I STAND STRONG AGAINST THE DEROGATORY ARTICLE titled WAR ACCUSED UN role
Posted on November 24th, 2010

Malin Abeyatunge

I STAND STRONG AGAINST THE DEROGATORY ARTICLE titled WAR ACCUSED UN role in line of ire on our Deputy Permanent UN Representative Major General Shavendra  Silva which appeared in mXNEWS OF 22 Nov 2010. I challenge every word of Acott’s accusations which are unsubstantiated and utterly false. Acott as a journalist knows nothing about the Tamil Terrorist conflict, what happened then and what’s happening now and should get his facts correct. A journalist should be a well read person and should be impartial in reporting. But in this article, he has completely breached every norm of journalistic ethics. Instead of hearsay or parroting of the Tamil Diaspora who is still dreaming of a separatist Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, he should have verified the facts before reporting. May I ask from where he got this figure of 40000 civilians  killed and that Shavendra Silva had a key role? During the last two weeks of the final assault, it was zero killings of civilians by the forces but of course several civilians were killed by LTTE who were fleeing from the LTTE areas to the No-Fire Zone area.

Do you mean to say that if Shavendra Silva is a suspected war criminal as you have falsely alleged that UN will accept his appointment? Your report carries only third rate sensationalism with absolutely false accusations. Please read the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) proceedings from day one and also the most recent submission by Dr. V Shanmugarajah, Medical Superintendent of the District General Hospital of Kilinochchi  if you want a clear and true picture of the conflict. I also hope that Lt. Col. Shavendra Silva will file a case of defamation against your tabloid.

3 Responses to “I STAND STRONG AGAINST THE DEROGATORY ARTICLE titled WAR ACCUSED UN role”

  1. TERRENCE DE SILVA Says:

    MALIN ABEYATUNGE – ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT READ ACOTT’S DEROGATORY ARTICLE titled WAR ACCUSED UN role in line of ire on our Deputy Permanent UN Representative Major General Shavendra Silva which appeared in mXNEWS OF 22 Nov 2010. All I say say is that every Mother & her illegitimate sons want to take advantage of SRI LANKA’S VICTORIOUS WAR AGAINST TERRORISM to get their 2 cents worth of into Limelight.
    This derogatory artilce against an Honourable Deputy Permanent UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE Major General Shavendra Silva should be internationally and publicly refuted by the General Secretary of the UN

  2. S de Silva Says:

    Instead of moaning on these matters, when will the SL Government’s paid representatives and other legally competent Sri Lankans in the US stand up against this sort of libel by initiating legal action against the media responsible and seek compensation? – Only that will teach these guys and their Tamil sponsors a badly needed lesson. I am tired of this kind of typical spineless response from Sri Lanka’s paid representatives abroad !! – S de Silva -London

  3. samaraweera Says:

    Sri Lanka’s paid Representatives are too busy attending social functions, doing private business, attending to their children’s education , too lazy to write and so on to get involved with those who are attacking Sri Lanka. They are paid so think that they need not be patriotic . They did the same during the war . It was either individuals or Sri Lankan Associations overseas who fought against the International Media.

    P.A.Samaraweera,
    Australia.

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