India to vote against Sri Lanka on war crimes in UNHRC-Russia assures support for Lanka
Posted on February 25th, 2013

India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, Union minister in the Prime Minister’s Office ( PMO) V Narayansamy said on Sunday.

Talking to reporters, he said that PM Manmohan Singh has promised to support the resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes and human rights violations at the UNHRC meeting. Narayanasamy said he along with MPs from Tamil Nadu recently called on the Prime Minister and asked him to extend support to the US-sponsored resolution for holding Sri Lanka responsible for war crimes and to vote against the island nation.

The ambassador said Russia will assist Sri Lanka to become the Miracle of Asia in its journey towards economic development.Prime Minister D M Jayaratne requested Russian ambassador Alexander A Karchava to grant opportunities to export more tea to Russia.

Karchava who met Prime Minister Jayaratne at Visumpaya said Sri Lanka and Russia ties are very strong and both countries have benefitted from these ties.

The ambassador also praised Sri Lanka’s demining programme.

He said due to the success of Sri Lanka’s demining programme, development in the North has been expedited.

The Prime Minister said Sri Lanka worked closely with Russia during the regimes of S W R D Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

“Sri Lanka received assistance from Russia in the 1970s to enhance the country’s industrial sector. Russia supported to develop leather products, steel and agriculture sectors. Sri Lanka saw rapid economic development with this assistance,” he said.

The Prime Minister said Sri Lanka has become a paradise among tourists.

He requested the ambassador to draw the attention of Russian tourists to Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Jayaratne said President Mahinda Rajapaksa was able to end the 30 – year – conflict and was now going ahead with developing the entire country including the North and East.

“The President has taken measures to uplift infrastructure facilities. The people have been provided housing, water, food and other facilities. All are treated equally under the Mahinda Chinthana,” he said.

The Russian ambassador said a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two countries to boost tourism.

“Nine hotels will be constructed in several cities. Sri Lanka has developed infrastructure facilities required for tourism. Sri Lanka has become a tourist destination due to its airports, ports, beaches and hospitality,” the ambassador said.

Prime Minister Jayaratne said he went to Russia in 1957 to study Political Science and traveled in Russia with Dr S A Wickramasinghe who was the Communist Party leader.

Russia worked with dedication to develop Third World countries during that period, he said.

The Prime Minister requested the ambassador to grant opportunities to export more tea to Russia.

He thanked Russia for its cooperation at the last Human Rights Council.

5 Responses to “India to vote against Sri Lanka on war crimes in UNHRC-Russia assures support for Lanka”

  1. S de Silva Says:

    Time SL thinks in terms of retaliation and restrictions. Travel to be confined to religious matters. No new contracts with India. India’s exports to Sri Lanka are reported to be over $ 1300 million while Sri Lanka share is mentioned as only $ 194 million. India’s High Commissioner himself has stated in 2012 that Indian companies have invested over $ 100 million in Sri Lanka (lankaweb 22/02/2013) – S de Silva – London

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    DEPORT ALL Indian Tamils in SL and convert THEIR tea plantations (not others) into paddy, fruit, veggie plantations. Hand these land BACK to landless Sinhalese.

    SETTLE ALL army families in Jaffna. Give them houses, GOOD SCHOOLS (better than in their villages), generous blocks of land, etc.

    DISRUPT ALL Indian investments as we did to the Sampur Indian dirt.

    We can bust up the Indians (including Tamils) destroying SL.

    Otherwise India will do it again and again and we will be like SHI*TING DUCKS!

  3. Ben Silva Says:

    well said Lorwenzo. You have shown the correct mindset and the competitive spirit. We should be prepared to defend ourselves from Indian aggression. We cannot defend Lanka if we are passive and lethargic. If India is not anti Sri Lanka, then we will not be anti Indian.

  4. mjaya Says:

    WE NEED TO ACT ON THIS NOW!!!!

    From Adaderana
    “Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena told Express on Sunday that he was discussing with the Ministries of Agriculture and Defence and also the Department of Immigration and Emigration the prospect of getting down Indian farm workers on three or six-month work visas.”

    Looks like this minister needs a good enema to clear his head.

    Monkeys stay out! Indian farmhands (illegal immigrants) ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!

  5. mjaya Says:

    Indian tourists = illegal Indian junk sellers
    Indian vehicles = junk
    Indian aid = Trojan horse (should be used to build toilets for Indians instead)
    Indian medicine = death guaranteed!
    Indian farmhands = illegal immigrants

    India we don’t want you in Sri Lanka.

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