Sri Lanka to reject UN resolution, according to External Affairs Minister
Posted on March 28th, 2012

Asada M Erpini

The media on 26 March carried a statement by Prof. G.L. Peiris that Sri Lanka will reject the resolution that was adopted at the UNHCR sessions in Geneva on 22 March.

The statement is one of the most decisive and firm responses to the intrusive resolution that was spearheaded by the US, a country that has no moral right whatsoever to accuse Sri Lanka of human rights violations. The non-binding resolution should be rejected outright, and Sri Lanka should carry on with its restoration and rebuilding of the infrastructure at a pace and within a timeframe determined by the resources to which the country has access.

None of the countries that voted in favour of the UNHCR resolution was really concerned about human rights violations that occurred in Sri Lanka. If human rights was an issue that was dear to them, they could not have remained blind to the merciless killing spree of the LTTE that spanned for a period of nearly three decades during which Buddhist monks, Buddhist devotees at religious sites, Muslims at prayer in mosques, poor cultivators at work in their meagre agricultural plots, schoolchildren and mothers feeding babies at their breast were shot or chopped with machetes. The smaller countries that voted with the US were coerced to tow the US line while those such as India had domestic political considerations and survival of the present regime uppermost in their minds. Furthermore, the countries that sided with the US were ready to completely ignore the fact that over 300,000 Tamil civilians who had been corralled to serve as human shields by the LTTE were rescued by Sri Lanka’s armed forces and were fed and sheltered in temporary camps until they could be allowed to go back to their original villages.

In April 2009, when the LTTE leader and his henchmen were marching like lemmings to their inevitable death, the US Secretary of State wanted President Rajapakse to stop pursuing the gang of terrorists, disregarding the fact that the military offensive was an action to which the Sri Lanka government had been pushed by the intransigent LTTE. To add weight to the “Stop the War” demand, David Milliband and Bernard Kouchner descended on Sri Lanka. Yet, instead of forcing the President of Sri Lanka to stop the war, all that they got was a firm “No”, with the former getting his just deserts: “Sri Lanka is not a colony of Britain any more” or words to that effect. If Sri Lanka acceded to the demands of the trio, the country would still be bleeding and the steps that had been initiated during the past two years for the recovery of the economy, rebuilding of the infrastructure and making Sri Lanka an attractive destination for the foreign visitor would have remained a pipedream.

If Sri Lanka’s armed forces were hell bent on killing innocent civilians, they could have done so easily and without sacrificing over 6000 men and women in uniform during the final stages of the war. Just as the meddlesome Western trio intent on stopping the war was shown the door, the intrusive UNHCR resolution should be thrown out of the window.

5 Responses to “Sri Lanka to reject UN resolution, according to External Affairs Minister”

  1. AnuD Says:

    I think it is a good idea.

    If they are going to decide what Sri Lanka should do, there will not be an end to that.

    It is interesting to see what will happen once Hilary Clinton leaves the office.

  2. Dham Says:

    “If Sri Lanka’s armed forces were hell bent on killing innocent civilians, they could have done so easily and without sacrificing over 6000 men and women in uniform during the final stages of the war. ”

    Such a simple fact even Lorenzo cannot understand when he declare ParaSarathy’s statement ” wise”.
    Our people have gone crazy ! Buddham Saranam Gachchami !

  3. stanley perera Says:

    GLP is a good talker and a bad worker.He and MARA SINGH were complacent at the UNHRC. The duo displayed the lethargic attitude unlike the two previous occassions. Is it lethargy, empatathy or something else they cannot divulge? Did RAW get involved or the American embassy in Colombo had a hand in it? Who knows what and only the duo knows it for sure? None of these jokers have any love for the country.Money can buy anybody not only in SL even the developed countries are the same. A clear example is LTTE TERRORISTS buying over CORRUPT WOMAN HILLARY CLINTON. “TERRORISTS LTTE SCRACHED MY BACK, I SCRACHED TERRORISTS LTTE’S BACK” SO SAYS CORRUPT WOMAN HILLARY CLINTON.

  4. stanley perera Says:

    sPINELESS gosl MUST ASK WOMAN hILLARY ” IS THAT AN ORDER OR A REQUEST SHE MADE TO glp TO REPORT? i AM A NICE MAN DIPLOMACY NEVER WORKED WITH THIS THRADA WOMAN. CAN THEY EVER BE LIKE ISRAEL?

  5. desh Says:

    GL Pieris? How can anyone believe in the secretary of Anton B?!

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