The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias
Posted on September 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial

September 29th. 2014
 
It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges.
This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President’s visit to the UN where he has addressed the General Assembly and communicated with the Secretary General on related issues and augurs very well for the Island Nation.
Sri Lanka successfully fought off a internal armed terrorist insurrection supported by adversaries like Tamil Nadu of India as well as a faction of the local  and diasporaTamil population that aided and abetted the terrorists apart from those who did not ~ the latter paying a severe price at the hands of the terrorists until redeemed by the Armed Forces and justifiably rewarded by the Government.
 
Nonetheless the accusations of human rights violation directed at  the Armed Forces by some nations with their own agendas, vested interests and huge biases related to the instigation by sources sympathetic with the terrorists who carried out the attrocities that devastaed Sri Lanka for nearly three decades have been a recent issue of the United Nations Human Rights Section championed by a pro Tamil Tiger sympathiser at its helm ( now departed from office) which has eventually proved to be of no avail to Sri Lanka’s adversaries as conflicts of interests, double standards and duplicities were exposed to discredit their objectives.
 
This affirmation of support by the 22 Nations that back Sri Lanka seems not only a redemption from wrongful accusations but also poetic justice towards all the intended harm against Sri Lanka for the singlemost reason that the country and the Armed Forces overcame in a precedent setting manner a threat which imperilled her very existence and something which needs acollades not accusations as it has done the world a favour when viewed objectively in ridding the nation as well as the world of Tamil Tiger terrorism!.
 
And those who objectively back Sri Lanka such as this group are surely aware of the related issues that demand support and applause rather than the incriminations some Superpower Western countries are attempting to achieve  and appears to be tantamount to a gross travesty of justice against a Sovereign Democratic Nation defending her sovereignity and territorial integrity!
Therefore as reported, when a group of 22 nations have supported Sri Lanka for her ongoing confrontation with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights mandated probe into alleged human rights violations during the armed conflict with Tamil Tiger terrorists It seems appropriately the right thing to do as all the documented confirmable evidence points to the Armed Forces role in liberating civilians trapped by the terrorists where accusations of rights violations are attributable to the terrorists alone who were a mendacious bunch of conscienceless murderers, rapists and destroyers of property.
 
This group which has labelled the UN investigation on Sri Lanka as ‘intrusive’ and ‘unjustified’ has on Thursday delivered a joint statement through its chair, Egypt at the 27th session of the UNHRC in Geneva supporting Sri Lanka’s stance on the probe.
Very favourablty for Sri Lanka they say, quote ” they believe that the intrusive mandate given to the OHCHR by Res. 25/1 to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka is unwarranted, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes.” end quote where the emphasis is indeed on the Government’s present investigations into its own truth and reconciliation process which needs no hampering and is en route towards establishing closure favourable to all concerned towards genuine resolution not innuendo laced accusations which cannot be substantiated through tangible proof and evidence!
 
The group backing Sri Lanka comprises of Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, North Korea, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, The Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe and have delivered their asssertion in favour of Sri Lanka without wanton speculation or pro tamil Tiger sympathies and reflects on unprejudiced rationality and a sense of proper justice and have contributed in all probabilities to heaving a load off Sri Lanka’s back relative to purported liabilities and culpabilities whose distortions at times confound logic and rationality particularly considering the tranquility and calm the country now experiences along with tremendous development projects with good expectations towards posterity and the future of all ctizens which some sources obviously do not want to acknowledge albeit painfully visible.
 
The group noted that “Sri Lanka has continued to engage with regular mechanisms of the UNHRC, including Speacial procedures, Treaty Bodies and UPR processes. Recognizing Sri Lanka’s efforts and encouraging Sri Lanka to continue its endevors towards achieving reconciliation in an inclusive and comprehensive manner, and has stated that the expansive mandate given to the OHCHR by Resolution 25/1 to carry investigations on Sri Lanka is unjustified, especially in the context where the country is implementing its own domestic processes. There has also been a great insistence by the group that the international community should be mindful not to jeopardize the delciate reconcilation process that is already underway in the country. Constructive dialogue in a spirit of mutual respect and and cooperation in keeping with the accepted norms of international engagement is key inensuring and promoting universal repsct for the protection of human rights and fundemental freesoms for all,” the group has said. while also stressing that “naming and shaming countries through country specific action based on politically motivated agenda, neither bodes well for human rights, nor the future and the credibility of this Council.We should also be mindful not to set dangerous precedents, which may adversely affect all our countries,” the group pointed out.
 
In addition to the aforementioned group, there have been several other countries, including India, The Maldives, Azerbaijan, Lao PDR, The Philippines, Qatar, Thailand and Uzbekistan, making their own individual statements on behalf of their country during the General Debate wheren the group has made their observations while criticizing the OHCHR’s action and supported Sri Lanka’s domestic reconciliation process.
These surely are salient realities that exonerate Sri Lanka from the rights accusations directed against her and portrayed through the view of discerning nations with no vested interests, prejudice or bias,

9 Responses to “The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias”

  1. aloy Says:

    “Sri Lanka successfully fought off a internal armed terrorist insurrection supported by adversaries like Tamil Nadu of India as well as a faction of the local and diasporaTamil population that aided and abetted the terrorists apart from those who did not ~ the latter paying a severe price at the hands of the terrorists until redeemed by the Armed Forces and justifiably rewarded by the Government.”

    Fortunately we had the numbers to fight and annihilate the terrorist. Now the numbers are fast dwindling due to migration to greener pastures and Sinhala mother taking the pill or carrying out abortions. So, in future the above feat may not be possible. Why do you think the story in the link bellow is happening ?. Is it not due to dwindling population:

    http://www.lakbima.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39994&catid=37

  2. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    Aloy Im sorry to say your anxieties are based on what appears to be unsubstantiable paranoia!It may be meritworthy not to broadcast doomsday messages in an environment full of promise for the future. Furthermore the link you have provided bear no relevance to the theme and title of this editorial. The story behind the link is probably happennimg due to mismanagement of the Education system but that is another issue which needs resolution!

  3. aloy Says:

    Sunil Mahattaya,
    You need to look beyond this little girl and the school behind. This is happening everywhere in Sinhala areas, Why?. The Sinhalese are being marginalised and there is no proper development taking place. Only the north is being developed at a fantastic rate expecting their votes. The village tanks are not being renovated therefore the farmers cannot carry out farming. The alternative is to move to cities where they can find some employment. The cab driver who took me to the airport the other day told me that when his wife was to deliver his second child there was no doctor to attend to her in the local government hospital somewhere off Ratnapura. There are no facilities in those areas now. Our women go to ME to do the slavery as house maids and there is no increase in population. You will see all these are interconnected and is the result of GOSL neglecting the Sinhalas.
    As for unsubstantiated paranoia, it was me who analyzed the population figures published in Wikipeadia and said our country will be taken over by the present day minorities when even the assistant director of Census department was telling Sinhala population is increasing. You now find that ministers like Patali is also predicting the dooms day in the not too distant future, and all seem to have agreed with him

  4. Marco Says:

    It would be foolish to think a joint statement given by Egypt as chair on behalf of the 22 nations exonerates Sri Lanka from Rights accusations. Incidentally 2 nations who opposed resolution 25/1 in March 2014 are noticeably missing from the group of 22 nations . Saudi Arabia & UAE.
    I also don’t believe these 22 Nations have supported Sri Lanka for her “ongoing confrontation” with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights mandated probe into alleged human rights violations.
    Disagreement as to the mechanism of the UN investigation is certainly not an “ongoing confrontation”.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Micro,

    It is MORE FOOLISH to think that HR BS against SL will do ANY GOOD to Tamilians!

    At most it will do GREAT HARM on Tamlians than anything else.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    “Fortunately we had the numbers to fight and annihilate the terrorist. Now the numbers are fast dwindling due to migration to greener pastures and Sinhala mother taking the pill or carrying out abortions. So, in future the above feat may not be possible.”

    AGREE with Aloy.

    That was the vital factor for winning the war. The NUMBERS. And the GOOD numbers are fast dwindling because Sinhalas have NO GAINS from peace. That is why migration and abortions happen.

    In NEAR future a similar victory is NOT possible.

    Reconciliation destroyed this country.

  7. aloy Says:

    One more point on Sunil Mahttaya’s paranoia story.
    Recently there was a news paper report to say that one doctor who was running an abortion clinic at Bakamuna, Elahera. Hasalaka from where the weeraya of SLA came is nearby. I had been in this area in 1975 to design a paddy store for Paddy Marketing Board and I knew this area as a rice bowl of SL. Our enemies trying to reduce our numbers, that too from the catchment area of SLA. Even the driver mentioned in my last comment would not have come to Colombo in search of jobs if enough opportunities were available to him in his native place where he could be with his family all the time.
    We need a leader who can foresee these, not idiotic politicians who will dance to the tune of foreigners in order to hand over our country to them with various financial deals.

  8. Nanda Says:

    Aloy,
    Thank you for the link and story. Very interesting and cute.

    “We need a leader who can foresee these, not idiotic politicians who will dance to the tune of foreigners in order to hand over our country to them with various financial deals.” – absolutely.

    Why our little island have to spend so much on this stupid UN nonsense ? Why as a leader, our bugger cannot say ” I am responsible. I will step down. Please take me to the ICC” and give the job to more suitable person ?

  9. Dilrook Says:

    Aloy has brought up a very sensitive matter. Minister Patali Ranawaka made a presentation about changing demographics of Sri Lanka. It is truly scary.

    Although current population is:
    Sinhala 75%
    Tamil 14%
    Muslim 10%

    The population of persons under the age of 14 is:
    Sinhala 68%
    Tamil 16%
    Muslim 15%

    It hints at a major population change in years to come. What is worse is Tamils and Muslims will have a disproportionately larger young population (workforce) which will further alienate Sinhalese. Unless this trend is immediately reversed, Sri Lanka’s future is looking bleak.

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