Several areas of concern in resolution- Mahinda Rajapakse
Posted on September 28th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Stating that the sponsors of the draft resolution on Sri Lanka had failed to heed the request of the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Geneva not to place primary emphasis on the alleged war crimes issue and to change their approach, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were several areas of concern in the resolution.

Mr. Rajapaksa in a statement said, the first operational paragraph encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the recently released OHCHR report on Sri Lanka. The most contentious recommendations in that report have been included as operational paragraphs in the UNHRC draft resolution as the following indicates:

“Operational Paragraph 4 welcomes the willingness of the government of Sri Lanka to allow the mechanisms set up ‘to deal with the past’, to obtain financial and material assistance from ‘international partners.’ This would amount to personnel in important judicial and non-judicial bodies in Sri Lanka being paid by foreign powers.

“Paragraph 6 ‘takes note with appreciation’ the government’s proposal to set up a judicial mechanism to investigate violations of human rights and humanitarian law, and ‘affirms’ the importance of the participation of foreign prosecutors, judges, investigators and lawyers in this process, and is contrary to the claim now being made by the government that any mechanism set up will be purely domestic.

” Drawing the attention to Paragraph 8, he said it encouraged the government to remove from office military officers suspected of having violated human rights through a vetting process (even if there is no evidence to prosecute them). This in reality amounts to a purge of the armed forces,” he said.

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4 Responses to “Several areas of concern in resolution- Mahinda Rajapakse”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Dear President Rajapaksa,

    Wrong advice you received from interested parties is also responsible for the mess we are in. Your good intentions were manipulated by crooked advisors who are now teaming up to frame you. Had you relied on legal advise of prominent patriotic local legal experts, this could have been avoided.

    International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (2006) set up to investigate the deaths of 17 ACF workers was one such blunder. Among the 12 members were Bernard Kouchner, France, nominated by the European Commission and Marzuki Darusman, nominated by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. We all know how they made use of the information they came across to further discredit Sri Lanka later. The chairman Justice Bhagwati of India and Andres Mauromatis of Cyprus were appointed by the Sri Lankan government.

    Expensive foreign judges, lawyers, invesigators and advisors to the Paranagama Commission was another blunder that invited a local-foreign mechanism on us. It was we who gave them the idea of a local-foreign mechanism into a matter purely domestic.

    Removing Generals Shavendra Silva, Prasanna De Silva and Jagath Dias, and, Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and Air Marshal Donald Perera from active military service and posting them in crucial diplomatic positions also pandered into foreign plans.

    I wish you courage and foresight to fight off vile forces ganging up against the nation, a nation saved by the willing sacrifice of 26,500 lives of soldiers and trillions of rupees worth sacrifices of the people. The perpetual continuation of the nation must be protected by the sacrifice of any (emphasised) mere mortal.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    “it encouraged the government to remove from office military officers suspected of having violated human rights through a vetting process (even if there is no evidence to prosecute them). “This in reality amounts to a purge of the armed forces,” he said.”

    This is the real plan. TEs know the ONLY obstacle to TE is the army. By purging the armed forces they can achieve their goal.

    They already have the CHIEF MINISTER.

    Which UNITARY country has CHIEF MINISTERS!

    After UNHRC-UNP change SL constitution it will become FEDERAL UNITED CEYLON KINGDOM(FUCK)

  3. Nihal Perera Says:

    Mr. President,

    Like the writer above (Dilrook), I am extremely frustrated and sad that your inner circle of advisors and some members of your government, are responsible for the mess we are in today. Majority of Sinhalese trusted you (and still do..) to led the country to prosperity and peace, which you did remarkably well, and we are eternally thankful for that.

    Unfortunately, along the way you seemed to have lost the touch of reality mainly due to your loyalty and trust you have placed on your advisors, friends, etc., who at the end betrayed you, and the country, that you have saved after 35 years of terrorism.

    I hope you realise now that the country has been hijacked by a bunch of traitors with their hidden agendas, and as a result, all the good work you have done has been ignored by these crooks, as they are collaborating with the forces inside and outside of the country that are ready to divide and rule, in order to please their backers, who helped them to come to power.

    Dear President, the country is in great danger, and we need all the help we can get to reverse this disastrous path chosen by this group of traitors who are in power. Therefore, we hope you will lead the political battle to save our country once again from these evil forces… Thank you.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    We thank former President Mahinda Rajapakse for analysing the UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka. Almost all people would not take the trouble to read the many pages in the Resolution. Therefore, the concise analysis is truly appreciated.

    As our trusted leader, MR has once again come to our rescue and pointed out the pitfalls in the Resolution.

    We too question why judges who may take part in this Inquiry must be paid through foreign resources ? As far as I know, USAID has an ongoing project with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. Is this a healthy thing for the legal system of the country ? Whilst such a venture may put extra money in the pockets of the BASL members, is it wise to have paymasters calling the tunes to shape the legal system here ?

    There seems to be a dearth of loyalty to the Nation and necessary knowledge of matter from those who make important decisions for the Nation. Foreign Money Wins the Day and Democracy is lost ?

    My comments are merely as an Observer. Expert opinion welcome.

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