LankaWeb Weekly Editorial,
March 21st.Â 2014
Despite theÂ harsh accusations against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC Summit there remains a very salient reality that the accusers seem to have it all wrong.Â They appear to beÂ playing to the sensitivities of a world that knowsÂ little or nothing about the realities of what transpired in Sri Lanka beyond what has been cleverly cooked upÂ and distorted beyond acceptanceÂ by those who know first hand about the troubles during the nearly three decade long internal armed insurrection of the Tamil Tigers which was legitimately put down by the Government’s Armed Forces.
It is almost astoundingly boldÂ on the part of these accusers none of whom seem to know their rears from their snoutsÂ towards all the issues related although they dare to take upÂ the chorus of theÂ Tamil Tiger sympathetic Diaspora and the rest of their associates including the TNA as well as certainÂ Tamil Nadu sycophantsÂ who stop at nothing to bring the Government of Sri Lanka to disrepute in the eyes of the world.
While there areÂ Â multi facetedÂ observations by many credible sourcesÂ about the reason for all the hooing and haaing of the USA and the bandwagon it has created to fingerpoint at Sri Lanka sans the factual, verifiable and tangible proof of the accusations neededÂ which are hence interpreted (Â purportedly by someÂ ) asÂ conspiratorial towards their own ends as believed whereÂ some of the observations point predominantly to the USA seeking to partition Sri Lanka to be of military advantage to them apart from taking up the entreaties of Tamil Tiger sympathetic sources which compelled by the Tamil Diaspora appear to have aÂ strong albeit baseless hold on USA reckoning about what they believe as wrongdoings on the part of Sri Lanka.
Then there are also the speculationsÂ about other anomalies such as heavy finances and block votes as a backfrop towards theÂ coercing which has set off all the consternation experienced by Sri LankaÂ also continuing to maintain justification of her actions asÂ necessary and not evil if viewed thus by the blinkered lot calling for censure!!
Yet another categoryÂ emerges asÂ those who pay blindÂ homage contrary to related realities based upon Â obligations to the USAÂ which couldÂ jeapordizeÂ their best interestsÂ if they voted against Sri Lanka regardles of how they feel about it within their consciencesÂ which is apathy althoughÂ all of which in the overallÂ scheme of things shouldÂ have no real bearing on the outcome beyond paranoia on the part of a few in doubt as veritably there is nothing anyone could hold against Sri Lanka to proveÂ beyond reasonable doubt that theirs was not a war against terrorism and insurgency fought on legitimate grounds to protect SovereignityÂ , Territorial Integrity and the safety of her citizens from dangerous terrorists. The headcount of the so called mass killings of civillians are something the Tamil Tigers must surely be better equipped to answer to as the Armed Forces could never be held accountable for terrorist attrocities which the UNHRC is attempting to distort towards its own advantage.The Armed Forces as the world should be made aware of conducted its campaigns within the Geneva Convention although it was not a conventional war and did much more to ensure the safety of innocent civilians contrary to what is being portrayed through inuendo and at times blatant falsehoods.
Any international TribunalÂ overviewing calls to take punitive action against Sri Lanka which the USA / Navi Pillai/ Channel 4 Bandwagon and the rest of Sri Lanka’s adversariesÂ appear hell bent about,Â is expected within reason, toÂ identify Sri Lanka’s position and stance being legitimate and justified relative to the realÂ crimes against humanity that history as well as current global occurences attest to.
Furthermore there are so many loopholes in the accusations relative to numbers, dates,Â locations and other vitallyÂ important statistics which have been blatantly distorted that it would seem highly inlikely that any authority in a capacity to mete out justice if called upon to do so based on what is being presented as testimony would give it a second glance as the bias and conflicts of interest appear to be as clear as crystal where no laments have been made or presentedÂ on behalf of the real injured parties who truly suffered at the hands of theÂ Â Tamil Tiger terrorists which is a grim irony.Â These include not only the Sinhalese and other ethnicities but also the Tamils many of whom wereÂ also subjugated by the terroristsÂ some of who have already come forward with their own first hand evidence and areÂ continuing to do so albeit sporadically for fear of reprisals.
TheyÂ would be doing themselves as well as Sri Lanka a good turn if they came forward in one voiceÂ without fear of reprisalsÂ to testify in favour of Sri Lanka and confounded what seems tantamount to a wasted effort on the part of the Nation’sÂ critics who need to be stifled permanently on the basis that it is Sri Lanka’s bounden right to deal with matters which pose security threats with clear cut evidence to justify what Sri Lanka did to overcome the Tamil TigerÂ terrorists!
Therefore, when relative to all these ~ as quoted from a media report
“Sri LankaÂ Â has claimed that most of the 47 member countries of the UN Human Rights Council are under pressure to back a tough US-sponsored resolution that has called for an international probe into alleged rights abuses during the country’s war with Tamil Tiger rebels” Â there is cause enough to conclude that there is much bias and coercion by all the wrong sources towards the actions and recommendations where Sri Lanka needs to stand her ground towards the justification of actionsÂ taken thus farÂ towardsÂ restoring the nation to what it is today, one of tranquility and progress where all citizens feel comfortable and are accommodated within their inherant and constitutional right.
Â Perhaps the USA, NaviÂ Pillai, Channel 4 and the rest of what now seems to be quite a motley crewÂ laced in bias,Â should attempt to draw analogies to Sri Lanka with Hitler’s Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Pinnochet’s Chile,Â AlÂ Quaeda,Â Rwanda, Syria and many other villainous sources that suppressed and destroyed Nations and their peoples, inflicting horrendous sufferings on themÂ whereÂ the motley crewÂ would fail miserably, as in the case of Sri Lanka it has been to the contrary where in a precedent setting manner theÂ Sri Lankan Administration under its present President hasÂ restored the Nation and delivered it towards the well being and best interests of all her citizens and continues to do do!Â