It is sad that the nominee for US ambassador is already acting as a viceroy
Posted on June 9th, 2012

Asada M Erpini

The lady who is going to end up in Sri Lanka as the next US ambassador when her nomination is confirmed has clearly enunciated what she wishes to do, according to media reports on 07 June: human rights in Sri Lanka, equality and justice for those living in former conflict zones, devolution of power to the minorities and demilitarisation of former conflict zones are to be her primary concerns.

Sri Lanka is not a vassal colony of the once mighty US. Ambassadors that a country sends to another certainly have to promote the cultural, economic and strategic interests of their own nations and have to tow the line of their foreign ministry bosses. Deciding how the host country should manage its affairs, especially those concerning its security issues, do not come within the purview of the envoys unless the host nation has threatened the diplomatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s own country.

As far as we know, Sri Lanka has not been a threat to the US or to any other country. All that it has done so far is to wage a war against a terrorist group that threatened its very existence as a single nation within the island of Sri Lanka. The ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”crimeƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ that the country committed ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” in the eyes of the US and the affluent nations of the world ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” is defeating a group that has become their darlings because of the vested interests and covert manipulations of these countries. The good lady from the US, who is likely to descend on Sri Lanka soon with her preaching and admonitions, does not seem to realise that her slip is showing: although she wants the rest of the world to believe that all that the US is doing is selfless service to the rest of humanity, her statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continues to, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”the U.S. has broad interests in Sri Lanka as it is located along the busiest shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean, a region emerging as a “strategic arena” for U.S. interests.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ So, all these never-ending demands for restoration of human rights, justice for the people of the North and the East, and devolution of power to the minorities are clearly not what they are portrayed to be. They are mere hogwash.

Libya was once among the poorest countries in the world, but Colonel Khadafy ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” irrespective of his alleged suppression of opposition and lack of freedom of expression ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” gave the country the highest living standard in Africa and, among other things, took concrete steps to make the desert green through a vast man-made irrigation scheme. The Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was a darling of the West. But both these Heads of State of sovereign nations were hounded out like rats and killed in cold blood either by the US soldiers or those who were actively supported by the US administration, when they were not ready to do the bidding of the US administration.

The USƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s lackeys are already there in Sri Lanka to do its dirty work that is aimed at undermining Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s attempts to develop the country. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In addition to the handful of human rights peddlers among the Colombo elite who work to an agenda of the US, the TNA leader has openly stated the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-understanding and relationship with the United States as a source of strengthƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ in his aspiration to bifurcate the country through non-military means, after their Sun God kicked the bucket in the lagoons of Nadikadal in May 2009.

Many Sri Lankans would have been happy to see the back of the former US ambassador in Sri Lanka. After her non-enviable stint in Bangladesh, she landed in Sri Lanka, and what she had been up to has been made public through Wiki leaks. The new candidate for the post is no better. All that peace-loving Sri Lankans can say is, if a pithy Sinhalese saying could be translated, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-It is like giving up ginger and getting chilli in returnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. The lady should be told very clearly that matters of governance and security of the nation are handled by the Head of State of Sri Lanka and his defence officials, and not by diplomats of foreign countries.

4 Responses to “It is sad that the nominee for US ambassador is already acting as a viceroy”

  1. AnuD Says:

    TNA is provoking Tamils again for a separate country. Rehabilitated LTTE cadres are still killers in sleeper cells. US and every US ambassador comes to Sri Lanka want Tamils to have their own way. They want military also removed from the North.

    Are they both – TNA and US – planning for another round of Tamil war ?

  2. Sri Rohana Says:

    I happened to read the comments of newly appointed CIA bureau boss of Colombo Michellie Sison to U.S senate. Biggest mistake of her is, she has an impression like that she appointed by her neo-nazi boss Hilary, as a governor to Sri Lanka rather than an Ambassador to represent U.S government.
    Her boss also behaves very much like Nazi Hitler’s sister. When Hilary addresses media, she never communicates but she commands to entire world, body language and gesture is very similar to Nazi Hitler. I wonder whether nazi Hitler reborn again as a woman. So the subordinates have to follow the boss. Therefore Michellie Sison has to go ahead with her boss Hilary –Jayalalitha’s tamil racist expansionist agenda against Sri Lanka.
    Now Jayalalitha has a seven a side team for her racist tamil expansionism agenda. Four tamil tribal women including her, Navinathan Pillai, Suka and Radhika Cummarasvamy from Geneva UNO, Hillary and Michellie Sison from CIA and Chandrika to represent traitors of Sri Lanka.

  3. sena Says:

    She is acting like this b’s she knows government is in debt up to its nose and need the blessing of US to get loans from international lenders. Already they are withdrawing troops from North as they dictate. Instead of tightening belts and adopting a nationalistic economic policy until we recover from the devastation of war. government , contrary to its Chintanaya, went on a consumption binge to satisfy the wishes of urban folks who contributed very little to war victory and certainly do no contributed to SL economy. Now due to this luxury consumption, SL is in great financial difficulties and the politicians and the urban class consisting of no good professionals and officials will certainly do what ever the outsiders ask to keep the status quo.

  4. appuhamy1 Says:

    Having said all the above did not we decrease our strength from the North?

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