Can they decide our destiny?
Posted on March 26th, 2012

S. Akurugoda

Apart from the United States of America and its Western allies, the other countries voted in favour of the US resolution against Sri Lanka are Benin, Moldova, Uruguay, Cameroon, Costa Rica Guatemala Libya Mauritius Nigeria Chile and India.

The reason why US, its European allies and India voted against us is well known.  European allies of the US have a common interest. They are linked to each other by their culture, religion, skin colour and political motives.  They simply follow whatever US says whether right or wrong. India’s role, the creator and promoter of the terrorism to destabilise Sri Lanka, is not new. The stand taken by Libya is also understandable since the current regime is none but something installed by the US and its allies. There is a large population of Indian in Mauritius and hence the influence of India on such a country to vote against Sri Lanka is not surprising.  Although we have heard some of the remaining countries in books and media, this is the first time that existence of some of our fate deciders was known to us. It is hard to believe that any one including the leaders of countries like Benin, Moldova, Uruguay, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile etc are really interested or familiar with the issues or affairs of our country the someway we Sri Lankans see those countries.   There is no cultural, political, commercial or geographical link, what soever, between Sri Lanka and those countries although they may have such links with US and its allies.  They simply follow what the almighty self appointed world’s policeman says either for fear of defying or for economic benefit.    All our neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Asian countries such as Indonesia and China voted for us except India. Malaysia, abstained from voting despite the pressure it had from its Tamil politicians.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris, who was part of the Sri Lankan delegation to the 19th session of the UNHRC, has quite rightly said  “The most distressing feature of this experience is the obvious reality that voting at the Human Rights Council is now determined not by the merits of a particular issue but by strategic alliances and domestic political issues in other countries which have nothing to do with the subject matter of a Resolution or the best interests of the country to which the Resolution relates. This is a highly selective and arbitrary process not governed by objective norms or criteria of any kind.  The implications of this were not lost on many countries.” As the Minster emphasised, this is a cynical negation of the purposes for which the Human Rights Council was established.

UNHRC has paved the way for jungle rule “might is right”.

3 Responses to “Can they decide our destiny?”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province can decide whether or not to MERGE with the Northern Province … ALL BY ITSELF? REALLY?

    The National Government of Sri Lanka and the citizens of ALL OTHER PROVINCES of Sri Lanka HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE MERGER? NOTHING?

    This ILLUSTRATES the danger posed by setting up Provincial Councils as semi-autonomous fiefdoms to the national integrity of Sri Lanka. They are TOO LARGE, and HAVE TOO MANY POWERS!

    They ALREADY BEHAVE as if they WERE INDEPENDENT Sovereign Nations!

    That is why I advocate REPEALING the 13th Amendment, DISSOLVING ALL Provincial Councils in favor of SMALLER DISTRICTS reporting DIRECTLY to the National Government.

    GOSL … Please take Note!

    …………..
    People of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province must decide on merging and North and East – Chief Minister

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Mar 25, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan says the people in the East would have to decide on whether or not to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

    Chandrakanthan has said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) cannot make any decision with regard to merging the North and East.

    Addressing a public rally in Vavunathivu, the Chief Minister has said the political leadership in the North was not concerned about the people in the North and has isolated the people in the East.

    He has noted that the East would not be able to develop as it has in the past few years if the North and East were merged.

    He has added that as a former member of the LTTE, nothing was achieved except destruction.

    According to Chandrakanthan, the TNA has not responded to a statement made by him expressing desire to discuss a political settlement with them.

    Therefore, he has said the Eastern Provincial Council would continue to work for the betterment of the people in the East and it would be the people in the East who have to decide on a merger of the two provinces in future.

  2. aravinda Says:

    TNA(ex-LTTE), already suggesting Eelam from back door. The TNA toilet cabinet is muttering of justice for Prabakaran, regime change and sanctions with the view of destroying Sri Lankan economy. Well, keep on dreaming.

    I was flabbergasted hearing old monkey Karunanidhi’s hopes of Tamil Eelam. Why not a Eelam in Tamil Nadu, where 95% of worlds Tamils live?

  3. Vijendra Says:

    Please check the following link to see what the yankees have been doing to many countries. Hope SL will take proactive action to avoid any possible disaster.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RXPJmqkxmI

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