Statement on Sri Lanka Regarding Human Rights
Posted on December 15th, 2010

Ira de Silva London, Canada

Mr. M Posner
Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:
Reference your statement on Sri Lanka on December 12,2010 it is reported that you have said that the U.S. is continuing to engage with the Sri Lankan Government on the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ issue of looking at the past. It is further reported that you have statedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that there is a very realƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ internal discussion of what your alternatives are and that youƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ “are aware of some of the humanitarian issues that continue to be of concern, as well as the issues of how to deal with the past”.
Regarding issues of “looking at the past” in reference to Sri Lanka,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ please take into consideration the active role of the U.S. ambassador in Sri Lanka who made it his concern toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ supportƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the LTTE terrorists even though the LTTE was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Further, provide Sri Lanka with an explanation as to why the U.S. led the so-called international community in it’s effort to save the leadership of the LTTE terrorists in the final stages of a thirty year terrorist war while the U.S. was supposedly leading the world on a war on terrorism.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ That subject will provide you with an opportnity for some “real internal discussion” with the proponents of that policy.
On a broader level, if there is any real “internal discussion”,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ should the U.S. not look at it’s own past and the U.S. crimes against humanity which has gone on for decades, the serious human rights violations that it has perpetrated on all and sundry for which documentation exits in your own files, the policy being carried out by your own State Department, before it attempts to look at the past in Sri Lanka? It is clearly evident to the world that gross violations of human rights have taken place and are taking place on a daily basis and that the U.S. is taking a lead role. It is also clear that the U.S. was supporting terrorism in Sri Lanka. With evidence mounting of deliberate killings, torture, water boarding being defended by President Bush just recently, what gives the U.S. any moral right to look into “humanitarian issues” in other countries when it is a prime proponent of human rights violations past, present and possibly in the future because to change it’s actions it has first to reform itself.
When the U.S. has looked at it’s past violations of human rights, war crimes and other acts against humanity and sets a precedent, perhaps then it can be taken seriously when it looks at other countries. It is obvious to the world that the U.N. which set up a panel to look into Sri Lanka’s actions, possibly at the behest of the U.S. and other western countries who have been in the forefront of supporting the LTTE terrorists in Sri Lanka, is not going to act against the U.S. because the Secretary General is cowed into submission by the U.S.. Who then will look into or “engage directly” with the U.S. Government and look into it’s past? TheƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Secretary General will not. The Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, N. Pillay who was determined to try Sri Lanka for war crimes possibly because she isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a Tamil from South Africa where support for the LTTE was strong in the Tamil community, is maintaining a deafening silence disregarding mounting evidence ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ violations of human rights in the world by the U.S. Perhaps all the countries who have had their rights violated by the U.S. can bring a motion in the General Assembly which will call for an immediate investigation into the various human rights violations, war crimes and other acts by the U.S. It must be immediate if other countries and their people are to be protected from the U.S.
Yours truly,
Ira de Silva
London, Canada

3 Responses to “Statement on Sri Lanka Regarding Human Rights”

  1. gdesilva Says:

    When the judge happens to be the murderer there is very little hope for the rest of the world. They know very well that making noises about so called problems elsewhere is the best way to hide their own problems at home.

  2. AsokaK Says:

    USA is the biggest war criminal in history.
    It must pay reparations to Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Grenada, Vietnam, Iraq et al.

    We must not pay any attention to the corrupt world policeman’s utterances.

    Fortunately USA is collapsing economically & socially.

  3. jayt Says:

    Tamil are not the main problem. these secret people in the West are the problem. These people never go away and they will steal everything from Sinhalese slowly and step by step by using Tamil unless Sinhalese in the West organizes and threaten them to lay criminal charges in US, Canada and EU. I have sending messages to Sri Lanka orgs in US, Canada, EU and Australia and as well as present SL govt since the end of Mrs K govt. urging to put the foundation for a powerful Sri Lankan world org. somewhere in Canada. In almost all messages, I clearly stated that Sri Lanka govt. alone can’t counter the Western groups and that we have to organizes global group with financial, business, legal, political and cultural centers across the globe and learn to be independent, meet the changing world and depend our selves.

    If anybody within Canada ever respond to me, Sinhalese did not have to go through what they have been going through with these Western groups. legally, we did not have to do anything against them, we just have to show them that we have money for lawyers and org. to carry out the task. And give them some more time to choose the friendship or hate.
    Now about fund: funds are available. We just need people to open up the office in rightful place. also, I was thinking first to use an existing Sri Lanka association in Canada and later buy new suitable permanent facilities and move in. Also, I personally never met anybody from Sri Lanka association to discuss about it except for sending messages of my intention.

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