MR claims Obama admin pressured Ban Ki-moon
Posted on March 31st, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa blamed the Obama administration for pressuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take decisions on Sri Lanka against UN protocols.

In a press communiqué released yesterday, he noted that the UN Secretary General can appoint a panel of experts to advise him on a country only on the instructions of the UN Security Council. He went on to note that under pressure from the Obama administration, Ban Ki-moon appointed a panel of experts to advice him about Sri Lanka without the sanction of the Security Council,……thus going against the practices in the UN that had evolved over seven decades. The investigation against Sri Lanka by the OHCHR, which began in 2014, had similar issues of legitimacy, he said.

When the UNHRC appoints a Commission of Inquiry to go into the situation in a country, the members of the Commission are appointed by the President of the UNHRC, who is the ambassador of a member nation, Rajapaksa explained in the press communiqué. But in the case of Sri Lanka the inquiry panel was appointed by the UN Human Rights Commissioner – a second tier UN official, not by the President of the UNHRC, he said.

“Thus this report of the OHCHR, which the yahapalana government has accepted, is not the report of a properly constituted UNHCR Commission of Inquiry. Moreover the UNHRC itself passes resolutions each year (with a two thirds majority) against the OHCHR accusing it of being overly dependent on Western countries for funding and having too many Westerners on its staff.

Thus, the present government has accepted the report of an inquiry carried out by a body regularly accused of bias by the UNHRC itself. In order to meet the allegations being made against our Armed Forces, by various interested parties, my government commissioned six of the world’s foremost experts in the law of armed conflict, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Desmond de Silva QC, Rodney Dixon QC, Professor David M. Crane, Prof. Michael Newton and Maj. Gen. John Holmes to provide us with written opinions about the allegations and purported evidence against Sri Lanka,” the press communiqué stated.

He further noted that all six experts wrote well reasoned analyses declaring unequivocally that no violations of the law of armed conflict had taken place in Sri Lanka, and added that the Rajapaksa Government wanted to table these six reports before the UNHRC but it was voted out of power in January 2015. The new government deliberately suppressed all these documents, he said.

“After suppressing these written opinions of international experts, which were all in Sri Lanka’s favour, the yahapalana government accepted, without a murmur, the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka which accused us of committing every war crime imaginable. Now, they have through two co-sponsored resolutions in the UNHRC, agreed to implement the recommendations in that biased and tainted report. This is the extent of the outright treachery practiced by the yahapalana government against its own Armed Forces and people,” he said.

4 Responses to “MR claims Obama admin pressured Ban Ki-moon”

  1. Christie Says:

    I agree with MR. But the in reality it is all Indian imperialism and colonialism.

    1. Obama and the Democrats are on the payroll of the India and Indian vermin in the USA.

    2. Under Obama senior officers of the State Department of the USA are Indian vermin or Socialists.

    3. Ban Ki Moon’s son in law is an Indian and he is a senior UN official in Kenya. It is an unethical appointment.

    4. Navi Pillai, Yamin Sooka are Indian Colonial Parasites from South Africa.

    5. India and Indian colonies like Mauritius were directly involved with motions against the island nations.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Of course harak obama put pressure on manki boon to punish MR who scuppered the plan of catholic tigers of
    tamil drealam to create a catholic country in Sri Lanka. Catholic run UNPatriotic party did everything possible to
    succeed the grand plan. They even gave half the country on a plate in 2005 with the CFA to their catholic buddy
    hitler mala paharan. Still not working. Then traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist Bay Gal Karaya
    Batalande Wadakaya pol pot r@nil wickramaSinhalakiller sent millennium city intelligent officers to the catholic
    tigers of tamil drealam bullet. Still didn’t work. Then MR came and annihilated the so called invincible catholic
    tigers. Of course harak obama & co upset. What better way to punish MR than try to round him up with war crime

    The bleeding hearts, amnasty international, monki boon etc. never heard about the catholic tigers of tamil drealam’s
    killing of unarmed men, women, children including Buddhist monks. They never heard about the catholic run
    UNPatriotic party’s killing of 60,000+ Sinhalese during the BHEESHANA SAMAYA. These bleeding hearts never
    heard about the syrian war where war crimes are committed/being committed on daily basis for over 5 years. But
    monki boons, amnasty international etc. bleeding hearts turns a blind eye since big powers are involved there. So
    monki boon & co’s hearts start to bleed profusely when it comes to Sri Lanka. Shame on you monki boon & co!
    Shameless people!

    Also the politicians in the west, australia and nz hearts bleed a lot when it comes to Sri Lanka. Amount of bleeding
    depends on how many tamil diasporats votes they can garner. More diasporats votes, more bleeding. Another
    shameless lot!

  3. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Hark obama using cat’s paw UNHCR to punish MR since he scuppered the grand plan of creation of a catholic
    country in Sri Lanka. Click these links to see how hard they tried for over 30 years. At least managed to get rid of
    over 100,000 Sinhalese, they must be thinking.

  4. NAK Says:

    It was more Hillary Clinton than Obama. Robert O Blake was the man who Threatened Sri Lanka with war crimes charges when MR refused to stop the fighting to save Prabhakarn.
    Ban Ki Moon was a spineless stooge of Hillary who took orders from her. He lied about the panel from the start. He said the panel was only to advice him and their report had no official status but Ban brought in in from the back door and Navi pillai and now Hussain are openly using it.

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