Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Sri Lankan (Sinhalese)-Canadian Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1. Canada
24 August 2014
Hon. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
Hon. Ban Ki-Moon:
Re: OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka per UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1 of March 2014 & ‘UN Chief encourages Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry’
It does seem that the UN has still not come out of the day-dreamer’s silly season when dealing with the sovereign nation of Sri Lanka. Just too bad!
What stymied me was to read what was reported from New York in ColomboPage : The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has encouraged Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry launched by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights into human rights violations during Sri Lanka’s war, his Spokesperson said.”
Surely, you are not serious, are you, Ban Ki-Moon? For God’s sake give me a break. Give the Sri Lankans a break! Surely, you are not asking Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to endorse the cunning, fraudulent, the hammer-and-nail-hate-tantrums of your High Commissioner in Geneva. She gloated with the I finally gotcha, Sri Lanka” smile, when the Resolution A/HRC/25/1 in March 2014 granted her as the High Commissioner an investigative mandate in violation of HRC Resolution 60/251 and the IB package which was in direct conflict with her limits of authority thus making any findings null and void. For crying out loud, don’t you see this blatant aberration?
Then there was her vulgar, cunning and fraud when she on her own extended the period of investigation from February 2002 to November 15, 2011, when the resolution covered the time line of February 21, 2002 to May 19, 2009. Who the hell does she think she is – the Hindu Goddess Sheba? Rein this out of control woman in, before she leaves your arrogant, cheating disingenuous institution. Show us that you really want to clean up this UN’s satellite office on Human Rights in Geneva.
But here is what you and Navi Pillai missed by miles about President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. This politician, a former human rights lawyer, has taken his responsibility as the leader of a nation of 22 million peoples seriously. When he took over his job given to him by a democratic vote by Sri Lankans, his people were shivering like fronds of Hikkaduwa beach coconut palms in the tropical breeze every time they stepped out of their homes, not knowing whether they will return home alive to their loved ones, or would return in a puzzle of bloodied head, limbs, heart and bones in a wooden casket, having been blown to smithereens by a Tamil Tiger bomb placed under a seat of a bus or a train or at a busy street corner. These were the most ruthless terrorists in the world you said, who were aided and abetted by countries like India, Norway, Canada, UK, US and several others to create Sri Lanka a killing field. And what did your UN do about it. You all did a despicable sweet nothing, Ban. And that is a raw fact.
President Rajapaksa ended that shivering of his peoples which had reached epidemic proportions by the 27th year of the Eelam war, when he and his valiant soldiers, eliminated the foreign trained and funded Tamil Tigers on 19th May 2009, when their leader Prabhakaran was shot dead through his forehead on the beach of Nandikadal lagoon. With that killing, Mahinda Rajapaksa and his valiant soldiers gave back the dignity to his peoples with the most treasured and precious human right, their right-to-life which had been hijacked by the Tamil Tigers for 27 bloodying years.
And do you honestly think that President Rajapaksa will hand that hard fought and having scarified thousands of his valiant soldiers, the much earned dignity of his peoples on a platter to you to be sullied by endorsing the immoral-cunning of Navi Pillai who thinks she has I finally Gotcha Sri Lanka.” to nail Sri Lanka to the wall for the only reason that they eliminated terrorism in that island nation almost single handed, hopefully for good? No way Hozay! Dream on Ban, dream on Navi! This President is not that foolish nor is he stupid.
The Sri Lanka Daily News reported on August 22, 2014, that Sri Lanka’s Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha had said that United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navaneethan Pillai’s statements do not frighten Sri Lanka.” Well, Ban, perhaps she might as well discard the Tamil Tigress Halloween costume and try another South African Goni Billa tribal mask to scare President Rajapaksa and his masses with her disingenuous foxy cunning.
And do you know what, Ban. She followed your stupid mistake appointing her questionable panel of investigators who had lost their credibility as UNs international investigators. You were down right stupid when you appointed the anti-Sri Lanka Darusman gang to advise you on Sri Lanka’s alleged human rights violations, which questioned the impartiality of the panelists. Here’s where you failed miserably with this exercise. Marzuki Darusman, the former Attorney General of Indonesia who was heading the panel was also a member if the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIEGP). This Darusman left the panel with a huff disagreeing with the Sri Lanka Government and made hostile observations about Sri Lanka, and yet signed the report without paying a single visit to Sri Lanka to ascertain himself the actual ground situation. And you appointed him to the panel to advise you. Durh……! What impartiality did you expect from your supposed to be expert”, Ban?
The second panelist was Steven Ratner, an adviser to a Non-Governmental Organization known as Human Rights Watch (HRW) that has been very critical of Sri Lanka from the inception of the Tamil Tiger terrorists Eelam War. Ratner had also co-authored a book, with Jason Adams titled Accountability of Human Rights: Atrocities in International Law beyond the Nuremberg Legacy”. On page 123 he had stated that the convention on banning apartheid should be invoked in relations to countries such as Sri Lanka”. With that backgrounder Steven Ratner should have been dismissed instantly as a panelist. So, Ban, what impartiality did you expect from Ratner, your supposed to be expert”? Durh…..!
The third panelist was South African Yasmin Sooka who was a close associate of the South African Tamil Navi Pillai who was the patron of the Sooka Foundation, and also responsible for the failed resolution that was brought against Sri Lanka before UNHRC in May 2009. In the world of ‘you scratch my back and I will scratch yours’, what impartiality did you expect from Sooka, Ban? Durh…..! Stupid wasn’t it? Not smart was it, now!
More to the point, why is your Commissioner in Geneva using the Darusman Report produced by your expert anti-Sri Lanka gang as the bible of Sri Lanka’s Human Rights violations during the last phase of the Eelam war when they were explicit in saying on the opening page of the report: Due to the scarcity of objective reporting from the conflict zone, it was difficult to determine precisely what had happened during the final military assault.” Ban, do I notice a vindictive rat in your UN office in Geneva?
You having established stupidity in appointing partial panelists to advise you with the expressed intention to obtain negative readings on Sri Lanka’s alleged human rights violations, so has your High Commissioner in Geneva following her boss’s thesis with her controversial picks for her expert panel. The outcome was this – a sham and a disaster:
When a country given independence on July 2011 by the West declares a UN Human Rights Officer, a persona non grata and expels her from the country for ‘unethical reporting’ as she had doctored records, (give me a drum-roll, Ban…..) the country was South Sudan and the officer was Sandra Beidas. So your Commissioner in Geneva thinks that Beidas is the right person to investigate Sri Lanka’s human rights violations! Ha! What a bucket of hog-wash, Ban. Give me a break. Give the Sri Lankans a break, as they deserve honesty and much better respect and nothing less.
Sandra Beidas was also expelled from Somalia too and banned from Somalia in 2011. The ministry…has the honour to convey the decision of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia to declare Mr. Scott Cambell and Miss Sandera Beidas…persona non grata”, the statement said.
Ban, you must be nuts to let your Commissioner in Geneva bring disrepute to the UN which you are heading. Little wonder, why Sri Lanka will not allow such ‘international throw-outs’ into their country to investigate alleged human rights violations. How right President Mahinda Rajapaksa is! Bravo! I say to President Rajapaksa. You got it what it takes, Mr. President! Lock out these ‘UNs international throw-outs’ not with one but with two wrought-iron padlocks at the entrance gate to Sri Lanka.
Added to this arrogance by your Navi Pillai, she appointed Dame Silvia Cartwright, who was a judge on Khmer Rouge Tribunal to head the investigation of Sri Lanka. Defence lawyers sought her removal as she had been having secret meetings with the prosecutors.
Here’s more about the unsavoury picks by Commissioner Navi Pillai for her 12 member Team of investigators, forensic experts, a gender specialist, a legal analyst complete with a coordinator.
You know as well as I do that the selected experts of Navi Pillai’s Kangaroo Court on Sri Lanka have been an integral part of a neocon brigade of projects designed to capture the globe since the orchestration of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and NATO expansion projects. The Colour Revolutions, Arab Springs and other conspiracies aimed at regime change in targeted countries are part of this neocon brigade projects that these experts have been involved in, courtesy of the international hedge fund billionaire George Soros’s Open Societies Foundation You know all this don’t you Ban, and this is nothing new to you.. I won’t be surprised that you and billionaire George Soros are Tea Ceremony buddies.
Martti Ahtisaahri and Asma Jahangir are a another couple who are part of the Navi Pillai’s team to report on Sri Lanka’s alleged human rights violations during the final five months of the 27 year long bloody Tamil Eelam war. This war prior to the last five month phase had killed over 100,000 peoples, and saw over 5,700 Tamil child soldiers sent to the front line after a three month military training by the Tamil Tigers only to be mowed down by bullet-fire like a field of bleeding red poppy fields.
The question that goes begging in my mind is how loyal is Navi Pillai serving the neocon agenda to hand over Sri Lanka to this neocon brigade to make this post-Eelam War vibrant democracy as part of their divide and rule regime change agenda.
Martii Ahtisaahri’s first involvement with high level US diplomacy was during the signing of the Tripartite Accord when he was sent to Namibia in April 1989 as UN’s Special representative” to head the UN’s Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG). It was during that Mission that Ahtisaahri took advice from then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to allow the South Africans deploy its troops which lead to the killing of scores of hundreds of South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) Independence fighters. You know this story, don’t you, Ban?
Ahtisaahri’s major value to the neocon brigade’s global project of ‘divide and rule’ happened when he was appointed in November 2005, by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the Special Envoy for the Kosovo status process. This appointment followed the UN occupation of Kosovo in 1999 following the illegal US and NATO bombing of Yugoslavia to achieve itself as an independent sovereign state, which they did in February 17, 2008. The US, UK and France recognized Kosovo as an independent state the following day. The rest is history. And Navi Pillai’s expert Ahtisaahri of her Kangaroo Court on Sri Lanka was a catalyst of Kosovo’s metamorphosis in becoming an independent sovereign state.
Another appointed member of Navi Pillai’s Kangaroo Court on Sri Lanka is Asma Jehangir, a lawyer from Pakistan who has a few spunky-words for Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This lawyer has threatened to use sources on the ground” to obtain information on the Eelam war if she is not allowed to visit Sri Lanka. She continues with her warning that any attempt by the Sri Lankan government to prevent people from testifying at the inquiry would only be detrimental to them.” Ban, I wonder whether she will invite me to testify. I doubt very much that President Rajapaksa would stop me from testifying. He, most likely will say, Go Asoka, tell them the truth. What you have to say may not be in line with their agenda, but nevertheless, go and tell them the truth!”
It is important for you to note that Asma Jehanjir is a seasoned rider on the UN’s Human Rights gravy train heading to the pig’s trough, and served as an UN Special Rapporteur twice. This is one of Pillai’s expert” members of the Kangaroo Court on Sri Lanka who should be locked out at Sri Lanka’s entrance gate for her arrogance and gall. Who the hell does she think she is Ban? Looks like she is another clone of the Hindu Goddess Sherba.
We are told that these experts” of Navi Pillai are supposed to provide advice and guidance” as well as independent verification through the investigation by these neocons.
If you are really smart Ban, you will have your Human Rights Commissioner in Geneva appoint investigators with cleaner records to investigate whatever you all want to investigate in Sri Lanka.
And I say to President Mahinda Rajapaska, close your island gates on these neocon investigators. Don’t let them in.
When Sri Lanka accused outgoing Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillai for seeming to influence the OHCHR investigation, Pillai said that there is a wealth of information outside Sri Lanka which can be tapped into for investigation.
Good! Alright then Navi Pillai, my litmus test on you is whether the wealth of information that you are going to tap beyond the cut-and-paste material from the TamilNet News is according to the Cosmic Law of Cause and Effect. Will you have your panelists investigate the Norwegians and produce them by the horns of their Viking helmets at an International War Crimes Court for aiding and abetting the Tamil Tigers to fight the war by providing them with state of the art communication systems during the Ceasefire period, and the Scandinavian Ceasefire Monitors allowing the Tamil Tigers bring in 11 ships loaded of sophisticated armoury of bullets, landmines, RPGs, AK47s, heavy armoured cars and trucks , SAMS, four dismantled Czech ZLIN-Z 143 light planes for night bombing sorties, et cetera, through the east coast. They let the Tamil terrorists dispense every bullet embedding them in the hearts of innocent Sinhalese and Muslim civilians and also during the final phase of the war in the hearts of Tamils who wanted to run away from the Tamil Tiger human shield, as the millions of live bullets most certainly were not brought in for duck hunting. If they used them to kill their perceived enemies, predominantly Sinhalese, among who included innocent civilians, pregnant mothers and infants still sucking on their mother’s breasts, then these Norwegians were culpable for all these killings. If not for the weapons let in by Norway, there wouldn’t have been killings in scores of thousands by the Tamil Tiger terrorists during the Ceasefire Period. There wouldn’t have been innocents killed nor human rights violations, and not by the army soldiers who were giving their lives to liberate the Tamils from the clutches of the Tamil Tiger terrorists, the most ruthless in the world. And by the end of the war the Sri Lanka Government’s armed soldiers had liberated 295,873 Tamils who were herded like unwashed cattle as a human shield from the west coast to the east coast for 30 months. Well…what do you know Ban and Navi, this certainly happened. Chalk it down as a must for your investigators, Navi.
The Norwegians culpability was proven positive when then President Chandrika Kumaratunga kicked out Norway’s General Tryggve Tellefsen who was heading the Scandinavian Monitoring Mission for jeopardizing Sri Lanka’s national security when he was accused of informing a Tamil Tiger terrorist armoury ship of a Sri Lanka naval ship coming to intercept it, and the Tamil Tiger ship loaded with arms turned around and steamed out of sight. This General also had the gall to propose to the Sri Lankan Government to recognize the Tamil Tiger terrorist’s naval arm, the Sea Tigers, as a de facto navy.
For the record, a couple of years prior to the Ceasefire was brought to an end the Tamil Tigers, according to the Scandinavian Monitoring Mission had violated the Ceasefire over 7,300 times which included the killing of over 400 members of the security forces and politicians, compared to 1,313 complaints against the Government armed forces which were mainly related to obstructions at checkpoints of which 162 were deemed as violations of the Ceasefire Agreement. Perhaps, one may want to consider the Tamil Tigers as the major culprits of human rights violations taking away the right-to-life of those who were killed by these terrorists. There shouldn’t be any ifs and buts.
The final question to you UNs Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and your Human Right Commissioner Navi Pillai in Geneva is this, which will prove the investigations honesty in this rather bizarre, suspect exercise, or it will reveal that the investigative Mission by the Navi Pillai’s neocon gang of investigators is to Rape Sri Lanka to achieve their agenda of accomplishing a regime change as Sri Lanka is indeed a target country for this exercise.
Since the majority of Tamil Tigers ground leadership were eliminated by 19 May 2009, will Navi Pillai’s investigators investigate those who got away and now living in foreign lands, like Canada agitating to dissect Sri Lanka into two.
The Tamil Tigers partners in crime are still operating collecting funds abroad to resurrect and regroup the Tamil Tigers to fight another war. Follow the thread of extortion of monies, bank accounts, laundering of monies…follow the smell of gun powder and drugs….study the FBI photographic records of those who got away being trained in the Tamil Tiger firing ranges by Tamil Tigers in fatigues to pull a trigger, and how to bury landmines, et cetera and Walla, you all would have got your men involved in Tamil terrorism, for the want of their mono-ethnic, separatist, racist Tamil state, Eelam.
Let’s get this one right Ban Ki-Moon. Your Human Rights Commissioner in Geneva has been a controversial figure in relation to Sri Lanka that got rid of Tamil terrorism militarily, and these Tamil Tigers also happened to be from her South Indian ethnic clan – Tamil.
It is also important to recognize what has been investigated in Sri Lanka is mainly related to ethnic divisions, and Navi Pillai belongs to one of these ethnic groups, Tamil. And with her objectionable cunning on UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/25/1 she should not have been made party to appointing members to the investigating committee, as it opens up for serious suspicions of the credentials and the personal agenda of the appointees. It certainly is not fool-proof.
And it is clear as a Sunday morning sounds of church bells, what the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, We do not accept the probe. We are against it.” As for the UN investigators appointed by Tamil Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillai, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, We will not allow into the country.” And I just do not blame him as he has displayed his right as President of his sovereign democratic nation to safe guard his 22 million peoples from vindictive, no good snoopers.
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Sri Lankan (Sinhalese)-Canadian