Monday, October 05, 2009
Congratulations Pixel: 1,000,000 page views and counting

 

Pixel has been a member of the iReport.com community since the beginning, so we were really excited to see over the weekend that her work has gotten more than a million page views on the site.

 

Pixel's first iReport was a photo of the Malibu wildfires in February, 2008. Since then she's covered a a tattoo expo, yoga competitions and dragon boat races, as well as Iranian election protests in Los Angeles, a fire truck caught in a sinkhole and the release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. She's also interviewed firefighters battling to save Southern California homes, a veteran coping with life at home and a worried mother searching for her missing daughter.

 

One of the reasons Pixel has been so successful is that she finds interesting angles in the stories she covers – she asks questions that prompt compelling answers; gets a variety of footage; and covers stories that are interesting on both a local and international level.

 

Thanks again for all the great work Pixel. We can't wait to celebrate milestones with other iReporters, so please be sure to share your accomplishments with us.

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October 5, 2009
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Nice one Pixel!

October 5, 2009
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YAY Pixel!

October 5, 2009
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Bravo!  Way to go Pixel!

October 5, 2009
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Thank you so much and thank you Marie for telling me about this! I am fortunate to be part of this iReport community that is filled with such talented, gifted people!

October 5, 2009
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Congratulations Pixel you are a great ireporter and glad to be your friend too thanks for making this World a better place........

October 6, 2009

You R a favored darling of the community, great work and congrates!

October 6, 2009
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Very cool !!!!  Congrats !!!!

October 6, 2009
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Congrats Julie!

October 6, 2009

Congratulations, Pixel...you are the best! And have become a great friend. :)

October 6, 2009
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Way to go Pixel.  Great job.  All  your pictures are wonderful.

October 7, 2009
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Great job, Pixel!

October 8, 2009
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Ryn

Fantastic!

Congratulations Pixel!

October 8, 2009
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WOW

October 23, 2009
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Mr Rajaratnam should be stripped of his US citizenry and deported to Sri Lanka to stand trial for insider trading at the CSE, and aiding and abetting a banned terrorist organization by the US state department.

The government of Sri Lanka should send the SIS to the US to work with the FBI to root out all Tamil expatriates who support and continue to support the LTTE, they should be deported to Sri Lanka to face charges of aiding and abetting a well known terrorist organization the so called LTTE of Sri Lanka..

More than 30 Sri Lankan victims or survivors sue Raj Rajaratnam for acts of terrorism by the Tamil tigers

 

(By: Walter Jayawardhana)

 

The Billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was sued by Sri Lankan victims of Tamil Tiger terrorism for unspecified amounts of damage for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)caused violence and havoc for their families in a law suit filed in Newark, New Jersey.

 

Raj Rajaratnam (52) with about US 3.7 billion assets was sued on Thursday in the United States by a number of LTTE terrorist act victims on the allegation he and his father knowingly helped the terrorist group which was notorious for suicide bombs.

 

Raj Rajaratnam who is on a US$ 100 million bail stopped at Newark New Jersey on Thursday to sign his bail papers but agency reports said he refused to comment on the law suite filed by the Sri Lankan terrorism victims.

 

But Jim Walden, his lawyer described the charges by the Sri Lankan victims of LTTE violence as baseless.

 

In a case in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, Rajaratnam has been described as working closely with a phony charity that channeled funds to the Tamil Tiger organization.

 

A Sri Lankan politician of the opposition UNP Ravi Karunanayaka is accused in a Sri Lankan court of having received one million Rupees from Raj Rajaratnam.

 

The New Jersey case by the Sri Lankan victims is known as Krishanthi et al Vs Rajaratnam et al and has been filed by a law firm called Rice Motley.

 

It is alleged in the suit by the victims that the donations of Raj Rajaratnam were funneled to another front organization, the World Tamil Coordinating Committee, which covertly funded the terrorist group behind a wave of separatist violence, including suicide bombings and political assassinations.

 

According to the Federal Election Commission, Rajaratnam made more than $87,000 in contributions to Democratic causes, including President Barack Obama's campaign, the

 

Democratic National Committee and various campaigns on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

 

More than 30 victims and survivors of terrorism Indicted Wall Street hedge fund manager Rajakumara Rajaratnam and his father, J. M. Rajaratnam, knowingly provided financial and other support to the Tamil Tigers.

 

In a complaint filed today (Oct22) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, family members of those killed and survivors of bombings committed by the group formally known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE), alleged that Rajaratnam and the family foundation headed by his father provided millions of dollars in funds used for terrorist attacks.

 

The seven-count complaint, the result of a year-long investigation, was filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 which grants non U.S. citizens access to the U.S. Courts to seek justice for violations of "the law of nations," such as crimes against humanity and terrorism, no matter where they occur.

 

"I will do anything to stop the LTTE menace and its suicide bombings," said Diyawadanage Subashini Sagarika Priyadarshani, widow of Kuruppu Appuhamylage Karunaratna, an Olympic athlete and champion marathon runner who was killed when an LTTE suicide bomber attacked the marathon in which he was running on April 6, 2008 in Weliweriya, Sri Lanka.

 

"We are seeking justice for the victims of LTTE terrorism, accountability for those whose money paid for the injuries and murder of our clients and their loved ones, and a strong deterrent against anyone who seeks to support terrorists of any stripe," said counsel for the plaintiffs, Michael Elsner of Motley Rice LLC.

 

"The defendants, we allege, have the plaintiffs' blood on their hands because those who paid for murder are just as culpable as those who committed the acts," Elsner said. "We have what we believe is incontrovertible evidence that the money of Mr. Rajaratnam and his father made its way to the LTTE as intended, that they knew the LTTE was engaged in a massive campaign of terrorism, and that they supported the LTTE's goals and tactics."

 

"Everything is lost now," said Hathwellge Dona Siryani. Her daughter, Shanika Oshadi Peillassage, was killed along with her boyfriend, Anjana Thanuska Habaraduwa Hewage, in the November 28, 2007 bombing of a crowded "No Limit" clothing store at Nugegoda junction in a suburb of Colombo. The victims were months away from their planned wedding.

 

"Our loss cannot be replaced," said Karunamunige Krishanthi. Her husband,Hettige Priyantha Perera Jayatunga, was killed, and she and her daughter were injured in the "No Limit" bombing. She was hospitalized for nearly two months and did not learn about her husband's death until her release. Her daughter, now age six, was in the hospital for three weeks. Both continue to suffer pain from their injuries and the family was forced to move when they were unable to pay the rent following Jayatunga's death.

 

"Today when we get up in the morning, we feel that it would be better to have died than to live," said Wijayan Rajaratnam, father of Rajaratnum Radeeswaran,who was killed February 3, 2008 when an LTTE suicide bomber attacked the Fort Railway train station in Colombo. His son was captain of his baseball team and a Tamil, the same ethnic group as the LTTE, whose terrorist acts did not discriminate between the targeted Sinhalese and the Tamils.

 

From 2004 through 2009, LTTE conducted hundreds of attacks, including several suicide bombings and political assassination attempts. According to the FBI,LTTE is responsible for the murders of over 4,000 people since 2006. The terrorist organization was the first to use suicide attacks on a widespread basis, a tactic subsequently adopted by al Qaeda and Hamas, among others. Most of LTTE's funding and weapons procurement came from a network of international front charities and non-governmental organizations controlled by LTTE.

 

The complaint documents the transfer of millions of dollars from Rajaratnam and his family's foundation to the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO),which was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2007 as a "charitable organization that acts as a front to facilitate fundraising and procurement for the LTTE." The TRO's assets were immediately frozen.

 

According to the complaint, Rajaratnam gave $1 million to the TRO's U.S.branch in 2004 in response to LTTE's calls for renewed funding in anticipation of the "final war." This money was funneled from TRO-US accounts to TRO headquarters in Sri Lanka. Rajaratnam had previously made a USD One million contribution to TRO following the LTTE's successful "Elephant Pass" guerrilla campaign. These donations "demonstrate Rajaratnam's contributions were given with the intent of supporting specific LTTE attacks and operations," the complaint charges.

 

The complaint also documents donations from the Rajaratnam Family Foundation to the TRO totaling well over USD Five million from 2001 to 2007.

 

As further evidence that, Rajaratnam clearly supported LTTE's campaign of terrorism, the complaint cites allegations that letters introducing Rajaratnam were provided to LTTE founder and leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran between December 2002 and June 2003.

 

The letters of introduction to Prabhakaran, who was killed in 2009, were arranged by Karunakaran Kandasamy (Karuna), a TRO fundraiser and an LTTE operative who pled guilty in U.S. courts to criminal charges of materially supporting LTTE in June 2009. In letters to senior LTTE leaders in Sri Lanka, Karuna described Rajaratnam as a wealthy Tamil supporter in the United States who was "among the people who provide financial support for our struggle for freedom" and as someone who "has been working actively on the forefront."

 

In November 2002, Rajaratnam, speaking at a fundraiser for the Association of Tamils of Sri Lankan USA (ITSA), called those supporting the Tamils' struggle in Sri Lanka "terrorists," later adding that they were not just terrorists but also "freedom fighters."

 

In addition, Rajaratnam's father wrote on ITSA's website that "Historically, freedom movements have been labeled as terrorist organizations by the oppressors . . . 'Terrorists' have in their lifetime become 'His excellencies.'" He added, "LTTE has not engaged in any killing that is not justifiable in the context of war."

 

The counts brought by the lawsuit are: aiding and abetting terrorist acts universally condemned as violations of the law of nations; aiding and abetting, intentionally facilitating, and/or recklessly disregarding crimes against humanity in violation of international law; reckless disregard; wrongful death; survival; negligence; and negligent and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress.

 

 

 

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