Swamy cautions Blake: US Resolution could revive LTTE-Wants Obama to have bilateral consultations with Colombo :
Posted on March 10th, 2013

Courtesy: Asian Tribune

[Resolution unenforceable within UN framework]

India’s Janatha Party leader Subramanian Swamy warned the United States that its resolution against Sri Lanka in Geneva could be seen as a victory of the divisive forces close to the Tigers that could revive the separatist agenda of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Swamy, who met Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake, conveyed his point of view on the American move to introduce a resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session. Noting that this was his personal initiative, Swamy, during his nearly hour long meeting with the State Department officials in Washington, cautioned the US that the resolution should not be seen as a victory of the divisive forces close to the LTTE as that could result in a revival of the LTTE which is not in the interests of anyone.

He asked the Obama administration to undertake bilateral consultations with Colombo to work out a consensus on the draft of the alleged Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka proposed to be tabled in UNHRC in Geneva. India’s Janatha Party leader was apprising the media of his talks with Washington officials. “Under no circumstances has the resolution any indication that President Rajapaksa and others are guilty of war crimes. Whatever has to be done has to be done by the government of Sri Lanka and not by international agencies. The demand for international agencies essentially comes from supporters of LTTE,” he said.

Swamy told US officials that there is no probability of setting up an internationally-appointed intrusive probe which Sri Lanka will be compelled to comply because Russia and China will veto such a move. “Thus, no resolution not acceptable to Sri Lanka can be ever enforced in the UN framework,” he said. Swamy said the US resolution, according to information he was given by State Department officials, will not urge for an international mechanism to scrutinise Sri Lanka. He said it is a big setback for pro-LTTE forces.

Expressing satisfaction over his meeting with the US officials, Swamy argued that any investigation into the alleged Human Rights violations should be taken by the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka and not by any internationally appointed bodies.

“Because Sri Lanka, being a democratic country, stands on a totally different footing from Bosnia and Zaire,” he said.

 

5 Responses to “Swamy cautions Blake: US Resolution could revive LTTE-Wants Obama to have bilateral consultations with Colombo :”

  1. thirdeye Says:

    you are up to the point Mr.Swamy. its a democratic country and it has all the rites to defend the nation. after all its a tiny island that cannot be divided under any circumstances.

    hope our leaders will establish the democracy withing the country rather than leading towards the Libyan style.

  2. cw Says:

    Thanks Mr Swamy for being a long time supporter of SL. Don’t you know this Blake guy has very selective hearing and bad eye sight?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    I wish Malcolm Ranjith from SL will NOT become the Pope.

    He is a STRONG contender. He is better than MOST other bishops in SL, he is no pedo, but.

    If he becomes pope, he will put pressure on GOSL to devolution, war crimes, etc. Kasippu Joseph will have a close friend in Vatican and that means hell.

    We tried to send this Jayantha Dhanapala traitor to the UN!! If he became UN SG, we are finished. Monkey Boon is STILL BETTER than him.

    Sometimes some of our OWN people are BIGGER traitors than our enemies!!

  4. Senevirath Says:

    subramaniam samy goes all the way to u n o to defend sri lanka
    ranil wickramasinghe goes all over the world to betray the country

    swamy a long time friend of sinhalese
    ranil a long time enemy of sinhalese

    swamy says””HELP SRI LANKA

    Ranil says” DO NOT GIVE LOANS TO SRI LANKA
    SWAMY AN INDIAN POLITICIAN WAS AGAINST PRABHA KARAN AND TIGERS BUT RANIL OUR OPPOSITION LEADER
    MADE THEM MORE STRONGER BY HELPING THEM

    LONG LIVE MY DEAR FRIEND SWAMY AND BE THE PRIMINISTER OF INDIA

    RANIL JUST r u n _ n i l

  5. Vis8 Says:

    Finally, someone who really cares for the future of India, has spoken…..

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