Ban Ki Moons as the UN Secretary General should not act on the dictates of a few member States, as he takes authority from all member States.
Posted on July 10th, 2010

By Charles.S.Perera

Now we know who were behind Ban Ki Moons “ƒ”¹…” move against Sri Lanka to appoint a  three-man Panel to advise him  whether there had been  violation of human rights by the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka in the last phase of its military operations against the terrorists.

Germany, UK, France, USA, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Romania, Norway and EU are obviously the prime movers of the idea of a Panel to Ban Ki Moon.  These same countries  voted against the  resolution submitted by  Sri Lanka at the Human  Rights Council in Geneva on the 27 May, 2009.  Very Strangely in Tamil Nadu a political party  Hindu Makkal Kachi also  has protested  against the President Mahinda Rajapakse, for  not allowing a UN Probe. Like minded people flock together  ?

In the statement issued by the Colombo based diplomatic Missions of the nine countries and EU, it is state that the manifestation before the UN Office in Colombo is “harmful to Sri Lanka’s reputation ” in the world.  But what have these countries done to enhance the reputation of Sri Lanka which got rid of a ruthless group of terrorist by its own strategies netting  in the terrorists leadership which every one thought was  “invincible “, and  carried out a tremendous rescue operation to bring in  thousands of Tamil Civil population kept as a human shield  by terrorist.

The Western anti Sri Lanka block only keeps   harping on the possible violation of human rights in the military operations by the government forces,  leaving conveniently aside the continued killing of civilians in Afghanistan , Pakistan and Iraq by haphazard bombardment of civilian settlements by the Armed Forces of USA,UK, and France through remote controlled  drones.

UE representative too joined the cavalcade, having  informed of the temporary withdrawal of GSP+. The  web site ” UN Dispatch” in the meantime was not satisfied by the expression of dismay by the group of the diplomats issuing the statement.  It wants some thing more severe and blames  that the statement fell short of  spelling out justice  and diplomatic consequences the group is willing to impose on a  “recalcitrant” Sri Lanka. That is it- recalcitrant  Sri Lanka which does not submit itself to the authority or control the  West is trying to impose on it .  That is the crux of the matter.

It is  a call for imposing of   their “democratic methods ” the West is quite used to,  such as imposition of “embargos”  or the  US sponsored Naval  Cordon around Iraq which resulted in the death of  more than 600 000 children,  several decades of trade embargo on Cuba hindering its development and progress, because Cuba does not adhere to  their “democratic system”, as EU imposes its ” democratic method” of depriving the livelihood of thousands of poor workers in Garment Industry in Sri Lanka by withdrawing GSP+ trade concessions. 

And these hypocrites  dare say that Sri Lanka, by manifesting against most undemocratic  uncivilised method of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s interference  in to the affairs of Sri Lanka, is causing harm to its reputation.

It is not by submitting to their calls according to their whims and fancies that Sri Lanka seeks to establish its reputation in the  most egocentric West out to stop developing countries seeking independence from their  hold.
 
The West is so pretentious, they think they and only they are worthy of being trusted,  and only they are just and reasonable. Blinded by this pretence of being the “best”, they fail to give credit to those who deserve credit even if they are different from them. 

Even the Western tourists who enjoy  the hospitality of the people of Sri Lanka are friendly and  sociable only  when they are in Sri Lanka, but join a group of them as a tourist in their own country to see how they leave you out looking “through you”  because you are different from them.  That what they are, though they  pontificate to us about human rights and ethnic problems.

Terrorism is a ” vicious cancer “the world is affected with  and if the West is intelligent  they should have acclaimed the great feat of Sri Lanka in eliminating Terrorism from its soil.  That would have been an impediment, a warning to all terrorists and any future groups  that envisage  terrorism,  to take warning of  a united force of  world nations against terrorism that they have to face. 

But  instead  the West  takes every opportunity to discredit Sri Lanka for having eliminated terrorism, which they have not been able to do  in several fronts, despite their most modern weapons  and sacrifice of thousands of their youth.

The Group of Western Diplomats should have warned  Ban Ki Moon of the immorality of his action in the face of the Government of Sri Lanka appointing a  Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission Chaired by a former Attorney General.  

The West has no right to degrade  and  demean  the ability of the members of this Commission.  The West presumes that  objectivity, justice and fair play are their monopoly.  But it is not so if one  takes into account corruption and scandals that some of the Western Governments are infested with.

If the Western Countries cast doubt on our institutions , judges and intellectuals , we the people of the country who have faith in our institutions, and dignitaries have the right to protest to show our disagreement with them.

In this respect it  is worth while   referring to an article  in the Daily Mail of the 29.6.2010 by its  Social Affairs  Correspondent Steve  Doughty  entitled “Leading Judge warns  Europe to Keep its nose out of British Justice”.

In  this article it is said that a senior British judge- Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger  had  recently warned the  European human rights court  not to interfere with British Justice, and show  more acute appreciation  of the independence of the British Law.

We therefore have the same right to demand the UN Secretary General not to demean the capacity of our Commissions of Inquiry.  Ban Ki Moon’s appointing a Panel despite  Sri Lanka informing him of the appointment of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission,  is an affront to our institutions, dignitaries and the judicial system- as most of the members for these Commissions are often those who served as lawyers or judges.

Hence, even if one may think that the Minister Wimal Weerawansa had  precipitated into taking a perilous course of action, one has to appreciate his courage and conviction to attempt through this drastic method  to inform the  world that people of  Sri Lanka has faith and trust in the Government and its Armed Forces who went through untold misery some sacrificing their lives, some their limbs, in a battle against inhumanly ruthless set of the worlds worst terrorists.

Wimal Weerawansa is not only defending the government and the Armed Forces of the Country, but also the independence and the Sovereign right of Sri Lanka to take appropriate action under all circumstances to defend the people and the territory of the Country.

It is not Ban Ki Moon or the Group of Diplomats from the Western Nations that suffered from the ruthless terrorism in Sri Lanka for thirty long years , it is people of this country who went through it , therefore it is only the people of Sri Lanka that could sit on judgement  if necessary over the actions of its Government and Armed Forces and not at all Ban Ki Moon or any one of the Western Nations.

Without any offence to any developing country, it has to be  shouted out  to be heard by the Western Governments that,  Sri Lanka though it is not comparatively rich and  technologically not as developed, it is not an ordinary Banana Republic, but a country with a remarkable history and a culture older than that of the West, and the people are educated and capable of competing with the West in any field. 

If Sri Lanka is left on its own, with a little generosity from the west, without interference and forcing their authority, it is capable of development to be equal to any Western country.

If Ban Ki Moon is an honourable man, with some sense of morality,  he will call off the Panel or the members of the Panel if they have a sense of dignity  and understand what is morally right, considering the situation of Sri Lanka a developing country which had achieved more than what the rich and proud Nations of the west have so far achieved in their fight against terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, will resign from the Panel.

One Response to “Ban Ki Moons as the UN Secretary General should not act on the dictates of a few member States, as he takes authority from all member States.”

  1. Kit Athul Says:

    What is not clear to me is: What is the UN madate that Moon Man (Better name Ba-ka Moona) used to create this panel? Who pays for the day to day functioning of this panel? If he did some thing out side of the UN mandate, then, he MUST be removed from the position of the UN Seceretary General. Out of all the members, the SOUTH AFRICAN woman is the most dangerous. Believe it or not she is a TAMIL Why are Sri Lankan TAMIL MPs right now, in INDIA talking to the Indian foreign minister? They want India to join the junta: Countries named in the article in supportive of the Moon man. Ha! sounds funny! Missing so far is the letter from Ananda Sangararaya to the Indian Prime Minister requesting him to join in!

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