand that you are not the only ones who experienced this pain... sinhalese/muslim/maley/burger people of sri lanka have also lost loved ones due to LTTE BOMBINGS. SO STOP ACTING LIKE THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST AFTER YOU! STOP ACTING LIKE ITS A BIG GENOCIDE! NO IT IS NOT! LTTE STARTED KILLING SRI LANKANS! AND NOW WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET A SMART PRESIDENT TO FIGHT BACK AND PUT AN END TO THIS BLOOD SHED!

Also, it's funny how most tamil people say that they are not treated equally and they don't have rights... did you see any sinhalese people living in the North?? If there were any sinhalese people living there, they would be slaughtered. They would be tortured either till they leave or they would be killed! But do you not see how many tamil people are living with the rest of the Sri Lankans all around the island from North to South and East to West??

Anyways back to the point...ALL the civilians(tamils, sinhalese, muslims, maley, burger) were killed BECAUSE of the LTTE!

The Sri Lankan government managed to end this WAR!
They managed to put a stop to the killings of ALL innocent civilians (not just tamils) once in for all !

AND HONESTLY DID YOU THINK YOU WONT BE FAUGHT BACK?? DID YOU THINK YOU COULD JUST WALK STRAIGHT AHEAD AND KEEP KILLING SRI LANKANS ?? SO SHUT UP AND ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF A WAR WHICH U STARTED!
ACCEPT LOSING YOUR RELATIVES... IF YOU KILLED OTHER PEOPLE'S RELATIVES! ITS CALLED A WAR! ITS CALLED LOOOOSING! IT CAN ALSO BE SEEN AS KARMA!

Anyways thankfully now the Sri Lankan citizens can leave the house without worrying about getting bombed before reaching home. The parents don't have to worry till their kids come back home. Workers do not have to worry about being bombed at their work places! Sri Lanka has become a terrorist free country! All Lankans should be proud!

viaravan   May 20th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

The whole world is focusing on the 'dead body' of Piraba. The grave concern about the people who still trapped in the 'no fire zone' were not considered. The troops who did 'humanitarian rescue operation' certainly have killed all the tamils in that area by now. That is why they already told that 'we rescued all the people'. After the first operation, GOSL told that only 15-20 thousand people were in NFZ. Now over the weekend they reported that 80,000 people came out.
The International community should press GOSL to allow NGOs and other humanitarian organization in to the IDP camps. It is very sad that innocent young people who are taken of away in the name of screening for combatants. The whole world is believing damn lies of GOSL propaganda.
As usual UN is only releasing concerning reports. I don't know why BAN Ki Moon is going to SL for a guided tour now. Defintely during this war, Sri lankan tourism industry is earning lot of money due to the useless visit of useless people. If the world concerned about justice for suppressed people, they should show their willingness by now. Uprooting people from their home land and resettling sinhalese in that area is not acceptable. for argument about, if tamils live in sinhala area why not sinhalese not in tamil areas: Tamils were not settled after uprooting of sinhalese from their places.

True Lankan annoyed by the "Genocide of tamils" crap!   May 20th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

OMFG! why do u people keep saying the Sri Lankan government killed innocent tamil civilians and will continue to kill innocent tamil civilians!???

WHEN PRABA AND THE REST OF HIS CREW WERE CORNERED.. THE ONLY REASON THE GOVERNMENT KEPT DELAYING THIS VICTORY WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE TRYING TO SAVE AS MANY INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS AS POSSIBLE!

yes it is very sad that Tamil civilians were killed in the government's effort of eliminating LTTE after decades; BUT THAT WAS ONLY BECUASE THE BLOODY LTTE HELD THE INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS AS A HUMAN SHIELD!

Famlies that were trying to escape were killed... some of those families even had to witness their kids' legs being cut off because they were trying to escape.

OH AND FYI MANY CIVILIANS WERE KILLED IN THIS WAR! NOT JUST TAMILS!

Innocent Tamil, Muslim, Sinhala, Burger and Malay citizens were killed! Why is it that it seems like only the tamil deaths count?? what about all those times the LTTE bombed the rest of Sri Lanka?? all those suicide bombers they sent? don't these innocent lives count??

THE LTTE BOMBED SO MANY PLACES IN SRI LANKA KILLING SO MANY PEOPLE... WHAT ABOUT THESE INNOCENT LIVES HUH?!?

LTTE STARTED A WAR.. SO THE DUTY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARMY IS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY.. WHICH IS WHAT THEY DID...

IT IS NOT A GENOCIDE.. IT IS CALLED WAR...

ITS FUNNY HOW THEY CALLED IT WAR TILL THEY KILLED OTHERS AND GAINED LAND.. AND ONCE THEY STARTED TO LOSE .. which means when their people started to die..WHEN THEY STARTED FEELING TH PAIN OF LOSING A LOVED ONE..they started calling it a genocide? wow.

SO ONLY TAMIL DEATHS COUNT???
WHAT ABOUT ALL THE LIVES THAT WE LOST BY LTTE BOMBINGS?? WHAT DO U CALL THAT??

DID U NOT EXPECT THE COUNTRY TO FIGHT BACK??
WHEN U START A WAR.. YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO EITHER WIN OR LOSE... LOSING MEANS EITHER DYING OR SURRENDERING.... WHICH IN THIS CASE THEY DIED... ITS CALLED LOOSING THE WAR... ITS NOT CALLED A GENOCIDE! ITS CALLED LOSING THE WAR WHICH THEY STARTED!

And some of these people who say its a genocide is ignorant to the facts. Just because civilians unluckily got caught in the middle of a war ground thanks to the LTTE;it is not fair to blame it on the Sri Lankan government! They were just doing their duty. They were not aiming at the civilians! They were aiming to wipe out the terrorists! However, unfortunately innocent civilians were caught in the middle of this but it is not fair to say the government killed them!

All the pro-ltte ppl who are shouting at protests because their relatives were killed back home... yes it is extremely sad... but all of you should understand that you are not the only ones who experienced this pain... sinhalese/muslim/maley/burger people of sri lanka have also lost loved ones due to LTTE BOMBINGS. SO STOP ACTING LIKE THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST AFTER YOU! STOP ACTING LIKE ITS A BIG GENOCIDE! NO IT IS NOT! LTTE STARTED KILLING SRI LANKANS! AND NOW WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET A SMART PRESIDENT TO FIGHT BACK AND PUT AN END TO THIS BLOOD SHED!

Also, it's funny how most tamil people say that they are not treated equally and they don't have rights... did you see any sinhalese people living in the North?? If there were any sinhalese people living there, they would be slaughtered. They would be tortured either till they leave or they would be killed! But do you not see how many tamil people are living with the rest of the Sri Lankans all around the island from North to South and East to West??

Anyways back to the point...ALL the civilians(tamils, sinhalese, muslims, maley, burger) were killed BECAUSE of the LTTE!

The Sri Lankan government managed to end this WAR!
They managed to put a stop to the killings of ALL innocent civilians (not just tamils) once in for all !

Honestly, DID YOU THINK YOU WONT BE FAUGHT BACK?? SO SHUT UP AND ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF A WAR WHICH U STARTED!
ACCEPT LOSING YOUR RELATIVES... IF YOU KILLED OTHER PEOPLE'S RELATIVES! ITS CALLED A WAR! ITS CALLED LOOOOSING! IT CAN ALSO BE SEEN AS KARMA!

Thankfully now the Sri Lankan citizens can leave the house without worrying about getting bombed before reaching home. The parents don't have to worry till their kids come back home. Workers do not have to worry about being bombed at their work places! Sri Lanka has become a terrorist free country! All Lankans should be proud!

Sarva Ganesan   May 20th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Urgent And Warning Do Not Ignore

Hi

There Will Be
Economic Problems
Natural Disaster
Food And Water Shortage
Social Unrest
World War 3
Epidemic

Unless If you

Stop Killing Innocent
Take Care Of The Earth
Take Care Of Poverty
Stop The Corruption
Limit Digging The Earth

And Lot More

Sarva.

AlexPandian   May 20th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Post colonial Sri Lankan Govts miss managed the country and committed many crime against humanity. Many many Mass murders,Jail massacres,Anti Tamil programs,Anti JVP program,Burning Tamil cultural center,Aid workers massacre, journalists murders....... and the list is long and continuing with genocidal proportion to War crime.So far nobody brought to the law book of the country.
Many Sri lankans know who the culprits were but scared to show the fingers or write about them.
This severe culture of impunity is created the LTTE. Tamils were armed by India and Sri lanka several times. LTTE's cause of arm struggle isn't wrong, few of their methods are wrong.
The Main culprit is the Govt showed deaf year to Tamil question and dragged their feet for 30 years nefariously did the ethnic cleansing to win the Tamil's political struggle instead of creating a credible peace .
The current situation really look like, you drunk kill the child and beat your wife severely and broken her teeth and bones and delighted to keep the marriage forcefully. And disgustingly want to make love with her while she was bleeding and don't even have any moral feeling at all .
LETS TAMILS DECIDE THEIR OWN DESTINY

Nolies   May 20th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

The War Aren't Over.

The LTTE leader aren't dead, just some propoganda from the sri lankan Goverment. The Sri lankan Goverment had lied hundreds times. If we say that the LTTE leader and we believe that he fleed away in a ambulance, why in the HELL do he take his ID-Card with him, and if the video they show us is real how the HELL has he became younger. They are moving his head like a doll that will be really harder, cause he will if he had died he will be stiff.

Yes, we tamils out side sri lankan can see in better perspective than the sinhaleese in their own country, because we aren't getting influenced by the Sinhaleese goverments properganda, and we can see more neutral medias than the goverment controlled TV stations.

A clear evidence on that not all Sinhaleese are evil is that when we all saw that the Sinhaleese Goverment didn't even have a single milimeter rescpect towards death TAMIL people and had removed their organs from their bodies, What have the done with the organs??
The Person who showed the world about that horror was a Sinhalees Priest.

The LTTE leader aren't a Busines man or what some Sinhaleese people have called, he are a person that weren't afraid for the goverment, and if he was a businessman or what the Sinhaleese call him, he wouldn't have sacrified he own son in the war. Yes, he are still alive.

A person asked if we get the Eelam we all will be moving there, the answer will be NO. There are also Sinhaleese people in other lands than Sri Lanka, even though they have their own land, why haven't they ALL be in Sri Lanka??

Let the Sinhaleese talk, if they don't say something against the LTTE and say something againt the Sinhaleese goverment instead, they will be arrested and seen as a Tamil tiger and be totured.

Tamilan   May 20th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

I think that the war in Srilanka is not really over besause the war began 40 years ago and how do you stop and forget it in 3- 4 months. The war will be really over when the two part of the population will be free and have the same rights.

Yoha   May 20th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Tamils will fight until they get equal rights from Sinhala Buddhist regimes

Yoha   May 20th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Freedom never be granted. It must be got by force. Look at world history for independence stories...

Anandan   May 20th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

CNN/ Attn: Anderson Cooper/ AC360/
Dear Mr. Cooper,

I am 9 months old, i do not even know, my name, my Race, Religion, or the Country that i lay dead, just right now, at this very moment, my soul is still circling around the Carnage, That just took place, killing of 30000, innocent people around me, including 3000, Children's & my Parents just hours ago on May 19th 2009..

May be there would have been a different, if i were born in some part of USA, may be i have the guarantee, that no one will kill me, in the name of race or Religion. And America, will do anything, to get one of their Citizen, from any part of the World, even sacrificing its armed forces,
Who knows had i borne in the USA, i would be one day, may be the President of USA, like Barack Obama,.

But the Whole World, the UN, USA & IC, are just watching, knowing, all whats going on, for the past 45 years, for them, we are some Chicken, and some Necks.

Would you please do something, to bring this genocide to the World awareness.
so that i can rest in peace.

AlexPandian   May 20th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

United Nations, who is supposed to be a guardian for the oppressed people in the world turned out to be a silent spectator of a man made disaster that has taken the lives of many thousands. There is a conspiracy behind this whole war game. China was initially blocking every attempt that was made by UK and France to discuss the Sri Lankan issue in the Security Council. Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff Vijay Nambiar was sent to Sri Lanka to organise a cease fire. He failed to secure a ceasefire and returned back after meeting the Sri Lankan and Indian officials. Interestingly Vijay Nambiar couldn't achieve anything constructive in his visit and he had also refused to meet the reporters. This `unbiased` negotiator, who appears to actually be on the payroll of the Sri Lankan government, though indirectly, something that is obviously known to the United Nations. Vijay Nambiar`s brother (Satish Nambiar) is a paid consultant for the Sri Lankan army, and has been since 2002. Is there any link between the UN and the Sri Lankan army`s paid consultant? UN has once again proved to the world that it is no longer a trust worthy international body that can protect the vulnerable.

Puli Shanthan   May 20th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

srilankan goverment is a terrorist and the world knows how crusily they killed all innocent kids and woman. In their view all the tamils are enemies and they have this war against the race not against terror.

Singalese have no sense of humor if they would have then we won't be hearing all these nonsense, come on ppl why can't you use your common sense after you see all these innocent kids flush you still things thats the governments doing the rite things? WE tamils wants our rite and we will fight till we get out rights it was prabaharan who lead us and they re will be someone else will come to lead us.

So this is not a end and we will be against the genocide

Nolies   May 20th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

hey #True Lankan annoyed by the "Genocide of tamils" crap!#

Not only Tamil kills count every life counts. 100.000 TAMIL people has been killed and stil being killed, that what we are calling genocide. 100.00 life killed in 3 months, 33.333 life killed in 1 month, 8333,25 killed in a week, 1111 in one day in that period.

You are saying that the goverment tried to help the people that was caught, the goverment said several times that there only was Tigers back in the conflict zone. So i don't know how the hell they can help somebody that they claim that isn't existing.

You are saying that the goverment just did the duty, so it's okay to kill people if you just make your duty, what a weird policy you have.

Vithiya   May 20th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

No, defenitly the war in SL is not over! The GoSL just tried to kill the voices of the Tamils for their rights for self determination, under the cloak “War against terror”, but do not mention the terror they were practicing over almost 60 years now against the Tamils, after the colonial period. As long as the SL does not answer with political justice to this vast discrimination of an ethnic population, there will be the movement of all Tamil people, the LTTE! No one talks about the cause, why the LTTE was formed and tries to find righteous solution for the Tamils, even not the International Community…

I only can repeat myself: As long as the SL does not answer with political justice to this vast discrimination of an ethnic population, there WILL be the movement of all Tamil people, the LTTE! And the military action of the GoSL cannot stop this; it even aligns the Tamils stronger to fight for the rights, which are basic rights of every born human in this world!!!

Myooran   May 20th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Sri Lankan Singhalese majority Governments started Systematic Tamil Genocide(eg: 1956 Singhala Only and 1956 Violance against Tamils). Freedom struggle is in many forms, but LTTE was popular among them. The freedom fight for Tamils will continue in many other paths until they reach their final destiny.

Roshini   May 20th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

tamils & ltte are the same once again to fool ppl -.-
There is NO DOUBT that SL government is killing tamil ppl

TAMIL LANKANS NVR DIE ( JENNY)   May 20th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Parabhakaran is TamilPeople's HEROOO. IT NVR BE false...
muttal sl goven.

As All we know, SL govn. cheated. Prabha. is not dead. He is Still alive...He'll cum out oneday, and that time SL govern. should be shamed... That day is not so far...

sam   May 20th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

singala goverment celebrating victory of killing 25000 innocent Tamil people( since january). Is this a victory?,

300000 poeple sitting inside the camp. there are no food, no mediation and living under tent,

also young woman and man taken away from camp and sexualy abuse, torture and killed for their kidney, eyes and ect......

world Tamils are not going wactch this horror any more. They want separate state for Tamils who live inside Srilanka.

war will carry-on untill Tamils get justice. Singala goverment bring this discrimination since 1952 when announce singala language.

Tamils always been discriminating and killed by Singala Government.

Sanjeetha de silva   May 20th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

War in Sri Lanka is never end, until Tamils in Sri Lanka lives with respect and dignity. Even though, I am a Sinhalese, i know how Tamil people are struggling in the island. Unless, Tamils get an equal rights, there will be another PRABAKARAN.

ARUNA WIJAYARATNA   May 20th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

WAR,TERROR who made it 1983,1977,1957 tamil civilian killed our area.that time our leader are Government terrorist until now.If Sri Lanka continue this genocide, somebody will come again. so open the media let them in.uno let in why their blocking.

Raja   May 20th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

ASA Chan, it seems to be a agent of state of terrorism. Anyway, The war on Tamils is not OVER!. Our freedom fight will continue.

"Why UN, UK , USA named them as a Terror Organization ?" – ASA Chan

Here is the answer for you, because they want to sell arms and make profit. They don't want to settle this problem peacefully. Remember they add the LTTE to terror list when LTTE was on peace talks.

We Tamils knows how many Tamils got killed by the terrorist Sri Lankan government. You lived in the south and you never feel the heat of the war zone. Whatever you say the comments looks like you have blood in your hand.

When government impose the war on Tamils, we Tamils form LTTE to fight against it. LTTE is a product of the cause not the cause. The Sri Lankan terrorist government kills Tamils without letting the media in the war zone. That doesn't mean they didn't kill Tamils. Maybe you can fool the world not Tamils.

Celebrating 'victory day' for killing 50 000 Tamils?

THE WAR ON TAMILS IS NOT OVER.

New Zealand Tamilan   May 20th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

See very soon Sarath Fonseka will kill Mahinda and take power. Indian RAW have already started that ..........Very soon this will happen.....Because they dont want peace in Sri Lanka.

Gowthaman   May 20th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

No,the war is just started for tamil people between sinhala people.

Concern Citizen   May 20th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

The war is not over yet. Didn't you hear that there were clashes in the East of the country? The war will take different form in Sri Lanka.

Did anyone notice the conflict of interest in the appointment of Vijay Nambiar as the UN envoy to Sri Lanka while his brother Satish Nambiar is working as a consultant to Sri Lanka Military and SL President?

NUWAN   May 20th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Mahinda Rajapaksha fuck ur self...

PRAGEETH   May 20th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Dear IC, atleast now let us live in Peace....we will take care of our tamil brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, Diaspora keep your dirty dream to your self and try of find another land or a country to carry on your so called "freedom struggle" .. Now the big problem is for the diaspora ,that they have lost their biggest "revenue maker".. Shame on you , that you pawn your own brothers and sisters to make a mere buck..

Nalini   May 20th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

The war is not over. Srilankan Terrorist Govt killed innocent Tamil people without any witness. Srilankan Govt said they ended the war and killed LTTE 2 days ago. But still SL Govt didn't allow any media or human rights group to the war zone. SL Govt is going to hide all the evidence and then they will call them after that. More than 200,000 innocent Tamil people killed by SL Terrorist Govt.
I lived there for 20 years. I know the SL Terrorist Govt and army. 25 years ago SL airforce put stools(human) in a barrel and put it as a bomb in Tamil area. I saw that in front of my eyes. I saw so many people deaths by this war.
In all the war zone in this world, media and aid group is there but only in Srilanka the Govt never allowed any media. Why world can't understand this? Media pls open your eyes and go there and help the innocent Tamil people are treated as slaves in the country.
IF GOVT TREATING TAMIL PEOPLE AS SECOND CLASS CITIZEN.. WAR IS GOING TO COTINUE.. PLS HELP THE INNOCENT PEOPLE..

Tom Thambiah   May 20th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

The sinhalese racist government with the help of India , some corrupted UN officers and China have murdered the freedom fighters with lies. They cannot win the hearts and minds of tamils with their racist and terrorist agenda unless they accept the tamil grievances and impliment a real solution.

NUWAN   May 20th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

panamarathila wavalam, pulihaluke savalaam....
Mahinda Rajapaksha sethupoo..

Truth and Justice   May 20th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Since Sri Lankan declared victory, if the 'war' really is over, then why doesn't the Sri Lankan Gov't allow independent Media into the 'safe zone'??? What do they have to hide? Perhaps the true number of innocent civilians they have killed? Recent news states Sri Lankan Army is utilizing chemical weapons to burn dead bodies to deflate # of casualties. Sri lanka is STILL NOT ALLOWING ACCESS TO MEDIA OR HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS INTO THE AFFECTED ZONE. What hypocrisy!?! The Sri Lankan Gov't is responsible for a number of WAR CRIMES. The Rajapase nai's will be put in jail for good!! The truth will come out soon enough

The Sri Lankan government is blinding the world by creating propaganda and conspiracies that the war is over and the LTTE has been squashed and thus the Tamils' struggle is over. This is far from the truth and the Tamils' struggle will never be diminished. We will not rest until we get back what is rightfully ours, our TAMIL EELAM!!!

Raju   May 20th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Prabhakaran Is Savior Not Terrorist!!

Raj   May 20th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

I think this is the new begining. Since, sinhala government killed more than 35, 000 innocent tamil people, 99% of the tamils live around the world realized that we need have our land to live with peace and dignity. I very well know, till sinhala pikkus and uncivilized military in power, tamil people never going to live in peace in Sri Lanka. When I was growing up in Colombo it was never like this, I grew up with sinhala people like brothers and sisters. But, Mahinda's govt create this crises to his personal benefit, and sinhala moda people follow his preach without what he has done his mowbima.
Until, Mahinda and his brothers realize the real need for tamil people and respect that, real war would never end.It's so sad that children who were looking for food, are fed with bullet and shells by barbaric Sinhala army, not sure how they go to sleep in peace.

Jayaweywa.............minimaru lankan hamuthawa.......

Gnanam   May 20th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

War is not over yet. This is only an intermission. Lets wait and see how the second half is going to unfold. The Tamils will celebrate the ending with the creation of Tamil Eelam. A note on the Sinhala celebrations: No Human with right mind will joyce and celebrate at the death of thousands of civilians, children, women and the old. It could only happen in Sinhala Bhudist Srilanka. What a Shame to mankind.

Kannan   May 20th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

The war will not end until Tamil get their rights. However it is a big question how they are going to give it to Tamil? There will be a solution or equal right to sinhala majority people once they killed all Tamils. Srilankan government has fooled all international community and bring to an end of its one part of GENOCIDE on 18/05/2009. This is not the first and not last.

UK, USA and majority of countires banned LTTE. By doing this what they have helped or given an unwritten authority to Kill Tamils, to Srilankan Government. Did any international community asked Sri Lankan Goverment how many people were killed in the war in which they won?

UN and USA used their sources to bring the truth of Serbia conflict but why they did not monitor the Genocide did they help to Srilankan Government to do what ever they want, because were are elected by Sinhala majorty people?

Whereabouts of three doctors, Medical Superintendent Dr. Shanmugarajah who was attending the wounded at the makeshift hospital at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal junior school, Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) doctors, Dr. Varatharajah and Dr Sathiyamoorthy, arrested by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) after fleeing the Safety Zone Saturday, are still unknown, and several Rights groups feared for doctors' lives, sources in Colombo said. The three doctors were earlier praised by the UN for their heroic services to the wounded during trying conditions of war. NO DOUBT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE THEY WILL BE A ULTIMATE WITNESS FOR THEIR WAR CRIME IN THE MASSACRE.

WE HOPE ONLY PEOPLE CAN HELP TO PEOPLE.

Saleem   May 20th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

No, if the war is over the SL government would have withdrawn their Sinhalese Armed Forces from all the Tamil areas. These armed forces abduct young men and women to be abused sexually and as slaves.

Tamils who were bombed out of the conflict zone said to Channel 4 News and BBC that their daughters, sons and husbands are taken away by the Sinhalese soldiers not be seen again.

John   May 20th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until there is a solution for the tamil minority.

The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians

pirasa   May 20th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

The war not finish

Sinhalese people of spirit is something to make violence against Tamil people in the capital Colombo and across Sri Lanka

gayathiri   May 20th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

The many tamil people civilians killid in sri lanka govrment.WAR is not over!

Tamilabimani   May 20th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Dear Sinhalese (Srilankan),

I understand that you are upset by us. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry.

Today, it is the "barbarism of LTTE terrorism", yesterday it was the Federal party, before that it was the "favouritism of the British". It appears that Tamils, who could achieve equality and who, therefore, could live, upset you.

Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. You were upset in 1956, in 1958, in 1961 and in 1977 and went on acts of arson, rape, pillage, murder and plain barbarity and we were scornfully asked to go to the Federal party for help.

Of course, dear Sinhalese, long before there was a Tamil tiger, we the Tamil people – upset you. And we go back a long way in the history of Sinhala upset. We upset the "Great" Sinhala King Dutugemunu and you still use his "history" to teach your young ones to be more upset by us.
Reds are upset and monks are upset. The radical Sinhalese are upset and the gentle "Sinhalese moderates" are upset. We upset the Sinhala Hamudawa who massacred tens of thousands of us; we upset the Sinhala police who, collaborated with rioters and killed, burnt and slaughtered untold numbers of us.

And it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear Sinhalese that we decided to leave you – in a manner of speaking – and establish a Tamil state. The reasoning was that living in close contact with you, as resident-strangers, we upset you, irritate you and disturb you. What better notion, then, than to leave you (and thus love you) – and have you love us and so, we decided to come home – home to the same land we were driven to in 1983
Having left you and your pogroms and riots, having taken our leave from you to live alone in our own little state of Tamil Eelam, we continue to upset you.

Well, dear Sinhalese, consider the reaction of a normal Tamil from Tamil Eelam:

In 1956 and 1958 and 1961 and 1977, there was no "Tamil terrorism" to impede peace between Tamils and Sinhalese. Indeed, there was no Kotias (Tigers) to upset anybody. Nevertheless, the same Sinhalese slaughtered thousands of Tamils in Hingurakgoda, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya and Colombo . Indeed, in 1958 so many Tamil men, women and children were mercilessly hunted down in Polonaruwa Sugar plantation.

Dear Sinhalese, why did you massacre hundreds of Tamils in one day in 1958? Why did you carry out the1977 pogrom and made 75,000 refugees. Could it have been your anger over Tiger terrorism in 2007? And why were thousands of Tamil men, women and children slaughtered in pogroms between 1956-83? Was it because Sinhalese were upset over Tiger terrorism in 1996?

The same twisted faces, the same hate, the same cry of "para demala" (foreign Tamils!) that we hear and see today, were seen and heard then. The same people, the same dream – Sinhala Buddhism only. What you failed to do yesterday, you dream of today.

Dear Sinhalese, you stood by and cheered on when the Sinhala police burnt down our beloved Jaffna library.
You stood by when Sinhala police massacred attendees at an International Tamil Cultural event in Jaffna .

You contributed and stood by in 1983 genocide, wildly cheered by wild mobs in every Sinhala town and city in your land.
You drove millions of Tamils to the North-East, thus suggesting Tamil Eelam is our only Homeland. When we come here to establish Tamil Eelam, alas that upsets you again.
It appears that you are hard to please.

And since we know that the Sinhalese dream daily of our extinction, we will do everything possible to remain alive in our own homeland. If that bothers you, dear Sinhalese, well? – think of how many times in the past you bothered us.

In any event, dear Sinhalese, if you are bothered by us, here is one Tamil who could not care less and, frankly doesn't give a damn!

John   May 20th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Anyone can say obviously it's not over because which can be erupted in different manner.
Here the matter is not the LTTE or Prabahakran, that we may say as "single point of failure" ,that’s finished .Pls look at the people.

Tamil people always respect all the countries and if you look at history which had been proofed. Why Tamil people are making this protest???(Instead they can sit back at home or work because they are living in a freedom country, why they don't do...),I think this the historic moment all our people thought together or realised and they came out to the streets.
Even though why all these activities seems to be worthless?, WE AS A PEOPLE REALISED THAT AT LAST WE DONT" HAVE ANYONE TO SAFE OUR COMMUNITY IN THE SRILANKA SO WE ARE BEGGING TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO HELP (I mean please don't believe SL goverment what they say because you would understand that they never do or did as they say instead we want your direct involvement.)

-Sri lanka is a tiny country, huge amount of people have been killed, why media doesn't reveal any of them in large scale.
-Now what they do is ,they brutally killed in last a few days attacks even they came out for surrendering to army.(While so called unwanted LTTE released 7 army personals. think about their human being reflection on the other hand see what the goverment does or did!!! THAT"S THEIR NATURE BAHAVIOUR )

-In fact Singala people are good ,i ' m really telling they are quite nice. but they are being convinced or undermined by high-level goverment people.

-SO please IC look this last chance please get involved directly and Physically, if you don't do so in the next war OUR PEOPLE ARE GOINING TO EXTINCT EXTINCT EXTINCT......

-So please don't believe at a single point reveal to any solution which being told by SL goverment. we want IC To get involved...,

-If you look at them now a days it seem they say like they would kill all tamils no one can ask about it. Because it's their nation....so rude...so rude.....

-If international community gave us the solution and must be involved, tamil people always, generation by generation, grateful to you please......

-Our pains are huge can't describe everything please; we honour media like CNN to play the realistic role in our problem.

-If you (CNN) and many large medias act on this bit more sensitively and realistically to convey to the appropriate level for at least for long lasting solutions.(BUT WE WANT YOUR AND IC INTERVENTION PHYSICALLY ) (to safe ..so called extinction of Tamils in srilanka)

Nirojan   May 20th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

The war never will be end until we get tamil eelam . Pirabakaran anna will be back . No one can destroyed him !

Culas   May 20th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until there is a solution for the tamil minority.
The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians. Rajapaksa killed more than 25, 000 Tamil innocent people within 04 months.
The worst genocide of the history of man kind. The perpetrators are the worst ever seen war criminals, psychopaths Rajapakse & his colleagues. We denounce Rajapkse, the UN for being a silent partner not even condemning and the international community for keeping silence in the issue. The world would soon realize and repent for turning the deaf ear to the protests hailed by the Tamil community all over the world and the war is far from over.

I'am a Sri Lankan   May 20th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

CAN all LTTE suopporters take note of this.....you people have been collecting money and sending it to the LTTE to fight for a so called 'your own state' for all these 30 yesrs...I think if you have any feeling for your kind this is the time you should act. you should send double the amount you sent before to help build the lifes of your people!!!
The point is the LTTE never had a feeling for your kind, if so why did they hold tamil civilians as shields? WHY did your leader force others to eat cyanide but he did'nt??? Why did your leader recruit young children to fight but his children were safe and sound getting higher education overseass????

I think its time you people unstood that the LTTE never cared about the tamil people ...alll they wanted was terrorism!!!

Why do you people call this a genocide..... this is war...I totally agree with the coments of 'true lankan' ..... when your LTTE blasted bombs all over sri lanka and killed thousands and thousnads of people what do you call that????? you loosers should use you brains more ...think before you talk !!!!
I salute the Sri lankan Armed forces for their bravery in ending this WAR and bring peace to our country !!!!!

Edh   May 20th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

WAR IS NOT OVER . I am giving answer because , Asha Chan gave some wrong answers to mislead others same as SL govt I think he is watching the correct channel , which speaks truth
1. (”No International Media has been allowed into the IDP camps or the conflict zone.” )
This statement is False. the SL gov allow International Media to enter the zones and report to there medias. but they are destroy those chances by reporting false information.
Ex: Channel 4 reporters.
Sorry for you, until now media is not allowed not only in the war zone but also in refugee camps.
Reason:To hide the war crime
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2.( “Sri Lankan Government rejected calls from the ICRC to get full unhindered access into the conflict zone and the IDP camps.”)
ICRC already was there. who else transport foods to LTTE controlled Areas? This is a false accusation .
You are not updated, since last week ICRC could not go their because of the shelling , bombing of SL gov
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3. Local 24 Hour tip line has been set up in Sri Lanka to report anyone who criticizes the Sri Lankan Military or the Government.
Yeah that was necessary . because a lot of LTTE supporters where there reporting false information about the War and SLA also SL gov. so they need to put a team to report those misleads . (That’s what the USA CIA Doing right? . think about it)
Govt tried to hide all their crimes but could not succeeded 100%

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4. Even Sri Lankan media has yet to enter the conflict zone.
This is the biggest lie. anyone can search for the youtube videos reported by Sri Lankan Local Medias . anyone can ask them to prove this . they will supply whole the Reports they gather since 2007 the time war was started.
ITN – Independent Television Network (http://itn.lk/)
Rupavahini – http://www.rupavahini.lk/
Derana TV – http://www.derana.lk/
Those videos were taken by SL forces, not by media.
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5. Medias who criticized the government were kicked out of the country.
Ex. Channel 4 News Team
“criticized the government ” exactly . look LTTE is a known Terror group and they have a Fake media group all over the world . some countries support for this terror . Look UK named LTTE as a Terror group but they are supported to LTTE under the desk. All the ppl except LTTE supporters know this. SO Channel 4 reporting the false news reports to the media and Gov needs to kick them out. it’s the real truth. Think if USA face this problem how they react???????. if some one needs to know what’s going on with the refugy camps in Sri Lanka Come and see it for your self.
Still permission is not granted even for aids agencies to see these camps, Now your Barbarian govt, is busy with destroying the evidence for the War crime.
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6. Families separated and placed in different camps.
also the above factors apply. please come to SL and see it for your self that if it true or false. but do not even try to report false information or you will be kicked. cos srilankan is a United country and do not owe any thing to any one
You may not know, but the families are separated , it is 100% true, personally know some stories.I know a woman with her 5 months old baby in Vavuniya camp, she asked the forces to go out to buy milk powder for her baby because she could get milk powder in camp BUT she is not allowed.If you want I will give connect you to confirm this(if SL army allowed)
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7. Detained three doctors who treated thousands of wounded in the conflict zone. There whereabouts are unknown.
Ask the Army Intelligent services about this lie. they are detained for questioning about the false information they supplied. so gov has to arrest them and question them.
Update for you:Barking Dog G.Rambukkele said that they did not arrest any doctors.(pl update your news before you write) If you say this is lies , why still Gov can not allow the international media, because SL govt. is doing war crimes and they want to destroy the evidence
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8. (”The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to suspend the distribution of emergency supplies to as many as 300,000 people displaced”)
hahaha Please understand this is a lie . there is not more than 200,000 ppl in the confilit zone . so how can 300,000 ppl displaced. Also there is a Population registry in the Sri Lankan GOV you can check if you want. there is only 170,000 registered population in the Nothern Zone of the country. so this is a big lie. please understand it if you can.
First Gov, said only 70, 000 later said already 200,000,. Did the 130,000 from other planet?1st teach your gov, calculations.
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9. Rape, torture, mutilation, and murder inside these camps continue.
SO sad to hear it. Army has families in there homes to satisfy their Sexual needs. This was what happened In LTTE Controlled camps . cos they can’t marry some one . it’s a Rule if the LTTE. so how can they Have sex relationship with some one? think about it
The whole world know the discipline of your Army .They were kicked out from Haiti because they did rape & sexual abuse there also. Do you know, the wild animal will behave wherever he is, whether in country or in forest?
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10. Sri Lankan Government has lost more than 30,000 troops and claiming victory. The fallen soldiers hasn’t been acknowledged as the whole Pro-Sinhalese groups are busy celebrating a bittersweet victory.
If some one or some group wins they need to celebrate . we wont forget those Solders who gave their life to destroy Terror from the World. so every one in the world must thank for SLA solders to fight against terror .UK, USA , France and so much other countries speak with responsibility to destroy the Terror and remove the Terror from the world. so they must know that Sri Lanka teach them a lesson by wiping out the Terror from SL .
SL army who is a aggressor of Tamil land is getting help from India , China, Russia also used forbidden gas and chemical weapons.Sl force has nothing in their head, but LTTE fight alone because they have the capability
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The truth is Sinhalese are afraid for separation because they always live under the Tamils wealth.I challenge you , Sinhalese can not live with out Tamils help.

Venu Weerakkodige   May 20th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

we dont care what the outside world says. in srilanka, for the srilankans the war is over forever. no more terrorists and no more of a begining of any terrorist will take place. so this voting session is just for fun . even if the the vote " no" or "yes" or "yes, for now" goes high srilanka does not care. even if the NO goes acquires high vote prabhakaran is not going to be alive. this is nonsense. this is just waste of time. i dont know while having proof that the war is over by killing the worlds most dangerous terrorist leader prabhakaran, while people have to keep going after the questiong "is the war over?" WELL EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW THE MAN IS DEAD, ITS TIME FOR SRILANKA'S MASSIVE PROGRESS AND SUCCESS. SO ALL THE JEALOUS PEOPLE AND COUNTRIES, WILL HAVE TO SUFFER THEIR JEALOUSY BECAUSE SRILANKA IS GOING TO BE A UNIQUE STAR THAT WILL GLOW FOREVER IN THE WORLD MAP. BARE IN MIND, THIS VOTING IS NOT GOING TO EFFECT SRILANKA IN ANY WAY. SO USE THIS TIME FOR SOMETHING WORTHWHILE. THANKYOU!

prashan   May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

War will be over for a short time…

but the genocide on tamils will continue

kareen   May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

how come the GOSL "doesn't know" whereabouts of the three doctors who were working relentlessly to save the innnocent people in the war zone?? i mean if the GOSL has indeed rescued all people from the war zone surely they must know what happend to them.

and plese don't say that these doctors were never existed or never even heard of them before!!!

sasi   May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Dear All (who belive the reality)

The war will never end untill they forget that touchier which is singalies did on the tamil peoples and change tha rules of politics wich is who prasidant of srilanka the one should be singalis's budhist.

Raaji   May 20th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

The war will never until Tamils gets what they righteously deserve and rightly so. When we say government, it should represent the whole population, only in Sri Lanka the Government means just Singhalese!!

LTTE is not terrorist group, it's THE tamil government who got fed up and realised the war was the answer..

Only good thing from the Government's actions, is that Sri Lankan tamils are more educated intellectuals and are all around the world. This is not the end..

Culas   May 20th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

War will continue until Sinhalese give the solution to the Tamil community. Sinhala forces can encroach the land by force with the support of India, Pakistan, Iran and China.

War monger psychopaths, ugly, torn, racialists. A person who should be tried among the Tamil mass, prosecuted and should be executed by Tamil diaspora for destroying the entire Tamil race, who should not be pardoned even to defend himself, he does not have any legitimate right to live anymore. The worst ever seen "Genocidal Rajapakse and his brothers"

Maura   May 20th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

I'm a German of Japanese origin living in Sri Lanka for more than 6 years now. To reveal the truth as a third party not belonging to either the majority of Sinhalese or Tamils in the country, I'm truly disappointed about how the international community including US and EU respond to the situation in Sri Lanka. Even though some groups try to misinterpret the actual situation in the country for their own personal benefit, I would like to provide some of my personal views.

There are five nationalities in this country-Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and Malay. Sinhalese have a persistently recorded history of more than 2500 years and other records reveal their existence for more than 5000 years, hence is the majority of the country. Tamils have sailed from Southern India in numerous occasions mostly due to political reasons and also have a long recorded history of existence, and Muslims the same. Burgher people are descendants of mostly Portuguese, Dutch and Britishers intermingled with local community, and are very few as a percentage and Malay, even fewer.

As to the historical records and my knowledge, all the other minorities have lived in peace with Sinhalese throughout the history. But in the beginning of the 1980's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) killed 13 Sinhalese army soldiers in Jaffna and this made way to many ruthless riots between Sinhalese and Tamils in many other parts of the country, as the former attack misled some angered Sinhalese gangs to believe that "Tamils killing Sinhalese" as LTTE was not popular as a terrorist group by the time. But even throughout the riots, many of the Sinhalese and Muslims have tried to save the lives of Tamils despite the brutal activities of some gangs and the rioting has continued for nearly a one week till the police shot 15 Sinhalese rioters dead. Yet LTTE’s high profile attacks and brutal assassinations of all ethnicities continued for more than 25 years, giving immense harm for every aspect of the Sri Lankan society.

However, this particular incident and other crimes of LTTE is widely spread in LTTE supporting medias as “Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka” trying to show as Sinhalese responsible for their own deeds. Yet I should say there’s no such genocide of Tamils or what so ever in any part of this country except for LTTE killing their own people to fulfill their personal desires. LTTE has massacred and bombarded tens of thousands of civilians in this country regardless of their race. They have also murdered many Tamil leaders who held very democratic views and who tried to show the world the true side of this terror group-like Hon. Luxman Kadiragamar.

I should also say something that really captured my heart. Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and other nations live very peacefully in Colombo and other parts of the country except in LTTE dominating areas. I, as an outsider can actually not recognize the difference of Tamils and Sinhalese by their looks (they all look alike), but when I saw people living so attached and fond of each other, and after some time when I got to know that some of them are Sinhalese and Tamils, It really amazed me as I was thinking they hate each other so badly. But I was wrong; I got to know the truth only after I actually started living here. Tamils are provided with all equal rights just as Sinhalese in the country and live in harmony with all other races.

Even though I had a strong faith in CNN, I’m highly disappointed about the way you report news about the situation in Sri Lanka. I kindly request you to actually come down to this country and take your time for some research, and you’ll find amazing stories which would actually shock you. If you talk to the Tamil people here who lived in LTTE territories, you would collect actual true facts about the ruthless nature of LTTE, and fair, steady nature of the government who tries so hard to save Tamil civilians’ rights. Do not ever dare to gather information from the Tamil Diaspora, whom I believe have NO right to comment on the situation in Sri Lanka, without even living and actually going through what these people of all races have gone through. As an executive of the immigration sector, I believe is one reason for the Tamil Diaspora to continue on issuing false information regarding the situation in Sri Lanka, is majority of them have fled from the country as refugees and they’re worried about coming back to the country (if the peace proceeds here), as they cannot make much good living here in a developing country, hence want the war to continue.

LTTE supporting Medias show the videos of their own massacres of Tamil people whom they kept as hostages and killed brutally for trying to escape and flee to the army troops. Most of the young teenagers’ limbs were cut off and let them die so mercifully on the roads as to fear other Tamil people trying to escape from them. I got to know these straight from the Tamil civilians who fled from the LTTE territories recently during the rescue operations, and referring to some other reliable sources and seeing those videos by myself. Thus, I believe that it’s your responsibility to reveal the truth and truth only as an extremely liable media channel like CNN.

Truth   May 20th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

The war is far from over. As I was reading some of the comments, few things stood out: The heatread that Sinhalese people have towards Tamil People and the lack of English knowledge, obviously these people have short vocabulary. This is the first time I see people being refered to as dogs. FYI to those who are totally unaware of whats going on in SriLanka, the SriLankan government was not able to defeat the LTTE by them self, only with the help of India and China were you able to face the LTTE. I believe there is a word to describe this, "COWARDS". Just ask your self, why did the War start in the first place? If the Sinhalese people and the government treated the Tamil people equally from the begining you would not have had this problem. I am not saying all Sinhalese people are bad. My whole family was saved by a sinhlase family. We were saved from a sinhalase mob in 1983 riot. From, my experience only 10% of Sinhalese can be considered to be humane. Its very sad! You have proved it to be the truth, by your own comments made against the Tamil people above.

tamilan0001   May 20th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

hi dear singala friends
by telling to your president to give political solution to tamil minority try to avoid separation of tamil eelam. this is the last chance to u all. think and think

SINhalagirl   May 20th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

it is evident in the posts by my fellow Sinhalese counterparts that what sparked the war in the first place is still existant now–namely the Sinhalese's unfounded claim that Sri Lanka only belongs to them and not the Tamils and further that the Tamils should 'go back to Tamil Nadu in India'. This further propels my belief that the war is not truly over because as long as we, the Sinhalese, carry on this mindset,the war will never be over.Iam a Sinhalese Buddhist and never have i been so ashamed to classify myself as such.The world wanted the LTTE to lay down its arms and it did so let the healing begin and let's not promulgate this unfounded ideology that Sri Lanka is not home to Tamils because it is.We all are equal and if all of u Sinhalese out there making bigoted comments, can please revise the teachings of Buddha, that'd be nice and DO NOT EVER use Buddha's name in vane because He would be very ashamed of u for purposely misconstruing His teachings and using it to kill and slander a whole race of people. IN SOLIDARITY!!!

P.Nanthakumar.   May 20th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Now only the real war started! ! ! Wait and see.................

Prem   May 20th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

This war got started between these two countries Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka was for Tamils to live peacefully in their homeland Tamil Eelam..
Nowadays.. Tamils are in Sri Lankan Government's Nazi Concentration Camps (ex: Vavuniya, Trincomalee..etc) and in Open Jails (Jaffna, Batticaloa...etc) now. Thousands of Tamils in the war zone are injured to dead, 3 Tamil doctors and even a Sri Lankan Member of Parliament (born to be Tamil) got captured by Sri Lankan military and not even NGOs or ICRC have not given or limited access to these camps... to see thier condititons..
Above are several of many reasons why Tamils are still and will be fighting... Yes! World Tamils joined in solidarity now under our one and only leadership to reach our goal Tamil Eelam where all Tamils can live peacefully with equal rights!
Hope to see "Can we see a democratic – united (Sinhalese, Burgers, Moores, and Tamils) Sri Lanka?" as the next poll here on CNN!
NOTE: Majority of the votes will be 'NO'
Thanks!!

jeya   May 20th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Tamil people can live with singalesh because
most of singalesh are –
they do not like tamil at all,
they not think themself only listen the racist budish monks
they are heartless people-15000 thousan innocent tamil died only last 3 months -they dont say any single word abou the deads.

SO ONLY SOLUTION IS SEPARATE COUNTRY FOR TAMILS.

Harish   May 20th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

@True Lankan annoyed by the "Genocide of tamils" crap!
You said you can leave home not worrying about being bombed...but Tamils still leave home not knowing whether they would return home, or end up in concentraion camp for years..just get out of Sinhala Territory and become a Tamil and experience the struggle we go through. Why don't you brag about GOSL killing Lasantha (your very own journalist who stood for the rights of minority & Human rights)...
How many times you've bombed the temples, schools, hospitals, churches....Since GOSL is in power, truth is not being told..

CNN: i am tired of your poll, last time you've conducted one asking if foreign countries should intervene??? Nothing happened, UN and entire world stood silence and watched the blood bath and we've lost almost 100000 with in the few months..

And for this time,

The world just ignored one genocide...
As per GOSL's agenda- Genocide to continue with no evidence.
Buddist Monks won't rest until they kill every Tamils..,
Abductions and mass graves still exists ...
Army check points at universities & schools...(more army in north than civilians now!)
Why there are so many abductions and rape, violence, killings in the East...at the highest rate.
Tamils in Colombo, can be arrested and abducted at any time.
Judgement is already made for Tamil, if he is arrested, there is no way out, no court, no case...just because he / she is Tamil.
People are refugees in their own country, and 99% of them are Tamils.
LTTE started fighting against SL army in 1983..
Sinhaleese war against Tamils started in 1948...And they are ending it now?? i doubt it.
No monks in politics- No war!
BY THE WAY, YOU MAY NOT PUBLISH, BUT GOSL still hasn't completed it's project of killing innocent Tamils....So the war is not going to end...sorry to brag, but get real.

ALL you who are claiming that GOSL didn't kill innocent civilians in Vanni...please provide your email id, we can send you the videos..

Prashan   May 20th, 2009 11:05 pm ET

War is over and we are happy! Welldone to the president of Sri Lanka and the heroic SL Army! We are all proud of you for beating the world's most brutal ruthless terrorist organization! LTTE are the most brutal of terrorists according to FBI!

Dont believe in the lies these LTTE sympathizers say! LTTE terrorists brutally massacred so many innocent Sinhalese and Muslims and we hit back and kill LTTE terrorists it is genocide!! How funny is that?? Sri Lanka has all rights to crackdown on terrorists in its soil as Sri Lanka is a sovereign land and absolutely no other country has any say in what happens in Sri Lanka! I want to give my utmost thanks to China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Japan, Vietnam and Iran for openly supportin Sri Lanka against the LTTE and also want to thank the Arabs and African countries for supporting Sri Lanka at the UN too!!

These LTTE supporters who demonstrate in Europe and Toronto are jobless! They are refugees and they are worried that their refugee status will be invalid as the war is now over! Even if an Eelam is created believe me none of the Tamil diaspora will go to Eelam.

Here are the features of Eelam if it was created tomorrow for example
1. Most brutal repressive regime in the world with no democracy at all
2. Prabhakaran would have been the feudal lord as he only wanted to achieve his personal fiefdom as he lived a luxury life when the rest of the people suffered big time
3. Prabhakaran is an anti Sinhalese megalomaniac that he would have asked for more land for Eelam, continued attacking Sinhalese until we Sinhalese were annihilated
4. The suicide heaven of the world as LTTE terrorists pioneered it
5. Whole world would have been in danger as LTTE terrorists would keep asking for seperate states in UK, Canada etc

This is a great victory and LTTE are gone for good! We are all happy indeed! War is over at last!!

Kavitha   May 20th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

war will not be over until Tamils will get Tamil Elam. Tigers will come back and fight to get our Tamil country

Uthaya   May 20th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

The war is definitely not over – after killing thousands of innocents and starving the rest of them NO it's not over....and we won't stop till we have something solid, which is our own EELAM...

for some of the sinhalese comments – For being neutral some of you are blaming the media for supporting LTTE, they are just being medias.....you are just a spit image of your leaders....let them be independent atleast in their own country you stupid cows......

You will know sooner or later about who is being silly and who is stubid Antony.....all of your leaders have killed our The Leader so many times but no one has gone this extreme to lie with doing plastic surgery to a dead body ....and you call us fools....fools never realise it but you will soon........till then please celebrate your so called victory...pity you guys...............

Dhiviya   May 20th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

As long as Tamils are brutalized in Sri Lanka, the "war" will never be over. Sri Lanka will be held to account in the International Criminal Court for the atrocities it has committed against the Tamil people. That war, that struggle for justice – will not relent as long as the Tamil diaspora lives and breathes.

Rajah   May 20th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

War won’t be over until Tamils get what they want. Tamils always been discriminating and killed by Singala Government.A third country except india must involve in this for a good solution to tamils.

Siv   May 20th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

The third phase of the war has just started. This phase is not going to involve arms. The Tamils will continue their struggle of freedom in a different form. The good thing on the Tamils' side is that the long running conflict in Sri Lanka (over 60 years) is now internationalized. The Diaspora Tamils will carry on the struggle for their voiceless kith and kin in the Island. We are ever more determined to win Tamil Ealam.

Tamilee   May 20th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

Our leader Prabaharan,
our leader Prabaharan
Rajapakse terrorist terrorist
Rajapakse terrorist terrorist
Gothabaya terrorist terrorist
Gothapaya terrorist terrorist

We are tamil tigers
we fight for our freedom
we are tamil tigers
we fight for our freedom

our nation tamil eelam
our nation tamil eelam

Pirabaharan still alive
Pirabaharan still alive

Siva   May 20th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

War is not over.Why? as soon as the government decleared that the land is liberated from LTTE the chavunist Jathiga hela urumaya called the government to colonize sinhalease tin he area and name the roads in the name of sinhala soldiers. Any common sense person can justify this call. As long as the Tamils aspirations are not met or solved no one can claim the was is over. Thre may be people out tamils too can claim the government will do something for tamils it will never happen unless the international community like america india, britain pressure the srilankan government to go for feferalisim like that exists in Canada or America. Not The system like in india as that is a system not fit for any one. who wants to HAVE A DECENT DEMOCRATIC LIFE.

jaya   May 20th, 2009 11:19 pm ET

This war is just started only seniors died but juniors are totally ready to die for Tamil Elam.Next phase will be death of sriLankan war mongers and the death of Indian conspirators and lastly the Tamils
who supported the Govt of Srilanka.It is going to happen.We are ready to see all this suffering in all sides.This war will bring the China and India to fight agreat war.Death of 200000 Tamil people will not go waste and great Tamil Elam leaders death will haunt all the SriLankan administration.,There willl be more blood bath in Srilanka.
CNN as usually will bring lots of BLOGs and Voting until Larry King
and Anderson will retire at 100 yrs old.Why CNN never bring justice
through their news about Tamil peopls death in SriLanka.Is it because Israel supplied some weapons to SriLanka or SRILANKA branded the Tamil freedom Fighters as Terorists like BIN LADEn.ALAS! the whole allowed this blood bath including CNN.CNN brings if one child misses the cancer Treatment and ignored thousands of children died at the hands SriLankan morters.This is what called CNN segregation.

kesa   May 20th, 2009 11:21 pm ET

21st century one genocide and u guys taking vots. We lost lots of our family members and tamil people are having funerals(minority)singala people celebrating(majorty) international community watching nothing act so far.Tamils cant live there. until we get our own state we not going to stop.all over the world SL made false propaganda and world belive ltte is terrer but tamils accept ltte is our leadership.world dont help tamils singala genocide will start soon and waiting for international community. WAR IS NOT END. TAMILS WAR IS NOT START JET.

Tamilian   May 20th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

The Srilankan gevernment may say like they won the war but the fact is that they did not win the war against the LTTE instead they have a won the Title for the No 1 Killer of 70000 innecent tamil people. The killing on innecent tamils may have ended in the way of bombing, shelling and shooting but this is going to start in a different way by abducting, raping and mudering the tamils by the Srilankan army. I am also a tamil civilian who have been affected by this war in 1995 therefore I know exactly how the Government killings will countinue. We tamils are not against the innecent singhalese people but were are against the Mahinda brother's terrorist government. They cannot defeat LTTE or kill our Leader.
Mr/Mrs Venu Weerakkodige, if you are saying about doing something worthwhile, why didn't you do that in the first place before you advising others ???
AND FINALLY A BIG THANK YOU FOR CNN FOR BRINGING THE CURRENT SITUATION IN SRILANKA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD!!

Davis   May 20th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Sri lankan Tamil minority fundamental rights has been deprived for the last 60 odd years. Systematic state terrisim was carried out against minority including kidnaping and killing the tamils elected representatives in the past. 99% of tamils belived LTTE is the sole guardians of minority tamils in Sri Lanka. Many Pacts and agreement was reached by previous Sri Lankan Governments and none of them were implemented. Minority believe after the elmination of this LTTE, it would be a total sinhalesization through out Sri Lanka, and systematic elmination of tamils from that country unless foreign super power intervene and get resonable autonomy given to tamil minoriy. Similar to Canadian or Swezerland style state system.

Justice01   May 20th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Tamils all over the world are extremely dissapointed by the IC. They feel like not being treated as human beings. Human rights and democratic values seem to be not for Tamils. Also I am personally dissapointed by the Tamil nadu voters, who sold themselves for a saree or a few rupees to karunadhini and co..

Regarding Sri Lanka, I think the war might be over for a short time but there will be a comeback of LTTE reloaded and Sri lanka should be really prepared to have peace talks......otherwise Sri Lanka will end up as a sad island....I personnally believe and hope in Tamil Eelam.People who have a country to call home, they don't know how it feels not to have a place to call "my homeland". It is also a question of identity, Tamils do not belong to singhalese as they do not belong to us. Tamils are way much smarter ,but we just do not have so much manpower.
All the Tamils should unite...it is not time to argue about simple things.
We have to show the world, they cannot treat us like they want.

All we want is freedom and peace. This can be only realised in recognising Tamil Eelam.

anniyan   May 20th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

whatever happens tamil people need freedom,,,,Rajapaksha still killing innocent people,,,,

mahendran.r   May 20th, 2009 11:44 pm ET

War will continue in differat way until get tamil state.Our dreams with maveerar's dreams to be win.
Equaly singalise shoul realise or kill by our maveerar's dreams.

thevagar a   May 20th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

War won’t be over until Tamils get what they want. Tamils always been discriminating and killed by Singala Government.

LTTE leaders are still alive and they still will be alive!

Sakthi   May 20th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

when the tamil getting the equal rights to shingala peoples that day war will stop in srilanka.

Peter   May 20th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

Hello Jaliya Epa! The last para of your comment is the most ampitious wish for which I should give a credit. But how can the President do this job of making one big family of 'Srilankans',when he has people like JHU and Weerawansa in his fold,who are even against a provincial council with police and land powers to the Tamils.Further more only yesterday JHU suggested that all the villages in the North should be named after the Srilankan soldiers. Had you been on the streets of Wellawatta and Kotahena you could have seen how the Tamils of this big 'Family' were treated by the thugs who celebrated this victory over the Tamils as a whole but not over 'terrorism'. Having said this I am glad and do really accept there are many Sinhalese who do wish such dream to come true.

Matilda Joseph   May 20th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

In my opinion the was will definitely continue until there is a permanent solution in form of a separate state for Tamil people. It could continue even after the independace of Tamil Eelam- like Pakistan and India.
It is obvious that Singalese and Tamils cannnot live in peace together. Why don't both of them realize this and make a compromise. As one of the comentater of this poll said, life is to live not to suffer or die.
I pray for a wonder. both Singalese and Tamils should forgive each others and this is my dream as well.

RajSajajj   May 20th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

by reading the comments,
it is quite clear that Singhalese belive that they have not done any think wrong and it is ok to kill Tamil in thousands...

Comment like Srilanka is Democratic Govnt. – Which world are you living??? –
No reporter allowed, use Planes and Heavy weapons against own civilians, No Food , etc.. International Government is calling for War Crimes Investigation.. Very Soon your Democraticly elected President will be in International Jail or All Srilankans will pay for it

2nd you guys all so Morons can't even see the differents between real and fake Pictures... LTTE leader is killed? it is matter of time before you realised what has happed to our world...

thevagar a   May 21st, 2009 12:00 am ET

please don’t believe SL goverment what they say because you would understand that they never do or did as they say instead we want your direct involvement.The truth is Sinhalese are afraid for separation because they always live under the Tamils wealth.I challenge you , Sinhalese can not live with out Tamils help.

Kathiron   May 21st, 2009 12:00 am ET

This war is not end yet. Tamils want to live and die in their homeland. Therefore this war will continue until Tamils get their homeland back. They do not want to live with singalese and singala armed forces. Two nations is the only solution for Srilankan crisis.

Peace   May 21st, 2009 12:00 am ET

We need peace. The war is over. The LTTE is rebels, and terror.

PEACE, PEACE, PEACE!!!!!

Unreliable   May 21st, 2009 12:02 am ET

the irony of it all, while the sinhala people celebrate in the streets of colombo etc as seen on TV, their fellow sri lankans (TAMILS) are holed up in camps with barbed wire (with denied access by the government – why) starving with nothing and family members (esp male) taken away by the army. the UN even is demanding access to these camps. im shocked that no mention is made about these TAMILS by the leaders, while the celebrations go on. Where is the REAL peace – a political solution??? where are the equal rights of the TAMILS??? celebrate when tamils live in dignity in their OWN land, not NOW, this war will not be over till then. Long Live Tamil Eelam

kulean   May 21st, 2009 12:03 am ET

So sad to see, the Sri Lankan's army's real facce & International community's behaviour against the planed GENOCIDE on tamils in Sri lanka. We the Tamils respect Singalis people and theirs rights,why they don't respect us & ours? Please no more war, I think also the humanites & human rights are not exist any more in this Earth; UNO and the other human rights organisations are there only for show. So no more violence, We the tamils have seen enough of it , PLEASE fight for permanent PEACE & LOVE in this Earth without violence.

Mihalis   May 21st, 2009 12:10 am ET

Before looking at how they government was able to claim victory by killing it's own citizens we should understand the cause of this war!

Tamils rights were taken away (forced to learn Sinhala because of the "Sinhala act only"), Tamil political leaders were assasinated (before the civil war started), Inncoent Tamils were killed. These events what triggered this war!

The government was messed up at that time and Tamil civilians took up arms! Their method of carrying out this war may have been un acceptable but the cause for the war is acceptable. We should also remeber that eventhough Sri Lankan government knows that they were the cause for this war, they weren't reluctant to killed innocent civilians in churches, temples, schools and even hospitals in these days.

I think Sri Lanka lost a great victory by not going through political resolution with the LTTE when they agreed to laydown their weapon.

In addition, I don't think that Sri Lanka will ever be resting in peace.

Crying Dutta Gamunu   May 21st, 2009 12:11 am ET

Dear My Sinhala Yaaluvaa
Don't lie without proof
Sinhelese government killed more civilians (including JVP in 71 &88 ,89 periods) than any body else!
SL govern. demolished hundreds of churches Hindu temples and mosques.
SL govern. Systematically CHASE OUT TAMILS & Changed the name of traditionals tamil villages & COLONIZED THEM WITH SINHALESE PEOPLE. for example:
1) MANALAARU -- WELIOYA
2) MUTHALIKKULAM -– morawawa
3) KUDAMPAI MALAI -– thoppikala
4) kUMARASAN KADAVI- -– KOMARANKADAWA
5) THENNAI MARAVAADI-- PATHAVIAWA
6) MANKINDAIMALAI---- JANAKAPURA We can give hundred more examples
SRI LANKAN soldiers RAPED thousands of tamil woman. NOT A SINGLE WOMAN RAPED OR TORCHERED BY LTTE.
Sl government is the one WHO USE FOOD WATER MEDICINE as a weapon AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SL governm who BROKE THE CEASE FIRE NOT LTTE.
SRILANKAN GOVERN WHO DIDN'T HONOR BANDA- SELVA OR DUDLY – SELVA OR RAJIV -JEYAWARDANA PEACE ACCORDS NOT TAMILS
EVEN LAST WEEK , SRILANKAN GOVERNM. TORTURED AND KILLED THE POLITICAL WING CARDERS AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FIGHTERS WHO WERE BETRAYED BY SL ARMY WHO SAID THEM SURRENDER WITH WHITE FLAGS. AT THE SAME TIME LTTE RELEASE SEVEN SRILANKAN SOLDIERS (PAWS) WHO WERE CAPTURED BY LTTE YEARS AGO.( IF THEY WANTED THEY COULD EASILY KILLED THEM)
SRILANKAN GOVERNM IS THE ONE WHO USE THE INTERNATIONALY BANNED CHEMICAL, NEBAM AND CLUSTER BOMS AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SRILANKAN GOVERN BLOCK THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIAS REDCROSS, UNO, UNICEFF BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE THE ACCEES THE AFFECTED AREAS, THEN SRALANKAN TOP BRASSES INCLUDING PRESIDENT, SEC. OF DEFENSE, ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CHIEFS WILL FACE WAR CRIMINAL TRIAL BECAUSE OF ATROCITIES THAT THEY CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
if TAMILS WANT TO A SEPARATE HOME LAND (AS IT WAS 300 YRS BEFORE) LET THEM DECIDE BY A FAIR REFERENDUM. LIKE KOSOVA OR EAST TIMORE. THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE SINHELA & TAMIL PEOPLE. mAY BE NOT GOOD INDIA OR CHINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VERY BAD HUMAN ABUSE RECORDS & WORY ABOUT THEIR SO CALLED " UNITY"

RAT   May 21st, 2009 12:17 am ET

WAR NEVER END WITHOUT TAMIL EELAM
Leader is still there to fight for us. To the Sri Lankans, don't show your photoshop talents with us. We(Tamil Eelan) know how to make dead body of Rajabaksha (the real terrorist) family too.

Every true Tamil is a Tiger.... The war for the the Tamil Eelam (seperate land for Tamils) coutinues and will contiune unitl the last Tamil alive.

Singalesh... don't celeberate too much out there cuz its going to be pain in your butt.

WHat i think is that we ask too little place as a TAMIL EELAM....
should kick all out and get the whole country under LEADER's control....
If you give Mahginda 1 million, give will give the power of attorney of the country... but for 10 million the whole country..... cuz he drinks Tamil blood and steal the money...

ellalan   May 21st, 2009 12:25 am ET

eelam was world oldest languge people tamils land. but singla languge about 500 years new languge they bult theirs languge mixed tamil pali sanskirit and they mixed burgers porthugees tamils orisa maley therefor they engreese theirs total but old name eelam was our land. polical leeder cheeting us about over 200 years. singles killed about 300000 tamil people they continine theirs muder and burn theirs body and cast in deep sea in mulivaykal wunded people , torture, mutilation, and murder inside these camps continue.

Prem   May 21st, 2009 12:28 am ET

The war is not over as all the curses of died & wounded & displaced tamil people with start to fight with the people who thinks the war is for good course. Our god is true, he will come up with different form to fight with the GOSL.

Suresh Munusamy   May 21st, 2009 12:36 am ET

What is the objective of Sri Lankan Government in killing those innocent Tamils in their country...? Its not fight against terrorism but its clear its a war against Tamils...In which they CANT WIN AT ALL.... Remember if 1 tiger dies another one born...You cant stop them buy killing them ..you can if the so called government in Sri Lanka use thier brain......

VJ   May 21st, 2009 12:37 am ET

the WAR IS faarrrrrr from being done !
ezzzz.

sakthi   May 21st, 2009 12:39 am ET

srilanga don`t give tamilan freedom, don`t stop war. stop the war,speek the freedom.

Crying BUTTA   May 21st, 2009 12:43 am ET

Dear My Sinhala Yaaluvaa
Don’t lie; without proof
SINCE THE INDEPENDENT OF SRILANKA(1948) SRILANKAN GOVERNMENTS DENIED THE RIGHTS OF TAMILS WHO ASKED THEIR RIGHTS BY PEACEFUL MEANS. THEIR HIGHER STUDIES, WORK OPPORTUNITIES, WEALTH ASSETS WERE TAKEN ILLEGITIMATELY BY THE SINHALESE GOVERNM'S. THEY WERE BRUTALLY OPPRESSED. UNTIL 1976 (ABOUT 27 YRS ) TAMILS WERE FIGHT PEACEFULLY FOR THEIR RIGHTS. NOTHING IMPROVED. THEN ONLY TAMILS DECIDED TO SPEAK THE LANGUAE THAT THE SINHALESE GOVERNMENT UNDERSTAND. THEN ONLY OUR HONORABLE NATIONAL LEADER STARTED LTTE FOR PROTECT & FREE THE LAND FROM OPPRESSOR.
Sinhelese government killed more civilians (including JVP in 71 &88 ,89 periods) than any body else!
SL govern. demolished hundreds of churches Hindu temples and mosques.
SL govern. Systematically CHASE OUT TAMILS & Changed the name of traditionals tamil villages & COLONIZED THEM WITH SINHALESE PEOPLE. for example:
1) MANALAARU —- WELIOYA
2) MUTHALIKKULAM —– morawawa
3) KUDAMPAI MALAI —– thoppikala
4) kUMARASAN KADAVI- —– KOMARANKADAWA
5) THENNAI MARAVAADI—— PATHAVIAWA
6) MANKINDAIMALAI———- JANAKAPURA We can give hundred more examples
SRI LANKAN soldiers RAPED thousands of tamil woman. NOT A SINGLE WOMAN RAPED OR TORCHERED BY LTTE.
Sl government is the one WHO USE FOOD WATER MEDICINE as a weapon AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SL governm who BROKE THE CEASE FIRE NOT LTTE.
SRILANKAN GOVERN WHO DIDN’T HONOR BANDA- SELVA OR DUDLY – SELVA OR RAJIV -JEYAWARDANA PEACE ACCORDS NOT TAMILS
EVEN LAST WEEK , SRILANKAN GOVERNM. TORTURED AND KILLED THE POLITICAL WING CARDERS AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FIGHTERS WHO WERE BETRAYED BY SL ARMY WHO SAID THEM SURRENDER WITH WHITE FLAGS. AT THE SAME TIME LTTE RELEASE SEVEN SRILANKAN SOLDIERS (PAWS) WHO WERE CAPTURED BY LTTE YEARS AGO.( IF THEY WANTED THEY COULD EASILY KILLED THEM)
SRILANKAN GOVERNM IS THE ONE WHO USE THE INTERNATIONALY BANNED CHEMICAL, NEBAM AND CLUSTER BOMS AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SRILANKAN GOVERN BLOCK THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIAS REDCROSS, UNO, UNICEFF BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE THE ACCEES THE AFFECTED AREAS, THEN SRALANKAN TOP BRASSES INCLUDING PRESIDENT, SEC. OF DEFENSE, ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CHIEFS WILL FACE WAR CRIMINAL TRIAL BECAUSE OF ATROCITIES THAT THEY CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
if TAMILS WANT TO A SEPARATE HOME LAND (AS IT WAS 300 YRS BEFORE) LET THEM DECIDE BY A FAIR REFERENDUM. LIKE KOSOVA OR EAST TIMORE. THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE SINHELA & TAMIL PEOPLE. mAY BE NOT GOOD INDIA OR CHINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VERY BAD HUMAN ABUSE RECORDS & WORY ABOUT THEIR SO CALLED ” UNITY

Thambiah. T   May 21st, 2009 12:43 am ET

Ceylon, once a paradise for all, (Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers), made a Republic by the Sinhalese majority became a Sinhala only rule by the Bandaranaikes, and now Rajapakses, joined by the ultra leftists JVP
and JHU (Buddhist priests) is a living hell for Tamils. This is manly due to INDIA's Nehru and Gandhi Dynasty Rule. INDIRA GANDHI AND RAJIV GANDHI trained tamil rebels in the 1980's. Now Sonia Gandhi's India
helped Sri Lanka government to do what they were doing to the Sikhs and Kashmiris in India for years,"Use the Rule of Law to kill the rebels and civilians who were with them using military means"and ban Human Right Agencied and UN from witnessing the KILLINGS and helping the
needy and wounded because they are TAMILS.

jonny   May 21st, 2009 12:46 am ET

war ie never going to finish until tamils get right solution. this war is against not only for LTTE also Tamil people.inernational community already knows how srilanka government kills innocent peole the name of war against terrorisom. tamil minority dosen't expect SL government give the solution wich is full fill their political aspiration .only the solution that internationai community must give the maximum pressure to the SL government , they have to give the rights what tamils want

Dimu   May 21st, 2009 12:51 am ET

There is no Tamil minority in Sri Lanka anymore.

As the precident HE Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha said there are only to groups now. The people who love the country & a minority of people who does not love the country.

You think & understan to which group you really belong.

sasi   May 21st, 2009 12:57 am ET

i would like to say everyone except CNN, sometimes when you win you really lose, and sometimes when you lose you really win , ok huys dont be upset, we will get , be brave

mugunthan   May 21st, 2009 1:05 am ET

The show and tell of the SL gov to the world on the defeat of terrorism has fallen on deaf ears. SL gov reiterates that its a leader in the defeat of modern evilness. What the SL gov fails to understand is that its deploring acts of caterogorical destruction of tamils, the constant deceit to the international world and the allians to the easterns will catch up sooner than later. However, it is a foreseeable act that the SL will be a little puppy to all donors. Their henious acts of crime of which the evidence is being destroyed by the minute is something the moderate world will have in the back of its mind. The question is to what level do nations with greater financial stability forget/forgive SL gov for their acts for their political agenda? SL gov was a slug turned into a snail, an aggressor digesting everything in its path at a greater pace from all tress of life from tamils to gobal leaders of the world.

SEKAR   May 21st, 2009 1:08 am ET

Dear all, who know the reality of war zone in srilanka, CNN or any medias of the world, if any journalist listed the points we accept the war is end, when the tamil people gets equal rigths in srilanka no war is there, otherwise never end, Indian govt & Mr.Vijay Nambiar – UN person, (India's agent) knows how the top leaders of LTTE were killed by Srilankan army except Velupillai PRABHAKARAN, there is no chance of peaceful life in TEAR COUNTRY, no bhudhist in srilanka only bhudhi illathor ( no wisemen ), THE 1ST PEOPLE OF THE WORLD – TAMILS form the Tamil EELAM in Srilanka very soon, Prabhakaran found it,
pls remain it NO HUMANITY IN WORLD, UN HAS NO POWER, SO SRILANKA DO THE GENOCIDE IN TAMIL EELAM

Ganesan   May 21st, 2009 1:15 am ET

Srilankan Government is doing war against their people.who is Tamils.This war will not end.It is against for tamil's rights.If they are ready to give basic rights to Tamils then we accept the war is ended.Srilankan do not have courage to handle their people because They are not transparent.United States could enter into this issue and stop killing people.Here The Srilankan government getting support from INDIA and CHINA.Now INDIA is ruling by Italy women not INDIAN.IF there is any indian in power,they will not support killing innocent people. UNITED STATES warned SL government then they declared war ended but They are killing tamils.

People   May 21st, 2009 1:23 am ET

The terrorist war (tigers) will not be over since they have lots of illegal people from all over the world to support them by giving out money. We mentioned “illegal people” because whoever support from all over the world mostly earn money illegally by selling drugs, doing credit card fraud etc… etc… LTTE they need money to support their illegal group to get weapons and all facilities to keep them alive.. WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS MONEY COME FROM? Are they working? That is a good joke! They get all money from people like those who earn money illegally; so, of course whoever supports from foreign country has to do so. If they are back in SL then they cannot earn this much. So they do not like this war is over. Therefore, they continue to support the LTTE from all over the world. As the result, the LTTE group who hide themselves now, will continue to do trouble as they did previously: suicide bomb attack, throw bomb in public place etc.. Do they really care about innocent people (doesn’t matter Singhalese or Tamil) if they care about the Tamils then they should tell a long time ago that they will put the weapon down, but they told at the very last movement after all innocent people dead and when they escape from that place.
Do we (as TAMIL) have to be happy about Prabakaran alive after all those innocent dead people and Soldiers (don’t want to refer them as LTTE, because they are really fought for the Tamil people’s freedom and gave their lives for us. They are not like those in leading position who run and hide themselves with their family like coward Prabakaran at last movement) who is he? Is he a God to alive without dead or wound in his whole family? Those who live in foreign countries, have not have any sense that he is the one causes many innocents people dead till now???? But he still escape from all the troubles and still alive? Should we happy about that? We are Tamil too, from Jaffna. We were there throughout all civil war till 1996. But we never support them. But we obey for the soldiers who die for this. They have been brainwashing by these LTTE leaders! WE DO NOT LIKE SINGHALA GOVERNMENT BUT WE DO NOT LIKE LTTE ALSO) ALL ARE SAME. (moral of “ANIMAL FARM”)

kiresh- jey   May 21st, 2009 1:25 am ET

war is not over?????????????????????????????

Aubrey   May 21st, 2009 1:33 am ET

Dear friends as you will notice my name im also belong to a minority ethnic group in sri lanka , its smaller than the tamil population in si lanka.but do i support the war against LTTE terrorist ? yes , for number of reasons, first they are not freedom fighters this is not according to me according to my tamil friends who went to school with me people who i worked with. Most of them they lost their lands, family houses and relations because of this war. LTTE has chased them out of their houses in Jaffna when they refused to join the group. Some people from Jaffna still suffers physically and mentally from the impact they had from this war and it's sad to hear their stories of some loosing their children for child soldiers.Yes im glad that this war is over millitarly but it will not be over until we rebuild our war torned country and relocate all those people to live a normal life, like in the past where our parents and grandparents who enjoyed a peaceful and properous SRILANKA.

Crying BUDHA   May 21st, 2009 1:39 am ET

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Dear My Sinhala Yaaluvaa
Don’t lie without proof
Sinhelese government killed more civilians (including JVP in 71 &88 ,89 periods) than any body else!
SL govern. demolished hundreds of churches Hindu temples and mosques.
SL govern. Systematically CHASE OUT TAMILS & Changed the name of traditional Tamil villages & COLONIZED THEM WITH SINHALESE PEOPLE. For example:
1) MANALAARU —- WELIOYA
2) MUTHALIKKULAM —– morawawa
3) KUDUMBEE MALAI —– thoppikala
4) KUMARASAN KADAVI- —– KOMARANKADAWA
5) THENNAI MARAVAADI—— PATHAVIAWA
6) MANKINDAIMALAI———- JANAKAPURA We can give hundred more examples
SRI LANKAN soldiers RAPED thousands of Tamil woman. NOT A SINGLE WOMAN RAPED OR TORTURED BY LTTE.
Sl government is the one WHO USE FOOD WATER MEDICINE as a weapon AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SL governm who BROKE THE CEASE FIRE NOT LTTE.
SRILANKAN GOVERN WHO DIDN’T HONOR BANDA- SELVA OR DUDLY – SELVA OR RAJIV -JEYAWARDANA PEACE ACCORDS NOT TAMILS
EVEN LAST WEEK, SRILANKAN GOVERNM. TORTURED AND KILLED THE POLITICAL WING CARDERS AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FIGHTERS WHO WERE BETRAYED BY SL ARMY WHO SAID THEM SURRENDER WITH WHITE FLAGS. AT THE SAME TIME LTTE RELEASE SEVEN SRILANKAN SOLDIERS (PAWS) WHO WERE CAPTURED BY LTTE YEARS AGO.( IF THEY WANTED THEY COULD EASILY KILLED THEM)
SRILANKAN GOVERNM IS THE ONE WHO USE THE INTERNATIONALY BANNED CHEMICAL, NEBAM AND CLUSTER BOMS AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SRILANKAN GOVERN BLOCK THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIAS REDCROSS, UNO, UNICEFF BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE THE ACCEES THE AFFECTED AREAS, THEN SRALANKAN TOP BRASSES INCLUDING PRESIDENT, SEC. OF DEFENSE, ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CHIEFS WILL FACE WAR CRIMINAL TRIAL BECAUSE OF ATROCITIES THAT THEY CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
if TAMILS WANT TO A SEPARATE HOME LAND (AS IT WAS 300 YRS BEFORE) LET THEM DECIDE BY A FAIR REFERENDUM. LIKE KOSOVA OR EAST TIMORE. THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE SINHELA & TAMIL PEOPLE. MAY BE NOT GOOD INDIA OR CHINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VERY BAD HUMAN ABUSE RECORDS & WORY ABOUT THEIR SO CALLED ” UNITY”

Chenthu   May 21st, 2009 1:40 am ET

we are tamils. we will get our eelam soon. we cant live with sinhala. we will get it.

Tamil Eelam is the only solution for tamils.

SIVA   May 21st, 2009 1:40 am ET

WAR IS NOT OVER YOU KNOW MO TAMILS TO BE KILLD BY INDIA
AND SR ILANKA ,SO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND CNN, HELP Mahinda Rajapaksha TO KILL TAMILS TQ
SRILANKAN KILL MY DAD

I AM FROM EELAM PTK

Rohan   May 21st, 2009 1:43 am ET

War is never over until TAMIL EELAM is acheived. SL GOV belives that they have done the "UNTHINKABLE" by wiping out LTTE ORGANISATION. But the fact is that the LTTE leader VP & the senior members are safe & well. As long as our TAMIL'S LEADER VELLUPILLAI PRABAHARAN is alive, "THE THUG"SL GOV never win the war aganist TAMILS. The only think they have done is wiping out INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS. They couldn't do the unthinkable in 30 years, now the MAHINDA & HIS CRONNIES GOV belives that they did in 2 years. KEEP DREAMING YOU SINGALA THUGS UNTIL UNKNOWN PLANE GO OVER THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD & Wait for the war crime tribunal to charge the THUGS for "GENOCIDE AGAINST TAMIL CIVILIANS". Then you will see whether the war is over or not?????.
"TAMILS WANT TAMIL ELLEM (SEPERATION), NOT TO LIVE WITH BRAIN DEAD SINGALA THUG, RAPIST & MURDERS"

Smelly Singhala   May 21st, 2009 1:48 am ET

Hey Singhala pigs.go ahead and celebrate the Tamil Slaughter. We will have a our day soon.

kugan   May 21st, 2009 1:51 am ET

NO, the war is definately is not over in Srilanka. The government of Srilanka is heartless, and the tamil minority will face constance threat and humiliation until a separate state is granted. The international world and the UN, has declared LTTE as terrorists. But they were the only once trying to solve the problems that the tamils were facing.

The fighting has not yet stopped, its just masked right now, it will continue. The international community has just taken great measures to make the LTTE a terrorist, but nobody is taking the effort to look out for the people whom the LTTE were trying to protect.

Until the UN Security Council can work together, and not look out for their own countries benefits and advantages, the world is yet to see a solution to problems such as these. They need to work together to make sure that all human beings are given the rights and freedom that they are entitled to.

somu   May 21st, 2009 1:51 am ET

I want to share a point with those who r all calling LTTE as a terrorist outfit and Prabha did everything for his own. Last 25 to 30 years tmail people safe gaurded by LTTE if Prabha not there Srilankan genocide would have been finished long before. Go back and refer the number of massacres in the Tamil history between 1959 to 1979. But between 1980 to before is war Srilankan arrogance controlled and restricted by Prabha groups. Srilankan gov will not give equal right to tamils and always try keep tamils as their slaves. War will not over until reach separate 'TAMIL EZHAM'.

siva   May 21st, 2009 1:54 am ET

We thank you CNN for giving an opportunity to voice our opinion. Only a few such polls are independant. Unlike here in Sri lanka where no body can voice an opinion against the (Terror) govt.
If anybody thinks the war is over they must be dreaming. The next war will take a different shape. The sinhalese govt here should not think
that they can live in peace after massacring its own innocent tamil citizens.In 1983 they killed 3000 here in colombo and paid the price for the next 25 years. This time they killed 20,0000 and does anybody think they should be let to live in peace?
The war is not over unless a fairly decent devolution of power is given to the northeaster tamils.

pundai   May 21st, 2009 1:56 am ET

நல்ல முடிவு. கொலைவெறியன் ராஜபக்சேவுக்கு நிச்சயம் பாடம் புகட்டாமல் விடக்கூடாது. ஸ்ரீலங்காவின் அழிவு ஆரம்பம் பிரபாகரன் இன்னும் இறக்கவில்லை..... இனியும் இறக்க போவதில்லை... இந்த மூன்றாயிரம் அல்ல இன்னும் முப்பதாயிரம் பிரபாகரன்கள் விரைவில் உலாவரத்தான் போகிறார்கள்.. ஆனால் ஒரு அப்பாவி தமிழனும் இறக்க கூடாது என்பதுதான் அவசரமான அவசியம்....

Mano   May 21st, 2009 2:01 am ET

MR Rajapaksha fellas,
I am not a terrorist.. i am a Tamil.. I am just curious about one thing that why should ur leader Rajapaksha and his government try to treat u guys like idiots..

he showed u absolutely a fake body of Prabakaran.... he treat his own people like this....how we can expect good human dignity from u guys... i know one day u all will understand the truth....i m just asking u to wait till Nov 26... then u all will know..
the war is NOT end......................................IT NEVER
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=201457125505&h=OHycm&u=Ckq2t&ref=nf

sharlene   May 21st, 2009 2:11 am ET

Hi r Antony and threst of the ppl who are agaonst the tamilians....pls take up History lessons....check on ur roots....where do u cum from....b4 u comment.....whatever u can find...just a reminder...we tamilians hv established and hv our language as one of the official language in 6 countris apart from tamilnadu...have u....pls don't under estimate the tamilians....stop commenting and start helping as u cum from a country where they worship Budha who left his home to b and help ppl suffering...but ppl in Sri Lanka r calling themself Budhist but doing reverse.....pls heal the wound to prove that u r human first than comment...since u ppl claim u r gd prove first...every human has their rite to live...even aminals do.....why r u ppl enjoying ppl being killed in this war don't forget even ur militants wer killed....send ur heart to all this family who lost their loved one first.....don't forget most of the tamilians lost their lives fighting for their rites wat abt ur ppl and soldier......hv sympathy my fren to all fellow human being

Ramesh   May 21st, 2009 2:13 am ET

Rajapakse may think war is over. He can cut the tree, roots are still inside the heart. He planted enemity in more tamil youths. He is a shame to budhism. Godd will curse him

Thiru Konam   May 21st, 2009 2:28 am ET

Jaliya Epa did not understand the Signhala only policy, its a long term policy to make one Singhala Island, by applying various methods, Trinco and Ampara, now Batti changing by Singhala colonisation, continuing it every where of the Tamil Land. Thats why all peace agreements were not respected, chasing the Tamils out by keeping the Tamil problem in place. Governments don't want to settle with any democratically elected Tamil parties, even with EPDP or PLOTE, it could have been solved with anyone by accepting the basic things that we have seen in Chelva's pact well before 1961. We are seeing the same story from 1956 onwards, all agreements teared off with Chelva, later with militants, but also not respected 1987 with India, now the last with Co-Chairs backed one.
To solve the problem you don't need LTTE or their consents. You could have simply solved with what Tamils speaking peoples aspirations, Tamils were not asking Singhalese land, they asked only where they have habitated to keep their identity and safety. This could hae been solved long back with Dudley- Chelva , then with Banda- Chelva pacts, later with Amirthalingam, or now with Douglas D or Even Anathasangari, what is given so far is nothing.

Only War is the answer for the problenm started in 1950s.

Now the term War is in use, this can be possible between two nations, that what we have seen, a brutal war between uncivilised two nations, human were treated worst than animals? All flat bombardings were happined only in Tamil land. Powerfull nation simply can crush a small nation, for that to happen how much support from superpowers. All support for so-called Terrorism, but where is the freedom of Tamil people, everywhere is open jail for Tamils. This is what during and after the result of LTTE, and it's left to stay by I.C.

Argument is Tamil people are living in Colombo or else where in south and south is safe (now) no Genocide. We have seen how Colombo was safe , My dad was beaten up and put in the dirty drain in 1958 and Mother was seperated sent by ship to Jaffna that was in Colombo. I have seen the brutual riots of 1997 and 1983 both in Colombo. To some extent Colombo is safe now, not fully because there is kidnappings and missings. My relative families are living in Colombo even though two to three houses they own in Jaffna are vacant and they don't want to return to Jaffna or Trinco, choosed to stay saying better is Colombo. Because they choosed is time being better is Colombo. Jaffna houses are just kept vacant and we all have to send money for them to live in Singhalese or Muslims rented houses.You people make maximum damages to Tamils and don't want to understand and keep on arguing.

Anyone talks about Tamil civilians dead and or Tamil problem, is named and/or connected immediately and simply to LTTE, even people don't have any connections or even sympathies to LTTE. We cannot talk about Tamil issue. That is the situation.

We talk about Tamils problem, not LTTE.

James   May 21st, 2009 2:33 am ET

I feel terribly bad about any inconvenience experienced in front of our parliament/gardener highway during the protest against the Sri Lankan Government’s Genocide on the Tamil people. I had no other options but to take part in the protest as I am quite depressed about what is happening back in my country. This strategic genocide is forced upon us Tamils from 1958 onwards as the history books reveal.
One simple result of such oppression is the eviction of my family from our homeland. My father and family were brutally beaten and at the cost of many lives they had decided to move away from Sri Lanka. During this era there was no Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Another personal experience that we as a single family experienced was in 1977. My father was employed in Kandy (Majorly Sinhala area) and the Sinhalese were after us to kill. Our family had to escape from that place to our Grand parent’s place with a one year old toddler and five years old myself. In 1989 when Indian military came to our place they mercilessly killed one of my younger brothers and had captured myself for being a Tamil. They forced myself into their detention camps and touched myself and physically abused myself by beatings. They also plugged out few of my finger nails. These memories and scars live with me even today after so many years with no justice being served. My parents eventually had to pay them a very big ransom to get me out. That is when my parents decided to send me over to this God blessed land of Canada.
Having grown up in Canada as a Canadian citizen, I have always been faithful and trustworthy. This land made me realize my childhood dream of becoming an Engineer. I graduated from Carleton University and am currently landed at a sound job that pays me much respect and money. All this would have been buried underground with no trace if I were to still live in Sri Lanka.
Having personally experienced such atrocities I can only imagine how worse the situations would be at current. As the entire world knows that there are no independent monitors or free-media journalists or envoys or NGOs or anyone to safe guard the innocent civilians. As I am originally from there I can feel how difficult it would be for people to survive with no medical facilities, no medicine, no food, no hygiene and no money. I decided to participate in protests and activities to create awareness only after realizing that the only hope for those civilians are us, who live abroad under governance of humanely people who understand humanitarian values and justice.
If these activities are of any trouble to Canadians and general public then I do apologize for inconvenience. But there are lives being bombed and shelled away as we spend every minute of our day.

GAP   May 21st, 2009 2:46 am ET

I think this voting thing is a not a good way to get a idea.Because you need at least 1 million of votes to decide it. But this is not giving a chance to ppl who don't have Internet facilities.Also this is only testing on the one class of people.You can clearly see that.The vote is not well distributed.So no point of voting.Anyway war is over.Now we have to build our country. So help us without wasting time in voting.Good luck...

Gouri   May 21st, 2009 2:47 am ET

According to the recent sri lankan Censes taken in Mullaithevu an some area near by is nearly 345,000 people, but sri lankan government claim that they have rescued 145,674 civilans. So what has happend to the rest of 200,000civilians, where are they, are they alive??? or they all have been killed by Sri lankan army if not rest of the un counted civilians are to be killed in future month.

this war is never ending untill unless tamil minorities reasonable request and rights are given to them, by killing innocent civilians how many kids and adults orphans by making them an orphans how many more prabakaran's are created????? this is sad i dont understand why world is so blind.

Udeshi   May 21st, 2009 2:47 am ET

I know these comments are done by lot of outsiders from sri Lanka.they don't know what s going on Sri Lanka,becose they all the time get wrong news from International medias,lot of medias supported to LTTE

I'm sorry about people who r still supporting to LTTE,They show to the world they not thinking about tamils in Sri Lanaka.LTTE leader was dead like a recreant.He must be shame about his self and all LTTE supporters must be shame about that terrorist.

This is the time to show tamils live in outside of the Sri Lanka,They can help innocent people now.Come and see what they are saying about WAR

There is no Tamil minority in Sri Lanka anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
All people have to work together build this Country

ONE NATION ,ONE COUNTRY ,ONE FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!

Christer   May 21st, 2009 2:48 am ET

If international do not solve this war now this is going to be a beginig of war

Dimuthu   May 21st, 2009 2:54 am ET

We Won hu hu hu hu hu .......... huhu

Madu   May 21st, 2009 3:00 am ET

How ever the war is over & the leaders of LTTE killed by SL Army(Our Heros) So I hope the tamils can live with us in Sri Lanka.For What tamils tamils will continue the WAR????????

raj   May 21st, 2009 3:01 am ET

SL govt should offer the solution to Tamil problems , otherwise the saccrifies made by both paties will not come to an end. Further IC has seent he war crimesand very much aware of it. Action should be taken against the officiers who have committed the crime.
Whole world was against LTTE as the have taken up arms and destroyd the LTTE by providing assistance to the Government of SL. Now their time to safe guard the Tamils and ensure solution is given to Tamil community.

Dil   May 21st, 2009 3:03 am ET

The LTTE were terrorists but now they are WIPED OUT! It's OVER !!!

Raja   May 21st, 2009 3:04 am ET

Dimu, Read what you wrote, you said minority in your comments. So, There are minority in Sri Lanka. War is on Tamil people is not over!

tamilanban   May 21st, 2009 3:05 am ET

war non stop until this war doing India china ,srilanka against . USA,and
European countries not this civil war only at the same time use this
Opportunity nonsense Mahinda Rajapakshe make kills innocent peole tamilian. now this war going china,india one side vs USA,UK EUROPA
NOW europe not win this war this war wining now china and india
immediately USA AND EUROPE UNION UNDER TAKE srilanka other wise war nonstop .

Raman   May 21st, 2009 3:09 am ET

I see some snghala gentlemen are writing some comments saying, lot of tamils are working and studying in colombo so how tamils can say they are having problem in Sri Lanka. This is totally non sense. Yes I agreed there are lot of tamils in colombo but having freedom only to work,eat and sleep not more than that. Is this the freedom any community want. Even they could not cry or protest when 1000s of their relatives and friends were being killed in vanni in last few months. All over the wrold tamils were crying and protest against the killing of innocent civilians where as in Colombo 100000s of tamils just staying within the home without a single voice against the killing. This clearly shows how SL government oppress tamils in Sri Lanka. CNN please help tamils and write the truth about the genocide done by SL Govt.

lanka kolla   May 21st, 2009 3:10 am ET

no more war in sl.......................

shali   May 21st, 2009 3:12 am ET

1. sl is e only government which submitted e DNA reports in 1 day
2. war will never end until a proper political solution is given
3. there is no security for tamil civilians in sinhala area,
4. we are always considered as the 3rd grade citizens of this country

sinhaleese only know the government side i wish they see the international view how our refugees are ill treated without humanism
the results of this polling will reveal the truth...
because UN is putting so much pressure they are playing a game sure they will loose it . THE GAME TO GET INTERNATIONAL FUNDS

Perera   May 21st, 2009 3:14 am ET

OK....IF SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT GIVES U THE "TAMIL EELAM", WILL YOU BE ABLE TO LIVE IN "TAMIL EELAM" ????? ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU CAN GIVE UP COMFORTABLE LIFE STYLE IN USA OR UK OR ENYOTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRY ?????? I DON'T THINK SO.......IT NEVER HAPPEN !!!
U PPL JUST WANT TO SHOUTING, SCOLDING & BLAMING TO US.....
BUT, MANY TAMIL PPL WHOM IN SRI LANKA DOESN'T WANT TO FIGHT AGAIN....
THE TAMIL PPL WHOM IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WANT TO FIGHT WITH US AGAIN......COZ, U KNOW THE REASON ??????
THEY LIVE IN VERY PEACEFULL COUNTRY.......BUT, THEY DOESN'T
LIKE TO SEE SRI LANKA AS A PEACEFULL COUNTRY.....
THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE SITUATION OF SRI LANKAN SINHALESE & TAMILS & MUSLIMS....... COZ, U PPL HAVING A LUXURY LIFE STYLE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.....

i have another doubt about your "TAMIL EELAM"......if this fight is with sinhalese ppl, then why did LTTE kills MUSLIM people too....????????????
ARE U FOREIGN TAMILS TELLING THAT IT'S FAIR ??????
if says "yes"......" GO TO HELL YOU BLUDY IDIOTS" !!!!!!!!!!

Eelatamilan   May 21st, 2009 3:16 am ET

How sri lankan leaders think about Tamils in sri lanka

Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka Sri Lankan Army Commander (2008)
“I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people. We being the majority of the country, 75%, we will never give in and we have the right to protect this country. We are also a strong nation. They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things”

President: Chandrika Kumarathunga 1999
“Tamils were not the original people of Sri Lanka”

President: D B Wijetunge (1993)
“Minorities are like creepers clinging to the Sinhala tree.”

Oxford educated National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali 1985
“Only way to root out terrorism was to remove the concept of ‘traditional homelands”

Oxford educated Senior Minister Gamini Dissanayake soon after the 1983 Riots
“Who attacked you? Sinhalese. who saved you? Sinhalese. It is that we who attacked and protected you. They are bringing an army from India. It will take 14 hours to come from India. In 14 minutes the blood of every Tamil in the country can be sacrifi ce to the land by us”

President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983
“I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people.now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion.the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy”

Mrs. Wimala Kannangara M.P (1981)
“If we are governing, we must govern. If we are ruling, we must rule. Do not give into the minorities”

Ceylon’s first Prime Minister,D.S.Senanayake
“Today you are brought here and given a plot of land. You have been uprooted from your village. You are like a piece of driftwood in the ocean; but remember that one day the whole country will look up to you. The fi nal battle for the Sinhala people will be fought on the plains of Padaviya. You are men and women who will carry this island’s destiny on your shoulders. Those who are attempting to divide this country will have to reckon with you. The country may forget you for a few years, but one day very soon they will look up to you as the last bastion of the Sinhala”
sorted by Tamil

Def Sec. Gotabaya’s words
“Let our soldiers feast on Tamil women while the Tamil men’s blood drip into the ocean and make it red”.

subas   May 21st, 2009 3:18 am ET

Refuting the Sri Lankan propaganda that artillery and shelling against the Tamil civilians must carried out by the Diaspora Tamils.The governments of the world to prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government to prevent it from causing a collective tragedy.
UN must start War crimes investigation against Rajapaksa Regime
and brotherhoods.

Siva   May 21st, 2009 3:21 am ET

It is so sad that a democratically elected government massacred innocent civilians in their thousands without any witness. Some civilians were killed at point blank range and ppl surrenering with white flags were shot without any sense. They call this soldiers the gret heroes. They are just maniacs and cowards. LTTE in the last minute freed seven soldiers to freedom. They treated the soldiers fairly. we lived in Sri Lanka and the refugees camps and most of the Sinhalese who are writing here don't even know what is happening in their own country or in theses concentration camps. The Tamils live in constant fear and FREEDOM is a dream for them.
The country is going down the drain and these idiots are celebrating in the streets. WHY – killing your own citizens is not a victory and it just undemocratic and against the buddha's teaching.

LET MEDIA IN TO REPORT THE TRUTH. LET THE PEOPLE OUT OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS. LET THEM GET PEOPER FOOD AND MEDICINE.

FINALLY YOU THE GREAT SINHALESE HUMAN RIGHTS LOVERS GO AND LIVE IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR ONE DAY WITHOUT FOOD AND MEDICINE AND WITHOUT YOUR LOVED ONES. AND LET US KNOW WHETHER IT IS FAIR.

THE TAMILS WILL NEVER GIVE UP! WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS.

KIND ADVICE – IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COLONISING THE VANNI AND CHANGING NAMES OF SUBURBS TO SINHALESE NAMES THINK TWICE. THAT WILL HAVE DISASTROUS OUTCOME. THEN ONLY YOU WILL REALISE THAT WHAT HAPPENED JUST NOW IS JUST A PICNIC.

Eelatamilan   May 21st, 2009 3:24 am ET

அண்ணே அக்கோ இதையும் கொஞ்சம் பாருங்கோ நம்மட வரலாறு எப்படி என்று பார்த்திட்டு கொட்டாவி விடாதங்கோ உங்கட பிள்ளைகளுக்கு சகோதரங்களுக்கு சொல்லுங்கோ ஏனன்டா அவங்க படிக்கிற புத்தகத்தில இதல்லாம் வராது ஆனால் இதுதான் உண்மைங்கோ
http://www.pagegangster.com/p/2Lweq/

http://www.tamilnaatham.com/pdf_files/2009/may/neshor_20090511.pdf

Subas   May 21st, 2009 3:30 am ET

Before his murderous assault on the so-called safety zone, Mahinda Rajapaksa has always been maintaining that the number of civilians there was only 70,000. But after the first bout of the capture of civilians last month, until Thursday, 247,908 civilians from the safety zone were registered in the internment camps of Vavuniyaa, Pulmoaddai, Mannaar and Jaffna. After the first bout, the Sri Lanka president was saying that only 15 to 20 thousand were remaining in the safety zone. Sunday evening Colombo’s militarised civil administration head of internment camps, Chandrasiri admitted more than 80,000 crossing after the latest onslaught. According to aid officials, some more thousands are still remaining.

wijewardena   May 21st, 2009 3:36 am ET

what great drama act by the SL Govt. that LTTE leader Mr.Prabaharan died on their military attack in Wanni region. I want to say some thing that our community friends don't believe these dramas. as we know the LTTE and the leader power. He is the very powerful and intelligence person in the world. he is not a cheap politician like Mahinda Rajapaksaha and its cattles of the MPs. media people and and the others should watch the two different videos of the Dead body. "Mother knows her child" "Children know their parents" . Don't think that others stupid like you.

Udeshi   May 21st, 2009 3:37 am ET

Come and see now what is going on Sri Lanka
all people like to live in peace
NO MORE WAR ,
ALL ARE SRI LANKAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thero   May 21st, 2009 3:37 am ET

Defence lk is bloody lies and propaganda.
MAHAVAMSA IS THE BIGGEST CON AND FABRICATION IN THE PLANET.
MAHINDA CHINTHANAYA IS BULLSHIT.

Nipuna   May 21st, 2009 3:38 am ET

Yes.War is over for ever. No 1 will try to off even a water tap against the Srilankans.
This humanitarian operation was started because the Terrorist stop the water flaw of the Marvil Aru dam.

methun   May 21st, 2009 3:39 am ET

hey hey praba gt fkd up..hjehehehehehehehe........

isanka pabasara kumarage   May 21st, 2009 3:41 am ET

no one knows abt the situation in sri lanka than the sri lankans.As a proud SRI LANKAN i like to say for all internationals who shouting about this problem, WE SHOWED HOW TO DEFEAT THE MOST DANGEROUS TERROR ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.AND WE WILL ALSO SHOW U HOW TO GAIN PEACE...........

this is for the all NGO's , other organizations and governments who r crying for the LTTE.....

isanka pabasara kumarage   May 21st, 2009 3:45 am ET

this is for all NGO's,other organizations and governments who r crying for the LTTE.....

********BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES...WE'VE DONE SOMETHING
YOU CAN ONLY DREAM OF...************

ITS PROUD TO BE A SRI LANKAN.....

Tamil from colombo   May 21st, 2009 3:48 am ET

This is an endless war and it will not come to an end until the minority tamil community get a peaceful solution. But for sure majority singale community is not going to give such a solution for tamils. Most of the singalesh are celebrating the victory against LTTE by firing crackers and sharing sweets. They all are happy about death of Prabaharan and other top LTTE leaders. But no one bothered about the thousands of innocent tamil people killed in the war zone for the past few months. In fact, there is no single media reported about the death of tamils. As tamil, we all are feeling defeated and helpless. We will not forget this for another 1000 years. Dear singale friends, do you want a peaceful life in Sri Lanka? Then please wipe out all the tamils from Sri Lanka. Only that way you can have a peaceful life in Sri Lanka. I don’t need to say this. I know gradually you will do the same.

Gajen   May 21st, 2009 3:48 am ET

If government telling the war is over then why government not allowing ICRC and UNHCR inside the Vanni displaced people's camp? why govenment not releasing the displaced people's details and not allowing media inside?
International comunity should help to that poor people. who knows how long be their life!!!

Subas   May 21st, 2009 3:52 am ET

'Don't believe false propaganda of Srilankan Goverment.
We (90 million Tamils) will fight, until we get Freedom.

isanka pabasara kumarage   May 21st, 2009 3:54 am ET

HEY , INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.....WE SHOWED HOW TO DEFEAT A FUCKING TERRORIST....WE KILLED ONLY TERRORISTS..NOT THE TAMILS...IN SRI LANKA WE ALL LIVE LIKE BROTHERS...

Siva, Chennai India   May 21st, 2009 3:59 am ET

Freedom struggles will never stop until the Nation gets freedom and Freedom fighters will never die; they live in the Hearts of people and History

Nadiya   May 21st, 2009 4:00 am ET

The real war will never come to an End, till the Tamil people gets their land. Until the last tamil is alive, we will fight for our freedom, and tamil Ealam is the only solution. No way that we will live under the beasts's ruling, which is the singhaleese. And, do not ever mention Tamils as Minority because, they are are the majority, even after tons of lives are been taken by the cruel, retarded So called president of Srilanka. We dont want to rule SL, but we will never give up our land TAMIL EALAM. OUR LEADER WILL SHOW UP and pay bak on behalf of every innocent lives that was taken for no reason!!

Mauli   May 21st, 2009 4:00 am ET

The civil war has ended. Now there are only two communities in Sri Lanaka. Patriots and non patriots.
The the war we have now is developing the Northern parts of the country and then the whole country. Tamil sisters and brothers we really need your help for that. We have to work together to make mother Sri Lanka prosperous. This is the only country we have.

Arun   May 21st, 2009 4:01 am ET

Lankan propaganda of LTTE terrorist is now over!!!!!!

BUT peace for Tamil People in Srilanka is it over !!!! (or) Still ALIVE!!!!...
Is it possible for International Community to confirm TAMILIAN's safe Living in Srilanka. You people propaganda about LTTE but not aware about TAMIL peoples in Srilanka. Lets watch srilanka now onwards.....

Malith   May 21st, 2009 4:08 am ET

It is sad that this poll is conducted on a highly misinformed international community. I live in sri lanka and i see and know whats happening. this war is over for good. everyone should come down to sri lanka to see how everyone has gotten together to help the rescued civilians up north. we dont have nationalities no more. we are all sri lankan. the so called international media should come down to sri lanka and talk to the innocent tamils in north to understand who was torturing who before writing articles on massacres. it was a war against terrorism and terrorism has to be eliminated at any cost. and sri lankan army as one of the most disciplinary and skilled armies in the world completed that task without hurting a single civilian. it was undoubtedly the worlds biggest hostage rescue mission. what the sri lankan army did in sri lanka is almost like what the american and allied armies did in iraq except for the fact that the sri lankan army did it without hurting a single civilian and did it while rescuing them. it is pathetic how bbc and some other channels interpreted the situation. sri lanka doesnt need advice on how to care for our rescued people. they're our people and we care for them more than any diplomat in the world. if the international community really wants to help what they should do is come down here and help us help them instead of giving advice. once again let me just say. THIS WAR IS OVER! we are now a single community united under one flag. for the tigers left in canada and other countries all they have left to do is post pathetic comments on speaking of massacres that doesnt mean shit. but unfortunately thats not gonna change anything. they cannot break our unity ever again. not now and not in all time to come sri lanka is our sri lankans country!

Logi   May 21st, 2009 4:11 am ET

Srilankan Government has created some IRREPAIRABLE DAMAGEs with Tamils unfortunately by means of war.

Sincerely,
Organization of Tamils with Scars
Founded on May 19, 2009

susee   May 21st, 2009 4:12 am ET

Wait and see now only war is going to start

oracle-one   May 21st, 2009 4:12 am ET

To accept the war is over is accepting there are no concentration camps run by military, to accept that the war is over is if the international aid agencies and independent observers and journalists are allowed into the all the camps and the war zone. If the war is indeed is over then we would be having an account of what happened and what is happening. No the war is not over. The Sri Lankan is hell bent on continuing the war on Tamils until they are no more and exists as skeletons.
The question is what would the international community except India, Pakistan, china and Russia would do to prevent the GENOCIDAL WAR on Tamils from continuing. NOTHING not a single THING.
But EVIL wins the first and middle battles but never the last battle for the Soul, for the soul of Tamils. May God bless the Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamils from Sri Lanka and May God soon Bless a free and prosperous and peaceful homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamils from Sri Lanka.

Tharaka   May 21st, 2009 4:17 am ET

the war in sri lanka is over, but solutions needs to be found.

the LTTE was not fighting for the freedom of tamil people,if they were why would they kill tamil leaders,and innocent tamil civilians, why would they force tamil children to fight for them?why would they rape tamil women,kill their families,mentally exploit them and make suicide bombers out of them,the leaders of the LTTE who put the cyanide tube around the tamils didnt have one for themselves to commit suicide at the last moment(maybe they ran short of cyanide).

a separate state would not be the solution, it would lead to more problems.we can see examples for this from around the world.

it's true that tamils had problems,but then again tamils are not the only race who had problems, even the majority of sihalese had to face problems which led to struggles back in the 70 s and 80 s,all of these are not the wrong doing of sinhalese or tamils or other ethnic group but of the people who ruled this country.

this war could have been stopped right at the time it started,but certain politicians turned it in their favor and it brought this much of loss of lives,

there is no need for the sri lankan tamils to leave this country nor is there any need for them to make a country of their own, the answer is right here at home, it is not easy to find it, but the the responsibility is upon the leaders and if they are not finding a solution,it is our(sinhala,tamil, and all others) duty to bring to power leaders who would find the right solution.

Raj Kugan   May 21st, 2009 4:20 am ET

Systamatic earthnic cleancing is going on since 1948 in the name of democracy which is real barbarizem.Now Srilankan govt claim victory but they should realise this is just the begining of another era.You can cheat some people for all the time,some people for sometime. But you can't cheat all the people all the time.Definitey the internatioal community and the whole world will find the truth very soon.

silsha   May 21st, 2009 4:26 am ET

the war in SL would have an end when the srilankan govt. really gives the equal rights to the tamils. If they say thers' no minority people in srilanka from now, how could they have all these celebrations when thousands of tamils are fighting to survive in the battle ground... how could they ignore their own citizens welfare, and continue the genocide... as long as the discremination continues, the war would never end.

danny   May 21st, 2009 4:30 am ET

LTTE supporters those who moved to west do not want to finish the west. because they know that if the war is over they will lose their refugee status in those countries which result a return to sri lanka. also they have spent millions of dollars for the past 20 years. so they d o not want to see their money wasted.
Sri Lankan Tamils who lives in Sri Lanka, DO NOT want this war or a separate homeland. They just want to live in peace. These western based tamils want war, just because they do not suffer. It is not their sons and daughters who die in the war.

Miller   May 21st, 2009 4:30 am ET

What are the mistakes of the International community (IC)?

1. IC did not understand this root cause of this problem existing since 1956 when the Britons left Ceylon.

2. IC banned LTTE and banned even the TRO, the non profit org. for Tamils in the name of war on terror while the Srilankan Government proved 10 time ruthless than LTTE.

3. IC did not use the Sanctions on SL Government for the human rights abuses, may be the reason there is no any strategic importance.

5. Call made by the LTTE for lay down the arms is not honored or respected.

6.100 thousands of people assembled in the streets of Toronto, London, European countries, Australia, Tamilnadu, Washington DC, New York... and around world to protest against this war. But IC did not do anything except some sympathies and condolences.

7. IC community did not understand that the war on terror has been misused with the hidden agenda of Genocidal SL Government.

THIS MEANS I THINK THE TAMILS WILL BECOME ON THEIR OWN AGAIN.

FOR SURE WAR IS NOT OVER. WHY? BECAUSE THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ERADICATED BUT THE SYMPTOMS ARE BEING ELIMINATED.

Wimal   May 21st, 2009 4:34 am ET

Insted of talking war, we should focus on the people of Tamil Eelam, who were effected and lost hope for the past 25 YRS, Killing innocents in the name of war aginst Terrorism is not the right thing to do in a civilize world, SriLankan Government just created a monster which will hount them soon, wunded "snakes"are all over the place in northern Srilanka it will not be easy to forget what they went through in the past 9 months, wether you like it or not Srilanka yet to face an other bigger war to face" Mark my Word" it is comming! Tamils suffering is growing rapidly, their angry is growing rapidly too....that will bring an other liberation.....this time they will be no rules to play because TAMILS have played by the rule to obey International law but the result for obeying Ineternational Law have brought only disaster to Tamils. The International community have kept quiet when Tamils were killed by tousands, International community became powerless in front of Srilankan Government..........Same on International community all your power is good for nothing when is come to Tamils Freedom may be it is because Tamils lives are not that important to you.............Tamil Eelam will be .........there sooooooooon.
Thamilar thagam thamieela thayagam!

thilaga   May 21st, 2009 4:38 am ET

The war will be started now. we want to get freedom from Sinhala Government. Always tamil Girls are raped by the Srilankan Curious Terroist Government and Army

uditha   May 21st, 2009 4:44 am ET

who ever support LTTE they probably will say no.... Look back n see how many monks were killed, how many people were killed...and how man army soldiers have been died in this mission.... If people say the war is not over.... i will say at lease the land was saved.... those who support LTTE think, if one of your relation or a family member was killed by them how would you feel....

WE LOVE OUR COUNTRY

kalani   May 21st, 2009 4:46 am ET

this is a fake and bias poll. It does not change the figures when you voted as " yes"

Thirumal   May 21st, 2009 4:50 am ET

We, Tamils still believe our hero Pirabakaran is still alive. Even for a talk if we accept that he is killed, by the Govt.'s genocide activities will make new many Pirabakarans.

Joseph   May 21st, 2009 4:50 am ET

There will be a time when the SL government and India would think Prabakaran was much better. It is coming..hold on.

ChandraPrakash   May 21st, 2009 4:55 am ET

May be lankan celebrate this victory but it is for now only, Never freedom fighters can be buried by any means ( see the 2000 year history of world)
MAN PROPOSES BUT GOD DEPOSES
Our Tamils believe in Truth and definitely lanka will suffer for the killing of innocent tamils for the past 60 years
sinhala peoples smart lie`s will die one day and nobody can save the lanka

Prakash, Chennai

Raj   May 21st, 2009 4:58 am ET

Mr.Antony, Please do not say you are Tamil. If you say 100% you are tamil then you go and ask your mom who is your father are. I am 300% sure he is real singalis. you are taking non sence like your father. try to lern the new world. Mr.Pirabagaran will come back very soon, then we will get our land back from your guys. You wait until that time......

Vishaka   May 21st, 2009 4:58 am ET

Have you ever felt the feeling when u live in a land with lot of fear.You know when ever i leave my house we never know that wether we will be lucky to come back to the house.every day i pray to the god saying take my life bt not my family away from me because i can never imagine a life without my family.Have u ever seen people crying holding their childs dead body in their arms well we have seen imagine we dont have any relationships with them but i have cried thousand times for those people.We are a proud nation but due to certain reasons we lost it for sometime but now we are back.Our nation is a proud nation and today we are free.We are a free nation.When ever i think about it i feel like kissing my motherland the smell that comes from the earth ours brings the life back to us.I dont know how to expres my feelings its like a dream come true.We know how hard to bear the pain coz we have felt it.We know how hard the life is coz we have lived.Apart feom all we know how the victory feels because we have already won.We won it not for the sake of the present but to give a free country for our children.
WE dont want WAR
What our president did was he stopped the war.All the sri lankans know that.

Kiri   May 21st, 2009 5:05 am ET

LTTE is a product of Sinhala government's genocides against Tamils. There are not terrorists. They fight for Tamil people freedom. Before LTTE there were discriminations againts Tamils. Now SL government said that they destroyed LTTE. But you can wait and see. Sl government will not give any solutions to Tamils. Taht time you will understand abot our problems.

Raju   May 21st, 2009 5:06 am ET

War is not over. Tamils need there freedom. Until they get freedom war never get end.

Ram Kumar   May 21st, 2009 5:10 am ET

Sri Lanka destroys evidence, prevents ICRC, UN access – Prof. Boyle

EU must investigate Sri Lanka war crimes – Boston Globe

Fears mount for safety of doctors arrested by SLA

‘Tigers will regroup with a vengeance’ – FT

'Long live human dignity; shame on international community'

IC has to check militarization and Sinhalicisation of rehabilitation

War crime in the massacre of LTTE officials

Mahinda’s accounts crime

sankar oman   May 21st, 2009 5:10 am ET

I do not believe singhalese barbaric acts will come to an end. Unless they allow international observers to oversee the singhala government promises made in their parliament. Like US president Obama suggessted it is time for act and share the power with Tamils and give the Tamils their political rights, dignity to live etc..

roshan   May 21st, 2009 5:11 am ET

if iam in a position with power i creat war between india and china. So america won't have third enemy in future, i want no peace no were in asia they all cowards

Rosh   May 21st, 2009 5:12 am ET

CNN, We know how biased your news programmes are. IF this was a white christian country and Pirapaharan was aMuslim.., US, UK & UN by now would have wiped out him. That's the sad truth. Why don't you talk about the 100s of children dying in Afghanistan of US bombs...???? Why are those only a 15sec news flashes...??? The western countries need to see third world countries like Sri lanka in civil unrest, wars etc because they can sell their weapons, ammos, tanks, helis etc etc. Just admit it.

And the so called Tamil diaspora just used Pirapaaharan to create problems for the Tamils in SL so that they could hide behind the political asylum veil and enjoy the benefits and facilities the western countries offer them. Now that Pirapaaharan the idiot is gone, they are seeing an end to all this. That's why the Tamil diaspora is looking for the next Pirapaaharan.. !!

Luckily we have a great president who has a backbone.. we have China, Russia, Iran and other nations that fight against the new age imperialism to give us strength..

Last but not least, Pirapaaharan has killed more Tamils than any government put together.. and CNN, please ask this question your selves,
How can Pirapaaharan's daughter be a Doctor in the UK living a life of luxury with billions of rupees in foreign accounts.. when 10 year old tamil boys and girls in sri lanka were given weapons and a cyanide capsules by her father to die for his dream ????

If stupid racist tamils want another war... bring it on, we are ready..!!

Himali   May 21st, 2009 5:14 am ET

Ane thoge ammata hukaganin,,,,, Plz

Thusara   May 21st, 2009 5:14 am ET

Why are you guys don't leave Sri Lanka alone? Isn't it better if you conduct a survey on "isn't it against the international law that US is killing Afghan civilians?" or else "should there be a war crimes tribunal against Obama regime to inqure the proved and admitted (by Sec of State) civilian killings in Afghanistan?"

Please let Sri Lanka to heal her wounds and stand on her own feet and develop the affected areas. Helping that cause in whatever the way is more humane than conducting these idiotic surveys....

Inoshika   May 21st, 2009 5:15 am ET

First of all, thanks go to the GOSL for wiping out terrorism in Sri Lanka. Why does nobody wonder that it's the Tamils who benefit most from this, when there's no Prabha to ruin their lives? With Cyanide around armies of Children and innocent girls?

Sri Lanka has always been a country which boasted of a proud history; yes, we lost it for some time but we emerged victorious recently, and will continue to be so.

As an aside for CNN, why don't you come to Sri Lanka and ask some of the Tamils rescued about how they feel about Mr Prabha and his henchmen now? Why does nobody want the truth to be told, that Prabha was the only force of tyranny that pushed Tamils to death and suicide?

I, as an honest citezen of Sri Lanka, was proud about my mother land in the past, and I am today, and always will in my whole life; not as a Sinhalese, but as a Sri lankan.

Ravi   May 21st, 2009 5:18 am ET

All Major English Medias and channels supporting Rajapakshes's Man Eating policy , even Developed countries also simply siting and watching , but Mr.Prabhakran and Tamil Elam Still living , English Medias peoples Pls try to understand Tamil peoples rights and LTTE Motives. Sinhalish Govt still now they are not talk about Tamil peoples rights and their life security in Srilanka.

Sriankan tamils are Srilanka citizens , they want equal rights... , if medias working , telecasting all the situations properly ,I am Sure one day the man Eating Rajapakshe will stand in Human rights court.

M.F.M Fayaz   May 21st, 2009 5:25 am ET

The war which is done against the terrorists are over.
but that does not mean a proper solution had been given to the actual problem. the minorities in sri lanka should be given equal rights as much as the majority in the country.
Ethnocentrism is being heavily practiced by some of the Sinhalese which might heavily push the minority of the country to rise up against the government of sri lanka.

the terrorism had been treated, but the problems the minority are having still remains wounded....!

Jay Jeyaseelan   May 21st, 2009 5:26 am ET

The war will continue until the Tamils get total autonomy. Tamil should be able to live with dignity in their own land. The fight will go on until it is achieved

NK   May 21st, 2009 5:28 am ET

This war is far from being over. The Sri Lankan Sinhala government is vomiting worms of lies to justify their atrocities against innocent tamils.

Check this video out. Viewers discretion is advised.
http://tinyurl.com/7a5k2k

This is exactly whats happening in the "welfare camps" and this is exactly why the government does not allow any international media workers, because they want to hide their dirty filth. Sinhalse just can't accept the damnable, truth & shame of their people. The ugly truth will prevail!

P:S Prabakaran's face looks terribly fake, only a fool would believe that video. Plus didn't they claim they killed Prabakaran 89' then he magically reappeared with a speech the year after?

Sakwithi   May 21st, 2009 5:28 am ET

I think..CNN wants to...Keep the WAR NEWS as their main business.
That's why they don't like to tell that this over is over.
They have a Big Fun..when others are sad & putting on trouble.
Most of the News Reporters are dont like see the End Of a War of ANY COUNTRY.(Then they dont have News to maintain their Job)

How ever Now War is Completely Over.
Now Sri Lanka is the VERY PEACEFULL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

Bala   May 21st, 2009 5:30 am ET

After the news spread, Sinhalese celebrated with fire works. What did they celebrate for? The killings of 50000 innocent civilians? Or just Prabharan? There can be no peace between Tamils and these ill minded people. Separate state is the only solution.

Shirani   May 21st, 2009 5:30 am ET

Never in the recent history has so much atrocities been committed against a particular race with the well orchestrated blessings of the international community. While the Tamil population is being slaughtered with the full view of the spy satellites in the West, the eerie silence that followed in the halls of the UN and the diplomatic wires between world capitals, amplified the unanimous agreement of the West,to complete the annihilation of Tamils by the rogue state of Sri Lanka under the pretext of "War on Terror"

Despite the “End of the War” civilians many of whom are children, have yet to receive medical treatment. Many still lie bleeding to death in the "No fire Zone" and slowly dying without food, water and medical attention of any sort.

United Nations, the very emblem of human rights, dignity and equality has betrayed of the Tamil people, denying everything from basic right to food and medicine to protection against cluster munitions and white phosphorous.

By their silence during this genocide and the collective celebrations, the Sinhalese have shown to the Tamils that peaceful and dignified coexistence is not on the cards and in the process have unwittingly conceded Tamils demand for self determination.

No matter to which degree the West approaches the Tamil issue with an intentional blind eye, the Tamil Diaspora will exercise its rights and freedoms to the fullest, till our people achieve the right to live in a secured land with freedom and dignity, like everyone else.

Chameera   May 21st, 2009 5:31 am ET

What stupidity is this? When Bush started attacks against Taliban, no one protested; when Stalin wiped out the Chechniyans no one shouted, but when Sri lanka, a soveriegn country of independance fights against terrorism that has plagued her lands for decades, all shout, all protest..

Prabhakaran deserved his fate, we, honest Sri Lankans say it with one voice: He deserves no life. He who turned innocent children to carriers of bombs and guns, he who destroyed the youth of countless men, he who devestated the whole of the Tamil Nation, why should he be pitied?

Please keep this in mind: we respect our Tamils; when Murali scores a wicket with his Dusra, we dance in joy, we dont care whether hez Tamil or not. We celebrate our New Year together. We go to Kovils, they come to Temples, we share the joy of sunrise together. We have been living in this country in harmony for more than millenia.

All you Tamils out there: we speak to you as bretheren: Comrade, where standest thou? where shall thy heart take thou? As His Excellency said in the opening of the sixth Parliament, there is no such thing as Minority in Sri Lanka, there are only two groups: those that love this country and those that do not. Please choose, and choose swiftly where you belong to.

As a final touch for CNN: please live up to your name, do not take part in this hallabaloo and make yourself the laughing stock of all the honest world. Please be considerate and be impartial, as it is the responsibilty of a free media organization.

I know my comment will not be published, and I know even it makes to the comments board, it will be heavily censored; but at least I can rest assured that I have done the right thing for my country as a honest citizen.

Thanks!

dhin   May 21st, 2009 5:40 am ET

WAR NOT GOIN TO FINISEHD.
ALSO TAMILS NEVER FORGERT (18/05/2009).
SRI LANKA GOVEREMENT TAMILS GENOCIDE ALSO DOING NOW.
THEY SAW WORLD COUNTRYS THIS IS AGINIST TERRORIST.
WORLD NOW UNDESRTOOD NOW.

SO USA GIVE PRESSURE TO SL TO TAMILS GET FREEDAM.

Jan   May 21st, 2009 5:47 am ET

Yes, the war is over. But there are still some cadres who had escaped and hiding among Tamil civillians. GoSL should identify them and arrest, before they do any damage.
Also, GoSL should find Pirapaharan's (LTTE chief's) wife, daughter & younger son, they are living in UK according to the reports. UK should help GoSL for that. The younger son may be given mercy, since he still underage. Then KP (LTTE weapon agent) who is also wanted by the interpol should also be captured.
I thank the GoSL & all who supported them to wipe out terrorism in the beautiful Indian ocean Island.

Secondly, I totally agree with Antony who had commented above. It was first Dutch, then English who displaced the Tamils from Tamilnadu to their other British colonies, such as Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Malaysia, Kenya, South Africa, Burma etc. They took the tamils as labours & farmers (almost slaves). After the independence countries like Burma sent the Tamils back to Tamilnadu. But Sri Lanka allow them to stay.
So, if anybody doesn't like to live in SL with others, plz go back to Tamilnadu. Indian government should give them residence visa.

Sampath   May 21st, 2009 5:48 am ET

War in Sri Lanka is over.There never was a genocide of tamils.But some tamils did ask for a seperate country because they are so racist.Racists cannot really get along with any party.& tamils live well in devoloped countrys because they do have a better income and luxurious lives over there.But Sri Lanka is a economically poor country.So in it no one get to live in palaces or drive sport cars.

These Tamils are simply scared that they might have to leave the developed countries & come back to live a hard life here.Because that's what happen if it was proved that SL is safe to return.So they try hard to prove that in SL Tamils are killed.But if you look at the matter more openly you'll see that the kind of Tamils who are carrying campaigns are not the ones who really been through the real situation in SL but some foreign idiots.Who think they are Tamil!

In SL Sinhalese people were murdered at the rate of 60 per day by L.T.T.E with attacks to villages,time bombs,remote bombs,suicide attacks and all that imaginable and even beyond.
The INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY who cry for the safety of Tamils acted deaf & blind & never pressured L.T.T.E to stop killing civilians then.The situation here for a Sinhalese person was "death can be in any minute" parents weren't sure if their child'd come home safe from school,or children weren't sure if their parents'd come home safe from work.LTTE even threatened to attack Sinhala schools and kill masses of Sinhala children.
Days passed in utter terror ,'when will a bomb blast in our own
town?"
Everyday people would gather around TV at night wishing,"may there be no deaths today".But we were often disappointed.
Tigers targeted males,females,pregnant mothers,infants or any living being with Sinhala blood.

Now tell me one thing.How do you racist Tamils & L.T.T.E supporters in all skin colors suggest we Sinhalese people were supposed to tolerate it?Were we supposed to wait till all Sinhalese people were murdered off?.I'm sure your gut answer will be a yes.Cause you sure act so.But no nation would wait around till them all murdered or blasted in to smithereens that a body is not remained to do a funeral.

Those who don't know read some books.(Not the ones published by L.T.T.E supporters,but real History books)Come look at the remains of constructions of our great Sinhalese Kings in past and KNOW that Sinhalese people have been living in SL way before the 1st Tamil set foot on this earth.

But we understand that times change.People mix.
Through history Tamils have resided in SL from time to time.Till Britain invaded our country & brought Tamils from India to work in tea estates here.Which increased the Tamil population here massively & was the basis for this modern conflict.

But today the Tamil citizens in SL are part of our population.We know that,we accept that & we respect the fact!Our own people are more than welcome to live with us.It's their country as well as it's ours.SO DON'T ASK IT TO BE DIVIDED IN TO PIECES.

They say they want power.But they'll have to work for it.
Cause that's what's called DEMOCRACY.People vote for the leaders they like.If Tamils want Tamil leaders.They should vote for them.And it will be decided who to rule!Without trying to massacre whole Sinhalese community & somehow grab the power.

They say they want to be treated equal.They will effortlessly be treated beyond equal if they started to act humanly.Who wanna be equal with murders.I know i don't.
There are hell of a lot Tamils enjoy the death of L.T.T.E because these terrorists were bringing disgrace for their whole nation.And these people are already treated well in society.
People celebrate the end of L.T.T.E & death of Genocidal Prabhakaran like it's Christmas or New Year's eve.That's how happy Sri Lankans now.
To end my commentary i want to ask international community to TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN BUSINESS.Leave us to take care of our problems.If you're needed our president will let you know.

Thanks

Ranganathan   May 21st, 2009 5:53 am ET

Sinhala (Srilanka government) never to love tamil people because they should not give the freedom for tamil people and should not share the democracy with tamil and islamic people. So, currently the Tamil army has faild it will be shown its face to world.

Sakwithi Ranasingha   May 21st, 2009 6:00 am ET

I think..CNN wants to...Keep the WAR NEWS as their main business.
That's why they don't like to tell that this over is over.
They have a Big Fun..when others are sad & putting on trouble.
Most of the News Reporters are dont like see the End Of a War of ANY COUNTRY.(Then they dont have News to maintain their Job)

Don' make world crazy. A human beings life life time maximum 70 to 100 years only.During that time,live & enjoy peacefully with your family.
Dont waste your time to fight with others.
Do something usefull,to the world.
Be a scientist..not a terrorist.(be a usefull person not a no use person)

How ever Now War is Completely Over.
Now Sri Lanka is the VERY PEACEFULL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

Ranganathan   May 21st, 2009 6:01 am ET

we have 12 coror people in world but we dont have a country, but sinhala have 2 coror but they have a country, They are refush us and our language then how we can join with them.

jaya   May 21st, 2009 6:06 am ET

Hey Saintan... wt the held u ar talking ab bullshit.. ar u stil LTTE carder and regreting ab ur cunney and brutal leader who hasnt backbone. even LTTE leader when he died he dint wear cinide tablet as he command to other team members..... then do u think whether he was good leader or talking ab inocent tamil ppl. Nopee never he did.. his one and only aim is to be leader for his purpose only.. If anybody blame to Sri Lanka whether they killed innocent tamil ppl that ppl too remaining LTTE carders. If so army forces didnt need to salvage innocent ppl by puting their live in danger.

MJ18   May 21st, 2009 6:14 am ET

From now on if the Tamils are oppressed by the Sri Lankan army then of course another battle will start. The Sri Lankan government hasn't wiped out the Tigers and they know that. The Tigers are keeping it low. Like I said if the oppression of Tamils happens then expect another battle.

MJ18   May 21st, 2009 6:21 am ET

To Dimu,
We will only love a country that respects its citizens not its ethnicity. So if Sri Lanka implements that you wouldn't need two groups. All the citizens will love the country. The reason why Mahinda says that there is two groups is because he knows what he does is not favored by all the citizens of Sri Lanka.

ranjan   May 21st, 2009 6:22 am ET

War won’t be over until Tamils get what they want. Tamils always been discriminating and killed by Singala Government.
war ie never going to finish until tamils get right solution.

Niroshan   May 21st, 2009 6:24 am ET

Saintan, did u see that government is killing Tamil civilians? r u in Sri Lanka.. just come here and see how so called Tamil Leaders used innocent Tamil civilians to protect their lives. They came to government areas since they couldn't bare the harassment of LTTE (So called Tamil Leaders). How many Tamils live in Colombo and other parts of the country ? What has happened to them ? Couple of years back even the Sri Lankan police chief also a Tamil person.. Then how come the government kill them? Don't try to fool the world any more.. World know the real devil inside LTTE.

MJ18   May 21st, 2009 6:27 am ET

You can never wipe out the LTTE. Even with whole world helping Sri Lanka they couldn't wipe out the Tigers. So Sri Lanka should stop dreaming of wiping out the Tigers because what they are doing is killing innocent citizens. So Sri Lanka stop wasting time and clean up your mess. For 60 years you gave the Tamils citizens a hell of a time. So smarten up and help the Tamils.

If not be prepared to wiped out of the face of the planet.

Aliba   May 21st, 2009 6:32 am ET

we'll strive hard to make a separate home land for tamils.

Prabhakaran from All tamils heart.

Ruvini   May 21st, 2009 6:34 am ET

HELL YES! The war is over!!!
No sinner can carry on evil forever. The bloody terrorism is over now in my precious country. All the peace loving Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims n burghers can live happily here. Whoever wants more war, better just butt out from SL!

Niyoma   May 21st, 2009 6:50 am ET

Please all read the comment of “Sri Lankan Soldier”. Very good reason for why Tamils are seeking separate state.

"No, War is not over, 3 million Themala left in this country.
Until we kill all themala war is not over.
This country is belongs to great Sinhala-Budhist only. Others must get out or to be killed."

Alert! To all the Christians & Muslims communities in Sri Lanka

Kannan   May 21st, 2009 6:52 am ET

Until Singhalese can feel Tamil's pain, this war will go on and on

TheQ TMDC   May 21st, 2009 6:54 am ET

the war is not over, i'm sure!
The body of Prabhakaran our Ltte leader is a fake.
He's alive.
Believe me I dont want the war.
But the war is not over.Everyday i'm listening to the radio:
over 1000 tamils were killed. That is not freedome.
WHY??? cause they are tamils.
Here is the real news:
http://www.friedeninsrilanka.de

please open your eyes...

rajabaksa tells us that the ltte leader is dead and says that the war is over. why?
I know why. to get the money from the world.
And yes it has been successful.

Stop the war please.

Your faithful
Piragalan
Sivasothinathan

Appuhami   May 21st, 2009 7:04 am ET

Doreappa May 19th, 2009 1655 GMT

"The war in Sri Lanka is over and already government gave a solution (karuna amman is in parliament)."

Mr or Mrs Doreappa,
This is a solution for Karuna, not for Tamils. The war has just begun to achieve our goals and you singalees will feel the pain soon.

Ash   May 21st, 2009 7:08 am ET

Can't belive the hatred some Tamil's have in their hearts..for 30 years people suffered from this civil war. Your own people who were the grips and shelters of your so called one and only leader " Prabakaran" are cusing over the LTTE. Have you not heard thire stories the fear in their hearts. HAve you all not seen the luxourious life he have had and given to his family while other people suffered protecting him. For gods sake think about your community without being selfish and trying to protect this terrorist organization. The whole world knows the truth...at least now try to help and build one nation under one flag..which is ONLY ONE SRI LANKA.

As our president say " there are only to groups now. The people who love the country & a minority of people who does not love the country.

You think & understan to which group you really belong."

True   May 21st, 2009 7:11 am ET

when tamils get the equal right war is over. One race can thing war is over but the war is still going on every tamils inside soon it will come out like a volcano. for the moment its a dead volcano.not permanently

Praba - From Norway   May 21st, 2009 7:11 am ET

My dear Sinhala Sri Lankans and Tamils of Tamil Eelam!

What I could say is as long as Sri Lankan Leaders spit Buddhist Chauvinism against innocent Tamils of Tamil Eelam, the war against them will unfortunately continue. This war can change the form, I mean from AK 47 to Akimsa of Mahatma Gandhi to guerrilla war. The Tamils have the duty to do, against this state terrorism imposed by successful international community. The beauty here is Tamils are left to their own community in Diaspora and they are the only voice against the so-called terror on war. Please sinhala moderates help the innocent Tamils to win their fundamental human rights in modern world.

raj   May 21st, 2009 7:11 am ET

war is not over, because Sri Lanka buy more arms.that mean Sri Lanka know war is not over. Sri Lanka foolish the world with the support with India.

Sajitha Jayawardene   May 21st, 2009 7:15 am ET

Yes. The war is over and there is no room to start any rebel activity in Sri Lanka again. Never, Never, Never.

This msg to u Jonny, Suresh Munusamy,Kathiron- You dnt have a motherland in this whole world. Make sure that. U tamils came to sri lanka to do our sanitary works. Ask from yr mamas and papas. I dont know whether u knw yr correct mama or papa, you may be having more-Lol- Dont forget that. As Sinhalese we can allow u to stay with us. But no separate land. U all welcome for a open talk. It is very sad to accept that u guys had supported LTTE and now all effrots made are worthless. Truth is bitter my friends. This nation is open to any one. But not for rables. All u LTTE supporters around the world has to return to sri lanka very soon. So count the days. You all will be deported. You are most welcome here!!! We r counting for that day. Will see then.

Thanks for u guys – – – Antony, Doreappa

Kumar Anand   May 21st, 2009 7:16 am ET

The Govt of Sri Lanka has orchestrated the brutal holocaust in modern history using the high tech weapons from China and Pakistan, Intelligence, surveillance and strategy from India and funds from Iran given freely and generously to them an dthe silent blessing from UN. Phosperous Bombs, Thermobaric weapons, Napalm and Cluster Munitions were used liberally against the innocent Tamil Civilians. More than 15,000 civilians were killed within three months. More than 25,000 civilians were severely injured. Many thousands of the casualties were babies and children. They have also massacred the surrendered LTTE political cadres and over 1000 injured carders who were not fighting. In the brutal Ethnic war, approximately to 100000 civilians have been killed. The 97percent of the civilians killed are innocent Tamils and they were massacred by the Sri Lankan Security forces and its Paramilitary groups. Who are really the terrorists? The Sri Lanka Govt regimes that has systematically killed close to 970,000 Tamil civilians or the LTTE which was the Voice of the oppressed Tamils?

The 250,000 civilians who were "released from LTTE", by the Govt by the so called 'Humanitarian operation' are living in massive interrogation camps surrounded by barb wires and Brutal Armed forces. They would be held in this locations for 5 years, if they are lucky enough to survive that long. This is in fact the largest inhumane operation of the modern world, rather than the 'humanitarian' operation as claimed. The Free were 'Liberated' and made Detainees in Mass Torture Camps. Additionally over 15,000 civilians’ souls were 'liberated' from their bodies.

Brutality and Genocide are used by State Machinery to enslave and eliminate the oppressed. The fight for justice and equality will continue on until a reasonable solution is achieved.

Samarakoon   May 21st, 2009 7:16 am ET

WAR IS OVER !!!!! NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT...... IF SOMEONE WANTS THE "TAMIL EELAM",,,,,THEY CAN GO WHERE THE PLACE "PRABAKARAN" HAS GONE......
WE ARE THE TRUE BRAVE SRI LANKAN'S & WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO KILL THE TERRORIST WHOM SHOULD WANT TO BREAK OUR MOTHERLAND....
EVEN U CNN.......WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT HEADACHE ON THIS MATTER.....U WANT TO SEE ANOTHER EELAM WAR IN SRI LANKA.....COZ, WE ALL KNOW WHAT IS THE REAL REASON FOR THAT......AND YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS, BECAUSE YOU LOVE TAMILS.....JUST FOR YOUR OWN GOOD & BENEFITS OF THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES......

mrali   May 21st, 2009 7:17 am ET

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, UN if these Interanationl bodies are alive,they act fast to expose the real situation of tamils in the government camps. the govenrment keep on doing ethinic violation against tamils, these is because of NARROW minted Sinhala BUddist, but Lord Budduha 's concept is very good ,island sihalese misusing that. the Buddist MONKS are the ORIGNATORS to this Ethinic Problems but in MAHINDA CHINDANA...............who knows the TRUTH? one this we can say cofirmly the goverment (Rajapksa group) wanted to sweep out tamils by killing or making them empty hands. the rullers are enjoying this,
my request is to make the peace by respecting religon, ethinic of the peoples.

at this moment the international organisation need to be act fast as possible ,because the true situation was hided by government ,
NO one ICRC,UNICEF.........not allowed in side government camps. why this international union still waiting silantly?
is that they ACCEPT killing of civilions without food ,madicine and walfare,
dear INTERNATIONAL BODIES please act fast and survevy balance TAMILS !

sai   May 21st, 2009 7:18 am ET

LTTE are not Terrorristen. They are warriors of peace for tamil people.

Meera   May 21st, 2009 7:24 am ET

To Antony brother,
now can u realize how the leader PRABAHARAN???
he gave his son's soil to our TAMIL NATION
dont try to fool others by shoeing stupid examples.......
wait & see the war is not end...
it will continue until our TAmil people get their Rights

Sasini   May 21st, 2009 7:25 am ET

The war in Sri Lanka is over..and..do not argue...it's over forever...and as a Sri Lankan, I need to say that war was not against Tamil People..It was only against LTTE Terrorists!!!! Just do not help to make it a mess infront of the international people..!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is only Sri lankan's problem..please do not come between that..We can rebuilt our nation with the help of Tamils.Sinhaleese, muslimes..etc..!We only need is just a little help from u all the international people!!~!!!!

chandru   May 21st, 2009 7:30 am ET

prabhakaran is gentleman.......

sathis   May 21st, 2009 7:36 am ET

War is not ended.Its just started...

Now the srilankan Goernment planted the seed well. Think how many lives you have took intentionally! Look now how many children injured lost their parts..they lost education...these are all the seeds which will grow up and give u strongly after few years...until they get well settled they will not sleep...The name Prabhakaran is enough.They will come back strongly..

The Tamils are great. They spread in every country.. soon u will realise.

Still u scare for TAMILS

path   May 21st, 2009 7:38 am ET

war is over...why cant all sinhalese tamils and muslims live in peace and harmony.we are defineatly gonna live like brothers and sisters under one flag.terrorism in SL is over jst dont try to create it again.those who live abroad do not know how LTTE made us suffer they jst saw what they were shown. the war was not against us,(the tamil people) but against terrorism.and why the hell we ourselves called us minority?? everyone who loves the country they live falls into majority.did Prabhakaran gave the rights of tamil people ? he even forced all most all the children to join as LTTE carders. now we have the right of living.and one more thing thousands of our brothers and sisters who were suffreing under prabhakaran and his rulesare bieng freed from the our country's army.there should not be two armies,two leaders and two flags in one country.Srilanka is the best. I love my motherland.

viji   May 21st, 2009 7:45 am ET

A civilian war will not end until it reach its traget(Freedom)
what ever happens we will rebuild and we will fight for our freedom
there is a huge defferent between freedom and terrorism
(thamilar thaham thamil eelath thayaham)

Unmai   May 21st, 2009 7:45 am ET

World biggest man made burial ground is in sri lanka!!!

No war loyalty or truth has been followed by Sri Lanka Government!

No Real Braveness...

Shame Shame Puppy Shame!!!

Real Tamilan   May 21st, 2009 7:51 am ET

@ Tamilan

Sorry to disappoint you brother. But the LTTE leader is dead and the death has been confirmed by his DNA Profile as well as his once close associate Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman. Karuna Amman has been the right hand man of LTTE leader V.P. thus he surely knows biological attributes that distinguishes V.P. Prabhakaran is the one who first started killing tamils by killing the then Jaffna mayor. Prabakaran is a very good con artist who knows how to manipulate people and make an income. The subject he chose to do this is "Racism". Sadly he couldn't convince people like Karuna Amman who eventually realized the truth that Prabakaran was executing his own agenda wrapping it with the freedom fighting appearance.

What you can really do now is pray to god to lessen his burden in hell. Because the curse of killing all those innocent people and destroying the future of innocent small children whom he recruited by force to fight for his motives will burn him in hell forever.

Sarah   May 21st, 2009 7:51 am ET

This isn't supprise gentlement?

wow...now CNN,BBC ( Bulshit broadcasting Company) try to make genoside via internet...Im workig for UN organaization here and i dont see such discrimination in this country..Like yes in our western countires much worst..

Im so pleasure to heard that you all coments... Yes Sri Lanka markd the misserable war has came end...Sri Lankans have fresh air now.. can breath everywhere...every srilankans celebreate everywhere...they are under one flag now..they are only one country..they have only 2 nations..one who love mother country( patriotic) and others do not love their mother country (who very much minority) ..they dont have Sinhalese, tamils, muslims, now.. all are Sri Lankans...His excelency presdiant has declared his speech last Tuesday..I knw srilankan are not the people who like to celebrate with crackers, Milk rice when people died..but this occation every single person did enjoyed ( even tamil people is IDP's) asthey are get rid of the massive war finally...

Now the real war began, that is nation building..government and rest of the country now really tryong to help prople those who lost their love onles and displaced. .im hope to go North soon and work to innocent Tamil people and children..We have desided work for IDP's..not sure how possible government give quick respond with this regard...they seems really brothers and sisters...they have been suffered 3 decadeds from ruthless war..now time to help them ..we can suppoart sri Lanka build beutifull sri lanka. Not been dividers..come and joing with them..

I clearly understand most of the internationals view this situation...As many of the forigners and internationals dont know the big picture..No wonder even my own Brother In lw( British) dint knw whatz going here and now only he knows the reality in Sri Lanka after shifted to Sri Lanka.

Ok..let me began.. First this war is NOT against to tamilians.. they are very good friends and love each other...within their families have sinhala-tamil marriages..thisrelations ships have very longer history ( more than 2500 years)since King Vijaya ( he escaped from India and began his new journy and kingdom in Sri Lanka) ...

Do you know how many tamil ministers and MPs represent SL parliment.top level businessmen, profficianals, univesity lectures etc ? many and many.. ..theynever had or have probalams with tamils, muslims, or burgars
. they study together, live together, eat together, we celebrate each other religion festivels, vist each other religious places.

do u know the story behind thie radiculos situation?

We called BLOOD MONEY....it happend evey where..africa,asia or latin america..most of the countries are developing or 3rd world countries

SL againest the terrisom ..not Tamils..LTTE kill their own people from 3 decades.. thousands and thousands innocent peolple ,children without thie love ones..you never see them as the Sri Lanka media is so stupid and not powerfull...the best example is thousands of people now in No war zone in north as hostages.. If they tru to escape from the zone LTTE shoot and kill them..if they fight for tamil freedom, why they kill their own people? why millions of tamil people ecaped from LTTE contral areas and come to government cleared ares,,..U knw the LTTE is the most powerfull terriosom group with the having largest international network and only terrisom group having militery air strike power.. DO you know who gave this power and money? last 3 decades many sri lankan ex politicians , some time leaders help them for their own sake , power and money...many internatinols want to have SL civil war for their disgusting BLOOD MONEY,, weapons and not only that, for save their elections and sheats . Indian ellection was good example..many polticians like Karunannidi, Jayalalitha, y Gopal etc want save their seats and give many many promises to south indians ,,they are story makers..they just wanted to save their pockets only...Now the next chapter is David Miliband..his representing the Sheild is majority was tamil population.what a great suprize? dnt u undestand? Norway hiiden agendas..or many many..how can i tell u..this is long story behind this.. y international community come behind SL? they afraid they gona their blood money.. SL is independen country and they can mange this situation,,They dont need to international black hands... how international community can interface atleast they cant slove their problams.? their having bunch of wars and even they cant protect SL diplomatic missions in London, Oslo, France, Chennai and many countries..if they can protect their embassies and how would they tru to interface this peacfull country...Actually we are so diserpoined with the international media and some countries..they wanted to devide our country..never happen...They have good leader now..not like past...
Sri lanka was peacfull independent country and 1615 Portugal, 1700 Dutch and 1815 british nationals took away our democracy.. after 1815 many tamil labours from the South india came to Sri lanka for labour ( mostly tea estates) due to Srl lankans did not willing to work for british..so many countries divided..ex India problam..

Sri Lankans dont have probalms with tamils..They live peace and harmony..but many people try to show or make problams with them Srilankan media and internatinal relationship is very weakness...thats why no one knows the real situation..if international come with good faith they accept always...you know UNDP,Plan International,CCF like many international organizations never had problams with the government as they have clear miison and vision..but many NGO's, countries and international having hidden agendas and get many problams and government and people of SL won't accepting those...this is their coutry ...not ours... so let them to stay peacfull now..

Ramanadan   May 21st, 2009 8:00 am ET

ALL U LTTE FREAKS BE AWARE. WE ARE COMING TO GET U.

VIJAY   May 21st, 2009 8:02 am ET

Until tamilpeople get right solution we will fight. tamil people are LTTE Number of people no metter what is they right
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Sri Ganesh Babu   May 21st, 2009 8:05 am ET

CNN you are committed to do some thing with your previous polling Result . "Should IC invervene in Sri Lanka".

Save our Little kids, elders, brothers, sisters, mothers fathers, Please do that FIRST. They are Still starving for food ,medicine and safety.

As that is more merciful than this polling. Thank you.

chamara   May 21st, 2009 8:06 am ET

yes the war against the psychopathic killer prabhakaran and his tiger rebels is over. for which our heartfelt gratitude goes to our brave soldiers and our brilliant leader president Rajapaksha.
but unfortunately while we srilankans( the term srilankan refers to all races in our country let them be sinhala, tamil or muslim) celebrate the downfall of this ruthless terrorist group there are a number of entities who are doing there best to degrade this brilliant achievement by bringing forward ridiculous claims about how tha SLA has been shelling hospitals and killing tamils fleeing from the tigers, now how stupid is that, this was a war against terrorism not one against tamils a fact that any refugee living in those IDP camps would confirm.
Funny how a lot of people commenting here keep ranting about how disgracefuly the tamils are being treated in SL when im pretty sure that none of them have even set foot here & experienced how united we are in this multi-ethnic country.
And finaly CNN i realy have to question your credibility as a so called unbiased media org. when you keep undermining the humanitarian efforts of our soldiers & government in your reports. for instance when the govt. representatives repeatedly provide factual evidence you say that such information isnt concrete since an independant source hasnt verified it..yet you dont think twice in publizising articles that pro-LTTE groups publish, especialy the tamil tiger web. In short you are giving a message to the viewer that representatives of a terrist group which in its hands has the blood of thousands of innocent SL citizens are more trustworthy than a countries own government. is this what you call journalism? thats sad..
and where were you when hundreds were killed in taliban due to US air strikes
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/full-coverage/5556195/critics-warn-air-strikes-bolstering-taliban/

hmm..realy unbiased. HAIL the SL ARMED FORCES !!

waps   May 21st, 2009 8:10 am ET

we are proud to be a srilankan. I know and all the srilankans all over the world know war against LTTE in srilanka is 100% over. No war in srilanka anymore. But someone doesn't like to accept this win as a true win. If you are a true srilankan u must celebrate this moment. our salutation for the SRILANKAN ARMY

தமிழன்   May 21st, 2009 8:14 am ET

உண்மையா கடைசி தமிழன் இருக்கும் வரை தமிழித்திக்கான போர் முடியாது

N THAMIL   May 21st, 2009 8:15 am ET

WAR CONTINUES TILL TAMILIANS GET BACK THEIR OWN LAND FROM SINHALESE. NOW SINHALESE MAY BE SUPPORTED BY CHINESE, INDIANS (EXCEPT TRUE TAMILIANS AND SOME HUMANITARIANS), ETC., BUT ALWAYS GOD SUPPORTS FOR TRUTH. ONE DAY TAMIL FLAG WILL FLY AT SRILANKA.

arul   May 21st, 2009 8:16 am ET

The war is still continuing in Northern part of Sri Lanka. Srilanka army massacaring the innocent tamil civilians. While the militery offencive was under way the srilankan government was not allowing the international media and aid agencies in the conflict zone due to safety reasons. But the prez Rajapaksa said on Monday the war is over. Yet the government is not allowing the medias and the aid workers. What the government felt that if they let the medias and international aid workers in the conflict area then the truth will come out to the world. We can realise that the sri lanks army is involved in rubbing the evidence of massacaring the tamil peoples and once they have done those things will let the medias and aid agencies on the war zone. The international media will look into this matter very seriously because there is huge humanaterian crises in the Vanni region of Northern Sri Lanka.

தமிழன்   May 21st, 2009 8:18 am ET

பிரபாகரன் இல்லாத தமிழர்கள் சிங்கள கொத்தடிமைகள் தான்

jude   May 21st, 2009 8:19 am ET

prabaharan is the sole leader of tamil ever, if the srilankan goverment would fight alone without getting support from other countries, at this movement our leader would be the president of srilanka. the ltte is the sole represantative of tamil community ever. if we like to breath peaceful air in srilanka, the international community should put forward an execet political process in srilanka.

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manush   May 21st, 2009 8:23 am ET

the war in Sri Lanka is over for the greater good of both Sinhalese and Tamils. the LTTE supporters better understand that fact. the government or the Sinhalese never had a problem with the Tamil civilians but with the LTTE organization. let it over!!! otherwise there would be another war for 35 or more years. do not fight! STOP IT IDIOTS!!!!!

rajakandhasamy   May 21st, 2009 8:27 am ET

genocide of tamil people in srilanka continuously done by srilankan military,. it government sponserd genocide with help of India.

sonia wants prabakaran, lankan prisident wants whole tamil peoples,

both objective can fulfiled.

Raman   May 21st, 2009 8:27 am ET

Hello Dimu, Mahinda is a terrorist who killed 1000s of innocent tamils within few months. He is running his government with full of lies and trying to get the fund from international community. Now you are saying there is only 2 group "The people who love the country & a minority of people who does not love the country" then the entire tamils will be in second group because all tamils do not consider Sri Lanka as their Motherland and Tamil Eelam is our mother land and we will achieve that very soon.

mohamed   May 21st, 2009 8:29 am ET

ltte war is over if tamils want to do some war , you can choose in uk/ usa / europe, not in sri lanka, mean apart from sri lanka, over country is expecting peace and our society living peacefully, past history sri lanka provide all the facilities to all societies, but tamils they consume those rights and they need more, but one think i want to say, other minorities wish to live with sinhalese rather than tamils, and what the tamil asking the land beloging to muslims and sinhalese, those who has same history as tamils clams, and tamils are most racist than sinhalese if the got the homeland, past history reveals and proved by themselves. we belive in one country with peace, we dont like terrorist or separatist to divide sri lanka, it is one country, any one who doesn't like lanka specialy tamils wish to make the tamil eelam to to their tourist destination, find a country in europe i wish them sucess, not in sri lanka.

sam   May 21st, 2009 8:48 am ET

LTTE is finish for ever ,,,,,they never rise up again.

if anyone want to be brabakaran,,,,,,,,

he'll also die like a slumdog,,,his team ,,same

kal   May 21st, 2009 9:06 am ET

Over, itz all over, Now those LTTE savages acting against in a brutal way to other peaceful people (srilankans) out side Sri Lanka. There are more examples we can see from UK also.How pathetic......... Mr.Milliband has asked this trouble for some time now. Now he can give EELAM from UK now.
Some comment from LTTE supporter are so hilarious & lot of them are lies. If any observer (fair) can come to SL , he/she can understand the real situation.
@ Culas : I have never seen such a liar like you, as far as we know real, good tamils never lie. but those who put such comments ............???

janeesh   May 21st, 2009 9:07 am ET

the war is really over now.prabhakaran is dead.all other leaders and members are killed.some surrended.this is the end of LTTE.i must request all the tamil people who are abroad,please stop supporting LTTE.they are not some inncent rebels bt highly dangerous terroists.i cant think why anyone would help these murderers.
Finally i must say this,..Do not make any chaos or rebels,or anything that would sabotage SriLanka's freedom.because now you have seen what happens to those kind of unfair rebels.you could end up with the same way as prabhakaran did.
And plus..
Dont go around insulting SL ARMY like that.they are the most disciplined army in the whole world.they do not kill inncent people.thers NO GENOCIDE in SL. Stop day dreaming about a EELAME. Srilanka is a free country.keep your dirty and bloody hands away from it.you will gain nothing but pain.

francis   May 21st, 2009 9:08 am ET

War what war! 70,000 SL ARMY
5,000 INDIAN ARMY
WEPONS SUPLYED BY INDIA,PARKISTHAN,CHINA,RUSHIA,ISRAL,IRAN AND MAY MORE
MONEY SUPLYED BY JAPAN, CHINA,IRAN,INDIA,US AND EUROP(POST2009)

ALL AGAINST 2000LTTE FREEDOM FIGTERS(umba sinhala modayo)
DONT YOU DARE CALL PREBA A COWERD HIS SONE DIED FHIGHTING FOR HIS LAND.BUT MAHINDA JUNIER IS SAID TO BE IN VANNI BUT LAST TIME I HEARD HEIS DRINGING MILK IN MAMAS PAPA, so who is the cowed.
Still preba is allive what all u going to come out the gini bottele.All this time u fight only LTTE, but from now on u gonne face the one million tamils living abroad.
The sad thing is the govenment dosent care abot the sinhala peple to in the last 15 months more than 20,000 SL army have killed in action.most of them are listed as missing or deseters because the govenment dont have to pay any mony to the family,more than 30,000 SL in wheele chair all for what.All this time MAHINDA broters used tamil problem to run the politics,now what are they goin to do,
If the counterys 80% of the budget money controld by one family,and the army is command by a SEVEN ELEVEN shelf stacker,may god save everyone in sri lanka.

Sri Lankan   May 21st, 2009 9:09 am ET

Nuwan who is this sucker...hey u fucker fuck your self asshole.If you worry so much about prabakaran put you finger on prabas ass hole and smell it. you will smell the tamil elam fuck with praba in hell...shit

Sue99   May 21st, 2009 9:09 am ET

the LTTE are not representatives of the tamil people. it is only a power hungry terrorist group which hide behind a race and feed off fake sympathy in order to gain more power. dont condemn the tamil people by saying that they all are followers of a monster who gave children weapons and brainwashed innocent people to believe that they must commit suicides whilst taking other lives in order to fulfill a so called higher cause. it was not only the tamils who lost their lives and loved ones to this war, but all SRI LANKANS. its time to put our differences aside and live in this country as one. no race is superior than the other and we need to understand that. the international community needs to understand and respect that this country has suffered enough, do not manipulate the truth in order to gain more views or simulate new issues and trigger a war which will take away more lives. this country no longer has minorities.

Shan   May 21st, 2009 9:11 am ET

Its shame to see tamils who lived in other countries because of Refugee Visa, they fund LTTE to kill there own people who lived in Sri Lanka to protect there Refugee status. You people should shame about yourselves. you people should die and born in Hell. there are no minorities in Sri lanka anymore.

jude franklin   May 21st, 2009 9:11 am ET

This war is never finish, until bring a permanent soluation for tamil people. Because this is not a one month or two month war. Its a more than a jubille war. How many people dead in this war? Is it possible to get back the lost? think about............... The people who was lost their mother, father, sister, brother, friends and their family, they never dont want to be quite. Because lot of people lost their life to get a freedom to tamil people.
Mr. Rajapaksha say lot of thing now. But he never honest the tamil people. Because he want one country and one people. That is singhelese. And other people can stay, or come and go. But they never get any equal rights. This is his policy. If you see the history, who is the first people in the country. That is tamil people. After that the singhle people came from india. Actually They dont have rights to live in sri lanka. But the tamil people allowed to live them in sri lanka. Now what happen? They killed tamil people, and become majority. Now what is the problem? Because of the majority, their telling this is our country. But the sri lankan politician did not understand, they should give a permanent soluation for tamil people. The true is, until they give a permanent soluation the war cannot be finish. If Mr.pirabagaran dead one day, there are hundred or thousands pirabagarans will coming up. so, after what will happen? Every body should think about that. This people need happy and a peaseful life. Therefore need a permanent soluation for this problem. Otherwise this war is not never finish.

thanks

tamil   May 21st, 2009 9:11 am ET

rajapakesa modaya he is people all so modaya you all wait and see then all you know

Auj   May 21st, 2009 9:14 am ET

Fuck CNN Mind your own Business.This is our problem What is your concern?

T repeat it again The International Mind your own Business

Upul Iroshan   May 21st, 2009 9:16 am ET

The LTTE no longer exists.We know how much disappointed & disgusted the agents of LTTE in Britain, the US,Europe are.They have not given up their mission to keep this beautiful country as a colony of them.Even though it is very disappointing & unfortunate we Sri Lankans will never ever bow down before unfair,unjustifiable actions.As a country which has a rich & prosperous history of more than 2500 years which cannot be surpassed or even touched by the countries who are trying to give advices & opinions we have inherited & learnt to respect each and every human being on its own right.So we don"t need any foreigners to say"this is what you need to do."Instead we need them to learn to respect each & every sovereign country evenly,regardless of their economic or military power.
So for god"s sake PLEASE LEAVE IT TO US,LET US HANDLE THIS ON OUR OWN!

Dammika Jayaneththi   May 21st, 2009 9:18 am ET

there is no more war in Sri Lanka, Pro LTTE only saying still exiting war no finish, but We are in Sri Lanka We know no room for Terrorist our Mother Land any more, ruthless Terror Leader is no more, Now we can live get Together all are as one Nation, Sinhala. Tamil Muslim Christian..,,

Tamil Peoples who live out Sri Lanka warn war because when war is on Sri Lanka they can live there as refugees, when war over they have to return back Sri Lanka and will belost their Luxury life that they have been spending in Europe.,,

on the other hand CNN and other Europe Media warn make war again Sri Lanka, they support to Bloody Terror..., We hate such low act

jmpKumara   May 21st, 2009 9:19 am ET

Some bastards in Sri Lanka study through the aid of Sri Lankan people's money (free education) and after completing their education, sell their mother country (like selling their mother without hesitating) when they want to have a good job or Permanent Residency in a EU or other western country, crying "genocide".

But they never faced the loss of their brothers, sisters or friends in the war or by bombs set by LTTE in public. They don't know how helpless Sri Lankan Tamils, Sinhalese, and Muslims were, due to the bloodthirsty nature of the LTTE.

If you have a brain behind your f***ing eyes, why don't you realise what happened to SL tamils when they tried to flee from the LTTE. Of course many of them belonged to so-called MAHAVIRU families(the families that give their children to the LTTE to be later sacrificed in the war in exchange for their own protection and well being of the diaspora.

If LTTE can kill their own people what can we think about others' lives in Sri Lanka if they are allowed to continue? Who is going to take the responsibility?
America? EU? No. When we lose our lives they will send us a message "We condemn the attack! We all have to work together to stop violence! "

So Hilarious!

Remember all. There is no land here for tamils called "Eelam". Sri Lankan tamils' motherland is "Sri Lanka"....

Don't try to make more bloodshed in our motherland, you so called DIASPORA .

vijay   May 21st, 2009 9:22 am ET

see this picture frds

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Imaz   May 21st, 2009 9:25 am ET

I have only one simple thing to say about the Sri Lankan war:-
It's the TOM & JERRY GAME that they are playing....
Just keep thinking...

banivelu   May 21st, 2009 9:30 am ET

You cant win the war after bombing and killing 250,000 tamilians.How can i accept the sinhales after they deliberately massacre my family and my relatives.HOW CAN I SLEEP OR LIVE WITH MURDERERS??OR CAN YOU ALLOW THE MURDERERS LIVE NEXT DOOR TO YOU?

Chelvan   May 21st, 2009 9:31 am ET

Last 4 days, we watched a very good film which was directed by Rajapakse & Company with good masks and makeups.

Wait and see.

Ishan   May 21st, 2009 9:39 am ET

Now LTTE has already vanished. That bloody organisation has totally perished from our motherland.
I'm telling to the international community and tamil diaspora who are wasting time blaming to the Sri Lannkan government, Pls come Sri Lanka and see what is happening here. As real Sri Lankans here we have already started building our nation begining from North and East development which totally destroyed by LTTE.
Most of tamil diaspora people are hating there motherland showing how much they are selfish. After having free education and every benifits from Sri Lanka their first aim to kick their mothrland and going abroad to fullfill their prosperous. They don't know how much their own people in Sri Lanka has been ovewelming with poority and trapping to LTTE clutches. We could be able to hear their voice of Tamil peaple who are releasing from LTTE clutches. They are cursing LTTE saying how much destuction have done by LTTE to their children and their entire life.
IC and Tamil diaspora,
This is the time to show your dedication for your nation by thrawing out selfishness. Join with us to build our nation begining from development of North and East.

Danesh   May 21st, 2009 9:39 am ET

Only patriots live in this country. Thr is no sinhala,tamils, or muslims. Only Sri Lankans. "The Golden Lions"............

Sri Lankan Against Terrorism   May 21st, 2009 9:45 am ET

Dear CNN,

I beginning to wonder what your purpose was in this poll.
Reading the comments, it seems to invoke racial hatred than harmony!!!

I firmly believe that Sri Lanka should be united country. And i do believe it is the duty of the international communty to ensure that there will be no more terrorism in this tiny island.

Tamil people have lived in Sri Lanka for many years, in brotherhood, even though their natural homeland is Tamil Nadu of India.

And it is everyones duty to now move on from this point...and to work towards the development of the country and specially the development of the north and the east, which was the homeland of the Tamil and Moslim people.

All should work towards achieving a peacful Sri Lanka, which ensures eqaulity to the minority communities as well.

Racism & Terrorism should be bygones and not the thinking for the future of Sri Lanka.

JEEWA   May 21st, 2009 9:52 am ET

our king mahinda rajapakse libarated our mother land from LTTE blood suckers. All the LTTE supporters around the world, u will newer get ur dream Eelam ever. this is our land. no room for eelam. u defeted. accept it. now stop dreaming. no comming back of LTTE...

Crapbag   May 21st, 2009 9:52 am ET

Is their a genocide in SL? Yes. Who carried it? LTTE

Muslims in Northern Province were orderd to leave within 24 hours. Then people who have not obeyed it, were massacared.

Now what is the good thing that has happened? The LTTE elader who carried out the genocide is over. The war is well and truely over.

The diaspora is having a chill running down their spine as their refugee visa is going to be cancelled and have to return to SL.

hema   May 21st, 2009 9:55 am ET

i m really ashamed of being a sinhala living in south of the country.we r all celebrating the victory of killing praba,, but we r not thinking of other people who lost their loved one, lost their homes, lost their limbs.is this what our budda taught us? can we really and trully say we r budda's followers? innocent people r begging for food and cloths but we r spending money on fireworks to celebrate.
why we hate prabe? we couldnt think about mahinda who didnt spent money to rebiuld his own sinhala people's lives when their lives shatted by sumami. and he killed his own people like lasantha & co.....
he is only care about incresing bankbalance to his rajapakse clan.we r really sorry tamils.. we cant even ask for our own people's need , how can we talk about u guys.he is another iddy ameen unfortunetely born in sl . one thing is sure that he cant evevn sleep in his grave.

Danesh   May 21st, 2009 9:57 am ET

Only patriots live in this country. Thr is no sinhala,tamils, or muslims. Only Sri Lankans. “The Golden Lions”…………

Tamil Mahan   May 21st, 2009 10:08 am ET

Suvi! I'd like to tell you that Prabhakaran is still alive... Remember how Sri Lankan government cheated the whole world in 1990 telling that Prabhakaran had died. How many Prabhakarans are in this world huh? How many time you guys are killing him? Its sooooooooooo funny to hear from you that he died.... you are talking like an idiot believing whatever your cheating government says. There are trying to make everyone fool, but they cant do so, because Tamils are always intelligents, not like the Sinhala idiots. Even if you do graphics, you should consider aboout our brains. you may think that we dont know Prabhakaran.... Just wanna let you know that all Tamils know his appearence, because he is OUR GOD, an omniscent. No one can kill him. There must be a person born to kill… so no worries… ! Thamilarin Thagam Tamileela thayagam!he

Tamil Mahan   May 21st, 2009 10:19 am ET

Wait and See Venu Weerakkodige, ha ha ha! R u the planner for ur side war? Still the important people whom you said that they were killed are alive. For the Sinhala dongs, cheating and telling lies are simple matters... bt one thing, when the war atart again, you need aid from other countriews, that time your leader, our cheater, Mahinda, will go and beg all the countries to help. That time international nations will ask you that you all successfully killed Prabha, then why is this aid, to put it in your pocket? Will see tht time, how you all are going to survive. Your government doesnt have humanitarian. Its candid for the whole world. THE WAR WILL CONTINUE UNTILL TAMILS ARE GIVEN TAMILEELAM AND THEIR RIGHTS. Dont think if some freedom fighters died the war would end. You really dont know how big nd brave we are and not like you who work for money. mind it!

ananthi   May 21st, 2009 10:20 am ET

No. Tamils does't get freedom and equal rights. If they get their rights, they need to live in their own places and they should ruled them it will stop. Otherwise the ethnic war will be continued.

B-tamilgirl   May 21st, 2009 10:22 am ET

Hello,

I just wanna say, that the government is wrong.
I have a few questions for the Sinhala people:

1. Why do you kill Tamil people, who didn't do anything?
2. Why do you say it's your country? Only because there are more Sinhala people?
3. I read that we Tamil people were getting famous and smart, you Sinhala people got Jalouse!

Solutions:

1. I think, the Tamil people and Sinhala people have to live together without discriminating eachother. We both people are the same, we only have an other language and culture. Here in the Netherlands are people from Friesland, they speak another language as the other Netherland people. But the people in Friesland are learning Dutch. Maybe the Tamil and Sinhala people can do that either?
2. War has to stop! What are you reaching by kiling people?
3. We have to show respect to people with another culture or language.

My opinion.
Maybe not yours.

VV   May 21st, 2009 10:23 am ET

Military victory do not help both sides. Same needs and problems are (employment, security, humanity, healthy lifestyle ) not address and it is common for both sides, may be the degrees vary.
The anger, revenge invested for the victory will turn into different actions which always the government has to address with great efforts and disappointments with forgoing basic needs of both parties. I worry for this situation badly. I think we are not in the right track.

Pavithra Munasinghe   May 21st, 2009 10:24 am ET

Dear thevagar a,
Pls prove your statement!!!!

Pavithra Munasinghe   May 21st, 2009 10:26 am ET

Dear jonny,
Pls explain the RIGHT SOLUTION FOR TAMILS that you expect from GoSL.

Freedom fighters   May 21st, 2009 10:28 am ET

Wait and See Venu Weerakkodige, ha ha ha! R u the planner for ur side war? Still the important people whom you said that they were killed are alive. For the Sinhala dongs, cheating and telling lies are simple matters... bt one thing, when the war atart again, you need aid from other countriews, that time your leader, our cheater, Mahinda, will go and beg all the countries to help. That time international nations will ask you that you all successfully killed Prabha, then why is this aid, to put it in your pocket? Will see tht time, how you all are going to survive. Your government doesnt have humanitarian. Its candid for the whole world. THE WAR WILL CONTINUE UNTILL TAMILS ARE GIVEN TAMILEELAM AND THEIR RIGHTS. Dont think if some freedom fighters died the war would end. You really dont know how big nd brave we are and not like you who work for money. mind it!

Pavithra Munasinghe   May 21st, 2009 10:29 am ET

Dear sakthi,
What do you meant by TAMILAN FREEDOM? Is it so-called Eelam?

S. Raj   May 21st, 2009 10:33 am ET

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY.
CNN IF YOU COULD DO ME A FAVOUR OF POSTING THIS LINK,
I would like to share my agony with many others...
I am sleepless, looking for answers, why this world has become so evil.
Everyone is after money & power, UN should be saving the innocent lives..BUT UN HAS FAILED.
Please don't let this continue...Those innocent civilians are voiceless. Don't end your job just with the poll. Do some good deeds...
I am hopefull CNN will bring the truth to the world,everyone else have failed..
http://www.vakthaa.tv/play.php?vid=4257

janeesh   May 21st, 2009 10:34 am ET

A man is expected to lose his eyesight after he and a friend were splashed with acid during a violent home invasion in Sydney's west overnight.

Jayasri, a 22-year-old student from Sri Lanka, was today in an induced coma in Concord Hospital's burns unit after the attack, which friends say was carried out by local Tamils targeting supporters of the Sri Lankan Government.

The other man in the house – Chathurika, 27 – also suffered acid burns, was stabbed in the stomach and broke his ankle in the attack. He is in a serious but stable condition at Westmead Hospital.

Neither of the men was involved in politics or in yesterday's brawl between Tamils and Sinhalese, and they were probably only targeted because it was known that Sinhalese – the Buddhist ethnic majority in Sri Lanka – lived in their house, a friend said.

"This house has always been famous for Sri Lankans ... they are always having parties and stuff, so they know [there are Sinhalese here]," said the friend, who did not wish to be named.

It also emerged that Chathurika was only recently married. He arrived back in Sydney last week after his wedding three weeks ago, but his wife remained in Sri Lanka.

He worked in a fast-food restaurant.

Today Sri Lanka's consul-general, Gothami Indikadahena, visited the house and appealed for calm.

"This is a very tragic incident – these boys were just sleeping," she said. "We want to contain these incidents because we are a united country.

"I am really very disturbed. These are innocent boys," she said. "I feel like they are my brothers or my sons. I feel very, very sad."

She said a witness to the attack was being protected.

The attack occurred just before midnight, and left walls splattered with blood and debris scattered through the house. Police said five men broke into the house and threw acid at the victims.

"My friend who lives in [Alexandra Avenue] rang me about 11.30pm and said: 'These Tamil guys are here and they are going to kill us,' " said the friend. "I could hear them screaming."

Chathurika and Jayasri knew the attackers were Tamils because they were screaming in Tamil during the rampage, he said.

Relatives of Jayasri had been told by doctors this morning that the young student was likely to lose his eyesight as a result of the acid attack, the friend said.

A third occupant of the house escaped injury by hiding during the attack. The friend said he was still trying to contact him at midday.

A neighbour said he heard screaming from the house and was about to call police, but they arrived before he had a chance to phone.

"Someone else must have heard it too and called them," said the man, who did not wish to be named.

"I was asleep, and I heard the noises and got up and went to my kitchen window. I saw one of the guys going back and forth ... but I didn't [see who did it]."

The trail of destruction left by the attackers was still visible this morning, with blood splattered on walls and on the floor, bloodied handprints on light switches and door handles and debris scattered throughout the house.

Glass sliding doors at the front of the house had been smashed.

In the lounge room, a glass coffee table and TV were smashed, and a fridge and microwave had been thrown on the floor.

The victim's friend said the attack had followed clashes between Sinhalese and Tamils in Sydney's west yesterday afternoon, after the Tamil Tigers' admission of defeat in Sri Lanka in their long-running battle with the Government.

Groups of Sinhalese had celebrated at parks yesterday, but the victims had not been present, the friend said.

"They didn't come to the celebration; they were working, that's why we were wondering [why they were attacked].

"But this house has always been famous for Sri Lankans ... they are always having parties and stuff, so they know [there are Sinhalese here]."

The Sinhalese community was now petrified, he said.

"Everyone's worried, every single person is worried. You don't know how many calls I'm getting about this."

The friend said he drove to the victim's house from his Blacktown home as soon as he heard about the attack, but by that time the attackers had fled and his friends had been taken to hospital.

The victim's neighbour said they had lived in the house about 2½ years, and that there had been no trouble in the past. He said he was angry at the attack.

A Sydney Tamil community spokeswoman, who asked not be named because of fears for her family in Sri Lanka, said she had not heard about the home invasion, adding that the Sydney Tamil community was strongly discouraging violence.

"Since [the fight] the Tamil community has been telling everyone ... if you're provoked just call the police, don't escalate the situation."

priyanga   May 21st, 2009 10:39 am ET

You all mother fuckers to want every time war is'nt it
do you now that tiger mother furker what he did to our Sri Lanka
now he is in Hell. if any one come with that kind of Idea that one allso we can send to the hell becouse we are Lion.......

Madura   May 21st, 2009 10:45 am ET

We don not want any figures to prove war is over or not.One think I have to say , Please come and join to build the country who think as a Sri Lankans..... !.

Sharavanan Parameswaran   May 21st, 2009 10:46 am ET

STOP KILLING TAMIL PEOPLE
WHAT DO WE WANT TAMIL EELAM WHEN DO WE WANT IT KNOW |
FREE THE TAMIL

Sachith   May 21st, 2009 10:55 am ET

Indeed the war is over....in Sri Lanka...Of Course..the war is over..!

Pavithra Munasinghe   May 21st, 2009 10:56 am ET

Dear Thambiah. T,
The Sinhala Only Rule is one of major historical fault that was made by Bandaranaike. But current situation is different. Now all the Sri Lankans have equal rights. If you disagree with me, pls prove.

NFF (not JVP) & JHU are not going against Tamils, but LTTE. If you feel that they are going against Tamils, most probably you are an LTTE carder.

You said that, "ban Human Right Agencies and UN from witnessing the KILLINGS and helping the needy and wounded because they are TAMILS". Can you prove that it was happened because they are TAMILS? And what do you say about the LTTE's use of civilians as a human shield?

Thaminda Darshana   May 21st, 2009 11:02 am ET

It doesn't matter what people from outside shout about the war not being over. Come and see for your selves if you want. It is over. All the leaders of the terrorist group have been killed and all the civilians saved.
How can anyone know about a genocide of Tamils here in Sri Lanka? That is just their imagination. If you want to know the truth please stop only looking at "tamilnet" and read fair news papers. It is the SL army who rescued hundreds of thousands of tamils from the so called tamil leader (who even was not wearing a cynide capsule he ordered other memebers to wear).
Tamils in Sri Lanka have now understood who the real friends are. They have understood that Sinhalese are not what they should reject but terrorism. So, no matter how loud you shout, people in Sri Lanka will never be devided again.
Ones who support the LTTE has become the minority now. And even for that minority there is no LTTE anymore to support. So, you should find someone like Bin Ladin now if you really need to carry on helping terrorism.

shani   May 21st, 2009 11:05 am ET

war is over. It was not against with tamil. It is only against with terrorism

lions   May 21st, 2009 11:10 am ET

Hello Darsnath,
It is ok 70000 0r 300000. LTTE knew that what is the ammount and who they kept as a human shield for their protection. Is this terrorist worth 300000 humans? Or 300000 humans = V. Praba? Which way? Think V.Praba = nothing. Did you see the Crying mothers asking Sri lanka president to protect them. Did you saw their tears? They are our brothers and Sisters. We are Sri Lankans that's all. Do not try to harwest the old paddies again. We have distroyied them. Now we are Sri Lankans. Every one from north or south does not matter we will make Sri Lanka beutiful.

NO LTTE. We will root out the word as well.

deva   May 21st, 2009 11:19 am ET

still support USA and many countries for Tamils genocide.I never thing Sri Lanka stop the war.

Subas   May 21st, 2009 11:22 am ET

There are many back and forth contradictions in the video telecasted by the Sri Lankan media for the past 3 days. It is clear that the militrary had narrated a story to make the people fool. There is no surprise if the Lankan Government kept the plastic surgeryed face holding body in front of sinhalese and claimed it is Prabakaran.

Jenesa   May 21st, 2009 11:28 am ET

The fricken rajabakcha job is 2 kill da tamils. And on da news its says a stupid news sayin prabaharan is died. I go on internet it shows me a pic of some other shitty man on. My biggest dreams is rajabachi dieing; and all the tamil people leave with no fear a long life. Not only tamils also other cultures.

Mahindabad   May 21st, 2009 11:28 am ET

Yes for now is over, but later in the future come again a Freedom Fighters to fight for Tamils rights in Sri Lanka and and to get Independence home land for Tamils.
So NO>>>>>> the WAR still going on,

Deal this conflict as Kosovo, 1 year ago they got Independence
Because: Serbian security forces killed thousands of innocents Kosovo Albanians and forced 800,000 Albanian to flee from their homes as refugees. There was also a Freedom fighters they fight for rights of Albanians and to get Independence Kosovo , Group called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). KLA was also banned as terrorist group by U.S.
And now they are national army of Kosovo.
And now Albanians people’s and Serbian people’s live peaceful in two countries.

--–Facts about Tamils---
This happening same but on innocents Tamils, in Sri lanka.
At least 70,000 people have been killed over three decades of freedom struggle between the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). 900,000 Tamil refugees have fled Sri Lanka to Canada, America, Britain, India, Australia, many European countries and many other countries in the world. Another 500,000 Tamils fled their homes within Sri Lanka and languishing in temporary shelters in the North and East of Sri Lanka without proper basic facilities, food and medicines.

PLEASE ACT NOW
Power full country's please help the Tamils to get they homeland back.
Two country's in peace, better than one in WAR.

+++++When with Kosovo can, Can also with Tamil Eelam+++++++

matava   May 21st, 2009 11:30 am ET

Hi Dimm

we don't accept your Mr. Rajapakshs as our president.. So we have to fight for our own leader yet...

Uthayagumar   May 21st, 2009 11:32 am ET

How it will end. sigala majority and government only talk Tamils are bothers and they have rights to live peacefull in Srilanka. But, really diferant. They look tamil as enemy. If not, why they did not allow ICRC and UN envoy to help our people. Some news says in IDP camps, teen and youngs are separate from others and they brought by SLA and Support groups to other part of srilanka. Then toture, sexual assault them some of them kill for remove body parts. Thousands Tamill innocent horrybly killd by SLA, In colombo singalis happy celebrate and hint Tamils. here one of new about it.

Sinhala hoodlums harass Tamil civilians in the name of victory celebration
[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 May 2009, 09:04 GMT]
Gangs of Sinhala youths holding Lion flags in hands in the name of victory against LTTE have been on the rampage, day and night, intimidating and harassing Tamil civilians in Colombo and its suburbs for the fourth day. Affected Tamil residents have complained to their respective police station. But the police have failed to take action to stop the harassment, civil sources lament.

Sinhala youths extort money by threat from Tamil civilians while they are walking along on main roads. In some instances they forcibly remove gold jewelry from Tamil women, and even they misbehave with Tamil women in public.

Mainly Tamil people residing in Wellawatte, Bambalapitya, Kotahena, and Mattakuli and in upcountry areas are subjected to intimidation and humiliation by the Sinhala hoodlums.

Shops and other business establishments run by Tamils are usually opened on Poya and Sunday holidays. But on Wednesday, which was declared special holiday to mark the victory against LTTE Tamils did not open their business establishments and shops.

Sanjeeth   May 21st, 2009 11:44 am ET

Violence has been occurring in Colombo all day. It started this morning at Gall Face, the long stretch of green between House of representatives and the sea where about 200 Tamils performed Satyagrha by merely sitting on the grass.

This appeared in The Times of UK, On June 5th, 1956.

…Decades have gone bay, but violence perpetrated by those with the Sinhala Sri Lanka supremacist agenda continues through today under various guises…

Today “War on Terror” and even a “Humanitarian rescue” are being carried out by the Sri Lankan to uproot Tamils.

MATHUKIL   May 21st, 2009 11:52 am ET

I DON'T AGREE ASACHAN STATMENT I THING ASA CHAN DON'T COMONSENSE.NOW LIVE IN UK.I WAS BORN 1977 AT RINOCMIEE.MY MUM EIGHT MONTH PREGNENT WHEN SRILANKAN NAVY SUTED MY FATHER AND KICKED MY MUM STOMACH FIFTEN MINITS AFTER BORN ME MY FATHER WAS BUSNESSMAN.WHY DID KILL MY FATHER?ILIVED EVERY YEAR EVERY PLACE.I WANT TO FREEDOM FOR TMILPEOPLE

United Sri Lanka   May 21st, 2009 11:54 am ET

It's quite evident from the comments here how racist the Tamils are.... just look at all the hatred in their words!

No wonder they bred a treeorist like Prabhakaran!

Dinesh   May 21st, 2009 12:01 pm ET

Ok Guys,
war is over now. proba is killed by our heros.
i dont know he is your hero or not, but no more eelam.....

one thing I want to tell you guys, in sri lanka there are 4millions tamils.
what are you guys saing killing innocent tamill peopl?

this war against terrorsit, not for civilians , but if terrorists drop the weapons then they become civilians.

now you dont have to worry. no one killed anymore. but have to find and finish some escaped LTTE.

Cheers SL,
long live Mahinda rajapaksha. HE IS A KING.

Darren Rhea Day   May 21st, 2009 12:07 pm ET

If the Sinhalese really care about the minority, how could the government celebrate when the innocent Tamil civilians are dying?

This war will continue in another format and will never be over until the innocent Tamil's get what they want, i.e. freedom from discrimination as well as equal rights.

Jennifer   May 21st, 2009 12:10 pm ET

For the Sinhalese people and others who think its over-> ITS THE FIGHT BETWEEN TAMILS AND SINHALESE, NOT LTTE AND SINHALESE...SO DEFINITELY ITS NOT DONE UNTIL TAMILS GET THEIR SEPARATE STATE.

Tharsan   May 21st, 2009 12:18 pm ET

The BOSS is still around....he will come back one day and the war is not over....so Karuna AMMAN.....WHO IS HE AGAIN...oh the real criminal...like the srilankan government... (KARUNA=GOVERNMENT=CRIMINALS)

Anusha Schultz   May 21st, 2009 12:25 pm ET

The Sri Lanka’s government killed 100,000 innocent Tamil civilians within the last three months, in order to eliminate the Tamil Tigers. Here in Sri Lanka Sinhalese celebrating the defeat of the Tamil Tigers while about 250,000 Tamil civilians fled the war zone have been imprisonment by the SL army and denied access to the external world, not only the journalists but even the Sinhalese opposition party MPs cannot visit the detained civilians. SL police are still arresting hundreds of Tamil youths living in the south, just for being Tamils. Thus, the Tamils struggle for the freedom will continue in Sri Lanka in different means and in different forms, even if the LTTE is totally defeated.

pushpa   May 21st, 2009 12:35 pm ET

Hay Yappa..you said ..
LTTE doesn’t understand the values of democracy. That is why it had to come to this bitter end.
Do you know demcracy...SL people (mop sinhala) cracy with killing tamil people...
see todays news–Sinhala hoodlums harass Tamil civilians in the name of victory celebration
Gangs of Sinhala youths holding Lion flags in hands in the name of victory against LTTE have been on the rampage, day and night, intimidating and harassing Tamil civilians in Colombo and its suburbs for the fourth day. Affected Tamil residents have complained to their respective police station. But the police have failed to take action to stop the harassment, civil sources lament.

pushpa   May 21st, 2009 12:41 pm ET

Hay Srilankan Shihalese
don't celibrate (you said victory) from Tamils people's money .what a shame....ask your president ..
see..
Sinhala hoodlums harass Tamil civilians in the name of victory celebration,,shame..shame

kaanth   May 21st, 2009 12:45 pm ET

ladies nd gentleman , yeah te war might me over but plz evrybody think once again, why people in lanka is suffering for the past 36 years ? why mr.prabaharan had taken the violent in hands,, who is the reason for it.... just think of urself.. is he got any personel vengence towards SL govt? U cant answer becoz the tamil minority was suppresed, treated like slaves in their own country thts y he choosed the military power..
is there any terrorism got army, navy, airforce or police atleast??????? but the honourable leadrer mr.prabaharan lead his team as a govt.. if he is dead still nobody even SL army dont know the exactly how he died so hw come we can say tht he didnt consume cynaide.. he died on his motherland ..

Suresh   May 21st, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Killing our great beloved tamil nation leader will never end our "Tamil eelam" demand. In earlier days also SL govt & Indian RAW organisations had killed our leader by spreading false announcements. If our leader might killed by SL army still our community will continue this war. They can kill leadership but they can't kill our principles which spreaded by our leader Velupillai PRABHAKARAN...,

mathan   May 21st, 2009 1:07 pm ET

THE FREEDAM FIGHT NOT END TILL THEY GET THEIR FREEDAM.
BECAUSE THE LTTE NOT TAKING SALARY LIKE ARMY.

Mahesha Madarasingha   May 21st, 2009 1:31 pm ET

War in Sri Lanka is now completely over. None of the remaining LTTE members will be able to come to Sri Lanka again and none of the LTTE members in Sri Lanka will be able to start their terrorism actions again.

chamil   May 21st, 2009 1:39 pm ET

If you need ELAM you must join with Prabakaran..
now he live in the hell,,,yes you can go there….

If you need peace, come to Sri Lanka….

Yoha   May 21st, 2009 1:42 pm ET

For Dimu,

"There is no Tamil minority in Sri Lanka anymore.

As the president HE Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha said there are only to groups now. The people who love the country & a minority of people who does not love the country."

That's absolutely rigtht. There is no Tamil minority with in next 5 to 10 years in SL thanks to the genocide against Tamils and disappearance of Tamils by GOSL.

ravena   May 21st, 2009 1:49 pm ET

LTTE won't be defeated by anyone whenever.i dont think that the war is over.until tamil get freedom and self-determination it would be continued.
even LTTE leader(prabaharan) were killed,another probaharan will get birth.

vimal   May 21st, 2009 1:52 pm ET

I think that this war might have been finished but actual war has been started now. Most of Tamil have turned to support for tigers in the world due to Srilankan government's genocide. Srilankan government has wound up signalise to be racism to Tamil people. Finally I would like to thank all Tamil Nadu people who voted to kill Elam Tamils.

karnan   May 21st, 2009 1:52 pm ET

Tamils been forced to take the arms by the barbaric government of Sri Lanka, and after almost 30 years, with the help of China , India, and almost by the whole world The government of sri lanka brutally killed almost 100 000 of innocent Tamils , this has forced the LTTE to lay down their arms so the war is temporally has come to an end . Tamils plea for freedom has been ignored by the world, now the SL government will try to force a meaningless political solution on Tamils, and some of the (0.001%) Tamils whoever getting the advantage from the Singhalese government will agree this.

World must force the SL government to give Tamils a proper and permanent political solution , Tamils deserves self determination , the price they paid is too much , they have lost almost 200,000 innocent lives , thousands been disabled , almost all of their properties been completely destroyed .
If the world is keen on getting rid of terrorists, then please force the SL government for a proper solution, otherwise no one can stop another blood bath which will be more worse than the recent one .
Please raise your voice for the voiceless Tamils, all we are asking is our right to live, please don’t try to brand us as terrorists.

Kumudumali   May 21st, 2009 2:02 pm ET

The war is not over, as a singala person I’m very ashamed what’s happed last couple of moths in SL, I’m not in SL and image of our beautiful country was tarnish now, it may take another 10 years to build up the reputation, what’s going to happen if another bomb go off in south? Government then says some of the terrorist escape and we’re going to find and finish off soon??? Do not believe these politician and try to solve the problem soon rather than too late…

jeya   May 21st, 2009 2:03 pm ET

hi,united srilanka,
who first laid hatred in tamils.ur own leaders.
who discriminated tamils in their rights,ur leaders.
who killed tamils in communal violence, ur father and uncles.
who wnats to be sinhala buddist and srilanka belongs only to
sihalese,ur own bros and sisters
this only created hatred among tamils hearts.
now u finished only the beggining of a showdown.
u have no choice but ti lick ur wounds in few yeras time
bye till such time

chamani   May 21st, 2009 2:04 pm ET

my dear brothers and sisters living in Sri Lanka,
don't you see what these international agents are trying to do by posting polls about our country? they are trying to promote racism and hatred.even a mild person like me got angry over comments written by the "tamil diaspora".But i guess they are citizens of another country now and have no love for sri lanka.i doubt they really want a tamil homeland in sri lanka.they'll be happier if this small island was swallowed up by another tsunami so that they can keep on staying as refugees in western countries.all peace loving people should boycott such polls.we have work to do to rebuild our country.no time to waste on useless polls.there will be enough foreign tamils to write comments because they have nothing much to do in their adopted countries since they get money as "dole" if they say they are refugees.they are living off the taxpayers money of these countries.tamils who love sri lanka are those living in sri lanka and enjoying the equal rights as any sinhalese, muslim,burger or malay

Viranga Fernando   May 21st, 2009 2:10 pm ET

those who are said NO, should come to sri lanka and clear your dirty mind....

Abi   May 21st, 2009 2:10 pm ET

War is not over,it will be continue until Tamils get their homeland back.
first of all sinhala peoples must understand the situation, LTTE are not killing the sinhala people, then why arymy killing the tamil people and hide those to international communitte, is there nothing to hide then why dont they allow international reporters there. may be after hide all the evidents they will allow, after that no use.
now a days in south srilankans are celibrating the pirabaharan anna's death but pirapaharan anna watching his dethbody in TV and smiling because the SL government Playing the Kamalhasan's thasavatharam film again,

some indian TV channels also Playing the same film

dont worry tamils Pirabaharan anna is alive , if you need to see his Yesterday(20.5.2009)Photo
http://www.tamilwin.org/

john   May 21st, 2009 2:13 pm ET

What difference it makes from the happenings in Sri Lanka? It's the genuine lamentation of every law abiding Tamil Diaspora citizen globally.
Sri Lanka possesses an intentionally promulgated and biased constitution. It consists totalitarian & stringent laws of favouring the majority raciest regime only, in an ethnocutural but traditionally bilingual nation. It 'scares the shit out' of many international communities, which conveniently showing a blind eye to its inherited naked anarchism and deliberate genocide on the ancient fellow Tamil race which was once a continental ruling glorious race.
Many Australian Tamil families received confirmed death of their loved ones. Others don’t have contacts with their loved ones more than three months and don’t know what has happened to their loved ones. There are thousands of seriously injured people dying without proper treatment and medicines.

All humanitarian organisations including Red Cross have been forcedly removed by Sri Lankan Government and no media allowed to the conflict zone.

However, we are appalled and grieved at the continuing silence of the Australian Government and Australian Media about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and the unabated genocide of innocent Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Government.

selvam   May 21st, 2009 2:16 pm ET

govt has to equality all
otherewise
they will face unexpect one
the war never end, again there is giant mass come
tamilian disturbed
there is no peace in lankans
will power now strenghen more
will gather soon with all lessons
bursting revolution to reconclution in soon

...................

tkarnan   May 21st, 2009 2:18 pm ET

The SL government has declared that the War has come to an end, the Singhalese people are full of joy and celebrations continues on the other hand 100,000 innocent Tamils been massacred within few months, many been made disabled including babies. Can’t the world clearly see that there is a huge divide between Tamils and Singhalese, until there is a separate state or Tamils have self-determination the peace will never return in Sri Lanka.
Why the SL government still not allowing the media, UN and other organisations?
Sri Lanka Government bulldozing and destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies.
A number of children in detention camps are being abducted, Sri Lanka will not stop its ethnic cleansing unless the world forcefully intervene.
Please, please, stop this barbaric act of SL government; don’t let our beloved Tamil people die on the hands of this barbaric Singhalese people and government.
MR.Obama , please help Tamils , Tamils are different people , we will always be thankful to you .

PUNISHER   May 21st, 2009 2:18 pm ET

haha this never never seems to b over cz of they way u guys are talkin.look at some of out sinhala friends.they r bein so racist.u say its a buddhist country for sinhalese but u can share it with tamils.haha so funny.tink abt wht u say b4 u put it in words.altho i am for peace and no war,when i look at some of the comments by the sinhalese here,it enrages me to turn into a racist and go against the sinhalese.look at the way u all spk.ul r spekin as if ul want the tamils out of sri lanka.if v guys leave ul and go ul wil become a country wt beggars,im sure.economically and education wise v r an asset to sri lanka.the only way u gna end this war is power sharing and if ul talk rubbish lik this another prabakaran,nt jus 1 but loads more wil b created and u wil hav far greater problems than wht ur havin nw.and stop talkin shit abt CNN,they r jus tryin to reveal the truth to the world.if u got notin to hide y nt let the media and the NGOs go into the refugee camps.whts tt u gota hide eh?stop bein stupid and i knw hw the tamils r bein treated in those camps lik dogs.who do u tink v r?u knw smtn,if all the tamils in the world gather v will out number u 1 is to 4 or smtn so stop talkin shit and try to b a human.seriusly tink b4 u talk and tink abt wht can hapen if u talk shit.

Manori   May 21st, 2009 2:27 pm ET

What i see obviously in all these comments is that there is a definite distinction in the way that sinhalese and tamils post. The tamils still believe that they have not been treated equally and the sinhalese believe that there is no problem to really bother about. Until and unless the sinhalese accept that there is a problem and that they have to deal with it and provide a solution to it, the tamils will continue to believe that their problem has not been recognized or understood. This shows that there is a need for reconciliation and understanding of the problem.

The world accepts that there is a problem. The problem is that tamils have no right to self-determination; evident in the statements that most of our west has been giving. This shows very clearly what the problem is. Unless the sinhalese accept this and look to make some progress on solving this by providing some sort of autonomy, neither community can live in peace.

Edh   May 21st, 2009 2:30 pm ET

Hitlor is better than Rajapaksha family
Because , Hitlor did not order to attack schools, hospitals etc.
But Rajapaksha family order to bomb schools, hospitals , elders home because 80years gandfather also a LTTE according to SL govt dictionary.Shame .
I don"t know why these few Sihalase mobs and some other foreginers(japanese) are wasting time by talking about SL govt.Already International community say the SL govt is a worst govt , far away from piece and human rights.Sorry for them

Rajan   May 21st, 2009 2:34 pm ET

GENOCIDE AT THIS CENTURY??
A WAR WITHOUT A WITNESS AT THIS CENTURY??
A GOVERNMENT SAYS OFF TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.....................TO COMMIT A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.....
ALL THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITEE STAND BY AND WATCHED WHILE TENS OF THOUSANDS PEOPLE GOT SLUTTERED??
THE WORLD MUST ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTIION……………………………….........IF YOU CAN ACT ON TIME SHUT DOWN YOUR ORGANISATIONS. DON’T WASTE TAX PAYERS MONEY…………PEOPLE WORK HARD TO MAKE THAT MONEY.
THE SRI LANKAN GOVERMENT JUST CREATED A SECOND FACE OF WAR........................
FOR SURE NO PEACE IN SRI LANKA FOR BOTH PARTIES.......................
THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANT..................... NOT PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA
WHICH OTHER COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES GOING TO SUPPORT OR HELP THE WIPEOUT OF TAMILS??
TRUTH NEVER DIES..........
GOD BLESSES TAMILS............ AND THEY WILL GET THEIR FREEDOM……………………...

Rajan   May 21st, 2009 2:41 pm ET

LET THE TAMILS DECIDE FOR THEM SELF.............
GENOCIDE AT THIS CENTURY??
A WAR WITHOUT A WITNESS AT THIS CENTURY??
A GOVERNMENT SAYS OFF TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.....................TO COMMIT A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.....
ALL THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITEE STAND BY AND WATCHED WHILE TENS OF THOUSANDS PEOPLE GOT SLUTTERED??
THE WORLD MUST ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTIION……………………………….........IF YOU CAN ACT ON TIME SHUT DOWN YOUR ORGANISATIONS. DON’T WASTE TAX PAYERS MONEY…………PEOPLE WORK HARD TO MAKE THAT MONEY.
THE SRI LANKAN GOVERMENT JUST CREATED A SECOND FACE OF WAR........................
FOR SURE NO PEACE IN SRI LANKA FOR BOTH PARTIES.......................
THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANT..................... NOT PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA
WHICH OTHER COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES GOING TO SUPPORT OR HELP THE WIPEOUT OF TAMILS??
TRUTH NEVER DIES..........
GOD BLESSES TAMILS............ AND THEY WILL GET THE FREEDOM……………………...

Original Tamilan thanmanath Tamilan   May 21st, 2009 2:44 pm ET

This a stupid Idia are you mad ? without any politcal solution there are no way Singalispeople will get the reply soon

Asanka Amar   May 21st, 2009 2:57 pm ET

What is all this talk about genocide??? It is totally absurd. Any one of you who claims that tamils in SL are victims of genocide have either been seriously misled or have no idea about what the word genocide means.

The average Sinhalese does not hate Tamils. The plight of the Tamils is one which is common to any minority, not just the Tamils. There is no 'oppression' by the government, as it is widely referred to.

Practically all the examples of oppression most of you have pointed out above are by-products of the war against terrorists. It is only natural for the government forces to be more inclined to interrogate tamils as opposed to Sinhalese, since practically all tigers are Tamil!!! The introduction of the suicide bomber by the LTTE made it paramount that the forces had to be vigilant. With all the people being massacred by the LTTE's bombs can you imagine the fear that the presence of a Tamil stranger brings to the common man?? Can you not understand the governments vigilance?

As for the propaganda, one must accept the truth: Both sides try to hide the reality to counteract each others lopsided reports. But certain facts cannot be denied; The LTTE used civilians as a human shield, and frequently killed those who tried to escape; the security forces made a strong bid to avoid civilian casualties as much as possible, though with very limited success. Anyone who accepts either side's propaganda at face value, and bases his or her judgement on it is clearly a fool.

It appears by the look of some of the comments here, that most of you pro-LTTE tamil expatriates know nothing about the reality in SL. If you want to help the cause of tamils in SL, stop bickering about nonexistent 'oppression' and talk about the root causes to the problem which need to be addressed to ensure racial harmony in SL in the years to come, now that the war is over, without trying to feed more hatred into gullible minds.

king   May 21st, 2009 2:57 pm ET

LTTE IS WORLD NO 1 ARMY GROUP. now our tamil guns sillence.
but, oneday coming to speak our guns.
now the blody,stupid govt in srilanka killed tamil leader but another leader coming soon very quickly.

Yes for now is over, but later in the future come again a Freedom Fighters to fight for Tamils rights in Sri Lanka and and to get Independence home land for Tamils.
So NO>>>>>> the WAR still going on,

Deal this conflict as Kosovo, 1 year ago they got Independence
Because: Serbian security forces killed thousands of innocents Kosovo Albanians and forced 800,000 Albanian to flee from their homes as refugees. There was also a Freedom fighters they fight for rights of Albanians and to get Independence Kosovo , Group called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). KLA was also banned as terrorist group by U.S.
And now they are national army of Kosovo.
And now Albanians people’s and Serbian people’s live peaceful in two countries.

——–Facts about Tamils——-
This happening same but on innocents Tamils, in Sri lanka.
At least 70,000 people have been killed over three decades of freedom struggle between the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). 900,000 Tamil refugees have fled Sri Lanka to Canada, America, Britain, India, Australia, many European countries and many other countries in the world. Another 500,000 Tamils fled their homes within Sri Lanka and languishing in temporary shelters in the North and East of Sri Lanka without proper basic facilities, food and medicines.

PLEASE ACT NOW
Power full country’s please help the Tamils to get they homeland back.
Two country’s in peace, better than one in WAR.

+++++When with Kosovo can, Can also with Tamil Eelam+++++++

vasanthachandran   May 21st, 2009 3:08 pm ET

without the devolution of power to the Tamils in the island nation there will be no peace. The Singala fanatics won't allow that to happen. So separate country EELAM is the only solution. Till then no peace. Real war started now with the support of world Tamils.

coolgayathra   May 21st, 2009 3:09 pm ET

we win
The war is over
The liberation loosers of tamil poneelam is over
sri lankan army is the best
check google
The sri lankan army is the 20th biggest army ,interms of active troops
yes
we are the best
come on

Pradeep   May 21st, 2009 3:10 pm ET

War will not come to an end until the tigers get their own country Eelam. None can stop them from attaining the country, politicians tied the people's hands now in order to avoid the support to LTTE. I can assure that, this scenario will change soon and the Eelam country will appear in the world map.

EVA ROBINCON   May 21st, 2009 3:21 pm ET

Reading all the comments, how much Sinhaleses hate the Tamils or visa vera. The Singala race hates whichever country trying help them to sort their problem. Solution is TWO separate state. Why all the human beings have to die and suffer for nothing?? The Singalese are dancing and parting and not allow any relief supplies or aid agencies to help the injured. BY READING ALL THE NEWS PAPERS, THE SINGALA GOVT IS LYING, IF THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR CITIZENS, THEY WOULD ALLOW AID AGENCIES TO LOOK AFTER THE INJURED.

UN SUPPOSE TO PROTECT THE MANKIND should AID THE INJURED AND VICTOMS..
MAY GOD BLESS ALL THE SOULS DIED DUE TO THIS RACISIST WAR..

coolgayathra   May 21st, 2009 3:30 pm ET

Are you mad CNN ?
why ask
ofcourse the war is over
our great army has destyoyed LTTE once and for all
this iis a bullshit poll
ask something usefull

shiwa   May 21st, 2009 3:36 pm ET

I am a tamil from colombo
i hate LTTE
it made us look like terrorist
we live happily with sinhala people
my wife is a sinhala women
hah
talking about discrimination
they are aLL BULL shit
we are living happily
LTTE is over now
yesss

Sivakaran   May 21st, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Unfortunately, Sinhala buddhist wanted to make Sri Lanka a Sinhala Buddhist nation. It is Sinhalese that left the Tamils no choice but to aspire for Tamil Eelam.

What government would indiscriminately bomb, shell, and use chemical weapons on its own civilians. Therefore, Sri Lankan government has clearly shown the world they do not represent Tamils.

Self determination is fundamental right as internationally recognized. Tamils have given overwhelming mandate to Tamil Eelam in 1977 and 2004 elections.

See you in Tamil Eelam:)

coolgayathra   May 21st, 2009 3:44 pm ET

NO one will go against the worlds 2oth biggest army-sri lankan army
currently have 263890 active soldiers.
hah
LTTE is over
we won
i can feel the suffering now,the LTTE supporters are facing now...
they still cant belive that they are defeated..
but you have to face the truth loosers

theepan v   May 21st, 2009 3:45 pm ET

Mr Obama I just wanted to let you know that you must be ashamed of yourself because you have made me feel so disgusted for supporting and admiring you. I know the white race will play politics with human lives......YOU too, Obama? If Martin Luther King was alive today, he would really regret for fighting for YOUR civil rights because YOU are neither black or white, but you are a HYPOCRITE...SHAME ON YOU!!! I don't want to waste my time by asking you to save the innocent Tamil people in Sri Lanka...but a word of advise for YOU and your FRIENDS.....never forget that "ENEMIES ARE NOT BORN, THEY ARE MADE!!!" There will be a time in your life when you will regret for not saving the innocent lives, even when you had the chance to do so.

veera   May 21st, 2009 3:47 pm ET

How can we Tamils ever forgive Singhalse for the massacre on our people.

Siva   May 21st, 2009 4:02 pm ET

The war is not over! Until the sinhala governtment is seeking a fair solution for the tamil minority. If they fail, an other Generation will begin a fight for the rights. Hopefully a non-violent Fight!

silvaraja   May 21st, 2009 4:10 pm ET

Its blatant that Sri Lanka has put a full stop for the world's most dangerous terrorist outfit.
LTTE supporters are unsuccessfully trying exaggerate the true situation in Sri Lanka, and unfortunately, several of western media are helping terrorism.
Prabakaran's corpse has shown in TV, in newspapers and almost in every media. From any camera angle anyone could watch Prabah's dead body until they satisfy. So, there is no evidence for say that he is alive.

There are stories about power devolution for tamils in Sri Lanka.
Some are trying convince the world that there is no power for tamils in Sri Lanka.

However, if tamils have no power in Sri Lanka, how come Karuna Amman, a former LTTE leader become a MP in SL???

chin   May 21st, 2009 4:13 pm ET

the war is over... it was a stupid effort of a group of group of idiots who calls them selves the freedom fighters.... actually the thing was, the government forces has to free the innocent tamil civilians from the captivity of them... the was is over, all the LTTE supporters should realize that..

bundy123(bandulasenaweera)   May 21st, 2009 4:17 pm ET

Yes of course...........................................
Now terrorism is over dompletely...................
SL Army is the best..........................
mind your own business bloody CNN

GREAT MAHINDA is the best

bundy123(bandulasenaweera)   May 21st, 2009 4:18 pm ET

Yes of course...........................................
Now terrorism is over completely...................
SL Army is the best..........................
mind your own business bloody CNN

GREAT MAHINDA is the best

arul   May 21st, 2009 4:23 pm ET

The war is not over. do you know why LTTE is fighting? they are fighting for the tamil pepole for the political rights and last 61 years they fights in srilanka then LTTE is fighting from 1983 in srilanka now from JAN 2009 TAMIL people are fighting ALL over the world that's mean the war starting now.

Most of the people are saying LTTE IS killing tamil people but Last 20 years Mullaitivu is in under LTTE control, in the last 20 years how many people are killed by LTTE? and in the last 5 months in mullaitivu how many people are killed by the Srilankan army? over 15000

LATHAN   May 21st, 2009 4:24 pm ET

This war is not over. Plus obama is the one lost. When he asked L.T.T.E to lay donw the arms and surrender. They did and goverment killed the Nadesana and pullithevan. When someone surrender you dont kill them. US president OBAMA lost .... This war is not over. Every single tamil is a L.T.T.E untill we get our rights.

Now we need NORTH & EAST as a seperate Tamil State.

Abi   May 21st, 2009 4:30 pm ET

War is not over,it will be continue until Tamils get their homeland back.
first of all sinhala peoples must understand the situation, LTTE are not killing the sinhala people, then why arymy killing the tamil people and hide those to international communitte, is there nothing to hide then why dont they allow international reporters there. may be after hide all the evidents they will allow, after that no use.
now a days in south srilankans are celibrating the pirabaharan anna’s death but pirapaharan anna watching his dethbody in TV and smiling because the SL government Playing the Kamalhasan’s thasavatharam film again,

arul   May 21st, 2009 4:30 pm ET

sooooooooooooooooooooooo who is the killer LTTE OR S.L ARMY?

thelaa rox   May 21st, 2009 4:32 pm ET

when CNN will going to stop putting these kind of useless polls
for just to get the attention.
this is a shame.
LTTE is already vanished from the face of the earth no doubt about that
while CNN put up polls here saying,
"Do you think the war in Srilanka is really over?"

this is a joke as far as the Srilankans are concerned.
you may get the vote of LTTE groups saying no.
but you can't make it happen again in Srilanka.

I promise.., we promise and my county promises.

Truth hurts   May 21st, 2009 4:32 pm ET

Most sinhalese think its all about LTTE and there is no Tamil minority ethnic problem.. it is bcz government has showed such way through media. but its different.. I never say violence or war would be a solution....

"Save the children" international organization is not allowed into IDP camps in North.. Whats going inside? why don't they let neutral organizations? Noone can ask.. I doubt any of the sinhala chaps commented above knew about that.

Only 5 litres of water given to a family per day for all their needs (drinking washing, bathing and cleaning).. which is not even enough for single man's day needs..

I doubt any of the sinhala people who celebrate these so called victories knew these.

Friends before saying One nation n celebrating think of your own brothers and sisters suffering in north...

Truth hurts   May 21st, 2009 4:34 pm ET

Most sinhalese think its all about LTTE and there is no Tamil minority ethnic problem.. it is bcz government has showed such way through media. but its different..
I never say violence or war would be a solution....

"Save the children" international organization is not allowed into IDP camps in North..
Whats going inside?
why don't they let neutral organizations?
Noone can ask..
I doubt any of the sinhala chaps commented above knew about that.

Only 5 litres of water given to a family per day for all their needs (drinking, washing, bathing and cleaning).. which is not even enough for single man's day needs..

I doubt any of the sinhala people who celebrate these so called victories knew these.

Friends before saying One nation n celebrating think of your own brothers and sisters suffering in north while you celebrate...

Gai   May 21st, 2009 4:38 pm ET

The war is not over. So the international governments stop donating money to SL. It will not reach the right people and WILL NOT BE USED FOR HUMANITATION NEED. It will be used to pay off war debt and buy more chemical weapons. BY DONATING TO SL GOVERNMENT YOU ARE NOT HELPING TAMIL PEOPLE. YOU ARE DISTROYING THEM. PLEASE DONATE THROUGH THE RIGHT CHANNELS by employing your own representatives. Tamil people never so any of the Sunami funds that was donated.

Truth hurts   May 21st, 2009 4:38 pm ET

Most Sinhalese think it’s all about LTTE and there is no Tamil minority ethnic problem.. it is because government has created such an image through media. but it’s different..

“SAVE THE CHILDREN” INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION IS NOT ALLOWED INTO IDP CAMPS IN NORTH..
Whats going inside?
why don’t they let neutral organizations?
Noone can ask..
I doubt any of the sinhala chaps commented above knew about that.

ONLY 5 LITRES OF WATER GIVEN TO A FAMILY PER DAY FOR ALL THEIR NEEDS (DRINKING, WASHING, BATHING AND CLEANING).. WHICH IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH FOR SINGLE MAN’S DAY NEEDS..

I doubt any of the sinhala people who celebrate these so called victories knew these.

“I never say violence or war would be a solution….”
Friends before saying “One Nation” n celebrating think of your own brothers and sisters suffering in north while you celebrate

00gayan00   May 21st, 2009 4:44 pm ET

you bloody suckers
Dont you still know dat da war in Sri Lanka is over?
Dont u hve much more usefull surveys to make?
It has been confirmed and all da world believes dat da war iz over & filthy prabhaa is dead
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
I forgot ............
You still dont like to believe dat prabhaa iz dead
thats it
No more prabhaaaaa
And No more fightings in Sri Lankaaa
As the president said "No more minor nationalities"
All are major nationalities

Dont be afraid in the end you will also deserve the same destiny
REMEMBER WAHAT HAPPENED TO PRABHAA!!

SLboy   May 21st, 2009 4:48 pm ET

what who ever says as SRILANKANS we know the truth.. i know its very bitter to those LTTE (Losers This Is The End) morns... the evil was wiped out by our great SLarmy ( the world best army in the world).. this group of dumb morns divided our country,the set bombs in buses and killed thousands of innocent unarmed people, even they killed tamil people. you CNN people please don't support terrorism... if you want to see the truth ,come directly to Srilanka and hear what innocent Tamil people who came from war zone say.... these refuge LTTE dumb morns who lives in abroad barks always.. they never want to see the end because they depends on this war.. these are selfish morns.. juz like their dumb leader fuckeran.All Srilankans ( Sinhala,Tamil,Muslim people who love the county) are happy now because the bloody killer ws killed!! NO MORE TERRORISM IN SRILANKA>..WE ARE ONE COUNTRY UNDER ONE FLAG!!! LOSERS THIS IS THE END (LTTE) .... HAIL SRA... long live srilanka....

00gayan00   May 21st, 2009 4:56 pm ET

"chamil May 21st, 2009 1339 GMT

If you need ELAM you must join with Prabakaran..
now he live in the hell,,,yes you can go there….

If you need peace, come to Sri Lanka…."

EXACTLY!!!

Amil   May 21st, 2009 5:00 pm ET

This is for those who voted "NO".

You guys don't want the world to know the war is over.

WHY..?

Coz you don't want to go back to sri lanka...!

Let's face it.

Sivaraj   May 21st, 2009 5:03 pm ET

CNN, Why are you worry about Sri Lanka? (I feel that you also supporting terrorists )

I’m also a Tamil person in Sri Lanka and I believe that the war is over,
and that f***ing LTTE leader died.

rdw   May 21st, 2009 5:04 pm ET

The war is definitely over, there's no doubt about it..If people still think prabakaran is alive, good for you, have high hopes that he'll come & save you from whatever the false crisis that you are claiming to be going through. The fact remains that the SL govt has removed the bloody terrorist group of ltte from its roots & they got to take steps to assure that the kind of misfortune that we underwent within last 30 odd years, does not repeat. Im sure the intelligent tamil brothers too agree & are willing to live in peace. But a set of tamils who have been brain washed since their small days are still in rage & displays their utter stupidity, prominent examples being 'saitan' & 'thamizan' who have commented utter bullshit in this blog. It is the ltte that tarnished the name of tamils. And tamils are NOT discriminated and killed by SL Government. That's just an excuse these stupid racists always shout out. They would definitely have been shot dead by the hands of their brothers & sisters in their so-called savior group ltte, if they were amongst those captured by the cruel terrorists as hostage. Please stop dreaming of a separate land for racist tamils, at least not in this country. Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burgers, Malays & everyone are looking forward to LIVING IN PEACE in this island called SRI LANKA!! So stop bothering us & try to get a life than dreaming of a dreamland!! Or may be u can try with some other country that have all throughout been supporting the terrorists..But trust me NOT AGAIN IN SL!!!!
Peace in SL!!!!

SUNIL   May 21st, 2009 5:05 pm ET

ARE YOU MAD COOLGAYATHRA? WHAT IS THE QUSTION?WHY DID KILL LASANTHA VIKRAMATHUNGA?WHO DID IT?MR RAJAPADSHA,. LASANTHA AND RAJAPADSHA .WHYDID GONE OUT FORIEN MR IKPAL ATHAS .HOW MANY PAPER REPORTER KILLED IN SRILANKA. WHY DO PUT IN THE JAJIL VIMAL JAJASOORYA?WHY DO TAKE POSTP PREVIOUS PRESDENT SANTHRIKA?SO NEVER NEVER DON'T GAVE FREDOOM TO TAMIL PEOPLE I THINK RAJAPADSHA AS KITLER I AM SINKALIES

charith   May 21st, 2009 5:17 pm ET

they have won the war but not the peace.because tamil's still have their anger.

Thangesh   May 21st, 2009 5:23 pm ET

war ? political/military/psycological? war is never end as long as the political question of tamils in sri lanka is resolved.

charith   May 21st, 2009 5:29 pm ET

im a sri lankan!!this war is over just for now.but still have not won the peace.this victory will last for 10 or 15 fifteen years."hatred can not be eliminated by the hatred",thats what buddha said.

Sameer   May 21st, 2009 6:33 pm ET

War will not be end until Tamil people get their equal rights. The world knows it is not possible with the current government as it does not allow even Red Cross to treat wounded people. The present Govt thinks they can wipe out entire Tamils community from their land which they should have tried 30 years ago since they are spread across the globe now. TRUTH CANNOT BE HIDE FOR LONG TIME.

CRYING GAMUNU   May 21st, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Don’t lie; without proof
SINCE THE INDEPENDENT OF SRILANKA(1948) SRILANKAN GOVERNMENTS DENIED THE RIGHTS OF TAMILS WHO ASKED THEIR RIGHTS BY PEACEFUL MEANS. THEIR HIGHER STUDIES, WORK OPPORTUNITIES, WEALTH ASSETS WERE TAKEN ILLEGITIMATELY BY THE SINHALESE GOVERNM’S. THEY WERE BRUTALLY OPPRESSED. UNTIL 1976 (ABOUT 27 YRS ) TAMILS WERE FIGHT PEACEFULLY FOR THEIR RIGHTS. NOTHING IMPROVED. THEN ONLY TAMILS DECIDED TO SPEAK THE LANGUAE THAT THE SINHALESE GOVERNMENT UNDERSTAND. THEN ONLY OUR HONORABLE NATIONAL LEADER STARTED LTTE FOR PROTECT & FREE THE LAND FROM OPPRESSOR.
Sinhelese government killed more civilians (including JVP in 71 &88 ,89 periods) than any body else!
SL govern. demolished hundreds of churches Hindu temples and mosques.
SL govern. Systematically CHASE OUT TAMILS & Changed the name of traditionals tamil villages & COLONIZED THEM WITH SINHALESE PEOPLE. for example:
1) MANALAARU —- WELIOYA
2) MUTHALIKKULAM —– morawawa
3) KUDAMPAI MALAI —– thoppikala
4) kUMARASAN KADAVI- —– KOMARANKADAWA
5) THENNAI MARAVAADI—— PATHAVIAWA
6) MANKINDAIMALAI———- JANAKAPURA We can give hundred more examples
SRI LANKAN soldiers RAPED thousands of tamil woman. NOT A SINGLE WOMAN RAPED OR TORCHERED BY LTTE.
Sl government is the one WHO USE FOOD WATER MEDICINE as a weapon AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SL governm who BROKE THE CEASE FIRE NOT LTTE.
SRILANKAN GOVERN WHO DIDN’T HONOR BANDA- SELVA OR DUDLY – SELVA OR RAJIV -JEYAWARDANA PEACE ACCORDS NOT TAMILS
EVEN LAST WEEK , SRILANKAN GOVERNM. TORTURED AND KILLED THE POLITICAL WING CARDERS AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FIGHTERS WHO WERE BETRAYED BY SL ARMY WHO SAID THEM SURRENDER WITH WHITE FLAGS. AT THE SAME TIME LTTE RELEASE SEVEN SRILANKAN SOLDIERS (PAWS) WHO WERE CAPTURED BY LTTE YEARS AGO.( IF THEY WANTED THEY COULD EASILY KILLED THEM)
SRILANKAN GOVERNM IS THE ONE WHO USE THE INTERNATIONALY BANNED CHEMICAL, NEBAM AND CLUSTER BOMS AGAINST INNOCENT TAMILS.
SRILANKAN GOVERN BLOCK THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIAS REDCROSS, UNO, UNICEFF BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE THE ACCEES THE AFFECTED AREAS, THEN SRALANKAN TOP BRASSES INCLUDING PRESIDENT, SEC. OF DEFENSE, ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CHIEFS WILL FACE WAR CRIMINAL TRIAL BECAUSE OF ATROCITIES THAT THEY CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
if TAMILS WANT TO A SEPARATE HOME LAND (AS IT WAS 300 YRS BEFORE) LET THEM DECIDE BY A FAIR REFERENDUM. LIKE KOSOVA OR EAST TIMORE. THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE SINHELA & TAMIL PEOPLE. mAY BE NOT GOOD INDIA OR CHINA BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VERY BAD HUMAN ABUSE RECORDS & WORY ABOUT THEIR SO CALLED ” UNITY

awantha   May 21st, 2009 7:27 pm ET

looks to me like, that it is cnn which want to drag on a war which is already fought and won. why support terrorism? that lazy fatass who was made to seem excessively big and dangerous has been shot in a puddle of mud like a filthy dog, what more cnn (not to disregard the fact that cnn is massively butthurt for they couldn't still capture their terrorist) and gay-fans of ltte want, cos all you want is in your way, just like ltte fags here had it coming. what over is over, a bunch dogs can't resemble the obvious fail, so why not quit asking for what you can't have, it's just so childish. i say, mourn his fatass a month or two kiss some blood-craving ltte asses in whose power ain't the downfall of this great victory and then give it a rest and get back jacking off to fat black men.

janaka33   May 21st, 2009 7:27 pm ET

the war is over. now we are free. but the thing is LTTE supporter are got visa trouble because they told "there is a civil war against them and please rescue us" . now sri lankan terrorism has wiped out by the our brave SL army. every body knows the truth even CNN.

aman   May 21st, 2009 7:36 pm ET

LTTE goes to history as a black mark of sri lankan mother land. prabakarum was sheep who hide among the innocent tamil civiliens.
what a shame!.

gominda jayasinghe   May 21st, 2009 7:36 pm ET

War is over. Every single person INCLUDING the tamils are celebrating the peace. Musical shows, parades, crackers, free meals, milkrice, parties, celebrations everywhere. Have a visit to srilanka, and see how every single civillian enjoy the peace and the freedom of sri lanka. President Mahinda Rajapakshe and Gotabhaya Rajapakshe are our heroes. See the children, see them smile. I know half of the people who refuses my idea, never been to Sri Lanka. At least watch a Sri Lankan TV channel throug internet or cable. Or google, you will get THOUSANDS of videos of how people celebrate this. And for those people who support LTTE here, at least be a person with a backbone – post ur full name, why are u posting abc s and short names like cowards? We know most of u are just singing along with the other Goons, or somebody has teached u some false facts, BECAUSE we are so suprised how u all are posting false things coz Sri Lanka is a much much more beautiful country now. Im proud to be a Sri Lankan, I love Sri Lanka. I love to be in one nation, as all the other civillians INCLUDING tamil brothers and sisters love. AND if u all are interested building Eelams, you can build it in your countries, but if the country authorities doesn't let you, then choose somewhere like Greenland, Sahara or somewhere. But I'l tell you ONE THING, wherever you try building Eelams, our tamil people will NEVER come there, coz all the civillians who were in this country INCLUDING the ones who were under Prabhakaran's LOVES Sri Lanka now. They LOVE SL Govt and They LOVE SL Forces. If Im lieing, just do a google search, you will get another THOUSANDS of videos of the people INCLUDING the WHOLE THREE HUNDREAD THOUSAND PEOPLE who came to Safe Zones, expressing their hatred towards the eelam and Prabhakaran. More videos and more evidence will add as this week goes by. Proud of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Govt., Sri Lankan Tri Forces. We salute u !!

Tharangani Abeyakoon   May 21st, 2009 7:55 pm ET

War is OVER? No way, It just began. The wounds are so deep and fresh and the younger Tamil generation including the diaspora second sometime already the 3rd one is ready to stand for our rights. Guns were not our option but it was the one we left with. We will start all over again and see what method will work this time around. But we need our pride back.

Asa Chan   May 21st, 2009 8:06 pm ET

War is over there is nothing to talk

Anan   May 21st, 2009 9:09 pm ET

LTTE is not terrorism. LTTE is for tamil people around the world. THAT’S THE FACT. The war in Sri Lanka will never be over until there is a solution for the tamil minority. The Sri Lankan goverment is killing innocent tamil civilians. They have to pay it.

Pavi Vemaleswaran   May 21st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

The war is not over. How can it be over when innocent civilians are treated like criminals and worser than animals? Even animals have organisations to protect them, who is there for Tamils!?

Subas   May 21st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The Sri lankan government is declaring victory and parading the body of the leader of the Tamil Tigers. Intriguingly the government is also now insisting that everyone will be equal in the post civil war Sri lanka. If the government had recognized the Tamils as equals sixty, fifty, forty, thirty years ago this war might never have happened in the first place. Colombo has profited immensely from the fact that most people don't know its history and the west doesn't really care enough about far off civil conflicts to spend any time reading up on foreign history. The Tamils didn't go nuts overnight. When Sri Lanka gained its Independence the majority Sinhalese (anywhere between 80 and 90% of the population) effectively declared the Tamils a non people. Over the years they rendered the Tamil language irrelevant, created quotas to keep Tamils out of higher education and flushed them from the civil service. Just imagine if Canada when it gained legal independance in the 1920s had declared something called The English Only Act. You think French Canadians might have had a few objections? The Tamils endeavoured for years to use legal and political means to obtain justice and got nowhere. They became radicalized when passive oppression turned to anti Tamil rioting that resembled in many ways the infamous Nazi Kristallnacht.

Subas   May 21st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

The war against Tamils has ended, if we believe the statements coming from Sri Lankan state news media and the carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign. What of the civilians now? The celebrations in Colombo have smoke-screened the fate of the 20,000 – 25,000 injured civilians and prisoners of war from the war zone. Despite the ?End of the War? these civilians, who have endured continuous aerial bombardment, artillery shelling and cluster bombs, have yet to be given medical attention. Many are still stranded in the makeshift medical facility or caught up at ?check points? or held at school halls ?temporarily? without medical treatment. The international community must act now, at least, to salvage the thousands of lives that their inaction has cost until now. The internment camps that were already bursting at the seams and of deplorable conditions must now facilitate over twice its capacity, but there is no road map to safeguard the welfare of these Tamil civilians.

Silvarajan   May 21st, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Who says LTTE is not terrorism, and Why?

People who are claiming that LTTE is not a terrorist group can't answer why?

If LTTE is for tamil people, why did they keep tamils as hostages? No body can answer it.

Neither army in world kill their own soldiers, but LTTE seniors killed their wound juniors during the battle.

LTTE killed dozens of tamil doctors, lawyers, and businessmen in Jaffna in 1980s.
Moreover, LTTE shot innocent tamils who tried to escape from LTTE's tyranny.

OF COURSE!!
LTTE is not terrorism, instead it is something MORE THAN TERRORISM.
LTTE is CANNIBALISM, because they attempted to GENOCIDE THEIR OWN TAMILS...
Finally, there is no more LTTE at all.
EVERYBODY SHOULD THANK SRI LANKAN TRI FORCES FOR SAVING TAMILS FROM LTTE.

siva   May 21st, 2009 10:22 pm ET

WELL DONE CNN. IF THEY LET THE INDEPENDANT JOURNALIST FULL ACCESS TO THE AREA WE DO NOT NEED THIS POLL DON'T YOU THING THE PEOPLE? WAR IS NOT OVER, TALK ABOUT THE ATROCITIES DONE TO THE TAMIL PEOPLE.

ANKAYATPIRIYAN   May 21st, 2009 10:47 pm ET

The war is not over.The war is very soon started with international community by whole tamils in all over the world.

Tamilhatesgenocide   May 21st, 2009 11:24 pm ET

The Srilankan State terrorism wiped out nearly all of the people in Vanni region.
The government gave the LTTE the word "terrorists" but why doesn't anyone know who the real terrorists are?
The government said that the LTTE are terrorists just so that they don't(Srilankan Government) get caught in terrorist activities.
In other words " they're putting the blame on the LTTE".
Rajapakshe was "CELEBRATING" his false victory with celebrations whilst the tamils were getting killed by the Srilankan army.
Gotapaya Rajapakshe said" All young tamil boys will be used to turn the Indian Ocean Red".
There's a lot more but for now, this should explain the Sinhales which are brought up to hate Tamils who the Real "STATE" Terrorists are....

One Day Tamil Eelam Will Be Born.....

sunthar   May 22nd, 2009 1:48 am ET

war beginning !. 70.000 innocent pepole die for what + freedom fighter . sri lankan goverment made big mistake. LTTE fight for what and why? world did not understad. LTTE fight for Tamil people and eqal right> "sir lanka" is tamil people country! sinhales came after> the world must look at the histry>

anbu   May 22nd, 2009 1:49 am ET

The war never end in sri lanka,and no solution for sri lanka untill ' TAMIL ELAM BORN ' .The sri lankan goverment must think about ' giveing TAMIL ELAM to tamils. The sri lanka goverment killed 100,000 tamils, and 60,000 disabled.So much of people homeless.65 million tamils aspiration is ' Tamill elam ' only.

nalini   May 22nd, 2009 2:36 am ET

The war is not over. Tamil people in Sri Lanka are suffering in the hands of genocidal government and its forces are killing people without witness. International community should get involved to protect voiceless civilians.

Samarakoon   May 22nd, 2009 3:12 am ET

NO POINT OF TALKING THIS AGAIN & AGAIN......

WAR IS OVER & WE ARE NOT GIVING "TAMIL EELAM",,,,,,

AND, NO ONE CAN GET "TAMIL EELAM" WITH USA, UK , NORWAY, NETHERLAND SUPPORT......

COZ, WE HAVE A GREAT SUPPORT FROM CHINA, RUSSIA, INDIA, JAPAN, IRAN, GERMANY & ALSO FROM UN.......

THEREFOR, "TAMIL EELAM" IS JUST A DREAM...........GOT IT !!!!!!

robert   May 22nd, 2009 3:13 am ET

After going through most of the comments what striks me is that most singhalese regard tamils as of being from india and that srilanka is singhalese only, It is this stat of mind from the majority that led to this blood shed. I guess the singhalese have forgotton about the VADDA, and, their for father prince vijaya (FROM INDIA), so now IF the war is over then i guess the ball is in the court of the singhalese gouv to make the next move and that i guess will be the ????
Atitudes have to change from the core of ones self and that is to be seen
But unrefutable fact is many thousands of tamils are dead including children, will any one talk about them????
so finally what have been achived is a big fat ??????????

P A Wijeratne   May 22nd, 2009 3:14 am ET

I feel that the comment page is biased. More than 95% comments have been put in Tamil names.

Shan   May 22nd, 2009 3:21 am ET

THIS IS FOR REAL SRI LANKANS......

HEYYYY GUYS,,,,,,DON'T COMMENT ON THIS CNN'S STUPID POLL..... LET THEM ( LTTE SUPPORTERS INCLUDING CNN ) TO ARGUE ANYTHING & SAY ANYTHING......

COZ, WE DON'T WANT HAVE TO CARE ABOUT THAT......

IT'S A USELESS THING.......

GOD BLESS YOU & MAY TRIPAL GEMS BLESS YOU OUR KING MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHA !!!!

chandi-man   May 22nd, 2009 3:40 am ET

This is not a question even worth raising and put in to debate.CNN is running this to show they are still supporting terrorism as they always did???
War is over-last shackles of terrorism is also vanishing from the country.
International LTTE supporters keep your hands off from my mother land.
If you're so concerned of Tamil, give a part of your own country to LTTE -we don't care

Truth hurts   May 22nd, 2009 3:41 am ET

Most Sinhalese think it’s all about LTTE and there is no Tamil minority ethnic problem.. it is because government has created such an image through media. but it’s different..

“SAVE THE CHILDREN” INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION IS NOT ALLOWED INTO IDP CAMPS IN NORTH..
Whats going inside?
why don’t they let neutral organizations?
Noone can ask..
I doubt any of the sinhala chaps commented above knew about that.

ONLY 5 LITRES OF WATER GIVEN TO A FAMILY PER DAY FOR ALL THEIR NEEDS (DRINKING, WASHING, BATHING AND CLEANING).. WHICH IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH FOR SINGLE MAN’S DAY NEEDS..

I doubt any of the sinhala people who celebrate these so called victories knew these.

“I never say violence or war would be a solution….”
Friends before saying “One Nation” n celebrating think of your own brothers and sisters suffering in north while you celebrate

rajes   May 22nd, 2009 3:43 am ET

Reporting to the world on Tamil AffairsEnglish | Deutsch | FrançaisNews
2009

Home Sinhala hoodlums harass Tamil civilians in the name of victory celebration
[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 May 2009, 09:04 GMT]
Gangs of Sinhala youths holding Lion flags in hands in the name of victory against LTTE have been on the rampage, day and night, intimidating and harassing Tamil civilians in Colombo and its suburbs for the fourth day. Affected Tamil residents have complained to their respective police station. But the police have failed to take action to stop the harassment, civil sources lament.

Sinhala youths extort money by threat from Tamil civilians while they are walking along on main roads. In some instances they forcibly remove gold jewelry from Tamil women, and even they misbehave with Tamil women in public.

Mainly Tamil people residing in Wellawatte, Bambalapitya, Kotahena, and Mattakuli and in upcountry areas are subjected to intimidation and humiliation by the Sinhala hoodlums.

Shops and other business establishments run by Tamils are usually opened on Poya and Sunday holidays. But on Wednesday, which was declared special holiday to mark the victory against LTTE Tamils did not open their business establishments and shops.

YOU ANIMALS THIS IS WHY TAMILS WANT TAMIL EELAM. NO BODY CANNOT STRAIGHT THE DOGS TAIL. EVEN AN ANIMAL DOES NOT EAT OR SLEEP IF IT LOSS HIS KID....YOU ANIMALS ARE ONE AND ONLY PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATE DEATS..IT IS NOT ONE OR TWO..THE AMOUNT OF TAMILS ...YOU ANIMALS KILLED..250.000 THOUSAND. BE HAPPY . WAIT AND SEE GOD WILL BLESS YOU ALL ANIMALS.

Chanaka Perera   May 22nd, 2009 3:50 am ET

ONE SRILANKA , ONE NATION ,ONE PRESIDENT

THE ONLY ONE SOLUTION !!!!!!!

S.Karthikeyan   May 22nd, 2009 3:50 am ET

This is a freedom struggle for Tamil peoples so when the seperate state is given the war will end otherwise it continuous in harmful ways.
The srilanga govt manytimes cheat tamils in the name of political solution. So the international community will work against this genocide without selfish and lift the ban of LTTE. We are humans so we support only for humanitarism not genocide if we not do GOD will punish us for our graceless mistakens.

Perera   May 22nd, 2009 3:50 am ET

LOOSERS GOT NUTS >>>>>>> THEY STILL THINKS WAR IS NOT OVER.......VERY POOR >>>>>>>>
GOD PLS HELP THEM TO RECOVER SOON.............EVEN THE CNN BUGGERS >>>>>>>>>>

Randil   May 22nd, 2009 3:59 am ET

Every body saw Prabhakarn's Black ass !!! hahaha !!!

SL   May 22nd, 2009 4:02 am ET

PRABAKAN & HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IS DEAD....... NO MORE TERRORISM IN SRI LANKA AGAIN.......IF ANOTHER PRABAKARAN WILL BORN IN SRI LANKA,,,,,,,,WE ( BRAVE SRI LANKANS ) WILL KILL HIM TOO.......NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT......

OUR NEXT TARGET IS "K.P."..........SOMEHOW WE'LL KILL HIM TOO.......SO, THAT WILL BE THE END OF LTTE ,,,,,FOREVER >>>>>>
SWEET DREAMS YOU LTTE SUPPORTERS.........

black   May 22nd, 2009 4:14 am ET

The war is over or not. The serious problem at the moments is humanitarian situation. International Community should prssurize the UN security council to impose a saction of Sri lankan's war crimes and should send international monitors without giving time to Sri Lanka to distriy the evidences. UN should take action to rescue the IDP those who are in the custody of Sri Lankan Army

Pai Raala   May 22nd, 2009 4:50 am ET

Nalini.....
OK they will come, I think they are on the way...
after getting good bath, wash properly your ass and vagina....
then Para Sudda will come and Fuck you....
if you cant wait for them I also can fuck you... and you can suck my dick tooo

Eelatamilan   May 22nd, 2009 4:50 am ET

What is going on the concentration camps, the camps which is well maintained to show international community "The bodies of 11 young women were allegedly found with their throats slashed outside the Menic Farm camp near the town of Vavuniya, according to people being held behind the razor wire perimeter. The women's short haircuts are understood to have made them easily identifiable as former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The bodies are said to have been discovered in the last two weeks, but there is no way of confirming the allegations because access to the camps is heavily restricted."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/21/sri-lanka-tamil-tigers-ltte-tamil-refugees-in-camp
what will happen in other camps, when the total tamil population over 350,000 in the death zone, the government said only 65,000. I think the GOSL plan to bring the population to its numbers....I Think Ban ki moon will be very happy about his friend's work.

kaputa   May 22nd, 2009 4:52 am ET

all of LTTE suppprters are barking here as a Paraya Dog...
but we have to feed all Tamil peoples(even LTTE members) in Nothern area...
every time we have to feed them... whats the hell, why you spend your money only for the War.....
all of you are fuckers...

why all of you are trying to make an Elam in Sri Lanka...
Why you make it in origin country...in India...
there are more than 60mil tamils, but we just have around 3mil...

most are came as the beggers... just for the food & water... due to the bad conditions in South India....
in the colonism periods Sudda people (keri UK pakku) bring them as the workers...
these all the fuckers came here without any permission of the owners of the country....
why you are waiting here now

now so many Keri Tamils are working in Europien or Middle East countries, why you dont ask for Elam at there...
why you dont ask to them to work there in Tamil language...
why the hell you need all the things from our aountry...

If you Tamils have power to make the Elam, it is not a problem to us.
but dont try to make it here... you can again at anywhere else...

who can tell this is indepent web site... this also LTTE web site

Eelatamilan   May 22nd, 2009 4:53 am ET

Why any leaders in the world could not stop Tamil genocide, How the sri lankan army killed over 25,000 tamils in one day, include over 10,000 injured civilians, why they burid alive in the bungers, what happend to over 50,000 civilians who were on the last day, why they use high profile chemical to destroy human remains, what happened in the early hours of Monday was a well-planned massacre of several unarmed civil officers of the LTTE with the aim of annihilating its political structure. At the orders of a 'top defence figure,' an international arrangement involving ICRC, European diplomats and a Colombo government diplomat to arrange safe exit to the civil officers was defied

raj kumar   May 22nd, 2009 4:55 am ET

Srilanka barbarism with the help of indian who have no value for humanity masacre and try to destroy the tamil race, what they don't realize is will of the tamil community.
The singalese will never live in peace or prosper for all the atrocities commited to the community. Everytime they cause atrocities the tamil community got stronger and wiser.
But the tamil community never hit them back even when there we plenty of opportunity for mass murder or masacre was possible because the tamils are civilized and they dont believe in killing an innocent... the singalese will learn their lesson for celebrating the death of tens of thousands of infants, children and woman

tharangan   May 22nd, 2009 5:08 am ET

I think main war is over now from government side

I am live very close to colombo area...
actually we can live with singalese peoples without any problem...
I do business here... they never disturb us

I know, we have no our own country, it is very importent problem to all of Tamils....
I think we have around 60mil of Tamils in the world...
If we make a Elam here, it is not enough to us
I think better to find another good option, like Tamilnaadu

Chandran   May 22nd, 2009 5:20 am ET

WHO ARE THE REAL TERRORIST ?
IT IS THE lanka ARMY AND ITS secy & ministers .
sl ARMY IS THE VERY SADDIST ARMY IN THE WORLD AND THEY CANNOT WIN THE LTTE ( FREEDOM FIGHTERS ARMY) SO THEY RAPE THE TAMIL WOMENS AND TO FOOL THE WORLD THEY TELL EVERY NONSENSE
NOW THEY WANT MONEY FROM WORLD SO THEY DO DRAMA IN lanka

TO ALL STUPID SINHALA (THE SIN PEOPLES)
WHEN ALL THE TAMILS IN WORLD LIVING IN PEACE AND THEY LOVE PEACE PARTICULARLY IN INDIA, SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

SEE THE INDIA CULTURE – HERE WE LIVE WITH MULTI CULTURALS AND MULTI LANGUAGES ( aprox. 100 languages)
50 kms away north from Chennai , they are telugus and we dont understand their language and they dont understand our language
350 kms away west from chennai they are kannadas , they speak kannada neither we know their lang. nor they know our lang.

ARE WE NOT LIVING HAPPILY WITH EACH OTHER

SAME WAY ALL TAMILS LIVE WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM IN SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

WHY NOT IN lanka ?

TELL ME ALL STUPID sinhala peoples ?

WE KNOW WHY IT IS AND DON`T ACT SMART TO DO DRAMA
YOU & YR govt and army KLILLED OUR INNOCENT TAMILS FOR THE PAST 60 YEARS AND AFTER FIGHTING WITH US NOW YOU & YOUR ARMY WANTS PEACE

LTTE IS NOT THE TERROR ORGANISATION

in lanka they never killed any sinhale civilians as army killed tamils and their properties
They had clear ‘code of ethics’ among them

Why they taken arms in their hand since 1983 ?

If we see the lankan attitude towards our peoples since 1948 in the island , It is very very shock and highly violating human lives for past 60 years.

• All tamils & its leaders strongly adopted MAHATMA GANDHIJI way of `AHIMSA` but all went in great vain as lanka stopped it by brutal attacks & killed many leaders during 1950`s itself

• There were 35 lakhs tamils population in lanka at the time of Independence

After 60 years now the population reduced to merely 10 -15 lakhs

How it happened and why it is ?

For this I have to explain , but it will take more than 1000 pages to tell the history of the island after independence.

In short, all sinhalese president & prime minister day by day killed tamils

In INDIA we live with multi cultural and all languages have equal importance , more friendly attitude with neighboring states though each other not understanding others language

• But in lanka they did all human violations since 1950`s and slowly reduced the living territory of tamils in North & East province by creating lots of sinhale villages in between & all area were re-maped to reduce the strength of tamils in election

• After British rule`s, there were considerable amount of tamil MP`s ( nearly 40 %) and this had reduced to tiny after 30 years ( pls refer any books of lanka govt, )

• Now very little MP`s are there.

• During 1960`s almost 15 lakh tamils lost their Resident status in lanka though our Ex PM Lal Bahdur Sastry went personally to settle this issue but all went in vain , lankan govt refuses to consider and sent all 15 lakhs tamils to India

That time India was also not able to receive all these peoples and in lanka itself peoples living without any status , they couldn`t get any govt assistance so far

So the population of MP`s is reduced in parliament and their concerns neglected

Lots of violations by the lanka and many things I can`t explain in one letter but you get more accurate info from lots of history books & records

• In one time they passed the resolution in parliament, to get govt jobs tamils should score more marks than sinhale

• They formed spl military training camp near North & East province by simply taking all tamils agriculture land during 1975`s –

• North & East province settled by tamils more than 1000 years back , they had all administration controlled by our Chola , Pandiya King`s

• Once military started to digging of tamils wealth and many torture to tamil families particularly to Girls & Womens .

• Many womens tortured severly , raped & killed by police & army
I am not telling any false but to verify please refer many books written by lanka tamil leaders & their speeches in parliaments )

SO , lanka army IS THE ONLY TERRORIST ORGANISATION

Chandran , Chennai

tharangan   May 22nd, 2009 5:28 am ET

Nalini>>
you are correct, International communities will come to meet this problem

(eth oya Hila hondata hodagena Mile gala inna, mama awith Aralaa yannam, puketh arinnam)

paba   May 22nd, 2009 5:44 am ET

stop blaming to sinhala ppl tamils in foreign countries. you speak angry coz u lost the man u supported.open ur eyes and see.he is dead its true.and remember he start this war for him self not to get freedom to Tamil ppl.did u see his pic.u just shouting like stupids.u dond know what kind a painful things got in to sinhala and tamil ppl in SL.u just shout coz u ar not in SL. if u really love tamils ,u try to stay happy with other nationals in SL.get a leason.u gave money for eelam dream.but prabha and his family and big ppl in LTTE spend it.if they really love tamils why didnt they treat ppor tamil ppl in their capture place in north.open eyes.if u dont want to stay happy with Sinhala ppl.how can u say u ar Sri lanka,SL goverment treat tamil ppl right way and thry look after them.if you have reallly care for them go back to SL or collect money from all tamils in out side SL treat them correct way .shame on ppl who dosent want to stay happy aand peace.

Aruna   May 22nd, 2009 5:47 am ET

This is the same as what Hitler did to the Jews. The world was against it because of the media. This issue has not gained so much media coverage, that too in the right perspective.

It is awful that such mass murders are just being ignored.

Ishanka   May 22nd, 2009 5:54 am ET

The war in Sri Lanka is over. But we know there are many LTTE members all over the world. Our Army rescued lot of innocent Tamil civilians from LTTE carders.
The war which were over the past 24 years is useless for LTTE. They could't achieve any. All of them(Leaders) had to say Good Bye to their life.
They didn't treat even to their people wel. Sri Lankan army had to care about them too.This is the truth about the War in Sri Lanka.So at the end LTTE got the best punishment from GOD.

Aksara   May 22nd, 2009 6:27 am ET

my dear thamilan brothers and sisters.... there is so much hatred in your words. such hatered will only breed mroe terrorists and lead to more loss of life!

i live in sri lanka and i see what is going on. how can the thamilans sympathize with LTTE? They have killed our own people. they used our own people as a shield to protect themselves.

it was LTTE who started this war they invented the suicide bombing! they killed innocent buddhist monks – 88 novice monks were shot dead – for what reason? simple because they were sinhalese buddhists!

how many innocent civilians – sinahalese, tamils, muslims and others have died in the many, many bomb blasts?

If LTTE was fighting for the rights of the thamilans..then they shoudl fight with government forces not the inncocent civilians!

even thoguh our origin is from TAMIL NADU in India, the sri lankan govenrment has given us citizenship... a magnanimous deed! should we make then regret that by creating more violence?

why cannot we think of moving forward from this point? Bandaranaike and other poilitical leaders have made foolish decisions that lead to this situation.

But now, we need to believe in the new government and give them a chance. All the comments given here are purely out of hatred – of what happened years ago.

We all must help the brothers and sisters in the IDP camps. The government needs our support to make life normal for them as soon as possible.

If the SL Army had not liberated the north and east from the evil LTTE, there would be no development in that area anyway!

So let us stop this unconstructive debate and focus on the development of our land.

Muzanif   May 22nd, 2009 6:34 am ET

If there are 12 crore Tamils in the world – the majority are in TAMIL NADU – India.

So why not the Tamils form a seprate state there?
I'm sure Jearunanidhi & JeyaLalitha will be happy to be president and prime minister for that!!!

Muzanif   May 22nd, 2009 6:35 am ET

If there are 12 crore Tamils in the world – the majority are in thamil nadu – India.

So why not the Tamils form a seprate state there?
I'm sure Jearunanidhi & JeyaLalitha will be happy to be president and prime minister for that!!!

Muzanif   May 22nd, 2009 6:39 am ET

The North and East of Sri Lanka are not the traditional homelands of the thamils only...

My people are from there too...until the LTTE terrorists chased us away and killed those who would not leave!

If the Thamils and the LTTE dare to do that again, they will have anotehr force to answer to other than the Sinhalese!!!

Try Al Quaida and Taliban!

Aksara   May 22nd, 2009 6:45 am ET

one question to the thamilan brothers nad sisters crying genocide here...

will you all give up your life in the developed nations such as UK, USA CANADA and Aussie to come and live in a 3rd world like Sri Lanka if Eaalam is given?

And if there is genocide carried out by SL government, how come some of us are living in peace with the singalese?

Muzanif   May 22nd, 2009 6:48 am ET

I think all the Tamils who say that there is genocide in Sri Lanka are the ones who don't want to give up their VISAs in the Uk, America and Australia...

If they don't fake a genocide to the international community.. they will not have any grounds to seek for VISA!!

International Community beware... next time they will ask for seperate states in your country too...

Rememebr Fiji and Malaysia??

Dr. Shaa   May 22nd, 2009 7:04 am ET

Bloody Blasted Guys, why you can’t think about Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and Gaza?????????????????????

Are those Wars?

Dr. Shaa   May 22nd, 2009 7:11 am ET

Bloody Blasted Guys, why you can’t think about Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and Gaza?????????????????????

Are those Wars?

Sevatkody Karuppiah   May 22nd, 2009 7:23 am ET

Sky News has been told women are being raped in Sri Lankan camps set up for Tamils who have fled the country's war zone.

Gordon Brown has raised the possibility of a human rights investigation

There are numerous reports of sexual assaults in the government-run camps, and claims that groups of young men are being rounded up and taken away.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon will demand unfettered access to the camps during his visit to the country, as well as access to other areas which have been off-limits to aid workers and journalists for months.

More than 40 camps have been set up to cope with more than 200,000 people left homeless by the long-running conflict.

The people inside the camps are kept behind barbed wire and are not allowed to leave.

Sri Lanka's government says they are being "processed", as they believe Tamil Tiger rebels may be hiding among the civilians.

In written statements Sky News has obtained, the Tamils talk about overcrowding in the camps and being separated from their families.

One Tamil woman who agreed to talk to Sky News on condition of anonymity said: "We believe women are being raped and young men are being disappeared.

"We don't know what is happening to them because there is no transparency and no information."

Oxfam are one of a number of organisations, including the UN, calling for greater access to the camps.

Acting country director for Oxfam, David White told Sky News: "These camps are huge and it is very difficult to deliver the aid on foot or by bike as has been suggested."

He said there also appeared to be a campaign of pressure against the non-government organisations (NGOs), with insinuations that many aid workers sympathised with the Tamil Tiger rebels.

"This often happens in the local newspapers," he said

channa   May 22nd, 2009 7:23 am ET

THIS GOES OUT TO ALL DIASPORA

HOW MANY HAVE YOU LIVED IN WANNI ?
HOW MANY HAVE YOU LIVED IN SRILANKA FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS
HOW MANY HAVE YOU SEND A CENT OF WHAT YOU EARN TO THE SUFFERING PPL

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE EQUAL RIGHTS U NEED ?
COME TO SRILANKA NOW ?

ARE U SO SHOUTFUL B COS NOW THAT U DONT HAVE ASYLUM ?

CMON U ALL ETHNIC GROUPS COME AND LIVE IN SRILANKA

Tamil KING Elalan   May 22nd, 2009 7:25 am ET

I am agree with you 'crying Gamunu.This message is for US President OBAMA: Hello President OBAMA how you become US president even though you are originally from Kenya because of the equal right for all American isn’t it. We Tamils are born in Srilanka asking the same equal rights what is wrong on that when we have been denied we had to fight back. Because of IC didn’t understand the truth and they describe the struggle as terrorism we have lost our loved once 100,000 people have been killed by SL government in three months. Now the innocent people are in the camps without any access and no one knows what is going on and the other parts Tamils are living in fear. At least …at least …. Now you and IC interfere and help Tamils to get their rights otherwise GOD will not forgive you because you know the truth, watching the satellite images while our people have been killed….even now. “Bing the justice now” NOTE: Hello singalees read the history before you comment don’t forget me The Tamil KING Elalan!!!

tharangan   May 22nd, 2009 7:38 am ET

anbu,
how born Tamil Elam without Father....
father & his whole family of the Elam killed by the SL Army...
other members & international eunuchs can't do anything...

you can make a child name with Elam, not a Country here....
if you can't make a child send your wife here, we can make a child for you.
But he also never support to make a Elam, due to the his Sinhalese blood...

Anushka   May 22nd, 2009 7:39 am ET

yes ..foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Tamil Hunter   May 22nd, 2009 7:59 am ET

Oh – Keri kalu koti Sadahatama iwarai – Ape kakkussis walawal sudda karanna pus kaapu roti deka thunakata lankawata genapu, tamange appawa danne neti, ammawa danne neti sakkili kiyana demellunt lanka wenama raajjyak lebenne nam nehe. Namuth Singhala minisek widiyata api ape sakkili weda karanna wena jaathiyak thora gannawata wada, para demelluntama denna kemathi. Ehamanam ona ohe thoosayak kala plantiyak beela kaanuwak uda budiyagena hitapan.
Hu Hu Hu Hu Hu – Keri PONNAKARAn Mala. Balapalla uge heti, Ballek wage amudayak gahagena mada walaka legala merila hitiye.

Ane ammo Sighla apita denan satuta kiyala wedak ne. Thopila tikatat wenne oya tikama tamai elam haddanna awot me derane.

Keri Demellu chutha weyan !

Oh Nalini I can pay u. Let me knw. Heard Tamil bithes r good in Blow Jobs.

R R   May 22nd, 2009 8:06 am ET

Sri Lanka’s chronic problem is nothing but the Sinhalese mentality. The democratic system in Sri Lanka is that, as former president J.R. Jayawardane said “The more the government starve the Tamils, happier are the Singhalese people”.
So, as majority people Singhalese could,
– Stave Tamils democratically
– Kill Tamils democratically
– Discriminate Tamils democratically
– Colonize Singhalese in Tamil native land democratically
– Make all armed forces and police 100% Singhalese democratically
– Never carry out any development in Tamil region democratically
– Destroy their properties, Hindu temples, Christian & Catholic churches etc. democratically
– Conduct riots against Tamils time to time and massacre in mass scale.
– Make Tamils to live under Singhala military occupation eternally and gradually drive them out
democratically
All the countries in the world adopt solutions such as devolution of power, federal system; create states etc. so that other minorities could live without discrimination even if the majority people elect a government that wants to suppress minorities. The courage and broad mind of those nations made it possible to be united and prosper. But in Sri lanka very narrow minded Singhalese politicians and the majority of Singhalese people do not want to follow any world systems. The Tamil armed struggle started as a last resort. Now that struggle has been crushed and over 10,000 innocent lives in 3 months. Tamils would never for forget this carnage.
So the war is not over. It will continue in different form.

dilu   May 22nd, 2009 8:42 am ET

dear all srilankan war is completely over...actualy im really happy becoz v all know what happend to prabakaran.... lets celebrate this. our sinhalees will never give this fucking elam thing... proud to ba a srilankan proud to be a buddhist proud to be a sinhalees...ONE FLAG ONE COUNRTY.WAR IS OVER...

We dont bother how many prabakans are there finally we win like this always..

TAMIL ELAM WILL NEVER BORN TILL WE LIVE IDIOTS

mathu   May 22nd, 2009 8:53 am ET

who i s you win in the war ?1.indian army 2.srilankan army someone said srilankan army win .srilankan army never win war .todday tamil woman rape srilankan army from sky news.

Swiss tamilen   May 22nd, 2009 9:02 am ET

Hallo

The war never end in Srilanka!
Mahinda had one nickname-Biladen
Fack u mahinda stop war!

Tamileelam Tamileelam Tamileelam

we wan't TAMILEELAM!

SwissThamilen 1234/India   May 22nd, 2009 9:10 am ET

The war is not over in Ceylon!
Plese help us!
Srilanka Srilanka
Stop the war!
we want Tamileelam!
Tamileelam
Tamileelam
Monster Monster
Don't kill Tamil Flowers!
Swiss/India Tamilen!

Subas   May 22nd, 2009 9:15 am ET

On 31 October 2003, with the ceasefire still holding, the LTTE issued their proposals for an ISGA. The ISGA would have broad powers such the right to impose the rule of law, collect taxes, run the administration and oversee the rehabilitation process in the north and east, and it would be controlled by the LTTE until elections were held. Crucially however, the LTTE had dropped their demand for an independent Tamil Eelam in favour of regional autonomy[5]. The key points of the LTTE's proposals are:

* An ISGA will established for the eight districts in the and Northern and Eastern provinces until a final negotiated settlement is reached and implemented.
* Initially the members of the ISGA will be appointed by the parties to this agreement with the LTTE appointing an absolute majority, but
* Democratic elections will be held if no final negotiated settlement is reached and implemented within five years.
* The ISGA shall have plenary power for the governance of the north-east including powers in relation to resettlement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, development, raising revenue including imposition of taxes, revenue, levies and duties, law and order, and over land.
* The GOSL agrees that any and all of its expenditures in or for the north-east shall be subject to the control of the ISGA.
* The ISGA shall have powers to borrow internally and externally, provide guarantees and indemnities, receive aid directly, and engage in or regulate internal and external trade.
* The ISGA shall have direction and control over any and all administrative structures and personnel in the north-east.
* The ISGA shall have the power to alienate and determine the appropriate use of all land in the north-east that is not privately owned.
* Land occupied by the armed forces of the GOSL must be immediately vacated and restored to the possession of the previous owners. The GOSL must also compensate the owners for the past dispossession of their land.
* The ISGA shall be responsible for the resettlement and rehabilitation of displaced civilians and refugees in such lands.
* The ISGA shall have control over the marine and offshore resources of the adjacent seas and the power to regulate access thereto.
* The ISGA will have control over the natural resources in the north-east region. The GOSL shall ensure that all monies due under existing agreements are paid to the ISGA.
* All future agreements concerning matters under the jurisdiction of the ISGA shall be made with the ISGA.

Rosh   May 22nd, 2009 9:20 am ET

CRY CRY AND CRY MORE STUPID GREEDY DIASPORA...
IF YOU WANT WAR... WE ARE GLAD TO GIVE IT TO YOU..
BUT DON"T RUN CRYING WHEN WE SCREW YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN...
YOU LIVE THE SORRY REFUGEE LIFE IN WHITE COUNTRIES..
OUR SRI LANKAN TAMIL BROS AND SISTERS WILL LIVE HAPPILY WITHOUT THE FEAR OF HAVING TO SACRIFICE THEIR LITTLE CHILDREN TO KEEP YOU OPPORTUNISTS IN WHITE COUNTRIES..
YOU SORRY BUNCH IS BORN TO BE REFUGEES. SO BE IT.
OUR SRI LANKAN TAMIL BROS & SISTERS WILL LIVE A FREE LIFE HERE...
DON'T SCREW IT UP FOR THEM AGAIN.

WHERE'S YOUR NEXT EELAM FIGHT IS GOING TO BE..
CANADA -> YOU CAN FIGHT FOR "ONTARIOM'
AUSTRALIA –> PERTHALINGAM..
NORWAY –> NORWAYKULAM...

GOOD LUCK.

Truth never dies   May 22nd, 2009 9:35 am ET

Hey! Singhalese
Its good that you are enjoying now, so now there is a chance for the world to see what type of cruel people you are, Not even a single Tamil is celebrating this victory (may be a few will celebrate, we call them as Traitors), you are keeps on saying to the world that Tamils are your brothers and sisters , will anyone dance and light crackers where there are 100,000 sisters and brothers are dead and been made disabled ?
At least the world now should realise that Tamils cannot live peacefully with these Singhalese vultures, let us have our separate state it doesn’t matter how small country the Sri Lanka is. Every minute delay will cost 100s of innocent Tamils lives .

Last thing for Singhalese people! We Tamils always have a faith on truth ,and we have nothing to hide or lie .you are the liars and you always trying to hide the truth to the world , why is your so-called brave army and your heroes Mahinda Rajapakshe & co didn’t show you directly the body of our leader Prabaharan (anyway it is a lie) , he fought for almost 30 years , but your government only managed to show you a short video clip . A genuine and honest singhala person (I am sure few good and kind hearted people still there) will have a doubt in their mind.
For Tamils, our leader is alive and well, because he is our god and god never dies, we don’t have to prove you anything, all you have to do is wait and see , the time will tell the truth . Please continue your celebrations J

Jeyaparan   May 22nd, 2009 9:58 am ET

For now the war is over. That said if the Sri Lankan government doesn’t give the Tamils equal rights in the coming months there will be a new rounds of violence. Therefore the international community must press Sri Lanka to do so. An oppressed community will always fight back. I have history as my witness.

don   May 22nd, 2009 9:58 am ET

Look at the comments from Tamils and Singhalese, it is crystal clear the nation is divided, I absolutely agree with Sam's statement, the reality on now and future

THE CORE REASON FOR THE WAR IS BECAUSE OF THE SINHALESE CRUELTY AND OPPRESSION OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA. THE CRUELTY CONTINUES WHEN THESE SINHALESE ACTUALLY DANCE ON THE STREETS OF COLOMBO AND LIGHT CRACKERS AFTER GENOCIDE OF TAMILS WAS COMMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND CONTINUES TO GO ON. THERE NEEDS TO BE A POLITICAL SOLUTION AND UNTIL TAMILS GETS THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION, THE WAR IS FAR FROM OVER! INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS ARE STILL DYING IN THE NORTH AND THE GOVERNMENT ONLY CARES ABOUT CELEBRATING ITS “HOLLOW” VICTORY. HEARTLESS MONSTERS!!! THEY MAY HAVE FOOLED THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH, BUT THE WESTERN WORLD IS COMING TO SEE THE TRUE SIDE OF THIS TERRORIST GOVERNMENT. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED SOON!!

bama   May 22nd, 2009 10:02 am ET

The war in Sri lanka is not because of LTTE. It is because of the discrimination of Tamil minority by Sri lankan government. Sri Lankan Tamil can never become the prime minister of that country. LTTE fought against this discrimination. only when the Tamils are treated equally to the Sinhala people, the war will come to an end.

V.MAHENDRAN   May 22nd, 2009 10:43 am ET

UNTIL A POLITICAL SOLUTION MADE TO MINORITY TAMILS I DONT THINK WAR CLIMATE WILL NEVER END.

Ruchira   May 22nd, 2009 10:54 am ET

The war's over in Sri Lanka!

This was a fight against terrorism and not one inflicted against the Tamil people as is obvious. All citizens are unified as Sri Lankans and are jubilant . We call out to the world, to learn from the Sri Lankan example. All ethnic groups have lived hand-in-hand in all provinces of Sri Lanka, with the exception of the north and east where they were forcibly driven out through terrorism, lastly by the LTTE!

Sri Lanka has the ability to solve its own problems as has been exemplified, with high priority given by the Sri Lanka Government to the security of its citizens at all times since the inception of the drive to end terrorism. We now hope that Asia and the greater region will take a leaf off Sri Lanka's book to prevent western global powers including terrorists seeking their own business interests through neo-colonial moves that have bred terrorism even in the 21st century.

isanka pabasara kumarage   May 22nd, 2009 11:01 am ET

WE ARE LIKE BROTHERS IN SRI LANKA...TAMILS AND SINHALESE.AND ALSO MUSLIMS.

U FORIGEN CATTLES DONT KNOW ABT ANYTHING.

DONT U HAVE ANYTHING TO DO IN UR HOMES.....

IF THERES NOTHING..GO AND FIND PRABHAS WIFE..
THEN FUCK HER...

hema   May 22nd, 2009 11:06 am ET

if mr.nasty won ltte, why not allow un or media to the camps. the leaders r making us fool my dear friends. cos the dont wont the truth to come out.does anyone remember chandrika's gov fond a graveyard with skelitons which were all our own sinhala bros. so how can we expect our loving leaders truth. i wish i was born in some other country.im ashamed of saying srilankan and specially sinhala girl,
in srilanka there is no value for human, no freedom of speech.

UN.....YOU ARE WASTE. I HOPE THERE IS STILL JUSTICE IN THE WORLD, AND YOU BRING ALL WAR CRIMINALS TO THE COURT.AFTER THAT WE CAN HAVE A GOOD SLEEP EIGHTER MUALIM/TAMIL/SINHALA.

suu kyi   May 22nd, 2009 11:21 am ET

All ye Tamils who shout of genocide in Sri Lanka are living outside of this country. We don't hear the Tamil people living within Sri Lanka shouting genocide – so why don't all you who shout so, go claim for a seperate state of Elam from the country you are living in right now and leave the Tamil community who are living in Sri Lanka alone!

Tam   May 22nd, 2009 11:22 am ET

The real fight is still on to free the Tamil Nation from the majority racist Sinhalese government. Tamils have been treated as second class citizens for more than 5 decades by the successive majority government in Srilanka. Including bring the Sinhala as the official language, there for making it harder for the Tamil speaking people to apply for jobs within the government and other private sectors. It also implemented discriminative system where Tamil students in Jaffna (North) have to obtain more marks in A/L exam compare to the students in the South (majority Sinhalese) in order to enter universities.

Because of these discriminative policies by government fulled the arms struggle and killed many innocent civilians from both sides.

Sri Lankan government is the biggest loser in these recent brutal attacks, because it had made all the Tamils around the World to be united and fight for the Tamils rights and their freedom. Until a political solution is sought to address the Tamil’s issues this struggle will continue.

ravi   May 22nd, 2009 11:29 am ET

Some who talk about winning this bloody war....I can only pity you..........who is the winner in this war.?....no one.....not even the bloody government of srilanka and its shameless supporters.

No one is a winner in a war against innocent people....You attacked unarmed....innocent people and declared victory.......what should we call you...whimps?.......or just pathetic........

Haven't you realised .....In may ways we are all losers here...you and us. You lost trust, faith, friendship of all tamils in Srilanka and around the world....you lost your face and reputation around the world. All western countries whose mercey you live on now know what srilanka its rulers and their supporters really are about. Your fake mask is now torn...for good.

Us Tamils have lost our land........ we are stateless......tamils have become ( or made?) orphans.....we have lost our families....our relatives.....our possessions.....belongings......our livelyhood.... but we will survive.... we are fighters........we will fight until the last person is alive.......we will come to the top.....you will all see..................

Preachers and followers of budism....please read what the King Ashoka said after the bloody war...was it all worth it and at what price?

Is the war really over...? lets not kid ourselves......it has just begun....our wounds are still bleeding.....it will continue to bleed until.....

selvaraj   May 22nd, 2009 11:43 am ET

I have written a macro and I have put vote as NO lol........

----– any one cant stop this war ----

Geofrey   May 22nd, 2009 11:43 am ET

WAR IS OVER? NO WAY
There is no end to the war until the aspirations of the Tamils are met.
MR.Rajapakse has no political agenda for Tamils.He has put the whole of Vanni residents in open prison and intend to keep them indefinetely.
THAT’S HIS AGENADA FOR TAMILS.
The western world banned LTTE and gave Government aid to defeat LTTE.Now the Government have achieved their goal;they do not need to listen to the western world, neither needs any help.I HOPE U.S AND IT’S ALLIES HAVE LEARNT A LESSON NOW .
MR.RAJAPAKSE AND CO HAVE THE GUTS TO SPEAK AGAINST U.S AND IT’S ALLIES.
SADDAM HUSSEIN ACTED THE SAME WAY.
THE WORLD KNOWS THE FATE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN.HE DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH ;NEGLCTED BY HIS OWN PEOPLE.
IGNORING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADVISE IS NOT HEALTHY FOR SRI LANKA.

path   May 22nd, 2009 12:35 pm ET

THE WAR IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! why cant all the sinhalese,tamils and muslims live together with peace and harmony.none of the tamils who suffered bcz of the war never want a tamil elam.even i myself a Tamil.those who lived abroad do not know how much we suffered bcz of LTTE.what is the right that prabhakaran gave us or was going to give.not even the right of living. he forced all most all the children in north to join LTTE. why did he keep our people as hostages and killed them when they were running to escape.why didnt he committ suicide. and why the hell we ourselves called us minority.we all are srilankans. there cant be and never will be two flags, two leaders in one country. the war was not against Tamils but against Terrorists.those who dont belive it go to hell. I Love my Motherland and never want a war if another starts i too will be joined The SRILANKAN ARMY to DESTROY TERRORISM........Srilanka is the BEST

path   May 22nd, 2009 12:40 pm ET

THE WAR IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! why cant all the sinhalese,tamils and muslims live together with peace and harmony.none of the tamils who suffered bcz of the war never want a tamil elam.even i myself a Tamil.those who lived abroad do not know how much we suffered bcz of LTTE.what is the right that prabhakaran gave us or was going to give.not even the right of living. he forced all most all the children in north to join LTTE. why did he keep our people as hostages and killed them when they were running to escape.why didnt he committ suicide. and why the hell we ourselves called us minority.we all are srilankans. there cant be and never will be two flags, two leaders in one country. the war was not against Tamils but against Terrorists.those who dont belive it go to hell. I Love my Motherland and never want a war if another starts i too will be joined The SRILANKAN ARMY to DESTROY TERRORISM……..Srilanka is the BEST

path   May 22nd, 2009 12:50 pm ET

Why The Bloody CNN People Worry About our Country!!!!!!! and you select and put most of the LTTE biased comments.you People support terrorism for the benefit of yours only.curse The CNN !!!!!!!!!!

Geofrey   May 22nd, 2009 12:53 pm ET

NEW YORK TIMES: 22ND MAY 2009

PORTION OF AN ARTICLE PUPLISHED IN TODAY’S NEW YORK TIMES .
“Sri Lankan Tamils lost the favoured status they enjoyed under the British colonial government when it handed power over to the Sinhalese majority at independence in 1948. Tamils suffered discrimination and abuse under several subsequent governments.”

Nam   May 22nd, 2009 12:54 pm ET

Dear all.

I have read most of the comments. Espeacially written by sinhala people. They say that if you come to srilanka, they will find the truth, but sinhala people forget to realize that Sri Lankan Government is destroying evidence of massacres in the Safety Zone while preventing access to the Red Cross and UN agencies.

Today ICRC still does not have access when the area should be flooded with food and medicine to urgently attend to the 300,000 Internally Displaced Tamils held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) supervised camps.

So open your eyes and you sinhalese find the truth before you ask others and question yourself

why is your government not allowing UN or even media????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Ray   May 22nd, 2009 1:22 pm ET

50% of SL for dream Elam to day and tomorrow will be asking for 100% of SL land for Elam?
Nice try Elamists, so, at least now shutup and get a life.

Lasantharatne Thero   May 22nd, 2009 1:29 pm ET

For sixty years the Sri lankan Government and Sinhala people discriminating tamil people. In the past 6 months the Sinhalese Army used maximum weapons power to slaughter more than 50,000 innocent tamils in an inhuman way. They are slaughtering 1000's a day. The Sinhalese dictatorship, politicion, religious monks, literature of mahavamsam, official and Sinhalese forces are racist they taught racism for sinhalese people. The racist sinhalese are mentally society. The sinhalese people will never change their mind and give equal rights for tamil people. The only solution is Tamil eelam. We don't want to live with a mental society. They celebrated when tamil race is destroyed WE WILL NEVER FORGET THIS.

Siva Ratnam   May 22nd, 2009 1:52 pm ET

Sri Lanka conveniently got the LTTE labeled the West has no clue about what Sri Lanka dishes to it's people. Why not get the Sinhala only, supremacist labeled too? Then Sri Lanka could be on a fair ground, right now it is obvious to have abused it's power as if they are in another planet of evil, ignoring all of the human norm and legal compliance of the earth.
If the supremacist are not taken care of Sri Lanka has now option but to drown itself in the pool of blood around it.

Ranaviru   May 22nd, 2009 1:59 pm ET

The SL government did what was necessary for many years, like any other country would do, on earth to establish its sovereignty. This small country had more than its share of suicide bombers and killing leaders in the recent history. The people live in other countries, especially Tamil Diasporas living in USA, UK, EU, and Australia cannot dictate what SL should do. Leaders of these countries listen to them for their own interest. Also these expatriates (both Sinhalese and Tamils ) advice minorities to make unrealistic demand from SriLankan governments, which will not suitable for the future of the country. Its not fair because they have not being to this country for many years and they themselves or their children will ever going set foot in this country. Under the watchful eyes of the foreign nations, let the GOSL to decide its own destination. Now the moderate minorities who can speak freely and act without fear will make SL to immerge as a peaceful and a prosperous nation. The only thing Tamil Diasporas can do is to support your people in North and make them strong and one day they will become strong and produce strong and fair-minded leaders. I am very sure, if this happens the Singhalese and other minorities will rally around him/she. Historically this had happen before.

sam   May 22nd, 2009 2:04 pm ET

its clear that sri lanka won the game.some people are not willing to accept victory of sri lankens.,because they are supporting to terrorism.sorry your dream TAMIL ELAM will never born.

maheshi   May 22nd, 2009 3:13 pm ET

yes..LTTE war is over 4m Sri lanka.....if any one want 2 die lke as LTTE leader prabakaran ,they cn try 2 start war again...but I think no one be fool like LTTE prabakaran.... Nw in Sri lanka they have only one people...nt sinhala,tamil ,hindu .......Sri lanka has only SRI LANKAN......

Sej   May 22nd, 2009 3:28 pm ET

you know this is so lame!
Don't be racists!
the war is over and we have seen it.
Tamil people has suffered more than enough.and they shouldn't have in the first place.only thing you guys do is sit at your home and watch these fake news that brought by your international news stations that don't give a damn about any other races than their own.
so if you are a tamil person who read this,please don't get mad because its hard to believe the truth ...get mad for gettng manipulated by so called politicians and journalists who want to make money by spoiling 3rd world countries and the poor people in there...(you know this)
so if you really concerned about tamil people who are your brothers and sisters..please come SriLanka and see the truth by your own eyes.
and try to help them.

s.surya   May 22nd, 2009 4:09 pm ET

About Srilanka Tamil People Situation

DEAR SIR, Madam,
War may be over by srilanka media. But genocide still going on the innocent Tamils die every Since there is no justification many pirapakaran born... in the war zone area, sri Lankan government erasing the evidence of killing civilians and hide the concentration camps day by day so until the international media arrived and watch the humanity situation The UN and the international community should get involved to overlook the safety and the rights for the Tamil people Life and Political Solution
Tamil Freedom Fighters and Senior members and leaders have either given up their lives or have been killed. "The Sri Lankan Government may have declared a military victory. But it does not victory that’s starting to lose Tamils will keep fight for their freedom. Tamils need a political solution Singhalese won’t allow Tamils to live, they continue to do genocide, and Singhalese may try to eliminate entire Tamil people in Sri Lanka .if the srilankan government to take care and ensure the safety, dignity and self-respect of Tamils in Sri Lanka there is no any problem if the srilankan government don’t solve the problem LTTE leader is never die until get the peaceful life for Tamils the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Mr. V. Pirabaharan is alive and well. It is true that many of our senior members also and 1000, pirabaharan may born they fight for Tamil rights (When the Government is a Terrorist people left with no choice other than fighting for their survival.)

Yours Faithfully
Valvai S.Surja

s.surya   May 22nd, 2009 4:19 pm ET

About Srilanka Tamil People Situation

DEAR SIR, Madam,
War may be over by srilanka media. But genocide still going on the innocent Tamils die every Since there is no justification many pirapakaran born... in the war zone area, sri Lankan government erasing the evidence of killing civilians and hide the concentration camps day by day so until the international media arrived and watch the humanity situation The UN and the international community should get involved to overlook the safety and the rights for the Tamil people Life and Political Solution
Tamil Freedom Fighters and Senior members and leaders have either given up their lives or have been killed. "The Sri Lankan Government may have declared a military victory. But it does not victory that’s starting to lose Tamils will keep fight for their freedom. Tamils need a political solution Singhalese won’t allow Tamils to live, they continue to do genocide, and Singhalese may try to eliminate entire Tamil people in Sri Lanka .if the srilankan government to take care and ensure the safety, dignity and self-respect of Tamils in Sri Lanka there is no any problem if the srilankan government don’t solve the problem LTTE leader is never die until get the peaceful life for Tamils the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Mr. V. Pirabaharan is alive and well. It is true that many of our senior members also and 1000, pirabaharan may born they fight for Tamil rights (When the Government is a Terrorist, people left with no choice other than fighting for their survival.)

Yours Faithfully
Valvai S.Surja
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Lasantha   May 22nd, 2009 4:39 pm ET

War in Srilanka over....? dream on ....30 years on blood shed can never be brought to an end with one big lie from a biggest liar of all times.

Sinhalese people have always been the puppets of manipulative leaders. Leaders came and went and sinhalese people belived them all. They never had the intelligence or guts to question them. Tamils on the other hand couldnot be fooled or manipulated. They have always been too clever and intelligent for the sinhalese. They have always been too intellectually challenging for the sinhalese. when the sinhalese cannot compete with the tamils on the intellectual grounds they tried to cheat them out of their rights and opportunities. They stooped so low in snatching from the tamils the tamils had to fight for their rights. Taking a weapon was a cry for help/last resort. When the nation's leaders who must protect them can't help they needed to help themselves. It was a war against unfair practices by the sinhalese government that created the LTTE. Something that was started as a selfless act by someone who suffered in the hands of the sinhalese for the welfare of the entire tamil population cannot ever be destroyed. If one Prapakaran goes thousands of Manoharans will appear. Tamils are strong.....they are born fighters...... they will fight to the very end....

Daniel   May 22nd, 2009 5:00 pm ET

the war is not over until there is a solution for the tamil people, the SL government think they are so smart and they can use their propaganda to tell the indian government that they killed prabaharan, now turned out to be a lie. Shame on them. What can the poor Indian government do? They thought they can destroy the tamil tigers and by that they can bring up a political solution, which is again failed and they are not seem to be doing anything about it.why dont you let the UN now? SL saying that they are clearing the mines, which is not true your burning the bodies of the innocent tamil people got killed inside the safety zone. Remember whatever the SL doing its all recorded by Satellite images. And SL president will be convicted to the war crime. Even if you wipe out the tamil tigers, tamil civilians would fight for their self determination, and again you cant wipe out tamil tigers there is another generation that going to fight for the tamil people.Its not going to head to an end until they are given a proper political solution. All the tamil people say that Tamil tigers are their only saviours, eelam is what they want. Why dont you give us what we want, its something that belongs to us, thats what we are asking for. We had a tamil kingdom in Srilanka.

I LOVE SRI LANKA   May 22nd, 2009 5:10 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka is OVER.... for all the losers who still think that a Tamil Eelam is even REMOTELY possible... DREAM ON!!!! Terrorism has been defeated PRABHAKARAN IS DEAD and Tamils, Singhalese, Muslims and Burghers will all live together in one country....
A lot of you people really need to look up the real meaning of genocide because you seem to have confused it with 'war against terror'

Remember the LTTE are the ones who used innocent tamil civilians as human shields... if that is not terrorism i don' t know what is!!!!!

I also must add that the CNN and BBC are doing a TERRIBLE job of being impartial....SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

Uma   May 22nd, 2009 5:27 pm ET

The war is over. It was something which killed both Sinhalese & Tamils. Now is the time to put a full stop for all these things.I saw a comment by someone, who said that those who live in America call themselves "American" no matter what there mother tong is.
We should see our selves as Sri lankans, not as sinhalese or tamils. We study together, we work together, so y cant we live live together in this tiny island in peace ? WE CAN !!! & WE WILL !!!

WE ARE ALL SRI LANKANS !!!!!!

chathu   May 22nd, 2009 6:15 pm ET

the war is truly over. now we need to unite and rebuild the country without blaming each other. put the past behind you and hope for a brighter future.

chathu   May 22nd, 2009 6:16 pm ET

stop arguing! war is over!!! lets rebuild sri lanka!!!

Peter   May 22nd, 2009 7:05 pm ET

Some say the war is over others say not.But I feel we need not to go beyond this column to find the answer. Except for a fraction of the decent sinhalese who posted some sensible,logical and conciliatory comments ( I am sorry friends your Voices, dreams and ambitions are drowned by majority of your people which is the reality fo the srilankan politics today. For example just listen to the answer given by professor Wiyesinghe,an important person in the Srilankan Govt;, to a female reporter of the Sky news for a question raised by her in a press conference recently. If a man of Professor level can stoop to this level what can you expect from people like Mervyn Silva,Weerawansa and the yellow robed politicians.) The rest are just spewing venom and hatred. If this could happen in an international arena like this CNN column you can imagine what such people could do in Srilanka where nobody could report the truth ,reproters are murdered or made to disappear.Look at the comment made by the Srilankan Soldier, that is exactly the mind set of each Soldier from the cent per cent SINHALESE armed forces of Srilanka. So it is anybody's guess what happened in the Vanni regions ,in this war without witness. Why is everybody is talking about LTTE atrocities,using human shield etc.,remember LTTE is supposedly a 'terrorists organisation banned in many countries, so how can the democratically(LTTE) elected Govt; commit the same crimes.Then where is the difference. Also what can you say when people put the CNN for shame for doing a terrific job being IMPARTIAL. So how and when are these guys going to create this EQUALITY AND THIS BIG FAMILY OF SRILANKANS AND IN TURN END THE WAR?

Sen Siv   May 22nd, 2009 8:17 pm ET

Sri Lanka Its a sad story . Its the third time this type of mass human rights violations have happened in Sri Lanka 1970, 1989 and now in 2009
The security forces kill a number of so-called terrorists burn their bodis very often on top of Auto Tyres and dispose of the Ashes in 1970 and 1989 it was JVP and this time LTTE and who knows Sri Lankan Army soldiers as well. Some of the purperators of this crime need to be brought to book by the International Communty so that we do not have this repeated

Kottiya   May 22nd, 2009 8:51 pm ET

There