May 11, 2009
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John   May 11th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

As horrible as the situation in Sri Lanka may be, i don't think the international community could help very much over there. Instead of two parties fighting each other, it would end with three parties fighting when international troops would get in. Secondly, the international community exists of a bunch of enemies, gatherered together in the UN. Whatever the UN decides to do, it usually doesnt seem to help a whole lot!

ashok hingorani   May 11th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

No way Hala – or the killing will NEVER stop – Prabhakaran has abused his people for personal power for 30 years and the LTTE does not hesitate to kill it's own people to discredit the Govt. – must stop it now and not allow the leaders to escape.

Also i don't understand by what logic or law, does a community of migrant labourers, demand a part of Sri Lanka – tomorrow Turkish workers will demand a state of their own in Germany.

If indian politicians care so much for the Tamils (during elections) then why not bring them home and give them land in Tamil Nadu.

The Taliban and the LTTE are no different from Hamas or Hezbollah or any other terrorist group – their people are just cannon fodder.

warm regards

ashok hingorani / Mumbai / India

Joe   May 11th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

I am absolutely disgusted that the international community has not stepped into this and denounced the current government of ethnic cleansing under the guise of fighting 'terrorism'. Both this government and previous governments as well as the Tigers have no consideration for the ordinary Sri Lankan citizen whether Tamil or Singhalese. The killing of innocent children, men & women is totally unacceptable and can only be deemed as 'crimes against humanity'. In doing so these so called leaders must be brought to justice. End the bloodshed.

Rav   May 11th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Just caught a report on how NGO’s are helping in the conflict area. Why is there no coverage on what normal Sri Lankan citizens are doing to help with the refugee crisis in the North? Daily, normal Sri Lankans are engaged in humanitarian drive to provide aid to our brethren. Maybe basic humanity lacks sensationalism of politics and terrorism?

Channa fernando   May 11th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

Who is the international community that you speak of. Certainly china Russia Australia Japan support what the sri lankan govt is doing to the tamil terrorist who have murdered tbousands of people including their own tamils.these terrorists are nothing less than the taliban or Al qaida who do not yeild to any reasonable solution to problems but want to use terror and violence to force their order.if the americans and the Brits can go after taliban and Al qaida and can wow to crush them what is wrong with sri lanka doing the same why hala this shameful double standards

So pls stay out sri lanka

Palitha Thenuwara   May 11th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world and LTTE invented suicide bomb. Let the Srilankan government eradicate terrorism from its soil once and forever. International community must give full support to SL government in helping IDPs and release innocent Tamil civilians from LTTE clutches as soon as possible.

Sajith W   May 11th, 2009 4:34 pm ET

True enough !

We don’t know which side is saying the truth. But having said that, I’m definitely not gonna go by what a terrorist website has to say.
And as a democratic government, the people believe in them to solve problems in the country. Not to make it worst.

We should have been like the Middle Eastern countries where we cannot get citizenship and someday gotta pack everything and go back to our own country when our service is done.

These people were brought in to Sri Lanka from India as slaves to pluck tea leaves and build rail roads & et cetera. We still have them in our estates and in our homes as laborers and maids. But, there are plenty of Tamils that went from the mud hut to the parliament who was eventually killed by the LTTE terrorist. Foreign Minister – Lakshman Kadirgamar is just one of them. They have killed a president of the country, Ranasinghe Premadasa and almost killed another president, Chandrika Dias Bandaranaike – Kumaratunga,

Few days ago, when the United States air strikes killed dozens of Afghan civilians, I’m sure they had their own reasons. Likewise, even I believe that my Military had a justifiable reason behind it too. I mean, you & I know that the Military has a uniform but not necessarily when it comes to the terrorist. So, how do we identify, differentiate or distinguish them when living among the civilians… They come to the government controlled areas and blow themselves at check points. Didn’t the IC know that ?

If we dance according to the tune of what the world says, (who by the way wasn’t there to tell all these when we were getting wacked left, right and center) we will soon get back to square one. Terrorism will rise. And our brave soldiers didn’t die for that cause.

Will the US of A equally divide the land among the immigrants just because they ask for it and let them have their own government and their own military and stuff ?

Singapore & Malaysia has a large number of Tamils who are of course immigrants. Have they asked for a land of their own and will the majority government give them one if they ask for it ? That’s silly. It’s like I crash in to your back yard and then demanding you to give me that piece of land and create havoc if you say no.

Singapore took Sri Lanka as an example to develop their country once upon a time. Now look where they are and where we stand today… All because of a bloody war.

We have burnt our hands with these ceasefires. So no more of them. “Once bitten, twice shy”

Living with the fear of not knowing when our life will be taken by a bomb, is not the life anyone wants. Enjoying luxuries from the money once used to fight war is a lifestyle everyone wants after development.

Sajith W – Sri Lankan living in Dubai.

Kay   May 11th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

No I don't think international involvement will help. The LTTE are a terrorist organisation who use child soldiers, pioneered suicide bombings and currently holding Tamil civilians as hostages. If international community were to intervene then should we not do the same in other parts of the world where a war on terror is being faught such as in Afganistan or Iraq!!

The LTTE who are cornered will use any means necessary (such as shooting the Tamil civilians) to stop the war so that their leaders can escape to start a reign of terror a few years down the line. So NO the International community should not intervene. Thanks

Maanamulla Norway Tamilan   May 11th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

The killings of 1200 Tamils yesterday are clear evidence that Sri Lankan government is killing its own citizens.

UN saying it is BLOODBATH, and not anything more.. cos they are scared to loose their JOBS in SL.

This will help SL GOV can GO ON and kill more Tamils...
How many more lives does the World need to see???

All the World needs to do is to CONDEMNING the SL GOV, STOP the WAR and accept the Tamils rights to self determination.

Dont blame LTTE.
They are fighting for the rights of tamils.

Shanmu   May 11th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

Yes please help the Tamils from the blood thirsty inhumane Sri Lankan forces. This has nothing to do with the war on terrorism. It is a war against the Tamils. Whether LTTE is a freedom fighters or terrorist is not the question here. This is very subjective. Important is to help the innocent Tamils trapped in the war. Why the Sri Lankan government does not allow the UN or journalists inside the war zone? Clearly a honest man has nothing to worry. Safety? bullshit. UN and journalists have braved worst wars like the Afghan, Vietnam, Korea, Condo etc.
Ashok hingorani, Tamils are not immigrants in Sri Lanka but are origins of the country. Get your facts right. Go and read history or stay home and watch your slum dog millionaires! Sorry dude.

Caritas   May 11th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

The UN could analyse the basic and important reason why the fighting by LTTE has even started. All Srilankan Tamils who are still in Sri Lanka as well as those who have fled the country years ago know that the root of the fighting is RACIAL DISCRIMINATION on education, job employment among other things, inflicted by the Majority Singhala Government to the Minority Tamils.
All religion advise us to live in harmony with others, its about time Singhala Budist Government follow Sidharta Gautama's principle.
Thanks CNN for accommodating this matter.

Tilly   May 11th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

SL Govt is committing genocide therefore will not let International Journalists cover the war. The Govt. claims that rescuing Tamils. Denying food and medical assistance does not constitute rescue. This death by starvation and a form of slow genocide.
Int. Community is waiting for Govt. of Sri Lanka to kill all the Tamils and will then go in to verify the dead.
South Africa

N. Naidoo   May 11th, 2009 4:46 pm ET

It is the duty of international governments to intervene in terms of the responsibility to protect cited in the UN charter when a genocide is being conducted and civilian massacres are taking place in the name of a war on terror.

Sri Lankan Government has committed several devastating war crimes and has cost the lives of thousands yet the international community is still silent and playing diplomatic games. There is no excuse for using chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction of civilian targets, hospitals, orphanages, etc. as the GoSL has done.

The Tamil people are being ushered into the hands of their killers. There is no point in saying that the LTTE is using their mothers and fathers and children as human shields. If people are in the way the Sri Lankan Army should desist fire.

Immediate ceasefire is the only option to save the remaining people

Stanly   May 11th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

First the United Kingdom should be punished for providing the Sri Lanka Govt amunition and those funding the Tamil Tiger must get the same eqaul penalty.....I can´t understand why people should be bombing and killing innocent civillians for no reason or just for political will and ethnic purposes.

Unless we come to be loyal to the reality and the truth we will not herit the kingdom of God, as quoted in the Holy Bible . I wanna use this opportunity to plead on all heavy amunition providing nations to war ravaging country to take a look at Civilian death in Sri Lanka and understand that we never knew what tomorrow maybe.

May God provide for those trapped in those danger zone!
My prayer go to the family of all innocent civilians killed in war, wheather in Sri lanka or anywhere else.

Stanly Berlin

Thiru   May 11th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

Most Tamils in Sri Lanka, too, are sons and daughters of the soil, which they have tilled from ancient times. A large majority have been systematically removed from their lands, dispossessed, abducted, kidnapped, maimed, and even murdered. The atrocious treatment meted out to the helpless Tamils by the majority Sinhalese is largely unreported to the outside world, and even when information of shocking war crimes currently being committed, are smuggled out of the killing fields, little, if any, concern, appears to be shown by an indifferent world.
International Community intervene in Sri Lanka without delay

Salvation   May 11th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

if the Sri lankan govermant dont have anything to hide, why dont they lett free media cover the story?????

if there wasnt LTTE it wouldn be any tamils left in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan army would kill them all by know!!!!

PLEASE save them cilvilians !!!!!!!!!

Sri Lankan and their so called " safe zone", its a mass mourder place for the SLA, to kill and rape

Thileepan   May 11th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

Mr. Hingoroni,

First of all if you don't know the history of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamileelam you learn that and start commenting in our freedom Struggle. We the Tamils are the native peoples of this Island. Before the colonisation there were three Kingdoms in Ceylon. Two of them were ruled by Tamil Kings. Tamils native people of Ceylon are fighting for their freedom from the Successive brutal Sri Lankan governments. So far more than hundred thousand innocent Tamil Civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan Military. In Last four months more than 10000 innocent Tamil Civillians have been killed and Sonia government of India is full responsible to that. If Sri Lanka comes to fight with us alone we would have won this war long time back. In the same India had an experience with us. Sri Lankan military people with the direct involvement of India and with the support of China, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and other war monger countries are fighting with Tamil's freedom fighters LTTE. If you want to know the true history of our people talk to any expatriate Tamils or if you have guts come to Tamileelam and see the real situation. George Washington was once considered as terrorist by British people. But he was the father of USA. Like that Mr. Pirabaharan is the Father of Tamils and National leader Tamil Ethnic. He will be recognised as the freedom fighter by the IC.

Thank You.

Suvani N.   May 11th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

The Sri Lankan government is currently killing roughly a thousand people a day. Of course the IC should intervene!

When Rwanda happened, we said never again but here is a genocide of horrible proportions with t weapons of mass destruction being used on innocent people and hospitals being bombed repeatedly.

What more motivation do the governments of the world and bodies such as the UN and EU need? Tamils are being killed, raped and assaulted by a racist regime. This is barbarism at its worst and it MUST be stopped.

A Sri Lankan   May 11th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Yes I truly agree with Ashok .Also i would like to mention something to international Media covering this Situation why do all the media call the LTTE a Rebel Organization when It's A Terrorist Organization.What if the Asian Media starts Calling Talliban a freedom fighting force ????Pls be responsible.

Also where was the International Community when there were Bombings in Sri Lanka ....When they Killed Our National Leaders....When they Bombed Our Central Bank. and when they claymored Civilian Buses??????

from a Person who has seen it all Living in Sri Lanka all his Life and had seen the Killings of the Dreadful Murderous LTTE ......... Knowing the fear that when you leave home to work to school you may never come back since you may get caught to an LTTE Bombing........

A Sri Lankan
(One Country One Flag One Nation – "Sri Lanakan")

Kiruba   May 11th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

The LTTE was proscribed as a Terrorist organisation much like the ANC was, as the continued existence of such organisations, the spears of the Truth, make devious, double-agenda’ed, calculating powers nervous. Hence the full force and support of faceless powers, which have to wrestle with their own demons of inequality, injustice and subjugation of helpless peoples, either directly under their sway or via proxies, is brought to bear on this murderous theatre of war in Sri Lanka, where such powers suspend their outrage against the genocide there for all to see, but utilize every other international apparatus to proclaim their angst thunderously when it suits them ; this seems to be the case particularly in the African continent where their “righteous indignation” knows no bounds.

Under the fiction that the Sri Lankan government is fighting a terrorist organization, under the banner of George Bush’s Coalition against Terror, unimaginable acts of genocide, war crimes, murder, rape and torture have been, and continue to be perpetrated, against the Tamils.

It is in this terrible and dire position that the Tamils and the LTTE find themselves. And it is to your good self that this body turns to, for relief. Your championship of the fight against injustice, inequality, racism and ethnocism, is well known. Equally well known is your refusal to abandon popular struggles which tear at the heart of humanity.

Saliya   May 11th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

NOT AT ALL. Let the Grate SL Forces finish this War & bring Peace to the beautiful Island. Any Int’l community who wish to support the LTTE are welcome to go back to the Sri Lankan war zone & feel the treatment of the LTTE to their own people (Before Late) than Holding Banner & wasting Time of many communities.
You are doing a grate show 🙂

Janu   May 11th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

The srilankan army take our people to camps, shoot dead the men and rape the women to death. The truth is horrible.

Sandeep E   May 11th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

Being a Sri Lankan, I know what is happening here in my country. It is easier for outsiders to say that an international intervention is needed. But unless otherwise you live in this country, how else would you know what we are going through. We have to think a hundred times before getting out from house to go to the city. We can not get in to a bus without having the doubt will I ever get out of it alive. The reason is not because our drivers are very careless. It is because one of the passengers could be a Black Tiger (LTTE Suicide Force) planning on carrying out an attack on the civilian lives here in south.

Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation. The armed forces of our country are doing a great job withing a tight ethical framework. Sure some times they skip off the track in minor ways. But still they never carryout suicide attacks on civilians. Any bone headed person who thinks that LTTE is a legitimate army fighting for the rights of Tamils, just think for a while. What legitimate army uses pregnant women as suicide attackers. Just think for a minute and then tell that the war here must be stopped immediately and let LTTE have what they are asking for.

With every word you use to support LTTE, you are supporting brutality, 30 years of violence and terrorism. You call Al-Quai-Da a terrorist organization but not the LTTE. All I can ask from you is please let us handle our own problems. Give my country a chance to stand up again on its feet. Let us solve this problem and prosper. Just give us our future. Thank You!

Thrineshen Moodley   May 11th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

Its sad to see how many would condone the merciless killings of a minority population in Sri Lanka. It seems that the international community does not understand that is the GOSL that are ruthless slaughters of humanity and not vice-versa,i mean really why will the ltte kill the very people they swear to defend?

The Sri Lankan government is guided by a radical bhuddist movements that condones tamils be treated as second class citzens and that sinhala and bhuddist supremacy reigns over that country. I say to the international community do not be fooled by the outrageous hogwash the GOSL feeds you.

That country is using a hilter like methodolgy to wipe out a civilisation on the grounds of ethincity. If the international community doesn't step in the who will ?Is the planet gone mad do you really think wiping out millions to get to thousands is condoned?

Jenny Selvakumar   May 11th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

Sri Lanaka Govt is conviniently eliminating the Tamils in the name of WAR AGAINST TERROR. But at the same time there is no WITNESS. The Tamil diaspora is very very disturbed by the way the Sri Lankan Govt is committing WAR CRIMES against innocent civilians. Just within the last 24 hours more than 3500 people have died & the dead bodies are still being counted.

WHEN A GOVT KILLS ITS OWN CITIZENS....IT IS A TERRORIST. In the case of Sri Lanka, it is evident the country has been living & carrying debts from FOREIGN AID'S. Although Western countries have called for a Humanitarian Ceasefire....Sri Lankan Govt pays no heed to it. Because the Tamils are NOT HUMANS.



Kajan   May 11th, 2009 5:05 pm ET

It seems that IC knows exactly what is going on in Sri Lanka! They have given green light to SL gvt to finish off LTTE for their own strategic interests. They know that LTTE is not a terrorist organization. what is their problem is that they dont want another Nelson Mandela or Chekuvara from Tamil Eelam soil. They dont even care about civilians causalities.

B. Sivan   May 11th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

LTTE are freedom fighters and the only hope for the Tamil people. There are people missing from Killinochchi which are yet to be traced after the so called rescue by the Sri Lankan Government. Thousands have gone missing once in Government territory, how can International community still ask for more people to go into SLA control?

Why is the Eastern province and Jaffna quiet when all the Tamils around the world are protesting? Is it because they dont care about Tamils in vanni or is it because of the fear that they are living in and they cannot speak out against the government or they will be abducted and killed?

The SL Govt is taking advantage of the silence of the world govts. This war cannot be conducted without international help. It must be stopped immediately or we will have a Rwanda on our hands

saba   May 11th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

it is going to be too late if the international community wait and see.

some one need to protect the innocent Tamil civilians from a terrorist government as they don't care about Tamil's death.
they just want to continue on killing Tamils until the Tamils population fall down so Tamils don't need Tamil eelam.

Peter   May 11th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

Yes, Please save Tamils from Sri Lankan Government

Thiru   May 11th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

UN has called yesterday's act of state terror as "bloodbath". In this context the International Community has an obligation to intervene to stop these heinous crimes against humanity. LTTE is not the real issue behind this conflict. The real issue is that Tamils are deprived of their political right in the island. Until the British arrived to the island Tamils had their own separate kingdom in North and East. It was the British who united Tamil kingdom with the Singalese and gave the power to majority Singalese when they left. Tamils started their struggle from the time the British left through peaceful means in the parliament, in the streets. Sri Lankan state perpetuated number of riots against those peaceful protesters, killed and looted the Tamils. It was then Prabaharan found LTTE and other armed groups emerged. India has its blood in its hands in this conflict, hence India and Indians have a different interest and opinion on this conflict.

Neither the Sri Lankan state nor India should push its own political interests and agenda to the Tamils in Sri Lanka. They have suffered and lost a lot. When these things happen, there wont be any armed groups, LTTE, violence, war, human rights violation, state terror. What the international community and Sri Lanka is fighting with is not the causes of the problems.

Sri Lanka is just bombing and killing its own people. It it believes Tamils are their citizen how can they have economic embargo, bombings on Tamils? So Sri Lankan government admits that Tamils are not welcome in its administration and they are not its citizens. So they bomb them and send them to concentration camps. Thousands of Tamils youths from the army controlled detention camps were taken to unidentified locations and slaughtered and burned now by the armed forces and its paramilitary groups. Hundreds of Tamil girls and women from these camps are forcefully taken by the army to the army camps to sexual abuse.

Government of Sri Lanka is tagged by various human rights organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Asian Human Rights Commission for disappearances, torture, abduction, extra-judicial killings, impunity for the perpetrators of mass murders, mass graves and rapes. Lets not close our eyes and shy away. It is time for us to act decisively to bring justice and peace to the Tamils.

International Community should force Sri Lanka to allow International Media, International Humanitarian Organisations and Human Rights Organisations with out any further fake reasons and delay. UN peace keeping force need to enter into Sri Lanka to restore peace, deliver aid to the Tamil civilians, record the human rights violations.

The only way International Community can bring justice and end this conflict is to intervene now. LTTE cannot be rooted out completely that is the fact. Even if they are defeated territorially the struggle for the Tamils rights will continue in different forms. It is unfair to leave a whole ethnic race under the clutches of a state dominated by majority Singala chauvinism. International Community intervention will give confidence to the Tamil community to believe in a peaceful solution. Then UN should call for a referendum among the Tamils in Sri Lanka to decide what they want. A separate state? Federal solution with internal self-determination/autonomy? or others.

szapy   May 11th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

why is that so important to intervene here whereas the international comitee didnt do anything in Bosnia and Herzegovina in '92,'93,'94????
If it is so esential then well yes send them the US troops they shal shoot some ppl there too! We have to realize and conclude what is important! Make peace with guns! But if necessary pls do it as soon as possible so they dont loose their family like we did here because of the unserious and corupt american and european politics! There was nothing here but people to save! So i guess i have to give my sallary to make it for them profitable to intervene because there are just inocent ppl lifes on the row!

Chris   May 11th, 2009 5:12 pm ET

I personally think that what is happening in Sri Lanka is an internal problem that has been going on for decades.

It is about time that the government say that enough is enough. War is never pretty. There will always be civilian casualties.

If these rebels were really patriots and not afraid to fight, let them put on proper uniforms and openly declare war. Not by hiding behind civilians, wearing civilian clothing. This is the act of cowards.

This kind of warfare is being conducted by every group who are not sure of what they are fighting for.

Peter   May 11th, 2009 5:12 pm ET

Please allow reporter and other IC members to this conflict area, So everyone could know who are the killers.

Brintha   May 11th, 2009 5:12 pm ET

No matter what people think of the LTTE, any "military victory" by the Sri Lankan Government will NOT end this ethnic conflict (that is turning into genocide against Tamils).

The failure of the Sri Lankan government in "liberating the East" is a clear sign of what is to come for the North. Tamil people will not be given their rights or freedom under the current regime, and the conflict will continue unless the international community takes action through the UN Security Council, applies sanctions (particularly Japan).

A political solution is needed, not a military solution. The Tamil people need to be given the right to express their desire for self-determination through a UN-monitored referendum.

Right now, UN and ICRC presence on the ground is needed to monitor government-run internment camps and human rights violations committed against civilians. Already more than 7,000 Tamils have been killed in the "safe zone", and there is NO monitoring of internment camps where reports of deaths, disappearances, sexual abuse and spread of disease is taking place.

The international community NEEDS to take action through invoking Responsibility to PROTECT. We are all failing in our duty to uphold R2P if nothing is done.

Kris Saravanan   May 11th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

The present regime led by Mahinda Rajapkse is responsible for massacres of Tamil civilians, bombing hospitals under LTTE(Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) control, mass graves, rape, torture, unlawful incarceration, forced disappearances , concentration camps, recruitment of child soldiers, killing NGOs and killing of many journalists. So any person with any sense of decency would expect the western world to come out very hard on Sri Lanka, but sorry to say that Sri Lanka is fully enjoying the support from the West to carry out genocide against Tamils. So Speaking of War crimes at this point is an abosolute waste of time.

Robin   May 11th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Utter Crime by a government never experienced in the recent memory. Gaza conflict was trivial compared with Sri Lankan Genocide. US Based NGO 8 months ago RED Alerted the World on the Possible PEAK OF THE GENOCIDE. Unfortunately no country took it seriously. A military 100% of Sinhala Majority, responsible for killings, extra-judicial killings, raping (reported again and again this time by Channel 4, UK) abduction, torture unleashing a brutal genocide against its own civilians who are Tamils. Just few years ago Sri Lankan Military was chased out by HAITI from their UN mission for RAPING HAITIAN WOMEN.
Doing nothing here is LICENSE TO GENOCIDE

Raj   May 11th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Where is the UN ?

Need to stop the blood hungry sinhala rage now !

SW   May 11th, 2009 5:21 pm ET

The LTTE has to be stopped and destroyed before any peace deals or ceasefire is ever talked about.

Costa   May 11th, 2009 5:21 pm ET

why doesnt the international communty want to stop the wars that are faught by the west in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Are the srilankan children, sinhalese & tamil not entitled to a paeceful & a prosperous future ? After 9/11 the US went about breaking every law under the sun in order to ensure they dont have face another 9/11.

what the international community should do is put pressure on the LTTE to release the hostages & thus end this conflict.

The term coined by the west "we dont make deals with the terrorists" hold true to the end in this case.

All sri lankans that I know Sinhalese & Tamil are 100 % behind the govt. decision to fight this to the end & bring prabhakarn to the gallows as US did to Saddam Hussain.

Sachitha   May 11th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

LTTE fighting rights of tamils???? crazy ass u are mate.... then y keep 150,000 ppl inside a 13km strip land... and don't tell they fled with ur'll cos around 100,000 fled with glee and utmost relief. As for international community intervening it would just make matters worse as far as i see it

Padma   May 11th, 2009 5:23 pm ET

The UN should intervene to stop killing the innocence Tamils. Yesterday more than 1000 Tamils were killed including children.
LTTE is a terrorist organisation as per the international government. But the Srilankan Government is commiting war crimes. They're not allowing any food and medical assistance. But the International Government is just watching.
The UN should call for an immediate ceasefire.

Bala Ratnam   May 11th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

If the 3128 nos as reported murders by the Government in just two weeks & over 80,000 since the inception of this trouble is not enough for the UN to be involved I do not know what it. Sri Lanka does not give a dam of the UN, US or UK & carrying with their ethnic cleansing only because they are being financed by the Iranians, Syrians, The Chinese & the Pakistanese.
There is a legal & moral resposibility for the UN to intervene.

Kathir   May 11th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

It is absolutely necessary and a must, atleast belately intervene and stop this indiscrimate mass murder of innecent children and woman by the racist .SriLankan Government under the disguise of fighting "terrorism". This genocide must stop immediately and oneday these child and women killers should be tried in the international court.

Kannan   May 11th, 2009 5:29 pm ET

Yes, It is a responsibilty of International community to prevent Genocides. ( Call an 'i' an i ). All the negative comments I see are racial slogan's. The SriLankan goverment is just killing because they are tamils and name it as fight against terror. US / France or the British should immediately dispatch a military mission now to stop killings.

British Creation   May 11th, 2009 5:29 pm ET

Kill all the Tamils that is what you white as* wants to do.

kala   May 11th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

reqular rapes, killing, interrogations in internment camps,
many are tortured,so inernational community just watching
no meida,journalist without wittness srilankan govt killing tamil
civilians,sunday they killed over thousands.and another carnage awaits right action from obama.
hidden motives behind srilanka's genocide of tamils


Baskaran   May 11th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

There is a human tragedy taking place in Sri Lanka and we're ignoring it
Fighting between the Sinhlese and the Tamils of Sri Lanka has been occurring since British left. Sinhalese started to kill Tamils from 1958.
60's and 70,S. Prabakaran was not there in the picture that time. 1983 was the historical genocide by sinkalese. so many Tamils were killed in Colombo. So many Tamil girls, ladies, mothers, sisters and small girls were raped and murederd by sinhalese mobs.
Since Prabakaran formed the group and started to fight the sinhalese were scrared even to touch a single Tamil.
Even India couldn't catch him. The sinhalese government always anouced dates to catch him since 1990 from three months to 3 hours. Still they couldn't catch him. Because he fights for his people.For their rights. He even showed the world to set up a model country.
Now there is a big genocide with help of ther countries going on to kill the whole population. Why they didn't the sinhalese government let the foreign journalist go to the war zone? Why did they kill all the journalist including Sinhalese jounalists. The government removed all the aid workers. Are they hidding some thing? Did any one watch the British Channel #4 news?
Some day the whole story will come out in the light , then Even Buddah will cry!

Gemunu   May 11th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Can anyone save Tamils from two terrorists (SL government, LTTE)? Let them do it. I am sure that UN can never do it as long as some stupid superpowers have veto in UN security council.

Theiventhiram   May 11th, 2009 5:34 pm ET

International community must interfare in the Srilankan conflict and stop the killings of the inocent Tamil civilians by the racist Srilankan Govt. Only solution to save the tamils will beto form an Independent Tamil State called Tamil Ellam.

SivaR   May 11th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

Sri Lanka also abuses civilians and conveniently blame it on LTTE Strange how they mislead the international community giving excuses for cease fire, LTTE will rearm/regroup with in this tiny strip of 2.5 square miles while surrounded, are they kidding!!!! Unless Sri Lanka lets in the peace keepers in, address the Tamil issue in a civilized manner, I see this as, yet another recipe for Sri Lanka's long lived turmoil. Sadly the politicians are missing the whole point. They believe bullying and acting with impunity is the right method to solve the Tamil issue!! Gagging people is no solution that will only bottle up the anger to explode once again at a later day.
Agenda is to weed out the Tamil defense with impunity and keep playing the 1983 games and oppress and eliminate Tamils for votes. Ashok commented before, Tamils called for a safe haven only to avoid facing such loss of Tamil lives and carnage in the future. There is no evidence as to who came to Sri Lanka first but there is evidence of Sinhala & Tamil kingdom existed when British went into Sri Lanka. British unified the country for administrative convenience instead of playing along with such Sri Lankan Govt they should with help from the rest of the countries solve this eternal problem Tamils face in Sri Lanka. Give priority for humanity and peace and make the correct decision NOT a convenient decision. LTTE is fighting for Tamil survival in Sri Lanka, once Tamil safety is assured through a political solution I feel LTTE will fade away and Tamil region will again become the passive, safe, peace loving & cultured and the best as ever. That is my belief as a Tamil where as the Sinhala Govt keeps propagating hate against these innocent Tamils for mere votes. Shame about it as the international community is giving silent approval throwing even the "right to protect" out of the window. How can they live with their conscience I wonder?!

sureshanandan   May 11th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

please...please ...please get those people who are in great danger out of the war zone, and give justice and punish the president and all others who involved in this criminal offence, just look at those kids we cant even watch them on T.V. its so sad fair and help them as soon as possible,
and lift the ban on LTTE they are not terrorists they fighting for the tamils freedom.
thank you

Md. Aseer Jubair Khan Majlish.   May 11th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

The conflict between Sri Lanka and Tamils have a long history. The war between them is almost thirty years old. The Tamils have done everything to damage Sri Lanka’s stability. They killed lots of political leaders and also created lots of trouble for the people of Sri Lanka. If LTTE was not there Sri Lanka might have done great a progress of there economy. I think time has come to get rid of LTTE whatever the price it may take. So, rest of the world should not take any steps to interfere in this war. Let’s hope for the best for the Sri Lankans.

Md. Aseer Jubair Khan Majlish
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sam   May 11th, 2009 5:50 pm ET

When you have a "democratic" government that kills its own civilians, shuts out media, detains foreign journalists and deports them, refuses special envoys to enter the country, deprives food and medicine for all those innocent civilians, rapes and tortures civilians in camps, and then continues to paint a false picture to the outside world and put the blame on LTTE for everything, THEN THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THEM IS WITH INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION. For the sake of humanity,US, UK, UN, and the other civilized nations have to intervene and give immediate humanitarian aid to the Tamil civilians. This ruthless undemocratic government is committing an ongoing genocide of Tamils in Vanni and someone has to stop them before its too late. This is another Rwanda or Srebrenica. DONT BE BLIND! The World will soon realize that the president of Sri lanka is no different than Hitler and Saddam Hussein. And he should be charged with war crimes. And the people that sit here and support him and his government are even worse. That is a crime itself. The international community needs to do something. If the governemnt has nothing to hide and is saying the truth, then why not let any media in to show that??? Wouldn't it do the governemnt good? That shows right there that something is not right! Wake up, US, and take action immediately!

arul   May 11th, 2009 5:50 pm ET

Sl Govt is waging aGENOCIDAL war against the Tamil s and hoodwinks the world that it is fighting a war on terror.If they have nothing to hide let them allow UN officials,journalists and NGOs to visit the safe zone and report to the world.Then we will no longer have a war without witnesses.

Merugireeswa Sarma Srinivasa Iyer   May 11th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

it is of no use for the Tamil speaking commuity and lovers of Tamil language as the oldest and the sweetest of its kind, if they do not unite now to show the support and solidarity to free their own tribe men from the atrocities of the government which try to declare the Island of the Indian Ocean as ONLY A SINHALA/BUDDHIST NATION, even though it
was the origin of Dravidiya/saivite cultural foundation from the ancient times.Their action is in gross violation of even the teaching Lord Buddha who preached and practiced "AHIMSA" – non violence- long before the birth of Gandhi. Failing in all attempts of such peaceful protests and non-violent activities for their freedom,. the Tamil youth of the minority community were compelled to esort o arm struggle to protect and free the Tamil community from a barbaric ruling gruop.The
International community must do a through study of the history of the Tamils and their passive and humble nature prior the ethnic conflicts which was orchestrated by the chauvinists with systematic and well planned riots periodically to eliminate the number of Tamil community in the small island. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. please help us .

kala   May 11th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

reqular rapes, killing,interrogations,many are totured in internment
camps,no media or journalist not allowed in war zone,even
so called safe zone.srilankan govt kiliing thousands of civilians.
sunday srilankan gov army killed over thousands civilians.
without wittness srilankan govt doing genocide of tamils,if
inernational community not taken action soon another carnage awaiting right action from president obama


girma   May 11th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

Should The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka? >> For what reason?

Didn't you hear what Russia said at the UN Secirty council???

Varsha Dran   May 11th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

The killings of innocent tamils must stop at once. The only way to stop the atrocities of the SL government is through international intervention. How many more lives have to be lost before a ceasefire is called?

This is clearly a systematic genocide of the minority Tamils by the Sinhala majority government. In just over five months, over 10,000 ppl have been killed and over 20,000 ppl injured. The government clearly has something to hide and that is why they don't allow independent media in the war zone.

They are blindfolding the international community by saying that they are on a rescue mission. If you only look at conditions in which the ppl in "internment" camps live, you will see how far they are away from the truth. People in these camps are dying slowly of sickness.

Please call for a permanent ceasefire and end the suffering of Tamils.

Steve Cupani   May 11th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

I am very surprised how this sort of news is not widley reported in the US media. After I did some research found out the goverment of Sri Lanka has killed more than 10,000 innocent civilians within 3 months... If any Govt is willing to kill it's own people for whatever reason.. it mean the govt do not want those people in that country.. Also, I can see 2 totally oposite views in these reviews.. what I guess is these 2 sides are Tamils and Sr Lankan Government. I have a collegue from Sri Lanka at my work place he is from the Majority group even he is not conviced with the way his goverment is waging the war.... He is also a friend of the President's brother's son. While talking he mentione President's Brother built a mansion in Southern California for $26million... I wonder if its true or not.. but why our media is staying away from these news items... Then again we have a population who things New Mexico is in Mexico

Micheal   May 11th, 2009 5:58 pm ET

This 50 year old conflict is the oldest civil war in the world and I believe only concerted action by the International Community can bring a permanent peace. English, French and Canadian Foreign ministers could not produce any results. UN representative could not and no human rights organization could. Even no single outsider is allowed to see what is really going on to 100,000 people in the war zone. Children are separated from parents in the concentration camps. No accountability on screening. Any one can be killed and abducted. NO western country can accept total black out of media, journalists, and NGOs. Urgent International Action is the only way.

Tharma   May 11th, 2009 5:59 pm ET


Without blaming any one. This could be simply solved by having UN/IC monitored refernedum among the Sri Lankan Tamils. Asking them what they really want – without doing force displacement.

The demonstartion by Tamils around the world show what they really want. But the Tamils in Sri Lanka cannot express their voices. They had these demonstartions from 1958 to 1983. They rememeber what happened to the people who partcipiated then. It will be much worse, if they do it now.

This simply show whether they are living under democartic goverment or terroist goverment.

latha   May 11th, 2009 6:01 pm ET

LTTE is fighting for the Tamil freedom & rights but the Srilankan Government genociing Tamil and saying Tamil tigers are terrorest but the real terrest is Srilankan president and his brother's.

Telemachus   May 11th, 2009 6:01 pm ET

This is to Ashok Hingurani....

Everyone knows that LTTE is just another terrorist group. AND THEY DON'T REPRESENT TAMILS!

The Sinhala government is not doing anything better to help the situation either. In fact, this whole carnage started because of the systematic discrimination that Tamils suffered at the hands of successive governements over decades.

AND ON TOP OF EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD STUDY THE HISTORY OF SRI LANKA. The Tamils in Sri Lanka are NOT a bunch of migrated workers, but do form a considerable part of Sri Lanka making 20% of the whole population. Two of the country's provinces have them as majorities. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US where in Germany does the Turks make up something like this demographically? Please write sensibly!

Murali   May 11th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

Mahinda Rajapakse is a worst dictator than Sadam Hussein. Unfortunately, the international community isn’t doing enough to stop the ethnic cleansing in that country. Wake up international community, you can’t let this happening in 21st century. Killing, raping and torture can’t go on for ever. The Tamils need a break, they have been used by Sri Lankan politicians, regional & supper powers.

Enough is Enough

Thamilan   May 11th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

The international community not only intervene in the Srilankan crisis but also should investigate the Government for War crimes and punish them. We tamils want to go free, it is very simple as that why the international community intervene and go for UN referandam to create us independant state.

Rajesh Rao   May 11th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

The current Indian government doesn't realize what kind of mess they are creating... The Congress govt is digging a huge grave for mother india in the name of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is making full use of all of India's stupidity. In a way its better if Congress gets re-elected. If a new govt come to power and cleanup the current govt's mess its going to to disastorous. SL is in bed with India China Russia and Pakistan at the same time. Imagin what would happen if India try to go against SL at this juncture... But this is going to hurt India so badly... The triggering point will be when someone other than MK or Jeya become a CM in TN.

Ajith   May 11th, 2009 6:11 pm ET

Yes, this has been going on for too long. our (sri lankan) government and whats taking place is dictatorship and by doing this Mahinda Rajapakse and his family and brothers are making loads of money on this so call war,,,,,,,, the truth has to be told to people

kathy   May 11th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

the International Community should do something immediately before the srilankan government wiped out the innocent tamils. I dont think the srilankan government will allow the International Community in there. When they cant allow the media where they kill people what they call a safe zone do think they are going to allow the International Community in there?????? sri lanka's government will only allow India to there country and WE ALL KNOW WHY.......

Sam Nathan   May 11th, 2009 6:21 pm ET

LTTE/Tamil Tigers is not doing terrorism like Taliban or Hamazh or Al Quadea. And Sri Lanka is not US or Isreal to respect democracy and human rights. This is an ethnic problem. A genocide by government of Sri Lanka. Tamil Tigers are fighting agaist that. This problem cannot be seen through the eyes of "WAR ON TERRORISM". Tamils are looking for a permenant solution for their rights, freedom and dignity to live in their own land they are living tradionally . Tamil people are strongly supporting Tamil Tigers. International community must act and save Tamils from the evil Sri Lankan government.

rajah   May 11th, 2009 6:21 pm ET

Thanks CNN.for coverage.
Need to do more and expose SL govt.but how are you guys going to do when journalists are not allowed/.arrested?
When was the last time a murderous regime acknowledged that they were committing Genocide?
Yes International community needs to intervene.
News media need to expose all the atrocities,and find out for themselves why no Tamils trust The SL govt or its army.

Truth_CanHide_NotDie   May 11th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

Iraq and Srilanka are the same
-Two countries kill their own citizens
-Use chemical weapons to their own minorities
-killed and raped innocents
-Killed Journalist and NGOs
-US will take care them both for Human Rights
-Sadam and Mahinda Rajabaksa will end in rope

Sivaram Iyar   May 11th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

I agree with Rajesh Rao, Imagin if a True Dravida Thamizhan like Seeman or Nedumaran get int to Politics. I always felt sorry for all the Tamils in Sri lanka. One thing good about these reviews is atlest these Sri Lankans living abroad can talk whats in their minds not anyone in Sri Lanka.
Thanks Cupani for your comments... its good to see someone othere than Brown in color looking at these issues 🙂

ilangko   May 11th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

If the world powers cannot stand up to an unequivocally oppressive and bankrupt nation, who can they stand up to?

trishi   May 11th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

If you carefully read the this blog.

The poeple write against LTTE are sinhalese and no tamils. This cleary shows that how these two communites are deeply diveded into two groups.

The important point is not a single Tamil ever asked to free the Tamils who caught in the fighting. All they are asking is not to bomb them. If they don't get bombed those people want to live in their own land, not in the camps. You all know what is REALLY happening in those camps – if not see British Chanel 4 news.

Mrs. Sandy   May 11th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

Tamils are victims of all world powers vying for geopolitical aspirations, including the anti-people republic.
Brutal Colombo is making use of the situation by wiping out tamils causing a major bloodpath in the 21st century.
History will record the rest.

Jason T   May 11th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

20 000 civilians died in last 3 months inculding thousands of children. Also people are dieing with starvation. No water to drink.

Sri Lankan goverment is doing this genocide without witness.

Where is UN and NATO? What is UNICEF is doing to these children?
This is the horrible genocide happening now in 21 century.

UN should act now before it is too late

Sandy   May 11th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Why is Colombo deporting Channel 4. They saw only one camp.
Colombo knows only one camp is enough to bring out the war crimes.
What are the world powers waiting for here?
UN is again a stamp

j. charles   May 11th, 2009 6:33 pm ET

Yes, the world should stop this genocidal regime in Sri Lanka. In the name of 'war against terror' SL government is killing hundreds and thousands of innocent minority civilians everyday. The government claims that the 'terrorists' are holding the civilians as hostages. Then why not negotiate their release instead of shooting through the hostages to hit the 'terrorists'?

freedom   May 11th, 2009 6:36 pm ET

This is not about Prapaharan, it’s not about terrorist
Even not about the rights the Tamils lost
It’s about killing innocent people and children being killed.
It’s the time to help these people, UN and the International community has a clear responsibility
I don’t understand what kind of people who against this intervention.

Raj   May 11th, 2009 6:36 pm ET

Since 1958,the Srilankan government has been systematically killng the tamils of North-East of Srilanka who are the original inhabitant of the land. Their state horror cannot be described in words. They have killed more than one hundred thousand tamils and demolished all the properties of the tamils including the very famous Jaffna public library. The sinhaleese government subjugates the tamils in all possible ways. They use food and medicine as a wapon to subjugate
the tamils. Over 150,000 tamils are in the safe zone without shelters, food, and medicine. In the past three months, the sinhalesse government has killed more than 15,000 tamils and wounded many more by bombing the hospitals, schools, and safe zone, and carrying out a genocide while the world is watching silently.. The international community did not nothing to stop the carnage that is inflicted on Tamils by the Sinhaleese government. At least, at this moment the international community must intervene in Srilanka and let the tamils go free by recongnizing the tamil's right to self determination and a free sovereign nation, called Tamil Eezham, in order to save the tamils from extinction. No other solution will save the Tamils from the Sinhala hegemony.

Justice01   May 11th, 2009 6:36 pm ET

Some Singhalese ppl seem to be very desparate here but listen UN is build to protect every nation from genocide and severe human rights violations. I think the IC has a responsibility to have a closer look at what is really happening in Sri Lanka. It is obvious that the states who sell the arms to GOSL do not want to bring this issue on the security council.
And by the way there was a Tamil Kingdom in the past. Tamils do not newly ask for an own state. They want it back so that they can live for their own in freedom and dignity.
God bless Tamil Eelam!

Bob   May 11th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

France and UK should send military to Sri Lanka to protect the Tamils.
France has previous experience in Africa. They can do a better job in protecting Tamils.

NATO created Kosova.

Autralia Created East Timor.

This is time for france to create Tamil Eelam and save Tamils!

Peter Mariaselvam   May 11th, 2009 6:37 pm ET

Ofcourse international community must intervene in Srilanka.Otherwise who is going to protect the Tamil minority from the tyrannical,Racists regime of President Rajapakse. What is the percentage of Tamils in the Srilankan Armed forces,not even 1%.There were times when unjust wars were fought in the name of fighting 'Communism'. But now unjust wars are fought in the name of fighting terrorism. IIlconceived perception of this war on terror is giving a perfect cover for regimes like Srilankan Government to conduct genocide against the Tamil minority. Who created the LTTE, none other than the successive chauvanist Sinhala dominated racist governments. Right from 1956 tamils were getting beaten and were driven to the wall. Atrocities peaked in 1983 when thousands were killed ,lost everything they had,by a pogram hatched by the GOSL. In thousands they left Srilanka not by choice but by compulsion. Do they have a choice than fighting back? Tamil people are subjected to atrocities as that of Ruwanda,Darfur,Biafra,Cambodia,Paleastine and so on. Already within the last 5 months almost 10,000 have been killed and two fold have been injured and maimed including women and children.Even in the Internally Displaced People in the Camps are sujected to illtreatment and Rape.(Recent Channel4 news confirms this)How many more have to be killed or maimed before world wake up and act?

KANDIAH PERINPANATHAN   May 11th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

Sri Lankan Tamils sought a negotiated settlement since 1956.
Every time an agreement was reached the Sri Lankan Govt.
either unilaterally abrogated the agreement or left it to die with
being implemented under the pressume from Sinhala Buddhist
extremist lead by the Buddhist cleargy.
1st was Bandaranayake Chelvanayagam Regional Council Pact
2nd Dudley Chelva District Council Agreement
3rd Srimavo Chelva District Development Council
Sinhala Buddhist wants to make Sri Lanka a Sinhala Buddhist
State to be controlled by the Buddhist Monks.
Therefore, involvment of Internationl community is a must.

Rukman Rajakaruna   May 11th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Hi Cupani...
Yes, the Sri Lankan Govt is the most corrupt in the world at this time. When the president was elected his first thought was to make as much money as possible and get away. So, in order to win the election he bribed money and false promisses to LTTE and come to power. Once he come to power he brought 3 of his brother's and he good friend ( the current Army commander) to Sri Lanka from the west and pu them in possitions to control 83% of SL's economy ($$$$). Later he found out he can stay even further in power by doing 2 things. one make sure the current oposition leadership stays the same and he kill a lot of tamils everyday. So... guess what thats whats happening... may be he would make a lot of money staying in power for another 7 years and get out of the country... whao cares about what happen to SL there after... Also, good comment from Rajesh too.. I never thought about it...

kumar santhira   May 11th, 2009 6:41 pm ET

Dear CNN representative,

I would like to bring this matter to world urgent attention that the Indiscriminate barrage of shelling by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on the so called 'safety zone' starting from Saturday night to Sunday morning slaughtered more than 2,000 innocent civilians including large number of women and children, medical sources in Vanni said quoting the injured who managed to reach the makeshift hospital. Dead bodies were scattered everywhere and 814 wounded managed to reach the makeshift hospital up to 9:25 a.m., doctors said. The death toll at last count, over the past 24 hours is 3018 killed and over 3500 critically wounded. The number is constantly increasing.

Every kind of lethal weapon such as the internationally banned cluster shells and shells fired from Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers and Cannons were used turning the so-called safety zone into a killing field. The SL army usually chooses weekends for its massacres to minimize international attention.

I am urging the IC to take an immediate action. I am asking for an immediate humanitarian intervention in Sri Lanka. There is a legal and moral responsibility for every civilized nation, to invoke responsibility to protect (R2P), in the case of Sri Lankan Tamils who are being killed in the thousands, by the Government of Sri Lanka which is using heavy weapons against its civilians.
As you are well aware of, independent media personals are barred from entering the conflict zone and barbed wired intermittent camps and even if anybody tried to bring the truth out have been labeled as LTTE supporters by the SL government. Sri Lankan government recently deported UK based Channel 4 media personals just because they reported some facts in the barbed wired camps.



Meena   May 11th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Nazi Sri Lankan government is out of control and must be stopeed. Only Obama can stop this barbaric terror government

SL army has genocided more than Tamil 20,000 civilians including children, women and elders. Also shelling hosiptals, temple and churches. In last two day 3200 killed. SL goverment using food and medicine as war weapons. Many children are dieing with starvation. Where is UN and UNICEF?

In the concentraion camps, women and abducted, raped and killed. Women also kept naked in in the secret camps and used as slaves

Sri Lankan goverment must let the reputable media like CNN and INGO to go in the war zone and find the truth.

CNN please bring the truth to the world

Markandoo   May 11th, 2009 6:42 pm ET

Last 61 years.... Tamils are not any rights in Srilanka.they (GoSL)want sweepout tamils from this Island. then they choice the way. That is a Genocide. The IC why not take any action. We dont like Statement.
We want Action.

Thanks for you. media can do much more. Please..........

Malini   May 11th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

Sri Lankan State Terror must be checked and brought to Justice. We cannot allow the Crime against Humanity to continue. The War criminals of the state must be brought to the International War crimes tribunal for their War crimes.

Maria   May 11th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

I read the history of Sri Lankan Govt and how rebels were borne. When somebody asks for their right in democratic way, they should be able to attain in a year or so. In this, Tamils never got, in spite of 30 year long democratic and peaceful protest. This situation will automatically give birth to rebels in any country. I do not think this is war on terror. This is just ethinic cleansing of Tamils. International community should understand, when Sri Lankan Govt not allowing UN, ICRC or Media inside the Battle zone.

siva   May 11th, 2009 6:47 pm ET

hi Sachchitha,

Do you agree to go and stay in camp instead of living in your own house. I am sure definitely you will not agree? Why do you expect the people of vannit to go and live in a camp where as they have their own land. Why can't the international community setup a un sponsored camp in their own land and care them.
Hi Telemachus,
Can you organise a UN sponsored referrendum as to find out who is represnts tamils. Without doing so Do not write in this blog . LTTE is the sole representative of Tamils. No one else. This has been proved in several electons.

Janu   May 11th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

LTTE are freedom fighters
Government of Srilanka are carrying out a genocide of Tamils.
In just 24 hrs yesterday 3120 Tamil civilians were killed by the GOSL by bombing the so-called "safety zone"

JAYA.   May 11th, 2009 6:58 pm ET

If there is one government in the world that this using heavy military wepons, food, medicine and thier lies to kill their own citizen,innocent Tamils is the Sri Lankan Government.
How can they kill the Tamils and free them from LTTE.
If the governement is honest about what they are doing why cant they allow UN to the war zones to monitor the war.
This is the only war in the world without witnesses. When honest independent foreign reporters report the truth they are arrested and deported..

Ishavani Moodley   May 11th, 2009 6:59 pm ET

Its high time that the international community took action, far too many innocent Tamilians have died. We live in a "free and civilised" world, wars are unneccesary, no good comes from it...only death of the innocent...slaughtered for political gain. It is NOW that we must stand together and put an end to this violence.

South Africa

Noel W   May 11th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world?
There's another one that has beaten the record of most ruthless terrorist org in world by killing more than 10,000 innocent civilians in less than 5 months. Yeah you got it, that's right it's Sri Lanka

Justin   May 11th, 2009 7:03 pm ET

The whole idea of having something like UN is to intervene when a government turns into a terrorist outfit. This is what exactly happening in Sri Lanka: The SL Government has turned into a terrorist outfit over last couple of years and the Tamils are slaughtered like weeds. I believe the uncaring nature of IC has emboldened the SL terrorist outfit. The only way to deal with this kind of countries is to kick them out of UN and all related international bodies.

james   May 11th, 2009 7:03 pm ET

there is this disturbing tendency in the international community to silently watch atrocities against the innocent from around the world, then make a blockbuster movie detailing the "true story" where we all throng to see a hit. Although we may be far removed from the petty politics of third world nations, we as the protectors of democracy, civil liberty and human rights have a moral and ethical duty to intervene in these types of catastrophic situations before they become a plot for future blockbusters!

Kanth S   May 11th, 2009 7:04 pm ET

To People who are supporting Srilankan Government's actions, I have only one question.

If the SL government is saving the Tamil People, why they are not letting the International Media IN to tell the truth?

Thank you!!!

AJ   May 11th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

The world should stop this genocide in Sri Lanka.

Ella Rajan   May 11th, 2009 7:09 pm ET

Some historical sources say Tamils orginated from Sri Lanka, in which case we have every right to fight for our homeland. In other instances, it is said that Tamils were brought over as slaves – as mentioned above – however ,over generations we have flourishd and grown into a well-established community in our own right. If our ancestors were indeed brought over as slaves, surely we have an even greater right to want for a homeland in Sri Lanka? As some sort of repayment for having been brought to the country aganinst our own will in the first place. The modern world embraces equal rights for African Americans in the States; they fought for the status they hold today, whether it was in a peaceful manner like Martin Luthor King or through more forceful methods like Malcom X.

Anyhow, I think there is dire need for some sort of intervention in Sri Lanka. The death tolls on the Tamil side alone is disgracefully high and I am sure the Singhalese have suffered great losses, too. It is disgusting how the International community is allowing the number of war fatalities to continue to pile up, in this day and age; has nothing been learned from history?

I have heard reports of mass raping of Tamil women, children having their limbs cut off by the SL Army so they cannot be recruited by Tigers, young Tamil teens being injected to become incapable of conceiving before they get raped, mothers and their infants being separated and many more stories of war crimes. At the end of this war, so much damage has already been done to these Tamils in Sri Lanka that the coming generation will be scarred in more ways than one.

I understand that my views may appear biased because I am Tamil and what I am basing my opinions on are internet pieces (largely based on the writers' personal points of view) and also media coverage on Tamil TV networks, which shows reports the western media do not. Therefore, as Channel 4 has demanded quite righty, why will the Sri Lankan government not let independent media into the country so that the rest of the world can make up their own minds as to what is going on? If anything, they come across as rather foolish for not doing so and if they truly have nothing to hide then allowing independent coverage will only better their image.

If you back a tamed animal into a corner and taunt it, the animal will eventually fight back in defence. My own relatives from Sri Lanka have countless accounts of how they have been discriminated against, in schools and with education (only allowing a significanly less percentage of Tamils into universities over the preferred Singhalese). Thus, can the Tamils in Sri Lanka really be expected to happily sit back and be content with a lower standard of life?

But first and foremost, the innocents on both sides require help form the international community. Fighting for territory should come second to this, for what use is land without people left to live in it?

– A university student supporting the Tamil cause, London

Peter Mariaselvam   May 11th, 2009 7:10 pm ET

Mr.Ashok Hingorani! Tamils of Srilanka are not a bunch of migrant workers. You are mixing up the tamils who were braught by the British to work in the tea estates from India with the indigenous Tamils who were the original people living there before ,Prince Vijeya,ancestor of the Sinhalese people, came to Srilanka after being chased out of the kingdom by his father in Orissa,India. Besides refer up your 'Ramayana',which tells about the King Ravana,a hindu and king of Srilanka. Remember how your Sita was taken away by him,not on foot but by 'Pushpak Viman' , A Royal Plane. But the 'Hubby' Rama has to walk it all the way to Srilanka after collecting the army of monkeys in South India, to take her back. The truth of the matter is Sita prefered a king with a plane to a loin clothed guy with a bow and arrow. If you do not know the history do not write nonsense.Ofcourse Tamils of Singapore and Turks of Germany won't ask for a seperate state. See how they are treated, with dignity and equality unlike that of Srilankan Tamils.

sathiri   May 11th, 2009 7:11 pm ET

First of all if you don’t know the history of Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamileelam you learn that and start commenting in our freedom Struggle. We the Tamils are the native peoples of this Island. Before the colonisation there were three Kingdoms in Ceylon. Two of them were ruled by Tamil Kings. Tamils native people of Ceylon are fighting for their freedom from the Successive brutal Sri Lankan governments. So far more than hundred thousand innocent Tamil Civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan Military. In Last four months more than 10000 innocent Tamil Civillians have been killed and Sonia government of India is full responsible to that. If Sri Lanka comes to fight with us alone we would have won this war long time back. In the same India had an experience with us. Sri Lankan military people with the direct involvement of India and with the support of China, Pakistan, Iran, Russia and other war monger countries are fighting with Tamil’s freedom fighters LTTE. If you want to know the true history of our people talk to any expatriate Tamils or if you have guts come to Tamileelam and see the real situation. George Washington was once considered as terrorist by British people. But he was the father of USA. Like that Mr. Pirabaharan is the Father of Tamils and National leader Tamil Ethnic. He will be recognised as the freedom fighter by the IC.

Thank You.

punitham   May 11th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

This is an extremely vicious and complex sixty-year conflict that can be resolved only by a third party. Successive governments have been oppressing the Tamils so much that the Tamils' socio-economic-environemntal fabric is nearly pulped. Yet the Sinhalese are not relenting on their oppression at all in spite of the series of "peace talks" which are actually held only to please the international community to keep getting foreign aid.
The more the international community delay the more difficult the resolution is going to be.
But it is going to be a real challenge to world politicians and conflict resolution experts.

Ramana   May 11th, 2009 7:14 pm ET

Oh god, still international community is waiting and contacting the poll like this. Kick out the STATE TERRORIST SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT

Thiru   May 11th, 2009 7:14 pm ET

I would like to kindly request you to take an urgent action to stop the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka and bring an immediate ceasefire to save the innocent civilians lives.
More than 50,000 Srilankan army have surrounded the Tamils densely populated areas in Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka. Their continuous bombing and artillery shelling are killing the defenceless and innocent Tamil People. Although they call it 'the war on Tamil tigers', it is clearly proven that it is a genocide of Tamils. More than 300 civilians have lost their lives, more than 1000 are severely injured just in the last few days and 400,000 Tamil civilians are being displaced daily. What come under attacks by the army mainly are safety zones, hospitals and other civilians populated areas.
Artillery, multi-barrel and mortar fire by the Sri Lankan army towards safety zones (set by the government) in Mullaitivu district is described as 'the most inhumane genocidal attacks on civilian population'.
Medical authorities said the situations are beyond the control as the hospitals have come under attacks and patients are helpless without medical attendance.
Please take innocent people's lives into serious consideration. Tamils are undergoing extremely critical situation in terms of safety, food and medicine – the basics for a human.
Innocent Tamils in the North East of Sri Lanka are being arrested and tortured by the Srilankan army. The government of Sri Lanka has ignored and expelled the human right organizations and the International community to engage in this genocide, without paying attention to anyone.
It is extremely very sad that the international community including human rights organizations and the rest of the world are closing their eyes and not taking any serious actions to save the lives of the innocents and to bring peace to Tamils.
We, the millions of Tamils around the world, kindly, ask you to take immediate actions to send a Human Rights Organization or any International community representative officers to the Tamils displaced areas in Mullaitivu to see their struggles in person. More significantly, we want you to set particular areas as safety zones and to instruct the government not to attack them. In order to take all the peace related actions, a ceasefire must be brought between both Tamil tigers and the government as soon as possible.
We the Tamils in this Country, urge your good officers to do your part to save the lives that are being lost daily. Tamils around the world have faith in you as you would stand by us. Please understand the sufferings and the hardships of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

SLA opens fire on all fronts of safe-zone
[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 April 2009, 22:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) began firing from all points along the north, west and south of safe-zone in the early hours of Monday around 3:45 a.m., according to initial reports. Heavy gunfire was reported in the north and south of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal. The aggression by the SLA comes a few hours after Sri Lanka rejected LTTE announced unilateral ceasefire.
Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal area is densely populated with tens of thousands of civilians, who are already starving due to the denial of World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations.
The LTTE has estimated the number of civilians still located in the territory as more than 160,000.
"If the expected offensive goes forward there will be more than 10,000 casualties as the area is densely populated and there is no cover from bombs, shells, and bullets," said a press statement issued by the head of the field office of Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) in Vanni.

Joseph   May 11th, 2009 7:15 pm ET


Sathees   May 11th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

I am really sad to see the comments by the Sinhalese. I dont understand how they expect a minority group to support their war by killing these people in the name of war on terror.

They are trying to say is LTTE is the only problem in this country and minority people lived happily before LTTE??. If you thinl you are broadmined, I like you guys to read the history of our beautifull country during 1956, 1970s, and 1983 geonocide in south. These happend before the LTTE started their movment. you did not want to give any solution to our people other than being under the controll of Sinhala govt. and budhist monks. Their mind is full of poison by the Mahavamsa type of history, SL is for Sinhalese.

Yesterday alone 2000 people were killed by babaric action by the SL Govt. on their own people.

Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by SL armed forces but they are talking of some bombing in the south, still thinking the LIFE is only for the SINHALESE. Really shamefull.

Jacob   May 11th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

I voted 'Yes', but only if the 'international community' hastens the end of the Tamil Tigers.
Otherwise, if the Int'l Comm./UN enters as 'peacekeepers', chances are the conflict will resume at a later date.

Oruththi   May 11th, 2009 7:28 pm ET


Roy Fonseka   May 11th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

we don’t care you all fighting for rights or justice.. Also we don’t care whether SL is your traditional homeland or not.. All we Singhalese care about is.. We are winning the war and this is going to be a Singhalese Only nation…

SL Army will go all the way and make this a Singhala only nation…

Well done President Rajapakse
Thanks You Madom Sonia Ganghi
*** A very special thank you to Karunanithi you helped us to kill your own bros and sis….

Joseph   May 11th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Today, the BBC reported that the UN "MOURNS" the death of Tamils in Sri Lanka. I say, ..oh yeah... go ahead and mourn, because that's what people like us pay our taxes to our governments (in my case, the US govt) so that the tax money can be used to fund so-called "UN operations". I would say to UN: go ahead and mourn, reserve some five-star hotel rooms overlooking the Galle Face Green in Colombo and "MOURN" with a glass of cold beer if you want. Because, YOU AIN'T WORTH ANYTHING ELSE AHs!!!

C55   May 11th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

The internatial community must now focus on aiding the civilians caught in the war zone. We can deal with politics later, but now the lives of thousands of innocent victims are being lost unnescessarily.

Joseph   May 11th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

For Sri Lankan:

A Sri Lankan
(One Country One Flag One Nation – “Sri Lanakan”)

Of course (for Sinhalese) . T
hen, there will be: One country, One Flag, One Nation-TAMIL EELAM- That is what the current genocide has paved way for!

Julie   May 11th, 2009 7:45 pm ET


“China pledged to provide military assistance to Sri Lanka in line with an agreement sealed during an ongoing visit to Beijing by Colombo’s defence minister ... China is a key supplier of small arms and gun boats to the Sri Lankan military, which has been battling Tamil Tiger guerillas for the past three decades.” [Agence-France Presse, June 13, 2002]

Ratna   May 11th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

Simple! Let free information flow form North of Sri Lanka, like in Iraq or Afghan?

The Overnment is doing its sluter behind the news censor!

Nirav   May 11th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

What is the international community supposed to do? A cease-fire and negotiations have already been tried and failed. Only the defeat of the Tigers will end the war and the suffering.

suseen   May 11th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

there is a massive murder is commited by the government of sri lanka... tamil women are brutally raped and murdred, tamils are being abducted, torchered just simply becuase they are tamils. THIS have to END NOW! i am sticking with UK, FRANCE, US and AUSTRIA they want to bring this issue to UNSC but China and Russia objecting it cuase they are selling massive amount of weapons to srilanka.. its very sad

De Silva   May 11th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

Sinhalese came to SL after Tamils.. Tamils were the first one who came to Sri Lanka.. there are lots of evidence... Sinhalese came after Tamils and kiiling the Tamils.. its like you gave a room in your house to your friend and all the sudden you friend is trying to take our your house... how would you feel if this happens to you.. exactly the samething is happining in SL... so the international Community should help Tamils to archive their homeland.... Sinhalese are kiiling innocent tamils every single second to get the land from them.. it is not fair.. IC please help the tamils.. myself is a Sinhalese i support Tamils because they have the rights... i am a human and i stand with the truth which is the tamils.


Julie   May 11th, 2009 7:48 pm ET


“Sri Lanka is to receive more than 40 T-55A2/AM2 MBTs, eight MT-55A bridgelayers, 16 VT-55 armoured recovery vehicles, three mobile workshop vehicles and 12 TATRA T815 tanks transporters. The package also includes 10,000 122mm rockets for 16 multi-barrelled rocket launchers which the Czech government donated to Sri Lanka earlier this year.” [Jane’s Defence Weekly, 19 July 2000]

“Sri Lanka is buying long-range artillery and assorted military hardware to stop rebels from retaking their former capital of Jaffna, sources close to the military said Sunday. Earlier this week, Sri Lankan military officials met with arms dealers from Russia, Britain, Pakistan, Iran, the Czech Republic, Israel and Singapore in Colombo.” [The Associated Press, 30 April 2000]

CanadaBary   May 11th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

International Community and United Nations were responsible for this Killings. Tamils are being killed thousands every day. Where is justice ? How many More tamils should be killed by the Terror State Srilankan Government ?

International Community Including Medias dont act like sleeping .....

Bala   May 11th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

What is happening in Srilanka is the greatest crime agaist humanity. If the international community remains silent, they accumulate all the sins of commiting horrendous crime against innocent civilians including women and children, who are butchered and slaughtered all for religious extremism. How can we call this age ' modern civilization', when we act worser than cruel barbarians. There is no better time than now, so that we can stop atleast few thousand people being killed, when thousands have been already killed due to our inactivity!!!

Lavan   May 11th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

Who do you call terrorist government or organisation that kills innocent civilians know, if accept that then you know that only Srilankan government is killing Tamil people , can u see any singala people death. You won’t see LTTE killing civilians because they are not a terrorist. Only Srilankan government is doing a terrorist act by kill Tamils in Tamileelam

Ananthan   May 11th, 2009 7:51 pm ET

Every day hundreds of Tamils are being killed by Sri Lankan army shelling in safe zone.
These killing can only be stopped by permanent cease fire. Finally recognition of self determination of Tamil people is the only political solution that can deliver the lasting peace in Sri Lanka.

Tamils are discriminated past 60 years. Currently Government of Sri Lanka committing war crime by shelling civilian settlement and hospitals. People have been kept in camps without basic facilities or outside contact. No independent access to these camps by NGO’S or reports. These crimes must be stopped

Ink Dot   May 11th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

UN has a history of not taking timely action and then embarking on investigation of why genocide or mass killings or whatever you call had taken place. This happened in Rwanda, Gaza, Bosnia – now it is about to happen in Sri Lanka.
It is too late for thousands but there are still many thousands left.
If the "R2P" is to become any more than a “concept”, it should be evoked immediately.
Lack of action by UN gives green light to states engaged in atrocities. Concerned world leaders and media should urge all on UN Security Council to take immediate action. Failure to do will make it more difficult for UN to be effective in future as an unreasonably very high threshold is being set.

Siva   May 11th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

Yes, Tamils need Tamil Eelam to live in pease .

yoga   May 11th, 2009 8:04 pm ET

Yes. International community has to interfere to stop the mass killing by srilankan Government. Did any singalese oppose the killing done by the Government? No there are two Nations that’s why. Tamil people have to live peacefully. Tamils can not live together with barbarians; still they are hunting for more blood. In a single day they killed 1000 of innocent tamil people.

Sembakam   May 11th, 2009 8:08 pm ET


Tamil Tigers are Save Guards of Ealam Tamils.

Please save Tamils.
Please stop the Genocide of Tamils by the Sin-gala dominated SL Govt for the last 60 years.

Pls. allow tamils to live the dignity and to protect themselves and their culture and heritage.


Dhash Gunaratne   May 11th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Hell NO! It's strange how the International Community kept quiet when LTTE where blowing up bombs wiping out village after villege in Sri Lanka!!! We are concerned about our people in the North more than anyone. Just look after your own business, you can't bully us anymore......

Jizzle   May 11th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

Goverment killing innocent people and they dont want to international people to see it common america go there and help tamils.

Julie   May 11th, 2009 8:09 pm ET


giny kugan   May 11th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

It's the right thing that CNN is doing about Srilankan conflict and international community(IC). IC shoud intervene without any delay as innocent civilians are getting killed every day. Channel4 news team has been kiced out of Sri lanka as they brought the truth to the world. That means there won't be anyone to reveal the truth of the innocent Tamils.

The GOSL have indiscriminately shelled densely populated ares, including hospital, in violation of the war. HRW reminded Sri Lanka of itsobligations under international law to investigate credible allegations of war crimes, including by members of its own forces, and appropriately prosecuting those responsible. Past Sri lankan Gov investigations into allegations of war crimes have led to few prosecutions, particularly in recent years..."It is high time for the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka o be officially taken up on the Security Council's agenda." said by Brad Adams, Asia director, Humans Rights Watch on 20 April 2009.

Mathivanan Balakrishnan   May 11th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

I can't understand why Mr.President Obama not giving attention to this problem. Everyday thousands of people brutally killed by Srilankan army, no international body has access to people under siege. This could be another Holocaust after II world war. The citizen of a country were killed by their own army without any reason. Please Mr.President, stop this blood bath and save millions of lifes. I know you can able to do this, I have great respect and admiration about you, please give equal attention to all the area whereever humanity is under threat

Jack Sparrow   May 11th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Thousands of innocents were dying everyday..... Why the hell there is UN and other Organizations in the world. GOSL should be brought to justice. Mahinda brothers should face the trial at the Hague!!!

George.J   May 11th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

The killings of 1200 Tamils yesterday are clear evidence that Sri Lankan government is killing its own citizens

UN saying it is BLOODBATH.......
NOW tel me ???
HOW IS Terrorist ????????????????????????????????????.. SRI LANKEN government IS Terrorist .

SRI LANKEN government IS Terrorist .

RamPrasath   May 11th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

when Obama reached 100 days, there 10000 people innocent civilians died for nothing, definitely there is a Genocide going on ethnic cleansing is going on. where is all IC community? where is Amnesty International ? are they only making reports ? why all international community being silent witness?

Sugi   May 11th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

International community must intervene. It is already too late. Tamils in Srilanka need permenant solution and permanent peace. Please everybody help. The government may win the war, but innocent tamil people will never get peace in their life. Everyday some innocent tamils are dissapearing in government controlled areas. No law, no order, no investigation. Loved ones do not evern know what happened to them. They are scared to talk. This is what going to happen. Please world. Do something for these innocent tamils get permanent solution. We are unlucky people, but we atleast want our future generation to be lucky and have peaceful life. The government is using break away Karuna groups and Pillayan groups to kill tamils. Some people do not have policy in their life. They will do anything for money. Please this is the right time for everybody to come together and do something for innocent tamil people. Please world. Help these people get permanent peace in their life. Enough deaths. Enough destruction. These people have been living this horror life more than 30 years. Don't pretend like you don't see it. Don't pretend like you don't hear it. Don't pretend like you don't read it. if you are living in this condition, what would you expect from the world. Please everybody. Think. Look at the past history of tamils. Please help. These people need immediate help. Please please please. Spend some time for these innocent people too. Please do something. Everybody please help.

Roy Chetty   May 11th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

How many children must be slaughtered before world will intervene???
The Sri Lanka Government must be charged in the Intenational Court of Justice for crimes against humanity and for war crimes.
There is no justification for this type of state babarism.

Murugesu sivasambo   May 11th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

What is happening in Srilanka is a genocide. Therefore USA should intervene under R2P(Responsiblity to protect) act. When genocide happened toJewish people, the world said ,never again. When it happened in Ruwanda the world said the same never again. It is now happening in Srilanka. Why the world is keeping quiet about Srilanka.

Silvester   May 11th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

All this outcry from people because a milittay group is about to be killed off. I am not about to see if it is right or wrong... I personally like to get rid of Hamas or Taliban, so why should LTTE be any different. But that aside..

Where was the outcry when people being killed earlier in the war. This is by far the largest outcry and it is only because LTTE is driving it. Fight for peace, fight for justice dont fight for propaganda. Also keep in mind that the end does not justify the means.

Mathan   May 11th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Clearly the international community has a obligation to invervene and help the tamils before they are wiped out!

Suren   May 11th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

60 years of ethnic cleansing. The government has banned all the media from the conflict zone. Over 95% of Srilankan army being Sinhaleese and Tamils have been denied their rights. Sri Lanka is relating all this to LTTE. LTTE was only exist in 1983, but Srilankan Buddist extremist have killed Tamils in 1956, 1976. No one questioned. Tamil minorities suffered enough in the hands of Sinhala regime. They are killing innocent children, listen to both sides, don't be fooled by SL government. Rajapaksha & Co are responsible for all the lives we've lost. I am sleepless seeing my own children being killed everyday, Mother's days! Where is human kind. What more proof the world needs to witness, or all waiting to watch this as a history of genocide in Sri's not too late. Let Tamils decide what they want..We are voiceless. i've never supported LTTE, but now I think, if there is not LTTE, there won't be any Tamils left in SriLanka. We Cannot live with these Sinhala Buddist Extremists. I am not against all the Sinhaleese, but Majority of them are brain washed. Please save the innocent tamils.

Sean   May 11th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Everyone is deeply passionate and divided about this topic. Any loss of human life is extremely regretable. But it is rediculous how some people continue to support the LTTE knowing very well they maximizing the number of casualties by preventing civilians leaving the battle area. Before anything LTTE absolutely needs to let the civilians leave and fight a war like men. The mere fact that LTTE are hiding behind women and children only vindicates the govt of any wrong doing; if in fact army does not care about civilians LTTE wouldn't be hidind behind them. It is absolutely disgusting to see some Tamils continuing to support an organization that uses their own innocent people a human shields and continue to use child soldiers in there cowardly war to protect a terrorist who is fighting to create a racist-Tamil only state in which he could be the supreme dictoator. So please continue to protest the innoncent people killed in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq or anywhere. But please be rational.

Subash   May 11th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Situation in Sri Lanka is gone far beyond the war with LTTE. Sri Lankan government is bombing hospitals and it's confirmed by Human Rights Watch.

Why not allow international media in the war zone? At least Sri Lanka should give an explanation for expulsion of UK-based Channel 4 reporters.

LG   May 11th, 2009 10:27 pm ET

The worst terrorist group in the world (according to FBI) has routinely killed their own whenever it served their end. Search the news for Indian election ,ltte, and key issues and you will find out why they are killing their own.

Dr C.K Fernando   May 11th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

CNN. What International Community are you talking of? All these years when the Tiger Terrorists were killing thousands of srilankans nobody came to help SriLanka.After 30 years when SriLanka took up the matter militarily and started defeating the Tiger Terrorists CNN wants the rest of the world to intervene?This is purely a internal matter and Iam sure they will handle it themselves We are now in Pakistan and Afghanistan,and costing us nearly 5 billion dollars a year! Enough is enough.

Saleem   May 11th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Unless the international community intervene Sri Lankan government which is led by extremists will wipe out the minorities one after another. The West led by ex-US President Bush banned the Tamil resistance and encouraged the Sinhalese president to wage war under the guise of 'war on terror' without any road map to peace.

Jothy   May 11th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

The international community and UN have an obligation to protect the Tamil people facing genocidal aggression directed in a manner against all international humanitarian laws. It is clear that the Sri Lankan Government has prevented all aid agencies and humanitarian organisations from visiting the conflict zone. The Tamil people are dismayed that the United Nations and the International Community have failed in their obligations to protect the endangered civilians. Every passing day is resulting in the loss of countless number of civilian lives and alienation of the entire Tamil community.
We would like to point out that starvation of civilians, as a method of warfare, constitutes an act of genocide (as defined by Article II(c) of the 1948 Genocide Convention) and a war crime. We urge the UN and the International Community to prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government without any further delay to stop using food and medicine as weapons in this war. A shortage in drinking water, food supply, medicines, shelter materials and fuel weigh heavily upon an already beleaguered people. Please do not join hands with the oppressor but free the oppressed. Thank you

Kugan   May 11th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

Certainly, the international community and UN should help stop this mass genocide in Sri Lanka.
Not one president who has killed thousands of innocent civilians internationally has ever admitted their mistake, then how ever will the world expect that Rajapakse (Sri Lankan president) would admit that he is responsible for the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka?
Take Hitler, Sadam Hussain and Slobodan Milošević for examples.

Srib   May 11th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Government of Sri Lanka is killing innocent Tamils because of just being Tamils. There is no accountabilities on the crimes it had committed. I had witness untold suffering of the Tamils in the hands of Sri Lankan army. Now, it is using chemical weapons to kill innocent Tamils in thousands while IC watches. It will be shame on the IC if it does not act to protect the Tamils and get their rights.

wille   May 11th, 2009 11:14 pm ET

what these bloody ltte need?
only terrorism. tamils and sinhalese living sri lanka together as a nation.
but who kill people. ltte start a stupid thing and killing tamils as well.
international comunity must read about srilankan history before anything.
dont touch srilanka as a blind.
sri lanka got a great history and we never give to crack our country because of international touch.

Rajesh   May 11th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

While the civil war began as a legitimate way to answer to the atrocities meted out to the tamils of SriLanka, the sinhalese majority have continued to cleanse the area of tamils, mete out injustice to them, conduct a democratic nation with no rights, give no equality in any aspect of life of the tamils and so on. However, the LTTE which started out as a representative of the tamils have failed with time, have had severe infighting, have fought for money power and eventually lost the very urge to fight at any level. While these do not make the sinhalese majority clean and great, it also does not give innocent tamils any answer to the atrocities being meted out to this very day.

Ann   May 11th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! The international community should intervene in the situation taken place in Sri lanka. There have been thousands of civilians that have been killed by the Sri lankan military. The Sri lankan government is not allowing the media, food and aids for the innocent people in the war zone. The killing of thousands must be stopped, the UN needs to be involved and stop this masacre.

Bill S   May 11th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

I don't think more outside meddling will be helpful,They need to solve this on there own.

amarakone   May 11th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

The war in Sri Lanka is 90% propaganda. This is the reason why successive Sri Lankan governments failed to take action against this LTTE mafia/crime syndicate who were holding the whole Tamil population hostage for a personal fiefdom in the name of Eelam.
Now we are seeing the power of this LTTE propaganda movement. How come when 200-500 innocent civilians die of US strikes is not criticized while 300 civilians who are killed by LTTE is blamed on the Sri Lankan government? LTTE will not let these people live in peace. They have no regard for human life. If not they would not have created this catastrophic condition. By doing so LTTE has left no place for them with the Tamils in North. I was in the north last march, people absolultely hate LTTE and are so sick and tired of them.

Manimaran   May 11th, 2009 11:34 pm ET

In 1983 who killed more than 2000 Tamils?
Who killed Tamils in 1957 when Mr Prabakaran was 3 years old?

Shanthaluxmy Kumar   May 11th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Land that was known for beautiful beaches and waterfalls has now been turned into a Kingdom of Vultures.

Dead bodies of the innocent Tamils are dragged away by stray dogs and wild beasts while the survivors hide inside the bunkers.

Let the dead bury the dead as the living will be dead if they try to bury the dead. Screams of the innocents can't be heard to the far away lands because the rulers of Sri Lanka are not even allowing the birds in the sky to carry the messages to the lands of the living.

Mothers cuddle their crying babies and hide in the bunkers all day long. Starving mothers don't have anything to give for their children. Frightened parents wipe their tears and pretend to be strong in order to comfort their children who are tormented by the demons of war.

Food and medicine are denied for the innocents and many of them are forced into starvation.

Most of the wounded are let to die in the open fields. Those who are fortunate enough to make to the make shift hospitals have their limbs amputated without anaesthesia. Caesarean operations are carried out without pain relievers.

Chinese F7s and Russian MIG fighters fly over the skies of Vanni continuously and they regularly bomb hospitals, schools, churches and orphanages. Cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs are used against innocent Tamil civilians.

Children are dying in front of their parents and the parents are dying in front of their children. Many of the dead have nobody to mourn for them. More than eight thousand innocent Tamils have been killed just within the last three months.

Tamils are now left with nothing. All their homes and farm lands have been made into grave yards. Many families have lost their loved ones. Thousands of orphans and widows are longing for death than suffering from hunger and untreated wounds in the killing fields of Sri Lanka. They have no more comforters left to comfort the victims.

Lasantha   May 11th, 2009 11:44 pm ET

Let the Mahinda brothers make some more money.. The war should continue so the Mahinda brothers can be listed on the Forbes Magazine as richest brothers in the world. I am sure the Tamil people were able to have 3 meals a day and kids were able to school, when they were under LTTE controlled area. Now they starving to death in side the Government Holding camps. Women have to take shower in an open area surrounded by the Sri Lankan army. Army can rape and kill as much as they want because there is no witness. America, China and countries in UN want condemn the Sri Lankan arm's act because all these countries have done the same in some other countries.

SalTheCat   May 11th, 2009 11:46 pm ET

The Sri Lankan rulers have always been criminals. Quite frankly Hitler pales in comparison. The Indian ruling class are also criminals who are hell bent on destroying the Tamils by supplying weapons to Sri Lanka. China is another rogue nation who has participated in these crimes. We Tamils will never ever forget these mass murders and will hunt down these criminals just like the Jews continue to hunt the Nazis. Even if it took decades!

Islander   May 11th, 2009 11:47 pm ET

Congratulations to CNN! You just discoverd the biggest terrorist propaganda campaign on the Internet!!!

LTTE is using a vast international communication network (radio, television, newspapers, websites, humanitarian front groups) to carry out the most successful propaganda campaing in history!

LTTE are the biggest international crime syndicate today. It has an operating budget that is almost like a small thirdworld country, and until recently had the most powerful army, navy, and airforce for a terrorist group. They pretend to be 'freedom fighters' and have they loyalty of milions of fanatical Tamils in UK, Canada, Norway, US, etc.

So how come we don't know much about this group?

LTTE brainwashed an entire generation of Tamils to become radicalized using this media empire, based on fiction and fantasy.

After all FBI called LTTE as the worst terrorist group in the world. But they are not Muslim, so we don't have to fight them. It is a good thing that we are seeing the last of LTTE's conventional military, but too soon to write them off completely.

Fanatics just don't die, they only change uniforms.

Selvini   May 11th, 2009 11:47 pm ET

The situation in Sri Lanka should no longer be considered internal. The Govt of Sri Lanka is killing its own citizens mercilessly. WHAT IS GOING ON IN SRI LANKA IS A GENOCIDE OF TAMILS.

Rawana   May 11th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

LTTE killed thousands of Tamils daily – Let govt of Sri Lanka to sort it out with LTTE. If international community involved and jeopardise this ongoing military operations more and more Tamils will be killed.
If the stupid Tamil Diaspora need a separate state for Tamils, they can fight for it in India (Tamilnadu) , Norway or in Canada.

Ranaviru   May 12th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Diaspora cannot solve this problem in SL. None of them don't go their or their children will never go their. Time has come for the Tamil people in SL to talk freely without fear. The time has come for them to negotiate with SL government in good faith and cut a deal across board sinhalese and other races to reach a common ground. With the watchful eyes of the major nations they can easily reach this goal, without interventions of other nations.
Good Luck Thanks, ranaviru

priya   May 12th, 2009 12:05 am ET

srilanka must stop genaside tamils ,very sad they killing their own people

they must let tamils have their own coverment

Ananthy   May 12th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Yes. IC should intervene. Because IC is also reason for this due to following reasons
1. British government merged Sinhala and Tamil knigdoms for their easy administration. But when they gave indepedence to Sri Lanka they handed over to Majority Sinhalese and failed to protect Tamils

2. In 2002 Peace agreement was signed between SL govt and LTTE. It was signed based on the equal power of SL govt and LTTE. But later EU banded LTTE in their countries and changed the balance

3. Ex president Bush declared war against terrorism. But he failed to define state terrorism. SL govt use that as a weapon and fool IC.

4. If it is an internal problem IC should not provide any military assistance to SL

SL is the one and only country in the world kills its own citizens by aerial bombing and shelling.

Alex Perera   May 12th, 2009 12:10 am ET

It's OK for International community to get involved as long as their intentions are True Peace and Prosperity..

Allow them to come as observers and media reporters as long as they are not on the payroll of LTTE and report only the truth.

Past 30 to 40 years Lankan Govt. and LTTE both have gotten support from international communty, unfurtunately that was not for peace. The arms sales support. They were basically supporting the continuation of the war. We all know in the present world war is a profit producing Industry.

No one in Sri lanka or anywhere else in the world wants a war.. we want peace, we wish for peace, we pray for peace, we want to live in this world in peace. LET US HAVE PEACE!

One Sinhalese fellow said Tamils were brought as SLAVES. THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!


Shan   May 12th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Its enough stop the war, help the enason Tamils trapped in the war. Alreay nearly 15000 got killed in last 6 months. Conditions in the safty zone is very bad.

Please international commiunity step in and stop this Srilankan state Genaside.

John Viera   May 12th, 2009 12:17 am ET

Sri Lanka is the ONLY government in the world, which operates its own suicide squades. Not one two of them. Unfortunately no one brings this into the IC's attention.

Hamathruvo   May 12th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Yes!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
Even last Saturday 10th May the SRILANKAN SINHALA ARMY murdered more than 2000 innocent civilians including more than 300 chidren as per media reportings.
And trying to put the blame on Tamils. What a Joke!!!!!!
Some insiders agree that Srilankan forces are commiting crime agaist humanity.
Bring the 3 brothers Genocide to an END.
They expeled even international neutral reporters(UK Chanel 4 reporters) to avoid bringing out the truth to the world.

Sara Jane   May 12th, 2009 12:22 am ET

LTTE Supporters can bringout misinformation guns better than anyone. Pure and simple LTTE is a harmful terrorist group that must be eradicated. What more can the international community do but to curb the chaos causing cubs. If there is a genocide why isn't everyone being killed. If the Sri Lankan government wanted to kill Tamil civilians, why are they taking the slow route, they could blow the north to bits in a day. Well let me tell you it is to protect those civilians who are being help as a shield by the LTTE. so you LTTE propagandists who are living in the past spitting out vile misinfor to those who don't know, change has come. people will speak up, u oppressed them in fear long enough. money extortion, suicide bombers and acting like rules do not apply to you, well u have been the more aggressive, but many sri lankans are being assertive now.
innocent are the poor sinhalas, tamils, moors(whome the ltte ethnically cleansed from the north) burgher, veddha, lanka would have prospered if it weren't for you LTTE. take notice. we will not live in fear of u anymore!!!

kithsiri   May 12th, 2009 12:26 am ET

LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world and LTTE invented suicide bomb. Let the Srilankan government compleatly eliminate terrorism from there.

Dev Narayanasamy   May 12th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Guys if you say million times NO, that means you have zero knowledge about the situation in Sri Lanka. I agree with George's statement. Somebody wrote earlier LTTE killed former president Bramadasa and Mr. Kadirgamar, do you know what did they do during their time and do you Bremadasa killed how many innocent Sinhalese and Tamil civilians at his time. Please think what happened at the past. Rajapaksee and his brothers continue the same for the Tamil people right now. This is call the real terrorism and condinuous genocide against Tamil people. But you are saying LTTE is doing terrorist activties, no they are protecting their own people fight for their own people's freedom from the people like Bremadasa and Rajapaksee. Is this call a terrorism, no way they are fighting to get freedom from Terrorist government of Sri Lanka.

If you Sinhalese are honest and your president Rajapaksee is a perfect person and obey all the human rights, why don't you allow independent journalist and International aid group inside the northern vanni region? Do you know why don't you allow them inside, because all you are doing there was wrong and saying there were lies. Thats why you prevent them to go there. You can't stop everything, truth is comming out day by day. UN satelitte images spotted out how the SL army dropped the bombs there, recently expelled British journalist made a short documentary video about what happening inside the internment camps at Vavuniyaa and video cassette from Sri Ravishanker who is a founder of Art of Living Center at India, who recently visited into those camps, those are the evidense were given to the world whats going on there. Also your stupid politicians like Gotabaya dosn't have any diplomatic knowledge and they don't know how to behave with the foreign politicians. Recently visited British and French foreign ministers to Sri Lanka got bad experience with that stupid Gotabaya was proved that.

If you let more independent journasist, UN and International humanitarian organisations into the region then world will realize innocent people have been killed there. International community, Hurry! please go inside the region and take a legal action immediately and please save more lives. If you dalay, then it will good to find a solution for death bodies and skeleton in that region.

Rajesh   May 12th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Foreign countries should intervene but listen to both sides, this has gone over 60 years, GOSL has killed so many journalist, politicians who stood for the minority. There is no freedom of speech. Common mediator should involve both GOSL & LTTE.
As you can see from the comments by sinhaleese friends.
How desperate they are waiting to cheer their Genocide against Tamils.
People such as Karuna (former LTTE member) and many other small groups have now joined in hands with the GOSL for power & money.


Rajapaksha has respected no one, he is begging the world for funding to buy more weapons to kill innocent the mean time, he has developed Sinhala territory. How much Tsunami funding was given to Tamils, They've burnt the Tamil library in Jaffna, raped young girls, there is no gurantee for anyone's life. We left the country because we were able to afford to. The rest of them are staying & suffering because they have no choice. Please world free us from the GOSL. WE WILL TOGETHER REBUILD OUR OWN TAMIL EELAM!

Lohini   May 12th, 2009 6:21 am ET

It is funny to listen to voices of people who have abandoned Sri Lanka and now commenting from other countries about what is happening in Sri Lanka. Tamils in Sri Lanka lived in harmony with Sinhalese till LTTE came along and destroyed a beautiful paradise island.

The present government is doing its best to bring back peace and let the poor Tamils in the north enjoy the free life the rest of the country has. currently the terrorists are cornered and civilians are held hostage to protect Prabhakaran and not the Tamils.

Those who are asking the international community to intervene now are Prabhakaran lovers and terrorist supporters; not sincere and genuine people considering the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Tamils of the world have India and Tamilnadu as a home but where will the Sinhalese live if they do not have the motherland Sri Lanka?

Please let the government cleanse this country from terrorism and bring bank peace and tranquility we enjoyed 30 year ago.

I am sure there are many things to be done in your homelands i.e help the poor, eradicate violence, drug abuse, killings in schools etc without interfering in internal problems of other countries which do not affect all of you who do not live in Sri Lanka.

Darshana   May 12th, 2009 6:21 am ET

No way!
We can manage

Bandara   May 12th, 2009 6:21 am ET

I dont think that the international community has anything to do with this island nations internal problem other that giving aids to those who were displaced in the northern part of the country. The LTTE has always claimed to be the ultimate saviour of the tamil people acting otherwise. They have never had the sympathy for those innocent tamils. The Sri Lankan government is taking care of the its nationals be them Tamil or Sinhala.
Those who talk about racism of this country,should once visit colombo and witness the harmony that we live in. Here in Colombo most major offices are having plenty tamil people working hand in hand with other races including sinhalese and muslims. We have no differnce towards tamils here in Colombo.
So, whats the fuzz, Sri Lankan government is only fighting a bunch of outaws who are good for nothing and blood thirsty. They have always killed whoever that has raised questions about their identity be it Sinhala or Tamil.

indu   May 12th, 2009 6:22 am ET

madura   May 12th, 2009 6:22 am ET

LTTE are terrorists and they are going down
so LTTE haters and supporters should understand the reality LTTE is high on casualties, even they fire at civilians 700 civilians crossed into govt. controlled area yesterday these facts are given out by a DEMOCRATICALLY elected government and as a new channel why do you accept LTTE propaganda without even looking at what the govt, has done for the TAMILS in sri lanka...
dont fall for their lies IC cant intervene its an internal problem and the UN does recognize it as a internal problem

Poll is being hacked in favour of "NO"   May 12th, 2009 6:22 am ET

At: 2:10 am Eastern Standard Time, May 12th, 2009

YES: 56%

NO: 44%

Rate is reduced to: 9.65%, it is an expected behavior

Explanation why the rate is reduced:
that the total number of votes is increasing but the votes registered within an hour is fixed, so the rate of change of vote percentage will decrease


vivek   May 12th, 2009 6:22 am ET

The srilankan government are the REAL TIGERS. terrorising the civilians. On the pretext of fighting the tigers, their real aim is to kill all the Tamils as well.

ASOK HINGORANI and SAJITH. W- its ignorant people like you that cause blood bath. Get to know your history before making comments!

Please . The International community should go in.

May be this is a test by god to see who is human enough to help these poor Tamls.

Y. De Silva   May 12th, 2009 6:23 am ET

This poll is generating more hate among the two communities than finding a solution for the simple reason that both parties have very vaid reasons to feel aggrivated. The killing of tamils in 1983 was initiated by Sinhales Politicians. The tamils also now have an equally brutal unofficial tamil politician who also takes great pleasure in killing innocent Sinhales. Those who check the number of tamils killed should also reseach the number of sinhalese and muslims killed by LTTE. The Sinhales and Tamils even now live amongst each other in Colombo. It is Political agenda and greed for power and wealth that has created this situation and not really a pure desire to save tamils. The intervention of the international community so far has been to give money and aid to LTTE . As seen now in the captured areas the poor Tamils have stayed poor despite all the Aid that was given. What we need is someone who can look after the needs of both the common Sinhala and Tamil community who both long for peace and harmony and love our country.

Jehaan   May 12th, 2009 6:23 am ET

No ! The international community should not get involved in Sri Lanka. Why are the LTTE who are a bunch of ruthless terrorists headed by a cannibalistic leader treated different to the other terrorists organizations in the world. Eg – The Al queda. Why are the super powers in the world ( US and the british) showing so much concern when it comes to the LTTE where as when it came to the Iraqis in Iraq they had no hesitation in marching in and destroying everything in sight. Also how come the so called "internation Community" never did any thing when the israelis brutually attacked the innocent palestine people in GAZA .. Where were they then ? Why do they have double standards only when it comes to the LTTE. after all they are TERRORIST who employ child soldiers. The international community should just stay out of this. Also the duration of a civil war is a round 20 – 25 years so now we are into the 22nd year so its bound to end. All you LTTE supporters who have migrated to eurpean countries as REFUGEES must be dreading the fact that once the war is over all of you all who protest in vain will be DEPORTED...

Maheshi   May 12th, 2009 6:23 am ET

No body will not be able to build the Tamil Eelam. That dream will be ruined in due course. Prabakaran did not take care his team. He only considered about his family. And he ruined the innocent young generation's future. He has given everything to his children and he has given only the arms to others. he did nothing. and He tried to collapse the nice Island.

all NGOs has helped him to ruined the Vanni and still they are trying to do that. And also Prabakaran tries to get the help from internationally to escape.

IC should not be involved with this and Let president Rajapakse to sort out this.

Cheers for the Sri Lankan President!!!!

Selvan   May 12th, 2009 6:23 am ET

War and killing is never the Answer.

Humans r being killed .. Some one has to stop this ..

Both the Sri Lankan govt and LTTE shld go .. this can only be done by the International Community.

Amasha - Colombo   May 12th, 2009 6:24 am ET

Tamil Diaspora is screaming not because of anything on innocent Tamils in SL. They are worrying about the refugee visa..... They are sending half of the money earned to the LTTE to kill their own people just to have a luxurious life. These people very well know that how much of invaluable Sri Lankans were killed by the terrorist LTTE group to their dream land Elam. I don’t understand how they forget all the unpleasant activities done LTTE from past 30 years. Every body is unsure about their lives once they stepped out from their homes in morning.

For God sake let Sri Lankan Army and the Government solves this LTTE problem to reunite this country where all the Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils live together to make our country another prosperous Singapore……….

Janaka Ranchagoda   May 12th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Situation in Sri Lanka is an internal terrorist issue. Not a civil war, not a ethnic conflict, not a conflict that threatens the world or the region. Therefore, there should not be any external interferences in this matter and Sri Lanka should be given all possible help and assistance to get rid of this terrorist menance.
LTTE has proved over the last 30 years that they're only interested in killings, maimings, abductions, extortions, creating mayhem and everything else that terrorist are designed for. They never wanted a peaceful resolution for this conflict and each time they scuttled all peace negotions givng flimsy excuses.
Now Sri Lankan forces have replied to them in the very same language that terrorists understands and those terrorists are being completely defeated and isolated. Sri Lankan foces have done this job so professionally and by absolutely minimising civilian casualties. Therefore, Sri Lankan forces should finish the job as soon as possible.
Having any external interferences and dragging this war on terrorism further only prolong the sufferrings of Tamils and all Sri Lankans, who've gone through hell for last 30 years due to LTTE terrorism.

Asela Singhabahu   May 12th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Why do we want to waste time filling up a worthless pole, when the so called blind "international community" pretty much does what it wants. If the International Community listened to the voice of the people, we wouldn't have seen any of the world wars, the Iraqi war, Afghanistan massacre or the Gaza killings.

A real srilankan   May 12th, 2009 6:25 am ET

No. First see what is happening actually in srilanka and make comments, no one is talking about attacks to afganisthan by US no one is talking about human rights of them, LTTE is killing innocent people in srilanka for their comfortable life SL army tries to escape them and make them free.
AND only srilankan's can decide what to do and what not to do, but not the others because only srilankan's know the cruel things done by the LTTE. Ask from tamil person who has escaped from LTTE area, he/ she will tell about human rights of LTTE murders.

Follow the links if anyone needs to see what LTTE has done to civilians

sampath   May 12th, 2009 6:25 am ET

Human = terrorism? (Yes / No)
Terrorism = human? (Yes/ No)

What is yours side? Now you can vot

Singala boy   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Sl govt is the most ruthless terrorist Govt in the world. Let the Tamils eradicate terrorism from its soil once and forever. International community must give full support to Tamil tigers in helping IDPs and release innocent Tamil civilians from Sl govt clutches as soon as possible.

Tamil   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Once apon a day.....America, India ..etc leberated from Great Britain. Why how many contries in the world! They all wanted freedam!!. In the same way WE-TAMILS- want freedam from the SRILANKAN-SINGALA government. There is a god for everyone. We have a god between us. THAT IS PRABHAKARAN.
Hey International community, Get your comments from EACH TAMILS because they ONLY KNOW THE PAINS OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS.
THEY WILL TELL YOU WHO IS LTTE.........OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Our Country TAMILEELAM will be Liberated soon. The GOD give the judgment who are killing innocect tamils. Just wait and see. GOD BLESS.

Nayadara T   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

As a Sri Lanakan I know what is happaning here,
because we all are aware about that.
All I want to say is,


Don't even think about poking your nose into our business.
There were no intervenes when Sri Lankans expected it.
But now, why the heck?

amila   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Be careful, if you try to put your hand to lion’s mouth!

Varuni   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

Totally agree with comments from Sajith (Dubai). SL Army is not doing anything new in ways of the current military tactics. There's is also no point is targeting the 3 brothers. Any leader would want to keep the people he trust the most, in his political decisions. Look at Piripaharan himself. He has his son & a lot of relatives in high command. Is that fine?

Neranjan   May 12th, 2009 6:26 am ET

First of all how the hack is all these dudes blaming Sri Lankan, if we don’t know any better I say you’re also a LTTE terrorist dude, so be careful what you’re saying. President came to power from people’s votes in order to finish this terrorism in the country & to take necessary action that most previous leaders failed to do.

LTTE terrorist are shooting at people who tries to escape from them & keep their own Tamil people as a defense wall, but Sri Lankan Military does not drop bombs to them like Americans does to Afghans. And please don’t write lies dude Sri Lankan Militants were never punished by international, I don’t know maybe you might be such raper.

As the whole world knows American militants controlled the media in operation Iraq freedom to hide the massive killings they did. But in Sri Lanka there is no such media controlling, we all see what actually happening. Only few international Medias were banned from Sri Lanka due to providing false stories to the world just like you dude.

Finally mind your own business, because we/people in this country decides what best for us not the international.

Gowry   May 12th, 2009 6:27 am ET

Sinhalese, Tamil whatever other ethnicities should live together as a one nation, one country. If every ethnicity try to separate themselves from others and try creating another country for them, how many countries will we have in United States????? may be some mistakes happened in the past, decades ago, but now the best thing is to use the common sense, tolerate the differences and unite for the sake of next generations.... Sinhalese and Tamil cultures are very close, very similar, physically look same but it's the taboos, misunderstandings and fear which divides us. Anyhow LTTE is a brutal terrorist group, who are trying to benefit from innocent tamil civilians and trying to have an enormous powerful smuggling separatist state. The only help the international community should do at this time is help the refugees, displaced civilians with their needs to build a foundation after 30 years of fear, misery and helplessness. No more LTTE crocodile tears to the world.

A real srilankan   May 12th, 2009 6:28 am ET

what is this moderation? Then u will publish what u want. Stupid CNN Comment Policy.

Shiran   May 12th, 2009 6:28 am ET

When LTTE killed hundreds and thousands of m civilians including buddhist monke and devotees who were worshiping these so called international communities were deaf. Finally we are on the verge of defeating the shameless LTTE who killed world leaders like Ghandhi and local politicians like Mr. Kadhiragamar. It is the duty of Sri Lankan Government to crush these maniacs from this world and make it a better place for the innocent tamil people.

Dr.Liyanage   May 12th, 2009 6:28 am ET

International community should not intervene to the Sri Lankan Issue. They should intervene of way’s in helping to SL Gov and the innocent people who rescued by providing a money, food or medical facilities. GOV of SL is fighting against Terrorism and not with the Tamil nation for a last 30 years. And this is not an ethnic conflict as CNN or BBC says. This is terrorism against Sri Lankans. May be British people do not want to see the growth of developing countries may be that’s why they cultivating war germs on these countries.

Jayantha Gunasekara   May 12th, 2009 6:28 am ET

When Prabekaren was killing many innocent Singhalease, Tamils and muslims, where were the so called internationl comunity, So please keep of our land

sajeewa maddumage   May 12th, 2009 6:29 am ET

So-called Tamil Diaspora enjoy blood in their homeland whilst living in safe heavens with families.

The reality is that majority of them got the privilege of living in so-called developed western world because of their own poor people's blood and flesh.

So, stupids , you are defiantly going loose this time, no more LTTE barbaric in Sri Lanka and Tamil people still living in Sri Lanka will get peace and life.

udara   May 12th, 2009 6:29 am ET

International community should not involve with this matter. This is our countries problem. Government can sorted out this matter. Army already rescue more than one lac of people. Another very little to rescue.
International community visit to these areas and understand real situation of the LTTE
rather than listen to the lies of LTTE n other peoples talk. What I'm telling is international should not involve with this they must do their own business. Government ,Army can sorted out this matter they will soon do it.

Senthamizh Selvan   May 12th, 2009 6:30 am ET

Its certainly a GENOCIDE against a minority people by an ATROCIOUS government denying its own citizens the rights...even the basic right to LIVE.


Why there is NOT EVEN ONE colonel or a military major or a minister in Srilanka, who is a Tami by ethnicity ?......... For me it clearly says, the majority is SLAVING the minority and DENY all the rights.

No one is a SLAVE to nobody.

If these minorty TAMIL population is denied all such rights and FREEDOM, whats wrong in demanding a separate 'piece of land' for themselves,, a piece of land where they have been living for years......

Not only does the Srilankan government is doing the genocide, any country/governmnet who is aiding the srilankan government are also doing this genocide.

To be frank, I totally LOST hope even in the International community. If they were to step in and stop this, they would have done it long back. But it DOESN'T look like, they are going to HELP. Seems, like all the superpowers are planning this genocide, afterall.

So, As a person on this earth, I ony HOPE the people who are getting killed, and sacrificing their life for this cause, let their soul rest in peace !!!.....

Senthamizh Selvan

sudar   May 12th, 2009 6:30 am ET

yes yes yes, Sirlankan Government and Srilankan Armies are very curious terrorist in the world. They always kill and rape Tamil Peoples.

chaya   May 12th, 2009 6:30 am ET

No way..........the international community should not get involved with this.
Where were they when LTTE suicide bombs killing our innocent citizens in south.? did they ask LTTE to stop such activities? no ........unfortunatley they were sleeping at all those times...............
We Sri Lankans are not against to tamil people.but we are against to terrorists....somehow we should finish this war.hav to save our country as we have no where to go.this is our mother land.we can not let LTTE, the most inhuman terrorists in world to destroy it.

There is NO TAMIL EELAM...........

Someonewhocares   May 12th, 2009 6:30 am ET

first things frst..NO! i dnt think the international community should interfere.Somehow even though LTTE has fallen,they are desperate enough to spread rumors just to hang on to the last thread by desperately calling out for the international community to interfere.Many among the international community haven't really seen the bloodshed the brutality of the LTTE.There's a reason why they are called terrorists.However the international community has a completely wrong idea going on about the war.calling it a"genocide against innocent tamil civillians"which is not actually what is going on.The government is trying to wipe out a terrorist group,and I'm sure you cant call the LTTE "innocent Tamil civilians" by any means.

Tony cumarasamy Mumbai, India   May 12th, 2009 6:31 am ET

It's genocide! IC, Please intervene now and stop innocent people getting killed.

muditha sanjeewa   May 12th, 2009 6:31 am ET

This is terrorist, not against any nationality. So please help Sri Lanka to destroy this terrorist. Now we are at the end of this matter, so please don’t disturb us. SL hasn’t genocide as such some donkeys say. Really genocide means, some Americans doing in the countries like Afghanistan, Iraq. So please if you are really worried about genocide, try to stop it by influencing American donkeys to stop that mega genocide. And also force on the LTTE to stop killing innocent Tamil civilians. We all are Sri Lankans, so we love our peoples.

Dishanthi Jayathilleke   May 12th, 2009 6:32 am ET

At last the Sri lanka government has a chance to bring peace to our country.

Don't stop that porcess.

Suresh Kumar   May 12th, 2009 6:33 am ET

There were evidence to be proved that Tamilians were the orgin of Ceylon. What ever it is. Narrow minded Rajapaksha is unfit to be a ruler. Even Sinhale people will never like Rajapaksha. LTTE is a form of protection to protect the people affected by the cruel ruler, not the terrorist. There must be peace among all peoples. To bring peace in Ceylon, Cruel mind Rajapakshe must be defeated.

So the world should raise hands against the cruel ruler Rajapakshe.

Bring peace to people, to the world.

Dewa   May 12th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Yes; I wish if American Air Force can bomb on LTTE cardres purposely or atleast by mistake.... because LTTE is the only terrorists in the world who kill their own people too....

Jeevan   May 12th, 2009 6:34 am ET

And yes, there is no question about the Human Rights [HR] violations that ARE taking place which ideally, cannot under any circumstance be justified. But practically, if common sense prevails, it is impossible to ensure HR in any violent conflict situation. I am all for ensuring HR, but the way the so called HR ‘watch dogs’ conduct them selves is absurd and farcical. Do you know your actions to ‘protect HR’ in fact strengthens the resolve of the perpetrators to carry out HR violations? Why do you think the government is compelled disallow access to journalists and even aid workers that could actually contribute towards easing the suffering of the people that really need it? I certainly do not intend to hide the violations perpetrated by the governemnt either.

For all you 'HR' watchdogs: In all honesty, what realistic and constructive measures have you taken to actually reduce HR violations and assist those displaced in Sri Lanka? I would elaborate but you are all a lost casue really, living on the suffering of others.

Ruwan de Silva   May 12th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Why CNN and the international NGO comiunity can see only Sri Lanka's problem? Can't they see what is happening in Afganistan, Palasteen ? 100's of Cildren and women getting killed by US and Israel attacks in Afgan and Palasteen but no body is asking why? Can CNN and the other brainless NGO comunity can't see how our soldires serv to the innocent tamil people who r comming out of the LTTE's custody, The Tamil LTTE is killing their own people and Sri Lankan govenment and the poor sinhalese people giving donations to make them keep alive. CNN can not see these because they like to hv a WAR in our country.

Jerome   May 12th, 2009 6:34 am ET

If you really speak to the people scaped out from the no fire zone, the international community will understand the real situation inside, it's 95% LTTE killing there own Tamil people to get foreign sympathy, it's not going to happan this time as the forces of sri Lanka are using all possible technology's to show to the world the truth on the ground situation, yes it's allways two sides one supporting and one against, recommend to see news from both sides and come to a real concution on your own without concluding your decition on fauls propaganda of the LTTE, recommend to log on to
to see the Sri Lankan govt. news.
We which Sri Lanka to be the most valuable place on earth once LTTE totally removed.

Shyamal   May 12th, 2009 6:34 am ET

Sri Lanka is suffering with this terrorist organization for 30 years. Who else in the world know the pain of it than us "Sri Lankans".

So being international interveners don't try any tricks with Sri Lanka for fame or any other hidden intentions. Since you don't have a right to do so. Since you never suffered from this terrorist orgnization. Our brothers sisters were killed in brutal bombing of the LTTE Terrorists.

suranga   May 12th, 2009 6:35 am ET

I believe the international community SHOULD NOT INTERVENE. This is an internal matter that the parties involve should find a solution for. I do not think to one instant the ppl of Sri Lanka believe the whole set of problems finish with the ending of the war. It solves only the nagging and terror related problems. People do recognise now that the existance of the LTTE and the war are only factors contributing the continuity of problems faced by the tamil people and not the solution. A solution would can only be reached after the LTTE has been wiped out.
I DO NOT like the international community INTERVENING. however I would like the post war proccess be very transperent.

Seker Ramanan   May 12th, 2009 6:35 am ET

do you people know the history of LTTE.
LTTE is a harm for Tamils .
Great leaders like Rajiv Gandhi and hunderds of Tamil leaders been killed by LTTE.
so mind your own business . Or support the SL Army like you do in IRAQ and Afganisthan.

Kasun Chaturanga   May 12th, 2009 6:35 am ET

Why Should The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka?
This is an internal problem(the war against the terrorists) of Sri Lanka and it's not an ethnic crisis , it's just about the terrorist attacks.SL government has managed to solve the problem and there's very little time needed.We've seen how third parties involved the internal problems of the countries and destroyed all the values and harmony of them. US government has failed in Iraq and Afganistan and look at the pity situation those countries have faced.
SL government has shown their ability to finish the terrorism and it's a good example for all the world.

Jayantha   May 12th, 2009 6:36 am ET

LTTE is a bloody terrorist outfit that have perpitrated crime against humanity in the guise of a freedom movement.They ruthlessly murdered the former PM of India,namely Rajiv Gandhi. When they found that Rajiv was not helping to realise their objective, like what Mrs Gandhi did in Bangladesh, they did not hesitate to blast him. Tamils enjoy everything in Sri lanka. In the very recent past tamils have become the Attorney General, Police Chief( IGP ),some held top ministerial positions. A lot of tamils are holding top positions in the gevernmental institutions at professional level.
Some people who make a luxurious living as top NGO personnel thrive well by spreading false and exaggerated news,otherwise they have no way of justifying continuity of their positions.Some are under the payroll of such terrorist outfits.
So, the international community has no right whatsoever to intervene in the internal affairs of a democratic and soveregn state.

Kithsiri   May 12th, 2009 6:36 am ET

Only LTTE, the organizations and individuals gain lots of money from this situation and some of the Tamils who got asylum in rich countries (because of fear that they will lose the privilages they are having right now in developed countries) looking forward to worsen the problem for their own benefits. So they are spreading lots of fabricated stories about GOSL and SL forces. So, if anybody wants to know the real story, he or she should check from the hundred of thousands of Tamil IDPs who escaped LTTE and sought shelter in GOSL. If SL forces killed Tamil civilians, it would have taken about half an hour to put this problem in no- fire zone to end.

senthil   May 12th, 2009 6:37 am ET

if Sl gov can get help from india and china to do the war ...why not

bandara kodiththuvakku   May 12th, 2009 6:37 am ET

60 years of ethnic cleansing. The government has banned all the media from the conflict zone. Over 95% of Srilankan army being Sinhaleese and Tamils have been denied their rights. Sri Lanka is relating all this to LTTE. LTTE was only exist in 1983, but Srilankan Buddist extremist have killed Tamils in 1956, 1976. No one questioned. Tamil minorities suffered enough in the hands of Sinhala regime. They are killing innocent children, listen to both sides, don’t be fooled by SL government. Rajapaksha & Co are responsible for all the lives we’ve lost. I am sleepless seeing my own children being killed everyday, Mother’s days! Where is human kind. What more proof the world needs to witness, or all waiting to watch this as a history of genocide in Sri Lanka…it’s not too late. Let Tamils decide what they want..We are voiceless. i’ve never supported LTTE, but now I think, if there is not LTTE, there won’t be any Tamils left in SriLanka. We Cannot live with these Sinhala Buddist Extremists. I am not against all the Sinhaleese, but Majority of them are brain washed. Please save the innocent tamilsYES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Bandara   May 12th, 2009 6:39 am ET

For those who live luxurious lives in other countries can build up false facts and figures and try to convinse people of other countries, who infortunately beleave like morons, those who chose to stay back in this country are with this government be them tamil or sinhala.
They are well taken care of by the govt. Its the LTTE who dont let them be. If the LTTE really need a ceasefiire why dont they surrender, Taliban or LTTE terrorists are terrorists and those who supports them are also terrorists.
Those who live some fancy lives in some exotic destinations please dont worry about the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. We will take good care of them like our brothers and sisters. No matter what the race is we all are effected by this good for nothing LTTE.

Aitzaz   May 12th, 2009 6:39 am ET

We should help them instead of intervening in these matters. This useless approach is responsible for the hatered and insurgency all over the world.

Shyamal   May 12th, 2009 6:39 am ET

And also international community should note that an outcome of these type of online poll should not be any sort of guidance for decision making. Since as we see the suffered party has suffered enough and they breath today due to the governments attempt to give them enough food supplies, water & medical treatment.

They do not have access to internet to participate this...Please take that in to note.. Who does say yes are the people whom are afraid of getting thier "Refugee Visa" cancelled and who will have to say good bye to the luxurious lives they spent in Western countries.

Chelvan   May 12th, 2009 6:39 am ET

Yes, Its duty to IC because its failed to stop war in Sri Lanka. IC failed to make economic barriers aganist SL. Reconsider events in the past. After 2002, LTTE and GOSL had six talks in many countries. Did any matters implement by GOSL? What were achievements by Ranil's Government? Even Representatives of GOSL were unable to make decisions. How does IC consider tamils like to vote for Ranil in the Presidential Election.

At present, there is a state terrorism in Sri Lanka. GOSL, Sexual Forces and regime sponsored armed groups are in genocide its citizens. There were many cases of abductions, sexual harrasments, child abuses and killings of innocents, humanitarian workers and journalists. All crimes are in government controlled areas.

Its tooooooo late. IC kept silent. Indirectly IC including UN Secretary General approve these brutual activities of GOSL and blame LTTE for all.

International Community must consider LTTE's activities in your own countries and lift the ban

Make sturn decision in UN against Sri Lanka

Stop the war immediately.

Send the NATO forces to ensure peace.

Accelerate relief activities under direct supervision of UN Agencies.

Shashi   May 12th, 2009 6:39 am ET

LTTE is hiding behind Tamil civillians, using them as a human shield.

If they were real fighters they will come out and face the troops. LTTE is scared to do that. Even th Pro-LTTE community is not asking them to leave the civillians free.

International community should intervene in their own countries by controlling the activities of this most brutal terrorist group. Pro-LTTE groups are becomming increasingly uncontrollable even for the international community. Many SL embassies (even temples) are being attacked by LTTE supporters arround the world. Action speaks louder than words! Hope international community can hear that.

Roxette   May 12th, 2009 6:40 am ET

oh! CNN!! why did you stop the poll when the majority of of voters were beginning to say that the international community must NOT get involved?? shame on you CNN!!

Jerome   May 12th, 2009 6:40 am ET


gihan   May 12th, 2009 6:40 am ET

With my experience what I can say is that Tamil community who loves there nationality ask LTTE to release innocent civilians. They all may not seen the videos of tamil civilians fleeing from LTTE hand to government controlled area. Tamils who are in south live peacefully and happily with Sinhalese community. Most of the Tamils lives in overseas does not no what is happening over here. They get wrong picture from LTTE propaganda or else they went overseas by LTTE for their activities. I have seen some teenagers protest in overseas who never have been in Sri Lanka and supporting to LTTE. Do they have been in north during the period of last 30 years? We need only one country. We all Sri Lankans.
Dear all please understand the real situation over here and try to help innocent Tamil civilians by helping them to stand up from their feet.
Please ask Prabakaran to release innocent people if he is real warrior.
thank you

Venura Athukorala   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

Foolish people who live out side Sri Lanka are deceived by LTTE the rotuhles and biggest lying terrorist organisation in the world

is there any person who has made comments against the govrenment who lives in Sri Lanka. answer is no.

out side fools does not know about the real situation

LTTE kills their own people for their greed for power and put it on the government and the media people around the world publish that to sell their media
they don't care whether it's the truth or not
what the care is that the news will make a good story

this includes BBC and many other popular international media

please don't support the killers who kill their own kind and blame the others

OSPM   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

Why should anyone intervene the internal problems of Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is in the process of saving the world’s largest amount of hostages from the world’s most ruthless, barbaric, uncivilised herd of terrorists!
This is pure terrorism and those who called themselves “International community” includes terrorist promoters and supporters who live marketing a war in a country. Some have direct and indirect benefits to run their underground business. WE ARE SO CONFIDENT ABOUT THIS because so called “International community” did not intervene when terrorists kill innocent civilians regardless of the social group!

PER   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

Where were all these international media when LTTE killed so many civilians in Sri Lanka.Why don't you all have a poll about civilian in Afganisthan.The whole wold is fighting against terrorisum we are doing the same.It seems International media only believes what terrorist publish.Why not check with Sri Lankan authorities and air your news.If we are to sweep the terrorist away you all have to help us instead of having useless polls.We are an independent country.We live with Tamils here in Sri Lanka.Only a very few are saying that they have problems with Sinhalese.The prime example is our national cricket team.Mutthaya Muralitharan he is a Tamil he plays with ten(10) sinhalese dose he have a problem.Stop these things .See the real picture.Those who supported terrorism with money are desperate to see a separate land.Why a amputated international media like CNN want to have a poll like this.It's better to have a poll like do you want terrorisum or not.Hope you all understand.Look at the problem from the people who suffered.Thank you.

siva   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

Because the struggle, although categorised as an internal struggle, it has always been enhanced by international intervention and international aids.

International Community is now entering into almost all internal conflicts where human sufferings require actions to go beyond political boundaries

Bandara   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

Those who wish to build up ur dream EElaaam or what ever, it will be when hell freezes over.

Guney   May 12th, 2009 6:41 am ET

What i am saying is FIRST come to Sri Lanka. See whats happening here. Then put your comment. Our Friends, Mothers, Fathers killed by LTTE BOMS. Our SL Mothers, Fathers Friends didnt tried to kill Tamil friends. So think abt it.

Shehara   May 12th, 2009 6:42 am ET

LTTE is the worst terrorist organization in the world. We Sri Lankans living here has suffered more than anybody in the hands of this terror. When hundreds of villagers including babies, women and children were massacred where was the international community? When we lost our friends and loved ones daily for suicide bombings where were these so called international community?
Does the international community know that more than 60% tamils live with us in the south ? Being a child care specialist, I have personally spoken to the IDP families that have now come to the Govt. areas and the stories they have to say about the LTTE is horrendous. I have personally helped innocent children who were shot by the LTTE whilst trying to escape, and we Sri Lankans want the best for them. The poorest of poor ordinary Sri Lankans are donating all what they have to the IDPs and this is an example for the world to see what compassion is all about! We all want to live in peace and we need this terror wiped out from our country.

Duty of the International community is to help Sri Lanka at this juncture by providing assistance to the IDPs and help the Govt. to develop the north and east of the country. We also need assistance to rehabilitate the child soldiers of LTTE. What is the developmental work done by the LTTE for the past 30 years? Their leaders lived in luxury whilst the innocent people were used to build bunkers and forced to be suicide bombers.

The so called tamil Diaspora has never lived in this country. Some even can’t locate Sri Lanka in the world map. Please wake up from your sleep and face reality. Rather than being a bunch of idiots protesting on the roads, help your own people at least now.

International Community please don’t’ give a lifeline to these LTTE terrorist and their ruthless leader Prabakaran!!

Mano R   May 12th, 2009 6:42 am ET

How can the world stand back and know that innocent people (young and old)are being tortured and killed – It is HORRIFIC – It is High time that a stand is taken to intervene – STOP THE BLOODSHED – YES,YES,YES,YES,......

Tissa Atukorala   May 12th, 2009 6:42 am ET

The western countries showed a blind eye when Hitler was killing the Jews. They had the same blind eye when the LTTE terrorists killed all the Sinhales and the Muslims who were living in the Northen and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka . Finally now, we have a duly elected goverment of Sri Lanka with a visible backbone to stand up to the LTTE terrorists and save all innocent, irrespective of their race and protect the soverignity of our nation. We do not need western countries like Canada, U.K., Norway or France that allowed LTTE opertaives to systamatically collect under threats, tens of million of dollars to purchase the most sophisticated weapons to preach peace to our nation.
If Sri Lankan forces want, all they need to do is to drop a couple of bombs to eliminate the terrorists. However, the goverment knows that they have a duty to safeguard the innocent. That is why this last stand has taken this much of time. Sri Lankan goverment has the right to protect all people from the LTTE murderers.

Andy   May 12th, 2009 6:43 am ET

Should The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka?

Ok how about this.

Should The International Community Intervene In USA?
Should The International Community Intervene In UK?
Should The International Community Intervene In Israel?
Should The International Community Intervene In Turkey?
Should The International Community Intervene In India?
Should The International Community Intervene In Pakistan?

All those countries are fighting against the Terrorist.
So why are there two policies?
Specially the USA And UK.

The are helped the Al Quida when the Russians fighting with them.
Now thy are paying the Price.

Also India Help the LTTE earlier days. They also pay the price with Prime minister Rajivs life.

sudeshan pilleyi   May 12th, 2009 6:43 am ET

Why none is talking about the ruthless genocide done by LTTE when they are strong in last two decades. They bombed in buses filled with innocent people, many religious places filled with prayers, not only Sinhalese but also Tamils & Muslims. but see now all the ruthless bombing has been stopped throughout the country but unfortunately still they are showing their bloody selfishness by keeping their own people as a human shield to get fulfilled their own business.

pathum   May 12th, 2009 6:44 am ET

LTTE is the terrorist organization. do not help to LTTE

kolla   May 12th, 2009 6:45 am ET

Sri Lanka is fighting with problem last 30 years. The LTTE are a terrorist organisation who use child soldiers, pioneered suicide bombings and currently holding Tamil civilians as hostages. If international community were to intervene then should we not do the same in other parts of the world where a war on terror is being faught such as in Afganistan or Iraq!!

Gobinath   May 12th, 2009 6:45 am ET

We are in Manner. Tamils who are in abroad or International community do'nt know really what happen in Sri Lanka. LTTE are killing our own people. Let's put a stop in LTTE.

AL Capone   May 12th, 2009 6:45 am ET

The international community was never a help anyway when we needed them most. Hats off to Mahinda Rajapakse for the bold moves he is making and the firm stand. Love You BOSS.

As for the WEST, please lay off. Please stop killing innocent people in Afghan/Iraq.After doing that please come to Sri Lanka and guide ue how not to kill civilians. Till then -- -.

Balakrishnan   May 12th, 2009 6:45 am ET

Enna panuranuga appavi makalai kolvathaka srilanga army irrukirathu??? kanu munadi ithana perai koluranuga en entha oru nadum maunamaga ulathu.???? appavi makal amm avakaluku tamil therithathal ... ithai thaduka namal ana muyachi yedupom....

Jayalath   May 12th, 2009 6:47 am ET

First of all, what is happening in Sri Lanka should be considered as an internal matter. International community – if they want to support – then they should be supporting the SL government to end this terrorism problem once and for all. When the SriLankans (whether it is Tamil or Sinhalese or anyone else) were suffering for more than 30 years, no one was their to talk about them.

I can't understand some people's attitude here. Some say that Tamils should live freely and they should have the dignity. Give us examples where you have lost you dignity and where you do not have freedom. Haven't you forgotten that Sinhala people can’t go to North and East freely but you all are allowed to go anywhere in the country? Haven't you forgotten that most of the businesses in Colombo are run by Tamils?

Please forget about numbers and percentages. Some may have come as immigrants to work here. Some may have been here. No matter how, we all have lived happily for years. What is the requirement to divide this small country? If you come up with examples how the governments have treated some Tamils, I must say that the treatment received by governments to anybody is the same. Don't forget that other also can argue with figures and examples. If someone asks why not Tamil Nadu given as a separate country where most of the Tamils are living, what is the answer?

Even in other countries the situation is the same unless you are in Middle East where everyone knows how things work. These so called international communities will not open their mouths in these countries. They all come to show their power to poor and small countries like SL.

As I understand, everyone who is trying to save LTTE is doing so to keep their business and jobs. They might be earning millions of dollars from this terrorism and NGO business. Some might be doing it with hidden agendas such as political power. Norway might be having some agreement with LTTE as well.

Why these international communities act with double standards when it comes to terrorism problems in other countries? Where are they when US is shelling bombs in other countries? Where are so called human rights organizations and NGOs?

This government may not be perfect but at least everybody should support the stand they have taken to get rid of terrorism and to make life better for everyone.

Those who thinks that LTTE is fighting for a right cause or those who are trying to give a life line to terrorism may not have suffered from this problem or they may not have any experience on it. As a person and family who have suffered, we know what we talk about. All who have suffered for years from this LTTE issue in SL would no doubt agree with me.

karan   May 12th, 2009 6:47 am ET

SL brutal governement is using some strategic words for justify the genocide of tamils. war on terror , war for peace ,, humanity rescue operation.. but it is obviouse that these brainless government is not ending the war.. but producing the 1000s of prabaharans and 1000s of sucide bombers by genociding their blood relations... I never ever thing that those wounded mind childrens and youth will be silent in the future.. For sure they are going to become Prabaharans and sucide bombers to kill the brutal evils.

kasun   May 12th, 2009 6:47 am ET

This is internal matter NOT an international matter

thats what i feel.

Gayan   May 12th, 2009 6:47 am ET

What right the damn international community have to intervene with an internal matter of a sovereign nation? Huhhh, do you think that the western world is the "world police" and that you have every right to intervene in the activities of smaller nations? We are fighting the world's deadliest terrorist organisation in Sri Lanka, not a small rebel group. If you want to eradicate terrorism; as the western world always murmur but always act otherwise (:P), help us to fight terrorism.

Dulip Selwam   May 12th, 2009 6:48 am ET

We regrate about international commiunity & Tamil brothers who are living out side of sri lanka.
We support LTTE. But ther kill our civilians when they try to go out from them.
Fucking LTTE go to hell....!
We r living sri lanka.... we know the situation.... In Jaffana we r safe.
We r sri lankans.... We like to stay with all sinhala musilm people.

Dayal Shankar   May 12th, 2009 6:48 am ET

If IC get involved at this stage and interrupt the most successful war against terror in this world; the whole world will have to regret for rescuing the most ruthless bunch of terrorist of all time. Sri Lanka government is doing a great job in finishing off these barbarians. IC should support them to finish the job off. LTTE is having most destructive weapons than the Al Quida. They re-sell arms to terror groups in Africa. In short; LTTE is the greatest threat to this world; not the Al Quida. So, let's get together and help Sri Lanka to finish this job

For the main question; a big NOOOOOOO!

Shankar from Mumbai

Rajesh Pillai   May 12th, 2009 6:48 am ET



Anushka   May 12th, 2009 6:48 am ET

This is not a job all of U rubbishers......:fingures:

kuga   May 12th, 2009 6:49 am ET

Ashok Hingorani please get a history lesson before you make any comments about Sri Lanka, if anything its the Sinhalese who should get out of Sri Lanka the Tamils have always lived in SL, and for a number of years had control of the whole Island. The Sinahlese have neved lived in the north east!!!.

The only reason the Sri Lankan government is making progress at present is thanks to the Indians and Chinese who are both trying to get a foothold in the country, this is a highly strategic move by both govts.

Gowri   May 12th, 2009 6:49 am ET

I do not care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Protect the innocent civilians from slaughtering. Every Human on the EARTH has his/her right to live. It is not the case in Sri Lanka.


CNN, what are you doing why are not you out there on the ground. Reporting the reality.

Vijey   May 12th, 2009 6:50 am ET

The GOSL is destroying terrorist groups who is involving different terrorist activities. It cans either JVP or LTTE.If they go against the democratic selected government law they deceive the civil law whomever it is no matter. This is basic thing most of LTTE supporters living around the world do not understand or try to cover it up. Because they collect fund in the name of civil war in the Sri Lanka.
I am living in Colombo, Wellawatta area and most of Tamils peoples are living their since long time no problem even nowdays.If they so called separate elaam or land then we will have to leave our hometown at wellawatta and go there and live. What nonsense talks. I do not want to leave my native place at Colombo and we live any where in the island. Those who talk lot do not know what the reality of behind this is.

They talk what they heard from LTTEs and not real news in the country.

Sri Ganesh Babu   May 12th, 2009 6:50 am ET



thavisha   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET

Sri Lanka is our country. A forighner coming from a far away land does not have any interest on our people. Our people are our responsibility. Our presidednt Mahinda Rajapakse the great is commited to that responsibility.

He went all the way to kilinochchi and had a glance of his citizens trapped under the cluthes of LTTE.

He overlooked at IDP's from the skys of Pudumathalan through UAV sky planes.

He has made it his first priority to protect and enforce them (IDP's) from the terrorists who are killing their own tamils.

The people in our country whether they are sinhalese, muslims, or tamils it is our responsibility. Our president is commited to that.

We dont need forighn intervention for our things!

Shaaaa   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET

Only the people live in Sri Lanka must wote for this.
Out siders do not know the real situation here.

I don't think this poll is giving the correct picture. forget Sinhalese...ask from the Tamil people who was rescued by SL army. Internet poll will not give the real picture.

Jayanandi   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET

NO........No , no no
The LTTE is not different from Thalibans, killing their own people, massacring them. Is this the liberation that they are talking? LTTE has a lengthy record of killing, bombing, massacring innocent civilians in this country for more than 25 years. As a Sri Lankan, living here for thirty long years I know how the Sinhalese majority treat the other nationalities. They are treated equally. There is no inhumanity or ill treatments for them. Believe me, as a Sinhalese I was not able to travel to the Northern and Eastern parts of the country freely in the past decades. But, there are so many Tamils living here in Colombo and in suburbs without any problem. The are free to live in any part of the country. They have all the freedom here. And the Sinhalese are willing to live in harmony with other nationalities. The LTTE leader is nothing more than a bloodiest terrorist who has the thirst for power. He was having a luxurious life in the north-western while his fellow Tamils were having poor life conditions, his kids were getting comfortable lives while the other Tamil kids were forced to have vepons and join the so called liberation war. Is this the equality that he is talking? The intervention of the International will only make the situation worst. Learn from the world, what has happened in Afghanistan, and in Iraq? We never want this tiny land to become another Afghanistan. We as Sri Lankans love to live in happiness in a war free country. We don’t want the world’s deadliest terrorist organization to be operated from our land. We do not want LTTE here that is the simplest thing I could say.

Satish   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET

Why CNN has no voting for "Talaiban" or "Al-quaida". Why the international commnity is having diffrent treatement to a same kind of terrorist groups. This is hypocracy of both international media and countires should be stopped. Let the Sri Lankans solve their internal problem !!!

Satish from Tamil Nadu

H   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET


While the Sri Lankan government is hardly angelic and the Tamil minority has many valid, serious grievances, I doubt this is the sensible way to go about addressing them:

1. Suicide bombing
2. Recruitment of child soldiers (one from each family on average)
3. Drug trafficking and extortion within the Tamil Diaspora as a means of fundraising
4. Systematic elimination of rival Tamil groups and moderate Tamil leaders critical of the rebels
5. Re-arming during negotiation periods, and more recently,
6. Holding civilians in a war zone against their will.

International intervention should have been called for many years ago – in order to help establish a powerful civil rights movement. Instead a militant group was formed. Extremists among the Sinhalese are a very vocal and powerful group, but are by no means the majority. If it were not for the Tamil Tigers, moderates would have had an easier time defeating the extremists. Alas, it was not to be.

L. Wijewaqrdane   May 12th, 2009 6:51 am ET

SriLanka is trying to eradicate the terrorism from their country. LTTE is the most ruthless, dangerous & capable terrorist organization in the world. Government in SriLanka and their most talented & diciplined force in this part of the world has shown the capability of doing this job. For the sake of the peace loving communities in the world, do not even think or try to intervene their domestic problem. But, the rest of the world can do one thing that suppress the LTTE terrorism growing up in the other countries attacking the diplomatic missions there and harrasing the peaceful citizens.
Please do not try to disturb the anti-terrorist humanitarian operations in SriLanka for any reason. If they do so the whole world will have to pay for this blunder in near future.
If any one who has sympathy for the human rights, please intervene into the operations that killes hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan & Palastine due to the Ariel Attacks there.

Leelsena   May 12th, 2009 6:52 am ET

Why international community is to be asked to come to Sri Lanka ? When people were killed by LTTE, those crooks were providing arms to LTTE through UN Food programs, Tsunami aid programs, Red cross programs etc. Now they are looking for protecting LTTE. Why after this was finished, then they will have a big market fall for weapons and arm sales? These are the petty intentions they have in mind. Poor tamil people are trapped because of the international rackets.

Sri Lanka can handle this war and protect those suffering Tamil people. They are part of Sri Lankans, not LTTE uttering that they are suffering. Let LTTE to make them freed rather than keepung as a human shield, this is what is now wanted. This can be done by SL Forces.

A.Perera   May 12th, 2009 6:53 am ET

Dear all at CNN ,

As a news braodcaster , I feel that your job is to report news happenings around the Globe. It is not for you to decide what is to be done to solve International issues. People who listen to your news broadcasts would decide on how to solve issues. Hence I feel that your question on Sri Lanka is not your business/problem , but it should be merely a news item only. Please do not try to be the Policeman of the World just like your home country , the United States ( which has already created enough problems for all human beings around the globe ) .

Also I feel that this meanece should be eradicated once & for all ( these tigers / LTTE have killed Sinhalese Presidents , Tamil Politicians and even an Indian Prime Minister ) .

One small question to the tamil community living in Western Countries & Canada – if the LTTE wins the war will any of you return to live in the North of the Country ? . . . . under the dictatorship of the LTTE ? . . . . I dont think a single tamil person would return except for a holiday . . . so guys just dont make an unneccessary fuss about this matter . . . .

Dilshan Perera
Sri Lanka

Robin   May 12th, 2009 6:53 am ET

Heard Sri Lankan Goverment Lobbying heavily through its EMBASSIES to say NO.



Sumanasena   May 12th, 2009 6:53 am ET

Sri Lanka has been struggling with this conflict more than 30 years.
International community has never been involved to stop the suicide attacks that took place around the country by LTTE terrorists. International community has kept quiet for 30 years and now why so sympathy now to intervene is the big puzzle. Not to give the wrong image about international community, but the question needs to be asked is that since when those of who are became LTTE terrorist sypathizers? International community has never bothered to stop the LTTE terrorism and kept quiet when suicide attacks took place and killed many leaders and civilians. International community did not intervene in the early stages of LTTE terrorists, which helpd to raise themselves much stronger which is what I think today also what some countries would like to see. Mind your own business is the good way to go in this case, for something would not let Sri Lanka handle for 30 years, now all the doors have opened to handle properly. NOOOOOOOOO INTERVENE NEEDED, THAT ONLY JUST MAKE THINGS WORST.

Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 6:54 am ET

We are not figting with other country , so we can solove this porblam plzz backoff ...

SD   May 12th, 2009 6:54 am ET

We have faced the full blast of sniper fire and multi barrel attacks in the name of fake diplomacy and dubious humanitarian exercises and still emerged triumphantly to defeat terrorism. Equally difficult has been to overcome the onslaught from western sources appearing in pseudo humanitarian garb to preach sermons which they fail to practice.

Name it -we have had it- Negotiations, Monitoring, Ceasefires, Failed State, R2P, Human Indexes, Economic Indicators, Travel Restrictions, Humanitarian Interventions, Amnesty, Searches for Strictures and Sanctions, Peace Missionaries, NGO Onslaughts, Human Rights Commissions with Foreign Observers. Yet we have surmounted these obstacles-survived and succeeded.

We could never have overcome these poison darts if not for the support of the international community. It is the numerically majority club (unlike the handful who pretend to represent the International Community) which stood firmly beside us at times of crisis. They never flinched or flickered for a moment in their support of our just cause to wipe out terrorism unlike those human rights angels who have agendas which are in conflict with their outward appearances and utterances.

The fake international community is vocal because of their links to the giant media mafia. It is through media manipulation the opinion of a powerful but numerically few are blown out of proportion to reflect as the custodian voice of the international community.

In the forefront are the giants China and Russia along with Pakistan and Japan whose solid espousal in our favour makes us eternally grateful to them. The countries of South and South East Asia along with most of the countries in the Non Aligned Movement, Arab and the Socialist Block together with the Latin American countries stood by us in the difficult days. They were the genuine majority who spoke but were not reported in the media. It is the voice of the majority that stood in our stead to prevent any international repercussions or ramifications.

Special mention must be made of Brazil, Australia and Maldives which not only denounced terrorism in Sri Lanka as most other countries but did specifically refer to LTTE atrocities which many failed to do in international forums.

The countries we cannot forget are Iran and India. They have showered us with immense support at critical times when the western powers attempted to reduce our international standing.

India with its diverse political complexions in a complicated election year have acted with restrain and care amidst its own internal pressures from a enigmatic Tamil Nadu with its shifting and swaying political opinion . We must understand and respect the plight of India which has come a long way from its shameful past to be a true friend in our hour of need. We must have the maturity to appreciate this factor.

It's an iconic image- thousands crossing from the territory controlled by the LTTE to government controlled area. The look on their faces tells the story comprehensively. The visuals blend to reality in perfection-a disenchanted people held in captivity escaping from the LTTE bondage.

Still the UK, US and France have failed to decipher either the message or the image? They are too adroit and are not nitwits to be taken to cuckoo land? What exactly is their one-upmanship or gamesmanship? The possible answer has to be elicited on speculation with hard evidence to form an intelligible analysis.

(a) They have a vote base in the Tamil Diaspora which can deliver a block vote if properly stage managed which can be significant at a close election

(b) The concepts of neo liberalism associated with the ruling governments of the West and the benefits that can be extracted by supporting the underdog

(c) The spectacular success of the our Security Forces which the West has been unable to emulate with better fire power and infrastructural advantages which they are reluctant to concede and the accompanying element of green jealous eyes of our success.` (d) Their belief the LTTE can confer to the West greater share of economic benefits from our natural resources

(e) Since Sri Lanka is not a client or servile state of the West there are insidious attempts to destabilise it especially because of our relationships with the countries of the Non Aligned Movement, Socialist and Afro Arab and Asian Block and G77. LTTE concentrates totally on the West and are their underground darlings.` (f) Politicians at the helm or at its brink have long being assiduously courted by the LTTE which our Embassies have miserably failed to achieve; these links are being duly exploited by the LTTE

(g) The obvious bias of the Nordic nations as seen during the Monitoring exercise under the CFA;

Did the West ever speak in favour of Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden and seek an amnesty for their organisations? Who is directing the Pakistanis to go after the Taliban? Do they fail to see with magnanimity with which Daya Master and George Master are being treated on surrendering? Why should the civilians on whose behalf they bargain, cross over to us from the LTTE? Ask the civilians whom they prefer to live with, LTTE or us?

Go West or more precisely the Neo Liberal West, if you desire to graduate in double standards in diplomacy. Just like in the local environment, it is the internationalised Left leaning politicians (distinguishable from the Patriotic Nationalistic Left) who tango openly or stealthily with the Tigers. In that sense the more conservative and right leaning politicians of the west (unlike in Sri Lanka) appreciate the scourge of terrorism rather than the pinkies who are friends of terrorism, provided their countries are secure.

It is wrong to blame the entirety of the West because some countries have acted with responsibility like Spain. It is ironic that Mexico who commenced the campaign for the Tigers to subject us to UN sanctions.

One thing is for sure- it is the these same western countries who will hunt our war heroes- not to take them to international human rights commissions- but to famed defence academies to learn the art of defeating terrorism with a human face. In 25 years there is bound be volumes written on Sri Lanka's successful war against terrorism and Prabhakaran and his band of outlaws will be in the rouges gallery before becoming a mere ugly blot in history.


thilaga   May 12th, 2009 6:54 am ET

yes, Last Sunday and Monday over 2000 Tamil peoples were killed by the Srilankan government. (Srilankan Governmet used chemical bomb) Rajapaksha and his brothers always telling lies. All tamil peoples hate srilankan government.

dinusha from sri lanka   May 12th, 2009 6:55 am ET

i think US government should mind their own business. Actually they cant fight.that why they lost their war in IRAQ. but in here, SL government about to win by using very old equipment. so i think US people are very "J" about our dear Americans mind ur own business and try to do it correctly.

Ruwan   May 12th, 2009 6:55 am ET

Dear Readers,

I thinks International Community has got the message what they wanted to see.
IC wants to see whether the "people in Sri Lanka is still fighting each other". they are happy if we have the internal problem. so that they know Sri Lanka cannto stand up as a developped country. that is what they need.

Dear friends,.....sinhalese, tamils, muslims, buddhists, christians, hindus.. we are Sri Lankans, who were born on the SL soil. Its our prime duty to build this country not to start fighting again.


I think whole Sri Lankans are fed-up with fighting. We need our beautiful country to shine with peace. so I think interferance of IC is not needed. They bring new diseses into the country.

Let us join hands to overcome the common enemy..

Diluka Fernando   May 12th, 2009 6:55 am ET

You people know what? LTTE sucks.....!! If your mother, father or your loved ones are killed by a bomb blast, you LTTE supportive bastards won't utter a word!!

Dasunpriya Anuradha   May 12th, 2009 6:55 am ET

It's okay to have these kind of voting, etc to get more readers to cnn, but these will not take into account when it comes to an internal problem in a country. So WHAT EVER THE PERCENTAGE BARS SHOWS FOR "YES" PLEASE MIND SOME THING, SRI LANKA IS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY. NO ONE SHOULD PUT HAND IN TO INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF SRI LANKA..

Thank you.

Creasen Pillay   May 12th, 2009 6:55 am ET

Can see some of you here are totally clueless about the LTTE. You'll have been brainwashed by the media and Sri Lankan Govt. The LTTE are not terrorist but freedom fighters. Yes they are fighting for a little piece of land where tamils can live safely in sri lanka. That is all. And for this we get labled as terrorists. Grow up. please.

ShaR   May 12th, 2009 6:56 am ET

The Sri Lankan government is grossly incompetent and inept in its communication skills. At the end of the day, the brave soldiers in the front lines pay the price and get a bad name, simply because government officials don't know how to speak or react. A little transparency would've helped the government immensely. But instead of opening up and portraying the LTTE for what they are, the ministers including our own presidents brother, who is unabashedly foul-mouthed, goes on babbling. We seriously need a bunch of educated people with integrity in this government. It's run amok by people who used to pump gas at gas stations in the US and are terribly unfamiliar with international relations.

MASK   May 12th, 2009 6:56 am ET

When US is fighting terrorism it's "The fight against the terrorism" when Sri Lanka is doing the same they call it "Genoside" . That's how the International community behaves. So never shoould the IC intervene sri lanka's fight against TERRORISM!!!!

Srilankan   May 12th, 2009 6:56 am ET

The Gov of Sri Lanka is fighting against the LTTE and not against the innocent tamil people. but the international community(Tamil diaspora)
says this is a genocide. But we know the the reason why they are so interested in this matter. Because most of the tamils living in Canada, USA, UK , etc have refugee visas and if the Sri Lankan Gov clean the LTTE and bring peace to Sri Lanka, they will loose their Visas and they have to come to Sri Lanka. So that is the main reason. And the current situation is all the sinhala people are helping those tamil refugees.
So how can this be called as GENOCIDE.

ruhu   May 12th, 2009 6:58 am ET

This is an internal problem. we can solve this.

mohamed   May 12th, 2009 6:58 am ET

this war is almost end and every one forget fotgeten the ltte done to muslims, they killed the muslim and send them as refugies in 1990's now they try to show they are innercent, but any one talking about the human rights please fine the human right violation done by ltte past 30 years, if the government allowed the llte to reorganized then it will make more damages, i wish ltte should disarmed and surrendered, international community is not a good solution , because see iraq and afganistan did the find any weapons of mass destruction but the found the 15% oil tax , dont sell weapons to terrorist, i'm asking develop country to stop selling weapon to kill people, they are the people terrorist

Thamizhachi Bhuvana..   May 12th, 2009 6:58 am ET

Yes.. IC should intervene in this issue.. Tamils are being Killed because for the only reason "THEY ARE TAMILIANS" If SL wants to eradicate LTTE then why should they bomb hospitals and schools.
It is inhuman. If it is a country if equality, then why there is not even a single Tamilian in their army.
SL is killing innocent Tamilians. IC should intervene as soon as possible.

Abdulla   May 12th, 2009 6:58 am ET

There is no different between what is happening in Pakistan and what is happening in sri lanka. If such question arises it should be valid to other places in this world.
Tamils are the biggest nation not having country to get a country for them they went through very wrong path call terrorism and that struggle came to the end.
Taliban had own country but they lost and still fighting is going through terrorism.
Both LTTE and Taliban to be demolished from this world Unfortunately in that experience, because of their terrorism nature it hurts to civilians.
THEIR SHOULD NOT BE ANY CIVILIAN CASUALTY IF LTTE LET THEM TO GO. So called Tamil Diaspora is not against killing Tamils (their relatives) by LTTE instead they carrying LTTE falg.

Bala   May 12th, 2009 6:58 am ET

The issue here is innocent Tamil civilians from Vanni. They were driven out of their homes, deneid their normal life and now denied their right to live. Goverment doest not treat the Tamils as normal citizens. Hundres of thousands already left the country and the rests are suffering. If the Tamils are not openly express their opinion , then they can live as second class citizens. 1956 was the first turning point in the country race relations when Sinhalese was made only official language. Then in 1983 was the second turining point when the goverment permit the thugs to kill and loot tamils and burn their business and properties, I think this is now third turnin point where goverment sponsered killing of Tamils in hundres and thousands. The situation has gone to point that Tamils all over the world hate the Sinhala dominated Goverment and military

monirathnam   May 12th, 2009 6:59 am ET

no need to help the international community and UN to LTTE Terrerist.
Let the Srilankan government compleatly eliminate terrorism from there.

kuga   May 12th, 2009 6:59 am ET

Sajith W – Sri Lankan living in Dubai.

Not all Tamils were brought to the country by the British, the ignorance of some people astounds me!! It is only the Tamils of Indian origin who were brought to Sri Lanka during the latter half of the 1800s and early 1900s as cheap labout not SLAVES!. The Tamisl in the north east have always lived in that part of the country and are some of the most educated and sophisticated group of people in the world. As a matter of fact they built Sri Lanka, you can go back and check any records if you like....check the number of Tamils in public office as opposed to the majority Sinahalese in the first hald of the 1900s. Many Tamils were educated professionals and not SLAVES!! as you call them. THE KEY WORD HERE IS "TRUTH" PEOPLE NOT "IGNORANCE!!"

I'm sick and tired of Sinhalese portraying Tamils as a bunch of unsophisticated, ignorant group of pleabs, feel free to look at Tamils that live all over the world....they are extremely well educated and are doing quite well. You can do this as a direct comparison against Sinahalese!!

sandev   May 12th, 2009 6:59 am ET

internationa community should not. they are the one who helped LTTE and provide all vepons. further they appear as NGO an try to spoil our country for their own good will. We Respect tamils but not LTTE who kill their own nation.

Prasad   May 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

These International guys think Osama bin Laden is a terrorist. Because he blasted World Trade Center in USA. But Vellupille Prabakaran is a butterfly. Because most of these NGO guys job depending on the war. They love the war. They love terrorist. With this economy crisis they need to secure their jobs that's why they love terrorists. But they can't against US decision's regarding Obama or Iraq people. They all need money not people.

OK. Please note who vote "Yes" Sri Lanka is our county. No one can control us. We are on peoples side. Not money side. Keep your damn money. We can protect our country. International guys, mine your own business. We will take care of our country. We will rescues other tamil sivilian's too. We will bring you Prabakaran's tail. He don't have head.

Damn! LTTE & LTTE friendly NGOs.

elamaran   May 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

whats happening in srilanka is Genocide , do you think it should happen to the worlds one of the ancient cultural language people.

Tamils are well cultured , has lot of tolerance and hard workers .

it should not happen to them at any cost.

even though many Tamilians contributed significance part of development of India ,

the way Indian government and international community behavious are absolutely against Tamils.

people like Abdul Kalam keeping quite wonders me a lot.

International community should and must intervene in this matter.

countries like pakistan and china supporting srilankan government to get benefit on their defence deals and need to have control over srilanka to counter India.

the other way India doesnt want to see that happend , so India voluntarily helping the srilankan governmnet to keep china and pakistan away , but ultimately its Tamils those who live there loosing their lives .

this should not happen to any community in the world.

we are the people who teached the world about hospitality , but the world is teaching the other way to Tamils. will know the pain only ..if ur brothers or sisters or even ur friends are happened to be the victim of srilankan conflict .

pls ..pls Tamils..provide them the basics atleast.

i dont believe people who are ruling the srilanka are proper Budha followers .

Budha never asked to kill any one....!

In fact no religion in the world will do so....

pls help ...

Jazz   May 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

For all those non residents of S/L wo have commented, you'll have no idea what goes in this country, you are just awaken all of a sudden after 30 yrs to a noice of LTTE terrorists crying for help when they are taking their last breth..!!! All you guys go back to sleep!!! 'cas there were nobody to help when all sri lankan's (tamils and Sinhalease) shouted out for the last 30 yrs for help when these terrorist killed the citizens and leaders of the country tamils as well and sinhalease. i.e. late foriegn minister a very respected leader both by the sinhala and tamil comunities of Sri Lanka Dr. Lakshman Kadiragama and many more. So this is not a ethnic problem, and definitly no genocide, all these people who refered sri lanka to genocide go back refer your data or dictornary. If at all there is genocide LTTE is reponsible for that, since they are holding inocent civilians as human sheilds and who ever frees from this LTTE kills them.

How do you deferentciate civilians in a gurrilla war??? Do gurrillas have uniform?? Who is a man dressed in ordinary clothes carries guns and fire arms and shoots at a country's army?? Who are they??

For people who just dont have thier facts right and history blurred please refer the Sri Lankan mosr ancient (one of worlds most ancient history books) Mahawansaya to figure out where the tamil civilian decended to sri Lanka from.

The tamilian civilians live harmoniously in the south with the Sinhalese without any problem. Working schooling playing and having enough and more inter marriage there is no Genocide nor any enthinc crisis. What Sri Lanka has is a manic trying to fullfill a selfish dream by abducting and brain washing little chidren of north and not deprive them of their education and giving guns to their hands. THose are the so called tamilis fighting for their rights? What do these people know otherthan what their leader preeches, they are deprived from the basic education even. On the other hand there are enough and more tamilis living in southern parts of Sri Lanka Harmoniously with their sinhalese neighbours.

The Sri Lankans (Tamils and Sinhalese and all other minorities) together have appointed their governement to protect them. This is a democratic country, If all sri Lankans together belive in what the governement is doing right now with the war let them do the damn war. Because it's problem of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan's only have suffered this for the last 30yrs let them finish. They are with their givernement so it's no one else's problem.

International Community Please Stay Away From it. Let Them Solve thier Own Problem.

Anuk   May 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

oh.. it seems like the LTTE has not killed anybody.
How sweet!!

the LTTE has killed more tamil people, and the tamils should be saved from the LTTE not from anybody else. This is an internal problem in sri lanka so nobody has the right to intervene. why is nobody talking about the killings done by the LTTE, they r the once who have created a genocide by taking hostage innocent tamil people.

Suthan   May 12th, 2009 7:00 am ET

Srilankan higcommisioner for Canada is running a secert team to look after these votings. So this voting is now turning around with desperate attempt by Srilanka and multiple voting. I think now votings have been forcefully turned into propaganda war between Tamils and Singhalese.
This is not true voting or true sampl rather created sample. Anyway voting have become good examble for how Srilakan government tries to decieve international community and how deep the ethinic contradiction between Tamils and Singhalese which is the root of the civil war.
Still Tamils will never stop until we achieve our freedom from Srilankan imperialists

Chanaka   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Seems the organized LTTE supporting tamil organizations got to work as immediately as this poll was posted. We saw it shooting up to 93% of YESs within the first 4 hours!

Do not forget LTTE is a terrorist organization NOT a rebel organization!

We do not kill our own people. Perhaps the hallucinated and brainwashed LTTE do that, who has left evidence of such throughout the last 3 dacades: suicide missions and countless Sinhala and Muslim ethnic cleansing in the war ravaged remote villages!

Sri Lankans will not give in...NEVER. We'll recover our land and rebuild it for the betterment of all of us.

dinusha from sri lanka   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

hey western people....what were ur feeling after 9/11 attack? just think ab that.u guys wanted to sweep territory activities from ur country na? same here....we are suffering from this past 30 mind ur own business...let us finish dis LTTE....they everyone can live free.....c ya.

Nishantha Anuruddha   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET


LTTE is a Shit for Sri Lanka. It should remove from that Country.
Now I think time has come to do that, i don't know what has done by the older rulers of Sri Lanaka, if they do that well they should be able to do this before today.

However i think it should Let the Sri Lankan government to eliminate terrorism from there Completely.


Tharanga   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Claim: Tamils are discriminated in Sri Lanka

Fact: A person from the majority Sinhalese cannot buy a piece of land in the North (prevented by a pact), but the Tamils can buy land anywhere in the country. Statistically speaking, Tamils are occupying more than their share in universities, in the civil service, the government and even in the private sector. From Sea Street to 4th Cross Street , there are certain trades and industries that "belong" to the Tamils, and no Sinhala or Muslim merchant can penetrate that.

A closer look at the transformation of Colombo and its suburbs will make any pea-brain understand who is having a better life and who is being pushed aside from the capital city. From Paskaralingam to Kadirgamar to Muralitharan, there are millions of Tamils who have flourished in this country. It is the Sinhala students who cannot attend the Jaffna University or the Eastern University , while the Tamil students enjoy their rights all over the country, including the Peradeniya University in the heartland of the Sinhala Buddhists. Even in Colombo , a Sinhala student is not admitted to any Tamil school, while all the Sinhala schools accept Tamil students.

From education, to civil service, to businesses and private sector, to land-ownership in Colombo – Tamils are enjoying more than their fair share. How would it be possible if there is so-called discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka ?

Kasun Fernando   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Did prabhakaran listen to International Community ever ? Did LTTE listen RED CROSS..UNITED NATIONS..At least Norway?NO.
If so how International Community will help to resolve this..But surely International Community can help Prabhakaran and it's blood bathing LTTE .

"The reckless disrespect shown by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for the safety of civilians has led to thousands of people remaining trapped in the area," Secretary General Ban said. (Source )

neha   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

please save tamils! srilankan government has murdered more then 3000 innocent tamils last days

Kim   May 12th, 2009 7:01 am ET

Does anybody know what all the people who want international intervention are doing for their so called kith and kin?

May be you didn’t guess it, they:
1. Make contributions to the LTTE to buy arms and help the LTTE harass, torture, kill their own Sri Lankan fellow Tamilans.
2. Does not lift a finger to improve the conditions of those in the LTTE Controlled Areas
3. Does not lift a finger to send relief supplies to the refuges that have cross to the GOSL controlled areas.

Who are the people that send supplies to feed, clothe and treat the displaced people that the LTTE has tortured, fired upon and suppressed……

Maybe you got it right this time…. It’s the Sri Lankan Sinhalese from all over the world.

Its is the same people who are accused of committing Genocide that is sending container after container load of food, clothing and medical supplies.

The reality is, if the GOSL and the Citizens of Sri Lanka, were interested in committing Genocide, why do they have to take so much time to capture the last 6 sq km? They could have bombed it in a matter of few hours and been done with it a month ago, without even risking any of the military lives. Any INTELLIGENT person could have figure this out.

Poll is being hacked in favour of "NO"   May 12th, 2009 7:02 am ET

At: 2:52 am Eastern Standard Time, May 12th, 2009

YES: 52%

NO: 48%

Rate is reduced to: 8.62%, it is an expected behavior

Explanation why the rate is reduced:
that the total number of votes is increasing but the votes registered within an hour is fixed, so the rate of change of vote percentage will decrease


kosala   May 12th, 2009 7:02 am ET

LTTE is most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.Even American forces also will loose like when they were in Vietnam.We are proud of SL army & GOSL.
This is internal problem we don't want international help or Community Intervene .
Tamils who are in abroad they know they will loose refugee status & pls go to sri lanka & see how tamil civillans are suffering because of LTTE.
Their only language is killing innocent poeple whether Tamil or Sinhaleese.
This is the first instance in the world , demolishing such a strongest terrorist organization without having much sophisticated wepons like America.
All western countries refused to sell wepons to SL.Thanks to China,Pakistan,India,Russia & Chec for their continous support.All western countries having double standared on world's terrorism.
Mind your own business................!

Chaminda   May 12th, 2009 7:02 am ET

I am really surprised how some Tamil Diaspora (Not all, there are some Diaspora who live in reality) live in a fairy tale and support LTTE murder innocent people irrespective of their races. Open your bloody eyes and stop hallucinating when you really know the truth. LTTE leaders like this idiotic Diaspora are leading a luxurious lifestyle with funds collected in the name of finding freedom for Tamils in Sri Lanka. What freedom are they talking about?, Why don’t you use the funds collected in the name of innocent people to visit Sri Lanka, come to Colombo, the capital city, there are more Tamils living here with other races, holidaying at hotels and leisure parks, McDonalds, KFC etc. Only the few trapped by LTTE are suffering. International community should not extend the suffering of those trapped by LTTE. International community should help the Sri Lankan government to put a stop to the brutal killing of LTTE murderers. They should help the government to look after the Tamils rescued from LTTE. I am a Sinhalese, my family has donated over Rs. 10,000 to help these rescued Tamils with food and clothing for the past 2 months. The place that I worked has donated over Rs. 2Mn. So, stupid Tamil Diaspora if you are so much concerned (crap), why don’t you come to SL and see the real situation. The President invited you to come and live in SL. Bring the money collected for the poor Tamils and really give it to the rescued Tamils till the government re-settles them after annihilating the LTTE. I think you have enjoyed enough with their money. After living for 30 years in this country with terror caused by LTTE, we still have the kindness to help the Tamil people irrespective of the bad publicity given to the Sri Lankans by a few idiotic Tamil Diaspora. Okay, lets say by bad publicity you bankrupt the country crippling its economy, what’s going to happen to the innocent Tamil people and other races who live in Sri Lanka. Use your brains, if you have any.

Sanath   May 12th, 2009 7:02 am ET

Sri Lankan Govt is doing it's best in fighting a tough war against the world's most ruthless terrorist organisation LTTE and it's NOT a fight against the Tamil People. Infact Srilankan Govt has saved lives of more than two hundred thousand innocent tamil civilians by getting them from LTTE custody. This is an internal issue. Hence International Community should mind their own business and should NOT Intervene In Sri Lanka. If they are so concerned about human lives, they should focus their attention on Afganistan and Pakistan where Americans are killing hundreds and hundreds of innocent civilians by aerial bombing and apologising later for their mistakes.

Milinda   May 12th, 2009 7:02 am ET

All TERRORIST SUPPORTIVE people from international community should intervene.

Others can let GOSL to handle the situation.

Dinusha   May 12th, 2009 7:03 am ET

If LTTE is freedom fighters... just think ... should it be LTTE holding poor Tamil civilians as human sheilds or shouldn't it be SL Gov?
If Prabakarn loves his people so much why in the world is he keeping them as shields? LTTE is terrorism and should be eliminated once and for all... yes the the whole world should support SL gov to end this war against terrorism and let all sri lankans (sinhala , Tamil, Muslim, Cristian etc) to peacefully without the fear of terror...
one sri lanka under one flag!!

Ganga   May 12th, 2009 7:03 am ET

Why cant international community mind their own business. Did the international community interfere with Iraq bombing and Gaza. Please let us solve our own problems. We sri Lankans are having a history and we have during acient kings time have won many wars. The international community is living on Sri Lankan tamil votes. They are worried that they will loose. The reality is Prabhakaran the international Terrorist and their movement is finished. Let us finish terrorism in our country and show the world and the other terrorist organisations that terrorism can be won.

Janaka   May 12th, 2009 7:04 am ET

No way – nothing to talk more, please look into the thuth from feeling people.

Tharanga   May 12th, 2009 7:04 am ET

Claim: Sri Lanka failed to recognise the demands of the Tamils and never offered a political solution

Fact: Sri Lanka did, but sadly the Tamils didn't recognise the power they had in their hands. The country switched from a 225-seater parliament that represented an MP per electorate to the Provincial Council System to satisfy the demands of the Tamils. This may not have been perfect, but it was a very good beginning. North and East were combined and offered in a silver platter to the terrorist leader twice, but he refused to enter the political stream. LTTE rejected democracy and took up arms, not once, not twice, but many a times. Every "Cease-Fire" ended in LTTE regrouping, re-arming and murdering hundreds of Sinhalese – the Tamil Diaspora that has never set foot in the island should use their brains to understand why the LTTE were NOT acting for the benefit of the ordinary Tamils.

Sri Lanka would have been better off without the high-maintenance Provincial Council System – with a leaner, meaner, accountable and more responsible Parliament. Today we have a white elephant – created for the Tamils, but fed by the rest of the Sri Lankans.

Nalin   May 12th, 2009 7:04 am ET

well. international community can just watch what is really happening in sri lanka , but no need any intervention. if they want to intervene, first they should go to afganistan as american forces are killing people without catagersing cililians and terrorist . but sri lankan givement has been able to rescure close to 200,000 inocent civilinan from cluches of LTTE . If not for the support of the so calaled international comminity, LTTE would not have been survived for 30 years. Look at how NGO have help to build under ground bunkers for LTTE

shAAn   May 12th, 2009 7:05 am ET

go diz link ,

Sri lankan Army murdered more than 2000 innocent civilians last sunday(10-05-09)

Tamil   May 12th, 2009 7:06 am ET

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, they have to do, god will send mahinda family to hell soon

Prasad Sri   May 12th, 2009 7:06 am ET

Singhalese have civilised the Sinhala Country more than 5000 years.Read Ramayanaya.King Rawana a sinhala king killed by monky Hanumantha( a tamil god ) and clans.Ever since tamil's tried to invade Sinhala country.Tamils have invaded and distroyed sinhala civilisation in Anuradhapura BC 5 and looted killed and torched all the buddist civilisation.Then again Polonnaruwa civilisation etc.etc.Ever since they tried to invade our country.That's the history.But we always fought back and chased the invaded Tamil killers.Sinhala freedom fight last till Ramayana era.Ever since we fought with them like now.
Tamils have a seperate Tamil country in south india.Tamil -Nadu=Country. It is just 20 KM from Sri Lanka just a 45 minutes from boat. It's land size is five times bigger than Sri Lanka.Population is 60 million.So they have already a country to live and speak their language etc.Why they want a part from our country?We Sinhalese have only this small country 60,000sq.m country to live with or die.If we give a part of this country we all 17 million Singalese have to jump to sea.
What their plan is to get a portion from Sri Lanka first and name Tamil Eelam and get the whole tamil country(nadu) army to fight with Sinhalese.They can easily kill all the Sinhalese with the help of Tamil country(nadu).This is Tamil expansion.Then the next step they can fight with Indian central government for an independent Tamil Country in south India.
Socall international team means few countries those who are against the Buddist Sinhalese.Specially we remember Sinhalese freedom fight in 1818 and 1848 in Sinhala kingdom.British invaders defeted it with the help of Tamil mercenary army brought from Tamil Country(madras).Tamil mercenary army killed more than 100,000 Sinhalese in 1848 in Wellasssa in Eastern provinces and settled there.
So to justify their hidden agendas of Tamil Expansion they manipulated our history.Not a single tamil king other than invaders were in Sinhala country. Read world most continous history book Mahawansaya or Chula wansaya about Singhala history.Show them single example of Tamil kings!!!Tamil bogus refugee diaspora can fool some Europeans and American for some time cause they don't know our history or heritage.But they cannot fool all at all the time.
These tamil bogus refugee disapora want only $,UKP,Euros,Kronas etc.For that agenda they make big noise in western countries.If they really want to speak their language why not they go to Tamil Country(Nadu)But all have came to western countries where they cannot speak or learn in Tamil language etc but happy they get $,UKP,Euros etc.So Tamils you guys have already a seperate country don't touch our Singala country.We wil fight till the last Sinhalese blood drop.Long live Sinhala country.We love Sri Lanka we will not betray it for few Dollars or Euros.

Neil   May 12th, 2009 7:06 am ET

This is a 30 year old problem, LTTE was controling 20, 000 sq km of sri lanka for so many years and did maximum terrorist activities to become no. 01 terroist organization of the world. today they are holding less than 4 sq km and hiding behind their own people.

If prabhakaran is a real leader of tamils, he should free civilians and fight his last battle with sri lankan goverment to win or loose to become a hero of tamils.. otherwise he become a zero for whole world including tamils.

In my view , end of this war is the freedom of tamils.

eranga   May 12th, 2009 7:07 am ET

sad to see all the comments people have put to support a terrorist group..most of them might have not seen sri lanka even..all of them have been fooled by the so call their only savior LTTE...they fund the ltte to kill their own..n they are being fooled by all the misinformation given by the ltte...edited videos n made up stories..n yet BBC n al jazeera n some other channels telecast all these made up things to the international community..they trust the information given by a terrorist group over the information given by a responsible government..why dont all of u come to sri lanka n see the situation yourself..what right does the international community have to intervene in internal affairs of sri many civilians have US n UK killed in iraq n afganisthan???we care about our civilians than any of those international community people..jst come to sri lanka n see how we treat our tamil civilians who escaped the ltte...come n talk to them...sri lankan workers sacrifise their salaries to provide food for the 0.2million tamils who escaped the ltte,,thy ddnt have anything when they escaped the terrorist..what do the ltte sympathizers do for the tamil civilians??they just fund their killing..they live their luxury life in uk, us n all those developed countries n fund the killing of innocent civilians here..some who have commented have given figures of the no of civilians that the GOSL killed..i would just like to know from where they got the information??some have made pretty impressive comment supporting the terrorists..yeah those will make more ltte sympathizers who doesnt know whats going in sri community stay out of a civilian of sri lanka..we know whats going on this country..dont tell us how to handle terrorists..n well take care of our tamil brothers n sisters..if u want come n help us to build their homes n their lives...the international community should understand this..its a terrorist organization..itl say n do anything to survive like wat they r doing now..keeping civilians as human be wise..n BBC n other news channels please stop telecasting misinformation to the international community..

Adrian   May 12th, 2009 7:08 am ET

No they should not....

gayan   May 12th, 2009 7:08 am ET

The so called international community is attempting to set a EXTREMELY DANGEROUS PRECEDENT!

It condones and justifies the use of civilians as a human shield by armed groups.

Is this so called international community either so ignorant or are they complicit in a conspiracy to save a terrorist international mafia gang?

Meddage Shehan Ramesh Perera   May 12th, 2009 7:08 am ET

Sri Lanka is a sovereign country and we like it to be that way. The international community doesn't have any right to poke their nose in our domestic matters. As we've already shown to the world we've solved our crisis so far on our own in an exemplary manner. so I got four words to all the international communities : "Stay the Hell Out " of our bussiness !!.

neha   May 12th, 2009 7:08 am ET

99 percent Norway Tamils aspire for Tamil Eelam

In a secret ballot of universal suffrage, conducted by a Norwegian media simultaneously in 14 centres in the length and breath of the country among Eezham Tamils, 98.95 percent of the voters said that they aspire for the formation of an independent and sovereign Tamil Eelam in the North and East of the island of Sri Lanka.

periyar   May 12th, 2009 7:09 am ET


Srikanthan Thurairajah   May 12th, 2009 7:09 am ET

Let me put a few facts sraight to all of you who are reading this poll. I am a tamil citizen of Sri Lanka and I am living in Colombo (why I call my self a Sri Lankan is because I am one, the Government of Sri Lanka should be refered as " Government of Sri Lanka " not as "Colombo Government" like refered to in so many Tamil websites and by the LTTE) I have been living in Sri Lanka for the past 34 years of my life, I have my own business, which i run quite sucessfully, I pay taxes to the Sri Lankan Government like all citizens to irrespective of their ethnicity. My son in enrolled in the best government owned and funded school in the country, which is Royal College of Colombo 07. It was very tough to get him in to the school NOT because of he was a tamil but because there is so much of competition and there are so few seats available. When my son got admission there must have been another singhalese boy who was rejected or may be even a muslim (this school like all other governemnt schools are multi-ethnic and multi-religion) but you don't see them going to streets yelling DISCRIMINATION do you?

I read through all of the posts, clearly the supporters of LTTE have not been born or lived in Sri Lanka, they have been misinformed by LTTE propoganda, like the whole of the IC. If there is systamatic genocide how come my family and my wives family and their families are living in pease? all of them were alive last time I checked (which was on Sunday, when we all went to Kandy to enjoy a day out). My son still goes to school every morning like the sinhalese do.

The murdered presidents name is Premadasa NOT Bramdasa and Mr. Lakshman Kadiragamar an educated, paliamentarian, foreign minister of hte SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT, a tamil and more importantly a SRI LANKAN murdered by the LTTE. I read in one of the posts that the LTTE is the only representative of the tamil, this is absolutely wrong. LTTE did a systamatic killing of all tamil political heads who had a different view than them. Starting with the Jaffna District (Northern Provice of Sri Lanka which LTTE claim is a part of their EELAM) Mayor and all other political leaders, who were in the democtratic mainstream and participating in elections competing against Sinhalese and Muslims for a seat in the Sri Lankan parliament. LTTE hopes by killing all tamil leaders it could appoint it self as the only representative of Tamil. I can tell all without a doubt to all who put up posts here that it will not happen. There are Leaders in the LTTE ranks who are willing to break away and some have done so like Karuna, who is now the minister for the eastern provice of Sri Lanka appointed by the President of Sri Lanka. Another example of a prominent Tamil would be the famous Sri Lankan cricketer MUTHTHAIHA MURALIDHARAN, he is playing for the Sri Lankan cricket team and now he is the vice captain of the team, and if you take his family and their business you will see that they are one of the richest business men in the country, where is this systamatic genocide? and killing of tamils there??

And to those who talk about the roits which happend, yes there was killing of Tamils, my father and mother were almost killed, they were saved by their SINGHALESE neighbours. These riots were manifested by political parties to gain power by deviding the ethnic groups, who actually lived quite peacefully together. It is not the will of the singhalese to kill all tamil people in Sri Lanka, those roits purposly done to gain political advantage have in return spawned a ruthless terrorist organization the LTTE. PLEASE NOTE THE SINGHALESE ARE NOT ON AN ETHNIC CLENSING ROAD OR PREPARING TO DO GENOCIDE, THEY ARE FIGHTING A WAR AGAINST AN ARMED TERRORIST GROUP NOT AGAINST TAMIL CIVILIANS.

i was afraid to let my son leave home to go to school, LTTE were planting bombs and sending suiside carders who blew themselves up in civilian busses, train stations, children were killed, mothers were killed in the thousands. Living in Colombo i see the crimes LTTE do every day, if they cannot target a military installation, they move to a civilian area and kill people. They have killed entire sinhala and muslim villages ammounting to hundre of thousands of deaths just to clear the land of any other ethinc group. They killed thousands of Muslims while they were praying in mosques on a Friday evening, they shot & killed thousands of buddhists while in prayer in Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bidhi temple on a holy day. They blew up the temple of the sacred tooth relic killing thousands of people, the most sacred place for all the bhuddist. Where was the internation media when these were happening?? why was the world not informed of these brutal killings??

I being a Tamil am shamed some times when I see kid as young as 12 right up to 20 or 25 in Canada protesting to save the LTTE, without ever really seening or even setting foot to this island nation. They are harping on a tragedy which happened in past through political intervention, when actually the future looks very promising. Sri Lanka stands to be the next business and economic hub in ASIA or in the world for that matter once this war is over. The country is very strategic in its location and once the LTTE is wiped out and resettlement of civilians is done, we can really see the growth potential and the will of the Sri Lankans to be the gratest nation in the world. I as a Tamil look forward to that day when the LTTE is eradicated, and see Tamils move freely across the whole country. I am proud to be a citizen of SRI LANKA!!!

Tharanga   May 12th, 2009 7:09 am ET

We were a resourceful nation in South Asia,
ahead of Singapore on the development curve,
once upon a time. Thanks to the idiotic ideologies
and stupidities of LTTE, the whole country has
gone back in time – in to the stone ages.

The roads are still the same width as
it were 30 years ago, the currency has depreciated
from Rs 16.00 to a US Dollar in 1978 to almost
Rs 120.00 to a US Dollar today –
a whopping 712% in just 30 years!

The country is filled with the maimed
and the war-victims – a huge burden on the welfare
system for the next few generations to come.
Emotional scars would take another zillion
years to heal; and I could write another
million ways the war has crippled our Paradise .

Most of all, the LTTE cleverly bumped-off
all the brains in the political system –
leaving the country in the hands of a bunch
of imbeciles. We will win the war and
restore peace and stability,
but we cannot gain the time we lost.
We cannot turn back the clock.
The world has moved on, leaving us far behind.

In simple terms, the LTTE morons
have shat on the pile of gold that
is Sri Lanka. It is going to take
a few heavy monsoons to wash away
the crap and the stench,
and its going to be a hell of a long
time before we begin to shine again

perera   May 12th, 2009 7:09 am ET

there is no country other than Srilanka kill their citizens,why the govt dont let the media people to see what is happening in Vanni
because they may see indian army

MENAKA   May 12th, 2009 7:09 am ET

why you people need in tract with sri lanka. sri lanka have a president he will do the correct way. no need other people idea. he will do . only you can see sri lanka ... please see other things. – eg bird flue....stuff like dat...

chaminda   May 12th, 2009 7:10 am ET

STOP TERRORISM – STOP PUTTING SRI LANKA in Trouble again at this last moment for your benefit....

International community Please Give your support to STOP TERRORISM in Sri Lanka by Eradicating the TERRORIST.

For the sake of God... Pls let Sri Lanka to be one Nation.. as Sri Lankans and completely wipeout the Most dangerous, brutal, killing machine called LTTE. The world best ranked Terrorist Organization.

Let Tamils and all other natives to live together in Sri Lanka.... at least in the future....

Please DO NOT think that
Sri Lanka will be the best market for your military arms...,
Sri Lanka will be the best place for your future economic strategies..

Please DO THINK that

Sri Lanka will be the best market for your Non- military items
Sri Lanka will be the best place for your Next Tour....

Pls eradicate terrorism and Let Sri Lanka to be One Nation

Let tis Beautiful country be the best place for all communities.... Singalese... Tamils... Muslims... Burgers.. and all of you....

Kesara Rathnayake   May 12th, 2009 7:10 am ET

LTTE is a terrorist Organization like Al-Quarida.
So why all the fuss from rest of the world?
LTTE doesn't value lives of human whether Tamils or Sinhalese or muslims.
They will kill anybody who will turn against them.
Do some research they have killed tamil leaders, tamils who tried to flee them to government controlled areas. (They are videos taken by unmanned airplanes showing those.)
The Sri Lankan government has come to a stage where they can completely defeat LTTE.
So why try to stop it now and make this issue more longer.
Why international community wants us suffer more?
WE (tamils, sinhalese, muslims) have suffered from this issue for decades... Now we can stop this but.
LTTE sympathizers want us (tamils, sinhalese, muslims) suffer more.

Darshan   May 12th, 2009 7:10 am ET

I simply quote Canada's immigration minister. Quote "Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenny lost his cool yesterday when 5,000 tamil protestors blocked all roads to Canada's parliament at Ottawa, carrying flags with the LTTE Logo.
When the media requested him to speak to the protesters, he replied
" I have nothing to say to them. They are terrorists , if not they would not be carrying flags with the Tiger logo. They should be carrying black flags if they are mourning for their kith and kin ! They should be asking the Tamil Tigers to surrender and save the lives of the tamil civilians, instead of asking us to request the Srilankan government to stop the war . I indeed, have nothing to say to them "...........

Well done Jason Kenney, at least you see the truth now ! Please pass this message on to your Prime Minster .
" Unquote.

mathy   May 12th, 2009 7:10 am ET

srilanka must stop genaside tamils ,very sad they killing their own people

they must let tamils have their own coverment. and we need tamil eelam . thank you

Sanjeev   May 12th, 2009 7:11 am ET

Keep out from Sri Lanka.

You never know the things happened when you got on. THE WORSE of all.

Let them to run it on their own.

Dicky delpechitra   May 12th, 2009 7:11 am ET

leave Sri Lanka alone.... get P now!! Rajesh where do you live??? COLOMBO?? Good life and job too?

thisaara   May 12th, 2009 7:12 am ET

This kind of polls mainly carriying the votes of singales, they all are brainwashed, and Tamils decided that they cann't live together with this majority singales, and fighting against them to live with their aspirations. Of course Tamils are minority. So, in a public voting like this Tamils(even 100%) are supporting for international intervention, and want to get relive from this bloody killing SL government, they can not win here, because the 70% of buddishit(Does the God budha said to get country to ruled by them? If I can see this God Budha, I will kill him for this genocide of Tamils.) singales who want the all country should be ruled by them, and the ancients citizens should live under them for their needs as slaves. So, Don't take the results of these as the correct results. Do a seperate Polling onlyu within that minority Tamils community in Sri Lanka, who need a free, self- determined government for them.

sothy   May 12th, 2009 7:12 am ET

i hate the srilanka GOV . i think rajapacse as a become a world terrorist.... that is true but UN suppot to them i dont know why....?

Tharanga   May 12th, 2009 7:12 am ET

claim : Sinhala Buddhists are committing a Genocide in Sri Lanka
(Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction,
in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.)

Fact: There were Sinhala and Muslim communities
living in the North and East – not so long ago. Where are they now? Who has systematically eliminated them,
chased them out of their own homes?
Who has chopped the heads off the infants,
split opened pregnant mothers, stamped their wombs,
killed every Sinhala person in sight and torched their villages? Starting from the Kent Farm and Model Farm,
the Tamil extremists have eliminated the Sinhala and Muslim
communities from the North (and tried in the East too);
they attacked temples and mosques, brutally executing monks,
priests and innocent people while they were praying. From
Aranthalawa, Dimbulagala and Sri Maha Bodhiya to Kandy ,
the barbaric LTTE terrorists didn't even spare a temple
or a mosque. It's the Tamil terrorists committing genocide
in Sri Lanka , not anyone else!

Nishadi   May 12th, 2009 7:14 am ET

I can't understand why all international community look at LTTE side ? Sinhaleese don't want to kill people. They fight only to give freedom to our sri lankans even sri lankan forces didn't think about their lives and their family. They work for us.

Without they we don't have country. For that we should serve for their families.

Sri Lanka for us.For sinhalees, tamils, muslims. Not for tigers.
We need a paceful country. How can we go anyware with fear.This war for getting rid of fears. Not for killing people

DilaChira   May 12th, 2009 7:15 am ET

i d lyk to knw are there any srilankan tamils wrote comments here... to me i think all the comments are from non local tamils who are living outside how they know about our countries situation..!!
u guys better come here and witness the situation...don't try to act like crazy fellaz..!!!

do u think are we crazy to fight, rescue and feed them..?? ya we are so damn crazy...
our forces fighting and devoting their lives to save those pooor people...,our citizens collecting various things to give those people to start their lives where they stopped bcoz of this what are u non local tamils do..?? i bet u hv done nothing..

we want to save our citizens this is not about sinhalese, tamils or whatever...that is how our people treat people....thats the spirit of SRI LANKANS....

Tharanga   May 12th, 2009 7:15 am ET

Is Tamils are discriminated in Sri Lanka

Fact: A person from the majority Sinhalese cannot buy a
piece of land in the North (prevented by a pact), but the
Tamils can buy land anywhere in the country. Statistically
speaking, Tamils are occupying more than their share in
universities, in the civil service, the government and even
in the private sector. From Sea Street to 4th Cross Street ,
there are certain trades and industries that "belong" to
the Tamils, and no Sinhala or Muslim merchant can
penetrate that.

A closer look at the transformation of Colombo and its
suburbs will make any pea-brain understand who is
having a better life and who is being pushed aside from
the capital city. From Paskaralingam to Kadirgamar to
Muralitharan, there are millions of Tamils who have
flourished in this country. It is the Sinhala students
who cannot attend the Jaffna University or the Eastern
University , while the Tamil students enjoy their rights
all over the country, including the Peradeniya University
in the heartland of the Sinhala Buddhists. Even in Colombo ,
a Sinhala student is not admitted to any Tamil school,
while all the Sinhala schools accept Tamil students.

From education, to civil service, to businesses and private
sector, to land-ownership in Colombo – Tamils are enjoying
more than their fair share. How would it be possible if there is
so-called discrimination against Tamils in Sri Lanka ?

mathy   May 12th, 2009 7:15 am ET

srilanka must stop genaside tamils ,very sad they killing their own people

they must let tamils have their own coverment

chirath   May 12th, 2009 7:16 am ET


I don't think international community need to get an action for the
situation in Sri Lanka. Because According to the International Laws
If any community wiling to get an action to any of other country think first of all the people who represent that community must get an action for the former crisis like attacking to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan....etc. People know how many Innocent creatures had died in their because of the international community activities.
When Taliban was attacked to the World Trade Center in America, what they did? They destroyed whole of the Afghanistan Country, Culture, Customs and everything...Now USA pretending to the world the action that they taken was right. We know Taliban leads Alquida(Terrorist Group). But I'm asking from the international community ...Did you take an action for that Crisis...?
Also tell me whether you taken an action for the Sudan and Iraq Crisis?
The answer is NO. Because USA is the major role who acting on the international community film.
Our worriers fighting with a terrorist (Barbarians) LTTE. Not with the Tamil people who live in their, also not like USA anti terrorism war.
People can watch various movies, pictures any other audios and videos witch related to SL-LTTE conflict. But lots of them are edited by themselves. In here SL government will never release fake stories to the international community.
Because we need to stop this time. Because we faced to this war approximately 30 years. Now it cane to an end. Happy to here it.
We don't have any revenge with Tamil people. Because we already living with them peacefully in Sri Lanka. But the out side (Other Country) Tamils feeding this LTTE because of their safety. Because beginning of the war lots of Tamils were flied to other countries as refugees. But they have to come back to SL because the war is going to end. They don't like this, that's why they are pretending like true Tamil Heroes. If they are really heroes...Then they have to come and save poor Tamil people who trapped in war front because of the barbarian LTTE's shameless works.

I think international community will see this comment and will consider this......

Silva   May 12th, 2009 7:17 am ET

My fellow Singhalese, how come LTTE terrorist called Karuna who killed our soldiers last 25 years and killed many Muslims in east became minister and deputy leader of our ruling party. Worried that he may kill our leaders and this must be part of their strategy

Deva   May 12th, 2009 7:18 am ET

Sinhalese government always wanted to rule Tamils and want the whole island to become a Sinhalese budhdhist country. A best example is that the bikkus in Srilanka had ordered not to celebrate Christmas in some parta of the country in order to respect the death of one of their senior monk who died in Russia during the Christmas week. The Sinhalase government not going to give any political package to Tamils. If some one is waiting for a political package to be given then he/she should wait for ever. The best solution is the IC to intervene in SL to settle the conflict.

Manoj Bibulewela   May 12th, 2009 7:18 am ET

LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world and LTTE invented suicide bomb. Let the Srilankan government eradicate terrorism from its soil once and forever. International community must give full support to SL government in helping IDPs and release innocent Tamil civilians from LTTE clutches as soon as possible.

Sudarshana   May 12th, 2009 7:18 am ET

This is not an ethnic problem.this is only a humantarian proccess of rescure the sri lanka civilians from a blood thurst gang of gurrilla (LTTE).

This SL government serve their civilians (escape from LTTE) in the best manner in which a country can do.

Thousands of lives and billions worth of properties have been vanished by the LTTE.PRabakaran enjoys a supper luxury life when his misleads forsteps lost their life for ruleless demand.

more tamils are freely live in district like colombo,galle,Baticolo, puttalm and every part of the country,
See the explantions from civilians who have come from no fire zone. they worship for the govermnet soldiers who are sacrifies their live to save civilian's lives.
This is the reality of on going humantarian proccess of sri lanka.
Mihinda Rajapaka government can solve this problem.he has a future plan to serve to all the civilians in sri lanka.I think he is the most popular president who came to power in sri lanka.see the election results which had held in recent past. every citizen has approved his rescure proccess.
therefore you dont want to intrevane to this island problem.

Sandee   May 12th, 2009 7:19 am ET

I am 28 years from the day i was born there was a war between LTTE and Sri lankan Gov. yet there was no proper solution brought to end it. Neither International Community nor any other Sri lankan governments failed to find the end of this war. So why dont we all let this president end this war and built this nation like other developed countries. The best area for International community to interfere is to help this Sri lankan government to build the economy and help the refuges to find there life back.

An actually affected party   May 12th, 2009 7:19 am ET

Not only SHOULD the UN and the International Community such as USA and UK intervene but they MUST make sure to declare a new state that is ELAM and install PRABHAKARAN as the leader of the state of ELAM.

Then they (UN & IC) MUST urge Prabha to draft laws to conscript every CHILD above the age of 8 to join the ELAM ARMY!

The UN & Co MUST encourage Prabha to re-start proliferation of weapons such as anti personal land mines, claymores, cluster bombs, baby motars, boats, sub marines, air planes etc. and make sure that Prabha USES those weapons not only keep on killing the leaders and civilians of Sri Lanka but also Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan, Jayalalitha and the rest.

Further the UN and specially USA and UK MUST facilitate Prabha to collect money from the Tamils living in those countries and help to raise arms, smuggle heroine.

MOST importantly UN & IC MUST assist Prabha's gunrunning business in the Indian Ocean.

USA and UK MUST finally bring a resolution to the UN with the help of France, Norway and Sweden to appoint Prabha as Secretary General to the UN so that Prabha will be able to put a FULLSTOP to "bloodbaths" hereafter in anywhere in the World.

All hail UN and the International Community!


Laksiri Fernando   May 12th, 2009 7:19 am ET

There is no question that the situation in Sri Lanka is more than unfortunate. A major reason for the recent situation is LTTE terrorism. The international community is also responsible for allowing the LTTE to grow in many of their countries. The SL government is at the last stage of defeating the LTTE. Any intervention at this stage by the international community would worsen the situation and would give another lease of life to terrorism in Sri Lanka. What the international community should do is to pressure the LTTE through their front organizations and through those who protest in Western capitals to release the civilians. They can frankly discuss matters with the government and work out plans to assist the displaced Tamil civilians. Any international intervention would lead to more and more blood bath.

Chuta   May 12th, 2009 7:19 am ET

Sri Lanka is our home. We can solve our inside problems. We don't need neighbors to look after them. So, international community please step away from this. Remember, Prabhakaran is much worst than Osama. Only different is Prabha didn't attack US.

Mano   May 12th, 2009 7:20 am ET

Of course, they should stop the genocide of Tamils that is going on. This is a clear genocide much similar to the one in Uganda. This has to be stopped before it is too late. This is a way of reducing the Tamil population in Sri Lanka. We, the Tamils in Sri Lanka and all over the world, urge the international community to intervene and stop the bloodbath in Vanni. Mahinda and his brother should be sentenced to death for war crimes and violation of human rights in an international court of law. Also, the UN and all EU and US countries should ban Sri Lanka and avoid trade with Sri Lanka. The IMF should also not give Sri Lanka the loan.

Arjuna   May 12th, 2009 7:21 am ET

What is the actual motive behind getting involve in the current Sri Lankan situation?? For me there can be two obvious ones...

1) To make the Tamils living in those countries happy so that they can be hopeful of their votes during the elections

2) Now by knowing one of the most feared terrorist groups is just about to vanish from this earth, to prevent it. May be countries like UK, USA and France thinking it is a pitty that they don't get any credit for what this tiny Island is doing...! Yes none of you should not get ANY credit for this... u people are good in having war through your words.. u may be having the latest technology in this world, yet when you don't have brave soldiers such as in Sri Lanka, u won't achieve things like these!!

Definitely what the Sri Lankan army is doing cannot be done by many if at all any army in this world... can you imagine a government ordering it's army not to use heavy weapons just becasue it will kill innocents [tamils] and by not doing so to risk their own lives..!! this can happen only with a disciplinned army like the one in Sri Lanka...

Why do u people think Bin Laden is the only terrorist in this world... Why don't you listen to what those people who escaped from LTTE controlled area tell the world... don't they deserve the freedom to live in this world... If Sri Lankan army not to worried about the innocent tamils in those areas, this headache would have been over a few months ago! It may sounds too good to be true for those europeans and US, but that is the absolute truth... Just imagine how far you people away from the truth and with that how wrong the decisions u are taking and eager to take!!

Just stay away from Sri Lanka... just study it and learn how to handle the terrorism...!! Be truthful...!!

Ahamed   May 12th, 2009 7:22 am ET

Kill L.T.T.E

ruvi   May 12th, 2009 7:24 am ET

I just have a couple of question to ask ......
when american troops bomed and killed afgan civilians where are the so called international community spokes people ?

when bin ladin bombed america, it was called a terrorist organization and the americans bombed every inch of afganistan killing thousands of civillians, why not apply the same rule to SL.....

as for involving the intl. communitiy, i think the SL govt tried that once, with norway. it's very clear from the fact that the SL army is now finding highly sophisticated wepons donated ( or sold – can norway sell LTTE firearms when they are the intermediary in a peace talk) to LTTE by norway.

I think the intl. community has done enough. let someone who can hadle the problem finish it off !!!

hopefully this deadful situation will end soon and our own brothers and sisters from North can rebulid. ( It's evident that the so called survivor of the tamil people is hiding and has sent his own family to safety leaving the others to suffer )

May all be blessed by the triple jems

WS   May 12th, 2009 7:25 am ET

This is a sri lanka's internal problem , should not wary international.

Suresh   May 12th, 2009 7:25 am ET


Vidu   May 12th, 2009 7:25 am ET

We have been living in this country for the last few decades, not the socalled Tamil Diaspora. No international community came to the seen when LTTE was blasting bombs all over the country and killing civilians of all ethnicity, including tamils. One of my good Tamil friends was killed in Dehiwala bomb and the wife lost her eye sight. The child was around 6 years. The mother was at the hospital and could not attend the funeral of her husbnd. LTTE has in fact killed more tamils than Sinhalese and Muslims. Remember, LTTE's main income is drug trafficking and arms dealing which ruins the entire world.

Tamil Diaspora comfortably living abroad sends money for the terrorist outfit to employee poor Tamil children and fights the so called freedom struggle. Will this Tamil Diaspora come and fight? NO..!! they will only send funds and maintain their refugee status in the other countries in the name of "never wining" "freedom struggle" .Poor tamil people who even don’t have anything to eat (b'cos LTTE grabs all foodstuff sent to North) are sent to the war front in civil attire and when they are killed, counted as "civilians"
Dear "Tamil Diaspora" , all the money you have sent to the terrorist outfit to kill people (mostly to kill Tamils) have already been wasted. Don’t cry. Part of the money may be in Malaysian or UK Accounts for Charles Anthoney (Praba's son ) and the daughter to have a lavish life in the future.

We love Tamil people, they are all around us, working with us . We don’t have problems with them. Homicidal LTTE will be gone in few days and all the people of Srl Lanka (Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims) will be able to live in harmony....!! Tamil can live there as 3rd class citizens.....continue to be a pain to the countries where you live. Tamils in Sri Lanka will be happy not to have you people who funded to kill their own tamils over here. Cheers.

KUMARA RAVINDU   May 12th, 2009 7:25 am ET


Toni   May 12th, 2009 7:26 am ET

It’s a common misconception that the LTTE is the voice of the Tamil people. The LTTE is a terrorist organization and they are manipulating “Tamil Nationalism” to bastardize a sovereign government in the eyes of the international community. The ends would always justify the means for the LTTE, even if it meant killing their “own kind”; they have managed to do so with success for such a long time BUT not any more!

Duminda   May 12th, 2009 7:26 am ET

Dear Friends,
SRILANKA is the one small country which is facing Terrorism and treating them correctly with considering convenions of the civilians most. So we have been fininshing the terror attacks from our country...If you need to know how its done .. we can help you even..So
remember..we have saved thousands of tamil people. We know just it seems to be a problem for another contries who are wants to build terrotism in thirld worl country and unstable greate nations.. Ex: Foreign media cant talk about American Air Raids Againt Afgan civilians past week.. what they had been doing for that.. only is silence..then they come here and talk about this correct....

Hei... If any body wants to see the greate country SRILANKA come and watch...and report exact details of the war...One thing if anybody wants to unstable our country..Its a DREEM...we can fight with them...our relational countries HELP us..REMEMBER THIS...DONT PUBLISH WRONG THINGS AGAINST HOSTAGE RESCUE OPERATION...Srilnakan Army is the best Army in World ...We Chalenge ....

Rgds, Greate Stilankans We are the winners..

Rathnayake   May 12th, 2009 7:26 am ET

Hi dear Friends and Enemies. (I think who help to terrorism He should be a Terrorist and Terrorist is enemy .)
SRI LANKA is a Free Country and It should be as it is. and GOSL is fighting with Terrorists, Not with Tamils. LTTE is a terrorist group. They think they can build their DREAM COUNTRY in Sri Lanka, No Way. Those who thinking and Dreaming it, Please try to make it in TAMILNADU or NORWAY, but not In sri Lanka.
and If you try it in Tamilnadu or Norway, SL government will not attend to it. Go guys Find somewhere else.
And You really want to make it in Sri Lanka, Come to SL and Fight with SL Army (You will be die Soon, bt..). Because LTTE is weaking now. They dont have carders for Die.

Periya Dorai   May 12th, 2009 7:54 am ET

Dear M/s Hala Gorani,
How you are going to sort out the comments is beyond my reckoning,
To answer your question its definitely NO.
Moving around with the NGO s based in Sri Lanka entertained in their luxury type rented houses and appartments and having dined with them in star class hotels in the East and accompanied them handing out plastic pails and drinking imported wines at dinner. I say NO again.

SriLankan   May 12th, 2009 8:37 am ET

I Seriously believe that the international Community at this point should intervene and help the tamil people up in the north. As MIA put it recently its genocide im telling you. Maybe not true to that extend but yes its happening. There was a bunch of reporters who took cameras in their shirt buttons and sent some videos abroad as media is not permitted into the affected areas?? I really would like to know the reason for why the media should be stopped from visiting if the Sri lankan Gvt was genuinely fighting the terrorists. Getting back from the videos that were secretly gathered it clearly shows that many women are being raped and people are being harassed in the camps. Also the government denied the use of shells, albeit satellite shots of heavey damages caused in the area due to shelling. Ultimately when the truth became undeniable they did admit that Shells were used. Im totally againts the LTTE for they are simply nothing but a terrorist organization (although they do have a cause they've gone too far in trying to get what they want in what ever means and must be abolished). The government is not only trying to wipe away all the tigers but in the process simply kills anyone who stands in the way. Innocent civilians get caught in the war and are helpless.. Most of the people who comment here are not from any of the war affected zones and know not about losing someone at war and simply listen and believe the state media which not only covers the number of civilians dead but also the amount of soldiers killed are also not publicized. People of all ethnicity are dying here and the war has to stop. If anyone believes the international community doesnt have to get involved then they can do so provided that at no point of time they would seek international assistance in aid etc all of which goes to the making of weapons for the brutal war. and i also urge the international community that if the Gvt of Sri Lanka refuses to accept your views on the war then you shall not help them financially either! Time has come for the uneducated, ruthless hooligans in the parliament and some decent men take over!

Natsumi S.   May 12th, 2009 8:37 am ET

The international community is quick to be over dramatic in the plight of the Tamils but they never consider both sides of the situation – what happened to neutrality? Those from an international community who are clucking like headless chickens should stop for a moment and not take sides because BOTH sides in this situation are suffering. What you do not realize is that those of us actually in the country can see firsthand what is going on, those of us in the country who are maintaining a neutral view can see clearly just how affected both sides are and that both Sinhalese and Tamil people are losing innocents.

This is not a matter of ethnic cleansing as I saw one person post, this is a matter of a minority trying to invade a country which already has a number of minorities and majorities thrown together. You fail to realize that the monster that is P'karan is the one who started suicide bombings Mr. Viera – NOT the Sri Lankan government. And did you know he was the first to introduce this in the world of terrorism? The Taliban adopted it FROM P'karan. Why would the Sri Lankan government need to unleash suicide bombers on its own country? All they provide in this war is an army, they're not barbarians.

Yes innocent Tamils are caught in this but it's the same with Sinhalese: how many innocent Sinhalese people get caught in suicide bombings? There are many people who are not concerned with the war but more concerned with earning to provide for their family...they get caught in this too, not only the Tamils up in Jaffna.

Also if the international community were a PART of the Sri Lankan community, they would witness first hand how quickly many Sri Lankans act to support and provide for the refugees. Personally, I'm half Sinhalese and even though we frown upon the Tamil Tigers it is not as though we shun Tamils, we help in whatever way we can because we're not ruthless about not sharing our country. We are even ENCOURAGING them to come to safety.

So international community, why don't you actually FLY to Sri Lanka and experience what it's like living here first because you open your educated mouths and spit out an opinion when you have no basis for that opinion.

David Sanath   May 12th, 2009 8:38 am ET

LTTE is named and baned as a roothless terrorism group by world most of the countries including G7. We as Sri Lankans seek Peace to all and to enjoy our living any where in this small island. We dont hate Tamil people, But we hate terrorism. Help to eliminate them and not to push government to start any seasfire or peacetalks dialogs with terrorist. We respect CNN. But please dont support terrorism. Let the Government of Sri Lanka to face this and handle its own issues. You can watch and donate funds to look after the refugees at this stage. Once LTTE is being eliminated we will no longer have any refugees. Its hard time but people will mind it to see PEACE soon. Our vision is clean & god will help all Sri Lankan communities to achieve this. CNN dont support terrorism.. Please Please.

Cheyenne   May 12th, 2009 8:38 am ET

Its funny how most of the Tamils I know are happily co-habitating with the Sinhalese in the South of the country. Now I'm thinking if things were so bad, then why don't they just pack up and leave to what was formerly Eelam? Oh, yeah that's right. The LTTE controlled areas are much much worse than the areas controlled by the GoSL.

Why don't we ever hear any pro-LTTE supporters hiding out in the West, critizing their deranged leaders and demanding that they let the innocent Tamil civilians leave the area? And yet, you get Sihalese risking their lives to critize the GoSL.

Besides, why should Sri Lanka which is for all give so much land to the LTTE? If you want an independent Tamil state, go back to Tamil Nadu.

This people is what the war on terror looks like. If you can't stomach this, then get the hell out of Afganistan and Iraq. Oh and and while you're doing that, let's just start calling Al Quieda, Hamas and Hezbullah freedom fighters. How do you people in the West like that????????

Dulith   May 12th, 2009 8:39 am ET

In 1987 an international intervention took place in Sri Lanka by way of IPKF(Indian Peace keeping Force) in the name of saving civilians.The same LTTE which was asking for international interventions took up arms against them(IPKF) and killed over 3000 Indian peacekeeping soldiers,They didn't stop there.They also killed Former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi who was responcible for sending Indian army heeding to LTTE propaganda for saving civilian lives.
That is how LTTE maintains it's double standard.
If there is any other country which wants to learn the same lesson the hard way,then Yes you are welcome to intervene.

Ariyaratne   May 12th, 2009 8:39 am ET

Leave Srilankan People to solve this problem with all nation. No one need to invane Sri Lanka, SINHALA,TAMIL, MUSLIM ,BURGER,MALAY etc...

Sam   May 12th, 2009 8:39 am ET

NO – NO IC Intervene. Sri Lanka is a peaceful and prosperous Country. LTTE killed more than 50000 Sinhalese during last 30 years. Not only Sinhalese, but also muslims. SriLankan Government is trying to completely destroy the LTTE, without killing Tamil people.
Lot of Tamil dispora have rich life in western countries, because of this problem in the name Ethnic Issues in Sri Lanka. But if you go to western part of the Sri Lanka, you see how tamils, sinhalese and muslims live peacefully.

We need to see the death of Prabahakaran and also the death of LTTE.

Priya   May 12th, 2009 8:39 am ET

Did you see SL government or ARMY killed innocent Tamils or you just imagine as you are a Tamil? and have you ever seen your leader Prabakeren killing your own people. we treat innocent Tamil people as our own brothers and soon SL army will kill Prabakaran the rude person who created all these troubles for his own satisfaction.

Chamath   May 12th, 2009 8:40 am ET

Stop playing double games!!!!!!!!!!! The So called international community consist of US, UK, Norway and very few of other countries. Sri Lanka is just a market to sell their armed equipment and they need not to save a single live of Tamil civilians. Tamil commiunity needs to understand this thuth.

Why they not talk about Iraq and Afganistan? This is purely an internal issue, correctly ponted out by Russia and China & India.

IceMan   May 12th, 2009 8:40 am ET

The international community should intervene to free the rest of the tamil civilians held captive by the LTTE terrorist .. The Sri Lankan government is using minimal force and looking after all the IDPs . The international community can also intervene to provide aid to the people of SriLanka.

kusuma   May 12th, 2009 8:40 am ET

LTTE is world most danger terror . Kill Him,

rohan   May 12th, 2009 8:41 am ET

1000 people died? Big deal!
These all are LTTE supporters. Our Defence Secretary said he will make sure that Tamils would not think about Eelam for generations. There are some more to be taken care of.

Robert   May 12th, 2009 8:41 am ET

Further to my comments, do we SINHALESE think we came from BELOW the ground in this island ?

WE also claim to come from India – some say, we come from ORISSA.
SHAME ON US – to think we are the rightful inhabitants of the Islands.

By the same logic, we also should go back to India.

As for the workers from India, these came during the British rule. The Tamils in the NORTH AND EAST were there for thousands of years, just as SINHALESE were in the SOUTH AND WEST.
Today, we sent our maids and workers to work in SIngapore, Malaysia, the Middle East...and sent back much needed foreign exchange to prop up our corrupt politicians.
The poverty has also pushed our people to join thearmy as they have no other jobs.
PLEASE, do not not SHAME ourselves by telling lies.

BTW, many of our friends, – the Fernandos, also have Tamil blood.

THE CIVIL WAR IS the cause of our irresponsible politicians from the time of Bandaranaike with its SINHALA ONLY policy, etc..


SO, we must also BLAME STATE TERRORISM – if we are to blame anyform of violence.
IF WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WE SHOULD ALLOWTHE WORLD PRESS, NGOS, RED CROSS,ETC to see for themselves the truth and if we are truthful, God bless us.
And if we are also WRONG, God curses us.

pras   May 12th, 2009 8:41 am ET

its time to act soon , world cannot wait and watch happens cos it will be too late and history. Each day innocent people are dieing because of the racist and hatered of the sinhalese who want to supress the tamils. y is the world and super powers silent ,is it cos india is silent , hope to see someone stop talking and take positive action to stop this genocide . the goverment blames the LTTE , what is the govement doing , starving the poor people so they can capture them . Lets pray the kills will end and the innocent tamils trapped there will be happy and live a normal life like the rest .

Ananda Rani   May 12th, 2009 8:41 am ET

YES & YES, a firm YES and a pleading YES.

International community should and must intervene to stop this carnage and genocide against the Tamil people in their own home land.

Press freedom is a pillar of free and just world community. Free press has changed many countries destiny. Look what CNN did to Kosovo and its people. Till CNN reported it, nobody knows where Kosovo is and the Belgrade regime was killing and murdering their own people because of those peoples race. Then President of USA Clinton admitted in publically that he came to know where Kosovo is and what is happening there only through CNN. Now Kosovo is free country and people there enjoying a peaceful life, freedom and human dignity mainly because of CNN because CNN brought the issue to the world attention and focus and forced the world to intervene.

Same way BBC brought Bosnia issue to the international attention and the intervention of the world body gave freedom to the people of Bosnia.

It is an opportunity to CNN to free the Tamil people from the clutches of the state sponsored terrorism enabling them to live with peace, dignity and self respect by exposing the truth to the whole world.

You have done it in the past by reporting what is happening in Zimbabwe from the neighboring country South Africa as you were not allowed in Zimbabwe by the dictator Mugabe. Now The blood thirsty Rajapakse denying access to you to report the truth.

Bring the truth to open, THE TRUTH, SriLankan government trying to hide by every available means including by refusing to allow internationally respected journalist, media personal to report. Why? What are they scared of? It is THE TRUTH they are scared of. They wants to hide the genocide, mass killing, rapes and “the blood bath”

Please, in the name of humanity the International Community must intervene before the racist Sri Lankan government wipe out the Tamils. CNN please bring the hidden truth to open, Let the whole world knows who is the real terrorist, who is the real killer, who is the mass murderers.

CNN you can do it, You have done it in the past and you got to do it because you know it is the right thing to do. Bring the truth to the world forum and force the International community to intervene to save the lives of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Ananda Rani

Dilruckshan   May 12th, 2009 8:41 am ET

No one knows how Sri Lankans suffer from the WAR!!! So I hope International needs to kp there arms away, rather than implementing there personal agendas.

Suresh Perera   May 12th, 2009 8:42 am ET

This is an internal problem. A terrorist group ,the ruthless terrorist group in the world is fighting against the democratically appointed government. Then whose side the intenational community should take?. Are they going to support terrorism. Why do they depend on the biased media. we do not kill tamils they are our brothers and sisiters not of the international community. They talk of civilians killed in the battle front why don't they talk of 177 killed in Afganistan or Palastine. They don't want to end this terrorism. We will solve our internal conflict. What we have to say look after your countries don't try to pork your finger to our country. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. By the way what do you have for the tamil civiliance or the Sri Lanka

Shaam   May 12th, 2009 8:43 am ET

No. If the international community is asking to stop the war, cause We have suffered this war to many years and no political solutions were given. Every day the country's security situation keeps the country's Exports and Tourism Industry down. This is enough. Why always people are saying that SL Government is killing Tamil people. LTTE is keeping Tamils humans as Human shields to protect them self and firing back to the government troops. Why don't you ask LTTE to surrender ? Sinhalese people are helping the civilians in that ares in what ever possible way because they have lost their houses. Ask the IC to help in those areas but don't try to intervene in the terrorist situation.

Dicky Atkins, UK   May 12th, 2009 8:43 am ET

The Tamil's are causing us (UK) a huge problem with their aggressive demonstrations. I hear the same in US, Canada, Ausie as well as in Norway too being the same mode.
Why should they behave like this. This is not our problem but their own problem.
Anyway LTTE is the most ruthless Terrorist outfit who introduced the Suicide bombers.
Finally, If Tamils need a such a seperate state they should start it from India and not from anyother part of the world as Tamil Nadu consist of millions of tamils who sings the Hindi National anthem instead of a Tamil one.
Dicky, Warwishire

Dimuhtu   May 12th, 2009 8:43 am ET


Buddhika   May 12th, 2009 8:43 am ET

Its clearly proven that LTTE shoot and kill Tamils who try to move to government controlled area. It was shown in the videos taken by Unmanned monitoring jets n already presented for the embassoders as well. The MPs from Britain had discussions with the civilians and they too confirmed this bitter truth. Innocent civilians are avoided and shot dead by LTTE when they are trying to move away from terrorists. Pls open Ur eyes and force LTTE to stop these brutal killings..

Nalaka Handaragama   May 12th, 2009 8:44 am ET

What CNN are you talking of? please dont help to LTTE
All these years when the Tiger Terrorists were killing thousands of srilankans nobody came to help SriLanka.After 30 years when SriLanka took up the matter militarily and started defeating the Tiger Terrorists CNN wants the rest of the world to intervene? CNN please stop this.

Thank You

Thusara   May 12th, 2009 8:44 am ET

International Community does not know what is happening in Sri Lanka or what has happened for past 30 years.

When the LTTE stabbed pregnant women in Eastern villages and pull out the embryos out, where were this humane "Internatiuonal Community"? Why did LTTE murdered the pregnant women and children of other ethnic groups? Can those innocent people give them a seperate state? By killing pregnant women and children LTTE proved that their intention is genocide just like aparthied and holocoust. Why the International Community did not intervene at that time?

How can a person who has eyes and ears say that Sinhalese kill Tamils? Why the International Community cannot see the Sinhalese in Southern provinces contribute their food, salary and everything to feed the innocent Tamils who escaped from LTTE clutches? If Sinhalese are trying an ethnic cleansing, why do they feed Tamils?

Wall Street Jounal said 'for those who say that there is no military solution for terrorism that they have two words to say. 'Sri Lanka & Mahinda Rajapakse"

So International Community should back off and let Sri Lanka to do their business and why not considering intervention in Afghanistan where the US are bombing innocent civilians in hundreds with weapons using white phosphurus ammunition.......

Kandeli   May 12th, 2009 8:45 am ET

Sir, You people are turning head to another side of what is happening in SL. Where is the impartiality? What happened in Kosovo, East Timor? Etc.. etc..etc....
And what are you doing there sitting in US? You media people (CNN etc, etc, like in Kuwait or Iraq) should have gone there to SL and bombard with your news to the world to open their eyes to see what is REALLY HAPPENING THERE. Please don't delay to go there and save the Tamil people from GENOCIDE

Aloysius   May 12th, 2009 8:45 am ET

Many continue to die in the so called “safe zone” indiscriminately of age and sex by the Sri Lankan army. There is a shortage of medical and food supply for the people trapped living in miserable conditions.

I beg the International Community, please open your eyes on the situation and intervene as quick as possible. There is a GENOCIDE of Tamils in Sri Lanka. If I may recall the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Article 2, the atrocities perpetrated by the Sri Lankan government tick all the boxes.

There is a lack of independent observers in the so called “safe zone” as the Sri Lankan government does not allow any reporters or organisations to enter this area. Those who enter it are expelled immediately (UK Channel 4 team) to hide their indiscriminate killings in the zone.


AJAVIBOOSHANAN   May 12th, 2009 8:45 am ET


Jeban   May 12th, 2009 8:45 am ET

Yes. International community has to interfere to stop the mass killing by srilankan Government. Did any singalese oppose the killing done by the Government? No there are two Nations that’s why. Tamil people have to live peacefully. Tamils can not live together with barbarians; still they are hunting for more blood. In a single day they killed 1000 of innocent tamil people

Wg Cdr Holly Ohlmus (Retired)   May 12th, 2009 8:46 am ET

The only NEED we in Sri Lanka have is – the need for the International community to get the LTTE terrorists to lay down their weapons and come to the peace table, so that they can live along with the hundred of thousands of Tamil Sri Lankans who have no problems whatsover with the other communities.

silva   May 12th, 2009 8:46 am ET

the LTTE is a proscribed terrorist organisation responsible for the deaths of many Sri Lankans mostly Tamils including the former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar and the Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi.As far as SL is concerned the LTTE is a bigger threat to the country than the Taleban whom the US is detemined to eliminate through its proxy Pakistan .the Taleban are also Pakistanis or Afghans.No protests from the US and the west when its proxys Israel and Pakistan do their dirty work for them and kill thousands of civilians in Iraq,Afghanistan and Gaza.What the world community must do is put pressure on Prabhakaran to surrender not prevent the SLankan Army from capturing him how if it was Bin Laden instead of Prabhakaran

maduranga   May 12th, 2009 8:47 am ET

If IC decided to intervene to a fight against terrorism carried out by democratic government because of the misinformation campaign of terrorist , what will happen to fight against Terrorism. If IC behave like this for terrorism I don't see any peaceful future for this world.
Most of these death tolls are taken from LTTE itself. Can u still believe a Terrorists group who can do suicide blasts among civilians, child recruitment and and village massacres. If what ltte claims are true why people fleeing toward SL army. U should have some sense of intelligence to understand this simple fact. Just don't get caught to misinformation campaign of terrorists. IF IC wants to fight against terrorism just let SL army to finish the job and learn from them "How to defeat the terrorism in entire world"

Hakim   May 12th, 2009 8:48 am ET

The Media seem unable to call a Spade a spade in the case of the LTTE Terrorist. They seem to portray the LTTE as Freedom fighters, rather than what they really are, Murderers, rapists, suicide bombers, extortionist, tortures, smuglers, dope dealers, money launders, credit card scammers, Economic refugees, Child recruiters, Ethnic cleansers, human shield holders.. etc.

The Media and International community are duped by the LTTE Orchestrated False propaganda campaign. Their "reliable" source of information is the LTTE website.. tamilnet... A legitimate Gov is the Liar in their eyes, and the Terrorist website is the Holy grail of Truth about Sri Lanka. Also LTTE has pretty good lobbyist, Politicians (vying for Tamil constituencies), so called "Journalists", "Humanitarian" Businessmen/women, all on their pay role or looking out for their own interest by prolonging this war by saving the LTTE!

Would ever the US Army put the lives of one of its soldiers on the line to save a thousand civilians? If it were the US, UK, NATO or Israel they would have bomber the flat and said the war is over, irrespective whether 50k civilians died. But SLA is risking the lives of hundreds of soldiers so that no civilians are harmed and the Citizens of Sri Lanka (the Tamils held hostage by the LTTE) are rescued without harm!

INGOs and Humanitarian Businessmen, Media want this war to go on so that they can continue with their business of Thriving on get BIG stories about the Misery of Sri Lankan! A long time has passed since Media and Humanitarian agencies have been independent, impartial, and truthful! They are just SPIN DOCTORS.. thriving on Blood of the innocent!

gimantha   May 12th, 2009 8:48 am ET

An early 20th the Century Sri Lanka was a British Colony. 74% of Sinhalese and 24% of Tamils were living in this country and when Britain government was ready to give independence to Sri Lanka ( Ceylon ). Tamil educated and rich people wanted to get the powers in Ceylon . Chelvanayagam and Ponnambalam were the front of that struggle. Is it fare to give the powers to them with having only 24% of population. At last in 1948, those leaders asked 50-50 powers.

Now you can understand who were the pioneers of this bloody war. most of the Tamil leaders in past wanted to get powers pusing the ordinary Tamils into guillotine.

Samething done by Prabakaran at present. What happened 1983. Prabakaran killed the army personals in Jaffna . Then the riots arisen. It is the only black mark in Sri Lanka . Please keep this in your mind. Before he killed army personals, he also killed Tamil leaders in Jaffna .

Tamil people living right round the country very harmony. I do not know what some saying of "ethnic conflict". Another word is Tamil rights. Tamil language is the state language other than Sinahla language. More than 25 Tamil Ministers in Cabinet. Tamil children are learning in International and other government schools in everywhere. All are registered as citizens. They are having universal franchise. Wholes Business in Pettah still belongs to them. Most of the trading market in country handle by Tamils. Now you all can understand what some are talking nonsense regarding the tamil rights.

This is LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka.. LTTE Kill both innocent tamils and sinhalese people.

Honest   May 12th, 2009 8:48 am ET

Every Human being in this world should have a Happy Life...That is why they are born ......
why should this tamil people get all the worst in their life...
Let their children,Parents be freed from all this agony.
International community should intervene and stop this genocide
and give Peace for all.....for all people of srilanka....irrespective of race,religion...etc.

Chinthaka   May 12th, 2009 8:48 am ET

Simple answer is NO.
There is no so called genocide in Sri Lanka as pro LTTE media states without any evidence. If anyone happen to fly over here you will see that mejority of Tamils of the island are living among Sinhalese in south of the country. They have all the rights as a Sri Lankan for free education, equal oppertunities for jobs etc.
The problem we are having here is the inability of certain sections of Tamils to live in harmony with fellow countrymen. Expatriate Tamils who are having asylum status in majority of Europian countries do not need the war to end and peace to return to this country as they will be compelled to return leaving all their comforts. They use these small section of ideotic Tamils to fulfill their requirement and channel millions of dollers for that.
Finally, the problem in Sri Lanka is a terrorist issue and it should be dealt with in accordance with accepted norms. Major powers in the world showed the way by starting the war on terror. What Sri Lankans now do is their part of the job in that. So please stay out and support as one cannot seperate terrorist as good or bad. They are all in one category and should be destroyed at all cost for a better future for all peace loving humans.

Dinushi   May 12th, 2009 8:49 am ET

From the day I was born, there was a war going on in my country. I have lived through it. I have Tamil as well as Sinhalese friends who have suffered immensely cos of the atrocities carried out by the LTTE. Why didn't Prabakharan recruit his own children as child soldiers? why is he killing the future of his own people? he is committing genocide by killing Tamil children!!! As a sri lankan sinhalese I consider Tamils to be a great race. I admire their perseverance and courage. The LTTE is an insult to them. I don't see how a terrorist group who has committed so many murders( the group to introduce suicide killings to the world) can be their sole representative.
LTTE must be eliminated and let our government deal with it!!

Su   May 12th, 2009 8:49 am ET

All the people here who commented and voted YES are defenetly not tamils who live in Sri lanka. If you are really here u know how peaceful this country is living other than the war zone. So dont talk things u dont know Why dont you come here and take a look and then decide. Just coz someone told u dont belive. Most sri lankan Tamils knows the truth is not this, but by default everyone likes to have their own land so they join the LTTE concept. But the way doing with war will not be a solution. So if LTTE wants war We have MEN SRI LANKAN MEN who goes to the actual war and rescue lots of innocent tamils who are trapped in LTTE zone.
Why dont you all tell anything about releasing the Tamils from LTTE war Zone? When the issue is about to become to an end LTTE and supporters want international help!!!
One said SL government is going to bed with some counties if so then why LTTE is inviting to come to the bed to all international community?

Another Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 8:49 am ET

Whoever here talk about their Tamil people, DONT have any F****ING right to talk about it while living a luxury life in some other country. YOU LTTE bitches come down here and see what exactly happen to your innocent Tamil people, see who’s helping them. Before you speak against SL army, COME HERE AND SEE, are you fu**ers suffering? NO. Only people that has to live with LTTE is suffering.

You Mother F***ERS try to do anything about the Tamil people suffering here???? We do everything to give their lives back to these Tamil people. We donate food & Cloths and everything we can.(At least we do some ting that we can do) While You F***ERS donate you F***ING money to buy Arms to LTTE to KILL these innocent Tamils.

I'm Saying again, COME HERE YOU Mother F***ERS!!!!, Then TALK!!!!!

Leel   May 12th, 2009 8:49 am ET

CNN shows stories about Sri Lankan wor against LTTE ( So called Rebbles as per CNN) however they have failed to prove the identity of the people that have being interviewed by CNN

CNN does take news and statistics from "Tamil net" maintained by LTTE and does not consider the Offecial Government information sources,

CNN shows two faces for terrorisam in the world, when US kill sivilians in Afagnisthan they just look at it as an accesident and no himanitarian issues raised against US ...WHY ???

But they look at the Sri Lankan war against "Terrorisam" as a sivil wor against tamils... which is a LIE and it is crated by irresponsible CNN itself

Please also show how the tamil sivilians suffer inside terrorist cluches in the No fire Zone, and show how the govermant aid process take care of the sivilians who were rescued from LTTE
they were provided with Food and shelter and will be resettled in there homes very soon ,,,please also look at those stories as well

Our Army is one of the best behaved armi's in the world and do not try to condem our brave Army by spreading irresponsible fals news through CNN...please STOP lieing about Sri Lanka

Please investigete how many weapons and bombs being manufactured and wned by LTTE terrorists and investigate who supports them to kill somany inosent siviliance for nothing

Please Please LEAVE SRI LANKA along,,,we can manage our country and you mind your own problems for god sake !!

professor Thilamanium   May 12th, 2009 8:50 am ET

What LTTE says is absolutely wrong. Any person in the world can come to the Noth & talk with the citizes who had come from LTTE areas & experiance the reality.

Viveg   May 12th, 2009 8:50 am ET

I am a Tamil myself and managed to flee the area before the fighting intensified. It is a shame that Prabhakaran is the biggest enemy of my own community and dragged the entire Tamil population into this terrible mess. He is now using his last resort; a human shield to hide behind to delay his certain defeat and eventual death. We whole heartedly wish these terrorists to be eradicated sooner rather than later in order to avoid a human catastrophe and bring a new era to the northern Srilanka.

No one with at least a little sense would ever believe that a winning force would ever shell the civilians and ask for unwanted trouble. It is the Tigers who create this situation in order to seek the intervention of International Community hoping to use the opportunity to regroup and fight back. It is very pathetic that our own brothers and sisters living abroad who represent Tamil Diaspora do not know the reality of the hardships undergone by us living in Srilanka. It is hard to understand their stance in this situation; why do they sympathise terrorists when innocent people are suffering. If they are really sympathetic of innocent Tamils, they should pressurise Tigers to let free the civilians and surrender immediately in order to end the painful conflict and bring ultimate peace to the entire nation.

In summary UN should pressurise ruthless LTTE to lay down arms and surrender immediately.


Lakmal   May 12th, 2009 8:50 am ET

Sri Lankan community suffers lot from LTTE over 30 years. The best thing that international community can at this stage is not to put their hands in to this question and leave it solve by them selves. Because they are the ones who live with it.

SK   May 12th, 2009 8:50 am ET

This war is against a terrorist group which should be eradicated from this world. Thousands of Tamils live in peace and harmony everywhere else is Sri Lanka. The LTTE should not play any role to save their community. The government can manage the country. There are equal rights to both communities in Sri Lanka. And also for Muslims and Christians etc..

Seeva Siva   May 12th, 2009 8:50 am ET

We are asking to IC with great urgency to request your URGENT help to stop the killing of innocent Tamils by Sri Lankan armed forces.

Minute by minute, shells are directed at civilian settlements because they are Tamils and they have no direction to run but to die!

VS James   May 12th, 2009 8:51 am ET

Sri Lanka is the third country to bomb its own people it claims it protects. It is the second in using chemical weapons against its own people after Saddam Hussain. Tamils want to go on their own way but it does not let them. The Sinhala army continues to commit horrible crimes against Tamil lives, properties, and women. It robbed their homeland it occupied for over thousand years even before Sinhalese went to the south.

Tamils had thier own kingdoms until British merged for simplicity of administration in 1833. (The map attached to the Treaty of Amiens called "The Arrow Smith Map of Ceylon' clearly states the Island as two different countries.)

Srilankan government orchestated many pograms against Tamils. It alienated Tamils to an extent that they do not want to live under a Sinhala government. The democracy by 80% Sinhala appear to support the elimination of Tamils as the Sinhala massess has never condemned the continuous killings of Tamil minoroties.

After many many failed political, peaceful, and respectful negotiations with the Sri lankan government, the Tamils were condemned with no rights of education, employment and development. This started the agitation by unemployed youths that contributed to the armed struggle. The support for the Tamil armstruggle was so huge that one person built army, navy and air force and continues to be able to combat against organised combined armies of Srilanka and India.

He is considered as freedom fighter for the Tamils and particulary the protector for Tamil women. He is branded as a terrorist by Sri Lanka like what happende to then founder of America George Washington and father of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

No one wants to be terrorist until you need to defend the atroicities by the Srilankan Military. When you see your wife being dragged by an army, everyone will become a terrorist to defend their basic human rights. This is what had happened in Srilanka and the military cultivated the terrorism and the government is harvesting it. How many members of parliament, Tamil and Sinhalese journaist and academics have been killed under the eyes of the government. There has been no prosecution or conviction and nobody cares.

If SriLanka believes what it does is right, why can't it let the independent journalist to travel and report the facts to the world at large. Tamils will accept the truth and may even not support the armed struggle if what the government says is confirmed as true.

So I ask the Sinhala people, please think and see whether what is written in the state newspapers are true. If it is ask the state to let international journaists with no restrictions.

It was a better country then and it is a scary state now. Its economy now depends on donations from countries like India (please watch Slumdog Millionaire to see how it governs its own people), Iran(the prsident does not believe in holocost) and Libya(how about Lockabbie bombing of PANAM 101 flight) .

IMF's $1.6 billion loan is apparently blocked by the west. What does this say? What does Britsh foreign minister say? What did Channel 4 TV show? What does British newspaper Telegraph say? They are not Tamils. Please do not kill thousands of Tamils to capture one person.

Lord Buddha forbade killing of any lives not even one person. The Mahavamsa, the Bible, the Quran and the Bahavat Geeta do not support killings of human beings, particulary with no food, no medicine and no shelter.

Nilantha   May 12th, 2009 8:51 am ET

I would like to ask few simple question from those who suport to brutal LTTE.

1. If sinhalese are extrimist how tamils living peacfuly n enjoying rights more than sinhalese areas in Wellawatta, Petah, central Provice ect.

2. Who are controling the Market in Petah?
3. Did you see the brutal killer Pirabaharans doble game photo album.

All support to develop the brutal organisation are the enemies of Tamils. coz LTTE never want to built a elam for you. they r doing all these things for the benifit of leaders. Tamils liberation not far away. it is squeezed in a 2 KM area.

International community who support to LTTE terrrors, Open your eyes and go to Iraque, Afganistan, Palstene. Dont interfere this INTERNAL PROBLEM OF INDEPENDENT COUNTRY.

Chamitha   May 12th, 2009 8:51 am ET

No intervene from IC would be necessary, as the so called WAR would be finished in days. Let them finish it...

Senaka Muhandiramge   May 12th, 2009 8:51 am ET

As a Sri Lanka I must tell your reporters to be genuine. They cannot cheat their conscience. The nature will punish those who help destabilize & disintegrate economically poor but morally and culturally rich small nations like Sri Lanka.

sidsiri   May 12th, 2009 8:51 am ET

Before any intervention one has to understand that the LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization that has systematically killed all Sri Lankan tamil leaders who were moderates. Clearly they are not freedom fighters. Freedom fighters will not kill your own. They are terrorist by all means. Who have systematically eliminated tamil idialogist and leaders who did not share the LTTE view.
Who are the people that are asking for intervention? They are the tamil Diaspora. Why did they become diaspora in the first place. It is because, if most of them remained in Sri Lanka they would have been arrested for their criminal activities as the LTTE is a band terrorist organization. Today we see many kids and minors paraded on tv by the tamil diaspora. These kids don’t have a clear picture of life in Sri Lanka. They were born outside sri lanka. Their parents or sometimes grandparents left sri lanka. But today they have to thank the LTTE for keeping the war active until most of the diaspora were able to finalize their residency states in the western world. Because like other tamil political parties if the LTTE had denounced terror and entered a democratic process, the diasopra would have lost the right to claim refugee states and return to sri lanka which is a third world country. Why come back to the third world when the west has given a home to them. and whom do they have to thank for ensuring it. The LTTE.
If the LTTE had denounced terror and entered the democratic system what would have happened to them? history shows and proves it. The second in command of the LTTE army denounced terror and entered the democratic process. Today he is the chief minister for an entire region having under him tamil, muslim and Singhalese citizens under him. He is working hard to look after the interest of his constituents, on the other hand,, the western tamil diaspora… what have they done to help him and his political party??? Are they not helping the tamils… it is because the tamil diaspora does not want to see the end of the LTTE. As long as the LTTE is alive the war will go on, as that’s what they want WAR. Not democracy.
So as for the question of intervention? 62% of tamils live in the south, together with the other ethnicities, was there EVER any intervention by the diaspora to uplift the lives of the tamils in the south?
So it is not intervention that sri lanka needs… its assistance, to help the innocent who are being rescued from the LTTE. Yes they are rescued… don’t for a minute think that the terror group that has killed tamil leaders will not kill any civilian that tries to escape from the LTTE way of life. We need to help these people once they are rescued by the government. Its assistance that we need. Not intervention in this complex but yet internal issue. If the international community is feeling the pressure of the diaspora… you’ve got to deal with it…. it is you who got them in to your countries… now don’t try to poke your finger in to sovereignty other than yours.

A Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 8:52 am ET

No way. Let SL do solve this.

Prashad   May 12th, 2009 8:53 am ET

Let Sri Lankan military forces, government to do their war & US,UN should help only for the civilians who got attack from their own people. If other countries,UN want to stop the war , I'm asking them to MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS & DON'T MESS WITH SRI LANKANS.
What ever the religions,communities we have ,we are Sri Lankans. One country. Every country have good lessons from the terrorist like Talaibans. So let us finish our own problem , because we are suffered lot from Tamil Tigers . Media telling all lies.

One love, One heart Let's get together and feel all right !!!

George   May 12th, 2009 8:54 am ET

If the people from other countries vote, this wouldn't reflect the opinion of Sri Lankans. Future of Sri Lanka will be decided by the Sri Lankans but not by anyone else.

Chanu   May 12th, 2009 8:54 am ET

Still sri lankan government is acting according to international human rights and obeying for all the fundamental rights.LTTE dont have any right at least humanity, they kill all innocent people including their own tamils.International comminittees dont know about real situation of sri lanka.Since last near 30 years we all are fructrating from LTTE..but when LTTE doing such murders and all killing action including suicider boombs and have violated all the rights against all humanbeings..where were all these international communitties those days? As Sri Lankan we can eliminate LTTE from our land without others.International guys dont wont to stop this ..they all trying to gain benifits with hidden ajenda...We all love for our own motherland Sri Lanka.

kith   May 12th, 2009 8:55 am ET

International community should not intervene in Sri Lank. They should mind their own business as Sri Lanka is fitting and trying to resolve a 30 year conflict with ruthless terror group of LTTE which should wipe out from this world as we do not need another Taleban.

amila   May 12th, 2009 8:56 am ET

LTTE is holding thousands of Tamil civilians and try to hide behind them, and the governmnet is eleminating LTTE. But who kills who?? at the end its the Tamil civilians.
The Tamil minority and the Tamil international diaspora should understand one thing. Tamil Liberation(LTTE) started in 70s and now its 2009. There are a lot of international support you have now. Its because you are a marginalized minority. and not becasue of LTTE. why the hell you cant understand your own strength behind and why you are keep on living with the death! Let the LTTE go now.. let the common Tamil person talk.. let the Tamil scholars come to Sri Lanka and start getting equal rights for thier people..stop yelling from overseas.. because you dont see how sri lankan people respond to this issue.. you only see how LTTE market this issue..If you continue to do this Im sure there will be another black July soon..because you are putting petrol to the fire ......

Wimalawansa   May 12th, 2009 8:56 am ET

In the Name of Load Bhudda SriKankan brutal armed forces is Killing innocent civiliance. If there is only a infiniticimal kindenes what Bhudda Taught us this Srilankan leadership will realize that the murders they are continuing to commit will certainly receive the punishment they deserve. The other Singhalese brothers who have commented of supporting these murders of innocent children wemen and hospitalized patients is Terror of Highest level and that's why we need International intervention in Srilanka.

prasad   May 12th, 2009 8:56 am ET

fucking die-ass-pora, fucking IC backed by US,UK, Norway are the global terrorists.... why CNN does not open a Poll for innocent people killed in US bombs in Thaliban..... Dont they have human rights?

you fuckers mind your own business... you cant stop we killing bloody prabhakaran... and LTTE... just wait for 2-3 days.... we will eliminate LTTE from the world.... then you international community can kiss tamildiaspora asss... shit..

thurksel   May 12th, 2009 9:09 am ET


This problem can be solved only by the International Commuinty(IC). Sinhala government has been eleminating Tamils from Jobs/Home etc since 1956. Sinhala oppression made the Tamils to defend themselves after 1956, 1958 and 1977 communal riots. LTTE is a byproduct of oppression against the Tamils. SriLanka governement only pretends that they want to put a peace pacakage, but in reality she doesn' want and will never. therfore ID should step in and solve the problem without any further delay. Otherwise IC would would regret later like what happened in Rwanda.

shiro   May 12th, 2009 9:34 am ET

for all the people that have commented on teeling that to save the tamil community.... please dnt wory if your true intention is to save tamils because the Sri Lankan troops are in a mission on it...

if you want to save tamils ...and if you want your race to be exist in few more years the only thing you have to do is to kill all these tamil tigers... because you may be not aware that these tigers are killing all the civilianse who are coming out of the war zone...y are they doing so..the only way they could survive is if the civiliance are there the forces may not attac them
your so called tamil rebels kill your own peopple we have vidoes taken from unmaned flight to show u people who are out of SL and dnt knw the exact situation..

now all most all the tigers are killed.. and the remaining are coming towards the gov forces like tamed Cats... so dnt wory....very soon will kill the last tamil that every one could live peacefully.

dear all.. thr is no intervention from the international community needed ..and thr is no place on earth whr the IC solved a problm

anyway we will kill all the tamil tigers u will not get a land no any part or anything from this beautiful guys better find another country and try on it..

Dushan   May 12th, 2009 9:34 am ET

Interesting to see the comment made by so call patritic tamils lived in Overseas with a luxurioues comfortable life and fear to loose the refugee state.. " Kimbul Kadulu Salanna epa "

Let people of SriLanka and GOSL who were elected by people to slove this issue.

Thiyagi   May 12th, 2009 9:44 am ET

LTTE is a terrorism group – world should help Sri Lankan government to get rid of it.. It has been too long.. why are they keeping quite???

Sri Lankan ARMY is recusing Tamil civilians of up north being held by LTTE and using them as human shields. This is the same Group – who calls themselves- Freedom fighter for Tamils.

Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims & Burgers living in rest of the part of Sri Lanka collecting food, water, clothing and other essentials and sending them to the recused northan tamil refuge camps. If Sinhalese thought of Tamils as the enmy would they have done that?

Sinhalese are not fighting against Tamils they are fighting against the terrorism – LTTE.

International media refers to "Sri Lankan Army" as – Sinhalese Budhiest Army... which contains Tamils – Christians/Hindus, Sinhalese – Budhiest/Christians, Musliums – moovers, Burgers – Christians. So with what assumption are they calling Sri Lankan Army – Sinhalese – Budhiest army???

Every soul in Sri Lanka wishes for five lettter word "PEACE".

Than S   May 12th, 2009 9:44 am ET

Yes, International Community should intervene and save the remaining Tamils from terrorist Sri Lankan Government. Worst war criminals in the world are running the country now. The government of Sri Lanka only killing the innocent Tamils on the name of LTTE.

m.jegatheeswaran   May 12th, 2009 9:44 am ET


KR   May 12th, 2009 9:44 am ET

Intervention is not invasion. Speaking for the weak and oppressed will not impact anyone's soverignity. Aiding the injured and displaced will not aid the militancy.

International intervention will bring transparency to the process, mediation to long endured complaints of the minority and stability to this region that has been inflicted with infighting over 30 years.

dimuthu mendis   May 12th, 2009 9:46 am ET

international community have mind their own business. Sri Lankans can look after their problems

LANKA SUBASINGHE   May 12th, 2009 9:46 am ET

one can go to the extent of planting their agents in every important body, could be ab embassy could be a diplomatic mission, but you can not hide the truth, this so called war has taken enough lives over the past several decades. this lunatic dream of a separate
Elam has to face the truth. this has to be stopped once and for all. let us allow a nation who lived in harmony to resume their life back again. let the lunatic demands be defeated, let us allow Tamils to live in harmony. but also let us allow sri lanka to handle this, all international cooks already spoiled the soup. let us ask the international community- pls do not try to wag your agendas over lives and future of sri lanka.

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Lion Heart   May 12th, 2009 9:46 am ET

All should accept the trouth that this is an internal issue of Sri Lanka and Tamil tigers have become international terriost group and doing terriost activities all around the world. Why the international community is crying and try to save the brutal LTTE. No one is talking about their assesination of preasts, children and civilions.

See how the LTTE has used tsunami funds to build underground bunkers. Most of the NGOs should respondible for supplying of wepens for the LTTE.

I must say one thing. You will have to cry non stop after the death of the LTTE leaders. Because the people who are crying for the sake of LTTE is getting paid by the LTTE or they are living in abroad as refugees. If the LTTE destroy and war ends, they will loose their ways of earning. Because most of the refugees will have to come back to SL.

You can't stop this. We are going to fee our mother land from terriosm.

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Piyal de Silva   May 12th, 2009 9:47 am ET


What internationa invention can do with Tererist Group like LTTE.

GOSL should wipe out tererism from SRI Lanka to Stop Killing Tousand of Inecent People by LTTE.

Bala   May 12th, 2009 9:47 am ET

It is very sad to see Singalese hating Tamils and vice versa.
It is very true that the Tamils were subject to discrimination,abuse &systematic torture by all present and past singala governments.
No contructive measures are taken by any of the ruling government to solve the tamils problem and none of the singala leaders have the guts to take part in a decisive dialogue with the tamil political leaders.
Buddist monks are the culprits of these crises. They brainwashed the normal good natured singala people so that the cheating singala politician take full advantage for their own goals.
This is reason for the current arm struggle.
By reading the comments from many singalese friends in this forum lots of them at present fail to understand by defeating the LTTE or by killing innocent tamils, this problem is NOT going go away. It is indeed gathering the whole worlds attention with tamils all over the world. Tamilnadu politicians also support the Eelam course now.
It looks enevitable a creation of Tamils land with in Sri Lanka is for sure but how long the wait is the question!

nagulan   May 12th, 2009 9:47 am ET

I can't understand why international communities are silence? they want to die more tamil people??????????


D PIYASENA   May 12th, 2009 9:47 am ET

Let SL government tackle the internal affairs !!!!!!!!!!!

Madreek   May 12th, 2009 9:47 am ET

Here's the point. The LTTE says that its fighting for a cause. But what cause is so important as to hold civilians hostage??? Right or wrong, isn't it high time they surrendered? No sane country fights a war until death of all civilians – let alone holding them hostage.

A country (or a group) may fight a war till the end of its military/political strength. Not until every man, woman and child is dead! But this is what Mr. Prabhakaran is doing. He is holding civilians as a tool for his demented cause.

Since the start of warfare, new rulers took over kingdoms, but the defending ruler surrenders for the sake of his people. He is not supposed to hide among the civilians and take pot shots at the attackers.
Every time there was a ceasefire and talks began, the LTTE only took the opportunity to strengthen their Military and to transport their weapons, claymore mines and suicide carders around the country. What cause do they fight for when they blow up buses full of civilians and public gatherings?? Can the so called international community answer that?

The Sri Lankan military never targets civilian buses or civilian gatherings in the north/north east. So its clear that the LTTE is fighting for a personal cause. Not a collective cause that is for the welfare of anyone else.

Tyronne   May 12th, 2009 9:48 am ET

Everyone knows that LTTE is a another terrorist group like Alkaida. AND THEY DON’T REPRESENT TAMILS!

SAM   May 12th, 2009 9:48 am ET

i don't see a reason here for the international community to involved in this matter.LTTE terrorists deserved what they getting for the things they have done to their own tamil community and the sinhalese.if there is involvement it should be done to control these LTTE supporting people around the world who are directly or indirectly terrorists.

ali jabbar a oppressed minority of so called sri lanka   May 12th, 2009 9:48 am ET

dear people ! in sri lanka fanatic buddism and racism controlling most ofthe army, here an ethnic war is going, while tamils land occupied by brutal racist army singhalese colonies established !its same as what isrealis doing in palesrine , this is a racial state the strucre of this nation is full of hateness and violence against the minority inhabitence of this land , millions of tamils who living in sri lanka and indian subcontinent will love united state of america if she send its one war jet or a ship to sri lanka ordering criminal racist rajapakshe and his brother to stop this ethnic cleansing !
america has mighty and glory to stop this barbarism ! we all tamils will be the suporter of america ! like kurdish then dictator saddam's iraq ! oh america oh obama act some thing for this oppressed people god will be with america !

AJ   May 12th, 2009 9:49 am ET

No need of intervention. SL Govt. handles the situation with the best responsibility. All the ethnic groups including the people liberated attest to it.

Jannet   May 12th, 2009 9:49 am ET

I think International community should intervene. At least to let the journalist to report. That way we will have a fair fight. If Srilankan government has nothing to hide then they shouldn't be afraid to let media in. tHE DEPARTAION OF THE BRITISH JOURNALIST EXPLAINS THAT.I also think that the international community should go into the refugee camps and monitor everything. If SLG wants funding from the IMF then they should allow international bodies to monitor and safe guard the civilians. I, not for once believe that the SLG to take care of tamils. It is time to stop the killings of innocent tamils.


JANA   May 12th, 2009 9:49 am ET

My dear INDIANS,

Please care about your own business. Don't try to be a mother fucker.

Sumedha   May 12th, 2009 9:49 am ET

No one from international community talk when LTTE killed thausands of civilians for last decades.. Now everybody wants to interfeare because they have something to do with Terrorism..

EU or any other giant cant keep Sri Lanka under control if they can keep this problemin SL soil..this is what those big countries have practiced in the past also..

If US is ready to forgive OSAMA, still LTTE has done more crimes to Tamil, Muslim and Sinhala people in Sri Lanka..

Sri Lanka is going to teach whole world.. (this will be a case study for irradicating terrorism) how one should face terrorism..

Now we all see who are the pets of terrorism..

tamilboy   May 12th, 2009 9:50 am ET


Janaka   May 12th, 2009 9:50 am ET

This is a internal situation and LTTE is a banned dangerous terrosit organization in the World. If US and other super nations genuinly support for eradicate terrorism please do not interfere

kajan   May 12th, 2009 9:50 am ET

what ever who ever say anything is not a matter but the international community have to involve in probem.

Siripaala   May 12th, 2009 9:50 am ET


Mohan   May 12th, 2009 9:51 am ET

LTTE Fighting for all tamil people freedom in SriLanka last 30 years
Over 120,000Tamil People Killed,by Sri Lanka government and last 3 days KILLED over3000 tamils

So International community to get involved as long as their intentions are True Peace and Prosperity

Babu   May 12th, 2009 9:51 am ET

World why are you so quiet? Becuse it is not knocking on your door. Please. You do not know how horror the life is for tamil people in Srilanka. Please help. please help. Everybody knows how people suffered when hurricane katrina hit. Everybody knows how people suffered when planes hit the world trade centre. These innocent tamils have been living a horror life for more than 30 years. Why nobody is taking any action? Why the world is so quiet? Please think. if the world cannot stop the injustice done to the tamils, and stand up for justice for tamils, why they are calling themself powerful. Please world feel the pain of these people. Do something for these people. Please help these people get permanent solution. Please help the future generation have a peaceful life in Srilanka. Please stop the war in Srilanka. Please safe the lives in Srilanka. Please world you waited too long. It is already too late. Don't wait anymore. Act faster. Please please please. All the tamils around the world would be greatful forever.

Human   May 12th, 2009 9:51 am ET

only few, out of all who commented here, live in Sri lanka. they just shout like idiots saying Prabhakara is a freedon fighter! Bull Shit! If you really care about Tamils or Innocent Civilians, come here and give humaniatarian aids or talk with those who fled the NFZ. You'al are a bunch of Idiots who bark like brainless dogs!

suresh   May 12th, 2009 9:51 am ET

The killings of 1200 Tamils yesterday are clear evidence that Sri Lankan government is killing its own citizens.

UN saying it is BLOODBATH, and not anything more.. cos they are scared to loose their JOBS in SL.

This will help SL GOV can GO ON and kill more Tamils…
How many more lives does the World need to see???

All the World needs to do is to CONDEMNING the SL GOV, STOP the WAR and accept the Tamils rights to self determination.

Dont blame LTTE.
They are fighting for the rights of tamils.

Mata Hari   May 12th, 2009 9:52 am ET

First of all, lets put things in their correct perspective:
1. This is not an ethnic war anymore- this is a war against terrorism
2. Every government has a right to defend its unitary state and strategise accordingly (like ucle sam)
3. International Intervention is good provided both parties are satisfied that they are not biased, do not have hidden agendas and will not be a wolf in sheep's clothing (like Norway)

Then I would like to say, we have had this war for over 30 years-how come all these various human rights groups, etc stayed silent and suddently when old prabs is cornered with less than 50,000 civilians being used as human shields, they are suddenly interested in this?
What of the child soldiers?
If this is a country which is ruled by sinhala chauvinists how come the following persons were prominent in government and SL history:
Lakshman Kadirgama – Foreign minister (killed by LTTE)
Neelan Tiruchelvan – Tamil politician (assasinated by LTTE)
G.G. Ponnambalam, was a Sri Lankan Tamil politician in Ceylon. He founded the first Sri Lankan Tamil political party, the All Ceylon Tamil Congress.
If southerners (sinhala) people are racist, how come Colombo 6 (Wellawatte) continues to be a highly residential area of the Tamil people in colombo?
Just a few points to ponder...........

tamilboy   May 12th, 2009 9:52 am ET

srilanka sinhala goverment terro risrt gouvernement!!! pls help for tamils

suman   May 12th, 2009 9:52 am ET

if the international not onvolve in srilanka. there are more casulaties can be expected. dont be too late. act immedialtly

Innocent Tamil victim   May 12th, 2009 9:52 am ET


*Sri Lankan army murdered thousands of innocent Tamils – “War without witness" – David Miliband – UK Foreign secretary

* Sri Lankan government backed paramilitary forces of recruiting children

*systematic use of torture and rape is instruments of Sri Lankan state terrorism

*Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has charged that the government of Sri Lanka has turned into a junta, "This junta has control over the economy, business activities and defence. They have unleashed corruption and terror on the country." He claimed that the attack on the Sunday Leader press facility, an independent English weekly could not have occurred without the knowledge of Sri Lankan Defence Ministry, since its located in a High Security Zone, neighbouring military air force base, defence academy and a military camp.

* Sri Lankan government thugs have thrown all independent news organizations so that they can wipe the whole Tamil population and colonize Tamils' Homeland.

Only by Internal governments intervention this Sri Lankan state terrorism can be and must be stopped.

vimal   May 12th, 2009 9:52 am ET

SRI LANKEN government IS Terrorist .

nicole   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

The international community should come together to aid those who escaped from the war zone, to re-build their lives and re-build the country which was affected by this 25year long war.

India tried to help in the war , but to no avail. It will be the same with the International community intervenes. Therefore the international community should do something of use , like assist all those who fled the war zone with housing, health, education e.t.c.

Let the country fight its own war without international intervention.

bavan sangar de silva   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

i have my family in borth community but i feel tamils state should be recognised
tamils & singhala people must not fite any more tamils homeland for tamils singhala government must accept world must recognise the tamils homeland as tamileelam give independend state

no more genocide please in eelam
this message for all wolrd leaders

Humen   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

Yes, Yes, YYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSS, shouldbe, The sinhelese killing tamils every day, I dontknow why the UN still waiting and see this all, please save tamils, PLEASE

eldon   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

People who does not like terrorists ..Please say no...
The tamil diaspora is just worried that they will loose the luxurious life if the war ends and most have to pack up and go back yo Sri Lanka since they are assylum seekers.

They dont love their people ....

Mad cap   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

Please all be fair and democratic. Let the affected, the Tamils decide what to do. Any person other than a Tamil of Sri lanka or Sri Lankan origin has no moral right to poke his or her head and dictate the FATE OF THE TAMILS.

Bombing, burning, killing outright is not the answer for a Human Problem.

Lion Koda   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

There is nothing to intevene at this point as The Sri Lankan Government has taken all the steps to rescue the innocent Tamil civilians who had been kept as a human sheild by the LTTE terrorists. LTTE has draged the innocent tamil civilians in to the war by giving them arms and that's why they are getting killed in the war front. The duty of the International Community is to force LTTE to release the innocent Tamils to the Government Cotroled safe areas.

Praboo   May 12th, 2009 9:53 am ET

I am Tamil born in Colombo, studied in in a leading school in Colombo and now well employed in Colombo. In fact I hold a very senior position with several singala people working as superiors and subordinates – no problem.

If GOSL gives Eelam today and make Mr Prabaharan the Leader what is he offering to us? Does he expect all Tamils to vacate and come to the Eelam State? A good Singala friend of mine once told "what Praba is asking is like asking for the corner room for one's self in the house but expects to share the varandah, lobby area and front door with the others" and this is exactly what would happen where the Eelam State will be only for Tamils as its supposed be the homeland but Singalese will have to share the other areas with Tamils like us.

Also what is the difference between an innocent tamil civilian and a terrorist? An annocent Tamil who takes a grenade to his hand is a terrorist and no sooner he throws at the enemy he becomes a civilian. So how on earth can one find the difference?

I am of the opinion that no body should have or carry arms in a country other than the government forces in a country. Be it the underworld gangs, the JVP (sinhala terrorists) or the LTTE (tamil terrorists) should all be disarmed.

The JVP sinhala terrorists took to arms in the early 70's and late 80's an killed singalese and tamils and everybody who crossed their path. LTTE is the same. Only difference is LTTE has the support of my brothers and sisters working abroad having access to larger sums of money than the JVP.

The international community should get involved to disarm the LTTE. There is no point getting involved to have a non governmental organisation to carry weapons. Would USA or UK tolerate another organisation carrying weapons in those countries?

I think Sri Lanka should disarm the LTTE and make English the working language in government sector so that we can all work together with all communities like the way we do in the private sector without a problem.

I openly tell all my fellow tamils in Colombo not to stay in Colombo and support the LTTE. That is wrong.

Suresh   May 12th, 2009 9:54 am ET

The International shouls intervene in Srilanka. Because, there are so many tamil people are killing by Srilanka Govt. Why? The LTTE is fighting for Tamil people freedom. We need freedom to live in a country. There is no country for tamil people. The Srilankan Govt is biased to all such as University entrance, employment and every thing. Thats why The LTTE is fighting for seperate country. Is it wrong? Tamil people are killing every day like animels. Why? Every body can see on web sites what is going on in Srilanka. No food. No medicine.

Rasika   May 12th, 2009 9:54 am ET

How many users gave comments who lived in sri lanka or visit sri lanka at least once? peoples who actually observe situation in sri lanka know the truth. LTTE purely world no 1 terrorist and murderers. now they killing their own people. Think about tamils who have freedom now under SL government in Eastern Province. Evan the Chief minister of Eastern province is former LTTE child soldier who understood the reality. NOGs' .Please get out from sri lanka. You are the main supporters and major reason for 30 years old war. LTTE cannot live long without your support . TAMILS who living outside sri lanka, Please stop this nonsuns. You are fear about your situation in foreign counties since you gone there under political assailant. If the war end, you have to return here again. That's why you make voice on behalf on LTTE.

Sara   May 12th, 2009 9:54 am ET

We Salute Our Heroes !

LTTE are Terrorists...

If Sinhalease are killing tamil people, then how come Tamils are at Colombo?

archana   May 12th, 2009 9:54 am ET

STOP the holocaust in SRI LANKA please

Johnson   May 12th, 2009 9:55 am ET

A day will come when the UN will describe it as "Bloodbath on sinhalese".

We tamilans are waiting for that.

That time we will never show mercy on Sinhalese Mothers, wifes & Children.

Mark my words

Jeyaparan   May 12th, 2009 9:55 am ET

Yes, please save the Tamils. The LTTE terrorists are keeping the civilians as human shields and the Sri Lankan state terrorists are killing the civilians and the ones who manage to flee the warzone are hold back in concentration camps. They would never do this if these people were Sinhalese. So please help the Tamil civilians to get out of the war zone and to obtain equal rights for the Tamils. This is only the way to end this bloody civil war. Thanks

A Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 9:55 am ET

Even though LTTE is a Terrorist organization there are so many people living earning out of someone’s problems…. IS this a right way to make an living ?

GJ   May 12th, 2009 9:56 am ET

Firstly, LTTE must be identified as a group of Terrorists.

Secondly, International community is not who suffered from these killers.
They haven't loss a child from LTTE attacks, they haven't loss their families. When we are losing our loved once, there were non international communities to talk about that.
We have take care of all our sufferings up to now, so why ask for third parties.

Thirdly, what right do international community have to talk about another country, which has a democracy lead by it's people.
Why Sri Lankans, may be one of the oldest civilizations on earth need some advise from amateurs.

Finally, What I have to say is "DON'T INVOLVE TO REORGANIZE TERRORISM"

tjeya   May 12th, 2009 9:56 am ET


Rajapaksha has respected no one, he is begging the world for funding to buy more weapons to kill innocent Tamils…in the mean time, he has developed Sinhala territory. How much Tsunami funding was given to Tamils, They’ve burnt the Tamil library in Jaffna, raped young girls, there is no gurantee for anyone’s life. We left the country because we were able to afford to. The rest of them are staying & suffering because they have no choice. Please world free us from the GOSL. WE WILL TOGETHER REBUILD OUR OWN TAMIL EELAM!

Prabath   May 12th, 2009 9:57 am ET

No need of an international community to solve the problem in Sri Lanka.It is not a war between to ethnic group.It is just a terrorist problem. But tamil diaspora must understand this is the only land belongs to Sinhalese.

Tamil Elam is gone now

Yasas Koralalage   May 12th, 2009 9:57 am ET

This is nothing but a CIA coup, We are fighting against western capitalism, LTTE is a front organization representing Western interests, India Knows this Russia and China know this,

Tamils have been made fools by these projects of the west, I would like to point out some more examples where they have exploited our differences in the past to fuel and raise conflicts. Eg. Kashmir conflict, Nepalese mao Gurilla issue, Tibet separation and south china Sea border issue with Thailand, North Korea isolation,

UNO and ICRC are proxies serving the western interests in the guise of serving the displaced and injured.

We need to act fast vigilantly , by forming asian Alliances.

Sankalpa Pemadasa   May 12th, 2009 9:57 am ET

We Sri Lankan citizens need no recalling of the atrocities that we have suffered in the hands of the LTTE (Tamil Tiger) terrorists. The three decades of a terrorist campaign conducted under the facade of a liberation struggle, aided with the unstinted support of hypocrites in the international media and in various non-governmental organizations have robbed us of our right to life, sought to destroy our nation, and devoured over 70,000 lives of Sri Lankan citizens. And it continues to do so … though we, the citizens of this small island have finally shed all our differences and united to fight this menace.

Our unity is indeed not without results. An end to the menace is at hand. The dark clouds of our misery have started drifting away. The gates of the mono-ethnic hellhole in Wanni are fast crumbling with our soldiers, backed by the resolution of our people, steadily marching forward. This modest effort is not to manifest the will of our people or the faith that they have kept on the commitment of the soldiers, but to inform the world about the kind of terrorism that we have been dealing with.

What underpins our effort is our determined opposition to the vicious forces that are desirous of continued bloodshed in our country. It is these forces comprising hypocrites in the fourth state, dollar vultures in NGO’s, and politicians with pusillanimity beyond embarrassment that have been working against all our efforts to rid our country of terrorism.

Like carrions on the trail of for carcasses, the mean spirited who work in the above groups have made a lucrative business of our continued sufferings. Whenever the terrorists commit carnage, they always cloak the facts with unsubstantiated comments and justify the attacks. Terrorist attacks against Sri Lankan citizens are shown to the world as fruits of a successful liberation struggle. Whenever the terrorists are pushed to the end, these people jump up to save the terrorists by disseminating untruths, half truths and diabolical lies across the globe about our country. Sri Lanka’s struggle against terrorism is shown to the world as a genocidal war against the minority.

Thus, little has been known to the world of the true nature of the terrorism that Sri Lankans have been fighting. The photos we have posted in this feature were never intended to be published on a website. Yet, we are left with no other option than to resurrect the tormenting memories of the innocent who had suffered the most violent deaths in the hands of terrorists, when the irresponsible swashbucklers in the international media continue act in complicity to the Goebbelisian propaganda project of the terrorists.

We seek empathy with all the peace loving people in the world who value life by looking at the sufferings we have undergone. We request all interested in our country, to make thorough study of the conflict and the true nature of the LTTE, and not just a cursory glance at one sided stories and literature often published by anti Sri Lankan campaigners when arriving at conclusions about the country. We ask those worthies who try to teach human rights to us whether the lives of Sri Lankan citizens are less worthy than theirs.

Deepal   May 12th, 2009 9:57 am ET

There is a mass misunderstanding about a genocide. Let's look at the facts. Majority of Tamils in Sri Lanka lives in Western Province, where the capital Colombo is located. There is no genocide there. Tamils lives in harmony with sinhaleese. Why does LTTE use Tamils as human shield? If there is a genocide, it's been done by LTTE.

LTTE has done many civilian massacres by way of suicide bombings. They use children as soldiers & engage in war hiding in no fire zone! LTTE shoot at their own people when they try to come to government controlled areas.

In the past Government of Sri Lanka tried to engage LTTE in Ceasefire Agreements many times but all those fails as LTTE quitted at some point showing some stupid reason.

Now many of LTTE officials are joining Sri Lankan Government & they reveal the real horror of their outfit. Now Sri Lankan Government is not using heavy weapons in fighting the terrorists simply because they don't intend hurt any tamil civilian. But LTTE is using those heavy weapons.

There are lot of Tamil expatriates who try to take Permanent Residence in many European Countries & Canada in particular. Their one and only reason is the so called "War". The real truth behind all this is that they don't want to see a end to this war, fearing they might not get the PR. They don't care about their fellow Tamils in Sri Lanka.

All these people who talk about genocide, haven't even spoken a single word about the Internally Displaced Persons. Have they given a single penny? They can donate thousands & millians of dollars to help LTTE buy weapons though.

Open your eyes International Community. LTTE is a Terrorist Organization. You should help to wipe them out from the face of earth. So must be Taliban & all other terrorists!!!

Ramalingam   May 12th, 2009 9:58 am ET the answer . LTTE is the only terrorist group in the world who has killed two world leaders and over 100 politeciens . they invented the suiside bomb kit and introduced cianide capsule to commit suicide . The world has bigger problems like Global warming which could wipe out the entire human race in couple of decades and . USA bombed afganistan yesterday and killied 200 innocent peopple …. shouldnt the international comunity intervine??? why the double standerds........??

over 2 milion tamil refugees abroad are just worried how they are going to renew their Visas once the war is over..... ...... after four centuries of colonial ruling we know what distruction the brits, protugese and duch did to our land.......... infact they are the route cause of all these problems as they brought tamils from south india and settled them in srilanka to work in they want a seperate country!!!! they just will have to learn to live in harmony with the rest of us....!!just leave sri lanka alon we can solve our problems

Diysena kumaraya   May 12th, 2009 9:58 am ET

Sinhalese pp; never hate Tamil ppl and Tamil ppl never hate Sinhalese pp.both of them only hate LTTE. LTTE is the most ruthless and brutual terrorist organization in the world.bloody LTTE must b destroy.

Should The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka?
Only we said "NO NEVER".

Sharon   May 12th, 2009 9:59 am ET

The only thing the international community should be doing is helping out in the government camps to provide better facilities to the tamil civillians who have managed to escape the control of the LTTE. I'm sure the government will need a lot of support in the area, and they are doing the best they can. No other government in the world has run such a successful humanatarian rescue operation! And they are also the only country in the world to bring a terrorist organisation to its knees! If the international community wanted to intevene, then they should have done 30 years ago when the war started! Then maybe places like Norway would not have helped the LTTE during the last ceasefire for them to gather their arms and reform! Let this war end for good so Sri Lanka can unite as one!! Help the government to eradicate the LTTE who have destroyed millions of lives...including their own Tamil's for their selfish agenda!

Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 9:59 am ET

Sri Lanka is a very small island and there is no ethnic problem in the country. In fact majority of the Tamils live among Sinhalese people and enjoy all the rights that any other person enjoys. If you refer a business directory in Sri Lanka, most of the biggest businesses are owned by Muslims and Tamils. Why they can do so is because Sinhalese people are not racists. If you doubt just visit Sri Lanka and see.

The LTTE is holding Tamil civilians by force and this was proven and shown to the world in recent aerial footage taken by UAVs when civilians tried to escape. Several suicide bombers were deployed by the LTTE against their own people to stop them from escaping. Despite all these killings, Tamil civilians held by the LTTE managed to escape and came to SL armed forces held areas by hundreds of thousands. Over 100000 civilians escaped in just THREE DAYS and continued to do so, and altogether over 170 000 civilians have escaped and come to SL Army held areas. Can someone explain why such a huge number of people would fled from an organization which claims to be fighting for their own race, and come to SL army seeking protection?

All these allegations about genocides and killings are just fabricated hoax. You don’t have to be an Einstein to understandable that genocide is the last thing that SL forces would need to do right now, as it will provide western countries a good opportunity to intervene and save Prabhakaran. Western countries have been trying out various tactics to intervene, stop the war and protect Prabhakaran but failed so far.

Intention of these western countries and so called humanitarian organizations is very clear. They like to see India divided and weakened. They need south Indian Tamils to fight for a separate country in India. They know very well that South India is the homeland of Tamils, where Tamil culture, language etc. originated and grew. Therefore it is very easy to fuel such a struggle. Western countries like a separate or at least partially separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka so that they can have a close relationship, mastermind and control a massive conflict in India from Tamil separate state in Sri Lanka.

Daviel-UK   May 12th, 2009 10:04 am ET

Internation community must act to prevent this war on Tamils. This is purely not a WAR ON TERROR as described by G W BUSH.

EU and US must bring this issue to the UN Secruity council without a minute delay.. EU and US are delaying because of the Word created by WAR ON TERROR. please please act now to save Tamils.

If the SL government is good and not killing Tamils, then why are they more concern about letting press in....they are doing something wrong...there....definitely WAR CRIME.

Sri Wije   May 12th, 2009 10:04 am ET

Sri Lanka is currently on the very last edge of a war against terrorism which ran for more than two decades.

The only thing is left is to hunt down the tamil terrorist extremist – Prabakaran, who claims the leader to be either dead or alive (possibly dead). At this stage the Sri Lankan Government and the Security Forces is doing the world’s first ever mass hostage rescue operation to save the innocent tamil victims from the no fire zone remaining area which is gratefully appreciated.

On this stage what we can do is to wait, as there are only may be few seconds, minutes, hours and possibly very less days to see the end of this terrorism as the tamil terrorists are wiped off from Sri Lanka.

Further commenting this is the only country in the entire world, who is fighting against tamil terrorists and is the only nation who has a solid security force to hunt down the world’s most ruthless tamil terrorist organization – claimed No.1 by the FBI.

Go ahead Sri Lanka – we are with you!...

suresh   May 12th, 2009 10:04 am ET

Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu SAFETY ZONE have counted more than 1200 BODIES after the large scale SLAUGHTER Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army with the use of CLUSTER AMMUNITION, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons. This is not war against terrorism it's GENOSIDE.

arun   May 12th, 2009 10:04 am ET

yes yes yes yes

Kumari   May 12th, 2009 10:05 am ET

Killer is Velupille Prabhakaran.
we want to Fuck him............ & All NGO who r helped to LTTE
Sri Lanka is Our Land Go a way Tamil killers (LTTE)
Tamil Elam is a dream
if any 1 need the Tamil Elam Go tamilnadu and find it with Karunanidi & Jayalalitha

Sri Lanka Sindabath
We will kill nearly Prabha & Ather All LTTE members
that can't stop any ONE

angela   May 12th, 2009 10:05 am ET

There is so much ignorance here...
It's got to the point where if yo9u're singhalese you just have to hate tamils and vice versa... LTTE is NOT a terrorist organisation, although it hasn't always been fighting "in right terms" they had no choice, given the uncivilised manners of the government, which for you infirmation is killing its own people too!!!
Tamils were not brought as slaves, and singhalese are no way there superiors, if that's what your uneducated minds think, then educate yourselves!!! Singhalese people are originally from north india, nor tamils nor singhalese have more rights than the other over the country, the only people that have always been there, the veddas, are not even fighting for it, and are even forgotten.
These two communities are fighting for a state that wasn't there from the day of creation, yet, it is now the homeland for both, the singhalese government is just using power to "exterminate" tamils from the land, this started because of extgernal influences, so YES the external influences are required to correct their own HISTORICAL mistake!
It is not because you are singhalese that you should automatically HATE the tamils, or because your are tamil that you should DISLIKE the singhalese, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT AND EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE TRUTH NOT WHAT PRESSURE PUTS IN YOUR MIND! Then you'll see clearly for yourself!

I know that no matter what I said, you won't learn from it, as it is now clear that people believe they know the truth and do not accept another person's point of view.... I guess that's as far as ignorance and human's stubbornness goes.

The Srilankan conflict is one with no solution.... The government is winning in its RACIST CLEANSING OF TAMIL ETHNICITY, outside influences could try, but Tamils are now helpless.

KUMAR   May 12th, 2009 10:05 am ET


Kirthi   May 12th, 2009 10:05 am ET

When the tigers were killing people, not only sinhala people, did the international comunity intervene in the matter? Why not ask the tigers to stop fighting and killing of the people they are using as a human sheild will stop. If they do this no one will die. Why only blame the SL army? who started this first? we lived peacefully and it was Prabakaran who started this mess. many tamils took this as an oppertunity to gain assylum in other countries. Now it is a problem to them too. God Bless those who want to protect them..

Justice   May 12th, 2009 10:06 am ET

We all miss the fact that the LTTE is a terrotist organisation
Ample proof, assasination of Rajiv Gandhi, President premadasa of Sri Lanka, Numerous demogratically elected Ministers,Tamil & Sinhalese clergy,Community leaders both Tamil & Sinhala, Foreign Minister (TAMIL) Lakshman Kadirgama
Bombs in the Temple of the tooth in Kandy, Sacred Bo Tree, & numerous bombs in public places killing thousands of innocent civilians Sinhalese Tamil & Muslims.Suicide bombers,forcible recruiting of children. No other terrorist organisation has this record.
At last Srilankan govt is combatting this terrorism just like the rest of the international community.
Why should there be a vote particularly for Sri Lanka
How is it that we did not ask for a vote when other countries fought terrorists?
Sinhalese have nothing against the Tamils,the majority of whom live well intergrated with the Sinhalese in the Southern provinces.

Mavubima   May 12th, 2009 10:06 am ET

Rajesh, WE WILL TOGETHER REBUILD OUR OWN TAMIL EELAM!---- That will be the day that pigs will fly!!! --- Keep dreaming!!!!

charley   May 12th, 2009 10:06 am ET

please help Tamil people.............plzzzzzzzz

The Tamil Eelam Girl - We Want Tamil Eelam!!!!!   May 12th, 2009 10:06 am ET

You guse may have heard about Srilankan (Ceylon) Tea then for cricket NOW FOR GENOCIDE u have to save our tamils We need Tamil Eelam .
If the Srilankan goverment stops the killing of the tamils, Sri lanka will be a very beautifull country,,, every country have to exist y only Srilanka has to be isolated PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ TAKE ACTION I BEG YOU !!!!!!! WORDS CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I WANT TAMIL EELAM PLZ PLZ PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ALL TAMILS BEG YOU !!!!!!!! ????????

Prasanna   May 12th, 2009 10:07 am ET

If foreign countries want to intervene in the Sri Lankan war, they should extend help to the democratically appointed Sri Lankan Government NOT to the ruthless barberic terrorists. What the hell were they doing when there were bombs and explosions by tamil tiger terrorists all over the country. Weren't they people who died of those explosions.
Please support President Mahinda Rajapakse who is argubly the best President Sri Lanka ever had.
This is one country and everybisy must abide by the rules of that. There is no room for two seperate countries in this small island. I am surprised that tamils cannot understand this.

Ramesh   May 12th, 2009 10:07 am ET

International community was deaf and blind when terrorists kept on conducting brutal activities in Sri Lanka. Now Sri Lanka it self has stood up against terrorism and proceeding quite successfully. In few more days to come Sri Lanka will be without terrorism and will turn a new page in the history of "fight against terrorism". There is no reason why the International community should involve at this stage. But they can sit back and watch the situation with their mouth shut. Perhaps they can provide Sri Lanka with what Sri Lanka wants but not with what international community wants.

Subramani   May 12th, 2009 10:07 am ET

Tamils are killed by Sinhala Military( Srilankan Military is only sinhala military no tamils in the military)
Sri lanka is not a democracy nation. They bomed on (innocent Tamils)citizen of Sri Lanka
Sri lanka never respect free jurnalism..Sri Lankan Governmwent killed 47 journalist in three years no Internatioanl media alowed, Chanel 4 Reporters are deported last week.
From January 15000 Tamil innocent civilians got killed
Only Budisht canbe a president of Srilanka...
25% of the tamil population become 15% 1/4 million got killed, i million in open jail 1.5 million in other countries.
35000 dissappeared in custody.. Chemmany grave, Sengaladi,
Kokadicholai, Palali, Manal Aru.
Number one Child sex nation. Lot of international Leaders traped in sex vedio and keep close mouth against Srilankan activity again nhumanitarian. . .

Theepan   May 12th, 2009 10:08 am ET

It will be good if the international community interferes without seeking for any rewards...

There is a lot of comments about the terror activities by LTTE..

There is a simple point here.. If the tamils (LTTE or other active movements in the beginning) did not step into the scene without command of weaponry I am not sure this many Tamils would have even been there to talk about these things..

The so called state oppression was prevalent well before LTTE found its way to fight for its cause... There are many incidents of state organised riots against the minority

I am not prepared to cover up all the bad things LTTE has done to others as well as to its own people...

But i am sure they wouldnt have done many of those things if they didnt have to .. There are certain things one has to do if the freedom is to be sought the rebellious way...

And about the question of a separate state, i would go this way as the critical mass of the country is still able to elect only majority governments that oppress and eradicate the minority by denying its fundamental rights.. I am prepared to pay the price for good sides of diversity as upcoming generations can at least breath the air of freedom..

aravindan   May 12th, 2009 10:08 am 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 land the Tamil people to believe that only Eelam could provide safety and came to believe that their very survival was separate Tamil state

Manoj Ranawaka   May 12th, 2009 10:08 am ET

This is a Sri Lanka's internal issue.There is no effect to the international comunity with this.Now Sri Lanka is about to completly defete the terrorism.IC must keep away from this till GOSL win the war and bring peace to the country.

Sharon   May 12th, 2009 10:08 am ET

Let's also note the LTTE have been holding their own tamil civillians as hostages, hiding behind them, and then blaming the government for them. Sure I'm sure there are casualties as a result of the cross fire between the two sides, but the LTTE are directly shooting and killing innocent tamil civillians who are trying to escape their control! The LTTE has astonishing global power...they have the support of many people around the world....which would explain where they get the funds to pay for the guns etc, which is sickening! So let's stop pointing fingers at the Sri Lankan government, who are trying very hard to save the lives of Tamil's that the LTTE are trying to kill. At least the government has given them a safe place to live! i realise the conditions may not be ideal but when there is a suddenly 200 000 refugees, how does any country deal with that! Hats off to the Sri Lankan government for their efforts! Also there is a radio interview on the BBC site for anyone interested...a very good interview, by a British MP, so an independant view, in which it's very obvious who is mostly at fault in this bloody war.

Madreek   May 12th, 2009 10:08 am ET

If the LTTE surrenders today, the civilians can peacefully start life over tomorrow. If the international community cares so much, they can help the SL government to rebuild the houses and the livelihood that the LTTE destroyed – after the war : )
The IDP's need help, and we as Sri Lankans will do all we can to support them, just like we supported so many people with no regard to their race after the Tsunami.

Madhu Siriwardana   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

The LTTE, one of the world's most violent terrorist outfits, are surrounded in northern Sri Lanka and about to be destroyed – but Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European self-styled peacemakers are getting in the way of victory. The meddlers should let Colombo finish off this menace. In desperation, the Tamil Tigers are using tens of thousands of locals as human shields.

The Sri Lankan government declared a cease-fire and called on the Tigers to release their hostages, but unmanned-aerial-vehicle video footage shows the terrorists holding masses of innocents at gunpoint, refusing them freedom. Last week, Mrs. Clinton played into the hands of the terrorists by blaming the Sri Lankan government for the crisis. "The entire world is very disappointed" that they were "causing such untold suffering," she said.
Foreign governments and aid organizations are calling on Colombo to cease operations, fearing that further action will lead to a humanitarian calamity. Norwegian Environment Minister Eric Solheim has been the point man in trying to negotiate a new truce, but he has been denounced by both sides.

In response to his unwelcome efforts, the Nation, a Sri Lankan newspaper, editorialized that "the caravan of military operations has to move on. The time has come to tell the salmon-eating international busybodies to mind their own business."

The Sri Lankan government is justifiably confused and angry at the international response to their progress. Sri Lanka has been fighting the Tamil Tigers for over 30 years. The Tigers pioneered the modern use of suicide bombing and have killed thousands of civilians. A U.S. government expert on the group tells us that the Tigers are "one of the most odious insurgent groups around, and for a long stretch of time had more suicide attacks than the rest of the world combined. It has made a cult of martyrdom and violated every single previous cease-fire." During the most recent truce, the Tigers took the opportunity to assassinate about 200 moderate Tamil politicians and the Sri Lankan foreign minister.
Last year, Colombo decided enough was enough and withdrew from the cease-fire agreement. Using innovative counterinsurgency tactics, the Sri Lankan defense forces dismantled the guerrilla network on land and at sea. They drove the Tigers from their safe havens and bottled them up in a four-square-mile patch of beachfront swampland. Tiger leaders are hunkered down in underground bunkers trying desperately to stave off their looming demise.

We can only imagine American satisfaction if we had al Qaeda in this position. It is unconscionable for the United States to castigate its Sri Lankan ally for prevailing in its war against terrorism. The Tamil Tigers have purposefully created the conditions for a humanitarian crisis and deserve neither amnesty nor mercy. There are ways to help resolve this standoff that will not allow the Tigers to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, such as providing military and intelligence support for pinpoint strikes against the terrorist leadership. Failing that, the Obama administration should mind its own business. The Sri Lankans are winning; we should let them finish the job.
(The Washington Times Editorial – on 26th April 2009)

vimal   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

slt tous monde je suis en france j'ai 15 ans et laisse la peule tamoule trakille ..

GUNASEKARAM   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organization T

ANKAYATPIRIYAN   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

Dear Mr.Silva do you lerned geography.From the geography India and Srilanka was united by land way more than thousands years ago of this reason indian tamils living south part of india and srilankan tamils living north-east part of srilanka.The tamils ancient peoples first nation of the Srilasnka.Mr.De Silva your Wijayan comming from orisa.Will you please answer what is fundemental connection you have with Srilanka.After Tsunami these two countries divided by pakstreit.See the structure of srilanka,tamils area of north-east like a cover of Srilanka.Mr.Silva do not tell lie,answer from your heart

Damith W   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

Tell the "west" and our own traitors to go and hang. We need not take part in any of their "votes" and waste our time. They can all go and wash their rear in the Iraqi sand


Thangaraja Krishna   May 12th, 2009 10:09 am ET

I'm a Tamil myself and I know no ethnic cleansing is being happened in Sri Lanka. LTTE is a ruthless ogranization who kills our own people for its leadership's benefit. Their propaganda, people who make the most out of this mess try to mislead the world saying it's ethnic cleansing. It's a genuine act of eradicating terrorism. We need to live with harmony with Sinhalese. We are not enemies. LTTE made us so.

Peace   May 12th, 2009 10:11 am ET

My Opinion Is We Should Live Peacefully What Ever It Takes. Captuiring Tigers Or Capturing Civillians Is Not Going To Take Us Anywhere. Not Partivulary The War In Sri Lanka. The Wars in Everywhere Else In The Whole World. What Do We Fight For ? Why Do We Fight ? You Are Not Going To Take Anything You Gain.

I Simply Dont Understand The Human Kind.

Michael   May 12th, 2009 10:12 am ET

United Nations is still liying about the situation in sri lanka. I have travelled a lot in the small country but never found genocide. only terror in sri lanka is by LTTE and the main suppoter for them is UN. UN needs only $$$$.


arun   May 12th, 2009 10:12 am ET

help international commanitz pls.

Ronnie   May 12th, 2009 10:12 am ET

You folks claiming genocide should go read a dictionary as to what it really means. Why would the SL army sacrifice their lives to save the civilians held as hostages in the "safe zone"? That doesn't make sense. If the SL gov was so hell bent on killing all Tamils as some say, this war would have ended months ago.

LTTE is a proscribed terrorist organisation and they should be eradicated from Sri Lanka before they bring further misery to innocent human beings. I wouldn't want to believe what pro-terrorist sites say about the number of casualties as they tend to be exaggerated. Because no matter what, LTTE is a terrorist organization. They are no better than the al-Qaeda.

No one has the right to divide Sri Lanka as it is a sovereign nation. We are all wishing for a united and a peaceful Sri Lanka!

palani   May 12th, 2009 10:12 am ET

Tamils are not migrated labours in srilanka, that is there homeland for more that 5000 years, they need the separate home land


Manchanayake   May 12th, 2009 10:12 am ET

Most of the tamil babaric refugees in westren countries barking now co's if war is over in SL then thay know that can not survive there, SL government should have bomed them immediately and solve this issue ASAP.


TB Kamiss   May 12th, 2009 10:14 am ET

There should not be any foreign intervention in Sri Lanka. However, it will only be required if – after the terrorists have been completely eliminated – there is no political solution. All citizens must be treated equally irrespective of their race, religion and language. No community must be allowed to dominate another.

EMS   May 12th, 2009 10:14 am ET

Any person committing crimes should be punished – whether LTTE or SL ARMY. I don't like the Present Government due to various reasons

However, there should be no double standards. If the International Community wants to intervene (refers to the Western Countries especially UK and Norway) in Sri Lanka, they should first do the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan, where thousands to millions of innocent people have perished (thanks to the Brutal acts of US and UK)

They should not get engaged in supporting bloody terrorists. I suggest the International Community should only support the innocent Tamil Civilians (now based in the SL government controlled areas/camps) in terms of good food and medicinal supplies

NO hypocrites, to support bloody LTTE. PLEASE

Sachi   May 12th, 2009 10:14 am ET

I was born into a war torn country just like hundreds and thousands of other Sri Lankans of my generation. We have known nothing but the continuing war in the North and the East of this country for the past 30 years. Where was the international community all this time? For the past 30 years they were spectators and now suddenly it seems to be the hot topic in all fora and every one wants to be involved and have their say. Is it to divert the attention from the growing financial/economic crisis? Or to ensure that the revenue streams from arms will continue for the global giants?

Why didn't the international community go further than sending letters of sympathy and condemning the actions when the SL central bank was bombed? Why didn't they speak up when the temple of the sacred tooth relic, the heart of the Buddhist community, bombed? When thousands of people, belonging to various ethnicities died from countless suicide attacks in all parts of the country? When a large number of our leaders were killed? Weren’t they human beings? Are the Tamils the only human beings in Sri Lanka? What about the rest of us who pay the price of terrorism? Why doesn't the international community stand up for that? Wasn’t it attracting as much votes, attention or popularity?

Why didn’t the world do anything about Gaza? Lebanon? Iraq? Afghanistan? Pakistan? Why only Sri Lanka? Is it because we are not a giant like USA? Or possess nuclear weapons like Pakistan? Or because we are not a oil rich country like Iraq?

Some compare the LTTE with many other terrorist organizations, but I think they are incomparable. Tell me which terrorist organization has air crafts? Submarines? heavy weapons? none! only LTTE. Why doesn't the International community understand the threat LTTE poses not just to SL but also to our neighboring countries? Why didn’t the international community speak up when SL was being air raided? When the heart of SL economy, the IRS building was attacked? There are so many whys and why nots which only the international community can answer.

I personally have nothing against the Tamil community and I do feel that their rights should be respected. But the double standards of the international community cannot and should not be tolerated.

Now it’s the time for them to mind their own business like they have been doing for the past 30 years.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Note to CNN: Pl let the voice a Sri Lankan be heard to the International Community. Pl do not edit.

George-OM   May 12th, 2009 10:14 am ET

I belive the International community should intervene to solve the issue between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government. IT's almost 23 years since this errupted.

Laksman Kathirgamar   May 12th, 2009 10:14 am ET

India is already there helping Srilankan army to kill tamils.
China is already created vast NAVY base in southern srilanka to control US movements in asia pacific.
Pakistan is always supplying military equipment is SL.
China is giving millions of money to SL for war crime.

This is the time for US and EU to create Tamil nation as security for them in the ASIA PACIFIC. THIS IS THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM.

paranjothi   May 12th, 2009 10:15 am ET

please help us!!!!we need your help,please international socity! very urgent we need ur usssssssssssssssssssssssss

Sam   May 12th, 2009 10:15 am ET

To the international community KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF my country. We are a sovereign nation. We have the right to decide on war or peace for our country. So all you brainwashed foreigners why don't you concetrate on the problems of your own country. I am asure there is lots to do there and just mind your own business.

Ramesh Athukorala   May 12th, 2009 10:22 am ET

Yes....Internatinal community must react immediately to stop bloodbath in Sri lanka. This is a sort of state terrorism by the current government. Most of my follow singhalese are blaming tigers and tamil people for this tragedy.
Those blame tigers should think about the basic reasons for this problem. Also we need to be proud about Prabhakaran because he has not started to kill innocent singhala civilians yet as the Singhlese dominated government does for last 4 decades.
If my fellow sinhalese don't understanf the truth, it means they are talking on behalf of state terrorism. I like to see a country with everyone has the same rights. The SRILANKA'S CONSTITUTE CLEARLY STATES THAT ONLY A SINGHALA BUDHIST CAN BECOME A PRSIDENT OR PRIME MINISTER IN SRI LANAKA. Please learn about Sri Lanka and talk further. Internaional community must save Tamils in Sri Lanka.

George De Silva   May 12th, 2009 10:22 am ET

International community should not interfere in any shape or form with Sri Lanka's internal affairs,unless requested to.

Sri Lanka or any country for this matter can and will deal with its own issues and minding "own business" would be the righfulful action.

For those interested in Sri Lanka conflict, it is very timely to look at the bigger picture of the whole situation.Sri lanka and its people have suffered for over 35 years with violence and terror at the hands of LTTE terrorist outfit and now that the war against LTTE is at its final stages to bring in peace to this island nation, the international community MUST suppport the legitimate actions taken by the government to eradicate terrorism.

Yes,there are casualties,and that is the cost of war! ....Just as it has been in Vietnam,Afganistan and Iraq !

Sri Lanka is an Independent sovereign state !

kethesh   May 12th, 2009 10:22 am ET

play a role in reolving this situation...
this is the high time to resolve this issue
and stop INNOCENT civillians being victimised

Krishan   May 12th, 2009 10:22 am ET

Let Sri Lanka manage its own problem. Its a matter of taming a domestic terorist group. The rest of the world can look into their own problems (specially America and the the Europe)

ravi   May 12th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Please join International people to help Sri lankan Tamil people.

pol sambola   May 12th, 2009 10:23 am ET

Int Community should intervene only if this domestic affair of Sri Lanka becomes unmanageable to it's governors. They seem to manage it pretty well by themselves. Terrorism is a global phenomenon that is new to us. We can learn a lot from them.

Anoja   May 12th, 2009 10:23 am ET

While I am a Sinhalese my brother in Law is Tamil as well as many relatives are Tamil. We are a people who lived together, went to school together and married each other and lived with more harmony between the groups than in many other countries. If you peruse the society pages of Sri Lankan newspapers as well as the lists of names of people in highplaces, govt. jobs, CEOs of companies and if you are able to recognize Tamil names from Sinhala names you will realize that many of the people in high positions and such are Tamil. So the charge of genocide is ridiculous. Why do you not acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of people escaped from the clutches of the LTTE and took refuge with the army. Why do you not acknowledge that the LTTE shot them as they tried to escape. Who herded the innocent people into becoming human shileds but the LTTE. If they cared for their people they would absolutely let them go.

For the people who do not seem to know their history the Tamil people of Jaffna were not brought here by the British, they are the descendants of the many Indian invasions. My guess is that most Sinhalese and Tamils throughout history mingled except for a few isolated pockets.

The irresponsible Western countries and Media by supporting the current despicable acts of the LTTE are teaching all terrorists that taking civilian hostages will be the way to go. And make no mistake you will be responsible for untold misery. In fact if all of you just acted with responsibility and restraint the LTTE would not continue to hold these helpless people hoping that you all would once again throw them a lifeline. The likes of CNN is only interested in disharmony and sensationalising news. Shame on you. And since when does the small portion of the international community get to vote on who gets invaded by whom. If you do invade us we will meet you on the beaches, go read Churchill.

Thujavan UK   May 12th, 2009 10:24 am ET

The ongoing genocide of Tamils by the Government of srilankan
The Srilankan government has been employing violence and intimidation amount to genocide against its Tamil civilian population since its birth in 1948, a span of 61 years now with in “safe zone. “They killed as many as they can. (4500 Innocent civilian) .Now this conflict will assume a new form because the underlying savage oppression of the Tamil people will have remained unaddressed. Indeed, the Tamil Diaspora is now at its highly of unity against the Government of srilanka. Now in north they detaining 50,000 Tamil civilians in barbed-wire, militarily controlled concentration camps with no freedom of movement or access to the ICRC and vulnerable to rape, disappearances, and murder by the Sri Lankan Army.

Ravi   May 12th, 2009 10:25 am ET

Why the other countries can't mind their own businesses.Sri Lanka is a democratic country and they should have a freedom to do what they want.The government everytime think about the people including theTamils.As government invite Tamils who are in the safety zone to come to rescued area, why can't they come.
Few Tamil buggers who are in abroad don't know the real situation in Sri lanka and they simply say LTTE is good...good...and best forever.Because those Tamil people enjoy the life without any sorrow, that Sri Lankans face in Sri Lanka without any ethnic difference.
As those Tamil LTTE buggers shout, ahy can't they come and fight with LTTE idiots against the Sri Lankan army.
Media also want only to promote themselves.There are many problems allover the world more than this issue in Sri Lanka.
So I think best think is each one should mind their own business without intervenr in to others problems.
We all wish peace and harmoney to All Sri Lankans in near future. It is not only for Sinhalese, it is all Tamils,Muslims,Sinhalese,Burgers and all the true Sri Lankans......
Sri Lankan army is the best army....who fights for Humanity....

Raja   May 12th, 2009 10:25 am ET




John Silva   May 12th, 2009 10:25 am ET

It is too late for the International Community to intervene in Sri Lanka as the problem would be over within few days. However, it may be a good idea for the International Community to do so in Pakistan and Afghanistan as the scale of civilian casulaties is much higher and the tragedy has just begun.

Sriram   May 12th, 2009 10:26 am ET

Obviously Yes! Please dont confuse LTTE with ordinary Tamil civilians! STOP the massacre! STOP the WAR!

With regard to this POLL, please note that TAMILS are a minority in Sri Lanka, consequently there will be lower number of votes to encourage international intervention to save TAMILS!

Veerapandiyan   May 12th, 2009 10:27 am ET

The War in Sri-Lanka, started in the first place, because of the British have handed over the government in 1948 to the Majority Sinhalese. When you ask for a vote in regards to if IC should intervene, when, the over bread and uncivilised Sinhalese want to see Tamil extinct out of the island for over a decade (see Vattukottai Resolution, of May 1976) where state sponsored terrorism to wipe us out is an everyday event, the results are that those Sinhalese are voting for 'no' to the IC intervention, how do you justify this poll in the first place. You should ask the Tamils for the vote.

shereen   May 12th, 2009 10:27 am ET

So long as UN member countries like UK, France, Norway, US, and other EU countries and their governments support LTTE proxy front organizations this agony for civilians will continue. It is tamil diaspora who fuel the war. US, Canada, EU openly let diaspora to articulate support to terror LTTE which in turns prolong the blood bath for civilians since LTTE is hanging on to diaspora life line. If UN wanted to stop the killing by LTTE, it must insist member countries to openly condemn the LTTE gun culture and diaspora support for such activities. Anythingelse is useless...Its time people realized the true colours of the LTTE. It's not a rebel force, its a terrorist movement. They are trying align their-selves as Rebels, but to their dismay, they are far from been any kind of rebel force. Rebels, did never kill their own. Where as LTTE has done this for the past 30 yeras. It's time the terrorist are washed off for good!

mano   May 12th, 2009 10:28 am ET

In 1956 who killed tamils? In 1973 who killed tamils. In 1983 who kiled tamils? Why they are killing now. I think the reason is the same. International community have the responsibilty for the killing also. Will act atleast now. Approve the self determination of tamils.

J de Silva   May 12th, 2009 10:28 am ET

Come on guys...lets open our eyes and see what is going on in Sri Lanka. It is basically a democratically elected government, fighting against a ruthless terrorist organisation with a view to wipe out terrorism after 30 years of suffering. As a matter of fact, international community should back Sri Lankan goverment on this endavour. Go for a poll in sri lanka and you will get to know what sri lankans are crying for...thats is to wipe out this ruthless blood hungry terrorist organisation.
As we know there are around 20,000 tamils under hostage of LTTE clutches as we are speaking and about 180000 tamils are being freed by sri lankan army already. These so called tamil diaspora who are crying out loud to save LTTE leaders' lives, what have they done to help these tamils who are struggling to reach basic needs? As a matter of fact, sinhalese people in south have been donating food, money and everything they can offer to the struggling tamils out in north.
Lets not forget that although they are calling this an "ethnic problem" ,more than 50% of the tamils are living amongst sinhalese in the south with harmony. So let us open our eyes, see the problem clearly, identify the hidden propaganda backing terrorism and help Sri Lankan government to wipe out this ruthless rerrorism once and for all. I think thats the duty of the international community today.

sasi   May 12th, 2009 10:28 am ET

Srilankan Goverment Stot Genocide Tamils

agnasa   May 12th, 2009 10:28 am ET

Where was the International community when the LTTE brutally killed innocent civilians in the many bomb blasts in Colombo, Buttala, and other places that are too numerous to mention? There is no denying that this organization, dubbed the most dangerous in the world by the FBI, is ruthless and needs to be stopped. That is the right of a sovereign government.

Also, there are many a comment on the LTTE fighting for the rights of the Tamil people. If that is the case, why did they take the people who now trapped with them hostage? This situation was not created by the government but by the LTTE to save themselves.

What is not mentioned anywhere is that 38% of Colombo consists of Tamils. If there was genocide going on in Sri Lanka, Colombo would be blood bath. Wake up people, don't believe the Tamil diaspora BS that has been spread.

Hope   May 12th, 2009 10:29 am ET

LTTE says that they are ready for a ceasefire. But the Srilankan government bombed civilians everyday. I have been following news of both parties. LTTE says the media are welcome to come to the north, and can visualize if the LTTE are using civilian as a shield. Why the Srilankan government prevents access to the north??? There must be something wrong. Otherwise there ist no problem to grant access. - here is an interview by thomas seibert–he was in SL

T.D   May 12th, 2009 10:29 am ET

To win Sri Lanka,
If ur such a patriotic Sri Lankan, then learn how to spell the nations name, and if all u gotta say is No!, then we dont need to see it a hundred times, copy n pasted over and over again and on the bottom of that u jus wanna say FXXX LTTE.
Well buddy i got some news for you, LTTE represent tamils from all over the world. We believe in their cause cos its what we tamils fight for. If the world called you stupid, well does that make you stupid? Not necesarily, jus the same even if the world called LTTE a terrorist organisation, it doesnt necessarily mean that they are..

To all those who have said that Tamils are killed by the LTTE, and that they are terrorists, and tamils are just slaves who emigrated to Lanka, well your absolutely wrong, and theres history to prove it. Tamils have lived on the same land seperate from the Singhala for decades and have lived peacefully, when the Tamil and Singhala Kingdom were forced to join, they clashed, they fought, despite this, Tamils have always tried to find ways of living seperate or peacefully together. It was when the Singhala dominated government wrongfully handled the tamils, this whole situation arised. The Singhala community has never accepted that the Singhala dominated government cruelly raped, murdered and assulted tamil plainly because they were a tamil. But have always been the first to condemn the Forces that grew to fight against the government to ask for their land and rights back. this rascim is what the problem is. So far the Singhala community has never taken action to help the tamils, but they apparently support the tamils in getting freed from the LTTE. The Tamils dont want to be saved from the LTTE, they want to be saved from the Governement. IF TWO NATIONS JOINED TOGETHER CANNOT LIVE PEACEFULLY, THEN WHY FORCE THEM TO?? WHY NOT GIVE THE TAMILS THEIR EELAM BACK SO THEY CAN CREATE LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?. Seperation is the best form of method to save the two races from each other. or else this war will wage on till one side is eradicated. this is the sad truth, but the truth that will save thousands of lives and give meaning to those who have died.

Victor Goonetilleke   May 12th, 2009 10:29 am ET

The LTTE started as fighters for Tamils, then destroyed all other Tamil groups and great Tamil intellectuals. When the LTTE was to be destroyed in 1988 India under Rajeev G interveneed and the LTTE's gratitude was to kill hi,. Pres Premadasa taked Peace with the LTTE and it killed him. Ores Chandrika talked Peace and they tried but failed and she lost an iye. The number of decent tamils it has killed are countless and innocent Civians of all races in Bus Bombs etc. The LTTE long ceased to be freedom fighters. The LTTE should be distroyed and allow Tamils to work for their rights within a unified SL with International help for the millions the LTTE neglected.

Hope   May 12th, 2009 10:30 am ET

international countries should interneve and listen to both sides!!!!

Subhashinie   May 12th, 2009 10:30 am ET

Sri Lanka's war with the Tigers is an internal problem. Teh Sri Lankan state and people (of all communities) have been suffering under terrorism for the last 30 years and the country has never come so close to eradicating it until now. Let Sri Lanka decide what is good for her and her people! They have suffered enough. Outside authorities have no understanding or pretend not to understand coz it doesn't concern them or they have other hidden agendas, and they have therefore no right to intervene and make this terrorist war go on. Countries who preach about human rights to Sri Lanka should first check their human rights record. Sri Lanka has been doing far, far better than them all this long. May Sri Lanka defeat terrorism soon and be again the peace loving united country it was before this terrorist problem, and the colonial problems all started destroying her and her people!

Eelapiriyan   May 12th, 2009 10:31 am ET

The killings of 1200 Tamils yesterday are clear evidence that Sri Lankan government is killing its own citizens.

UN saying it is BLOODBATH, and not anything more.. cos they are scared to loose their JOBS in SL.

This will help SL GOV can GO ON and kill more Tamils…
How many more lives does the World need to see???

All the World needs to do is to CONDEMNING the SL GOV, STOP the WAR and accept the Tamils rights to self determination.

Dont blame LTTE.
They are fighting for the rights of tamils.
Help please Our Tamil Peopel OBAMA....Thankyou

andare   May 12th, 2009 10:31 am ET

There is absolutely NO reason whatsoever for the international community to intervene in Sri Lanka.
Despite its limited resources Sri Lanka is on the verge of gaining a significant military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE), in a terrorist conflict which has scarred this nation for over 20 years. With the correct political and military leadership we have within a space of three years pushed the LTTE to a mere 3 square km and sought their immediate surrender. However, the LTTE as a vicious terrorist outfit has imprisoned over 20,000 civilians to be used as human shields.
Instead of critisising the efforts of a soverign Government battling a terrorist outfit, the international community should be exerting pressure on the LTTE to release the civilians held hostage. The LTTE would not have survived for this long if not for the monies collected in Europe, UK, Canada from LTTE supporters. Stopping this gravy train is what the international community should be doing.
Instead of the LTTE leader Prabakaran being cornered if Osama Bin Ladin and the Al Qaeda heirachy were cornered in a village in the Pakistan northern frontier, would the US or UK hesitate for one minute to launch an attack to capture or kill him ? Certainly not. Any innocent civilian killed would be chalked up as collateral damage and treated as a mere statistic. Why the double standards with Sri Lanka. The US and UK can take a page from Sri Lanka on how to prevail against terrorists, and try to succeed where they have failed miserably in Iraq and Afganistan.
Make no mistake the LTTE is a lethal terrorist outfit banned in US, UK , India etc. It is not a bunch of freedom fighters. The LTTE is responsible for the death of many moderate Tamil leaders including Mr Lakshman Kadirigamar and Indian Premier Rajive Gandhi.

Sri Lanka is not a deeply divided country, and almost 40% of the Tamil population is living in harmony with the majority sinhalese in Colombo not in the North.
Sri Lanka is after a long time seeing a glimmer of hope for its people with the end of the civil conflict, the international community can definitely help in the reconstruction efforts but keep out of Sri Lanka till the war is ended.

G.Prabahan pillei   May 12th, 2009 10:31 am ET

Plese listn to me, I am an engineer. 38yrs old. I just escape from the LTTE cluches after 30 yrs.This is the first time I met with Sri Lankan army.I had to change my life. Now I know who are the sinhala people. They are very kind and helpfull.LTTE is very ruthless. They killed my brother and his two children in front of me.They killed more than 20 people and injured 55. I was manged to escape.LTTE is doing all the killings in NFZ and trying to blame the SLA. DEAR TAMILS, NEVER BELIVE LTTE. THEY ARE KILLING OUR OWN PEOPLE. Even if i have say alot this is not the time for it. GOD....SAVE OUR PEOPLE....!

Sanje   May 12th, 2009 10:32 am ET

LTTE and it's leader V. Pirabaharan fights for his own luxurious life and power. How many Tamil democratic leaders they have killed? Including Rajiv Gandhi and many Tamil Leaders in Sri Lanka. And How many innocent Tamil civilians are killed by the LTTE? If they are fighting for their rights, why they maintain a baby brigade who recruits child soldiers? Why they keep innocent civilians as their humane shield to cover up their own asses? Those who like LTTE are the people who benefit from this bloody terrorism. Thousands of Tamil people have left the country telling that they are refugees or victims of war and living in the western countries luxuriously. They don't like ending this war because they don't want to come Sri Lanka back. They want to grow this war day by day and label this country as a country of terror. So they are the people who nourishes this blood thirsty LTTE. What we are telling is, the government of Sri Lanka will end this terrorism soon and make a country where every Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and any other nationality can live with pride and prosperity. So international community must help to rebuild the country for all citizens including both Tamils and Sinhalese. But not interfere the current humanitarian operations which are targeted blood thirsty, selfish terrorism. We love our Tamil citizens and we warmly welcome all the Tamils that are scattered around the world to take our hands of friendship and brotherhood and forget the hatred that was cultivated by the LTTE...

Roshan   May 12th, 2009 10:32 am ET

See a lot of Sri Lankan Tamils who are now living under Refuge status (70% of all SL Tamils are currently living like this) from many countries will have to return back to Sri Lankan once the war is over.... and this is not acceptable to them as they have to leave there life styles and benefits and start to work again from the start.... Also Tamils do not only live in the north-east... colombo the capital is 40% Tamil... so pls know the facts and the hidden agenda's before making ur decisions... this war is not with the Tamils but with the LTTE.... Docent the International community learnt its lesson of not putting their noses to other countries business.. its a democratically elected govt who is doing this.... LTTE is the main supplier of wepons and trainer of the moden AL QUAIDA kamakazi bombers..

Suren Thelvani   May 12th, 2009 10:32 am ET

Are you living in Sri Lanka. Do u know how much people suffer becuase of this LTTE. Their tears their sorrows you will never feel. You all living in anthore country and saying that LTTE should exist?????? Have u seeing what has LTTE done to tamils. They have kept them starving they have kept them under their autherity not giving them even water. And u all are living in another country and shouting that LTTE should exist??????? Are you a SELFISH tamil. ARE YOU? Do you know that LTTE killed my brother when he is on his way home after school. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MY MOTHER CRIED. Why do you all stand for this LTTE. WHY?????????????

Raja   May 12th, 2009 10:32 am ET


The world's recognised SRILANKA

and The worlds RECOGNISE Tamil EElam, LTTE

This is the only solution for TAMIL GENOCIDE


bandara   May 12th, 2009 10:32 am ET

yes should intervene and seperate .

I saw some comments on Prabaharan. remember there was no prabakaran in 1977 genocide 1983 genocide, who was the tererist at that time. think! I am a singalese but I feel where the wrong is . please ask the international communities to intervene and seperate, at least we will have peace in this island.

Sanje   May 12th, 2009 10:33 am ET

kusal   May 12th, 2009 10:33 am ET

Set one foot in to my country and all Sri Lankans along with me will take up a gun to fight you. where was this so called IC when LTTE hacked and killed whole villages, grabbed toddlers and smashed on the floor, killed innocent pilgimers,attached civilian targets with suiced bombs?

We are a free nation. We dont commit genocide like you do in your east european countries. Tamil and Singhalese live in brotherhood in all other parts of the country. Tamils hold top posts in the government and private sector. Singlalese people donate money and good for the displaced people. I personaly did. is this how genocide is conducted. LTTE has a funny voccabulary.. when the govt provides falicities to IDPs they call genocide and they kill their hostages and they say they are fiting for freedom


Beth   May 12th, 2009 10:33 am ET

Why now ?

Why aren't they have a heart to intervine before 30 years, at the begining of LTTE. The time they were killing people, suicide bombattacks, destroying sacred places , making the whole country by fear of death, nobody needs to come and help.

International try to get the credit involving for the last minute,and saying 'without us, there is no peaceful Sri Lanka....'

Parthipan Balasunadram   May 12th, 2009 10:34 am ET

Should The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka?

Must go there and save tamil people from Sri lanka Grourment. Our nation Tamil Eelam, we fight for our freedom.

Save the Tamil From Sri Lanka terrorist Grourment

raj   May 12th, 2009 10:34 am ET

Why should international community interfere Sri lankan conflict . it’s just there problem and we should understand & respect sri lankan sovereignty.
LTTE is ruthless terrorist organization equal as Al-Qaeda and they killed thousands of civilians since 1980 including Sinhalese ,Tamils, Muslims…
As a global citizens we need to get rid off this junk organization and we have to help to Sri Lankan government – Raj

BPO   May 12th, 2009 10:35 am ET

Let the Sri Lanka Government to defeat LTTE terror. IC means who? We love our people Sinhalese,Tamils,Muslims and others more than outsiders of the world. We live together. We work together. We do business among all. IC seems be not known that majority of tamils live in Sri Lanka live here with Shinhalese majority. We do not have any problem. Even our office we share our meals. All IC loosers grumble??

Chitrangani   May 12th, 2009 10:35 am ET

The International community intereferred for too long and created the LTTE monsters. Now it is time for them to sit back and enjoy their powers being shattered. They are the ones who funded them and helped them grow. Please stay out of it as you are not part of our country and do not have the love we have for our mother-land. All you are interested is in selling arms and pulling down the developing countries.

Anusha Sasikumaran   May 12th, 2009 10:35 am ET

The international community and UN should take urgent attention in this problem because our tamilpeople were killed bythe war. Everyday children large number pf women slaughted ,medical sources said quoting the injured who managed to reach the make sift this situation asan important humantarian matter.Please we are request from you, our tamil people released from this war. They want to live indipendent . They want to eat food or the want atleast to drink a bottle of water.

Susantha   May 12th, 2009 10:36 am ET

No to an international intervention International intervention in SL will only be beneficial to Tamil terrorists and would be a aid for the Tamil terrorist leaders to escape capture or elimination

and it could also pave way for them to carry on their illegal separatist agenda in SL..srilanka gives equal rights to all communities ..after equal rights are given tamil extremists should not ask for more things....


tamil extremists have hugely brainwashed the world to believe that they are involved in their legitimate Tamil national struggle..what is truly happening in srilanka is the genocide of the sinhala and muslim people by tamil terrorists

But massive fraudulent Tamil terror propaganda is breathing out as the justifiable Tamil national struggle while defence exercises by our security forces are depicted as committing "Tamil genocide"


Asitha Gunasekera   May 12th, 2009 10:36 am ET

I think international media is broadcasting what has been given to them by LTTE without investigating the facts. Sri lanka need help to develop the IDP's.
At this moment international community is more concerned about the 10,000 ordinery civilians and LTTE hard core leadership than the already evacuated 150,000 IDP's. Is it becuase the LTTE leadership is among the 10,000 people?
If international community is very concerned about Sri lankan people who have been kept by LTTE then should look after the identical situation is SWAT valley in Pakisthan, Labanon, Iraq etc etc..

Lakjaya   May 12th, 2009 10:36 am ET

International community should help lanka to finish off the blood thirsty terrorists as per the campaign begun by the USA, And top listed by their CIA.

There is no other race other than the Tamils who suffocated their own, specially the Diaspora living out of the country under the protection of the refugee flag.

It a shame on them living in comfort and allowing their own to be used as sand bags for LTTE

Satha Sivakumar   May 12th, 2009 10:36 am ET

Sri Lanka does does want the international community know what they are doing to Tamils in their Home land. IC need to Stop genocide of Tamils in SriLanka.

Rajesh Johri   May 12th, 2009 10:37 am ET

Hello the "International Community", Tell me where were you when the LTTE terrorists hacked the innocent villagers to death (including many infants and children) in Nayaru and Kokilai while they were sleeping in the night? – Where were you when they slaughtered hundreads of Buddhists monks in Aranthalawa? – where were you when they blew up hundreads of bright young politicians Sri Lanka had in to smithereens – where were you when the LTTE rejected to have peace talks (which was certainly heading towards a permanent solution for this misery) offered by the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe? – where were you when the LTTE forced Tamil civilians in the North and the East not to vote in the presidential elections in 2005, which made the peacemaker, Ranil Wickremasinghe lost narrowly (it looks like now the LTTE is harvesting what they have sawn).

We do not agree even IF the government forces do the same thing in the battlefront to eradicate terrorism. BUT our questions remains – WHERE WERE THESE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES WHEN THE LTTE TERRORIZED SRI LANKA???.

Dear "International Community", for a change, why do you mind your own business for peace' sake.

Sanjeeva   May 12th, 2009 10:37 am ET

The international community should know what they can do & what not. Right now the Sri Lanka Army is about to wipe out the most ruthless terrorist organization –LTTE from this world. The innocent people caught in the cross fire why ? Because LTTE is holding them & getting shield. Does any country had asked LTTE to let go the civilian’s ? The Tamil’s who are all over the world knows very well how their relatives live in Colombo with best of facilities & sometimes better than other communities. They need to understand once we finish LTTE problem they can contribute to the development of their own land – Northern Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka would have been a place like no other part & people can move freely in this tiny Island. Right now what is best is to punish or warn the people all over the world who support LTTE. So that government of Sri Lanka can eradicate terrorism from this world.tks

R.BALASINGAM   May 12th, 2009 10:37 am ET

May 12th, 2009 026 GMT

Foreign countries should intervene but listen to both sides, this has gone over 60 years, GOSL has killed so many journalist, politicians who stood for the minority. There is no freedom of speech. Common mediator should involve both GOSL & LTTE.
As you can see from the comments by sinhaleese friends.
How desperate they are waiting to cheer their Genocide against Tamils.
People such as Karuna (former LTTE member) and many other small groups have now joined in hands with the GOSL for power & money.


Rajapaksha has respected no one, he is begging the world for funding to buy more weapons to kill innocent Tamils…in the mean time, he has developed Sinhala territory. How much Tsunami funding was given to Tamils, They’ve burnt the Tamil library in Jaffna, raped young girls, there is no gurantee for anyone’s life. We left the country because we were able to afford to. The rest of them are staying & suffering because they have no choice. Please world free us from the GOSL. WE WILL TOGETHER REBUILD OUR OWN TAMIL EELAM!

Vilsan   May 12th, 2009 10:37 am ET

Yes!!!!!!!!!!! must intervene.... there are so many lives are dying in srilanka for no reason...

Thushan   May 12th, 2009 10:37 am ET

No, the world should not interfere. This is a war in our country and let the
government handle it. Most news reports on this don't listen to both sides. They take the ltte as the victim. To the world : Keep your nose out of this!

pol-sambola   May 12th, 2009 10:38 am ET

The LTTE is a deadly virus.
It will result in a state of Nazism called Eelam.

Don't mess about with it.
don't kindle, play, listen, accommodate, harbour or prolong it.
It knows no bounds of human emotion, value or sympathy.
It attacks the very thought process that tries to understand it.
Send in the exterminators.
Just kill it.

It is now well contained in that island called Sri-Lanka.
Let them finish it.

If the international community move in now, the international community it self is putting it self at risk of contamination.

surashkumar   May 12th, 2009 10:38 am ET

1200 bodies counted, hundreds seriously injured, aerial bombing continues
[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 May 2009, 11:26 GMT]
Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.

The casualties and the seriously injured include many elderly, women and children.

The bombing which subsided until noon Sunday increased after 12:00 noon when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fighter jets carried out two bombing raids at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, sources from inside the safety zone said.

Rescue workers said the counting of the dead is continuing and the actual number killed in the worst-ever man inflicted carnage by Sri Lanka state will not be known for a few days.

The large scale slaughter is believed to be a result of India prodding Colombo to finish the war before the change of government, political circles in Colombo said adding that the 'war on terror' has appeared to have been translated into 'war on civilians' in the time of Obama Administration.

Iman   May 12th, 2009 10:38 am ET

I think international community has to understand that SL forces have no intention to kill civilians in north. If they want to do so, why don't they kill more than hundred thousend civilians in no fire zone. Also SL forces have to clear only about a area of eight squa kilometers( even less than that). They need only one hour to do that, if they are willing to kill civilians their. Thay are draging so much because to save their lieves.

Think logically. Do not be blind as soon as they show a photo graph (edited) or just desighn a story. Let us live us in a country with no war. Let eradicate trorism.

Venki   May 12th, 2009 10:38 am ET

Looking at some of the previous post of my Sinhalese friends, they all want to finish off the LTTE at the expense of the life's of the innocent Tamil people. If the people killed in the north was relatives or loved ones and babies of Sinhalese people they may not have supported the WAR

How many of those Sinhalese who have commented here, his / her life has been disturbed or destroyed by Tamils? They could hardly say anything, but if you ask the Tamil people the question of how many of your life have been ruined by Sinhalese forces ? majority will say YES.

Truth is the Sinhalese people have been brain washed by the local politicians over the years, none of them have experienced or lost anything in this WAR.

Tamils have gone through the worst time, loved ones being killed or abducted and killed by government forces, sisters and mother being raped by the Srilankan and IPKF forces and many more to add. We all know the true behaviour of the Sri Lankan forces in Haiti, inspite of it the world beleive what they report.

I would plead the International Community to force Sri Lanka to allow UN and other humanitarian agencies to visit northern state of SL to see what the truth is? Do not trust the SL ministers, they sit in Colombo and report whatever they feel like.

If the UN and other super powers of the world, don't act immediately, they would be making the biggest mistake in the history of killing all the Tamils in the Sri Lanka.

If Sri Lanka does not listen to International community now, after finishing the WAR what guarantee do you all have to believe that the rest of the Tamils will live in peace.

International community please intervene and help saving at least few of the Tamil lifes.

B.Ranasinghe   May 12th, 2009 10:39 am ET

I have many goog Tamil friends who are well educated and in their openion majority of Tamils are peace loving and do not like Tiger Terrorists. This is clearly evident from the large percentage of Tamils happily living in Colombo itself. Over 40% of the population in the Capital is Tamils and they are are contributing in a big way to the economy of the country. They hold ver y high ministerial posts too. The
Tamils are still pouring in hundruds of thousands from the North in
to Colombo as they feel very safe living with the Singhalese. The Tamils are also the cityzens of Sri- Lanka and they our brothers and
sisters. So far all the problems have come to Colombo from the Tamil
Tigers in the way of assasinations and hundreds of sucide bombs.
We should not give in to propargandas launched by Terrorists.

Tamil problem is simply a terrorist problem but nothing else. The only
effective way the international community can help Sri- Lanka is to get
the LTTE to enter the democratic politics and live happily and work
for the benefit of their own country Sri Lanka or come to Colombo itself rather than slaughtering inncent women,men and children.

The international community should ask the Tigers to stop fireing and lay down their arms then there will not be any war. Army of a country is there to keep law and order, they have the mandate to punish criminals and law breakers where as terrorists are law breakers and criminals. The only help and the way the iternational community can solve this problem is to support in any way they can to to secure the financial stability of Sri- Lanka to over come ugly ruthless terrorists. We should not forget that the LTTE Tigers have killed well over 200 Tamil leading politicians including one President and a prime minister of India. The writer B.Ranasinghe ,London.

James   May 12th, 2009 10:39 am ET

Of course they should...They should have done this a long time ago.
Sri lankaan president and his brothers should be punished for the genocide they are carrying out slowly, WITHOUT WITNESS.

Its obvious why they deported the brave Channel 4 crew. Truth Hurts doesn't it.

Muscat Sunder   May 12th, 2009 10:39 am ET

On seeing Tamils treated like Slaves,then youngsters PIrabhakaran,Kutti mani,Tamilselvan etc took guns to demand rights for tamil.Whats wrong in it.We tamils in India are totally disgusted with Raja Bakshe,as we are geographically closer to Jaffna from our Rameswaram than these so called Sinhalease rulers who live far away at Colombo.We demand Tamil Eelam.

John   May 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET

Hell no, no, no cause we should (the whole world) should get to gather to eradicate this bunch of murdering lunatics, from the face of the earth, even if there might be some collateral deaths, what my personal opinion is who ever support this uneducated cannibals, should all get to a place in sri lanka, without having protest and all sought of baseless and humiliating gathering all around the world, enjoying the freedom of democracies and good and happy united living in those countries, go to a place in Jaffna so that all peace loving human beings could nuke all of you once and cheaply

Sam   May 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET

I am a Sinhalese living in Colombo.

I really have been wanting to ask this for some time. Do these people who scream 'genocide', really know what genocide is?

If there is genocide in Sri Lanka, how come I have 3 Tamil families, living down my lane in Colombo? 3 families i have had as my neighbours nearly my whole life.

Learn the meaning of a word properly before using it!

PACHAI TAMILAN   May 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET


Sampath   May 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET

It is clear to understand why the Tamils out side Sri Lanka are so agitated than the Tamils within SL. Most of them will loose there asylum visas! This happened during the last peace process too. The war gives them a free ticket to go to many EU countries and Canada

Ananda   May 12th, 2009 10:40 am ET

If any one hates terrorism, why intervene when the Sri-Lankan government is trying to crack it down.

PACHAI TAMILAN   May 12th, 2009 10:41 am ET


muraly   May 12th, 2009 10:41 am ET

Let more independent journasist, UN and International humanitarian organisations into the region then world will realize innocent people have been killed there. International community, Hurry! please go inside the region and take a legal action immediately and please save more lives. Everyday srilankan miltary killing hundreds tamil people and telling not by them.that also correct because they using
INDIAN FORCES . so please pressure all world to indian goverment .take action against both gov

Karthikh   May 12th, 2009 10:41 am ET

yes..please help the tamil from the sri lankan forces and indian forces....

Amal.Amarasekera   May 12th, 2009 10:41 am ET

We all want to have peacefull life and I do like the tamils but not the LTTE as they are not human.

surashkumar   May 12th, 2009 10:42 am ET

All sinhaleese people are killers many many innocent peoples blood on there hand they will pay for it soon or later!!!

praneetha   May 12th, 2009 10:42 am ET

I am not interested or not in favour of war / discrimination at all. But why should third parties intervene into internal issues, especially when this is against a garilla war which destroy a country? Sri Lanka is not a colonie and from 1948 , SL has been an independent island.

moorthy   May 12th, 2009 10:42 am ET

yes International must invole in this conflect,your silent approve genocide
please act now

Siva   May 12th, 2009 10:42 am ET

Ok Rajesh. We got the point . Are you holding a Refugee Visa?

rifad   May 12th, 2009 10:42 am ET

First I don't think LTTE are freedom fighters, they are just killing machines. they invented suicide bombing before Al-Qaedal. If Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization then clearly LTTE should be similar. If western countries trying to eliminate Al-Qaeda then they should not interfere with eliminating LTTE. What ever the reason all terrorists must be eliminated. Otherwise people will have to live in fear every day. No where is safe.

Almost always international intervenes end up in total chaos.
Even in this case lot of international community tried to interfere but no clear effort was seen to take release trapped civilians or put pressure on LTTE to release civilians. It is hard to believe that civilians are like to stay with LTTE as most Tamil diaspora claims. Because they know government forces are getting closer and closer and shooting at there direction only option is to run to them and survive at least without fear of bullets or shells as they claim.

It Seems like international community are just shedding tears on behalf of LTTE not about the civilians. I wonder why they do not put pressure on LTTE to release civilians.

It also seems like government is concerning this trapped civilians. Otherwise remaining 4 sq.m. of area should be nothing for them compare to the area they achieved so far.

Hence international intervene is not necessary let them to solve their own problem.

rk   May 12th, 2009 10:43 am ET


1. British government merged Sinhala and Tamil knigdoms for their easy administration. But when they gave indepedence to Sri Lanka they handed over to Majority Sinhalese and failed to protect Tamils

2. In 2002 Peace agreement was signed between SL govt and LTTE. It was signed based on the equal power of SL govt and LTTE. But later EU banded LTTE in their countries and changed the balance

3. Ex president Bush declared war against terrorism. But he failed to define state terrorism. SL govt use that as a weapon and fool IC.

4. If it is an internal problem IC should not provide any military assistance to SL

SL is the one and only country in the world kills its own citizens by aerial bombing and shelling.

PII   May 12th, 2009 10:43 am ET

LTTE (Barbaric & cannibals) should be wiped out for good. This is not a war against Tamil people. The community who has failed to realize this is supporting “terrorism”. THE WORLD AGREES that TERRORISM SHOULD BE ENNIHILATED from all countries; which is unique to each country.

This is an internal issue, therefore, no intervention is needed to solve this problem; rather this headache. So, those who support terrorism will also be wiped out sooner or later. The doors of “HELL” will be opened to those mentally retarded, barbaric soles.

Kumaresan   May 12th, 2009 10:43 am ET

Eelam Tamils are suffering at the hands of Sinhalese army for the last 60 years.During 1956 Eelam tamils started agitations with non violence but the people who took part in the non violent agitations were all beaten and killed by the sinhalese army, police and thugs.Initially the agitation was only to live peacefully with sinhalese people with equall rights.
But repeatedly it was turned town the srilankan politicians and tamil women were raped,children,old people were all killed.
The ruthless massacre of tamils of all age groups lead the tamil youths to take arms in 1983.
Now the Srilankan Government and people are not ready to give rights to tamils and they don't want them to be there in Srilanka at all.
So what else the tamils will do and that's why they fighting for their home land and security of their people.
The UN and the International Community should intervene atleast now to stop the massacre of tamils in Eelam.
And there should be referendum by UN for the people of Eelam to choose their options.

Sujee   May 12th, 2009 10:44 am ET

Today the terrorism is a business, highly commercialised to make money in the name of freedom , Libertation or in the name of GOD. Decmocracy of the west has been abused to an extent until it has gone over board. Arms smuggling, Human trafficking, Money extortions and many other businesses are apparently survived in the name of a freedom struggle. Like in Columbian drug situation, some western parimentarians apparently have become the victims of such money making rings knowingly or unknowingly.

International community should not poke its nose into matters by looking at the surface of the issue or because of unverified media coverages which were funded by terrorist organizations them selves.

TT   May 12th, 2009 10:44 am ET

"war against terrorism" How come suddenly these international busybodies don't understand these 3 simple words?????

sanna   May 12th, 2009 10:45 am ET

international intervention is necessary,problem related to minority people so its difficult to ensure from this vote.minorities voices always outweighted by majority thats the main out put from this results

gaja   May 12th, 2009 10:45 am ET

please help us save the sri Lankan tamil srilankan government is doing ethnic cleancing

A True Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 10:45 am ET

Hey International,

Why u have sympathy on LTTE. Because Sri Lanka government going to eradicate the terrorism? Where was your sympathy when LTTE blasting and killing people on the road or by buses? In 2008 from Jan to Aug, every month LTTE committed suicide blasting with killing many people. Then where international was? Did they come to intervene?

So pls step out from this issue, let the Sri Lankan government to solve. Pls looking to your own problems.

RAnsilige   May 12th, 2009 10:45 am ET

This issue is manipulated by the LTTE propaganda Medias like Tamilnet, channel4 and BBC also acting very irresponsibly. As a government fitting with terror is not negotiable with 25 – 30 years experience

eran   May 12th, 2009 10:45 am ET

the Tiger Terrorists were killing thousands of srilankans nobody came to help SriLanka. so this time no need of Intervention.

Siva   May 12th, 2009 10:46 am ET

We demand:

1. Immediate and permanent ceasefire

2. Food and medical aid should be allowed to reach the civilians immediately with international monitoring committees and allow “Mercy Mission to Vanni”

3. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other Ministers arrange to meet our representatives.

4. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are our sole representatives and UK government should lift the ban on LTTE.

5. UN should call for an immediate referendum to the Tamils regarding whether they want separate nation or to remain as Sri Lanka.

Jay   May 12th, 2009 10:47 am ET

Is Sri Lanka having a humanitarian crisis?
If yes
Who is responsible? LTTE

Why people can’t come to government control areas?
Because of LTTE

During past 30 years we Sri Lankans suffered due to brutal killings and attacks of LTTE, its not only Sinhalese, thousands of Tamils, thousands of Muslims died due to their attacks, If some body can help the government of Sri Lanka to defeat this terrorists they will be the real friends of Sri Lankans but If some body tries do unnecessary intervention it will be worst thing they can do to destroy Sri Lanka.
If you have a friend, a Tamil LTTE supporter just ask him “why you can’t live in Sri Lanka as a Sri Lankan”

Peter   May 12th, 2009 10:47 am ET

International community should ask the Tamil Terrorist leader to release civilians and not use use them as a human shield. Let the government of Sri Lanka to finish 30 years of terrorism in Sri Lanka.

LTTE is killing innocent people and try to put the blame on the government.

One last question. What the international community did for last 30 years when Tamil terrorists were killing thousands of innocent people in Sri Lanka?

Mike   May 12th, 2009 10:48 am ET


IS Vanni in MARS? for UN OR USA TO GO IN?

samantha   May 12th, 2009 10:48 am ET

yes help the innoocent people sigalease are doing wrongthing

tharanga   May 12th, 2009 10:48 am ET

No, this is only an internal problems. International community such as USA,UK thinks that we are still under their governments

Sri Lanka is another independent nation, it is not under the mothers of Clinton, Miliband or Kuchner.

Vasanthie   May 12th, 2009 10:49 am ET

There is a immediate need for the involment of UN. Tamils were requesting for many months of their involvement to save the lives of many thousand civilians. Unfortunately many are dead as predicited. It is very sad that UN always await until many civilians are dead. Tamil tigers are not terrorists. They are fighting for their freedam from Sinhala Buddist dominated country.

uguru   May 12th, 2009 10:50 am ET

yes now,no delay..please do it.

Kumar   May 12th, 2009 10:50 am ET

Please look at the Human Suffering. There has to be a cease fire NOW. The more and more people get killed; it will affect the Post-conflict Sri Lanka. It will not help for the Un imaginable reconciliation process which need to carried out in the future.

jeevan   May 12th, 2009 10:50 am ET

the world know the truth about srilankan genocid. tamileelam war start before prapakaran. all tamil want tamilealam. pirapakaran dont hav a factory to make fighters. they are from tamil people. if there no reson no one want to join. so open your eyes.

Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 10:50 am ET

LTTE is a terrorist organisation. They killed thousands of people in Sri Lanka. As Sri Lankans, we know it well. This is our country. Its not feel to other countries in the world...LTTE SHOULD DESTROY. "THEY ARE KILLING PEOPLE LIKE DEVELS"

(One Country One Flag One Nation – “Sri Lanakan”)

M   May 12th, 2009 10:50 am ET

Most of the ppl who doesnt want IC intervention do not understand the fact that people are getting killed in thousands.
As a so-called democratic govt should protect the civilians than killing 1000 civilians to kill one rebel.
Why people dont understand the values of human lives?? You guys are talking about just defeating the tigers.........why you dont look at the people being killed in the war? Why dont you look at what is happening in the govt controlled camps?????
Would you say the same if the samething happen to your relatives???
Forget the army and tigers, please think about the innocent civilians life and how they are being treated in the camps after they left the so-called 'safe-zone'?

deepal kirindage   May 12th, 2009 10:51 am ET

I regret about international communities interfere in to Sri Lanka internal problem. also International community should realize that innocent Tamil people nearly 5% out of total population in Sri Lanka are in deep trouble in last 30 yeas due to LTTE ( fuckers) and Sri Lanka Amy and all other forces ( our heroes) are trying to rescue them to our side. We love our people we can look after them very well. I am sure we have very good future for Sri Lanka after we killing this fucking basted Prbhakaran. Also I am not sure that CNN and all other some international communities are terrorist supporters. Because we know that they are backing them very well and this is one of them.

Hence CNN and all other LTTE supporters need to continue world terrorist to sustain and survive them self and this is why they are doing this kind indirect supporting roll to world no 1 terrorist team like LTTE.

Dear CNN this very sad, you never see the American air attacks to Afgan innocent people. It is mistake for you. This is shame. Again I tel u one thing, you do your own business. If not, tell the truth to all worlds about Sri Lankan on going operation. This is rescue operation for innocent Tamil people only. Not against them and this is against world leading terrorist team LTTE only.

I am only 1 person against terrorist in the world and we need to finish this off to have very beautiful world.

pras south   May 12th, 2009 10:51 am ET

i dont care what other people say cinhalese are racist . if they wanna get ltte leader then why is the srilankan army and the cingalese people raping girls and killing tamils. if the cinhalese people get the country back it will be the end of us tamils but a new war will start outside srilanka and any chihalese wont live in peace oustide srilanka. Big up to the tamil people with recpect and love .

True Person   May 12th, 2009 10:51 am ET

If Srilankan army doing good things then they should allow world media inside the war area why they didn’t?

I think you Singhalese people are scaring of international get involved because you are doing a Genocide War against Tamils.
If you do war only against LTTE, then why don’t you allow international Intervene?
Singhalese succeed on hiding the truth to international. China and India are cooperating them to do the Tamil Genocide.

My Opinion is only UN or a country (not india or China) such as America, Canada, UK or France should get involved directly. But Why the Singlase doesn’t want to do so?

ramachandran   May 12th, 2009 10:51 am ET

international council peoples should interact in side this, because near by nation politician they wont save people in srilanka. indian politicians playing with thier lives. so i also request all tamil people from all over world will raise their voice against srilanka. tamilanai alika vida matom, tamilanai alipavanai alipom.

jacob   May 12th, 2009 10:52 am ET

Tigers have killed 100's which is known but the Govt of sri lanka have killed in 1000's which is unknown to the world for so many years.
Its very sad when we see these innocent die everyday and no one cares to take step, but only talking and calling over the phone with the Sri lankan govt.
After this war the tamils will be treated from 2 class to 3 class.

Jan   May 12th, 2009 10:52 am ET

What do you mean by "international community"? Is it always USA & EU? But there are dozens of other countries also in the world.

Nobody should intervene in SL, coz SL has done there job correctly & successfully to terminate the terrorism. They are in the last stage. If ny 3rd party will come to the arena at this moment, they'll make the situation critical. It'll be an advantage to LTTE terrorists. (and that's what the LTTE wants this moment to escape)

Don't the international community has any other work?

I think the internaitonal community should intervene in Afganistan where 100s of civilians are being killed by the US troops.

motherlanka   May 12th, 2009 10:52 am ET

Please allow me to live peacefully.

Ramindu Heiyanthuduwa   May 12th, 2009 10:52 am ET

Hello US/UK,

don't mess with LTTE. I hope u still remember how u fed Osama. And the destruction he did to your countries. How many innocent civil lions / Soldiers died ? it is also the rout cause of the current recession too. whole world is suffering, because of you.

Also I want you to remember that LTTE have(sorry it should be corrected as "had" hah hah haa 😀 ) most number of suicide cadres than any terrorists organization in the world.

I also want you to remind that we are very much aware how you behaved during the Georgia/Russia problem. and how all so called human rights organizations behaved when they smuggled human body parts in the same issue.

Did anyone raise there voices when the Russian soldier was skinned alive in Afghanistan ?

We are very much aware how you try to fool the world.

anyway go on help Terrorists. All the Best !!!

Arul George   May 12th, 2009 10:53 am ET

Please save people and prosecute Rajapaksa brothers and Sarath Fonsaka. Give justice to Tamils in Sri Lanka by creating separate country for them.

SINGHAM   May 12th, 2009 10:53 am ET

As is the king, so is the kingdom. The sign of a good leader is that he practises the basic human values of Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love & Non-Violence.He should have only the peoples welfare at heart& seek to win their approbation by his service. A leader is one who gives up all ideas of possessiveness, strives only for the well-being of society and holds himself forth as an ideal human being...I for one believe the lack of a good leader has caused the situation in Sri Lanka...what is required is a leader or leaders to rise from the ashes of this long standing conflict...leaders who want to protect, promote and ensure the welfare of the nation...leaders who have no hatreds based on race & religion...who dont violate basic human rights, leaders who can embrace each other in a spirit of being part of the human family...until then the role of the IC is a MUST...

Sesha   May 12th, 2009 10:53 am ET

International community why you all are still wait for? Send your representatives and let the medias to go inside. Then the truth will come out automatically. Sinhalese knows about this. Thats'fy they are telling "NO" for you. If the man has stolen things he won't let to police come. Similar way Sri Lanka is slaughtering the tamils inside the country. Not only that women are being raped. People are starving without food. People also dying without medicine. Young men are being killed under the name of "LTTE". Thatsfy, they are not letting any medias or International aid workers in side. This is visible truth.

India is a cowardly supporting behind in this war. Sri Lanka is begging money door to door of like a begger even country to kill the innocent tamils. Sri Lanka's 90% savings are from tamils and muslims only. Nothing in Sinhalese people. If they wipe out the entire country will be full of beggers. Again they will beg for other countries to feed their people.

This is the visible truth in Sri Lanka.

Mohkal   May 12th, 2009 10:54 am ET

Yes.the international community should intervene and stop this genocide.If jews has right to defend themselves then tamils has also do so.The US taking care of all the jews worldwide and supporting israel.Why they are not supporting this.srilanka is not givng equal rights to the tamil people.
In fact, though, racism in Sri Lanka traces its roots to the days of Mahanama, the Buddhist prelate who compiled the Mahavamsa, the Buddhist chronicle dealing with the lineage of the Lord Buddha and the Sinhalese kings of Ceylon. The racial propagation of ethnocentricity and Buddhist chauvinism is based on myths, hearsay and legends, such as:

The vocal claim of being the descendants of the superior Aryan race against that of the Tamils' claims of being Dravidians;

The Sinhala race is said to have originated after the landing of the exiled prince Vijaya and his 700 followers;

The idea incorporated in the Buddhist chronicles of the imaginary visits of Lord Buddha and that the Lord Buddha blessed the land in his earlier incarnations;

The imaginary notion of Sinhalese being the "Sons of the Soil" and that other ethnic groups were allowed to live on a "temporary basis" – a concession to the non-Sinhalese and to the non-Buddhists, and;

Racism in Sri Lanka increased when the Sinhalese found themselves in the majority in the country.

Despite this, Tamils have co-existed with the majority Sinhalese for the past 53 years (up to 2001), since independence from the British colonial masters on February 4, 1948.

Pradip   May 12th, 2009 10:54 am ET

International community must involve and stop the genocide of Tamils. every minute they delay, there are thunders of life ending. Please save the Tamils from the racist government.

Prasad   May 12th, 2009 10:54 am ET

There is no genocide in Sri Lanka. There is no need for International Intervention in Sri Lanka. What Sri Lanka has is a Terrorist problem. Help us wipe it out, or stay away. We have had enough International Intervention all this time and none of you self righteous people did anything worthwhile. So let us sort this ourselves.
Us Sri Lankans are not blocking your highways, taking up your jobs or misusing your generosity and your legal loop holes , so please Stay away.
Have all the polls you want. BUT STAY AWAY!!!!!!

Prashanna Sritharan   May 12th, 2009 10:54 am ET


Arjun   May 12th, 2009 10:54 am ET

i will srongly recoomend the internationall community must do see what happening in srilanka and they should work in the middle to solve the conflict nobody will not happy when people are losing their life dueto the war . srilnakan army killing their own people but internationall including USA looking that as a funney thing infact they are are helping behind the sence those thing shuld stop the help the suffering people to get their liofe back with freedom.

Mahesh   May 12th, 2009 10:55 am ET

International community has their own problem and they should look at their mess than looking at others. They must try to stop human right violation in their respective countries. Sri Lanka is good example of how to combat terrorisms and how to eliminate it with its route.

So American and British should learn from Sri Lanka and its Army how to win over world dangerous suicide bummers.

Prabakaran must be hang for its past activities.

karthikeyan   May 12th, 2009 10:55 am ET

i am from tamilnadu , i don't want to discuss anything about Srilankan Govt and LTTE. Please save the people. don't think about other things.
countries should take care of the people. not to kill the people.

Aysha Omar   May 12th, 2009 10:55 am ET

If the International Community was really interested in our war, why did they NOT intervene all these years and put an end to it? Why now when finally the Government has taken a stand to wipe out the Tigers? Let us fight our own battles and settle this once and for all.

Chelliah   May 12th, 2009 10:55 am ET

In Srilanka there is no demoracy for Tamils.We Tamils voted for separate state in 1977.All 22 seats in Tamil area were captured by Tamil politicians.Since that date Tamils were mascared by successive Srilankan governments.That is the reason LTTE took up arms after riots if 1983.It is pitty that Sinhelese nation couldn't get a leader who can represent the whole country.It is governed by 3 brothers (thugs) who thing if you are Tamil they can do any thing.
rape ,murder,disappearence to Tails.Now they are allowed to use even chemical wepons against Tamils.Where is the International community.

David Sanath   May 12th, 2009 10:56 am ET

Tamils dont need to fight for a new motherland. They already have one. That's Sri Lanka. We can all stay together. Its not a issue with a crul Brainwasher terror animal like Prabakaran but anyone who has no respect to humans should be erased this way.

Personally I have more rights to talk on this issue as I am actively helping all refugees. So step forward my friends in looking after them in their bad time. It does not matter they are Sinhalese or Tamils but they all are victims of this situation. Pray to see a total terror clean-up soon and Tamils to sleep in their own house / other nationalities including sinhalese to sleep in their own bed and to travel anywhere in Sri Lanka Safely and happily.

The truth is far away from the above Welthy tamil's comments in this log. They just support with their own welth to Terrorist to strengthen them and to use own Tamil people as slaves & cyanide capsule sukers to fullfill his unhumaniterian task. All tamils in these refugee camps wants an end to this crisis. They are all coming to seek protection from GOSL. Answer is simple. They did not had protection from this terror leader.


As my Friend said, "Singapore took Sri Lanka as an example to develop their country once upon a time. Now look where they are and where we stand."

We as all communities should stay together as Sri Lankans and if necessary should crush all bad rulers / Leders or terrorist who create issues for their own selfs & causes.

IC should watch closely and support GOSL cause. Dont intervene and spoil things now, if you want to see a NON killing Sri Lankan Zone.

Ben   May 12th, 2009 10:56 am ET

Yes its a must that international community should step in to save the innocent life of Tamils.
unlike some people saying here, there are so many evidence that Tamil in Sri Lanka have many thousands years of history. No one can deny that, in fact some of that shows they have longer history than the majority Sinhalese. They should have their right to rule them-self in their homeland.

Chandimal Ekanayake   May 12th, 2009 10:56 am ET

It is “NO” Our war is not against to the innocent Tamil Community. It’s purely against to LTTE. LTTE is world most danger terror group. There are no any other words to define them. Please do not stop our government at this time. We might defeat them to be built our united Sri Lanka.

We are very sure these Tiger will ask soon a part of Canada or Norway or any other part of the world where they have mostly gathered to build their dream Tamil Eleem. They will produce hell of evidence to prove it’s belongs them. They are sick. Let them go to Tamil Nadu build their dream land. That is where they have origin.

Therefore NO international community should not intervene in Sri Lanka at this time. We are independent. This is one of our internal problems. It is against to bloody terrorists. We are strength enough to sort out this problem. Our government is only killing Terrors. Not Innocent Tamils at all.

Let out government to stand where they are now. It’s on a proper track to defeat ruthless terrorism.

Tania   May 12th, 2009 10:56 am ET

Two wrongs don't make a right!

Foreign countries should comment but not intervene. Often they are not in a position to understand the true nature of the local issue due to cultural and socialogical differences – leaving aside their political bias. For example, democracy might work well for USA but not for Russia. Therefore it is best for countries to manage their own internal conflicts than getting outside parties to intervene.


Sir Lankan   May 12th, 2009 10:56 am ET

Editors CNN,

Most of the comments above against Sri Lankan Government are just meaningless. they are just like commenting of a movie even without seeing it s' trailor. Various people give various numbers of those who are killed just putting imaginnary numbers.
You should be responsible enough to decide whether to publish them or not, because at the end of the day it is us but not you who're being stigmatized infront of the IC.
Has anybody tken any interest to watch Sri Lankan media. If so you may see howmuch public wareness and collicting programmes are going on. We care for our people whatever said and done against us. Jesus Christ also was sent to death for what he had not commited, but truth resurrected. Fake is short lived but truth will come out someday and will live forever.
WE ARE FOR ONE SRI LANKAN NATION.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Nishan Wickramaratna   May 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

Why is the international community having double standards for a 3rd world country like ours? More atrocities are being done by the US & UK.We are at the threshold of defeating terrorism.The international community should rally around the Government and help it to finish of this ruthless LTTE.

We singhalese do care about out Tamil brothers and sisters.We are collecting funds,dry rations,water medicine etc to atleast ease part of the suffering of the civilian population caught up in the fighting.

Dinesh   May 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

As a Sri Lankan I, like most of us in this Island have suffered for the last 25 years thanks to the LTTE's terror. I am wondering how come the superpowers go on their way bombing inocent civilians in other countries whilst we in Sri Lanka are trying to defend this paradise isle from terrorist? If the war ends soon, suppliers of military hardware will lose a lot. Suppliers are from the devloped world. This is the ECONOMICS of WAR. They will keep it going to make sure their interests are intact. Underdevolped countries like ours will pay the price for it.

Shan Scott   May 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

Brothers and sisters why you guys are not thinking about the human life ?????? (Never mind Sinhalese /Tamils) They all are Innocent people. None of the well educated people are in the battle field. Cruelly educated none brainy people are staying in side the camp protected by the unfaith thousands of soldiers (Army / LTTE) and they are misleading the soldiers to kill innocent civilians by the name of WAR.
Even if Srilankan Government won this battle this is not going to be the end of the story which every one in the world knows. Definitely there will be another freedom fighter will grow again.
Up to now nobody in Srilanka /out side world know how many army personal died in this battle .End of the war families will get the letter from the defense ministry says your son/daughter killed in the war.
Guys do you like this situation. It can happen to any one of you.
There for please say "'YES"'
and let the International community to do the best for innocent people. Please stop the war and protect the people dying every day
Please don’t listen to the Sinhala Extremists (Racist Buddhist monks, Politician (they never going to do the best for their own people they only fill their pockets) and Tamil extremists.
Protect our people from the war

Rajeevan   May 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

Who is terrorist? Srilankan Gov or LTTE? Number of people died and still dieing especially since three months shows to people those who can see and hear. A man accepts to see small kids are killed miserably then he is blind. A man with honest can see. Please DON’T BE BLIND & DEAF.
Help innocent people.
I am sure ON ONE will accept this Genocide if this happen to their people in any country.

TD   May 12th, 2009 10:58 am ET

If GoSL genocide Tamils. there must be some aliens living in Wellawatta waring pottu and thunnuuru.
Just dont spread bullshit here. There is no ethnic conflict or Tamil genocide in sri lanka.
The problem I see is that the Tamils have been given a completely wrong aspiration of creating a mono ethnic tamil homeland. The project was becoming successful thanks to the foolish spineless leaders we had earlier. So the dream of having the eelam was on the cards. They butchered, murdered and chased the other races from north and east; succeeded to sign a CFA with our spineless leader so that LTTE became a legitimate organization with proclaimed boundaries of their territory.
No the situ is changed. We have a leader with vision that Sri Lanka belongs to the whole citizens; none can have separate state; rules of the government should be there in all corners of the country. That’s fine.
A small amount of tamils who were dreaming about a homeland are now jumping up and down about genocide. Those idiots don’t know how safe the tamils in Colombo and elsewhere in the country. The turn blind eye when sinhalese collect goods like water bottles milk powder dry rations for the tamils knowing very well that one of the recipient may be a ex-terrorist who fired at their loved one.
Remember sri lanka is the only country who send food and other necessities to the civilians live in terrorist held areas without any complain knowing well that they would bee looted.

Sinniah Siva   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET

I think it is not a question at all. If someone is killed, it is the duty of e any government to take to action.But only in SRILANKA anybody can kill or wound or miss anybody else without being investicated.This kind of PUNITY give permission to massacre civilionsof tamil origin,EVEN at the war front without WITNESS.How long IC have to wait telling it an internal problem.For those who are already involved in serious unhuman attrocities,China russia ,it is not palatable,but for those who want to truly establish democracy and humanness as AMERICA it is necessary to intervene and stop CARNAGE.IC UN must step up ACTION without wasting time in thinking the war to end itself.

Imshin Subramaniam   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET

Get a few facts right people! (1) The Tamils have been in Ceylon a couple of millennium so forget the "Imported for Plantations" rubbish. Would you say that English are Norwegian because some of their Viking ancestors came over two millenia ago? (2). There is a clear difference between the LTTE fighting for equality of rights for Tamils (In Ceylon!) and Al Quaida wanting a Muslim world (everywhere!). Eelam would be a secular state, not a religious one, and one with equal rights for men and women – can Sri Lanka claim as much? And for the Singhalese on this page worried about getting on a bus, are you ever worried that the SLA might harass you in the day, loot your house, kidnap and rape your womenfolk, kidnap and torture your youth? No, funny that! Buying off a couple of Tamils to become figureheads doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of Tamils will not settle for being systematically discriminated against.

rajinna   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET


kumari   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET

behavior of Tamil terrorist
*LTTE mob attack at Buddhist temple in Paris
* The LTTE invented the modern suicide bomber and deployed it against political,
military, and civilian targets. Islamic groups copied the LTTE by carrying out similar
suicide attacks.
* The LTTE attack on the World Trade Centre in Sri Lanka was followed by attacks by
al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center in New York.
* The LTTE's use of a woman's section has being copied by al-Qaeda and Chechen
terrorists, for example the "Black Widows" who played a role in the Moscow theater
hostage crisis and have carried out suicide bombings.
* Attacks on civilians in buses and trains in Sri Lanka are similar to the al-Qaeda attacks on public civilian transport during the July 2005 bombings in London.
so let the government to finish this terrorism

kannan - australia   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET

It is the duty of the International Community to intervene. It is the humanity that should be protected and the plight of those innocent that being murdered. Those who believe this treatment of civilians by an elected government would ever bring peace to the beautiful Island are just ignorant of mere reality. Those who had been pushed into internment camps, raped and murdered and dying of starvation would never forget the atrocities committed by those in government.

It is almost certain that one day the real truth with evidence will come out. Those who beat the chest to day in the name of patriotism would be reduced to nothing when the rest of the world actually find out what in fact has been committed against Tamils.

International agencies which refuse to make necessary diplomatic pressures and fail to send humanitarian aid to prevent kids and elderly facing death due to starvation and lack of medicines would also find them implicated in all this.

We all can only hope humanity prevails and United Nations Organisation find its position in the new world as its current leadership find it too busy to visit Sri Lanka and prevent a humanitarian tragedy.

Ruban   May 12th, 2009 10:59 am ET

This genocide by sri lankan goverment started before the tamil youth started the arm struggle to defend them self. Argument of LTTE involment as the course of the problem is how Sri lanakan goverment cheated the international community so far.

ROSHAN FERNANDO   May 12th, 2009 11:00 am ET

please conduct the same sort of voting system for arial bombing in afganistan.

Hiran   May 12th, 2009 11:00 am ET

Do not think any one to build a eelam in sri lanka .all of sri lankens who live in sri lanka ( exept tamil peoples who came from indian ) love sri lanka and we protect our mother land . We can look after our internal problem . All other tamils live in europe and others make crocodile tears in this time because of their refugee visa ,other countries make tears because of money .......... DO NOT FORGET LTTE IS BANNED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IN 28 COUNTRY( INCLUDING USA,UK )..................

i have a proposal for all eelam dreamers try to make your eelam in NORWAY,UK,USA,AUSRAILIA,TAMILNADU........u cannot make it in sri lanka forever............

Ramesh   May 12th, 2009 11:00 am ET


International community has sole responsible to solve this problems, because before british empire, Sri Lanka ( Cylon) has 2 kingdon.
Internation community made as one country when they left Srilanak ( Ceylon)

Every day Srilanakn army killing tamil people , because they don't want tamil live in that country.

So It's need to be separate by international coummunity.

Fisrt international community need to put the pressure to Srilanakan geverment to STOP THE WAR . This will save all inocent people lives.

Dr B Ramesh   May 12th, 2009 11:00 am ET

It is very obvious that Sri Lankan Gov. violeting human rights, I could not understand why international community still not doing anything about it........

Gihan   May 12th, 2009 11:00 am ET

"Last 26 years no one has genuinely interfered to resolve this please let my Government deal with these terrorists and
get this over with....."

"If you want to make a difference please see how you can help
eradicate terrorism and not critice or question justifiable actions of my Country."

Do you guys even remember those scary bombings all around SL.. those innocent families seperated ? those hopes gone .. happiness doomed away ?

So tell me where's your Hero Prabha ? Probably Over weight sitting his bum out fo last 26 years and turning Jaffna into a Hell !

We will show you what we can do with Jaffna...

To those who fled Sri Lanka long time back..... welcome back soon..
this time you need not change your name...

Sri lanka treats Tamils well not LTTE (Terrorists)


Murugan   May 12th, 2009 11:01 am ET

Please look at this Objectively, Logically and Practically. Over the past 30years, numerous attempts have been made to bring peace to our beloved land of Sri Lanka. All such attempts have been unsuccesful. Why? because it involved too many third parties. The phrase "Too many cooks spoil the soup" is very much apt for this sri lankan issue.
If the problem lies in Sri Lanka (Not in India, Not in Tamil Nadu, NOT in Norway, UK, or Canada!!!) the answers are clearly to be found in Sri Lanka. So who is best suited to find these Answers? Surely, it has to be Sri Lankans. Not any FOREIGNER who knows nothing about our suffering!!!

But the International Community can certainly Help. How? by providing Aid. Financially for development in the cleared areas and also by advising and assisting in "Post-Conflict" solutions.

During the past 30 years many Tamil Sri lankans have left the country and started new lives in foreign countries. They are now living the life measured from that particular countries Standard. They are clearly MIGRANTS!!!! and like all MIGRANTS they wish to have a COUNTRY to call their own!! (The 2nd and 3rd generations might think differently), These are the people who does not want any other solution except TAMIL EELAM – A NEW COUNTRY ON THE MAP!!! this will never happen SRI LANKA has 20 million people. 2 Million are Tamil 1.5 million of these live among the SInhalese and other races in the SOUTH. So shut up those who are supporting LTTE!!!. Please Help us Re-Build OUR NATION!!! We can do it on our own. Every Country That has developed rapidly have done so with their own policies. NOT WITH THE POLICIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY!!!! After SRI LANKA is strong enough and capable enough...We will fully Accept the IC POLICIES...But sorry Not Now!! NO!

Ruchira Sahan   May 12th, 2009 11:01 am ET

No Sri Lanka will kick off terrorism in next few days! Im asking one question you foreigners why do you support terrorism?

wije   May 12th, 2009 11:01 am ET

War is not a solution for peace but LTTE has chosen it. SL government made arrangement for the peace talks to make possible solutions for the conflict (LTTE formulated) in several occasion by several leaders. In all occasions LTTE refused or went away from it giving unrealistic reasons. There is no any threat to Tamils in SL. More than half of population in Colombo city is Tamils. And Tamils lives in most of the parts of SL. But no any chance Sinhala people to live in east and north of the SL, basically due to the leader of ruthless LTTE. With LTTE and It so called supreme leader, no any peace in SL. SLGO should take all possible steps to crush the LTTE to achieve a peace and harmony for the all Sri Lankans, then Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and other ethnic people can live with harmony.
International community should not intervene the GOSL for crushing the LTTE. They have to support the GOSL to eradicate the LTTE.

jayanthy   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

we people are talking about the genocide. only peace can bring everything into our country. its a paradise country but now......its a hell. not taking about prabaharan the leader of LTTE or the govt. its all about people. what is there if they give freedom to tamils. will anyone take anything with them when they die.and other thing LTTE never kill innocent sinhalese people. only the army who fights with them.
any one who writes here please be thoughtful about the people who are dying everyday even the unborn child in the womb.

Sesha   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

Also sinhalese are jealous of LTTE. Because they are very inteligent, descipline and braved forces. Thats'fy they are fighting alone. They didn't beg for anything for anybody. But Sri Lanka is fighting last 30 years with the support of all the country. Stil they couldn't touch the tail. But in the south they are making big probaganda that they won the war. But daily 100 of armies are being killed by the LTTE attack.

Also armies are named people for raping and robbing. Thats'fy UN chased 100 of Sri Lankan armies back to Sri Lanka. If they conduct their bad things in out side the country, what they cannot do in side the country against to the tamils?

Have u ever heard any LTTE cadre rapped any of the women in Sri Lanka? Have u heard any of them robbed? That is call LTTE descipline.

So UN pls go inside the country and search for truth rather than standing on your table. From your table hight cannot see in naked your naked eyes any truth in Sri Lanka?

Asis   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

You know tamil population in sri lanka about 30%, the result will be "NO" because of the majority of other group does not want UN.

Arundathy   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

Who is responsible for the killing of Rajiv Gandhi? A large number of prominent tamil leaders like Mr A. Amirthalingam, A great constitutional lawyer – Dr Neelan Thiruchelvam, other tamil public servants, parliamentarians, local politicians, Head of schools, Academics- didn't Prabakaran and the LTTE assassinate them. Didn't LTTE and Prabakaran one by eliminate the moderate tamil leaders? Why are tamil diaspora always talking about genocide? In the south of Sri Lanka Tamil people live peacefully and happily. They are Sri Lankans and they own property, houses, apartments, do business and live normally as any other sri lankan. If you go down sea street, who is flourishing and dominating the gold market? Isn't it the Sri Lankan Tamil businessmen? If the International Community or UN cannot look at this problem in impartial way then it is sad.
What are the tamil diaspora trying achieve by screaming your heads off in foreign soils. The most popular YAL DEVI train that many tamil folks travelled from the south to the north was blown up- wasn't it by the LTTE? All routes from the south to the North were closed and obstructed by the LTTE. What a lot of hardships that the Tamil people have gone through because of the LTTE. I appeal to everyone, over there. Please let us live in peace. We have suffered enough and enough is enough. How many bomb blasts were carried out by the LTTE in the South. Thousands of innocent people were killed by those and some are still living today handicapped or maimed. We are concerned about the civilians in the north. We are doing our utmost to help them. Give peace a chance in Sri Lanka by eliminating the LTTE.
Remember one thing, there is a God above, the UN nor the International community can go above Him. Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka want to live peacefully with the Muslims and the tamils. Our Forces are a disciplined and matured lot. From the comments I can see how racism minded some are. It is ugly read those. I can write volumes about the LTTE atrocities. I love the innocent tamil people but detest the LTTE and all those who rouse racism by supporting the LTTE. Remember Sinhalese people are a very nice lot with a lot of tolerance and ever ready to help anyone in need! May be I will write so more later. When the International Media is biased, I loose all respect for them. we don't need the international community intervene. Best we solve our problem. Because all these years they could not do much.

TD   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

One more thing to clarify. What the hell the LTTE doing in the no fire zone ?? LTTE must have ended up when SLA capture the PTK area; the last LTTE bastion. Now the army has to fight to enter NFZ as LTTE is hiding and firing from there. Why the so called IC cannot see this imbalance ??

jay   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

is the terror classfied by SL Goverment unborn baby and 3 months, elder people??
inl people must be helping Tamil poeple. LTTE is a freedom fighter and save tamil people fron evil SL Goverment... The world know about Chennel4 (UK TV) showsthe true face of sri lankana Goverment

Nagenthiran Selvarajah   May 12th, 2009 11:02 am ET

Sri Lanka is the only country who has been so successful in defeating terrorism. Look at the victories the government of Sri Lanka made against the LTTE. I think what the international community should do at this moment is to support the government and help Sri Lanka to wipe out the LTTE. Sinhalese and the Tamils are living in harmony in the south. You should see how many of the Sinhalese and the Tamils in South are working on collecting goods to the displaced in the North. Will they do this if they think Tamil's are low? This is all wrong. What the government is doing is the best for the country. Everyone should support this effort to wipe off terrorism from this country.

For all those who said LTTE is not bad, let me remind you, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION!!!

If you can attack the ALQAida and Taliban why not the LTTE.

If LTTE is fighting for Tamils, why can't they release the Tamil victims in the north?

Why is everyone so dumb and blind to not see this?

Jaliya   May 12th, 2009 11:03 am ET

If you want to support Prabakaran support Bin Laden also. Both are defined as Terrorists so why the International community want to support only Prabakaran?

Asoka   May 12th, 2009 11:03 am ET

International community should let Sri Lanka a sovereign state deal with its own problem and eradicate terrisom for that sacred land. Messrs Miliband , Boucher and co should be pressing the Tigers to lay down their arma and surrender instead of holding the tamil civilians as human shields and killing them when they try to escape and putting the blame on the SL government.

Prad Nathan   May 12th, 2009 11:03 am ET

We urge the International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka and stop the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lanakan Goverment. Stop the Genocide of Tamils.

Keerthi Vijayabahu   May 12th, 2009 11:03 am ET

Sri Lanka is a sovereign country. Not withstanding its economic difficulties democratic Sri Lanka has made an excellent example to the West in defeating & eradicating world's most barberic terrorist group, LTTE the Tamil terrorist group.

Sri Lankan Forces are now conduating a reque mission for the largest hostage capture of civilian Tamils by Tamil terrorist LTTE, so that these civilians have been used for LTTE terrorist leader to hide among civilians.

Instead of intervening, West should send aid & encouragement to this heroic self sacrificing event of this democratic country against Tamil terrorism.

Marc   May 12th, 2009 11:03 am ET

To all those ppl who talk on behalf of LTTE I would like to say.. Please do ur homework and get in to reality. LTTE is a terrorist organisation how KILLS their own ppl and whoever disagree with them to facilitate the expectations of some high status Tamils. only the ppl in SL pay the price for this selfish act.. in north their freedom of choice and all around fear of death for suicide attacks. In the west so called humanitarian officials would say anything if someone is willing to offer a price... so I highly appreciate SL effort to end this war and look in to the issue not only tamils but every civilian face in the country.

Shaad Hamid   May 12th, 2009 11:04 am ET

Firstly the world should not forget that the LTTE are a terrorist group proscribed in many countries such as the US, UK, Australia, India etc. their notoriety is too numerous to mention here, but a little research will unearth how sophisticated their modus operandi is and how other terror groups pale into insignificance compared to what they have achieved during the past three decades. Therefore the civilized world or the international community has to send a strong message to all terror groups that their cause of inciting terror and fear in the common man will be defeated. The only way the International community should intervene is by telling the terrorists, in no uncertain terms that they should lay down their arms and release the innocent civilians that they have held hostage. That is the greatest assistance the IC could do at this moment.

For if they fail to do so, mark my words, other terrorists organizations (that threaten the western lifestyle and values such as Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Taliban etc) would take great inspiration through the workings of the LTTE.

Terrorism to many Americans is a relatively new phenomenon to affect them directly. However it was us Sri Lankan's who have had to bear the brunt of the LTTE atrocities for three decades. I urge the International Community to please let our government (whom WE democratically elected to eradicate terrorism) to finish off their job and to help keep their sacred promise that they made to us.

kanch   May 12th, 2009 11:04 am ET

Who said there is genocide. More than 40% of the tamils living in sri Lanka are living OUT of the northern part of the country with the sinhalease people. In deed my boss is also a Tamil. We dont kill innocent Tamils. But who ever it is a Terrorist needs to be killed unless they stop their activities.

When thousands of innocent people are killed in GAZZA there was no body to voice out. The western world was silent. Why bother now. ONLY for the VOTES that they get from the minorities. PLEASE LEAVE US ALONE. We sinhalees, tamils and muslims can live in peace in this country if rest of the worl KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF US.

Dayalan   May 12th, 2009 11:04 am ET

I kn as a Sri Lankan and as a Tamil we can't have a separate country in Sri Lanka all the nation here live without any trouble. And what LTTE is doing , making the Tamil people's life more miserable and this is the time to stop this right now. You people who live in Europe and Canada... You somehow migrate to these countries by selling this war and now when it comes to an end you all start to shout.

Chaminda   May 12th, 2009 11:04 am ET

This is internal problem and no need for intenational community to force for a ceasefire. If there is any ethnic cleansing, how my tamil friend next to my cubical work and probably earn much better than me. In the south of the country we all work together, have fun together and no ethnical barriers. Its only the LTTE support dispora who cannot share this probably because they loose their refugee status once the war is over. Its very pitty how western countries look at this problem. They should come to here and see how all the ethnic communities work together in south. What we want to have the same bond in the north.

Good day!

jami.J   May 12th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Government of Sri Lanka is killing innocent Tamils because of just being Tamils. There is no accountabilities on the crimes it had committed. I had witness untold suffering of the Tamils in the hands of Sri Lankan army. Now, it is using chemical weapons to kill innocent Tamils in thousands while IC watches. It will be shame on the IC if it does not act to protect the Tamils and get their rights.

Vijayan   May 12th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Since 60 years the conflict between two nation communities in SriLanka. Before British rule in Srilanka tamil peoples had their own kingdom. After British rule there is no security to the tamil peoples. In my point of view those peoples can't mingle themself and live peacefully like friends in future. So better through the negotiation by the international community to make them liberate and form a nation to the tamil community people in Srilanka. Please International community to take the initiative to save the people from the Genocide and form a nation for the Tamil Community people in Srilanka. we believing only international community. Please Please we are requesting you to act fast. Each and every seconds tamil peples are lost their life by the Srilankan govt. Please save those peoples from Srilankan Govt. we are believing Internation community only especially OBAMA(US) and US People, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Norway and all humanitrian countries. Please do the right action on this isssue without wait for anything.

Kuruparan   May 12th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Yes......UN go to WAR ZONE(sri lanka)

Please international commiunity step in and stop this Srilankan state Genaside.

kanagaraj coimbatore- india   May 12th, 2009 11:05 am ET

indiscriminative bombardment on the tamil civilion settelments in war zone.....................

If SRI LANKAN government is a loyal If their ARMY is prociding their war in correct way WHY they are not allowing the international medias & UN humanitrasion officers to the conflict zone..........

I wish your channel and BBC that giving the sri lankan issue in a neutral way.

Tharaka Jayawickrema   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

I am a 34 year old sri lankan, a sinhalese buddhist. I have a quite a few tamil freinds who grew up together with me. They are from colombo as well, just lime me. They live in and around colombo with no fear.

The moderate sinhalese and tamils never had and never will have any issues on racial grounds. It is the LTTE that brought any minute level of racial hatred between the two communities.

I recall as a child how I saw on a daily basis how the LTTE butchered innocent sinhalese villagers, babies – some whilst nursing on their mothers – who lived in the so called 'border villages- bordering tamil elam".

Then the LTTE spread their brutality to colombo and its suburbs. Our parents feared when we left to school by bus. Suicide bombers were lurking at every corner. Our fathers, mothers, children have been killed in hundreds by the LTTE brutality. If there was any GENEOCIDE committed in Sri Lanka it was by the LTTE against the Sinhalese and Muslims. over the past 30 years. We have been systamatically eleminated by this organisation ( a well funded one for that matter). I am yet to hear any international journalist condemning LTTE atrocities. To you they are 'tamil rebels'. We have watched the international community's appalling treatment to the sri lankans with shame.

Where were you International Community when our babies were ripped a part? when our girls were raped? when our leaders were blown up?

Why didn't you ever condemn any of these acts?? All you ever voiced was in such occasions was that SRi lankan government and LTTE should enter into talks and establish a federal state. That's all you said when our babies bled. You did not speak for us.

For the first time in my life time I saw a Government so committed to eliminate those murderes – LTTE – so our children will have a better life than our generation. We have rallied around our forces to help our tamil bretheren caught up in the final war. We, the general public, have grouped to assist these people in every possible manner. YOu do not know that International Community- or is it you dont' want to know?

We want peace at last!!!! for our cildren and their children. Oneday the West will realise that they have blood in their hands when the "Tamil Elam & Co" come knocking at their door steps. LTTE and the Tamil Diaspora want to build their homeland by robbing ours. When they fail-as right now- they will find a way in your land. MAy God forgive you for assisting a band of murderers to go scot free.

Nagenthiran Selvarajah   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

Sri Lanka is the only country who has been so successful in defeating terrorism. Look at the victories the government of Sri Lanka made against the LTTE.

I think what the international community should do at this moment is to support the government and help Sri Lanka to wipe out the LTTE.

Sinhalese and the Tamils are living in harmony in the south. You should see how many of the Sinhalese and the Tamils in South are working on collecting goods to the displaced in the North.
Will they do this if they think Tamil’s are low? This is all wrong. What the government is doing is the best for the country.
Everyone should support this effort to wipe off terrorism from this country.

For all those who said LTTE is not bad, let me remind you, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION!!!

If you can attack the ALQAida and Taliban why not the LTTE.

If LTTE is fighting for Tamils, why can’t they release the Tamil victims in the north?

Why is everyone so dumb and blind to not see this?

CodeFreaker   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

Sri Lankan Citizens – Lives that are less worthy for “Human Rights” champions

We Sri Lankan citizens need no recalling of the atrocities that we have suffered in the hands of the LTTE (Tamil Tiger) terrorists. The three decades of a terrorist campaign conducted under the facade of a liberation struggle, aided with the unstinted support of hypocrites in the international media and in various non-governmental organizations have robbed us of our right to life, sought to destroy our nation, and devoured over 70,000 lives of Sri Lankan citizens. And it continues to do so … though we, the citizens of this small island have finally shed all our differences and united to fight this menace.

Our unity is indeed not without results. An end to the menace is at hand. The dark clouds of our misery have started drifting away. The gates of the mono-ethnic hellhole in Wanni are fast crumbling with our soldiers, backed by the resolution of our people, steadily marching forward. This modest effort is not to manifest the will of our people or the faith that they have kept on the commitment of the soldiers, but to inform the world about the kind of terrorism that we have been dealing with.

What underpins our effort is our determined opposition to the vicious forces that are desirous of continued bloodshed in our country. It is these forces comprising hypocrites in the fourth state, dollar vultures in NGO’s, and politicians with pusillanimity beyond embarrassment that have been working against all our efforts to rid our country of terrorism.

Like carrions on the trail of for carcasses, the mean spirited who work in the above groups have made a lucrative business of our continued sufferings. Whenever the terrorists commit carnage, they always cloak the facts with unsubstantiated comments and justify the attacks. Terrorist attacks against Sri Lankan citizens are shown to the world as fruits of a successful liberation struggle. Whenever the terrorists are pushed to the end, these people jump up to save the terrorists by disseminating untruths, half truths and diabolical lies across the globe about our country. Sri Lanka’s struggle against terrorism is shown to the world as a genocidal war against the minority.

Thus, little has been known to the world of the true nature of the terrorism that Sri Lankans have been fighting. The photos we have posted in this feature were never intended to be published on a website. Yet, we are left with no other option than to resurrect the tormenting memories of the innocent who had suffered the most violent deaths in the hands of terrorists, when the irresponsible swashbucklers in the international media continue act in complicity to the Goebbelisian propaganda project of the terrorists.

We seek empathy with all the peace loving people in the world who value life by looking at the sufferings we have undergone. We request all interested in our country, to make thorough study of the conflict and the true nature of the LTTE, and not just a cursory glance at one sided stories and literature often published by anti Sri Lankan campaigners when arriving at conclusions about the country. We ask those worthies who try to teach human rights to us whether the lives of Sri Lankan citizens are less worthy than theirs.

Udaya   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

The matter is purely an internal issue and hence international intervention is not warrented.Besides its has been established beyound doubt that the LTTE is a terrorist group with selfish motives and has been killing both innocent Tamil and sinhalese people.they are now using human shields !Its is evident that ex LTTE leaders have now joined the government as they too have been mislead by LTTE leadership .
The LTTE is bond to be defeated in the near future and the truth they buried for over 30 being the most deadly ,inhuman killing machine will come to an end.
Truly there needs to be a robust rehabilitation strategy to recover from this situation which the international community and lend a hand to.

Jhon   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

It must not be. We must not interfere other countries freedom.
Just think like this .If We ( USA) have problem with a terrorist group.
we don't like anyone to interfere with our action or activities.

And also LTTE is not just a bunch of terrorists, they are the biggest terrorist group in world. they must be stopped for our and our future children's sake.

Sri Lankan goverment is doing it very well. Let them do it and let us mind our own problem.

isanka   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

Never, No need any Intervene if they come to ask the to stop the war. But if they are coming to help the people who are put danger and recovered by the sl army. If they want to help sri lanka they do not need to come to sri lanka. But don't even think about to help LTTE to give oxigon to they.

sivapalan   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

Situation in Sri Lanka is gone far beyond the war with LTTE. Sri Lankan government is bombing hospitals and it’s confirmed by Human Rights Watch.

Why not allow international media in the war zone? At least Sri Lanka should give an explanation for expulsion of UK-based Channel 4 reporters.

Sella   May 12th, 2009 11:06 am ET

All the peace processes with Srilanka failed as Srilanka is not willing to accept Tamils right. So the international has a duty to Seperate Tamil Ealam andf let them live with peace an all their right in their homeland

keerth   May 12th, 2009 11:07 am ET

You must think now. The tigers arent terrorists they are freedom fighter. They only protect the tamil civilians. The srilankan government is killing now the civilians and the international communitiy should stop the genocide of the tamil people. When the government stop the attacks then the LTTE will stop to fight too.







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Lion SL   May 12th, 2009 11:07 am ET

Rajesh..... your are a chicken who left the shores of Sri Lanka to fund the LTTE. I am sure you would have been meditating when the LTTE used terror for the last 25 years. Go back to meditating and DREAMING as EELAM will be completely wiped out pretty soon

Theva   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

Please let us live in our own place recognising our right to live with freedom... every moment that you delay hundreds of lives are focibily taken out by Sri Lankan government... please recognise our self determination..and ask the srilankan government to stop the war immediately....

mygroundview   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

I don’t think that the Sri lankan government and its people don’t believe in a political solution for the 25 years old conflict, but the world should understand that we, sri lankans; Tamils, Muslims, Singhalese have suffered, more than a any other nation, from terrorism of LTTE. We had the same experience in four times and the cost was more than today for Tamils, Muslims and Singhalese. By doing the same thing, should we suffer for another 25 years?
World does not see that 85% of Tamil populations live in harmony with Singhalese and Muslims. They don't want a separation. They only want a peaceful society without suicide attacks, killings etc. Today, Discrimination is an invalid argument regarding Tamils or any other minorities in Sri lanka. Yes! 1983 was the most disgusting situation that some Singhalese acted irresponsibly agitated by killing of 13 military personal. Singhalese had to pay for that not only from their flesh and blood but also from their lives for many years. The truth is they still pay for it.
Genocide, ethinic cleancing graphic words to hide the truth of LTTE supremo used by people who dont even care about their own people for the sake of prabhakaran .
If tamil diaspora really wants to help our innocient tamils in the NZ why they can not ask prabhakaran to announce free movement of tamils to get out of the NZ. No..way.. he won't care about other except his family. he is not worried about sri lankan tamils,because his origins is in karala (India).he got nothing to lose in Sri lank his family already fled from SL. the reality is; he would have alredy fled sl but the reason why he still in SL is;he knows that he would get killed by his own people for such a trait he makes without staying for last movement.

Yes, there is Genocide in SL. that is what daya master confirmed recently: how tamils killed tamils. what the Tamil diaspora doing for Tamils in NFZ? nothing but leaving them to die. Nothing would change protesting against SLG, but there may be a change if ask prabha to leave civilians. That what someone should do as a real tamil if he has a genuine concerns about those innocents in NFZ. reality is not only prabha wants to keep the civilians in NFZ till his escape but most of tamil diasporas want to carry this war another more years till they get sorted their asylum cases. So not only prabha used the civilians as shield but tamil diaspora as well. That’s the truth.

tamils! wake up no one can help the Tamils in NZ than LTTE. you can change nothing but the LTTE. let the civillian go then fight to end for eelam.

Ajantha   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

yes. International community should Intervene. SL army killing thousands of innocent tamils. very sad and shame still international countries and UN didnt do anything for the effected people. Even condemn SL government strongly.just requseting but the SL government continues its killing.When 100 people killed in GAZA all the countries waking up and acting but why nothing on this issue?

malar   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

i am not sure why you need a poll. the tamils are minority and they are suffering. the world must do something why would you need a poll to decide something like this. they need urgent help.

Charls   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

Today any person talking the truth is call a traitor or Tiger by the SL government. All knows what happened to the journalist who write the truth, E.g. Lasantha . Hence to get the true picture it’s a must that an International intervention is needed. If the SL Government does not have anything to hide why should they have to fear? Even if an international intervention is there if they talk the true situation they too will be call as Ltte supporters by Rajapaksa brothers.

BRIAN   May 12th, 2009 11:08 am ET

Well Un is forcing the SL Government to stop Killing.
It is not really killing.
It is like just when you go for a Cancer treatment good cells get killed too.
In other words if you do not eradicate terririsum completely this will be worse than a cancer and it will spread all over the world.
Lets finish it off ones forall.

suresh u.k   May 12th, 2009 11:09 am ET

stop sri lanka's GENOCIDE of tamils.

Judy Shan   May 12th, 2009 11:09 am ET

Every human being in this world has the right to live the way they want. Accepting this is the ethical way of living the life. What I see in Sri Lanka is the refusal of such rights to one community irrespective of age, gender, born and unborn. No one cares about the cause. Only they speak of the effect. Do a cause and effect analysis. Then you can see the genuine reason for the action of LTTE and the Tamils. Everyone who comments should go to the hell of North and East of Sri Lanka and live the life of a Tamil Civilian to see how it is. Government sponsored killings and kidnappings of innocent civilians one by one in each region every day and night. People have been made dump and deaf with life threatening warnings. Is this the duty of a government? In which way they are democratic? Because they were selected by their own race? Racial majority stages the drama with horified stories and terrible actions of violence.
One thing I am not sure. What is the purpose of existence of UN and having membership from various countries? Don't they have power to control over the member countries? Or, are they directing the drama in the back screen?
The world........... represented by the US, the UK and other dominant countries and those people who are competing for regional dominance should pay for this tragedy in the future if not now. Truths never die. You should ask the suffering Tamils the solution not the government. You should ask Tamils who is their representatives, not their enemies. UN.......... Can you do that?

balasundaram   May 12th, 2009 11:09 am ET

In srilanka war against tamil people only,not against ltte.any govt not kill own people but srilanka kill tamil people .if you see past 60 years what i say is correct.

sagara   May 12th, 2009 11:09 am ET

some major attracts of LTTE to non-militarycivilian as follows
Kebithigollewa massacre,
theGonagala massacre (54 dead),
the Anuradhapuramassacre (146 dead),
the Dehiwala train bombing (56 dead),
thePalliyagodella massacre (166 dead)
the bombing of Sri Lanka's Central Bank (102 dead).
we can not allow to continue this terrorism....
so no need of foreign intervene

Tamilstate   May 12th, 2009 11:10 am ET

Nazi Sri Lankan government is out of control and must be stopeed. Only Obama can stop this barbaric terror government

SL army has genocided more than Tamil 20,000 civilians including children, women and elders. Also shelling hosiptals, temple and churches. In last two day 3200 killed. SL goverment using food and medicine as war weapons. Many children are dieing with starvation. Where is UN and UNICEF?

In the concentraion camps, women and abducted, raped and killed. Women also kept naked in in the secret camps and used as slaves

Sri Lankan goverment must let the reputable media like CNN and INGO to go in the war zone and find the truth.

CNN please bring the truth to the world

Sesha   May 12th, 2009 11:10 am ET

Rawana has mentality of "rawana" who was fighting to have someone's (Rama's) wife. Same way sinhalese are greedy to seize our homeland from us by killing of tamils. This is clearly shows their mentality of greedyness for seizing someone's wife, land etc. etc. This cannot be changed.

Gee Dee   May 12th, 2009 11:10 am ET

In my opinion the information we are receiving is biased by one side or the other. The propaganda seems to be speaking from both sides! It's hard for most people to really know what is truly going on.
However in the meantime inocent people are being killed – daily – and it does look to me more and more that some sort of ethnic cleansing is going on as the majority of the casualties are Tamil people! This is in my opinion what needs addressing and these victims need our help and care a.s.a.p!!!!
It has been going on for too long and too much blood has been shed on both sides. Therefore I am absolutely in favour for the international comunity to get involved for humanitarian reasons if for nothing else!!!

Jan   May 12th, 2009 11:10 am ET

Srilankan army killing tamil peoples & raping girls. Srilankan goverment try to kill all tamil peoples. i lost 3 cousins within 3 month. they were got a killed in army shell attack. goverment making alot of money from war. srilanka is worest place for freedam. UN must stop this

kasun   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

No way Hala – or the killing will NEVER stop – Prabhakaran has abused his people for personal power for 30 years and the LTTE does not hesitate to kill it’s own people to discredit the Govt. – must stop it now and not allow the leaders to escape.

Karen   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said.

Sivasakthy   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

I urge the International Community to Intervene In Sri Lanka regardless the percentage of "Yes" have been voted. There is no reason why it shouldn't intervene. Many thoudsands of innocent people have perished and are still perishing. Those who voted "no" are all inhumane and remember that God is watching and you will face a fate where you will suffer and the unjust you are commiting even by just voting "No" is a sin against innocent people's blood that have been shed. Those world leaders who have powers to stop the genocide but not doing anything to stop it will be cursed the way Rajapakse and his people and his army are being cursed. They all will die a terrible death. So those who are confused of even to save humane please put yourself in the shoes of those suffering people. Think how you will feel when you and your family, children are deprived of food, medecine, shelter and your being badly injured and you see your children being blasted to pieces and your, women are being raped and killed infront of you. What will you do??? will you sit down and watch??? If you have humanity then vote "Yes" and make those crooked minded people to understand the agony of the suffuring people and vote "YES". If you have sinnied against the Tamils before do this to cleanse off your sinns.

Erantha   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

Allow Sri Lankan govt to killed the all Bloody tamil tigers... Dont involve in our internal problem... we can solve it... Try solve the problem in Iraq, Afgan...

Thasan   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

How many people in srilankan army ? Are they all tamil? answer no even one percentage people tamil are not in there ,so how they save tamil people,srilankan armey are killing tamil people,so UN have to sent forces there and save tamils ,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES,YES YES

sswaarnan   May 12th, 2009 11:11 am ET

yes of course we dont want the singalams rule in our country

Selva   May 12th, 2009 11:12 am ET

Remember when Hilary Clinton said the war on terror should not confuse terrorists with freedom fighters and used the LTTE as an example. Well that was before she became Secretary of State. It would have been no different if she had become the president. Like Sri Lanka, the US is also busy killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ivan Pedropillai   May 12th, 2009 11:12 am ET

This is now no less a question than whether the world powers want to stop an ongoing genocide. It is a TEST of the new world order under President Obama's watch. The world did nothing to stop the holocaust of the Jews and about the massacre of the Tutsis in Rwanda. The world cannot standby idly again and allow the mass killing of innocent Tamil civilians in a 25 year war of unbridled ethnic cruelty waged by a ruthless xenophobic Sri Lankan government for racist aggrandisement under the guise of fighting terrorism.

Over 100,000 innocent Tamils including women and children have been killed and their homeland devastated. Discern for yourselves the bloodlust of the average Sinhala contributor to this debate on your own pages. Is there any residual humanity in them? Look beyond the smarmy Sri Lankan government propaganda and at the reports of the UN, Human Rights organisations, US satellite photographs and ACT IMMEDIATELY by intervening with a UN/USA military force to stop this incubus of evil. India is too self-centred and hypocritical to act in a morally compulsive way.

DO NOT TARRY A MINUTE LONGER AS THE ENTIRE TAMIL RACE IN SRI LANKA WILL BE WIPED OUT. China and Russia have their designs on Sri Lanka for strategic reasons and do not care about the lives of innocent Tamils lost in a war encouraged and supplied by them. 'Talibanised' Pakistan is feeding Sri Lanka in this racist frenzy. Fanatical Buddhism in Sri Lanka and militant Islam from Pakistan are a deadly cocktail if allowed to mix unfettered.

It is time for the USA, UK, EU and India to stop talking in feeble words to the Sinhala Sri Lankan government, which has brushed aside all diplomatic initiatives and heaped insults on their high ranking diplomats to boot. They are intoxicated with their heady militant blood-thirsty nationalism to be stopped other than by international force.

In the name of humanity, it is time to do to Mahinda Rajapakse and Greater Sinhala Sri Lanka by conquest what you did to protect the Kosovans from Milosovec's ethnic cleansing and the fantasy of Greater Serbia. A cultured and ancient race of Tamils is being decimated in Sri Lanka in front of your eyes. PLEASE ACT DECISIVELY NOW.
Surrey, England

Abygail   May 12th, 2009 11:12 am ET

Tamils are too busy trying to contact their loved ones, in agony and on the streets protesting ......................meanwhile the paid agencies of Sinhalese are keenly involved in circulating polls like this, there's no other reason why such a turnout for 'no' intervention of International community would prevail,,,,,,PLEASE CONSIDER THAT !!

jasiharan   May 12th, 2009 11:13 am ET

hey guys
international community must involve in srilankan crisis,specially uk, this is a great opportuniy to Brtish government for who made a mistake in 1948, the uk must give a beter solutin to tamils who starvingin vanni, why dont the international community banned LTTE as a terrorist oganisaton before 2001,? bcause Bush fail to differenciate the terrorists and freeom fighters, my strong request is rajiv gandhis murder must investigate by interpol. because somany big heads has involved, here,do not blame the LTTE for evrything, check it out ths link, this interview witness is the secreary of subramaniaswamy the ex central minister of ndia,

and goes to philrees documentary about srilanka

Nandasri appuhamy jeyaratna   May 12th, 2009 11:13 am ET

hi all
Northern sri lanka in vanni Mullaitiwu distric there are no NGO,no free medias,no medicine ,sla army bombing the hospitals school,temple ,church,refuge camp. Its enough stop the war, help the enason Tamils trapped in the war. Alreay nearly 15000 got killed in last 6 months. Conditions in the safty zone is very bad what are doing the world? may be all tamil kill? last week 300 childrens killed in the vanni 2 years child is terrorist? i ask this world america ,uk,eu

mohan   May 12th, 2009 11:13 am ET

during last 30 years sri lankan government killed more than 110,000 Tamil civilians. last weekend alone 3200 civilian killed. how long international community going to wait ? please save tamils.

G Paul   May 12th, 2009 11:13 am ET

Dear all,

I have lived in and out of Sri Lanka for 30 years now and the only time there was any sort of ethnic conflict here was way back in 1983. Since then, many have realized the futility in such conflicts and have lived in harmony. For one thing, I haven't heard of anybody killing Tamils in the South...nor have I seen the army killing innocent civilians in the North (guys, I should know....I work in the Red-Cross relief team in the North – what the LTTE propoaganda machine is spreading is ...well, utterly laughable crap....I have seen what has been going on with my own eyes for a long time now)....

All I know is that the LTTE kills both the Sinhalese and the Tamils – wiothout discrimination in order to attain their elusive Ealam state....So, I think the international community should keep to their flanks and let the Sri Lankan forces finish finishing off this LTTE crap machine once and forever...Wouldn't YOU agree?

Anuradha Sri Sampath Sugathadasa   May 12th, 2009 11:13 am ET

Very good CNN. I have question which International Community are you talking of? (Is it LTTE international community?) Please here comments so many tamil’s Tiger terror supporters and try to mentioned bad situation of percent Sri Lankan government. See the past all years when the Tiger Terrorists were killing thousands of srilankans nobody came to help SriLanka. Our all former politicians (Specially UNP government, Mr. Ranil was the man handover upper part to terrorism) were play the game with LTTE terrorism. They got so many benefits owe to unplanned war. After 30 years when SriLanka took up the matter militarily and now try to make up problems without consider the help for rescue the innocent tamillian’s from LTTE Terrorisms. This is purely a internal matter and Iam sure they will handle (Sri Lankan Government) it themselves. Now we have to think killing so many people in Pakistan and Afghanistan by USA army.

Now all of LTTE supporters try to evacuate Prabakaran alive from small jungle area. No need third party support or help for rescue DANGEROS TIGER TAMIL LEADER.

Gordon Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce, chairman of the Commons overseas development committee, you are the person saw the reality in this bad situation and understanding the true of Sri Lankan government humanitarian operations.
Now all of International community has to do more to assist them and aid to Sri Lankan government, and that keeping aid groups out is allowing the rebels to misrepresent what is going on.
Anuradha Sampath- Dubai, UAE

Rohitha   May 12th, 2009 11:14 am ET

From 1983 LTTE started killing innocent Sinhala & Muslims then they killed there all politicians from Dorai Appa. They took advantage of innocence of GOSL in the period of 2 years ceasefire and built up there force, international links & propaganda machinery with the support of INGO, NGO & some of European countries.
Now new GOSL has stepped forward & defeated “so called un-defeated” LTTE cornered to 2.5km2 areas. The covered LTTE keep innocent poor Tamils as shield and kill them when they run away from the.
So what the international community should do is support to GOSL to wipe out the WORLD TERROR LTTE.

balasundaram   May 12th, 2009 11:15 am ET

SL army has genocided more than Tamil 20,000 civilians including children, women and elders. Also shelling hosiptals, temple and churches. Last 5 months 2,50,000 tamil people move from his home place.Srilankan use 55,000 solider to kill innocent tamil people.In last two day 3200 killed. SL goverment using food and medicine as war weapons. Many children are dieing with starvation. Where is UN and UNICEF?

Reekan   May 12th, 2009 11:15 am ET

yes ,please,....
I wanna to ask few questions that...
If Government doing, which are not terrorism?
More than 10,000 people were killed by Srilankan Government, why all keep calm still? Because, they are Tamils, Right?
Daily people are killed by Government we are doing polling….Good ..God

Didula Lakshitha   May 12th, 2009 11:15 am ET

Sri Lanka is a independent countray. Sri lanka tries to wipe out terrorism from the world and save the tamil victims from LTTE.
Please don't misunderstand sri lankan procedures.

According to International .law no one can influence to problems in independent country How do you go beyond the international law?

S Jayawardana   May 12th, 2009 11:15 am ET

Tamil tigers are recognised as a terrorist organisation by number of countries. It is well know that when ever they face a millatery set back , they try to get attention from the international community with their false propaganda to intervene the democratically elected government who has been fighting against terrorism for many years costing many innocent lives and hurting it economy. Tamil terrorist kill not only majority sinhalese but also their own tamil speaking people and frankly anyone standing against their barbaric acts. Now they have infilterated amongst innocent civilians taking shelter and blame the government for killing civilian. International community must force these blood thirsty terorist to surrender their wepons and eneter in to democratic process. They must help Sri Lankan government to wipe out terrorism.

shakira   May 12th, 2009 11:15 am ET

Tamils in western countries want LTTE to continue their killings in SL, so they can extend their asylum period by saying that there's a war in SL.
They just want to enjoy the luxuries of capitalism, not to help Tamil civilians.
That is why western Tamils hate SL Gov rescuing Tamil civilians from the clutches of the Pirabaharan and ending the war against Tamil Tiger Terrorists.
Western politicians put blind eye on killings in Iraq, & Afganistan, but worry about SL Tamils. (They really want the votes of the Tamils living in their countries to go to the Parliament, not the well being of Tamils in SL)

Aravind   May 12th, 2009 11:16 am ET


To all the Tamilians/Indians who are not aware of the history of srilanka & Eelam.Dont frame me as a pro ltte or
anti srilankan...just a human being who shed tears(what else i can do) for another human who is being brutally

FYI : Source BBC

1948 – Ceylon gains full independence.
Sinhala nationalism
1949 – Indian Tamil plantation workers disenfranchised and many deprived of citizenship.
1956 – Solomon Bandaranaike elected on wave of Sinhalese nationalism. Sinhala made sole official language
and other measures introduced to bolster Sinhalese and Buddhist feeling.
More than 100 Tamils killed in widespread violence after Tamil parliamentarians protest at new laws.
1958 – Anti-Tamil riots leave more than 200 people dead.
Thousands of Tamils displaced.
1959 – Bandaranaike assassinated by a Buddhist monk. Succeeded by widow, Srimavo,
who continues nationalisation programme.
1965 – Opposition United National Party wins elections and attempts to reverse nationalisation measures.
1970 – Srimavo Bandaranaike returns to power and extends nationalisation programme.
1972 – Ceylon changes its name to Sri Lanka and Buddhism given primary place as country's religion,
further antagonising Tamil minority.
1976 – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formed as tensions increase in Tamil-dominated areas of north and east.
1977 – Separatist Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) party wins all seats in Tamil areas.
Anti-Tamil riots leave more than 100 Tamils dead.
1981 Sinhala policemen accused of burning the Jaffna Public Library, causing further resentment in Tamil community.
1983 – 13 soldiers killed in LTTE ambush, sparking anti-Tamil riots leading to the deaths of an estimated
several hundred Tamils. Start of what Tigers call "First Eelam War".

You can see from the way the srilankan government has systematically put down the rights and aspirations
of Tamil which has fueled the rise of many rebels. Which is inevitable !



maha   May 12th, 2009 11:16 am ET

hi kithsiri,

they (srilanka governent) are not killing LTTE only.

tell me is 2 YRS BABY terrorist?

SLLION   May 12th, 2009 11:16 am ET

Tamil eelam my ass!!!!

Charles Perera   May 12th, 2009 11:16 am ET

I do not understand why the so called international community did not intervine when the LTTE blew up so many inocent people of all communites, religions including tamils using very powerful bombs & suicide bombers in Colombo & other places around Sri Lanka. I have seen so many relations & friends of mine blown up in to pieces beyond recognistion what do you call that. Presently the LTTE is carrying out excellent falls properganda & would not understand why the international community or even the good Tamils who does not like violance would want to beleive them. If the Sri Lankan forces want to kill the inocent Tamil civilians they would just finish the war within a day or two by bombing the LTTE & the trapped Tamil civilians. All know that it is not the case as the SL forces are targetting only the LTTE & carrying out this operation in a contral manner, inspite of own solders getting killed/wounded. SL forces have been killed by a few suicide bombers who comes with the Tamil civilians to the areas controlled by the Government from LTTE captivity. If the LTTE are the saviers of the Tamils why would the inocent Tamils escape from LTTE controlled areas (taking a risk knowing that if caught would shoot them) & come to Government controlled areas.

Aravind   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

To all the people who are not aware of the history of srilanka & Eelam.Dont frame me as a pro ltte or anti srilankan...just a human being who shed tears(what else i can do) for another human who is being brutally murdered.

FYI : Source BBC

1948 – Ceylon gains full independence.
Sinhala nationalism
1949 – Indian Tamil plantation workers disenfranchised and many deprived of citizenship.
1956 – Solomon Bandaranaike elected on wave of Sinhalese nationalism. Sinhala made sole official language
and other measures introduced to bolster Sinhalese and Buddhist feeling.
More than 100 Tamils killed in widespread violence after Tamil parliamentarians protest at new laws.
1958 – Anti-Tamil riots leave more than 200 people dead.
Thousands of Tamils displaced.
1959 – Bandaranaike assassinated by a Buddhist monk. Succeeded by widow, Srimavo,
who continues nationalisation programme.
1965 – Opposition United National Party wins elections and attempts to reverse nationalisation measures.
1970 – Srimavo Bandaranaike returns to power and extends nationalisation programme.
1972 – Ceylon changes its name to Sri Lanka and Buddhism given primary place as country's religion,
further antagonising Tamil minority.
1976 – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formed as tensions increase in Tamil-dominated areas of north and east.
1977 – Separatist Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) party wins all seats in Tamil areas.
Anti-Tamil riots leave more than 100 Tamils dead.
1981 Sinhala policemen accused of burning the Jaffna Public Library, causing further resentment in Tamil community.
1983 – 13 soldiers killed in LTTE ambush, sparking anti-Tamil riots leading to the deaths of an estimated
several hundred Tamils. Start of what Tigers call "First Eelam War".

You can see from the way the srilankan government has systematically put down the rights and aspirations
of Tamil which has fueled the rise of many rebels. Which is inevitable !



A Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

Without beating around the bush and talking rubbish let's see facts & figures,

Following are the major attacks carried out by LTTE on CIVILIANS.

Attack Date Location Death toll Sources
2006 Digampathana truck bombing October 16, 2006 Digampathana, Dambulla North Central Province (Army Personal) 92 – 103
Kebithigollewa massacre June 15, 2006 Kebithigollewa, Northern Province 66
Gonagala massacre September 18, 1999 Gonagala, Eastern Province 54
Dehiwala train bombing July 24, 1996 Dehiwala, Western Province 64
Central Bank bombing January 31, 1996 Colombo, Western Province 91 [4]
October 1995 Eastern Sri Lanka massacres October 16, 1995 Villages in eastern Sri Lanka 120
Kallarawa massacre May 25, 1995 Kallarawa, Eastern Province 42
Palliyagodella massacre October 15, 1991 Palliyagodella, Eastern Province 109 [5][6]
Kattankudi mosque massacre August 04, 1990 Kattankudy, Eastern Province 147 [7]
Aranthalawa Massacre July 02, 1987 Aranthalawa, North Central Province 35
Habarana bus massacre April 17, 1987 Habarana, North Central Province 127 [5][8]
Anuradhapura massacre May 14, 1985 Anuradhapura, North Central Province 146 [6][4]
Kent and Dollar Farm massacres November 30, 1984 Kent and Dollar Farm, Mullaitivu 62
Anuradhapura massacre, 14 May 1984: LTTE gunmen shoot dead 146 Sinhalese civilians and injure 85 others as they were praying at a sacred Buddhist shrine in Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura District 146
June 10: Over 400 unarmed police officers are shot dead by the LTTE in Police Stations across eastern Sri Lanka.

The above is only the tip of the ice berg, just visit following link to see all massacures carried out by LTTE on CIVILIANS.

Other important factors.

1. International community interference?
1.1 US bombed Hiroshima/Nagasaki and killed Thousands of Civillians to protect Millions of People, to end the World War II.
1.2 US Killed Thousands of CIVILIANS in Vietnam to stabilise the world order and save millions of other people.
1.3 US/UK/NATO Killed Thousands of Iraqi TWICE to save Millions of people from weapons of mass destruction/ dectatorship
1.4 Israel killed/Killing Thousands of Muslims to safe guard Thousand of Jews with US/UK West blessings.
1.5 US/NATO Killed Thousand of Yugoslavian CiVILIANS to safeguard Millions of their neighbours.

NOW what else is left to talk about the Int. Interference in SL?

2. Don't be fooled about the kind hearts of INGOs, NGOs, UN Western Media and the Weapon manufactures in the west will never like to see peace in so called "failed states" or "Poor countries". No one will like to shoot their own foot , mouth or their stomach. They make a living by fueling these rotten, disgusting separatism.

3. Only Tamils in the North supported President Rajapakse to come to power by boycotting 2004 elections? as Ranil was defeted by a mere 100,000 votes caused by the Tamils in the North. Now the democratically elected President is what he was mandated to do!
If the Tamils were so upset about this, they coud have done it democratically.

4. The Tamil Diaspora in the West are so disturbed about their cousins in SL, demonstrations and protests in London, Oslo, Toronto etc. Why do they carry Tiger flags (Elam) instead of Black/White flags to show condolences? Or are they really worried about their own future? that they will be kicked out of the West as thier refugee status will terminate?

5. If Tamils in the North are so despetare for a separet state within SL, then rest of the Tamils living in Colombo7, 3, 4 5, 6 and other exclusive address and in rest of the country willing to vacate their home and go to their Elam?

6. The plans of Elam is not to stop at North of Sri Lanka, but to attach South India, Malaysia and possibly Singapore as One Big Kingdom. So rest of the Indians, Malaysians, and Singaporeans be prepared for 30 years of terrorism like in SL.

7. The saying goes.. if you sleep with dogs, you get up with ticks(bugs).... for those who think the hat is correct for their head, please go ahead.

Logi   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

International community now started to understand what is going on in Srilanka for last 60 years. If the ceasefire is not place and the peaceful solution is not achieved by means of negotiations, then there will be more disasters.

In Srilanka, 80% are singalese and rest are Tamils and others. So I dont how these polls are valid. This poll should be held among Singalese and Tamils seperately.

eassan   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

International community must intervene. It is already too late. Tamils in Srilanka need permenant solution and permanent peace. Please everybody help. The government may win the war, but innocent tamil people will never get peace in their life. Everyday some innocent tamils are dissapearing in government controlled areas. No law, no order, no investigation. Loved ones do not evern know what happened to them. They are scared to talk. This is what going to happen. Please world. Do something for these innocent tamils get permanent solution. We are unlucky people, but we atleast want our future generation to be lucky and have peaceful life. The government is using break away Karuna groups and Pillayan groups to kill tamils. Some people do not have policy in their life. They will do anything for money. Please this is the right time for everybody to come together and do something for innocent tamil people. Please world. Help these people get permanent peace in their life. Enough deaths. Enough destruction. These people have been living this horror life more than 30 years. Don’t pretend like you don’t see it. Don’t pretend like you don’t hear it. Don’t pretend like you don’t read it. if you are living in this condition, what would you expect from the world. Please everybody. Think. Look at the past history of tamils. Please help. These people need immediate help. Please please please. Spend some time for these innocent people too. Please do something. Everybody please help.

eran   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

The LTTE has long been accused of carrying assassinations of political rivals and
opponents. These include:
* Alfred Duraiappah, mayor of Jaffna (1975)
* Rajeev Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (1991)
* Ranjan Wijeratne, Sri Lankan cabinet minister and former general (1991)
* Ranasinghe Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka (1993)
* Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankan presidential candidate (1994)
* Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan foreign minister, lawyer and
humanitarian (2005)
* Major Gen. Parami Kulatunga, third-highest ranking officer in the Sri Lankan
* Nadaraja Raviraj, Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian (2006)
* Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (failed attempt-2006)
* Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka army chief of staff (failed attempt-2006)
* Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Secretary of the Sri Lanka defense ministry (failed
attempt- 2006)

why we are waiting to stop this terrorism?

Kavitha   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET

Mahind Rajapaksha is War Criminal. He is Lier. he never tell truth to own singalise peoples

maha   May 12th, 2009 11:17 am ET


tyrone   May 12th, 2009 11:19 am ET

Yes they should intervene .If they should not why is govt SriLanka

1) Looking up like beggars to the international community for funds ?
2) Not allowing international journalists

Please read

Menike   May 12th, 2009 11:19 am ET

Sinhala people like Dash Guneratne don't know the reality in tamil land in Srilanka until these people experience the same like tamils experienced for 60 years (especially last couple of weeks). Why don't you people behave as human beings before you think sinhala or tamil. Animals are better treated than tamils life in SriLanka.
Western people grow up kids giving choices and kids can select one which he/she prefers best. Why don't you give choice to tamils and ask them to select one which they prefer best. Asians are more tolerant in marriage life for the sake of their own kids, and if they go for court to get divorce the matter should be very serious. Likewise tamils after 60 years of living together they are pressed to go for court..........................
A worried sinhala budhist.

Norway Tamil   May 12th, 2009 11:20 am ET

LTTE is not the CAUSE of the Sri Lankan Conflict.
It is PRODUCT of the years of KILLING OF Tamils by Sri Lankan Government againnt who spoke against it.

So getting RID of LTTE will NOT solve the problem.

The only way is that it will happen when Sinhalese are FORCED to accept that Tamils have right to self determination.

Viraj   May 12th, 2009 11:20 am ET

The world best no 1 Army is fighting with World number one Terrorist in world. Just listen to the people who have just escape from the war Zone area never talk about the people who was suffering many years, The SL Tamils who stays in foreign contries will naver like come because they like always to support and wait till their death in Foreign countires accousing the SL Goverment . Some people are want to start the game of 3rd world war.

vasu   May 12th, 2009 11:20 am ET

This polling RESULTS are simply realize that, war against the tamil people.

gayan   May 12th, 2009 11:20 am ET

Why doesn't any of the international media report about the immense good will gestures by the Sri Lankan people, the majority consisting of Sinhalease for the Internally Displaced Tamils?

There are massive charities going on collectin all sorts of food items, sanitary needs, medicines and other basic implements needed. The people of Sri Lanka are spearheading these good will gestures.

Is anybody aware of these??
CNN and all go check this out if you dare.

Not a single report in the international media which would have really helped to soothe the wounds created by greedy separatists for over decades.

Kavitha   May 12th, 2009 11:21 am ET

Mahind Rajapaksha is War Criminal. He is Lier. he never tell truth to own singalise peoples. srilankan army killed my 13 cousins in 3 months. everyday army raping girls. singalise peoples dont understand whats going on. media under goverment control. war should be end. other country must to stop singalise crazy army. save tamil peoples

bonifus   May 12th, 2009 11:22 am ET

It is very shame to say LTTE is keeping the civilians as hostage so the Sri Lankan government has the right to kill the civilians and say that they are our country people so we can kill any one at any time at any place by any means.
The government will call 1 2 3 and who ever comes willingly they will give minister post (they are the real terrorists leaving the innocent people suffer behind). Who ever not come then the government will consider them as the world class terrorists (even 3 months baby) and they have the full rights to kill them. Only thing is the government will draw a lottery to choose which weapon to use on each time. God has given them the full rights to choose any weapon at any time on any person. The world has nothing to do with it. The god has warned the other countries, UN, human rights Etc. not to interfere in the Sri Lankan government killing. That is the only reason why the international is not interfering in this matter. PLEASE do not misunderstand the UN Security Council. They love to be spectators. They can only give death scores. The UN council is eagerly waiting to give the final results of the real total of deaths so that the jobless UN will have some jobs to verify the correct total after all the civilians are dead (whether 300,000.00 civilians or 350,000.00 civilians are dead in total) and reward each staff who ever counted more deaths. After 20 years take action against the one who did the most killing and then jump from the seat and start releasing statements and condolences to the civilians so ooon……
Just forget it
Please ask Sri Lankan government to finish the match soon. We are tired of getting small thousands. At least the Tamil civilians Saul can rest in peace without dying daily with fear, no food, no water, no body parts, no medicine no family no life no future.

For the past 30 years Sri Lankan Governments have successfully destroyed the entire Thamil Eelam People’s structure with the full help of the whole world including India.
Now why are we just pretending that no one has noticed any thing so every one can act innocent?
I think the LTTE has put the whole world in to awful situation by prolonging the war without letting it go as the world thought it would be, before the world public come to know the full story of what the drama the so call world leaders are up to.


Chin   May 12th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Sri Lankan army is not against the Tamil people. We all one nation. But we can not allow terrorist come up. The Tamils in other countries should not fight for LTTE. They should fight for Tamil people. But not with LTTE flag.
My question is how many of Tamil people outside the Sri Lanka has given any thing for those who currently in refuge camps?

Bua   May 12th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Sri Lankans has suffered more than 30 years becoz of tamil terrorism. we would like to as where were the "International Community" ? when the terrorists killing the leaders in Sri Lanka, when the LTTE explode bombs in Buses and Trains. The people lives in Sri Lanka has suffered coz of LTTE. not anyone else..
.Tamil Ealam is just an Imagination..if some one want to create a tamil ealam start a "Freedom Struggle" against Canadian or British or Norwegian Government.. -

Long life Mr. President Rajapakse.. May Triple Gem Bless U ! !..

Lalith   May 12th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Tamil Community living abroad need to keep LTTE alive since thy got there immigration permits as refugees or similar to that. If No LTTE foreign countries would not allow them to renew permit. So that’s why they support LTTE even though they know very much its killing innocent people. One bomb in Colombo , one kill in Mulathive has granted 10 immigration permit to Tamils for earning monies. Lot of people can find who came from poor families but supporting killing LTTE rather supporting there families. No LTTE No Killing then No opportunities as refugees .

So be positive , send your contribution for rehabilitation of your community. Make a voice to get out your people. Kill , killers

krishnavathany   May 12th, 2009 11:22 am ET

we want a freedom country and we dont want to bomb our peoples
it is against human rights then why they dont let the international community in sri lanka

Logi   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

Irrepairable damage has been made by the Srilankan Government against Tamils, so these two communities cannot live together anymore.

False probaganda of Srilanka is that if LTTE is wiped out then issue is resolved. This is a false propaganda. The massacre of Tamils by the SL Government started before the LTTE period.

History of Massacre of TAMILS in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Sinhalese governments ever since British left the Island in 1948

1. Inginiyakala massacre – 05.06.1956
2. 1958 pogramme
3. Tamil research conference massacre -10.01.1974
4. 1977 communal pogrom
5. 1981 communal pogrom
6. Burning of the Jaffna library -01.06.1981
7. 1983 communal pogrom
8. Thirunelveli massacre -24, 25.07.1983
9. Sampalthoddam massacre – 1984
10. Chunnakam Police station massacre – 08.01.1984
11. Chunnakam market massacre – 28.03.1984
12. Mathawachchi – Rampawa – September 1984
13. Point Pedro – Thikkam massacre – 16.09.1984
14. Othiyamalai massacre – 01.12.1984
15. Kumulamunai massacre – 02.12.1984
16. Cheddikulam massacre – 02.12.1984
17. Manalaru massacre – 03.12.1984
18. Blood soaked Mannar – 04.12.1984
19. Kokkilai-Kokkuthoduvai massacre – 15.12.1984
20. Vankalai church massacre – 06.01.1986
21. Mulliyavalai massacre – 16.01.1985
22. Vaddakandal massacre – 30.01.1985
23. Puthukkidiyiruppu Iyankovilady massacre – 21.04.1985
24. Trincomalee massacres in 1985
25. Valvai-85 massacre 10.05.1985
26. Kumuthini Boat massacre 15.05.1985
27. Kiliveddi massacre in 1985
28. Thiriyai massacre – 08.06.1985
29. Sampaltivu – 04 to 09.08.1985
30. Veeramunai massacre – 20.06.1990
31. Nilaveli massacre 16.09.1985
32. Piramanthanaru massacre – 02.10.1985
33. Kanthalai-85 massacre – 09.11.1985
34. Muthur Kadatkaraichenai – 08,09,10.11.1985
35. Periyapullumalai massacre in 1986
36. Kilinochchi Railway Station massacre – 25.01.1986
37. Udumbankulam massacre – 19.02.1985
38. Vayaloor massacre – 24.08.1985
39. Eeddimurinchan massacre – 19, 20.03.1986
40. Anandapuram shelling – 04.06.1986
41. Kanthalai-86 massacre – 04, 05.06. 1986
42. Mandaithivu sea massacre – 10.06.1986
43. Seruvila massacre – 12.06.1986
44. Thambalakamam massacres – 1985, 1986
45. Paranthan farmers massacre – 28.06.1986
46. Peruveli refugee camp massacre – 15.07.1986
47. Thanduvan bus massacre – 17.07.1986
48. Muthur Manalchenai massacre – 18.07. 1986
49. Adampan massacre – 12.10.1986
50. Periyapandivrichchan massacre – 15.10.1986
51. Kokkadichcholai-87 massacre – 28.01.1987
52. Paddithidal massacre – 26.04.1987
53. Thonithiddamadu massacre – 27.05.1987
54. Alvai temple shelling – 29.05.1987
55. Eastern University massacre – 23.05.1990
56. Sammanthurai massacre – 10.06.1990
57. Xavierpuram massacre – 07.08.1990
58. Siththandy massacre – 20, 27.07.1990
59. Paranthan junction massacre – 24.07.1990
60. Poththuvil massacre – 30.07.1990
61. Tiraikerny massacre – 06.08.1990
62. Kalmunai massacre – 11.08.1990
63. Thuranilavani massacre – 12.08.1990
64. Eravur hospital massacre – 12.08.1990
65. Koraveli massacre 14.08.1990
66. Nelliyadi market bombing – 29.08.1990
67. Eravur massacre – 10.10.1990
68. Saththurukkondan massacre – 09.09.1990
69. Natpiddymunai massacre – 10.09.1990
70. Vantharamullai-90 massacre – 05, 23,09,1990
71. Mandaithivu disappearances – 23.08.1990, 25.09.1990
72. Oddisuddan bombing – 27.11.1990
73. Puthukkudiyiruppu junction bombing
74. Vankalai massacre – 17.02.1991
75. Vaddakkachchi bombing – 28.02.1991
76. Vantharumoolai-91 – 09.06.1991
77. Kokkadichcholai-91 massacre – 12.06.1991
78. Pullumalai massacre – 1983-1990
79. Kinniyadi massacre – 12.07.1991
80. Akkarayan hospital massacre – 15.07.1997
81. Uruthrapuram bombing – 04.02.1991
82. Karapolla-Muthgalla massacre – 29.04.1992
83. Vattrapalai shelling – 18.05.1992
84. Thellipalai temple bombing – 30.05.1992
85. Mailanthai massacre – 09.08.1992
86. Kilali massacre -1992, 1993
87. Maaththalan bombing – 18.09.1993
88. Chavakachcheri-Sangaththanai bombing – 28.09.1993
89. Kokkuvil temple massacre & bombing – 29.09.1993
90. Kurunagar church bombing – 13.11.1993
91. Chundikulam-94 massacre – 18.02.1994
92. Navali church massacre – 09.07.1995
93. Nagarkovil bombing – 22.05.1995
94. Chemmani mass graves in 1996
95. Kilinochchi town massacre – 1996-1998
96. Kumarapuram massacre – 11.02.1996
97. Nachchikuda strafing – 16.03.1996
98. Thambirai market bombing – 17.05.1996
99. Mallavi bombing – 24.07.1996
100. Pannankandy massacre – 05.07.1997
101. Kaithady Krishanthi massacre – 07.09.1996
102. Vavunikulam massacre – 26-09-1996, 15-08-1997
103. Konavil bombing – 27.09.1996
104. Mullivaikal bombing – 13.05.1997
105. Mankulam shelling – 08.06.1997
106. Thampalakamam-98 massacre – 01.02.1998
107. Old Vaddakachchi bombing – 26.03.1998
108. Suthanthirapuram massacre – 10.06.1998
109. Visuvamadhu shelling – 25.11.1998
110. Chundikulam-98 bombing 02.12.1998
111. Manthuvil bombing – 15.09.1999
112. Palinagar bombing and shelling – 03.09.1999
113. Madhu church massacre – 20.11.1999
114. Bindunuwewa massacre
115. Mirusuvil massacre – 19.12.2000

sundar bala   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

1> U.S. or U.N. drop food/medicine while U.K. takes the Tamils around the garden path!
2> Everyone stop giving aid to SL to treat Tamils- the pomnly treatment they get is torture.
3> Congress-led India OUT of tamil homeland and stop assisting SL!

We want freedom and under Sinhala Sri Lanka is not viable anymore.
If UN doesn't want more states appearing, TELL THAT TO SRI LANKA and not to the tamils on the receiving end of all the attrocities.

Simple enough?


HARIHARAN   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET


kuruvi   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

IC, Please lift ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil eelam and recognise Tamils stand for Tamil eelam in Sri Lanka. And bring humanitarian aids and medicine into war zone. If you were able to send humanitarian aids to Myanmar why can't you do so in Sri Lanka, particularly to Vanni.

eddy   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

I think the International community must understand the history of Sri Lanka ,and the atrocities committed by a terrorist group.That and the mainpulation to segregrate the Tamil from the rest and kill for a separate state.This selfish move caused the death of so many and destruction of Sri Lanka.Also because of previous faults of Governments.But with todays leadership and the intelligent people reading the game plan will put an end to terrorism.You people of the International community will not allow your backyard for terrorism in your own countries.But to see Sri Lanka fall to terrorist 30 years was big buisness to some. Listening to the terrorist diaspora and supressing the Government of the day is disgusting and unfair.I think your International community is infiltrated by terrorist,and you have to clean them out before making any malicious or major decisions.You supress the Government of the day,not forgetting you have stepped on the majority who want to see an end to terrirism.Utilise the FBI,Interpol and other revelant Organisations,instead of listening to Idiots as Tamilnet /diaspora.What have they done to the Tamils/Jaffna.Nothing.No infastructure,nothing.Why are the Tamils running from the Tigers,ask the IDPs.The International committee has blood in their hands,dont play Big Brother.In crisis we help unconditionally and with Compassion.
We are fully aware where you stand in this matter. Rest assured with or without your cunning game plan,we will definitely stop terrorism in Sri Lanka.Period.Terrorism will definitely not survive in this World. I can see the end of terrorism and it is worst then Communism. It created a bigger problem for mankind. I am a Joe bloke like any citizen, and like to have a good and simple life living in Peace and Harmony and have been around, and will expose any kind of terrorism or terrorist. The World will definitely be a better place without them. Prove me wrong.

Jayath   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

Let the brave men and women of Sri Lankan armed forces finish off these inhuman tamil terrorist once and for all. These terrorists destroyed valubale human life and property for 30 years. Now it is time for these low lives to take the cyanide pill.

Jagath Ravindra   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

Every Soverigein Country has their own rights, Sri Lanka's Govt is peoples elected govt in Presedency, Electroal, Provincial, Urban/Minicipal etc. This govt is peoples govt. We are practicing Democracy since 1948 independence and the parliment (multi party membership) is represented by Majority Sinhaalese, Minorities (Tamils, Muslims, Burgher, Malay Communities).

All the Minorities are living along with Majority in Most part of the country except the North and East Sinhalese & Muslims are Minority and They have chased away by Tamils. Thats how the Tamils dominating these areas.




Godwin Kodituwakku   May 12th, 2009 11:23 am ET

Majority of Tamil brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka are living friendly with Sinhalese. So no need to save them. They are already safe with Sinhala people.
But there is a need to protect Tamil people who are under the grip of Tamil Tigers. So international community can force Tamil tigers to release them. And they can provide support to Tamils who are displaced due to undemocratic acts of tigers in many ways, to upgrade their living standards.

BRUNO   May 12th, 2009 11:25 am ET

Sure the international commitee have to interfer with this internal situation to control this srilankan troops,they (tamils) are loosing many young generation .this country will be the last long war zone if the international team never take over.

Vaish   May 12th, 2009 11:25 am ET

There are many posts here that call Tamils immigrants in Sri Lanka. How many years does a population have to exist within a country to lose this. May I remind you that the Sinhalese population is not indigenous to Sri Lanka either.

But that isn't the point. Immigrant or not, the Tamils in Sri Lanka are people, and they have the right to demand that they live in a place to be safe. If this were the United States and there were an ethnic group not receiving the same rights as everyone else, it would be considered a gross travesty of justice. Why should it be any different because it's on a small island in the middlge of the Indian Ocean. The international community has a responsibility to intervene and more than that ASK QUESTIONS! Every conflict has two sides and the Sri Lankan government is effectively putting forth a double headed coin. Why did they fire into their own "safe zone" and kill and injure thousands of civilians? What would cause so many people in a population to not only lose faith but to fear the government? Why did this all begin?
It's up to the international community to decide what they want to do? But they have an obligation to find out all they can about what is happening. However, every day they sit on the fence is a day closer to the end for innocent civilians who have hopes and dreams that do not include bloodshed and violence, despite what some people may think. One life or 1000 lifes, both numbers are too many to lose in my opinion.

Kandayiya Rameshvaram   May 12th, 2009 11:26 am ET

We lived with LTTE a lot of time in our life.The LTTE killed and killing our own Tamils.They took our childrens to LTTE .When we said "pls don't took our childrens",they were shoted us.And my wife dead that time from LTTE gun fire.
The LTTE are robbing our foods,money and all.And the LTTE soldiars RAPED our children GIRLS when we lived whith them,When we came to government area the ltte shooted us and kill our own tamils.
When we came to Goverment areas they treat us well.And they(government) give us foods.the SRILANKAN ARMY soldiars are very kind for us.They treated us like they treating their parents.

THE TAMIL DIASPORA in EUROPE,AMERICA AND CANADA they are help[ing to LTTE.THE TAMIL DIASPORA don't mind about their own tamils.Because if will kill prabakaran,we think srilankan government will said to all peoples who live in foreign countries come back to srilanka.
Then Europe,America and Canada will send back all tamils from their countries.They won't love this.Because in sri lanka they can't EARN that more money.And if they go back srilanka they must build houses and more troubles.
That's why THE TAMIL DIASPORA helping to ltte TO LIVE IN EUROPE.

I asked for THE TAMIL DIASPORA who lived in foreign countries PLEASE ENOUGH HELPING LTTE. THE TAMIL DIASPORA you must think about your own TAMIL peoples.The LTTE KILLING YOUR ALL PEOPLE.
ONLY SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT/GOVERNMENT ARMY CAN save your own peoples and they are doing well it.

THE TAMIL DIASPORA please don't help to LTTE!

Tamilstate   May 12th, 2009 11:27 am ET


Vinsonclero   May 12th, 2009 11:27 am ET

***The majority people(Sinhalese) in srilanka blindly believe the state media only. Because all others including independent media are banned in SL. If the Srilankan government is right then why do they ban other media? They dont know what is happening in the neighbouring land even within the country( North & east of SL). If anybody say LTTE is a terrorrist then obviously the SRILANKAN government is a STATE TERRORIST as well as the world top most terrorist. If the former Sinhala governments had given them their rights then why the tamils go for this kind of armed struggle????
..... Everyone should understand that in fact the international community is already involving indirectly in Srilanka war. It is axiom from the fact that the poor Srilanka army (Majority army over 75% of population) never win the powerfull LTTE(minority army less than 12%) in the war in the past 30 yrs. Actually now the tamils are struggling & fighting against the world army ( China, Pakistan , US, India ....) for their own local rights. So this question seems to be talking bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Srilankan people are living like a frog inside the well. Their focus , thoughts are confined to a little circle. So we ourselves should think to solve this problem in a peacefull manner without talking in a violent stimulating way like what the Media in Srilanka actually do between races. I am much worried about the way how these friends even commented in a violent way. Pls remember, One can be a terrorist not only in an illegal act but also on their violent words. ???????????

Neil De Silva   May 12th, 2009 11:27 am ET

All Sri Lankens irrespective Sinhalies Tamil, Muslim or Burger,suffered a lot for the last 30 years because of the LTTE terrarium.
At least after 30 years the terrarium is cumming to and end.We all belive that the problems of the Tamil people should be solved through a political solution.

GAMINI DE FONSEKA   May 12th, 2009 11:27 am ET

LTTE has terrorised Sri Lanka for three decades and had been successful in ruining economy of our country.They were good in killing innocent Sinhala & Tamil people.All those leaders who were preaching against terrorrism are supporting this gurrilla movement.They demand ceasefire when these criminals are cornered to the wall.International community should back Sri Lankan Government at this crucial moment without obstructing final count down to issolate the terrists from innocent Tamil civilians held by this spineless criminals to protct there lives.
I hope they will rot in hell for all the crimes they have commited.

Alex   May 12th, 2009 11:28 am ET

Yes yes. The srilankan government is a state terorist. Ltte is freedom fighters, there are the one of the powerfull liberation army in this world, ltte safe Tamil peoples in Tamil Eelam. The "ic" is must involve and stop the genocide in Sri lanka. Tamil peoples life in "ic" is hand. Please safe our tamil peoples. Try to stop the war in srilanka. Give a pressur to srilanakn gov to Accepete all media enter in the war zone(genocide zone). War is not a good solution for win the hearts of peoples . Safe Tamils.

smith   May 12th, 2009 11:28 am ET

Why International community comes in to the problem in SriLanka.
SriLanka is an unique country. Srilankan government never harm Tamil civilians. When U.S. Air crafts put bombs in to afghan areas and kill civilians, what dis this international community do? They were blind.
hah ???????

Chelliah   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

In Srilanka there is no demoracy for Tamils.We Tamils voted for separate state in 1977.All 22 seats in Tamil area were captured by Tamil politicians.Since that date Tamils were ill treated by successive Srilankan governments.That is the reason LTTE took up arms after riots in 1983.It is pitty that Sinhelese nation couldn’t get a leader who can represent the whole country.It is governed by 3 brothers (thugs) who thing if you are a Tamil they can do any thing.Srilankan government is using internationally baned wepons against Tamil civilians.
Why the ill treatement of refuges in internment camps were not reported.

Dilani Weeratunga   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

There is no any ethnic problem in Sri Lanka, It is only the problem with LTTE terrorists and the Sri lankan Government. Hence as democratic Democratic governments all of countries has to forward their suppotive hand to Sri Lankan government.

harain   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Yes,because now all the things are upnormal srilankan government is only think about singalease they feel lanka is only for singalease
its true srilanka is only for asingalease tamil eelam is the only solution for tamils
we expect the international commnity will make the arrangement for home land for tamil wWHICH IS TAMIL EELAM

Lee   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

There should absolutely be no intervention in Sri Lanka by the International Community. The LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization proscribed in many countries including the US, UK, Canada, and neighbouring India. The amount of crimes and atrocities committed by the LTTE on humanity is beyond one's imagination. The Sri Lankan Government has taken a courageous decision to defeat this terrorist organization military as they are the only stumbling block to peace in Sri Lanka. Due to this terrorist organization, Sri Lanka's progress in development has been stymied for the past 30 years. While there had been no contribution to the economy from one third of the landmass and two third of the coast, the country had to spend one fifth of its national income over the past 25 years to defend the nation from this menace.

The LTTE does not represent the Tamils. The Tamils living in Sri Lanka are a peaceful community. 55% of the Colombo population are Tamils. Hundreds of thousands Tamils live in absolute harmony with Sinhalese, Muslim and other communites in other parts of the country for generations and they never support the cause of Tamil Eelam which has no basis. The proportion of Tamils of the total population was 12% according to the last census conducted by the Government in early 80s and since then a large number of Tamils have left Sri Lanka. The LTTE's aim is to create a separate State from a sovereign country and the chunk of land on which they aspire to build their dream State amounts to one third of the total size of Sri Lanka. As the area is demarcated parallel to the coast line, the dreamland calls for two third of the coast.

The Government has come so close to wiping out the LTTE and the delay is because the LTTE is holding thousands of civilians as hostages to create a human shield against the advancing Army. Scores of innocent civilians who broke the shackles of LTTE tyranny had been shot at.

If the international community is concerned about the safety of the civilians and defeating terrorism they should join hand with the Government Sri Lanka at this decisive moment. Prevailing upon the Sri Lankan Government to stop war will only support the cause of the LTTE because this is exactly why they are holding the civilians as a human shiled subjecting them to untold hardships and horror.

International community is unanimous in its resolve to wipe out Al Qaeda and Taleban as they are a threat to peace. In the same vein, US and many other countries have rightly labelled the LTTE as a ruthless terrorist organization, in fact the strongest of its kind. In the current phase of war against Taleban in Pakistan, hundreds of innocent civilians have been subjected to death while millions have been displaced. Yet and rightly so, the US,Pakistan and Afghanistan want to see an end to this menace by completely wiping out the Taleban. If this is the position of the international community and they are firmly against any sort of negotiations with terrorists, why then they don't want the Sri Lankan Government to adopt the same policy.

Terrorism is terrorism whichever form it takes, and there is no good terrorism and bad terrorism. International community should understand this reality and help Sri Lanka in both word and deed to eradicate terrorism from our land.

Muthuccumarasamy   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Please international commiunity stop this Srilankan state Genaside.

Neo   May 12th, 2009 11:29 am ET

For all those who have vote as "YES",

I think you should mind your own business unless you're a citizen Sri Lanka. this is not the correct way of voting & as person who lives in this Island, we know what's going on. also there's no point of putting comments on a blog & if anyone really wants to do something about the people who struggle in the war zone, they should come & show us how to do it better. if not this is just another news crap.

Shakana   May 12th, 2009 11:30 am ET

Please stop the war, allow tamil people to live peacefully

Senthilkumar   May 12th, 2009 11:30 am ET

It is the responsibility of the International community to monitor the Human rights violations and make good faith for the people to leave peacefully in any part of the World. Is the International community should be silent spectator for so many killings in any part of the world. The People who says no should first think about the humanity. If the same situatuation comes to them, will they keep mum and accept the killings and say we don't want the international community intervention, At that point of time every one will cry to save their lives and shout to the international community to save them. Everything should be viewed in the form of Justice on behalf of the affected people. We Every one know that, when we are in the highest problem the last appeal we will place in front of god, if he also not able to save us, it is no other go we have to die. The same the people who are dying in the war zone is placing there last apeal to the international community to save them. If you are not taking any responsible measures you are letting them to die, So the history will never forgive you in the future, it will record you as the people made injustice to the poor people affected because of unprecedented killings.

Russell   May 12th, 2009 11:30 am ET

Sri Lanka has a legitimate Govt.
Its very capable of resolving its own problems incl. getting those tamil civilians & other SLANS liberated from the deadliest TERRAS existing on the planet of earth.

Up to now SL GOVT. has performed a superb job under very difficult circumstances.

My hats off 2 the SL president, Army Chef & to the best defence sec. SL ever produced in her recent history.

Beside who is this international community ????

These are different group of ppl & Govt´s of very different Geo political & other intrests.

In the name of humanity they are playing their games of different nature @ their will.

Look @ the mass created by US / UK in Irak, Afganistan & Pakistan.
( I am not any American hatear )!!!
But some in the US Admin have clearly behaved as an " Elephant in aPorcelan shop & useing the world as their back yeard.

UN & Ammnesty international& others they use as a whore house @ their will.

These same ppl have the arrogancy of teaching others about humanity while acting contrary to their preaching.

To start with it is high time that UK Govt.start to pay compensation for all the heinous crimes they commited in our recent history against many nations around the globe.

SO JUST MINDE YOUR OWN BUSINESS & learn something from SL.

Vijaya   May 12th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Dear all,
I'm a Tamil living in Sri lanka. Yes there was & there is discrimination of tamils . But , the LTTE is reason which increase that discrimination. I have sinhalese, Muslims friends & we live together. Also I know there are tamil people who live peacefully & happily with sinhala people. But every time when LTTE did any wrong thing it caused & effected badly to the relationship of tamils & sinhalese. Why we all nations can't live in a one country peacefully as Americans, Indians do????? LTTE are terrorists not a freedom fighter & should eradicate not only from territory of sri lanka but from whole world. My dear brothers, IF they are our sole agent why don't u force to LTTE to free our own poeple to have foods and medicine......
Lots of people who made comment here are from abroad & u didn't see how all sinhalese, Tamils, muslims, Christians got together to send foods & aids to our own poeple who escaped from so called our Tamil eelam liberation organization. Pls stop this mad propagandas & at least try to send some foods to our people..

Karen   May 12th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Twenty five years ago on the 25th of July the world watched in horror, the vicious and the violent attacks against the Tamils in Sri Lanka. While the shocking images of burning bodies, gruesome prison massacres and masses of Tamil refugees were flashed across the screen of the world television, the detailed news articles about the murders, rapes and the plight of refugees were started to emerge in the media all over the globe. An extract taken from the Guardian correspondent speaks for itself.

sanjee   May 12th, 2009 11:31 am ET

No. I don’t think international involvement is necessary. As you will see next few days all over. There are lots of Tamil people around the world try to save brutal terrorist Prabakan.

I just have one question from international Tamil community, we know you guys have send lots of money to LTTE to kill innocent people for last 30 years. But have you ever send a dollar to the innocent Tamil people escape from LTTE hostage last few weeks?

ken   May 12th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Sinhalese are supporting to the government to do the GENOCIDE.

KAjan   May 12th, 2009 11:32 am ET

Most Tamils in Sri Lanka, too, are sons and daughters of the soil, which they have tilled from ancient times. A large majority have been systematically removed from their lands, dispossessed, abducted, kidnapped, maimed, and even murdered. The atrocious treatment meted out to the helpless Tamils by the majority Sinhalese is largely unreported to the outside world, and even when information of shocking war crimes currently being committed, are smuggled out of the killing fields, little, if any, concern, appears to be shown by an indifferent world.
International Community intervene in Sri Lanka without delay

Prageeth   May 12th, 2009 11:32 am ET

I cant believe the comments given by some people. i want to ask a question don't you have eyes and ears? you foolish tamil people who live in foreign countries which is called tamil diaspora, don't you have a brain? listen to the voice of your own tamil people fleeing from LTTE. they say how LTTE kill their own tamil people and how prabakaran and other leaders live very comfortable lives when poor people die from hunger. we know the truth about tamil diaspora. you all came to foreign countries using refugee visas. when this war ends up you all have to come to our country so you are shouting as buffalos and acting as donkeys and mad dogs. go to hell you bloody fools.
this is the end of LTTE. tamil diaspora cannot do anything. Mahinda Rajapaksha is a hero to us. he will end this war and he will make our beautiful mother land a very peaceful place where all the Sinhalese, tamils and muslims can live as one family as Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka has a written history for over 2500 years. our country is a independent country. so we don't want any foreign intervene to solve our problems we can solve our problems by our selves. i have to ask a question when India and Pakistan fighting for Kashmir or when America bombing Afghanistan why any foreign country didn't want to intervene those problems. where were the foreign bodies in that time. are they slept at that time?

snjw   May 12th, 2009 11:33 am ET

What is going on in Sri Lanka is certainly tragic. But I can't help thinking some of the things reported in the western media is inflated to make things looks worse that it really is. Every other day a 'hospital is bombed' How many 'hospitals' can you actually have in a few kilometre stretch of land ?

Manemperuma   May 12th, 2009 11:33 am ET

The Sri Lankan brutal armed forces killed over 3000 innocent civilians on Saturday night and injured more than 6000 people. As Sri Lankan president's brother Gothabaya Rajapakse advised his ruthless armed forces to separate young girls and boys, who were surrendered to the army, to rape the young girls and burnt their body and killed the young boys with out trace (chan4 news). This is a genocide and international involvement is urgent otherwise not a single tamilian left their home land.

Pra   May 12th, 2009 11:33 am ET

How can say no? Someone need to go and do independently investigation what’s going on there and find out what’s wrong, then let know the world what realities are. If Government doing right thing why not allowed foreign media or aid support? This means that Government has strong support from some other countries like India, china, or someone else that sway they are ignores everyone else including UN? Same time even LTTE can make mistakes for innocent peoples? I think better someone needs to go and solve the problem and make a peaceful life rest of them.

Prasanka   May 12th, 2009 11:34 am ET

No, the international community should not interfear just like what they did to Israel, UK, USA when they fight the terrorists. Ask these coutries to go for tuition in SL to learn how to get rid of mass murderers who even take hostage and kill their own people. Don't give the LTTE another chance but we will look after the civilians like what the SL army is doing as we speak.

Where does CNN. UN, Aljazeera get their statistics? Is it from the Tamilnet?

Why doesn't the LTTE supporters (Most of them are refugees) ask the LTTE do a stright fight and have their last few bits of cyanide capsules when they cannot fight?

Poor civilians were ruled by LTTE murderers for 30 odd years but the tamil tiger supporters living abroad does not want to do anything for them. Even now they are turning a blind eye and allowing LTTE to use them as a shield.

If the tamils living abroad are so concerned of the civilians why don't they get the IC to put pressure to LTTE to release them? It show they too dont care about their own people. SL is for all (including Tamil, Sinhalese, Burgher, Maley etc) but not for LTTE and terrorists or their supporters.


Bia   May 12th, 2009 11:34 am ET

I think the International Community, should definately interve in this current conflict! Civilians are ruthlessly killed everyday, as well as Hospitals are getting blowed up! Channel 4 (UK channel), has recently illegaly documented the crimes going on inside the camps, where the Sri lankan army is raping young women, and even kids! WHY IS THE MEDIA NOT ALLOWED IN SRI LANKA? Why is it that journalists and reporters have to go to Sri lanka under-cover? Recently the US showed the SL Army attacking on the safety zone and my question is, why no has not taken the next step, by challenging the government and ask them about those satellite pictures! MY POINT IS – The truth about the current sitatuation is starting to come out, but I pray, that it will come out before all the Innocent Tamil People are KILLED!

Amiththa sanjaya   May 12th, 2009 11:35 am ET

Let the Great SL forces to finish this .,last 27 years we suffered a lot
from this LTTE its more than enough.we love tamil people but not with the terrorists..........................!

deepal kirindage   May 12th, 2009 11:35 am ET

I regret about international communities interfere in to Sri Lanka internal problem. also International community should realize that innocent Tamil people nearly 5% out of total population in Sri Lanka are in deep trouble in last 30 yeas due to LTTE and Sri Lanka Amy and all other forces ( our heroes) are trying to rescue them to our side. We love our people we can look after them very well. I am sure we have very good future for Sri Lanka after we capture world no 1 killer Prabhakaran. Also I am not sure that CNN and all other some international communities are terrorist supporters. Because we know that they are backing them very well and this is one of them.

Hence CNN and all other LTTE supporters need to continue world terrorist to sustain and survive them self and this is why they are doing this kind indirect supporting roll to world no 1 terrorist team like LTTE.

Dear CNN this very sad, you never see the American air attacks to Afgan innocent people. It is mistake for you. This is shame. Again I tel u one thing, you do your own business. If not, tell the truth to all worlds about Sri Lankan on going operation. This is rescue operation for innocent Tamil people only. Not against them and this is against world leading terrorist team LTTE only.

I am only 1 person against terrorist in the world and we need to finish this off to have very beautiful world.

KAjan   May 12th, 2009 11:36 am ET

The killings of 1200 Tamils yesterday are clear evidence that Sri Lankan government is killing its own citizens.

UN saying it is BLOODBATH, and not anything more.. cos they are scared to loose their JOBS in SL.

This will help SL GOV can GO ON and kill more Tamils…
How many more lives does the World need to see???

All the World needs to do is to CONDEMNING the SL GOV, STOP the WAR and accept the Tamils rights to self determination.

Dont blame LTTE.
They are fighting for the rights of tamils.

Nishan   May 12th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Where were the international community when bloody Prabakaran started the war against Sinhalese asking for a separte state. Is there a problem for the peace loving Tamils who lives in the otther parts of the country ? Why is this need of a separate from only the blood hungry Prabakaran & his barbaric team ? Why did the international community keep quiet when suicide killers killed so many thousands of people including prominent politicians in the country ? Why did the so called international community keep quiet when Iraq & Afganistan was bombed by US killing so many thousands of civilians ? Isn't that a crime ?
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY – Please mind your own bloody problems. We, as a country has prooved that we can sort out our own problems by eradicating Terrorism when other countries failed misserably. We shall teach the world as to how they should fight terrorism by eradicating LTTE, the utmost rutheless terrorist in the world. The international community may feed them & save the supporters in their respective countries and pay the price in time to come when those barbarians starts fighting for separate land in those countries. Then ask us, how to sort the problems out.
As a country , how ever we are small, we shall not allow any one to interfeer in our problems.

The King   May 12th, 2009 11:36 am ET

Ohh man all these stupid Tamils commenting on tht Sri Lankan government is performing genocide??? You crazy people... Cmon man you dont know shit... there are sinhaleese people everyday collecting tons and tons of food and medical supplies from Colombo and the south and carrying out huge humanitarian projects just as when the Tsunami hit and we are doing everything to help the innocent Tamil civilians.... Also the gov of SL with President Rajapakse is taking every step to give these tamil people a new world and a new life where all their lives they've only seen war because that savage Prabhakaran who is a blood sucking venomous snake exploited the poor tamils and he wanted to live like a king ( As in recent photographs captures showing him in private swimming pools and parties etc..) while asking the poor innocent to blast themselves. I have never ever seen a stupid and foolish group of people like these tamils who blab abt genocide and the media such as CNN who listen to these fools and act as if the government should do better... Cmon CNN... just imagine what i'd want to say to you... middle finger up! And also abt tht journalist of Channel 4 was here to fabricate stories.... In the UK the ITN channel is a very close channel to the high end group of the Tamil diaspora where a huge amount of sums are being paid to the network to do stories like this... The asshole tamil cleaners in the UK are afriad of them losing their citizenship statuses because they are livin good lives by cleaning the toilets all because of this war and when its over that will be the end for the Tamils to claim refugee status... They would spread any vicious lie to overcome this situation. Sri Lanka gov is the only representative of the Tamil in the North and they are been taken care of the best possible way and will be improved even more in the coming future after Prabhakaran is hung in Colombo in public.

siva   May 12th, 2009 11:36 am ET

srilanka stop killing tamil ppl....tamil tiger only can SAVE tamil ppl LIFE and lookafter tamil ppl.....TAMIL TIGER ARE FREEDOM FIGHTER........

DD   May 12th, 2009 11:37 am ET

Just one question,
Can anyone tell me what all these so called "Tamils" in Europe, Canada etc done for us in Sri Lanka. Have ever set foot in Sri Lanka let alone visit the north. Have you seen how we Tamils in Sri Lanka have suffered at the hand so of the murderous LTTE?
Yes you have been sponsoring the LTTE from your heavens in Europe or Canada so that the LTTE can continue their murderous acts and you can stay in those countries crying help help don’t send us back to Sri Lanka.
You are not helping us Tamils in Sri Lanka you are only helping the LTTE to kill us all. LTTE is not fighting for our rights but that murderous megalomaniac Prabhakaran is only interested in himself.

E.Ramesh   May 12th, 2009 11:37 am ET

Easiest thing in todays world is to brand someone as terrorist. Those who are blaming LTTE are bereft of the historicity of the ethnic struggle. LTTE has not jumped from the heaven. It is the creation of the foolish and heartless chauvinist Sihalese politicians, who have corrupted the minds of right thinking people also. Because of the selfish bootlicking Tamil Extremists and politicians the just struggle waged by the LTTE has undergone many twists and turns. All others except the LTTE are self-centred people who never prepared to sacrifice anything for the Tamils.
Srilankan govts are the culprits in the entire episode. Never in the history of eelam struggle, the sinhalese politicians tried to solve the problem amicably. Their only aim is subjugation and annihilation of the Tamils. Never they treated/thoght Tamils as equal. It is because of this mentality they are unleashing brutality on the innocent civilans and infants. What a heartless terrorist is the Srilankan government. No one has the moral authority to blame the LTTE. LTTE has hardly targeted civilians. In many of the battles the civilian casualties are minimal. A government claiming to be democratic kills its civilians in the name of combating terror. After the war whom the government want to govern?. How can they instil confidence in the people after the war is over?.
In a democracy people are paramount. If a govt kills its own people with the utter disregard to the international call, it can rightly be called as autocratic/dictatorial. For the Tamils LTTE is better than a dictatorial regime. Instead of gettting enslaved, people prefer to be with LTTE and perish.That is why they are not leaving them.

Vijay   May 12th, 2009 11:37 am ET

I am saying that 100% international community(IC) shoud intervene without any delay....BUT I am also thinking that mostof the country are behind the killing of tamils thats why they are not comming to prevent the tamils. NOW they are saying LTTE is KILLING then in 1983 who KILLED the tamils? before that who killded the tamils? I was send from colombo to TRINCOMALEE with wound in my shoulder in 1979 in my age of 7 (am I was an LTTE in the age of 7 in year 1979?) IF THE IC AND UNO WILLING TO PROTECT THE TAMILS NOW THIS MINUTE THEY HAVE TO DO....otherwise they are also behind the killing of tamil people.

ldk   May 12th, 2009 11:37 am ET

people who has email fasility will vate & give their comment through the web site, many sri Lnaka don't have that facility & don't give wrong out come to the world that this much of peoples are represent this idea like that it will it can be & reasion to distroy a country pleas CNN do yor publishing news But don't give wrong facts to world & deside the our country future, please , please don't distroy our country

Aravind   May 12th, 2009 11:38 am ET

The International Community has to intervene in Srilanka before all the civilians in the so called "No fire zone" are wiped out completely. The state of Srilanka has blocked the journalists, media personnel, Aid agencies and even Foreign delegates into the war zone, which shows its motives of genocide and cruelty towards the tamil population.

Maheshi   May 12th, 2009 11:38 am ET

The only reason the so called tamil diaspora doesnt want the LTTE destroyed is because once the peace is achieved in Sri Lanka they loose all the benefits and cannot live as free loaders anymore. They will have to earn for themselves, pay taxes and loose all the black money that they have invested for years. And the only reason the western politicians support them is because they present a very good voting block.

pol-sambola   May 12th, 2009 11:38 am ET

May 12th, 2009 1038 GMT
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
The LTTE is a deadly virus.
It will result in a state of Nazism called Eelam.

Don’t mess about with it.
don’t kindle, play, listen, accommodate, harbour or prolong it.
It knows no bounds of human emotion, value or sympathy.
It attacks the very thought process that tries to understand it.
Send in the exterminators.
Just kill it.

It is now well contained in that island called Sri-Lanka.
Let them finish it.

If the international community move in now, the international community it self is putting it self at risk of contamination.

Diyana   May 12th, 2009 11:38 am ET

The Sri Lankan Government are trying to eradicate the terrorist organisation known as the LTTE, NOT the tamil race.
Tamils all over Sri Lanka live peacefully amongst other Sri lankans, except in those areas controlled by the LTTE. To say that there is a genocide against them is a misconception in its highest form!

Malini Wickramasinghe   May 12th, 2009 11:39 am ET

It is true that 1000s of innocent Tamil people killed in Mullaithivu. I have been in telephone conversation with one of my best friend until last Saturday massacre. On that night his family completely was massacred by govt bombing! He was not able to leave the area as he had liked to serve his own people and had a higher level govt position when he died. According to him, all the bombong and shelling came from SLA/SLN side as indicated by UNSAT. map.
My argument is that on what basis the govt can deny and blame LTTE for this incidence?
Secondly, What is happening to those who moved to govt(Army) controlled camps now?
IC and the UN knew that SL govt is violating fundamental human rights, importantly towards Tamils.
Rajapakse family knows very well that one day they will be at the internation criminal court along with his military commanders so that before that they like to accumulate their wealth at the cost of Tamil death!

Rasika   May 12th, 2009 11:39 am ET

Let us mind our own problems . We need help but not any influence .

Nick   May 12th, 2009 11:39 am ET

Pushing 100000 people with 500 LTTE to narrow area is the bigest militery mistake the government forces made. It is the time to stop the war and start finding other ways to solve the root of the ethnic problem.
If govenment continues the war any more "it is purely GENOCIDE".
International countries should definitly play a very important part to end this war and find peace in Srilanka.

Ram   May 12th, 2009 11:39 am ET

The situation in SrivLanka is now or never. UN should intervene and stop this bloody bath. If not, this will be recorded in the history as the failure of humanity and civilization.

The US should play a major role in establishing the peace in Sri Lanka. It is too late for a one nation called Sri Lanka. Let the people decide if they want to separate or stay as one nation.

Jega   May 12th, 2009 11:39 am ET

Sri lankan Govt . is trying to get rid of this terror organization and after every citizen in Sri lanka can live peacefully. Instead of interfereing ,the International community must support their efforts.

Ish   May 12th, 2009 11:40 am ET

Can someone explain to me the difference between the "War on Terror" of America and the "War on Terrorism" in Sri Lanka ??

America & Isreal are free to invade and attack other nations by justififying it as "National Security". When Sri Lanka is on the verge of defeating terrorism in it own lands, the International community starts to raise their voices crying foul !! Isn't Sri Lanka's national security important ???

When Isreal besiged the Palestine; destroyiing lives, shelter, livelihoods and the basic infrastructure... where was the international pressure??

In any war zone, there will always be casualties as clearly seen in Afganistan, and yes it is sad that such situation arise but yet inevitable. If the LTTE, did really care for its people, they should have surendered when the opportunity was presented.

With the end of the LTTE and violence in our beautiful paradise shall in theory come to an end. Sri Lanka has nodoubt learnt from the past mistakes, and yes Sri Lanka is a long way from being the perfect place on the planet. Sri Lankans should learn to forgive, learn from its history, learn to move forward and to rebuild this island to the Paradise Island it once was.

International Community – No for Interference in our National Security and Yes for help in rebuilding our nation.

mudi   May 12th, 2009 11:40 am ET

Some small thoughts for the LTTE friendS and information for international community

TO international community
LTTE is the only organization to use child soldiers and use them as suiside bombers.
the real reason why the tamils in international countries shout so hard to rescue LTTE is that they are on Asylum visa and if the war ends they have to go back leaving all behind.
Funny,how they sacrifice their own peole to live in peace

LTTE friends
your own sisters,brothers,mothers fathers whom you have sacrificed to some gang of cut throats.But we think they are our people and we want to rescue them .

aran   May 12th, 2009 11:40 am ET

IC, please intervene immediately and save innocent people. You must know that many millions of Tamils all over the world are supporting Tamil Tigers due to the fact they believe that LTTE is the sole representative of Srilankan Tamils.

Ours is freedom fight and not terrorism, infact Srilankan goverment has become the worst terrorist in the recent history.

pratheepan   May 12th, 2009 11:40 am ET

International community must involve and stop the genocide of Tamils

Manu   May 12th, 2009 11:41 am ET

This problem became this complecated because International community involved in this problem from the begening of the problem.

If British didn't brought Tamils from South India to work in their tea estates in Sri Lanka as cheap labour, a century back this problem would not happen at all.

In 1984-1987 LTTE then was a small gang of terrorists who started as a sea smuggling gang in Indian ocean started assasinating one by one Tamil political leaders in Sri Lanka (their own people that they say they are the only representation in the world) was surrounded by Sri Lankan Army forces. Then Indian government intervene into the problem and crossed Sri Lankan air borders and force Sri Lanka to go for IDP and send Indian Army to Sri Lanka. They saved LTTE for next few decades and still Rajiv got assasinated from LTTE for the same cause. India has trained LTTE carders in Indian military camps during many years before 1987. That was to get the revenge from then Sri Lankan government (now opposition) which was leaning towards Western countries to enter into the region for trade and provided other facilities as well. Thought this was past, that was the biggest mistake done by India. (no one has gained by milking a snake) It was same for US as well. They too were attacked by Al-Quida.

Most recent international intervention was Norway who came as a facilitator for peace talks and their role in Sri Lanka was revealed later and by recovering the areas held by LTTE terrorists, the entire world could see how Norway has facilitated terrorists in Sri Lanka. Most of the heavy artillaries and machineries, technologies used to produce weapons in LTTE areas were obtained from Norway and Switzerland. Not sure if this was the reason they came to Sri Lanka to disturb the on-going war and tried to stop revealing their role in helping and providing weapons to terrorists in Sri Lanka.

The other major international contribution for this war was that LTTE was freely raising funds in European countries as well and Australia, Canada and US, their government could never stop that and in the even they tried to stop or question they were never succeeded. Few months back LTTE fund raisers have killed one Police cop in France by using his own gun when the cop tried to question the LTTE money collecting agents. As a poor country it was a never easy task to fight with LTTE who has got unlimited funds with the help of International.

This was how LTTE could became the most dangeropus and wealthiest terrorist out fit in the world (According to FBI – USA rankings)

LTTE terrorists still want International community to intervene into this and help LTTE terrorists to survive now. It is strange why this International community never came to help Sri Lankan Sinhalese/Tamils / Muslim civilians when they are suffering from LTTE terrorist attcks. However now most of them want to come in as sympathisers for LTTE leaders and save them. For the international LTTE has managed to create a picture that this is a fight between two different ethinicities in Sri Lanka. If any one really want to know the truth please find some reliable sources and see where Tamil civilians are living in Sri Lanka and in what percentage. Then they all should understand the truth.

mohan nathan   May 12th, 2009 11:41 am ET

Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!, Yes!!,
Enough is enough, every second with out side intervention make hunred of more innocent Tamil civilian will be killed bloodthirsty Sri Lankan armed forces.

Killing Tamils is not a new work to the Sri Lankan Government for the last 61 years.

OF COURSE THE SRI LANKANKAN GOVERNMENT HAVE THEIR OWN REASON. They think the Sri Lanka is only for the Sinhala Buddhist ONLY. This statement is been repeated several times by the President, defence minister and the armed forces chief.


If not now their wont be any chance that international community can serve SINHALEESE when they get into a situation tomorrow.


uthpala   May 12th, 2009 11:42 am ET

For everybody's records, LTTE are not rebels.. they are terrorists.. simple as that.. If you can call LTTE rebels, you may well call Thaliban who bombed twin towers in USA 'rebels' as well..

The reality is, when LTTE killed religious monks at Arantale, the international community didn't speak.. when they bombed Colombo and and other cities and killed innocent people including school children and women, nobody talked about international intervene... when they ambushed hundreds of villeges and killed thousands of people in brutal ways where were the international communities..??? The only way to stop ths LTTE cowards and bring justice to all Sri Lankans including sinhalese and tamils is by disarming LTTE first.. so let the Sri Lankan Government handle this.. in fact, many countries are supporting SL government..

and see the true picture of the LTTE terrorists..

THERE IS ONE NATION... THE SRI LANKAN... there is no space for LTTE TERRORISTS...!!!!

mahendran   May 12th, 2009 11:43 am ET

yes yes yes
the world never accept genocide no more

tamils   May 12th, 2009 11:43 am ET

we have to stop whats going on in srilankan can't people see hoe bad out people are getting hurt...

what are people doing get up and do something for our contry srilanka and save our people it important for us tamils...

plz vote YES for the tamils...


kathy   May 12th, 2009 11:43 am ET

can anyone accept your familymember's sudden death with smile?Truely i am telling you, who is accepting these murders ,they will suffer one day,SurerlyGod will judge these murderers.

GOBI   May 12th, 2009 11:43 am ET

IC should immediately intervene and STOP ethnic cleansing. It has come to light that Tamils and Singalese CAN NOT live together. In this modern world, killing 3200 people a day is possible only in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is currently ruled by democratically elected devils.

Parth   May 12th, 2009 11:43 am ET

Only reason the international community is not stepping in is because there is nothing they can gain from it.
They don’t have much to offer to the community for helping.
They don’t have uranium and they don’t have oil.

So what can Sri Lanka offer to the community other then the ones that are there for other interests then peace?

Pubudu Geekiyanage   May 12th, 2009 11:44 am ET

LTTE is a terrorist group. No doubts about it. Any unbiased mind will know it. We sinhala people send clothing + lot of food items from Colombo & all other areas for the people who were recured by SL forces. Have you ever heard of such caring community in anywhere in the world?
We challenge all the pundits who made silly comments to come see the real situation in SL. No one is waiting to cheer Tamil genocide. We all are waiting to see all our Tamil friends / relations being rescued from LTTE as they fire at these unarmed people who are trying to get away from them. What do you call that? Tamil Elam ???
I lost my good friend in 1987 during IPKF time in Nallur area for refusing to take part in the protest / hunger strike organized by LTTE led by Thilipan against IPKF. He was shot to head at his doorstep in front of his parents; you call this freedom or Elam ???
There was no minority talk earlier – this is purely a creation of foreign aliments who doesn’t want to see Sri Lanka prosper. How about LTTE is having a part of Tamilnadu in India as Elam ??? will any of you like ?
Re channel 4, they are always linked with terrorists. Hope you all remember how they covered Mumbai attack – all army/police positions live for the terrorists to watch, give alternate plans – Indian governments realized it very late.

Also many of you need to separate current situation from the incidents happened in 1987 – 1993 as Mr. Rajapakse is not responsible for any of them.
May God help you all to be with the truth, just & Peace.

Kapilan   May 12th, 2009 11:44 am ET

STOP THE GENOCIDE IN genocide in Sri Lanka!!!

Please help us!!!

Yogan   May 12th, 2009 11:45 am ET

You know all tamil proplem now. becourse i don`t explaine about that. Please help inisent tamil people. GOD IS GREAT i hope that. thank you.

LMO   May 12th, 2009 11:45 am ET

No doubt what is happening in Sri Lanka is of great concern but this does not necessarily mean that the intervention of the International Community is needed to stop the war! The war in Sri Lanka has been going on for the past 30 odd years now and I believe it is time to end this by eliminating the LTTE terrorist group once and for all! They have committed outrageous acts by recruiting under-age children as soldiers and have murdered key leaders and personnel both in Sri Lanka and India! These people are wanted in the world and therefore should be captured for the atrocities they have committed!

I do not understand how the Tamil population calls, what is happening in Sri Lanka, a ‘Genocide of Tamil people’ when clearly there are a vast number of Tamil people living across the Island. Why aren’t these Tamil people killed then if the Government are trying to eliminate the race? I do wonder………!

Besides, Sri Lanka holds a population of Sinhala, Tamil, Burgers, Muslims and Malay people whom all live in the Island – if the LTTE are claiming the north to be there’s, what should the rest of the other ethnic minority groups do? Would they then claim the rest of the country?

It is sad to see all these Tamil civilians being caught in this war but I, for one believe that terrorism should be destroyed and eliminated in order to cultivate a notion of peace and harmony within the country! Tamil and Sinhala people have lived side by side for centuries and it’s a shame, that due to these extremists’ individuals, the Island is now torn into two!

For all Tamil people who support the LTTE – remember that there are other ethnic groups living in the country and you have no right to request the country to be divided! Remember there are other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, France, UK and India who all have a high population of Tamil people living there – why can’t you then demand for a piece of land in those countries?

Think before you act!

Dick   May 12th, 2009 11:46 am ET

What is the so called "international community" trying to do? save the Tamils or the LTTE? If its the Tamils that they are concerned about why do they not condemn the LTTE for holding back innocent civilians as "human shields"? Drop this hypocrisy – get real. Weeding out terrorism should be for the benefit of all – not just for white folks.

Nimal   May 12th, 2009 11:46 am ET

Tamil Tigers have been killing innocent civilians including Rajiv Ghandi (Indian), Lakshman Kadirgamar – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Sri Lankan Tamil), and thousands of Tamils who wanted peace.

Those who Sri Lankans are not treating tamils as equals should look at Muttiah Muralitharan who is one of the most popular cricketers in Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese are a extremely patient people who were thrown into this war by the Seperatist Tamil groups with the help of the South Indian Politicians.

However, Rajiv Ghandi had to pay for the sins of the South Indian politicians with his dear life.

Nobody talks about the innocent human shield of the LTTE, They only talk about the innocent tiger terrorists

SATISH   May 12th, 2009 11:46 am ET

the killing in sri lanka must stop and the international community must interfere and stop it before the whole tamil race is erased.

the sri lankan militry is telling lies .

SL says that they are erasing LTTE BUt they are killing the innocent civilians

There fore i urge the international community to interfere and to stop this genocide.....

please>>>>>>>>>>>>>>STOP THIS ........

sunil   May 12th, 2009 11:47 am ET

hello CNN what are you doing, is it time to for voting? ...... workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. The workers fear that there may be additional bodies yet to be uncovered, and the numbers killed will likely rise. Rescue workers also said several hundreds were very seriously injured, and the critical shortage of medicine at the makeshift hospital in Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal will lead to many more deaths. Meanwhile, Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Hospital staff said, until 3:00 p.m. the number of bodies brought to the hospital was 378, injured totaled 1122. The staffers added that 106 of the dead, and 251 of the injured were children.
Stop the gnocide of tamils

kANAGAR   May 12th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Yes, It is a responsibilty of International community to prevent Genocides. ( Call an ‘i’ an i ). All the negative comments I see are racial slogan’s. The SriLankan goverment is just killing because they are tamils and name it as fight against terror. US / France or the British should immediately dispatch a military mission now to stop killings.

Ray   May 12th, 2009 11:47 am ET

I think first the UN must intervene in Afganistan, Iraq and Palastine.
The Sri Lanka Tamils are going on a Self Genocide and their
leader is hoping to be saved by any international body. Any who help him will do a disservice to the world.

Ratnasiri Kariyawasam   May 12th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Our Country Sri Lanka is conducting a War against the terrorism. We Sri Lankans are indeed peaceful nation inside the country or outside our country. This is a very hard time for both parties right now. Our government does not fight against the Tamil People, nor conducting a mass genocide. These Terrorists are taking civilians as a shield in the Warzone. The LTTE is internationally recognized as a Terrorist group.
Knowing this, most of the International Organizations support the LTTE Terrorists providing secreatly Military Hardware and financially. Sri Lankan government reveals that the most of the Weapons and equipments are provided by those Organizations pretending, they are helping and adding Refugees.
So this is not a reason to criticize this internationally by the Media. Instead support worldwide to fight against the Terrorism. We have an internal situation and the International community should not justify without knowing the real situation there. As well as most countries those have had terriable War conditions should also remember how they were feeling in a situation like this. We also want to remember the world that we are alsomst doing our best to end up the 35 years of Civil War in Sri Lanka.

wicky   May 12th, 2009 11:48 am ET


Paul   May 12th, 2009 11:48 am ET

In the name of 'war on terrorism' genocide is going on in Sri Lanka....In case the International community has conscience, it has to boldy intervene militarily, sideline the Sri Lankan Army, provide food and medicine to the starving Tamil mass and help them settle in places of their own choice in their home-land. In the process, if there is a possibility of a dialogue between LTTE and Sri Lankan official, it can be pursued.....the concept of seperate Eelam should seriously be thought of.
Let the international community save the Tamil population a) from starvation, b) from the bombs – internationally banned ones, c) from the sexual abuse of Sri Lankan Soldiers and d) from the blood-thirsty rulers of Singhala rulers and establish justice in the region.

vithiya   May 12th, 2009 11:49 am ET

To ashok hingorani: What do you know about Sri Lanka's history?
We are not fighting for the rights of tamils, who came as tea plantage workers!!!

We are here talking about the tamils who are native and living there for over hundreds of years!

International Community:

When the Sri Lankan government denied the Tamil people their civil rights in their homeland, no one paid attention to the peaceful protests.

When the Sri Lankan government haunted Tamils like animals, no one came to help.

When we finally decided to fight for our rights, you branded us terrorists.

But now you know the truth about what is happening in Sri Lanka.
You know that the Sri Lankan government is attacking civilians.
You know, what they do to helpless women, who are running for their lives.
You know about the human right abuses.

What are you waiting for? When will be the right time, if not now, to do everything you can to stop that inhuman war? How can you let humanity die with every innocent life you are sacrificing for the wrong reasons?

It says in the all constitution: Human dignity shall be inviolable.

Give the Tamil peopletheir dignity back!

Stop the Sri Lankan government from killing innocent Tamil civilians!

Vikram   May 12th, 2009 11:49 am ET

Sri Lanka government being led by sinhalese buddhist majority community, with its clearly planned strategy, establishing ETHNIC CLEANSING in the island nation to wipe out the minority Tamils, under the cover of anti-terrorist action. Therefore immediate intervention of the International Community is absolutely necessary to stop the genocide.

SP.Murugesa Pandian.Mumbai,India   May 12th, 2009 11:49 am ET

We should call this a genocidal war against SriLankan Tamils.
If SL Army determined to cleanse the LTTE,why should they bombardment in the so called safety zone ? Why its not allowing the foregin journalist to fetch the truth in war torned eastern sri lanka ?

Why it desparately accusing UK,France,Germany and Africa when they speak up for innocent civilians.

If any one or journalist support for the truth,they will be killed or asked to leave the country ? is this called democratically elected Goverment?

Why its only happening in the rogue state Sri Lanka ?
Its personal vendatta by some Indian politics leaders and officials against Tamils and LTTE.
Now they are supporting the Sri Lankan Government which totally paralysed by LTTE attackers since the vendatta started.
Thats why Sri Lankan Goverment dared to attacks the civilians ruthlessly and mercilessly.
Congress lead Indian goverment failing in all front whether it is internal securities or foreign policies.

Because its persoanal vedatta.No leaders / Officials in the congress lead Indian goverment to work for nation.
All of them working for their personal wishes.

Thats why Indian government asking the Sri Lanka to step up the attacks on LTTE and Tamil civilians.
If war crime against exposed on Sri Lankan Government,there will be bright chance some of Indian officials and leaders name will be come out.
Untill,Congress goverment counting the days to be root out in the coming election result.
Newly formed goverment will take tough decision on Sri Lanka over its civilian murder gestures.

Tom   May 12th, 2009 11:50 am ET

Will there be peace without LTTE, look back to 1956, 1978 & 1983

Samaya   May 12th, 2009 11:50 am ET

Why should anyone interfere in a sovereign country dealing with a band of terrorists who have killed many over a long time? Unfortunately, these terrorists have sympathisers who have bribed and mislead foreign governments and politicians who only care about votes. These fellows are also trying to bully Sri Lanka by instigating India who have a large tamil population. UK and France are two other bullies who are trying to lever foreign aid to to help the same terrorists. They have double standards on terrorism and that is going to bite them in the long term as terrorism in these countries will increase. Their behaviour is going to hurt them in the long term as the rest of the world can see through their duplicity and discrimination in dealing with terrorism. These colonial powers with their discriminatory behaviour will inflame terrorism not reduce it.

Shiv   May 12th, 2009 11:50 am ET

Eradicating the LTTE is just a dream. As long there is the oppression of Tamils in Sri Lanka the LTTE will survive. The Sri Lankan government knows this and instead of ending the oppression is engaging a ruthless genocidal campaign. Tell me what greater terror is there than a government that is willing to drop chemical bombs on its own civilians, shelling areas that it promised were safe and what more refusing international media into civilian detention camps. If the Sri Lankan government is on an honourable terror fighting campaign then what have they to hide. The international community has stepped in in many countries- where there have been two sides fighting- they should do the same now. If thousands of civilians dieing is not enough for the UN to take action then the UN is worthless. If the UN is not willing to intervene then why is the free media also stopped from entering. Those of you who support the government give me a reason why we can't know the truth. Why were the 4 journalists from Britains Channel 4 arrested for displaying the truth. Are they now terrorists also?

Janaka   May 12th, 2009 11:50 am ET

No need to interfere in our country problem.. who is the international community?? we dont need their help.. we can kill our citizen... that s not international community problem... that is our internal matters.. We are Buddhists... This is our Country..

Kumar   May 12th, 2009 11:51 am ET

To De Silva,
Silva came from Europe (15 th century) after Both Sinheles & Tamils. According to you, So both Sinhelese & tamils can claim homelands in India, 'cos both came from India.
But today not even a trace of Sinhelese people in India. There is no Sinhelese/Sinhala State & native Sinhelese in India.
Still there is a Tamil State inIdia with large Tamil population and having a 50215 square miles; called Tami Nadu. There are 45 Million Tamils in this State only & It is nearly 3 times bigger than whole Sri Lanka.

So I don't understand why don't they want/like Eelam in Tamil Nadu with big area like 50215 square miles and huge population. It is their real original home land and birth place. This is the 5th largest populated estste in India and having more than 45 million tamils while in Sri Lanka around 2 million Tamils.

Devadasan   May 12th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Imagine if the Tamil Diaspora invested the 10 Billion odd money that they pumped into the hands of LTTE for the war, was used to buy land in SL. The Tamil homeland is created right in Colombo, not only in Kilinochchi without shedding a single drop of blood. If it is so, today the diaspora need not beg, cry and weep on the knees asking for IC intervention. Our fools can not understand this simple truth.

Nishantha Bogahawattage   May 12th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Most of the develop country needs to feed to the terrorishm because they wish to suffer these developing countries forever since then only they can survice themselves. therfore they have selected these innocents Tameelians to achive their aims unfortunately these inncoent people has not realise that hidden reality.

Anthony Marcus   May 12th, 2009 11:51 am ET

It' s sad to see that a couple of hillbilly sinhalese have only a limited knowledge of history....well the sinhalese themselves were outcasts from bengal in india...according to their legend their forefather was a lion that copualted with a bengal women and gave birth to a lion-human to all these limited IQ sinhalese ill-educates like sajith, you guys were immigrants as doesn't need rocket science that if a race from bengal can find srilanka almost a 1000 miles from their coast, that a race from tamil nadu could have inhabit that island which was only 32km from their coast before the so-called sinhalese ancestors

Mahela Sandaruwan   May 12th, 2009 11:52 am ET

There is NO genocide in Sri Lanka. More than half of the Tamil population is living in Sri Lanka outside North-East where the have never been disturbed by Sinhala population.
LTTE detained lot of civilians as human shield and about 200,000 of them were rescued by the Sri Lankan army.
Poor Sinhala people in all over the island have missed their meals and donated lot of things to IDPs. This Tamils in other countries has not donated any thing for those rescued civilians.

Sri Lankan   May 12th, 2009 11:52 am ET

We like to see the voting on US arial bombing in afganithan civilian, why have you not arranged site for it ?

it saw!! CNN double policy on terrorist and huminity.

Punarjee G   May 12th, 2009 11:52 am ET

NO! This war is against the terrorism...International community if ever wanted, should support to eradicate terrorism from the world. If they ever interested they should have intervened when thousands of civilians were killed in cold blood by LTTE.

LTTE has used civilians as a shield that is the fact. Sri Lanka is a responsible democratic state. So far she has taken all efforts to safe guard civilians and to assure the well being of those who fled from Terrorist controlled areas to NFZ. International community should intervene to insist LTTE to surrender without shedding more blood.

19 Million civilians are waiting in Sri Lanka to see the end of LTTE terrorism. International community should intervene to prosper their HOPE!


Peter   May 12th, 2009 11:53 am ET

intervene and save the most ruthless terrorist in the world?

Why do we have to let them nlock our roads in bogus protests.

Enough with these bloody asylum seekers wasting our hard earned tax money and blocking our roads. Jobless asses...


Anu G   May 12th, 2009 11:53 am ET

The answer is NO. Sri Lankans have a right to live without fear. They have to be together as a nation. Not forced by the terror tactics of the LTTE to do or say what they are asked to.

Ask thousands of Tamils living among the sinhala community in all over srilanka. They will tell you that they dont need a seperate area away from the rest of the fellow sri lankans , under the tight grip of terror.


Let Sri Lanka be one nation again. Let the Sri Lankan government wipe off these terror group from its soil.

razor   May 12th, 2009 11:53 am ET

its obvious the UN is acting on political agenda. They didnt interfere when over 1000 people where slaughtered in gaza in less than a month, but they would poke their nose to this. The UN should start being unbiased instead of acting like US's puppet

Shan   May 12th, 2009 11:54 am ET

who are you all to them them terrorist ? then Mahinda and his brothers also doing the same thing isen't it?

shelling their own people?

which terrorist group has 90% support from their own people?

in elections LTTE Substitute a party and they won 23 out of 24 MP seats in parliment , look at the protest from the tamil people all around the world ,

they can not protest in srilanka , because if any body do a protest they will be killed on the spot , and they will be named as terrorist
that is the true

what tamils want is freedom from this genocide government

dan   May 12th, 2009 11:54 am ET

hell NO . sl gov is doing a excellent job with the IDP's. I've been there . so

i say NO .

Poorni   May 12th, 2009 11:54 am ET

LTTE and supporters are not crying for civilian’s killings but for their survival.

If LTTE survive, another 30 years will repeat the same story. It will be good for LTTE supporters, not for peace loving, civilized Tamils and those who believe in democracy.

If international community intervene (Except India), it will be difficult for them to choose which of the two MAFIA group is better for them to keep as a Puppet, whether LTTE OR 3 Brothers..

Tuyavan-K.G.F   May 12th, 2009 11:55 am ET

Dear good friends...!

It is a surprise...! it is strange...! No one as got the right kill and snatch the freedom of individuals and groups and communities.

These is the basic principal of all human being exist on this world.

If the blood thirsty Sinhaleese are trying to justify the killing of the innocent Tamilians in Sri Lanka and world community and the UN is standing and seeing this inhuman attitude of this then why the IC should have UN? The so called super power in the world are having an able body UN to protect and safegurd their personal interest and for the development of the national interest but not for the monirities and insecured people living across the globe for the right to live in their own land.

So far in the ethinic conflict of SL the SL with the help and support of so called super power like America, Russia, China and India and rest of Buddha worshipers and followers nations who support the Sinhalees have killed more then 24000 LTTE freedom fighters and more then 200000 (Two Lakhs) innocent tamils in the beautiful Island, now it has trun as a blood sucker sinhalees island.

The ruthless and brutel killing of the innocent tamils by the SL are due to the encouragement of the Sonia Ghandhi lead Indian Establishment and all the business mind setting commercial nation.

The tamils living around the globe will never forget and forgive the cheap attitude of the IC and the UN. The UN and US "green light" to the Government of Sri Lanka to destroy the LTTE no matter what the cost to innocent Tamil civilians. .

Hence forth as a human i am seeking all the Human beings and the bucher and barbarain to inspector the thousand of lives who caught in the No fire Zone and to save their life.

I belive and hope the liberation is sure for the original inhabitians of Tamis living in Tamil Eelam with savious and God Prabakaran.

Defeat is sure for the Lucifier and Arch Devil – President Rajpakeshi.

Jan   May 12th, 2009 11:55 am ET

Sri Lanka is a sovereign country. SL has the full right to solve their internal problems as any other country does.

May be billions of people around the world would vote 'yes' in this poll. But ultimately it should be the opinion of 20 million people who live in Sri Lanka.

The recently held election in April, 2009 shows how the citizens support the government. The government got almost 65% of the votes. The main loosing party UNP is also asking the government not to go for a ceasefire & continue the mission until the end. So as the 3rd biggest political party JVP. JVP support the government only on this terrorism wiping out issue.
The only political party who object on this issue is TNA (a pro LTTE party funded by LTTE). (The other tamil political parties like EPDP call TNA as "Tiger Nominated Agents".)

So, it is very clear all the Sri Lankans' ambition (except the very few pro LTTE, may be 1%) is to wipe out the terrorism in the country and make peace.

The government has successfully done that so far. Now they are in the last stage of the mission. It is a one night mission to destroy the entire remaining terrorists. But the problem is the terrorists are keeping the people as a shield.

The terrorists want to escape from this moment, the only hope they have is the help of a third party. So, if IC involve in this moment it is a great favour for terrorists.

So, there is no need of IC intervene in SL.

To the pro-LTTE guys who live Canada, England and other countries, I would like to say this, because of you tens of thousands of innocent civilians are suffering in the Northern province. LTTE bought weapons by the money you sent. The only other thing they spent the money was for the comfort of Pirapaharan the LTTE chief & his family. Plz visit and see for your self.
Now, LTTE is keeping the innocent people as a sheild by showing the weapons which they bought from the money you sent.

Sam Ratna   May 12th, 2009 11:55 am ET

International community should follow Sri Lankan example and clean their own back yards from terrorists and they sympathiers. Sri Lanka is the modern success story in counter terrorisam

Tushara   May 12th, 2009 11:55 am ET

There is only one thing that the international community can do. They can ask LTTE to allow those civilians to take a decision, whether to stay with them or to go to government controlled areas.

Anyone with a common sense will realize that the LTTE is keeping these civil ions as a human shield. I really can’t understand why these people who stage demonstrations in Canada, UK or any other country do not ask LTTE to release these civil ions.

International community should step in and ask LTTE to release those innocent people. Also why all these people who stage all those demonstrations display LTTE flags? That means that they are LTTErs and they don’t have any other motive other than protecting Prabakaran.

The LTTE has killed more Tamil people than Sinhalease. Why are you still protecting them?

For the CNN, Can you take some images of ruthless killings of LTTE and show those to the rest of the world? They have killed innocent kids, mothers, Buddhist monks, Muslims (they once massacred civilians in a Muslim Village, actually not only once)

People who read this, please have some common sense.

jegan   May 12th, 2009 11:55 am ET

LTTE is a terrorist group. So only language they know is war. So we have to answer in their own language. Even among, so called this internation community if the same kind of terrorist occurs do you think they will sit and talk about peace? why do we need to talk peace with terrorists?. there must not be any negosiation with bloody rebels. and one other thing is that " these are not official group we should call them terrorist as you westerners call for islamic extremists in afganistan.
As a country it should have degnity and there must not be any interveience to internal affairs of any country. Do you like any other country intervience to your country? So, think twise same as us.

Tony   May 12th, 2009 11:56 am ET

International community, free media ... does not exists to solve problems. They have their own agendas. Well paid for their work. Sri Lanka can solve its terrorist problem in north as it managed to solve problem in east.
100 killed in air strike in Afgan... is a place to visit to IC and free meadi

Karen   May 12th, 2009 11:56 am ET

All other polls are still open apart from Sri lankan issue. Why is that????

gowthamy   May 12th, 2009 11:57 am ET

LTTE are not terrorist . the terrorist is the singalis .we want intervenu the International comunity.

Andy   May 12th, 2009 11:57 am ET

The international community has to intervene in Sri Lanka. Rajapakse treats tamils in such an inhumane way. He bombs safe zones, hospitals, does abductions, rapings, and murders tamils in thousands. Without the International Community the tamils will be dooomed. Rajapakse is the Hitler of Asia, and he should be killed. India also plays a part in this war by sending troops, guns, ammunition to the terrorist government; Sri Lankan Government. The tamils have no food, shelter and have none of the necessity of life. 3 days ago 3000 tamils were killed, only 5 square kilometres of the safety zone. This problem is going to increase very soon, and the International Community has to act NOW before it is too late.

Sofi   May 12th, 2009 11:57 am ET

If its innocent tamils you are concerned about, what about the times they killed several civilians in all those explosion done by the LTTE.
We all have lost at least one person due to the war whether they fight for our country or they were one of the victims the LTTE thought of banishing from this world. we still mourn on those tragical deaths.
This is not about those innocent tamil people. we will share shelter, food with the innocent. But not the blood handed. We will consider the tamils to be our brothers and sister but not murderers.
I personally am concerned about the innocent tamils and will do as much as i could to help. But this is the truth and i stand and fight for what is right.

kannan   May 12th, 2009 11:57 am ET
some evidence,, just visit this side

Kannnthy   May 12th, 2009 11:57 am ET

Hi all,

First of all we need to stop the war and have to restart the pease talk from the same point.

Yogarajah.Sriskantharajah   May 12th, 2009 11:58 am ET

because Srilankan Government allways tell the lie

Wiraj   May 12th, 2009 11:58 am ET

Who the hell is CNN to carryout survey for that. We are a soveregn country.

Keerthi   May 12th, 2009 11:58 am ET

Please save tamil people!!!!!!!!!! We only want a permanent solution and permanent peace. We need your help immediately! Rajapaksha is killing the whole tamil generation!!!!!!!!!! HELP US

sujan   May 12th, 2009 11:58 am ET

there is genocide going on in sri lanka. sri lanka is not singalese country . singalese came from ORRISA which is part of INDIA goindia back to india singaleseeeee. leave the tamil land.

harshi   May 12th, 2009 11:58 am ET

no need of any international persons to peep in to our sri lankans matters..its our country and we can stop the one helped for the war during past years ...but when its going for an end y fucking international community wants to peep their heads?????
we know that you people need to help ltte ,wants to help prabaharakan to escape.
we will never ever give a chance
we need to finish this
we dont kill tamil people but so called god of them is killing them

sivanesan meena   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

please save tamils from srilankangovernment


Sinnadurai Satgunanathan   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

Yes, international community should intervene in Sri Lanka. Bring the people who are responsible for killing more than 10,000 innocent Tamils since January 2009 to the world court for war crimes.
So far Sri Lankan Government did not listen international community or UN, How far is going to help to solve the current issue in Sri Lanka by intervene international community. What I am trying to say is warning the Sri Lankan Government does not help the Tamils. Nobody can help as long as Russia, China, Pakistan, India and Iran help Sri Lankan Government with chemical weapons.

kumar   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

Most of the International community’s working on their own benefits not for the human rights. Even UN does not working independently. Especially China, India, Japan and Pakistan are trying to support to Sri Lankan government in order to get some place in Sri Lanka for their own needs. The beigest unacceptable thing is that USA also being as blind. There are the most bowlful people in the world, they can questioning wherever human rights violation takes place. I request the International communities have to work independently than listen the government. Before ask the LTTE to release the people, the international community’s make sure the free access to journalist and UN to all the IDP camps. Once they have done that then you have rights to forced LTTE, The actual truth is the people do not ready to believe Sri Lankan government because they are trying to wide off the Tamil community in all possible ways. So, International community should act on human rights than listening the Sri Lankan government's propaganda.

EELAM   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

I find it hilarious how some of the same people who claim the LTTE to be terrorists are glorifying the SL army as soldiers who deserve to win this war...It is clear that they are the murderers of the more than 8000 killings of innocent people since just January this year. Tamil media has shown us clear videos of mothers trying to resucitate their babies dying of starvation and wives trying to stop the bleeding of hanging limbs of husbands from bomb blasts. The SL gov have admitted they are responsible for the attacks themselves, and yet the Int community has still turned a blind eye. Even if they won't stop bombing us, they could supply food and medical aid, but that is not happening either...It's clear from this that they do not have intentions to save us, and that's why there is a media blackout...some people have outwardly comented implying that in their opinion the Tamils aren't rightful people to the land in Srilanka, doesn't that itself show discrimination against the Tamils?
Another thing, the SL gov will never be able to oppress the Tamils...we will keep reigning and fighting for our rights...if they believe they have or will wipe out the LTTE or our leader, another group of Tigers will form, and we are FREEDOM FIGHTERS!!! read the history of discrimination against Tamils since 1940s to see how the LTTE were born after 30years of PEACEFUL UNARMED STRUGGLES...They are not Terrorists, because out of many things let me to tell you one...even NELSON MANDELA was only taken off the proscribed Terrorists list just a months ago...and in the same way... people will realise, without someone to fight equally for us against the SLs brutal attacks, we would have been silently wiped out decades ago...but it's happening now...slowly SO PLEASE LET'S PUT AN END TO IT NOW without more fighting and loss!!!

Manemperuma   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

The Sri Lankan must stop killing innocent tamils immediatley. The sri Lankan brutual armed forces continue to tageting hospitals and safe zoon. The Un must send its representative immediatley to the war zone area and help the people and report to the world of the ground situation in the war zone.

Human   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

It is disheartening to see such a grave human disaster / genecide goes unnoticed by the media. Do not really understand what is happening inpeople around in this information age. 3000+ bodies have been counted after phosperous,cluster and chemical bombs during the weekend. Shamelessly some media reports it is 400 only. Whom are they helping with? Such genocides will increase in the years to come from various reasons – sudan, sri lanka, pakistan, tibet... will come to affect everyone's life.

What for the International court of justice is there, UN's various arms are there? They should intervene in this situations immediately and this is already too late.

Alex   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

Humans are Human for all of us – its not a matter of Colour ?? – ethinic nation – or what ever might be!!! – do you love your brother sister if then – we have to help this people – thousands died – who care?? 9/11 3000 died we went for War – but, now even we not care who died anywahere in the world??? – I hope Obama – could stick with Human Rights – it could be anywhere in the World – not only in America or Americans – if you dont intervention now – it could caurse bigger than what we now expect – IC is common for all of us –

If LTTE or Tigers are not threatining us then WHY we Banned them in Our Country – are they really causing bad to us not really !!

I trust they fought for 35 years – its their rights an Tamils to live in peace – they need self determination and respect – they are part of this Earth – they have a History of 2000 year – Unique Ethinic Group in the World –

Please help them now – hundereds of Children Dies every day are'nt you worry – ???

Its Time to act !!!!

May God Bless Tamils!!!

ranjani   May 12th, 2009 11:59 am ET

tell the fkng international community (US & European, bloody Norway and Sweden countries) to back off. This is OUR PROBLEM. Our president can solve this problem. you guys mind your own f business.
Why not you tell barbaric fucking Prabakaran to release innocent civilians.
SRI LANKA IS A United Country. Keep in mind.

nadduppatralar thamil eelam   May 12th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Sri lankan government is a terorist who use illegal weapons against their owen citizens. as the british foreign secratary said sla killing civilians without witness. people who compare ltte for other terorist may be dont understand the meaning of it. we fighting for our freedom which we will get in near future. killing inocent civilions is not very difficult specialy with with band chemical weapons and cluster bombs
tamils fighting for their rights .rajapaksas family business will come to an end very soon the world is watching

she   May 12th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

LTTE is a Terrorist group. No Doubt abut it.

coimbatore   May 12th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

YES. Intervention of International community is required.



Raj   May 12th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Tamil people are less population in srilanka thats y srilankan Goverment gets everythings(president,,most MPs) no body hear my voice Tamil people voice less thats y easy too killing Rajapaksha
This polling also less ethnic(tamils)they vote also less vote

if u tell truth try the way kill jurnalist( more than 100 jur,,,)anybody
Ex Chanal 4 reporar sent it out because don't tell truth
and not body go in site even srilanka
because Rajapaksha govermet killing and rapeing insie in notherne region srilanka

Niranjan   May 12th, 2009 12:01 pm ET

International community has nothing to with an independence state. Sri Lanka has power to solve their own problems. Other countries should solve their own problems, not the Sri Lankan problems. Other thing is there is no anyone called "international community". This consist of just few countries like UK, Norway, Switzerland etc. They want to break this country into pieces and make this thier colony.

Bitter Truth   May 12th, 2009 12:01 pm ET

LTTE first killed the then Jaffna Mayor Doreappa in 1975. Their own people. Thereafter they killed other tamils like Kadiragamer whoever opposed to them. They killed innocent sinhalese and muslim civilians since then. If we count from 1975 to upto now, LTTE commited genocide by killing more people than recent days.. LTTE is a banned terrorist organisation. People who listen and support LTTE indirectly support ALQUIDA and TALIBAN

LTTE does not have etical right to hide behind human in NFZ. Sri Lankan Govt declared NFZ for the safe of innocent tamil civilian. Why so called freedom fighters hiding behind civilian.

I beleive Tamils live in colombo does not want seperate ELLAM.

Lakshan Kostha   May 12th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Prabakaran genocide Tamil and Sinhalese people. Plz kill that terrorist.

Ray   May 12th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Yes, International community should intervene in this matter, because Srilankan government is killing the tamils without wittness.

andre   May 12th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

sinhalese were came as illegal immigrants to that country 1000 years ago now they try to wipe out the natives of that country. international community must act now quickly or tamils will be another native indians or aborigins of australia
if international community think internal matter of srilanka why can't lift the ban on LTTE as terrorist organisation & stop all military aides to SL. LTTE can fight to get their land for their people

Saku   May 12th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

IC should intervene immediately to prevent another big blunder of abetting human disaster, which no civilized person can tolerate. Please talk politics later.

Kasthuri   May 12th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Sri Lanka is an independent country and its people suffered due to LTTE menace for the last two and half decades. Lankan people are capable and will have rights to decide the countries future than any one else in the world including diaspora Tamils. Its just a matter of time to crush this terror group from the island and to stop killing and terrorizing its people any further.

Suganya   May 12th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Just because the people who do this killing and mass massacre in Srilanka rules the country does NOT mean they are doing it for a reason. the people talk about the tamils being brought to pluck tea leaves in the country are ignorant fools of the history of the sri lanka.

Singalese people came from India from the Budhist follower Ashoka
Sakravarthi. Tamil people in Srilanka are real ethinic who lived in the north easter Srilanka for so many years.

you people who talk about rightness of srilankan government killing all these innocent children does not have a one drop of humanity in your little heart. you dont have the right to say we cant ask the western countries just because we immigrated here.

in the first place we moved here because of the same thing happened before and before and even before. you dont know the fear of living under death, looking at the loved ones torned apart by limbs and left to feed the animal.

dont sit in fornt of a computer and look into the websites and make judge of all the people who fight for a cause. go and enjoy and spend your life doing nothing.

let the internaltional community help the innocent children die there.
DONT try to understand the hundreds years of injustice by listening the unbelievable story of the srilankan governement and looking at few reports, videos done by the government.

Muhammad   May 12th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

While the tamils talk about the atrocities the sinhalese have committed. I must mention that I, a member of the forgotten muslim minority in Sri Lanka whose brethren are languishing in refugee camps in Sri Lanka due to the ethnic cleansing of the muslims from the north. they killed 700 of my brethren in a mosque in the north while they were praying. and they "systematically" (using eelam jargon) chased off all the men women and children out of their homes and allowing them only to take 10 dollars with them within 2 hours!!! where was the so called international community when the LTTE were committing their heinous crimes against the innocent muslims? my brethren are still languishing in refugee camps for almost two decades now. no one is talking about them? us muslims have become a nonentity in the world. it is as if muslims are meant to be treated this way the world over. we the muslims who have been living peacefully with all communities including the majority sinhalese and minority tamils for close to a millennia, are the worst affected by Prabakaran. Us muslims who have suffered silently can only be happy the day Prabakaran is killed and the LTTE is cushed. if the world do not support the government now, terrorists who they are crusading to save will come home to roost.. Please Ms. Gorani.. I plead from you and CNN to shed light to the plight of the muslims in Sri Lanka caused by the LTTE..

Sunil Dayaratne   May 12th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Palestinian Govt today, said very loudly that ' Hand off Sri Lanka"
To CNN " hand off " Sri Lanka. Mind your own business........ look after your own problems.
CNN & BBC has been promoting hatred among Tamils, towards us..... Sinhalese.

Shiya   May 12th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Why need to take a POLL? don't you all have a heart in the right place.Shame on you doing a poll to STO killing civillians!!!!

Stop the WAR in Sri Lanka!!!!
STOP THE WAR!!! Some one.
Killing the innocent People and children not the fighters!Own government lieing to the world and killing their own civilains.


Need a Poll for this?????!! Common open your eyes and stop this at once!!!
Why can't you be another human should act to stop the murders in Sri Lanka!Baberic Sri lankan government

sri   May 12th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Yes. They should do.
Why did they goto Iraq? why did they goto Afkan?why did they goto Vietnam?
If ther answer is NO REASON then they can go to srilanka for no reason.

How many of us lived in north -east part of srilanka?
how many of us know the history of this ethnic problem?
Most of us must have left the country a decade ago. And we have no right to judge the others.

If there is nothing "in the closet" why don't they let us to see the closet?

perera   May 12th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

Mr. De Silva. I know really that u r a Tamil guy who r using a Sinhalese name to prove that Sinhalese also with LTTE. Please dont try to change the SL history. Tamils origin is tamilnadu its true. but there r no any evidence that Sinhalese are came from any of other country.

but i dont think that there must be only Sinhalese in SL like u r thinking the other way of it. we all sri lankens. and our country have freedom to live any person who have PR and how bow to the SL roule. not the LTTE terror rool.

Ariharan.s   May 12th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

Some of the Sinhales They want to KILL all Tamils from sri Lanka I think the Most Terror Organization in the world Is DEFINITELY the Only one SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT. The LTTE THEY ARE THE FREEDOM BOYS THEY ARE PEOPLE. LTTE= FOR THE PEOPLE

ranjani   May 12th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

Hello people who praise bloody LTTE,
mind your own business. tell bloody prabakaran to stop killing innocent civilians. We trust our Security Forces. Some people do not respect our Country. that is why they are helping tigers. This is not Tamil Problem. This is only barbaric blood thirst Prabakaran killing innocent civilians. If you help LTTE, one day your children will curse you and spit to your face.

Selva   May 12th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

There is no time to vote. Just get to the point and make them stop killing the tamil civilians and children who don't deserve this.

sri lankan   May 12th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

It is ridiculous to note that most of the international community including UN based facts from a terrorist run web sites and LTTE Diaspora members. The answer is BIG NO. Where was the international community when LTTLE was blowup using suicide bombers in public place killing large amount of innocent civilians? Have you forgotten 9/11 and terror attacks ???? LTTE is the first terrorist group to start suicide bombers, have there own air force, submarines, child recruits as young as 13. Not even Al-Qaeda got these capabilities is it only when US or big nations get attack by terrorist there is existence of terrorist? I think most of them need to google if they have forgotten what atrocities LTTE has done at least !!!! ( )

jeeva   May 12th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

srilanka army kill tamil people from feb 04 1948 now they kill more more tamil people please go to war area and find out

motherlanka   May 12th, 2009 12:06 pm ET

Oh dear dear!
what is this nonsense?
Sri Lanka the only country in the World such bad things happen.
Israel, afganistan, Iraq, Sudan, Rwanda, list never ends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mehan   May 12th, 2009 12:07 pm ET

Rescue workers within the Mullaiththeevu Safety Zone have counted more than 1200 bodies after the large scale slaughter Saturday night and Sunday morning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the use of cluster ammunition, multi-barrel rocket launchers and cannons, sources from Vanni said. .
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells killing at least 47 civilians, patients and the Administrative Officer K. Tharmakulasingam Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m.

Please help the people if you are Human?

Sisitha   May 12th, 2009 12:07 pm ET

Dear All,

In sri lanka they doing resque mission while US Killing Civilience. So this topic should change as to "Should The International Community Intervene In Afghanistan?"


namal   May 12th, 2009 12:07 pm ET

There is no genaside in sirlanka.if any one wants to know about it come and see.MAJORITY of tamils are with sinhala people in capital in COLOMBO.This is totally a terrisam. only thing ,that the every one in the world must know" threre will not be a ELLAM in srilanka.but near feture threr will be a ELLAM in canada or england.

minority   May 12th, 2009 12:07 pm ET

when you do the poll, the minority's voice wont be heard. That is why democracy failed in Srilanka. In Srilanka, Tamils are only 20% of the population and 80% of the population(majority Sinhalese) decide what they want and implement what is favor to them.
UN, USA, NATO and EU should act immediately to STOP the GENOCIDE of Tamils in Srilanka.
The Srilankan Government never let the Tamils to live on their dreams. This poll should take place in North and East of Srilanka and let the Tamils civilians to decide what they want.

GUNA   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

je pense que l'internationale doit prendre une décision immédiate et je pense que meme temps cesse le feu dans la zone sûre immediate

Van Calhoun   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

The time to use the smoke screen of Soverientty as an excuse not to come to the rescue of peoples from their government which is persecuting them, passively or aggressively ,has passed with the advent Globality. Tyranny and Dictatorship are not Government, they are tyraby and dictatorship. The international community must pull together and intervene far sooner than it has in the recent past. Prevention is smarter and cheaper than remediation in any aspect of life.

Thayaparan   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

only international community can stop this brutal war against tamils in srilanka.alreadylate, plesse act immediately and save the tamils

Hafiz Sheriff   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

All these reports about civilian deaths is a bag full of rubbish.If the world allows the LTTE leadership to escape this time we are opening ousselves to more terror groups to get what they want by having innocent civilians as human shields.As civilised people how can we allow a terror group to exist after they shot and killed hundreds of people they were supposed to fight for.

Noel   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

International community should force LTTE to release the human shield and stop the suffering of these innocent civilians.
LTTE has its own agenda and peace has never been part of it. International community should help the government forces to rescue the civilians.
LTTE should be held accountable for genocide of tamil community. Almost all the intellectuals of tamil origin has been killed by LTTE leaving only uneducated youth who are only good at carrying posters and being a public nuisance.

anand   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells killing at least 47 civilians, patients and the Administrative Officer K. Tharmakulasingam Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m. At least 55 patients sustained serious injuries in the attack on the makeshift hospital which was functioning at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal junior school. The attack came while around 2,000 wounded patients within the last 3 days were waiting for the ICRC to be transported in the ship. More than 2,600 civilians were killed within the past 3 days in Sri Lankan attacks in Vanni.

yes from

samindra   May 12th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

LTTE is a terrorist group in the world. LTTE are not rebels.there for NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo need The International Community Intervene In Sri Lanka

Raj   May 12th, 2009 12:09 pm ET

Srilankan Gov is State terror. If you think they are not harming the people then why aren't they allowing the foreign media??? Are you all fools to believe the gov statements? Why the world didn't believe the Israel? Why are we ignoring Tamils? SO far LTTE is not a terrorist BUT the fooled countries listed them as terrorist because they don’t find the fact. I don't think LTTE can wait any longer, they need to terrorize the Srilanka and the world then the world will realize their mistake !!!!!! LTTE will be recognized one day and the world will behind them, GOD BLESS TAMIL EELAM!

TAMIL NESY   May 12th, 2009 12:11 pm ET

YES, International community has to take a severe action against the GENOCIDE by Srilankan Government. Please anybody say or write about LTTE is a terrorist organization please have A look at the past history of TAMILS WOUNDED LIFE. We are not asking anything, we are asking our rights and peaceful life for our next generation. We already gave lot enough lives for our freedom no more please. Let me clear the International community if you say LTTE is a terrorist all the TAMILS in around the world are terrorist too, because Tamil Tigers are OUR SONS, DAUGHTERS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS .

Justice is always win...............Keep it in your mind

Bryan Ranasinghe   May 12th, 2009 12:11 pm ET





Dela   May 12th, 2009 12:12 pm ET

NO way. Tamil Tiger Terrorists have terrorised Sri Lanka for 30 years. They kill anyway who is in their way. No one spared. Sinhala Tamil and muslims all live in other parts of Sri Lanka and tamils in parliment, private and Govt jigh ranking jobs and are in every university in the country. Sinhala and Muslim ppl are not allowed to live, work or study in the LTTE (Tiger) controlled areas. They dont just shoot ppl they slaughter in the most inhumanly way.

WHen the LTTE bombed busses, Trains 2, 3 every week. Bombed buildings, killed villages full of kids and women, where were all these international community. Where were the polls on CNN? Is it because terrorism in SRi Lanka is ok? The international community were ASLEEP for 30 years and now when the Tigers are being defeated they are suddenly interested in teh situation in Sri Lanka.

My Advise to the International community. Stay away. Let the Sri Lankan Forces finish the LTTE for good. Saving the Tamil Tigers will be the biggest mistake you do for the whole world because as it seems these Terrorists are not only in Sri Lanka anymore. They are infested in England, Canada and other western countries and they will "by hook or by crook" get what they want. Dont give in to the Tamil Propaganda. They are the best at it and they decieved the world for so long. and still trying.

Suthan   May 12th, 2009 12:12 pm ET

Save Tamils from Sinhalese terrorist Government, they killed 2000 innocent last mother's day, please help Tamils in sri lanka, Free Tamil Eelam, LTTE is fighting for freedom.

Please Help Tamils and Save them

Arul   May 12th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

Ofcourse, International community should interfere in srilankan issue.
Please stop the Bloodbath in srilanka and save human lives.

Michael   May 12th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

Yes, the international Community intervene in Sri Lanka, because the LTTE isn't a terrorist. They are fighting for Tamil people.

prabath   May 12th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

if the international community is so much concerned about plight of civilians as they should be then why not step in gaza, sudan, afghanistan, pakistan. Is taliban the only terrorist organisation where fighting against it by international forces and civilan casualties are part of collateral damage.

if thats the case ltte is far worse in its terrorism and a legitimate government is fighting that, so why cry fowl only in sri lanka when such activities are openly taking place in other places.

IC should practise what it preaches and not play politics depending upon who is fighting and based upon that its better IC mind their own business as they are not practising what they are preaching

shanmugam sivnesan   May 12th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

STOP the war

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