Liars And Broadcasters Of Innuendo and Blatant Concoctions Towards Cheap Publicity Of His Book “The Cage” Should Be Locked Up In A Cage Fit For His Type!
Posted on August 26th, 2011

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial

AugustƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 26th 2011
ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Man just like another of the same ilk in a high profile international capacity the ignominious Eric Solheim of Norway has the nerve to enter Sri Lanka, avail himself of an all expense paid vacation under the guise of a UN posting and thenƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ publicises lies and innuendo without a shred of evidence beyond hearsay and the apathetic bleatings ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  proƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Tamil Tiger sympatisers and Tamils who started the decades long insurgency. In a book he calls the Cage he seems to have taken many liberties to paint Sri Lanka as a Nation of criminalsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ and perhaps appropriatelyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ relative to the title of his book,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ he needs a cage to be locked up in for the mischief he is attempting to cause!ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 
As UN spokesman during the bloody end of Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s civil war, Gordon Weiss says the organisation ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”should have pushed harderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ to save lives, especially those of trapped civilians… but he does not seem to have an answer as to why the UN has been brought to so much disreputeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  albeit with impunity through the bunglings of leaders such as Koffi Annan and Ban Ki Moon who were not only dubious personalities where the latter has had some good fortune towards a second term based perhaps on the apathies of those who continue to tolerate them despite their transparencies towards inefficiencyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ rather than being dumped for someone with better credentials! where both leaders turned a blind eye to many attrocities around the world during their tenure and fiddled away with their tunes as did a despotic Roman emperor once where all aroung him was burning!
GORDON Weiss isƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  said to be driving across Sydney saying “Don’t worry, I’ve got a hands-free do o-da,”ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The police here will arrest me and do terrible things to me if they see me driving holding a handset.” Of course, the Australian police are unlikely to do terrible things to anyone, even if they catch them breaking the law. “unless they happened to belong to a minority “ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ say some,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  as the missing tail piece to the story and perhaps indisputable! So Weiss is more than likely to get away scot free again!
In Sri Lanka, however, where Weiss worked as UN spokesman in the capital, Colombo, from 2006-9, “the police do not ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ terrible things all the time” as portrayed by Weiss. According to one human rights expert, in all probabilities a Tamil Sympathiser and there are lots of those within the UN as the world has now learned !! However the fact of the matter is thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the law enforcement agencies of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s GovernmentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  only do what is constitutionally and legally binding within the infrastructure of the laws of the land and he has proved this time and time again.
To suggest that “they do whatever they like – arrest people without reason, torture people for as long as they wish, and fabricate charges which can land people in prison without bail”. are bold lies and exaggerated concoctions for which Weiss indeed desreves to be locked up in that metaphorical cage refered to or perhaps even burned at the stake as they did in less humane times of yore for his unspeakable accusations of a Nation and its leader who brought so much calm, tranquility and progress within the land today. TrulyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Weiss deserves to beƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ noosedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and lassoed ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ like an indiscriminate bull ( in a chinashop)ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ and led around the country to be made aware of the gravity of his accusations and led particularly into the midst of now settled Tamils in the North and East of Sri Lanka to predicate the shame of what he is attempting to do~ bring the nation of Sri lanka to disrepute towards his own profit! He would in all probabilities get scoffed by the Tamils who have settled in the North and East today and may even be asked to go to hell with his “Gilded Caged” which heƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  seems so deserving of being the sole occupant !
He needs to be figuratively at least,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ taken by the scruff of his neck perhaps and shaken a bit about his assertion that Sri Lanka, in his so calledƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ‘ expert opinion’ perhaps in the annals of Gotham!, is “one of the most violent places on earth”. The furthest from the truth in the opinions of many who time and time again flock to this resplendent land and enjoy its tranquility even at the peak of the insurgent troubles inƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  places like Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iraq, Afghanustan, Pakistan just to name a fewƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ and many other countries of real dangerous repute so where did the man get his facts one wonders!
Weiss is said to beƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ in EdinburghƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Scotland presentlyto discuss his book, The Cage -ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ his account of the bloody climax of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war, which played out while he was stationed there and perhaps bears a resemblance to many other pro Tamil Tiger publications who harp on nothing more than the villification of Tamils by the SinhaleseƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  where despite his recognition of the truismƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ “although the country is now at peace for the first time since the 1980s” , he has no privy to commentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ about thereƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  beingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ much to be done to prevent it becoming yet another failed state as it is the very mentalities and likes of Weiss under the guise of NGO assistance andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  certain other internationalƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Aids providers that caused so much mischief through misrepresenting what really went on in Sri LankaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  during the insurgency and is causing do much unwanted international eyebrow raising ~ add to this measly lot the political oponents of the Indian Administration harping on the same theme lately and you have a pack of hounds baying at the moon literally despite also being an unnecessary aggravation for the Administration to deal with when there is so much rebuilding to do as a result of the ravages and attrocities of the Tanil Tigers which the blinkered Weiss sems to very conveniently overlook.
Weiss seems to be quick to demonise the Sri Lankan Administration and the Armed Forces who in fact have done a huge favour for the Nation in liberating it from terrorism, has the audacity to accuse the armed forces who liberated hundreds of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ thousands of fleeing Tamils who were being gunned down by the terrorists and the humanitarian effort which eventually saved them never even mentioned beyond some ChannelƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 4 fairy taleƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ and instead portrays the terrorists as less culpable than the Armed Forces for the sufferings of the trapped Tamils within a cordon of LTTE terrorists and for this blatant and callous portrayal of suchƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ insidious lies he needs that cage for certain but not before a few lashes are meted out to him!
It needs also to be mentioned for the record that Weiss is no longer with the UN as he is reputed to have fallen from the graces of that not so prestigious organization which seems to have at some stage of his career provided cannon fodder for fis explosive rhetoric which in all probabilities is indicative that all his meanderings about situations beyond his true comprehension are somewhat meaningless!

4 Responses to “Liars And Broadcasters Of Innuendo and Blatant Concoctions Towards Cheap Publicity Of His Book “The Cage” Should Be Locked Up In A Cage Fit For His Type!”

  1. jayt Says:

    Do anybody knows his background, his race and religion etc


    Weiss means white or knows in German and this fellow is a German-Australian and probably has Luthiren ancestry. He is after money for his book and probably has tasted ‘dosi’ at LTTE gala dinners for collecting funds.

  3. gamunu6 Says:

    Dear Sirs!~Lankaweb Editorial!

    I am not very familiar with Gordon Weiss or how UN acts regarding problems encountered with respective nations. Sri Lanka is a long standing member during which interlectuals such as Gamini Corea, Mr.Dhanapala & many other young orators who contributed to UNO & earned respect and honour.

    Re: this unfortunate situation, we as Sri lankans whole heatedly support the present GOVTs. version of events. Its an humanitarian operation that was carried out to save tamils from their own BRUTAL terrorists. Just imagine within 2 short years, massive number of tamils are rehabilitated, some are pardoned by President & still process of freeing all IDPs completely by the end of this year 2011.

    When people whether they are white or black, brown or yellow criticize others, they themselves should look at their own wars, problems before casting remarks or pass judgements.

    Proper punishments will be given by none other than the general public of those respective countries, and take them screaming for instigating never ending wars, conflicts created by themselves for political or territorial gains.

    People will rise up for what their leaders did to their own economies in the name of human rights, and other petty grievancies outlined, judged by their own political leaders.

    Till then Hands off Sri Lanka.. because we have done no other country has done, after the defeat of terrorist menace.

    YES! I do feel people like Gordon Wiese who STILL depneds on Tamil rump to sell books, keep that evil as George Bush calls going.

    Just my contribution to this unfortunate situation, which still haunts us due to our own compassion, our troops professionalism & good nature. Even retired Indian General pointed out the Indian Army could not have won this war, with limited casualities. He also praised our soldiers, so did leaders of Philiphines among others.

    Sri lanka is ONE nation united, under one flag, indivisible……and All blessings to our motherland.

    Gamunu Alahakkone. P. Eng Canada, C. Eng UK.. Retired engineer~Canada

  4. Jperera Says:

    Gordon Weiss says in his book titled “The Cage” that “he should have pushed harder” at the UN to avert a civilian disaster. Obviously he is suggesting that a Peace Keeping force should have been sent to the war zone by the UN. Would this be possible without the consent of the Sri Lankan government? I don’t think the SL government would have agreed bearing in mind the desire to eliminate the LTTE altogether. So, why talk about hypothetical and improbable situations. These are arguments brought about to justify the innocence of the author. A reasonable assumption of casualty figures could only be assessed by subtracting the total number of civilians registered at the temporary IDP centres from the population figures in the affected districts. Consideration should be given to people who fled to India and to the south of SL. Rather than quoting hypothetical casualty figures of 20,000 or 40,000 which no doubt arouse emotions and level accusations against the government of Sri Lanka, it would be better if the author worked on these lines. But then, where is his justification to castigate Sri Lanka?
    In all probability the casualty figure may be less than 5000 and most of them would have been LTTE fighters in uniform and those fighters in civvies and not forgetting those civilians who were forced to do military duties and the diehard supporters of LTTE who were among them all the time (Mahavir families). Of course what we talk nowadays as “Collateral damage” has to be considered as well. Please tell me about a “war” without casualties?

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