What UNSG forgot
Posted on September 2nd, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island

 

UNSG Ban Ki-moon has concluded what his office may describe as a successful tour of Sri Lanka. He squeezed as many meetings as possible into his tight schedule and whether he was able to ascertain anything substantive from his powwows is anybody’s guess. He is sure to deliver the message prepared well in advance before leaving the country.

This comment, however, is not about the UNSG’s visit or the statements he has already made or is likely to make from his office. It is about something he forgot to do here. He should have tendered an apology to the people of Sri Lanka on behalf of the UN.

The UN chief and other panjandrums wouldn’t have had to take the trouble of coming all the way here to press for probing accountability issues etc if the UN had not failed here. The war which was thankfully ended in 2009 had lasted for nearly 25 years with the UN doing precious little to help tackle a terrorist group hell bent on destroying a UN member state.

UNICEF pathetically failed to liberate the child soldiers from the clutches of the Tigers. There were some UN officials like Olara Otunu, who courageously took up the cudgels for the child combatants and strove to pressure the UN to adopt stringent measures against the outfits including the LTTE for forcible child conscription. But, the Security Council chose to skirt the tough measures proposed by human rights groups; only a list of shame was issued as if terrorists had any sense of shame!

The UN also did not care to prevent its member states such as the UK, Canada, France, the Scandinavian countries etc from harbouring LTTE activists who raised funds and coordinated terrorist activities internationally. But for the funds the LTTE received from its activists operating freely in those countries it wouldn’t have been able to destroy so many lives and graduated from a ragtag army to a conventional combat force with air and naval capabilities to plunge this country into a conflagration, only the last phase of which the UN is now probing at the behest of the western bloc.

The UNHRC issues condemnatory statements on this country at the drop of a hat, but never did it utter a word against the LTTE. After the resumption of hostilities in 2006, Prabhakaran had the UN compound in Kilinochchi stormed and the UN flag pulled down and desecrated. Then he had two UN workers abducted for allegedly helping a group of civilians leave the LTTE-held terrain. The UN Colombo Office kept the abductions under wraps and chose to act illegally; it had clandestine talks with the LTTE in a bid to secure their release. The then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was kept in the dark about the incident until we exposed it much to the embarrassment and consternation of the LTTE backers in the garb of UN workers in Colombo, who had even tried to arrange for a meeting between Annan and the LTTE in the Vanni on the pretext of helping tsunami victims. This shows the extent to which terrorist groups have infiltrated the UN system through various rich, influential fronts.

The UN again failed to ensure the safety of its own staff here. While the war was raging with the LTTE using civilians as a human shield, the UN struggled desperately to secure the release of its staff and 75 of their dependents including 40 children and 35 women, whom the LTTE prevented from leaving the war zone, though 15 of those children had contracted respiratory diseases.

Such was the impotency of the UN vis-à-vis LTTE terrorism. Today, we are not short of UN bigwigs and civil society Rip Van Winkles championing human rights and calling for war crimes probes. The UNSG should have apologised to Sri Lankans for the pathetic failure of the UN to be of any help to them during the war years.

3 Responses to “What UNSG forgot”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    Apart from highly commending you for taking legal action against the treacherous CBK (Chaura Rejina) regarding the defamatory and utter lies she keeps repeating to defame her rivals, legal action should be taken against her for stating that she will definitely devolve more powers to provincial Councils within the new constitution. Does this evil woman CBK think she owns Sri Lanka and that she is the one who is going to draw up the new constitution of Sri Lanka (according to the wishes of the imperialistic US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, India, the racist TNA and the separatist terrorists)? The constitution of Sri Lanka should satisfy first and foremost the majority of people of this island i.e. the Sinhala people and the Sinhala people firstly do not want to draw up a new constitution nor do they want any more powers whatsoever be provided to the provincial councils especially land, police and fiscal or to illegally merge the North and the East.

    Someone has to go to the supreme court and take action against treacherous CBK for suggesting that she will definitely devolve more powers to provincial councils within the yet to be drawn up constitution since this means the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala have already drawn up a constitution to satisfy the imperialistic US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, India, the racist TNA and the separatist terrorists which is illegal.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    When looking at Sri Lanka’s history, it is extremely obvious that from 600BC to around 1400AD there were three kingdoms, all Sinhala Buddhist, Ruhuna, Pihiti or Rajarata and Maya or Malayarata. Rajarata encompassed today’s North Central, North Western, Northern and even the Central Province. Ruhunu rata encompassed today’s Uva, Eastern and Southern Provinces. The Kandyan Kingdom from 1400AD encompassed most of the island inclusive of today’s Northern and the Eastern Provinces except for the Jaffna Peninsula. Even the Jaffna Peninsula was invaded and occupied by force by Aryachakravarthi (Pandyan) and actually did belong to Rajarata earlier and later the Kandyan Kingdom.

    Today’s provincial boundaries were drawn up by the British colonialists as per their divide and rule policy and the Sinhala people were not consulted when drawing up these provincial boundaries. In the meantime, most Sri Lankan Tamils of today were actually brought over during Dutch and British times to the Jaffna Peninsula and elsewhere to work on tobacco and indigo plantations which were planted extensively in all the colonies since they were much sought after and made a lot of money for the colonialists. Therefore they are recent arrivals and cannot claim homelands or separate states whatsoever.

    The usual practice when a colonial power hands over their former colonies is to hand it over to its original owners. Therefore the British colonialists should hand over the Kandyan Kingdom to the Kandyan Sinhalese from whom they took it by force. Since the Kandyan Kingdom encompassed the North and the East, these provinces too should be handed over to the Kandyan Sinhalese who are its rightful owners. Even the Jaffna Peninsula should be handed over to the Kandyan Sinhalese since it was part of Rajarata and was forcefully occupied by Aryachakravarthi (Pandyan).

    Since this has now been done already, the TNA and other separatist terrorists or the US, UK EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden and India cannot demand that present day Northern or even the Eastern provinces be provided any more powers or be made into federal states since this is totally going against the history and archaeology of the island and totally going against the rights of the Sinhala people who also have fundamental rights to claim the entire island inclusive of the North and the East as their homeland first and foremost. Therefore, the TNA , the separatist terrorists, the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada and India has to respect the history and archaeology of the island and accept that the present day provincial councils are more than sufficient to run the affairs of the provinces. Sri Lanka must be a unitary state and no more powers should be provided to the provincial councils. In fact, when talking about the 13th amendment, the concurrent list subjects must be included in the national list. The provision where two provinces can merge should be deleted. The bogus claim of the North and the East being the homeland of the Tamil speaking people should be deleted. The entire island should be declared the homeland of all its peoples.

    Sinhala people should be resettled in the North in quite a large number if there is to be peace and harmony within the island since Sinhala people have every historical right to live in the North as well as the East. It is only due to ethnic cleansing of the North of Sinhala people by the LTTE and the other separatists that Sinhala people are not at present living in the North. Many thousands of landless elsewhere in the island especially Sinhala people should be provided land in the North since most of the vacant land in the country is in the North and in the East since both these provinces encompass over 28% of the land area of the island. Then only will there be peace since when people mix, there is more harmony. This is the only way towards peace and development in the island.

  3. plumblossom Says:

    These fake socialists are actually paid underhand by the US, EU, UK, Canada, Sweden, Norway and India’s secret services millions of US dollars via NGOs to support Eelamists, LTTE terrorists, the TNA and the separatist terrorists. The socialist label is used here to hoodwink the gullible people into thinking that they are really socialists but they are not. They are heavily dependent on thousands of US dollars for their survival. The Frontline Socialist Party too are receiving millions of US dollars from the Green Party of Australia (who are staunch Eelamists who supported the LTTE terrorists and they support indirectly US,EU.UK, Canada, Norway and Sweden’s imperialism although they call themselves ‘green’ again to hoodwink gullible people). The JVP or the Rathu Ali Patiyas are paid by local NGOs millions of rupees with the funding ultimately coming from the US. The others are also dependent on thousands of US dollars.

    It is these people along with Dr.Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, the JVP Rathu Ali Patiyas (who have become lackeys of the UNP and US imperialism again for lakhs of rupees), Prof Sarath Wijesuriya, Saman Rathnapriya, Wickramabahu Karunaratne and the like who brought about this ‘regime change’ in order to help US imperialism fulfil their devious aims within Sri Lanka.

    These people use fake labels such as socialist, trade unionist, social activist etc. to hoodwink gullible people but when you look at where their funding is coming from (always look at where an organizations funding is finally coming from) it is extremely clear that all these people are working to fulfil US imperialism’s devious aims in the island.

    What US imperialists have learnt and have practised in many other countries where there were patriotic governments not to the US’s liking is to precisely use such fake socialists, fake trade unionists, fake student’s organisations and fake green activists to hoodwink enough gullible people so that patriotic, socialist and real environmentalist governments are deposed, regime change brought about and separate states created to fulfil US imperialisms nefarious aims. In Sri Lanka a huge NGO network, funded using millions of US dollars, was used to bring about regime change and depose the previous Mahinda Rajapakshe Government.

    Now these NGO funded traitors are trying to divert gullible people’s attention from treacherous acts committed by this government by talking about issues which are important but secondary concerns rather than extremely important treacherous acts being committed by this treacherous government in order to fulfil US imperialism’s aims in the island.

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