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Gentleman gives me the details of that case, I will make sure that, along with other cases and along with other arguments, those points are properly made’’ – Prime Minister, Parliament, 9 October 2013 The Sri Lankan President has been lying to the international community from the time he came to power in 2005. He has been lying at the UN General Assembly and his ambassadors are expected to do the same. He has many who are excellent in that job. The moment they stop lying they are taken out of service. Under international pressure he has been appointing more than 15 Commissions of Inquiry on murders, disappearance and corruption, but he has been refusing to release their reports, eg: http://www.scribd.com/doc/85007346/A-List-of-Commissions-ofInquiry-and-Committees-Appointed-by-the-Government-of-Sri-Lanka-2006%E2%80%93-2012 After surprising the Sri Lankans by releasing the LLRC report, he is trying to wriggle out of implementing its recommendations. In an interview with an Al Jazeera journalist on 27 September 2013 he lied flagrantly and blatantly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKPXiaoubj0&noredirect=1 Comments on some of the replies to questions: i. attacks against religious minorities - he defended them as just-retribution without condemning them from the point of view of rule-of-law. So he has endorsed the mob violence and vigilante-retribution of extreme Sinhala Buddhists. He even emulated them in fictitiously citing a case of rape as the background to the violence ii. report by election monitors - he unashamedly said that the EU monitors were satisfied with the way the elections were held whereas there were actually no EU monitors because the government didn’t want ‘’Western monitors’’. The SAARC and the Commonwealth monitors who were allowed to monitor the elections reported many violations, including those by the army of occupation. iii. army engaged in education - he denied it and said that they must be mistakenly referring to school cadets! Military teaching in North schools defies LLRC, 7 February 2013, http://vimarsanam-vimansa.org/report/military-teaching-in-north-schools-defiesllrc/ iv. ‘’white van’’ disappearances – though it is well-documented by the media and human rights organisations he obfuscated it by referring to an elopement case and by askng why people are not talking about blue or green vans. v.number of murders of journalists – While Sri Lanka is regarded as one of the worst places for journalists in the world and journalists have been murdered in daytime in busy roads, he denied it and said: ‘’it’s all false……. they are not murders; they are incidents. Not killed… just incidents’’ vi. militarisation of the North – he dismissed it by saying that all the provinces have military presence. He did not mention that in the North (and the East)only the army controls administration, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and all matters economic, social, cultural and environmental. vii. allegations of crimes - he said: ’’If someone has done something wrong, I’ll take action’’ – after UNHRC passed resolutions on Sri Lanka in March 2013 the parliament was told that Sri Lanka did not concur with it, having appointed two PR companies to work in the West (previous governments also appointed PR companies) viii.his vision – he spoke only about economic prosperity and not anything about peace or reconciliation. That clearly shows his heart inside out. Conscientious people must be finding it difficult to continue their conversation with him for more than a few minutes.