Louise Fre’chette a symbol of abuse of authority, of intolerance , and of denial of right of speech which UNO champions.
Posted on February 26th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera

 We now know what UNO is made of “”…” it is made of falsehood, arrogance, abusers of authority, intolerance, money grabbers ,  withholders of  free speech and egocentrics. Its Administrators like Louise Fre’chette  besides  lacking social nicety and moral uprightness of a  Senior UN executive,  also lacks diplomatic integrity.  

 This is what had taken place on the 21 February, 2012 in a room at the panel of the Senior  Advisory Group ( the Peace Keeping Panel) of the UNO, where rates of reimbursement to troop contributing countries and related issues were to be considered.

 The meeting was Chaired by Louise Fre’chette from Canada.   Different countries of  the five regional groups of the UNO had appointed their  representative that make up the Senior Advisory Group.  The Asia group had elected the Deputy Ambassador and  Permanent Representative  for Sri Lanka  Major General Shavendra Silva as its member.

 Louise Fre’chette the Chair person,  apparently receiving instructions from some source  outside UNO had called the Deputy Ambassador General Shavendra Silva.

 This is what transpired:

” On Tuesday (21st February 2012) evening, Madame Louise Fre’chette, Chair of the Senior Advisory Group to consider rates of reimbursement to troop-contributing countries and related issues (SAG) asked Ambassador Maj. General Shavendra Silva, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, who is the representative of the Asia Pacific Group in the SAG to meet her.

She had brusquely informed him that she will not let him participate in the discussions of the SAG and will have him removed from the room should he insist on coming into the room.”

She had actually said, “”¦. You may have been nominated by the Asia Pacific Group, but I will decide whether you participate or not. “

We can use so many abusive words to show our disapproval of this Fre’chette’s high handedness, intolerance and arrogance.  But this however is the malaise from which the whole of the UN System is suffering.  Being not unknown to the working of the UNSystem  this UN Official’s  undemocratic attitude is not unusual amoung some of the high ranking officials of the UN System.

UN  is an august  institution with a very  noble intentions  in which the highest of  human relationship and attitudes are woven into its Charter in words and phrases well selected not to give dubious meaning to highest principles on which the  Organization  should function. 

But  unfortunately the  staff selected and appointed to  high positions, with  salaries in keeping with the dignity of the positions are furthest from the noble principles written down  in the UNCharter .  The UNO is one ,  and its Staff another. 

The Senior grade Staff is for the most part not an example of  what the Organisation represents.  Most of them  are racists, proud, inhuman, pompous, oppressive and pretentious. They think of themselves as  a new creed- International Civil Servants above the ordinary human beings.  They are masked men and women. They are masked with the aura of being members of UNO a noble institution, but with personal prejudices, hatred and intolerance.

Fre’chette had been a Minister  of her Government and an Ambassador before being named as the Deputy Secretary General of the UNO by Kofi Annan. Fre’chette may not  have even read the UN Charter or the Declaration of Human Rights, despite having been the Deputy Secretary General of the UNO for eight years. If she had she would have been a different person.

Qualifications , professional distinctions and social status do nothing to make a person fit to work  in an organization like the UNO  unless there is an attitudinal change to become humane, simple, to be in the service for  human beings.  At least that is what the founding fathers of UNO wanted its administrators to be.

At 66 years  Fre’chette’s  position had gone into her head,  unless there is some thing else more ” remunerating ”  to breakaway from the very principles of UNO to turn against a representative of a Member State Major  General Shavendra Silva to  obviously help ” the pro terrorist Canadian Tamils” to take revenge against a Sovereign State of  Sri Lanka attacking one of its  loyal distinguished representatives.

To  Fre’chette giving a piece of her mind to a Major General and asking him to “keep off” the meeting place may have been a glorious  instance of self elation, allowing her  a  moment of sadist pleasure at her age.  

What ever Fre’chette’s  seniority in the UNO what ever her  high qualifications she may have, what ever distinctions she had received from her own country, as a human being  she has lost  her human touch, and above all  her “stricture” to General Shavendra Silva has made her lose her right to be a member of that Noble Orgnaisation the UNO. 

UNO is a place of dialogue, where every one is expected to be treated equally where  every one has the right  to speak and participate in deliberations. A person of authority may take a strong decisions against some one, yet in communicating that decision  he or she should be able to maintain the dignity of the position he or she  holds. Fre’chette has failed to maintain that dignity of the position she holds and therefore has forfeited the right to that position of being the Chairman of the SAG.

Even the Secretary General of the UNO has not the right to deprive a representative of a member state  elected by a Regional Group to represent that group in any  Panel Meeting, attending such Meetings and participate in them.

We remember very  well the Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Stephan Harper, hollering against Sri Lanka  calling for an international investigation and  demanding not to hold the next Commonwealth  Head of State Meeting in Sri Lanka.  We also remember  another Canadian Louise Arbour  pointing her finger of accusation against Sri Lanka. 

These Canadians are ironically defending the interests of the expatriate Tamil immigrants while they have completely neglected the indigenous Canadian Indians  not to have any problem from them, as they have  been completely weakened and neglected to the extent they the native Canadians would not even make a whimper in protest of ethnic discrimination.

But the expatriate pro terrorist Tamils in Canada could make not only Louise Fre’chette, and Louise Arbour dance to their tune , but also Stephen Harper  the Prime Minister himself.

These incidents have  some thing common, including  Navi Pillai’s  Statement against the appointment of the Deputy Ambassador and Permanent Representative Major General Shavendra Silva  to the SAG.

This also seems to have some relation  to the expatriate  Pro terrorists Tamils  of Canada making a hue and cry about  General Shavendra Silva being appointed to the SAG in the UNO, preceded by two Tamils filing legal action in America demanding the arrest of General Shavendra Silva and take him to a tribunal accused  for war crimes.

Hence Louise Fre’chette    has not acted in the interest of the UNO in speaking to General Shavendra Silva and saying, “”¦. You may have been nominated by the Asia Pacific Group, but I will decide whether you participate or not. “,  but in the interest of these expatriate Tamils in Canada who are also supported by her Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Reviewing this in the light of the above it is evident that Louise Fre’chette is another  UN High official  that has been “commandeered”  by the Pro Terrorist Tamil expatriates  in Canada in their  campaign to discredit and destabilise Sri Lanka as an extension of their “terrorist manoeuvres”  from outside Sri Lanka.

It has nevertheless to be pointed out to Louise Fre’chette, that her reprehensible  method of using authority as the President of the SAG, affects herself and not the Major General Shavendra Silva.  

Even though, Fre’chette in her mean  way took it on herself to insult the  General Shavendra Silva, he cannot be insulted, because he stands higher than her in Status, achievements, and the esteem of a Nation.  It is a priviledge Fre’chette does not seem to appreciate to be able to sit in the same room with a man of the caliber of General Shavendra Silva, a hero, a great soldier, highly esteemed representative of Sri Lanka.

While Louise Fre’chette was seated in a comfortable cushioned chair before a  clean table in a air conditioned room, the Major General Shavendra Silva was in a battlefield  dodging the terrorist bullets,  avoiding serpents  in drenching rain or under sweltering sun

He was a man who was fighting a ruthless group of terrorist armed to their “teeth” risking his life 24 hours of the day.  We have seen him in live television shot from the battlefields how efficiently he commanded his detachment of soldiers under him with firmness and with a fatherly  concern and always telling them not to take unnecessary risks and wishing them well before they were dispersed.

He was a soldier of high principles, well disciplined and kind.  Though as a military man he was fighting the terrorists he was extremely kind  to the civilians without distinction of  what community they belonged. He had helped  wounded  or captured terrorists with kindness, and not with hatred.

The  expatriate Tamils in Canada cannot appreciate that man as they were and are completely out of touch with Sri Lanka which they only know by name and from what they have read.

Louise Fre’chette what ever experience she has , and the length of service in  UNO, and whatever her  other professional distinctions, cannot hold a candle to General Shavendra Silva who is a being far above her pretentious  official egocentric self.

10 Responses to “Louise Fre’chette a symbol of abuse of authority, of intolerance , and of denial of right of speech which UNO champions.”

  1. LankaLover Says:

    Well said Charles.. Sri Lanka affair is exposing us how corrupt the UN Organisation has become..!

  2. R.M.W Says:

    If UN’s human rights body has not allowed Lanka to voice its meaning and debarred from participating in this form which is within its right, I say this organization should be denid a right to hold an office and represent itself in Colombo.

    Ask the UN to close shop and depart within 24 hours from the Sri Lankan Capital.

    Mahinda Weerasinghe

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:


  4. Kit Athul Says:

    With reference to the sentance “Some source out side the UNO called Louise Frechette” This some one is Hillary Clinton and it was leaked from a confidential e-mail by inter City press that was to go to a Tamil Snagham member, but it got leaked out by a member of his staff. Apprently it had details of the instructions that Hillary Clinton gave to Louise.

  5. Sirih Says:

    She was kicked out of UN when she handled corrupt ridden, Iraq food program… Wonder how she came back, it also indicate that powered to be hiring complient tainted staffers to do their bidding or dirty work.


  6. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    65 years old Montreal born Louise Frechette is a former UN deputy under secretary general who had to leave in disgrace for her scandalous role in the food-for-oil program in Iraq, after being criticized by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
    4 years into the 7 year Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, with graft and mismanagement by then rampant, Louise Frechette intervened directly by telephone to stop UN auditors from forwarding their investigations to the UN Security Council. This detail was buried on page 186 of the 219-page interim report Paul Volcker’s Independent Inquiry Committee. This decision from within UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s office left only the Secretariat privy to the specifics of the waste, bungling and contractual breaches detailed by UN internal auditors in dozens of damning reports. The extent of what UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s office knew was not available either to the Security Council or the public until Congress finally forced the issue and the UN produced the reports in conjunction with a Paul Volcker “briefing paper”.
    Louise Frechette’s appointment was the result of the influence of Canadian businessman and Trilateral Commissioner Maurice Strong. Maurice Strong had been acting as “executive co-ordinator of UN reform” to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
    Louise Frechette stepped into a post that was created especially for her. The position of Deputy Secretary-General was created as part of the reform of the UN to help manage Secretariat operations and to ensure the coherence of its activities and programmes. The purpose was also to elevate the UN’s profile and leadership in the economic and social spheres. In addition to assisting the Secretary-General in the full range of his responsibilities therefore, Louise Frechette also frequently represented the UN at conferences and official functions all over the world.
    For more informmation please visit the following link

  7. jayt Says:

    UN is a western spy agency
    red cross AI and many thousands of NGOs are spies. News papers magazines, radios, TV stations are spies and there many individuals in the western countries are spies. I believe SL is the starting point which brings an end to this fake organizations whose hands sustained with blood of Innocent ,children,women and men around the globe.

  8. stanley perera Says:

    Why can;t spineless GoSL bring in a no confidence motion against this corrupt woman together with Pillai woman. GoSL must stop acting nice man role.

  9. Naram Says:

    By her name I can assume that Louis Fre’chette is of French origins. From reading and cinema, one can develop some understanding of how those of similar ilk are treeated in the lower swamps of Mississipi along side escaping slaves and other ethic minority folks who make their lives farming rice fishing. For their good luck good number escaped to Canada and lead lives as equal citizensand may be Louis and her forbearsare from that stock. These folks left behind form the Cajuns, a specialist group famous for Music and but outside of mainstream education and health services of the country till a ’50s.

    Yet the few who come out are the strongest defenders of Great Western dream, American values withits insatiable thirst for petroleum. I bet Louis had not spent one hundredthth of her time to investigate the most pressing crime of our generation – illegal occupation of Palesine and the nulear arsenal in the hands of Israel.

    THese Neanderthals have a tendency to see the world from those greedyeyes and see Sri Lanka as another of same type. Vibbrancy of cosmopolitan Sri Lanka may have inequalities of opportunity, social care but not the sort you see in USA. Jim Crow laws of US, proxy state of Israel and the ejected diaspora in Sierra Leone and Liberia form an incredibly worse cesspit.

  10. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    Mr.Charles Perera ,
    Your opinion is valuable and quite accurate.
    Sadly the UN today seems to be made up of opportunists, crooks, panhandlers, liars and speculative spooks who throw the world into greater turmoil than preserve the unity which it is supposed to signify.
    When remembering the likes of great leaders like Dag Hammerschoeld, U Thant etc. some who followed and their subordinates have lefrt shocking transparencies which appear to have transformed the United Nation into a circus with the clowns of today who are entrusted with administrative duties. Sadly Mme. Frechette appears to be one such.She is not an escapee to Canada from the US segregations but a Canadian born from Montreal and a high academic who was awarded the Order of Canada. She seems however to have been transformed from an elevated status in the UN into an unreliable mismanager of funds in a programme called Iraq Oil For Food where she has been criticised by high ranking US officials and forced to resign sunsequently.She has neither Carte Blanche nor the credentials to get involved in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka by way of sheer obnoxity, lack of knowledge and related wherewithal and portrays an ineptitude to relate to humanitarian matters

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