Posted on March 20th, 2014

Malin Abeyatunge

 Sri Lanka is just a tiny dot in the world map. Yet two powerful countries USA and UK are very much concerned about this tiny island which is also called the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Why are these two countries  are so concerned about Sri Lanka, started bullying for almost three years and bringing Resolutions at the UNHRC session against Sri Lanka for war crimes? Is it because of our strategic position in the Indian sub-continent? It’s true during the WW II Trinco harbour was a strategic point so the enemies could hide their naval ships in the harbour to attack the enemies. But nowadays, powerful countries like USA, UK, Russia and China bring their war ships openly to any international waters and anchor them to meet any contingencies to attack the countries they want to attack. Currently US  has naval war ships anchored  at the door steps of some middle Eastern countries, then in South Korea, Diego Garcia, Japan to name a few countries. So I doubt the strategic position of Sri Lanka is so important to countries like USA in this modern world.

 The only reasons I can think (may be wrong) of why America & UK are hell bent to destroy Sri Lanka’s political and economic stability are (1) Vengeance– since the President and his armed forces never listened to USA & UKs requests  for ceasefire against LTTE during the last stages of the war and carried out the war until LTTE was conclusively annihilated, they wanted to take revenge. Defeating LTTE despite their pleas to stop it is an egg on the faces of USA,UK & Canada and ‘perhaps UN. They couldn’t digest the moral defeat they faced and not being able to save LTTE terrorist outfit (2) USA, UK  and Canada are jealous because Sri Lanka being just a dot in the world map defeated the world most brutal terrorist organisation aka LTTE whereas America & its allies of NATO still couldn’t defeat the Al Quaida terrorist outfit albeit USA killed it’s leader Osama bin Laden. (3) showing gratitude- It is also alleged and suspected that the politicians of USA, UK,  Canada and a few of the EU Countries are in LTTE Diaspora’s payroll for various party and personal funds, perks and other fringe benefits. (4) Sri Lanka’s close relationship with China and Russia would bring a threat to their domination in the Asia-Pacific Region. It is for these above reasons that USA & UK wants to humiliate, bully and destroy Sri Lanka by bringing the Resolution against Sri Lanka for war crimes at the forthcoming UNHRC session in Geneva. May be to destabilise our country and work for a regime change and place an American puppet as in Afghanistan, Iraq ,Libya to name a few. I see their actions as mere vengeance for not listening to them to save the LTTE hierarchy.

 However, the irony of this resolution is that being two powerful countries USA & UK, they have failed find some powerful sponsors to support the resolution but instead got two insignificant powerless countries to back the giants i.e Mauritius and Montenegro two American puppets. Montenegro is one of the newly formed countries by USA, UK & NATO in 2007 with a population around 620,000 when balkanising former Yugoslavia. In other words Mauritius and Montenegro are two American puppet countries who had joined USA as co-sponsors mainly to get more and more American financial support to run their countries. I wonder whether these two countries know where Sri Lanka in the world map like some USA congressmen who is supporting the Resolution didn’t know where Sri Lanka in the world map.


  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Argentina joins Sri Lanka in exposing US, UK Hypocrisy and Double Standards.

    There is NO INTERNATIONAL LAW that US and the UK obey; they are LAW UNTO THEMSELVES.

    As Vladimir Putin said in his speech to the Russian Duma accepting Crimea into the Russian Federation, what is BLACK for others today, was WHITE for the Western hegemons yesterday, and will be WHITE again tomorrow!

    It is only a matter of WHOSE OX is being GORED at any given time!

    Argentina accuses US, UK of hypocrisy over Crimea

    March 19, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Argentina’s president said Wednesday that the U.S. and Britain displayed double standards with their positions on Crimea and the Falkland Islands, undermining efforts to preserve Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

    During a speech in Paris, Cristina Fernandez compared the referendum in the Black Sea peninsula next to Russia to last year’s referendum by Falkland Islanders to remain a British territory. The southern Atlantic islands are known in Spanish as the “Islas Malvinas” and Argentina insists that Britain usurped them 180 years ago.

    “Something that is fundamental for preserving world peace, for respecting international law, is to not have a double standard when it is time to make decisions. You can’t be in favor of territorial integrity in Crimea and against territorial integrity with the Malvinas in Argentina,” Fernandez said.

    While most Latin American nations support Argentina’s position on the islands, citizens of the Falkland Islands Government voted by 99.8 percent to remain British.

    That referendum was unopposed by the United States, which recognizes the U.K.’s “de-facto administration” of the islands while remaining officially neutral on the competing territorial claims.

    She added that Crimea was once part of the former Soviet Union and that Western arguments had been weakened for not having supported Argentina’s case in the Falkland dispute.

    “We support territorial integrity — that’s why we voted the way we voted in the Security Council,” she said, referring to Argentina joining the council’s rejection of the referendum in Crimea.

    “We either respect the same principles for all, or we live in a world without law, where the most powerful get their way,” Fernandez told journalists.

    The issue of Crimea overshadowed a working lunch expected to focus on ways to tackle Argentina’s growing international debt.

    97 percent of voters in Sunday’s referendum said they wanted to separate from Ukraine.

    Argentina owes $9.5 billion to the Paris Club, a group of the world’s wealthiest countries that has in recent decades helped other nations with debt problems.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Argentina voted AGAINST SL at the last UNHRC

    Good for them.


    First USA went against Iraq. I’m not an Iraqi so I didn’t care. Then they went after Sri Lanka. I’m not a Sri Lankan so I didn’t care. Then USA came after our country and there was no one to stand for me!!

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Right now the US and Russia are in logger heads over the Ukraine and the US has promised further sanctions against Sri Lanka’s stalwart alley Russia. Maybe it is time to close the British Embassy, demand from the UN to take into account that the UK adhere to the Geneva convention regulations of harboring Terrorist organizations and close Sri Lanka’s Embassy in the UK. The pompous attitude of the UK to take fabrications for political gain to slap human rights violations on Sri Lanka when the US itself is coming under the gun of the UNHRC for a slew of human rights violations is sufficient for Colombo to take drastic actions against nations who have decided to be political rivals to Colombo and choose to align with Russia and China in a world where both these nations are rising powers against the US and her NATO agency which the UK is a member. Time to engage the UK on a greater issue than the incessant false accusations heaped on Sri Lanka’s military.
    Sri Lanka maybe a dot on the map but she is the most strategic nation in the Indian ocean. time to choose sides.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:


    Russia is a nuclear power, with an economy that has recovered from the days the USSR collapsed, with a healthy income stream from oil and gas sales. Now, it has re-acquired the strength to shake itself free of the chains with which the West wants to imprison it.

    Sri Lanka has NONE of these STRENGTHS. We must GRIT OUR TEETH, and continue develop our economic strength, the skills and productivity of our people, diversify our trade links, and forge our international alliances.

    When we have achieved those things and become the New Wonder of Asia, these enemies will change their tune and will beat a path to our door smiling widely and bearing gifts to share in the fruits of our labor. We can make our response conditional on their good behavior then.

    NOW is not the time to show the UK and its minions to the door; not yet. Have patience!

  5. SA Kumar Says:

    Sri Lanka needs to realize that they are a pawn in the imperial games, and shouldn’t make the same mistake the LTTE made. Accommodate Tamils’ aspiration or face the consequences which may not be pleasant !!!

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Some reasons for Lanka problems with the east/west divide :

    * Trinco harbor – even with no Cold War as such !

    * Our proximity to INDIA and breakaway state Tamil Nadu (plus TN caste/poverty bind) has proven to be highly inimical to Sri Lanka.

    * Sri Lanka’s LABOR intensive plantations industry is a factor to bring in illegal migrants from Tamil Nadu (some Catholic clergy involved here).

    * Another reason is that the Tamil Dalits converted to Christianity of Tamil Nadu are treated as low caste, whereas in Lanka they are respected.

    * British ‘divide & rule’ principle in place in ex-colonies of the empire/s.

    Also see book ‘Breaking India’ (Malhontra/Neelakandan). This is re India’s fault lines.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    This Tamil RACIST woman has a BIG GRUDGE against SL.

    “The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillai, has equated the government of Sri Lanka with that of North Korea during a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister, Yun Byung-se at the onset of the ongoing 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

    Well informed sources told The Island that Pillay had demonstrated her hostility towards Sri Lanka when the top level South Korean delegation met her during the high level segment. Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister, Prof. G. L. Peiris, too, had been in Geneva during the high level segment of the session. Sources alleged that it was a calculated move to influence South Korean government to throw its weight behind the US-led resolution against Sri Lanka scheduled to be taken up next Thursday (March 27).

    South Korea is a member of the UNHRC comprising 47 countries divided into five regional groups.

    Alleging that Pillay had been campaigning openly in support of the US resolution, government sources said the former South African official was pursuing an agenda of her own.

    Responding to a query, sources recalled the circumstances under which Pillay compared the human rights situation in Sri Lanka with that of Russia. She declared spending more time on Sri Lanka than Russia due to deteriorating situation here.

    Ms. Pillay’s offensive meant that she was prejudiced and therefore Sri Lanka couldn’t accept her office playing any role in an external investigation into atrocities allegedly committed during the conflict here, a high ranking Sri Lankan government official said.

    External Affairs Ministry official said that Sri Lanka had never faced an attempt to compare Sri Lanka with North Korea even at the height of the northern war.”

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    SA Kumar,

    Tamil aspirations MUST BE THE SAME as those of all other Sri Lankan citizens; NO SEPARATE ASPIRATIONS for DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES will be entertained.

    Sri Lanka is a Land of ONE PEOPLE sharing ONE National Destiny, with EQUAL rights and benefits accorded to e ery citizen, and EQUAL responsibility to defend and protect the nation demanded from every citizen. Under suchhh a system, no people hankering after separate destinies and nursing separate aspirations will be tolerated.

    All those who have unfulfilled separate aspirations are welcome to leave Sri Lanka for ANY OTHER COUNTRY willing to accept them and grant them those aspirations, but Sri Lanka will not and cannot do so.

    The fact is, when Tamils leave Sri Lanka and settle elsewhere, they jolly well buckle down and accept WHATEVER they are given by the host country; which usually is MUCH LESS THAN THEY HAVE in Sri Lanka! Nevertheless, they turn around and try to get in Sri Lanka what they cannot get ANYWHERE ELSE in the world.

    Sorry guys, you will have to keep searching for that Tamil Valhalla somewhere else other than in Sri Lanka. Here we are ALL EQUAL with ONE shared national vision and the same citizenship rights.

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    My comment at on the Article entitled:

    U.S. expresses concern on Sri Lanka’s arrest of rights activists

    It is very sad that the United States is now harassing and demonizing Sri Lanka, the oldest Democracy in Asia that had granted universal franchise before the United States, and had fought a long hard war against a foreign inspired and supported murderous terrorist group, the Tamil Tigers, finally decisively defeating and irradicating that terrorism from Sri Lanka in May, 2009.

    Are 30 long years of blood, sweat and tears of unremitting war, while foreign “peacemakers” counseling abdication to the terrorists, bound Sri Lanka hand and foot preventing it from defending itself, piously pontificating while 150,000 citizens were blown to bits, and sliced and diced in the dead of the night, and bankrupting the economy and depriving the people of Sri Lanka of their livelihood, not enough?

    The US, immersed in a global war against terrorists since 9/11, is now castigating the only country in recent times that has decisively won that battle within its own territory, and rescued itself at great cost in lives and treasure. Since the end of the war in May, 2009 ALL people internally displaced during the war have been restored to their homes and rehabilitated, including the rank and file captured terrorists. Within the last five years the economy has grown by over 8% a year, roads and railways, and destroyed government infrastructure has been rebuilt, and new Expressways, Bridges, Airports, Harbours, Hospitals, Schools, Universities, etc have been built and the people given every incentive to improve their education, and skills.

    What is wrong with this picture of the United States hounding Sri Lanka … a fellow functioning democracy and long time ally of the US … on fabricated “war crimes” and “human rights” charges? Instead of rushing to congratulate and assist Sri Lanka attain its national vision of becoming the next Wonder of Asia, and cementing the long standing friendship between our two nations, why is the United States attempting to dismember and destroy Sri Lanka by aiding and abetting the defeated separatists responsible for 3 decades of terrorism?

    It is because the US wants to pander to the Tamils of India to gain a foothold in India in general, and in South India in particular, in its global strategy to pit India against the rising power of China. The US is trying to use regional divisions within India to gain leverage on the federal government of India, because that government has proven to be rather resistant to US proposals for a common aggressive front and foreign policy against China.

    The United States is CALLOUSLY throwing Sri Lanka to the wolves to please the Racist Tamil Politicians of Tamil Nadu hollering for a separate state to be carved out of Sri Lanka solely for the Sri Lankan Tamils who largely supported the defeated Tamil Tigers. This was initiated by Hillary Clinton who plotted with Tamil
    Nadu politicians to do this as a part of her grand strategy of using “Human Rights” and “Democracy” to undermine, destabilize and dismember developing nations not falling in line with her objectives in her global
    chess game.

    This is not the way to win the hearts and minds of people in the developing world; remember they are watching what the US is doing and making their own decisions. We Americans talk a great talk on democracy and freedom, we must now walk the walk as well, instead of implementing Machiavellian strategies that destroy lives around the world.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    As I said before Russian action is WRONG on principle. This is NOT GOOD DEAR PUTIN. Stop it now.

    “Reuters) – Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian.

    Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment.”

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    It certainly appears dangerous for small countries to allow large contingents of ‘refugees’ illegal migrants or even LABOR to enter their countries. Sooner or later the larger countries they came from (e.g. India, lately Pakistan, Maldives), or even the small countries they came from which are under the paw of larger countries, will impose their will/intervene, on the new host countries, using the ‘refugees’ Rights & Human rights issues, real or imaginary, as an excuse.

    This is what is happening in Sri Lanka. India imposes her will on Lanka via Tamils. Here is the sequence :

    Tamil Nadu Tamils came in large numbers to Lanka, first as Indentured Labor (British & Dutch) plus later as illegal Tamil migrants (Labor or other reasons, appears to be sponsored by some churches), now used by Tamil Nadu and India and west to do their will in Lanka, using the ‘divide & rule’ principle. Also, the west uses Lanka to control India, and vice versa, using HR issues.

    We have to depend upon ourselves to do our own work, provide our own needs as much as possible and play fair by labor in Lanka. That is the only way we will grow together as one nation. In future, Sri Lanka should NOT allow any foreign LABOR into the country. This may mean foregoing some so called aide from abroad, but it is worth it.

    Co-operation with other countries re technology etc is different and must be allowed.

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    That is right Fran.

    EXACTLY what Endia (closest friend of Soviet Union) did and doing to SL, Mauritius, Seychelles, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji.

    SETTLE Endians and then INVADE saying they want to “protect Endians”.

    DEPORT all this junk to Endia, send them in boats OUT of SL, do other means to depopulate them.

    Mark my word, ARABIA will also start doing this. WHEN they have enough warships they will invade MUSLIM MINORITY countries saying they are trying to protect Muslims.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    Now EAST UKRAINE (Russian majority area) wants a referendum to join Russia!!

    “A tense blockade of the Belbek air base base that has endured for more than a week looked set for an inevitable culmination following the seizure of one Ukrainian-held military facility after another in recent days.

    It was the last major Ukrainian military facility in Crimea to fall into the hands of pro-Russian forces. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry hasn’t provided details of how many bases it still controls on the peninsula.”



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